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VOLUME N o 7 FALL 2013

? CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

RECREATION

Go digital with Short Movie Workshop.

Fall registration begins August 7.

Kids — draw and sculpt Portraits Through Time or explore Imaginary Landscapes.

New cooking classes, including Around the World Cooking and Iron Chef Challenge.

Adults will enjoy Fused Glass, Art Tiles & Wall Reliefs and Stunning Pastels.

Reserve an area for a fall picnic or holiday party — see pages 77 and 79.


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 trying out something for the first time, or returning to a favorite hobby, there is sure to be something that rekindles

School Year Preschool offered at three locations!

A school year program is offered at Fine Arts Preschool at the Shadelands

that excitement of going back to

Art Center, Heather Farm and Civic

school. And of course, there are plenty

Park Preschools. Our programs offer

of enrichment activities for youth as

well-rounded, safe and nurturing

well.

environments that are developmentally age-appropriate with a focus on

While many of us were enjoying the

developing the “whole child.”

fine summer weather, the Community Service Day organizing committee has been hard at work getting ready for the

The programs serve children from 24 to 66 months, offering hands-on learning

2nd Annual Community Service Day,

through play. Expanding social/emotional, physical and cognitive development,

set for Saturday, October 6th.

using both an integrated and project based curriculum, provides a “child-centered” approach to learning that makes for an exciting, dynamic learning environment.

Last year, more than 1,000 volunteers worked on 42 projects, doing everything from painting the parking

We are currently taking registrations

lot for Meals on Wheels to cleaning

for all preschools, including our new

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

Pre-K, a four-day-a-week afternoon program. These popular programs fill fast so call or visit soon to secure a place for your child.

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

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


Arts CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-9 Youth | Adult |

MUSIC 26-30 Youth | Adult |

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 9-17 Youth | Adult |

DANCE 31-33 Youth | Adult |

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 18-21 Adult | JEWELRY 22 Adult | GLASS 22-23 Adult

DRAMA 34 Youth | Exhibition CALENDAR 35 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 36-37 preschool 2

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 24-25 Youth | Adult |

Rec HEALTH & FITNESS 40-44 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SPORTS 56-59 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 45-49 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SPECIALIZED RECREATION 60-61 Youth | Adults |

SOCIAL DANCE 50-52 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

DOG/PET CARE 61 Adults |

SCIENCE & TECHNology 52 SCIENCE & TECHNology 52 Youth | Youth |

TENNIS 62-63 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

MARTIAL ARTS 53 MARTIAL ARTS 53 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults |

AQUATICS 64-69 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

FOOD & COOKING 54-55 FOOD & COOKING 54-55 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults |

adults 50+ 70-74 Adults 50+ |

+ more OPEN SPACE 75-76 GOLF 78 facility rentals 79

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


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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 7-9

Adult

9

Open Studio

DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 9-12

Youth

12-17 Adult DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 18-21 Adult JEWELRY 22

Adult

GLASS 22-23 Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 24

Youth

24-25 Adult MUSIC 26-30 Youth 26, 30

Adult

DANCE 31-33 Youth 33

Adult

DRAMA 34 Youth EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 35 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 36-37 PRESCHOOL 2

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

AGES 8-12

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 $105: 9 classes

Class 23567

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

9/9-11/4

AGES 8-12

Clay: Handbuilding with Wheelthrowing Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from centering to making simple pots. Pre-requisite: must have taken Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding techniques. Akio Takamori

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

AGES 4-6

Clay Play: Little Worlds

$154: 10 classes

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

Class 23561

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

9/10-11/12

versatile and forgiving mediums. It is a great introduction for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live; flowers, trees, or a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques:

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

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

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

needed and $20 bag of clay).

$102: 9 classes

Mon

3:45pm-4:45pm

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

pinch, coil, slab, squeeze.

Class 23566

AGES 12-17

9/9-11/4

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $129: 10 classes

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. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $153: 10 classes

Class 23564 6

Tue

10:30am-12:30pm

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9/10-11/12

Class 23507

Wed

4:30pm-6:30pm

9/11-11/13

Class 23508

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

9/12-11/14


Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics (Beg/Int)

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Ceramics

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

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

$192: 10 classes

Class 23492

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

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

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form.

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend

$192: 10 classes

first class.

Class 23494

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$192: 10 classes

Class 23496

$182: 9 classes

9:00am-12:00pm

9/9-11/4

9/9-11/4

9/12-11/14

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Class 23502

$182: 9 classes

7:00pm-10:00pm

1:00pm-4:00pm

$192: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

Mon

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

Class 23499

9/12-11/14

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

Class 23497

$182: 9 classes

1:00pm-4:00pm

7:00pm-10:00pm

$192: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

Mon

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Class 23491

9/11-11/13

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

Class 23490

Wed

9/10-11/12

9/9-11/4

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/13-11/15

Ceramics (Beg-Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee $192: 10 classes

Class 23495

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

9/7-11/16

No class 10/12

A D U LT

Master Potter Workshop: A Day with Akio Takamori Using the coil building method, Akio will demonstrate the construction of a sleeping figure. This method allows him to modify the figure into the hollow constructed form. He will finish the figure with surface painting using under glazes. The economy of the simplified coil built form allows him to add information by drawing and painting on the surface. Following his tastes and favorite blue and white functional ceramics from the past, he will also demonstrate the making of press mold ware with under glaze drawings loosely based on pictorial images and forms of historical ware seen in museums. A slide lecture of his work will also be presented. Doors open at 9am. Bring a dish to share. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, ClayPeople and Trax Gallery. INSTRUCTOR : Akio Takamori LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $83: 1 class $43: Clay Arts Guild Members $73: ClayPeople Discount

Class 23755

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

10/12

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Ceramics & Sculpture ARTISTs MARKET December 6-8

A D U LT

Intro to Sculpture (Beg-int) More fully understand the process of working with clay and

Enjoy live music

constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

and hors d’oeuvres

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation,

at opening night

form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image

of our Artists’

presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

Market on Friday,

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

December 6, 5-9pm.

texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also

The sale continues

addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

through Sunday at the Shadelands Art

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik

Center, 111 N. Wiget

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Lane, and at the

$192: 10 classes

Clay Arts Studio E

Class 23503

in downtown Civic

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

9/10-11/12

Park. Shadelands hours on Saturday

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and Sunday are 10am-6pm. Civic Park hours on Saturday are 10am-6pm and

The Human Figure in Clay

Sunday 10am-5pm. Shadelands will feature all media, including

Create ceramic sculptures using the human figure as inspiration

drawings, paintings and printmaking, glass jewelry, pottery

working from your imagination, as well as live models. Feel

and sculpture, photography, textiles and more! Ceramics and

free to approach any stylistic aspect of the figure from realistic

sculpture will be featured in Civic Park. For more information

renderings, abstracted torsos, anatomical studies and stylized

call (925) 943-5846.

figurines. Also explore finishing and surfacing techniques both within and outside the ceramic lexicon including underglaze, glass, overglaze, washes and paints. This class includes models’ fees. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik

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Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Beg-Adv)

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $233: 10 classes

Class 23512

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/10-11/12

Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs. Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of

A D U LT

extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving,

Handbuilding with Soft Slabs (Beg-Adv)

stamp images and relief designs.

Explore a broad variety of techniques and ideas for creating works

INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn

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

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

will be among the projects in this course. A variety of surface treatments will be used. Bring your imagination and a sketchbook

$192: 10 classes

Class 23511

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

9/15-11/17

to the first class. INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

A D U LT

$192: 10 classes

Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv)

Class 23506

Emphasis on ceramic work for high-fire salt kiln, to be stacked with kiln shelves. Students participate in loading and unloading of kilns. INSTRUCTOR : Peter Coussoulis LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $233: 10 classes

Class 23505 8

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

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9/11-11/13

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/12-11/14


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

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

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and terra sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work. Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after second class. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $233: 10 classes

Class 23509

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/13-11/15

AGES 1½-3

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent OPEN STUDIOS

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

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exploration and circle activities will be offered each session.

Open Studio Ceramics

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 1½-2)

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

$107: 10 classes

Class 23580

Fri

9:00am-10:15am

9/13-11/15

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 2-3) $124: 10 classes

Class 23581

Fri

10:30am-12:00pm

9/13-11/15

use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes. Student must be taking a ceramics class.

AGES 4-6

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

I Can Do It Art

$152: 61 classes $91: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists use

Class 2349

art. Lots of art materials to explore: paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens,

9/7-11/17

No class 10/12

their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of etc., as you draw, paint, and explore new mediums. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter.

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.

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $69: 5 classes

Class 23568

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/11-10/9

Class 23569

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

9/11-10/9

Class 23570

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

10/16-11/13

Class 23571

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

10/16-11/13

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 5-7

AGES 6-8

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art

Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills

Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters

sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts

and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning.

of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage

Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along

projects included. Completion of ‘I Can Do it Art’ recommended.

with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil,

Children repeating this class will have extended projects that

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

provide further independent growth and development.

students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with instructor.

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

$88: 10 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 23574

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/11-11/13

$89: 10 classes

Class 23576

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/10-11/12

AGES 6-8

Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing

AGES 6-8

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

Creative Nature: Draw/Paint Animals & Natural Objects

fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture,

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

contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still

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

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

necessary to draw animals and natural objects using a variety of

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

techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors

students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover

and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants and

the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this

animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy). Completion of

class will have extended projects that provide further independent

Primary Colors or a similar art class recommended.

growth and development in the medium.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $82: 9 classes

Class 23573

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

$108: 10 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 23579

4:00pm-5:30pm

Fri

9/13-11/15

9/9-11/4 AGES 6-8

AGES 6-8

NEW | Nature Abstracts in 2-D

Paint Box

Explore nature using recycled materials. Learn how to create

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

abstract representations of trees, forests and animals in nature

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

using paper, cardboard, plaster, oil and acrylic paints. This class is

tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing

a great introduction to the fun of mixed media. Previous painting

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

classes advised.

about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects to a simpler form and creating texture with pattern and repetition. Students repeating this class will have extended projects that

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

provide further independent growth and development in the

$88: 10 classes

medium.

Class 23697

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $82: 9 classes

Class 23572

10

INSTRUCTOR : Sally Rodriguez

Mon

4:45pm-5:45pm

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9/9-11/4

Thu

3:45pm-4:45pm

9/12-11/14


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 8-12

AGES 7-10

Tinkering/Found Object Assemblage

NEW | Hands On Art with Mixed Media

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

Map making, collage boxes and Medieval Banners! This class

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

will focus on three main projects while exploring texture and

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

dimension using found objects and mixed media. Work with

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

encaustics (wax), natural glaze we make in class, acrylic paint,

wood, real hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions

glue, recycled paper, wood and other materials to assemble small

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

wooden boxes. Students should have familiarity with painting,

brainstorm of ideas, deal with challenges, design and construction

gluing and color mixing.

of individual projects.

INSTRUCTOR : Sally Rodriguez

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$108: 10 classes

$108: 10 classes

Class 23696

Class 23575

Wed

4:45pm-6:15pm

Thu

5:00pm-6:30pm

9/12-11/14

9/11-11/13 AGES 8-12

AGES 8-12

NEW | Imaginary Landscapes

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio

Students will explore a variety of landscapes from real to make-

For students who have had some painting experience and are

believe. Within the landscapes, imaginary or real creatures will

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

live and play in an environment of your making--like a shark sitting

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

in a café or a forest of cupcakes. Take a favorite place and add

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

something that would make it better, like a backyard with a tree

art class recommended.

house surrounded by water with lots of waterslides. Explore basic concepts dealing with character design, concept art, juxtaposition

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

and collage. Draw and paint using a variety of techniques and

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

mediums.

$108: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 23577

3:30pm-5:00pm

Thu

9/12-11/14

INSTRUCTOR : Tory DeOrian LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $108: 10 classes

AGES 8-12

The Comics + Digital Painting (Int/Adv) Take your fun ideas and turn them into finished cartoons, comics, character designs and story illustrations. Learn advanced drawing techniques, story telling and the process of making an illustration.

Class 23582

Fri

3:30pm-5:00pm

9/13-11/15

AGES 8-12

NEW | Portraits through Time

Create and develop characters, settings, environments and

Learn to draw and sculpt with charcoal, modeling clay, ink, pencil,

perspective, and take your best ideas and turn them into digital

paint, and even computers, as you study the tradition of portrait

paintings. The pen tool is a very exciting graphic arts tools that will

drawing in history throughout the world. Several styles will be

take your art to the next level.

explored from realistic and line drawing to cartoon and abstract portraiture.

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Hallquist

$116: 10 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 23583

Tue

4:45pm-6:15pm

9/10-11/12

$108: 10 classes

Class 23694

Fri

4:00pm-5:30pm

9/13-11/15

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 11-17

AGES 14-18

Make Your Mark–2013-2014

Teen Drawing & Painting

Make Your Mark is an intensive visual art

For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting

program for middle and high school students

to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing an

who are interested in and can benefit from

understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective

increased exposure to visual art mediums

and color. Students may work at the easel, initially focusing on

with professional artists, strengthening

basic techniques, then moving on to more complex projects.

their portfolios and becoming more well-

Student exposure to a variety of mediums including acrylics,

rounded artists. Students will meet on Friday

pastels, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive

afternoons at the Shadelands Art Center Annex from January

individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice.

to early June. Students will meet with artists, crafts people and other art professionals, take field trips and visit an artist’s studio. Students will enhance and strengthen language, awareness, and just as important – reasons why they create art. With this knowledge and hands-on experience, they will be able to

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $143: 10 classes $15 supply fee due at first class

Class 23693

Tue

4:15pm-6:15pm

9/10-11/12

effectively build, as well as comment, on their body of art work with peers and artists they meet throughout the course. Students will learn how to prepare their work for exhibition and mount a show of their work at the end of the program.

AGES 11-17

NEW | Creative Repurposing: “Ya Wanna Make Something Out of It?” Creative repurposing is the latest way to make amazing wearable art and cool stuff for your room. Bottle top jewelry, tin can robots

Our Make Your Mark Program will

and pop can lanterns are just a few of the fun projects we’ll create

start in January of 2014 where we

from ordinary recyclables and common household items. Explore

will offer two 8-week sessions, the

design concepts using simple tools and materials that create both

first focusing on painting on non-

functional and display art and fashion objects.

traditional surfaces like metal, glass, 3D objects and more. The second

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

session will be digital photography,

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

exploring photo collage/landscapes,

$143: 10 classes

digital painting, and more. There will be one short-session where we will learn to paint, carve

Class 23794

Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

9/10-11/12

and collage inlay work with wax, learning encaustic painting techniques. There will be one field trip and one studio visit

A G E S 1 5 & up

during the course of the program

NEW | A Toolbox of Knowledge for Drawing

Applications and information will be available on our website

You do not need a bunch of equipment or ‘talent’ to learn how to

beginning in September. For more information, contact Doug

draw. You do need some basic knowledge, a decent pencil, a ruler

Rowe, Program Supervisor, at rowe@arts-ed.org or by phone

and a drawing pad. This is a fast-paced, comprehensive workshop

at (925) 943-5899 x2471.

designed for both beginning and experienced artists. Whether you dream of making paintings, clothing, sculpture, or a new home--the

AGES 8-14

first step is a drawing. Drawing is the foundation of the visual arts.

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio for Homeschoolers

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

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

$56: 2 classes

Class 23756

Sat

9:30am-12:00pm

9/21-9/28

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

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LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$116: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

$56: 2 classes

Class 23703

1:00pm-2:30pm

Class 23757

Fri

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Sat

9:30am-12:00pm

10/19-10/26


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All About Graphite

Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int)

Exciting drawing class for both beginners and developed artists.

Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class

Focus on the medium of graphite in both pencil and powder form.

for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class using

Graphite is soluble in turpenoid, as well as alcohol and water,

watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual

and is extremely valuable as both a painting medium and in

instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class.

combination with other media, such as soft pastel and encaustic. Begin with traditional techniques and progress to contemporary applications. If you are captivated by the subtle richness of delicate

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

grays or the range of powerful charcoal tones you can achieve, this

$169: 10 classes

class is for you. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

Class 23541

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

9/10-11/12

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

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LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv)

$169: 10 classes

Class 23545

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/12-11/14

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis upon learning a direct painting process, using principles of design, and your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring

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reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

coaching and critiques as needed.

Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you know nothing or not enough to get started? Do you want to try

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

a new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught

$140: 8 classes

while exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums,

Class 23549

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

No class 9/25, 10/30

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

Class 23548

Wed

Fri

2:00pm-5:00pm

9/11-11/13

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/13-11/15

No class 9/20, 11/1

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 23534

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

9/11-11/13

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Monday Morning Painting Primary focus is on the development of each student’s personal style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews,

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NEW | Drawing: Sketching & Rendering

challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and

Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning

landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies

how to reduce objects down to their basic shapes and forms and

for the medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely no

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

knowledge of paints should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to

include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective, shading

Different Mediums as a prerequisite.

along with landscape and figurative themes. Students should bring paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

subject matter are acceptable. Lessons focus on still-life and

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $154: 9 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 23536

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/9-11/4

9:00am-12:00pm

11/18-12/16

$169: 10 classes

Class 23714

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/13-11/15

$95: 5 classes

Class 23537

Mon

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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. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison Jody Mattison

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $202: 10 classes

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Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv) Using still life and photo references both as inspiration and a learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects

Class 23531

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/13-11/15

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

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting

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

This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and

challenges and end of the class critiques. Bring supplies and

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

be prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Beginners with

and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome

absolutely no knowledge of paints or painting should consider

and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums a prerequisite.

up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil,

while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals

acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in,

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

$169: 10 classes

Class 23535

Thu

value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www. 6:30pm-9:30pm

9/12-11/14

arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

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LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Printmaking: Etching, Relief & Collograph

$202: 10 classes

Class 23528

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

9/14-11/16

An introduction to four traditional fine art printmaking forms: Monotype (unique single image prints), Etching (multiple prints from etched metal plates otherwise worked with tools), Relief (multiple prints made from cutting wood planks and linoleum

The Figure in Watercolor and Drawing

and related materials), and Collograph (a hybrid form combining

This class will involved working from the model with short demos,

intaglio and relief methods). Students may opt to try all four

critiques and individual instruction in all things related to working

forms or concentrate on one or two. More experienced artists

from the figure. Costumed and undraped poses from warm-up to

may continue their development of any or all of the four printing

60 minutes. Appropriate for watercolor or drawing.

approaches. A materials list will be distributed at the first class. INSTRUCTOR : Ruth Santee

$193: 9 classes

$167: 8 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 23557

6:00pm-9:00pm

Thu

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INSTRUCTOR : John Finger LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

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Class 23538

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/9-11/4


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Figure Painting Like the Old Masters

Mix Those Media!

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

Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less

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

predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and

underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful

adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover

and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing

the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual territory.

the figure recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful

Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results.

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

Watercolor, acrylics, soft pastels, oil sticks/oil pastels, collage

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

techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed media methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

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

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

$202: 10 classes

Class 23529

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/12-11/14

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

Class 23546

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NEW | Painting the Still Life with Color and Light

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/13-11/15

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Afternoon painting class emphasizing the use of color and light in painting the still life in oil, chalk pastel or acrylic. Both alla prima

Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics)

(all at once) and indirect layering methods will be explored. Weekly

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

in-depth demonstrations are integral to the class and will focus

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

on topics such as composition, lighting, color palette, layering;

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

technique will be addressed, as well as use of materials. Materials

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

list online at www.arts-ed.org.

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged;

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group

$169: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

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

Class 23530

1:00pm-4:00pm

org.

Tue

9/10-11/12

INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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NEW | Stunning Soft Pastels

$131: 7 classes

This class is for adventurous beginners and continuing artists who want to introduce fresh visual elements into drawings and paintings. One of the amazing qualities of the soft pastel medium

Class 23533

Mon

12:30pm-3:30pm

9/23-11/4 Mark Jezierny

is its versatility, which combines well with watercolor, acrylics, oils and all drawing media (colored pencils, graphite, charcoal, marking pens and ink). Traditional and innovative processes will be covered. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $169: 10 classes

Class 23544

Tue

1:15pm-4:15pm

9/10-11/12

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Plein Air Painting Experience Enjoy painting in the natural environment! We will have a brief philosophy of plein air painting, sketching and designing a painting. Locations include park, cityscapes and waterscapes. Explore direct painting with vibrant color with an emphasis on light and composition; use of digital camera as a tool for composition and how to include figures in paintings. Suggested text Kevin Mcpherson’s ‘Landscape Painting Inside and Out’. Students encouraged to be inventive, experiment and develop their own color sense. Enjoy the excitement of morning light and seasonal colors. Oil or acrylic preferred. Materials list and class locations online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Mary Lou Correia LOCATION Off-Site $146: 6 classes

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Class 23937

Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

Fri

10:00am-1:30pm

9/20-10/25

WORKSHOPS

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values, and representation through demonstrations and individual instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs. Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational

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NEW | Drawing for Painters Workshop Geared for painters who need help establishing their drawing

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

quickly and with confidence, we will begin by covering drawing

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

of the student’s choice. Students who do not have any experience

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

with paints should take ‘Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different

$169: 10 classes

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

basics and move to practicing working with paints in the medium

Class 23540

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/10-11/12

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

Class 23539

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

9/11-11/13

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $98: 4 classes

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Class 23560

Sun

11:30am-2:30pm

9/22-10/13

Japanese Brush Painting Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art work. Oriental brushpainting makes you aware of our world and allows 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 online at www.arts-ed.org.

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Silk Painting One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using the basic silk painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

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

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

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

$154: 9 classes

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

Class 23543

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/9-11/4

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

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$121: 2 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 23550

10:00am-4:00pm

Sun

10/20-10/27


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NEW | Collage with Acrylic and Watercolor

Collage: Beeswax, Papers and Plaster

This class is for those who have never painted before, as well as

we will be fusing layers of papers together using beeswax for

painters of all levels. Learn about the proper grounds and mediums

adhesion onto wood and plaster surfaces. For added flair we will

suitable for collage. Create an interesting effect with multiple thin

mix in crayon, watercolors, and oil pastels.

Using handmade papers, prints, tissue paper, napkins and more,

layers of acrylic or watercolor. Learn to blend the edges of added material without creating hard cut and paste edges. Techniques include how to color and dye tissue paper, treat and alter magazine papers, and hand printmaking techniques to enhance your collage. Also includes demonstrations and discussions on elements of art.

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $68: 1 class $45 supply fee due at class

Class 23547

Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

9/14

INSTRUCTOR : Seema Mahboob LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

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$175: 2 classes

Class 23674

Sat

11:00am-3:00pm

10/5-10/12

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own

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supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. Note: No

Autumn Botanicals

solvents in class.

Explore the bounty of autumn! The fall season provides a myriad of

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

inspirational subjects for us to render--brilliant leaves, seed pods,

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

acorns, Indian corn, autumn fruits and vegetables. Learn to see in a completely new way! Basic shapes, value, line quality, color and light sources discussed; demos and examples given and detailed

$140: 10 classes

$97: w/ another CAE class

Class 23532

1:00pm-4:00pm

Fri

9/13-11/15

notes provided. Take home artwork with a new appreciation and comprehension underlying the technique of botanical art. All levels welcome. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list online at www.arts-ed. org.

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

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup.

$115: 3 classes

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

Open Studio Painting Open to all experienced painters and current painting students.

INSTRUCTOR : Peg Steunenberg

Class 23556

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Mokuhanga Japanese Woodblock Printing

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $111: 10 classes

$55: w/ another CAE class

Class 23559

1:00pm-5:00pm

Thu

9/12-11/14

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

Open Studio Printmaking

process may be the perfect solution. This workshop introduces

Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class

a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E

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

technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese

Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional

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

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

Participants will cut their own woodblocks and create a small

environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no

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

instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and

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

inks and any specialized materials.

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$111: 10 classes

$55: w/ another CAE class

$149: 2 classes

$30 supply fee due at first class

Class 23542

1:00pm-5:00pm

Class 23555

10:00am-5:00pm

Sun

Thu

9/12-11/14

9/15-9/22

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DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

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Exploring Close-Up Photography An expanded working knowledge of equipment and techniques helps photographers create fantastic close-up photos. How to get close to the subject, lighting considerations, how to stabilize your camera, depth of field, compositional elements, and more! An assignment and field trip provide you with an opportunity to practice the tools and techniques learned and allows the instructor to observe and improve your techniques. Provide your own camera and have some working knowledge of the basic photographic principles. No special close-up equipment required. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $85: 2 classes

Beth Witrogen

Class 23616

Sat

10:00am-12:30pm

11/9-11/16

Field Trip

Sat

1:00pm-3:00pm

11/9

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CAE Photography Forum

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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 through May) 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. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students.

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photographs of art work or products for sale or advertising. Camera usage, lighting and staging work will be demonstrated and practiced. Computer image processing using Adobe Photoshop and using these images to create jury slides, show cards, gallery cards, a portfolio book, will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to photograph their own objects, as well as those of fellow students. Bring two pieces to be photographed, camera and instruction book.

locations and offer resources for continued learning. Materials list

$91: 2 classes

Class 23627

Sat

2:00pm-7:00pm

9/21-9/28

Introductory course designed to give students the skills necessary to produce quality videos suitable for YouTube or DVD. Learn all the steps: scripting, storyboarding, filming, and editing your production. Students will get an intensive yet fun hands-on experience in the art of moviemaking with provided professional HD video cameras, audio recorders, Apple laptops and professional (FCP) editing software. Students who have Windows laptops with Adobe Premiere or Elements are welcome to use them in the class.

LOCATION Park Place

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$188: 9 classes

$143: 3 classes

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

INSTRUCTOR : Frank Pappas

INSTRUCTOR : Gene Farley

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

High-Def Video: The A-2-Z of HD

Learn to use your digital camera to produce professional quality

Wed-Fri 12:00pm-3:00pm

composition, exposure tools and practice creating beautiful

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Art and Product Photography

Class 23617

canyons. Two Saturday slide lectures and field sessions provide

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$71: Yearly Membership

7:00pm-9:30pm

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

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Reynolds

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Tue

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

online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

Class 23315

Exploring Landscape Photography

11/6-11/8

Class 23624

Thu

No class 10/31

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/12-11/14


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Introduction to Photoshop Elements

NEW | Minimalism & Photography

Photoshop Elements is a wonderful image editing program with

Seeing the world more directly and openly, without an agenda,

most of the features of Photoshop which are directed primarily

can change your relationship to photography--and to your world.

to the photographer. Concentrate on those features needed to

We will practice quieting the mind and learning techniques so

edit your digital images: navigate your way around the program,

that images appear freshly, instead of planning what to shoot.

viewing and save your files, resize and crop, understand layers,

Class consists of meditation, instructions on letting go, discussion,

image adjustments, using levels, hue/saturation, color balance,

interactive sharing of images, and two field shoots between

selecting and editing tools to work on photographs. Assignments

classes. No meditation experience required, but you should know

allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in

how your camera works. DSLR preferred

class. Bring a laptop with Photoshop Elements installed.

INSTRUCTOR : Beth Witrogen

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$56: 3 classes

$86: 6 classes

Class 23613

Wed

Class 23629 6:30pm-9:00pm

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

10/1-10/15

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Lighting Techniques Made Simple

Photographing People People have always been the photographer’s favorite subject--

Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the

preserving in pictures the faces that are special to us and to record

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

memorable scenes and events. Learn to take fantastic people

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

photographs. We will discuss candid, environmental and formal

equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any

portraits and will cover equipment, composition, lighting, and

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

more. Photographic assignments will allow the student to practice

will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a

the tools and techniques learned in class. Bring camera and

Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot.

manual.

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$113: 5 classes

$76: 2 classes

Class 23619

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/9-9/30

Field Trip

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

9/28

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Class 23615

Tue

6:30pm-9:00pm

10/1-10/8

Tom Crews

Matting and Framing Workshop Learn to mat and frame your flat art using professional techniques, archival materials and sectional frames. Learn to create a presentation suitable for gallery or museum hanging. Professional mat cutters and instruction will be provided and practice material is included in the cost of the course. Bring a sample of your art to the first meeting. Sample art should be minimum 8x10 but not larger than 16x20. Required materials will be determined at first class which will be approximately $40. INSTRUCTOR : Gene Farley LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $70: 3 classes

Class 23618

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

10/16-11/6

No class 10/23

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NEW | Short Movie Workshop

drive or memory card. The instructor will also Photoshop an image

This lab-based course uses collaborative teams to produce original

computer

from each student as you follow along step by step on your own

short narrative films suitable for public screenings and film festival submission. Students are exposed to all aspects of the movie making process while exploring specific disciplines, such as Story

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Development, Film Acting, Directing, Camera, Lighting, Sound,

$85: 4 classes

and Editing. HD Video cameras and Apple editing laptops are

Class 23620

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/10-10/1

supplied. No experience necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Frank Pappas

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LOCATION Park Place

NEW | Outsmarting Your Smartphone: Use the Camera That’s with You

$209: 10 classes

Class 23625

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/10-11/12

The best camera is the one that’s with you. Frequently, it’s our smartphone. With better image sensors, higher quality lenses,

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unparalleled portability, and a plethora of apps to improve and

Photoshop Made Simple

share images, today’s smartphones are a worldwide boon to

Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class

camera and learn new skills you can use every day? Do you want

will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop

to explore and capture the beauty of your family and friends and

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

the world around you?

straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb

photography. Do you want to have more fun with your smartphone

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class

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Sat

9:30am-3:30pm

10/19


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Take Control of Your Digital Camera

Using Your Camera Made Simple

Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great

Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you

photographs and how to gain more control over the design of

want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make

pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point

better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and

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

flash. Learn how to download pictures from your camera on to the

management will be explained. We will investigate the creative

computer and the best way to save, store and archive your images.

aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of

Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual

obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field

help.

trip will allow practice using 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

$109: 4 classes

$123: 7 classes

Class 23621

Class 23614

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

9/19-10/24

Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

10/19

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

10/7-10/28

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Introduction to Lightroom

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NEW | Take Your Photography to the Next Level

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

Whether you are a budding photographer or a seasoned shooter,

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

learn what makes a photo captivating and emotional. Train your

software solution for efficiently organizing, processing, printing,

eye to seek out pleasing textures, compositions, colors, textures,

creating photo books, and publishing your work on popular

moods, and tones. Explore seven qualities of light to enhance your

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

vision. Includes a slideshow that highlights captivating images

list online at www.arts-ed.org

and we will shoot images together outside the classroom. Bring images for personalized guidance. All cameras acceptable. INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler

$87: 1 class

Sat

9:30am-3:30pm

just print your photos? Designed for enthusiasts and professional

INSTRUCTOR : Reid Thaler LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $119: 2 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 23628

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

Class 23631

Sat

Sat 10:00am-1:00pm 10/12

9:30am-4:00pm

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The Joy of Digital Photography

NEW | Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It Portrait Workshop

Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is

Learn how to use light and shadow, set the mood, and give depth

encouraged by working both indoors and outside taking scenics,

to your portraits. Capture accurate skin tones, exposure and white

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

balance in camera. Create dramatic Black and White works of art.

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

Edit images to create the most powerful composition possible.

f stops, light meters, ISO, Dynamic Range, Icon, Settings, RAW or

Find your personal artistic vision, channel your inner Edward

JPEG, Color Balance, and more!

Weston, Richard Avedon, Dorothea Lange, Annie Liebovitz. Join the world of fine art figure photography and work with stunning

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

models both draped and undraped. For intermediate and advanced

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

photography students.

$123: 7 classes

Class 23623

Tue

9:30am-11:30am

9/10-10/22

INSTRUCTOR : Jeffrey K. Smith LOCATION Park Place

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$203: 7 classes

$123: 7 classes

Class 23626

Class 23622

Mon

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/9-10/21

Wed

5:30pm-9:30pm

9/11-10/30

No class 10/2

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Jewelry

JEWELRY

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Jewelry: Chasing & Forming (Int/Adv) Create high detail relief in sheet metal, as well as fold, forge, shape and anneal sheet and wire stock to create dramatic three-dimensional forms. Review the basics of chasing and repousse, folding forming, raising, and anti-clastic forming. All the techniques can be applied to intimate detailed jewelry work or large elaborate sculpture. Previous metalsmithing skills are required, and most tools and supplies are provided. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

Karen Ehrhardt

$166: 9 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 23713

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

9/9-11/4

$184: 10 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 23712

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

9/12-11/14

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Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int) Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry

GLASS

design and construction. Beginners will design their own jewelry and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos, and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed. Intermedi-

Fused Glass (Beg-Adv)

ates will progress through more advanced techniques of forging,

Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping

cold connections, etching, etc. Jewelry will be made from metal

glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color

sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. $3 supply fee

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

due at first class. New students must attend first class for safety

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

discussion and materials list.

art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $184: 10 classes

$3 supply fee due at first class

Class 23952

12:00pm-3:00pm

Fri

9/13-11/15

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

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 23520

1:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

9/10-10/29

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

Glass Fusing & Slumping

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

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

provided except casting metal. Beginners welcome; first class

jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered

very important. Continuing students may choose also to fabricate

include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and

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

slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to

beyond needing basic information.

expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

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LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

$184: 10 classes

$3 supply fee due at first class

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 23526

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/10-11/12

$165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 23525

Thu

12:00pm-3:00pm

9/12-11/14

Class 23514

6:30pm-9:30pm

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Wed

9/11-10/30


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Dichroic Fused Glass

One Day Crash Glass Mosaics

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

Using broken tempered glass while incorporating paints and

Learn to create spectacular opal-like dichroic glass pendants and

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

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

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

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

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

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

and glass bases that are supplied for you (do not bring your own

Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge

substrate for this class). Grouting and finishing techniques taught

with new techniques. No previous experience with glass required.

as well. Bring a lunch, snug fitting dish washing gloves and wear

Beginning and experienced students welcome. Materials list online

art clothes.

at www.arts-ed.org

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$88: 1 class

$65 supply fee due at class

Class 23519

10:00am-4:00pm

$165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 23516

1:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

Sat

9/21

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CAE Glass Fusers Group

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. No previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students welcome. Must have supplies for first class. First class mandatory. Materials

workers of all levels to continue to study Art Glass. Practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month (June 8 through May 10 no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical developments and hear guest speakers. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. No meeting in December INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

list online at www.arts-ed.org

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

$60: 11 classes

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $125: 6 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 23513

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass

Class 22683

Sat

10:00am-12:00pm

6/8-5/10

9/10-10/15

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NEW | Mosaics: Polymer Clay Tiles Make your own mosaic tiles out of polymer clay! Embellish hand made tiles using lusters, molds, stamps, gems trinkets and more. In this one-day workshop students will learn to measure and cut custom tiles to completely fit substrate or jewelry box supplied in class. Due to facility limitations, students will bake their own tiles at home. Instructions provided for baking. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $68: 1 class

$50 supply fee due at class

Class 23521

10:00am-2:00pm

Sat

10/5

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Decorative & Fiber Arts

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

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Weaving Workshop (Beg) You have to be warped to weave, or so they say. This class focuses on 4-harnes loom warping and weaving skills. Learn how to design with pattern, color, and texture, creating a completed scarf or table runner. Looms and yarns provided. Once you have completed this course you may join the continuing weaving class. If you cannot take this class, contact Civic Arts office for other possible options. INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $119: 2 classes

Class 23690

Sat, Sun 9:30am-4:30pm

9/14-9/15

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NEW | Weave It, Wear It - part I Want to develop your design ideas in a constructive way, resulting in a garment that fits your figure and personality? In this round table discussion we will talk about what you envision, like or don’t like. Come with sketches, pictures, and woven fabric Tina Butler

AGES 12-17

samples. Learn if your weave structure and designs will work together, figuring yardage needed. You will have an opportunity to determine what your next steps are to prepare for Part II. Materials

Weaving for Kids (Beg)

list online at www.arts-ed.org

Explore color, texture and patterns and the mechanics of the loom.

INSTRUCTOR : Sharon Bell

Learn basic weaving techniques and weave your own small project

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

such as a mini rug, scarf or bag. Looms and yarns will be provided.

$54: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Sterling

Class 23707

Sun

10:00am-3:00pm

9/22

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $119: 6 classes

$10 supply FEE due at FIRST class

Class 23678

10:00am-12:30pm

Sat

9/21-10/26

NEW | Zoom Pin Loom Weaving Weaving on portable, affordable and easy-to-use pin looms, make

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a variety of projects, such as garments, felted bags, blankets,

Loom Weaving (Cont)

tableware or i-Pad covers, one rectangle at a time. Learn to warp

Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the range of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level, projects such as colonial overshot, rug weaving, lace weaving, wall hangings, double weave, and tapestry. To take this class you must be able to warp the loom on your own and have completed one

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and weave both plain weave and simple patterns on a 4x4 inch pin loom. Construction, finishing and project ideas will also be covered. Whether you are 10 years old or 100 years old you will enjoy this class. Materials provided. Optional materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

beginning weaving workshop or course. Prerequisite: Beginning

INSTRUCTOR : Tina Butler

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

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

$44: 1 class

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

Class 23686

$196: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 23691

Tue

1:30pm-4:30pm

9/17-11/12

Class 23692

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/17-11/12

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Sat

12:30pm-4:30pm

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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop I

Spinning with stephenie

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

How do you know if the yarn you have been spinning is right for

tool for making gifts. Knitters wanting to use up leftover yarn,

the project you want to knit or weave, beyond just the color and

spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to try out

size? The characteristics of the body of the yarn, the softness,

weaving. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method

and elasticity are important. Learn about the twist, grist, and the

and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. All experience levels

structure of your yarns and how to get the intended results. This

welcome, including returning students. Bring your own yarn or

knowledge can make a big difference in the quality of your finished

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

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : Stephenie Gaustad

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

$65: 1 class

$8 supply fee due at class

Class 23689

9:30am-4:30pm

$65: 1 class

Class 23679

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

Sat

11/2

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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop II

Printing on Fabric Join Professional Textile and Product Designer Mimi Foord for an

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

introduction to printing on fabric using a variety of techniques.

is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern

Begin with an inspirational slide show of the many products you

weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are

can create with your printed images, followed by a hands-on

made on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. You will have

experience of several image transfer techniques: block carving,

an opportunity to explore a range of lace and patterned weaves

thermofax and stencilling. We’ll end with a demonstration of

such as leno lace, Spanish medallion and pick up patterns. Bring

traditional silkscreen. Applicable for both commercial and personal

a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom

designing of clothing or home decor. Bring a lunch.

may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

INSTRUCTOR : Mimi Foord LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

$54: 1 class

$15 supply due at class

Class 23896

10:00am-3:00pm

Sat

11/16

$65: 1 class

Class 23682

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

11/3

Susan Sterling - Weaving for Kids “Weaving provides a

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chance to really play

Melon Basketry Workshop

with color and texture and pattern to create a

Construct and weave a unique, colorful and functional

cloth entirely of your

Appalachian-style ribbed basket using rattan, natural and dyed

own making,” says

reed, and sea grass. These sturdy baskets with handles can be woven in a variety of shapes, sizes and patterns. We will begin by constructing ribbed frames and will explore different styles and materials in the body of the basket. No experience necessary. Bring lunch. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org INSTRUCTOR : Michele Hament

textile instructor and artist Susan Sterling. Susan began weaving when she was 16 years old and lived in upstate New York. She went on to California’s Pacific Station school of Textile Arts before beginning her teaching career right here in the Bay Area. “I began teaching children about seven years ago and love

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

teaching them and watching their creativity grow,” Susan

$65: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

says. In her class at CAE, students ranging in age from 10

Class 23688

9:30am-4:30pm

– 16 will learn the basic skills of how to prepare a loom and

Sat

10/26

how to weave. “In class, they will have a chance to make a pillow or a bag or a scarf or maybe a small blanket for a pet,” she adds.

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Music

MUSIC

A G E S 1 2 & up

ENSEMBLES

Flock of Flutes

AGES 9-18

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley

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

Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) will sharpen

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

orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork

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

and ensemble experience working toward musical excellence.

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

A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences

appointment only.

culminates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra (DRYO) who will perform challenging music and accompany renown guest artists. Request full information by calling 943-5846. No auditions; a seating audition will be held in early Oct.

Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $365: 38 classes

Class 23751

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/17-6/3

No class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 4/22

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

YPO (Ages 9-13) A G E S 1 3 & up

$348: 32 classes

Class 23747

Tue

5:00pm-6:15pm

9/17-5/20

No class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 4/22

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 four years

DRYO (Ages 12-18)

of experience, knowledge of 4 major scales and sight reading skills are required. Auditions required. Please call (925) 676-8203.

$468: 32 classes

Class 23748

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

No class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31, 4/22

9/17-5/20

Concerts on 12/15, 3/13, 5/29. INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $365: 37 classes

Class 23753

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

No class 11/28, 12/26, 1/2, 4/24

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Music MUSIC CLASSES

AGES 1-5

Family Music

AGES 3 MOS-5 YRS

Music Together

A fun, mixed age music class so siblings can attend together

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

reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment. Experience

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

the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding and learning

for basic music competence is laid out both in class and in the

together. Siblings 11 months and under are free.

with parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and

materials used at home, for them to sample, learn from and enjoy. Classes are mixed age--bring siblings together! (Siblings under 8

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

months by class start date attend free!). Winner of Bay Area Parent

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in its 25th year.

$89: 10 classes

Supply fee per family includes CDs, songbook and parent guide

Class 23600

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

9/10-11/12

DVD. Call (925) 943-5846 to receive sibling discount. INSTRUCTOR : Music Together

AGES 2½-4

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $198: 10 classes $133: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per family due at first class

Kids Make Music-Parent/Child Child and parent sing, dance and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language

Class 23654

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

9/7-11/9

skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down

Class 23655

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

9/7-11/9

are taught in a game-like atmosphere. More benefits include

Class 23656

Sat

11:15am-12:00pm

9/7-11/9

improved coordination and a sense of timing. Young children

Class 23652

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

9/9-11/18

express their feelings productively, develop imagination and ability to focus as well as increase their self-confidence.

No class 11/11

Class 23653

Mon

6:00pm-6:45pm

9/9-11/18

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

No class 11/11

Class 23657

Tue

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/10-11/12

Class 23658

Tue

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/10-11/12

$89: 10 classes

Class 23601

Wed

11:30am-12:15am

9/11-11/13

$63: 3 classes $38: Siblings over 8 months $15 supply fee per family due at first class

Petite Pianist

Class 23661

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

11/30-12/14

An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic

Class 23662

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

11/30-12/14

note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive

Class 23659

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

12/2-12/16

environment.

Class 23660

Mon

6:00pm-6:45pm

12/2-12/16

AGES 4-5

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 12-30 mos

Tuneful Toddlers-Parent/Child Toddlers and parents learn delightful songs, dances and musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a beat to enhance timing, coordination, listening and language skills. High-quality percussion instruments are used, as well as puppets, stories and colorful props, to make this a very special music time.

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes

Tue

9:30am-10:00am

Class 23602

Tue

12:15pm-1:00pm

9/10-11/12

Class 23603

Wed

10:15am-11:00am

9/11-11/13

Individual Music Lessons Civic Arts Education maintains a list of approved professional music teachers for instruction in voice, music therapy for

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

Class 23599

$106: 10 classes $12 supply fee per family due at first class

9/10-11/12

special needs, jazz-improv, brass, 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 AGES 5-11

Teacher feature: stephen evans

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

Popular music instructor Stephen

participate in this fun-inspired class and collaborate creatively

Evans began playing piano at the

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

tender age of two and added cello

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

to his repertoire by the age of 10.

friendships, navigate transitions, and cope with upset based on

Although he still plays in several

the premise that no child needs to be different than they already

string quartets and orchestras,

are--they just need tools to deal with today’s world. Facilitated by a

Stephen prefers to teach. “After

music therapist. Some health insurances may cover.

all, if people don’t teach, the music doesn’t continue,” he says. He

INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz

certainly does his part to ensure

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

music’s continuation with his

$136: 10 classes

classes in voice, music therapy for

Class 23590

special needs, jazz-improv, brass,

Sat

9:00am-10:00am

9/14-11/16

percussion, string, woodwind and, of course, piano and cello. AGES 6-9

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

AGES 4-7

home for practice.

Introduction to Suzuki Violin Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions,

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

rhythms and respective behavior through games and songs. Begin

$106: 10 classes

to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method.

Class 23596

Wed

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

4:30pm-5:20pm

9/11-11/13

Instruments discussed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

$100: 9 classes

$106: 10 classes

Class 23584

Class 23595

Mon

4:00pm-4:30pm

9/9-11/4

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

4:00pm-4:50pm

9/12-11/14

AGES 6-9

AGES 5-7

Music for Homeschoolers

NEW | Piano for Children (Cont)

Students will experience elements of music while singing, playing,

Students will continue exploring the electronic keyboard by

creating, exploring and moving in a fun and creative atmosphere.

learning simple chords and song rhythms and how to improvise

We will use rhythm instruments and Orff instruments to work on

on the piano. Explore the many different sounds that the electronic

group playing, listening skills, timing, concentration and musical

piano can make and learn to identify the various instruments.

terms/notation. This is a great class to prepare your child for future

Materials used will be current popular songs with fun and exciting

musical study! Supply fee includes Glockenspiel.

rhythms, so be prepared to have fun in this class!

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

LOCATION Rehearsal Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$95: 10 classes $22 supply fee due at first class

$106: 10 classes

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Tue

11:15am-12:00pm

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Thu

5:00pm-5:50pm

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Music AGES 6-9

AGES 7-12

Piano for Children-Christmas Music

NEW | Suzuki Group Ensemble

Get into the Christmas spirit by learning your favorite Christmas

Suzuki Chamber music for string violin, viola and cello students.

music like “Jingle Bells” in this fun 4-week class. Prerequisite:

Enjoy studying beginning chamber music through the Suzuki

Piano for Children or private lessons.

Repertoire. Develop musical skills by listening and chamber ensemble playing with duos, trios and quartets. Classes will

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $48: 4 classes

Class 23598

Thu

include skills to develop a strong rhythmic pulse, musical phrasing, and dynamics contrasting. Requirements: Beginner to intermediate level student must be past Twinkle variations, Suzuki

4:00pm-5:00pm

11/21-12/19

No class 11/28

books 1 and 2. INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Chirgwin LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $104: 9 classes

AGES 6-14

Recorder 101 for Homeschoolers

Class 23610

Mon

4:45pm-5:45pm

9/9-11/4

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 to Joy”, “Jingle Bells” and many more. Bring your own recorder.

AGES 7-12

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

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

discussed first class.

$106: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Class 23585

1:00pm-2:00pm

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Tue

9/10-11/12

$115: 10 classes

A G E S 7 & up

Class 23587

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

9/13-11/15

String Orchestra (Int) Class emphasizes ensemble skills, more advanced technique and repertoire. A great class to prepare your child for YPO and DRYO. For students with at least 9 months experience.

AGES 8-14

Piano for Homeschoolers Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

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

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

home for practice.

$115: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

Class 23588

Fri

4:20pm-5:20pm

9/13-11/15

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

Class 23604

Wed

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

9:10am-10:0 0am

9/11-11/13

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Music AGES 9-14

AGES 10-16

Classical Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

The Voice

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

Do you want to learn to sing songs with proper vocal technique?

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

In this class you will explore your voice by singing pop music and

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

songs of your choice solo or in groups. Every session is different

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

All levels and musical styles welcome!

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Enders

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$98: 9 classes

$115: 10 classes

$18 supply fee due at first class

Class 23591

Class 23593

6:00pm-7:00pm

Tue

Mon

6:00pm-6:50pm

9/9-11/4

9/10-11/12 A G E S 1 4 & up

A G E S 1 0 & up

Guitar in a Flash for Adults

Cello Ensemble

Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing

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

postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience

and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies.

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

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

cello ensemble literature. At least one year private cello instruction

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier.

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

Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary.

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

LOCATION Lobby, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$115: 10 classes

Class 23704

Tue

$104: 9 classes

8:35pm-9:20pm

9/10-11/12

A G E S 1 0 & up

Class 23592

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/9-11/4

A D U LT

Intro to Fiddle Styles

Listening to Music: Opera II

Violin, Viola, and Cello students with two years of experience

With its oversized sets, gestures and singers, opera can sometimes

will draw on a range of fiddle styles, from Scottish, Irish, and

seem ridiculous. But wait. Do you like music? Do stories of

Quebecois to American Old-time and Scandinavian. Folk music is

passion, love, hate, greed, jealousy, madness, death, murder,

transmitted orally, and there will a special emphasis on learning

pity, and sex intrigue you? Have you ever wondered what all the

music by ear. Students are encouraged to bring a recording device.

shouting is about? If you answered yes to any of the above, this class is for you. With the use of DVDs, we will view, listen to, and

INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

discuss some of the greatest operatic works in Western music by Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, and others.

$95: 10 classes

Class 23589

Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/13-11/15

INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $69: 6 classes

Class 23586

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Dance

DANCE WINTER BALLET GALA 2013 December 13 & 14, Del Valle Theatre

AGES 2-4

Mommy and Me: Parent & Child Sing, play games, stretch, increase self-confidence in a special time between parent and child while learning basic dance concepts. LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau $96: 10 classes

Class 23763

Thu

10:00am-10:45am

9/12-11/14

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan $96: 10 classes

Class 23764

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

9/13-11/15

AGES 3-4

Pre-Ballet 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

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

costumes and music from this cherished family ballet. Diablo

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

Ballet professional dancers will perform along with students

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

from the Civic Arts Education Dance Academy in the Levels

$96: 10 classes

Ballet II, III and Professional Training Program. All dancers in these programs are eligible to perform in this unique and enriching performance. No audition is necessary if in one of these CAE classes. Requirement will be attendance at rehearsals and a fee of $50.

Class 23765

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

9/10-11/12

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Performance dates are Friday, December 13, at 7:30pm and

Class 23766

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/11-11/13

Saturday, December 14, at 2:00pm at Del Valle Theatre in

Class 23767

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/11-11/13

Walnut Creek.

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 23768

Thu

10:45am-11:30am

9/12-11/14

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 23769

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

9/13-11/15

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Class 23770

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

9/14-11/16

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Dance AGES 3-10

Tap-Children Noisy, fun, irresistible and contagious, youth tap is an ideal introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting the young student’s musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series of warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling combinations will culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

Tiny Tappers (Ages 3-4) Class 23775

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

9/12-11/14

4:45pm-5:30pm

9/12-11/14

Intro (Ages 5-7) Class 23776

Thu

Beginning (Ages 7-10) Class 23777

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

AGES 7-10

Ballet I Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as The

9/12-11/14

Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Pre-Ballet or PreBallet II and be at least 7 years of age.

AGES 5-7

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

Pre-Ballet II

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

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

$96: 10 classes

Class 23760

Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

9/10-11/12

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

$96: 10 classes

Class 23758

Fri

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/13-11/15

$96: 10 classes

Class 23771

Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

9/11-11/13

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

Class 23774

Sat

11:45am-12:30pm

9/14-11/16

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $96: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

Class 23759

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

9/14-11/16

$96: 10 classes

Class 23772

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

9/13-11/15

AGES 7-11

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

Jazz/Hip Hop

$96: 10 classes

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

Class 23773

Fri

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/13-11/15

turn to the latest hip hop and pop music. It’s a high energy class with a strong emphasis on jazz technique. At the end of the session we will have a performance for friends and family. Jazz

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

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. All year-round dance

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee,

$96: 10 classes

which will be added to first payment.

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Class 23762

Sat

12:45pm-1:45pm

9/14-11/16


Dance AGES 7-11

AGES 11-18

Ballet II

Professional Training Program

Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet

Intermediate and advanced ballet training, including technique,

training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and

pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For

center work, improving technique, working on proper body

audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director at rebecca@

alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration

diabloballet.org. Intermediate class meets three days per week;

requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the

must attend all three days. Advanced class meets four days per

Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade.

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

A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is

information.

transferring from another dance program LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center & Studio D,

$46/Payment

Class 23787

Intermediate

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/3-6/10

Civic Park $174/Payment

No class 12/24, 12/13, 4/22

Class 23791

Mon, Wed, Sat

9/4-6/16

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Advanced

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern $46/Payment

Class 23788

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo, Erin

Sat

10:40am-11:40am

9/7-6/7

No class 11/23, 12/28, 1/4, 1/18, 2/15, 426, 5/24

Leedom, Edward Stegge LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center & Studio D,

Civic Park $380/Payment

AGES 9-15

Class 23791

Ballet III

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

9/4-6/16

No class 11/11, 11/20-23, 12/23-1/4, 1/18-1/20, 2/15-2/17, 4/21-26,

Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is

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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.

A D U LT

Tap-Adults 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 warm-

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell, Rachel Little

up exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center & Studio D,

which culminate in a routine set to music.

Civic Park

INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini

$92/Payment

Class 23789

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park

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

9/5-6/12

No class 11/11 11/21, 12/23, 12/26, 12/30, 1/2, 1/20, 2/17, 4/21,

4/24, 5/26

$100: 10 classes

Tap Fundamentals Class 23778

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each

Musical Theatre Tap

student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all

Class 23779

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/10-11/12

9/10-11/12

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

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Drama

DRAMA

AGES 7-12

Kids Theatre – “101 Dalmatians” Let’s put on a show! This performancebased program will begin to prepare your young actor for our more advanced competition groups. Each session students will produce a short musical and focus on teaching basic stage movement, vocals, choreography, theatre games and more. End each session with a performance for family and friends. Participation in Mini-Kids is recommended but not required. No audition necessary! $10 performance fee included in course fee. 10th class is tech. Performances will be 7pm, 12/12 (Thu class) and 12/13 (Fri class) INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $258: 10 classes

Class 23634

Thu

4:15pm-6:00pm

10/3-12/12

No class 11/28

4 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

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $258: 10 classes

Class 23635

brochure.

Fri

4:15pm-6:00pm

10/4-12/13

No class 11/29

AGES 5-6

Mini Kids Theatre

AGES 10-14

Sing, dance and act to songs from your favorite musicals such as The Lion King, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Mary Poppins and more! Play games and dress up. Students will sing along and learn choreography. No experience necessary. Work with our Youth Theatre staff to learn the basics of the theatre. End the session with a performance for family and friends. Students will join Kids Theatre in a song and dance of their production and will delight in performing in several of their own musical numbers. No audition necessary. $10 performance fee included in course fee. Performances will be 7pm, 12/12 (Thu class) and 12/13 (Fri class).

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

3:30pm-4:15pm

10/3-12/12

in Mini Kids and Kids Theatre is recommended. Call for audition and more information (925) 943-5846 or go to our website at www. YouthTheatreCompany.org. Audition required prior to registration. Auditions are 9/21 (10am-1pm) and 9/26 (4am-8pm). Performances are 2/21 & 2/22, 5/6 & 7, 5/16 & 17. Orientation is 10/8, 6pm. $20

$738: 58 classes

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

No class 11/28, 12/24, 12/26, 12/31, 1/2

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $202: 10 classes

3:30pm-4:15pm

No class 11/29

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vocals, character development and production. Prior participation

Class 23637

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

Fri

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

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

No class 11/28

Class 23633

produces two large-scale productions a year. Junior Theatre is a

INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini

$202: 10 classes

Thu

This award-winning advanced group of young theatre performers

performance fee included in course fee.

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

Class 23632

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Calendar EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

AGES 14-18

Teen Theatre 2013-14 Our oldest group of young theatre

Sept 5-Oct 24

performers produces two musical events a

Carol Sideman, Oil Paintings, City Hall 1st Floor

year. This program works on the finer skills of dance, vocals, character development and production. Teens will act as role

Sept 9

models and mentors for the Mini Kids Theatre and Kids Theatre. Participation in Mini Kids Theatre, Kids

Fall classes begin

Theatre and Jr. Theatre is recommended. Call for audition and more information (925) 943-5846 or go to our website at www. YouthTheatreCompany.org. Audition required prior to registration. Auditions are 9/21 (10am-1pm), 9/26 (4am-8pm). Orientation is 10/8, 7pm. Performances are 4/25 & 4/26. MTCA Los Angeles trip is

Sept 19-Nov 14

Tina & Rick Nelson, Paintings and the Photos That Inspired Them, Shadelands

2/7-10. $20 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini

Sept 26-Nov 21

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Tom Donahoe, Recreation Photography, Boundary Oak

$916: 52 classes

Class 23675

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

10/10-4/24

No class 11/28, 12/24, 12/26, 12/31, 1/2

Oct 6

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

Dec 6-8

Artists’ Market, Shadelands and Civic Park Studio E AGES 8-18

By the Kids, For the Kids

Dec 2

This student

Registration for Winter classes begins

produced/directed charity event will benefit the

Dec 12 & 13

Friends of Civic

Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids and Kids Theatre perfor-

Arts Education

mances, “101 Dalmatians”, 7:00pm, Shadelands, tickets $10

Foundation scholarship fund and the Monument

Dec 15

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

Jazz Band & Flock of Flutes Concert, Shadelands,

from popular musicals. Directors will be selected from

7:30pm, tickets $10

local high school students. Students enrich leadership and theatrical abilities. Enrollment is limited and must be done in advance. Parent approval required. Adult volunteers will

Dec 17

oversee all activities. Civic Arts Education is donating space,

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert, Shadelands,

equipment and support services. Tickets for the 10/6 5pm,

7:00pm, tickets $10

show may be purchased online for $10. LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center Dec 13 & 14

$10: 11 classes

Class 23940

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

8/29-10/3

Winter Ballet Gala, Del Valle Theatre, Fri, 7:30pm; Sat, 2:00pm; tickets $16.75 general, $12 for groups of 10 or more.

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Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation

Best of the Best Awarded! There is enormous talent in the CAE program, that we know for sure! To celebrate, the Friends of CAE Foundation has awarded excellence in music through the Kathy Nelson Merit Scholar Awards. “The most successful musicians often reflect on the support, encouragement, and mentoring they received when they were learning and improving.” says Michael Weiner, Friends Foundation President. “We want to join in on that process in supporting these students”.

There were many participants and the talent pool was amazing. The entries were judged by Gregory Van Sudmeier, a noted bay area music director and symphony conductor, as follows:

2013 Merit Scholars in Music:

Bianca Pratte- Flute Clarissa Chan- Flute Katherine Brown- Violin Kai Niland- Piano

2013 Honorable Mention:

Adah Forer- Flute Anna Ravid- Violin

The Friends of Civic Arts Foundation will be growing the merit scholar program within performance, dance, and other arts categories in an effort to celebrate all branches of the Civic Arts Education programs. For more information, please call 925-943-5846 or email friendsofcae@walnut-creek.org

“Again, count me in for more of these. I consider encouraging the young generation a primary duty.” Gregory Van Sudmeier, awarding judge

Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Board Members Michael Weiner, President; Nan Siegel, Vice President; Paula Evangelou, Treasurer; Suzanne Masella, Secretary; Directors: Fritz Brunner, Kathy Jakel, Cynthia White, Mary-Leigh Miller, Jodi Davenport

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Friends Friends of of Civic Civic Arts Arts Education Education Foundation Foundation

Arts Arrest in the Creek (all for charity!) Ron Degolia, Diane Longshore Degolia, Tom Silva, Walnut Creek Mayor Cindy Silva, Center Rep Artistic Director Michael Butler and Director Timothey Near are enjoying a delicious dinner at Massimo’s Restaurant. This opportunity of fine theater, Massimo’s wonderful food and the delightful company of Michael and Timothy was an auction prize at Viva Arts fundraiser “Midnight in Havana”. Dinner at Massimo’s Restaurant

In addition, a second auction item was bought by Michael Weiner, Friends of CAE Foundation President, and his wife Denise. From left to right in the photo are Joshua Weiner, Michael Weiner, Denise Weiner, Police Chief Joel Bryden and Farzad Ghafari. Joshua was playfully arrested at a local coffee house and taken by squad car for a wonderful lunch at Va De Vi Restaurant. This experience was generously donated by now retired Police Chief Joel

Va De Vi hosts Police Chief & friends

Bryden and Va De Vi Restaurant. Auction items like these provide funds for arts

Faux arrest for charity

scholarships for Civic Arts Education classes and programs.

CIVIC ARTS: A Truly Valuable Asset to Our Community For almost 50 years the Civic Arts Education program has been the center of excellence for arts education. The arts education classes offered in this catalogue distinguish Walnut Creek from other communities and build a tremendous sense of community among the area residents.

Did You Know? • CAE runs over 680 classes, workshops and programs in visual and performing arts annually

• Approximately 7,000 students of all ages attend classes over the year • Over 200 volunteers spend over 45,000 hours a year supporting CAE’s programs

• Over 64 performances, concerts, and events are held at Shadelands, Del Valle Theatre and other venues

• Approximately 175 part-time seasonal jobs are created for instructors, artists, teenagers, etc. Recently, the Stanford Alumni Consulting Team (ACT) reviewed CAE’s function and its value as a part of the greater community. They reported CAE is a high quality, worthwhile and unique program. It helps fulfill Walnut Creek ’s significant commitment to the Arts and greatly benefits young people in the community. If you support the arts and the benefit of CAE, please join the Friend’s Foundation supporter list at friendsofcae@walnut-creek.org.

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60-61 Youth

Youth

40-43 Adults 43-45

60-61 Adults

Adults 50+ DOG/PET CARE

PERSONAL

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Adults

ENRICHMENT 45-47 Youth

TENNIS

47-48 Adults

62-63 Youth

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Adults 50+

Adults

SOCIAL DANCE

AQUATICS

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64-69 Youth

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Adults

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Adults

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Adults 50+

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Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of

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programs and activities that improve physical and

75-76 Adults

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Health & Fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS

A D U LT

Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” ‘Adi’ means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is an authentic classical hatha yoga which brings together restorative meditative movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation). Adi-Yoga helps cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce daily stress and improve your sense of well-being. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $80: 7 classes

Class 23663

Mon

7:30pm-8:50pm

9/9-10/21

7:30pm-8:45pm

10/28-12/9

$69: 6 classes

Class 23666

Mon

No class 11/11 LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $69: 6 classes

Class 23665

Thu

5:30pm-6:50pm

9/5-10/17

No class 9/19 $80: 7 classes

AGES 1½-3

Gymnastics-Parent/Child This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent participation required. INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $73: 5 classes

Class 23413

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

9/3-10/1

Class 23414

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

10/8-11/5

Class 23415

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

11/12-12/10

Class 23664

Thu

9:30am-10:50am

9/5-10/17

Class 23667

Thu

9:30am-10:50am

10/24-12/12

5:30pm-6:50pm

10/24-12/12

No class 11/28

Class 23668

Thu

No class 11/28

A D U LT

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function, coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and brain to feel younger, stronger and more fit! Slow, easy

AGES 3-5

movements progress to complex active movements. Please dress

Gymnastics-Preschool

comfortably and bring a big towel and pillow.

Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength,

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

gymnastics skills and equipment use.

$159: 13 classes

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc.

Class 23425

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

No class 11/28

$73: 5 classes

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Class 23416

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

9/3-10/1

Class 23417

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

10/8-11/5

Class 23418

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

11/12-12/10

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3:30pm-4:30pm

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Health & Fitness A D U LT

A D U LT

Floor Barre

Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

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

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

Develop every muscle needed for ballet. Help access the correct

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

muscles to achieve perfect placement, simultaneously building

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

abdominal strength and dramatically increasing flexibility. This

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

“core strengthening� class is ideal for non-dancers interested in

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination

toning and stretching. No experience necessary. Bring your own

all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout.

mat.

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$171: 14 classes

$100: 10 classes

Class 23439

Class 23761

Wed

10:00am-11:00am

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

9/11-12/11

9/11-11/13 A D U LT

A D U LT

Hatha Yoga

Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband

Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment.

The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your

Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will

muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance

strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on

while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg

correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring

sculpting.

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

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

$159: 13 classes

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Class 23438

$91: 9 classes

Class 23780

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

Mon

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

9/9-12/9

No class 11/11

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/9-11/4

10:35am-11:35am

9/14-11/16

$100: 10 classes

Class 23783

Sat

$38: 3 classes

Class 23784

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

12/2-12/16

Class 23786

Sat

10:35am-11:35am

12/7-12/2

INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes

Class 23782

Fri

10:00am-11:30am

9/13-11/15

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $100: 10 classes

Class 23781

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/11-11/13

5:30pm-6:30pm

12/4-12/18

$38: 3 classes

Class 23785

Wed

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Zumba Zumba fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class. INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $143: 14 classes

Class 23485

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/10-12/17

No class 11/26

A D U LT

Zumba Fitness and Toning Combo Class (½ & ½) Take your Zumba Fitness to a new level. In addition to spicing up your monotonous aerobics class with inspirational, sizzling, low-impact Latin music & moves, you will also sculpt your body and build muscle endurance with light resistance. This class will use “Zumba toning sticks,” 1-lb. or 2.5-lb. weights that shake like maracas (available in advance from Instructor), or bring your own

A D U LT

weights.

Tai Chi & Chi Kung

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through meditation and exercise. In this class we use gentle movement and learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $143: 14 classes

Class 23486

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/12-12/19

No class 11/28

INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park $63: 8 classes

Class 23440

Thu

9:30am-10:45am

9/5-10/24

Class 23441

Sat

9:30am-10:45am

9/7-10/26

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U-Jam Fitness U-Jam Fitness is an athletic cardio dance fitness program that unites world beats with urban flavor. The music will take you around the world from old school hip-hop to Bollywood with an athletic, intense cardio workout that makes you sweat, tones your body and leaves your body craving for more! INSTRUCTOR : April Crosby LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $123: 12 classes

Class 23467

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A D U LT S 5 0 +

Food Allergy/Intolerance Fixes

Move to Improve Your Balance

Learn many possible causes, therapies and changes that may

Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of

be of help for such common symptoms as cramping, bloating,

healthy aging. These classes will be based on the Feldenkrais

gas, nausea, abdominal pain, hives, itching, swelling, wheezing,

Method which uses creative and innovative movements that will

congestion, trouble breathing, or loose stools. Our intestines need

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

to heal. With a little knowledge, we can make sure we’re nourished

shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements

and able to enjoy life!

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

INSTRUCTOR : Richard Weissman, LAs LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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

$35: 1 class

Class 23892

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/10

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $99: 8 classes

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What Works Weight Loss Program Clothes getting a bit tight? Tired of trying to lose weight and feeling discouraged yet again? Research has determined which behaviors and attitudes relate directly to successful weight loss. What Works™ will introduce you to the successful skills, behaviors and attitudes used by those who have lost weight and kept if off for good. Jamie has lost 50 lbs using the program she now teaches to others and will help you design a personal program that will help you get started on your success.

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

9/16-11/04

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Seniorcise Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility, strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance. Muscle toning with light weights. Bring a pair of 1 to 3lb weights and come exercise to wonderful music ranging from big band to your favorite big hits!

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$80: 14 classes

$84: 4 classes

Tue

Class 23352

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson

Class 23500

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/17-10/8

Class 23354

Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/9-12/16

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/4-12/18

No class 11/11 $91: 16 classes

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Class 23355

Chair Yoga

Wed

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 to class. Before registering, please call the instructor at (925) 462-5285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $123: 16 classes

Class 23333

Thu

10:15am-11:15am

9/5-12/19

No class 11/28

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

A D U LT S 5 0 +

$41: 5 classes

NEW | Stress Busters Most people want to be happier, healthier, less stressed, and more self-accepting, but it’s often hard to find the time to work toward these goals. This class will be based in part on The Feldenkrais

Class 23334

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

9/6-10/4

Class 23335

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

10/11-11/8

Class 23458

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

11/15-12/20

No class 11/29

Method, Sounder Sleep Techniques and other current and ancient proven practices, You will learn powerful targeted skills that can be done daily in bite-sized pieces.. These practices are grounded in fascinating science, psychological understanding and ancient wisdom.

A D U LT S 5 0 +

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

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

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

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart

$99: 8 classes

Class 23804

Mon

12:00pm-1:00pm

9/16-11/4

rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to class. Before registering for class, please call instructor at 925-4625285.

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Zumba for Beginners

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy

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

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

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

$131: 16 classes

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

Class 23437

Come check it out.

No class 11/26

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash

$123: 15 classes

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Class 23337

$78: 15 classes

No class 11/28

Class 23376

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

Tue

Thu

11:00am-12:15pm

9/3-12/17

8:45am-10:00am

9/5-12/19

9/10-12/17

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

Class 23362

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

9/11-10/30

1:45pm-2:30pm

11/6-12/18

$38: 7 classes

Class 23517

Wed

$58: 11 classes

Class 23363

Fri

1:45pm-2:30pm

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Personal Enrichment A D U LT S 5 0 +

NEW | Qigong (Ancient Chinese Health Exercise)

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

LOCATION Outdoors, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes

Class 23935

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

9/9-10/14

Class 23936

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

10/28-12/9

* alternate indoor location available to accommodate heat or rain No class 11/11

Qigong was created over 3000 years ago to strengthen the body and cure and prevent disease, thus promoting health, vitality and longevity. It is an ancient Chinese health exercise comprised of breathing, movement and meditation. Practiced by millions worldwide, Qigong is an enjoyable way to keep fit, reduce stress, gain flexibility, youthfulness and a positive mental attitude. These

AGES 1-2½

Spanish for Parent and Child

gentle exercises are designed to harmonize the internal organs

Children and adults experience foreign language together. Have

and enhance their functions, balance the body, mind and spirit

fun singing, playing games and creating art all while learning

and to balance the individual with Nature. Classes will be held

Spanish. Our instructor’s first language is Spanish. She holds

outdoors, weather permitting. Instructor Adam Wallace is a

an A.A. in Early Childhood Education and has over 4 years of

certified instructor in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre.

experience teaching Spanish as a second language in preschool immersion programs. INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children

A D U LT S 5 0 +

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

NEW | Taijiquan (Traditional Tai Chi Chuan) Taijiquan is a traditional martial art based on the yin and yang principles, known for its health benefits. Through this gentle discipline you can realize strength, internal power, balance, inner calm, ease of movement and self-awareness. Taijiquan unifies

$75: 6 classes

$5 supply fee due at class

Class 23705

1:30pm-2:15pm

9/3-10/15

1:30pm-2:15pm

10/22-12/3

Tue

No class 9/17

Class 23706

Tue

No class 11/26

the body in movement and is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Students will learn the Yang Style 24-Step Form. Classes will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Instructor Adam Wallace is a certified instructor in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre.

AGES 3-5

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

LOCATION Outdoors, Civic Park Community Center

stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing,

$75: 6 classes

Class 23933

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

9/9-10/14

Class 23934

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

10/28-12/9

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

* alternate indoor location available to accommodate heat or rain

INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children

No class 11/11

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $153: 6 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 23708

Wed

9:00am-11:30am

9/4-10/16

Class 23710

Thu

9:00am-11:30am

9/5-10/17

9:00am-11:30am

10/23-12/4

9:00am-11:30am

10/24-12/5

No class 9/18

Class 23709

Wed

No class 11/27

Class 23711

Thu

No class 11/28

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Personal Enrichment AGES 7-10

NEW | Essay Writing I Students will learn the art of writing essays. They will write threeand five-paragraph essays focusing on good introductory, body and concluding paragraphs, which are the preferred methods in schools. They will learn to use topic sentences and transitional words as they write different types of essays. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $140: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class

Class 23806

Mon

4:00pm-5:15pm

10/28-12/9

No class 11/11

AGES 7-10

Story Writing I

AGES 5-12

Kids’ Carpentry

The five elements of story writing will be the focus during this

New 8-week session. Since 1982, Director Michael Glass has

session. Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and

taught thousands of children the safe use of woodworking hand tools. Children choose from a wide variety of projects after first

nonfiction genres. Their work will also be published in the Lekha online magazine “Young Wordsmiths.”

completing their sanding block and supertop. Building their

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC

projects from scratch, children are introduced to concepts like

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

applied math and problem solving. They are empowered to be independent thinkers. Our motto: Building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment.

$140: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class

Class 23792

Mon

4:00pm-5:15pm

9/9-10/14

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Glass, Director LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $129: 8 classes $44 supply fee due at first class

AGES 10-14

NEW | Story Writing II

Class 23715

Thu

3:00pm-4:00pm

10/3-11/21

Students will progress into genre writing and learn how each

Class 23716

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

10/3-11/21

genre has its own set of particular rules that drive character

Class 23717

Thu

5:00pm-6:00pm

10/3-11/21

creation, setting, and plot. During the second half of the session they will choose one of their short stories and improve upon it. This story will be published in the school anthology.

AGES 6-13

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC

Chess Class

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Each lesson consists of instructions, analysis, and tournament games during which students play each other. Lessons are fun, easy to follow, and include individual written instructions to practice at home. Students are divided into groups based on experience and knowledge: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. All equipment provided. Trophies and prizes presented at last class. INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $123: 10 classes

Class 23436

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Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

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$140: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class

Class 23805

Mon

No class 11/11

5:30pm-6:45pm

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Personal Enrichment A D U LT

AGES 10-15

Babysitting for Beginners

Community CPR

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

Learn the proper techniques for recognizing the signals of a heart

Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline,

attack and stroke, giving CPR, and applying first aid for choking

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

victims of all ages. Other respiratory emergencies will be covered,

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

including introduction in use of a defibrillator (AED). An EMS

emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and

Community CPR certificate, good for 2 years, will be issued upon

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

completion.

INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

$51: 1 class

$38: 1 class $7 supply fee due at class

Class 23487

Sun

9:00am-2:30pm

9/29

Class 23644

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

10/2

Class 23645

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

11/6

AGES 11-14

NEW | Essay Writing II

A D U LT

Students will learn to write autobiographical narratives. The narrative essay focuses on developing a student’s ability to write in

CPR & First Aid Combo

the first person and to follow a linear narrative structure. Students

Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First

will focus on writing three- and five-paragraph essays, which is the

Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are

structure favored by school teachers at this grade level. They will

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

also learn how to plan and outline their essays before writing.

(AED). Wear comfortable clothing.

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

$140: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class

$65: 1 class $10 supply fee due at class

Class 23807

Mon

5:30pm-6:45pm

9/9-10/14

AGES 16-18

Class 23646

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

9/14

Class 23647

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

10/26

Class 23648

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

12/7

Jump-Start Your College Apps! Attend this one-day workshop for high school seniors-the Class of 2014. Three professional college advisors will review the elements of a balanced college list, review all types of applications and deadline dates, give you strategic tips about writing your college essays, and provide useful tools to help you develop your extra-curricular activity list and resume. In addition, advisors make suggestions for creating a realistic timeline to complete your work efficiently and effectively. INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Brands, Lee Oller, Sara Schroeder LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $95: 1 class

Class 23951

Sat

1:00pm-5:00pm

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A D U LT

First Aid

Self-Publish Your Book

Learn first aid training for burns, fractures, sprains, strokes,

Do you have a book you are thinking about writing? Howard

seizures, poisoning emergencies and heat/cold exposure. We will

VanEns, self-publisher of several books, will show you how. Learn

also cover diabetic emergencies, nosebleeds, bites and allergic

the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing

reactions. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED).

and how the electronic format is changing the publishing world,

An EMS Safety Services certificate, good for 2 years, will be issued

making it easy for new authors to become successful. Class

upon successful completion. Students may not audit this class.

includes creating titles that sell, formatting your book, where to find inexpensive designers, and publishing and marketing your

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

book online through vendors like Amazon. INSTRUCTOR : Howard VanEs

$38: 1 class $7 supply fee due at class

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 23649

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

10/9

$45: 1 class

Class 23650

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

11/13

Class 23442

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

10/3

A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT

Basic Creative Writing

Computers; An Introduction to Your PC

Thinking about writing a novel or memoir? Stop thinking and start

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

writing as you discover techniques for crafting your own novel, short story or memoir. Class includes in-class writing exercises, reading assignments and sharing of written work. Learn the basics

the world of computers. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of how to use and care for your computer. You’ll gain a basic knowledge of computer terminology, how to hookup

of both fiction and creative non-fiction.

a computer, use the mouse, what the parts of a computer are and

INSTRUCTOR : Janice De Jesus

lots of time and feel much more confident by knowing what you’re

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

doing, how your computer works and how to take care of it right

$93: 6 classes $5 supply fee due at first class

from the start.

Class 23484

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

most importantly, how to turn it on and off. You’ll save yourself

9/18-10/23

INSTRUCTOR : Jean Lee LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library $45: 2 classes

A D U LT

Marketing Made Easy! Get All The Customers You Want Would you like a steady stream of customers for your business? We can help you navigate the world of marketing and advertising with two simple techniques to double your business this year.

Class 23890

Tue

10:15am-12:00pm

9/3-9/10

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Internet Introduction: Discovering the Web

Learn how to identify and speak to key prospects. Discover online

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

and offline marketing tools. Get “unstuck” and dramatically

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

increase your bottom line. You will leave this workshop with a

Come learn the vocabulary along with a few easy steps then you’ll

mini-marketing plan you can implement right away.

be ready to jump in and go. Using simple language combined with a friendly and supportive environment you’ll learn to search on the

INSTRUCTOR : Howard VanEs LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $42: 1 class

Class 23443

net, find pictures, save your favorite web sites, discover different web browsers, use keywords and much more. If you’ve decided it’s time to join in the fun, this is the class for you. Student should

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

10/24

bring the name of their e-mail/internet provider to class. INSTRUCTOR : Jean Lee LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library $45: 2 classes

Class 23891

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10:15am-12:00pm

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Personal Enrichment A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Mah-Jongg

NEW | Timely Topics:

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

Enjoy a program of lifelong learning with the presentation of

rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard

fascinating topics through film, biography, reading materials, word

hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small

puzzles, discussion and more. Devoted to the remembrance and

amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced

appreciation of significant historical events and people, we’ll use

with a lot of mental stimulation. Come and enjoy a supportive

a variety of skills each meeting to create a stimulating and lively

environment where you will learn to play one step at a time.

learning experience. No books, no tests, just lots of creative learning.

INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Fraga LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$43: 4 classes

September: All That Glitters, Golden California

Class 23350

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/3-9/24

$43: 4 classes

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Class 23471

Bridge Class: club series

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

9/3-9/24

California was admitted to the Union in September so what better

Learn to play bridge or learn to be a better player in a friendly, relaxed, atmosphere by enrolling in one of four bridge courses offered throughout the year. New players should begin with the Club Series class offered in the Fall. Whether you are interested in

month to celebrate her unique history? We’ll learn interesting facts and meet fascinating people as we delve into her different stories; from the early explorers to the beginning of Hollywood

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

Iconic October

these classes will improve your game. Students are introduced

$43: 4 classes

to the basic concepts of the game of bridge, with emphasis on

Class 23472

modern bidding concepts. Sufficient elements of play and defense

From the dedication of the Statue of Liberty to the Norman Con-

are included to allow students to play hands right away. This

quest and the beginning of English; October proves to be a lively

course is also useful to current players who want to improve their

month. We’ll learn about the heroes of the World Series and then

bidding skills Text: Bidding in the 21st Century available to

we’ll jump right into Halloween with the death of Houdini.

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

10/1-10/22

purchase in class for approximately $20. INSTRUCTOR : Lawrence W. Miller, American Contract Bridge

November: History, Near and Far

League Accredited Instructor and Silver Life Master

$33: 3 classes

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Class 23473

$63: 8 classes

Join us as we dabble in a range of topics including the discovery

Class 23346

Wed

1:30pm-3:30pm

10/2-11/20

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

11/5-11/19

of King Tut’s Tomb, Hanukkah and Mark Twain. Through a variety of media, lecture and discussion we’ll explore these fascinating subjects all related to November.

A D U LT S 5 0 +

NEW | The Gifts of Aging

December: Cultural and Significant

We all age, but ‘Conscious Eldering’ is optional. Join us as we ex-

$33: 3 classes

amine the experiences of the aging process in order to live a fuller

Class 23895

life We will explore the process and gifts of aging against our own

Join us as we fly with the Wright Brothers; explore Christmas: The

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

12/3-12/17

life experiences and the models of inquiry provided by authors

Sun or The Son and Martin Luther King. Through a variety of me-

such as Erickson, Malow and Eberle. Classes will combine these

dia, lecture and discussion we’ll explore these fascinating subjects

insights with those of caring and supportive peers in a loving and

all related to December.

safe environment through lecture, discussion, exercises, and readings. We will process our life experiences and discover the wisdom to be shared and normalized at this time in our lives. Instructor : Roger Desmarais, PhD, MA LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $50: 4 classes

Class 23894

Mon

10:00am-12:00pm

9/23-10/14

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Social Dance

SOCIAL DANCE

AGES 6-17

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and neighboring islands for all levels. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 6 classes

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 23801

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

9/21-11/2

ages 6-12

No class 10/12

Tah/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)* Class 23802

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm 9/21-11/2

ages 6-17

No class 10/12

*Registration by instructor invitation only.

A D U LT

Tahitian Dance & Drumming This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $67: 8 classes

AGES 5-18

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women

Baton Twirling and Dance

Class 23797

6:30pm-7:30pm

Learn how to twirl the baton! It’s fun and unique, combining dance and baton twirling for an exciting performance art. You can

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg)

perform in parades, be the star of your school’s athletic events or talent show, and join a competition team!

Class 23798

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/11-11/20

9/11-11/20

No class 9/25, 10/16, 11/6

INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $66: 7 classes

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* Class 23799

Wed

8:30pm-9:15pm

9/11-11/20

No class 9/25, 10/16, 11/6

Tahitian III Women and Men (Adv)*

Beg/New Students Class 23638

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

9/5-10/17

Class 23641

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

10/24-12/12

Class 23800

Wed

9:15pm-10:00pm

9/11-11/20

No class 9/25, 10/16, 11/6

No class 11/28.

*Registration by instructor invitation only.

$87: 7 classes

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Int/advanced Students

$63: 6 classes

Class 23639

Thu

4:45pm-6:00pm

9/5-10/17

Class 23642

Thu

4:45pm-6:00pm

10/24-12/12

No class 11/28.

50

Wed

No class 9/25, 10/16, 11/6

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Tahitian Drumming/Music Class 23796

Sat

No class 10/12.

9:30am-10:30am

9/21-11/2


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,

many returning dancers. It is designed for both 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 area. New

make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and

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

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

introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and

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

experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review

The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with

the classics. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of

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

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti

$84: 6 classes

Class 23426

Mon

the class.

7:00pm-7:55pm

9/23-10/28

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

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int)

A D U LT

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

Class 23420

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

9/11-10/16

Class 23421

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

11/6-12/11

most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world.

Line Dance (Int)

Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections

Class 23422

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/11-10/16

not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals,

Class 23423

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

11/6-12/11

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 $57: 6 classes

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

Square Dance Basics Modern Square Dancing is not the same old song and dance you might remember from elementary school. The vibrant, energetic activity leads to valuable health benefits. Dancing helps your

Argentine Tango (Beg) Class 23461

A D U LT

heart and strength as well as exercising your mind and reducing 9/12-10/17

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

Argentine Tango (Int) Class 23463

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

sponsored weekend dances and festivals. Singles or partners 9/12-10/17

welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Gary Kendall

A D U LT

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

$123: 10 classes

For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin Dance.

Class 23469

Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover

No class 11/11

Mon

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/9-11/18

techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin rhythm. Great tips and lots of fun. INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $57: 6 classes

Class 23459

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/12-10/17

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Social Dance / Science & Technology

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Tuesday Line Dance 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.

AGES 6-9

Introduction to Building Basic Electronic Circuits This class teaches kids about electricity, circuits and simple machines. Kids will learn to create working models like radios,

INSTRUCTOR : Cornelia Taylor

alarms, doorbells and more. Students have fun with basic

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Electronic components and are encouraged to build their own designs. Students are excited when they make a real alarm circuit!

$67: 8 classes

During the process, kids learn teamwork, problem solving, public

Beginning Class 23360

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

9/3-10/22

Class 23361

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

10/29-12/17

speaking and cooperation. INSTRUCTOR : Fariba Namazi LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $163: 5 classes

Continuing Class 23358

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

9/3-10/22

Class 23465

Class 23359

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

10/29-12/17

No class 9/18

Class 23466

Wed

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/4-10/9

3:30pm-4:30pm

10/16-11/13

A D U LT 5 0 +

Boomers Broadway Boogie

AGES 7-12

Kick up your heels, have fun and try something new. Learn easy but energetic song and dance routines to lively show tunes from musical theatre favorites. No dance or singing experience necessary. This total mind and body workout will improve your balance, coordination, endurance, and flexibility while keeping your brain agile and your heart light. Spark your creativity and increase your musicality in a playful and supportive atmosphere. INSTRUCTOR : Sheryl Weiss LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $85: 8 classes

Class 23329

Mon

Mon

Improve your skills and impress family and friends with your own unique video game! Advanced gamers work on individual computers and are mentored on character movement, multiple platforms and game formats. Beginners work in pairs and are introduced to the fundamentals of game design. Bring a flash drive on the last day to take your game home and share! INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $188: 8 classes

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/9-11/4

6:30pm-7:30pm

11/18-12/9

No class 10/7 $42: 4 classes

Class 23470

Game Design: Beginning to Advanced

Class 23419

Mon

4:00pm-5:30pm

9/16-11/4

AGES 7-12

NEW | Tech Builders App Design This basic course will utilize two computer applications: Inkscape (for graphic design) and Game Salad (for app design). Each class will introduce a new app concept where the students create their own graphics and then program those graphics into their own

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mobile app test project. With an emphasis on exposing students to basic concepts, students will get a taste of what it is like designing and developing mobile apps.

and keep up with all the latest news, activities, and fun

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

on Facebook! Share your photos, tell us what you think,

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

and stay connected!

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Wed

4:00pm-5:30pm

9/25-11/13


Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS

AGES 5-60

Cutting Edge Martial Arts AGES 3-6

This challenging, traditional program is offered to build an

Tiny Tigers Karate

ongoing practice in martial arts for students of all ages. Class

This program is a

combining five traditions: Tae-Kwon-Do, Shotokan, Aikido, Judo

good base for your

and Jujitsu. Emphasis is on physical conditioning, character

child’s journey into

development and technique perfection. “A Cutting Edge black

martial arts. Each

belt is not something you earn; it’s something you become.”

week is themed

Equipment and uniforms are available for purchase at class.

and focuses on specific skills in a fun learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over 5 years of teaching experience. Classes are

begins with a warm-up combining both kids and adults. Students are then separated by age and ability to learn techniques

INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

broken down into groups based on age if necessary. Participants

$87: 7 classes

will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

Class 23448

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/3-10/15

Class 23450

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/6-10/18

Class 23451

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

10/25-12/13

10:00am-11:30am

9/7-10/19

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts

No class 11/29

$80: 7 classes

Class 23718

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

9/9-10/21

Class 23721

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

10/28-12/16

No class 11/25

$75: 6 classes

Class 23452

Sat

No class 9/14 $99: 8 classes

Class 23719

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

9/10-10/22

Class 23722

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

10/29-12/17

No class 11/26

Class 23720

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

9/5-10/17

Class 23723

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

10/24-12/19

No class 10/31, 11/28

Class 23449

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

10/22-12/10

Class 23453

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

10/26-12/14

AGES 7-12

Karate Kids All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of

AGES 5-15

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

Keeping Kids Safe

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

This program featured on ABC7’s View From The Bay is designed for the health and safety of your child. Safety expert and 5th

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

degree black belt Sensei Preston Jones designed the program to

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

engage your child in hands-on activities and games that help teach

LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts

techniques to keep safe at home, school and while visiting friends.

$94: 7 classes

Stranger and bully awareness are the focus. As safety experts agree, “Every child should learn how to keep themselves safe.”

Class 23724

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

9/9-10/21

Class 23726

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

10/28-12/16

No class 11/25

INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $87: 7 classes

Class 23446

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/6-10/18

Class 23447

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

10/25-12/13

Class 23725

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

9/10-10/22

Class 23727

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

10/29-12/17

No class 11/26

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Food & Cooking

FOOD & COOKING

AGES 7-12

NEW | Iron Chef Challenge Students will have a more in depth examination of one special in-

AGES 4-12

gredient in each class. Using the daily ingredient, they will produce

We Teach Your Kids to Cook

a creative dish and be “judged” on their accomplishments. All

In this fun class, Chef Lynda and her staff guide children in learning how to make recipes the entire family will enjoy. Young chefs

students attending Rainbow Chefs courses learn state and national standards in safety, sanitation and culinary skill sets.

learn the basics of nutrition, grocery shopping, reading food

INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs

labels, food- and knife-safety, and the importance of proper clean-

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

up. Children learn how to make delicious, healthy food that builds self esteem and supports their bodies. Family and friends will be

$165: 6 classes $36 supply fee due before the start of class

clamoring to book a seat at your table to sample your young chef’s

Class 23809

creations. Two recipes made each class.

No class 11/26.

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

10/29-12/10

INSTRUCTOR : Cooking with Kids Foundation LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

AGES 11-14

$171: 3 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class.

Class 23488

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

10/21-11/4

ages 4-5

NEW | Let’s Throw a Party!

Class 23489

Mon

4:00pm-6:00pm

10/21-11/4

ages 6-12

Young chefs will learn the essentials to “cater” their own fantastic party. Students will learn fundamentals of mise en place (everything in it’s place), best practices in setting up buffets, place

AGES 5-6

NEW | The Amazing World of Edible Art

settings, party themes, menus, food presentation and drinks. All students attending Rainbow Chefs courses learn state and national

We will show your child how to turn food into fun, edible art

standards in safety, sanitation and culinary skill sets.

pieces and then eat them! Examples are: strawberry mice, banana

INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs

caterpillar, Lion King bagels, butterflywich, antipasti scooter, etc. INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $165: 6 classes $36 supply fee due before the start of class

Class 23808

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $165: 6 classes $36 supply fee due before the start of class

Class 23811

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

10/29-12/10

No class 11/26

9/10-10/22

No class 9/17

A D U LT AGES 7-12

NEW | Around the World Cooking Take a culinary trip around the world and explore different cultures and popular foods. Learn about unique indigenous ingredients, stylized preparation and culturally specific cooking techniques. All students attending Rainbow Chefs courses learn state and national standards in safety, sanitation and culinary skill sets.

Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s Have you decided that you want to eat healthier? Want some great ideas and easy recipes to make it easier? Discover products you can simply ‘heat and eat’, as well as how to use a few ingredients to create delicious, healthy meals fast. You will leave with specific product information and simple, yet flavorful recipes. Dinner will be served as participants sample meals demonstrated and

INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs

presented. Jamie is the author of 4 cookbooks, including her new

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

book, Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s.

$165: 6 classes $36 supply fee due before the start of class

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson

Class 23810

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/10-10/22

.

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $41: 1 class $7 supply fee due at first class.

Class 23501

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Wed

7:00pm-9:30pm

9/11


Food & Cooking Delicious Stir-fries

A D U LT

Cooking with Chat

Wok and stir-fry cooking provide fresh, quick, and easy food prepa-

Learn the secrets of Asian cuisine with Chef Chat Mingkwan this

ration using the best ingredients, taking little time to cook, and em-

fall. With four different offerings to choose from, we’re sure you

ploying the simplest techniques. Let’s make delicious and popular

will find a delicious and fun opportunity to get in the kitchen

dishes from Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese restaurants

and make something great with Chat! For any of these classes,

using ingredients such as pepper shrimp, spicy eggplant with Thai

students will need to bring a sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting

basil, beef and broccoli.

board, hand towel, a beverage, and a to-go box. For Delicious Stir-

$57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 23684

6:30pm-9:30pm

fries, please also bring a wok. For Sushi Workshop, you will also need to bring a bamboo mat.

Tue

11/12

Take your pick from these great classes or take ‘em all!

Sushi Workshop

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

Learn to slice fresh fish and shape into bite-size offerings for Nigiri.

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

Learn to convert plain rice into flavorful sushi rice, wrap, and roll into all sorts of Sushi. Hands-on prepare traditional rolls, Nori Maki and trendy rolls, Uramaki. Learn all the basics of preparing fresh sushi and have fun creating your own delicious and healthy dinner such as toro, unagi, cucumber roll, spicy roll, California roll and Philadelphia roll. $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 23681

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

10/8

Thai Cooking Series Recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his cookbook ‘Easy Thai,’ Chat invites you to get into Thai with this 3-week intensive Thai cooking series. Learn Thai culinary philosophy and recognize Thai tastes and flavors by hands-on preparation of a 5-dish Thai meal each night. We’ll use herbs and spices such as galangal and kaffir lime that are unique to Thai cuisine and transform fresh ingredients into delicious dishes. $134: 3 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 23683

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

10/21-11/4

Vietnamese Cooking Series Let’s explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular! Vietnamese cuisine has an East-meets-West combination of subtle tastes and flavors. Plus, while Asian food is generally healthy,

Asian Fusion Fish and Seafood Cooking Series

Vietnamese is at the forefront. You’ll learn to use fresh herbs, such

Using his new cookbook ‘Asian Fusion,’ Chat invites you to join

lemongrass chicken, hot and sour seafood soup, clay pot, shrimp

his quest for healthy eating. Let’s modify popular Asian dishes

fresh spring rolls, green mango salad, and more.

into light meals and maintain the soul that makes Asian cuisine so uniquely popular. For each meal we will make 5 dishes from various Asian cuisines, such as Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, and

as Vietnamese mint-rau ram, basil-rau que, ngo gai, and pick up simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes such as

$160: 4 classes

$45 supply fee due at first class

Class 23680

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

9/3-9/24

Vietnamese. By using only seafood and vegetable products, we’ll make dishes healthier and more beneficial. $153: 3 classes

$40 supply fee due at first class

Class 23685

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

11/25-12/9

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Sports

SPORTS

Drop-in Volleyball The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from

Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums Tice Valley and Foothill Community Gymnasiums are available

7:00-10:00pm at the Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $5 and is open to the first 45 participants.

for public and private rentals. Book your special events (birthday

Turf & Dog Park Hotline

parties, basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons, business

(925) 256-3574

meetings, etc.) with us. For further information call Leo Harrod, Wes Allnutt or Hope Keung at (925) 256-3572

Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

Badminton & Pickle Ball Drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball

Sports/Fitness Groups

The drop-in programs meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10:00-12:00pm at Tice Valley Gym. Cost is $3.

CYO Sports

St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St.

Fall/Winter Basketball League Adult Basketball Leagues

(925) 943-5866

Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field – call (925) 256-8453. Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

Oddyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for

Sunday 5-on-5

5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email Odys-

To request a registration packet for Sunday night 5 on 5 or for questions about the adult basketball leagues, email keung@ walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a free agents list by emailing Hope Keung at Keung@ walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do not place individuals on teams.

seyVball@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, log onto www.wcasi.org. Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org.

Fitness Programs

Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745

Please see page 40-45 for details about many other exciting fitness

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley

classes.

Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com.

Volleyball

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

Adult Volleyball Leagues

(925) 943-5866

Monday Night Coed League

Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org. Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

To request a registration packet or for questions about the adult

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

volleyball leagues, email Keung@walnut-creek.org. Games will

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto

be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Individuals

www.wcyaa.com for information.

looking to join a team may be placed on a free agents list by emailing Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do not place individuals on teams.

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SPORTS

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, and your child will be a step ahead of the game when it’s time for t-ball! INSTRUCTOR : The Pitching Center LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $139: 8 classes

Wee Hoop

Class 23454

Tue

4:00pm-4:50pm

9/10-10/29

Wee Hoop is designed to provide children with a positive

Class 23455

Tue

5:00pm-5:50pm

9/10-10/29

basketball experience while promoting a physically active lifestyle.

Class 23456

Wed

4:00pm-4:50pm

9/11-10/30

Children can master basketball skills from one class to the next,

Class 23457

Wed

5:00pm-5:50pm

9/11-10/30

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.

LIL BASEBALL WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please call (650) 796-7378 ½ hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop

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

LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

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

AGES 1½-3

Dribblers This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop listening skills. Parent participation required.

Tue

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 age

$78: 5 classes

Class 23479

AGES 2-4

appropriate equipment to teach the children the basics of many 10:00am-10:35am

9/10-10/8

sports together with the concept of teamwork. JumpBunch incorporates sports, fitness and music for a fun-filled, safe and

$63: 4 classes

Class 23481

Tue

exciting class. Please wear tennis shoes. Parent participation 10:00am-10:35am

10/22-11/12

recommended. INSTRUCTOR : JumpBunch

AGES 4-5

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Hot Shots 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.

$75: 6 classes Class 23444 Class 23445

Wed Wed

11:45am-12:15pm 9/4-10/9

11:45am-12:15pm

10/16-11/20

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium $78: 5 classes

Class 23482

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

9/10-10/8

10:40am-11:25am

10/22-11/12

$63: 4 classes

Class 23483

Tue

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Sports Kidz Love Soccer

AGES 3½-4

Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches

Tot Soccer

using the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-

Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun

appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional

running and kicking just like the big kids!

scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Shin guards are required by the 2nd class meeting.

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $107: 9 classes

Class 23728

Mon

9:30am-10:00am

9/16-11/18

5:15pm-5:45pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

Class 23729

Mon

No class 11/11

Class 23730

Thu

10:10am-10:40am

9/26-11/21

Class 23731

Thu

5:50pm-6:20pm

9/26-11/21

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $107: 9 classes

Class 23732

Sat

9:00am-9:30am

9/21-11/23

No class 10/5

AGES 4-5

Pre Soccer Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment.

AGES 2-3½

Parent & Me Soccer

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

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

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and

$107: 9 classes

socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the

Class 23733

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

No class 11/11

field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

$107: 9 classes

Mon

Mon

10:00am-10:35am

9/16-11/18

3:10pm-3:45pm

9/16-11/18

5:45pm-6:20pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

Class 23474

Class 23734

Mon

Class 23735

Mon

No class 11/11

10:45am-11:15am

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

Class 23475

Thu

9:30am-10:00am

9/26-11/21

Class 23476

Thu

5:10pm-5:40pm

9/26-11/21

Class 23736

Thu

10:40am-11:15am

9/26-11/21

Class 23737

Thu

3:40pm-4:15pm

9/26-11/21

Class 23738

Thu

6:20pm-6:55pm

9/26-11/21

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

$107: 9 classes

$107: 9 classes

Class 23477

Sat

Class 23739 9/21-11/23

No class 10/5

11:35am-12:05pm

9/21-11/23

No class 10/5

No class 10/5

Class 23478

Sat

Class 23740

No class 10/5

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Sat

9:30am-10:05am

9/21-11/23

10:05am-10:40am

9/21-11/23


Sports AGES 5-6

AGES 7-10

Soccer 1

Golf-Junior

Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting,

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

age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every

Dave DeLong. This beginning class is designed for new golfers

session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet.

with minimal experience. The group lessons cover fundamentals

Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually.

such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class size is limited to ensure quality instruction. Bring a pitching wedge or

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

INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Golf

$107: 9 classes

Class 23741

Mon

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/16-11/18

Mon

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course $78: 5 classes $5 ball fee to be paid at each class

No class 11/11

Class 23742

nine iron to the first class. Clubs provided upon request at class.

6:20pm-7:05pm

9/16-11/18

4:15pm-5:00pm

9/26-11/21

Class 23669

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

9/12-10/10

No class 11/11

Class 23743

Thu

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Golf

$107: 9 classes

Class 23744

Sat

10:40am-11:25am

A D U LT

9/21-11/23

No class 10/5

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 class. Clubs provided upon

AGES 7-10

request at class.

Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages 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. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Golf LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course $93: 6 classes $5 ball fee to be paid at each class

Beg/Int Women’s

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields

Class 23670

$119: 9 classes

No class 10/1

Class 23745

Mon

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

Class 23672 11:25am-12:10pm

9/10-10/22

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/10-10/22

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/10-10/22

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/12-10/17

No class 10/1

$119: 9 classes

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

Beg/Int Golf Coed Class 23671

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Class 23746

Tue

9/21-11/23

No class 10/5

Tue

No class 10/1

Class 23673

Thu

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts,

please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 ½ hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the

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Specialized Recreation

SPECIALIZED RECREATION

Specialized Recreation Dinner Club Join us as we tour the world in 90 days to sample foods of various cultures. Our very own Bay Area hosts some of the best restaurants in the state and we’ll take the opportunity to try as many as we can. Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited to the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist each participant with their meal and beverage selection. Drop off and pick-up will be from the Civic Park Community Center. Price includes dinner, gratuity and transportation. LOCATION TBD $38: 1 class

Specialized Recreation Karate

Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm

9/18

Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm

10/16

Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm

11/20

A g e s 1 6 y an d up

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

Adaptive Yoga LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

be. The program has been adapted and designed for participants

$53: 10 classes

of all ages and abilities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Shorts

Class 23428

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

9/18-11/20

are NOT recommended. Ages 8y and up

Specialized Recreation Dances

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with

$53: 10 classes

song and dance. Each month our Friday dance will be hosted at

Class 23429

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/19-11/21

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness

a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the location of the dance. All dances are $6 at the door. Join your friends and dance to your favorite tunes.

Join cardio fitness instructor Debbie Landesman for this specially designed cardio program for special needs adults ages 15 and above. No Class November 11.

A g e s 1 6 y an d up LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community C enter

Ages 16y and up

$6 at the door

1 class

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

September Dance

$53: 10 classes

Class 23427

Mon

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/16-11/25

LOCATION Concord Senior Center $6: 1 class

Specialized Recreation Yoga

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

This class is specifically designed and instructed to allow devel-

October Dance

opmentally disabled adults and young adults to gain the benefits

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community C enter

of the philosophy and practice of yoga. Wear loose, comfortable

$6: 1 class

clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended.

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

Ages 16y and up

10/11

November Dance

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community C enter

$53: 10 classes

$6: 1 class

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Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

11/15


Dog/Pet Care Specialized Recreation Movie Fest

A D U LT

Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great

Dog Obedience: Off-Leash Preparation

time! Price includes admission for the double feature and pop-

Now that your dog understands basic obedience, let’s move to

corn.

the next step. Teach your dog to obey hand signals and voice commands from a distance of 20 feet. Improve your dog’s quality

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

of life by working toward building behaviors off-leash such as

$18: 1 class

Class 23922

down from a distance, waiting in place, walking at your side with Sat

11:00am-3:00pm

9/28

your hands off the leash. This is a perfect class for people who enjoy training and want to take it to the next level. Prerequisite:

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips

Beginning obedience or instructor approval.

Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday excursions each month

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

for special needs adults ages 16 and above. The purpose of each

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

excursion is to provide the participant the opportunity for fun and

$136: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

adventure. We take the opportunity to experience excursions like

Class 23699

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

9/10-10/15

baseball games (both Giants and A’s), overnight camping, cross-

Class 23700

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

10/22-12/3

country skiing, bowling, railroad rides, swimming, museum tours,

No class 11/26

theme parks, live theatre, and a host of others. Most excursions are limited to 20 participants and are on a first-come/first-served

*9/10, 10/8, 11/12 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center

basis. Our excursions have been extremely popular and tend to fill quickly. Drop off and pick-up for all Saturday trips will be from the Civic Park Community Center.

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs

LOCATION TBD

Sat

A D U LT

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

9/14, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23

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

DOG/PET CARE

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 up for success and stop the overly reactive response to every day common occurrences.

A D U LT

Dog Obedience: Beginning

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

In this foundation class, your dog will learn how to walk nicely on

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not

$136: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With

Class 23701

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

9/10-10/15

these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will

Class 23702

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

10/22-12/3

be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society.

No class 11/26

The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without their dog. Suitable for dogs 4-months and older.

*9/10, 10/8, 11/12 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

Turf & Dog Park UPDATE

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

www.WalnutCreekRec.org or (925) 256-3574

$136: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 23695

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

9/10-10/15

Class 23698

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

10/22-12/3

No class 11/26

*9/10, 10/8, 11/12 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

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Tennis

WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LIFETIMETENNIS.COM • (925) 945-0105 The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is 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. For more information about class descriptions, registration, private lessons, and ball machine rental please visit our website at www.lifetimetennis.com or call us at the phone number listed above. • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm. • Registration begins August 7. • Register online at www.lifetimetennis.com or in the office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek. • Fall Session runs for 12 weeks and includes 2 bonus/rain makeup day on • Nov 11th & 12th, and Dec 7th & Dec 8th. Times TBD.

Fall Adult Tennis ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older)

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on Fri 10/25, Thurs 11/28, Fri 11/29, Sun 12/15 • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Day Time Cardio Monday 8:00-9:00am Cardio Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm Cardio Sunday 8:00-9:00am Beginning Adult Monday 9:00-10:00am Beginning Adult Monday 7:00-8:00pm Beginning Adult Saturday 12:00-1:00pm Beginning Adult Sunday 11:00-12:00pm Advanced Beginning Adult Monday 10:00-11:00am Advanced Beginning Adult Monday 8:00-9:00pm Advanced Beginning Adult Thursday 10:00-11:00am Advanced Beginning Adult Thursday 6:00-7:00pm Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Monday 6:00-7:00pm Intermediate/Advanced Adult Thursday 7:00-8:00pm Intermediate/Advanced Adult Friday* 12:30-1:30pm Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Saturday 8:00-9:00am Advanced Adult Wednesday 10:00-11:00am Advanced Adult Saturday 11:00-12:00pm Advanced Adult Saturday 6:00-7:00pm Advanced Adult Sunday 3:00-4:00pm Late Night Drill Wednesday 9:00-10:00pm Late Night Drill Thursday 9:00-10:00pm Backhand/Net Game Friday* 11:30-12:30pm Backhand/Net Game Saturday 5:00-6:00pm Doubles Strategy Monday 9:00-10:00pm Doubles Strategy Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm Ladies Drill & Play Wednesday 8:00-9:00pm Ladies 3.5+ (6:1) Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm Men’s Advanced Drill Thursday 8:00-9:00pm Mixed Doubles League Friday* 9:30-11:00am Serve & Return Saturday 1:00-2:00pm Specialty Shot Saturday 2:00-3:00pm Mixed Drill & Play Tuesday 10:00-11:30am Mixed Drill & Play Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm 62

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Dates 9/16-12/2 9/18-12/4 9/22-12/8 9/16-12/2 9/16-12/2 9/21-12/7 9/22-12/8 9/16-12/2 9/16-12/2 9/19-12/12 9/19-12/12 9/16-12/2 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/13 9/21-12/7 9/18-12/4 9/21-12/7 9/21-12/7 9/22-12/8 9/18-12/4 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/13 9/21-12/7 9/16-12/2 9/18-12/4 9/18-12/4 9/18-12/4 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/13 9/21-12/7 9/21-12/7 9/17-12/3 9/17-12/3

Fee $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 $168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $44R/$88NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $198R/$216NR $198R/$216NR


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Tennis

Fall Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6)

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on 10/25, 11/28, 11/29, 12/15 • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Sunday Sunday Thursday Friday* Saturday

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9)

Time 9:15-10:00am 1:15-2:00pm 4:15-5:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am

Dates 9/22-12/8 9/22-12/8 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/20 9/21-12/7

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on 10/25, 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Saturday Monday Wednesday Thursday

Time 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:30-4:15pm

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9)

Dates 9/21-12/7 9/16-12/2 9/18-12/4 9/19-12/12

Fee $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR

Session is 12 weeks long

Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2 days offered per session • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • No classes on 10/25, 11/28, 11/29, 12/15 Level Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play ntro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play

Day Monday Wednesday Friday* Saturday Sunday

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15)

Time 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 12:00-1:00pm

Dates 9/16-12/2 9/18-12/4 9/20-12/13 9/21-12/7 9/22-12/8

Fee $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR $165R/$182NR $180R/$198NR $180R/$198

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on 10/25, 11/28, 11/29, 12/15 • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15)

Day Thursday Friday* Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Friday* Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 10:00-11:00am 2:00-3:00pm 10:00-11:00am 6:00-7:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 2:00-3:00pm

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-17)

Dates 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/13 9/21-12/7 9/21-12/7 9/22-12/8 9/18-12/4 9/20-12/13 9/21-12/7 9/22-12/8

Fee $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Session is 12 weeks long

Session is 12 weeks long • * Indicates 11 week session • No classes on 10/25, 11/29, 12/15 • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Drop-In rate $28R/$31NR • New students must see instructor for try-out Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development.-Match Play

Day Monday Wednesday Friday* Saturday Sunday

Time 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-5:30pm

Dates 9/16-12/2 9/18-12/4 9/20-12/13 9/21-12/7 9/22-12/8

Fee $264R/$290NR $264R/$290NR $242R/$266NR $264R/$290NR $108R/$120NR

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Aquatics

AQUATICS

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

• Open summer months 2014 • L-shaped recreation and lap pool (25 yards by 25 meters) • Diving area with 1-meter diving board • Children’s wading pool (1 foot deep) • Vending machines • Spring season private rentals

Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

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

YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS

all ages and abilities. For information call (925) 939-5990.

CLARKE SWIM CENTER

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

Located in Heather Farm Park

Our Masters (ages 19-90) team is one of the finest and most fun

1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek

structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. For more

(925) 943-5856

information call (925) 280-5421.

Head coach, Mike Heaney. www.walnutcreekaquabears.org.

in the country, providing a competitive swimming program and

Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien. Website: www.swim4wc.org.

• Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Certified professional lifeguards • Heated locker rooms and showers • Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment • Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board • Seasonal children’s pool • Vending machines • WiFi zone on pool deck

FACILITY CLOSED

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 champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program, trainee program (wca.trainees@gmail.com) and free “try synchro” days for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Call (925) 934-4792 for info. Head Coach: Kim Probst. Websites: www.aquanuts.org or www.facebook.com/aquanuts/events.

September 19 (evening lap swim only), 21, 22*

Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC)

November 28

WCSC is one of the oldest and finest recreational swim teams

December 25

in the county celebrating our 52nd year. We pride ourselves in

January 1, 2014

creating an atmosphere where not only do swimmers improve but

WEEKEND HOURS

there is great family fun for everyone! For more information visit

September 2; November 28; December 24, 31

www.walnutcreekswimclub.org or email director@walnutcreek-

*Limited Parking: Sept. 17-20 due to Walnut Festival

swimclub.org. Co-Head Coaches -- Brett Anderson & Jason Kamp.

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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 swimming. Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited. Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more

All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition

swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

of lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. Fitness Center for use by adults ages 18 and older. Closed toed shoes and clothing must be worn at all times. Use at own risk.

Clarke Swim Center

Begins September 7 Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm All participants ages 7-17 must be accompanied by a swimming

Adult Lap Swim Clarke Swim Center

Begins September 3 Mon-Fri 5:30am-4:00pm

adult (18 & up).

Recreational Swim Hours

Mon-Thu 7:00pm-8:30pm Beginning September 7 Sat-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm

Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

Fitness Center Hours Clarke Swim Center

Clarke Swim Center

Begins September 3

Begins September 7

Mon-Fri 6:00am-3:30pm

50 meter pool:*

Mon-Thu 7:00pm-8:00pm

Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm

Sat-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm

*Baby pool and diving pool closed for fall & winter season.

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Aquatics

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. Shallow water and deep water classes offered. All classes are 50 minutes long. Clarke Swim Center $66/12-class punch ticket or drop-in $7

Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00am & 9:00am Tue/Thu 8:30am

Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers Our Masters program 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 largely successful adult fitness program. All practices

Admission Fees

are coached by the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult swimmers in the world. For more information contact

Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee.

Head Coach Kerry O’Brien at (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org.

No refunds.

You can also stop by during practice to talk with a coach. Clarke Swim Center

Daily Admission Fees

$6: masters daily admission fee

One time entrance - no in/out privileges.

Mon-Fri

5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; noon

Mon-Thu

7:00pm

Children (6 & under)

$3.50

Youth (7-17)

$4.25

Adults (18 & up)

$5.00

Register for tryout at front counter.

Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds. Children (6 & under)

$45.00

Ages (7-17)

$56.25

Ages (18 & older)

$63.75

.

Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass Based on 30 day month Adult (18 & older)

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Aquatics

Certification Courses

Swim Lessons

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (2012))

Registration begins AUGUST 7.

This course will provide you with the following skills and certifications to become a lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid, CPR-FPR, and AED. • Participants must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate.

Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org Fax to: (925) 287-0179 Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (Weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm) Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598. No phone-in registrations accepted!

• Must be 15 years old by the last day of class. • Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

Registration form on page 81.

LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center FEE $213/ (Includes book & certification)

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS

Class 23827

Sat/Sun 9:30am-5:30pm

12/14-15, 12/21-22

The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find

Class 23828

Fri-Mon 9:30am-5:30pm

12/27-12/30

the class that is right for you! Please read the course descriptions carefully. It is important to register your child for the proper class. Please think carefully about the prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for his/her development. Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level. Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of aquatics staff. Though, parents may request transfers prior to the first day of the class. An evaluation of the student may take place the first – third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to replace your child if needed. Spaces cannot be “held”. To register please completely fill out the registration slip. List your second and third choices for classes. Please make full payment when registering.

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. (Doctor’s note is required. $10 service fee applies.) We do 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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Aquatics

Swim Lessons Course Descriptions:

Ages 5-12

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.

Ages 6-12

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 one minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and endurance. Introduce breaststroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns and more diving.

A g e s 1 5 - A d ulT

Adult/Teen Ages 3-5

Starfish

Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle

Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the

and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill/comfort

water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control,

level.

kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement.

swim lesson schedule Ages 3-7

Seahorse

$52:50

Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Course numbers & times below

6 classes

Tue –Thu

9/3-9/12

Fundamental skill-building class. Students must be comfortable with floating on front and back with support and submerge head for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking, arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

Ages 4-11

Starfish

3:55-

4:30-

5:05-

5:40-

6:15-

4:25

5:00

5:35

6:10

6:45

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23824

23825

Seahorse 23823

23820

23821

23822

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Lobster

23816

23817

23818

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23814

23819

Seal

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Lobster

Dolphin

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23813

Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Adult

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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. 68

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Aquatics

A g e s 3 & up

Private Lessons $23

1 class

Mon/TUS/Wed/THU/SAT

Clarke Swim Center

Work with an instructor one-on-one for 20 minutes. We focus on the things you want to learn. We encourage you to sign up for at least two private sessions. We cannot guarantee same instructor for each session. Mon

9/16

9/23

9/30

4:00pm

23829

23833

23837

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23830

23834

23838

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23831

23835

23839

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5:30pm

23832

23836

23840

Tue

9/17

9/24

10/1

4:00pm

23841

23845

23849

4:30pm

23842

23846

23850

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23843

23847

23851

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5:30pm

23844

23848

23852

Wed

9/18

9/25

10/2

4:00pm

23853

23857

23861

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23854

23858

23862

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23855

23859

23863

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5:30pm

23856

23860

23864

Thu

9/19

9/26

10/3

4:00pm

23865

23869

23873

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23866

23870

23874

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23867

23871

23875

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23868

23872

23876

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Sat

9/7

9/17

9/28

10/5

10/12

10/19

11:00pm

23877

23878

23879

23880

23881

23882

11:30pm

23883

23884

23885

23886

23887

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+

Annual Holiday Boutique The busy elves in Santa’s Workshop invite you all to attend the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Annual Holiday Boutique. Decorative creations to grace your home, whimsical creations to share with loved ones, cuddly afghans and quilts to keep you warm, and beautiful handmade sweaters, scarves, and vests to snuggle in are just a few of the items available to purchase. A FREE Safeway Gift Card Drawing happens every hour. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free

Fri, Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

11/8-11/9

Annual Holiday Luncheon

PROGRAMS

Gather with new and old friends for a traditional holiday experience by attending our Annual Holiday Luncheon this year. Held at the Clubhouse at Boundary Oak, you’ll enjoy a delicious

Italian Night

meal prepared and served in their beautifully decorated ballroom.

Mama mia! It’s time to party Italian style again. Come and enjoy a

Tickets must be purchased in advance. For ticket information call

fabulous evening of delicious Italian food, dancing and more. For

(925) 943-5851.

George Campi will provide music for listening and dancing.

tickets or questions call (925) 943-5852. LOCATION Clubhouse, Boundary Oak Golf Course LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $30 / $35 after 10/3

Sat 5:30pm-11:00pm

Fri 11:00am-3:00pm

12/13

10/5

Pancake Breakfast

Long Term Care Information & Resource Presentation

Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is

Long Term Care: in-home care, eligibility, benefits, costs,

held on the 1st Sunday of each month and is open to everyone.

limitations, insurance, services and more; so many questions,

This popular community event plays host to families large and

so much to understand. Join us today as we hear from agency

small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop

leaders who will guide us through this important topic and gladly

serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early! We will be closed on

answer our questions. Speakers from HICAP (Health Insurance

New Year’s Day.

Counseling & Advocacy Program, IHSS (In Home Support

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Services), Contra Costa Senior Information Hotline, HUD and the VA Aid and Attendance Program will be here to share their

$2.25 Adults/ $1.50 children Under 12

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

10/6, 11/3

Bingo followed by a fun lunch of assorted sandwiches, green salad, dessert and beverage. Wear Halloween attire and receive two Bingo cards for free. Seating is limited. Purchase your ticket no later than Monday, October 21 from the receptionist. Advance ticket purchase required. Questions? Call (925) 943-5851. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $8 per ticket

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call (925) 925-943-5851 to reserve your seat.

FREE

Join us today for a howling good time as we play a morning of

Fri 10:00am-1:00pm

knowledge with us. Doors open at 10am. Seating is limited; please

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Halloween Bingo

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Tickets: Available 11/4

10/25

Thu 10:00am-11:30am

9/19


Adults 50+ HICAP Counseling Day

Cardmaking Workshops

If you have questions regarding your health insurance, Medicare

Pop-ups, Stamping, Glitz and more! Come and learn new

and Supplemental Medicare, HICAP counselors will be here all day

techniques for cardmaking in these fun and easy workshops. Your

to help you. Not sure if you want to make a change? Not sure what

fee covers all materials. Plan on going home with at least 8 cards

you need? Come and talk to a counselor who can help you during

to share with family and friends. No special artistic skills required.

this open enrollment period. Appointment required.

You’ll be guided through the cardmaking process one step at

For appointment information call 925 943-5851.

a time. Advance sign-ups required, class size is limited. Please

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

bring a pair of scissors and a small bottle of craft glue to class. Instructor: Linda Rogers

FREE

Thu 9:00am-4:00pm 11/21

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $10 1 class

Movie Matinee

Mon

Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first

Sing-a-Long

Monday of each month. Your 50-cent admission price includes a

9:00am-11:30am

9/30, 10/28, 12/2

bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations

If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun

are not required; however seating is limited.

sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies, musicals, and more.

$0.50 DROP-IN

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 DROP-IN

Friday Socials

Every Fri

Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat

Snappy Cats

yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious

9:30am-11:00am

soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch

Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group

reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the

of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area

lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans

retirement communities.

change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held until 11:30am. No charge to attend for those not having lunch,

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Every Fri

9:30am-11:00am

Free /$2 lunch

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/6

Hooked On Books

Bazaar Group

If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas

group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader

while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects

has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the

include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting

1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are

want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

provided and items created are sold in the display case and

$0.50 drop-in

at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more

Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

9/3, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3

information. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center Free

Every Wed

9:00am-3:00pm

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Adults 50+ Pinochle Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Mon

12:00pm-3:30pm

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.

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge

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) 9435851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

Thursday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Thu

12:30pm-4:00pm

Free

Tue

1:30pm-4:00pm

9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17

Sunday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

AARP Driver Safety Program

$0.50 DROP-IN

This 4-1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

taken the 8-hour course within the last 4 years. Completion of 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 (925) 943-5851 for more information or to register for class. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $12 AARP members / $14 non-AARP members

Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm 10/22

Marathon Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $20 DROP-IN

Every Fri

12:00pm-4:00pm

Afternoon Bingo Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Cards

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

are also played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great

Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experience

activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as

and new learners are welcome. Haven’t played before? Be sure to

having fun with friends.

sign up for the Mah-Jongg class listed under Personal Enrichment.

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

$1.00 PER CARD

$0.50 drop-in

Every Thu

Every Tue

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are sold separately for each session for $1.00 each. Paper games

1:00pm-4:00pm

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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

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Free

Wed

9:30am-11:00am

9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11

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 (925) 939-

Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-Noon one day ahead for a

7508. Fee is $72/year.

reservation. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Club 55 Skiers

$2 suggested donation

Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving! Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at the

Mon-Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm Fri 11:30am-1:00pm NO MEALS SERVED 11/11, 11/28, 11/29, 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1

large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:30 a.m. and return approximately at 6:30 p.m. Must contact David Summers at (925) 933-5895 to register for trips

Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00am (8:30am June through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors Club membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the coordinator.

Case Management Case Management is available through Diablo Valley Foundation for free in-home assessments and consultation. Call (925) 945-8040 for an appointment.

Deaf Seniors Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call California Relay Services, VOICE 1-900-735-2922 or TDD by calling 1-800-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Free

$1 DROP-IN

Every Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:15am-12:00pm

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:15am-12:00pm

Every Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

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 (925) 937-8311 for more information.

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Adults 50+ Investment Counseling Investment Counseling available from 1:30-3:30pm the first Tuesday of each month. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. Free.

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors

Insurance Counseling

Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer

Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the 2nd Wednesday

Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better,

and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm. Call (925) 943-

where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes.

5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care counseling available

Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members

at the WCSC. Please call (925) 938-1895 for Long Term Care coun-

up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest

seling appointments.)

drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For January-

opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park

December, annual dues are only $12.00. Club members enjoy

Office of Aging Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020.

discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services including financial counseling, blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call 943-5851 for

Senior Legal Services Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the first Wednesday from 12:00pm-3:00pm and the fourth Thursday from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment.

more information.

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info

Wills Preparation

Mondays

Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first

Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room

Monday of each month from 1:30pm–3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851

Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

for an appointment.

Tuesdays Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Se-

Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:15am, Lobby Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room

niors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from 9:00am-

Wednesdays

11:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations,

Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday through Friday

Thursdays

from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925) 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

Fridays Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge

SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates.

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Open Space

Open Space Programs 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

Harvest Festival Sunday October 27, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Howe Homestead The Howe Harvest Festival combines a celebration of the life of James Pomeroy Howe with a variety of old fashioned harvest and Halloween activities for families. This year’s activities include pumpkin carving, carnival games, crafts and scarecrow making. Visitors can also venture onto the “Spooky Trail” or take a stroll in the Community Garden or the Butterfly Garden. 4H members will have animals on display and food is available for purchase. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521. Howe Homestead Park is located at 2950 Walnut Blvd.

programs, camping or special events. Most programs are 1–1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain

Blacksmithing at Old Borges Forge

the day of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a

Saturday November 9, 2:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge

program will cancel most programs. Please call the Ranger listed for more information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to dollard@ walnut-creek.org.

Relive your childhood as you get dirty, make noise, smash things and play with fire! Here’s your chance to bang on some hot iron and make a simple hook or come watch others. Meet at the Old Borges Ranch. There is a $2 per person materials fee if you make a hook. Due to safety concerns the minimum age to work on the forge is 12 years old. To reserve a spot for making a hook please

Ranger Programs Throw it Again! –Atlatl and Rabbit Stick

call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

On-Going Programs

Saturday September 14, 2:00 pm and Saturday October 12, 2:00 pm Atlatl, that primitive “throwing-stick-and-spear-thing”, is having

Old Borges Ranch Open “Historic” House

resurgence, as a sport worldwide, and as a hunting weapon is many

Sundays August 11, September 15, October 13, November 10, 1:00

U.S. states. The Rabbit Stick is a non-returning boomerang. Join us

– 3:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space

as we toss and fling our way back in time to experience skills our ancient ancestors mastered. ISAC rounds will be scheduled at 3 pm. For more information please contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

Join us at the ranch as we open the Historic Ranch House doors for you to tour at your leisure. Open Space Ranger staff will be on hand to answer your questions while you tour the ranch house.

Two-Day Bird Study Program: Fall Raptors

Monthly Beginning Bird Walks

Friday October 4, 6- 8:00 pm and Saturday October 5, 9:00 am –

chance to find out who all those little birds are. Come along with

1:00 pm

the ranger and learn all about our local bird life. We will discuss

Fall raptor migration is one of nature’s incredible spectacles. Join us for this two-day class as we learn raptor identification tips, behavior, habitat requirements, and migration patterns of our local

Wondering what that little bird in your window is? Here is your

identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirements, and lots of other stuff about our fine, feathered friends. Bring binoculars, small notebook, hat, water, and wear sturdy shoes.

birds of prey. If you are fascinated by birds of prey and would like to learn more about this group of birds, then this class is for you. The Friday evening class will be held in the historic Carriage Barn at Borges Ranch and the Saturday field session will begin at Borges Ranch/Shell Ridge Open Space and end at Lime Ridge Open Space. Reservations are required, and the class size is limited to 15 people. The registration fee is $30 per person for the two-day program.

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Open Space Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday August 17, 8:00 - 10:00 am August birding usually finds summer residents and possible early fall migrants. We will be exploring the oak savannah and chaparral habitats above Borges Ranch and the riparian willow patches around Twin Ponds. Meet at the Borges Ranch parking lot.

Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday September 21, 9:00 – 11:00 am We will watch for fall raptors as we hike to the top of Lime Ridge. Along the way we will also hike through grasslands and chaparral habitats. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Drive in the parking lot next to Boundary Oak Golf Course.

Lime Ridge Monthly Hike Sunday September 8, October 13, November 10 and December 8, 9:00 – 11:30 am, Lime Ridge Open Space

Borges Ranch and Shell Ridge Open Space Sat., October 12, 9:00– 11:00 am Join the flock as we watch for fall migrants and the arrival of winter residents on this short hike around Borges Ranch and to the Twin Ponds area of Shell Ridge Open Space. We will be hiking through oak savannah, grasslands, and riparian habitats. Meet at

Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a hat. It’s time to join Ranger Art Janke on a guided hike into incredible Lime Ridge. The trails pass through oak woodlands, grasslands and inland scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of animals. Every month there’s something new to see and share. Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

the Borges Ranch parking lot.

Moon Stalkers – Night Hikes and More Acalanes Open Space Saturday November 9, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Join us when the sun goes down for night time adventures and nocturnal nuances as we explore the world of darkness and its benefits to humans and nature. We’ll play Moon Jeopardy, do

This beautiful short hike will take us into the riparian woodlands of

some Astronomical Art and other activities. Moon Walks are easy

Putnum Creek and on to Acalanes Ridge. We will have a chance to

to moderate. Reservations required and location meeting spots

observe late fall migrants and early winter resident birds. Meet at

will be given to registered participants. To register please call

the end of Sousa Drive.

Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665. Pre-Equinox Moon Walk, Lime Ridge, Saturday Sept 21, 7:00 pm

Volunteer Trail Crew

Full Moon Hike, Shell Ridge, Friday, Oct 19, 7:00 pm

Saturday September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7,

Sit-down Star Watch and Campfire, Sugarloaf Preserve, Saturday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm, locations to be announced

Nov. 2, 7:00 pm, drop-in program. No reservation is required.

Join the Open Space Maintenance staff for a day of working on the trails. Staff will take the crew to a different area of the Open Space each session to work on trail maintenance to protect both

Old Borges Ranch Tours

our natural resources and our Open Space users. Dress for the

Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge, August 31, September 28, October

weather and your safety. Wear long pants, closed toe shoes,

26, November 30, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

gloves and a hat and carry water. Trail construction instruction will be provided. Trail crew is for those 16 years of age and older. For more information on the specific activity planned and the meeting place contact Chuck Wall at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Join Ranger Dan Bylin on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch. The Borges family settled in Walnut Creek over 100 years ago, and their ranch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the 1901 ranch house and the 1903 carriage barn while learning what life was like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the 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) $175/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people)  $285/day

Online Booki n Availa g ble!

Heather Farm Park Small Picnic Area (up to 30 people) $60/day Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $175/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people) $285/day

All other picnic sites are available on a first-come/first-served basis, free of charge. For more information visit www.Walnut-Creek.org/picnics or call 943-5858.

Saturday, September 28

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Be a Friend of the Arts Support Civic Arts Education

• Volunteer • Donate • NETWORK Call Today (925) 939-2787 www.FriendsArtsEd.org

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Golf

Experience Boundary Oak Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Life. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes up to 250 seated guests. • Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings. • Ample Complimentary Parking. • Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and the foothills of the East Bay. • Unique Dining Events held monthly including: 4th Friday’s, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and various holiday themed events.

Contact us at (925) 934-3600 x 21

Golf Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any skill level of golfer. • Lighted Driving Range includes a grass tee hitting area and a 6 stall covered hitting bay. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and host facility for the First Tee of Contra Costa. • Perfect facility to host your Corporate, Charity, Club or Fundraiser Golf Event. • Host for the PGA Web.com Tour Qualifier.

For Tee Times Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 10 For Tournaments Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 13

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Facility Rentals

CITY OF WALNUT CREEK

THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR NEXT

Special Occasion OR

CORPORATE EVENT

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

CORPORATE MEETINGS & MORE! THREE LARGE VENUES • Each over 3,000 square feet • Two locations in unique park settings • Capacities ranging from 200-300 guests • Facilities include kitchens and on-site parking • No preferred vendor list • Rental fees from $105 to $195/hour

MEETING ROOMS, CLASSROOMS & MORE! • Additional rooms accommodate 15-300 attendees • Projection screens and WiFi at most facilities

 

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

(925) 256-3575 rentals@walnut-creek.org For more information, please visit

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Registration where we are

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. 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. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept ........................... 925.943.5848 Civic Arts Education............................................................... 925.943.5846 Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm ................. 925.943.5856 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Field Conditions Hotline ........................................................ 925.256.3574 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531

CLASS LOCATIONS Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Bay Mountain Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 Monument Boulevard, 94520 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 MDi Wellness Center, 325 N Wiget Lane, 94598 Park Place, 1395 Civic Drive, 94596 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, 94519 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Walnut Creek Tennis Center ..................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Loella Haskew; Kristina Lawson (Mayor Pro Tem); Cindy Silva (Mayor); Bob Simmons; Justin Wedel City Manager Ken Nordhoff 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 Jodi Davenport; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Fred Weston; 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 7

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 2013. The deadline is August 26, 2013. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

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Lesher Center for the Arts

Home: Shelter & Habitat in Contemporary Art September 5 – November 17, 2013 Home features a national group of artists working in a range of media from painting and sculpture to video and photography. This exhibition invites us to re-think our notions of space, place and home. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 6-8pm. Tyler Bewley, From Below, From Above, 2010, watercolor and gouache on paper

6th Annual Craft Fest at the Bedford Gallery Sunday November 3, 11am-5pm, free admission The Bedford Gallery Craft Fest is a celebration of unique and handmade gifts, bringing together local artists and crafters. The BG Craft Fest offers an opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping! With home goods, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, edibles and prints, our vendors are sure to have a gift to suit everyone on your list. From top left, clockwise: Shimmer Jewels, Festive Home, Multi Flasking, Napa Farm, Modifyd, Blushie, Poulin

New Neon: Light and Paint December 5, 2013 – February 23, 2014 Taking its cue from the rising popularity of this uniquely Californian medium, New Neon will examine the ways in which neon has been repurposed in both painterly and sculptural practices. Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5th, 6-8pm.

Lisa Congdon, Sami Woman, 2011, gouache and cut paper in shadowbox

All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts 1601 Civic Drive

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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Fall 2013 City of Walnut Creek's Guide to Arts + Rec