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VOLUME N o 3 FALL 2012

CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

RECREATION

Get digital with High Def Moviemaking.

Fall registration begins August 8.

Ages 8+ can try Acrylics & Oils, Fashion Design or Teen Clay.

New LEGO and Science & Technology classes for kids.

Kids and adults will enjoy Brazilian Drums, Instant Chorus or Beatles for Guitar.

We offer year-round lap and recreational swimming and Fall swim lessons.


Welcome While the calendar kicks off with January 1, it is fall that brings the excitement of a new year of learning. The promise of

Together we create a better community through services that strenghten heart, mind and body.

learning new things isn’t limited to the young, however. Our Arts and Recreation classes offer learning opportunities for every age and interest. Take some time to browse through this issue and see what fresh avenues beckon to be explored. Whether it’s

Year-Round Preschool offered at three locations!

trying out something for the first time,

Our Fine Arts Preschool, Heather

or returning to a favorite hobby, there

Farm and Civic Park Preschool offer

is sure to be something that rekindles

well-rounded, nurturing, developmen-

that excitement of going back to

tally age-appropriate programs and

school. And of course, there are plenty

curriculums for young children ages

of enrichment activities for youth as

24 to 60 months. We offer hands-on

well.

learning opportunities that develop and

While many of us were enjoying the

cognitive capabilities through creative

fine summer weather, the Community

learning experiences. Group activities

Service Day organizing committee has

include the arts, with small focus groups

been hard at work getting ready for the 2nd Annual Community Service Day, set for Saturday, October 6th. Last year, more than 1,000 volunteers worked on 42 projects, doing everything from painting the parking lot for Meals on Wheels to cleaning debris out of creeks. This year, organizers are working with schools, service clubs and non-profits to come up with dozens of half-day projects that need our help. Look for more information about Community Service Day in the Fall Nutshell newsletter or at www.walnut-creek.org/service. Ken Nordhoff, City Manager

expand social/emotional, physical, and

exploring pre-math, science, and early language/literacy experiences.

Visit www.arts-ed.org or call 935.943.5846 for more information

Discover

all Walnut Creek has to offer on foot. Join the Walnut Creek Walks Challenge!

www.walnut-creek.org/Walks (925) 943-5895


Arts CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-8 Youth | Adult |

gLASS 28-29 Adult |

DANCE 23-26 Youth | Adult |

JEWELRY 29 Adult |

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 33-34 Youth | Adult |

MUSIC 17-22 Youth | Adult |

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 30-32 Adult |

preschool 2

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 9-17 Youth | Adult | exhibition calendar 35

Youth theatre company 26-27 Youth | FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 36-37

Rec adults 50+ Resources 66-70 Adults 50+ | AQUATICS 60-64 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | DOG/PET CARE 57-58 Adults | FOOD & COOKING 56-57 Youth | Adults | HEALTH & FITNESS 40-44 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | MARTIAL ARTS 54 Youth | Adults |

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 50-53 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 55 Youth | SOCIAL DANCE 47-49 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SPECIALIZED RECREATION 65 Youth | Adults | SPORTS 44-47 & 58-59 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | TENNIS 71-73 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

OPEN SPACE 74-75 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

+ more facilities 79 GOLF 78 INDEX 82

Lesher center for the arts 83 Map 76 PRESCHOOL 2 REGISTRATION 80-81


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Civic Arts Education One of Northern California’s largest community arts education programs, the city’s CAE programs reach over 7,000 students of all ages and backgrounds each year with 180 artists providing 680 classes, workshops, master classes, year-long programs, performances, exhibits, art sales and events. The mission is to create engaging arts opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds that instruct, inspire and ignite.

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6 Youth 7-8

Adult

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Open Studio

DANCE 23-25 Youth 26

Adult

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 33

Youth

33-34 Adult DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 30-32 Adult DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 9-11

Youth

11-17 Adult 17

Open Studio

EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 35 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 36-37 GLASS 28-29 Adult JEWELRY 29

Adult

MUSIC 17-22 Youth 18-22 Adult PRESCHOOL 2 YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY 26-27 Youth

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

AGES 5-16

Clay for Homeschoolers Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. Come see what you can learn to make: cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals, bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and assistance for students with different needs. LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Clay for Homeschoolers (Ages 5-8) INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar $114: 10 classes

Class 20868

Wed

10:30am-12:00pm

9/12-11/14

Clay for Homeschoolers (Ages 8-16) INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale $151: 10 classes

Class 20735

Tue

10:30am-12:30pm

9/11-11/13

AGES 7-10

Clay Works One A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot 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 $103: 9 classes

Class 20729

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

9/10-11/5

AGES 12-17

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding AGES 4-6

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

Clay Play: Little Worlds

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding

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

($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay).

versatile and forgiving mediums. It is a great introduction for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live;

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

flowers, trees, or a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques:

$126: 10 classes

pinch, coil, slab, squeeze.

Class 20707

Wed

4:30pm-6:30pm

9/12-11/14

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Class 20708

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

9/13-11/15

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $100: 9 classes

Class 20730 6

techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee due at first class

Mon

3:45pm-4:45pm

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

Ceramics Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes, student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form.

$188: 10 classes

Class 20701

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/13-11/15

Ceramics (Beg/Int) INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend

$188: 10 classes

first class.

Class 20704

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/13-11/15

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Ceramics (Beg-Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee $188: 10 classes

Class 20702

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

9/8-11/10

Ceramics (Beg/Int) INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade $178: 9 classes

Class 20696

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/10-11/5

Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade $178: 9 classes

Class 20697

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/10-11/5

NEW | Master Potter Workshop: Matthew Metz and Linda Sikora

Ceramics (Int/ADV) INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

In conjunction with their joint exhibition at Trax Gallery,

$178: 9 classes

Class 20698

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/10-11/5

shop focusing on the methods and materials current in each of between a celebration of the pragmatic and an indulgence of

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

the decorative. Mathew’s vases, plates, cups and boxes are

$188: 10 classes

Tue

Matthew Metz and Linda Sikora will present a one-day worktheir practices. Both work with pottery form that moves

Ceramics (Beg)

Class 20699

A D U LT

vehicles for an evolving repertoire of images generated through 7:00pm-10:00pm

9/11-11/13

various ‘ceramic’ based drawing methods, most of which occur in the wet to dry clay state. Linda’s work focuses on open and

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

covered forms with storage jars and teapots as a consistent

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton

interest. Her surfaces are often addressed with painted/applied

$188: 10 classes

polychrome glaze. Meaning and motivation behind their work

Class 20700

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

9/12-11/14

will be discussed and presented through presentation of images. Bring a pot luck dish to share. Co-sponsored by Walnut

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Creek Clay Arts Guild and Trax Gallery.

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

INSTRUCTOR : Matthew Metz, Linda Sikora

$188: 10 classes

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 21106

Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/12-11/14

$81: 1 class $46: CAG Fee

Class 20713

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

11/17

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Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT

A D U LT

Intro to Sculpture

Handbuilding with Soft Slabs (Beg-Adv)

More fully understand the process of working with clay and

Explore a broad variety of techniques and ideas for creating works

constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

with soft slabs of clay! Garden vessels, dinnerware and wall reliefs

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation,

will be among the projects in this course. A variety of surface

form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image

treatments will be used. Bring a sketchbook to the first class.

presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques include pinch, slab, coil and solid handbuilding methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $188: 10 classes

addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

Class 20709

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/13-11/15

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

A D U LT

$188: 10 classes

Class 20705

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

9/11-11/13

Class 20706

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/11-11/13

NEW | Dinnerware (Int/Adv) This class will focus on making tableware and will conclude with a pot luck dinner served on only what we have made. Learn the specifics of making one complete place setting: bowls, casseroles,

A D U LT

Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Beg-Adv) Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs. Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and

serving dishes, cups, goblets and teapots. Each week will focus on different tableware items. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of

$188: 10 classes

extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving,

Class 20716

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/14-11/16

stamp images and relief designs. A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Open Studio Ceramics

$178: 9 classes

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised

Class 20712

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

9/16-11/11

studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students to enhance and share skills. Hours may be adjusted at CAE’s discretion. Check Studio for current open studio hours;

A D U LT

closed holidays. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase

Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv) Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both hand-

clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the fee. Discounted open studio fee and other benefits for Clay Arts Guild members. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes.

built and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku firing

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and terra sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work. Note:

$140: Non-Members $80: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Students participate in the firing process and must be

Class 20703

physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable

No class 11/12

9/8-11/16

students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after second class. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios INSTRUCTOR : James Newton $229: 10 classes

Class 20710

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/14-11/16

Ceramics studio information

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

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

AGES 4-6

I Can Do It Art Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore: paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc., as you draw, paint, and explore new mediums. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $68: 5 classes

Class 20725

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/12-10/10

Class 20726

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

9/12-10/10

Class 20727

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

10/17-11/14

Class 20728

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

10/17-11/14

AGES 5-7

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques 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 have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $86: 10 classes Additional Youth Art Courses are in the following sections: Decorative Fiber Arts pg. 33, Music pgs. 17-22, Dance pgs. 23–26, and Drama pgs. 26-27.

Class 20779

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/12-11/14

Class 20782

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

9/12-11/14

AGES 6-7

Collage & Construction

AGES 1½-3

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore social, physical, language development and parent education. Exploration activities including music and movement, tactile and visual art exploration and circle activities will be offered each session.

to try anything. Step away from the usual approach to art and let your materials tell you what to make.

$86: 10 classes

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 1½-2) $105: 10 classes

9:00am-10:15am

dimensional compositions. This class is for those who are willing

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Fri

combine found materials to make dramatic two- and three-

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

Class 20777

Bring your imagination and an open mind. Learn to arrange and

Class 20738

Fri

4:45pm-5:45pm

9/14-11/16

9/14-11/16

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 2-3) $122: 10 classes

Class 20778

Fri

10:30am-12:00pm

9/14-11/16

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 6-7

AGES 6-8

Paint Box Open the paint box and find a world where your imagination will

Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing

lead you to discover new and exciting ways to use paints. Use

‘Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk.’--Paul Klee. Learn the

tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing

fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture,

to develop a sense of composition, color and design. Learn more

contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still

about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects

lifes, landscapes, cityscapes, all of which serve to expose students

to a simpler form and creating texture with pattern and repetition.

to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal. Ideal for

Students repeating this class will have extended projects that pro-

students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover

vide further independent growth and development in the medium.

the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

growth and development in the medium.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

$86: 10 classes

Class 20731

Fri

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/14-11/16

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $81: 9 classes

Class 20732

AGES 6-8

Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning. Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored,

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/10-11/5

AGES 8-16

NEW | Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio for Homeschoolers

along with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil,

For children who have had some painting experience and are

pen and ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating

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

students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with

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

instructor.

composition will be explored.

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$88: 10 classes

$106: 10 classes

Class 20737

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/11-11/13

Class 20781

Fri

1:00pm-2:30pm

9/14-11/16

$10 supply fee due at first class. AGES 6-8

Drawing & Painting from Nature Emphasis on encouraging each child’s unique self-expression as they discover the beauty and joy found in natural forms. Learn skills necessary to drawing animals and natural objects using a variety of techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors and colored pencils students will observe and draw plants and animals from the Alexander Lindsay Museum (taxidermy). Completion of Primary Colors or a similar art class recommended.

articles of clothing, fabric, and assorted materials into new oneof-a-kind pieces: shirt, pants, jacket, hat or even wall hangings. Students will explore patterns, putting pieces together by various methods using fasteners such as grommets, sewing with thread, safety pins, fabric glue, knot-tying and much more. Create your

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

$81: 9 classes

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Create new and innovative fashion designs by reassembling

INSTRUCTOR : Tanya Patrick

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Mon

Fashion Forward

new fashion forward garment or textile art piece.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

Class 20722

AGES 8-16

3:45pm-4:45pm

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$106: 10 classes

Class 20723

Thu

5:00pm-6:30pm

9/13-11/15


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 8-10

Cartooning: Character DevelopMENT & Video Game Concepts (Int/Adv) Create your own characters, make storyboards, create concepts for video games, develop dynamic perspectives along with creating plots and story lines. Develop or further develop your own heroes and villains using character modeling techniques from humorous cartoons to unique comic book styles including Manga action comics to the Marvel classics. INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $114: 10 classes

Class 20736

Tue

4:45pm-6:15pm

9/11-11/13

AGES 8-12

AGES 14-18

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio

Make Your Mark

For children who have had some painting experience and are interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and/or further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and composition will be explored. Completion of Paint Box or a similar art class recommended.

A visual art and design program for high-school artists from public, private or homeschooling runs 8 months once a week on Fridays. Teens are accepted through portfolio review. Professional working artists and designers guide students in creating personal meaning in their art as they learn about art

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

school or careers in art or design. Portfolios are created for the

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

3-section AP Studio Art format for Concentration, Breadth and

$106: 10 classes

Quality. Applications are due 9/17/12. For full information and

Class 20780

Thu

3:30pm-5:00pm

9/13-11/15

$10 supply fee due at first class.

application, visit http://www.arts-ed.org or contact Doug Rowe for portfolio requirements at 943-5899 x2471. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 11-17

$628: 27 classes

Teen Drawing & Painting

Class 20924

Fri

4:30pm-6:30pm

10/12-5/24

For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective and color. Students may work at the easel, initially focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex projects. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including acrylics, pastels, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice.

Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class using instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout

$140: 10 classes

Tue

Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int)

watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

Class 20733

A D U LT

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

4:15pm-6:15pm

$15 supply fee due at first class.

9/11-11/13

$137: 10 classes

Class 20831

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

9/11-11/13

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

A D U LT

Watercolor (Int/Adv) Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis upon learning a

Drawing Class: Explorations in Black & White Media

direct painting process, using principles of design, and your own

You can draw with confidence whether you are an adventurous

creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring

beginner or a seasoned artist. All experience levels are welcome in

reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

this class. We focus on traditional and contemporary approaches

coaching and critiques as needed.

to shading, value and perspective. A good drawing depends on a combination of good observation, a sense of play with materials,

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

and personal invention. We study different techniques with a

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

variety of black and white media and a variety of subjects.

$165: 10 classes

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

Class 20873

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

9/12-11/14

Class 20872

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/14-11/16

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $151: 9 classes

A D U LT

Printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Relief & Collograph

Class 20866

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/13-11/15

No class 10/4

An introduction to four traditional fine art printmaking forms: Monotype (unique single image prints), Etching/Intaglio (multiple prints from etched metal plates otherwise worked with tools), Relief (multiple prints made from cutting wood planks and linoleum and related materials), and Collograph (a hybrid form combining intaglio and relief methods). Students may opt to try all four forms or concentrate on one or two. More experienced artists may continue their development of any or all of the four printing approaches. A materials list will be distributed at the first class. INSTRUCTOR : Ruth Santee LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $163: 8 classes

Class 20907

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

9/13-11/1

$20 supply fee due at first class. A D U LT

Monday Morning Painting Primary focus is on the development of each student’s personal style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges and end of class critiques. All painting styles and subject matter are acceptable. Lessons focus on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $151: 9 classes

Class 20841

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/10-11/5

Mira m. white

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking ARTISTs MARKET

November 30 - December 2

Our Winter Artists’ Market will open on Friday, November 30, 5:00pm-9:00pm and continue through Sunday at the Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget Lane, and at the Clay Arts Studio E in downtown Civic Park. Shadelands hours on Saturday are 10:00am-8:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm. Civic Park hours on Saturday are 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm. The sale at Shadelands will feature all media, including drawings, paintings and printmaking, glass jewelry, pottery and sculpture, photography, textiles and more! Ceramics and sculpture will be featured in Civic Park.

A D U LT

A D U LT

Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv) Using still life and photo references both as inspiration and a

Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs (Oil/Acrylics)

learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes

and representation through demonstrations and individual

will include a variety of short demos, warm-ups, skills reviews,

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to

challenges and end of the class critiques. Bring supplies and be

interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs.

prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Beginners with

Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational

absolutely no knowledge of paints or painting should consider

manner. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums a prerequisite. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$165: 10 classes

$165: 10 classes

Class 20834

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

9/13-11/15

SPECIAL INTEREST

Class 20818

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/11-11/13

Class 20817

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

9/12-11/14

A D U LT

Mix Those Media!

A D U LT

Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics) Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance

Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual territory. Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results. Watercolor, acrylics, soft pastels, oil sticks/oil pastels, collage techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed media methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual projects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group cri-

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

tiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$151: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn

Class 20867

$128: 7 classes

No class 10/5

Class 20819

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/14-11/16

9/24-11/5

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

NEW | Figure & the Monotype Workshop Combine life drawing from a model with the painterly and versatile medium of Monotype printmaking! This workshop introduces the classic ‘black field manner’ of painting and drawing on the

Before

plate. Work is then printed on the press with the assistance of the instructor. Topics include additive and subtractive drawing and painting approaches; use of oil based etching inks with brushes

Starting Art: The Next Step

brayers, rags, and other tools; use of etching press to get excellent prints; drawing, composition, and organization of values in black and white. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

after

INSTRUCTOR : Ruth Santee LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $125: 6 classes

Class 20883

Mon

6:00pm-9:00pm

10/1-11/5

$20 supply fee due at first class.

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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.arts-ed.org.

9/14-11/16

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Portrait & Figure Drawing & Painting 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 drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in, composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

you to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers basic elements and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list

$151: 9 classes

Class 20830

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

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 underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing the figure recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful but not necessary. Come to first class with materials, ready to work. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$198: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20824

Class 20827

Sat

10:00am-1:30pm

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

$201: 9 classes

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Oriental brushpainting makes you aware of our world and allows

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$198: 10 classes

9:00am-12:00pm

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

INSTRUCTOR : Shirley Rencher Miller

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Fri

Japanese Brush Painting

at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

Class 20823

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Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/13-11/15


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

A D U LT

Plein Air Painting Experience

Secrets of Color

Enjoy painting in the natural environment! We will have a brief

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

philosophy of plein air painting, sketching and designing a

in this exciting workshop. Color mixing becomes a breeze once

painting. Locations include park, cityscapes and waterscapes. Ex-

you understand the simple rules. Each week we will discover

plore direct painting with vibrant color with an emphasis on light

different aspects to using color, while you assemble a color ‘bible’

and composition; use of digital camera as a tool for

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

composition and how to include figures in paintings. Suggested

practical painting exercises. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.

text Kevin Mcpherson’s ‘Landscape Painting Inside and Out’.

org; some materials will be introduced for purchase later in

Students encouraged to be inventive, experiment and develop

session.

their own color sense. Enjoy the excitement of morning light and seasonal colors. Oils or acrylics preferred. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $151: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Mary Lou Correia

Class 20828

LOCATION Off-Site $143: 6 classes

Class 21069

Fri

10:00am-1:30pm

9/21-10/26

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/10-11/5

WORKSHOPS A D U LT

NEW | Starting Art: The Next Step

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NEW | Introduction to Color with Soft Pastels

For people who really want to draw and have just started. Line, form, volume, color, perspective and composition--the basics will

This introductory class will give you a firm foundation for your

be taught in a non-traditional way. Bring a lunch on Saturday.

work with soft pastels. We focus on learning how to manipulate

INSTRUCTOR : Sarah Gross

this versatile medium in addition to studying the characteristics of

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

the pastels and papers. Color is incredibly rich, application is

$89: 2 classes

immediate, and soft pastels are equally compatible with water and oil-based mediums. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

Class 20832

Sat

Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm

10:00am-4:00pm

9/29 9/30

$10 supply fee due at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $165: 10 classes

Class 20874

Tue

1:15pm-4:15pm

9/11-11/13

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NEW | Drawing Workshop This workshop is for both the student with no experience or painters who would like to improve their drawing skills. We will

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Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

cover value, proportion and perspective while learning to ‘see’.

Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you

sketchbook.

These basics will support your other artistic pursuits. Practice will be done in charcoal on newsprint. Students may bring a

know nothing or not enough to get started? Do you want to try a new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums,

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun

$124: 4 classes

class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on

Class 20839

expanding in the direction of your choice.

$7 supply fee due at first class.

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

10/6-10/27

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $165: 10 classes

Class 20833

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/12-11/14

$20 supply fee due at first class.

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

NEW | Reduction Printing Reduction printing is one of the relief printmaking methods which Pablo Picasso brought to wider attention during mid 20th century. A multi-color print is created using only one block by cutting away more and more of the surface in between each color printing. This process allows the printmaker to print as many colors as he/she wishes, yet only uses one block to print all the colors. With careful planning of the image before beginning to print, the final print will be somewhat of a surprise! Materials list online at www.arts-ed. org. INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $146: 2 classes

Class 20977

Sun

10:00am-5:00pm

10/7-10/14

$20 supply fee due at first class.

Japanese brush painting

A D U LT

NEW | Learn to Draw Autumn’s Bounty

A D U LT

NEW | Enhancing Your Sketchbooks Come and enjoy the beautiful outdoors and learn how to develop a sketchbook of your daily activities, field trips, and vacation memories. Practice drawing skills and turn your journal sketchbook into a treasure to keep and a referral for future artistic endeavors. Handouts will be given out, tips on the process demonstrated, and

Think you can’t draw? This class is especially designed for beginning students or those who wish to enhance their skills. Focus on drawing fall’s bounty while learning how light forms shapes, how to add shading and shadows, and develop line quality. Bring a pad of drawing paper, 2H, B, HB, 4B and 6B pencils. Colored pencils optional.

books will be available for reference. Choose a sketchbook that

INSTRUCTOR : Peg Steunenberg

will accept the medium of your choice and bring the materials you

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

prefer--pencil, pen and ink, colored pencils, or watercolors, as well

$98: 3 classes

as containers for water. Bring lunch.

Class 20836

Tue

1:30pm-4:30pm

10/16-10/30

INSTRUCTOR : Peg Steunenberg LOCATION Off-Site

A D U LT

$124: 2 classes

Class 20838

Sat-Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

9/22-9/23

MokuhangaJapanese Woodblock Printing For artists in-home studios without a press, this beautiful, low-tech

A D U LT

process may be the perfect solution. This workshop introduces a

NEW | Collage: Beeswax, Papers and Plaster

traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese

Using handmade papers, prints, tissue paper, napkins and more, we will be fusing layers of papers together using beeswax for adhesion onto wood and plaster surfaces. For added flair we will mix in crayon, watercolors, and oil pastels.

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Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

$145: 2 classes

$68: 1 class

10:00am-3:00pm

edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome. Bring a lunch.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Sat

Participants will cut their own woodblocks and create a small

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

Class 21020

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

10/6

Class 20979

Sat

10:00am-5:00pm

$30 supply fee due at first class.

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Music

MUSIC

OPEN STUDIOS A D U LT

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. Note: No solvents in Friday class, odorless solvents okay in Monday class. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $44: 3 classes $31: w/ another CAE class

Class 20825

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/10-9/24

$141: 10 classes $98: w/ another CAE class

Class 20826

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/14-11/16

$72: 5 classes $50: w/ another CAE class

Class 20884

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

11/19-12/17

ENSEMBLES

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Painting Open Studio

AGES 9-18

Open to all experienced painters and current painting students.

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley

Work on your own in a group setting, no instruction. Participants

A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences now

provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup.

culminates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

that will perform challenging music and accompany renown guest

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

artists. Orchestra Leadership Ensembles selected from DRYO, FOF or Jazz Band based on an intensive audition. These teen leaders

$112: 10 classes $57: w/ another CAE class

Class 20837

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

will play in chamber music groups from 7:30pm-9:00pm, Fridays. 9/13-11/15

Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) will sharpen orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork and ensemble experience working toward musical excellence.

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Request full information by calling 925-943-5846. Concerts are Dec

Printmaking Open Studio

11 and May 28. No auditions; a seating audition will be held in

Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class

early Oct.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

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

YPO (Ages 9-13 )

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

Class 20616

inks and any specialized materials.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

5:00pm-6:15pm

9/18-5/21

DRYO (Ages 12-18)

$112: 10 classes $57: w/ another CAE class

Thu

Tue

No class 11/20, 12/25, 1/1, 4/2

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

Class 20921

$328: 31 classes

1:00pm-5:00pm

$453: 31 classes

9/13-11/15

Class 20617

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

9/18-5/21

No class 11/20, 12/25, 1/1, 4/2

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Music AGES 10 & up

AGES 12 & up

Flock of Flutes

Cello Ensemble (ADV)

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

This ensemble is by invitation for more advanced cellists who have

Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

full knowledge of 1st-4th position, thumb position and have

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

studied at least two years. Music played by the Leadership

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

Ensemble is more challenging than that played by the Cello

call 415-200-6617 for audition to be scheduled by appointment

Ensemble. We will work on standard orchestral excerpts,

only.

technical exercises and arrangements of classic repertoire for multiple cellos.

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

$358: 33 classes

LOCATION Auditorium Lobby, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20614

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/18-5/28

$146: 13 classes

Class 20755

No class 11/20, 12/25, 1/1, 4/2

AGES 13 & up

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/11-12/4

MUSIC CLASSES

Jazz Band Ensemble Feel the thrill of being part of a full Jazz Ensemble. Play music of the jazz masters from the 30s to present day. At least 4 years of experience, knowledge of 4 major scales and sight reading skills are required. Payment plan available. For auditions, please call 925-676-8203.

A G E S 3 - 1 2 mos

Musical Babies-Parent/Child Babies instinctively react to music! In these interactive classes, parents and babies learn delightful rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your baby’s natural

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

response to music. Specifically designed for babies 3 months to

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

walking!

$353: 35 classes

Class 20693

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/13-5/30

No class 11/22, 12/27, 4/4

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $88: 10 classes

Class 20745

AGES 10 & up

Cello Ensemble

Tue

12:15pm-12:45pm

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

Individual Music Lessons

tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience

Civic Arts Education

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

maintains a list of

cello ensemble literature. At least 1 year private cello instruction or

approved professional

have progressed to the end of Suzuki Book I is required.

music teachers for instruction in voice,

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Auditorium Lobby, Shadelands Art Center $146: 13 classes

Class 20754

Tue

9/11-11/13

music therapy for special needs, jazzimprov, brass,

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/11-12/4

percussion, string and woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities. Visit www. arts-ed.org for a list of instructors and contact information. Instructors will make the individual lesson and payment arrangements.

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Music A G E S 3 mos - 5 y r s

AGES 1-5

Music Together

Family Music

A musical buffet! At any level of your child’s music development,

A fun, mixed age music class with parent! Musical concepts will be

whether newborn, toddler or preschooler, everything he/she needs

presented and reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environ-

for Basic Music Competence is laid out both in class and in the

ment. Experience the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding

materials used at home, for them to sample, learn from and enjoy.

and learning together. Siblings 11 months and under are free.

Classes are mixed age--bring siblings together! (Siblings under 8 months, of an enrolled older sibling, attend free!). Now in its 25th year. Consistent winner of Bay Area Parent Magazine’s ‘Best

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Children’s Music Program’. Supply fee per family includes CDs,

$88: 10 classes

songbook and parent guide DVD. Call 943-5858 to receive sibling

Class 20744

Tue

11:15am-12:00pm

9/11-11/13

discount. AGES 2½-4

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together

Kids Make Music-Parent/Child

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

Child and parent sing, dance and play instruments. Solo singing

$198: 10 classes $132: Siblings over 8 months

Class 20953

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language 9/10-11/19

No class 11/12

Class 20954

Mon

skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are taught in a game-like atmosphere. More benefits include im-

6:00pm-6:45pm

9/10-11/19

No class 11/12

proved coordination and a sense of timing. Young children express their feelings productively, develop imagination and ability to focus as well as increase their self-confidence.

Class 20958

Tue

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/11-11/13

Class 20959

Tue

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/11-11/13

Class 20955

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

9/15-11/17

Class 20956

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

9/15-11/17

$88: 10 classes

Class 20957

Sat

11:15am-12:00pm

9/15-11/17

Class 20743

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

9/11-11/13

$45 supply fee per family payable to Instructor at first class. AGES 3-5

Petite Pianist

$63: 3 classes $37: Siblings Over 8 Months

An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic

Class 20961

Mon

6:00pm-6:45pm

11/26-12/10

note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive

Class 20962

Tue

5:00pm-5:45pm

11/27-12/11

environment.

Class 20964

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

12/1-12/15

Class 20965

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

12/1-12/15

$15 supply fee per family payable to Instructor at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $66: 10 classes

Class 20765

A G E S 1 2 - 2 4 mos

Tuneful Toddlers-Parent/Child Toddlers and parents learn delightful songs, dances and musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a beat to

Wed

12:15pm-1:00pm

9/12-11/14

AGES 4-6

Introduction to Suzuki Violin

enhance timing, coordination, listening and language skills.

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

High-quality percussion instruments are used, as well as puppets,

fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions,

stories and colorful props, to make this a very special music time.

rhythms and respective behavior through games and songs. Begin to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method.

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

$88: 10 classes

Class 20742

Tue

Instruments discussed at first class.

9:30am-10:00am

9/11-11/13

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $109: 10 classes

Class 20751

Sat

10:30am-1l:00am

9/15-11/17

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Music AGES 5-7

NEW | Music for Homeschoolers Students will experience elements of music while singing, playing, creating, exploring and moving in a fun and creative atmosphere. We will use rhythm instruments and Orff instruments to work on group playing, listening skills, timing, concentration and musical terms/notation. This is a great class to prepare your child for future musical study! INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $94: 10 classes

Class 20764

Wed

11:15am-12:00pm

9/12-11/14

$22 supply fee due at first class. AGES 6-9

AGES 5-11

Learn to Play Parents and children affected by autism or related symptoms

NEW | Piano for Children – Christmas Music

participate in this fun-inspired class and collaborate creatively

Get into the Christmas spirit by learning your favorite Christmas

using arts and music games. These games are great tools for

music like ‘Jingle Bells’ in this fun 4-week class. Prerequisite: Piano

home and school to interact more easily with others, create lasting

for Children or private lessons.

friendships, navigate transitions, and cope with upset based on the premise that no child needs to be different than they already are--they just need tools to deal with today’s world. Facilitated by a music therapist and an art teacher.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $275: 10 classes

Sat

9:00am-10:00am

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $36: 3 classes

Class 20766

INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz, Gina Tuzzi

Class 20752

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

9/15-11/17

Wed

4:30pm-5:20pm

11/28-12/12

AGES 6-16

Recorder 101 for Homeschoolers The recorder is an end blown woodwind instrument that is a great introduction to wind playing! Learn basic music reading skills while learning to play fun songs like ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, ‘Ode

AGES 6-9

to Joy’, ‘Jingle Bells’ and many more. Bring your own recorder.

Piano for Children Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. Class size limited. Must have a piano

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz $104: 10 classes

Wed

9/12-11/14

Tue

1:00pm-2:00pm

9/11-11/13

$10 supply fee due at first class.

Intermediate String Orchestra Class emphasizes ensemble skills, more advanced technique and

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

repertoire. A great class to prepare your child for YPO and DRYO.

$104: 10 classes

Thu

Class 20746

AGES 7 & up

4:30pm-5:20pm

$7.50 supply fee due at first class.

Class 20757

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $105: 10 classes

or keyboard at home for practice.

Class 20758

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

For students with at least 9 months experience. 4:00pm-4:50pm

$7.50 supply fee due at first class.

9/13-11/15

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes

Class 20763

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4:20pm-5:20pm

9/14-11/16


Music AGES 7-12

AGES 9-14

Violin Ensemble (Beg)

Beginning Classical Guitar for Tweens

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

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

hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies. Enrollment

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

limited. Rental of instruments to be discussed first class.

and single line melodic playing. Move on to ensemble playing and basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary.

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

$113: 10 classes

Class 20762

Fri

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

3:30pm-4:15pm

9/14-11/16

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes

AGES 8-16

Class 20749

Piano for Homeschoolers

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/11-11/13

$18 supply fee due at first class.

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. Class size limited. Must have a piano

AGES 9 & up

or keyboard at home for practice.

Brass (Beg)

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

For beginning brass, trumpet, cornet, tuba, French horn, or

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

trombone player. We will work from ‘Standards of Excellence’, a

$104: 10 classes

book which is used by many Bay Area band directors. Get a head

Class 20877

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

9/12-11/14

$7.50 supply fee due at first class.

start for next year while learning with others. Learn to produce an optimal sound, fingerings, note reading, and rhythmic understanding. Please bring your instrument.

AGES 8-12

INSTRUCTOR : Mike Rose

I Can Sing

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

A music appreciation class, emphasizing vocal development. Learn

$93: 10 classes

to develop range. Identify dynamic signs--when to sing louder

Class 20759

or softer and why. Receive an introduction to reading music,

$10 supply fee due at first class.

Thu

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/13-11/15

recognizing notes and identifying tempo. Be exposed to different composers and learn 1 or 2 songs to sing at the last class.

AGES 10 & up

Drum Set Basics

INSTRUCTOR : Ivanna Taratula LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Get ready to roll! Learn some basics on snare drum for the first

$105: 10 classes

few weeks and then move on to learning simple two-beat patterns,

Class 20767

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/13-11/15

rock and shuffle rhythms. There will be two drum sets in the class on the last four sessions. A guest bass guitar player will join the class on the last two sessions to help us put the drum and bass

AGES 8 & up

groove together.

NEW | Instant Chorus for Adults & Kids

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller

Sing luscious harmonies and fun rhythms--a cappella. No audition,

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

performance or commitment beyond two hours of joyful singing.

$102: 9 classes

Choose an easy part or take a solo and try simple body

Class 20741

percussion. Learn by ear or read a score. Improve your

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/10-11/5

musicality in a supportive inter-generational group. Children 8 and over welcome if attending with an adult. INSTRUCTOR : Betsy Blakeslee LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $23: 1 class

Class 20769

Sat

3:00pm-5:00pm

10/13

Class 20770

Sat

3:00pm-5:00pm

11/10

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Music AGES 12-17

AGES 10 & up

Jazz Improv (Beg)

NEW | The Voice

This course offers an in-depth look into jazz theory, improvisation

Do you want to learn to sing your favorite pop songs with proper

and rhythm, geared towards the beginning to intermediate jazz

vocal technique? In this class you will learn to sing your favorite

student. Concentration will be on techniques for improvisation.

pop songs. You will also learn to accompany yourself with basic

Great class for students who plan to audition for a jazz band or

chords at the piano. All levels welcome!

students already in a jazz band and wish to improve their improv skills.

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Mike Rose

$96: 9 classes

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20768

Mon

4:50pm-5:50pm

9/10-11/5

$93: 10 classes

Class 20760

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/13-11/15

AGES 14 & up

Guitar in a Flash for Adults

AGES 10 & up

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

NEW | Brazilian Drums

postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

Samba drumming with big drums called surdo, agogo bell, snare

and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies.

drums and other Brazilian percussion create the groove. Learn to

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

play each of these instruments in an incredibly fun and fast paced

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier.

way as we work on traditional samba rhythms. There will be a

Open to teens and adults. No previous experience necessary.

potluck with Latin food on the last session, along with playing samba drums!

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller

$113: 10 classes

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20753

Sat

12:00pm-1:00pm

9/15-11/17

$102: 9 classes

Class 20740

Mon

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/10-11/5

A D U LT

Listening to Music: Modern Period

AGES 10 & up

NEW | The Beatles for Guitar-Part I

The next class in the Listening to Music series will focus on the modern period. We will listen to and discuss music by Barber,

Enjoy learning the classics you know and love-and learning to play

Bartók, Berg, Bernstein, Britten, Copland, Falla, Gershwin,

them the way you heard them. We will cover songs such as ‘Love

Hindemith, Holst, Ives, Messiaen, Prokofiev, Respighi, Schoenberg,

Me Do’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Norwegian Wood’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘Here

Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Webern and others.

Comes the Sun’, and ‘Back in the USSR’. Prerequisite: Beg Guitar for Tweens, Guitar for Adults or private lessons.

INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

$64: 6 classes

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20761

Fri

$113: 10 classes

Class 20750

Sat

1:00pm-2:00pm

9/15-11/17

Teacher Feature: Jon Mendle Civic Arts is happy to welcome a new guitar instructor, Jon Mendle. In addition to teaching individual music lessons, Jon will be instructing students in the popular “Classical Guitar for Tweens”, an adult guitar class and “The Beatles for Guitar-Part I”, a new Civic Arts offering. Jon has toured with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble and, when not teaching, Jon performs with the San Francisco Guitar Quartet and The Pacific Guitar Ensemble. “I love to perform. It’s the reason I live,” says Jon. “But I also love to teach, and I’m really looking forward to working with students at Civic Arts Education.”

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Dance

DANCE

AGES 3-5

Kinderdance This program is a developmental dance, movement and fitness program. Each class begins with stretching and body isolations. We also include the basics of ballet, tap, floor acrobatics, creative movement and gross motor development while blending educational concepts such as numbers, colors, shapes and vocabulary. Attire: Girls-leotards and ballet shoes; Boys-shorts, T-shirts and ballet/gym shoes. Tap shoes optional. INSTRUCTOR : Kinderdance LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym $73: 5 classes

Class 20902

Mon

10:45am-11:45am

9/17-10/15

Class 20903

Mon

10:45am-11:45am

10/22-12/3

No class 11/12, 11/19

Class 20904

Thu

10:30am-11:30am

9/20-10/18

Class 20905

Thu

10:30am-11:30am

10/25-12/6

No class 11/15, 11/22

AGES 3-4 AGES 2

Pre-Ballet

Kindertots

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

Your child will enjoy a wide variety of activities designed to develop gross motor skills, creative movement, and physical awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. Attire: leotards or gym shorts and ballet or other soft-soled shoes.

Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only. Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers.

INSTRUCTOR : Kinderdance LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

$58: 5 classes

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20900

Mon

10:00am-10:30am

9/17-10/15

Class 20901

Mon

10:00am-10:30am

10/22-12/3

No class 11/12, 11/19

$94: 10 classes

Class 20658

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/12-11/14

Class 20659

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/12-11/14

Class 20662

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

9/15-11/17

AGES 2-4 INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

Mommy and Me: Parent & Child Sing, play games, stretch, increase self-confidence in a special

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $94: 10 classes

time between parent & child while learning basic dance concepts.

Class 20657

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $94: 10 classes

Class 20655

Thu

10:00am-10:45am

9/13-11/15

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

9/11-11/13

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $94: 10 classes

Class 20660

Thu

10:45am-11:30am

9/13-11/15

INSTRUCTOR : Erica Hartono Kolodny

INSTRUCTOR : Erica Hartono Kolodny

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$94: 10 classes

$94: 10 classes

Class 20656

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

9/14-11/16

Class 20661

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

9/14-11/16

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Dance AGES 7-10

AGES 3-10

Tap-Children

Ballet for Children I

Noisy, fun, irresistible and contagious, youth tap is an ideal

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

introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other

class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will enjoy

dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting the young

dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as

student’s musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series of

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

warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling combi-

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

nations will culminate in a routine set to music.

from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full

INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

$94: 10 classes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Tiny Tappers (Ages 3-4) Class 20669

Thu

year in Pre-Ballet or Pre-Ballet II and be at least 7 years of age.

4:00pm-4:45pm

9/13-11/15

$94: 10 classes

Class 20635

Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

9/11-11/13

Intro (Ages 5-7) Class 20670

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

9/13-11/15

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Beginning (Ages 7-10 ) Class 20671

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

$94: 10 classes

9/13-11/15

Class 20633

Fri

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/14-11/16

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

AGES 5-7

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Pre-Ballet II Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are new to dance at age 5-7 or who have completed one or two years

$94: 10 classes

Class 20634

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

9/15-11/17

in Pre-Ballet. Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-

AGES 7-11

black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers.

Ballet for Children II

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and center work, improving technique, working on proper body alignment

$94: 10 classes

Class 20663

Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

9/12-11/14

and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Attire: Girls-black

Class 20666

Sat

11:45am-12:30pm

9/15-11/17

leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet

INSTRUCTOR : Erica Hartono Kolodny

slippers. Registration requirement: Students must have completed

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

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

$94: 10 classes

Class 20664

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

9/14-11/16

student is transferring from another dance program. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$45/month

$94: 10 classes

Class 20686

Class 20665

No class 12/25, 1/1, 4/2

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

9/14-11/16

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/4-6/11

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $45/month

Class 20685

Sat

10:40am-11:40am

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Dance AGES 9-15

WINTER BALLET GALA 2012 December 14 & 15

Ballet for Children III Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular attendance and adherence to the Attire as in Ballet I and II. Meets two times per week, must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least 9 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Mayo Sugano LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands & Studio D, Civic Park $90/month

Class 20689

Mon, Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

9/6-6/13

No class 11/12, 11/22, 12/24, 12/27, 12/31, 1/3, 1/21, 2/18, 4/1, 4/4,

5/27 Winter Ballet Gala is a performance rich in holiday culture from around the world. The array of music and dance embraces the celebrations of all people and many countries. Holiday favorites will be featured both in the classical and contemporary styles. This dance event will embody the holiday spirit and the joy of performance art. Selections from the magical scenes of the beloved Nutcracker will also be performed with the rich costumes and music from this cherished family ballet. Diablo Ballet professional dancers will perform along with students from the Civic Arts Education Dance Academy in the Levels Ballet II, III and Professional Intermediate/Advanced Program. All dancers in these programs are eligible to perform in this unique and enriching performance. No audition is necessary if participating in one of these CAE classes. Requirement will be attendance at

AGES 11-18

Professional training Program Intermediate and advanced ballet training for ages 11-18 including technique, pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For audition contact Rebecca Crowell, Director at (925) 943-1775, ext. 2. Intermediate class meets three days per week; must attend all three days. Advanced class meets four days per week; must attend all four days. Please call for a brochure for more information.

Intermediate INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Edward Stegge, Rachel Little LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands & Studio D, Civic Park $170/month

rehearsals and a fee of $50. Performance dates are Friday, December 14; 7:30pm, and Saturday, December 15; 2:00pm and 7:30pm.

Class 20927

Mon, Wed, Sat

9/5-6/14

No class 11/12, 11/21-24, 12/24-1/5, 1/19-21, 2/16-2/18, 4/1-6, 5/25-27

Advanced INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo,

AGES 7-11

Erin Leedom, Edward Stegge

Jazz/Hip Hop

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands & Studio D, Civic Park

Come learn fun and funky dance moves! Learn to kick, leap and

$372/month

turn to the latest hip hop and pop music. It’s a high energy class

Class 20927

with a strong emphasis on jazz technique. At the end of the

No class 11/12, 11/21-24, 12/24-1/5, 1/19-1/21, 2/16-2/18, 4/1-6, 5/25-27

session we will have a performance for friends and family. Jazz

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

9/5-6/14

shoes required. INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $94: 10 classes

Class 20654

Sat

All year-round dance programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, which will be added to first payment.

12:45pm-1:45pm

9/15-11/17

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Drama

DRAMA

A D U LT

Tap-Adult Adult/teen tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in one! Our tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of warmup exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations which culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $98: 10 classes

Tap Fundamentals Class 20667

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/11-11/13

Musical Theatre Tap Class 20668

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/11-11/13

Teacher Feature: Alana Buschini

Four Stepping Stones for Young Performers The Youth Theatre Company engages children, pre-K through high school, in musical theatre performance and theatre education. Please call 943-5846 for a YTC brochure.

AGES 5-6

Mini Kids Theatre Sing, dance and act to songs from your favorite musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man, Annie, Finding Nemo and much, much more! Play games and dress up in fun costumes. No experience necessary. Work with our Youth Theatre staff to learn the basics of the stage. End the session with a performance for family and friends. No audition necessary. $10 performance fee included in course fee. Please help us welcome Alana Buschini to our dance

INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms

faculty. Alana will be teaching Tap for Children on Tuesday

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

afternoon and the adult Tap class on Tuesday evening. As a

$198: 10 classes

dance major at UC Irvine, she studied under many Broadway icons and has taught recreational and competitive dance. As a professional, she was a member of many dance

Class 20681

Thu

companies, as well as choreographer for several musicals

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

for local theatre. Alana is excited for her first year of

$198: 10 classes

teaching at Civic Arts Education.

Class 20682

Fri

No class 11/23

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Drama AGES 7-12

AGES 14-18

Kids Theatre - “Sleeping Beauty” Let’s put on a show, “Sleeping Beauty”. This performances-based program will begin to prepare your young actor for our more

Teen Theatre 2012-13 “Once upon a mattress” & “beauty and the Beast”

advanced competition groups. Each session, students will rehearse

Our oldest group of young theatre performers produces two

and perform a show in its entirety. End the session with a

musical events a year. This program works on the finer skills of

performance for family and friends. Participation in Mini-Kids is

dance, vocals, character development and production. Teens will

recommended but not required. No experience necessary. Work

act as role models and mentors for the Mini Kids Theatre and Kids

with our Youth Theatre Company staff to learn the basics of the

Theatre. Participation in Mini Kids Theatre, Kids Theatre and Jr.

stage. No audition. $10 performance fee included in course fee.

Theatre is recommended. Call 943-5846 for audition and more information or go to our website at www.YouthTheatreCompany.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms

Auditions are 9/13 from 4:00pm-8:00pm and 9/15 from 9:00am-

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

12:00pm. Orientation is 10/2 at 7:00pm. Performances are 2/1 &

$253: 10 classes

Class 20683

Thu

2/22 for “Once Upon a Mattress,” at Del Valle; and 4/26 & 4/27 for 4:15pm-6:00pm

9/27-12/6

No class 11/22

1/31 & 4/25. $20 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Nina Meehan

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

$253: 10 classes

Class 20684

Fri

“Beauty and the Beast,” at Del Valle. Extended tech rehearsals are

4:15pm-6:00pm

9/28-12/7

No class 11/23

$898: 65 classes

Class 20680

Tue, Thu 6:00pm-8:00pm

10/4-5/16

AGES 10-14

Junior Theatre 2012-13 “Pirates of penzance” & “Little Mermaid” This award-winning advanced group of young theatre performers produces two large-scale productions a year. Junior Theatre is a

AGES 8-18

By the Kids, For the Kids

school-year long program that works on the finer skills of dance,

This student

vocals, character development and production. Prior participa-

produced/directed

tion in Mini Kids and Kids Theatre is recommended. Call 943-5846

charity event will

for audition and more information or go to our website at www.

benefit the Friends

YouthTheatreCompany.org. Performances are 2/22 & 2/23 for “The

of Civic Arts

Pirates of Penzance Jr.,” at Del Valle; and 5/17-19 for “The Little

Education

Mermaid,” at Del Valle. Auditions are 9/13 from 4:00pm-8:00pm)

Foundation

and 9/15 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Orientation is 10/2 at 6:00pm. Ex-

scholarship fund and the

tended tech rehearsals are 2/21 and 5/14-5/16. Travel to Broadway Junior Theatre International Festival in Atlanta will be 1/18-1/21.

Monument Crisis Center. Students 8-18 will learn and perform

$20 performance fee included in course fee.

numbers from popular musicals. Directors will be selected from local high school students. Students enrich leadership

INSTRUCTOR : Nina Meehan

and theatrical abilities. Enrollment is limited and must be

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

done in advance. Parent approval required. Adult volunteers will oversee all activities. Civic Arts Education is donating

Junior Theater

space, equipment and support services. Tickets for the 9/30,

$723: 65 classes

Class 20679

Tue, Thu 4:00pm-6:00pm

10/4-5/16

5pm, show may be purchased online for $10. LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $10: 10 classes

Class 21025

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

8/28-9/27

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Glass

GLASS

A D U LT

Fused Glass (Beg-Adv) Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping. Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $162: 8 classes

penny ruhter

Class 20718

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/10-10/29

Class 20719

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/10-10/29

$10 supply fee due at first class.

A D U LT

Glass Fusing & Slumping Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles,

Teacher feature: Connie English

jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $162: 8 classes

Class 20720

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/12-10/31

$10 supply fee due at first class.

A D U LT

Dichroic Fused Glass

Local artist Connie

Can’t find the center piece to make your own unique jewelry?

offering two

Learn to create spectacular opal-like dichroic glass pendants and

exciting work-

more. Go beyond the basic round cabochon. Learn to drill holes

shops this quarter.

in glass, create wire connectors, grind a groove into the side for

On October 13,

wire wrapping and more. Take your fused jewelry to the next level.

you can join her

Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge

in the, “One Day Crash Glass workshop” in which students will

with new techniques. No previous experience with glass required.

work with shattered tempered glass, mirror and other materials

Beginning and experienced students welcome. Materials list online

to create tiles and other artworks. In “Collage: Beeswax, Papers

at www.arts-ed.org.

and Plaster” on October 6, learn to fuse layers of materials such

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

as handmade papers, prints, tissue paper and more and

English will be

adhere them to wood and plaster surfaces with beeswax. Sign

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

up for one or both of these workshops at www.arts-ed.org.

$162: 8 classes

Class 20721

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

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Jewelry

JEWELRY

A D U LT

Glass Bead Making (Beg) Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber. Beginning and repeat students welcome. Must have supplies for first class. First class mandatory. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $122: 6 classes

Class 20717

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/11-10/16

mona clee

$10 supply fee due at first class. A D U LT A D U LT

NEW | One Day Crash Glass Mosaics

Jewelry Casting (Beg/Int) & Fabrication (Int)

Using broken tempered glass while incorporating paints and

Emphasis, for all beginning students, will be casting. Learn all

pigments, this method incorporates a clear, almost 3-D effect that

phases of lost-wax centrifugal casting. Most supplies and tools

allows light and color to reflect what lies beneath your glass.

provided except casting metal. Beginners welcome; first class

Design and create 2-4 pieces of tempered glass art on both wood

very important. Continuing students may choose also to fabricate

and glass bases that are supplied for you for this class). Grouting

but only if they have already taken a class in fabrication and are

and finishing techniques taught as well. Bring a lunch, snug fitting

beyond needing basic information.

dish washing gloves and wear art clothes.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$181: 10 classes

$88: 1 class

Class 21138

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

10/13

$45 supply fee due at first class.

Class 20822

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/11-11/13

Class 20821

Thu

12:00pm-3:00pm

9/13-11/15

Class 21111

Fri

12:00pm-3:00pm

9/14-11/16

$3 supply fee due at first class. A D U LT

Intro to Glass Blowing Workshop

A D U LT

the ‘stick up’, shaping and annealing process. All tools and

Intro to Etching: Red Brass, Copper & Nickel

materials (hot glass, decorative powders, colored frits and surface

Explore the basic techniques for etching designs onto red brass,

decorative elements) are provided. Info on where to buy your

copper and nickel. We will experiment with a variety of resists,

own tools will be provided if you wish to build your own tool box

including acrylic paint and spray paint, tape, rubber cement,

later on. Please wear closed toe shoes with socks and bring a long

permanent markers, permanent ink stamping pads and rubber

sleeved shirt and a cut off sock for arm protection. Every

stamps, and PnP paper, to create textures, patterns and images on

participant must have use of both hands and sufficient strength to

metal. Students make a number of pieces that can be incorporated

work near heat for 20 minutes. No gloves necessary. Clear eyewear

into finished jewelry if desired.

Make a piece of hand blown glass from the first bubble through

suggested but not mandatory.

INSTRUCTOR : Mona Clee

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Corcoran, Brian Giambastiani, Michael Nourot LOCATION Nourot Glass Studio, 675 East H St, Benicia $348: 1 class

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class

Class 20835

Class 20747

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

9/15

Class 20748

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

11/17

Sat

9:30am-4:30pm

12/8

$40 supply fee due at first class.

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Digital Media & Photography

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

A D U LT

Using Your Camera Made Simple Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and flash. Learn how to download pictures from your camera onto the computer and the best way to save, store and archive your images. Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual help. INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $107: 4 classes

Class 20786

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/10-10/1

A D U LT

Take Control of Your Digital Camera The student will learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great photographs and how to gain more control over the design of their pictures by subject placement, framing, and

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selecting a point of view. We will explain camera functions, trans-

Inside Your Canon DSLR

ferring files, and image file management. We will investigate the

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

creative aspects of digital photography. We will discuss the

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

importance of obtaining correct exposure. Photographic

camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will

assignments and a field trip will allow practice using tools and

help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, instruc-

techniques learned in class.

tion book, and questions.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$119: 6 classes

$39: 1 class

Class 20797

Tue

6:30pm-9:00pm

10/9

Class 20792

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

10/10-11/14

Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

11/10

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Inside Your Nikon DSLR

Photoshop Made Simple

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

Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class

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

will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop

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

the easy way! No layers, no complex commands to follow--just

improving your photography. Bring your camera, instruction book,

straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop

and questions.

computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

drive or memory card to download into the laptop. The instructor

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

will also Photoshop an image from each student as you follow

$39: 1 class

Class 20799

along step by step on your own computer. Tue

6:30pm-9:00pm

10/23

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $84: 4 classes

Class 20871

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Tue

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Photoshop for Photographers

Lighting Techniques Made Simple

This class will concentrate on those Photoshop features needed to

Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the

edit digital images including resizing and cropping, understanding

mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with any type of

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

camera. The instructor will bring all types of lighting and camera

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

equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any

and image editing tools to work on photographs, and the

subject matter including portraits, jewelry, pets and more! We

importance of proper Color Management. Laptop computer with

will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a

Photoshop installed highly recommended. Assignments allow

Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot.

students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$111: 4 classes

$83: 6 classes

Class 20790

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

9/13-10/18

Class 20787

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

10/8-10/29

Field trip

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

10/20

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NEW | Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

Exploring Landscape Photography

Do you want to create stunning images? Are you overwhelmed by

Discover how to see, create and share the magic of local wild

the number of images to manage? Do you want to do more than

landscapes in an autumn photo-exploration of Mt. Diablo’s hidden

just print your photos? Designed for enthusiasts and professional

canyons. Two Saturday slide lectures and field sessions provide

photographers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a beginning-to-end

composition, exposure tools and practice creating beautiful

software solution for efficiently organizing, processing, printing,

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

creating photo books, and publishing your work on popular

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

photography sharing sites as well as your own web site. Materials

locations and offer resources for continued learning. Materials list

list online at www.arts-ed.org.

online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Reynolds

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$55: 1 class

$90: 2 classes

Class 20795

Sat

9:30am-4:30pm

9/29

Class 20794

Sat

1:30pm-6:30pm

10/20-10/27

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NEW | Fine Art Portrait and Figure Photography with Model (Int)

NEW | High-Def Movie Making: The A to Z of HD

Create striking portrait and figure studies photographing

Introductory course designed to give students the skills

professional models both draped and undraped. Class is

necessary to produce quality videos suitable for YouTube or DVD.

structured to help you develop your portrait skills through: lectures

Learn all the steps: scripting, storyboarding, filming, and editing

on theory and technique, hands-on experience with continuous

your production. Students will get an intensive yet fun hands-on

lighting equipment, and extensive constructive feedback on your

experience in the art of moviemaking with provided professional

work. Come prepared to learn, laugh, work and share. Professional

HD video cameras, audio recorders, Apple laptops and

models draped and undraped for some sessions. Requirements:

professional (FCP) editing software. Students who have Windows

Membership in the CAE Photo Forum or consent of the instructor;

laptops with Adobe Premiere or Elements are welcome to use

familiarity with basic SLR controls. Bring camera and lenses.

them in the class.

INSTRUCTOR : Jeffrey K. Smith

INSTRUCTOR : Frank Pappas

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Park Place

$171: 6 classes

$205: 10 classes

Class 20796

Wed

5:30pm-9:30pm

9/12-10/24

Class 20788

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/11-11/13

No class 9/19

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CAE Photography Forum The Mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers of all levels to continue to study the art of photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month (June 1 through May 31) to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic Field Trips and Workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. One meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $68: Yearly Membership

Class 20507

Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

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NEW | Art and Product Photography Learn to use your digital camera to produce professional

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NEW | Photoblogging with WordPress

quality photographs of art work or products for sale or advertising.

Learn how to create a photoblog using WordPress, the most

Camera usage, lighting and staging work will be demonstrated and

popular blogging software among photographers. Class covers the

practiced. Computer image processing using Adobe Photoshop

features and capabilities of WordPress tools, creating a WordPress

will also be demonstrated and discussed. Using these images to

account, setting up your photoblog, common tasks including

create jury slides, show cards, gallery cards; a portfolio book will

uploading photos, inserting content, images, installing plug-ins

be discussed. Each student will have the opportunity to

and themes, appearance, launching self-hosted sites. Perfect for

photograph their own objects, as well as those of fellow students.

professional photographers and non-photographers who want to

Bring two pieces to be photographed, camera and instruction

include photos on their website.

book.

INSTRUCTOR : Robert Amador

INSTRUCTOR : Gene Farley

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$90: 5 classes

$138: 3 classes

Class 20800

Class 20793

Wed-Fri 12:30pm-3:30pm

Wed

6:30pm-8:30pm

9/12-10/10

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Matting and Framing Workshop

NEW | Make Money with Your Photography

Learn to mat and frame your flat art using professional techniques,

Would you like to make money with your photography, see your

archival materials and sectional frames. You will learn to create a

images in advertisements, brochures, magazines and on the web?

presentation suitable for gallery or museum hanging. Professional

Learn about the exciting and profitable world of microstock pho-

mat cutters and instruction will be provided and practice material

tography in an interactive and supportive environment. Learn how

is included in the cost of the course. Bring a sample of your art

to sign up with a microstock agency; differences between

to the first meeting. Sample art should be minimum 8x10 but not

commercial and editorial stock photography; what buyers are

larger than 16x20. Required materials will be determined at first

looking for; what sells and why; model releases; strategies to

class which will be approximately $40.

increase sales. Bring 3-5 photography samples that you consider

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potential stock images.

INSTRUCTOR : Gene Farley LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Watson

$80: 3 classes

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20849

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

No class 10/9

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10/2-10/23

$51: 2 classes

Class 20870

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/13-9/20


Decorative & Fiber Arts

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

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NEW | Navajo Loom Warping As every weaver knows, the key to a structurally sound and beautiful weaving is the warp. This is especially true for the rug, and the Navajo have a special way of warping. Students will have the opportunity to learn the ‘The Navajo Way’ to warp from awardwinning, master Navajo weavers, Barbara Teller Ornelas, originally from Two Grey Hills and Newcomb, New Mexico, and her sister Lynda Teller Pete from Denver. This intensive workshop is open to both beginners and experienced weavers. INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Teller Ornelas, Lynda Teller Pete LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $122: 1 class

Class 20160

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

9/1

$30 materials fee due at first class.

AGES 5-7

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Kinder-Early Elementary Sewing

NEW | Natural Dyes

The tools and sewing techniques used for boys and girls in

What do walnut hulls, pomegranates, dahlias, eucalyptus, oranges

kindergarten through second grade, such as large-eyed needles,

and the cochineal beetle all have in common? Color--beautiful

perle cotton thread and felt, are designed for small hands and

natural appealing colors, from your own back yard. Oh the

make learning how to sew fun and easy. Create an assortment of

alchemy of it all! Learn how to prepare your yarn, what mordants

projects such as felt critters, small wall hangings, pillows and tote

are required, tried and true formulas, and which pot works best to

bags. Children repeating will have extended projects that provide

dye your wool yarns to make beautiful harmonious colors. Bring

further independent growth and development in the medium.

lunch. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Tanya Patrick

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

$86: 10 classes

Class 20724

Thu

$63: 1 class

3:45pm-4:45pm

9/13-11/15

Class 20785

Sun

9:30am-5:00pm

9/30

$15 supply fee due at first class. A D U LT

NEW | Navajo Rug Weaving Workshop

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‘According to Navajo oral tradition two holy people, Spider

Art of Tapestry Weaving

Woman and Spider Man, introduced weaving to the Navajo. Spider

Create beautiful pictorial weavings using classic European

Man constructed the first loom, which was composed of sunshine,

techniques used since medieval times. Warp a small portable loom

lightning, and rain; and Spider Woman taught the people how to

and choose sumptuous colors of fine wool yarns. Learn techniques

weave on it.’ Join Barbara and Lynda, 5th generation Navajo Rug

including plain weave, straight and diagonal lines, curves and

weavers. They are looking forward to sharing their knowledge with

color blending. Look at contemporary and historical work and

you and promise you a great time. You will learn traditional Navajo

discuss the basics of designing for tapestry. Students with tapestry

weaving and designing methods, interspersed with song and

or other weaving experience can learn or improve techniques such

stories. Upright, pre-warped looms will be provided. Materials list

as weaving with Aubusson bobbins and weaving perfect circles.

online at www.arts-ed.org.

Open to all levels.

INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Teller Ornelas, Lynda Teller Pete

INSTRUCTOR : Tricia Goldberg

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

$397: 5 classes

Class 20161

Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm

$50 supply fee due at first class.

$199: 7 classes

8/27-8/31

Class 20784

Wed

10:00am-2:00pm

9/19-10/31

$10 supply fee due at first class.

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Loom Weaving (Beg)

NEW | Spinner’s Next Step

You have to be warped to weave, or so they say. Join us in this

You’ve learned the very basics of the long or short draw. You know

playful class, focusing on loom warping skills. Working on 4-

your way around your wheel and have some control. You’ve plied.

harness floor looms, learn how to design with pattern, color and

So what’s next? How about some delicious silk or fluffy alpaca or

texture, creating a sampler and a project of your choice. Looms

that cat fur you have been saving for years. Learn how to adjust

and some yarns provided. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

your wheel and your spinning techniques to take you beyond the basics. Bring a lunch.

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

INSTRUCTOR : Will & Kate Taylor

$192: 9 classes

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

Class 20771

Thu

No class 10/18

1:30pm-4:30pm

9/13-11/15

$5 supply fee due at first class.

$53: 1 class

Class 20783

Sat

10:00am-3:00pm

10/27

$20 supply fee due at first class. A D U LT

Loom Weaving (Cont)

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Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the range

Printed Fabric

of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level,

Join Textile and Product Designer Mimi Foord for an introduction

projects such as weaving rugs, double weaves, lace weaves,

to both traditional and digital means of transferring your custom

tapestries, or colonial overshots. Prerequisite: Beginning Weaving

images on to fabric. Begin with an overview of techniques and

or instructor’s ok. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

materials, followed by an inspirational presentation of products you can create using your printed images. Demonstrations and a

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

hands-on project will follow. If you have always wanted to create

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

room decor, apparel or accessories in your own personal style

$192: 9 classes

then join us and bring a lunch!

Class 20773

Thu

1:30pm-4:30pm

9/13-11/15

Class 20774

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/13-11/15

No class 10/18

$5 supply fee due at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Mimi Foord LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $53: 1 class

Class 20772

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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop I The rigid heddle loom is very portable, inexpensive and a great tool for making gifts. Knitters wanting to use up leftover yarn, spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to try out weaving. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. All experience levels welcome, including returning students. Bring a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

11/3

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NEW | Pine Needle Basketry Beautiful, fragrant, and useful--what more could one want? Using pine needles and raffia, we will use the technique of coiling to complete a small basket in class. A variety of different stitches will be taught, and form and material options will be presented. Bring scissors and lunch.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$64: 1 class

$64: 1 class

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

$15 supply fee due at first class.

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10:00am-3:00pm

INSTRUCTOR : Michele Hament

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

Class 20775

Sat

$10 supply fee due at first class.

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Class 20840

Sat

10:00am-5:00pm

$18 supply fee due at first class.

11/10


Calendar EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

Jul 25-Sep 27

Dec 3

Carole Dwinell, illustrations

Registration for Winter

exhibit, Shadelands

classes begins

Jul 26-Oct 4

Dec 5

Camera Cabal photography

Jazz Band & Flock of

exhibition, various artists,

Flutes Concert,

Boundary Oak Golf Clubhouse

Shadelands, 7:30pm, tickets $10 Carole Dwinell

Aug 9-Oct 11

Textiles Exhibit, various artists, 1st floor City Hall

Dec 6 & 7

Artists’ Market Premier Exhibit

Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids and Kids Theatre performances, “Sleeping Beauty”, 7:00pm, Shadelands, tickets $10 Sep 10

Fall classes begin

Sep 27-Dec 18

Artists’ Market Premier Exhibit, Shadelands Patsy Taylor Dec 11

Sep 30

YTC “By the Kids, for the Kids” performance event, Shadelands, 5:00pm, tickets $10

Camera Cabal Photography Exhibition

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert, Shadelands, 7:00pm, tickets $10

Oct 4-Dec 13

Juried Non-objective/

Dec 14 & 15

Abstract Paintings

Winter Ballet Gala,

exhibit, Boundary Oak

Shadelands, Fri,

Golf Clubhouse

7:30pm; Sat, 2:00pm

Artists’ Market

and 7:30pm; tickets $10 Oct 11-Dec 20

Patsy Taylor, paintings exhibit, 1st floor City Hall Textiles Exhibit Nov 30-Dec 2

Artists’ Market, Shadelands and Civic Park Studio E (see page 13 for details) Winter Ballet Gala

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Everyone needs a Friend! Did you know there is a way for families under severe financial stress to participate in Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education classes? The Friends of CAE Foundation is a non-profit entity dedicated to providing financial assistance to these families. With the intention of providing an arts education to all, the Scholarship Committee provides assistance to over 100 children and adults a year! Scholarship Chair Cynthia White states, “We try to bring a sense of normalcy to these families in these difficult financial times, when funds for outside activities are non-existent.” The Foundation consists of a hard working Board of Directors and volunteers, and key financial donors like Walnut Creek’s Dutch Girl Cleaners. They receive grants from the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation and Woods Manor Foundation, as well as donations from individual supporters. Together they are focused on bringing an arts education to children of all ages including adult and senior citizen students. “The arts can be very nurturing and healing for those less fortunate and can bring a sense of belonging to many students,” says White. Not surprising, demand is up and the Foundation is seeing more requests for financial support. “We’ve seen a 60% increase in requests for assistance in this year alone,” she says. If you have been a student in CAE, or have enrolled your children in CAE classes, you know how important it is to have these art programs. One child, enrolled in the right class, can benefit in ways that will positively impact that young person’s life. A sense of pride, accomplishment, and self-expression are hallmarks of a well-rounded art’s education. The Friend’s Foundation is actively looking for financial support and volunteers, from our alumni, current students and all supporters of the arts. Please visit www.friendsartsed.org and donate today…for the arts, for the kids, and for continued programs at Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education.

COMING SOON! ALL NEW Viva Arts Gala - “MIDNIGHT IN HAVANA” Celebrate the week’s end on Friday, February 8, 2013, and enjoy a cocktail auction, gala full dinner, wine and toe tapping entertainment. Tables are available for groups. Proceeds support scholarships for needy families. For further information, email friendsofcae@arts-ed.org or call 925 939-2787.

Looking for something fun and exciting that helps the community at the same time? By the Kids For the Kids is a teen produced charity show with youth performers who raise scholarship funds for the Foundation and the Monument Crisis Center. This year’s producers: Gabriel Blake and Kyle Peterson; Assistant Producer: Jen Bigoness. To participate see pg 27 for details. Tickets for the September 30, 5:00pm show may be purchased on the CAE website for $10. Classes will be held August 28 through September 27. Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday, from 5:30PM-7:00pm. The final performance, which is open to the community, will be held on Sunday, September 30. Register now!

Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Board Members Michael Weiner, President; Nan Siegel, Vice President; Paula Evangelou, Treasurer; Suzanne Masella, Secretary; Directors: June Bowen, Fritz Brunner, Kathy Jakel, Cynthia White, Mary-Leigh Miller, Robin Rangel, Christine Scimia. 36

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Thanks to our major Sponsors Bill’s Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals City of Walnut Creek Coit Financial Group Concannon Vineyards Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation Diablo Bay Area Magazine Dutch Enterprises First 5 Contra Costa J & J Event Design Mary-Leigh Miller Pat & Lee Baxter Susan and Kevin Weiberg Summerhill Homes Wilma Lott Catering Woods Manor Board

Major in-kind sponsors Arts Commission of Walnut Creek Bell Investment Advisory Bobbi & Seymour Rebinstein Boundary Oaks Golf Course Center Rep Chamber Music San Francisco Chef Jon Lee’s Asian Confusion Cindy Gershen’s Sunrise Bistro Darrell Hill Studio Gene Farley Photography Google Greg Gonzalves Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography Julianna Craco Personal Chef & Catering John Gravell Kathee Colman Kathleen Elbasani & Horizon Reach Marriott Hotel Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel Union Square Mary-Leigh Miller & Bare-Ash Winery Mayor Sue and Senator Richard Rainey Mendocino Cafe Michael Butler and Timothy Near Nourot Glass Studio Pat and David Pava Pelican 39 Pajaro Dunes Peter Olivetti Photography Redwood House Bed and Breakfast Renaissance Club Sport Roundhill Country Club Sarah Travis Soroptomist International Mendocino Stephen & Marna Dawkins Sue & Richard Rainey Sunrise Bistro & Catering The Cottage at Sunset Cover Tiffany’s of Walnut Creek Timothy Near and Michael Butler Walnut Creek Marriott Union Square Marriott Virginia Lane

In-Kind Donors American Conservatory Theater American River Rafting Aquarium of the Bay Asian Art Museum Bankhead Theater of Livermore Bay Area Discovery Museum Beach Blanket Babylon

Bee Hylinski Berkeley Repertory Theater Berkeley West Edge Opera Blackhawk Museum Bob Brittain Photography Bobbi and Seymour Rubinstein Boomers Boundary Oak Golf Course Broadway Plaza Buckhorn Grill, Walnut Creek Buttercup Grill and Bar Café Leonidas California Academy of Sciences California’s Great America California Shakespeare Theater California State Railroad Museum Center Repertory Theater Company Charles M Schultz Museum Children’s Discovery Museum City of Walnut Creek Aquatics City of Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education Chris Kanyusik Sculpture Cobb’s Comedy Club Company C Ballet Contemporary Jewish Museum Cooking with Rosetta Constantino Country Waffles D Jeka Lambert Jewelry Daphne’s California Greek David Vander Jagt Ceramics Debra Chiarucci Diablo Ballet Diablo Hills Golf Course Diablo Symphony Doug and Laurie Rowe East Bay Nature Elaine Burman Artist Elevation Salon & Café Ellen Sachtschale Ceramics Encore Gym Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts Farm Fresh to You Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Flemings Freight & Salvage Coffee House Gary Schaub & Monica Gounaris Gene Farley Photography Gerry Wallace Ceramics Grand Lake Theater Gymboree Habitot Children’s Museum Happy Hollow Park and Zoo Hobby Town USA Home of Chicken & Waffles iFly San Francisco Bay Jackie & Mat Nissim Jane and Warren Stimpson Jim Newton Ceramics Jody Mattison Studio Joe Bologna Sculpture Joseph Family Vineyards Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography Kathee Colman Kayak Connection Laird Family Estate Lamplighters Music Laurie Ivry Lavanda Spa and Boutique Lawrence Hall of Science Lemans Indoor Kart Racing LeMor Designs

Linda & Russ Mitchell Lindsay Wildlife Museum Livermore Valley Opera Maria Maria Restaurant Mary-Leigh Miller Ceramics Massimo’s Restaurant Maureen Miller Melissa Joy Manning Jewelry Ming Chen Moffett Field Historical Society Nicholas Taylor Meditation Bench Oakland Athletics Baseball Company Oakland Raiders Oakland Zoo Olga Jusidman Ceramics Old Faithful Geyser of California Outback Steakhouse Pat and Lee Baxter Peet’s Coffee and Teas Pet Food Express Pete Coussoulis Ceramics Peter Olivetti Photography Pier 39 Rachel the Sea Lion Artist Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium Roswitha Kress Studio Ruth Bancroft Gardens Salvatore’s Restaurant San Francisco Giants San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Forty Niners San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Symphony Seagull Inn Shirley Nootbaar Artist Illustrator Sky High Sports Society of California Pioneers Sports Basement Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon Studio 522 Art Glass Susan Reynolds Photography Suzanne Masella The Cheesecake Factory, Walnut Creek The Jungle Island Fun & Adventure The Retreat of Danville The Winery of San Francisco Tom Crews Photography Triptych Restaurant, San Francisco Umigo Indoor Kart Racing Virginia Lane Uptown Theater Walnut Creek Aquatics Walnut Creek Recreation Walnut Creek Sports & Fitness Walnut Creek Yacht Club Walt Disney Family Museum Wax Museum of Fisherman’s Wharf We Olive

Donors $1,000-$2500 Civic Arts League Funding Factory By The Kids For The Kids Robert & Sharon Freed Lori Depole Diane Longshore De Golia Michael & Denise Weiner June & Bill Bowen Mary Leigh Miller Gary Skrel

Major Funders $500-1000 Karen Cassano Robin & Art Rangel Sidney Weiss Cindy & Tom Silva Gary & Jean Pokorny Raymond J. Saunders Nan Siegel

Funders $250-500 Carol & Ken Fowler Barry & Niki Gordon Sharon & Bob Burke Jane Rotemund Christine Scimia Shane Bartling Paula and Steve Evangelou Daniel Levenstein Doug Rowe Dawn Yates

Supporters $100-$250 Donna Arganbright Mima Baird Todd and Emilia Bauleke Adriane Lee Bird Laura Borvice June and Bill Bowen Elaine M. Burman Claude and Lisa Caputi Phyllis and Harvey Ceaser Wai Ming and Frances Chan Contra Costa Branch of Music Teachers Assn Jenean and Brian Davidson Richard Del Foss Amanda Druckemiller Mark and Estella Edwards Susan Franz and Antonio Gagean Margaret and Mark Garibaldi Sami Ben Grine Helen Giuntoli Elaine Hannah Kathy and Jerry Hicks Brian and Kira Hirahara Edward and Janice Hohman Natalie Inouye Kathy and Jim Jakel Barbara & Dave Johnson Barnabas and Veronika Kerekes Brian Krcelic Wayne Lawson Beverly Loder Chuck and Pam Luther Monica Maestretti Dirk Mellema Kathryn Nelson Claudia and Howard Nemir Lee and Art Oller Mary Parish Sandra Reed Jane Rotermund Gary Schaub Edy & Jeff Schwartz Adria and Norman Schwartz Edy and Jeff Schwartz Johannes & Michaela Stahl Maria and Brian Tanczos Kathryn Thomas Arther and Arliss Unger Cynthia and Jack White Gloria Weston

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ADULTS 50+

OPEN SPACE

66-70

74-75 Youth

Adults 50+

74-75 Adults AFTERSCHOOL PERSONAL

SPORTS 59

Youth

ENRICHMENT 50-52 Youth

AQUATICS

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Adults

60-64 Youth

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Adults 50+

60-64 Adults PRESCHOOL DOG/PET CARE

2 Youth

57-58 Adults SCIENCE & RJ Muna

FOOD

TECHNOLOGY

& COOKING

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Youth

56-57 Adults SOCIAL DANCE

Walnut Creek Recreation

GOLF

47-48 Youth

The Recreation Division is proud to provide the

46 & 78 Youth

48-49 Adults

Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of

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programs and activities that improve physical and

HEALTH

SPECIALIZED

& FITNESS

RECREATION

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65

Youth

65

Adults

Youth

40-42 Adults 43-44

Adults 50+

emotional health, create memories, strengthen families, create community, foster human development, and reduce stress. We truly have something for everyone.

Adults 50+ SPORTS

MARTIAL ARTS

44-47 Youth

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Youth

47 & 58 Adults

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Adults

47 & 58 Adults 50+ TENNIS 71-73 Youth 71-73

Adults

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Health & Fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS AGES 1½-3

Gymnastics-Parent/Child This popular class, designed for parents and their 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 $94: 7 classes

Class 20919

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

9/11-10/23

Class 20920

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

10/30-12/11 A D U LT

AGES 2-4

Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch JumpBunch is a fun, structured program that introduces children to a wide range of sports, helps build coordination, self-esteem, and a life-long love of sports and fitness. We have safe and ageappropriate equipment to teach the children the basics of many sports together with the concept of teamwork. JumpBunch incorporates sports, fitness and music for a fun-filled, safe and exciting class. Please wear tennis shoes. Parent participation recommended.

Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement Explore and expand your options for pain-free, easy ways of moving. We begin with comfortable, gentle movements that gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity. Participants can reduce or eliminate bodily discomfort and pain as they learn to move with greater ease. What you learn in this class is transferable to daily activities and to sports and recreation. Safe for all ages. Please dress comfortably and bring a big towel and pillow.

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

Class 20881

Wed

11:15am-11:45am

9/5-10/10

Class 20882

Wed

11:15am-11:45am

10/17-11/28

NO CLASS 10/31

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $99: 8 classes

Class 20875

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/6-11/1

3:30pm-4:30pm

11/29-12/20

NO CLASS 9/20 $51: 4 classes

Class 20876

Thu

AGES 3-5 A D U LT

Gymnastics-Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength,

Floor Barre

coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning

Full ballet barre on the floor using the resistance of the floor.

gymnastics skills and equipment use.

Develop every muscle needed for ballet. Help access the correct muscles to achieve perfect placement, simultaneously building

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $94: 7 classes

abdominal strength and dramatically increasing flexibility. This “core strengthening” class is ideal for non-dancers interested in toning and stretching. No experience necessary. Bring your own

Class 20922

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

9/11-10/23

Class 20923

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

10/30-12/11

mat. INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $98: 10 classes

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Health & Fitness A D U LT

A D U LT

Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

NEW | What Works Weight Loss Program

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

Are you one of those people who know how to lose weight, yet

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

can’t seem to do it? “What Works” is a program designed to

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

introduce you to the skills, behaviors and attitudes used by those

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

who have lost weight and kept if off successfully for years.

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination,

Develop weight loss strategies that work for you and your personal

all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available

lifestyle. Program includes tools and information on meal

from instructor for $7. (Expect to pay approx. $18 for a roller).

planning, dining out, nutrition, emotional eating, exercise and more.

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson

$171: 14 classes

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Class 20925

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

9/5-12/12

NO CLASS 10/31

$82: 4 classes

Class 20967

Wed

9/19-10/10

A D U LT

A D U LT

Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg sculpting. Flexband available from instructor for $7. Magic Circle not required until second class.

Zumba Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class. INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$143: 14 classes

$147: 12 classes

Class 20941

Class 20926

7:00pm-9:00pm

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

9/10-12/10

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/11-12/18

NO CLASS 11/20

NO CLASS 10/29, 11/12

A D U LT A D U LT

Zumba Fitness and Toning Combo Class

Tai Chi & Chi Kung

Take your Zumba Fitness to a new level. In addition to spicing

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through

up your monotonous aerobics class with inspirational, sizzling,

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

low-impact Latin music and moves, you will also sculpt your body

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

and build muscle endurance with light resistance. This class will

stretch in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang

use ‘Zumba toning sticks,’ 1-lb. or 2.5-lb. weights that shake like

style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

maracas (available in advance from the instructor), or bring your own weights.

INSTRUCTOR : Jan Diepersloot LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

$63: 8 classes

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Class 20929

Thu

9:30am-10:30am

9/6-10/25

$143: 14 classes

Class 20930

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

9/8-10/27

Class 20942

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/13-12/20

NO CLASS 11/22 LOCATION Water Lily Studio $63: 8 classes

Class 20928

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/6-10/25

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Health & Fitness A D U LT

Yoga Heart for Continuing Students This class is designed for students who have taken Yoga Heart or have had prior yoga experience and would like to expand their practice. We will explore and deepen breathing techniques, meditation and introduce new postures. We will also further our understanding of yoga philosophy, its history and teachings. INSTRUCTOR : Yoga Learning Center LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $146: 13 classes

Class 21038

Mon

7:30pm-8:50pm

9/10-12/10

NO CLASS 11/12

A D U LT

Hatha Yoga Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment. Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours before class. INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

Yoga Heart

$89: 9 classes

Experience yoga in its authentic form; a nourishing practice that

Class 20672

Mon

integrates breath, movement, intention and exploration in a safe

$98: 10 classes

and welcoming atmosphere. This practice fosters our connection

Class 20675

Sat

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/10-11/5

10:35am-11:35am

9/15-11/17

to ourselves, our community and our world through meditative movement, restoring inner balance, clarity, strength and ease.

$37: 3 classes

Our certified instructors combine years of personal practice and

Class 20676

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

12/3-12/17

teaching, welcoming beginners and more experienced yogis.

Class 20678

Sat

10:35am-11:35am

12/1-12/15

Dress comfortably. Registration is open throughout the session. INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

INSTRUCTOR : Yoga Learning Center LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $168: 15 classes

Class 21034

Tue

8:00am-9:20am

9/4-12/11

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $89: 9 classes

Class 20673

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/12-11/7

5:30pm-6:30pm

12/5-12/19

$37: 3 classes LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 20677

Wed

$168: 15 classes

Class 21035

Wed

6:00pm-7:20pm

9/5-12/12

9:30am-10:50am

9/6-12/13

5:30pm-6:50pm

9/6-12/13

$157: 14 classes

Class 21036

Thu

NO CLASS 11/22 $146: 13 classes

Class 21037

Thu

NO CLASS 9/20, 11/22

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INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes

Class 20674

Fri

10:00am-11:30am

9/14-11/16


Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Gentle Yoga

Move to Improve Your Balance

It is never too late to begin yoga. Each individual will develop a

Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of

unique yoga practice modifying it to fit their specific needs. The

healthy aging. These classes will be based on the Feldenkrais

focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to

Method which uses creative and innovative movements that will

enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart

‘feed and challenge your brain.’ There is extensive research that

rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Before registering for

shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements

class, please call instructor at 925-462-5285.

will be done sitting, standing and walking. Come learn and improve the quality of your life. Your instructor, who has been

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

teaching for 20 years, will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance.

$115: 14 classes

Class 20571

Thu

8:45am-10:00am

9/6-12/13

No Class 11/22

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Chair Yoga

Class 20575

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

9/10-10/15

Class 20603

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

10/29-12/10

No Class 11/12

This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of on the floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility or for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to class. Before registering for this class, please call the instructor at 925-462-5285.

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Zumba for Beginners Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy

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

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Come check it out.

$115: 14 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash

Class 20564

Thu

10:15am-11:15am

9/6-12/13

No Class 11/22

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $43: 8 classes

Class 20589

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Gentle Exercise

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

9/5-10/24

1:45pm-2:30pm

10/31-12/12

1:45pm-2:30pm

9/14-10/26

1:45pm-2:30pm

11/9-12/14

$38: 7 classes

Increase your mobility, vitality and well being. Improve your flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing. Come, and have fun with Gentle Exercise.

Class 20590

Wed

$33: 6 classes

Class 20591

Fri

No Class 10/5 $23: 4 classes

Class 20592

Fri

No Class 11/23, 12/7

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $33: 4 classes

Class 20568

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

9/7-9/28

Class 20569

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

10/5-10/26

Class 20570

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

11/2-12/14

No Class 11/23

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Sports

SPORTS Kidz Love Soccer Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches licensed in the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes ageappropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Shin guards are required by the 2nd class meeting.

AGES 2-3½

Parent & Me Soccer As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the

A D U LT S 5 0 +

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

Seniorcize Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility, strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

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

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

$100: 9 classes

weights and come exercise to wonderful big band music!

Class 20802

Fri

5:10pm-5:40pm

9/28-11/30

5:45pm-6:15pm

9/28-11/30

10:45am-11:15am

9/17-11/19

NO CLASS 11/23

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 20803

$42: 7 classes

NO CLASS 11/23

Fri

Class 20579

Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/10-10/22

Class 20801

Class 20580

Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

10/29-12/17

NO CLASS 11/12

Mon

No Class 11/12 $47: 8 classes

Class 20690

Wed

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/5-10/24

Class 20691

Wed

3:00pm-4:00pm

10/31-12/19

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $100: 9 classes

Class 20804

Sat

11:00am-11:30am

9/22-12/1

11:35am-12:05pm

9/22-12/1

NO CLASS 10/6, 11/24

A D U LT S 5 0 +

20/20/20 (Cardio/Strength/Stretch & Balance)

Class 20843

Sat

NO CLASS 10/6, 11/24

Join a fitness class with emphasis on stretching, strength, work, and aerobics to improve cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscle strength. Classes are open to beginning and continuing students. Please bring hand weights of your choosing and a mat.

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts,

Please wear shoes. On-going classes. Join in at any time.

please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 ½ hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts will be made up at the

INSTRUCTOR : Cheryl Antrim LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $56: 7 classes

Class 20555

Tue

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Tue

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

9:00am-10:00am

9/4-10/16

9:00am-10:00am

10/23-12/11

$63: 8 classes

Class 20556

regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the

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Sports LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

AGES 3½-4

Tot Soccer

$100: 9 classes

Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids!

Class 20856

Class 20857

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

Sat

9:30am-10:05am

9/22-12/1

10:05am-10:40am

9/22-12/1

NO CLASS 10/6, 11/24

Sat

NO CLASS 10/6, 11/24

$100: 9 classes

Class 20844

Mon

9:30am-10:00am

9/17-11/19

Soccer 1

NO CLASS 11/12

Class 20845

Mon

5:15pm-5:45pm

9/17-11/19

10:00am-10:30am

9/27-11/29

5:45pm-6:15pm

9/27-11/29

NO CLASS 11/12

Class 20846

Thu

NO CLASS 11/22

Class 20847

Thu

AGES 5-6

Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

NO CLASS 11/22

LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $100: 9 classes

Class 20858

Mon

$100: 9 classes

Class 20859

Class 20848

NO CLASS 11/12

Sat

9:00am-9:30am

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/17-11/19

6:20pm-7:05pm

9/17-11/19

5:00pm-5:45pm

9/27-11/29

NO CLASS 11/12

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

9/22-12/1

NO CLASS 10/6, 11/24

Class 20860

Mon

Thu

NO CLASS 11/22

AGES 4-5

Pre Soccer

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while

$100: 9 classes

building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a

Class 20861

nurturing teaching environment.

NO CLASS 10/6, 11/24

Sat

10:40am-11:25am

9/22-12/1

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

Skillz and Scrimmages

$100: 9 classes

Class 20850

Mon

10:00am-10:35am

9/17-11/19

3:10pm-3:45pm

9/17-11/19

5:45pm-6:20pm

9/17-11/19

10:30am-11:05am

9/27-11/29

NO CLASS 11/12

Class 20851

Mon

NO CLASS 11/12

Class 20852

Mon

NO CLASS 11/12

Class 20853

Thu

Thu

Thu

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

Class 20863

Mon

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/17-11/19

4:15pm-5:00pm

9/27-11/29

NO CLASS 11/12

3:40pm-4:15pm

9/27-11/29

NO CLASS 11/22

Class 20855

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome. Each participant receives a soccer jersey.

$110: 9 classes

NO CLASS 11/22

Class 20854

AGES 7-10

Class 20864

Thu

NO CLASS 11/22

6:15pm-6:50pm

9/27-11/29

NO CLASS 11/22

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $110: 9 classes

Additional Pre Soccer offerings continued in next column...

Class 20865

Sat

11:25am-12:10pm

9/22-12/1

NO CLASS 10/6, 11/24

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Wee Hoop

AGES 3-5

Lil’ Baseball Lil Baseball players will learn elementary skills and the direction of baseball in this exciting new program. Each class includes skill building in throwing, hitting, fielding, and base-running. We ensure safety with age-appropriate equipment designed for your child’s motor skills. Parents learn, too, through daily observation and voluntary participation. Join us for this Lil Baseball class, and your child will be a step ahead of the game when it’s time for TBALL! INSTRUCTOR : The Pitching Center

This program is designed to provide children with a positive basketball experience while promoting a physically active lifestyle. Children can master basketball skills from one class to the next, build self-confidence and self-esteem and learn how to behave in a more structured environment while having fun. Participants will need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7.

AGES 1½-3

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $131: 8 classes

Class 21026

Tue

4:00pm-4:50pm

9/11-10/30

Class 21027

Tue

5:00pm-5:50pm

9/11-10/30

Class 21028

Wed

4:00pm-4:50pm

9/12-10/31

Class 21029

Wed

5:00pm-5:50pm

9/12-10/31

LIL BASEBALL WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts,

Dribblers

please call (650) 796-7378 ½ hour prior to your class start

This parent interactive class develops gross motor skills and

time during the week(s) following the end of the session.

coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop

time. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class No refunds will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.

listening skills. Parent participation required. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium $53: 4 classes

Class 20908

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

9/18-10/9

Class 20910

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

10/23-11/13

Golf - Junior Develop your skills with Head Golf Pro and former PGA Tour player

AGES 4-5

Dave De Long. This beginning class is designed for new golfers

Hot Shots

with minimal experience. The group lessons cover fundamentals

This class places more of an emphasis on developing basketball skills and learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will encourage teamwork and new friendships.

such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class size is limited to ensure quality instruction. Bring a pitching wedge or nine iron to the first class. Clubs provided upon request at class. INSTRUCTOR : Dave De Long

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course

LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

$78: 5 classes

$53: 4 classes

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AGES 6-9

Class 20909

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

9/18-10/9

Class 20911

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

10/23-11/13

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Class 20947

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

$5 ball fee due at each class.

9/13-10/11


Social Dance

SOCIAL DANCE

AGES 7-17

NEW | Bowling - Junior Learn to bowl the right way or improve your current skills in a fun, low-key environment. This weekly 90 minute class includes instruction by a certified bowling teaching professional followed by a game of bowling. Class fee includes rental shoes and ball. INSTRUCTOR : Fred Foerster LOCATION Diablo Valley Bowl $103: 10 classes

Class 21122

Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

9/13-11/15

A D U LT

NEW | Bowling Learn to bowl the right way or improve your current skills in a fun, low-key environment. This weekly 90 minute class includes instruction by a certified bowling teaching professional followed by a game of bowling. Class fee includes rental shoes and ball. INSTRUCTOR : Fred Foerster LOCATION Diablo Valley Bowl $103: 10 classes

Class 21121

Thu

10:00am-11:30am

9/13-11/15

A D U LT

Golf Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Beginning golfers will learn fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine iron or pitching wedge to the first

AGES 5-16

class. Clubs provided upon request at class.

Baton Twirling and Dance

INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong

Learn how to twirl the baton! It’s fun and unique, combining

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course

dance and baton twirling for an exciting performance art. You can

$88: 6 classes

perform in parades, be the star of your school’s athletic events or

WOMEN’S (beg/int)

talent show, and join a competition team!

Class 20949

Tue

NO CLASS 9/25

9:30am-10:30am

9/4-10/16

$5 ball fee to be paid at each class.

co-ed GOLF (beg/int) Class 20950

Tue

No class 9/25

Class 20951

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/4-10/16

$5 ball fee to be paid at each class. 7:00pm-8:00pm

9/4-10/16

No class 9/25

$5 ball fee to be paid at each class.

Class 20952

6:30pm-7:30pm

Thu

$5 ball fee to be paid at each class.

9/13-10/18

INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

$66: 7 classes

BEG/NEW STUDENTS Class 20885

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

9/6-10/18

Class 20887

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

10/25-12/13

NO CLASS 11/22

INT/CONT STUDENTS Class 20886

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

9/6-10/18

Class 20888

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

10/25-12/13

NO CLASS 11/22

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A D U LT

Tahitian Drum & Music

Argentine Tango

Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn

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

the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and

developed and dedicated tango communities in the world.

neighboring islands for all levels.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $52: 7 classes

TAHITIAN/POLYNESIAN CULTURE (BEG) Class 20968

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

9/22-11/17

NO CLASS 10/20, 11/10

technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes. INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $48: 5 classes

TAHITIAN/POLYNESIAN CULTURE (INT/ADV*)

ARGENTINE TANGO (BEG)

Class 20969

Class 20980

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

9/22-11/17

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/6-10/4

NO CLASS 10/20, 11/10

ARGENTINE TANGO (INT)

*Registration by instructor invitation only.

Class 20982

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

9/6-10/4

A dult

Tahitian Dance & Drumming

$39: 4 classes

This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas

Class 20981

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

10/11-11/1

Class 20984

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

11/29-12/20

(dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student

ARGENTINE TANGO (BEG)

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

ARGENTINE TANGO (INT)

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

Class 20983

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

10/11-11/1

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 20985

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

11/29-12/20

$59: 8 classes

A D U LT

TAHITIAN AHURO’A WOMEN Class 20995

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/19-11/28

NO CLASS 10/10, 10/31, 11/7

NEW | Square Dance Basics Modern Square Dancing is not the same old song and dance you might remember from elementary school. The vibrant, energetic

TAHITIAN 1 WOMEN AND MEN (BEG) Class 20996

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

activity leads to valuable health benefits. Dancing helps your heart 9/19-11/28

NO CLASS 10/10, 10/31, 11/7

and strength as well as exercising your mind and reducing stress. Best of all, it’s fun! The course will bring you to a proficient level of dance which will allow you to join local clubs and attend

TAHITIAN II* WOMEN AND MEN (INT) Class 20997

Wed

8:30pm-9:15pm

sponsored weekend dances and festivals. 9/19-11/28

NO CLASS 10/10, 10/31, 11/7

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

TAHITIAN III* WOMEN AND MEN (ADV)

$123: 10 classes

Class 20998

Class 21112

Wed

9:15pm-10:00pm

9/19-11/28

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $52: 7 classes

TAHITIAN DRUMMING/MUSIC Class 20999

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

NO CLASS 10/20, 11/10

*Registration by instructor invitation only.

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INSTRUCTOR : Professional Square Dance Caller Gary Kendall

9/22-11/17

7:30pm-9:30pm

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Social Dance A D U LT

A D U LT

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

Line Dance

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

with many returning dancers. This class is for the beginning line

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

dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how

smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will

to line dance and review dances being taught in the immediate

make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and

area. New dancers are welcome. The first part of the class will be

prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners

devoted to introductory dances. Intermediate class--For the

so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Mon

interest and ability of the class. INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti

$82: 6 classes

Class 20879

Beginning/easy intermediate class--This is an energetic class

7:00pm-7:55pm

9/24-10/29

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $51: 6 classes

LINE DANCE (BEG/EASY INT)

A D U LT

Class 20913

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

Wed

For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin Dance. Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed

Class 20914

Wed

LINE DANCE (INT)

rhythm. Great tips and lots of fun.

Class 20915

5:30pm-7:00pm

10/31-12/12

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/5-10/24

7:00pm-9:00pm

10/31-12/12

NO CLASS 9/26, 10/3

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

Class 20916

Wed

NO CLASS 11/21

$48: 5 classes

Thu

9/5-10/24

NO CLASS 11/21

instruction will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin

Class 20986

5:30pm-7:00pm

NO CLASS 9/26, 10/3

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/6-10/4 A D U LT S 5 0 +

$39: 4 classes

Class 20987

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

10/11-11/1

Tuesday Line Dance

Class 20988

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

11/29-12/20

Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise while learning popular line dances. The Beginning class is perfect for someone who is new to line dancing or hasn’t danced for some time and wants to have a slower paced review. Lots of fun, great exercise and no pressure. The Continuing class is designed for the student who has line dance experience or has completed the beginning course. INSTRUCTOR : Dennis McGuire LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $59: 8 classes

line dance (beg) Class 20584

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

9/4-10/23

Class 20585

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

10/30-12/18

line dance (con) Class 20582

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

9/4-10/23

Class 20583

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

10/30-12/18

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Personal Enrichment

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

AGES 3-5

Spanish Immersion Preschool Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing, doing creative art, making puzzles, enjoying new friends and other fun activities. INSTRUCTOR : Miriam Lattanzi LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $168: 6 classes

Class 20931

Wed

9:00am-11:30am

9/5-10/17

NO CLASS 9/19

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 20932

9:00am-11:30am

Wed

10/24-12/5

NO CLASS 11/21

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 20933

9:00am-11:30am

Thu

9/6-10/18

NO CLASS 9/20

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Toddling Around Town

Class 20934

9:00am-11:30am

Come toddle around Concord and Walnut Creek with us! This class

NO CLASS 11/22

A G E S 1 mo S - 5 y R S

Thu

10/25-12/6

$5 supply fee due at first class.

is about sampling a variety of locations and activities available locally. Each week, we’ll try something new: parks, the farmers market, Borges Ranch and Buchanan Field’s airport viewing area. We’ll explore while making friends. Class is taught by the authors of “Toddling Around Mount Diablo,” and participants will receive a copy of the latest edition of their book. This is a parent and child class for families and children ages 0-5 and siblings are welcome to attend for free!

AGES 5-11

Keeping Kids Safe This fun and innovative program is designed for the health and safety of your child. Your child will engage in hands-on activities and games helping them learn how to keep themselves safe at home, school and while visiting friends. Designed as a ‘Stranger

INSTRUCTOR : Toddling Around Mount Diablo

Awareness’ course, this program goes the extra mile to help

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

children understand a variety of safety issues from germs to fire

$54: 4 classes

safety. Keeping Kids safe has been featured on ABC7’s View From

Class 20912

Tue

9:45am-10:30am

9/18-10/9

the Bay and is taught nationwide. INSTRUCTOR : Keeping Kid’s Safe LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

AGES 1-2½

NEW | Spanish for Parent and Child

$159: 13 classes

Children and adults experience foreign language together. Have

NO CLASS 11/9, 11/23

Class 20970

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/7-12/14

fun singing, playing games and creating art all while learning Spanish. Our instructor’s first language is Spanish. She holds an A.A. in Early Childhood Education and has over 4 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language in preschool immersion programs. INSTRUCTOR : Miriam Lattanzi LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $75: 6 classes

Class 20937

Fri

9/7-10/19

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 20938

10:00am-10:45am

Fri

NO CLASS 11/23

50

10:00am-10:45am

NO CLASS 9/21

10/26-12/7

$5 supply fee due at first class.

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Personal Enrichment AGES 5-12

AGES 6-13

Kids’ Carpentry

Chess Class

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and

Each lesson consists of instructions, analysis, and tournament

applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

games during which students play each other. Lessons are fun,

The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while boys

easy to follow, and include individual written instructions to

and girls, Kindergarten-6th grade work together on boats, bird

practice at home. Students are divided into groups based on

feeders, doll furniture, games, clocks and more. Tools and wood

experience and knowledge: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

are provided. Program may be taken year round with different

All equipment provided. Trophies and prizes presented at last

projects offered each session. Established in 1982 our motto is:

class.

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

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Glass and his wife Jeab

$123: 10 classes

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $85: 6 classes

Class 20892

Thu

Class 20895

Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/14-11/30

NO CLASS 11/9, 11/23

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/13-10/25

NO CLASS 9/20

$30 supply fee due at first class.

Class 20893

4:00pm-5:00pm

Thu

Instructor : Pacific Chess Academy.

9/13-10/25

AGES 7-11

NO CLASS 9/20

$30 supply fee due at first class.

Creative Writing-The Fundamentals

Class 20894

5:00pm-6:00pm

Students will learn techniques for turning ideas into stories,

Thu

9/13-10/25

NO CLASS 9/20

$30 supply fee due at first class.

overcoming writer’s block, and developing structure in their

Class 20889

3:00pm-4:00pm

plot, setting, and overall story development, as well as the basics

Thu

11/1-12/13

NO CLASS 11/22

$30 supply fee due at first class.

Class 20890

4:00pm-5:00pm

Thu

11/1-12/13

NO CLASS 11/22

$30 supply fee due at first class.

Class 20891

5:00pm-6:00pm

Thu

NO CLASS 11/22

11/1-12/13

$30 supply fee due at first class.

writing. Students will learn the basics of character development, of poetry and playwriting. All Lekha instructors are published authors with teaching experience. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha School of Creative Writing LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $146: 8 classes

Class 20906

Mon

4:00pm-5:00pm

9/17-11/19

NO CLASS 10/8, 11/12

AGES 5½-8

Spanish for School Age Let your child enjoy this new Spanish Immersion Program.

AGES 8-16

Children will learn conversational Spanish and grammar. Your

Creative Writing for Homeschoolers

child will have fun and learn Spanish while playing board games,

Whether you consider yourself a young author or not, you’ll have

completing activity pages, going on scavenger hunts and other

tons of fun talking about the stories of your lives and writing them

activities. All activities will be in Spanish.

so they come out on paper. Create small pieces of writing (stories, poems, word collages) that matter to you, which you can keep

INSTRUCTOR : Miriam Lattanzi LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $75: 6 classes

Class 20935

Wed

9/5-10/17

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 20936

4:00pm-5:00pm

NO CLASS 11/21

public school writing specialist, strengthen skills and work in an environment that is fun and relaxed…feel inspired!

4:00pm-5:00pm

NO CLASS 9/19

Wed

forever. Open to students at all levels of writing. Working with a

10/24-12/5

$5 supply fee due at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Maria Dudley LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

Class 20739

Tue

12:30pm-2:00pm

9/11-11/13

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Personal Enrichment AGES 10-16

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. INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $50: 1 class

Class 20880

Sun

9:00am-2:30pm

10/7

A D U LT

Community CPR Learn the proper techniques for recognizing the signals of a heart attack and stroke, giving CPR, and applying first aid for choking victims of all ages. Other respiratory emergencies will be covered, including introduction in use of a defibrillator (AED). An EMS Community CPR certificate, good for 2 years, will be issued upon completion.

A D U LT

NEW | Urban Homesteading Interested in knowing more about how to make the most of all the resources available to you? Join our class of sustainable living enthusiasts as we explore the many ways we can be more creative in meeting our basic food, water, health and energy needs on our

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

own property. Warning: Due to the wide range of homesteading

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

options and techniques discussed, this class might just feel like a

$38: 1 class

drink from a fire hose at times!

Class 20992

Wed

6:00pm-9:00pm

9/19

$7 supply fee due at class.

INSTRUCTOR : Simpleton Solutions LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $62: 5 classes

Class 21024

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

8:00pm-9:00pm

9/25-10/23

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Mah-Jongg

good for 2 years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator

Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles

(AED). Wear comfortable clothing.

rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $65: 1 class

amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one

Class 20989

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

9/8

Class 20990

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

10/13

Class 20991

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

11/10

Class 20993

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

12/8

$10 supply fee due at class.

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step at a time. INSTRUCTOR : Betty Fraga LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $43: 4 classes

Class 20593

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/4-9/25

Class 20604

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

10/9-10/30


Personal Enrichment A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Bridge Class: Club Series Text: Bidding in the 21st Century

NEW | Internet Introduction: Discovering the Web

Learn to play bridge or learn to be a better player in a friendly,

If you have previous computer experience but haven’t learned to

relaxed, atmosphere by enrolling in one of four bridge courses

surf the web, there’s a whole new world waiting at your fingertips.

offered throughout the year. New players should begin with the

Using simple language combined with a friendly and supportive

Club Series class offered in the Fall. Whether you are interested in

environment, you’ll learn to search on the net and much more. If

playing bridge just for fun or are interested in serious competition,

you’ve decided it’s time to join in the fun, this is the class for you.

these classes will improve your game.

Students must have taken the Intro to Computers class or have

This bridge class focuses on the Club Series. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of the game of bridge, with

equivalent experience. Students should bring the name of their e-mail/internet provider to class.

emphasis on modern bidding concepts. Sufficient elements of

INSTRUCTOR : Walter Sanchez

play and defense are included to allow students to play hands

LOCATION Computer Lab, Walnut Creek Library

right away. This course is also useful to current players who want

$45: 3 classes

to improve their bidding skills Text: Bidding in the 21st Century available to purchase in class for approximately $20. INSTRUCTOR : Larry Miller, American Contract Bridge League

Accredited Instructor and Silver Life Master LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 8 classes

Class 20594

Wed

1:30pm-3:30pm

10/3-11/21

Class 21115

Mon

10:15am-11:30am

10/1-10/15

A D U LT S 5 0 +

NEW | Beyond Typing: Know Your Computer Keyboard Do you know what all the keys on your keyboard do? Now’s your chance to learn all the shortcuts and tricks of the pros and how to use them. This fun class will make using your computer so much

A D U LT S 5 0 +

easier and faster. Important: This is not a typing class; students

NEW | Computers: An Introduction to Your PC

should be able to type or compose using a keyboard.

In a safe, small group environment, you’ll take the first steps into

LOCATION Computer Lab, Walnut Creek Library

the world of computers. By the end of this class, you will have an

$20: 1 class

understanding of how to use and care for your computer. You’ll gain a basic knowledge of computer terminology, how to hookup

INSTRUCTOR : Yvonne Campbell

Class 21117

Tue

10:30am-11:30am

9/11

a computer, use the mouse, what the parts of a computer are and most importantly, how to start and stop it. You don’t have to be a tech wizard to use a computer, but you’ll save yourself lots of time and feel much more confident by knowing what you’re doing, how your computer works and how to take care of it right from the start.

NEW | Everything E-mail Knowing how to write and send e-mails and e-mail attachments will open up a whole new world of communication for you with friends, family, and service providers. Wait until your grandkids or

INSTRUCTOR : Walter Sanchez

friends get their first e-mail from you and you get one back!

LOCATION Computer Lab, Walnut Creek Library

INSTRUCTOR : Yvonne Campbell

$45: 3 classes

Class 21113

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Mon

LOCATION Computer Lab, Walnut Creek Library

10:15am-11:30am

9/10-9/24

$28: 1 class

Class 21118

Tues

10:30am-12:00pm

10/2

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Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS AGES 3-6

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

AGES 6 & UP

$85: 7 classes

Class 21010

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

9/10-10/22

Class 21013

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

10/29-12/17

NO CLASS 11/19

Cutting Edge Martial Arts – Youth & Adults Be the best you can be! This fun and innovative program is

Class 21011

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

9/11-10/23

Class 21014

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

10/30-12/18

NO CLASS 11/20

open to all students and styles with no initiation fees. Our chief instructor and developer is a 5th degree black belt who blends five traditions to bring you a fun and challenging, ongoing program that takes students from white belt to black belt at a pace they are

Class 21012

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

9/13-10/25

comfortable with. This program works with character development

Class 21015

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

11/1-12/20

as much as physical conditioning. Students from other styles will be recognized at their current rank. Equipment and uniforms are

NO CLASS 11/22

available for purchase at class. INSTRUCTOR : Sensei Preston Jones

AGES 7-12

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Karate Kids

$99: 8 classes

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

Class 21004

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

8/28-10/16 Ages 6-15

to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of

Class 21005

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

10/23-12/11 Ages 6-15

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

Class 20971

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

8/28-10/16 Ages 16 & up

will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect

Class 20972

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

10/23-12/11 Ages 16 & up

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

$87: 7 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Bay Mountain Martial Arts LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts

Class 21018

Mon Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm 4:00pm-4:45pm

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

8/31-10/12 Ages 6-15

Class 21007

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

10/19-12/14 Ages 6-15

NO CLASS 11/9, 11/23

$103: 7 classes

Class 21016

Class 21006

9/10-10/22

Class 20973

Fri

7:30pm-8:30pm

8/31-10/12 Ages 16 & up

10/29-12/17

Class 20974

Fri

7:30pm-8:30pm

10/19-12/14 Ages 16 & up

NO CLASS 11/9, 11/23

NO CLASS 11/19

Class 21017

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

9/11-10/23

Class 21019

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

10/30-12/18

NO CLASS 11/20

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $63: 5 classes

Class 21008

Sat

9:00am-10:15am 9/8-10/13

Ages 6 & up

9:00am-10:15am 10/20-12/8

Ages 6 & up

NO CLASS 9/15 $87: 7 classes

Class 21009

Sat

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Science & Technology

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AGES 6-11

Academy of Future Space Explorers Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in the NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers! The Academy of Future Space Explorers takes children on a voyage of discovery. Topics Include: Planets and Moons; Atmosphere and Beyond; Space Phenomena; Sun and Stars; Rocket Science; Space Travel; Space Technology and Living in Space. In every class, children build a fun and educational take-home to fuel their future explorations! INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project

$133: 6 classes

Class 20946

Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

9/19-10/24

AGES 2-3 AGES 6-11

NEW | Animal Antics Watch live Lindsay Wildlife Museum animals as they move and

The Extraordinary Earth

eat. Then pretend to be like them with stories, music and rhyme.

See how plants turn sunshine and water into nutrients and their

Lots of action in this class. Wear comfortable clothing.

role in the air we breathe. Discover the importance of weather and how it affects us. Investigate the power of magnets. Uncover

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

how rocks and gems are formed and peek beneath the earth’s

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

crust. Find out how fossils are made!

$43: 4 classes

Class 21031

Wed

10:00am-10:45am

9/26-10/17

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $120: 6 classes

AGES 2½-4

Class 20945

NEW | Let’s Imagine Do you like to pretend and make believe? This class will have lots of action and imagination. Let’s imagine we live under the water or inside a log. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

4:00pm-5:00pm

11/7-12/12

AGES 7-12

NEW | Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO® concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural

$43: 4 classes

Tue

Wed

Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students explore

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Class 21030

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

engineering, from Gear Cars to Battletracks. The 11:00am-11:45am

9/25-10/16

engineer-designed curriculum challenges new and returning students to reach higher levels of engineering comprehension while having fun.

AGES 5-6

NEW | Pre Engineering with LEGO® Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Build cities, bridges, motorized cars and planes. With access to over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®, students build what they have only dreamed of

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $183: 6 classes

Class 21070

Tue

4:45pm-6:00pm

9/25-10/30

with the support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $183: 6 classes

Class 21071

Tue

3:30pm-4:45pm

9/25-10/30

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Food & Cooking

FOOD & COOKING

A D U LT

Quick & Healthy Meals for Families Do you struggle with meal preparation and planning? Want to find out how to feed yourself and your family well with more ease? Discover products from Costco, Trader Joe’s and more that you can simply ‘heat and eat.’ Learn how to use a few ingredients to create delicious, healthy meals quickly. Products list, recipes and samples included. Jamie specializes in teaching busy people how to eat well, conveniently. Her new cookbook features healthy weight loss recipes using Trader Joe’s products. INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $38: 1 class

Class 20994

Thu

7:00pm-9:30pm

9/27

$7 supply fee due at class.

A D U LT

A D U LT

Asian Meals for a Week

Sushi and Nigiri

Not enough time in a day to prepare your meals? Let’s make Asian

Discover the secret to slicing fresh fish and shaping it into bite-size

meals in bulk that last for a week or more. Learn to make delicious meals with easy and simple techniques while preparing food in advance. Learn to properly store and serve your meals for maximum enjoyment. Let’s make Asian salads, soups, stews, curries, stir-fries, etc. Bring your sharp chef’s knife, cutting board,

sushi rice, wrap it and roll it into traditional and trendy rolls. Have fun creating your own delicious and healthy dinners of nigiri and popular rolls such as California, Philadelphia, cucumber and spicy. Please bring to class: pointed-tip chef’s knife, large cutting board,

hand towel, and beverage.

bamboo mat, cloth hand towel, beverage, and a large to-go box.

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

$53: 1 class

$53: 1 class

Class 20898

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/25

Class 20896

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/4

$12 supply fee due at class.

$12 supply fee due at class.

A D U LT

A D U LT

Dim Sum

Vietnamese Cooking Series

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

Let’s explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular!

sweets gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served as an elegant and fun light appetizer, light lunch, snack, or as a special treat. We will learn to use a variety of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items, and learn techniques of filling and wrapping delicious popular Asian snacks such as pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame seed balls. Bring your sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board,

Vietnamese cuisine has an East-meets-West combination of subtle 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 your sharp

apron, hand towel, beverage, and a to-go box.

chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, hand towel, and a beverage.

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

$53: 1 class

$153: 4 classes

Class 20897

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

$12 supply fee due at class. 56

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Class 20899

Mon

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$45 supply fee due at first class.

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DOG/PET CARE

A D U LT

Wine & Food Pairing 101 So much has been said about wine and food pairing that many have simply thrown their hands up in bewilderment. There is good news. If you would like the process of searching out perfect pairings to be more hit than miss, come join us for an informative evening and learn to apply a few simple principles to turn your palate into an increasingly confident guide. We’ll unlock some pairing secrets and provide tips and insights for everyone from novice to connoisseur. The class includes wine and food tasting and take-home materials. Please bring 5 wine glasses to class. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Chappell LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $28: 1 class

Class 20878

Thu

6:30pm-8:30pm

9/20

$15 supply fee due at class.

A D U LT

Winter Food Gardening Don’t buy old produce shipped from the other side of the world! Grow your own and enjoy peak nutrition while paying about a tenth what you’d pay at the grocery store. Join others in a fastgrowing community interested in learning how to turn our “off season” back on again. Instructor Elise Cooke is the author of the two-time national award-winning book “The Grocery Garden, How Busy People Can Grow Cheap Food.” Students will receive a copy as well as cool-season seeds to get started right away!

A D U LT

Dog Obedience: Beginning In this foundation class, your dog will learn how to walk nicely on leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With these skills, your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society. The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without

INSTRUCTOR : Elise Cooke

their dog. Suitable for dogs 4-months and older. Bring a copy of

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

your dog’s vaccination records for the instructor to keep. Minimum age for handler is 16; minors must be accompanied by

$62: 5 classes

Class 21022

Tue

7:00pm-8:00pm

$20 supply fee due at first class.

9/25-10/23

an adult. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center* $153: 6 classes

Class 20975

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

9/11-10/16

Class 20976

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

10/23-12/4

NO CLASS 11/20

*9/11, 10/9, 11/13 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center

Turf & Dog Park UPDATE www.WalnutCreekRec.org or (925) 256-3574 Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should view website or call for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

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Dog Obedience: Off-Leash Preparation Now that your dog understands basic obedience, let us help you move on to the next step. Teach your dog to obey hand signals and voice commands from a distance of 20 feet. Improve your

SPORTS Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums

dog’s quality of life by working toward building behaviors off-leash

Tice Valley and Foothill Community Gymnasiums are available for

such as down from a distance, waiting in place, walking at your

public and private rentals. Book your special events (birthday par-

side with your hands off the leash. Please bring a copy of your

ties, basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons, business

dog’s vaccination records for the instructor to keep. Minimum age

meetings, etc.) with us. For further information call Leo Harrod or

limit for the handler is 16. Minors must be accompanied by an

Wes Allnutt at 925-256-3572

adult. Prerequisite: Beginning dog obedience or instructor approval.

Badminton & Pickle Ball

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

Drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball

$153: 6 classes

The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Class 21000

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

9/11-10/16

Class 21001

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

10/23-12/4

NO CLASS 11/20

*9/11, 10/9, 11/13 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center.

mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm at Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $3.

Fall/Winter Basketball League Adult Basketball Leagues 943-5866

A D U LT

Sunday 5-on-5

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don’t let another walk feel like a disaster because your dog lunges at other dogs. Don’t stop taking your dog out in public because your dog loses his brain when a car goes by. 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, but come ready to learn how to set your dog

Registration packets for the adult 5-on-5 basketball leagues are now available or you can have it emailed to you by sending a request to Hope Keung at keung@walnut-creek.org. League play will begin in October. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Gym. Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a waiting list by emailing Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org.

up for success and stop the overly reactive response to every day common occurrences. Please bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records for the instructor to keep. Minimum age limit

Volleyball

for handler is 18. Prerequisite: Beginning dog obedience or

Adult Volleyball Leagues

instructor approval.

943-5866

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

$153: 6 classes

Class 21002

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

9/11-10/16

Registration packets for the Monday spring adult volleyball coed

Class 21003

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

10/23-12/4

league and Wednesday Women’s 4’s will be available at the Tice

NO CLASS 11/20

Valley Gym in February. League starts in March.

*9/11, 10/9, 11/13 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center.

Drop-in Volleyball The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from 7:00pm-10:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $5 and is open to the first 45 participants.

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Sport/Fitness Groups additional sports classes and information about our other exciting health and fitness offerings can be

Afterschool Sports Programs

found on pages 40-47. CYO Sports

St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St.Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field – call (925) 256-8453. jazzercise (925) 947-6987

Designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and low-impact options. Classes are ongoing. Register anytime. Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

Oddyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email OdysseyVball@ astound.net for more information. Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, visit www.wcasi.org Walnut creek bulldawgs (925) 933-4884

WC Bulldawgs PONY Baseball is a competitive baseball program

Practice Your Sport Year-round or Try Something New!

for players 9U-14U, offering a Fall instructional program and a Spring competitive program. For more information, visit www.walnutcreekpony.org.

Afterschool sports programs for Walnut Creek Intermediate and Foothill Middle School students are

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

available throughout the school year. It’s a great

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For

way to have fun, meet friends, learn new skills and

more information, visit www.wcbaseball.org

stay active!

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

Fall

years old. VIsit www.wcyfmarauders.com

Girls Intramural Volleyball: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

Girls Competitive Volleyball: 7th & 8th Grade--Tryouts Required

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11,

Coed Flag Football: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Coed Soccer: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. For more information, visit www.wcyaa.com. Girls Intramural Basketball: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

Turf & Dog Park UPDATE

Girls Competitive Basketball: 7th & 8th Grade--Tryouts Required

www.WalnutCreekRec.org or (925) 256-3574 Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should

Learn more about the afterschool sports programs at Walnut Creek

view website or call for updated conditions of all City fields

Intermediate and Foothill Middle School by visiting

and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

www.walnutcreekrec.org and click on the Afterschool Sports tab.

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Aquatics

AQUATICS

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER Located by the Lindsay Museum 2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5861

SPECIAL WEEK - Open September 17 – 23, 2012 – Lap Swimming

• Open summer months 2013 • L-Shaped recreation and lap pool (25 yards by 25 meters) • Diving area with 1 meter spring board • Children’s wading pool (1 foot deep) • Grass area • Vending machines • Spring season private rentals

Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. It provides novice through Olympic level training for swimmers of all ages and abilities. For information call 939-5990. Head coach,

CLARKE SWIM CENTER

Mike Heaney. www.walnutcreekaquabears.org

Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5856

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

Our age group Masters (19-90) team is one of the finest (and most fun) in the country, providing a competitive swimming program for adults. Group workouts are held 5:30am-6:30am, 6:45am-7:45am,

• Heated pools open year-round

10:30am-11:30am, noon-1:00pm, Monday- Friday, and 7:00-8:00pm

• Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool

Monday – Thursday. For more information call (925) 280-5421.

• Heated locker rooms and showers

Head Coach, Kerry O’Brien. www.swim4wc.org

• Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment • Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board • Seasonal children’s pool • Vending machines

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic

FACILITY CLOSED September 17-23 November 17-18 November 22 December 25 January 1, 2013. WEEKEND HOURS September 3; November 23; December 24, 31.

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champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Call 934-4792. Head Coach, Kim Probst. www.aquanuts.org


Aquatics

Lap Swimming & Fitness Center

Family Lap Swimming Hours Fitness swimming for the entire family! All swimmers ages 7 and older must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap

All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of

swimming. Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited.

lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to

Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more

accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind

swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

is prohibited. Fitness Center for use by adults, 18 and older. Closed toe shoes and clothing must be worn at all times. Use at own risk.

Clarke Swim Center

Begins September 8 Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 4pm *All participants ages 7 – 17 must be accompanied by a swimming

Adult Lap Swim

adult (18 & up)

Clarke Swim Center

Begins September 4 Monday - Friday 5:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday 7:00pm – 8:30 pm Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Recreational Swim Hours Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all

Larkey Swim Center

September 17 – 23 Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 7:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

times. Horseplay and instruction is not permitted in recreational area. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. Clarke Swim Center

Begins September 8 50 meter pool:

Fitness Center Hours Clarke Swim Center

Saturday - Sunday, 12:00-4:00 pm *Baby pool and diving pool closed for fall & winter season.

Begins September 4 Monday - Friday 6:00am–3:30pm Monday - Thursday 7:00pm–8:45pm Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Exercise/Fitness Courses 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. $66/12-class punch ticket or drop-in $7

Deep water

Mon/Fri

8:00am & 9:00am*

Deep water

Wed

9:00am*

Shallow water Wed

8:00am*

Shallow water Tue/Thu

8:30am*

*All classes are 50 minutes long.

NEW | aqua zumba - exercise in disguise AZ is a fun, energizing and exhilarating water exercise course that incorporates the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional water exercise discipline. This course is great for any level of fitness enthusiast or novice alike. Healthy adults and those with joint problems, chronic conditions, weight issues, and pregnant woman are welcome! No swimming skills required. INSTRUCTOR : Rigel Cedeno

Admission Fees

LOCATION Clarke Swim Center

Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee.

Class 21125

Tue/Thu 6:30am-7:30am

8/21-9/18

No refunds.

Class 21126

Tue/Thu 6:30am-7:30am

9/25-10/18

Daily Admission Fees One time entrance - no in/out privileges. Children (6 & under)

$3.50

Youth (7-17)

$4.25

Adults (18 & up)

$5.00

Discount 15 Swim Passes

FREE trial class: tbd

Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers WCM invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our program and experience an atmosphere of encouraging swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a requirement to be a member, and is only one aspect of this

Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

largely successful adult fitness program. All practices are coached

Children (6 & under)

$45.00

by the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult

Ages (7-17)

$56.25

swimmers in the world. For more information contact: Head Coach

Ages (18 & older)

$63.75

Kerry O’Brien (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org. You can also

.

stop by during practice to talk with a coach.

Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass

$6: masters daily admission fee

Based on 30 day month

Mon-Fri

5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; noon

Mon-Thu

7:00pm

Adult (18 & older)

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Aquatics NEW | Free Adult Swim Lesson WCM Team members and coaches are offering free swim lessons to non-swimming or novice adults. The goal of the new program, Swimming Saves Lives, is to help adults enhance adult water safety with a unique approach developed by renowned WCM Head Coach Kerry O’Brien.

Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org

Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (Weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm)

LOCATION Clarke Swim Center

Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration, 301 N.

free: 3 classes

Mon-Wed

Registration begins AUGUST 8.

Fax to: (925) 287-0179

INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Masters

Class 21089

Swim Lessons

6:00pm-7:00pm

8/27-8/29

San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598 No phone-in registrations accepted!

Certification Courses

Registration form on page 81.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS

This course, which takes place over Winter Break, will include the

The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find

following skills and certifications needed to become a lifeguard:

the class that is right for you!

Lifeguarding (r2012), first aid, CPR-FPR, and AED.

Please read the course descriptions and prerequisites carefully. It

• Participants must pass all written and practical exams to earn

is important to register your child for the proper class. Placing your

certificate.

child in the correct class is crucial for his/her development.

• Must be 15 years old by the last day of class.

Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level.

• Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of

LOCATION Clarke Swim Center

aquatics staff. Parents may request transfers prior to the first day

FEE $213/ (Includes book & certification)

of the class. An evaluation of the student may take place the first

Class 21077

through third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to

Wed-Sun

9:30am-5:30pm

12/26-12/30

re-place your child if needed. Spaces cannot be “held.” To register, please completely fill out the registration slip. List your 2nd and 3rd choices for classes. Full payment is required at time of registration.

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 but prior to the first day of class, will receive a credit, minus the $10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, please call (925) 943-5899 ext 2438 or email: Heaston@ walnut-creek.org, prior to the completion of the course. (Doctor’s note is required. $10 service fee applies.) We do not give refunds for weather or lack of student participation. Transfers between classes may only be done if there is room and transfer is approved by the manager on duty.

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Swim Lessons Course Descriptions:

A ges 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 objective: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading water, diving, and introduction of breaststroke, and scissor kick.

A ges 6 - 1 2

Dolphin Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills. Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must 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 1 minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and endurance. Introduce breaststroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns and more diving.

A ges 1 5 - A dulT

Adult/Teen A ges 3 - 5

Starfish Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control,

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/comfort level.

kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement.

swim lesson schedule A ges 3 - 7

Seahorse

$51:

Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Course numbers & times below

6 classes

Tue –Thu

9/4-9/13

Fundamental skill building class. Students must be comfortable with floating on front and back with support and submerge head

Times/ Levels

for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

A ges 4 - 1 1

Lobster Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills. Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs, and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective: introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back crawl. 64

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and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking,

3:55-

4:30-

5:05-

5:40-

6:15-

4:25

5:00

5:35

6:10

6:45

Starfish

21088

21084

21085

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Seahorse

21087

21079

21080

21081

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Lobster

21086

21074

21075

21076

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21083

Dolphin

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Adult

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Specialized Recreation

SPECIALIZED RECREATION Specialized Recreation Karate If you have ever wanted to try the martial arts but thought that your ‘disability’ limited you... Think again! This program will challenge you and show you just how fun and adaptable Karate can be. The program has been adapted and designed for participants of all ages and abilities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $53: 10 classes

Class 21099

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/20-11/29

NO CLASS 11/11

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Debbie Landesman for this specially designed cardio program for special needs adults, ages 18 and up.

Specialized Recreation Dances

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $53: 10 classes

Class 21090

Mon

Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with 5:30pm-6:15pm

9/17-11/26

song and dance. Each month, our Friday dance will be hosted at a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the

Specialized Recreation Dinner Club

location of the dance.

Join us as we tour the world in 90 days to sample foods of various

LOCATION Concord Senior Center

cultures. Our very own Bay Area hosts some of the best

$6: 1 DANCE

restaurants in the state and we’ll take the opportunity to try as

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

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many as we can. Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited to the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist each participant with their meal and beverage selection. Drop off and pick-up will be from Civic Park Community Center. Price includes dinner, gratuity and transportation.

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $6: 1 DANCE

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

10/19

LOCATION Concord Senior Center

LOCATION TBA

$6: 1 DANCE

$38: 1 dinner

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

Class 21096

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

9/19

Class 21097

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

10/17

Class 21098

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

11/21

11/16

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $6: 1 DANCE

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

12/7

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips

Specialized Recreation Movie Fest

Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday trips each month. Trips

Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great

vary in cost and duration. Trips are for special needs adults, ages

time! Price includes admission for the double feature and

18 and up. Drop off and pick-up for all Saturday trips will be from

popcorn.

the Civic Park Community Center. LOCATION TBA

Sat

9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $18: 1 movie

Class 21100

Sat

2:00pm-6:00pm

9/8

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+

Movie Matinee Enjoy popular, recently released feature-length films on the first Monday of each month. Your $0.50 admission price includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

10/1, 11/5, 12/3

Friday Socials Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by calling 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to attend. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free / $2 Lunch

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/7

Afternoon Tea Dances

Programs

Join us for an afternoon of ballroom dancing as you get together with friends both new and old. You’ll enjoy the ballroom standards

Pancake Breakfast

played by DJ Colin Dickie who will be your host and music director

Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is

Latin and swing dance music and during the intermission, Colin

held on the 1st Sunday of each month and is open to everyone.

will lead line dances. Be sure to mark your calendar and get out

This popular community event plays host to families large and

your dancing shoes!

each afternoon. You’ll even have a chance to move your feet to

small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop serving at 11:45 am, so be sure to come early! We will be closed

$3 DROP-IN

on New Year’s Day. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $2.25 adults / $1.50 children under 12

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

10/7, 11/4, 12/2

Every Thu

1:30pm-4:00pm

Bazaar Group A drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing

Italian Night

with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety

Mama mia! It’s time to party Italian-style again. Come and enjoy a

like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who

fabulous evening of delicious Italian food, dancing and more. For

welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and

tickets or questions call 943-5852. Tickets for sale at Walnut Creek

items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual

Seniors Club.

Holiday Boutique. Call 943-5851 for more information.

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

$30/$35 after Oct 1

Drop-In

Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm

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of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything you’d

10/13

Every Wed

9:00am-3:00pm


Adults 50+ Cardmaking Workshops Come and experience some creative fun! Linda Rogers is returning to teach us new techniques for cardmaking in her fun and easy workshops. Your fee covers all materials. Plan on going home with several cards to share with family and friends. No special artistic skills required. You’ll be guided through the cardmaking process one step at a time. Advance sign-ups required, class size is limited. Students must bring a pair of scissors and a small bottle of craft glue to class. INSTRUCTOR : Linda Rogers LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $10: 1 class

Mon

9:00am-10:30am

9/24,10/29, 11/26

folding techniques for paper 9/24 paper piecing 10/29 embellishing your cards 11/26

Investment Discussion Group All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-

Sing-a-Long

5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

sounds attractive, then this is the group for you! Meet once each

Free

week to sing your favorite songs from the past, including movies,

Tue

1:30pm-4:00pm

9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18

musicals, and more. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 DROP-IN

Every Fri

9:30am-11:00am

Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free

Every Fri

9:30am-11:00am

Hooked On Books 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. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections. Call 925-943-5851 for current book selection. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $.50 drop-in

Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4

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Adults 50+ Bridge Programs Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required.

Thursday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Thu

12:30pm-4:00pm

Sunday Drop-In Bridge $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

Marathon Bridge

55 Alive Refresher Course This 4½-hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

taken the 8-hour course within the last four years. Completion of

$20: 1 CLASS

the course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a discount on their auto insurance. The refresher course is good for three years and can be repeated. Call 943-5851 for more information or

Every Fri

12:00pm-4:00pm

to register for class.

Drop-In Bingo

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Enjoy a fun day of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Play is divided

$12 AARP members / $14: non-AARP members

Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm

10/23

into morning and afternoon sessions. Morning session begins at 11:00am. Afternoon session begins at 12:45pm. Cards are sold separately for each session and are $0.50 each. Paper games are also played and are $0.25 for each card. This is a great activity for

Mah-Jongg Drop-In LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-in

Every Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun with friends. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Early-Bird Bingo $0.50 PER CARD

Pinochle

Every Thu

11:00am-11:45am

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want

Afternoon Bingo

to learn how to play.

$0.50 PER CARD

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Every Thu

$0.50 DROP-IN

Every Mon

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12:45pm-2:45pm


Adults 50+ Tennis Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm, at Larkey Park Tennis Courts for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50.

Senior Services Blood Pressure Screening Drop in on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure for free.

Bowling

Free

Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 9:45am to 12:00pm.

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Wed

9:30-11:00am

9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12

Hot Meals

Creakers Softball

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

Join our “over 50” softball program. Call Terry White at 939-7508. Fee is $72/year.

Call 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a reservation. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $2 suggested donation

Club 55 Skiers

Mon-Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm

Club 55 is a ski club for active adults age 55 and better, sponsored

Fri 11:30am-1:00pm

by the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. For more information, please

NO CLASS 11/12, 11/22-23, 12/24, 12/25, 12/31-1/1

call Preston at 256-3531.

Deaf Seniors Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative

Cycling Club

speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call

The Cycling Club meets Thursdays in June and August at 8:30am

California Relay Services, VOICE 1-900-735-2922 or TDD by calling

for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors Club membership is

1-800-735-2929.

required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

Every Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The

Case Management

Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for 1 to 1½ hours.

Case Management is available through Diablo Valley Foundation

The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers

for free in-home assessments and consultation. Call 945-8040 for

lasting 2 to 3 hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of

an appointment.

the area require the consent of the coordinator.

Bus Passes

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center $1 DROP-IN

County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk.

Every Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:00am-12:00pm

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:00am-12:00pm

Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Home Chore & Respite Registry Home Chore and Respite Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call 937-8311 for more information.

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Adults 50+

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest

Investment Counseling

drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For January-

Investment Counseling available from 1:30pm-3:30pm the first

discounts on special events, savings on local and international

Tuesday of each month. Call 943-5851 for an appointment. Free.

trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services

December, annual dues are only $12.00. Club members enjoy

including financial counseling, blood pressure checks, medical

Insurance Counseling Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

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 943-5851 for more information.

Call 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC. Please call 938-1895 for Long Term Care counseling appointments.)

Drop-In Activities

Office of Aging

See activity descriptions for more info

Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County

Mondays

Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020.

Pinochle: 12:30pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

Legal Services

Tuesdays

Senior Legal Services are available by appointment every second

Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Thursday from 10:00am-12:15pm and the fourth Thursday from

Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:20am, Lobby

11:00am–1:15pm. Call 943-5851 for your appointment.

Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room

Wednesdays

Wills Preparation

Bazaar Group: 9:30am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first

Thursdays

Monday of each month from 1:30pm–3:00pm. Call 943-5851 for an

Bingo: 11:00am–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room

appointment.

Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am, Lobby

Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call 933-1434 from 9:00am11:00am 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:

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Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby Tea Dances 12:30pm-4:30pm, Assembly Hall

Fridays Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge

due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we

SUNDAY

encourage you to make your medical appointments on most other

Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall*

days of the week.) Please call 943-5851 for more information. You

Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room

must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

* See activity description for exact dates.

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Tennis

WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER

Community Tennis Programs Y O U T H T E N N I S PR O G R A M S ( A G E S 4 - 1 5 )

LITTLE TENNIS & athletic DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6) A team of highly trained and motivated “team leaders” will help provide a wonderful tennis experience for your child. Students and parents will be impressed by the range of learning aides and development plans used throughout this program.

LITTLE RALLYER (ages 6-9) This program is for promising young players that demonstrate the skills necessary to become future tournament players. This program is designed to give training in technique, footwork, and rallying skills.

Heather Farm Park, 1751 Heather Drive • www.lifetimetennis.com • (925) 945-0105

YOUTH TENNIS (AGES 7-15)

The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather

vocabulary. Class goal: to maintain “full court” rallies and serve 1

Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is

of 3 balls into correct service box while using proper technique.

based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use, and provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket stringing service. Lessons and classes are available, as well as ball machine rental. Please enquire more by stopping by the

This introduction program is designed to develop early tennis skills that include ground strokes, serving, volleys, overheads, and tennis

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT (AGES 8-17) For students who graduated from the Youth Tennis Program or equivalent. Students will learn topspin, under spin, add or reduce

Tennis Center or calling us at the phone number listed above.

power to shots, and develop specialty shots. Class goal: Develop

Office & Court Hours

play singles and doubles matches, and to play in local tennis

Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm

Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm

foundation to become a well-rounded tennis player, successfully leagues, school teams or tournaments.

Registration Methods • Online at www.lifetimetennis.com

A D U LT T E N N I S PR O G R A M S ( A G E S 1 6 & U P )

• Mail or in-person at 1751 Heather Dr., Walnut Creek 94598

BEGINNING

• No registration for classes accepted by phone.

For students with little or no previous tennis instruction. Students

ball machine rental

will be introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve, and basic

Ball machine rental is available. No one under the age of 15 may

rally and serve an average of 1 out of 3 balls into the correct

use the ball machine unless accompanied by an adult.

vocabulary. Class goal: maintain a six-to-ten shot “short court” service box.

program notes

ADVANCED BEGINNING

• Court reservations may be made up to 8 days in advance by

Prerequisite: Beginning Tennis. Students will learn movement to

calling the Tennis Center.

groundstroke rallying and improving serving technique. Class goal:

• Lessons may be combined or cancelled based on class

maintain a full-court rally and serve an average of 1 out of 2 balls

registration. Full refunds will be granted for classes cancelled by

into the correct service box.

Lifetime Tennis. • Class refunds are given no less than 10 days prior to the first class meeting. After that, a $5 service charged will be applied. • No refunds will be given if requested less than 3 days prior to the first day of class. No refunds given for non-attendance. • Rain cancellations for classes will be made up on days specified

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Prerequisite: Advanced Beginning. Students will be introduced to volleys and overheads while improving the forehand, backhand and serve. Added movement becomes a key component at this level. Class goal: to be able to play a singles or doubles match.

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Tennis DRILL CLASS Prerequisite: Intermediate. Class covers all strokes and introduces live ball drills. A great class for those wanting to move and hit lots of tennis balls.

DOUBLES STRATEGY Proven techniques and strategies will cover a variety of common scenarios to help tailor your game with the perfect strategy.

SERVE, RETURN, & BACKHAND These classes are designed to improve one specific tennis stroke. Technical improvements, strategic advice and practice tips will be provided throughout the program.

CARDIO TENNIS, FIT TO HIT, & SPEED AND AGILITY These fitness classes will help you improve your tennis stamina, speed up your first step, gain strength and add power to your game.

Registration for tennis classes are through

Fall Tennis Schedule

Lifetime Tennis online at www.lifetimetennis.com or in-person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center.

Little Tennis & Athletic Development (Ages 4-6) • Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No lesson on 10/26, 11/22-11/23 Level Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds

Ages 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6

Day Sun Sun Thu* Fri* Sat

Time 9:15am-10:00am 1:15pm-2:00pm 415pm-5:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm 9:15am-10:00am

Dates 9/16-12/2 9/16-12/2 9/11-12/6 9/14-12/7 9/15-12/1

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR

Dates 9/15-12/1 9/10-11/26 9/12-11/28

Fee $180R/198NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR

Little Rallyer (Ages 6-9) • Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Ages 6-9 6-9 6-9

Day Sat Mon Wed

Time 3:15pm-4:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm

Youth Tennis Lessons (Ages 7-15) • Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No lesson on 10/26, 11/22-11/23 Level Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Int. (6:1 ratio) Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 72

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Ages 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 10-15 10-15 10-15 10-15

Day Thu* Fri* Sat Sat Sun Sun Wed Fri* Sat Sun

Time 5:00pm-6:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 2:00pm-3:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 3:00pm-4:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm 2:00-3:00pm

Dates 9/11-12/6 9/14-12/7 9/15-12/1 9/15-12/1 9/16-12/2 9/16-12/2 9/12-11/28 9/14-12/7 9/15-12/1 9/16-12/2

Fee $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR


Tennis Junior Development Teams (Ages 8-17) • Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No lesson on 11/23 • Drop In Rate $28R/$31NR Level Junior Development Junior Development Junior Development Junior Development Junior Development – Match Play

Ages 8-17 8-17 8-17 8-17 8-17

Day Mon Wed Fri* Sat Sun

Time 4:00pm-6:00pm 4:00pm-6:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm 3:00pm-5:00pm 4:00pm-5:30pm

Dates 9/10-11/26 9/12-11/28 9/14-12/7 9/15-12/1 9/16-12/2

Fee $264R/$290NR $264R/$290NR $242R/$266NR $264R/$290NR $107R/$118NR

Adult Tennis Lessons (AGES 16 & UP) • Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No lesson on 10/26, 11/22-11/23 Level Cardio Cardio Cardio Cardio Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1 ratio) Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy Ladies Int/Adv Men’s Advanced Drill Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Backhand/Net Game Backhand/Net Game Serve & Return Specialty Shot

Ages 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+

Day Mon Mon Wed Sun Mon Mon Sat Sun Mon Mon Thu* Thu* Mon Thu* Fri* Sat Wed Sat Sat Wed Sat Wed Thu* Wed Thu* Fri* Sat Sat Sat

Time 8:00am-9:00am 9:00pm-10:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 8:00am-9:00am 9:00am-10:00am 7:00pm-8:00pm 12:00pm-1:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 8:00pm-9:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 6:00pm-7:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 12:30pm-1:30pm 8:00am-9:00am 10:00am-11:00am 9:00am-10:00am 5:00pm-6:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm 8:00pm-9:00pm 8:00pm-9:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 11:30am-12:30pm 5:00pm-6:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm

Dates 9/10-11/26 9/10-11/26 9/12-11/28 9/16-12/2 9/10-11/26 9/10-11/26 9/15-12/1 9/16-12/2 9/10-11/26 9/10-11/26 9/11-12/6 9/11-12/6 9/10-11/26 9/11-12/6 9/14-12/7 9/15-12/1 9/12-11/28 9/15-12/1 9/15-12/1 9/12-11/28 9/15-12/1 9/12-11/28 9/11-12/6 9/12-11/28 9/11-12/6 9/14-12/7 9/15-12/1 9/15-12/1 9/15-12/1

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

NEW | Adult Rotational Doubles Leagues • PH=Pass Holders, NPH=Non-Pass Holders • *No lesson on 11/22 Level Men’s 3.5-4.0 Ladies 2.5-3.0 Ladies 3.5-4.0

Ages 18+ 18+ 18+

Day Mon Mon Thu*

Time 8:00pm-10:00pm 12:00pm-2:00pm 8:00pm-10:00pm

Dates 9/10-11/26 9/10-11/26 9/11-12/6

Fee $24PH/$48NPH $24PH/$48NPH $24PH/$48NPH

NEW | Friday Night Round Robin with the Pro • PH=Pass Holders, NPH=Non-Pass Holders • Sign up in office to reserve a spot • Drop-Ins welcome to first 11 players Level Friday Night Round Robin with the Pro

Ages 16+

Day Every Friday Night

Time 8:00-10:00pm

Fee $4PH/$8NPH

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Open Space

Open Space Programming Information

THROW IT AGAIN! ATLATL AND RABBIT STICK Saturday, September 22; 10:00am-2:00pm, Sugarloaf Open Space Atlatl, that primitive “throwing-stick-and-spear-thing,” is having resurgence in popularity as a sport worldwide and as a hunting

Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. Reservations are required for all programs if you are bringing a group of five or more. 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 by and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of

weapon is many US states. The rabbit stick is a non-returnable boomerang. Join us as we toss and fling our way back in time to experience skills our ancient ancestors mastered. ISAC rounds will be scheduled. Please call to reserve your spot if you want to compete in the ISAC contest. For more information, please contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at 925/943-5899 x2665.

the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel that activity. You may call the Ranger listed for more information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a

MOON STALKERS Saturday, September 22; 7:30pm–9:00pm, Lime Ridge Open Space

message including your mailing address to

Join us as we take to the trails when the sun goes down. Play trivia

dollard@walnut-creek.org.

games and win “Moonstones” as you enjoy a variety of nightfall activities. The hike is a moderate walk of 2 miles. Bring binoculars

Ranger-led Programs

and a flashlight. Reservations are required. Reserve your spot by calling Ranger Bruce at 925/943-5899 x 2665. Meeting location will be given to registered participants.

TWO DAY BIRD STUDY PROGRAM: FALL RAPTORS

HOWE HARVEST FESTIVAL

Friday, September 7; 6:00pm–8:00pm, and Saturday, September 8;

Sunday, October 28; 11:00am–4:00pm, Howe Homestead Park

8:00am–12:00pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

The Howe Harvest Festival combines a celebration of the life of

Fall raptor migration is one of nature’s incredible spectacles. Join

James Pomeroy Howe with a variety of old fashioned harvest and

us for this two-day class as we learn raptor identification tips,

Halloween activities for families. This year’s activities include

behavior, habitat requirements and migration patterns of our local

pumpkin carving, carnival games, crafts and scarecrow making.

birds of prey. If you are fascinated by birds of prey and would like

Visitors can also venture onto the “Spooky Trail” or take a stroll in

to learn more about this group of birds, then this class is for you.

the Community Garden or the Butterfly Garden. 4H members will

The Friday evening class will be held in the historic Carriage Barn

have animals on display and food is available for purchase. For

at Borges Ranch and the Saturday field session will begin at Borg-

more information, contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 x3521.

es Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space and end at Lime Ridge Open

Howe Homestead Park is located at 2950 Walnut Blvd.

Space. Reservations are required and the class size is limited to 15 people. The registration fee is $30.00 per person for the two-day program. For more information and to register for the program contact Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

BLACKSMITHING AT OLD BORGES FORGE Saturday, November 3 & 10; 2:00pm–3:30pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

HOWE HISTORY TOUR

Relive your childhood as you get dirty, make noise, smash things

Sunday, September 9; 1:00pm–2:30pm, Howe Homestead Park

and make a simple hook. Meet at the Old Borges Ranch. For those

From around the world, James Howe lived an amazing life as an

making a hook, reservations are required. There is a $5.00 per

Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek.

person materials fee and the minimum age to work the forge is 12

Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats and pigeon flutes

years of age. Reserve your spot by calling Ranger Bruce Weidman

kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk about

at 925/943-5899 x2665.

his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required. For information contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 x3521. Howe Homestead Park is located at 2950 Walnut Blvd.

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Open Space COYOTES IN THE OPEN SPACE: FRIEND OR FOE? Sunday, November 4; 10:00am–12:00pm, Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Have you been lucky enough to see a coyote in the Open Space? We share our Open Space with a variety of wildlife, but none stirs more emotions than the cunning wild dog, Canis latrans. During this program, we will learn how coyotes have become one of the most successful predators in North America and how we can live in harmony with them. We will start the program with a short presentation in the barn, followed by a hike into Shell Ridge Open Space. Meet in the Carriage Barn at Borges Ranch. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

On-going Programs VOLUNTEER TRAIL CREW Saturday, September 1 & Saturday, November 3; 9:00am–12:00pm

MONTHLY BEGINNING BIRD WALKS

Chuck Wall is heading a bi-monthly trail maintenance crew and

Wondering about the name of the little bird in your window and

he’d like to have you join in. Chuck will go to a different area of

why he is doing what you see him doing? Here is your chance to

the Open Space each session to work to protect both our natural

find out who all those little birds are. Come along with Ranger Dan

resources and our Open Space users. Wear long pants, closed toe

Bylin and learn all about our local bird life. We will discuss

shoes, gloves and a hat and carry water. Instruction will be

identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirements and lots of

provided. Crew is for those 16 and older. For more information,

other stuff about our fine feathered friends. Bring binoculars, a

contact Chuck Wall at 925/943-5899 ext 3521.

small notebook, hat and water and wear sturdy shoes. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Ranger Dan

Acalanes Open Space

Bylin at 925/943-5899 ext2162.

Saturday, November 10; 9:00am–11:00am

Borges Ranch & Shell Ridge Open Space

This beautiful short hike will take us into the riparian woodlands of Putnum Creek and on to Acalanes Ridge. We will have a chance to

Saturday, October 20; 9:00am-11:00am

observe late fall migrants and early winter resident birds. Meet at

Join the flock as we watch for fall migrants and the arrival of

the end of Sousa Drive. Rain will cancel the program.

winter residents on this short hike around Borges Ranch and to the Twin Ponds area of Shell Ridge Open Space. We will be hiking

LIME RIDGE HIKE

through oak savannah, grassland and riparian habitats. Meet at the Borges Ranch parking lot. Rain will cancel the program.

Sundays, August 12, September 9 & October 14; 9:00am–10:30am, Lime Ridge 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

OLD BORGES RANCH TOURS Saturdays, September 29, October 27 and November 17; 2:00pm– 3:30pm, Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

and inland scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of

Join Ranger Dan Bylin on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch.

animals. Every month, there’s something new to see and share.

The Borges family settled in Walnut Creek over 100 years ago, and

Meet the Ranger at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio

their ranch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour

Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required.

the 1901 ranch house and the 1903 carriage barn while learning

For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899

what life was like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the

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windmill near the parking lot at Borges Ranch.

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Still time for Picnics! Picnic season is still in full swing during the mild fall season, so book your site today. Larkey Park Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $165/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people)  $275/day

Heather Farm Park Small Picnic Area (up to 30 people) $55/day Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $165/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people) $275/day

All other picnic sites are available on a first-come/first-served basis, free of charge. For more information visit www.WalnutCreekRec.org or call 943-5858.

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Walnut Creek on Ice Civic Park Open Daily November 12, 2012 – January 13, 2013 925.935.7669 (SNOW) | www.iceskatewalnutcreek.com SPONSORS

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Golf

Experience Boundary Oak

Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Golf Outings, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Lives. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes ranging from 10-400. • Indoor & Lakeside Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings.

Golf Course Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any level of golfer. • 55 stall lighted Driving Range including a 10 stall grass tee hitting area. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and First Tee of Contra Costa.

• Ample Complimentary Parking.

• Host to 200 Tournaments annually.

• Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and Lime Ridge Open Space.

• Host of the PGA Nationwide Tour Qualifier for the Fresh Express Classic.

• Unique Dining Events held every month including: 4th Friday Dinners, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and more.

Contact Us At (925) 934-3600 x 21

For Tee Times Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 10 For Tournaments Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 13

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Facility Rentals

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Registration where we are Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget, 94598 Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive 94596

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.arts-ed.org.

fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 9443598 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.

Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 TiceValley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept ........................... 925.943.5848 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Turf Hotline (Field Conditions) ...............................................925.256.3574 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Heather Farm, Clarke Memorial Pool ................................... 925.943.5856 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531 Civic Arts Education............................................................... 925.943.5846

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 Liasison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203.

Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Foothill Community Gymnasium ......................................... 925.256.3539 2775 Cedro Lane 94598

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.

City Manager Ken Nordhoff

Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 Bay Mountain Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 Monument Boulevard, 94520 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, 94519 Tennis Center & Pro Shop ......................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Bob Simmons, Mayor; Kish Rajan, Mayor Pro Tem; Kristina Lawson; Cindy Silva; Gary Skrel

Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services Barry Gordon Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Carol Fowler; Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Richard G. Carlston; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Joe Stadum; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Registration FORMS

FAMILy registration

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.

Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website.

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Health & Fitness

Registration Registration begins august 8

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 #

START DATE

2ND CHOICE CLASS #

START DATE

EXP DATE

FEE

TOTAL

AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in these activities and agree on behalf of said person and the undersigned that we assume risk of accident or injuries sustained from whatever cause in connection therewith and release the City of Walnut Creek and its officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for such accident or injury. I understand I am responsible for all registration policies and procedures outlined in the brochure. I further understand the City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only. Dated

Signature

Please indicate whether: Parent

Participant

Guardian

policies RefundS/creditS

• All credits on account are valid

• Lab 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 lab fees with your

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

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.

days prior to the first day of class.

fees

• For payment plans (annual

• For withdrawal requests received

•All courses and camp registra-

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

tions include a $3 administrative

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

processing fee.

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

• Fees must be paid in full at time

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

of registration by cash, money

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

prior to any scheduled payment

class meeting are subject to partial

payable to the City of Walnut

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

rated course fees.

program description.

• No refund requests are accepted

• All payments are processed upon

after the last class meeting.

receipt.

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 & Community Services Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those

donations If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to Civic Arts Education or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Civc Arts Education Scholarships are being accepted for Fall 2012. The deadline is August 27, 2012. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

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Index y outh aquatics

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, 63 Swim Lessons, 64

Ceramics & Sculpture

Clay Play: Little Worlds, 6 Clay for Homeschoolers, 6 Clay Works One, 6 Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding, 6

Dance

Ballet for Children I, 24 Ballet for Children II, 24 Ballet for Children III, 25 Baton Twirling and Dance, 47 Jazz/Hip Hop, 25 Kinderdance, 23 Kindertots, 23 Mommy and Me: Parent & Child, 23 Pre-Ballet, 23 Pre-Ballet II, 24 Professional Training Program, 25 Tahitian Drum & Music, 48 Tap-Children, 24

Decorative & Fiber Arts

Kinder-Early Elementary Sewing, 33

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio, 11 Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio for Homeschoolers, 10 Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills, 10 Cartooning: Character Development & Video Game Concepts, 11 Collage & Construction, 9 Drawing & Painting From Nature, 10 Fashion Forward, 10 I Can Do It Art, 9 Kids’ Sketch: An Intro to Drawing, 10 Make Your Mark, 11 Paint Box, 10 Primary Colors: Early Elem. Art, 9 Teen Drawing & Painting, 11 Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent, 9

Health & Fitness

Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch, 40 Gymnastics-Parent/Child, 40 Gymnastics-Preschool, 40

Martial Arts

Cutting Edge Martial Arts, 54 Karate Kids, 54 Tiny Tigers Karate, 54

Music

The Beatles for Guitar-Part I, 22 Beginning Classical Guitar for Tweens, 21 Brass (Beg), 21 Brazilian Drums, 22 Cello Ensemble, 18 Cello Ensemble (Adv), 18 Drum Set Basics, 21 Family Music, 19 Flock of Flutes, 18 I Can Sing, 21 Instant Chorus For Adults & Kids, 21 Intermediate String Orchestra, 20 Introduction to Suzuki Violin, 19 Jazz Band Ensemble, 18 Jazz Improv (Beg), 22 Kids Make Music-Parent/Child, 19 Learn to Play, 20 Leadership Cello Ensemble, 18 Musical Babies-Parent/Child, 18 Music for Homeschoolers, 20 Music Together, 19

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Petite Pianist, 19 Piano for Children, 20 Piano for Children – Christmas Music, 20 Piano for Homeschoolers, 21 Recorder 101 for Homeschoolers, 20 Tuneful Toddlers-Parent/Child, 19 Violin Ensemble (Beg), 21 The Voice, 22 Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley, 17

Personal Enrichment

Babysitting for Beginners, 52 Chess Class, 51 Creative Writing for Homeschoolers, 51 Creative Writing-The Fundamentals, 51 Keeping Kids Safe, 50 Kids’ Carpentry, 51 Spanish for Parent and Child, 50 Spanish for School Age, 51 Spanish Immersion Preschool, 50 Toddling Around Town, 50

preschool 2 Science & Technology

Academy of Future Space Explorers, 55 Animal Antics, 55 Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO®, 55 The Extraordinary Earth, 55 Let’s Imagine, 55 Pre Engineering with LEGO®, 55

Sports

Afterschool Sports, 59 Bowling – Junior, 47 Golf-Junior, 46 Lil’ Baseball, 46 Parent & Me Soccer, 44 Pre Soccer, 45 Skillz and Scrimmages, 45 Soccer 1, 45 Tennis, 71-73 Tot Soccer, 45 Wee Hoop Dribblers, 46 Wee Hoop, Hot Shots, 46

Youth Theatre Company, 26-27

Navajo Loom Warping, 33 Navajo Rug Weaving Workshop, 33 Pine Needle Basketry, 34 Printed Fabric, 34 Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop, 34 Spinner’s Next Step, 34

dog/Pet care

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs, 58 Dog Obedience: Beginning, 57 Dog Obedience: Off-Leash Prep, 58

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

Abstract & Non-objective Painting, 13 Collage: Beeswax, Papers and Plaster, 16 Drawing Class: Explorations in Black & White Media, 12 Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums, 15 Drawing Workshop, 15 Enhancing Your Sketchbooks, 16 Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int), 11 Figure and the Monotype Workshop, 14 Figure Drawing, 14 Figure Painting Like the Old Masters, 14 Introduction to Color with Soft Pastels, 15 Japanese Brush Painting, 14 Japanese Woodblock Printing, 16 Learn to Draw Autumn’s Bounty, 16 Mix Those Media!, 13 Monday Morning Painting, 12 Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics, 13 Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting, 17 Painting Open Studio, 17 Plein Air Painting Experience, 15 Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs (Oil/Acrylics), 13 Portrait, Figure Drawing & Painting, 14 Printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Relief & Collograph,12 Printmaking Open Studio, 17 Reduction Printing, 16 Secrets of Color, 15 Starting Art: The Next Step, 15 Watercolor (Int/Adv), 12

facility RENTALS 79

adults aquatics

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, 63 Aqua Zumba, 62 Swim Lessons, 64 Water Aerobics, 62

Ceramics & Sculpture

Ceramics, 7 Dinnerware (Int/Adv), 8 Handbuilding with Soft Slabs, 8 Handmade Art Tiles & Wall Reliefs, 8 Intro to Sculpture, 8 Master Potter Workshop, 7 Open Studio Ceramics, 8 Pottery Making for Raku Firing, 8

Dance

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa, 49 Argentine Tango, 48 Line Dance, 49 Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance, 49 Square Dance Basics, 48 Tahitian Dance & Drumming, 48 Tap-Adult, 26

Decorative & Fiber Arts

Art of Tapestry Weaving, 33 Loom Weaving (Beg), 34 Loom Weaving (Cont), 34 Natural Dyes, 33

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Food & Cooking

Asian Meals for a Week, 56 Dim Sum, 56 Quick & Healthy Meals for Families, 56 Sushi and Nigiri, 56 Vietnamese Cooking Series, 56 Wine & Food Pairing 101, 57 Winter Food Gardening, 57

Glass

Dichroic Fused Glass, 28 Fused Glass (Beg-Adv), 28 Glass Bead Making (Beg), 29 Glass Fusing & Slumping, 28 Intro to Glass Blowing Workshop, 29 One Day Crash Glass Mosaics, 29

Health & Fitness

Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement, 40 Floor Barre, 40 Hatha Yoga, 42 Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller, 41, Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband, 41 Tai Chi & Chi Kung, 41 What Works Weight Loss Program, 41 Yoga Heart, 42 Yoga Heart for Continuing Students, 42 Zumba, 41 Zumba Fitness and Toning, 41

Jewelry

Intro to Etching: Red Brass, Copper & Nickel, 29 Jewelry Casting & Fabrication, 29

Martial Arts

Cutting Edge Martial Arts, 54

Music

Guitar in a Flash for Adults, 22 Listening to Music: Modern Period, 22

open space 74-75 Personal Enrichment

Community CPR, 52 CPR & First Aid Combo, 52 Urban Homesteading, 52

Photography

Art and Product Photography, 32 CAE Photography Forum, 32 Exploring Landscape Photography, 31 Fine Art Portrait & Figure Photography with Model, 31 High-Def Movie Making: A to Z of HD, 31 Inside Your Canon DSLR, 30 Inside Your Nikon DSLR, 30 Introduction to Adobe Lightroom, 31 Lighting Techniques Made Simple, 31 Make Money with Your Photography, 32 Matting and Framing Workshop, 32 Photoblogging with WordPress, 32 Photoshop for Photographers, 31 Photoshop Made Simple, 30 Take Control of Your Digital Camera, 30 Using Your Camera Made Simple, 30

Social Dance

All about Social Ballroom, Swing & Hot Latin Salsa, 47 Argentine Tango, 47 Ballroom Dance for My Generation, 47 Line Dance, 49 Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance, 46 Tahitian Dance & Drumming, 46

Specialized Recreation, 65 Sports

Bowling, 47 Golf, 47 & 78 Sports Leagues, 58 Tennis, 71-73

adults 5 0 + adults 50+

50+ Programs, 66-69 Senior Services, 69-70

Health & Fitness

20/20/20 (Cardio/Strength/Stretch & Balance), 44 Chair Yoga, 43 Gentle Exercise, 43 Gentle Yoga, 43 Move to Improve Your Balance, 43 Seniorcize, 44 Zumba for Beginners, 43

Personal Enrichment

Beyond Typing, 53 Bridge Class: Club Series, 53 An Introduction to Your PC, 53 Everything Email, 53 Internet Introduction, 53 Mah-Jongg, 52

Social Dance

Tuesday Line Dance, 49


Lesher Center for the Arts

Lucky Stiff

Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art

August 31 – October 7, 2012

September 6 - November 18, 2012

Musical Murder Mystery Farce

Reception: Thursday, September 6th, 6:00-8:00pm The intersection of art and nature has inspired artists for centuries—from Impressionist plein air painting to

Steve Martin’s The Underpants

medieval bestiaries. This exhibition will explore the ways in which

October 19 – November 17, 2012

contemporary artists have staged

Wild and crazy satire from the mind of Steve Martin.

the dialogue between the arts, scientific exploration, and organic

Status Update

materials. The works represented

November 1 – 18, 2012

in this show will offer us a glimpse

World Premiere of new comedy with music!

into the impermanence and vitality of wildlife and the botanical world,

A Christmas Carol

encouraging us to question our as-

December 6 – 16, 2012

of unusual and unique creatures

The Inspiring Holiday Tradition.

around us.

Old Wicked Songs February 1 – March 2, 2013 Pulitzer finalist that celebrates the power and bond of music.

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps March 29 – April 27, 2013 Fast-paced whodunit from the Alfred Hitchcock movie!

Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World

sumptions about the curious world

Jo Whaley Smerinthus saliceti, 2010 Archival Pigment Photograph (Courtesy of the Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco)

2012 Bg Craft Fest Sunday, November 4, 2012 11am-5pm Bedford Gallery hosts the 5th annual Craft Fest event featuring the best in cool local crafts, including, jewelry, woodworking, linens, body products and more.

April 25 – May 12, 2013 Charming romantic comedy with a delightful twist.

Don’t miss this one day event!

Sweet Charity May 17 – June 22, 2013 Multi-Tony Award winning musical from the book written by Neil Simon, based on a screenplay by Federico Fellini, and made famous by Bob Fosse. All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts Celebrating 21 years at 1601 Civic Drive

(Bg Craft Fest 2011 vendor and visitors)

See website for hours and information on all programs. www.bedfordgallery.org Programming supported with generous funding from

Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTScenter.org

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