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INSIDE Students 9-18 years can deepen their ballet practice in a three-week summer intensive taught by world class teachers! Page 7 Keep learning this summer while having a blast at our Coding, Lego, Robotics, 3D Printing, and Minecraft Camps! Page 35-40 Looking for a fun workout? Join us for “Dancing to the Classics,” a low impact dance workout for men and women! Page 68

Summer

2017

Adults: enjoy a fun, low pressure intro to basic acting! Whether you’re new to the form or a little rusty, you’ll love learning new skills in a safe, playful environment. Page 57 Registration begins May 15!


Summertime Fun Summer is the time for adventure and trying new things! Walnut Creek Arts + Rec has plenty of offerings to keep kids and adults busy learning and growing. Sign up today for classes in drawing, music, health and wellness, sports, photography, and so much more. Plus our popular summer camps (pages 26-43) offer everything from fun field trips to multiple team sports to engineering experiments. We look forward to welcoming you back to renovated Larkey Swim Center at our Grand Opening Celebration on June 10. Enjoy the enhanced facilities, including an all abilities spray park and deeper pool, while planning your return visits for summer recreational swimming through September 10. The pool will also offer swim lessons for a variety of ages and levels through August 24 (see pages 8790). Bring your family and catch a Movie Under the Stars, running June 3 at Tice Valley Park, July 14 and August 25 at Civic Park, and August 4 at Heather Farm Park. See the back cover for featured movie titles. At Walnut Creek Arts + Rec, our programs cultivate a thriving community – building connections, welcoming neighbors, and developing your unique skills and talents. Enjoy your summer season as part of our family.

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Coming Fall 2017: New Online Registration System! The City is building a more user friendly and convenient online registration system to better serve you. Improvements for our customers will include: • Ability to create your own login and password, or link to an existing Facebook account. • Easy access to your online account, including records of receipts, activity schedules, and rental contracts. • Simplified registration process, with the ability to quickly search and filter activities by age range, activity type, or day of week. • A mobile responsive interface that shows the best view regardless of screen size. The new system will be available beginning with Fall 2017 registrations. Existing customers will need to create a new account in order to register for Fall classes. Information on how to create an account will be posted online, in this Guide, and sent via email to existing customers. As part of our commitment to continually improving our services, we look forward to providing you with a new and improved registration process!


Youth Ceramics & Sculpture 4-5 Dance 5-8 Events Calendar 8 Decorative & Fiber Arts 8-9 Digital Media & Photography 9 Drama 10 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 11-14 Health & Fitness 15 Martial Arts 15 Music 16-19 Personal Enrichment 19 Sports 20-23

Youth Camps Preschool/School Age Camps 26-27 Day Camps 27-31 Digital Media & Photography Camps 31 Specialized Recreation Camps 32 Food & Cooking Camps 33 Personal Enrichment Camps 33-34 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Camps 35-40 Sports Camps 40-43

Adults

registration begins MAY 15!

Ceramics & Sculpture 44-46 Dance 47-48 Decorative & Fiber Arts 49-50 Digital Media & Photography 51-53 DIY 54-55 Dog/Pet Care 56 Drama 57 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 57-63 Food and Cooking 64-66 Glass 67 Health & Fitness 68-72 Jewelry 73 Music 74 Personal Enrichment 75-77 Sports 78 Sports/Fitness Groups 78-79Â Adults 50+ Programs & Services 80-83

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Upcoming Events 8 Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation 24 Facility Rentals 25 Aquatics 84-90 Boundary Oak Golf 91 Tennis 92-93 Open Space 94-96 Lesher Center for the Arts 97 Bedford Art Gallery 97 Registration 98-99 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

AG ES 5 - 8

Makers Series: Cool Kids Cups Kids will learn how to make simple or elaborate clay cups for themselves, which will reflect the special qualities and interests that each child has. They will use their own imagination and creativity. Once the projects are finished and glazed, they’ll return to pick up their designer cool cups for drinking juice, milk, water, etc. Nothing is more perfect for cool kids during the summer heat! INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $28: 1 class

Class 35623

Sun

9:30am-12:00pm

7/23

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Clay Works I A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot of (or any) experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

AG ES 4 -7

$108: 8 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 35622

5:00pm-6:30pm

Mon

6/19-8/7

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

AG ES 8 - 1 2

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

Clay Works II: Hand Building/Wheel Throwing

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

Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your

squeeze methods, children will learn the basics from scoring to

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

glazing their work. Build imaginary worlds filled with people,

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

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

centering to making simple pots. Prerequisite: must have taken

and more!

Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding

versatile and forgiving mediums. This is a great introduction to

techniques.

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$85: 8 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 35557

3:45pm-4:45pm

Mon

6/19-8/7

INSTRUCTOR : Amber Noyer

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar $117: 7 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 35564

3:30pm-5:30pm

Tue

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

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

Class 35558

Sat

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

9:00am-10:00am

No class 7/1

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$133: 8 classes

Class 35621

Fri

3:30pm-5:30pm

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Youth

DANCE

AG ES 9 - 1 2

Makers Series: Cool Kids Cups Kids will learn how to make simple or elaborate clay cups for themselves, which will reflect the special qualities and interests that each child has. They will use their own imagination and creativity. Once the projects are finished and glazed, they’ll return to pick up their designer cool cups for drinking juice, milk, or water. Nothing is more perfect for cool kids during the summer heat! INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $43: 1 class

Class 35624

Sun

12:30pm-3:30pm

7/23

AG ES 1 2 - 1 7

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding techniques and projects as well.

AG ES 3 - 4

Pre-Ballet

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

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

$133: 8 classes $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay)

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

Class 35614

Wed

4:30pm-6:30pm

6/21-8/9

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

Class 35610

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

6/22-8/10

watch last session only.

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

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom $64: 6 classes Ceramics studio information

Class 35891

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

No class 7/4, 8/1

chair accessible electric potter’s wheel available.

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

6/20-8/8

INSTRUCTOR : Staff $84: 8 classes

Class 35894

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

6/21-8/9

Class 35895

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

6/21-8/9

INSTRUCTOR : Edward Stegge $84: 8 classes

Class 35892

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Fri

3:00pm-3:45pm

6/23-8/11

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $74: 7 classes

Class 35893

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

6/24-8/12

No class 7/1

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Youth AG ES 4 - 5

AG ES 6 - 1 0

Pre-Ballet

Hip Hop-Youth

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

Syncopation derived from jazz funk and street jazz, with high

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

energy focus on the latest styles and moves.

and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only.

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $74: 7 classes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Staff

Class 35888

Sat

11:45am-12:30pm

6/24-8/12

No class 7/1

$84: 8 classes

Class 35896

Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

6/21-8/9

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures

INSTRUCTOR : Edward Stegge $84: 8 classes

Class 35897

Fri

AG ES 6 - 1 8

Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn 4:30pm-5:15pm

6/23-8/11

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

$74: 7 classes

$63: 6 classes

Class 35899

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

6/24-8/12

Class 35900

Sat

12:45pm-1:30pm

6/24-8/12

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 35649

No class 7/1

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

6/17-8/19

ages 6-12

No class 7/1, 7/15, 7/22, 8/5

AG ES 6 - 1 0

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)*

Ballet I

Class 35650

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

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

No class 7/1, 7/15, 7/22, 8/5

class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will

*Registration per instructor’s approval only

6/17-8/19

ages 6-18

enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Registration requirement: Five-year olds with one year experience may move to Ballet I. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4 and 8/1

improving technique, working on proper body alignment and an emphasis on vocabulary. Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers.

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $84: 8 classes

Fri

Designed for students wanting to continue their ballet training.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Edward Stegge

Class 35901

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

$64: 6 classes

Class 36614

A G E S 7- 1 1

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

3:45pm-4:30pm

6/23-8/11

transferring from another dance program. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

$64: 6 classes

$74: 7 classes

Class 35902

Sat

Class 36646 10:45am-11:30am

No class 7/1

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Tue

No class 7/4 and 8/1.

5:00pm-6:00pm

6/20-8/8


Youth A G E S 8 & up

AG ES 1 0 - 1 5

African Dance

Hip Hop-Youth

Learn the fundamentals of movement arts and dance with West

Syncopation derived from jazz funk and street jazz, with high

African dancing! This class is designed for beginner to mid-level

energy focus on the latest styles and moves.

students of dance, people looking for a good workout, and for those interested in African Arts! Class will feature live African drumming, a rigorous warm-up section, basic choreography, and

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

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

$64: 6 classes

conditioning, dance technique, musicality, and body and spatial

Class 35889

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

No class 7/3

Mon

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/26-8/7

revived and refreshed! AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

INSTRUCTOR : Alhassane Camara LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $97: 7 classes

Class 35887

Sat

5:00pm-6:30pm

6/24-8/12

No class 7/1

Mastering the Techniques of Jumps Diablo Ballet’s Artistic Director will teach a special workshop designed for intermediate/advanced students, which will include a master ballet class that will focus on perfecting the technique of small and big jumps. Ms. Jonas is especially known for her turns and jumps and is excited to share her knowledge.

AG ES 9 - 1 9

Summer Dance Intensive

INSTRUCTOR : Lauren Jonas

This 3-week dance intensive features world-class teachers from

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Diablo Ballet and is directed by Professional Intermediate/

$67: 1 class

Advanced Training Program Director Rebecca Crowell Berke.

Class 35884

Wed

4:00pm-6:30pm

8/30

Designed for students with at least one year ballet experience. Classes include ballet technique, pointe (if applicable), repertoire, character dance, modern, jazz and floor barre and will culminate

AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

in a performance. For auditions info please email: Rebecca@

Workshop with Rebecca Berke

diabloballet.org. Space is limited. Performance: 7/28 at 7:30pm,

The powerful mind body connection is key for a dancer to draw on

Shadelands Art Center.

and use in their training. This class explores total body movement,

INSTRUCTORs : Professional Training Program Staff LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

sequences. Incorporating this mindfulness in training develops grace, elegance and improves strength, posture, balance and

$727: 15 classes

Mon-Fri 10:00am-3:00pm

yoga for dancers strengthening and centering warm up, barre, then followed by centre work including jumps, turns and traveling

Summer Dance Intensive (Adv) Class 34791

use of breath and positive visualization. Class will begin with a

7/10-7/28

flexibility. INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Berke

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$58: 1 class

Summer Dance Intensive (Int)

Class 35883

$727: 15 classes

Class 34790

Mon-Fri 10:00am-3:00pm

Wed

6:00pm-8:00pm

6/21

7/10-7/28

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.

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Ballet Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. All year-round dance programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, which will be added to first payment.

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Youth AG ES 1 3 & U P

Tahitian Dance & Drumming This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances)

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $73: 8 classes

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 35645

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/7-8/16

No class 6/21, 7/19, 8/2

Tahitian I Women and Men (Beg) Class 35646

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/7-8/16

No class 6/21, 7/19, 8/2

Kinder Sew

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* & (Adv)* Class 35647

Wed

AG ES 5 - 8

8:30pm-10:00pm

6/7-8/16

No class 6/21, 7/19, 8/2

Join us as we explore the beautiful craft of sewing! We will learn to stitch with wide-eyed needles and embroidery thread. As we advance in our skills, we will stitch projects such as aprons, cloth books, and purses. Tools and sewing techniques for kindergarten

*Registration per instructor’s approval only.

through second graders are designed for small hands and for make learning to sew fun and easy. Children repeating will do

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

extended projects that provide further independent growth and

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

development.

$63: 6 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

Tahitian Drumming/Music

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool

Class 35648

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

6/17-8/19

No class 7/1, 7/15, 7/22, 8/5

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

$85: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 35870

4:00pm-5:00pm

Thu

6/22-8/10

July 28

Summer Ballet Intensive Performance, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Shadelands Art Center Auditorium

March 2 – June 2

August 8

Barbara Plowman Photos of Heather Farm Exhibition, Heather

Summer Performance Jam, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Shadelands Art

Farm

Center Dance Studio

March 8 – June 8

August 8

“Coastlines” An Exhibition of Tom Donahue and Lynn Smiths

Summer Orchestra Concert, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Shadelands Art

Photographs

Center Auditorium

May 8 – June 5

August 10

“A Drive to Create” Exhibition, Shadelands Art Center Lobby

Summer Jazz Concert, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Shadelands Art Center

June 5 – July 25

Fumiyo Yoshikawa’s Student Art Show, Shadelands Art Center

Auditorium August 25 - 27

Clay Arts Guild Pottery Sale, Civic Park Studios

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youth AG ES 8 - 1 2

Basic Machine Garment Sewing Kids will learn how to make a series of projects that build upon our understanding of fabric and construction. Beginning with cutting

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

and sewing an apron, they will quickly advance to designing and constructing a simple garment. Along with other simple projects. students will learn proper use of the sewing machine and sewing terminology, how to use a pattern, cut and piece fabric, and a variety of sewing techniques. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool $104: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 35871

5:15pm-6:45pm

Thu

6/22-8/10

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Weaving for Kids (Beg) Using our four-shaft table looms kids will learn to plan a project, prepare the loom and weave a scarf while having fun with color and texture. Yarn spinning will also be introduced and farm-tofabric connections will be discussed. Weaving will be self-paced

AG ES 8 - 1 6

Introduction to Digital Photography for Homeschoolers

so multiple projects will be possible. Supply fee due at first class

This beginning level course will introduce students to the

covers all materials.

fundamental basics of digital photography. Students will learn the ins and outs of digital camera controls and how to use

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

them to create proper exposures. This class will cover technical

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

information such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance,

$101: 8 classes $28 supply fee due at first class covers all materials.

Class 35875

Wed

3:45pm-5:15pm

6/21-8/9

composition, and basic editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills learned in class with weekly photography assignments. INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston

A G E S 1 3 - 1 7

Teen Project Runway: Design, Create & Make

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $135: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 35635

1:00pm-3:00pm

Thu

6/22-8/10

Explore fabrics, patterns, cutting, and sewing both by hand and machine as we create summer outfits plus awesome accessories that express your sense of style! Supply fee of $15 includes

AG ES 1 2 - 1 6

everything to make jewelry, purses, scarves, tops and bottoms!

Introduction to Digital Photography

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

This beginning level course will introduce students to the

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool

fundamental basics of digital photography. Students will learn

$120: 7 classes $15 supply fee due at first class

Class 35880

Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

6/20-8/8

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

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INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $104: 8 classes

Class 35636

Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

6/22-8/10

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DRAMA

AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

Community Arts Theater Troupe

AG ES 5 -7

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class

Our Community Arts Theater Troupe will focus on the process of

Explore theater basics through music, movement, and theater

Class to perform selected works and create original works by

games! Students will work with professional theater artists to help

students themselves. Open to middle and high school students,

build their confidence and develop their voices as young actors in

Theater Troupe members will work alongside professional actor

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

and performer, Joe Orrach, as they perform their works on stage at

class sharing for family and friends! All levels welcome!

the end of each quarter. Participants must be enrolled in either the Middle or High School Studio Class to participate in our Theater

INSTRUCTOR : Julia Dashe LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Mon

Troupe. INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach

$101: 7 classes

Class 35862

performance, using theater skills and techniques from our Studio

3:30pm-4:30pm

6/19-8/7

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $130: 15 classes

No class 7/3

Class 35858

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

6/20-8/10

No class 7/4

AG ES 8 - 1 0

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class 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

AG ES 1 4 - 1 8

Community Arts Theater: Studio ClassHigh School

of movement, voice, and improvisation, young actors will work

High School Community Arts Theater participants will focus on

toward a performance of a collection of short scenes. All levels

growing development of the tools of an actor through in-depth

welcome. Students will end the session with an in-class sharing for

study of movement, voice, scene study, improvisation, and musical

family and friends.

theater in our Studio Class. Actors will work toward a showcase of monologues, scenes, and songs throughout the quarter. All levels

INSTRUCTOR : Julia Dashe LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

welcome. Students will perform in an in-class sharing of work at the end of each quarter.

$140: 7 classes

Class 35864

Mon

4:45pm-6:15pm

6/19-8/7

No class 7/3

INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $158: 8 classes

Class 35860

AG ES 1 1 - 1 4

Thu

4:00pm-6:00pm

6/22-8/10

Community Arts Theater: Studio ClassMiddle School Participants will learn about the actor’s tools and begin to uncover their own unique voices as performers in our Studio Class. Through the study of movement, voice, character, scene study, improvisation and multiple genres of theater, students will build confidence, communication skills, self-expression, team work, and compassion. All levels welcome. Students will have an in-class sharing of work at the end of each quarter. INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach

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$171: 7 classes

Class 35857

Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

No class 7/4

6/20-8/8

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DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

AG ES 3 - 1 0

Kids Open Studio Connect with your creativity while playing boundlessly with art materials, concepts, techniques and challenges! Kids ages 3-6 must be accompanied by a parent; ages 7-10 can be dropped off for an opportunity to explore with their peers! Each drop-in class explores a new project based on the quarter’s theme. Register

ages 4 . 5 - 6

TK and Kindergarten Arts/Literacy Enrichment Preschool at Civic Park

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

Come join us as we discover

$10: 1 class

the connection between art

Class 36325

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

6/24

and literacy! We will use art

Class 36326

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

7/22

to explore popular authors

Class 36327

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

8/12

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

and their unique illustration style. The children will

AG ES 4 -7

recreate different stories using a variety of art skills,

I Can Do It Art

illustration, and storytelling

Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists

styles. We’ll even dabble in

use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own

a little bit of cooking as part of this creative experience! This class is designed for students entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten in Fall 2017.

works of art. Lots of art materials to explore--paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc.--as they draw, paint, and explore new media. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities

Tuesday/Wednesday

change each quarter.

12:30-2:30pm

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

Class 35715

Session 1: June 13-July 12 (5 weeks)

Class 35716

Session 2: July 18-August 16 (5 weeks)

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $82: 8 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 35954

Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

6/21-8/9

Class 35955

Wed

5:00pm-6:00pm

6/21-8/9

For more information or to register, please visit: www.communityarts.org/preschools

AG ES 4 - 8

Makers Series: Bugs, Butterflies and Beyond Hang with some cool bugs and make amazing bug themed crafts! INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

A G E S 1 8 - 2 4 mos

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore social, physical, language development and parent education. Exploration

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $34: 1 class

Class 36335

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/22

activities including music and movement, tactile and visual art exploration and circle activities will be offered each session.

AG ES 4 - 8

Makers Series: Dinosaur Fun!

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Come and make some awesome dinosaur crafts!

$122: 8 classes

Class 35958

Fri

9:00am-10:30am

6/23-8/11

Class 35959

Fri

10:45am-12:15pm

6/23-8/11

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $34: 1 class

Class 36332

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/24

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Primary Colors Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques will be learned as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage projects included. Completion of I Can Do it Art recommended. Children repeating this class will complete extended projects that provide further growth and development. INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $76: 7 classes

Class 35924

Tue

4:30pm-5:30pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

AG ES 5 - 8

Makers Series: Yankee Doodle Dandy Art We will create and decorate in red, white, and blue; stars and stripes are included! Come and make everything you need to celebrate Independence Day! INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

AG ES 5 -7

Mixed Media Mash-up

$34: 1 class

Student artists will experiment with a new medium and a new

Class 36122

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/1

project every week. Draw, paint and sculpt little masterpieces and learn different ways to express yourself, as well as learn how a variety of materials work. Modern masters will be our inspiration. Media include pastel, watercolor, air dry clay, mixed media,

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

printmaking and more.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White

with acrylics and watercolor, using these mediums in a series of

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

projects that emphasize color and pattern. Students will collage

$82: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 35961

4:00pm-5:00pm

Wed

AG ES 6 - 1 0

6/21-8/9

with painted papers as well as creating copies of master works. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

AG ES 5 -7

$82: 8 classes

Observe and Imagine

Class 35956

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

6/22-8/10

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

Minecraft Mixed Media

look at drawings made by different artists and discuss what we

Students will bring their personal Minecraft worlds to life and use

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

them as inspiration for a variety of mixed media projects, bringing their creations into the real world. They will learn traditional

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

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

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $76: 7 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 35925

5:30pm-6:30pm

Tue

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AG ES 6 - 1 0

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INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $82: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 35928

5:00pm-6:00pm

Wed

6/21-8/9


Youth A G E S 7- 1 0

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Beginning Cartooning

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters

For students who have had some painting experience and are

and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning.

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

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

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

creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen and

composition will be explored.

ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students will have the opportunity to create and work on projects with instructor.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $231: 15 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

Class 35919

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

$10 supply fee due at first class

Tue, Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm

6/20-8/10

No class 7/4

$76: 7 classes

Class 35932

Tue

4:00pm-5:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

AG ES 8 - 1 2

Fantastic Animals and How to Draw Them

A G E S 7- 1 0

Tinkering

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

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

Disney, Studio Ghibli and animals from Harry Potter and Pokemon.

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

We’ll go through step by step instructions utilizing gesture,

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

construction, anatomy and technique to explore everything from

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

anime characters like Totoro’s Cat bus, Pixar dragons, and all

hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll,

things in between. We’ll cover realistic and cartooning techniques

float and move. Our process will start with a doodle, a brainstorm

throughout the course. You provide the imagination and we’ll take

of ideas, and deal with challenges, design and construction of

those fantastic animals and show you how to draw them!

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

individual projects.

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

$34: 3 classes

$82: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 35992

4:30pm-5:30pm

Thu

Class 36353

Tue

4:00pm-5:00pm

7/25-8/8

6/22-8/10 AG ES 8 - 1 2

AG ES 8 - 1 0

Character Design

Masters & Contemporary Painters Studio

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

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

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

techniques and methods of working with the medium. Focus

step instructions utilizing Gesture, Construction, Anatomy and

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

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

often find these studies and exercises to be huge confidence

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

builders, exposing them to new approaches to their own creative

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

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

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

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

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

class recommended.

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$34: 3 classes

$101: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 35929

4:00pm-5:30pm

Class 36354

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

7/25-8/8

Thu

6/22-8/10

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AG ES 8 - 1 2

Pokemon and Friends–Gotta Draw them All!

Fun Fantastic Portraits

You don’t have to be a Poke Master to register in this awesome

of the past and present, and learning painting and drawing

workshop, just have a passion to draw. This art class will cater to

techniques that are specifically catered to portraiture. Acrylic,

all skill levels and explore drawing Pokemon characters through

watercolor, pastel, and charcoal are used

step by step instruction. We cover the basics in Anime/Manga drawings through simple shapes and bring them to life! We catch Pokemons in our sketchbooks through the elements of cartooning,

Students will learn the basics of portraiture by looking at artists

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

studying anime films and art projects. Art materials must be

$101: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

present first day of instruction.

Class 35931

4:30pm-5:45pm

Fri

6/23-8/11

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado

AG ES 1 2 - 1 6

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Teen Drawing & Painting

$34: 3 classes

Class 36349

Mon

4:00pm-5:00pm

7/24-8/7

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

AG ES 8 - 1 3

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

Bird Wonder

focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex

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

projects. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including

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

acrylics, oils, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students

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

receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of

personal. Learn about the habitats and peculiar behaviors of

their choice.

different avian species. Along the way, students will develop techniques in realistic painting and drawing and execute beautifully polished scientific works of art. INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $103: 8 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 35829

4:15pm-6:15pm

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 35930

6:15pm-7:15pm

6/23-8/11

6/20-8/15

AG ES 1 2 - 1 7

Animal Sketching Technique for Teens

AG ES 8 - 1 3

Learn basic drawing skills with animals in a variety of genres

Drawing and Cartooning

through the method of Gesture, Construction, Anatomy and

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

Technique (G.C.A.T.) This is a dry medium class specific for teens

anime/manga character designs and story illustrations. Learn

that builds on techniques useful to gain the knowledge and

advanced drawing techniques, storytelling, and the process of

confidence for their drafting growth. Drawing from observation of

making an illustration. Create and develop characters, settings and

model creatures borrowed from the Lindsay Wildlife Experience,

environments using perspective and other cartooning techniques.

we’ll explore everything from anatomy, realism, fantasy, anime, cartooning and much, much more! This is an all levels course with

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

art materials included.

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Warren Paylado

$95: 7 classes

Class 35943

Tue

5:00pm-6:30pm

No class 7/4

6/20-8/8

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $49: 3 classes

Class 36351

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Tue

No class 7/4

$82: 8 classes

Fri

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia K. Taylor

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5:00pm-6:30pm

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HEALTH & FITNESS AG ES 1 . 5 - 3

Gymnastics-Parent/Child This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent participation required. INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $115: 7 classes

Class 35521

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

7/11-8/22

AG ES 3 - 5

Gymnastics-Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use. INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $115: 7 classes

Class 35523

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

7/11-8/22

MARTIAL ARTS A G E S 7- 1 2

AG ES 3 - 6

Karate Kids

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.

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. New students please go to www.deltamaa.com. From there, you will see the “Get Started”

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

page, click on “fill out our waiver” before coming into class.

LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

$69: 6 classes

LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

Class 35937

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

6/5-7/10

Class 35938

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

7/17-8/21

Class 35939

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

6/6-7/18

No class 7/4

Class 35940

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

7/25-8/29

Class 35941

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

6/8-7/13

Class 35942

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

7/20-8/24

$81: 6 classes

Class 35933

Mon

4:00pm-4:40pm

6/5-7/10

Class 35934

Mon

4:00pm-4:40pm

7/17-8/21

Class 35935

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

6/6-7/18

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

7/25-8/29

No class 7/4.

Class 35936

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MUSIC

AG ES 1 - 5

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

A G E S 3 mos - 5

mixed age music class that siblings can attend together! Important

Music Together

musical concepts will be presented and reinforced in an engaging

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

and nurturing environment through singing, instrument playing, dance and rhythm activities. Experience the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding, enjoying, and learning together. Siblings 9 months and under are free.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

rhythm. Our family classes feature songs, instruments, movement

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

and group activities. Supply fee includes CDs, digital downloads

$89: 9 classes

and songbook extending the music into your home. Call (925) 9435858 for sibling discount.

Class 35804

Tue, Thu 10:15am-11:00am

6/20-7/20

No class 7/4

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

AG ES 4 - 5

$168: 8 classes $115: Siblings Over 8 Months $45 supply fee per family due at first class

Music Makers

Class 35730

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

6/24-8/12

Class will build on your child’s growing independence and

Class 35731

Sat

10:00am-10:45am

6/24-8/12

developing competencies. Strong emphasis on vocal, rhythmic

Class 35732

Sat

11:00am-11:45am

6/24-8/12

and ensemble development with lots of fun activities to foster musical growth. Your child will participate actively in learning

$123: 6 classes $91: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per family due at first class

songs, dancing, playing rhythm instruments, listening and

Class 35733

Tue

4:45pm-5:30pm

7/11-8/15

need for language and creative expression.

Class 35734

Tue

5:45pm-6:30pm

7/11-8/15

movement activities, and stories that build on the young child’s

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

A G E S 1 2 mos - 2 . 5

$89: 9 classes

Tuneful Toddlers-Parent/Child In the world of toddlers, movement and exploration are their

Class 35806

Tue, Thu 12:45pm-1:30pm

6/20-7/20

No class 7/4

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

AG ES 4 - 6

Intro to Suzuki Violin

focused listening the foundations of musical learning will be

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

encouraged and nurtured, making this a very special music time.

fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions, rhythms and respectful behavior through games and songs. Begin

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $89: 9 classes

Class 35802

Tue, Thu 9:30am-10:00am

No class 7/4

6/20-7/20

to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method. Instruments discussed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $85: 6 classes

Class 35765 No class 7/3

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Youth AG ES 4 - 6

Ukulele for Kids Learn the basics of music on a fun instrument the perfect size for little hands! You will learn how to hold the instrument, basic notes and chords, strumming patterns and rhythms. We will play and sing

NEED PHOTO!

our favorite songs while learning the basics of ukulele. Instruments discussed at first class. You will need to buy or rent your own. A G E S 7- 1 3

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Violin Ensemble (Beg)

$76: 7 classes

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

Class 35760

Mon

1:30pm-2:15pm

6/19-8/7

No class 7/3

hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly, fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be discussed at first class.

AG ES 5 - 1 0

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Drumming for Fun

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Designed to inspire children to explore their musical curiosity using a variety of hand drums. It emphasizes exposure to fun musical

$100: 8 classes

Class 35800

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

6/23-8/11

experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat patterns. A G E S 7- 1 3

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $100: 8 classes

Class 35799

Thu

5:30pm-6:20pm

6/22-8/10

Community Arts Youth Orchestra (Intermediate) Summer See a big improvement in your personal technique and ensemble skills while playing in a noncompetitive, fun, full symphony orchestra. Explore a wide range of repertoire. No auditions

AG ES 5 - 1 0

necessary.

Guitar for Kids (Beg) Learn the basics of guitar, from holding it to playing basic chords. You will have the opportunity to play and sing along to all styles of music from nursery rhymes to popular music. Through easy to learn

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION   Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $91:  7 classes

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

Class 36678 Tue 5:00pm-6:15pm 6/20-8/8

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

No class 7/4

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

A G E S 8 & up

$88: 8 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

African Drumming

Class 35798

4:30pm-5:20pm

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

Thu

6/22-8/10

African drumming! Beginning students will gain a foundation in rhythm while developing fine motor skills, improving listening

AG ES 6 - 9

Introduction to Piano for Children

and cooperation skills and developing creativity and confidence through artistic performance. Students will also gain new

In this beginning piano class your child will be introduced to basic

perspectives, attitudes, and cultural awareness as they learn the

piano skills, notation and rhythm in a supportive, hands-on learning

fundamentals of playing Djembe & Doundun Drums and singing,

environment. Must have a piano or keyboard for at home practice.

and creating their own theatrical music performance!

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

INSTRUCTOR : Alhassane Camara

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

$105: 9 classes

$100: 8 classes

Class 35796 No class 7/4

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Tue, Thu

2:30pm-3:20pm

6/20-7/20

Class 35758

Sat

4:00pm-5:00pm

6/24-8/19

No class 7/1

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Acoustic Beginners Aspirations to learn acoustic guitar? Dreams of becoming a songwriter? In acoustic beginners, we will learn the fundamentals of guitar and improve your finger dexterity while exploring strumming patterns and learning some classic acoustic songs. We will study how the guitar works and learn its use in an ensemble. Playing and singing is welcome! All you’ll need is your guitar and a pick to get started. Let’s jam! INSTRUCTOR : Jake Nunn LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $87: 8 classes

Class 36653

Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm

6/21-8/9

AG ES 1 0 - 1 8

Rock Guitar 101 For beginners of electric guitar and lovers of rock music. We will learn techniques and exercises to improve your finger strength

AG ES 8 - 1 1

Youth Chorus

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

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

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

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

meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting, and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary and all levels are welcome!

INSTRUCTOR : Jake Nunn LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $87: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 36652

Wed

12:00pm-1:00pm

6/21-8/9

$68: 6 classes

Class 35768

Mon

6:00pm-7:00pm

6/19-8/7

A G E S 1 1 & up

Teen Singing

No class 6/26 and 7/3

This class is designed to introduce the basic technique of singing in a fun and supportive environment. Students will learn about

AG ES 8 - 1 3

Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

body awareness and alignment, breath support, singing with

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

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

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

breathing, pitch and intonation, shaping of vowels and common

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

vocal problems.

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

basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary. Note: Nylon string classical guitar of appropriate size is required. INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $76: 7 classes

Class 35795

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

No class 7/4

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INSTRUCTOR : Kelly Mustain LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $94: 8 classes

Class 36654

Wed

3:30pm-4:20pm

6/21-8/9


Youth AG ES 1 1 - 1 7

A G E S 1 4 & up

Electric Guitar Basics

Guitar for Adults (Beg)

Learn the basics of electric guitar, including, power chords,

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

scales, picking, and how to get a screamin’ rock tone! Beginner

postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

to intermediate welcomed. Must bring electric guitar and small

and standard music notation, while playing beautiful melodies.

practice amp.

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier.

INSTRUCTOR : Jake Nunn LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $87: 8 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 36655

4:30pm-5:20pm

Wed

6/21-8/9

Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $100: 8 classes

Class 35801

AG ES 1 1 - 1 8

Community Arts Youth Orchestra (Advanced) Summer See a big improvement in your personal technique and ensemble skills while playing in a noncompetitive, fun, full symphony

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/19-8/14

No class 7/3

A G E S 1 4 & up

Introduction to Ukulele

orchestra. Explore a wide range of repertoire. No auditions

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

necessary.

make learning the ukulele fun and enjoyable. Students must buy or rent their own ukulele.

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION   Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jake Nunn

$117: 7 classes

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 36679 Tue 6:30pm-8:30pm 6/20-8/8

$87: 8 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

No class 7/4

Class 36656

2:00pm-2:50pm

Wed

6/21-8/9

No class 7/1

A G E S 1 2 & up

Community Chorus 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 experience necessary and all levels are welcome! INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

AG ES 1 0 - 1 5

$68: 6 classes

Class 35769

Mon

7:15pm-8:15pm

No class 6/26 and 7/3

6/19-8/7

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 bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion.

Looking for summer camps? See Pages 26 - 43

INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $51: 1 class

Class 35752

Sat

9:00am-2:00pm

6/24

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SPORTS

A G E S 7- 1 5

Table Tennis Classes All ability levels, ages 7-15, are welcome. Beginning students will learn stroke fundamentals, vocabulary and rules, while advanced beginning and intermediate students will develop footwork, game strategies, shot selection and specialty skills. Students will be grouped by age and ability with a maximum 8:1 ratio of students per instructor. Please bring a table tennis paddle. INSTRUCTOR : Lifetime Activities Instructor LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium $99: 4 classes

AG ES 4 -7

NEW | Wheel Kids: Two-Wheelers Club This class is for children not yet off training wheels or similar devices, or for those who still haven’t mastered independent riding. The class focuses on the fundamental skill of bicycling, balance while in motion, with a goal of getting children riding on two wheels without assistance. Once accomplished, riders will work on starting, stopping, controlled slowing and turning. Using bike courses, story-time, songs and games, this is a fun way to learn to ride two wheels!

Class 36328

Fri

5:30pm-7:00pm

6/9-6/30

Class 36329

Fri

5:30pm-7:00pm

7/7-7/28

Class 36340

Sat

11:30am-1:00pm

6/24-7/15

Class 36341

Sat

11:30am-1:00pm

7/29-8/19

A G E S 7- 1 5

Badminton/Chess Combo Classes Our chess instructors make chess fun! Each class or camp session in our curriculum integrates opening-, mid- and end-game approaches for beginners and intermediate level players. Chess puzzles and creative exercises enhance critical thinking, group instruction and individual coaching to improve skills, open game play to practice and enjoy chess, and a mid-class snack break. Each first time participant will receive their own personal roll-up chessboard with chess pieces.

INSTRUCTOR : Wheel Kids Bicycle Club LOCATION HF Ballfield 1 Patio, Heather Farm Park $243: 5 classes

Class 35643

Mon-Fri 9:30am-11:30am

7/17-7/21

Class 35644

Mon-Fri 9:30am-11:30am

7/24-7/28

A G E S 7- 1 5

INSTRUCTOR : Lifetime Activities Instructor LOCATION : Court 1 and Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $146: 4 classes

Class 36333

Fri

4:00pm-6:30pm

6/9-6/30

Class 36334

Fri

4:00pm-6:30pm

7/7-7/28

Class 36344

Sat

10:00am-12:30pm

6/24-7/15

Class 36345

Sat

10:00am-12:30pm

7/29-8/19

Badminton Classes All ability levels, ages 7-15 are welcome. Beginning students will learn stroke fundamentals, vocabulary and rules, while advanced beginning and intermediate students will develop footwork, game strategies, shot selection and specialty skills. Students will be grouped by age and ability with a maximum 8:1 ratio of students per instructor. Please bring a badminton racquet.

summer camps?

INSTRUCTOR : Lifetime Activities Instructor LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

See Pages 26 - 43

$99: 4 classes

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Looking for

Class 36323

Fri

4:00pm-5:30pm

6/9-6/30

Class 36324

Fri

4:00pm-5:30pm

7/7-7/28

Class 36338

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

6/24-7/15

Class 36339

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

7/29-8/19

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Youth A G E S 7- 1 5

Chess/Table Tennis Combo Our chess instructors make chess fun! Each class or camp session in our curriculum integrates opening-, mid- and end-game approaches for beginners and intermediate level players, ages 7-15. Chess puzzles and creative exercises enhance critical thinking, group instruction and individual coaching to improve skills, open game play to practice and enjoy chess, and a mid-class snack break. Each first time participant will receive their own personal roll-up chessboard with chess pieces. INSTRUCTOR : Lifetime Activities Instructor LOCATION : Court 1 and Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $149: 4 classes

Class 36336

Fri

4:30pm-7:00pm

6/9-6/30

Class 36337

Fri

4:30pm-7:00pm

7/7-7/28

Class 36346

Sat

10:30am-1:00pm

6/24-7/15

Class 36347

Sat

10:30am-1:00pm

7/29-8/19

A G E S 7- 1 5

Badminton/Table Tennis Combo Classes

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches

All ability levels, ages 7-15, are welcome. Beginning students will

using the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-

learn stroke fundamentals, vocabulary and rules, while advanced

appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional

beginning and intermediate students will develop footwork, game

scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format.

strategies, shot selection and specialty skills. Students will be

Participants receive a KLS jersey. Shin guards are required by the

grouped by age and ability with a maximum 8:1 ratio of students per

second class meeting.

instructor. Please bring a badminton and table tennis racquets. AG ES 2 - 3 . 5

INSTRUCTOR : Lifetime Activities Instructor LOCATION : Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Parent & Me Soccer

$179: 4 classes

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

Class 36330

Fri

4:00pm-7:00pm

6/9-6/30

activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and

Class 36331

Fri

4:00pm-7:00pm

7/7-7/28

socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the

Class 36342

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

6/24-7/15

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

Class 36343

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

7/29-8/19

field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

AG ES 1 0 - 1 5

Sky’s the limit Football

$105: 7 classes

This new program integrates agility and hand-eye coordination training, conditioning, positive reinforcement, and passing/receiving skills training. Each practice is run at a quick pace, maximizing reps and conditioning. Whether your child wants to become quicker and have better endurance, improve his/her hand-eye coordination, build confidence and make friends, or just have fun, this clinic is right for you. FREE One Day Clinic June 3: Come check out this new program. Must RSVP to schmitz@walnut-creek.org.

Class 35666

Mon

10:15am-10:45am

6/26-8/14

No class 7/3 $115: 8 classes

Class 35667

Thu

9:30am-10:00am

6/22-8/10

Class 35668

Thu

5:45pm-6:15pm

6/22-8/10

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $115: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Clark Sorenson LOCATION : Soccer Field, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Class 35669

Sat

11:45am-12:15pm

7/8-8/26

Class 35670

Sat

12:20pm-12:50pm

7/8-8/26

$295: 11 classes

Class 35923

Thu, Tue 5:30pm-7:00pm

7/6-8/10

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Youth AG ES 3 . 5 - 4

AG ES 5 - 6

Tot Soccer

Soccer 1: techniques and teamwork

Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun

Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting,

running and kicking just like the big kids!

defense, and more. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided

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

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

$105: 7 classes

Class 35671

Mon

9:00am-9:30am

6/26-8/14

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $105: 7 classes

No class 7/3

Class 35672

soccer matches will be introduced gradually.

Mon

5:30pm-6:00pm

6/26-8/14

Class 35681

Mon

No class 7/3

No class 7/3

$115: 8 classes

$115: 8 classes

Class 35673

Thu

10:10am-10:40am

6/22-8/10

Class 35674

Thu

6:25pm-7:00pm

6/22-8/10

Class 35683

Thu

6:35pm-7:20pm

6/26-8/14

7:00pm-7:45pm

6/22-8/10

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

$115: 8 classes

$115: 8 classes

Class 35684

Class 35675

Sat

9:00am-9:30am

Sat

10:05am-10:50am

7/8-8/26

7/8-8/26 A G E S 7- 1 0

Soccer 2: Skillz and Scrimmages

AG ES 4 - 5

Pre Soccer

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing

Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building

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

self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing

scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points.

teaching environment.

All levels are welcome.

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

$105: 7 classes

$105: 7 classes

Class 35676

Mon

9:30am-10:05am

6/26-8/14

Class 35677

Class 35685

Mon

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/26-8/14

No class 7/3

No class 7/3

Mon

6:00pm-6:35pm

6/26-8/14 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

No class 7/3

$115: 8 classes

$115: 8 classes

Class 35678

Thu

10:40am-11:15am

6/22-8/10

Class 35679

Thu

6:25pm-7:00pm

6/22-8/10

Class 35686

Sat

10:50am-11:35am

7/8-8/26

WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 ½ hour prior to your class start time

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

or download the free Kidz Love Soccer app for iPhone or Android

$115: 8 classes

Class 35680

Sat

to receive cancellation notifications directly on your phone. All 9:30am-10:05am

7/8-8/26

rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

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Youth A G E S 1 2 mos - 2 4 mos

AG ES 5 -7

Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play

Super Soccer Stars

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

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

specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months.

elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill

Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi

development and group activities like small-sided games to

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

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

physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and

emphasizes spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging

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

teamwork. Repetitious ball skill activities are used to promote

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

muscle memory and build confidence.

having a blast! Parent Participation required.

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$111: 6 classes

$111: 6 classes

Class 35914

Sun

9:50am-10:30am

6/11-7/16

Class 35915

Sun

9:50am-10:30am

7/23-8/27

Class 35912

Sun

11:30am-12:30pm

6/11-7/16

Class 35913

Sun

11:30am-12:30pm

7/23-8/27

AG ES 8 - 1 0 AG ES 2 - 3

Super Soccer Stars

Super Soccer Stars

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

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

elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill

introduction to physical activities, rich language exposure, and

development and group activities like small sided games to goals.

movements such as running, hopping, jumping and changing

This Super Soccer Stars class emphasizes spatial awareness and

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

teammates, encouraging team work. Repetitious ball skill activities

child’s natural development through our fun, physical learning

are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence. Basic

experience allowing your child to improve their natural ability.

tactical activities are also introduced at this age.

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$111: 6 classes

$111: 6 classes

Class 35907

Sun

9:00am-9:40am

6/11-7/16

Class 35917

Sun

12:35pm-1:35pm

6/11-7/16

Class 35908

Sun

9:00am-9:40am

7/23-8/27

Class 35918

Sun

12:35pm-1:35pm

7/23-8/27

AG ES 3 - 5

SUPER SOCCER STARS WEATHER WATCH:

Super Soccer Stars

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

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

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

comfortable with the ball by developing soccer skills such as

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

dribbling, shooting and the introduction of passing. Every class

the end of the session. No credits will be offered if make-ups are

includes dynamic activities, which involve dribbling technique, and

offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be

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

issued.

this age group is body movement with the ball and your child will be introduced to juggling and other skill building activities. The concepts of teammates and teamwork are also introduced. INSTRUCTOR : Super Soccer Stars

Looking for

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $111: 6 classes

Class 35910

Sun

10:40am-11:25am

6/11-7/16

Class 35911

Sun

10:40am-11:25am

7/23-8/27

summer camps? See Pages 26 - 43

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Friends Foundation

The Friends Foundation Helps Community Arts Preschool Programs Provide

Arts Education for Our Youngest Learners

The Community Arts Preschool Programs have served families in Walnut Creek and surrounding cities for the last 40 years. Sites at Shadelands Art Center, Civic Park, and Heather Farm provide high quality arts-based early learning environments, emphasizing the development of the whole child in settings that encourage creativity and critical thinking through hands-on learning. One of the program’s early goals has been to be inclusive and to meet the needs of children with all abilities that enroll in the program. Working from this premise, staff have worked closely with a number of programs over the years that both referred families to our sites and provided specialists to work directly in the classrooms, including Stepping Stones in Walnut Creek and Contra Costa Child Care Council Inclusion Services. The Friends Foundation has provided scholarships to children in the preschool program for many years. A new partnership between Community Arts and the Life Steps Foundation has created an exciting fundraising opportunity to help provide tuition and program support for children with special needs in the Toddler program (2 year olds).  The Life Steps Foundation will provide two special education teachers, improving services for all students, while Community Arts and the Friends Foundation will work together to secure funding through grant opportunities and community donors committed to helping us ensure the preschool program continues to meet the needs of all children.

Friends Foundation and Center for Community Arts Partner with Lindsay Wildlife Experience for

Art Show and Reception Friends Foundation President Nan Siegel helped create a partnership event between Center for Community Arts and the Lindsay Wildlife Experience. From February 15 through March 26, Lindsay Wildlife hosted a very special art exhibit featuring the work of 32 Community Arts students and teaching artists, and an installation of student work from the Center’s Make and Mingle Open Studios. A sold out Draw and Paint Live Owls class at the Lindsay rounded out the collaboration. The exhibit, Meditations in Nature, was assembled by Peter Foucault, Community Arts Curator. Artists were asked to submit work that captured moments in nature and their relationship to it. By exploring the natural world of flora and fauna through different mediums, each artist selected followed their own unique path in expressing their personal perspective on the natural world. The Friends Foundation sponsored an artist reception on March 5 at Lindsay Wildlife to recognize the talented artists and teaching artists from Community Arts and to thank the many generous community members who continue to support the work of the Friends Foundation, Center for Community Arts and Lindsay Wildlife.

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

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Facility rentals CITY OF WALNUT CREEK

THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR NEXT

Special Occasion OR

CORPORATE EVENT

WEDDINGS, PARTIES, RECEPTIONS & MORE! WEDDINGS, PARTIES,

CORPORATE MEETINGS & MORE! THREE LARGE VENUES • Each over 3,000 square feet • Two locations in unique 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

• Rental fees from $30 to $105/hour Facility Rental Office Heather Farm Community Center

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Youth camps

Preschool/ School Age Camps

AG ES 4 - 6

Camp Little Walnut Summer at Camp Little Walnut is filled with fun, excitement and enthusiasm. Our age-appropriate games and activities build confidence and inspire independence on a daily basis. Little Walnuts will enjoy exploring their creativity while making new friends. Each week includes special themed activities and adventures designed to delight kids and keep them excited and eager to come back every morning. Each day, our trained staff help campers build self-esteem and improve their social skills while having a wonderful time. A camp T-shirt is included with each registration. Must be 4 years old at the start of the session. Some field trips to the Lindsey Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek Train Museum and Encore Gymnastics may be booked during the summer. On these days, drop off and pick up location will be onsite at the field trip locations. Dates to be determined. LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center in Heather Farm Park

AG ES 3 - 5

$137: 5 CLASSES

$112: 4 CLASSES, WEEK 3 (7/3-7/7)

Camp Tenderfoot Camp Tenderfoot is specially designed to be a child’s first day

WEEK 1: DIGGIN’ FOR DINOS

camp experience. Children build confidence and develop social

Class 34948

skills while making new friends in a safe, supportive environment. Our warm, nurturing staff provide age-appropriate arts and crafts, games, water play and other exciting adventures designed to

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

6/19-6/23

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

6/26-6/30

WEEK 2: PIRATES

Class 34949

promote creativity and socialization. Each session revolves around

WEEK 3: OUT OF THIS WORLD (4 DAYS, $25 OFF)

a special theme that includes a daily craft, playtime, stories, as

Class 34950

well as featuring special park and water days. A camp t-shirt is

NO CAMP 7/4

included with each registration. Must be 3 years old at the start of the session. Campers must be potty-trained.

Train Museum and Encore Gymnastics may be booked during the summer. On these days, drop off and pick up location will be onsite at the field trip locations. Dates to be determined. LOCATION Back Patio, Heather Farm Community Center

7/3-7/7

WEEK 4: WILD WILD WEST

Class 34951

Some field trips to the Lindsey Wildlife Experience, Walnut Creek

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

7/10-7/14

WEEK 5: BUGS & BUTTERFLIES

Class 34952

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

7/17-7/21

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

7/24-7/28

WEEK 6: SAFARI

Class 34953

WEEK 7: UNDER THE SEA

Sessions are 2 weeks, Mon – Thur, Mon – Thur

Class 34954

$186: 8 CLASSES

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

7/31-8/4

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

8/7-8/11

WEEK 8: SPORTS

Class 34955

SESSION 1: UNDER THE SEA

Class 34956

9:30am-12:00pm

6/19-6/29

SESSION 2: BUGS & BUTTERFLIES

Class 34957

(Mo, We-Fr, Mo-Th)

9:30am-12:00pm

NO CAMP 7/4 SESSION 3: JUNGLE SAFARI

Class 34958

9:30am-12:00pm

7/17-7/27

SESSION 4: OUT OF THIS WORLD

Class 34959

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9:30am-12:00pm

7/31-8/10

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Youth camps

Day Camps AG ES 6 - 1 2

Walnut Creek Day Camp Summer is the most memorable time of year for children. Kids will enjoy swimming, fresh air and sunshine in a safe and supportive environment. Crafts, games, and other themed adventures promote individuality and creativity on a daily basis. Watch your child build relationships with other local children and find great role models in our trained staff. Campers spend mornings at their selected program, and afternoons at Heather Farm Park. A camp T-shirt is included with each registration. Must be 6 years old at the start of the session. Each week features a themed special event on Tuesdays. Children enjoy all-day excursions on Thursdays (dates and locations are

AG ES 5 -7

subject to change). Half Day Care children will get to enjoy the

Afternoon Camp Clever Creek

Field Trips on Thursdays. Pickup will be at the Regular Care time.

Camp Clever Creek uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in new and exciting ways so that your child can

Regular and Extended Care children enjoy swimming at Heather Farm pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

continue to learn and grow, while still engaged in a social camp

LOCATION Multi-Use Room, Bancroft Elementary School

atmosphere! These Clever Creekers will enjoy exploring their

2200 Parish Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

creativity while making new friends. Each week includes special themed activities and adventures designed to delight kids and keep them excited to come back every afternoon. Each day our programming is planned in collaboration with local elementary

DROP OFF/PICK UP Campers are dropped off at Bancroft Elemen-

tary School in the morning. They are transported to Heather Farm Park each afternoon. Pick-up is always at Heather Farm Park.

school teachers, many of whom are counselors at our camps here

SWIM LESSONS Not enough hours in the day to do all the activi-

in Walnut Creek! A camp t-shirt is included with each registration.

ties you want to do with your camper this summer? Add swim

LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center in Heather Farm Park $137: 5 CLASSES

lessons to your day camper’s experience. Do you have a novice swimmer looking to gain knowledge in water safety and proper swimming strokes or an experienced swimmer looking for stroke refinement and endurance training? Let our experienced Walnut Creek Aquatics Swim Instructors take your child’s swimming ex-

SESSION 1: CSI: CAMP SCENE INVESTIGATION

Class 34940

Mon-Fri 1:30pm-4:00pm

6/19-6/23

SESSION 2: JURASSIC CAMP

Class 34941

Mon-Fri 1:30pm-4:00pm

Mon-Fri 1:30pm-4:00pm

Mon-Fri 1:30pm-4:00pm

7/10-7/14

7/17-7/21

SESSION 5: BLAST OFF! INTO SPACE

Class 34944

Mon-Fri 1:30pm-4:00pm

7/24-7/28

SESSION 6: ABRACADABRA!

Class 34945

Mon-Fri 1:30pm-4:00pm

the afternoon of recreational swimming. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)

SESSION 4: DEEP BLUE SEA

Class 34943

lesson participants to Clarke Swim Center 3 days a week after lunch. Campers will enjoy a 30 minute group swim lesson before

6/26-6/30

SESSION 3: BUSTIN MYTHS

Class 34942

perience to the next level. Camp counselors will accompany swim

7/31-8/4

Fees* Before 4/2

After 4/2

Regular Care

9:00am-4:30pm

$307/session $337/session

Extended Care

7:00am-6:00pm

$336/session $370/session

Half Day Care

9:00am-1:00pm

$167/session $167/session

Swim Lesson Add-On 12:25pm-12:55pm

$30/session (3 lessons)

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Youth camps All registrants will receive an information letter in the mail. Please

Week 6 – Super Heroes Week

fill out the emergency forms and return them prior to the first day

Trip:

of camp. Emergency forms can also be downloaded at:

Special Event:

www.WalnutCreekRec.org

Class 34988

Extended Care

Some Field Trips may not allow outside food into their facilities.

Class 34989

Regular Care

Class 34999

Half day

Class 35058

Swim Lessons Add-on

On these days, you are expected to provide your child with money for lunch. Amount varies depending on the facility, and will be

7/24-7/28

Discovery Kingdom Super Power Boot Camp

detailed in Weekly Flyers. Week 1 – Through the Decades Week 6/19-6/23 Trip:

Boomers & a Movie

Special Event:

Camp Carnival

Class 34978

Extended Care

Class 34979

Regular Care

Class 34994

Half day

Class 35053

Swim Lessons Add-on

Week 2 – Wacky Week Trip:

6/26-6/30

Great America Wild‘n Messy Sloppy

Class 34980

Extended Care

Class 34981

Regular Care

Class 34995

Half day

Class 35054

Swim Lessons Add-on

NO CLASS 7/4 Trip:

Oakland Zoo & Tilden Park

Special Event:

Camp vs. Wild Scavenger Hunt

Class 34990

Extended Care

Class 34991

Regular Care

Class 35000

Half day

Class 35059

Swim Lessons Add-on

Week 8 – Fantasy Week Trip:

Camp Talent Show Extended Care

Class 34993

Regular Care

Class 35001

Half day

Class 35060

Swim Lessons Add-on

AG ES 6 - 1 3

Week 9 - Bowling Camp

**$25.00 off for 4-day week Extended Care

Trip:

Class 34983

Regular Care

Special Event:

Sports Day & Games2U

Class 34996

Half day

Class 35034

Extended Care

Class 35055

Swim Lessons Add-on (pro-rated for short

Class 35035

Regular Care

Class 35052

Half day

Class 35061

Swim Lessons Add-on

Trip:

8/14-8/18

With Walnut Creek Sports Camp

Bowling & Games2U

Class 34982

Week 4 – Spy Week

8/7-8/11

Discovery Kingdom

Class 34992

7/3 -7/7

week)

7/10-7/14

Rockin’ Jump & a Movie

California Academy of Sciences

Special Event:

The Mystery of Heather Farm Park

Class 34984

Extended Care

Class 34985

Regular Care

Class 34997

Half day

Class 35056

Swim Lessons Add-on

Week 5 – Space Cowboys Week Trip: Waterworld

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Trip:

Special Event:

Special Event:

Week 3 – Rock and Roll Week

Week 7 – Safari & Ancient Times Week 7/31-8/4

Special Event:

Intergalactic Olympics

Class 34986

Extended Care

Class 34987

Regular Care

Class 34998

Half day

Class 35057

Swim Lessons Add-on

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PAYMENT PLANS:

7/17-7/21

Payment plans available for campers registered in three or more full-day camp sessions. Half-day sessions or swim lessons not eligible for family discount or payment plans. Call (925) 943-5858 for more information. Family Discount:

$10 for each additional child enrolled in the same full day camp sessions.


Youth camps LOCATION Foothill Middle School

AG ES 8 - 1 3

2775 Cedro Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Walnut Creek Sports Camp Our recreational athletic camp program consists of 8 sessions

DROP OFF/PICK UP Campers are dropped off at the Creek Youth

with your choice of two different sports for each of the sessions

Center in the morning. They are transported to Heather Farm Park

and a 9th session offering bowling. Our camp is specifically

each afternoon. Pick up is always at Heather Farm Park.

designed to teach and develop training skills, basic individual

Fees* Before 4/2

skills, sportsmanship, team strategies and concepts as well as

Regular Care

9:00am-4:30pm

building confidence and self-discipline. Focus is also on having fun

$307/session $337/session

Extended Care

7:00am-6:00pm

$336/session $370/session

and enjoyment of the sport. A camp T-shirt is included with each registration. Must be 8 years old at the start of the session. Each week features a themed special event on Tuesdays. Children enjoy all-day excursions on Thursdays (dates and locations are subject to change). Half Day Care children will get to enjoy the

After 4/2

Half Day Care 9:00am-1:00pm

$167/session $167/session

Field Trips on Thursdays. Pickup will be at the Regular Care time.

All registrants will receive an information letter in the mail. Please

Regular and Extended Care children enjoy swimming at Heather

fill out the emergency forms and return them prior to the first day

Farm pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

of camp. Emergency forms can also be downloaded at: www.WalnutCreekRec.org Some Field Trips may not allow outside food into their facilities. On these days, you are expected to provide your child with money for lunch. Amount varies depending on the facility, and will be detailed in Weekly Flyers.

Week 1

6/19-6/23

Week 4

Trip: Special Event: Class 35002 Class 35003 Class 35037 Class 35004 Class 35005 Class 35036

Boomers & a Movie Camp Carnival Tennis Extended Tennis Regular Tennis Half Day Golf Extended Golf Regular Golf Half Day

Trip: California Academy of Sciences Special Event: The Mystery of Heather Farm Park Class 35014 Soccer Extended Class 35015 Soccer Regular Class 35042 Soccer Half Day Class 35016 Multisport Extended Class 35017 Multisport Regular Class 35043 Multisport Half Day

Week 2

6/26 6/30

Trip: Oakland Zoo & Tilden Park Special Event: Camp vs. Wild Scavenger Hunt Class 35026 Soccer Extended Class 35027 Soccer Regular Class 35048 Soccer Half Day Class 35028 Basketball Extended Class 35029 Basketball Regular Class 35049 Basketball Half Day

Trip: Special Event: Class 35006 Class 35007 Class 35038 Class 35008 Class 35009 Class 35039

Great America Wild‘n Messy Sloppy Basketball Extended Basketball Regular Basketball Half Day Multisport Extended Multisport Regular Multisport Half Day

Week 5

Week 8

Week 3

7/3-7/7

NO CAMP 7/4 Trip: Class 35010 Class 35011 Class 35040 Class 35012 Class 35013 Class 35041

**$25.00 off for 4-day week Bowling & Games 2U Flag Football Extended Flag Football Regular Flag Football Half Day Volleyball Extended Volleyball Regular Volleyball Half Day

7/10-7/14

7/17-7/21

Week 7

7/31-8/4

8/7-8/11

Wed. Trip: A’s game vs. Rays Special Event: Intergalactic Olympics Class 35018 Baseball Extended Class 35019 Baseball Regular Class 35044 Baseball Half Day Class 35020 Tennis Extended Class 35021 Tennis Regular Class 35045 Tennis Half Day

Trip: Discovery Kingdom Special Event: Camp Talent Show Class 35030 Golf Extended Class 35031 Golf Regular Class 35050 Golf Half Day Class 35032 Multisport Extended Class 35033 Multisport Regular Class 35051 Multisport Half Day

Week 6

Week 9

7/24-7/28

Trip: Discovery Kingdom Special Event: Super Power Boot Camp Class 35022 Volleyball Extended Class 35023 Volleyball Regular Class 35046 Volleyball Half Day Class 35024 Multisport Extended Class 35025 Multisport Regular Class 35047 Multisport Half Day

8/14-8/18

Trip: Rockin’ Jump & a Movie Special Event: Sports Day & Games2U Class 35034 Bowling Extended Class 35035 Bowling Regular Class 35052 Bowling Half Day

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Youth camps Fees* Before 4/1

AG ES 5 - 1 4

Camp Community Arts

Morning Care

Infuse your child’s summer with the arts! Camp Community Arts (formerly Arts, Adventures and Academics) offers creative arts experiences and outdoor adventures for students ages 5-14. Campers take classes in a range of mediums including visual arts (painting, drawing, clay, printmaking), fiber arts, glass, digital media, and performing arts (theater, dance, music and voice) as well as go on field trips, and have fun outdoors. Every day is fast-paced

7:30am-9:00am

After 4/1

$75

$75

Half Day care

9:00am-12:30pm

$300

$330

Full Day care

9:00am-4:00pm

$600

$660

After Care

4:00pm-6:00pm

$100

$100

*Camp 2 is only 9 days. Discounted Pricing: Morning Care $68; Half Day $270/$297 after 4/1; Full Day $540/$594 after 4/1; After Care $90

and full of activities. Your child will choose a track to focus on (e.g.

Scholarships : Camp Community Arts is for everyone! Income-

dance, theater, visual arts), while also trying a variety of other art

based financial aid is available for community members of all ages

forms. You might start your morning in a stop motion animation

in partnership with Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation.

class, spend the afternoon swimming, or end the day with African

Please call (925) 943-5846 or visit www.communityarts.org for

drumming and dancing. All of your Camp Community Arts teach-

more information.

ers will be working artists who will give you lots of one-on-one

Payment Plans : For balances over $1000 we offer an option for

attention. We promise you’ll never get bored!

25% down and the balance due 7 days before the camp begins.

Camp Community Arts offers four, two-week camps that include

Please call 925-943-5846 to take advantage of this plan.

half-day and full-day options. Morning Care and Afternoon Care is

Please make sure to fill out your Waiver & Release and Rules of

available for all four camps. Full day campers will have a deeper experience in their selected arts option plus “open studio” time to create and explore. Full day campers will also participate in recreation activities including swimming at Clarke Memorial Swim

Conduct forms (a link to the forms will be in the confirmation text of the email receipt). These forms can also be found on our website www.communityarts.org under Camp Community Arts.

Center (once a week), attending an arts field trip (once per camp) MORNING CARE & AFTER CARE FOR ALL CAMPS

and joining an afternoon with Walnut Creek Day Camps (once per

camp). All camps will end with a celebration of work on the final Friday of camp - parents will be invited to attend to see what Summer Camp Community Arts is all about! SUMMER CAMP DATES AND LOCATIONS

Camp 1  June 19 - June 30

The Seven Hills School

Camp 2  July 3 - July 14*

The Seven Hills School

Camp 3  July 17 - July 28

The Seven Hills School

Camp 4  July 31 - August 11

Shadelands Art Center

Morning Care

Camp 1: 6/19-6/30 Camp 2: 7/3-7/14 (no camp 7/4) Camp 3: 7/17-7/28 Camp 4: 7/31-8/11

34696 34697 34698 34699

After Care 34700 34701 34702 34703

A G E S 5 – 7 ( K indergarten – 2 nd G rade )

Camp 1: 6/19–6/30 Half-day Full-day Dance Theater Visual Arts

34707 34704 34708 34705 34709 34706

The Seven Hills School is located at 975 N. San Carlos Drive in Walnut Creek, CA. Shadelands Art Center is located at 111 N. Wiget Lane in Walnut Creek, CA.

Camp 2: 7/3–7/14 (no camp 7/4) Half-day Full-day Dance Theater Visual Arts

34713 34710 34714 34711 34715 34712

Camp 3: 7/17–7/28 Half-day Full-day Dance Theater Visual Arts

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Camp 4: 7/31–8/11

At Camp 4, campers will participate in an assortment of arts classes throughout their camp experience. 

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Youth camps A G E S 8 - 1 0 ( 3 rd – 5 th G rade )

Camp 1: 6/19–6/30 Half-day Full-day Dance Theater Visual Arts

34727 34724 34728 34725 34729 34726

Camp 2: 7/3–7/14 (no camp 7/4) Half-day Full-day Dance Theater Visual Arts

34733 34730 34734 34731 34735 34732

Camp 3: 7/17–7/28 Half-day Full-day Dance Theater Visual Arts

34739 34736 34740 34737 34741 34738

Camp 4: 7/31–8/11 At Camp 4, campers will participate in an assortment of arts classes throughout their camp experience.  Half-day Full-day All Campers

34743 34742

A G E S 1 1 - 1 4 ( 6 th – 8 th G rade )

Camp 1: 6/19–6/30 Half-day Full-day Dance Theater Visual Arts

34747 34744 34748 34745 34749 34746

Camp 2: 7/3–7/14 (no camp 7/4) Half-day Full-day Dance Theater Visual Arts

34753 34750 34754 34751 34755 34752

Camp 3: 7/17–7/28 Half-day Full-day Dance Theater Visual Arts

34759 34756 34760 34757 34761 34758

Digital Media & Photography camps AG ES 1 4 - 1 8

Japanese Exchange: Photography Workshop Join us for a week-long photography camp with high school

Camp 4: 7/31–8/11

exchange students from Walnut Creek’s sister city in Japan! This

At Camp 4, campers will participate in an assortment of arts classes throughout their camp experience. 

is a great opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange with

Half-day Full-day

of photography. Students will learn the basic operations of a

All Campers

DSLR camera: lighting, composition, and content with two off-site

34763 34762

peers from across the globe while exploring the visual language

photo shoots in the East Bay to put their new skills to work. This workshop is open to high school students; all levels welcome. Scholarships are available to students who qualify. INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston LOCATION  Annex A, Shadelands Art Center for more camp community arts information, visit communityarts.org

$178: 5 classes

Class 36688

Mon-Fri 10:00am-2:00pm

8/14-8/18

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Youth camps

Specialized recreation

A ges 5 - 2 1

Specialized Recreation Summer Camp Week 4

Specialized Recreation Summer Camp

$260

Class 35469

Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

7/17-7/20

This summer camp is carefully designed for children, teens and young adults who have special needs. Our professionally trained

Specialized Recreation Summer Camp Week 5

staff creates a loving and nurturing environment. Emphasis is

$260

placed on social interaction, recreational and educational activities

Class 35470

and community involvement. Campers experience a fun-filled day camp with crafts, games, nature study, music, sports, drama and swimming. Activities for teens and young adults help to develop independent living skills such as shopping, cooking, social skills and environmental education. SERVICES OF A PERSONAL NATURE : The Camp does not provide

assistance in eating and toileting. Due to the format of the camp we are unable to provide 1-to-1 care. If camper is bringing an aide, please call 925-943-5852. All aides must be registered and fingerprinted.

Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

7/24-7/27

Specialized Recreation Summer Camp Week 6 $260

Class 35471

Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

7/31-8/3

Specialized Recreation Summer Camp Week 7 $260

Class 35472

Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

8/7-8/10

Special Trips

An emergency form is required for all participants and must be on file prior to the start of event. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Oakland Zoo $70

Class 35467

Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

7/7

Specialized Recreation Summer Camp Week 1 Cardboard Boat Races

$260

Class 35458

Mon-Thu 9:00am-3:00pm

6/26-6/29

$60

Class 35464

Fri

9:00am-10:00am

7/21

Specialized Recreation Summer Camp Week 2 Kayaking at Sausalito

$196

Class 35459

Mon, Wed-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

7/3-7/6

$90

Class 35465 Specialized Recreation Summer Camp Week 3 $260

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7/10-7/13

Fri

9:00am-10:00am

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Youth camps

Food & Cooking camps

Personal Enrichment camps AG ES 4 -7

AG ES 4 - 1 0

NEW | Kids Cooking-Greek Dinner Cooking Camp

NEW | French Art and Culture: Learn French With Matisse

Learn hands on in 5 days how to make Greek Dinner. Menu: Greek

‘French Art and Culture’ is an art camp that introduces campers

salad, Braided rolls, K- bobs, rice pilaf, Moussaka, Greek string

to the French language and culture in a fun artistic manner. While

beans and spinach pie, Triopetes (cheese puffs), Keftethes (meat

creating their own Matisse inspired collages, portraits, landscapes

balls) and for dessert Crema Me Phyllo (Custard rolls). Learn how

and still lifes, the campers will learn the names of shapes, colors,

to make a shopping list, weigh and measure ingredients, and use

numbers and some basic French conversation skills. We will

all the kitchen tools safely. We will eat our delicious creations!

dance, sing and listen to classic French stories and songs. Our

Have fun and make new friends, all while you learn to make what

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

Greek children eat.

INSTRUCTOR : Ushine, Ghenwa Serhan

INSTRUCTOR : Chef Lynda Rexroat and staff

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$183: 4 classes

$268: 5 classes

Class 35111

Class 34814

$17 supply fee due at first class

Mon-Fri 1:30pm-3:00pm

7/10-7/14 ages

Mon-Fri 4:00pm-5:30pm

7/10-7/14 ages

4-5 Class 34815 6-10

$10 supply fee due at first class

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

6/19-6/22

AG ES 5 -7

NEW | Create-a-Book Camp The art of bookmaking and illustrating books will be the focus of this week. While creating books of different types, students will

AG ES 6 - 9

infuse their stories with descriptive language, creating vibrant

What’s Cooking, Kids?

pictures in the reader’s mind.

Put on your apron and roll up your sleeves to find out What’s Cooking! Students learn how to create delicious finger foods and easy-as-pie dishes that they will enjoy making and EATING! Learn how to properly measure; using gallons, cups, half-cups, teaspoons and tablespoons, along with other measuring tools.

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Writing Center LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $260: 5 classes

Class 35398

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

8/14-8/18

Basic instruction on reading a recipe will also be covered. Each participant will be loaned an apron, given a chef’s hat, photos and recipes from the week to create a memory book.

NEW | C’est Quoi L’Art? What is Art French Camp

INSTRUCTOR : Josephine Evonc LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $199: 5 classes

AG ES 5 - 1 0

$15 supply fee due at first class

‘C’est Quoi l’art?’ camp inspires kids to learn about various forms of art and helps them develop creative expression in a fun and

Class 35413

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

6/26-6/30

educational environment. Areas covered include the color theory

Class 35414

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/26-6/30

and mixing, composition, and different styles of art. Each day offers a unique set of activities such as fine art projects inspired by Famous French artists like Cezanne, Monet, Degas and Matisse as well as basic French conversation skills. INSTRUCTOR : Ushine, Ghenwa Serhan LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Follow us on Twitter

$163: 4 classes

@CommunityArtsWC

Class 35112

@WalnutCreekRec

$10 supply fee due at first class

Mon-Thu 2:00pm-4:00pm

6/19-6/22

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Youth camps AG ES 6 - 1 2

Chess Camp This camp is a great opportunity to learn how to play chess, or to continue chess education. Camp includes chess instruction, tournament games, and outdoor activities. All equipment is provided. Lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow way and are offered to all levels: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. All participants will receive trophies at the end of camp. INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $198: 5 classes

Class 34654

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/19-6/23

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $198: 5 classes

Class 34655

7/10-7/14

AG ES 9 - 1 2

AG ES 5 - 1 2

Kids’ Carpentry Camp

Narrative Essay Writing Camp

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and

Students will learn to write the narrative essay, which focuses on

applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere. The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while boys and girls, Kindergarten -entering 7th grade, work together on boats, bird feeders, doll furniture, games, clocks and more. Tools

developing a student’s ability to write in the first person and to follow a linear narrative structure. Students will write three- to five- paragraph essays, which is the structure favored by school teachers. They also will learn how to plan and outline their essays

and wood are provided. Participants must be at least entering

properly before writing, as well as how to revise their essays.

kindergarten in the fall. Our motto is: Building confidence and

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Writing Center

teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment.

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

INSTRUCTOR : Director Michael Glass and his wife Jeab

$260: 5 classes

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 35399

$118: 4 classes

Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:00am

6/12-6/15

Class 34623

Mon-Thu 11:00am-12:30pm

6/12-6/15

Class 34624

Mon-Thu 12:30pm-2:00pm

6/12-6/15

Class 34625

Mon-Fri 9:30am-11:00am

7/3-7/7

Mon-Fri 11:00am-12:30pm

7/3-7/7

Class 34626

8/14-8/18

AG ES 9 - 1 2

Story Writing Camp The elements of story writing will be the focus during this session. Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. They will progress into genre writing and learn how each genre has its own set of particular rules that drive character

No class 7/4

Class 34627

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

$40 supply fee due at first class

Class 34622

No class 7/4

Mon-Fri 12:30pm-2:00pm

7/3-7/7

Class 34628

Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:00am

7/24-7/27

Class 34629

Mon-Thu 11:00am-12:30pm

7/24-7/27

Class 34630

Mon-Thu 12:30pm-2:00pm

7/24-7/27

Class 34631

Mon-Thu 9:30am-11:00am

8/14-8/17

Class 34632

Mon-Thu 11:00am-12:30pm

8/14-8/17

Class 34633

Mon-Thu 12:30pm-2:00pm

8/14-8/17

No class 7/4

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creation, setting, and plot. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Writing Center LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $260: 5 classes

Class 35397

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

6/19-6/23


Youth camps

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math camps

AG ES 5 - 6

Jedi Engineering using LEGO® The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

AG ES 5 - 6

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

NEW | Intro to STEM using LEGO®, Summer 1

$222: 5 classes

Class 35401

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

6/26-6/30

Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore

AG ES 5 - 1 1

Little Medical School

the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system

Little Medical School, designed and developed by board certified

with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. There is

physicians, engages students with medical based hands-on

no prerequisite for this course.

demonstrations, crafts, songs and games. The interactive activities and games will grasp every student’s curiosity as they explore the

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

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

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

medicine.

$134: 3 classes

Class 35405

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

7/5-7/7

INSTRUCTOR : Little Med School LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $253: 5 classes

AG ES 5 - 6

NEW | Intro to STEM with LEGO®, Summer 2 Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as Motorcycles, Castles,

Class 35128

$25 supply fee due at first class

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

7/10-7/14

AG ES 6 - 1 2

NEW | ALOHA Mind Math

Airplanes, and Monorails. Then use special pieces to create your

Kids find learning math on the abacus fun! This ancient form

own unique design! New and returning students can explore the

of visual and kinesthetic math builds on a child’s natural

endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with

inquisitiveness and imagination, teaching children number

the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. There is no

systems, concepts and most importantly...number sense. Aloha

prerequisite for this course.

Mind Math uses the abacus to build a solid foundation allowing students to perform calculations in their mind! Students exposed

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

to visual math understand that math is really a way of thinking,

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

broadening their understanding of math and realizing that they too

$222: 5 classes

Class 35407

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

can be math super-stars. 7/17-7/21

INSTRUCTOR : Aloha Mind Math LOCATION   Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $248:  5 classes

Class 36649

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

6/12-6/16

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Youth camps AG ES 6 - 8

AG ES 6 - 1 2

Robotics using LEGO® WeDo

NEW | Fun with Programming

Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using

Have fun learning how to write computer programs! Explore

the LEGO® WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple

designing simple games and writing code to have Minecraft do

engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work

fun and useful things! Students will learn the fundamentals of

in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion

computer programming using the versatile language, Python, and

sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts

will be able to immediately see the results of their code. Students

for our more advanced Robotics programs.

will gain an appreciation for programming and see how easy it is to learn. They will learn how to break down and analyze problems

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

as they debug their code. All equipment provided.

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

INSTRUCTOR : Fun with Academics

$258: 5 classes

Class 35403

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

7/31-8/4

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $298: 5 classes

Class 35409

AG ES 6 - 9

My First Video Game Younger Game Developers work with an in class partner to conceive, design and build their own original 2D ‘bouncy ball’

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

8/7-8/11

AG ES 6 - 1 2

NEW | Fun with Science and Engineering

computer game. Very basic design and coding techniques will be

Have fun building hands-on projects and performing science

introduced and students will complete fun activities like creating

experiments! Students will engage in projects such as a Buzzy

characters and making them bounce around the game screen!

Robo-Bug, Hovercraft, or Hydraulic Arm. They will run lab

*Two kids per laptop.  

experiments such as The Frozen Lab, The Puffy Paint Lab or The Silly Senses Lab. Students have a fun experience, while increasing

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION   Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $182:  5 classes

Class 35477

their exposure to STEM. Students will gain a better understanding for how the way things around them work and behave, and will learn how to break down and analyze problems.

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

7/17-7/21

INSTRUCTOR : Fun with Academics LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

AG ES 6 - 1 2

NEW | Budding Biologists-Summer Extravaganza This camp showcases a wide spectrum of animals (beetles, annelids, crustaceans, fish, and mollusks) and is designed for children who are fascinated with animal biology. We’ll examine, name parts, and study the life cycle and habitat of different

$298: 5 classes

Class 35410

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

AG ES 6 - 1 2

NEW | Science Beginnings-Physics Fun, Chemistry Fizz

animals including mealworms, crickets, earthworms, lady bugs,

This camp explores important scientific concepts through fun and

and hermit crabs. In addition, we explore marine biology with blue

stimulating experiments. Students take home projects and detailed

crabs, squid, fish, and mussels. The camp culminates with several

worksheets. Learn Boyle’s law of air pressure with a potato gun

dissections! Take home meal worms, crickets, and ladybugs.

launcher. Make elephant toothpaste and learn about catalysts. Dive into buoyancy and density. Find out the ‘magic’ in levitation.

INSTRUCTOR : Science Beginnings LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $147: 5 classes

Class 35395

Explore the fizz in dry ice, get familiar with Newton’s laws and conduct many more experiments.

$10 supply fee due at first class

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-3:00pm

8/7-8/11

INSTRUCTOR : Science Beginnings LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $218: 5 classes

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$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 34835

Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm

6/26-6/30

Class 35394

Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm

8/7-8/11


Youth camps A G E S 7- 1 0

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO® The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO X-Wings, AT-ATwalkers, Pod Racers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $222: 5 classes

Class 35402

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/26-6/30

A G E S 7- 1 0

NEW | STEM Challenge with LEGO®, Summer 1 Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.

A G E S 7- 1 2

NEW | Science Beginnings-Career Explorations in STEM Every day of the camp explores different concepts of physics in imaginative inquiry. Build structures and bridges with K’nex as campers understand structural design. Make simple machines such as wheels, axles, pulleys, and inclined planes. Fun team

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

building activities in math and geometry with 2D and 3D shapes.

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Also, explore the careers of astronauts, geologists, architects, and paleontologists. Make a rover with K’nex, examine rocks, geodes,

$134: 3 classes

Class 35406

Wed-Fri 1:00pm-3:59pm

7/5-7/7

build fossils, explore polyhedrons, architecture, and geometry! INSTRUCTOR : Science Beginnings LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

A G E S 7- 1 0

NEW | STEM Challenge with LEGO®, Summer 2 Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO®! Apply real world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Belt-Drive Cars, Truss Bridges, Rail Racers, and Pneumatic Forklifts! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There is no prerequisite for this course.

$228: 5 classes

Class 35396

$10 supply fee due at first class

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/26-6/30

AG ES 8 - 1 3

NEW | 3D Printing Basics This course will teach you the basics of 3D modeling and printing, converting images to 3D models, and critical basic concepts in computer aided design (CAD). Working in teams of two, participants will uncover the core processes behind 3D printing

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

and reveal one of the most powerful capabilities of the 3D printing

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

revolution-that it’s accessible to anyone. Printing will be completed at the end of the course through Sculpteo.

$222: 5 classes

Class 35408

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

7/17-7/21

INSTRUCTOR : Silicon Valley 4 U LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $203: 5 classes

Class 35411

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

7/10-7/14

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Youth camps AG ES 5 -7

NEW | Junior Engineering of Food Where does our food come from? How is it made? These questions and more are all explored inside Kelvin’s Kitchen. Step into our bakery and investigate the engineering behind many of the sweet treats that we all enjoy while working as chemical engineers, industrial engineers, and even environmental engineers. Join us for some truly delicious discoveries! INSTRUCTOR : Engineering For Kids LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $256: 5 classes

Class 35437

$30 Supply fee due at first class

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/19-6/23

AG ES 5 -7

NEW | Junior Scratch Programming and Junior Engineering of Food Save over $50 and attend camp all day! Lunch is supervised, campers bring their own lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Engineering For Kids LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Engineering For Kids Camps

$456: 5 classes $60 Supply fee due at first class for both camps

We put the excitement in S.T.E.M. education by offering age ap-

Class 35438

Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:00pm

6/19-6/23

propriate, inquiry based, hands-on-learning for children through FUN activities. We offer the most comprehensive Engineering Enrichment Program! Engineering for Kids camps offer morning or afternoon camps. Lunch is supervised. Campers bring their own lunch. Sign up for all day and save over $50.

AG ES 8 - 1 2

NEW | Electrical Engineering: Electrified Use the engineering design process to design, create, test, and refine basic electronics and circuits. Students experiment with Snap CircuitsÂŽ to discover the capabilities of major electronic

AG ES 5 -7

NEW | Junior Scratch Programming: Space Pioneers

components. In addition, students build their own flashlights and explore the world of magnetic energy by building their own magnetic levitation vehicle.

Embark on a fun journey to space with Scratch Programming!

INSTRUCTOR : Engineering For Kids

Send an astronaut to the moon and defend your moon base from

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

space rocks. Learn how to use Scratch to create and program sprites, backdrops and basic scripts. Create a new videogame each day, leave with evidence of your wild space adventure, and be inspired to explore the universe of programming as a Space

$256: 5 classes $30 Supply fee due at first class

Class 35444

Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm

7/24-7/28

Pioneer. INSTRUCTOR : Engineering For Kids LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $256: 5 classes

Class 35436

$30 Supply fee due at first class

Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm

6/19-6/23

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Youth camps AG ES 8 - 1 2

NEW | Hardware Engineering Imagine designing a piano using celery or a creating a custom digital training program. Now, envision playing video games using just your body, a bit of wire and your own imagination. In our hardware engineering program, students engineer their own customized video game controllers using a MakeyMakey circuit board and materials that can be found in just about anywhere. Through application of circuitry, acoustical engineering and video game design, students discover new ways to interact with technology, all while creating unique designs in a fun collaborative environment. INSTRUCTOR : Engineering For Kids LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $256: 5 classes

Class 35445

$30 Supply fee due at first class

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

7/24-7/28

AG ES 8 - 1 2

NEW | Electrical Engineering and Hardware Engineering Save over $50 and attend camp all day! Lunch is supervised, campers bring their own lunch. AG ES 8 - 1 2

INSTRUCTOR : Engineering For Kids LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

NEW | Minecraft Creations: 3D Printing

$456: 5 classes $60 Supply fee due at first class for both camps

3D printing and Minecraft both represent boundless opportunity

Class 35446

basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD,

Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:00pm

7/24-7/28

for creating even our wildest of ideas! Students will explore the to bring their most awesome Minecraft creation to life! Students will take their design out of the world of Minecraft and learn how

AG ES 8 - 1 2

NEW | Minecraft: Virtual Traveling into the Future Using a laptop and through application of engineering principles, students solve numerous challenges as they make their virtual

to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D. INSTRUCTOR : Engineering For Kids LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

world of Minecraft a safe place for humanity once again. Join us

$256: 5 classes

in an apocalyptic future, one where the earth has been ravaged

Class 35448

$40 Supply fee due at first class

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

7/31-8/4

by a series of natural disasters. Each day, students rely on the engineering design process to solve a series of challenges such as building a city on a series of islands, escaping from a bunker on Mt. Everest, and even building a rocket to land on the moon! INSTRUCTOR : Engineering For Kids LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $256: 5 classes

Class 35447

$30 Supply fee due at first class

Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm

7/31-8/4

AG ES 8 - 1 2

NEW | Minecraft: Virtual Travel and Minecraft: 3D Printing Save over $50 and attend camp all day! Lunch is supervised, campers bring their own lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Engineering For Kids LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $456: 5 classes $65 Supply fee due at first class for both camps

Class 35449

Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:00pm

7/31-8/4

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Youth camps

Sports camps

AG ES 8 - 1 3

NEW | Coding 4 Kids Learn new skills and graduate to the next level of coding. This camp creates a strong foundation, making coding easy for kids. We hope to create young curious data scientists by the end of each course! Basic or advanced skills will be taught depending on the level of each student. Kids will be paired up to work in teams. Two kids per laptop.

AG ES 4 . 5 - 1 0

Kidz Love Soccer Camp Spend a week enjoying the world’s most popular sport in a fun, recreational environment. Learn and practice soccer skills including: dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. Play small

INSTRUCTOR : Silicon Valley 4 U

sided soccer matches to improve teamwork, tactics, and positional

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

play. Everyone is a winner as the week’s fun culminates in an age-

$203: 5 classes

appropriate ‘World Cup’ tournament. All campers receive a soccer

Class 35412

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

7/10-7/14

ball and KLS jersey. Come each day with a full water bottle and snack. All campers must wear shin guards. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

AG ES 9 - 1 4

NEW | Robotics using LEGO® EV3 Build and program robots using the new LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $155: 5 classes

Class 34690

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

6/19-6/23 ages 4 ½ -6

Class 34691

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

8/7-8/11

Class 34692

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

6/19-6/23 ages 7-8

Class 34693

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

8/7-8/11

ages 7-8

Class 34694

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

8/7-8/11

ages 9-10

ages 4 ½ -6

students work in an open-ended, investigative environment. A G E S 7- 1 2

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Skateboarding Camp

$258: 5 classes

Walnut Creek skatepark offers weeklong summer camps in

Class 35404

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

7/31-8/4

partnership with the Jordan Richter Skateboarding Academy! Campers will learn how to safely navigate the skate park, learn tricks, make new friends, and above all else have a blast!

AG ES 1 0 - 1 2

Participants will receive instruction based on their individual

Video Game Coding with PC: Platform Games Using Multimedia Fusion 2 software and PC computers, students

required. A skateboard purchased from a skateboard shop is also highly recommended.

will create a multi-level platform game. In this class, students

INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Richter Skateboarding Academy

will work with a partner and will create unique levels, characters

LOCATION Skate Park, Heather Farm Park

and an original plot line. Give your characters gravity and create

$199: 5 classes

interesting and original bad guys to challenge you through your game. Working with design, animation and programming tools, students will create a fun and engaging platform adventure. Two kids per laptop.

Class 34828

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

6/12-6/16

Class 34829

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

6/26-6/30

Class 34830

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

7/10-7/14

Class 34831

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

7/17-7/21

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

Class 34832

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

7/31-8/4

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 34833

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

8/7-8/11

$182: 5 classes

Class 35478

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abilities and skill levels. Helmet, elbow pads, and kneepads are

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Youth camps A G E S 7- 1 5

$189: 5 classes

Badminton, Table Tennis and Chess Camps

Badminton/Chess Combo CAMP Class 36355

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

6/26-6/30

All ability levels, ages 7-15 welcome. Beginning students will

Class 36378

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

7/10-7/14

learn stroke fundamentals, vocabulary and rules, while advanced

Class 36383

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

7/17-7/21

beginning and intermediate students will develop footwork, game

Class 36388

Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:30am

7/24-7/28

strategies, shot selection and specialty skills. Students will be

Class 36393

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-3:30pm

8/14-8/18

grouped by age and ability with a maximum 8:1 ratio of students

Class 36398

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-3:30pm

8/21-8/25

per instructor. Chess camp sessions integrates opening-, mid- and end-game approaches for beginners and intermediate level players. Please bring a badminton racquet and/or table tennis paddle, depending on the camp for which you registered. INSTRUCTOR : Lifetime Tennis Activities LOCATION Court 3, Tice Valley Gymnasium $125: 5 classes

Badminton CAMP

$189: 5 classes

Chess/Table Tennis Combo CAMP Class 36356

Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:00pm

6/26-6/30

Class 36379

Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:00pm

7/10-7/14

Class 36384

Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:00pm

7/17-7/21

Class 36389

Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:00pm

7/24-7/28

Class 36394

Mon-Fri 1:30pm-4:00pm

8/14-8/18

Class 36399

Mon-Fri 1:30pm-4:00pm

8/21-8/25

Class 36348

Mon-Fri 9:00am-10:30am

6/26-6/30

Class 36375

Mon-Fri 9:00am-10:30am

7/10-7/14

Class 36380

Mon-Fri 9:00am-10:30am

7/17-7/21

Class 36385

Mon-Fri 9:00am-10:30am

7/24-7/28

Golf Camp with Dave DeLong

Class 36390

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-2:30pm

8/14-8/18

Class 36395

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-2:30pm

8/21-8/25

Whether your child has never been on the course before or is an

A G E S 7- 1 6

advanced junior golfer, this camp is the right place to develop the skills necessary to become a better golfer while having fun. Your

$125: 5 classes

child will receive professional instruction from the basics of grip

Table Tennis CAMP

and stance to the finer points of swing mechanics while learning essential life skills in a supportive environment. All campers play

Class 36350

Mon-Fri 10:30am-12:00pm

6/26-6/30

27 holes on Boundary Oak’s championship golf course and enjoy

Class 36376

Mon-Fri 10:30am-12:00pm

7/10-7/14

a complimentary lunch on the final day. Student-to-Instructor ratio

Class 36381

Mon-Fri 10:30am-12:00pm

7/17-7/21

is 4:1.

Class 36386

Mon-Fri 10:30am-12:00pm

7/24-7/28

Class 36391

Mon-Fri 2:30pm-4:00pm

8/14-8/18

Class 36396

Mon-Fri 2:30pm-4:00pm

8/21-8/25

INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Golf, Dave DeLong LOCATION Pro Shop, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course $299: 4 classes

$225: 5 classes

Badminton/Table Tennis Combo CAMP

Class 34769

Tue-Fri

8:30am-1:30pm*

6/20-6/23

Class 34770

Tue-Fri

8:30am-1:30pm*

6/27-6/30

Class 34771

Tue-Fri

8:30am-1:30pm*

7/11-7/14

Class 36352

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

6/26-6/30

Class 34772

Tue-Fri

8:30am-1:30pm*

7/18-7/21

Class 36377

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

7/10-7/14

Class 34773

Tue-Fri

8:30am-1:30pm*

7/25-7/28

Class 36382

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

7/17-7/21

Class 34774

Tue-Fri

8:30am-1:30pm*

8/1-8/4

Class 36387

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

7/24-7/28

Class 34775

Tue-Fri

8:30am-1:30pm*

8/8-8/11

Class 36392

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

8/14-8/18

Class 34776

Tue-Fri

8:30am-1:30pm*

8/15-8/18

Class 36397

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

8/21-8/25

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Youth camps SKYHAWKS SPORTS CAMPS

AG ES 3 - 5

Skyhawks Sports provides sports programs where children

Skyhawks Tot Soccer

can discover and develop athletic skills and social values, such

Founded in 1979, Skyhawks is the #1 choice for parents looking to

as teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship. Our programs are designed to give each child a positive experience in sports fostering a thirst for an active, healthy lifestyle and love of the game.

introduce their children to the fundamentals of the world’s most popular sport. Using our progressive curriculum and modified equipment, participants learn Soccer fundamentals and social skills through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and

INSTRUCTOR FOR ALL SKYHAWKS CAMPS: Skyhawks Staff

developmental games. Our primary development objectives include dribbling, passing, shooting, ball control, balance, body movement, foot/eye coordination, self-esteem, teamwork, and

AG ES 3 - 5

sportsmanship! All participants receive a Skyhawks T-Shirt and

Skyhawks Tot Baseball

Award Medal.

Designed to give children a positive first step into America’s

LOCATION Field 3, Heather Farm Park

Pastime. Using our progressive curriculum and modified

$87: 5 classes

equipment, participants learn Baseball fundamentals and social skills through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and

Class 35423

Mon-Fri 10:00am-10:45am

6/26-6/30

developmental games. Our primary development objectives include throwing, catching, hitting, base-running, balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, self-esteem, teamwork, and sportsmanship! All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and Award Medal.

Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Camp This ultimate multi-sport camp combines baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, and track & field; allowing young athletes to develop a

LOCATION Field 3, Heather Farm Park

passion for a variety of sports in one fun-filled setting. Participants explore balance, body movement, coordination, self-esteem,

$87: 5 classes

Class 35421

AG ES 4 - 6

Mon-Fri 11:00am-11:45am

6/26-6/30

teamwork, sportsmanship, and sport specific skill development in a structured environment with lots of encouragement! All participants receive a Skyhawks Soccer Ball, T-Shirt, and Award

AG ES 3 - 5

Medal.

Skyhawks Tot Basketball

LOCATION Field 3, Heather Farm Park

Skyhawks Tot Basketball was designed to give children a positive first step to the exciting game of Basketball. Using our progressive curriculum and modified equipment, participants learn Basketball fundamentals and social skills through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and developmental games. Our primary

$199: 5 classes

Class 35415

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

6/12-6/16

Class 35416

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

7/17-7/21

Class 35417

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

7/31-8/4

development objectives include dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, self-esteem, teamwork, and sportsmanship! All participants receive a Skyhawks T-Shirt and Award Medal.

AG ES 6 - 8

Skyhawks Baseball Camp Learn the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting,

LOCATION Field 3, Heather Farm Park

and base running in a fun, safe and positive environment. Athletes

$87: 5 classes

learn new baseball skills along with the essential rules, strategies

Class 35422

Mon-Fri 9:00am-9:45am

6/26-6/30

and etiquette of America’s past-time. All participants receive a Skyhawks Baseball, T-Shirt, and Award Medal. LOCATION Field 3, Heather Farm Park $199: 5 classes

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

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Youth camps

AG ES 6 - 8

AG ES 6 - 8

Skyhawks Basketball Camp This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to

Skyhawks Multi-Sport: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

intermediate players looking to take the next step in basketball.

This multi-sport camp combines soccer, softball, and volleyball

Our age-appropriate drills and games teach young athletes skill

into one action packed week. Through interactive drills and games,

development in addition to vital life lessons including leadership,

participants learn the essential skills, rules, strategies, play-calls

teamwork, and sportsmanship. All participants receive a Skyhawks

and etiquette of each sport in a safe and positive environment.

Basketball, T-Shirt, and Award Medal.

Your child will leave with new skills, new friends, and a new love for sports! All participants receive a Skyhawks Soccer Ball, T-Shirt,

LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

and Award Medal.

$199: 5 classes

Class 35426

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/19-6/23

LOCATION Field 3, Heather Farm Park $199: 5 classes

Class 35430

LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

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

6/26-6/30

$199: 5 classes

Class 35427

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

8/14-8/18

AG ES 6 - 8

Skyhawks Summer Camp Olympics This action-packed summer camp combines all your favorite

AG ES 6 - 8

Skyhawk Multi-Sport: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Skyhawks Games into one fun-filled week. Participants will learn

This multi-sport camp combines baseball, basketball, and soccer

adding just the right amount of friendly competition, this program

into one action packed week. Through interactive drills and games,

teaches boys and girls teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership,

participants learn the essential skills, rules, strategies, play-calls

and strategy. Bring your friends or come make new ones. All

and etiquette of each sport in a safe and positive environment.

participants receive a Skyhawks Water Bottle, T-Shirt, and Award

Your child will leave with new skills, new friends, and a new love

Medal.

for sports! All participants receive a Skyhawks Soccer Ball, T-Shirt, and Award Medal.

LOCATION Field 3, Heather Farm Park

Class 35425

$199: 5 classes

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

Kickball, Dodgeball, Capture the Flag, Tag, and Relay Races. By

$199: 5 classes

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Class 35424

and play fun Skyhawks variations of Soccer, Baseball, Football,

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

6/12-6/16

7/17-7/21

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ADULT

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

A D U LT

Ceramics Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Ceramics (Beg/Int) INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade $168: 7 classes

Class 35541

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

6/19-7/31

No class 7/3 INSTRUCTOR : Takemi Tsuruta $182: 8 classes

Class 35544

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/19-8/7

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/21-8/9

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/23-8/11

$182: 8 classes

Class 35543 A D U LT

Wed

$182: 8 classes

Intro to Hand Building (Beg-Int) Hand building with clay will lead you into a world of your own uniquely created dishes, garden containers, vases and even wall

Class 35555

Fri

INSTRUCTOR : Kristin Landowski

pieces. Learn the basic techniques of pinch, coil and slab, and

$182: 8 classes

then start innovating. The possibilities are endless. Glazing, firing,

Class 35546

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/22-8/10

studio etiquette and ancillary materials will be covered in the classes.

Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

INSTRUCTOR : Kathleen Jensen LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$182: 8 classes

$203: 8 classes

Class 35545

Class 35619

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/22-8/10

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/19-8/7

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark $168: 7 classes

A D U LT

All About the Butter Workshop

Class 35542

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

Create three styles of hand built covered butter dishes and French butter dishes in this workshop. Make the mold for your dish in

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

class, learn how to make multiples with patterns and how to size

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton

for the interlocking French butter dish (or butter bell). Textures

$182: 8 classes

will be created in class, slab roller and extruder will be used. Basic knowledge of hand building needed. No wheel work will be covered.

9:00am-12:00pm

6/21-8/9

INSTRUCTOR: Takemi Tsuruta

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$182: 8 classes

$121: 2 classes

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Wed

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

INSTRUCTOR : Kathleen Jensen

Class 35627

Class 35547

Mon-Tues

9:00am-2:00pm

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Class 35556

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

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ADULT A D U LT

A D U LT

Clay Masks Workshop (Beg-Adv)

Glaze Application Workshop (Beg-Adv)

Learn realistic and fantastical concepts on mask making in clay;

Time to learn how to apply those cone 10 glazes! Learn the basic

hand-building will be emphasized. Bring your creative eye and

properties of glazes, clay geology and mineralogy; from there

explore texture, narratives, symbols and facial features. Students

the fun begins! By the end of the quarter, each student should

will also learn how to construct proper mechanics for wall

understand and know how to apply proper glaze applications

mounting and hanging options.

such as wax resist (pre-glazing), dipping, spraying, and layering glazes, using oxides, over glazes, and the nuances of when to

INSTRUCTOR : Christopher Fortin

let glaze dry. Bringing your own bisque ware will be encouraged

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

throughout the class.

$98: 2 classes

Class 35629

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

6/18-6/25

INSTRUCTOR : Takemi Tsuruta LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $76: 2 classes

A D U LT

Class 35630

Clay Totems Workshop Create your own personal totem that expresses your unique personality. Totems are 3-D self-portraits/stories in clay using a slab-handbuilding technique. Totems may include keepsakes,

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

7/2-7/9

A D U LT

Honing Your Skills

tactile beads and sculptural elements, such as carving and

Have you learned to center clay? Now learn to hone your skills

journalistic pieces that are all about you.

and refine your techniques. This workshop will increase your techniques and give you a solid foundation to throw the shapes

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

you want. Learn to center larger pieces of clay with individual

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

attention and focus on big clay techniques and putting two 4-8 lb.

$185: 3 classes

Class 35625

pieces together. Bring your own tools, water bucket, towels, heat

Mon-Wed 2:30pm-7:30pm

8/21-8/23

gun and/or propane torch to assemble thrown pieces. INSTRUCTOR : Takemi Tsuruta

A D U LT

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv)

$185: 3 classes

Class 35620

Mon-Wed 9:00am-2:00pm

8/21-8/23

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

A D U LT

Intro to Sculpture

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

More fully understand the process of working with clay and

Instructor’s bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated

constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

in the garden vessel portion of this class.

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface

$203: 8 classes

Class 35615

Thu

texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also 9:00am-12:00pm

6/22-8/10

addressed. No wheel work will be taught. INSTRUCTOR : Christopher Fortin LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $203: 7 classes

Class 35616

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

6/20-8/8

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

Class 35617 No class 7/4

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Adult A D U LT

Throwing Big Bowls Workshop (Int-Adv) This workshop is for anyone who wants to expand their wheel working abilities. We’ll cover using leverage rather than upper body strength. First, we will demonstrate throwing 50lbs. showing leveraging and other techniques. We will then throw together 5lbs. over each student’s comfort zone, pushing past many common repetitive throwing problems. We will also touch on throwing upside down as an option to increase pot size. Our second Sunday will include hands on reinforcement of new techniques, trimming large pots and completing the ‘upside down pot’. INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $76: 2 classes

A D U LT

Class 35631

Open Studio Ceramics Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

7/16-7/23

A D U LT

and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s

Throwing Big Pots in Parts Workshop (Int-Adv)

discretion. Studio is closed on all legal city holidays. Check current

Learn how to make a larger pot using thrown and hand-building

Open Studio hours posted in Studio. No instruction is provided.

techniques. This is a way to use modular thrown parts to make

Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools.

that large vase you always wanted in your backyard or front living

Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the

room window.

students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills

fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes.

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $76: 2 classes

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $155: Non-CAG Members $93: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 35540

INSTRUCTOR : Kristin Landowski

Class 35632

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

7/30-8/6

A D U LT

6/18-8/12

Wheel Thrown Vases Workshop

No open studio 7/4

Have you ever wanted to stretch your throwing skills? Now is the time to learn how to make medium to large vases. This workshop

A D U LT

Pottery Making for Raku Firing Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. Students will focus on hand-built and wheel-thrown forms and techniques

clay and a larger form, thrown in parts. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

that work well with the raku firing process; glaze demos on proper

$185: 3 classes

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

Class 36671

Students participate in firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable that students provide their own gloves and tongs. No registration permitted after second class. INSTRUCTOR : James Newton LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $216: 8 classes

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will show you how to make medium sized vases with one ball of

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

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6/23-8/11

Wed-Fri 9:00am-2:00pm

8/16-8/18


Adult

DANCE

A D U LT

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

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

Tahitian Dance & Drumming

Intermediate Tap, advanced moves such as Shim Sham, toe

This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas

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

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

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

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $111: 9 classes

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 35886

Thu

7:30pm-9:00pm

6/22-8/17

$73: 8 classes INSTRUCTOR : Cyndi Wright

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 35645

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

6/7-8/16

No class 6/21, 7/19, 8/2

$98: 9 classes

Class 35903

Tahitian I Women and Men (Beg) Class 35646

Tap (Beginning)

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/7-8/16

No class 6/21, 7/19, 8/2

Fri

5:30pm-6:30pm

6/23-8/18

Tap (Intermediate) $98: 9 classes

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* & (Adv)* Class 35647

Wed

8:30pm-10:00pm

Class 35904

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/23-8/18

6/7-8/16

No class 6/21, 7/19, 8/2

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*Registration per instructor’s approval only.

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

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

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

waltz, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will

$63: 6 classes

make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners

Tahitian Drumming/Music Class 35648

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome. 6/17-8/19

No class 7/1, 7/15, 7/22, 8/5

INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $99: 6 classes

Class 35855

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Mon

7:00pm-7:55pm

6/19-7/24

Jazz Dance and explore a variety of Jazz styles and music in this fun, upbeat class. Leap, turn and jump as we learn everything from Broadway Jazz to Jazz funk! Mixed levels welcome. Attire: jazz shoes, comfortable dance/workout clothes. INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $73: 6 classes

Class 35890

Mon

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/26-8/7

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Argentine Tango

Line Dance

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

The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with

most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world.

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

Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections

dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how

not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals,

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

technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement

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

awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most

introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and

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

experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review the classics. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of the

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

class. Open dance from 5:00-5:30pm; lessons begin at 5:30pm. INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti

$83: 8 classes

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

Argentine Tango (Beg) Class 35525

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/8-7/27

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int)

Argentine Tango (Int) Class 35526

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

6/8-7/27

Class 35534

Wed

5:00pm-7:00pm

6/14-7/19

Wed

5:00pm-7:00pm

7/26-8/23

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/14-7/19

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

7/26-8/23

No class 7/5

Class 35535 $43: 4 classes

Line Dance (Int) Argentine Tango (Beg) Class 35527

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

Class 35536 8/3-8/24

No class 7/5.

Class 35537

Argentine Tango (Int) Class 35528

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

8/3-8/24

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Mindful Movement and Dance

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Line Dance-All Levels

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

This class is designed for both men and women at all levels

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

of dancing. Dances taught will be a mixture of beginner to

series draws from dynamic, ecstatic, expressive and meditative

intermediate dances, depending on the level of participants. One

practices that connect us back to our natural rhythms and our

new dance will be taught each week with reviews of all others

love for music. Let’s move and feel into our bodies, and notice

taught. Open dancing for warm up. Step sheets provided for all

what happens! Let’s create a community of mindful movers and

dances taught. Dancers should wear comfortable shoes with

conscious dancers.

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

suede or leather soles. Good workout and lots of fun. Partner not required.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Alice Marez LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$93: 6 classes

Class 35920

Mon

7:30pm-9:15pm

6/5-7/10

7:30pm-9:15pm

7/17-8/28

$35: 4 classes

Class 35563

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

7/11-8/1

$108: 7 classes

Class 35803

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

8/8-8/29

Class 35922

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $35: 4 classes

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2:00pm-3:30pm

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Adult

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS A D U LT

Mixed Level Weaving Beginners learn the basics of weaving while using our floor looms. Students explore pattern, color and texture through the creation of a sampler. Weaving terms, project planning, warping technique and basic weave structures are covered. Perfect for beginners. Great for those wanting to feel more secure with warping and project planning. Continuing students may explore a variety of weave structures, working at their own pace. Teens welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $208: 9 classes $25 beginners/$5 continuing students supply fee due at first class

Class 35876

Thu

2:00pm-5:00pm

6/22-8/17

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

Class 35877

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

6/22-8/17

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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 leftover yarns, for spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns.

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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II

Returning students are encouraged. Bring your own yarn or pay

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

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

is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern

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

weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made

www.communityarts.org.

on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. We will explore a range of lace and patterned weaves, using pick up sticks. Returning

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

students are encouraged. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

of $15. A loom may be rented for $5 for the day, or bring your own

$70: 1 class

Class 35878

warped rigid heddle loom. Materials list online at Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

7/16

www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $70: 1 class

Class 35879

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

7/30

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Machine Garment Sewing (Beg) Join us for this amazing adventure in sewing as we learn the proper use of sewing machines and sewing techniques, how to read and use patterns and sizing of patterns. We will learn how to make a simple garment along with other simple projects-as time allows. Machines are supplied, but if you have a machine, please bring it, all accessories and manual. LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool INSTRUCTOR : Marylee Martinez $136: 8 classes

Class 35868

Mon

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/19-8/14

No class 7/3

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin $190: 9 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 35869

6:45pm-9:15pm

Wed

6/21-8/16

A D U LT

A D U LT

Machine Knitting, Sewing, Felting

Broomstick Lace Workshop

Join us as we use knitting machines, sewing machines, and felting

Follow in the footsteps of pioneer women who kept their hands

machines to create art and awesome accessories, such as scarves,

busy while crossing the North American continent. Using a

hats, bags, and blankets. Bring your imagination and desire to

broomstick pin, a crochet hook, and a skein of yarn we will create

make and create! Instructor provides all necessary supplies plus all

a lovely lace scarf that can be made in a jiffy. Sources for other

machines for knitting, sewing, and felting. Supply fee due at first

free Broomstick (or Jiffy) Lace patterns will be discussed. Bring

class.

a bag lunch. Prerequisite: Must have taken Crochet 101 or be an INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

experienced crocheter.

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool INSTRUCTOR : Patricia A Court LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $50: 2 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 35881

10:00am-2:00pm

Sat

$143: 9 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 35872

9:45am-11:45am

Sat

6/24-8/19

7/8-7/15 A D U LT

Weaving Basics and Beyond

A D U LT

Super Heroes Doll Making Workshop

Explore color, texture and pattern drafting on studio floor looms

Come to this two day workshop prepared to produce some dolls!

decor, and floor rugs. Supply fee due at first class. Materials list

Using a free crochet pattern from Red Heart yarns we will make

online at www.communityarts.org.

while creating fabulous projects including scarves, handbags, table

boy and girl Super Heroes. I’ll also show you how to use the basic doll body to create animals by adapting ears, snouts, and tails.

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

Bring a bag lunch. Prerequisite: Must have taken Crochet 101 or be

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

an experienced crocheter.

$188: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 35873

6:00pm-9:00pm

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia A Court

No Class 7/4

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

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$50: 2 classes

$30 supply fee due at first class.

Class 35882

10:00am-2:00pm

Sat

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7/22-7/29

Tue

6/20-8/15


Adult

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY A D U LT

Advanced Intermediate Digital Photography 103 For the serious enthusiast. We will cover the finer points of getting dramatic images with emotional content. Assignments are more challenging and will encourage developing a personal vision. INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $107: 7 classes

Class 35656

Tue

10:30am-12:30pm

6/20-8/8

A D U LT

Digital Photography Level 2 This intermediate level course will expand on the skills learned in our intro to digital courses, offering advanced instruction in

Jordan Jurich-Weston

post-processing with editing software (Photoshop & Lightroom), retouching, and in-camera capture techniques. This class will cover topics based on the needs and interests of the students and their personal projects. The final product of the class will be a digital

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Jurich-Weston

camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

help improve your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and

$140: 9 classes

Thu

Inside Your Canon DSLR Learn about all of the features of your Canon EOS Digital Single

photo book created in InDesign.

Class 35637

A D U LT

questions. 6:00pm-8:00pm

6/22-8/17

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

$50: 1 class

Exploring Close-Up Photography

Class 35653

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

8/5

An expanded working knowledge of equipment and techniques helps photographers create fantastic close-up photos. How to get close to the subject, lighting considerations, how to stabilize your camera, depth of field, compositional elements, and more!

A D U LT

Inside Your Nikon DSLR

An assignment and field trip provide you with an opportunity

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

to practice the tools and techniques learned and allows the

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

instructor to observe and improve your techniques. Provide your

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

own camera and have some working knowledge of the basic

improve your photography. Bring your camera, manual and

photographic principles. No special close-up equipment required.

questions.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $50: 1 class

$97: 3 classes

Class 35657

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

8/10-8/17

Field Trip

Sat

10:00am-12:00pm

8/12

Class 35652

Sat

1:30pm-4:30pm

8/5

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Location Photography Learn professional location photography techniques in this fast moving one-day class. We will cover lighting, posing, composition, metering, the right lens, the right point of view, and how to make backgrounds work. INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $49: 1 class

Class 35634

Sat

12:30pm-3:30pm

7/22

A D U LT

Macro and Close-up Photography Put your lenses through the exercises and learn what focal length Tom Crews

to use, which f-stop is best, and lighting small objects. We begin with some studio demonstrations and then go for a field trip to

A D U LT

Heather Farm.

Intermediate Photography 102

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

This is a continuation of Joy of Digital or any beginning

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

photography class. Apply your basic knowledge and experience

$49: 1 class

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

Class 35633

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

7/22

and depth of field work for you. Explore the influence of light and the drama of shadow. Flash, strobe lighting, metering available light, and shooting during the ‘magic’ hour are demonstrated and discussed. Students are encouraged to develop a personal vision and set a goal for the end of class.

A D U LT

Take Control of Your Digital Camera Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

photographs and how to gain more control over the design of

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point

$107: 7 classes

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

Class 35655

Tue

8:30am-10:30am

6/20-8/8

management will be explained. We will investigate the creative aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field

A D U LT

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

Introduction to Photoshop Elements

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

This class will concentrate on those features needed to edit your

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

digital images, including navigating around the program, viewing

$161: 7 classes

and saving your files, resizing and cropping, understanding layers,

Class 35638

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

6/22-7/27

image adjustments, using levels, hue/saturation, color balance,

Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

7/22

using the select and image editing tools and more. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class. Students should bring a laptop computer with Photoshop Elements installed INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

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Adult A D U LT

NEW | Makers Series: Create an Incredible Photobook Transform stacks of your favorite photographs sitting on a hard drive into an incredible photo book, whether to share with family or to sell to an international audience. Learn how to edit for best presentation, sequence into a beautiful story and create a first mock up that brings your book vision to life. Explore collaboration, design, print on demand and print and digital editions, and resources for continued learning. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Susan E Reynolds LOCATION  Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $80:  3 classes

Class 35926

Tue-Wed 7:00pm-9:30pm

6/20-8/2

No class 7/4

A D U LT

Jordan Jurich-Weston

The Joy of Digital Photography 101 Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and outdoors taking scenics,

A D U LT

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

Architectural Photography

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

It takes a discerning eye and activity knowledge to capture

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

the bold elegance of buildings and cities. In this class, master

JPEG, color balance, and more!

photographer Conrad Johnson will discuss and demonstrate how to capture structures and cities in the best light. A wide angle lens

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

is advisable.

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

$107: 7 classes

Class 35660

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $50: 1 class

Class 36674

Sat

12:00pm-3:00pm

7/8

A D U LT

Photography Forum

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The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage

Photographing People

photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of

People are the most important subject of photography. This hands-

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

on workshop will demonstrate the basics and subtle nuances of

and experiences. Meets third Tuesday of each month (June through

taking portraits both casual and formal. Knowledge of lenses and

May) to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear

lighting will enhance your natural abilities.

guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

meeting is free to enrolled Community Arts students. Enrollment is

$50: 1 class

open throughout the year at a prorated fee.

Class 36673

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

7/8

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $63: 11 classes

Class 36670

Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

6/20-5/15

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Adult

Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | Backyard Chickens

NEW | Homebrewing 101

Fall in love with backyard chickens! This class will introduce

Participants with learn the general process of making beer, and

you to the fascinating world of backyard chickens and give you

take part in brewing and bottling a batch of homebrew from start

the information you need to get started with your own low-

to finish. The class will start with a short discussion about the

effort backyard flock. We’ll discuss life cycles, coop designs,

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

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

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

protection from predators and ways of integrating your chickens

Class participants will gain a general understanding of the process,

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

and leave with information and resources to brew their own beer

purchase your chickens and feed and resources for learning more.

at home.

INSTRUCTOR : Jeannie Mckenzie

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Opela

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

$63: 1 class

$68: 1 class

Class 35529

Sat

10:30am-12:30pm

6/17

A D U LT

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/29

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NEW | Floral Design: Summer Garden Centerpiece

NEW | Embellished Leather Pet Collars

Join us as we work with gorgeous seasonal flowers & foliage

collar made by you! We will start by cutting strips of top quality

reminiscent of a summer garden. We will create a floral

Latigo leather in black or brown, then we’ll decorate it with rivets,

masterpiece that you can take home! Learn the basics of flower

spikes, rhinestones, and all sorts of fun embellishments. You’ll

arranging with Mais Oui Floral Design. Karen and Kelsey will

walk away with a beautiful collar and some basic knowledge of

demonstrate how to create their signature style arrangement

tools and skills of leathercraft. Please bring an existing pet collar,

and you will later create one of your own. We will discuss tools,

or measure your pets neck with a string and bring that in.

containers, structure, texture and design basics. Lots of personal instruction and feedback provided. Treats and tea will be served. INSTRUCTOR : Mais Oui LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $128: 1 class $40 supply fee due at class: includes flowers, greenery, and a vase

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Sat

10:00am-12:30pm

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Your pet will be the leader of the pack in a blinged out leather

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer Laursen, Tilt Leather LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $68: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 35612

6:00pm-9:00pm

Fri

6/23


Adult A D U LT

NEW | Tooled Leather Wallet In this beginners leatherworking class, you will create a small basic leather wallet. You will learn about tooling leather with decorative stamps, applying snaps, dying techniques, and hand stitching. INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer Laursen, Tilt Leather LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $88: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 35613

1:00pm-5:00pm

Sat

7/15

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Makers Series: Fabric Necklace Workshop Let’s make several gorgeous handmade fabric necklaces that are mixed-fiber and material works of art. We’ll use jewelry making techniques to custom create our own fabric beads, tassels, pompoms. Lots of great supplies included such as beads made of glass, wood, ceramics, metals. All tools and cordage provided. INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

A D U LT

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $38: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 35866

1:00pm-4:00pm

Sat

7/22

The Rose: An Introduction to Crepe Paper Botanical Craft Learn the history and art of Crepe Paper Botanical Craft using simple materials: crepe paper, floral wire, and glue. You will create a lush garden rose stem with full bloom, bud, thorns, and leaves.

A D U LT

Makers Series: Natural Dyeing and Indigo

In creating your garden rose, you will learn the techniques and

Join us for an intro to natural dyeing with prepared materials of

materials to take home. Please bring paper crafting scissors.

yarn and fabric or bring your own cotton garment to dye. Explore the color range of natural dyeing and create a folio of information on dyestuff, extraction techniques, and sustainability. Supply fee of $15 will provide all necessary materials including silk, cotton, and linen yarn and fabric samples.

observational skills that will enable you to create other beautiful flower specimens. Students will also receive templates and extra

INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Dolan LOCATION   Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $95:  1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 36826

10:00am-3:30pm

Sat

6/10

INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

A D U LT

$38: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 35867

1:00pm-4:00pm

Sat

8/5

Makers Series: Weave a Woven WallHanging Decorate your wall with a hand-woven piece that is colorful and stylish. Our frame looms will be pre-warped and ready for your splash your color and layers of texture and tassels. Supply fee of $15 includes everything necessary to create your custom woven wall-hanging.

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INSTRUCTOR : Alexandra Milukhin

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

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

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

$50: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 35865

1:00pm-5:00pm

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Sat

7/8

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DOG/PET CARE

A D U LT

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

A D U LT

$66: 3 classes

$13 supply fee due at first class

Class 35853

5:15pm-6:00pm

Tue

7/18-8/1

A D U LT

Dog Obedience: Beginning Beginning Obedience is the foundation for all training goals. We

Dog: Techniques for Off-Leash Preparation

teach you how to motivate your dog to want to learn the basics

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

of heel, sit, and down. We teach how to shape the “leave it” and

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

“come” commands, and the command “wait” to prevent your dog

training on 6-foot leashes and advance to performing skills of

from bolting through doors. This is a critical step in developing a

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

healthy bond, and puts your dog on the road to a more meaningful

foot long leash. Successful completion of Beginning Obedience is

life. The first class of the session is mandatory, and you come

required.

without your dog. Please bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records for the instructor to keep.

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 35699

7:15pm-8:00pm

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

$133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 35852

8:15pm-9:00pm

Tue

6/20-8/1

No class 7/4

6/20-8/1

No class 7/4

A D U LT

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don’t let another walk with your dog feel like a disaster because of lunging and barking behaviors. Don’t seclude your dog in the backyard because his behavior in public is unmanageable. Come and learn what makes your dog react and the steps you can take to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog the first day of class. Please call instructor if your dog is overly reactive toward you or your family members.

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INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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

$133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

should call for updated conditions of all city fields and the

Class 35700

6:15pm-7:00pm

Tue

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DRAMA A D U LT

Intro to Acting This course will be a fun, low pressure introduction to basic acting for adults new to the form or rusty and itching to get back into it. In a safe and playful environment, students will learn to utilize their bodies, voices, and minds as their instrument. Working with simple text, monologues and scenes, students will be exposed to a variety of acting techniques including voice, improv, active listening, ensemble building, and more! INSTRUCTOR : Joseph Orrach LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $120: 8 classes

Class 35859

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

A D U LT

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

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

and anyone who would like to learn a variety of printmaking techniques such as intaglio relief and screen printing. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, students are introduced to various approaches to making and printing in each medium. Students will also learn how to produce images in multiples. Bring your enthusiasm and be ready to get your hands inky. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

A D U LT

Collage Creativity

INSTRUCTOR : Vicky Chen

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

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

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

$160: 8 classes

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

Class 36676

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

No class on 7/2

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

6/25-8/20

on compositional elements, on color and design. What is most enjoyable about collage is that it provides a quick and simple way to get into composition, color and design.

Mokuhanga-Japanese Woodblock Printing

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

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

$151: 8 classes

Class 36680

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

A D U LT

6/29-8/17

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. Bring a bag lunch. Supply fee due at first class. Materials list

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$206: 3 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

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Class 35823

10:00am-4:00pm

Sun

7/9-7/23

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Adult A D U LT

Exploring Watercolor (Int) Join our caravan of like-minded seekers and dive into the unexpected joy of watercolor! Perfect for the continuing artist who wants a fresh start or needs a gentle push along the way. We will work together in a series of little paintings using the transparent magic of watercolor to create our own artist’s voice. From the moment we wet our brush to our final colorful stroke we will try to evoke the presence of each artist in his/her work, discovering the personal palette of colors and shapes unique to each of us. $25 supply kit available from instructor, but not required. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $167: 9 classes

Class 35811

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/21-8/16

A D U LT

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

Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia K. Taylor

Sumi-e Portraits

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

An exciting workshop to encourage and motivate those who have

$167: 9 classes

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

Class 35835

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/22-8/17

the medium’s potential. This class will cover the use of materials, paper, ink and brush. How to paint a portrait of yourself or family or whom you care. Bring a few photo copies of portraits (letter size), a few decent bamboo brushes and a lunch bag. INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $86: 1 class

$25 supply fee due at workshop

Class 36675

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

7/8

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A D U LT

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

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

don’t know enough to get started? Do you want to try a new

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums,

shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged;

including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun

use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance

class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on

your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group

expanding in the direction of your choice.

critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia K. Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Cybele Gerachis LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$167: 9 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 35833

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

6/21-8/16

$84: 4 classes

Class 35825

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/19-7/17

No class 7/3

A D U LT

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

A D U LT

Adventures in Mixed Media

Beginner to intermediate class for students who need to

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

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

explore a variety of mixed media methods using a wide range

understanding underlying basics, developing strong drawing/

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

painting habits, defining individual vision and conveying that

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

vision to finish. Emphasis will be on practice. Dry or wet mediums

supports as they develop personal projects throughout the

welcome. Beginners with no knowledge of mediums should take

quarter. Guidance will be provided around materials, design and

Drawing and Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite.

composition through group discussions and individual instruction.

Students with questions may arrive without supplies and purchase

Most projects will be conducted with provided materials. Further

after first class. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

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

materials will be discussed at the first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia K. Taylor

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$151: 8 classes

$151: 8 classes

Class 35812

Fri

Class 36689 9:00am-12:00pm

6/30-8/18

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

A D U LT

Art Journals Art journals are a private place to explore art of a personal nature. Create your own images or use found images, make expressive marks, record your thoughts, memories, dreams, and life events using images (and maybe words). Try new art materials or new ways to use familiar materials. Perfect for artists and non-artists alike-drawing skills are not necessary. Bring your journal and your favorite art supplies to each class. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

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INSTRUCTOR : Jeka Lambert

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LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

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$82: 4 classes

Class 35821

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/24-8/14

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Figure Drawing Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening, value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills. Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class. Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used; teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $209: 9 classes

Class 35836

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

6/23-8/18

A D U LT

Figure Painting Like the Old Masters Learn the techniques of Titian and other old masters. Using oils (preferred) or acrylics, we will work through the processes of A D U LT

underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful

Drawing: Sketching & Rendering

and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing

Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning

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

how to reduce objects to their basic shapes and forms and sketching them on to paper will be the focus of this class. Topics

the figure recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful work. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective and

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

shading, along with landscape and figurative themes. Students

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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

$209: 9 classes

welcome.

Class 35834

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

6/22-8/17

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

Monday Morning Painting (Int/Adv)

$167: 9 classes

Class 35837

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/23-8/18

Emphasis is on development of each student’s personal style in painting. Classes alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges

A D U LT

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

Drink and Draw

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

Come hang out at the coffee shop and draw with fellow artists!

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

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

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concentrate on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from Beginners with no knowledge of paints should take Drawing and Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. All painting

INSTRUCTOR : Brittany Zagoria

styles and subject matter are acceptable but focus will be on oil

LOCATION The Coffee Shop, 1321 Locust St, Walnut Creek

and acrylics. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

$8: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia K. Taylor

Class 35843

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/15

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 35844

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

7/6

$151: 8 classes

Class 35845

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

7/20

Class 35824

Class 35846

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

8/3

No class 7/3

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Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

6/19-8/14


Adult A D U LT

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. No solvents in Friday class. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $127: 8 classes

$84: w/ another CCA class

Class 35827

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

6/19-8/14

No class 7/3

$137: 9 classes

$94: w/ another CCA class

Class 35826

1:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

6/23-8/18

A D U LT

Open Studio Printmaking Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CCA class within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials.

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $108: 9 classes

$54: w/ another CCA class

Class 35813

1:00pm-5:00pm

Thu

A D U LT

6/22-8/17

This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up

A D U LT

Painting the Still Life with Color and Light

drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics are demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in,

Afternoon painting class emphasizing the use of color and light in

composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

painting the still life in oil, chalk pastel or acrylic. Both alla prima

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

(all at once) and indirect layering methods will be explored. Weekly

communityarts.org.

in-depth demonstrations are integral to the class and will focus on topics such as composition, lighting, color palette, layering; technique will be addressed, as well as use of materials. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $223: 8 classes

Class 35838

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

6/24-8/19

No class 7/1

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $151: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 35828

1:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4.

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Silk Painting (Int/Adv) 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 basic silk painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately guides the flow of the liquid, the colors glide through the silk and generate delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels are welcome. Supply fee per 31’ x 31’ silk. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $86: 1 class $15 supply fee per 31’ x 31’ silk

Class 35822

Sun

10:00am-4:00pm

6/25

SEEMA MAHBOOB A D U LT

A D U LT

Portrait and Landscape Ptg from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

Sketchbook Journal Workshop

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

your backyard, journaling is a wonderful way to combine the

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

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

and representation through demonstrations and individual

can draw through journaling! Make your journal a personal and

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to

creative experience. Learn the methods and materials for quick

interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs.

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

Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational

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

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

remainder on location. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia K. Taylor

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$167: 9 classes

Class 35831

Wed

Whether traveling around the globe or making observations in

9:00am-12:00pm

6/21-8/16

$106: 4 classes

Class 35817

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

7/15-7/23

A D U LT

Stab Bound Artist Books

We will create painterly portraits using PanPastel and charcoal

Stab bound book bindings feature decoratively stitched bindings

pencils. The class will focus on capturing the realism without

that hold the book covers and inner pages together. In this class

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

we will make several small books using different decorative

bridge between painting and drawing. It is very forgiving and

stitches. You will learn basic sewing techniques to bind simple

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

yet elegant handmade books that can be used as journals, diaries,

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

sketchbooks or scrapbooks.

focus on how to see correctly and read values and shapes to capture the essence and resemblance in our portraits. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

$118: 6 classes

Sat

2:00pm-5:00pm

No class 7/1

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LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 35820

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 35839

INSTRUCTOR : Jeka Lambert

$43: 2 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Seema Mahboob

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A D U LT

Portrait in PanPastel and Charcoal Pencil

6/24-8/5

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/19-6/26


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A D U LT

Sumi-e Mounting and Seal Making

Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv)

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

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis on learning a

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

direct painting process, incorporating principles of design, and

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

your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings.

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

Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

that has been used for mounting masters’ pieces for hundreds

coaching and critiques as needed. Materials list online at

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$167: 9 classes

$86: 1 class

$35 supply fee due at class

Class 35810

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

6/21-8/16

Class 35815

10:00am-4:00pm

Class 35809

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/23-8/18

Sun

7/2

A D U LT

A D U LT

Sumi-e/Brush Painting (Beg)

Watercolor Painting (Mixed Level)

An exciting workshop to encourage and motivate those who have

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

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

techniques using basic primaries and the right brain drawing

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

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

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

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

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

will learn what art school students learn: the basics. Materials

strokes. Techniques for painting a fine sumi-e will be covered.

discussed at first class. Do not bring supplies if beginning student.

Bring a bag lunch and a decent large bamboo brush. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

$150: 8 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 35807

$86: 1 class

$25 supply fee due at class

Class 35816

10:00am-4:00pm

Sun

INSTRUCTOR : Wendy Soneson

Tue

9:30am-12:30pm

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

6/25 A D U LT

Make and Mingle Open Studio

A D U LT

The Still Life in Chalk Pastel

Join us for an evening of meeting new people and making

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

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

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

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

then introduce full color on succeeding projects. Pastel painting

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

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

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

demonstrations and individual advice each week. Returning

credit card on the night of the class.

students are welcome and can work on more advanced and individual projects. Materials list online at

LOCATION Calicraft, 2700 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek

www.communityarts.org.

$23: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $151: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 35808

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Ansley Luce

Class 35840

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

6/21

Class 35841

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

7/19

Class 35842

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

8/16

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

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FOOD & COOKING

A D U LT

Wine Analysis-A Journey through a glass of Wine Class identifies three types of wine tasters and shows how one can determine what type of taster they are. Learn to identify and describe seven major components of wine by tasting five very specific wines that exemplify each component. Learn the link between aroma and flavor. Be exposed to wine aroma’s having an opportunity to test your olfactory skills. Learn technique for tasting a glass of wine, serving wine at proper temperatures, proper wine storage and importance of using correct wine glass. Class is appropriate for both novice and intermediate wine connoisseurs. 21 and over. INSTRUCTOR : Robert Becker, Certified Wine Educator and

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

Class 35511

Sat

2:00pm-4:30pm

6/10

Class 35512

Sat

2:00pm-4:30pm

7/8

A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | Mediterranean Tastes and Sips Journey through the Mediterranean by exploring its flavors in

NEW | “Le Peruvian Cuisine” – French Food Moments

the glass and on the plate. We’ll learn about a few wines from

Hands-on cooking class with historical overview. The French also

regions dotting the Mediterranean Sea and prepare small plates to

left their flavors in Peruvian kitchens. In this class you will prepare

accompany them. The cooking will be simple and the wines will be

shrimp cocktail au Cognac, your appetizer, a very different version.

refreshing. 21 and over.

Beef Medallions au Roquefort accompanied with corn-studded

INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Ruiz Hudson, Certified Sommelier and

WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Diploma Holder

Peruvian rice will be your entree. For dessert, the deliciously delicate Crepes Suzette with Grand Marnier Sauce.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

$53: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

Class 36427

6:00pm-9:00pm

$58: 1 class

$17 supply fee due at class

Class 35748

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

7/20

Fri

6/30

A D U LT

NEW | Tapas and Spanish Wines There’s no better recipe for a great evening than sharing a few simple tapas and bottles of wine shared with friends. Over the course of the evening we’ll put together a few small plates such as Tortilla Española and a smoky take on Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic), paired alongside classic Spanish wines. As we move through the pairings, we’ll learn a bit about the wines in our glass. 21 and over. INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Ruiz Hudson, Certified Sommelier and

WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Diploma Holder LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

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$20 supply fee due at class

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Class 36426

6:00pm-9:00pm

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Adult A D U LT

Asian Vegetarian Cuisine Modify popular fusion east and west dishes into vegetarianfriendly meals and maintain the soul of both worlds. Make dishes with a combining various cuisines such as French, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Mediterranean, Japanese, Thai, Swiss, and Vietnamese and make them healthier by using only vegetables and their by-products. Learn to use different seasonings and herbs from both worlds and prepare popular dishes. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, and hand towel. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 35694

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

8/21

A D U LT

Dim Sum Workshop 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 appetizer, light lunch, or snack. Learn to use a variety of ingredients and seasonings. Learn techniques of filling and wrapping Asian snacks such as pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame seed balls. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, and hand towel. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 35690

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

6/13 A D U LT

NEW | Italian Peruvian Flavors

A D U LT

In a Cuban Kitchen

Hands on demo with historical overview. The appetizer is Crab a

Hands-on demo with historical overview. Appetizers for this class are avocado and tomato salad with a marinated red onion sauce and fried Yucca sticks with double sauce. You will learn how to buy, cook and store the yucca. Your entree: Cuban Picadillo in Rice Terrine, a beautifully delicious beef dish. And for dessert, Coconut Flan, a creamy custard bathed in caramel.

beneath the cheese au gratin. Your entrée is Pasta Bonne Femme o Alla Putanesca, a fresh mix of fresh basil, tomato, garlic, black and green Peruvian olives, capers, yellow Peruvian pepper, anchovies, oregano, parsley, shaved parmesan. For dessert, Tiramisu presented with a new twist, chocolate. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $58: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at class

Class 35746

6:30pm-9:30pm

Fri

la Parmesana is baked in shells with drops of tabasco and Pisco

7/21

$58: 1 class

$17 supply fee due at class

Class 35747

6:30pm-9:30pm

Fri

8/18

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Thai Cooking Series Recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his cookbook Easy Thai, Chat invites you to get into Thai with this four-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 cuisine and transform fresh ingredients into delicious dishes. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, and a hand towel. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $160: 4 classes

$55 supply fee due at first class

Class 35691

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

7/17-8/7

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Vietnamese Cooking

Korean Cooking Tasty and simple are Korean characteristics when it comes to food, not to mention the amount of chilies used, spicy! Join us and cook up some popular Korean dishes and small side dishes, a signature of Korean meals. Learn to make Pa Jon (pancake), Kimchee, Chup Chae (bean noodles), BBQ ribs, and sweet & spicy chicken. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, and hand towel.

tastes and flavors. Plus, while Asian food is generally healthy, Vietnamese is at the forefront. You’ll learn to use fresh herbs, such as Vietnamese mint-rau ram, basil-rau que, ngo gai, and pick up simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass chicken, hot and sour seafood soup, clay pot, shrimp fresh spring rolls, green mango salad, and more. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, and hand towel.

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

$57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 35695

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

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

6/6

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

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 35693

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

8/15

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Summer Sushi 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), including ebi, hamachi, maguro, unagi, ikura, tobiko, cucumber roll, spicy roll, and California roll. Bring sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, bamboo mat, to-go containers and a hand towel. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 35692

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

7/18

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GLASS

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Fused Glass (Beg-Adv)

Glass Fusing & Slumping

Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping

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

glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color

jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered

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

include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and

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

slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to

art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new

expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online

techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students.

at www.communityarts.org.

Materials list online at www.communityarts.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$179: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class.

$179: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 35663

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/21-8/9

Class 35661

1:00pm-4:00pm

Class 35664

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/21-8/9

Tue

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4 $132: 6 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 36807

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

6/20-8/1

No class 7/4

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Glass Fusers Group The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass workers at all levels to continue to study art glass, practice and

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produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group

Makers Series: Glass Bead Making

will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month (June through May, no

Come play with glass. Make your own glass beads. Each student

developments and hear guest speakers. Enrollment is open

will make fun, whimsical lamp-worked glass beads in this one-day workshop. Tools and materials provided. No experience necessary.

throughout the year at a prorated fee. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$63: 11 classes

$46: 1 class

$25 supply fee due at class

Class 35749

10:00am-2:00pm

Sat

meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical

7/22

Class 35665

Sat

10:00am-12:00pm

6/10-5/12

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HEALTH & FITNESS

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Hatha Yoga (Beg/Int) Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment. Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours before class. INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $98: 9 classes

Class 35848

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/19-8/28

10:35am-11:35am

6/17-8/26

No class 7/3 or 8/7

$98: 9 classes

Class 35850

Sat

No class 7/1 and 8/5

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Zumba

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Zumba fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and

$109: 10 classes

dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled in-

Class 35849

terval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in

No class 8/9

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

6/21-8/30

disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class.

INSTRUCTOR : Nancy Spiecker

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

LOCATION

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

$88: 7 classes

$111: 12 classes

Class 36789

Tue

Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Class 35851 7:30pm-8:30pm

6/6-8/29

Fri

10:00am-11:30am

6/23-8/18

*8/4, 8/11 classes meet at Studio D, Civic Park Studios

No class 7/4 A D U LT A D U LT

Qi and Wellness

NEW | Dancing to the Classics

Learn Chinese Medicine meridians, acupressure points, and

Low impact dance workout for both men and women. Enhance

energy work for healing. Practice Qigong for strength, flexibility,

balance, coordination and cardiovascular endurance as you dance

vital energy, and to help prevent or ease arthritis. Learn special

to classic songs from all genres, singing along to all of your

breathing and meditation techniques for stress release. Kaleo has

favorite hits. Easy to follow moves to create a fun experience. No

40 years of Qigong experience, and with his wife, Elise, coauthored

prior dance experience needed. Come and join the party!

‘Chi and Creativity,’’Qi and Grace,’and others. See videos: www. kaleoching.com.  (see video: www.kaleoching.com). Kaleo and

INSTRUCTOR : Regina Meshenberg

Elise Ching have 40 years of Qigong/Taiji experience and coau-

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

thored ‘Chi and Creativity,’ ‘Qi and Grace,’ and others.

$63: 6 classes

Class 36496

Wed

11:15am-12:15pm

6/7-7/12

Class 36497

Wed

11:15am-12:15pm

7/19-8/23

INSTRUCTOR : Calvin Yau Kaleonahe Ching Ching LOCATION   Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $91:  8 classes

Class 36690 No class 7/3

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Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement

Meditation for Everyone (All Levels)

This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel

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

fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function,

to begin a meditation practice or experience practicing meditation

coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and

with the support of a group. Sessions will include multiple

brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements

techniques to suit the needs of everyone, such as gentle stretches

progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably

to release tension, breathing, correct posture, setting an intension,

and bring a big towel and pillow.

and time to journal. Time to come together to enjoy and relax with the company of others. You can choose to sit in a chair, sit on a

INSTRUCTOR : Sensible Movement LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Thu

floor mat with a cushion of your choice, or lay down on a mat. INSTRUCTOR : Helen Maxie

$87: 7 classes

Class 35533

Increase concentration, relaxation, self-awareness and attention

3:30pm-4:30pm

7/20-8/31

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $43: 4 classes

Class 35587

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Thu

12:00pm-12:45pm

8/10-8/31

Healthy Lifestyle Practices Based on Ayurveda

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Ayurveda is an alternative medical system with focus on balancing

Class 35583

$43: 4 classes

Mon

12:00pm-12:45pm

8/7-8/28

mind, body and spirit. It offers ways to experience good health, vitality, ease, strength, flexibility and emotional wellbeing. This class introduces holistic practices such as stress management, sleeping better, daily and seasonal routines, meditation, breathing exercises, types of exercise, balanced diet, and healthy relationships. Please come and join with others learning new ways to improve your health and well-being.

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Meditation Workshop If you would like to learn to meditate, this one-day workshop will introduce you to simple tips to assist you in beginning a practice. We will meditate for about 20 minutes. In preparation for sitting

INSTRUCTOR : Helen Maxie

for meditation, you will enjoy gentle stretches to release tension in

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

your neck and shoulders. Also, learn breathing exercises to relax

$51: 4 classes

your mind and body.

Class 35594

Wed

11:00am-12:00pm

8/9-8/30

INSTRUCTOR : Helen Maxie LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $18: 1 class

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Healthy Lifestyle Practices Workshop Come and learn ways to experience good health, vitality, ease, strength, flexibility and emotional well-being. Workshop will cover healthy types of exercise and diet, meditation, breathing exercises and good sleeping habits. We will discuss helpful ideas to manage stress and improve your health and well-being.

Class 35756

Thu

12:00pm-12:45pm

6/8

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

INSTRUCTOR : Helen Maxie

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

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

internal organs (enhancing their functions) and related external

$18: 1 class

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

Class 35757

Wed

11:00am-12:00pm

6/7

is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Master Adam Wallace, certified with almost 30 years experience, teaches the skill with depth, clarity and precision. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $129: 9 classes

Class 35550

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

6/5-7/31

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Abs and Back Exercises We all love to feel good about our workout. Come join us with this new class. Get your core and back in shape! Everyone should have a strong stomach as well as a strong back to stay healthy and be fit. You will need a yoga matt and be able to get on the floor. Those that cannot be on their knees can modify when needed. Isolation, isotonic and isometric movements will be performed in each class. Come check it out. INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $39: 6 classes

Class 36123

Tue

11:50am-12:25pm

6/6-7/18

Tue

11:50am-12:25pm

7/25-8/29

No class 7/4

Class 36126

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $39: 6 classes

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Tai Chi Chuan – Short Form (Yang 24) Tai Chi is China’s #1 health and longevity exercise, based on martial arts and Yin/ Yang principles. It benefits bones, digestive and lymphatic systems, balance, coordination, strength, and the

Class 36124

Fri

11:20am-12:05pm

6/9-7/14

Class 36125

Fri

11:20am-12:05pm

7/21-8/25

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Beginning Yoga Philosophy: Nuggets of Wisdom for Your Happiest Life

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

Receive the nourishing life-wisdom of master yogis in digestible

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

nuggets concisely, precisely and logically organized in The Yoga

for both beginners and students with prior knowledge. Master

Sutras Of Patanjali, one of the six classical scriptures of India.

Adam Wallace, certified with almost 30 years experience, teaches

Whether you are a long-time practitioner or have never taken a

the skill with depth, clarity and precision.

yoga or philosophy class, this series introduces the framework, history and key teachings for harmony and happiness of mind,

INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $129: 9 classes

Class 35548

Mon

body, spirit, community and Nature. The class is simplified with experiential learning and group dialogue in a light-hearted inclusive cross-cultural environment.

9:00am-10:00am

6/5-7/31

INSTRUCTOR : Leena St. Michael LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

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$60: 4 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 35603

Thu

10:30pm-12:00pm

6/8-6/29

Class 35604

Thu

6:00pm-7:30pm

7/20-8/10


Adult A D U LT

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Zumba for Beginners

Gentle Pilates

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

Pilates practice develops core strength, body awareness,

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

coordination, flexibility and balance. Pilates also improves

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

posture and ease of movement. This class focuses on movement fundamentals and a gentler approach to the basic Pilates

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

exercises. Both mat and barre exercises included. Please bring a yoga mat, towel and yoga block (by second class).

$39: 6 classes

Class 35567

Fri

10:30am-11:15am

6/9-7/14

Class 35570

Fri

10:30am-11:15am

7/21-8/25

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Woolums LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $81: 6 classes

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Class 35605

Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm

6/7-7/12

$39: 6 classes

Class 35606

Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm

7/19-8/23

Class 35568

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

6/6-7/18

No class 7/4

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Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

$39: 6 classes

Class 35569

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

7/25-8/29

A blend of traditional Pilates mat work and the Slow Method, this class takes Pilates to a whole new level. The roller adds elements of self-massage, circulation, balance and control while the

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

$39: 6 classes

Class 35566

Wed

11:00am-11:45am

6/7-7/12

Wed

all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available from instructor for $7. (Expect to pay approx. $25 for a roller)

$45: 7 classes

Class 35571

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination

11:00am-11:45am

7/19-8/30

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $29: 2 classes

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Flexband/Chair Fitness for Stronger Bodies This unique and effective strength building class is for all ages and abilities! The secret to our success is incorporating flex band

Class 36648

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

6/14, 6/21

9:30am-10:20am

7/5-8/30

$120: 9 classes

Class 35689

Wed

resistance training with slow movements-for a slow burn workout. Students are amazed by how much they can do safely, as well as how great they feel, even after the first class. Using a chair for stability and flex band for muscle building, you will increase strength, balance and coordination and general well being. Our

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Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/ Flexband

attentive instructor has over 22 years fitness experience. Flex band

The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your

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

muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance

pants and shirt; workout clothing not required.

while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg sculpting. Flexband available from instructor for $7. Magic Circle

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

$133: 10 classes

Class 35599

Tue

No class 6/27, 7/4

not required until second class.

10:00am-10:50am

6/6-8/22

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $120: 9 classes

Class 35688

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

7/3-8/28

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A D U LT S 5 0 +

Tai Chi & Qigong

Gentle Exercise

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through

Increase your mobility, vitality and well-being. Improve your

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

flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone

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

your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your

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

body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system

Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit to

INSTRUCTOR : Jan Diepersloot

the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing.

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat

$63: 6 classes

Class 35640

Thu

9:00am-10:15am

7/6-8/10

Class 35641

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

7/8-8/12

A D U LT S 5 0 +

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $34: 4 classes

Class 35572

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

6/9-6/30

Class 35573

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

7/7-7/28

1:00pm-2:00pm

8/4-9/1

Chair Yoga

$42: 5 classes

This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of the

Class 35574

Fri

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.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $111: 12 classes

Class 35687

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Thu

which uses creative and innovative movements that will feed and challenge your brain. Extensive research shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be done sitting, standing

10:15am-11:15am

6/8-8/31

No class 6/15

and walking. Learn to improve the quality of your life. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

A D U LT S 5 0 +

$75: 6 classes

Gentle Yoga

Class 35597

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

7/24-8/28

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

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Seniorcise

rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Wear loose clothing,

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

class. Before registering for class, please call instructor at (925)

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

462-5285.

weights and come exercise to your favorite hits from big band through 1960s music.

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser

$111: 12 classes

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 35539

Tue

11:00am-12:15pm

6/6-8/29

Thu

8:45am-10:00am

6/8-8/31

Class 35538

$68: 13 classes

Class 35553

No class 7/4. No class 6/15

Wed

3:00pm-4:00pm

6/7-8/30

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $68: 13 classes

Class 35552

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JEWELRY A D U LT

Introduction to Wirewrapping Jewelry Workshop 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. INSTRUCTOR : Jacqueline Dinner LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $39: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 36650

10:00am-1:00pm

Sat

8/5

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Jewelry Fabrication (Beg)

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This class covers all of the basic techniques that will keep you working for years. You will get a good basis to advance to more complicated techniques and designs. The class uses lectures, demos and handouts to cover sawing, soldering, finishing and basic stone setting. You will be designing and making jewelry as you learn. Silver, copper, or brass sheet and wire will be used. Brass, copper and tools will be provided. Materials list handout at first class.

Open Studio Jewelry Open to all experienced jewelers and current jewelry students. Work independently on any jewelry or metalsmithing project of your choice and have access to all the tools the jewelry department has to offer. No instruction is included and participants provide their own materials. A monitor will be on site to make sure equipment is used properly and cleanliness of the space is maintained.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

INSTRUCTOR : Natalia Alexandrova

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

$161: 8 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 35753

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

6/20-8/15

$180: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 35754

12:00pm-3:00pm

Thu

6/22-8/17

$98: 9 classes

$51: Fee w/ another CCA class

Class 35755

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

6/21-8/16

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Triangle Earrings 3D domed Peyote stitch triangles are fun to make and lend themselves to use in necklaces, bracelets and earrings-in this workshop we’ll make earrings. You’ll learn how to make the triangles, how to scale the design up or down, and how to incorporate the triangles to your designs. This class uses tiny beads like those used in Native American beadwork. Students must know how to do Peyote Stitch.

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INSTRUCTOR : Deborah Wolf LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $28: 1 class

Class 36651

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

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A G E S 1 2 & up

Community Chorus 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 experience necessary and all levels are welcome! INSTRUCTOR : Rhonda Crane LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $68: 6 classes

Class 35769

Mon

7:15pm-8:15pm

6/19-8/7

No class 6/26 and 7/3

A G E S 1 4 & up

Guitar for Adults (Beg) Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature and standard music notation, while playing beautiful melodies. Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $100: 8 classes

Class 35801

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/19-8/14

No class 7/3

A G E S 1 4 & up

A G E S 8 & up

Introduction to Ukulele

African Drumming Enrich the mind, body and spirit with the excitement of West African drumming! Beginning students will gain a foundation in rhythm while developing fine motor skills, improving listening

You will learn chords, strumming and basic music theory to help make learning the ukulele fun and enjoyable. Students must buy or rent their own ukulele.

and cooperation skills and developing creativity and confidence

INSTRUCTOR : Jake Nunn

through artistic performance. Students will also gain new

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

perspectives, attitudes, and cultural awareness as they learn the

$87: 8 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 36656

2:00pm-2:50pm

fundamentals of playing Djembe & Doundun Drums and singing, and creating their own theatrical music performance!

Wed

6/21-8/7

No class 7/1

INSTRUCTOR : Alhassane Camara LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $100: 8 classes

Class 35758

Sat

4:00pm-5:00pm

6/24-8/19

No class 7/1

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT A D U LT

CPR & First Aid Combo Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for two years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a lunch and drink. INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $65: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 35607

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

6/10

Class 35608

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

7/15

Class 35609

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

8/19 A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | How to be Happy (at Work)

NEW | Resumes That Get You in the Door Anyone who has ever tried to write his own resume knows how hard

This class is for anyone who has ever watched the clock at work,

it can be. This class will make the process easier by telling you what

wondering whether they’re in the right job. Come learn how your

employers really want to see. Learn how to format your resume;

interests, values, skills and personality all factor into your career

what to leave in and what to leave out; and what mistakes to avoid.

choice. In class, you will identify your occupational interests to

Find out what happens to your resume after you click “Submit.”

begin the journey toward your ideal career. You’ll leave with INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Franklin, Career Coach

resources for making that career a reality.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Franklin, Career Coach LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $63: 1 class

Class 35697

Mon

6:30pm-8:00pm

$63: 1 class

Class 35698

Mon

6:30pm-8:00pm

7/17

6/26 A D U LT

Building Resilience: Embracing Disaster

A D U LT

NEW | Interview with Confidence

How do you handle crisis? How can you survive when the only way

Even the most self-assured of us can turn to jelly in a job interview.

under extreme pressure; when help is not on the way. Expand your

In this class, you’ll discover what employers really want to hear

courage, mental clarity and stability. Improve emotional balance,

and you’ll learn what to do before, during, and after the interview

expanded breathing and larger life-vision for greater creativity and

to increase your chances of an eventual job offer. You’ll not only

enthusiasm to re-fire your daily life. Build a tool-box of 10 proven

find out the right way to answer your most dreaded interview

ageless strategies and practices based in yoga, mind/body science

questions but have a chance to craft your own answers in a no-

and ageless philosophies. Bring yoga mat if you have one, journal,

pressure environment.

wear comfortable clothes/layers for possible outside experiences.

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Franklin, Career Coach

INSTRUCTOR : Leena St. Michael

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$63: 1 class

$60: 4 classes

$12 supply fee due at first class

Class 36470

Wed

6:00pm-7:00pm

6/7-6/28

Class 36469

Wed

6:00pm-7:00pm

7/12-8/2

Class 35696

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

7/25

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Adult A D U LT

Memoir Writing Workshops This workshop is suitable for those who have taken previous memoir writing classes or for these who have completed substantial memoir writing material. The objective of the class is to have the opportunity to take a whole day to work on writing style, develop story structure, scenes and characters. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the a day writing, receiving productive critique and immediately applying comments in order to develop your manuscript. Don’t miss this opportunity! Remember to bring your lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Jill Morris LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $78: 1 class

A D U LT

Conversational Spanish

Class 35905

Fri

9:00am-4:00pm

6/9

Class 35906

Fri

9:00am-4:00pm

9/1

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! In this class we will emphasizes pronunciation, vocabulary and reading. You will get the practice

A D U LT

Tech Buddies: All About iPads

you need to allow you to reach a level where you can finally have

This two-session class is a great opportunity to learn all about your

real conversations with native speakers. We will review grammar,

iPad in a small group setting, where you can get your individual

learn new expressions and idioms to improve your knowledge of

questions answered by the instructor. In the first meeting we’ll

the language.

review the iPad’s features and capabilities and practice performing basic tasks using its controls, commands, switches and buttons.

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $73: 7 classes

Class 35560

Mon

In the second meeting we’ll explore what you can actually DO with your iPad, from taking and sharing photos to searching the web to organizing your life. Finally, we’ll discuss the world of

3:30pm-4:30pm

7/17-8/28

apps, looking at some popular apps such as iBooks and Maps, and discovering how to find good apps that match your interests.

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Handouts included. Class size limited to seven.

$73: 7 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Martha D. Strizich

Class 35561

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

7/19-8/30

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $78: 2 classes

A D U LT

De-Cluttering Workshop: 5 Easy Steps To Declutter Time to get organized, clear out the clutter, simplify and plan on how to use your space more efficiently. Is it your closets, the garage, a spare room, or your desk or work space that needs to get organized? The workshop will give you the tools and resources you need to begin to de-clutter those areas of your house that you have been thinking about clearing out, and get more organized.

Class 35581

Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

6/15-6/22

Class 35582

Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

7/13-7/20

A D U LT

Beginning Spanish For Seniors 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

INSTRUCTOR : Jean Goldman

simple conversation by using vocabulary for everyday use. Come

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

and join us and let’s start this fiesta.

$43: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney

Class 35735

Wed

10:00am-12:00pm

6/7

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Adult Sapphire Life Master and Master bridge teacher. Come alone or

A D U LT

bring your favorite partner. Prerequisites: Introduction to Bridge,

Spanish Travel Workshop

Bridge: Declarer Play and Bridge: Defense, or equivalent.

Learn words and expressions that will help you make the most of your next trip to a Spanish-speaking country. In this four hour

INSTRUCTOR : Grant Robinson

workshop, students practice vocabulary and idioms necessary for

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

the traveler in a relaxed environment. Your trip will be so much more

$123: 6 classes

fun if you can communicate with locals!

Class 36828            Mon            7:00pm-9:00pm              6/5-7/17 No Class 6/19

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

$103: 5 classes

$38: 2 classes

Class 36829            Mon            7:00pm-9:00pm              7/24-8/21

Class 35651

Mon

1:30pm-3:30pm

6/5-6/12 A D U LT

Bridge Class: Advanced Bidding

A D U LT

Beginning Spanish For Seniors II 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. Knowledge of fundamental grammar points and vocabulary needed.

In this fourth of four bridge classes offered throughout the year, you will improve your ability to bid to the best contract, including preemptive opening bids and slam bidding. 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. Meet other

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney

bridge players and make new friends in a friendly and engaging

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

learning environment. Instructor is an accredited bridge teacher

$73: 7 classes

and accomplished player. This class assumes introductory-level

Class 35559

Mon

2:30pm-3:30pm

7/17-8/28

bridge skills. Accompanying book available for purchase at class for further study. INSTRUCTOR : Grant Robinson

A D U LT

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Beginning Spanish I

$103: 9 classes

Did you study Spanish in high school or college but never achieved conversational fluency? If conversational Spanish is your

Class 35565

Thu

10:00am-12:00pm

6/29-8/24

goal, we have the class for you! In this class we will emphasizes 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.

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Memory Training Kiss those senior moments goodbye! Improve your memory by taking this class! Developed by UCLA psychiatrist, Dr. Gary Small, and published by the National Institutes of Health and

INSTRUCTOR : Yanett Kenney

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Jumbo Memory Training

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

helps conquer the four most common memory challenges:

$73: 7 classes

Remembering names and faces, lists, remembering future

Class 35654

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

7/19-8/30

appointments, and misplaced items (glasses, keys, cellphone, etc.). INSTRUCTOR : Dave Mora

A D U LT

NEW | Thinking Bridge: Summer Series An intermediate-level Contract Bridge class intended for those who play regularly. Uses hands-on teaching methods combined with mentored play to improve your bidding, declarer play, and defense.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $102: 4 classes

Class 35602

Wed

10:00am-12:00pm

8/9-8/30

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Focuses on reasoning and judgment; standard bidding used

$102: 4 classes

throughout. Lesson materials included. Taught by Grant Robinson,

Class 35601

Tue

10:00am-12:00pm

6/6-6/27

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Adult

SPORTS

A dults 1 6 +

A D U LT

PickleBall Classes

Golf

Pickleball... easy to learn and tons of fun! Lessons will be divided

Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction

between stroke work/footwork drills and match play periods. It’s

and former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Golfers will learn

a great team activity for all ages, levels and athletic backgrounds

fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette.

looking to develop hand-eye coordination while exercising.

Class size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine iron or pitching wedge to the first class. Clubs provided upon

INSTRUCTOR : Lifetime Activities Instructor

request at class.

LOCATION : Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Golf

$45: 3 classes

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course $93: 6 classes $5 ball fee to be paid at each class

PickleBall Class (Beginner)

Class 35927

Tue

9:00am-10:00am

6/6-6/20

Class 35531

Class 36067

Tue

9:00am-10:00am

7/11-7/25

No class 7/6

Class 36068

Tue

9:00am-10:00am

8/15-8/29

Class 35532

Thu

6:00pm-7:00pm

6/15-7/27

Thu

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/15-7/27

No class 7/6 PickleBall Class (Adv. Beg)

Class 36069

Tue

10:00am-11:00am

6/6-6/20

Class 36092

Tue

10:00am-11:00am

7/11-7/25

Class 36093

Tue

10:00am-11:00am

8/15-8/29

Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums Tice Valley, Foothill and Walnut Creek Intermediate Gymnasiums are available for public and private rentals. Book your special

PickleBall Class (Intermediate)

events (basketball/volleyball, practices) with us. For further

Class 36094

Tue

11:00am-12:00pm

6/6-6/20

Class 36095

Tue

11:00am-12:00pm

7/11-7/25

Class 36096

Tue

11:00am-12:00pm

8/15-8/29

information call the Tice Gym rental line at (925) 256-3560.

Adult Drop-In Sports Adult Drop-in Badminton

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Adult Adult Drop-in Pickle Ball

The drop-in pickleball meets on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am-1pm and Friday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Schedule subject to change, please call (925) 256-3572 for schedule updates. Cost is $5. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Adult Drop-in Basketball

The basketball drop-in program meets Monday - Friday from 1:003:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Schedule subject to change, please call (925) 256-3572 for schedule updates. Cost is $5. Participants

Sport/Fitness Groups Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log on to www.continentalbaseball.com for information. CYO Sports

St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St. Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field – call (925) 256-8453.

must be 18 years of age or older. Those under 18 must be

Jazzercise (925) 357-8667

accompanied by a parent for the duration of their participation.

Class is designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and

Adult Drop-in Volleyball

The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from

low-impact options. Classes are ongoing. Registration is taken by Jazzercise anytime.

7:00-10:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $6 and is open to the

Location: Tice Valley Gym.

first 42 participants. Schedule subject to change, please call (925)

Mon-Thu: 9am; 6:15pm.

256-3572 for schedule updates. Participants must be 18 years of

Friday: 9am; 5:45pm

age or older.

Sat: 8:30am; Sun 9am Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

5 on 5 Basketball League

Odyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed

Adult Basketball Leagues

OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information.

(925) 943-5899 ext. 2426

Sunday 5-on-5

for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email

Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955

To request a registration packet for Sunday night 5 on 5 or for questions about the adult basketball leagues, email allnutt@

WCASI provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For more information, go to www.wcasi.org.

walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For

be placed on a free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at allnutt@

more information, log on to www.wcbaseball.org.

walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do not place individuals on teams.

Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15

Volleyball leagues Adult Volleyball Leagues

(925) 943-5899 x2426

years old. Log on to www.wcyfmarauders.com. Walnut Creek Soccer Club admin@wcsc.org

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages

Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org.

To request a registration packet or for questions about the adult

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

volleyball leagues, email Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-creek.org.

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11,

Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium.

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Go to

Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a free agents

www.wcyaa.com for information.

list by emailing Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do not place individuals on teams.

Turf & Dog Park Hotline (925) 256-3574

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

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for updated conditions of all city fields and the Heather Farm Dog

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS

AARP Driver Safety Program This course is designed for drivers age 50 and older to help; Up-

Ice Cream Social

date driving skills and knowledge of the rules and hazards of the

Travel back to your youth and come to an old fashioned ice cream

adjust your driving to compensate. Many auto insurance compa-

social. You can enjoy both root beer floats and ice cream sundaes

nies provide a multi-year discount to course graduates! Check

sprinkled with lots of toppings and finished off with a swirl of

your insurance provider). Sign-up is available in person one month

whipped cream. Bring your grandkids if you’d like, we’ll have fun

prior to the class date. Space is limited. Beginners course is for

entertainment for them to enjoy along with you. Tickets are $2 and

those who have not taken an AARP drivers safety course. And The

can be purchased at the Walnut Creek Senior Club while they last!

refresher course is for those who have taken the 8-hour course

Questions? call (925) 943.5851

within the last four years. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information

road, Learn about normal age-related physical changes and how to

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

or to register for class. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$2

Fri 12:00pm-1:00pm

7/14

$15: AARP Members/ $20:  Non-AARP members

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Pancake Breakfast

Tue

12:00pm-4:45pm

7/11

12:00pm-4:45pm

8/15-8/22

Refresher Course

Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the first Sunday of each month and is open to everyone. This popular community event plays host to families large and

Class 36684

Tue

Beginners Course

small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop

Bazaar Group

serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early!

This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $3 Adults/$1.50 Children under 12

Sun 9:00am-11:45am

while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting and more. This is a group of fun-loving members who welcome

8/6

No Pancake Breakfast 7/2

newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information.

Friday Socials

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $5. Lunch reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the

Free

Every Wed

9:00am-3:00pm

lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans

Bingo

change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held

Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Cards are

until 11:30am. If not having lunch, there is no charge to attend.

sold separately for each session for $1 each. Paper games are also

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free / $5 lunch

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

6/23, 7/21, 8/25

played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 Per Card

Movie Matinee

Every Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

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.

Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator

$1 Drop-In

is required. Please contact Barbara Meyer at (925) 689-3591.

Mon

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Adults 50+ Let’s Sing!

Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Love to sing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s and enjoy Broadway show tunes. Join the fun and receive some

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

vocal instruction and have the opportunity to either sing as part

Every Tue

12:15pm-4:00pm

of the group or occasionally lead the group in song. Short solo

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

or duets are also available for those who want to perform for the group. Singing lifts your spirits. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics

Marathon Bridge

are provided. Volunteer Coordinator: Robin Wolf.

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $20 Pre-registration

Every Fri

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

12:00pm-4:00pm

Every Fri

1:30pm-3:00pm

Card Making Workshops

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

Learn new techniques for card making in this fun and easy

Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced and

workshop. Pre-registration required. Register at the Civic Park

new learners are welcome.

Community Center front desk. Call (925) 943-5851 for questions. Please bring a pair of scissors and glue. All other supplies included.

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Instructor : Linda Rogers

Every Tue

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

1:00pm-4:00pm

No Drop-In 6/20, 7/4

$10: 1 class

Mon

9:00am-11:00am

6/26, 7/24, 8/28

Petanque Learn to play this French game that’s a cross between bocce ball and

Hooked On Books

horseshoes. It’s fun and easy, and no experience is required.

If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great group to join. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

LOCATION Back Patio, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Every 2nd and 4th Tue

2:00pm-4:00pm

Pinochle

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun

Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm

6/6

afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play.

Investment Discussion Group

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

$1 Drop-In

Every Mon

12:00pm-3:30pm

ScreenTime Enjoy watching feature-length films which are followed by a discussion. You’ll view a variety of films featuring biographies,

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

musical programs, history, and documentaries. If you wish, your

$1 Drop-In

volunteer coordinator is happy to stay for an informal discussion

Tue 1:30pm-3:00pm

6/20

afterwards with any members of the audience who wish to share

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

their thoughts and ideas about that day’s program. Meets the

$1 Drop-In

second Monday of the month.

Tue

1:30pm-3:00pm

7/18, 8/15

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

6/12, 7/10, 8/14

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Adults 50+ Sing-a-Long If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each

ADULTS 50+ SERVICES

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

Hot Meals

musicals, and more.

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-Noon one day ahead for a reservation.

$1 Drop-In

Every Fri

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

9:30am-11:00am

$2: Suggested Donation

Snappy Cats

Mon-Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This group rehearses once

Fri 11:30am-12:30pm

each week and performs for area retirement communities.

No meals served 7/4

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Bus Passes

Free

Every Fri

County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk.

9:30am-11:00am

Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00am (8:30am June

Care Management

through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors club

The Care Manager can help you with a variety of senior resources,

membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter

services and information on senior topics. Care Management

Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

appointments are available at the Civic Park Community Center the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00am-11:30am. Call (925)

Tennis

943-5851 to schedule your appointment. Spanish or Cantonese

Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50.

appointments can be accommodated upon request.

Deaf Seniors Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative

Trivia Fan-Atics

speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call

Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good

California Relay Services, VOICE 1 (800) 735-2922 or TTY by calling

laugh while you exercise your brain? Then this is the activity for

1 (800) 735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-

you! Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a fun-filled

5851.

afternoon. This is a drop-in activity so no registration is required.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Free

$1 Drop-In

Every Wed

Wed

2:00pm-4:00pm

6/7, 7/5, 8/2

9:30am-4:00pm

Home Care Registry

Walking Buddies

Home Care Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach

Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time.

that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of

The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to

assistance. Call (925) 937-8311 for more information.

one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday hikes out of the area require consent of the coordinator. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. No Long Term Care

$2 Drop-In

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Insurance Counseling

Every Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:15am-12:00pm

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:15am-12:00pm

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counseling available at the WCSC.


Adults 50+ Office of Aging Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020.

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

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.

Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For JanuaryDecember, annual dues are only $15. Club members enjoy

Senior Peer Counseling Senior peer counseling is available for individual one-on-one, 45-minute counseling sessions the first three Thursdays of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services including blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income 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.

Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from 9:00am-10:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. (Please note: due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925) 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info Mondays Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge* Screentime: 1:00pm-3:00pn, Lounge*

Tuesdays Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:15pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room

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.

Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:15am, Lobby Petanque: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Patio* Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Assembly Hall

Wednesdays Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room*

Thursdays 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

SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates.

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AQUATICS CLARKE SWIM CENTER Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5856 • Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Certified Professional Lifeguards on duty  • Heated changing rooms and showers  • Rentable classroom  • Seasonal diving pool with 1- meter diving board 

Recreational Swimming

• Seasonal children’s pool  • Seasonal in water inflatable obstacle courses  • Vending machines 

Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all

• Shaded lounge area(s) 

times. Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any

• Rentable shaded picnic/party area  • Learn to Swim/enhance swimming skills & Water Safety Certification courses available

kind is prohibited. Clarke Swim Center*

FACILITY CLOSED

Weekdays: June 12 – Aug.18; Weekends: June 10 - September 5

June 3, 4, July 8, 9, August 5, 6, 12, 13

Mon- Fri 1:00pm – 4:30pm

WEEKEND HOURS

May 29, September 4 SPECIAL HOURS

July 4: Lap Swim 9am-3pm. Rec Swim 11am-3pm

Sat- Sun 12:00pm – 5:00pm

*See facility description for closure dates Larkey Swim Center

Weekdays: June 12 – Aug.18; Weekends: June 10 - September 5 July 4 close after 4pm Mon- Fri 12:30pm – 4:00pm Sat- Sun 12:00pm – 5:00pm Spray Park ONLY

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER

Mon-Thurs 10am-12pm

Newly renovated re-opens to the public June 12, 2017

*June 17, 24 Rec Swim 1:00pm – 5:00pm

M/Tu/Th/F 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Located by the Lindsay Wildlife Experience 2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5861

Lap Swimming

• Newly renovated 25yr x 25m heated pool • 1 meter diving board

All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of

• All Abilities Splash Pad with play deck and slides 

lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to

• Certified professional Lifeguards on duty 

accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any

• Renovated changing rooms with added amenities 

kind is prohibited. Fitness Center for use by adults, 18 and older.

• Family changing/restroom 

Closed toe shoes and clothing must be worn at all times.

• Outdoor showers 

Use at own risk.

• Rentable covered party area  • Shaded lounge area(s)  • Learn to swim/enhance swimming skills classes available

LAP SWIM (13yrs & older) Clarke Swim Center

June 12 – September 4, 2017 Monday - Friday

5:30am - 4:30pm

Monday - Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm Saturday - Sunday

11:00am - 5:00pm

*See facility description for closure dates

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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 & under)

$3.50

Youth (7-17)

$4.50

Adults (18 & older)

$6.00

Lap Swim (13 & older)

$6.00

Larkey Spray Park Only*

$2.00

*Spray Park Only admission available at designated times. See facility Recreational Swim hours on pg 86 for details.

SPLASH PASS AT CLARKE SWIM CENTER Allows use of in water inflatable obstacle courses and in/out privi-

Splish Splash Party Area Reservations Reserve table space for your pool side party at Clarke Swim Center. Rental includes 5 picnic tables under a covered area. Use of charcoal barbeque and access to refrigerator for food storage. Admission for up to 30 guests during fall recreational swimming hours. Packages starting at $185. Weekends: 12:00pm – 5:00pm Package information and reservations please call (925) 943-5899 ext. 2428 or email gerow@walnut-creek.org Looking for something inside? Poolside room rental also available throughout the year. Please call/email for pricing and availability.

FACILITY RENTAL PROGRAMS

leges during Recreational Swim hours.

Newly Renovated Larkey Swim Center is GREAT for end-of-the-

All Ages

Swim Centers are GREAT for summer day camp/care recreational

$2.00 with admission fee

Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

year private school parties, summer private swim parties. Both swimming opportunities. Call now to reserve your spot for hours of summer fun. Contact Karen Heaston-Martin at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2438 for more information. Space is limited so sign up early!

Valid at both Clarke & Larkey Swim Centers Children (6 and under)

$45.00

Age (7-17)

$60.00

Age (18 & older)

$73.50

Lap Swim (13yrs & Older)

$73.50

*Day Camp/Care Rec Swim

$60.00

(*Contact Heaston@walnut-creek.org for more info.)

Inflatable Pool Obstacle Courses! At Clarke Swim Center

Lap Swim/Fitness Center DISCOUNT Monthly Pass

These inflatable obstacle courses are sure to make this summer a

Monthly (based on 30 days) $65.00

goes above and beyond the swimming experience with climbing,

6 Month

(based on 182 days) $375.00

hurdling, racing, sliding and swinging for a splashing good time.

Annual

(based on 357 days) $714.00

Add these inflatable obstacle courses, park, picnic, and playground

fun and exciting recreational swimming experience. The adventure

access, to your day of swimming, for one low fee. $2 splash pass

SUMMER RECREATIONAL SWIM PASS

with admission.

Unlimited use during recreational swimming hours at both Clarke

THE DUAL RACER!

Swim Center and Larkey Swim Center. Valid: June 12, 2017–

The race is on! A spirited dash and splash on this exciting dual

September 4, 2017 Non-refundable, non-transferable.

race obstacle with hurdles, logs, biff bash poles, hole in the wall

Per Person

$70

and slide. Climb, crawl, race and finish with a SPLASH! THE gauntlet!

The gauntlet includes a bounce entry with a log obstacle, a cross

Purchase Rec Pass before June 11

tube to an arch and finish with a SWING & SPLASH. Challenge yourself and your friends on this deceptive test of balance and coordination. Get to the end and ride the thrilling rope swing to splash in the deep!

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Competitive Programs

Registration Information

Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

Registration begins May 15

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. Scan and email to: recreation@walnut-creek.org

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

Our Masters (ages 19-90) team is one of the finest and most fun

No phone-in registrations accepted! Registration form on page 99.

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 Please read the course descriptions and think carefully about the prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for his/her development. Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level.

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

Transfers between classes are at the discretion of aquatics staff.

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams

Parents may request transfers prior to the first day of the class.

in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic

An evaluation may take place the first – third day of a session.

champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program for all

Instructors reserve the right to re-place your child if needed.

ages and abilities. Head Coach: Kim Probst , www.aquanuts.org, (925) 934-4792

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.

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 creating an atmosphere where not only do swimmers improve but there is great family fun for everyone!

AQUATICS REFUNDS 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

www.walnutcreekswimclub.org,

but prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the

director@walnutcreekswimclub.org

$10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious

Exercise/Fitness Courses

Heaston@walnut-creek.org. (Doctor’s note is required. $10 service fee applies.) We do give refunds for weather or lack of student participation.

Water Aerobics Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required. Shallow water and deep water classes offered. All classes are 50 minutes long Location : Clarke Swim Center $66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7

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illness or injury, please call: (925) 943-5899, ext 2438 or email

Deep Water Classes: Mon/Wed/Fr

8:00am & 9:00am

Shallow Water Classes: Tue/Thu

8:00am

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Join Us for the Grand Opening of the renovated Larkey Swim Center! Saturday, June 10 See back cover for more details.


Aquatics

Swim Lessons A g e s 3 & ol d e r

Private Lessons $25

1 class

Days Vary

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. Instructors will vary. Mon 11:45am 4:00pm 4:25pm 7:20pm Tue 11:45am 4:00pm 4:25pm 7:20pm Wed 11:45am 4:00pm 4:25pm 7:20pm Thu 11:45am 4:00pm 4:25pm 7:20pm Sat 11:00am 11:25am

11:50am 12:15pm 12:40pm

Sun 11:00am 11:25am

$25

1 class

Mon 10:00am 10:35am 11:10am 11:45am Tue 10:00am 10:35am 11:10am 11:45am Wed 10:00am 10:35am 11:10am 11:45am Thu 10:00am 10:35am 11:10am 11:45am

6/19 36127 36156 36187 36219 6/20 36134 36164 36195 36226 6/21 36141 36171 36202 36233 6/22 36149 36179 36210 36241

6/26 36128 36157 36188 36218 6/27 36135 36165 36196 36227 6/28 36142 36172 36203 36234 6/29 36148 36180 36211 36242

6/24

7/15

36249 36256 36305

36250 36257

36311 36317

36306 36312 36318

7/3 36129 36158 36189 36220 7/4 ------------7/5 36279 36173 36204 36235 7/6 36150 36181 36212 36243 7/22 36251 36258

6/25 36263 36271

7/16 36264 36272

7/23 36265 36273

Days Vary

6/19 36521 36552 36583 36615 6/20 36529 36560 36591 36623 6/21 36536 36567 36598 36630 6/22 36544 36575 36606 36638

6/26 36522 36553 36584 36616 6/27 36530 36561 36592 36624 6/28 36537 36568 36599 36631 6/29 36545 36576 36607 36639

36307 36313 36319

7/10 36130 36159 36190 36221 7/11 36136 36166 36197 36228 7/12 36143 36174 36205 36236 7/13 36151 36182 36213 36244 7/29 36252 36259

7/17 36131 36160 36191 36222 7/18 36137 36167 36198 36229 7/19 36144 36175 36206 36237 7/20 36152 36183 36214 36245 8/19 36253 36260

7/24 36132 36161 36192 36223 7/25 36138 36168 36199 36230 7/26 36145 36176 36207 36238 7/27 36153 36184 36215 36246 8/26 36254 36261

7/30 36266 36274

36308 36314 36320

7/31 36133 36162 36193 36224 8/1 36139 36169 36200 36231 8/2 36146 36177 36208 36239 8/3 36154 36185 36216 36247

8/7 36471 36163 36194 36225 8/8 36140 36170 36201 36232 8/9 36147 36178 36209 36240 8/10 36155 36186 36217 36248

8/17 ---TBD TBD TBD 8/18 ---TBD TBD TBD 8/17 ---TBD TBD TBD 8/18 ---TBD TBD TBD

---TBD TBD TBD 8/25 ---TBD TBD TBD

36310 36316 36322

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8/20 36267 36275

8/27 36268 36276

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7/17 36525 36556 36587 36619 7/18 36532 36563 36594 36626 7/19 36540 36571 36602 36634 7/20 36548 36579 36610 36642

7/24 36526 36557 36588 36620 7/25 36533 36564 36595 36627 7/26 36541 36572 36603 36635 7/27 36549 36580 36611 36643

7/31 36527 36558 36589 36621 8/1 36534 36565 36596 36628 8/2 36542 36573 36604 36636 8/3 36550 36581 36612 36644

8/7 36528 36559 36590 36622 8/8 36535 36566 36697 36529 8/9 36543 36574 36605 36637 8/10 36551 36582 36613 36645

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36309 36315 36321

8/24

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larkey Swim Center

7/3 36523 36554 36585 36617 7/4 ------------7/5 36538 36569 36600 36632 7/6 36546 36577 36608 36640

7/10 36524 36555 36586 36618 7/11 36531 36562 36593 36625 7/12 36539 36570 36601 36633 7/13 36547 36578 36609 36641

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Swim Lessons

A GE S 3 - 7

Starfish

group Lessons

Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control, kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement. $75:

8 classes Mon-Thu clarke swim center

Session Times

I 6/196/29

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

10:00am 35962 35963 35964 10:35am 35966 35967 35968 11:10am 35970 35971 35972 11:45am 35974 35975 35976 5:00pm 35978 35979 35980 5:35pm 35982 35983 35984 6:10pm 35986 35987 35988 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4 $75 8 classes A.M. classes Mon-Thu Larkey Swim Center

Session Times

A GE S 6 m o S - 3 Y R s

Guppy Parent/toddler basic water orientation class. Both parent and toddler participate in this 25-minute class. Skills include water adjustment for parents and toddlers, holding techniques, entry and

I 6/196/29

IV 7/318/10

V 8/148/24

35965 35969 35973 35977 35981 35985 35989

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P.M. classes M/T/Th/F

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

10:00am 36401 36402 36403 10:35am 36405 36406 36407 4:10pm 36411 36412 36413 4:45pm 36415 36416 36417 5:20pm 36419 36420 36421 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4

IV 7/318/10 36404 36410 36414 36418 36422

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exit from the pool edge, games and songs. Floating, arm and leg movement, and breath control may also be included for older toddlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child. $57

8 classes Mon-Thu

Session Times

I 6/196/29

II 7/37/13*

Clarke Swim Center

III 7/177/27

10:35am ------10:40am 35944 35945 35946 5:40pm 35948 35949 35950 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4

IV 7/318/10

V 8/148/24

Sat** 6/178/26

--35947 35951

----35952

35953 -----

Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills. Fundamental skill building class. Students must be comfortable with floating on front and back with support and submerge head for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

$57 8 classes classes M/T/Th/F Larkey Swim Center

I 6/196/29

Seahorse

and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking,

**Sat session no class 7/8, 8/5, 8/12.

Session Times

A GE S 3 - 1 0

$75:

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

5:45pm 36400 36423 36424 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4

Session Times

IV 7/318/10 36425

8 classes Mon-Thu clarke swim center

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I 6/196/29

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

10:00am 35993 35994 35995 10:35am 35997 35998 35999 11:10am 36001 36002 36003 11:45am 36005 36006 36007 4:25pm 36009 36010 36011 5:00pm 36013 36014 36015 5:35pm 36017 36018 36019 6:10pm 36021 36022 36023 6:45pm 36025 36026 36027 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4

IV 7/318/10

V 8/148/24

35996 36000 36004 36008 36012 36016 36020 36024 36028

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continued

$75 8 classes A.M. classes Mon-Thu Larkey Swim Center

Session Times

I 6/196/29

P.M. classes M/T/Th/F

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

10:00am 36428 36429 36430 10:30am 36432 36433 36434 11:45am 36436 36437 36438 4:10pm 36440 36441 36442 4:45pm 36444 36445 36446 5:20pm 36448 36449 36450 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4

IV 7/318/10 36431 36435 36439 36443 36447 36451

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A GE S 4 - 1 2

Lobster Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills. Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs, and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective: introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back crawl. $75:

A GE S 5 - 1 2

Seal Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills. Increase endurance of front and back crawl. Students must be able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class

8 classes Mon-Thu clarke swim center

Session Times

I 6/196/29

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

10:00am 36032 36033 36034 10:35am 36036 36037 36038 11:10am 36040 36041 36042 11:45am 36044 36045 36046 4:25pm 36048 36049 36050 5:00pm 36052 36053 36054 5:35pm ------6:10pm 36056 36057 36058 6:45pm 36060 36061 36062 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4 $75 8 classes A.M. classes Mon-Thu Larkey Swim Center

Session Times

I 6/196/29

IV 7/318/10

V 8/148/24

36035 36039 36043 36047 36051 36055 --36059 36063

----------36064 --36065 36066

water, diving, and introduction of breaststroke and scissor kick. $75:

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P.M. classes M/T/Th/F

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

10:00am 36452 36453 36454 10:35am 36456 36457 36458 11:45am 36460 36461 36462 4:10pm 36464 36465 36466 4:45pm 36468 36472 36473 5:20pm 36475 36476 36477 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4

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8 classes Mon-Thu clarke swim center

Session Times

I 6/196/29

II 7/37/13*

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III 7/177/27

10:00am 36070 36071 36072 11:10am 36074 36075 36076 11:45am 36078 36079 36080 5:00pm 36082 36083 36084 5:35pm 36086 36087 36088 6:10pm ------6:45pm ------*Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4 $75 8 classes A.M. classes Mon-Thu Larkey Swim Center

IV 7/318/10 36455 36459 36463 36467 36474 36478

objective: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading

Session Times

I 6/196/29

IV 7/318/10

V 8/148/24

36073 36077 36081 36085 36089 -----

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P.M. classes M/T/Th/F

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

11:10am 36479 36480 36481 4:10pm 36483 36484 36485 5:55pm 36487 36488 36489 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4

IV 7/318/10 36482 36486 36490

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shark Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills. Polish key strokes and more endurance. Students must be able to swim at least 50 yards of free style, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and 25 yards of butterfly kick. Class objective: introduce students to butterfly arms, closed turns, speed turns and more diving. By the end of this course, we hope students will be swimming with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over a greater distance (200 yards). $75:

8 classes Mon-Thu clarke swim center

Session Times

I 6/196/29

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

IV 7/318/10

10:35am 6:45pm

36110 36114

36111 36115

36112 36116

36113 36117

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A GE S 6 - 1 4

$75 8 classes A.M. classes Mon-Thu Larkey Swim Center

Dolphin Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills. Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must

Session Times

be able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water for one minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and endurance. Introduce breast-stroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns

I 6/196/29

P.M. classes M/T/Th/F

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

11:10am 36509 36510 36511 5:55pm 36513 36514 36515 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4

IV 7/318/10 36512 36516

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and more diving. $75:

8 classes Mon-Thu clarke swim center

Session Times

I 6/196/29

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

IV 7/318/10

V 8/148/24

10:00am 11:10am 6:10pm 6:45pm

36097 36101 36105 ---

36098 36102 36106 ---

36099 36103 36107 ---

36100 36104 36108 ---

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Adult/Teen ---------

*Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4 $75 8 classes A.M. classes Mon-Thu Larkey Swim Center

I 6/196/29

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

IV 7/318/10

11:10am 11:45am 4:45pm 5:55pm

36491 36495 36501 36505

36492 36498 36502 36506

36493 36499 36503 36507

36994 36500 36504 36508

Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill level. $75:

8 classes Mon-Thu clarke swim center

Session Times

P.M. classes M/T/Th/F

Session Times

A GE S 1 5 & ol d e r

I 6/196/29

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

6:45pm 36118 36119 36120 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4

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Session Times

I 6/196/29

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P.M. classes M/T/Th/F

II 7/37/13*

III 7/177/27

5:55pm 36517 36518 36519 *Session II fee pro-rated. No class 7/4

90

IV 7/318/10

IV 7/318/10 36520

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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

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WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LifetimeActivities.COM • (925) 945-0105 • Registration begins May 15, 2017 • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm • Register on line at www.LifetimeActivities.com or in the•office. • Two 6-week summer sessions run throughout the summer..

Adult Tennis

ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older) Sessions are 6 weeks long • Target ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Tuesday, July 4 Level Day Time Session 1 Fee Session 2 Cardio Wednesday 8:00-9:00am 6/14-7/19 $108R/$119NR 7/26-8/30 Cardio Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm 6/14-7/19 $108R/$119NR 7/26-8/30 Cardio Sunday 8:00-9:00am 6/18-7/23 $108R/$119NR 7/30-9/3 Beginning Adult Monday 8:00-9:00am 6/12-7/17 $108R/$119NR 7/24-8/28 Beginning Adult Monday 7:30-9:00pm 6/12-7/17 $162R/$178NR 7/24-8/28 Beginning Adult Thursday 8:00-9:00am 6/15-7/20 $108R/$119NR 7/27-8/31 Beginning Adult Saturday 11:00-12:00pm 6/17-7/22 $108R/$119NR 7/29-9/2 Beginning Adult Sunday 11:30-1:00pm 6/18-7/23 $162R/$178NR 7/30-9/3 Advanced Beginning Adult Monday 8:00-9:00am 6/12-7/17 $108R/$119NR 7/24-8/28 Advanced Beginning Adult Monday 7:30-9:00pm 6/12-7/17 $162R/$178NR 7/24-8/28 Advanced Beginning Adult Thursday 8:00-9:00am 6/15-7/20 $108R/$119NR 7/27-8/31 Advanced Beginning Adult Thursday 6:30-8:00pm 6/15-7/20 $162R/$178NR 7/27-8/31 Advanced Beginning Adult Sunday 1:00-2:00pm 6/18-7/23 $108R/$119NR 7/30-9/3 Intermediate/Advanced Adult Monday 6:00-7:30pm 6/12-7/17 $162R/$178NR 7/24-8/28 Intermediate/Advanced Adult Tuesday* 7:30-9:00pm 6/13-7/18* $135R/$149NR 7/25-8/29 Intermediate/Advanced Adult Wednesday 12:00-1:30pm 6/14-7/19 $162R/$178NR 7/26-8/30 Intermediate/Advanced Adult Thursday 6:30-8:00pm 6/15-7/20 $162R/$178NR 7/27-8/31 Intermediate/Advanced Adult Friday 12:00-1:00pm 6/16-7/21 $108R/$119NR 7/28-9/1 Intermediate/Advanced Adult Saturday 8:00-9:00am 6/17-7/22 $108R/$119NR 7/29-9/2 Intermediate/Advanced Adult Sunday 4:00-5:30pm 6/18-7/23 $162R/$178NR 7/30-9/3 Advanced Adult Wednesday 8:00-9:00am 6/14-7/19 $108R/$119NR 7/26-8/30 Advanced Adult Thursday 6:30-8:00pm 6/15-7/20 $162R/$178NR 7/27-8/31 Advanced Adult Saturday 10:00-11:00am 6/17-7/22 $108R/$119NR 7/29-9/2 Advanced Adult Saturday 6:00-7:00pm 6/17-7/22 $108R/$119NR 7/29-9/2 Advanced Adult Sunday 3:00-4:00pm 6/18-7/23 $108R/$119NR 7/30-9/3 Late Night Drill Monday 9:00-10:00pm 6/12-7/17 $108R/$119NR 7/24-8/28 Late Night Drill Wednesday 9:00-10:00pm 6/14-7/19 $108R/$119NR 7/26-8/30 Backhand/Net Game Friday 1:00-2:00pm 6/16-7/21 $108R/$119NR 7/28-9/1 Backhand/Net Game Saturday 3:00-4:00pm 6/17-7/22 $108R/$119NR 7/29-9/2 Doubles Strategy Monday 6:00-7:30pm 6/12-7/17 $162R/$178NR 7/24-8/28 Doubles Strategy Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm 6/14-7/19 $108R/$119NR 7/26-8/30 Mixed Drill & Play Tuesday* 8:00-9:00am 6/13-7/18* $90R/$99NR 7/25-8/29 Mixed Drill & Play Tuesday* 6:00-7:30pm 6/13-7/18* $135R/$149NR 7/25-8/29 Ladies 3.5+ Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm 6/14-7/19 $162R/$178NR 7/26-8/30 Ladies Drill & Play Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm 6/14-7/19 $108R/$119NR 7/26-8/30 Men’s Advanced Drill Thursday 8:00-10:00pm 6/15-7/20 $216R/$238NR 7/27-8/31 Men’s 3.5+ Thursday 8:00-10:00pm 6/15-7/20 $216R/$238NR 7/27-8/31 Super Seniors 55+ Friday 8:00-9:00am 6/16-7/21 $108R/$119NR 7/28-9/1 Mixed Doubles League Friday 12:00-1:30pm 6/16-7/21 $36R/$40NR 7/28-9/1 Specialty Shot Saturday 1:30-3:00pm 6/17-7/22 $162R/$178NR 7/29-9/2 Serve & Return Saturday 12:30-1:30pm 6/17-7/22 $108R/$119NR 7/29-9/2

adult PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 16 & Older)

Fee $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$178NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $108R/$119NR $36R/$40NR $162R/$178NR $108R/$119NR

Sessions are 6 weeks long • R=Resident,

NR=Non Resident • Target ratio is 8:1 Level Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Match Play & Strategy Match Play & Strategy

Day Thursday Friday Thursday Friday Thursday Friday

Time 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm

Session 1 6/15-7/20 6/16-7/21 6/15-7/20 6/16-7/21 6/15-7/20 6/16-7/21

Fee $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

Session 2 7/25-8/29 7/28-9/1 7/25-8/29 7/28-9/1 7/25-8/29 7/28-9/1

Fee $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

Group Pickleball Lessons: $80 for group of 4 people (1hour). Single private lessons $45 (45 min) or $249 for a 6-pack. Please call the office at 925-945-0105 for more details Registration: Online at lifetimeactivities.com or in person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center. For more information, Please Call: (925) 945-0105 92

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tennis

Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6)

Sessions are 6 weeks long Target ratio is 5:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Tuesday, July 4 Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Tuesday* Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Sunday

Time 5:15-6:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am 9:15-10:00am 2:00-2:45pm

Session 1 6/13-7/18* 6/15-7/20 6/16-7/21 6/17-7/22 6/18-7/23 6/18-7/23

Fee $75R/$83NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR

Session 2 7/25-8/29 7/27-8/31 7/28-9/1 7/29-9/2 7/30-9/3 7/30-9/3

Fee $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR

Fee $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

Session 2 7/24-8/28 7/26-8/30 7/27-8/31 7/27-8/31 7/29-9/2 7/29-9/2 7/30-9/3

Fee $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 • *No classes on Tuesday, July 4 Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:00pm 3:00-4:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 3:30-4:30pm 9:00-10:00am 4:00-5:00pm 3:00-4:00pm

Session 1 6/12-7/17 6/14-7/19 6/15-7/20 6/15-7/20 6/17-7/22 6/17-7/22 6/18-7/23

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9) Sessions are 6 weeks long Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2 days offered per session • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Pay

Day Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Time 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:30-12:30pm 11:30-12:30pm

Session 1 6/12-7/17 6/14-7/19 6/16-7/21 6/17-7/22 6/18-7/23

Fee $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

Session 2 7/24-8/28 7/26-8/30 7/28-9/1 7/29-9/2 7/30-9/3

Fee $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15) Sessions are 6 weeks long Target ratio is 8:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Tuesday, July 4 Level Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (10-15) (4:1) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) (4:1) Youth Tennis (10-15)

Day Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:30pm 4:30-6:00pm 10:00-11:30am 2:00-3:30pm 10:00-11:30am 6:00-7:00pm 12:00-1:30pm 5:00-6:00pm 12:30-2:00pm

Session 1 6/15-7/20 6/16-7/21 6/17-7/22 6/17-7/22 6/18-7/23 6/14-7/19 6/17-7/22 6/17-7/22 6/18-7/23

Fee $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR $126R/$139NR

Session 2 7/27-8/31 7/28-9/1 7/29-9/2 7/29-9/2 7/30-9/3 7/26-8/30 7/29-9/2 7/29-9/2 7/30-9/3

Fee $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR $126R/$139NR $132R/$145NR $126R/$139NR

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-15) Sessions are 6 weeks long Target ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Drop-In rate $30R/$33NR • *No classes on Tuesday, July 4 Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development

Day Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Time 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 2:00-4:00pm

Session 1 6/14-7/19 6/16-7/21 6/17-7/22 6/18-7/23

youth PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 7-15)

Fee $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR

Session2 7/26-8/30 7/28-9/1 7/29-9/2 7/30-9/3

Fee $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR

Sessions are 6 weeks long • R=Resident, NR=Non

Resident • Target ratio is 8:1 Level Youth Beginning Youth Intermediate

Day Friday Friday

Time 4:00-5:00pm 5:00-6:00pm

Session 1 6/16-7/21 6/16-7/21

Fee $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

Session 2 7/28-9/1 7/28-9/1

Fee $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

Group Pickleball Lessons: $80 for group of 4 people (1hour). Single private lessons $45 (45 min) or $249 for a 6-pack. Please call the office at 925-945-0105 for more details

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

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Open Space

Open Space

Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. If you are bringing a group of five or more then

Ranger-Led Programs

reservations are required for all programs. Pets are not permitted at ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most programs are 1 – 1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Please contact the ranger listed for more information. Open Space maps are available

Night Hike in the Open Space Friday June 9, time and place TBD

at ranger stations or by sending a message including your mailing

It’s a wonderful night for an under the full moon walk with Ranger

address to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Frazier in the Open Space. This will be a great opportunity to explore nocturnal activities of our resident wildlife. The time and location for the meeting site will be sent to those who RSVP for the program. Due to the popularity of this program and public safety concerns reservations are required and space is limited. For more information on this program and to make reservations please contact Ranger Frazier at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

Lime Ridge Quarries Sunday June 18, 8:00 to 9:30 am, Lime Ridge Open Space Do you know how Lime Ridge got its name? This ranger led hike will explore the old quarries as we discuss the history of this

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popular Open Space. Put on your hiking boots and grab some water and a hat for this walk into the past while observing the

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present. No reservations and no fees are required. Meet Ranger

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Janke at the parking lot at the end of Valley Vista Road across from

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Boundary Oak Golf Course. For more information contact Ranger

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Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

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Open Space Night Hike in the Open Space (The Sequel) Saturday July 8, time and place TBD It’s a wonderful night for an under the full moon walk with Ranger Frazier in the Open Space. What a great time to explore nocturnal wildlife. The time and location for the meeting site will be sent to those who RSVP for the program. Due to the popularity of this program and public safety concerns reservations are required and space is limited. For more information on this program and to make reservations please contact Ranger Frazier at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

Lime Ridge Hike Sunday July 16, 9:00 to 10:30 am, Lime Ridge Open Space Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a hat. It’s time to Join Ranger Art Janke on a guided hike into incredible Lime Ridge. The trails pass through oak woodlands, grasslands and inland scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of animals. Every month there’s something new to see and share. Meet the Ranger at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required and there is no fee but donations are always gladly accepted. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Howe History Tour Sunday August 6, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Howe Homestead Community Park From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as an

Horny Toads! Fact or Fiction, Lizard or Toad? Sunday July 23, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Lime Ridge Open Space

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. Howe Homestead is at 2950 Walnut Boulevard.

What in the world is a horny toad? Is it a toad, lizard, or tiny

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dinosaur!? They do exist and we will go out in search of this

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elusive reptile. We will discuss what they are, where they live, what they eat, and why they have become a rarity in our part of California. Join us on a two mile hike up Lime Ridge in search of this fascinating creature. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Valley Vista Road across from Boundary Oak Golf Course. Bring water, sunscreen, and wear a hat. Reservations are not required and there is no fee for this program. For more information contact Ranger Bylin at bylin@walnut-creek.org.

The Rattlesnake, Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself. Sunday September 24, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Old Borges Ranch Carriage Barn Are you terrified of rattlesnakes? Are you afraid to hike in our open space during “snake season?” There’s no need to be. This program will inform you how to be snake safe while exploring. We will be learning about this misunderstood creature that inhabits our open space and learning fascinating facts that will help promote a new respect toward this incredible snake. The program will begin in the 1903 Carriage Barn and then we will explore the Borges Ranch area in search of the western rattlesnake. Meet Ranger Bylin in the

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no fee for this program. For more information contact Ranger Bylin

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Open Space September Walk: Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday September 9, 8:00 to 10:00 am Lime Ridge offers a variety of habitats for birds. Our hike will take us through grasslands, chaparral, oak woodlands and buckeye groves. With the different plant communities we never know what might show up. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Valley Vista Road across from Boundary Oak Golf Course

Old Borges Ranch “Historic” Open House Sundays July 9, August 13 and September 10, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Saturdays July 22, August 26 and September 23, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space Join us at the ranch as we open the doors to the Historic Ranch House for you to tour at your own leisure. An open space ranger will be on hand to answer any of your questions while you tour the house and grounds at your own pace and learn what life was like on the ranch for the Borges family. Contact Ranger Bylin at

On-Going Programs

bylin@walnut-creek.org for more information.

Farm Animal Fun at Borges Ranch Monthly Beginning Bird Walks Curious about what kind of birds are flying all over the place?

Sunday August 26, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space

Our beginning bird walks are the place to learn. Don’t be shy or

Come on up to Old Borges Ranch and discover what it takes to

embarrassed to join us. Just show up with binoculars, a note pad,

care for our farm animals. You will get to assist the ranch staff

and a bird book and let the learning begin. Contact Ranger Bylin at

in their daily farm animal chores and meet some of the Pleasant

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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 dairy goats, and learn how and what we feed all the animals.

July Walk: Howe Homestead Park Saturday July 8, 8:00 to 10:00 am Join us for a leisurely birding stroll around Howe Homestead Park.

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@walnut-creek.org

This wonderful pocket park often turns up some wonderful birds. If time permits we will head up the Kovar Trail leading into Shell Ridge Open Space. Meet at Howe Homestead Park.

August Walk: Borges Ranch Saturday August 12, 8:00 to 10:00 am We will bird the ranch and riparian woodlands around the Bob Pond area in search of orioles, kingbirds and other summer visitors. This location provides great edge areas between grasslands and woodlands that create excellent habitat for a wide variety of birds. Meet under the windmill at Borges Ranch.

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lesher center for the arts

Material Girls On view now through June 4, 2017 This show profiles two nationally known artists whose work has had little exposure in the Bay Area. Material Girls presents the work of Lynn Aldrich (Los Angeles) and Sabina Ott (Chicago), artists who work intensely with everyday, banal materials and transform them into distinctive artworks. Material Girls will focus on the Sabina Ott, why is a pale white not paler than blue, 2013, mixed media, courtesy of Aspect/Ratio Gallery.

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artists’ process and capacity to transform familiar materials or objects into large-scale artworks—with a touch of humor.

Sweet n Low: An International Show of Cute June 22 – September 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6:00-8:00pm The artists in Sweet n Low extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. Artwork ranges from kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes to Japanese anime and contemporary Pop Art. We’ll be unleashing the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth Margaret Keane, Girl with Cat, 1972, lithograph print, courtesy of Keane Eyes Gallery.

and beyond in the gallery this summer!

Public Art Walking Tours: Third Saturdays (Apr – Nov), 11:00am – 12:00pm

Call (925) 295-1400 to schedule an audition

Join the Bedford Gallery Docents on a walking tour of Walnut Creek’s wonderful Public Art collection. Admission is $5 and includes a free pass to the Bedford Gallery. Tours meet in front of the Lesher Center at 11:00am. Benjamino Bufano, Hand of Peace, 1967.

For more details on all of the exciting programs and events 1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek

listed above visit www.bedfordgallery.org, email galleryinfo@ bedfordgallery.org, or call (925) 295-1417.

(925) 943-7469

Bedford Gallery receives generous funding from the Lesher

www.LesherARTScenter.org

Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, and Diablo Regional Arts Association.

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Registration where we are

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.CommunityArts.org

fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 944-3598 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park.

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Standards of behavior For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the City of Walnut Creek expects all participants and spectators to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. equal opportunity The City of Walnut Creek does not discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission to, treatment in or employment in City of Walnut Creek programs and activities. For information about Walnut Creek’s equal opportunity policies, the process for filing of grievances or to request a copy of the City’s grievance procedures, contact ADA Liaison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation Dept ............................................................. 925.943.5848 Center for Community Arts...................................................925.943.5846 Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm ................. 925.943.5856 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Field Conditions Hotline ........................................................ 925.256.3574 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531

CLASS LocationS Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Delta Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Elsie Green House & Home, 2954 Treat Blvd, Concord, 94518 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Park Place, 1395 Civic Drive, 94596 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, 94519 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Walnut Creek Tennis Center ..................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Rich Carlston, Mayor; Justin Wedel, Mayor Pro Tem; Loella Haskew; Cindy Silva; Kevin Wilk Interim City Manager Fran Robustelli Director of Arts & Recreation Kevin Safine Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Anita Sagastegui Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Robert Kearsley; Ian McLaughlin; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

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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:

(925)943-5846 | www.CommunityArts.org

Preston Jones (925) 256-3531 or pjones@walnut-creek.org.


Registration Registration begins May 15

REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK)

ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME

M/F

DOB

ACTIVITY NAME

ACCOUNT #

CLASS #

2ND CHOICE

START DATE

CLASS #

START DATE

EXP DATE

FEE

TOTAL

AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in the activities and agree on behalf of myself, or minor child, that I assume the risk of accident, injuries or property damage sustained from any cause in connection with my (or my child’s) participation in the activities. I voluntarily release and hold harmless the City (including its officers, agents, employees and volunteers) from any liability for an accident, injury or property damage (except to the extent cause by the City’s active negligence or willful misconduct). I understand that I am responsible for the registration policies and procedures outlined in the brochure. I also understand that the City reserves the right to photograph activities and participants; those photos remain the City’s property for potential future use for publicity or promotional purposes. Dated

Signature

Please indicate whether: Parent

Participant

Guardian

policies RefundS/credit S

• All credits on account are valid

• Supply fees are payable to the

with disabilities to participate in

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

our programs. If you have any spe-

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include supply fees with

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

your registration fees.

accommodations, please call (925)

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

943-5858.

• Refunds will be considered if

• Refund policies may vary for 50+

der $15 that are eligible for refund

requests are submitted up to seven

(Seniors) programs.

will be remitted upon request. • For payment plans (annual

days prior to the first day of class. • For withdrawal requests received

fees

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

•All courses and camp registra-

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

tions include a $3 administrative

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

processing fee.

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

• Fees must be paid in full at time

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

of registration by cash, money

prior to any scheduled payment

class meeting are subject to partial

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

payable to the City of Walnut

rated course fees.

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

• No refund requests are accepted

program description.

after the last class meeting.

• All payments are processed upon

donations If you wish to make a taxdeductible donation to Center for Community Arts or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Center for Community Arts Scholarships are being accepted

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City

for Summer 2017. The deadline is May 19, 2017. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

receipt.

of Walnut Creek encourages those

Waiting lists

CANCELLATIONs

MAKE -UP CLASSes

QUESTIONS

Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified.

A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available.

Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

www.WalnutCreekRec.org | (925)943-5858

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Grand Opening of Renovated Larkey Swim Center Saturday, June 10, 11am to 4pm 2771 Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek Free admission to the renovated pool, including the new all abilities spray ground and fun activities for families. Plus, purchase your discounted summer recreational swim passes to use the rest of the season!

Movies Under the Stars! Bring your family for these special outdoor movie screenings. Movies begin at dusk, please do not bring pets. For further information: (925) 943-5858 or WalnutCreekRec.org. Saturday, June 3 Tice Valley Park

Sing

Friday, July 14 Civic Park

The Secret Life of Pets

Friday, August 4 Heather Farm Park

Finding Dory

Friday, August 25 Civic Park

Grease

Walnut Creek Arts + Recreation • Bedford Gallery • Boundary Oak Golf Course • Center for Community Arts • Center REPertory Company • Lesher Center for the Arts • Walnut Creek Aquatics • Walnut Creek Recreation Learn more at walnut-creek.org/ArtsAndRec

City of Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec - Summer 2017  

Summer 2017 course catalog for Walnut Creek Recreation and Center for Community Arts (formerly Civic Arts Education).

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