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VOLUME N o 6 SUMMER 2013

CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

RECREATION

Arts, Adventures & Academics summer program kicks off June 17!

Summer Registration Starts May 6! See pages 52 - 62 for the entire camp line up.

Don’t miss the new warp painting workshop on August 8.

Don’t Be Late - Sign Up Now for Summer Swim Lessons and Day Camps

Try a jewelry (pg 26) or photography

Fantastic Science and Tech Camps, including LEGO, Game Design, Chemistry, and more!

(pg 27) class this summer.


Arts, Adventures & Academics

1st - 9th Grade Together we create a better community through services that strenghten heart, mind and body.

June 17- July 19 An engaging 5-week summer program for 1st – 9th graders. Children have a wide array of classes available in the morning that are led by enthusiastic, experienced

School Year and Summer Preschool offered at three locations!

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

professionals. These include:

• Drama

• Movie Making

• Cartooning

• Science

• Dance

• Ceramics

• Fused Glass

• Painting

• Stained Glass

• Music

• Cooking

• And Much More! Visit www.arts-ed.org or call (925).943.5846 for more information

Both our school year and summer programs offer well-rounded, safe, and nurturing environments that are developmentally age-appropriate with a focus on developing the “whole-child.” The programs serve children from 24 to 60 months, offering handson learning through play. Expanding social/ emotional, physical and cognitive development, using both an integrated and project based curriculum, provides a “child-centered” approach to learning that makes for an exciting, dynamic learning environment.

Summer Camps Program in High Gear! • Watch your kids thrive as they enjoy water, fresh air and sunshine in a safe and supportive environment.

Full-day campers go on to Heather Farm, for an afternoon packed full of engaging adventures that include: swimming, games, and field trips. Scholarships available

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Summer Camp

• Through our wide-range of day camps and sports camps, children develop training skills, basic individual skills, sportsmanship, team strategies and concepts, as well as build confidence and self-discipline. • Children build relationships with each other and find great role models in our trained staff. • Our Specialized Recreation Camp is carefully designed for children, teens, and young adults with special needs. Whether it’s swimming, crafts, outdoor adventures, science and technology, or personal enrichment activities such as carpentry and chess, we have something for everyone.

S e e pa g e s 5 2 - 6 2 f o r a f u l l l i s t i n g of camp programming


Arts CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6-9 Youth | Adult |

JEWELRY 26-27 Adult |

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

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 28-29 Adult |

DANCE 18-20 Youth | Adult | MUSIC 21-24 Youth | Adult | DRAMA 20 Youth |

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 30-31 Youth | Adult | FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 32-34 Exhibition CALENDAR 35 preschool 2

GLASS 24-25 Youth | Adult |

Rec HEALTH & FITNESS 38-41 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

camps 51-62 Youth |

DOG/PET CARE 42 Adults |

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CAMPS 58 Youth |

FOOD & COOKING 43 Youth | Adults | PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 43-45 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ SOCIAL DANCE 46-47 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | MARTIAL ARTS 48 Youth | Adults | SPORTS 49-53 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SCIENCE camps 59-62 Youth | AQUATICS 63-69 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ | adults 50+ 70-73 Adults 50+ | SPECIALIZED RECREATION 54 Youth | Adults | TENNIS 74-76 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

+ more facility rentals 82 GOLF 79 OPEN SPACE 76-78 Lesher center for the arts 83

PRESCHOOL 2 REGISTRATION 80-81


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

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 6 Youth 7-8

Adult

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Open Studio

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Summer Workshops

DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 9-12

Youth

13-16 Adult 16-17

Workshops

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Open Studio

DANCE 18-19 Youth 20 Adult DRAMA 20 Youth MUSIC 21-23 Youth 23-24 Adult GLASS 24

Youth

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Adult

JEWELRY 26

Youth

26-27 Adult DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 27-29 Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 30

Youth

30-31 Adult FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 32-34 EXHIBITION / EVENT CALENDAR 35 PRESCHOOL 2

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

AGES 7-12

Clay Works One A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $100: 8 classes

Class 22613

Mon

2:45pm-4:15pm

6/17-8/5

AGES 8-12

Clay: Handbuilding with Wheelthrowing Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from Coreen Abbott

centering to making simple pots. Pre-requisite: must have taken Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding

AGES 4-6

techniques.

Summer Clay Play Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. It is a great introduction for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Build imaginary worlds filled with animals, a place for them to live;

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $123: 8 classes

Class 22612

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

6/18-8/6

flowers, trees, or a swimming pool! Learn a variety of techniques: pinch, coil, slab, squeeze.

AGES 12-17

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding

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

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

$102: 8 classes

Class 22640

Mon

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding 1:30pm-2:30pm

6/17-8/5

techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay).

AGES 6-8

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

Air Dry Clay Sculpture

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Like immediate results when working with clay? This class explores a self-hardening clay medium which doesn’t require a

Class 22537

kiln. The polymer clay comes in a variety of colors and is easily

$99: 7 classes

shaped and formed. Once the sculpture is completed, it can be baked in an oven, giving it a ceramic like finish. Projects include whimsical creatures, free-form sculpture, and more. We’ll also do elements of jewelry making such as beads and bracelets. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Nelson Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $100: 8 classes

Class 22624

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$113: 8 classes

Tue

1:30pm-3:00pm

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Class 22538

Wed

Thu

No class July 4

4:30pm-6:30pm

6/19-8/7

4:30pm-6:30pm

6/20-8/8


Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

Ceramics

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered.

$168: 8 classes

Class 22524

Sat

9:00am-12:00pm

6/15-8/3

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.

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Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend

Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv)

first class.

Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First

LOCATION : Studio E, Civic Park Studios

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

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

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

$168: 8 classes

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

Class 22520

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

6/17-8/5

available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

second class.

$168: 8 classes

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Class 22521

Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be

6/17-8/5

LOCATION : Studio E, Civic Park Studios INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

$203: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

Class 22533

Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/21-8/9

$168: 8 classes

Class 22523

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/18-8/6

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton $203: 8 classes

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Class 22534

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

6/21-8/9

$168: 8 classes

Class 22528

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

6/19-8/7

Ceramics (Beg/Adv)

constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

$168: 8 classes

Wed

Intro to Sculpture More fully understand the process of working with clay and

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

Class 22529

A D U LT

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, 7:00pm-10:00pm

6/19-8/7

form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

Ceramics (Beg/Adv)

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

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

$156: 7 classes

Class 22525

Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/20-8/8

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

No class July 4

$173: 8 classes

Ceramics (Beg/Int)

Class 22530

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

6/18-8/6

$156: 7 classes

Class 22527

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class July 4

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Ceramics & Sculpture A D U LT

A D U LT

The Human Figure in Clay

Alternative Firing Techniques (Int/Adv)

Create ceramic sculptures using the human figure as inspiration

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

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

forming techniques for each process will be covered, including

free to approach any stylistic aspect of the figure from realistic

both hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Also included

renderings, abstracted torsos, anatomical studies and stylized

is a historical reference to Native American Indian and Mexican

figurines. Also explore finishing and surfacing techniques both

pottery. One additional class session on Wed 7/24 will be a full day

within and outside the ceramic lexicon including underglaze, glass,

at the beach doing a pit firing. Prerequisite: At least one quarter of

overglaze, washes and paints. This class includes models’ fees.

ceramics.

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$203: 8 classes

$203: 8 classes

Class 22532

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/18-8/6

SPECIAL INTEREST

Class 22536

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

6/17-7/29 and

Wed

All day

7/24

OPEN STUDIOS

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

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Open Studio Ceramics

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

Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised

sculptures, and more! An understanding of basic ceramic terms

studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students

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

to enhance and share skills and knowledge. Hours may be

an indication of readiness for this course.

adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed on all legal city holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

studio. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay in

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

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

$156: 7 classes

Class 22535

Thu

equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members 9:00am-12:00pm

No class July 4

6/20-8/8

qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $105: Non-Members $66: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 22526

12:00pm-7:00pm

6/15-8/9

No class 7/4

Teacher Feature: Pete Coussoulis Pete Coussoulis has been the driving force behind the pottery studio for over 36 years. His salt-fired pottery classes are always at capacity. He and his fellow potters use the latest green techniques and do lots of recycling. “I love working at the studio with all the potters,” says Coussoulis. “Everyone from age 15 to 90 is busy creating and sharing with each other. It’s like a big family at the studio.”

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

SUMMER WORKSHOPS A D U LT

Altering Pots & Surface Treatment Techniques In this 5-day intensive class, reinforce your throwing skills, including altered and stacked forms, use of various surface treatments, slips and glaze applications and more. INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $196: 5 classes

Class 22845

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

8/12-8/16

A D U LT

Surface Decoration Before Glazing Surface treatments at all pre-glaze stages, from wet clay through bisque ware will be covered, including mixed clay techniques to achieve agate-like effects, coloring clay with oxides, inlay and appliquĂŠ. Many underglaze techniques as well as sodium silicate, shellac relief, stamping and carving will be addressed, and finally

Jennifer Cole

we’ll explore some pre-glaze techniques to use on bisque ware. INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

AGES 3-5

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Preschool Morning Art and More

$115: 2 classes

Class 22846

Sat-Sun 10:00am-3:00pm

8/17-8/18

Come spend the morning in the Fine Arts Preschool, one day or all five. Lots of age-appropriate visual art activities, from sand painting to building cardboard structures: music and movement

A D U LT

activities daily, with circle time and outside play too. Child must be

Totems Tell a Story (Beg/Adv)

potty-trained.

Learn the basics of totem building and create a series of elements for a personal totem for a garden. Elements to create may include images, words and symbols that tell a story of your life, dreams

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $40: 1 class

and passions.

Class 22630

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Mon-Fri 3:30pm-6:30pm

Mon

8:30am-11:30am

6/10

Tue

8:30am-11:30am

6/11

Wed

8:30am-11:30am

6/12

Thu

8:30am-11:30am

6/13

Fri

8:30am-11:30am

6/14

$40: 1 class

$183: 5 classes

Class 23297

INSTRUCTORs : Bobbie Ireland & Mica Crittendon

Class 22631 8/12-8/16 $40: 1 class

Class 22632 $40: 1 class

Class 22633 $40: 1 class

Class 22634

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 6-8

Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning. Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil, pen and ink, brush painting, markers and watercolor. Repeating students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $76: 8 classes

Class 22628

Tue

3:45pm-4:45pm

6/18-8/6

AGES 6-8

Creative Nature: Draw/Paint Animals & Natural Objects Emphasis on encouraging each child’s unique self-expression as they discover the beauty found in natural forms. Work on skills

AGES 4-6

I Can Do It Art

necessary to draw animals and natural objects using a variety of

Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists

and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants and

use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own

animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy). Completion of

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

Primary Colors or a similar art class recommended.

techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors

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

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Nelson Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $76: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Class 22623

Fri

4:00pm-5:00pm

6/21-8/9

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $87: 8 classes

Class 22614

Wed

AGES 6-8

1:30pm-2:30pm

6/19-8/7

Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing

2:45pm-3:45pm

6/19-8/7

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

$68: 8 classes

Class 22615

Wed

fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture, contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still

AGES 5-7

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art

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

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

students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover

sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts

the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this

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

class will have extended projects that provide further independent

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

growth and development in the medium.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

$76: 8 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 22622

$76: 8 classes

Class 22620

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

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

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Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

6/17-8/5


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 6-8

AGES 8-12

Paint Box

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio

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

For students who have had some painting experience and are

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

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

tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing

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

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

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

about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects

art class recommended. $10 supply fee due at first class.

to a simpler form and creating texture with pattern and repetition. Students repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $178: 15 classes

medium.

Class 22625

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

$76: 8 classes

Fri

3:30pm-4:30pm

Tue, Thu 3:15pm-5:15pm

6/18-8/8

No class 7/4

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

Class 22618

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Nelson Kelly

6/21-8/9

AGES 7-10

AGES 8-12

Cartooning: Character Development & Concept Art (Int/Adv)

Tinkering: Constructing Art

It’s time to take your fun ideas and turn them into finished

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

advanced drawing techniques, story telling and the process of

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

making an illustration. Create and develop characters, settings,

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

environments and perspective; take your best ideas and bring

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

them to life.

cartoons, comics, character designs and story illustrations. Learn

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 challenges, design and construct

INSTRUCTOR : Tim Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $100: 8 classes

individual projects.

Class 22629

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

Tue

5:00pm-6:30pm

6/18-8/6

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

AGES 10-17

$94: 8 classes

Class 22619

Wed

4:45pm-6:15pm

6/19-8/7

How to Draw Anime/Manga (Beg/Int) Are you interested in anime/manga and want to learn the basics of drawing in this popular new style? Then this is the class for

AGES 8-10

you! Basics covered in this class include poses, basic anatomy,

Having Fun with Color

composition, paneling, coloring and more!

Learn how to make your artwork pop off the page and express just how you feel, whether you want to convey excitement or a quiet mood, carefully chosen colors will help you do the job.

INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Hallquist LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Paint will be the medium for the color investigations as we create

$91: 7 classes

dynamic works of art that will have a language of their own.

Class 22627

Study the relationships of the color wheel and find out how some

No class 7/4

Thu

5:00pm-6:30pm

6/20-8/8

colors seem to jump off the page while others seem to blend in. Prerequisite: Paint Box or Primary Colors INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $94: 8 classes

Class 22621

Mon

4:45pm-6:15pm

6/17-8/5

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 11-17

AGES 5-10

Drawing with Charcoal and Conte Crayons (Beg/Int)

Summer Art Camps

Explore the fundamentals of drawing using charcoal and conte

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

crayons to achieve the basic skills for representational drawing.

Instead of traveling far to Los Angeles, join us at Civic Artland and

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

be part of our special summer creative art camps. Be prepared to

shape and to learn techniques through demonstrations and

draw, paint, sculpt, build, sing, dance, act and create in all possible

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

ways. Each week we will travel to a special time or land and

INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Hallquist

explore the artwork of that world. Children bring both snacks and a

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

lunch plus drink each day. Wear comfortable clothes.

$91: 7 classes

Class 22626

Thu

3:00pm-4:30pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Adventure Artland Become an art explorer and journey around the world, through

AGES 11-17

Teen Drawing & Painting

jungles and cities. Join a safari and create the animals and plant

For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting

different cultural styles.

life you might see. Visit cities around the world and create in many

to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective and color. Students may work at the easel, initially focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex

$213: 5 classes

Class 21974

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

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projects. Student exposure to a variety of media including acrylics,

Fantasy Artland

pastels, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students

Journey to the world of magical myths and create your own

receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of

special world with mythical beasts and beauties. Make your own

their choice. $15 supply fee due at first class.

castle and all of its inhabitants. Knights, princesses, dragons, wizards, fairies, queens and kings are just a few of the characters

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

you might encounter in fantasy artland.

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$213: 5 classes

$115: 8 classes

Class 22610

Tue

4:15pm-6:15pm

6/18-8/6

$15 supply fee due at first class.

Class 21975

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

7/29-8/2

Frontier Artland Take a look at the past and visit the United States when it was

A G E S 1 4 & up

a frontier. What type of artwork was made? Try your hand at

Young Adult Drawing & Painting For the serious art student focused on learning core traditional skills in drawing and painting. Complete projects in still life, landscape, figure and portrait. Students encouraged to bring portfolio requirements (AP Studio Arts) if relevant to their needs. Projects individualized for personal development if necessary.

Become a pioneer, cowboy, mountain climber and an adventurer in the Wild, Wild West. $213: 5 classes

Class 21976

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

8/5-8/9

Figure and portrait will be completed using photo references. A

Tomorrow Artland

sketchbook for notes is a plus; interest and dedication required;

Explore art in the future by creating robots, gadgets, space ships.

skills will be taught. $15 supply fee due at first class.

What will we look like in the future? How will we act? Will we live in space or on another planet? Could we live on the ocean floor or

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

underground? Use your imagination to create your own world of

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

the future.

$140: 8 classes

Class 22611

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making artwork that reflects the wilderness of the western frontier.

Tue

$213: 5 classes

1:00pm-4:00pm

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Class 21977

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

8/12-8/16


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

All About Graphite Exciting drawing class for both beginners and developed artists. Focus on the medium of graphite, in both pencil and powder form. While graphite is soluble in turpenoid it is also workable

Arts, Adventures & Academics

June 17- July 19

with both alcohol and water. It combines well with traditional drawing techniques and is extremely valuable as both a painting medium and in combination with other media, such as soft pastel and encaustic. Begin with traditional techniques and progress to contemporary applications. If you are captivated by the subtle richness of delicate grays or the range of powerful charcoal tones you can achieve, this class is for you! INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $95: 5 classes

Class 22569

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

7/11-8/15

No class 7/25

"So many cool classes, I wish I could do them all!"

Summer Camp 2013

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A D U LT

Exploring Watercolor (Int)

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Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Media

Join our caravan of like-minded seekers and dive into the

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

wants a fresh start or needs a gentle push along the way. We will

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

work together in a series of little paintings using the transparent

new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while

magic of watercolor to create our own ‘Artists Voice’. From the

exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and media, including

moment we wet our brush to our final colorful stroke we will try

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

to evoke the presence of each artist in their work, discovering

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

the personal palette of colors and shapes unique to each of us.

the direction of your choice. $20 supply fee due at first class.

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

INSTRUCTOR : Casey Rasmussen White

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$169: 10 classes

$109: 6 classes

Class 22574

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

unexpected joy of watercolor! Perfect for the continuing artist who

6/19-8/21

Class 22593

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/19-7/31

No class 7/3

A D U LT A D U LT

Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int) Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class

Watercolor (Int/Adv)

for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class using

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis upon learning

watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual

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

instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class.

own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations,

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout

coaching and critiques as needed.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

$140: 8 classes

Class 22571

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

6/18-8/6

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $125: 7 classes

Class 22573

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

6/26-8/7

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/28-8/9

$125: 7 classes

Class 22572

Fri

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

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

$156: 7 classes $25 supply fee payable to instructor

Class 22575

A D U LT

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

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

INSTRUCTOR : Ronna Leon

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

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

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

$167: 8 classes

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

$25 supply fee payable to instructor

landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite.

Class 23300

Mon

5:30pm-8:30pm

6/17-8/5

SPECIAL INTEREST

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

A D U LT

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Figure Drawing

$169: 10 classes

Class 22570

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

6/17-8/19

Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening, value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

A D U LT

Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv)

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

Using still life and photo references both as inspiration and a

Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used;

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

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor.

while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals

Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

of painting: drawing, composition, color, and brushwork. Classes will include a variety of short demos, warm-ups, skills reviews, challenges and end of the class critiques. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in medium of your choice. Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints or painting should consider Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums a prerequisite. INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $154: 9 classes

Class 22567

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

No class 7/4

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INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $177: 8 classes

Class 22581

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

6/21-8/9


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

teacher feature: Tim Hancock

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting

Painter, illustrator, teacher and

This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and

designer, Tim Hancock happily

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

guides his students through

and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome

cartooning and video gaming,

and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build

inspiring them to think creatively.

up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil,

“I like to empower kids to express

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

themselves and their personal

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in,

vision, to bring their message

composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

into reality through fantasy,” says

value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org

Hancock. The popular teacher’s motto is “Come to class and expect to be wowed by the

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

drawings you end up creating.”

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

$182: 8 classes

Class 22582

Sat

10:00am-1:30pm

6/22-8/10

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

A D U LT

predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists and

Figure Painting Like the Old Masters

adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice, discover

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

Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich results.

(preferred) or acrylics, we will work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience drawing the figure recommended. Previous experience with paint is helpful but not necessary. Come to first class with materials, ready to

techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed media methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual projects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$109: 6 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 22578

$177: 8 classes

Thu

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

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

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

Class 22585

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

9:00am-12:00pm

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

7/5-8/16

No class 7/26

A D U LT

Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics)

A D U LT

Introduction to Color with Soft Pastels

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

This introductory class will give you a firm foundation for your

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

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

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

this versatile medium in addition to studying the characteristics

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

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

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

immediate, and soft pastels are equally compatible with water and

shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use

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

collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group critiques.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn

$95: 5 classes

Class 22584

Tue

No class 7/23

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

1:15pm-4:15pm

7/9-8/13

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $140: 8 classes

Class 22577

Mon

12:30pm-3:30pm

6/24-8/12

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking WORKSHOPS A D U LT

CollographPrintmaking with Found Objects Collograph is a versatile printmaking process, based on the construction of a collaged matrix to provide a printable plate. Materials and textured surfaces such as fabric, leaves, sand and other found materials can be used. Plates can be printed as intaglio or relief images, or as combinations of both leading to astounding richness and strength. A wide array of different effects and the use of diverse materials gives great variation in texture. The result is often unpredictable, rewarding the artist with an inspirational surprise. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $156: 2 classes $20 supply fee payable to instructor

A D U LT

Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

7/20-7/27

A D U LT

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

Explorations in Monotype

and representation through demonstrations and individual

An excellent opportunity to get inky with a straightforward

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs. Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org

approach to printmaking. Learn about direct painting, rolling out a flat, using stencils, creating your own chine colle for added color and effect, ghost images, registration and multiple drops for an immediate result. No experience needed, all levels welcome.

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren

Supply fee: $20 payable in class. Bring apron, kitchen gloves

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

(disposable ok), paintbrushes (various sizes), small brayers if you have them, thin rice paper/found papers (must be thin like rice

$140: 8 classes

Class 22579

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

6/19-8/7

paper) and water colors/colored ink. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer Cole

A D U LT

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Secrets of Color

$178: 2 classes

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

$20 supply fee payable in class

color in this exciting workshop. Color mixing becomes a breeze

Class 22588

once you understand the simple rules. Each week we will discover different aspects to using color, while you assemble a color ‘bible’ to keep as your personal guide. Lecture and demo, with lots of practical painting exercises. Materials list online at www.arts-ed. org -- some materials will be introduced for purchase later in session. INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $140: 8 classes

Class 22589

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Class 22594

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

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

6/29-6/30


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

Sketchbook Journal Workshop Whether traveling around the globe or making observations in your backyard, journaling is a wonderful way to combine the joys

OPEN STUDIOS A D U LT

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

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

through journaling! Make your journal a personal and creative

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

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

supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own

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

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

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

solvents in class.

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

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$117: 8 classes $77: w/ another CAE class

$93: 4 classes

Class 22586

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

7/13 & 14, 7/20 & 21

A D U LT

Encaustic (Hot Wax) Painting Workshop Encaustic painting is a neeswax based paint that was first practiced by the Greeks in the 5th century. Kept molten on a heated palette, encaustic is applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamel-like finish. Learn safety, working with heat sources, equipment, paints, medium, collage

Class 22590

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

A D U LT

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.

materials, fusing layers, tools, priming appropriate substrates,

LOCATION : Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

scraping, pastel sticks, incising and more. Bring a bag lunch. Note:

$81: 7 classes $39: w/ another CAE Class

Please wear cotton art clothes and closed toe shoes.

Class 22591

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

6/21-8/9

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $90: 1 class

A D U LT

$65 supply fee payable to instructor

Class 22587

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

6/22

Open Studio Printmaking Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class

A D U LT

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

Reduction Printing

Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional

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

etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $78: 7 classes $39: w/ another CAE class

Class 22592

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $156: 2 classes $20 supply fee due to instructor

Class 22595

Sun

10:00am-5:00pm

7/28-8/4

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Dance

DANCE

AGES 3-10

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

AGES 2-4

introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other

Mommy and Me: Parent & Child

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

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

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

time between parent and child while learning basic dance

of warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling

concepts.

combinations will culminate in a routine set to music.

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau

INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

$69: 7 classes

$59: 6 classes

Class 22539

Thu

10:00am-10:45am

6/20-8/8

No class July 4

TINY TAPPERS (Ages 3-4) Class 22547

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/20-8/1

No class 7/4

$78: 8 classes

Class 22540

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

6/21-8/9

TAP-CHILDREN, INTRO (AGES 5-7) Class 22548

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/20-8/1

No class 7/4

AGES 3-4

Pre-Ballet

TAP-CHILDREN, BEG (Ages 7-10)

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

Class 22549

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

No class 7/4

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

6/20-8/1

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

AGES 5-7

Pre-Ballet II Registration requirement: This course level is for students who are

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

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

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

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

$78: 8 classes

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

Class 22546

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

6/22-8/10

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

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

$78: 8 classes

$78: 8 classes

Class 22541

Tue

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/18-8/6

Class 22550

Wed

5:30pm-6:15pm

6/19-8/7

10:00am-10:45am

6/21-8/9

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/21-8/9

11:45am-12:30pm

6/22-8/10

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan $78: 8 classes

$78: 8 classes

Class 22542

Wed

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/19-8/7

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/19-8/7

$78: 8 classes

Class 22543

Wed

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Rousseau $69: 7 classes

Class 22544

Thu

6/20-8/8

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan $78: 8 classes

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Fri

Fri

$69: 7 classes

Class 22552

Fri

$78: 8 classes

10:45am-11:30am

No class 7/4

Class 22545

Class 22551

10:45am-11:30am

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Class 22553

Sat


Dance AGES 7-10

Ballet for Children I Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker. Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Pre-Ballet or Pre-Ballet II and be at least 7 years of age. INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $78: 8 classes

Class 22562

Sat

9:45am-10:30am

6/22-8/10

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $78: 8 classes

Class 22563

Tue

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/18-8/6

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan $69: 7 classes

Class 22561

Fri

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/21-8/9

No class 8/2

AGES 7-11

AGES 9-19

Ballet for Children II

Diablo Ballet Summer Dance Intensive

Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet

This 3-week dance Intensive features world-class teachers from

training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and

Diablo Ballet and is directed by Professional Intermediate/

center work, improving technique, working on proper body

Advanced Program Director Rebecca Crowell Berke. Designed

alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration

for students ages 9-19 with at least one year ballet experience.

requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the

Classes include ballet technique, pointe/repertoire, character

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

dance, modern, jazz and floor barre and will culminate in a

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

performance. For audition info please call the office at 943-5846 or

transferring from another dance program

Diablo Ballet at 943-1775 ext. 3. Space is limited. Attire required: black leotard, pink tights, black skirt, pink ballet slippers, pointe

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Ballet II Tue

Lauren Jonas, Erin Leedom, Edward Stegge 5:30pm-6:30pm

6/18-8/6

Diablo Ballet Summer Dance Intensive (Adv)

$78: 8 classes

Sat

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $633: 15 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

Class 22565

Shadelands Art Center. INSTRUCTORS : Graciela Acedo, Rebecca Crowell Berke,

$78: 8 classes

Class 22564

shoes (if applicable) and hair in a bun. Performance: 8/2; 7:30pm,

Class 21753 10:40am-11:40am

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

7/15-8/2

6/22-8/10

Diablo Ballet Summer Dance Intensive (Int) Class 21752

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

7/15-8/2

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A D U LT

Tap-Adult

Adult Ballet (Int)

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

For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a

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

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

while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the

required. Proper ballet attire is not required but wear something

beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of

that fits close to the body.

warm-up exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations which culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini

INSTRUCTOR : Ginger Megley LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios $95: 8 classes

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Class 22554

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

6/19-8/7

$87; 8 classes

Tap-Adult, Tap Fundamentals Class 22559

Tue

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/18-8/6

Tap-Adult, Musical Theatre Tap Class 22560

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/18-8/6

DRAMA AGES 5-14

Summer Theatre Camp Cast members work together with Youth Theatre Company members to put on a full-length musical. Learn choreography, musical harmony and staging while having fun and working as a team! Help create sets and props. Costumes round out the production. Performances (open to the public) will be held in the Shadelands Art Center Auditorium on 7/2 at 4:30 & 7:00pm. This summer’s musical is ‘Annie Jr.’. A $10 performance fee is included in the fee. No audition necessary. INSTRUCTOR : Noelle Arms

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center A ges 5 - 6

COMING THIS FALL!

$319: 12 classes

Class 21707

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

6/17-7/2

Looking for something fun and exciting that helps the community

A ges 7 - 1 4

at the same time? By the Kids For the Kids is a student-directed

$503: 12 classes

Class 21708

By the Kids For the Kids

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

and student-produced charity organization that teaches kids ages 6/17-7/2

8-18 the basics of theatre and performing. Student directors work with their kids and rehearse songs from popular musicals. Performers will have the opportunity to showcase what they have learned at a final performance on Sunday, October 6 at the Shadelands Auditorium! All proceeds from this event go to two local charities: Friends of Civic Arts Education and the Monument Crisis Center. More details to come in the Fall Guide. Registration begins August 7 or call (925) 943-5846 for more information.

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Music

MUSIC

AGES 5-11

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

A G E S 3 mos - 5

participate in this fun-inspired class and collaborate creatively

Music Together

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

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

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

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

friendships, navigate transitions, and cope with upset based on

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

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

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

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

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

music therapist. Some health insurances may cover.

months by class start date attend free!). Winner of Bay Area Parent Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. Now in its 25th year. INSTRUCTOR : Music Together Tri-Valley, Inc.

INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $109: 8 classes

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Class 22822

$108: 6 classes $78: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per family payable to Instructor at first class.

Sat

10:00am-11:00am

6/22-8/10

AGES 6-9

Piano for Children

Class 22710

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

7/1-8/5

Class 22711

Mon

6:00pm-6:45pm

7/1-8/5

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and

Class 22715

Tue

4:30pm-5:15pm

7/2-8/6

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

Class 22716

Tue

5:30pm-6:15pm

7/2-8/6

home for practice. $7.50 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22712

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

6/29-8/3

Class 22713

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

6/29-8/3

Class 22714

Sat

11:15am-12:00pm

6/29-8/3

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams $88: 8 classes $7.50 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22816

AGES 3-5

Petite Pianist

Wed

12:00pm-12:50pm

6/19-8/7

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive

$78: 7 classes $7.50 supply fee due at first class

environment.

Class 22815

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

No class 7/4

Thu

4:00pm-4:50pm

6/20-8/8

$7.50 supply fee due at first class.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $88: 8 classes

Class 22717

Tue

AGES 6-10

11:00am-11:50am

6/18-8/6

Recorder 101 The recorder is an inexpensive end blown instrument--and it’s easy

AGES 5-7

to play! Learn proper posture, how to read and play music, basic

Twinkling Ivories (Beg)

music theory, and music appreciation. By the end of the class,

Let your child join in the fun and enjoyment of learning the world of music. A beginning piano and music fundamentals class

be able to play several songs. Students must provide their own recorder. $10 supply fee for music book payable to instructor.

where, through singing, body movement and rhythm work, each

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

child learns beginning piano fundamentals and elementary note

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

reading. Parents are encouraged to stay during class.

$86: 8 classes $10 supply fee due at first class

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 22814

Wed

10:00am-10:50am

6/19-8/7

$88: 8 classes $3 supply fee payable at first class

Class 22729

Tue

12:00pm-12:50pm

6/18-8/6

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Music Teacher feature: Jill Enders Vocal teacher Jill Enders is the youngest in a very musical family. “Most of the instruments were already taken and played better than I could ever learn so I decided to sing,” says the creative mom of four. In addition to teaching and singing professionally, Enders has written her own full-length musical, several books, and performed stand-up comedy at Tommy T’s.

AGES 8-14

A G E S 7 & up

String Orchestra (Int)

NEW | Beg Flute Ensemble

Class emphasizes ensemble skills, more advanced technique and

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

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

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

For students with at least 9 months experience.

to 2 flats and 2 sharps. Play classical, jazz and popular repertoire in a fun, supportive environment. Improve tone, posture, technique

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams

$93: 8 classes

Class 22820

Fri

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

4:20pm-5:20pm

6/21-8/9

AGES 7-12

Violin Ensemble (Beg)

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $62: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 22738

11:00am-11:50am

Wed

6/19-8/7

AGES 9-13

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

Young Performers String Orchestra for Summer Sharpen your playing skills with intensive training in this orchestra. Foster friendships, teamwork and musical excellence.

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Participate in chamber music. No audition necessary. YPO students

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

should remain in YPO throughout the summer. Concert is 8/6 at 7:30pm.

$93: 8 classes

Class 22819

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

6/21-8/9

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $95: 8 classes

A G E S 9 & up

Class 22731

NEW | Brass (Beg) Have fun learning to play a brass instrument in a group setting. We’ll work out of an ensemble book, have individual guidance and play fun games. Get ready to blow your parents and friends away with an informal demonstration on the last day! Please come to first class with a rented or your own trumpet, French horn, or trombone and mouthpiece. $10 supply fee due at first class.

Tue

5:00pm-6:15pm

6/18-8/6

AGES 12-18

Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra Summer See a big improvement in your personal technique and ensemble skills while playing in a noncompetitive, fun, full symphony

INSTRUCTOR : Suzanne Chasalow

orchestra. Explore a wide range of repertoire. No auditions

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

necessary. DRYO students should remain in DRYO throughout the

$71: 7 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 22826

10:00am-11:00am

Thu

No class 7/4

6/20-8/8

$10 supply fee due at first class.

summer. Concert is 8/6 at 7:30pm. INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $123: 8 classes

Class 22730

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Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

6/18-8/6


Music AGES 9-14

AGES 10-16

Classical Guitar for Tweens (Beg)

The Voice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

chords at the piano. All levels welcome!

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

$87: 8 classes

$93: 8 classes

$18 supply fee due at first class

Class 22708

Class 22737

6:00pm-7:00pm

Tue

Mon

5:00pm-6:00pm

6/17-8/5

6/18-8/6 A ges 1 2 & up

A G E S 1 3 & up

Achievement Program Theory Class

Ukulele (Beg)

Designed for students preparing to take the music theory int/

The ukulele is a subset of the guitar family of instruments, which

adv rudiments test or any student who would like a better

originated in Hawaii but has gained popularity in the U.S. You will

understanding of music theory. This is not a beginning theory

learn several chords and melodies from familiar repertoire and will

class. Students must know how to read treble and bass clef, all

be able to play a song after two classes! Bring your own ukulele.

major and minor scales. Emphasis also on ear training as part of the preparations for practical tests. Four years on a musical

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle

instrument recommended.

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $81: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 22823

11:00am-12:00pm

Sat

6/22-8/10

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $77: 7 classes

Class 22817

A G E S 1 0 & up

Thu

5:00pm-6:00pm

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

Intro to Fiddle Styles Violin, Viola, and Cello students with 2 years of experience will draw on a range of fiddle styles, from Scottish, Irish, and Quebecois to American Old-time and Scandinavian. Folk music is

A G E S 1 4 & up

Sing to Health

transmitted orally, and there will a special emphasis on learning

Learn new songs each quarter! If you love to sing and appreciate

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

the health benefits of singing--deeper breathing, multi-sensory and memory stimulation, and social interaction--join our ‘no pressure,

INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $81: 8 classes

Class 22821

Fri

just for fun’ hour of song. We will review healthy singing practices then sing oldies but goodies as well as more recent favorites. You do not need to know how to read music, just have a love for it!

6:00pm-7:00pm

6/21-8/9

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $87: 8 classes

Class 22709

Mon

6:00pm-7:00pm

6/17-8/5

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Music

GLASS

A D U LT

Piano in a Flash 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? Get started playing piano quickly! In this beginning class learn the basics of music and the piano and put it all together to create some beautiful music! INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $88: 8 classes

Class 22825

Wed

Melissa McCumiskey

AGES 12-17

6:0pm-7:00pm

6/19-8/7

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

A G E S 1 4 & up

NEW | Guitar in a Flash for Adults Learn to play a perennial instrument, including effective playing postures, finger style and pick style techniques, reading tablature

stacking and melting. Make sun-catchers, copper silhouettes and a flat fusing three dimensional by slumping into a mold. Color theory, as well as the use of transparency in art works, will be topics of discussion.

and standard music notation while playing beautiful melodies.

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

Acoustic nylon or steel string guitars preferred but electric guitars

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

are acceptable if accompanied with a small practice amplifier. Open to teens and adults. No experience necessary.

$124: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 22602

3:30pm-5:30pm

Fri

6/21-8/9

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

AGES 12-17

$93: 8 classes

Class 22824

Sat

12:00pm-1:00pm

6/22-8/10

Stained Glass Experience the beautiful tradition of stained glass! Learn to design, cut, grind, copper foil, and solder awesome stained glass windows

A G E S 1 2 & up

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

Jazz Band Ensemble

makes glass colored.

Feel the thrill of being part of a full jazz ensemble. Play music of

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

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

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight reading skills are required. For auditions, please call (925) 676-8203. Last class is a concert. INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

4:30pm-6:30pm

Tue

6/18-8/6

Glass Fusing & Slumping

$70: 7 classes

No class 7/4

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 22601

A D U LT

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Class 22818

$124: 8 classes

6/20-8/8

Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles, jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

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$165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 22606

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

6/19-8/7


Glass A D U LT

A D U LT

Dichroic Fused Glass

Stained Glass (Beg)

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

Come create brilliant stained glass art using the traditional

Learn to create spectacular opal-like dichroic glass pendants and

methods made famous by Louis Tiffany. Learn stained glass

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

design, glass cutting, and assembly of both windows and

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

3-dimensional glass art. Plan on completing one sampler and one

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

small window. No previous experience required. Beginning and

Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge

repeat students are welcome. First class mandatory. Materials list

with new techniques. No previous experience with glass required.

online at www.arts-ed.org.

Beginning and experienced students welcome. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 22605

1:00pm-4:00pm

Wed

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

6/19-8/7

$165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 22603

10:00am-1:00pm

Sat

6/22-8/10

A D U LT

Smalti Italian Mosaics

A D U LT

Smalti dates back to the Byzantine era and is traditionally created

Fused Glass (Beg-Adv)

by generations of families in Italy. Molten glass is poured into a

Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping

large slab, cooled and then cut into rough small shapes. This hard

glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color

edge gives the mosaic a sparkling and reflective quality. Multiple

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

colors available. Learn cutting, design, direct method and flow

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

using glass nippers to create one beautiful project. All materials/

art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new

designs provided for ease. Bring bag lunch; wear closed toe shoes.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$88: 1 class $65 supply fee payable to instructor

$165: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22665

Class 22607

1:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

6/18-8/6

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

7/27

A D U LT

Glass Fusers Group

A D U LT

Glass Bead Making (Beg)

The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass

Make beautiful glass beads using a hot head bead torch. Each

produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group

student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber. No previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students welcome.

workers of all levels to continue to study Art Glass. Practice and will meet the second Saturday of each month (June 8 through May 10; no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical developments and hear guest speakers. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

list online at www.arts-ed.org.

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $60: 11 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

Class 22683

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

$10 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22604

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

Sat

10:00am-12:00pm

6/8-5/10

6/18-7/23

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Jewelry

JEWELRY

cold connections, etching, etc. Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. New students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials list. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $149: 8 classes

$3 supply fee due at first class

Class 22597

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

6/18-8/6

$131: 7 classes

$3 supply fee due at first class

Class 22596

12:00pm-3:00pm

Thu

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

A D U LT

Jewelry: Chasing & Forming (Int/Adv) Create high detail relief in sheet metal, as well as fold, forge, shape Jennifer Cole

and anneal sheet and wire stock to create dramatic three-dimensional forms. Review the basics of chasing and repousse, folding forming, raising, and anti-clastic forming. All the techniques can be applied to intimate detailed jewelry work or large elaborate sculpture. Previous metalsmithing skills are required, and most tools and supplies are provided. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

Penny Ruhter

AGES 8-12

“Bling�Jewelry for the 21st Century Student

$149: 8 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class

Class 22598

10:00am-1:00pm

Wed

6/19-8/7

$131: 7 classes

$20 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22599

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

Design and make cool accessories to wear as a hip statement. Come learn how to make custom buttons, beautiful beaded jewelry and rugged cuffs!

A D U LT

Mixed Metal Jewelry from Metal Clay

INSTRUCTOR : Natalie Borges

Learn different possibilities for combining copper, bronze and

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

silver clay in a single piece of jewelry. Make two types of pieces:

$88: 7 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

one that combines copper and silver clay, and another combining

Class 22609

1:30pm-3:00pm

copper and bronze clay. Learn draping, overlay, inlay of copper

Thu

6/20-8/8

No class 7/4

in bronze and bronze in copper, wraparound, and hot riveting. A good part of the time dedicated to post-firing finishing techniques:

A D U LT

Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int)

pearance of married metals. Tool kit needed will be discussed first meeting. Experience in metal clay necessary.

Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry

INSTRUCTOR : Hope Weiner

design and construction. Beginners will design their own jewelry

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos, and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed. Intermediates will progress through more advanced techniques of forging,

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especially how to achieve a smooth matte finish as well as the ap-

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$152: 6 classes

$60 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22669

1:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

6/18-7/23


Digital Media & Photography A D U LT

Lacquered Paper Jewelry Learn to make paper into unique jewelry. The Lacquered Paper Jewelry technique begins by creating a collage consisting of very

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

small pieces of various kinds of paper (Origami, foils and rice papers are just some examples). Embellish the collage with acrylic paint, India ink and beads to enhance the jewelry look of the piece, which is then finished with several layers of a durable glaze applied by brush. This labor-intensive process produces a finished piece with rich depth and luster. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org.

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, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets third Tuesday of each month (June

INSTRUCTOR : Jennifer Cole

through May) to share images, critiques, technical developments,

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

and hear guest speakers. Photographic Field Trips and Workshops

$110: 3 classes $10 supply fee payable to instructor

allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field

Class 22600

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at 7/13-7/27

one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

teacher feature: Bonnie Heras Known for creating beautiful, bold,

$71: Yearly Membership

Class 23315

Tue

7:00-9:30pm

6/18-5/20

A D U LT

Inside Your Canon DSLR

handcrafted

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

jewelry as

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

well as large

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

elaborate

will help in improving your photography. Bring your camera,

sculptures,

instruction book, and questions.

Bonnie Heras shares her subtle, process-

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

intensive

$47: 1 class

techniques

Class 22832

Sat

10:30am-1:00pm

8/3

with students. “I aim for each piece of jewelry

A D U LT

to generate

Inside Your Nikon DSLR

both a visual

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

and a tactile

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

experience for

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

the person who

improving your photography. Bring your camera, instruction book,

wears it,” says

and questions.

Heras. “How a piece feels on your skin is just

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

as important as its visual impact.” Heras follows the same

$47: 1 class

philosophy in her large-scale works including her climbable

Class 22833

Sat

1:30pm-4:00pm

8/3

“Steampunk Treehouse.”

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A D U LT

A D U LT

Take Control of Your Digital Camera

Photoshop for Photographers

Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great

This class will concentrate on those Photoshop features needed to

photographs and how to gain more control over the design of

edit digital images including resizing and cropping, understanding

pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point

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

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

saturation, color balance, black and white conversion, how to

management will be explained. We will investigate the creative

use the select and image editing tools to work on photographs,

aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of

and the importance of proper color management. Laptop with

obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field

Photoshop installed highly recommended. Assignments allow

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

students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

Field trip 7/27, 11am-1pm. Bring camera and manual.

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$86: 6 classes

$123: 7 classes

Class 22828

Class 22829

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

Sat 11:00am-1:00pm 7/27

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

6/19-7/24

6/20-8/1

No class 7/4

A D U LT

Photoshop Made Simple Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class

A D U LT

Using Your Camera Made Simple

will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop the easy way! No layers, no complex commands to follow--just

Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you

straight forward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop

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

computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have

better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and

Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb

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

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

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

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

Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual

computer.

help.

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$85: 4 classes

$109: 4 classes

Class 22835

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INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

Mon

Class 22836 6:30pm-9:30pm

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Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/18-7/9


Digital Media & Photography A D U LT

A D U LT

Exploring Close-Up Photography

Lighting Techniques Made Simple

An expanded working knowledge of equipment and techniques

Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the

helps photographers create fantastic close-up photos. How to

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

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

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

your camera, depth of field, compositional elements, and more!

equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any

An assignment and field trip provide you with an opportunity

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

to practice the tools and techniques learned and allows the

will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a

instructor to observe and improve your techniques. Provide your

Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot.

own camera and have some working knowledge of the basic photographic principles. No special close-up equipment required. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $108: 5 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $85: 3 classes

Class 22831

Sat

10:30am-1:00pm

7/13-7/20

Field Trip

Sat

1:30pm-3:00pm

7/13

Class 22834

Mon

Sat 9:00am-1:00pm

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/17-7/8 7/6

A D U LT

How to Shoot Exciting Travel Photographs Starting with pre-travel planning we will discuss what kind of equipment and supplies to take, researching your trip, dealing with local regulations, passing through customs and more. We will cover photographing landmarks, photographing people, payment for photography, and shooting in places of worship. A field trip to the San Francisco Farmers Market located at the San Francisco Ferry Building will allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class. INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $92: 3 classes

Class 22830

Tue

6:30pm-9:00pm

7/2-7/9

Field Trip

Sat

10:00am-2:00pm

7/6

A D U LT

High-Def Movie Making: The A to Z of HD Introductory course designed to give students the skills necessary to produce quality videos suitable for YouTube or DVD. Learn all the steps: scripting, storyboarding, filming, and editing your production. Students will get an intensive yet fun hands-on experience in the art of moviemaking with provided professional HD video cameras, audio recorders, Apple laptops and professional (FCP) editing software. Students who have Windows laptops with Adobe Premiere or Elements are welcome to use them in the class. INSTRUCTOR : Frank Pappas LOCATION Civic Park Preschool, Park Place $188: 10 classes

Class 22837

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/18-8/20

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DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

AGES 12-17

BEG WEAVING FOR KIDS Explore color, texture and patterns and the mechanics of the loom. Learn basic weaving techniques and weave your own small project such as a mini rug, scarf or bag. Looms and yarns will be provided. INSTRUCTOR : Susan Sterling LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $60: 3 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 23301

10:00pm-12:30pm

Sat

6/22, 6/29, 7/6

A D U LT

Summer Weaving Workshop Whether you are a beginner, or 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

AGES 9-12

in a weave structure you have not yet tried, then set aside this

Project Your Way: Intro to Apparel Design 1

weekend. Instructions include how to warp a loom, how to read a pattern draft, weaving, individual project planning and finishing

Design and construct your own one-of-a-kind apparel piece to wear and show off! Learn the difference between pressing and ironing. Learn to identify the construction of woven fabric, apparel industry terminology, techniques in pattern layout and installation

techniques Class will be taught on 4 or 8 harness table looms. Class can be used for prerequisite for fall ongoing intermediate weaving class. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 12.

of closures (snaps and buttons). Create a reference notebook

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

and your choice of a designer tote bag, duffel bag or A-line skirt.

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

Commercial patterns will be used. Materials and notions list provided first day of instruction.

$119: 2 classes $10 supply fee payable to instructor

INSTRUCTOR : Lynnetta Boone

Class 22684

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

7/13-7/14

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

$115: 8 classes $15 supply fee payable to instructor.

Class 22641

Mon

3:45pm-5:15pm

6/17-8/5.

NEW | One Weaver’s Road to Wearables I will share ‘the secret hand shake’ with you. That’s what smart people know and the rest of us learn the hard way. For example,

AGES 12-17

how do you cut into that fabric you wove? Identify and explore the

Project Your Way: Apparel Design 2 (Int) Let’s pick up where we left off! In this fast paced course students will continue learning industry technology and construction techniques. They will master hem and seam finishes, properly

quality garment. Look at personal style, the options you have for sewing techniques and other basics that will assist you in getting to a garment you love.

setting grommets and pocket construction. Students will gain

INSTRUCTOR : Carol de Boer

a better understanding of the design process and continue to

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

enhance their reference notebook and design and produce pajama pants with set grommets into a drawstring waistband or a robe

$34: 1 class $5 supply fee payable to instructor

with a tie and pockets! Commercial patterns will be used. Materials

Class 22685

and notion list provided first day of instruction. INSTRUCTOR : Lynnetta Boone LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

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important issues one might expect along the way to producing a

$115: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22642

5:30pm-7:00pm

Mon

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Decorative & Fiber Arts A D U LT

A D U LT

Kumihimo (Beg) Workshop

Curious About Spinning

Kumihimo is a Japanese silk braidmaking technique that dates to

There is a magic that happens as the raw wool in your hands

about 550 C.E., which is traditionally performed on a special stand

becomes yarn for knitting or weaving. Lou will teach you how to

called marudai. Kumihimo is fast, easy and portable. There are

spin with a drop spindle and take you for a test drive on a spinning

hundreds of different kumihimo stitches, from simple to complex,

wheel. There will be an overview of the entire yarn process from

using strands from 4 to 100. Contemporary artists create kumihimo

the shreshly sheared sheep to the finished yarn. Materials fee ($15)

braids for jewelry, hatbands, belts, decorative embellishments for

covers fleece, roving, and a drop spindle.

handmade garments or even a pet leash. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Supply fee includes yarn and a kumihimo disk kit. Bring a lunch.

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

INSTRUCTOR : Eve Conner

$34: 1 class $15 supply fee payable to instructor

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

Class 22696

$59: 1 class $15 supply fee payable to instructor

Class 22697

Sun

10:00am-4:00pm

6/30

Sun

1:30pm-4:30pm

7/28

A D U LT

NEW | Warp Painting Learn the techniques of painting with dyes directly on yarns.

A D U LT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I

Cotton, rayon and silk yarns can be painted in any color palette

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

Students bring their own warps and/or skeins to be painted in

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

class. Easy color mixing will be discussed and students can make

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

a set of samples. With this simple method you can obtain reliable

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

and repeatable colors to enhance your fabrics. Materials list online

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

at www.arts-ed.org.

welcome, including returning students. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

you choose from wild to subtle and everything in between.

INSTRUCTOR : Sara Lamb LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

$83: 1 class $10 supply fee payable to instructor

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

Class 22698

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

8/10

$65: 1 class $15 supply fee payable to instructor

Class 22694

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

7/7

A D U LT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. You will have an opportunity to explore a range of lace and patterned weaves such as leno lace, Spanish medallion and pick up patterns. Bring a lunch Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Minimum age 14. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $65: 1 class $10 supply fee payable to instructor

Class 22695

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

7/21

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation

Scholarship Fundraiser a Great Success! Over $45,ooo raised at fabulous party Midnight in Havana, Friend’s Foundation annual gala fund-raising event, was a resounding success. From the beat of the steel drums to the pounding of the bongos of Los Boleros to the tapping of feet doing the salsa on the dance floor, the sell-out crowd of over 200 happy guests experienced an evening they will all remember. Over $45,000 was raised to support the foundation’s mission to fund scholarships for deserving students and provide program support for Civic Arts. Mayor Cindy Silva opened the event noting we are blessed with many wonderful events and programs that make the quality of life here especially extraordinary and that CAE is paramount among the programs that the city offers. Michael Weiner, President of Friends of CAE Foundation, followed with an expression of gratitude to the many individuals and companies responsible for the preparation of the event and finished his speech with a warm tribute and recognition to Kathy Nelson, the outgoing CAE Program Manager. An authentic Cuban meal, complete with mojitos and wine, accompanied by swinging music from the band, Los Boleros, led to the highlight of the evening, the live auction. The auctioneer, Damon Casatico, brought the audience through the spectrum of wonderful items with the climax being the annual Fund-a-Scholarship paddle raise. Then a video highlighted the activities provided by CAE and a brief testimonial was given by Polly Bradbury, a current Arts Commissioner, explaining the importance and role of CAE in her life and decision to serve the community as Arts Commissioner. The evening ended all too soon with a dance set by Los Boleros, but not before new records were set for income raised for scholarships and Foundation’s activities. This event has clearly raised the standard by which many philanthropic organizations will be measured and puts the community on notice that the Friends Foundation is serious in its mission to provide financial support to enable everyone, and especially people of limited financial means, to enjoy the benefits of the quality programs offered by CAE.

A Very Special Thanks to the Midnight In HAvana Committee These are very special people who truly give back to their community

June Bowen, Phyllis Ceaser, Pattee Court, Paula Evangelou, Kathy Jakel, Adriane Lee Bird, Suzanne Masella, Mary Leigh Miller, Kathy Nelson, Melissa Ridenour, Doug Rowe, Nancy Scott, Christine Scimia, Nan Siegel, Holly Starr-Cvetich, Michael Weiner, Cynthia White

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation

Your Donation Dollars at Work: The Friends of CAE Foundation has provided over 500 children and adults with scholarships for performing and visual art classes. The positive impact on families and individuals who otherwise would not be able to participate because of financial need is considerable. This access is made possible through the generous donation of community leaders, donors and patrons like you. In addition to scholarships, the foundation is focused on program support such as the recent procurement of six pianos, installation of donated sprung floors for the dance program, and support for an elite jazz band education clinic. In addition, the foundation has launched a merit scholar program.

“We hope the students who go through our programs will have a lifelong appreciation of the arts.”

CAE Instructor

Best of the Best Awarded In Music Scholar Program In honor of kathy nelson’s retirement The Friends Of CAE Foundation has named this inaugural scholarship program in honor of Kathy Nelson, retired CAE Program Manager for her lifetime commitment to the Civic Arts Education program. Four merit scholars in music were announced in late May. Each scholar received a $250 award to be used within the CAE program. Students were judged based on level-appropriate technique as determined by an impartial professional in the music industry. See website for merit scholar announcements. The Friends of Civic Arts Foundation will in the future be growing the merit scholar program within performance, dance, and other arts categories in an effort to celebrate all branches of the Civic Arts Education programs. For more information, please call 925-9435648 or email friendsofcae@walnut-creek.org.

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Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation special thanks to our community members for a successful fundraiser!

200 GUESTS 150 CONTRIBUTORS party

who enjoyed

an evening of philanthropy

amazingly generous

including the Board of Directors, Volunteers,

1MISSION

Sponsors and Businesses

to insure local arts education for our community Thanks to Our Major Sponsors Bank of the West Chairs for Affairs Coit Financial Group Havana Restaurant Le Gateau Elegant Michael & Denise Weiner Steve & Candace Taylor SummerHill Apartment Communities Wilma Lott Catering

Thanks to Our Major Donors Darrell Hill Studio Joe Starkey John Gravell Julianna’s Personal Chef & Catering & Picazo Winery Little River Inn, Mendocino Marriott Hotel, Walnut Creek Mendocino Soroptimists Nimbus Arts, St. Helena Ovid Winery Peter Chastain & Prima Restaurant Stephen Joseph Photography Sue and Dick Rainey Tiffany & Co Whale’sTail Inn, Mendocino

Thanks to Our Sponsors & Donors 2013 Walnut Creek Art Commissioners American Conservatory Theater Ann Saavedra Designs Art & Christine Scimia Arts Council for Monterey County

Aurora Theatre Company Bankhead Theater Bell Investment Advisors Berkeley West Edge Opera Blackhawk Museum Blow Dry Bar Bob Brittain Bobbi & Seymour Rubinstein Bob Simmons Boundary Oak Golf Course Carlos Velilla& Clarita Cardenas Center Repertory Company Childrens Discovery Museum of San Jose Chris Kanyusik Ceramics Cindy Silva, WC Mayor City of Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education Clos Pegase Cobb’s Comedy Club Concannon Vineyards David VanderJagt Darioush Diablo Ballet Diablo Regional Arts Association, Peggy White Director Doug Rowe East Bay Nature Elevation Salon and Café Feathered Follies Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Forma Sports and Fitness Freight & Salvage Coffee House Gerry Wallace Ceramics Great America Harvest Market Hess Winery Jim and Kathy Jakel Joe Bologna Joel Bryden, WC Police Chief

Michael & Denise Weiner

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Karen Lile Kayak Connection Karen and Michel Lile Laury Joseph Lavanda Spa & Boutique Le Gateau Elegant LeMor Designs Linda RimacColberg Livermore Valley Opera Maria Maria Restaurants Mary Leigh Miller Massimo’s Restaurant Melissa Joy Manning Mendocino Soroptomists Michael Butler & Timothy Near Mount Diablo Interpretive Association Nan Siegel Nuerot Glass Studio Oakland Zoo Omnibus Organizing Opera San Jose Peets Coffee Pet Food Express Pier 39 Renaissance Club Sport Richards Art Marketplace Roswitha Kress Round Hill Country Club Ruth Bancroft Garden Salvatore Restaurant San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Fire Department San Francisco Forty Niners San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Symphony San Jose Museum of Quilts &Textiles Shirley Nootbar Skin Spirit Sky High Sports

Steve & Candace Taylor

St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery Stelle Bistro Steve Silver’s Productions Inc., Beach Blanket Babylon Sunrise Bistro and Catering Susan Reynolds Photography The Bedford Gallery The Cheesecake Factory The Jungle Island Fun & Adventure The Retreat Day Spa The San Francisco Creamery The Walt Disney Family Museum Thirteen Salon Tom Crews Triptych Restaurant Walnut Creek Police Chief Walnut Creek Yacht Club We Olive

Thanks to Our In-Kind Donors

Consignment Plus, Walnut Creek Richards, Alamo The Unique Trading Post, Martinez Leanne of Balloon Thrills Liz Payne Matt Bolender Sally Hogarty) Maureen Pettit, All American Signs Cornucopia for the popcorn treats Thea Sorscher Annabel Zammit KarenQuesada Cyndi Hashimoto Cindy Schultz Ria Halim Bobbi Ireland The many friends of Civic Arts & the Walnut Creek community


Calendar EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

May 17 & 18

JUNE 28 & 29

YTC performances of “Little Mermaid Jr”, Del Valle Theatre, Fri; 7pm, Sat; 11am, 2pm & 7pm; tickets $16.75, groups $12

Youth Theatre Company Summer Theatre performances of “Legally Blonde Jr.”, Del Valle Theatre, Fri; 7pm, Sat; 2pm & 7pm; tickets $16.75, groups $12

May 19

Music School Student Recital, Shadelands Art Center, 11:30am

JULY 2

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

May 28

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

JULY 3 - SEPT 19

Michael Warwick, May 29 & 31

Lorraine Castillo

photography exhibit, Boundry Oak

Spring Dance Performance, Shadelands, 7pm; tickets $10 Michael Warwick AUG 2

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

MAY 30 - JULY 17

CAE Photo Forum Members photography exhibit; Shadelands

Aug 6

May 30

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

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

Registration for Fall

JUNE 6 - JULY 31

classes begins

Jeffrey Smith, photography exhibit, 1st Floor City Hall

Aug 8

Jazz Band Concert,

June 17

Shadelands, 7:30pm;

Summer classes begin; Arts Adventures & Academics begins, continues through July 19

tickets $10

Jeff Smith

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HEALTH & FITNESS

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Youth

Adults

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Adults 50+

CAMPS 51-62 Youth

DOG/PET CARE 42

Adults

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CAMPS

FOOD

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& COOKING

RJ Muna

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SCIENCE CAMPS

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Adults

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PERSONAL

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ENRICHMENT

RECREATION

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SOCIAL DANCE 46

Youth

46-47 Adults 47

Adults 50+

MARTIAL ARTS 48 Youth SPORTS 49-52 Youth

Youth

Walnut Creek Recreation

AQUATICS

The Recreation Division is proud to provide the

63-69 Youth

Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of pro-

63-65 Adults

grams and activities that improve physical and emo-

ADULTS 50+ 70-73

Adults 50+

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

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PRESCHOOL 2 Youth

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Health & Fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS

A D U LT

Adi-Yoga “Open Gate” “Adi” means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is an authentic classical hatha yoga which brings together restorative meditative movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation). Adi-Yoga helps cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce daily stress and improve your sense of well-being. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $124: 11 classes

Class 22853

Mon

7:30pm-8:50pm

6/17-8/26

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $113: 10 classes

Class 22850

Thu

9:30am-10:50am

6/20-8/29

Thu

5:30pm-6:50pm

6/20-8/29

No class 7/4

Class 22851 No class 7/4

AGES 1½-3

Gymnastics-Parent/Child

A D U LT

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

Hatha Yoga Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment. Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc.

strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring

$73: 5 classes

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

Class 22719

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

6/4-7/9

No class 6/11

before class. INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Class 22720

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

7/16-8/20

No class 8/13

$91: 9 classes

Class 22555

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/17-8/19

10:35am-11:35am

6/22-8/24

No class 8/5

AGES 3-5

$87: 8 classes

Gymnastics-Preschool

Class 22558

Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength,

Sat

No class 8/3, 8/10

coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use.

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc.

$91: 9 classes

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 22556

$73: 5 classes

Class 22721

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

6/4-7/9

No class 6/11

Class 22722

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

6/19-8/21

INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

10:15am-11:00am

No class 8/13

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Wed

No class 8/7

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7/16-8/20

$95: 8 classes

Class 22557

Fri

10:00am-11:30am

6/21-8/9


Health & Fitness A D U LT

A D U LT

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Tai Chi & Chi Kung

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

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

fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function,

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

coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and

in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai

brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements

Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

progress to complex active movements.

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through

INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$63: 8 classes

$89: 7 classes

Class 22671

Class 22673

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

7/18-8/29

Class 22672

A D U LT

Pilates: Slow Method Flexband/Roller A blend of traditional Pilates mat work and the Slow Method, this class takes Pilates to a whole new level. The roller adds elements

Thu

9:00am-10:00am

6/13-8/8

Sat

9:00am-10:00am

6/15-8/10

No class 7/4

No class 7/6

A D U LT

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

NEW | U-Jam Fitness

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

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

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination

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

all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout.

around the world from old school hip-hop to Bollywood with an athletic, intense cardio workout that makes you sweat, tones your

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

INSTRUCTOR : April Crosby

$135: 11 classes

Class 22840

Wed

body and leaves your body craving for more!

9:30am-10:20am

6/5-8/28

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $133: 13 classes

No class 6/12, 8/14

Class 22838 A D U LT

Pilates: Slow Method Magic Circle/Flexband

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/5-8/28

10:30am-11:30am

6/8-8/24

$123: 12 classes

Class 22839

Sat

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. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $135: 11 classes

Class 22841

Mon

9:30am-10:20am

6/3-8/26

No class 6/10, 8/12

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Health & Fitness

A D U LT

A D U LT

Zumba

Boomers Broadway Boogie

Zumba fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and

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

dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled

but energetic song and dance routines to lively show tunes

interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise

from musical theatre favorites. No dance or singing experience

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

necessary. This total mind and body workout will improve your

easy to follow.

balance, coordination, endurance, and flexibility while keeping your brain agile and your heart light. Spark your creativity and

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $123: 12 classes

Class 22666

Tue

increase your musicality in a playful and supportive atmosphere. INSTRUCTORS : Sheryl Weiss LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/4-8/27

No class 8/13

$85: 8 classes

Class 22507

Mon

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/10-8/5

No class 7/1

A D U LT

Zumba Fitness and Toning Combo Class (1/2 & 1/2) Take your Zumba Fitness to a new level. In addition to spicing up your monotonous aerobics class with inspirational, sizzling, low-impact Latin music and moves, you will also sculpt your body and build muscle endurance with light resistance. This class will use ‘Zumba toning sticks,’ 1-lb. or 2.5-lb. weights that shake like maracas (available in advance from instructor), or bring your own weights.

NEW | PrimeTime broadway Cabaret This new class let’s you indulge your passion for musicals on stage and screen, try something fun and sneak in some exercise too! We’ll do easy routines with simple movements set to your favorite show tunes from Hollywood, Broadway and beyond. This is a way to work your mind and body at the same time you improve your balance and coordination. Class is geared toward those with no dance experience so you can work at your own level. Wear

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

comfortable clothing and supportive shoes.

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

Class 22667

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Thu

INSTRUCTORS : Sheryl Weiss LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

7:30pm-8:30pm

No class 7/4, 8/15

6/6-8/29

$85: 8 classes

Class 23295 No class 7/4

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6/13-8/8


Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Seniorcise

Gentle Exercise

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

Increase your mobility, vitality and well being. Improve your

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone

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

your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your

weights and come exercise to wonderful big band music!

body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $64: 11 classes

Class 22499

Mon

to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing. Come and have fun with Gentle Exercise.

3:00pm-4:00pm

6/3-8/19

No class 7/1

Class 22500

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

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Wed

3:00pm-4:00pm

6/5-8/21

No class 7/3

A D U LT S 5 0 +

$33: 4 classes

Class 22489

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

6/7-6/28

Class 22490

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

7/5-7/26

1:00pm-2:00pm

8/2-8/30

$41: 5 classes

Zumba for Beginners

Class 22491

Fri

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.

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium $53: 10 classes

Wed

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

1:45pm-2:30pm

6/19-8/28

rate; and restorative poses to relieve stress. Before registering for class, please call instructor at (925) 462-5285.

No class 7/3

Class 22512

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash

Class 22511

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Fri

1:45pm-2:30pm

6/21-8/30

No class 7/5

INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $91: 11 classes

Class 22492

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Thu

8:45am-10:00am

6/6-8/22

No class 7/4

Chair Yoga This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of on the floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility or for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to class. Before registering for this class, please call the instructor at (925) 462-5285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $91: 11 classes

Class 22488

Thu

10:15am-11:15am

6/6-8/22

No class 7/4

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Dog/Pet Care

DOG/PET CARE

A D U LT

Dog: Help for Reactive Dogs Don’t let another walk feel like a disaster because your dog lunges at other dogs. Don’t stop taking your dog out in public because your dog loses his brain when a car goes by. Learn what makes your dog react, and the steps you can take to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. Please do not bring your dog the first day of class, but come ready to learn how to set your dog 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* $133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class

Class 22680

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

6/11-7/16

*6/11, 7/16 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center. A D U LT A D U LT

Dog Obedience: Beginning In this foundation class, your dog will learn how to walk nicely on

Dog Park Seminar: Dogs at Play

leash, sit and stay, come when called, not bolt through doors, not

Your dog knows you’re human, but can only relate to you as if you

jump up, behave when groomed or examined, and more. With

were a dog. Be a better dog owner by learning how to interpret

these skills your dog will have a more meaningful existence, will

and respond to your dog’s body language. This skill is mandatory

be handy around the house, and will be a welcome part of society.

for safe social activities, whether at the dog park or on a stroll. We

The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without

also discuss how to prepare your dog for dog park interactions,

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

proper dog and human etiquette, and fun ways to motivate your dog to want to come to you. Please do not bring your dog. This

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

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

$133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class

Class 22681

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

lesson is for the other end of the leash.

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

6/11-7/16

*6/11, 7/9 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center.

$28: 1 class

Class 22827

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

7/23

A D U LT

Dog Obedience: Off-Leash Preparation Now that your dog understands basic obedience, let us help you move on to the next step. Teach your dog to obey hand signals and voice commands from a distance of 20 feet. Improve your dog’s quality of life by working toward building behaviors off-leash such as down from a distance, waiting in place, walking at your side with your hands off the leash. This is a perfect class for people who enjoy training and want to take it to the next level.

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center* $133: 6 classes $25 supply fee due at first class

Tue

8:15pm-9:00pm

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all groups and individuals should call for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

6/11-7/16

*6/11, 7/9 classes meet at Civic Park Community Center.

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Prior to field or dog park use,

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc.

Class 22682

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Food & Cooking

FOOD & COOKING

AGES 4-12

Kids Cooking Camp - Italian Dinner Young chefs learn the basics of nutrition, grocery shopping, reading food labels, food and knife safety and the importance of proper clean up. Children learn how to make delicious, healthy food that builds their self esteem and supports their body. Menu: Focaccia, Fettuccine Alfredo, Peas Fiorentina, Insalata Caprese (salad), Osso Bucco (with Turkey or tofu) and Zuccotto (cake). INSTRUCTOR : Cooking with Kids Foundation LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $174: 3 classes $15 Supply fee due at first class.

Class 22467

Mon-Wed 12:00pm-2:00pm

8/12-8/14 ages 4-5

Class 22468

Mon-Wed 3:00pm-5:00pm

8/12-8/14 ages 6-12

A D U LT

Cooking with Chat Learn the secrets of Asian cuisine with Chef Chat Mingkwan this summer. With four different offerings to chose from, we’re sure you will find a delicious and fun opportunity to get in the kitchen and make something great with Chat! For any of these classes, students will need to bring a sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, hand towel, a beverage, and a to-go box. For Summer Sushi, you will also need to bring a bamboo mat. Take your pick from these great classes or take ‘em all!

Japanese Cooking Series Learn about Japanese cuisine and the cultural philosophy of sim-

Asian Grill & BBQ

plicity as we use basic ingredients to create traditional Japanese

Outdoor grilling is a popular cooking technique in Asia and in

meals. We’ll prepare easy appetizers, soups, salads, noodles and

some places happens year-round using rubs and marinades. Learn

main dishes. For our dinner each night, we’ll whip up five popular

to season with Asian herbs and spices such as lemongrass, kaffir,

fresh and light dishes including such favorites as yakitori, sukiyaki,

five-spice, curry, and sweet soy as we make a variety of grilled

teriyaki, and miso soup.

foods including Thai satay with peanut sauce, teriyaki, seafood curry paste, lemongrass chicken, fish in banana leaves, and more. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

Class 22707

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

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $134: 3 classes $40 supply fee due first class

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

Class 22705

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

6/13

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/22-8/5

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

Dim Sum

sweet flavor. Let’s make our sushi fresh, light, and clean with a

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

variety of seasonal and local offerings. Learn to prepare fresh

sweets gladden the heart and palate. We will learn to use a variety

ingredients for various toppings and learn simple techniques in

of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items, and learn

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

techniques of filling and wrapping delicious popular Asian snacks

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

such as pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broc-

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

coli, and sesame seed balls.

roll, and California roll.

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

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

$57: 1 class $15 SUPPLY fee due at class

Class 22706

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

8/19

Class 22668

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/11

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Personal Enrichment

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

A D U LT

Community CPR Learn the proper techniques for recognizing the signals of a heart attack and stroke, giving CPR, and applying first aid for choking victims of all ages. Other respiratory emergencies will be covered, including introduction in use of a defibrillator (AED). An EMS Community CPR certificate, good for two years, will be issued upon completion. INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center $38: 1 class $7 supply fee due at class

Class 22674

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

6/19

Class 22675

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/24

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

AGES 10-16

are good for two years. Class includes introduction in use of

Babysitting for Beginners

defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing.

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

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline,

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

how to get jobs, and ways to make babysitting fun for you and the kids. Basic first aid, general safety, and what to do in an emergency will also be covered. Students should dress to play and bring a lunch. Students will receive a certificate of completion. INSTRUCTOR : Suzy McCreary

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

Class 22676

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

6/8

Class 22677

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

7/20

Class 22678

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

8/10

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $51: 1 class

Class 22653

A D U LT

Sat

9:00am-2:30pm

6/22

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

AGES 16-18

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

NEW | Jump-Start Your College Apps! This is a workshop course for rising high school seniors - the Class of 2014. Guided by three professional college advisors, students will gain a thorough understanding of the college application process. With opportunities for small group work and one-on-

reactions. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). An EMS Safety Services certificate, good for two years, will be issued upon successful completion. Students may not audit this class.

one help, students will learn how to develop a “good fit� college

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

list, prepare a resume, draft a college essay, and create their

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

own application timeline to keep them organized and efficient

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

throughout the process. INSTRUCTOR : Pat Brands, Lee Oller, Sara Schroeder LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library $278: 4 classes

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Class 22679

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

7/10


Personal Enrichment A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Computers; An Introduction to Your PC

My Life Quilt: Past and Present

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

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

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

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

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

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

gain a basic knowledge of computer terminology, how to hookup

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

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

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

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

supports, and offers editing feedback and a warm resonance. Brief

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

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

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

to advanced writers.

from the start.

INSTRUCTOR : Margaret Irvin

INSTRUCTOR : Walter Sanchez

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library

$21: 3 classes

$45: 3 classes

Class 22510

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

6/4-6/18

Class 23252

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

7/9-7/23

Class 23253

Tue

10:00am-11:30am

8/6-8/20

Class 22508

Mon

10:15am-11:30am

6/17-7/1

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Internet Introduction: Discovering the Web

Over the Top Potholders

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

Discover your inner artist and create the perfect gift for the

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

gourmet cook (or for yourself) who has everything, a great

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

beginning handwork project to learn design concepts, embroidery

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

and appliqué based on the Crazy Patch style. Bring to the first

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

class 1/2 yard muslin, sharp scissors, dressmaker pins, four or five

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

coordinated pieces of fabric (new or recycled, plain and prints in

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

colors and fabrics you love), regular needles and color matching

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

threads. No experience necessary.

A D U LT S 5 0 +

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

INSTRUCTOR : M.J. Schuppert Wilson

INSTRUCTOR : Walter Sanchez

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library

$58: 2 classes

$45: 3 classes

Class 23298

Class 22509

Mon

10:15am-11:30am

Thu

10:00am-1:00pm

6/20-6/27

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Social Dance

SOCIAL DANCE

A D U LT

Tahitian Dance & Drumming This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas

AGES 5-18

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

Baton Twirling and Dance

and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student

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

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women

INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios

Class 22690

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/12-8/14

No class 7/3, 7/24

$39: 4 classes Beg/New Students

Tahitian I Women and Men (Beg)

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/6-6/27

Thu

Class 22691

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/12-8/14

No class 7/3, 7/24

Int/Continuing Students

Class 22725

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

$67: 8 classes

talent show, and join a competition team!

Class 22723

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

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/6-6/27

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)*

Class 22692

Wed

8:30pm-9:15pm

6/12-8/14

No class 7/3, 7/24

AGES 6-17

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures

Tahitian III Women and Men (Adv)*

Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn

Class 22693

the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and

No class 7/3, 7/24

neighboring islands for all levels.

*Registration per instructor’s approval only.

Wed

9:15pm-10:00pm

6/12-8/14

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

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

$63: 6 classes

$63: 6 classes

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg)

Class 22686

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

Tahitian Drumming/Music

6/15-8/3

Ages 6-12

No class 6/22, 7/6

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)*

Class 22687 Sat

Class 22689

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

6/15-8/3

No class 6/22, 7/6

10:30am-12:00pm

6/15-8/3

A D U LT

Ages 6-17

No class 6/22, 7/6

*Registration per instructor’s approval only.

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa Have a great time and learn foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz,

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

swing, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will

$63: 6 classes

make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg)

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

Class 22688 Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

6/12-7/31

No class 7/3, 7/24

Ages 8-17

so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome. INSTRUCTOR : Anna Magid LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $84: 6 classes

Class 22660

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7:00pm-7:55pm

6/24-7/29


Social Dance A D U LT

A D U LT

Argentine Tango

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

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

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

most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world.

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

Learning tango will open your possibilities for social connections

techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction

not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals,

will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin rhythm. Great

technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement

tips and lots of fun.

awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes. INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis

$39: 4 classes

7:30pm-8:30pm

6/6-6/27

Argentine Tango (Int)

Class 22656

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

6/6-6/27

7:30pm-8:30pm

7/11-8/8

Thu

6/6-6/27

Class 22659

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

7/11-8/8

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Tuesday Line Dance

8:30pm-9:30pm

new to line dancing or hasn’t danced for some time and wants to have a slower paced review. Lots of fun, great exercise and no pressure. The continuing class is designed for the student who has

Argentine Tango (Int)

Class 22657

6:30pm-7:30pm

line dances. The beginning class is perfect for someone who is

Argentine Tango (Beg)

Thu

Thu

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

$48: 5 classes

Class 22655

Class 22658 $48: 5 classes

Argentine Tango (Beg)

Thu

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

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 22654

INSTRUCTOR : Marcelo Solis

7/11-8/8

line dance experience or has completed the beginning course. INSTRUCTOR : Dennis McGuire LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

A D U LT

Line Dance

$52: 7 classes

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

Class 22504

Beginning

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

6/4-7/16

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

6/4-7/16

Tue

12:45pm-1:45pm

7/23-8/27

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

7/23-8/27

many returning dancers. This class is for the beginning line dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn how

Continuing

to line dance and review dances being taught in the immediate

Class 22502

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

$45: 6 classes

be devoted to introductory dances. Thentermediate class is for

Beginning

the improving and experienced dancer who wants to learn newer

Class 22505

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

Continuing

Class 22503

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $51: 6 classes Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int)

Class 22661

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

6/5-7/10

Class 22662

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

7/17-8/21

Line Dance (Int)

Class 22663

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

6/5-7/10

Class 22664

Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

7/17-8/21

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Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS

AGES 5-15

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 is taught nationwide. INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $123: 10 classes

Class 22785

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

6/21-8/23

AGES 5-60

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 : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $63: 5 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

Class 22787

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

6/18-7/16

Class 22788

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

7/23-8/20

Class 22789

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/21-7/19

Class 22790

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

7/26-8/23

Class 22791

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

6/22-7/20

Class 22792

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

7/27-8/24

learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over five years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups based on age if necessary. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

AGES 7-12

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

INSTRUCTOR : Bay Mountain Martial Arts

to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of

LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts

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

$91: 8 classes

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

Class 22763

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

6/24-8/12

and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a

Class 22764

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

6/25-8/13

uniform on the first day of class for $35.

Class 22765

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

INSTRUCTOR : Bay Mountain Martial Arts LOCATION Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts $107: 8 classes

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Class 22769

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

6/24-8/12

Class 22770

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

6/25-8/13


Sports

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.

LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $97: 8 classes

Class 22739

Mon

11:30am-12:00pm

6/24-8/12

Class 22740

Thu

9:30am-10:00am

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

Thu

5:30pm-6:00pm

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

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

Class 22741

AGES 4-5

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION : HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $97: 8 classes

Class 22749

Mon

10:00am-10:35am

6/24-8/12

Class 22755

Mon

6:00pm-6:35pm

6/24-8/12

Class 22750

Thu

10:40am-11:15am

6/20-8/15

Thu

6:30pm-7:05pm

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

Class 22751 No class 7/4

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

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Class 22742

Sat

11:00am-11:30am

7/6-8/24

Class 22743

Sat

11:35am-12:05pm

7/6-8/24

AGES 3½-4

$97: 8 classes

Class 22752

Sat

9:30am-10:05am

7/6-8/24

AGES 5-6

Tot Soccer

Soccer 1

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

Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, and age-specific defense. Fun skill games are played at every ses-

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

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

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

sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually.

$97: 8 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

Class 22744

Mon

9:30am-10:00am

6/24-8/12

Class 22745

Mon

5:30pm-6:00pm

6/24-8/12

Class 22746

Thu

10:10am-10:40am

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

Class 22747

Thu

6:00pm-6:30pm

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

$97: 8 classes

Class 22756

Mon

10:35am-11:20am

6/24-8/12

Class 22757

Mon

6:35pm-7:20pm

6/24-8/12

Class 22758

Thu

7:05pm-7:50pm

6/20-8/15

No class 7/4

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$97: 8 classes

Class 22748

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

Sat

9:00am-9:30am

7/6-8/24

$97: 8 classes

Class 22759

Sat

10:05am-10:50am

7/6-8/24

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AGES 7-10

Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages

Golf-Junior

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing and

Develop your skills with head golf pro and former PGA Tour player

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

Dave DeLong. This beginning class is designed for new golfers

mages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All

with minimal experience. The group lessons cover fundamentals

levels are welcome. Each participant receives a soccer jersey.

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Golf

$108: 8 classes

Class 22761

Mon

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

4:45pm-5:30pm

6/24-8/12

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Golf Course $78: 5 classes $5 ball fee due at each class

LOCATION : Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Golf Jr. Beginner

$108: 8 classes

Class 22732

Class 22762

Sat

10:50am-11:35am

Class 22181

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

7/6-8/24 8/12-8/16

ages 9-10

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

6/13-7/18

No class 7/4

A D U LT

Golf Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts,

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

former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Beginning golfers will learn fundamentals such as the swing, short game, rules and etiquette. Class size limited to 10 to ensure quality instruction. Bring a nine iron or pitching wedge to the first class. Clubs provided upon

session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If

request at class.

we are unable to schedule a make-up, credits will be issued.

INSTRUCTOR : Walnut Creek Golf LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Golf Course $93: 6 classes $5 ball fee to be paid at each class Beg/Int Women’s

A G E S 8 & up

Class 22734

Bowling

Tue

9:30am-10:30am

6/11-7/23

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

6/11-7/23

Tue

7:00pm-8:00pm

6/11-7/23

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

6/13-7/25

No class 7/2

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

Beg/Int Golf Coed

Class 22735 No class 7/2

INSTRUCTOR : Diablo Valley Bowl

Class 22736

LOCATION Bowling Lanes, Diablo Valley Bowl

No class 7/2

$93: 11 classes

Class 22793

Thu

10:00am-11:30am

6/6-8/22

No class 7/4

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Sports

SPORTS

Sports/Fitness Groups

Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums

CYO Sports

Tice Valley and Foothill Community Gymnasiums are available for

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

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

call (925) 256-8453.

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

ties, basketball/volleyball practices, luncheons, business meetings, etc.) with us. For further information call Leo Harrod or Wes Allnutt at (925) 256-3572

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

Oddyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information.

drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball

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

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

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at

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

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

Adult Summer Basketball League (925) 943-5899, ext. 5866

Thursday/Sunday

5-on-5

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

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

Baseball and Softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For more information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org. Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer (925) 941-4745

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com.

Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may

Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

be placed on a waiting list by emailing Hope Keung at Keung@

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages

walnut-creek.org.

6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org.

adult Volleyball leagues 943-5899, ext. 5866 Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s Registration packets for the Monday summer adult volleyball coed league and Wednesday Women’s 4’s will be available at the Tice Valley Gym.

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11, including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto www.wcyaa.com for information. jazzercise (925) 947-6987

Designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and low-impact options. Classes are ongoing. Register anytime. Tice Valley Gym 8 classes $50.00 Unlimited $60.00 Mon- Thu; 9:00 am, 6:15 pm Fri; 9 am, 5:45 pm

Drop-in Volleyball

Sat; 8:30 am, Sun; 9:00 am

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

Fitness Programs Information about our fitness classes can be found on page 38-41.

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

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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. Children enjoy all-day excursions (Wed or Thu) and swimming at Heather Farm pool (Mon, Wed, Fri). Each week features a themed special event. A camp T-shirt is included with each registration. Must be 6 years old at the start of the session. LOCATION Bancroft Elementary School Multi-use Room Drop Off/Pick Up : Campers are dropped off at Bancroft Elementary 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 $286

EXTENDED CARE $313

NEW | Half Day $133

Regular Care 9:00am-4:30pm

Extended Care 7:00am-6:00pm

NEW | Half Day 9:00am-12:30pm

Half Day program includes the all-day trip. See description each week for trip day info. Half Day does not include Special Event. No Class 7/4* 4-day Price: $25.00 off for 4-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: Pirates 6/17-6/21

Trip: Bowling and Movie Special Event: Carnival ($5 fee) Class 22245 (Ext.) Class 22246 (Reg.) Class 22439 (Half Day) Week 2: Under the Sea 6/24-28

*Week 3: Red, White and Blue Palooza 7/1 – 7/5

Week 5: Dragons, Wizards and Elves 7/15 – 7/19

Week 7: Spy Camp 7/29 – 8/2

Trip: Jelly Belly Factory/

Trip: Boomers/Rock and Jump

Trip: Great America

Scandia

Special Event: Messy, Sloppy

Special Event: Scavenger Hunt

Special Event: Boogie for the

Fun

Class 22257 (Ext.)

Red, White, and Blue Soc Hop

Class 22253 (Ext.)

Class 22258 (Reg.)

Class 22249 (Ext.)

Class 22254 (Reg.)

Class 22445 (Half Day)

Class 22250 (Reg.)

Class 22443 (Half Day)

Class 22441 (Half Day)

Trip: Waterworld Special Event: Water Day Class 22247 (Ext.) Class 22248 (Reg.) Class 22440 (Half Day)

Week 6: Safari Camp

Week 8: Through the Decades 8/5 – 8/9

Week 4: Wacky Week 7/8 – 7/12

7/22 – 7/26

Trip: Roller Skating and Movie

Trip: San Francisco Zoo

Special Event: Tournament of

Trip: Discovery Kingdom

Special Event: Sports Day

Champions

Special Event: Talent Showcase

Class 22255 (Ext.)

Class 22259 (Ext.)

Class 22251 (Ext.)

Class 22256 (Reg.)

Class 22260 (Reg.)

Class 22252 (Reg.)

Class 22444 (Half Day)

Class 22446 (Half Day)

Class 22442 (Half Day) AGES 6-13 Week 9: Bowling Camp with Walnut Creek Sports Camp 8/12-8/16

Thursday Trip: Waterworld Special Event: Sports Day Class 22210 (Ext.) Class 22211 (Reg.) Class 22244 (Half Day)

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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 of the sessions with a 9th week session 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 (Mon, Wed, Fri), recreational games and field trips (Wed or Thu) are all part of each session. LOCATION Foothill Community Gymnasium 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. Fees: REGULAR CARE $286

EXTENDED CARE $313

Half Day $133

Regular Care 9:00am-4:30pm

Extended Care 7:00am-6:00pm

Half Day 9:00am-12:30pm

Half Day program includes the all-day trip. See description each week for trip day info. Half Day does not include Special Event. No Class 7/4* 4-day Price: $25.00 off for 4-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: 6/17-6/21

*Week 3: 7/1-7/5

Week 5: 7/15-7/19

Week 7: 7/29-8/2

Trip: Bowling and Movie

Trip: Jelly Belly Factory/

Trip: Boomers, Rock and Jump

Trip: Great America

Special Event: Carnival ($5 fee)

Scandia

Special Event: Messy, Sloppy

Special Event: Scavenger Hunt

22206 Golf Ext.

Special Event: Sock Hop

Fun

22218 Soccer Ext.

22207 Golf Reg.

22198 Flag Football Ext.

22202 Lacrosse Ext.

22219 Soccer Reg.

22228 Golf Half Day

22199 Flag Football Reg.

22203 Lacrosse Reg.

22240 Soccer Half Day

22196 Tennis Ext.

22232 Flag Football Half Day

22236 Lacrosse Half Day

22208 Volleyball Ext.

22197 Tennis Reg.

22204 Basketball Ext.

22200 Soccer Ext.

22209 Volleyball Reg.

22229 Tennis Half Day

22205 Basketball Reg.

22201 Soccer Reg.

22241 Volleyball Half Day

22233 Basketball Half Day

22237 Soccer Half Day

Trip: A’s vs. Reds

Week 4: 7/8-7/12

Week 6: 7/22-7/26

Trip: Roller Skating, Movie

Special Event: Water Day

Trip: Discovery Kingdom

Trip: San Francisco Zoo

Special Event: Tournament of

22194 Multisport Ext.

Special Event: Talent Show

Special Event: Sports Day

Champions

22195 Multisport Reg.

22216 Multisport Ext.

22226 Multisport Ext.

22222 Golf Ext.

22230 Multisport Half Day

22217 Multisport Reg.

22227 Multisport Football Reg.

22223 Golf Reg.

22212 Baseball Ext.

22234 Multisport Half Day

22238 Multisport Half Day

22242 Golf Half Day

22213 Baseball Reg.

22214 Tennis Ext.

22220 Basketball Ext.

22224 Multisport Ext.

22231 Baseball Half Day

22215 Tennis Reg.

22221 Basketball Reg.

22225 Multisport Reg.

22235 Tennis Half Day

22239 Basketball Half Day

22243 Multisport Half Day

Week 2: 6/24-6/28

Week 8: 8/5-8/9

AGES 6-13 Week 9: 8/12-8/16

Trip: Waterworld Special Event: Sports Day 22210 Bowling Ext. 22211 Bowling Reg. 22244 Bowling Half Day

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Camps AGES 4-6

AGES 3-5

Camp Tenderfoot

Camp Little Walnut

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

Summer at Camp Little Walnut is filled with fun, excitement and

camp experience. Children build confidence and develop social

enthusiasm. Our age-appropriate games and activities build con-

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

fidence and inspire independence on a daily basis. Little Walnuts

Our warm, nurturing staff provides age-appropriate arts and crafts,

will enjoy exploring their creativity while making new friends.

games, water play and other exciting adventures designed to pro-

Each week includes special themed activities and adventures

mote creativity and socialization. Campers must be potty-trained.

designed to delight kids and keep them excited and eager to come

Each session revolves around a special theme that includes a daily

back every morning. Each day, our trained staff, help campers

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

build self-esteem and improve their social skills while having a

days. A camp t-shirt is included with each registration. Must be 3

wonderful time. A camp T-shirt is included with each registration.

years old at the start of the session.

Must be 4 years old at the start of the session.

LOCATION Back Patio, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

Sessions are 2 weeks, Mon-Thu

$102: 5 classes $83: 4 Classes, Week 3 (7/1 - 7/5)*

Session 2 only, Mon-Wed & Fri, Mon-Thu*

NO CLASS 7/4

$158.00

Week 1: Pirates

8 classes

Class 22261

NO CLASS 7/4

9:00am-11:30am

Week 2: Diggin’ for Dinos

Session 1: Summer Beach Bash

6/17–6/27

Class 22262

Session 2: Animal Adventures

Week 3: Under the Sea

Class 22270

7/1-7/11

Class 22263

7/15-7/25

Class 22264

Class 22269

9:30am-12:00pm

9:30am-12:00pm

9:30am-12:00pm

9:00am-11:30am

6/24-6/28

7/1-7/5

9:00am-11:30am

7/8-7/12

9:00am-11:30am

7/15-7/19

Week 5: Local Heroes

Session 4: Seasons

Class 22272

9:00am-11:30am

Week 4: Bugs and Butterflies

Session 3: Wacky World

Class 22271

6/17–6/21

9:30am-12:00pm

7/29-8/8

Class 22265

Week 6: Olympics Week

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

9:00am-11:30am

7/22-7/26

9:00am-11:30am

7/29-8/2

Week 7: Safari Week

Class 22267

Crafts and games, socialization, and tons of fun can be

Week 8: Summer Beach Bash-Island Getaway

found in both programs, but there are some differences.

Class 22268

Tenderfoot campers are a little younger than our Little Walnuts. 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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9:00am-11:30am

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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 for your child. 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) this does not mean that we are able to provide 1 to 1 care for your child during the camp. Register separately for trips. Trips include Kayaking at Lake Cahbot, Cardboard Boat Races, & Oakland Zoo. Registration cost includes $25 supply fee. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $250: 4 CLASSES

$207: 3 CLASSES, WEEK 2 (7/1 – 7/3)*

Week 1

Class 22361

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

6/24-6/27

Mon-Wed

9:00am-3:00pm

7/1-7/3

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

7/8-7/11

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

7/15-7/18

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

7/22-7/25

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

7/29-8/1

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

8/5-8/8

Mon-Thu

9:00am-3:00pm

8/12-8/15

Week 2

Class 22362 Week 3

Class 22363 Week 4

GRADES 6-9

Class 22372

Teen Camp

Week 5

Looking for something to do during the summer? Don’t be

Class 22373

bored, come to teen camp! Enjoy hanging out with your peers as

Week 6

you enjoy plenty of recreational activities, field trips to various

Class 22374

amusement parks, and swimming. Build friendships and create

Week 7

memories with other local teens. This camp is designed for teens

Class 22375

and is geared toward the independent teen.

Week 8

Drop-off and pick up is at the Gazebo at Civic Park. *Trips subject to change.

Class 22376

Cardboard Boat Races Heather Farm

$314: 5 classes

Mon–Fri

9:00am-5:00pm

$53: 1 class

Class 22367 Class

Date

Mon

Tues

Wed

22421 6/17- Bowling, 6/21 Pizza, Movie

A’s game

Mystery Discovery WaterDay Kingdom world USA

22422 6/24- Bowling, 6/28 Pizza, Movie

Roller Skating

Mystery Great Day America

Waterworld USA

22423 7/87/12

Rockin’ Jump

Mystery Great Day America

Waterworld USA

San Fran cisco

Mystery Discovery WaterDay Kingdom world USA

Bowling, Pizza, Movie

22424 7/15- Bowling, 7/19 Pizza, Movie

Thurs

Fri

9:00am-10:00am

7/19

Fri

Kayaking at Lake Chabot Marina $73: 1 class

Class 22368

Fri

9:00am-10:00am

8/2

9:00am-3:00pm

6/28

Oakland Zoo $63: 1 class

Class 22370

Fri

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Sports Camps AGES 4½-10

AGES 6-12

Kidz Love Soccer Camp

Skyhawks Sports Camps

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

Skyhawks provides a wide variety of fun, safe and positive

recreational environment. Learn and practice soccer skills includ-

programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such

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

as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship. Our programs are de-

players will work on developing advanced dribbling skills and

signed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while

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

fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. Our patient

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

and knowledgeable staff use a variety of skill-building games

soccer ball and KLS jersey.

and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of the sport. Since 1979 Skyhawks has taught over one

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

million boys and girls life lessons through sports. Please view our

LOCATION Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Sports Fields

website at www.skyhawks.com for further information.

$169: 5 classes

Class 22177

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

6/10-6/14

ages 4½-6

Class 22178

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

8/12-8/16

ages 4½-6

Class 22179

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

6/10-6/14

ages 7-8

Class 22180

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

8/12-8/16

ages 7-8

A ges 3 - 4 Tiny-Hawk Sports Camp

Designed for children 3-4 years of age, this camp introduces the essentials of Baseball, Basketball and Soccer. Through games and

AGES 7-16

activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and

Golf Camp with Dave DeLong

skill development. Must be toilet trained in order to participate. All

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

participants receive a merit award. The participant-to-coach ration

advanced junior golfer, this camp is the right place to develop the

is approximately 6:1. Participants should being appropriate cloth-

skills necessary to become a better golfer while having fun. Your

ing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen.

child will receive professional instruction from the basics of grip

$99.00

and stance to the finer points of swing mechanics while learn-

Class 22455

Mon-Wed

Field 4

Heather Farm Park

9:00am-11:00am

7/1-7/3

ing essential life skills in a supportive environment. All campers play 27 holes on Boundary Oak’s championship golf course and celebrate on the final day with an awards ceremony. All golfers must bring equipment or equipment may be rented upon request for $35.

A ges 4 - 7 Mini-Hawk Sports Camp

This multi-sport program gives young children ages 4 to 7 a posi-

INSTRUCTOR : Dave DeLong, PGA member and Instruction Direc-

tive first step into athletics. Baseball, basketball and soccer are

tor at Boundary Oak

taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encourage-

LOCATION Pro Shop, Boundary Oak Golf Course

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

$299: 4 classes

were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement,

Class 22158

Mon-Thu

7:30am-12:30pm

6/24-6/27

Class 22159

Mon-Thu

7:30am-12:30pm

7/8-7/11

Class 22160

Mon-Thu

7:30am-12:30pm

7/15-7/18

Class 22161

Mon-Thu

7:30am-12:30pm

7/22-7/25

Class 22162

Mon-Thu

7:30am-12:30pm

7/29-8/1

Class 22163

Mon-Thu

7:30am-12:30pm

8/12-8/15

hand/eye coordination and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of these young athletes. All participants receive a soccer ball, t-shirt and merit award. The participant-to-coach ratio is approximately 8:1 Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen. Instructor: Skyhawks Staff $179

9:00am-12:00pm

6/17-6/21

Class 22435

Field 4

9:00am-12:00pm

7/8-7/12

Class 22436

Field 4

9:00am-12:00pm

8/5-8/9

$179

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Class 22434

Mon-Fri

TVCG

Tice Valley Field

9:00am-12:00pm

7/15-7/19


Sports Camps A ges 6 - 8 Skyhawks Soccer Camp

The #1 camp for learning the fundamentals of soccer. Using our progressional curriculum, campers will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for their next step into soccer. All participants receive a soccer ball, t-shirt and player evaluation certificate. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, shin guards, soccer or running shoes and sunscreen. $179

Mon-Fri

Class 22427

Field 4

Heather Farm Park

9:00am 12:00pm

8/5-8/9

A ges 6 - 8 Skyhawks Baseball Camp

Learn the fundamentals of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, and 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. All participants receive a t-shirt and player evaluation certificate. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes, a baseball glove and sunscreen. $179

Mon-Fri

Class 22429

Field 4

Heather Farm Park

9:00am-12:00pm

7/29-8/2

A ges 5 - 9 A ges 6 - 8

Skyhawks Beginning Golf Camp

Campers will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, and

Skyhawks Basketball Camp

body positioning. Using the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system

This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginner to

we have simplified instruction so that young players can make an

intermediate players. Using our progressional curriculum we teach

effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided.

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

All participants receive a t-shirt and merit award. Participants

better athletes. All participants receive a basketball, t-shirt and

should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, run-

player evaluation certificate. Participants should bring appropriate

ning shoes and sunscreen.

clothing, two snacks, a water bottle and gym shoes.

$179

Mon-Fri

Heather Farm Park

$179 Gym

Mon-Fri

7/22-7/26

Class 22430

Court 1

Register through Walnut Creek Recreation at

A ges 6 - 8

Class 22425

Field 4

9:00am-12:00pm

6/24-6/28

Class 22426

Field 4

9:00am-12:00pm

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Tice Valley Community

9:00am-12:00pm

7/8-7/12

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 in a fun and positive environment. The week ends with the Sky-

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hawks Sports Bowl! All participants receive a football, t-shirt and player evaluation certificate. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, two snacks, a water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen. $179

Class 22431

Mon-Fri

Field 4

Heather Farm Park

9:00am-12:00pm

6/17-6/21

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Personal Enrichment Camps

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT AGES 4-8

Spanish CampA Walk through the Jungle Hola amigos! Hello friends! Vamos a divertirnos con los animales de la selva. Let’s go and have fun with the jungle animals. Your child will learn Spanish through music, role play and scavenger hunts. Using their imagination, campers will swing with the monkeys and swim with the crocodiles. INSTRUCTOR : Miriam Lattanzi LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $198: 5 classes $5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22175

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

6/24-6/28

AGES 5-12

Kids’ Carpentry Camp

AGES 6-13

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and

Chess Camp

applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

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

The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while

to continue chess education. Camp includes chess instruction,

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

tournament games, as well as outdoor activities. All equipment is

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

provided. Lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow way and are

and wood are provided. Participants must be at least entering

offered to all levels: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. All

kindergarten in the fall. Our motto is: Building confidence

participants will receive trophies at the end of camp.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Director Michael Glass and his wife Jeab LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $95: 4 classes $33 supply fee due at first class.

$190: 5 classes

Class 22164

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/24-6/28

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 22166

Mon-Thu

9:30am-11:00am

6/17-6/20

Class 22167

Mon-Thu

11:00am-12:30pm

6/17-6/20

$190: 5 classes

Class 22168

Mon-Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

6/17-6/20

Class 22165

Class 22169

Mon-Thu

9:30am-11:00am

7/8-7/11

Class 22170

Mon-Thu

11:00am-12:30pm

7/8-7/11

Class 22171

Mon-Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

7/8-7/11

Class 22172

Mon-Thu

9:30am-11:00am

7/29-8/1

Class 22173

Mon-Thu

11:00am-12:30pm

7/29-8/1

Published writers will introduce campers to different creative

Class 22174

Mon-Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

7/29-8/1

writing techniques. Campers learn time-tested methods to

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/8-7/12

AGES 7-13

NEW | Creative Writing Camp

overcome writer’s block, freeing them to compose short stories, poems and skits. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool $213: 5 classes $15 supply fee due at first class.

Class 22842

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9:30am-12:30pm

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Science & Technology Camps

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AGES 7-13

NEW | Essay Writing Camp Learn the art of writing essays. In addition to planning and outlining essays properly before writing, campers will learn to use topic sentences, hooks, thesis statements, and transitional words in order to make their essays flow. They will also learn ways to add supporting details in order to write stronger essays. INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool $213: 5 classes $15 supply fee due at first class

Class 22843

Mon-Fri

1:30pm-4:30pm

7/29-8/2

AGES 7-13

NEW | Narrative Essay Camp Students will learn to write the narrative essay, which focuses on developing an ability to write in the first person and to follow a linear narrative structure. Depending on their age, students will write three- or five-paragraph essays, which is the structure favored by school teachers. They also will learn how to plan and outline their essays properly before writing, as well as how to revise their essays.

AGES 4-5

Future Geniuses Inspire young minds with the hands-on science program!

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC

Tailored for pre-school and kindergarteners, this camp will use the

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool

scientific method to uncover the mysteries of motion and energy. We will experiment with everything from color to structures,

$213: 5 classes $15 supply fee due at first class

Class 22847

Mon-Fri

1:30pm-4:30pm

and from music to space! Each day includes a related take-home 8/12-8/16

project. INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

AGES 7-13

$140: 3 classes

NEW | Story Writing Camp The five elements of story writing will be the focus during this

Class 22337

Mon-Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/1-7/3

session. Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. They will progress into genre writing and learn how each genre has its own set of particular rules that drives character creation, setting, and plot.

AGES 5-7

Jedi Engineering with LEGO速 Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering

INSTRUCTOR : Lekha Publishers, LLC

principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing

LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool

and refining X-Wings, R2-units, and settlements on far-flung

$213: 5 classes $15 supply fee due at first class

edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine

Class 22844

Mon-Fri

9:30am-12:30pm

to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy 8/12-8/16

catapults, shield generators and defense turrets. A new offering of original designs for young Jedi. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $248: 5 classes

Class 22349

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

8/19-8/23

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Science & Technology Camps

AGES 6-8

AGES 5-7

Lift-Off with LEGO®

NEW | Only Owls Workshop

Do you wish you could fly? Do you dream of breaking the sound

Owls are our silent neighbors, coming out at night to work and

barrier, or landing on Mars? This camp is for you! Build LEGO®

play. Discover what they eat by dissecting an owl pellet, and make

models of every kind of flying machine, from wings that flap like

an owl craft to take home. Meet a live owl, and explore what

a bird’s to P-51 Mustangs and NASA rockets. Discover how real-

makes them so special.

world aircraft and spacecraft actually fly!

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$33: 1 class

$248: 5 classes $10 Supply fee due at first class

Class 22854

Class 22356

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

7/22-7/26

Thu

10:00am-12:00pm

6/20

AGES 6-9

NEW | Basic Electronics and LEGO® Camp

AGES 5-7

Pre-Engineering with LEGO® Camp

Experience this exciting hands-on, engaging, and fun camp! Jr.

Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Build cities, bridg-

Circuits and then switch gears into building awesome projects with

es, motorized cars and planes. With access to over 100,000 pieces

LEGO® bricks. Students learn team work, problem solving, public

of LEGO®, students build what they have only dreamed of with the

speaking and cooperation all while having fun!

support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering instructor. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

$248: 5 classes

Mon-Fri

INSTRUCTOR : Fariba Namazi LOCATION Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Preschool

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 22345

Engineers will kick off the day by exploring electronics with Snap

$193: 5 classes

Class 22783 9:00am-12:00pm

Mon-Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

8/5-8/9

6/10-6/14 AGES 6-10

AGES 5-7

Secret Agent Lab Camp

Super Heroes with LEGO®

Journey into the world of detection, spy science, and forensics.

Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and

Campers will examine the science behind the spy tools made

vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes

famous by the world’s greatest spies! We will reconstruct activities

them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! An expe-

using scientific methods and use the science of cryptology to send

rienced Play-Well instructor guides young heroes as they design,

and decode secret messages. Kids take home their own spy tools

build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve

each day!

any conflict.

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $150: 3 classes

Class 22354 60

Mon-Wed

$231: 5 classes

Class 22340 9:00am-12:00pm

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Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/15-7/19


Science & Technology Camps AGES 6-11

AGES 6-11

Flight Academy

World Scientist

Explore the fundamentals of flight, learn characteristics of the

Spend time in the lab learning the tools and techniques that

planets and discover the wonders of the Milky Way. See how air

scientists use while conducting hands-on projects. Campers will

and wind affect kites, hot air balloons and parachutes. Adventure

conduct solar experiments, explore predator/prey relationships,

into rocketry. Take-homes include the new Mad Science Skyblazer

create an insect habitat, and more. Campers will take home a

rocket, a rubber band-powered airplane and more!

project each day!

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

$231: 5 classes

Class 22336

$231: 5 classes

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/24-6/28

Class 22343

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

8/5-8/9

AGES 6-11

NASA: Journey Into Outer Space

AGES 7-11

Mad Science and NASA’s after school program is now a summer camp! From our atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this hands-on program sends campers on a quest for exploration. Comets, planets, stars and more are waiting to be discovered. Camp includes a daily take home project.

Inventor’s Academy Each day campers are given a series of challenges they must overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from the world-famous inventors and more. This camp involves a teambased approach to solving problems such as survival on a desert

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

island. Students must consider how to build shelter, find food and

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

water, and protect themselves from the elements.

$231: 5 classes

Class 22341

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/29-8/2

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool $231: 5 classes $15 supply fee due at first class.

AGES 6-11

Class 22338

Crazy Chemistry We’ll explore and create exciting chemical reactions, make colorful concoctions and bubbling brews. Amaze yourself with magical

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/8-7/12

AGES 7-12

temperature changing baggie science or growing ghost crystals.

NEW | Digital Animation

Study the chemistry involved in not-so-simple things like chalk

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of digital computer

and soap, and even experiment with the chemistry used by artists, spies and detectives! Chemists bring home a project each day.

animation. Participants will learn skills that help computer drawing, character movement, frame layering and dialogue

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

matching. Students will work in small groups to complete a short

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

animated film. Bring a flash drive to the last class to take a copy of your animation home!

$231: 5 classes

Class 22334

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm 6/17-6/21

Ages 6-8

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Academy

Class 22335

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm 7/22-7/2

Ages 8-11

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $399: 5 classes

Class 22359

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:30pm

7/15-7/19

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Science & Technology Camps AGES 7-12

AGES 8-12

Game Design: Beginning to Advanced

Aerospace FUNdamentals

Improve your skills and impress family and friends with your

Learn the secrets of flight in Aerospace FUNdamentals! Launch

own unique video game! Advanced gamers work on individual

rockets, build record-breaking aircraft, and create a working

computers and are mentored on character movement, multiple

parachute! Design, experiment, and learn in this hands-on camp

platforms and game formats. Beginners work in pairs and are

about the forces that can send a B-52 into the stratosphere, or

introduced to the fundamentals of game design. Bring a flash drive

allow a parachutist to fall safely to earth from 23 miles up.

on the last day to take your game home and share!

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Academy

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$248: 5 classes $10 Supply fee due at first class

$399: 5 classes

Class 22358

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:30pm

8/5-8/9

Class 22357

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/22-7/26

AGES 8-12

AGES 7-12

NEW | Mobile App Development Learn the basics needed to create your own mobile games or

Engineering Fundamentals with LEGO® Camp

helpful apps! Participants will learn the basics of mobile app

Students explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical

development and will build simple, introductory applications. This

and structural engineering, from Gear Cars to Battletracks. The

camp is great whether you’re interested in technology or if you

engineer-designed curriculum is both challenging and fun.

simply want to make a cool mobile app. Bring a flash drive on the

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

last day to take your app home and share!

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Academy

$248: 5 classes

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 22347

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/10-6/14

$399: 5 classes

Class 22360

Mon-Fri

9:00am-3:30pm

8/12-8/16

AGES 8-12

Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO® AGES 8-11

The Force is strong in this camp. Build complex machines and

Mad Machines & Robots

structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away.

Mad Science engineers will design and build structures using

Our Jedi instructors reinforce key concepts such as gear trains,

simple tools and their imaginations. Campers will construct a

worm drives and more as students tap into the powerful forces of

geodesic dome big enough for all the campers to sit inside and

imagination and engineering.

then learn about simple machines like pulleys, wedges, screws

INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies

and levers. Then we move on to robotics as campers construct a

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

working robot to take home at the end of the week!

$248: 5 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

Class 22353

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

8/19-8/23

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm Preschool

AGES 8-12

$231: 5 classes $30 supply fee due at first class

Class 22454

Mon-Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

8/12-8/16

Super Heroes with LEGO® Save the world with LEGO® Super Heroes! Build the hideouts and vehicles of your favorite caped crusaders and learn what makes them not only Super Heroes, but Super Hero Engineers! Young heroes design, build, and save a city where ingenuity and imagination can solve any conflict. INSTRUCTOR : Play-Well TEKnologies LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $150: 3 classes

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Mon-Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

7/1-7/3


Aquatics

AQUATICS

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

• Open from June 17 through August 18, 2013 • 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 6-7; August 3, 10:00am-12:00pm

Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. For information call (925) 939-5990. Website: www.walnutcreekaquabears.org. Head coach: Mike Heaney

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

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 (925) 280-5421. Website: www.swim4wc.org.

• Heated pools open year-round

Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien.

• Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool • Certified professional lifeguards • Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

• Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board.

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams

• Seasonal children’s pool

in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic

• Vending machines

champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program, trainee

• New! WiFi zone on pool deck

program and free “try synchro” days for swimmers of all ages

• Heated locker rooms and showers

and abilities. Call (925) 934-4792. Websites: www.aquanuts.org or www.facebook.com/aquanuts/events.

FACILITY CLOSED*

Email: wca.trainees@gmail.com. Head Coach: Kim Probst.

June 1, 2 July 6, 7 August 3 Additional Dates: TBD WEEKEND HOURS July 4, September 2

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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.

FITNESS CENTER Clarke Swim Center

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)

Discount 15 Swim Passes

June 17 – September 2, 2013*

Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

Mon-Fri 6:00am-3:30pm

Children (6 and under)……….. $45.00

Mon-Thu 7:00pm-8:15pm

Age (7-17)…………………….… $56.25

Sat-Sun 11:00am-4:45pm

Age (18 & older)……………….. $63.75 .

Adult Lap Swim Clarke Swim Center

Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass Adult (18 & older)…………...... $71.00

June 17 – September 2, 2013* Mon-Fri 5:30am-4:45pm Mon-Thu 7:00pm-8:30pm Sat-Sun 11:00am-5:00pm *See facility description for closure dates

FAMILY RECREATIONAL PASS Enjoy unlimited use of the Clarke and Larkey Swim Centers during recreational swim times. Buy a family pass for immediate family members living at your address. Family passes valid from April

Larkey Swim Center

On the following dates only: July 6, 7; August 3 10:00am-12:00pm

Recreational Swim Hours

five family members. Each additional member will be charged and additional $10. Family must show proper ID. Family Pass Fee…………$275.00

Recreational Swim Group Reservations

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

Bring your Day Camp, Summer Camp, or group to the pool this

Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any kind is

summer daily, weekly, or monthly. Make reservations to receive

prohibited.

group discounts. Call (925) 943-5899, x2438 for more information.

Clarke Swim Center

Weekdays: June 17 – August.25; Weekends: June 22 – September 2*

Party Area Reservations

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:45pm

Reserve table space for your pool party at Clarke Swim Center. You

Sat-Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm *See facility description for closure dates Larkey Swim Center

June 17– August 23* Mon-Thu 12:30pm-4:30pm Fri 1:00pm-5:00pm Sat-Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm *See facility description for special dates 64

1 through Labor Day Weekend. Family passes are valid for up to

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can reserve our party area for just $50. Individual entry fees not included. Call (925) 943-5899, x2438 for more information.


Aquatics

SPECIAL INTEREST

Swim Lessons Registration begins may 6.

A G E S 1 5 - A dult

Water Aerobics

Registration Options:

Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the

Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org

water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of

Fax to: (925) 287-0179

exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems

Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (Weekdays 9am-4pm)

or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required.

Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration,

Shallow water and deep water classes offered. All classes are 50

301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598

minutes long.

No Phone in Registrations accepted!

Location : Clarke Swim Center $66/12-Class Punch Ticket (valid 2 years) or $7- Drop-In

Registration form on page 81. New WiFi zone at Clarke Swim Center.

Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00am & 9:00am Tue/Thu 8:30am

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS:

Free Adult Swim Lesson WCM Team members and coaches are offering free swim lessons

The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find the class that is right for you!

to non-swimming or novice adults. The goal of this new program,

Please read the course descriptions and prerequisites carefully. It

Swimming Saves Lives, is to help enhance adult water safety with

is important to register your child for the proper class. Placing your

a unique approach developed by renowned head coach Kerry

child in the correct class is crucial for his/her development.

O’Brien.

Please know that it may take your child more than one class session to graduate to the next level.

Location : Clarke Swim Center Free

Class 23323

Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of Mon/Tue/Thu

6:45pm-8:00pm 9/9, 9/10, 9/12

aquatics staff. Parents may request transfers prior to the first day of the class. An evaluation of the student may take place the first

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

through third 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.

instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a requirement to be a member and is only one aspect of this largely successful adult fitness program. All practices

Aquatics Refunds

are coached by the same experienced staff that trains some of the

Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first

finest adult swimmers in the world. For more information contact

day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each

Head Coach Kerry O’Brien at (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org.

refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period

You can also stop by during practice to talk with a coach.

but prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the

Location : Clarke Swim Center Fee: $6 Masters daily admission fee

Mon-Fri

5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; noon.

$10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, please call (925) 943-5899 ext 2438 or email: Heaston@walnut-creek.org. (Doctor’s note is required. $10 service

Mon-Thu 7:00pm

fee applies.) We do not give refunds for weather or lack of student

Register for tryout at front counter

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 A ges 1 0 mos - 3 y R S

ages 3 - 7

Guppy $51

8 classes

Seahorse Mon-Thu

Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

$69 8 classes

Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

toddler participate in this 20-minute class. Skills include water

Fundamental skill building class. Students must be comfortable

adjustment for parents and toddlers, holding techniques, entry

with floating on front and back with support and submerge head

and exit from the pool edge, games and songs. Floating, arm and

for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support

leg movement, and breath control may also be included for older

and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking,

toddlers. All this makes for a positive experience for the child.

arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

V 8/198/21

Session Times

I 6/24-7/3*

23132

---

10:00am

23010*

23009

23134

23135

---

10:35am

23056*

23137

23138

---

11:10am

23006*

11:45am

Session Times

I 6/247/3*

II 7/87/18

10:45am

23149*

23130

23131

11:55am

23154*

23133

5:10pm

23151*

23136

5:45pm

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6:20pm

23153*

23139

23140

23141

---

11:20am

23152*

23142

23143

23144

---

6:05pm

23150**

23145

23146*** 23147

----

III 7/22-8/1

----

IV 8/58/15

----

23148

Clarke

Larkey

Clarke

Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills.

(Course pro-rated) *No class 7/4 **No class 6/26, 7/4 ***No class 7/24

Starfish 8 classes

Mon-Thu

Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

Larkey

$69

Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control,

Lakrey

Clarke

kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement. Session Times

I 6/247/3

II 7/87/18

10:00am

23128*

23068

10:35am

23127

23071

11:10am

23123*

11:45am 5:00pm

IV 8/58/15

V 8/198/21

23069

23070

---

23072

23073

---

23074

23075

23076

---

23119*

23077

23078

23079

---

23121*

23080

23081

23082

23110

5:35pm

23125*

23083

23084

23085

23111

6:10pm

23117*

23086

23087

23088

---

10:00am

23126*

23089

23090

23091

---

10:35am

23118*

23092

23093

23094

---

11:10am

23129*

23095

23108

23109

---

11:45am

23122*

23096

23097

23098

---

4:45pm

23120**

23099

23100***

23101

---

5:20pm

23116**

23102

23103***

23104

---

5:55pm

23124**

23105

23106***

23107

---

6:30pm

23112**

23113

23114***

23115

---

(Course pro-rated) *No class 7/4 **No class 6/26, 7/4

III 7/22-8/1

***No class 7/24

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II 7/87/18

IV 8/58/15

V 8/198/21

23008

23007

---

23057

23058

23059

---

23005

23011

23012

---

23013*

23014

23015

23016

---

4:25pm

23024*

23026

23064

23065

---

5:00pm

23017*

23018

23019

23020

23053

5:35pm

23021*

23022

23023

23066

23054

6:10pm

A ges 3 - 5

66

Mon-Thu

Parent/toddler basic water orientation class. Both parent and

---

---

III 7/22-8/1

---

23055

6:45pm

23025*

23027

23028

23063

---

10:00am

23029*

23030

23031

23032

---

10:35am

23033*

23034

23035

23036

---

11:45am

23037*

23038

23039

23040

---

4:45pm

23041**

23042

23043***

23044

---

5:20pm

23045**

23046

23047***

23048

---

6:30pm

23049**

23050

23051***

23052

---

(Course pro-rated) *No class 7/4 **No class 6/26, 7/4

---

***No class 7/24


Aquatics

Aquatics

ages 4 - 1 1

A ges 5 - 1 2

Seal

Lobster $69

8 classes

Mon-Thu

Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

$69

8 classes

Mon-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. I 6/247/3

II 7/87/18

III 7/22-8/1

IV 8/58/15

V 8/198/21

Session Times

I 6/247/3

II 7/87/18

10:00am

22904*

22905

11:10am

22908*

III 7/22-8/1

IV 8/58/15

V 8/198/21

22906

22907

---

22909

22910

22911

---

22948*

22949

22950

22951

---

22952*

22953

22954

22955

---

5:00pm

22912*

22913

22914

22915

---

11:10am

22956*

22957

22958

22959

---

5:35pm

22916*

22917

22918

22919

---

11:45am

22960*

22961

22962

22963

---

6:10pm

---

22945

4:25pm

22968*

22969

22970

22971

---

6:45pm

---

22944

---

23000

10:00am

22920*

22921

22922

22923

---

22967

----

10:35am

22924*

22925

22926

22927

---

---

22998

11:45am

22928*

22929

22930

22932

---

22974

22975

22999

4:45pm

22931**

22933

22934***

22935

---

5:00pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 6:45pm

--22964* --22972*

--22965 --22973

--22966 ---

Clarke

10:00am 10:35am

Lakrey

Clarke

Session Times

-----

-----

-----

22976*

22977

22978

22979

---

5:20pm

22936**

22937

22938***

22939

---

22980*

22981

22982

22983

---

6:30pm

22940**

22941

22942***

22943

---

11:45am

22984*

22985

22986

23002

---

4:45pm

22987**

22988

22989***

22990

---

5:55pm

22991**

22992

22993***

23003

---

6:30pm 22994** 22995 22996*** 22997 (Course pro-rated) *No class 7/4 **No class 6/26, 7/4 ***No class 7/24

---

Lakrey

10:00am 11:10am

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Aquatics A ges 6 - 1 2

A ges 1 5 & up

Dolphin $69

8 classes

Adult/Teen Mon-Thu

Clarke & Larkey Swim Center

$69

8 classes

Mon-Thu

Clarke & Larkey 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

basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle

be able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards

and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill level.

of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water Session Times

for one minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and

Clarke

and more diving. Session Times

I 6/247/3

10:00am

22879*

22880

11:10am

22895*

6:10pm

22883*

Larkey

6:45pm

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III 7/22-8/12

IV 8/58/15

V 8/198/21

22881

22882

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22896

22897

22898

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22884

22885

22886

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22894

10:35am

22899*

22887

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5:20pm

22890**

22891

22892***

22893

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A ges 6 - 1 4

Shark $69

8 classes

Mon-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, sidestroke, 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).

Larkey

Clarke

Session Times

I 6/24-7/3

II 7/8-7/18

III 7/22-8/1

10:35am

22863*

22864

22865

22866

6:45pm

22867*

22868

22869

22870

11:10am

22871*

22872

22873

22874

5:55pm

22875**

22876

22877***

22878

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endurance. Introduce breaststroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns

I 6/24-7/3

II 7/8-7/18

III 7/22-8/1*

IV 8/5-8/15

11:45am

22855*

22856

22857

22858

6:45pm

22859*

22860

22861

22862

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Aquatics

A ges 3 & up

Private Lessons $23

1 class

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 cannot guarantee same instructor for each session. Mon

7/1

7/8

715

7/22

7/29

8/5

8/12

8/19

8/26

12:20pm

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23157

23158

23159

23160

23161

23183

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23198

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23212

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23204

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23194

23208

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23171

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23181

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6/4

6/11

8/20

8/27

5:00pm

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23255

23184

23199

5:35pm

23260

23261

23188

23202

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23267

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23273

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6/5

6/12

7/3

7/10

7/17

7/24

7/31

8/7

8/14

8/21

8/28

12:20pm

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23164

23165

23166

23167

23168

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23257

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23200

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23263

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23214

23213

6:10pm

23268

23269

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23192

23206

6:45pm

23274

23275

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23210

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23175

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23179

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Thu

6/6

6/13

8/22

8/29

5:00pm

23258

23259

23186

23201

5:35pm

23264

23265

23189

23203

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23270

23271

23193

23207

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23276

23277

23197

23211

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6/8

6/15

6/22

6/29

7/13

7/20

7/27

11:00pm

23278

23279

23280

23281

23282

23283

23284

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23285

23286

23287

23288

23289

23290

23291

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+

Bazaar Group

Snappy Cats

A drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing

Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group

with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety

of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area

of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything

retirement communities.

you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual

Free

Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information.

Every Fri

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center DROP-IN

Every Wed

9:00am-3:00pm

9:30am-11:00am

Investment Discussion Group All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and

Deaf Seniors Club

insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing,

Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative

of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-

speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call

5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705.

California Relay Services, VOICE 1 & up0-735-2922 or TDD by calling 1 & up0-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925)

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

943-5851. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

Every Wed

this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday

9:30am-4:00pm

Tue

1:30pm-4:00pm

7/16, 8/20

Movie Matinee 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. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: Drop-In

Mon

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1:00pm-3:00pm

7/1, 8/5


Adults 50+ Friday Socials

Drop-In Bingo

Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat

Enjoy a fun day of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Play is afternoon

yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious

sessions. Afternoon session begins at 12:45pm. Cards are sold

soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch

separately for each session and are $1 each. Paper games are also

reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the

played and are 25 cents for each card. This is a great activity for

lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans

keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun

change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held

with friends.

until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to attend. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center Afternoon Bingo $0.50 Per Card

July & August Friday SocialS

Every Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

FREE/$2 LUNCH

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

7/19, 8/16

Sing-a-Long

Pinochle

If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want

musicals, and more.

sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each

to learn how to play.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

$1 Drop-In

$0.50 Drop-In

Every Fri

Every Mon

9:30am-11:00am

12:00pm-3:30pm

Bridge Programs

Tennis Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm

Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required.

at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing

Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For

program and open to all adults over 50.

Marathon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center Thursday Drop-In Bridge $0.50 Drop-In

Every Thu

12:30pm-4:00pm

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center Sunday Drop-In Bridge $0.50 Drop-In

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge $0.50 Drop-In

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

Marathon Bridge $20 Drop-In

Every Fri

12:00pm-4:00pm

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Adults 50+

Senior Services Blood Pressure Screening Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure for free. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center Free

Wed

9:30am-11:00am

6/12, 7/10, 8/14

Cardmaking Workshops Heat embossing and more! Linda Rogers is returning to teach us new techniques for cardmaking in her fun and easy workshops. Your fee covers all materials. Plan on going home with several cards to share with family and friends. No special artistic skills required. You’ll be guided through the cardmaking process one step at a time. Advance sign-ups required, class size is limited. Please bring a pair of scissors and a small bottle of craft glue to class. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $10: 1 class

Mon 9:00am-11:30am

6/24

Hooked On Books Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to 1 ½. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the coordinator. LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center $1 Drop-In Walking Buddies I

Every Tue

8:15am-12:00pm

Walking Buddies II

Every Thu

8:15am-12:00pm

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 first Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections. No meetings in July and August. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: DROP-IN

Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm

6/4

Hot Meals Hot meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome. Call 280-7310 from 10:00am--noon one day ahead for a reservation. Suggested donation is $2. No meals served 7/4 LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $2: suggested donation

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Mon-Thu 12:00pm-1:00pm

Fri 11:30am-1:00pm


Adults 50+ Pancake Breakfast Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the first 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!

Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program

$2.25 ADULTS / $1.50 CHILDREN UNDER 12

9:00am-12:00pm

Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Sun

Walnut Creek Seniors Club

6/2, 8/4

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 oppor-

Mah-Jongg Drop-In

tunities. For January-December annual dues of only $12.00,

Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced and new learners are welcome. Haven’t played before? Be sure to sign up for the Mah-Jongg class listed under Personal Enrichment.

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

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To join,

$0.50 DROP-IN

come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and

Every Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

6/4-8/13

WCSC Anniversary Party Walnut Creek Seniors Club Anniversary Celebration, “A Taste of Summer” is an event not to be missed. Enjoy a delicious catered dinner and a fun evening to celebrate the Club’s sixty-one fun-filled

4:00pm, Monday through Friday, or call (923) 943-5851 for more information.

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info

years. Both new and long-time members are sure to have a great time. For questions, call (925) 943-5851.

Mondays

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Sat 4:00pm-8:00pm

6/8

Pinochle: 12:30pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge*

Tuesdays

AARP Driver Safety Program- Refresher Course This 4-1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have taken the 8-hour course within the last four years. Completion of the course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a discount on their auto insurance. The refresher course is good for 3 years and can be repeated. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information or to register for class.

Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:20am, Lobby 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 Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am, Lobby

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

$12 AARP members / $14 non-AARP members

Tea Dances 12:30pm-4:30pm Assembly Hall

Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm

7/23

1 class

Fridays Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge

SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates.

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Tennis

WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LIFETIMETENNIS.COM • (925) 945-0105 The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use and provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket stringing service. For more information about class descriptions, registration, private lessons, and ball machine rental please visit our website at www.lifetimetennis.com. or call us at the phone number listed above. • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm. • Registration begins May 14 • Register on line at www.lifetimetennis.com or in the office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek. • Six week summer session runs twice throughout the summer • No classes on Thursday, July 4

Summer Adult Tennis ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older)

Session are 6 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • PH=Pass Holder, NPH=Non Pass Holder • *No classes on Thursday, July 4 Level Cardio Cardio Cardio Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult (6:1) Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Backhand/Net Game Backhand/Net Game Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy Ladies Drill & Play Ladies 3.5+ (6:1) Men’s Advanced Drill Serve & Return Specialty Shot Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Doubles League

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Time 8:00-9:00am 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00am 8:00-9:00am 7:00-8:00pm 12:00-1:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 8:00-9:00am 8:00-9:00pm 8:00-9:00am 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 12:30-1:30pm 8:00-9:00am 8:00-9:00am 11:00-12:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 3:00-4:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 11:30-12:30pm 5:00-6:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 8:00-9:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00pm 1:00-2:00pm 2:00-3:00pm 6:00-7:30pm 8:00-9:00am 9:30-11:00am

Session 1 6/24-7/29 6/26-7/31 6/30-8/4 6/24-7/29 6/24-7/29 6/29-8/3 6/30-8/4 6/24-7/29 6/24-7/29 6/27-8/1 6/27-8/1 6/24-7/29 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 6/26-7/31 6/29-8/3 6/29-8/3 6/30-8/4 6/26-7/31 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 6/24-7/29 6/26-7/31 6/26-7/31 6/26-7/31 6/27-8/1 6/29-8/3 6/29-8/3 6/25-7/30 6/25-7/30 6/28-8/2

Fee $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $55R/$60NR $70R/$77NR $84R/$92NR $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR $84R/$92NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $84R/$92NR $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $99R/$108NR $66R/$72NR $24PH/$48NPH

Session 2 8/5-9/9 8/7-9/11 8/11-9/15 8/5-9/9 8/5-9/9 8/10-9/14 8/11-9/15 8/5-9/9 8/5-9/9 8/8-9/12 8/8-9/12 8/5-9/9 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 8/7-9/11 8/10-9/14 8/10-9/14 8/11-9/15 8/7-9/11 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 8/5-9/9 8/7-9/11 8/7-9/11 8/7-9/11 8/8-9/12 8/10-9/14 8/10-9/14 8/6-9/10 8/6-9/10 8/9-9/13

Fee $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $84R/$92NR $84R/$92NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $84R/$92NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $84R/$92NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $99R/$108NR $66R/$72NR $24PH/$48NPH


Tennis

Summer Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6)

Sessions are 6 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Thursday, July 4 Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Sun Sun Thu* Fri Sat

Time 9:15-10:00am 1:15-2:00pm 4:15-5:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9)

Session 1 6/30-8/4 6/30-8/4 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3

Fee $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR

Session 2 8/11-9/15 8/11-9/15 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14

Fee $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR

Session 1 6/29-8/3 6/24-7/29 6/26-7/31

Fee $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR

Session 2 8/10-9/14 8/5-9/9 8/7-9/11

Fee $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR

Sessions are 6 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Sat Mon Wed

Time 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9)

Sessions are 6 weeks long

Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2 days offered per session Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Intro to Tournament Pay Intro to Tournament Pay Intro to Tournament Pay Intro to Tournament Pay

Day Mon Wed Fri Sun

Time 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 12:00-1:00pm

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15)

Session 1 6/24-7/29 6/26-7/31 6/28-8/2 6/30-8/4

Fee $180R/198NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR

Session 2 8/5-9/9 8/7-9/11 8/9-9/13 8/11-9/15

Fee $180R/198NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR $180R/198NR

Session 2 8/8-9/12 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 8/10-9/14 8/11-9/15 8/7-9/11 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 8/11-9/15

Fee $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR

Session 2 8/5-9/9 8/7-9/11 8/9-9/13 8/10-9/14 8/11-9/15

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $49R/$54NR

Sessions are 6 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *No classes on Thursday, July 4 Level Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15)

Day Thu* Fri Sat Sat Sun Wed Fri Sat Sun

Time 5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 10:00-11:00am 2:00-3:00pm 10:00-11:00am 6:00-7:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 2:00-3:00pm

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-17)

Session 1 6/27-8/1 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 6/29-8/3 6/30-8/4 6/26-7/31 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 6/30-8/4

Fee $55R/$60NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR $66R/$72NR

Sessions are 6 weeks long

Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Drop-In rate $28R/$31NR Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development.-Match Play

Day Mon Wed Fri Sat Sun

Time 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-5:30pm

Session 1 6/24-7/29 6/26-7/31 6/28-8/2 6/29-8/3 6/30-8/4

Fee $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $132R/$145NR $49R/$54NR

Summer Tennis Camps Camps are 1 week • 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

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

$164R/$180NR per session

Swim & Tennis Combo (Ages 8-15) Students should bring lunch • Tennis Camp in the morning & recreational swim in the afternoon 9:00am-3:30pm

$223R/$245NR

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Open Space

Open Space Programs

Heritage Day at Old Borges Ranch (Special Event) Saturday, June 8, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Borges Ranch,

Programs are available for

Shell Ridge

reservation upon receipt of

Walnut Creek history comes alive as the city celebrates Heritage

this brochure. Reservations are

Day at Borges Ranch. You can tour the historic 1901 Ranch House

required for all programs if you

and learn the history of the Borges family and their life on the

are bringing a group of five or

ranch, or you can step into the Carriage Barn for movies from

more. Pets are not permitted at

the Nile Essanay Silent Film Museum. Learn all about the farm

ranger-led interpretive programs,

animals from Pleasant Hill 4-H members while local organizations

camping or special events. Most

will be on hand to share information on gardening, beekeeping,

programs are 1–1½ hours in

quilting, and spinning. There will be music and dancing, crafts,

length. Children under 16 must

activities, and free pony rides for children. Food will be available

be accompanied and supervised

for purchase or you can bring your own picnic basket for family

by an adult. Rain the day of the

time at Bob Pond picnic area. There is a $5.00 per family charge

program or heavy rain in the

for the shuttle ride from the Northgate High School Parking lot. No

days leading up to a program

parking is available on site except for vehicles with a placard. For

will cancel most programs. Please call the ranger listed for more

more details contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a message with your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Howe History Tour Sunday, June 9, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Howe Homestead Park

Ranger-led Programs International Migratory Bird Day Program Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, Borges Ranch,

From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats, and pigeon flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” Staff will talk about his amazing history and show some of the photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Shell Ridge Learn about our local migratory birds on their special day. You will be amazed to discover incredible stories about the migratory

Make a Looped-String Bag

birds that come and visit us for the spring and summer. We will

Saturday, June TBD, Sugarloaf Open Space

enjoy a short program in the Carriage Barn on migratory birds and

The primitives tied their world together, from boats, to houses,

then take a walk around the ranch and Shell Ridge Open Space in

to baskets. Learn how to make a storage bag or a cap that is

search of our visitors from the tropics. Crafts and environmental

easy to make, useful, and decorative. No previous fabric skills

education activities for children are also on the schedule. Meet in

required! However, this does require working with loops, knots,

front of the Carriage Barn at Borges Ranch. For more information

and finger coordination, so this is not recommended for young

please call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

children. Participants can continue enlarging their bags at home. $10 material fee per person. Please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 to register.

Atlatl Saturday – Drop in Toss & ISAC Contest Saturday, May 18, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space

Lime Ridge Quarries

Try your skill at tossing the Atlatl, “The Atom Bomb of the Stone

Sunday, July 7, 8:00 – 9:30 am, Lime Ridge

Age.” The atlatl has been in use for over 20,000 years. You can also

Do you know how Lime Ridge got its name? This hike will explore

enter an internationally accredited contest (ISAC). Contest winners

the old quarries as we discuss the history of this popular open

will get their name in the World Atlatl magazine. Open target at

space. Put on your hiking boots and grab some water and a hat

2:00 pm and the ISAC starts at 3:00 pm. For information please call

for this walk into the past while observing the present. Meet at

Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

the Valley Vista Road parking lot across from Boundary Oak Golf Course. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

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Open Space Make a Rabbit Stick

On-going Programs

Saturday, July 13, 10 am – 2 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space The rabbit stick is a non-returnable boomerang. It has been used world-wide for thousands by indigenous people. In addition to hunting, it is a multifaceted implement, used as a digging stick, musical clapper stick, scraper, weapon of war, and work of art. Spend a few hours woodworking and decorating this ancient tool and then test it on the throwing range. The required minimum age of 16 is due to necessary crafting skills and use of sharp tools required. $10 per person material fee. Please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 to register.

Volunteer Trail Crew Saturday, May 4 and June 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, various areas On the first Saturday of every month you are asked to join Open Space staff on trail maintenance projects to improve conditions for our natural resources and human visitors alike. Projects are scheduled for all areas of the Open Space. Dress for the weather and your safety. Wear long pants, closed toe shoes, gloves and a hat. Please bring water. Trail construction instruction is provided. Trail crew is for those 16 and older. For more information on the

The Tao of Atlatl

specific activity planned please contact Ranger Nancy Dollard at (925) 943-5899 x2135 or at dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Saturdays, July 20 & 27, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space outward twist! Using modern tools, we’ll spend two short days

Late Spring Plantapaloosa (Wildflower Hikes and More)

learning to make the Atlatl: Atom Bomb of the Stone Age. On the

The Walnut Creek Open Space contains hundreds of species of

Join Ranger Bruce Weidman for an inward experience with an

21st, we’ll fabricate our spear chucker (atlatl). On the 28th, we’ll make the spear (dart). Time will be scheduled for target practice to prepare for the ISAC on August 10. The required minimum age of 16 is due to necessary crafting skills and use of sharp tools required. $20 per person material fee. To register, please contact Ranger Bruce at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

plants. Common and colorful. Fragrant and elegant. Unimaginably unique. Myriad plant life abounds forming carpets and canopies, or sentinels of solitude. From novice to knowledgeable, these hikes will provide any plant enthusiast an opportunity to experience the rich diversity in our local protected parklands. Reservations are not required unless you are bringing a group of five or more. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Rain the day of

Ancient Ways (Special Event) Saturday, August 10, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space

the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to the program will cancel this activity. For more information call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

Atlatl Competition comes to Sugarloaf! Join us for our fifth year of competitive primitive technology contests, games, and activities. Age.” Throw the rabbit stick, the American Indian boomerang

Exploring Sugarloaf’s Native Plant Garden

that doesn’t come back. Make and spin an acorn top. Play stick

Saturday, May 4, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Try your skill at tossing the Atlatl, “The Atom Bomb of the Stone

dice and other games. Make adobe bricks and simple crafts from cattails, tules, pine nuts, soap stone and more, using only primitive tools. There’s music, fire starting, the giant pump drill, and more. Exhibitors will provide wonderful displays of artifacts and replicas. Make this a family day at Sugarloaf. Free Admission. More information is available from Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665, or weidman@walnut-creek.org.

The Native Garden contains about sixty different species of plants. In early May thirty species should still be flowering and it’s a great time to tour the garden. Bring a camera for some fantastic photos or use the microscope hooked up to our computer. Capture photos of bugs, leaf structures, flower parts and more. For a materials fee of $5.00 snap and print your own picture of a micro-world hidden within a flower.

Habitats of Acalanes Open Space Saturday, May 11, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Sousa Trail starts with open woodlands before dropping into a dark, fern-laden gorge and then climbs back up into open grassland. All this in the first one-half mile. It can be quite a flower show. Meet at the end of Sousa Drive. Some moderate uphill walking is necessary.

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Open Space Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday, June 15, 8:00 – 10:00 am, Boundary Oak area of Lime Ridge Lime Ridge offers a wide variety of habitats and therefore a wide variety of birds. Our hike will take us through grasslands, chaparral, oak woodlands and buckeye groves. With all this variety we never know what might show up. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Drive in the parking lot next to Boundary Oaks Golf Course.

Lime Ridge Monthly Hike Second Sunday of the month, May 12, June 9, July 14 and August 11, 9:00 – 10:30 am, Lime Ridge Open Space Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a hat. It’s time to join Ranger Art Janke on a guided hike into incredible Lime Ridge. The trails pass through oak woodlands, grasslands

Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday, July 13, 8:00 – 10:00 am, Shell Ridge Open Space We will explore the woodlands around Bob Pond and Borges Ranch and then head into the open space to check the grasslands and chaparral for summer residents and spring fledglings. Meet in the Borges Ranch parking lot at 1035 Castle Rock Rd.

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

Old Borges Ranch Open “Historic” House

and Montecito Drive. For more information contact Ranger Art

Sundays, May 12, June 16, and July 14, 1:00 – 3:00 pm,

Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space. Join us as we open the Historic Ranch House doors for you to tour at your own leisure. Open Space Ranger staff will be on hand to

Old Borges Ranch Tours

answer any of your questions.

Last Saturday of the month, May 25, June 29 and July 27, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space Join Ranger Dan Bylin on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch. The Borges family settled in Walnut Creek over 100 years ago and

Moon Stalkers – Night Hikes in the Preserves

their ranch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour

Join us as we take to the trails when the sun goes down. We’ll

the 1901 ranch house and 1903 carriage barn while learning what

have a contest, play Moon Jeopardy, and partake in nightfall

life was like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the windmill

activities as we explore the world of darkness. On “Dark Sky” hikes

near the parking lot at Borges Ranch. For information call Ranger

we’ll star hop through the constellations. Bring binoculars and a

Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

flashlight. Due to the popularity of these special hikes, reservations are required. Reserve your spot by calling Ranger Bruce at (925) 943-5899 x2665. Meeting locations TBA.

Monthly Beginning Bird Walks Are you curious about what birds are flying all over the place?

Friday, May 24, 8:00 – 9:30 pm, Full moon hike in Lime Ridge

Our beginning bird walks are the place to learn. Even if you don’t know the difference between a robin and a red-tail hawk don’t be shy or embarrassed to join us. Just show up with binoculars if you have them, a note pad and a bird book and let the learning begin.

Moonless Hike – At Lime Ridge Saturday, July 6, 8:30 pm

For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

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Big Gibbous Moon: 44th Anniversary of Apollo 11 –at Shell Ridge

International Migratory Bird Day Program and Walk

Saturday, July 20, 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge Open Space

Full Moon Hike – Buck Moon at Acalanes Preserve

See separate write-up under Ranger-led Programs.

Monday July 22, 8:30 pm

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Registration where we are

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.arts-ed.org.

fax Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to: (925) 938-7529 or (925) 2870179 for Aquatics. mail Registration Form with payment to: Walnut Creek Recreation Registration, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek. phone Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (925) 943-5858 or (925) 9435846. (No phone registration available for Aquatics) Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready. walk-in Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park or Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget. Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park.

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Standards of behavior For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the City of Walnut Creek expects all participants and spectators to treat the people and facilities connected with the program with respect and abide by all rules and direction from the staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards. equal opportunity The City of Walnut Creek does not discriminate on the basis of disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission to, treatment in or employment in City of Walnut Creek programs and activities. For information about Walnut Creek’s equal opportunity policies, the process for filing of grievances or to request a copy of the City’s grievance procedures, contact ADA Liasison at (925) 943-5899 ext.2203. photos The City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos will remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only.

Civic Park Community Center ............................................... 925.943.5852 1375 Civic Drive, 94596 Heather Farm Community Center ........................................ 925.943.5858 301. N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Shadelands Art Center........................................................... 925.943.5846 111 N. Wiget Lane, 94598 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium .................................... 925.256.3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept ........................... 925.943.5848 Civic Arts Education............................................................... 925.943.5846 Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm ................. 925.943.5856 Dog Park Hotline .....................................................................925.256.3574 Facility Rentals ....................................................................... 925.256.3575 Field Conditions Hotline ........................................................ 925.256.3574 Larkey Swim Center .............................................................. 925.943.5861 Preschools............................................................................... 925.943.5846 Recreation Information/Park & Picnic Reservations ........... 925.943.5858 Seniors Club............................................................................ 925.943.5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini Bus...................................................925.943.1434 Skate Park Hotline.................................................................. 925.256.3584 Specialized Recreation .......................................................... 925.256.3531

CLASS LOCATIONS Arbolado Community Park, Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, 94598 Bay Mountain Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 Monument Boulevard, 94520 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 MDi Wellness Center, 325 N Wiget Lane, 94598 Park Place, 1395 Civic Drive, 94596 Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio Street, 94519 Walnut Creek Intermediate, 2425 Walnut Boulevard, 94597 Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, 94596 Boundary Oak Golf Course.....................................................925.934.4775 3800 Valley Vista Road 94598 Walnut Creek Tennis Center ..................................................925.945.0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Open Space............................................................ 925.943.5899, ext. 2135 City Council Loella Haskew; Kristina Lawson (Mayor Pro Tem); Cindy Silva (Mayor); Bob Simmons; Justin Wedel City Manager Ken Nordhoff Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services Barry Gordon Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Carol Fowler Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Registration FORMS

FAMILy registration

Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858.

Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered.

Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time.

Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website.

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Health & Fitness

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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 2013. The deadline is June 5, 2013. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

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Facility Rentals

CITY OF WALNUT CREEK

THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR NEXT

Special Occasion OR

CORPORATE EVENT

WEDDINGS, PARTIES, RECEPTIONS & MORE! WEDDINGS, PARTIES,

CORPORATE MEETINGS & MORE! THREE LARGE VENUES • Each over 3,000 square feet • Two locations in unique park settings • Capacities ranging from 200-300 guests • Facilities include kitchens and on-site parking • No preferred vendor list • Rental fees from $105 to $195/hour

MEETING ROOMS, CLASSROOMS & MORE! • Additional rooms accommodate 15-300 attendees • Projection screens and WiFi at most facilities • Rental fees from $30 to $105/hour Facility Rental Office Heather Farm Community Center

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Lesher Center for the Arts

Coming Up Next at Center Rep Larger than Life: Exploring Scale in Contemporary Art June 2-August 18, 2013 Come by the Bedford Gallery this summer to see our exhibition Larger than Life. Devoted to exploring the way in which contemporary artists have used outsized and overstuffed artworks to play with the possibilities of sculpture and twodimensions, this exhibition will assemble a wonderful group nationally acclaimed artists. The Bedford will host an opening for the exhibition on Sunday, June 2, from 3-5 pm. Tristan Lowe, Dumbo, 1999, Vinyl Inflatable, 18ft x 12 ft

Raptor Quick-Draw Event May 11, 2013

 

Join us on May 11th at 2pm for a quick draw event that will benefit both the Native Bird Connection and the Bedford Gallery. Watch artists draw from live birds of prey, and stick around for the benefit auction, during which works will be available for purchase. Before and after the event, explore the wonderful art works in our

spring exhibition, Peaceable Kingdom.

Public Art Walking Tours  

Did you know that the Bedford Gallery Docent Council offers organized walking tours of the City of Walnut Creek’s wonderful public art collection? You can join the Docents, every third Saturday of the month to participate. Tours are an hour long, and meet in front of the Lesher Center at 11am. Tours are $5 for adults, and include admission to the Bedford Gallery.

All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts Celebrating 21 years at 1601 Civic Drive

Visit our website for details on all of the exciting programs and events listed above. www.bedfordgallery.org Programming supported with generous funding from

Downtown Walnut Creek (925) 943-7469 www.LesherARTScenter.org

Media Sponsor Contra Costa Times

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

PRSRT STD

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

US POSTAGE PAID

bags. Children repeating will have extended projects that provide

WALNUT CREEK, CA

further independent growth and development in the medium.

PERMIT NO. 282

INSTRUCTOR : Tanya Patrick

ECRWSS

CITY OF WALNUT CREEK | 301 N. SAN CARLOS DR. | WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $74: 8 classes

Class 19932

Thu

3:45pm-4:45pm

6/21-8/9

RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER

AGES 7-10

NEW | Sewing Machine Workshop A great way for students to learn to use a sewing machine. Girls and boys will learn the basics of safely using a sewing machine. Make a colorful hair scrunchie or a sports headband. Students will 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

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

7/5

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.

A D U LT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshops I & II

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMPS!

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

SUMMER CAMP

2013

Now accepting registrations. See pages 2, 12, 19 - 20, 52 - 62 www.walnutcreekrec.org


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Summer 2013 Guide to Arts + Rec City of Walnut Creek