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INSIDE Now Hiring! Pg 2 Get your groove on to Motown, R&B, and hip hop in the new Groovaroo babywearing/family dance class. Pg 5 and Pg 41 Kids ages 8-13 learn to create the cartoons, posters, and logos we love through technology in Basic Adobe Illustrator. Pg 11 Preschoolers will improve their strength and agility in a new fitness class inspired by American Ninja Warrior! Pg 17

SPRING

2018

Explore the fun, accessible medium of collage and generate new ideas for creating abstract art! Pg 49 Registration begins February 21, 2018


NEW FOR 2018: This Spring we invite you to explore something new – whether that’s your first painting class, learning a foreign language, or an opportunity to create together in a caregiver and child class. You can select from one day workshops, multi-week courses, and everything in between. Arts + Rec is looking for enthusiastic employees for seasonal and ongoing jobs supporting our programs. My first job was as a summer camp counselor, which helped me gain real work experience while making a difference in the lives of kids and having fun working with friends. Check out the opportunities available at walnutcreekrec.org and join our team! Be on the lookout for the Summer Camp 2018 Guide in late February, included with the community newsletter “In a Nutshell” and online at walnut-creek.org. Registration begins February 28 for you to get a jump on our always popular camps, including specialty camps dedicated to arts, sports, science, engineering, and cooking. You can save on Day Camps by registering before April 2. Our programs have a place for everyone, with scholarships available for both Community Arts and Recreation classes. To apply, review the eligibility guidelines and fill out an application form found on communityarts.org or walnutcreekrec.org. To support our scholarship funds, you can conveniently add a donation to your Spring registration! Kevin Safine Director of Arts + Recreation

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Now Hiring for Arts + Rec! Walnut Creek Arts + Rec is a great place to WORK and play! We are now hiring summer camp leaders, lifeguards, gym attendants and building attendants. You will develop skills in leadership, public relations, conflict resolution, safety awareness and teamwork, while building lifelong friendships! Please visit walnutcreekrec.org to fill out an application.


Youth Ceramics & Sculpture 4-5 Dance 5-10 Decorative & Fiber Arts 11 Digital Media & Photography 11-12 Drama 12-13 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 13-17 Food & Cooking 17 Health & Fitness 17-18 Languages 18 Martial Arts 19 Music 20-23 Personal Enrichment 24 Sports 25-28 STEM 29 Writing & Literature 29 Youth Camps 30-31 Events Calendar 31

Adults

registration begins FEB 21

Ceramics & Sculpture 34-36 Culinary Arts 37-38 Dance 39-41 Decorative & Fiber Arts 42 Digital Media & Photography 43-44 Dog/Pet Care 45 DIY 46 Drama 46 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 47-53 Glass 53-54 Health & Fitness 54-59 Jewelry 60 Languages 61 Music 62 Personal Enrichment 63-64 Sports 64-65 Sports/Fitness Groups 65 Technology & Business 66-67 Writing and Literature 67 Adults 50+ Programs & Services 68-72 Specialized Recreation 73

+ More Events Calendar 31 Community Arts Education Foundation 32-33 Aquatics 74-79 Tennis 80-81 Open Space 82-84 Boundary Oak Golf 85 Facility Rentals 86-87 Registration 88-89 Map 90 Lesher Center for the Arts 91 Bedford Art Gallery 91 For more information on Walnut Creek Arts + Recreation, visit walnut-creek.org/artsandrec www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)938-7529

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Youth

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

4 yrs & u p

May Flowers! For Mother’s Day Parents and their children can make May flowers for Mother’s Day: tulips, roses, snap dragons, and more! You can also add to your flowers with spring themes such as butterflies, rainbows, or something really special. They can be ready to hang, stand alone, or both! This class will use non-toxic, 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. Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor : Karen Kelly DATES DAY TIME

5/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 9:00am-12:00pm $37/1

3251

5 - 1 6 yrs

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 much 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. Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor : Ellen Sachtschale DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 9:00am-11:00am $150/9

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No class 4/2, 5/28

4 - 7 yrs

Clay Play: Habitats

8 - 1 2 yrs

Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most

Clay Works I

versatile and forgiving mediums. This is a great introduction to

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

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

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

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

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

squeeze methods, children will learn the basics from scoring to

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

glazing their work. Build imaginary worlds filled with people,

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

animals and a place for them to reside – trees, caves, tropical

$5 supply fee due at first class.

islands and more! $5 supply fee due at first class.

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

Instructor : Rana Nassar

Instructor : Amber Noyer DATES DAY TIME

3/31-6/9 Sat

DATES DAY TIME FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-10:00am $95/9

3246

No class 4/7, 5/26 Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor : Rana Nassar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 3:45pm-4:45pm $95/9 No class 4/2, 5/28 4

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3/26-6/4 Mon 5:00pm-6:30pm $122/9 No class 4/2, 5/28

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Youth

DANCE

8 - 1 2 yrs

Clay Works II: Hand Building/ Wheel Throwing Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from

A d u lt and c h ild

NEW | GroovaRoo Babywearing and Family Dance Class

centering to making simple pots. Prerequisite: must have taken

Rooted in soul line dancing, this low impact dance class is

Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of hand-building

interactive, engaging and focused on community bonding! Dancing

techniques. $5 supply fee due at first class.

with your child is a sure way to connect with you, your baby, family and other parents or caregivers! Music genre includes: Motown,

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

R&B, hip hop, and reggae. Infants are preferably carried facing in

Instructor : Rana Nassar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/27-6/5 Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm $167/10

3250

No class 4/3

towards your body while toddlers may be back carried. Carriers are not provided, however several carriers available on a first come first served basis for class use. Location : Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Instructor : Anthea Yugawa

Instructor : Ellen Sachtschale DATES DAY TIME

3/30-6/8 Fri

DATES DAY TIME FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3:30pm-5:30pm $167/10

3248

No class 4/6

3/14

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Wed

11:15am-12:00pm $15/1

4568

3/21-4/18 Wed

11:15am-12:00pm $63/4

4569

11:15am-12:00pm $78/5

4576

No class 3/28

4/25-5/23 Wed 1 2 - 1 7 yrs

Teen Clay: Wheel Throwing/ Hand Building

1 8 - 3 4 mos

Creative Dance with My Adult

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for hand-building techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee payable at first class ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay.)

children in early developmental stages through playful group and duo activities. Class will consist of dancing with their adult in a group setting while adults get to bond with their child and get a great workout. Potty trained or not, please join us for some fun!

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio E Instructor : Ellen Sachtschale DATES DAY TIME

Creative dance is geared for developing growth motor skills for

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-6/7 Thu 4:30pm-6:30pm $152/9

3228

No class 4/5, 5/3

Instructor : Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME

3/27-6/5

Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:45am-11:30am $111/10

3454

No class 4/3

2 - 5 yrs

Parent Child Dance Young children begin their dance studies through their attachment to parent or primary caregiver. Parent-child dance classes are great Ceramics studio information

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.

preparation for very young children to eventually participate in a creative dance class on their own, learning to take direction from a new, adult teacher while staying true to their own ideas. Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor : Samantha Blanchard DATES DAY TIME

3/31-6/9 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

12:00pm-1:00pm $83/8

3472

No class 4/7, 5/19, 5/26

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Youth 3 - 4 yrs

3 - 5 yrs

Pre-Ballet

Preschool Broadway Tap

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

Preschool aged dancers will learn basic Broadway tap dancing

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

skills in a fun and creative atmosphere. Tap will be combined with

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

essential ballet movement introduced through an early childhood

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

education approach. Creativity will be intermingled through song,

watch last session only.

dance, and learning games. Parents and caretakers may participate by viewing outside the studio while children are learning in class.

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 3:30pm-4:15pm $129/10

3460

Instructor : Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME

3/27-6/5 Tue

No class 4/4

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

12:15pm-1:00pm $123/10

3455

No class 4/3 Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor : Samantha Blanchard

4 - 5 yrs

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/30-6/8

$129/10

Fri 10:45am-11:30am

3468

No class 4/6

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

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D

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

Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill

watch last session only.

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/31-6/2 Sat 9:00am-9:45am $95/8

3458

No class 4/7, 4/21, 5/26

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 4:15pm-5:00pm $118/10

3478

No class 4/4

3 - 5 yrs

preschool dancing combo Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room

All preschool aged students welcome to join in on the fun of learning ballet, jazz, and tumbling at an introductory level. Parents

Instructor : Samantha Blanchard

and caretakers may participate by viewing outside the studio while

DATES DAY TIME

children are learning in class.

3/30-6/8

Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-10:45am $118/10

3467

No class 4/6

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME

3/27-6/5

Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:30am-12:15pm $111/10

No class 4/3

3450

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME

3/31-6/2 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:45am-10:30am $96/8

3459

No class 4/7, 4/21, 5/26

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.

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Youth 6 - 1 0 yrs

6 - 1 2 yrs

Broadway Tap Combo

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures (Beg)

Children will learn basic Broadway tap dancing skills in a fun and

Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn

creative atmosphere. Introductory tap skills will be combined with

the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and

essential ballet movements. Song, dance, and learning games are

neighboring islands for all levels.

used throughout class.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D

Instructor : Mary Aguilar

Instructor : Vanessa Freeman

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/27-6/5 Tue 4:45pm-5:30pm $129/10

3473

3/17-5/19 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:30am $73/8

3578

No class 3/31, 5/5

No class 4/3

6 - 1 8 yrs 6 - 1 0 yrs

Ballet I

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures (Int/ Adv)*

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

Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn

class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will

the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and

enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such

neighboring islands for all levels. *Registration per Instructor’s

as Sleeping Beauty and The Nutracker. Registration requirement:

approval.

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

Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D

Instructor : Mary Aguilar

Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

3/31-6/2 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

12:15pm-1:15pm $125/8

3462

3/17-5/19 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:30am-12:00pm $73/8

3579

No class 3/31, 5/5

No class 4/7, 4/21, 5/26

7 - 1 1 yrs Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room

Ballet II

Instructor : Erin Leedom DATES

DAY TIME monthly FEE CR#

9/5-6/5

Tue 4:15pm-5:00pm

$53

37281

No class 4/3

Designed for students wanting to continue their ballet training. Class will continue with traditional barre and center work, improving technique, working on proper body alignment and 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. Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor : Erin Leedom DATES

DAY TIME monthly FEE CR#

9/5-6/5 Tue 5:00pm-6:00pm $53

37282

No class 4/3

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 9 - 1 5 yrs

Ballet III Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular attendance and adherence to ballet attire. Meets two times per week, must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least 9 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. Location : Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor s: Amanda Farris & Edward Stegge DATES

DAY

TIME monthly fee CR#

9/7-6/7

Mon, Thu 4:00pm-5:30pm $103

37373

No class 4/2, 4/5, 5/28

9 yrs & u p

Tahitian Drumming/Music This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student 8 - 1 2 yrs

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

Youth Urban Funk

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

Designed for youth, this class of urban funk combines the styles

Instructor : Reynaldo Aguilar

of jazz, hip hop, and breaking in a funky upbeat setting. The

DATES DAY TIME

$35 costume fee covers the purchase/construction of a costume for your child to bring home with them after the performance showcase. A costume is a great way for youth to feel involved,

3/17-5/19 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:30am $73/8

3580

No class 3/31, 5/5

remember their experience, and use for other events! 1 0 - 1 5 yrs

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D

Hip Hop - Youth

Instructor : Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-6/7 Thu 6:30pm-7:15pm $129/10

3474

No class 4/5

Syncopation derived from jazz funk and street jazz, with high energy focus on the latest styles and moves. Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 6:30pm-7:30pm $105/9 No class 4/2, 5/28

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youth 1 0 - 1 6 yrs

Modern Dance Beginner to advanced dancer, this class has something for everyone. This is a modern release technique class infused with somatic sound concepts, improvisational play and performer driven composition. It is my goal to provide a safe place of inquiry where dancers can hone their craft and find their artistic voice. Dance should be accessible to everyone and community inclusion accelerates learning and achievement. Dancers will learn basic modern dance vocabulary, improvisation, composition, performance quality and execution. Mixed levels welcome! Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor : Samantha Blanchard DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/31-6/9 Sat 1:00pm-2:00pm $105/8

3451

No class 4/7, 5/19, 5/26

1 0 - 1 7 yrs

Youth Contemporary Dance In this class, dancers will blend proper technique with different movement styles, as we focus on creativity, self-expression and FUN! In this rich and unique class, dancers will be exposed to an array of music as we move our bodies through space. Fitted dance clothes and bare feet. No previous dance experience necessary. Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/31-6/2 Sat 1:30pm-2:30pm $145/8

3463

1 3 - 1 7 yrs

Teen Urban Funk

No class 4/7, 4/21, 5/26

Designed for teens, this class of urban funk combines the styles of

1 1 - 1 8 yrs

jazz, hip hop, and breaking in a funky upbeat setting. The costume

Professional Training Program

fee covers the purchase/construction of a costume for your child

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

to bring home with them after the performance showcase. A costume is a great way for youth to feel involved, remember their experience, and use for other events!

diabloballet.org. Class meets three days per week; must attend all

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D

three days. Please call for a brochure for more information.

Instructor : Vanessa Freeman

Location : Center for Community Arts Dance Studio

DATES DAY TIME

Instructors : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Amanda Farris, Erin

3/29-6/7 Thu 7:15pm-8:00pm $129/10

Leedom, Edward Stegge, Jordan Tilton

No class 4/5

INTERMEDIATE DATES DAY

9/6-6/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3475

TIME monthly fee CR#

Mon, Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm $187

37284

No class 4/2, 4/4, 5/26, 5/28 ADVANCED DATES DAY

9/6-6/8

TIME monthly fee CR#

Mon, Wed 5:00pm-7:30pm $390

37284A

No class 4/2-7, 5/26, 5/28

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Youth 1 3 yrs & u p

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Mary Aguilar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/21-5/23 Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm $73/8

3581

No class 4/4, 5/2

1 3 yrs & u p

Tahitian I Women and Men (Beg) This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Mary Aguilar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/21-5/23 Wed 7:30pm-8:30pm $73/8

3582

No class 4/4, 5/2

1 3 yrs & u p

1 3 - 1 7 yrs

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

Ballet Youth Youth Ballet, ages 13-17, is perfect for teens who have little to no experience in ballet and interested in classical ballet training. This class is also an excellent way for dancers to build their dance foundation, gain strength and flexibility, and find a healthy level of confidence for successful growth. Adapting through the art of

(dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. *Registration per instructor’s approval.

ballet guides a dancer into further successes and the ability to gain

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

a richness in life.

Instructor : Mary Aguilar

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Vanessa Freeman

3/21-5/23 Wed 8:30pm-10:00pm $73/8

DATES DAY TIME

No class 4/4, 5/2

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 6:00pm-7:00pm $143/10 No class 4/4

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3583


Youth

Decorative & Fiber Arts 5 - 8 yrs

Kinder Sew Enjoy the basics of hand sewing plus learn to make necklaces, bracelets, and headbands using buttons, beads, pompoms, and tassels. We will adorn our hand sewn aprons or purses with our custom designs and details. $15 supply fee due at class. Location : Center for Community Arts Heather Farm Preschool Instructor : Alexandra Milukhin DATES DAY TIME

1 4 & u p FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/27-5/22 Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm $81/8

3283

No class 4/3

Open Studio Knitting and Crocheting Bring your current project to the open studio and work in the company of other artists who are as passionate about knitting and crocheting as you are. Get one-on-one help to overcome roadblocks in completing your project, as well as help in

8 - 1 3 yrs

Basic Machine Garment Sewing

interpreting patterns. No knitting or crocheting lessons will be

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

recommended if you’ve never taken lessons before.

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

understanding of fabric and construction. Beginning with cutting and sewing an apron, they will quickly advance to designing and constructing a simple garment. Along with other simple projects

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3 Instructor : Pattee Court

students will learn proper use of the sewing machine and sewing

DATES DAY TIME

terminology, how to use a pattern, cut and piece fabric, and a

4/7-6/9

Sat

Fee/Sessions CR#

10:30am-12:00pm $82/9

4481

variety of sewing techniques. $15 supply fee due at first class. Location : Center for Community Arts Heather Farm Preschool Instructor : Alexandra Milukhin DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-5/24 Thu 4:30pm-6:00pm $86/7

3273

No class 4/5, 5/3

Digital Media & Photography 8 - 1 3 yrs

9 - 1 3 yrs

Little Loom Weaving

Basic Adobe Illustrator for Art

You will learn to weave on a small Rigid Heddle Loom. This is a

In this course, we will be introduced to the Adobe Illustrator pro-

simple, but amazing, little loom. You will learn to warp the loom

gram and how professionals use it to create the cartoons, posters,

using the direct warping method, and then you will weave yourself

and logos we love. We will learn the most basic tools necessary

a scarf. All yarn and use of a loom is included in the materials fee

to start our new relationship between art and technology. Classes

of $30.

will include exercises to learn and practice the tools within the

Location : Center for Community Arts Heather Farm Preschool -

Studio H

art and technology can coincide to produce unique digital illustrations, including character creation, logos, and brand concepts.

Instructor : Reba Siero DATES DAY TIME

Illustrator toolbar, as well as opportunities to gain insight into how

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/11-5/2 Wed 3:45pm-5:15pm $53/4

4663

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor : Monico Jacobo DATES DAY TIME

Fee/Sessions CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 4:00pm-5:00pm $169/10

3543

No class : 4/4

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Youth

Drama

1 3 - 1 8 yrs

Advanced Adobe Illustrator for Art In this course, we will learn more about the complex tools of Adobe Illustrator program and how they can be used to add more detail to our work. We will explore the many styles of art that can be created using Illustrator. We will continue to develop and discover our own use for the Illustrator program in order to incorporate the Illustrator tools and effects practiced. No matter the specifics of your artistic goals, this class provides all individuals the opportunity to learn and grow as an artist using the modern tools of technology.

Explore theater basics through music, movement, and theater games! Students will work with professional theater artists to help build their confidence and develop their voices as young actors in our Theater Studio Class. Students will end the session with an in-

Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room

Instructor : Monico Jacobo

Instructor : Julia Dashe Fee/Sessions CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 5:00pm-6:30pm $169/10

3514

No class : 4/4

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 3:30pm-4:30pm $180/9

3265

No class 4/2, 5/28

1 0 - 1 5 yrs

8 - 1 0 yrs

Stop Motion Animation

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class

Learn the basics of stop motion animation. Explore the technique behind movies such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wallace and Grommit and Coraline. At the end of this course students will make their own short films. Students will also learn the basics of making clay models and using found objects to complete their film. $75 supply fee due at first 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 build confidence, communication skills, self-expression, team work, compassion, and have fun! All levels welcome. Session ends with in-class sharing for family and friends.

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor : Brian Shapiro DATES DAY TIME

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class

class sharing for family and friends! All levels welcome!

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

DATES DAY TIME

5 - 7 yrs

Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-6/7 Thu 5:00pm-6:30pm $169/10

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No class 4/5

Instructor : Julia Dashe DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 4:45pm-6:15pm $180/9

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No class 4/2,5/28

1 2 - 1 8 yrs

Teen Digital Photography

8 - 1 4 yrs

as an art form. Students will learn the ins and outs of digital camera

Community Arts Theater: Homeschool Theater Class

controls and how to use them to create proper exposures. This class

Middle School Community Arts Theater participants will learn about

This digital photography class will introduce students to photography

will cover a technical foundation, such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, and composition, and break into basic editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity to practice concepts learned in class with weekly in-class shooting exercises. After 10 weeks, students will emerge with a small digital portfolio and a set of printed photographs created using an Epson Stylus Pro Inkjet printer.

voice, character, scene study, improvisation and multiple genres of theater, students will build confidence, communication skills, selfexpression, team work, and compassion. Have fun in a supportive and welcoming environment. All levels welcome. Students will have

Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room

Instructor : Brian Shapiro

Instructor : Staff FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/9-6/4 Mon 4:15pm-6:15pm $135/8 No class 4/2, 5/28

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

an in-class sharing of work at the end of each quarter.

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

DATES DAY TIME

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

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm $180/9 No class 4/2, 5/28

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Youth 1 1 - 1 4 yrs

Community Arts Theater: Middle School Middle School Community Arts Theater participants will learn about the actor’s tools and begin to uncover their own unique voices as

Drawing & Painting

performers in our Studio Class. Through the study of movement, voice, character, scene study, improvisation and multiple genres of theater, students will build confidence, communication skills, selfexpression, team work, and compassion. Most importantly, students will have FUN in a supportive and welcoming environment. All levels welcome. Students will have an in-class sharing of work at the end of each quarter. Location : Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor : Julia Dashe DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/27-6/5

$200/10

Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

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No class 4/3

1 8 - 3 6 mos

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent

1 1 - 1 8 yrs

Community Arts Theater Troupe (11-18 years)

Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore social,

Our Community Arts Theater Troupe will focus on the process of

activities including music and movement, tactile and visual art

performance, using theater skills and techniques from our Studio

exploration and circle activities will be offered each session.

Class to perform selected works and create original works by students themselves. Open to middle and high school students, Theater Troupe members will 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.

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/27-6/7

$179/20

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No class 4/3, 4/5

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

For ages 18 - 24 mos 9:00am-10:30am $124/8

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10:45am-12:15pm $124/8

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For ages 24 - 36 mos 3/30-5/25 Fri No class 4/6

2 - 3 yrs

1 4 - 1 8 yrs

Community Arts Theater: 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 theater in our Studio Class. Actors will work toward a showcase of monologues, scenes, and songs throughout the quarter. All levels welcome. Students will perform in an in-class sharing of work at the end of each quarter.

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

Location : Center for Community Arts Dance Studio

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Preschool

Instructor : Julia Dashe

Instructor : Kathy Faut FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-6/7 Thu 4:00pm-6:00pm $200/10 No class 4/5

Instructor : Julie Tadena

No class 4/6

Instructor : Julia Dashe

DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

3/30-5/25 Fri

Location : Center for Community Arts Dance Studio

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

physical, language development and parent education. Exploration

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3/29-5/31 Thu

Fee/Sessions CR#

12:30pm-2:00pm $125/9

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Youth 3 - 1 0 yrs

5 - 7 yrs

Kids Open Studio

Mixed Media Mash-up

Kids Open Studio is a special place for families and kids to

Student artists will experiment with a new medium and a new

connect with their creativity while playing boundlessly with art

project every week. Draw, paint and sculpt little masterpieces and

materials, concepts, techniques and challenges! Kids ages 3-6

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

must be accompanied by a parent; ages 7-10 can be dropped off

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

for an opportunity to explore with their peers! Each drop-in class

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

explores a new project based on the quarter’s theme. Register

printmaking and more. $15 supply fee due at first class.

prior to class or pay by credit card on the day of class.

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

Instructor : Casey Rasmussen White

Instructor : Staff

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

6/16

Sat

10:00am-11:30am $10/1

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4/21

Sat

10:00am-11:30am $10/1

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5/19

Sat

10:00am-11:30am $10/1

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/18-6/6 Wed 4:00pm-5:00pm $67/7

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No class 5/9

5 - 8 yrs

Go Green

4 - 7 yrs

Explore green art. You can paint green for sure but in this class you

I Can Do It Art

will create with recycled items to make unique art.

Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore--paints, clay, wood,

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor : Lisa Taft

chalk, pens, etc.,--as they draw, paint, and explore new media. A

DATES DAY TIME

wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activi-

4/14

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm $34/1

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ties change each quarter. 5 - 8 yrs

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3

Garden Art

Instructor : Ida Thaler DATES DAY TIME

Fee/Sessions CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 4:00pm-5:00pm $85/9

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In this class we will draw, paint and create a fantasy garden. We will also make a garden art sculpture for our own garden at home. Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor : Lisa Taft

5 - 7 yrs

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

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/21

$34/1

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

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class. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of drawing media as they play drawing games, invent insects, design their own city, and draw tiny objects using a magnifying glass. We’ll look at drawings made by different artists and discuss what we see, leading the way to inspire them in their own work. $10 supply fee due at first class.

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

No class 4/5

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Explore and create the creatures of the oceans. What will you make? Whales? Mermaids? Sea Monsters?

Instructor : Lisa Taft

Instructor : Brittany Zagoria

3/29-6/7 Thu 4:30pm-5:30pm $95/10

Under the Sea

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

DATES DAY TIME

5 - 8 yrs

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DATES DAY TIME

6/9

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm $34/1

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Youth 5 - 1 0 yrs

6 - 1 0 yrs

Minecraft Mixed Media

Tinkering

Students will bring their personal Minecraft worlds to life and use

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

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

and creativity. Have access to a variety of new and exciting

their creations into the real world. They will learn traditional

materials each week to use to create whatever one can imagine.

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

Wood, paper, paint, foam, cardboard, and clay; the media list goes

$10 supply fee due at first class.

on. Kids can get messy and have the freedom to explore through process and with guidance from their instructor. $10 supply fee

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3

due at first class.

Instructor : Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/30-6/8

$99/10

Fri 5:15pm-6:15pm

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Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor : Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME

No class 4/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 4:30pm-5:30pm $95/10

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No class 4/4

5 - 1 6 yrs

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

6 - 1 2 yrs

Bird Wonder

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

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

place to meet fellow homeschoolers and make new friends! $10

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

supply fee due at first class.

available for students to explore and get to know up close and personal. Learn about the habitats and peculiar behaviors of

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

different avian species. Along the way, students will develop

Instructor : Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME

techniques in realistic painting and drawing and execute FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-6/7 Thu 1:00pm-3:00pm $117/10

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No class 4/5

beautifully polished scientific works of art. Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3 Instructor : Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME

6 - 1 0 yrs

3/30-6/8 Fri

Color and Pattern

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4:00pm-5:00pm $95/10

3540

No class 4/6

We will begin with a dive into color mixing with paint, observing how colors behave in relation to each other. Students will work with acrylics and watercolor. They will use these mediums in a series of projects that emphasize color and pattern. Students will

8 - 1 3 yrs

Beginners Cartooning

collage with painted papers as well as creating copies of master

In this course, we will explore different cartooning styles. We will

works.

analyze and discuss some of our favorite cartoons, like Teen Titans Go, SpongeBob, and My Little Pony, as well as older favorites,

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3

such as Looney Tunes and Disney. Through the study of the figure,

Instructor : Heloise Levy DATES DAY TIME

basic anatomy, and proportion exercises, we will create a base for FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-5/24 Thu 4:00pm-5:00pm $87/8 No class 4/5

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us to build upon and explore our own unique cartooning style. We will research drawing techniques used in animation and how we can incorporate these concepts into our work to create characters with pop and charisma. Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor : Monico Jacobo DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/27-6/5 Tue 4:00pm-5:00pm $96/10

3529

No class 4/3

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Youth 8 - 1 3 yrs

1 2 - 1 7 yrs

Beginners Manga / Anime

Teen Drawing & Painting

In this course, we will research, discuss, and learn how to draw the

Explore a variety of subjects, developing an understanding of

different styles of popular anime, like Pokemon and Naruto. We

form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective and color.

will practice the human figure form and work on basic anatomy

Students may work at the easel, initially focusing on basic

and proportion exercises. We will use these skills to create our

techniques, then moving on to more complex projects. Students

own figures with a unique manga style. From faces to feet, we will

are exposed to a variety of mediums including acrylics, oils,

develop our own style within the manga genre to create unique

charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive

and vibrant characters.

individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice. $20 supply fee due at first class.

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor : Monico Jacobo DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 4:00pm-5:00pm $87/9

3528

Instructor : Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/27-6/5 Tue 4:15pm-6:15pm $141/10

No class 4/2, 5/28

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No class 4/3

8 - 1 7 yrs 1 3 - 1 8 yrs

Beginning Portraiture This class is for moderate level art students who already have

Advanced Cartooning

some practice in drawing and painting. Through this class, these

In this course, we will discuss the basic framework utilized in a

students will be able to further improve their craft by adding in

variety of modern popular cartoons. We will study basic anatomy

realistic drawing and painting techniques to their wheelhouse.

and proportion techniques. We will learn more about exaggerating

We will draw inspiration from how artists, past and present,

figures and features, and focus on the world in which the

approached portraiture. Graphite pencils and acrylic and

cartoon lives. Through a series of lessons in character building,

watercolor paint will be used.

background development, and environment creation, we will be able to actualize the worlds and characters our imaginations

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

envisioned.

Instructor : Karen Kelly DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-6/7 Thu 3:30pm-5:00pm $155/10

3536

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor : Monico Jacobo DATES DAY TIME

No class 4/5

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/27-6/5 Tue 5:00pm-6:30pm $96/10

3544

No class 4/3

8 - 1 7 yrs

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio For students who have had some painting experience and are interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and/or

1 3 - 1 8 yrs

Advanced Manga / Anime

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

In this course, we will continue to build upon concepts learned

composition will be explored. $10 Supply fee due at first class.

in Beginners Manga/Anime. We will go over the basic anatomy, proportion, and drawing techniques learned in the previous

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

course and add more focus to the clothing, props, and style of our

Instructor : Karen Kelly DATES DAY TIME

3/30-6/8 Fri

manga characters. We will continue our discussion and research FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3:30pm-5:00pm $160/10

No class 4/6

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on different manga genres to help shape and form our own personalized approach to manga. By the end of the course, we will have created concept characters, complete with a personal touch. Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor : Monico Jacobo DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 5:00pm-6:30pm $87/9 No class 4/2, 5/28

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Youth

Health & Fitness

1 3 - 1 7 yrs

Teen Portraits This class is for moderate level art students who already have some practice in drawing and painting. Through this class, these students will be able to further improve their craft by adding in realistic drawing and painting techniques to their wheelhouse. We will draw inspiration from how artists, past and present,

Gymnastics - Parent/Child This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is

approached portraiture. Graphite pencils and acrylic and

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

watercolor paint will be used.

participation required.

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

Instructor : Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME

1 8 mos - 3 yrs

Instructor : Natallia Locricchio FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/27-6/5 Tue 2:45pm-4:00pm $155/10

3542

No class 4/3

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/13-4/17 Tue

9:30am-10:15am $99/6

3654

4/24-5/29 Tue

9:30am-10:15am $99/6

3655

2 - 6 yrs

Food & Cooking

NEW | Kids Warrior Fitness Inspired by the television show American Ninja Warrior, this

4 - 1 0 yrs

class gives our littlest warriors a chance to explore Exciting

We Teach Your Kids to Cook

Obstacle Course Action! We focus on positive encouragement

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

climb, balance, run and tumble. We include fun agility games

what they cook. Our goal is to make your children fall in love with healthy eating. Young chefs have fun while learning a valuable life skill. Class includes how to grocery shop, understand food labels,

and challenge each student to do their best while the jump, and creative strength activities. Parent participation for ages 2-3 required. Wear comfortable clothes.

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

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

more. $20 supply fee due at first class. Please notify Instructor of

Instructor : Arista Lemos

food allergies before the first class at cheflyndak@aol.com.

DATES DAY TIME

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

For ages 2-3 : Parent participation required

Instructor : Lynda Rexroat

3/12-4/23 Mon 3:45pm-4:10pm $122/7

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3 - 5 yrs

Gymnastics - Preschool

For ages 6-10 yrs: No class 5/28

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No class 5/28

4/30-6/4 Mon 4:00pm-5:30pm $268/5

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For ages 4-6: 3/12-4/23 Mon 4:30pm-5:10pm $122/7

For ages 4-5 yrs: 4/30-6/4 Mon 1:30pm-3:00pm $268/5

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Natallia Locricchio DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/13-4/17 Tue

10:15am-11:00am $99/6

3656

4/24-5/29 Tue

10:15am-11:00am $99/6

3657

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Youth

Languages

3 - 1 0 yrs

NEW | Yoga for Kids Creative and fun, these classes stimulate imagination, maintain flexibility and develop conscious breathing. This approach combines

3 - 6 yrs

yoga poses with animal names, songs, stories, games and relaxation

French Language, Art, and Culture

techniques.

What is more fun for a young child to learn a new language than with hands on art activities! Preschoolers learn about the French

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

culture while exploring their artistic skills. Inspired by various

Instructor : Melissa Arsedo DATES DAY TIME

3/17-6/2 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:15am $128/10

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No class 4/7, 5/26

famous French artists, students express themselves in French using their imagination to create an art piece through different techniques and media, such as, drawing, painting, collage, charcoal, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic. Students listen to French stories, songs and learn classic French dances. Each class ends with a “taste of France” snack. $10 supply fee due at first

6 - 1 1 yrs

NEW | Zumba® Kids

class.

Kids get the chance to be active and jam out to their favorite music.

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

Zumba kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original

Instructor : Ghenwa Serhan

Zumba choreography. We break down the steps, add games and

DATES DAY TIME

activities along with cultural exploration elements into the class

3/20-4/17 Tue

structure. Zumba helps develop a healthy lifestyle while incorporating key childhood development elements such as confidence, self-esteem, creativity, coordination, and cultural awareness. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Berrin Alyanak DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/7-4/18 Wed 3:45pm-4:30pm $78/6

3831

No class 4/4

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $220/5

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Youth

Martial Arts 3 - 6 yrs

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

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/19-5/21 Mon 6:00pm-6:30pm $102/9

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No class 4/2

3/20-4/24 Tue 3:30pm-4:00pm $58/5

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7 - 1 2 yrs

Karate Kids

No class 4/3

5/1-5/29 Tue 3:30pm-4:00pm $58/5

3875

3/22-4/26 Thu 5:00pm-5:30pm $58/5

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No class 4/5

5/3-5/31 Thu 5:00pm-5:30pm $58/5

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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 and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

6 - 1 2 yrs

NEW | Shito Ryu Karate

Location : Delta Martial Arts & Athletics Instructor : Meg Hamilton

Entry level karate class for youth between the ages of 6 to 12 years. Shito Ryu karate has diverse roots, and is a combination of

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

strong and powerful with quick movements. Students will learn

3/19-5/21 Mon 4:00pm-4:40pm $120/9

basic stances, punches, blocks, kicks and forms (kata) within a

No class 4/2

fun and safe class environment. Our philosophy is to promote the

3/20-4/24 Tue 6:30pm-7:15pm $68/5

merits of courtesy, respect for oneself and others, and discipline.

No class 4/3

Instructors are certified by the Shito Ryu International Karate-do

5/1-5/29 Tue 6:30pm-7:15pm $68/5

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Kai, Osaka, Japan. A karate gi (uniform) is required and can be purchased for $30. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor : Mari-Jo Suzuki DATES DAY TIME

3/17-4/28 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-11:45am $70/6

4043

11:00am-11:45am $70/6

4044

No class 3/31

5/5-6/16

Sat

No class 5/26

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Youth

Music

1 2 - 3 0 mos

Tuneful Toddlers - Parent / Child In the world of toddlers, movement and exploration are their greatest need and music fits right in! Your toddler will be absorbed in a fun musical environment, which supports all areas of musical development through research-based activities. Through singing, finger plays, rhythm activities, dancing, instrument playing, and focused listening the foundations of musical learning will be encouraged and nurtured, making this a very special music time. Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor : Cynthia Schultz DATES DAY TIME

3/27-6/5 Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:00am $95/10

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No class 4/3

1 - 5 yrs

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.

3 mos - 5 yrs

Siblings 9 months and under are free.

Music Together Consistent winner of local/national awards, Music Together is the gold standard in early childhood music education. Download our free “Hello Everybody� app to hear our music and find out more.

Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor : Cynthia Schultz DATES DAY TIME

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

3/27-6/5

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

No class 4/3

Tue

rhythm. Our family classes feature songs, instruments, movement

3/28-6/6

and group activities. Supply fee includes CDs, digital downloads

No class 4/4

Wed

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-11:00am $95/10

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10:30am-11:15am $95/10

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and songbook extending the music into your home. $143 siblings over 8 months. Call (925) 943-5858 for sibling discount. $45 supply fee per family due at first class.

Petite Pianist: Parent / Child

Location : Tice Valley Gym Classroom

In this beginning piano class your child will be introduced to

Instructor : Music Together DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/7-6/16 Sat 9:00am-9:45am $215/10

3804

No class 5/26

4/7-6/16

Sat

10:00am-10:45am $215/10

3805

11:00am-11:45am $215/10

3806

No class 5/26

4/7-6/16

Sat

4/10-6/12 Tue 4:00pm-4:45pm $215/10

3807

4/10-6/12 Tue 5:00pm-5:45pm $215/10

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4/10-6/12 Tue 6:00pm-6:45pm $215/10

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basic piano skills, notation and rhythm in a supportive, hands-on learning environment. Must have a piano or keyboard at home to practice. $12.50 supply fee due at first class. Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor : Stephen Evans DATES DAY TIME

3/28-6/6

No class 5/26

20

3 . 5 - 5 yrs

Wed

No class 4/4

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

12:00pm-12:45pm $115/10

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Youth 4 - 5 yrs

5 - 1 0 yrs

Ukulele for Kids

Drumming for Fun

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

This class is designed to inspire children to explore their musical

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

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

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

fun musical experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat

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

patterns.

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

Instructor : John Waller

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Jonathan Mendle DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/12-5/31 Thu 5:30pm-6:20pm $98/8

3443

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 1:30pm-2:15pm $91/9

3431

No class 4/2,5/28

5 - 1 0 yrs

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

4 - 6 yrs

Intro to Suzuki Violin

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

Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin

to learn music theory and rhythm exercise, you’ll be having fun

fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions,

rocking out in no time. Bring your own acoustic guitar to class. $5

rhythms and respectful behavior through games and songs. Begin

supply fee due at first class.

of music from nursery rhymes to popular music. Through easy

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

Instructor : John Waller

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Tonya Lei DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/12-5/31 Thu 4:30pm-5:20pm $81/8

3442

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-5/21 Mon 4:15pm-4:45pm $95/8

3432

No class 4/2

5 - 1 2 yrs

Let it Go! Singing for Homeschoolers This is a music appreciation class emphasizing vocal development

5 - 7 yrs

and learning vocal technique, vocal range, and breath control.

Little Voices

Students will be exposed to different composers, various genres,

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

and styles of music. Have confidence when singing. Most

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

important, have fun singing as a group!

you every day? Then come join us in a fun, structured and supportive environment where we’ll learn the different elements of music including rhythm, dynamics, tempo and of course, how to sing.

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor : Ivanna Taratula DATES DAY TIME

4/13-6/8

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-12:00pm $121/9

3444

Instructor : Kelly Mustain DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/27-6/5 Tue 3:30pm-4:15pm $116/10

3436

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Youth 7 - 1 2 yrs

Homeschool Beginning Ukulele You will learn chords, strumming and basic music theory to help make learning the ukulele fun and enjoyable. Students must rent or buy their own ukulele. Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor : Jake Nunn DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 3:00pm-4:00pm $101/10

3439

No class 4/4

7 - 1 3 yrs

Community Arts Youth Orchestra Intermediate Members of the Community Arts Youth Orchestra-Intermediate

5 - 1 4 yrs

group will sharpen orchestral playing skills while enjoying

Homeschool Acoustic Guitar

camaraderie, teamwork and ensemble experience and work

Aspirations to learn acoustic guitar? Dreams of becoming a

toward musical excellence. A suite of successively more advanced

songwriter? In acoustic beginners, we will learn the fundamentals

orchestral experiences culminates with the teen level Advanced

of guitar and improve your finger dexterity while exploring

Orchestra that will perform challenging music and accompany

strumming patterns and learning some classic acoustic songs. We

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

will study how the guitar works and learn its use in an ensemble.

943-5846. No pre-auditions.

Playing and singing is welcome! All you’ll need is your guitar and a pick to get started. $10 supply fee due at first class.

Instructor : Rem Djemilev

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

DATES

Instructor : Jake Nunn DATES DAY TIME

9/12-5/22 Tue 5:00pm-6:15pm $42 3438

No class 4/4

7 - 1 5 yrs

An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly,

Introduction to Piano for Children

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be

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. $8.50 supply fee due at first class.

discussed at first class. Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor : Rem Djemilev DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

3/30-6/8 Fri

Instructor : Stephen Evans

No class 4/6 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-6/7 Thu 3:00pm-3:50pm $113/10

3441

No class 4/5 Instructor : Cynthia Schultz FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 4:30pm-5:20pm $113/10 No class 4/4

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Violin Ensemble (Beg)

6 - 9 yrs

DATES DAY TIME

DAY TIME monthly FEE CR#

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 2:00pm-3:00pm $101/10

DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Auditorium

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3440

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3:30pm-4:15pm $124/10

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Youth 8 - 1 1 yrs

1 2 yrs & u p

Youth Chorus

Community Chorus

In this class students will meet others who love to sing, learn how

In this class students will meet others who love to sing, learn how

to sing in a group setting, and even have a chance to perform! No

to sing in a group setting, and even have a chance to perform! No

experience necessary and all levels are welcome!

experience necessary and all levels are welcome!

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

Instructor : Rhonda Crane

Instructor : Rhonda Crane

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 6:00pm-7:00pm $105/9

3433

No class 4/2, 5/28

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/9-6/4 Mon 7:15pm-8:15pm $94/8

3434

No class 4/2, 5/28

9 - 1 3 yrs

1 2 yrs & u p

Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

Flock of Flutes

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

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

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

Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

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

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

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

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

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

Please call (415) 220-6617 for audition to be scheduled by appointment only.

Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor : Jonathan Mendle

Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Instructor : Monica Williams

3/27-6/5

$101/10

DATES

Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm

3437

DAY TIME monthly FEE CR#

9/19-5/29 Tue 7:30pm-9:00pm $43

No class 4/3

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No class 4/3

1 1 - 1 8 yrs 1 4 yrs & u p

Community Arts Youth Orchestra Advanced

Guitar in a Flash

Members of the Community Arts Youth Orchestra-Intermediate

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

group will sharpen orchestral playing skills while enjoying

postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

camaraderie, teamwork and ensemble experience and work

and standard music notation, while playing beautiful melodies.

toward musical excellence. A suite of successively more advanced

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

orchestral experiences culminates with the teen level Advanced

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier.

Orchestra that will perform challenging music and accompany

Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary.

renowned guest artists. Request full information by calling (925) 943-5846. No pre-auditions.

Instructor : Jonathan Mendle

Location : Center for Community Arts Auditorium

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Rem Djemilev DATES

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-6/4 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm $110/9

DAY TIME monthly FEE CR#

9/12-5/22 Tue 6:30pm-8:30pm $57

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

3466

No class 5/28

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Youth

Personal Enrichment

young players with little or no experience, the course offers video

5 - 1 2 yrs

Kids’ Carpentry

lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations,

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem solving, measuring and

technology (projectors, iPad, teaching software) makes the

applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

learning process easy, fast, and fun! All equipment provided.

The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while boys

Participants receive certificates and trophies at the last class.

and preparation for chess tournaments. The use of the modern

and girls, kindergarten - 7th grade, work together on boats, bird feeders, doll furniture, games, and clocks after completing their

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

sanding block and super top projects. Program may be taken year-

Instructor : Jeff Pernik

round with different projects offered each session. Our motto is

DATES DAY TIME

building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe

3/13-5/15 Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm $173/10

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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and happy environment. $40 supply fee due at first class. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

1 0 - 1 5 yrs

Instructor : Director Michael Glass DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/12-5/17 Thu 3:00pm-4:00pm $121/6

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4/12-5/17 Thu 4:00pm-5:00pm $121/6

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4/12-5/17 Thu 5:00pm-6:00pm $121/6

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Babysitting for Beginners 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

6 - 1 0 yrs

Chess Academy for Kids Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy! This program is a

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bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor : Suzy McCreary

great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles,

DATES DAY TIME

think strategically, and stay focused. Specifically designed for

5/12

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Sat 9:00am-2:00pm $51/1

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Youth

Sports

3 . 5 - 5 yrs

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

1 8 mos - 3 yrs

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

Wee Hoop - Dribblers

in athletics. Through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and developmental games, participants learn the fundamentals of

This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and

baseball, basketball, and track and field. All participants receive a

coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities

Skyhawks t-shirt and medal.

include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #3

listening skills. Parent participation required. Participants will need

Instructor : Skyhawks

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

DATES DAY TIME

Location : Tice Valley Gym Court 1

3/23-6/1

Instructor : Wee Hoop

No class 4/6

DATES DAY TIME

Fri

11:45am-12:30pm $243/10

3785

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/20-4/17 Tue

10:05am-10:40am $78/5

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Location : Tice Soccer Field

5/1-5/29

10:05am-10:40am $78/5

3662

DATES DAY TIME

Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/22-5/31 Thu

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:15am-12:00pm $243/10

3780

No class 4/5

4 - 5 yrs

Wee Hoop - Hot Shots 3 - 4 yrs

Wee Hoop is designed to provide children with a positive basketball experience while promoting an active lifestyle. This class places an emphasis on developing basketball skills and learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will encourage teamwork and new friendships. Participants need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7.

and track & field; allowing young athletes to discover a passion for a variety of sports in one fun-filled setting. Participants explore balance, body movement, coordination, self-esteem, teamwork, a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and games. Our

Instructor : Wee Hoop FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/20-4/17 Tue

10:45am-11:30am $78/5

3663

5/1-5/29

10:45am-11:30am $78/5

3664

Tue

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

sportsmanship and sport specific skill development through

Location : Tice Valley Gym Court 1

DATES DAY TIME

Skyhawks Tot Sports

progressive curriculum, modified equipment, and highly trained staff provide a safe environment where kids can develop at their own pace. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and awards medal. Location : Tice Soccer Field

2 - 3 yrs

Instructor : Skyhawks

Skyhawks Parent & Me Sports

DATES DAY TIME

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

3/22-5/31 Thu

first step into athletics. Using modified equipment, participants

No class 4/5

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-11:00am $243/10

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discover the basics of soccer, baseball, basketball, and track and field. Skyhawks patient and knowledgeable staff provide a safe and positive environment where kids can develop at their own

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #3

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

DATES DAY TIME

participation required.

3/23-6/1

Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:45am-11:30am $243/10

3784

No class 4/6

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #3 Instructor : Skyhawks DATES DAY TIME

3/23-6/1

Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-10:40am $243/10

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No class 4/6

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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.

2 - 3 . 5 yrs

3 . 5 - 4 yrs

Parent & Me Soccer

Tot Soccer

Introduce your toddler to the world’s most popular sport! As you

Enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Encourages large

participate together in our fun age-appropriate activities, your child

motor skill development through fun soccer games and introduces

will be developing their large motor skills and socialization skills.

small children to the group setting. All participants receive a

The fun happens on the field, and in this class parents are a part of

soccer jersey. Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

the action! Each child receives a Kidz Love Soccer jersey.

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #2

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #2

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

4/9-6/4

Mon

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-10:45am $116/8

3592

No class 5/28

4/12-5/31 Thu 9:30am-10:00am $116/8

3598

No class 5/28

4/12-5/31 Thu 6:15pm-6:45pm $116/8

3604

4/12-5/31 Thu

No class 5/28

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/9-6/4 Mon 9:00am-9:30am $116/8 4/9-6/4 Mon 5:15pm-5:45pm $116/8 10:10am-10:40am $116/8

4/12-5/31 Thu 5:00pm-5:30pm $116/8 Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl DATES DAY TIME

4/14-6/9

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:45am-12:15pm $116/8

No class 5/26

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Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/14-6/9 Sat 9:00am-9:30am $116/8 No class 5/26

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Youth 4 - 5 yrs

Pre Soccer Learn the basic techniques of the game while building selfesteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. Each participant receives a Kidz Love Soccer jersey. Shin guards are required after the first meeting. Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #2 Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME

4/9-6/4

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon 9:30am-10:05am $116/8

3591

No class 5/28

4/9-6/4 Mon 5:45pm-6:20pm $116/8

3596

No class 5/28

4/12-5/31 Thu

10:40am-11:15am $116/8

4/12-5/31 Thu 5:30pm-6:05pm $116/8

3600 3603

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl DATES DAY TIME

4/14-6/9 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:05am $116/8

3606

No class 5/26

7 - 1 0 yrs

Soccer 2: Skillz and Scrimmages 5 - 6 yrs

Have a great time while developing core soccer skills like dribbling,

Soccer 1: Techniques and Teamwork

passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will include

Learn dribbling, passing, defense and shooting goals. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be

individual skill building and scrimmages to develop teamwork and positional play. All levels welcome. All participants receive a soccer jersey. Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

introduced gradually. Perfect for first time players and fun and

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field #2

engaging for kids with some experience. All participants receive a

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer

soccer jersey. Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Location : Heather Farm Sports Field North #2

4/9-6/4 Mon 4:30pm-5:15pm $116/8

Instructor : Kidz Love Soccer

No class 5/28

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/9-6/4 Mon 3:45pm-4:30pm $116/8

3593

No class 5/28

4/9-6/4 Mon 6:20pm-7:05pm $116/8

3597

No class 5/28

4/12-5/31 Thu 4:15pm-5:00pm $116/8

3601

4/14-6/9

Sat

No class 5/26

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl DATES DAY TIME

4/14-6/9

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:50am-11:35am $116/8

3650

No class 5/26

KLS WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please call the KLS

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl DATES DAY TIME

3594

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:05am-10:50am $116/8

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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 1 2 - 2 4 mos

3 - 5 yrs

Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play

Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3-5

Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play — all while having a blast! Parent participation required.

includes dynamic activities, which involve dribbling technique, and moves to promote confidence with the ball. The primary focus for this age group is body movement with the ball and your child will be introduced to juggling and other skill building activities. The

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/8-6/10 Sun 9:50am-10:30am $183/10

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Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

4/5-6/7

dribbling, shooting and the introduction of passing. Every class

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars

DATES DAY TIME

comfortable with the ball by developing soccer skills such as

concepts of teammates and teamwork are also introduced.

Location : Parks Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

DATES DAY TIME

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

4/8-6/10

Sun

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:40am-11:25am $183/10

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5 - 7 yrs

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 9:30am-10:10am $183/10

DATES DAY TIME

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Super Soccer Stars: Ages 5-7 The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill

2 - 3 yrs

development and group activities like small-sided games to

Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3

goals. Every Kindergarten-1st Grade Super Soccer Stars class emphasizes spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging

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

teamwork. Repetitious ball skill activities are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence. Bring water, wear closed toed shoes.

child’s natural development through our fun, physical learning

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

experience allowing your child to improve their natural ability.

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

4/8-6/10

Instructor : Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME

4/5-6/7

Thu

11:30am-12:30pm $183/10

3820

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:20am-11:00am $183/10

3816

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/8-6/10 Sun 9:00am-9:40am $183/10

8 - 1 0 yrs

Super Soccer Stars: Ages 8-10

Location : Parks Arbolado Park Lower Bowl DATES DAY TIME

Sun

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3817

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

SUPER SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rain, check the SSS

are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence. Basic

twitter page at https://twitter.com/SuperSoccerSF 1/2 hour prior

tactical activities are also introduced at this age.

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.

Location : Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor : Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/8-6/10 Sun 12:35pm-1:35pm $183/10

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STEM

Writing & Literature

2 - 4 yrs

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

2 1 mos - 3 yrs

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

Little Lits I

and hands-on science experiments specifically tailored for this

In this story-time based toddler class, children will be introduced

young and curious age group. This supportive environment will

to preschool themes through music and books. Wonderful read-

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

alouds, rhymes, storyboards, and movement and finger play,

science. Parent-participation required. $15 supply fee due at first

will prepare children for a life-long love of reading and learning.

class.

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

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Maria Kapadia DATES DAY TIME

3/9-4/20

Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-11:00am $108/6

3812

activity and some stay-and-read time. You will take home songs to sing, book titles to read, and craft ideas. Parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Meera Sriram

No class 4/6

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/15-4/26 Thu 9:45am-10:30am $99/6

6 - 1 2 yrs

3868

No class 4/5

NEW | ALOHA Mind Math Class Kids find learning math on the abacus fun! Your child will learn to do math on the abacus and practice mental math techniques.

3 - 4 . 5 yrs

Watch your child be inspired to develop confidence and agility

Little Lits II

in math. This hands-on, engaging class will broaden your child’s

Enriching early literacy class for pre-kinders. The story-time based

understanding of math as they realize they can be math rock stars.

sessions will cover themes related to the environment and our

Abacus and workbook included.

world, like seasons, animals, trees, and our earth. We will have fun, interactive picture book readings, songs and movement,

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

crafts, and several literacy activities, all emphasizing on vital

Instructor : Hali Hausmann DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/21-5/16 Wed 3:30pm-4:30pm $225/8

3870

No class 4/4

language and reading skills. Class will encourage a love for books and a curiosity to learn, while opening up our world for young children. Parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

7 - 1 3 yrs

Instructor : Meera Sriram

NEW | Create a Skateboard!

DATES DAY TIME

Create a Skateboard is a STEAM-based curriculum which utilizes

3/15-4/26 Thu

skateboarding to teach kids how to make connections between

No class 4/5

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:45am-11:45am $125/6

3869

the subjects they are studying in school and how it applies to something that is relevant to them. Following a structured curriculum, students learn how skateboard creation applies to mathematics, science, language skills, design, and engineering opportunities. All this wrapped up into an immersive creative arts experience with a DIY twist. Students create and build their very own unique skateboard. $67 supply fee due at workshop.

Like us on Facebook!

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

Become a part of the Walnut Creek Arts+Rec family, and keep up

Instructor : Jordan Richter DATES DAY TIME

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with all the latest news, activities and fun on Facebook! FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 9:00am-3:00pm $152/1

4046

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Youth camps

Youth Camps

Camp Community Arts - Half Day Location : Center for Community Arts Instructor : Staff

Camp Community Arts - Spring

DATES DAY TIME

Camp Community Arts offers a range of arts experiences

4/2-4/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm $311/5

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throughout the day including drawing/illustration, theater, dance, and more! Camp is open to students 3 -10 years, providing half-day and full-day options for the week for our 5-7 and 8-10 year old age groups. Morning care and after care are available for an additional fee each day for campers 5-10 years old.

5 - 1 0 yrs

Camp Community Arts - Morning Care Location : Center for Community Arts

Campers ages 3-4 years are invited to join us for the half-day only.

Instructor : Staff

LOCATION : Shadelands Art Center: 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Creek.

4/2-4/6

$44/5

Camp prices increase after March 3, 2018 ($182/half day and $336/ full day). Scholarships available. For more information visit www.CommunityArts.org.

Mon-Fri 8:00am-9:00am

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Camp Community Arts - After Care Location : Center for Community Arts Instructor : Staff

3 - 4 yrs

Camp Community Arts - Half Day Location : Center for Community Arts

4/2-4/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-4/6

$55/5

Mon-Fri 4:00pm-6:00pm

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6 - 1 1 yrs

Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm $157/5

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Skyhawks Basketball Camp Program designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball through play. Participants are broken into teams to compete in a series of skill-based drills and games that focus developing their skills,

5 - 7 yrs

confidence, and passion for the game. Development objectives

Camp Community Arts - Full Day

include dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, strategy, agility, selfesteem, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Skyhawks coaches provide

Location : Center for Community Arts

a positive environment where players of all ages and abilities can

Instructor : Staff DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-4/6

$311/5

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

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4/2-4/6 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm $157/5

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8 yrs - 1 0 yrs

Camp Community Arts - Full Day Location : Center for Community Arts Instructor : Staff

30

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

For ages 6-8:

Instructor : Staff

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-4/6

$311/5

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

Location : Foothill Community Gym Courts 1 & 2

DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts

4/2-4/6

Participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and award medal.

Instructor : Skyhawks

Camp Community Arts - Half Day

DATES DAY TIME

participate in friendly fun competition with lots of encouragement!

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Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm $273/5

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Foe ages 9-11: 4/2-4/6

Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm $273/5

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calendar CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES February 5 – April 5

Wendy Soneson’s Students Watercolors Shadelands Art Center

April 9 – May 25

Youth Art Show 2018 Shadelands Art Center

May 4 – 6

Clay Arts Guild Spring Sale Friday from 5:00 to 9:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm,  Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Civic Park Studios

May 5

6 - 1 2 yrs

Community Arts Preschool Family Yoga,

NEW | Cooking Round the World: An International Adventure

10:30am to 1:00pm, Shadelands Art Center

Cooking Round the World is the intersection where culinary arts

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meet cultural education. Campers cook, taste, smell, and savor

Family Art Day

foods from a different country EVERYDAY, and we cook and

10:00am to 2:00pm, Shadelands Art Center

eat up to six dishes from that country! Camp activities include language development, playing an international children’s game, a daily cooking demonstration, beautiful slide shows, international folktales, trivia games, an afternoon run around, and a rousing competition based on the TV show “Chopped”; kids are the chefs and the staff guide the process! $30 supply fee due at first class.

Spring Orchestra Concert 7:00 - 9:00pm, Shadelands Art Center, Auditorium May 24

Location : Civic Park Community Center Kitchen

Spring Jazz & Flock of Flutes Concert

Instructor : Katherine Pinello DATES DAY TIME

May 22

7:30 - 9:00pm, Shadelands Art Center, Auditorium FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-4/5 Mon-Thu 9:00am-12:00pm $278/4

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May 25 – July 27

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

6 - 1 2 yrs

NEW | Fun with Robotic Programming May 29

Have fun learning how to program a robotic ball! Write code to make it spin, change colors, and find its way out of a maze. Students learn the fundamentals of computer programming and

Spring Performance Jam 6:30 - 7:30pm, Shadelands Art Center, Dance Studio

see how the commands that they issue directly control the robotic ball. Students gain an appreciation for how software and hardware

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work together. They learn how to break down and analyze

Spring Ballet Concert

problems as they debug their code. All equipment will be provided

7:00 - 8:30pm, Del Valle Theater

for use during class. Location : Tice Valley Gym Classroom

June 1

Instructor : Fun with Academics

Spring Ballet Concert

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-4/6 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm $298/5

7:00 - 8:30pm, Shadelands Art Center, Auditorium

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Community Arts Foundation

President’s Message What a year! It has been heartening to see the community support of our work and efforts to bring “Arts for All.” Many community members have joined our Donor Circles, helping us raise more than $25,000 to date. Additionally, many community members were at the “Heart of art” by making year-end donations raising another $16,000 for scholarships for those members of our community who would not be able to participate in arts education without support from donors like you. These year-end donations brought us that much closer to reaching our $25,000 goal to match the challenge grant we received from the Quest Foundation. One of the highlights of year-end giving was a note received with a donation. The note read “You are essential to the Community.” The note brought tears to my eyes, as I do believe our work is important. The same can be said for every one of our donors, whether it’s a member of our Donor Circle or someone who only gives $10. Each of our donors is essential to the community. On behalf of the Board of Directors and those who benefit from the scholarships and classes at the Center for Community Arts, I thank you for your support. Together we are providing “Arts for All.” Please remember that any donation, large or small, helps bring art opportunities to all members of our community. Thank you for your interest and support. Glynnis E. Cowdery President

PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL! We need to raise an additional $9000 in matching funds to secure the generous grant of $25,000 from the Quest Foundation to provide scholarships for Community Arts students. Please visit our website at www.CommArtsFoundation.org and click on the link to donate. Every donation, large or small, will make a difference!

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2017 - 2018 DONOR CIRCLE MEMBERS* Founders Circle ($5000 or more) Quest Foundation Glynnis and John Cowdery Michael and Denise Weiner Patrons Circle ($3000 to $5000) Designer Circle ($2000 to $3000) Michael Bodson Creative Circle ($1000 to $2000) Laura and Raymond Depole Mary Leigh Miller Doug Rowe Nancy Scott Sharon Simpson Cindy and Tom Silva Linda and David VanderJagt Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation Artist Circle ($500 to $1000) Karyn and Mike Kessler Carol and Ken Fowler Natalie Inouye Ernie and Carole Leopold Ben and Constance Nie Stephen Raymond Maker Circle ($250 to $500) Fritz Brunner Rich and Sue Carlston Phyllis and Harvey Ceaser Jane and Roger Emanuel Loella and Ralph Haskew Brian Hirahara Gary and Jean Pokorny Olga Jane Rotermund Greg and Lorraine Souder Robert and Karen Stankus * This list is current as of 1/10/18. For an updated list or more information about Donor Circles, visit our website at www. CommArtsFoundation.org


Community Arts Foundation

Special thanks Special thanks to all the generous community members who helped support our end-of-year fundraising campaign “Be at the heart of art�. With your help, the Community Arts Foundation raised over $16,000 to help support scholarships for students of all ages! Thank you Robert Anthony Design, AlphaGraphics, Henry Cowdery Design and the City of Walnut Creek for your generous in-kind donations, saving the Foundation thousands of dollars to provide more funds for scholarships.

Donors contributing under $250 in 2017* Sameer Advani Paul Alexandrov Donna Agranbright Hallie Bahr & Mark Galicia Mima Baird Gretchen Bartzen Ken & Sonia Binning Joe Bologna Cindy & Bob Brittain Deborah Buchta John & Valarie Burgess Milanie Calleja The Charsova Family Ruth M. Collins Contra Costa Music Teachers Assoc. Julie Cooper Sal Crispi Doris Dino & Diego Rivera Lisa Corrigan Elting & Eric Elting Susan & Allen Fischer Anya & Emma Francisco Christopher & Lauren Gavin Peter & Laurie Goodwin Karen Harrell Lourdes C. Hoagland Georgi & Gergana Ivanova The Jian Family Linda Johnson Barnabas & Veronika Kerekes

Liubov Kochkarova Kelly & Daniel Kunzman Julie Langley Stephen Liwanag The Lopez Family Rey Lotho Alicia Louie Chuck & Pam Luther Rita MacKay Marilyn Mansfield Marinella Mendoza Paulo & Andrea Mercado Ann Merideth Paola Meta Jon & Iskra Miller George & Nancy Murillo Robert & Elizabeth Murillo John & Kara Navolio Kathryn Nelson Mike & Ann Orso MaryBeth Porfido Ross Genevieve Que The Qin Family Arline Reimann Pat Rezak Mark & Cindi Richards Maria Rodas

Jane Rotermund Michele & Kevin Safine Annamarie Saggio Fernando Salomon Eva Santelli Michael Sela Ed & Lory Sevillena Barbara Shull Nan Siegel Robert Simmons & Judy Whelan Jennie & Jeff Smiith Gunvor Sommerhaug Nancy Spiecker Mr. & Mrs. Spina Jose Torrella Mariciel Torrella Pablo & Irene Torrella Pauline Torrella Joey & Lynn Trio V. Sattui Winery Michael Yormark Rosemary Weltz Ken White Paul & Jennifer Wickboldt Jill and Kevin Wilk John Zheng

We have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy of this list. If you discover an error please contact us at CAFoundation@walnut-creek.org

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ADULT

Ceramics & Sculpture

NEED PHOTO(S)!

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Instructor : Takemi Tsuruta

Ceramics

DATES DAY TIME

Learn to wheel throw or hand build basic ceramic forms.

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 7:00pm-10:00pm $207/10

Decorating, glazing, and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis will be on developing a personal sense of form using

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sound fundamental skills. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class.

Instructor : Kristin Landowski

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio E

DATES DAY TIME

3/29-6/7 Thu

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

7:00pm-10:00pm $207/10

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Ceramics (Beg/Int) Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

Instructor : Nadia Tarzi-Saccardi DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 9:00am-12:00pm $186/9

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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No class 4/30, 5/28

7:00pm-10:00pm $207/10

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $207/10

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3/28-6/6 Wed 9:00am-12:00pm $207/10

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Ceramics (Int/Adv) Instructor : Bruno Kark

No class 5/2

DATES DAY TIME Instructor : Kathleen Jensen

3/27-6/5 Tue FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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Instructor : James Newton

3/24-6/9 Sat

Instructor : Christopher Fortin

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

No class 5/4

3/26-6/4 Mon 7:00pm-10:00pm $186/9

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

3/30-6/8 Fri

Instructor : Lesley Jensen DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Takemi Tsuruta

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

7:00pm-10:00pm $207/10

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ADULT A d u lt

Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv) Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems that express your unique personality. Totems will include large tactile beads, sculptural elements and may include journalistic pieces as well. Planters, birdbaths, mushroom sculptures, fountains and more will be offered in the Garden Vessel portion of the class. Instructor’s bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated in the Garden Vessel portion of the class. Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio E Instructor : Ellen Sachtschale DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-6/7 Thu 9:00am-12:00pm $207/10

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Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Int/Adv)

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

Oddities Made in Clay

Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and

Join us in this class and explore creating “odd” shaped items in our

glazes to enhance your work. Mold-making techniques and use of

everyday lives such as candlesticks, oil burners, egg separators, and

extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving,

other organic shaped decorative and practical pieces. This class will

stamp images, and relief designs.

explore simple and complex construction using clay.

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio E

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio E

Instructor : Ed Blackburn

Instructor : Ann Henderson

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/25-6/3 Sun 10:00am-1:00pm $186/9

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-6/7 Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm $207/10

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Intro to Sculpture

Pottery Making for Raku (Beg-Adv)

Learn the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted

Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with

ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad

tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. Students will focus

artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or

on hand-built and wheel-thrown forms and techniques that work well

narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations

with the raku firing process; glaze demos on proper application, use of

and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques include pinch,

resists and terra sigillata will be covered. Note: Students participate in

slab, coil, and solid hand-building methods. Surface texture and

firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from

treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No

kiln. It is advisable that students provide their own gloves and tongs.

wheel work will be taught.

No registration permitted after second class. Prerequisite: One quarter of ceramics. No clay beginners. Clay must be purchased in class; tools

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio E

may also be purchased in class.

Instructor : Christopher Fortin DATES DAY TIME

3/27-6/5 Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $207/10

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Instructor : James Newton DATES DAY TIME

No class 5/1

3/27-6/5 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $207/10

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio E

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3/30-6/8 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $267/10

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Adult A d u lt

Chris Stanley Master Potter Series: “Making Pots Personal” What are you trying to say with your pots? This workshop will focus on both the how and why of making pots. Chris will demonstrate a myriad of throwing and hand-building techniques in hopes to create an atmosphere that fosters dialogue that will lead us to a deeper understanding of our work. Chris Stanley is a Distinguished Professor of Art at Penn State University and President of the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts. He has traveled as a visiting artist from Bezalel Academy in Israel to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, where he served on the Board of Trustees. He has received two National Endowment of the Arts Grants and his work is in many collections, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of Arts, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, as well as friends’ cupboards. With open heart and a seeker’s spirit all are welcome in this shared search for meaning. Co sponsored by WC Clay Arts Guild (providing lunch) and Clay People. Chris Stanley, Master Potter

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio E Instructor : Chris Stanley

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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

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

5/19-5/19

$47 $98/1

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

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vessels, cups, and pitchers.

Open Studio Ceramics

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio E

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised

Instructor : Nadia Tarzi-Saccardi

studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/26-6/4 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm $230/9

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students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills and knowledge learned from current, quarterly ceramics and sculpture classes. 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 the 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 : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio E DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/24-6/9

$95 $155/56

Fri, Sat 12:00pm-7:00pm

No class 4/1, 4/30-5/6, 5/19, 5/28

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Culinary Arts A d u lt

Asian Vegetarian Cooking Series Using his cookbook, Asian Fusion, Vegetarian, Chat invites you to join his quest for healthy eating. Modify Asian dishes into vegetarian friendly meals and maintain the soul that makes Asian cuisine so uniquely popular. Make dishes from various Asian cuisines, such as China, India, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, and make them healthier by using only vegetables and their byproducts. Learn to use different seasonings and herbs from Asia. $55 supply fee due at first class. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen Instructor : Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

5/8-5/29 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $163/4

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

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Asian cultures have adapted and modified the classic techniques

Basic Thai Cooking Series

to make them their own. Learn the various methods and simple techniques of stir-frying, quick and easy food preparation using

Recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his cookbook Easy Thai, Chat invites you to get into Thai with this three-week intensive Thai cooking series. Learn Thai culinary philosophy and recognize Thai tastes and flavors by hands-on preparation of a 5-dish Thai meal each night. We’ll use herbs and spices such as galangal and kaffir lime that are unique to Thai

fresh ingredients, and taking little time to cook. Make delicious healthy dishes from Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Menu includes Beef and Broccoli, Eggplant and Thai Basil, Chow Mein, Peppered Shrimp, and more. $15 supply fee due at class.

cuisine and transform fresh ingredients into delicious dishes. $40

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

supply fee due at first class.

Instructor : Chat Mingkwan

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Chat Mingkwan

5/16-5/16 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/14-3/28 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $138/3

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Home Cheese Making A d u lt

Learn the great mysteries of making awesome chevre and

Dim Sum Workshop

fantastic feta, as well as the mysterious Crottin! In addition to

Dim Sum means “a little bit of heart”, and these little savories and sweets gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served as an elegant and fun light appetizer, light lunch, snack or as a special treat. We will learn to use a variety of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items and learn techniques of filling and wrapping delicious popular Asian snacks such as pork and

learning everything you’ll need to know to make yummy cheeses in your own kitchen, you’ll have the opportunity to sample other scrumptious farm creations such as beet kavaas whey crackers. You’ll experiment with unique chevre flavorings from savory to sweet. You’ll take home culture and rennet for making your own cheese as well as sample cheeses we’ve made. $10 supply fee.

shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

seed balls. $15 supply fee due at first class.

Instructor : Jeannie Mckenzie

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Chat Mingkwan

4/14-4/14 Sat

DATES DAY TIME

5/1

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-2:00pm $88/1

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

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Adult A d u lt

Sushi Workshop Let’s make our sushi fresh, light, and clean with a variety of seasonal and local offerings. Learn to prepare fresh ingredients for various toppings and learn simple techniques in making your perfect sushi. With a hands-on approach, we will make Nigiri (finger rolls) and Maki Nori (seaweed rolls) with the freshest fish and vegetables for your dinner. Bring your pointed-tip chef knife, bamboo mat, large cutting board, cloth hand towel, beverage, and a to-go box. $15 supply fee due at class. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen Instructor : Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME

4/10

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

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NEW | Exuberant Flavors of Spain This is a hands-on demonstration with historical overview. The appetizer is from Basque country, tapas made with goat cheese,

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paprika, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes on crostini. Your entree will

Indonesian Cooking

be Gambas al Ajillo, shrimp simmered in garlicky olive oil and

The cooking of the Spice Islands fills with aromatic flavors and

sherry accompanied with Fabada Asturian, a Spanish bean stew

fresh tropical fruits, herbs and vegetables. Join us in cooking

with chorizo, pork and ham. Dessert is Crema Catalina, a Spanish

popular Indonesian meals for our dinner. Learn to use Indonesian

version of Creme Brulee. $17 supply fee due at class.

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 sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, hand towel, apron, and

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen Instructor : Nora Frazier DATES DAY TIME

5/17

beverage. $15 supply fee due at class.

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $55/1

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Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

2 1 yrs & u p

Instructor : Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME

4/24

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

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Wine Analysis: A Journey through a Glass of Wine Class identifies three types of wine tasters explaining how you can determine what category of taster you are. Learn to identify

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and describe seven major components of wine by tasting five

Living the Menu Loco “Puerto Rican Cuisine”

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

This is a hands-on demonstration with historical overview.

opportunity to test your olfactory skills. Learn technique for tasting

The appetizer for this class is a Traditional Chicharron de Pollo

a glass of wine, serving wine at proper temperatures, proper

(marinated chicken fritters) tasty and easy to make. Your entree

wine storage and importance of using correct wine glass. Class is

will be Shrimp Asopao, a soupy shrimp stew with red chiles, rice

appropriate for both novice and intermediate wine connoisseurs.

and spices. And for dessert, a creamy coconut custard: Pistachio

$5.00 supply fee due at class.

and Coconut Tembleque. $17 supply fee due at class.

Instructor : Robert Becker, Certified Sommelier

Instructor : Nora Frazier

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Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Kitchen

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $55/1

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/21

Sa

2:00pm-4:30pm $48/1

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3/10

Sat 2:00pm-4:30pm $48/1

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Adult

Dance A d u lt

Adult Contemporary Ballet Classical ballet technique will be introduced to the adult learner in a way that breaks the bounds of a traditional ballet setting. Come join us in learning ballet technique with other adults while integrating contemporary dance with the traditional form. Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/28-6/6 Wed 7:00pm-8:00pm $120/10

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Tap (Intermediate)

1 6 yrs & u p

Jazz

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

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

Intermediate Tap, advanced moves such as Shim Sham, toe

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

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

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

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

shoes, comfortable dance/workout clothes.

Tap shoes required

Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D

Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill

Instructor : Cyndi Wright

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

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/9-6/4 Mon 7:30pm-8:30pm $82/8

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DATES DAY TIME

4/6-6/8 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

6:30pm-7:30pm $109/10

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16 & up A d u lt

Teen/Adult Ballet

Tap (Beginning)

Come experience the joy and beauty of ballet with us. In this class,

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

we will be working on proper body alignment and ballet technique

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

as we build our dance foundation and learn new choreography.

Intermediate Tap, advanced moves such as Shim Sham, toe

We will be at the barre, center, traveling across the floor, stretching

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

and strengthening. Mixed levels are welcome. Non competitive,

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

positive, fun atmosphere! Wear ballet slippers and comfortable, fitted clothes you can move freely in.

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D Instructor : Cyndi Wright DATES DAY TIME

4/6-6/8 Fri

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D FEE/SESSIONS CR#

5:30pm-6:30pm $109/10

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Instructor : Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME

4/14-6/2

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:45am-12:00pm $75/7

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Adult Urban Funk

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int)

Designed for adults, this class of urban funk combines the styles of

The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with

jazz, hip hop, and breaking in a funky upbeat setting.

many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning line dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D

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

Instructor : Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME

dancers are welcome. The first part of the class will be devoted FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/29-6/7 Thu 8:00pm-9:00pm $119/10

3476

No class 4/5

to introductory dances. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of the class. Open dance from 5:00-5:30pm, lessons begin at 5:30pm. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

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Instructor : John Trentacosti

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

DATES DAY TIME

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

No class 4/4

waltz, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy,

5/2-5/23 Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm $39/4

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/21-4/25 Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm $48/5

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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.

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int) Dances taught will be a mixture of beginner to intermediate

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

dances, depending on the level of participants. One new dance

Instructor : Anna Magid DATES DAY TIME

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will be taught each week with reviews of all others taught. Open FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/23-5/21 Mon 7:00pm-8:15pm $102/5

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dancing for warm up. Step sheets provided for all dances taught. Dancers should wear comfortable shoes with suede or leather soles.

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Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

Argentine Tango (Beg/int)

Instructor : Alice Marez DATES DAY TIME

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

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world.

3/13-4/24 Tue 2:00pm-3:30pm $51/6

Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections

No class 4/3

not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals,

5/1-5/29

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

$43/5

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technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all dances. Dances will reflect the interest and ability of the class. Intermediate class for experienced dancers.

who wants to learn newer dances and review the classics. Dances

Instructor : Marcelo Solis

taught will reflect the interest and ability of the class.

Beginner FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/12-5/3 Thu 7:30pm-8:30pm $43/4

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5/10-5/31 Thu 7:30pm-8:30pm $43/4

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Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor : John Trentacosti DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/21-4/25 Wed 7:00pm-9:00pm $48/5

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Intermediate DATES DAY TIME

Line Dance (Int) Intermediate class is for the improving and experienced dancer

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

DATES DAY TIME

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/12-5/3 Thu 8:30pm-9:30pm $43/4

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5/10-5/31 Thu 8:30pm-9:30pm $43/4

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NEW | GroovaRoo Babywearing and Family Dance Class Rooted in soul line dancing, this low impact dance class is interactive, engaging and focused on community bonding! Dancing with your child is a sure way to connect with you, your baby, family and other parents or caregivers! Music genre includes: Motown, R&B, hip hop, and reggae. Infants are preferably carried facing in towards your body while toddlers may be back carried. Carriers are not provided, however several carriers available on a first come first served basis for class use. Location : Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Instructor : Anthea Yugawa DATES DAY TIME

3/14

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Wed

11:15am-12:00pm $15/1

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3/21-4/18 Wed

11:15am-12:00pm $63/4

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11:15am-12:00pm $78/5

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4/25-5/23 Wed

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Tahitian Drumming/Music A d u lt

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

Tahitian I Women and Men (Beg) This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances)

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student

Instructor : Reynaldo Aguilar

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

DATES DAY TIME

3/17-5/19 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:30am $73/8

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No class 3/31, 5/5

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Mary Aguilar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/21-5/23 Wed 7:30pm-8:30pm $73/8 A d u lt

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Tahitian Ahuro’a Women A d u lt

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

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* & (Adv)* This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances)

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student

Instructor : Mary Aguilar

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

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/21-5/23 Wed 6:30pm-7:30pm $73/8 No class 4/4, 5/2

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*Registration per instructor’s approval. Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Mary Aguilar DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/21-5/23 Wed 8:30pm-10:00pm $73/8

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Decorative & Fiber Arts

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Weaving: Basic and Beyond Explore color, texture and pattern drafting on studio floor looms while creating fabulous projects including scarves, handbags, table dĂŠcor and floor rugs. Material list online at www.communityarts. org/materials. Location : Center for Community Arts Heather Farm Preschool -

Studio H Instructor : Alexandra Milukhin DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/4-5/23 Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm $188/8

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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop I The rigid heddle loom is a very portable, inexpensive and elegantly simple tool for weaving. The Cricket Loom is a small rigid heddle loom that is ideal for knitters who want to use up

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

Beginning Quilting

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

In this class, students will learn many techniques of piecing together a

warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns.

quilt. We will talk about terminology and discuss fabrics while learning

Returning students are encouraged. Bring a lunch. Materials list

to properly cut fabric, and accurately piece and assemble the quilt top.

online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Bring your own yarn

Learn the basics of everything a beginning quilter needs to complete

or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring

your first quilt top. Materials list at www.communityarts.org/materials.

your own.

Location : Center for Community Arts Heather Farm Preschool

Location : Center for Community Arts Heather Farm Preschool -

Instructor : Laurie Biundo

Studio H

DATES DAY TIME

5/12-6/9 Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-12:30pm $93/4

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DATES DAY TIME

4/15

No class 6/2

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 9:30am-4:30pm $74/1

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1 3 yrs & u p

Mixed Level Weaving

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop II

Beginners learn the basics of weaving while using our floor looms.

Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it

Students explore pattern, color and texture through the creation of

is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern

a sampler. Weaving terms, project planning, warping technique and

weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made

basic weave structures are covered. Perfect for beginners. Great for

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

those wanting to feel more secure with warping and project planning.

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

Continuing students may explore a variety of weave structures,

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

working at their own pace. Teens welcome. Materials list online at

www.communityarts.org/materials. Bring your own yarn or pay a

www.communityarts.org/materials. $25 supply fee for beginners/$5 for

supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own

continuing students due at first class.

warped rigid heddle loom.

Location : Center for Community Arts Heather Farm Preschool -

Location : Center for Community Arts Heather Farm Preschool -

Studio H

Studio H

Instructor : Reba Siero

Instructor : Reba Siero

DATES DAY TIME

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Instructor : Reba Siero

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/3-6/5 Tue 2:00pm-5:00pm $239/10

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4/3-6/5 Tue 6:00pm-9:00pm $239/10

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DATES DAY TIME

4/29

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 9:30am-4:30pm $74/1

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Adult

Digital Media & Photography

1 6 yrs & u p

Dramatic Light Landscapes Learn how to get the best from the dramatic light of early morning, late afternoon and sunset. Two guided Saturday field shoots plus three Tuesday evenings with advice on composition, practical shooting techniques, good photo locations, and critiques of your

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The Joy of Beginning Photography

photos from the field trips. Use any camera provided it allows

Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is

familiar with its operation. A tripod and remote release are highly

encouraged by working both indoors and outdoors taking scenics,

recommended.

manual control of exposure and focus and you are already

portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with lighting, composition, and content. Plus, learn about shutter speed, f-stops, light meters, ISO, dynamic range, icon, settings, RAW or JPEG, color balance, and more! Bring digital camera and manual.

Class includes two Saturday field trips, 4/21/18, 6:30-11:00 am, and 4/28/18, 3:00-8:00 pm Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor : Bill Helsel

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor : Conrad Johnson

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

4/17-5/1 Tue 7:30pm-9:30pm $107/3

4/3-6/5

Tue

Fee/Sessions CR#

8:30am-10:30am $191/10

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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Advanced Intermediate Photography

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Inside Your Canon DSLR

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

Learn about all of the features of your Canon Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s

dramatic images with emotional content. Assignments are more challenging and will encourage developing a personal vision.

buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and

Instructor : Conrad Johnson

questions.

DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

4/3-6/5

Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:30am-12:30pm $191/10

3506

Instructor : Tom Crews DATES DAY TIME

5/5

Sat

Fee/Sessions CR#

10:00am-1:00pm $53/1

3512

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Photoshop for Photographers This class will concentrate on those Photoshop features needed to

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edit digital images including resizing and cropping, understanding

Adventures Beyond Beginning Photography

layers, image adjustments, using levels and curves, hue/saturation, color balance, black and white conversion, how to use the

Perfect for the enthusiast who wants to become more proficient. You will benefit from photographer Conrad Johnson’s four decades of professional experience. Lighting and composition is covered with special emphasis on emotional content. Use of

select and image editing tools to work on photographs, and the importance of proper color management. Laptop computer with Photoshop installed highly recommended. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

prime lenses and flash is discussed and assigned. Achieve greater

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

control and satisfaction.

Instructor : Tom Crews

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Conrad Johnson

4/12-5/31 Thu 6:30pm-9:00pm $192/8

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3511

Fee/Sessions CR#

4/3-6/5 Tue 7:00pm-9:00pm $191/10

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Take Control of Your Digital Camera

Vacation & Travel Photography Made Easy

Students will learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great photographs by subject placement, proper

Bring your iPhone, point & shoot or DSLR and get ready for

framing, and selecting a point of view. We will explain camera

adventure. Understand wide - tele lenses, action shutter speeds

functions, investigate the creative aspects of digital photography,

and high ISO landscapes, architecture, lighting, composition and

and discuss the importance of obtaining correct exposure. We will

flash. Point of view and time of day is emphasized. Essential travel

also explore the world of close-up photography and how to shoot

gear and clothing.

exciting travel photographs. Photographic assignments and a field trip will allow the student to practice the tools and techniques learned in class. PLEASE NOTE: Field Trip on 5/19, 11am-1pm

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3 Instructor : Conrad Johnson DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

4/21

Instructor : Tom Crews DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/11-5/23 Wed 6:30pm-9:00pm $106/7

3510

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 9:00am-2:00pm $53/1

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Wow! Landscape Photography Discover how to transform your “Wow!” moments in wild

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The Photograph as a Fine Art Print

landscapes into powerful, creative expressions of your personal

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

canyons includes two Saturday photo lectures and field sessions

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

that provide composition, exposure tools and practice creating

of printed photographs. This course will cover best practices in

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

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

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

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

more locations and offer resources for continued learning. Material

printer capable of delivering stunning professional quality prints

list online.

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

on media up to 24 inches wide by any desired length. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom highly recommended. $50 supply fee due at first class.

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor : Sue Reynolds DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

4/21-4/28 Sat

Instructor : Brian Shapiro DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-6/4 Mon 6:30pm-8:30pm $172/9

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No class 5/28

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3:00pm-8:00pm $102/2

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Photography Forum The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of

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Inside Your Nikon DSLR

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

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

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

Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s

and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops

buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in

allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field

improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and

trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance

questions.

at one meeting is free to enrolled Community Arts students.

and experiences. Meets third Tuesday of each month (June

Enrollment is open throughout the year at a prorated fee.

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

Instructor : Tom Crews DATES DAY TIME

5/12

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-1:00pm $53/1

3513

Instructor : Tom Crews DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9/19-5/15

$15/8

Variable 7:00pm-9:30pm

No class 12/19

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Adult

Dog & Pet Care A d u lt

Dog Obedience (Beg) 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 from bolting through doors. This is a critical step in developing a healthy bond and puts your dog on the road to a more meaningful life. The first class of the session is mandatory, and you come without your dog. Suitable for dogs 4 months and older. $25 supply fee due at first class. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Bonnie Brown-Cali DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/10-5/15 Tue 7:15pm-8:00pm $136/6

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Puppy Head Start

Help for Reactive Dogs

Get a head start on socialization and puppy manners by enrolling

Don’t let another walk with your dog feel like a disaster because

your pup in this fun and safe interactive class. Your pup will roll

of lunging and barking behaviors. Don’t seclude your dog in the

and play with other puppies and interact with new people. We

backyard because his behavior in public is unmanageable. Come

cover house breaking, manners, rudimentary obedience, leash

and learn what makes your dog react and the steps you can take

training and coming when called. Class suitable for the entire

to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. Please

family to attend; however, all puppies must be accompanied by a

do not bring your dog the first day of class. Please call instructor

handler who is 18 years or older. Puppies must be between the age

if your dog is overly reactive toward you or your family members.

of 12 and 20 weeks. $12 supply fee due at first class.

$25 supply fee due at first class.

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Bonnie Brown-Cali DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Bonnie Brown-Cali DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/10-5/15 Tue 6:15pm-7:00pm $136/6

3761

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/10-4/24 Tue 5:15pm-6:00pm $66/3

3671

5/1-5/15 Tue 5:15pm-6:00pm $66/3

3672

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Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

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Homebrewing 101 Participants with learn the general process of making beer and take part in brewing and bottling a batch of homebrew from start to finish. The class will start with a short discussion about the techniques, equipment and cost involved. We will then brew a batch of beer from malt extract and bottle a second finished batch. Class participants will gain a general understanding of the process and leave with information and resources to brew their own beer at home. Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor : Chris Opela DATES DAY TIME

4/21

Backyard Chickens This class will introduce you to the fascinating world of backyard chickens and give you the information you need to get started with your own low-effort backyard flock. We will 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. We will give you information on where to purchase your chickens and feed and resources for learning more.

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Acting Group This course is for students who want to expand and develop what they learned in Intro to Acting. Students will dig deeper into monologues, scene work and begin to develop their acting voice. Class will end with a performance jam! Location : Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor : Julia Dashe

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Jeannie Mckenzie DATES DAY TIME

Sat

Sat 1:00pm-4:00pm $68/1

Drama

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5/5

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:30am-12:30pm $63/1

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/5-6/7 Thu 7:30pm-9:00pm $152/10

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Intro to Acting

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Home Cheese Making

This course will be a fun, low pressure introduction to basic acting

Learn the great mysteries of making awesome chevre and fantastic feta, as well as the mysterious Crottin! In addition to learning everything you’ll need to know to make yummy cheeses in your own kitchen, you will have the opportunity to sample other scrumptious farm creations such as beet kavaas whey crackers. You will experiment with unique chevre flavorings from savory to

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!

sweet. You will take home culture and rennet for making your own

Location : Center for Community Arts Dance Studio

cheese as well as sample cheeses we have made. $10 supply fee

Instructor : Julia Dashe

due at class.

DATES DAY TIME

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

4/3-6/5 Tue 7:30pm-9:00pm $152/10

Instructor : Jeannie Mckenzie DATES DAY TIME

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for adults new to the form or rusty and itching to get back into

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-2:00pm $88/1

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

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Spring Plein Air Painting Class will travel to Benicia or Martinez Marina; maybe Larry’s produce Market Green Valley, Viano Winery, Mt. Diablo Ranch, Briones, or Ruth Bancroft Gardens. Final sites to be decided with

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Advanced Painting and Composition I

the group approval. The first class will give an introduction to Plein

For established painting students interested in exploring new topics

promptly at 10 am. Book references: Edgar Payne- Composition of

and goals through their painting. Class will focus on individual

Outdoor Painting, Kevin McPherson- North Light books, Landscape

assessment of student’s needs, creating plans and exercises to meet

Painting Inside and Out, Payne Studios Fine Art Books. First class

those objectives. Each five week session includes reevaluation and

meet at The Gardens at Heather Farm

new exercises to meet those goals. Class open to intermediate to advanced students. Session 1: Seeing the Bigger picture and simplifying concepts

Air Painting and a review of supplies, so please arrive early or

Location : Center for Community Arts Instructor : Mary Lou Correia DATES DAY TIME

Session 2: Pushing ideas and making a statement

5/4-6/8

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

Fri

Fee/Sessions CR#

10:00am-1:30pm $161/6

3342

Instructor : Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME

Fee/Sessions CR#

4/4-5/2 Wed 3:00pm-6:00pm $92/5

3372

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

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Advanced Painting and Composition II

get to observe our subjects up close and personal while learning

For established painting students interested in exploring new topics

facts. Learn various avian drawing and watercolor painting

and goals through their painting. Class will focus on individual

techniques that will help you along the way to creating your

assessment of student’s needs, creating plans and exercises to meet

masterpiece! This workshop is a collaboration with the Lindsay

those objectives. Each five-week session includes reevaluation and

Wildlife Experience.

new exercises to meet those goals. Class open to intermediate to advanced students. Session 1: Seeing the Bigger picture and simplifying concepts Session 2: Pushing ideas and making a statement

about their lifestyle, habitat, feeding habits and other interesting

Location : The Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 1st Ave., Walnut

Creek, CA. Instructor : Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B Instructor : Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/16

Mon 9:30am-12:30pm $40/1

3675

6/4

Mon 9:30am-12:30pm $40/1

3677

Fee/Sessions CR#

5/9-6/6 Wed 3:00pm-6:00pm $92/5

3425

1 6 yrs & u p

Introduction to Silkscreen

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Make and Mingle Open Studio

In this workshop you will learn the basics of screen printing from

Join us for an evening of meeting new people and making something fun! Our Make and Mingle Open Studio is a fun event for people with all levels of or no experience at all with art making! We’ll have a teaching artist and all the materials ready for you–just come ready to have fun! Register prior to the evening or pay by credit card on the night of the class. In collaboration with Calicraft. Location : Calicraft Brewing Company, 2700 Mitchell Drive, Walnut

Creek, CA

registration, and practice printing. Come with a project in mind such as greeting cards, set of napkins, table mats, or pillow cases. All materials will be provided, except for the substrate. This workshop is great for beginners who would like to learn the screen printing process. $25 supply fee. Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor : Vicky Chen DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Maureen McCourt DATES DAY TIME

start to finish. We will use hand cut stencil technique, discuss

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/11

Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm $23/1

3526

5/9

Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm $23/1

3527

4/28

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $86/1

3423

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Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

Open Studio Painting

Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses,

Open to all experienced painters and current painting students.

supervised use; no instruction. Participants provide supplies.

Work on your own in a group setting; no instruction. Participants

Different model each week. Enrollment limited. No solvents.

provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup.

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

Instructor : Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-6/4

$140, $97/9

3365

$156, $108/10

3426

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

No class 5/28

4/6-6/8

Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/5-6/7

$128, $65/10

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

3371

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Zen Calligraphy Learn Japanese calligraphy through teachings from the wisdom

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Open Studio Printmaking

of Zen masters. You will learn the meaning of one of the Zen

Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CCA class

brush on rice paper in formal and cursive forms. This class will

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

also cover the use of materials, paper, ink and brush, basic and

Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional

essential strokes for both calligraphy and brush painting for

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

beginners. This is an excellent additional study for people who

environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no

practice Sumi-e brush painting. Bring a decent large bamboo

instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and

brush. Contact instructor, art@fumiyo-y.com, no later than one

inks and any specialized materials.

business week prior to the workshop if you need to order an

teachings and how to write the calligraphy with a bamboo

appropriate brush through instructor. Bring a bag lunch. See

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/5-6/7

$123, $63/10

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

3343

materials list at www.communityarts.org/materials. $20 supply fee due at class. Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

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DATES DAY TIME

Silk Painting

6/2

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-4:00pm $86/1

3350

One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using the basic silk painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately

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Figure Drawing

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

Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe

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

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

levels are welcome. $10 supply fee. Materials list online at www.

value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

communityarts.org/materials. If you purchase materials listed, then

Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough

you do not have to pay $10 supply fee to instructor.

newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class. Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used;

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor.

Instructor : Tomoko Murakami DATES DAY TIME

4/29

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sun 10:00am-4:00pm $86/1

3349

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B Instructor : Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME

4/6-6/8

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Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $232/10

3375


Adult A d u lt

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Portrait in PanPastel and Charcoal Pencil

Art Journals

We will create painterly portraits using PanPastel and charcoal

Create your own images or use found images, make expressive

pencils. The class will focus on capturing the realism without

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

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

using images (and maybe words). Try new art materials or new

bridge between painting and drawing. It is very forgiving and

ways to use familiar materials. Perfect for artists and non-artists

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

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

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

favorite art supplies to each class. Materials list online at www.

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

communityarts.org/materials.

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

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

Instructor : Jeka Lambert

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Seema Mahboob DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-4/23 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm $84/4

3340

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/7-5/19 Sat 2:00pm-5:00pm $135/7

3381

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Color and Collage

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drawing: Sketching & Rendering

We will explore color and composition and use collage as a

Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning

create several small pieces to experiment with layering papers,

how to reduce objects to their basic shapes and forms and

overall layout, gluing and transferring techniques, and then move

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

to work on larger completed art pieces. In this class you will

include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective and

generate new ideas for creating abstract art and think deeply about

shading, along with landscape and figurative themes. Students

color and composition through the fun, accessible medium of

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

collage. Open to artists of all levels of experience.

starting point for painting and further mixed media work. We will

welcome.

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

Instructor : Erin Wheeler

Instructor : Mark Jezierny

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

4/6-6/8 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

6:30pm-9:30pm $186/10

4/5-6/7

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 9:30am-12:30pm $183/10

3345

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Handmade Artist Books

Adventures in Mixed Media

Not your typical books--these are portable works of art meant to

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

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

explore a variety of mixed media methods using a wide range

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

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

books with pop ups and moveable parts; books that incorporate

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

unconventional materials; books that tell stories with words and

supports as they develop personal projects throughout the

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

quarter. Guidance will be provided around materials, design, and

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

composition through group discussions and individual instruction.

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

Most projects will be conducted with provided materials. Further

communityarts.org.

materials will be discussed at the first class.

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A

Instructor : Jeka Lambert

Instructor : Staff

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-6/4

$164/9

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/30-5/21 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm $84/4

3341

3385

No class 5/28

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1 6 yrs & u p

Abstract Acrylic Painting

Exploring Abstract Acrylics

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

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

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

shape, movement, and texture. Experimentation is encouraged;

shape, movement, and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use

use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance

collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work.

your work. Demonstrations, activities, and individual and group

All levels welcome. Materials list at www.communityarts.org/materials.

critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www.

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

communityarts.org/materials

Instructor : Casey Rasmussen White

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Cybele Gerachis DATES DAY TIME

4/5-6/7 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-6/4 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm $167/9

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Thu 9:00am-12:00pm $148/8

3422

No class 4/12, 5/10

3364

No class 5/28

1 6 yrs & u p

Exploring Watercolor

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Cold Wax Painting

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

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

start or needs a gentle push along the way. We will work together in

encourages exploration by building your visual vocabulary. Cold

a series of little paintings using the transparent magic of watercolor

wax medium is compatible with all varieties of paint and dry

to create our own “artist’s voice.” From the moment we wet our

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

brush to our final colorful stroke we will evoke the presence of each

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

artist, discovering the personal palette of colors and shapes unique to

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

each of us. $25 supply kit available from instructor, but not required.

advanced are welcome.

Materials list available at www.communityarts.org/materials.

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A

Instructor : Pamela Howett

Instructor : Casey Rasmussen White

DATES DAY TIME

joy of watercolor! Perfect for the continuing artist who wants a fresh

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/3-6/5 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $183/10

3367

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/4-6/6

$151/8

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

3420

No class 4/11, 5/9

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Exploring Watercolor and Gouache

Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you

Interested in exploring the possibilities of combining transparent

don’t know enough to get started? Do you want to try a new

watercolor with opaque gouache? Pamela shares techniques for

medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while

creating balance and unity with this method, as well as demonstrations

exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums,

and discussion on combining the two mediums. With composition and

including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils, and watercolor. A fun

color theory, play the transparency of watercolor against the opacity of

class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on

gouache to emphasize the interaction of the varied surface qualities in

expanding in the direction of your choice. $40 supply fee due at

your painting. Beginners to advanced are welcome.

first class.

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

Instructor : Pamela Howett

Instructor : Patsy Taylor

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/4-6/6 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $166/10

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Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

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3370

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-6/4 Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm $164/9 No class 5/28

3336


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Monday Morning Painting Emphasis is on development of each student’s personal style in painting. Classes alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and subject matter are acceptable but focus will be on oil and acrylics. Lessons concentrate on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice. Beginners with no knowledge of paints should take Drawing and Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B Instructor : Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME

4/2-6/4

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Mon 9:00am-12:00pm $182/9

3363

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Painting: Skills & Techniques

No class 5/28

Beginner/intermediate class for students who need to develop skills in their medium(s) of choice: charcoal, oil, acrylic.

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Night Painting

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

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

painting habits, defining individual vision and conveying that

be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on

vision to finish. Emphasis will be on practice. Dry or wet mediums

reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition,

welcome. Beginners with no knowledge of mediums must take

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

Drawing and Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as prerequisite.

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

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials.

understanding underlying basics, developing strong drawing/

individual development. Students may work on their own personal subjects. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in the medium

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

of your choice. Beginners should take Drawing & Painting: Intro to

Instructor : Patsy Taylor

Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list online at www.

DATES DAY TIME

communityarts.org/materials.

4/3-6/5 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $166/10

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3368

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B Instructor : Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME

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4/5-6/7 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $166/10

3374

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

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Painting Still Life Like the Old Masters

and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and

Learn the technique of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics, work

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

through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering, and

water media, or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics are

glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality.

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in,

Previous experience with paint is not necessary. Come to first class

composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

with materials from list, ready to work! Materials list online at

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

www.communityarts.org/materials.

communityarts.org/materials.

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

Instructor : Jody Mattison

Instructor : Jody Mattison

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/8-6/3 Sun 9:30am-1:00pm $146/8 No class 5/27

3428

strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/7-6/9 Sat 9:30am-1:00pm $228/9

3427

No class 5/26

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Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

Sumie-E / Japanese Brush Painting

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn to

Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and allows

create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values, and

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

representation through demonstrations and individual instruction.

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

Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to interpret and

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

execute a portrait, working from photographs. Develop your

(Beg) workshop is recommended for beginners to take with this

painting abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials

course. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/.

list online at www.communityarts.org/materials

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

Instructor : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

Instructor : Gary Bergren

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

4/4-6/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Wed 9:00am-12:00pm $182/10

3369

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4/6-6/8

Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:00am-12:00pm $182/10

3346

No class 1/15, 2/19

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Quick Painting Studies: Oil, Acrylic, and Pastel

Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv)

Spend Sundays improving your painting skills! This new class

direct painting process, incorporating principles of design, and

is designed to help you become more confident each time you

your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings.

approach the canvas. Whether in oil, acrylic, or pastel, working

Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

within a limited time is an exhilarating experience. Paintings will

coaching, and critiques as needed. Materials list online at www.

be 30 to 60 minutes, ranging from still life, landscape, and figure.

communityarts.org/materials.

Demonstrations will be numerous! This class is for students with some knowledge/experience with materials, color, and drawing skills.

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor : Leslie Wilson FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-6/4 Mon 1:00pm-4:00pm $163/9

Instructor : Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis on learning a

DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex B

3334

No class 5/28 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/8-5/27 Sun 1:30pm-5:00pm $173/8

3421

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4/4-6/6 Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm $182/10

3338

4/6-6/8 Fri

3347

1:00pm-4:00pm $182/10

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Secrets of Color

Watercolor Painting (Mixed Level)

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

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

color in this exciting workshop. Color mixing becomes a breeze

techniques using basic primaries and the right brain drawing

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

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

different aspects of using color, while you assemble a color

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

“bible� to keep as your personal guide/lecture and demo, with

learn what art school students learn: the basics.

lots of practical painting exercises. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials.

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor : Wendy Soneson

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A

4/3-6/5 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/7-6/9 Sat 1:30pm-5:00pm $164/9 No class 5/26

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

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3424

Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-12:30pm $165/10

3337


Adult

Glass

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Mokuhanga-Japanese Woodblock Printing

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

Fused Glass Kiln Forming

low-tech process may be the perfect solution. This workshop introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on Japanese paper. Participants will cut their own woodblocks and create a small edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Bring a bag lunch. $35 supply fee due at first class.

challenging designs, experimenting with new materials, colors and layers to make art glass pieces. $10 supply fee due at first class. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Previous experience in glass fusing required.

Instructor : Penny Ruhter

Instructor : Tomoko Murakami FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/8-4/22 Sun 10:00am-4:00pm $206/3

of more advanced techniques. Emphasis on developing more

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A

DATES DAY TIME

Continue to expand your glass fusing knowledge through the use

3348

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/11-5/30 Wed 1:00pm-4:00pm $179/8

3291

No class 5/20

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Fused Glass (Int/Adv)

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Printmaking Explorations

Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping

Introducing the new green printmaking studio. This class will offer a variety of printmaking techniques to engage students in the magical world of printmaking, using safer practices and less toxic materials and methods. Throughout the course, we’ll explore etching (intaglio) and block printing (relief). Each class will have instruction and studio time for students to pursue their individual interests. No experience necessary, the only requirement is

glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color and form. Use sheet glass, frit, stringers, and rods, design and make glass art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new techniques and share new ideas with other students. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Previous experience in glass fusing required. $10 supply fee due at first class.

enthusiasm! Experienced printmakers welcome. Materials will be

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

discussed at first class.

Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex A

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Moose Wesler

4/10-5/29 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $180/8

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3288

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/5-5/31 Thu 6:00pm-9:00pm $174/8

3344

No class 5/24

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Introduction to Fused Glass Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles, jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, and slumping into molds. No previous experience required. First class is mandatory for beginning students. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/10-5/29 Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm $179/8

3290

with all the latest news, activities and fun on Facebook! facebook.com/CommunityArtsWC

Instructor : Penny Ruhter

facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec

4/11-5/30 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $179/8

3289

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Adult

Health & Fitness

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Spring Into Mosaics - Mixed Media Using the colors of Spring, this multimedia mosaic workshop will teach you to incorporate beautiful glass, stunning colored mirrors

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and multiple ceramic tiles into a burst of beautiful art! Learn

Hatha Yoga

cutting techniques, applications, adhesives, substrates, grouting,

Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment.

and more. Great for beginners or seasoned mosaic artists. Come

Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will

ignite your creative spark in a fun and supportive environment!

strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on

$65 supply fee due at class. Bring a lunch.

correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

before class.

Instructor : Connie English DATES DAY TIME

6/9

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-4:00pm $98/1

4637

Location : Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor : Nancy Spiecker DATES DAY TIME

4/6-6/8

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Fri

Torch Work for Fusers

Instructor : Sandra Foster

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

DATES DAY TIME

Add these components to your fusing work to create unique art pieces. Use rod, stringers, and sheet glass in the torch to make fluid shapes. Torching techniques covered include twisties, stringer dots, strip twisties and more. Students will have hands on torch time to practice making components Bring one canister of MAAP

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-11:25am $108/10

3259

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-6/4 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm $98/9

3256

No class 5/28

4/7-6/9

Sat

10:35am-11:35am $98/9

3258

No class 5/26

gas and COE 90 glass (rods, stringers and sheet). Bring a lunch. Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio D

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

Instructor : Sandra Foster

Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey DATES DAY TIME

6/2

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-2:00pm $87/1

3292

4/4-6/6 Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm $108/10

3257

NEW | Active Flow Yoga

Glass Fusers Group

Active Flow Yoga is an energizing, classical style class, with an

The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass workers at all levels to continue to study art glass, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group will meet the second 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

yogic breathing. The class aims to provide a full-body workout and a soothing mental relaxation experience. Please bring a yoga mat, towel and yoga block by second class.

DATES DAY TIME

Instructor : Melissa McCumiskey

Sat

standing postures, floor and core work, sustained stretching and

Instructor : Jill Woolums

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

DATES DAY TIME

alignment focus. Included are sun salutation variations, basic

Location : Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room

throughout the year at a prorated fee.

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9/9-5/12

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-12:00pm $15/7

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35665

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/15-4/25 Thu 1:00pm-2:00pm $81/6

3953

No class 3/29

5/2-5/30 Thu 1:00pm-2:00pm $68/5

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NEW | Slow Flow Yoga (Level 1-2) Slow Flow is a class that incorporates the flow of a Vinyasa class with focus on alignment, longer holds and deep breathing. Students will practice yoga in a safe, encouraging environment where they can develop their individual practice. Variations, modifications and props are used to help students find connections with yoga and feel its powerful benefits. Bring a yoga mat. Yoga block and strap optional. Location : Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center Instructor : Felicia Viera DATES DAY TIME

Fee/Sessions CR#

3/15-5/31 Thu 6:30pm-7:30pm $159/12

4465

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Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function, coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and

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brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements

Pilates: Circle/Flexband/Roller

progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably

The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your

and bring a big towel and pillow.

muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Tancha McKnight DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/22-6/7 Thu 3:30pm-4:30pm $123/10

3786

No class 4/12, 4/19

while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg sculpting. Flexband available from instructor for $7. Magic Circle not required until second class. Roller optional. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Connie English DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/12-6/4 Mon 9:30am-10:20am $183/12

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3871

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Gentle Pilates Pilates practice develops core strength, body awareness,

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coordination, flexibility, and balance. Pilates also improves posture and ease of movement. This class focuses on movement

Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

fundamentals and a gentler approach to the basic Pilates

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

exercises. Both mat and barre exercises included. Please bring a

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

yoga mat, towel, and yoga block by second class.

of self-massage, circulation, balance, and control while the flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

Location : Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility, and coordination

Instructor : Jill Woolums DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/14-4/25 Wed 1:00pm-2:00pm $81/6

3950

No class 3/28

5/2-5/30 Wed 1:00pm-2:00pm $68/5

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all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available from instructor for $7. (Expect to pay approx. $25 for a roller). Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor : Connie English DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/14-6/6 Wed 9:30am-10:20am $198/13

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Meditation for Everyone (All Levels)

Qigong for Health and Vitality

Increase concentration, relaxation, self-awareness and attention

Qigong is China’s ancient method to strengthen the constitution,

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

promote vitality, prevent and cure disease, prevent premature

to begin a meditation practice or experience practicing meditation

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

with the support of a group. Sessions will include multiple

internal organs (enhancing their functions) and related external

techniques to suit the needs of everyone such as: gentle stretches

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

to release tension, breathing, correct posture, setting an intension,

is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training.

and time to journal. Time to come together to enjoy and relax with the company of others. You can choose to sit on a chair, sit on floor on mat with cushion of your choice, or lying down on mat.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Adam Wallace DATES DAY TIME

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

3/12-4/9

Instructor : Helen Maxie DATES DAY TIME

3/12-5/21 Mon

10:15am-11:15am $59/4

3750

10:15am-11:15am $59/4

3754

No class 4/2 FEE/SESSIONS CR#

12:00pm-12:45pm $93/9

4/30-5/21 Mon

3781

No class 4/2, 4/16

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Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

DATES DAY TIME

Tai Chi & Qigong Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through

Instructor : Helen Maxie

3/15-5/31 Thu

Mon

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

12:00pm-12:45pm $113/11

3764

No class 4/19

meditation and exercise. In this outdoor class we use gentle movement and learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

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Location : Civic Park Bridge Cul-de-Sac

Qi and Wellness

Instructor : Jan Diepersloot

Learn Chinese Medicine meridians, acupressure points, and

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

energy work for healing. Practice Qigong for strength, flexibility,

3/15-4/19 Thu 9:30am-10:30am $63/6

3757

vital energy, and to help prevent or ease arthritis. Learn special

3/17-4/21 Sat

3758

9:30am-10:30am $63/6

breathing and meditation techniques for stress release. Kaleo has 40 years of Qigong experience, and with his wife, Elise, coauthored “Chi and Creativity”, “Qi and Grace” and others.

Tai Chi - Yang Short Form

Location : Tice Valley Gym Classroom

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

Instructor : Calvin Yau Kaleonahe Ching DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/12-5/21 Mon 1:00pm-2:15pm $91/8

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3746

No class 4/2, 4/23, 4/30

martial arts and Yin/ Yang principles. It benefits bones, digestive and lymphatic systems, balance, coordination, strength, and the Mind-Body connection. The Simplified Yang Style 24-Step Form was created for ease in learning and practice, and is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior knowledge. Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Adam Wallace DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/12-4/9 Mon 9:00am-10:00am $59/4

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3755

No class 4/2

4/30-5/21 Mon 9:00am-10:00am $59/4

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Abs and Back Exercises

Seniorcise

We all love to feel good about our workout. Get your core and

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

back in shape! Everyone should have a strong stomach and back

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

to stay healthy and be fit. You will need a yoga mat and be able to

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

get on the floor. Those who cannot be on their knees can modify

weights and come exercise to your favorite hits from big band

when needed. Isolation, isotonic, and isometric movements will be

through 1960s music.

performed.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

Instructor : Susan Funkhouser

Instructor : Jo Nash

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

3/16-4/27 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:20am-12:05pm $45/6

3796

11:20am-12:05pm $38/5

3797

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/19-5/21 Mon 3:00pm-4:00pm $48/9

3653

No class 4/2

No class 4/6

5/4-6/1

Fri

NEW | REFIT®

Location : Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room

REFIT® is a life-changing fitness experience that rocks your body,

Instructor : Jo Nash DATES DAY TIME

3/13-4/24 Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:50am-12:35pm $45/6

3793

11:50am-12:35pm $38/5

3794

No class 4/3

5/1-5/29

Tue

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heart and soul through powerful moves and positive music to inspire you from the inside out. Powered by the human connection, we turn boring “have to” workouts into a community fitness experience! REFIT classes propel students to be their best selves through dance, toning, balance and flexibility. Our easy to follow workout formula is perfect for both beginners and fitness enthusiasts alike. Come join the revolution! No class 4/3.

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NEW | Chair Pilates

Location : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center Instructor : Tana Vigus

Students can safely build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and a general feeling of well-being by incorporating

Introductory class

Pilates movements while sitting in a chair using a flexband for

DATES DAY TIME

strength and resistance training. Instructor begins with easy feel good stretches from head to toe, strength training of major muscle groups, and balance exercises, then ends with self-massage using

3/13

Fee/Sessions CR#

Tue 5:45pm-6:45pm $11/1

Pilates balls (provided in class) to keep your muscles, back and feet

DATES DAY TIME

feeling relaxed and stress free. Flexbands available in class $7.

3/20-4/24 Tue 5:45pm-6:45pm $53/5 5/1-5/29 Tue 5:45pm-6:45pm $53/5

Instructor : Connie English

3/13-5/22 Tue

Fee/Sessions CR#

4508

No class 4/3

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

DATES DAY TIME

4504

4509

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-10:50am $153/10

3760

No class 4/3

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Zumba® Zumba Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow. Location : Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room Instructor : Janice Litvin DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/13-5/29 Tue 7:30pm-8:30pm $111/12

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NEW | Zumba Fitness Enjoy working out to fun Latin rhythms that get you moving and burning tons of calories! This dance fitness class is known as the exercise in disguise. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Bring towel and water to class. Location : Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center Instructor : Stacy Brown Introductory class

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DATES DAY TIME

Zumba for Beginners

3/16

Fri

Fee/Sessions CR#

5:00pm-6:00pm $11/1

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Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising!

DATES DAY TIME

3/16-4/20 Fri

Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

No class 4/6

Instructor : Jo Nash

5/4-6/1 Fri

DATES DAY TIME

3/16-4/27 Fri Fri

10:30am-11:15am $45/6

3795

10:30am-11:15am $38/5

3798

Wed

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NEW | Zumba® Gold and Gold Toning

will also tone your body and build muscle endurance with light FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-11:45am $45/6

3801

11:00am-11:45am $38/5

3802

No class 4/4

5/2-5/30

4513

Latin music and moves geared toward the GOLD participant. You

Instructor : Jo Nash

3/14-4/25 Wed

5:00pm-6:00pm $53/5

Fitness group exercise /dance class with inspirational, low-impact

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

DATES DAY TIME

4501

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

No class 4/6

5/4-6/1

Fee/Sessions CR#

5:00pm-6:00pm $53/5

resistance hand weights. Dance choreography can be safely and easily followed. We have fun in a welcoming social environment! Improve the physical and mental health of each participant while following. Let it move you! Age is only a number. Bring 1-2 lb. weight, water, small towel and join the party.

Location : Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room

Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

Instructor : Jo Nash

Instructor : Berrin Alyanak

DATES DAY TIME

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

DATES DAY TIME

3/13-4/24 Tue

11:00am-11:45am $45/6

3799

3/12-5/21 Mon

5/1-5/29

11:00am-11:45am $38/5

3800

No class 4/2

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11:00am-11:45am $108/10

3830


Adult A d u lts 5 0 +

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. Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor : Marcia Conroy DATES DAY TIME

3/15-5/31 Thu

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:15am-11:15am $97/11

3791

No class 4/5

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Gentle Exercise Increase your mobility, vitality and well-being. Improve your flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing.

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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

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be

Instructor : Ziv Porat

done sitting, standing and walking. Learn to improve the quality

DATES DAY TIME

3/16-4/27 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

1:00pm-2:00pm $51/6

3971

1:00pm-2:00pm $43/5

3972

No class 4/6

5/4-6/1 Fri

of your life. Your instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years, will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance. Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor : Tancha McKnight DATES DAY TIME

A d u lts 5 0 +

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

5/7-6/11 Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm $63/5

Gentle Yoga

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No class 5/28

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

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Senior Fitness

rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Wear loose clothing,

Enjoy a total body workout designed with the older adult in mind.

and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to

Improve your strength, agility, balance, stamina as well as cardio-

class. Before registering for class, please call instructor at (925)

vascular endurance. All fitness levels are welcomed. Please bring

462-5285.

2lb. weights to class.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

Instructor : Marcia Conroy

Instructor : Regina Meshenberg

DATES DAY TIME

3/13-5/29 Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-12:15pm $97/11

3789

Thu

3/13-5/29 Tue

Fee/Sessions CR#

12:30pm-1:30pm $59/9

4295

No Class : 4/3, 4/24, 5/15

No class 4/3

3/15-5/31

DATES DAY TIME

8:45am-10:00am

$97/11

3790

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Jewelry

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Introduction to Wire Wrapping Jewelry Learn the basics of working with wire to make jewelry, including understanding types of wire, shapes and hardness properties. Class will teach how to make jump rings, how to link beads including wrapped links, complete a hook closure, and earring wires. You will be shown how to wrap a grooved stone or piece of glass and you will finish a wire-bead bracelet to take home. $15 supply fee due at class. Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor : Jacqueline Dinner DATES DAY TIME

4/7

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-2:00pm $42/1

3415

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Metal Clay: The Basics and Beyond This class is designed for beginning students and those seeking

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to refresh skills and learn new ones. The initial project will be

Introductory Projects

a simple silver two-sided project, chosen to teach thickness,

Have you always wanted to make jewelry but weren’t sure how to start? Do you have some skills and experience and want to “connect the dots” and develop your basics? Then this projects based class is for you! Each project will begin with a sampler that introduces and hones a few skills. Students then take these specific skills and translate them into a finished project that also

texture, applique, and carving techniques. Beyond the basic skills required for this project, more advanced techniques will be taught, including stone setting, bail design and structure, ring sizing and construction, torch and kiln firing, final finishing and polishing. Students will create pendants, earrings, and rings. All tools will be provided by instructor. Bring a bag lunch. $75 materials fee due to

incorporates three dimensional design basics.

instructor.

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio J

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor : Arlene Mornick

Instructor : Tina Rath DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-6/4

$179/9

5/26-5/27

$148/2

Mon 2:00pm-5:00pm

3274

Sat, Sun 10:00am-5:00pm

3277

No class 5/28

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Open Studio Jewelry

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Lost Wax Casting

Open to all experienced jewelers and current jewelry students.

This class is designed for beginning students and those seeking

Work independently on any jewelry or metalsmithing project

to refresh skills and learn new ones. The initial project will be a simple silver two-sided project, chosen to teach thickness, texture, applique, and carving techniques. Beyond the basic skills required for this project, more advanced techniques will be taught, including stone setting, bail design and structure, ring sizing and construction, torch and kiln firing, final finishing and polishing.

department has to offer. No instruction is included and participants provide their own materials. A monitor will be on site to make sure equipment is used properly and cleanliness of the space is maintained. For students doing casting there will be a $30 supply fee.

Students will create pendants, earrings, and rings. All tools will be

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio J

provided by instructor.

Instructor : Natalia Alexandrova

Location : Center for Community Arts Civic Park Studio J

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Instructor : Tina Rath

4/4-6/6

$109 $56/10

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/4-6/6 Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm $199/10 60

of your choice and have access to all the tools the jewelry

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Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

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Beginning Spanish I This program is designed for adults who want to learn Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere while discovering Latin American art and culture. By the end of the course, students will be able to express themselves in the present tense and have a simple conversation by using vocabulary for everyday use. Come and join us and let’s start this “fiesta.” Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room Instructor : Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME

3/16-5/25 Fri

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

5:30pm-6:30pm $103/10

3959

No class 4/6

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Intermediate Spanish for Seniors Let’s continue this Spanish fiesta! This program is designed for people 50 and over and have some experience speaking Spanish and are looking for review and more extensive practice.

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Knowledge of fundamental grammar points and vocabulary

Beginning Spanish for Seniors

needed.

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

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor : Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

simple conversation by using vocabulary for everyday use. Come

3/12-5/21 Mon 2:30pm-3:30pm $103/10

and join us and let’s start this “fiesta.”

No class 4/2

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Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

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Instructor : Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/12-5/21 Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm $103/10

3948

No class 4/2

Advanced Conversational Spanish Did you study Spanish in high school or college but never achieved conversational fluency? If conversational Spanish is your goal, we have the class for you! We will emphasize pronunciation, vocabulary, and reading. You will get the practice you need to allow you to reach a level where you can finally have real conversations with native speakers. We will review grammar, learn new expressions and idioms to improve your knowledge of the language. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor : Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/12-5/21 Mon 3:30pm-4:30pm $103/10

3958

No class 4/2

Like us on Facebook! Become a part of the Walnut Creek Arts+Rec family, and keep up

Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room Instructor : Yanett Kenney

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

DATES DAY TIME

facebook.com/CommunityArtsWC

3/16-5/25 Fri

facebook.com/WalnutCreekRec

No class 4/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

6:30pm-7:30pm $103/10

3966

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Music 1 2 yrs & u p

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: three years playing experience, good rhythm, tone, and sight reading skills. Mid-year enrollment is possible. Please call (415) 220-6617 for audition to be scheduled by

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appointment only.

Listening to Music: Opera I

Location : Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room

With oversize sets, gestures, and singers, opera can often seem

Instructor : Monica Williams DATES DAY TIME

ridiculous. But wait. Do you like music? Do stories full of passion, FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9/19-5/29 Tue 7:30pm-9:00pm $390/33

37294

No class 4/3

love, hate, greed, jealousy, madness, death, murder, pity, and sex intrigue you? If so, this class is for you. We will view and discuss some of the greatest operatic works in Western music. Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

1 4 ages & u p

Instructor : A.J. Remedios

Guitar in a Flash

DATES DAY TIME

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

4/19-5/24 Thu 7:00pm-9:00pm $73/6

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3449

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.

Jazz Band Ensemble 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

Location : Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

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

Instructor : Jonathan Mendle DATES DAY TIME

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reading skills are required. Payment plan available. Auditions FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/2-6/4 Mon 7:00pm-8:00pm $110/9

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No class 5/28

required. Please call (925) 676-8203 for more information. Location : Center for Community Arts Auditorium Instructor : Max Pricco DATES DAY TIME

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9/14-5/24 Thu 7:30pm-9:30pm $390/32

Listening to Art Song

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No class 3/15

Art song, known in German as Lieder and in French as mélodies, is the merging of music and poetry. In this new class we will listen to each song twice, sung by different singers. Composers include Schubert, Brahms, Fauré, Hahn, and others.

song every week that explores the beautiful tone of the Native

Instructor : A.J. Remedios

4/20-5/25 Fri

Native American Flute Circle A mixed level ensemble, all levels welcome. We will play a new

Location : Center for Community Arts Annex C

DATES DAY TIME

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American flute. Beginning students will learn the pentatonic scale FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-12:00pm $73/6

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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. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location : Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor : Monica Williams DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

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CPR & First Aid Combo Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for two years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing. $10 supply fee due at class. Please bring a lunch and drink. Wear comfortable clothing. Class is held in the classroom: Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Steet, Concord, CA 94519. Location : Professional Education Center Classroom Instructor : Sandie Pettus DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/24

Sat 9:00am-4:00pm $65/1

3665

4/28

Sat 9:00am-4:00pm $65/1

3667

5/19

Sat 9:00am-4:00pm $65/1

3666

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NEW | Interview to Win It Have you ever wondered what an interviewer really wants to know when he says “Tell me about yourself”? Do you dread talking about your strengths and weaknesses? In this engaging, interactive

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NEW | Essential Life Skills for Young Adults

workshop, you’ll learn what employers expect of job candidates.

Learn the skills often overlooked but which are necessary when

interview to communicate why you’re the right person for the job.

Begin crafting your own answers in a no-pressure environment. Leave understanding what you can do before, during, and after an

transitioning to adulthood. Learn about money matters, the basics of credit, budgeting, savings and retirement fundamentals, working and taxes, registering to vote, jury and military service,

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge Instructor : Lisa Franklin

car, rental and life insurance! Social media safety and how to keep

DATES DAY TIME

your social media presence clean and safe. How to avoid identity

4/10

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Tue 6:30pm-8:30pm $66/1

3864

theft. This workshop is a must for those seeking to get ahead of the game.

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Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

Bridge Class: Defense

Instructor : Samantha Jordan DATES DAY TIME

3/24

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Sat 9:00am-3:30pm $143/1

4045

In this third of four bridge classes offered throughout the year, you will improve your ability to take tricks when defending. 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 approach developed by top teachers and players. This class assumes introductory-level bridge skills. Accompanying book is available for purchase at class for further study. Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor : Grant Robinson

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3/22-5/24 Thu

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-12:00pm $123/9

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Sports

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Mah-Jongg Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard

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hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small

Golf (BEG/INT)

amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced

Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and

with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and

former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Golfers will learn fundamentals

enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one

such as the swing, short game, rules, and etiquette. Class size limited

step at a time. $9 supply fee due at first class.

to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine iron or pitching wedge

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

to the first class. Clubs provided upon request at class. $5 ball fee due at each class.

Instructor : Elizabeth Fraga DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/13-4/10 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $43/4

3762

No class 4/3

Location : Boundary Oak Golf Course Driving Range Instructor : Jeff Perry DATES DAY TIME

4/17-5/8 Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $43/4

3763

3/13-4/24 Tue

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

9:30am-10:30am $99/6

3865

3/13-4/24 Tue 6:00pm-7:00pm $99/6

3866

No class 4/3

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Thinking Bridge

No class 4/3

An intermediate-level Contract Bridge class intended for those

No class 4/19

3/22-5/2 Thu 6:00pm-7:00pm $99/6

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who play regularly. Uses hands-on teaching methods combined with mentored play to improve your bidding, declarer play, and defense. Focuses on reasoning and judgment; standard bidding used throughout. Lesson materials included. The instructor is a Sapphire Life Master and Master bridge teacher. Come alone or bring your favorite partner. Prerequisites: Introduction to Bridge, Bridge: Declarer Play and Bridge: Defense, or equivalent. Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room Instructor : Grant Robinson DATES DAY TIME

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3/19-4/16 Mon 7:00pm-9:00pm $83/4

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4/23-5/21 Mon 7:00pm-9:00pm $103/5

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Gymnasium RENTALS Tice Valley, Foothill and Walnut Creek Intermediate gymnasiums are available for public and private rentals. Book your special events (basketball/volleyball, practices) with us. For further information call the Tice Gym rental line at (925) 256-3560.

Fall/Winter Basketball Leagues Adult Basketball Leagues

(925) 943-5899 x2426 Sunday 5-on-5

Fall/winter leagues are currently in progress. To request a registration packet for spring Sunday night 5-on-5 or for questions about the adult basketball leagues, email Wes Allnutt, 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

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free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-creek.org.

NEW | Zentangle

Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do not place

Zentangle is learning to draw patterns in a systemized way. As skills evolve, so does confidence. Zentangle improves focus and eye-hand coordination. Zentangle is taught in a low-risk supportive environment and students soon find themselves with beautiful art. “If I can draw something so beautiful when I told myself I couldn’t draw, I wonder, what else have I been telling myself isn’t

Adult Volleyball Leagues

(925) 943-5899 x2426

Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

adult volleyball leagues, email Wes Allnutt at

Location : Heather Farm Community Center

Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley

Instructor : Elaine Wegenka

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Volleyball leagues

To request a registration winter packet or for questions about the

possible?” $37 supply fee due at first class

DATES DAY TIME

individuals on teams.

Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may FEE/SESSIONS CR#

be placed on a free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@

3/14-4/18 Wed 1:00pm-2:30pm $97/6

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walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers as

4/25-5/30 Wed 1:00pm-2:30pm $97/6

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we do not place individuals on teams.

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Adult

adult Drop-In sports

Sport/Fitness Groups

Drop-In Badminton

Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log on to www.continentalbaseball.com for information.

DATES

DAY

TIME

1/8-3/9

Mon Wed Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

fee

$5

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.

Drop-In Basketball Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium DATES

DAY

1/8-3/9 MonFri

TIME

fee

12:00pm-3:00pm $5

Drop-In Pickleball DAY

1/8-3/9

MonWedThur

1/12-3/9 Fri

TIME

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-Sat: 9am. Mon-Thur: 6:15pm Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium DATES

CYO Sports

fee

9:00am-1:00pm

$9

9:00am-12:00pm

$9

Odyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information. Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955

Drop-In Volleyball Fridays

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, go to www.wcasi.org.

Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium DATES

DAY

1/12-3/9 Fri

TIME

fee

7:00pm-10:00pm $6

Drop-In Volleyball Tuesdays

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium DATES

DAY

1/9-3/6 Tue

TIME

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more information, log on to www.wcbaseball.org.

fee

9:00am-12:00pm $6

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org. Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11, including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Go to www.wcyaa.com for information.

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TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS

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Tech Buddies: Creating a Photo Book with Shutterfly Learn how to transform the pictures you’ve been taking on your phone/tablet into a beautiful printed photo book of memories using the digital photo website, Shutterfly. This class covers the basics of creating a custom photo book and how to open a free account. The instructor will contact you prior to class to walk you through creating a digital folder of pictures for your photo book. Bring your Windows PC or Apple Mac laptop to class. Prerequisite: basic computer/internet skills Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor : Martha D. Strizich DATES DAY TIME

4/24

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Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $53/1

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Tech Buddies: iPad for Beginners Learn all about the iPad in this small group setting, where you can get your individual questions answered by the instructor. In the first meeting we’ll go over the iPad’s basic controls, commands, switches, settings and discover many of the exciting things your iPad can do for you. In our second meeting we explore what you can actually do with your iPad and learn about some of the iPad’s most useful built-in apps, such as Siri, Calendar and iBooks. Handouts included. Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor : Martha D. Strizich DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/12-4/19 Thu 1:00pm-3:00pm $78/2

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Tech Buddies: All about iPhones

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If you have an iPhone but want to learn more this hands-on class

Tech Buddies: Intermediate iPad

is for you. We’ll begin with the basics–how to use your iPhone’s

First, we go over some of the newer, more advanced features of the

buttons, controls, commands, and settings. Then we’ll look at how

iPad and discover tips and tricks for using your iPad more efficiently.

to make and take phone calls, send and receive text messages and

Then we delve into the world of apps – you’ll learn about the

manage your contacts. Time permitting we’ll also discuss some of

redesigned App Store, discover great apps for organizing, educating

the iPhone’s built-in apps, such as Siri, Calendar and Reminders.

and entertainment, and learn how to find apps that match your

Bring to class your iPhone, Passcode, and Apple ID and password.

interests. Other topics may include iCloud, Photo Sharing and Maps.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

For those with basic iPad skills or iPad Beginners class.

Instructor : Martha D. Strizich

Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

3/22-3/29 Thu 1:00pm-3:00pm $78/2

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Instructor : Martha D. Strizich DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

5/24-5/31 Thu 1:00pm-3:00pm $78/2

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Tech Buddies: Tips and Tricks for Using Safari If you own an iPad or MacBook you’re probably using Apple’s

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built-in web browser, Safari, to search the web. But did you know Safari has other powerful capabilities you can use? Come to this three-hour hands-on class and discover tips for getting the most out of Safari. You’ll learn about setting Safari’s toolbars to suit your working style, managing tabs, and using bookmarks and favorites to stay organized. Bring your iPad or MacBook to class. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor : Martha D. Strizich DATES DAY TIME

5/15

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Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm $53/1

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Tech Buddies: Using the Internet to Plan your Dream Trip This class will discuss the wide selection of internet travel tools and resources available today and walk you through the process of planning an unforgettable trip! You’ll learn where to find travel information and inspiration that fits your travel style, and how to research destinations that match your interests and budget. We’ll discuss the best internet travel sites to find deals on airfare, car rentals, and other transportation services, and book lodging anywhere in the world, and much more! Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor : Martha D. Strizich DATES DAY TIME

5/2-5/9

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Wed 6:00pm-8:00pm$ $63/2

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NEW | Creative Writing: Short Stories This class will teach students to look deep within their own experiences, both life-changing and ordinary, and it will also teach them to venture outward to carefully observe the world around them. By connecting with our own heartfelt and often buried emotions toward life events, both common and extraordinary, and by seeing how others deal with the traumas and joys we all face, our creativity is set free, and honestly-written stories are bound to emerge. Location : Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor : Barbara Schoichet

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Fee/Sessions CR#

4/11-5/30 Wed 3:00pm-5:00pm $203/8

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Adult

Adults 50+ Programs

Pancake Breakfast

Bazaar Group

Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is

This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas

held on the first Sunday of each month and is open to everyone.

while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects

This popular community event plays host to families large and

include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to

small, grandparents and friends alike. We stop serving at 11:45am,

anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving mem-

so be sure to come early!

bers who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall DATES DAY TIME

5/6

Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information.

FEE

Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

Sun 12:00pm-2:45pm $3

DAY TIME

Wed 9:00am-3:00pm

Friday Social Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and

Bingo

sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $5. Lunch reservations

Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Cards are

must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by

sold separately for each session for $1 each. Paper games are also

calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please

played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for

cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held until 11:30am.

keeping your brain healthy and challenged, as well as having fun

For those not having lunch, there is no charge to attend.

with friends.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

DATES

4/20, 5/18, 6/22

DAY TIME

FEE

DAY TIME

Fri

$5

Thu 12:30pm-3:00pm

11:00am-1:00pm

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Adults 50+ Bridge Open bridge for experienced players and for those who haven’t played recently. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room DAY TIME

FEE

Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm

$1

Tue 12:30pm-4:00pm

$1

Tue 8:30am-12:00pm

$1

Marathon Bridge Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. Pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required. Please contact Barbara Meyer at (925) 689-3591. Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

Creakers Softball

DAY TIME

FEE

Join our “over 50” softball program. Call Russ Mowrer at (925)

Fri 12:00pm-4:00pm

$20

935-8373. Fee is $75/year

Card Making Workshop

Cycling Club

Come and learn new techniques for card making in this fun and

The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00am (8:30am June

easy workshop. Pre-registration required. Register at the Civic Park

through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors club

Community Center. Call (925) 943-5851 for questions. Please bring

membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter

a pair of scissors and glue. All other supplies included.

Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES DAY TIME

FEE

Hooked on Books

4/30, 5/14

$10

If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

Mon

9:00am-11:00am

want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great

Club 55 Skiers

group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader

Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving! Week-

first Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

ly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at the large parking lot

has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

near the duck pond at 5:30am and return approximately at 6:30pm

DATES DAY TIME

To sign up for Club 55 contact Roger Lamm at rogerlamm@gmail.

5/1

FEE

Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm $1

com.

Investment Discussion Group 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

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of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 9435851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705. Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES

DAY TIME

FEE

4/17, 5/15, 6/19

Tue

$1

1:30pm-3:00pm

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Adults 50+ 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. Meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Location : Civic Park Community Center Back Patio DAY TIME

Fee

Tue 2:00pm-4:00pm

$1

Pinochle Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play. Location : Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

Let’s Sing Do you love to sing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and

DAY TIME

FEE

Mon 12:00pm-3:30pm

$1

Screentime

1940s and enjoy Broadway show tunes? Join the fun and receive

Enjoy watching feature-length films which are followed by a

some vocal instruction and have the opportunity to either sing as

discussion. You’ll view a variety of films featuring biographies,

part of the group or, if you would like, occasionally lead the group

musical programs, history, and documentaries. Your volunteer

in song. Short solo or duets are also available. Singing can lift

coordinator is happy to stay for an informal discussion after-

your spirits and provide a sense of physical and mental well-being.

wards with any members of the audience who wish to share their

Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics are provided. Volunteer coor-

thoughts and ideas about that day’s program. Meets the second

dinator: Robin Wolf

Monday of the month.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

Location : Civic Park Community Center

DAY TIME

FEE

DATES

DAY TIME

Fri 1:30pm-3:00pm

$1

4/9, 5/14, 6/11

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

Sing-A-Long

Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced

If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun

and new learners are welcome. Players are encouraged to bring

sounds attractive, then this is the group for you! Meet once each

their Mah-Jongg sets.

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies, musicals, and more.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall DAY TIME

FEE

Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm

$2

Movie Matinee Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your $1 admission includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited. Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

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DATES DAY TIME

FEE

5/7, 6/4

$1

Mon

12:00pm-3:00pm

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Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge DAY TIME

FEE

Fri 9:30am-11:00am

$1


Adults 50+ Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group

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of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities.

Hot Meals

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Hot meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

DAY TIME

Call (925) 280-7310 from 10am to noon one day ahead for a

Fri 9:00am-10:30am

reservation. Suggested donation is $2. Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

Tennis

DAY TIME

Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm

Mon-Fri 12:00pm-1:00pm

at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing

No meals 4/2-4/6, 5/28

program and open to all adults over 50.

Bus Passes Trivia Fan-Atics

County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk.

Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good

Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

laugh and lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this is the activity for you! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a drop-in

Care Management

activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and

The Care Manager can help you with a variety of senior resources,

Cindy Mohler.

services and information on senior topics. Care Management

Location : Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

appointments are available at the Civic Park Community Center

DATES DAY TIME

5/2

FEE

Wed 2:00pm-4:00pm $1

Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time.

the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00-11:30am. Call (925) 943-5851 to schedule your appointment. Spanish or Cantonese appointments can be accommodated upon request.

Deaf Seniors’ Club

The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to

Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative

one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous

speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information

for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some

contact the Deaf Seniors Club at (925)326-4570. Contact the

Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the

Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851.

coordinator.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lobby - Civic Park

DAY TIME

DAY TIME

FEE

Wed 9:30am-4:00pm

Tue 8:15am-12:00pm

$2

Thu 8:15am-12:00pm

$2

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.

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Adults 50+ Insurance Counseling Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 12:30-3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC.

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes.

Office of Aging

Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest

Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County

drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For January-

Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020.

December, annual dues are only $15. Club members enjoy discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services

Senior Legal Services Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment.

including blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call (925) 943-5851 for more information.

Senior Peer Counseling

Drop-In Activities

Senior peer counseling is available for individual one-on-one,

See activity descriptions for more info

45-minute counseling sessions the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appoint-

Mondays

ment.

Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from 9:00am10:00am 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

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

encourage you to make your medical appointments on most other

Wednesdays

days of the week.) Please call (925) 943-5851 for more information.

Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room*

Thursdays

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.

Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

Fridays Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Let’s Sing!: 1:30pm-3:00pm, Social Hall Sing-a-Long: 9:30am-11:00am, Lounge Marathon Bridge: 12:00pm-4:00pm, Multipurpose Room

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Specialized Recreation

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Chabot Space & Science Center This trip is out of this world! Join us on a journey of knowledge and adventure as we visit the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. Bring a picnic sack lunch or extra money to purchase one

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there. Price includes: Transportation and museum admission. Drop

Adaptive Martial Arts/Karate

off and pick up at Civic Park Community Center

Join martial arts master Sensei Preston Jones for this great

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lobby

adaptive martial arts/karate program for special needs.

DATES DAY TIME

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

4/28

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/12-5/31 Thu 5:30pm-6:15pm $51/8

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Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:30am-3:00pm $40/1

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Dinner Clubs Join us as we tour the Bay Area to sample foods of various

Adaptive Cardio Fitness

cultures. Walnut Creek is home to some of the best restaurants in the area and we’ll take the opportunity to try as many as we can.

Join cardio fitness instructor Joline Sewell for this specially

Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited

designed cardio program for special needs.

to the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES DAY TIME

each participant with their meal and beverage selection. Drop off

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/9-5/21 Mon 5:30pm-6:15pm $45/7

3960

and pick up from the Civic Park Community Center. Price includes dinner, gratuity and transportation.

Dinner Club-San Francisco Creamery

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Adaptive Yoga

DATES DAY TIME

Join yoga instructor Kristen Stewart for this specially designed yoga program for special needs.

DATES DAY TIME

Wed 5:30pm-8:30pm $38/1

DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/11-5/30 Wed 6:00pm-6:45pm $51/8

4/18

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

5/16

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

Wed 5:30pm-8:30pm $38/1

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Movie Fest

Art with Anh This wonderful artistic experience will result in a masterpiece of your creation. You will be directed through the technique and process that will give you a work of art that you can cherish for a

Please join us for two entertaining films and popcorn. Movie titles will be determined at a later date. Appropriate for all ages. Price includes two movies and popcorn. Bring a sack lunch.

lifetime. Price includes all art supplies and instruction.

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

Location : Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

DATES DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME

5/12

Sat

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Dinner Club-Tomatina

Location : Civic Park Community Center Lounge

5/26

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FEE/SESSIONS CR#

10:00am-2:00pm $25/1

Sat

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

11:00am-3:00pm $15/1

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Dances

Bowling & Pizza

Join us for an evening of dancing and fun. Please arrange for drop

Spend the morning bowling at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord and enjoy a pizza lunch at Mountain Mike’s. Price includes transportation, bowling, shoes, and lunch. Location : Civic Park Community Center Lobby DATES DAY TIME

4/14

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

off and pick up at the location of the dance. Location : Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room DATES DAY TIME

FEE/SESSIONS CR#

4/20

Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm $7/1

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5/18

Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm $7/1

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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 10, 2018 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 1, June 2, 3. 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 28

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER

LAP SWIM (13yrs & older) Clarke Swim Center

Current – June 10, 2018

Located by the Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Monday - Friday

2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek

Monday - Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm

5:30am - 4:00pm

(925) 943-5861

Saturday - Sunday

• Newly renovated 25yr x 25m heated pool

*See facility description for closure dates

11:00am - 4:00pm

• 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/outdoor shower

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

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Aquatics

Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee. No refunds

Daily Admission Fees One time entrance - no in/out privileges. Children (6 and Under)

$3.50

Youth (7-17)

$4.50

Adults (18 & older)

$6.00

Lap Swim (13yrs & older)

$6.00

Splash Pass

$2.00 w/ any type of admission

(Clarke in/out privileges and Obstacle courses. Larkey spray ground only hours).

Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

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 Steven Thomas at (925) 943-5899, x-2448 or email sthomas@ walnut-creek.org for more information. Space is limited so sign up early!

Certification Courses American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012) Lifeguard training leads the way to a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard. Through videos, guided discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn: teamwork, rescue techniques, surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and

Children (6 and under) $45.00

many other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard.

Age (7-17) $60.00

Lifeguard training is a great way to stay active, meet people and

Age (18 & older) $73.50

prepare for an exciting and important lifesaving role.

Lap Swim (13yrs & Older) $73.50

Lap Swim/Fitness Center DISCOUNT Monthly Pass Monthly (based on 30 days) $65.00

• Must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate. • Must be 15 years old by the last day of class. • Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams. Location Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

6 Month

(based on 182 days) $375.00

FEE $213/ (Includes books & certification)

Annual

(based on 357 days) $714.00

Class 2561

Sat/Sun

9:30am-5:30pm

3/10-3/18

Class 2562

Tue - Fri

9:30am-5:30pm

4/3-4/6

SUMMER RECREATIONAL SWIM PASS Unlimited use during recreational swimming hours at both September 4, 2018 Non-refundable, non-transferable. Not valid for

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING REVIEW COURSE

lap swim or water exercise classes.

This course is designed for individuals that hold current

Per Person $70

certifications in Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED which will expire

($10 off purchase price if purchased before June 11, 2018)

soon (before this spring or summer 2017) who need to renew

Clarke Swim Center and Larkey Swim Center. Valid: June 9, 2018–

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 FEE $100: (includes Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED certification cards)

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9:30am-5:30pm

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Class 2564

Thurs/Fri

9:30am-5:30pm

4/5-4/6

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Aquatics

Competitive Programs

Registration Information

Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

Registration begins February 21

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a

Online: www.walnutcreekrec.org

year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program.

Fax to: (925) 938-7529

Head Coach: Mike Heaney, www.walnutcreekaquabears.org

Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center

(925) 939-5990

Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598.

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

No phone-in registrations accepted!, Registration form on page 89

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 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

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find the class that is right for you! Please read the course descriptions and think carefully about the prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for his/her

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic

development. Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level.

champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program for all

Transfers between classes are at the discretion of aquatics staff. Parents

ages and abilities.

may request transfers prior to the first day of the class. An evaluation

Head Coach: Kim Probst , www.aquanuts.org, (925) 934-4792

may take place the first – third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to re-place your child if needed.

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

Spaces cannot be “held.” To register please completely fill out the registration slip. List your second and third choices for classes. Full payment is required at time of registration.

creating an atmosphere where not only do swimmers improve but there is great family fun for everyone! www.walnutcreekswimclub.org, director@walnutcreekswimclub.org

Exercise/Fitness Courses

Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the $10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If

Water Aerobics

you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, please call: (925)

Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the

is required. $10 service fee applies.) We do give refunds for weather or

water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of

lack of student participation.

exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required. Shallow water and deep water classes offered. All classes are 50 minutes long. *Adding NEW CLASSES. Check website for new class details! Location : Clarke Swim Center $66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7

Classes: Mon - Fri

8:00am & 9:00am

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Aquatics

Splish Splash Party Area Reservations

Training Certificates or Ellis & Associates International Lifeguarding Certificates. Desirable candidates must enjoy the water, outdoors, and children, and possess a current lifeguarding certificate. We offer certification courses. You can also check online

Reserve table space for your pool side party at Clarke Swim

at RedCross.org or BAPPOA.org. For more information please

Center. Rental includes 5 picnic tables under a covered area.

call (925) 943-5859. For an application visit our web site at www.

Use of charcoal barbeque and access to refrigerator for food

WalnutCreekRec.org or come to Clarke Swim Center in Heather

storage. Admission for up to 30 guests during spring recreational

Farm Park. We will accept applications until all positions are full.

swimming hours. Weekends 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Package price: $200. Spring Rental Weekends: April 14 – May 27. Reservations open March 1, 2018. Summer Rental Weekends: Iune 9 – September 3. Reservations

Youth Programs A ges 6 - 1 4

open April 15, 2018.

YOUTH COMPETITIVE SWIM & STROKE CLASS

Add exclusive use of our inflatable water obstacle courses to your

Sessions are designed with the summer-recreational swim team

reservation package. Package information and reservations please call (925) 943-5899 ext. 2428 or email gerow@walnut-creek.org

swimmer in mind. Instruction includes each of the four competitive strokes and their associated turns, skills and drills. This course reviews County Swim Meet stroke and turn and

Looking for something inside? Poolside room rental also available

eligibility for 2017. Classes are taught by USA Walnut Creek

throughout the year. Please call/email for pricing and availability.

Aquabears (WCAB) swim team coaches.

Employment Opportunities Walnut Creek Aquatics is NOW HIRING for Spring & Summer 2018. We are looking for Lifeguards and/or Swim Instructors (15 yrs+) and support staff. We accept American Red Cross Lifeguard

Instructor : WCAB coaching staff Location Clarke Swim Center $143: 8 classes

Dates

Days

Ages 6-8 4:00-4:40pm

Ages 9-14 4:40-5:20pm

3/5-3/28 3/6-3/29

Mon/Wed Tue/Thu

2567 2568

2571 2572

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Aquatics

Swim Lessons Age s 3 & o lde r

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. *Number in table indicates number of spots available

Sat

Session Times

3/10

3/17

3/24

3/31

4/7

4/14

4/21

4/28

5/5

5/12

5/19

10:15am

2

2

2

2

2

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10:40am

2

2

2

2

2

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Tue

11:05am

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

&

11:30am

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Thu

11:55 am

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Session Times

3/6

3/13

3/20

3/27

4/3

3/8

3/15

3/22

3/29

4/5

4:05pm

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

4:30pm

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

4:55pm

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

5:20pm

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

5:45pm

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

6:10pm

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

Tue

Thu

NEW! 2 day a week Sessions. Mondays/Wednesdays & Tuesdays/Thursdays. Sessions listed below

group Lessons AGES 10 moS-3 YRs

Guppy

AGES 3-7

Starfish

clarke swim center

$48.00: 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 30-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 movement, and breath control may also be included for older tod-

Session Times

dlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child. Classes

4:30pm

are now 30 minutes.

Mon & Wed

Mon & Wed

Session Times

4/9-4/25

I

5:10pm

4015

III

4/30-5/16

V

5/21-6/6*

4016

Session Times Tue & Thu

Sat

5:10pm

I

4/10-4/26 4022

IV

I

4/9-4/25 4029

III

4/30-5/16 4049

V

5/21-6/6* 4052*

5:05pm

4034

4050

4054*

5:40pm

4042

4051

4055*

*No class Monday 5/28 (Memorial Holiday) Fee pro-rated Session Times

VI

5/1-5/17

5/22-67

4019

4020

Session Times

4/14-5/19

10:35am

4018

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3 weeks clarke swim center

4017*

*No class Monday 5/28 (Memorial Holiday) Fee pro-rated

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6 classes

VII

4:30pm

Tue & Thu

II

4/10-4/27 4032

IV

5/1-5/18 4056

VI

5/22-6/8 4059

5:05pm

4030

4057

4060

5:40pm

4036

4058

4061


Aquatics AGES 5-12

AGES 3-10

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

4/9-4/25

III

4/30-5/16

Session Times

V

5/21-6/6*

4:30pm

4025

4065

4068*

5:05pm

4028

4066

4069*

6:15pm

4063

4067

4070*

Mon & Wed

Tue & Thu

II

4/10-4/27

IV

5/1-5/18

VI

5:40pm

4035

III

V

4/30-5/16

5/21-6/6*

4090

4091*

*No class Monday 5/28 (Memorial Holiday) Fee pro-rated Session Times

*No class Monday 5/28 (Memorial Holiday) Session Times

I

4/9-4/25

Tue & Thu

II

4/10-4/26

5:40pm

4092

IV

VI

5/1-5/17

5/22-67

4093

4094

5/22-6/8

4:30pm

4038

4071

4074

5:05pm

4064

4072

4075

6:15pm

4031

4073

4076

AGES 6-14

Dolphin $57.00: 6 classes

3 weeks

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills.

AGES 4-12

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

4/9-4/25

III

4/30-5/16

V

4039

4078

4081*

5:40pm

4026

4079

4082*

6:15pm

4077

4080

4083*

Session Times

II

4/10-4/26

IV

5/1-5/17

Session Times

5/21-6/6*

4:30pm

*No class Monday 5/28 (Memorial Holiday) Fee pro-rated

Tue & Thu

6:15pm

4040

III

V

4/30-5/16

5/21-6/6*

4095

4096*

*No class Monday 5/28 (Memorial Holiday) Fee pro-rated Session Times

Mon & Wed

Mon & Wed

I

4/9-4/25

VI

5/22-67

Tue & Thu

II

4/10-4/26

6:15pm

4097

IV

VI

5/1-5/18

5/22-6/8

4098

4099

A G E S 1 5 & o lde r

Adult/Teen

4:30pm

4033

4084

4087

$57.00: 6 classes

Sat

clarke swim center

5:40pm

4041

4085

4088

Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop

6:15pm

4024

4086

4089

basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill level.

Sat

Session Times

4/14-5/19

VII

10:00am

4027

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WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LifetimeActivities.COM • (925) 945-0105 • Registration begins February 21, 2018 • 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. • FOR RESIDENTS: First time sign ups, please present proof of residency in person at the office to receive the resident rate.

Adult Tennis

ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older) Sessions are 6 weeks long • Target ratio is 6:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Day Time Session 1 Fee Cardio Tennis Monday 8:00-9:00am 3/19-4/23 $108R/$119NR Cardio Tennis Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm 3/21-4/25 $108R/$119NR Cardio Tennis Friday 9:00-10:00am 3/23-4/27 $108R/$119NR Cardio Tennis Sunday 8:00-9:00am 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Beginning Monday 9:00-10:30am 3/19-4/23 $162R/$178NR Beginning Monday 7:30-9:00pm 3/19-4/23 $162R/$178NR Beginning Thursday 9:00-10:00am 3/22-4/26 $108R/$119NR Beginning Saturday 11:00-12:00pm 3/24-4/28 $108R/$119NR Beginning Sunday 11:00-12:30pm 3/25-4/29 $162R/$178NR Advanced Beginning Monday 10:30-12:00pm 3/19-4/23 $162R/$178NR Advanced Beginning Monday 7:30-9:00pm 3/19-4/23 $162R/$178NR Advanced Beginning Thursday 10:00-11:30am 3/22-4/26 $162R/$178NR Advanced Beginning Thursday 6:30-8:00pm 3/22-4/26 $162R/$178NR Advanced Beginning Sunday 1:30-2:30pm 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Intermediate/Advanced Monday 6:00-7:30pm 3/19-4/23 $162R/$178NR Intermediate/Advanced Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm 3/20-4/24 $162R/$178NR Intermediate/Advanced Wednesday 9:00-10:30am 3/21-4/25 $162R/$178NR Intermediate/Advanced Thursday 6:30-8:00pm 3/22-4/26 $162R/$178NR Intermediate/Advanced Friday 12:00-1:00pm 3/23-4/27 $108R/$119NR Intermediate/Advanced Saturday 8:00-9:00am 3/24-4/28 $108R/$119NR Intermediate/Advanced Sunday 10:00-11:00am 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Advanced Wednesday 10:30-11:30am 3/21-4/25 $108R/$119NR Advanced Saturday 10:00-11:00am 3/24-4/28 $108R/$119NR Advanced Sunday 9:00-10:00am 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Late Night Drill Monday 9:00-10:00pm 3/19-4/23 $108R/$119NR Late Night Drill Tuesday 9:00-10:00pm 3/20-4/24 $108R/$119NR Late Night Drill Wednesday 9:00-10:00pm 3/21-4/25 $108R/$119NR Backhand/Net Game Friday 11:00-12:00pm 3/23-4/27 $108R/$119NR Backhand/Net Game Saturday 3:30-4:30pm 3/24-4/28 $108R/$119NR Doubles Strategy Monday 6:00-7:30pm 3/19-4/23 $162R/$178NR Doubles Strategy Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm 3/21-4/25 $108R/$119NR Mixed Drill & Play Tuesday 11:00-12:30pm 3/20-4/24 $162R/$178NR Mixed Drill & Play Thursday 8:00-9:00am 3/22-4/26 $108R/$119NR Mixed Drill & Play Friday 9:00-10:00am 3/23-4/27 $108R/$119NR Mixed Drill & Play Sunday 4:30-5:30pm 3/25-4/29 $108R/$119NR Serve & Return Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm 3/20-4/24 $162R/$178NR Serve & Return Saturday 12:00-1:00pm 3/24-4/28 $108R/$119NR Specialty Shot Saturday 1:00-2:00pm 3/24-4/28 $108R/$119NR Ladies 3.5+ Tuesday 7:30-9:00pm 3/21-4/25 $108R/$119NR Ladies Drill & Play Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm 3/21-4/25 $108R/$119NR Men’s Advanced Drill Thursday 8:00-10:00pm 3/22-4/26 $216R/$238NR Men’s 3.5+ Thursday 8:00-10:00pm 3/22-4/26 $216R/$238NR Super Seniors 55+ Friday 10:00-11:00am 3/23-4/27 $108R/$119NR

adult PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 16 & Older)

Session 2 4/30-6/4 5/2-6/6 5/4-6/8 5/6-6/10 4/30-6/4 4/30-6/4 5/3-6/7 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 4/30-6/4 4/30-6/4 5/3-6/7 5/3-6/7 5/6-6/10 4/30-6/4 5/1-6/5 5/2-6/6 5/3-6/7 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/2-6/6 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 4/30-6/4 5/1-6/5 5/2-6/6 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 4/30-6/4 5/2-6/6 5/1-6/5 5/3-6/7 5/4-6/8 5/6-6/10 5/1-6/5 5/5-6/9 5/5-6/9 5/2-6/6 5/2-6/6 5/3-6/7 5/3-6/7 5/4-6/8

Fee $108R/$119NR $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 $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $108R/$119NR

Sessions are 6 weeks long • R=Resident,

NR=Non Resident • Target Ratio 8:1 otherwise indicated • Match Play and Strategy Class requires instructor approval Level Day Time Session 1 Fee Session 2 Fee Beginning Thursday 9:00-10:00am 3/22-4/26 $60R/$66NR 5/3-6/7 $60R/$66NR Beginning Friday 9:00-10:00am 3/23-4/27 $60R/$66NR 5/4-6/8 $60R/$66NR Advanced Beginning Thursday 10:00-11:00am 3/22-4/26 $60R/$66NR 5/3-6/7 $60R/$66NR Advanced Beginning Friday 10:00-11:00am 3/23-4/27 $60R/$66NR 5/4-6/8 $60R/$66NR Match Play & Strategy Thursday 11:00-12:00pm 3/22-4/26 $60R/$66NR 5/3-6/7 $60R/$66NR Match Play & Strategy Friday 11:00-12:00pm 3/23-4/27 $60R/$66NR 5/4-6/8 $60R/$66NR Private Pickleball Lessons: $80 for a group of up to 4 people (1hour). Individual private lessons $45 (45 min) or $249 for a 6-pack.

youth PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 7-15)

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 3/23-4/27 3/23-4/27

Fee $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

Session 2 5/4-6/8 5/4-6/8

Fee $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

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tennis

Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6) Target ratio is 5:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Day Time Little Tennis Tuesday 5:15-6:00pm Little Tennis Thursday 3:15-4:00pm Little Tennis Friday 3:15-4:00pm Little Tennis Saturday 9:15-10:00am Little Tennis Sunday 9:15-10:00am Little Tennis Sunday 1:45-2:30pm

Sessions are 6 weeks long

Session 1 3/20-4/24 3/22-4/26 3/23-4/27 3/24-4/28 3/25-4/29 3/25-4/29

Fee $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR

Session 2 5/1-6/5 5/3-6/7 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/6-6/10

Fee $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR

Session 1 3/19-4/23 3/19-4/23 3/21-4/25 3/22-4/26 3/23-4/27 3/24-4/28 3/24-4/28 3/24-4/28 3/25-4/29

Fee $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

Session 2 4/30-6/4 4/30-6/4 5/2-6/6 5/3-6/7 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/5-6/9 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10

Fee $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 Target 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

Day Monday Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Saturday 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 10:00-11:00am 4:30-5:30pm 12:30-1:30pm

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 11:00-12:00pm 10:00-11:00am

Session 1 3/19-4/23 3/21-4/25 3/23-4/27 3/24-4/28 3/25-4/29

Fee $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

Session 2 4/30-6/4 5/2-6/6 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10

Fee $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

Fee $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR

Session 2 5/3-6/7 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10 5/2-6/6 5/2-6/6 5/5-6/9 5/5-6/9

Fee $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR

Session 2 5/2-6/6 5/2-6/6 5/4-6/8 5/5-6/9 5/6-6/10

Fee $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15) Sessions are 6 weeks long Target ratio is 8:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1

Day Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Wednesday Saturday Saturday

Time 5:00-6:30pm 4:30-6:00pm 8:30-10:00am 2:00-3:30pm 11:00-12:30pm 6:00-7:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 11:30-1:00pm 5:30-6:30pm

Session 1 3/22-4/26 3/23-4/27 3/24-4/28 3/24-4/28 3/25-4/29 3/21-4/25 3/21-4/25 3/24-4/28 3/24-4/28

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-15) Sessions are 6 weeks long Target 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 1:00-3:00pm 2:30-4:30pm

Session 1 3/21-4/25 3/21-4/25 3/23-4/27 3/24-4/28 3/25-4/29

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

Date 4/2-4/6 4/2-4/6 4/2-4/6 4/2-4/6

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

Ranger-Led Programs Owl Prowl at Old Borges Ranch Saturday March 31, 7:00 to 9:00pm, Shell Ridge Open Space Join us on our annual owl prowl as we search for the resident owls that live on and around the ranch. We will begin the program with a short presentation in the historic 1903 Carriage Barn, followed by a walk around the ranch and into Shell Ridge Open Space in search of owls and other night time critters. Please park in the upper parking lot at Borges Ranch. We will meet in the Carriage Barn. Remember to bring a flashlight, dress appropriately and wear sturdy shoes. Reservations are required. The program will be limited to 20 people. A donation of $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family is requested. Please call or email Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x 2162 or bylin@walnut-creek.org for reservations.

Fire Defensible Spaces in a Grassland Neighborhood (Resource management program) Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this

Saturday April 7, 10:00am to 12:00 noon, Old Borges Ranch

brochure. If you are bringing a group of five or more then

Carriage Barn

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 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day 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.

Each year the Open Space Division spends over $35,000 to create fire breaks around the Open Space sites that help protect our neighbors from grassland fires. The Open Space Supervising Ranger will discuss the Open Space Division’s actions and share ideas on what adjacent homeowners can do to help protect their property. This is a program in the continuing series on resource management issues in the Open Space. This program is free. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Supervising Ranger Nancy Dawson Dollard at 925/943-5899 x2135 or by e-mail to dollard@walnut-creek.org

Note: We expect to add spring wildflower walks and perhaps additional mountain bike programs to this spring’s list of

Howe History Tour

programs. Watch for more information at the ranger stations,

Sunday, April 15, 1:00 to 2:30pm, Howe Homestead Park

kiosks and on the Walnut Creek Open Space Facebook page for

From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as an

up to date information.

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 his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required and there is no fee but donations are welcome. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x-3521.

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Open Space Frog Fanatics: Save the Frogs Day Saturday April 28, 7:30 – 9:00pm Celebrate the 10th Annual Save the Frogs Day at our Frog Fanatics program. We will meet in the 1903 Carriage Barn at Old Borges Ranch for a short indoor program on our native frogs and toads. Then, as darkness falls on the ranch, we will head down to Bob Pond with our flashlights and search for the frogs and toads that can be found in the pond. A donation of $2 per person or $5 per family is requested. Dress appropriately, wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. For more information contact Dan Bylin at (925) 9435899 x-2162 or bylin@walnut-creek.org.

Who Pooped in the Park? Sunday, May 6, 1:00 to 2:30pm, Lime Ridge 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 park. Meet the ranger in the parking lot located at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and

Lime Ridge Hike Sunday, May 13, 9:00 to 10:30am, Lime Ridge Open Space

Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required and there is no fee

Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a hat.

for this program but donations are welcome. For more information

It’s time to join Ranger Art Janke on a guided hike into incredible

contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x-3521.

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.

Two Day Birding Program: Neotropical Migrants: International Migratory Bird Day Friday May 11, 6:00 to 8:00pm and Saturday May 12, 8:00am to 12:00pm

Meet the ranger at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required and there is no cost for the program but donations are welcome. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x-3521.

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at this two-day program about the wonders of bird migration. Discover the birds that call Shell Ridge Open Space their home in the spring and summer and then spend the fall and winter in the tropics of Mexico, Central and

On-Going Programs

South America. We will learn how these birds are capable of flying thousands of miles every year to come and raise their chicks in our backyards. On Friday we will be in the Carriage Barn for a two hour lecture and slide program. Saturday morning will find us searching

Spring Night Hikes in the Open Space Friday March 30, Tuesday May 29 and Wednesday June 27

for our neotropical migrants around Old Borges Ranch and Shell

Join Ranger Corri Frazier for a hike under the beautiful night sky

Ridge Open Space. Reservations are required and the class size is

with a bright full moon overhead. You know, spring awakening

limited to 15 people. The registration fee is $15.00 per person for

happens at night also. Come check out the really wild Walnut

the two-day program. Contact Ranger Dan Bylin for information at

Creek night life. You must make reservation for this program. The

(925) 943-5899 x-2162 or byline@walnut-creek.org.

time and location will be given out to those who get on the list with Ranger Corri Frazier at frazier@walnut-creek.org. Be sure to dress for the weather.

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Open Space April Walk: Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday, April 14, 9:00 to 11:00am 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 Road next to Boundary Oak Golf Course.

May walk (Please see the Two Day Birding Program listed for May 11 and 12)

June Walk: Acalanes Open Space Saturday, June 9, 8:00 to 10:00am We will bird watch the woodlands along Putnam creek. This is a good place for nesting songbirds including vireos, orioles and flycatchers. Putnam Creek usually has water flowing in it year round and is a magnet for wildlife. We will meet at the end of Sousa Drive.

Farm Animal Fun at Old Borges Ranch Saturdays, April 28, May 26 and June 16, 11:00am

Monthly Bird Walks Join Ranger Dan Bylin to learn about our local bird life. While we search for birds we will discuss identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirement and other interesting facts about our feathered friends. Be sure to bring binoculars and a small notepad to record your observations. Carry water and a hat, and wear sturdy shoes. Rain cancels birding programs. For more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x-2162. Please see the schedule pg. 84.

Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space Come on up to Old Borges Ranch and discover what it takes to care for our farm animals. You will get to assist the ranch staff in their daily animal chores and meet some of the Pleasant Hill 4-H members that own and care for the large animals. Help collect the chicken eggs and clean the coop, clean and care for the goats and sheep, and learn how and what we feed all the animals. Come prepared to learn while we work. Be sure to bring your work gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at bylin@

March Walk: Old Borges Ranch Saturday March 10, 9:00 to 11:00am Join us as we welcome the Bullock’s orioles back to Old Borges

sbcglobal.net or (925) 943-5899 x-2162.

Old Borges Ranch Open “Historic” House

Ranch for the spring and summer. We will be walking the grounds

Saturdays April 28, May 26 and June 16, 1:00 to 3:00pm

around the historic ranch and the woodlands around the Hanna

Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space

Grove Picnic Area in search of our early spring migrants. This is the time of the year when neo-tropical migrants arrive in our area

Join us at the ranch as we open the Historic Ranch House doors

and begin preparing for the breeding season. The orioles usually

for you to tour at your own pace. Open Space Ranger staff will

begin to arrive and start singing in March. Meet in the Old Borges

be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the

Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge Open Space at 1035 Castle Rock

Borges family and their historic ranch.

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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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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 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 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 Justin Wedel, Mayor; Cindy Silva, Mayor Pro Tem; Rich Carlston; Loella Haskew; Kevin Wilk City Manager Dan Buckshi Director of Arts & Recreation Kevin Safine Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Ann Merideth; Anita Sagastegui Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Robert Kearsley; Brendan Moran; 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 21

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 #

EXP DATE

START DATE

CVV

FEE

TOTAL

AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in the activities and agree on behalf of myself, or minor child, that I assume the risk of accident, injuries or property damage sustained from any cause in connection with my (or my child’s) participation in the activities. I voluntarily release and hold harmless the City (including its officers, agents, employees and volunteers) from any liability for an accident, injury or property damage (except to the extent cause by the City’s active negligence or willful misconduct). I understand that I am responsible for the registration policies and procedures outlined in the brochure. I also understand that the City reserves the right to photograph activities and participants; those photos remain the City’s property for potential future use for publicity or promotional purposes. Dated

Signature

Please indicate whether: Parent

Participant

Guardian

policies RefundS/creditS

• All credits on account are valid

• Supply fees are payable to the

our programs. If you have any spe-

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

cial needs that may require specific

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include supply fees with

accommodations, please call (925)

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

your registration fees.

943-5858.

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

• 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 credit card for

the first day of class, a credit valid

tions include a $3 administrative

automatic payment processing. In

for one year may be permitted for

processing fee.

order to use a different method of

use toward a future course.

• Fees must be paid in full at time

payment, customers may pay prior

• Withdrawal requests after the first

of registration by cash, money

to any scheduled payment date(s).

class meeting are subject to partial

order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover,

credit less service charge and pro-

AMEX or check payable to the City

rated course fees.

of Walnut Creek, unless otherwise

• No refund requests are accepted

stated in program description.

after the last class meeting.

• All payments are processed upon

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those

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 for Spring 2018. The deadline is February 23, 2018. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

receipt.

with disabilities to participate in

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

2017 - 2018 Season

Parents and Kids: Don’t miss Seed Vortex, Ned Kahn’s giant spinning sculpture, and multiple other

Our 50th Anniversary celebration continues!

participatory artworks like Cloud Rings that explore the nexus of art and science, on view through March 25.

March 30 - April 29, 2018

Personal to Political Celebrating the African American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press BY

Willy Russell

DIRECTED BY

George Maguire

Kerri Shawn stars as Shirley Valentine,

April 15–June 24, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, April 15, 3-5pm

a housewife from Liverpool, England who is feeling trapped in a world of domesticity and needs a change in her life before she has another conversation with the walls. When her friend invites her on a trip to a Greek island, Shirley jumps at the chance.

There is no singular way to address the conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. The artists of Personal to Political capture the personal narratives and political battles of African American artists across the country, reflecting a collective experience expressed in uniquely different ways. Berkeley fine art printmaker Paulson Fontaine Press has a long tradition of supporting both established and under-represented artists who, in their studio practice, work in a broad reach of media and conceptual approaches.

Volunteer at the Bedford! Reward yourself by becoming a DIRECTED BY

JEFF COLLISTER

CHOREOGRAPHY BY

JENNIFER PERRY

MUSICAL DIRECTION BY

DAN FEYER

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before Mom's big wedding.

Bedford Gallery volunteer! Our many volunteer opportunities are a fun way to make friends, learn about art, and help foster love of the arts in our community. No experience necessary, all training is provided. Learn more at www.bedfordgallery. org/volunteer.

1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTScenter.org

www.LesherARTSCenter.org | (925)943-7469

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City of Walnut Creek 301 N San Carlos Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Giving in Gratitude Giving in Gratitude is a new service group hosted by Walnut Creek Recreation giving those ages 50 and better the opportunity to give back to their community without a longterm commitment. These meaningful service opportunities will spark reflection, civic engagement, and empower you to make a difference. Why join? Empower yourself to make a difference • Connect with your community • Inspire change • Meet new people • Strengthen your community Spring: Habitat for Humanity (#4473) – March 8, 2018 8:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Summer: Monument Crisis Center (#4474) – June 8, 2018 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fall: Bay Area Crisis Nursery (#4475) – September 13, 2018 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Winter: Contra Costa County Food Bank (#4476) – December 7, 2018 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Quarterly event is $10 which includes a t-shirt for first time volunteers and transportation and commences with a reception, giving participants an opportunity to reflect on their day and connect with their peers. Space is limited.

Learn more at walnut-creek.org/ArtsAndRec

City of Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec - Spring 2018  

Spring 2018 course catalog for Walnut Creek Recreation and Center for Community Arts (formerly Civic Arts Education).

City of Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec - Spring 2018  

Spring 2018 course catalog for Walnut Creek Recreation and Center for Community Arts (formerly Civic Arts Education).