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VOLUME N o 1 SPRING 2012 CITY OF WALNUT CREEK

CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

RECREATION

Springtime is for Sketchbooks, Plein Air and Silk painting.

Registration for Spring programs begin February 21.

For teens--new jewelry classes plus ceramics wheel throwing.

Get healthy in 2012 with our wide variety of fitness offerings on page 40!

Join the tech revolution with Digital Painting and HD Moviemaking!

Need a space for a party, fundraiser or meeting? See Facility Rentals on page 80.


Welcome Welcome to the first issue of the Guide to Arts + Rec. In an effort to improve efficiency, reduce costs and showcase all that the City of Walnut Creek has to offer in a single brochure, we have combined the Walnut

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

Creek Recreation Activities Guide and the Civic Arts Education Course Catalog. This revamped publication continues to highlight the breath and quality of numerous programs accessible to our community. With one of the largest community arts education programs in Northern California, a robust Recreation program, and an abundance of parks and open space to explore, the Guide to Arts + Rec reflects what makes Walnut Creek such a special place. From Ceramics classes to swim lessons, cooking classes or a guided open space hike, it’s all about nourishing your heart, mind and body.

GET HEALTHY WITH WALNUT CREEK WALKS

2012 is also the year that “Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Walks promotes walking as a pathway to good health

Walks.” This initiative by our new Mayor

There are four components to Walnut Creek Walks:

Bob Simmons is a great way to get

• Second Saturday Walks with the Mayor

healthy as a community. The program consists of four components, Second

• Open Space Adventurer Program

Saturday Walks with the Mayor, Open

• Walking Meetings with the Mayor

Space Adventurer Program, Walking

• Walnut Creek Walks Challenge

Meetings with the Mayor and the Walnut Creek Walks Challenge. You can read

For more information, visit www.walnut-creek.org/walks or call 925-943-5895.

more about the program at www.walnutcreek.org/walks. I hope that you have the opportunity to participate in our quality programs and take advantage of the many services that we have to offer through our Arts, Recreation and Community Services Department. Happy 2012!

PICNIC SEASON IS IN FULL SWING Remember to reserve your picnic area!

LARKEY PARK Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $165/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people) $275/day

HEATHER FARM PARK Ken Nordhoff

Small Picnic Area (up to 30 people) $55/day

City Manager

Large Picnic Area (up to 300 people) $275/day

Medium Picnic Area (up to 75 people) $165/day All Other picnic sites are available on a first-come/first-served basis, free of charge. For more information visit www.WalnutCreekRec.org or call 943-5858.


Arts CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-9 Youth | Adult

JEWELRY 29-30 Youth | Adult

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 9-18 Youth | Adult

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 30-33 Adult

DANCE 18-22 Youth | Adult

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 33-34 Youth | Adult

MUSIC 22-26 Youth | Adult

preschool 35

YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY 27 Youth

FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 36-37

GLASS 28 Adult

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

SPORTS 55-59 Youth | Adults | 50+

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 44-47 Youth | Adults | 50+

AQUATICS 60-64 Youth | Adults

SOCIAL DANCE 47-49 Youth | Adults | 50+

SPECIALIZED RECREATION 65 Youth | Adults | 50+

MARTIAL ARTS 50-51 Youth | Adults

50+ Resources 66-70 50+

FOOD & COOKING 51-53 Youth | Adults

OPEN SPACE 71-73 Youth | Adults

DOG/PET CARE 53-54 Adults

TENNIS 74-77 Youth | Adults

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 54 Youth

+ more PRESCHOOL 35 facilities 78 LCA/BEDFORD Gallery 79

REGISTRATION 80-81 GOLF 82 INDEX 83


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

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6

Youth

7-8

Adult

9

Open Studio

DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 9-13

Youth

13-18

Adult

18

Open Studio

DANCE ACADEMY 18-21

Youth

22

Adult

MUSIC 22-26

Youth

26

Adult

YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY 27

Youth

GLASS 28

Adult

JEWELRY 29

Youth

29-30

Adult

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 30-33

Adult

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 33

Youth

33-34

Adult

35

PRESCHOOL

36-37

FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

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Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

A G E S 5 & up

Clay for Homeschoolers Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. The possibilities of what you can create are endless! Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and assistance for students with different needs. LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Clay for Homeschoolers Ages 5-8 $113: 10 classes

Class 19223

Wed

10:30am-12:00pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/11

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

Clay for Homeschoolers Ages 8 & up $113: 10 classes

Class 19224

Tue

11:00am-12:30pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/10

AGES 8-10

Clay Works One A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic handbuilding skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs as well as animals and birdhouses. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $102: 9 classes

Class 19239

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/9, 5/28

AGES 4-6

Clay Play: Little Worlds

AGES 12-17

Come explore the wonderful world of clay. The possibilities are endless! Clay is one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums making it a great introduction for young creative minds with

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

or without clay experience. Build imaginary worlds filled with

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding tech-

animals, a place for them to live; add flowers and trees, or even

niques and projects as well.

a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques: pinch, coil, slab,

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

squeeze and more as we create our own little worlds of clay.

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

$123: 10 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19220

$99: 9 classes

No class 4/25

Class 19240

Mon

3:45pm-4:45pm

No class 4/9, 5/28 6

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding

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3/26-6/4

Class 19221

Wed

Thu

No class 4/26

4:30pm-6:30pm

3/28-6/6

$35 supply fee payable to instructor. 4:30pm-6:30pm

3/29-6/7

$35 supply fee payable to instructor.


Ceramics & Sculpture

A D U LT

CERAMICS STUDIO INFORMATION

CERAMICS Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int-Adv classes, student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Work produced or fired in the Civic Arts Ed Ceramics Studio may not

studio will be fired. Class and workshop fees include firing. Clay must be purchased in class. Tools and tool kits may

$184: 10 CLASSES

9:00am-12:00pm

other learning.

Education. No work produced outside of classes or open

CERAMICS (BEG-ADv) Sat

instruction and

be sold except through the Clay Arts Guild and Civic Arts

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

Class 19350

Studio use is for

3/24-6/2

NO CLASS 4/28

be purchased in the studio. Wheel chair accessible electric potter’s wheel available.

STUDIO CLEANUP

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

CERAMICS (BEG/INT)

June 9, 10am-12pm

$174: 9 CLASSES

Class 19343

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

3/26-6/4

NO CLASS 4/23, 5/28

ARTISTS MARKET

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

CERAMICS (INT/ADv )

Shadelands Art Center

$174: 9 CLASSES

Class 19344

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

March 30-April 1

3/26-6/4

NO CLASS on 4/23, 5/28

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

CERAMICS (BEG/INT) $174: 9 CLASSES

Class 19345

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/26-6/4

NO CLASS 4/23, 5/28

This year the students and instructors of Civic Arts Education will sell their outstanding art on two different

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

weekends. The Artists Market at the Shadelands Art Center

CERAMICS (INT/ADv)

on March 30-April 1 will feature all media, including draw-

$184: 10 CLASSES

ings, paintings and printmaking, glass, jewelry, pottery and

Class 19346

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/27-6/5

NO CLASS 4/24

sculpture, photography, textiles, and more! Ceramics and sculpture will be featured at the Artists Market at Studio E in Civic Park April 27-29. For more information call (925) 943-5846.

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

CERAMICS (INT/ADv) $184: 10 CLASSES

Class 19347

Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/28-6/6

NO CLASS 4/25 INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

CERAMICS (BEG-ADv)

Studio E in Civic Park

$184: 10 CLASSES

Class 19349

Thu

NO CLASS 4/26

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/29-6/7

April 27-29

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A D U LT

A D U LT

Intro to Sculpture (Beg/Adv)

Let’s Set a Table (Int/Adv)

More fully understand the process of working with clay and con-

In addition to both hand-built and wheel thrown methods for mak-

structing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

ing cups, bowls and plates, this class will also cover the making of

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation,

casseroles, butter dishes, water pitchers, teapots, bean pots, sushi

form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image

dishes, soy pots, candlestick holders--you get the idea! If it’s used

presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

in a table setting, we can try to make it.

include pinch, slab, coil and solid hand building methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught. An understanding of basic

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

ceramic terms, such as scoring, slip, leather hard, bisqueware and

$184: 10 classes

greenware, are an indication of readiness for this course.

Class 19359

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/26

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $184: 10 classes

A D U LT

Class 19353

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

3/27-6/5

Class 19354

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/27-6/5

Pottery Making for Raku Firing Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln

No class 4/24

with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. Focus on forms and techniques that work well with the Raku firing process.

SPECIAL INTEREST

First half of class will include an overview of Raku and methods of making both handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well

A D U LT

with the colors and character of Raku glazes. Demos of glaze appli-

Garden of Earthy Delights (Int/Adv) Create a garden of earthy delights with fairy house lanterns, bubbly fountains, one-of-a-kind planters, fantastic mushroom sculptures, and more!

cation, use of resists, terra sigillata and other techniques. Second half of class focuses on learning how to fire work that has been made. 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

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

in the studio for purchase. Prerequisite: 1 quarter of ceramics. No

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

clay beginners. All clay must be purchased in studio. No registra-

$184: 10 classes

tion permitted after second class.

Class 19358

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/26

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios INSTRUCTOR : James Newton $223: 10 classes

A D U LT

Handmade Art Tiles & Wall Reliefs (Beg/Int/Adv)

Class 19356

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/27

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. Mold making techniques and use of extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving, stamp images and relief designs.

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $161: 8 classes

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

No class 4/29, 5/27

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$223: 10 classes

Class 19357

Fri

No class 4/27

INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn

Class 19360

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

3/25-6/3

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/30-6/8


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

A D U LT

SODIUM VAPOR (INT/ADV) 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 $223: 10 CLASSES

Class 19355

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

3/28-6/6

NO CLASS 4/25

OPEN STUDIO A D U LT

OPEN STUDIO CERAMICS Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time open to all enrolled ceramics and sculpture students to enhance skills learned and knowledge of the ceramics craft and to share this interest. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s discretion as needed. 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 membership qualifies students for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Use of the ceramics studio is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes and work produced may be sold only through authorized sales or donated to support the program. Note: Studio is closed on all legal City holidays. Actual hours and any changes are posted in studio. Must also be currently enrolled in a ceramics class.

Some drawing and painting classes may use undraped models. Teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Some drawing experience recommended for beginning painting students.

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

AGES 18-36MOS

$129: NON-MEMBERS $ 69: WALNUT CREEk CLAy ARTS GUILD MEMBERS

Class 19222

12:00pm-7:00pm

NO CLASS 4/8, 4/23-29, 5/27-28

TERRIBLY TERRIFIC TWOS: TODDLER/PARENT 3/24-6/8

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

ARTS, ADVENTURES & ACADEMICS SUMMER CAMP See summer camp guide for Summer Art Camps and Arts, Adventures & Academics.

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

TERRIBLy TERRIFIC TWOS 18-24 MONTHS $99: 10 CLASSES

Class 19225

Fri

9:30am-10:45am

3/30-6/8

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

TERRIBLy TERRIFIC TWOS 24-36 MONTHS $118: 10 CLASSES

Class 19226

Fri

11:00am-12:30pm

3/30-6/8

NO CLASS 4/13

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Secret Garden

AGES 4-6

I Can Do It Art

In honor of Garden Month and Frog Month, let’s invent a special

An introduction to studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists will use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Explore new mediums such as

secret garden and make one of its guests your very own frog creation. Class 19362

Tue

9:30am-12:30pm

4/10

paint, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter for those wishing to repeat.

Whales, Sails & Submarines The second week of April is the Week of the Ocean, and on April 11

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

the U.S. Navy got its first submarine in 1900. Construct a ship and

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

create an ocean full of sea creatures.

$64: 5 classes

Class 19241

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/28-5/2

Class 19242

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

3/28-5/2

Class 19243

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

5/9-6/6

Class 19244

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

5/9-6/6

No class 4/11

Class 19363

Wed

9:30am-12:30pm

4/11

Art Space Launch Astronomy Week is the second week in April. The first space shuttle Columbia was launched in 1981 on April 12. Use your special talent to create your very own space shuttle and explore outer space.

AGES 5-7

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art

Class 19364

Thu

9:30am-12:30pm

4/12

An introduction to studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage projects will be included. (Completion of ‘I Can Do it Art’ recommended). Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth.

Eco Friendly Art April is Keep America Beautiful Month and Earth Day is at the end of April. Let’s recycle and make beautiful and unique Eco Art. Class 19365

Fri

9:30am-12:30pm

4/13

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $81: 10 classes

Class 19262

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/28-6/6

Class 19263

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/11

AGES 5-10

Spring Art Days Come spend a day or even the whole week at our annual Spring Art Days. Lisa Taft will be back with a whole lot of new and interesting recyclables and creative ideas to stir your imagination. Let’s

AGES 6-7

Collage & Construction

celebrate the month of April by creating special artwork for some

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

of the unusual April days. Brink snack and a drink.

combine found materials to make dramatic two- and three-dimensional compositions. This class is for those who are willing to try

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft, Tracy Randolph

anything. Step away from the usual approach to art and let your

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

materials tell you what to make.

$33: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

Big Book Building (Artbooks)

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

In honor of the first public library that was opening in New Hampshire in 1833, let’s create our own art books. Class 19361 10

Mon

9:30am-12:30pm

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$81: 10 classes

Class 19267 4/9

Fri

No class 4/13

4:45pm-5:45pm

3/30-6/8


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

AGES 6-7

AGES 6-8

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

Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing

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

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

tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing

fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture,

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

contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still

about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects

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

to a simpler form and how to create texture with pattern and rep-

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

etition. Children repeating this class will have extended projects

students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover

that provide further independent growth and development in the

the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this

medium.

class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

$81: 10 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19268

Fri

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/13

$76: 9 classes

Class 19265

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/9, 5/28

AGES 6-8 A G E S 8 & up

Cartooning: Basic Skills Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon charac-

Fundamentals of Drawing

ters and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning.

This class is for students who have some visual art experience but

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

want to learn the fundamentals of drawing to achieve the skill for

creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen & ink,

representational drawing. Explore mark making, value and tonal

brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students will

scale, line quality and contour, observational drawing, and more.

have opportunity to create and work on projects with instructor.

Use pencil, washes, ink, colored pencils, charcoal and pastels. Final project will incorporate a variety of mediums in developing a

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

still life.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Laurie Close

$81: 10 classes

Class 19400

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/27-6/5

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $105: 10 classes

No class 4/10

Class 19232

Wed

3:45pm-5:15pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/11

AGES 6-8

Drawing & Painting from Nature Emphasis on encouraging each child’s unique self-expression as they discover the beauty and joy found in natural forms. Work on skills necessary to drawing animals and natural objects using a va-

A G E S 8 & up

Int/Adv Cartooning: Character Development & Video Game Concepts

riety of techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, water-

Create your own characters, make storyboards, create concepts for

colors and colored pencils students will observe and draw plants

video games, develop dynamic perspectives along with creating

and animals from the Alexander Lindsay Museum (taxidermy).

plots and story lines. Develop or further develop your own heroes

Completion of Primary Colors or a similar art class recommended.

and villains using character modeling techniques from humorous cartoons to unique comic book styles including Manga action com-

INSTRUCTOR : Sally Rodriguez

ics to the Marvel classics.

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

$95: 9 classes

Class 19269

Mon

No class 4/9, 5/28

3:45pm-5:15pm

3/26-6/4

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $105: 10 classes

Class 19401

Tue

4:45pm-6:15pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/10

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AGES 8 & UP

AGES 8-11

MIXED MEDIA MURAL: ENDANGERED SPECIES OF CALIFORNIA

PAINT YOUR FACE: CREATIVE STYLES FROM PICASSO TO WHISTLER

Explore the benefits of various 2D and 3D mixed media, together

Ever wonder why Picasso cut his faces in half, showing both a

with the technical elements of mural making and the aspects of

front and side view of the face? Come explore traditional, not-

teamwork and collaboration, in making an artistic statement as

so-traditional and abstract forms of portraiture using a variety

a community of young artists. Collect information and images of

of media. Use pen, pencil, paint, clay, collage, assemblage and

creatures currently on the endangered species list for the State of

sculpture! From the traditional to the whimsical, have fun while

California and what threatens each of them. The kids’ mural will

developing your portraiture skills.

be hung at the Shadelands during the annual Children’s Spring Art Show.

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

$105: 10 CLASSES

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19219

$113: 10 CLASSES

Class 19402

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

Tue

4:00pm-5:30pm

3/27-6/5

NO CLASS 4/10

Fri

3:30pm-5:00pm

3/30-6/8

NO CLASS 4/13

AGES 10 & UP

HOW TO DRAW ANIME/MANGA

AGES 8-10

ADVENTURES IN ABSTRACT ART

Are you interested in anime/manga and want to learn the basics of

Motivate your creative thinking by expressing yourself with wild

Basics covered in this class include poses, basic anatomy, compo-

lines, playful shapes and bright exploding colors. This class will

sition, paneling, coloring and more!

drawing in this popular new style? Then this is the class for you!

spark your creative thinking while you create your own abstract art. We will look at famous artists’ works like Picasso, Gorkey, Matisse, Ledger and more for inspiration on how to probe your in-

INSTRUCTOR : Christine Tsin LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

ner feelings and explore your imagination. (Completion of ‘Primary

$105: 10 CLASSES

Colors’ or ‘Paint Box’ recommended.)

Class 19456

Thu

5:30pm-7:00pm

3/29-6/7

NO CLASS 4/12

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $76: 9 CLASSES

Class 19264

AGES 11 & UP

Mon

4:45pm-5:45pm

3/26-6/4

NO CLASS 4/9, 5/28

PAINTING IN GOUACHE: COLOR AND COMPOSITION This class will focus on the development of painting skills, techniques and transparent sensibilities related to your creative

AGES 8-11

ACRYLIC & OIL PAINTING STUDIO

expression using gouache paint. Work within the basic elements of

For children who have had some painting experience and are

and low saturation painting. Emphasis will be on color and compo-

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

sition, focusing on color harmonies and organizing compositions

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

on paper.

design, looking at line, texture and scale, learning how to do high

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

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

$105: 10 CLASSES

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19233

$105: 10 CLASSES

Class 19218

Thu

NO CLASS 4/12

INSTRUCTOR : Laurie Close

Fri

4:00pm-5:30pm

3/30-6/8

NO CLASS 4/13

3:30pm-5:00pm

3/29-6/7

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

MAKE YOUR MARK Make Your Mark kicks off Fall 2012. Acceptance is through a portfolio review process. Conctact Doug Rowe at (925)943-5899 ext. 2471 for more information.

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

AGES 11 & UP

STORYBOARD ANIMATION ILLUSTRATION Learn how the beginnings of animated films are created and how to tell a short story with the knowledge of directing the viewer’s eye, setting emotion and getting the most response with simple illustrated storyboard frames. Final project puts those drawings to motion the same way professional storyboard artists do, using the same technique used for the director and director’s crew to go to the next step.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $97: 6 CLASSES

Sat

1:00pm-3:00pm

3/31-5/12

NO CLASS 4/14

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

Feb 24 & 25 YTC Jr. Theatre presents “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley”, Del Valle Theatre

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Mar 8-Apr 19 Northgate Advanced HS photography students of David Hevel, Shadelands Art Center Mar 8 & 9 YTC Mini Kids and Kids present “Aristocats Kids”, Shadelands Art Center Mar 15 Jazz Band Concert, Shadelands Art Center

March 30-April 1 Artists Market, Shadelands Art Center

$114: 10 CLASSES

4:15pm-6:15pm

Mar 5 Registration begins for summer camps

Mar 22-May 23 Donna Attar, abstract paintings, Boundary Oak Golf Course

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

3/27-6/5

NO CLASS 4/10

April 27 & 28 YTC Teen Theatre presents “Bye Bye Birdie”, Del Valle Theatre April 27-29 Artists Market, Studio E, Civic Park

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DRAWING CLASS: EXPLORATIONS IN DRAWING WITH COLOR A good drawing depends on a combination of a sense of play with materials, personal invention and good observation. Explore these elements by drawing with color, using an assortment of subjects and a variety of drawing media, including colored pencil. Appropriate for all levels. Regular demonstrations and individual help. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 16. INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $161: 10 CLASSES

Class 19097

Jan 12-Mar 22 Bill Helsel, infrared photography, Boundary Oak Golf Course

Mar 1-May 3 Robert Gonsowski, paintings, 1st Floor, City Hall

TEEN DRAWING & PAINTING

Tue

Jan 5-Mar 1 Neanna Miles, watercolor paintings, 1st Floor, City Hall

Feb 26 Music School Student Recital, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 11 & UP

Class 19238

Jan 3-Mar 7 Gail Morrison, etchings, Shadelands Art Center

Feb 21 Registration begins for spring classes

INSTRUCTOR : Lauren Shahroody

Class 19234

EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

Thu

NO CLASS 4/12

9:00am-12:00pm

3/29-6/7

May 3-June 28 Jim Hafft, photographs, 1st Floor City Hall May 14 Registration begins for summer classes May 18, 19 & 20 All YTC presents “Seussical Jr”, Del Valle Theatre May 20 Music School Student Recital, Shadelands Art Center May 29 Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert Shadelands Art Center May 30 & June 1 Spring Dance Performance, Shadelands Art Center May 31 Jazz Band and Flock of Flutes Concert, Shadelands Art Center

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Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

Secrets of Perspective & Composition (Beg-Adv)

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

Two great topics in one class. Learn the simple secrets to great

know nothing or not enough to get started? Do you want to try a

composition--the arrangement of elements in a ‘picture plane’,

new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while

how the placement of the parts affects the image as a whole. We

exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums, includ-

cover the use of line, shape, volume; the rules of balance, har-

ing charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun class with

mony, and rhythm; the concept of gestalt. Acquire easy perspec-

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

tive techniques to create visually believable boxes, bottles and

in the direction of your choice.

buildings. We finish with the skills to map out a complex drawing or painting. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$161: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19096

Wed

No class 4/11

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/28-6/6

$20 supply fee payable to instructor.

$119: 7 classes

Class 19104

Mon

1:00pm-5:00pm

4/16-6/4

No class 5/28

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Intro to Painting: Oil/Acrylics (Beg-Adv)

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Primary focus on the development of each student’s personal

Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int)

style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, reviews,

Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class

challenges and end of class critiques. Information about different

for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class using

mediums and help in selection of a medium will be provided first

watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual

class. All painting styles and subject matter are acceptable. All

instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class.

levels welcome. Lessons focus on still-life and landscape. Work primarily from photo references.

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

$161: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19399

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

3/27-6/5

$147: 9 classes

Class 19094

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/10

No class 4/9, 5/28

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Watercolor (Int/Adv)

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Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv) Using still life both as inspiration and a learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes will include a variety

direct painting process, using principles of design, and your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations, coaching and critiques as needed.

of short demos, warmups, skills reviews, challenges and end of

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

the class critiques. Focus will be on individual development. Bring

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

supplies and be prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Information about different mediums and help in selection provided at first class for beginners.

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

No class 4/12

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Fri

No class 4/13

$161: 10 classes

Thu

Class 19185

Class 19186

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19095

$161: 10 classes

2:00pm-5:00pm

3/28-6/6

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/11

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

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Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis upon learning a

3/29-6/7


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

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Printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Relief & Collograph Printmaking is one of the oldest fine art forms and has attracted artists throughout the centuries for its rich graphic qualities, the marriage of ink and paper unique to the medium and the pleasure of its processes. An introduction to three traditional fine art printmaking forms: Etching/Intaglio (multiple prints made from etched metal or metal otherwise worked with tools), Relief (multiple prints made from cutting wood planks and linoleum and related materials) and Collograph (a collage-like hybrid relief and intaglio printmaking form). Try all three forms or concentrate on one or two. Students who wish to work in Monotype printmaking (a single print made from a painted plate) are welcome to do so and instruction will be provided. For Beg/Int/Adv level (experienced artists can continue their development of any or all approaches). All etchants used are non-toxic. Materials list distributed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : William Harsh

Figure Drawing

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe

$190: 10 classes

Class 19135

Thu

No class 4/12

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6:30pm-9:30pm

3/29-6/7

$20 supply fee payable to instructor.

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;

SPECIAL INTEREST

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 14.

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Abstract & Nonobjective Painting (Acrylics)

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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

$185: 9 classes

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

Class 19103

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

No class 4/13

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

3/30-6/1

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group

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Portrait & Figure Painting

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

Learn methods and techniques of painting the figure and portrait

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in oil, acrylic or pastel. Topics demonstrated include basic blockin, composition, values, color palette, and brushwork, as well as

INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn

measuring, proportion and foreshortening. Pastel layering also

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

demonstrated. Model poses range from quick studies to 3 week sessions, draped and nude, portrait and figure. Weather permitting

$151: 9 classes

Class 19105

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/26-6/4

Minimum age 14.

$158: 10 classes

Class 19106 No class 5/2

Wed

one session painting the figure in an outdoor environment. Bring materials to first class. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

No class 4/30, 5/28

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/28-6/6

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $174: 8 classes

Class 19100

Sat

10:00am-1:30pm

3/31-6/2

No class 4/14, 5/26

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

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Painting Still Life Like Old Masters Learn the techniques of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics, work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience with paint is not necessary. Come to first class with materials from list, ready to work. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 14. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $147: 9 classes

Class 19099

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

3/29-5/31

No class 4/12

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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 paintA D U LT

ing. Locations include park, cityscapes and waterscapes. Explore

Portrait & Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

direct painting with vibrant color with an emphasis on light and

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

son ‘Landscape Painting Inside and Out’. Students encouraged to

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 manner. Materials list

the excitement of morning light and seasonal colors. Oil or acrylic preferred. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 14.

$140: 6 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19184

$161: 10 classes

9:00am-12:00pm

be inventive, experiment and develop your own color sense. Enjoy

LOCATION Off-Site

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

Wed

how to include figures in paintings. Suggested text Kevin Mcpher-

INSTRUCTOR : Mary Lou Correia

online at www.arts-ed.org.

Class 19133

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

3/28-6/6

Fri

10:00am-1:30pm

4/20-6/1

No class 5/25

No class 4/11

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Intro to Digital Painting

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Japanese Brush Painting

Ever wonder how to use a ‘tablet’? Don’t even know what a ‘tablet’

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

tablet pen and its applications in the digital painting world. Basics

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,

covered in this class include color theory, lighting, background/ landscapes, shading and more.

demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list at first

INSTRUCTOR : Christine Tsin

class.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Shirley Rencher Miller

Class 19455

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19398

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

No class 4/9, 5/28

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Mon

No class 4/9, 5/28

$147: 9 classes

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is? This class will help introduce you to the use and execution of a

3/26-6/4

7:00pm-9:30pm

3/26-6/4


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

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Mix Those Media!

Silk Painting

Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less

This course introduces basic techniques for painting on silk--the

predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and

watercolor technique (painting with dyes) and the French serti

adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover

technique (drawing a design with gutta, a water-based resist). Par-

the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual terri-

ticipants will create a scarf or tapestry by painting, printing, spray-

tory. Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results.

ing or drawing on silk. As the hand of the artist delicately guides

Presentations and demos weekly. Watercolor, acrylics, soft pastels,

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

collage techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed

brilliant translucent colors then merge to become an integral part

media methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue

of the fabric, which always remains soft to the touch. The result is

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$161: 10 classes

$119: 2 classes

Class 19098

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/13

Class 19495

Sun

10:00am-4:00pm

6/3-6/10

$25 supply fee payable to instructor.

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Acrylics & Oils: Independent Study At The Painting Place

Sketchbook Journal Workshop

All painting and drawing media welcome. This open studio

your own backyard, journaling is a wonderful way to combine the

environment offers a great opportunity for continuing artists to

joys of drawing with your experiences in life. If you think that you

experiment and explore multiple media of their own choosing. A

can’t draw, find out through journaling that you can! There are

working professional artist and educator skilled in many media is

many ways to make your journal a personal and creative experi-

in attendance and available for individual guidance and critique.

ence. Learn the methods and materials for ‘quick’ sketches, long

Bring your collection of supplies and join us.

sketches, what to focus on, how to add color and how to keep it all compact and travel ready. First meeting in Annex C, remainder on

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Tue

location. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

$132: 8 classes

Class 19016

Whether traveling around the globe or making observations in

1:15pm-4:15pm

3/27-5/22

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $90: 4 classes

No class 4/10

Class 19498 A D U LT

Starting Art: Drawing from the Very Beginning For beginners and those who haven’t drawn since childhood. Guided, non-threatening instruction to help you use the long-neglected right side (artistic side) of your brain. Expand your abilities to observe and draw what you see. Join others who also think they ‘can’t draw a straight line’ and discover you can! Valuable for teachers. Bring a bag lunch on Sat.

4/28-5/6

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Mokuhanga (Japanese Woodblock) For artists in-home studios without a press, this beautiful, low-tech process may be the perfect solution. This workshop introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink to create a small edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Sarah Gross

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$86: 2 classes

Class 19499

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

$142: 2 classes

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

4/14

Sun

1:00am-4:00pm

4/15

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

Class 19496

Sat

10:00am-5:00pm

6/2-6/9

$30 supply fee payable to instructor.

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Encaustic Painting & Collage (Hot Wax)

Painting Open Studio

Encaustic is a beeswax based paint that was first practiced by

Open to all experienced painters and current painting students.

the Greeks in the 5th Century. Kept molten on a heated palette,

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

encaustic is applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into

provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup. Enroll-

a uniform enamel-like finish. It cools immediately so there is no

ment limited.

drying time and it can always be reworked. You will learn safety, paints, medium, collage materials, fusing layers, tools, priming appropriate substrates, scraping, incising and more. Wear cotton art

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

clothes and closed toe shoes. Bring a lunch.

$109: 10 classes $55: w/ another CAE class

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

Class 19165

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

No class 4/12

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

3/29-6/7

$87: 1 class

Class 19500

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

4/21

DANCE ACADEMY

$65 supply fee payable to instructor.

OPEN STUDIOS A D U LT

Printmaking Open Studio Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class within the past 3 quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional etching press in an open studio environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $109: 10 classes $55: w/ another CAE class

Class 19166

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/12

The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all students to

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Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

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

Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. Note: No solvents in Friday class, odorless solvents okay in Monday class. Minimum age 14.

Kindertots Your child will enjoy a wide variety of activities designed to devel-

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

op gross motor skills, creative movement, and physical awareness

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. Attire: leotards or gym shorts and ballet or other soft-soled shoes.

$124: 9 classes $86: w/ another CAE class

Class 19101

Mon

INSTRUCTOR : Kinderdance

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/26-6/4

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/30-6/1

No class 4/9, 5/28

Class 19102

Fri

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $57: 5 classes

No class 4/13 18

AGE 2

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Class 19080

Wed

10:00am-10:30am

4/11-5/9

Class 19081

Wed

10:00am-10:30am

5/16-6/13


Dance

AGES 2-4

AGES 3-5

Mommy and Me: Parent & Child

Kinderdance

Sing, play games, increase self-confidence in a special time be-

This program is a developmental dance, movement and fitness

tween parent and child while learning basic dance concepts.

program. Each class begins with stretching and body isolations. We also include the basics of ballet, tap, floor acrobatics, creative

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $93: 10 classes

Class 19078

Thu

Fri

tional concepts such as numbers, colors, shapes and vocabulary. Attire: Girls-leotards and ballet shoes; Boys-shorts, T-shirts and

10:00am-10:45am

3/29-6/7

11:30am-12:15pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/12

Class 19079

movement and gross motor development while blending educa-

ballet/gym shoes. Tap shoes optional. INSTRUCTOR : Kinderdance

No class 4/13

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymn $72: 5 classes

AGES 3-4

Pre-Ballet

Class 19082

Wed

10:45am-11:45am

4/11-5/9

Class 19083

Wed

10:45am-11:45am

5/16-6/13

Class 19084

Thu

10:30am-11:30am

4/12-5/10

Class 19085

Thu

10:30am-11:30am

5/17-6/14

Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance. Begin with basic positions of ballet; then leap, spin and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen to stories and

AGES 3-6

music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last ses-

Creative Movement

sion only. Attire: Girls wear black leotard, pink footed tights and

An introduction to dance through simple movement and theatre

pink ballet slippers; hair must be worn in a bun away from face.

games. Learn basic jazz and ballet steps.

Boys: Wear black tights, white T-shirt and black ballet slippers. LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

$84: 9 classes

$84: 9 classes

Class 19073

Sat

INSTRUCTOR : Emily Garcia

Class 19087 9:00am-9:45am

3/31-6/9

Mon

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/9, 5/28

No class 4/14, 5/26

AGES 3-10 LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

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

$93: 10 classes

Class 19068

Tue

Tap-Children

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/10

duction 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 : Amanda McGovern

INSTRUCTOR : Emily Garcia

$84: 9 classes

Class 19069

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

3/28-6/6

Class 19070

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/11, 5/30

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $93: 10 classes

Tiny Tappers Ages 3-4 Class 19061

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

3/29-6/7

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

3/29-6/7

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/12 INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau

Intro Ages 5-7

$93: 10 classes

Class 19071

Thu

Class 19062 10:45am-11:30am

3/29-6/7

10:45am-11:30am

3/30-6/8

No class 4/12

Class 19072

Fri

No class 4/13

No class 4/12

Beg Ages 5-10 Class 19063 No class 4/12

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Dance

AGES 5-6

AGES 7-11

Pre-Ballet II

Ballet for Children II

Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are

Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet train-

new to dance at age 5-6 or who have completed one or two years

ing. Class will continue with the traditional barre and center work,

in Pre-Ballet. Attire: Girls wear black leotard, pink footed tights and

improving technique, working on proper body alignment and will

pink ballet slippers; hair must be worn in a bun away from face.

have an emphasis on vocabulary. Hair should be pulled back in a

Boys: wear black tights, white T-shirt and black ballet slippers.

bun away from face. Attire: See ‘Ballet for Children I’ above. Reg-

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

Wed

ring from another dance program. 5:15pm-6:00pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/11, 5/30

$41/month

Class 18332

$93: 10 classes

Fri

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau

Class 19075

the Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transfer-

$84: 9 classes

Class 19074

istration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in

10:00am-10:45am

3/30-6/8

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/13-6/5

No class 4/10

No class 4/13 INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

$84: 9 classes

Class 19076

Fri

$41/month

3:45pm-4:30pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/13, 6/1

Class 19077

Sat

Class 18952

Sat

10:40am-11:40am

9/10-6/9

No class 2/18, 4/14, 5/26

11:45am-12:30pm

3/31-6/9

No class 4/14, 5/29

AGES 7-11

Jazz/Hip Hop

AGES 7-10

Ballet for Children I

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

Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet with a

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

traditional barre and center each class. Children will enjoy dancing

sion we will have a performance for friends and family. Note: jazz

to music from classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and Nut-

shoes required.

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

cracker. Girls wear black leotard, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers; hair must be worn in a bun away from face. Boys wear black tights, white T-shirt and black ballet slippers. Requirement: Must complete full year in Pre-Ballet/Pre-Ballet II and be at least 7. LOCATION Rehearsal Studio, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $84: 9 classes

Class 19065

Sat

12:45pm-1:45pm

3/31-6/9

No class 4/14, 5/26

$84: 9 classes

Class 19056

Fri

4:30pm-5:15pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/13, 6/1

Musical Theater Dance

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

Focus on dance training through the use of musical theater styles. Class incorporates jazz, lyrical and theater improvisation activities.

$93: 10 classes

Class 19058

Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/10

INSTRUCTOR : Emily Garcia LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

$84: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

Class 19066

$84: 9 classes

No class 4/9, 5/28

Class 19057

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

No class 4/14, 5/26 20

AGES 7-12

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3/31-6/9

Mon

4:15pm-5:00pm

3/26-6/4


Dance

AGES 11-18

BALLET FOR CHILDREN IV Registration requirement: Students must have completed 1-2 full years in the Ballet III level , have teacher recommendation and be at least 11 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet III if a student is transferring from another dance program. Do not purchase pre Pointe or Pointe shoes before session begins. You will be notified first week of classes of a pointe shoe class for both parents and students on the purchasing, care and general necessary information for pre-Pointe or Pointe work. Pointe shoes must be approved by teacher before elastics and ribbons can be sewn on. Meets 3 times per week; must attend all 3 days. INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Edward Stegge,

Erica Hartono Kolodny LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park $160/MONTH

Class 18335

Mon

5:30pm-7:00pm

9/12-6/4

Wed

6:00pm-8:00pm

9/7-6/6

Sat

12:30pm-2:30pm

9/10-6/2

AGES 9-15

BALLET FOR CHILDREN III

SPRING DANCE PERFORMANCE

Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular attendance and adherence to the Attire as in Ballet I and II. Meets two times per week, must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least 9 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Mayo Sugano LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios LOCATION Perf Arts, Shadelands Art Center $87/MONTH

Class 18334

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

9/8-6/7

AGES 10-16

Civic Arts Education’s annual Spring Dance Performance will

HIP HOP

be held on May 30 and June 1. The Wednesday performance

Move and groove to this high-energy approach to hip hop that pushes you to the boundaries of expression. Embrace multi-level performers and challenge yourself with fun and funky moves grounded in a strong technical base. Dance is not about body type but about a passion for movement!

will feature our younger ballet, tap and jazz students, while the Friday event will showcase our more advanced students and adult classes. A performance fee of $10, which helps cover the costs of the production, such as facility and stage rental, administration, programs, and technical staff, will be required of all students participating in this performance.

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

Tickets to attend the performance are $10 and can be pur-

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

chased online at www.arts-ed.org.

$93: 10 CLASSES

Class 19064

Wed

6:45pm-7:45pm

3/28-6/6

NO CLASS 4/11

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Music

MUSIC

AGES 11-18

DIABLO BALLET PROFESSIONAL INT/ADV PROGRAM

AGES 1MO-6yR

Advanced ballet training for ages 11-18 including technique, pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For

FAMILY MUSIC: PARENT & CHILD

audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director at (925) 943-1775,

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

ext. 2. Class meets 4 days per week from Sept-June 2012; must

with parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and

meet all 4 days. Please call for a brochure for more information.

reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment. Experience

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo, Erin Le-

dom, Edward Stegge

the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding, enjoying and learning together. Siblings 9 months and under are free. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

$86: 10 CLASSES

TAP-ADULT

Class 19276

Adult/teen tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

3/27-6/5

NO CLASS 4/10

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-

AGES 3MO-5yR

up exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations

MUSIC TOGETHER

which culminate in a routine set to music. Minimum age 13.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Celeste Lococo

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

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

for basic music competence is laid out both in class and in the materials used at home, for them to sample, learn from and enjoy.

$95: 10 CLASSES

Classes are mixed age--bring siblings together! (Siblings under 8

TAP FUNDAMENTALS Class 19059

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/27-6/5

NO CLASS 4/10

Area Parent Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in its 21st year. Supply fee includes CDs, songbook and parent guide DVD. Call 943-5846 to receive sibling discount.

MUSICAL THEATRE TAP Class 19060

months, of an enrolled older sibling, attend free!). Winner of Bay

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/27-6/5

NO CLASS 4/10

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $197: 10 CLASSES $132: SIBLINGS OvER 8 MONTHS

A D U LT

ADULT BALLET (INT)

Class 19406

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

4/2-6/18

Class 19407

Mon

6:00pm-6:45pm

4/2-6/18

For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a

NO CLASS 4/9, 5/28

barre warm-up, center work, turns, jumps and leaps. Ballet shoes

Class 19413

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

4/3-6/19

Class 19414

Tue

10:30am-11:15am

4/3-6/19

Class 19411

Tue

5:00pm-5:45pm

4/3-6/19

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer O’Neill

Class 19412

Tue

6:00pm-6:45pm

4/3-6/19

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

NO CLASS 4/10, 5/29

required. Proper ballet attire is not required but wear something that fits close to the body. Minimum age 14.

$107: 10 CLASSES

Class 19054

Wed

7:45pm-9:00pm

NO CLASS 4/11

3/28-6/6

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$45 supply fee per family due to instructor

Class 19408

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

3/31-6/16

Class 19409

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

3/31-6/16

Class 19410

Sat

11:15am-12:00pm

3/31-6/16

NO CLASS 4/7, 5/26

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$45 supply fee per family due to instructor

$45 supply fee per family due to instructor.


Music

AGES 4-5

Twinkling Ivories (Beg) Let your child join in the fun and enjoyment of learning the world of music. A beginning piano and music fundamentals class where, through singing, body movement and rhythm work, each child learns beginning piano fundamentals and elementary note reading. Parents are encouraged to stay during class. INSTRUCTOR : Linda Mortarotti-Padilla LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $64: 8 classes

Class 19464

Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

No class 4/9, 5/14, 5/28

AGES 5-6

AGES 2½-4

Kids Make Music: Parent & Child Child and parent sing, dance and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are taught in a game-like atmosphere. More benefits include improved coordination and a sense of timing, phrase and form develops. Young children express their feelings productively, develop imagination and ability to focus.

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $87: 10 classes

Tue

10:00am-10:45am

Music Makers Build on your child’s growing independence and developing competencies. Stronger emphasis on vocal, rhythmic and ensemble development with lots of fun activities to foster musical growth. Your child will participate actively in learning songs, dancing, playing rhythm instruments, listening and movement activities and stories that build on the need for language and creative expression. Ongoing class with new activities each quarter. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

Class 19278

3/26-6/4

$3 supply fee payable to instructor.

3/27-6/5

No class 4/10

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $87: 10 classes

Class 19279

Tue

1:15pm-2:00pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/10

AGES 5-7

AGES 2½-5

Music Together Big Kids

Petite Pianist Ages 2½-4 An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive environment.

This program with new curriculum from Music Together includes game songs, folk dances, jam sessions, dramatic play, and more structured work in rhythm and tonality geared for older children. Although this is a drop-off class, families still play an important

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

role, joining children for the last 15 minutes to preserve a family

INSTRUCTOR : Linda Mortarotti-Padilla

musical experience. Learn how to support your child musically as he or she develops interests and skills in singing, playing instru-

$65: 6 classes

Class 19272

Mon

1:00pm-1:45pm

3/26-5/7

No class 4/9

ments, creating, and dancing. Supply fee includes BONGOS CDs, songbook, parent guide and more. Call 943-5846 to receive sibling discount. INSTRUCTOR : Music Together

Petite Pianist Ages 3-5

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$217: 10 classes $152: Siblings in Music Together

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

Class 19416

$103: 10 classes

Class 19273

Wed

Tue

No class 4/10, 5/29

11:15am-12:00pm

3/28-6/6

3:45pm-4:45pm

4/3-6/19

$45 supply fee per family due at first class.

$10 sibling supply fee.

No class 4/11

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Music AGES 6-9

Piano for Children Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. Class size limited. Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $103: 10 classes

Class 19298

Wed

No class 4/11

4:30pm-5:20pm

3/28-6/6

$7.50 supply fee payable to instructor.

AGES 8-12

A G E S 6 & up

Recorder 101 for Homeschoolers The recorder is an end blown woodwind instrument and a great introduction to wind playing! Learn basic music reading skills while learning to play songs like ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb,” ‘Ode to Joy,’ and more. Supply fee includes books. Bring your own recorder. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $103: 10 classes

Class 19728

Tue

No class 4/10

3/27-6/5

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

Beg Violin Ensemble for Children An introduction to the violin in a supportive group. Learn how to hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly, fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be discussed first class.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $112: 10 classes

3/30-6/8

recognizing notes and identifying tempo. Be exposed to different composers and learn 1 or 2 songs to sing at the last class. INSTRUCTOR : Ivanna Taratula LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19302

Mon

6:00pm-7:00pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/9, 5/28

A G E S 8 & up

Drum Circle Come and play drums in a relaxed setting. Learn rhythmic patterns from Latin America, Africa and Brazil. No previous drumming experience needed. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Focus

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19290

Mon

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/9, 5/28

A G E S 7 & up

Intermediate String Orchestra 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.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $112: 10 classes

Fri

AGES 9-12

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

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $103: 10 classes

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

$101: 9 classes

3:30pm-4:15pm

No class 4/13

Class 19274

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

is on traditional rhythms, group dynamics and fun! .

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Fri

A music appreciation class, emphasizing vocal development. Learn

$95: 9 classes

1:00pm-2:00pm

A G E S 7 & up

Class 19299

I Can Sing

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Class 19297

Thu

No class 4/12

4:00pm-4:50pm

3/29-6/7

$7.50 supply fee payable to instructor.


Music

AGES 9-13

BEG CLASSICAL GUITAR FOR TWEENS

PRACTICE-A-THON

Ever want to learn to play the guitar? Here’s the place to begin! Learn some of the basics and discover how fun and easy this

Music students in lessons or classes in the CAE

instrument can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning,

Community Music School can receive a certificate

note reading and single line melodic playing. Students will move

and small award for tracking home, school and

on to ensemble playing and basic solo repertoire. No experience

ensemble practice hours during April. By age group,

in music or guitar necessary. Note: Nylon string classical guitar in

those with the most hours will receive $50 gift cer-

appropriate size is required.

tificates donated by Lamorinda Music! There are no other requirements.

INSTRUCTOR : David Duenas LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $112: 10 CLASSES

Class 19280

Tue

NO CLASS 4/10

5:00pm-6:00pm

3/27-6/5

$18 supply fee payable to instructor.

AGES 10 & UP

PIANO ENSEMBLE For piano players who want to play with other pianists. You should have a good ability to read notes and rhythms and have had at least 1 year of private piano instruction. We’ll work on various styles from Beethoven symphonies to jazz and pop and create our very own piano orchestra!

SPRING CONCERTS

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $103: 10 CLASSES

Class 19295

Thu

5:00pm-6:00pm

3/29-6/7

NO CLASS 4/12

AGES 10 & UP

CELLO ENSEMBLE There’s nothing quite like the glorious sound of a cello choir! The resonance and mellow tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge hit with audiences. Work on ensemble playing and intonation and explore some of the vast cello ensemble literature. Students should have at least 1 year private cello instruction or have progressed to the end of Suzuki Book I. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

Civic Arts Education Community Music School will

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

present two musical events at the end of May. The Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley, which consists

$112: 10 CLASSES

Class 19300

Fri

NO CLASS 4/13

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/30-6/8

of two groups, Young Performers Orchestra and Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra, will showcase their talents at their concert on May 29. On May 31 the Jazz Band and Flock of Flutes will come together for a joint concert. Both events will be held in the Shadelands Auditorium, and tickets can be purchased online at www.arts-ed.org.

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Music

A G E S 1 0 & up

A G E S 1 3 & up

Beg Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Band Ensemble

Entry level jazz ensemble open to students who want to perform

Feel the thrill of being part of a full Jazz Ensemble. Play music of

in the jazz style. All instruments welcome! Intent of program is to

the jazz masters from the 30s to present day. Please let us know

provide a well-rounded learning experience, which includes learn-

what instrument you play when you register. At least 4 years

ing pieces from standard jazz repertoire the many facets of jazz im-

previous experience required. No audition necessary. Last class is

provization. It is recommended that students have at least 3 years

a concert.

study on their instrument and knowledge of major scales up to at least 3 sharps and 3 flats. No previous jazz experience is needed. INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

$56: 9 classes

Mon

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $106: 10 classes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19304

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

Class 19275

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/12

8:00pm-9:00pm

No class 4/9, 5/28

3/26-6/4

$24 supply fee payable to instructor. A dult

Guitar for Adults

A G E S 1 1 & up

Rock Band Coaching

Learn to play a time honored and perennial instrument. Cover

Forget the video game! Does your band need help getting through

and pick style techniques, reading tablature and standard music

rehearsals? Unsure how to book gigs and release your recordings?

notation while playing beautiful melodies. Acoustic nylon or steel

These are not lessons in how or what music to play, but rather

string guitars preferred but electric guitars are acceptable if accom-

coaching sessions to help your band practice more effectively

panied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults.

and get your music out there. Instructor has toured nationally,

No previous experience necessary.

important topics including effective playing postures, finger style

performed over 15 years and released 4 albums. Bands will have opportunity to work on a promotional strategy. Open to already formed bands. Must have own equipment, PA is not required.

INSTRUCTOR : David Duenas LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $101: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Scott Blakley LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19287

Sat

12:00pm-1:00pm

3/31-6/9

No class 4/14, 5/26

$502: 4 classes

Class 19710

Sat

2:00pm-4:00pm

3/31-4/28

No class 4/14

Class 19711

Sat

A D U LT

2:00pm-4:00pm

5/5-5/26

No class 5/26

Listening to Music: ROMANTIC PERIOD The ‘Listening to Music’ series continues with the Romantic Period, 1825-1900. Listen to and discuss music by Berlioz, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Schumann,

A G E S 1 2 & up

Tchaikovsky, Wagner and others. Come and join us!

Song & Chant Writing Workshop

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

through full-time composers--to set their own text or poem in

$62: 6 classes

a vivid and convincing manner. Discover the deep connection between rhythm, walking and generating your text, and learn how to develop it into a song. Clarify your most powerful words and imagery, and identify your melodic ‘hooks’ more quickly. Creating counter-melodies and exploring new harmonic possibilities are all available for the more experienced composer. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Smolens LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $52: 1 class

Class 19453 26

INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios

This workshop will enable anyone--from absolute beginners

Fri

6:00pm-9:00pm

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Class 19271

Fri

10:00am-12:00pm

4/20-5/25


Youth Theatre Company

YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY

AGES 7-12

Kids Theatre An all YTC Show--Seussical Jr. Mini Mids, Kids Theatre, Junior Theatre and Teen Theatre will join together to create a production at Del Valle Theatre. Groups will rehearse separately and then have joint rehearsals at the end. Each group will have 2 performances. No audition. $10 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $234: 10 classes

Class 19189

Thu

4:15pm-6:00pm

3/15-5/17

Performances are 5/18, 7:00pm & 5/19, 2:00pm INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $234: 10 classes

Class 19190

Fri

4:15pm-6:00pm

3/16-5/18

Performances are 5/19, 7:00pm & 5/20, 2:00pm

AGES 10-14

Junior Theatre 2011-12 This is a long-term program that began in October 2011. Please

Four Stepping Stones for Young Performers

call 943-5846 for information.

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

AGES 14-18

Teen Theatre 2011-12 This is a long-term program that began in October 2011. Please

See summer CAMP GUIDE FOR SUMMER THEATRE.

AGES 5-6

call 943-5846 for information.

A G E S 8 & up

Mini Kids Theatre An all YTC Show--Seussical Jr. Mini Mids, Kids Theatre, Junior

Intro to Acting & Improvisation for Homeschoolers

Theatre and Teen Theatre will join together to create a production

Be silly, be creative, be dramatic! Develop acting skills as you have

at Del Valle Theatre. Groups will rehearse separately and then have

fun playing theatre games, creating scenes and performing skits

joint rehearsals at the end. Each group will have 2 performances.

for one another. Creativity and self-expression will be emphasized

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

as you work on ensemble-building, characterization and presenta-

INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms

tion skills. Basic scene work will be introduced in this class. An

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

informal presentation for friends and family will be scheduled for the last class.

$176: 10 classes

Class 19187

Thu

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/15-5/17

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Performances are 5/18, 7:00pm & 5/19, 2:00pm

$95: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms

Class 19270

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Fri

Mon

1:00pm-2:30pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/9, 5/28

$176: 10 classes

Class 19188

INSTRUCTOR : Tracy Randolph

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/16-5/18

Performances are 5/19, 7:00pm & 5/20, 2:00pm

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Glass

GLASS

A D U LT

Dichroic Fused Glass Can’t find the center piece to make your own unique jewelry? Learn to create spectacular opal-like Dichroic glass pendants and more. Go beyond the basic round cabochon. Learn to drill holes in glass, create wire connectors, grind a groove into the side for wire wrapping and more. Take your fused jewelry to the next level. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. No previous experience with glass required. Beginning and experienced students welcome. Minimum age 14. INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $119: 6 classes

Class 19045

Wed

No class 4/11

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/28-5/9

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

A D U LT

Fused Glass (Beg-Adv) Explore your creative and artistic abilities. The techniques of fusing and slumping glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color and form. Learn the basics of glass cutting, fusing and slumping. Using sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods design and make glass art pieces. Continuing students are encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques and tips to enhance their fusing skills and to interact with other students. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $139: 7 classes

Class 19041

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/26-5/14

Class 19042

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/26-5/14

No class 4/9

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

A D U LT

A D U LT

Glass Fusing & Slumping

Mosaics-Pique Assiette (Broken China)

Learn how to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create

This style of mosaic incorporates pieces of broken ceramics,

tiles, jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques

plates, dishes, cups, tiles and other found objects into the art of re-

covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and

cycling, for a unique and fun design. You supply your own broken

slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to

tiles, plates, and we provide a wooden board, primed in advance

expand their knowledge with new techniques. Minimum age 14.

before class, as your substrate. Instructor provides tools, adhesives and grout for your use in class (metal objects are not advised

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

for this project). Wear art clothing and bring a lunch.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

$119: 6 classes

Class 19048

Wed

No class 4/11

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/28-5/9

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $87: 2 classes

Class 19053

Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

5/12

Sun

10:00am-12:00pm

5/13

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Jewelry

JEWELRY

AGES 12-17

Wrapped Cord and Bead Bracelet Make a bracelet like Lady Gaga, JLo, Sandra Bullock and Christina Aguilera have been seen wearing! Using cord and beads, students will make a bracelet that can be traded with friends or stacked. Students will choose the cord and beads from a selection that the instructor will bring. INSTRUCTOR : Kolby Fehlberg-Burns LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $27: 1 class

Class 19508

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

5/19

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

A D U LT

One Strand, Two Strands, Three . . . Learn proper ways to string necklaces and bracelets and beaded jewelry designed to last. Students will create a piece(s) of their choice. Discuss design, clasps, multiple strands, hiding mechanics of the piece, attaching a pendant and chain, etc. Instructor will help each student make the piece they envision, while working at their own pace. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 15. INSTRUCTOR : Kolby Fehlberg-Burns

AGES 12-17

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Create Stamped Jewelry

$32: 1 class

Students will try their hands at this fun and easy metalsmithing

Class 19502

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/23

class. Using metal shapes such as hearts, flowers and dog tags, students will make a metal stamped pendant which can be put on a chain for a necklace or bracelet.

Steampunk Memory Necklace

INSTRUCTOR : Kolby Fehlberg-Burns

Learn how to use jump rings, basic wire wrapping, including

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

simple and wrapped loops, head pins, etc. Students will make their

$27: 1 class

Class 19509

A D U LT

choice of a necklace, bracelet or earrings. We will talk about deSat

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/12

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

signing your piece, exploring different objects and memory pieces you bring, and enhancing your necklace with beads, gemstones and pearls. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age

AGES 12-17

15.

Friendship Seed Bead Bracelet Make a colorful, fun friendship bracelet using seed beads and off-loom bead stitches. Students will work at their own pace. No prior seed bead experience necessary. Students will choose and bring their own seed beads. Supply fee includes stringing material,

INSTRUCTOR : Kolby Fehlberg-Burns LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $32: 1 class

Class 19504

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/30

needles and mat. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Kolby Fehlberg-Burns LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $27: 1 class

Class 19507

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/18

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

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Digital Media & Photography

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

A D U LT

Glass Bead Making (Beg) Learn how to make beautiful glass beads using a HOT HEAD bead torch. Each student will have a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass beadmaking 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 fibers and come prepared to have fun. Must have supplies for first class. No previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students welcome. First class mandatory. Materials list online at www.arts-ed. org. Minimum age 16. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $119: 6 classes

Class 19043

Thu

No class 4/12

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/29-5/10

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

A D U LT

Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int) Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginning students 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. Int students will progress through more advanced techniques of forging, cold connections, etching, etc. Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. New students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials list. Minimum age 16. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

A D U LT

CAE Photography Forum

$176: 10 classes

Class 19093

Tue

No Class 4/10

Class 19092

Thu

No class 4/12

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/27-6/5

$3 supply fee payable to instructor. 12:00pm-3:00pm

3/29-6/7

$3 supply fee payable to instructor.

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. Open to all who have an interest in continuing to improve their photography skills. Both digital and film camera users welcome. Meets monthly (June 1 through May 31) to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic Field Trips and Workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses (entry fees, liability, travel and other costs) are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. No prorated fee. Pre-registration recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $65: Yearly Membership

Class 17840

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Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

6/21-5/15


Digital Media & Photography SPECIAL INTEREST

A D U LT

Take Control of Your Digital Camera The student will learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great photographs and how to gain more control over the design of their pictures by subject placement, proper framing, and selecting a point of view. We will explain camera functions, transferring files, and image file management. We will investigate the creative aspects of digital photography. We will discuss the importance of obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field trip will allow the student to practice the tools and techniques learned in class. Minimum age 16.

A D U LT

Dramatic Light Landscapes Learn how to get the best from the dramatic light of early morning, late afternoon and sunset. Two Saturday meetings will combine classroom advice on composition, practical shooting techniques, and good photo locations with guided field trips to some of our best local scenery. We’ll also critique your photos from the first field trip at the second meeting. You can use any digital or film camera provided it allows manual control of exposure and focus and you are already familiar with its operation. A tripod and re-

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

mote release are highly recommended. Bring snacks for field trips.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Minimum age 16.

$118: 7 classes

Class 19445

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Bill Helsel

6:30pm-9:00pm

4/19-5/24

Field trip: 5/19, 11:00am-1:00pm

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $75: 2 classes

Class 19511 A D U LT

Sat

3:00pm-8:30pm

6/2

Sat

7:00am-12:30pm

6/9

Using Your Camera Made Simple Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you want? Instructor will bring in different camera types. Learn to make better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and flash. Learn how to download pictures from camera into computer and best way to save, store and archive your images. Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual help. Minimum age 16. INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $104: 4 classes

Class 19443

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/14-6/11

No class 5/28

A D U LT

Exploring Close-Up Photography

A D U LT

Photoshop Made Simple

This class will give the photographer an expanded working

Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This

knowledge of equipment and techniques needed to create fantastic

class will show the beginner how to achieve beautiful editing in

close-up photographs. How to get close to the subject, lighting

Photoshop the easy way -- no layers, no ctrl-shift#, no complex

considerations, how to stabilize your camera, depth of field, com-

commands to follow: just straight forward ways to make your

positional elements, and more! A photographic assignment and

images look beautiful! Laptop computers with Photoshop CS2

field trip will provide you with an opportunity to practice the tools

provided if you do not have Photoshop on yours. Bring images on

and techniques learned in class and allow the instructor to observe

a USB thumb-drive or memory card to download into the laptop.

and improve your techniques. Provide your own camera and have

Minimum age 16.

some working knowledge of the basic photographic principles. No special close-up equipment required. Minimum age 16.

INSTRUCTOR: Greg Hazard

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$81: 4 classes

Class 19444

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/10-5/31

$82: 3 classes

Class 19438

Tue

6:30pm-9:00pm

3/27-4/3

Field trip: 3/31, 10:00am-12:00pm

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Digital Media & Photography

A D U LT

A D U LT

How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photos

Photoshop for Photographers

Taking photographs on a trip is the time to bring your experience

This class will concentrate on Photoshop features needed to edit

and expertise to bear. Starting with pre-travel planning we will

your digital images, including saving your files, resizing and crop-

discuss equipment and supplies to take with you, researching your

ping. We will focus on understanding layers, image adjustments,

trip, dealing with local regulations, passing through customs and

using levels and curves, hue/saturation, color balance, black and

more. We will cover photographing landmarks, photographing

white conversion, using select and image editing tools, the impor-

people, payment for photography, and shooting in places of wor-

tance of proper color management and workflow techniques and

ship. A field trip to the San Francisco Farmers Market located at

more. Although not a mandatory requirement, students should

the San Francisco Ferry Building will allow students to practice the

have a laptop with Photoshop installed. Assignments allow stu-

tools and techniques learned in class. Minimum age 16.

dents to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$88: 3 classes

$82: 6 classes

Class 19439

Tue

6:30pm-9:00pm

5/1-5/8

Field trip: 5/5, 10:00am-2:00pm

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

3/28-5/9

No class 4/11

A D U LT

A D U LT

Lighting Techniques Made Simple

Quiet on the Set HD Movie Making

Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. This class will un-

Introductory course to learn to produce videos suitable for You-

cover the mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with

Tube or DVD. Learn all the steps: scripting, storyboarding, filming,

any type of camera. Instructor will bring all types of lighting and

and editing your production. Students will get an intensive hands-

camera equipment to demonstrate different techniques for lighting

on experience in the art of moviemaking with provided profes-

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

sional HD video cameras, audio recorders and post production

will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a

using Apple equipment. Students who have Windows laptops with

Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot. Minimum age 16.

Adobe Premiere or Elements are welcome to use them in the class.

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

INSTRUCTOR : Gene Farley

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

$108: 5 classes

$200: 10 classes

Class 19442

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/16-5/7

Field trip: 5/5, 9:00am-1:00pm

Class 19450

Sat

9:30am-12:30pm

3/31-6/9

No class 5/26

A D U LT

A D U LT

Photographing Artwork Digitally

HD DSLR Video for Photographers

Working artists learn to use your digital camera to produce profes-

Photographers will learn to use the HD Video features in your

sional quality photographs. Camera usage, lighting and stag-

camera to produce videos suitable for YouTube or DVD. Learn all

ing work will be demonstrated and practiced. Computer image

the steps: scripting, storyboarding, filming, and editing your pro-

processing using Adobe Photoshop will also be demonstrated and

duction. Students will get an intensive hands-on experience in the

discussed. Using these images to create jury slides/show cards/

art of moviemaking with HD DSLR video cameras, audio recorders

gallery cards; a portfolio book will be discussed. Each student will

and post production using Apple equipment. Students who have

have the opportunity to photograph their own original art. Bring

Windows laptops with Adobe Premiere or Premiere Elements are

your own digital camera, camera manual, tripod and 2 pieces of

welcome to use them in the class. Bring DSLR camera & lenses.

your art to first session. Minimum age 16.

INSTRUCTOR : Gene Farley

INSTRUCTOR : Gene Farley

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$200: 10 classes

$101: 3 classes

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Class 19441

Wed/Thu/Fri

Class 19447 12:30pm-3:30pm

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Decorative & Fiber Arts

A G E S 8 & up

A D U LT

Lights, Camera, Action HD Video Making

Fashion Forward

Film your own fiction or documentary movie in HD video for the

Create new and innovative fashion designs by reassembling

Web or DVD. MacBooks and all equipment provided, or bring your

articles of clothing, fabric, and assorted materials into new one-

own laptop with Windows. Learn all the steps from writing a script

of-a-kind pieces: shirt, pants, jacket, hat or even wall hangings.

to drawing a storyboard, to filming a scene, and finally editing

Students will explore patterns, putting pieces together by various

your movie. Get a hands-on experience in the art of movie making

methods using fasteners such as grommets, sewing with thread,

with HD video cameras, audio recorders and Final Cut Pro to create

safety pins, fabric glue, knot-tying and much more. Create your

a short film for on-line streaming and DVD. Minimum age 16.

new fashion forward garment or textile art piece.

INSTRUCTOR : Noemi Zeigler

INSTRUCTOR : Tanya Patrick

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

$200: 10 classes

$113: 10 classes

Class 19448

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/29-6/7

Class 19763

Thu

5:00pm-6:30pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/12

No class 4/12

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

A D U LT

Loom Weaving (Beg) You have to be warped to weave, or so they say. Join us in this playful class, focusing on loom warping skills. Working on 4-harness floor looms, learn how to design with pattern, color and texture, creating a sampler and a project of your choice. Looms and some yarns provided. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 14. INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $178: 10 classes

Class 19421

Tue

1:30pm-4:30pm

4/3-6/5

$5 supply fee payable to instructor.

A D U LT

Loom Weaving (Continuing) Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the range of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level, projAGES 5-7

ects such as weaving rugs, double weaves, lace weaves, tapes-

Kinder-Early Elementary Sew

tries, or colonial overshots. Prerequisite: Beginning Weaving or

The tools and sewing techniques used for boys and girls in Kindergarten through Second Grade, such as large-eyed needles,

instructor’s ok. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 14

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

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

learning how to sew fun and easy. Enjoy creating an assortment of

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

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

$178: 10 classes

bags. Children repeating will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium.

Class 19422

Tue

1:30pm-4:30pm

4/3-6/5

Class 19423

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/3-6/5

$5 supply fee payable to instructor.

INSTRUCTOR: Tanya Patrick LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $81: 10 classes

Class 19764

Thu

3:45pm-4:45pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/12

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Decorative & Fiber Arts

A D U LT

A D U LT

Art of Tapestry Weaving

Spin Everything

Learn to create beautiful pictorial weavings using classic European

You’ve learned the very basic of the long or short draw, you know

techniques used since medieval times. You’ll warp a small portable

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

loom and choose sumptuous colors of fine wool yarns. Learn tech-

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

niques including plain weave, straight and diagonal lines, curves

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

and color blending. Look at contemporary and historical work and

your wheel and your spinning techniques to take you beyond the

discuss the basics of designing for tapestry. If you have tapestry or

basics. Fiber samples provided. Bring a lunch.

other weaving experience, this will be an exciting opportunity to learn or improve techniques such as weaving with Aubusson bobbins and weaving perfect circles. Beginners welcome.

INSTRUCTOR : Will Taylor LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $51: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Tricia Goldberg

Class 19510

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

Sat

10:00am-3:00pm

4/28

$20 supply fee payable to instructor.

$155: 7 classes

Class 19424

Wed

10:00am-2:00pm

4/18-5/30

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

A D U LT

Introducing Printed Fabric What is the common thread in these words: stencil, digital print-

A D U LT

Curious About Tapestry Weaving

ing, block carving, silkscreen, and vinyl decal? Begin with an inspi-

Tapestry is the ‘fine art’ of weaving. Try out a small tapestry loom

images, followed by demonstrations and a hands-on experience of

and enjoy the feel of fine wool and hand weaving. Look at exam-

traditional and computer aided transfer techniques. Whether you

ples of what contemporary tapestry weavers are doing and enjoy

are dreaming of becoming a commercial designer, or just wanting

seeing pictures of medieval tapestries. Using colors, patterns and

to create apparel or home decor in your own personal taste, do not

techniques, you can weave virtually any design. See description of

miss this introductory class. Bring a lunch. Minimum age 16.

‘Art of Tapestry Weaving’ class.

INSTRUCTOR : Mimi Foord

INSTRUCTOR : Tricia Goldberg

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

$51: 1 class

$42: 1 class

Class 19425

rational slide show of products you can create with your printed

Class 19497 Wed

10:00am-2:00pm

4/4

A D U LT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop Knitters, spinners and want-to-try-it weavers, you can make a scarf in a day! The rigid heddle loom is very portable, inexpensive and a great tool for making gifts. Warp and weave your scarf using a mixture of yarns. We’ll also discuss finishing techniques as well as ways to make the rigid heddle loom a versatile loom. All experience levels welcome including returning students. Bring a lunch.

Sat

10:00am-3:00pm

5/5

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

A D U LT

Layered Fabric Collage The sky’s literally the limit with this playful and free-wheeling technique. No piecing or seams required! Bring your favorite photograph for inspiration, scissors, lots of straight pins (or safety pins), fine tulle (black definitely, other colors as desired) and fabric to make your artistic visions come true, and fabric and batting of the same size. You’ll learn an easy way to add borders and will only

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

need to machine quilt the outside edges of your project. On day

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

two you may need your sewing machine, set up for free-motion

$61: 1 class

quilting. Bring a lunch. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

Class 19426

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

4/29

$15 supply fee payable to instructor or bring your own yarn/loom.

Minimum age 14. INSTRUCTOR : Meri Vahl LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

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$102: 2 classes

Class 19434

Sat-Sun 9:30am-4:00pm

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Preschool - School Year 2012-13

Welcome to the City of Walnut Creek’s Preschool Programs Our three developmental programs offer special learning environments conducive to your child’s learning and creative interests. The programs all provide a balanced/ integrated preschool and arts curriculum where children play a vital role in our planning. Children are encouraged to play, explore and discover the world around them from many different perspectives. To make this initial experience exciting and meaningful, our preschool programs and staff offer a developmentally appropriate, inviting, safe environment conducive to learning, with a caring, nurturing, and professional teaching staff.

civic park Preschool (Ponies) LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

A G E S 3 6 - 6 0 mo

Class 19719

$2952

M, W, F 8:30am-12:00pm

A G E S 3 6 - 6 0 mo

Class 19721

Heather Farm Preschool

A G E S 3 0 - 4 2 mo

Class 19725

Class 19720

O wls

Preschools summer 2012

8/27-6/7

8/28-6/6

8:30am-11:30am 8/28-6/6

$2358

Class 19717

Tue, Thu

8:30am-11:30am 8/28-6/6

Class 19713

Tue, Thu

12:30pm-3:30pm 8/28-6/6

$ 7 6 0 : 1 0 wee k s

Class 19772

M, W

8:30am-11:30pm

6/11-8/15

Class 19773

T, Th

8:30am-11:30pm

6/12-8/16

$ 3 8 1 : 5 wee k s

Class 19774

T, Th

8:30am-11:30pm

6/12-7/12

Class 19775

T, Th

8:30am-11:30pm

7/17-8/16

A G E S 4 6 - 5 7 mo

Class 19776

A G E S 2 4 - 3 3 mo $ 2 8 8 0

A G E S 4 6 - 5 7 mo

A G E S 2 4 - 3 3 mo

A G E S 3 4 - 4 5 mo

Mon, Wed 8:30am-11:30am 8/27-6/5

A G E S 3 4 - 4 5 mo

Tue, Thu 12:30pm-3:30pm

LOCATION Shadelands Art Center

$2682

Tue, Thu

8/28-6/6

$1845

8/27-6/7

LOCATION Shadelands Art Center

Class 19715

Tue, Thu 8:30am-12:00pm

Class 19722

fine arts Preschool

Class 19714

$2097

8/28-6/6

$2754

M, W, F 12:30pm-3:30pm

A G E S 2 4 - 3 3 mo

8/27-6/7

$2754

M, W. F 8:30am-11:30am

A G E S 4 8 - 6 0 mo

Class 19724

B ears

M, W, F 12:30pm-3:30pm

A G E S 3 6 - 6 0 mo

$2430

Tue, Thu 8:30am-11:30am

A G E S 3 6 - 4 7 mo

Class 19723

P enguins

$2628

A G E S 3 6 - 6 0 mo

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool

8/27-6/7

$ 4 5 7 : 5 wee k s

M, W, F 8:30am-11:30pm

6/11-7/13

M, W, F 8:30am-11:30pm

7/16-8/17

No class July 4 Class 19777

A G E S 3 6 - 6 0 mo

Class 19722

$1845

T, Th

12:30pm-3:30pm

8/28-6/6

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

$3663

Class 19716

M, W, F 8:30am-11:30am

8/27-6/7

Class 19718

M, W, F 12:30pm-3:30pm

8/27-6/7

A G E S 3 6 - 6 0 mo

Class 19803

$ 8 5 6 : 8 wee k s

M-Th

8:30am-11:30pm

6/11-8/2

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Local Power Supports Viva Arts! Held on February 3, the Viva Arts scholarship fundraiser “Art from the Heart” was enjoyed by all! At press time the funding results are not yet in and will be posted soon. The secret to success was local power giving back to the community. From preschoolers providing decorations to generous sponsor support from Dutch Girl dry cleaners, Coit Financial, Diablo Magazine and Summerhill Homes to individual donors, everyone pitched in. Wilma Lott Catering generously and exclusively provided the delicious gourmet spread with Chairs for Affairs donating rental equipment and supplies. Local businesses and Mendocino colleagues provided gifts and trips of all kinds along with artists, city and community conscious citizens and volunteers who all stepped forward. Everyone cannot be listed here so please check this catalog’s and the coming summer’s list and consider patronizing and thanking these community conscious donors. City Manager Ken Nordhoff graciously served as Emcee with amazing entertainment by young talent from CAE classes and programs. Live auction items included a cocktail party hosted by the Arts Commissioners and a mystery dinner donated by former Mayor Sue Rainey and Senator Richard Rainey. Our thanks to everyone – and especially the tireless volunteers who made this year’s Viva Arts such a success! These efforts will permit low income families to enroll their kids in wonderful arts classes, music lessons, dance and drama ensembles and programs like Arts, Adventures & Academics, Junior Theater and the three preschools.

Why You Should be a friend of the arts Do you believe that arts education is important? Are you concerned that arts programs are being reduced at alarming rates? Did you know that there are Contra Costa residents unable to afford Civic Arts Education (CAE) classes or programs? The nonprofit Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation provides critically needed funding for the disadvantaged – from youth to adults to seniors – so they may participate in CAE art, music, dance and drama classes.

With your support, the Friends of CAE Foundation: • Provides scholarships to those who cannot afford CAE programs, i.e. sponsors a child’s violin lessons, a seniors’ ceramics class or a special needs student’s access to music or art therapy. • Helps purchase or provide needed equipment such as music stands, art supplies and recently the welcome donation of a grand piano! • Matches the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation grant for low income preschool education. • Accomplishes volunteer work that assists in all of the above. Call (925) 939-2787 or visit www.friendsartsed.org to make a donation or volunteer. There’s more online about the FCAEF. Become a Facebook friend and see photos of last year’s Viva Arts fundraiser!

Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Board Members Mary Leigh Miller, President; Nan Siegel, Vice President; Paula Evangelou, Treasurer; Cynthia White, Secretary; June Bowen, Director; Fritz Brunner, Director; Phyllis Ceaser, Director; Kathy Jakel, Director; Suzanne Masella, Director; Robin Rangel, Director; Michael Weiner, Director

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation THANKS TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS Bill’s Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals By The Kids, For The Kids City of Walnut Creek Coit Financial Group Concannon Vineyards Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation Diablo Bay Area Magazine Dutch Enterprises First 5 Contra Costa Mary-Leigh Miller Susan and Kevin Weiberg Summerhill Homes Woods Manor Foundation Wilma Lott Catering

MAJOR IN kIND SPONSORS Arts Commission of Walnut Creek Bell Investment Advisorys Boundary Oaks Golf Course Chef Jon Lee’s Asian Confusion Cindy Gershen’s Sunrise Bistro Darrell Hill Studio Gene Farley Photography Google Julianna Craco Personal Chef & Catering John Gravell Marriott Hotel Walnut Creek Marriott Hotel Union Square Mayor Sue and Senator Richard Rainey Michael Butler and Timothy Near Nourot Glass Studio Pat and David Pava Pelican 39 Pajaro Dunes Redwood House Bed and Breakfast Renaissance Club Sport Roundhill Country Club Seagull Inn Searanch Soroptomist International Mendocino The Cottage at Sunset Cover Tiffany’s of Walnut Creek Timothy Near and Michael Butler Walnut Creek Marriott Union Square Marriott

IN kIND DONORS American Conservatory Theater American River Rafting Aquarium of the Bay Asian Art Museum Bankhead Theater of Livermore Bay Area Discovery Museum

Beach Blanket Babylon Bee Hylinski Berkeley Repertory Theater Berkeley West Edge Opera Blackhawk Museum Bob Brittain Photography Bobbi and Seymour Rubinstein Boomers Boundary Oak Golf Course Broadway Plaza Buckhorn Grill, Walnut Creek Buttercup Grill and Bar California Academy of Sciences California Shakespeare Theater California State Railroad Museum Center Repertory Theater Company Charles M Schultz Museum Children’s Discovery Museum City of Walnut Creek Aquatics City of Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education Cobb’s Comedy Club Contemporary Jewish Museum Cooking with Rosetta Country Waffles D Jeka Lambert Jewelry Daphne’s California Greek Diablo Ballet Diablo Symphony Doug and Laurie Rowe East Bay Nature Elaine Burman Artist Encore Gym Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts Farm Fresh to You Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Gary Schaub Gene Farley Photography Gerry Wallace Ceramics Grand Lake Theater Gymboree Habitot Children’s Museum Happy Hollow Park and Zoo Hobby Town USA iFly San Francisco Bay Jane and Warren Stimpson Joe Bologna Sculpture Joseph Family Vineyards Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography Kathee Colman Kayak Connection Laird Family Estate Lavanda Spa and Boutique Lawrence Hall of Science Lemans Indoor Kart Racing Lindsay Wildlife Museum Livermore Valley Opera

Maria Maria Restaurant Massimo’s Restaurant Moffett Field Historical Society Oakland Athletics Baseball Company Oakland Zoo Old Faithful Geyser of California Outback Steakhouse Pat and Lee Baxter Pet Food Express Pete Coussoulis Ceramics Peter Olivetti Photography Pier 39 Rachel the Sea Lion Artist Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium Roswitha Kress Studio Ruth Bancroft Gardens Salvatore’s Restaurant San Francisco Giants San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Forty Niners San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Symphony Shirley Nootbaar Artist Illustrator Sky High Sports Society of California Pioneers Sports Basement Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon The Cheesecake Factory, Walnut Creek The Retreat of Danville The Winery of San Francisco Tom Crews Photography Triptych Restaurant, San Francisco Umigo Indoor Kart Racing Virginia Lane Uptown Theater Walnut Creek Aquatics Walnut Creek Recreation Walt Disney Family Museum Wax Museum of Fisherman’s Wharf We Olive

DONORS $1,000-$2500 Civic Arts League Funding Factory By The Kids For The Kids Major Funders $500-1000 Karen Cassano Raymond J. Saunders Gary Skrel Michael and Denise Weiner Sidney Weiss Laura Depole June and Bill Bowen Diane Longshore DeGolia

FUNDERS $250-500 Shane Bartling Sharon and Bob Burke Paula and Steve Evangelou Anonymous Barry and Niki Gordon Gary and Jean Pokorny Cindy and Tom Silva

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

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AQUATICS

HEALTH & FITNESS

62-64

Youth

40

Youth

60-63

Adults

40-42

Adults

43-44

50+

SPECIALIZED RECREATION

PERSONAL

65

Youth

ENRICHMENT

65

Adults

44-46

Youth

65

50+

46-47

Adults

47

50+

50+ RESOURCES 66-70

50+

SOCIAL DANCE 47 48-49 49

Youth

OPEN SPACE

Adults

71-73

Youth

50+

71-73

Adults

Walnut Creek Recreation

MARTIAL ARTS

TENNIS

50

Youth

74-77

Youth

The Recreation Division is proud to provide the

51

Adults

74-77

Adults

Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of programs and activities that improve physical and emo-

FOOD

tional health, create memories, strengthen families,

& COOKING 51

Youth

52-53

Adults

create community, foster human development, and reduce stress. We truly have something for everyone.

DOG/PET CARE 53-54

Adults

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 54

Youth

SPORTS 55-57

Youth

58-59

Adults

58-59

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Health & Fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS

AGES 3-5

Gymnastics-Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child's strength, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use. INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $74: 6 classes

Class 19124

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

3/20-4/24

10:15am-11:00am

5/1-5/29

$62: 5 classes

Class 19125

Tue

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NEW | Capoeira An Afro-Brazilian martial art with a blend of dance, music and acrobatics resulting in a fun and energetic class environment. Capoeira is an art-form that builds strength, flexibility and confidence, filled with dance and musical learnings. Open to all levels. INSTRUCTOR : Uriel Arauz

AGES 1½-3

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Gymnastics-Parent/Child

$112: 11 classes

This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance your child's motor development and confidence. Emphasis is on

Class 19521

Tue

4:30pm-6:00pm

3/20-5/29

movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent particiA D U LT

pation required. INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc.

Acupressure for Weight Loss

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Learn acupressure points that can improve digestion, energy,

$74: 6 classes

mental clarity, and fluid movement. Learn how to find and treat

Class 19122

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

3/20-4/24

Class 19123

Tue

acupressure points. Deep breathing, simple meditation, nutritional principals and basic concepts of yin/yang balance will be taught.

$62: 5 classes

9:30am-10:15am

5/1-5/29

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

AGES 2-4

$32: 1 class

NEW | Fitness and Sports for Kids

Class 19127

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

3/20

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 appropriate equipment to teach the children the basics of many sports, in addition to the concept of teamwork. JumpBunch incor-

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Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement

porates sports, fitness and music for a fun-filled, safe and exciting

Explore and expand options for pain-free, easy ways of moving.

class. Please wear tennis shoes.

Begin with comfortable, gentle movements that gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity. Skills learned

INSTRUCTOR : JumpBunch LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $74: 6 classes

Class 19458

Wed

11:00am-11:30am

3/21-4/25

Class 19459

Wed

11:00am-11:30am

5/2-6/6

are transferable to daily activities and to sports and recreation. Safe for all ages. Dress comfortably, bring a big towel and pillow. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $122: 10 classes

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Thu

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3/29-5/31


Health & Fitness

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Floor Barre

Yoga Heart

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

Experience yoga in its authentic form; a nourishing practice that

Develop every muscle needed for ballet. Help access the correct

integrates breath, movement, and exploration in a safe and wel-

muscles to achieve perfect placement, simultaneously building ab-

coming atmosphere. Yoga Heart is a practice that fosters our con-

dominal strength and dramatically increasing flexibility. This 'core

nection to ourselves, our community and our world through medi-

strengthening' class is ideal for non-dancers interested in toning

tative movement, restoring inner balance, clarity, strength and

and stretching. No experience necessary. Bring your own mat.

ease. Our certified instructors combine years of personal practice and teaching, welcoming beginners and more experienced yogis.

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns, Yoga Learning Center

$95: 10 classes

Class 19055

Wed

Dress comfortably. Registration is open throughout the session.

10:00am-11:00am

3/28-6/6

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $134: 12 classes

No class 4/11

Class 19313

Tue

7:45am-8:50am

3/20-6/5

Class 19314

Tue

9:00am-10:20am

3/20-6/5

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Hatha Yoga (Beg/Int)

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment.

$134: 12 classes

Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will

Class 19315

Wed

6:00pm-7:20pm

3/21-6/6

strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on

Class 19316

Thu

9:30am-10:50am

3/22-6/7

correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring

Class 19317

Thu

5:30pm-6:50pm

3/22-6/7

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

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Yoga Heart for Continuing Students

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster $95: 10 classes

Class 19115

Mon

This class is designed for students who have taken Yoga Heart 7:00pm-8:00pm

3/26-6/4

No class 5/28

Class 19118

Sat

their practice. We will explore and deepen breathing techniques, 10:35am-11:35am

3/31-6/9

No class 5/26

10:00am-11:30am

understanding of yoga philosophy, its history and teachings.

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$107: 10 classes

Fri

meditation and introduce new postures. We will also further our

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns, Yoga Learning Center

INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes

Class 19117

or have had prior yoga experience and would like to expand

3/30-6/8

No class 4/13

$123: 11 classes

Class 19312

Mon

7:30pm-8:50pm

3/19-6/4

No class 5/28

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

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$95: 10 classes

Class 19116

Wed

No class 4/11

5:30pm-6:30pm

3/28-6/6

NEW | Pilates: In the Chair A gentle approach using a flexband with the support of a chair. This program will stretch and strengthen your ankles, legs, arms, abs and back while developing better posture, balance, and a stronger center. Learn simple tips and tricks for self-massage, stretching and more. Class is limited to 15 so special needs can be addressed. Flexbands available from instructor for $7. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $62: 5 classes

Class 19215

Mon

10:30am-11:00am

4/23-5/21

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Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

NEW | What Works Weight Loss Program

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

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

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

can't seem to do it? 'What Works' is a program designed to teach

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

you skills, behaviors and attitudes used by those who lost weight

band increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase your

and kept if off. Learn what is keeping you from your goal. Find out

overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination all

how many calories you need to eat to lose weight and how to track

in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available from

them. Develop weight loss strategies and an excercise plan that

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

work for you and your lifestyle. Quick and easy meal ideas, as well as strategies to use when dining out will be covered.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Health Professional Jamie Davidson

$134: 11 classes

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 19213

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

3/21-5/30

$81: 4 classes

Class 19214

Thu

7:10pm-8:00pm

3/22-5/31

Class 19457

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

4/3-4/24

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Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband

Zumba

The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your

exhilarating, fun-filled interval training and toning. Zumba is

muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance

known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps

while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg

are very basic and easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class.

sculpting. Flexband available from instructor for $7. Magic Circle not required until second class.

$50: 5 classes

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $122: 10 classes

Mon

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

Class 19212

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and dance moves to create

Class 19203

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/20-4/24

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

5/1-5/29

No class 4/3

9:30am-10:20am

3/19-5/21

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Class 19204

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Tai Chi & Chi Kung

Zumba Toning

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. INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works

Zumba Toning is a fun new way to build muscle endurance, while using the same great music and dance moves from Zumba. It incorporates body sculpting techniques and strength training. Focus is on specific muscle groups while using light weights. Bring light weights (1-3 lbs) to class or purchase Zumba Toning Sticks, 1-lb. weights that shake like maracas from instructor.

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

$57: 8 classes

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Class 19172

Thu

9:30am-10:45am

3/15-5/3

Class 19173

Sat

9:30am-10:45am

3/17-5/5

$50: 5 classes

Class 19205

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/21-4/25

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

5/2-5/30

No class 4/3 LOCATION Water Lily Studio

Class 19206

$57: 8 classes

Class 19171

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Health & Fitness

AGES 50+

AGES 50+

Heartshapers

Senior Sculpt

Fitness and fun for men and women with low-impact exercises

Increase your metabolism, retain muscle and burn calories with

that include stretching, aerobics, strengthening and cool down.

a strength training program suitable for all fitness levels. This

Get a great cardio workout with low and moderate impact moves,

all-over body sculpting class includes warm up and strengthen-

focus on balance and flexibility, burn calories and have lots of

ing exercises for all major muscle groups. Upper and lower body,

fun. All-over muscle conditioning (with or without weights), and

abdominals and back muscles will be targeted. You'll receive both

stretching included.

a cardiovascular and fat-burning workout while you build strength.

INSTRUCTOR : Sylvia Rodriguez, NASM Certified Personal Trainer.

Optional floor work can be modified to meet individual limitations.

LOCATIOn Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Sylvia Rodriguez

$27 5 classes

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 18987

Mon

3:00pm-3:45pm

3/19-4/23

$27 5 classes

no class 4/9

Class 19000

$22 4 classes

No class 4/10

Class 18988

Mon

3:00pm-3:45pm

4/30-5/21

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Fri

2:00pm-2:45pm

3/23-4/27

Fri

2:00pm-2:45pm

5/4-5/25

$22 4 classes

Class 18992

Tue

8:15am-9:00am

3/20-4/24

8:15am-9:00am

5/1-5/29

AGES 50+

Chair Yoga

$32 6 classes

Class 18990

Class 19001

Tue

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

AGES 50+

Move to Improve Your Balance

the instructor at 925-462-5285.

Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy

healthy aging. These classes will be based on the Feldenkrais

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Method which uses creative and innovative movements that will

$74 9 classes

'feed and challenge your brain.' There is extensive research that

Class 18982

shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements

no class 4/12

Thu

10:15am-11:15am

3/29-5/31

will be done sitting, standing and walking. Come learn and improve the quality of your life. Your instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years, will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance.

Gentle Yoga

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $98 8 classes

Class 18997 No class 4/9

AGES 50+

It is never too late to begin yoga. Each individual will develop a unique yoga practice modifying it to fit their specific needs. The focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to en-

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

3/26-5/21

hance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Before registering for class, please call instructor at 925-462-5285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $74 9 classes

Class 18986

Thu

8:45am-10:00am

3/29-5/31

No class 4/12

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

AGES 50+

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 $32 4 classes

Class 18983

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

3/30-4/27

1:00pm-2:00pm

5/4-6/1

No class 4/13 $40 5 classes

Class 18984

Fri

AGES 50+

Zumba for Beginners Zumba is fun! It's different, it's effective, and it's an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun experience. You'll forget you're exercising! Come check it out. INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Cente $22 4 classes

Class 19008

Mon

1:45pm-2:30pm

3/26-4/23

Mon

1:45pm-2:30pm

4/30-5/21

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

3/28-4/25

no class 4/9 $22 4 classes

Class 19009 $22 4 classes

Class 19010

no class 4/11

Toddling Around Mount Diablo Come toddle around Concord and Walnut Creek with us! This class is about sampling a variety of locations and activities available locally. Each week, we'll try something new: parks, the farmers market, Borges Ranch and Buchanan Field's airport viewing area.

$27 5 classes

Class 19011

AGES 0-5

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

5/2-5/30

We'll explore while making friends. Class is taught by the authors of Toddling Around Mount Diablo, and participants will receive a copy of the latest edition of their book. This is a parent and child class for families and children ages 0-5 and siblings are welcome to attend for free! INSTRUCTOR : Toddling Around Mount Diablo LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $51: 6 classes

Class 19249

Tue

No class 4/10

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Personal Enrichment

AGES 5½-8

AGES 3-5

Karate Tots-Keeping Kids Safe

Spanish for School Age

This fun and innovative program is designed to help foster your

Let your child enjoy this new Spanish Immersion Program.

child's self-esteem, coordination, balance and focus. Your child

Children will learn conversational Spanish and grammar. Your

will learn important social skills such as how to create an orderly

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

line and how to interact with other children. Your child will learn to

completing activity pages, going on scavenger hunts and other

recognize numbers and colors through fun games and activities.

activities. All activities will be in Spanish.

Karate is used as the vehicle to help the children focus and prepare them for the social implications of kindergarten.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Keeping Kids Safe

$84: 5 classes

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Fri

Class 19126

Wed

3:30pm-5:00pm

3/21-4/25

No class 4/4 $10 lab fee due at first class.

$52: 5 classes

Class 19250

INSTRUCTOR : Miriam Lattanzi

5:30pm-6:15pm

3/30-5/4

No Class 4/13

Class 19128

Wed

3:30pm-5:00pm

5/2-5/30

$10 lab fee due at first class.

$42: 4 classes

Class 19251

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

5/11-6/1 aGES 5-12

Kids Carpentry

AGES 3-5½

Spanish Immersion Preschool

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and

Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing, doing creative art, making puzzles, enjoying new friends and other fun activities.

$139: 5 classes

Wed

3/21-4/25

Wed

9:30am-12:00pm

5/2-5/30

$10 lab fee due at first class. Thu

9:30am-12:00pm

provided. Program may be taken year round. Established in 1982,

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Kids' Carpentry Staff

9:30am-12:00pm

$10 lab fee due at first class.

$114: 6 classes

Class 19281

Thu

3:00pm-4:00pm

4/26-5/31

Class 19282

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

4/26-5/31

Class 19283

Thu

5:00pm-6:00pm

4/26-5/31

3/22-4/26 AGES 6-13

No class 4/5 $10 lab fee due at first class.

Class 19769

bird feeders, doll furniture, clocks and more. Tools and wood are

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

9:30am-12:00pm

No class 4/4 $10 lab fee due at first class.

Class 19768

boys and girls, kindergarten-6th grade work together on boats,

humor in a safe and happy environment.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 19132

The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while

our motto is: Building confidence and teaching with respect and

INSTRUCTOR : Miriam Lattanzi

Class 19131

applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

5/3-5/31

Chess Class 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 $110: 9 classes

Class 19120

Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

3/30-6/1

No class 4/13

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AGES 8-10

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Creative Writing-Young Storytellers

Community CPR

Nourish your child's imagination. In the Basics class, students

Learn the proper techniques for recognizing the signals of a heart

will learn methods to overcome writer's block and start writing

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

their own original stories and poems. All instructors are published

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

authors with experience teaching.

including introduction in use of a defibrillator (AED). An EMS Community CPR certificate, good for 2 years, will be issued upon

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha School of Creative Writing

completion. Students may not audit this class.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

$111: 8 classes

Class 19121

Mon

4:15pm-5:15pm

3/19-5/21

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $37: 1 class

No class 4/2, 4/9

A G E S 8 & up

Class 19207

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/18

Class 19208

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/23

$7 lab fee due at class.

Creative Writing for Homeschoolers Whether you consider yourself a young author or not, you’ll have tons of fun talking about the stories of our lives and writing them so they come out on paper. Create small pieces of writing (stories,

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CPR & First Aid Combo

poems, word collages) that matter to you, which you can keep

Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First

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

Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are

public school writing specialist, strengthen skills and work in an

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

environment that is fun and relaxed....feel inspired!

(AED). Wear comfortable clothing.

INSTRUCTOR: Maria Dudley

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$64: 1 class

$76: 6 classes

Class 19235            Tue             12:30pm-2:00pm            4/24-6/5 No class 5/1

Sat

9:00am-3:30pm

3/24

Class 19210

Sat

9:00am-3:30pm

5/12

$10 lab fee due at class.

AGES 10-16

A D U LT

Babysitting for Beginners

First Aid

Learn the skills needed to be a trusted and responsible babysitter. Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline, how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and the kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion. INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $50: 1 class

Class 19107

Class 19209

Sun

9:00am-2:30pm

4/29

Learn first aid training for burns, fractures, sprains, strokes, seizures, poisoning emergencies and heat/cold exposure. We will also cover diabetic emergencies, nosebleeds, bites and allergic reactions. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). An EMS Safety Services certificate, good for 2 years, will be issued upon successful completion. Students may not audit this class. INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $37: 1 class

Class 19211

Wed

$7 lab fee due at class.

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SOCIAL DANCE

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Basic Creative Writing Thinking about writing a novel or memoir? Stop thinking and start writing as you discover techniques to crafting your own novel, short story or memoir. Class includes in-class writing exercises, reading assignments and sharing of written work. Learn the basic of both fiction and creative non-fiction.

AGES 5-17

NEW | Baton Twirling and Dance Learn how to twirl the baton! It's fun and unique, combining

INSTRUCTOR : Janice De Jesus

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

LOCATION Las Trampas Conference Room, Walnut Creek Library

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

$92: 6 classes

talent show, and join a competition team!

Class 19160

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/11-5/16

$5 lab fee due at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium Beginning- New Students

AGES 50+

$74: 8 classes

Bridge Class: Conventions

Class 19291

Text for class: 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know Learn to play bridge or learn to be a better player in a friendly, relaxed, atmosphere by enrolling in one of four bridge courses

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

3/22-5/17

No class 3/29 Beginning- Intermediate $112: 8 classes

offered throughout the year. New players should begin with the

Class 19293

Club Series class offered in the Fall. Whether playing bridge for fun

No class 3/29

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

3/22-5/17

or for serious competition, these classes will improve your game. In this course you will learn to recognize and use the conventions that top bridge players use to get to the "right" contract and to communicate important information to their partners on defense. Prerequisites are the Club and Diamond series, or equivalent experience. Text available for purchase at class, approximately $20. INSTRUCTOR : Larry Miller, American Contract Bridge League Ac-

credited Instructor and Silver Life Master. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Conventions Series

Wed

Tahitian Drum & Music 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 and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg )

$62 8 classes

Class 18977

AGES 6-12

1:30-3:30pm

4/4-5/30

No class 4/11

$56: 8 classes

Class 19216

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

3/31-6/2

No class 4/14, 5/26

Tah/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv) * AGES 50+

$56: 8 classes

Mah-Jongg (American)

Class 19217

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

No class 4/14, 5/26

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

*Registration per instructor approval

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm

3/31-6/2

hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced with a lot of mental stimulation. Come and enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one step at a time. INSTRUCTOR : Betty Fraga LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $42 4 classes

Class 19491

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/17-5/8

$8 Lab Fee due at first class for game card.

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Social Dance

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All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa Have a great time and learn foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz, swing, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $81: 5 classes

Class 19162

7:00pm-8:10pm

4/16-5/14

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Tahitian Dance & Drumming

Argentine Tango

This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas

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

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

developed and dedicated tango communities in the world. Learn-

and drumming/music technique for men and women. This is an

ing Tango will open your possibilities for social connections not

active class requiring movement.

only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals, technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement awareness and

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

Tahitian Ahuro'a Women Class 19227

Wed

6:30pm-7:15pm

3/28-5/23

Class 19191

$56: 8 classes

7:30pm-8:15pm

3/28-5/23

No class 4/11

Tahitian II* Intermediate Women & Men Wed

Thu

8:30pm-9:15pm

3/28-5/23

No class 4/11

Class 19192

Thu

Class 19193

Thu

$56: 8 classes

$38: 4 classes

9:15pm-10:00pm

3/28-5/23

No class 4/11

*Registration per instructor's approval only

Tahitian Drumming/Music LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $56: 8 classes

Class 19231

Sat

7:30pm-8:30pm

5/10-5/31

8:30pm-9:30pm

3/29-5/3

8:30pm-9:30pm

5/10-5/31

$47: 5 classes

No class 4/12

Wed

3/29-5/3

$38: 4 classes

Tahitian III* Advanced Women & Men Class 19230

7:30pm-8:30pm

No class 4/12

Intermediate

$56: 8 classes

Class 19229

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$47: 5 classes

Tahitian 1 Beginning Wed

dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes.

Beginning

No class 4/11

Class 19228

the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis

$56: 8 classes

9:30am-10:30am

No class 4/14, 5/26

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Class 19194

Thu


Social Dance

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Ballroom Dance for My Generation

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

This class is especially designed for ages 45 and up, but all are

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

welcome. Have fun meeting people while learning or improving

Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. Techniques covered-

your east coast swing, waltz, foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha and tango.

for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction will allow

Smile, step and sway into better balance and flexibility. Come join

you to lead or follow. Great tips and lots of fun.

us on the dance floor! Please wear leather-soled shoes.

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis

INSTRUCTOR : Barbara and Jerry Steck

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$47: 5 classes

$82: 8 classes

Class 19163

Class 19161

Mon

6:00pm-7:00pm

3/26-5/21

No class 4/9

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/29-5/3

6:30pm-7:30pm

5/10-5/31

No class 4/12 $38: 4 classes

Class 19164

Thu

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Belly Dance (Beg/Int) Strengthen your core muscles and learn the gorgeously fluid and

Tuesday Line Dance

ancient art of belly dance. Class will cover basic hip movements,

Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise while learning popular

traveling steps and veil work, as well as more advanced combina-

line dances. The Beginning class is the perfect for someone who

tions and choreography for the continuing student. We will also

is new to line dancing or hasn't danced for some time and wants

discuss a variety of styles of Middle Eastern Music, basic rhythms

to have a slower-paced review. Lot of fun, great exercise and no

and discuss belly dance history and culture. Come and learn this

pressure. The Continuing class is designed for the student who

dynamic and exotic dance form!

has line dance experience or has completed the beginning course.

INSTRUCTOR : Allison Randall

INSTRUCTOR : Dennis McGuire

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$112: 8 classes

Beginning

Class 19134

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/22-5/10

$37 5 classes

Class 19005

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

3/20-4/24

12:45pm-1:45pm

5/1-5/29

2:00pm-3:30pm

3/20-4/24

2:00pm-3:30pm

5/1-5/29

No class 4/10

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Line Dance

Class 19006

Beginning/easy intermediate class-This class is for the beginning

Tue

Continuing

line dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn

$37 5 classes

how to line dance and review dances being taught in the immedi-

Class 19003

ate area. New dancers are welcome, along with many returning

No class 4/10

dancers. The first part of the class will be devoted to introductory dances. Intermediate class - For the improving and experienced

Class 19004

Tue

Tue

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

Ballroom Dance with the Stecks

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

and sway into better balance and flexibility. See you on the dance

$74: 9 classes

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

3/28-5/30

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Intermediate

$66 8 classes

$74: 9 classes

Wed

No class 4/11

floor. Leather soled shoes recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Steck

No class 4/11

Class 19199

Come have fun! Make new friends while you learn or improve your foxtrot, East Coast swing, rumba, cha cha, waltz, and tango. Step

Beginning/Easy Intermediate Class 19197

AGES 50+

7:00pm-9:00pm

3/28-5/30

Class 18970

Thu

2:00pm-3:00pm

3/29-5/24

No class 4/12

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Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS

AGES 7-12

Karate Kids Our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of school-aged children. Through drills and exercises, your child will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect and increased athletic abilities. Purchase uniform at first class for $35. INSTRUCTOR : Bay Mountain Martial Arts LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts $73: 5 classes

Class 19180

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

3/19-4/23

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

4/30-6/4

6:15pm-7:00pm

3/20-4/24

6:15pm-7:00pm

5/1-6/5

No class 4/9

Class 19183

No class 5/28

Class 19181

Tue

No class 4/10 $87: 6 classes

Class 19182

Tue

AGES 6-11

Cutting Edge Martial Arts Our chief instructor is a 5th degree black belt who blends five traditions to bring you a fun and challenging, ongoing program that takes students from white belt to black belt at a pace they are AGES 3-6

comfortable with. This program works with character development

Tiny Tigers Karate

as much as physical conditioning. Students from other styles will

This program is a good base for your child's journey into martial arts. Each week is themed and focuses on specific skills in a fun

available for purchase at class.

learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over 5

INSTRUCTOR : Sensei Preston Jones

years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

based on age. Purchase a uniform at first class for $35.

$52: 5 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Bay Mountain Martial Arts

Class 19252

LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts

No class 4/10

$60: 5 classes

Class 19174

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

3/19-4/23

No class 4/9

Class 19179

Class 19175

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

4/30-6/4

5:30pm-6:30pm

3/20-4/24

Class 19255

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

5/1-5/29

Class 19253

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/30-5/4

9:00am-10:15am

3/31-5/5

Tue

Thu

Class 19254

Sat

No class 4/14

3:30pm-4:00pm

3/20-4/24

No class 4/10

Class 19176

Tue

No class 4/13

No class 5/28

5:00pm-5:30pm

3/22-4/26

No class 4/12 $72: 6 classes

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be recognized at their current rank. Equipment and uniforms are

Class 19177

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

5/1-6/5

Class 19178

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

5/3-6/7

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$42: 4 classes

Class 19256

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

5/11-6/1

Class 19257

Sat

9:00am-10:15am

5/12-6/2


Food & Cooking

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Cutting Edge Martial Arts -Adults Be the best you can be! This fun and innovative program is open to all students and styles with no initiation fees. Our chief instructor and developer is a 5th degree black belt who blends five traditions to bring you a fun and challenging, ongoing program that takes students from white belt to black belt at a pace they are comfortable with. This program works with character development as much as physical conditioning. Students from other styles will be recognized at their current rank. Equipment and uniforms are available for purchase at class. INSTRUCTOR : Sensei Preston Jones LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $52: 5 classes

Class 19258

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/20-4/24

6:30pm-7:30pm

5/1-5/29

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/30-5/4

9:00am-10:15am

3/31-5/5

No class 4/10

Class 19260

Tue

No class 4/10

Class 19259

Fri

No class 4/13

Class 19254

AGES 6-13

Cooking with Kids Cooking can be a lot of fun when you know your way around the kitchen. We teach healthy eating as a lifestyle, kitchen safety and proper use of cooking appliances plus the importance of clean

Sat

up. Don't be surprised if your kids want to show off what they

No class 4/14

have learned at home. Funds received by the Cooking with Kids

$42: 4 classes

Foundation for this class will go to support its work in bringing the

Class 19261

Fri

7:30pm-8:30pm

5/11-6/1

Class 19257

Sat

9:00am-10:15am

5/12-6/2

program to underserved children at risk for obesity and diabetes. INSTRUCTOR : Lynda Rexroat LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

FOOD & COOKING

$106: 4 classes

Class 19289

Mon

4:00pm-5:00pm

4/9-4/30

$12 lab fee due at first class.

AGES 4-5

Busy Bee Cooks

AGES 10-18

Cooking can be a lot of fun when you know your way around the kitchen. Learn proper nutrition and healthy eating habits while having fun and learning to cook. Children will learn to safely use various utensils and appliances, plus the importance of proper cleanup. Funds received by the Cooking with Kids Foundation for this class will go to support its work in bringing the program to underserved children at risk for obesity and diabetes.

NEW | Cake and Cookie DecoratingParent and me Learn the basics of decorating cakes and cookies with frosting. A parent and child can enjoy this class together and continue to practice the decorating techniques at home. The instructor begins with basic techniques that are later applied to more challenging designs. Each parent and child will have a sugar cookie, cupcake

INSTRUCTOR : Lynda Rexroat

and small cake to decorate and take home. This fun class creates

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

a great opportunity for parents and children to have a good time while inspiring and helping each other. Please register under your

$106: 4 classes

Class 19288

Mon

2:00pm-3:00pm

$12 lab fee due at first class.

4/9-4/30

child's name. INSTRUCTOR : Suzanne Pipho LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $62: 1 class $30 Additional sibling

Class 19454

Sat

10:00am-12:30pm

4/28

Lab fee for both parent and child due at first class is $20.

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Food & Cooking

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Creating Quick & Healthy Meals from Costco & Trader Joe's

NEW | Indonesian Cooking Series

Are you ready for new, delicious and easy-to-prepare meal ideas?

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

Discover which products you can simply 'heat and eat' as well as

popular Indonesian meals for our dinner. Learn to use Indonesian

how to use simple ingredients to create delicious, healthy meals

herbs and spices and preparing delicious dishes with unusual tech-

in under 15 minutes. If you are looking for inspiration, specific

niques, such as assorted satay, gado gado, peanut sauce, dried

product information and simple, yet flavorful recipes, this class is

beef curry, grilled fish, and fresh tropical fruit salad. Bring your

for you-whether you are cooking for one, two or more. Save room

shape chef's knife, cutting board, hand towel, apron, and bever-

for samples. Our instructor has authored 3 cookbooks, including

age.

her new cookbook using Trader Joe's products.

The cooking of the 'Spice Islands' fills with aromatic flavors and

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

$152: 4 classes

$42: 1 class

Class 19202

Class 19417 Wed

7:00pm-9:30pm

3/28

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/27-4/24

No class 4/10 $45 lab fee due at class.

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Dim Sum

NEW | RAW Cuisine-Breakfast and Brunch

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

The menu for this class has something for everyone; juices and

sweets gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served as an

smoothies for maximum vitality or weight loss, people-pleasing

elegant and fun light appetizer or as a meal. We will learn to use

granola, oatmeal, and decadent crepes and cinnamon rolls. Fresh,

a variety of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items,

organic, and simply raw the food your body was designed to thrive

and learn techniques of filling and wrapping delicious popular

on. Come learn how to create colorful, flavor-packed dishes that

Asian snacks such as pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns,

will 'rawk' your world! You will sample each delicious dish we

Chinese broccoli, and sesame seed balls. Bring your sharp chef's

make and receive a recipe packet to take home.

knife or cleaver, cutting board, apron, hand towel, beverage, and a to-go box.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

$57: 1 class

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

Class 19506

$52: 1 class

Class 19420

INSTRUCTOR : Raw Chef Erin Caravantes

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

4/21

$10 lab fee due at class. Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/29

$12 lab fee due at class. A D U LT

NEW | RAW Cuisine-Forget Cooking!

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Gluten-Free Cooking Basics

Eating healthy foods has never been so easy. In this class, you will

Learn the basics of cooking and baking gluten-free dishes. We will

dinners. Menu: Almond Milk, Cream of Zucchini Soup, Kale Salad,

discuss where to start when adopting a gluten-free diet, as well

Not Tuna PâtÊ, Zucchini Noodles Marinara, Chocolate Mousse.

as tips and tricks of gluten-free cooking. In addition to a bounty

Fresh, organic, and simply raw the food your body was designed

of information, the instructor will demonstrate how to bake some

to thrive on. Learn how to create colorful, flavor-packed dishes.

gluten-free items including surprisingly tasty cookies, yummy

You will sample each delicious dish and receive a recipe packet to

bread and more. This class is fun, tasty, and informative.

take home.

INSTRUCTOR : Suzanne Pipho

INSTRUCTOR : Raw Chef Erin Caravantes

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$47: 1 class

$57: 1 class

Class 19201

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

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learn to prepare a variety of dishes for breakfasts, lunches, and

5/16

Class 19503

Tue

$10 lab fee due at class.

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/27


Dog / Pet Care

DOG/PET CARE

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NEW | RAW Cuisine-RAW Italy Everyone loves Italian food, but most dishes are heavy in wheat and cheese. Our simple substitutions allow you to enjoy this classic cuisine. Menu: Caesar Salad with Pine Nut Parmesan, Minestrone, Fettuccini al Pesto, Lasagna, Walnut Gelato with Carob Glaze. Fresh, organic, and simply raw the food your body was designed to thrive on. Learn how to create colorful, flavor-packed dishes. You will sample each delicious dish we make and receive a recipe packet to take home. INSTRUCTOR : Raw Chef Erin Caravantes LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $57: 1 class

Class 19505

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/9

$10 lab fee due at class.

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Vietnamese Cooking Series Vietnamese cuisine has an East meets West combination of subtle tastes and flavors. Let's explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular. Asian food is generally healthy, but Vietnamese is at the forefront. Learn to use Vietnamese fresh herbs and simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes, such as lemongrass chicken, hot and sour seafood soup, clay pot, shrimp fresh spring rolls, green mango salad, and more. Bring your sharp

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

Dog Obedience: Beginning

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

In this foundation class, your dog will learn how to walk nicely on

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With

$152: 4 classes

Class 19419

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/1-5/22

$45 lab fee due at first class.

these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society. The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without their dog. Suitable for dogs 4-months and older. Bring a copy of your dog's vaccination records for the instructor to keep. Mini-

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mum age for handler is 16; minors must be accompanied by an

Wine Tasting-Italy Uncorked

adult.

The wines of Italy have something for everyone! Take a tour with

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

us to a few favorite regions of Italy. The sheer diversity of styles,

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

regions, and varieties offered up from Italy is amazing. From the tip of the boot to the northern Alps: tasty and unique wines in a range of prices and styles. Come join us for an informative evening

$150: 6 classes

Class 19236

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

4/10-5/15

discovering the best Italy has to offer in wine & food. The class includes five wines and food tasting, take home materials and two hours of instruction. Please bring five wine glasses to class. INSTRUCTOR : Monica Chappell LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $27: 1 class

Class 19415

Fri

6:30pm-8:30pm

3/30

$15 lab fee due at class.

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Science & Technology

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Dog Obedience: Off-Leash Preparation Now that your dog understands basic obedience let us help you move on to the next step. Teach your dog to obey hand signals and voice commands from a distance of 20 feet. Improve your dog's quality of life by working toward building behaviors off-leash such as down from a distance, waiting in place, walking at your side with your hands off the leash. This is a perfect class for people who enjoy training and want to take it to the next level. Please bring a copy of your dog's vaccination records for the instructor to keep. Minimum age limit for the handler is 16. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-requisite: Beg. dog obedience or instructor's approval. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $150: 6 classes

Class 19247

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

4/10-5/15

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Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don't let another walk feel like a disaster because your dog lunges at other dogs. Don't stop taking your dog out in public because your dog looses his brain when a car goes by. Learn what makes

AGES 3-5

Nature in Our Backyards

your dog react, and the steps you can take to redirect that energy

Discover who shares our yards and open spaces. We'll make tasty

into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog

tid-bits for museum animals and take home a healthy snack for our

the first day of class, but bring a copy of your dog's vaccination

feathered and furry friends. Explore the common residents in our

records for the instructor to keep. Minimum age limit for handler

suburban neighborhoods through live animal visits, stories and

is 18.

fun. Materials fee included. Adult participation required.

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

$150: 6 classes

$42: 3 classes

Class 19245

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

4/10-5/15

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Class 19403

Tue

10:00am-10:45am

4/17-5/1

AGES 6-11

Secret Agent Lab Calling all agents! Step into the shoes of a detective, a spy, a sleuth to uncover the science involved in these professions.

AGES 2½-4

Students will create, collect, and analyze evidence and discover

new | Happy Habitats

what skills are necessary as a crime lab technician. From edible

Where do animals live and what makes their territory home? Investigate these special places called habitats and discover what animals can live in your backyard. Animal ambassadors will be a part of each class investigation so come find out about animal homes. Adult participation required.

it through careful observation and techniques and build your own Secret Agent tools to take home.

$142: 7 classes

$37: 3 classes

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the world of espionage. Test your skills and learn how the pros do

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Fri

to check out the skills that spies have in this hands-on journey into

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Class 19404

messages and decoding clues, students will have the opportunity

10:00am-10:45am

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Class 19405

Tue

No class 4/10

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/20-5/8


Sports

SPORTS

Lil Baseball The Lil' baseball program is designed for boys and girls. Learn the basics of baseball through confidence building, teamwork, and high self esteem activities. Players will learn how to support their teammates, be encouraging and be the star of the show. Players will become familiar with the rules, positions and skills of the game. Main focus is on enjoyment and participation.

AGES 3-4

BAMBINOS BASEBALL Introductory class teaches the baseball basics: running, throwing,

Wee Hoop This program is designed to provide children with a positive basketball experience while promoting a physically active

hitting, and the overall direction and rhythm of the game. INSTRUCTOR : The Pitching Center LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

lifestyle. Children can master basketball skills from one class to

$130: 8 CLASSES

the next, build self-confidence and self-esteem and learn how

Class 19108

Tue

4:00pm-4:50pm

4/10-5/29

to behave in a more structured environment while having fun.

Class 19109

Tue

5:00pm-5:50pm

4/10-5/29

Participants will need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the

Class 19110

Wed

4:00pm-4:50pm

4/11-5/30

first day of class for $7.

Class 19111

Wed

5:00pm-5:50pm

4/11-5/30

AGES 4-5 AGES 1½-3

BOPPERS BASEBALL

DRIBBLERS

More fundamental skills are taught in regards to hitting, throwing,

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. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium $62: 5 CLASSES

Class 19167

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

3/20-4/17

Class 19169

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

5/1-5/29

and fielding. Being able to follow directions is a must for this class. INSTRUCTOR : The Pitching Center LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $130: 8 CLASSES

Class 19112

Tue

4:00pm-4:50pm

4/10-5/29

Class 19113

Tue

5:00pm-5:50pm

4/10-5/29

Class 19114

Wed

4:00pm-4:50pm

4/11-5/30

Class 19119

Wed

5:00pm-5:50pm

4/11-5/30

AGES 4-5

HOT SHOTS This class places more of an emphasis on developing basketball skills and learning the basic rules of the game. The activites encourage teamwork and new friendships.

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 time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No refunds will be

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop

issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule

LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

a make-up, refunds will be issued.

$62: 5 CLASSES

Class 19168

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

3/20-4/17

Class 19170

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

5/1-5/29

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Sports

Kidz Love Soccer Learn the world's most popular sport from professional coaches teaching the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes ageappropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Shin guards are required by the 2nd class meeting. See page 57 for the Kidz Love Soccer Weather Watch.

AGES 2-3½

PARENT & ME SOCCER As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and soAGES 6-10

cialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field

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

so you won't have to watch from the sidelines.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

with minimal experience. The group lessons cover fundamentals

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class size is

$89: 8 CLASSES

limited to ensure quality instruction. Bring a pitching wedge or

Class 19318

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

NO CLASS 5/28

INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong

$99: 9 CLASSES

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course

Class 19319

$77: 5 CLASSES

Class 19322 Class 19320

Class 19307

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/22-4/19

$5 ball fee due at each class.

Mon

11:00am-11:30am

4/9-6/4

Fri

4:45pm-5:15pm

4/13-6/8

Fri

5:20pm-5:50pm

4/13-6/8

Sat

11:00am-11:30am

4/14-6/16

11:35am-12:05pm

4/14-6/16

NO CLASS 5/26

Class 19321

Sat

NO CLASS 5/26

A D U LT

GOLF Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and

AGES 3½-4

former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Beginning golfers will learn

TOT SOCCER

fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette.

Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun

Class size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine iron or a pitching wedge to the first class. Clubs provided upon

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

request at class.

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course $87: 6 CLASSES

Class 19308

Tue

running and kicking just like the big kids!

9:30am-10:30am

3/20-5/1

$89: 8 CLASSES

Class 19331

Class 19332

NO CLASS 4/17

Mon

9:45am-10:15am

4/9-6/4

5:15pm-5:45pm

4/9-6/4

4/12-6/7

NO CLASS 5/28

Mon

NO CLASS 5/28

Class 19309

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

3/20-5/1

7:00pm-8:00pm

3/20-5/1

NO CLASS 4/17

Class 19310

Tue

NO CLASS 4/17

Class 19311

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

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$99: 9 CLASSES

Class 19333

Thu

10:05am-10:35am

Class 19334

Thu

5:25pm-5:55pm

4/12-6/7

Class 19335

Sat

9:00am-9:30am

4/14-6/16

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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. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $89: 8 CLASSES

Class 19340

Mon

10:15am-10:50am

4/9-6/4

5:45pm-6:20pm

4/9-6/4

NO CLASS 5/28

Class 19341

Mon

NO CLASS 5/28 $99: 9 CLASSES

Class 19337

Thu

10:35am-11:10am

4/12-6/7

Class 19336

Thu

3:45pm-4:20pm

4/12-6/7

Class 19338

Thu

5:55pm-6:30pm

4/12-6/7

Class 19339

Sat

9:30am-10:05am

4/14-6/16

10:05am-10:40am

4/14-6/16

NO CLASS 5/26

Class 19342

Sat

NO CLASS 5/26

AGES 7-10 AGES 5-6

SKILLZ AND SCRIMMAGES

SOCCER 1

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing and

Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting,

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

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

es that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels

sion, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-

are welcome. Each participant receives a soccer jersey.

sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$99: 8 CLASSES

$89: 8 CLASSES

Class 19323

Class 19328 Mon

3:45pm-4:30pm

4/9-6/4

6:20pm-7:05pm

4/9-6/4

NO CLASS 5/28

Class 19324

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

Mon

Mon

4:30pm-5:15pm

4/9-6/4

NO CLASS 5/28 $109: 9 CLASSES

Class 19329

Thu

4:30pm-5:15pm

4/12-6/7

NO CLASS 5/28

Class 19330

Sat

12:15pm-1:00pm

4/14-6/16

$99: 9 CLASSES

NO CLASS 5/26

Class 19325

Thu

6:30pm-7:15pm

4/12-6/7

Class 19326

Sat

10:40am-11:25am

4/14-6/16

11:25am-12:05pm

4/14-6/16

NO CLASS 5/26

Class 19327

Sat

NO CLASS 5/26

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

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SPORTS

FITNESS PROGRAMS Information about our popular Jazzercise program can be found below. Details about many other exciting health and fitness classes can be found on page 40-44.

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES Adult Volleyball Leagues 943-5899, ext. 5866 Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s Registration packets for the Monday summer adult volleyball coed league and Wednesday Women’s 4’s will be available at the Tice Valley Gym in April. League starts in June. A registration packet is available at www.WalnutCreekRec.org. League play will begin in June. Games will be played at Tice Valley Gym. Individuals looking to join a team should also contact Hope at keung@walnut-creek. org.

DROP-IN VOLLEYBALL TICE VALLEY & FOOTHILL COMMUNITY GYMNASIUMS Tice Valley and Foothill Community Gymnasiums are available for public and private rentals. Book your special events (birthday par-

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

ties, basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons, business meetings,

JAZZERCISE (925) 947-6987

etc.) with us. For further information call Leo Harrod or Wes Allnutt

Jazzercise is an aerobic fitness program with popular classes

at 925-256-3572

in Walnut Creek for over 15 years. Classes are designed for all fitness levels and ages, with both high- and low-impact and

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

intensity options given in each class. Classes also include strengthening floor routines for toning the major muscles. All classes are approximately 60-65 minutes in length. Childcare is available. Call instructor for information. Note: Class times are subject to change; call instructor to confirm.

SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUES

Classes are ongoing. You can register at anytime.

Adult Basketball Leagues

TICE vALLEy GyM

943-5899, ext. 5866

Mon-Thu

Thursday/Sunday 5-on-5

Fri

9:00 am & 5:45 pm

Registration packets for the adult 5-on-5 basketball leagues will

Sat

8:30 am

Sun

9:00 am

be available at the Tice Valley Gym starting in May. A registration packet is available at www.WalnutCreekRec.org. League play will begin in July. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team should contact Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org.

9:00 am & 6:15 pm

Class Prices: (All ticket packages have a 30-day expiration) 1 class:

Varies with instructor

8 classes: $50.00 ($5.62/class) Unlimited:$60.00 (EFT-Electronic Funds Transfer) NEW STUDENT SPECIAL - UNLIMITED: $35 MONTHLy PASS yOUTH/STUDENT PRICES - UNLIMITED: $35 MONTHLy PASS

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Afterschool Sports Programs

Sports/Fitness Groups CONTINENTAL LITTLE LEAGUE (925) 210-6141

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log onto www.continentalbaseball.com for information. CyO SPORTS

St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball – call (510) 376-5423. St. Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field – call (925) 256-8453. ODySSEy/JRS. GIRLS vOLLEyBALL (925) 974-6219

Oddyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information. WALNUT CREEk ADULT SOFTBALL, INC. (925) 943-1955

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at

PRACTICE YOUR SPORT YEAR-ROUND OR TRY SOMETHING NEW!

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

AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR WALNUT CREEk INTERMEDIATE AND FOOTHILL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE AvAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL yEAR. IT’S A GREAT WAy TO HAvE FUN, MEET FRIENDS, LEARN NEW SkILLS AND STAy ACTIvE!

WALNUT CREEk MARAUDERS AND CHEER (925) 941-4745

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com WALNUT CREEk SOCCER CLUB (925) 407-5662

SPRING Coed Golf: 6th, 7th & 8Th Grade – Tryouts Reguired Boys Intramural Volleyball: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Girls Intramural Volleyball Part II: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org WALNUT CREEk yOUTH ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (925) 933-4884

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

Learn more about the afterschool sports programs at WCI and Foothill by visiting www.walnutcreekrec.org and click on the Afterschool Sports tab.

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto www.wcyaa.com for information. WALNUT CREEk BULLDAWGS PONy BASEBALL (415) 265-5220

WC Bulldawgs PONY Baseball is a competitive baseball program for players 9U-14U, offering a Fall instructional program and a Spring competitieve program. For information, visit www.walnutcreekpony.org.

TURF & DOG PARK HOTLINE (925) 256-3574 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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Aquatics

AQUATICS

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

• Open from June 18 through August 19, 2012 • 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. For more information call 939-5990. Web Site: www.walnutcreekaquabears.org. Head coach, Mike Heaney.

YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team Our masters (19-90) team is one of the finest (and most fun) in

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

• Heated pools open year-round

the country, providing a competitive swimming program and structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. For more information call 280-5421. Web site: www.swim4wc.org. Head Coach, Kerry O’Brien.

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

• Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in

• Certified professional lifeguards

international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic cham-

• Heated locker rooms and showers

pions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program for swimmers

• Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment

of all ages and abilities. For more information call 934-4792. Web

• Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board.

site: www.aquanuts.org. Head Coach, Kim Probst.

• Seasonal children’s pool • Vending machines

FACILITY CLOSED* February 18, 19 April 8 June 2, 3 Additional Dates: TBD WEEKEND HOURS May 28

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Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC ) WCSC is one of the oldest and finest recreational swim teams in the county celebrating our 51st year. We pride ourselves in creating an atmosphere where not only do swimmers improve but there is great family fun for everyone! For more information visit www.walnutcreekswimclub.org or email director@walnutcreekswimclub.org. Head Coach, Brett Anderson.


Aquatics

Lap Swimming & Fitness Center All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition 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, 18 & older. Closed toed shoes & clothing must be worn at all times. Use at own risk.

Admission Fees Daily Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee. No refunds. Children (6 and Under)……… $3.50 Youth (7-17)………………….. $4.25 Adults (18 & older)…………… $5.00

Adult Lap Swim CLARKE SWIM CENTER

Discount 15 Swim Passes

NOW – June 10, 2012

Valid for 1 year. No refunds

Mon-Fri 5:30am – 4:00pm

Children (6 and under)……….. $45.00

Mon –Thu 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Age (7-17)……………………… $56.25

Sat- Sun 11:00am – 4:00pm

Age (18 & older)……………….. $63.75

*See facility description for closure dates

.

Family Lap Swimming Hours Fitness swimming for the entire family! All Swimmers ages 7 &

Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass Adult (18 & older)…………$71

older must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited. Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. CLARKE SWIM CENTER

NOW – April 8, 2012 Sat-Sun 12pm - 4pm* *All participants ages 7 yrs – 17yrs must be accompanied by a swimming adult (18 yrs.+)

FAMILY RECREATIONAL PASS Enjoy unlimited use of the Clarke and Larkey Swim Centers during recreational swim times. Buy a family pass for immediate family members living at your address. Family passes valid from April 1 through Labor Day Weekend. (Family passes are valid for up to 5 family members. Each additional member will be charged an additional $10.00.) Family must show proper ID. Family Pass Fee…………$275.00

*See facility description for closure dates

Recreational Swim Hours

Facility Rental Programs Our facilities are great for end-of-the-year school parties and summer day camp programs. Call now to reserve your spot for hours

Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

of summer fun. Contact Karen Heaston-Martin at 943-5899, ext.

Horseplay & instruction is not permitted in recreational area.

2438 for more information. Space is limited so sign up early!

Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. CLARKE SWIM CENTER

NOW – June 17, 2012 50 meter pool only: Sat-Sun, 12pm - 4pm

party area reservations Reserve table space for your pool party. You can reserve our party area for just $50. Individual entry fees not included. Call for more information: 925-943-5899, ext. 2438

*See facility description for closure dates

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - NOW HIRING!

Aquatic Fitness Classes WALNUT CREEK MASTERS: TRY-OUT FOR FITNESS SWIMMERS WCM invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our program and experience an atmosphere of encouraging swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a

WALNUT CREEk AqUATICS IS NOW HIRING FOR WINTER, SPRING & SUMMER 2012.

requirement to be a member, and is only one aspect of this largely successful adult fitness program. All practices are coached by the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult swimmers in the world. For more information contact: Head Coach Kerry O’Brien (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org. You can also stop by during practice to talk with a coach. Practice times: Mon-Fri 5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; noon. Mon-Thur 7pm FEE: $6 MASTERS DAILy ADMISSION FEE

LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center

We are looking for Lifeguards and/or Swim Instructors (15 yrs+)

WATER EXERCISE “AQUASIZE”

and support staff. We accept American Red Cross Lifeguard Train-

This co-ed class is designed to use the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as exercise for swimmers, non-swimmers or those with special considerations. Both shallow water and deep water classes offered.

ing Certificates or Ellis & Associates International Lifeguarding Certificates. Desirable candidates must enjoy the water, outdoors, children, and possess a current lifeguarding certificate. For more information please call 943-5859. For an application visit our web site at www.walnutcreekrec.org or come to Clarke Swim Center in

Mon-Fri 8:00am-9:00am and 9:00am-10:00am

Heather Farm Park. We will accept applications until all positions

$7 DROP-IN / $85 20-USE PUNCH CARD

are full.

LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center

Training Courses

Youth Programs

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING This course will provide you with the skills and certifications including first aid, CPR-FPR, and AED (oxygen admin. optional) to

YOUTH COMPETITIVE SWIM AND STROKE CLASS

become a lifeguard. Must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate.

These four-week sessions are designed with the recreational swim team swimmers in mind. Instruction includes each of the four

� Must be 15 years old by the last day of class

competitive strokes and their associated turns, skills, and drills.

� Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

Course meets county meet eligibility guidelines for 2011. Classes are taught by USS Walnut Creek Aquabears coaches.

LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center

FEE: $132

LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center

Dates

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Days

FEE $212/ (INCLUDES BOOkS, CERTIFICATE)

Dates

Days

Times

Class

Notes

6y-8y 4:45-5:30pm Class

9y-14y 4:00-4:45pm Class

2/12 – 3/11

Sun

10am-5pm

18936

4/2 – 4/6

Mon-Fri

10am-5pm

18937

Spring Break Spring Break

3/19 – 4/11

Mon & Wed

18907

18908

4/9 – 4/13

Mon-Fri

10am-5pm

18938

3/20 – 4/12

Tue & Thu

18912

18915

4/15 – 5/13

Sun

10am-5pm

19647

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Aquatics

CPR for the Professional Rescuer Review Course For those previously trained and needing to re-certify in CPR/AED,

Swim Lessons

REGISTRATION

a review of the CPR for the Professional Rescuer course. Participants must have been certified within two years of the start of this course.  Participants will bring proof of certification and their

registration begins on february 22.

book. Participation in class does not constitute automatic renewal

Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org

of certification. Must pass all written and practical exams to earn

Fax to: (925) 287-0179

certificate. FEE: $67 (Includes Pocket Mask, CPR for Lifeguard Cert. Card & AED Cert. Card)

LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center

Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (Weekdays 9am-4pm) Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598

Dates

Days

Times

Class

No Phone in Registrations accepted!

2/25

Sat

10am-5pm

18940

Registration form on page 81.

3/25

Sat

10am-5pm

18941

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course This comprehensive course trains instructor candidates to teach all America Red Cross Learn to Swim Programs. Prerequisites: All students must be 16 years of age by the last date of class and pass

The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find the class that is right for you! Please read the course descriptions and prerequisites carefully. It is important to register your child for the proper class. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for his/her development.

a swimming skills test.

Please know that it may take your child more than one class ses-

FEE: $212.00

sion to graduate to the next level.

Call swim center for more information.

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 2nd and 3rd choices for classes. Full payment is required at time of registration.

Aquatics Refunds Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the $10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, please call (925) 943-5899 ext 2438 or email: Heaston@ walnut-creek.org, prior to the completion of the course. (Doctor’s note is required. $10 service fee applies.) We do not give refunds for weather or lack of student participation. Transfers between classes may only be done if there is room and transfer is approved by the manager on duty.

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Aquatics introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving

A G E S 1 0 mo - 3 Y R

into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back

Guppy

crawl.

$36.50: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Session Times

4/17-4/26

5/1-5/10

5/15-5/24

5/29-6/7

Clarke

3:55pm

None

None

19616

19617

Swim

4:30pm

19606

19607

19608

19609

Parent/toddler basic water orientation class. Both parent and toddler participate in this 20-minute class. Skills include water adjustment for parents and toddlers, holding techniques, entry and exit from the pool edge, games and songs. Floating, arm and leg movement, and breath control may also be included for older tod-

Center

dlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child. Session Times

Clark Swim Center

III

I

II

III

IV

5:05pm

19610

19611

19612

19613

5:40pm

19614

19615

None

None

IV

4:05pm

5/15-5/24 19640

5/29-6/7 19641

5:50pm

19642

19643

AGES 5-11

Seal $50.00: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills. Increase endurance of front and back crawl. Students must be

AGES 3-5

able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide

Starfish $50.00: 6 classes

underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class objectue-thu

clarke swim center

tive: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading water,

Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the wa-

diving, and introduction of breaststroke, and scissor kick.

ter, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control, kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement. Session Times

I

Clarke

4/17-4/26 3:55pm None

Swim

4:30pm

Center

5:05pm

II

III

Clarke IV

5/1-5/10 None

5/15-5/24 19637

5/29-6/7 19638

19630

19632

19634

19636

19631

19633

19635

19639

Swim Center

Session Times

I

II

III

IV

5:40pm

4/17-4/26 19598

5/1-5/10 19599

5/15-5/24 19600

5/29-6/7 19601

6:15pm

19602

19603

19604

19605

AGES 6-12

Dolphin $50.00: 6 classes

AGES 3-7

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Seahorse $50.00: 6 classes

tue-thu

Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must be tue-thu

able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards of

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills. Fundamental skill building class. Students must be comfortable with floating on front and back with support and submerge head for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support

elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water for 1 minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and endurance. Introduce breast-stroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns and more diving.

and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking, arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

Clarke

Session Times

I 4/17-4/26

II 5/1-5/10

III 5/15-5/24

IV 5/29-6/7

Clarke

4:30pm

19618

19619

19620

19621

Swim

5:05pm

19622

19623

19624

19625

Center

5:40pm

19626

19627

19628

19629

Swim

Session I Times 4/17-4/26 6:15pm

19594

II

5/1-5/10 19595

III

IV

5/15-5/24

5/29-6/7

19596

19597

Center

A G E S 1 5 & up

Adult/Teen $50.00: 6 classes

AGES 4-11

basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle tue-thu

clarke swim center

and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill level.

Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills. Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs, and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective: 64

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Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop

Lobster $50.00: 6 classes

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Session I Times 4/17-4/26 6:15pm

19590

II

III

IV

5/1-5/10

5/15-5/24

5/29-6/7

19591

19592

19593


Specialized Recreation

Health & Fitness

SPECIALIZED RECREATION A G E S 1 5 & up

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Debbie Landesman for this specially designed cardio program for special needs ages 15 and above. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $52: 10 classes

Class 19694

Tue

5:30-6:15pm

3/20-5/29

A G E S 1 6 & up

Specialized Recreation Dances Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with song and dance. Each month, our Friday dance will be hosted at a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the location of the dance. All dances are $6 at the door. LOCATION Concord Senior Center

April Dance $6:

Martial Arts

Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/6

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

May Dance $6:

Fri

6:00pm-9:00pm

5/4

A G E S 8 & up

Specialized Recreation Karate

LOCATION Concord Senior Center

If you have ever wanted to try the martial arts but thought that

June Dance

your 'disability' limited you... Think again! This program will challenge you and show you just how fun and adaptable Karate can

$6:

Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/1

be. The program has been adapted and designed for participants of all ages and abilities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $52: 10 classes

Class 19698

Thu

5:30-6:15pm

3/22-5/31

No class 4/12

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Friday Socials Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by calling 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to attend. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Comunity Center Free /$2 lunch

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

4/27

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

5/25

Mothers & Fathers Day Luncheon Join us today as we celebrate Mother's and Father's Day together. We'll enjoy a delicious catered luncheon and special entertainment that will combine to make this an event to remember. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Comunity Center $12: Tickets for sale at Walnut Creek Senior’s Club

Fri

11:00am-1:00pm

5/11

WCSC Anniversary Party

Events

Walnut Creek Seniors Club 60th Anniversary Party is an event not to be missed. This annual gala celebrates the Club's many years of travel, learning, friendship and great fun happening year after year

Pancake Breakfast

at Civic Park Community Center. This fun-filled evening is open to

Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is

bers. Mark your calendar and be sure to join us! For event details

held on the 1st Sunday of each month and is open to everyone.

and ticket cost and availability call (925) 943-5851.

all community members, as well as new and long-time Club mem-

This popular community event plays host to families large and small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early!

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Comunity Center

Fri

5:30pm-10:00pm

5/18

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Comunity Center

Friday Afternoon Tea Dances

$2.25 adults/ $1.50 kids under 12

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

4/1, 5/6

Join us for an afternoon of ballroom dancing as you get together with friends both new and old. You'll enjoy the ballroom stan-

Movie Matinee

dards played by DJ Colin Dickie who will be your host and music

Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first

feet to Latin and swing dance music and during the intermission,

Monday of each month. Your $0.50 admission price includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited.

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out your dancing shoes!

DROP-IN

$0.50 drop-in

1:00pm-3:00pm

Colin will lead line dances. Be sure to mark your calendar and get

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Comunity Center

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Comunity Center

Mon

director each afternoon. You'll even have a chance to move your

4/2, 5/7, 6/4

Every Fri

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Dance & Music Sing-a-Long If you love to sing in the shower or just sing for fun, then this is the group for you! Meet once each week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies, musicals, and more. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Comunity Center $1 drop-in

Every Fri

Arts & Crafts

9:30am-11:00am

Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retire-

Bazaar Group

ment communities.

A drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Comunity Center

of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything you'd

Free

like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who wel-

Every Fri

9:30am-11:00am

come newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call 943-5851 for more information.

For additional ballroom dancing and line dancing classes, see page 49 in the Social Dance section.

INSTRUCTOR : Jane Corcoran-Costa

Personal Enrichment

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park CC Community Center Free

Every Wed

Hooked On Books

9:00am-3:00pm

If you love to read and enjoy talking about the books you’ve read,

Cardmaking Workshops

then this is a great group to join. A wonderful club member,

Embossing, Working with Vellum and Black & White Greeting Cards. Linda Rogers is returning to teach us new techniques for cardmaking in her fun and easy workshops. Fee covers all card materials. Plan on going home with several cards to share with family and friends. No special artistic skills required. You'll be guided through the cardmaking process one step at a time. Advance sign-ups required, class size is limited. Please bring a pair of scissors and a small bottle of craft glue to class.

volunteer and avid reader has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Comunity Center $0.50 drop-in

Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

4/3

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

5/1

The Perfidious Parrot by Janwillem Van DeWetering

Instructor: Linda Rogers LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Comunity Center $10

55 Alive Refresher Course

1 class

Mon

9:00am-10:30am

3/26

Working With Vellum

This 4-1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who

Mon

9:00am-10:30am

4/30

Embossing Techniques

have taken the 8-hour course within the last 4 years. Completion of the course entitles those folks over 55 to a discount on their auto insurance. The refresher course is good for 3 years and can be re-

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Comunity Center

peated. Call 943-5851 for more information or to register for class.

$10 1 class

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Comunity Center

Mon

9:00am-10:30am

5/21

B&W Greeting Cards $12 AARP members / $14 non-AARP members:

For additional art classes, see pages 13-18 in the drawing and painting section.

Tue

12:00pm-4:30pm

1 class 4/17

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50+ Write Your Memoirs

Pinochle

Learn how to find your own voice to tell your life story in an inter-

Join a great group of card-playing folks for a fun afternoon. All

esting and lively manner. Start the fascinating process of recording

ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how

some of your unique life experiences. Facilitator: Bob Lewis.

to play.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Comunity Center

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

$20 members / $25: non-members (one time only fee)

$0.50 Drop-in

Every Fri

Every Mon

1:30pm-3:00pm

12:00pm-3:30pm

Investment Discussion Group

Bridge Programs

All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged

Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required.

to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and

Players are rotated into the group for that day's play. For Mara-

insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing,

thon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordi-

this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of

nator is required.

the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 9435851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

1:30pm-4:00pm

4/17

Every Thu

Sunday Drop-In Bridge

Free

1:30pm-4:00pm

3/20, 5/15

$0.50 drop-in

Every Sun

Drop-In Bingo Enjoy a fun day of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Play is divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Cards are sold separately for each session and are $0.50 each. Paper games are also played and are $0.25 for each card. A great activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun with friends. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Comunity Center

Early-Bird Bingo $0.50 PER CARD

Every Thu

11:00am-11:45am

Afternoon Bingo $0.50 PER CARD

Every Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

For additional Bridge and Mah-Jongg classes, see page 47 in the Personal Enrichment section.

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LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Comunity Center

Tue

Thursday Bridge $0.50 drop-in

Free

Tue

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12:30pm-4:00pm

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge $0.50 drop-in

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

Marathon Bridge $20

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Senior Services

Sports Tennis

Blood Pressure Screening

Join other tennis players at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50. LOCATION Tennis Courts, Larkey Park

pressure for free. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Free

Every Mon, Wed, Fri

Drop in on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to check your blood

Free

8:00am-12:00pm

Wed

9:00am-11:00am

5/9

Bowling

Hot Meals

Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play at Dia-

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

blo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 9:45am to 12:00pm.

Call 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a reservation. Suggested donation is $2. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Comunity Center

Creakers Softball

$2 suggested donation

Join our “over 50” softball program. Call Terry White at 925-9257508.

Mon-Thur

12:00pm-1:00pm

Fri

11:30am-1:00pm

No meals served 4/9-4/13

Fee: $72/year

Deaf Seniors Club Club 55 Skiers

Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative

Club 55 is a ski club for active adults, sponsored by the WCSC. For

speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call

more information, please call Preston at 256-3531.

California Relay Services, VOICE 1-800-735-2922 or TDD by calling 1-800-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Cycling Club

Free

The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00am for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors Club membership is required to participate. Contact Peter Culshaw at wcmini@att.net for more information.

Health & Fitness

Every Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

Case Management Case Management is available through Diablo Valley Foundation for free in-home assessments and consultation. Call 945-8040 for an appointment.

Walking Buddies

Bus Passes

Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for 1 to 1½ hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting 2 to 3 hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the coordinator.

County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Home Chore & Respite Registry Home Chore and Respite Registry is a free service provided by

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to elders

$1 drop-in

in need of assistance. Call 937-8311 for more information.

Walking Buddies I

Every Tuesday

8:00am-12:00pm

Walking Buddies II

Every Thursday

8:00am-12:00pm

Investment Counseling Investment Counseling available from 1:30pm-3:30pm the first Tuesday of each month. Call 943-5851 for an appointment.

For additional Health & Fitness Classes, see pages 43-44 in the Health & Fitness section.

Free

First Tue

1:30pm-3:30pm

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INSURANCE COUNSELING

Walnut Creek Seniors Club

Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Call 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC. Please call 938-1895 for Long Term Care counseling appointments.)

Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek

OFFICE OF AGING

and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit

Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social

Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County

Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50

Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020.

and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program

LEGAL SERVICES

flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of

Senior Legal Services are available by appointment every second

special interest drop-in activities, services and travel oppor-

Thursday from 10:00am-12:15pm and the fourth Thursday from

tunities. For January-December annual dues of only $12.00,

11:00am–1:15pm. Call 943-5851 for your appointment.

Club members enjoy discounts on special events, savings on

WILLS PREPARATION

local and international trips, access to lots and lots of activi-

Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first

blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income

Monday of each month from 1:30pm–3:00pm. Call 943-5851 for an

tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join,

appointment.

come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

4:00pm, Monday through Friday, or call 943-5851 for more

ties, and free social services including financial counseling,

information.

You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call 933-1434 from 9:00am11:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday through Friday from 9:15am-11:30am and from 1:00pm-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 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

50+ Drop-In Activities SEE ACTIvITy DESCRIPTIONS FOR MORE INFO MONDAyS Pinochle: 12:30pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

TUESDAyS Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:20am, Lobby

WEDNESDAyS Bazaar Group: 9:30am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

THURSDAyS Bingo: 11:00am–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am, Lobby 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 Friday Tea Dances 12:30pm-4:30pm Assembly Hall

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 PROGRAMMING INFORMATION

Howe History Tour Sunday, April 15, 1:00 pm, Howe Homestead Park From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats, and pigeon flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk about his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 ext. 3521.

Mountain Lions – Cryptic Cats of the East Bay Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 pm, Old Borges Ranch Seldom seen and rarely heard, these wild animals maintain a healthy population in the East Bay and are the top cat in the food chain. Join wildlife biologist Jim Hale as he gives first-hand accounts of the lives of the Big Cats. Through photos taken by game cameras and other field research, Jim will fascinate each and all about this noble feline. Among his many titles, Jim is a conservation biologist for the Bay Area Puma Project and Felidae Conservation Fund. He is working to identify, preserve and conserve wildlife corridors. Reservations are required and the program is limited to 30 participants. Reservations can be made by calling Ranger Bruce Weidman at 925/943-5899 ext. 2665. Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. Reservations are required for all programs if you are bringing a group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at Ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most programs

Celebrate Earth Day Sunday, April 22

are 1–1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompa-

The Open Space is planning a full day of celebrating our wonder-

nied by and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the program

ful world. We will have a morning volunteer project at one of our

or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel that

Open Space areas that will have opportunities for both adults and

activity. You may call the Ranger listed for more information or to

children to give back to the Earth. Following the morning work

confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps

project we will have a community picnic, environmental education

are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a message includ-

exploration for children and a lively, evening campfire program.

ing your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek.org

More information will be available by March 1. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Supervising Ranger Nancy Dawson Dollard at 925/943-5899 ext. 2135.

Ranger-Led Programs Who Pooped in the Park? Sunday, April 8, 1:00pm - 2:30 pm, Lime Ridge Open Space Many animals call Lime Ridge home, yet they are rarely seen. How do we know they are here? The signs they leave behind tell us who’s in the park and what they’re doing. Join us on a search for scat, tracks and other animal signs in the park. Meet at the parking lot located at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 ext. 3521.

Frog Fanatics: Save The Frogs Day. Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm- 9:00 pm, Hanna Grove Picnic Area and Bob Pond at Shell Ridge Celebrate the 4th Annual Save the Frogs Day by attending our Frog Fanatics program. We will meet at the Bob Pond/Hanna Grove Picnic Area and enjoy a short presentation in the amphitheater on our native frogs. As darkness falls on the area we will look and listen for the frogs and toads that are found in and around Bob Pond. Dress appropriately, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a flashlight. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. For more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 ext. 2162.

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Open Space International Migratory Bird Day at Borges Ranch Saturday, May 12, 11:00am – 3:00pm, Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge Open Space

Heritage Day at Old Borges Ranch Saturday, June 16, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Old Borges Ranch Heritage Day is a day for the family to learn about and celebrate the ranching history of Walnut Creek. There will be music, food,

The 20th Anniversary theme is Connecting People to Bird Conser-

displays, games, and lots more fun at the ranch. Specific informa-

vation. The day will include bird crafts and activities for children, a

tion will be available soon and in the Summer Activity Guide. For

program on bird migration followed by a bird walk to see migrant

more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 ext. 2162.

birds around Borges Ranch, and opportunities to learn how you

On-Going Programs

can help birds survive in an ever changing world. Reservations are required for the children’s activities. For more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 ext. 2162.

Monthly Birding Programs Blacksmithing at Old Borges Forge

Join Ranger Dan Bylin and learn about our local bird life. While we

Saturday, May 19, 2:00pm, Old Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge

tat requirements, where to find specific species and other interest-

Adults – relive your childhood as you get dirty, make noise, smash

ing facts about our feathered friends. Be sure to bring binoculars

things, and play with fire! Here’s your chance to bang on some hot iron to make a simple hook or just come by and watch others. Meet at the Old Borges Ranch. $2.00 per person materials fee and the minimum age to work on the forge is 12 years old. Reserva-

search for birds we will discuss identification tips, behaviors, habi-

and a small notepad to record your observations. Carry water and a hat, and wear sturdy shoes. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 ext. 2162.

tions are required if you are going to make a hook. For more information call Ranger Bruce Weidman at 925/943-5899 ext 2665.

Harvesting Howe Honey

Borges Ranch Saturday, March 24, 9:00am – 11:00am We will stroll around the historic ranch looking for the first spring

Sunday, May 20, 10:00am and 1:00pm, Howe Homestead

migrants of the year while enjoying our winter visitors that have

We’ll be busy as bees as we harvest and sample fresh local honey.

not left yet on their northern migration. Meet at Borges Ranch

Humans have harvested honey for thousands of years for a num-

under the windmill.

ber of uses. Come and learn about honeybees and enjoy a taste of their labor. Rain will not cancel this activity. Reservations are required for this program. For more information call Ranger Art

Putnam Creek at Acalanes Open Space

Janke at 925/943-5899 ext 3521.

Saturday, April 21, 9:00am – 11:00am This hike will take us through oak woodlands and along Putnum

Ancient Ways Saturday – Atlatl Toss & ISAC Contest

Creek as we search for nesting vireos and migrant warblers. Meet

Saturday, June 2, 10:00am, Sugarloaf Open Space

May’s birding program is Migratory Bird Day on May 12. See the

at the end of Sousa Drive.

write up above.

Try your skill at tossing the Atlatl, “The Atom Bomb of the Stone Age.” The atlatl has been in use for over 20,000 years. You can also enter an internationally accredited contest (ISAC). Contest winners will receive a specially engraved bone pendant and maybe get their name in the World Atlatl magazine. Open target at 10:00 am and the ISAC starts at 11:00 am. For information call Ranger Bruce Weidman at 925/943-5899 ext 2665.

Old Borges Ranch Tours The last Saturday of each month: March 31, April 28, May 26, 2:00 – 3:00pm, Borges Ranch. 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 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. Reservations are not required. For information call Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 ext. 2162.

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Open Space Quick Chicks

Plantapolooza 2012: Flowers Gone Wild!

The last Saturday of each month at Borges Ranch.

The City of Walnut Creek’s Open Space Preserves is comprised of

Join us for a “quick” look at some specific chicken breeds that we have on the ranch. These quick ½ hour programs are great for kids and adults alike. Learn about the history and attributes of certain chicken breeds. Don’t miss these programs if you are curious about chickens or are considering starting your own chicken flock. For more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 ext. 2162.

four separate parks, each located on a different compass point of the City, and contain hundreds of species of plants. From common and colorful, to fragrant and elegant, all are unimaginably unique. Forming carpets and canopies, or sentinels of solitude, myriad plant life abounds. From novice to knower these hikes will provide any plant enthusiast an opportunity to experience the rich diversity in our local protected parklands. Dress for weather and wear sturdy footwear. Most programs are approximately two hours.  For information please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at 925/943-5899 ext

Silkies: The Real Easter Bunny?

2665.

Saturday, March 31, 1 – 1:30pm Frizzles: Who Did Your Feathers!

#1 Wildflowers of Shell Ridge

Saturday, April 28, 1 – 1:30pm

Saturday, April 7, 2:00pm

Barred Plymouth Rocks: America’s Favorite

Saturday, May 26, 1 – 1:30pm

First, we’ll meander through the drier, open quarries to view penstemon, fuchsia, and stonecrops, then it’s on to the shady Indian Creek drainage to seek out ferns and irises before moving into grasslands for buttercups and more. Meet at the end of Sutherland

Getting To Know Your Neighbors Series Learn about some of your interesting and misunderstood neigh-

Drive.

bors that live in our Open Space parklands. We are often asked

#2 Habitats of Acalanes Open Space

questions about some of the critters that live in our Open Space

Saturday, April 14, 2:00pm

and wander into your backyards. This is your chance to ask the Ranger questions and learn about the animals that call our homes

Sousa Trail starts with open woodlands before dropping into

their homes. We will talk about how we can live in harmony with

a dark, fern-laden gorge and then climbs back up into open

these neighbors that can sometimes be a nuisance. Meet in the

grassland. All this in the first one-half mile! This moderate hike

Carriage Barn at Borges Ranch for this program. For more informa-

includes the Putnam Creek drainage as well as the Monarch Ridge

tion call Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 ext. 2162.

area. Hike takes three hours. Meet at the end of Sousa Drive.

Skunks: Our Smelly Neighbors

#3 Useful Plants

Sunday, April 1, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Saturday, April 21, 2:00pm

Raccoons: Raiders of the Unlocked Trashcans

Dozens of plants will be on display to feel, sniff, taste, and experi-

Sunday, May 6, 10:30am – 12:00pm

ence. What can relieve an itch? What can make your feet smell better? What’s edible or not? Make and take a natural craft. Discover

Woodpeckers: Who’s Pecking on My House?

the sustainable world our local plants can provide. This is an easy

Sunday June 3, 10:30am – 12:00pm

hike on flat trails at Lime Ridge. Meet behind Boundary Oak Golf Course. Follow signs to the meeting spot.

Moon Stalkers – Night Hikes in the Preserves Join us as we take to the trails after sunset. We’ll do some nightfall

#4 Explore Sugarloaf’s Native Plant Garden

activities and maybe get a chance to see nature’s night shift in

Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm

action. Bring binoculars and a flashlight. Due to the popularity of

Shutter bugs unite! Over 30 species of plants are now growing in

these special hikes, reservations are required. For more information call Ranger Bruce Weidman at 925/943-5899 ext 2665. Friday, April 6, 7:30pm, Full Egg Moon, Acalanes Ridge Saturday, May 12, 8:00pm, Dark Night, Shell Ridge

the garden. Drop by and tour the garden. Bring a camera for some fantastic photos, or use our live-action Scope-on-a-Rope, hooked up to our computer. For a materials fee of $2.00 each, snap and print your own picture of a micro-world hidden within a flower.

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Tennis

WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER

Lessons and Programs Individual and group lessons are available for all ages and playing levels. For further information regarding lessons and programs, please call 945-0105.

Advance Court Reservations Court reservations for Heather Farm may be made up to 8 days in advance by calling the Tennis Center at 945-0105 during pro shop hours or at www.lifetimetennis.com. Court is forfeited after 15 minutes.

Ball Machine Rental Ball machine rental is available. No one under the age of 15 years old may use the ball machine unless accompanied by an adult.

Tennis Program Notes 1. Pre-registration is required for all tennis programs. 2. No registration for classes accepted by phone. 3. Lessons may be combined or cancelled based on registrations. Participants may be reassigned according to age, ability, and class size.

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

4. Class refunds are only given if requested no less than 10 days prior to the first class meeting. Requests made after that time but at least 3 days prior to first class meeting will incur a $5 service charge. No refunds or credits given less than 3 days prior to the start of class.

based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to

5. Full refunds will be granted for classes or programs cancelled by

reserve court use, provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket

Lifetime Tennis.

stringing service, and a higher level of maintenance. Other public tennis courts located at community parks and schools in Walnut

6. No refunds given for non-attendance.

Creek are available free of charge.

7. Rainouts will be made up on days specified on page 76.

Office & Court Hours

8. No refunds given unless makeups are cancelled.

Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm

Court Rules

Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm

1. Please do not bring the following on court: food, drinks, skate-

Program Registration

boards, bikes, in-line skates, scooters, pets or small children who are not playing tennis. Drinking water is okay on court.

Please make checks payable to Lifetime Tennis. Please do NOT use the City of Walnut Creek registration form. Use the Lifetime

2. Shirts and non-marking shoes required.

Tennis registration form at www.lifetimetennis.com.

3. No personal ball machines.

Registration Methods

4. City-sponsored lessons only.

• Online at www.lifetimetennis.com

Racquet Stringing

• Mail in to Lifetime Tennis, 1751 Heather Dr., Walnut Creek 94598

Fees include labor:

• In-person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center

$15 choice of Synthetic Gut or Stamina strings

Rain Procedure

$20 choice of Sensation or Adrenaline strings

On rainy days, staff may close the courts until they are playable. Call 945-0105 to see if courts are dry. Make-ups will be scheduled for lesson and league rainouts. Dates can be found on page 76 or online at www.lifetimetennis.com. 74

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$30 choice of NXT, Luxilon Big Banger or ALU Power Spin strings $10 labor only (bring your own strings)


Tennis

Community Tennis Programs YOUTH TENNIS (AGES 4-15)

IMPROVEMENT & JUNIOR TEAM CAMPS Students are grouped by age and ability levels on 1st day of class. Introductory students will learn and improve their Forehand, Backhand, Volley, Overhead and Serve through our unique "court rotation and activity system". Intermediate and Junior Team stu-

LITTLE TENNIS & SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

dents will develop specialty shots and play in Singles and Doubles

This specialized program is designed to stimulate, challenge and

ice water is provided

appeal to children 4 to 6 years old. A team of highly trained and motivated “team leaders” will help provide a wonderful environment of intellectual and physical intrigue. Students and parents alike will be impressed by the dynamic range of learning aides and carefully designed development plans used throughout this program. Equipment can be purchased in the Heather Park Tennis Center Pro Shop.

Round Robin Tournaments. The instructor(s) will help players with scoring, rules and match strategy. Players should bring a snack;

A D U LT T E N N I S ( 1 6 & U P )

BEGINNING For students with little or no previous tennis instruction. Students will be introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve, and basic vocabulary. Class goal: maintain a six-to-ten shot "short court" rally and serve an average of 1 out of 3 balls into the correct service

LITTLE RALLYER (6-9 years old)

box.

The Lifetime Tennis Rallyer program is for promising young play-

ADVANCED BEGINNING

ers that demonstrate the skills necessary to become future tournament players. This program is designed to give our little rallyers rigorous training in technique, footwork, and rallying skills. Registration with instuctor approval only. For details please contact our Tennis Director, Joe Noth, at joen@lifetimetennis.com.

GREEN, BLUE, RED LEVELS This 3 tiered introduction program is designed to develop early tennis skills that include stage 1, 2 and 3 balls, ground strokes (stationary and moving), serving (1/2 and full motion), volleys, overheads, and basic vocabulary. Students are grouped by age and ability levels the 1st day of class. Class goal: to maintain “full court” rallies and serve 1 of 3 balls into correct service box while using proper technique. Graduates are encouraged to join the

For students completing 10 or more hours of beginning tennis. In this level, we will be adding movement to groundstroke rallying and improving serving technique. Class goal: maintain a fullcourt rally and serve an average of 1 out of 2 balls into the correct service box.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED For students who have completed 10-20 hours of advanced beginning tennis. Students will be introduced to volleys and overheads while improving overall confidence and consistency of the forehand, backhand and serve. Added movement becomes a key component at this level. Class goal: to be able to play an actual singles or doubles match.

Bronze, Silver and Gold program.

DRILL CLASS

BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD LEVELS

Prerequisite: Intermediate course or instructor approval. Work-

For students who graduated from the Green, Blue & Red Level program or can fulfill the program requirements. Students will learn

outs cover ground strokes, volleys, overheads, and serving drills. A great class for those wanting to move and hit lots of tennis balls.

topspin, under spin sidespin; add and reduce the power to shots,

DOUBLES STRATEGY

and develop specialty shots. Program drills enhance quickness,

Always poaching when you shouldn’t? Can’t figure out what to do

balance and racquet control for improved consistency and accuracy. Class goal: Develop foundation to become a well-rounded tennis player, successfully play singles and doubles matches, and to play in local tennis leagues, school teams or tournaments.

against those tough pushers? The Doubles Strategy class will give you an edge over the competition through proven techniques and strategies that you can implement in your game right away. The class will cover a variety of common scenarios and playing styles

LITTLE TENNIS & RALLYER CAMPS

to help tailor your game with the perfect strategy.

Specially designed tennis nets, racquets & low bouncing balls

SERVE, RETURN, BACKHAND, or NET GAME

are used to provide an enjoyable learning experience for younger

These classes are designed to improve one specific tennis stroke

players (4-6 years). Several short breaks are taken so that students can regain energy (bring a snack) and cool down (ice water provided). Little Tennis students will learn to recognize, demonstrate and successfully hit the Forehand, Backhand and Serve. They will learn parts of the racquet and court, and improve coordination and

that may be giving a player the most trouble and preventing him/her from reaching that next level of performance. Technical improvements, strategic advice and practice tips will be provided throughout the program.

motor skills. Players should bring a snack; ice water is provided.

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Tennis Spring Session-Bonus/Make up days: All Sunday through Friday classes, Saturday April 14 & May 19. Times to be determined. All Saturday classes, Sunday April 15 & May 20. Times to be determined.

Spring Tennis Programs Little Tennis & Athletic Development (Ages 4-6) • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1

*June 2 & 3 classes will be held at Northgate high school /no class April 8

Level Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds

Ages 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6

Day Sun Sun Thur Fri Sat

Time 9:15am-10:00am 1:15pm-2:00pm 4:15pm-5:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm 9:15am-10:00am

Dates 4/1-6/17* 4/1-6/17* 3/29-6/14 3/30-6/15 3/31-6/16*

# classes 11 11 12 12 12

Fee $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

# classes 12 12 12

Fee $180R/198NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR

# classes 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 11

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $252R/$277NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9) • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1

*June 2 & 3 classes will be held at Northgate high school

Level Rally Rally Rally

Ages 6-9 6-9 6-9

Day Sat Mon Wed

Time 3:15pm-4:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm

Dates 3/31-6/16* 3/26-6/11 3/28-6/13

GREEN, BLUE, RED (Ages 7-15) • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1

*June 2 & 3 classes will be held at Northgate high school /no class April 8

Level Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Int. (4:1 ratio) Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate

Ages 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 10-15 10-15 10-15 10-15

Day Thur Fri Sat Sat Sun Sun Wed Fri Sat Sun

Time 5:00pm-6:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 2:00pm-3:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 3:00pm-4:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm

Session 1 3/29-6/14 3/30-6/15 3/31-6/16* 3/31-6/16* 4/1-6/17* 4/1-6/17* 3/28-6/13 3/30-6/15 3/31-6/16* 4/1-6/17*

Junior Development (Ages 8-17) • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 *June 2 & 3 classes will be held at Northgate high school /no class April 8

Drop in $28R/$31NR Level Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels

Ages 8-17

Day Mon

Time 4:00pm-6:00pm

Dates 3/26-6/11

Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels Match Play

8-17 8-17 8-17 8-17

Wed Fri Sat Sun

4:00pm-6:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm 4:00pm-6:00pm 4:00pm-5:30pm

3/28-6/13 3/30-6/15 3/31-6/16* 4/1-6/17*

# classes 12

Fee $264R/$290NR

12 12 12 11

$264R/$290NR $264R/$290NR $264R/$290NR $107R/$118NR

# classes 12

Fee $132R/$145NR

Adult Tennis Lessons (16 & UP) • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1

*June 2 & 3 classes will be held at Northgate high school /no class April 8

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Ages 16+

Day Mon

Time 8:00am-9:00am

Dates 3/26-6/11


Tennis Cardio Cardio Cardio Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1 ratio) Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Doubles Strategy Ladies Int/Adv

16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+

Mon Wed Sun Mon Mon Sat Sun Mon Mon Thur Thur Mon Thur Fri Sat Wed Sat Wed Wed

9:00pm-10:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 8:00am-9:00am 9:00am-10:00am 7:00pm-8:00pm 12:00pm-1:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 8:00pm-9:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 6:00pm-7:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 12:30pm-1:30pm 8:00am-9:00am 10:00am-11:00am 9:00am-10:00am 6:00pm-7:00pm 8:00pm-9:00pm

3/26-6/11 3/28-6/13 4/1-6/17* 3/26-6/11 3/26-6/11 3/31-6/16* 4/1-6/17* 3/26-6/11 3/26-6/11 3/29-6/14 3/29-6/14 3/26-6/11 3/29-6/14 3/30-6/15 3/31-6/16* 3/28-6/13 3/31-6/16* 3/28-6/13 3/28-6/13

12 12 11 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

Men’s Advanced Drill Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Backhand/Net Game Serve & Return Specialty Shot

16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+

Thur Wed Thur Fri Sat Sat

8:00pm-9:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 11:30pm-12:30pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm

3/29-6/14 3/28-6/13 3/29-6/14 3/30-6/15 3/31-6/16* 3/31-6/16*

12 12 12 12 12 12

$132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR

NEW | Friday Night Play with the Pro Friday Night Play With Pro

Every Friday evening 8:00pm-10:00pm

$4 current pass holders / $8 non pass holders

NEW | Private Lessons (45 minutes) Private Lessons Private Lessons

1 student single lesson $50 2-4 students single lesson $56

1 student 6 pak of lessons $279 2-4 students 6 pak of lessons $310

NEW | Adult Rotational Doubles Leagues (Age 18 & UP) Level Men’s 3.5-4.0 Ladies 3.5-4.0 Ladies 2.5-3.0

Day Mon Thur Mon

Time 8:00am-10:00pm 8:00am-10:00pm 12:00pm-2:00pm

Dates 4/2-5/24 4/5-5/21 4/2-5/21

Fee $32 pass holders/$64 non passholders $32 pass holders/$64 non passholders $32 pass holders/$64 non passholders

Spring Tennis Camps NEW | Little Tennis & Rallyer Camps (Ages 4-6) • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 Level Little Tennis/Rallyer Summer Camp Little Tennis/Rallyer Summer Camp

Ages 4-6 4-6

Day M-F M-F

Time 9:00am-11:00am 9:00am-11:00am

Session Dates 4/2-4/6 4/9-4/13

Session Fee $142R/$156NR $142R/$156NR

NEW | Improvement, Match Play & Jr. Team Camps (Ages 6-15) • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 Level Match Play & Jr. Team Camp Match Play & Jr. Team Camp Match Play & Jr. Team Camp Match Play & Jr. Team Camp

Ages 6-15 6-15 6-15 6-15

Days M-F M-F M-F M-F

Time 9:00am-12:00pm 12:30pm-3:30pm 9:00am-12:00pm 12:30pm-3:30pm

Session Dates 4/2-4/6 4/2-4/6 4/9-4/13 4/9-4/13

Session Fee $164R/$180NR $164R/$180NR $164R/$180NR $164R/$180NR

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Facility Rentals

FACILITY RENTALS Looking for that special place for a memorable wedding reception, family reunion, or company picnic? Do you need space to hold a seminar, meeting, or banquet? Walnut Creek Recreation Division has just the place for you! Heather Farm Community Center, Shadelands Arts Center, Civic Park Community Center, and the new Walnut Creek Library are available for private use. Let our professional staff help you find the perfect place for your event. Heather Farm Community Center sits comfortably in the middle of beautiful Heather Farm Park, directly off Ygnacio Valley Road. The attractive Lakeside Room has banquet seating for up to 200, a kitchen, dry bar, and a large outdoor patio, while the Club Room is great for small meetings. Shadelands Arts Center is directly off Ygnacio Valley Road and has been extensively remodeled. The faciliSite/Room

Capacity

ty is in-demand for large social and corporate events and has banquet seating for 300 guests. The Dance Studio is great for small events up to 100 guests and several classrooms are also available. Civic Park Community Center is nestled among oak and redwood trees and features immediate access to large grassy areas. This center has several rooms available for rental, the largest of

Use Weekdays

Heather Farm Community Center Club Room (Small) Lakeside Room (Large)

60 200

Civic Park Community Center Conference Room (Small) 40-60 Lounge (Small) Social Hall (Medium)

90-100

Assembly Hall (Large)

200-225

which accommodates 250 people and the smallest of which holds up to 65. A large, lovely gazebo is also available for rentals at Civic Park. Walnut Creek Library is a convenient location in downtown Walnut Creek. The Oak View Room has a capacity of 50-150 guests and the Las Trampas Conference Room can accommodate 16 seated at a large conference table.

Hourly Rate Saturdays

(M-Th and F until 5pm)

Fridays (after 5pm & Sundays)

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit

$65 $45 $80 $65

$65 $45 $150 $120

$65 $45 $125 $105

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Non-Profit

$65 $45 $100 $65 $80 $65

$65 $45 $100 $65 $150 $120

$65 $45 $100 $65 $125 $105

Shadelands Art Center Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Non-Profit

$25

$25

$25

$100 $65 $80 $65

$100 $65 $175 $145

$100 $65 $125 $105

16 (seated)

All

$35

$35

$35

50-150

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit

$100 $65

$100 $65

$100 $65

Classroom/Conference

20-50

Dance Studio (Medium)

100

Auditorium (Large)

300

Walnut Creek Library Las Trampas Conference Room/Classroom Oak View Room (Medium)

Facility Rental Office at Heather Farm Community Center (925) 256-3575 78

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You may also visit our website at www.walnut-creek.org/rentals for more information


Center Rep / Bedford Gallery

SNAP: A National Juried Photography Exhibition On view thru February 19, 2012 This national survey of photography presents a surprising and diverse portrait of who we are as a nation today.

Rumors

SNAP: Sandra Elkind, flat pennies, 2011, C-print

Neil Simon’s comic masterpiece By Neil Simon March 30-April 28

Brett Weston, 1950-1980: Land Figure & Abstract On view thru February 19, 2012

Spring Awakening

This exhibition offers a rare glimpse at

A haunting and provocative rock-musical

can photographer Brett Weston, son of

historic artworks by renowned Ameriesteemed master photographer Edward

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater Music by Duncan Sheik

Weston. Brett Weston, Coastal Scene, silver gelatin print

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind (Adult language and situations) April 19-May 6

Xanadu

OUTFITTERS: The Contemporary Art of Clothing March 4 – May 13, 2012 This intriguing exhibition presents 19 artists from the US and beyond who use the armature of

The legendary Broadway hit from the Olivia Newton-John cult

clothing or actual clothing as a premise for creat-

movie!

ing sculpture. Public reception Sunday, March 3, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Book by Douglas Carter Beane Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar May 18 – June 23 All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts Celebrating 21 years at 1601 Civic Drive

Elisabeth Lecourt, Arc-en Ciel, 2011, map of the world

School Tours Our talented group of volunteer Docents tour children from the entire Bay Area and complete each visit with an art project. Tours are $85 per group and can be scheduled by calling (925) 295-1423. 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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Registration where we are Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget, 94598 Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive 94596

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.arts-ed.org.

fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 9443598 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park.

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Standards of behavior For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the City of Walnut Creek expects all participants and spectators to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. 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.

Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 TiceValley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept ........................... 925.943.5848 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Turf Hotline (Field Conditions) ...............................................925.256.3574 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Swimming Pools Heather Farm, Clarke Memorial Pool ................................... 925.943.5856 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531 Civic Arts Education............................................................... 925.943.5846 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5858 Foothill Community Gymnasium ......................................... 925.256.3539 2775 Cedro Lane 94598 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 Bay Mountain Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Tennis Center & Pro Shop ......................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Bob Simmons, Mayor; Kish Rajan, Mayor Pro Tem; Kristina Lawson; Cindy Silva; Gary Skrel City Manager Ken Nordhoff Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services Barry Gordon Arts Commission Reginald Marshall; Fritz Brunner; Suzanne Masella; Carol Fowler; Jacquelyn Smith Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Dan Lawrence; Richard G. Carlston; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Joe Stadum; Richard Underwood; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre - registration

R egistration 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 February 21. REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT TEL (HOME)

TEL (CELL/WORK)

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP

EMAIL ADDRESS

PARTICIPANT NAME

M/F

DOB ACTIVITY NAME

1ST CHOICE

ACCOUNT #

START DATE

2ND CHOICE

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 $2 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

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!

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those

Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

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Golf

Experience Boundary Oak

Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Golf Outings, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Lives. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes ranging from 10-400. • Indoor & Lakeside Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings.

Golf Course Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any level of golfer. • 55 stall lighted Driving Range including a 10 stall grass tee hitting area. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and First Tee of Contra Costa.

• Ample Complimentary Parking.

• Host to 200 Tournaments annually.

• Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and Lime Ridge Open Space.

• Host of the PGA Nationwide Tour Qualifier for the Fresh Express Classic.

• Unique Dining Events held every month including: 4th Friday Dinners, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and more.

Contact Us At (925) 934-3600 x 21

For Tee Times Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 10 For Tournaments Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 13

3800 valley vista road | walnut creek, ca 94598 | www.playboundaryoak.com

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Index A rts

Dance

Glass

50+

Youth Kindertots, 18 Mommy and Me: Parent & Child, 19 Pre-Ballet, 19 Kinderdance, 19 Creative Movement, 19 Tap-Children, 19 Pre-Ballet II, 20 Ballet for Children I, 20 Ballet For Children II, 20 Jazz/Hip Hop, 20 Musical Theater Dance, 21 Ballet for Children III, 21 Hip Hop, 21 Ballet for Children IV, 21 Diablo Ballet Professional Int/Adv Program, 22

Adult Glass Fusing & Slumping, 28 Dichroic Fused Glass, 28 Fused Glass (Beg-Adv), 28 Mosaics-Pique Assiette, 28

Heartshapers, 43 Move to Improve Your Balance, 43 Senior Sculpt, 43 Chair Yoga, 43 Gentle Yoga, 43 Gentle Exercise, 44 Zumba For Beginners, 44

Ceramics & Sculpture Youth Clay Play: Little Worlds, 6 Clay for Homeschoolers, 6 Clay Works One, 6 Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding, 7 Adult Ceramics, 7 Intro to Sculpture (Beg/Adv), 8 Garden of Earthy Delights (Int/Adv), 8 Handmade Art Tiles & Wall Reliefs, 8 Let’s Set a Table (Int/Adv), 8 Pottery Making for Raku Firing, 8 Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv), 9 Open Studio Ceramics, 9

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking Youth Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent, 9 I Can Do Art, 10 Primary Colors: Early Elem. Art, 10 Spring Art Days, 10 Collage & Construction, 10 Paint Box, 10 Cartooning: Basic Skills, 11 Drawing & Painting From Nature, 11 Kids’ Sketch: An Intro to Drawing, 11 Fundamentals of Drawing, 11 Int/Adv Cartooning: Character Development & Video Game Concepts, 11 Mixed Media Mural: Endangered Species of California, 12 Adventures in Abstract Art, 12 Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio, 12 Paint Your Face: Creative Styles From Picasso to Whistler, 12 How to Draw Anime/Manga, 12 Painting in Gouache: Color & Comp, 12 Storyboard Animation Illustration, 13 Teen Drawing & Painting, 13 Adult Drawing Class: Explorations in Drawing with Color, 13 Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums, 14 Intro to Painting: Oil/Acrylics, 14 Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics, 14 Secrets of Perspective & Composition (Beg-Adv), 14 Enjoy Water Color (Beg/Int), 14 Watercolor (Int/Adv), 14 Printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Relief & Collograph, 15 Abstract & Nonobjective Painting, 15 Figure Drawing, 15 Portrait & Figure Painting, 15 Portrait & Landscape Painting From Photographs: Oil/Acrylics, 16 Japanese Brush Painting, 16 Painting Still Life Like Old Masters, 16 Plein Air Painting Experience, 16 Intro to Digital Painting, 16 Mix Those Media!, 17 Acrylics & Oils: Independent Study, 17 Starting Art: Drawing from the Very Beginning, 17 Silk Painting, 17 Sketchbook Journal Workshop, 17 Mokuhanga (Japanese Woodblock), 17 Encaustic Painting & Collage (Hot Wax), 18 Printmaking Open Studio, 18 Open Studio Figure Drawing, 18 Painting Open Studio, 18

Adult Tap-Adult, 22 Adult Ballet (Int), 22

Decorative & Fiber Arts Youth Kinder-Early Elementary Sew, 33 Fashion Forward, 33

Adult Loom Weaving (Beg), 33 Loom Weaving (Continuing), 33 Art of Tapestry Weaving, 34 Curious About Tapestry Weaving, 34 Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving, 34 Spin Everything, 34 Introducing Printed Fabric, 34 Layered Fabric Collage, 34

Music

Photography

Youth Family Music: Parent & Child, 22 Music Together, 22 Kids Make Music: Parent & Child, 23 Petite Pianist, 23 Twinkling Ivories (Beg), 23 Music Makers, 23 Music Together Big Kids, 23 Piano for Children, 24 Recorder 101 for Homeschoolers, 24 Beg Violin Ensemble for Children, 24 Intermediate String Orchestra, 24 I Can Sing, 24 Drum Circle, 24 Piano for Children, 25 Beg Classical Guitar for Tweens, 24 Piano Ensemble, 25 Cello Ensemble, 25 Beg Jazz Ensemble, 25 Rock Band Coaching, 26 Song & Chant Writing Workshop, 26 Jazz Band Ensemble, 26

Adult CAE Photography Forum, 30 Take Control of Your Digital Camera, 31 Using Your Camera Made Simple, 31 Photoshop Made Simple, 31 Dramatic Light Landscapes, 31 Exploring Close-Up Photography, 31 How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photos, 32 Lighting Techniques Made Simple, 32 Photographing Artwork Digitally, 32 Photoshop for Photographers, 32 Quiet on the Set HD Movie Making, 32 HD DSLR Video for Photographers, 32 Lights, Camera, Action HD Video Making, 33

Adult Guitar for Adults, 26 Listening to Music: Romantic Period, 26

Youth Theatre Company Mini Kids Theatre, 27 Kids Theatre, 27 Junior Theatre, 27 Teen Theatre, 27 Intro to Acting & Improvisation for Homeschoolers, 27

Jewelry Youth Create Stamped Jewelry, 29 Friendship Seed Bead Bracelet, 29 Wrapped Cord and Bead Bracelet, 29

Adult One Strand, Two Strands, Three…, 29 Steampunk Memory Necklace, 29 Glass Bead Making (Beg), 30 Jewelry Design & Construction, 30

Preschool , 35 Friends of CAE Foundation, 36-37

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Personal Enrichment Youth Toddling Around Mount Diablo, 44 Karate Tots-Keeping Kids Safe, 45 Spanish Immersion Preschool, 45 Spanish for School Age, 45 Kids Carpentry, 45 Chess Class, 45 Creative Writing-Young Storytellers, 46 Creative Writing-Homeschoolers, 46 Babysitting for Beginners, 46

Adult Bridge Class: Conventions, 47 Mah-Jongg (American), 47

Social Dance Youth Baton Twirling and Dance, 47 Tahitian Drum & Music, 47

Adult Tahitian Dance & Drumming, 48 All about Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa, 48 Agentine Tango, 48 Ballroom Dance for My Generation, 48 Belly Dance –Beg/Int, 49 Line Dance, 49 Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance, 49

50+ Tuesday Line Dance, 49 Ballroom Dance with the Stecks, 49

Marital Arts

Health & Fitness Youth Gymnastics-Parent/Child, 40 Fitness and Sports for Kids, 40 Gymnastics-Preschool, 40 Adult Capoeira, 40 Acupressure for Weight Loss, 40 Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement, 40 Floor Barre, 41 Hatha Yoga (Beg/Int), 41 Yoga Heart, 41 Yoga Heart for Cont. Students, 41 Pilates: In the Chair, 41 Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller, 42 Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/ Flexband, 42 Tai Chi & Chi Kung, 42 What Works Weight Loss Prgm, 42 Zumba, 42 Zumba Toning, 42 Community CPR, 46 CPR & First Aid Combo, 46 First Aid, 46 Basic Creative Writing, 46

Youth Tiny Tigers Karate, 50 Karate Kids, 50 Cutting Edge Martial Arts, 50

Adult Cutting Edge Martial Arts-Adults, 51

Food & Cooking Youth Busy Bee Cooks, 51 Cooking With Kids, 51 Cake and Cookie Decorating-Parent and Me, 51 Adult Creating Quick & Healthy Meals From Costco & Trader Joe’s, 52 Dim Sum, 52 Gluten-Free Cooking Basics, 52 Indonesian Cooking Series, 52 Raw Cuisine-Breakfast & Brunch, 52 Raw Cuisine-Forget Cooking!, 52

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Guide to Arts + Rec Spring 2012  

The brand new Guide to Arts + Rec Spring 2012 issue for the City of Walnut Creek.

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