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INSIDE Learn to see things photographically, digitally and differently with a digital media or photography class, pg 10, 37 Kimchi, Leather Pet Collars, Crepe Paper Flowers and Calligraphy with Dry Embossing Workshops are “All-New” in DIY, pg 41 Camp Community Arts is back for spring break! Kids, spend your week exploring with us, pg 12 Get Cookin’ with new classes like Parent and Child Cuisine, pg 17 or Gluten-Free Baking and Italian Wines and Nibbles, pg 52

SPRING

2017

Registration begins February 22!


NEW FOR 2017: Keep going with your 2017 resolutions one day at a time! Commit to wellness, creativity and exploration with our series of Spring classes, selecting from one day workshops, multi-week courses, and everything in between. The Larkey Swim Center will reopen in Summer 2017 after a major 2-year renovation project. To better serve the changing aquatics needs of the community, the 45-year-old pool is being completely reconstructed and deepened to ensure it can safely and simultaneously accommodate varying swim activities and ages of swimmers. With the addition of a splash playground, Larkey Pool will provide an engaging water play experience that is water efficient, healthy, and safe for children of all abilities. We look forward to welcoming you back to Larkey with a grand opening featuring new programs and enhanced facilities! Be on the lookout for the Summer Camp 2017 Guide in late February, included with the community newsletter “In a Nutshell” and online at walnut-creek.org. Registration begins March 1 for you to get a jump on our always popular camps, including specialty camps dedicated to arts, sports, science, engineering, and cooking. Planning a party, meeting, or wedding? Walnut Creek offers unique spaces for groups of 30 to 300. Visit walnut-creek.org/rentals to learn more about available facilities and picnic areas. If you want to be up to date on the latest course offerings and other Arts + Rec happenings, visit walnut-creek.org and subscribe to the “Arts & Recreation Updates” email list. Kevin Safine Director of Arts + Recreation

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Coming Fall 2017: New Online Registration System! The City is building a more user friendly and convenient online registration system to better serve you. Improvements for our customers will include: • Ability to create your own login and password, or link to an existing Facebook account. • Easy access to your online account, including records of receipts, activity schedules, and rental contracts. • Simplified registration process, with the ability to quickly search and filter activities by age range, activity type, or day of week. • A mobile responsive interface that shows the best view regardless of screen size. 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. Information on how to create an account will be posted online, in this Guide, and sent via email to existing customers. 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 10 Drama 10-11 Camp Community Arts 12 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 12-16 Food & Cooking 17 Health & Fitness 17 Martial Arts 18 Music 18-22 Personal Enrichment 23-24 STEM 24 Sports 25-28

Adults Ceramics & Sculpture 30-32 Dance 33-34 Decorative & Fiber Arts 35-37 Digital Media & Photography 37-39 DIY 40-41 Dog/Pet Care 42 Drama 43 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 43-50 Food and Cooking 50-52 Glass 53-54 Health & Fitness 54-59 Jewelry 59-60 Music 60-61 Personal Enrichment 62-65 Sports 65-66 Sports/Fitness Groups 66 Adults 50+ Programs & Services 67-70 Specialized Recreation 71

+ More registration begins FEB 22!

Upcoming Events 9 Camp Community Arts 12 Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation 29 Aquatics 72-77 Tennis 78-79 Open Space 80-82 Boundary Oak Golf 83 Community Arts Workshops and Maker Series 84 Community Arts Preschool 85 Facility Rentals 86-87 Registration 88-89 Rec News: Living Life Well 90 Lesher Center for the Arts 91 Bedford Art Gallery 91

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CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

AG ES 4 -7

Clay Play: Habitats Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. This is a great introduction to 3D art for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Using a variety of techniques including pinch, coil, slab and squeeze methods, children will learn the basics from scoring to glazing their work. Build imaginary worlds filled with people, animals and a place for them to reside-trees, caves, tropical islands and more! INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $93: 9 classes

Class 34364

Mon

3:45pm-4:45pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3, 5/29

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $93: 9 classes

Class 34365

Sat

9:00am-10:00am

4/1-6/10

No class 4/8, 5/27

AG ES 5 - 1 6

Clay for Homeschoolers Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. Come see what you can learn to make: cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals, bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and assistance for students with different needs.

AG ES 4 & u p

Makers Series: Mother’s Day May Flowers! Parents and their children can make May flowers for Mother’s

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $147: 9 classes

Day: tulips, roses, snap dragons, and more! You can also add to

Class 34369

Mon

your flowers with spring themes such as butterflies, rainbows, or

No class 4/3, 5/29

8:30am-10:30am

3/27-6/5

something really special. They can be ready to hang, stand alone, or both! This class will use nontoxic, polymer clay, which can be baked in a home oven to give a ceramic-like finish. The polymer clay comes in several colors and will give you quick results. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

Ceramics studio information

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class

Class 34413

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

5/13

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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Youth AG ES 5 - 1 6

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Clay II for Homeschoolers Students with previous experience in clay, who are interested

Clay Works II: Hand Building/Wheel Throwing

in devoting more time to each project, will explore surface

Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your

treatments and more sculptural hand-building techniques. They

handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students

will enjoy creating detailed animal sculptures, lidded jars with

will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from

words and imagery carved into the surface, fairy house lanterns

centering to making simple pots. Prerequisite: must have taken

and more.

Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding techniques.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

$147: 9 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34370

Mon

11:00am-1:00pm

3/27-6/5

$163: 10 classes

Class 34373

No class 4/3, 5/29

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

AG ES 6 - 8 AG ES 1 2 - 1 7

Sculpted Clay Creatures Like immediate results when working with clay? This class

Teen Clay: Handbuilding

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

Beginning to intermediate instruction and creative opportunity for

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

handbuilding projects in clay. Learn how to make projects using

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

the coiling, pinching, and slab-construction methods. $35 supply

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

fee payable at first class ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of

whimsical creatures, free-form sculpture, and more. We’ll also do

clay).

elements of jewelry making such as beads and bracelets.

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$163: 10 classes

$123: 10 classes

Class 34549

Fri

Class 34371 4:00pm-5:30pm

3/31-6/9

Fri

3:30pm-5:30pm

3/31-6/9

No class 4/7

No class 4/7

AG ES 1 2 - 1 7 AG ES 8 - 1 2

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding

Clay Works I

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot of

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding

(or any) experience working with clay to explore this versatile

techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if

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

needed and $20 bag of clay).

scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Class 34349

$111: 9 classes

Mon

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $147: 9 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34372

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6, 5/4

5:00pm-6:30pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3, 5/29

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DANCE

AG ES 1 ½ - 5

Movement + Dance (Parent & Child) Sing, dance, play and stretch in this fun, high-energy class. Using our bodies and imaginations, we will learn breathing techniques, mindfulness practices and yoga poses by weaving them into songs, dance, games, activities, stories and more. Yoga increases physical activity and self-confidence in a non-competitive, safe environment that fosters compassion and cooperation. It enhances strength, balance, and coordination, and can help children to focus and learn to calm their minds. INSTRUCTOR : Katie Berndt LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $85: 8 classes

Class 34379

Mon

9:00am-9:45am

3/27-5/22

Class 34380

Mon

10:00am-10:45am

3/27-5/22

No class 4/3

AG ES 3 - 4

Pre-Ballet 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. LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom $114: 10 classes

Class 34381

ages 3 mos - 1 8 mos

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

Baby Dance (Parent & Baby) Baby Dance was born in Japan and is for the mother/father and

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

baby in a sling. The instructor is certificated by the Japanese

$114: 10 classes

Baby Dance Association. She will focus on your posture as you move with the baby so to avoid any ache or pain and improve your energy and overall strength. When a caregiver dances with their child in a carrier the baby feels comfortable and loved. An international collection of children’s songs and world music is used for enjoyment and awareness of the sounds of the world. INSTRUCTOR : Shoko Yamamuro LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 34384

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

3/29-6/7

Class 34385

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

3/29-6/7

10:45am-11:30am

3/31-6/9

No class 4/5 INSTRUCTOR : Staff $114: 10 classes

Class 34382

Fri

No class 4/7

$68: 5 classes

Class 34896

Mon

10:00am-10:45am

3/13-4/10

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

$81: 6 classes

Class 34897

Mon

$95: 8 classes

10:00am-10:45am

4/17-5/22

Class 34383

Sat

No class 4/8, 5/27

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Youth AG ES 4 - 5

AG ES 6 - 1 0

Pre-Ballet

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. Registration requirement:

watch last session only.

Five-year olds with one year experience may move to Ballet I. The

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Tuesday class is a school year round program.

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

$114: 10 classes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34398

Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

3/29-6/7

$49 Monthly Payment

Class 33531

No class 4/5

Tues

4:45pm-5:00pm

9/6-6/6

No class 4/4 INSTRUCTOR : Staff INSTRUCTOR : Staff

$114: 10 classes

Class 34400

Thu

9:45am-10:30am

3/30-6/8

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $114: 10 classes

No class 4/6

Class 34386 INSTRUCTOR : Staff

Fri

3:45pm-4:30pm

3/31-6/9

No class 4/7

$114: 10 classes

Class 34399

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

3/31-6/9

No class 4/7

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $95: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

Class 34387

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

No class 4/8, 5/27

Sat

10:45am-11:30am

4/1-6/3

$95: 8 classes

Class 34401

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

4/1-6/3

A G E S 7- 1 1

Class 34402

Sat

12:45pm-1:30pm

4/1-6/3

Ballet II

No class 4/8, 5/27

Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and center work, improving technique, working on proper body alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. 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 The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all students to stay enrolled in the same level for at least one year, unless the instructor advises otherwise.

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $49 Monthly Payment

Class 33086

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm 9/6-6/6

No class 4/4

Ballet 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. 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 8 & u p

African Dance Learn the fundamentals of movement arts and dance with West African dancing! This class is designed for beginner to mid-level students of dance, people looking for a good workout, and for those interested in African Arts! Class will feature live African drumming, a rigorous warm-up section, basic choreography, and performance quality. We will also sing! Class will focus on body conditioning, dance technique, musicality, and body and spatial awareness. This class is high energy and will leave you feeling revived and refreshed! INSTRUCTOR : Alhassane Camara LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $125: 8 classes

AG ES 6 - 1 5

Class 34409

Hip Hop-Youth

Sat

5:00pm-6:30pm

4/1-6/10

No class 4/8, 5/20, 5/27

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

AG ES 9 - 1 5

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

Ballet III

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is

$95: 8 classes

Class 34389

Sat

11:45am-12:30pm

4/1-6/3

Ages 6-10

No class 4/8, 5/27

week, must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least

$105: 9 classes

Mon

skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular attendance and adherence to the ballet attire. Meets two times per

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34390

strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum

9 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a 6:30pm-7:30pm

3/27-6/5

Ages 10-15

No class 4/3, 5/29

student is transferring from another dance program. INSTRUCTOR : Amanda Farris, Edward Stegge LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

AG ES 6 - 1 8

$98 Monthly Payment

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures

Class 33087

Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn

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

9/8-6/8

No class 4/3, 4/6, 5/29

the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and neighboring islands for all levels.

AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

Professional Training Program

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $73: 7 classes

Intermediate and advanced ballet training, including technique, pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director at rebecca@

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 34900

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

3/25-5/13

diablo ballet.org. Intermediate class meets three days per week; ages 6-12

must attend all three days. Advanced class meets four days per week; must attend all four days. Please call for a brochure for more

No class 4/22

information.

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)* Class 34901

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

3/25-5/13

ages 6-18

No class 4/22. Instructor will inform students about where to

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INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo, Amanda

Farris, Erin Leedom, Edward Stegge LOCATION Shadelands Art Center & Studio D, Civic Park

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Calendar CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

INTERMEDIATE $187 Monthly Payment

Class 33088

Mon

Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm

5:300pm-7:00pm

9/7-6/9 February 1 - May 1

Sat 12:30pm-2:30pm

Barbara Plowman’s Photo Exhibition, Heather Farm Community

No class 4/3-8, 5/27-29

Center February 6 - April 6

ADVANCED

Olga Jusidman’s Ceramics Exhibition, Shadelands Art Center

$406 Monthly Payment

Class 33088

Mon

4:00pm-7:00pm

Wed 5:00pm-7:30pm

Fri 4:00pm-7:00pm

Sat 9:30am-12:30pm

9/7-6/9

February 18

Sergei Isupov Master Potter Series: “Layered in Surreality”, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Civic Park Ceramics Studio March 1 – May 1

No class 4/3-8, 5/27-29

Shannon Schmidt’s Student Exhibition of Installation Works, Shadelands Art Center

A ges 1 3 & u p

March 14

Winter Performance Jam, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Shadelands Art

Tahitian Dance & Drumming This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas

Center

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

March 16

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student

Winter Jazz and Flock of Flutes Concert, 7:30pm – 9:00pm,

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

Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

May 1 - May 30

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

CAC Artists Activating Communities

$69: 8 classes

May 5-7

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women

Clay Arts Guild Spring Sale, Civic Park Ceramics Studio

Class 34902

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/22-5/17

May 6

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

No class 4/19

and Civic Park Studios May 20

Tahitian I Women and Men (Beg) Class 34903

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/22-5/17

No class 4/19

Nick Joerling Master Potter Series: “Thrown and Altered Pottery”, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Civic Park Ceramics Studio May 20

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

Spring Ballet Concert, Shadelands Art Center May 23

Class 34904

Wed

8:30pm-10:00pm

3/22-5/17

No class 4/19

Spring Orchestra Concert, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Shadelands Art Center

*Registration per instructor’s approval only

May 25

Spring Ballet Concert, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Del Valle Theater

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $91: 8 classes

May 25

Tahitian Drumming/Music

Spring Jazz Concert, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34905

Sat

No class 4/22

9:30am-10:30am

3/25-5/20

May 30

Spring Performance Jam, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Shadelands Art Center June 6 - July 25

Fumiyo Yoshikawa’s Student Sumi Ink Art Show, Shadelands Art Center

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DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY AG ES 8 - 1 6

AG ES 5 - 8

Introduction to Digital Photography

Kinder Sew Tools and sewing techniques for kindergarten through second graders, such as large-eyed needles, embroidery floss thread, sewing on buttons, and felt, are designed for small hands and make learning how to sew fun and easy. They will enjoy creating an assortment of projects designed for their age group. Children repeating will do extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

fundamental basics of digital photography. Students will learn the ins and outs of digital camera controls and how to use them to create proper exposures. This class will cover technical information such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, composition, and basic editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills learned in class with weekly photography assignments. INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$96: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 34620

3:45pm-4:45pm

Thu

This beginning level course will introduce students to the

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6

Homeschool Ages 8-16 $163: 10 classes

Class 34499

Thu

$15 supply fee due at first class

1:00pm-3:00pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Basic Machine Garment Sewing

teens Ages 11-16

Kids will learn how to make a simple garment for themselves,

$123: 10 classes

along with other simple projects. Students will learn proper use

Class 34500

of the sewing machine and sewing terminology; how to use a

No class 4/6

pattern, cut and piece fabric, and a variety of sewing techniques. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool $118: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 34619

5:00pm-6:30pm

Thu

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6

Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

3/30-6/8

Ages 11-16

DRAMA AG ES 5 -7

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class Explore theater basics through music, movement, and theater games! Students will work with professional theater artists to help

AG ES 8 - 1 2

build their confidence and develop their voices as young actors in

Weaving for Kids (Beg)

our Theater Studio Class. Students will end the session with an in-

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.

class sharing for family and friends! All levels welcome! INSTRUCTOR : Victoria Taylor LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $143: 10 classes

Class 34561

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

Thu

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

3/30-6/8

$101: 8 classes

$28 supply fee due at first class

INSTRUCTOR : Julia Dashe

Class 34641

3:45pm-5:15pm

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Wed

No class 5/3

4/12-6/7

$129: 9 classes

Class 34562

Mon

No class 4/3, 5/29 10

3:30pm-4:30pm

No class 4/6

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Youth AG ES 8 - 1 0

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class 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 as a performer. Through the study of movement, voice, and improvisation, young actors will work toward a performance of 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! All levels welcome. Students will end the session with an in-class sharing for family and friends. INSTRUCTOR : Victoria Taylor LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $183: 10 classes

Class 34563

Thu

AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

4:45pm-6:15pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6

Community Arts Theater Troupe Our Community Arts Theater Troupe will focus on the process of performance, using theater skills and techniques from our Studio

INSTRUCTOR : Julia Dashe

Class to perform selected works and create original works by

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

students themselves. Open to middle and high school students,

$165: 9 classes

Theater Troupe members will work alongside professional actor

Class 34564

Mon

4:45pm-6:15pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3, 5/29

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.

AG ES 1 1 - 1 4

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class– Middle School Middle School Community Arts Theater participants will learn about the actor’s tools and begin to uncover their own unique voices as performers in our Studio Class. Through the study

INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $173: 20 classes

Class 34560

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

3/28-6/8

No class 4/4, 4/6

of movement, voice, character, scene study, improvisation and multiple genres of theater, students will build confidence, communication skills, self-expression, 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.

AG ES 1 4 - 1 8

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class– High School High School Community Arts Theater participants will focus on growing development of the tools of an actor through in-depth study of movement, voice, scene study, improvisation, and musical

INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach

theater in our Studio Class. Actors will work toward a showcase of

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

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

$193: 10 classes

Class 34566 No class 4/4

Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

3/28-6/6

the end of each quarter. INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $193: 10 classes

Class 34565

Thu

4:00pm-6:00pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6

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DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

AG ES 2 - 3 ½

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

AG ES 1 ½ - 3

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

of your child’s play through art and sensory experimentation, small motor manipulation and building, circle time stories, music and movement and cooking activities and watch your child grow, socially, physically, emotionally and cognitively. Share your concerns and joys with other parents and learn together how to navigate this exciting time of growth and development for your child. INSTRUCTOR : Thea Sorscher

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

$136: 10 classes

Class 34547

Fri

9:00am-10:30am

3/31-6/9

Ages 1½-2

Class 34548

Fri

10:45am-12:15pm

3/31-6/9

Ages 2-3

No class 4/7

$120: 8 classes

Class 34557

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool

Tue

12:30pm-2:00pm

3/30-5/25

AG ES 5 - 1 0

Camp Community Arts – Spring

$136: 10 classes

Class 34556

Thu

No class 4/6

1:00pm-2:30pm

3/28-6/6

Ages 1½-2½

No class 4/4

Join us over spring break, April 3 - 7, for Camp Community Arts - Spring! Camp Community Arts

AG ES 1 ½ - 5

offers a range of arts experiences

Afternoon Art Studio: Parent/Child

throughout the day including

Join us for afternoon art making in our Studio! Together, parents

dance, and more! Our Spring Camp

and children will engage in a variety of hands-on, sometimes

is open to students 5 -10 years,

messy, 2D and 3D art-making activities. From painting on easels

providing half-day and full-day

to working with clay, parents and children will learn a variety of

options for the week. Morning care

techniques and skills that can be taken home where the art making

and afternoon care are available for

can continue!

an additional fee each day.

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

Camp will take place Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7 at

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Shadelands Art Center (111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, CA).

drawing / illustration, theater,

$136: 10 classes

Class 34525

Wed 1:00pm-2:30pm

3/29-6/7

Ages 1½-3

No class 4/5 LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $124: 9 classes

Class 34524

Mon 1:00pm-2:30pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3, 5/29

Ages 3-5

Camp Community Arts – Spring Options:

• Morning Care (8:00 – 9:00 am)

• Half-Day Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

• Full-Day Camp (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

• Afternoon Care (4:00 – 6:00 pm)

For more information about our Camp Community Arts Spring and a detailed list of workshops, please visit www.communityarts.org and click on Camp Community Arts.

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Kids Open Studio 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

NEED PHOTO!

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. INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $10: 1 class

Class 34518

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

4/8

Class 34520

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

6/10

AG ES 4 -7

NEW | Makers Series: Under the Sea Art LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Explore and create the creatures of the oceans. What will you

$10: 1 class

make? Whales? Mermaids? Sea Monsters?

Class 34519

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

5/13

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

AG ES 4 -7

$33: 1 class

I Can Do It Art

Class 34523

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/3

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

AG ES 4 - 8

NEW | Makers Series: Spring Fling Art

wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities

Celebrate springtime by painting and sculpting baby animals,

change each quarter.

fantastic birds and colorful butterflies. Our creations will make a beautiful springtime centerpiece.

INSTRUCTOR : Ida Thaler

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $93: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 34542

Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

3/29-6/7

Class 34543

Wed

5:00pm-6:00pm

3/29-6/7

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class

Class 34522

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/1

No class 4/5

AG ES 5 -7

Primary Colors

AG ES 4 -7

NEW | Makers Series: Dynomite Art

Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting

Dinosaurs rule in this art class. Be prepared to paint and sculpt a

basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more.

prehistoric world and create your very own dinosaurs and fossils.

Sculpture and collage projects included. Completion of “I Can Do

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft

It Art” recommended. Children repeating this class will complete

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

extended projects that provide further independent growth and development.

$33: 1 class

Class 34521

and sculpting techniques will be learned as children explore the

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/22

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $87: 9 classes

Class 34540

Mon

4:00pm-5:00pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3, 5/29

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AG ES 6 - 8

NEW | Homeschool Creative Nature

Tinkering

Emphasis on encouraging each child’s unique self-expression as

Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don’t quite

they discover the beauty found in natural forms. Work on skills

know how to do, guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. When

necessary to draw animals and natural objects using a variety of

you tinker, there are no instructions--but there are also no failures,

techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors

no right or wrong ways of doing things. We’ll use real wood, real

and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants and

hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll,

animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy).

float and move. Our process will start with a doodle, a brainstorm of ideas, and deal with challenges, design and construction of

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

individual projects.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

$115: 10 classes

Class 34515

Thu

1:30pm-3:00pm

3/30-6/8

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $87: 9 classes

No class 4/6

Class 34541

Mon

5:15pm-6:15pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3, 5/29

AG ES 6 - 8

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

AG ES 6 - 1 0

Color and Pattern

learn different ways to express yourself, as well as learn how a

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

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

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

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

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

printmaking and more.

series of projects that emphasize color and pattern. Students will collage with painted papers as well as creating copies of master

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White

works.

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $75: 7 classes

$15 supply fee due at first clas

Class 34554

4:00pm-5:00pm

Wed

4/12-5/24

INSTRUCTOR : Heloise Levy LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $75: 7 classes

Class 34546

AG ES 6 - 8

Observe and Imagine Close looking and wild invention are at the heart of this drawing class. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of drawing

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

4/13-5/25

A G E S 7- 1 0

Beginning Cartooning

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

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters

own city, and draw tiny objects using a magnifying glass. We’ll

and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning.

look at drawings made by different artists and discuss what we

Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along with

see, leading the way to inspire them in their own work.

creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen and ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

will have the opportunity to create and work on projects with

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

instructor.

$87: 9 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 34552

4:00pm-5:00pm

Tue

4/11-6/6

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

Class 34544 No class 4/4

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3/28-6/6


Youth AG ES 8 - 1 2

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio For students who have had some painting experience and are

Homeschool Masters & Contemporary Painters Studio

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

Visit the works of a different artist each week and examine their

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

techniques and methods of working with the medium. Focus

composition will be explored. Completion of Paint Box or a similar

on an important piece of that artist’s body of work. Children

art class recommended.

often find these studies and exercises to be huge confidence builders, exposing them to new approaches to their own creative

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

expression. Work in both acrylic and oil paint, selecting artists

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

from Michelangelo to Picasso. Completion of Paint Box or a similar

$152: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 34516

3:30pm-5:30pm

Thu

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6

class recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

AG ES 8 - 1 2

NEW | Bird Wonder

$152: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 34517

1:00pm-3:00pm

Fri

3/31-6/9

No class 4/7

Join us while we learn how to illustrate and paint live and taxidermy birds. Live pigeons, a chicken, and more will be available for students to explore and get to know up close and personal. Learn about the habitats and peculiar behaviors of

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Minecraft Mixed Media

different avian species. Along the way, students will develop

Students will bring their personal Minecraft worlds to life and use

techniques in realistic painting and drawing and execute

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

beautifully polished scientific works of ar

their creations into the real world. They will learn traditional painting techniques and color theory, as well basic clay modeling.

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

$103: 9 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34553

5:15pm-6:30pm

$93: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 34514

5:15pm-6:15pm

Tue

4/11-6/6

Wed

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

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 3

Drawing and Cartooning

characters involved in a variety of adventures. You will learn

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

the basics, using existing characters and the techniques needed

anime/manga character designs and story illustrations. Learn

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

advanced drawing techniques, storytelling, and the process of

composition, paneling, coloring and much more. Students are

making an illustration. Create and develop characters, settings and

encouraged to take courses for consecutive quarters to see their

environments using perspective and other cartooning techniques.

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

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado

$123: 10 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34545

$81: 8 classes

Class 34550

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

Mon

Tue

5:00pm-6:30pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

4:00pm-5:00pm

3/27-5/22

No class 4/3

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Youth AG ES 1 2 - 1 6

Teen Portraiture 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. INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $115: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 34513

4:00pm-5:15pm

Wed

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

AG ES 1 3 - 1 7

Teen Anime/Manga Cartooning

AG ES 8 - 1 4

Character Design (Beg)

Continue your journey into the Japanese art of anime/manga

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

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

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

will focus on elements of graphic design, character and creature

step instructions utilizing Gesture, Construction, Anatomy and

development, basic anatomy, poses, expressive and gestural

Technique (G.C.A.T.). We’ll explore everything from super heroes,

drawing, storyboarding, game development and more. This class

science fiction, fantasy, anime, pop culture and much more!

is for students who are at an intermediate or advanced level with

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

strong drawing and composition skills. Students are encouraged to

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

take courses for consecutive quarters to see their illustration skills

You provide the passion to draw and we’ll do the rest.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

$111: 9 classes

$99: 8 classes

Class 34558

Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

3/30-6/1

Ages 8-10

Class 34551

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

3/27-5/22

No class 4/3 $88: 9 classes

Class 34559

Thu

5:30pm-6:30pm

3/30-6/1

Ages 11-14

No class 4/6

Zine Machine: Making Art Books Students will create zines from concept to publication. They will go

AG ES 1 2 - 1 6

from creating content, to organizing and layout, and stitching them

Teen Drawing & Painting

together. Other approaches to the artist book will be introduced,

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

including altering a book and deconstructing a book. INSTRUCTOR : Erik Parra LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex

$152: 10 classes

$50 supply fee due at first class

projects. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including

Class 34555

5:30pm-7:30pm

acrylics, oils, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students

No class 4/5

receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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AG ES 1 3 - 1 8

$152: 10 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 34443

4:15pm-6:15pm

Tue

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Wed

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Youth

FOOD & COOKING

HEALTH & FITNESS AG ES 1 ½ - 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, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance

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

your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is

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

on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent

skill. Class includes how to grocery shop, understand food labels,

participation required.

work safely in the kitchen, work in a team proper clean up and more.

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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

$17 supply fee due at first class

Class 34526

Mon

1:30pm-3:00pm

4/24-5/22

ages 4-5

Class 34527

Mon

4:00pm-5:30pm

4/24-5/22

ages 6-10

$93: 6 classes

Class 34335

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

3/14-4/18

Class 34336

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

4/25-5/30

AG ES 3 - 5

Gymnastics-Preschool

AG ES 6 - 1 7

Chocolate Torte for Parent and Child

Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength,

Build this delicious chocolate torte in layers together with your

gymnastics skills and equipment use.

child and be as creative as you like. Shape torte like a star and/or decorate as you wish with available spring decorations and edible items. Class creates a great opportunity for parents and children

coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

to have a good time while inspiring and helping each other. Take

$93: 6 classes

it home and surprise the family! Class fee and supply fee covers

Class 34337

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

3/14-4/18

both parent/child. Please register under child’s name. Call (925)

Class 34338

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

4/25-5/30

943-5858 for sibling discount. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

AG ES 3 - 8

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

NEW | Yoga for Kids

$55: 1 class $28: Additional sibling discount $25 supply fee due at first class

Class 34636

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

4/8

Creative and fun, these classes stimulate imagination, maintain flexibility and develop conscious breathing. This approach combines yoga poses with animal names, songs, stories, games, and relaxation techniques. This class begins with a greeting, goes

AG ES 6 - 1 7

into a warm-up, then into the action/movement. We will then cool

NEW | Parent and Child Cuisine

down and end with a closing circle. Bring a yoga mat.

You and your child will successfully produce a sweet and savory

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa Arsedo

menu of healthy avocado boats and Tiramisu. Build avocado boats

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

either with tuna or vegetable salad. After, create a delicious dessert

$123: 8 classes

of chocolate Tiramisu! Class fee and supply fee covers both parent/ child. Please register under child’s name. Call (925) 943-5858 for sibling discount.

Class 34687

Sat

11:00am-11:45am

3/18-5/20

No class 4/15, 4/22

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $55: 1 class $31: Additional sibling discount $25 supply fee due at first class

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Class 34639

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Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

6/3

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Youth

MARTIAL ARTS

MUSIC

AG ES 3 - 6

A G E S 3 mos - 5 yrs

Tiny Tigers Karate

Music Together

This program is a good base for your child’s journey into martial

Consistent winner of local/national awards, Music Together is the

arts. Each week is themed and focuses on specific skills in a fun

gold standard in early childhood music education. Download our

learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over five

free ‘Hello Everybody’ app to hear our music and find out more.

years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups

Fun for parents/adult caregivers and babies/toddlers/preschoolers

based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a

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

uniform on the first day of class for $35.

rhythm. Our family classes feature songs, instruments, movement and group activities. Supply fee includes CDs, digital downloads

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

and songbook extending the music into your home. Call (925) 943-

LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

5858 for sibling discount.

$69: 6 classes

Class 35084

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

3/13-4/17

Class 35085

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

3/14-4/18

Class 35089

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

4/25-5/30

Class 35086

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

3/16-4/20

Class 35088

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

4/27-6/1

6:00pm-6:30pm

4/24-5/22

Mon

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $215: 10 classes $143: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee due at class

Class 34582

A G E S 7- 1 2

Karate Kids

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

4/3-6/12

6:00pm-6:45pm

4/3-6/12

No class 5/29

Class 34576

$58: 5 classes

Class 35087

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together Tri-Valley, Inc.

Mon

No class 5/29

Class 34580

Tue

4:45pm-5:30pm

4/4-6/6

Class 34581

Tue

5:45pm-6:30pm

4/4-6/6

Class 34577

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

4/1-6/10

10:00am-10:45am

4/1-6/10

11:00am-11:45am

4/1-6/10

No class 5/27

All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your child will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect

Class 34578

Sat

No class 5/27

Class 34579

Sat

No class 5/27

and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a AG ES 1 -2 ½

uniform on the first day of class for $35.

Tuneful Toddlers: Parent/Child

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

In the world of toddlers, movement and exploration are their

$81: 6 classes

greatest need and music fits right in! Your toddler will be absorbed

Class 35090

Mon

4:00pm-4:40pm

3/13-4/17

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

Class 35092

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

3/14-4/18

development through research-based activities. Through singing,

Class 35093

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

4/25-5/30

finger plays, rhythm activities, dancing, instrument playing, and focused listening the foundations of musical learning will be

$68: 5 classes

Class 35091

Mon

encouraged and nurtured, making this a very special music time. 4:00pm-4:40pm

4/24-5/22

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

Class 34612 No class 4/4

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Youth AG ES 1 - 5

Family Music Celebrate the joy of music making with your child in this fun, mixed age music class that siblings can attend together! Important 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

Class 34613

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

3/28-6/6

Wed

10:30am-11:15am

3/29-6/7

No class 4/4

Class 34614 No class 4/5

AG ES 4 -7

Intro to Suzuki Violin Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin

AG ES 4 - 5

fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions,

Petite Pianist: Parent/Child

rhythms and respectful behavior through games and songs. Begin

In this beginning piano class your child will be introduced to basic piano skills, notation and rhythm in a supportive, hands-on

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

learning environment. Must have a piano or keyboard at home to

INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

practice.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

$95: 8 classes

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34570

$113: 10 classes

$12 supply fee due at first class

No class 4/3

Class 34603

12:00pm-12:45pm

Wed

Mon

4:15pm-4:45pm

3/27-5/22

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

AG ES 4 -7

Rhythm Kids AG ES 4 - 6

Rhythm Kids is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class

Ukulele for Kids

where children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives.

Learn the basics of music on a fun instrument the perfect size for little hands! You will learn how to hold the instrument, basic notes and chords, strumming patterns and rhythms. We will play and sing our favorite songs while learning the basics of ukulele. Instruments will be discussed at first class. You will need to buy or rent your own.

beats from around the world. Rhythm Kids is proud to be a part of Music Together, the internationally recognized early childhood music education program. Parents--stay and join your child in drumming at no extra charge! Supply fee includes djembe drum for each student, CDs, songbook and access to on-line video tutorials. Sibling supply fee for drum only. Call (925) 943-5858 to

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

receive sibling discount.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $85: 8 classes

Class 34569

Your child will sing, dance, move, drum, and play to songs and

Mon

No class 5/29

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

1:30pm-2:15pm

4/10-6/5

$225: 10 classes $143: Sibling in Music Together $65 supply fee due at first class $45 sibling supply fee

Class 34583

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

4/3-6/12

12:15pm-1:00pm

4/1-6/10

No class 5/29

Class 34584

Sat

No class 5/27

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Youth AG ES 5 - 1 0

Guitar for Kids (Beg) Learn the basics of guitar, from holding it to playing basic chords. You will have the opportunity to play and sing along to all styles of music from nursery rhymes to popular music. Through easy to learn music theory and rhythm exercise, you’ll be having fun rocking out in no time. Bring your own acoustic guitar to class. INSTRUCTOR : John Waller LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $100: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 34605

4:30pm-5:20pm

Thu

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6

AG ES 6 - 9

Introduction to Piano for Children 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 INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

AG ES 5 - 9

Little Voices

$113: 10 classes

Do you love to sing? Are you interested in learning more about music and how to use your own instrument that you carry with

Class 34600

Wed

4:30pm-5:20pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

you every day? Then come join us in a fun, structured and supportive environment where we’ll learn the different elements

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

of music including rhythm, dynamics, tempo and of course-how

$113: 10 classes

to sing.

Class 34601

Thu

3:00pm-3:50pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6

INSTRUCTOR : Victoria Taylor LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $115: 10 classes

Class 34597

Tue

AG ES 6 - 9

5:00pm-5:45pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and

AG ES 5 - 1 0

solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at

Drumming for Fun

home for practice.

This class is designed to inspire children to explore their musical

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

curiosity using a variety of hand drums. It emphasizes exposure to

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

fun musical experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat

$113: 10 classes

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Class 34602

9:15am-10:05am

patterns.

No class 4/5

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $122: 10 classes

Class 34608

Thu

5:30pm-6:20pm

No class 4/6

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Youth AG ES 6 - 1 2

AG ES 8 - 1 1

Let It Go! Singing for Homeschoolers

Youth Chorus

This is a music appreciation class emphasizing vocal development

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

and learning vocal technique, vocal range and breath control.

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

Students will be exposed to different composers, various genres

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

and styles of music. Have confidence when singing. Most

all levels are welcome!

important, have fun singing as a group!

INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane

INSTRUCTOR : Ivanna Taratula

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$101: 9 classes

$115: 10 classes

Class 34595

Class 34609

Fri

12:00pm-1:00pm

3/31-6/9

Mon

6:00pm-7:00pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3, 5/29

No class 4/7

AG ES 9 - 1 3 A G E S 7- 1 4

Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

Violin Ensemble (Beg)

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

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

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

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

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

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be

basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary.

discussed at first class.

Note: Nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required.

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$122: 10 classes

$110: 9 classes

Class 34610

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/31-6/9

Class 34598

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

4/11-6/6

No class 4/7

AG ES 9 - 1 8 AG ES 8 & u p

Community Arts Youth Orchestra

African Drumming

Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) will sharpen

Enrich the mind, body and spirit with the excitement of West

orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork

African drumming! Beginning students will gain a foundation in

and ensemble experience and working toward musical excellence.

rhythm while developing fine motor skills, improving listening

A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences

and cooperation skills and developing creativity and confidence

culminates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra

through artistic performance. Students will also gain new

(DRYO) which will perform challenging music and accompany

perspectives, attitudes, and cultural awareness as they learn the

renowned guest artists. Request full information by calling (925)

fundamentals of playing Djembe & Doundun Drums and singing,

943-5846. No pre-auditions.

and creating their own theatrical music performance!

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $98: 8 classes

Class 34388

Sat

No class 4/8, 5/20, 5/27

4:00pm-5:00pm

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Alhassane Camara

4/1-6/10

Intermediate (Ages 9-13) $370: 33 classes

Class 33033

Tue

5:00pm-6:15pm

9/13-5/23

No class 4/4

Advanced (Ages 12-18) $500: 33 classes

Class 33034

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

9/13-5/23

No class 4/4

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Youth AG ES 9 - 1 8

AG ES 1 2 & u p

Cello Ensemble

Flock of Flutes

The glorious sound of a cello choir and the resonance and mellow

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

tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience

Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

hit. Work on ensemble playing, intonation and exploring the vast

flutist. Prerequisite: 3 years playing experience, good rhythm, tone

cello ensemble literature. At least one year private cello instruction

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

or completion of Suzuki Book I is required.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

$122: 10 classes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34599

Tue

8:35pm-9:20pm

3/28-6/6

$390: 33 classes

Class 33044

No class 4/4

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/13-5/30

No class 4/4

AG ES 1 1 & u p AG ES 1 4 & u p

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

$115: 10 classes

$98: 8 classes

Class 34604

Wed

3:30pm-4:20pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

Class 34611

Mon

7:00pm-7:50pm

4/10-6/5

No class 5/29

AG ES 1 2 & u p

AG ES 1 7 & u p

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 30s to the present day. At least four years

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

of experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight reading

necessary and all levels are welcome!

skills are required. Auditions required. Please call (925) 676-8203.

INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

$112: 10 classes

$390: 33 classes

Class 34596

Mon

7:15pm-8:15pm

No class 5/29

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Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/15-5/25


Youth

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

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

A G E S 2 1 mos - 3

famous French artists, students express themselves in French

Little Lits I

using their imagination to create an art piece through different

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.

techniques and media, such as, drawing, painting, collage, charcoal, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic. Students listen to French stories, songs and learn dances. A “taste of France” snack ends class.

This gentle and interactive class will also include a simple craft or

INSTRUCTOR : Ushine, Ghenwa Serhan

activity and some stay-and-read time. You will take home songs

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

to sing, book titles to read, and craft ideas. A parent or caregiver

$198: 5 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 34587

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

3/14-4/11

Class 34588

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

4/25-5/23

must stay in class. No unregistered siblings. INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $103: 6 classes

Class 34898

Wed

AG ES 3 - 6

10:00am-10:45am

3/15-4/19

Spanish Immersion Preschool Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and

AG ES 3 - 4 ½

stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop

Little Lits II

social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing,

Enriching early literacy class for pre-kinders. The story-time based sessions will cover themes related to the environment and our

doing creative art, making puzzles, enjoying new friends and other fun activities.

world, like seasons, foods, animals, countries, trees, and our

INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children

earth. We will have fun, interactive picture book readings, songs

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

and movement, crafts, and literacy activities, all emphasizing on

$168: 5 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 34589

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

3/16-4/20

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

4/27-5/25

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 Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $128: 6 classes

Class 34899

Wed

11:00am-12:00pm

3/15-4/19

No class 4/6

Class 34590

AG ES 5 -7

Appreciating Writing In our foundation course, students will learn proper grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph structure as they write original stories. Art will be used to enhance the joy of storytelling. Children will take home a portfolio of completed work at the end of the session. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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Class 35110

Tue

3:45pm-4:45pm

3/14-5/2

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Youth A G E S 7- 1 2

Chess Class-Basic to Advanced This class is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically and stay focused! All levels from beginning to advanced are welcome! Lessons include easy-tofollow instructions, tournament games (kids playing against each other), as well as chess video games and puzzles. All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, score sheets, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the last class. INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $168: 10 classes

Class 34339

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

3/14-5/23

No class 4/18

AG ES 5 - 1 2

AG ES 1 0 - 1 5

Kids’ Carpentry

Babysitting for Beginners

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere. The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while children, kindergarten-7th grade, work together on boats, bird feeders, doll furniture, games, clocks and more. Program may be taken year-round with different projects offered each session. Our motto is building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment.

Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter. Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline, how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and the kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion. INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Director Michael Glass LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$51: 1 class

$118: 6 classes

$40 supply fee due at first class

Class 34475

Class 34366

Thu

3:00pm-4:00pm

4/13-5/18

Class 34367

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

4/13-5/18

Class 34368

Thu

5:00pm-6:00pm

4/13-5/18

Sun

9:00am-2:00pm

4/23

STEM

AG ES 6 - 1 2

Le Voilà! French and Art Class

AG ES 6 - 1 1

Le voilà is a dynamic French class for ages 6-12. The class

Little Medical School – Spring Break

introduces the fundamental elements of the French language

Little Medical School, designed and developed by board certified

within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of

physicians, engages students with medical based hands-on

basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students

demonstrations, crafts, songs and games. The interactive activities

will be introduced to famous Impressionist French artists and the

and games will grasp every student’s curiosity as they explore the

influence of this art movement on how people think, view and

human body. Come join us as we explore the world of science and

create art. Students will also learn to identify major art genres, and

medicine.

to discriminate between a painting’s subject and its genre. INSTRUCTOR : Ushine, Ghenwa Serhan

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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$103: 5 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 34586

Wed

4:30pm-5:30pm

4/26-5/24

Class 34585

Wed

4:30pm-5:30pm

3/15-4/12

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INSTRUCTOR : Little Med School

$253: 5 classes

Class 35125

$25 supply fee due at first class

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

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Youth

SPORTS AG ES 1 ½ - 3

Wee Hoop -Dribblers This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop listening skills. Parent participation required. Participants will need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium $78: 5 classes

Class 34606

Tue

10:05am-10:40am

3/21-4/18

Class 34607

Tue

10:05am-10:40am

5/2-5/30

AG ES 3 ½ - 5

NEW | Skyhawks Preschool Sports

AG ES 2 ½ - 3

Skyhawks Parent & Me Sports

Sports include baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, and track & field.

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

the skills, confidence, and passion necessary to take the next step

first step into athletics. The fundamentals of soccer, baseball,

in athletics. Through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits

basketball, and track & field are taught in a structured environment

and developmental games, participants learn the fundamentals of

filled with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun! Through

baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, and track & field. All participants

fast paced games and activities, participants explore balance, body

receive a Skyhawks T-Shirt and Merit Award.

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

movement, coordination, and skill development at their own pace. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and merit award. Parent

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks

participation required.

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $169: 9 classes

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

Class 35117

Fri

11:45am-12:30pm

3/31-5/26

$169: 9 classes

Class 35116

Fri

10:45am-11:15am

3/31-5/26

AG ES 4 - 5

Wee Hoop-Hot Shots AG ES 3 - 5

Wee Hoop is designed to provide children with a positive

Skyhawks Tot Sports

basketball experience while promoting an active lifestyle. This

This multi-sport tot program combines soccer, baseball, basketball,

learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will

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

encourage teamwork and new friendships. Participants need to

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

purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7.

class places an emphasis on developing basketball skills and

balance, body movement, coordination, self-esteem, teamwork, sportsmanship, and sport specific skill development through a series

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop

of fast-paced instructional circuits and games. Our progressive

LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

curriculum, modified equipment, and highly trained staff provide

$78: 5 classes

a safe environment where kids can develop at their own pace. All

Class 34591

Tue

10:45am-11:30am

3/21-4/18

participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and merit award.

Class 34592

Tue

10:45am-11:30am

5/2-5/30

INSTRUCTOR : Skyhawks LOCATION Soccer Field, Tice Valley Gymnasium $185: 10 classes

Class 35114

Thu

9:45am-10:30am

3/30-6/1

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Youth KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches using the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Participants receive a KLS jersey. Shin guards are required by the second class meeting.

AG ES 3 ½ - 4

AG ES 2 - 3 ½

Parent & Me Soccer

Tot Soccer

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

Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun

activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and

running and kicking just like the big kids!

socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines.

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

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

Class 34920

Mon

Class 34926

4/10-6/5

No class 5/29

Class 34921

Thu

9:30am-10:00am

4/13-6/1

Class 34922

Thu

6:15pm-6:45pm

4/13-6/1

9:00am-9:30am

4/10-6/5

5:15pm-5:45pm

4/10-6/5

No class 5/29

Class 34927 10:15am-10:45am

Mon Mon

No class 5/29

Class 34928

Thu

10:10am-10:40am

4/13-6/1

Class 34929

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

4/13-6/1

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$115: 8 classes

$115: 8 classes

Class 34923

Sat

Class 34930 11:45am-12:15pm

4/22-6/17

12:20pm-12:50pm

4/22-6/17

No class 5/27

Class 34924

Sat

No class 5/27

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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

Class 34931

Mon

9:30am-10:05am

4/10-6/5

5:45pm-6:20pm

4/10-6/5

No class 5/29

Class 34932

Mon

No class 5/29

Class 34933

Thu

10:40am-11:15am

4/13-6/1

Class 34935

Thu

5:30pm-6:05pm

4/13-6/1

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $115: 8 classes

Class 34936

Sat

9:30am-10:05am

4/22-6/17

No class 5/27

A G E S 7- 1 0

AG ES 5 - 6

Soccer 1

Soccer 2: Skillz and Scrimmages

Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting,

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing

and defense. Fun skill games are played at every session, and

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

every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided

scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points.

soccer matches will be introduced gradually.

All levels are welcome.

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

$115: 8 classes

$115: 8 classes

Class 35062

Mon

3:45pm-4:30pm

4/10-6/5

Class 35063

Mon

6:20pm-7:05pm

4/10-6/5

4:15pm-5:00pm

4/13-6/1

No class 5/29

Class 35064

Thu

Sat

4:30pm-5:15pm

4/10-6/5

$115: 8 classes

Sat

10:50am-11:35am

4/22-6/17

No class 5/27

$115: 8 classes

No class 5/27

Mon

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Class 35067

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Class 35065

Class 35066

No class 5/29

No class 5/29

10:05am-10:50am

4/22-6/17 KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: 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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Youth A G E S 1 2 mos - 2 4 mos

AG ES 3 - 5

Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play

Super Soccer Stars

Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program

The focal point at this age group is for your child to become

specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.

comfortable with the ball by developing soccer skills such as

Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi

dribbling, shooting and the introduction of passing. Every class

& Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting

includes dynamic activities, which involve dribbling technique, and

physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and

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

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

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

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

be introduced to juggling and other skill building activities. The

having a blast! Parent Participation required.

concepts of teammates and teamwork are also introduced.

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$147: 8 classes

Class 34841

Sun

$147: 8 classes

10:15am-10:55am

4/2-6/4

No class 4/16, 5/28.

Class 34839

Sun

11:05am-11:55am

4/2-6/4

No class 4/16, 5/28

$93: 5 classes

Class 34842

Thu

9:30am-10:10am

3/16-4/13

Class 34843

Thu

9:30am-10:10am

5/4-6/1

AG ES 5 -7

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

AG ES 2 - 3

elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill

Super Soccer Stars

development and group activities like small-sided games to

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

emphasizes spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging

introduction to physical activities, rich language exposure, and movements such as running, hopping, jumping and changing directions. The focal point at this age group is to improve your

goals. Every Kindergarten-1st Grade Super Soccer Stars class teamwork. Repetitious ball skill activities are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence.

child’s natural development through our fun, physical learning

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

experience allowing your child to improve their natural ability.

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $147: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

Class 34840

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Sun

12:00pm-1:00pm

4/2-6/4

No class 4/16, 5/28

$147: 8 classes

Class 34836

Sun

9:30am-10:10am

4/2-6/4

No class 4/16, 5/28 $93: 5 classes

Class 34837

Thu

10:20am-11:00am

3/16-4/13

Class 34838

Thu

10:20am-11:00am

5/4-6/1

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https://twitter.com/SuperSoccerSF 30 minutes prior to your class time. 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 offered if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.


Friends Foundation

Be at the heart of art! The Friends Foundation and Center for Community Arts launched our end-of-year fundraising campaign in November and December of 2016, asking community members to “Be at the heart of art”. We are pleased to announce that over $15,000 was raised to help provide financial support for scholarships and outreach programming for individuals, young and old. Without the generous financial support from our donors, these underserved members of our community would not be able to experience the life changing power of quality arts education. Special thanks to Glynnis and John Cowdery for their matching grant of $3,000 to support the “Heart of Art” campaign. If you would like to show your support for the power of the arts in our community, you can make a tax-deductible contribution by visiting the Friends Foundation website at http://www.friendsartsed.org.

Scholarships help support our youngest learners Community Arts Preschool at Civic Park, Heather Farms and Shadelands is an important component of the many excellent arts education experiences available to our community through the center. Maile Ogasawara, Program Supervisor, believes “All children should have access to a quality education, starting at an early age. Our scholarship program lets young children create, explore and play in a caring and safe environment – regardless of their family’s financial situation. A preschool education is an essential step to future success. Scholarships that make that possible are valuable not only for our families but to our whole community.”

Grant for “Art Afternoons” The Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation recently awarded the Friends Foundation a grant for $1,125 to help fund “Art Afternoons”, a collaborative program between the Center for Community Arts and Trinity Center. Under-housed and homeless members of our community have been creating art with the support of professional artists once a month since May of 2016. The grant from the Civic Pride Foundation will help provide 15 additional sessions in 2017.

Friends Foundation Board of Directors Nan Siegel, President; Doug Rowe, Vice-President; Linda VanderJagt, Secretary; Yama Jamili, Treasurer; Glynnis Cowdery, Director; Mary Leigh Miller, Director; Michael Weiner, Director; Cynthia White, Director

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ADULT

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark $203: 10 classes

Class 34392

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/28-6/6

No class 5/2

Ceramics (Beg/Int) ages 17 & up INSTRUCTOR : Takemi Tsuruta $203: 10 classes

Class 34393

Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/29-6/7

No class 5/3

Ceramics (Beg/Int) INSTRUCTOR : Kristin Landowski $203: 10 classes

Class 34395

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/30-6/8

No class 5/4

Ceramics (Beg-Adv) Nick Joerling A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton $193: 9 classes

Ceramics

Class 34396

Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating,

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

4/1-6/10

No class 5/6, 5/20

glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student 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

Master Potter Series: Nick Joerling ‘’Thrown and Altered Pottery’’ Using the potter’s wheel, Nick Joerling will demonstrate how to

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

throw forms that will be altered once removed from the wheel. As he creates his forms, discussion on adding marks and demarcations before off-wheel alterations will be covered; then, using the forms

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

from the wheel, he will display how to shape and mold ‘non-circular’

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

shapes. Nick will create and discuss serving trays, open vessels,

$193: 9 classes

Class 34391

Mon

teapots, and platters. After our catered lunch, Nick will give an hour 9:00am-12:00pm

3/27-6/5

lecture on his historical references, accolades, and his work as a North Carolina potter with the Penland School of Crafts circuit. Co-

No class 5/1, 5/29

sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild and Clay People.

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

INSTRUCTOR : Nick Joerling

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$193: 9 classes

Class 34394

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/27-6/5

No class 5/1, 5/29

$83: 1 class $73: ClayPeople Discount $43: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 34406

Ceramics (Beg-Adv) ages 17 & up INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen $193: 9 classes

Class 34397

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

No class 5/1, 5/29

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Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

5/20


ADULT ages 1 7 to ad u lt

NEW | Glaze Application Time to learn how to apply those cone 10 glazes! Learn the basic properties of glazes, clay geology and mineralogy; from there the fun begins! By the end of the quarter, each student should understand and know how to apply proper glaze applications such as wax resist (pre-glazing), dipping, spraying, and layering glazes, using oxides, over glazes, and the nuances of when to let glaze dry. Bringing your own bisque ware will be encouraged throughout the class. INSTRUCTOR : Takemi Tsuruta LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $203: 10 classes

Class 34405

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/31-6/9

No class 5/5

A D U LT ages 1 7 to ad u lt

Hardly Strictly Hand Building (Int/Adv)

Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv)

Go beyond the basics of pinch and coil to using slabs with texture

Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems that

and templates. Mugs, cups, platters, vases, lidded canisters and

express your unique personality. Totems will include large tactile

teapots will be demonstrated. Some texturing tools will be made

beads, sculptural elements and may include journalistic pieces

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

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

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

more will be offered in the Garden Vessel portion of the class. Instructor’s bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated

INSTRUCTOR : Kathleen Jensen

in the garden vessel portion of this class.

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

$203: 10 classes

Class 34340

Wed

4:00pm-7:00pm

3/29-6/7

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $203: 10 classes

No class 5/3

Class 34350

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

3/30-6/8

No class 5/4

A D U LT

Surface Decoration for Thrown and Handbuilt Pottery

A D U LT

This class will address a wide range of decorative surface

Intro to Sculpture

treatment for clay from wet stage through leather hard, bone dry,

More fully understand the process of working with clay and

bisqued ware and post glaze techniques of luster or china painting.

constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

Also included will be various methods of texturing with tools

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation,

or chemicals, the use of oxides and stains in clays, glazes and

form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image

underglazes to achieve color and, finally, the various types of firing

presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

and effects on finished work.

include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Christopher Fortin

$203: 10 classes

Class 35476 No class 5/4

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/30-6/8

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $203: 10 classes

Class 34352

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

3/28-6/6

Class 34355

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/28-6/6

No class 5/2

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Adult A D U LT

Slab Construction Techniques This class will be moving from tiles and the wall to exploring slab construction methods. We will utilize techniques for working with clay at different stages from soft slabs through the firmer consistency of leather hard clay. Construction of traditional forms for functional objects will be demonstrated, as well as methods for creating sculpture, and how to choose and apply appropriate surface decoration. The use of press molds, various support systems and the extruder will be included. The limits are infinite! INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $193: 9 classes

Class 34351

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/16, 5/7

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

A D U LT

Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv) 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.

application, use of resists and terra sigillata will be covered. Note:

INSTRUCTOR : Gregory Byard

Students participate in firing process and must be physically

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

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.

$248: 10 classes

Class 34346

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

3/29-6/7

No class 5/3

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

A D U LT

$248: 10 classes

Class 34357

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

3/31-6/9

No class 5/5

Open Studio Ceramics 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 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. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

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$155: Non-members $93: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

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3/26-6/10


Adult

DANCE

A D U LT

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

AG ES 8 & u p

African Dance

Have a great time and learn swing, foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha,

Learn the fundamentals of movement arts and dance with West African dancing! This class is designed for beginner to mid-level students of dance, people looking for a good workout, and for those interested in African Arts! Class will feature live African drumming, a rigorous warm-up section, basic choreography, and

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.

performance quality. We will also sing! Class will focus on body

INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid

conditioning, dance technique, musicality, and body and spatial

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

awareness. This class is high energy and will leave you feeling

$84: 6 classes

revived and refreshed!

Class 34877

Mon

7:00pm-7:55pm

4/24-6/5

No class 5/29

INSTRUCTOR : Alhassane Camara LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $125: 8 classes

Class 34409

A D U LT

Sat

5:00pm-6:30pm

4/1-6/10

No class 4/8, 5/20, 5/27

Argentine Tango Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals,

A D U LT

technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement

Tahitian Dance & Drumming

awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most

This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas

challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

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

$83: 8 classes

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

Argentine Tango (Beg)

$69: 8 classes

Class 34353

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

4/6-6/1

No class 4/20

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 34902

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/22-5/17

No class 4/19

Argentine Tango (Int) Class 34354

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

4/6-6/1

No class 4/20

Tahitian I Women and Men (Beg) Class 34903

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/22-5/17

A D U LT

No class 4/19

NEW | Balinese Dance

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

Balinese dance is a form of traditional dance from the Southeast

Class 34904

Asian island of Bali. The movements are often described as

Wed

8:30pm-10:00pm

3/22-5/17

No class 4/19

elegant, strong and refined. Balinese dance has close connections

*Registration per instructor’s approval only

to Balinese Hinduism ceremonies, in that dancers often portray

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

the entire body from the toes, to eyes, to finger-tips.

$73: 7 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Shoko Yamamuro

stylized characters from Hindu mythology. Balinese dance involves

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Tahitian Drumming/Music Class 34905 No class 4/22

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

$93: 6 classes

3/25-5/13

Class 34894

Wed

7:15pm-8:15pm

3/15-4/19

Class 34895

Wed

7:15pm-8:15pm

4/26-5/31

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A D U LT

NEW | Egyptian Belly Dance

NEW | Tap

Learn an art form promoting strength and beauty that has been

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

practiced for more than a thousand years. We will break down

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

the basics from the ground up. Then refine the moves with light

Intermediate Tap, advanced moves such as Shim Sham, toe

combinations and inspirational dance sequences set to lively

stands, and time steps, will be taught. Students will learn across-

upbeat music. Emphasis placed on proper posture, muscle use,

the-floor steps. A variety of fun, up-tempo music will be offered,

simple foot patterns, basic rhythms and fluid hip movements.

and students will learn about National Tap Dance Day!

Learn the different muscular isolations and flexibility to achieve the elegance and grace that comprise Egyptian style belly dance. INSTRUCTOR : Colleen Anderson

Beginning

$108: 7 classes

Thu

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $109: 10 classes

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Class 34880

INSTRUCTOR : Cyndi Wright

Class 34410 7:30pm-8:30pm

Fri

5:30pm-6:30pm

4/7-6/9

6:30pm-7:30pm

4/7-6/9

3/16-4/27

Intermediate Class 34411

A D U LT

Line Dance The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with

Fri

A D U LT

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

NEW | Jazz

dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how

Dance and explore a variety of Jazz styles and music in this fun,

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

upbeat class. Leap, turn and jump as we learn everything from

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

Broadway Jazz to Jazz funk! Mixed levels welcome. Attire: jazz

introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and

shoes, comfortable dance/workout clothes.

experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review 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 : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $48: 5 classes

Class 34463

Mon

7:30pm-8:30pm

4/10-6/5

No class 5/29

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int) Class 34341

Wed

5:00pm-7:00pm

3/15-4/12

Class 34342

Wed

5:00pm-7:00pm

4/26-5/24

Line Dance: All Levels This class is designed for both men and women at all levels of dancing. Dances taught will be a mixture of beginner to intermediate dances, depending on the level of participants. One

Line Dance (Int) Class 34343

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

3/15-4/12

Class 34344

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/26-5/24

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. Good workout and lots of fun. Partner not required. INSTRUCTOR : Alice Marez LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $51: 6 classes

Class 34800

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Tue

No class 4/18

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Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

3/14-4/25

2:00pm-3:30pm

5/2-5/30


Adult

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS A D U LT

Machine Knitting, Sewing, Felting

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Join us as we use knitting machines, sewing machines, and felting machines to create art and awesome accessories, such as scarves, hats, bags, and blankets. Bring your imagination and desire to make and create! Instructor provides all necessary supplies plus all machines for knitting, sewing, and felting. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $79: 5 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 34644

10:30am-12:30pm

Sat

4/15-5/13

A D U LT

Mixed Level Weaving

A D U LT

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.

Crochet 101 Learn five basic foundation stitches: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet and treble crochet. Learn to read patterns and put your new stitches together to create finished projects, such as scarves, hats, potholders and afghans. Patterns for several simple projects will be made available, and there will be time to work on projects. $20 supply includes instructions, a

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

skein of worsted weight yarn, a crochet hook and a small tool kit

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

containing stitch holders, small scissors and a yarn needle.

$208: 9 classes $25 supply fee for beginners $5 for continuing students due at first class

INSTRUCTOR : Pattee Court

Class 34642

Thu

2:00pm-5:00pm

4/6-6/8

Class 34643

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

4/6-6/8

No class 5/4

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $82: 10 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 34647

9:00am-10:00am

Sat

4/1-6/10

No class 5/27

A D U LT

Continental Knitting 101 Learn to knit in the Continental style. Start with two basic stitches: knit and purl. Then put these stitches together in a variety of ways to create stunning designs and patterns. Most importantly, learn to read a knitting pattern so you can make whatever your heart

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desires. After we’ve learned the basics we will pick projects to work on during class time.

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INSTRUCTOR : Pattee Court

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LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

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$66: 8 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 34649

11:30am-12:30pm

Sat

4/1-5/20

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Adult A D U LT

Playing Blue: Painting with Indigo Paint or print with indigo. Create small jars of thickened indigo in a non-toxic formula and create useful blue and white textiles. Explore a variety of techniques on cotton napkins and Japanese

NEED PHOTO!

paper. Learn more about historic indigo practices, dye formulas and contemporary uses around the world. Decorate small areas on your own well-washed cotton or linen items, possibly the collar and cuffs on a white shirt or the edge of a pillowcase. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Shapiro LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool $78: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 34621

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

5/27

A D U LT

Open Studio Knitting and Crocheting Bring your current project to the open studio and work in the

A D U LT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I

company of other artists who are as passionate about knitting

The rigid heddle loom is a very portable, inexpensive, and

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

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

roadblocks in completing your project, as well as help in

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

interpreting patterns. No knitting or crocheting lessons will be

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

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

wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct

recommended if you’ve never taken lessons before.

warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. Returning students are encouraged. Bring your own yarn or pay

INSTRUCTOR : Pattee Court

a supply fee of $15. A loom may be rented for $5 for the day, or

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

bring your own. Bring a lunch. Materials list online at

$86: 10 classes

Class 34648

Sat

www.communityarts.org. 10:00am-11:30am

4/1-6/10

No class 5/27

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $69: 1 class

A D U LT

Machine Garment Sewing (Beg)

Class 34645

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

4/9

Join us for this amazing adventure in sewing as we learn the proper use of sewing machines and sewing techniques, how to read and use patterns and sizing of patterns. We will learn how to make a simple garment along with other simple projects-as time allows. Machines are supplied, but if you have a machine, please bring it, all accessories and manual. LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool INSTRUCTOR : Marylee Martinez $153: 9 classes

Class 34617

Mon

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/3-6/5

No class 5/29

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INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

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$169: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

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Class 34766

7:00pm-9:00pm

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Thu

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Adult A D U LT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern

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weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. We will explore a range of lace and patterned weaves, using pick up sticks. Returning students are encouraged. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. A loom may be rented for $5 for the day, or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $69: 1 class

Class 34646

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

4/23

A D U LT

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

A D U LT

Digital Photography Level 2 This intermediate level course will expand on the skills learned in our intro to digital courses, offering advanced instruction in post-processing with editing software(Photoshop & Lightroom),

INSTRUCTOR : Shannon Schmidt

retouching, and in-camera capture techniques. This class will cover

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

topics based on the needs and interests of the students and their

$185: 8 classes

personal projects. The final product of the class will be a digital

Class 34447

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/5-5/24

photo book created in InDesign. INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

$149: 10 classes

Weaving Basics and Beyond Explore color, texture and pattern drafting on studio floor looms

Class 34501

Thu

6:00pm-8:00pm

4/6-6/8

while creating fabulous projects including scarves, handbags, table decor, and floor rugs. Supply fee due at first class. Materials list

A D U LT

online at www.communityarts.org.

Inside Your Canon and Nikon DSLR

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

Learn about all of the features of your digital single lens reflex

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons,

$230: 10 classes

dials, and menus and how these features will help improve your

Class 34640

Tue

6:00pm-9:00pm

4/4-6/6

photography. Bring your camera, manual, and questions. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $49: 1 class

Class 34506

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

4/29

Canon

Class 34507

Sat

1:30pm-4:30pm

4/29

Nikon

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Adult A D U LT

Advanced Intermediate Digital Photography 103 For the serious enthusiast. We will cover the finer points of getting dramatic images with emotional content. Assignments are more challenging and will encourage developing a personal vision. INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $119: 8 classes

Class 34497

Tue

10:30am-12:30pm

4/4-5/23

A D U LT

Location Photography Learn professional location photography techniques in this fast moving one-day class. We will cover lighting, posing, composition, metering, the right lens, the right point of view, and how to make backgrounds work. INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

The Joy of Digital Photography 101

$49: 1 class

Class 34503

Sat

12:30pm-3:30pm

5/6

Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and outdoors taking scenics, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with lighting, composition, content. Plus, learn about shutter speed, f-stops, light meters, ISO, dynamic range, icon, settings, RAW or JPEG, color balance, and more!

A D U LT

Macro and Close-up Photography Put your lenses through the exercises and learn what focal length to use, which f-stop is best, and lighting small objects. We begin

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

with some studio demonstrations and then go for a field trip to

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Heather Farm.

$119: 8 classes

Class 34498

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

Tue

8:30am-10:30am

4/4-5/23

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $49: 1 class

Class 34502

A D U LT

Intermediate Photography 102 This is a continuation of Joy of Digital or any beginning photography class. Apply your basic knowledge and experience

9:00am-12:00pm

5/6

A D U LT

Photography for Painters

to a fresh set of assignments and lessons. Make point of view and

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

depth of field work for you. Explore the influence of light and the

Learn several methods for shooting paintings and drawings with

drama of shadow. Flash, strobe lighting, metering available light,

different light sources. We’ll review the basics of camera lens,

and shooting during the “magic” hour are demonstrated and

lighting, and composition. Open to all levels of students.

discussed. Students are encouraged to develop a personal vision and set a goal for the end of class.

$49: 1 class

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34505

$119: 8 classes

Class 34510

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

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INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

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Photoshop for Photographers

Wow! Landscape Photography

This class will concentrate on those Photoshop features needed to

Discover how to transform your ‘wow!’ moments in wild

edit digital images including resizing and cropping, understanding

landscapes into powerful, creative expressions of your personal

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

vision. Our spring photo exploration of Mt. Diablo’s hidden

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

canyons includes two Saturday photo lectures and field sessions

select and image editing tools to work on photographs, and the

that provide composition, exposure tools and practice creating

importance of proper color management. Laptop with Photoshop

beautiful landscape photos in afternoon and sunset light. We’ll

installed highly recommended. Assignments allow students to

critique photos from the first session in the second class, discuss

practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

more locations and offer resources for continued learning. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Reynolds

$140: 8 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34511

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

4/20-6/8

$97: 2 classes

Class 34512

Sat

3:00pm-8:00pm

4/29-5/6

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Still Life Photography Learn the classic approach to designing and creating a great still

Photography Forum

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

The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage

Discover which lenses are best for the subject.

photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

and experiences. Meets third Tuesday of each month (June

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

through May) to share images, critiques, technical developments,

$49: 1 class

Class 34504

and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

4/8

allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled Community Arts students.

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 pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point of view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file

Enrollment is open throughout the year at a prorated fee. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $73: 11 classes

Class 32335

Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

6/21/16-5/16/17

management will be explained. We will investigate the creative aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $158: 7 classes

Class 34493

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

4/12-5/17

Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

5/13

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Class 34496

Thu

9:00am-11:30am

4/13-5/18

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Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

5/13

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DIY

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NEW | Custom Monograms with Dry Embossing Let’s design an original monogram using your or your sweetie’s initials in beautiful calligraphy letters. For the design, we will learn the basic strokes first, using a calligraphy marker pen. We will introduce all italic capital letters of the alphabet and the arrangements. Next, students will choose between a card or bookmark project and utilize a dry embossing technique. You will be able to use these skills in creating cards, gift tags, or your paper craft projects in the future. INSTRUCTOR : Kaori Ogawa LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $40: 1 class

Class 35481

$20 supply fee due at class

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

5/20

A D U LT

NEW | Floral Crowns and Boutonnieres Doing all of your wedding flowers might be a bit much but you can DIY a charming floral crown and elegant boutonnieres. Floral crowns have become very popular, not only for the bride but a cute flower girl as well! We’ll show you the easy steps, includ-

A D U LT

NEW | Backyard Chickens

ing lots of support and advice on texture, design, color palette,

Fall in love with backyard chickens! This class will introduce you to

one bout to take home. Specialty treats and tea will be served up

the fascinating world of backyard chickens and give you the infor-

along with lots of floral inspiration

resources and much, much more. You’ll make one floral crown and

mation you need to get started with your own low-effort backyard flock. We’ll discuss life cycles, coop designs, breed selection, care and feeding for health and egg production, protection from predators and ways of integrating your chickens into your garden. Plus

INSTRUCTOR : Mais Oui LOCATION Elsie Green House & Home

2954 Treat Blvd., Concord, CA 94518

we’ll give you information on where to purchase your chickens

$128: 1 class

$40 supply fee due at class

and feed and resources for learning more.

Class 35247

11:00am-1:30pm

Sat

5/13

INSTRUCTOR : Jeannie Mckenzie LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 35244

A D U LT

NEW | Floral: Seasonal Bridal Bouquet

$63: 1 class

Sun

10:30am-12:30pm

4/30

Making your wedding bouquet can be easy! Or maybe your best friend or sister needs a bouquet for her own walk down the aisle. If a wedding is in your near future join us to be inspired and learn

A D U LT

NEW | Embellished Leather Pet Collars

how to create an amazing and beautiful seasonal bouquet. We’ll

Your pet will be the pride of the pack with a handmade blinged

bouquet to take home; advice on texture, design, color palette,

out collar made by you! Learn how to properly size and cut your

resources and much more! Specialty treats and tea will be served.

collar. Learn how to apply different embellishments such as rivets, eyelets, spots and how to attach hardware.

2954 Treat Blvd., Concord, CA 94518

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

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$68: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 35277

1:00pm-4:00pm

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INSTRUCTOR : Mais Oui LOCATION Elsie Green House & Home

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer Laursen

Sun

show you the easy steps to take to make a lush and memorable

3/19

$128: 1 class

$40 supply fee due at class

Class 35246

11:00am-1:30pm

Sat

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NEW | Upcycle Your Wardrobe with Indigo and Shibori

NEW | Tooled Leather Wallet

Dive into your closet and weed out things you haven’t worn in

leather wallet. You will learn about tooling leather with decorative

ages! Create a whole new wardrobe...that matches! We’ll start

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

with an indigo dyeing overview, then begin to resist our garments. Shibori is like “fancy” tie-dye done in one color, indigo blue. Best items are old t shirts, dresses, plaid, floral, striped, polka dot, and

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer Laursen LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

solid colors. Bring up to 6 garments, natural fibers recommended.

$88: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Included: Individual indigo vat and kit to take home plus instruc-

Class 35124

1:00pm-5:00pm

Sun

4/9

tions and shopping list, a set of 4 white napkins to practice on. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Modern Shibori LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $163: 1 class

$25 supply fee due at class

Class 35225

11:00am-4:00pm

Sat

4/29

NEW | How to Brew Beer at Home Participants will 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 techniques, equipment and cost involved. We will then brew a

A D U LT

NEW | The Rose: An Introduction to Crepe Paper Botanical Craft

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

Learn the history and art of Crepe Paper Botanical Craft using

at home.

simple materials: crepe paper, floral wire, and glue. You will create a lush garden rose stem with full bloom, bud, thorns, and leaves. In creating your garden rose, you will learn the techniques and

Class participants will gain a general understanding of the process, and leave with information and resources to brew their own beer

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Opela LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

observational skills that will enable you to create other beautiful

$68: 1 class

flower specimans. Students will also receive templates and extra

Class 34912

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/18

materials to take home. INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Dolan LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $95: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 35123

10:00am-3:30pm

Sat

4/1

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Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don’t let another walk with your dog feel like a disaster because 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 $133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 34888

6:15pm-7:00pm

Tue

4/11-5/16

A D U LT

Dog: Puppy Head Start Get a headstart 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. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

Dog Obedience: Beginning

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Beginning Obedience is the foundation for all training goals. We teach you how to motivate your dog to want to learn the basics of heel, sit, and down. We teach how to shape the “leave it” and “come” commands, and the command “wait” to prevent your dog

$66: 3 classes

$13 supply fee due at first class

Class 34884

Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

4/11-4/25

Class 34885

Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

5/2-5/16

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.

A D U LT

Dog: Techniques for Off-Leash Preparation

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

If your goal is to have off-leash control of your dog on hikes

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

and around the home, this is the class for you. Dogs begin their

$133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

training on 6 foot leashes and advance to performing skills of

Class 34890

7:15pm-8:00pm

coming when called, heel, leave it, and emergency drop on a 20

Tue

4/11-5/16

foot long leash. Successful completion of Beginning Obedience is required. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

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LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 34892

8:15pm-9:00pm

Tue

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Adult

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

DRAMA A D U LT

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 : Joseph Orrach LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $146: 10 classes

Class 34567

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

Casey Rasmussen White

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Exploring Watercolor (Int)

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Mask Theatre for Adults

Join our caravan of like-minded seekers and dive into the

Delve into the world of Mask Performance with this creative

unexpected joy of watercolor! Perfect for the continuing artist who

and fun exploration class. Students will learn the art of mask

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

performance, how to create and develop a character physically

work together in a series of little paintings using the transparent

and vocally, proper stage techniques, physical comedy and

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

improvisation, and the most effective way to tell a story as a

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

masked character onstage. We will explore the following styles

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

of mask theatre: neutral mask, character mask, and Commedia

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

dell’Arte, the traditional Italian street comedy.

supply kit available from instructor, but not required. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Zephyr Rustigian

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$193: 10 classes

Class 34568

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/6-6/8

$148: 8 classes

Class 34428

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/5-5/24

A D U LT

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

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class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on expanding in the direction of your choice. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

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LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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$179: 10 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 34451

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

4/5-6/7

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Drawing Basics

Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Int/Adv)

This drawing class is for beginners as well as students who paint

Using still-life as inspiration and a learning tool, students will

but would like to improve their drawing skills. In class we will use

be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on

a variety of methods to practice basic drawing skills including

reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition,

value (lights and darks), proportion and perspective. Additional

color, brushwork. Classes include a variety of demos, warm-ups,

challenges appropriate to the level of the student will be included.

skills reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. Focus is on

This class will be taught with the intention of developing the skills

individual development. Students may work on their own personal

of the absolute beginner and established painter alike. Materials

subjects. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in the medium

list online at www.communityarts.org.

of your choice. Beginners should take Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list online at

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

www.communityarts.org.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

$179: 10 classes

Class 34444

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/4-6/6

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $179: 10 classes

Class 34454

A D U LT

Monday Morning Painting (Int/Adv) Emphasis is on development of each student’s personal style in

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/6-6/8

A D U LT

painting. Classes alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges

Abstract Acrylic Painting

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

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

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

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

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

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

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

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

Beginners with no knowledge of paints should take Drawing and

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

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

shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged;

online at www.communityarts.org.

use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

www.communityarts.org.

$163: 9 classes

Class 34437

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

No class 5/29

4/3-6/5

INSTRUCTOR : Cybele Gerachis LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $163: 9 classes

Class 34438

Mon

No class 5/29

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Adventures in Mixed Media

Drawing Intro: Where Art Starts

The goal of this course is to provide students an opportunity to

One of the biggest challenges painting students have is drawing.

explore a variety of mixed media methods using a wide range

Drawing is the skeleton of art, the bones of art. This course

of wet and dry media methods. Students will gain hands-on

covers the basics of perspective drawing, the figure, dynamics,

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

composition, and a variety of drawing media. This class is

supports as they develop personal projects throughout the

fast moving and fun. Large-screen projection will be used to

quarter. Guidance will be provided around materials, design and

demonstrate details and proper techniques.

composition through group discussions and individual instruction. Most projects will be conducted with provided materials. Further materials will be discussed at the first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $179: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown

Class 34433

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

4/6-6/8

$179: 10 classes

Class 34431

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

4/7-6/9

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Drawing: Sketching & Rendering Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning

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Architectural Drawing

how to reduce objects to their basic shapes and forms and

During this course students will spend time exploring various

include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective and

approaches to drawing architecture in space. We will take a closer

shading, along with landscape and figurative themes. Students

look at 1, 2 and 3-point perspective, as well as isometric and

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

axonometric drawing conventions, to create drawings relating to

welcome.

sketching them on to paper will be the focus of this class. Topics

architectural forms in space.

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

INSTRUCTOR : Erik Parra

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

$179: 10 classes

$126: 10 classes

$70 supply fee due at first class

Class 34472

7:45pm-9:45pm

Wed

Class 34457

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/7-6/9

4/5-6/7 A D U LT

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NEW | Drink and Draw

Art Journals

Come hang out at the Coffee Shop and draw with fellow artists!

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

Relax and get creative in a casual setting. Enjoy a cup of coffee or

Create your own images or use found images, make expressive

a beer!

marks, record your thoughts, memories, dreams, and life events using images (and maybe words). Try new art materials or new ways to use familiar materials. Perfect for artists and non-artists

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION The Coffee Shop, 1321 Locust St, Walnut Creek

alike-drawing skills are not necessary. Bring your journal and your

$8: 1 class

favorite art supplies to each class. Materials list online at

Class 34465

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/6

www.communityarts.org.

Class 34466

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/20

Class 34467

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

5/4

Class 34468

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

5/18

Class 34469

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/1

INSTRUCTOR : Jeka Lambert LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $82: 4 classes

Class 34461

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

4/3-4/24

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Expressive Watercolor (Beg-Adv)

NEW | Introduction to Printmaking

Let’s explore some rich possibilities by experimenting with

Welcome to the world of printmaking! This class is for artists

watercolor and other mediums. Applying watercolor paint with

and anyone who would like to learn a variety of printmaking

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

techniques such as intaglio relief and screen printing. Through

even salt. Learn some alternative types of paint applications and

demonstrations and hands-on experience, students are introduced

loosen up with expressive effects. By helping you discover your

to various approaches to making and printing in each medium.

own special way of creating personal interpretations of landscapes

Students will also learn how to produce images in multiples. Bring

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

your enthusiasm and be ready to get your hands inky. Materials

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

list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett

INSTRUCTOR : Vicky Chen

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$163: 9 classes

$179: 9 classes

Class 34421

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/3-6/5

No class 5/29

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

4/2-6/11

No class 4/16, 5/28

A D U LT

A D U LT

Figure Drawing

Japanese Brush Painting

Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe

Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art work.

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

Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and allows

value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

you to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers calligraphy

Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough

and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Lectures,

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

demonstrations, individual help each class. “Sumi-e/ Brush

Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used;

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

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor.

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

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$163: 9 classes

$214: 10 classes

Class 34455

Fri

Class 34412 9:00am-12:00pm

4/7-6/9

A D U LT

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

4/3-6/5

No class 5/29

A D U LT

NEW | Handmade Artist Books Not your typical books—these are portable works of art meant to

Mokuhanga: Japanese Woodblock Printing

be enjoyed and shared. We’ll create book-like structures using a

For artists’ in-home studios without a press, this beautiful,

variety of forms, techniques and media—folded, stitched, glued;

low-tech process may be the perfect solution. This workshop

books with pop ups and moveable parts; books that incorporate

introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process,

unconventional materials; books that tell stories with words and

Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock,

without, layered imagery, books as sculpture, objects of beauty

use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on

and more. This class will use the book (and the not so book)

Japanese paper. Participants will cut their own woodblocks and

as a means of artistic expression. Materials list online at www.

create a small edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome.

communityarts.org.

Bring a bag lunch. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Jeka Lambert

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$82: 4 classes

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Class 34436

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

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$202: 3 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 34459

10:00am-4:00pm

Sun

4/23-5/7


Adult A D U LT

Pastel Drawing with Wet Media For the experimental beginner and seasoned pastel artist, this course introduces a fresh splash of wet media to enhance your drawings. Soft pastel is a far more versatile medium that can not

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only be blended to create soft color transitions, but can also be combined with charcoal, watercolor and acrylic which opens the door to texture, layering and innovative mark-making. Traditional processes will also be covered INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $179: 10 classes

Class 34423

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/4-6/6

A D U LT

Perpetually Linear: Explorations in Drawing

Jody Mattison A D U LT

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude

This course explores the essential component of drawing, painting,

and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and

and sculpture: line. Students will discover the multilayered

strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up

and dimensional possibilities that line can emphasize in their

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

work while learning traditional and contemporary methods and

water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics are

techniques. Course projects focus on the exploration of line, using

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in,

traditional and contemporary 2-D and 3-D techniques, including

composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

drawing, image transfers, fiber construction, and assemblage. It is

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

recommended, but not required, that students be familiar with

www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Shannon Schmidt

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$148: 8 classes

$239: 9 classes

Class 34425

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

4/5-5/24

Class 34456

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

4/8-6/10

No class 5/27

A D U LT

Plein Air Painting Experience

A D U LT

philosophy of plein air painting, sketching and designing a

Portrait in PanPastel and Charcoal Pencil

painting. Locations include parks, cityscapes and waterscapes.

We will create painterly portraits using PanPastel and charcoal

Explore direct painting with vibrant color with an emphasis

pencils. The class will focus on capturing the realism without

on light and composition; use of digital camera as a tool for

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

composition and how to include figures in paintings. Suggested

bridge between painting and drawing. It is very forgiving and

text is Kevin Macpherson’s “Landscape Painting Inside and Out”.

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

Students encouraged to be inventive, experiment and develop

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

their own color sense. Enjoy the excitement of morning light and

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

seasonal colors. Oil or acrylic preferred. Materials list online at

capture the essence and resemblance in our portraits. Materials list

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online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Mary Lou Correia

INSTRUCTOR : Seema Mahboob

LOCATION Off-Site

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Enjoy painting in the natural environment! We will discuss the

$155: 6 classes

Class 34471

Fri

$132: 7 classes

10:00am-1:30pm

5/5-6/9

Class 34458

Sat

2:00pm-5:00pm

4/8-5/20

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Printmaking Explorations

Sketchbook Journal Workshop

Introducing the new green printmaking studio. This class will

Whether traveling around the globe or making observations in

offer a variety of printmaking techniques to engage students in

your backyard, journaling is a wonderful way to combine the

the magical world of printmaking, using safer practices and less

joys of drawing with your experiences in life. Find out how you

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

can draw through journaling! Make your journal a personal and

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

creative experience. Learn the methods and materials for quick

instruction and studio time for students to pursue their individual

sketches, long sketches, what to focus on, how to add color and

interests. No experience necessary, the only requirement is

how to keep it all compact and travel ready. First meeting in studio,

enthusiasm! Experienced printmakers welcome. Materials will be

remainder on location. Materials list online at

discussed at first class.

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INSTRUCTOR : Moose Wesler

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$168: 7 classes

$104: 4 classes

Class 34429

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

4/13-6/1

Class 34488

Sat-Sun 10:00am-1:00pm

4/29-5/7

No class 5/18

A D U LT A D U LT

Still Life Painting Like the Old Masters

Secrets of Color

Learn the techniques of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics,

Does color theory make you cross-eyed? Learn the secrets of

work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille,

color in this exciting workshop. Color mixing becomes a breeze

layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-

once you understand the simple rules. Each week we will discover

dimensionality. Previous experience with paint is not necessary.

different aspects to using color, while you assemble a color “bible”

Come to first class with materials from list, ready to work.

to keep as your personal guide. Lecture and demo, with lots of

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

practical painting exercises. Materials list online at

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

www.communityarts.org.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$179: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34452

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

4/6-6/8

$179: 10 classes

Class 34445

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/4-6/6

Sumi-e Mounting and Seal Making

A D U LT

Silk Painting (Int/Adv)

Prepare your sumi-e and/or calligraphy for framing by adding

One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity

a seal script on a stone, how to mount your work with special

to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory

backing paper called mino-paper, and how to make traditional glue

course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using basic silk

that has been used for mounting masters’ pieces for hundreds

painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately guides the

of years and is still used in museums for restoration. Bring a bag

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

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

a seal and mounting them. This workshop covers how to carve

delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels are welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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$85: 1 class

$15 supply fee per 31’ x 31’ silk

Class 34460

10:00am-4:00pm

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INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $85: 1 class

$30 supply fee due at class

Class 34435

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

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A D U LT

Sumi-e/Brush Painting (Beg)

Watercolor Basics, Fine Arts Style

An exciting workshop to encourage and motivate those who have

Learn the basics of color theory, expert drawing, and watercolor

never painted, as well as those who wish to take full advantage of

techniques using basic primaries and the right brain drawing

the medium’s potential. This class will cover the use of materials,

method. First class teaches all the basics; then students works on

paper, ink and brush. The main subject matter will be bamboo,

a project of their choice. This is a fine arts course where you will

one of the most important sumi-e subjects, containing essential

learn what art school students learn: the basics.

strokes. Techniques for painting a fine sumi-e will be covered. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. Bring a bag lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $179: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34422

$85: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 34434

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

INSTRUCTOR : Wendy Soneson

4/8

Tue

9:30am-12:30pm

4/4-6/6

A D U LT

Make and Mingle Open Studio

A D U LT

The Still Life in Chalk Pastel

Join us for an evening of meeting new people and making

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

for people with all levels of or no experience at all with art making!

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

We’ll have a teaching artist and all the materials ready for you--just

then introduce full color on succeeding projects. Pastel painting

come ready to have fun! Register prior to the evening or pay by

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

credit card on the night of the class.

something fun! Our Make and Mingle Open Studio is a fun event

demonstrations and individual advice each week. Returning students can work on more advanced and individual projects. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Calicraft, 2700 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek $20: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $179: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 34424

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

Class 34448

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

4/12

Class 34449

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

5/10

Class 34450

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

6/14

4/4-6/6 A D U LT

Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv)

Portrait and Landscape Ptg from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis on learning a

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

direct painting process, incorporating principles of design, and

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings.

and representation through demonstrations and individual

Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to

coaching and critiques as needed. Materials list online at

interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs.

www.communityarts.org.

Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational

A D U LT

manner. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$179: 10 classes

Class 34427

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

4/5-6/7

Class 34426

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/7-6/9

$163: 9 classes

Class 34446

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

4/12-6/7

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Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting 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.

FOOD & COOKING A D U LT

Asian Vegetarian Cuisine Using his new cookbook Vegetarian Fusion, Chat invites you to

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

join his quest for healthy eating. Let’s modify popular fusion east

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

and west dishes into vegetarian-friendly meals and maintain the

$134: 9 classes

$92: w/ another CCA class

soul of both worlds. Make dishes with a combination of various

Class 34440

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

4/3-6/5

No class 5/29

cuisines such as French, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Mediterranean, Japanese, Thai, Swiss, and Vietnamese and make them healthier and more beneficial by using only vegetables and their byproducts. Learn to use different seasonings and herbs from both

$149: 10 classes

$103: w/ another CCA class

Class 34439

1:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

4/7-6/9

worlds and prepare popular dishes. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

A D U LT

Open Studio Painting

$133: 3 classes

$40 supply fee due at class

Class 34910

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

5/3-5/17

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

A D U LT

Burmese Cooking Myanmar (Burma) has been a mystery for quite sometimes but its

$118: 10 classes

$59: w/ another CCA class

cuisine is not that elusive. Burmese cuisine is very unique with its

Class 34453

1:00pm-5:00pm

own characteristics that stir interests in the U.S. culinary scene.

Thu

4/6-6/8

Learn to cook popular Burmese dishes in this hands-on class and prepare delicious dishes, such as laphet salad, hot and sour fish

A D U LT

soup, curried noodles, pea fritters, etc.

Open Studio Printmaking Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CCA class within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $133: 3 classes

$40 supply fee due at class

Class 34911

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

5/9-5/23

environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials.

A D U LT

NEW | Caribbean Night: A Taste of Cuba

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Hands-on cooking class with historical overview. We will begin

$118: 10 classes

$59: w/ another CCA class

with an avocado salad duo appetizer: a sweet and sour and

Class 34430

1:00pm-5:00pm

savory version. Your entree, Ropa Vieja “Old Clothes” a typical

Thu

4/6-6/8

Cuban tasty shredded beef stew with olive Oil, garlic and more, accompanied with Arroz Cubano (Cuban rice).For dessert: bananas flambe with Rum Bacardi, simple, exquisite. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

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LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $55: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at class

Class 34634

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

3/16


Adult A D U LT

NEW | Gluten-Free Baking Basics Students learn the basics of gluten-free baking which includes how to blend their own gluten-free mixes, convert recipes, and avoid cross contamination of equipment and ingredients. Students will learn how to make recipes for muffins, cookies, and a pie crust. Class is hands-on. INSTRUCTOR : Amy Fothergill LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $63: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 35109

1:00pm-3:30pm

Sat

3/25

A D U LT

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

Lisa Wong Jackson

Asian cultures have adapted and modified the classic techniques to make them their own. Learn about the various methods and simple techniques of stir-frying, quick and easy food preparation

A D U LT

using fresh ingredients, and taking little time to cook. Make

NEW | Kimchi Workshop

delicious healthy dishes from Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and

Kimchi is a traditional Korean fermented side dish made with

Thai cuisine. Menu includes Beef and Broccoli, Eggplant and Thai

variety of vegetables (napa cabbage, radish and cucumber) with

Basil, Chow Mein, Peppered Shrimp, and more.

seasoning. Also named top healthiest superfood in the world

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

filled with antioxidants and vitamins. We will be making two different types of kimchi in class and learn the art of fermentation

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

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 34908

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

5/31

and pickling process. Guests will go home with jars of kimchi to share with their family and friends. Drinks and kimchi inspired snacks will be served. Please join us for a fun and casual cooking workshop!

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Selena Lee

NEW | Home Cheesemaking: Fresh Feta

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

It’s spring. Farmers markets beckon, happy cows prance on

$138: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at first class

Sonoma hills, and cheesemaking calls! Just in time for brightening

Class 35108

2:00pm-5:00pm

Sat

5/13

spring’s salads and produce, it’s the perfect time to learn how to master rich feta. We’ll learn how to make this beloved cheese from milk to brine and taste some of the best fetas around. Then, we’ll

A D U LT

make a simple party-friendly feta dish to share and mingle over at

Indonesian Cooking

the end of class.

The cooking of the “Spice Islands” fills with aromatic flavors and

INSTRUCTOR : Kirstin Jackson

fresh tropical fruits, herbs and vegetables. Join us in cooking popular Indonesian meals for our dinner. Learn to use Indonesian

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $88: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 35099

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

4/6

herbs and spices and preparing delicious dishes with unusual techniques, such as assorted satay, gado gado, peanut sauce, dried beef curry, grilled fish, and fresh tropical fruit salad. Bring your shape chef’s knife, cutting board, hand towel, apron, and beverage. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 34909

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

4/24

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NEW | Italian Wines and Nibbles

Spring Sushi

Let’s take a trip to Italy! No other country’s food and wines were so

Spring is a perfect time for certain fish with maximum fat and

meant to go together as Italy’s. We’ll explore the wines of a few of

sweet flavor. Let’s make our sushi fresh, light, and clean with a

Italy’s most classic regions including Tuscany, the Piedmont and

variety of seasonal and local offerings. Learn to prepare fresh

Veneto and enjoy them alongside the several antipasti and crostini.

ingredients for various toppings and learn simple techniques in

8 student min, 12 max.

making your perfect sushi. With a hands-on approach, we will

INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Ruiz Hudson, Certified Sommelier and

WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Diploma Holder

make Nigiri (finger rolls) and Maki Nori (seaweed rolls) with the freshest fish and vegetables for your dinner.

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

$53: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

Class 35119

6:00pm-8:30pm

$57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

class 34906

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

3/30

Mon

3/13

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Korean Cooking Tasty and simple are Korean characteristics when it comes to food, not to mention the amount of chilies used, spicy! Join us and cook

NEW | Water Festival, Thai New Year Feast

up some popular Korean dishes and small side dishes, a signature

Thai New Year coincides with the hottest month in Thailand, to

of Korean meals. Learn to make Pa Jon (pancake), Kimchee, Chup

keep cool Thai people wish and bless each other by pouring water

Chae (bean noodles), BBQ ribs, and sweet & spicy chicken. Bring

on one another. It represents purification and the washing away

your sharp chef’s knife or clever, cutting board, hand towel, and

of one’s sins and bad luck. Food also a big part of this celebration

beverage.

with dishes that have meaning of luck for the new year. We will cook five thai popular dishes that are sure will bring good luck to

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

your year.

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

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 34907

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

3/29

A D U LT

Peruvian Flavors We begin with Olive tapas on crostini with olives from Peru, a real treat. Peruvian paella made with shrimp or the entree. For dessert, the delicate Crepes Suzette, flambeed in Grand Marnier, with

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 35068

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

4/11

A D U LT

Wine Analysis: A Journey Through a Glass of Wine Class begins by identifying three types of wine tasters and

butter and fresh orange sauce.

explains how each participant can determine what category of

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

taster they are. Learn to identify and describe the seven major

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

components of wine by blind tasting five very specific wines that

$55: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at first class

exemplify each component of wines structure. Learn the link

Class 34635

6:30pm-9:30pm

between aroma and flavor and be exposed to numerous wine

Thu

5/18

aroma’s. Learn the proper five step technique for tasting a glass of wine used by professionals around the world. INSTRUCTOR : Robert Becker, Certified Wine Educator and

Certified Sommelier LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $55: 1 class

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Sat

2:00pm-4:30pm

3/25

Class 34362

Sat

2:00pm-4:30pm

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GLASS A D U LT

NEW | Earth Day Mosaics! Mixed Media Create a “planetary� mosaic! Using a round flat substrate incorporate various recycled materials, including shattered tempered glass, tiles, glass, mirrors, Italian marble, paints, images and even glitter. Join up and show us your unique earth. Techniques include advanced grouting techniques for special effects, cutting, applications, various adhesives, and more. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $88: 1 class

$65 supply fee due at class

Class 34685

10:00am-4:00pm

Sun

4/2

A D U LT

Fused Glass (Beg-Adv) Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color

A D U LT

Glass Fusing & Slumping

and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping.

Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles,

Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass

jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered

art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new

include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and

techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students.

slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

$178: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 34492

1:00pm-4:00pm

$178: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 34494

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/5-5/24

Class 34495

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/5-5/24

Tue

4/4-5/23

A D U LT

Glass Bead Making (Beg) Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each

A D U LT

student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass

NEW | Mosaic Art Deco

bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how

Using an art deco theme, you will create your own mosaic border

to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface

over a mirror which will be suitable for indoor hanging. Indulge

decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber clothing. No

in specialty glass such as rich coppers, golds, and silvers, as well

previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students

as an array of colored mirror and opaque glass to compliment

welcome. Must have supplies for first class. First class mandatory.

your piece. Learn to transfer an image, glass cutting, application,

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

adhesives and finishing techniques.

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$135: 6 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

$88: 1 class $ 65 supply fee due at class

Class 34491

6:30pm-9:30pm

Class 34686

Tue

4/4-5/9

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

6/3

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HEALTH & FITNESS A D U LT

Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” ‘Adi’ means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is the classical Tantrik Kundalini Hatha Yoga from the trans-Himalayan region. Adi-Yoga brings together meditative movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation) to help cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce daily stress, and improve your sense of wellbeing. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $123: 10 classes

Class 34874

Mon

6:30pm-7:45pm

3/13-5/22

No class 4/17

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $123: 10 classes

Class 34873

A D U LT

Thu

6:30pm-7:45pm

3/16-5/25

No class 4/20.

NEW | Spring into Mosaics Using the colors of Spring, this multimedia mosaic workshop will teach you to incorporate beautiful glass, stunning colored mirrors and multiple ceramic tiles into a burst of beautiful art! Learn cutting techniques, applications, adhesives, substrates, grouting and more. Great for beginners or seasoned mosaic artists. Come ignite your creative spark in a fun and supportive environment.

A D U LT

NEW | Booty Barre Booty Barre is a fun, unique high energy class! Class infuses fitness techniques from Pilates, dance, calisthenics and yoga. You will do exercises on the mat, on the barre and with small exercise

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

balls and hand weights. You will streamline, firm, tighten and tone

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

your entire body without adding bulk. Results from this include;

$88: 1 class

$65 supply fee due at class

Class 34656

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

4/1

balance and posture enhancement, body awareness, flexibility and increased cardiovascular endurance. Bring your own mat, light hand weights, and small exercise balls by second class. INSTRUCTOR : Colleen Anderson

A D U LT

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Glass Fusers Group

$94: 7 classes

The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass

Class 34844

Mon

10:45am-11:45am

3/13-4/24

workers of all levels to continue to study art glass, practice and

Class 34845

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/15-4/26

produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month (June through May, no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical developments and hear guest speakers. Enrollment is open throughout the year at a prorated fee. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

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NEW | Emotional Harmony Qigong Our deepest healing occurs when the body, mind, and spirit are engaged. Emotional Harmony Qigong is a short form based on 5 Element Chinese Medicine. It includes acupressure points, breathing, and movement to stimulate the physiological function of the body,

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inner organs, and meridians flows; posture to center and ground; and sounds, colors, and meditations to cultivate emotional harmony and well-being. (See EHQG video at www.kaleoching.com). Instructors have 40 years of Qigong/Taiji experience and coauthored ‘Chi and Creativity,’ ‘Qi and Grace,’ and others. INSTRUCTOR : Kaleo Ching LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $99: 8 classes

Class 34883

Tue

5:45pm-7:15pm

3/14-5/9

No class 4/18.

A D U LT

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.

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Hatha Yoga Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment. Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

before class.

$123: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

Class 34348

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/30-6/8

No class 5/18

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $99: 9 classes

Class 34477

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

4/3-6/5

10:35am-11:35am

4/1-6/10

No class 5/29

A D U LT

Gentle Pilates

$95: 8 classes

Pilates practice develops core strength, body awareness, coordination,

Class 34479

flexibility and balance. Pilates also improves posture and ease of

No class 4/15, 5/20, 5/27

Sat

movement. This class focuses on movement fundamentals and a gentler approach to the basic Pilates exercises. Both mat and barre exercises inluded. Please bring a yoga mat, towel and yoga block (by second class).

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $109: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Woolums

Class 34478

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

4/5-6/7

$68: 5 classes

Class 34571

Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm

3/15-4/12

1:00pm-2:00pm

4/19-5/17

$68: 5 classes

Class 34572

Wed

INSTRUCTOR : Nancy Spiecker LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $112: 9 classes

Class 34480

Fri

10:00am-11:30am

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NEW | Mindful Movement and Dance

Tai Chi & Qigong

Imagine moving to all types of music in ways that feel good

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through

and natural to your body. Imagine being free to dance solo or

meditation and exercise. In this class we use gentle movement and

with others, with no right or wrong way to move your feet. This

learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch

series draws from dynamic, ecstatic, expressive and meditative

in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai

practices that connect us back to our natural rhythms and our

Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

love for music. Let’s move and feel into our bodies, and notice what happens! Let’s create a community of mindful movers and conscious dancers.

INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park $63: 6 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Michael McFarland and Kamla Sufi LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Class 34593

Thu

9:30am-10:30am

3/16-4/20

Class 34594

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

3/18-4/22

$168: 11 classes

Class 34356

Mon

7:30pm-9:15pm

3/13-5/22

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Zumba

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Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

Zumba fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and

A blend of traditional Pilates mat work and the Slow Method, this

interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise

class takes Pilates to a whole new level. The roller adds elements

in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and

of self-massage, circulation, balance and control while the

easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class.

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available

dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $111: 12 classes

from instructor for $7.

Class 34415

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/14-5/30

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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$159: 13 classes

Class 34420

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

3/15-6/7

Abs and Back Exercises We all love to feel good about our workout. Come join us with this new class. Get your core and back in shape! Everyone should have

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Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/ Flexband

a strong stomach as well as a strong back to stay healthy and be

The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your

isotonic and isometric movements will be performed in each class.

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

fit. You will need a yoga matt and be able to get on the floor. Those that cannot be on their knees can modify when needed. Isolation,

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $33: 5 classes

not required until second class.

Class 34859

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

Fri

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$27: 4 classes

$147: 12 classes

Class 34860

Class 34419

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

3/13-6/5

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

3/17-4/14

11:30am-12:15pm

4/28-6/2

No class 5/12, 5/19

No class 5/29 LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $33: 5 classes

Class 34858

Tue

12:00pm-12:45pm

3/14-4/11

Class 34861

Tue

12:00pm-12:45pm

4/25-5/30

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Meditation for Everyone (All Levels)

Zumba for Beginners

Increase concentration, relaxation, self-awareness and attention

Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic

to breath. Learn to cope more effectively with stress. Opportunity

workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow

to begin a meditation practice or experience practicing meditation

moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising!

with the support of a group. Sessions will include multiple

Come check it out.

techniques to suit the needs of everyone, such as: gentle stretches to release tension, breathing, correct posture, setting an intension, and journaling. Time to come together to enjoy and relax with the

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

company of others. You can choose to sit na chair, sit on floor on

$33: 5 classes

mat with cushion of your choice or lying down on mat.

Class 34853

INSTRUCTOR : Helen Maxie

$27: 4 classes

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $53: 5 classes

Class 34823

Mon Mon

12:00pm-12:45pm

3/13-4/10

12:00pm-12:45pm

4/24-5/22

Wed

3/17-4/14

10:30am-11:15am

4/28-6/2

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 34825

Fri

10:30am-11:15am

No class 5/12, 5/19

No class 4/17

Class 34848

Class 34856

Fri

$33: 5 classes

Class 34854

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

3/14-4/11

Class 34855

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

4/25-5/30

6:00pm-6:45pm

3/15-4/19

No class 5/16

No class 4/12

Class 34849

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

4/26-5/24

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 34826

Thu

12:00pm-12:45pm

3/16-4/20

$33: 5 classes

12:00pm-12:45pm

4/27-5/25

No class 4/13

Class 34850

Thu

Class 34852

Wed

11:00am-11:45am

3/15-4/12

11:00am-11:45am

4/26-5/24

$27: 4 classes

Class 34857

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Qigong For Health and Vitality Qigong is China’s ancient method to strengthen the constitution, promote vitality, prevent and cure disease, prevent premature

Wed

No class 5/17

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aging, and prolong life. Lin Hou Sheng’s 18 Movements benefit the

Traditional Tai Chi

internal organs (enhancing their functions) and related external

Tai Chi is China’s #1 health and longevity exercise, based on

(sensory) organs, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. This class

martial arts and Yin/ Yang principles. It benefits bones, digestive

is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training.

and lymphatic systems, balance, coordination, strength, and the

Master Adam Wallace, certified with almost 30 years experience,

Mind-Body connection. The Simplified Yang Style 24-Step Form

teaches the skill with depth, clarity and precision.

was created for ease in learning and practice, and is appropriate

INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace

for both beginners and students with prior knowledge. Master

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $73: 5 classes

Class 34864

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

3/13-4/10

Adam Wallace, certified with almost 30 years experience, teaches the skill with depth, clarity and precision. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$45: 3 classes

Class 34865

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

5/8-5/22

$73: 5 classes

Class 34862

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

3/13-4/10

9:00am-10:00am

5/8-5/22

$45: 3 classes

Class 34863

Mon

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Move to Improve Your Balance Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. This class is based on the Feldenkrais Method which uses creative and innovative movements that will feed and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be done sitting, standing and walking. Learn to improve the quality of your life. Your instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years, will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes

Class 34822

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

3/27-5/8

No class 4/17

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Chair Yoga This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of the floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility or for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat to class. Before registering for this class, please call the instructor at (925) 4625285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

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$97: 11 classes

Flexband/Chair Fitness for Stronger Bodies

Class 34816

Thu

10:15am-11:15am

3/16-6/1

No class 4/20

This unique and effective strength building class is for all ages and abilities! The secret to our success is incorporating flex band resistance training with slow movements-for a slow burn workout. Students are amazed by how much they can do safely, as well

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Seniorcise

as how great they feel, even after the first class. Using a chair

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

for stability and flex band for muscle building, you will increase

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

strength, balance and coordination and general well being.

Muscle toning with light weights. Bring a pair of 1 to 3lb hand

Attentive instructor has over 22 years fitness experience. Flex band

weights and come exercise to your favorite hits from big band

available in class for purchase $7. Wear comfortable clothing,

through music of the 1960s.

pants and shirt, workout clothing not required.

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$53: 10 classes

$109: 9 classes

Class 34819

Class 34872

No class 4/17

Tue

10:00am-10:50am

3/14-5/23

No class 4/18, 5/12. Flexbands available from instructor for $7.

Class 34820

Mon Wed

No class 4/19

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3/13-5/22

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Adult

JEWELRY

A D U LT S 5 0 +

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. Come and have fun!

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Jewelry Casting 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

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat

jewelry. Wax, bronze and most other supplies, and tools provided.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Silver is not provided. Materials list handout at first class.

$49: 6 classes

Class 34802

Fri

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

1:00pm-2:00pm

3/17-4/28

No class 4/21 $41: 5 classes

Class 34803

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $198: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 34486

12:00pm-3:00pm

Fri

4/7-6/9

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Jewelry Fabrication (Beg)

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Gentle Yoga

This class covers all of the basic techniques that will keep you

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 rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to class. Before registering for class, please call instructor at (925)

complicated techniques and designs. The class uses lectures, demos and handouts to cover sawing, soldering, finishing and basic stone setting. You will be designing and making jewelry as you learn. Silver, copper, or brass sheet and wire will be used. Brass, copper and tools will be provided. Materials list handout at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

462-5285.

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $97: 11 classes

Class 34818

working for years. You will get a good basis to advance to more

Tue

11:00am-12:15pm

3/14-5/30

8:45am-10:00am

3/16-6/1

$198: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 34484

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/4-6/6

Class 34485

Thu

12:00pm-3:00pm

4/6-6/8

No class 4/18

Class 34817

Thu

No class 4/20

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NEW | Makers Series: Party Earrings Join this workshop and make a pair of studs or shoulder-dusters from scratch. We will begin with visual examples and conversation to inspire your party earrings. Technical demonstrations will follow, including but not limited to, using a saw, files, drill, pliers, rolling mill, hammers, and torch. Then dive into your designs with open work time. One-on-one conversation will keep your project moving forward. Expect to leave with a finished pair of earrings.

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Become a part of the Walnut Creek Arts+Rec family, and keep up

INSTRUCTOR : RaĂŻssa Bump

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

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

facebook.com/CommunityArtsWC

$123: 2 classes

facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec

Class 34487

$15 supply fee due at first class

Sat-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

4/29-4/30

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NEW | Maker’s Series: Seed Beaders Design Workshop

MUSIC

This workshop is for new and established seed bead jewelry designers who want to take their work to the next level. Instructor will show her work, talk about her design process and give you insider tips on combining good design with sound construction techniques. Students are encouraged to bring their original work for sharing and advice. INSTRUCTOR : Jeka Lambert LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $38: 1 class

Class 34482

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

5/7

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Metal Clay Intensive This class is designed for beginning students and those seeking to refresh skills and learn new ones. The initial project will be a simple silver two-sided project, chosen to teach thickness, texture, appliqué, and carving techniques. Beyond the basic skills

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African Drumming

required for this project, more advanced techniques will be taught,

Enrich the mind, body and spirit with the excitement of West

including stone setting, bail design and structure, ring sizing and

African drumming! Beginning students will gain a foundation in

construction, torch and kiln firing, final finishing and polishing.

rhythm while developing fine motor skills, improving listening

Students will create pendants, earrings and rings. All tools will be

and cooperation skills and developing creativity and confidence

provided by instructor.

through artistic performance. Students will also gain new perspectives, attitudes, and cultural awareness as they learn the funda-

INSTRUCTOR : Arlene Mornick

mentals of playing Djembe & Doundun Drums and singing, and

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $151: 2 classes

Class 34481

creating their own theatrical music performance!

$85 supply fee due at first class

Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm

4/29-4/30

INSTRUCTOR : Alhassane Camara LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $98: 8 classes

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Class 34388

Open Studio Jewelry

Sat

4:00pm-5:00pm

4/1-6/10

No class 4/8, 5/20, 5/27

Open to all experienced jewelers and current jewelry students. Work independently on any jewelry or metalsmithing project of your choice and have access to all the tools the jewelry department has to offer. No instruction is included and participants

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Community Chorus

provide their own materials. A monitor will be on site to make

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

sure equipment is used properly and cleanliness of the space is

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

maintained.

ting, and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary and all levels are welcome!

INSTRUCTOR : Natalia Alexandrova

INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $83: 8 classes

$41: Fee w/ another CAE class

Class 34483

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

No class 5/29

4/10-6/5

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $112: 10 classes

Class 34596

Mon

No class 5/29

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Flock of Flutes Join the Flock and soar with the East Bay’s only flute choir. Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better flutist. Prerequisite: 3 years playing experience, good rhythm, tone and sight reading skills. Mid-year enrollment is possible. Please call (415) 200-6617 for audition to be scheduled by appointment only. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $390: 33 classes

Class 33044

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/13-5/30

No class 4/4

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Guitar for Adults (Beg) Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature and standard music notation, while playing beautiful melodies. Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

Listening to Music: Classical Period

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $98: 8 classes

Class 34611

Mon

The “Listening to Music” series continues with the classical period, 7:00pm-7:50pm

4/10-6/5

No class 5/29

roughly 1750-1825. We will listen to music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and others. Material is presented via lecture, listening and class discussion. Join us! INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios

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LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Jazz Band Ensemble

$73: 6 classes

Feel the thrill of being part of a full jazz ensemble. Play music of the jazz masters from the 1930s to the present day. At least four

Class 34616

Fri

10:00am-12:00pm

4/21-5/26

years of experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight reading skills are required. Auditions required. Please call (925)

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676-8203.

Native American Flute Circle

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

A mixed level ensemble, all levels welcome. We will play a new

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

song every week that explores the wonderful and beautiful tone

$390: 33 classes

of the Native American flute. Beginning students will learn the

Class 33040 No class 4/6

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/15-5/25

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 instruments may be purchased from instructor for at-home use. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $100: 9 classes

Class 34615

Wed

11:30am-12:20pm

4/12-6/7

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

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NEW | Resumes That Get You in the Door Anyone who has ever tried to write his own resume knows how hard it can be. This class will make the process easier by telling you what employers really want to see. Learn how to format your

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resume; what to leave in and what to leave out; and what mistakes

CPR & First Aid Combo

to avoid. Find out what happens to your resume after you click

Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and

“Submit.” Optional: Stay for the final 30 minutes to begin to draft your resume in class.

are good for two years. Class includes introduction in use of

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Franklin

defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

$63: 1 class

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

Class 35121

$65: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 34358

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

3/25

Class 34359

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

4/29

Class 34360

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

5/20

Mon

6:30pm-8:30pm

4/10

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NEW | Yikes to Yippee Beginning Improv Learn methods to enrich communication and conquer performance anxiety, in a safe and friendly environment. Participants learn to

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NEW | How to be Happy (At Work) This class is for anyone who has ever watched the clock at work, wondering whether they’re in the right job. Come learn how your interests, values, skills and personality all factor into your career

turn fear into trust; turn worry into confidence; turn negativity into cooperation; turn problems into solutions; turn stress into spontaneity; turn ho-hum to fun! Theatre games and exercises will be guided by your coach, who has taught improv since 1995. JOIN US to learn how to turn your ‘Yikes’ to ‘ Yippee!’

choice. In class, you will identify your occupational interests to

INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Candace Campbell

begin the journey toward your ideal career. You’ll leave with

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

resources for making that career a reality.

$100: 4 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Franklin

Class 34767

Thu

6:30pm-8:30pm

3/23-4/13

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $63: 1 class

Class 35120

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Mon

6:30pm-8:00pm

3/13

Do you have life stories you would like to share with family and

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NEW | Interview with Confidence Even the most self-assured of us can turn to jelly in a job interview. In this class, you’ll discover what employers really want to hear and you’ll learn what to do before, during, and after the interview to increase your chances of an eventual job offer. You’ll not only

friends? Join this fun 8-week class and learn how to write your life stories. No writing experience 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.

find out the right way to answer your most dreaded interview

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris

questions but have a chance to craft your own answers in a no-

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

pressure environment.

$83: 4 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Franklin

Class 34807

Wed

2:00pm-4:00pm

3/15-4/5

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Class 34808

Wed

2:00pm-4:00pm

5/3-5/24

$63: 1 class

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Mon

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Advanced Memoir Writing

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! In this class we will emphasizes

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris

pronunciation, vocabulary and reading. You will get the practice

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

you need to allow you to reach a level where you can finally have

$83: 4 classes

real conversations with native speakers. We will review grammar,

Class 34811

Thu

2:00pm-3:59pm

3/16-4/6

learn new expressions and idioms to improve your knowledge of

Class 34812

Thu

2:00pm-4:00pm

5/4-5/25

the language. INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney

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LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Memoir Writing For Millennials

$93: 9 classes

Learn how to shape personal essays or book length memoir with

Class 34869

the essential elements of memoir writing craft, such as storyarc,

No class 4/10, 4/17

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/13-5/22

theme, character, dialogue and the reconstruction of events. INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

$103: 10 classes

$83: 4 classes

Class 34870

Class 34809

Tue

6:00pm-8:00pm

3/21-4/11

Class 34810

Tue

6:00pm-8:00pm

5/2-5/23

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/17-6/2

No class 4/14, 4/21

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NEW | Beginning Yoga Philosophy

Memoir Writing Group

Imagine receiving the knowledge of ancient yogic scriptures

A weekly group where students who have completed Beginners

concisely, precisely and logically compressed into an tapestry of

and Advanced Memoir Writing can continue to write and receive

196 potent sutras or aphorisms (sutra = thread). Whether you are

constuctive critique.

a long-time practitioner or have never taken a yoga or philosophy class, this series awakens a portal to the ageless wisdom of The

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris

Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali, one of the six major Classical scriptures

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

of India; outlining the key teachings leading to unity of mind, body,

$83: 4 classes

spirit, society, Nature and one’s best life. The class is simplified,

Class 34813

Tue

2:00pm-4:00pm

3/21-4/11

experiential and understandable for Westerners in a light-hearted

Class 34821

Tue

2:00pm-4:00pm

5/2-5/23

supportive setting. INSTRUCTOR : Leena St. Michael

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LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Beginning Spanish I

$75: 4 classes

This program is designed for adults who want to learn Spanish in

Class 35484

Wed

12:30pm-2:15pm

3/15-4/5

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 using vocabulary for everyday use. Come and join us and let’s start this ‘fiesta’. INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $103: 10 classes

Class 34871

Fri

5:30pm-6:30pm

3/17-6/2

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Tech Buddies: All About iPads This two-session class is a great opportunity to learn all about your iPad in a small group setting, where you can get your individual questions answered by the instructor. In the first meeting we’ll review the iPad’s features and capabilities and practice performing basic tasks. In the second meeting we’ll explore what you can actually DO with your iPad, from taking and sharing photos to searching the web to organizing your life. Finally, we’ll discuss the world of apps, looking at some popular apps such as iBooks and Maps, and discovering how to find good apps that match your interests. Handouts included. Class size limited to seven. INSTRUCTOR : Martha D. Strizich LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

A D U LT

$78: 2 classes

Beginning Bridge Many card games are fun, but Bridge provides fun and challenges.

Class 34798

Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

5/4-5/11

Class 34799

Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

5/18-5/25

Each hand is a unique adventure. Introduction to Bridge is for those who have never played or are rusty players. You do not need

A D U LT 

a partner to play in this 8 week class. Meet new people who are

NEW | Quick and Healthy Meals for One or Two from Trader Joe’s and More

interested in learning this stimulating game. Accompanying book available for purchase at class.

Want new ideas for meals that are easy to prepare for one or two?

INSTRUCTOR : Trisha O’Connor LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $93: 8 classes

Class 34876

Wed

Discover which products you can simply “heat and eat” and how to use simple ingredients to create delicious healthy meals. If you are looking for inspiration, specific product information and

10:00am-11:45am

3/15-5/10

simple, yet flavorful recipes, this class are for you whether you are cooking for one, two or more. We will lunch on delicious samples.

No class 4/19

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

A D U LT

Bridge Class: Defense In this third of four bridge classes offered throughout the year, you

$43: 1 class

$10 lab fee due at class

Class 35480

10:30am-12:30pm

Fr

3/31

will improve your ability to take tricks when defending, something you do half of the time when playing Bridge. Whether you want to play just for fun or are interested in serious competition, this class will elevate your enjoyment of bridge using a hands-on learning

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Mah-Jongg

approach developed by top teachers and players. Meet other

Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles

bridge players and make new friends in a friendly and engaging

rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard

learning environment. Instructor is an accredited bridge teacher

hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small

and accomplished player. This class assumes introductory-level

amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced

bridge skills. Accompanying book available for purchase at class

with a lot of mental stimulation.

for further study.

INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Fraga

INSTRUCTOR : Grant Robinson

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

$43: 4 classes

$9 Supply fee due at first class

$93: 8 classes

Class 34804

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/14-4/4

Class 34875

Class 34805

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/25-5/16

1:00pm-4:00pm

5/23-6/13

Thu

10:00am-12:00pm

class 4/20

3/30-5/25
No

No class 4/18

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Adult A D U LT S 5 0 +

Beginning Spanish For Seniors I This program is designed for people 50 years old and up 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 using vocabulary for everyday use. Come and join us and let’s start this “fiesta.”

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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.

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney

Class size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

iron or pitching wedge to the first class. Clubs provided upon request at class.

$93: 9 classes

Class 34866

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

3/13-5/22

INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course

No class 4/10, 4/17

$93: 6 classes $5 ball fee to be paid at each class

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Beginning Spanish For Seniors II Let’s continue this Spanish Fiesta! This program is designed

Class 34573

Tue

9:30am-10:30am

3/14-4/18.

Class 34574

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/14-4/18

Class 34575

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/9-4/13

for people 50 and over and have some experience speaking Spanish and are looking for review and more extensive practice. Knowledge of fundamental grammar points and vocabulary

Gymnasium RENTALS

needed.

Tice Valley, Foothill and Walnut Creek Intermediate gymnasiums are available for public and private rentals. Book your special

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $93: 9 classes

Class 34868

Mon

2:30pm-3:30pm

3/13-5/22

events (basketball/volleyball, practices) with us. For further information call the Tice Gym rental line at (925) 256-3560.

Fall/Winter Basketball Leagues Adult Basketball Leagues

A D U LT S 5 0 + 

NEW | Memory Training

(925) 943-5899 x2426 Sunday 5-on-5

Fall/winter leagues are currently in progress. To request a

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 misplaced items (glasses, keys, cell phone, etc.)

registration packet for spring Sunday night 5-on-5 or for questions about the adult basketball leagues, email Wes Allnutt at 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.

INSTRUCTOR : Dave Mora LOCATION  Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $122:  4 classes

Class 35482

Tue

10:00am-12:00pm

3/14-4/4

Class 35483

Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

5/2-5/23

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Adult ALL NEW Racquet Sport Classes at Tice Gym - Summer 2017 This Summer 2017, Walnut Creek Recreation is pleased to announce new classes in Pickleball, Badminton, Table Tennis and Chess at Tice Gym. All classes will be taught by Lifetime Activities instructors, the City’s Walnut Creek Tennis Center operator. Look for these new offerings next quarter in the Youth and Adult Sports Section. Drop by our free open house on June 3 to sample the classes and join us for Movies Under the Stars at Tice featuring Sing..

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.

Volleyball leagues Adult Volleyball Leagues

(925) 943-5899 x2426

Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s To request a registration packet or for questions about the adult volleyball leagues, email Wes Allnutt at 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

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

list by emailing Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Free

Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

agents list is distributed to team managers as we do not place

Odyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th –

individuals on teams.

8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email OdysseyVball@ astound.net for more information.

adult drop-in sports Adult Drop-in Badminton

The drop-in programs meet on M, W 9am-1pm, and F from 9am-

WCASI provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For more information, go to www.wcasi.org.

12pm at Tice Valley Gym. Call 925-256-3572 for winter schedule.

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

Cost is $5. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more

Adult Drop-in Pickle Ball

information, log on to www.wcbaseball.org.

The drop-in programs meet on M, W, Th 9am-1pm, and F from

Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745

9am-12pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Call 925-256-3572 for winter

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth

schedule. Cost is $5. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old.

Adult Drop-in Basketball

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Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955

Log on to www.wcyfmarauders.com.

The basketball drop-in program meets Monday - Friday from 1:00-

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

3:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $5. Participants must be 18

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18.

years of age or older.

For information, visit www.wcsc.org.

Adult Drop-in Volleyball

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11,

7:00-10:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $6 and is open to the

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Go to www.

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS

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 to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving

AARP Tax-Aide

members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are

The AARP Tax-Aide program was created to help low-and middleincome taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and over,

provided and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more

prepare and file their income tax returns with the IRS, free-of-

information.

charge. Locations are equipped to file your return electronically

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

allowing you to receive your refund much faster. The program is designed to serve the file simple tax returns. If your tax return is relatively complex, you will be advised to seek professional

Free

Every Wed

9:00am-3:00pm

tax assistance. Call (925) 943-5851 to make a tax preparation appointment at the Civic Park Community Center. Appointments required.

Bingo Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Cards are

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

sold separately for each session for $1 each. Paper games are also

Free

played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for

Thu 8:00am-5:00pm

2/2-4/13

keeping your brain healthy and challenged, as well as having fun with friends. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

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.

$1 Per Card

Every Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

This popular community event plays host to families large and small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early!

Bridge drop-in Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required.

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon

$3 Adults/$1.50 Children under 12

Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator

Sun

9:00am-11:45am

4/2, 5/7, 6/4

is required. Please contact Barbara Meyer at (925) 689-3591. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Friday Socials

$1 Drop-In

Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

Every Tue

12:15pm-4:00pm

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

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 change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $20 Pre-registration

attend. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free / $2 lunch

Fri

Marathon Bridge

11:00am-12:45pm

4/28, 5/19, 6/23

Every Fri

12:00pm-4:00pm

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 Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

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Adults 50+ Card Making Workshops

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

Come and learn new techniques for card making in this fun and

Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced

easy workshop. Pre-registration required. Call (925) 943-5851 to

and new learners are welcome.

register. Please bring a pair of scissors and glue. All other supplies included.

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Instructor : Linda Rogers

Every Tue

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

1:00pm-4:00pm

No Drop-In 4/18

$10: 1 class

Mon

9:00am-11:00am

3/27, 4/24, 5/22

Movie Matinee

Hooked On Books

Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first

If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not

want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great

required; however seating is limited.

Monday of each month. Your $1 admission includes a bag of

group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

$1 Drop-In

1:00pm-4:00pm

$1 Drop-In

Mon

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Tue

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

4/4, 5/2

1:00pm-3:00pm

4/3, 5/1, 6/5

Petanque Learn to play this French game that’s a cross between bocce ball and horseshoes. It’s fun and easy, and no experience is required.

Investment Discussion Group

LOCATION Back Patio, Civic Park Community Center

All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 9435851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

Every 2nd and 4th Tue

2:00pm-4:00pm

Pinochle Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

to learn how to play.

$1 Drop-In

Tue

$1 Drop-In

1:30pm-3:00pm

4/25, 5/16, 6/20

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Let’s Sing! Love to sing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s and enjoy Broadway show tunes. Join the fun and receive some vocal instruction and have the opportunity to either sing as part 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 a sense of physical and mental wellbeing. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics are provided. Volunteer coordinator: Robin Wolf

Every Mon

ScreenTime Enjoy watching feature-length films which are followed by a discussion. You’ll view a variety of films featuring biographies, 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 their thoughts and ideas about that day’s program. Meets the

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

second Monday of the month.

$1 Drop-In

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Every Fri

1:30pm-3:00pm

Free

Mon

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4/10, 5/8, 6/12


Adults 50+ 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

ADULTS 50+ SERVICES

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

Hot Meals

musicals, and more.

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-Noon one day ahead for a reservation.

$1 Drop-In

Every Fri

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

9:30am-11:00am

$2: Suggested Donation

Snappy Cats

Mon-Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

No meals served 4/17–4/21, 5/29

Blood Pressure Screening Drop in on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to check your blood

Free

Every Fri

Fri 11:30am-12:30pm

pressure.

9:30am-11:00am

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center Free

Tennis Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50.

Wed

9:30am-11:00am

4/12, 5/10

Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Trivia Fan-Atics Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good laugh and lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this

Care Management

is the activity for you! Join us on the first Wednesday of each

The Care Manager can help you with a variety of senior resources,

month for a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a dropin activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and Cindy Mohler. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

appointments are available at the Civic Park Community Center the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00am-11:30am. Call (925) 943-5851 to schedule your appointment. Spanish or Cantonese

$1 Drop-In

Wed

services and information on senior topics. Care Management

appointments can be accommodated upon request. 2:00pm-4:00pm

4/5, 5/3

Deaf Seniors Club

Walking Buddies 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

Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call California Relay Services, VOICE 1 (800) 735-2922 or TTY by calling 1 (800) 735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 9435851. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

coordinator.

Free

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Every Wed

$2 Drop-In

Every Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:15am-12:00pm

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:15am-12:00pm

9:30am-4:00pm

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Adults 50+ 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.

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,

Insurance Counseling

where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-

Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the second

date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest drop-in

Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm.

activities, services and travel opportunities. For January-December,

Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. No Long Term Care

annual dues are only $15. Club members enjoy discounts on

counseling available at the WCSC.

special events, savings on local and international trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services including blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income

Office of Aging Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020.

Senior Legal Services

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 Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851

Mondays

for your appointment.

Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

Senior Peer Counseling Senior peer counseling is available for individual one-on-one, 45-minute counseling sessions the first three Thursdays of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

Screentime: 1:00pm-3:00pn, Lounge*

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

Transportation Services

Wednesdays

You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek

Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from

Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room*

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 3:30pm. (Please note: due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical

Thursdays Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925)

Fridays

943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek

Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall*

Seniors Club member to participate.

Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Let’s Sing!: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Social Hall

Wills Preparation Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30pm-3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

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

AG ES 1 6 & U P

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday events each month. 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

AG ES 8 & U P

Saturday events will be from the Civic Park Community Center.

Specialized Recreation Karate

LOCATION TBD

If you have ever wanted to try the martial arts but thought that your

Sat

4/15, 5/13, 5/27

“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

AG ES 1 6 & U P

and abilities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT

Specialized Recreation Dances

recommended.

Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with song

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $39: 6 classes

Class 35282

Thu

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. Join your friends and dance to

5:30pm-6:15pm

4/13-5/25

No class 4/20

your favorite tunes. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

AG ES 1 6 & U P

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

4/14

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

5/19

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Joline Sewell for this specially designed cardio program for special needs. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $39: 6 classes

Class 35266

Mon

5:30pm-6:15pm

4/10-5/22

LOCATION Concord Senior Center

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

6/23

AG ES 1 6 & U P

Specialized Recreation Dinner Club Join us as we tour the bay area to sample foods of various cultures.

No class 4/17

Our very own City of Walnut Creek hosts some of the best restaurants in the area and we’ll take the opportunity to try as many as we can.

AG ES 1 6 & U P

Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited to

Specialized Recreation Yoga

the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist each

Join yoga instructor Kristen Stewart for this specifically designed yoga program that allows developmentally disabled adults and young adults to gain the benefits of the philosophy and practice of yoga. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended.

participant with their meal and beverage selection. Drop off and pickup will be at the Civic Park Community Center. Price includes dinner, gratuity and transportation. LOCATION TBD $38: 1 class

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

4/12, 5/17

$39: 6 classes

Class 35284

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

4/12-5/24

No class 4/19

AG ES 1 6 & U P

Specialized Recreation Movie Fest Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great

All registration forms and payment must be accompanied with an

time! Price includes admission for the double feature and popcorn.

emergency health form provided by the Specialized Recreation

This double feature is held at the Civic Park Community Center in

Program. To receive your emergency and registration form and to

downtown Walnut Creek.

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

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $15: 1 class

Class 35283

Sat

11:00am-3:00pm

4/29

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Aquatics

AQUATICS

CLARKE SWIM CENTER

Recreational Swimming

Located in Heather Farm Park

Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all

1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek

times. Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any

(925) 943-5856

kind is prohibited.

• Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Certified professional lifeguards • Heated locker rooms and showers • Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment • Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board • Seasonal children’s pool • Seasonal Inflatable in water obstacle courses • Rentable Birthday Party Picnic Area • Rentable meeting room

Clarke Swim Center

Current - June 11, 2017 50 meter pool only; Sat-Sun, 12:00pm-4:00pm *See facility description for closure dates

Lap Swimming All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of

• Vending machines

lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to

FACILITY CLOSED

kind is prohibited. Fitness Center for use by adults, 18 and older.

April 16, June 3, 4. More dates TBD

Closed toe shoes and clothing must be worn at all times.

accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any

Use at own risk.

WEEKEND HOURS

May 29

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER *GRAND RE-OPENING June 12* Located by the Lindsay Wildlife Experience

LAP SWIM (13yrs & older) Clarke Swim Center

Current – June 11, 2017 Monday - Friday

5:30am - 4:00pm

Monday - Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm

2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek

Saturday - Sunday

(925) 943-5861

*See facility description for closure dates

11:00am - 4:00pm

• Newly renovated 25yr x 25m heated pool • 1 meter diving board • ADA access stairs • Certified professional lifeguards • Renovated locker rooms and showers • All Abilities Splash Pad with Play deck and slides • Rentable Party Picnic Area • Family changing/restroom

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. Clarke Swim Center

Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee.

Current - June 11, 2017

No refunds

Saturday - Sunday 12:00 am - 4:00 pm All participants ages 7-17 must be accompanied by a swimming adult (18 and up). *See facility description for closure dates

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Admission Fees Daily Admission Fees

party and day camp rentals Our facilities are great for end-of-the-year private school parties and summer day camp/care recreational swimming opportunities. Call now to reserve your spot for hours of summer fun. Contact

One time entrance - no in/out privileges. Splash Pass $2 w/ any

Karen Heaston-Martin at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2438 for more

type of admission.

information. Space is limited so sign up early!

Children (6 and Under)

$3.50

Youth (7-17)

$4.25

Adults (18 & older)

$5.00

Lap Swim (13yrs & older)

$5.00

Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

Certification Courses American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012) Lifeguard training leads the way to a great summer job or

Children (6 and under) $45.00

challenging career as a professional lifeguard. Through videos,

Age (7-17) $56.25

guided discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn: teamwork,

Age (18 & older) $63.75

rescue techniques, surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and

Lap Swim (13yrs & Older) $63.75

many other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard.

Lap Swim/Fitness Center DISCOUNT Monthly Pass

Lifeguard training is a great way to stay active, meet people and prepare for an exciting and important lifesaving role. • Must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate.

Monthly (based on 30 days) $60.00

• Must be 15 years old by the last day of class.

6 Month

(based on 182 days) $340.00

• Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

Annual

(based on 357 days) $640.00

Location Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

SUMMER RECREATIONAL SWIM PASS

FEE $213/ (Includes books & certification)

Unlimited use during recreational swimming hours at both Clarke

Class 33811

Sat/Sun

9:30am-5:30pm

3/4-3/12

Swim Center and Larkey Swim Center. Valid: June 12, 2017– Sep-

Class 33812

Mon - Fri

9:30am-5:30pm

4/3-4/6

tember 4, 2017 Non-refundable, non-transferable. Not valid for lap

Class 33813

Sat/Sun

9:30am-5:30pm

5/13 – 5/21

swim or water exercise classes. Per Person

$60

Splish Splash Party Area Reservations Reserve table space for your pool side party at Clarke Swim Center. Rental includes 5 picnic tables under a covered area. Use of charcoal barbeque and access to refrigerator for food storage. Admission for up to 20 guests during fall recreational swimming hours. Weekends 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Package price: $140.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING REVIEW COURSE This course is designed for individuals that hold current certifications in Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED which will expire soon (before this spring or summer 2017) who need to renew their certifications before they expire in half the time as a regular certification course. Participation in class does not constitute automatic renewal of certification. Must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate. Must provide proof of current certification. Location Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

Spring and Summer packages start June 17, 2017

FEE $100: (includes Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED certification cards)

Package information and reservations please call (925) 943-5899

Class 34090

Sat/Sun

10:00am-5:00pm

3/18-3/19

ext. 2428 or email gerow@walnut-creek.org

Class 34091

Sat/Sun

10:00am-5:00pm

4/22-4/23

Looking for something inside? Poolside room rental also available throughout the year. Please call/email for pricing and availability.

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Aquatics

Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

NEW | Aqua Boot Camp This circuit based class will include upper body, lower body, total body and cardio movements. Incorporation of agility, balance and strength training, will give each participant a full body workout with

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a

modifications for beginners through advanced participants to include

year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program.

core training and movements. Classes are sure to be fun and functional,

Head Coach: Mike Heaney, www.walnutcreekaquabears.org

while bringing new energy, new music and movements to this water

(925) 939-5990

based work out class.

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

Our Masters (ages 19-90) team is one of the finest and most fun in the country, providing a competitive swimming program and structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. *Drop-in: try

Instructor : Ashley LaMorte LOCATION Clarke Swim Center $66/12-CLASS PUNCH TICKET (VALID 2 YEARS) OR DROP-IN $7

Tues/ Thurs

8:00am & 9:00am (shallow water)

any practice $8 (register at front counter). See team website for membership and practice times. Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien, www.swim4wc.org, (925) 280-5421

Registration Information

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

Registration begins February 22

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams

Online: www.walnutcreekrec.org

in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program for all ages and abilities. Head Coach: Kim Probst , www.aquanuts.org, (925) 934-4792

Fax to: (925) 938-7529 Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598. Scan and email to: recreation@walnut-creek.org No phone-in registrations accepted!, Registration form on page 89

Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC)

WCSC is one of the oldest and finest recreational swim teams in the county celebrating our 53rd year. We pride ourselves in

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS

creating an atmosphere where not only do swimmers improve but

Please read the course descriptions and think carefully about the

there is great family fun for everyone!

prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for his/her

www.walnutcreekswimclub.org,

development. Please know that it may take your child more than one

director@walnutcreekswimclub.org

class session to graduate to the next level. Transfers between classes are at the discretion of aquatics staff. Parents

Exercise/Fitness Courses

may request transfers prior to the first day of the class. An evaluation

Water Aerobics

Spaces cannot be “held.” To register please completely fill out the

Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the

payment is required at time of registration.

may take place the first – third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to re-place your child if needed.

registration slip. List your second and third choices for classes. Full

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

AQUATICS REFUNDS

or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required.

Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first day

Shallow water and deep water classes offered. All classes are 50

of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each refund.

minutes long

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

Location : Clarke Swim Center

for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If

$66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7

you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, please call: (925)

Deep Water Classes: Mon/Wed/Fri

943-5899, ext 2438 or email Heaston@walnut-creek.org. (Doctor’s note

8:00am & 9:00am

Flotation belts provided. Classes ongoing year round.

is required. $10 service fee applies.) We do give refunds for weather or lack of student participation.

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Aquatics NEW | Aquatic Cycling The newest in aquatic exercise & fitness – This in water cycling class combines the challenge of high-intensity cardio and full-body sculpting, while taking advantage of the amazing resistant properties of water. NuWave cycling brings an innovative and fun new alternative to your normal spin class! Comfortable swimwear & water shoes required. Strong swimming skills not required. Instructor : NuWave Location : Clarke Swim Center Fee: $33 SATURdAyS

1/7 - 3/18

SAT 10:00am. 12:15pm 2:30pm

3/18 34179 34196 34216

3/4 34177 34194 34214

3/11 34178 34195 34215

10:00Am - 12:15Pm

3/25 34245 34197 34217

4/1 34180 34198 34218

4/8 34181 34199 34219

4/15 34247 34200 34220

4/22 34182 34201 34221

4/29 34183 34202 34222

5/6 34184 34203 34223

5/13 34185 34204 34224

5/20 34186 34205 34225

NEW | Tri-Fit In Water Circuit Training This group circuit class is based on the three components of a triathlon: swim, bike and run. Using inwater cycling and treadmill equipment combined with swimming and resistant exercises, this hydrodynamic in water circuit is great for athletes of all levels looking to push their limits and for those looking for a fitness class for weightloss or rehabilitation that is kind to your joints and muscles using the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance to take your fitness to a better place. Take your workout to the next level with TriFit! Comfortable swimwear & water shoes required. Instructor : NuWave Location : Clarke Swim Center Fee: $43 SATURdAyS

1/7 - 3/18

SAt 11:00am 1:15pm

3/18 34258 34278

3/4 34256 34276

3/11 34257 34277

11:00Am - 12:15Pm

3/25 34259 34279

4/1 34260 34280

Year Round Employment Opportunities Walnut Creek Aquatics is NOW HIRING for Spring & Summer 2017.

4/8 34261 34281

4/15 34262 34282

4/22 34263 34283

4/29 34264 34284

5/6 34265 34285

5/13 34266 34286

5/20 34267 34287

Youth Programs YOUTH COMPETITIVE SWIM & STROKE CLASS Sessions are designed with the summer-recreational swim team swimmer in mind. Instruction includes each of the four competitive strokes and their associated turns, skills and drills.

We are looking for Lifeguards and/or Swim Instructors (15 yrs+)

This course reviews County Swim Meet stroke and turn and

and support staff. We accept American Red Cross Lifeguard

eligibility for 2017. Classes are taught by USA Walnut Creek

Training Certificates or Ellis & Associates International

Aquabears (WCAB) swim team coaches.

Lifeguarding Certificates. Desirable candidates must enjoy the water, outdoors, and children, and possess a current lifeguarding certificate. For more information please call (925) 943-5859. For an application visit our web site at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or come to Clarke Swim Center in Heather Farm Park. We will accept

Instructor : WCAB coaching staff Location Clarke Swim Center $133: 8 classes

Dates

Days

Ages 6-8 4:00-4:45pm

Ages 9-14 4:45-5:30pm

3/6 – 4/5 3/7 – 4/6

Mon/Wed Tue/Thu

33805 33806

33809 33810

applications until all positions are full.

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Aquatics

Swim Lessons Ages 3 & older

Private Lessons $23

1 class SAT/TUE/THU

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.

Sat Tue & Thu

Tue

Sat

Session Times

3/11

3/18

3/25

4/1

4/8

4/15

4/22

4/29

5/6

5/13

5/20

10:15am

35129

35130

35131

35132

35133

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10:40am

35134

35135

35136

35137

35138

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11:05am

35139

35140

35141

35142

35143

35144

35145

35146

35147

35148

35149

11:30am

35150

35151

35153

35154

35156

35157

35158

35307

35308

35309

35310

11:55 am

35311

35312

35313

35316

35317

35318

35319

35320

35321

35322

35323

Session Times

3/7

3/14

3/21

3/28

4/4

3/9

3/16

3/23

3/30

4/6

35329

35330

35331

35332

35333

35339

35340

35341

35342

35343

3:40pm

35324

35325

35326

35327

35328

4:05pm

35334

35335

35336

35337

35338

Thu

4:30pm

35344

35345

35346

35347

35348

35349

35350

35351

35352

35353

4:55pm

35354

35355

35356

35357

35358

35359

35360

35361

35362

35363

5:20pm

35364

35365

35366

35367

35368

35369

35370

35371

35372

35373

5:45pm

35374

35375

35376

35377

35378

35379

35380

35381

35382

35383

6:10pm

35384

35385

35386

35387

35388

35389

35390

35391

35392

35393

group Lessons AGES 1 0 m o S - 3 YR s

Guppy

AGES 3 - 5

Starfish

clarke swim center

$43.50: 6 classes 3 wks (weekdays) 6 wks (saturdays)

$57.00:

Parent/toddler basic water orientation class. Both parent and

Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the

toddler participate in this 20-minute class. Skills include water

water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control,

adjustment for parents and toddlers, holding techniques, entry and

kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement.

exit from the pool edge, games and songs. Floating, arm and leg

Session Times

movement, and breath control may also be included for older toddlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child. Session Times Mon & Wed

5:10pm

I

4/10-4/26 35299

III

V

5/1-5/17

5/22-6/7*

35300

35301*

Mon & Wed

Tue & Thu

Sat 76

5:10pm

I

4/11-4/27 35302

III

5/23-6/8

35303

35304

Session Times

4/15-5/20

10:35pm

35305

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VII

I

4/10-4/26

III

5/1-5/17

V

5/22-6/7*

4:30pm

35207

35208

35209*

5:05pm

35210

35211

35215*

5:40pm

35212

35213

35214*

Session Times

V

5/2-5/18

3 weeks clarke swim center

*No class Monday 5/29 (Memorial Holiday) Fee pro-rated

*No class Monday 5/29 (Memorial Holiday) Fee pro-rated Session Times

6 classes

Tue & Thu

II

4/11-4/27

IV

5/2-5/18

VI

5/23-6/8

4:30pm

35216

35217

35218

5:05pm

35219

35220

35221

5:40pm

35222

25223

35224


Aquatics AGES 5 - 1 1

AGES 3 - 7

Seal

Seahorse $57.00: 6 classes

3 weeks

clarke swim center

$57.00: 6 classes

3 weeks

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Fundamental skill building class. Students must be comfortable

Increase endurance of front and back crawl. Students must be

with floating on front and back with support and submerge head

able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide

for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support

underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class

and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking,

objective: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading

arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

water, diving, and introduction of breaststroke and scissor kick.

Session Times Mon & Wed

I

4/10-4/26

III

5/1-5/17

Session Times

V

5/22-6/7*

4:30pm

35226

35227

35231*

5:05pm

35228

35229

35230*

6:15pm

35232

35233

35234*

Mon & Wed

Tue & Thu

II

4/11-4/27

IV

5/2-5/18

VI

5:40pm

35272

III

V

5/1-5/17

5/22-6/7*

35273

35271*

*No class Monday 5/29 (Memorial Holiday) Fee pro-rated Session Times

*No class Monday 5/29 (Memorial Holiday) Session Times

I

4/10-4/26

Tue & Thu

I

4/11-4/27

5:40pm

35274

$57.00: 6 classes

3 weeks

III

V

5/2-5/18

5/23-6/8

35275

35276

5/23-6/8

4:30pm

35235

35236

35237

5:05pm

35238

35239

35240

6:15pm

35241

35242

35243

AGES 6 - 1 2

Dolphin clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills.

AGES 4 - 1 1

Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must

Lobster

be able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards

$57.00: 6 classes

3 weeks

clarke swim center

of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water

Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills.

for one minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and

Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must

endurance. Introduce breast-stroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns

be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs,

and more diving.

and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective:

Session Times

introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back crawl. I

4/10-4/26

III

5/1-5/17

V

35248

35249

35263*

5:40pm

35250

35251

35264*

6:15pm

35252

35253

35265*

Session Times

II

4/11-4/27

IV

5/2-5/18

Session Times

5/22-6/7*

4:30pm

*No class Monday 5/29 (Memorial Holiday) Fee pro-rated

Tue & Thu

6:15pm

35292

III

V

5/1-5/17

5/22-6/7*

35293

35294*

*No class Monday 5/29 (Memorial Holiday) Fee pro-rated Session Times

Mon & Wed

Mon & Wed

I

4/10-4/26

VI

5/23-6/8

Tue & Thu

I

4/11-4/27

6:15pm

35295

III

V

5/2-5/18

5/23-6/8

35296

35297

AGES 1 5 & o l d e r

Adult/Teen

4:30pm

35254

35255

35256

$57.00: 6 classes

Sat

clarke swim center

5:40pm

35257

35258

35259

Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop

6:15pm

35260

35261

35262

basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill level.

Sat

Session Times

4/15-5/20

VII

10:00am

35298

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WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LifetimeActivities.COM • (925) 945-0105 • Registration begins February 22, 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. • We offer two Spring Sessions that run for six weeks each.

Adult Tennis

ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older) Sessions are 6 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Day Time Session 1 Fee Cardio Tennis Monday 8:00-9:00am 3/20-4/24 $108R/$119NR Cardio Tennis Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm 3/22-4/26 $108R/$119NR Cardio Tennis Sunday 8:00-9:00am 3/26-4/30 $108R/$119NR Beginning Adult Monday 9:00-10:30am 3/20-4/24 $162R/$178NR Beginning Adult Monday 7:30-9:00pm 3/20-4/24 $162R/$178NR Beginning Adult Thursday 9:00-10:00am 3/23-4/27 $108R/$119NR Beginning Adult Saturday 11:00-12:00pm 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Beginning Adult Sunday 11:00-12:30pm 3/26-4/30 $162R/$178NR Advanced Beginning Adult Monday 10:30-12:00pm 3/20-4/24 $162R/$178NR Advanced Beginning Adult Monday 7:30-9:00pm 3/20-4/24 $162R/$178NR Advanced Beginning Adult Thursday 10:00-11:30am 3/23-4/27 $162R/$178NR Advanced Beginning Adult Thursday 6:30-8:00pm 3/23-4/27 $162R/$178NR Advanced Beginning Adult Sunday 1:00-2:00pm 3/26-4/30 $108R/$119NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Monday 6:00-7:30pm 3/20-4/24 $162R/$178NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm 3/21-4/25 $162R/$178NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Wednesday 9:00-10:30am 3/22-4/26 $162R/$178NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Thursday 6:30-8:00pm 3/23-4/27 $162R/$178NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Friday 12:00-1:00pm 3/24-4/28 $108R/$119NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Saturday 8:00-9:00am 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Intermediate/Advanced Adult Sunday 10:00-11:00pm 3/26-4/30 $108R/$119NR Advanced Adult Wednesday 10:30-11:30am 3/22-4/26 $108R/$119NR Advanced Adult Saturday 10:00-11:00am 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Advanced Adult Sunday 9:00-10:00am 3/26-4/30 $108R/$119NR Late Night Drill Monday 9:00-10:00pm 3/20-4/24 $108R/$119NR Late Night Drill Tuesday 9:00-10:00pm 3/21-4/25 $108R/$119NR Late Night Drill Wednesday 9:00-10:00pm 3/22-4/26 $108R/$119NR Backhand/Net Game Friday 11:00-12:00pm 3/24-4/28 $108R/$119NR Backhand/Net Game Saturday 3:30-4:30pm 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Doubles Strategy Monday 6:00-7:30pm 3/20-4/24 $162R/$178NR Doubles Strategy Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm 3/22-4/26 $108R/$119NR Mixed Drill & Play Tuesday 8:00-9:00pm 3/21-4/25 $108R/$119NR Mixed Drill & Play Tuesday 11:00-12:30pm 3/21-4/25 $162R/$178NR Mixed Drill & Play Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm 3/21-4/25 $162R/$178NR Mixed Drill & Play Thursday 8:00-9:00am 3/23-4/27 $162R/$178NR Mixed Drill & Play Friday 9:00-10:00am 3/24-4/28 $108R/$119NR Serve & Return Saturday 12:00-1:00pm 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Serve & Return Sunday 4:30-5:30pm 3/21-4/30 $108R/$119NR Specialty Shot Saturday 1:00-2:00pm 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Ladies 3.5+ Wednesday 8:00-9:30pm 3/22-4/26 $108R/$119NR Ladies Drill & Play Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm 3/22-4/26 $108R/$119NR Men’s Advanced Drill Thursday 8:00-10:00pm 3/23-4/27 $216R/$238NR Men’s 3.5+ Thursday 8:00-10:00pm 3/23-4/27 $216R/$238NR Super Seniors 55+ Friday 10:00-11:00am 3/24-4/28 $108R/$119NR

adult PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 16 & Older)

Session 2 5/1-6/5 5/3-6/7 5/7-6/11 5/1-6/5 5/1-6/5 5/4-6/8 5/6-6/10 5/7-6/11 5/1-6/5 5/1-6/5 5/4-6/8 5/4-6/8 5/7-6/11 5/1-6/5 5/2-6/6 5/3-6/7 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/7-6/11 5/3-6/7 5/6-6/10 5/7-6/11 5/1-6/5 5/2-6/6 5/3-6/7 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/1-6/5 5/3-6/7 5/2-6/6 5/2-6/6 5/2-6/6 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/2-6/6 5/6-6/10 5/3-6/7 5/3-6/7 5/4-6/8 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9

Fee $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $108R/$119NR

Sessions are 6 weeks long • R=Resident,

NR=Non Resident • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Match Play & Strategy

Tues or Fri Tues or Fri Tues or Fri

9:00-10:00am 10:00-11:00am 11:00-12:00pm

3/21-4/28 3/21-4/28 3/21-4/28

youth PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 7-15)

$60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

5/2-6/9 5/2-6/9 5/2-6/9

$60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

Sessions are 6 weeks long • R=Resident, NR=Non

Resident • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 Level Youth Beginning Youth Intermediate

Day Friday Friday

Time 4:00-5:00pm 5:00-6:00pm

Session 1 3/21-4/28 3/21-4/28

Fee $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

Session 2 5/2-6/9 5/2-6/9

Fee $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

Group Pickleball 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 78

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tennis

Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6)

Sessions are 6 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 5:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Tuesday Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Sunday

Time 4:30-5:15pm 5:15-6:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am 9:15-10:00am 1:00-1:45pm

Session 1 3/21-4/25 3/21-4/25 3/23-4/27 3/24-4/28 3/25-4/29 3/26-4/30 3/26-4/30

Fee $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR

Session 2 5/2-6/6 5/2-6/6 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/7-6/11 5/7-6/11

Fee $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR

Session 1 3/20-4/24 3/20-4/24 3/22-4/26 3/23-4/27 3/24-4/28 3/25-4/29 3/25-4/29 3/25-4/29 3/26-4/30 3/26-4/30

Fee $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

Session 2 5/1-6/5 5/1-6/5 5/3-6/7 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/6-6/10 5/6-6/10 5/7-6/11 5/7-6/11

Fee $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9) Sessions are 6 weeks long Student / teacher ratio is 5:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Monday Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

Time 4:00-5:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 3:00-4:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 3:30-4:30pm 8:00-9:00am 9:00-10:00am 4:30-5:30pm 3:00-4:00pm 4:00-5:00pm

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9) Sessions are 6 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 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 3/20-4/24 3/22-4/26 3/24-4/28 3/25-4/29 3/26-4/30

Fee $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

Session 2 5/1-6/5 5/3-6/7 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/7-6/11

Fee $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

Session 2 5/4-6/8 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/6-6/10 5/7-6/11 5/3-6/7 5/3-6/7 5/6-6/10 5/6-6/10 5/7-6/11

Fee $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR $126R/$139NR

Session 2 5/3-6/7 5/3-6/7 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/7-6/11

Fee $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15) Sessions are 6 weeks long Student / teacher 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 (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 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 Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:30pm 6:30-8:00pm 4:30-6:00pm 10:00-11:30am 1:30-3:00pm 10:00-11:30am 6:00-7:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 12:30-2:00pm 5:30-6:30pm 1:30-2:30pm

Session 1 3/23-4/27 3/23-4/27 3/24-4/28 3/25-4/29 3/25-4/29 3/26-4/30 3/22-4/26 3/22-4/26 3/25-4/29 3/25-4/29 3/26-4/30

Fee $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR $126R/$139NR

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-15) Sessions are 6 weeks long Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Tryout is required for this class Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development

Day Wednesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Time 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 2:30-4:30pm 2:30-4:30pm

Session 1 3/22-4/26 3/22-4/26 3/24-4/28 3/25-4/29 3/26-4/30

Fee $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR

Spring Break Youth Camps Level Little Tennis (ages4-6) (5:1) Little Tennis (ages4-6) (5:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1)

Day M-F M-F M-F M-F

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

Camp 2 4/3-4/7 4/3-4/7 4/3-4/7 4/3-4/7

Fee per Camp $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $195R/$216NR $195R/$216NR

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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Open Space

OPEN SPACE

Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. If you are bringing a group of five or more then

Ranger-Led Programs

reservations are required for all programs. Pets are not permitted at Ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most programs are 1 – 1½ hours in length. Children under 16

Lime Ridge Hike

must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day

Sunday March 26, 9:00 to 10:30 pm, Lime Ridge Open Space

of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel most programs. Please call the Ranger listed for more information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

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 corner of Ygnacio Valley

Note: We expect to add spring wildflower walks and perhaps

Road and Montecito Drive. For more information contact Ranger

additional mountain bike programs to this spring’s list of

Art Janke at 925/943-5899 x3521.

programs. Watch for more information at the Ranger stations, kiosks and on the Walnut Creek Open Space Facebook page for up

Howe History Tour

to date information.

Sunday April 2, 1:00 to 2:30 pm Howe Homestead Community Park From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats and pigeon flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk about

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his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required and there is no fee to attend. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/9435899 x3521.

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Open Space Mountain Bike Tour of Shell Ridge Saturday April 8, 9:00 to 11:00am, Shell Ridge, trail TBD Shell Ridge features several mountain bike friendly trails. Bring your mountain bike out for a ride with Ranger Corri Frazier as we explore the many sites and trails of Shell Ridge. This is a kid friendly ride for beginner to intermediate level riders. There is no fee but reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation please contact Ranger Corri Frazier at 925/9435899 x2665.

Who Pooped in the Park? Sunday April 23, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Lime Ridge Open Space Many animals call Lime Ridge home yet they are rarely seen. How do we know they are here? The signs they leave behind tell us who’s in the park and what they are doing. Join us on a search for scat, tracks and other animal signs in the Open Space. Meet the Ranger in the parking lot at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required and there is no fee although donations are always accepted. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 x3521.

Butterfly Garden Work Day Sunday, May 7, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, Howe Homestead Community Park A pollinator garden has been providing food and shelter for a variety of butterfly species and other beneficial insects at Howe

Old Borges Ranch Day

Homestead. Join us as we weed and add new plantings to expand

Saturday May 13, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell

the garden up the hill. While we are working we will talk about the

Ridge

plants and insects the garden benefits and how you can help in your own backyard. Reservations are not required and there is no fee to participate. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 x3521.

Come join us for a fun-filled day at Old Borges Ranch. Enjoy music, crafts, games, Pleasant Hill 4-H animal demonstrations, and more. Try your hand with a lariat toss and see if you can complete the Old Borges Ranch scavenger hunt. Meet Borges Family members while you tour the 1901 Historic Ranch House. Food will be available for purchase courtesy of Pleasant Hill 4-H. Beginning this year there is an entrance fee of $5.00 per person. Parking for the event is at Northgate High School. A shuttle will bring you up to the ranch from the high school. No parking is available at Old Borges Ranch except for placarded vehicles. Come visit the ranch and participate in the many activities that take you back in time to the early ranch days of Central California. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

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Open Space May: Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday May 6, 8:00 to 10:00 am Come join us as we welcome back our neo-tropical migrants, including orioles, flycatchers, and warblers. This will be a leisurely stroll around Borges Ranch and the Bob Pond area. We will meet under the flag pole at Borges Ranch, 1035 Castle Rock Road.

June: Acalanes Open Space Saturday June 10, 8:00 to 10:00 am We will bird watch the woodlands along Putnam Creek. This is a good place for nesting songbirds including vireos, orioles, and

On-Going Programs Get Fit with Nature Saturdays April 1, April 15, May 6, May 20, June 3 and June 17, 9:00 to 10:30 am Sugarloaf Open Space Join Ranger Corri Frazier for a morning of exercise. Enjoy nature and get a work out as we utilize the many features Sugarloaf has to offer. We will start with a short uphill hike and then add a series of exercises under the shade of the trees. Be sure to bring water and wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing. There is no cost for this program. Reservations are required and can be made by

flycatchers. Putnam Creek usually has water flowing in it yearround and is a magnet for wildlife. We will meet at the end of Sousa Dr.

Old Borges Ranch Open “Historic� House Sundays April 9, May 7 and June 11. Saturdays April 22 and June 24, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Join us at the ranch as we open the Historic Ranch House doors for you to tour at your own leisure. An Open Space Ranger will be on hand to answer any of your questions while you tour the ranch house. There is no fee and reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

contacting Corri at 925/943-5899 x2665.

Farm Animal Fun Day Monthly Birding Programs

Saturdays April 22 and June 24, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Various Open Space areas

Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

Join Ranger Dan Bylin and learn about our local bird life. Most of

Come up to Old Borges Ranch and discover what it takes to care

the birds that we see in the Open Space areas are birds that you

for our farm animals. You will get to assist the ranch staff in their

see in your neighborhood. Bring binoculars and a small notepad

daily farm animal chores and meet some of the Pleasant Hill 4-H

to record your observations. Carry water and wear sturdy shoes.

members that own and care for the large animals. Help collect the

Beginning birders are always encouraged to come along. There is

chicken eggs and clean the coop, clean and care for the goats and

no charge for the programs and reservations are not required. For

sheep, and learn about the various foods that are fed to the farm

more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

animals. This activity is best for children five years of age and older. There is no charge and reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

April: Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday April 8, 9:00 to 11:00 am Lime Ridge offers a variety of habitats for birds. Our hike will take us through grasslands, chaparral, oak woodlands, and buckeye groves. With the variety of habitats we never know what might show up. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Valley Vista Rd. next to Boundary Oak Golf Course. 82

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GOLF

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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Workshops & makers series

Open Space

Workshops & Makers Series Be Creative for the Day!

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Open Space ARTS

Registration for Summer 2017 and School Year 2017-18 is now open!

Call 925-943-5846 to schedule a tour. communityarts.org www.CommunityArts.org | (925)943-5846

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facility rentals

Make the Most of Every Celebration Whether it’s a business meeting, birthday party, or the celebration of a lifetime‌City of Walnut Creek has a facility for you! Choose from a variety of settings and room sizes, all at affordable prices, and bring your own caterer to customize your party. Big or small, we can do it all.

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THREE LARGE VENUES

RECEPTIONS & MORE! WEDDINGS, PARTIES,

• Each over 3,000 square feet

CORPORATE MEETINGS & MORE! • Two locations in unique

facility rentals

park settings • Capacities ranging from 200-300 guests • Facilities include kitchens and on-site parking • No preferred vendor list • Rental fees from $105 to $195/hour

MEETING ROOMS, CLASSROOMS & MORE! • Additional rooms accommodate 15-300 attendees • Projection screens and WiFi at most facilities Our venues can accommodate:

Weddings

• Rental fees from $30 to $105/hour

Birthdays Facility Rental Office Graduations Heather Farm Community Center Retirements

(925) 256-3575

Bat/Bar Mitzvah Parties

rentals@walnut-creek.org

Anniversaries For more information, please visit Team Sport Ceremonies www.walnut-creek.org/rentals Community Meetings

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Business Meetings Retreats Memorials Picnics

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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 Elsie Green House & Home, 2954 Treat Blvd, Concord, 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, 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 february 22

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

CLASS #

START DATE

EXP DATE

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/creditS

• 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 Spring 2017. The deadline is February 24, 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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lesher center for the arts

By Philip Kan Gotanda Directed by Mina Morita

Material Girls March 23 – June 4, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 23, 6-8pm This show profiles two nationally known artists whose work has had little exposure in the Bay Area. Material Girls presents the work of Lynn Aldrich (Los Angeles) and Sabina Ott (Chicago), artists who Lynn Aldrich, Starting Over: Neo Atlantis, 2008, brushes, sponges, scrubbers, scouring pads, gloves, plumbing parts, wood, 54 x 96 x 66 inches.

Stockton, California. 1945. Three sisters return home after internment in this tender and truly heartwarming story of what it means to be American.

work intensely with everyday, banal materials and transform them into distinctive artworks. Material Girls will focus on the artists’ process and capacity to transform familiar materials or objects into large-scale artworks—with a touch of humor.

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you learn about contemporary art and artists of the Bay Area. Volunteering at the Bedford Gallery is fun and provides an opportunity to make friends, learn about art, and help foster love of the arts in our community. Visit the Bedford Gallery website for more information.

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Spring 2017 course catalog for Walnut Creek Recreation and Center for Community Arts (formerly Civic Arts Education).

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