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VOLUME N o 5 Spring 2013

CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

RECREATION

Knead and throw clay into dinnerware, garden vessels, tiles, sculptures, and more.

Spring Registration Starts February 19!

Dust off your instruments for Intro to Fiddle, Guitar In a Flash and Jazz Band.

Get Healthy! Check out our wide variety of Health & Fitness programs (pg 40) and fun Sports classes (pg 54).

Explore jewelry making with metal sheet, casting and wire, and unique beading techniques.

New Digital Animation and Game Design Classes for Kids! (pg 53)


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

Welcome to the Guide Recently, Americans for the Arts, the nation’s largest arts advocacy organization, released the results of the Arts and Economic Prosperity IV Study. While many understand and appreciate the value of the arts, most do not view the arts as an industry, nor do they think about its impact on the local economy. The study measured the economic impact of 22 Walnut Creek nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences on our community in 2010-11. It took into account the direct and indirect economic impact by these groups. Figures were derived by an econometric input/ output model customized by project economists for our community. What the study revealed is that the arts are a $32.5 million dollar industry in Walnut Creek. The industry supports 865 jobs and generates $2.8 million in state and local government revenue. Surprisingly, the median of similar study regions with populations of 50,000 to 99,999 people was only $10.8

This could be on meals and snacks, transportation and parking, souvenirs, childcare, lodging, etc. As one might assume, non-local attendees spent almost $6.00 more per person than local attendees. The arts have been resilient in tough economic times. Walnut Creek, as it is with its shopping and dining, is a regional destination for cultural and arts activities. Over 30% of the Lesher Center attendees come from outside of the county. When asked if people would travel to another community for the cultural experience if it were not offered in Walnut Creek, 59% said they would have traveled elsewhere. This figure shows that cultural tourism plays a major role in Walnut Creek. Arts and culture inspire, delight, and unite us — and are fundamental to our humanity. Those who care about the quality of life in Walnut Creek and strengthening our economy can feel good about investing in the arts and participating in arts-related activities, like a performance by Civic Arts Education’s Youth Theatre Company, a Music Together class at Tice Gym, a printmaking

“The arts are alive and well here in Walnut Creek and we are so fortunate to have the cultural opportunities that we do” million in annual expenditures. The arts are alive and well here in Walnut Creek, and we are so fortunate to have the cultural opportunities that we do.

workshop at Shadelands Arts Center, catching a performance at the Lesher Center for the Arts or viewing an exhibition at the Bedford Gallery!

As part of the study, audience members were polled from various arts and cultural events held at the Lesher Center for the Arts in 2010-11. We learned that Walnut Creek attendees spend $23.75 per person on average in our community beyond the price of a performance ticket.

The arts mean business. Supporting the arts in Walnut Creek makes dollars and sense. Barry Gordon Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services


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“ The Lesher Center for the Arts is a huge asset to the community, not only because of

MILLION Total

DOLLARS

generated

by arts and cultural organizations and their audiences in direct economic activity

865JOBS Number of (FTE)

supported

by the arts and culture industry

its core mission of providing access to the arts, but also because its very presence contributes immeasurably to Walnut Creek’s ability to position itself as a vibrant, complete city. This is very important to us as a restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek.“ — Ellen O’Connell McCarty General Manager, Walnut Creek Yacht Club

“Arts and culture are essential to the fabric of our community. The quality and variety of programs offered enrich the lives of our citizens and enhance the quality of life in Walnut

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Creek. In addition, the people who attend these programs contribute greatly to the vibrancy of our downtown economy.” — Bob Simmons Walnut Creek city Council

MILLION Culture-related

REVENUE

Generated for state and local governments

Arts & Economic Prosperity IV demonstrates that the non-profit arts

“Walnut Creek’s robust arts and cultural

and culture industry is an economic

programs, which reach the youngest children

driver in communities—a growth industry

and span our senior citizens, is the jewel in

that supports jobs, generates

the crown of the community. People are drawn

government revenue, and is a draw for

to Walnut Creek for many reasons...but our

tourism.

arts programs add a higher dimension to our personal lives as well as the cultural and

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$135.2 billion economic activity

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4.1 million full-time jobs

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$22.3 billion revenue to federal,

State and local government

economic success of our city.” — Jane Emanuel Walnut Creek Arts Commissioner — Jane Emanuel Walnut Creek Arts Commissioner


Tell us how you participate in the programs of Walnut Creek’s Arts, Recreation and Community Services and enter a chance to win!

A free arts or recreation class Free tickets to a Center REP performance Free admission to the Bedford Gallery Free swim passes A free round at Boundary Oak Golf Course You may be chosen to be featured on our website or to be the cover model for the Fall issue of the Guide to Arts + Rec!

Photo Contest

In 50 words or less, describe what Arts + Rec activity you enjoy and what it means to you. Email us a photo of you in action and tell us why YOU love the programs of Arts, Recreation and Community Services!

Discover a side of Walnut Creek that you may not have seen before. Join us the second Saturday of each month for behind-the-scenes explorations of Walnut Creek. Sessions are from 9:00am-10:30am. For location and registration information on these fun, free tours, visit our website.

School Year and Summer Preschool School Year and Summer Preschool offered at three locations! offered at three locations!

Fine Arts Preschool at Shadelands Art Center, Heather Farm and Civic Park Preschools offer both a school year program as well as and Civic Park Preschools offer both a school year program summer programming at all three sites. as Summer well as summer programmingthis at allyear threewill sites.offer Summer programming a programming this year will 10 week at the 10 week program atoffer the an Fine Arts program Preschool, Fine Preschool, an 8 week program at Civic a6 anArts 8 week program at Civic Park, andPark, a 6and week program Heather Farm. week programat at Heather Farm. Fine Arts Preschool at Shadelands Art Center, Heather Farm

Both our school year and programs summeroffer programs Both our school year and summer welloffer well-rounded, and nurturing rounded, safe, and nurturingsafe, environments that are

environments that are developmentally age-appropriate with a focus on developing the “whole-child.” The programs serve 24 to 60 months, offering hands-on learning through play children from 24 to 60 months, offering handswith of opportunities to explore and discover asocial/ variety onlots learning through play. Expanding learning materials and environments. Expanding social/ emotional, physical and cognitive development, emotional, physical cognitive development, both using both anand integrated and projectusing based cura “child-centered” approach an riculum integratedprovide and project based curriculum provide a “child-to learning that makes for an exciting, centered approach to learning that makes for an exciting, ever-changing learning environment. ever-changing learning environment. developmentally age-appropriate with a focus on developing the “whole-child”. The programs serve children from

Email us at walnutcreekarcs@gmail.com with the subject line: ARCS photo contest.

our PRogramS: Afterschool Sports Aquatics (Clarke and Larkey Swim Center) Bedford Gallery Boundary Oak Golf Course Civic Arts Education Lesher Center for the Arts/Center REP Preschool at Shadelands, Heather Farm and Civic Park Recreation Classes and Camps Senior Programming at Civic Park Community Center Tice Gymnasium Walnut Creek Dog Park Walnut Creek Tennis Center All submissions will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes. Please do not send photos larger than 8 MBs.

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Picnic Reservations begin February 1! Book Book your your picnic picnic up up to to 4 4 months months in in advance. advance. picnic picnic season season is is March March 1 1 through through November November 30. 30. Larkey  Larkey  Park Park Medium Medium Picnic Picnic Area Area (up (up to to 75 75 people) people) $175/day $175/day Large Large Picnic Picnic Area Area (up (up to to 300 300 people) people)  $285/day  $285/day

Heather Heather Farm Farm Park Park Small Small Picnic Picnic Area Area (up (up to to 30 30 people) people) $60/day $60/day Medium Medium Picnic Picnic Area Area (up (up to to 75 75 people) people) $175/day $175/day Large Large Picnic Picnic Area Area (up (up to to 300 300 people) people) $285/day $285/day

All All other other picnic picnic sites sites are are available available on on aa first-come/first-served first-come/first-served basis, basis, free free of of charge. charge. Formore moreinformation informationvisit visitwww.WalnutCreekRec.org/picnics www.walnut-creek.org/picnics oror call 943-5858. For call 943-5858.


Arts CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 8-10 Youth | Adult | DANCE 32-35 Youth | Adult | DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 25-27 Youth | Adult | DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 19-21 Adult | drama 35 Youth | DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 11-18 Youth | Adult |

Exhibition calendar 27 glass 23-24 Youth | Adult | jewelry 22-23 Youth | Adult | music 28-31 Adult | preschool 4 Spring Art Days 11 Youth | FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 36-37

Rec adults 50+ Resources 68-72 Adults 50+ | AQUATICS 62-67 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | DOG/PET CARE 58 Adults | FOOD & COOKING 50-51 Adults | HEALTH & FITNESS 40-44 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | MARTIAL ARTS 52 Youth | Adults |

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 44-47 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 53 Youth | SOCIAL DANCE 48-50 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SPECIALIZED RECREATION 59 Youth | Adults | SPORTS 54-58 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | TENNIS 60-61 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

OPEN SPACE 73-75 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

+ more Bedford Gallery 81 facilities 83 GOLF 82 INDEX 78-79

Lesher center for the arts 81 Map 80 PRESCHOOL 4 REGISTRATION 76-77

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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 8 Youth 8-10 Adult 10

Open Studio

DANCE 32-34 Youth 34 Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 25 Youth 25-27 Adult DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 19-21 Adult DRAMA 35

Youth

DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 11-14 Youth 14-18 Adult 18 Open Studio EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 27 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 36-37 GLASS 23 Youth 24 Adult JEWELRY 22-23 Adult Spring Art Days

11 MUSIC 28-30 Youth 30-31 Adult PRESCHOOL 4

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

Clay for Homeschoolers (Ages 8-16) INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $114: 10 classes

Class 21877

Tue

11:00am-12:30pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

AGES 7-12

Clay Works One A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $103: 9 classes

Simon Leach

Class 21876

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

3/25-6/3

No class 4/1, 5/27

AGES 4-6

Clay Play: Little Worlds Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. It is a great introduction for

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding

young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live; flowers, trees, or a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques: pinch, coil, slab, squeeze.

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$100: 9 classes

Mon

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

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21875

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding needed and $20 bag of clay).

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

$126: 10 classes

3:45pm-4:45pm

3/25-6/3

No class 4/1, 5/27

AGES 5-16

Class 21806

Wed

4:30pm-6:30pm

4/3-6/5

Class 21807

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

4/4-6/6

A D ULT

Clay for Homeschoolers (Ages 5-8)

NEW | Dinnerware-Part 2 (Int/Adv)

Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. Come see

This class will focus on ‘throwing for the table’. We will go over

what you can learn to make: cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals, bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and assistance for students with different needs.

10:30am-12:30pm

No class 4/3

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more. Students should already be comfortable with centering and throwing 3 lbs. of clay.

$188: 10 classes

$151: 10 classes

Wed

table: soup tureens, bowls, ladles, pitchers, baking dishes and

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21878

plates, but the focus will be on other items found on the dinner

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

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AGES 12-17

3/27-6/5

Class 21808

Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

4/3-6/5


Ceramics & Sculpture A D ULT

A D ULT

Ceramics

Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv)

Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms.

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

Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered.

with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First half

Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound

of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both hand-

fundamental skills.

built and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and terra

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work. Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after

$178: 9 classes

Class 21795

Mon

second class. 9:00am-12:00pm

4/1-6/3

No class 5/27

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

$229: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

Class 21811

$178: 9 classes

Class 21796

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/1-6/3

No class 5/27

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

4/5-6/7

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $229: 10 classes

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

Class 21810

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

4/5-6/7

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen $178: 9 classes

Class 21797

Mon

A D ULT

7:00pm-10:00pm

4/1-6/3

No class 5/27

Understand more fully the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation,

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image

$188: 10 classes

Class 21798

Tue

Intro to Sculpture (Beg-Adv)

7:00pm-10:00pm

4/2-6/4

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

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik

$188: 10 classes

Class 21801

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

4/4-6/6

Ceramics (Beg-Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee $178: 9 classes

Class 21800

Sat

No class 4/20

9:00am-12:00pm

3/30-6/1

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

Class 21803

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

4/2-6/4

Class 21804

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/2-6/4

A D ULT

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 $229: 10 classes

Class 21805

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

4/3-6/5

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Handbuilding with Soft Slabs (Beg-Adv)

Open Studio Ceramics

Explore a broad variety of techniques and ideas for creating works

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised

with soft slabs of clay! Garden vessels and wall reliefs will be

studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture

among the projects in this course. A variety of surface treatments

students to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be

will be used. Bring your imagination and a sketchbook to the first

adjusted at the City of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed

class.

on all legal city holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in studio. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

studio equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members

$188: 10 classes

Class 21809

Thu

qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio 9:00am-12:00pm

4/4-6/6

use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

A D ULT

Surface Decoration for Thrown and Handbuilt Pottery This class will address a wide range of decorative surface treatment for clay from wet stage through leather hard, bone dry, bisqued ware and post glaze techniques of luster or china painting.

$140: 56 classes $80: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild

Class 21794

3/30-6/7

No Class on 3/31, 4/20, 5/26-27

A D ULT

chemicals, the use of oxides and stains in clays, glazes and

Master Potter Workshop: A Day with Simon Leach

underglazes to achieve color and, finally, the various types of firing

Growing up surrounded by a famous family of potters, Simon

Also included will be various methods of texturing with tools or

and effects on finished work.

Leach, originally from England and now residing in Pennsylvania,

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

draws on those early influences with the work of his father, David

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Leach, and grandfather, Bernard Leach, and Japanese and Korean art . Simon’s work has evolved in an ongoing challenge of

$188: 10 classes

Class 21814

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/4-6/6

discovering his own visual language and voice as a potter. It is a lifetime journey. In this intensive one day workshop, Simon Leach will concentrate on conveying his tricks of the trade in wheel throwing and production techniques passed down through

A D ULT

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

generations of British potters. Along the way, he will share stories and observations about his life and his family’s involvement in studio pottery. Bring a potluck to share. Cosponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, ClayPeople and Clay & Glass Artists Foundation.

extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving,

INSTRUCTOR Simon Leach

stamp images and relief designs.

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn

$81: 1 class

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 22438

$46: CAG fee

Sat

$71: acga fee

10:00am-4:00pm

4/20

$165: 8 classes

Class 21812

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

No class 5/26

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Ceramics studio information

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


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

AGES 4-6

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

AGES 1½-3

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore social,

chalk, pens, etc., as you draw, paint, and explore new media. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter.

physical, language development and parent education.

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Exploration activities including music and movement, tactile and

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

visual art exploration and circle activities will be offered each session.

$68: 5 classes

Class 21871

INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/27-5/1

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

3/27-5/1

No class 4/3

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21872

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 1½-2)

No class 4/3

$105: 10 classes

Class 21873

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

5/8-6/5

Class 21869

Class 21874

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

5/8-6/5

Fri

9:00am-10:15am

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

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

Class 21870

Fri

10:30am-12:00pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

AGES 5-10

Spring Art Days Come spend a day or even the whole week at our annual Spring Art Days at the Shadelands campus. Lisa Taft will be back with a whole lot of new and interesting recyclables and creative ideas to stir your imagination. Let’s celebrate the month of April by creating special artwork for some of the unusual April days. Brink snack

Find A Rainbow Day

and a drink.

Today is the day to explore weather, light and colors, and make rainbows.

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft

Class 21900

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $36: 1 class

Join us for a day of silliness. Learn some special art tricks to create artwork that will fool everyone. Make straight lines bend and mix special colors. Mon

9:30am-12:30pm

4/1

During fairy tale art day, we will re-tell a special fairytale in pictures and create a special art book. Tue

9:30am-12:30pm

4/3

In honor of frog month we will create a swamp and pond with very special inhabitants. Will you make a frog, a snake, a lizard, fish or insects? What kind of creatures will live in your swamp? Class 21901

Thu

9:30am-12:30pm

4/4

Garden Month

Hans Christian Anderson Day

Class 21899

9:30am-12:30pm

Frog Month

April Fool’s Day Art

Class 21898

Wed

April is garden month and you will create your own special garden. What will your art garden grow? Flowers, vegetables or something else?

4/2

Class 21902

Fri

9:30am-12:30pm

4/5

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AGES 6-8

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art

Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills

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

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon

sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts

characters and stories that are the foundation of successful

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

cartooning. Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored,

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

along with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil,

Children repeating this class will have extended projects that

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

provide further independent growth and development.

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

$86: 10 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21867

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/27-6/5

$88: 10 classes

Class 21887

No class 4/3

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

AGES 6-8 AGES 6-8

Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing ‘Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk.’--Paul Klee. Learn the

Creative Nature: Draw/Paint Animals & Natural Objects

fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture,

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

contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still

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

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

necessary to draw animals and natural objects using a variety of

students to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal.

techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels,

Ideal for students with little or no formal drawing experience to

watercolors and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants

discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children

and animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy). Completion of

repeating this class will have extended projects that provide

Primary Colors or a similar art class recommended.

further independent growth and development in the medium.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$106: 10 classes

$81: 9 classes

Class 21880

Mon

Class 21883 3:30pm-4:30pm

3/25-6/3

Fri

4:00pm-5:30pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

No class 4/1, 5/27

AGES 7-10 AGES 6-8

Having Fun with Color

Paint Box

Learn how to make your artwork pop off the page and express just

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

how you feel; whether you want to convey excitement or a quiet

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

mood, carefully chosen colors will help you do the job. Paint will

tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing

be the medium for the color investigations as we create dynamic

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

works of art that will have a language of their own. Study the

about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects

relationships of the color wheel and find out how some colors

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

seem to jump off the page while others seem to blend in.

Students repeating this class will have extended projects that pro-

Prerequisite: Paint Box or Primary Colors.

vide further independent growth and development in the medium.

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$96: 9 classes

$86: 10 classes

Class 21881

Fri

Class 21879 3:30pm-4:30pm

No class 4/5 12

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

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No class 4/1, 5/27

4:45pm-6:15pm

3/25-6/3


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 7-10

AGES 8-14

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

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio for Homeschoolers

know how to do, quided by whim, imagination and

For students who have had some painting experience and are

curiosity. When you tinker, there are no instructions--but there are

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

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

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

real wood, real hand tools and your imagination to create

composition will be explored.

contraptions that roll, float and move. Our process will start with a doodle, a brainstorm of ideas, deal with challenges, design and construction of individual projects.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

$106: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21882

$106: 10 classes

No class 4/5

Class 21868

Wed

4:45pm-6:15pm

Fri

1:00pm-2:30pm

3/29-6/7

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3

AGES 10-17

How to Draw Anime/Manga (Beg/Int) AGES 8-12

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

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio

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

For students who have had some painting experience and are

Basics covered in this class include poses, basic anatomy,

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

composition, paneling, coloring and more!

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

INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Hallquist

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

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

art class recommended.

$106: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

Class 21896

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

No class 4/4

$106: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21884

Thu

3:30pm-5:00pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

3/28-6/6

AGES 11-17

Drawing with Charcoal and Conte Crayons (Beg/Int) Explore the fundamentals of drawing using charcoal and conte

AGES 8-12

Cartooning/Digital Painting (Int/Adv)

crayons to achieve the basic skills for representational drawing.

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

and shape and to learn techniques through demonstrations and

character designs and story illustrations. Learn advanced drawing

exercises that give students exposure to a versatile and engaging

techniques, story telling and the process of making an

drawing medium.

illustration. Create and develop characters, settings, environments and perspective, and take your best ideas and turn them into digital paintings. The pen tool is a very exciting graphic arts tools

The goal is to provide a series of drawing concepts like texture

INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Hallquist LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $114: 10 classes

that will take your art to the next level.

Class 21897

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

Fri

4:00pm-5:30pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $114: 10 classes

Class 21892

Tue

4:45pm-6:15pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 11-17

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Teen Drawing & Painting

Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv)

For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to

Using still life and photo references both as inspiration and a

a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing an under-

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

standing of form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective and

while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals

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

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

techniques, then moving on to more complex projects. Student

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

exposure to a variety of media including acrylics, pastels, charcoal

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

pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive individual help

prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Beginners with no

in their areas of interest and medium of their choice.

knowledge of paints or painting should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums a prerequisite.

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

$140: 10 classes $15 supply fee due at first class.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21893

Tue

4:15pm-6:15pm

$165: 10 classes

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

Class 21923

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

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Make Your Mark For the 2013-14 school year, Civic Arts will offer a once-a-week, eight-month visual art and design program for a selected group of

Drawing Class: Explorations in Black & White Media

16 high-school students from public, private or homeschool

You can draw with confidence whether you are an adventurous

programs. Student artists will be accepted through a portfolio

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

review process. Students beginning to create personal meaning in

this class. We focus on traditional and contemporary approaches

their art and those interested in attending an art school and/or

to shading, value and perspective. A good drawing depends on a

pursuing a career in art or design will be our target group.

combination of good observation, a sense of play with materials,

Instruction with professional working artists and designers.

and personal invention. We study different techniques with a

Areas include: painting/drawing (color theory), mosaic glass,

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

clay, printmaking and encaustic painting. Develop art portfolios

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

structured on the three-section AP Studio Art format that focuses on fundamental competence and range of understanding in visual concerns and methods, through three competencies: Concentration, Breadth, Quality. Contact Doug Rowe for portfolio

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $165: 10 classes

Class 21926

requirements at (925) 943-5899 x 2471.

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

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$625: 27 classes

Class 20924

Fri

4:30pm-6:30pm

10/12-5/24

Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int) Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class using watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $165: 10 classes

Class 21909 No class 4/2

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Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

3/26-6/4


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D ULT

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

Printmaking: Etching, Relief & Collograph

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

An introduction to four traditional fine art printmaking forms:

creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring

Monotype (unique single image prints), Etching (multiple prints

reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

from etched metal plates otherwise worked with tools), Relief

coaching and critiques as needed.

(multiple prints made from cutting wood planks and linoleum and related materials), and Collograph (a hybrid form combining

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

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

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

or concentrate on one or two. More experienced artists may

$165: 10 classes

Class 21921

continue their development of any or all of the four printing

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

3/27-6/5

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/3

Class 21920 No class 4/5

approaches. A materials list will be distributed at the first class. INSTRUCTOR : Ruth Santee LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $140: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class.

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Class 21911

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums

Mon

5:30pm-8:30pm

3/25-4/29

$163: 8 classes $25 supply fee due at first class.

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

Class 21910

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

3/28-5/16

new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums, including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. A fun class with lots of exposure to techniques and tools with a focus on expanding in the direction of your choice.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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

$165: 10 classes $20 supply fee due at first class.

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

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Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics)

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

Class 21919

SPECIAL INTEREST

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely 3/27-6/5

No class 4/3

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your

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Monday Morning Painting

work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group

Primary focus is on the development of each student’s personal

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

critiques. All levels welcome.

style in painting. Classes will alternate with short demos, challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and subject matter acceptable. Lessons focus on still-life and

INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies

$159: 9 classes

for the medium of your choice. Beginners with no knowledge of

Class 21907

paints should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different

No class 4/1, 5/27

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/25-6/3

Mediums as a prerequisite. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $151: 9 classes

Class 21922

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

3/25-6/3

No class 4/1 & 5/27

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teacher feature: John Finger

Realistic Landscapes and Portraits from Photographs (Oils/Acrylics)

Drawing has always intrigued John Finger. He grew up in Contra Costa County in the shadow of Mt.

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

Diablo. Best known for his

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

California landscapes, John also

and representation through demonstrations and individual

works on the human figure, still

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to

life, and anything else that inspires

interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs.

him at the time.

Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

“For a long time, I’ve been intrigued with drawing from the

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

figure with an expressive brush line, and for the last few years,

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

I’ve been investigating adding watercolor to those drawings,”

$165: 10 classes

he says. So many ideas -- so little time!

Class 21913

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/26-6/4

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/2

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Class 21912

NEW | Further Adventures in Color and Light You’ve had basic color theory, now put it into practice! Expand awareness with projects emphasizing different color properties and schemes. Color exercises and working from still life will encourage a deeper understanding of the effect of light

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NEW | The Figure in Watercolor & Drawing

on color. Learn how to paint in different ‘keys’ to achieve the

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

emotional response you want and how to tweak color choices for

critiques and individual instruction in all things related to working

more emphasis and impact in your paintings. Previous enrollment

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

in Secrets of Color recommended.

60 minutes. Appropriate for watercolor or drawing.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

INSTRUCTOR : John Finger

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$151: 9 classes

$198: 10 classes

Class 22075

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/25-6/3

Class 21928

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/25-6/3

No class 5/27

No class 4/2, 5/27

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Mix Those Media!

Figure Drawing

Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less

Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe

predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and

and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening,

adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice and dis-

value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

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

Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough

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

newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class.

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

Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used;

collage techniques, some photo transfer—a potpourri of mixed

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor.

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

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$198: 10 classes

$165: 10 classes

Class 21836

Fri

Class 21918 9:00am-12:00pm

No class 4/5 16

No class 4/3

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No class 4/5

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

3/29-6/7


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D ULT

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Portrait and Figure Drawing & Painting

Introduction to Color with Soft Pastels

This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and

This introductory class will give you a firm foundation for your

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

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

and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and

this versatile medium in addition to studying the characteristics of

strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up

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

drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic,

immediate, and soft pastels are equally compatible with water and

water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics

oil-based mediums. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in, composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy, value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at

Class 21925

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$190: 9 classes

10:00am-1:30pm

Tue

1:15pm-4:15pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2, 4/9

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Sat

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $151: 9 classes

www.arts-ed.org

Class 21914

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6, 5/25

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Japanese Brush Painting Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art work. Oriental brushpainting makes you aware of our world and allows

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you to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers basic

NEW | Botanical Beauty

elements and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Lec-

Explore the wonder and intricacies of botanical drawing and

tures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list

painting. Look carefully at how a flower or plant is structured and

online at www.arts-ed.org

draw what we understand and ‘see’ in a completely new way. Drawing materials may include your choice of pencil, transparent and/or opaque watercolor, and colored pencils. Demonstrations and individual guidance will be given. All levels welcome.

$81: 4 classes

9:00am-12:00pm

4/10-5/1

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Learn the techniques of Titian and other old masters. Using oils (preferred) or acrylics, we will work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing the figure recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful but not necessary. Come to first class with materials, ready to work. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

9:00am-12:00pm

3/25-6/3

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Plein Air Painting Experience

painting. Locations include park, cityscapes and waterscapes. Explore direct painting with vibrant color with an emphasis on light and composition; use of digital camera as a tool for composition and how to include figures in paintings. Suggested text: Kevin Mcpherson’s ‘Landscape Painting Inside and Out’. Students encouraged to be inventive, experiment and develop their own color sense. Enjoy the excitement of morning light and www.arts-ed.org

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Mary Lou Correia

$198: 10 classes

Thu

philosophy of plein air painting, sketching and designing a

seasonal colors. Oil or acrylic preferred. Materials list online at

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

No class 4/4

Mon

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

Figure Painting Like the Old Masters

Class 21917

$151: 9 classes

No class 4/1, 5/27

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Wed

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21908

INSTRUCTOR : Peg Steunenberg

Class 21954

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

LOCATION Off-Site

9:00am-12:00pm

3/28-6/6

$143: 6 classes

Class 21930

Fri

10:00am-1:30pm

4/19-5/24

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Drawing, & Painting & Printmaking Ceramics Sculpture OPEN STUDIOS

ARTISTs’ MARKET March 22-24

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Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

Our Spring Artists’ Market

Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses,

will open on

supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own

Friday, March

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

22, 5:00pm-

solvents in class.

9:00pm and continue

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

through Sunday

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

at the Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget Lane, and at the Clay Arts Studio E in downtown Civic Park. The sale at Shadelands will feature all media, including drawings, paintings and printmaking, glass jewelry, pottery and sculpture, photography, textiles

$138: 10 classes $95: w/ another CAE class

Class 21916

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

and more! Ceramics and sculpture will be featured in Civic A D ULT

Park. For more information call (925) 943-5846.

Open Studio Painting A D ULT

Open to all experienced painters and current painting students.

Sketchbook Journal Workshop Whether traveling around the globe or making observations in

Work on your own in a group setting, no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

of drawing with your experiences in life. Find out you can draw

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

through journaling! Make your journal a personal and creative experience. Learn the methods and materials for ‘quick’ sketches,

$109: 10 classes $54: w/ another CAE class

long sketches, what to focus on, how to add color and how to keep

Class 21889

it all compact and travel ready. First meeting in studio, remainder

No class 4/4

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

3/28-6/6

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

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LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Open Studio Printmaking

$91: 4 classes

Class 21924

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

4/13-4/14 & 4/20-4/21

Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio

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NEW | Encaustic (Hot Wax) Painting Workshop Encaustic painting is an ancient method, over 2500 years old, that uses molten beeswax and pigments to create paintings. Modern methods now create exciting versatility using this wax. Learn safety, working with heat sources and equipment, paints, medium, collage materials, fusing layers, tools, priming appropriate

instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $109: 10 classes $54: w/ another CAE class

substrates, scraping, pastel sticks, incising and more. Bring a bag

Class 21890

lunch. Note: Please wear cotton clothing.

No class 4/4

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $88: 1 class $65 supply fee due at class.

Class 21927

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environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

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3/30

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

3/28-6/6


DigitalPainting Media & Drawing, & Photography Printmaking

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

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Take Control of Your Digital Camera Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great photographs and how to gain more control over the design of pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point of view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file

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CAE Photography Forum

management will be explained. We will investigate the creative

The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage

obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field

photographers of all levels to continue to study the art of

trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class.

aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of

photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month (June 1

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

through May 31) to share images, critiques, technical

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips

$119: 7 classes

and workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge of

Class 21937

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

4/11-5/16

photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of

Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

5/11

participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students.

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INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

Using Your Camera Made Simple

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you

$68: Yearly Membership

Class 20507

Tue

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

7:00pm-9:30pm

better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and

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

NEW | How to Choose a Digital Camera

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

Learn what to look for when shopping for a new digital camera;

help.

find out when a point and shoot is a good choice; learn the

Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual

difference between mirrorless and SLR camera systems. Find out

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

which lenses will work best for you and what is the best buy for

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

the money. Students must register in advance.

$107: 4 classes

Class 21934

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/6-6/3

No class 5/27

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center Free: 1 class

Class 21946

Sat

11:00am-12:00pm

3/30

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Photoshop Made Simple A D ULT

Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class

Inside Your Canon DSLR

will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop

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

straightforward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop

Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, instruction book, and questions.

the easy way! No layers, no complex commands to follow--just computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb drive or memory card. The instructor will also Photoshop an image from each student as you follow along step by step on your own

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

computer.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

$46: 1 class

Class 21939

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

4/13

$84: 4 classes

Class 21935

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/30-5/21

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Introduction to Photoshop Elements

Dramatic Light Landscapes

Photoshop Elements is a wonderful image editing program with

Learn how to get the best from the dramatic light of early morning,

most of the features of Photoshop which are directed primarily to

late afternoon and sunset. Two Saturday meetings will combine

the photographer. Concentrate on those features needed to edit

classroom advice on composition, practical shooting techniques,

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

and good photo locations with guided field trips to some of our

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

best local scenery. We’ll also critique your photos from the first

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

field trip at the second meeting. You can use any digital or film

selecting and editing tools to work on photographs. Assignments

camera provided it allows manual control of exposure and focus

allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in

and you are already familiar with its operation. A tripod and

class.

remote release are highly recommended. Bring snacks for field trips. Class will meet at Shadelands from 3:00pm-4:30pm first day

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

of class.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Bill Helsel

$84: 6 classes

Class 21953

Wed

6:45pm-9:15pm

5/1-6/5

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $77: 2 classes

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NEW | The Joy of Digital Photography Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and outside taking scenics, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with lighting, composition, content. Plus, you learn about shutter speed, f stops, light meters, ISO, dynamic range, icon, settings, RAW or JPEG, color balance, and more! Students must register in advance.

Sat

Sat 6:00am-11:30am 5/11

3:00pm-8:30pm

5/4

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Exploring Close-Up Photography An expanded working knowledge of equipment and techniques helps photographers create fantastic close-up photos. How to get close to the subject, lighting considerations, how to stabilize your camera, depth of field, compositional elements, and more! An

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

assignment and field trip provide you with an opportunity to

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

practice the tools and techniques learned and allows the instructor

$121: 7 classes

to observe and improve your techniques. Provide your own

Class 21948

Wed

9:30am-11:30am

4/10-5/22

camera and have some working knowledge of the basic photographic principles. No special close-up equipment required.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

$121: 7 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21947

Mon

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/8-5/20

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Lighting Techniques Made Simple Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the

$83: 3 classes

Class 21940

Sat

10:00am-12:00pm

4/27-5/4

Field Trip

Sat

1:00pm-3:00pm

4/27

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

Photographing People Workshop

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

Here’s the hands-on opportunity to improve your skills taking both

equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any

casual informal shots of family and friends but also the formal

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

aspects of posing and positioning people, choosing the right lens

will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a

and f-stop, and lighting. Ambient and flash lighting and using a

Saturday morning outdoor photoshoot.

strobe with and without an umbrella will be demonstrated and discussed. Bring camera, manual and flash (if you have one).

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

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Class 21936

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

$108: 5 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21933

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/8-4/29

$85: 1 class

Field Trip

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

4/27

Class 22192

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Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

6/1


Digital Media & Photography A D ULT

A D ULT

Exploring Landscape Photography

Contemplative Photography

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

Seeing the world more spontaneously, without a preconceived

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

agenda, can change your relationship to photography—and to

canyons. Two Saturday slide lectures and field sessions provide

your world. In this class, we will practice quieting the mind and

composition, exposure tools and practice creating beautiful

learning techniques so that images appear to you, instead of usual

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

expectations. Class consists of meditation, lecture, assignments,

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

interactive sharing, and shooting on your own between second

locations and offer resources for continued learning. Materials list

and third classes. No meditation experience required, but you

online at www.arts-ed.org

must be familiar with how your camera works. DSLR preferred.

INSTRUCTOR : Susan E Reynolds

INSTRUCTOR : Beth Witrogen

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$90: 2 classes

Class 21945

Sat

$55: 3 classes

3:00pm-8:00pm

4/20-4/27

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Class 21942

Wed

6:30pm-8:30pm

5/22-6/5

A D ULT

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

Make Money with Your Photography

Introductory course designed to give students the skills

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

necessary to produce quality videos suitable for YouTube or DVD.

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

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

Learn about the exciting and profitable world of microstock

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

photography in an interactive and supportive environment. Learn

experience in the art of moviemaking with provided professional

how to sign up with a microstock agency; differences between

HD video cameras, audio recorders, Apple laptops and

commercial and editorial stock photography; what buyers are

professional (FCP) editing software. Students who have Windows

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

laptops with Adobe Premiere or Elements are welcome to use

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

them in the class.

potential stock images.

INSTRUCTOR : Frank Z. Pappas

INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Watson

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$185: 9 classes

$51: 2 classes

Class 21943

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/26-5/28

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Class 21944

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/24-5/1

A D ULT

Shooting and Processing RAW Files The majority of today’s digital cameras can take and save images

Fine Art Portrait and Figure Photography with Model (Int)

as RAW files. What are RAW files? Are they just for professional

Create striking portrait and figure studies photographing

photographers? What are the advantages and disadvantages of

professional models both draped and undraped. Class is

using RAW files? How do you process RAW files and how does

structured to help you develop your portrait skills through: lectures

this process fit into one’s overall workflow? These questions and

on theory and technique, hands-on experience with continuous

more will be covered in this single session workshop. Bring your

lighting equipment, and extensive constructive feedback on your

notebook computer with either Photoshop or Elements and

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

Camera Raw.

models draped and undraped for some sessions. Requirements: familiarity with basic SLR controls. Bring camera and lenses.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jeffrey K. Smith

$46: 1 class

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place

Class 21941

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

6/1

$199: 7 classes

Class 21932

Mon

5:30pm-9:30pm

4/8-5/20

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Jewelry

JEWELRY

A D ULT

Jewelry: Chasing & Forming (Int/Adv) Create high detail relief in sheet metal, as well as fold, forge, shape and anneal sheet and wire stock to create dramatic threedimensional forms. Review the basics of chasing and repousse, folding forming, raising, and anti-clastic forming. All the techniques can be applied to intimate detailed jewelry work or large elaborate sculpture. Previous metalsmithing skills are required, and most tools and supplies are provided. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $181: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22072 Jen Cole AGES 8-12

“Bling�Jewelry for the 21st Century Student Design and make cool accessories to wear as a hip statement. Come learn how to make custom buttons, beautiful beaded jewelry and rugged cuffs!

$181: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22073

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

3/28-5/30

A D ULT

NEW | Introduction to Keum-Boo

basic jewelry tools. Students will have the opportunity to make a

$96: 9 classes $15 supply fee due at first class.

4:30pm-6:00pm

3/26-5/28

using a technique known as keum-boo, using a hot plate and

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Mon

10:00am-1:00pm

Students will learn how to bond 24K gold foil onto sterling silver

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

Class 21894

Tue

number of pieces that can be used as finished jewelry if desired. Previous jewelry experience is helpful but not required. 3/25-6/3

No class 4/1, 5/27

INSTRUCTOR : Mona Clee LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $87: 1 class $50 supply fee due at class.

A D ULT

Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int)

Class 22191

Sat

9:30am-4:30pm

5/18

Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginners will design their own jewelry and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos,

Basic Wire Wrapped Jewelry

and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed.

In this fun, introductory class, learn how to use jump rings, basic

Intermediates will progress through more advanced techniques

wire wrapping, including simple and wrapped loops, use of head

of forging, cold connections, etching, etc. Jewelry will be made

pins, etc. Students will make their choice of a necklace, bracelet

from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. New

or earrings. We will discuss the design of your piece, and explore

students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials

using different objects other than the beads, gemstones and pearls

list.

you bring. Pearl knotting will not be taught in this class. Class open to 15 years and older. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

INSTRUCTOR : Kolby Fehlberg-Burns

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$181: 10 classes $3 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22071

Tue

$35: 1 class

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/26-6/4

12:00pm-3:00pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/2

Class 22070

Thu

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Class 22136

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

4/27


Glass A D ULT

One Strand, Two Strands, Three . . .

GLASS

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. Class open to 15 years and older. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org INSTRUCTOR : Kolby Fehlberg-Burns LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $35: 1 class

Class 22137

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

5/11

A D ULT

NEW | Pumpkin Melon Beaded Beads Using two different sized beads, students will create a melon

Melissa McCumiskey

shaped bead perfect to string on a chain or cord. This is a great class to work on the students’ stringing tension and piece manipulation. Peyote stitch experience needed. Project may not be completed in class. Class open to 15 years and older. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

AGES 12-17

Fused Glass (Beg/Int) Come chill out while making some hot items. Learn glass cutting,

INSTRUCTOR : Kolby Fehlberg-Burns

stacking and melting. Make sun-catchers, copper silhouettes and

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

a flat fusing three-dimensional by slumping into a mold. Color theory, as well as the use of transparency in art works, will be

$35: 1 class

Class 22139

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/9

topics of discussion. INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

A D ULT

NEW | Russian Leaves and Varietals

$151: 10 classes $15 supply fee due at first class.

Using seeds beads, we will create these fun leaves. As time allows,

Class 21895

the students will work on Varietals (variations) of the basic Russian

No class 4/4

Thu

3:30pm-5:30pm

3/28-6/6

Leaf Stitch. No seed bead experience necessary. Project may not be completed in class. Open to 15 years and older. Materials list

AGES 12-17

online at www.arts-ed.org

Stained Glass

INSTRUCTOR : Kolby Fehlberg-Burns

Experience the beautiful tradition of stained glass! Learn to design,

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

cut, grind, copper foil, and solder awesome stained glass windows

$35: 1 class

in a safe and fun way. Explore the etching process and learn what

Class 22138

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/23

makes glass colored. INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $151: 10 classes $15 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21888

Tue

4:15pm-6:15pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

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Glass A D ULT

A D ULT

Glass Fusing & Slumping

Fused Glass (Beg-Adv)

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

Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping

jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered

glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color

include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and

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

slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to

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

expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online

art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new

at www.arts-ed.org

techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$162: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21818

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/27-5/29

$162: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21838

No class 5/1

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/26-5/21

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/26-5/21

No class 4/30

Class 21839

A D ULT

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

Glass Bead Making (Beg) Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber. No previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students welcome. list online at www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

$162: 9 classes $10 supply fee due at first class.

Wed

A D ULT

Must have supplies for first class. First class mandatory. Materials

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

Class 21823

1:00pm-4:00pm

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

3/27-5/29

No class 4/3 & 5/1

$122: 6 classes $10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21817

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/25-5/6

No class 4/29

A D ULT

NEW | Roman Mosaics Workshop Around the 3rd century B.C., the Romans began to use marble in their mosaics. Using marble from quarries all over the world, we will reproduce a Roman Era Mosaic. Gain an understanding of cutting and working with marble, shading effects, how to create lines, flow, sense of movement and how a background supports and enhances your main design.

A D ULT

Stained Glass (Beg) Come create brilliant stained glass art using the traditional methods made famous by Louis Tiffany. Learn stained glass design, glass cutting, and assembly of both windows and threedimensional glass art. Plan on completing one sampler and one small window. No previous experience required. Beginning and

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

repeat students are welcome. First class mandatory. $10 supply fee

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

due at first class. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

$88: 1 class $65 supply fee due at class.

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

Class 21931

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

4/6

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $162: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class.

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Tue

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Decorative & Fiber Arts

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

AGES 9-12

NEW | Project Your Way: Intro to Apparel Design 1 Design and construct your own one-of-a-kind apparel piece to wear and show off! Students will learn how to safely operate a sewing machine and learn the difference between pressing and ironing. Learn to identify the construction of woven fabric, apparel industry terminology, techniques in pattern layout and installation of closures (snaps and buttons). Create a reference notebook and your choice of a designer tote bag, duffel bag or A-line skirt. Commercial patterns will be used. Materials and notions list provided first day of instruction. INSTRUCTOR : Lynnetta Boone LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $140: 10 classes $15 supply due at first class.

Barbara Shapiro

Class 21970

Tue

3:45pm-5:45pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

AGES 5-7

Kinder Sew-Early Elementary Sewing The tools and sewing techniques used for boys and girls in kindergarten through second grade, such as large-eyed needles, perle cotton thread and felt, are designed for small hands and make learning how to sew fun and easy. Enjoy creating an assortment of projects such as felt critters, small wall hangings, pillows and tote bags. Children repeating will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium.

3:45pm-4:45pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

today to watch colorful patterns emerge as you turn the cards. These narrow bands make very beautiful bracelets, headbands, belts, camera straps, trim, ties, etc. For 12 years and up; no experience necessary. Bring a lunch. Materials list online at

$118: 2 classes $7 supply fee due at first class

Class 21963

AGES 8-14

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

4/7-4/14

There is a magic that happens as the raw wool in your hands becomes yarn. Whether you are using a drop spindle or a spinning wheel, that magic dances between the twist and the pull of the fibers. Gaining control over that balance is the secret to spinning. Tools and fibers provided, but if you have your own, bring them. See the online materials list for suggested tools. Young people welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

INSTRUCTOR : Tatiana Patrick

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

$106: 10 classes

5:00pm-6:30pm

10:00am-4:00pm

Spinning

Create new and innovative fashion designs by reassembling

Thu

Sun

A D ULT

Fashion Forward

No class 4/4

really knows exactly how or when it started; but it’s still exciting

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$86: 10 classes

Class 21886

Tablet weaving, also known as card weaving, is so old that no one

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Townsend

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Thu

NEW | Tablet Weaving (Beg)

www.arts-ed.org

INSTRUCTOR : Tatiana Patrick

Class 21885

A D ULT

3/28-6/6

$33: 1 class $8 supply fee due at class.

Class 21959

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/23

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Decorative & Fiber Arts A D ULT

Round Robin Rigid Heddle Weaving With the use of dowels, pick up sticks, extra heddles, and hand manipulation--an endless array of pattern weaves can be done on the rigid heddle. The class will be set up as a round robin so students can try out a variety of techniques. Sign up early so we can plan the drafts per your request. Student must be able to warp their loom. Looms may be rented from instructor. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $63: 1 class

Class 21986

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

5/19

A D ULT

NEW | Patternmaking for Weavers

A D ULT

Loom Weaving (Beg)

Do you have a yearning to make a garment from beginning to end,

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

one that fits and says you? Civic Arts will be offering a series of

playful class, focusing on loom warping skills. Working on 4harness floor looms, learn how to design with pattern, color and texture, creating a sampler and a project of your choice. Looms

workshops with this goal in mind. We will begin with a fun, personal, and hands-on constructive pattern making class. While this class will have a hand weaver’s bias, all fabric stashers are

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

invited. You will learn how to draft a basic skirt pattern using

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

www.arts-ed.org

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

INSTRUCTOR : Lynnetta Boone

$192: 9 classes $5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21955

Thu

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

1:30pm-4:30pm

3/28-5/30

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/28-5/30

No class 4/4

Class 21956

Thu

industry tools and techniques. Bring lunch. Materials list online at

$63: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class.

Class 21969

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

5/4

No class 4/4

A D ULT

NEW | Natural Dyes & Local Resources

A D ULT

Loom Weaving (Cont)

This native plant natural dye course reflects on ancient California

Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the range of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level, projects such as weaving rugs, double weaves, lace weaves, tapestries, or colonial overshots. Prerequisite: Beginning Weaving or instructor’s approval. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

Thu

1:30pm-4:30pm

3/28-5/30

6:30pm-9:30pm

3/28-5/30

No class 4/4

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of samples--locally raised wools, organic cottons, and peace silks. This is a good foundation course for those who want exposure to the practice or for those with experience in the field to expand

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

No class 4/4

Class 21958

versity and splendor. You will work with seven colors and a range

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Burgess

$192: 9 classes $5 supply fee due at first class.

Thu

of harvesting color for your dye pots, mirroring our biological di-

their learning. Materials provided.

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

Class 21957

land management strategies. When used today, they are a means

$80: 1 class $12 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21973

Sat

10:00am-3:00pm

4/20


Calendar A D ULT

A D ULT

NEW | Sources of Inspiration

Summer Project

Our aim is greater and more personal artistic creativity. Through

This workshop time will be available to all current and past

a presentation of the instructor’s own development, three creative

students of Civic Arts Eduation’s weaving program. Students can

hands-on projects and class discussions, explore what moves you,

finish up projects and/or plan projects for the summer. Looms may

what appeals to you, and how that influences your work. Each of

be beamed in class and rented for the summer.

us works intuitively in a different way. Inspiration can come from materials, techniques or concepts, which we will explore. Get to know your strengths and your artwork will blossom. Includes one

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

exercise in plaiting. No previous experience necessary. Materials

$33: 1 class

list online at www.arts-ed.org

Class 21971

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

6/8

INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Shapiro LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $77: 1 class $5 supply fee due at class.

Class 21962

Sat

9:30am-4:30pm

4/6

EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES Feb 22 & 23

Mar 21

Youth Theatre Company, Junior Theatre performance,

Flock of Flutes Concert, 7:30pm;

“Pirates of Penzance Jr.”, 2/22-7:00pm; 2/23-2:00pm &

Walnut Creek Library

7:00pm; Del Valle Theatre Mar 22-24 Feb 28-May 2

Artists’ Market, Shadelands

Bill Helsel’s students and fine art photographers,

hours: Fri 4-9pm (4-5pm

Lisa Franklin, Lorraine Castillo, Phil Lee, Sheila Reid,

interior decorators’ preview

Marilyn Verducci, Cathy Yih; Boundary Oak Golf

and sale), Sat 10am-7pm,

Clubhouse

Sun 10am-6pm; and Civic Park Studio E hours: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun

Mar 7

10am-5pm

Jazz Band Concert, 7:30pm;

Artists’ Market

Walnut Creek Library April 25 - May 24

Rick Nelson, photographs;

Mar 7 & 8

1st floor City Hall

Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids and Kids Theatre performances, “Winnie the Pooh”, 7:00pm; Shadelands Arts

May 2 - July 3

Center, $10

Danute Nitecki, paintings; Boundary Oak Golf

Mar 7-Apr 12

Clubhouse

Ruth Santee, paintings; 1st floor City Hall

Rick Nelson Ruth Santee

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Music

MUSIC

AGES 1-5

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

A G E S 3 M o s - 5 Yrs

with parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and

Music Together

reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment. Experience

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

the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding and learning

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

together. Siblings 11 months and under are free.

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. Classes are mixed age--bring siblings together! (Siblings under 8 months, at class start date, attend free). Winner of Bay Area Parent

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

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

Class 21849

The $45 supply fee per family includes CDs, songbook and parent

No class 4/2

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

3/26-6/4

guide DVD. Call 943-5846 to receive sibling discount. AGES 3-5

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together

Petite Pianist

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

Class 22019

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

4/8-6/17

6:00pm-6:45pm

4/8-6/17

No class 5/27

Class 22020

Mon

Class 22024

Tue

4:30pm-5:15pm

4/9-6/11

Class 22025

Tue

5:30pm-6:15pm

4/9-6/11

Class 22021

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

4/13-6/15

Class 22022

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

4/13-6/15

Class 22023

Sat

11:15am-12:00pm

4/13-6/15

environment.

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $104: 10 classes

Class 21853

Tue

12:15pm-1:00pm

3/26-6/4

Wed

12:15pm-1:00pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/2

Class 21852 No class 4/3

AGES 4-7

AGES 12-24mos

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

Introduction to Suzuki Violin Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions, rhythms and respective behavior through games and songs. Begin to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method. Instruments discussed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $109: 10 classes

$88: 10 classes

Tue

note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun, supportive

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

No class 5/27

Class 21848

An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic

9:30am-10:00am

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

Class 21846

Wed

1:00pm-1:30pm

No class 4/3

teacher feature: STEPHaN BETZ One person making a significant difference in the lives of children affected by autism and Asperger’s Syndrome is Dr. Stephan Betz. For 36 years, he has used musical therapy to help young people and their parents cope with everyday life. One of his classes combines music, art and games to help students develop more socialization skills. “For instance, we have a song about going to the corner grocery store that can be used by parents to help their child transition from play to eating dinner,” Betz explains.

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Music AGES 6-14

AGES 5-7

Music for Homeschoolers

Recorder 101 for Homeschoolers

Students will experience elements of music while singing, playing,

The recorder is an end blown woodwind instrument that is a great

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

introduction to wind playing! Learn basic music reading skills

We will use rhythm instruments and Orff instruments to work on

while learning to play fun songs like ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, ‘Ode

group playing, listening skills, timing, concentration and musical

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

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

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Wed

11:15am-12:00pm

$105: 10 classes $10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21856

$94: 10 classes $22 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21851

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

Tue

1:00pm-2:00pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

3/27-6/5 AGES 7 & up

No class 4/3

String Orchestra (Int) AGES 5-11

Class emphasizes ensemble skills, more advanced technique and

Learn to Play

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

Parents and children affected by autism or related symptoms

For students with at least 9 months experience.

participate in this fun-inspired class and collaborate creatively

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

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

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

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

$113: 10 classes

friendships, navigate transitions, and cope with upset based on the premise that no child needs to be different than they already are—they just need tools to deal with today’s world. Facilitated by a music therapist. Some health insurances may cover. INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $120: 10 classes

Class 21843

Sat

Class 21845

Fri

4:20pm-5:20pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

AGES 7-12

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

9:00am-10:00am

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6, 5/25

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be discussed first class. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

AGES 6-9

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Piano for Children

$113: 10 classes

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and

Class 21844

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

No class 4/5

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/29-6/7

home for practice. LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

Wed

4:30pm-5:20pm

solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at 3/27-6/5

No class 4/3

Thu

No class 4/4

home for practice. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans $104: 10 classes $7.50 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21854

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

$104: 10 classes $7.50 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21855

AGES 8-14

4:00pm-4:50pm

$104: 10 classes $7.50 supply fee due at first class.

3/28-6/6

Class 21850

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3

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Music AGES 12-17

The Voice Do you want to learn to sing your favorite pop songs with proper vocal technique? In this class you will learn to sing your favorite pop songs. You will also learn to accompany yourself with basic chords at the piano. All levels welcome! INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $96: 9 classes

Class 21841

Mon

5:00pm-6:00pm

3/25-6/3

No class 4/1, 5/27

AGES 14 & up

Guitar in a Flash for Adults Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies. Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

AGES 9-14

Classical Guitar for Tweens (Beg) Learn some of the basics and discover how fun and easy the guitar can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning, note reading and single line melodic playing. Move on to ensemble playing and

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $102: 9 classes

Class 21847

Sat

12:00pm-1:00pm

3/30-6/8

No class 4/6, 5/25

basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary. Note: Nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required. INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes $18 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21857

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

A D ULT

Listening to Music: Music by American Composers The ‘Listening to Music’ series continues with music by American composers, starting at the nation’s beginnings. We will listen to

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

and discuss music by William Billings, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Edward MacDowell, Charles Ives, George Gershwin, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Leonard Bernstein, Philip Glass, John Adams and others.

AGES 10 & up

Intro to Fiddle Styles

INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios

Violin, viola, and cello students with 2 years of experience will draw on a range of fiddle styles, from Scottish, Irish, and

$64: 6 classes

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

Class 21840

transmitted orally, and there will a special emphasis on learning music by ear. Students are encouraged to bring a recording device. INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $93: 10 classes

Class 21842

Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

No class 4/5 30

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

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Fri

10:00am-12:00pm

4/12-5/17


Music ENSEMBLES teacher feature: MAX PRICCO

AGES 9-18

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley

Civic Arts jazz band is lucky to

A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences cul-

have

minates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra who

professional

will perform challenging music and accompany renown guest art-

musician Max

ists. The Orchestra Leadership Ensemble of select advanced DRYO

Pricco as its

members will participate in a minimum of one rehearsal a month

director. His

and assist with sectionals and performances. These teen

extensive

leaders will play in chamber music groups from 7:30-9pm, Fridays.

playing

Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) will sharpen

experience

orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork and ensemble experience, working toward musical excellence. Final concert is May 28.

includes performances with such luminaries as Mel Torme, Neil Sedaka, Toni Tenille (The Captain and Tenille), Jack Jones and Shirley

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Jones.

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

When not leading his musicians through famous big band tunes

YPO (Ages 9-13)

or new jazzy arrangements, he teaches saxophone, flute and

$325: 33 classes

clarinet to students of all ages and abilities.

Class 20616

Tue

5:00pm-6:15pm

9/18-5/21

No class 4/2

AGES 13 & up

DRYO (Ages 12-18)

Jazz Band Ensemble

$450: 33 classes

Class 20617

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

9/18-5/21

No class 4/2

Feel the thrill of being part of a full jazz ensemble. Play music of the jazz masters from the 1930s to present day. At least 4 years of experience, knowledge of 4 major scales and sight reading skills are required. Payment plan available. For auditions, please call

AGES 12 & up

925-676-8203.

Flock of Flutes

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

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

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

$350: 35 classes

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

Class 20693

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

No class 4/4

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

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/13-5/30

only. AGES 10 & up

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

This ensemble is by invitation for more advanced cellists who have

$355: 33 classes

Class 20614 No class 4/2

Tue

Cello Ensemble (Adv)

7:30pm-9:00pm

9/18-5/28

full knowledge of 1st-4th position, thumb position and have studied at least two years. Music played by the Leadership Ensemble is more challenging than that played by the Cello Ensemble. We will work on standard orchestral excerpts, technical exercises and arrangements of classic repertoire for multiple cellos. INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Lobby, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes

Class 21858

Thu

5:30pm-6:30pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

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Dance

DANCE

AGES 3-4

Pre-Ballet Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance.

AGES 2

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

Kindertots

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

Your child will enjoy a wide variety of activities designed to develop gross motor skills, creative movement, and physical

stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only.

awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs.

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

Attire: leotards or gym shorts and ballet or other soft-soled shoes.

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Kinderdance

$85: 9 classes

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

Class 21779

$91: 8 classes

No class 4/6, 5/25

Class 22033

Mon

10:00am-10:30am

4/8-6/3

No class 5/27

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

3/30-6/8

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

AGES 2-4

Class 21774

Mommy and Me: Parent & Child

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

Sing, play games, stretch, increase self-confidence in a special time between parent and child while learning basic dance

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

concepts.

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $85: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Thu

10:00am-10:45am

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

3/27-6/5

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3, 5/29

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$94: 10 classes

Fri

3:45pm-4:30pm

$85: 9 classes

Class 21776

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

Class 21773

Wed

No class 4/3, 5/29

$94: 10 classes

Class 21772

Class 21775

11:30am-12:15pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/4

$94: 10 classes

Class 21777

Thu

10:45am-11:30am

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

AGES 3-5

Kinderdance

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

This program is a developmental dance, movement and fitness program. Each class begins with stretching and body isolations.

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

We also include the basics of ballet, tap, floor acrobatics, creative

Class 21813

movement and gross motor development while blending

No class 4/5

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

3/29-6/7

educational concepts such as numbers, colors, shapes and vocabulary. Attire: Girls-leotards and ballet shoes; Boys-shorts, T-shirts and ballet/gym shoes. Tap shoes optional. INSTRUCTOR : Kinderdance

Ballet Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black

$115: 8 classes

Class 22031

Mon

tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. All year-round dance 10:45am-11:45am

No class 5/27

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programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, which will be added to first payment.


Dance AGES 3-10

Tap-Children Noisy, fun, irresistible and contagious, youth tap is an ideal introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting the young student’s musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series of warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling combinations will culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $94: 10 classes

Tiny Tappers (Ages 3-4) Class 21786

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

Tap-Children, Intro (Ages 5-7) Class 21787

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

Tap-Children, Beg (Ages 7-10) Class 21788

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

3/28-6/6

No class 4/4

AGES 5-7

AGES 7-10

Pre-Ballet II

Ballet for Children I

Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are

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

new to dance at age 5-7 or who have completed one or two years

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

in Pre-Ballet.

dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

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

$85: 9 classes

Class 21780

Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3, 5/29

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $85: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

Class 21768

$94: 10 classes

No class 4/6, 5/25

Class 21781

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

Sat

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

$85: 9 classes

Class 21769

Fri

3:45pm-4:30pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5, 5/31

No class 4/6, 5/25

4:15pm-5:00pm

3/26-6/4

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $85: 9 classes

$85: 9 classes

Sat

Tue

No class 4/2 INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

Class 21783

3/30-6/8

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

Class 21782

9:45am-10:30am

11:45am-12:30pm

3/30-6/8

Class 21767

Fri

4:30pm-5:15pm

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5, 5/31

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Dance AGES 9-15

Teacher feature: Rebecca Crowell Berke

Ballet III

Whether teaching ballet for children, adult barre classes, or directing Diablo Ballet and CAE’s Intermediate and Advanced Professional Training Program, Rebecca Crowell Berke has a passion for dance.

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.

In addition to performing and choreographing for a variety of

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little

companies, Berke also operated her own

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park and Shadelands Art Center

school in Marin County and Danville as

$90/payment

well as serving as chair of the Danville

Class 20689

Arts Commission. “I love sharing the

No class 4/1, 4/4, 5/27

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

9/6-6/13

world of ballet with my students and watching them assimilate the music and technique,” says Berke.

AGES 11-18

Professional Intermediate/Advanced Program

AGES 7-11

Jazz/Hip Hop

Intermediate and advanced ballet training, including technique,

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

pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. To

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

audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director at rebecca@

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

diabloballet.org. Intermediate class meets 3 days per week; must

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

attend all 3 days. Advanced class meets 4 days per week; must

shoes required.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

Intermediate

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

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

$85: 9 classes

Class 21771

Sat

12:45pm-1:45pm

3/30-6/8

Civic Park $170/payment

No class 4/6, 5/25

Class 20927 AGES 7-11

9/5-6/14

Ballet II

Advanced

Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo,

training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and center

Erin Leedom, Edward Stegge

work, improving technique, working on proper body alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade. A

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center & Studio D,

Civic Park $372/payment

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

Class 20927

transferring from another dance program.

No class 4/1-6, 5/25-27

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

9/5-6/14

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

Ballet Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black

$45/payment

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

Class 20686

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5:00pm-6:00pm

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Mon, Wed, Sat

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

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programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, which will be added to first payment.


Drama A D ULT

AGES 7-12

Tap-Adult

Kids Theatre

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

An all YTC Show: Little Mermaid. Mini Mids, Kids Theatre, Junior

one! Our tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz,

Theatre and Teen Theatre will join together to create a production

while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the

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

beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of

joint rehearsals at the end. Each group will have two

warm-up exercises, stationary center work and traveling

performances. No audition. $10 performance fee included in

combinations which culminate in a routine set to music.

course fee. No spring break. Thursday class: Additional rehearsals on 4/30, 4-6pm at Shadelands; and 5/15, 4-5pm at Del

INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini

Valle. Performance is 5/17 at 7pm & 5/18 at 11am at Del Valle The-

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

atre. Friday class: Additional rehearsals on 5/1, 4-6pm at

$98: 10 classes

Shadelands; and 5/15, 5:15-6:15pm at Del Valle. Performance is

Tap-Adult, Tap Fundamentals Class 21784

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

5/18 at 2pm & 7pm at Del Valle Theatre. 3/26-6/4

No class 4/2

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $250: 9 classes

Tap-Adult, Musical Theatre Tap Class 21785

INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/26-6/4

Class 21716

Thu

4:15pm-6:00pm

3/14-5/9

No class 4/2 LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21717

DRAMA

Fri

4:15pm-6:00pm

3/15-5/10

AGES 10-14

Four Stepping Stones for Young Performers The Youth Theatre Company engages children, Pre-K through high school, in musical theatre performance

Junior Theatre 2012-13 AGES 14-18

and theatre education.

Teen Theatre 2012-13

Please call 943-5846 for a YTC brochure.

These are long-term programs that began in October 2011. Please call 943-5846 for information.

AGES 5-6

teacher feature: NOELLE ARMS

Mini Kids Theatre An all YTC Show: “Little Mermaid”. 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 two performances. No audition. $10 performance fee included in course fee. No spring break. Thursday Class: Additional rehearsals on 4/30, 4-6pm at Shadelands; and 5/15, 4-5pm at Del Valle. Performance is 5/17 at 7pm & 5/18 at 11am at Del Valle The-

Known as a “bundle of energy” among her colleagues, Youth Theatre Company’s Noelle Arms brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to her position as director of “Kids and Mini-Kids.” Noelle Arms, from Poison Apple Productions, recently joined the staff as the kids and mini-kids director.

atre. Friday class: Additional rehearsals on 5/1, 4-6pm at Shadelands; and 5/15, 5:15-6:15pm at Del Valle. Performance is 5/17 at 2pm & 7pm at Del Valle Theatre.

“We’re all about ensemble work in YTC as we achieve our common goal

INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms

of making magic together,” says

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

Arms. “What more can a theater

$195: 9 classes

loving gal ask for in a job?”

Class 21750

Thu

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/14-5/9

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Class 21751

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

3/15-5/10

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation

Who we are: We are a dedicated group of volunteers, donors and patrons of the arts. The Foundation strongly believes Arts Learning is essential to human development and a community’s quality of life. Our mission is to ensure financial support for scholarships, quality programming and facility improvement for all arts disciplines within the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education program.

How to apply for a scholarship: The Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation has a limited number of scholarships available to assist families needing safe, high-quality arts and preschool programs for their children and themselves. Our goal is to raise and allocate funds to families who demonstrate the greatest need. Scholarships are offered in the form of reduced payments, and our fundraising efforts cover the cost of this program. Visit www.friendsartsed.org for more info and an application form.

Thanks to our major Sponsors Bank of the West Wealth Management Bill’s Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals City of Walnut Creek Coit Financial Group Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation Dutch Girl Enterprises Havana Restaurant J & J Event Design Pat & Lee Baxter Susan & Kevin Weiberg Summerhill Homes Michael & Denise Weiner Wilma Lott Catering

Major In Kind Sponsors

2012 Arts Commission of Walnut Creek Bell Investment Advisory Boundary Oak Golf Course Chamber Music San Francisco Greg Gonzalves Julianna Craco Personal Chef & Catering John Gravell Kathee Colman Kathleen Elbasani & Horizon Reach Marriott Hotel Walnut Creek Mary-Leigh Miller & Bare-Ash Winery

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Mayor Sue & Senator Richard Rainey Michael Butler & Timothy Near Maureen Miller Nourot Glass Studio Redwood House Bed & Breakfast Renaissance Club Sport Roundhill Country Club Stephen Joseph Photography Sunrise Bistro & Catering Tiffany & Co. Walnut Creek Marriott

In Kind Donors

American Conservatory Theater Asian Art Museum Bankhead Theater of Livermore Bay Area Discovery Museum Bedford Gallery Berkeley Repertory Theater Berkeley West Edge Opera Bob Brittain Photography Boundary Oak Golf Course Broadway Plaza California Academy of Sciences California Shakespeare Theater Center Repertory Theater Company

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City of Walnut Creek Aquatics Chris Kanyusik Sculpture Colberg & Co. Company C Ballet Concannon Vineyards Contemporary Jewish Museum David Vander Jagt Ceramics Debra Chiarucci Diablo Ballet Diablo Symphony Doug & Laurie Rowe Elaine Burman Artist Ellen Sachtschale Ceramics Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Freight & Salvage Coffee House Gary Schaub & Monica Gounaris Gerry Wallace Ceramics Jay W. Carson, MD Jim Newton Ceramics Jody Mattison Studio Joe Bologna Sculpture Joel Bryden, WC Police Chief Joseph Family Vineyards Kayak Connection Le Gateau Elegant

Lamplighters Music Lawrence Hall of Science Livermore Valley Opera Massimo’s Restaurant Oakland Zoo Olga Jusidman Ceramics Peet’s Coffee and Teas Pete Coussoulis Ceramics Roswitha Kress Studio Ruth Bancroft Gardens Salvatore’s Restaurant San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Symphony Shirley Nootbaar Artist Illustrator Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon Studio 522 Art Glass Susan Reynolds Photography Tom Crews Photography Triptych Restaurant, San Francisco Walnut Creek Aquatics Walnut Creek Recreation Walt Disney Family Museum


Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation

Your donation dollars at work: Since 2005, Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation has provided over 500 children and adults in our community with scholarships for performing and visual art classes. The positive impact on families and individuals who otherwise would not be able to participate in these programs because of financial need is considerable. This access is made possible through the generous donation of community leaders, donors and patrons like you. In addition to scholarships, the Friends Foundation is focused on program support such as the recent procurement of six pianos, installation of donated sprung floors for the dance program, and support for an elite jazz band education clinic.

“I want to extend our gratitude to everyone who is part of such a wonderful program�

Mother of Participant

Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Board Members Michael Weiner, President; Nan Siegel, Vice President; Paula Evangelou, Treasurer; Suzanne Masella, Secretary; Directors: June Bowen, Fritz Brunner, Jodi Davenport, Kathy Jakel, Cynthia White, Mary-Leigh Miller, Christine Scimia. Major Donors $1,001 + By The Kids For The Kids June & Bill Bowen Civic Arts League Diane Longshore De Golia Lori & Ray Depole Robert & Sharon Freed Mary Leigh Miller Gary & Jean Pokorny Gary Skrel Barclay & Sharon Simpson Michael & Denise Weiner

Key Funders $501-$1000

Karen Cassano Robin & Art Rangel Nan Siegel Cindy & Tom Silva Sidney Weiss

Funders $251-$500

Kelly & Daniel Kunzman Sally & Richard Ingraham Heffernan Insurance Brokers Paula Hammonds

Carol & Ken Fowler Barry & Niki Gordon Sharon & Bob Burke Jane Rotemund Jennifer & Timothy Ruane Christine Scimia Shane Bartling Paula & Steve Evangelou Daniel Levenstein Doug Rowe Dawn Yates Jorge & Venus Suasin Jeanean & Brian Davidson Arthur & Arliss Ungar

Supporters $100-$250

Donna Arganbright Mima Baird Todd and Emilia Bauleke Adriane Lee Bird Laura Borvice Cindy & Bob Brittain Elaine M. Burman Cassie Burns-Coffin Claude & Lisa Caputi Phyllis & Harvey Ceaser

Wai Ming & Frances Chan Samantha Crerar & Frank Miller Contra Costa Branch of Music Teachers Assn Jodi Davenport & Joseph Bunik Richard Del Foss Amanda Druckemiller Mark & Estella Edwards Susan Franz & Antonio Gagean Margaret & Mark Garibaldi Melissa Gordon Sami Ben Grine Helen Giuntoli Elaine Hannah Kathy & Jerry Hicks Brain Hirahara Edward & Janice Hohman Natalie Inouye Laurie Itow & John Greitzer Kathy & Jim Jakel Barbara & Dave Johnson Barnabas & Veronika Kerekes Brian Krcelic Daniel & Robillard Lowie Wayne Lawson Chris & Jon Lee

Beverly Loder Chuck & Pam Luther Monica Maestretti Dirk Mellema Kathryn Nelson Claudia & Howard Nemir Lee & Art Oller Ellen Osmundson Mary Parish Ann Porcella Sandra Reed Gary Schaub Edy & Jeff Schwartz Adria & Norman Schwartz Brittany Sequeira Sandra Reed Jane Rotermund Stuart & Karen Rowley Adria & Norman Schwartz Edy & Jeff Schwartz Johannes & Michaela Stahl Maria & Brian Tanczos Kathryn Thomas Theresa & Joshua Wendler

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OPEN SPACE

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73-75 Youth

Adult 50+

73-75 Adults AFTERSCHOOL SPORTS

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ENRICHMENT

Youth

44-45 Youth AQUATICS

45-46 Adults

62-67 Youth

46-47

Adults 50+

62-65 Adults PRESCHOOL DOG/PET CARE 58

4 Youth

Adults SCIENCE &

RJ Muna

FOOD

TECHNOLOGY

& COOKING 50

Youth

51

Adult

GOLF 82

Youth

82

Adults

53 Youth

Walnut Creek Recreation

SOCIAL DANCE

The Recreation Division is proud to provide the

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Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of

Youth

48-50 Adults

programs and activities that improve physical and

50

emotional health, create memories, strengthen

Adults 50+

SPECIALIZED HEALTH

RECREATION

& FITNESS

59

Youth

40

59

Adults

Youth

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

40-44 Adults 43-44

Adults 50+

SPORTS 54-56 Youth

MARTIAL ARTS

56-57 Adults

52

Youth

70 & 71 Adults 50+

52

Adults TENNIS 61

Youth

60

Adults

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HEALTH & FITNESS

AGES 2-4

Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch JumpBunch is a fun, structured program that introduces children to a wide range of sports, helps build coordination, self-esteem, and a life-long love of sports and fitness. We have safe and age appropriate equipment to teach the children the basics of many sports together with the concept of teamwork. JumpBunch incorporates sports, fitness and music for a fun-filled, safe and exciting class. Please wear tennis shoes. Parent participation recommended. INSTRUCTOR : JumpBunch LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $63: 5 classes

Class 22002

Wed

11:30am-12:00pm

3/20-4/17

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Acupressure for Weight Loss Learn acupressure points that can improve digestion, energy, mental clarity, and fluid movement. Learn how to choose, find and treat acupressure points. Deep breathing exercises, simple meditation, nutritional principals and basic concepts of yin/yang

AGES 1½-3

balance will be taught. Practical class with handouts.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Richard Weissman, LAc LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $35: 1 class

Class 22148

jumping. Parent participation required.

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

3/19

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

NEW | Food allergy / Intolerance fixes

$84: 6 classes

Class 22011

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

3/19-4/23

Tue

Learn many possible causes, therapies and changes that may be of help for such common symptoms as cramping, bloating,

$71: 5 classes

Class 22012

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gas, nausea, abdominal pain, hives, itching, swelling, wheezing, 9:30am-10:15am

4/30-5/28

congestion, trouble breathing, or loose stools. Our intestines need to heal. With a little knowledge, we can make sure we’re nourished and able to enjoy life!

AGES 3-5

INSTRUCTOR : Richard Weissman, LAc

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 $84: 6 classes

Class 22013

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

3/19-4/23

10:15am-11:00am

4/30-5/28

$71: 5 classes

Class 22014 40

Tue

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LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $35: 1 class

Class 22149

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/9


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What Works Weight Loss Program

Floor Barre

Are you one of those people who know how to lose weight yet can’t

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

seem to do it? ”What Works” is a program designed to

Develop every muscle needed for ballet. Help access the correct

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

muscles to achieve perfect placement, simultaneously building

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

abdominal strength and dramatically increasing flexibility. This

Develop weight loss strategies that work for you and your personal

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

lifestyle. Program includes tools and information on meal planning,

toning and stretching. No experience necessary. Bring your own

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

mat.

INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson, Weight Management Coach

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$122: 6 classes

$98: 10 classes

Class 22036

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/10-5/15

Class 21770

Wed

10:00am-11:00am

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3

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Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel fantastic.

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

Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function, coordina-

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

tion, and physical strength. You will use your body and brain to feel

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

younger, stronger and more fit! Slow, easy movements progress to

band increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase your

complex, active movements. Please dress comfortably and bring a

overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination all

big towel and pillow.

in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available from

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instructor for $7. (Expect to pay approx. $25 for a roller).

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

$123: 10 classes

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 21837

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/28-5/30

$123: 10 classes

Class 22049

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

3/20-5/29

No class 4/3

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Tai Chi & Chi Kung Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through

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

Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband

in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style

The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your

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

muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance

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

while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg

INSTRUCTOR : Jan Diepersloot

sculpting. Flexband available from instructor for $7. Magic Circle

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

not required until second class.

$63: 8 classes

Class 22051

Thu

9:30am-10:30am

3/21-5/9

Class 22052

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

3/23-5/11

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $111: 9 classes

LOCATION Suite 130, MDi Wellness Center

Class 22069

$63: 8 classes

No class 4/1

Class 22050

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

3/18-5/20

3/21-5/9

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Yoga Heart: Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” Join us for classical hatha yoga. Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” Class is a great way to de-stress and to improve your general health and well being. Adi-Yoga brings together restorative meditative movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation). Realize the fundamental unity and indivisibility of body, energy, and mind. And you’ll get tips for deepening your own home practice. All levels. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Sterns, Yoga Learning Center LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $124: 10 classes

Class 22047

Mon

7:30pm-8:50pm

3/18-5/20

No class 5/27 $135: 12 classes

Class 22044

Tue

8:00am-9:20am

3/19-6/4

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Hatha Yoga

$135: 12 classes

Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment. Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours before class.

3/20-6/5

9:30am-10:50am

3/21-6/6

Class 22046

Thu

5:30pm-6:50pm

3/21-6/6

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unites world beats with urban flavor. The music will take you

$89: 9 classes

7:00pm-8:00pm

6:00pm-7:20pm

Thu

U-Jam Fitness is an athletic cardio dance fitness program that

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Mon

Wed

Class 22045

NEW | U-Jam Fitness

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

Class 21789

Class 22048

3/25-6/3

No class 4/1, 5/27

around the world from old school hip-hop to Bollywood with an athletic, intense cardio workout that makes you sweat, tones your body and leaves your body craving for more!

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

INSTRUCTOR : April Crosby

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

$98: 10 classes

$103: 10 classes

Class 21790

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

3/27-6/5

No class 4/3

Class 22474

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/20-5/22

Class 22475

Sat

10:30am-11:30am

3/23-6/1

No class 5/25 INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes

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LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Zumba

$110: 10 classes

Class 21791

Fri

10:00am-11:30am

3/29-6/7

No class 4/5

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

to follow. Bring towel and water to class.

$89: 9 classes

Class 21792

Sat

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

10:35am-11:35am

No class 4/6, 5/25

3/30-6/8

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $113: 11 classes

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Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/19-5/28


Health & Fitness A D ULT S 5 0 +

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Zumba Fitness and Toning Combo Class (1/2 and 1/2)

Gentle Yoga

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

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

your monotonous aerobics class with inspirational, sizzling,

focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to

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

enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart

body and build muscle endurance with light resistance. We will

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

use “Zumba toning sticks,” 1-lb. or 2.5-lb. weights that shake like

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

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

$83: 10 classes

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $113: 11 classes

Class 22042

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

Thu

Class 21725

Thu

8:45am-10:00am

3/21-5/30

No class 4/4

7:30pm-8:30pm

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NEW | Boomers Broadway Boogie

Chair Yoga This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of on the

Kick up your heels, have fun and try something new. Learn easy

floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility or

but energetic song and dance routines to lively show tunes from

for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear

musical theatre favorites. No dance or singing experience

loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a

necessary. This total mind and body workout will improve your

firm blanket to class. Before registering for this class, please call

balance, coordination, endurance, and flexibility while keeping

the instructor at (925) 462-5285.

your brain agile and your heart light. Spark your creativity and increase your musicality in a playful and supportive atmosphere. INSTRUCTOR : Sheryl Weiss and Loree Capper

$70: 7 classes

Mon

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $83: 10 classes

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 21711

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy

Class 21721

Thu

10:15am-11:15am

3/21-5/30

No class 4/4

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/18-5/6

No class 4/1 LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $70: 7 classes

Class 21710

Tue

11:00am-12:00pm

3/19-5/7

No class 4/2

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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! INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $48: 9 classes

Class 21740

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

3/20-5/22

1:45pm-2:30pm

3/22-5/24

$38: 7 classes

Class 21741

Fri

No class 3/29, 4/5, 5/3

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

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Move to Improve Your Balance Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. These classes will be based on the Feldenkrais Method which uses creative and innovative movements that will feed and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be done sitting, standing and walking. Come learn and improve the quality of your life. The instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years, will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes

Class 21732

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

4/8-5/13

AGES 1-2½

NEW | Spanish for Parent and Child Children and adults experience foreign language together. Have fun singing, playing games and creating art all while learning Spanish. Our instructor’s first language is Spanish. She holds an

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

Seniorcise

experience teaching Spanish as a second language in preschool

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

immersion programs.

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children

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

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

weights and come exercise to wonderful big band music!

$51: 4 classes $5 supply fee due at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $53: 9 classes

Class 21747

Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

3/18-5/20

3:00pm-4:00pm

3/20-5/22

No class 4/1, 5/27

Class 21748

Wed

Class 21990

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

3/19-4/16

No class 4/2 $63: 5 classes $5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21991

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

4/30-5/28

No class 4/3

AGES 3-5

Spanish Immersion Preschool

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Gentle Exercise

Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and

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.

1:00pm-2:00pm

3/22-4/26

$41: 5 classes

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LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $113: 4 classes $5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21994

No class 4/5.

Fri

INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children

Wed

9:00am-11:30am

3/20-4/17

Thu

9:00am-11:30am

3/21-4/18

No class 4/4

$41: 5 classes

Class 21723

doing creative art, making puzzles, and enjoying new friends.

No class 4/3

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Fri

social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing,

Class 21992

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat

Class 21722

stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop

1:00pm-2:00pm

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$141: 5 classes $5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21993

Wed

9:00am-11:30am

5/1-5/29

Class 21995

Thu

9:00am-11:30am

5/2-5/30


Personal Enrichment AGES 5-12

AGES 10-14

Kids’ Carpentry

NEW | Story Writing II

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and

A rocket ship blasting to another planet, a detective sleuthing to

applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

crack the case, a sorcerer summoning an entire world­­—students

The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while boys

will learn about the genres these characters come from and use

and girls, kindergarten through 6th grade, work together on boats,

that knowledge to write stories of their own. From combining

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

animals, to creating new characters, to mapping out whole new

wood are provided. Program may be taken year round with

worlds, this class emphasizes using each child’s creativity to

different projects offered each session. Established in 1982 our

develop original stories of their own. Students’ work will also be

motto is: Building confidence and teaching with respect and

published in the Lekha online magazine, “Young Wordsmiths.”

humor in a safe and happy environment.

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha School of Creative Writing

INSTRUCTOR : Director Michael Glass and wife Jeab.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$147: 8 classes

$95: 6 classes $33 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22154

Class 22005

Thu

3:00pm-4:00pm

4/25-5/30

Class 22006

Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

4/25-5/30

Class 22007

Thu

5:00pm-6:00pm

4/25-5/30

Mon

5:15pm-6:15pm

4/8-6/3

No class 5/27

AGES 10-16

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

AGES 6-13

Chess Class

Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline,

Each lesson consists of instruction, analysis, and tournament

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

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

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

easy to follow, and include individual written instructions to

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

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

practice at home. Students are divided into groups based on experience and knowledge: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary

All equipment provided. Trophies and prizes presented at last

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

class.

$51: 1 class

Class 21988

INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Fri

6:00pm-7:00pm

9:00am-2:30pm

4/6

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$101: 8 classes

Class 22004

Sat

4/12-5/31

NEW | Self-Publish your Book Do you have a book you are thinking about? Howard VanEns, self-publisher of several books will show you how. Class covers

AGES 7-10

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

NEW | Story Writing I

the electronic format such as Kindle and Nook are changing the

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

publishing world and making it easy for new authors to become

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

successful. Class also includes creating titles that sell, formatting

nonfiction genres. They will progress into genre writing and learn

your book, where to find inexpensive designers, and publishing

how each genre has its own set of particular rules that drives

and marketing your book on Amazon and other places.

character creation, setting, and plot. Students will take home a

INSTRUCTOR : Howard VanEns

portfolio of short stories in various genres. Their work will also be published in the Lekha online magazine, “Young Wordsmiths.” INSTRUCTOR : Lekha School of Creative Writing

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $45: 1 class

Class 22456

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

3/21

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $147: 8 classes

Class 22153

Mon

4:00pm-5:00pm

4/8-6/3

No class 5/27

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CPR & First Aid Combo Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for two years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing. INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $65: 1 class $10 supply fee due at class.

Class 22055

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

4/13

Class 22056

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

5/11

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First Aid 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

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Basic Creative Writing

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

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

issued upon successful completion. Students may not audit this

writing as you discover techniques to crafting your own novel,

class.

An EMS Safety Services certificate, good for two years, will be

short story or memoir. Class includes in-class writing exercises, reading assignments and sharing of written work. Learn the basics of both fiction and creative non-fiction.

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

INSTRUCTOR : Janice De Jesus

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

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Class 22057

$93: 6 classes $5 lab fee due at first class.

Class 22035

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/1

A D ULT S 5 0 +

3/20-5/1

No class 4/3

Bridge Class: Heart Series Text: ‘Defense in the 21st Century’

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

Community CPR

relaxed atmosphere by enrolling in one of four bridge courses

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

offered throughout the year. New players should begin with the Club Series class offered in the Fall. Whether you are interested in playing bridge just for fun or are interested in serious competition, these classes will improve your game. Half of a bridge player’s time at the table is spent playing defense. This course covers opening leads against both suit and no trump contracts, defensive signals, developing defensive tricks and more. Prerequisites are

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

the Club and Diamond series courses or equivalent experience.

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $38: 1 class $7 supply fee due at class.

INSTRUCTOR : Lawrence W. Miller, American Contract Bridge

League Accredited Instructor and Silver Life Master

Class 22053

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/17

Class 22054

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/22

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 8 classes

Class 21713

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Personal Enrichment A D ULT S 5 0 +

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Computers: An Introduction to Your PC

Mah-Jongg

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

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

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

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

understanding of how to use and care for your computer. You’ll

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

gain a basic knowledge of computer terminology, how to hookup

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

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

with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and

most importantly, how to start it and turn it off. You‘ll save yourself

enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one

a lot of time and feel much more confident by knowing what

step at a time.

you’re doing, how your computer works and how to take care of it right from the start.

INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Fraga LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center*

INSTRUCTOR : Walter Sanchez

$43: 4 classes

LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library

Class 21730

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

3/19-4/16

$45: 3 classes

Class 22275

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

4/23-5/14

Class 22450

No class 4/2

Mon

10:15am-11:30am

4/8-4/22

*3/19, 5/7 classes meet in Conference Room A D ULT S 5 0 +

Internet Intro: Discovering the Web If you have previous computer experience but haven’t learned to

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NEW | My Life Quilt: Past and Present

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

You are the author of your unique life story. No one else is or has

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

lived your life or experiences. Join author and teacher, Margaret

be ready to jump in and go. Using simple language combined with

Irvin as you review and share ‘you’ in prose and/or poetry. The

a friendly and supportive environment, you’ll learn to search the

focus is you—your life experiences past and present remembered,

net, find pictures, save your favorite web sites, discover different

written and shared. The group process sets the stage, encourages,

web browsers, use keywords and much more. If you’ve decided

supports, offers editing feedback and a warm resonance. Brief

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

class exercises will tweak your unique ‘voice.’ Good for beginning

bring the name of their e-mail/internet provider to class.

to advanced writers.

INSTRUCTOR : Walter Sanchez

INSTRUCTOR : Margaret Irvin

LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$45: 3 classes

$63: 10 classes

Class 22451

Mon

10:15am-11:30am

4/29-5/13

Class 21746

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

3/19-5/28

No class 4/2

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NEW | Over the Top Potholders Discover your inner artist and create the perfect gift for the gourmet cook (or for yourself) who has everything, a great beginning handwork project to learn design concepts, embroidery and appliqué based on the Crazy Patch style. Bring to the first class 1/2 yard muslin, sharp scissors, dressmaker pins, four or five coordinated pieces of fabric (new or recycled, plain and prints in colors and fabrics you love), regular needles and color matching threads. No experience necessary. INSTRUCTOR : M.J. Schuppert Wilson LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $58: 2 classes

Class 21819

Thu

10:00am-1:00pm

4/18-4/25

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SOCIAL DANCE AGES 5-18

Baton Twirling and Dance Learn how to twirl the baton! It’s fun and unique, combining dance and baton twirling for an exciting performance art. You can perform in parades, be the star of your school’s athletic events or talent show, and join a competition team! INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $48: 5 classes

Beg/New Students Class 22026

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

3/21-4/18

Class 22028

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

4/25-5/23

Int/Continuing Students Class 22027

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

3/21-4/18

Class 22029

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

4/25-5/23

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Tahitian Dance & Drumming AGES 6-17

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn about the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and neighboring islands for all levels.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

$67: 8 classes

$63: 6 classes

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg)

Class 22108

Class 22105

Sat

9:30am-10:30am 4/13-5/18

ages 6-12

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv*) Class 22106

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm 4/13-5/18

ages 6-17

*Registration by instructor invitation only.

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/27-5/22

No class 4/3

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg) Class 22112

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/27-5/22

No class 4/3

Tahitian II* Women and Men (Int) LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 22109

$63: 6 classes

No class 4/3

NEW Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 22107

Wed 5:30pm-6:30pm

4/17-5/22

ages 8-17

Wed

8:30pm-9:15pm

3/27-5/22

Tahitian III* Women and Men (Adv) Class 22110

Wed

9:15pm-10:00pm

3/27-5/22

No class 4/3

*Registration by instructor invitation only.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 6 classes

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9:30am-10:30am

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A D ULT

Line Dance

Square Dance Basics

Beginning/easy intermediate class: This is an energetic class

Modern Square Dancing is not the same old song and dance you

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

might remember from elementary school. The vibrant, energetic

dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how

activity leads to valuable health benefits. Dancing helps your heart

to line dance and review dances being taught in the immediate

and strength as well as exercising your mind and reducing stress.

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

Best of all, it’s fun! The course will bring you to a proficient level of

devoted to introductory dances. Intermediate class: For the

dance which will allow you to join local clubs and attend

improving and experienced dancer who wants to learn newer

sponsored weekend dances and festivals.

dances and review the classics. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of the class.

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Kendall LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti

$123: 10 classes

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 22034

Mon

7:30pm-9:30pm

3/18-5/20

$43: 5 classes

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int) Class 22037

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

3/20-4/24

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

5/1-5/29

No class 4/3

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

Class 22039

Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed

Line Dance (Int ) Class 22038

Wed

instruction will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/20-4/24

No class 4/3

Class 22040

rhythm. Great tips and lots of fun. INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

5/1-5/29

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $39: 4 classes

A D ULT

Argentine Tango

Class 22062

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

4/11-5/2

Class 22063

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

5/9-5/30

Argentine Tango is very popular in the Bay Area, one of the most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world. Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals, technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes. INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $39: 4 classes

Argentine Tango (Beg) Class 22058

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

4/11-5/2

Class 22059

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

5/9-5/30

Argentine Tango (Int) Class 22060

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

4/11-5/2

Class 22061

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

5/9-5/30

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FOOD & COOKING

A D ULT

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 $84: 5 classes

Class 22043

Mon

7:00pm-7:55pm

4/22-5/20

A D ULT S 5 0 +

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

Beginning $45: 6 classes

Class 21737

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

3/19-4/23 AGES 4-12

$38: 5 classes

Class 21738

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

4/30-5/28

We Teach Your Kids to Cook In this fun class, Chef Lynda and her staff guide children in

Continuing

learning how to make recipes the entire family will enjoy. Young

$45: 6 classes

Class 21735

Tue

chefs learn the basics of nutrition, grocery shopping, reading food 2:00pm-3:30pm

3/19-4/23

clean-up. Children learn how to make delicious, healthy food that

$38: 5 classes

Class 21736

Tue

labels, food- and knife-safety, and the importance of proper builds self esteem and supports their bodies. Family and friends

2:00pm-3:30pm

4/30-5/28

*4/2, 4/9 classes meet at Heather Farm Community Center

will be clamoring to book a seat at your table to sample your young chef’s creations. Two recipes made each class. INSTRUCTOR : Lynda Rexroat and Cooking with Kids Foundation. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $171: 3 classes $15 supply fee due at first class.

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Class 22140

Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm

4/15-4/29

ages 4-5

Class 22141

Mon 4:00pm-6:00pm

4/15-4/29

ages 6-12


Food & Cooking A D ULT

A D ULT

Sushi Workshop

Thai Cooking Series

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

Recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his

Nigiri. Learn to convert plain rice into flavorful sushi rice, wrap,

cookbook “Easy Thai,” Chat invites you to get into Thai with this

and roll into all sorts of Sushi. Hands-on preparation of traditional

three-week intensive Thai cooking series. Learn Thai culinary

rolls, Nori Maki and trendy rolls, Uramaki. Learn all the basics of

philosophy and recognize Thai tastes and flavors by hands-on

preparing fresh sushi and have fun creating your own delicious

preparation of a five-dish Thai meal each night. We’ll use herbs

and healthy dinner such as toro, unagi, cucumber roll, spicy roll,

and spices such as galangal and kaffir lime that are unique to

California roll and Philadelphia roll. Bring your sharp pointed-tip

Thai cuisine and transform fresh ingredients into delicious dishes.

chef’s knife, bamboo mat, cloth hand towel, large cutting board,

Bring your sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, hand towel, and

beverage, and a to-go box to class.

beverage.

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

$57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class.

$134: 3 classes $40 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22146

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/30

Class 22145

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

5/7-5/21

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A D ULT

Asian Meals for a Week

Vietnamese Cooking Series

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

Let’s explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular!

meals in bulk that last for a week or more. Learn to make delicious

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

meals with easy and simple techniques while preparing food in

tastes and flavors. Plus, while Asian food is generally healthy,

advance. Learn to properly store and serve your meals for

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

maximum enjoyment. We’ll make Asian salads, soups, stews,

as Vietnamese mint-rau ram, basil-rau que, ngo gai, and pick up

curries, stir-fries, and more! Bring your sharp chef’s knife, cutting

simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes such as

board, hand towel, and beverage.

lemongrass chicken, hot and sour seafood soup, clay pot, shrimp fresh spring rolls, green mango salad, and more. Bring your sharp

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

$57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class.

Class 22142

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

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

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

3/28

$134: 3 classes $40 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22143

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Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/11-4/25

Dim Sum Dim Sum means “a little bit of heart,” and these little savories and sweets gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served as an elegant and fun light appetizer, light lunch, snack, or as a special treat. We will learn to use a variety of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items, and learn techniques of filling and wrapping delicious popular Asian snacks such as pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame seed balls. Bring your sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, apron, hand towel, beverage, and a to-go box. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class $15 supply fee due at class.

Class 22144

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

4/30

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Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS

AGES 5 & up

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

AGES 3-6

open to all students and styles with no initiation fees. Our chief

Tiny Tigers Karate

instructor and developer is a 5th degree black belt who blends five

This program is a good base for your child’s journey into martial

traditions to bring you a fun and challenging, ongoing program

arts. Each week is themed and focuses on specific skills in a fun

that takes students from white belt to black belt at a pace they are

learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over 5

comfortable with. This program works with character development

years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups

as much as physical conditioning. Students from other styles will

based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a

be recognized at their current rank. Equipment and uniforms are

uniform on the first day of class for $35.

available for purchase at class.

INSTRUCTOR : Bay Mountain Martial Arts

INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise

LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$58: 5 classes

$75: 6 classes

Class 22125

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

4/8-5/6

Class 22119 No class 4/2

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

3/19-4/30

ages 5 - 15

Class 22126

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

4/9-5/7

Class 22128

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

5/14-6/11

Class 22120

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

5/7-6/11

ages 5 - 15

4/11-5/9

Class 22115

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/19-4/30

ages 16 & up

5/16-6/13

No class 4/2

Class 22127 Class 22129

Thu Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm 5:00pm-5:30pm

Class 22116

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

5/7-6/11

ages 16 & up

$47: 4 classes

Class 22121

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/22-5/3

ages 5 - 15

Class 22130

No class 4/5

Class 22122

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

5/10-6/14

ages 5 - 15

Class 22117

Fri

7:30pm-8:30pm

3/22-5/3

ages 16 & up

5/10-6/14

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

5/13-6/10

No class 5/27

No class 4/5

AGES 7-12

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

Class 22118

Fri

7:30pm-8:30pm

Class 22123

Sat

9:00am-10:15am 3/23-5/4

Sat

9:00am-10:15am 5/11-6/15

ages 16 & up ages 5 & up

No class 4/6

Class 22124

ages 5 & up

school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises, your child will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

AGES 5-11

Keeping Kids Safe This fun and innovative program is designed for the health and

INSTRUCTOR : Bay Mountain Martial Arts

safety of your child. Your child will engage in hands on activities

LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts

and games helping them learn how to keep themselves safe at

$68: 5 classes

home, school and while visiting friends. Designed as a “Stranger

Class 22131

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

4/8-5/6

Class 22132

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

4/9-5/7

Class 22133

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

5/14-6/11

4:00pm-4:45pm

5/13-6/10

$55: 4 classes

Class 22134

Mon

Awareness” course, this program goes the extra mile to help children understand a variety of safety issues from germs to fire safety. Keeping Kids safe has been featured on ABC7’s View From the Bay and is taught nationwide. INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise

No class 5/27

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $75: 6 classes

Class 22113

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

3/22-5/3

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

5/10-6/14

No class 4/5

Class 22114

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AGES 6-11

Crazy Chemistry We’ll explore and create exciting chemical reactions, make colorful concoctions and bubbling brews. Amaze yourself with magical temperature changing baggie science or growing ghost crystals. Study the chemistry involved in not-so-simple things like chalk and soap, and even experiment with the chemistry used by artists, spies and detectives! Chemists bring home a project each day. INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $145: 6 classes

AGES 2-3

Class 22157

Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

4/10-5/15

NEW | Making Music with Animals Dance and sing the morning away while wiggling our tails to the rhythm of instruments and music. We will explore different animals each week through interactive song. Parents and caregivers please bring your best singing voices. Caregivers must be present.

AGES 7-12

NEW | Digital Animation Students are introduced to fundamentals of digital computer animation. In this class, participants will learn skills that help computer drawing, character movement, frame layering and

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

dialogue matching. Students will work in small groups on anima-

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

tion technique and will complete a short animated film. Students

$43: 4 classes

may bring flash drives to the last class and will be able to take a

Class 22150

Wed

10:00am-10:45am

3/6-3/27

copy of their animation home to share with friends and family. INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

AGES 6-9

$188: 8 classes

NEW | Animal Clues Can you guess the mystery animal? Use your sleuthing skills to study the clues to identify the special animal. Class includes live animal visits, crafts and fun! Each week will feature a different mystery animal.

Mon

4:00pm-5:30pm

4/8-6/3

No class 5/27

AGES 7-12

NEW | Game Design: Beginning to Advanced

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Improve your skills and impress family and friends with your

$23: 1 class

Class 22151

Class 22155

Thu

3:30pm-5:00pm

4/11

game! Returning game creators learn techniques such as character movement, multiple platforms and game formats. Beginners are introduced to game design and computer programming. Students may bring flash drives to the last class and will be able to take a

AGES 6-10

NEW | Animals and Engineering: Mini Spring Break camp Animals are nature’s engineers. During Spring Break Mini Camp,

copy of their video game home to share with friends and family. INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

participants will learn about animal engineering and will practice

$188: 8 classes

their design and problem-solving skills with hands-on challenges.

Class 22156

Wed

4:00pm-5:30pm

4/10-5/29

A new animal engineering topic each day brings a new design challenge. Materials fee and small snack included. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $103: 3 classes

Class 22152

Tue-Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm

4/2-4/4

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Sports

SPORTS

AGES 3½-4

Tot Soccer Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun

Kidz Love Soccer

running and kicking just like the big kids! INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $97: 8 classes

Class 22080

Mon

9:30am-10:00am

4/8-6/3

5:15pm-5:45pm

4/8-6/3

No class 5/27

Class 22085

Mon

No class 5/27

Class 22082

Thu

10:00am-10:30am

4/11-5/30

Class 22083

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

4/11-5/30

Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

in the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-appropriate

$97: 8 classes

skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Shin guards are required by the 2nd class meeting.

Class 22084

Sat

4/13-6/8

AGES 4-5

AGES 2-3½

Pre Soccer

Parent & Me Soccer As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

$97: 8 classes

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

Class 22086

Class 22076

Mon

10:45am-11:15am

4/8-6/3

6:15pm-6:45pm

4/11-5/30

No class 5/27

Class 22077

Thu

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $97: 8 classes

Class 22078

Sat Sat

10:00am-10:35am

4/8-6/3

Class 22087

Mon

5:45pm-6:20pm

4/8-6/3

No class 5/27

Class 22088

Thu

10:30am-11:05am

4/11-5/30

Class 22089

Thu

3:40pm-4:15pm

4/11-5/30

Class 22090

Thu

5:30pm-6:05pm

4/11-5/30

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

11:00am-11:30am

4/13-6/8

11:35am-12:05pm

4/13-6/8

No class 5/25

Class 22079

Mon

No class 5/27

$97: 8 classes

No class 5/25

$97: 8 classes

Class 22091

Sat

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts,

please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 half 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 credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, credits will be issued.

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9:30am-10:05am

4/13-6/8

10:05am-10:40am

4/13-6/8

No class 5/25

Class 22092

Sat

No class 5/25

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No class 5/25


Sports

Wee Hoop

AGES 5-6

Soccer 1 Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting,

This program is designed

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

to provide children with a

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

positive basketball experience

Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually.

while promoting a physically

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

active lifestyle. Children can

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

master basketball skills from

$97: 8 classes

one class to the next, build

Class 22093

Mon

3:45pm-4:30pm

4/8-6/3

6:20pm-7:05pm

4/8-6/3

4:15pm-5:00pm

4/11-5/30

self-confidence and self-esteem and learn how to

No class 5/27

Class 22094

Mon

behave in a more structured environment while having fun.

No class 5/27

Class 22095

Thu

Participants will need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

class for $7.

$97: 8 classes

Class 22096

Sat

10:40am-11:25am

4/13-6/8

11:25am-12:10pm

4/13-6/8

No class 5/25

Class 22097

Sat

AGES 1½-3

No class 5/25

Dribblers This parent interactive class develops gross motor skills and coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children

AGES 7-10

experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities

Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages

include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing and

listening skills. Parent participation required.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop

scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points.

LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium

All levels are welcome. Each participant receives a soccer jersey.

$63: 4 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

Class 21998

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

3/19-4/9

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

Class 22000

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

4/23-5/14

$108: 8 classes

Class 22098

Mon

4:30pm-5:15pm

4/8-6/3

No class 5/27

AGES 4-5

Hot Shots

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

This class places more of an emphasis on developing basketball

$108: 8 classes

skills and learning the basic rules of the game. The activities

Class 22100

Sat

12:10pm-12:55pm

4/13-6/8

No class 5/25

encourage teamwork and new friendships. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop LOCATION Court 1, Tice Valley Gymnasium $63: 4 classes

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts,

please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 half hour

Class 21999

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

3/19-4/9

Class 22001

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

4/23-5/14

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 credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, credits will be issued.

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Sports A D ULT

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

AGES 3-5

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course

Lil’ Baseball Lil’ Baseball players will learn elementary skills and the direction of baseball in this exciting new program. Each class includes skill building in throwing, hitting, fielding, and base-running. We ensure safety with age-appropriate equipment designed for your child’s motor skills. Parents learn, too, through daily observation and voluntary participation. Join us, and your child will be a step ahead of the game when it’s time for t-ball!

$93: 6 classes $5 ball fee due at each class.

Beg/Int Women’s Class 22064

Tue

9:30am-10:30am

3/19-4/30

No class 4/9

Beg/Int Golf Coed Class 22065

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

3/19-4/30

Tue

7:00pm-8:00pm

3/19-4/30

6:30pm-7:30pm

3/21-4/25

No class 4/9

INSTRUCTOR : The Pitching Center LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Class 22066

$139: 8 classes

No class 4/9

Class 22015

Tue

4:00pm-4:50pm

4/9-5/28

Class 22016

Tue

5:00pm-5:50pm

4/9-5/28

Class 22017

Wed

4:00pm-4:50pm

4/10-5/29

Class 22018

Wed

5:00pm-5:50pm

4/10-5/29

LIL BASEBALL WEATHER WATCH : In case of rainouts, please call

Class 22067

Thu

AGES 7-17

Bowling-Junior

(650) 796-7378 half hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts

Learn to bowl the right way or improve your current skills in a

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

fun, low-key environment. This weekly 90 minute class includes

following the end of the session. No refunds will be issued if

instruction by a certified bowling teaching professional followed

make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up,

by a game of bowling. Class fee includes rental shoes and ball.

refunds will be issued.

INSTRUCTOR : Diablo Valley Bowl LOCATION Bowling Lanes, Diablo Valley Bowl

AGES 7-10

$98: 10 classes

Golf-Junior

Class 21997

Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

3/21-5/23

Develop your skills with Head Golf Pro and former PGA Tour player Dave De Long. This beginning class is designed for new golfers with minimal experience. The group lessons cover fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class size is limited to ensure quality instruction. Bring a pitching wedge or nine iron to the first class. Clubs provided upon request at class. INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong

$78: 5 classes $5 ball fee due at each class.

Learn to bowl the right way or improve your current skills in a fun, low-key environment. This weekly 90 minute class includes instruction by a certified bowling teaching professional followed

INSTRUCTOR : Diablo Valley Bowl LOCATION Bowling Lanes, Diablo Valley Bowl $98: 10 classes

Golf Jr. Beginner Class 22068

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

3/21-4/18

Class 21997

Thu

4:00pm-5:30pm

3/21-5/23

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Bowling

by a game of bowling. Class fee includes rental shoes and ball.

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course

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Class 21996

Thu

10:00am-11:30am

3/21-5/23


Sports

SPORTS Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums Tice Valley and Foothill Community Gymnasiums are available for public and private rentals. Book your special events (birthday parties, basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons, business meetings, etc.) with us. For further information call Leo Harrod, Wes Allnutt or Hope Keung at 925-256-3572

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

Sports/Fitness Groups

Spring Basketball League Adult Basketball Leagues

(925) 943-5899, ext. 5866

Thursday/Sunday 5-on-5

Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

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

Registration packets for the adult 5-on-5 basketball leagues will be available at the Tice Valley Gym starting in January or you can have it emailed to you by sending a request to Hope Keung at keung@walnut-creek.org. League play will begin in February for Sunday night leagues. League play will begin in April for Thursday

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.

night leagues. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community

Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on

Oddyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for

a waiting list by emailing Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org.

5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information.

Fitness Programs

Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955

Please see page 40-44 for details about many other exciting fitness

Heather Farm Park. Log onto www.wcasi.org for dates and more

classes.

information.

Volleyball

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls ages 8-16. Log

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

Adult Volleyball Leagues Monday Night Coed League

onto www.wcbaseball.org for information. (925) 943-5899, ext. 5866 Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley

Registration packets for the Monday spring adult volleyball coed

Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls ages 5-15

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

years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com for information.

Valley Gym in February. League starts in March.

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages

Drop-in Volleyball

6-18. Log onto www.wcsc.org for information.

The volleyball drop-in program meets on Friday evenings from

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

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

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11, including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto www.wcyaa.com for information.

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Dog/Pet Care

Afterschool Sports Programs

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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

Practice Your Sport Year-round or Try Something New!

your dog loses his brain when a car goes by. Learn what makes your dog react, and the steps you can take to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog the first day of class, but come ready to learn how to set your dog

Afterschool sports programs for Walnut Creek

up for success and stop the overly reactive response to every day

Intermediate and Foothill Middle School students are

common occurrences. Please bring a copy of your dog’s

available throughout the school year. It’s a great

vaccination records for the instructor to keep. Minimum age limit

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

for handler is 18.

stay active!

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

Spring Coed Golf: 6th, 7th & 8Th Grade – Tryouts Required Boys Intramural Volleyball: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

$133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22103

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

4/16-5/21

*5/14 class meets at Civic Park Community Center.

Girls Intramural Volleyball Party II: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Learn more about the afterschool sports programs at WCI and Foothill by visiting www.walnutcreekrec.org and click on the Afterschool Sports tab.

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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

DOG/PET CARE

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

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who enjoy training and want to take it to the next level. Please

Dog Obedience: Beginning

bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records for the instructor

In this foundation class, your dog will learn how to walk nicely on leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With

to keep. Minimum age limit for the handler is 16. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Prerequisite: Beginning dog obedience or instructor approval.

these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society.

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center*

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. Minimum age for handler is 16; minors must be accompanied by an adult.

$133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22471

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

4/16-5/21

*5/14 class meets at Civic Park Community Center.

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center* $133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22101

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

*5/14 class meets at Civic Park Community Center.

4/16-5/21

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

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Specialized Recreation

SPECIALIZED RECREATION

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

Class 22418

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

3/20

Class 22419

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

4/17

Class 22420

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

5/15

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. Join your friends and dance to your favorite tunes. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $6: 1 Dance

Class 22417

Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm

4/12

LOCATION Concord Senior Center

AGES 8 & up

Specialized Recreation Karate

$6: 1 Dance

If you have ever wanted to try the martial arts but thought that your ‘disability’ limited you... think again! This program will

Class 22382

Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm

5/17

Class 22380

Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/7

challenge you and show you just how fun and adaptable Karate can be. The program has been adapted and designed for participants of all ages and abilities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended.

Specialized Recreation Movie Fest Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great time! Price includes admission for the double feature and

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

popcorn.

$53: 10 classes

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Class 22378

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

3/14-5/23

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Debbie Landesman for this specially designed cardio program for special needs adults ages 15 and above.

$18: 1 Movie

Class 22379

Sat

11:00am-3:00pm

3/16

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday trips each month. Trips vary in cost and duration. Trips are for special needs participants

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

16 years older and above. Drop off and pick-up for all Saturday

$53: 10 classes

trips will be from the Civic Park Community Center.

Class 22377

Mon

5:30pm-6:15pm

3/11-5/20

LOCATION TBA

Sat

3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25

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Tennis

WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LIFETIMETENNIS.COM • (925) 945-0105 The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use and provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket stringing service. For more information about class descriptions, registration, private lessons, and ball machine rental please visit our website at www.lifetimetennis.com or call us at the phone number listed above. • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm. • Registration begins February 19. • Register online at www.lifetimetennis.com or in the office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek. • Spring Session runs for 12 weeks and includes 1 bonus/rain makeup day on, TBD. • Note: All classes on 6/1-6/2 will be held @ Northgate High School due to the Art & Wine Festivities.

Spring Adult Tennis ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older)

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on May 10th, 11th, 12th • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level 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) Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Backhand/Net Game Backhand/Net Game Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy Ladies Drill & Play Ladies 3.5+ (6:1) Men’s Advanced Drill Mixed Doubles League Serve & Return Specialty Shot 60

Day Monday Wednesday Sunday* Monday Monday Saturday* Sunday* Monday Monday Thursday Thursday Monday Thursday Friday* Saturday* Wednesday Saturday* Saturday* Sunday* Wednesday Thursday Friday* Saturday* Monday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Friday* Saturday* Saturday*

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Time 8:00am-9:00am 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 11:00am-12:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm 3:00pm-4:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 11:30am-12:30pm 5:00pm-6:00pm 9:00pm-10:00pm 6:00pm-7:00pm 8:00pm-9:00pm 7:00pm-8:00pm 8:00pm-9:00pm 9:30am-11:00am 1:00pm-2:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm

Dates 4/1-6/17 4/3-6/19 4/7-6/23 4/1-6/17 4/1-6/17 4/6-6/22 4/7-6/23 4/1-6/17 4/1-6/17 4/4-6/20 4/4-6/20 4/1-6/17 4/4-6/20 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22 4/3-6/19 4/6-6/22 4/6-6/22 4/7-6/23 4/3-6/19 4/4-6/20 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22 4/1-6/17 4/3-6/19 4/3-6/19 4/3-6/19 4/4-6/20 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22 4/6-6/22

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $154R/$170NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $168R/$185NR $132R/$145NR $98R/$105NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR


Tennis

Spring Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6)

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on May 10th, 11th, 12th • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Sunday* Sunday* Thursday Friday* Saturday*

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9)

Time 9:15am-10:00am 1:15pm-2:00pm 4:15pm-5:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm 9:15am-10:00am

Dates 4/7-6/23 4/7-6/23 4/4-6/20 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22

Fee $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on May 10th, 11th, 12th • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Saturday* Monday Wednesday

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9)

Time 3:15pm-4:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm 3:15pm-4:00pm

Dates 4/6-6/22 4/1-6/17 4/3-6/19

Fee $165R/$182NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on May 10th 11th, 12th • Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • Must sign up for 2 days. Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play

Day Monday Wednesday Friday* Sunday*

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15)

Time 4:00pm-5:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 12:00pm-1:00pm

Dates 4/1-6/17 4/3-6/19 4/5-6/21 4/7-6/23

Fee $360R/$396NR $360R/$396NR $360R/$396NR $360R/$396NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on May 10th, 11th, 12th • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15)

Day Thursday Friday* Saturday* Saturday* Sunday* Wednesday Friday* Saturday* Sunday*

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-17)

Time 5:00pm-6:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 2:00pm-3:00pm 10:00am-11:00am 6:00pm-7:00pm 4:00pm-5:00pm 11:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm

Dates 4/4-6/20 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22 4/6-6/22 4/7-6/23 4/3-6/19 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22 4/7-6/23

Fee $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $132R/$145NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR $121R/$133NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes on May 10th, 11th, 12th • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Drop-In rate $28R/$31NR Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development-Match Play

Day Monday Wednesday Friday* Saturday* Sunday*

Time 4:00pm-6:00pm 4:00pm-6:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm 4:00pm-6:00pm 4:00pm-5:30pm

Dates 4/1-6/17 4/3-6/19 4/5-6/21 4/6-6/22 4/7-6/23

Fee $264R/$290NR $264R/$290NR $242R/$266NR $242R/$266NR $98R/$108NR

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Aquatics

AQUATICS YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS

Competitive Programs

CLARKE SWIM CENTER

Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

Located in Heather Farm Park

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a

1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek

year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program.

(925) 943-5856

For more information call (925) 939-5990. Website: www.walnutcreekaquabears.org. Head coach: Mike Heaney.

• Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Certified professional lifeguards

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

• Heated locker rooms and showers

Our masters (19-90) team is one of the finest (and most fun) in the

• Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment

country, providing a competitive swimming program and struc-

• Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board.

tured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. For more informa-

• Seasonal children’s pool

tion call (925) 280-5421. Website: www.swim4wc.org.

• Vending machines

Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien.

FACILITY CLOSED*

March 31

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

June 1, 2

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams

Additional Dates: TBD

in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic

WEEKEND HOURS

champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program, Trainee

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Summer Camps and free “Try Synchro” days for swimmers of all ages and abilities. For more information call (925) 934-4792.

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER Located by the Lindsay Museum

Website: www.aquanuts.org. or www.facebook.com/aquanuts/ events. Trainee email: wca.trainees@gmail.com Head Coach: Kim Probst.

2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5861

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Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC )

• Open from June 17 through August 18, 2013

WCSC is one of the oldest and finest recreational swim teams in

• L-shaped recreation and lap pool (25 yards by 25 meters)

the County celebrating our 52nd year. We pride ourselves in

• Diving area with 1-meter diving board

creating an atmosphere where swimmers not only improve but

• Children’s wading pool (1 foot deep)

there is great family fun for everyone! For more information visit

• Vending Machines

www.walnutcreekswimclub.org or email director@walnutcreek-

• Spring season private rentals

swimclub.org. Co-Head Coaches: Brett Anderson and Jason Kamp.

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Aquatics

Lap Swimming & Fitness Center

Recreational Swim Hours Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horseplay and instruction is not permitted in recreational

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

area. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to

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accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind

NOW – June 16, 2013

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

Adult Lap Swim HOURS CLARKE SWIM CENTER

NOW - June 16, 2013

50 meter pool only: Sat - Sun

12:00pm - 4:00pm

See facility description for closure dates.

Admission Fees

Mon - Fri

5:30am – 4:00pm

Daily Admission Fees

Mon - Thu

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee. No

Sat - Sun

11:00am – 4:00pm

refunds.

See facility description for closure dates.

Children (6 and under)

$3.50

Youth (7-17)

$4.25

Family Lap Swimming Hours

Adults (18 & up)

$5.00

Fitness swimming for the entire family! All swimmers ages 7 and

Daily PARK PASS OPTION

older must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited.

Allows in/out privileges during recreational swim times

Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more

Children (6 & under)

$4.00

swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

Youth

(7-17)

$4.75

CLARKE SWIM CENTER

Adults

(18 & up)

$5.50

NOW – June 16, 2013

Discount 15 Swim Passes

Sat - Sun

12:00pm - 4:00pm*

*All participants ages 7 – 17 must be accompanied by a swimming

Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

adult (18 & up)

Children (6 & under)

$45.00

See facility description for closure dates

Age (7-17)

$56.25

Age (18 & up) $63.75

FITNESS CENTER HOURS CLARKE SWIM CENTER

Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass

NOW - June 16, 2013

Adult (18 & up)

Mon - Fri

6:00am – 3:30pm

Mon - Thu

7:00pm – 8:15pm

Sat - Sun

11:00am – 3:45pm

$71

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. Family must show proper ID. Family Pass Fee

$275.00

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Aquatics Free Adult Swim Lesson Walnut Creek Masters Team members and coaches are offering free swim lessons to non-swimming or novice adults. The goal of the new program, Swimming Saves Lives, is to help enhance adult water safety with a unique approach developed by renowned WCM Head Coach Kerry O’Brien. Location: Clarke Swim Center free

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Mon/Tue/Thu 6:45pm-8:00pm

4/15, 4/16, 4/18

Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers WCM invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our program and experience an atmosphere of encouraging swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a requirement to be a member, and is only one aspect of this

Facility Rental Programs Our facilities are great for end-of-the-year school parties and summer day camp/care recreational swimming opportunities. Call now to reserve your spot for hours of summer fun. Contact Karen Heaston-Martin at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2438 for more information. Space is limited so sign up early!

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. LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center $6: Masters daily admission fee

Mon-Fri

party area reservations Reserve table space for your pool party. You can reserve our party

5:30am, 6:45am, 10:30am, noon

Mon-Thu 7:00pm Register for tryout at front counter.

area for just $50. Individual entry fees not included. Call for more information: (925) 943-5899, ext. 2438.

Aquatic Fitness Classes Water Aerobics Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required. LOCATION : Clarke Swim Center

Youth Programs Youth Competitive Swim and Stroke Class Sessions are designed with the summer-recreational swim team swimmer in mind. Instruction includes each of the four competitive strokes and their associated turns, skills and drills. This course reviews County Swim Meet stroke and turn and eligibility for 2013. Instructor: USS Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team Coaches Location: Clarke Swim Center $133:

$66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7

Mon/Wed/Fri

8:00am & 9:00am

Tue/Thu

8:30am

Shallow water & deep water classes offered. All classes are 50 minutes long. 64

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8 classes *No class spring break week: 4/1-4/5

Dates

Days

6y-8y 4:00-4:45pm Class

9y-14y 4:45-5:30pm Class

3/18 – 4/17*

Mon & Wed

21681

21682

3/19 – 4/18*

Tue & Thu

21686

21689


Aquatics

Aquatics

Training Courses American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012) This course will provide you with the following skills and

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - NOW HIRING!

certifications to become a certified lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid, CPR-FPR, and AED (oxygen admin. optional). • Participants must pass all written and practical exams to earn

We are looking for lifeguards and/or swim instructors (15 yrs+) and

certificate.

support staff. We accept American Red Cross Lifeguard

• Must be 15 years old by the last day of class.

Training Certificates or Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard-

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

ing Certificates. Desirable candidates must enjoy the water, outdoors, working with children, and possess a current lifeguard-

LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center $213:

Walnut Creek Aquatics is NOW HIRING for Winter, Spring & Summer 2013.

ing certificate. For more information, please call (925) 943-5859.

(Includes book & certification)

For an application visit our website at www.walnutcreekrec.org or

Class 21691

Mon-Thu 9:30am-5:30pm

4/1-4/4

come to Clarke Swim Center in Heather Farm Park. We will accept

Class 21967

Sat/Sun 9:30am-5:30pm

3/16-17, 3/23-24

applications until all positions are full.

Class 21968

Tue/Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm

5/2-5/30

CPR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER REVIEW COURSE For those previously trained and needing to re-certify in CPR/AED, this is 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 book. Participation in class does not constitute automatic renewal of certification. Must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate. LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center $68: 1 class (includes Pocket Mask, CPR-FPR & AED Cert. Card)

Class 21695

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

3/9

Class 21694

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

4/13

Class 21696

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

5/11

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Aquatics

Swim Lessons REGISTRATION

AGES 10 mo-3 YR

Guppy $39.00: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Parent/toddler basic water orientation class. Both parent and

registration begins on february 19. Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org Fax to: (925) 287-0179

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 toddlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child.

Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (Weekdays 9am-4pm) Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration,

Clark

301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598

Swim

No phone-in registrations accepted.

Center

Session Times

III

IV

4:05pm

5/7-5/16 22284

5/21-5/30 22285

5:50pm

22286

22287

Registration form on page 77. AGES 3-5

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS The Aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find the class that is right for you! Please read the course descriptions carefully. It is important to

Starfish $52.50: 6 classes

ing (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement. Session Times

session to graduate to the next level.

I

II

III

IV

Clarke

3:55pm

4/9-4/18 None

Swim

4:30pm

22324

22326

22328

22329

Center

5:05pm

22325

22327

22330

22331

about the prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is

Please know that it may take your child more than one class

clarke swim center

water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control, kick-

register your child for the proper class. Please think carefully crucial for his/her development.

tue-thu

Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the

4/23-5/2 None

5/7-5/16 22332

5/21-5/30 22333

Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of Aquatics staff. Parents may request transfers prior to the first day of the class. An evaluation of the student may take place the first

AGES 3-7

through third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to

Seahorse

re-place your child if needed.

$52.50: 6 classes

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.

tue-thu

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 and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking,

Aquatics Refunds

arm strokes, and independence in shallow water. Session Times

I 4/9-4/18

II 4/23-5/2

III 5/7-5/16

IV 5/21-5/30

Clarke

4:30pm

22304

22305

22306

22307

Swim

5:05pm

22308

22309

22310

22311

Center

5:40pm

22312

22313

22314

22315

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. 66

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AGES 6-12

Dolphin $52.50: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills. Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must be able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water for one minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and endurance. Introduce breast-stroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns and more diving.

Clarke Swim

Session Times

I

II

III

IV

4/9-4/18

4/23-5/2

5/7-5/16

5/21-5/30

22283

22280

22281

22282

6:15pm

Center

AGES 15 & up

AGES 4-11

Adult/Teen

Lobster $52.50: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

$50.00: 6 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop

Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must

basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle

be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs,

and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill level.

and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective: introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back crawl.

Clarke

Clarke Swim

Session Times

4/9-4/18

I

4/23-5/2

II

5/7-5/16

III

5/21-5/30

IV

6:15pm

22276

22277

22278

22279

Center Session Times

4/9-4/18

I

4/23-5/2

II

5/7-5/16

III

5/21-5/30

IV

3:55pm

None

None

22301

22302

Swim

4:30pm

22292

22293

22294

22295

Center

5:05pm

22296

22297

22298

22303

5:40pm

22299

22300

None

None

.

AGES 5-11

Seal $52.50: 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 able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class objective: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading water, diving, and introduction of breaststroke and scissor kick.

Clarke Swim Center

Session Times

I

II

III

IV

5:40pm

4/9-4/18 22316

4/23-5/2 22317

5/7-5/16 22318

5/21-5/30 22319

6:15pm

22320

22321

22322

22323

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS

Movie Matinee Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your $0.50 admission price includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

4/8, 5/6, 6/3

Friday Socials Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans

Pancake Breakfast

change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held

Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is

until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to

held on the 1st Sunday of each month and is open to everyone.

attend.

This popular community event plays host to families large and

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early! We will be closed on New Year’s Day. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $2.25 adults / $1.50 children under 12

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

5/5, 6/2

Celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day Luncheon

Free / $2 lunch

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

4/26, 5/24, 6/21

Afternoon Tea Dances Join us for an afternoon of ballroom dancing as you get together with friends both new and old. You’ll enjoy the ballroom standards played by DJ Colin Dickie who will be your host and music director each afternoon. You’ll even have a chance to move your feet to Latin and swing dance music and during the intermission, Colin

Join us today as we celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day together.

will lead line dances. Be sure to mark your calendar and get out

We’ll enjoy a delicious catered luncheon and special entertainment

your dancing shoes!

that will combine to make this an event to remember.

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$3 DROP-IN

$12

Every Thu

Fri 11:00am-1:00pm

1:30pm-4:00pm

5/10

Bazaar Group WCSC Anniversary Party

A drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Anniversary Celebration is an event not

with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety

to be missed. Fabulous food, great entertainment and lots of fun!

of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything you’d

Both new and long-time members are sure to have a great time.

like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who

For event details or questions, call (925) 943-5851.

welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $25 member / $30 non-member

Fri 5:30pm-10:00pm

5/17

Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center DROP-IN

Every Wed

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Adults 50+ Cardmaking Workshops

Hooked On Books

Embossing, Distressing, Die Cuts and Punches! Linda Rogers is

If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

returning to teach us new techniques for cardmaking in her fun

want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great

and easy workshops. Your fee covers all materials. Plan on going

group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader

home with several cards to share with family and friends. No spe-

has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the 1st

cial artistic skills required. You’ll be guided through the cardmak-

Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

ing 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

$0.50: 1 class

craft glue to class.

Class 21727

Instructor : Linda Rogers LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $10: 1 class

Mon 9:00am-10:30am

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

3/25, 4/29, 5/20

Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

5/7

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $0.50: 1 class

Class 21726

Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

4/2

Embossing and Distressing Techniques 3/25

Investment Discussion Group

Using Die Cuts to Make Cards

All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged

4/29

Using Punches to Make Creative Cards 5/20

to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-5851 or

Sing-a-Long

group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun sounds attractive, then this is the group for you! Meet once each week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

Free

Tue

musicals, and more. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

1:30pm-4:00pm

4/16, 5/21, 6/18

AARP Driver Safety Program

$1 DROP-IN

Every Fri

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

This 4-1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have

9:30am-11:00am

taken the 8-hour course within the last 4 years. Completion of the course entitles those over 55 years of age to a discount on their

Snappy Cats

auto insurance. The refresher course is good for 3 years and can be

Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of

repeated. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information or to register for

musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area

class. Fee collected in class.

retirement communities.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$12 AARP Members / $14 Non-AARP Members

Free

Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm

Every Fri

4/16

9:30am-11:00am

AARP Tax-Aide

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

The AARP Tax-Aide program was created to help low-and middle-in-

Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced

come taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and over, prepare

and those just learning to play are welcome. Bring your

and file their income tax returns with the IRS, free of charge.

Mah-Jongg set with you. Haven’t played before? Be sure to sign

Locations are equipped to file your return electronically, allowing

up for the Mah-Jongg class listed under Personal Enrichment on

you to receive your refund much faster. The program is designed to

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serve and file simple tax returns. If your tax return is relatively

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$0.50 drop-in

Every Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

complex, you will be advised to seek professional tax assistance.

1/15-3/12

Free: By appointment only call (925) 943-5851

Thu 8:00am-5:00pm

2/7-4/11

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Adults 50+ Marathon Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $20: 1 class

Every Fri

12:00pm-4:00pm

Drop-In Bingo Enjoy a fun day of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Play is divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Morning session begins at 11:00am. Afternoon session begins at 12:45pm. Cards are sold separately for each session and are $0.50 each. Paper games are also played and are $0.25 for each card. This is a great activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun with friends. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Early-Bird Bingo $0.50 per card

Pinochle

Every Thu

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun

Afternoon Bingo

afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-in

Every Mon

12:00pm-3:30pm

11:00am-11:45am

$0.50 per card

Every Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

Tennis Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri; 8:00am-12:00pm at

Bridge Programs

Larkey Park Tennis Courts for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50.

Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required.

Bowling Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 9:45am to

Thursday Drop-In Bridge

12:00pm.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Thu

12:30pm-4:00pm

Creakers Softball Join our “over 50” softball program. Call Terry White at

Sunday Drop-In Bridge

(925) 939-7508. Fee is $72/year.

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Tue

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Club 55 Skiers Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving! Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:30am and return approximately at 6:30pm. Must contact David Summers at (925) 933-5895 to register for trips.


Adults 50+ Cycling Club

Deaf Seniors Club

The Cycling Club meets Thursdays in June and August at 8:30am

Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative

for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors Club membership is

speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call

required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at

California Relay Services, VOICE 1-900-735-2922 or TDD by calling

shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

1-800-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to

Every Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous

Bus Passes

for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some

County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk.

Thursday hikes that are out of the area require consent of the

Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

coordinator. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

Home Chore & Respite Registry

$1 Drop-In

Every Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:15am-12:00pm

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:15am-12:00pm

Senior Services

Home Chore and Respite Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call (925) 937-8311 for more information.

Insurance Counseling Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the 2nd Wednesday

Blood Pressure Screening

and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Call

Drop in on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure for free.

(925) 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC. Please call (925) 938-1895 for Long Term Care counseling appointments.)

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center Free

Wed

9:30am-11:00am

4/10, 5/8

Hot Meals Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome. Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-12:00pm one day ahead for a reservation. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $2: Suggested Donation

Mon-Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm Fri 11:30am-1:00pm No Meals Served 4/1-5, 5/27

Case Management Case Management is available through Diablo Valley Foundation for free in-home assessments and consultation. Call (925) 945-8040 for an appointment.

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Adults 50+

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For JanuaryDecember, annual dues are only $12. Club members enjoy discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, access to many activities, and free social services including financial counseling, blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call 943-5851 for more information.

Office of Aging Senior information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020.

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info Mondays

Legal Services Senior legal services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday from 11:00am–1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment.

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 Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room

Wills Preparation Simple wills preparation is available by appointment on the first

Wednesdays Bazaar Group: 9:30am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Monday of each month from 1:30pm–3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851

Thursdays

for an appointment.

Bingo: 11:00am–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room

Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek

Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby Tea Dances 12:30pm-4:30pm, Assembly Hall

Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from

Fridays

9:00am-11:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday

Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall*

reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday

Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall

through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to

Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge

3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925) 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

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Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am, Lobby

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SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates.


Open Space

OPEN SPACE PROGRAMMING

ATLATL SATURDAYS – DROP-IN TOSS & ISAC CONTEST Saturdays, March 23, April 13 & May 18, 2:00 – 3:30, Sugarloaf Open Space 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 get their name in the World Atlatl magazine. Open target at 2:00 pm and the ISAC starts at 3:00 pm. For information please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

OLD BORGES RANCH OPEN “HISTORIC” HOUSE Sundays, April 14, May 12 and June 16, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space. Join us as we open the Historic Ranch House doors for you to tour at your own leisure. Open Space Ranger staff will be on hand to answer any of your questions.

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 Rangerled interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most programs are 1–1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel most programs. Please call the Ranger listed for more information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

EARTH DAY IN THE OPEN SPACE Join us for our yearly celebration of Earth Day in the Open Space, Saturday, April 20. Activities are planned for the entire family in many Open Space sites. Begin the day at 9:00 am with a bird walk in Acalanes Open Space. Check out the listing under on-going programs for specific information. Or, join us for a work project at Sugarloaf Open Space from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon as we remove excessive bracing from the young oak trees that are helping to return our native oak savannah to the hillsides. At noon we’ll have a community picnic at Sugarloaf Open Space to celebrate the day and honor our volunteers. Dessert and soft drinks will be provided. We’ll be gathering at Howe Homestead from 2:00 – 3:30 pm for environmental education activities and crafts for children 6 to 12

Ranger-led Programs

years of age. Finish off the evening with a night hike in Acalanes Open Space. Please check the on-going listings for more information on this hike. For information on Earth Day activities and to register for these events please contact Supr. Ranger Nancy Dol-

WHO POOPED IN THE PARK?

lard at dollard@walnut-creek.org or phone (925) 943-5899 x2135.

Sunday, March 10, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Lime Ridge Open Space Many animals call Lime Ridge home, yet they are rarely seen. How

HARVESTING HOWE HONEY

do we know they are here? The signs they leave behind tell us

Sunday, April 28, 10:00 - 11:30 am and 1:00 - 2:30 pm,

who’s in the park and what they’re doing. Join us on a search for

Howe Homestead

scat, tracks and other animal signs. Meet at the parking lot located at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required unless you are bringing a group of five or more. Rain the day of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to the program may cancel this activity. For more information call Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

We’ll be busy as bees as we harvest and sample fresh local honey. Humans have harvested honey for thousands of years for a number of uses. Come and learn about honeybees and enjoy a taste of their labor. Rain will not cancel this activity. A materials fee of $2.00 per family is charged and reservations are required for this program. Reservations can be made by calling Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

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Open Space

On-Going Programs VOLUNTEER TRAIL CREW Saturday, March 2, April 6, May 4 and June 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, various areas On the first Saturday of every month you are asked to join Open Space staff on trail maintenance projects to improve conditions for our natural resources and human visitors alike. Projects are scheduled for all areas of the Open Space. Dress for the weather and your safety. Wear long pants, closed toe shoes, gloves and a hat. Please bring water. Trail construction instruction is provided. Trail crew is for those 16 and older. For more information on the specific activity planned please contact Ranger Nancy Dollard at

FROG FANATICS: SAVE THE FROGS DAY Saturday, April 27, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Bob Pond at Borges Ranch,

(925) 943-5899 x2135 or at dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Shell Ridge

LIME RIDGE MONTHLY HIKE

Celebrate the 5th Annual Save the Frogs Day by joining us at the

Second Sunday of the month, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June

Bob Pond/Hanna Grove Picnic Area. Enjoy a short presentation

9, 9:00 – 10:30 am, Lime Ridge Open Space

in the amphitheater on our native frogs then as darkness falls we will look and listen for the frogs and toads that are found in and around Bob Pond. Dress appropriately for the weather with sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Reservations are not necessary unless you are bringing a group of five or more. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a hat. It’s time to join Ranger Art Janke on a guided hike into incredible Lime Ridge. The trails pass through oak woodlands, grasslands and inland scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of animals. Every month there’s something new to see and share. Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY PROGRAM Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge Learn about our local migratory birds on their special day. You will be amazed to discover incredible stories about the migratory birds that come and visit us for the spring and summer. We will enjoy a short program in the Carriage Barn on migratory birds and then take a walk around the ranch and Shell Ridge Open Space in search of our visitors from the tropics. Crafts and environmental education activities for children are also on the schedule. Meet in front of the Carriage Barn at Borges Ranch. For more information

OLD BORGES RANCH TOURS Last Saturday of the month, March 30, April 27, May 25 and June 29, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space 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. For information call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x 2162.

please call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

MONTHLY BEGINNING BIRD WALKS LOOKING AHEAD ... Mark your calendars now for Heritage Day at Old Borges Ranch. This year our special day of celebration will be Saturday, June 8 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be music, food, displays, games, and a lot more fun at the ranch. More information will be available soon and in the Summer Activity Guide. 74

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Are you curious about what birds are flying all over the place? Our beginning bird walks are the place to learn. Don’t be shy or embarrassed to join us. Just show up with binoculars if you have them, a note pad and a bird book and let the learning begin. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.


Open Space Celebrate Earth Day Bird Walk

for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Rain the day of the

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 – 11:00 am,

program or heavy rain in the days leading up to the program will

Acalanes Open Space, Putnum Creek

cancel this activity. For more information call Ranger

This hike will take us through oak woodlands and along Putnum

Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

Creek as we search for nesting vireos and migrant warblers. Meet at the end of Sousa Drive.

Wildflowers of Shell Ridge

Saturday April 6, 2:00 – 3:30 pm International Migratory Bird Day

First, we’ll meander through the drier, open quarries to view

Program and Walk

penstemon, fuchsia, and stonecrops. Next we travel through the

Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon,

shady Indian Creek drainage to seek out ferns and irises before

Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge Open Space

moving into grasslands for buttercups and more. Meet at the end

See separate write-up under Ranger-led Programs.

Lime Ridge Open Space

Saturday, June 15, 8:00 – 10:00 am, Boundary Oak area of Lime Ridge Lime Ridge offers a wide variety of habitats and therefore a wide variety of birds. Our hike will take us through grasslands, chaparral, oak woodlands and buckeye groves. With all this variety we never know what might show up. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Drive in the parking lot next to Boundary Oaks Golf Course.

MOON STALKERS – NIGHT TIME HIKES IN THE PRESERVES Saturday, March 30, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Evening hike in Shell Ridge

of Sutherland Drive. This is an easy hike.

Exploring Sugarloaf’s Native Plant Garden

Saturday, May 4, 2:00 – 3:30 pm The Native Garden contains about sixty different species of plants. In early May thirty species should still be flowering and it’s a great time to tour the garden. Bring a camera for some fantastic photos or use the microscope hooked up to our computer. Capture photos of bugs, leaf structures, flower parts and more. For a materials fee of $5.00 snap and print your own picture of a micro-world hidden within a flower.

Habitats of Acalanes Open Space

Saturday, May 11, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Sousa Trail starts with open woodlands before dropping into a

Saturday, April 20, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Quarter moon hike in Acalanes

dark, fern-laden gorge and then climbs back up into open

Ridge

grassland. All this in the first one-half mile. It can be quite a flower

Friday, May 24, 8:00 – 9:30 pm, Full moon hike in Lime Ridge

show. Meet at the end of Sousa Drive. Some moderate uphill walking is necessary.

Join us as we take to the trails when the sun goes down. We’ll do some nightfall activities as we explore the world of darkness and maybe get a chance to see nature’s night shift in action. Bring binoculars and a flashlight. Due to the popularity of these special hikes reservations are required. Reserve your spot by calling Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665. Meeting locations will be given to registered participants.

SPRING PLANTAPALOOSA (Wildflower Hikes and More) The Walnut Creek Open Space contains hundreds of species of plants. Common and colorful. Fragrant and elegant. Unimaginably unique. Myriad plant life abounds forming carpets and canopies, or sentinels of solitude. From novice to knowledgeable, these hikes will provide any plant enthusiast an opportunity to experience the rich diversity in our local protected parklands. Reservations are not required unless you are bringing a group of five or more. Dress

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Registration where we are

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.arts-ed.org.

fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 9443598 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget Ln. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park.

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Standards of behavior For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the City of Walnut Creek expects all participants and spectators to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. equal opportunity The City of Walnut Creek does not discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission to, treatment in or employment in City of Walnut Creek programs and activities. For information about Walnut Creek’s equal opportunity policies, the process for filing of grievances or to request a copy of the City’s grievance procedures, contact ADA Liasison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept ........................... 925.943.5848 Civic Arts Education............................................................... 925.943.5846 Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm ................. 925.943.5856 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Field Conditions Hotline ........................................................ 925.256.3574 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531

CLASS LOCATIONS Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Bay Mountain Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 Monument Boulevard, 94520 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 MDi Wellness Center, 325 N Wiget Lane, 94598 Park Place, 1395 Civic Drive, 94596 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, 94519 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Walnut Creek Tennis Center ..................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Loella Haskew; Kristina Lawson (Mayor Pro Tem); Cindy Silva (Mayor); Bob Simmons; Justin Wedel City Manager Ken Nordhoff Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services Barry Gordon Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Carol Fowler; Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre -registration

Registration FORMS

FAMILy registration

Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858.

Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered.

Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time.

Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website.

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Health & Fitness

Registration Registration begins February 19

REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT

TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME

M/F

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ACTIVITY NAME

ACCOUNT #

CLASS #

START DATE

2ND CHOICE CLASS #

START DATE

EXP DATE

FEE

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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

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Participant

Guardian

policies RefundS/creditS

• All credits on account are valid

• Supply fees are payable to the

with disabilities to participate in

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

our programs. If you have any spe-

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include supply fees with

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

your registration fees.

accommodations, please call (925)

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

943-5858.

• Refunds will be considered if

• Refund policies may vary for 50+

der $15 that are eligible for refund

requests are submitted up to seven

(Seniors) programs.

will be remitted upon request.

days prior to the first day of class.

fees

• For payment plans (annual

• For withdrawal requests received

•All courses and camp registra-

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

tions include a $3 administrative

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

processing fee.

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

• Fees must be paid in full at time

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

of registration by cash, money

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

prior to any scheduled payment

class meeting are subject to partial

payable to the City of Walnut

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

rated course fees.

program description.

• No refund requests are accepted

• All payments are processed upon

after the last class meeting.

receipt.

Waiting lists

CANCELLATIONs

MAKE-UP CLASSes

QUESTIONS

Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified.

A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available.

Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation & Community Services Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those

donations If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to Civic Arts Education or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Civc Arts Education Scholarships are being accepted for Winter 2013. The deadline is March 11, 2013. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

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Index Glass

Social Dance

Fused Glass, 23 Stained Glass, 23

Baton Twirling and Dance, 48 Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures, 48

Health & Fitness

Specialized Recreation (TBD)

Youth Competitive Swim & Stroke Class, 64

Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch, 40 Gymnastics – Parent/Child, 40 Gymnastics-Preschool, 40

Ceramics & Sculpture

Jewelry

Clay for Homeschoolers, 8 Clay Play: Little Worlds, 8 Clay Works One, 8 Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding, 8

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness, 59 Specialized Recreation Dances, 59 Specialized Recreation Dinner Club, 59 Specialized Recreation Karate, 59 Specialized Recreation Movie Fest, 59 Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips, 59

Bling–Jewelry for the 21st Century Student, 22

Youth

Aquatics

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, 65 CPR for the Professional Rescuer Review Course, 65

Dance

Ballet I, 33 Ballet II, 34 Ballet III, 34 Jazz/Hip Hop, 34 Kinderdance, 32 Kindertots, 32 Mommy and Me: Parent & Child, 32 Pre-Ballet, 32 Pre-Ballet II, 33 Professional Interm/Adv. Program, 34 Tap- Children, 33 Decorative & Fiber Arts

Fashion Forward, 25 Intro to Apparel Design I, 25 Kinder Sew – Early Elementary Sewing, 25 Drama

Junior Theatre, 35 Kids Theatre, 35 Mini Kids Theatre, 35 Teen Theatre, 35 Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking

Acrylic & Oil Painting for Homeschoolers, 13 Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio, 13 Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills, 12 Cartooning: Digital Painting, 13 Creative Nature: Draw/Paint Animals & Natural Objects, 12 Drawing with Charcoal and Conte Crayons, 13 Having Fun with Color, 12 How to Draw Anime/Mange, 13 I Can Do It Art, 11 Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing, 12 Make Your Mark, 14 Paint Box, 12 Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art, 12 Spring Art Days, 11 Teen Drawing & Painting, 14 Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent, 11 Tinkering: Constructing Art, 13 Food and Cooking

We Teach Your Kids to Cook, 50

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Sports Martial Arts

Cutting Edge Martial Arts, 52 Karate Kids, 52 Keeping Kids Safe, 52 Tiny Tigers Karate, 52 Music

Cello Ensemble, 31 Classical Guitar for Tweens, 30 Family Music, 28 Flock of Flutes, 31 Intro to Fiddle Styles, 30 Introduction to Suzuki Violin, 28 Jazz Band Ensemble, 31 Learn to Play, 29 Music for Homeschoolers, 29 Music Together, 28 Petite Pianist, 28 Piano For Children, 29 Piano for Homeschoolers, 29 Recorder 101 for Homeschoolers, 29 String Orchestra, 29 The Voice, 30 Tuneful Toddlers – Parent/Child, 28 Violin Ensemble, 29 Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley, 31 Open Space Programs , 73-75 Personal Enrichment

Babysitting for Beginners, 45 Chess Class, 45 Kids’ Carpentry, 45 Spanish for Parent and Child, 44 Spanish Immersion Preschool, 44 Story Writing I, 45 Story Writing II, 45 Science & Technology

Animals and Engineering, 53 Animal Clues, 53 Beginning Game Design, 53 Crazy Chemistry, 53 Digital Animation, 53 Game Design, 53 Making Music with Animals, 53

Afterschool Sports, 58 Bowling – Junior, 56 Golf, Junior, 56 Kidz Love Soccer – Parent & Me Soccer, 54 Kidz Love Soccer – Pre Soccer, 54 Kidz Love Soccer – Skillz and Scrimmages, 55 Kidz Love Soccer – Soccer I, 55 Kidz Love Soccer – Tot Soccer, 54 Lil Baseball, 56 Tennis, 61 Wee Hoop – Dribblers, 55 Wee Hoop – Hot Shots, 55 A d u lt s Aquatics

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, 65 CPR for the Professional Rescuer Review, 65 Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers, 64 Water Aerobics, 64 Ceramics & Sculpture

Ceramics, 9 Dinnerware Part II, 8 Handbuilding with Soft Slabs, 10 Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs, 10 Intro to Sculpture, 9 Master Potter Workshops, A Day with Simon Leach, 10 Open Studio Ceramics, 10 Pottery Making for Raku Firing, 9 Sodium Vapor, 9 Surface Decoration for Thrown and Handbuilt Pottery, 10 Dance

Adult Ballet (Int), 34 Tap – Adult, 35 Decorative & Fiber Arts

Loom Weaving (Beg), 26 Loom Weaving (Cont), 26 Natural Dyes and Local Resources, 26 Patternmaking for Weavers, 26 Round Robin Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving, 26 Sources of Inspiration, 27 Spinning, 25 Summer Project, 27 Tablet Weaving, 26


Index Digital Media & Photography

CAE Photography Forum, 19 Contemplative Photography, 21 Dramatic Light Landscapes, 20 Exploring Close-Up Photography, 20 Exploring Landscape Photography, 21 Fine Art Portrait and Figure Photography with Model (Int), 21 High-Def Movie Making: The A to Z of HD, 21 How to Choose a Digital Camera, 19 Inside Your Canon DSLR, 19 Introduction to Photoshop Elements, 20 Lighting Techniques Made Simple, 20 Make Money with Your Photography, 21 Photographing People, 20 Photoshop Made Simple, 19 Shooting and Processing RAW Files, 21 Take Control of Your Digital Camera, 19 The Joy of Digital Photography, 20 Using Your Camera Made Simple, 19

Glass Fusing & Slumping, 24 Roman Mosaic Workshop, 24 Stained Glass, 24 Health & Fitness

Acupressure for Weight Loss, 40 Boomers Broadway Boogie, 43 Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement, 41 Floor Barre, 41 Food Allergy / Intolerance fixes, 40 Hatha Yoga, 42 Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller, 41 Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband, 41 Tai Chi & Chi Kung, 41 What Works Weight Loss Program, 41 Yoga Heart: Adi-Yoga “Open Gate”, 42 Zumba, 42 Zumba Fitness and Toning Combo Class, 43

Dog/Pet Care

Jewelry

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs, 58 Dog Obedience: Beginning, 58

Basic Wire Wrapped Jewelry, 22 Intro to Keum-Boo, 22 Jewelry: Chasing & Forming (Int/Adv), 22 Jewelry Design & Construction, 22 One Strand, Two Strand, Three… , 23 Pumpkin Melon Beaded Beads, 23 Russian Leaves and Varietals, 23

Drawing, Painting, & Printmaking

Abstract & Non-Obj Painting (Acrylics), 15 Botanical Beauty, 17 Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums, 15 Drawing Class: Explorations in Black & White Media, 14 Encaustic (Hot Wax) Painting Workshop, 18 Enjoy Watercolor, 15 Figure and the Monotype Workshop, 15 Figure Drawing, 16 Further Adventures in Color and Light, 16 Introduction to Color with Soft Pastels, 17 Japanese Brush Painting, 17 Mix Those Media!, 16 Monday Morning Painting, 14 Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics, 14 Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting, 18 Open Studio Painting, 18 Figure Painting Like the Old Masters, 17 Plein Air Painting Experience, 17 Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting, 17 Portrait and Landscape Painting From Photographs: Oil/Acrylics, 16 Printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Relief & Collograph, 15 Printmaking Open Studio, 18 Sketchbook Journal Workshop, 18 The Figure in Watercolor and Drawing, 16 Watercolor, 15

Martial Arts

Cutting Edge Martial Arts, 52 Music

Cello Ensemble, 31 Flock of Flutes, 31 Guitar in a Flash for Adults, 30 Instant Chorus for Adults and Kids, 30 Intro to Fiddle Styles, 30 Jazz Band Ensemble, 31 Listening to Music: American Composers, 30 String Orchestra, 29 Open Space Programs , 73-75 Personal Enrichment

Basic Creative Writing, 46 Community CPR, 46 CPR & First Aid Combo, 46 First Aid, 46 Self Publish Your Book, 45 Social Dance

Food & Cooking

Asian Meals for a Week, 51 Dim Sum, 51 Sushi Workshop, 51 Thai Cooking Series, 51 Vietnamese Cooking Series, 51 Glass

Dichroic Fused Glass, 24 Fused Glass, 24 Glass Bead Making, 24

Specialized Recreation Dinner Club, 59 Specialized Recreation Karate, 59 Specialized Recreation Movie Fest, 59 Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips, 59

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa, 50 Argentine Tango, 49 Line Dance, 49 Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance, 49 Square Dance Basics, 49 Tahitian Dance & Drumming, 48 Specialized Recreation

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness, 59 Specialized Recreation Dances, 59

Sports

Badminton & Pickle Ball, 57 Bowling, 56 Drop-in Volleyball, 57 Golf, 56 Spring Basketball League, 57 Tennis, 60 Volleyball (Adult League), 57 A d u lt s 5 0 + Events

Afternoon Tea Dances, 68 Friday Socials, 68 Movie Matinee, 68 Pancake Breakfast, 68 Health & Fitness

Chair Yoga, 43 Gentle Exercise, 44 Gentle Yoga, 43 Move to Improve Your Balance, 44 Seniorcize, 44 Zumba for Beginners, 43 Personal Enrichment

Bridge Class: Heart Series, 46 Computers: An Introduction to Your PC, 47 Internet Introduction: Discovering the Web, 47 Mah-Jongg, 47 My Life Quilt, 47 Over the Top Potholders, 47 Programs

AARP Driver Safety Program, 69 AARP Tax-Aide, 69 Bazaar Group, 68 Bowling, 70 Bridge Programs, 70 Cardmaking Workshops, 69 Club 55 Skiers, 70 Creaker’s Softball, 70 Cycling Club, 71 Drop-in Activities, 72 Drop-in Bingo, 70 Hooked on Books, 69 Investment Discussion Group, 69 Mah-Jongg Drop-In, 69 Marathon Bridge, 70 Mother’s and Father’s Day Luncheon, 68 Pancake Breakfast, 68 Pinochle, 70 Senior Services, 71-72 Sing-a-Long, 69 Snappy Cats, 69 Tennis, 70 Walking Buddies, 71 WCSC Anniversary Party, 68 Social Dance

Tuesday Line Dance, 50

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Center Rep / Bedford Gallery

Coming Up Next at Center Rep

Peaceable Kingdom: Animals, Real and Imagined

Coming Up next at Center REP: A national juried exhibition, “Peaceable Kingdom” presents artists who investigate our rich and storied relationship with the animal world. The exhibition is on view March 3 – May 19, 2013.

 

Attention Teachers and Parents: FREE SCHOOL TOURS AT THE BEDORD GALLERY!

The Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the

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Arts is excited to announce a new grant from the Diablo Regional Arts Association that will enable the Bedford to offer free school tours to all interested schools operating in Contra Costa County. BEDFORD GALLERY VOLUNTEER INFORMATION DAY: April 15, 2013 10am

  Learn about the fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities at the Bedford Gallery. Talk to current volunteers, enjoy coffee and pastries and browse the current exhibit.

PUBLIC ART TOURS every 2nd Saturday beginning in April “SEE ART, MAKE ART” at the Bedford Gallery

Join us on Saturday April 27 and June 29, 2-4pm for ART Make in the gallery. Docents will be on hand to lead the project. Included with price of admission, and children under the age of 12 are free at the Bedford! Visit our website for details on all of the exciting programs and events listed above: www.bedfordgallery.org

 

Bedford Gallery receives generous funding from the Lesher Foundation

All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts Celebrating 21 years at 1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTSCenter.org

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Media Sponsor: Contra Costa Times

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Facility Rentals

CITY OF WALNUT CREEK

THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR NEXT

Special Occasion OR

CORPORATE EVENT

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

CORPORATE MEETINGS & MORE! THREE LARGE VENUES • Each over 3,000 square feet • Two locations in unique park settings • Capacities ranging from 200-300 guests • Facilities include kitchens and on-site parking • No preferred vendor list • Rental fees from $105 to $195/hour

MEETING ROOMS, CLASSROOMS & MORE! • Additional rooms accommodate 15-300 attendees • Projection screens and WiFi at most facilities • Rental fees from $30 to $105/hour Facility Rental Office Heather Farm Community Center

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PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WALNUT CREEK, CA PERMIT NO. 282

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RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER

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SUMMER CAMP

2013 City of Walnut Creek

Camp Registration begins March 4. Look for the camp guide inside the community newsletter,“In a Nutshell,” arriving in homes March 1. Or view it now at www.WalnutCreekRec.org.


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