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INSIDE Everyone can Zumba their way to fitness with Zumba for Kids, Zumba, and Zumba Gold! pg. 18, 61-63 Discover the world of Soft Sculpture and learn new methods and techniques for creating 3-D art in this unique fiber arts class. pg. 43 All levels welcome to explore the mind, body, spirit connection in Adult Contemporary Dance. pg. 40 Feed your little one’s curiosity with all new Tiny Tot Science. pg. 26

FALL

2017

Registration begins August 14!


Autumn’s In The Air Although summer camp is drawing to a close, Arts + Rec has many opportunities for children to enhance their education this Fall through extracurricular activities in our programs. From keeping active with sports and fitness classes, to engaging their creative side with visual arts, your child can continue to grow and explore with us. We’re proud of our many community partnerships that enhance our class offerings. Check out Draw and Paint Live Owls, a collaboration with the Lindsay Wildlife Experience, for ages 13-18 (pg 17). For adults, drop in to the Make and Mingle Open Studio at Calicraft Brewery and try a new art project each month (pg 56). And a variety of essential resources for adults 50+ are available at the Civic Park Community Center through partnerships with Senior Outreach Services, AARP Tax Aide, Contra Costa County Medicare and many more providers. Center REPertory Company, Walnut Creek’s resident professional theatre company of the Lesher Center for the Arts is commemorating 50 years this upcoming season. The first show of the season, Million Dollar Quartet, relives the historical night Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash all got together and jammed! Visit centerrep.org for the full season and ticket information. Mark your calendar for the annual Community Service Day on October 14, 2017. Look for more information about Community Service Day in the Fall Nutshell newsletter or at www.walnut-creek.org/service. Kevin Safine Director, Arts + Recreation

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New Online Registration System Launches August 14 The City is building a more user friendly and convenient online registration system for Arts + Rec classes to better serve you. The new system will be available beginning with Fall 2017 registrations. Existing customers will need to create a new account in order to register for Fall classes. To create an account: • Visit cityofwalnutcreek.perfectmind.com, or access the online portal through links on our website • Select “Create an Account” from the bottom of the login page • Enter your contact information or choose to sign up with Facebook Once your account has been created, you’re all set for when Fall 2017 registration opens on August 14 at 9am. As part of our commitment to continually improving our services, we look forward to providing you with a new and improved registration process!


Youth Ceramics & Sculpture 4-5 Dance 6-9 Events Calendar 9 Decorative & Fiber Arts 10 Digital Media & Photography 11 Drama 12 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 13-17 Food & Cooking 18 Health & Fitness 18 Martial Arts 19 Music 19-23 Personal Enrichment 24-25 STEM 26 Sports 27-31 Youth Camps 32-33

Adults Ceramics & Sculpture 36-38 Dance 39-40 Decorative & Fiber Arts 41-43 Digital Media & Photography 43-45 DIY 46-47 Dog/Pet Care 48 Drama 49 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 49-56 Food and Cooking 56-58 Glass 58-59 Health & Fitness 60-64 Jewelry 65 Music 66 Personal Enrichment 67-70 Sports 70-72 Sports/Fitness Groups 72 Adults 50+ Programs & Services 73-77 Specialized Recreation 78

+ More registration begins august 14!

Upcoming Events 9 Community Arts Foundation 34 Aquatics 79-83 Tennis 84-85 Open Space 86-87 Facility Rentals 35, 90 Registration 88-89 Boundary Oak Golf 90 Lesher Center for the Arts 91 Bedford Art Gallery 91

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Youth

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

AG ES 4 -7

AG ES 5 - 8

Clay Play: Habitats Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most

Makers Series: Creepy Creatures on All Hallows Eve

versatile and forgiving mediums. This is a great introduction to

Witches & warlocks; zombies; spiders, cats & bats; jack-o-lanterns;

3D art for young creative minds with or without clay experience.

ghosts & skulls are many of the Halloween characters we can

Using a variety of techniques including pinch, coil, slab and

make together with our non-toxic, polymer clay. Once baked in

squeeze methods, children will learn the basics from scoring to

your home oven, these colorful sculptures take on a ceramic-like

glazing their work. Build imaginary worlds filled with people,

finish.

animals and a place for them to reside-trees, caves, tropical islands and more!

LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

$37: 1 class

LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 37266

$105: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 36903

3:45pm-4:45pm

Mon

9/11-11/13

$105: 10 classes

Sat

9:00am-10:00am

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

10/29

AG ES 5 - 8

Makers Series: Ornaments from Around the World

INSTRUCTOR : Amber Noyer

Class 36904

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

9/16-11/18

Make your favorite seasonal ornaments from around the world! Make not only Christmas ornaments, but seasonally festive ones like a mini Menorah, Buddhas with different mudras, Hindu gods, and/or Islamic symbols like the moon and star. They can be ready to hang, stand alone, or both. This class will use a self-hardening clay medium, which can be baked in an oven, giving a ceramic-like finish. The polymer clay comes colored and will give you quick and

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colorful results. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

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$46: 1 class

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Class 36909

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Sun

1:00pm-4:00pm

11/12


Youth AG ES 5 - 1 6

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Clay for Homeschoolers

Sculpted Clay Creatures

Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. Come see

Like immediate results when working with clay? This class

what you can learn to make. Cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals,

explores a self-hardening clay medium which doesn’t require a

bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and

kiln. The polymer clay comes in a variety of colors and is easily

lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a

shaped and formed. Once the sculpture is completed, it can be

variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and

baked in an oven, giving it a ceramic like finish. Projects include

assistance for students with different needs.

whimsical creatures, free-form sculpture, and more. We’ll also do elements of jewelry making such as beads and bracelets.

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

$167: 10 classes

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 36905

Mon

8:30am-10:30am

9/11-11/13

$110: 9 classes

Class 36910

Fri

4:00pm-5:30pm

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Clay Works I A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot of (or any) experience working with clay to explore this versatile

AG ES 1 2 - 1 7

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding

medium. Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding

make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses.

techniques and projects as well.

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION : Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$135: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 36906

5:00pm-6:30pm

$169: 10 classes $35 supply fee payable at first class ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay).

Mon

9/11-11/13

Class 36888

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

9/14-11/16

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Clay Works II: Hand Building/Wheel Throwing Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from centering to making simple pots. Prerequisite: must have taken Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding techniques. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $167: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 36907

3:30pm-5:30pm

Tue

9/12-11/14 Ceramics studio information

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale $147: 9 classes

Class 36908

Fri

No class 11/10

3:30pm-5:30pm

9/15-11/17

Studio use is for instruction and other learning. Work produced or fired in the Community Arts Ceramics Studio may not be sold except through the Clay Arts Guild and Center for Community Arts. No work produced outside of classes or open studio will be fired. Class and workshop fees include firing. Clay must be purchased in class. Tools and tool kits may be purchased in the studio. Wheel chair accessible electric potter’s wheel available.

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DANCE

AG ES 3 - 4

Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-4) Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance. Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only. Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom $119: 10 classes

Class 37228

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

9/12-11/14

INSTRUCTOR : Oliver Adams $119: 10 classes

Class 37229

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/13-11/15

Class 37231

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/13-11/15

INSTRUCTOR : Samantha Blanchard $107: 9 classes

Class 37232

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10 LOCATION : Studio D, Civic Park Studios

AG ES 1 8 - 3 5 m os

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

Creative Play with My Adult

$96: 9 classes

Parents and children will learn new ways of creative movement

Class 37230

through dance and a nurturing atmosphere that is fun and

No class 10/7

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

9/16-11/18

energetic. Potty trained or not, please join us for some fun! AG ES 3 - 5

INSTRUCTOR : Vanessa Freeman LOCATION : Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Preschool Dancing Combo

$111: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

All preschool aged students welcome to join in on the fun of

Class 37372

12:30pm-1:15pm

learning ballet/jazz and tumbling at an introductory level. Parents

Mon

9/11-11/13

and care takers may participate by viewing from outside the studio while children are learning in class.

AG ES 2 - 5

INSTRUCTOR : Vanessa Freeman

Parent/Child Dance

LOCATION : Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Young children begin their dance studies through their attachment to parent or primary caregiver. In addition to being a lot of fun, parent-child dance classes are great preparation for very young

$119: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 37223

1:30pm-2:15pm

Mon

9/11-11/13

children to eventually participate in a creative dance class on their own, learning to take direction from a teacher while staying true to their own ideas.

The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all

INSTRUCTOR : Samantha Blanchard LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $103: 10 classes

Class 37240 6

Sat

12:00pm-1:00pm

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students to stay enrolled in the same level for at least one year, unless the instructor advises otherwise.


Youth AG ES 4 - 5

AG ES 6 - 1 0

Pre-Ballet (Ages 4-5)

Ballet I

Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance.

Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each

Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin

class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will

and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen

enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as

to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may

Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Attire: Girls-black leotard,

watch last session only. Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed

pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun

tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from

away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet

face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers.

slippers. Registration requirement: Five-year olds with one year experience may move to Ballet I. The Tuesday class is a year round

LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

program.

INSTRUCTOR : Oliver Adams

LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$119: 10 classes

Class 37233

Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

9/13-11/15

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom $53 MONTHLY PAYMENT

INSTRUCTOR : Samantha Blanchard

Class 37281

$107: 9 classes

NO CLASS 12/19,12/26, 4/3

Class 37234

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10

Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

9/5-6/5

INSTRUCTOR : Edward Stegge $107: 9 classes

LOCATION : Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Class 37237

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

No class 11/10

Fri

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/15-11/17

$107: 9 classes

Class 37235

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

9/16-11/18

Class 37236

Sat

12:45pm-1:30pm

9/16-11/18

LOCATION : Studio D, Civic Park Studios INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill $107: 9 classes

No class 10/7

Class 37239

Hip Hop-Youth Syncopation derived from jazz funk and street jazz, with high energy focus on the latest styles and moves.

10:30am-11:30am

9/16-11/18

Ballet II Class will continue with traditional barre and center work,

LOCATION : Studio D, Civic Park Studios

improving technique, working on proper body alignment and

$107: 9 classes

Sat

A G E S 7- 1 1

Designed for students wanting to continue their ballet training.

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

Class 37226

Sat

No class 10/7

AG ES 6 - 1 0

an emphasis on vocabulary. Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink 11:45am-12:30pm

9/16-11/18

No class 10/7

footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $53 MONTHLY PAYMENT

Ballet Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet

Class 37282

slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black

No class 12/19, 12/26, 4/3

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/5-6/5

tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. All year-round dance programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, which will be added to first payment.

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Youth AG ES 9 - 1 5

Ballet III Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular attendance and adherence to ballet attire. Meets two times per week, must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least 9 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. INSTRUCTOR : Amanda Farris, Edward Stegge LOCATION : Studio D, Civic Park Studios, Shadelands Art Center $103 MONTHLY PAYMENT

Class 37373

Mon, Thu 4:00pm-5:30pm

9/7-6/7

No class 11/23, 12/18, 12/21, 12/25, 12/28, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19, 4/2, 4/5, 5/28

A G E S 7- 1 8

Winter Ballet Gala Winter Ballet Gala is a performance rich in holiday culture from around the world. The array of music and dance embraces the celebrations of all people and many countries. Holiday favorites will be featured both in the classical and contemporary styles. This dance event will embody the holiday spirit and the joy of

Professional Training Program

performance. Selections from the magical scenes of the beloved

Intermediate and advanced ballet training, including technique,

Nutcracker will also be performed with rich costumes and music

pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For

from this cherished family ballet. Diablo Ballet professional

audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director, at

dancers will perform along with students from the Center for

rebecca@diabloballet.org. Intermediate class meets three days per

Community Arts Dance Academy from Levels Ballet II, III and

week; must attend all three days. Advanced class meets four days

Professional Intermediate/Adv Program. All dancers in these

per week; must attend all four days. Please call for a brochure for

programs are eligible to perform in this unique and enriching

more information.

performance. No audition is necessary if participating in one of these Community Arts classes. Requirement: Attendance at rehearsals and performance fee of $50.

Class 37306      Sat, Wed           1:00pm-6:00pm  10/28, 11/29

AG ES 1 0 - 1 5

Hip Hop-Youth Syncopation derived from jazz funk and street jazz, with high

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $107: 9 classes

6:30pm-7:30pm

No class 10/9

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$187 MONTHLY PAYMENT

Class 37284

Mon

Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm

5:30pm-7:00pm

Sat 10:30am-12:30pm

9/6-6/8

ADVANCED $390 MONTHLY PAYMENT

energy focus on the latest styles and moves.

Mon

Leedom, Edward Stegge, Jordan Tilton,

INTERMEDIATE

$50: 2 classes

Class 37225

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Amanda Farris, Erin LOCATION : Shadelands Art Center & Studio D, Civic Park

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

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AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

9/11-11/13

Class 37284

Mon

Wed 5:00pm-7:30pm

4:00pm-7:00pm

Fri 4:00pm-7:00pm

Sat 12:30pm-3:30pm

9/6-6/8

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Calendar CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

AG ES 6 - 1 8

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and

June 15 – September 15

neighboring islands for all levels.

An Exhibition of Deborah Dodge and Vicki Pierpont’s Abstract

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

Paintings, City Hall – 3rd Floor Gallery

LOCATION : Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $73: 8 classes

July 25 – September 25

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 37059

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

9/16-11/18 ages 6-12

Printmaking Students Exhibition, Shadelands Art Center Lobby

No class 10/21, 11/11 August 15 – October 15

Tah/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)* Class 37060

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

9/16-11/18

ages 6-18

No class 10/21, 11/11

An Exhibition of Jordan Westin’s Photographs, City Hall – 1st Floor Gallery

*Registration per instructor’s approval only. August 28 – October 28

A G E S 1 3 & up

Tahitian Dance & Drumming

Soyoung Youck Exhibition of Children’s Book Illustrations, Heather Farm

This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Students should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues.

September 9

Family Art Day, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center September 25 – October 25

$73: 8 classes

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 37061

Wed

Walnut Creek Staff Art Show, Shadelands Art Center Lobby

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/20-11/22

No class 10/18, 11/15

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg) Class 37062

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/20-11/22

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* & (Adv)* Wed

Master Potter Series: Bonnie Seeman, “Earthly Form and Delightful Function”, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Civic Park Ceramics

No class 10/18, 11/15

Class 37063

October 7

8:30pm-10:00pm

Studio

9/20-11/22

No class 10/18, 11/15

*Registration per instructor’s approval only.

November 7

Fall Performance Jam, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Rey Aguilar LOCATION : Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $73: 8 classes

December 1 – 3

Tahitian Drumming/Music Class 37064

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

9/16-11/18

Holiday Art Sale

No class 10/21, 11/11

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DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

AG ES 8 - 1 3

Kids Beyond Basic Sewing Beyond Basics is for students who are ready to advance beyond basic hand and machine sewing with focus on designing and constructing a custom made item of clothing with special attention to details. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION : Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool $128: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 37263

5:30pm-7:00pm

Wed

9/13-11/15

AG ES 9 - 1 2

Weaving for Kids (Beg) Using our four-shaft table looms kids will learn to plan a project, prepare the loom and weave a scarf while having fun with color and texture. Yarn spinning will also be introduced and farm-tofabric connections will be discussed. Weaving will be self-paced so multiple projects will be possible. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION : Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $119: 9 classes

$28 supply fee due at first class

Class 37292

3:45pm-5:15pm

Wed

9/20-11/15

AG ES 5 - 8

Happy Halloween Mask Making Parent/ Child

Basic Machine Garment Sewing

Make your own Mask for Halloween! Children 5-8 and their parents

Kids will learn how to make a series of projects that build upon our

are welcome to join the fun. We will transform a basic mask using

understanding of fabric and construction. Beginning with cutting

paints, feathers, beads, sequins. Use your imagination-Make it

and sewing an apron, they will quickly advance to designing and

a monster or a beautiful bird. $10 supply fee will cover all the

constructing a simple garment. Along with other simple projects

materials needed for class.

students will learn proper use of the sewing machine and sewing terminology, how to use a pattern, cut and piece fabric, and a

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION : Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool $21: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class.

Class 37288

11:30am-1:30pm

Sat

10/28

AG ES 5 - 8

Kinder Sew plus Fiber Fun Enjoy the basics of hand sewing plus learn to make necklaces, bracelets, and headbands using buttons, beads, pompoms, and tassels. We will adorn our hand sewn aprons or purses with our custom designs and details. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION : Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool

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$101: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 37264

3:30pm-4:45pm

Thu

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9/14-11/16

variety of sewing techniques. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION : Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool $123: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 37265

5:00pm-6:45pm

Thu

9/14-11/16


Youth

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY AG ES 8 - 1 6

Introduction to Digital Photography for Homeschoolers This digital photography class will introduce students to photography as an art form. Students will learn the ins and outs of digital camera controls and how to use them to create proper exposures. This class will cover a technical foundation, such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, and composition, and break into basic editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity to practice concepts learned in class with weekly in-class shooting exercises. After 10 weeks, students will emerge with a small digital portfolio and a set of printed photographs created using an Epson Stylus Pro Inkjet printer.

AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

Teen Digital Photography

INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

This digital photography class will introduce students to

$169: 10 classes

Class 37086

Mon

photography as an art form. Students will learn the ins and outs 1:00pm-3:00pm

9/11-11/13

of digital camera controls and how to use them to create proper exposures. This class will cover a technical foundation, such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, and composition,

AG ES 1 1 - 1 7

and break into basic editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and

Digital Storytelling

Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity to practice concepts

Everyone has a story to tell. In this class, students will learn how

learned in class with weekly in-class shooting exercises. After 10

to harness the power of visual art to tell their stories. Students

weeks, students will emerge with a small digital portfolio and a set

will explore and experiment within the mediums of digital video,

of printed photographs created using an Epson Stylus Pro Inkjet

audio, and photography to create visual poetry, fiction, and non-

printer.

fiction. Students will emerge from this class with a small portfolio

INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston

of digital and printed works.

LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston

$169: 10 classes

LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 37137

Mon

4:30pm-6:30pm

9/11-11/13

$169: 10 classes

Class 37168

Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

9/12-11/14

AG ES 1 3 - 1 8

Intro to Analog Photography Teens will get a hands on introduction to film photography. Students will learn the basics of using a manual analog camera. Students will also learn the basic of film processing and creating digital images from their negatives. INSTRUCTOR : Brian Z. Shapiro LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

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$169: 10 classes

$100 supply fee due at first class

Class 37157

3:30pm-5:30pm

Thu

9/14-11/16

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DRAMA

AG ES 1 1 - 1 4

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class – Middle School

AG ES 5 -7

Middle School Community Arts Theater participants will learn about

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class (5-7 years) Explore theater basics through music, movement, and theater games! Students will work with professional theater artists to help build their confidence and develop their voices as young actors in our Theater Studio Class. Students will end the session with an inclass sharing for family and friends! All levels welcome! INSTRUCTOR : Staff

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/14-11/16

INSTRUCTOR : Julia Dashe LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $146: 10 classes

Class 37244

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

voice, character, scene study, improvisation and multiple genres of theater, students will build confidence, communication skills, selfexpression, team work, and compassion. Most importantly, students will have FUN in a supportive and welcoming environment. All levels welcome. Students will have an in-class sharing of work at the end of each quarter.

LOCATION : Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

$146: 10 classes

Thu

performers in our Studio Class. Through the study of movement,

INSTRUCTOR : Joe Orrach

LOCATION : Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Class 37247

the actor’s tools and begin to uncover their own unique voices as

9/11-11/13

$200: 10 classes

Class 37243

Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

9/12-11/14

AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

Community Arts Theater Troupe (11-18 years) Our Community Arts Theater Troupe will focus on the process of performance, using theater skills and techniques from our Studio

AG ES 8 - 1 0

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class (8-10 years) Join us for an in-depth exploration of theater! In a supportive and exciting environment led by professional theater artists, students will learn about the actor’s tools and uncover their unique voice

Class to perform selected works and create original works by students themselves. Open to middle and high school students, Theater Troupe members will work alongside professional actor and performer, Joe Orrach, as they perform their works on stage at the end of each quarter. Participants must be enrolled in either the Middle or High School Studio Class to participate in our Theater Troupe.

as a performer. Through the study of movement, voice, and

INSTRUCTOR : Joe Orrach

improvisation, young actors will work toward a performance of

LOCATION : Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

a collection of short scenes. Our Theater Studio class works with young actors to build confidence, communication skills, selfexpression, team work, compassion, and most importantly, FUN!

$179: 20 classes

Class 37242

Tue, Thu 6:15pm-7:15pm

9/12-11/16

All levels welcome. Students will end the session with an in-class sharing for family and friends.

AG ES 1 4 - 1 8

LOCATION : Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class – High School

$190: 10 classes

High School Community Arts Theater participants will focus on

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

Class 37245

Thu

4:45pm-6:15pm

9/14-11/16

growing development of the tools of an actor through in-depth study of movement, voice, scene study, improvisation, and musical theater in our Studio Class. Actors will work toward a showcase of

INSTRUCTOR : Julia Dashe LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $190: 10 classes

Class 37246

Mon

monologues, scenes, and songs throughout the quarter. All levels welcome. Students will perform in an in-class sharing of work at the end of each quarter.

4:45pm-6:15pm

9/11-11/13

INSTRUCTOR : Joe Orrach LOCATION : Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $200: 10 classes

Class 37241

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9/14-11/16


Youth

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING AG ES 1 8 - 3 6 m os

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore social, physical, language development and parent education. Exploration activities including music and movement, tactile and visual art exploration and circle activities will be offered each session. INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $139: 9 classes

Class 37103 Fri

9:00am-10:30am 9/15-11/17 Ages 18-24mos

No class 11/10

Class 37104 Fri

10:45am-12:15pm 9/15-11/17 Ages 24-36mos

No class 11/10

AG ES 3 - 1 0

Kids Open Studio

AG ES 2 4 - 3 6 m os

Learning Through Art and Sensory Play Our play based, child-centered parent-child program will support and encourage your child’s growing curiosity about the world around them and their abilities to interact with that world. Be part of your child’s play through art and sensory experimentation, small motor manipulation and building, circle time stories, music and movement. Watch your child grow, socially, physically,

Kids Open Studio is a special place for families and kids to connect with their creativity while playing boundlessly with art materials, concepts, techniques and challenges! Kids ages 3-6 must be accompanied by a parent; ages 7-10 can be dropped off for an opportunity to explore with their peers! Each drop-in class explores a new project based on the quarter’s theme. Register prior to class or pay by credit card on the day of class.

emotionally and cognitively. Share your concerns and joys with

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

other parents and learn together how to navigate this exciting time

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

of growth and development for your child.

$10: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Kathy Faut

Class 37094

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

9/16

LOCATION : Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

Class 37095

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

10/14

Class 37096

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

11/11

$139: 10 classes

Class 37016

Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

9/14-11/16 AG ES 4 -7

I Can Do It Art Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore--paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc.,--as they draw, paint, and explore new media. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter.

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INSTRUCTOR : Ida Thaler LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

with all the latest news, activities and fun on Facebook!

$95: 10 classes

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Class 37105

Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

9/13-11/15

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Class 37106

Wed

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/13-11/15

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Youth AG ES 5 -7

Primary Colors Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques will be learned as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage projects included. Completion of I Can Do it Art recommended. Children repeating this class will complete extended projects that provide further independent growth and development. INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION : Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

Class 37107

Tue

4:30pm-5:30pm

9/12-11/14

AG ES 5 - 8

Makers Series: Jingle-Jangle Art Tis the season to paint and sculpt beautiful holiday ornaments and gifts. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $34: 1 class

AG ES 5 -7

Class 37092

Mixed Media Mash-up Student artists will experiment with a new medium and a new project every week. Draw, paint and sculpt little masterpieces and learn different ways to express yourself, as well as learn how a

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

12/16

AG ES 5 - 8

Makers Series: Snow Art

variety of materials work. Modern masters will be our inspiration.

Explore winter by creating! We will be painting and sculpting this

Media include pastel, watercolor, air dry clay, mixed media,

special season. Snow people and creatures will be sculpted and

printmaking and more.

include in a special winter centerpiece.

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft

LOCATION : Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$95: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

$34: 1 class

Class 37119

4:00pm-5:00pm

Class 37093

Wed

9/13-11/15

AG ES 5 -7

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

12/9

AG ES 5 - 8

Observe and Imagine

Wrapanimal Zoo

Close looking and wild invention are at the heart of this drawing

Learn a new way to make a zoo full of animals. We will be

class. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of drawing

wrapping our special sculptures and constructing and painting a

media as they play drawing games, invent insects, design their

home for them to live in.

own city, and draw tiny objects using a magnifying glass. We’ll look at drawings made by different artists and discuss what we see, leading the way to inspire them in their own work.

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $34: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

Class 37122

LOCATION : Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

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$95: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 37108

6:00pm-7:00pm

Tue

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Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/23


Youth AG ES 5 - 1 0

AG ES 6 - 1 2

Minecraft Mixed Media

Bird Wonder

Students will bring their personal Minecraft worlds to life and use

Join us while we learn how to illustrate and paint live and

them as inspiration for a variety of mixed media projects, bringing

taxidermy birds! Live pigeons, a chicken, and more will be

their creations into the real world. They will learn traditional

available for students to explore and get to know up close and

painting techniques and color theory, as well basic clay modeling.

personal. Learn about the habitats and peculiar behaviors of different avian species. Along the way, students will develop

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

techniques in realistic painting and drawing and execute

LOCATION : Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

beautifully polished scientific works of art.

$89: 9 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 37091

5:15pm-6:15pm

Fri

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION : Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

Class 37121

AG ES 5 - 1 6

Homeschool Mixed Media

Sat

1:00pm-2:00pm

9/16-11/18

A G E S 7- 1 0

Work with a variety of fine art media and learn new painting and drawing techniques! Paint and draw live animals, explore 2d

Beginning Cartooning

media, printmaking, weaving, sewing, and object making. A great

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters

place to meet fellow homeschoolers and make new friends!

and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning. Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along with

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen and

LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students

$117: 10 classes

Class 37088

Thu

will have the opportunity to create and work on projects with 1:00pm-2:30pm

9/14-11/16

instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Timothy Hancock

AG ES 6 - 1 0

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Tinkering

$97: 10 classes

No rules and no expectations! Tinkering is a time for exploration

Class 37099

Tue

4:00pm-5:00pm

9/12-11/14

and creativity. Have access to a variety of new and exciting materials each week to use to create whatever one can imagine. Wood, paper, paint, foam, cardboard, clay‌the media list goes on. Kids can get messy and have the freedom to explore through

A G E S 7- 1 1

Color and Pattern We will begin with a dive into color mixing with paint, observing

process and with guidance from their instructor.

how colors behave in relation to each other. Students will work

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

with acrylics and watercolor. They will use these mediums in a

LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

series of projects that emphasize color and pattern. Students will

$95: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

collage with painted papers as well as creating copies of master

Class 37087

4:30pm-5:30pm

works.

Wed

9/13-11/15

INSTRUCTOR : Heloise Levy LOCATION : Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $87: 8 classes

Class 37120

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

9/21-11/9

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Youth AG ES 8 - 1 2

Masters & Contemporary Painters Studio Visit the works of a different artist each week and examine their techniques and methods of working with the medium. Focus on an important piece of that artist’s body of work. Children often find these studies and exercises to be huge confidence builders, exposing them to new approaches to their own creative expression. Work in both acrylic and oil paint, selecting artists from Michelangelo to Picasso. Recommended completion of Paint Box or similar class. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $117: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 37089

3:30pm-5:00pm

Thu

9/14-11/16

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Basic Anime/Manga Cartooning Are you interested in Japanese anime/manga cartooning? This popular style of drawing is very dramatic with lots of engaging

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Acrylic & Oil Painting for Homeschoolers

characters involved in a variety of adventures. You will learn

For students who have had some painting experience and are

the basics, using existing characters and the techniques needed

interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and/or

to create your own. You will explore poses, basic anatomy,

further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and

composition, paneling, coloring and much more. Students are

composition will be explored.

encouraged to take courses for consecutive quarters to see their illustration skills grow. Content of class will change from quarter to quarter.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $141: 9 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado

Class 37356

1:30pm-3:00pm

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

No class 11/10

Fri

9/15-11/17

$96: 10 classes

Class 37097

Mon

4:00pm-5:00pm

9/11-11/13

AG ES 8 - 1 3

Drawing and Cartooning AG ES 8 - 1 2

Fantastic Animals and How to Draw Them

anime/manga character designs and story illustrations. Learn advanced drawing techniques, storytelling, and the process of

Let’s venture through the world of fantastic animals and learn

making an illustration. Create and develop characters, settings and

how to draw creatures from all genres. From studios like Pixar,

environments using perspective and other cartooning techniques.

Disney, Studio Ghibli and animals from Harry Potter and Pokemon. We’ll go through step by step instructions utilizing Gesture, Construction, Anatomy and Technique to explore everything from anime characters like Totoro’s Cat bus, Pixar dragons, and all things in between. We’ll cover realistic and cartooning techniques throughout the course. You provide the imagination and we’ll take those fantastic animals and show you how to draw them! INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 37101 16

Take your fun ideas and turn them into finished cartoons, comics,

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

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INSTRUCTOR : Timothy Hancock LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $125: 10 classes

Class 37100

Tue

5:00pm-6:30pm

9/12-11/14


Youth AG ES 1 0 - 1 6

AG ES 1 2 - 1 7

Beginning Portrait Drawing

Character Design

In Beginning Portrait Drawing for the young artist, students will

Do you love to draw characters from your favorite cartoons, TV

explore the use of light and shadow, shapes, line, measurements

shows, movies, video games or books? We’ll go through step-by-

& textures with graphite, charcoal and pastels to create realistic

step instructions utilizing Gesture, Construction, Anatomy and

portraits from photographs.

Technique (G.C.A.T.). We’ll explore everything from super heroes, science fiction, fantasy, anime, pop culture and much more!

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

This class will help with basic anatomy drawings such as hands,

LOCATION : Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

hairstyles, clothing, drapery, dynamic posing, setting up shots, etc.

$105: 9 classes

Class 37090

Fri

You provide the passion to draw and we’ll do the rest. 3:30pm-5:00pm

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $125: 10 classes

AG ES 1 2 - 1 6

Class 37102

Teen Drawing & Painting For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow,

Thu

5:00pm-6:30pm

9/14-11/16

AG ES 1 3 - 1 7

Teen Anime/Manga Cartooning

perspective and color. Students may work at the easel, initially

Continue your journey into the Japanese art of anime/manga

focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex

taking your characters and stories to the next level. This class

projects. Students are exposed to a variety of mediums including

will focus on elements of graphic design, character and creature

acrylics, oils, charcoal pencil, and watercolor. Continuing students

development, basic anatomy, poses, expressive and gestural

receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of

drawing, storyboarding, game development and more. This class

their choice.

is for students who are at an intermediate or advanced level with strong drawing and composition skills. Students are encouraged to

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

take courses for consecutive quarters to see their illustration skills

LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

grow. Content of class will change from quarter to quarter.

$155: 11 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 36965

4:15pm-6:15pm

Tue

9/12-12/5

No class 10/3, 11/21

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $125: 10 classes

Class 37098

AG ES 1 2 - 1 6

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

9/11-11/13

Fun Fantastic Portraits Students will learn the basics of portraiture by looking at artists of the past and present, and learning painting and drawing techniques that are specifically catered to portraiture. Acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and charcoal are used.

AG ES 1 3 - 1 8

Draw and Paint Live Owls This mixed media workshop will explore how to capture the likeness of these nocturnal birds of prey. Along the way you will

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

get to observe our subjects up close and personal while learning

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

about their lifestyle, habitat, feeding habits and other interesting

$141: 9 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 37371

6:30pm-8:00pm

Fri

No class 11/10

9/15-11/17

facts. Learn various avian drawing and watercolor painting techniques that will help you along the way to creating your masterpiece! This workshop is a collaboration with the Lindsay Wildlife Experience. INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION : Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Experience $34: 1 class

Class 37305

Mon

4:00pm-7:00pm

10/23

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Youth

HEALTH & FITNESS

FOOD & COOKING

AG ES 1 . 5 - 3

AG ES 4 - 1 0

We Teach Your Kids to Cook

Gymnastics-Parent/Child

Cooking with Kids inspires kids to enjoy healthy food! Kids eat

This popular class will enhance your child’s motor development and

what they cook. Our goal is to make your children fall in love with

confidence. Emphasis is on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and

healthy eating. Young chefs have fun while learning a valuable life

jumping. Parent participation required.

skill. Class includes how to grocery shop, understand food labels, work safely in the kitchen, work in a team proper clean up and more. Wear closed toed shoes and bring an apron.

LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $83: 5 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Cooking with Kids Foundation LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $265: 5 classes

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc.

Class 37006

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

9/12-10/10

Class 37007

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

10/17-11/14

9:30am-10:15am

11/21-12/12

$17 supply fee due at first class

Class 36824

Mon

1:30pm-3:00pm

10/16-11/13

ages 4-5

Class 36825

Mon

4:00pm-5:30pm

10/16-11/13

ages 6-10

$67: 4 classes

Class 37008

Tue

AG ES 3 - 5

AG ES 6 - 1 7

Chocolate Torte for Parent and Child

Gymnastics-Preschool

Build this delicious chocolate torte in layers together with your

Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, coordination

child and be as creative as you like. Shape torte like a star and/

and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills

or decorate as you wish with available edible items. Class creates

and equipment use.

a great opportunity for parents and children to have a good time

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc.

while inspiring and helping each other. Take it home and surprise the family! Class fee and supply fee covers both parent/child. Please register under child’s name INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $83: 5 classes

Class 37009

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

9/12-10/10

Class 37010

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

10/17-11/14

10:15am-11:00am

11/21-12/12

LOCATION : Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $55: 1 class $28: Additional sibling discount $16 supply fee due at class

Class 37185

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

$67: 4 classes

Class 37011

Tue

12/16 AG ES 4 - 1 2

A G E S 7- 1 1

NEW | Zumba® Kids

NEW | Sprouts Cooking Club

Zumba Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original

Join a delicious journey from ground to plate! Sprouts Chefs will

choreography. We break down the steps and add games and activities

be leading your aspiring chef on a culinary adventure into our own

along with cultural exploration elements. Zumba helps develop a

backyards! Your child will do everything hands-on; from prep work

healthy lifestyle while incorporating child development elements

and cooking, to tasting and sharing their culinary creations with

such as confidence, self-esteem, creativity, coordination, and cultural

others! Our culinary adventurers will explore our own backyards

awareness. Wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing.

to discover the season’s best produce and be inspired by local flavors! Each child will master essential knife safety and cooking techniques as well as Sprouts’ kitchen safety guidelines.*

INSTRUCTOR : Berrin Kandilici LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $75: 6 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Sprouts Cooking Club LOCATION : Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

Class 37318

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/13-10/18

ages 4-6

Class 37319

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

10/25-12/6

ages 4-6

$263: 8 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

No class 11/22

Class 37184

3:30pm-5:00pm

Class 37321

Wed

4:45pm-5:30pm

9/13-10/18

ages 7-12

Class 37322

Wed

4:45pm-5:30pm

10/25-12/6

ages 7-12

Fri

9/15-11/3

*Bring Chef’s Kit (rag, apron, knife, cutting board and peeler) to class.

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Youth

MARTIAL ARTS

MUSIC

AG ES 3 - 6

Tiny Tigers Karate This program is a good base for your child’s journey into martial arts. Each week is themed and focuses on specific skills in a fun, learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over five years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35. INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics LOCATION : Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics $69: 6 classes

Class 37032

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

9/11-10/16

Class 37037

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

10/23-12/4

No class 11/20

Class 37033

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

9/12-10/17

Class 37034

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

10/24-12/12

No class 10/31, 11/21

Class 37035

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

9/14-10/19

Class 37036

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

10/26-12/7

AG ES 3 m os - 5

Music Together Consistent winner of local/national awards, Music Together is the gold standard in early childhood music education. Download our

No class 11/23

free “Hello Everybody” app to hear our music and find out more. Fun for parents/adult caregivers and babies/toddlers/preschoolers

A G E S 7- 1 2

Karate Kids

together working on the basic skills of singing in tune and sense of

All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated

and group activities. Supply fee includes CDs, digital downloads

to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of

and songbook extending the music into your home. Call

school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your child

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rhythm. Our family classes feature songs, instruments, movement

will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together Tri-Valley, Inc. LOCATION : Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

$215: 10 classes $143: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per family due at first class

LOCATION : Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

Class 37026

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

9/11-11/13

$81: 6 classes

Class 37018

Mon

6:00pm-6:45pm

9/11-11/13

Tue

4:00pm-4:45pm

9/12-11/21

5:00pm-5:45pm

9/12-11/21

6:00pm-6:45pm

9/12-11/21

Class 37038

Mon

4:00pm-4:40pm

9/11-10/16

Class 37114

Class 37039

Mon

4:00pm-4:40pm

10/23-12/4

No class 10/31

No class 11/20

Class 37020

Class 37040

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

9/12-10/17

No class 10/31

Class 37041

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

10/24-12/12

No class 10/31, 11/21

Class 37021

Tue Tue

No class 10/31

Class 37019

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

9/16-11/18

Class 37024

Sat

10:00am-10:45am

9/16-11/18

Class 37025

Sat

11:00am-11:45am

9/16-11/18

$67: 3 classes $45: Siblings over 8 months $15 supply fee per family due at first class

Class 37022

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

12/2-12/16

Class 37023

Sat

10:00am-10:45am

12/2-12/16

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Youth AG ES 4 - 5

Music Makers Our class will build on your child’s growing independence and developing competencies. There will be a stronger emphasize on vocal, rhythmic and ensemble development with lots of fun activities to foster musical growth. Your child will have the opportunity to participate actively in learning songs, dancing, playing rhythm instruments, listening and movement activities, and stories that build on the young child’s need for language and creative expression. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

$22 supply fee due at first class.

Class 37220

1:00pm-1:45pm

Tue

9/12-11/14

AG ES 4 - 5

Petite Pianist: Parent/Child In this beginning piano class your child will be introduced to basic piano skills, notation and rhythm in a supportive, hands-on learning

AG ES 1 -2 . 5

Tuneful Toddlers-Parent/Child In the world of toddlers, movement and exploration are their greatest need and music fits right in! Your toddler will be absorbed

environment. Must have a piano or keyboard at home to practice. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

in a fun musical environment, which supports all areas of musical

$115: 10 classes

$12.50 supply fee due at first class

development through research-based activities. Through singing,

Class 37207

12:00pm-12:45pm

Wed

9/13-11/15

finger plays, rhythm activities, dancing, instrument playing, and focused listening the foundations of musical learning will be encouraged and nurtured, making this a very special music time. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

Class 37218

Tue

AG ES 4 - 6

Intro to Suzuki Violin Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions, rhythms and respectful behavior through games and songs. Begin to play

9:30am-10:00am

9/12-11/14

simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method. Instruments discussed at first class.

AG ES 1 - 5

INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

Family Music

LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Celebrate the joy of music making with your child in this fun,

$119: 10 classes

mixed age music class that siblings can attend together! Important

Class 37200

musical concepts will be presented and reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment through singing, instrument playing, dance and rhythm activities. Experience the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding, enjoying, and learning together. Siblings 9 months and under are free. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

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Class 37219

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

9/12-11/14

Class 37221

Wed

10:30am-11:15am

9/13-11/15

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Youth AG ES 4 - 6

AG ES 5 - 1 0

Ukulele for Kids

Guitar for Kids (Beg)

Learn the basics of music on a fun instrument the perfect size

Learn the basics of guitar, from holding it to playing basic chords.

for little hands! You will learn how to hold the instrument, basic

You will have the opportunity to play and sing along to all styles of

notes and chords, strumming patterns and rhythms. We will play

music from nursery rhymes to popular music. Through easy to learn

and sing our favorite songs while learning the basics of ukulele.

music theory and rhythm exercise, you’ll be having fun rocking out

Instruments will be discussed at first class. You will need to buy or

in no time. Bring your own acoustic guitar to class.

rent your own.

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $101: 10 classes

Class 37199

Mon

1:30pm-2:15pm

$101: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 37212

4:30pm-5:20pm

Thu

9/14-11/16

9/11-11/13 AG ES 5 - 1 1

AG ES 5 -7

Let It Go! Singing for Homeschoolers

Little Voices

This is a music appreciation class emphasizing vocal development

Do you love to sing? Are you interested in learning more about

and learning vocal technique, vocal range and breath control.

music and how to use your own instrument that you carry with

Students will be exposed to different composers, various genres

you every day? Then come join us in a fun, structured and

and styles of music. Have confidence when singing. Most important,

supportive environment where we’ll learn the different elements

have fun singing as a group!

of music including rhythm, dynamics, tempo and of course, how INSTRUCTOR : Ivanna Taratula

to sing.

LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Victoria Taylor LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $120: 10 classes

Class 37205

Tue

5:00pm-5:45pm

9/12-11/14

Class 37215

Fri

12:00pm-1:00pm

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10

AG ES 6 - 9

AG ES 5 - 1 0

Introduction to Piano for Children

Drumming for Fun This class is designed to inspire children to explore their musical curiosity using a variety of hand drums. It emphasizes exposure to fun musical experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat

In this beginning piano class, your child will be introduced to basic piano skills, notation and rhythm in a supportive, hands-on learning environment. Must have a piano or keyboard for at home practice. LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

patterns.

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $123: 10 classes

Class 37213

$120: 9 classes

Thu

5:30pm-6:20pm

9/14-11/16

$113: 10 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 37210

4:30pm-5:20pm

Wed

9/13-11/15

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans $113: 10 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 37214

3:00pm-3:50pm

Thu

9/14-11/16

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Homeschool Acoustic Guitar Aspirations to learn acoustic guitar? Dreams of becoming a songwriter? In acoustic beginners, we will learn the fundamentals of guitar and improve your finger dexterity while exploring strumming patterns and learning some classic acoustic songs. We will study how the guitar works and learn its use in an ensemble. Playing and singing is welcome! All you’ll need is your guitar and a pick to get started. INSTRUCTOR : Jake Nunn LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $101: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 37208

2:00pm-3:00pm

Wed

9/13-11/15

A G E S 7- 1 1

Youth Chorus

A G E S 7- 1 8

Join Walnut Creek’s new Youth Chorus. In this class students will

Community Arts Youth Orchestra

meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting,

Members of the Community Arts Youth Orchestra-Intermediate group

and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary and

will sharpen orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie,

all levels are welcome.

teamwork and ensemble experience and work toward musical excellence. A suite of successively more advanced orchestral

INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $117: 10 classes

Class 37201

Mon

experiences culminates with the teen level Advanced Orchestra that will perform challenging music and accompany renowned guest artists. Request full information by calling (925) 943-5846.

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/11-11/13

No pre-auditions; seating audition is held in early October. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

A G E S 7- 1 2

LOCATION : Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

Introduction to Ukulele You will learn chords, strumming and basic music theory to help

Intermediate (Ages 7-13)

make learning the ukulele fun and enjoyable. Students must rent

$380: 33 classes

or buy their own ukulele.

Class 37285

Tue

5:00pm-6:15pm

9/12-5/22

INSTRUCTOR : Jake Nunn LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Advanced (Ages 11-18)

$101: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

$513: 33 classes

Class 37209

3:30pm-4:20pm

Class 37286

Wed

9/13-11/15

6:30pm-8:30pm

9/12-5/22

AG ES 9 - 1 3

A G E S 7- 1 4

Violin Ensemble (Beg)

Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to

Learn some of the basics and discover how fun and easy the guitar

hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly,

can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning, note reading and

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be

single line melodic playing. Move on to ensemble playing and basic

discussed at first class.

solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary. Note: Nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required.

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 37216

Fri

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$111: 9 classes

3:30pm-4:15pm

No class 11/10

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$101: 10 classes

Class 37206

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/12-11/14


Youth AG ES 1 0 - 1 8

A G E S 1 2 & up

Rock Guitar 101

Flock of Flutes

For beginners of electric guitar and lovers of rock music. We will

Join the Flock and soar with the East Bay’s only flute choir.

learn techniques and exercises to improve your finger strength

Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

and speed for lead and rhythm guitar, as well as learn iconic riffs

flutist. Prerequisite: three years playing experience, good rhythm,

and songs from some of the most beloved rock bands in history.

tone and sight reading skills. Mid-year enrollment is possible.

All you need is your guitar and a small practice amp. Let’s rock!

Please call (415) 200-6617 for audition to be scheduled by appointment only.

INSTRUCTOR : Jake Nunn LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

$101: 10 classes

LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 37211

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/13-11/15

$377: 32 classes

Class 37294

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/19-5/29

A G E S 1 1 & up A G E S 1 4 & up

Teen Singing This class is designed to introduce the basic technique of singing

Guitar for Adults (Beg)

in a fun and supportive environment. Students will learn about

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

body awareness and alignment, breath support, singing with

postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

more freedom and control, musical tone quality and how to care

and standard music notation, while playing beautiful melodies.

for the voice. Through the use of vocal exercises we will address

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

breathing, pitch and intonation, shaping of vowels and common

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier.

vocal problems.

Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary.

INSTRUCTOR : Kelly Mustain

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$116: 10 classes

$123: 10 classes

Class 37204

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

9/12-11/14

A G E S 1 2 & up

Class 37222

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/11-11/13

A G E S 1 7 & up

Community Chorus

Jazz Band Ensemble

Join Walnut Creek’s new Community Chorus. In this class students

Feel the thrill of being part of a full jazz ensemble. Play music of

will meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group

the jazz masters from the 1930s to the present day. At least four

setting, and even have a chance to perform! No experience

years of experience, knowledge of all 12 major scales and sight-

necessary and all levels are welcome!

reading skills are required. A payment plan is available. Auditions required. Please call (925) 676-8203 for more information.

INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

$117: 10 classes

LOCATION : Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

Class 37202

Mon

7:15pm-8:15pm

9/11-11/13

$393: 32 classes

Class 37291

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/14-5/24

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

AG ES 3 - 4 . 5

Little Lits II This is an enriching early literacy class for pre-kinders. The storytime based sessions will cover themes related to the environment and our world, like seasons, animals, trees, and our earth. We will have fun, interactive picture book readings, songs and movement, crafts, and several literacy activities, all emphasizing on vital language and reading skills. The class will encourage a love for books and a curiosity to learn, while opening up our world for young children. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings. INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $125: 6 classes

Class 37112

Thu

10:45am-11:45am

9/14-10/19

Class 37113

Thu

10:45am-11:45am

10/26-12/14

No class 11/2, 11/23

AG ES 3 - 6

French Language, Art and Culture What is more fun for a young child to learn a new language than with hands on art activities! Preschoolers learn about the French culture while exploring their artistic skills. Inspired by various famous French artists, students express themselves in French using their imagination to create an art piece through different techniques and media, such as, drawing, painting, collage, charcoal, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic. Students listen to French stories, songs and learn classic French dances. Each class ends with a “taste of France� snack. INSTRUCTOR : Ghenwa Serhan LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

AG ES 2 1 m os - 3

Little Lits I In this story-time based toddler class, children will be introduced to preschool themes through music and books. Wonderful readalouds, rhymes, storyboards, and movement and finger play, will prepare children for a life-long love of reading and learning.

$308: 7 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 36937

9:00am-12:00pm

Tue

9/12-10/31

No class 9/19 $265: 6 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 36938

9:00am-12:00pm

Tue

11/7-12/12

This gentle and interactive class will also include a simple craft or activity and some stay-and-read time. You will take home songs to sing, book titles to read, and craft ideas. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings. INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $103: 6 classes

Class 37110

Thu

9:45am-10:30am

9/14-10/19

Class 37111

Thu

9:45am-10:30am

10/26-12/14

No class 11/2, 11/23

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AG ES 4 - 1 0

AG ES 6 - 1 0

NEW | Beginning Circus Skills

Chess Academy for Kids!

Have you ever dreamt of running away and joining the circus?

Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy! This is a great opportunity

Here’s your big break! In this fun five-week course, your little circus

for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically,

monkey will begin the basics of Chinese plate spinning, feather

and stay focused. Specifically designed for young players with little

balancing, comedic clowning, and even rolling globe--learning to

or no experience, the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow

walk and balance on a giant ball! (All under the supervision of their

instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation to chess

experienced ringmaster, of course). On the final day, come enjoy

tournaments. The use of the modern technology (projectors, iPad,

a small performance starring your children and all the fun skills

teaching software) makes the learning process easy, fast, and fun!

they’ve learned! This is one unique class you won’t want to miss!

All equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies!

INSTRUCTOR : The Bay Area Party Company LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy

$128: 5 classes

LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 37327

Wed

3:45pm-4:45pm

9/27-10/25

Ages 4-6

$143: 9 classes

Class 37328

Wed

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/27-10/25

Ages 7-10

Class 37117

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/26-11/28

No class 10/31.

AG ES 5 - 1 2 AG ES 1 0 - 1 5

Kids’ Carpentry Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and

Babysitting for Beginners

applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter.

The safe- use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while

Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline,

boys and girls, Kindergarten-7th grade, work together on boats,

how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and the

bird feeders, doll furniture, games, clocks and more. Program may

kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency

be taken year-round with different projects offered each session.

will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a

Our motto is building confidence and teaching with respect and

lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion.

humor in a safe and happy environment.

INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary

INSTRUCTOR : Director Michael Glass

LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$51: 1 class

$158: 8 classes

$50 supply fee due at first class

Class 36876

Class 36769

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/14-11/9

4:00pm-5:00pm

9/14-11/9

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/14-11/9

Thu

Sun

9:00am-2:00pm

10/8

No class 9/21

Class 36770

Thu

No class 9/21

Class 36771

Thu

No class 9/21

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH

AG ES 6 - 1 2

AG ES 2 - 4

NEW | Tiny Tot Science Introduce your little ones to the exciting world of science. Each

NEW | Fun with Robotic ProgrammingSensors

week we will explore a new topic, and will include a story, songs,

Have fun learning how to program a robotic ball! Write code

and hands-on science experiments specifically tailored for this

to make it understand input from its sensors and react to it by

young and curious age group. This supportive environment will

zooming away or changing its color. Students will learn the

allow children to develop fine motor skills and grow a love for

fundamentals of computer programming and will see how the

science. Parent-participation required.

commands that they issue directly control the robotic ball. All necessary equipment will be provided for use during class. Great

INSTRUCTOR : Maria Kapadia LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $105: 6 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 36875

10:00am-11:00am

Fri

9/29-11/3

for beginners or continuing students. No prerequisites required. INSTRUCTOR : Fun with Academics LLC LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $178: 5 classes

Class 37326

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

11/7-12/5

AG ES 6 - 1 2

NEW | ALOHA Mind Math class

AG ES 6 - 1 2

Kids find learning math on the abacus fun! Your child will learn to do math on the abacus and practice mental math techniques. Watch your child be inspired to develop confidence and agility in math. This hands-on, engaging class will broaden your child’s understanding of math as they realize they can be math rock stars.

NEW | Fun with Robotic ProgrammingZoom, Zoom Have fun learning how to program a robotic ball! Write code to make it move, spin, change colors, and find its way out of a maze.

Abacus and workbook included.

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer programming

INSTRUCTOR : Aloha Mind Math

the robotic ball. All necessary equipment will be provided for

LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

use during class. Great for beginners or continuing students. No

$199: 8 classes

prerequisites required.

Class 37128

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

and will see how the commands that they issue directly control

9/25-11/13

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Youth

SPORTS

AG ES 3 - 5

NEW | Skyhawks Tot Sports This multi-sport tot program combines soccer, baseball, basketball,

AG ES 1 . 5 - 3

and track & field; allowing young athletes to discover a passion

Wee Hoop -Dribblers

for a variety of sports in one fun-filled setting. Participants explore

This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and

balance, body movement, coordination, self-esteem, teamwork,

coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children

sportsmanship, and sport specific skill development through

experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities

a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and games. Our

include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop

progressive curriculum, modified equipment, and highly trained

listening skills. Parent participation required. Participants will need

staff provide a safe environment where kids can develop at their

to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $8.

own pace. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and awards medal.

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

LOCATION : Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

LOCATION : Field 3, Heather Farm Park

$78: 5 classes

Class 37002

Tue

9:45am-10:20am

9/19-10/17

$203: 10 classes

Class 37003

Tue

9:45am-10:20am

10/24-11/21

Class 37170

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

9/29-12/15

No class 11/10, 11/24

AG ES 2 . 5 - 3

NEW | Skyhawks Parent & Me Sports

LOCATION : Soccer Field, Tice Valley Gymnasium $203: 10 classes

This multi-sport tot program was designed to give kids a positive

Class 37169

first step into athletics. Using modified equipment, participants

No class 11/9, 11/23

Thu

10:15am-11:00am

9/28-12/14

discover the basics of baseball, basketball, soccer, and track & field. Skyhawks patient and knowledgeable staff provide a safe and positive environment where kids can develop at their own pace.  All participants receive a Skyhawks T-Shirt and Medal.  Program includes parent participation.

AG ES 3 . 5 - 5

Skyhawks Preschool Sports Sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, and track & field. This

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

multi-sport tot program was created to give young athletes the

LOCATION : Field 3, Heather Farm Park

skills, confidence, and passion necessary to take the next step in athletics. Through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits

$203: 10 classes

Class 37280

Fri

and developmental games, participants learn the fundamentals 10:15am-10:40am

9/29-12/15

No class 11/10, 11/24

of baseball, basketball, soccer, and track & field. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and medal. INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION : Field 3, Heather Farm Park $203: 10 classes

Class 37278

Fri

11:45am-12:30pm

9/29-12/15

No class 11/10, 11/24 LOCATION : Soccer Field, Tice Valley Gymnasium $203: 10 classes

Class 37279

Thu

11:15am-12:00pm

9/28-12/14

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AG ES 4 - 5

A G E S 7- 1 5

Wee Hoop-Hot Shots

Youth Badminton, Chess & Table Tennis

Wee Hoop is designed to provide children with a positive

Saturday programs for youth include badminton, chess, table ten-

basketball experience while promoting an active lifestyle. This

nis or a combination of badminton/table tennis, badminton/chess

class places an emphasis on developing basketball skills and

or chess/table tennis.

learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will encourage teamwork and new friendships. Participants need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $8.

INSTRUCTOR : Lifetime Activities Instructor LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium $149: 6 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop

Youth Badminton

LOCATION : Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Class 37590

Sat

9:00am-10:30am

9/23-10/28

$78: 5 classes

Class 37004

Tue

10:25am-11:10am

9/19-10/17

$149: 6 classes

Class 37005

Tue

10:25am-11:10am

10/24-11/21

Youth Table Tennis Class 37592

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

9/23-10/28

$270: 6 classes

Youth Badminton/Table Tennis Combo Class 37594

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

9/23-10/28

$224: 6 classes

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Sat

9:00am-11:45am

9/23-10/28

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Class 37596

Sat

9:15am-12:00pm

9/23-10/28


Youth KIDZ LOVE SOCCER

AG ES 3 . 5 - 4

Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches

Tot Soccer

using the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-

Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun

appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional

running and kicking just like the big kids!

scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Participants receive a KLS jersey. Shin guards are required by the second class meeting.

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $115: 8 classes

Class 37146

Mon

9:00am-9:30am

9/11-10/30

Class 37147

Mon

5:15pm-5:45pm

9/11-10/30

Class 37148

Thu

10:10am-10:40am

9/14-11/9

5:50pm-6:20pm

9/14-11/9

No class 9/21

Class 37149

Thu

No class 9/21 LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $115: 8 classes

Class 37150

Sat

9:00am-9:30am

9/23-11/11

AG ES 4 - 5

Pre Soccer Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $115: 8 classes

AG ES 2 - 3 . 5

Parent & Me Soccer

Class 37152

Mon

9:30am-10:05am

9/11-10/30

Class 37153

Mon

3:10pm-3:45pm

9/11-10/30

As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate

Class 37154

Mon

5:45pm-6:20pm

9/11-10/30

activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and

Class 37155

Thu

10:40am-11:15am

9/14-11/9

socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the

No class 9/21

3:40pm-4:15pm

9/14-11/9

6:20pm-6:55pm

9/14-11/9

game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the

Class 37159

field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines.

No class 9/21

Class 37160

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $115: 8 classes

Class 37138

Mon

10:15am-10:45am

9/11-10/30

Class 37139

Thu

9:30am-10:00am

9/14-11/9

5:10pm-5:40pm

9/14-11/9

No class 9/21

Class 37140

Thu

Thu Thu

No class 9/21 LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $115: 8 classes

Class 37156

Sat

9:30am-10:05am

9/23-11/11

No class 9/21 LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $115: 8 classes

Class 37141

Sat

11:45am-12:15pm

9/23-11/11

Class 37142

Sat

12:20pm-12:50pm

9/23-11/11

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Soccer 1: Techniques and Teamwork Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, and defense. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $115: 8 classes

Class 37161

Mon

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/11-10/30

Class 37164

Mon

6:20pm-7:05pm

9/11-10/30

Class 37162

Thu

4:15pm-5:00pm

9/14-11/9

No class 9/21 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

AG ES 1 2 m os -2 4 m os

$115: 8 classes

Class 37163

Sat

10:05am-10:50am

9/23-11/11

Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.

A G E S 7- 1 0

Soccer 2: Skillz and Scrimmages

Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing

physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and

and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on

engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will

scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points.

have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play-all while

All levels are welcome.

having a blast! Parent Participation required.

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$115: 8 classes

$111: 6 classes

Class 37165

Mon

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/11-10/30

Class 37181

Thu

9:30am-10:10am

9/14-10/26

9:30am-10:10am

11/2-12/14

No class 9/21

Class 37182

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $115: 8 classes

Class 37166

Sat

10:50am-11:35am

9/23-11/11

KLS WEATHER WATCH: No rain make-up on 11/25. In case of rainouts, please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 ½ hour prior to your class start time or download the free Kidz Love Soccer app for iPhone or Android to receive cancellation notifications directly on your phone. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

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Thu

No class 11/23

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LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $183: 10 classes

Class 37180

Sun

No class 9/24

9:50am-10:30am

9/10-11/19


Youth AG ES 2 - 3

AG ES 5 -7

Super Soccer Stars

Super Soccer Stars

Every 2-3 year old Super Soccer Stars class includes an

The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s

introduction to physical activities, rich language exposure, and

elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill

movements such as running, hopping, jumping and changing

development and group activities like small-sided games to

directions. The focal point at this age group is to improve your

goals. Every Kindergarten-1st Grade Super Soccer Stars class

child’s natural development through our fun, physical learning

emphasizes spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging

experience allowing your child to improve their natural ability.

teamwork. Repetitious ball skill activities are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence.

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$111: 6 classes

Class 37309

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

10:20am-11:00am

9/14-10/26

$183: 5 classes

No class 9/21

Class 37313

Class 37310

No class 9/24

Thu

10:20am-11:00am

11/2-12/14

Sun

11:30am-12:30pm

9/10-10/15

No class 11/23

AG ES 8 - 1 0 LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Super Soccer Stars

$183: 10 classes

Class 37308

Sun

9:00am-9:40am

9/10-11/19

No class 9/24

The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill development and group activities like small sided games to goals. This Super Soccer Stars class emphasizes spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging team work. Repetitious ball skill activities

AG ES 3 - 5

are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence. Basic

Super Soccer Stars

tactical activities are also introduced at this age.

The focal point at this age group is for your child to become comfortable with the ball by developing soccer skills such as

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

dribbling, shooting and the introduction of passing. Every class

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

includes dynamic activities, which involve dribbling technique, and

$183: 10 classes

moves to promote confidence with the ball. The primary focus for

Class 37315

this age group is body movement with the ball and your child will

No class 9/21

Sun

12:35pm-1:35pm

9/10-11/19

be introduced to juggling and other skill building activities. The concepts of teammates and teamwork are also introduced.

SUPER SOCCER STARS WEATHER WATCH: No rain make-up 11/26.

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

In case of rain, check the SSS twitter page at https://twitter.com/

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

SuperSoccerSF 1/2 hour prior to your class time. All rainouts will

$183: 10 classes

be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following

Class 37311

Sun

No class 9/24

10:40am-11:25am

9/10-11/19

the end of the session. No credits will be offered if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

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Youth CAMPS

YOUTH CAMPS

AG ES 3 -7

NEW | WINTER BREAK: Princess Camp

Camp Community Arts – Winter

Would your little one like to truly learn how to be a princess? Join this royal affair where your little princess will learn how to walk,

Camp Community Arts offers a range of arts experiences

talk, act, and dance like a real princess. Each day their highness

throughout the day including drawing/illustration, theater, dance,

will have a different princess-related craft such as making a wand,

and more! Camp is open to students 3-10 years, providing half-day

crown, or jewelry which culminates in their final performance for

and full-day options for the week. Morning care and after care

you, the royal subjects. And if they’re lucky, there will be a special

are available for an additional fee each day. Camps take place at

meet and greet with a real life princess after the performance, too!

Shadelands Art Center.

INSTRUCTOR : The Bay Area Party Company LOCATION : Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$139: 3 classes

AG ES 3 - 4

Class 37331

$15 supply fee due at first class

Mon-Wed 9:00am-1:00pm

11/20-11/22

Camp Community Arts – Half Day $123: 4 classes

Class 37304

Mon-Thu 9:00am-12:00pm

LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

12/18-12/21

$139: 4 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 37332

9:00am-12:00pm

Tue-Fri

12/26-12/29

AG ES 5 -7

Camp Community Arts – Half Day

AG ES 4 -7

$123: 4 classes

Class 37297

Mon-Thu 9:00am-12:00pm

12/18-12/21

French Art and Culture is an art camp that introduces campers to

Camp Community Arts – Full Day

the French language and culture in a fun artistic manner. While creating their own Matisse inspired collages, portraits, landscapes

$238: 4 classes

Class 37298

Mon-Thu 9:00am-4:00pm

WINTER CAMP: French Art and Culture: Learn French With Matisse

12/18-12/21

and still lifes, the campers will learn the names of shapes, colors, numbers and some basic French conversation skills. We will dance, sing and listen to classic French stories and songs. Our

AG ES 8 - 1 0

daily adventure ends with a Pique-Nique savoring a French snack.

Camp Community Arts – Half Day

INSTRUCTOR : Ghenwa Serhan

$123: 4 classes

Class 37299

Mon-Thu 9:00am-12:00pm

LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

12/18-12/21

Camp Community Arts – Full Day $238: 4 classes

Class 37300

Mon-Thu 9:00am-4:00pm

12/18-12/21

Camp Community Arts – Morning Care $33: 4 classes

Mon-Thu 8:00am-9:00am

$43: 4 classes

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9:00am-12:00pm

Tue-Fri

12/26-12/29

AG ES 5 - 1 2

Kids’ Night Out– Ice Skating and a Movie!

Mon-Thu 4:00pm-6:00pm

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dinner in downtown Walnut Creek, you can drop off your kid(s) at the Walnut Creek Library for an exciting evening! Each night includes ice skating at Civic Park before watching a movie with

12/18-12/21

Camp Community Arts – After Care Class 37302

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 37109

If you need to finish your holiday shopping or want to go out for

AG ES 3 - 1 0

Class 37301

$183: 4 classes

12/18-12/21

dinner. Price includes admission for ice skating and dinner. INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Recreation Leaders LOCATION : Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $59: 1 classes

Class 37606

Mon

4:00pm-8:00pm

12/18

Class 37607

Tue

4:00pm-8:00pm

12/19

Class 37608

Wed

4:00pm-8:00pm

12/20


Youth CAMPS AG ES 6 - 1 1

AG ES 6 - 1 2

NEW | WINTER BREAK Skyhawks Basketball Camp

WINTER BREAK: Chess Camp

Program designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball through

to continue chess education. Camp includes chess instruction,

play. Participants are broken into teams to compete in a series

tournament games, as well as outdoor activities. All equipment is

of skill-based drills and games that focus developing their skills,

provided. Lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow way and are

confidence, and passion for the game. Development objectives

offered to all levels: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. All

include dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, strategy, agility, self-

participants will receive trophies at the end of camp.

This camp is a great opportunity to learn how to play chess, or

esteem, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Skyhawks coaches provide a positive environment where players of all ages and abilities can participate in friendly fun competition with lots of encouragement!

INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $159: 4 classes

Participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and award medal.

Class 37115

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION : Court 1, Foothill Community Gym

Tue-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

12/26-12/29

A G E S 7- 1 0

$169: 3 classes

Class 37250

Mon-Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 11/20-11/22 Ages 6-8

Class 37251

Mon-Wed 9:00am-12:00pm 11/20-11/22 Ages 9-11

NEW | Beginning Circus Skills camp Have you ever dreamed of running away and joining the circus? Here’s your big break! Your little circus monkey will begin the basics of Chinese plate spinning, feather balancing, comedic

LOCATION : Court 2, Foothill Community Gym

clowning, and even rolling globe–learning to walk and balance

$274: 4 classes

on a giant ball! (All under the supervision of their experienced

Class 37252

Tue-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

12/26-12/29 Ages 6-8

ringmaster, of course). On the final day, come enjoy a small

Class 37253

Tue-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

12/26-12/29 Ages 9-11

performance starring your children and all the fun skills they’ve learned! This is one unique class you won’t want to miss! INSTRUCTOR : The Bay Area Party Company LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $139: 4 classes

Class 37329

Tue-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

12/26-12/29

Youth Holiday Tennis Camps Level Little Tennis (ages 4-6) (5:1) Little Tennis (ages 4-6) (5:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1)

Day M, T, W M, T, W M, T, W M, T, W

Time 9:00am-11:00am 11:30am-1:30pm 9:00am-12:00pm 12:30pm-3:30pm

Camp 1 Nov 20, 21, 22 Nov 20, 21, 22 Nov 20, 21, 22 Nov 20, 21, 22

Fee per Camp $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR

Level Little Tennis (ages 4-6) (5:1) Little Tennis (ages 4-6) (5:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1)

Day M, T, W, TH, F M, T, W, TH, F M, T, W, TH, F M, T, W, TH, F

Time 9:00am-11:00am 11:30am-1:30pm 9:00am-12:00pm 12:30pm-3:30pm

Camp 2 Dec 18-22 Dec 18-22 Dec 18-22 Dec 18-22

Fee per Camp $200R/$220N $200R/$220NR $210R/$231NR $210R/$231N

Level Little Tennis (ages 4-6) (5:1) Little Tennis (ages 4-6) (5:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1)

Day T, W, TH, F T, W, TH, F T, W, TH, F T, W, TH, F

Time 9:00am-11:00am 11:30am-1:30pm 9:00am-12:00pm 12:30pm-3:30pm

Camp 3 Dec 26-29 Dec 26-29 Dec 26-29 Dec 26-29

Camp 4 Jan 2-5 Jan 2-5 Jan 2-5 Jan 2-5

Fee per Camp $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR

Registration: Online at lifetimeactivities.com or in person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center. For more information, please call (925) 945-0105

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Community arts Foundation

New Name, Same Important Mission

The Friends Foundation is now the Community Arts Foundation It is my pleasure to serve as the President of the Community Arts Foundation. The Foundation’s new motto “ARTS for ALL” says it all for me. Our mission is to be sure that anyone who wants to, can have the life changing experience of an arts education. I have seen the benefits of participating in creativity enhancing opportunities in my own family, in the young children I have taught and in the testimonies of the individuals who have received Foundation scholarships enabling them to participate at the Center for Community Arts. Did you know that close to 30% of Walnut Creek residents struggle to pay monthly expenses such as rent and food? For those families, paying for an art, music, dance or theater class would mean they could not pay for something as basic as electricity or health insurance. Those families will not be able to provide the benefits of an arts education. Students engaged in the arts are more likely to attend college. They score higher on standardized tests and have improved communication and collaboration skills. Without the arts, students are at risk to fall behind in school and equally important, they may not discover their passion. My fellow board members and I are determined to double the organization’s impact over the next few years. We want to make sure that hundreds more of the 30% of low-income residents of Walnut Creek--and nearby communities—get to experience the benefits of arts education. The Foundation has a new name but our mission remains the same. With your support we can provide “Arts for All”. - Glynnis Cowdery President, Community Arts Foundation

A True “Friend” The Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank Nan Siegel who retired from the Board in June after more than 10 years of dedicated service to the Foundation. Her tireless efforts and endless creativity not only helped found the organization but made for fun-filled Viva Arts Celebrations. Thank you Nan, we will miss you!!

Community Arts Foundation Board Members Glynnis Cowdery, President; Doug Rowe, Vice-President; Yama Jamili, Treasurer; Linda VanderJagt, Secretary; Directors: Paola Meta, Mary Leigh Miller, Rob Stankus, Michael Weiner

Donor Profile: Michael Bodson Foundation Vice-President Doug Rowe was the Director of the American School in Japan where he met Michael Bodson 25 years ago when his children, Kimberly and Daniel were enrolled in the program. They have maintained a strong friendship over the years based on their families, a mutual commitment to the arts, community service and a shared interest in collecting fine wines. Mike is CEO of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and currently serves as a Trustee with the American Red Cross. He is an accomplished pianist and has been a great supporter of arts in education in his local community and beyond. Mike previously donated to the Foundation Viva Arts 10th Anniversary Gala and most recently supported the new Community Arts Preschool Inclusion Program with a generous donation. It is donors like Mike that allow our Foundation to continue supporting innovative programming in the arts for all families in our region. 34

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ADULT

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade $207: 10 classes

Class 36879

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/11-11/13

INSTRUCTOR : Kristin Landowski $207: 10 classes

Class 36884

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/14-11/16

Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Nadia Tarzi-Saccardi $207: 10 classes

Class 36882

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/11-11/13

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark $207: 10 classes

Class 36880

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/12-11/14

Ceramics (Beg-Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson $207: 10 classes

Class 36883

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/14-11/16

INSTRUCTOR : Takemi Tsuruta

Master Potter Bonnie Seeman

$207: 9 classes

Class 36885 A D U LT

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10

Ceramics Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered.

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton $207: 10 classes

Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound

Class 36886

fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student

No class 10/7

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

9/9-11/18

must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class.

A D U LT

Hardly Strictly Hand Building (Int/Adv)

Location : Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Go beyond the basics of pinch and coil to using slabs with texture and templates. Mugs, cups, platters, vases, lidded canisters and teapots will be demonstrated. Some texturing tools will be made

Ceramics (Beg-Int)

in class. The possibilities are endless. Glazing, studio etiquette and

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

ancillary materials will be covered. No wheel work will be taught.

$207: 10 classes

Class 36881

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/11-11/13

INSTRUCTOR : Kathleen Jensen Location : Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Takemi Tsuruta

$207: 10 classes

$207: 10 classes

Class 36895

Class 36878

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Mon

Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

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Wed

4:00pm-7:00pm

9/13-11/15


ADULT A D U LT

A D U LT

Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv)

Makers Series: Cups to Coffee

Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems that

free cup of coffee at Coffee Shop in Downtown Walnut Creek!

express your unique personality. Totems will include large tactile

Students will use the coiling and slab-construction method to

beads, sculptural elements and may include journalistic pieces

hand-build a personal coffee cup or mug at Walnut Creek’s Clay

as well. Planters, birdbaths, mushroom sculptures, fountains and

Arts Studio. Two weeks after the creative process of making a mug

more will be offered in the Garden Vessel portion of the class.

(and choosing a glazed finish), you will meet at Coffee Shop and

Instructor’s bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated

get a free pour over and learn about the Art of coffee. Cheers! Field

in the garden vessel portion of this class.

Trip: Coffee Shop on 1321 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, Monday,

Learn how to make your own coffee cup or mug and then get a

12/18, 8:30am-9:30am.

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale Location : Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

$207: 10 classes

Location : Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 36891

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/14-11/16

$37: 2 classes

Class 36897

Mon

8:30am-10:30am

12/4-12/18

A D U LT A D U LT

Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Int/Adv)

Master Potter Series: Bonnie Seeman

Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs.

Bonnie is interested in the utilitarian object and how it can be

Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and

used as a means of narration. Her work blends the macabre

glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of

with the beautiful, which acts as a metaphor for the fragility

extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving,

and resiliency of life. By using her interest in morphology and

stamp images and relief designs.

anatomy she presents the viewer with a detailed examination of the living structures of the natural world. Bonnie will show her

INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn

audience how to make these elaborate narrative forms and discuss

Location : Studio E, Civic Park Studios

surface decoration to achieve her end result. Bonnie Seeman has

$207: 10 classes

Class 36892

Sun

participated in numerous international and national exhibitions 10:00am-1:00pm

9/10-11/12

including Art Basel, Switzerland; the World Ceramic Biennale, Korea; Arco Art Fair, Spain; and FIAC, France. She currently serves on the board of Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, and teaches

A D U LT

full time at Miami Dade College in Florida.

Intro to Sculpture More fully understand the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Seeman Location : Studio E, Civic Park Studios $98: Non-CAG Members $88: Claypeople Discount $47: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 36898

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

10/7

include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught. INSTRUCTOR : Christopher Fortin Location : Studio E, Civic Park Studios $207: 10 classes

Class 36893

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

9/12-11/14

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Adult A D U LT

Pottery Making for Raku Firing Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. Students will focus on hand-built and wheel-thrown forms and techniques that work well with the raku firing process; glaze demos on proper application, use of resists and terra sigillata will be covered. Note: Students participate in firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable that students provide their own gloves and tongs. No registration permitted after second class. Prerequisite: one quarter of ceramics. No clay beginners. Clay must be purchased in class; tools may also be purchased in class. INSTRUCTOR : James Newton Location : Studio E, Civic Park Studios $240: 9 classes

Class 36896

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10

A D U LT

Sculpting the Figure in Clay (Int/Adv) In this class we will be exposed to a range of techniques and approaches for sculpting the human figure in clay. Working with live models, we will explore using the human figure in art, study anatomy and proportion, and will deepen our understanding of building artworks from clay using both solid and hollow-built processes, sculpting additively and subtractive carving, with and without armatures. We will discuss gesture, pose, weight distribution, and focus on both traditional and non-ceramic finishes. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Christopher Fortin

Open Studio Ceramics

Location : Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills

$252: 10 classes

Class 36887

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/12-11/14

and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed on all legal city holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in Studio. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes.

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Students will make work fitted for sodium-based kiln firings. There will be an emphasis on wheel-thrown and hand-built vases, lidded vessels, cups, and pitchers.

Location : Studio E, Civic Park StudiSodium Vapor

$161: Non-CAG Members $98: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Sat-Wed, Fri

Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv)

INSTRUCTOR : Gregory Byard

Location : Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 36877

A D U LT

12:00pm-7:00pm

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$256: 10 classes

Class 36890

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

9/13-11/15


Adult

DANCE

A D U LT

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa Have a great time and learn swing, foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid LOCATION : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $99: 6 classes

Class 36808

Mon

7:00pm-7:55pm

9/25-10/30

A D U LT

Argentine Tango Argentine Tango is very popular in the Bay Area, one of the

A G E S 1 3 & up

Tahitian Dance & Drumming

most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world.

This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas

not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals,

(dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances)

technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Students

awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most

should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues.

challenging of all dances. Dances will reflect the interest and ability

Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections

of the class. Please wear leather-soled shoes.

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis

$73: 8 classes

LOCATION : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $63: 4 classes

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 37061

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/20-11/22

No class 10/18, 11/15

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

8:00pm-9:30pm

9/14-10/5

Thu

8:00pm-9:30pm

11/2-11/30

A D U LT

*Registration per instructor’s approval only.

Jazz

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* & (Adv)* Wed

Thu

Class 36818

9/20-11/22

No class 10/18, 11/15

Class 37063

Class 36816 No class 11/23

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg) Class 37062

Argentine Tango (Beg/int)

8:30pm-10:00pm

9/20-11/22

No class 10/18, 11/15

Dance and explore a variety of Jazz styles and music in this fun, upbeat class. Leap, turn and jump as we learn everything from Broadway Jazz to Jazz funk! Mixed levels welcome. Attire: jazz shoes, comfortable dance/workout clothes.

INSTRUCTOR : Rey Aguilar

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

LOCATION : Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$73: 8 classes

$103: 9 classes       Jazz shoes required

Class 37227

Tahitian Drumming/Music Class 37064

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

Mon

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/11-11/13

No class 10/9

9/16-11/18

No class 10/21, 11/11

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Line Dance (Beg/Int) Dances taught will be a mixture of beginner to intermediate dances, depending on the level of participants. One new dance will be taught each week with reviews of all others taught. Open dancing for warm up. Step sheets provided for all dances taught. Dancers should wear comfortable shoes with suede or leather soles. Partner not required. INSTRUCTOR : Alice Marez LOCATION : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $51: 6 classes

Class 36972

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

9/12-10/17

Class 36973

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

10/24-12/12

No class 10/31, 11/21

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Contemporary Dance

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While focusing on the more traditional aspects of modern dance technique with a somatic based approach toward mindfulness

Line Dance

in dance, we will find a mind/body/spirit connection within our

The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with

technical and creative skills. Students will gain confidence and

many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning line

develop their movement vocabulary through the adaptation of

dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how

quickly moving in and out of the floor, experiencing different ways

to line dance and review dances being taught in the area. New

of jumping, utilizing contact improvisation, and finding stability

dancers are welcome. The first part of the class will be devoted to

through inverted positions or movement transitions. All levels

introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and

of experience are welcome as modifications will be made within

experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review

choreography as necessary per individual.

the classics. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of the class. Open dance from 5:00-5:30pm, lessons begin at 5:30pm.

INSTRUCTOR : Vanessa Freeman

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$122: 10 classes

Class 37224

Tue

6:00pm-7:30pm

9/12-11/14

$66: 7 classes

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Tap

Wed

5:00pm-7:00pm

9/13-10/25

Class 36838

Wed

5:00pm-7:00pm

11/1-12/13

In our Beginning Tap, students will be introduced to the classic

Line Dance (Int)

moves including flaps, shuffles, heel drops, and more. In the

Class 36839

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/13-10/25

Intermediate Tap, advanced moves such as Shim Sham, toe

Class 36837

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

11/1-12/13

stands, and time steps, will be taught. Students will learn acrossthe-floor steps. A variety of fun, up-tempo music will be offered. INSTRUCTOR : Cyndi Wright LOCATION   Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Tap (Beginning) $98: 9 classes

Class 37603

Fri

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/15-11/17

Tap (Intermediate) $98: 9 classes

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Class 36836

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

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DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS A D U LT

Mixed Level Weaving Beginners learn the basics of weaving while using our floor looms. Students explore pattern, color and texture through the creation of a sampler. Weaving terms, project planning, warping technique and basic weave structures are covered. Perfect for beginners. Great for those wanting to feel more secure with warping and project planning. Continuing students may explore a variety of weave structures, working at their own pace. Teens welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero Location : Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $215: 9 classes $25 supply fee for beginners/$5 for continuing students due at first class

Class 37270

Thu

2:00pm-5:00pm

9/21-11/16

Class 37271

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

9/21-11/16

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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop II Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it

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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop I

is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made

The rigid heddle loom is a very portable, inexpensive and

on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. We will explore a range

elegantly simple tool for weaving. The Cricket Loom is a small

of lace and patterned weaves, using pick up sticks. Returning

rigid heddle loom that is ideal for knitters who want to use up

students are encouraged. Bring a lunch. Materials list online at

leftover yarns, for spinners with yarn to spare and for those just

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wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. Returning students are encouraged. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. Bring a lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

$74: 1 class Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

Location : Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $74: 1 class Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom.

Class 37296

Location : Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

Class 37295

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

10/8

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

10/29

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Crochet 101 Learn five basic foundation stitches: chain stitch, single, double, half double and treble crochet. Learn to read patterns and put your new stitches together to work on a class project. Several simple patterns will also be made available through online resources. Supply fee includes yarn, a hook, a lesson book, and a kit of useful crochet tools.

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INSTRUCTOR : Pattee Court Location : Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $123: 10 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 37272

9:00am-10:30am

Sat

9/16-11/18

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Open Studio Knitting and Crocheting

Machine Garment Sewing (Beg)

Bring your current project to the open studio and work in the

Join us for this amazing adventure in sewing as we learn the

company of other artists who are as passionate about knitting

proper use of sewing machines and sewing techniques, how to

and crocheting as you are. Get one-on-one help to overcome

read and use patterns and sizing of patterns. We will learn how to

roadblocks in completing your project, as well as help in

make a simple garment along with other simple projects-as time

interpreting patterns. No knitting or crocheting lessons will be

allows. Machines are supplied, but if you have a machine, please

given during the open studio. Crochet 101 or Knitting 101 is

bring it, all accessories and manual.

recommended if you’ve never taken lessons before.

INSTRUCTOR : Marylee Martinez

INSTRUCTOR : Pattee Court

Location : Heather Farm Preschool

Location : Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

$153: 9 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 37261

7:00pm-9:00pm

$91: 10 classes

Class 37273

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

9/16-11/18

Mon

9/11-11/13

No class on 10/9 INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin $170: 10 classes $15 supply fee due at first class

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Beginning Quilting

Class 37267

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/14-11/16

In this class, students will learn many techniques of piecing together a quilt. We will talk about terminology and discuss fabrics while learning to properly cut fabric, and accurately piece and assemble the quilt top. You will learn the basics of everything a beginning quilter needs to complete your first quilt top.

Location : Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool $232: 10 classes

Sun

Machine Knitting, Sewing, Felting Explore knitting machines, felting machines, and sewing machines and the ease they bring to creating handcrafted scarves, felted

INSTRUCTOR : Laurie Biundo

Class 37289

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bags, and jewelry. Bring your own machine or use machines provided. Instructor supplies a bounty of yarns and fiber stuff such as sheep’s wool, cashmere, mohair, cotton, and silk fibers.

10:00am-1:00pm

9/17-11/19

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin Location : Heather Farm Preschool $127: 9 classes $20 supply fee provides all necessary supplies plus all machines for knitting, sewing, and felting.

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Nuno Felt a Scarf Create your own NunoFelt scarf. Instructor will provide silk fabric along with all necessary fabulous fibers. We will explore wet

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

and dry felting as we create beautifully designed layers with the A D U LT

addition of hand stitching and machine felting.

Location : Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

Advanced Intermediate Digital Photography 103

$46: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at first class

For the serious enthusiast. We will cover the finer points of getting

Class 37269

10:00am-1:00pm

dramatic images with emotional content. Assignments are more

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

Sun

9/17

challenging and will encourage developing a personal vision. INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

A D U LT

LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Soft Sculpture

$191: 10 classes

Explore new methods and techniques for creating and combining materials to produce unique 3-D works of art. Illustrated lectures

Class 37145

Tue

10:30am-12:30pm

9/12-11/14

and discussions investigate the work of modern and contemporary sculptors and fiber artists, including Neo-Dadaists, Pop, Fluxus and Conceptual artists. Course projects focus on the relationship between form and content through the creative use of found objects, traditional sculpture materials, paper products and textiles.

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Alternative Photographic Process Students will explore alternative process to the silver gelation process including cyanotypes, van dyke, and chlorophyll along with other experimental analog photography techniques including

INSTRUCTOR : Shannon D. Schmidt

cross processing, lomography, pinhole photography and polaroid

Location : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

transfer.

$189: 10 classes

Class 36936

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Brian Z. Shapiro

9:00am-12:00pm

9/14-11/16

A D U LT

LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $230: 10 classes

$100 supply fee due at first class

Class 37151

6:00pm-9:00pm

Thu

9/14-11/16

Tumbling Blocks (int) You can make an impressive 3D optical illusion quilt once you know the trick. Using the right color values and strip piecing, you will build blocks fast and easy. Students will be on their way to making a complete quilt top by the end of the day.

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Autumn Magic at Point Reyes Experience the magic of autumn light at one of Pt. Reyes’ amazing beaches. This field workshop includes a short lecture on

INSTRUCTOR : Laurie Biundo

composition and exposure before you start transforming “Wow!”

Location : Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool

moments into creative expressions of your personal vision in

$66: 1 class

afternoon and sunset light. We’ll discuss more locations and offer

Class 37290

Sat

10:00am-4:30pm

10/14

resources for continued learning. We will walk 1-2 miles carrying our camera gear, water and snacks. Students should meet at Shadelands for a 1:00pm group departure to Point Reyes. Note: 2-hour return trip is additional to the end time listed here. Optional dinner at a Point Reyes Station restaurant afterwards. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Reynolds LOCATION : Point Reyes $77: 1 class

Class 37171

Sun

1:00pm-7:30pm

11/5

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Adult is covered with special emphasis on emotional content. Use of

A D U LT

Developing Your Photo Project

prime lenses and flash is discussed and assigned. Achieve greater control and satisfaction.

This class is for intermediate students looking to advance their style and ideas. Students will work on creating and refining their

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

photographic projects. Under the guise of artist Brian Z. Shapiro,

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

students will bring in work each week in critique setting to

$191: 10 classes

enhance and refining their style to put their ideas together. By the

Class 37177

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/12-11/14

end of the class students will have a project that reflects their style. INSTRUCTOR : Brian Z. Shapiro

A D U LT

LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Macro and Close-up Photography

$207: 9 classes

Class 37158

Fri

6:00pm-9:00pm

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10.

Put your lenses through the exercises and learn what focal length to use, which f-stop is best, and lighting small objects. We begin with some studio demonstrations and then go for a field trip to Heather Farm.

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INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

Inside Your Canon DSLR

LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Learn about all of the features of your Canon EOS Digital Single

$53: 1 class

Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the

Class 37167

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

10/7

camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and questions.

Photography for Painters

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

Copying flat art with a camera is simple and technically difficult.

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Learn several methods for shooting paintings and drawings with

$53: 1 class

Class 37172

A D U LT

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

10/28

different light sources. We’ll review the basics of camera lens, lighting, and composition. Open to all levels of students. INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

A D U LT

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Inside Your Nikon DSLR

$53: 1 class

Learn about all of the features of your Nikon Digital Single Lens

Class 37174

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

9/23

Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and questions.

Photography, People and Pets

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

People are the most important subject of photography. Pets are

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

cherished companions. This hands on workshop will demonstrate the basics and subtle nuances of getting the best portraits both

$53: 1 class

Class 37173

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

11/4

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Intermediate Adventures in Photography Perfect for the enthusiast who want to become more proficient. You will benefit from photographer Conrad Johnson’s four decades of professional experience. Lighting and composition

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casual and formal. Lenses, f-stops and lighting will enhance your natural abilities. INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $53: 1 class

Class 37176

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

10/7


Adult A D U LT

A D U LT

Photoshop for Photographers

The Joy of Digital Photography 101

This class will concentrate on those Photoshop features needed to

Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is

edit digital images including resizing and cropping, understanding

encouraged by working both indoors and outdoors taking scenics,

layers, image adjustments, using levels and curves, hue/saturation,

portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with

color balance, black and white conversion, how to use the select and

lighting, composition, content. Plus, learn about shutter speed, f

image editing tools to work on photographs, and the importance

stops, light meters, ISO, dynamic range, icon, settings, RAW or

of proper color management. Laptop computer with Photoshop

JPEG, color balance, and more!

installed highly recommended. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

$191: 10 classes

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 37144

Tue

8:30am-10:30am

9/12-11/14

$192: 8 classes

Class 37178

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

9/13-11/1

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The Photograph as a Fine Art Print

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Still Life Photography

Take your images off the screen and into the printed form! This

Learn the classic approach to designing and creating a great still

of printed photographs. This course will cover best practices in

life. We’ll cover how to choose the right setting, props and lighting.

shooting, editing, preparing images for print, and archival storage

Discover which lenses are best for the subject.

methods. The class will utilize the Epson Stylus Pro, an inkjet

10-week course will focus on building a body of work in the form

printer capable of delivering stunning professional quality prints

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

on media up to 24 inches wide by any desired length. Familiarity

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

with Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom highly recommended.

$53: 1 class

Class 37175

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/23

INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $191: 10 classes

A D U LT

Take Control of Your Digital Camera Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great photographs and how to gain more control over the design of

Class 37143

Mon

6:45pm-8:45pm

9/11-11/13

A D U LT

pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point

Photography Forum

of view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file

The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage

management will be explained. We will investigate the creative

photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of

aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of

photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas

obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field

and experiences. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month (June through

trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class.

May) to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops allow

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one

$166: 7 classes

Class 37179

Thu, Sat 6:30pm-9:00pm

Fieldtrip Sat 10/21

meeting is free to enrolled Community Arts students. Enrollment is 9/14-10/26

open throughout the year at a prorated fee. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $45: 11 classes

Class 36670

Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

6/20-5/15

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DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY)

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Collage Diptych Students will start with two birch panels to create a two-part diptych collage piece. We will look at composition and the relationship of the materials on the two panels to create a holistic piece. We’ll talk about color balance and form and ways to edit and add more texture, line and color through drawing and painting on top of the collage materials. Students should bring materials (paper, fabric, low relief objects) and may also contribute and use materials from community collection. Instructor : Erin Wheeler LOCATION : Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $42: 1 class

Class 37135

Tue

5:30pm-8:30pm

9/26

A D U LT

Makers Series: Natural Dyeing and Indigo Join us for an intro to natural dyeing with prepared materials of yarn and fabric or bring your own cotton garment to dye. Explore the color range of natural dyeing and create a folio of information on dyestuff, extraction techniques, and sustainability. Supply fee of $15 will provide all necessary materials including silk, cotton, and linen yarn and fabric samples. Instructor : Alexandra Milukhin

Erin Wheeler

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Backyard Chickens

LOCATION : The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks,

Walnut Creek, CA 94598 $42: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 37133

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

9/24

Class 37134

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

10/21

Fall in love with backyard chickens! This class will introduce you to the fascinating world of backyard chickens and give you the information you need to get started with your own loweffort backyard flock. We’ll discuss life cycles, coop designs,

A D U LT

NEW | Home Cheese Making

breed selection, care and feeding for health and egg production,

Jeannie Mckenzie reveals the great mysteries of making awesome

protection from predators and ways of integrating your chickens

chevre and fantastic feta, as well as the mysterious Crottin! In

into your garden. Plus we’ll give you information on where to

addition to learning everything you’ll need to know to make

purchase your chickens and feed and resources for learning more.

yummy cheeses in your own kitchen, you’ll have the opportunity to sample other scrumptious farm creations such as beet kavaas

Instructor : Jeannie Mckenzie LOCATION : Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $63: 1 class

Class 36775

whey crackers. You’ll experiment with unique chevre flavorings from savory to sweet. You’ll take home culture and rennet for making your own cheese as well as sample cheeses we’ve made.

Sat

10:30am-12:30pm

9/16

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$88: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 37287

11:00am-2:00pm

Sun

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A D U LT

Hand Sewing Techniques for Postcard Collages

NEW | Tooled Leather Wallet

In this workshop we will explore hand sewing techniques primarily

leather wallet. You will learn about tooling leather with decorative

in paper. Students will learn basic way to use hand sewing to

stamps, applying snaps, dying techniques, and hand stitching.

connect pieces together without glue and then branch out into

Wear old clothes and an apron.

ways that sewing can add line, texture and color to a collage. We’ll borrow from applique and reverse applique techniques to make our paper collages. Please bring at least 6 postcards of any era,

In this beginners leatherworking class, you will create a small basic

Instructor : Tilt Leather LOCATION : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $88: 1 class

location: or size to sew and embellish.

Class 36998

Instructor : Erin Wheeler

$20 supply fee due at class

Sat

1:00pm-5:00pm

11/4

LOCATION : Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

A D U LT

$42: 1 class

Class 37132

Tue

5:30pm-8:30pm

10/10

Paper Folding and Pop-Up Cards Learn how to make your paper pop! We’ll look at the mechanisms that make pop up cards and books work and you’ll walk away

A D U LT

with an understanding of how to fold paper to make it move. We’ll

Homebrewing 101

make a sample book of folding techniques and useable cards!

Participants with learn the general process of making beer, and take part in brewing and bottling a batch of homebrew from start to finish. The class will start with a short discussion about the

Instructor : Erin Wheeler LOCATION : Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

techniques, equipment and cost involved. We will then brew a

$42: 1 class

batch of beer from malt extract, and bottle a second finished batch.

Class 37136

Tue

5:30pm-8:30pm

11/7

Class participants will gain a general understanding of the process, and leave with information and resources to brew their own beer at home. Instructor : Chris Opela LOCATION : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $68: 1 class

Class 36913

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

10/14

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DOG/PET CARE

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Dog: Puppy Head Start Get a head start on socialization and puppy manners by enrolling your pup in this fun and safe interactive class. Your pup will roll and play with other puppies and interact with new people. We cover house breaking, manners, rudimentary obedience, leash training and coming when called. Class suitable for the entire family to attend, however all puppies must be accompanied by a handler who is 18 years or older. Puppies must be between the age of 12-20 weeks. Bring puppy’s proof of shots, a 6-ft. leash and dog kibble the first day of class. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

A D U LT

Dog Obedience: Beginning Beginning Obedience is the foundation for all training goals. We teach you how to motivate your dog to want to learn the basics

$66: 3 classes

$12 supply fee due at first class

Class 37046

Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

9/12-9/26

Class 37056

Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

10/3-10/17

Class 37057

Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

10/24-11/7

Class 37058

Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

11/14-12/5

No class 11/21

of heel, sit, and down. We teach how to shape the “leave it” and “come” commands, and the command “wait” to prevent your dog from bolting through doors. This is a critical step in developing a healthy bond, and puts your dog on the road to a more meaningful life. The first class of the session is mandatory, and you come without your dog. Suitable for dogs four months and older.

A D U LT

Dog: Techniques for Off-Leash Preparation If your goal is to have off-leash control of your dog on hikes and around the home, this is the class for you. Dogs begin their

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 37052

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

9/12-10/17

Class 37053

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

10/24-12/5

No class 11/21

training on 6 foot leashes and advance to performing skills of coming when called, heel, leave it, and emergency drop on a 20 foot long leash. Successful completion of Beginning Obedience is required. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

A D U LT

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don’t let another walk with your dog feel like a disaster because

$133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 37054

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

9/12-10/17

Class 37055

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

10/24-12/5

No class 11/21

of lunging and barking behaviors. Don’t seclude your dog in the backyard because his behavior in public is unmanageable. Come and learn what makes your dog react and the steps you can take to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog the first day of class. Please call instructor if your dog is overly reactive toward you or your family members. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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$133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals

Class 37050

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

9/12-10/17

should call for updated conditions of all city fields and the

Class 37051

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

10/24-12/5

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DRAMA

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

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Intro to Acting This course will be a fun, low pressure introduction to basic acting for adults new to the form or rusty and itching to get back into it. In a safe and playful environment, students will learn to utilize their bodies, voices, and minds as their instrument. Working with simple text, monologues and scenes, students will be exposed to a variety of acting techniques including voice, improv, active listening, ensemble building, and more! INSTRUCTOR : Joe Orrach LOCATION : Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $152: 10 classes

Class 37248

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/12-11/14 A D U LT

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Matting and Framing Workshop

Adult Theater Group

Learn basic straight and bevel mat cutting and mounting

This course is for students who want to expand and develop what

techniques for your 2d artwork. Tools and materials will be

they have learned in Intro to Acting. Students will dig deeper into

provided for each student to create at least one 16 x 20’, double

monologues, scene work and begin to develop their acting voice.

matted piece, or the equivalent material to produce several

Class will end with a performance jam!

smaller-sized, double matted pieces. Students need to bring their own artwork and frames.

INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach LOCATION : Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

$152: 10 classes

LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 37249

Thu

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/14-11/16

$40: 1 class

Class 37074

Sat

12:30pm-3:30pm

10/14

Class 37320

Sat

12:30pm-3:30pm

11/11

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Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Int/Adv) Using still-life as inspiration and a learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition, color, brushwork. Classes include a variety of demos, warm-ups, skills reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. Focus is on individual development. Students may work on their own personal subjects. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in the medium of your choice. Beginners should take Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

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INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

with all the latest news, activities and fun on Facebook!

$183: 11 classes

facebook.com/CommunityArtsWC

Class 37045

facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec

No class 10/5, 11/23

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

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Art Critique Group Harness the power of critical feedback to improve your art! Ever wonder what words people might use to describe your artwork other than beautiful? And are you bored with the simple assessment of I like it or I don’t like it? Come find out how the world sees your artwork in this art critique! This college level art critique course is open to artists working in all disciplines. This course will provide a safe space for helpful, critical feedback on process, technique, intention, design, materiality, and so much Casey Rasmussen White A D U LT

more. In each class meeting, 3-4 students will show artwork that they have created outside of class. Class sessions will also feature

Abstract Acrylic Painting

a short lecture on contemporary artists and themes pulled from

Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form

the conversations that unfold during critique.

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

$109: 8 classes

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance

Class 37082

Tue

6:00pm-8:00pm

9/12-11/14

No class 9/19, 10/17

your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at

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Art Journals

INSTRUCTOR : Cybele Gerachis

Art journals are a private place to explore art of a personal nature.

LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Create your own images or use found images, make expressive

$185: 10 classes

marks, record your thoughts, memories, dreams, and life events

Class 36961

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/11-11/13

using images (and maybe words). Try new art materials or new ways to use familiar materials. Perfect for artists and non-artists alike-drawing skills are not necessary. Bring your journal and your

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White

favorite art supplies to each class. Materials list online at

LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

www.communityarts.org.

$167: 9 classes

Class 37317

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/14-11/9

INSTRUCTOR : Jeka Lambert LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $84: 4 classes

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Class 37076

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/18-10/9

Adventures in Mixed Media The goal of this course is to provide students an opportunity to explore a variety of mixed media methods using a wide range of wet and dry media methods. Students will gain hands-on

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Cold Wax Painting

experience with paints, glues, pastels, pencils, varnishes and

Adding body, texture and transparency to your art, this class

supports as they develop personal projects throughout the

encourages exploration by building your visual vocabulary. Cold

quarter. Guidance will be provided around materials, design and

wax medium is compatible with all varieties of paint and dry

composition through group discussions and individual instruction.

pigments. Learn basic techniques of cold wax medium, which is a

Most projects will be conducted with provided materials. Further

substitute for acrylic medium. When it comes to color and texture,

materials will be discussed at the first class.

looking at the natural world is our greatest teacher. Beginners to advanced are welcome.

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$164: 9 classes

Class 37084

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/15-11/17

$183: 10 classes

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Collage Creativity Learn all about art and have a great time. Collage is a recent

Drawing and Painting: Building Skills & Techniques (Beg/Int)

development in the history of art. Barely 100 years old, collage

Beginner/intermediate class for students who need to develop

is still a work in progress. It seems simple. Cut out images.

skills in their medium(s) of choice: charcoal, oil, acrylic.

Glue them down. You have art! All the visual arts are based

Practice will be in application of medium, using tools correctly,

on compositional elements, on color and design. What is most

understanding underlying basics, developing strong drawing/

enjoyable about collage is that it provides a quick and simple way

painting habits, defining individual vision and conveying that

to get into composition, color and design.

vision to finish. Emphasis will be on practice. Dry or wet mediums welcome. Beginners with no knowledge of mediums must take

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown

Drawing and Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as prerequisite.

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

$183: 10 classes

Class 37083

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/14-11/16

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $183: 11 classes

A G E S 1 8 & up

Class 36966

Draw and Paint Live Owls

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/12-12/5

No class 10/3, 11/21

This mixed media workshop will explore how to capture the likeness of these nocturnal birds of prey. Along the way you will get to observe our subjects up close and personal while learning about their lifestyle, habitat, feeding habits and other interesting facts. Learn various avian drawing and watercolor painting techniques that will help you along the way to creating your masterpiece! This workshop is a collaboration with the Lindsay Wildlife Experience.

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Drawing: Sketching & Rendering Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning how to reduce objects to their basic shapes and forms and sketching them on to paper will be the focus of this class. Topics include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective and shading, along with landscape and figurative themes. Students

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

should bring paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners

LOCATION : Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Experience

welcome.

$40: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

Class 37303

Mon

9:30am-12:30pm

10/9

LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $167: 9 classes

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Class 37068

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you don’t know enough to get started? Do you want to try a new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums, including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on expanding in the direction of your choice.

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10

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Drink and Draw Come hang out at the Coffee Shop and draw with fellow artists! Relax and get creative in a casual setting. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a beer! INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION : The Coffee Shop, 1321 Locust St, Walnut Creek, 94596.

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$8: 1 class

$183: 11 classes

Class 36955

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/14

Class 36956

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/28

Class 36957

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

10/12

Class 36958

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

10/26

Class 36959

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

11/9

Class 37042

Wed

No class 10/4, 11/22

$35 supply fee due at first class

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/13-12/6

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Encaustic (Hot Wax) Workshop

Figure Drawing

Encaustic is a beeswax based paint dates back to the 5th century.

Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe

Kept molten on a heated palette, encaustic is applied to a

and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening,

surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamel-

value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

like finish. Learn safety, working with heat sources, equipment,

Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough

paints, medium, collage materials, fusing layers, tools, priming

newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class.

appropriate substrates, scraping, pastel sticks, incising and more.

Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used;

Bring a bag lunch. Wear cotton art clothes and closed toe shoes.

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$90: 1 class

$65 supply fee due at class.

LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 37077

10:00am-4:00pm

$209: 9 classes

Sat

9/30

Class 37085

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/15-11/17

No class 11/10.

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Exploring Watercolor (Int) Join our caravan of like-minded seekers and dive into the unexpected joy of watercolor! Perfect for the continuing artist who

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Figure Painting Like the Old Masters

wants a fresh start or needs a gentle push along the way. We will

Learn the techniques of Titian and other old masters. Using oils

work together in a series of little paintings using the transparent

(preferred) or acrylics, we will work through the processes of

magic of watercolor to create our own “artist’s voice.” From the

underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful

moment we wet our brush to our final colorful stroke we will try

and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing

to evoke the presence of each artist in his/her work, discovering

the figure recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful

the personal palette of colors and shapes unique to each of us. $25

but not necessary. Come to first class with materials, ready to

supply kit available from instructor, but not required. Materials list

work. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

available at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White

LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$218: 10 classes

$151: 8 classes

Class 36935

Wed

Class 37043 6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/14-11/16

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Expressive Watercolor (Beg-Adv)

You’ve had basic color theory, now to put it into practice! Gain a

Let’s explore some rich possibilities by experimenting with

deeper understanding of the effect of light on color with projects

watercolor and other mediums. Applying watercolor paint with

designed to increase observational and practical skills. Each week

all kinds of tools and materials, such as soft tissue, sponge, and

we paint a single object under different light and color conditions.

even salt. Learn some alternative types of paint applications and

Oil paint and a palette knife preferred, acrylic and palette knife OK.

loosen up with expressive effects. By helping you discover your

Previous enrollment in Secrets of Color or Painting the Still Life

own special way of creating personal interpretations of landscapes

with Color and Light recommended. Materials list online at

and nature, you will explore the beauty of nature and magic of

www.communityarts.org. Bring your color bible from Secrets of

watercolor. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org

Color to use as a reference.

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$182: 10 classes

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Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

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9/11-11/13

$182: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 36964

1:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

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Handmade Artist Books

Monday Morning Painting (Int/Adv)

Not your typical books, these are portable works of art that are

Emphasis is on development of each student’s personal style in

meant to be enjoyed and shared. We’ll create book-like structures

painting. Classes alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges

using a variety of forms, techniques and media–folded, stitched,

and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and subject matter

glued; books with pop ups and moveable parts; books that

are acceptable but focus will be on oil and acrylics. Lessons

incorporate unconventional materials; books that tell stories with

concentrate on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from

words and without, layered imagery, books as sculpture, objects

photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice.

of beauty and more. This class will use the book (and the not-so-

Beginners with no knowledge of paints should take Drawing and

book) as a means of artistic expression. Materials list online at

Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list

www.communityarts.org.

online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Jeka Lambert

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$84: 4 classes

$200: 11 classes

Class 37075

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

10/16-11/6

Class 36954

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/11-12/4

No class 10/2, 11/20

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Japanese Brush Painting

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art work. Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and allows you to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers calligraphy and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. ‘Sumi-e/ Brush

Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. No solvents in Friday class.

Painting (Beg)’ workshop is recommended for beginners to take

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

with this course. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

$155: 10 classes

$108: w/ another CCA class

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 36963

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

9/11-11/13

$182: 10 classes

Class 36911

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/11-11/13

$140: 9 classes

$97: w/ another CCA class

Class 36962

1:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

9/15-11/17

No solvents. No class 11/10.

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Mokuhanga-Japanese Woodblock Printing For artists’ in-home studios without a press, this beautiful, low-tech process may be the perfect solution. This workshop introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on Japanese paper. Participants will cut their own woodblocks and create a small edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. Bring a bag lunch.

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Open Studio Painting Open to all experienced painters and current painting students. Work on your own in a group setting; no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup. LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $128: 10 classes

$65: w/ another CCA class

Class 37044

1:00pm-5:00pm

Thu

9/14-11/16

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $206: 3 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 36953

10:00am-4:00pm

Sun

10/15-10/29

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Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values, and representation through demonstrations and individual instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs. Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $182: 10 classes

Class 37017

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

9/13-11/15

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Portrait in PanPastel and Charcoal Pencil

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Open Studio Printmaking

We will create painterly portraits using PanPastel and charcoal

Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CCA class

pencils. The class will focus on capturing the realism without

within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class.

losing the energy and mood of the subject. PanPastel is like a

Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional

bridge between painting and drawing. It is very forgiving and

etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio

easily erased. You can create both linear and thick painterly effects

environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no

with this medium. We will use photographs as our reference and

instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and

focus on how to see correctly and read values and shapes to

inks and any specialized materials.

capture the essence and resemblance in our portraits. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $123: 10 classes

$63: w/ another CCA class

Class 36941

1:00pm-5:00pm

Thu

9/14-11/16

INSTRUCTOR : Seema Mahboob LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $135: 7 classes

Class 37073

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Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and

Sat

9/16-10/28

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Printmaking Explorations

painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude

Introducing the new green printmaking studio. This class will

and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and

offer a variety of printmaking techniques to engage students in

strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up

the magical world of printmaking, using safer practices and less

drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic,

toxic materials and methods. Throughout the course, we’ll explore

water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics are

etching (intaglio) and block printing (relief). Each class will have

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in,

instruction and studio time for students to pursue their individual

composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

interests. No experience necessary, the only requirement is

value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at

enthusiasm! Experienced printmakers welcome. Materials will be

www.communityarts.org.

discussed at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

INSTRUCTOR : Moose Wesler

LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $174: 8 classes

$254: 10 classes

Class 37072

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

9/16-11/18

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Thu

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Reduction Block Prints

The Still Life in Chalk Pastel

This two-day workshop is an exploration of the process of

Using the still life as our subject, learn how to paint with

reduction block printing. In this process, the artist alternately

beautiful chalk pastel. We will begin with a limited palette, and

carves and prints a single block to create an image from

then introduce full color on succeeding projects. Pastel painting

overlapping layers of colors. It’s a fun process, and we’ll use both

topics include materials, techniques, composition, use of color;

hand printing and the etching press. Each participant will complete

demonstrations and individual advice each week. Returning

a small edition consisting of 3-4 layers of color. No experience

students are welcome and can work on more advanced and

necessary.

individual projects. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Moose Wesler LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$86: 2 classes

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 36950

Sat-Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm

11/4-11/5

$182: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 36926

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

9/12-11/14

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Silk Painting (Int/Adv) One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity

Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv)

to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis on learning a

course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using the

direct painting process, incorporating principles of design, and

basic silk painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately

your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings.

guides the flow of the liquid, the colors glide through the silk and

Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

generate delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels

coaching and critiques as needed. Materials list online at

are welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Cente

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$86: 1 class

$10 supply fee per 31” x 31” silk.

$182: 10 classes

Class 36952

10:00am-4:00pm

Class 36934

Sun

9/24

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

9/13-11/15

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/15-11/17

$167: 9 classes

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Class 36933

Sumi-e/Brush Painting (Beg)

Fri

No class 11/10

An exciting workshop to encourage and motivate those who have never painted, as well as those who wish to take full advantage of the medium’s potential. This class will cover the use of materials, paper, ink and brush. How to paint pine trees, one of the three friends of winter and one of the most important sumi-e subjects, containing essential strokes, and techniques for painting a fine sumi-e will be covered. Also, class will learn variety of ways to paint trees to make Sumi-e landscape. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. Bring a bag lunch.

Watercolor Painting (Mixed Level) Learn the basics of color theory, expert drawing, and watercolor techniques using basic primaries and the right brain drawing method. First class teaches all the basics; then students works on a project of their choice. This is a fine arts course where you will learn what art school students learn: the basics.

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

INSTRUCTOR : Wendy Soneson

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$86: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class.

Class 36951

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

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$182: 10 classes

Class 36914

Tue

9:30am-12:30pm

9/12-11/14

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FOOD & COOKING A D U LT

NEW | Home Cheese making Jeannie Mckenzie reveals the great mysteries of making awesome chevre and fantastic feta, as well as the mysterious Crottin! In addition to learning everything you’ll need to know to make yummy cheeses in your own kitchen, you’ll have the opportunity to sample other scrumptious farm creations such as beet kavaas whey crackers. You’ll experiment with unique chevre flavorings from savory to sweet. You’ll take home culture and rennet for making your own cheese as well as sample cheeses we’ve made. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Jeannie Mckenzie

Zen Calligraphy

Location : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Learn Japanese calligraphy through teachings from the wisdom

$88: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

of Zen masters. Zen meditation can give a peaceful mind to

Class 37287

11:00am-2:00pm

Sun

10/8

those who practice it. In this class you will learn the meaning of one of the Zen teachings and how to write the calligraphy with a bamboo brush on rice paper in formal and cursive forms. This class will also cover the use of materials, paper, ink and brush, basic and essential strokes for both calligraphy and brush painting for beginners. This is an excellent additional study for people who practice Sumi-e brush painting as well. Bring a decent large bamboo brush. Contact instructor, art@fumiyo-y.com, no later than one business week prior to the workshop if you need to order an appropriate brush through instructor. Bring a bag lunch. See materials list at www.communityarts.org.

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NEW | Bubbles and Bites Nothing says celebration better than a glass of sparkling wine! However, there’s more to that glass of bubbles than it might seem. Explore a selection of sparkling wines and discover what makes them each unique. We’ll discuss their history, winemaking, and how that contributes to the flavors you taste in the glass. Discover how these wines fit in at your celebrations and on your dinner table as we pair them with holiday hors d’oeuvres.

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Ruiz Hudson, Certified Sommelier and Wine

LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

& Spirit Education Trust Diploma Holder

$86: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class.

Location : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Class 37307

10:00am-4:00pm

$53: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 37334

6:00pm-9:00pm

Sat

11/18

Thu

11/2

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Make and Mingle Open Studio

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Join us for an evening of meeting new people and making something fun! Our Make and Mingle Open Studio is a fun event for people with all levels of or no experience at all with art making! We’ll have a teaching artist and all the materials ready for you --just come ready to have fun! Register prior to the evening or pay by credit card on the night of the class. In collaboration with Calicraft.

LOCATION : Calicraft, 2700 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek $23: 1 class

Class 37078

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

9/13

Class 37079

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

10/11

Class 37080

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

11/8

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Let’s take a trip to Italy! No other country’s food and wines were so meant to go together as Italy’s. We’ll explore the wines of a few of Italy’s most classic regions including Tuscany, the Piedmont and Veneto and enjoy them alongside delicious plates like white bean crostini and pasta pomodoro. INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Ruiz Hudson, Certified Sommelier and Wine

INSTRUCTOR : Ansley Luce

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& Spirit Education Trust Diploma Holder Location : Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $53: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 37333

6:00pm-9:00pm

Wed

9/27


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NEW | Easy Elegant Dinner Class is a hands-on demo with historical overview. The class begins with Portobello Mushroom Tapas with Garlic and Sherry Wine as your appetizer. Your entree will be Shrimp Flambe with Pisco over Soft Yucca (you will learn how to buy, store and cook this delicious root). And the Chocolate Tiramisu dessert is presented with a new twist: chocolate. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier Location : Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $55: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at class

Class 37336

6:30pm-9:30pm

Fri

11/17

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NEW | Flavors Around the World Class is a hands-on demonstration with historical overview. Your

Wine Analysis: A Journey through a Glass of Wine

appetizer for this class is an Asian Ceviche, with a wonderful mix

Class identifies three types of wine tasters explaining how you

of flavors, including sesame oil and seeds. The entree: Peruvian

can determine what category of taster you are. Learn to identify

Olive Rice with raisins, bacon, pecans, served with Caribbean

and describe seven major components of wine by tasting five

Spiced Chicken. For dessert: a tangy Pisco Sour and coconut tart.

specific wines that exemplify each component. Learn the link between aroma and flavor. Be exposed to wine aroma’s having

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier Location : Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

an opportunity to test your olfactory skills. Learn technique for tasting a glass of wine, serving wine at proper temperatures,

$55: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at class

proper wine storage and importance of using correct wine glass.

Class 37335

6:30pm-9:30pm

Class is appropriate for both novice and intermediate wine

Thu

10/5

connoisseurs. 21 and over. INSTRUCTOR : Robert Becker, Certified Wine Educator and

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Certified Sommelier

Chinese Cooking Series

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Learn to make popular Chinese dishes with simple and easy cooking techniques. Learn to use Chinese seasonings, herbs, and spices and make your version of a healthy meal. In this hands-on class, we’ll use all cooking techniques of stir-frying, deep-frying,

$55: 1 class

Class 36776

Sat

2:00pm-4:30pm

10/7

Class 36777

Sat

2:30pm-5:00pm

12/2

steaming and poaching to make Chinese regional dishes such as: chicken salad, wonton soup, steamed fish, stir-fried noodles, and

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more. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, and hand towel.

Dim Sum Workshop

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

Dim Sum means “a little bit of heart,” and these little savories

Location : Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

and sweets gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served

$160: 4 classes

$55 supply fee due at first class

as a light appetizer, lunch, or snack. We will learn to use a variety

Class 37186

6:30pm-9:30pm

of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items, and learn

Wed

10/18-11/8

techniques of filling and wrapping delicious popular Asian snacks such as pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame seed balls. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, and hand towel. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

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$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 37187

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

11/14

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Healthy Stir-fries

Vietnamese Cooking

Wok and stir-fry cooking techniques were invented in China, but all

Explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular! Vietnamese

Asian cultures have modified the classic techniques to make them

cuisine has an East-meets-West combination of subtle tastes

their own. Learn various methods and simple techniques of stir-

and flavors. Vietnamese food is generally healthy. You’ll learn

frying, quick and easy food preparation using fresh ingredients,

to use fresh herbs, such as Vietnamese mint-rau ram, basil-rau

and taking little time to cook. Make delicious healthy dishes from

que, ngo gai, and pick up simple techniques in preparing popular

Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Menu includes

Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass chicken, hot and sour

Beef and Broccoli, Eggplant and Thai Basil, Chow Mein, Peppered

seafood soup, clay pot, shrimp fresh spring rolls, green mango

Shrimp, and more. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, and

salad, and more. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, hand

hand towel.

towel.

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

Location : Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

Location : Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

$57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

$160: 4 classes

$55 supply fee due at first class

Class 37190

6:30pm-9:30pm

Class 37191

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

10/9

Tue

9/12-10/3

GLASS

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Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres It’s time to offer your best to families, friends, and love ones. Mix and match ingredients and techniques from all cuisines and prepare both savory and sweet one-bite size offerings: Wasabi

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Flamework for Fusers

pancakes with smoked fish and Japanese caviars, Mini lemongrass

Work with COE 90 glass to design elements using a hot head torch.

beef burgers, Sous-vide scallop and salmon roulade, baked crab

Add these components to your fusing work to create unique art

mousse in herb biscuits, Spicy Saba (mackerel) nuggets, Asian mix

pieces. Use rod, stringers and sheet glass in the torch to make fluid

herb cups and Choconut Puffs, baked coconut and chocolate puff

shapes. Torching techniques covered include twisties, stringer

pastry. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, hand towel.

dots, strip twisties and more. Students will have hands on torch time to practice making components Bring one canister of MAAP

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

gas and COE 90 glass (rods, stringers and sheet). Bring a lunch.

Location : Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 37188

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

12/11

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class

Class 37196

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Indonesian Cooking The cooking of the “Spice Islands” fills with aromatic flavors and fresh tropical fruits, herbs and vegetables. Join us in cooking

10:00am-3:00pm

10/28

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Fused Glass (Beg-Adv)

popular Indonesian meals for our dinner. Learn to use Indonesian

Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping

herbs and spices and preparing delicious dishes with unusual

glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color

techniques, such as assorted satay, gado gado, peanut sauce,

and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping.

dried beef curry, grilled fish, and fresh tropical fruit salad. Bring

Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass

sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, and hand towel.

art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students.

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

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Sat

$57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 37189

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

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INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $179: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 37192

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/12-10/31

Class 37193

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/12-10/31


Adult

A D U LT

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Glass Fusers Group

One Day Crash Glass Mosaics

The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass

Using broken tempered glass while incorporating paints and

workers at all levels to continue to study art glass, practice and

pigments, this method incorporates a clear, almost 3-D effect

produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group

that allows light and color to reflect what lies beneath your glass.

will meet the second Saturday of each month (June through May,

Design and create your tempered glass art on both wood and glass

no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical

bases that are supplied for you (do not bring your own substrate

developments and hear guest speakers. Enrollment is open

for this class). Grouting and finishing techniques taught as well.

throughout the year at a prorated fee.

Bring a lunch, snug fitting dishwashing gloves and wear art clothes. Students will design 2-4 pieces of art.

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

$63: 11 classes

LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 35665

Sat

10:00am-12:00pm

6/10-5/12

$98: 1 class

$65 supply fee due at class

Class 37197

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

10/7

A D U LT A D U LT

Glass Fusing & Slumping Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles,

Selling Your Art

jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered

Come and learn how to sell your artwork. Discussion topics

include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and

will include merchandise pricing, marketing, show etiquette,

slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to

applications and photography. Please bring samples of your work

expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online

and ideas or photos of your display. This workshop will provide

at www.communityarts.org.

new and experienced artists with valuable information on the process of participating in the Artist Markets held each December

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

at the Shadelands Art Center, as well as other sales venues.

LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $179: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 37194

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/13-11/1

Class 37195

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/13-11/1

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $39: 1 class

Class 37081

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

9/23

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HEALTH & FITNESS

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Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function, coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably and bring a big towel and pillow. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $147: 12 classes

Class 36991

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/14-12/14

No class 11/2, 11/23

A D U LT

Gentle Pilates

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Hatha Yoga (Beg/Int)

Pilates practice develops core strength, body awareness,

Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment.

coordination, flexibility and balance. Pilates also improves

Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will

posture and ease of movement. This class focuses on movement

strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on

fundamentals and a gentler approach to the basic Pilates

correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring

exercises. Both mat and barre exercises included. Please bring a

your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours

yoga mat, towel and yoga block (by second class).

before class.

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Woolums

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

LOCATION : Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

LOCATION : Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

$15: 1 class

$108: 10 classes

Class 37254

Mon

Class 36992 7:00pm-8:00pm

9/11-11/13

7:00pm-8:00pm

12/4-12/18

$41: 3 classes

Class 37259

Mon

Sat

10:35am-11:35am

Sat

9/13

$68: 5 classes

Class 36993

Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm

10/4-11/1

Class 37001

Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm

11/8-12/13

9/16-11/18 A D U LT

$28: 2 classes

Class 37260

1:00pm-2:00pm

No class 11/22

$108: 10 classes

Class 37256

Wed

10:35am-11:35am

12/9-12/16

Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller A blend of traditional Pilates mat work and the Slow Method, this

LOCATION : Studio D, Civic Park Studios

class takes Pilates to a whole new level. The roller adds elements

$108: 10 classes

of self-massage, circulation, balance and control while the

Class 37255

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/13-11/15

5:30pm-6:30pm

11/29-12/13

$41: 3 classes

Class 37258

Wed

LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $185: 14 classes

$98: 9 classes

10:00am-11:25am

No class 11/10 60

instructor for $7. (Expect to pay approx. $25 for a roller). INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

LOCATION : Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Fri

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexband available from

INSTRUCTOR : Nancy Spiecker

Class 37257

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

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Class 36901

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

9/13-12/13


Adult A D U LT

Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/ Flexband The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg sculpting. Flexband available from instructor for $7. Magic Circle not required until second class. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $185: 14 classes

Class 36900

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

9/11-12/11

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Qi and Wellness Learn Chinese Medicine meridians, acupressure points, and energy work for healing. Practice Qigong for strength, flexibility, vital energy, and to help prevent or ease arthritis. Learn special breathing and meditation techniques for stress release. Kaleo has 40 years of Qigong experience, and with his wife, Elise, coauthored Chi and Creativity, Qi and Grace, and others. INSTRUCTOR : Kaleo and Elise Ching

A D U LT

LOCATION :: Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Tai Chi & Qigong

$91: 8 classes

Class 36899

Mon

1:00pm-2:15pm

9/18-11/6

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through meditation and exercise. In this class we use gentle movement and learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch

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NEW | Slow Flow Yoga (Level 1-2) Slow Flow is a class that incorporates the flow of a Vinyasa class with focus on alignment, longer holds and deep breathing. Students will practice yoga in a safe, encouraging environment

in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works LOCATION : Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

where they can develop their individual practice. Variations,

$63: 6 classes

modifications and props are used to help students find

Class 36994

Thu

9:00am-10:15am

9/14-10/19

connections with yoga and feel its powerful benefits.

Class 36995

Sat

9:00am-10:15am

9/16-10/21

INSTRUCTOR : Charlie Harrison LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Zumba

$159: 12 classes

Class 37183

Thu

No class 11/2, 11/23

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6:30pm-7:30pm

9/14-12/14

Zumba Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class. INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin LOCATION : Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $129: 14 classes

Class 37000

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/19-12/19

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NEW | ZumbaÂŽ Gold and Gold Toning Fitness dance class with inspirational, low-impact Latin music and moves geared toward the GOLD participant. You will also tone your body and build muscle endurance with light resistance hand weights. Dance choreography can be safely and easily followed. We have fun in a welcoming social environment. Improve the physical and mental health of each participant while following. Let it move you! Bring 1-2 lb. weight, water bottle and small towel. Wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing. INSTRUCTOR : Berrin Kandilici LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $63: 6 classes

Class 37323

Mon

11:00am-11:45am

9/11-10/16

Class 37324

Mon

11:00am-11:45am

10/23-12/4

No class 11/20

A D U LT

Dancing to the Classics Low impact dance workout for both men and women. Enhance

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balance, coordination and cardiovascular endurance as you dance

Abs and Back Exercises

to classic songs from all genres, singing along to all of your

We all love to feel good about our workout. Get your core and back in shape! Everyone should have a strong stomach and back

favorite hits. Easy to follow moves create a fun experience. No prior dance experience needed.

to stay healthy and be fit. You will need a yoga mat and be able to

INSTRUCTOR : Regina Meshenberg

get on the floor. Those who cannot be on their knees can modify

LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

when needed. Isolation, isotonic and isometric movements will be performed.

$39: 6 classes

Class 36864

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash

Wed

LOCATION : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Class 36865

$52: 7 classes

No class 11/22

Class 36860

Fri

11:20am-12:05pm

Fri

9/13-10/25

Wed

12:00pm-1:00pm

11/1-12/13

9/15-10/27 A D U LT

$31: 4 classes

Class 36861

12:00pm-1:00pm

No class 10/11

11:20am-12:05pm

11/3-12/15

No class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24

Flexband/Chair Fitness for Stronger Bodies This unique and effective strength building class is for all ages and abilities! The secret to our success is incorporating flex

LOCATION : Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

band resistance training with slow movements for a slow burn

$45: 6 classes

workout. Students are amazed by how much they can do safely,

Class 36859

Tue

11:50am-12:35pm

9/19-10/24

as well as how great they feel, even after the first class. Using

Class 36862

Tue

11:50am-12:35pm

10/31-12/12

a chair for stability and flex band for muscle building, you will increase strength, balance and coordination and general well-

No class 11/21

being. Attentive instructor has over 22 years fitness experience. Flexbands available from instructor for $7. Wear comfortable clothing, pants and shirt; workout clothing not required. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

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LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $94: 7 classes

Class 36939

Tue

10:00am-10:50am

9/12-10/24

Class 36940

Tue

10:00am-10:50am

10/31-12/12


Adult A D U LT

A D U LT

Meditation for Everyone (All Levels)

Tai Chi-Yang Short Form

Increase concentration, relaxation, self-awareness and attention

Tai Chi is China’s #1 health and longevity exercise, based on

to breath. Learn to cope more effectively with stress. Opportunity

martial arts and Yin/ Yang principles. It benefits bones, digestive

to begin a meditation practice or experience practicing meditation

and lymphatic systems, balance, coordination, strength, and the

with the support of a group. Sessions will include multiple

Mind-Body connection. The Simplified Yang Style 24-Step Form

techniques to suit the needs of everyone such as: gentle stretches

was created for ease in learning and practice, and is appropriate

to release tension, breathing, correct posture, setting an intension,

for both beginners and students with prior knowledge. Master

time to journal, etc. Time to come together to enjoy and relax with

Adam Wallace, certified with almost 30 years’ experience, teaches

the company of others. You can choose to sit on a chair, sit on

the skill with depth, clarity and precision.

floor on mat with cushion of your choice, or lying down on mat.

INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace

INSTRUCTOR : Helen Maxie

LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$59: 4 classes

$43: 4 classes

Class 36970

Class 36979

Mon

12:00pm-12:45pm

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

9/11-10/2

9:00am-10:00am

10/23-12/11

9/11-10/2 $115: 8 classes

$83: 8 classes

Class 36980

Mon

Class 36971 12:00pm-12:45pm

Mon

10/23-12/11 A D U LT

LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $43: 4 classes

Class 36983

Thu

12:00pm-12:45pm

9/7-9/28

Thu

Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising!

$73: 7 classes

Class 36984

Zumba for Beginners

12:00pm-12:45pm

10/19-12/14

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

No class 11/2, 11/23

$52: 7 classes

Class 36853

A D U LT

Wed

Qigong for Health and Vitality

$45: 6 classes

Qigong is China’s ancient method to strengthen the constitution,

Class 36858

promote vitality, prevent and cure disease, prevent premature

No class 11/22

Wed

11:00am-11:45am

9/13-10/25

11:00am-11:45am

11/1-12/13

aging, and prolong life. Lin Hou Sheng’s 18 Movements benefit the internal organs (enhancing their functions) and related external (sensory) organs, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. This class

LOCATION : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training.

$52: 7 classes

Master Adam Wallace, certified with almost 30 years’ experience,

Class 36854

teaches the skill with depth, clarity and precision.

Fri

10:30am-11:15am

9/15-10/27

10:30am-11:15am

11/3-12/15

$31: 4 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 36857

Fri

No class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24

$59: 4 classes

Class 36968

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

9/11-10/2

Class 36969

Mon

LOCATION : Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $45: 6 classes

$115: 8 classes

10:15am-11:15am

10/23-12/11

Class 36855

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

9/19-10/24

Class 36856

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

10/31-12/12

No class 11/21

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Gentle Exercise Increase your mobility, vitality and well-being. Improve your flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing. INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat LOCATION : Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $50: 6 classes

Class 36830

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

9/15-10/20

Class 36831

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

10/27-12/15

No class 11/10, 11/24

A D U LT S 5 0 + A D U LT S 5 0 +

Chair Yoga This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of the

Move to Improve Your Balance

floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility or

Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of

for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear

healthy aging. This class is based on the Feldenkrais Method

loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat to class. Before

which uses creative and innovative movements that will feed

registering for this class, please call the instructor at

and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows

(925) 462-5285.

that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be done sitting, standing and walking. Learn to improve the quality

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $120: 13 classes

Class 36967

Thu

of your life. Your instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years, will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance.

10:15am-11:15am

9/14-12/14

No class 11/23

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $99: 8 classes

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Class 36845

Gentle Yoga

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

9/25-11/20

No class 10/23

It is never too late to begin yoga. Each individual will develop a unique yoga practice, modifying it to fit their specific needs. The focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Seniorcise

rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Wear loose clothing,

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

class. Before registering for class, please call instructor at

Muscle toning with light weights. Bring a pair of 1 to 3lb hand

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weights and come exercise to your favorite hits from big band through 60’s music.

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$129: 14 classes

Class 36949

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser

11:00am-12:15pm

9/12-12/12

$73: 14 classes

Class 36869

Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/11-12/11

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/13-12/13

$120: 13 classes

Class 36948

Thu

8:45am-10:00am

No class 11/23

9/14-12/14

$68: 13 classes

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Wed

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JEWELRY A D U LT

Charm Bracelet: Silver Metal Clay and Sterling This Metal Clay class is designed for both beginning students and those seeking to refresh skills and learn new ones. Students will design and make six charms to be displayed on a linked bracelet. A new technique will be taught with each charm and includes forming, texturizing, stone setting, filigree syringe work, curved surface construction, and setting a glass component. The bracelet will be secured with a bar and toggle clasp fabricated with metal clay. INSTRUCTOR : Arlene Mornick LOCATION : Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $151: 2 classes

Class 37131

$75 supply fee due at first class

Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm

9/30-10/1

A D U LT

Open Studio Jewelry Open to all experienced jewelers and current jewelry students. Work independently on any jewelry or metalsmithing project of your

A D U LT

Introduction to Jewelry

choice and have access to all the tools the jewelry department has to

Get a taste of what real jewelry making is all about. Students will

materials. A monitor will be on site to make sure equipment is used

be introduced to basic hand tools and techniques such as sawing,

properly and cleanliness of the space is maintained.

offer. No instruction is included and participants provide their own

riveting, filing, soldering and polishing. With their new skills, they have an opportunity to create sample charms in copper and brass and then progress into their final project, a sterling silver ring.

INSTRUCTOR : Natalia Alexandrova LOCATION : Studio J, Civic Park Studios $109: 10 classes $56: Fee w/ another CCA class For students doing casting there will be a $30 supply fee.

INSTRUCTOR : Tina Rath LOCATION : Studio J, Civic Park Studios $199: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 37123

Mon

2:00pm-5:00pm

9/11-11/13

Class 37124

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

9/13-11/15

Class 37125

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/13-11/15

A D U LT

Possibilities with Chain A D U LT

Open your horizons to the limitless possibilities that chains present.

Jewelry Casting

This workshop will begin with visual examples and conversation to

In lost wax casting, you start by making a wax model of what you want your jewelry piece to look like and end with a piece of jewelry made of metal. The ability to carve the wax allows for a sculptural look. We will go over wax carving and shaping and other techniques needed to cast a wax piece into a finished piece of jewelry. Wax, bronze and most other supplies, and tools provided. Silver is not provided. Materials list handout at first class.

inspire your unique designs. Technical demonstrations will follow including, but not limited to, forging, riveting, roller printing and soldering tips. Then dive into your own designs with open work time. One-on-one sessions will keep your project moving forward. Students can expect to leave with a simple finished chain or a more complicated one well under way. INSTRUCTOR : Raissa Bump LOCATION : Studio J, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION : Studio J, Civic Park Studios

$128: 2 classes

$182: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

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Class 37129

12:00pm-3:00pm

Fri

$30 supply fee due at first class

Sat-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

10/7-10/8

9/15-11/17

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MUSIC

A G E S 1 7 & up

Jazz Band Ensemble Feel the thrill of being part of a full jazz ensemble. Play music of the

A G E S 1 2 & up

jazz masters from the 1930s to the present day. At least four years of

Community Chorus

experience, knowledge of all 12 major scales and sight reading skills

In this class you will meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting, and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary and all levels are welcome.

are required. Payment plan available. Auditions required. Please call (925) 676-8203 for more information. INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco LOCATION : Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$390: 32 classes

$112: 10 classes

Class 37291

Class 37202

Mon

7:15pm-8:15pm

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/14-5/24

9/11-11/13 A G E S 1 8 & up

Listening to Music: Art Song

A G E S 1 2 & up

Flock of Flutes

This NEW class in our Listening to Music series features great Art

Join the flock and soar with the East Bay’s only flute choir. Enhance

Songs sung by great singers. Join us!

your performing opportunities and become a better flutist.

INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios

Prerequisite: three years playing experience, good rhythm, tone

LOCATION : Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

and sight reading skills. Mid-year enrollment is possible. Please call

$73: 6 classes

(415) 200-6617 for audition to be scheduled by appointment only.

Class 37198

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/28-11/2

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION : Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 37294

Tue

A G E S 1 8 & up

Listening to Music: Romantic Period

$390: 32 classes

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/19-5/29

The Listening to Music series continues with the Romantic Period, roughly 1825-1900. We will listen to and discuss music by Berlioz, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff,

A G E S 1 4 & up

Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Wagner and others.

Guitar for Adults (Beg) Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios LOCATION : Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

and standard music notation, while playing beautiful melodies.

$73: 6 classes

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

Class 37217

Fri

10:00am-12:00pm

9/29-11/3

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary.

A G E S 1 8 & up

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

Native American Flute Circle

LOCATION : Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

A mixed level ensemble, all levels welcome. We will play a new song

$122: 10 classes

Class 37222

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/11-11/13

every week that explores the wonderful and beautiful tone of the Native American flute. Beginning students will learn the pentatonic scale and basic flute techniques while advanced students will learn how to embellish and phrase while playing with others. Instruments provided for in-class use, and may be purchased from instructor for at-home use. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION : Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $112: 10 classes

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT A D U LT

CPR & First Aid Combo Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for 2 years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Sandie Pettus. Please bring a lunch and drink. Wear comfortable clothing. Class is held at the Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Steet, Concord, CA, 94519 INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life Location : Classroom, Professional Education Center $65: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class.

Class 36915

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

9/23

Class 36916

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

10/14

Class 36917

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

11/4

Class 36919

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

12/9

A D U LT

Introduction to Bridge Learn to play or return to playing in this first of four bridge classes offered throughout the year. Whether you want to play just for fun or are interested in serious competition, these classes will elevate your enjoyment of bridge. Using hands-on learning, you will start to play right away using a learning approach developed by top bridge teachers and players. Meet other bridge players and make new friends in a friendly and engaging learning environment.

A D U LT

Instructor is an accredited bridge teacher and accomplished player.

Thinking Bridge

Accompanying book available for purchase at class for further

An intermediate-level Contract Bridge class intended for those

study. Instructor is a Sapphire Life Master and Master bridge

who play regularly. Uses hands-on teaching methods combined

teacher. Come alone or bring your favorite partner.

with mentored play to improve your bidding, declarer play, and defense. Focuses on reasoning and judgment; standard bidding

INSTRUCTOR : Grant Robinson Location : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $103: 9 classes

Class 36943

Thu

No class 10/12

used throughout. Lesson materials included. The instructor is a Sapphire Life Master and Master bridge teacher. Come alone or bring your favorite partner. Prerequisites: Introduction to Bridge,

10:00am-12:00pm

9/14-11/16

Bridge: Declarer Play and Bridge: Defense, or equivalent. INSTRUCTOR : Grant Robinson Location : Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $83: 4 classes

Class 37012

Mon

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/11-10/2

7:00pm-9:00pm

10/16-11/13

$103: 5 classes

Class 37013

Mon

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Adult A D U LT

NEW | Introduction to Social Media Workshop Want to impress your adult children and ‘wow’ your grandkids? Come learn 2-3 cool tricks on Social Media. This is an introductory workshop for “Heroes, Headlines and Hype: Social Media for Seniors”. INSTRUCTOR : Jacqui Love Marshall Location : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $10: 1 class

Class 36868

Wed

10:30am-12:00pm

9/13

A D U LT

Mah-Jongg A D U LT

Building Resilience in Challenging Times

Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard

How do you handle crisis? How can you survive when the only

hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small

way out is through? Learn to consciously summon your inner

amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced

strength under extreme pressure; when help is not on the way.

with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and

Expand your courage, mental clarity and stability. Improve

enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one

emotional balance, expanded breathing and larger life-vision for

step at a time.

greater creativity and enthusiasm to re-fire your daily life. Build a tool-box of 10 proven ageless strategies and practices based in yoga, mind/body science and ageless philosophies. Bring yoga mat if you have one, journal, wear comfortable clothes/layers for possible outside experiences. INSTRUCTOR : Lena St. Michael

INSTRUCTOR : Betty Fraga Location : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $43: 4 classes

$9 supply fee due at first class

Class 36718

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/12-10/3

Class 36719

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

10/10-10/31

Location : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $93: 6 classes

$12 supply fee due at first class

Class 36987

6:30pm-8:00pm

Mon

9/11-10/16

A D U LT

Beginners Memoir Writing Do you have life stories you would like to share with family and friends? Learn to write your life stories. No writing experience

A D U LT

Heroes, Headlines, and Hype: Social Medial for Seniors Social media drives so much of the public conversation these days. Don’t be left out of the dialogue with family and friends, especially your grandchildren. Connect with others, stay current on hot topics of the day and learn new skills. In this class you will become familiar with major social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram) and valuable web sites targeted to seniors. INSTRUCTOR : Jacqui Love Marshall Location : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $43: 5 classes

Class 36866

Wed

10:30am-12:00pm

9/20-10/18

Class 36867

Wed

10:30am-12:00pm

10/25-11/29

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necessary! You are guided every step of the way through writing prompts explored in class, in class writing and sharing work within a supportive and positive atmosphere. Come join us for this wonderful opportunity to write about the life you have lived. INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris Location : Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $153: 8 classes

Class 36851

Wed

1:30pm-3:30pm

9/13-11/1


Adult A D U LT

A D U LT

Advanced Memoir Writing

Advanced Conversational Spanish

Continue to develop the craft required to write personal essays

Did you study Spanish in high school or college but never

and book long memoirs. Pre-requisite: Beginners Memoir Writing

achieved conversational fluency? If conversational Spanish is your goal, we have the class for you! We will emphasize pronunciation,

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris Location : Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $153: 8 classes

Class 36989

Wed

vocabulary and reading. You will get the practice you need to allow you to reach a level where you can finally have real conversations with native speakers. We will review grammar, learn

4:30pm-6:30pm

9/13-11/1

new expressions and idioms to improve your knowledge of the language.

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney

Memory Training

Location : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Kiss those senior moments goodbye! Improve your memory by taking this class! Developed by UCLA psychiatrist, Dr. Gary Small, and published by the National Institutes of Health and American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Jumbo Memory Training helps conquer the four most common memory challenges: remembering names and faces, lists, remembering future appointments, and

$143: 14 classes

Class 36977

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/11-12/11

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/15-12/15

$123: 12 classes

Class 36978

Fri

No class 11/10, 11/24

misplaced items (glasses, keys, cellphone, etc.). A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Dave Clarke Mora Location : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Beginning Spanish For Seniors I

$122: 4 classes

$7 supply fee due at first class.

This program is designed for people 50 years old and up who want

Class 36985

Tue

2:00pm-4:00pm

9/12-10/3

to learn Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere while discovering Latin

Class 36986

Tue

10:00am-12:00pm

11/14-12/5

American Art and Culture. By the end of the course, students will be able to express themselves in the present tense and have a simple conversation by using vocabulary for everyday use. Come

A D U LT

and join us and let’s start this “fiesta.”

Beginning Spanish I This program is designed for adults who want to learn Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere while discovering Latin American Art and Culture. By the end of the course, students will be able to express themselves in the present tense and have a simple conversation by

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney Location : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $143: 14 classes

Class 36974

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

9/11-12/11

using vocabulary for everyday use. Come and join us and let’s start this “fiesta.”

A D U LT

Beginning Spanish For Seniors II

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney Location : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $123: 12 classes

Class 36976

Fri

Let’s continue this Spanish fiesta! This program is designed for people 50 and over and have some experience speaking

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/15-12/15

No class 11/10, 11/24

Spanish and are looking for review and more extensive practice. Knowledge of fundamental grammar points and vocabulary needed. INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney Location : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

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Class 36975

Mon

2:30pm-3:30pm

9/11-12/11

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SPORTS A D U LT

Golf Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Golfers will learn fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine iron or pitching wedge to the first class. Clubs provided upon request at class. INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Golf, Dave DeLong Location : Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course $93: 6 classes

$5 ball fee to be paid at each class

Class 36833

Tue

9:30am-10:30am

9/26-10/31

Class 36834

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/26-10/31

Class 36835

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/14-10/19

A D U LT

Adult Pickleball Class Pickleball is easy to learn and tons of fun! Lessons will be divided between stroke work/footwork drills and match play periods. It’s a great activity for all ages, levels and athletic backgrounds looking to develop hand-eye coordination while exercising. Appropriate athletic attire/footwear is required. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Lifetime Activities Instructor

Tech Buddies: All About iPads

LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Learn all about your iPad in a small group setting and get your

$113: 5 classes

individual questions answered by the instructor. In the first

Adult Pickleball Class (Drills/Play) Session 1

meeting we’ll review the iPad’s features and capabilities and

Class 37582

practice performing basic tasks using its controls, commands,

Adult Pickleball Class (Beginning) Session 1

switches and buttons. In the second meeting we’ll explore what

Class 37583

you can actually do with your iPad, from taking and sharing photos

Tue

Tue

8:00am-9:30am

11:30am-1:00pm

10/10-11/7

10/10-11/7

to searching the web to organizing your life. Finally, we’ll discuss

Adult Pickleball Class (Adv. Beginning) Session 1

the world of apps, looking at some popular apps such as iBooks

Class 37584

and Maps, and discovering how to find good apps that match your

Adult Pickleball Class (Intermediate) Session 1

interests. Handouts included.

Class 37585

INSTRUCTOR : Martha Strizich Location : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $78: 2 classes

Class 36946

Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

10/5-10/12

Class 36947

Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

11/2-11/9

Tue

Tue

1:00pm-2:30pm

2:30pm-4:00pm

10/10-11/7

10/10-11/7

Adult Pickleball Class (Drills/Play) Session 2

Class 37586

Tue

8:00am-9:30am

11/14-12/12

Adult Pickleball Class (Beginning) Session 2

Class 37587

Tue

11:30am-1:00pm

11/14-12/12

Adult Pickleball Class (Adv. Beginning) Session 2

Class 37588

Tue

1:00pm-2:30pm

11/14-12/12

Adult Pickleball Class (Intermediate) Session 2

Class 37589

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Adult Gymnasium rentals Tice Valley, Foothill and Walnut Creek Intermediate Gymnasiums are available for public and private rentals. Book your special events (basketball/volleyball, practices) with us. For further information call the Tice Gym rental line at 925-256-3560.

Adult Drop-In Sports Adult Drop-in Badminton

The drop-in badminton meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:00-12:00pm at Tice Valley Gym. Schedule subject to change, please call 925-256-3572 for schedule updates. Cost is $5. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Adult Drop-in Pickle Ball

The drop-in pickleball meets on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am-1pm and Friday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Schedule subject to change, please call 925-256-3572 for schedule updates. Cost is $5. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Adult Drop-in Basketball

The basketball drop-in program meets Monday - Friday from 12:00-3:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Schedule subject to change, please call 925-256-3572 for schedule updates. Cost is $5. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of their participation.

Adult Drop-in Volleyball

5 on 5 Basketball League Adult Basketball Leagues

The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $6 and is open to

943-5899 ext. 2426

the first 42 participants. Schedule subject to change, please call

Sunday 5-on-5

925-256-3572 for schedule updates. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

To request a registration packet for Sunday night 5 on 5 or for questions about the adult basketball leagues, email Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do not place individuals on teams.

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Sport/Fitness Groups Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log on to www.continentalbaseball.com for information. CYO Sports

St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St. Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field – call (925) 256-8453. Jazzercise (925) 357-8667

Class is designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and low-impact options. Classes are ongoing. Registration is taken by Jazzercise anytime. Location: Tice Valley Gym. Mon-Thu: 9am; 6:15pm. Friday: 9am; 5:45pm Sat: 8:30am; Sun 9am Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

Odyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information. Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955

WCASI provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For more information, go to www.wcasi.org. Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more information, log on to www.wcbaseball.org.

Volleyball Leagues 943-5899 ext. 2426

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15

Monday Night Coed League

years old. Log on to www.wcyfmarauders.com.

Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

To request a registration spring packet or for questions about the adult volleyball leagues, email Wes Allnutt at

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org.

Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11,

placed on a free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Go to

Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team

www.wcyaa.com for information.

managers as we do not place individuals on teams.

Turf & Dog Park Hotline (925) 256-3574 Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

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ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS

Pancake Breakfast Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the first Sunday of each month and is open to everyone. This popular community event plays host to families large and small, grandparents and friends alike. We stop serving at 11:45am,

Annual Holiday Boutique

so be sure to come early! We will be closed on New Year’s Day.

The busy elves in Santa’s Workshop invite you to attend the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Annual Holiday Boutique. Decorative creations to grace your home, whimsical creations to share with loved ones, cuddly afghans and quilts to keep you warm, and beautiful handmade sweaters, scarves, and vests to snuggle in are

LOCATION : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $3 Adults / $1.50 Children under 12

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

9/3, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3

just a few of the items available to purchase.

Friday Socials

LOCATION : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious

Free

Fri-Sat 10:00am-2:00pm

11/3-11/4

reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans

Halloween Bingo

change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held

Join us today for a howling good time as we play a morning of Bingo followed by a fun lunch of assorted pizzas and beverage. Wear Halloween attire and receive two Bingo cards for free. Seating is limited. Purchase your ticket no later than Monday, prior to the event, from the receptionist. Advance ticket purchase required. Questions? Call (925) 943-5851. LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $8 Per Ticket

Fri 10:00am-1:00pm

soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $5. Lunch

10/27

until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to attend. LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free / $5 Lunch

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

9/22, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15

Bazaar Group This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting

Medicare Counseling Day

to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving

Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15-Dec.7. Prescription drug plans may change each year. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) recommends reviewing your choices annually. Registered HICAP counselors will be available to review your Medicare drug or health plan and help you decide on the best coverage. HICAP may be able to save you money. You will need to complete a worksheet in advance and make an appointment. Call HICAP at (925) 602-4163 or go to www.cchicap.org. You can

members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information. LOCATION : Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center Free

Every Wed

9:00am-3:00pm

also pick up a worksheet in advance at the Civic Park Community Center. LOCATION : Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center Free

Tue 9:30am-2:00pm

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Adults 50+ Marathon Bridge $20 Pre-registration

Every Fri 12:00pm-4:00pm

Card Making Workshops Come and learn new techniques for card making in this fun and easy workshop. Pre-registration required. Call (925) 943-5851 to register. Please bring a pair of scissors and glue. All other supplies included. Instructor : Linda Rogers LOCATION : Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $10: 1 class

Mon

9:00am-11:00am

9/25, 10/30, 11/27, 12/18

Club 55 Skiers Bingo

Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving!

Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Cards are

permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at

sold separately for each session for $1 each. Paper games are also

the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:30am and return

played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for

approximately at 6:30pm. To sign up for Club 55 contact Roger

keeping your brain healthy and challenged, as well as having fun

Lamm at rogerlamm@gmail.com.

Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather

with friends. LOCATION : Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 Per Card

Every Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

Creakers Softball Join our “over 50” softball program. Call Russ Mowrer at (925) 935-7508. Fee is $75/year.

Bowling Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00am (8:30am June through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors club membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter

Bridge

Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required. Please contact Barbara Meyer at (925) 689-3591.

Hooked On Books If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

LOCATION : Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great

$1 Drop-in

group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

Every Tue

12:15pm-4:00pm

has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections. LOCATION : Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-in

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Adults 50+ Investment Discussion Group

Petanque

All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged

Learn to play this French game that’s a cross between bocce ball

to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and

and horseshoes. It’s fun and easy, and no experience is required.

insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday

LOCATION : Back Patio, Civic Park Community Center

of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-

$1 Drop-In

5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

Every 2nd and 4th Tue

2:00pm-4:00pm

LOCATION : Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Pinochle

$1 Drop-in

Tue

1:30pm-3:00pm

9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want

Let’s Sing!

to learn how to play.

Love to sing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s

LOCATION : Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

and enjoy Broadway show tunes. Join the fun and receive some

$1 Drop-in

vocal instruction and have the opportunity to either sing as part

Every Mon

12:00pm-3:30pm

of the group or if you would like occasionally lead the group in song. Short solo or duets are also available for those who want to perform for the group. Singing can lift your spirits and provide

Tennis

a sense of physical and mental wellbeing. Drop-in visitors are

Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm

welcome. Lyrics are provided. Volunteer coordinator: Robin Wolf

at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing

LOCATION : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

program and open to all adults over 50.

$1 Drop-in

Every Fri

ScreenTime

1:30pm-3:00pm

Enjoy watching feature-length films which are followed by a

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

discussion. You’ll view a variety of films featuring biographies,

Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced and new learners are welcome.

musical programs, history, and documentaries. If you wish, your volunteer coordinator is happy to stay for an informal discussion afterwards with any members of the audience who wish to share

LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

their thoughts and ideas about that day’s program. Meets the

$1 Drop-in

second Monday of the month.

Every Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

LOCATION : Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

No drop-in 12/19, 12/26

Free

Mon

Movie Matinee Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your $1 admission includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited.

9/18, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11

Sing-a-Long If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

LOCATION : Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-in

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

musicals, and more. LOCATION : Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

1:00pm-3:00pm

9/11, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4

$1 Drop-In

Every Fri

9:30am-11:00am

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+ RESOURCES Hot Meals Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome. Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-Noon one day ahead for a reservation. LOCATION : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $2: Suggested Donation

Mon-Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm Fri 11:30am-12:30pm No meals served 9/4, 11/10, 11/23, 11/24, 12/22-1/1

Bus Passes

Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area

County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

retirement communities. LOCATION : Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Care Management

Free

The Care Manager can help you with a variety of senior resources,

Every Fri

9:30am-11:00am

services and information on senior topics. Care Management appointments are available at the Civic Park Community Center the

Trivia Fan-Atics

third Wednesday of the month from 9:00am-11:30am. Call (925)

Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good

appointments can be accommodated upon request.

943-5851 to schedule your appointment. Spanish or Cantonese

laugh and lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this is the activity for you! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a drop-in activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and Cindy Mohler.

Deaf Seniors Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call

LOCATION : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

California Relay Services, VOICE 1 (800) 735-2922 or TTY by calling

$1 Drop-in

1 (800) 735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling

Wed

2:00pm-4:00pm

9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6

(925) 943-5851. LOCATION : Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Walking Buddies

Every Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the coordinator. LOCATION : Lobby, Civic Park Community Center $2 Drop-in

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Every Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:15am-12:00pm

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:15am-12:00pm

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Home Care Registry Home Care Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call (925) 937-8311 for more information.


Adults 50+ Insurance Counseling Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm. Call (925) 9435851 for an appointment. No Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC.

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes.

Office of Aging

Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-todate on special events, classes, a variety of special interest drop-in

Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County

activities, services and travel opportunities. For January-December,

Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020.

annual dues are only $15. Club members enjoy discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services including

Senior Legal Services Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment.

Senior Peer Counseling

blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call (925) 943-5851 for more information.

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info

Senior peer counseling is available for individual one-on-one, 45-minute counseling sessions the first three Thursdays of

Mondays

each month from 10:00am-12:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an

Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room

appointment.

Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge* Screentime: 1:00pm-3:00pn, Lounge*

Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from 9:00am-10:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to

Tuesdays Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:15pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:15am, Lobby Petanque: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Patio* Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Assembly Hall

3:30pm. (Please note: due to Wednesday reservations having

Wednesdays

limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical

Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925)

Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room*

943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

Thursdays Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am

Wills Preparation

Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first

Fridays

Monday of each month from 1:30pm-3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851

Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall*

for an appointment.

Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Let’s Sing!: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Social Hall Sing-a-Long: 9:30am-11:00am, Lounge Marathon Bridge: 12:00pm-4:00pm, Multipurpose Room

SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates.

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Specialized Recreation

SPECIALIZED RECREATION

Specialized Recreation Dances Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with song and dance. Each month our Friday dance will be hosted at a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the location of the dance. All dances are $7 at the door.

AG ES 8 & U P

Specialized Recreation Karate

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

If you have ever wanted to try the martial arts but thought that your disability limited you, think again! This program will challenge you and show you just how fun and adaptable Karate can be. The program has been adapted and designed for participants of all ages and abilities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended.

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

9/15

LOCATION Pleasant Hill Senior Center

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

10/20

LOCATION Concord Senior Center

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

11/3

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$81: 13 classes

Class 36863

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/21-12/21

No Class 11/23

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

12/15

Specialized Recreation Dinner Club

all classes bel o w A G E S 1 6 & U P

Join us as we tour the Bay Area to sample foods of various

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Joline Sewell for this specially designed cardio program for special needs.

cultures. Walnut Creek is home to some of the best restaurants in the area and we’ll take the opportunity to try as many as we can. Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited to the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

each participant with their meal and beverage selection. Drop off

$87: 14 classes

and pick-up from the Civic Park Community Center. Price includes

Class 36796

Mon

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/18-12/18

dinner, gratuity and transportation. LOCATION TBD

Specialized Recreation Yoga

$38: 1 class

Join yoga instructor Kristen Stewart for this specifically designed

Class 36803

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

9/20

yoga program that allows developmentally disabled adults and

Class 36804

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

10/18

young adults to gain the benefits of the philosophy and practice

Class 36805

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

11/15

of yoga. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT

Class 36806

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

12/20

recommended. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips

$87: 14 classes

Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday events each month.

Class 36797

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

9/20-12/20

Specialized Recreation Movie Fest We present two great movies for one great time! Price includes admission for the double feature and popcorn. This double

The off-site trips vary in cost and duration. Events are for special needs participants 16 years older and above. Drop off and pick-up for all trips take place at the Civic Park Community Center. LOCATION/COSTS/TIMES TBD

Sat

9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/16

feature is held at the Civic Park Community Center in downtown Walnut Creek. Popcorn is served with each feature.

Program. To receive your emergency and registration form and to

$15: 1 class

Class 36795

All registration forms and payment must be accompanied with an emergency health form provided by the Specialized Recreation

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Sat

11:00am-3:00pm

12/2

be placed on the Specialized Recreation Summer Day Camp mailing list, please contact Preston Jones at (925) 256-3531 or e-mail at jonesp@walnut-creek.org

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Aquatics

AQUATICS CLARKE SWIM CENTER Located in Heather Farm Park

Recreational Swimming Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5856 • Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Certified professional lifeguards • Heated changing rooms and showers • Learn to swim/enhance swimming skills classes availablet

Clarke Swim Center

Beginning September 9 50 meter pool:* Sat-Sun, 12:00pm-4:00pm *Baby pool and diving pool may be closed for fall season pending staffing. *Small Inflatable Obstacle Course operational through September

• Lifeguard Training Certification classes available • Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board • Seasonal children’s pool • Seasonal Inflatable water obstacle courses • Rentable picnic area

Lap Swimming

• Rentable meeting room

All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of

• Vending machines

lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to

• WiFi zone on pool deck

accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any

FACILITY CLOSED

September 23, 24*, November 23, December 25, January 1, 2018

kind is prohibited. Fitness Center for use by adults, 18 and older. Closed toe shoes and clothing must be worn at all times. Use at own risk.

WEEKEND HOURS

September 4; November 24; December 26 Facility Closes at 4:00pm

September 21 *Limited Parking (Pool/playground lot closed): Sept. 18-26 due to Walnut Festival

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER Located by the Lindsay Wildlife Experience

LAP SWIM (13yrs & older) Clarke Swim Center

Beginning September 5 Monday - Friday

5:30am - 4:00pm

Monday - Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm Beginning September 9 Saturday - Sunday

11:00am - 4:00pm

2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5861 **Please check web site for updated fall schedule** • Newly renovated 25yr x 25m heated pool • 1 meter diving board • Outdoor showers • Certified professional lifeguards

FAMILY LAP SWIMMING Fitness swimming for the entire family! All swimmers ages 7 and older must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited. Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

• Renovated locker rooms with added amenities

Clarke Swim Center

• All Abilities Splash Pad with Play deck and slides

Beginning September 9

• Rentable Covered Party Area

Saturday - Sunday 12:00 am - 4:00 pm

• Family changing/restroom

All participants ages 7-17 must be accompanied by a swimming

• Shaded lounge area(s)

adult (18 and up).

• Learn to swim/enhance swimming skills classes available

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Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee.

Splish Splash Party Area Reservations

No refunds

DAILY ADMISSION FEES

Reserve table space for your pool side party at Clarke Swim

One time entrance – no in/out privileges.

Center. Rental includes 5 picnic tables under a covered area. Use

Children (6 & under)

$3.50

Admission for up to 30 guests during fall recreational swimming

Youth (7-17)

$4.50

hours.

Adults (18 & older)

$6.00

Lap Swim (13 & older)

$6.00

Larkey Spray Park Only*

$2.00

*Spray Park Only admission available at designated times. See facility Recreational Swim hours on website for details.

of charcoal barbeque and access to refrigerator for food storage.

Package price: $160 Weekends (Aug. 27 - Oct. 15) 12pm – 4pm. Package information and reservations please call (925) 943-5899 ext. 2428 or email gerow@walnut-creek.org Looking for something inside? Poolside room rental also available throughout the year. Please call/email for pricing and availability.

SPLASH PASS AT CLARKE SWIM CENTER Allows use of in water inflatable obstacle courses and in/out privileges during Recreational Swim hours. All Ages

$2.00 with admission fee

Discount 15 Swim Passes

A ges 1 5 & o lder

Valid at both Clarke & Larkey Swim Centers

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012)

Children (6 and under) $45.00

This course will provide participants with the following skills and

Age (7-17) $60.00

certifications to become a certified lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid,

Age (18 & older) $73.50

CPR-FPR, and AED training (oxygen admin. optional)

Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

Lap Swim (13yrs & Older) $73.50 *Day Camp/Care Rec Swim $60.00 (*Contact Heaston@walnut-creek.org for more info.)

Lap Swim/Fitness Center DISCOUNT Monthly Pass

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Certification Courses

• Must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate. • Must be 15 years old by the last day of class. • Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams. Location Classroom, Clarke Swim Center FEE $213/ (Includes books & certification)

Monthly (based on 30 days) $65.00

Class 37365

Sat –Tue

9:30am – 5:30pm

11/18-11/21

6 Month

(based on 182 days) $375.00

Class 37366

Wed-Sat

9:30am - 5:30pm

12/27-12/30

Annual

(based on 357 days) $714.00

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Aquatics

Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

Year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. Head Coach: Mike Heaney, www.walnutcreekaquabears.org (925) 939-5990

Foundation of United States Masters Swimming in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek. LOCATION Clarke Swim Center Free; 7 classes

Class: 37553

Mon/Tue/Thu/Sun

6:45pm-8:00pm

9/25-10/19

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

Nationally recognized (and most fun!) competitive swim team and structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. Try a workout $8 drop-in. . Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien, www.swim4wc.org, (925) 280-5421

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

Registration Information Registration begins August 14 Online: www.walnutcreekrec.org Fax to: (925) 938-7529

Year round youth synchronized swim programs, including trainee

Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center

program and free “try synchro” days for swimmers of all ages and

Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration,

abilities.

301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598.

Head Coach: Kim Probst , www.aquanuts.org

Scan and email to: recreation@walnut-creek.org

Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC)

Summer Recreational Age Group (3yrs-18yrs) Swim Team. www.walnutcreekswimclub.org, director@walnutcreekswimclub.org

No phone-in registrations accepted!, Registration form on page 89

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS Please read the course descriptions and think carefully about the prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for

Exercise/Fitness Courses

his/her development. Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level. Transfers between classes are at the discretion of aquatics staff.

Water Aerobics

Parents may request transfers prior to the first day of the class. An

Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the

tors reserve the right to re-place your child if needed.

water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required.

evaluation may take place the first – third day of a session. Instruc-

Spaces cannot be “held.” To register please completely fill out the registration slip. List your second and third choices for classes. Full payment is required at time of registration.

Shallow water and deep water classes offered. All classes are 50 minutes long

AQUATICS REFUNDS

Location : Clarke Swim Center

Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first

$66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7

Mon/Wed/Fri

8:00am & 9:00am

Walnut Creek Masters Adult Swim Lesson

day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the $10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, please call: (925) 943-5899, ext 2438 or email Heaston@

Walnut Creek Masters is offering free swim lessons to non-

walnut-creek.org. (Doctor’s note is required. $10 service fee ap-

swimming adults. Students must commit to attend all 11 classes

plies.) We do give refunds for weather or lack of student participa-

in a four-week time period: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday for weeks

tion. Transfers between classes may only be done if there is room

one and two, the Sunday morning between the first two weeks,

and transfer is approved by the manager on duty.

and Tuesday and Thursday for weeks three and four. Students will receive one-on-one training in water comfort and stroke work. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Swimming Saves Lives

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Swim Lessons

A ges 6 m o s - 3 yrs

A ges 5 - 1 2

Guppy

Seal

Parent/toddler basic water orientation class. Both parent and

Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills.

toddler participate in this 20-minute class. Skills include water

Increase endurance of front and back crawl. Students must be

adjustment for parents and toddlers, holding techniques, entry

able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide

and exit from the pool edge, games and songs. Floating, arm and

underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class

leg movement, and breath control may also be included for older

objective: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading

toddlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child..

water, diving, and introduction of breaststroke and scissor kick.

A ges 3 - 5

A ges 5 - 1 2

Starfish

Dolphin

Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the

Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills.

water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control,

Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must

kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement.

be able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water for one minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and

A ges 3 - 7

Seahorse

endurance. Introduce breaststroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns and more diving.

Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills. Fundamental skill-building class. Students must be comfortable with floating on front and back with support and submerge head for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support

A ges 1 5 - A dulT

Adult/Teen

and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking,

Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop

arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill/comfort level.

A ges 4 - 1 1

Lobster Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills. Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs, and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective: introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back crawl. 82

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Aquatics Group swim lesson schedule

Tuesday/Thursday – August 29 – September 14

$57.00 (Guppy $43.50): 6 classes

Monday/Wednesday August 28 – September 13 *No class Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 4 Times/ Levels

4:30

5:05

5:10

5:40

6:15

Times/ Levels

4:30

5:05

5:10

5:40

6:15

*Guppy

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37364

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Starfish

37358

37361

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37362

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Seahorse 37353

37354

Lobster

Guppy

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37363

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37347 37343

Seal

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Dolphin

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37357

37359

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37360

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Seahorse

37350

37351

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37352

Lobster

37345

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37346

37348

Seal

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37342

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Dolphin

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Starfish

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37344

37355 37349 ----

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37341

Saturdays – September 9 – October 21 *No class September 23 Times/ Levels

37340

Adult

10:00

10:35

37338

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Guppy

37551

A ges 3 & up

Private Lessons $25

1 class

Mon/Wed/SAT

Clarke Swim Center

Work with an instructor one-on-one for 20 minutes. We focus on the things you want to learn. We encourage you to sign up for at least two private sessions. We cannot guarantee same instructor for each session. Tue

8/29

9/5

9/12

9/26

10/3

10/10

10/17

10/24

4:00pm

37374

37375

37376

37377

37378

37379

37380

37381

4:25pm

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37396

37397

37398

37399

37400

4:50pm

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37417

37418

37419

37412

37413

5:15pm

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37433

37429

37430

37431

37432

5:40pm

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37445

37446

37447

37448

37449

6:05pm

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37461

37462

37463

37464

37465

6:30pm

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37477

37478

37479

37480

37481

Thu

8/31

9/7

9/14

9/28

10/5

10/12

10/19

10/26

4:00pm

37385

37386

37387

37388

37389

37390

37391

37392

4:25pm

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37404

37405

37406

37407

37408

4:50pm

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37420

37421

37422

37423

37424

5:15pm

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37437

37438

37439

37440

37441

5:40pm

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37452

37453

37454

37455

37456

6:05pm

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37470

37469

37471

37472

37473

6:30pm

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37485

37486

37487

37488

37489

Sat

9/9

9/16

9/30

10/7

10/14

10/21

10/28

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10:10am

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37493

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10:35am

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37497

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11:00am

37501

37502

37503

37504

37505

37506

37507

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11:25am

37511

37512

37513

37514

37515

37516

37517

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11:50am

37521

37522

37523

37524

37525

37526

37527

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12:15pm

37531

37532

37533

37534

37535

37536

37537

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37541

37542

37543

37544

37545

37546

37547

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WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LifetimeActivities.COM • (925) 945-0105 • Registration begins August 14, 2017 • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm • Register on line at www.LifetimeActivities.com or in the•office.

Adult Tennis

ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older) Sessions I is 8 weeks long • Sessions II is 7 weeks long * No Classes on Thurs 11/23 • ** No Classes After 4pm on Sun 12/17 (6-week session) Target ratio is 6:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non-Resident Level Cardio Cardio Cardio Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Backhand/Net Game Backhand/Net Game Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play Serve & Return Serve & Return Ladies 3.5+ Ladies Drill & Play Men’s Advanced Drill Men’s 3.5+ Super Seniors 55+ Specialty Shot

Day Monday Wednesday Sunday Monday Monday Thursday Saturday Sunday Monday Monday Thursday Thursday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Monday Wednesday Tuesday Tuesday Saturday Saturday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Saturday

Adult Holiday Tennis Camps Level Adult Holiday Camp Adult Holiday Camp

Time 8:30-9:30am 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00am 9:30-11:00am 7:30-9:00pm 9:00-10:00am 11:00-12:00pm 11:30-1:00pm 11:00-12:30pm 7:30-9:00pm 10:00-11:30am 6:00-7:30pm 2:00-3:00pm 6:00-7:30pm 7:30-9:00pm 9:00-10:30am 6:30-8:00pm 12:00-1:00pm 8:00-9:00am 4:00-5:30pm 10:30-11:30am 10:00-11:00am 1:00-2:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 3:00-4:00pm 6:00-7:30pm 8:00-9:00pm 11:00-12:30pm 6:00-7:30pm 12:30-1:30pm 3:00-4:00pm 6:30-8:00pm 8:00-9:00pm 8:00-10:00pm 8:00-10:00pm 10:00-11:00am 1:30-3:00pm

Session 1 9/4-10/23 9/6-10/25 9/10-10/29 9/4-10/23 9/4-10/23 9/7-10/26 9/9-10/28 9/10-10/29 9/4-10/23 9/4-10/23 9/7-10/26 9/7-10/26 9/10-10/29 9/4-10/23 9/5-10/24 9/6-10/25 9/7-10/26 9/8-10/27 9/9-10/28 9/10-10/29 9/6-10/25 9/9-10/28 9/10-10/29 9/4-10/23 9/5-10/24 9/6-10/25 9/8-10/27 9/9-10/28 9/4-10/23 9/6-10/25 9/5-10/24 9/5-10/24 9/9-10/28 9/9-10/28 9/6-10/25 9/6-10/25 9/7-10/26 9/7-10/26 9/8-10/27 9/9-10/28

Fee (8 weeks) $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $144R/$159NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $216R/$238NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $216R/$238NR $144R/$159NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $144R/$159NR $144R/$159NR $216R/$238NR $144R/$159NR $288R/$317NR $288R/$317NR $144R/$159NR $216R/$238NR

Camps Dec 26,28 Dec 27,39

Fee $72R/$79NR $72R/$79NR

Session 2 10/30-12/11 11/1-12/13 11/5-12/17 10/30-12/11 10/30-12/11 11/2-12/21* 11/4-12/16 11/5-12/17 10/30-12/11 10/30-12/11 11/2-12/21* 11/2-12/21* 11/5-12/17 10/30-12/11 10/31-12/12 11/1-12/13 11/2-12/21* 11/3-12/15 11/4-12/16 11/5-12/17** 11/1-12/13 11/4-12/16 11/5-12/17 10/30-12/11 10/31-12/12 11/1-12/13 11/3-12/15 11/4-12/16 10/30-12/11 11/1-12/13 10/31-12/12 10/31-12/12 11/4-12/16 11/4-12/16 11/1-12/13 11/1-12/13 11/2-12/21* 11/2-12/21* 11/3-12/15 11/4-12/16

Fee (7 weeks) $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $189R/$208NR $189R/$208NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $189R/$208NR $189R/$208NR $189R/$208NR $189R/$208NR $189R/$208NR $126R/$139NR $189R/$208NR $189R/$208NR $189R/$208NR $189R/$208NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $162R/$178NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $189R/$208NR $126R/$139NR $189R/$208NR $189R/$208NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $189R/$208NR $126R/$139NR $252R/$277NR $252R/$277NR $126R/$139NR $189R/$208NR

Target ratio is 6:1

Day Tues & Thurs Wed & Fri

Time 7:00-9:00pm 9:00-11:00am

adult PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 16 & older)

Session I (8wk) • Session II (7wk) •

R=Resident, NR=Non-Resident otherwise indicatedt • Target ratio is 8:1 unless otherwise indicated Level Day Time Session 1 Fee (8 weeks) Session 2 Fee (7 weeks) Adult Beginning Thurs or Fri 9:00-10:00am 9/7-10/27 $80R/$88NR 11/2-12/21* $70R/$77NR Adult Advanced Beginning Thurs or Fri 10:00-11:00am 9/7-10/27 $80R/$88NR 11/2-12/21* $70R/$77NR Match Play & Strategy Thurs or Fri 11:00-12:00pm 9/7-10/27 $80R/$88NR 11/2-12/21* $70R/$77NR Group Private Lessons: $80 for group of 4 people (1 hour). Single private lessons $45 (45 min) or $249 for a 6-pack. Please call for details. Registration: Online at lifetimeactivities.com or in person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center. For more information, Please Call: (925) 945-0105 84

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tennis

Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6)

Sessions I is 8 weeks long • Session II is 7 weeks long No Classes on Thurs 11/23 •Target ratio is 5:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non-Resident Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Sunday

Time 5:15-6:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am 9:15-10:00am 2:00-2:45pm

Session 1 9/5-10/24 9/7-10/26 9/8-10/27 9/9-10/28 9/10-10/29 9/10-10/29

Fee (8 weeks) $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

Session 2 10/31-12/12 11/2-12/21* 11/3-12/15 11/4-12/16 11/5-12/17 11/5-12/17

Fee (7 weeks) $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9) Sessions I is 8 weeks long • Session II is 7 weeks long No Classes on Thurs 11/23 • Target ratio is 5:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non-Residen Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:00pm 3:00-4:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 3:30-4:30pm 9:00-10:00am 10:00-11:00am 4:00-5:00pm 3:00-4:00pm

Session 1 9/4-10/23 9/6-10/25 9/7-10/26 9/8-10/27 9/9-10/28 9/9-10/28 9/9-10/28 9/10-10/29

Fee (8 weeks) $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR

Session 2 10/30-12/11 11/1-12/13 11/2-12/21* 11/3-12/15 11/4-12/16 11/4-12/16 11/4-12/16 11/5-12/17

Fee (7 weeks) $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9) Sessions I is 8 weeks long • Session II is 7 weeks long Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2 days offered per session • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Target ratio is 5:1 unless otherwise indicated Level Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Pay

Day Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Time 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:30-12:30pm 11:30-12:30pm

Session 1 9/4-10/23 9/6-10/25 9/8-10/27 9/9-10/28 9/10-10/29

Fee (8 weeks) $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR $160R/$176NR

Session 2 10/30-12/11 11/1-12/13 11/3-12/15 11/4-12/16 11/5-12/17

Fee (7 weeks) $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR

Session 2 11/2-12/21* 11/3-12/15 11/4-12/16 11/4-12/16 11/5-12/17 11/1-12/13 11/4-12/16 11/4-12/16 11/5-12/17

Fee (7 weeks) $147R/$162NR $147R/$162NR $147R/$162NR $147R/$162NR $147R/$162NR $154R/$170NR $147R/$162NR $154R/$170NR $147R/$162NR

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15) Sessions I is 8 weeks long • Session II is 7 weeks long No Classes on Thurs 11/23 • Target ratio is 8:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non-Resident Level Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15)

Day Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:30pm 4:30-6:00pm 10:00-11:30am 1:30-3:00pm 10:00-11:30am 6:00-7:00pm 12:00-1:30pm 5:00-6:00pm 12:30-2:00pm

Session 1 9/7-10/26 9/8-10/27 9/9-10/28 9/9-10/28 9/10-10/29 9/6-10/25 9/9-10/28 9/9-10/28 9/10-10/29

Fee (8 weeks) $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $176R/$194NR $168R/$185NR $176R/$194NR $168R/$185NR

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-15) Sessions I is 8 weeks long • Session II is 7 weeks long Target ratio is 8:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non-Resident •Tryout is required for this class Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development

Day Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Time 4:30-6:30pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 2:00-4:00pm

Session 1 9/6-10/25 9/8-10/27 9/9-10/28 9/10-10/29

RUDGEAR PARK PICKLEBALL COURTS (Ages 7-15)

Fee (8 weeks) $224R/$246NR $224R/$246NR $224R/$246NR $224R/$246NR

Session 2 11/1-12/13 11/3-12/15 11/4-12/16 11/5-12/17

Fee (7 weeks) $196R/$216NR $196R/$216NR $196R/$216NR $196R/$216NR

Sessions I is 8 weeks long • Session II is 7 weeks long

Target ratio is 8:1 Level Youth Beginning Youth Intermediate

Day Friday Friday

Time 4:00-5:00pm 5:00-6:00pm

Session 1 9/8-10/27 9/8-10/27

Fee (8 weeks) $80R/$88NR $80R/$88NR

Session 2 11/1-12/13 11/3-12/15

Fee (7 weeks) $70R/$776NR $70R/$776NR

Group Pickleball Lessons: $80 for group of 4 people (1hour). Single private lessons $45 (45 min) or $249 for a 6-pack. Please call the office at 925-945-0105 for more details.

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Open Space

OPEN SPACE

Teacher’s Day at Old Borges Ranch (Workshop) Saturday September 9, 10:00 – 12:00 noon OR 1:00 – 3:00pm Revisions are in place for the curriculum of the Old Borges Ranch Tours for elementary age students. We are ready to unveil a newly published Teacher and Student Guide to Old Borges Ranch that includes pre and post tour activities as well as supplemental activities that can be done by the class on the day of their visit. You don’t have to attend this workshop in order to schedule an Old Borges Ranch Tour but it can make your planning for your day a whole lot easier. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Supervising Ranger Nancy Dawson Dollard at dollard@ walnut-creek.org

National Public Lands Day Saturday September 30, 9:00 – 12:00 noon, location TBD Work, work, work; then fun, fun, fun. We are making plans for a morning of service topped off by a community picnic and ranger-led hike as we join in this national day of service. We will determine our work location based on trail and open space conditions at the end of summer. For more information and to make a reservation to join us, contact Supervising Ranger Nancy Dawson Dollard at dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this

Saturday October 7, time and location TBD

brochure. If you are bringing a group of five or more then

Join us for Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day! Every year the

reservations are required for all programs. Pets are not permitted

International Mountain Biking Association encourages riders

at ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events.

to participate in this special event. Mountain bikers from

Most programs are 1 – 1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must

communities all over the world are encouraged to take a kid

be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Please contact the

mountain biking on this fun day. This year Ranger Corri Frazier

ranger listed for more information. Open Space maps are available

will be leading a ride through Walnut Creek Open Space. For more

at ranger stations or by sending a message including your mailing

information or to reserve a spot and join the fun contact Ranger

address to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Frazier at Frazier@walnut-creek.org.

Ranger-Led Programs

Howe History Tour Sunday November 5, 1 – 2:30pm, Howe Homestead Park From around the world, James Howe lived an amazing life as

Night Hike in the Open Space

an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut

Wednesday September 6, time and location TBD

flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk

Join Ranger Corri Frazier for a beautiful night hike under a 100%

about his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays

full moon. Come check out the really wild Walnut Creek night life. You must make reservation for this program. The time and location will be given out to those who get on the list with Corri at Frazier@ walnut-creek.org. 86

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Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats and pigeon

in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at janke@walnut-creek.org. Howe Homestead Park is located at 2950 Walnut Blvd.


Open Space

On-Going Programs Hiking Lime Ridge Open Space Sundays September 10 and October 15 – 10:30am Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a hat. It’s time to join Ranger Art Janke on a guided hike into incredible Lime Ridge. The trails pass through oak woodlands, grasslands and inland scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of animals. Every month there’s something new to see and share. Meet the ranger at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at janke@walnutcreek.org.

Monthly Beginning Bird Walk Wondering about that little bird in your window? Here is your chance to find out who all those little birds are. Come along with the ranger and learn all about our local bird life. We will discuss identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirements, and lots of other stuff about our fine, feathered friends. Bring binoculars, small notebook, hat, water, and wear sturdy shoes. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at bylin@walnut-creek.org November Bird Walk: Acalanes Open Space

Saturday November 11, 9:00 – 11:00am This beautiful short hike will take us into the riparian woodlands of Putnum Creek and on to Acalanes Ridge. Along the way we will have the chance of seeing brown creeper and migrating fall species. Meet at the end of Sousa Dr.

Farm Animal Fun November 18 and December 16, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Come on up to Old Borges Ranch and discover what it takes to care for our farm animals. You will get to assist the ranch staff in their daily farm animal chores and meet some of the Pleasant Hill 4-H members that own and care for the large animals. Help

December Bird Walk: Borges Ranch and Shell Ridge Open Space

collect the chicken eggs and clean the coop, clean and care for the dairy goats, and learn how and what we feed all the animals.

Saturday December 9, 9:00 – 11:00am

Come prepared to learn while we work. Be sure to bring your work

We will walk through the grasslands above Borges Ranch in search

an adult. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at bylin@

of wintering sparrows and raptors. This walk always brings the

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gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Children must be accompanied by

possibility of seeing wintering prairie falcon and resident golden eagle.

Old Borges Ranch “Historic” Open House Saturday November 18 and December 16, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

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Join us at the ranch as we open the doors to the Historic Ranch House for you to tour at your own leisure. An Open Space Ranger

Become a part of the Walnut Creek Arts+Rec family, and keep up

will be on hand to answer any of your questions while you tour

with all the latest news, activities and fun on Facebook!

the house and grounds. No reservations are required. For more

facebook.com/WalnutCreekOpenSpace

information please contact Ranger Dan Bylin at bylin@walnutcreek.org.

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Registration where we are

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.CommunityArts.org

fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 944-3598 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park.

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Standards of behavior For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the City of Walnut Creek expects all participants and spectators to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. equal opportunity The City of Walnut Creek does not discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission to, treatment in or employment in City of Walnut Creek programs and activities. For information about Walnut Creek’s equal opportunity policies, the process for filing of grievances or to request a copy of the City’s grievance procedures, contact ADA Liaison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation Dept ............................................................. 925.943.5848 Center for Community Arts...................................................925.943.5846 Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm ................. 925.943.5856 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Field Conditions Hotline ........................................................ 925.256.3574 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531

CLASS LocationS Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Delta Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Park Place, 1395 Civic Drive, 94596 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, Concord 94519 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Walnut Creek Tennis Center ..................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Rich Carlston, Mayor; Justin Wedel, Mayor Pro Tem; Loella Haskew; Cindy Silva; Kevin Wilk Interim City Manager Fran Robustelli Director of Arts & Recreation Kevin Safine Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Anita Sagastegui Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Robert Kearsley; Ian McLaughlin; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Registration FORMS

Inclusion Program

Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858.

Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered.

Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time.

Contact the Specialized Recreation Department two weeks before the start date of the class to arrange special accommodations:

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Preston Jones (925) 256-3531 or pjones@walnut-creek.org.


Registration Registration begins august 14

REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT

TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME

M/F

DOB

ACTIVITY NAME

ACCOUNT #

CLASS #

2ND CHOICE

START DATE

EXP DATE

CLASS #

START DATE

CVV #

FEE

TOTAL

AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in the activities and agree on behalf of myself, or minor child, that I assume the risk of accident, injuries or property damage sustained from any cause in connection with my (or my child’s) participation in the activities. I voluntarily release and hold harmless the City (including its officers, agents, employees and volunteers) from any liability for an accident, injury or property damage (except to the extent cause by the City’s active negligence or willful misconduct). I understand that I am responsible for the registration policies and procedures outlined in the brochure. I also understand that the City reserves the right to photograph activities and participants; those photos remain the City’s property for potential future use for publicity or promotional purposes. Dated

Signature

Please indicate whether: Parent

Participant

Guardian

policies RefundS/credit S

• All credits on account are valid

• Supply fees are payable to the

with disabilities to participate in

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

our programs. If you have any spe-

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include supply fees with

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

your registration fees.

accommodations, please call (925)

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

943-5858.

• Refunds will be considered if

• Refund policies may vary for 50+

der $15 that are eligible for refund

requests are submitted up to seven

(Seniors) programs.

will be remitted upon request. • For payment plans (annual

days prior to the first day of class. • For withdrawal requests received

fees

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

•All courses and camp registra-

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

tions include a $3 administrative

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

processing fee.

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

• Fees must be paid in full at time

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

of registration by cash, money

prior to any scheduled payment

class meeting are subject to partial

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

payable to the City of Walnut

rated course fees.

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

• No refund requests are accepted

program description.

after the last class meeting.

• All payments are processed upon

donations If you wish to make a taxdeductible donation to Center for Community Arts or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Center for Community Arts Scholarships are being accepted

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City

for Fall 2017. The deadline is August 25, 2017. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

receipt.

of Walnut Creek encourages those

Waiting lists

CANCELLATIONs

MAKE -UP CLASSes

QUESTIONS

Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified.

A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available.

Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

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GOLF & Facility rentals

Experience Boundary Oak Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Life. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes up to 250 seated guests. • Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings. • Ample Complimentary Parking. • Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and the foothills of the East Bay. • Unique Dining Events held monthly including: 4th Friday’s, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and various holiday themed events.

Contact us at (925) 934-3600 x 21

Golf Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any skill level of golfer. • Lighted Driving Range includes a grass tee hitting area and a 12 stall covered hitting bay. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and host facility for the First Tee of Contra Costa. • Perfect facility to host your Corporate, Charity, Club or Fundraiser Golf Event. • Host for the PGA Web.com Tour Qualifier.

For Tee Times Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 10 For Tournaments Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 13

3800 Valley Vista Road | Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | www.playboundaryoak.com

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lesher center for the arts

2017 - 2018 Season

Join us for our year-long celebration of 50 years!

About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters September 24 – December 17, 2017 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 24, 3-5pm Political conversations have turned a renewed spotlight on women and their power and

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

influence on every corner of society, including

Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux Directed by Hunter Foster September 1 - October 6, 2017

In 1956 Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins came together for an epic jam session.

the arts. In the spirit of discovery, this show celebrates 16 Bay Area women artists, emerging and established, who have worked in abstraction for years. This show provides a Alicia McCarthy, Untitled (detail), 2015, spray and latex paint on 3 wood panels, 88 x 144 inches

platform for their work that features precise, powerful lines, as well as gestural patterns, suggesting a kinship with the Abstract Expressionist movement of 1940s SoHo and San Francisco.

THE LIAR

By David Ives Adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille Directed by Michael Butler October 20 - November 18, 2017 The charming and charismatic Dorante has but a single flaw: he cannot tell the truth. Cliton, his manservant cannot tell a lie.

Bg Craft Fest December 2 & 3, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Free Admission to shop Get a head start on your holiday shopping at this weekend extravaganza of local vendors selling handmade goods and foods in the gallery. With jewelry, textiles, home goods, ceramics, prints, and more, our makers are sure to have unique gifts to suit everyone on your list. For a complete list of vendors and hands-on maker workshops, visit

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Directed by Scott Denison Choreographed by Jennifer Perry December 7 - 17, 2017

www.bedfordgallery.org/craftfest.

Volunteer & Be an Art Hero! Our many volunteer opportunities are

Still “THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area.”

a fun way to make friends, meet local and national artists, and learn about and be inspired by contemporary art. No experience necessary, all training will be provided. Learn more at www. bedfordgallery.org/support/volunteer.

For more details on all of the exciting programs and events 1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek

listed above visit www.bedfordgallery.org, email galleryinfo@ bedfordgallery.org, or call (925) 295-1417.

(925) 943-7469

Bedford Gallery receives generous funding from the Lesher

www.LesherARTScenter.org

Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, and Diablo Regional Arts Association.

www.LesherARTSCenter.org | (925)943-7469

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City of Walnut Creek 301 N San Carlos Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER

Fall Family Art Day

Fairytale Tea Party

Saturday, September 9, 10am to 2pm

Sunday, November 5, 11am to 1pm

Shadelands Art Center 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek

Heather Farm Community Center 301 N San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek

Join us to celebrate fall with art-making, performing, refreshments, giveaways and more! Free, open to the public and fun for the whole family!

Calling all princes and princesses: Join us for a magical afternoon featuring crafts, story time, photo booth and a very special guest. Come dressed in costume and enjoy finger sandwiches, fruit salad, tea and a royal dessert catered by Sunrise Bistro. $13 per person, visit WalnutCreekRec.org for more information.

Walnut Creek Arts + Recreation • Bedford Gallery • Boundary Oak Golf Course • Center for Community Arts • Center REPertory Company • Lesher Center for the Arts • Walnut Creek Aquatics • Walnut Creek Recreation

Learn more at walnut-creek.org/ArtsAndRec

City of Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec - Fall 2017  

Fall 2017 course catalog for Walnut Creek Recreation and Center for Community Arts (formerly Civic Arts Education).

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