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VOLUME N o 11 FALL 2014

? CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION

RECREATION

New Makers Series Workshops, see pages 6-7

Fall registration begins August 6.

Join us for our free Open House and awards reception, Saturday, Nov. 15

New youth skateboarding classes, see page 68.

View the large scale, temporary art installation downtown, Aug. 12 - Sep. 30.

Fall swim lessons and programs, see page 70-75

Be part of Centennial History!

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

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 18, when the Centennial Birthday Festival comes to life on the grounds of the historic Shadelands Ranch Museum, 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road. The day promises fun for everyone, with food trucks, live music, kids’ games and crafts and, of course, a very special Birthday Cake in honor of Walnut Creek’s

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OPEN HOUSE

100th birthday. The festivities will run from

and Merit Awards Reception

11 a.m. until 4 p.m. And don’t miss your chance to be part of the Centennial Grove, a living legacy to the future. 100 trees from six different continents will encircle the pond at Heather Farm Park, representing the diversity of people from

Join us for an exciting, FREE day of community, arts, and fun. Bring the whole family to Shadelands Arts Center to learn more about Civic Arts Education, meet neighbors, and create art. Visit Civic Arts classes, enjoy delicious refreshments, and add

around the world who have settled in

your creativity to group and individual arts activities for

Walnut Creek. There will be seating areas

kids and adults alike.

to relax and reflect by the pond, and public art by a renowned artist.

Later, view art works and enjoy music performances by adults and young people as we honor the winners of the

Contributions of any amount are

2014 Kathy Nelson Merit Awards. These awards honor

appreciated. Those who donate $250

excellence by Civic Arts Education students and are

or more will have their names etched

sponsored by the Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation.

in stone on the special Centennial Rock. Contributions can be made by an individual, family, business, or community group.   The deadline to be listed on the Centennial Rock is October 1. To donate, go to walnutcreek100.com. Questions? Call 925-943-5895 or email centennial@walnut-creek.org.

Open House: 11AM-3 PM Merit Scholarship Reception: 3-5 PM Saturday, November 15, 2014 Shadelands Art Center 111 North Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek 94598 For more information, please visit www.Arts-Ed.org

Arts Makers Series Workshops 6-7 Youth | Adult |

MUSIC 32-36 Youth | Adult |

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 8-11 Youth | Adult |

DANCE 37-39 Youth | Adult |

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING 12-21 Youth | Adult |

DRAMA 40-41 Youth |

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 22-25 Adult | JEWELRY 26-27 Adult |

Exhibition CALENDAR 41 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION 43-45 preschool 42

GLASS 27-28 Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 29-31 Youth | Adult |

Rec HEALTH & FITNESS 48-52 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

DOG/PET CARE 65 Adults |

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT 53-55 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SPORTS 66-69 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SOCIAL DANCE 56-57 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

AQUATICS 70-75 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

SCIENCE & TECHNology 58-59 SCIENCE & TECHNology 52 Youth | Youth |

TENNIS 76-77 Youth | Adults | Adults 50+ |

MARTIAL ARTS 60-61 MARTIAL ARTS 53 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults |

SPECIALIZED RECREATION 79 Youth | Adults |

FOOD & COOKING 61-64 FOOD & COOKING 54-55 Youth | Adults | Youth | Adults |

adults 50+ 80-84 Adults 50+ |

+ more OPEN SPACE 85-87 GOLF 78 facility rentals 90

REGISTRATION 88-89 Lesher center for the arts 91 PRESCHOOL 42

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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.

MAKERS SERIES WORKSHOPS 6 Youth 6-7 Adult CERAMICS & SCULPTURE 8 Youth 9-11

Adult

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Open Studio

DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING 12-15 Youth 15-21 Adult DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY 22

Youth

23-25 Adult JEWELRY 26

Youth

26-27 Adult GLASS 27

Youth

27-28 Adult DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS 29

Youth

29-31 Adult MUSIC 22-36 Youth 36

Adult

DANCE 37-39 Youth 39

Adult

DRAMA 40-41 Youth EXHIBITION/EVENT CALENDAR 41 FRIENDS OF CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION 43-45 PRESCHOOL 42

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Makers Series Workshops

MAKERS SERIES WORKSHOPS The holidays are coming up, and it’s a great time to spend your day creating with Civic Arts. Join us for one or more of the workshops below. You’ll leave with something you made by hand to keep or give away. Don’t forget to invite a friend or family member! For more detailed information and fees see the pages listed below.

AGES 12-17

NEW | Makers Series: Secret Compartment Book Assemblage Using several mixed media techniques, create a ‘secret compartment book’. Starting with an old book, personalize it with a collage using some of your favorite images. Create the ‘secret compartment’ and fill it with assorted items (shells, stone, figurines and more), sealing them with a resin finish. This class

AGES 5-10

NEW | Makers Series: The Magic Box

encourages creativity and teaches you how to appreciate the

Create a special magic box and fill it with handmade jewelry,

with a completed project.

trinkets and ornaments. These creations are perfect for keeping treasures in or for gift giving. We will be painting, building, molding and decorating. Items can be wrapped and ready for any

process, even when things don’t go the way you planned. Leave

INSTRUCTOR : Lorri Marie Jenkins LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $63: 1 class

holiday.

Class 26815

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

12/6

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class

Class 26761

Sat

9:30am-12:30pm

11/22

AGES 5-10

NEW | Makers Series: Hand Decorated Low Fire Ceramic Potttery

NEW | Makers Series: Toy Day

Want to make your own hand-decorated pottery? You can create a

Today is Toy Day! Create a special stuffed toy and make a

In one day, you’ll learn to decorate on pre-made bisque ware

special home for it. We will also create a toy land snowball and a

pottery and will come back at a later date to pick up finished work.

sensational winter wonderland centerpiece. We will be painting,

Work will be ready two days following class meeting. $20 supply

building, molding and decorating. Items can be wrapped and

fee due at class includes glazes and two bisque pieces. Additional

ready for any holiday.

bisque pieces can be purchased during class (check or cash only).

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

mug, a bowl or a vase and paint it yourself, using low fire glazes.

$33: 1 class

Class 26760

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A D U LT

Sat

9:30am-12:30pm

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$43: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 26713

1:00pm-4:00pm

Sat

12/6

Makers Series Workshops A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | Makers Series: Fun with Image Transfers

NEW | Makers Series: Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments

Come learn to use image transfers to transform an image, giving

Come play with glass. Make your own glass holiday ornaments

it new life as a one-of-a-kind, handmade item. Photocopies of

for gifts and decoration. Each student will make 3-4 fun, whimsical

photographs, meaningful text, your favorite painting/drawing, or

fused glass ornaments in this one-day workshop. Tools and

a collage of all of the above are perfect examples of what to bring

materials provided. No experience necessary.

to class. This workshop will familiarize you with this simple, yet versatile printing technique. Students will use an acrylic medium to transfer their image so that it can be transformed into an ornament, keepsake or frameable art. INSTRUCTOR : Esteban Longoria

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $38: 1 class

$25 supply fee due at class

Class 26783

10:00am-1:00pm

Sat

11/22

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

Class 26799

10:00am-2:00pm

Sat

12/6

A D U LT

NEW | Makers Series: Put a Hex in Your Basketry Explore a flexible sturdy open weave technique in colorful cane

A D U LT

NEW | Makers Series: Give the Gift of Jewelry

basketry. It’s amazing how strong this open structure is. Three fun

Nothing says you care more than a handmade gift. What better

can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in materials

gift to give than jewelry that can be worn year round? In this one

of your choice to create stunning sculptures. Enjoy seeing how

day workshop you will learn basic metalsmithing techniques and

others have employed hex weave. Open your mind to working

produce a simple pendant, a pair of earrings, or a ring. Students

sculpturally or just create some useful gift items. Materials list

will practice techniques in copper and brass leading up to a final

online at www.arts-ed.org.

projects to be completed in class: an iPad stand, a small hanging basket and an unusual triangular form. The hexagonal structure

project in silver. All metal and tools will be provided. A half hour lunch break is scheduled, so please bring a sack lunch. INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $78: 1 class

$25 supply fee due at class

Class 26782

10:00am-6:00pm

Sat

12/6

INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Shapiro LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26607

9:30am-2:30pm

Sun

11/23

A D U LT

NEW | Makers Series: Needle-felted Gifts and Ornaments

A D U LT

NEW | Makers Series: Metal Holiday Decoration

Needle felting is a technique for creating small ornaments. Using colored wool, a foam pad, felting needles, and miniature wool

Create a beautiful holiday ornament that you and your

cards you can create small animals and birds; shapes such as

friends would be proud to display in your homes. Using basic

hearts and stars, even little gnomes and elves. This technique can

metalsmithing techniques you will saw, stamp, hammer, and

be used to decorate pre-made felt and embellish wet-felted balls.

shape copper or brass sheet metal into a decoration of your

Styrofoam balls can be covered with wet and dry-made felting to

choice. All metal and tools will be provided.

create fantastic tree ornaments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Janet Moore

$43: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

Class 26776

9:00am-1:00pm

$53: 1 class

$18 supply fee due at first class

Class 26699

10:00am-3:30pm

Sun

12/7

Sat

12/6

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Ceramics & Sculpture Ceramics & Sculpture

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE

AGES 8-12

Clay Works One A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot or any experience working with clay to explore this versatile medium. Focus on learning basic hand-building skills such as scoring, using slip, coil building, using molds and glazing. We’ll make functional bowls, plates and mugs, animals and birdhouses.

KIDS CLAY

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $118: 10 classes

Class 26525

Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

9/15-11/17

AGES 8-12

Clay Works Two: Hand Building/Wheel Throwing Great class for students with clay experience. Work on your handbuilding skills using soft slabs, coils and pinch pots. Students will learn the basics of throwing on the electric pottery wheel from centering to making simple pots. Prerequisite: must have taken Clay Play or have clay experience with knowledge of handbuilding

AGES 4-6

techniques.

Clay Play: Habitats Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. This is a great introduction to

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

3D art for young creative minds with or without clay experience.

$141: 9 classes

Using a variety of techniques including pinch, coil, slab and

Class 26524

squeeze methods, children will learn the basics from scoring to

No class 11/11

Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

9/16-11/18

glazing their work. Build imaginary worlds filled with people, animals and a place for them to reside-trees, caves, tropical islands and more!

Teen Clay: Wheelthrowing/Handbuilding

INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for handbuilding

$91: 10 classes

Class 26530

Mon

AGES 12-17

3:45pm-4:45pm

9/15-11/17

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

AGES 5-16

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Clay for Homeschoolers

$157: 10 classes

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

Class 26521

Wed

4:30pm-6:30pm

9/17-11/19

what you can learn to make: cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals,

Class 26522

Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

9/18-11/20

bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a

Ceramics studio information

variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and

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

assistance for students with different needs. INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $157: 10 classes

Class 26804

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Wed

10:00am-12:00pm

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accessible electric potter’s wheel available.

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Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Ceramics

INSTRUCTOR : Bruno Kark

Learn to wheel throw or handbuild basic ceramic forms.

$185: 9 classes

Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered.

Class 26406

Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound

No class 11/11

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/16-11/18

fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class.

$195: 10 classes

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 26405

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/17-11/19

INSTRUCTOR : Ann Henderson

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

$195: 10 classes

$195: 10 classes

Sat

Wed

Ceramics (Int/Adv)

Ceramics (Beg-Adv)

Class 26407

Ceramics (Int/Adv) INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

9:00am-12:00pm

9/13-11/22

Class 26960

Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/18-11/20

No class 9/20

Ceramics (Beg/Int) Ceramics (Beg/Int)

INSTRUCTOR : Coreen Abbott

INSTRUCTOR : Lynne Meade

$195: 10 classes

$195: 10 classes

Class 26408

Class 26403

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/15-11/17

Class 26404

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/15-11/17

Ceramics (Int/Adv) $195: 10 classes

Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/18-11/20

Scholarships available!

INSTRUCTOR : Lesley Jensen

Class 26409

Thu

Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for 7:00pm-10:00pm

9/15-11/17

more information.

A D U LT

A D U LT

Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv)

Handmade Art Tiles and Wall Reliefs (Beg-Adv)

Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems

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

that express your unique personality. Totems will include large

Emphasis on decorative techniques with underglazes, slips and

tactile beads, sculptural elements and journalistic pieces that are

glazes to enhance your work. Moldmaking techniques and use of

all about you. Class will include one-of-a-kind planters, birdbaths,

extruded forms will be included. Surface decoration with carving,

mushroom sculptures and more. Instructor’s bulbous textured slab

stamp images and relief designs.

techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel portion of this class.

INSTRUCTOR : Ed Blackburn LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Ellen Sachtschale

$195: 10 classes

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 26411

Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

9/14-11/16

$195: 10 classes

Class 26415

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/18-11/20

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Ceramics & Sculpture

A D U LT

Master Potter Workshop with Adam Field Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay Adam Field will demonstrate his methods for wheel throwing porcelain forms and carving intricate patterns on a variety of forms. From traditional techniques to innovative solutions for timeless problems, you will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery. Learn skills for mapping out and carving geometric patterns. Discussions about his Korean apprenticeship, studio practice, aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, and promotion and marketing strategies for the studio potter are certain to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas. Gain the skills and confidence to create and decorate work in your own voice. Open to all skill levels. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, ClayPeople and Trax Gallery. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Field LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $83: 1 class $43: Clay Arts Guild Members $73: ClayPeople & Trax Gallery Discount

Class 26863

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

9/20

A D U LT

A D U LT

Intro to Sculpture More fully understand the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative.

Want to make your own hand-decorated pottery? You can create a

Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation,

mug, a bowl or a vase and paint it yourself, using low fire glazes.

form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image

In one day, you’ll learn to decorate on pre-made bisque ware

presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques

pottery and will come back at a later date to pick up finished work.

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

Work will be ready two days following class meeting. $20 supply

texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also

fee due at class includes glazes and two bisque pieces. Additional

addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

bisque pieces can be purchased during class (check or cash only).

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Kanyusik

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

$185: 9 classes

Class 26412

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

9/16-11/18

Class 26413

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11 10

NEW | Makers Series: Hand Decorated Low Fire Ceramic Pottery

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$43: 1 class

$20 supply fee due at class

Class 26713

1:00pm-4:00pm

Sat

12/6

CERAMICS & SCULPTURE Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A D U LT

A D U LT

Pottery Making for Raku Firing (Int/Adv)

Sodium Vapor (Int/Adv)

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

Emphasis on ceramic work for high-fire salt kiln, to be stacked with

with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. First

kiln shelves. Students participate in loading and unloading of kilns.

half of class will focus on forms and techniques in making both handbuilt and wheel thrown objects that work well with the Raku firing process and demos of glaze application, use of resists and

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Yee LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

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

$238: 10 classes

Note: Students participate in the firing process and must be

Class 26414

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

9/17-11/19

physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable that students provide their own gloves and tongs which are also available in the studio for purchase. No registration permitted after second class.

studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture

INSTRUCTOR : Michael Berkley

students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills

$238: 10 classes

Fri

Open Studio Ceramics Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised

LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios

Class 26417

A D U LT

and knowledge. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s 7:00pm-10:00pm

9/19-11/21

discretion. Studio is closed on all legal city holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in Studio. No instruction is provided.

INSTRUCTOR : James Newton

Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the

$238: 10 classes

Class 26418

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/19-11/21

fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes. LOCATION Studio E, Civic Park Studios $152: 58 classes $91: Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild Members

Class 26410

9/14-11/22

No class 9/20, 11/11

ARTISTs MARKET December 5-7 Shadelands Arts Center at 111 N. Wiget Lane Shop for beautiful artwork created by the instructors and students of Civic Arts Education at the expanded 2014 Artists’ Market! For the first time ever, Civic Arts’ Clay Arts Guild will be joining the Artists’ Market at Shadelands, adding many new handmade ceramics pieces. Join us at Shadelands Arts Center at 111 N. Wiget Lane on opening night December 5, from 5-9 PM, for live music and hors d’oeuvres. Hours on Saturday and Sunday are 10am-6pm. All media will be featured, including ceramics, glass art, jewelry, drawings, paintings, and prints, sculpture, photography, textiles and more! Shop with us for a wide variety of original artwork. Twenty-five percent of all sales will support our community arts programs. For more information call (925) 943-5846 or visit www. arts-ed.org/cae and www.clayartsguild.com.

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking

DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING

wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter. INSTRUCTOR : Rana Nassar LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $70: 5 classes

Class 26526

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/17-10/15

Class 26527

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

9/17-10/15

Class 26528

Wed

3:30pm-4:30pm

10/22-11/19

Class 26529

Wed

4:45pm-5:45pm

10/22-11/19

AGES 5-7

Primary Colors: Early Elementary Art Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques as children explore the basic design concepts of line, shape, color, texture and more. Sculpture and collage projects included. Completion of “I Can Do it Art” recommended. Children repeating this class will complete extended projects that provide further independent growth and development. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes

Seema Mahboob

AGES 1½-3

Terribly Terrific Twos: Toddler/Parent Designed to foster the toddler/parent relationship, explore social, physical, language development and parent education. Exploration activities including music and movement, tactile and visual art exploration and circle activities will be offered each session. INSTRUCTOR : Julie Tadena

Class 26513

Wed

9/17-11/19

AGES 5-10

NEW | Makers Series: The Magic Box Create a special magic box and fill it with handmade jewelry, trinkets and ornaments. These creations are perfect for keeping treasures in or for gift giving. We will be painting, building, molding and decorating. Items can be wrapped and ready for any

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

holiday.

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 1½-2)

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft

$114: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 26802

9:00am-10:15am

Fri

3:45pm-4:45pm

9/19-11/21

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class

Class 26761

Sat

9:30am-12:30pm

11/22

Terribly Terrific Twos (Ages 2-3) $133: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 26803

10:30am-12:00pm

Fri

9/19-11/21

AGES 5-10

NEW | Makers Series: Toy Day Today is Toy Day! Create a special stuffed toy and make a

AGES 4-6

special home for it. We will also create a toy land snowball and a

I Can Do It Art

sensational winter wonderland centerpiece. We will be painting,

Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists

ready for any holiday.

use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore: paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc., as they draw, paint, and explore new media. A

building, molding and decorating. Items can be wrapped and

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa Taft LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class

Class 26760 12

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Sat

9:30am-12:30pm

12/13

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 6-8

AGES 8-12

Cartooning: Basic Drawing Skills

NEW | Exploring Modern Art

Learn the basic drawing skills needed to create cartoon characters

This course will focus on modern artists, their techniques and the

and stories that are the foundation of successful cartooning.

spirit of experimentation. Explore a number of different artists,

Expressive faces and bodies in action will be explored, along

how they applied fresh ideas about the nature of materials and

with creative viewpoints and settings. Media include pencil,

function of art. Draw, paint and construct art forms using their

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

techniques and a variety of mediums along the way. Explore

students will have opportunity to create and work on projects with

magnificent works of art from Monet to Pollack, offering students

instructor.

a new way of encountering any work, encouraging students to learn through visual exploration and interaction with a variety of

INSTRUCTOR : Timothy Hancock

mediums.

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Shaghayegh Cyrous

$85: 9 classes

Class 26515

Tue

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/16-11/18

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes

No class 11/11

Class 26850

Thu

3:45pm-5:15pm

9/18-11/20

AGES 6-8 AGES 8-12

Kids’ Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing

The Comics: Int/Adv Cartooning

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

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

fundamentals of drawing and sketching including: line, texture,

Animae/Manga character designs and story illustrations. Learn

contour, simple perspective and composition. Projects include still

advanced drawing techniques, storytelling, and the process of

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

making an illustration. Create and develop characters, settings and

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

environments using perspective and other cartooning techniques.

students with little or no formal drawing experience to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Children repeating this class will have extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

INSTRUCTOR : Timothy Hancock LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $107: 9 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26517

4:45pm-6:15pm

Tue

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes

Class 26511

Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/15-11/17

AGES 6-8

Paint Box Open the paint box and find a world where your imagination will lead you to discover new and exciting ways to use paints. Use tempera, acrylic and watercolor paints combined with drawing to develop a sense of composition, color and design. Learn more about creating depth in your paintings, reducing complex subjects to a simpler form and creating texture with pattern and repetition. Students repeating this class will complete extended projects that provide further independent growth and development in the medium. INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center $89: 10 classes

Class 26512

Mon

4:45pm-5:45pm

9/15-11/17

D. Jeka Lambert

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 8-14

Masters & Contemporary Painters Visit the works of a different artist each week and examine their techniques and methods of working with the medium. Focus on an important piece of that artist’s body of work. Children often find these studies and exercises to be huge confidence builders, exposing them to new approaches to their own creative expression. Work in both acrylic and oil paint, selecting artists from Michelangelo to Picasso. Completion of Paint Box or a similar class recommended. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26508

4:00pm-5:30pm

Fri

9/19-11/21

AGES 11-17

Teen Drawing & Painting For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing Chris Messer

AGES 8-12

Tinkering/Found Art Assemblage Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don’t quite know how to do, guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. When you tinker, there are no instructions--but there are also no failures, no right or wrong ways of doing things. We’ll use real wood, real

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 projects. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including acrylics, pastels, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice.

hand tools and your imagination to create contraptions that roll,

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

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

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

of ideas, and deal with challenges, design and construction of

$132: 9 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

individual projects.

Class 26518

4:15pm-6:15pm

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Scott

No class 11/11

Tue

9/16-11/18

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes

Class 26514

Wed

AGES 12-17

5:00pm-6:30pm

9/17-11/19

AGES 8-14

If Godzilla could live in a city, where would he/she live? While

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio for Homeschoolers For students who have had some painting experience and are interested in learning to paint with oil paint (water-based) and/or further explore acrylic paint. Color mixing, light, form, texture and composition will be explored.

class explores their own imaginations. This class will focus on storyboarding, involving both writing and drawing. Science fiction and mythology will play a large part in this experience. The basic drawing skills of perspective and the human/animal form will be

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$118: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26510

1:30pm-3:00pm

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learn basic skills of drawing that will provide a structure as the

INSTRUCTOR : Peter Brown

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Fri

creating that environment and giving this reptile a place to be,

taught as an adjunct to the storytelling format.

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Kelly

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9/19-11/21

$110: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26763

4:00pm-5:30pm

Thu

9/18-11/20

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking AGES 12-17

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NEW | Makers Series: Secret Compartment Book Assemblage

Art Workshop

Using several mixed media techniques, create a ‘secret

feel that they are lacking in the basic fundamentals of various art

compartment book’. Starting with an old book, personalize it

applications. For intermediate and advanced students who would

with a collage using some of your favorite images. Create the

like to explore in depth the medium of their choice. Topics may

‘secret compartment’ and fill it with assorted items (shells, stone,

include color theory, composition, light and shadow, perspective,

figurines and more), sealing them with a resin finish. This class

various drawing and painting techniques, use of artist’s materials

encourages creativity and teaches you how to appreciate the

along with brief information on artists past and present.

process, even when things don’t go the way you planned. Leave with a completed project.

This course is for those who have never taken an art course or who

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Lorri Marie Jenkins

$172: 10 classes

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

Class 26441

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/17-11/19

$63: 1 class

Class 26815

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

12/6

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All About Drawing: Classical & Contemporary

AGES 12-18

Sumi-e Painting for Teens

This course is for beginners and continuing artist students who

This course is for middle and high school students interested in

want to enrich their artwork with an intense focus on the joy

exploring the art of Japanese brush painting. Explore different

of drawing. Whether you are a mark maker and love doodling

brush strokes that make you aware of the world around you and

imaginary images or someone who finds great satisfaction in

capture the spirit of the subject you are painting. Learn basic

rendering a form accurately with great detail, this course is for

techniques and elements essential to the practice of sumi-e

you. Work with a variety of black and white media: graphite,

painting. Demonstrations and individual help will be available.

graphite powder, charcoal, pen & ink, sharpies. Combine observational study with projects targeting personal invention.

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa

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

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $117: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26762

4:30pm-6:30pm

Fri

9/19-11/7

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes

Class 26452

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Starting Art

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/18-11/20

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For beginners and those who haven’t drawn since childhood. Guided, non-threatening instruction to help you use the long-

Drawing: Sketching & Rendering

neglected right side (artistic side) of your brain. Expand your

Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning

abilities to observe and draw what you see. Join others who

how to reduce objects to their basic shapes and forms and

also think they ‘can’t draw a straight line’ and discover you can!

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

Valuable for teachers. Bring a bag lunch on Sat.

include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective, shading along with landscape and figurative themes. Students should bring

INSTRUCTOR : Sarah Gross

paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners welcome.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $93: 2 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26750

Sat

9:00am-3:00pm

Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm

9/27 9/28

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes

Class 26440

Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/19-11/21

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Enjoy Watercolor (Beg/Int)

Perspective Drawing This class is designed for those who have never taken an art course all the way to the experienced artist who wants to learn more about perspective drawing. Topics include one, two and three point perspective, drawing shapes, grids, stairs, dividing surfaces into equal parts, buildings, reflections and calculating cast

Learn the pure and simple techniques of watercolor in this class for beginners and intermediates. Demonstrations each class on using watercolor transparently, layered, textured and more. Individual instruction and critique. Materials discussed at first class.

shadows with natural and artificial lighting. With knowledge of

INSTRUCTOR : Patricia Strout

perspective, students no longer need to guess if something in their

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

drawing or painting is correct.

$157: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

Class 26436

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

No class 11/11

Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

9/16-11/18

$172: 10 classes

Class 26445

Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

9/17-11/19

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Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv) A D U LT

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums Have you always wanted to draw and/or paint but feel that you don’t know enough to get started? Do you want to try a new medium before purchasing products? Core skills taught while

Explore watercolor to its fullest with emphasis on learning a direct painting process, incorporating principles of design, and your own creative vision to make exciting watercolor paintings. Bring reference materials and painting materials. Demonstrations, coaching and critiques as needed. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org.

exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums,

INSTRUCTOR : Leslie Wilson

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

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

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

$172: 10 classes

Class 26457

Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

9/17-11/19

Class 26456

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/19-11/21

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $172: 10 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 26439

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

9/17-11/19

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Painting Still Life Like the Old Masters Learn the techniques of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics,

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work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille,

Stunning Soft Pastels

layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-

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

dimensionality. Previous experience with paint is not necessary. Come to first class with materials from list, ready to work. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

is its versatility, which combines well with watercolor, acrylics,

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

oils and all drawing media (colored pencils, graphite, charcoal,

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

marking pens and ink). Traditional and innovative processes will be covered. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

$172: 10 classes

Class 26450

Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

9/18-11/20

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $157: 9 classes

Class 26453

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

No class 11/11

9/16-11/18

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Monday Morning Painting

Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Beg-Adv)

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

Using still life and photo references both as inspiration and

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

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

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

while concentrating on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals

subject matter are acceptable but focus will be on oil and acrylics.

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

Lessons focus on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from

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

photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice.

challenges and end of class critiques. Bring supplies and be

Beginners with absolutely no knowledge of paints should consider

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

Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

$172: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 26437

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/15-11/17

$172: 10 classes

Class 26438

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/18-11/20

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Monday Morning Painting Extension This is a continuation of the Fall Monday Morning Painting

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Night Painting Extension

class. It is open to all students interested in painting through the

This is a continuation of the Night Painting class. It is open to all

intersession, but is not appropriate for absolute beginners who

students interested in painting through the intersession, but is not

require basic knowledge on how to paint. New students should

appropriate for absolute beginners who require basic knowledge

arrive prepared to paint.

on how to paint. New students should arrive prepared to paint.

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

$79: 4 classes

$60: 3 classes

Class 26465

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

11/24-12/15

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Class 26464

Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

12/4-12/18

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Painting (Int/Adv) This class is for students with some prior painting experience.

Introduction to Intaglio and Relief Printmaking

Topics include color theory, composition, brush and palette knife

In this class we will focus on two kinds of printmaking-intaglio

techniques, creating atmosphere and textural effects, developing

and relief printing. The intaglio process will consist of etchings

your own style, use of painting media and various other painting

and drypoints. In relief printing, we will create linocuts and/or

applications and techniques. Students may work in any style

woodcuts. Please bring materials to first class. Artists of all levels

they choose (from abstraction to realism) and in any paint media.

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

Students may bring in unfinished artwork to resolve any conflicts that they may have.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

$185: 9 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 26458

$157: 9 classes

Class 26444

Tue

No class 11/11

INSTRUCTOR : Moose Wesler

Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

9/18-11/20

No class 9/25

9:00am-12:00pm

9/16-11/18 Some drawing and painting classes may use undraped models. Teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Some drawing experience recommended for beginning painting students.

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Drawing, Painting & Printmaking Make Your Mark–2015 Make Your Mark is an intensive visual art program for middle and high school students who are interested in increased exposure to visual art mediums with professional artists, strengthening their portfolios and becoming more well-rounded artists. Students will meet on Friday afternoons from January to early June. Students will meet with artists, craftspeople and other art professionals, take field trips and visit an artist’s studio. Students will enhance and strengthen language, awareness and, just as important, explore reasons why they create art. With this knowledge and hands-on experience, they will be able to effectively build, as well as comment, on their body of artwork with peers and artists they meet throughout the course. Students will learn how to prepare their work for exhibition and mount a show of their work at the end of the program. Information will be available beginning in September at www.arts-ed.org or by calling Doug Rowe at (925) 943-5899 x2471.

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Figure Drawing Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe

Abstract & Non-objective Painting (Acrylics)

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

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

value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills.

on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely

Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough

nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from

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

accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing

Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used;

concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color,

teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor.

shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged;

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

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

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

org.

$197: 9 classes

Class 26447

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/19-11/21

No class 10/10

INSTRUCTOR : Tesia Blackburn LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $133: 7 classes

Class 26686

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Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and

12:30pm-3:30pm

9/15-11/17

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

Mix Those Media!

and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome

Stretch your boundaries and approach painting from a less

and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build

predictable perspective. This class inspires continuing artists

up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil,

and adventurous beginners to strengthen their visual voice and

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

discover the joy of working in a more personal way in new visual

demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic block-in,

territory. Combine traditional and unusual media to yield rich

composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy,

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

value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www.

collage techniques, some photo transfer-a potpourri of mixed

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media methods. Work with the technique of the week or pursue individual projects. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Mira M White

$230: 9 classes

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Class 26448

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

No class 10/11

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$172: 10 classes

Class 26454

Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

9/19-11/21

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Further Adventures in Color and Light

Japanese Brush Painting

You’ve had basic color theory, now to put it into practice! Gain a

Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art

deeper understanding of the effect of light on color with projects

work. Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and

designed to increase observational and practical skills. Each week

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

we paint a single object under different light and color conditions.

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

Oil paint and a palette knife preferred, acrylic and palette knife OK.

Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Materials list

Previous enrollment in Secrets of Color or Painting the Still Life

online at www.arts-ed.org.

with Color and Light recommended. Materials list online at www. arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Fumiyo Yoshikawa LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison

$172: 10 classes

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

Class 26446

$157: 9 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26451

1:00pm-4:00pm

Tue

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/15-11/17

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Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics

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Abstract Watercolor Landscapes

Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn

Discover how to translate emotion into a watercolor landscape

and representation through demonstrations and individual

painting. Photographs are invaluable if used correctly. Beginners

instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to

and continuing painters experience landscape, through sketches

interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs.

to establish the values, color, mood and composition of the

Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational

scene, getting to know the subject and loosening up as you go.

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

Techniques move beyond realism to a bolder, more abstract version of a landscape with demonstrations, individual and group critiques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values,

INSTRUCTOR : Gary Bergren LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $157: 9 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Pamela Howett

Class 26689

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/16-11/18

9:00am-12:00pm

9/17-11/19

No class 11/11

$172: 10 classes

Class 26455

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/15-11/17

$172: 10 classes

Class 26688

Wed

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Plein Air Painting Experience Enjoy painting in the natural environment! We will discuss the

Color Theory

philosophy of plein air painting, sketching and designing a paint-

Study the basic theories and fundamentals of color. Through

ing. Locations include park, cityscapes and waterscapes. Explore

lectures and studio exercises, students will learn and apply various

direct painting with vibrant color with an emphasis on light and

principles of color theory. Topics include a brief history of color,

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

color scheme studies, absorption and reflection, additive and

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

subtractive synthesis, bezold effect, color terms, color perspective,

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

mineral and modern pigments and color mixing. Students from

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

beginning to advanced who work in acrylic, oil or watercolor are

the excitement of morning light and seasonal colors. Oil or acrylic

encouraged to participate.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Mark Jezierny

INSTRUCTOR : Mary Lou Correia

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Off-Site

$172: 10 classes

$149: 6 classes

Class 26959

Fri

Class 26443 10:00am-1:30pm

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/15-11/17

9/19-10/24

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NEW | Creative Art Come and create art in this fun and inspiring class for all levels.

Collagraph-Printmaking with Found Objects

Discover new art forms, media and techniques to expand

Collagraph is a versatile printmaking process, based on the

your repertoire or move through creative blockage. Each class

construction of a collaged matrix to provide a printable plate.

introduces a new project, exercise or technique—drawing,

Materials and textured surfaces such as fabric, leaves, sand

painting, paper, collage, book arts, fiber, assemblage, found

and other found materials can be used. Plates can be printed as

objects, mixed media, sculpture, puppets, dolls, etc. Drawing skills

intaglio or relief images, or as combinations of both leading to

are not required. You choose what to work on, 2D or 3D, and the

astounding richness and strength. A wide array of different effects

media/techniques. Students provide their own inexpensive art

and the use of diverse materials gives great variation in texture.

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

The result is often unpredictable, rewarding the artist with an inspirational surprise. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : D Jeka Lambert INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

$143: 8 classes

Class 26687

Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/15-11/3

$159: 2 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26787

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

10/4-10/11

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Collage with Acrylic and Watercolor This class is for those who have never painted before, as well as painters of all levels. Learn about the proper grounds and

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NEW | Drawn from Nature: Inspired by Wildlife

mediums suitable for collage. Create an interesting effect with

Come join CAE and the Lindsay Wildlife Museum for a new and

multiple thin layers of acrylic or watercolor. Learn to blend the

exciting workshop. Students will have the opportunity to work

edges of added material without creating hard cut and paste

directly from ‘live’ Native California wildlife, including specimens

edges. Techniques include how to color and dye tissue paper,

such as the great horned owl and red tail hawk. The museum

treat and alter magazine papers, and hand printmaking techniques

will be opened only to those enrolled in the workshop, providing

to enhance your collage. Also includes demonstrations and

a private opportunity and up-close access to draw from the

discussions on elements of art. Materials list online at www.arts-

wildlife. Bring your sketchbook and be prepared to be inspired by

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these magnificent animals. Previous drawing and/or watercolor experience suggested.

INSTRUCTOR : Seema Mahboob INSTRUCTOR : Staff

LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Lindsay Wildlife Museum

$181: 4 classes

Class 26752

Sat

2:00pm-5:00pm

9/20-10/11

$93: 3 classes

Class 26459

Mon

10:00am-12:00pm

10/6-10/20

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Encaustic (Hot Wax) Workshop Encaustic is a beeswax based paint that dates back to the 5th century. Kept molten on a heated palette, encaustic is applied to

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NEW | Fix It! for Paintings and Drawings (Int/Adv)

a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamel-

Do you have paintings or drawings that you’re always talking

like finish. Learn safety, working with heat sources, equipment,

about ‘fixing’ or ‘changing’ because they didn’t quite work but

paints, medium, collage materials, fusing layers, tools, priming

they have potential? Small corrections can frequently make large

appropriate substrates, scraping, pastel sticks, incising and more.

differences. Focus will be on previously completed work and

Bring a bag lunch. Wear cotton art clothes and closed toe shoes.

learning self-assessment. Bring 2-4 pieces to class, your references (if you have them) plus your supplies. Open to: oil, acrylics,

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English

watercolor, pastel and charcoal work.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $88: 1 class

$65 supply fee due at class

Class 26732

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

9/20

INSTRUCTOR : Patsy Taylor LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $124: 2 classes

Class 26838 20

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Sun

10:00am-3:30pm

10/19-10/26

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Flowing Paint on Silk

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting

One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity

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

to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory

supervised use; no instructor. Participants provide their own

course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using basic silk

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

painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately guides the

solvents in class.

flow of the liquid, the colors glide through the silk and generate delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels are welcome. $5 supply fee per 31’ x 31’ silk. Materials list online at

INSTRUCTOR : Jody Mattison LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center

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$129: 9 classes $89: w/ another CAE class

INSTRUCTOR : Tomoko Murakami

Class 26449

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

No class 10/10

Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/19-11/21

$124: 2 classes

Class 26786

Sun

10:00am-4:00pm

10/19-10/26

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Open Studio Painting A D U LT

NEW | Watercolor with Gouache This class will take you beyond transparent watercolor with the use of gouache in combination with your watercolors. Students will experiment with painting on different surfaces and using different tools for creating texture, including scrapers, stencils, and sponge rollers. Students will also experiment with different drawing tools to put the final touches on our paintings. This class

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. LOCATION Annex B, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes $57: w/ another CAE class

Class 26531

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

9/18-11/20

is fun, inspirational and gives a new look to watercolor. Materials A D U LT

list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Chris Messer

Open Studio Printmaking

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CAE class

$153: 2 classes

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

Class 26775

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

11/8-11/9

Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no

A D U LT

instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and

NEW | Makers Series: Fun with Image Transfers

inks and any specialized materials. LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

Come learn to use image transfers to transform an image, giving it new life as a one-of-a-kind, handmade item. Photocopies of

$113: 10 classes $57: w/ another CAE class

photographs, meaningful text, your favorite painting/drawing, or

Class 26532

Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

9/18-11/20

a collage of all of the above are perfect examples of what to bring to class. This workshop will familiarize you with this simple, yet versatile printing technique. Students will use an acrylic medium to transfer their image so that it can be transformed into an ornament, keepsake or frameable art. INSTRUCTOR : Esteban Longoria

Scholarships available!

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $33: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26799

10:00am-2:00pm

Sat

12/6

Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information.

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Digital Media & Photography

DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOGRAPHY

AGES 16 & up

NEW | World of Insects In this class we will discuss techniques used by macro photographers with an emphasis on photographing live subjects. After the lecture, students will be have the opportunity to test some of the equipment discussed on live praying mantises. While some equipment will be provided, students are encouraged to bring their own camera and macro lens if they have one. INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall LOCATION Civic Park, Park Placer $87: 5 classes

Class 26719

Sun

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/21-10/19

AGES 16 & up

THE JOY OF Photography Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and outside taking scenics, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with lighting, composition, content. Plus, you learn about shutter speed, f stops, light meters, ISO, Dynamic Range, Icon, Settings, RAW or JPEG, Color Balance, and more!

AGES 13 & up

NEW | GoPro Movie Making

INSTRUCTOR : Conrad Johnson

This course is aimed at those interested in learning to make movies with a GoPro. Over the course of a one-day workshop,

LOCATION YA-1, Shadelands Art Center $125: 7 classes

participants will learn to shoot, edit and bring to screen high-def,

Class 26982

high impact videos created on the latest GoPro camera.

Mon

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

$125: 7 classes

LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place

Class 26983

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

9:30am-11:30am

9/15-10/27

9/16-10/28

$84: 1 class

Class 26841

Sat

9:00am-6:00pm

11/22

AGES 16 & up

NEW | Digital Photography 101 AGES 13 & up

Get a handle on your digital camera. Students will take a variety

Smart PhonEography

of digital photos, from landscapes, still lifes and scenic to

The mobile phone camera is changing the way people take,

portraits. Working both indoors and out, students will work with

enhance and share their pictures! This course will turn your

lighting, composition and content, and learn about color balance,

mobile phone into your best camera. Students will transform their

dynamic range, f stops, shutter speed, and other key elements of

images into works of art using a variety of ‘apps’ for capturing and

photography.

processing images. We will focus on composition, light and color

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

theory, along with learning how to best use apps for shooting, editing and creative processing on your phone. Students will need to purchase approximately $30 in apps. No prior photography experience is required. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $92: 10 classes

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Fri

4:00pm-5:30pm

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

Class 26942

Wed

9:30am-11:30am

9/17-10/29

Class 26943

Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/18-10/30

Digital Media & Photography AGES 16 & up

A D U LT

NEW | Introduction to Matting and Framing

CAE Photography Forum

In this workshop, you’ll learn to professionally matt and frame

photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of

your two-dimensional art. Professional framing materials,

photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas

including practice material, will be provided. You’ll come away

and experiences. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month (June

with a product suitable for hanging in a gallery. Bring a minimum

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

8x10, maximum 16x20 artwork to the first class. Required materials

and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops

will be determined at first class and will run approximately $40.

allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at

INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall

one meeting is free to enrolled CAE students.

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews

$74: 3 classes

Class 26877

Tue

The Mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage

7:00pm-9:00pm

10/14-10/28

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $72: Yearly Membership

Class 26105

AGES 16 & up

NEW | Photography: Art and Products Create high quality photographs of products and art for commercial purposes. Altering images in Photoshop will be

Tue

7:00pm-9:30pm

6/17-5/19

A D U LT

Take Control of Your Digital Camera

explored as well as lighting, staging and photography techniques.

Learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great

Commercial photography products such as slides and a portfolio

photographs and how to gain more control over the design of

will be created. Bring three products or artworks to photograph,

pictures by subject placement, framing, and selecting a point

along with your camera.

of view. Camera functions, transferring files, and image file management will be explained. We will investigate the creative

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

aspects of digital photography and discuss the importance of

LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center

obtaining correct exposure. Photographic assignments and a field

$110: 1 class

Class 26940

Sat

trip will allow practice using tools and techniques learned in class. 9:00am-6:00pm

11/1

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

AGES 16 & up

NEW | Portrait Photography 101 Create engaging portraits using your digital camera. You’ll explore

$126: 7 classes

Class 26559

Thu

6:30pm-9:00pm

10/9-11/13

Field Trip

Sat

11:00am-1:00pm

11/8

portrait techniques and lighting, with a variety of self-chosen subjects, for a variety of artistic and commercial purposes. INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $62: 1 class

Class 26941

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

10/25

Scholarships available! Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for more information. Sue Reynolds

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Digital Media & Photography A D U LT

NEW | Mastering the Fine Art Digital Print The photographic print is no less important in the digital age than it was when silver gelatin ruled the darkroom. Despite greater automation, the process can seem just as daunting. This 10­ week course will demystify that process as students develop the skills needed to produce fine art quality prints. We will explore software tools including Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, and Xrite i1 with the intent of simplifying the process. A working understanding of Mac OSX is necessary INSTRUCTOR : Chris Grunder LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $146: 9 classes

Class 26720

Tue

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

Sue Reynolds A D U LT

Make Money with Your Photography

A D U LT

Inside Your canon eos or Nikon DSLR

Interested in making money with your photography and seeing

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

and on the web? Learn about the exciting and profitable world of

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

stock photography in an interactive and supportive environment.

dials, and menus and how these features will help improve your

Course covers how to sign up with a stock agency; the difference

photography. Register for the Canon EOS in the morning or the

between commercial and editorial stock photography; what buyers

Nikon class in the afternoon. Bring your camera, manual and

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

questions.

to increase sales. Bring 3 to 5 samples of your photography with

your images appear in advertisements, brochures, magazines,

stock potential.

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

INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Watson

$48: 1 class

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

Class 26964

Sat

10:30am-1:00pm

10/18

$53: 2 classes

Class 26965

Sat

1:30pm-4:00pm

10/18

Class 26855

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

10/14-10/21

A D U LT

A D U LT

Using Your Camera Made Simple Having trouble getting your camera to give you the results you

NEW | Rules of the Road-Street Photography

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

In this introductory course we’ll explore the techniques, tricks,

better creative decisions, how to control lighting, movement and

ethics, and aesthetics of the photographic genre commonly

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

referred to as “Street Photography”. We will work to establish

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

individual styles rooted in both form and concept and discuss how

Bring your camera, manual and questions to class for individual

these things can be situated within the history of photography

help.

and the nature of observation in general. In service of these goals we will build projects grounded in visual consistency, technical

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

proficiency, and interesting subject matter!

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Chris Grunder

$111: 4 classes

Class 26853

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/15-10/6

LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $162: 10 classes

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Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

9/18-11/20

Digital Media & Photography A D U LT

A D U LT

Lighting Techniques Made Simple

NEW | Lens in the Landscape

Lighting is the basis for all great photographs. Uncover the

In this five-week course, students will cover the basics of

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

landscape photography through three field trips into local

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

wilderness areas and two sessions of digital image management.

equipment and demonstrate different techniques for lighting any

Two sessions of the class will cover post-processing techniques

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

in Photoshop and Lightroom and how to plan for extended

will discuss indoor and outdoor lighting techniques and include a

photographic trips.

Saturday morning outdoor photo shoot.

INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard

LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place

LOCATION Youth Art 2, Shadelands Art Center

$93: 4 classes

$115: 5 classes

Class 26852

Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

10/13-11/3

Field Trip

Sat

9:00am-1:00pm

10/25

Class 26717

Sat

1:00pm-5:00pm

9/20, 10/4, 10/11

Field Trip

Sat

3:00pm-7:00pm

9/27

A D U LT A D U LT

Introduction to Photoshop Elements

NEW | From Screen to Frame

Photoshop Elements is a wonderful image editing program with

This course will cover creating framed work from digital

most of the features of Photoshop which are directed primarily

photographic files using a high-quality large format digital printer.

to the photographer. Concentrate on those features needed

The first portion will cover prepping for and then printing while

to edit your digital images: navigate your way around the

the second half will cover some DIY framing and what to look for

program, viewing and saving your files, resizing and cropping,

in getting work professionally framed. Some materials will be

understanding layers, image adjustments, using levels, hue/

provided.

saturation, color balance, selecting and editing tools to work on photographs. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and

INSTRUCTOR : Reagan Pufall

techniques learned in class.

LOCATION Civic Park, Park Place $87: 5 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 26718

5:00pm-8:00pm

Sun

9/21-10/19

INSTRUCTOR : Tom Crews LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $87: 6 classes

Class 26558

A D U LT

Exploring Landscape Photography Discover how to see, create and share the magic of local wild landscapes in an autumn photo-exploration of Mt. Diablo’s hidden

Wed

6:30pm-9:00pm

10/8-11/12

A D U LT

Photoshop Made Simple

canyons. Two Saturday slide lectures and field sessions provide

Are you frustrated by how complex Photoshop seems? This class

composition, exposure tools and practice creating beautiful

will show beginners how to achieve beautiful editing in Photoshop

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

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

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

straightforward ways to make your images look beautiful! Laptop

locations and offer resources for continued learning. Materials list

computers with Photoshop CS3 are provided if you do not have

online at www.arts-ed.org.

Photoshop on yours. Bring your own images on a USB thumb drive or memory card. The instructor will also Photoshop an image

INSTRUCTOR : Sue Reynolds

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

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

computer.

$93: 2 classes

Class 26851

Sat

2:00pm-7:00pm

10/18-10/25

INSTRUCTOR : Greg Hazard LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center $87: 4 classes

Class 26854

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/23-10/14

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Jewelry

JEWELRY

A D U LT

Jewelry Casting (Beg/Int) & Fabrication (Int) Emphasis, for all beginning students, will be casting. Learn all phases of lost-wax centrifugal casting. Most supplies and tools provided except casting metal. Beginners welcome; first class very important. Continuing students may choose also to fabricate but only if they have already taken a class in fabrication and are beyond needing basic information. INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios $169: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 26471

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

Bonnie Heras

$188: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class.

Class 26472

12:00pm-3:00pm

Fri

9/19-11/21

A D U LT

Chasing & Repousse + Hinges (Beg/Int)

AGES 8-12

Wire Jewelry

Learn how to make any design come to life through the technique

Be the coolest kid on the playground with your own handmade

of chasing and repousse. Using special tools and hammer, you

jewelry! Learn to make bracelets, earrings, rings, hair barrettes, and key chains using different colored wire and a wide range of different sized colored beads.

student will work on one design that will either be the face for a locket or the top of a box. Both projects require a hinge, so students will learn two different types of hinges.

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $118: 10 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26538

3:30pm-5:00pm

Mon

can create simple or detailed relief designs on sheet metal. Each

9/15-11/17

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

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 26480

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

9/17-11/19

A D U LT

Jewelry Design & Construction (Beg/Int) Emphasis on building basic/intermediate knowledge of jewelry design and construction. Beginners will design their own jewelry and construct pieces using fundamental techniques of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, and basic bezel setting. Lectures, demos, and handouts provide basis of any techniques needed. Intermediates will progress through more advanced techniques of forging, cold connections, etching, etc. Jewelry will be made from metal sheet and wire. Copper, brass and tools provided. New

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Creative Beading Looking for a creative way to encase your centerpiece and make an accompanying necklace? You will learn to bead around a centerpiece and design a fashionable pendant. Part of the fun and creativity is selecting the best colors. You will use those colors in both pendant and necklace. The necklace will be beaded using a Kumihimo wheel. All skill levels are welcome. Projects are tailored to each class member’s ability and interest. Materials list online at

students must attend first class for safety discussion and materials

www.arts-ed.org.

list.

INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Goldsmith

INSTRUCTOR : Karen Ehrhardt

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

$115: 6 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

$188: 10 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 26479

1:00pm-4:00pm

Class 26473

12:00pm-3:00pm

Thu

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Thu

9/18-10/23

Glass

GLASS

A D U LT

NEW | Creative Art Jewelry Art jewelry uses non-traditional materials and techniques to bend the boundaries between traditional jewelry, fiber arts, assemblage and art. Make your own beautiful art jewelry using an array of widely available inexpensive materials and simple techniques. Demos, guidance, design theory and inspirational images help you to imaginatively create hand made one of a kind jewelry using textiles, fiber, stitching, paper, beads, chain, adhesives, wire, found/repurposed/upcycled materials, and art and craft materials. This class does not teach metal fabrication techniques. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : D Jeka Lambert LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $152: 8 classes

Class 26542

Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

9/15-11/3

A D U LT

NEW | Makers Series: Give the Gift of Jewelry Melissa McCumiskey

Nothing says you care more than a handmade gift. What better gift to give than jewelry that can be worn year round? In this one day workshop you will learn basic metalsmithing techniques and

AGES 12-17

produce a simple pendant, a pair of earrings, or a ring. Students

Fused Glass

will practice techniques in copper and brass leading up to a final

Come chill out while making some warm glass items. Make sun-

project in silver. All metal and tools will be provided. A half hour

catchers, garden art, bugs and bowls. Learn glass cutting, design,

lunch break is scheduled, so please bring a sack lunch.

layering and kiln forming.

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras

INSTRUCTOR : Alisha Douglass

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

$78: 1 class

$25 supply fee due at class

$126: 8 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26782

10:00am-6:00pm

Class 26535

4:15pm-6:15pm

Sat

12/6

A D U LT

Thu

9/18-11/6

A D U LT

NEW | Makers Series: Metal Holiday Decoration

Fused Glass (Beg-Adv)

Create a beautiful holiday ornament that you and your friends will

glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color

be proud to display in your homes. Using basic metalsmithing

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

techniques, you will saw, stamp, hammer, and shape copper or

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

brass sheet metal into a decoration of your choice. All metal and

art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new

tools will be provided.

techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students.

INSTRUCTOR : Bonnie Heras

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

LOCATION Studio J, Civic Park Studios

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping

$43: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at class

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

Class 26776

9:00am-1:00pm

$168: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26467

1:00pm-4:00pm

Sun

12/7

Tue

9/16-11/4

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Glass A D U LT

One Day Crash Glass Mosaics Using broken tempered glass while incorporating paints and pigments, this method incorporates a clear, almost 3-D effect that allows light and color to reflect what lies beneath your glass. Design and create 2-4 pieces of tempered glass art on both wood and glass bases that are supplied for you (do not bring your own substrate for this class). Grouting and finishing techniques taught as well. Bring a lunch, snug fitting dishwashing gloves and wear art clothes. INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $88: 1 class

$65 supply fee due at class

Class 26470

10:00am-4:00pm

Sat

9/27

A D U LT

NEW | Makers Series: Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments Come play with glass. Make your own glass holiday ornaments

A D U LT

Glass Fusing & Slumping

for gifts and decoration. Each student will make 3-4 fun, whimsical

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

materials provided. No experience necessary.

fused glass ornaments in this one-day workshop. Tools and

jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, pattern bars and

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter

slumping into molds. Continuing students will be encouraged to

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online

$38: 1 class

$25 supply fee due at class

at www.arts-ed.org.

Class 26783

10:00am-1:00pm

Sat

11/22

INSTRUCTOR : Penny Ruhter LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

A D U LT

$168: 8 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26469

Wed

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/17-11/5

Class 26468

Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/17-11/5

CAE Glass Fusers Group The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass workers of all levels to continue to study art glass. Practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group will meet the 2nd Saturday of each month (June 8 through May 10;

A D U LT

Glass Bead Making (Beg)

no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical

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

meeting is free to enrolled CAE students. No meeting in December.

developments and hear guest speakers. Attendance at one

student uses a torch to maximize hands-on time. Basics of glass bead making include: use of tools and equipment, safety, how

INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

to make several different shaped beads, and a variety of surface

LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center

decoration techniques. Please wear all natural fiber clothing. No

$60: 11 classes

previous experience required. Beginning and repeat students

Class 26507

Sat

10:00am-12:00pm

6/14-5/9

welcome. Must have supplies for first class. First class is mandatory. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. INSTRUCTOR : Melissa McCumiskey

Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for

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$127: 6 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26466

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

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Scholarships available!

9/16-10/21

more information.

Decorative & Fiber Arts

DECORATIVE & FIBER ARTS

Dotty Calabrese AGES 10-18

AGES 5-7

Kinder-Early Elementary Sewing

Cricket Weaving for Kids

Tools and sewing techniques for kindergarten through second

The Cricket loom is one of the easiest looms to weave on and has

graders, such as large-eyed needles, embroidery floss thread,

become very popular for all ages and skill levels. Even Martha

sewing on buttons, and felt, are designed for small hands

Stewart has taken notice. Almost any yarn: sport weight, worsted

and make learning how to sew fun and easy. They will enjoy

weight or bulky weight can be used. Warping the loom, which is

creating an assortment of projects designed for their age group.

putting the yarn on the loom, and weaving a scarf can be done

Children repeating will do extended projects that provide further

in one session. Parents may register for the class too. Yarns and

independent growth and development in the medium.

Loom provided.

INSTRUCTOR : Carole Laur

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Sterling

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

$89: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

$53: 2 classes

$22 supply fee due at class

Class 26537

3:45pm-4:45pm

Class 26711

9:30am-12:30pm

Thu

9/18-11/20

Sat

9/20-9/27

A D U LT

AGES 8-12

Basic Machine Garment Sewing

Loom Weaving (Beg)

Kids will learn how to make a simple garment for themselves,

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

along with other simple projects. They will learn proper use of the

playful class, focusing on loom warping skills. You will learn how

sewing machine and sewing terminology, how to use a pattern, cut

to design with pattern, color and texture, creating a sampler and a

and piece fabric, and a variety of sewing techniques. .

project of your choice. Looms and some yarns provided. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org.

INSTRUCTOR : Carole Laur

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

LOCATION Youth Art 3, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26536

5:00pm-6:30pm

Thu

9/18-11/20

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $200: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 26608

Tue

1:30pm-4:30pm

9/16-11/18

Class 26609

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

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Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-I The rigid heddle loom is a very portable, inexpensive, and elegantly simple tool for weaving. The Cricket Loom is a small rigid heddle loom that is ideal for knitters who want to use up leftover yarns, for spinners with yarn to spare, and for those just wanting to give weaving a try. Learn how to warp using the direct warping peg method and to weave a scarf using a variety of yarns. Returning students are encouraged. 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. INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $66: 1 class

Class 26560

Janet Moore

9:30am-4:30pm

9/28

A D U LT

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop-II

A D U LT

Loom Weaving (Cont)

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

Once the weaver is secure in loom warping techniques, the

weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are

range of weaving projects is limitless. Explore, at your own level,

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

projects such as colonial overshot, rug weaving, lace weaving, wall

an opportunity to explore a range of lace and patterned weaves

hangings, double weave, and tapestry. To take this class you must

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

be able to warp the loom on your own or have completed one

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

beginning weaving workshop or course. Prerequisite: Beginning

may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom.

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

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

is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern

org.

INSTRUCTOR : Reba Siero

INSTRUCTOR : Lou Grantham

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

$66: 1 class

$200: 9 classes

$5 supply fee due at first class

Class 26610

Tue

1:30pm-4:30pm

9/16-11/18

Class 26611

Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

Class 26561

Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

10/12

A D U LT

NEW | Explorations in Tapestry Learn to create images with color and texture on a frame loom!

A D U LT

NEW | Whimsical Baskets for All Ages

A master weaver will inspire you with images and her own tapestries, and you will learn techniques of woven tapestry on

Come join in the fun of whimsical basket making. Using your

small looms available for rent. Explore creating shapes, blending

imagination and an array of reeds, grass, bark, rope, vines and

color from one area to another, weaving the curve. If you have

other natural materials, the instructor will guide you to make a one

handspun yarns, or weaving yarns, bring a bagful to play with.

of a kind basket. We will explore different techniques, shapes and

We’ll warp the looms in class, and you’ll weave a colorful sampler.

sizes and stretch the possibilities of basket making. Bring a snack,

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

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

30

Sun

INSTRUCTOR : Janet Moore

INSTRUCTOR : Karrie Dunham

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm

$129: 4 classes

$7.50 supply fee due at first class

$65: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 26702

1:00pm-4:00pm

Class 26712

9:30am-2:30pm

No class 10/4

Sat

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Sat

9/20-10/18

Decorative & Fiber Arts A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | Accessorize Your Fiber Creations with Polymer Clay

NEW | Ergonomics for Spinners

Make your own buttons or earrings from polymer clay to go

melt away but stress and strain can be accumulating in your body.

with that spectacular spun, woven, knitted and/or sewn garment.

Spinning shouldn’t hurt! In this class you’ll learn what ergonomic

Blend colors to match even hand-dyed yarns or fabrics and create

risk factors are and where they exist in spinning at a wheel. Most

designs to compliment the garment. Bring your garment and

importantly you’ll learn what to do to minimize them and early

fashion buttons, beads, earrings, pins and/or barrettes to embellish

warning signs that could prevent an injury. Safer strategies for

or wear with the garment. This class is appropriate for beginners

seating, balancing your spinning work and, of course, stretches

as well as those who have work with polymer clay. Can enroll in

will all be taught. Students must be able to spin a singles.

this class with the one below, if desired, or both. Bring a lunch.

Time seems suspended when you’re at your spinning wheel. Hours

INSTRUCTOR : Carson Demers

INSTRUCTOR : Dotty Calabrese

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

$48: 1 class

$87: 1 class

$30 supply fee due at class

Class 26703

9:30am-5:30pm

Sat

Class 26709

Sat

1:30pm-4:30pm

10/11

9/27 A D U LT

A D U LT

NEW | Simulating Weave Structures with Polymer Clay

NEW | Makers Series: Put a Hex in Your Basketry Explore a flexible sturdy open weave technique in colorful cane

Learn to create strips, transitional stripes, twill, herringbone,

basketry. It’s amazing how strong this open structure is. Three fun

birdseye, ikat and shibori designs from polymer clay. Even learn to

projects to be completed in class: an iPad stand, a small hanging

weave with it. You can use these designs to create buttons, beads,

basket and an unusual triangular form. The hexagonal structure

earrings, pins, and/or barrettes. Can enroll in this class with the

can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in materials

one above, if desired, or both. Bring a lunch.

of your choice to create stunning sculptures. Enjoy seeing how others have employed hex weave. Open your mind to working

INSTRUCTOR : Dotty Calabrese

sculpturally or just create some useful gift items. Materials list

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

online at www.arts-ed.org.

$87: 1 class

$30 supply fee due at class

Class 26705

9:30am-5:30pm

Sun

9/28

A D U LT

NEW | Knitter’s Swatchbucking Avast ye maties! Let’s bring improved ergonomics to life in your knitting technique. We’ll swatch to improve your posture, comfort, and efficiency. We’ll examine yarn tensioning techniques and all phases of stitch creation first with simple and then more

INSTRUCTOR : Barbara Shapiro LOCATION Annex A, Shadelands Art Center $48: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26607

9:30am-2:30pm

Sun

11/23

A D U LT

NEW | Makers Series: Needle-felted Gifts and Ornaments

challenging swatches and stitches. We’ll also look at ways to add

Needle felting is a technique for creating small ornaments. Using

movement to knitting to avoid stiffness and injuries caused by

colored wool, a foam pad, felting needles, and miniature wool

disuse. Class is appropriate for students who are comfortable with

cards you can create small animals and birds; shapes such as

basic knit purl stitches.

hearts and stars, even little gnomes and elves. This technique can be used to decorate pre-made felt and embellish wet-felted balls.

INSTRUCTOR : Carson Demers

Styrofoam balls can be covered with wet and dry-made felting to

LOCATION Youth Art 1, Shadelands Art Center

create fantastic tree ornaments. Children must be accompanied by

$48: 1 class

Class 26710

an adult. Materials list online at www.arts-ed.org. Sat

9:30am-12:30pm

10/11

INSTRUCTOR : Janet Moore LOCATION Studio H, Heather Farm $53: 1 class

$18 supply fee due at first class

Class 26699

10:00am-3:30pm

Sat

12/6

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MUSIC

AGES 13 & up

Jazz Band Ensemble Feel the thrill of being part of a full jazz ensemble. Play music of the jazz masters from the 1930s to the present day. At least four years of experience, knowledge of four major scales and sight reading skills are required. Auditions required. Please call (925) 676-8203. Concerts on December 14, March 19, and May 28. INSTRUCTOR : Max Pricco LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center $375: 33 classes

Class 26432 AGES 9-18

Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

9/18-6/4

No class 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 4/9

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) will sharpen

A G E S 3 mos - 5 y rs

orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork

Music Together

and ensemble experience and working toward musical excellence. A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences

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

culminates with the teen level Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra

whether newborn, toddler or preschooler, everything he/she

which will perform challenging music and accompany renowned

needs for Basic Music Competence is laid out both in class and in

guest artists. Concerts on December 17 and May 27. Request full

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

information by calling (925) 943-5846. No pre-auditions; a seating

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

audition will be held in early October.

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 : Rem Djemilev

Supply fee per family includes CDs, songbook and parent guide

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

DVD. Call (925) 943-5846 to receive sibling discount.

YPO (AGES 9-13)

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together

$358: 36 classes

Class 26421

Tue

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

5:00pm-6:15pm

9/16-6/2

No class 11/11, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 4/7

$208: 10 classes $143: Siblings over 8 months $45 supply fee per family due to at first class

DRYO (AGES 12-18)

Class 26790

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

9/13-11/15

Class 26791

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

9/13-11/15

Class 26792

Sat

11:15am-12:00pm

9/13-11/15

Class 26788

Mon

5:00pm-5:45pm

9/15-11/17

Class 26789

Mon

6:00pm-6:45pm

9/15-11/17

Class 26794

Tue

5:00pm-5:45pm

9/16-11/25

Class 26795

Tue

6:00pm-6:45pm

9/16-11/25

$483: 36 classes

Class 26422

Tue

6:30pm-8:30pm

9/16-6/2

No class 11/11, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, 4/7

AGES 12 & up

Flock of Flutes Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better

$68: 3 classes $43: Siblings over 8 months $15 supply fee per family due at first class

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

Class 26846

Mon

5:30pm-6:15pm

12/1-12/15

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

Class 26847

Tue

5:30pm-6:15pm

12/2-12/16

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

Class 26848

Sat

9:15am-10:00am

12/6-12/20

appointment only. Concerts are December 14 and May 28.

Class 26849

Sat

10:15am-11:00am

12/6-12/20

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

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $375: 33 classes

Class 26420

Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

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Music AGES 5-7

AGES 4-5

Music Together Big Kids

Petite Pianist-Parent/Child

Focusing on pre music-reading literacy, this research based

An introductory course to piano for young children. Learn basic

program maintains a playful nature while teaching Sol fege,

note reading, rhythms and simple songs in a fun supportive

conducting, leadership skills, rhythm, awareness of pitch, graphic

environment.

notation , story songs, dance and free movement with a variety of percussion instruments. Thinking of putting your child in instrumental lessons? Start here first and give them a rhythmic

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

and tonal foundation. Supply fee includes CDs, songbook, parent

$99: 9 classes

$12 supply fee due at first class

guide and more. Call (925) 943-5846 to receive sibling discount.

Class 26501

12:15pm-1:00pm

Tue

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

INSTRUCTOR : Music Together LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym

AGES 4-7

$228: 10 classes $183: Siblings in Music Together $45 supply fee per family due at first class/ $10 sibling supply fee

Intro to Suzuki Violin

Class 26798

fundamentals, posture, finger movements, bowing directions,

Mon

3:45pm-4:45pm

9/15-11/17

Join us for a fun-filled class with parents. Learn violin rhythms and respective behavior through games and songs. Begin to play simple melodies in the manner of the Suzuki method.

AGES 1- 2½

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

Instruments discussed at first class. INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $113: 10 classes

Class 26481

Mon

4:00pm-4:30pm

9/15-11/17

colorful props, to make this a very special music time. AGES 5 & up

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Intro to Suzuki Violin (Cont)

$84: 9 classes

Small group lessons with parent. Learn rhythm, games and

Class 26493

Tue

9:30am-10:00am

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

songs like ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ from Suzuki Book I in a supportive, fun setting. Prerequisite: must complete Intro to Suzuki Violin. Bring instrument to first class. INSTRUCTOR : Tonya Lei

AGES 1-5

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Family Music A fun, mixed age music class that siblings can attend with a parent! Important musical concepts will be presented and

$113: 10 classes

Class 26505

Mon

3:30pm-4:00pm

9/15-11/17

reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment. Experience the advantages of interacting, bonding and learning together. Siblings 11 months and under are free. INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $84: 9 classes

Class 26494

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

9/16-11/18

10:30am-11:15am

9/17-11/19

No class 11/11 $91: 10 classes

Class 26495

Wed

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AGES 6-9

Music for Homeschoolers

Piano for Children

In this fun and engaging class we develop a strong musical

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and

foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and

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

vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. Through singing

home for practice.

and playing rhythm and Orff instruments, children will develop the coordination, concentration, and self-confidence necessary for future musical growth. Orff instruments include assorted

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz

glockenspiels, xylophones, and metallophones designed just for

$108: 10 classes

children.

Class 26490

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $95: 10 classes

$22 supply fee due at first class

Class 26504

9:30am-10:15am

Wed

9/17-11/19

Wed

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

4:30pm-5:20pm

9/17-11/19

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans $108: 10 classes

Class 26491

Thu

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

4:00pm-4:50pm

9/18-11/20

AGES 6-9

AGES 5-8

Piano for Children (Continued)

NEW | The Little Voice Do you love to sing? Then come and sing your favorite songs with a fun supportive group. In this class you will sing songs from your favorite Disney movies while learning how to sing with proper technique.

Students will continue exploring the electronic keyboard by learning simple chords and song rhythms and how to improvise on the piano. Explore the many different sounds that the electronic piano can make and learn to identify the various instruments. Materials used will be current popular songs with fun and exciting

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders

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

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

register only once for this class.

$110: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

Class 26486

Mon

5:10pm-6:00pm

9/15-11/17

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $108: 10 classes

Class 26492

AGES 5-10

Thu

5:00pm-5:50pm

9/18-11/20

Drumming for Fun This class is designed to inspire children to explore their musical curiosity, using a variety of hand drums. It emphasizes exposure to fun musical experiences and introduces basic rhythmic and beat patterns.

AGES 7-12

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

INSTRUCTOR : John Waller

fun setting. Enrollment limited. Rental of instruments to be

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

discussed first class.

$117: 10 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Rem Djemilev

Class 26496

Sat

2:30pm-3:30pm

9/20-11/22

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $117: 10 classes

Class 26484

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Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

9/19-11/21

Music AGES 8-14

AGES 10 & up

Piano for Homeschoolers

Intro to Fiddle

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and

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

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

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

home for practice.

Quebecois to American old-time and Scandinavian. Folk music is transmitted orally, and there will a special emphasis on learning

INSTRUCTOR : Cynthia Schultz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $108: 10 classes

Class 26503

$8.50 supply fee due at first class

Wed

11:30am-12:15pm

9/17-11/19

music by ear. Students are encouraged to bring a recording device. INSTRUCTOR : Stephan Betz LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes

Class 26499

AGES 9-14

Classical Guitar for Tweens (Beg) Learn some of the basics and discover how fun and easy the guitar can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning, note reading

Sat

11:00am-12:00pm

9/20-11/22

AGES 10 & up

Introduction to Ukulele

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

If you’ve never played the ukulele before and are interested in

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

learning to strum basic chords to traditional folk songs, this class

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

is for you. Focus is on building an introduction to the instrument, using easy beginning chords, playing the Hawaiian vamp and

INSTRUCTOR : Jonathan Mendle LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Staff

$106: 9 classes

Class 26488

Tue

having fun. Students must bring their own ukulele to class.

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes

$10 supply fee due at first class

Class 26500

1:00pm-1:50pm

Sat

9/20-11/22

AGES 10 & up AGES 10 & up

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

NEW | Music Theory 101

tones of cellists playing together is inspiring and a huge audience

Enjoy studying beginning chamber music through the Suzuki

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

repertoire. Develop musical skills by listening and chamber

cello ensemble literature. At least one year private cello instruction

ensemble playing with duos, trios, quartets. Classes will include

or completion of Suzuki Book I is required.

skills to develop a strong rhythmic pulse, musical phrasing, and dynamics contrasting. Requirements: beginner to intermediate

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Stephen Evans

$106: 9 classes

Class 26489

Tue

level student must be past Twinkle variations, Suzuki books I and II.

8:35pm-9:20pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

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

Class 26482

Thu

7:00pm-7:50pm

9/18-11/20

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

Scholarships available!

special needs, jazz-improv, brass, percussion, string and woodwind instruments. Lessons are held in Civic Arts facilities.

Go to http://www.friendsartsed.org/Scholarships.html for

Visit www.arts-ed.org for a list of instructors and contact

more information.

information. Instructors will make the individual lesson and payment arrangements.

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AGES 12-17

A D U LT

The Voice Do you want to learn to sing your favorite songs with proper vocal technique? In this class you will explore your voice by singing pop music and songs of your choice solo or in groups. Every session is different. All levels and musical styles welcome!

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center $110: 10 classes

Mon

6:00pm-6:50pm

9/15-11/17

AGES 12 & up

NEW | Introduction to Steel Drums This engaging and fun introduction to steel drum performance is for novices and experienced musicians alike. Steel drums (pans) originated in Trinidad and Tobago. Pans can perform any style of music, but with an unmistakably unique sound. Dive right into a fun, popular song and learn a corresponding scale to improvise. Steel drumming is an excellent way to add pizzazz to your life! Steel drums provided for in-class use.

Beethoven and others. Material is presented via lecture, listening

INSTRUCTOR : A.J. Remedios LOCATION Annex C, Shadelands Art Center $70: 6 classes

Class 26483

Fri

10:00am-12:00pm

10/10-11/14

A D U LT

Native American Flute (Beg) The Native American flute is one of the oldest instruments with a beautiful tone. It is an end blown instrument (very easy to produce a tone) that is based on a pentatonic scale--every note combination sounds good together. In this class we will explore all aspects of the Native American flute including how to improvise and play traditional Native American songs. Flutes will be provided by from instructor for at home use.

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $117: 10 classes

Mon

roughly 1750-1825. We will listen to music by Haydn, Mozart,

instructor for in-class use. Flutes may also be purchased directly

INSTRUCTOR : Harry Best

Class 26506

The ‘Listening to Music’ series continues with the classical period,

and class discussion. Come and join us!

INSTRUCTOR : Jill Brehm Enders

Class 26485

Listening to Music: Classical Period

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/15-11/17

$97: 10 classes

Class 26497

Wed

11:30am-12:30pm

9/17-11/19

AGES 14 & up

Guitar in a Flash for Adults

A D U LT

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

$117: 10 classes

Mon

A continuing course for students who have taken the Native American Flute (Beginning) class or students who have one year experience playing Native American Flute. In this course you will continue to learn traditional Native American pieces, folk pieces, as well as improvisations. Instructor will provide flutes for in-class use.

LOCATION Music Classroom, Shadelands Art Center

Class 26487

Native American Flute (Continued)

INSTRUCTOR : Monica Williams LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/15-11/17

$97: 10 classes

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Wed

12:30pm-1:30pm

9/17-11/19

Dance

DANCE WINTER BALLET GALA 2014 December 12 & 13, Del Valle Theatre

AGES 2-4

Mommy and Me: Parent & Child Sing, play games, stretch, increase self-confidence in a special time between parent and child while learning basic dance concepts. LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed $97: 10 classes

Class 26618

Thu

10:00am-10:45am

9/18-11/20

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan $97: 10 classes

Class 26619

Fri

11:30am-12:15pm

9/19-11/21

AGES 3-4

Pre-Ballet Winter Ballet Gala is a performance rich in holiday culture

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

from around the world. The array of music and dance

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

embraces the celebrations of all people and many countries.

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

Holiday favorites will be featured both in the classical and

to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may

contemporary styles. This dance event will embody the

watch last session only.

holiday spirit and the joy of performance. Selections from the magical scenes of the beloved Nutcracker will also be performed with the rich costumes and music from this

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

cherished family ballet. Diablo Ballet professional dancers will

$88: 9 classes

perform along with students from the Civic Arts Education

Class 26620

Dance Academy in the Levels Ballet II, III and Professional

No class 11/11

Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

9/16-11/18

Training Program. All dancers in these programs are eligible to perform in this unique and enriching performance. No audition

INSTRUCTOR : Tetyana Martyanova

is necessary if in one of these CAE classes. Requirement will

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

be attendance at rehearsals and a fee of $50.

$97: 10 classes

Performance dates are Friday, December 12, at 7:30pm and

Class 26621

Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/17-11/19

Saturday, December 13, at 2:00pm at Del Valle Theatre in

Class 26622

Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/17-11/19

Walnut Creek. INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes

Class 26624

Fri

10:45am-11:30am 9/19-11/21

INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes

Class 26623

Thu

10:45am-11:30am

9/18-11/20

INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes

Class 26625

Sat

9:00am-9:45am

9/20-11/22

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AGES 7-10

Tap-Children

Ballet I

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

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

introduction to the dance studio! Civic Arts tap embraces other

class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will

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

enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as

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

Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker.

of warm-up exercises, stationary center practice and traveling combinations will culminate in a routine set to music. INSTRUCTOR : Sarah DeBoer LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center $88: 9 classes

Thu

4:00pm-4:45pm

9/18-11/20

Thu

4:45pm-5:30pm

$88: 9 classes

Class 26616

Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

9/16-11/18

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

BEGINNING (AGES 5-7) Class 26969

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

No class 11/11

TINY TAPPERS (AGES 3-4) Class 26968

INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

9/18-11/20

$97: 10 classes

Class 26614

Fri

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/19-11/21

BEGINNING (AGES 8-10) Class 26970

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/18-11/20

No class 10/2

INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $97: 10 classes

AGES 5-7

Class 26615

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

AGES 7-11

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

Ballet II

in Pre-Ballet. LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Tetyana Martyanova

Wed

9:45am-10:30am

9/20-11/22

Designed for students wanting to continue with their ballet training. Class will continue with the traditional barre and center work, improving technique, working on proper body

$97: 10 classes

Class 26639

Sat

alignment and will have an emphasis on vocabulary. Registration 5:15pm-6:00pm

9/17-11/19

requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade.

INSTRUCTOR : Andrea Brosnan

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

$97: 10 classes

transferring from another dance program

Class 26640

Fri

10:00am-10:45am

9/19-11/21

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center INSTRUCTOR : Erin Leedom

INSTRUCTOR : Jeanne Disney

$47 Monthly Payment

$97: 10 classes

Class 26641

Fri

Class 26392 3:45pm-4:30pm

9/19-11/21

INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed

Sat

9/2-6/9

$47 Monthly Payment

11:45am-12:30pm

9/20-11/22

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

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5:00pm-6:00pm

INSTRUCTOR : Neela Reed

$97: 10 classes

Class 26642

Tue

No class 11/11, 12/6, 12/23, 12/30, 4/7

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Class 26393

Sat

10:40am-11:40am

9/6-6/6

No class 11/29, 12/6, 12/27, 1/3, 1/17, 2/14, 4/11, 5/2, 5/23

Dance ADVANCED

AGES 7-11

Jazz/Hip Hop

INSTRUCTORS : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Graciela Acedo,

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

Erin Leedom, Edward Stegge

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

LOCATION Shadelands Art Cente & Studio D, Civic Park

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

$390 Monthly Payment

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

Class 26391

Mon

shoes required.

Wed 5:00pm-7:30pm

INSTRUCTOR : Sarah DeBoer

Fri 4:00pm-7:00pm

LOCATION Rehearsal Room, Shadelands Art Center

Sat 9:30am-12:30pm

Sat

9/3-6/12

No class 11/26-29, 12/22-1/3, 1/17-1/19, 2/14-2/16, 4/6-11, 5/23-25, 5/27

$97: 10 classes

Class 26617

4:00pm-7:00pm

12:45pm-1:45pm

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No class 10/4

Tap-Adult AGES 9-15

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

Ballet III

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

Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is

while promoting musicality, strength, flexibility and balance for the

strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum

beginning and advanced student alike. Includes a series of warm-

skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular

up exercises, stationary center work and traveling combinations,

attendance and adherence to the ballet attire. Meets two times per

which culminate in a routine set to music.

week, must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least 9 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. INSTRUCTOR : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little LOCATION Shadelands Art Center & Studio D, Civic Park

INSTRUCTOR : Alana Buschini LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park $93: 9 classes

Tap Fundamentals Class 26645

Tue

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

$94 Monthly Payment

Class 26394

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

9/4-6/11

Musical Theatre Tap Class 26646

Tue

8:00pm-9:00pm

9/16-11/18

No class 11/11

AGES 11-18

Professional Training Program Intermediate and advanced ballet training, including technique, pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For

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Adult Ballet (Int)

audition contact Rebecca Crowell Berke, Director at rebecca@

For students with some formal ballet training. Class includes a

diablo ballet.org. Intermediate class meets three days per week;

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

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

required. Proper ballet attire is not required. Wear something that

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

fits close to the body.

information.

INSTRUCTOR : Ginger Megley

INTERMEDIATE

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park

INSTRUCTORS : Rebecca Crowell Berke, Rachel Little,

$115: 10 classes

Edward Stegge

Class 26612

Wed

7:00pm-8:30pm

9/17-11/19

LOCATION Shadelands Art Center & Studio D, Civic Park $179 Monthly Payment

Class 26391

Mon

5:30pm-7:00pm

Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm

Sat 12:30pm-2:30pm

9/3-6/12

No class 11/26-29, 12/22-1/3, 1/17-1/19, 2/14-2/16, 4/6-11, 5/23-25, 5/27

Ballet 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. All year-round dance programs will be subject to a $3 administrative processing fee, which will be added to first payment.

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Drama

DRAMA

AGES 7-12

Kids Theatre – Jack and the Beanstalk Let’s put on a show! This performance-based program will begin to prepare your young actor for our more advanced competition groups. Each session students will produce a short musical and focus on teaching basic stage movement, vocals, choreography, theater games and more. End each session with a performance for family and friends. Participation in Mini-Kids is recommended but not required. No audition necessary! $10 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Dial LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $263: 10 classes

Class 26399

Thu

4:15pm-6:00pm

10/2-12/11

No class 11/27

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $263: 10 classes

4 Stepping Stones for Young Performers

Class 26400

The Youth Theatre Company engages children, K

No class 10/31, 11/28

Fri

4:15pm-6:00pm

9/26-12/12

through high school in musical theatre performance and theatre education. call (925) 943-5846 for a YTC brochure or visit www.YouthTheatreCompany.org

AGES 10-14

Junior Theatre 2014-15 This award-winning advanced group of young theater performers produces two large-scale

AGES 5-6

Mini Kids Theatre

productions a year. Junior Theatre is a school-

Sing, dance and act to songs from your favorite musicals such

of dance, vocals, character development and

as The Lion King, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Mary

production. Prior participation in Mini Kids and

Poppins and more! Play games and dress up. Students will sing

Kids Theatre is recommended. Call for audition

along and learn choreography. No experience necessary. Work

and more information (925) 943-5846 or go

with our Youth Theatre staff to learn the basics of the theatre. End

to our website at www.YouthTheatreCompany.org. Auditions are

the session with a performance for family and friends. Students

9/16 & 9/18. Performances are 1/24 & 1/25, 5/15 & 5/16. MTCA Los

will join Kids Theatre in a song and dance of their production and

Angeles trip is 2/6-9. Orientation is 10/7, 6pm. $20 performance fee

will delight in performing in several of their own musical numbers.

included in course fee.

year long program that works on the finer skills

No audition necessary. $10 performance fee included in course fee. INSTRUCTOR : Nicole Dial

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Classroom, Tice Valley Gymnasium

$755: 57 classes

$206: 10 classes

Class 26396

Thu

Class 26402 3:30pm-4:15pm

10/2-12/11

No class 11/27 LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $206: 10 classes

Class 26397

Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

No class 10/31, 11/28

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INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini

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9/26-12/12

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

No class 11/11, 11/27, 12/23, 12/25, 12/30, 1/1

10/9-5/14

Calendar AGES 14-18

AGES 8-18

Teen Theatre 2014-15

By the Kids, For the Kids

Our oldest group of young theatre performers

This student produced/directed charity event will benefit the

produces two musical events a year. This program

Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation scholarship fund and

works on the finer skills of dance, vocals, character

the Monument Crisis Center. Students 8-18 will learn and perform

development and production. Teens will act

numbers from popular musicals. Directors will be selected from

as role models and mentors for the Mini Kids

among local high school students. Students enrich leadership

Theatre and Kids Theatre. Prior participation in

and theatrical abilities. Enrollment is limited and must be done in

Mini Kids Theatre, Kids Theatre and Jr. Theatre

advance. Parent approval required. Adult volunteers will oversee

is recommended. Call for audition and more information (925)

all activities. Civic Arts Education is donating space, equipment

943-5846 or go to our website at www.YouthTheatreCompany.org.

and support services. Tickets for the 10/5, 5pm, show may be

Auditions are 9/16 & 9/18. Orientation is 10/7, 7pm. Performances

purchased online for $10.

are 4/24 & 4/25. MTCA Los Angeles trip is 2/6-9. $20 performance fee included in course fee.

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center $10: 11 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Chelsea Bardellini

Class 26533

LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

Tue, Thu

5:30pm-7:00pm

8/28-10/2

$940: 51 classes

Class 26401

Tue, Thu

6:00pm-8:00pm

10/9-4/23

No class 11/11, 11/27, 12/23, 12/16, 12/25, 12/30, 1/1

EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES Oct 23-Dec 18

Aug 12-Sept 30

Roberta Welburn-Milstead Exhibit, mixed media, City Hall 1st Floor

The Creek

Beginning in

Nov 15

August, a large-

Open House, Shadelands, 11:00 am-3:00pm

scale temporary

Dec 5-7

installation at

Artists’ Market, Shadelands

the construction site for 1500

Dec 1

Mt. Diablo is

Registration for Winter classes begins

featuring Civic Arts students’ interpretation of

Dec 11 & 12

Cathy Bowlan Swan

life in Walnut Creek. Now, you can join us to view the original

Youth Theatre Company, Mini Kids and Kids Theatre performances, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, 7:00pm, Shadelands, tickets $10

artwork featured at 1500 Mt. Diablo. The dates for viewing are

Dec 12 & 13

Aug 12 - Sept 30. Join us for a reception featuring exhibition

Winter Ballet Gala, Del Valle Theatre, Fri, 7:30pm; Sat, 2:00pm;

artists in person on Wednesday, August 20, 4:00-7:00pm at

tickets $16.75 general, $12 for groups of 10 or more.

Shadelands.

Dec 14

Aug 21-OCT 23

Jazz Band & Flock of Flutes Concert, Shadelands, 7:30pm, tickets

Lynn Glenn Exhibit, Mixed Media, City Hall 1st Floor

$10

Oct 5

Dec 16

YTC “By the Kids, for the Kids” performance, Shadelands,

Youth Orchestras of the Diablo Valley Concert, Shadelands,

5:00pm, tickets $10

7:00pm, tickets $10

Oct 16-Dec 18

California Watercolor Association Exhibit, watercolor paintings, Boundary Oak

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Preschool

PRESCHOOL

School Year Preschool offered at three locations!

A school year program is offered at Fine Arts Preschool at the Shadelands Art Center, Heather Farm and Civic Park Preschools. Our programs offer wellrounded, safe and nurturing environments that are developmentally ageappropriate with a focus on developing the whole child. The programs serve children from 24 to 66 months, offering hands-on 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 environment. We are currently taking registrations for all preschools. These popular programs fill fast so call or visit soon to secure a place for your child. Scholarships are available for low and moderate income families.

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From Sibling Rivalry to Sibling Revelry Understanding the ins and outs of sibling relationships can

Mothers of Boys: Growing Boys into Men

empower parents to manage sibling rivalry with more grace and

Mothers of boys have to ‘step up to the plate’ for their sons now

ease. In this class, we’ll discuss short-term and long-term plans for

more than ever before. With growing pressures to be super human

keeping the peace. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding

at school and perfect gentlemen amid violent and sexy media

of sibling conflicts, tools to prevent them and answers to those

messages, boys are at enormous risk. In this workshop, we’ll

challenging questions about fairness, cooperation, compassion,

explore the unique mother-son relationship and learn what boys

intervention, ground rules, and ultimately, sibling friendships.

need from their moms. We’ll discuss how to handle ‘boy energy’ and foster long-lasting communication and closeness.

INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Sklar LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Sklar

$33: 1 class

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

Class 26806

Tue

9:00am-11:00am

9/23

$33: 1 class

Class 26805

Tue

9:00am-11:00am

11/18

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Building Resilience for Lifelong Success Join a lively conversation about what it takes to prepare your child

Yoga for Preschool Parents

for the ups and downs of life. During this workshop, you’ll learn

Instructor, Karen Quesada, will lead a yoga class designed for busy

the key ingredients to raising children who can bounce back from

parents. This class during preschool hours will help parents build

challenges and know how to forge relationships that help them

community while relieving stress and building fitness. Designed

keep their heads up high. We will redefine success and gain a fresh

for all levels, the class emphasizes body strength, awareness,

perspective on emotional and social intelligence, authenticity,

flexibility and coordination in one workout.

creativity, and innovation in this fast paced, high-tech society. INSTRUCTOR : Rachel Sklar

$102: 10 classes

$33: 1 class

Class 26807

INSTRUCTOR : Staff LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

LOCATION Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center

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Class 26809 Tue

9:00am-11:00am

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10/21

Thu

8:45am-9:45am

9/18-11/20

Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation

Best of the Best Awarded! There is enormous talent in the CAE program, that we know for sure! To celebrate, the Friends of CAE Foundation has awarded excellence in music and art through the Kathy Nelson Merit Scholar Awards. “The most successful students often reflect on the support, encouragement, and mentoring they received when they were learning and improving.” says Michael Weiner, Friends Foundation President. “We want to join in on that process in supporting these students”. There were many participants and the talent pool was amazing. The entries were judged by a noted musician Shizuo Kuwahara and in art by noted artist DeWitt Chenga.

2014 Merit Scholars are:

Drawing/Painting/Printmaking Scholars:

8th grade and under:

Shira Bachman

9th - 12th grad:

Anna Reck

Adult/College/Other:

Julia McLeod

Music Scholars:

5th grade and under:

Anna Ravid

6th - 8th grade:

Nyah Santiago

9th - 12th grade:

Adah Forer

Music Honorable Mention Awards:

5th grade and under:

Lia Kim

5th grade and under:

Aaron Zheng

6th - 8th grade:

Taylor Lai

The Friends of Civic Arts Foundation will be growing the merit scholar program within performance, dance, and other arts categories in an effort to celebrate all branches of the Civic Arts Education programs. For more information, please call 925-943-5648 or email friendsofcae@ walnut-creek.org

“Thanks again for the honor of recognizing my work through these awards.”

Kathy Nelson

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

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

“We hope the students who go through our programs

will have a lifelong appreciation of the arts.” CAE Instructor

How to apply for a scholarship: Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation offers scholarships for area residents. Our needs-based scholarships help low income families and individuals access high quality, life changing arts and preschool education. Full or partial tuition assistance is available. Visit http://www.FriendsArtsEd.org/scholarship.html to learn more and apply.

Friends of Civic Arts Education Foundation Board Members Michael Weiner, President; Nan Siegel, Vice President; Paul Alexandrov, Treasurer; Suzanne Masella, Secretary; Directors: Kathy Jakel, Yama Jamili, Chelsea Kubitschka, Mary-Leigh Miller, Linda VanderJagt, David VanderJagt, Cynthia White

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

How do your donations to the Friends Foundation help? Hello friend, Read this story and let us all celebrate together this success and many others like it. We are making a difference in many lives through our scholarships and so are YOU with your support of the foundation. Thank you.

A local single mother, through no fault of her own, suffered a series of unfortunate financial situations. Luckily, the Friends Foundation was there to provide scholarship funding for music education classes to her son. It wasn’t long before he was recognized as a very talented young musician.

Tragically, this young man’s mother was struck with cancer. She went through treatment only to have it reoccur. With limited resources and fighting this battle alone, the family was greatly affected. The young man’s grades suffered. Sadly, his mother lost her battle with cancer. He then lived with a series of legal guardians and later was sent away to a military academy. Through all of this his Civic Arts Ed teacher understood: music was his therapy.

His foundation of scholarships for music lessons at Civic Arts, his love of music, and the structure of the military school allowed him to excel. He was recently one of only four cadets to be chosen for the Military School Honor Band in Washington D.C. after earning a Silver Medal by scoring the second highest audition score. In the fall this young man will be going to college at the Citadel!

This summer he returned to his long-standing Civic Arts teacher for a visit and lessons to prepare for his music program at the Citadel. His teacher noted “he was a different person than when I last saw him. He was confident and articulate. His playing was outstanding!”

This is a happy ending story. Although you do not know him personally, his teacher will tell you this is an incredible accomplishment for such a young man who has been through so much. Music has been the one thread of hope in his life, has brought him immense comfort and now is the basis for his collegiate future. He has a great future ahead of him and we wish him the very best!

It’s a great story and your support helps make these stories possible.

The Friends of CAE

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HEALTH & FITNESS

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Adults

48-50 Adults 50-52

Adults 50+

AQUATICS 70-75 Youth

PERSONAL

70-75 Adults

ENRICHMENT 53

Youth

TENNIS

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Adults

77

Youth

54-55

Adults 50+

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Adults

SOCIAL DANCE

GOLF

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Youth

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Youth

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SPECIALIZED

SCIENCE &

RECREATION

TECHNOLOGY

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Youth

58-59 Youth

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Adults

MARTIAL ARTS 60-61 Youth 60-61 Adults FOOD & COOKING 61-62 Youth 62-64 Adults

Walnut Creek Recreation The Recreation Division is proud to provide the Walnut Creek community with a wide variety of programs and activities that improve physical and

ADULTS 50+

emotional health, create memories, strengthen

80-84

families, create community, foster human

Adults 50+

OPEN SPACE 85-87 Youth

development, and reduce stress. We truly have something for everyone.

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Youth

DOG/PET CARE 65 Adults

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Health & Fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS

AGES 6-11

AGES 1 1/2-3

Gymnastics-Parent/Child

Rhythmic Gymnastics-Class

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

This class is designed to introduce your child to the basics skills of

your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is

rhythmic gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnastics combines the elegance

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

of dance and ballet with the use of apparatus; ball, ribbon, hoop

participation required.

and rope. Children will be taught skills in order to attain flexibility, strength and coordination. Campers will enjoy different games and

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $101: 7 classes

Class 26423

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

9/2-10/21

No class 9/9

non-competitive, yet challenge your child. INSTRUCTOR : Anastasia Torba LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $99: 8 classes

$87: 6 classes

Class 26424

activities incorporating their new skills. The class will be fun and

Tue

9:30am-10:15am

10/28-12/9

No class 11/11

Class 26565

Fri

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/5-10/24

5:00pm-6:00pm

11/7-12/12

$63: 5 classes

Class 26566

Fri

No class 11/28

AGES 3-5

Gymnastics-Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength,

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coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning

Adi-Yoga “Open Gate”

gymnastics skills and equipment use.

‘Adi’ means primal, original, or source. Adi-Yoga is an authentic

INSTRUCTOR : CGS Gymnastics Services, Inc.

classical hatha yoga that brings together restorative meditative

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

movement (Asana), breathing practices (Pranayama), chanting (Mantra), and mindfulness practices (Meditation). Adi-Yoga helps

$101: 7 classes

Class 26425

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

9/2-10/21

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

9/2-10/21

No class 9/9

Class 26426

cultivate present-moment awareness, reduce daily stress and improve your sense of well-being. INSTRUCTOR : Michael Stearns LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

No class 9/9

$171: 14 classes $87: 6 classes

Class 26427

Tue

10:15am-11:00am

10/28-12/9

11:00am-11:45am

10/28-12/9

No class 11/11

Class 26428

Tue

Class 26716

Mon

7:00pm-8:15pm

9/8-12/8

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

No class 11/11

$159: 13 classes

Class 26714

Thu

9:30am-10:45am

9/11-12/11

5:30pm-6:45pm

9/11-12/11

No class 11/27

Class 26715

Thu

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Health & Fitness A D U LT

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Hatha Yoga Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment.

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will

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

strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on

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

correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring

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

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

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

before class.

progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably and bring a big towel and pillow.

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

INSTRUCTOR : Sensible Movement

$102: 10 classes

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Class 26764

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/15-11/17

$111: 9 classes

Class 26571

Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

9/4-10/30

3:30pm-4:30pm

11/13-12/18

$93: 9 classes

Class 26767

Sat

10:35am-11:35am

9/20-11/22

$63: 5 classes

Class 26596

No class 10/11

Thu

No class 11/27 $39: 3 classes

Class 26768

Mon

7:00pm-8:00pm

12/1-12/15

Tai Chi & Chi Kung

$27: 2 classes

Class 26770

Sat

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10:35am-11:35am

12/13-12/20

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through meditation and exercise. In this class we use gentle movement and learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch

INSTRUCTOR : Sandra Foster

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

LOCATION Studio D, Civic Park Studios

Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

$102: 10 classes

Class 26765

Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/17-11/19

Wed

LOCATION Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park $63: 6 classes

$39: 3 classes

Class 26769

INSTRUCTOR : Qi Works

5:30pm-6:30pm

12/3-12/17

Class 26647

Thu

9:00am-10:15am

9/4-10/9

Class 26648

Sat

9:00am-10:15am

9/6-10/11

INSTRUCTOR : Marianne Haynes

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LOCATION Dance Studio, Shadelands Art Center

U-Jam Fitness

$115: 10 classes

Class 26766

Fri

10:00am-11:30am

9/19-11/21

U-Jam Fitness is an athletic cardio dance fitness program that unites world beats with urban flavor. The music will take you around the world from old school hip-hop to Bollywood with an

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

athletic, intense cardio workout that makes you sweat, tones your body and leaves your body craving for more! INSTRUCTOR : April Crosby LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase

$123: 12 classes

your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination

Class 26626

all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout.

No class 11/29

Sat

10:30am-11:30am

9/13-12/6

INSTRUCTOR : Connie English LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $183: 15 classes

Class 26545

Wed

9:30am-10:20am

9/3-12/10

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Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 +

Move to Improve Your Balance Having good balance is one of the most important aspects of healthy aging. This class is based on the Feldenkrais method which uses creative and innovative movements that will ‘feed and challenge your brain. There is extensive research that shows that balance can be greatly improved. These movements will be done sitting, standing and walking. Learn and improve the quality of your life. Your instructor, who has been teaching for 20 years, will verbally direct the class through movements to improve your balance. INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $78: 6 classes

Class 26315

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

9/8-10/13

Class 26842

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

11/10-12/15

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Walk For Life A D U LT

Walk For Life© ...This innovative program, based on the

Zumba

Feldenkrais Method©, was created by Ruthy Alon, Feldenkrais

Zumba fitness fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance moves to create an exhilarating and dynamic fun-filled interval training and toning hour. Zumba is known as the exercise in disguise. Beginners welcome as the steps are very basic and easy to follow. Bring towel and water to class.

Feldenkrais Teacher, a student of Ruthy Alon and a teacher of Walk For Life. She will be offering this class for the first time in this area. WFL is designed to improve our comfort and efficiency in walking. It is a tour-de-force learning opportunity and will benefit everyone who wishes to enhance, protect and invigorate their walking

INSTRUCTOR : Janice Litvin

experience. Walking increases our flexibility, strength and stamina,

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

and can be one of life’s great pleasures. This will be both an indoor

$129: 14 classes

and outdoor class and involves the use of walking poles.

Class 26601

Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/16-12/23

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/11-12/18

No class 11/11

Class 26602

Thu

A D U LT S 5 0 +

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 to class. Before registering for this class, please call the instructor at (925) 462-5285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $123: 15 classes

Class 26301

Thu

INSTRUCTOR : Tancha McKnight LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

No class 11/27

10:15am-11:15am

No Class 11/27 50

Teacher since 1965. Tancha McKnight is a Guild Certified

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9/4-12/18

$48: 1 class

Class 26338

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

9/6

Class 26339

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

10/4

Class 26844

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

11/8

Class 26845

Sat

9:30am-1:00pm

12/6

Health & Fitness A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Seniorcise

Modern Dance

Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility,

Explore a world of movement in a safe, non-competitive

strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance.

environment. Explore music, rhythm, simple combinations,

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

improvisation and dance basics. Together we create meaningful

weights and come exercise to your favorite hits from big band

experiences that honor your uniqueness, individuality, creative

through 1960s music.

power and potential. Introduction to modern dance basics including gentle warm-up, centering, building a dance vocabulary,

INSTRUCTOR : Susan Funkhouser LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $80: 14 classes

exploring rhythm, music, simple combinations, improvisation and the creative process. No previous dance experience needed. For the Intermediate class we continue exploring the world of

Class 26320

Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/8-12/8

movement n a safe, non-competitive environment. Explore music,

Class 26321

Wed

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/3-12/10

rhythm, choreography, improvisation and partnering all while honoring your creative process. Some dance experience required

No class 11/26

for the intermediate class. INSTRUCTOR : Lynn Simon

A D U LT S 5 0 +

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

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

Beginning

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

$147: 12 classes

moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising! Come check it out.

Class 26332

Wed

11:00am-12:15pm

9/24-12/17

12:30pm-1:45pm

9/24-12/17

no class 11/26

INSTRUCTOR : Jo Nash LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Intermediate

$38: 7 classes

$147: 12 classes

Class 26329

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

9/2-10/14

Class 26333

Class 26832

Tue

11:00am-11:45am

10/21-12/9

no class 11/26

Wed

No class 11/11 LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $38: 7 classes

Class 26327

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

9/3-10/15

Class 26330

Wed

1:45pm-2:30pm

10/22-12/10

No class 11/26 LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $38: 7 classes

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Qigong (Ancient Chinese Health Exercise) Qigong was created over 3000 years ago to strengthen the body and cure and prevent disease, thus promoting health, vitality and longevity. It is an ancient Chinese health and healing exercise comprised of breathing, movement and meditation. Qigong

Class 26328

Fri

1:45pm-2:30pm

9/5-10/17

is an enjoyable way to keep fit, reduce stress, gain flexibility,

Class 26831

Fri

1:45pm-2:30pm

10/24-12/12

youthfulness and a positive mental attitude. These gentle exercises

no class 11/28

are designed to harmonize the internal organs and enhance their functions, balance the body, mind and spirit and to balance the individual with nature. This class is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Master Adam Wallace is a senior student of internationally renowned Master Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years experience in affiliation with the Tse

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Qigong Centre. INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

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

$87: 7 classes

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

Class 26318

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

9/8-10/20

and stay connected!

Class 26319

Mon

10:15am-11:15am

10/27-12/8

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Health & Fitness

Form. Master Adam Wallace is a senior student of internationally

A D U LT S 5 0 +

renowned Master Michael Tse, and is certified with over 25 years

Gentle Exercise

of experience in affiliation with the Tse Qigong Centre.

Increase your mobility, vitality and well-being . Improve your flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone

INSTRUCTOR : Adam Wallace

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

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system

$87: 7 classes

through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep

Class 26322

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

9/8-10/20

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

Class 26323

Mon

9:00am-10:00am

10/27-12/8

to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing. Come, and have fun!

A D U LT S 5 0 +

INSTRUCTOR : Ziv Porat

Gentle Yoga

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

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

$33: 4 classes

Class 26302

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

9/5-9/26

Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

10/3-10/31

Fri

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

$49: 6 classes

Class 26304

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

$41: 5 classes

Class 26303

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

1:00pm-2:00pm

11/7-12/19

No Class 11/28

462-5285. INSTRUCTOR : Marcia Conroy LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Traditional Tai Chi Tai Chi is China’s number one health exercise, based on the yin and yang principles, with its origins in martial arts practice for vital energy and longevity. Through this gentle discipline you will realize strength, internal power, balance, inner calm, ease of movement and self-awareness. Taijiquan unifies the body in movement and is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training. Students will learn the Yang Style 24-Step

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$123: 15 classes

Class 26306

Tue

11:00am-12:15pm

9/2-12/16

8:45am-10:00am

9/4-12/18

no class 11/11

Class 26305

Thu

No class 11/27

Personal Enrichment

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

AGES 5-12

Kids’ Carpentry Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere. The safe- use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while boys and girls, kindergarten-7th grade, work together on boats, bird feeders, doll furniture, games, clocks and more. Program may be taken year-round with different projects offered each session. Our motto: building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment. INSTRUCTOR : Director Michael Glass and his wife Jeab LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

AGES 1 1/2-3 1/2

$133: 8 classes

$48 supply fee due at first class

Class 26833

3:00pm-4:00pm

9/11-11/13

4:00pm-5:00pm

9/11-11/13

5:00pm-6:00pm

9/25-10/30

Thu

No class 9/18, 11/6

Little Lits

Class 26834

This class emphasizes early literacy in children to prepare them for

Thu

No class 9/18, 11/6

a lifelong love of reading. Theme-based sessions introduce vital

Class 26835

language and pre-reading skills through wonderful read-alouds,

No class 9/18, 11/6

Thu

songs, storyboards, movement and finger play. Children will have fun singing and bouncing. You will take home songs to sing, book titles to read, and ideas for simple activities in this gentle and

AGES 7-12

interactive class for young children. A parent or caregiver must

Chess Class-Advanced

stay in class. No unregistered siblings.

Class designed for kids who know the basic strategies and want

INSTRUCTOR : Meera Sriram

to improve their skills and rating. Each 90-minute class consists

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

of thorough instructions, rated tournament games as well as analysis and blitz games. Students will learn techniques from

$100: 8 classes

Class 26649

Tue

10:00am-10:45am

9/30-11/25

No class 11/11

famous games played by world champions. All participants receive trophies at the last class. INSTRUCTOR : Pacific Chess Academy LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

AGES 3-5

$188: 10 classes

Spanish Immersion Preschool

Class 26810

Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and

Tue

6:00pm-7:30pm

9/23-12/9

No class 11/11.

stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing, doing creative art, making puzzles, enjoying new friends and other

AGES 10-15

fun activities. .

Babysitting for Beginners

INSTRUCTOR : Spanish 4 Children

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

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Learn all about child development, bedtime strategies, discipline,

$201: 6 classes

$7 supply fee due at first class

Class 26567

9:00am-12:00pm

9/3-10/15

9:00am-12:00pm

9/4-10/16

9:00am-12:00pm

10/22-12/3

9:00am-12:00pm

10/23-12/4

Wed

No class 9/17

Class 26569

Thu Wed

No class 11/26

Class 26570

Thu

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

No class 9/18

Class 26568

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

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

Class 26419

Sun

9:00am-2:30pm

10/12

No class 11/27

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Personal Enrichment A D U LT

A D U LT

CPR & First Aid Combo

Introduction to Mindfulness

Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First

This one time Introduction to Mindfulness class highlights how

Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and

to use deep breathing techniques to reduce stress while also

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

increasing awareness of our minds and bodies.

defibrillator (AED). Wear comfortable clothing.

INSTRUCTOR : Joree Rosenblatt

INSTRUCTOR : CPR For Life

LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

LOCATION Classroom, Professional Education Center

$27: 1 class

$65: 1 class

$10 supply fee due at class

Class 26658

Class 26652

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

9/13

Class 26653

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

10/11

Class 26654

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

11/15

Class 26655

Sat

9:00am-4:00pm

12/6

Wed

12:00pm-1:30pm

9/10

A D U LT S 5 0 +

Mah-Jongg Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard

A D U LT

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

Fundamentals of Mindfulness

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

Mindfulness is the practice of learning how to be in the present moment, slow down our busy lives, and be free of the judgments we place on ourselves and others. Through deep breathing

with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one step at a time.

techniques, it has been scientifically proven to increase a mind/

INSTRUCTOR : Elizabeth Fraga

body connection, empathy, compassion and gratitude, and overall

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

quality of living. This six-week course teaches practical tools for how to reduce stress and anxiety and cultivate the awareness to

$43: 4 classes Lab Fee due at first class-$9 for game card

live your life with attention and intention.

Class 26313

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/2-9/23

Class 26539

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

9/30-10/21

Class 26540

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

10/28-11/25

INSTRUCTOR : Joree Rosenblatt LOCATION Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

No class 11/11

$99: 6 classes

Class 26659

Wed

12:00pm-1:15pm

9/17-10/29 A D U LT S 5 0 +

No class 10/15

Mind Your Mind A D U LT

NEW | From Coupons To Groupons

interesting topics, focused discussion, word puzzles (learn to

Do the television shows American Pickers, Storage Wars, or

make and to solve), multi-media and more. Use both right-brain

Extreme Couponing pique your interest? Would you like to learn

and left-brain activities and all your senses to stimulate the brain.

how to save money locally and on-line but don’t know where

You’ll start by creating a Mind Map and adding to it as the class

to start? This workshop provides you with an overview of thrift

progresses.

shopping, couponing and on-line sites which will arm you with

INSTRUCTOR : JoAnn M. Adams

the tools needed to begin your bargain shopping and treasure hunts. Participant needs to know how to navigate the Internet on a beginner basis.

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $68: 13 classes

Class 26331

INSTRUCTOR : Debbie Carmel

$28: 1 class

Class 26966

Tue

10:00am-12:00pm

Class 26967

Wed

6:00pm-8:00pm

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Tue

No Class 11/11, 11/25

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

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Mental fitness for fun. Keep your mental fitness at capacity with

9/9 10/1

10:00am-11:30am

9/2-12/9

Personal Enrichment A D U LT S 5 0 +

A D U LT S 5 0 +

The Gifts of Aging

Bridge Class

We will explore elderhood from many perspectives within the

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

context of aging. We all have certain insights, potentials, and

relaxed, atmosphere by enrolling in one of four bridge courses

expectations as well as experiences, opportunities, and growth

offered throughout the year. New players should begin with the

that help define our process of aging. So, what’s it like living in

Club Series class offered in the Fall. Whether you are interested in

elderhood? It is a time to grow-as someone once said-in “Age,

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

Wisdom and Grace.” This is your opportunity to explore your

these classes will improve your game. This bridge class focuses

unique aging experiences and to metabolize those experiences for

on the Club Series. Students will be introduced to the basic

the wisdom to be found there. The class will help accelerate that

concepts of the game of bridge, with emphasis on modern bidding

process through input, discussion, sharing, and readings in a safe,

concepts. Sufficient elements of play and defense are included

quiet place for reflective insight. We will also explore aging using

to allow students to play hands right away. This course is also

models from Maslow, Erickson, Eberle, and Cohen.

useful to current players who want to improve their bidding skills. Text: Bidding in the 21st Century available to purchase in class for

INSTRUCTOR : Roger Desmarais LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

INSTRUCTOR : Lawrence W. Miller, American Contract Bridge

$91: 6 classes

Class 26324

Wed

approximately $20.

10:00am-12:00pm

9/3-10/8

League Accredited Instructor and Silver Life Master. LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $63: 8 classes Club Series

Class 26340

Thu

10:00am-12:00pm

9/25-11/13

Surfing the Web

A D U LT S 5 0 +

The Internet is an amazing resource that allows us to access

Tech Buddies

information about anything we want, any time we want it. This

Computer instruction for both the beginning and advanced

class will help you start exploring the Internet-finding sites that

beginning student. The first class will consist of a two-hour group

interest you and navigating those sites to find the information

lesson and your second class will consist of a one-hour private

you’re looking for. Topics include search engines and web

lesson with the instructor. Your private lesson will be scheduled

browsers, using bookmarks, downloading programs and files, and

during the normal class meeting time and will take place either

how to use the Internet for online shopping or banking.

in a second or a third class meeting and will be scheduled by the instructor. Instructor will provide handouts tailor made to each student’s specific needs and interests. Total combined group and private instruction time for each student will be three hours.

Class 26857

Tue

10:00am-12:00pm

9/16-9/23

Introduction to Word

This class covers the basics of Microsoft Word-how to create a new

INSTRUCTOR : Martha D. Strizich

document, add, delete and move text around, change fonts, save

LOCATION Technology Room, Walnut Creek Library

and print. Once you master the basics you will be on your way to

$53: 2 classes

creating emails, letters, cards, flyers and more. Handouts provided on basic word processing functions.

All About Email

Class 26858

Tue

10:00am-12:00pm

9/30-10/7

Discover how easy it is to stay connected with family and friends using email. You will learn how to set up a free email account, add

All About iPads

attachments to emails, create a contact list, and download files and

Do you have an iPad but aren’t sure what to do with it yet? Come

photos. We’ll also talk about how to keep your email inbox unclut-

and learn how to navigate your new iPad, and find out how it’s

tered by organizing mail into folders and getting rid of unwanted

different from a laptop computer. Other topics include using the

mail. Bring your user name and password to class if you already

touch screen, what apps are and how to get them, and using your

have an email account.

iPad to read ebooks. Students must provide their own iPad and

Class 26856

Tue

10:00am-12:00pm

9/2-9/9

know their account name and password. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

Class 26859

Tue

10:00am-12:00pm 10/14-10/21

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Social Dance

DANCE

AGES 6-17

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and neighboring islands for all levels. INSTRUCTOR : Mary Aguilar LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $67: 6 classes

Tahitian/Polynesian Culture (Beg) Class 26784

Sat

9:30am-10:30am

9/20-11/1

ages 6-12

No class 10/4.

Tah/Polynesian Culture (Int/Adv)* Class 26785

Sat

10:30am-12:00pm 9/20-11/1

ages 6-17

No class 10/4

*Registration by instructor invitation only

A D U LT

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

AGES 6-18

INSTRUCTOR : Lisa and Rey Aguilar

Baton Twirling and Dance

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Learn how to twirl the baton! It’s fun and unique, combining dance and baton twirling for an exciting performance art. You can perform in parades, be the star of your school’s athletic events or talent show, and join a competition team!

Class 26779

Beg/New Students

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/17-11/19

Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

9/17-11/19

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* 4:00pm-4:45pm

9/4-10/30

Class 26780

Wed

8:30pm-9:15pm

9/17-11/19

No class 10/8, 11/12

$48: 6 classes

Thu

Wed

No class 10/8, 11/12

$66: 9 classes

Class 26700

Class 26778

Tahitian 1 Women and Men (Beg)

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

Thu

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women No class 10/8, 11/12

INSTRUCTOR : Sandi Rios

Class 26697

$67: 8 classes

4:00pm-4:45pm

11/6-12/18

No class 11/27

Tahitian III Women and Men (Adv)* Class 26781

Wed

9:15pm-10:00pm

9/17-11/19

No class 10/8, 11/12

Int/Advanced Students

*Registration by instructor invitation only

$99: 9 classes

Class 26698

Thu

4:45pm-6:00pm

9/4-10/30

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $67: 6 classes

$63: 6 classes

Class 26701

Thu

Tahitian Drumming/Music 4:45pm-6:00pm

No class 11/27

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Class 26777

Sat

No class 10/4

9:30am-10:30am

9/20-11/1

Social Dance A D U LT

A D U LT

All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa

Line Dance

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

many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning

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

line dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn

smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will

how to line dance and review dances being taught in the area.

make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and

New dancers welcome. The first part of the class is devoted to

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

introductory dances. Intermediate class is for the improving and

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

experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review

The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with

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

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

INSTRUCTOR : John Trentacosti

$84: 6 classes

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 26534

Mon

7:00pm-7:55pm

9/22-10/27

$51: 6 classes

Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int) Class 26460

A D U LT

Wed

5:30pm-7:00pm

9/3-10/22

5:30pm-7:00pm

10/29-12/10

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/3-10/22

7:00pm-9:00pm

10/29-12/10

No class 10/1, 10/8

Argentine Tango

Class 26461

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

Wed

No class 11/26

most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world. Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections

Line Dance (Int)

not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals,

Class 26462

technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement

No class 10/1, 10/8

Wed

awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most

Class 26463

challenging of all dances. Please wear leather-soled shoes.

No class 11/26

Wed

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

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance

$63: 6 classes

Argentine Tango (Beg) Class 26627

Thu

7:30pm-8:30pm

For those who want to experience Salsa and any Latin dance. 9/4-10/9

Thu

8:30pm-9:30pm

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

Argentine Tango (Int) Class 26629

A D U LT

will allow you to lead or follow any type of Latin rhythm. 9/4-10/9

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

A D U LT

Belly Dance for Fun and Fitness!

$63: 6 classes

Class 26631

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/4-10/9

Belly dance is a complete workout that is fun, energizing and soulful. Belly dance incorporates core exercises, cardiovascular movements and stretching. Benefits include increased stamina,

A D U LT S 5 0 +

fluidity and empowerment. Wear workout attire or loose clothing,

Tuesday Line Dance

dance slippers or bare feet.

Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise while learning popular line dances. This class is designed for students of all levels; both

INSTRUCTOR : Cheryl A. Minton

the student who is new to line dancing or hasn’t danced for some

LOCATION Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym

time as well as the experienced dancer.

$69: 6 classes

Class 26836

Mon

12:15pm-1:15pm

9/15-10/20

Class 26837

Mon

12:15pm-1:15pm

10/27-12/1

INSTRUCTOR : Cornelia L. Taylor LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $101: 14 classes

Class 26326

Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

9/9-12/16

No class 11/11

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Science & Technology

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AGES 3 1/2-5 1/2

Planet Earth Explorers Become a junior Mad Scientist! This new camp is a great introduction to science. Preschoolers explore their sense of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Children use a magnifying glass to discover the world of creepy crawly creatures. Explore the science of the sea and the fascinating creatures that live there. Campers become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in a mini dinosaur dig. Finally, take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Take-home projects included each day! INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $193: 4 classes

Class 26839

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

12/29-1/2

No class 1/1.

AGES 4-5

Animal Senses Smelling, touching, hearing, seeing, tasting. Meet animal ambassadors and discover how they use their senses. Includes hands-on activities, science exploration and games just for kids beginning their school experience. Adult attendance not required. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

AGES 2-3

Animal Hide & Seek

$83: 4 classes

Who hides in a tree? Who hides under a rock? Meet live museum

Class 26695

Tue

1:00pm-2:15pm

10/7-10/28

animals. Discover the wonder of animals through activities, songs, and movement. Parent participation required.

AGES 4-5

INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Animals on the Move

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Digging, climbing, grabbing, running. Discover the many ways animals move. Meet animal ambassadors. Includes hands-on

$51: 4 classes

Class 26693

Wed

10:30am-11:15am

10/8-10/29

activities, science exploration and games just for kids beginning their school experience. Adult attendance not required. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum

AGES 2-3

LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Animal Patterns and Colors Stripes, dots, red, black. What patterns and colors do animals have? Meet live animal ambassadors and see what patterns and colors they have. Discover the wonder of science through handson activities, songs, and movement. INSTRUCTOR : Lindsay Wildlife Museum LOCATION Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum $39: 3 classes

Class 26694

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Wed

10:30am-11:15am

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$63: 3 classes

Class 26696

Tue

1:00pm-2:15pm

9/16-9/30

Science & Technology

AGES 7-11

AGES 7-13

Inventor’s Academy Camp Each day campers are given a series of challenges they must

Video Game Design Camp: Advanced Skills

overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world

Young Game Designers will learn new design techniques including

famous inventors and the most important thing of all-their minds.

multiple character animations and movement options, platform

The camp involves a team-based approach to solving problems

style games and multiple game genres. Students will animate their

but will also include projects like building your own light saber,

characters and lead them through multiple level platform games,

rocket launcher and more. Discover and create! $15 supply fee due

based on an original concept designed by the students.

at first class.

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

INSTRUCTOR : Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$191: 4 classes

$193: 4 classes

Class 26691

Class 26840

$15 supply fee due at first class

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

12/29-1/2

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

12/29-1/2

No class 1/1

No class 1/1

AGES 8-13 AGES 7-12

Tech Builder’s App Design Camp

Beginning Game Design

The Freshi Media App Design class is a fun and exciting

Design your own original video game worlds with Beginning

introduction for students who want to learn different aspects

Game Design! This class takes the student from the role of player

of computer based app design. Utilizing Multimedia Fusion

to creator, allowing the student to develop original and unique

2 software, students work closely with instructors to create

video games to share with family and friends. Students will learn

individual computer based apps. Students will complete one

how to use software and will develop characters and plot. The

app project, which combines their individual projects into one

students will bring their characters to life through Multimedia

computer based interactive app. Students will combine fun game

Fusion 2 and create a basic video game, which will be available at

based apps and practical utility apps into their final project.

the end of class.

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

INSTRUCTOR : Freshi Films, LLC

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$191: 4 classes

$127: 8 classes

Class 26605

Class 26690

Wed

3:30pm-4:45pm

9/24-11/12

Mon-Fri 1:00pm-4:30pm

12/29-1/2

No class 1/1

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Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS

AGES 3-6

AGES 7-12

Tiny Tigers Karate

Karate Kids

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

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

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

to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of

learning environment. Instructors are all black belts with over five

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

years of teaching experience. Classes are broken down into groups

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

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

and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a

uniform on the first day of class for $35.

uniform on the first day of class for $35.

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

INSTRUCTOR : Delta Martial Arts and Athletics

LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

LOCATION Studio, Delta Martial Arts & Athletics

$80: 7 classes

$94: 7 classes

Class 26546

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

9/8-10/20

Class 26552

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

9/8-10/20

Class 26547

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

9/9-10/21

Class 26553

Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

9/9-10/21

Class 26548

Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

9/11-10/23

Class 26554

Mon

4:00pm-4:45pm

10/27-12/15

Class 26549

Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

10/27-12/15

No class 11/24

5:00pm-5:30pm

10/30-12/18

$81: 6 classes

6:30pm-7:15pm

10/28-12/16

No class 11/24

Class 26551

Thu

No class 11/27

Class 26555

Tue

No class 11/11, 11/27 $69: 6 classes

Class 26550

Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

No class 11/11, 11/25

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Food & Cooking

FOOD & COOKING

AGES 5-12

Keeping Kids Safe This program featured on ABC 7’s View From The Bay is designed for the health and safety of your child. Safety expert and 5th degree black belt Sensei Preston Jones designed the program to engage your child in hands-on activities and games that help teach techniques to keep safe at home, school and while visiting friends. Stranger and bully awareness are the focus. As safety experts agree, ‘Every child should learn how to keep themselves safe.’ INSTRUCTOR : Preston Jones Enterprise LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $87: 7 classes

Class 26678

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/5-10/17

Class 26679

Fri

5:30pm-6:15pm

10/24-12/19

No class 10/31, 11/28.

AGES 5-60

Cutting Edge Martial Arts This challenging, traditional program is offered to build an ongoing practice in martial arts for students of all ages. Class begins with a warm-up combining both kids and adults. Students are then separated by age and ability to learn techniques

AGES 4-12

We Teach Your Kids to Cook

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

In this fun class, Chef Lynda and her staff guide children in

and Jujitsu. Emphasis is on physical conditioning, character

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

development and technique perfection. “A cutting edge black belt

chefs learn the basics of nutrition, grocery shopping, reading food

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

labels, food- and knife-safety, and the importance of proper cleanup. Children learn how to make delicious, healthy food that builds

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

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

9/2-10/14

Class 26674

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/5-10/17

Class 26675

Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

10/24-12/19

No class 10/31,11/28 $99: 8 classes

Tue

5:30pm-6:30pm

10/21-12/16

10:00am-11:30am

10/25-12/20

No class 11/11

Class 26677

Sat

No class 11/28

Sat

No class 9/13

INSTRUCTOR : Cooking with Kids Foundation LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center $171: 3 classes

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26650

Mon

1:30pm-3:00pm

10/20-11/3

ages 4-5

Class 26651

Mon

4:00pm-5:30pm

10/20-11/3

ages 6-12

AGES 6-12

Rainbow Chef: Now That’s Gross In this very fun and innovative class learn to make the most

$75: 6 classes

Class 26676

clamoring to book a seat at your table to sample your young chef’s creations. Two recipes made each class.

Class 26672

Class 26673

self- esteem and supports their bodies. Family and friends will be

yummy foods with grossest names like: worms in mud-chocolate 10:00am-11:15am

9/6-10/18

graham crackers for mud and worms out of marshmallows; bloody brains-brains made out of Jello molds with pieces of raspberries/ strawberries. INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $192: 7 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 26818

3:30pm-4:30pm

Tue

10/28-12/16

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Dim Sum Dim Sum means ‘a little bit of heart,’ and these little savories and sweets gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served as an elegant and fun light appetizer, light lunch, snack, or as a special treat. We will learn to use a variety of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items, and learn techniques of filling and wrapping delicious popular Asian snacks such as pork and shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork buns, Chinese broccoli, and sesame seed balls. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26772

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

12/3

A D U LT

HealthyStir-fries We’ll learn about the various methods of stir-frying, all of them providing quick and easy food preparation, using the freshest ingredients, taking little time to cook, and employing the simplest techniques. Let’s make delicious dishes from Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine and make them healthier and more

AGES 6-12

Rainbow Chef: World of Edible Art Use your imagination, be creative, have fun and make art out of food. Turn any ordinary plate into an artistic masterpiece. Past recipes have included strawberry mice, banana caterpillars, lion king cages, butterflywiches, antipasti scooters and more! INSTRUCTOR : Rainbow Chefs LOCATION Club Room, Heather Farm Community Center $192: 7 classes

$35 supply fee due at first class

Class 26817

3:30pm-4:30pm

Tue

9/2-10/21

No class 9/16

personalized by adding your own twists. Menu includes beef and broccoli, eggplant and Thai basil, chow mein, peppered shrimp, and more. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26812

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

9/8

A D U LT

Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres Holiday seasons are here and it’s time to offer your best to families, friends, and love ones. Instead of cold cuts and potato

A D U LT

chips, let’s make your own special hors d’oeuvres, appetizers,

Curry Workshop

and snacks to serve at your holiday party. We will mix and match

Asian curries have had much Indian influence with spices such as

ingredients and techniques from all cuisines and prepare both

cumin and coriander. But natives have added a number of local

savory and sweet one-bite size offerings.

spices, including fresh and dried chilies, to create a variety of curries and to call their own. Let’s prepare some of the popular curry dishes from Southeast Asian, such as Thai aromatic green curry, Indonesian dried beef curry, Burmese red curry, Malaysian yellow curried rice, etc. INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

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$57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26814

6:30pm-9:30pm

Mon

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INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26771

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

12/17

Food & Cooking A D U LT

A D U LT

Indonesian Cooking The cooking of the “Spice Islands” fills with aromatic flavors and

Peruvian Classics and a Modern Dessert

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

Fish ceviche, the “presentation card” of Peruvian cuisine will be

popular Indonesian meals for our dinner. Learn to use Indonesian

your appetizer: simple, fresh, delicious. Aji de Gallina, also eaten

herbs and spices and preparing delicious dishes with unusual

by the Incas since pre-Columbian times will be the entree today:

techniques, such as assorted satay, gado gado, peanut sauce,

a fusion with Creole culture. The addition of cheese and nuts to

dried beef curry, grilled fish, and fresh tropical fruit salad.

this native dish seasoned with ‘Aji Amarillo (chili pepper) the soul of Peruvian food, gently blend into a delicious sauce of Spanish

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $57: 1 class

$15 supply fee due at first class

Class 26811

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

10/1

A D U LT

Japanese Cooking Series Learn the basic aspect of Japanese cuisine, starting with basic ingredients in traditional meals. Learn the Japanese philosophy of simplicity and prepare simple and easy soups and salads. Apply

and Quechua ingredients. Your nutritious, delicious and guilt-free dessert? Quinoa pudding. INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at class

Class 26708

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

9/3

A D U LT

Peruvian Sandwiches

Japanese fresh and light to our meals in making sashimi, sushi,

The Butifarra-ubiquitous without translation: a crispy roll, perfectly

and nigiri. We will prepare five popular Japanese dishes for our

seasoned turkey, gravy, lettuce, and a varied choice of sauces:

dinner each night, for example yakitori, sukiyaki, teriyaki, sushi,

criollo sauce, mayonnaise, aji amarillo, aji mayonnaise, mustard,

miso soup.

and the like. Enjoy the brightly colored, triple decker sandwiches, invariable for afternoon tea, with a unique combo of avocado, egg,

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan

and tomato. And two delicious Peruvian olive sandwiches with

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

different flavor variations.

$160: 4 classes

$45 supply fee due at first class

Class 26773

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

11/13-12/11

A D U LT

Peruvian Christmas Flavors Peruvian Christmas flavors are especially appetizing. This handson class will treat you to a tasty chicken, accompanied with Peruvian olive rice; yellow raisins, nuts and Aji Amarillo give it

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at class

Class 26816

6:30pm-9:30pm

Wed

11/5

A D U LT

Peruvian, Chinese and Italian Fusions

a deliciously different taste and presentation, and an apple and

Class begins with Parmesan Shrimp baked in a shell the original

quince sauce, steamed with Pisco. Your dessert: non-oven layered

way, with drops of Tabasco and Pisco beneath the “cheese au

chocolate torte; beautiful and exquisite.

gratin.” It’s difficult to have just one. Your entree is Lomo Saltado (sauteed beef). Its traditional AJI flavoring and twist of soy sauce

INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier

makes this meat and potato dish a family favorite all over Peru,

LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

accompanied with Rice “Peruvian.” Dessert: a Pisco Sour and

$52: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at first class

Coconut Tart, also enhanced by the flavor of our national brandy,

Class 26706

6:30pm-9:30pm

the Pisco.

Wed

12/10

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

$16 supply fee due at first class

Class 26704

6:30pm-9:30pm

Fri

10/3

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Food & Cooking A D U LT

The Creativity of Peruvian Cooks Mushroom Ceviche as the appetizer, a vegetarian variation of our emblematic dish. Your entree is hot stone shrimp, cooked with hot stones in rural areas, a common coastal, delightful dish with great flavor fusions: Pisco, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and the slightly spicy Aji Amarillo, hot romance of ancient Peruvians to date. Dessert: TresLeches, a soft cake infused with a three-milk syrup, cognac, cream, and sprinkled with cinnamon. Decadent, yes, but a must have... INSTRUCTOR : Nora Frazier LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $52: 1 class

$16 supply fee due at first class

Class 26707

6:30pm-9:30pm

Fri

9/26

A D U LT A D U LT

Plant-strong: How to Thrive on a plant-based diet

Using recipes from his book Buddha’s Table, Chat Mingkwan, chef, instructor, and author, offers a hands-on cooking class to

This class will address the benefits of a plant-based diet, how to

explore the use of Thai plant-base ingredients. We will convert

create nourishing meal plans, and practical steps to preparing

popular Thai dishes into delicious vegetarian meals. Learn to use

delicious vegetarian meals. Great for someone who cooks for a

exotic Thai herbs, spices, and seasonings with local fresh garden

family member who is vegetarian or vegan, wants to add more

ingredients. Let’s get healthy together and add this type of cooking

vegetables to their plate, or desires to transition to more of a

to your vegetarian repertoire.

plant-based eating plan. Although not a cooking class, these informative and hands-on sessions will involve creating meal plans, recipes and shopping guides. INSTRUCTOR : Michelle Dwyer LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $99: 4 classes

Class 26657

Tue

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/23-10/14

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $160: 4 classes

$45 supply fee due at first class

Class 26813

6:30pm-9:30pm

Tue

9/9-9/30

A D U LT

Vietnamese Cooking Series Let’s explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular!

A D U LT

Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s

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

Have you decided that you want to eat healthier? Want some great

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

ideas and easy recipes to make it easier? Discover products you

simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes such as

can simply “heat and eat,” as well as how to use a few ingredients

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

to create delicious, healthy meals fast. You will leave with specific

fresh spring rolls, green mango salad, and more.

product information and simple, yet flavorful recipes. Dinner will be served as participants sample meals demonstrated and presented. Jamie is the author of four cookbooks, including her new book, Livin’ Lean with Trader Joe’s. INSTRUCTOR : Jamie Davidson LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center

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Vegetarian Thai Cooking series

$41: 1 class

$7 supply fee due at first class

Class 26808

7:00pm-9:30pm

Thu

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tastes and flavors. Plus, while Asian food is generally healthy, Vietnamese is at the forefront. You’ll learn to use fresh herbs, such

INSTRUCTOR : Chat Mingkwan LOCATION Kitchen, Civic Park Community Center $160: 4 classes

$45 supply fee due at first class

Class 26774

6:30pm-9:30pm

Thu

10/16-11/6

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 26643

6:15pm-7:00pm

Tue

9/9-10/14

*First class 9/9 and 10/14 meet at Civic Park Community Center. Class 26644

Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

10/21-12/9

No class 11/11, 11/25

*12/9 class meets 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

NEW | Pet First Aid and CPR for dogs and cats


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

The PetTech First Aid and CPR class is a comprehensive course.

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

Through lecture, demonstration and hands on participation,

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

students learn Pet First Aid, gain assessment tools, and learn how

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

to- handle emergency situations; CPR; control bleeding; care for

The first class is mandatory, and owners should come without

insect bites and stings; the signs of heatstroke, frost nip and frost

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

bite and appropriate care; choking, vomiting, shock and more. Participants receive a handbook and certification upon successful

INSTRUCTOR : Dog Dynamics, Inc. LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center * $133: 6 classes

$25 supply fee due at first class

Class 26633

7:15pm-8:00pm

Tue

9/9-10/14

completion. No pets please, demo dogs provided. INSTRUCTOR : Beverly Davis
 LOCATION Hildebrand Room, Heather Farm Community Center


*First class 9/9 and 10/14 class meet at Civic Park Community

$103: 1 class

Center.

Class 26957

Sat

9:00am-2:00pm 10/4

Class 26958

Sat

9:00am-2:00pm 11/8

Class 26634

Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

10/21-12/9

No class 11/11, 11/25

*12/9 class meets at Civic Park Community Center.

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Sports

SPORTS KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches using the Kidz Love Soccer method, which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Shin guards are required by the second class meeting. Participants receive a KLS jersey. AGES 3 1/2-4

Tot Soccer Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids! INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes

Class 26577

Mon

9:30am-10:00am

9/15-11/3

Class 26578

Mon

5:15pm-5:45pm

9/15-11/3

Class 26579

Thu

10:10am-10:40am

9/25-11/13

Class 26580

Thu

5:50pm-6:20pm

9/25-11/13

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park $109: 8 classes

Class 26581

Sat

9:00am-9:30am

9/20-11/15

No class 10/4

AGES 4-5

Pre Soccer

AGES 2-3 1/2

Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building

Parent & Me Soccer

self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing

As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes

teaching environment. INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes

Class 26582

Mon

10:00am-10:35am

9/15-11/3

Class 26583

Mon

3:10pm-3:45pm

9/15-11/3

Class 26584

Mon

5:45pm-6:20pm

9/15-11/3

Class 26585

Thu

10:40am-11:15am

9/25-11/13

Class 26572

Mon

10:45am-11:15am

9/15-11/3

Class 26586

Thu

3:40pm-4:15pm

9/25-11/13

Class 26573

Thu

9:30am-10:00am

9/25-11/13

Class 26587

Thu

6:20pm-6:55pm

9/25-11/13

Class 26574

Thu

5:10pm-5:40pm

9/25-11/13 LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

$109: 8 classes

$109: 8 classes

Class 26575

Sat

Class 26588 9/20-11/15

No class 10/4

11:35am-12:05pm

9/20-11/15

No class 10/4

Class 26589

No class 10/4

Class 26576

Sat

No class 10/4

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Sat

9:30am-10:05am

9/20-11/15

10:05am-10:40am

9/20-11/15

Sports AGES 5-6

AGES 1 1/2-3

Soccer 1

Wee Hoop -Dribblers

Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting,

This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and

age-specific defense, and more. Fun skill games are played at

coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children

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

experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities

feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually.

include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop listening skills. Parent participation required. Participants will need

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

to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7. INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop

$109: 8 classes

LOCATION Court 3, Tice Valley Gymnasium

Class 26590

Mon

3:45pm-4:30pm

9/15-11/3

Class 26591

Mon

6:20pm-7:05pm

9/15-11/3

$78: 5 classes

Class 26592

Thu

4:15pm-5:00pm

9/25-11/13

Class 26680

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

9/9-10/7

Class 26681

Tue

10:00am-10:35am

10/21-11/18

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

AGES 4-5

$109: 8 classes

Class 26593

Sat

10:40am-11:25am

9/20-11/15

No class 10/4

Wee Hoop-Hot Shots Wee Hoop is designed to provide children with a positive basketball experience while promoting an active lifestyle. This class places an emphasis on developing basketball skills and

AGES 7-10

Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages

learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will

Players will enjoy advanced skill building; dribbling, passing

purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $7.

encourage teamwork and new friendships. Participants need to

and shooting in a team play format. Each class will focus on scrimmages that emphasize application of finer technical points. All levels are welcome.

LOCATION HF 2-Soccer North, Heather Farm Sports Fields $109: 8 classes

Mon

4:30pm-5:15pm

9/15-11/3

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

9/9-10/7

Class 26685

Tue

10:40am-11:25am

10/21-11/18

AGES 2-4

JumpBunch is a fun, structured program that introduces children

$109: 8 classes

Sat

Class 26684

Fitness and Sports with JumpBunch

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Class 26595

LOCATION Court 3, Tice Valley Gymnasium $78: 5 classes

INSTRUCTOR : Kidz Love Soccer

Class 26594

INSTRUCTOR : Wee Hoop

11:25am-12:10pm

9/20-11/15

No class 10/4.

to a wide range of sports, helps build coordination, self-esteem, and a life-long love of sports and fitness. We have safe and age appropriate equipment to teach the children the basics of many sports together with the concept of teamwork. JumpBunch incorporates sports, fitness and music for a fun-filled, safe and exciting class. Please wear tennis shoes. Parent participation recommended.

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts,

INSTRUCTOR : JumpBunch

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

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

prior to your class start time or download the Kids Love Soccer

$51: 4 classes

app. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time dur-

Class 26562

Wed

11:45am-12:15pm

9/3-9/24

Class 26563

Wed

11:45am-12:15pm

10/1-10/22

Class 26564

Wed

11:45am-12:15pm

11/5-12/3

ing the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, credits will be issued.

No class 11/26

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Sports Skateboarding Group Lessons (Int)

AGES 4-6

Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Winter Camp This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Baseball, basketball and soccer are taught

Class 26987

Mon

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

9/8-10/6

Mon

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

10/13-11/10

No class 9/18.

Class 26988

in a safe, structured environment filled with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun! Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. All participants receive a t-shirt, ball and merit award. Participant-to-coach ratio is 8:1.

AGES 3-5

Lil’ Baseball Lil’ Baseball players will learn elementary skills and the direction of baseball in this exciting new program. Each class includes

INSTRUCTOR : Z sportz, Inc

skill building in throwing, hitting, fielding, and base-running. We

LOCATION Court1, Foothill Community Gym

ensure safety with age-appropriate equipment designed for your

$112: 3 classes

child’s motor skills. Parents learn, too, through daily observation

Class 26661

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

11/24-11/26

Class 26662

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

12/29-12/31

and voluntary participation. Join us, and your child will be a step ahead of the game when it’s time for t-ball! INSTRUCTOR : The Pitching Center

AGES 5-8

LOCATION Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park

Skyhawks Winter Camp

$139: 8 classes

Skyhawks has taken your favorite games from the playground

Class 26597

Tue

4:00pm-4:50pm

9/9-10/2

and combined them into an action packed camp! Each day your

Class 26598

Tue

5:00pm-5:50pm

9/9-10/28

young athlete will play variations of kickball, dodgeball, ultimate

Class 26599

Wed

4:00pm-4:50pm

9/10-10/29

frisbee and capture the flag. Participants will learn sportsmanship,

Class 26600

Wed

5:00pm-5:50pm

9/10-10/29

teamwork and strategy in addition to the rules of the game. Bring your friends or come make new ones. All participants receive a

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

t-shirt and merit award. Participant-to-coach ratio is 14:1

(650) 796-7378 ½ hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) fol-

INSTRUCTOR : Z sportz, Inc

lowing the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-

LOCATION Court2, Foothill Community Gym

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

$112: 3 classes

will be issued.

Class 26669

Mon-Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

11/24-11/26

Class 26671

Mon-Wed

9:00am-12:00pm

12/29-12/31 A D U LT

AGES 6-14

Golf

Skateboarding Group Lessons

Develop your skills with Boundary Oak Director of Instruction and

Jordan Richter’s skateboarding academy provides a holistic

former PGA tour player Dave DeLong. Beginning golfers will learn

approach to learning the fundamentals of skateboarding. They

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

have created challenging and exciting lesson plans that make

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

learning to skateboard safe and easy. Each lesson plan is tailored

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

to fit each level, whether beginner, intermediate, or expert

request at class.

skateboarder. Our methods of teaching create a strong foundation of skills and confidence, which give each rider a safe and positive skateboarding experience! 1:7 Instructor-Student Ratio. INSTRUCTOR : Jordan Richter Skateboarding Academy LOCATION Skate Park, Heather Farm Park

LOCATION Driving Range, Boundary Oak Municipal Golf Course $93: 6 classes

$5 ball fee to be paid at each class

Beg/Int Golf Coed

$138: 5 classes

Class 26475

Tue

9:30am-10:30am

9/23-10/28

Class 26476

Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

9/23-10/28

Skateboarding Group Lessons (Beg)

Class 26477

Tue

7:00pm-8:00pm

9/23-10/28

Class 26864

Class 26478

Thu

6:30pm-7:30pm

9/18-10/23

Mon

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

9/8-10/6

Mon

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

10/13-11/10

No class 9/18.

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SPORTS

Turf & Dog Park Hotline

Tice Valley & Foothill Community Gymnasiums

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

(925) 256-3574

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

for updated conditions of all city fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

Sports/Fitness Groups Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

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

Badminton & Pickle Ball

Log on to www.continentalbaseball.com for information. CYO Sports

Drop-in Badminton & Pickle Ball

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

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

St. Mary’s boys and girls basketball, cross country, and track &

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

field – call (925) 256-8453.

Fall/Winter Basketball League

Oddyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed

Adult Basketball Leagues

OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information.

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

(925) 943-5866

Sunday 5-on-5

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

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

To request a registration packet for Sunday night 5 on 5 or for questions about the adult basketball leagues, email keung@ walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, log onto www.wcasi.org.

Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may

Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

be placed on a free agents list by emailing Hope Keung at Keung@

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

walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers

more information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org.

as we do not place individuals on teams.

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

Volleyball Adult Volleyball Leagues

(925) 943-5866

Monday Night Coed League

Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

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

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

To request a registration packet or for questions about the adult

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

volleyball leagues, please email Keung@walnut-creek.org.

Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium.

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

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

including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Log onto www.wcyaa.com for information.

individuals on teams.

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

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Aquatics

AQUATICS

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

• Open June 15 – Mid August 2015 • L-shaped recreation and lap pool (25 yards by 25 meters) • Diving area with 1-meter diving board • Children’s wading pool (1 foot deep) • Vending machines • Spring season private rentals

Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a

YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS

year-round U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. It provides novice through Olympic level training for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Head Coach: Mike Heaney

CLARKE SWIM CENTER

www.walnutcreekaquabears.org (925) 939-5990

Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

(925) 943-5856

Our Masters (ages 19-90) team is one of the finest and most fun

• Heated pools open year-round

in the country, providing a competitive swimming program and

• Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool

structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities.

• Certified professional lifeguards

Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien

• Heated locker rooms and showers

www.swim4wc.org

• Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment

(925) 280-5421

• Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board • Seasonal children’s pool • Vending machines • WiFi zone on pool deck • Rentable picnic area • Rentable meeting room • Summer birthday party packages

FACILITY CLOSED

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program, trainee program (wca.trainees@gmail.com) and free “try synchro” days for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

September 20, 21

Head Coach: Kim Probst

November 1, 2, 27

Websites: www.aquanuts.org

December 25

www.facebook.com/aquanuts/events

January 1, 2015

(925) 934-4792

WEEKEND HOURS September 1; November 28; December 26, January 2, 2015 Facility Closes at 4:00p.m. September 18, December 24, January 31

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Aquatics

Lap Swimming & Fitness Center

Recreational Swimming Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any

All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of

kind is prohibited.

lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

Clarke Swim Center

Beginning September 6

LAP SWIM (13 yrs & older) Clarke Swim Center

50 meter pool:* Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm *Baby pool and diving pool closed for fall & winter season.

Beginning September 2 Mon-Fri 5:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thu 7:00pm-8:30pm Beginning September 7 Sat-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm

FITNESS CENTER (18 yrs & older) Clarke Swim Center

Fitness Center for use by adults ages 18 and older. Closed toed shoes and clothing must be worn at all times. Use at own risk. Beginning September 2 Mon-Fri 6:00am-3:30pm Mon-Thu 7:00pm-8:00pm Sat-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm

FAMILY LAP SWIMMING Fitness swimming for the entire family! All swimmers ages 7 and older must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Recreation swimming and horseplay are prohibited. Circle swimming will be enforced to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited. Clarke Swim Center

Beginning September 6 Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm All participants ages 7-17 must be accompanied by a swimming adult (18 & up).

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Aquatics

Exercise/Fitness Courses Water Aerobics Shape up and slim down with invigorating water exercise! Use the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of exercise for those looking for something new or those with special considerations such as: pregnancy, arthritis, knee/joint problems or other special considerations. Swimming skills not required. Shallow water and deep water classes offered. All classes are 50 minutes long. Clarke Swim Center $66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7

Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00am & 9:00am Tue/Thu 8:30am

Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers The Masters program invites all interested fitness swimmers to sample our program and experience an atmosphere of encouraging swimmers and coaches dedicated to stroke

Admission Fees Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee.

instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a requirement to be a member; it is only one aspect of this successful adult fitness program. All practices are coached by the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult swimmers in the world. For more information contact

Daily Admission Fees One time entrance - no in/out privileges.

Head Coach Kerry O’Brien at (925) 280-5421 or www.swim4wc.org. You can also stop by during practice to talk with a coach. Clarke Swim Center

Children (6 & under)

$3.50

Youth (7-17)

$4.25

Adults (18 & up)

$5.00

Mon-Fri

5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; noon

Lap Swim (13yrs & older)

$5.00

Mon-Thu

7:00pm

$7: masters daily admission fee

Register for tryout at front counter.

Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds. Allows 15 one time entries

Walnut Creek Masters Adult Swim Lesson

Children (6 & under)

$45.00

Walnut Creek Masters is offering free swim lessons to non-swim-

Ages (7-17)

$56.25

ming or novice adults. Students must commit to all nights Sept. 8,

Ages (18 & older)

$63.75

9, and 11 in order to receive one-on-one training in water comfort

Lap Swim (13yrs & older)

$63.75

and stroke work. Swimming Saves Lives is sponsored by United States Masters Swimming in partnership with the City of Walnut

Adult Lap Swim/Fitness Center Monthly Pass Based on 30 days - unlimited entries Lap Swim (13 & older)

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$71.00

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Creek. Clarke Swim Center Free: 3 classes

Class 26951

9/8-11

Days: Mon/Tue/Thu

6:45pm-8:00pm

Aquatics

Certification Courses

Swim Lessons

END OF SUMMER - AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD REVIEW COURSE!

Registration begins AUGUST 6.

Get recertified for next summer now! Don’t be among the dozens of people who call in a panic looking for a review class next spring. Here is the chance to get ahead of the recertification game. You’ll experience the freedom of keeping a certificate valid for the NEXT two summers. You can apply for new jobs or keep your current position with a certificate not about to expire. Best of all you won’t be the one in a panic finding your next review class. Must pass all

Online: www.WalnutCreekRec.org Fax to: (925) 938-7529 Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (Weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm) Scan and email to: recreation@walnut-creek.org No phone-in registrations accepted! Registration form on page 89.

written and practical exams to earn certificate. Must provide proof of current certification.

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SWIM LESSONS

LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

The aquatics program offers a variety of classes for all ages. Find

$100: (includes Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED certification cards)

the class that is right for you!

Class 26949

Sat/Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

8/23, 24

Please read the course descriptions carefully. It is important to

Class 26950

Sat/Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

9/6, 7

register your child for the proper class. Please think carefully about the prerequisites. Placing your child in the correct class is crucial

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (r2012))

for his/her development.

This course will provide you with the following skills and

session to graduate to the next level.

certifications to become a lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid, CPR-FPR, and AED.

Please know that it may take your child more than one class

Transfers between classes may only be at the discretion of aquatics staff. Though, parents may request transfers prior to the

• Participants must pass all written and practical exams to earn

first day of the class. An evaluation of the student may take place

certificate.

the first ��� third day of a session. Instructors reserve the right to replace your child if needed.

• Must be 15 years old by the last day of class. • Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

Spaces cannot be “held.” To register please completely fill out the registration slip. List your second and third choices for classes. Please make full payment when registering.

LOCATION Classroom, Clarke Swim Center FEE $213/ (Includes books & certification)

Class 26946

Sat-Tue 9:30am-5:30pm

12/20-23

Aquatics Refunds Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the $10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, please call: (925) 943-5899, ext 2438 or email Heaston@walnut-creek.org. (Doctor’s note is required. $10 service fee applies.) We do not give refunds for weather or lack of student participation. Transfers between classes may only be done if there is room and transfer is approved by the manager on duty.

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Aquatics

Swim Lessons Course Descriptions:

Ages 5-12

Seal Prerequisite: Pass Lobster or ability to perform equivalent skills. Increase endurance of front and back crawl. Students must be able to swim front and back crawl 15 yards, do 20 bobs, glide underwater, and tread water for at least 45 seconds. Class objective: continue with front and back crawl refinement, treading water, diving, and introduction of breaststroke and scissor kick.

Ages 5-12

Dolphin Prerequisite: Pass Seal or ability to perform equivalent skills. Stroke refinement, coordination and endurance. Students must be able to swim at least 25 yards of front and back crawl, 15 yards of elementary backstroke and breaststroke kick, and tread water for one minute. Class objective: continue stroke refinement and endurance. Introduce breaststroke arms, dolphin kick, open turns and more diving.

A g e s 1 5 - A dulT

Adult/Teen Ages 3-5

Starfish Water adjustment for young children. Playing activities in the water, students will work on bubble blowing, breath control,

Instructors will work with students at their own pace to develop basic swimming skills. Skills will include floating, kicking, freestyle and backstroke, and more depending on individual skill/comfort level.

kicking (with support), floating (with support), and arm movement.

swim lesson schedule Ages 3-7

Seahorse Prerequisite: Pass Starfish or ability to perform equivalent skills.

$54.00

6 classes

Course numbers & times below

Tue –Thu

9/2-9/11

Fundamental skill-building class. Students must be comfortable with floating on front and back with support and submerge head for at least 5–10 seconds. Class objective: float without support

3:55-

4:30-

5:05-

5:40-

6:15-

4:25

5:00

5:35

6:10

6:45

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and recover to a vertical position. Continue to work on kicking,

Starfish

26869

26870

26871

arm strokes, and independence in shallow water.

Seahorse 26872

26873

26874

26875

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Lobster

26879

26880

26881

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26882

Ages 4-11

Lobster Prerequisite: Pass Seahorse or ability to perform equivalent skills. Focus on unsupported front and back crawl skills. Students must be able to do front and back crawl strokes with support, 10 bobs, and float unsupported for at least 20 seconds. Class objective: introduce students to the basics of elementary backstroke, diving into deep water and treading water. Continue with front and back crawl. 74

Times/ Levels

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26878

Seal

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26883

26885

Adult

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26884

Aquatics

Ages 3 & up

Private Lessons $23

1 class

Mon/Wed/SAT

Clarke Swim Center

Work with an instructor one-on-one for 20 minutes. We focus on the things you want to learn. We encourage you to sign up for at least two private sessions. We cannot guarantee same instructor for each session. Mon

9/8

9/15

9/22

9/29

4:30pm

26893

26886

26887

26888

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5:00pm

26892

26889

26890

26891

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5:30pm

26894

26895

26896

26897

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6:00pm

26898

26899

26900

26901

Wed

9/17

9/24

10/1

10/8

4:30pm

26902

26903

26904

29605

5:00pm

26914

26915

26916

26917

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5:30pm

26918

26919

26920

26921

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6:00pm

26922

26923

26924

26925

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Sat

9/6

9/13

9/27

10/4

10/11

10/18

10/25

11:00pm

26926

26927

26939

26928

26929

26933

26931

11:30pm

26932

26933

26934

26935

26936

29937

26938

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Tennis

WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LIFETIMETENNIS.COM • (925) 945-0105 The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use and provision of a well-stocked proshop with racket stringing service. For more information about class descriptions, registration, private lessons, and ball machine rental please visit our website at www.lifetimetennis.com or call us at the phone number listed above. • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm. • Registration begins August 7. 2014 • Register online at www.lifetimetennis.com or in the office at 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek. • Fall Session runs for 12 weeks and includes two bonus/rain makeup days to be held on the weekends of Nov 1-2 and Dec 6-7, times TBD.

Fall Adult Tennis ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older)

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes are scheduled for Friday 10/24, Thursday 11/27, Friday 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Cardio Cardio Cardio Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult (6:1) Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Backhand/Net Game Backhand/Net Game Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy Ladies Drill & Play Ladies 3.5+ (6:1) Men’s Advanced Drill Mixed Doubles League Serve & Return Specialty Shot Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play 76

Day Monday Wednesday Sunday Monday Monday Saturday Sunday Monday Monday Thursday Thursday Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday* Saturday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Thursday Friday* Saturday Monday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Friday* Saturday Saturday Tuesday Tuesday

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Time 8:00-9:00am 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00am 9:00-10:00am 7:00-8:00pm 12:00-1:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 10:00-11:00am 8:00-9:00pm 10:00-11:00am 6:00-7:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 9:00-10:00am 7:00-8:00pm 12:30-1:30pm 8:00-9:00am 10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00pm 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 9:30-11:00am 1:00-2:00pm 2:00-3:00pm 10:00-11:30am 6:00-7:30pm

Dates 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/21-12/7 9/15-12/1 9/15-12/1 9/20-12/6 9/21-12/7 9/15-12/1 9/15-12/1 9/18-12/11 9/18-12/11 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/18-12/11 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/17-12/3 9/20-12/6 9/20-12/6 9/21-12/7 9/17-12/3 9/18-12/11 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/17-12/3 9/17-12/3 9/18-12/11 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/20-12/6 9/16-12/2 9/16-12/2

Fee $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $168R/$180NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $132R/$143NR $168R/$180NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $132R/$143NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $168R/$180NR $144R/$156NR $66R/$71NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $198R/$210NR $198R/$210NR

Aquatics

Tennis

Fall Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6)

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes 10/24, 11/27, 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Sunday Sunday Thursday Friday* Saturday

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9)

Time 9:15-10:00am 1:15-2:00pm 4:15-5:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 9:15-10:00am

Dates 9/21-12/7 9/21-12/7 9/18-12/11 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6

Fee $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $132R/$143NR $144R/$156NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes 10/24, 11/27, 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 4:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Saturday Monday Wednesday Thursday

Time 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:30-4:15pm

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9)

Dates 9/20-12/6 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/18-12/11

Fee $192R/$204NR $192R/$204NR $192R/$204NR $192R/$204NR

Session is 12 weeks long

Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment • Must sign up for at least 2 days offered per session • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • * Indicates 11 week session • No classes 10/24, 11/27, 11/28 Level Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play

Day Monday Wednesday Friday* Saturday Sunday

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15)

Time 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 12:00-1:00pm

Dates 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/21-12/7

Fee $192R/$204NR $192R/$204NR $176R/$187NR $192R/$204NR $192R/$204NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes 10/24, 11/27, 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident Level Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (7-12) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) Youth Tennis (10-15) (4:1) Youth Tennis (10-15)

Day Thursday Friday* Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Friday* Saturday Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 10:00-11:00am 2:00-3:00pm 10:00-11:00am 6:00-7:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 2:00-3:00pm

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-17)

Dates 9/18-12/11 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/20-12/6 9/20-12/7 9/17-12/3 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/20-12/6 9/21-12/7

Fee $144R/$156NR $132R/$143NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $144R/$156NR $132R/$143NR $144R/$156NR $192R/$210NR $144R/$156NR

Session is 12 weeks long

* Indicates 11 week session • No classes 10/24, 11/27, 11/28 • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Drop-In rate $30R/$33NR • New students must see instructor for try-out Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development.-Match Play

Day Monday Wednesday Friday* Saturday Sunday

Time 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 4:00-5:30pm

Dates 9/15-12/1 9/17-12/3 9/19-12/12 9/20-12/6 9/21-12/7

Fee $288R/$312NR $288R/$312NR $264R/$286NR $288R/$312NR $288R/$312NR

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Golf

Experience Boundary Oak Catering Experience • Perfect location for Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries, Business Meetings, Fundraisers, Birthdays & Celebration of Life. • Flexible banquet & meeting spaces that can accommodate group sizes up to 250 seated guests. • Outdoor Ceremony Site available for weddings. • Ample Complimentary Parking. • Spectacular views of Mt. Diablo and the foothills of the East Bay. • Unique Dining Events held monthly including: 4th Friday’s, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch and various holiday themed events.

Contact us at (925) 934-3600 x 21

Golf Experience • 18-hole Championship Golf Course. • 5 sets of tees to accommodate any skill level of golfer. • Lighted Driving Range includes a grass tee hitting area and a 6 stall covered hitting bay. • Home to the LPGA/Girls Golf Junior Program and host facility for the First Tee of Contra Costa. • Perfect facility to host your Corporate, Charity, Club or Fundraiser Golf Event. • Host for the PGA Web.com Tour Qualifier.

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

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Speciaized Recreation

SPECIALIZED RECREATION

AGES 16 & up

Specialized Recreation Dinner Club Join us as we tour the world in 90 days to sample foods of various

AGES 8 & up

cultures. Our very own Bay Area hosts some of the best restaurants

Specialized Recreation Karate

in the state and we’ll take the opportunity to try as many as we can.

If you have ever wanted to try the martial arts but thought

Our dinner club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited

that your ‘disability’ limited you--think again! This program

to the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist

will challenge you and show you just how fun and adaptable

each participant with their meal and beverage selection. Drop off

Karate can be. The program has been adapted and designed for

and pick-up will be from the Civic Park Community Center. Price

participants of all ages and abilities. Wear loose comfortable

includes dinner, gratuity and transportation. An emergency form is

clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended. An emergency form is

required for all participants and must be on file prior to the start of

required for all participants and must be on file prior to the start of

event.

event.

$38: 1 class

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Class 26356

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

9/17

Fuddruckers

Class 26357

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

10/15

Dragon Pond

Class 26358

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

11/19

Tullio’s

Class 26359

Wed

5:45pm-8:30pm

12/17

La Fogata

$75: 12 classes

Class 26351

Thu

5:30pm-6:15pm

9/18-12/18

No class 11/13 & 11/27

AGES 16 & up

AGES 16 & up

Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Debbie Landesman for this specially designed cardio program for special needs adults ages 16 and

Specialized Recreation Movie Fest Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great time! Price includes admission for the double feature and popcorn.

above.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

$18: 1 class

Class 26722

$75: 12 classes

Class 26349

Mon

5:30pm-6:15pm

Sat

11:00am-3:00pm

12/6

9/15-12/15 AGES 16 & up

No class 11/10 & 11/24.

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips AGES 16 & up

Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday trips each month. Trips

Specialized Recreation Dances

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Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with song and dance. Each month our Friday dance will be hosted at

years older and above. Drop off and pick-up for all Saturday trips will be from the Civic Park Community Center.

a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the

LOCATION TBA

location of the dance. All dances are $6 at the door.

Sat

9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8

$6 AT THE DOOR LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm

9/26, 12/19

Specialized Recreation Yoga This class is specifically designed and instructed to allow

LOCATION Pleasant Hill Senior Center

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

AGES 16 & up

10/17

developmentally disabled adults and young adults to gain the benefits of the philosophy and practice of yoga. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended.

LOCATION Concord Senior Center

Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm

11/7

An emergency form is required for all participants

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center $75: 12 classes

in the Specialized Recreation Program activities and

Class 26350

must be on file prior to the start of event.

No class 11/12 & 11/26

Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

9/17-12/17

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Adults 50+

ADULTS 50+ PROGRAMS

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! LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $3 Adults / $1.50 Children under 12

Sun

9:00am-12:00pm

9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7

Halloween Bingo Join us today for a howling good time as we play a morning of Bingo followed by a fun lunch of assorted sandwiches, green salad, dessert and beverage. Wear Halloween attire and receive two Bingo cards for free. Seating is limited. Purchase your ticket no later than Monday, October 20 from the receptionist. Advance ticket purchase required. Questions? Call (925) 943-5851. LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center $8 per ticket

Fri 10:00am-1:00pm

AARP Driver Safety Program

Annual Holiday Boutique

This 4-1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have

The busy elves in Santa’s Workshop invite you all to attend the

taken the 8-hour course within the last four years. Completion

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Annual Holiday Boutique. Decorative

of the course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a

creations to grace your home, whimsical creations to share with

discount on their auto insurance. The refresher course is good

loved ones, cuddly afghans and quilts to keep you warm, and

for three years and can be repeated. Call (925) 943-5851 for more

beautiful handmade sweaters, scarves, and vests to snuggle in are

information or to register for class.

just a few of the items available to purchase.

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center

$15 AARP members / $20 non-AARP members

Free

Tue 12:00pm-4:30pm

Fri, Sat

10/21

10:00am-2:00pm

11/7-11/8

HICAP Counseling Day

Annual Holiday Luncheon

Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15-Dec. 7, 2014. Medicare

Join us for this fun day and share the magic of the holiday season

advises that you review your prescription drug plan each year.

featuring special music, a delicious lunch and good friends!

Registered HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy

Transportation available upon request for those residing in Walnut

Program) counselors will be at the Walnut Creek Senior Club on

Creek. For ticket information call (925) 943-5851.

November 20 to review your Medicare drug or health plan and help you decide on the best coverage for you. HICAP may be able to save you money. You will need to complete a worksheet in advance and make an appointment. Call HICAP at (925) 602-4163 or go to www.cchicap.org for more information. You can also pick up a worksheet in advance at the Walnut Creek Senior Club. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

Thu 11/20

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LOCATION The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak

Tue 11:00am-3:00pm

12/16

Adults 50+ Friday Socials

Sing-a-Long

Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat

If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun

yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious

sounds attractive then this is the group for you! Meet once each

soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch

week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies,

reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the

musicals, and more.

lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to

Free

attend.

Every Fri

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center Free / $2 lunch

Fri

11:00am-12:45pm

9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/5

9:30am-11:00am

Let’s Sing! Have fun singing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s and Broadway show tunes. Receive some vocal instruction

Movie Matinee

and have the opportunity to either sing as part of the group, or

Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first

in song if you’d like. Short solo or duet parts of songs are also

Monday of each month. Your 50-cent admission price includes a

available for those who want to perform for the others in the

bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations

group. Singing can lift your spirits and provide a sense of physical

are not required; however seating is limited.

and mental well-being. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics are

occasionally to get up, take the microphone, and lead the group

provided. Volunteer Coordinator: Robin Wolf

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

$0.50 DROP-IN

Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

9/8, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1

Free

Every Fri

Bazaar Group This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas

1:15pm-2:45pm

Snappy Cats

while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects

Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group

include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting

of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area

to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving

retirement communities.

members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and

LOCATION Assembly Hall, Civic Park Community Center

at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more

Free

information.

Every Fri

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center Free

Every Wed

9:30am-11:00am

Hooked On Books If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and

9:00am-3:00pm

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

Cardmaking Workshops

has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the

Come and learn new techniques for cardmaking in these fun and

first Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections.

easy workshops. Your fee covers all materials. Plan on going

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

home with at least eight cards to share with family and friends.

$0.50: drop-in

No special artistic skills required. You’ll be guided through the cardmaking process one step at a time. Advanced sign-ups

Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2

required, class size is limited. Please bring a pair of scissors and a small bottle of craft glue to class. Instructor: Linda Rogers LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $10: 1 class

Mon

9:00am-11:30am

9/29, 10/27, 12/1

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Adults 50+ Investment Discussion Group

Bridge Programs

All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged

Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required.

to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and

Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon

insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing,

Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator

this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday

is required.

of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 9435851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705. LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 DROP-IN

$1 DROP-IN

Tue

Tuesday Drop-In Bridge

1:30pm-4:00pm

9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16

Every Tue

8:45am-12:00pm

Thursday Drop-In Bridge

Mah-Jongg Drop-In Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center

and new learners are welcome. Haven’t played before? Be sure to

$0.50 DROP-IN

sign up for the Mah-Jongg class listed under Personal Enrichment.

Every Thu

12:30pm-4:00pm

LOCATION Conference Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: drop-in

Sunday Drop-In Bridge

Every Tue

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

1:00pm-4:00pm

$0.50 DROP-IN

Trivia Fan-Atics

Every Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm

Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia ? Want to have a good laugh, lots of fun while you exercise your brain? Then this is the activity for you! Join us on the FIRST Wednesday of each month for a fun-filled afternoon of trivia challenge. This is a drop-in

Marathon Bridge LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center

activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and

$20 DROP-IN

Cindy Mohler.

Every Fri

LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center $0.50: drop-in

Wed

2:00pm-4:00pm

9/3, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3

12:00pm-4:00pm

Drop-In Bingo Enjoy a fun afternoon of bingo with other bingo lovers. Cards are sold separately for each session for $1 each. Paper games are also

Pinochle

played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun

with friends.

keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun

afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play. LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $0.50 Drop-In

Every Mon

LOCATION Multipurpose Room, Civic Park Community Center $1 per card

Every Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

12:00pm-3:30pm

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Adults 50+ Tennis Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an on-going program and open to all adults over 50.

SENIOR SERVICES Blood Pressure Screening Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure.

Bowling Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center Free

Wed

9:30am-11:00am

9/10, 10/15, 12/10, 11/12

Hot Meals

Creakers Softball

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome.

Join our “over 50� softball program. Call Terry White at (925) 939-

Call (925) 280-7310 from 10:00am-noon one day ahead for a

7508. Fee is $72/year.

reservation. LOCATION Social Hall, Civic Park Community Center

Club 55 Skiers

$2 suggested donation

Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving!

Mon-Thurs 12:00pm-1:00pm

Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather

Friday 11:30am-1pm

permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at

No meals served 11/11, 11/27, 11/28, 12/22- 1/2

9/2-12/19

the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:15am and return approximately at 6:30 p.m. Must contact David Summers at davidsummers8@aol.com.

Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets Thursdays at 9:00am (8:30am June through August) for weekly rides. Walnut Creek Seniors club membership is required to participate. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at shotsfan@gmail.com for more information.

Care Management In-home assessment and consultation are available through Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging and Senior Outreach Services. Contact each agency for more information and additional services. Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging: (925) 945-8040; Senior

Walking Buddies

Outreach Services: (925) 937-8311.

Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to one-and-a-half hours. The Thursday group is more strenuous for experienced hikers lasting two to three hours or more. Some Thursday hikes that are out of the area require the consent of the

Deaf Seniors Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For

coordinator.

information call California Relay Services, VOICE 1 (800) 735-2922

LOCATION Lobby, Civic Park Community Center

calling (925) 943-5851.

or TDD by calling 1 (800) 735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by

$1 Drop-in

Every Tue

Walking Buddies I

8:15am-12:00pm

Every Thu

Walking Buddies II

8:15am-12:00pm

LOCATION Lounge, Civic Park Community Center Free

Every Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

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Adults 50+ Home Care Registry Home Care Registry is a free service provided by Senior Outreach that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call (925) 937-8311 for more information.

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to jump-start your lifestyle? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,500 members visit Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better,

Insurance Counseling

where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members

Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the second

up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest

Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30pm.

drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For January-

Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care

December, annual dues are only $12.00. Club members enjoy

counseling available at the WCSC. Please call (925) 938-1895 for

discounts on special events, savings on local and international

Long Term Care counseling appointments.)

trips, access to lots and lots of activities, and free social services including blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. To

Office of Aging Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020.

Senior Legal Services

join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, or call 943-5851 for more information.

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info

Senior legal services are available by appointment the fourth

Mondays

Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851

Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room

for your appointment.

Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge* Screentime: 12:30pm-2:30pn, Lounge*

Wills Preparation Simple wills preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30pm–3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

Tuesdays Bridge: 8:45am–12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:15am, Lobby Petanque: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Patio* Mah-Jongg: 1:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room

Transportation Services

Wednesdays

You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek

Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room*

Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from 9:00am-10:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday

Thursdays

reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday

Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room

through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to

Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Conference Room

3:30pm. (Please note: Due to Wednesday reservations having

Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am

limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical

Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925) 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

Fridays Friday Socials: 11:00am–1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30am-11:00am, Assembly Hall Let’s Sing!: 1:15pm-2:45pm, Social Hall Singing the Oldies!: 9:30am-10:30am, Lounge

SUNDAY Pancake Breakfast: 9:00am–11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm–4:00pm, Multipurpose Room * See activity description for exact dates.

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Open Space

OPEN SPACE PROGRAMS

MOON STALKERS – NIGHT HIKES IN THE OPEN SPACE Saturday October 4 at 7:00 pm, Acalanes Preserve

Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this brochure. Reservations are required for all programs if you are bringing a group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at

Join us when the sun goes down for nighttime adventures and nocturnal nuances as we explore the world of darkness and its benefits to humans and nature. We’ll play Moon Jeopardy and do other activities. Moon Walk hikes are on easy to moderate trails. Meet the ranger at the Ramsey Circle trailhead. Reservations are not required. Call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 for more information.

ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events.

UNIVERSAL MUSIC DAY FIELD TRIP

Most programs are

Saturday October 11 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space

1 – 1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel most programs. Please call the ranger listed for more information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at ranger stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek.org.

Join us as we reverberate this occasion with music from primitive percussion instruments. “Ding-ding, chucka-chucka, clunk-clunk.” We’ll explore the sounds of bell stones, rattles, drums and more. We’ll finish the day by making your very own clapper stick. Since October is “National Field Trip month” you can celebrate two occasions at once! Anybody can make music. Making a clapper stick requires crafting skills and is appropriate for those old enough to use tools safely. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your favorite rasps, hand saws, files, etc. We have a few tools for loan. The meeting spot will be the Box Canyon Picnic Area at Sugarloaf. A materials fee of $5

Ranger-Led Programs

is charged. Please call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665 to reserve your spot.

RABBIT STICK AND ATLATL SATURDAYS

HOWE HISTORY TOUR

Saturday September 20 at 10:00 am, Saturdays October 18 and

Sunday October 12, 1:00 pm, Howe Homestead Park

November 8 at 2:00 pm, Sugarloaf Open Space From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as Try your skill at tossing the atlatl, “The Atom Bomb of the Stone

an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut

Age.” The atlatl has been in use as a hunting tool for over 20,000

Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats and pigeon

years. The rabbit stick is a non-returning boomerang used to hunt

flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk

small game. Learn how to throw and take this opportunity to enter

about his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays

an internationally accredited contest (ISAC). Contest winners will

in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required. For more

get their name in the World Atlatl magazine. The open target throw

information please contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899

is first and the ISAC starts later. Reservations are not required.

x3521.

Donations are gladly accepted to cover material expenses. For more information contact Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 9435899 x2665.

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Open Space

HOWE HARVEST FESTIVAL – OPEN SPACE SPECIAL EVENT

BLACKSMITHING AT OLD BORGES FORGE

Sunday October 26, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Howe Homestead Park

Saturdays November 15 and December 6, 2:00 pm Old Borges Ranch, Shell Ridge

The Howe Harvest Festival combines a celebration of the life of James Pomeroy Howe with a variety of old fashioned harvest

Relive your childhood as you get dirty, make noise, smash things

and Halloween activities for families. This year’s activities include

and play with fire! Here’s your chance to bang on some hot iron

pumpkin carving, carnival games, crafts and scarecrow making.

and make a simple hook or come watch others. Meet at the Old

Visitors can also venture into the Harvest Maze through the

Borges Ranch. A $5 per person materials fee is charged if you

Community Garden. 4H members will have animals on display

would like to make a hook. Due to safety concerns the minimum

and food is available for purchase. Admission is free but there’s

age to work on the forge is 12 years old. Reservations are required

a nominal charge for the crafts and games. For more information

if you want to make a hook. Make reservations by contacting

contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x 3521. Howe

Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899 x2665.

Homestead Park is located at 2950 Walnut Blvd.

FIRE DEFENSIBLE SPACES IN A GRASSLAND NEIGHBORHOOD Saturday November 8, 11:00 – 12:00, Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

WINTER ANIMAL TALES Saturday December 20, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Howe Homestead

It’s storytelling time at Howe Homestead on this last day of fall as we prepare for winter. We’ll meet in the Dutch Kitchen in the Howe residence and talk about how local wildlife prepares for

Each year the Open Space Division spends over $35,000 to

winter and share fun animal stores. This is an indoor activity

create firebreaks around the Open Space sites to help protect our

and rain will not cancel this program. There is no charge for the

neighbors from grassland fires. Staff will discuss the Open Space

program but a $2.00 per person donation is requested. Contact

division’s actions and share ideas on what adjacent homeowners

Ranger Nancy Dollard at (925) 943-5899 x2135 for information and

can do to help protect their property. Reservations are required.

to make your reservation.

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Open Space

On-Going Programs LIME RIDGE MONTHLY HIKES

Acalanes Open Space Saturday November 8, 9 – 11:00 am

This beautiful short hike will take us into the riparian woodlands of

Sundays September 14, October 12 and November 9, 9:00 – 10:30

Putnum Creek and on to Acalanes Ridge. We will have a chance to

am, Lime Ridge

observe late fall migrants and early winter resident birds. Meet at the end of Sousa Drive.

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

OLD BORGES RANCH “HISTORIC” OPEN HOUSE

and inland scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of

Sundays, September 7, October 12, November 9, 1 – 3:00 pm

plants and animals. Every month there’s something new to see

Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

and share. Meet the ranger at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Join us at the ranch as we open the doors to the Historic Ranch House for you to tour at your own leisure. An Open Space ranger will be on hand to answer any of your questions while you tour the house and grounds.

MONTHLY BIRD WALKS Are you wondering what that little bird is outside your window? Here’s your chance to find out. Come along with us and learn all about our local bird life. We will discuss identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirements and lots of other stuff about our fine feathered friends. Bring binoculars, a small notebook and

OLD BORGES RANCH TOURS Last Saturday of each month, September 27, October 25 and November 29, 2 – 3:30 pm Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge

water and wear a hat and sturdy shoes. No pre-registration is required. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925)

Join the ranger on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch. The

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Borges family settled in Walnut Creek over 100 years ago and their ranch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the

Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday September 6, 9 – 11:00 am

1901 ranch house and 1903 carriage barn while learning what life was like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the windmill near the parking lot at the ranch. Rain cancels. For more information please contact Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 x2162.

We will watch for fall raptors as we hike to the top of Lime Ridge. Along the way we will pass through grassland and chaparral habitats. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Drive in the parking lot next to Boundary Oak Golf Course.

Borges Ranch and Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday October 11, 9 – 11:00 am

Join the flock as we watch for fall migrants and the arrival of winter residents on this short hike around Borges Ranch and to the Twin Ponds area of Shell Ridge. We will be hiking through oak savannah, grasslands and riparian habitats. Meet at the Borges Ranch parking lot.

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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) 944-3598 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 Delta Martial Arts, 2956 Treat Boulevard, Suite H, 94518 Foothill Community Gymnasium, 2775 Cedro Lane, 94598 Heather Farm Preschool, 500 N San Carlos Drive, 94598 Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, 94597 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); Cindy Silva; Bob Simmons (Mayor Pro Tem); Justin Wedel City Manager Ken Nordhoff Director of Arts, Recreation & Community Services Kevin Safine Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Sandra Jacobsen; Carla Ludwig; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Registration FORMS

FAMILy registration

Confirmations will be sent for all mail-in, fax-in and phone registrations. Confirmations are sent via email when possible, by post if necessary. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks, please call (925) 943-5858.

Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered.

Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time.

Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website.

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Health & Fitness

Registration REGISTRATION FORM

Registration begins august 6

PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME

M/F

DOB

ACTIVITY NAME

ACCOUNT #

CLASS #

START DATE

2ND CHOICE CLASS #

START DATE

EXP DATE

FEE

TOTAL

AUTHORIZATION SIGNATURE WAIVER OF LIABILITY I consent to the above person’s participation in the activities and agree on behalf of myself, or minor child, that I assume the risk of accident, injuries or property damage sustained from any cause in connection with my (or my child’s) participation in the activities. I voluntarily release and hold harmless the City (including its officers, agents, employees and volunteers) from any liability for an accident, injury or property damage (except to the extent cause by the City’s active negligence or willful misconduct). I understand that I am responsible for the registration policies and procedures outlined in the brochure. I also understand that the City reserves the right to photograph activities and participants; those photos remain the City’s property for potential future use for publicity or promotional purposes. Dated

Signature

Please indicate whether: Parent

Participant

Guardian

policies Refund S/creditS

• All credits on account are valid

• Lab fees are payable to the

with disabilities to participate in

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

our programs. If you have any spe-

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include lab fees with your

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

registration fees.

accommodations, please call (925)

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

943-5858.

• Refunds will be considered if

• Refund policies may vary for 50+

der $15 that are eligible for refund

requests are submitted up to seven

(Seniors) programs.

will be remitted upon request.

days prior to the first day of class.

fees

• For payment plans (annual

• For withdrawal requests received

•All courses and camp registra-

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

tions include a $3 administrative

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

processing fee.

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

• Fees must be paid in full at time

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

of registration by cash, money

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

prior to any scheduled payment

class meeting are subject to partial

payable to the City of Walnut

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

rated course fees.

program description.

• No refund requests are accepted

• All payments are processed upon

after the last class meeting.

receipt.

Waiting lists

CANCELLATIONs

MAKE -UP CLASSes

QUESTIONS

Waiting lists are established once a class has reached maximum enrollment. If space opens or a new class is created, you will be notified.

A class may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. A full refund is available.

Make-up dates for missed classes will only be granted for class cancellations resulting from inclement weather or from direction of the Arts, Recreation & Community Services Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those

donations If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to Civic Arts Education or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Civc Arts Education Scholarships are being accepted for Fall 2014. The deadline is September 2, 2014. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

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Facility Rentals

 

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Lesher Center for the Arts

Walnut Creek Turns 100: Celebrating the City Through Art September 21 – November 16, 2014 To honor Walnut Creek’s centennial, the Bedford Gallery will host an exhibition that reflects the City’s rich history, land, commerce, community, and culture, both past and present. The exhibition features artwork made by our community members and is a celebration

 

of all things Walnut Creek. Join us as we celebrate our

heritage and history. Opening reception: Sunday, September 21, 3:00-5:00pm. FREE Image: Robin Purcell, Wild at Heart, 2013, Watercolor on paper, 14 x 14 inches

Center REP’s 2014 - 2015 Season Life Could Be a Dream

A 60’s Doo-Wop Musical. August 29 - October 5, 2014

The Jealous Curator: From Blog, to Book, to Gallery December 7, 2014 – February 1, 2015 This winter the Bedford brings the blogosphere into the gallery with a show by the internationally renowned

Deathtrap

blogger, The Jealous Curator. Using her newly released

A Thriller. October 24 - November 22, 2014

book, Creative Block: Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists, as a launch pad, the exhibition

A Christmas Carol

Still “THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area.” December 11 - 21, 2014

features art in a variety of media and “unblocking” artmaking stations designed by artists – where you can make some art, make your mark, and unblock! Opening reception: Sunday, December 7, 3:00-5:00pm, $5 admission

The Book Club Play

A Comedy about Books and the People who Love Them. January 30 - February 28, 2015

Mistress of the Inn

Love, Seduction and Chocolate. April 3 - May 2, 2015

Anything Goes

The Bedford offers free exhibition tours for all Contra Costa County schools. Our docents conduct group tours for children grades K-12, completing each visit with a hands-on art project. Image: Kate Pugsley, Color Blind

Bg Fall Craft Fest November 2, 2014, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Free admission

One of the Greatest Musicals in Theatre History. May 22 - June 27, 2015

The Bedford Gallery Craft Fest is a celebration of unique and handmade gifts, bringing together local artists and crafters.

All shows at the beautiful Lesher Center for the Arts

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5/23/2014 10:53:26 AM

The Bg Craft Fest offers an opportunity to get a  

head start on your holiday shopping! With home

goods, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, edibles and prints, our vendors are sure to have a gift to suit everyone on your list. For information on all programs, www.bedfordgallery.org

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HEALTHY WALNUT CREEK FESTIVAL AND SKATEBOARD COMPETITION! Come see a showcase of the wide variety of healthy opportunities offered by the Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department and its partners that enable our community to obtain and maintain healthy hearts, minds and bodies. Class demos, vendors, give-aways, guest speakers, raffle prizes, WCPD Canine Unit, safety seat inspections, and more!

Healthy fun for all! Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9am-12pm, Heather Farm Park For more information, please visit www.WalnutCreekRec.org

DON’T MISS O UT!

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