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VOLUME N o 2 SUMMER 2012

CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

RECREATION

Fiber Arts offers Bead Embroidery for Quilters & Navajo Weaving.

Summer registration starts May 14.

One-week ceramics intensives for adults.

Camp themes include chess, carpentry, Lego, game design, soccer, and more.

Glass includes fusing, slumping, beadmaking for all levels.

Check out exciting new classes in Adults 50+ Health & Fitness and Cooking.


Welcome The role arts and recreation programs play in achieving a high quality of life cannot be ignored in our community. Recreational

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

activities contribute to good health and a sense of community; cultural and artistic programs and services open new doors to personal growth and satisfaction. And Walnut Creek offers an outstanding quality of life, according to participants in the 2012 National Citizen Survey. In January, 2,000 residents were invited to share their perspectives on the City’s services and programs, as well as community characteristics. We received 717 responses, for a 37 percent response rate. Overall, 96 percent rated the quality of life in Walnut Creek as “excellent” or “good.”

Get Healthy with Walnut Creek Walks Walnut Creek Walks promotes walking as a pathway to good health There are four components to Walnut Creek Walks: • Second Saturday Walks with the Mayor • Open Space Adventurer Program • Walking Meetings with the Mayor • Walnut Creek Walks Challenge For more information, visit www.walnut-creek.org/walks or call 925-943-5895.

Respondents were enthusiastic about Walnut Creek as a place to raise children (93 percent rated it “excellent” or “good”) and a place to retire (82 percent rated it as

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“excellent” or “good.”)

Remember

As for the City’s arts and recreation pro-

your picnic

grams, 85 percent rated our recreation

area!

programs and classes as “excellent” or

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“good”, and 81 percent said the same about our arts programs. We are proud of our outstanding arts and recreation programs and grateful that the

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to reserve

42 Projects, 1,100 Volunt 75 people) $165/day Large Picnic Area (up to 300 5,500 Donate people) $275/day Medium Picnic Area (up to

community feels the same way.

Heather Farm Park

This edition of the “Guide to Arts + Rec”

people) $55/day

offers many ways you and your family can

Medium Picnic Area (up to

continue to improve your own quality of

75 people) $165/day

life. There is something for every age and

Large Picnic Area (up to 300

interest. Enjoy!

Small Picnic Area (up to 30

people) $275/day For more information visit www.WalnutCreekRec.org

Ken Nordhoff City Manager

or call 943-5858.


Arts CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-9 Youth | Adult |

GLASS 27-28 Youth | Adult |

DANCE 19-21 Youth | Adult |

JEWELRY 29 Adult |

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 32-33 Youth | Adult |

MUSIC 22-27 Youth | Adult |

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 29-31 Adult |

preschool 78

DRAMA 22 Youth |

FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 34-35

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 10-19 Youth | Adult |

Rec adults 50+ 68-71 Adults 50+ |

OPEN SPACE 75-77 Youth | Adults |

AQUATICS 62-67 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 45 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+

camps 52-61 Youth | DOG/PET CARE 42-43 Adults | FOOD & COOKING 43-44 Youth | Adults | HEALTH & FITNESS 38-42 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | MARTIAL ARTS 48 Youth | Adults |

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 50-52 Youth | SOCIAL DANCE 46-47 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | SPECIALIZED RECREATION 57 Youth | Adults | SPORTS 49-52 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | TENNIS 72-74 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

+ more facility rentals 79 GOLF 53 INDEX 82

Lesher center for the arts 83 PRESCHOOL 78 REGISTRATION 80-81


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

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6 Youth 6-9

Adult

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Open Studio

EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 9 DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 10-14 Youth 14-18 Adult 19

Open Studio

DANCE 19-21 Youth 21 Adult DRAMA 22 Youth MUSIC 22-27 Youth 23-27 Adult GLASS 27-28 Youth 28

Adult

JEWELRY 29

Adult

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 29-31 Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 32

Youth

32-33 Adult PRESCHOOL 78 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 34-35

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

AGES 8-12

NEW | Clay: Handbuilding with Wheelthrowing Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from centering to making simple pots. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $108: 8 classes

Class 19948

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

6/19-8/7

AGES 12-17

Teen Clay: Handbuilding/Wheelthrowing Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee includes $15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay. INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $96: 7 classes

AGES 4-6

Clay Play: Little Worlds

Class 19936

Wed

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

$110: 8 classes

No class 7/4

satile and forgiving mediums. It is a great introduction for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live; flowers, trees,

Class 19937

4:30pm-6:30pm

6/20-8/8

$35 supply fee payable to instructor.

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

6/21-8/9

$35 supply fee payable to instructor.

or a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques: pinch, coil, A D U LT

slab, squeeze. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Intro to Sculpture

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

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

$92: 8 classes

structing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

Class 19945

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

6/18-8/6

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

AGES 8-10

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

Clay Works One

texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also ad-

A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium.

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik

Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional

$169: 8 classes

bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses.

Class 19981

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$97: 8 classes

Class 19946

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dressed. No wheel work will be taught.

Mon

2:45pm-4:15pm

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Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

6/19-8/7


Ceramics & Sculpture OPEN STUDIO

A D U LT

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

A D U LT

Open Studio Ceramics Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed on all legal City holidays. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes.

$164: 8 classes

Class 19980

Sat

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

9:00am-12:00pm

6/16-8/4

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

Class 19938

Ceramics (Beg/Int) Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

6/18-8/6

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

Ceramics (Int/Adv) $164: 8 classes

Class 19975

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

12:00pm-7:00pm

6/16-8/10

No class 7/4

$164: 8 classes

Class 19974

$103: Non-Members $65: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

6/18-8/6

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. Studio Cleanup August 11, 10am-12pm

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

Ceramics (Beg/Int) $164: 8 classes

Class 19976

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/18-8/6

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

Ceramics (Int/Adv) $164: 8 classes

Class 19977

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/19-8/7

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

Ceramics (Beg/Int) $152: 7 classes

Class 19978

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

Ceramics (Beg-Adv) $164: 8 classes

Class 19979

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/21-8/9

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Ceramics & Sculpture SPECIAL INTEREST

A D U LT

Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv) Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln

A D U LT

Alternative Firing Techniques (Int/Adv)

with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First

Exploration of sagger, raku, sawdust and pit firing. Decorating and

handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku

forming techniques for each process will be covered, including

firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists &

both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Also included

terra sigillata. Second half of class will focus on firing of work.

is a historical reference to Native American Indian and Mexican

Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be physi-

pottery. Class session on 7/31 will be a full day at the beach doing

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

a pit firing. Prerequisite: At least one quarter of ceramics.

provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the

half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both

studio for purchase. No registration permitted after second class.

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

$198: 8 classes

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 19985

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/21-8/2

A D U LT

Garden of Earthy Delights (Int/Adv) Create a garden of earthy delights with fairy house lanterns,

$198: 8 classes

Class 19987

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

6/22-8/10

Class 19988

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/22-8/10

A D U LT

sculptures, and more! An understanding of basic ceramic terms

Soft Slab, Pinch Pods & Wheel Thrown Works (INT-Adv)

(such as scoring, slip, leather hard bisqueware and greenware) are

Perfect your symmetry on the wheel or make tactile natural look-

an indication of readiness for this course.

ing pots for garden and home. Primary emphasis on handbuilding

bubbly fountains, one-of-a-kind planters, fantastic mushroom

in Ellen’s trademark organic style.

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

$164: 8 classes

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 19984

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

6/21-8/9

$152: 7 classes

Class 20132

Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

A D U LT

Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Beg-Adv)

A D U LT

Explore a variety of methods for making art tiles and wall reliefs.

The Human Figure in Clay

Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and

Create ceramic sculptures using the human figure as inspiration

glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of

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

extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving,

approach any stylistic aspect of the figure from realistic render-

stamp images and relief designs.

ings, abstracted torsos, anatomical studies and stylized figurines. Also explore finishing and surfacing techniques both within and

INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn

outside the ceramic lexicon including underglaze, glass, overglaze,

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

washes and paints. This class includes models’ fees.

$164: 8 classes

Class 19989

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

6/17-8/5

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $198: 8 classes

Class 20069

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Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/19-8/7


Ceramics & Sculpture EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Mar 13-June 21

Tom Donahoe, nature travel photography exhibit, 3rd Floor City Hall

A D U LT

Cone 10 Glazing Options Explore what works! Participants objectively focus on Cone 10 reduction and subjectively clarify their aesthetic voice. Day one:

Apr 25-May 23

Youth Art Exhibit, Shadelands

examining thru PowerPoint, discussion, feedback and objects what

May 18, 19 & 20

works and what doesn’t. Each student is encouraged to bring per-

YTC performances of “Seussical Jr”, Del Valle Theatre, Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm, Sun 2pm; tickets $16.50, groups $14

sonal or found pieces at Cone 10 that they admire or dislike. We’ll explore the range of options available. Day two: put into practice all the options we can fit into the day--brush use, underglaze and overglaze, airbrush, stamping and more. Bring at least two bisque fired pieces of any size and a minimum of 4 test tiles (4’x4’).

Music School Student Recital, Shadelands Art Center, 11:30am May 22-July 26

CAE Watercolor exhibit, Boundary Oak

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

May 23-July 19

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Jeanie Moran, abstract paintings exhibit, Shadelands

$134: 2 classes

Class 20129

May 20

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

8/13-8/14

May 24-June 7

CAE Teen “Make Your Mark” students art exhibit, 1st Floor City Hall

A D U LT

May 29

Carving on Clay This intensive, hands-on workshop covers the design, carving and production techniques developed by Lynne Meade over the last 12 years. Slides and demonstration of some simple methods to quickly and easily draw a design grid on three dimensional and

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert, Shadelands, 7pm; tickets $10 May 30 & June 1

Spring Dance Performance, Shadelands, 7pm; tickets $10

round pieces. Specific carving techniques will be shown and each

May 31

student helped to master these techniques to complete at least one

Jazz Band and Flock of Flutes Concert, Shadelands, 7:30pm; tickets $10

finished bone dry piece. Please bring two thickly thrown or handbuilt bone dry pieces in porcelain or non-grog clay; dust mask and carving tools. Carving tools available for purchase from instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

Summer classes begin; Arts Adventures & Academics begins, continues through July 20

$79: 1 class

Wed

10:00am-5:00pm

Jim Hafft, photography exhibit, 1st Floor City Hall June 18

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 20128

June 7-Aug 2

8/15

July 5 & 6

Youth Theatre Company Summer Theatre performances of “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.”, Shadelands, 4:30pm & 7pm; tickets $10

A D U LT

Lids, Lids and More Lids

July 27

Turn a simple ordinary pot into an extraordinary one by adding a lid. Learn numerous lidded forms from the simple capped lids for ginger jars to flanged lids with handles or knobs inset on a gallery. Study the visual and physical balance between a lid and its corresponding container, wedding the aesthetic with the functional for beautiful usable handbuilt and thrown lidded containers.

Summer Dance Intensive performance, Shadelands, 7:30pm; tickets $5 Aug 7

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert, Shadelands. 7pm; tickets $10 Aug 9

Jazz Band Concert, Shadelands, 7:30pm; tickets $10

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Aug 13

$134: 2 classes

Registration for Fall classes begins

Class 20127

Thu-Fri

10:00am-4:00pm

8/16-8/17

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

AGES 5-7

Adventures in Abstract Art Motivate your creative thinking by expressing yourself with wild lines, playful shapes and bright exploding colors. Spark your creative thinking while you create your own abstract art. Look at famous artists’ works like Picasso, Gorkey, Matisse, Ledger and more for inspiration on how to probe your inner feelings and explore your imagination. Completion of ‘Primary Colors’ or ‘Paint Box’ recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $74: 8 classes

Class 19931

Fri

4:45pm-5:45pm

6/22-8/10

AGES 5-7

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage projects included. Completion of ‘I Can Do it Art’ recommended. Gary bergren

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

Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $69: 7 classes

Class 19927

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

AGES 4-6 AGES 5-8

I Can Do It Art Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore: paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc., as you draw, paint, and explore new mediums. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities

Start with a song and end with a visual representation of how the music makes us feel! Painting and drawing components combined with recycled textured items such as ribbon, cardboard, foil and fabric will be used to express repetition and movement. We will

change each quarter.

make abstract collages with balance and pizzazz!

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$78: 7 classes

$74: 8 classes

Class 19941

Wed

1:30pm-2:30pm

6/20-8/8

Class 19942

Wed

2:45pm-3:45pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

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NEW | Rhythm Collage

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Class 20154

Thu

2:00pm-3:00pm

6/21-8/9


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 5-10

AGES 6-7

Summer Art Camps

Paint Box

Join us for one or more of our creative arts adventures. These

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

theme-based arts sessions are designed for children ages 5-10.

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

Age-appropriate activities emphasizing both individual and col-

tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing

laborative creativity. From creating your own prehistoric world

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

to singing and acting like a caveman. All this in one day! Visual

about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects

art, theatre and music will integrate activities around a common

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

theme. Children bring both snacks and a lunch plus drink each day.

Students repeating this class will have extended projects that pro-

Wear comfortable clothes.

vide further independent growth and development in the medium.

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft, Tracy Randolph

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $74: 8 classes

Art in the Land Before Time

Class 19930

Fri

3:30pm-4:30pm

6/22-8/10

If you are wild about dinosaurs, this is the class for you! Study and create prehistoric creatures and lands. Use different art media to make dinosaurs, fossils, volcanoes and oceans to create your own

AGES 6-8

prehistoric world. How do you think a caveman would act? What

Air Dry Clay Sculpture

would he sing? What type of instruments would he play? We will

Like immediate results when working with clay? This class ex-

create their life through visual and performing arts.

Class 19377

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

plores a self-hardening clay medium which doesn’t require a kiln. The polymer clay comes in a variety of colors and is easily shaped

$212: 5 classes

7/23-7/27

and formed. Once the sculpture is completed, it can be baked in an oven, giving it a ceramic like finish. Projects include whimsical

Art Camp ZooZical

creatures, free-form sculpture, and more. We’ll also do elements of

Create animals in their habitats. Help these animals perform their

jewelry making such as beads and bracelets.

very own ZooZical, with acts, music and song (based on a sweet new rhyming story titled ‘ZooZical’ by Judy Sierra and Marc Brown). Start by reading the story and then decide which animals and what they will do for performance.

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

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $67: 5 classes

Class 19949

$212: 5 classes

Class 19378

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

Fri

2:00pm-3:30pm

7/13-8/10

7/30-8/3 AGES 6-8

Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills

Art Across the Seven Seas Ahoy mates! Get on board your specifically made ship, be a captain, be a pirate or be a merperson and sail around the world making sea creatures and ocean scenes. How does a pirate talk? How do they walk? What does your merperson look like? Can you make a fantastic sea creature?

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

ters and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning. Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen and ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students

$212: 5 classes

Class 19379

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon charac-

will have the opportunity to create and work on projects with 8/6-8/10

instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock

Mystery Spy Art

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Everyone loves a good mystery and art is full of surprises. Learn to make a straight line curve or a flat picture look like you can walk inside space? Can you learn to balance on paper on the ground?

$74: 8 classes

Class 19952

Tue

3:45pm-4:45pm

6/19-8/7

How do actors make things seem to happen? Can you make a play fight? How can you make music from a bottle of water? $212: 5 classes

Class 19380

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

8/13-8/17

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 7-10

NEW | Tinkering Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don’t quite know how to do, guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. When you tinker, there are no instructions--but there are also no failures, no right or wrong ways of doing things. We’ll use real wood, real hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll, float and move. Our process will start with a doodle, then we will brainstorm ideas, deal with the challenges, design and construct individual projects. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $85: 7 classes

Class 19929

Wed

4:45pm-6:15pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

AGES 6-8

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

7/13-8/10

of-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.

Class 19933

Thu

5:00pm-6:30pm

Art Through the Ages

Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing

Trace the beginnings of art through a series of ‘hands-on’ projects

‘Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk.’--Paul Klee. Learn the fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture, contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, marker and charcoal. Ideal for

that explore and bring art history to life. From rock painting to designing symmetrical/figurative Grecian vases, to Egyptian art forms, to Roman mosaics, through the Renaissance period and beyond. Mostly 2-dimensional projects using a variety of drawing and painting mediums.

students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

class will have extended projects that provide further independent

$91: 8 classes

growth and development in the medium.

Class 19926

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $74: 8 classes

Class 19919

6/21-8/9

AGES 8-10

AGES 6-8

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

$91: 8 classes

$67: 5 classes

4:00pm-5:30pm

Create new and innovative fashion designs by reassembling

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Fri

Fashion Forward

INSTRUCTOR : Tanya Patrick

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

Class 19950

A G E S 8 & up

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

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Mon

4:45pm-6:15pm

6/18-8/6


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 8-10

A G E S 1 0 & up

NEW | Storytelling through Clay Slab Painting

How to Draw Anime/Manga

Learn about the oldest art on the planet in this clay class based on

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

the ancient cave drawings of Lascaux, France. Students will first

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

create a story and then roll out clay slabs on which to carve, pinch,

sition, paneling, coloring and more!

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

scratch and draw. Descriptive imagery will communicate and portray their stories. Slabs will be bisque fired and the final step will include either hand painting or glazing to add color, life and

INSTRUCTOR : Christine Tsin LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $91: 8 classes

vibrancy to the stories.

Class 20092

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

Thu

5:30pm-7:00pm

6/21-8/9

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 11-17

$88: 7 classes

Class 20155

Wed

4:00pm-5:30pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

NEW | Fundamentals of Drawing with Charcoal and Conte Crayons This class will explore the fundaments of drawing using charcoal and conte crayons to achieve the basic skills for representational

AGES 8-12

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

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio

texture and shape and to learn techniques through demonstra-

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

tions and exercises that give students exposure to a versatile and engaging drawing medium.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Laurie Close

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

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

art class recommended.

$97: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

Class 20136

Thu

4:45pm-6:15pm

6/21-8/9

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $105: 10 classes

Class 19951

AGES 11-17

Tue, Thu 3:30pm-5:00pm

7/10-8/9

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

Painting in Gouache: Color and Composition Learn to develop your painting skills, techniques and transparent

AGES 8-12

sensibilities related to your creative expression using gouache

Int/Adv Cartooning: Character Development & Digital Painting

paint. Work within the basic elements of design, looking at line, texture and scale, learning how to do high and low saturation painting. Emphasis will be on color and composition, focusing on

Take your cartooning talent to the next level. Fine tune your draw-

color harmonies and organizing compositions on paper.

ing skills and create dynamic cartoons, comics and characters.

INSTRUCTOR : Laurie Close

Take your concept art and create digital painting. Students will fo-

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

cus on storytelling, character development, perspective and digital painting. Students are encouraged to work on personal projects.

$97: 8 classes

Class 20137

Thu

3:15pm-4:45pm

6/21-8/9

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Arts, Adventures & Academics

$91: 8 classes

Class 19973

Tue

5:00pm-6:30pm

6/19-8/7

Celebrating 30 years! “Thank you for your existence! I don’t think that it is possible to find anything else like Arts, Adventures & Academics in this area.” “My daughter loves AAA so much!” Join others in enrolling in the popular K-9th grade summer program running June 18-July 20 at www.arts-ed.org.

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 11-17

Teen Drawing & Painting For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective and color. Students may work at the easel with classes building on each other, initially focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex projects. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including acrylics, pastels, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive individual help in their specific areas of interest and medium of their choice. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $112: 8 classes

Class 19939

Tue

4:15pm-6:15pm

6/19-8/7

$15 supply fee payable to instructor.

make your mark A visual art and design program for high school students which runs October through June. Learn from professional working artists and designers in an art studio setting.

A G E S 1 4 & up

Young Adult Drawing & Painting For the serious art student focused on learning core traditional

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skills in drawing and painting. Complete projects in still life, landAGES 11-17

scape, figure and portrait. Students encouraged to bring portfolio

NEW | Saturday Morning Open Studio for Teens: Drawing and Painting

requirements (AP Studio Arts) if relevant to their needs. Projects

For students already involved in visual arts to work independently

for notes is a plus; interest and dedication required; skills will be

under the guidance of a working artist. Demonstrations and oneon-one interaction allows students to move at their own pace with

individualized for personal development if necessary. Figure and portrait will be completed using photo references. A sketchbook taught.

instructor input and hands-on support. A series of open-ended

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

exercises provided for students looking for some structure. Inde-

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

pendent projects encouraged as well.

$136: 8 classes

Class 19940

INSTRUCTOR : Laurie Close

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/19-8/7

$15 supply fee payable to instructor.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $158: 8 classes

Class 20135

Sat

9:30am-12:30pm

6/23-8/11

Drawing Class: Explorations in Drawing with Color

AGES 11-17

Simple Printmaking without a Press

A good drawing depends on a combination of a sense of play with

Explore the fundamentals of printmaking without the use of a

elements by drawing with color, using an assortment of subjects

printing press. Hand rubbing, rolling and other printing techniques will be used to create images. Scratch form, collagraph and raised surface techniques will be explored. Students will learn about surface treatments, building printing plates and color applications.

1:30pm-3:00pm

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priate for all levels. Regular demonstrations and individual help. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 16.

$121: 7 classes

$97: 8 classes

Tue

and a variety of drawing media, including colored pencil. Appro-

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20138

materials, personal invention and good observation. Explore these

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

INSTRUCTOR : Laurie Close

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6/19-8/7

Class 20087 No class 8/2

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

6/21-8/9


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

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Secrets of Drawing This course is dedicated to strengthening your drawing skills,

Printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Relief & Collograph

covering the basics of drawing: line, value and form. Use a variety

Printmaking is one of the oldest fine art forms. The marriage of

of materials to draw from still life objects, learn to see form, light

ink and paper and rich graphic qualities are unique. Learn three

and shadow in the simplest of shapes. Project will include both

traditional fine art printmaking forms: Etching/Intaglio (multiple

quick sketching and slow, deliberate drawing. Your skills will keep

prints made from etched metal or metal otherwise worked with

improving the more you use them. Beginner through advanced;

tools), Relief (multiple prints made from cutting wood planks and

projects can be modified for individual skill level. Take home as-

linoleum and related materials) and Collograph (a collage-like hy-

signments available for the truly obsessed. Materials list at www.

brid relief and intaglio printmaking form). For Beg/Int/Adv students

arts-ed.org. Minimum age 14.

who wish to work in Monotype printmaking (a single print made from a painted plate), instruction is provided. All etchants used are

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

non-toxic. Materials list reviewed and distributed at first class.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : William Harsh

$121: 7 classes

Class 20121

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/16-8/27

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $162: 8 classes

Class 20131

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Introduction to Drawing and Painting Have you always wanted to draw or paint but felt that you don’t know enough to get started? Maybe you would like to try a new medium before purchasing products? This is the ‘try before you

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/21-8/9

$20 supply fee payable to instructor.

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Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv)

buy’ class! Core drawing and painting skills are taught while ex-

For painting students of all levels. Using still life and photo refer-

posing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums including

ences both as inspiration and a learning tool, students will be

charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils, and watercolor. Lessons include

introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on learning

learning to draw, mixing color, how to properly use the different

and reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composi-

painting mediums as well as providing opportunity to explore

tion, color, and brushwork. Classes will include a variety of short

further in area of student’s interest. Instructor provides all supplies.

demos, warm-ups, skills reviews, challenges and end of the class critiques. Focus will be on individual development. Bring supplies

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

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

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

with absolutely no knowledge of paints or painting should con-

$121: 7 classes

Class 20159 No class 7/4

Wed

sider ‘Introduction to Drawing and Painting’ a prerequisite. 6:30pm-9:30pm

6/20-8/8

$20 supply fee payable to instructor.

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $136: 8 classes

Class 20118

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/21-8/9

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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 $136: 8 classes

Class 20114

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

6/19-8/7

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking SPECIAL INTEREST

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Watercolor (Int/Adv) Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis upon learning a direct painting process, using principles of design, and your own

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ence materials and painting materials. Demonstrations, coaching

Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics)

and critiques as needed.

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

creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring refer-

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

$106: 6 classes

Class 20089

Wed

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, 2:00pm-5:00pm

6/20-8/8

shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged;

No class 7/4, 7/18

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

$121: 7 classes

your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group

Class 20090

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/22-8/10

No class 7/13

critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $127: 7 classes

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Class 20081

Monday Morning Painting: Oil/Acrylics (Beg-Adv)

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/25-8/6

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/27-8/8

$112: 6 classes

Primary focus in this class is on the development of each student’s

Class 20082

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

No class 7/4

Wed

reviews, challenges and end of class critiques. All painting styles and subject matter are acceptable. Lessons focus on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies

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for the medium of your choice. Beginner painters are welcome.

Intro to Digital Painting

Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints or painting

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

should consider ‘Introduction to Drawing and Painting’ as a pre-

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

requisite.

tablet pen and its applications in the digital painting world. Basics covered in this class include color theory, lighting, background/

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

landscapes, shading and more.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Christine Tsin

$136: 8 classes

Class 20084

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

6/18-8/6

LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place $144: 8 classes

Class 20091

Mon

7:00pm-9:30pm

Teacher Feature: gary bergren Painting instructor Gary Bergren gets outstanding evaluations from his students. Check out Gary’s class, “Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics” this quarter. “Awesome instructor – knowledgeable, patient, …very adaptable to a variety of painting styles” “Gary is an outstanding teacher”… “very informative lectures and critiques of work”

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

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Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting

Acrylics & Oils: Independent Study At The Painting Place

This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and

All painting and drawing media welcome. This open studio

painting students. One to three sessions poses with nude and

environment offers a great opportunity for continuing artists to

clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and

experiment and explore multiple media of their own choosing. A

strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up

working professional artist and educator skilled in many media is

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

in attendance and available for individual guidance and critique.

water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics demon-

Bring your collection of supplies and join us.

strated and individually addressed, including basic block-in, composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy, value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$134: 6 classes

Sat

10:00am-1:30pm

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $106: 6 classes

Class 20088

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20140

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

7/21-8/25

Tue

1:15pm-4:15pm

6/19-7/24

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Mix Those Media! Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less

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Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

predictable perspective. Class inspires continuing artists and adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual terri-

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

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

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

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

and representation through demonstrations and individual instruc-

oil pastels, collage techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri

tion. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to interpret and

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

execute a portrait, working from photographs. Develop your paint-

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

ing abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

$121: 7 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20086

$136: 8 classes

Class 20156

Tue

Wed

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

6/22-8/10

No class 8/3

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/19-8/7

9:00am-12:00pm

6/20-8/8

$121: 7 classes

Class 20116

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

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No class 7/4

Figure Drawing Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening,

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value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

Still Life Painting Like the Old Masters Learn the techniques of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics, work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience with paint is not necessary. Materials list at

Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used; teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$154: 7 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20123

$121: 7 classes

Thu

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

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Class 20122

Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough

9:00am-12:00pm

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

7/20-8/31

7/19-8/30

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

Peg Steunenberg A D U LT

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NEW | Majestic Flight-Butterflies and Hummingbirds

NEW | CollagraphPrintmaking with Found Objects

Enjoy the magic of bringing butterflies and hummingbirds to life in

Collagraph is a versatile printmaking process, based on the con-

your own artwork. These pollinators are among the world’s most

struction of a collaged matrix to provide a printable plate. Materi-

beautiful and play an integral part in plant reproduction. We will

als and textured surfaces such as fabric, leaves, sand and other

explore in-depth the anatomy and life cycles of butterflies, as well

found materials can be used. Plates can be printed as intaglio or

as the structure and feather patterns of hummingbirds. This class

relief images, or as combinations of both leading to astounding

can prepare you for matching these insects and birds with garden

richness and strength. A wide array of different effects and the

flowers, host plants and nectar sources. Working from museum

use of diverse materials gives great variation in texture. The result

mounts, we will use opaque watercolor and colored pencils to

is often unpredictable, rewarding the artist with an inspirational

bring a jewel-like quality to your work. Materials list at www.arts-

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

ed.org. Minimum age 15.

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

INSTRUCTOR : Peg Steunenberg

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$152: 2 classes

$113: 6 classes

Class 20120

Wed

Class 20157 9:00am-12:00pm

6/20-8/1

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

8/18-8/25

$20 supply fee payable to instructor.

No class 7/4

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Sketchbook Journal Workshop

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Golden Acrylics Demo

Whether traveling around the globe or making observations in

The Golden lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, covering the basics and opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments, clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, and the OPEN acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change

of drawing with your experiences in life. Find out you can draw through journaling! Make your journal a personal and creative experience. Learn the methods and materials for ‘quick’ sketches, long sketches, what to focus on, how to add color and how to keep it all compact and travel ready. First meeting in Studio, remainder on location. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org.

texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

and more. Free product samples and hand painted color charts for

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

all participants.

$90: 4 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn

Class 20119

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center Free: CAE Students $5: Non-CAE Students

Class 20083 18

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

Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

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

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Dance

DANCE

OPEN STUDIOS A D U LT

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. Note: No solvents in Friday class, odorless solvents okay in Monday class. Minimum age 14. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $112: 7 classes $68: w/ another CAE class

Class 20124

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/16-8/27

Class 20125

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/20-8/31

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Painting Open Studio Open to all experienced painters and current painting students. Work on your own in a group setting, no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies and are responsible for cleanup. Enrollment limited. LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $78: 7 classes $40: w/ another CAE class

Class 20117

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

7/19-8/30

The first dance class is a placement class to ensure each student is enrolled in the appropriate class. We encourage all students to stay enrolled in the same level for at least one year, unless the

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instructor advises otherwise.

Printmaking Open Studio Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class within the past 3 quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio environ-

AGES 2-4

Mommy and Me: Parent & Child

ment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no instruction

Sing, play games, stretch, increase self-confidence in a special

provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any

time between parent and child while learning basic dance con-

specialized materials.

cepts.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Erica Hartono Kolodny LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

$89: 8 classes $46: w/ another CAE class

Class 20115

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

$75: 8 classes

6/21-8/9

Class 19893

Thu

10:00am-10:45am

6/21-8/9

INSTRUCTOR : Erica Hartono Kolodny LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art CenterClass $75: 8 classes

Class 19894

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

6/22-8/10

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Dance AGES 3-10

Tap-Children Noisy, fun, irresistible and contagious, youth tap is an ideal introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting the young student’s musicality, strength, flexibility and balance. A series of warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling combinations will culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Emily Garcia LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $75: 8 classes

Tiny Tappers (Ages 3-4) Class 19902 Diablo Ballet Summer Dance Intensive

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/21-8/9

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/21-8/9

Intro (Ages 5-7) Class 19903

Thu

Beginning (Ages 5-10) Class 19904

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

6/21-8/9

AGES 3-4

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

AGES 5-6

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

Pre-Ballet II

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

Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are

ries and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch

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

last session only. Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink

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

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

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

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

tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers.

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$75: 8 classes

$67: 7 classes

Class 19896

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

6/19-8/7

Class 19882

Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

6/20-8/8

11:45am-12:30pm

6/23-8/11

No class 7/4 INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $67: 7 classes

Class 19897

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

6/20-8/8

Class 19898

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

Sat

INSTRUCTOR : Erica Hartono Kolodny

$75: 8 classes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $75: 8 classes

Class 19899

Thu

10:45am-11:30am

6/21-8/9

Class 19900

Fri

10:45am-11:30am

6/22-8/10

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $75: 8 classes

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Class 19885

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Erica Hartono Kolodny

Class 19901

$75: 8 classes

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

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6/23-8/11

Class 19883

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

6/22-8/10

Class 19884

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

6/22-8/10


Dance AGES 7-10

AGES 7-11

Ballet for Children I

Jazz/Hip Hop

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

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

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

turn to the latest hip hop and pop music. A high energy class with

dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as Sleep-

a strong emphasis on jazz technique. Session culminates with a

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

performance for friends and family. Note: Jazz shoes required.

tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $75: 8 classes

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Class 19892

Sat

12:45pm-1:45pm

6/23-8/11

$75: 8 classes

Class 19888

Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

6/19-8/7

Diablo Ballet Summer Dance Intensive

INSTRUCTOR : Erica Hartono Kolodny LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Fri

This 3-week dance intensive features world-class teachers from Diablo Ballet and is directed by Director Rebecca Crowell Berke.

$75: 8 classes

Class 19886

AGES 9-19

4:30pm-5:15pm

6/22-8/10

Designed for students with at least one year ballet experience. Classes include ballet technique, pointe/repertoire, character dance, modern, jazz and floor barre and will culminate in a perfor-

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern

mance. For audition info please call 943-5846 or 943-1775 ext. 3.

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Space is limited. Attire required: black leotard, pink tights, black skirt, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes (if applicable) and hair in a

$75: 8 classes

Class 19887

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

6/23-8/11

bun. Performance: July 27, 7:30pm, Shadelands Art Center. INSTRUCTORS : Erin Leedom, Rebecca Crowell Berke, Edward

Stegge, Graciela Acedo

AGES 7-11

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Ballet for Children II

$632: 15 classes

For students wanting to continue their ballet training with tradi-

Summer Dance Intensive (Adv)

tional barre and center work, improving technique, working on

Class 19089

proper body alignment and emphasis on vocabulary. Hair should

Summer Dance Intensive (Int)

be pulled back in a bun away from face. Attire: See ‘Ballet for

Class 19088

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

7/9-7/27 7/9-7/27

Children I’ above. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if

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a student is transferring from another dance program.

Tap-Adult

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

Tap is an ideal physical workout and artistic outlet in one! Our tap

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

embraces other dance forms such as ballet and jazz, while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the beginning

$75: 8 classes

Class 20164

Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

6/19-8/7

and advanced student alike. Includes a series of warm-up exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations which culminate in a routine set to music. Minimum age 13.

INSTRUCTOR : Amanda McGovern LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $75: 8 classes

Class 20165

Sat

INSTRUCTOR : Emily Garcia LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $84: 8 classes

10:40am-11:40am

6/23-8/11

Tap Fundamentals Class 19909

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/19-8/7

Musical Theatre Tap Class 19910

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/19-8/7

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DRAMA

MUSIC A G E S 3 mos - 5 Y R S

Music Together A musical buffet! At any level of your child’s music development, whether newborn, toddler or preschooler, everything he/she needs 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, of an enrolled older sibling, attend free.) Winner of Bay Area Parent Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in its 25th year. Supply fee per family includes CDs, songbook and parent guide DVD. Call 943-5858 to receive sibling discount. INSTRUCTOR : Music Together LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium $107: 6 classes

AGES 5-14

Summer Theatre Camp Cast members will work together with Youth Theatre Company members to put on a full-length musical in just three weeks! Learn choreography, musical harmony and staging while having fun and working as a team! Help create sets and props.

$77: Siblings over 8 months

Class 20060 Mon 5:00pm-5:45pm Class 20061 Mon 6:00pm-6:45pm Class 20065 Tue 9:15am-10:00am Class 20066 Tue 10:15am-11:00am Class 20067 Tue 4:00pm-4:45pm Class 20068 Tue 5:00pm-5:45pm Class 20062 Sat 9:15am-10:00am Class 20063 Sat 10:15am-11:00am Class 20064 Sat 11:15am-12:00pm $45 supply fee per family payable to instructor.

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Costumes help round out the production. Performances (open to the public) will be held in the Shadelands Art Center Auditorium on 7/5 and 7/6 at 4:30pm & 7:00pm. This summer’s musical is ‘Disney’s Aladdin Jr.’. A $10 performance fee is included in the fee. No audition necessary.

Petite Pianist An introductory course to piano. Learn basic note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive environment.

INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms LOCATION Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Linda Mortarotti-Padilla LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 5-6 $312: 14 classes

Class 19090

AGES 3-5

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

$65: 6 classes

6/18-7/6

Class 20014

Mon

1:00pm-1:45pm

7/2-8/6

No class 7/4

AGES 4-6

Introduction to Suzuki Violin

INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Pergamit LOCATION Shadelands Art Center

Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions, rhythms and

AGES 7-14

respective behavior through games and songs. Begin to play

$492: 14 classes

Class 19091

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

No class 7/4

6/18-7/6

simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method. Instruments discussed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $97: 9 classes

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Music

A G E S 1 0 & up

AGES 4-6

Twinkling Ivories (Beg)

Beginning Jazz Improv

Let your child join in the fun and enjoyment of learning the world

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

of music. A beginning piano and music fundamentals class where,

and rhythm, geared towards the beginning to intermediate jazz

through singing, body movement and rhythm work, each child

student. Concentration will be on techniques for improvisation.

learns beginning piano fundamentals and elementary note read-

This is a great class for students who plan to audition for a jazz

ing. Parents are encouraged to stay during class.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Linda Mortarotti-Padilla LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Mike Rose

$65: 6 classes

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20016

Mon

2:00pm-3:00pm

7/2-8/6

$52: 8 classes

Class 19998

$3 supply fee payable to instructor.

BANDS & ORCHESTRAS

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/21-8/9

AGES 10-18

Garage Band

A G E S 7 & up

Intermediate String Orchestra

Are you playing in a rock band? Whether the answer is yes or no,

Class emphasizes ensemble skills, more advanced technique and

to a limited number of instrumentalists and singers. Learn the

repertoire. A great class to prepare your child for YPO and DRYO. For students with at least 9 months experience.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $90: 8 classes

Fri

music you like and sound awesome doing it. Previous instrumental and vocal experience highly recommended.

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Class 20005

Garage Band will prime you for the gig. A performance class open

INSTRUCTOR : Scott Blakley LOCATION Practice Studio 5, Shadelands Art Center $502: 4 classes

4:20pm-5:20pm

6/22-8/10

Class 20001

Sat

2:00pm-4:00pm

6/23-7/14

Class 20002

Sat

2:00pm-4:00pm

7/21-8/11

AGES 9-13

Young Performers String Orchestra for Summer

AGES 12-18

Sharpen your playing skills with intensive training in this or-

Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra for Summer

chestra. Foster friendships, teamwork and musical excellence.

See a big improvement in your personal technique and ensemble

Participate in chamber music. No audition necessary. YPO students should remain in YPO throughout the summer.

skills while playing in a noncompetitive, fun, full symphony orchestra. Explore a wide range of repertoire. No auditions nec-

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

essary. DRYO students should remain in DRYO throughout the

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

summer.

$92: 8 classes

Class 20008

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

5:00pm-6:15pm

6/19-8/7

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $120: 8 classes

Class 20009

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

6/19-8/7

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Music A G E S 1 3 & up

AGES 7-12

Jazz Band Ensemble

Beg Violin Ensemble for Children

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

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

the jazz masters from the 30s to present day. At least 4 years of

hold the violin, read notes, and play simple melodies in a friendly,

experience, knowledge of 4 major scales and sight reading skills

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be dis-

are required. For auditions, please call 925-676-8203. Last class is

cussed first class.

a concert.

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

$90: 8 classes

$89: 8 classes

Class 20075

Class 20004

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

For beginning clarinet, flute or saxophone player. We will work

Piano for Children

from ‘Standards of Excellence’, a book used by many Bay Area

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

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $75: 7 classes

Wed

No class 7/4

3:00pm-4:00pm

band directors. Get a head start for next year while learning with others. Learn to produce an optimal sound, fingerings, note reading, and rhythmic understanding. Please bring your instrument. INSTRUCTOR : Kevin Stewart

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

6/20-8/8

$7.50 supply fee payable to instructor.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $78: 8 classes

Class 20017

Thu

3:00pm-4:00pm

6/21-8/9

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

A G E S 9 & up

AGES 6-10

NEW | Beginning Brass

Recorder 101 The recorder is an inexpensive end blown instrument--and it’s easy to play! Learn proper posture, how to read and play music, basic music theory, and music appreciation. By the end of the class, be able to play several songs. Students must provide their own recorder.

For beginning brass, trumpet, cornet, tuba, French horn, or trombone player. We will work from ‘Standards of Excellence,’ a book which is used by many Bay Area band directors. Get a head start for next year while learning with others. Learn to produce an optimal sound, fingerings, note reading, and rhythmic understanding. Please bring your instrument.

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $83: 6 classes

Tue

INSTRUCTOR : Mike Rose LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $78: 8 classes

11:00am-12:00pm

6/26-7/31

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

Class 19999

Thu

5:30pm-6:30pm

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

Individual Music Lessons Civic Arts Education maintains a list of approved professional music teachers for instruction in voice, music therapy for special needs, jazz-improv, brass, percussion, string and woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities. Visit www.arts-ed.org for a list of instructors and contact information. Instructors will make the individual lesson and payment arrangements.

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AGES 6-9

Class 19997

3:30pm-4:15pm

AGES 8-14

INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION

Class 20006

Fri

6/21-8/9

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Music A G E S 9 & up

A G E S 1 0 & up

Drum Set

Drum Circle

Get your sticks and practice pad and get ready to roll! Fun intro-

Come and play drums in a relaxed setting. Learn rhythmic patterns

ductory class covering sticking and basic drum set, snare, bass and

from Latin America, Africa and Brazil. No previous drumming ex-

hi-hat/ride. History of the drum set, basic technique and rhythm

perience needed. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Focus

exercises will be explored. Instructor will bring one drum set.

is on traditional rhythms, group dynamics and fun fun fun!

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$90: 8 classes

$90: 8 classes

Class 20012

Mon

6:00pm-7:00pm

6/18-8/6

AGES 9-14

Class 20013

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/18-8/6

AGES 10-16

Beg Classical Guitar for Tweens

Beg Flute Ensemble

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

For flute players with one or more years’ experience on the flute.

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

Should know how to read music and play scales in one octave up

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

to 2 flats and 2 sharps. Play classical, jazz and popular repertoire

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

in a fun supportive environment. Improve tone, posture, technique

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

and musicality over the summer. Last class is an informal concert.

INSTRUCTOR : Jon Mendle

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$90: 8 classes

$46: 6 classes

Class 20000

Tue

No class 7/24 & 7/31

6:00pm-7:00pm

6/19-8/21

$18 supply fee payable to instructor.

A G E S 1 0 & up

Class 20007

Tue

12:00pm-1:00pm

6/26-7/31

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

AGES 11-17

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

NEW | Beginning Pop Piano Made Easy for Teens

tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience

Love music and want to play the piano? Are you busy and do not

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

have time to take years of lessons? Did you know that by learning

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

3 chords you can play hundreds of songs? This class will get you

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

started playing piano quickly. Learn the basics of music and the piano and put it all together to create some beautiful music with

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

just 3 chords.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

$90: 8 classes

Class 20077

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/22-8/10

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $76: 7 classes

Class 20070

Mon

3:05pm-4:05pm

6/18-7/30

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Music A G E S 1 6 & up

NEW | Beginning Pop Piano Made Easy for Adults Love music and want to play the piano? Are you busy and do not have time to take years of lessons? Did you know that by learning three chords you can play hundreds of songs? This workshop will get you started playing piano quickly. Learn the basics of music and the piano and put it all together to create some beautiful music with just three chords. Minimum age 16. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $62: 2 classES

Class 20071

Tue

6:30pm-9:00pm

7/24-7/31

MUSIC APPRECIATION AGES 6-12

NEW | Operoni for Kids Operoni-Just add laughter and stir! What do Jill Brehm Enders, Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry have to teach us about opera? Opera is for kids! Whether a promising singer or budding audience member, this class will enlighten and entertain. Taught by a profesA G E S 1 2 & up

sional opera singer, writer, comedienne and accompanied by a

NEW | Beginning Ukulele

professional pianist, the kids hear live opera, see opera in surpris-

The ukulele is a subset of the guitar family of instruments, which originated in Hawaii but has gained popularity in the U.S. You will learn several chords and melodies from familiar repertoire and will be able to play a song after two classes! Bring your own ukulele.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

them to explore further! INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders

$28: 1 class

Class 20106

$57: 5 classes

Tue

act out in class as they discover opera in a way that encourages

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jon Mendle

Class 20011

ing places, try their voices if they wish, ask questions, laugh, and

7:00pm-8:00pm

Thu

1:30pm-3:00pm

6/21

6/19-7/17 A D U LT

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

NEW | Operoni for Adults A G E S 1 4 & up

Operoni-Just add laughter and stir! Everything you never wanted

Guitar in a Flash for Adults

to know about opera but now will want to ask in this fast moving,

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 previous experience necessary.

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is. Each class includes ‘fat lady singing’ accompanied by a live pianist. Suitable for all ages. Audience participation encouraged. Amateurs embraced! Minimum age 16.

$28: 1 class

$90: 8 classes

12:00pm-1:00pm

and comedienne Jill Brehm Enders explains what and who opera

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Sat

all ages and incomes. Professional opera singer, educator, writer,

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders

INSTRUCTOR : Jon Mendle

Class 20018

interactive, humorous workshop that makes opera accessible to

6/23-8/11

Class 20105

Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

8/7


Glass

GLASS

MUSIC THERAPY AGES 5-11

NEW | Learn to Play Participate in this fun-inspired class to play structured games in arts and music. Parents and children affected by autism or related symptoms collaborate creatively using arts and music games. These games are great tools for home and school to interact more easily with others, create lasting 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. Most of all, the games are fun! This class is for parents and children, facilitated by a music therapist and art teacher. INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz, Gina Tuzzi LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $220: 8 classes

Class 20076

Sat

9:00am-10:00am

Fused Glass: Penny Ruhter

6/23-8/11

VOCAL INSTRUCTION AGES 8-12

Musical Theatre Showcase Enjoy the summer singing and acting while preparing a musical theatre showcase to be presented at the end. Showcase will consist of group numbers, duets, trios and solos from your favorite Broadway musicals. No audition necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $67: 7 classes

Class 20073

Wed

5:00pm-6:00pm

6/20-8/8

A G E S 1 3 & up

Lacquered Paper Boxes: Jennifer Cole

NEW | Vocal Flight If you’re a vocalist, an improviser, or someone who just loves to sing, yet you lack some confidence, then this class is for you! This class will combine North Indian raga style with Western European approach together using vocal improvisation as a group and soloist. Learn how to practice and be more creative and effective as a vocalist. Work on breathing and posture, chest resonance, new scales and vocal colors, syncopation and poly rhythms, and scatting. Work on these vocal skills with percussion instruments, live piano accompaniment or with CD’s.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $77: 5 classes

Fri

7:00pm-8:30pm

$30 supply fee payable to instructor.

NEW | Mad Frog Mosaics We have a frog on campus! We plan on finishing off his final layer and need your help. This is a large site specific frog sculpture that is sitting amongst the trees at Shadelands. Learn about the ancient art of mosaics, learning the basics from design, application of tile/ glass, cutting techniques, and grouting a 3-D creature.

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Smolens

Class 20074

A G E S 8 & up

6/22-7/20

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $91: 8 classes

Class 20142

Fri

1:30pm-3:00pm

6/22-8/10

$15 supply fee payable to instructor.

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AGES 12-17

Beginning Fused Glass

Fused Glass (Beg-Adv)

Come chill out while making some ‘hot’ items. This class will teach

Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping

beginning elements of fused glass including glass cutting, stacking

glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color

and melting. We will make sun-catchers and copper silhouettes

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

and cover how to make a flat fusing three-dimensional by slump-

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

ing into a mold. Color theory, as well as the use of transparency in

art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new

art works, will be topics of discussion.

techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students. Minimum age 16.

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$120: 8 classes

Class 20141

Fri

3:30pm-5:30pm

6/22-8/10

$15 supply fee payable to instructor.

$141: 7 classes

Class 19816

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/18-7/30

Class 19817

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/18-7/30

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

A D U LT

Glass Fusing & Slumping

A D U LT

Learn how to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles, jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques

Glass Bead Making (Beg)

covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and

Learn how to make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead

slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to

torch. Each student will have a torch to maximize hands-on time.

expand their knowledge with new techniques. Minimum age 14.

Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how to make several different shaped beads, and a variety

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

of surface decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Beginning and repeat students welcome. Must have supplies for

$141: 7 classes

Class 19819

Wed

No class 7/4

first class. First class mandatory. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org. 6:30pm-9:30pm

6/20-8/8

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

Minimum age 16. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

$121: 6 classes

Dichroic Fused Glass

Class 19877

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

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/19-7/24

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

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.

A D U LT

NEW | Glass Bead Making (Int)

Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge

Enhance your bead making skills building on skills learned in Be-

with new techniques. No previous experience with glass required.

ginning Bead Making. Explore the uses of bead making techniques

Beginning and experienced students welcome. Minimum age 14.

such as dots, lines, complex twisties, raking and encasing. Make shaped beads including hearts, fish and more. Hands-on using a

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

hot head torch. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 16.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

$141: 7 classes

Class 19818 No class 7/4

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/20-8/8

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $121: 6 classes

Class 19878

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

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Jewelry

JEWELRY

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

A D U LT

Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int) Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginners design their own jewelry and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos, and handouts provide basis of techniques. Intermediates progress through techniques of forging, cold connections, and etching. Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. New students must attend first class. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

greg hazard

$145: 8 classes

Class 19995

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/19-8/7

Class 19994

Thu

12:00pm-3:00pm

6/21-8/9

$3 supply fee payable to instructor.

A D U LT

CAE Photography Forum The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers of all levels to continue to study the art of photography,

A D U LT

NEW | Lacquered Paper Boxes

practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experienc-

Create a unique form and shape and cover for your box from

in continuing to improve their photography skills. Meets monthly

paper, cardboard, foam core and glue. Embellish it using paint and

(June 1 through May 31) to share images, critiques, technical de-

various decorative papers. These boxes make wonderful jewelry

velopments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic Field Trips and

boxes or ‘spirit’ boxes or gifts. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org.

Workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge of pho-

Minimum age 15.

tography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants.

es. Open to all digital and film camera users who have an interest

Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students.

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer Cole LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

$89: 3 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20163

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

7/28 & 8/4

$65: Yearly Membership

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Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

6/19-5/21

$15 supply fee payable to instructor. A D U LT A D U LT

NEW | Lacquered Paper Jewelry

NEW | Understanding Camera Controls Want to understand how to use the controls of your camera to take

‘Lacquered Paper Jewelry’ is the art of collage, resulting in durable

fabulous pictures? Good photography is knowing how to adjust

and beautiful pieces of jewelry. Different sorts of cut and torn

your camera to capture beautiful pictures. This class will help you

paper are glued onto a matt board surface, detailed with India ink

understand your camera controls and unleash the power of digital

and acrylic paint and finished with a durable clear non-toxic finish.

photography. You will learn how and when to use all the features

Beads and wire used to adorn the collage piece.

available with your digital camera. Our goal is to help digital camera owners understand their camera features and controls so they

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer Cole

can capture compelling photographic images. Minimum age 16.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Robert Amador

$107: 3 classes

Class 20162

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

$15 supply fee payable to instructor.

7/7-7/21

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $123: 6 classes

Class 20143

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

6/28-8/2

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A D U LT

Introduction to Photoshop Elements

How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photos

Photoshop Elements is a wonderful image editing program with

Taking photographs on a trip brings your experience and expertise

most of the features of Photoshop which are directed primarily to

to bear. Start with pre-travel planning. We will discuss equipment

the photographer. Concentrate on those features needed to edit

and supplies to take, researching your trip, dealing with local

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

regulations, passing through customs and more. We will cover

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

photographing landmarks, photographing people, payment for

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

photography, and shooting in places of worship. A field trip to

ing and editing tools to work on photographs. Assignments allow

the San Francisco Farmers Market located at the San Francisco

students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

Ferry Building allows students to practice the tools and techniques

Minimum age 16.

learned in class. Minimum age 16.

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$83: 6 classes

Class 20158

Thu

$88: 3 classes

6:30pm-9:00pm

6/21-7/26

Class 20146

Wed, Sat 6:30pm-9:00pm

8/1-8/8

Field trip: 8/4, 10am-2pm. A D U LT

A D U LT

Photoshop Made Simple Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This hands-on class will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop the easy way! No layers, no complex commands to follow: just straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb drive or memory card to download into the laptop. The instructor will also Photoshop an image from each student as

Lighting Techniques Made Simple Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the mysteries of light. Hands-on course for beginners with any type of camera. The instructor will bring all types of lighting and camera equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any subject matter including portraits, jewelry, pets and more! We will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot. Minimum age 16.

you follow along step-by-step on your own computer. Minimum

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

age 16.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

$110: 5 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20148

$83: 4 classes

Field trip: 8/11, 9am-1pm.

Class 20149

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/19-7/10

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

A D U LT

Exploring Close-Up Photography

A D U LT

Using Your Camera Made Simple

An expanded working knowledge of equipment and techniques

Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you

close to the subject, lighting considerations, how to stabilize your

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

camera, depth of field, compositional elements, and more! An as-

better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and

signment and field trip provide you with an opportunity to practice

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

the tools and techniques learned and allows the instructor to

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

observe and improve your techniques. Provide your own camera

Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual

and have some working knowledge of the basic photographic prin-

help. Minimum age 16.

ciples. No special close-up equipment required. Minimum age 16.

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$106: 4 classes

Class 20147

Mon

helps photographers create fantastic close-up photos. How to get

$82: 3 classes

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/18-7/9

Class 20145

Sat

10:30am-1:00pm

Field trip: 7/7, 1:30-3:30pm. 30

7/16-8/11

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A D U LT

Plastic Cameras: Photographing Your Dreams

Meditative Photography Workshop

Experience the magic of the plastic camera! These simple cameras

accessible in a flash of perception. Meditative photography is

with plastic lenses free you from the complexities of high-tech

intended to capture the moment of seeing right before the judging,

equipment, allowing you to create unexpected, dreamlike images.

conceptualizing mind kicks in. It’s a moment we all can share, a

We will discuss what is special about toy cameras and look at pho-

point of view different from the habitual patterns of interpreting,

tos made with them. We will make plastic camera photos together,

labeling and filtering. Enjoy this combination of photography and

visit a photographic lab, scan our negatives, learn about print-

meditation with lecture, two shoots, a review of images, and group

ing and display options, and share our photos with one another.

meditation. The bridge is the stillness that resides both within

Minimum age 16.

and without, waiting to be connected through ‘unclouded eyes.’

The world we rarely see, the world right in front of us, can be

Minimum age 16.

INSTRUCTOR : J.M. Golding LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place

INSTRUCTOR : Beth Witrogen

$83: 6 classes

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 20153

Mon

3:00pm-5:00pm

6/18-8/6

$70: 1 class

Class 20151

No class 6/25, 7/2

A D U LT

Sat

10:00am-3:00pm

7/21

teacher feature: Frank pappas

Photo Shootout This popular daylong workshop is for those who are already comfortable with their camera functions but want to learn to take better

Enthusiastic and

photographs. Lecture on seeing light, the histogram, composition

experienced film-

and how to obtain proper exposures in manual mode. Students

making teacher

will go out for 2 shoots nearby, then transfer images to instruc-

Frank Pappas is

tor’s laptop for projection onto screen. It’s always fun to see the

a popular Liberty

vast improvement in images between these shoots. Bring empty

High School film

memory card, fully charged battery, bag lunch and lots of ques-

teacher.

tions. Minimum age 16.

“…my high school experience

INSTRUCTOR : Beth Witrogen

wouldn’t have

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

been the same

$70: 1 class

Class 20152

without him. Wed

10:00am-3:00pm

From History to

6/27

Film he’s the best!” New to Civic Arts Education, he will bring his experience as a producer, studio

A D U LT

Lights, Camera, Action HD Video Making Film your own fiction or documentary movie in HD video for the Web or DVD. MacBooks and all equipment provided, or bring your own laptop with Windows. Learn all the steps from writing a script to drawing a storyboard, to filming a scene, and finally editing your movie. Get a hands-on experience in the art of movie making

engineer, production and post-production expert at KOFY-20 and KTVU-FOX2 to his teaching, along with a BA in Radio/Television and a Multi Media Production Teaching Credential. His class is Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm and all pro cameras, green screen, and other HD equipment and Mac software are provided.

with HD video cameras, audio recorders and Final Cut Pro to create a short film for on-line streaming and DVD. Minimum age 16. INSTRUCTOR : Frank Pappas LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $164: 8 classes

Class 20150

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/19-8/7

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Decorative & Fiber Arts

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

A D U LT

Beads I: Bead Embroidery for Quilters An overview of beads and buttons and their use as embellishment on quilted surfaces. The techniques allow students to quilt a piece with the application of the beads. Learn and practice the four basic stitches and their variations. If time allows, explore edge stitches and fringe techniques and what can be done with the stitches, how they affect the surface, and how they can apply to your work. We will also evaluate bead variety and how best to secure them. Minimum age 16. INSTRUCTOR : Thom Atkins LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $76: 1 class

Class 20107

Sat

10:00am-5:00pm

7/21

$25 supply fee payable to instructor. AGES 5-7

Kinder-Early Elementary Sew

A D U LT

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.

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshops I & II The rigid heddle loom is very portable, inexpensive and a great tool for making gifts. Knitters wanting to use up leftover yarn, spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to try out weaving. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. Workshop I: All expe-

INSTRUCTOR : Tanya Patrick

rience levels welcome, including returning students. Workshop II:

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

Think of beautiful rigid heddle loom Latin American and Southeast Asian patterns. Explore laces and patterned weaves like leno lace,

$74: 8 classes

Class 19932

Thu

3:45pm-4:45pm

6/21-8/9

Spanish medallion and pick-up patterns. Bring a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $10. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 14.

AGES 7-10

NEW | Sewing Machine Workshop A great way for students to learn to use a sewing machine. Girls

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

and boys will learn the basics of safely using a sewing machine.

$63: 1 class

Make a colorful hair scrunchie or a sports headband. Students will

Class 20109

learn correct folding and pinning techniques, sewing forwards and backwards, turning fabric and elastic insertion and finishing. Please wear athletic shoes and restrain long hair. Bring your project home at the end of the workshop. INSTRUCTOR : Joy Parsons LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $24: 1 class

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INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

Class 20454

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

6/19

Class 20457

Thu

3:30pm-5:30pm

6/21

Class 20455

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

6/26

Class 20458

Thu

3:30pm-5:30pm

6/28

Class 20456

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

7/3

Class 20459

Thu

3:30pm-5:30pm

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$63: 1 class

Class 20548

workshop I

Sat

9:30am-4:30pm

6/30

workshop II

Sat

9:30am-4:30pm

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A D U LT

Shibori Tradition and Innovation

NEW | Navajo Rug Weaving Workshop

Learn the techniques of traditional Japanese shibori and adapt

‘According to Navajo oral tradition two holy people, Spider

them for contemporary applications for art textiles, clothing and

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

quilts. Develop skills for arashi shibori pole wrapping and nui

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

shibori stitch resist. Experiment using a sewing machine and

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

smocking pleater to create new patterns and textures. An indigo

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

vat and several natural dyes will be available. Instructor will bring

weavers. They are looking forward to sharing their knowledge with

traditional Japanese indigo shibori samples, examples of her work

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

and catalogs for inspiration. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org.

weaving and designing methods, interspersed with song and stories. Upright, pre-warped looms will be provided. Materials list

INSTRUCTOR : Ana Lisa Hedstrom

at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 14.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Teller Ornelas, Lynda Teller Pete

$165: 2 classes

Class 20111

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

6/23-6/24

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $397: 5 classes

$15 supply fee payable to instructor.

Class 20161

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

8/27-8/31

$50 supply fee payable to instructor.

A D U LT

Shibori on the Rigid Heddle The versatile rigid heddle loom is perfect for shibori pick-up designing. Using a supplemental warp or weft on a plain weave base, any combination of pattern is possible. In this class you will push the edge of experimentations. Design, weave and notate our ideas and expectations. The second day we will tie our knot and paint or dye our projects. Students must be able to warp their looms on their own. Looms may be rented. Bring a lunch. Materials list at www.arts-ed.org.

A D U LT

NEW | Navajo Loom Warping As every weaver knows, the key to a structurally sound and beautiful weaving is the warp. This is especially true for the rug, and the Navajo have a special way of warping. Students will have the opportunity to learn the ‘The Navajo Way’ to warp from award winning, master Navajo weavers, Barbara Teller Ornelas, originally from Two Grey Hills and Newcomb, New Mexico, and her sister

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

Lynda Teller Pete from Denver. This intensive workshop is open to

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

both beginners and experienced weavers. Minimum age 14.

$115: 2 classes

Class 20112

Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm

INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Teller Ornelas, Lynda Teller Pete

7/28-7/29

$8 supply fee payable to instructor.

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $122: 1 class

Class 20160

A D U LT

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

9/1

$30 materials fee payable to instructor.

Weaving Workshop Whether you are a beginner who wants to learn to weave, taking your next step up from the rigid heddle, a continuing student who wants a refresher, or an experienced weaver who wants an opportunity to make a sampler in a weave structure you have not yet tried, then set aside this weekend. Instructions include how to warp a loom, how to read a pattern draft, how to weave and finish your project. Work on a 4 or 8 harness, floor or table loom. Class can be used for prerequisite for fall ongoing intermediate weaving class. Minimum age 10. INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $115: 2 classes

Class 20108

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

8/4-8/5

navajo rug weaving

$10 supply fee payable to instructor.

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation 2012 VIVA ARTS WARMS THE HEART! The 2012 “Art from the Heart” Viva Arts fundraiser brought in $24,000 to help provide scholarships. This was $2000 more than in 2011! It was an outpouring of community support from supporter party goers and donors of fabulous auction items. Thank you to all the donors (see facing page) and to the volunteers who tirelessly spent months making this event a success! It’s a wonderful charity party so mark your calendar for Viva Arts 2013, Friday, February 8, 2013!

Celebrate 30 years of Arts, Adventures & Academics! The Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation is a nonprofit that provides critically needed scholarships for disadvantaged youth and adults, bringing them the joy and engagement of Civic Arts Education’s art, music, dance and drama classes and programs. Last year 29 scholarships enabled low-income kids to enjoy the popular Arts, Adventures and Academics (AAA) summer program. It is a long standing Walnut Creek tradition – this year celebrating 30 years - that inspires creative self expression, builds self-esteem and fosters friendships in a comfortable, supportive environment. An experienced, caring faculty teaches an array of unique, high quality classes at Walnut Creek Intermediate School in a collaborative effort of the City, Walnut School District and the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation. Cartooning, HD movie making, Fused Glass, Drama, Dance, Ceramics and other choices abound. Morning pre-program care is available and a full day includes fun at Heather Farm Park with swimming, sports, games and field trips. Please help your neighbors by contributing at www. friendsartsed.org, see the happy kids http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arts-Adventures-Academics/ or enroll your own child at www.arts-ed.org/aaa.

Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation Grant to the Friends of CAE Foundation The Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation has received two-year $40,000 support from the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation which requires a match and you can help. “Starting Arts,” for low income East County preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents, is being provided by Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education and First 5 Contra Costa. This is an exciting team-taught family arts experience. CAE teaching artists use creative arts projects, musical instruments, songs, movement, storytelling and dramatic play and an early childhood educator offers parents developmental strategies and activities to prepare these preschoolers for kindergarten using the engaging abilities of the arts. Matching contributions can be sent to the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation, “Starting Arts” project, 1666 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, or online at www.friendsartsed.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HEALTH & FITNESS

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Youth

38-40 Adults 41-42

Adults 50+

CAMPS 54-61 Youth

DOG/PET CARE 42-43 Adults

SPECIALIZED RECREATION

FOOD

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Youth

& COOKING 43

Youth

43-44 Adults

AQUATICS 62-67 Youth 62-67 Adults

PERSONAL RJ Muna

ENRICHMENT

ADULTS 50+

45 Youth

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45 Adults SOCIAL DANCE 46

Youth

46-47 Adults 47

Adults 50+

MARTIAL ARTS 48 Youth 48 Adults

Adults 50+

Walnut Creek Recreation The Recreation Division is proud to provide the

TENNIS 72-74 Youth

Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of pro-

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Adults

OPEN SPACE 75-77 Youth 75-77 Adults

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

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SPORTS 49-52 Youth 49

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Health & Fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS

AGES 2-4

Fitness and Sports for Kids JumpBunch is a fun, structured program that introduces children to a wide range of sports, helps build coordination, self-esteem, and a life-long love of sports and fitness. We have safe and ageappropriate equipment to teach 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. INSTRUCTOR : JumpBunch LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $50: 4 classes

Class 19808

Wed

11:15am-11:45am

6/20-7/18

Wed

11:15am-11:45am

7/25-8/15

No class 7/4

Class 19810

AGES 3-5

Gymnastics-Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use. INSTRUCTOR : California Gymnastics LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $67: 5 classes

Class 19814

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

6/5-7/10

11:00am-11:45am

7/17-8/21

No class 6/12

Class 19815

Tue

No class 7/24

A D U LT

Acupressure for Weight Loss

AGES 1½-3

Gymnastics-Parent/Child

Learn acupressure points that can improve digestion, energy,

This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance

treat acupressure points. Deep breathing exercises, simple medita-

your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is

tion, nutritional principals and basic concepts of yin/yang balance

on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent

will be taught. Practical class with handouts.

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

participation required.

INSTRUCTOR : Richard Weissman

INSTRUCTOR : California Gymnastics

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $67: 5 classes

Class 19812

Tue

Class 19986 10:15am-11:00am

6/5-7/10

10:15am-11:00am

7/17-8/21

No class 6/12

Class 19813

Tue

No class 7/24

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Health & Fitness A D U LT

A D U LT

Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement

Yoga Heart

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

integrates breath, movement, intention and exploration in a safe

moving. We begin with comfortable, gentle movements that

and welcoming atmosphere. Yoga Heart is a practice that

gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity.

fosters our connection to ourselves, our community and our world

Participants can reduce or eliminate bodily discomfort and pain as

through meditative movement, restoring inner balance, clarity,

they learn to move with greater ease. What you learn in this class

strength and ease. Our certified instructors combine years of

is transferable to daily activities and to sports and recreation. Safe

personal practice and teaching, welcoming beginners and more

for all ages. Please dress comfortably and bring a big towel and

experienced yogis. Dress comfortably. Registration is open

pillow.

throughout the session.

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns, Yoga Learning Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$38: 4 classes

$112: 10 classes

Class 19811

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

7/19-8/9

Experience yoga in its authentic form; a nourishing practice that

Class 20056

Wed

6:00pm-7:20pm

6/20-8/29

No class 7/4 $123: 11 classes

A D U LT

Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller

Class 20059

Tue

8:00am-9:20am

6/19-8/28

Class 20057

Thu

9:30am-10:50am

6/21-8/30

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

Class 20058

Thu

5:30pm-6:50pm

6/21-8/30

this class takes Pilates to a whole new level. The roller adds elements of self-massage, circulation, balance and control while the flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available from instructor for $7.

A D U LT

Yoga Heart for Continuing Students This class is designed for students who have taken Yoga Heart or have had prior yoga experience and would like to expand

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

their practice. We will explore and deepen breathing techniques,

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

meditation and introduce new postures. We will also further our

$134: 11 classes

understanding of yoga philosophy, its history and teachings.

Class 20079

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

6/6-8/29

No class 6/13, 7/4

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Sterns, Yoga Learning Center LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $123: 11 classes

Class 20054

A D U LT

Mon

7:30pm-8:50pm

6/18-8/27

Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg sculpting. Flexband available from instructor for $7. Magic Circle not required until second class. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $134: 11 classes

Class 20078

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

6/4-8/27

No class 6/11, 7/2

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Health & Fitness A D U LT

A D U LT

Hatha Yoga

Floor Barre

Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment.

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

Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will

Develop every muscle needed for ballet. Help access the correct

strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on

muscles to achieve perfect placement, simultaneously building

correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring

abdominal strength and dramatically increasing flexibility. This

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

‘core strengthening’ class is ideal for non-dancers interested in

before class.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell

$88: 9 classes

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Class 19905

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/18-8/20

No class 8/6

Class 19908

$75: 7 classes

Class 19890 Sat

10:35am-11:35am

6/23-8/25

Wed

10:00am-11:00am

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

No class 8/4

A D U LT

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Zumba®

$88: 9 classes

Class 19906

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

6/20-8/29

No class 7/4, 8/8

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 : Marianne Haynes

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.

$92: 8 classes

Class 19907

Fri

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

10:00am-11:30am

6/22-8/10

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $122: 12 classes

Class 20048

A D U LT

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/5-8/28

No class 8/7

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

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Zumba® Toning Zumba Toning is a fun, new way to build muscle endurance, while using the same great music and dance moves as in regular Zumba

INSTRUCTOR : Jan Diepersloot

class. Zumba Toning incorporates body sculpting techniques and

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

strength training with light resistance to tone the body. Focus is on

$57: 8 classes

all major muscle groups (abs, biceps, triceps, quads, etc.) while

Class 19844

Thu

9:00am-10:15am

6/7-7/26

using light weights. This class will use Zumba Toning Sticks, 1 lb.

Class 19845

Sat

9:00am-10:15am

6/9-7/28

or 2.5 lb. weights that shake like maracas and can be purchased from the instructor. Or bring 1 lb. - 3 lb. weights to class.

LOCATION Water Lily Studio

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

$57: 8 classes

Class 19843

Thu

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

7:30pm-8:45pm

6/7-7/26

$102: 10 classes

Class 20050

Wed

No class 7/4, 8/8

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Health & Fitness A dult 5 0 +

Zumba for Beginners Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising! Come check it out. INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $32 6 classes

Class 19759

Mon

1:45-2:30pm

6/4-7/9

Class 19760

Mon

1:45-2:30pm

7/16-8/20

Class 19761

Wed

1:45-2:30pm

6/6-7/18

Fri

1:45-2:30pm

6/8-7/20

No class 7/4

Class 20452

No class 6/22

A dult 5 0 +

$22 4 classes

Class 19762

Wed

1:45-2:30pm

8/1-8/22

Gentle Exercise

Class 20453

Fri

1:45-2:30pm

8/3-8/24

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

A dult 5 0 +

Chair Yoga

body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system

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

breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit

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

to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing. Come,

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

and have fun with Gentle Exercise.

through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep

loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to class. Before registering for this class, please call the instructor at 925-462-5285.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $98 12 classes

Thu

10:15-11:15am

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $32 4 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy

Class 19734

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat

Class 19735

Fri

1:00-2:00pm

6/8-6/29

Class 19736

Fri

1:00-2:00pm

7/6-7/27

Class 19807

Fri

1:00-2:00pm

8/3-8/24

6/7-8/23 A dult 5 0 +

NEW | 20/20/20 (Cardio/Strength/Stretch)

A dult 5 0 +

Gentle Yoga

Join a fitness class with emphasis on stretching, balance, strength

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

work, and aerobics to improve cardiovascular fitness, flexibility,

unique yoga practice modifying it to fit their specific needs. The focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart rate;

and muscle strength. Classes are open to beginning and continuing students. Please bring hand weights of your choosing. Please bring a mat. Join in at any time.

and restorative poses to relieve stress. Before registering for class,

INSTRUCTOR : Cheryl Antrim

please call instructor at 925-462-5285.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy

$32: 4 classes

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Class 20543

Tue

9:00am-10:00am

6/5-6/26

$98: 12 classes

Class 20544

Tue

9:00am-10:00am

7/3-7/24

Class 20545

Tue

9:00am-10:00am

7/31-8/21

Class 19737

Thu

8:45-10:00am

6/7-8/23

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Dog/Pet Care

DOG/PET CARE

A dult 5 0 +

NEW | fun and fit Fitness for the mature person. This class is designed to maximize your fitness potential and offers warm-ups, stretches, low impact aerobics, exercises to help strengthen the body, and a cool down period. Make your day, come out and play. Classes are open to beginning and continuing students. Please bring hand weights of your choosing. Fun attitude required. Join in at any time. INSTRUCTOR : Cheryl Antrim LOCATION Conference Rm, Civic Park Community Center $24 4 classes

Class 20540

Fri

11:30am-12:30pm

6/8-6/29

Class 20541

Fri

11:30am-12:30pm

7/6-7/27

Class 20542

Fri

11:30am-12:30pm

8/3-8/24

A dult 5 0 +

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. Your 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 $74 6 classes

Class 19748

Mon

1:30-2:30pm

7/9-8/13 A D U LT

A dult 5 0 +

NEW | Seniorcize

Dog Obedience: Beginning

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

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

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance. Muscle toning with light weights. Bring a pair of 3 lb. hand weights and come exercise to wonderful big band music!

leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society.

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Funkhouser

The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

their dog. Suitable for dogs 4-months and older. Minimum age for

$24 4 classes

handler is 16; minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Class 20537

Mon

3:00pm-3:45pm

6/4-6/25

$30 5 classes

Class 20538

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Mon

3:00pm-3:45pm

7/2-7/30

Mon

3:00pm-3:45pm

8/6-8/20

$19 3 classes

Class 20539

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

$149: 6 classes

Class 20099

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

6/5-7/10

Class 20100

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

7/17-8/21

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Dog Obedience: Off-Leash Preparation*

FOOD & COOKING

Now that your dog understands basic obedience let us help you move on to the next step. Teach your dog to obey hand signals and voice commands from a distance of 20 feet. Improve your dog’s quality of life by working toward building behaviors offleash such as ‘down’ from a distance, waiting in place, walking at your side with your hands off the leash. This is the perfect class for people who enjoy training and want to take it to the next level. Minimum age for handler is 16; minors must be accompanied by an adult. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $149: 6 classes

Class 20097

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

6/5-7/10

Class 20098

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

7/17-8/21

6/12, 7/10 and 8/14 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center. *Pre-requisite: Beginning dog obedience or instructor’s approval.

AGES 4-13

Kids Cooking-American Dinner Enjoy five great days of cooking, learning recipes for a complete American dinner. Recipes include Roasted garlic chicken or tofu,

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Caeser salad, mixed herbed potatoes, onion bread, and apple pie

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs

for dessert. Campers will not only learn how to safely use kitchen

Don’t let another walk feel like a disaster because your dog

utensils and appliances, but also the importance of nutrition

lunges at other dogs. Don’t stop taking your dog out in public

and proper clean up. Funds received by the Cooking with Kids

because your dog loses his brain when a car goes by. Learn what

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

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

program to underserved children at risk for obesity and diabetes.

energy into more positive social behavior. Do not bring your dog the first day of class. Come ready to learn how to set your dog up for success and stop the overly reactive response to every day common occurrences. INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Lynda Rexroat LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $141: 5 classes

Class 19432

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

8/13-8/17

Ages 4-5

Class 19433

Mon-Fri 3:00pm-4:00pm

8/13-8/17

Ages 6-13

$15 lab fee due at first class.

$149: 6 classes

Class 20101

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

6/5-7/10

Class 20102

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

7/17-8/21

6/12, 7/10 and 8/14 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center.

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Delicious Stir-fries Wok and stir-fry cooking provide fresh, quick, and easy food

Turf & Dog Park UPDATE

preparation using the best ingredients, taking little time to cook, and employing the simplest techniques. Let’s make delicious and

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restaurants using ingredients such as pepper shrimp, spicy

Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should call for updated condi-

eggplant with Thai basil, beef and broccoli. Bring your favorite wok, sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, apron, hand towel and beverage.

tions of all City fields and the

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

Heather Farm Dog Park.

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class

Class 20094

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/23

$12 lab fee due at first class.

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Food & Cooking

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NEW | Asian Fusion-Fish & Seafood Series Using his new cookbook ‘Asian Fusion,’ Chat invites you to join his quest for healthy eating. Let’s modify popular Asian dishes into light meals and maintain the soul that makes Asian cuisine so uniquely popular. For each meal we will make 5 dishes from various Asian cuisines, such as Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese. By using only seafood and vegetable products, we’ll make dishes healthier and more beneficial. Bring your sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, hand towel, and beverage. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $152: 4 classes

Class 20095

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/30-8/20

$45 lab fee due at first class.

A D U LT

Summer Sushi

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NEW | RAW Cuisine-Breakfast & Brunch

Summer is a perfect time for certain fish with maximum fat and

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

variety of seasonal and local offerings. Learn to prepare fresh

smoothies for maximum vitality or weight loss, people-pleasing

ingredients for various toppings and learn simple techniques in

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

making your perfect sushi. With a hands-on approach, we will

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

make Nigiri (finger rolls) and Maki Nori (seaweed rolls including

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

ebi, hamachi, maguro, unagi, ikura, tobiko, cucumber roll, spicy

that will ‘rawk’ your world! You will sample each delicious dish we

roll, and California roll.) Bring your pointed-tip chef knife, bamboo

make and receive a recipe packet to take home.

mat, cutting board, cloth hand towel, beverage, and a to-go box.

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Caravantes

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

$57: 1 class

$54: 1 class

Class 20133

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm

6/16

$10 lab fee due at first class.

Class 20093

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/12

$12 lab fee due at first class.

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NEW | RAW Cuisine-Forget Cooking!

Thai Cooking Series

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

Recently returned from Thailand with new trends and his cook-

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

book ‘Easy Thai,’ Chat invites you to get into Thai with this 4-week

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

intensive Thai cooking series. Learn Thai culinary philosophy and

Not Tuna Pâté, Zucchini Noodles Marinara, Chocolate Mousse.

recognize Thai tastes and flavors by hands-on preparation of a

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

five dish Thai meal each night. We’ll use herbs and spices such

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

as galangal and kaffir lime that are unique to Thai cuisine and

that will ‘rawk’ your world! You will sample each delicious dish

transform fresh ingredients into delicious dishes. Bring your sharp

and receive a recipe packet to take home.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Caravantes

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

$57: 1 class

$152: 4 classes

Class 20134

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

$10 lab fee due at first class.

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Class 20096

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

$45 lab fee due at first class.

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Personal Enrichment

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

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

AGES 10-16

Babysitting for Beginners

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

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

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

Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline,

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

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

upon successful completion. Students may not audit this class.

also cover diabetic emergencies, nosebleeds, bites and allergic

kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion.

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $37: 1 class

INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 19957

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/20

$7 lab fee due at class.

$50: 1 class

Class 19924

Sat

9:00am-2:30pm

6/23

A D U LT

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

A D U LT

Community CPR

writing as you discover techniques to crafting your own novel,

Learn the proper techniques for recognizing the signals of a heart

reading assignments and sharing of written work. Learn the basic

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

of both fiction and creative non-fiction.

short story or memoir. Class includes in-class writing exercises,

victims of all ages. Other respiratory emergencies will be covered, including introduction in use of a defibrillator (AED). An EMS Community CPR certificate, good for 2 years, will be issued upon

INSTRUCTOR : Janice De Jesus LOCATION Las Trampas Conference Room, Walnut Creek Library $92: 6 classes

completion. Students may not audit this class.

Class 19947

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

No class 7/4

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/20-8/1

$5 lab fee due at first class.

$37: 1 class

Class 19955

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/11

$7 lab fee due at class.

A D U LT

CPR & First Aid Combo Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for 2 years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing. INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $64: 1 class

Class 19953

Sat

9:00am-3:30pm

7/21

Class 19954

Sat

9:00am-3:30pm

8/18

$10 lab fee due at class.

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Social Dance A ges 1 3 & up

SOCIAL DANCE

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

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women $58: 8 classes

Class 19968

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/13-8/22

No class 7/4, 7/11, 7/18

RJ Muna

Tahitian 1 Beginning $58: 8 classes

AGES 5-16

Baton Twirling and Dance

Class 19969

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!

beginning-new students

$58: 8 classes

Wed

8:30pm-9:15pm

6/13-8/22

4:45pm-5:30pm

Tahitian III* Advanced Women and Men $58: 8 classes

$42: 4 classes

6/7-6/28

Class 19971

Wed

9:15pm-10:00pm

6/13-8/22

No class 7/4, 7/11, 7/18.

*Registration per instructor’s approval only

intermediate $62: 4 classes

Class 20053

6/13-8/22

No class 7/4, 7/11, 7/18

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

Tahitian II* Intermediate Women and Men Class 19970

INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios

Class 20052

Wed

No class 7/4, 7/11, 7/18

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/7-6/28

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

Tahitian Drumming/Music $50: 6 classes

AGES 6-12

Class 19972

Tahitian Drum & Music

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

6/16-8/11

No class 6/23, 7/14, 7/21

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

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

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

niques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction will

$50: 6 classes

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin Dance. Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover tech-

Tahitian Culture Beginning Class 19966

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6/16-8/11

No class 6/23, 7/14, 7/21

allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin rhythm. Great tips and lots of fun. INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis

Tahitian Culture Intermediate/Advanced* $50: 6 classes

Class 19967

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm 6/16-8/11

No class 6/23, 7/14, 7/21

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LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $56: 6 classes

Class 19962

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/7-7/12

Class 19963

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

7/19-8/23


Social Dance A D U LT

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All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

Line Dance

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

returning dancers. This class is for the beginning line dancer and

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

those with some line dance experience. Learn how to line dance

smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will

and review dances being taught in the immediate area. New

make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and

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

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

introductory dances. Intermediate class—For the improving and

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

experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review

Beginning/easy intermediate class—An energetic class with many

the classics. Instruction will reflect the interest and ability of the

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

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti

$81: 6 classes

Class 19872

Mon

class.

7:00pm-7:55pm

6/18-7/23

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Beginning/Easy Intermediate $42: 5 classes

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Class 19920

Argentine Tango

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

6/6-7/11

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

7/25-8/22

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/6-7/11

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

7/25-8/22

No class 7/4

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,

Class 19921

Intermediate $42: 5 classes

rhythm and musicality while gaining movement awareness and

Class 19922

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

No class 7/4

dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes.

Class 19923

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

Beginning $56: 6 classes

A dult 5 0 +

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

Class 19958

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/7-7/12

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

Class 19959

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

7/19-8/23

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

intermediate

pressure. The Continuing class is designed for the student who has

$56: 6 classes

line dance experience or has completed the beginning course.

Class 19960

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

6/7-7/12

Class 19961

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

7/19-8/23

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center.

Beginning

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$37 5 classes

Ballroom Dance for My Generation This class is especially designed for ages 45 and up, but all are welcome. Have fun meeting people while learning or improving your west coast swing and tango. Smile, step and sway into better balance and flexibility. Come join us on the dance floor! Leathersoled shoes recommended.

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

6/5-7/10

12:45pm-1:45pm

7/17-8/21

2:00pm-3:30pm

6/5-7/10

2:00pm-3:30pm

7/17-8/21

No class 6/19 $44 6 classes

Class 19757

Tue

$37 5 classes

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 19754

Tue

No class 6/19

$52: 5 classes

Mon

Class 19756

Continuing

INSTRUCTOR : Barbara and Jerry Steck

Class 19964

INSTRUCTOR : Dennis McGuire

6:00pm-7:00pm

7/2-7/30

$44 6 classes

Class 19755

Tue

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Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS

AGES 6-11

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

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $62: 6 classes

aGES 3-6

Tiny Tigers Karate This program is a good base for your child’s journey into martial arts. Each week is themed and focuses on specific skills in a fun learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over 5 years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

Class 19833

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

6/5-7/10

Class 19834

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

7/17-8/21

Class 19835

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/8-7/13

Class 19836

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

7/20-8/24

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $112: 11 classes

Class 19837

INSTRUCTOR : Bay Mountain Martial Arts

Sat

9:00am-10:15am

6/9-8/18

LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts

A D U LT

$95: 8 classes

Class 19820

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

6/18-8/13

No class 7/2

Class 19821

This innovative program is open to all students and styles. Our Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

6/19-8/14

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

6/21-8/16

No class 7/3

Class 19822

Cutting Edge Martial Arts chief instructor and developer is a 5th degree black belt who blends five traditions to bring you a fun and challenging program that takes students from white belt to black belt at a pace they

No class 7/5

are comfortable with. This ongoing program works on physical conditioning as well as character development and there are no initiation fees. Students from other styles will be recognized at their current rank. Equipment and uniforms are available for

AGES 7-12

purchase at class.

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

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $62: 6 classes

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

Class 19839

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/5-7/10

and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a

Class 19840

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

7/17-8/21

uniform on the first day of class for $35.

Class 19841

Fri

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/8-7/13

Class 19842

Fri

7:30pm-8:30pm

7/20-8/24

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

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$115: 8 classes

Class 19826

$112: 11 classes

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/18-8/13

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

6/19-8/14

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INSTRUCTOR : Sensei Preston Jones

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Class 19837

Sat

9:00am-10:15am

6/9-8/18


Sports

Sports/Fitness Groups

SPORTS Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums

Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log

Tice Valley and Foothill Community Gymnasiums are available for

onto www.continentalbaseball.com for information.

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

CYO Sports

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

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

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

Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track & field –

at 925-256-3572

call (925) 256-8453.

drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball

Northgate Summer Volleyball Camps run from mid-June to

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

Adult Summer Basketball League 943-5899, ext. 5866

Thursday/Sunday

5-on-5

northgate volleyball

mid-July. The camps are fundamental based, progressing from beginning to advanced skills. We place equal emphasis on proper technique and enjoying the game. For more information, please contact David Weiland, 925.457.6230 or by email: northgatevolleyball@gmail.com Odyssey/Jrs. Girls Volleyball (925) 974-6219

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

Oddyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for

available at the Tice Valley Gym starting in May. League play will

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

begin in June. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community

seyVball@astound.net for more information.

Gymnasium. Email Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org if you

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

are an individual looking to join a team and would like to be placed

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at

on a wait list or if you would like to request a packet electronically.

Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, log onto www.wcasi.org

adult Volleyball leagues

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

943-5899, ext. 5866

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

Monday Night Coed League

more information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org

Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745

Registration packets for the Monday summer adult volleyball coed

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley

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

Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15

Valley Gym in April. League starts in June.

years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

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

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org

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

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

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

Fitness Programs Information about our fitness classes can be found on page 38-42.

www.wcyaa.com for information.

Jazzercise (925) 947-6987

Turf & Dog Park UPDATE

Designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and low-impact

www.WalnutCreekRec.org or (925) 256-3574

options. Classes are ongoing. Register anytime.

Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should

Tice Valley Gym

view website or call for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

8 classes: $50.00 Unlimited: $60.00

Mon-Thu; 9 :00 am, 6:15 pm; Fri; 9:00 am, 5:45 pm; Sat; 8:30 am, Sun; 9:00 am

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Sports KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches in the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format.

AGES 2-3½

Parent & Me Soccer As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

AGES 4-5

Pre Soccer Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while

LOCATION Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park

building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a

$89: 8 classes

nurturing teaching environment.

Class 19846

Mon

11:30am-12:00pm

6/25-8/13

Class 19847

Thu

5:55pm-6:25pm

6/28-8/16

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$89: 8 classes

$89: 8 classes

Class 19856

Mon

10:00am-10:35am

6/25-8/13

Class 19857

Mon

6:00pm-6:35pm

6/25-8/13

Class 19858

Thu

10:30am-11:05am

6/28-8/16

Class 19859

Thu

7:00pm-7:35pm

6/28-8/16

Class 19848

Sat

11:00am-11:30am

7/7-8/25

Class 19849

Sat

11:35am-12:05pm

7/7-8/25

AGES 3½-4

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Tot Soccer

$89: 8 classes

Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun

Class 19862

Sat

10:05am-10:40am

7/7-8/25

running and kicking just like the big kids!

Class 19861

Sat

9:30am-10:05am

7/7-8/25

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

AGES 5-6

LOCATION Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park

Soccer 1

$89: 8 classes

Class 19851

Mon

9:30am-10:00am

6/25-8/13

Class 19852

Mon

5:30pm-6:00pm

6/25-8/13

Class 19853

Thu

10:00am-10:30am

6/28-8/16

Class 19854

Thu

6:30pm-7:00pm

6/28-8/16

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

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

LOCATION Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park

$89: 8 classes

Class 19855

Sat

$89: 8 classes

9:00am-9:30am

7/7-8/25

Class 19865

Mon

6:35pm-7:20pm

6/25-8/13

Class 19863

Mon

10:35am-11:20am

6/25-8/13

Class 19864

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/25-8/13

Class 19866

Thu

4:15pm-5:00pm

6/28-8/16

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $89: 8 classes

Class 19867

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Sports AGES 7-10

AGES 7-16

Skillz and Scrimmages

Golf Camp with Dave DeLong

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing and

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

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

advanced junior golfer, the Dave DeLong Junior Golf Camp is the

es that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels

right place to develop the talents and skills necessary to become

are welcome. Each participant receives a soccer jersey.

a better golfer while having fun. During camp, your child will receive professional golf instruction from the basics of grip and

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

stance to the finer points of swing mechanics while learning essen-

LOCATION Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park

tial life skills in a supportive environment. In addition to access to

$99: 8 classes

Boundary Oak’s first class practice facilities, like an all-grass driv-

Class 19868

Mon

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/25-8/13

ing range and four practice greens, all campers will play 36 holes

Class 19869

Thu

5:00pm-5:45pm

6/28-8/16

on the championship golf course. The final day concludes out with an awards ceremony (parents welcome). All golfer’s must bring

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

equipment or equipment may be rented upon request for $35. Call

$99: 8 classes

925-997-3683.

Class 19870

Sat

11:25am-12:10pm

7/7-8/25

INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong, PGA member and Instruction Direc-

tor at Boundary Oaks AGES 4½-10

LOCATION Pro Shop, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course

Kidz Love Soccer Camp

$297: 4 classes

Spend a week enjoying the world’s most popular sport in a fun,

Class 19465

Mon-Thu*

7:30am-12:30pm

6/25-6/28

recreational environment. Learn and practice soccer skills includ-

Class 19466

Mon-Thu*

7:30am-12:30pm

7/9-7/12

ing: dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. More experienced

Class 19467

Mon-Thu*

7:30am-12:30pm

7/16-7/19

players will work on developing advanced dribbling skills and

Class 19468

Mon-Thu*

7:30am-12:30pm

7/23-7/26

team tactics. Everyone is a winner as the week’s fun culminates in

Class 19469

Mon-Thu*

7:30am-12:30pm

7/30-8/2

an age-appropriate ‘World Cup’ tournament. All campers receive a

Class 19470

Mon-Thu*

7:30am-12:30pm

8/20-8/23

soccer ball and KLS jersey. All campers must wear shin guards.

*Thursdays are 6:30am-11:30am

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

AGES 6-15

LOCATION Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park

Golf-Junior

$149: 5 classes

Class 19150

Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm

6/11-6/15

Ages 4½-6

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

Class 19151

Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm

8/13-8/17

Ages 4½-6

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

Class 19155

Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm

6/11-6/15

Ages 7-8

with minimal experience. The group lessons cover fundamentals

Class 19156

Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm

8/13-8/17

Ages 7-8

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

Class 19157

Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm

8/13-8/17

Ages 9-10

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 LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts,

please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 ½ hour

Golf Junior Beginner

prior to your class start time. All rainouts will be made up at the

$77: 5 classes

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.

Class 19879

Thu

3:00pm-4:00pm

6/21-8/2

Ages 6-9

Class 19881

Thu

4:30pm-5:30pm

6/21-8/2

Ages 10-15

No class 7/5, 7/19

$5 ball fee due at each class.

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Sports AGES 5-9 & 6-8

A D U LT

Golf

Skyhawks Sports Camps

Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and

Skyhawks programs are designed to engage the imagination

former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Beginning golfers will learn

of young athletes. Our enthusiastic staff implements a unique

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

curriculum, which allows for maximum participation and FUN.

Class size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine

Skyhawks participants improve their fundamental skills through

iron or a pitching wedge to the first class. Clubs provided upon

encouragement and non-competitive play. All Skyhawks partici­

request at class.

pants receive a t-shirt and merit award. The participant-to-coach ratio range is approximately 10-12:1 depending on the sport.

INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course

SKYHAWKS GOLF CAMP

Beginner/Intermediate Women’s

Campers will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, and

$87: 6 classes

Class 19873

Tue

No class 7/3

body positioning. Using the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system, 9:30am-10:30am

6/12-7/24

$5 ball fee to be paid at each class.

Beginner/Intermediate Golf Coed Tue

we have simplified instruction so that young players can make an effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided. $168: HEATHER FARM PARK, FIELD 2

Class 19023 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 6/18-6/22 Ages 5-9

$87: 6 classes

Class 19874

INSTRUCTOR Skyhawks Staff

6:00pm-7:00pm

6/12-7/24

Class 19024 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 7/23-7/27 Ages 5-9

No class 7/3

SKYHAWKS SOCCER CAMP

Class 19875

The #1 camp for learning the fundamentals of soccer. Using our

Tue

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/12-7/24

progressional curriculum, campers will gain the technical skills and

No class 7/3

Class 19876 No class 7/5

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/21-8/2

$5 ball fee to be paid at each class.

sport knowledge required for their next step into soccer. $163: HEATHER FARM PARK, FIELD 1

Class 19025 Mon-Fri 9:00am 12:00pm 8/6-8/10 Ages 6-8 AGES 4-7

SKYHAWKS BASEBALL CAMP

Mini-Skyhawk Sports Camp

Learn the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, and

This multi-sport program gives young children ages 4 to 7 a posi­ tive first step into athletics. Baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encourage­

base running all in a fun, positive environment. Athletes will learn new baseball skills along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork and responsibility.

ment and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities

$133: HEATHER FARM PARK, FIELD 1

were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement,

Class 19027 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 7/2-7/6

hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace.

NO CLASS 7/4

Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of these

Ages 6-8

young athletes. All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award.

SKYHAWKS BASKETBALL CAMP

The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 8:1

This skill-intensive program is designed for beginner to intermedi­ ate players. Using our progressional curriculum, we teach camp­ers

INSTRUCTOR Skyhawks Staff

the skills they need both on and off the court to become better

$163: HEATHER FARM PARK , FIELD 1

Class 19032

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

athletes. 6/11-6/15

Class 19028 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm 7/9-7/13 Ages 6-8

$163: HEATHER FARM PARK , FIELD 2

Class 19033

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

7/9-7/13

Class 19035

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

8/6-8/10

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

SKYHAWKS FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP Campers will learn skills on both sides of the football including the core components of passing, catching, and defense—all presented

$163: TICE VALLEY FIELD, TVCG

Class 19034

$163: TICE VALLEY GYM, COURT 1

7/16-7/20

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Golf

Experience Boundary Oak

Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Golf Outings, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Lives. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes ranging from 10-400. • Indoor & Lakeside Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings.

Golf Course Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any level of golfer. • 55 stall lighted Driving Range including a 10 stall grass tee hitting area. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and First Tee of Contra Costa.

• Ample Complimentary Parking.

• Host to 200 Tournaments annually.

• Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and Lime Ridge Open Space.

• Host of the PGA Nationwide Tour Qualifier for the Fresh Express Classic.

• Unique Dining Events held every month including: 4th Friday Dinners, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and more.

Contact Us At (925) 934-3600 x 21

For Tee Times Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 10 For Tournaments Please Call (925) 934-4775 x 13

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Camps AGES 6-12

Walnut Creek Day Camp Summer is the most memorable time of year for children. Kids will enjoy water, fresh air and sunshine in a safe and supportive environment. Crafts, games, swimming and other themed adventures promote individuality and creativity on a daily basis. Watch your child build relationships with other local children and find great role models in our trained staff. Campers spend mornings at their selected program, and at Heather Farm Park. Children enjoy all-day excursions on Thursdays—dates and location subject to change. Swimming at Heather Farm pool on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each week features a themed special event. A camp t-shirt is included with each registration. LOCATION Foothill Middle School Multi-use Room, 2775 Cedro Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 DROP OFF/PICK UP Campers are dropped off at Foothill Middle School in the morning. They are transported to Heather Farm Park each

afternoon. Pick up is always at Heather Farm Park Playground. Fees: regular care $272

extended care $298

REGULAR CARE 9:00am-4:30pm EXTENDED CARE 7:00am-6:00pm NO CLASS 7/4* 4-day price: $25.00 off 5-day week.

.

Payment plans available for campers registered in three or more full day program sessions. Call (925) 943-5858 for more information. Family Discount: $10 for each additional child enrolled in the same full day program session.

WEEK 1: TROPICAL ISLAND

*WEEK 3: PARTY IN THE USA

WEEK 5: OUT OF THIS WORLD

WEEK 8: KNIGHTS OF WALNUT

ADVENTURES 6/18–6/22

7/2–7/6

7/16–7/20

CREEK 8/6–8/10

Class 19535 (Ext.)

Class 19539 (Ext.)

Class 19543 (Ext.)

Class 19549 (Ext.)

Class 19536 (Reg.)

Class 19540 (Reg)

Class 19544 (Reg.)

Class 19550 (Reg.)

Trip: A’s/Dodgers game

Trip: Jump Sky High and

Trip: USS Hornet and Pump It Up

Trip: Discovery Kingdom

Special Event: Wet ‘n Wild

Bowling

Special Event: Intergalactic

Special Event: Tournament of

Adventures

Special Event: Boogie for the

Olympics

Champions

WEEK 2: WILD, WILD WEST

Red, White, and Blue

6/25–6/29

WEEK 4: TIME BANDITS

Class 19537 (Ext.)

Class 19545 (Ext.)

7/9–7/13

NEW | WEEK 9: BOWLING

Class 19538 (Reg.)

Class 19541 (Ext.)

Class 19546 (Reg.)

8/13–8/17

Trip: Boomers and a movie

Class 19542 (Reg.)

Trip: Great America

Class 19567 (Ext.)

Special Event: Secret Agent

Special Event: Sheriff Woody’s

Trip: Roller-skating & a movie

Class 19568 (Reg.)

Training

Wild West Festival ($5 Fee)

Special Event: 80’s Fame Talent

Trip: Waterworld

Showcase

WEEK 6: SPY CAMP 7/23-7/27

WEEK 7: SAFARI CAMP 7/30–8/3

Class 19547 (Ext.) Class 19548 (Reg.) Trip: San Francisco Zoo Special Event: Ruler of the Jungle

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Special Event: Sports Day


Camps AGES 9-13

Walnut Creek Sports Day Camp We are offering a fully staffed and supervised recreational athletic camp. The program consists of 8 weeks of sessions with your choice of two different sports for each session, and a week 9 session, open to ages 6-13, offering bowling. Our camp is specifically designed to teach and develop training skills, basic individual skills, sportsmanship, team strategies and concepts as well as building confidence and self discipline. Focus is also on having fun and enjoyment of the sport. Swimming (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays), recreational games and field trips on Thursday are all part of each session. LOCATION Foothill Community Gymnasium: 2775 Cedro Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 DROP OFF/PICK UP Campers are dropped off at Foothill Community Gymnasium in the morning. They are transported to Heather Farm Park

each afternoon. Pick up is always at Heather Farm Park Playground. Fees: regular care $272

extended care $298

REGULAR CARE 9:00am-4:30pm EXTENDED CARE 7:00am-6:00pm NO CLASS 7/4* 4-day price: $25.00 off 5-day week.

Payment plans available for campers registered in three or more full day program sessions. Call (925) 943-5858 for more information. Family Discount: $10 for each additional child enrolled in the same full day program session.

AGES 6-13

WEEK 1: 6/18-6/22

*WEEK 3: 7/2-7/6

WEEK 5: 7/16-7/20

WEEK 7: 7/30-8/3

Special Event: Water Day

Special Event: Sock Hop

Special Event: Olympics

Special Event: Ruler of the

Trip: A’s/Dodgers game

Trip: Sky High & Bowling

Trip: USS Hornet &

Jungle

19563 Golf Ext.

19555 Flag Football Ext.

Pump it Up

Trip: San Francisco Zoo

19564 Golf Reg.

19556 Flag Football Reg.

19559 Lacrosse Ext.

19575 Soccer Ext.

19553 Tennis Ext.

19561 Basketball Ext.

19560 Lacrosse Reg.

19576 Soccer Reg.

19554 Tennis Reg.

19562 Basketball Reg

19557 Soccer Ext.

19565 Volleyball Ext.

WEEK 2: 6/25-6/29

WEEK 4: 7/9-7/13

19558 Soccer Reg.

19566 Volleyball Reg.

Special Event: Carnival

Special Event: Talent

WEEK 6: 7/23-7/27

WEEK 8: 8/6-8/10

($5 fee)

Show

Special Event: Spy Agent

Special Event: Tourna-

Trip: Boomers & a movie

Trip: Roller-skating &

Training

ment of Champions

19551 Multisport Ext.

a movie

Trip: Great America

Trip: Discovery Kingdom

19552 Multisport Reg.

19573 Multisport Ext.

19583 Multisport Ext.

19579 Golf Ext.

19569 Baseball Ext.

19574 Multisport Reg.

19584 Multisport Reg.

19580 Golf Reg.

19570 Baseball Reg.

19571 Tennis Ext.

19577 Basketball Ext.

19581 Multisport Ext.

19572 Tennis Reg.

19578 Basketball Reg.

19582 Multisport Reg.

AGES 9-13

Week 9: 8/13-8/17

Special Event: Sports Day Trip: Waterworld 19567 Bowling Ext. 19568 Bowling Reg.

LOCATION Foothill Community Gymnasium: 2775 Cedro Lane,

NEW | Sports Camp Half Day Morning $125: 5 CLASSES

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

Walnut Creek, CA 94598 DROP OFF/PICK UP Campers are dropped off at Foothill Community

Gym in the morning. Pick up at Heather Farm Park Playground.

Thu 9:00am-4:30pm

WEEK 1: 6/18-6/22

*WEEK 3: 7/2-7/6

WEEK 5: 7/16-7/20

WEEK 7: 7/30-8/3

Trip: A’s/Dodgers game

Trip: Sky High & Bowling

Trip: USS Hornet &

Trip: San Francisco Zoo

Class 19781 Golf

Class 19785 Flag Football

Pump It Up

Class 19793 Soccer

Class 19782 Tennis

Class 19786 Basketball

Class 19789 Lacrosse

Class 19794 Volleyball

Class 19790 Soccer

AGES 6-13

WEEK 2: 6/25-6/29

WEEK 4: 7/9-7/13

Trip: Boomers & a movie

Trip: Roller-skating &

WEEK 6: 7/23-7/27

Trip: Discovery Kingdom

Class 19783 Multisport

a movie

Trip: Great America

Class 19795 Golf

Class 19784 Baseball

Class 19787 Multisport

Class 19791 Multisport

Class 19796 Multisport

Class 19788 Tennis

Class 19792 Basketball

WEEK 9: 8/13-8/17

Trip: Waterworld Class 19797 Bowling

WEEK 8: 8/6-8/10

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Camps AGES 4-6

Camp Little Walnut Summer at Camp Little Walnut is filled with fun, excitement and enthusiasm. Our age-appropriate games and activities build confidence and inspire independence on a daily basis. Little Walnuts will enjoy exploring their creativity while making new friends. Each week includes special themed activities and adventures designed to delight kids and keep them excited and eager to come back every morning. Each day, our trained staff, help campers build self-esteem and improve their social skills while having a wonderful time. A camp t-shirt is included with each registration. LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $92: 5 CLASSES

$77: 4 CLASSES, WEEK 3 (7/2 – 7/6)*

NO CLASS 7/4 WEEK 1: PIRATES

Class 19527

Mon-Fri

9:00am-11:30am

6/18-6/22

9:00am-11:30am

6/25-6/29

9:00am-11:30am

*7/2-7/6

9:00am-11:30am

7/9-7/13

9:00am-11:30am

7/16-7/20

9:00am-11:30am

7/23-7/27

9:00am-11:30am

7/30-8/3

9:00am-11:30am

8/6-8/10

WEEK 2: DIGGIN’ FOR DINOS

AGES 3-5

Class 19528

Camp Tenderfoot

Mon-Fri

WEEK 3: UNDER THE SEA

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

Class 19529

Mon-Fri

camp experience. Children build confidence and develop social

WEEK 4: WACKY WEEK

skills while making new friends in a safe, supportive environment.

Class 19530

Our warm, nurturing staff provide age-appropriate arts and crafts, games, water play and other exciting adventures designed to promote creativity and socialization. Campers must be potty-trained.

Mon-Fri

WEEK 5: LOCAL HEROES

Class 19531

Mon-Fri

Each session revolves around a special theme that includes a daily

WEEK 6: SPACE WEEK

craft, playtime, stories, as well as featuring special park and water

Class 19532

days. A camp t-shirt is included with each registration. LOCATION Back Patio, Heather Farm Community Center

Mon-Fri

WEEK 7: WILD WILD WEST

Class 19533

Mon-Fri

Sessions are 2 weeks, Mon-Thu

WEEK 8: BUGS & BUTTERFLIES

Session 2 only: Week 1—Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri; Week 2—Mon-Thu*

Class 19534

Mon-Fri

$140: 8 CLASSES NO CLASS 7/4 SESSION 1: UNDER THE SEA

Class 19523

9:30am-12:00pm

6/18–6/28

SESSION 2: BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES

Class 19524

9:30am-12:00pm

*7/2–7/12

SESSION 3: WACKY WONDERS

Class 19525

9:30am-12:00pm

Crafts and games, socialization, and tons of fun can be 7/16–7/26

9:30am-12:00pm

found in both programs, but there are some differences. Tenderfoot campers are a little younger than our Little Wal-

SESSION 4: TIME TRAVEL

Class 19526

tenderfoot or little walnut, which program is right for your camper?

7/30–8/9

nuts. If your child has not yet started preschool, Tenderfoot is a great start. Children who have had more school or play group experiences will find Little Walnut camp a perfect fit. Whichever camp you choose, our program leaders will make sure that your child has a wonderful summer!

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Camps Specialized Recreation Summer Camp This summer camp is carefully designed for children, teens and young adults who have special needs. Our professionally trained staff creates a loving and nurturing environment. Emphasis is placed on social interaction, recreational and educational activities, community involvement and weekly excursions. Campers experience a fun-filled day camp with crafts, games, nature study, music, sports, drama and swimming. Activities for teens and young adults help to develop independent living skills such as shopping, cooking, social skills and environmental education. SERVICES OF A PERSONAL NATURE: The Camp does not provide assistance in eating and toileting and although our staff/volunteer to camper ratio is very high (3 to 1 or 2 to 1) this does not mean that

Teen Camp

we are able to provide 1 to 1 care during the camp. Register separately for trips. Trips include Overnight Campout, Paper Boat Races

G rades 6 - 9

and the Oakland Zoo. Registration cost includes $25 supply fee.

Looking for something to do during the summer? Don’t be bored, come to teen camp! Enjoy hanging out with your peers as you

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

enjoy plenty of recreational activities, field trips to various amuse-

$199: 4 CLASSES

ment parks, and swimming. Build friendships and create memo-

NO CLASS 7/4

ries with other local teens. This camp is designed for teens and is geared toward the independent teen. All registrants will receive an informational letter in the mail. *Trips subject to change.

1 session

6/22

Pizza,

Movie 19428 6/25- Bowling, 6/29 19429 7/97/13

Pizza,

7/20

Wed Thurs Fri Mystery Discovery Water-

game

Day

world

Class 19393

Mystery Great

Skating

Day

world

Class 19394

USA Water-

WEEK 6

world

Class 19395

Sky High Day

America

Mystery Great America

Ice

USA Mystery Discovery Water-

Skating

Day

Movie

9:00am-3:00pm

6/25-6/28

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

*7/2-7/5

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

7/9-7/12

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

7/16-7/19

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

7/23-7/26

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

7/30-8/2

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

8/6-8/9

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

8/13-8/16

WEEK 4

Roller

Pizza,

Pizza,

Kingdom

Class 19368

USA Water-

Jump

Mon-Thu

WEEK 3

Tues A’s

Movie Bowling,

Movie 19430 7/16- Bowling,

Class 19366 Class 19367

Mon – Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

Class Date Mon 19427 6/18- Bowling,

WEEK 1

WEEK 2

Drop off/pick up Gazebo at Civic Park. $298

$156: 3 CLASSES, WEEK 2 (7/2 – 7/5)*

Kingdom

world USA

WEEK 5

WEEK 7

Class 19396 WEEK 8

Class 19397 AGES 13-15

OAKLAND ZOO

Junior Recreation Leader

$52: 1 class

Teens ages 13-15 are invited to sign up for the Junior Recreation

Class 19375

Leader program and learn the fundamentals of being a Recreation

paper boat races

Leader! Teens will spend 12-35 hours per week assisting staff members in various City Day Camps. Program includes training,

Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

$52: 1 class

t-shirt, instruction from experienced staff and a completion certifi-

Class 19372

cate. The first day of each session consists of training from 9:00am-

OVERNIGHT CAMPOUT

2:00pm at the Heather Farm Community Center. All registrants will receive an informational letter in the mail. Enrollment limited to one session. No class 7/4. Call 943-5899 x2424 for availability.

7/6

Fri

9:00am-10:00am

7/20

9:00am-12:00pm

8/3-8/4

$97: 2 classes

Class 19371

Thu-Fri

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Personal Enrichment Camps

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

AGES 6-11

Keeping Kids Safe This fun and innovative program is designed for the health and safety of your child. your child will engage in hands-on activities and games helping them learn how to keep themselves safe at home, school and while visiting friends. Designed as a ‘Stranger 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 taught nationwide. INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $122: 12 classes

AGES 5-8

Class 19830

Spanish CampA Walk through the Jungle

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

6/8-8/24

AGES 6-14

Hola amigos! Hello friends! Vamos a divertirnos con los animales de la selva. Let’s go and have fun with the jungle animals. Your

NEW | Chess Camp

child will learn Spanish through music, role play and scavenger

This camp is a great opportunity to learn how to play chess, or

hunts. Using their imagination, campers will swing with the mon-

to continue chess education. with chess instruction, tournament

keys and swim with the crocodiles.

games, as well as outdoor activities. All equipment is provided and campers receive trophies at the end of camp. Lessons are

INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy

$182: 5 classes

Class 19136

presented in an easy-to-follow way and are offered to all levels.

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

6/25-6/29

$7 supply fee due at first class.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $187: 5 classes

Class 19436 AGES 5-12

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

6/25-6/29

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Kids’ Carpentry Camp

$187: 5 classes

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and

Class 19437

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

7/9-7/13

applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere. The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while working on boats, bird feeders, doll furniture and more. Tools and wood are provided. May be taken year round. Participants must at

AGES 12-16

Lindsay Wildlife Camp Counselor Have fun helping campers ages 4-6 with their projects, activities

least be entering kindergarten in Fall.

and arts and crafts in this wonderful opportunity to get involved at

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INSTRUCTOR : Director Michael Glass and his wife Jeab.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum during the summer months. Fees cover

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

training, camp shirt, snacks and drinks. Mandatory training takes

$114: 4 classes

place in the community room on Friday, June 22; 2:00pm-4:30pm.

Class 19138

Mon-Thu

9:30am-11:00am

6/18-6/21

Class 19139

Mon-Thu

11:00am-12:30pm

6/18-6/21

Class 19140

Mon-Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

6/18-6/21

Class 19141

Mon-Thu

9:30am-11:00am

7/9-7/12

Class 19142

Mon-Thu

11:00am-12:30pm

7/9-7/12

Class 19143

Mon-Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

7/9-7/12

Class 19144

Mon-Thu

9:30am-11:00am

7/30-8/2

Class 19145

Mon-Thu

11:00am-12:30pm

7/30-8/2

Class 19146

Mon-Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

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INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Community Room, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $57: 5 classes

Class 19462

Mon-Fri 12:30pm-4:00pm

6/25-6/29


Science & Technology Camps .

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AGES 5-6

Jedi Engineering with LEGO® Build X-Wings, droids, and palaces inspired by designs made a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized sand crawlers, drone assembly lines, and battle cruisers of imaginative and original designs. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $182: 4 classes

Class 19487

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

7/2-7/6

No class 7/4 $227: 5 classes

Class 19488

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

8/20-8/24

AGES 5-6

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

AGES 4-5

with the support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering

My First Lab

instructor.

Become a junior Mad Scientist! This new camp is a great introduction to science. Preschoolers explore their sense of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Children use a magnifying glass to discover the world of creepy crawly creatures, and they’ll explore

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $227: 5 classes

the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live there.

Class 19478

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

6/11-6/15

Campers become paleontologists by searching for fossils and

Class 19479

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

7/16-7/20

participating in a mini dinosaur dig. Finally, junior scientists take an exciting mission to explore the planets, moons and stars. Take-home projects included daily.

Getting down to Earth

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

What makes Earth so special as it spins through space with the

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

sun, moons and other planets? Can ours be the only habitable

$211: 5 classes

Class 19477

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

AGES 6-9

place in our solar system? Learn what prehistoric life and the 7/30-8/3

dinosaurs’ environments could have been like, and compare how our modern way of life with ‘Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle’ evolved. Learn about our place in space as we travel through time, meet

AGES 4-6

museum animals and have fun becoming Earth Stewards!

Creepy Crawly Critter Camp There is a whole world down on the ground and under the rocks and leaves. Enter this world and enjoy a week learning all about these wonderful and strange creatures. Meet some of the animals

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $152: 5 classes

Class 19461

that keep the bug world under control.

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

7/9-7/13

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $127: 5 classes

Class 19460

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

6/25-6/29

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Science & Technology Camps AGES 6-11

AGES 6-9

Secret Agent Lab Camp

NASA: Journey Into Outer Space

This camp is a fun journey into the world of detection, spy

Mad Science and NASA’s after school program is now a summer

science, and forensics. Campers will examine the science behind

camp! From our atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar

the spy tools made famous by the world’s greatest spies! We will

system, this hands-on program sends campers on a quest for

reconstruct activities using scientific methods and use the science

exploration! Comets, planets, stars and more are all waiting to be

of cryptology to send and decode secret messages. Kids will get a

discovered. Learn about the four forces of flight and the

chance to see what can’t be seen by the naked eye and will follow

challenges of space travel. Camp includes a take-home every day.

in Sherlock’s steps to learn what tracks can tell us! Join the Mad

Join us for Earth and Beyond, Astronaut-in-Training, Solar Launch,

Science Bureau of Investigations to help foil a burglary using state-

Eye on the Sky, and Space Voyage!

of-the-art security techniques!

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

$211: 5 classes

$211: 5 classes

Class 19475

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

7/9-7/13

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

6/18-6/22

Class 19472

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

7/23-7/27

AGES 7-11

AGES 6-11

Crazy Chemistry

Inventor’s Academy

We’ll explore and create exciting chemical reactions, make colorful

Each day, campers are given a series of challenges they must

concoctions and bubbling brews. Amaze yourself with magical

overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from the

temperature changing baggie science or growing ghost crystals.

world’s famous inventors and the most important thing of all—

Study the chemistry involved in not-so-simple things like chalk

their minds. The camp involves a team-based approach to solving

and soap, and even experiment with the chemistry used by artists,

problems like, ‘If you were stranded on a desert island, how would

spies and detectives! Chemists bring home a project each day.

you survive?’ Students must consider how to build shelter, find food and water, and protect themselves from the elements.

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

Discover and create!

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

$169: 4 classes

Class 19767

Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

7/2-7/6

AGES 6-11

Sign-up for Mad Science Flight Academy and explore the fundamentals of flight. Learn characteristics of the planets and discover the wonders of the Milky Way. See how air and wind affect kites, hot air balloons and parachutes. Discover the fundamentals of rocketry, the stages of rocket flight and experiment with huge water rocket launches. Each student will build his or her own launchable rockets to take home. Take-homes include the new Mad Science Skyblazer rocket, a rubber bandpowered airplane, a kite, a boomerang, a mini flying disc, and more!

6/25-6/29

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

8/13-8/17

AGES 7-12

Engineering Fundamentals with LEGO® Camp Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering, from Gear Cars to Battletracks. The engineerdesigned curriculum challenges new and returning students to reach higher levels of engineering comprehension while having fun.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

$227: 5 classes

$211: 5 classes

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

Class 19474

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

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

Class 19473

$15 lab fee due at first class.

Flight Academy

Class 19476

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $211: 5 classes

No class 7/4

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Class 19471

8/6-8/10

Class 19482

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

6/11-6/15

Class 19483

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

7/16-7/20


Science & Technology Camps AGES 7-12

LEGO® Sports Bots Design and build motorized remote controlled sports bots to compete in rousing games of soccer, hockey, basketball, football, and quidditch, among others. Invent your own sport. Instruction will be provided by staff, but familiarity with the LEGO® Technic building system is desirable. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $227: 5 classes

Class 19486

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

7/23-7/27

AGES 10-14

Game Design: Beginning 2D Games Create your own interactive computer games; a 2D platform and 2D arcade game! You will design or import the characters, AGES 7-12

arrange the levels, and create the game play by assigning actions

Jedi Engineering with LEGO®

to characters and events. Add music, sound effects, and even

Build X-Wings, droids, and palaces inspired by designs made a

and computer science, while producing two high-quality games.

long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized sand crawlers, drone assembly lines, and battle cruisers of imaginative

Take home your games to play on a Windows PC. INSTRUCTOR : TechKnowHow, Inc.

and original designs.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $182: 4 classes

Class 19489

cheat codes! Learn important concepts and skills of game design

$377: 5 classes

Class 19449

Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:30pm

8/6-8/10

$15 lab fee due at first class.

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm 7/2-7/6

No class 7/4

AGES 10-14

Game Design: 3D Games

$227: 5 classes

Class 19490

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

8/20-8/24

Design two computer games while gaining an understanding of intermediate game development, from creating 3D models to defining game action and using special effects. Design a 3D racing

AGES 7-12

LEGO® Green Engineering

game with two-player action, using cameras to provide the

Design and build machines powered by alternative energy sourc-

you make a 3D Arena game where the player needs to move

es. Race solar cars, build a wind-powered electrical

around obstacles and neutralize enemy craft to safely reach home

generation facility, enter the human-powered vehicle competition,

base. Take home your games to play on a Windows PC.

and invent a machine powered by stored elastic strain energy. In-

*Pre-requisite: Beginning Game Design.

realistic feel of being in the game. Then, learn 3D modeling while

struction will be provided by staff, but familiarity with the LEGO® Technic building system is desirable.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $227: 5 classes

Class 19485

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

INSTRUCTOR : TechKnowHow, Inc.

$377: 5 classes

Class 19440

Mon-Fri 9:00am-3:30pm

8/13-8/17

$15 lab fee due at first class. 7/23-7/27

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Aquatics

AQUATICS

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

• Open from June 18 through August 19, 2012 • L-shaped recreation and lap pool (25 yards by 25 meters) • Diving area with 1-meter diving board • Children’s wading pool (1 foot deep) • Vending Machines • Off-season rentals Lap lanes available the following weekends: July 7, 8, August 4, 11, 12. 10:00am-12:00pm Pool opens at 1:00pm on the following Saturdays: June 30, July 21

Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a

YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS CLARKE SWIM CENTER Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5856

• Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Certified professional lifeguards • Heated locker rooms and showers • Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment • Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board. • Seasonal children’s pool • Vending machines

FACILITY CLOSED* June 2, 3, 16 July 7, 8, August 4, 11, 12 September 22, 23 Additional Dates: TBD WEEKEND HOURS July 4, September 3

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year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. For more information call 939-5990. Web Site: www.walnutcreekaquabears.org. Head coach, Mike Heaney.

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team Our masters (19-90) team is one of the finest (and most fun) in the country, providing a competitive swimming program and structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. For more information call 280-5421. Web site: www.swim4wc.org. Head Coach, Kerry O’Brien.

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program for swimmers of all ages and abilities. For more information call 934-4792. Web site: www.aquanuts.org. Head Coach, Kim Probst.

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


Aquatics

Lap Swimming & Fitness Center All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to

Admission Fees Daily Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee.

accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind

No refunds.

is prohibited.

Daily Admission Fees

Fitness Center for use by adults, 18 & older. Closed toed shoes and

Children (6 and Under)............ $3.50

clothing must be worn at all times. Use at own risk.

Daily Park Pass Option* $4.00

Youth (7-17).............................. $4.25

$4.75

Adults (18 & older)................... $5.00

$5.50

(*Allows in/out privilege during recreational swim times)

FITNESS CENTER Clarke Swim Center (Year-Round)

Discount 15 Swim Passes

Mon-Fri

6:00am-3:30pm

Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

Mon-Thu

7:00pm-8:45pm

Children (6 and under)……….. $45.00

Sat-Sun

11:00am-3:45pm

Age (7-17)…………………….… $56.25 Age (18 & older)……………….. $63.75 .

Adult Lap Swim

Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass

Clarke Swim Center

(June 18 – September 3, 2012) Mon-Fri

5:30am-4:45pm

Mon-Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

Sat-Sun

11:00am-5:00pm

*See facility description for closure dates

Adult (18 & older)…………...... $71.00

FAMILY RECREATIONAL PASS Enjoy unlimited use of the Clarke and Larkey Swim Centers during recreational swim times. Buy a family pass for immediate family

Larkey Swim Center

members living at your address. Family passes valid from April 1 through Labor Day Weekend. (Family passes are valid for up to 5

On the following dates only: July 7, 8, August 4, 11, 12

10:00am-12:00pm

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

family members. Each additional member will be charged and additional $10.00.) Family must show proper ID. Family Pass Fee…………$275.00

Recreational Swim Group Reservations

Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any kind is

Bring your Day Camp, Summer Camp, Group daily, weekly,

prohibited.

monthly to the pool this summer. Make reservations to receive

Clarke Swim Center

(Weekdays: June 18-Aug 17; Weekends: June 23-Sept 3)

group discounts. Call 925-943-5899 ext. 2438 for more information!

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:45pm

Party Area Reservations

Sat-Sun

12:00pm-5:00pm

Reserve table space for your pool party. You can reserve our party

*See facility description for closure dates

area for just $50. Individual entry fees not included. Call 925-943-5899 ext. 2438 for more information!

Larkey Swim Center

(June 18– August 19, 2012) Mon-Thurs 12:30pm-4:30pm Fri

1:00pm-5:00pm

Sat-Sun

12:00pm-5:00pm

*See facility description for special dates

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Aquatics

SPECIAL INTEREST A G E S 1 5 - A dult

NEW | Open Water Swimming All lane ropes in the 50 meter pool are removed. Three large buoys are strategically placed in pool for you to swim around similar to an open water course. All swimmers ages 15 & older must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Recreation

Swim Lessons Registration begins may 14. Registration Options: Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org Fax to: (925) 287-0179 Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (Weekdays 9am-4pm)

swimming and horseplay are prohibited. Circle swimming will be

Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration, 301 N.

enforced for the safety of all swimmers. Swimming instruction of

San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598

any kind is prohibited. FEE: regular admission fee options apply

Sat, 8/18, 9:30am-12:00pm

No Phone in Registrations accepted! Registration form on page 81.

Aquasize (Co-ed water exercise classes)

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS:

Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the

The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find

water’s natural buoyancy and resistance, as an excellent form of

the class that is right for you!

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. Both shallow water & deep water classes offered. LOCATION Clarke Swim Center

Please read the course descriptions and prerequisites carefully. It is important to register your child for the proper class. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial for his/her development. Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level.

FEE: $7/ drop-in, $85/20-class punch ticket

Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of aquat-

Mon-Fri 8:00am class & 9:00am class.

ics staff. Parents may request transfers prior to the first day of the class. An evaluation of the student may take place the first – third

Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers Our Masters program invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our program and experience an atmosphere of encouraging swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke instruction and

day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to re-place your child if needed. Spaces cannot be “held”. To register please completely fill out the registration slip. List your 2nd and 3rd choices for classes. Full payment is required at time of registration.

improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a requirement to be a member, and is only one aspect of this largely successful adult fitness program. All practices are coached

Aquatics Refunds

by the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult

Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first

swimmers in the world. For more information contact: Head Coach

day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each

Kerry O’Brien (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org. You can also

refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period but

stop by during practice to talk with a coach.

prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the $10

Register for tryout at front counter. Fee: $6 (Master’s daily admission fee)

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

Practice times: Mon-Fri 5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; noon.

note is required. $10 service fee applies.) We do not give refunds

Mon-Thu 7:00pm

for weather or lack of student participation. Transfers between classes may only be done if there is room and transfer is approved by the manager on duty.

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Aquatics

Aquatics A G E S 1 0 mos - 3 Y R s

Guppy $46.00: 8 classes

tue-thu

clarke & Larkey swim center

Parent/toddler basic water orientation class. Both parent and toddler participate in this 20-minute class. Skills include water adjustment for parents and toddlers, holding techniques, entry and exit from the pool edge, games and songs. Floating, arm and leg movement, and breath control may also be included for older toddlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child. *No class 7/4

Larkey

Clarke Clarke

Session Times

(Course pro-rated $40.50) I 6/257/5*

II 7/97/19

III 7/238/2

IV 8/68/16

V 8/208/30V 8/30

10:45am 10:45am

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20198 20198 20199 20199

11:55am 11:55am

20200 20201 20201 20200

20202 20203 20203 20202

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5:10pm 5:10pm

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20208 20209 20209 20208 20212 20213 20212 20213 20216 20217

20210 20211 20211 20210 20214 20215 20214 20215 20218 20473

5:45pm 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:20pm 11:20am 11:20am 6:05pm

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AGES 3-7

Seahorse $64.00: 8 classes

AGES 3-5

tue-thu

clarke & Larkey swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Starfish

Fundamental skill building class. Students must be comfortable

$64.00: 8 classes

tue-thu

clarke & Larkey swim center

with floating on front and back with support and submerge head for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support

ter, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control, kicking

and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking,

(with support), floating (with support), and arm movement.

arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

*No class 7/4

*No class 7/4

(Course pro-rated $58.25)

(Course pro-rated $58.25)

Session Times

I 6/257/5*

II 7/97/19

III 7/238/2

IV 8/68/16

V 8/208/30

Session Times

I 6/257/5*

II 7/97/19

III 7/238/2

IV 8/68/16

V 8/208/30

10:00am

20391

20392

20393

20394

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10:00am

20278

20279

20280

20281

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20460

20461

20462

20463

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20395

20396

20397

20398

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11:10am

20399

20400

20401

20402

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11:10am

20282

20283

20284

20285

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11:45am

20403

20404

20405

20406

---

11:45am

20286

20287

20288

20289

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4:25pm

20468

20469

20470

20471

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Clarke

10:35am

10:35am

5:00pm

20407

20408

20409

20410

20447

5:35pm

20411

20412

20413

20414

20475

5:00pm

20290

20291

20292

20293

20326

6:10pm

20415

20416

20417

20418

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5:35pm

20294

20295

20296

20297

20327

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---

---

---

20328

10:00am

20419

20420

20421

20422

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6:10pm

10:35am

20423

20424

20425

20426

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6:45pm

20298

20300

20301

20467

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11:10am

20427

20428

20445

20446

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10:00am

20302

20303

20304

20305

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10:35am

20306

20307

20308

20309

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11:45am

20310

20311

20312

20313

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4:45pm

20314

20315

20316

20317

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20318

20319

20320

20321

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20322

20323

20324

20325

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11:45am

20431

20432

20429

20430

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4:45pm

20433

20434

20435

20436

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5:20pm

20437

20438

20439

20440

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Larkey

Lakrey

Clarke

Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the wa-

5:55pm

20441

20442

20443

20444

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5:20pm

6:30pm

20448

20449

20450

20451

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Aquatics

AGES 4-11

AGES 5-11

Seal

Lobster $64.00: 8 classes

tue-thu

clarke & Larkey swim center

tue-thu

clarke & Larkey swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must

Increase endurance of front and back crawl. Students must be

be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs,

able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide

and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective:

underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class objec-

introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving

tive: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading water,

into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back

diving, and introduction of breaststroke, and scissor kick.

crawl.

*No class 7/4

Lakrey

(Course pro-rated $58.25)

Session Times

II 7/97/19

III 7/238/2

IV 8/68/16

V 8/208/30

10:00am

20329

20330

20331

20332

---

11:10am

20337

20338

20339

20340

---

5:00pm

20341

20342

20343

20344

---

5:35pm

20345

20346

20347

20348

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6:10pm

---

---

---

---

20472

---

---

---

---

20374

10:00am

20349

20350

20351

20352

---

10:35am

20353

20354

20355

20356

---

11:45am

20357

20358

20359

20360

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I 6/257/5*

II 7/97/19

III 7/238/2

IV 8/68/16

V 8/208/30

10:00am

20221

20222

20223

20224

---

10:35am

20225

20226

20227

20228

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11:10am

20229

20230

20231

20232

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11:45am

20233

20234

20235

20236

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4:25pm

20241

20242

20243

20244

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6:45pm

5:00pm

---

---

---

---

20275

5:35pm

20237

20238

20239

20240

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Clarke

(Course pro-rated $58.25) I 6/257/5*

Session Times

6:10pm

---

---

---

---

20273

6:45pm

20245

20246

20247

20248

20274

4:45pm

20361

20362

20363

20364

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10:00am

20249

20250

20251

20252

---

5:20pm

20365

20366

20367

20368

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11:10am

20253

20254

20255

20256

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6:30pm

20369

20370

20371

20372

---

11:45am

20257

20474

20259

20260

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4:45pm

20261

20262

20263

20264

---

5:55pm

20265

20266

20546

20268

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6:30pm

20269

20270

20271

20272

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Clarke

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Aquatics AGES 6-12

A G E S 1 5 & up

Dolphin

Adult/Teen

$64.00: 8 classes

tue-thu

clarke & Larkey swim center

$64.00: 8 classes

tue-thu

clarke swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills.

Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop

Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must be

basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle

able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards of

and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill level.

elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water for 1 minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and endur-

*No class 7/4

ance. Introduce breast-stroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns and

Session Times

Clarke Larkey

(Course pro-rated $58.25)

Session Times

I 6/257/5*

II 7/9-7/19

III 7/238/2

IV 8/68/16

V 8/208/30

10:00am

20175

20176

20177

20178

---

11:10am

20192

20193

20194

20195

---

6:10pm

20179

20180

20181

20182

---

6:45pm

---

---

---

---

20191

10:35am

20183

20184

20185

20186

---

5:20pm

20187

20188

20189

20190

---

Clarke

more diving. *No class 7/4

(Course pro-rated $58.25) I 6/25-7/5*

II 7/9-7/19

III 7/23-8/2

IV 8/6-8/16

11:45am

20167

20168

20169

20170

6:45pm

20171

20172

20173

20174

A G E S 3 & up

Private Lessons Fee: $22.00

mon-wed

clarke swim center

Work with an instructor one-on-one for 20 minutes. We focus on the things you want to learn. We encourage you to sign up for at least two private sessions. We can not guarantee same instructor for each session. Mon

A ges 6 - 1 4

7/2

7/9

7/16

7/23

7/30

8/6

8/13

Shark $64.00: 8 classes

tue-thu

clarke & Larkey swim center

Prerequisite: Pass Dolphin or ability to perform equivalent skills. Polish key strokes and more endurance. Students must be able to swim at least 50 yards of free style, backstroke, breaststroke, side-

Clarke

12:20pm 20479 20480 20481 20482 20483 20491 20478 7:20pm Wed

20492 20493 20494 20495 20496 20497 20477 6/27

7/11

7/18

7/25

8/1

8/8

8/15

12:20pm 20484 20485 20486 20487 20488 20489 20490 7:20pm

20498 20499 20500 20501 20502 20503 20504

stroke, and 25 yards of butterfly kick. Class objective: introduce students to butterfly arms, closed turns, speed turns and more diving. By the end of this course, we hope students will be swimming with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over a greater distance (200 yards). *No class 7/4

Larkey

Clarke

Session Times

(Course pro-rated $58.25) I 6/25-7/5*

II 7/9-7/19

III 7/23-8/2

IV 8/6-8/16

10:35am

20375

20376

20377

20378

6:45pm

20379

20380

20381

20382

11:10am

20383

20384

20385

20386

5:55pm

20387

20388

20389

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+

Friday Socials Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by calling 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to attend. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free / $2 Lunch

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

6/22, 7/20, 8/17

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 will lead line dances. Be sure to mark your calendar and get out your dancing shoes! LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Programs

DROP-IN

Every Thu

Pancake Breakfast

Bazaar Group

Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the 1st Sunday of each month and is open to everyone. This popular community event plays host to families large and small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early!

with others and fundraising for the Senior Club. Projects include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call 943-5851 for more information.

$2.25 adults/ $1.50 children under 12

9:00am-12:00pm

A drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing

welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Sun

1:30pm-4:00pm

6/3, 7/1, 8/5

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center DROP-IN

Movie Matinee

Every Wed

Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your 50-cent admission price includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited.

sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

$0.50 DROP-IN

1:00pm-3:00pm

Sing-a-Long If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Mon

9:00am-3:00pm

No meeting 7/4

7/2, 8/6, 9/10

musicals, and more. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $1 DROP-IN

Every Fri

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9:30am-11:00am


Adults 50+ Snappy Cats

Bridge Programs

Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of

Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required.

musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retire-

Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Mara-

ment communities.

thon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordi-

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Free

Every Fri

nator is required.

Thursday Drop-In Bridge

9:30am-11:00am

$0.50 DROP-IN

Hooked On Books

Every Thu

12:30pm-4:00pm

If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Sunday Drop-In Bridge $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Sun

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

12:30pm-4:00pm

$.50 DROP-IN

Tue 1:00-3:00pm 6/5

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge

Write Your Memoirs Learn how to find your own voice to tell your life story in an interesting and lively manner. Learn how to start the fascinating

$0.50 DROP-IN

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

process of recording some of our unique life experiences. Facilitator: Bob Lewis.

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $20 members / $25 non-members (one time only fee)

Every Fri

1:30-3:00pm

Marathon Bridge $20

Every Fri

12:00pm-4:00pm

Investment Discussion Group All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

Non-Internet Bridge $0.50 DROP-IN

Every Tue

12:00pm-4:00pm

5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Pinochle

Free

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun

Tue

1:30pm-4:00pm

6/19, 7/17, 8/21

afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play.

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

$0.50 DROP-IN

$0.50 DROP-IN

Every Mon

Every Tue

12:00pm-3:30pm

1:00-4:00pm

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Adults 50+ Drop-In Bingo

Walking Buddies

Enjoy a fun day of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Play is divided

Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The

into morning and afternoon sessions. Morning session begins at

Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to one-and-

11:00am. Afternoon session begins at 12:45pm. Cards are sold

a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experi-

separately for each session and are 50 cents each. Paper games

enced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday

are also played and are 25 cents for each card. This is a great

hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the

activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as

coordinator.

having fun with friends.

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

$1 DROP-IN

Early-Bird Bingo

Walking Buddies I

Every Tuesday

8:00am-12:00pm

$0.50 PER CARD

Walking Buddies II

Every Thursday

8:00am-12:00pm

Every Thu

11:00am-11:45am

Senior Services

Afternoon Bingo $0.50 PER CARD

Every Thu

Blood Pressure Screening

12:45pm-2:45pm

Drop in on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to check your blood

Tennis

pressure for free.

Join other tennis players at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50. LOCATION Tennis Courts, Larkey Park

Free

Wed

Free

Every Mon, Wed, Fri

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

8:00am-12:00pm

9:00-11:00am

6/13, 7/11, 8/8

Hot Meals Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

Bowling

Call 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a reservation.

Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 9:45am to

$2 suggested donation

12:00pm.

Mon-Thur 12:00pm-1:00pm Fri 11:30am-1:00pm

Creakers Softball

No meals served 7/4

Join our “over 50� softball program. Call Terry White at 925-925-

Deaf Seniors Club

7508. Fee is $72/year.

Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call

Club 55 Skiers Club 55 is a ski club for active adults age 55 and better, sponsored by the WCSC. For more information, please call Preston at 2563531.

California Relay Services, VOICE 1-800-735-2922 or TDD by calling 1-800-735-2929. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

Every Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

NO meeting 7/4

Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets Thursdays in June and August at 8:30am

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Case Management

for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors Club membership is

Case Management is available through Diablo Valley Foundation

required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at

for free in-home assessments and consultation. Call 945-8040 for

shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

an appointment.

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Adults 50+ Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek

Home Chore & Respite Registry Home Chore and Respite Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call 937-8311 for more information.

Investment Counseling Investment Counseling available from 1:30-3:30pm the first Tuesday of each month. Call 943-5851 for an appointment. Free.

Insurance Counseling Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1-3pm. Call 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC. Please call 938-1895 for Long Term Care counseling ap-

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 January-December annual dues of only $12.00, Club members enjoy discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services including financial counseling, blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, or call 943-5851 for more information.

pointments.)

Office of Aging

Drop-In Activities

Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County

See activity descriptions for more info

Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020.

Mondays

Legal Services Senior Legal Services are available by appointment every second

Pinochle: 12:30pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

Thursday from 10:00am-12:15pm and the fourth Thursday from

Tuesdays

11:00am–1:15pm. Call 943-5851 for your appointment.

Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:20am, Lobby

Wills Preparation Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30–3:00pm. Call 943-5851 for an appointment.

Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room

Wednesdays Bazaar Group: 9:30am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Thursdays Bingo: 11:00am–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room

Transportation Services

Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am, Lobby

You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek

Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call 933-1434 from 9:00am-

Tea Dances 12:30pm-4:30pm Assembly Hall

11:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations,

Fridays

please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical appointments on most other

Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge

days of the week.) Please call 943-5851 for more information. You

SUNDAY

must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates.

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Tennis

WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER

Community Tennis Programs YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS (4-15 YEARS OLD)

LITTLE TENNIS & athletic DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6) A team of highly trained and motivated “team leaders” will help provide a wonderful tennis experience for your child. Students and parents will be impressed by the range of learning aides and development plans used throughout this program.

LITTLE RALLYER (ages 6-9) This program is for promising young players that demonstrate the skills necessary to become future tournament players. This program is designed to give training in technique, footwork, and rallying skills.

Heather Farm Park, 1751 Heather Drive • www.lifetimetennis.com • (925) 945-0105

This introduction program is designed to develop early tennis skills that include ground strokes, serving, volleys, overheads, and tennis

The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather

vocabulary. Class goal: to maintain “full court” rallies and serve 1

Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is

of 3 balls into correct service box while using proper technique.

based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use, provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket stringing service. Lessons and classes are available, as well as ball machine rental.

Office & Court Hours Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm

Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm

Registration Methods • Online at www.lifetimetennis.com • Mail or in person at 1751 Heather Dr., Walnut Creek 94598

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT (AGES 8-17) For students who graduated from the Youth Tennis Program or equivalent. Students will learn topspin, under spin, add or reduce power to shots, and develop specialty shots. Class goal: Develop foundation to become a well-rounded tennis player, successfully play singles and doubles matches, and to play in local tennis leagues, school teams or tournaments.

LITTLE TENNIS SUMMER CAMPS (Ages 4-6) Students will work to improve their full court abilities through a series of drills and games. They will learn to serve, hit forehand, backhand shots and parts of the racquet and court. Several short

• No registration for classes excepted by phone.

breaks are taken so that students can regain energy (bring a snack)

ball machine rental

and cool down (ice water provided).

Ball machine rental is available. No one under the age of 15 may

IMPROVEMENT, JUNIOR TEAM CAMPS(aGES 6-15)

use the ball machine unless accompanied by an adult.

Students are grouped by ability levels on 1st day of class. Introduc-

program notes

serve. Intermediate and advanced students will develop specialty

tory students will learn forehand, backhand, volley, overhead and

• Court reservations may be made up to 8 days in advance by

shots and play in Singles and Doubles Round Robin Matches. Play-

calling the Tennis Center.

ers should bring a snack; ice water is provided.

• Lessons may be combined or cancelled based on class registration. Full refunds will be granted for classes cancelled by Lifetime Tennis. • Class refunds are given no less than 10 days prior to the first class meeting. After that, a $5 service charged will be applied. • No refunds will be given if requested less than 3 days prior to the first day of class. No refunds given for non-attendance. • Rain cancellations for classes will be made up on days specified on the website. 72

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A D U LT T E N N I S P R O G R A M S ( 1 6 & O L D E R )

BEGINNING For students with little or no previous tennis instruction. Students will be introduced to the forehand, backhand, serve, and basic vocabulary. Class goal: maintain a six-to-ten shot “short court” rally and serve an average of 1 out of 3 balls into the correct service box.


Tennis ADVANCED BEGINNING

DOUBLES STRATEGY

Prerequisite: Beginning Tennis. Students will learn movement

Proven techniques and strategies will cover a variety of common

to groundstroke rallying and improving serving technique. Class

scenarios to help tailor your game with the perfect strategy.

goal: maintain a full-court rally and serve an average of 1 out of 2

SERVE, RETURN, & BACKHAND

balls into the correct service box.

These classes are designed to improve one specific tennis stroke.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Technical improvements, strategic advice and practice tips will be

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginning. Students will be introduced to

provided throughout the program.

volleys and overheads while improving the forehand, backhand

CARDIO TENNIS, FIT TO HIT, & SPEED AND AGILITY

and serve. Added movement becomes a key component at this level. Class goal: to be able to play a singles or doubles match.

These fitness classes will help you improve your tennis stamina,

DRILL CLASS

speed up your first step, gain strength and add power to your

Prerequisite: Intermediate. Class covers all strokes and introduces

game.

live ball drills. A great class for those wanting to move and hit lots of tennis balls.

Registration for tennis classes are through

Summer Tennis Schedule

Lifetime Tennis online at www.lifetimetennis.com or in-person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center.

Little Tennis & Athletic Development (Ages 4-6) • Session is 6 weeks long

• Student / teacher ratio is 6:1

Level Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds

Ages 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6

• R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Day Thurs Fri Sat Sat Sun Sun

Time 4:15-5:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am 2:15-3:00pm 9:15-10:00am 1:15-2:00pm

Session 1 6/21-7/26 6/22-7/27 6/23-7/28 6/23-7/28 6/24-7/29 6/24-7/29

Session 2 8/2-9/6 8/3-9/7 8/4-9/8 8/4-9/8 8/5-9/9 8/7-9/11

Fee $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR

Little Rallyer (Ages 6-9) • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident *No lesson on 7/4 • Session is 6 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Ages 6-9 6-9 6-9 6-9 6-9

Day Mon *Wed Sat Sat Sun

Time 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 2:15-3:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:00-3:45pm

Session 1 6/18-7/23 6/20-7/25 6/23-7/28 6/23-7/28 6/24-7/29

Session 2 7/30-9/3 8/1-9/5 8/4-9/8 8/4-9/8 8/5-9/9

Fee $90R/$99NR $75R/$83NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR

Youth Tennis Lessons (Ages 7-15) • Session is 6 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident *No lesson on 7/4 Level Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate

Ages 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 7-12 10-15 10-15 10-15

Day *Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun Sat Fri Sun

Time 6:00-7:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 10:00-11:00am 11:00-12:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 2:00-3:00pm

Session 1 6/20-7/25 6/21-7/26 6/22-7/27 6/23-7/28 6/24-7/29 6/23-7/28 6/22-7/27 6/24-7/29

Session 2 8/1-9/5 8/2-9/6 8/3-9/7 8/4-9/8 8/5-9/9 8/4-9/8 8/3-9/7 8/5-9/9

Fee $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR

Junior Development Teams (Ages 8-17) • Session is 6 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No lesson on 7/4 • Drop In Rate $28R/$31NR Level Junior Development Junior Development Junior Development Junior Development Junior Development Junior Development - Fit to Hit Junior Development - Fit to Hit

Ages 8-17 8-17 8-17 8-17 8-17 8-17 8-17

Day Mon *Wed Fri Sat Sun Tue Thur

Time 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 3:00-5:00pm 5:00-7:00pm 12:00-1:00pm 12:00-1:00pm

Session 1 6/18-7/23 6/20-7/25 6/22-7/27 6/23-7/28 6/24-7/29 6/19-7/24 6/21-7/26

Session 2 7/30-9/3 8/1-9/5 8/3-9/7 8/4-9/8 8/5-9/9 7/31-9/3 8/2-9/6

Fee $132R/$145NR $110R/$120NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR

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Tennis Adult Tennis Lessons (16 & older) • Session is 6 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No lesson on 7/4 Level Cardio Cardio Cardio Speed & Agility Speed & Agility Speed & Agility Fit to Hit Fit to Hit Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult (6:1 ratio) Advanced Beginning Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1 ratio) Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1 ratio) Advanced Adult Men’s Advanced Improve your Serve & Backhand Improve your Serve & Backhand Doubles Strategy Drill Class Ladies Drill & Play Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Late Night Drill

NEW

Ages 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+ 16+

Day Mon *Wed Sun Mon *Wed Fri Mon *Wed Mon Mon Sat Sun Mon Tues Thur Sat Mon Thur Sat Fri Thur Thur Sun *Wed *Wed *Wed Mon *Wed Thur

Time 8:00-9:00am 8:00-9:00pm 8:00-9:00am 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 8:00-9:00am 7:00-8:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 10:00-11:00am 8:00-9:00pm 8:00-9:00am 6:00-7:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00am 8:00-9:00am 8:00-9:00pm 8:00-9:00am 4:00-5:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 8:00-9:00am 8:00-9:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm

Session 1 6/18-7/23 6/20-7/25 6/24-7/29 6/18-7/23 6/20-7/25 6/22-7/27 6/18-7/23 6/20-7/25 6/18-7/23 6/18-7/23 6/23-7/28 6/24-7/29 6/18-7/23 6/19-7/24 6/21-7/26 6/23-7/28 6/18-7/23 6/21-7/26 6/23-7/28 6/22-7/27 6/21-7/26 6/21-7/26 6/24-7/29 6/20-7/25 6/20-7/25 6/20-7/25 6/18-7/23 6/20-7/25 6/21-7/26

Session 2 7/30-9/3 8/1-9/5 8/5-9/9 7/30-9/3 8/1-9/5 8/7-9/7 7/30-9/3 8/1-9/5 7/30-9/3 7/30-9/3 8/4-9/8 8/5-9/9 7/30-9/3 7/31-9/4 8/2-9/6 8/4-9/8 7/30-9/3 8/2-9/6 8/4-9/8 8/7-9/7 8/2-9/6 8/2-9/6 8/5-9/9 8/1-9/5 8/1-9/5 8/1-9/5 7/30-9/3 8/1-9/5 8/2-9/6

Fee $66R/$72NR $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $84R/$92NR $66R/$72NR $84R/$92NR $66R/$72NR $84R/$92NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $55R/$60NR $55R/$60NR $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR

Friday Night Round Robin with the Pro

• PH=Pass Holders, NPH=Non-Pass Holders • Sign up in office to reserve a spot • Drop-Ins welcome to first 11 players Level Friday Night Round Robin with the Pro

NEW

Ages 16+

Day Every Friday Night

Time 8:00-10:00pm

Fee $4PH/$8NPH

1 student 6 pack of lessons 2-4 student 6 pack of lessons

$279 $310

Session 1 6/18-7/23 6/18-7/23 6/21-7/26

Fee $24PH/$48NPH $24PH/$48NPH $24PH/$48NPH

Private Lessons (45 minutes)

Private Lessons Private Lessons

1 student single lesson $50 2-4 students single lesson $56

NEW Adult Rotational Doubles Leagues • PH=Pass Holders, NPH=Non-Pass Holders Level Men’s 3.5-4.0 Ladies 2.5-3.0 Ladies 3.5-4.0

Ages 18+ 18+ 18+

Day Mon Mon Thur

Time 8:00-10:00pm 12:00-2:00pm 8:00-10:00pm

Session 2 7/30-9/3 7/30-9/3 8/2-9/6

Summer Tennis Camps Camps are 1 week long • Students should bring snack for break • Water will be provided Camps run Monday through Friday throughout the Summer with the exception of July 4th week.

Little Tennis Camps (Ages 4-6) Student / teacher ratio is 6:1

AM Session 9:00-11:00am

$142R/$156NR

Improvement, Junior Team Camps (Ages 6-15) Student / teacher ratio is 8:1

AM Session 9:00-12:00pm or PM Session 12:30-3:30 pm

Swim & Tennis Combo (Ages 8-15)

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$164R/$180NR per session

9:00am-3:30pm

$223R/$245NR


Open Space

Open Space Programming Information

HERITAGE DAY AT OLD BORGES RANCH Saturday, June 16, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Walnut Creek history comes alive as the city celebrates Heritage Day at Old Borges Ranch. You can step into the Carriage Barn for movies from the Niles Essanay Silent Movie Museum and meet Borges family members in the historic 1901 Ranch House. Learn all about farm animals from Pleasant Hill 4-H members while local organizations will be on hand to share information on gardening, beekeeping, quilting, and spinning. There will be music and dancing to entertain you and free pony rides for children. Food will be available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic basket for family time at Bob Pond activity area. There is a $5.00 per family charge for the shuttle ride from the Northgate High School parking lot. No parking is available on site except for vehicles with a placard. For more details contact Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

HOWE HISTORY TOUR Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this bro-

Sunday, July 8, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Howe Homestead Park

chure. Reservations are required for all programs if you are bring-

From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as an

ing a group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at Ranger-led

Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek.

interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most programs

Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats, and pigeon flutes

are 1–1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompa-

kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” Ranger Art Janke

nied by and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the program

will talk about his amazing history and show some of the photo

or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel that

displays in the Dutch Kitchen. For more information contact

activity. You may call the Ranger listed for more information or to

Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 x3521

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.

THE TAO OF ATLATL Saturdays, July 21 & July 28, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sugarloaf

Ranger-led Programs FIRE DEFENSIBLE SPACES IN A GRASSLAND NEIGHBORHOOD Saturday, June 9, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Howe Homestead Park

Join Ranger Bruce Weidman for an inward experience with an outward twist. Using modern tools, we’ll spend two short days learning to make the Atlatl: The Atom Bomb of the Stone Age. On the 21st we’ll fabricate our throwing stick (atlatl) and on the 28th we’ll make the spear (dart). Time will be scheduled for target practice to prepare for the ISAC (the international competition) being held on August 14. As time permits we’ll check out other primitive tools. There is a $20.00 per person material fee. Reservations are

Each year the Open Space Division spends over $25,000 to cre-

required. Contact Ranger Bruce Weidman to register at 925/943-

ate firebreaks around the Open Space sites to help protect our

5899 x2665.

neighbors from grassland fires. Staff will discuss the Open Space Division’s actions and share ideas on what adjacent homeowners can do to help protect their property. Reservations are required. For more information and to register for the program contact Supervising Ranger Nancy Dollard at 925/943-5899 x2135.

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Open Space LIME RIDGE QUARRIES

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

Sunday, July 22, 8:00 – 9:30 am, Lime Ridge

Learn about some of your interesting and misunderstood neigh-

Do you know how Lime Ridge got its name? This ranger led hike will explore the old quarries as we discuss the history of this popular Open Space. Put on your hiking boots and grab some water and a hat for this walk into the past while observing the present. Meet at the Valley Vista Road parking lot. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at 925/943-5899 x3521.

bors that live in our Open Space parklands. We often fear things we don’t understand, so what better way to spend the morning than learning about some of our misunderstood wildlife neighbors. We will start the programs with a short talk followed by a hike into Shell Ridge Open Space. All programs will be held at Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge. Meet in the Carriage Barn. Call Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5988 x2162 for more information.

THE TRUTH ABOUT CHICKEN LITTLE

Woodpeckers: Who’s Pecking on my House

Saturday, July 28, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

Sunday, June 3, 10:30 am – 12:00

Maybe chickens are not the smartest of birds, but they have played

Bats: Vampires Give Us All a Bad Name

an incredibly important role in the history of mankind. Learn about

Sunday, July 8, 8:00 – 9:30 pm

the history of the domestic chicken and how and why they are the most important bird species in the history of humans. Meet under the windmill at Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge. For more information

Rattlesnakes: Don’t Tread on Me

Sunday, August 12, 10:30 am – 12:00

contact Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

MONTHLY BEGINNING BIRD WALK ANCIENT WAYS AT SUGARLOAF Saturday, August 11, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sugarloaf

Are you curious about what kind of 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

Atlatl Competition – and a whole lot more -- comes to Sugarloaf!

you have them), a note pad, and a bird book and let the learning

Join us for our third year of competitive primitive technology

begin. For more information on the bird walks contact Ranger Dan

contests, games, and activities. Try your skill at tossing the Atlatl,

Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

“The Atom Bomb of the Stone Age.” ISAC rounds will be scheduled. Throw the rabbitstick, the American Indian boomerang that doesn’t come back. Make and spin an acorn top or play stick dice

Howe Homestead Park

and other games. Make simple crafts from cattails, tules, pine nuts,

Saturday, June 9, 8:00 – 10:00 am

and more using only primitive tools. Exhibitors will have more to share. Make this a family day at Sugarloaf and bring a picnic lunch

We will bird the park grounds and Community Garden and if time

to enjoy following the competition. More information is available

permits we will hike into Shell Ridge Open Space. This is a great

from Ranger Bruce Weidman at 925/943-5899 x2665.

pocket park often full of wonderful birds just like in your backyard.

On-going Programs

Borges Ranch

VOLUNTEER TRAIL CREW

Saturday, July 14, 8:00 – 10:00 am

First Saturday of alternate months, July 7 and September 1, 9:00

We will bird the ranch grounds searching for local resident birds

am – 12:00 Open Space Maintenance Worker Chuck Wall is begin-

and our summer migrants that nest around the ranch. We hope to

ning a bi-monthly trail maintenance crew and he’d like you to join

see orioles, swallows, kingbirds, and much more. Meet in the park-

in. Chuck will take the crew to a different area of the Open Space

ing lot at Borges Ranch.

each time to work on trail maintenance to protect both our natural resources and our Open Space users. Dress for the weather and your safety. Wear long pants, closed toe shoes, gloves and a hat, and bring water. Trail construction instruction is provided. Trail crew is for those 16 and older. For more information on the specific activity planned each session and the meeting place contact Chuck Wall at 925/943-5899 x3521.

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Open Space Borges Ranch Owl and Goatsucker Prowl (Reservations Required)

QUICK CHICKS: FARM YARD CHICKEN PROGRAMS

Saturday, August 11, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Join us for a “quick” look at some specific chicken breeds that we

Enjoy a warm summer evening with a stroll around Borges Ranch and Shell Ridge. Along with owls we will listen for the elusive goatsuckers of Borges Ranch. What’s a goatsucker? You’ll have to come along to find out. Reservations are required and space is limited to 25 people. Call Ranger Dan Bylin for more information

have at the ranch. These quick ½ hour programs are great for kids and adults alike. Learn about the history and attributes of certain chicken breeds. Don’t miss these programs if you are curious about chickens or are considering starting your own chicken flock. For more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

and to register for the program at 925/943-5899 x2162. Meet in the parking lot at Borges Ranch.

Spanish White-faced Black Saturday, June 30, 1:00 – 1:30 pm

LIME RIDGE MONTHLY HIKE 2nd Sunday of the month, June 10, July 8, August 12, 9:00 – 10:30 am Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a hat.

See the program information on The Truth About Chicken Little for the July quick chicks program.

Black Copper Maran Saturday, August 25, 1:00 – 1:30 pm

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

BORGES RANCH TOURS 3rd Saturday of the month, July 21 and August 18, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Montecito Drive. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at

Join Ranger Dan Bylin on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch

(925) 943-5899 x3521.

and early Walnut Creek history. The Borges family settled here over 100 years ago and their ranch is now on the National Historic

MOONSTALKERS: NIGHT HIKES IN THE PRESERVES Join us as we take to the trails when the sun goes down. We’ll have a contest, play Moon Jeopardy, and partake in nightfall activi-

Register of Historic Places. Tour the 1901 ranch house and the 1903 carriage barn while learning what life was like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the windmill near the parking lot at Borges Ranch. Rain cancels. For information call Ranger Dan Bylin at 925/943-5899 x2162.

ties as we explore the world of darkness. On “Dark Sky” hikes we’ll star hop through the constellations. Bring binoculars and a flashlight. Due to the popularity of these special hikes reserva-

BECOMING A JUNIOR RANGER

tions are required. Reserve your spot by calling Ranger Bruce at

General nature study is what we’re interested in and sharing that

925/ 943-5899 x2665. Meeting locations will be sent to registered

information with the next generation of Rangers is our goal for this

participants.

nature study series of programs. Supervising Ranger Nancy Dollard will lead children from 8 to 12 years old in learning about the

Dark Sky Hike at Shell Ridge Saturday, June 23, 8:30 – 10:00 pm

plants and animals of the Open Space and how they make it their home. Spend a warm July evening in the Open Space. Reservations are required and a $5.00 per child materials fee is charged. To

The Buck Full Moon Hike at Acalanes

register or find more information contact Ranger Nancy Dollard at

Tuesday, July 3, 8:30 – 10:00 pm

925/943-5899 x2135.

Watch the Fireworks at Lime Ridge Wednesday, July 4, 8:30 – 9:30 pm Bring something to sit on as we watch area fireworks from the top of Lime Ridge

Dark Sky Hike at Acalanes Saturday, July 21, 8:30 – 10:00 pm

The Corn Full Moon Hike at Shell Ridge Friday, August 31, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Keeping a nature journal: keeping your nature memories Thursday, July 5, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Howe Homestead

mammal study Thursday, July 12, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Hanna Grove in Shell Ridge

reptile study Thursday, July 19, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Sugarloaf

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Preschool

Year-Round Preschool offered at three locations! Our Fine Arts Preschool, Heather Farm and Civic Park Preschool offer well-rounded, nurturing, developmentally age-appropriate programs and curriculums for young children ages 24 to 60 months. We offer hands-on learning opportunities that develop and expand social/emotional, physical, and cognitive capabilities through creative learning experiences. Group activities include the arts, with small focus groups exploring pre-math, science, and early language/literacy experiences.

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

Yadda, Summer Preschool Programs AGES 3-5

AGES 3-4

Funshine Club

Preschool Morning Art and More

Give your 3-to-4 year old child the social, creative learning, and

Come spend the morning in the Fine Arts Preschool, one day or

success-oriented experiences needed for healthy development.

all five. Lots of age-appropriate visual art activities, from sand

Games, songs, crafts and water play await your preschooler.

painting to building cardboard structures: music and movement

Parents provide daily snacks on a rotating basis. Children must be

activities daily, with circle time and outside play too. Child must be

potty-trained and preschool experienced.

potty trained.

INSTRUCTOR Trish Konzak, Director

INSTRUCTOR : Robin Bogner, Mica Crittendon

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

$277: 5 WEEKS

$39: 1 class

Class 19770

Tue-Thu

9:00am-11:30am

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NO CLASS 7/4

AGES 4-5

After Lunch Bunch

Class 20524

Mon

8:30am-12:30pm

6/4

Class 20525

Tue

8:30am-12:30pm

6/5

Class 20526

Wed

8:30am-12:30pm

6/6

Class 20527

Thu

8:30am-12:30pm

6/7

Class 20528

Fri

8:30am-12:30pm

6/8

Class 20529

Mon

8:30am-12:30pm

8/20

This program involves participation in language, math, science,

Class 20530

Tue

8:30am-12:30pm

8/21

art, music and fun. It is designed for the older 4-to-5 year old who

Class 20531

Wed

8:30am-12:30pm

8/22

has not attended kindergarten. Parents provide daily snacks on

Class 20532

Thu

8:30am-12:30pm

8/23

a rotating basis. Children must be potty-trained and preschool

Class 20533

Fri

8:30am-12:30pm

8/24

experienced. INSTRUCTOR Trish Konzak, Director

call 925.943.5846 for more information.

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool $314: 5 WEEKS

Class 19771

Tue-Thu

12:30pm-3:30pm

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Facility Rentals

FACILITY RENTALS Looking for that special place for a memorable wedding reception, family reunion, or company picnic? Do you need space to hold a seminar, meeting, or banquet? Walnut Creek Recreation Division has just the place for you! Heather Farm Community Center, Shadelands Arts Center, Civic Park Community Center, and the new Walnut Creek Library are available for private use. Let our professional staff help you find the perfect place for your event. Heather Farm Community Center sits comfortably in the middle of beautiful Heather Farm Park, directly off Ygnacio Valley Road. The attractive Lakeside Room has banquet seating for up to 200, a kitchen, dry bar, and a large outdoor patio, while the Club Room is great for small meetings. Shadelands Arts Center is directly off Ygnacio Valley Road and has been extensively remodeled. The faciliSite/Room

Capacity

ty is in-demand for large social and corporate events and has banquet seating for 300 guests. The Dance Studio is great for small events up to 100 guests and several classrooms are also available. Civic Park Community Center is nestled among oak and redwood trees and features immediate access to large grassy areas. This center has several rooms available for rental, the largest of

Use Weekdays

Heather Farm Community Center Club Room (Small) Lakeside Room (Large)

60 200

Civic Park Community Center Conference Room (Small) 40-60 Lounge (Small) Social Hall (Medium)

90-100

Assembly Hall (Large)

200-225

which accommodates 250 people and the smallest of which holds up to 65. A large, lovely gazebo is also available for rentals at Civic Park. Walnut Creek Library is a convenient location in downtown Walnut Creek. The Oak View Room has a capacity of 50-150 guests and the Las Trampas Conference Room can accommodate 16 seated at a large conference table.

Hourly Rate Saturdays

(M-Th and F until 5pm)

Fridays (after 5pm & Sundays)

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit

$65 $45 $80 $65

$65 $45 $150 $120

$65 $45 $125 $105

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Non-Profit

$65 $45 $100 $65 $80 $65

$65 $45 $100 $65 $150 $120

$65 $45 $100 $65 $125 $105

Shadelands Art Center Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Non-Profit

$25

$25

$25

$100 $65 $80 $65

$100 $65 $175 $145

$100 $65 $125 $105

16 (seated)

All

$35

$35

$35

50-150

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit

$100 $65

$100 $65

$100 $65

Classroom/Conference

20-50

Dance Studio (Medium)

100

Auditorium (Large)

300

Walnut Creek Library Las Trampas Conference Room/Classroom Oak View Room (Medium)

Facility Rental Office at Heather Farm Community Center (925) 256-3575

You may also visit our website at www.walnut-creek.org/rentals for more information

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Registration where we are Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget, 94598 Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive 94596

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.arts-ed.org.

fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 9443598 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park.

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Standards of behavior For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the City of Walnut Creek expects all participants and spectators to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. equal opportunity The City of Walnut Creek does not discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission to, treatment in or employment in City of Walnut Creek programs and activities. For information about Walnut Creek’s equal opportunity policies, the process for filing of grievances or to request a copy of the City’s grievance procedures, contact ADA Liasison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 TiceValley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept ........................... 925.943.5848 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Turf Hotline (Field Conditions) ...............................................925.256.3574 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Swimming Pools Heather Farm, Clarke Memorial Pool ................................... 925.943.5856 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531 Civic Arts Education............................................................... 925.943.5846 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Foothill Community Gymnasium ......................................... 925.256.3539 2775 Cedro Lane 94598 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 Bay Mountain Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Tennis Center & Pro Shop ......................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Bob Simmons, Mayor; Kish Rajan, Mayor Pro Tem; Kristina Lawson; Cindy Silva; Gary Skrel City Manager Ken Nordhoff Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services Barry Gordon Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Carol Fowler; Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Richard G. Carlston; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Joe Stadum; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Registration FORMS

FAMILy registration

Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858.

Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered.

Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time.

Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website.

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Health & Fitness

Registration Registration begins May 14

REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK)

ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME

M/F

DOB

ACTIVITY NAME

ACCOUNT #

CLASS #

START DATE

2ND CHOICE CLASS #

START DATE

EXP DATE

FEE

TOTAL

AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in these activities and agree on behalf of said person and the undersigned that we assume risk of accident or injuries sustained from whatever cause in connection therewith and release the City of Walnut Creek and its officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for such accident or injury. I understand I am responsible for all registration policies and procedures outlined in the brochure. I further understand the City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only. Dated

Signature

Please indicate whether: Parent

Participant

Guardian

policies RefundS/creditS

• All credits on account are valid

• Lab fees are payable to the

with disabilities to participate in

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

our programs. If you have any spe-

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include lab fees with your

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

registration fees.

accommodations, please call (925)

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

943-5858.

• Refunds will be considered if

• Refund policies may vary for 50+

der $15 that are eligible for refund

requests are submitted up to seven

(Seniors) programs.

will be remitted upon request.

days prior to the first day of class.

fees

• For payment plans (annual

• For withdrawal requests received

•All courses and camp registra-

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

tions include a $2 administrative

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

processing fee.

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

• Fees must be paid in full at time

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

of registration by cash, money

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

prior to any scheduled payment

class meeting are subject to partial

payable to the City of Walnut

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

rated course fees.

program description.

• No refund requests are accepted

• All payments are processed upon

after the last class meeting.

receipt.

Waiting lists

CANCELLATIONs

MAKE-UP CLASSes

QUESTIONS

Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified.

A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available.

Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation & Community Services Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 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 Summer 2012. The deadline is June 4, 2012. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

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Index A rts ceramics & sculpture Youth Clay: Handbuilding w/Wheelthrowing, 6 Clay Play: Little Worlds, 6 Clay Works One, 6 Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding, 6 Adult Alternative Firing Techniques (Int/Adv), 8 Carving on Clay, 9 Ceramics, 7 Cone 10 Glazing Options, 9 Garden of Earthy Delights (Int/Adv), 8 Handmade Art Tiles & Wall Reliefs, 8 Intro to Sculpture, 6 Lids, Lids, and More Lids, 9 Open Studio Ceramics, 7 Pottery Making for Raku Firing, 8 Soft Slab, Pinch Pods & Wheel Thrown Works, 8 The Human Figure in Clay, 8

Dance Youth Ballet for Children I, 21 Ballet For Children II, 21 Diablo Ballet Summer Dance, 22 Jazz/Hip Hop, 22 Mommy and Me: Parent & Child, 19 Pre-Ballet, 20 Pre-Ballet II, 20 Tap-Children, 20 Adult Tap-Adult, 22

Decorative & Fiber Arts Youth Kinder-Early Elementary Sew, 32 Sewing Machine Workshop, 32 Adult Bead Embroidery for Quilters, 32 Loom Weaving, 32 Navajo Loom Warping, 33 Rigid Heddle Navajo Rug Weaving Workshop, 33 Shibori on the Rigid Heddle, 33 Shibori Tradition and Innovation, 33 Weaving Workshop, 33

drawing, painting & printmaking Youth Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio, 12 Adventures in Abstract Art, 10 Air Dry Clay Sculpture, 11 Animals & Natural Objects, 12 Art Through the Ages, 12 Cartooning: Basic Skills, 11 Creative Nature: Drawing & Painting Fashion Forward, 12 Fundamentals of Drawing, 13 How to Draw Anime/Manga, 13 I Can Do Art, 10 Int/Adv Cartooning: Character Development & Digital Painting, 13 Kids’ Sketch: An Intro to Drawing, 12 Paint Box, 11 Painting in Gouache: Color & Comp, 13 Primary Colors: Early Elem. Art, 10 Rhythm Collage, 10 Sat Morning Open Studio for Teens, 14 Simple Printmaking without a Press, 14 Storytelling Thru Clay Slab Painting, 13 Summer Art Camps, 11 Teen Drawing & Painting, 14 Tinkering, 12 Young Adult Drawing & Painting, 14 Adult Abstract & Nonobjective Painting, 16

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Acrylics & Oils: Independent Study, 17 Collagraph--Printmaking with Found Objects, 18 Enjoy Water Color (Beg/Int), 15 Explorations in Drawing with Color, 14 Figure Drawing, 17 Golden Acrylics Demo, 18 Intro to Digital Painting, 16 Intro to Drawing and Painting, 15 Majestic Flight--Butterflies and Hummingbirds, 18 Mix Those Media!, 17 Monday Morning Painting: Oil/Acryl, 16 Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics, 15 Open Studio Figure Drawing, 19 Painting Open Studio, 19 Photographs: Oil/Acrylics, 17 Portrait & Figure Drawing/Painting, 17 Portrait & Landscape Painting From Printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Relief & Collograph, 15 Printmaking Open Studio, 19 Secrets of Drawing, 15 Sketchbook Journal Workshop, 18 Still Life Painting/Old Masters, 17 Watercolor (Int/Adv), 16

Glass Youth Beginning Fused Glass, 28 Mad Frog Mosaics, 27 Adult Dichroic Fused Glass, 28 Fused Glass (Beg-Adv), 28 Glass Bead Making Beginning, 28 Glass Bead Making Intermediate, 28 Glass Fusing & Slumping, 28

Jewelry adult Jewelry Design & Construction, 29 Laquered Paper Boxes, 29 Laquered Paper Jewelry, 29

Music Youth Beginning Brass, 24 Beg Classical Guitar for Tweens, 25 Beginning Flute Ensemble, 25 Beginning Jazz Improv, 23 Beginning Pop Piano Made Easy, 25 Beginning Ukulele, 26 Beg Violin Ensemble for Children, 24 Beginning Woodwing, 24 Cello Ensemble, 25 Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra, 23 Drum Circle, 25 Drum Set, 25 Garage Band, 23 Jazz Band Ensemble, 24 Intermediate String Orchestra, 23 Introduction to Suzuki Violin, 22 Petite Learn to Play, 27 Musical Theatre Showcase, 27 Music Together, 22 Pianist, 22 Piano for Children, 24 Recorder 101, 24 Twinkling Ivories (Beg), 23 Young Performers String Orchestra, 23 Vocal Flight, 27 Adult Beginning Pop Piano Made Easy, 26 Guitar in a Flash for Adults, 26 Operoni for Adults, 26

Photography Adult CAE Photography Forum, 29 Exploring Close-up Photography, 30

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How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photos, 30 Introduction to Photoshop Elements, 30 Lights, Camera, Action HD Video, 31 Lighting Techniques Made Simple, 30 Meditative Photography Workshop, 31 Photo Shootout, 31 Photoshop Made Simple, 30 Plastic Cameras: Photographing Your Dreams, 31 Understanding Camera Controls, 29 Using Your Camera Made Simple, 30

preschool 78 Youth Theatre Company, 21

R ec adults 50+

Drop-ins, 68-70 Events, 68 Senior Services, 70-71

aquatics

Aquasize, 64 Open Water Swimming, 64 Swim Lessons, 65-67 Tryouts for Masters, 64

camps

Thai Cooking Series, 44

Health & Fitness Youth Fitness and Sports for Kids, 38 Gymnastics-Parent/Child, 38 Gymnastics-Preschool, 38 Adult Acupressure for Weight Loss, 38 Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement, 39 Floor Barre, 40 Hatha Yoga (Beg/Int), 40 Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller, 39 Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband, 39 Tai Chi & Chi Kung, 40 Yoga Heart, 39 Yoga Heart for Cont. Students, 39 Zumba, 40 Zumba Toning, 40 ADULTS 50+ 20/20/20 (Cardio/Strength/Stretch), 41 Chair Yoga, 41 Fun and Fit, 42 Gentle Exercise, 41 Gentle Yoga, 41 Move to Improve Your Balance, 42 Seniorcize, 42 Zumba For Beginners, 41

Martial Arts

Camp Little Walnut, 56 Camp Tenderfoot, 56 Junior Recreation Leader, 57 Specialized Rec Summer Camp, 57 Teen Camp, 57 Walnut Creek Day Camp, 54 Walnut Creek Sports Camp, 55

Youth Cutting Edge Martial Arts, 48 Karate Kids, 48 Tiny Tigers Karate, 48 Adult Cutting Edge Martial Arts-Adults, 48

Personal Enrichment CAMPS

open space 75-77

Chess Camp, 58 Keeping Kids Safe, 58 Kids Carpentry Camp, 58 Lindsay Wildlife Camp Counselor, 58 Spanish Camp, 58

Science & technology CAMPS Crazy Chemistry, 60 Creepy Crawly Critter Camp, 59 Engineering Fundamentals w/Lego Camp, 60 Flight Academy, 60 Game Design: Beginning 2D Games, 61 Game Design: 3D Games, 61 Getting Down to Earth, 59 Inventor’s Academy, 60 Jedi Engineering with Lego, 59 Jedi Engineering with Lego, 61 Lego Green Engineering, 61 Lego Sports Bots, 61 My First Lab, 59 NASA: Journey Into Outer Space, 60 Pre-Engineering with Lego Camp, 59 Secret Agent Lab Camp, 60

dog/Pet care adult Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs, 43 Dog Obedience Beginning, 42 Dog Obedience: Off-leash Prep, 43

facility RENTALS 79 Food & Cooking Youth Kids Cooking--American Dinner, 43 Adult Asian Fusion--Fish and Seafood, 44 Delicious Stir-Fries, 43 Raw Cuisine--Breakfast and Brunch, 44 Raw Cuisine--Forget Cooking!, 44 Summer Sushi, 44

Personal Enrichment Youth Babysitting for Beginners, 48 Adult Basic Creative Writing, 45 Community CPR, 45 CPR & First Aid Combo, 45 First Aid, 45

Social Dance Youth Baton Twirling and Dance, 46 Tahitian Drum & Music, 46 Adult All about Social Ballroom, Swing & Hot Latin Salsa, 47 Argentine Tango, 47 Ballroom Dance for My Generation, 47 Line Dance, 49 Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance, 46 Tahitian Dance & Drumming, 46 ADULTS 50+ Tuesday Line Dance, 47

Specialized Recreation, 57 Sports Youth Golf Camp with Dave Delong, 51 Golf-Junior, 51 Kidz Love Soccer, 50-51 Mini-Skyhawk Sports Camp, 52 Skyhawks Sports Camp, 52 Tennis, 72-74 adult Golf, 52 Tennis, 72-74


Lesher Center for the Arts

Spring Awakening Winner of eight Tony Awards, Spring Awakening is a groundbreaking musical with a bold rock score and a universal coming-of-age story that hauntingly portrays teen self-discovery. NOW – May 6

OUTFITTERS: The Contemporary Art of Clothing March 4 – May 13, 2012 This intriguing exhibition presents 20 artists from the US and beyond who use the armature of clothing or actual clothing as a premise for creating sculpture. Embracing personal ideas and the conceptual edge of craft, the artworks address

Xanadu

concepts of memory, human nature, and stateTake a 1970s roller disco movie starring Olivia Newton-John, add “Magic” and other hit tunes,

ments about identity. First Tuesday of the month FREE. Tours available by calling 295.1423.

top it off with some inventive theatrical staging, and you have a cult Broadway musical. May 18 – June 23

Elisabeth Lecourt, Arc-en Ciel, 2011, map of the world

Upcycle: artist workshop Friday, April 27 1:00-4:00pm $50

Jazz at the Lesher Center

An afternoon of demos and work-time with

A stunning lineup of internationally renowned jazz artists comes to

some crafty artists including Lisa Solomon,

the Lesher Center in a new four-concert summer series.

Rose Sellery and GoGo Craft. To reserve a spot please call 925/295-1423

Arturo Sandoval

Legendary trumpet player & Grammy Award winner July 7

Beverly Rayner, Accretion, 2009, housecoat, fabric, ephemera

Cardburg 2012: The Super Track John Pizzarelli

Guitarist and vocalist

June 10 – August 12, 2012 CIT will transform the Bedford Gallery into a speed-

July 28

way for racing high speed remote controlled art cars, as well as a low-powered interactive micro radio Wycliffe Gordon

station. CIT will host incredible opening and closing

Trombonist

events including live music and FM broadcasted sound scapes, and live video feeds from in-car cam-

August 4

eras. The CIT will explore the high-octane culture of speeding vehicles translated into cardboard. Jane Monheit

Vocalist

Opening reception, Thursday June 14, 6:00-8:00pm

August 11 All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts Celebrating 21 years at 1601 Civic Drive

For information on summer tours and programs, visit www.bedfordgallery.org. Programming supported with generous funding from

Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTScenter.org

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Summer 2012 Guide to Arts + Rec  

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