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INSIDE Introduce fitness early with Yoga for Kids and Zumba Kids, Pg 18 Aloha Mind Math will broaden your child’s understanding of arithmetic in fun ways, Pg 29 Spring Camp Community Arts is back for an arts filled week of creativity and exploration! Pg 30-31 Take your photography skills up a notch in our Building Your Photographic Project class! Pg 44 Registration begins December 6

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Happy Holidays, ‘Tis the season to take advantage of some of our fun-filled holiday offerings, whether it is a performance at the Lesher Center for the Arts, the holiday puppet show with Santa at Heather Farm Community Center, or one of the holiday boutiques hosted by the Bedford Gallery or Center for Community Arts. Opening at the Bedford Gallery with a public reception on January 11th is Ned Kahn’s exhibition Seed Vortex. The exhibition which explores the intersection of art and physics, showcases a giant sculpture that will spin thousands of mustard seeds. The exhibition will also feature several other fun, participatory artworks by this Bay Area artist and hands-on workshops that use mustard in creative ways. Mark your calendars: Registration opens for one of our three amazing preschools on February 26—you won’t want to miss out. Also, it’s never too early to start planning for our summer camps--early bird camp registration begins on February 28. Whether it’s celebrating the holidays or pre-planning for your summer break, Arts + Rec has got you covered year-round. With enriching, community building programs for you and your family, we are an integral part of Walnut Creek’s quality of life. We will see you soon! Kevin Safine Director of Arts + Recreation

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Youth Ceramics & Sculpture 4-5 Dance 5-9 Decorative & Fiber Arts 10 Digital Media & Photography 11 Drama 11 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 12-17 Health & Fitness 18 Martial Arts 19 Events Calendar 19 Music 20-23 Languages 23 Personal Enrichment 23 Sports 24-28 STEM 29 Writing & Literature 29 Youth Camps 30-31

Adults Ceramics & Sculpture 34-37 Culinary Arts 38-39 Dance 40-42 Decorative & Fiber Arts 42-44 Digital Media & Photography 44-46 DIY 47 Dog/Pet Care 48 Drama 48 Drawing, Painting & Printmaking 49-55 Glass 55-56 Health & Fitness 56-60 Jewelry 61 Music 62-63 Personal Enrichment 63-65 Sports 66-67 Sports/Fitness Groups 67 Technology & Business 68-69 Adults 50+ Programs & Services 70-74 Specialized Recreation 74-76

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Upcoming Events 19 Community Arts Foundation 32-33 Aquatics 76-79 Tennis 80-81 Open Space 82-84 Boundary Oak Golf 85 Facility Rentals 86-87 Registration 88-89 Map 90 Lesher Center for the Arts 91 Bedford Art Gallery 91

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Youth

Ceramics & Sculpture

4 - 7 yrs

Clay Play: Habitats Come explore the wonderful world of clay, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. This is a great introduction to 3D art for young creative minds with or without clay experience. Using a variety of techniques including pinch, coil, slab and squeeze methods, children will learn the basics from scoring to glazing their work. Build imaginary worlds filled with people, animals and a place for them to reside-trees, caves, tropical islands and more! Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor: Amber Noyer DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/20-3/17 Sat

9:00am-10:00am

$84/8

2160

No class 2/17 Instructor: Rana Nassar DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

3:45pm-4:45pm

$84/8

2159

No class 1/15, 2/19

8 - 12 yrs

Clay Works 1 A great opportunity for older children who haven’t had a lot of (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. $5 supply fee due at first class.

5 - 16 yrs

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

Clay for Homeschoolers Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. Come see what you can learn to make. Cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals, bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and assistance for students with different needs.

Instructor: Rana Nassar DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

5:00pm-6:30pm

$108/8

2163

No class 1/15, 2/19

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Ellen Sachtschale DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

9:00am-11:00am

$134/8

2161

No class 1/15, 2/19

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Youth

Dance

8 - 12 yrs

Clay Works 2: 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 techniques. $5 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Rana Nassar DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

3:30pm-5:30pm

$167/10

2165

Instructor: Ellen Sachtschale DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

3:30pm-5:30pm

$163/10

2162

12 - 17 yrs

6 - 12 yrs

Teen Clay: Wheel Throwing/ Hand Building

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures (Beg)

Beginning to intermediate instruction on the electric potter’s wheel. Instruction and creative opportunity for hand-building techniques and projects as well. $35 supply fee payable at first class ($15 tool kit if needed and $20 bag of clay)

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. Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose

Location: Civic Park Studio E

Room

Instructor: Ellen Sachtschale

Instructor: lisa Aguilar

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

4:30pm-6:30pm

$169/10

2158

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/20-3/3 Sat

9:30am-10:30am

$73/6

1705

No class 2/17 5 - 8 yrs

Will You Be My Valentine?

6 - 18 yrs

Get a chance to make your parent and/or best friend a personal Valentine! Make not only hearts, but seasonal flowers, butterflies, rainbows, or something really special. They can be ready to hang, stand alone, or both! This class will use nontoxic, polymer clay, which can be baked in a home oven to give a ceramic-like finish. The polymer clay comes in several colors and will give you quick results.

Tahitian and Polynesian Cultures (Int/Adv)*

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

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Instructor: Karen Kelly

Instructor: lisa Aguilar

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. Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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2/11 Sun

9:00am-12:00pm $46/1

2166

1/20-3/3 Sat

10:30am-12:00pm $73/6

2/11 Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm $46/1

2167

No class 2/17. *Registration per instructor’s approval

1707

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Youth 6 - 10 yrs

9 - 15 yrs

Ballet I

Ballet III

Introduction to the beauty, grace and discipline of ballet. Each class will include a traditional barre and center. Children will enjoy dancing to the magical music from classical ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Attire: Girls-black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys-black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. Registration requirement: Five-year olds with one year experience may move to Ballet I. The Tuesday class is a yearround program.

Designed for intermediate level students. Technique is strengthened along with the advancement of ballet curriculum skills. This challenging class requires a commitment to regular attendance and adherence to ballet attire. Meets two times per week, must attend both days. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in Ballet II level and be at least 9 years of age. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program.

Location: Civic Park Studio D

Instructors: Edward Stegge, Amanda Farris

Instructor: Jennifer O’Neill

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

9/7-6/7 MonThu 4:00pm-5:30pm

1/6-3/17 Sat

No class11/23, 12/18, 12/21, 12/25, 12/28, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19, 4/2, 4/5, 5/28

12:15pm-1:15pm $75/7

2125

No class 1/13, 1/27, 2/17, 2/24

Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Edward Stegge DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

3:45pm-4:30pm

$119/10

2022

Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Erin Leedom DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

9/5-6/5 Tue

4:15pm-5:00pm

$530/37

37281

No class 12/19, 12/26, 4/3

$1030/68

37373

3 - 4 yrs

Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-4) Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance. Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only. Girls attire: black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys attire: black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor: Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

7 - 11 yrs

Ballet II Designed for students wanting to continue their ballet training. Class will continue with traditional barre and center work, improving technique, working on proper body alignment and an emphasis on vocabulary. Girls attire: black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys attire: black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. Registration requirement: Students must have completed a full year in the Ballet I level and be at least 7 years old in the second grade. A placement class must be taken in Ballet II if a student is transferring from another dance program. Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Erin Leedom DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

9/5-6/5 Tue

5:00pm-6:00pm

$530/37

No class 12/19,12/26,4/3

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1/10-3/14 Wed

3:45pm-4:30pm

$119/10

2309

1/10-3/14 Wed

4:30pm-5:15pm

$119/10

2310

Location: Civic Park Studio D Instructor: Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/6-3/17 Sat

9:00am-9:45am

$75/7

2123

No class 1/13, 1/27, 2/17, 2/24

Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Erin Leedom DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

$119/10

2024

Instructor: Samantha Blanchard DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

10:45am-11:30am

$119/10

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Youth 4 - 5 yrs

Pre-Ballet (Ages 4-5) Blend the discipline of ballet with the freedom of creative dance. Begin with basic positions and steps of ballet; then leap, spin and kick while improvising to music, words and pictures. Listen to stories and music of well-known classical ballets. Parents may watch last session only. Girls attire: black leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun away from face; Boys attire: black tights, white T-shirt, black ballet slippers. Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Samantha Blanchard DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

10:00am-10:45am

$119/10

2225

Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor: Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

5:15pm-6:00pm

$119/10

2312

Instructor: Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/6-3/17 Sat

9:45am-10:30am

$75/7

2124

No class 1/13, 1/27, 2/24, 2/17

6 - 10 yrs

Broadway Tap Combo Children will learn basic Broadway tap dancing skills in a fun and creative atmosphere. Introductory tap skills will be combined with essential ballet movements. Song, dance, and learning games are used throughout class. $15 supply fee due at first class. Location: Civic Park Studio D Instructor: Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

11 - 18 yrs

Professional Training Program Advanced Intermediate ballet training, including technique, pointe, variations from classical and contemporary repertory. For audition contact Rebecca Berke, Director, at rebecca@diabloballet.org. Class meets three days per week; must attend all three days. Please call for a brochure for more information. Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructors: Rebecca Berke, Amanda Farris, Erin Leedom, Edward Stegge, Jordan Tilton 9/6-6/8

Mon-Wed 5:00pm-7:30pm

$3,900/136

$119/10

2320

10 - 15 yrs

Hip Hop - Youth Syncopation derived from jazz funk and street jazz, with high energy focus on the latest styles and moves. Location: Civic Park Studio D Instructor: Jennifer O’neill DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

5:15pm-6:00pm

6:30pm-7:30pm

$74/7

2112

No class 1/15, 1/29, 2/19

37284A

No class 10/2, 11/10, 11/24, 12/18, 12/20, 12/22, 12/23, 12/25, 12/27, 12/29, 12/30, 1/1, 1/13, 1/15, 2/17, 2/19, 4/2, 4/4, 4/6, 4/7, 5/26, 5/28

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YOUTH 13 yrs & up

Tahitian Drumming/Music 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. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge Instructor: Rey Aguilar DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/20-3/3 Sat

9:30am-10:30am

$73/6

1708

No class 2/10

13 yrs & up

10 - 16 yrs

Modern Dance

Tahitian I Women and Men (Beg)

Beginner to advanced dancer, this class has something for everyone. This is a modern release technique class infused with somatic sound concepts, improvisational play and performer driven composition. We provide a safe place of inquiry where dancers can hone their craft and find their artistic voice. Dance should be accessible to everyone and community inclusion accelerates learning and achievement. Dancers will learn basic modern dance vocabulary, improvisation, composition, performance quality and execution. Mixed levels welcome!

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.

Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room

Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: lisa Aguilar DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/7 Wed

7:30pm-8:30pm

$73/8

1802

No class 2/14

Instructor: Samantha Blanchard DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/6-3/17 Sat

1:00pm-2:00pm

$107/9

2249

No class 1/13,2/17

13 yrs & up

Tahitian II Women and Men (Int)* & (Adv)* 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.

13 yrs & up

Tahitian Ahuro’a Women 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. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: lisa Aguilar

Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: lisa Aguilar DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/7 Wed

8:30pm-10:00pm $73/8

1806

No class 2/14

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/7 Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

$73/8

1799

No class 2/14 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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Youth 3 - 5 yrs

Preschool Broadway Tap Combo Preschool aged dancers will learn basic Broadway tap dancing skills in a fun and creative atmosphere. Tap will be combined with essential ballet movement introduced through an early childhood education approach. Creativity will be intermingled through song, dance, and learning games. $15 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor: Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

12:30pm-1:15pm $119/10

2317

3 - 5 yrs

Preschool Dancing Combo All preschool aged students welcome to join in on the fun of learning ballet/jazz and tumbling at an introductory level to the pace of the class. Parents and care takers may participate by viewing from outside the studio while children are learning in class. $15 supply fee due at first class Location: Civic Park Studio D Instructor: Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

10:45am-11:30am $119/10

2306

1/9-3/13 Tue

11:30am-12:15pm $119/10

2305

Youth Contemporary Dance In this class, dancers will blend proper technique with different movement styles, as we focus on creativity, self expression and FUN! In this rich and unique class, dancers will be exposed to an array of music as we move our bodies through space. Fitted dance clothes and bare feet. No previous dance experience necessary. Come dance with us! Location: Civic Park Studio D

Location: Civic Park Studio D Instructor: Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

10:00am-10:45am $111/10

2318

1/9-3/13 Tue

1:45pm-2:30pm

2319

$111/10

2 - 5 yrs

Instructor: Jennifer O’Neill DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1:30pm-2:30pm

Creative movement with My Adult Parents and children will learn new ways of creative movement through dance and a nurturing atmosphere that is fun and energetic. Potty trained or not, please join us for some fun! $15 supply fee due at first class.

10 - 17 yrs

1/6-3/17 Sat

18 - 35 mos

$118/7

No class 1/13, 1/27, 2/17, 2/24

2113

Parent Child Dance Young children begin their dance studies through their attachment to parent or primary caregiver. In addition to being a lot of fun, parent-child dance classes are great preparation for very young children to eventually participate in a creative dance class on their own, learning to take direction for a new, adult teacher while staying true to their own ideas. Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room

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DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

12:00pm-1:00pm $93/9

2232

No class 1/13, 2/17

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Decorative & Fiber Arts

7 - 10 yrs

Fun with Pattern and Fabric In this class students will investigate and experiment with pattern and color mixing. They will start with ink, paint, and paper and move into dying fabrics. They will learn how to batik and use both natural and commercial dyes. Students will create finished pieces from the fabric they dye including pillows and wearable art. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor: Lori Now DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

4:00pm-5:00pm

$96/10

2323

4 - 8 yrs

Kinder Sew plus Fiber Fun Enjoy the basics of hand sewing plus learn to make necklaces, bracelets, and headbands using buttons, beads, pompoms, and tassels. We will adorn our hand sewn aprons or purses with our custom designs and details. $15 supply fee due at class. Location: Heather Farm Preschool Instructor: Alexandra Milukhin

7 - 13 yrs

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Basic Sewing and Surface Design Explore fiber arts using thread and yarn, buttons and beads, plus cutting and sewing by hand and machine. Working with fabulous fabrics, we’ll make a series of projects. Instructor supplies all fiber and supplies necessary. $20 supply fee due at first class. Location: Heather Farm Preschool Instructor: Alexandra Milukhin DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

5:00pm-6:45pm

$123/10

1973

8 - 13 yrs

3:30pm-4:45pm

$101/10

1961

9 - 12 yrs

Little Loom Weaving Using our four-shaft table looms kids will learn to plan a project, prepare the loom and weave a scarf while having fun with color and texture. Yarn spinning will also be introduced and farm-tofabric connections will be discussed. Weaving will be self-paced so multiple projects will be possible. $30 supply fee due at first class. Location: Heather Farm Preschool - Studio H

Beyond Basic Sewing and Surface Design Using the fundamentals of basic sewing, we’ll create and make a series of projects utilizing our custom created surface-designed cloth. Elements of surface designing such as hand coloring and embellishing will produce unique personalized projects of selfexpression. $20 supply fee due at first class. Location: Heather Farm Preschool Instructor: Alexandra Milukhin DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

1/11-3/15 Thu

4:00pm-6:00pm

$123/10

2512

Instructor: Reba Siero DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/21-3/14 Wed

3:45pm-5:15pm

$53/4

2218

13 - 17 yrs

Teen DIY Fabric Design and Sewing Design your own fabric for the first 5 weeks and then use the fabric you designed to create sewing projects for the next five weeks. No sewing experience necessary! Get creative and crazy with textiles! Location: Heather Farm Preschool Instructor: Erin Hansen, erin wheeler DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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4:00pm-5:30pm

$128/10

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Youth

Digital Media & Photography

Drama 11 - 18 yrs

Community Arts Theater Troupe

11 - 18 yrs

Teen Digital Media This digital photography class will introduce students to photography as an art form. Students will learn the ins and outs of digital camera controls and how to use them to create proper exposures. This class will cover a technical foundation, such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, and composition, and break into basic editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity to practice concepts learned in class with weekly in-class shooting exercises. After 10 weeks, students will emerge with a small digital portfolio and a set of printed photographs created using an Epson Stylus Pro Inkjet printer.

Instructor: Brian Shapiro DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

4:30pm-6:30pm

$136/8

Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor: staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-2/27 TueThu 6:15pm-7:15pm

$134/15

2120

8 - 14 yrs

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C

No class 1/15, 2/19

Our Community Arts Theater Troupe will focus on the process of performance, using theater skills and techniques from our Studio Class to perform selected works and create original works by students themselves. Open to middle and high school students. They will perform their works on stage at the end of each quarter. Participants must be enrolled in either the Middle or High School Studio Class to participate in our Theater Troupe.

2134

Community Arts Theater: Homeschool Theater Class Middle School Community Arts Theater participants will learn about the actor’s tools and begin to uncover their own unique voices as performers in our Studio Class. Through the study of movement, voice, character, scene study, improvisation and multiple genres of theater, students will build confidence, communication skills, self-expression, team work, and compassion. Most importantly, students will have FUN in a supportive and welcoming environment. All levels welcome. Students will have an in-class sharing of work at the end of each quarter. Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

1:00pm-3:00pm

$160/8

2526

No class 1/15, 2/19

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youth 5 - 7 yrs

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class Explore theater basics through music, movement, and theater games! Students will work with professional theater artists to help build their confidence and develop their voices as young actors in our Theater Studio Class. Students will end the session with an in-class sharing for family and friends! All levels welcome! Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Julia Dashe DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm

$117/8

2136

No class 1/15, 2/19

8 - 10 yrs

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class

11 - 14 yrs

Community Arts Theater: Middle School Middle School Community Arts Theater participants will learn about the actor’s tools and begin to uncover their own unique voices as performers in our Studio Class. Through the study of movement, voice, character, scene study, improvisation and multiple genres of theater, students will build confidence, communication skills, self-expression, team work, and compassion. Most importantly, students will have FUN in a supportive and welcoming environment. All levels welcome. Students will have an in-class sharing of work at the end of each quarter. Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor: Staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

4:00pm-6:00pm

$200/10

2118

Join us for an in-depth exploration of theater! In a supportive and exciting environment led by professional theater artists, students will learn about the actor’s tools and uncover their unique voice as a performer. Through the study of movement, voice, and improvisation, young actors will work toward a performance of a collection of short scenes. Our Theater Studio class works with young actors to build confidence, communication skills, selfexpression, team work, compassion, and most importantly, FUN! All levels welcome. Students will end the session with an in-class sharing for family and friends. Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Julia Dashe DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

4:45pm-6:15pm

$152/8

2137

No class 1/15,2/19

14 - 18 yrs

Community Arts Theater: Studio Class- High School High School Community Arts Theater participants will focus on growing development of the tools of an actor through in-depth study of movement, voice, scene study, improvisation, and musical theater in our Studio Class. Actors will work toward a showcase of monologues, scenes, and songs throughout the quarter. All levels welcome. Students will perform in an in-class sharing of work at the end of each quarter.

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$200/10

2115


youth

Drawing & Painting 2-3 yrs

Learning Through Art and Sensory Play Our play based, child-centered parent-child program will support and encourage your child’s growing curiosity about the world around them and their abilities to interact with that world. Be part of your child’s play through art and sensory experimentation, small motor manipulation and building, circle time stories, music and movement. Watch your child grow, socially, physically, emotionally and cognitively. Share your concerns and joys with other parents and learn together how to navigate this exciting time of growth and development for your child. Location: Civic Park Preschool Instructor: Kathy Faut DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

12:30pm-2:00pm

$139/10

2190

4 - 8 yrs

4 - 8 yrs

Heart Art

Makers Series: Hoppy Art

How many things can you create from heart shapes? Did you know that you can make a zoo full of animals by using only hearts? We will be preparing for Valentine’s Day by going crazy with hearts! We will paint, construct, and sculpt to create a collection of heart animals and heart-felt creations. Bring a snack for midafternoon break.

Spring is in the air! We will be making things that hop, sing, and bloom just in time for the holidays. Be prepared to paint and sculpt a beautiful springtime centerpiece. Bring a snack for midafternoon break.

Instructor: Lisa Taft

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Instructor: Lisa Taft DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/10 Sat

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3

1:00pm-4:00pm $34/1

3/17 Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm $34/1

2195

2193 5 - 8 yrs

Shoebox Theater for Grandparents and Grandkids

3 - 10 yrs

Kids Open Studio Kids Open Studio is a special place for families and kids to connect with their creativity while playing boundlessly with art materials, concepts, techniques and challenges! Kids ages 3-6 must be accompanied by a parent; ages 7-10 can be dropped off for an opportunity to explore with their peers! Each drop-in class explores a new project based on the quarter’s theme. Register prior to class or pay by credit card on the day of class.

This is a special multi-generational class for grandparents and grandchildren. Together you will create a special story and the characters in a shoe box you will design and decorate. Grandparents can create their own theater or help their grandchild. We will be painting, drawing and sculpting to make your stories come to life. Bring a snack for mid-afternoon break. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Lisa Taft

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Instructor: Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/17

Sat

10:00am-11:30am $10/1

2080

3/17

Sat

10:00am-11:30am $10/1

2081

1/20

Sat

10:00am-11:30am

2079

$10/1

2/17 Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm $34/1

2192

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Youth 4 - 8 yrs

Winter Wonder Art It is winter and we will be thinking about how to make a winter wonderland come to life with drawing, painting and sculpting. Be ready to use lots of snow and create all sorts of winter animals. Bring a snack for mid-afternoon break. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3 Instructor: Lisa Taft DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/20 Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm $34/1

2194

8 - 12 yrs

Acrylic & Oil Painting Studio 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. $10 Supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Karen Kelly DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

16 - 18 yrs

1/11-3/15 Thu

3:30pm-5:00pm

$160/10

2189

Teen College Portfolio Prep Are you preparing to apply to college studio art programs in the fall? The following class will help you up your application game. Students will be given guidance as to how to incorporate their best artistic assets and make improvements to prior work. Each week, students will have access to studio work time and a variety of artistic media. In addition you will have the choice to take part in projects that cater to college application requirements (e.g. RISD bicycle project). Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Brittany Zagoria

6 - 12 yrs

Bird Wonder Join us while we learn how to illustrate and paint live and taxidermy birds! Live pigeons, a chicken, and more will be available for students to explore and get to know up close and personal. Learn about the habitats and peculiar behaviors of different avian species. Along the way, students will develop techniques in realistic painting and drawing and execute beautifully polished scientific works of art.

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

1/6-3/17 Sat

Instructor: Brittany Zagoria

1:00pm-4:00pm

$165/9

2045

No class 1/13, 2/17

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

5:45pm-7:15pm

$76/8

No class 1/15, 2/19

5 - 13 yrs

valentine’s day pop-up cards Impress your friends and family with DIY pop-up cards! Students will be given step by step instruction and use whimsical colored paper, crazy scissors, glitter, paint and glue to create their own unique 3d cards for this special holiday. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

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Instructor: Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/10

14

Sat

10:00am-11:30am $48/1

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2078

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2043


youth 7 - 11 yrs

8 - 12 yrs

Color and Pattern We will begin with a dive into color mixing with paint, observing how colors behave in relation to each other. Students will work with acrylics and watercolor. They will use these mediums in a series of projects that emphasize color and pattern. Students will collage with painted papers as well as creating copies of master works. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor: Heloise Levy DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/18-3/15 Thu

4:00pm-5:00pm

$87/8

2035

Masters and Contemporary Painters Studio 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. Recommended completion of Paint Box or similar class. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Karen Kelly

No class 2/15

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

8 - 16 yrs

Creative Nature

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor: Karen Kelly DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

3:30pm-5:00pm

$125/10

2187

2148

Observe and Imagine Close looking and wild invention are at the heart of this drawing class. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of drawing media as they play drawing games, invent insects, design their own city, and draw tiny objects using a magnifying glass. We’ll look at drawings made by different artists and discuss what we see, leading the way to inspire them in their own work. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor: Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

6 - 10 yrs

1/8-3/12 Mon

Students will portray the faces of their favorite people by looking at artists of the past and present, while learning new painting and drawing techniques along the way! We will reveal and practice a number of approaches specific to observing and detailing a subject’s face. We will also use a variety of mixed media including watercolor and acrylic paint, chalk and oil pastel, cut out paper and collage materials. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor: Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

5:00pm-6:00pm

4:30pm-5:30pm

$76/8

2026

No class 1/15, 2/19

Kids Portraits

1/12-3/16 Fri

$117/10

5 - 7 yrs

Emphasis on encouraging each child’s unique self-expression as they discover the beauty found in natural forms. Work on skills necessary to draw animals and natural objects using a variety of techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants and animals from the Lindsay Wildlife Experience.

1/12-3/16 Fri

3:30pm-5:00pm

$95/10

2009

5 - 7 yrs

Primary Colors Studio art for primary school age children. Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques will be learned 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. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor: Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

4:30pm-5:30pm

$95/10

2044

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Youth 12 - 16 yrs

Tween/Teen Portraiture This class is for moderate level art students who already have some practice in drawing and painting. Through this class, these students will be able to further improve their craft by adding in realistic drawing and painting techniques to their wheelhouse. We will draw inspiration from how artists, past and present, approached portraiture. Graphite pencils and acrylic and watercolor paint will be used. $15 materials fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

6:15pm-8:15pm

$155/10

2016

5 - 16 yrs

Homeschool Mixed Media Work with a variety of fine art media and learn new painting and drawing techniques! Paint and draw live animals, explore 2d media, printmaking, weaving, sewing, and object making. A great place to meet fellow homeschoolers and make new friends! Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

13 - 17 yrs

Instructor: Brittany Zagoria

Teen Color Exploration

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Students will explore the intricacies of color through a wide variety of materials and methods. This class develops students’ skill and furthers their understanding of color technically and conceptually.

Instructor: Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2:45pm-4:00pm

$125/10

2083

12 - 16 yrs

$117/10

Studio art instruction for older preschool children. Young artists use their imaginations and learn new skills to create their own works of art. Lots of art materials to explore--paints, clay, wood, chalk, pens, etc.,--as they draw, paint, and explore new media. A wonderful class for developing creativity and confidence. Activities change each quarter. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

For young artists interested in taking their drawing and painting to a higher level. Explore a variety of subjects, developing an understanding of form, composition, line, light/shadow, perspective and color. Students may work at the easel, initially focusing on basic techniques, then moving on to more complex projects. Student exposure to a variety of mediums including acrylics, oils, charcoal pencil and watercolor. Continuing students receive individual help in their areas of interest and medium of their choice. $20 supply fee due at first class.

Instructor: Ida Thaler

Instructor: Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/20 Tue

4:15pm-6:15pm

$141/10

No class 2/27

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2047

4 - 7 yrs

Teen Drawing & Painting

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B

16

1:00pm-3:00pm

I Can Do It Art

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

1/9-3/13 Tue

1/10-3/14 Wed

2204

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

$95/10

2036

1/10-3/14 Wed

5:00pm-6:00pm

$95/10

2037


Youth 5 - 10 yrs

Minecraft Mixed Media Students will bring their personal Minecraft worlds to life and use them as inspiration for a variety of mixed media projects, bringing their creations into the real world. They will learn traditional painting techniques and color theory, as well basic clay modeling. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

5:45pm-6:45pm

$99/10

2046

6 - 8 yrs

Mixed Media Mash-up Student artists will experiment with a new medium and a new project every week. Draw, paint and sculpt little masterpieces and learn different ways to express yourself, as well as learn how a variety of materials work. Modern masters will be our inspiration. Media include pastel, watercolor, air dry clay, mixed media, printmaking and more. $15 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3 Instructor: Casey Rasmussen White DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

4:00pm-5:00pm

$95/10

2059

1 8 - 2 4 mos / 2 - 3 y r s

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. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor: Julie Tadena DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

7 - 12 yrs

Pokemon Mixed Media Calling all trainers! Students will use a variety of mixed media to represent their favorite characters and situations from the series. Projects will include Pokemon acrylic portraits on canvas, ceramic Pokemon, inventing one’s own Pokemon and recreating it on a card with watercolor, and more! Grab your Pokedex and come on in! $10 supply fee due on the first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Brittany Zagoria DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

6:00pm-7:00pm

$96/10

2056

1/12-3/16 Fri 18-24 mo No class 2/16

10:45am-12:15pm

$139/9

2142

1/12-3/16 Fri 2-3 yrs No class 2/16

9:00am-10:30am

$139/9

2138

6 - 10 yrs

Tinkering No rules and no expectations! Tinkering is a time for exploration and creativity. Have access to a variety of new and exciting materials each week to use to create whatever one can imagine. Wood, paper, paint, foam, cardboard, clay, etc..the media list goes on. Kids can get messy and have the freedom to explore through process and with guidance from their instructor. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Brittany Zagoria

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DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

4:30pm-5:45pm

$95/10

2054

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Youth

Health & Fitness

3 - 10 yrs

1 8 mos - 3 y r s

Gymnastics - Parent/Child

NEW | Yoga for Kids

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

Creative and fun, these classes stimulate imagination, maintain flexibility and develop conscious breathing. This approach combines yoga poses with animal names, songs, stories, games and relaxation techniques. Class begins with a greeting then goes into a warm-up followed by action/movement. Class ends with a cool down and closing circle. No class 2/17.

Location: Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room

Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor: Melissa Arsedo

Instructor: cgs gymnastics DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-1/30 Tue

9:30am-10:15am

$67/4

2/6-3/6 Tue

9:30am-10:15am $83/5

1842 1843

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/20-3/10 Sat

9:30am-10:15am

$108/7

3139

No class 2/17

4 - 12 yrs

3 - 5 yrs

NEW | Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr

Gymnastics - Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use. Location: Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor: cgs gymnastics DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Kids get the chance to be active and jam out to their favorite music. Zumba kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. We break down the steps, add games, and activities along with cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Zumba helps develop a healthy lifestyle while incorporating key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, and cultural awareness.

1/9-1/30 Tue

10:15am-11:00am $67/4

1844

Location: Center for Community Arts Auditorium

2/6-3/6 Tue

10:15am-11:00am $83/5

1845

Instructor: Berrin Alyanak DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

18

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1/10-2/28 Wed Ages 4-6

3:45pm-4:30pm

$99/8

2604

1/10-2/28 Wed Ages 7-12

4:45pm-5:30pm

$99/8

2611


Calendar

Martial Arts

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS & PERFORMANCES November 15 – February 15

3 - 6 yrs

Tiny Tigers Karate

Linda Huffman and Suzy Elsworth-Heithcock Paintings,

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

December 5 – February 5

Boundary Oaks

Patsy Taylor’s Students Painting Exhibition, Shadelands Art Center

Location: Delta Martial Arts Instructor: Meg Hamilton DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

January 2 – January 5

2/15-3/15 Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

$58/5

2588

“Anyone Can Center!” Workshop, 9 am- 2 pm, Civic Park

1/11-2/8 Thu

5:00pm-5:30pm

$58/5

2587

Ceramics Studio

2/13-3/13 Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm

$58/5

2586

1/8-3/12 Mon

6:00pm-6:30pm

$91/8

2577 January 2 – January 5

No class 1/15,2/19 1/9-2/6 Tue

3:30pm-4:00pm $58/5

2585

“Honing your Skills and Aesthetic” Workshop, 3pm – 8pm, Civic Park Ceramics Studio

7 - 12 yrs

Karate Kids

February 5 – April 5

All of our Karate Kids are taught in a professional facility dedicated to small class sizes and methods focused on the challenges of school-aged children. Through fun drills and exercises your child will develop self-esteem, self-discipline, safety awareness, respect and increased athletic abilities. Participants will need to purchase a uniform on the first day of class for $35.

Wendy Soneson’s Students Watercolors, Shadelands Art Center

February 10

Tip Toland Master Potter Series: “A Narrative Disposition”,

Location: Delta Martial Arts

10am – 4pm, Civic Park Ceramics Studio

Instructor: Meg Hamilton DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

4:00pm-4:40pm

$107/8

2576

2/13-3/13 Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm

$68/5

2590

1/9-2/6 Tue

6:30pm-7:15pm $68/5

No class 2/19,1/15 2589

March 4

March Recital, 3pm – 7pm, Shadelands Art Center Auditorium

March 6

Winter Performance Jam, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Shadelands Art Center Dance Studio

March 15

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Youth

Music

7 - 9 yrs

Introduction to Piano for Children

3 mos - 5 y r s

Music Together Consistent winner of local/national awards, Music Together is the gold standard in early childhood music education. Download our free “Hello Everybody” app to hear our music and find out more. Fun for parents/adult caregivers and babies/toddlers/preschoolers together working on the basic skills of singing in tune and sense of rhythm. Our family classes feature songs, instruments, movement and group activities. Supply fee includes CDs, digital downloads and songbook extending the music into your home. $143 siblings over 8 months. Call 925-943-5858 for discount. $45 supply fee per family due at first class.

Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: Stephen Evans DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

3:00pm-3:50pm

$113/10

2291

Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium Tice Classroom

Instructor: cynthia schultz

Instructor: Rowena Morgan

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

1/16-3/20 Tue

4:00pm-4:45pm

$215/10

1675

1/16-3/20 Tue

5:00pm-5:45pm

$215/10

1682

1/16-3/20 Tue

6:00pm-6:45pm

$215/10

1679

1/17-3/21 Wed

5:00pm-5:45pm

$215/10

1674

1/17-3/21 Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

$215/10

1676

1/13-3/17 Sat

9:00am-9:45am

$215/10

1677

1/13-3/17 Sat

10:00am-10:45am

$215/10

1678

1/13-3/17 Sat

11:00am-11:45am

$215/10

1681

5 - 10 yrs

Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: John Waller DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

5:30pm-6:20pm

$123/10

2127

5 - 10 yrs

Guitar for Kids (Beg) Learn the basics of guitar, from holding it to playing basic chords. You will have the opportunity to play and sing along to all styles of music from nursery rhymes to popular music. Through easy to learn music theory and rhythm exercise, you’ll be having fun rocking out in no time. Bring your own acoustic guitar to class. $5 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: John Waller DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

$113/10

2273

9 - 13 yrs

Guitar for Tweens (Beg) Learn some of the basics and discover how fun and easy the guitar can be! Proper technique, tone production, tuning, note reading and single line melodic playing. Move on to ensemble playing and basic solo repertoire. No experience in music or guitar necessary. Note: Nylon string classical guitar in appropriate size is required.

Instructor: Jonathan Mendle

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.

1/11-3/15 Thu

4:30pm-5:20pm

Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

Drumming for Fun

20

In this beginning piano class, your child will be introduced to basic piano skills, notation and rhythm in a supportive, hands-on learning environment. Must have a piano or keyboard for at home practice. $8.50 supply fee due at first class.

4:30pm-5:20pm

$101/10

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2128

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

$101/10

2133

7 - 16 yrs

Homeschool Acoustic Guitar Aspirations to learn acoustic guitar? Dreams of becoming a songwriter? In acoustic beginners, we will learn the fundamentals of guitar and improve your finger dexterity while exploring strumming patterns and learning some classic acoustic songs. We will study how the guitar works and learn its use in an ensemble. Playing and singing is welcome! All you’ll need is your guitar and a pick to get started. $5 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: Jake Nunn DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

2:00pm-3:00pm

$101/10

2040


Youth

7 - 13 yrs

7 - 12 yrs

Introduction to Ukulele You will learn chords, strumming and basic music theory to help make learning the ukulele fun and enjoyable. Students must rent or buy their own ukulele. $5 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: Jake Nunn DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

3:30pm-4:20pm

$101/10

2041

10 - 18 yrs

For beginners of electric guitar and lovers of rock music. We will learn techniques and exercises to improve your finger strength and speed for lead and rhythm guitar, as well as learn iconic riffs and songs from some of the most beloved rock bands in history. All you need is your guitar and a small practice amp. Let’s rock! Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: Jake Nunn DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

5:30pm-6:30pm

$101/10

2042

4 - 6 yrs

Ukulele for Kids Learn the basics of music on a fun instrument the perfect size for little hands! You will learn how to hold the instrument, basic notes and chords, strumming patterns and rhythms. We will play and sing our favorite songs while learning the basics of ukulele. Instruments will be discussed at first class. You will need to buy or rent your own. Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: Jonathan Mendle 1:30pm-2:15pm

Instructor: Rem Djemilev DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

9/12-5/22 Tue

$81/8

2132

5:00pm-6:15pm

$380/36

37285

No class 12/26

11 - 18 yrs

Community Arts Youth Orchestra Advanced Members of the Community Arts Youth Orchestra-Intermediate group will sharpen orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork and ensemble experience and work toward musical excellence. A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences culminates with the teen level Advanced Orchestra that will perform challenging music and accompany renowned guest artists. Request full information by calling (925) 943-5846. No pre-auditions; seating audition is held in early October. Location: Center for Community Arts Auditorium Instructor: Rem Djemilev DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

9/12-5/22 Tue

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

Members of the Community Arts Youth Orchestra-Intermediate group will sharpen orchestral playing skills while enjoying camaraderie, teamwork and ensemble experience and work toward musical excellence. A suite of successively more advanced orchestral experiences culminates with the teen level Advanced Orchestra that will perform challenging music and accompany renowned guest artists. Request full information by calling (925) 943-5846. No pre-auditions; seating audition is held in early October. Location: Center for Community Arts auditorium

Rock Guitar 101

1/10-3/14 Wed

Community Arts Youth Orchestra Intermediate

6:30pm-8:30pm

$513/36

37286

No class 12/26

No class 1/15,2/19

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Youth 1 2 - 3 0 mos

Tuneful Toddlers - Parent / Child In the world of toddlers, movement and exploration are their greatest need and music fits right in! Your toddler will be absorbed in a fun musical environment, which supports all areas of musical development through research-based activities. Through singing, finger plays, rhythm activities, dancing, instrument playing, and focused listening the foundations of musical learning will be encouraged and nurtured, making this a very special music time. 7 - 14 yrs

Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room

Violin Ensemble (Beg)

Instructor: Cynthia Schultz

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

1/9-3/13 Tue

Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: Rem Djemilev DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

3:30pm-4:15pm

$124/10

2221

1 - 5 yrs

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

9:30am-10:00am

$95/10

2011

5 - 11 yrs

Let it Go! Singing for Homeschoolers This is a music appreciation class emphasizing vocal development and learning vocal technique, vocal range, and breath control. Students will be exposed to different composers, various genres, and styles of music. Have confidence when singing. Most important, have fun singing as a group! Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom

Family Music Celebrate the joy of music making with your child in this fun, mixed age music class that siblings can attend together! Important musical concepts will be presented and reinforced in an engaging and nurturing environment through singing, instrument playing, dance and rhythm activities. Experience the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding, enjoying, and learning together. Siblings 9 months and under are free. Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Cynthia Schultz DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

10:15am-11:00am $95/10

2012

1/10-3/14 Wed

10:30am-11:15am

2013

$95/10

Instructor: Ivanna Taratula DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

11:00am-12:00pm

$134/10

2039

5 - 7 yrs

LIttle Voices Do you love to sing? Are you interested in learning more about music and how to use your own instrument that you carry with you every day? Then come join us in a fun, structured and supportive environment where we’ll learn the different elements of music including rhythm, dynamics, tempo and of course, how to sing. Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: staff

4 - 5 yrs

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Petite Pianist: Parent / Child

1/9-3/13 Tue

5:00pm-5:45pm

$120/10

In this beginning piano class your child will be introduced to basic piano skills, notation and rhythm in a supportive, hands-on learning environment. Must have a piano or keyboard at home to practice. $12.50 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Stephen Evans DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

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12:00pm-12:45pm $115/10

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Youth 11 - 18 yrs

Teen Singing This class is designed to introduce the basic technique of singing in a fun and supportive environment. Students will learn about body awareness and alignment, breath support, singing with more freedom and control, musical tone quality and how to care for the voice. Through the use of vocal exercises we will address breathing, pitch and intonation, shaping of vowels and common vocal problems.

Personal Enrichment

Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: Kelly Mustain DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

3:30pm-4:15pm

$116/10

2191

7 - 11 yrs

Youth Chorus Join Walnut Creek’s new Youth Chorus. In this class students will meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting, and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary and all levels are welcome! Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: Rhonda Crane DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

6:00pm-7:00pm

$94/8

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No class 1/15, 2/19

Languages

10 - 15 yrs

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

3 - 6 yrs

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/17 Sat

French Language, Art, and Culture What is more fun for a young child to learn a new language than with hands on art activities! Preschoolers learn about the French culture while exploring their artistic skills. Inspired by various famous French artists, students express themselves in French using their imagination to create an art piece through different techniques and media, such as, drawing, painting, collage, charcoal, watercolor, oil pastel, and acrylic. Students listen to French stories, songs and learn classic French dances. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location: Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor: Ghenwa Serhan DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-2/6 Tue

9:00am-12:00pm $223/5

1841

2/13-3/13 Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

3148

$223/5

9:00am-2:00pm $51/1

1693

6 - 10 yrs

Chess Academy for Kids Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy! This program is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically, and stay focused. Specifically designed for young players with little or no experience, the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation for chess tournaments. The use of the modern technology (projectors, iPad, software) makes the learning process easy, fast, and fun! All equipment provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the last class. Location: Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor: Pacific Chess Academy DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/16-3/6 Tue

6:00pm-7:00pm

$138/8

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Youth

Sports

2 - 3 yrs

Skyhawks Parent & Me Sports

1 8 mos - 3 y r s

Wee Hoop - Dribblers This parent-interactive class develops gross motor skills and coordination pertinent to the game of basketball. Children experience the joy of mastering a skill through repetition. Activities include catching bubbles and organized games that help develop listening skills. Parent participation required. Participants will need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $8.

This multi-sport tot program was designed to give kids a positive first step into athletics. Using modified equipment, participants discover the basics of soccer, baseball, basketball, and track & field. Skyhawks patient and knowledgeable staff provide a safe and positive environment where kids can develop at their own pace. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and medal. Parent Participation required. Location: Sport Fields Heather Farm Sports Field #2 Instructor: Skyhawks DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/19-3/16 Fri

10:15am-10:40am

$206/8

2343

No class 2/23

Location: Tice Valley Gym Court 1 Instructor: Dinah Shah DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-2/6 Tue

10:05am-10:40am $78/5

2379

2/13-3/13 Tue

10:05am-10:40am

2380

$78/5

4 - 5 yrs

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 learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will encourage teamwork and new friendships. Participants need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $8.

3.5 - 5 yrs

Skyhawks Preschool Sports Sports include:Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Track and Field. This multi-sport tot program was created to give young athletes the skills, confidence, and passion necessary to take the next step in athletics. Through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and developmental games, participants learn the fundamentals of baseball, basketball, soccer, and track & field. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and medal. Location: Sport Fields Tice Soccer Field Instructor: Skyhawks DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Location: Tice Valley Gym Court 1

1/18-3/15 Thu

Instructor: Dinah Shah DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

$206/8

2342

1/9-2/6 Tue

10:45am-11:30am $78/5

2381

Location: Heather Farms Sports Field #2

2/13-3/13 Tue

10:45am-11:30am

2382

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

$78/5

1/19-3/16 Fri No class 2/23

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11:45am-12:30pm

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Youth 3 - 5 yrs

Skyhawks Tot Sports This multi-sport tot program combines soccer, baseball, basketball, and track & field; allowing young athletes to discover a passion for a variety of sports in one fun-filled setting. Participants explore balance, body movement, coordination, self-esteem, teamwork, sportsmanship, and sport specific skill development through a series of fast-paced instructional circuits and games. Our progressive curriculum, modified equipment, and highly trained staff provide a safe environment where kids can develop at their own pace. All participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and awards medal. Location: Tice Soccer Field Instructor: Skyhawks DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/18-3/15 Thu

10:15am-11:00am

$206/8

2339

No class 2/22 Location: Heather Farm Sports Field #2 Instructor: Skyhawks DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/19-3/16 Fri

10:45am-11:30am

$206/8

2344

No class 1/26

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER

3.5 yrs - 4 yrs

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

KLS: Parent & Me Soccer

KLS: Tot Soccer Enjoy running and kicking just like the big kids! Encourages large motor skill development through fun soccer games and introduces small children to the group setting. All participants receive a soccer jersey! Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

Introduce your toddler to the world’s most popular sport! As you participate together in our fun age-appropriate activities, your child will be developing their large motor skills and socialization skills. The fun happens on the field, and in this class parents are a part of the action! Each child receives a Kidz Love Soccer jersey!

Location: Heather Farm Sports Field #2N Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/25-3/15 Thu

10:10am-10:40am

$116/8

2356

1/25-3/15 Thu

5:00pm-5:35pm

$116/8

2361

Location: Sport Fields Heather Farm Sports Field #2n

1/22-3/19 Mon

9:00am-9:30am

$116/8

2348

Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer

No class 2/19 5:15pm-5:45pm

$116/8

2353

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/22-3/19 Mon

1/25-3/15 Thu

9:30am-10:00am

$116/8

2355

No class 2/19

1/25-3/15 Thu

5:45pm-6:15pm

$116/8

2360

1/22-3/19 Mon

10:15am-10:45am

$116/8

2350

No class 2/19

Location: Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/27-3/17 Sat

9:00am-9:30am

$116/8

2363

Location: Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/27-3/17 Sat

11:45am-12:15pm

$116/8

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Youth 5 - 6 yrs

KLS: Soccer 1: Techniques and Teamwork Learn dribbling, passing, defense and shooting goals! Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Perfect for first time players while being fun and engaging for kids with some experience. All participants receive a soccer jersey! Shin guards are required after the first meeting. Location: Heather Farm Sports Field #2-soccer North Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/25-3/15 Thu

4:15pm-5:00pm

$116/8

2359

1/22-3/19 Mon

3:45pm-4:30pm

$116/8

2351

No class 2/19 Location: Parks Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/27-3/17 Sat

10:05am-10:50am

$116/8

2365

7 - 10 yrs

KLS: Soccer 2: Skillz and Scrimmages Have a great time while developing core soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting in a team play format. Each class will include individual skill building and scrimmages to develop teamwork and positional play. Participants receive a soccer jersey. Shin guards required.

4 - 5 yrs

KLS: Pre Soccer

Location: Arbolado Park Lower Bowl

Learn the basic techniques of the game while building selfesteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. Each participant receives a Kidz Love Soccer jersey! Shin guards are required after the first meeting.

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/25-3/15 Thu

3:40pm-4:15pm

$116/8

2358

1/25-3/15 Thu

10:40am-11:15am

$116/8

2357

1/25-3/15 Thu

5:00pm-5:35pm

$116/8

2362

1/22-3/19 Mon

9:30am-10:05am

$116/8

2349

5:45pm-6:20pm

$116/8

2354

No class 2/19 No class 2/19 Location: Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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9:30am-10:05am

$116/8

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1/27-3/17 Sat

10:50am-11:35am

$116/8

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Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer

Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer

1/27-3/17 Sat

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Location: Heather Farm Sports Field #2N

Location: Heather Farm Sports Field #2

1/22-3/19 Mon

Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer

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DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/22-3/19 Mon

4:30pm-5:15pm

$116/8

2352

No class 2/19

KLS WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please call the KLS Field Hot-Line at 1-888-372-5803 30 minutes prior to your class start time or download the free Kidz Love Soccer app for iPhone or Android to receive cancellation notifications directly on your phone. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, refunds will be issued.


Youth 1 2 - 2 4 mos

Super Soccer Stars: Kick & Play Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program. Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play - all while having a blast! Parent Participation required. Location: Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor: Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-2/15 Thu

10:20am-11:00am

$111/6

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2/22-3/29 Thu

9:30am-10:10am

$111/6

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Location: Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor: Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/7-3/11 Sun

9:50am-10:30am

$183/10

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Super Soccer Stars: Ages 3-5

2 - 3 yrs

Super Soccer Stars: Ages 2-3 Every 2-3 year old Super Soccer Stars class includes an introduction to physical activities, rich language exposure, and movements such as running, hopping, jumping and changing directions. The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s natural development through our fun, physical learning experience allowing your child to improve their natural ability. Wear closed toed shoes. Location: Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor: Super Soccer Stars

The focal point at this age group is for your child to become comfortable with the ball by developing soccer skills such as dribbling, shooting and the introduction of passing. Every class includes dynamic activities, which involve dribbling technique, and moves to promote confidence with the ball. The primary focus for this age group is body movement with the ball and your child will be introduced to juggling and other skill building activities. The concepts of teammates and teamwork are also introduced. Location: Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor: Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-2/15 Thu

9:30am-10:10am

$111/6

2376

2/22-3/29 Thu

10:20am-11:00am

$111/6

2377

1/7-3/11 Sun

10:40am-11:25am $183/10

2372

Location: Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor: Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/7-3/11 Sun

9:00am-9:40am

$183/10

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Youth

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5 - 7 yrs

8 - 10 yrs

Super Soccer Stars: Ages 5-7

Super Soccer Stars: Ages 8-10

The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill development and group activities like small-sided games to goals. Every Kindergarten-1st Grade Super Soccer Stars class emphasizes spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging teamwork. Repetitious ball skill activities are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence. Bring water, wear closed toed shoes.

The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill development and group activities like small sided games to goals. This Super Soccer Stars class emphasizes spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging team work. Repetitious ball skill activities are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence. Basic tactical activities are also introduced at this age.

Location: Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor: Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/7-3/11 Sun

11:30am-12:30pm $183/10 2373

Location: Arbolado Park Lower Bowl Instructor: Super Soccer Stars DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/7-3/11 Sun

12:35pm-1:35pm $183/10

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youth

Science Technology Writing & Engineering & Math Literature 6 - 12 yrs

2 1 mos - 3 y r s

NEW | ALOHA Mind Math Class

Little Lits I

Kids find learning math on the abacus fun! Your child will learn to do math on the abacus and practice mental math techniques. Watch your child be inspired to develop confidence and agility in math. This hands-on, engaging class will broaden your child’s understanding of math as they realize they can be math rock stars. Abacus and workbook included.

In this story-time based toddler class, children will be introduced to preschool themes through music and books. Wonderful readalouds, rhymes, storyboards, and movement and finger play, will prepare children for a life-long love of reading and learning. This gentle and interactive class will also include a simple craft or activity and some stay-and-read time. You will take home songs to sing, book titles to read, and craft ideas. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings.

Location: Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor: Hali Hausmann DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/1 Thu

3:30pm-4:30pm

$225/8

2347

Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium Tice Classroom Instructor: Meera Sriram DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/25-3/1 Thu

6 - 11 yrs

NEW | Fun with Robotic Programming - Animate!

Location: Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor: FUN with Academics DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

3:30pm-4:30pm

$178/5

$103/6

2383

3 - 4.5 yrs

Have fun learning how to write computer programs! We will explore writing code to create dynamic, animated digital art and web pages with images, shapes, sounds, and text! Students will learn the fundamentals of computer programming using the very popular language, JavaScript, and will be able to immediately see the results of their code. All necessary equipment will be provided for use during class. Great for beginners or continuing students. No prerequisites required.

1/30-2/27 Tue

9:45am-10:30am

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Little Lits II This is an enriching early literacy class for pre-kinders. The storytime based sessions will cover themes related to the environment and our world, like seasons, animals, trees, and our earth. We will have fun, interactive picture book readings, songs and movement, crafts, and several literacy activities, all emphasizing on vital language and reading skills. The class will encourage a love for books and a curiosity to learn, while opening up our world for young children. A parent or caregiver must stay in class. No unregistered siblings. Location: Tice Valley Gym Classroom Instructor: Meera Sriram DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/25-3/1 Thu

2 - 4 yrs

10:45am-11:45am $128/6

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NEW | Tiny Tot Science Introduce your little ones to the exciting world of science. Each week we will explore a new topic, and will include a story, songs, and hands-on science experiments specifically tailored for this young and curious age group. This supportive environment will allow children to develop fine motor skills and grow a love for science. Parentparticipation required. $15 supply fee due at first class. No class 2/9. Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Maria Kapadia DATES

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$108/6

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2368

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Youth camps

Personal Enrichment

camp Community Arts - spring Camp Community Arts offers a range of arts experiences throughout the day including drawing/illustration, theater, dance, and more! Camp is open to students 3 -10 years, providing halfday and full-day options for the week for our 5-7 and 8-10 year old age groups. Morning care and after care are available for an additional fee each day for campers 5-10 years old. Campers ages 3-4 years are invited to join us for the half-day only. LOCATION: Shadelands Art Center: 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek.

Camp prices increase after March 3, 2018 ($182 / half day and $336 / full day) A g es 3 - 4 6 - 12 yrs

camp Community Arts - Half Day

Chess Camp This camp is a great opportunity to learn how to play chess or to continue chess education. Camp includes chess instruction, tournament games, as well as outdoor activities. All equipment is provided. Lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow way and are offered to all levels: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. All participants will receive trophies at the end of camp. Location: Heather Farm Community Center club Room Instructor: Pacific Chess Academy DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

12/26-29 Tue-Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm

$159/4

37115

Location: Center for Community Arts Instructor: staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

4/2-4/6 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm $157/5

2326

5 - 7 yrs

Camp Community Arts - Full Day Location: Center for Community Arts Instructor: staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

4/2-4/6 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm

$311/5

2328

6 - 11 yrs

Skyhawks Basketball Camp

Camp Community Arts - Half Day

Program designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball through play. Participants are broken into teams to compete in a series of skill-based drills and games that focus developing their skills, confidence, and passion for the game. Development objectives include dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, strategy, agility, self-esteem, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Skyhawks coaches provide a positive environment where players of all ages and abilities can participate in friendly fun competition with lots of encouragement! Participants receive a Skyhawks t-shirt and award medal.

Location: Center for Community Arts

Location: Foothill Community Gym Foothill Court 1 Instructor: Sky Hawks DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

12/26-29 Tue-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm Ages 6-8

$274/4

37252

Location: Foothill Community Gym Foothill Court 2 Instructor: Sky Hawks DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

12/26-29 Tue-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm Ages 9-11 30

$274/4

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Instructor: staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

4/2-4/6 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm $157/5

2327


Youth camps 8 - 10 yrs

Camp Community Arts - Full Day Location: Center for Community Arts Instructor: staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

4/2-4/6 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm

$311/5

2330

Camp Community Arts - Half Day Location: Center for Community Arts Instructor: Staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

4/2-4/6 Mon-Fri 9:00am-12:00pm $157/5

2329

Camp Community Arts - Morning & After Care 5 - 10 yrs

Camp Community Arts - Morning Care Location: Center for Community Arts Instructor: staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

4/2-4/6 Mon-Fri 8:00am-9:00am

$44/5

2324

Camp Community Arts - After Care Location: Center for Community Arts Instructor: staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

4/2-4/6 Mon-Fri 4:00pm-6:00pm

$55/5

2325

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Community Arts Foundation

New Name, Same Important Mission

The Friends Foundation is now the Community Arts Foundation It has been a busy year at the Community Arts Foundation, as we have been making changes to bring us into our second decade of ensuring “Art for All”. If you have not already done so visit our new website commartsfoundation.org to learn more about our work. One of the new additions to the Foundation are Donor Circles. Individuals, businesses and organizations supporting the Foundation with contributions of $250 to $5000+ will receive not only our heartfelt appreciation, but added recognition and some extra “thank you” benefits. Named Scholarship opportunities are also available and provide a wonderful way to acknowledge an important person, a family, or a business. Your participation as a member of a Donor Circle not only funds programs that inspire, challenge, and engage the community all year long, but also provides scholarship opportunities so that all members of our community are able to participate. Visit our website to learn about the benefits of becoming a member of our Donor Circle. Please remember that any donation, large or small helps bring art opportunities to all members of our community. Thank you for your interest and support, Glynnis E. Cowdery President

Be at the Heart of Art! Please join the Community Arts Foundation and Center for Community Arts for our end-of-year fundraising campaign. Help provide scholarships for children, youth, adults and seniors with financial need to experience the life-changing power of quality arts education. Our goal? To open doors for all by raising $20,000 by midnight on December 31st. If you would like to show your support and “be at the heart of art” in our community, you can make a tax-deductible contribution by mailing a check to Community Arts Foundation, 1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, or visit our website at www.commartsfoundation.org to donate online

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Community Arts Foundation

Meet the Founding Members of our Donor Circle Denise and Michael Weiner have been generous donors to the Foundation for many years and believe fervently in the value of giving back to and supporting the community, especially in the area of arts education. Michael has served as a Board member for the Foundation as well as president and vice president. When Michael and Denise learned of the opportunity to provide a named scholarship they knew this was a wonderful way to honor the memory of Michael’s daughter Rachel. With their donation to the Community Arts Foundation they established the Rachel Joanne Weiner Memorial Scholarship Fund, to provide scholarships in the area of Music, which is an area that she loved and engaged in. Rachel, who passed away a week before her 21st birthday from a accidental drug overdose, played the piano and guitar and was an avid writer, composing poetry and writing in her journal regularly.  She was a sensitive and compassionate person: those activities served as positive outlets for dealing with stress and depression.  It is Denise and Michael’s hope that providing artistic outlets for others will assist in their growth and ability to deal with and contribute to the world. We are honored by Michael and Denise’s continuing commitment to the Foundation and to arts education, and look forward to providing music scholarships to members of our community who would otherwise be unable to participate in the life changing power of the arts. Thank you Denise and Michael for your continuing commitment to provide “Arts for All”.

Arts for All For many in our own community, the cost of participation in visual and performing arts programs prevent them from experiencing the joy, satisfaction, growth and wide range of benefits – developmental, academic, personal and social – that creative endeavors provide. With the generous help of individuals, businesses and organizations, the Community Arts Foundation strives to provide “Arts for All”.

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Ceramics & Sculpture

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Ceramics (Beg-Int) Learn to wheel throw or hand-build basic ceramic forms. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Emphasis on developing a personal sense of form using sound fundamental skills. Prerequisites: For all Int/Adv classes student must be able to center and throw a simple cylinder and bowl form. Note: It is highly recommended that all beginning students attend first class. Location: Civic Park Studio E Instructor: Kristin Landowski DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

7:00pm-10:00pm

$207/10

1858

Instructor: Takemi Tsuruta DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

7:00pm-10:00pm

$207/10

1855

Instructor: Lesley Jensen DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

7:00pm-10:00pm $166/8

1730

No class 1/15, 2/19 Instructor: Christopher Fortin DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

$183/8

1758

No class 1/15, 2/19

Sunshine Cobb

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Ceramics (Int/Adv)

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

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

Location: Civic Park Studio E

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Instructor: Takemi Tsuruta

1/8-3/12 Mon

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

No class 1/15, 2/19

1/12-3/16 Fri

7:00pm-10:00pm

$207/10

1892

1:00pm-4:00pm

$183/8

1853

Instructor: Bruno Kark DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

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7:00pm-10:00pm $207/10

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Dinnerware: Let’s Set the Table (Int/Adv) In this class, instruction in wheel thrown methods for making cups, bowls, and plates will be covered. More advanced forms like casseroles, butter dishes, water pitchers, teapots, bean pots, sushi dishes, soy pots, and candlestick holders will be demoed and taught towards the middle to end of the quarter. Location: Civic Park Studio E Instructor: Ann Henderson DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

1:00pm-4:00pm

$207/10

1916

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Extruded Clay Forms

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The extruder is the underused and often forgotten tool in the studio. Learn to use the extruder to make forms to shape and mold into a variety of objects: cup sets, teapots, planters, baskets, boxes and more. Some clay and hand building knowledge is helpful but even beginners can learn and create with the extruder. Students will be able to make their own unique extruder die in class. Glazing, firing, studio etiquette and ancillary materials will be covered in the classes. No wheel work will be taught. Location: Civic Park Studio E

Glaze Application (Beg-Adv) Time to learn how to apply those cone 10 glazes! By the end of the quarter, each student will understand and know how to apply proper glaze combinations that fit your personal forms and aesthetics. Bringing your own bisqueware is encouraged; there will be an opportunity to make new forms/projects as well. Location: Civic Park Studio E Instructor: James Newton

Instructor: Kathleen Jensen

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/6-3/17 Sat

1/10-3/14 Wed

No class 2/10

4:00pm-7:00pm

$207/10

1755

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9:00am-12:00pm

$207/10

1893

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Garden Vessels and Expressive Totems (Int/Adv)

Intro to Sculpture

Create a fantastical garden of voluptuous vessels and totems that express your unique personality. Totems will include large tactile beads, sculptural elements and may include journalistic pieces as well. Planters, birdbaths, mushroom sculptures, fountains and more will be offered in the Garden Vessel portion of the class. Instructor’s bulbous textured slab techniques will be demonstrated in the garden vessel portion of this class.

Learn the process of working with clay and constructing sculpted ceramic objects from functional to figurative. Investigate broad artistic concepts like abstraction, representation, form and/or narrative through building demonstrations, image presentations and our own explorations in the studio. Techniques include pinch, slab, coil and solid hand-building methods. Surface texture and treatments both ceramic and nontraditional also addressed. No wheel work will be taught.

Location: Civic Park Studio E

Location: Civic Park Studio E

Instructor: Ellen Sachtschale

Instructor: Christopher Fortin

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

$207/10

1894

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

$207/10

1898

1/9-3/13 Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

$207/10

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Pottery Making for Raku Firing

Slab Construction Techniques

Raku is a low-firing process. Preheated ware is put into a hot kiln with tongs, then withdrawn and usually heavily smoked. Students will focus on hand-built and wheel-thrown forms and techniques that work well with the raku firing process; glaze demos on proper application, use of resists and terra sigillata will be covered. Note: Students participate in firing process and must be physically able to pull their own work from kiln. It is advisable that students provide their own gloves and tongs. No registration permitted after second class. Prerequisite: 1 quarter of ceramics. No clay beginners. Clay must be purchased in class; tools may also be purchased in class.

This class will be moving from tiles and the wall to exploring slab construction methods. We will utilize techniques for working with clay at different stages from soft slabs through the firmer consistency of leather hard clay. Construction of traditional forms for functional objects will be demonstrated, as well as methods for creating sculpture, and how to choose and apply appropriate surface decoration. The use of press molds, various support systems and the extruder will be included.

1/21-3/11 Sun

Instructor: James Newton DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

9:00am-12:00pm

Instructor: Ed Blackburn DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Location: Civic Park Studio E

1/12-3/16 Fri

Location: Civic Park Studio E

$267/10

1900

10:00am-1:00pm

$183/8

1895

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

Students will glaze and load work fitted for sodium-based kiln firings. There will be an emphasis on glazing and learning to load the salt kiln. Location: Civic Park Studio E Instructor: Amber Noyer DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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9:00am-12:00pm

$256/10

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Anyone Can Center Workshop (Beg/Int) This workshop is geared towards beginning and intermediate students. The morning workshop focuses on creating a solid foundation to throwing the shapes you want. You will learn to center a three pound piece of clay in less than 15 seconds! or improve the way you center now. Learn the techniques that nobody talks about that will allow you to take giant leaps towards your goal of throwing pots. This workshop will give you a solid foundation to building skills and acquiring techniques. Location: Civic Park Studio E Instructor: Michael Berkley DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/2-1/5 TueFri 9:00am-2:00pm

$105/4

1914 Tip Toland: master potter

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Glaze Application Workshop Time to learn how to apply those cone 10 glazes! By the end of the workshop, each student will understand and know how to apply proper glaze combinations that fit your personal forms and aesthetics. Bringing your own bisqueware is encouraged; there will be an opportunity to make new forms/projects as well. Location: Civic Park Studio E Instructor: Takemi Tsuruta DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/7-1/14 Sun

10:00am-1:00pm

$87/2

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Master Potter Series: Tip Toland In this one-day workshop, Toland will hand-build, carve, and augment figurative sculptures. She will also discuss armatures and working the figure from the inside out. Toland will explain her aesthetic approach to relating human narrative to its context, social, and internal environments. During Toland’s slide talk a discussion on her current work as well as accolades and honors will be presented. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Lunch will be provided by our non-profit, Clay Arts Guild. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild and Clay People. Location: Civic Park Studio E

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Honing Your Skills Workshop (Beg-Adv) Have you learned to center clay? Now learn to hone our skills, refine your technique, and harness your aesthetic. This workshop will increase your techniques and give you a solid foundation to throw the shapes that fit your aesthetic. All facets of throwing will be covered in this workshop. Bring your own special tools; we do have general tools available for sale in the studio. Location: Civic Park Studio E Instructor: Takemi Tsuruta DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/2-1/5 Tue/Fri 3:00pm-8:00pm $153/4 1915

Instructor: Tip Toland DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/10

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm

$43, $73, $83/1

1912

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Open Studio Ceramics Open Studio provides up to 30 hours per week of supervised studio time for currently enrolled ceramics and sculpture students (workshops not eligible) to enhance and share skills and knowledge learned from current, quarterly ceramics and sculpture classes. Hours may be adjusted at City of Walnut Creek’s discretion. Studio is closed on all legal city holidays. Check current Open Studio hours posted in Studio. No instruction is provided. Student must purchase clay in the studio and provide own tools. Glazes, firing and use of studio equipment are included in the fee. Clay Arts Guild members qualify for discounted open studio fee and other benefits. Studio use is strictly for non-commercial learning purposes. Location: Civic Park Studio E DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/6-3/17 FriSat

12:00pm-7:00pm

$96, $158/58

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No class 1/15, 2/10 and 2/19

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Culinary Arts

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NEW | Beyond Tasty: An International Menu Your appetizer for this class is an Asian Ceviche, with a wonderful mix of flavors, including sesame oil and seeds. The entree: a festive Peruvian Olive Rice with raisins, bacon, and pecans, accompanied with Caribbean Spiced Chicken. For a dessert, a tangy Pisco Sour and Coconut Tart. $16 supply fee due at class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Kitchen Instructor: Nora Frazier DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/8

Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $58/1

2300

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NEW | Dinner with a Flare A dult

Asian Noodles Workshop Noodles have become an Asian mainstream diet and their recipes have been modified to fit local palate by using local ingredients and techniques. Learn to use many varieties and make many versions of noodles both meat and vegetarian with influences from Asian countries. Learn new trends in noodle dishes that are popular worldwide and prepare scrumptious meals, such as Hunan Crispy Noodles Salad, Japanese Noodles, Nonyan Curried Noodles, Thai Stir-fried Noodles, and Vietnamese Cool Rice Noodles. $15 supply fee due at class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Kitchen

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Asian Vegetarian Cooking Series Using his cookbook, “Asian Fusion, Vegetarian,” Chat invites you to join his quest for healthy eating. Modify Asian dishes into vegetarian friendly meals and maintain the soul that makes Asian cuisine so uniquely popular. Make 5-6 dishes from various Asian Cuisines, such as China, India, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, etc and make them healthier by using only vegetables and their byproducts. Learn to use different seasonings and herbs from Asia. Dishes can be made in big batches that last for several meals. $55 supply fee due at first class., Location: Civic Park Community Center Kitchen Instructor: Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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6:30pm-9:30pm

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Location: Civic Park Community Center Kitchen Instructor: Nora Frazier DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

3/8

Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $58/1

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Easy Vietnamese

Instructor: Chat Mingkwan 2/28 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

This menu is delicious and easy to prepare. We will start with a Tuna Tartare with Crostini, as your appetizer: marinated tuna with soy sauce, spices, and avocado, healthy, beautiful and individually molded. The Entree: Braised (beef) Osobucco in Port Wine and Shiitake Mushroom Sauce accompanied with Pea-Studded Rice. And for dessert, Mango Mousse with Drambuie Drops. $16 supply fee due at class.

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Vietnamese cuisine has a right East meets West combination of subtle tastes and flavors. Let’s explore what make Vietnamese cuisine so popular. Asian food is generally healthy, but Vietnamese is in the forefront. Learn to use fresh herbs, such as Vietnamese mint-Rau Ram, basil-Rau Que, Ngo Gai and simple techniques in preparing popular Vietnamese dishes, such as Lemongrass chicken, Garlic beef, Clay pot, Fresh spring rolls, and more. $15 supply fee due at class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Kitchen Instructor: Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/20 Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

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Adult A dult

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NEW | Home Cheese Making Learn the great mysteries of making awesome chevre and fantastic feta, as well as the mysterious Crottin! In addition to learning everything you’ll need to know to make yummy cheeses in your own kitchen, you’ll have the opportunity to sample other scrumptious farm creations such as beet kavaas whey crackers. Experiment with unique chevre flavorings from savory to sweet. You’ll take home culture and rennet for making your own cheese as well as sample cheeses we’ve made. $10 supply fee due at class. Location: Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor: Jeannie Mckenzie DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/25 Sun

11:00am-2:00pm $88/1

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NEW | Winter Comfort Foods “Peruvian Cuisine” This class begins with an outstanding Shrimp Chowder, as tasty as it is easy to make. It is followed by a chard and chorizo goulash that has roots from the Spanish. And the Sticky Orange Rice Pudding dessert cooked with cloves and cinnamon is a guaranteed new and delicious flavor. $17 supply fee due at class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Kitchen Instructor: Nora Frazier DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions

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1/18 Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm $58/1

2298

21 yrs & up

Tapas and Spanish Wines A dult

NEW | International Soup Workshop From the lightest to creamiest, from the mildest to tastiest, from clearest to chunkiest, we will make all sorts of soup in this handson cooking class. Let’s make a cream soup from Europe, light soup from Mediterranean, dumplings from China, noodles from Japan, hot and sour from Southeast Asia, etc. Learn easy ways to transform fresh ingredients and exotic herbs and spices into delicious liquid. Bring sharp knife, cutting board, and towel.

There’s no better recipe for a great evening than sharing a few simple tapas and bottles of wine shared with friends. Over the course of the evening we’ll put together a few small plates such as Tortilla Española and a smoky take on Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic), paired alongside classic Spanish wines. As we move through the pairings, we’ll learn a bit about the wines in our glass. $20 supply fee due at class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Kitchen Instructor: Nicole Ruiz Hudson DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/26 Fri

Location: Civic Park Community Center Kitchen

6:00pm-9:00pm $53/1

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Instructor: Chat Mingkwan DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/24 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

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21 yrs & up

Wine Analysis: A Journey through a Glass of Wine

Tasty and simple are Korean characteristic when come to food, not to mention the amount of chilies being used, Spicy! Join us and cook up some popular Korean dishes and small side dishes, a signature of Korean meals. Learn to make Pa Jon (pancake), Kimchee, Chup Chae (bean noodles), and BBQ ribs. Bring your sharp knife, cutting board, and towel.

Class identifies three types of wine tasters . Learn to identify and describe seven major components of wine by tasting five specific wines that exemplify each component. Learn the link between aroma and flavor. Be exposed to wine aroma’s having an opportunity to test your olfactory skills. Learn technique for tasting a glass of wine, serving wine at proper temperatures, proper wine storage and importance of using correct wine glass. Class appropriate for both novice and intermediate wine connoisseurs. $5.00 supply fee due at class.

Location: Civic Park Community Center Kitchen

Location: Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

Instructor: Chat Mingkwan

Instructor: Robert Becker

Korean Cuisine

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/14 Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm $57/1

1/20 Sat

2:00pm-4:30pm $48/1

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2/10 Sat

2:00pm-4:30pm $48/1

1695

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Dance

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Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int) The beginning/easy intermediate class is an energetic class with many returning dancers. It is designed for both the beginning line dancer and those with some line dance experience. Learn to line dance and review dances being taught in the area. New dancers are welcome. The first part of the class will be devoted to introductory dances. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of the class. Open dance from 5:00-5:30pm, lessons begin at 5:30pm. Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor: John Trentacosti DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-2/7 Wed

5:00pm-7:00pm

$48/5

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2/14-3/14 Wed

5:00pm-7:00pm

$48/5

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Line Dance (Int) Intermediate class is for the improving and experienced dancer who wants to learn newer dances and review the classics. Dances taught will reflect the interest and ability of the class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor: John Trentacosti DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

7:00pm-9:00pm

$48/5

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2/14-3/14 Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

$48/5

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All About Social Ballroom, Swing, and Hot Latin Salsa

NEW | Mindful Movement and Dance

Have a great time and learn swing, foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and prepare you for any dance party or wedding. We change partners so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome.

Imagine moving to all types of music in ways that feel good and natural to your body. Imagine being free to dance solo or with others, with no right or wrong way to move your feet. This series draws from dynamic, ecstatic, expressive and meditative practices that connect us back to our natural rhythms and our love for music. Let’s move and feel into our bodies, and notice what happens! Let’s create a community of mindful movers and conscious dancers.

Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor: Anna Magid DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/22-2/26 Mon

7:00pm-8:15pm

$102/6

No class 2/19

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1/10-2/7 Wed

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Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium Tice Exercise Room Instructor: Kamla Sufi DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/8 Thu

7:30pm-8:45pm

$138/9

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Argentine Tango (Beg/Int) Argentine Tango is very popular in the Bay Area, one of the most developed and dedicated tango communities in the world. Learning Tango will open your possibilities for social connections not only locally, but also worldwide. Learn fundamentals, technique, rhythm and musicality while gaining movement awareness and the satisfaction of being able to dance the most challenging of all dances. Dances will reflect the interest and ability of the class. Please wear leather-soled shoes. Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor: Marcelo Solis DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/1 Thu

8:00pm-9:30pm

$83/8

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Line Dance (Beg/Easy Int) Dances taught will be a mixture of beginner to intermediate dances, depending on the level of participants. One new dance will be taught each week with reviews of all others taught. Open dancing for warm up. Step sheets provided for all dances taught. Dancers should wear comfortable shoes with suede or leather soles. Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor: Alice Marez DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-1/30 Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

$35/4

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2/13-3/6 Tue

2:00pm-3:30pm

$35/4

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Adult Introductory Ballet

Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor: Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

6:00pm-7:00pm

$108/10

Contemporary Dance While focusing on the more traditional aspects of modern dance technique with a somatic based approach toward mindfullness in dance, we will find a mind/body/spirit connection within our technical and creative skills. Students will gain confidence and develop their movement vocabulary through the adaptation of quickly moving in and out of the floor, experiencing different ways of jumping, utilizing contact improvisation, and finding stability through inverted positions or movement transitions. All levels of experience are welcome as modifications will be made within choreography as necessary per individual. Location: Civic Park Studio D

Traditional ballet technique will be introduced to the adult learner in a way that breaks the bounds of a traditional ballet setting. Come join us for some fun ways of learning ballet technique with other adults.

1/10-3/14 Wed

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Tahitian dance For all adult Tahitian dance classes please refer to page 8 in this guide.

Instructor: Vanessa Freeman DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

6:00pm-7:30pm

$122/10

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16 yrs & up

Jazz Dance and explore a variety of Jazz styles and music in this fun, upbeat class. Leap, turn and jump as we learn everything from Broadway Jazz to Jazz funk! Mixed levels welcome. Attire: jazz shoes, comfortable dance/workout clothes. Location: Civic Park Studio D Instructor: Jennifer O’neill DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

7:30pm-8:30pm

$72/7

2122

No class 1/15, 1/29, 2/19

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Tap (Beginning) In our Beginning Tap, students will be introduced to the classic moves including flaps, shuffles, heel drops, and more. In the Intermediate Tap, advanced moves such as Shim Sham, toe stands, and time steps will be taught. Students will learn acrossthe-floor steps. A variety of fun, up-tempo music will be offered.

Instructor: Cyndi Wright DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

5:30pm-6:30pm

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Beginning Quilting

Location: Civic Park Studio D

1/12-3/16 Fri

Decorative & Fiber Arts

$109/10

2072

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In this class, students will learn many techniques of piecing together a quilt. We will talk about terminology and discuss fabrics while learning to properly cut fabric, and accurately piece and assemble the quilt top. You will learn the basics of everything a beginning quilter needs to complete your first quilt top. Location: Heather Farm Preschool

Tap (Intermediate)

Instructor: Laurie Biundo

In our Beginning Tap class, students will be introduced to the classic moves including flaps, shuffles, heel drops, and more. In the Intermediate Tap, advanced moves such as Shim Sham, toe stands, and time steps will be taught. Students will learn acrossthe-floor steps. A variety of fun, up-tempo music will be offered. Tap shoes required

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Location: Civic Park Studio D

Beyond Hex: Basket with Handle

Instructor: Cyndi Wright

Explore flexible sturdy open weave hex technique in colorful cane. This small basket has one handle for hanging on the wall. Hexagonal structure can be manipulated into many shapes and over woven in more cane or materials of your choice to create stunning sculptures or functional baskets. $25 materials fee due to instructor.

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

6:30pm-7:30pm

$109/10

2073

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Teen/Adult Ballet

10:00am-1:00pm

$232/9

2518

No class 1/21

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Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A

Come experience the joy and beauty of ballet with us. In this class, we will be working on proper body alignment and ballet technique as we build our dance foundation and learn new choreography. We will be at the barre, center, traveling across the floor, stretching and strengthening. Mixed levels are welcome. Non-competitive, positive, fun atmosphere! Wear ballet slippers and comfortable, fitted clothes you can move freely in. Location: Civic Park Studio D Instructor: Jennifer O’neill DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/6-3/17 Sat

1/7-3/18 Sun

10:45am-12:00pm $75/7

No class 1/13, 1/27, 2/17, 2/24

2126

Instructor: Barbara Shapiro DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/3

Sat

9:30am-3:30pm $66/1

1984

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Knitting 101 Learn the basics of knitting starting with two basic stitches: knit and purl. Then put these stitches together in a variety of ways to create stunning designs and patterns. Most importantly, learn to read a knitting pattern so you can make whatever your heart desires. After we’ve learned the basics we will pick projects to work on during class time. $20 supply fee payable to the instructor. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3 Instructor: Pattee Court DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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1/6-3/10 Sat No class 1/13, 2/17

9:00am-10:30am

$123/8

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13 yrs & up

Machine Garment Sewing (Beg)

Mixed Level Weaving

Join us for this amazing adventure in sewing as we learn the proper use of sewing machines and sewing techniques, how to read and use patterns and sizing of patterns. We will learn how to make a simple garment along with other simple projects-as time allows. Machines are supplied, but if you have a machine, please bring it, all accessories and manual. $20 supply fee due at first class.

Beginners learn the basics of weaving while using our floor looms. Students explore pattern, color and texture through the creation of a sampler. Weaving terms, project planning, warping technique and basic weave structures are covered. Perfect for beginners. Great for those wanting to feel more secure with warping and project planning. Continuing students may explore a variety of weave structures, working at their own pace. Teens welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. $25 supply fee for beginners/$5 for continuing students due at first class.

Location: Heather Farm Preschool Instructor: Alexandra Milukhin DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm

$170/10

1975

Location: Heather Farm Preschool - Studio H Instructor: Reba Siero DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

No class 1/15

A dult

1/9-3/13 Tue

2:00pm-5:00pm

$239/10

2215

1/9-3/13 Tue

6:00pm-9:00pm

$215/9

2216

No class 2/20

Machine Knitting, Sewing, Felting Explore knitting machines, felting machines, and sewing machines and the ease they bring to creating handcrafted scarves, felted bags, and jewelry. Bring your own machine or use machines provided. Instructor supplies a bounty of yarns and fiber stuff such as sheep’s wool, cashmere, mohair, cotton, and silk fibers. Location: Heather Farm Preschool Instructor: Alexandra Milukhin DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/6-3/17 Sat No class 1/13, 2/17

10:00am-12:30pm $127/9

1969

A dult

Soft Sculpture Explore new methods and techniques for creating and combining materials to produce unique 3-D works of art. Illustrated lectures and discussions investigate the work of modern and contemporary sculptors and fiber artists, including Neo-Dadaists, Pop, Fluxus and Conceptual artists. Course projects focus on the relationship between form and content through the creative use of found objects, traditional sculpture materials, paper products and textiles. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor: Shannon D. Schmidt DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

9:00am-12:00pm

$189/10

2295

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Adult 14 yrs & up

Open Studio Knitting and Crocheting Bring your current project to the open studio and work in the company of other artists who are as passionate about knitting and crocheting as you are. Get one-on-one help to overcome roadblocks in completing your project, as well as help in interpreting patterns. No knitting or crocheting lessons will be given during the open studio. Crochet 101 or Knitting 101 is recommended if you’ve never taken lessons before. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3 Instructor: Pattee Court DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/6-3/10 Sat

10:30am-12:00pm $73/8

2205

No class 1/13, 2/17

Digital Media & Photography A dult

Advanced/Intermediate Digital Photography 103 For the serious enthusiast. We will cover the finer points of getting dramatic images with emotional content. Assignments are more challenging and will encourage developing a personal vision. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor: Conrad Johnson DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

13 yrs & up

1/9-3/13 Tue

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop I

1933

A dult

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 a lunch. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own.

Beginning/Intermediate Photography

Location: Heather Farm Preschool - Studio H

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C

Instructor: Reba Siero

Instructor: Conrad Johnson

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/21-1/21 Sun

9:30am-4:30pm

$74/1

2212

Perfect for the enthusiast who wants to become more proficient. You will benefit from Conrad Johnson’s four decades of professional experience. Lighting and composition are covered with special emphasis on emotional content. Use of prime lenses and flash are discussed and assigned. Achieve greater control and satisfaction.

1/9-3/13 Tue

8:30am-10:30am

$191/10

2071

A dult

13 yrs & up

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Workshop II

Building Your Photographic Project

Not only is the rigid heddle loom very portable and easy to use, it is very versatile. Think of the many beautiful indigenous pattern weavings of Latin American and Southeast Asia, which are made on looms similar to the rigid heddle loom. We will explore a range of lace and patterned weaves, using pick up sticks. Returning students are encouraged. Bring a lunch. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. Bring your own yarn or pay a supply fee of $15. Loom may be rented for $5 or bring your own warped rigid heddle loom.

This class is for intermediate students looking to advance their style and ideas. Students will work on creating and refining their photographic projects. Under the guise of artist Brian Z. Shapiro students will bring in work each week in critique setting to enhance and refining their style to put their ideas together. By the end of the class students will have a project that reflects their style.

Location: Heather Farm Preschool - Studio H

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Instructor: Reba Siero

1/8-3/12 Mon

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

No class 1/15,2/19

2/4-2/4 Sun 44

10:30am-12:30pm $191/10

9:30am-4:30pm

$74/1

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2213

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3 Instructor: Brian Shapiro 6:00pm-9:00pm

$178/8

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Adult

photos: Bill Helsel A dult

16 yrs & up

Inside Your Canon DSLR

photographing cities Day and Night

Learn about all of the features of your Canon EOS Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and questions.

Dramatic compositions, intense color, atmosphere, people---the urban landscape is full of photographic possibilities. This class covers composition, locations and photographic strategies, exposure, color, black and white, and more. Two field trips will let you explore some of our best local cityscapes at the best times of day: early-to-mid morning and late afternoon, dusk and night. We’ll share our results during the second and third classes. You will need a camera that allows manual adjustment of focus and exposure, a tripod and cable or remote release.

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Tom Crews DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/3

Sat

10:00am-1:00pm $53/1

2297

3 Tuesday classroom meetings, Feb. 6, 13, and 20, 7:00-9:00 pm 2 Saturday field trips, Feb. 10, 6:30-11:00 am; Feb. 17, 2:30-7:00 pm

A dult

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

Inside Your Nikon DSLR

Instructor: Bill Helsel

Learn about all of the features of your Nikon Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera. We will cover all of the functions of the camera’s buttons, dials, and menus and how these features will help in improving your photography. Bring your camera, manual, and questions.

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

Photography Forum

Instructor: Tom Crews

The mission of the Photography Forum is to encourage photographers at all levels to continue to study the art of photography, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. Meets the third Tuesday of each month (June through May) to share images, critiques, technical developments, and hear guest speakers. Photographic field trips and workshops allow members to broaden their knowledge of photography. Field trip expenses are the responsibility of participants. Attendance at one meeting is free to enrolled Community Arts students. Enrollment is open throughout the year at a prorate fee.

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/10 Sat

10:00am-1:00pm $53/1

1935

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2/6-2/20 TueSat 7:00pm-9:00pm

$118/5

1976

A dult

Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1

Become a part of the Walnut Creek Arts+Rec family, and keep up

Instructor: Tom Crews

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DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

facebook.com/CommunityArtsWC

9/19-5/15 Variable 7:00pm-9:30pm

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No class 12/19

$30/8

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Adult A dult

The Joy of Digital Photography 101 Learn to see photographically. Individual student growth is encouraged by working both indoors and oudoors taking scenics, portraits, still lifes, and landscapes/cityscapes, working with lighting, composition, content. Plus, learn about shutter speed, f-stops, light meters, ISO, dynamic range, icon, settings, RAW or JPEG, color balance, and more! Bring digital camera and manual. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 3 Instructor: Conrad Johnson DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue A dult

Instructor: Conrad Johnson

Instructor: Tom Crews DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

10:00am-12:30pm $144/6

Bring your camera or iPhone and improve your picture taking skills. This review of basic camera craft and visual expression will open your eyes. Lenses, camera controls, composition and lighting will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will have the opportunity to photograph people, nature, close ups, and action as we explore local picture taking opportunities. Bring a lunch. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C

2304

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/20 Sat

9:00am-3:00pm $53/1

2067

A dult

A dult

Photographing People

Take Control of Your Digital Camera Students will learn a clear and understandable approach to composing great photographs by subject placement, proper framing, and selecting a point of view. We will explain camera functions, investigate the creative aspects of digital photography, and discuss the importance of obtaining correct exposure. We will also explore the world of Close-Up Photography and how to shoot Exciting Travel Photographs. Photographic assignments and a field trip will allow the student to practice the tools and techniques learned in class. PLEASE NOTE: Field Trip, Saturday, February 24, 11:00am – 1:00pm. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2 Instructor: Tom Crews DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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1932

How to Take Better Pictures

This class will concentrate on those Photoshop features needed to edit digital images including resizing and cropping, understanding layers, image adjustments, using levels and curves, hue/ saturation, color balance, black and white conversion, how to use the select and image editing tools to work on photographs, and the importance of proper color management. Laptop computer with Photoshop installed highly recommended. Assignments allow students to practice the tools and techniques learned in class.

1/18-3/1 Thu

$191/10

A dult

Photoshop for Photographers

2/7-3/14 Wed

7:00pm-9:00pm

6:30pm-9:00pm

$106/7

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2299

Bring your camera or IPhone and improve your picture taking skills. Topics include: Both staged and found photographs of people will be reviewed, the simplicity of North Light will be demonstrated and used, using triangular composition for dynamic group shots, how to establish a personal style of portraiture, psychology of capturing human spirit, and compelling “Editorial” portraits. Bring a lunch. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor: Conrad Johnson DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/24 Sat

9:00am-3:00pm $53/1

2064


Adult

Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

A dult

A dult

Backyard Chickens

NEW | Home Cheese Making

This class will introduce you to the fascinating world of backyard chickens and give you the information you need to get started with your own low-effort backyard flock. We’ll discuss life cycles, coop designs, breed selection, care and feeding for health and egg production, protection from predators and ways of integrating your chickens into your garden. Plus we will give you information on where to purchase your chickens and feed and resorces for learning more.

Learn the great mysteries of making awesome chevre and fantastic feta, as well as the mysterious Crottin! In addition to learning everything you’ll need to know to make yummy cheeses in your own kitchen, you’ll have the opportunity to sample other scrumptious farm creations such as beet kavaas whey crackers. You’ll experiment with unique chevre flavorings from savory to sweet. You’ll take home culture and rennet for making your own cheese as well as sample cheeses we’ve made. $10 supply fee due at class.

Location: Heather Farm Community Center Club Room Instructor: Jeannie Mckenzie DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/27

Sat

10:30am-12:30pm $63/1

2583

Location: Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside Room Instructor: Jeannie Mckenzie DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/25-2/25 Sun

11:00am-2:00pm

$88/1

2584

A dult

A dult

DIY Framing and Mounting

Homebrewing 101 Participants with learn the general process of making beer and take part in brewing and bottling a batch of homebrew from start to finish. The class will start with a short discussion about the techniques, equipment and cost involved. We will then brew a batch of beer from malt extract and bottle a second finished batch. Class participants will gain a general understanding of the process and leave with information and resources to brew their own beer at home. Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference

Framing and finishing works on paper - paintings, sketches, prints, photographs - can be expensive and challenging. Students should bring in unframed pieces to experiment with. Learn valuable ways to easily (and affordably!) frame your work with archival materials and off the shelf frames. We will also look at ways to use wood panels and even make your own custom edge banded wood panel. Location: Heather Farm Preschool Instructor: Erin Wheeler

Room

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Instructor: Chris Opela

1/19-1/19 Fri

9:30am-12:00pm

$42/1

2027

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/24 Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm $68/1

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Dog & Pet Care

A dult

Puppy Head Start

A dult

Dog Obedience (Beg) Beginning Obedience is the foundation for all training goals. We teach you how to motivate your dog to want to learn the basics of heel, sit, and down. We teach how to shape the “leave it” and “come” commands, and the command “wait” to prevent your dog from bolting through doors. This is a critical step in developing a healthy bond and puts your dog on the road to a more meaningful life. The first class of the session is mandatory, and you come without your dog. Suitable for dogs 4 months and older. $25 supply fee due at first class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Get a head start on socialization and puppy manners by enrolling your pup in this fun and safe interactive class. Your pup will roll and play with other puppies and interact with new people. We cover house breaking, manners, rudimentary obedience, leash training and coming when called. Puppies must be between the age of 12-20 weeks. Bring puppy’s proof of shots, a 6-foot leash and dog kibble the first day of class. $12 supply fee due at first class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: Dog Dynamics, Inc. DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-1/23 Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

$66/3

2263

1/30-2/13 Tue

5:15pm-6:00pm

$66/3

2264

Instructor: Dog Dynamics, Inc. DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-2/13 Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

$136/6

2280

2/20-3/27 Tue

7:15pm-8:00pm

$136/6

2281

A dult

Drama A dult

Help for Reactive Dogs

Acting Group

Don’t let another walk with your dog feel like a disaster because of lunging and barking behaviors. Don’t seclude your dog in the backyard because his behavior in public is unmanageable. Come and learn what makes your dog react and the steps you can take to redirect that energy into more positive social behavior. No dogs the first day of class. Please call instructor if your dog is overly reactive toward you or your family members. $25 supply fee due at first class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: Dog Dynamics, Inc. DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-2/13 Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

$136/6

2266

2/20-3/27 Tue

6:15pm-7:00pm

$136/6

2277

This course is for students who want to expand and develop what they learned in Intro to Acting. Students will dig deeper into monologues, scene work and begin to develop their acting voice. Class will end with a performance jam! Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor: staff DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

7:30pm-9:00pm

$152/10

2116

A dult

Intro to Acting This course will be a fun, low pressure introduction to basic acting for adults new to the form or rusty and itching to get back into it. In a safe and playful environment, students will learn to utilize their bodies, voices, and minds as their instrument. Working with simple text, monologues and scenes, students will be exposed to a variety of acting techniques including voice, improv, active listening, ensemble building, and more! Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor: staff

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DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

$152/10

2119


Adult

Drawing, Painting & Printmaking A dult

Encaustic (Hot Wax) Workshop Encaustic is a beeswax based paint dates back to the 5th century. Kept molten on a heated palette, encaustic is applied to a surface and reheated to fuse the paint into a uniform enamellike finish. Learn safety, working with heat sources, equipment, paints, medium, collage materials, fusing layers, tools, priming appropriate substrates, scraping, pastel sticks, incising and more. Bring a bag lunch. Wear cotton art clothes and closed toe shoes. $65 supply fee due at class. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C

21 yrs & up

Instructor: Connie English DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/3

Sat

10:00am-4:00pm $90/1

2063

A dult

Expressive Painting with Palette Knife Workshop Painting with palette knives is fun and expressive. It can loosen your strokes and create expressive passages of texture and movement. Come learn to use palette/painting knives correctly, add depth and dimension, create texture, and imply movement in your paintings. All students must have basic painting skills in oil or acrylic and should bring paintings they would like to alter. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials.

Make and Mingle Open Studio Join us for an evening of meeting new people and making something fun! Our Make and Mingle Open Studio is a fun event for people with all levels of or no experience at all with art making! We’ll have a teaching artist and all the materials ready for you --just come ready to have fun! Register prior to the evening or pay by credit card on the night of the class. In collaboration with Calicraft. Location: Calicraft, 2700 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek 94598 Instructor: Erin Wheeler DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/17 Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm $23/1

1931

2/21 Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm $23/1

2032

3/14 Wed 7:00pm-8:30pm $23/1

2033

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B Instructor: Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/28-2/4 Sun

10:00am-3:00pm

$142/2

2106

A dult

Open Studio Figure Drawing & Painting Studio available for working from the figure, short and long poses, supervised use; no instruction. Participants provide their own supplies. Different model each week. Enrollment limited. No solvents in Friday class. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B Instructor: Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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1/8-3/12 Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

$124, $86/8

1917

1:00pm-4:00pm

$155, $108/10

1922

No class 1/15,2/19 1/12-3/16 Fri

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Adult A dult

Silk Painting (Int/Adv) One of the most exciting aspects of painting silk is the opportunity to create strikingly vivid textures of color. In this introductory course, participants will create a scarf or tapestry, using the basic silk painting techniques. As the hand of the artist delicately guides the flow of the liquid, the colors glide through the silk and generate delight and excitement. The result is stunning! All levels are welcome. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials.. $10 supply fee per 31� x 31� silk. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex c Instructor: Tomoko Murakami DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/11 Sun

10:00am-4:00pm $86/1

1909

A dult

Chalk Pastel for Still Life and More A dult

Open Studio Painting 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: Center for Community Arts Annex B DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

$128, $65/10

2520

Learn how to paint with beautiful chalk pastel. We begin with still life, working on the basics of drawing and color; topics include materials, drawing and painting techniques, composition, use of color; demonstrations and individual advice each week. Later in the quarter we will work from student/supplied photo reference to create colorful landscapes. Abstracting shapes and other topics of interest may be included. Returning students are very welcome and can work on more advanced and individual projects. $15 material fee due at first class. Go to www.communityarts.org/ materials for materials list. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor: Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

A dult

1/9-3/13 Tue

Open Studio Printmaking Open to all experienced printmakers who have taken a CCA class within the past three quarters or are currently enrolled in a class. Use a fine art custom handmade French American professional etching press, equipment, blankets and tools in an open studio environment to create your own prints. Supervised use but no instruction provided. Participants provide own paper, plates and inks and any specialized materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

1:00pm-5:00pm

$123, $63/10

2519

6:30pm-9:30pm

$182/10

2101

A dult

Figure Drawing Quick gesture sketches and longer poses train your eye to observe and render the human form. Learn to use blocking, foreshortening, value shapes and other techniques to enhance your drawing skills. Beginners bring vine charcoal, drawing board and 18x24 rough newsprint to first class. Supplies and materials discussed in class. Experienced students bring own supplies. Undraped models used; teens may be admitted with permission of parent and instructor. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B

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Instructor: Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

$232/10

1921


Adult A dult

A dult

Portrait in PanPastel and Charcoal Pencil

Art Journals

We will create painterly portraits using PanPastel and charcoal pencils. The class will focus on capturing the realism without losing the energy and mood of the subject. PanPastel is like a bridge between painting and drawing. It is very forgiving and easily erased. You can create both linear and thick painterly effects with this medium. We will use photographs as our reference and focus on how to see correctly and read values and shapes to capture the essence and resemblance in our portraits. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B

Art journals are a private place to explore art of a personal nature. Create your own images or use found images, make expressive marks, record your thoughts, memories, dreams, and life events using images (and maybe words). Try new art materials or new ways to use familiar materials. Perfect for artists and non-artists alike-drawing skills are not necessary. Bring your journal and your favorite art supplies to each class. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor: Jeka Lambert DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Instructor: Seema Mahboob

2/26-3/19 Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

$84/4

1930

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/6-3/10 Sat

2:00pm-5:00pm

$154/8

1927

No class 1/13,2/17

A dult

Handmade Artist Books A dult

drawing: Sketching & Rendering Learn to draw quickly, accurately and with confidence. Learning how to reduce objects to their basic shapes and forms and sketching them on to paper will be the focus of this class. Topics include still life, composition, texture, basic perspective and shading, along with landscape and figurative themes. Students should bring paper, pencils, ruler and eraser to class. Beginners welcome.

Not your typical books--these are portable works of art meant to be enjoyed and shared. We’ll create book-like structures using a variety of forms, techniques and media--folded, stitched, glued; books with pop ups and moveable parts; books that incorporate unconventional materials; books that tell stories with words and without, layered imagery, books as sculpture, objects of beauty and more. This class will use the book (and the not so book) as a means of artistic expression. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B

Instructor: Jeka Lambert

Instructor: Mark Jezierny

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

6:30pm-9:30pm

$186/10

1/22-2/12 Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

$84/4

1928

1923 12 yrs & up

A dult

Painted Paper Collage

Adventures in Mixed Media The goal of this course is to provide students an opportunity to explore a variety of mixed media methods using a wide range of wet and dry media methods. Students will gain hands-on experience with paints, glues, pastels, pencils, varnishes and supports as they develop personal projects throughout the quarter. Guidance will be provided around materials, design and composition through group discussions and individual instruction. Most projects will be conducted with provided materials. Further materials will be discussed at the first class.

Learn to make your own amazing collage material that we will then incorporate through a range of collage techniques to make beautiful, lively works of art. We will start by exploring mark making with water based mediums (watercolor, gouache, and ink) and playing with color. From there, we’ll cut and curate our painted papers to put together new color combinations and compositions with glue and even sewing techniques. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor: Erin Wheeler

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Instructor: Peter Brown

1/16-3/6 Tue

12:30pm-3:30pm $146/8

2031

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

$182/10

1904

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Adult A dult

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 exposing you to a wide variety of techniques and mediums, including charcoal, pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolor. $40 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B Instructor: Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/21 Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

$182/10

1920

No class 2/28

A dult

Drawing and Painting: Building Skills & Techniques (Beg/Int)

A dult

Abstract Acrylic Painting Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work. Demonstrations, activities and individual and group critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B

$148/8

6:30pm-9:30pm

$167/10

1918

No class 2/27

1913

No class 1/15, 2/19

16 yrs & up

Exploring Abstract Acrylics

A dult

Color Immersion Each week we will explore the dimensions of one color, its multiple variations, history of pigments, and use. We will ultimately create a 500 color color wheel and will produce one still life each week with the color of the week. Watercolor will be the main medium. Location: Center for Community Arts Instructor: Wendy Soneson DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

Instructor: Patsy Taylor 1/9-3/20 Tue

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Instructor: Cybele Gerachis 1/8-3/12 Mon

Beginner/intermediate class for students who need to develop skills in their medium(s) of choice: charcoal, oil, acrylic. Practice will be in application of medium, using tools correctly, understanding underlying basics, developing strong drawing/painting habits, defining individual vision and conveying that vision to finish. Emphasis will be on practice. Dry or wet mediums welcome. Beginners with no knowledge of mediums must take Drawing and Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as prerequisite. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials.

12:30pm-2:30pm $146/10

2100

Artists of all disciplines come and explore abstract art, pure form on the painted surface. Transform reality or develop completely nonrepresentational imagery. Class supports your process, from accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement, and texture. Experimentation is encouraged; use collage, mixed media and non-traditional media to enhance your work. Demonstrations, activities, and critiques. All levels welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: Casey Rasmussen White DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu No class 1/25 52

(925)943-5846 | www.CommunityArts.org

9:00am-12:00pm

$167/9

2061


Adult 16 yrs & up

Exploring Watercolor (INT) Join our caravan of like-minded seekers and dive into the unexpected joy of watercolor! Perfect for the continuing artist who wants a fresh start or needs a gentle push along the way. We will work together in a series of little paintings using the transparent magic of watercolor to create our own “artist’s voice”. From the moment we wet our brush to our final colorful stroke we will try to evoke the presence of each artist in his/her work, discovering the personal palette of colors and shapes unique to each of us. $25 supply kit available from instructor, but not required. Materials list available at www.communityarts.org/ materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor: Casey Rasmussen White DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

6:30pm-9:30pm

$170/9

1899

No class 1/24

A dult

Expressive Watercolor (BEG/ADV) Let’s explore some rich possibilities by experimenting with watercolor and other mediums. Applying watercolor paint with all kinds of tools and materials, such as soft tissue, sponge, and even salt. Learn some alternative types of paint applications and loosen up with expressive effects. By helping you discover your own special way of creating personal interpretations of landscapes and nature, you will explore the beauty of nature and magic of watercolor. Material list online at www.communityarts. org/materials.

A dult

Monday Morning Painting (Int/Adv) Emphasis is on development of each student’s personal style in painting. Classes alternate with short demos, reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. All painting styles and subject matter are acceptable but focus will be on oil and acrylics. Lessons concentrate on still-life and landscape. Work is primarily from photo references. Bring supplies for the medium of your choice. Beginners with no knowledge of paints should take Drawing and Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B Instructor: Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/19 Mon

9:00am-12:00pm

$145/8

1910

No class 1/15, 2/19, 2/26

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor: Pamela Howett DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

6:30pm-9:30pm

$146/8

1890

No class 1/15, 2/19

A dult

Japanese Brush Painting Gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art work. Oriental brush painting makes you aware of our world and allows you to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers calligraphy and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e. Lectures, demonstrations, individual help each class. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

No class 1/15, 2/19

9:00am-12:00pm

$146/8

Night Painting: Oil & Acrylics (Int/Adv) Using still-life as inspiration and a learning tool, students will be introduced to a variety of subjects while concentrating on reinforcing the fundamentals of painting: drawing, composition, color, brushwork. Classes include a variety of demos, warm-ups, skills reviews, challenges and end-of-class critiques. Focus is on individual development. Students may work on their own personal subjects. Bring supplies and be prepared to paint in the medium of your choice. Beginners should take Drawing & Painting: Intro to Different Mediums as a prerequisite. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B

Instructor: Fumiyo Yoshikawa 1/8-3/12 Mon

A dult

1888

Instructor: Patsy Taylor DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/22 Thu

6:30pm-9:30pm

$167/10

1878

No class 3/1

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Adult A dult

A dult

Painting Still Life Like the Old Masters

Secrets of Color

Learn the technique of the old masters. Using oils or acrylics, work through the processes of underpainting, grisaille, layering and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless three-dimensionality. Previous experience with paint is not necessary. Come to first class with materials from list, ready to work! Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials.

Does color theory make you cross-eyed? Learn the secrets of color in this exciting workshop. Color mixing becomes a breeze once you understand the simple rules. Each week we will discover different aspects to using color, while you a assemble a color “bible� to keep as your personal guide. Includes lecture and demo, with lots of practical painting exercises. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials.

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B

Instructor: Jody Mattison

Instructor: Jody Mattison

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

1/9-3/13 Tue

9:00am-12:00pm

$182/10

2105

$182/10

2104

A dult

A dult

Portrait and Figure Drawing and Painting This continuing portrait and figure class is for both drawing and painting students. One, two, or three session poses with nude and clothed models each quarter. New students are welcome and strongly encouraged to work in charcoal and pencil to build up drawing skills. Continuing students may progress to oil, acrylic, water media or chalk pastel. Drawing and painting topics are demonstrated and individually addressed, including basic blockin, composition, measuring, proportion, foreshortening, anatomy, value, color, layering and brushwork. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B Instructor: Jody Mattison DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/6-3/17 Sat

1:00pm-4:00pm

9:30am-1:00pm

$228/9

Watercolor Painting (Int/Adv) 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. communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor: Leslie Wilson DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

$182/10

1897

1/12-3/16 Fri

1:00pm-4:00pm

$182/10

1905

1/8-3/12 Mon

1:00pm-4:00pm

$146/8

1889

No class 1/15, 2/19

1926 A dult

No class 1/13, 2/17

Watercolor Painting (Mixed Level) A dult

Portrait and Landscape Painting from Photographs: Oil/Acrylics Expand your creativity and art education while having fun. Learn to create strong compositions and attain accurate color, values, and representation through demonstrations and individual instruction. Acquire a greater visual awareness and skill to interpret and execute a portrait, working from photographs. Develop your painting abilities to work in a representational manner. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex B Instructor: Gary Bergren DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

54

9:00am-12:00pm

$182/10

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1919

Learn the basics of color theory, expert drawing, and watercolor techniques using basic primaries and the right brain drawing method. First class teaches all the basics; then students works on a project of their choice. This is a fine arts course where you will learn what art school students learn: the basics. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor: Wendy Soneson DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

9:30am-12:30pm

$182/10

1891


Adult

Glass

16 yrs & up

Intro to Screen Printing In Intro to Screen Printing, students will get an introduction to screen printing on both fabric and paper in this entry-level course. Students will learn to use both contact paper and screen drawing fluid to create images on a variety of surfaces. Upon completion of this course, students will have the skills to transform an idea into a hand-printed object. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor: Erin Hansen DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/25-3/18 Sun

1:00pm-4:00pm

$87/4

2074

A dult

Mokuhanga-Japanese Woodblock Printing For artists’ in-home studios without a press, this beautiful, low-tech process may be the perfect solution. This workshop introduces a traditional Japanese woodblock printing process, Ukiyo-E technique. Participants learn to carve the woodblock, use Japanese carving tools, and print with water-based ink on Japanese paper. Participants will cut their own woodblocks and create a small edition of multicolor prints. All levels are welcome. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org. Bring a bag lunch. $35 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor: Tomoko Murakami DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/7-1/28 Sun

10:00am-4:00pm

$206/3

1906

No class 1/14

A dult

Fused Glass Kiln Forming Continue to expand your glass fusing knowledge through the use of more advanced techniques. Emphasis on developing more challenging designs, experimenting with new materials, colors and layers to make art glass pieces. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials. Previous experience in glass fusing required. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor: Penny Ruhter

A dult

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-2/28 Wed

Printmaking Explorations Introducing the new green printmaking studio. This class will offer a variety of printmaking techniques to engage students in the magical world of printmaking, using safer practices and less toxic materials and methods. Throughout the course, we’ll explore etching (intaglio) and block printing (relief). Each class will have instruction and studio time for students to pursue their individual interests. No experience necessary, the only requirement is enthusiasm! Experienced printmakers welcome. Materials will be discussed at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex A Instructor: Moose Wesler DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/15 Thu

6:00pm-9:00pm

$193/10

1902

1:00pm-4:00pm

$179/8

2211

A dult

Fused Glass(Int-Adv) Explore your creative and artistic abilities. Fusing and slumping glass offer almost limitless possibilities for creating with color and form. Use sheet glass, frit, stringers and rods, design and make glass art pieces. Continuing students expand their knowledge with new techniques and interact and share new ideas with other students. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/ materials. Previous experience in glass fusing required. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor: Melissa McCumiskey DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-2/27 Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

$179/8

2198

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Adult

Health & Fitness

A dult

Glass Fusers Group The mission of the Glass Fusers Group is to encourage glass workers at all levels to continue to study art glass, practice and produce new work, and to share ideas and experiences. The group will meet the second Saturday of each month (June through May, no meeting in December) to share glass pieces, critiques, technical developments and hear guest speakers. Enrollment is open throughout the year at a prorated fee. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor: Melissa McCumiskey

A dult

Zumba ÂŽ fitness 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.

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium, Tice Exercise Room

9/9-5/12 Sat

Instructor: Janice Litvin

10:00am-12:00pm $45/8

35665

No class 12/9

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/6 Tue

7:30pm-8:30pm $84/9

1840

A dult A dult

Introduction to Fused Glass Learn to fuse layers of compatible glass in a kiln to create tiles, jewelry, small frames, dishes and ornaments. Techniques covered include glass cutting, surface decoration, and slumping into molds. No previous experience required. Continuing students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge with new techniques. Materials list online at www.communityarts.org/materials. $10 supply fee due at first class. Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C Instructor: Melissa McCumiskey

NEW | Zumba ÂŽ Gold and Gold Toning Fitness group exercise /dance class with inspirational, low-impact Latin music and moves geared toward the GOLD participant. Also tone your body and build muscle endurance with light resistance hand weights. Dance choreography can be safely and easily followed. We have fun in a welcoming social environment! Improve the physical and mental health of each participant while following. Let it move you! Age is only a number. Bring a 1-2 lb. weight, water bottle and small towel, and join the party.

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-2/27 Tue

6:30pm-9:30pm

$179/8

2199

Location: Center for Community Arts Auditorium Instructor: Berrin Alyanak

Instructor: Penny Ruhter

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions

CR#

1/10-2/28 Wed

2612

6:30pm-9:30pm

$179/8

11:00am-11:45am $73/7

2593

No class 1/15, 2/19

A dult

A dult

Fused Glass Dichroic Jewelry Come create exquisite fused glass jewelry in this exciting one day workshop. You will learn how to design 3-4 pieces using and assortment of dichroic glass and fusing techniques. You will also learn finishing skills and proper methods for applying assorted findings to complete your jewelry designs. No previous glass fusing experience needed. Bring a snack or lunch. $30 supply fee due at first class.

56

1/8-3/5 Mon

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement This class is for anyone who wants to move well and feel fantastic. Classes are designed to stimulate brain/mind function, coordination, and physical strength. You will use your body and brain to feel younger, stronger and fit! Slow, easy movements progress to complex active movements. Please dress comfortably and bring a big towel and pillow.

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C

Location: Center for Community Arts Auditorium

Instructor: Penny Ruhter

Instructor: Tancha Mcknight

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/27 Sat

1/11-3/8 Thu

10:00am-2:00pm $44/1

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2210

3:30pm-4:30pm

$107/9

2322


Adult A dult

Buddha Palms Qigong In this class you will learn: Buddha Palms Qigong, an ancient Daoist practice, that is powerful for releasing stress and boosting and channeling energy; meditation; acupressure points and meridian pathways for self-care and overall health. Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium Tice Exercise Room Instructor: Calvin Yau Kaleonahe Ching DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/22-3/5 Mon

1:00pm-2:15pm

$75/6

1837

No class 2/19

A dult

Tai Chi & Qigong Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through meditation and exercise. In this outdoor class we use gentle movement and learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. In case of rain, additional class added to the end of the session. Location: Civic Park Bridge Cul-de-Sac Instructor: Jan Diepersloot DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/13-2/17 Sat

9:30am-10:30am

$63/6

1686

1/11-2/15 Thu

9:30am-10:30am

$63/6

1687

A dult

Pilates: Circle/Flexband/Roller The Magic Circle is a resistance ring designed to work your muscles together correctly to improve muscle tone and endurance while using the flexband for stretching and added arm and leg sculpting. Flexband available from instructor for $7. Magic Circle not required until second class. Roller optional. Location: Center for Community Arts Auditorium Instructor: Connie English DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

A dult

1/8-3/5 Mon

Gentle Pilates

9:30am-10:20am $108/7

2290

No class 1/15,2/19

Pilates practice develops core strength, body awareness, coordination, flexibility and balance. Pilates also improves posture and ease of movement. This class focuses on movement fundamentals and a gentler approach to the basic Pilates exercises. Both mat and barre exercises included. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and yoga block by second class. Location: Tice Valley Gym Exercise Room Instructor: Jill Woolums DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-1/31 Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm

2/7-3/7 Wed

1:00pm-2:00pm $68/5

$55/4

1838 1839

A dult

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 flexband increases resistance for arm and leg sculpting. Increase your overall body strength, awareness, flexibility and coordination all in one enjoyable and dynamic workout. Flexbands available from instructor for $7. Location: Center for Community Arts Auditorium Instructor: Connie English

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DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/7 Wed

9:30am-10:20am

$123/8

2292

No class 2/21

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Adult A dult

A dult

NEW | Slow Flow Yoga (Level 1-2)

Abs and Back Exercises

Slow Flow is a class that incorporates the flow of a Vinyasa class with focus on alignment, longer holds and deep breathing. Students will practice yoga in a safe, encouraging environment where they can develop their individual practice. Variations, modifications and props are used to help students find connections with yoga and feel its powerful benefits.

We all love to feel good about our workout. Get your core and back in shape! Everyone should have a strong stomach and back to stay healthy and be fit. You will need a yoga mat and be able to get on the floor. Those who cannot be on their knees can modify when needed. Isolation, isotonic and isometric movements will be performed.

Location: Heather Farm Community Center Lakeside

Location: Tice valley gymnasium, exercise room

Room

Instructor: Jo Nash

Instructor: Charlie Harrison

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/6 Tue

1/11-3/8 Thu

No class 1/23

6:30pm-7:30pm

$120/9

2573

Room

Hatha Yoga

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

Introduction and practice of yoga postures and body alignment. Through stretching and relaxation techniques, yoga postures will strengthen the body and stimulate creative energy. Emphasis on correcting and adapting postures to meet individual needs. Bring your own mat, pad, or small rug. Refrain from eating for two hours before class. Location: Center for Community Arts Dance Studio Instructor: Sandra Foster DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

10:35am-11:35am $97/9

2524

No class 1/13, 2/17 Instructor: Nancy Spiecker DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/16 Fri

10:00am-11:25am

$109/10

2523

Instructor: Sandra Foster 7:00pm-8:00pm

1/12-3/9 Fri

11:20am-12:05pm $52/7

$86/8

2521

No class 1/15, 2/19

No class 1/26, 2/16

A dult

Flexband/Chair Fitness for Stronger Bodies This unique and effective strength building class is for all ages and abilities! The secret to our success is incorporating flex band resistance training with slow movements for a slow burn workout. Students are amazed by how much they can do safely, as well as how great they feel, even after the first class. Using a chair for stability and flex band for muscle building, you will increase strength, balance and coordination and general well being. Attentive instructor has over 22 years fitness experience. Flexbands available from instructor for $7. Wear comfortable clothing, pants and shirt; workout clothing not required.

Instructor: Connie English DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/6 Tue

10:00am-10:50am $123/8

No class 2/20 Location: Civic Park Studio D Instructor: Sandra Foster DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

$108/10

2522

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2092

Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

3294

Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference

A dult

1/6-3/17 Sat

11:50am-12:35pm $59/8

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@WalnutCreekRec

2025


Adult A dult

Seniorcise Low impact exercise for men and women. Enhance flexibility, strength, cardiovascular endurance, coordination, and balance. Muscle toning with light weights. Bring a pair of 1 to 3lb hand weights and come exercise to your favorite hits from big band through 60s music. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: Susan Funkhouser DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-2/26 Mon

3:00pm-4:00pm

$33/6

2174

No class 2/19, 1/15

A dult

NEW | Senior Fitness

A dult 5 0 +

Enjoy a total body workout designed with the older adult in mind. Improve your strength, agility, balance, stamina as well as cardiovascular endurance. All fitness levels are welcomed. Please bring 2lb. weights to class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: Regina Meshenberg DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/7 Wed

3:00pm-4:00pm

$57/9

2175

Chair Yoga This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of 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. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: Marcia Conroy DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

A dult

1/11-3/8 Thu

Zumba for Beginners Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fun experience. You’ll forget you’re exercising! Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium Tice Exercise Room Instructor: Jo Nash DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/6 Tue

11:00am-11:45am $59/8

2090

No class 1/23

10:15am-11:15am $80/9

2053

A dult 5 0 +

Gentle Exercise Increase your mobility, vitality and well-being. Improve your flexibility and range of motion through mild yoga stretches. Tone your muscles with easy strength exercises. Get in touch with your body through movement-awareness. Tune the nervous system through conscious relaxation. Increase your vitality with deep breathing. This class is designed to accommodate all, from the fit to the frail. The exercises can be done sitting or standing.

Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge

Instructor: Jo Nash

Instructor: Ziv Porat

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/7 Wed

1/12-2/9 Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

$43/5

2014

2/16-3/9 Fri

1:00pm-2:00pm

$35/4

2015

11:00am-11:45am $59/8

2094

No class 1/24

Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor: Jo Nash DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/12-3/9 Fri

10:30am-11:15am $52/7

2095

No class 1/26, 2/16

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Adult A dult 5 0 +

A dult

Gentle Yoga

Tai Chi - Yang Short Form

It is never too late to begin yoga. Each individual will develop a unique yoga practice modifying it to fit their specific needs. The focus will include stretching to promote flexibility; asanas to enhance bone health; pose sequences to slightly increase heart 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) 462-5285.

Tai Chi is China’s #1 health and longevity exercise, based on martial arts and Yin/ Yang principles. It benefits bones, digestive and lymphatic systems, balance, coordination, strength, and the Mind-Body connection. The Simplified Yang Style 24-Step Form was created for ease in learning and practice, and is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior knowledge.

Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: Marcia Conroy

Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: Adam Wallace DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/5-3/5 Mon

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/6 Tue

11:00am-12:15pm $80/9

2051

1/11-3/8 Thu

8:45am-10:00am

2052

$80/9

9:00am-10:00am $59/4

2172

No class 2/19

A dult

Healthy Lifestyles Practices based on Ayurveda

A dult 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 to 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. Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

During the class, you will determine your individual constitution based on principles of Ayurveda ‘Science of Life’. Learn new daily practices that will improve your health and wellness. The class will focus on healthy Lifestyle Practices including: daily and seasonal routines, relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises, sleep, stress management, exercise, relationships and goals. Have opportunity to interact with others and share information. Location: Center for Community Arts, arts auditorium Instructor: Helen Maxie DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/17-3/7 Wed

11:00am-12:00pm $83/8

2186

Instructor: Tancha Mcknight DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/22-3/5 Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

$75/6

2171

No class 2/19

A dult

Qigong for Health and Vitality Qigong is China’s ancient method to strengthen the constitution, promote vitality, prevent and cure disease, prevent premature aging, and prolong life. Lin Hou Sheng’s 18 Movements benefit the internal organs (enhancing their functions) and related external (sensory) organs, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. This class is appropriate for both beginners and students with prior training.

Meditation for Everyone (All Levels) Increase concentration, relaxation, self awareness and attention to breath. Learn to cope more effectively with stress. Opportunity to begin a meditation practice or experience practicing meditation with the support of a group. Sessions will include multiple techniques to suit the needs of everyone such as: gentle stretches to release tension, breathing, correct posture, setting an intension, time to journal, etc. Time to come together to enjoy and relax with the company of others. You can choose to sit on a chair, sit on floor on mat with cushion of your choice, or lying down on mat. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

Instructor: Helen Maxie

Instructor: Adam Wallace

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/8 Thu

2/5-3/5 Mon

No class 2/8

10:15am-11:15am $59/4

No class 2/19

60

A dult

(925)943-5846 | www.CommunityArts.org

2173

12:00pm-12:45pm $83/8

2185


Adult

Jewelry

A dult

A dult

the ring In this course you will learn a brief history of the ring, one of the oldest and most symbolic pieces of jewelry. Rings have been used to seal documents and identify individuals. They are associated with love, power, friendship and death. They are worn for protection, as talismans and demonstrations of power and ownership. We will use forging, casting and fabrication techniques to develop your personal and meaningful rings. Some previous jewelry making experience is helpful. Materials list online at www.communityarts. org/materials. Location: Civic Park Studio J

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex c

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2:00pm-5:00pm

Placed on a dresser or wall, the conventional shadow box is an elegant container for displaying keepsakes. In this advanced workshop an adaptation becomes the display object itself to wear and enjoy. Students will build a frame, add backing and decorative elements on that frame, which will house a keepsake stone, bead or pearl. Prior metal clay experience is required. Bring a bag lunch. $75 materials fee due to instructor.

Instructor: Arlene Mornick

Instructor: Tina Rath 1/8-3/12 Mon

Metal Clay Construction: Shadow Box

$160/8

3/3-3/4 SatSun 10:00am-5:00pm $148/2

2617

2335

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Open Studio Jewelry

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the alternative Jewel All the glitters is not gold. Throughout the history of jewelry and spanning the centuries and the globe, jewelry has been made of all manner of material. Cultural meaning and personal significance ascribed to the materials determines the jewel’s “preciousness”. In this course, we will explore how to translate a variety of materials into jewelry. Using traditional jewelry techniques alongside techniques from other disciplines, you will make jewels of significance to you. Some previous experience with tools and making is helpful but not necessary. Materials list online at www. communityarts.org/materials.

Open to all experienced jewelers and current jewelry students. Work independently on any jewelry or metalsmithing project of your choice and have access to all the tools the jewelry department has to offer. No instruction is included and participants provide their own materials. A monitor will be on site to make sure equipment is used properly and cleanliness of the space is maintained. For students doing casting there will be a $30 supply fee. Location: Civic Park Studio J Instructor: Natalia Alexandrova DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

Location: Civic Park Studio J

7:00pm-10:00pm

$109, $56/10

2202

Instructor: Tina Rath DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/14 Wed

2:00pm-5:00pm

$200/10

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Music

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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 all 12 major scales and sight reading skills are required. Payment plan available. Auditions required. Please call (925) 676-8203 for more information. Location: Center for Community Arts Auditorium Instructor: Max Pricco DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

9/14-5/24 Thu

7:30pm-9:30pm

$390/32

37291

No class 11/23, 12/21, 12/28, 1/4

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Music by American Composers The Listening to Music series continues with Music by American Composers, starting at the nation’s beginnings. We will listen to and discuss music by William Billings, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Edward MacDowell, Charles Ives, George Gershwin, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Leonard Bernstein, Philip Glass, John Adams and others. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 1 Instructor: A.J. Remedios DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/1-3/8 Thu

7:00pm-9:00pm $73/6

1967

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Music of the Modern Period The Listening to Music series continues with the Modern Period, roughly 1900 to the present. We will listen to and discuss music by Barber, Bartok, Berg, Bernstein, Britten, Copland, Falla, Gershwin, Hindemith, Holst, Ives, Messiaen, Prokofiev, Respighi, Schoenberg, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Webern and others. Come join us!

12 yrs & up

Flock of Flutes

Location: Center for Community Arts Annex C

Join the flock and soar with the East Bay’s only flute choir. Enhance your performing opportunities and become a better flutist. Prerequisite: three years playing experience, good rhythm, tone and sight reading skills. Mid-year enrollment is possible. Please call (415) 220-6617 for audition to be scheduled by appointment only. Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Monica Williams DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

9/19-5/29 Tue

7:30pm-9:00pm

$390/33

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Instructor: A.J. Remedios DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/2-3/9 Fri

10:00am-12:00pm $73/6

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Adult 12 yrs & up

Community Chorus Join Walnut Creek’s Community Chorus. In this class students will meet others who love to sing, learn how to sing in a group setting, and even have a chance to perform! No experience necessary and all levels are welcome! Location: Center for Community Arts Music Classroom Instructor: Rhonda Crane DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/12 Mon

7:15pm-8:15pm

$94/8

2223

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14 yrs & up

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CPR & First Aid Combo Receive certification in both Community CPR and Standard First Aid. Both certifications are through EMS Safety Services and are good for 2 years. Class includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Bring a lunch. Class is held at the Professional Education Center, 2905 Salvio St, Concord. Location: Offsite Professional Education Center Classroom

Guitar in a Flash 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. Location: Center for Community Arts Youth Art 2

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

7:00pm-8:00pm

$98/8

Instructor: Sandie Pettus DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/20 Sat

9:00am-4:00pm $65/1

1632

3/3

9:00am-4:00pm $65/1

1633

Sat

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NEW | Interview to Win It

Instructor: Jonathan Mendle 1/8-3/12 Mon

Personal Enrichment

2130

No class 1/15, 2/19

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Native American Flute Circle

What does an interviewer really wants to know when he says “Tell me about yourself”? Do you dread talking about your strengths and weaknesses? Even the most self-assured can turn to jelly in a job interview. In this engaging, interactive workshop, you’ll learn what employers expect of job candidates. You will have the opportunity to begin crafting your own answers in a no-pressure environment. Location: Heather Farm Community Center Club Room

A mixed level ensemble, all levels welcome. We will play a new song every week that explores the wonderful and beautiful tone of the Native American flute. Beginning students will learn the pentatonic scale and basic flute techniques while advanced students will learn how to embellish and phrase while playing with others. Instruments provided for in-class use, and instruments may be purchased from instructor for at-home use.

Instructor: Lisa Franklin DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/24 Wed 6:30pm-8:30pm $66/1

2293

Location: Center for Community Arts Rehearsal Room Instructor: Monica Williams DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-3/13 Tue

12:30pm-1:30pm $112/10

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Beginning Spanish for Seniors This program is designed for people 50 years old and up who want to learn Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere while discovering Latin American Art and Culture. By the end of the course, students will be able to express themselves in the present tense and have a simple conversation by using vocabulary for everyday use. Come and join us and let’s start this fiesta! Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor: Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/5

Mon

1:30pm-2:30pm

$ 83/8

2055

No class 2/19

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Advanced Conversational Spanish Did you study Spanish in high school or college but never achieved conversational fluency? If conversational Spanish is your goal, we have the class for you! We will emphasize pronunciation, vocabulary and reading. You will get the practice you need to allow you to reach a level where you can finally have real conversations with native speakers. We will review grammar, learn new expressions and idioms to improve your knowledge of the language. Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor: Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/5 Mon

3:30pm-4:30pm $83/8

2058

Beginning Spanish I This program is designed for adults who want to learn Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere while discovering Latin American Art and Culture. By the end of the course, students will be able to express themselves in the present tense and have a simple conversation by using vocabulary for everyday use. Come and join us and let’s start this fiesta! Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/7 Wed

5:30pm-6:30pm

$83/8

2086

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No class 2/19 A dult

Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10-3/7 Wed

6:30pm-7:30pm

$83/8

No class 2/21

2088

Intermediate Spanish for Seniors Let’s continue this Spanish fiesta! This program is designed for people 50 and over and have some experience speaking Spanish and are looking for review and more extensive practice. Knowledge of fundamental grammar points and vocabulary needed. Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor: Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/8-3/5 Mon No class 2/19

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2:30pm-3:30pm $83/8

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Spanish for Travelers

Thinking Bridge

Learn words and expressions that will help you make the most of your next trip to a Spanish-speaking country. In this four hour workshop, students practice vocabulary and idioms necessary for the traveler in a relaxed environment. Your trip will be so much more fun if you can communicate with locals!

An intermediate-level Contract Bridge class intended for those who play regularly. Uses hands-on teaching methods combined with mentored play to improve your bidding, declarer play, and defense. Focuses on reasoning and judgment; standard bidding used throughout. Lesson materials included. The instructor is a Sapphire Life Master and Master bridge teacher. Come alone or bring your favorite partner. Prerequisites: Introduction to Bridge, Bridge: Declarer Play and Bridge: Defense, or equivalent.

Location: Civic Park Community Center conference Room Instructor: Yanett Kenney DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/27-3/6 Tue

1:30pm-3:30pm

$63/2

2184

Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room Instructor: Grant Robinson DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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1/22-3/5 Mon

Bridge Class: Declarer Play In this second of four bridge classes offered throughout the year, you will improve your ability to make your contract. Whether you want to play just for fun or are interested in serious competition, this class will elevate your enjoyment of bridge using a handson learning approach developed by top teachers and players. Meet other bridge players and make new friends in a friendly and engaging learning environment. Instructor is an accredited bridge teacher and accomplished player. This class assumes introductorylevel bridge skills. Accompanying book available for purchase at class for further study. Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor: Grant Robinson DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/11-3/8 Thu

10:00am-12:00pm $123/9

7:00pm-9:00pm

$123/6

2097

No class 2/19

2152

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Memory Training Kiss those senior moments goodbye! Improve your memory by taking this class! Developed by UCLA psychiatrist, Dr. Gary Small, and published by the National Institutes of Health and American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Jumbo Memory Training helps conquer the four most common memory challenges: remembering names and faces, lists, remembering future appointments, and misplaced items (glasses, keys, cellphone, etc.). $7 supply fee due at first class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor: Dave Clarke Mora DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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1/9-1/30 Tue

2:00pm-4:00pm

$122/4

2034

Mah-Jongg Mah-Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. American Mah-Jongg uses a card of standard hands against which all games are played. It requires a very small amount of time to learn but results in hours of enjoyment laced with a lot of mental stimulation. For a fun experience come and enjoy a supportive environment where you will learn to play one step at a time. $9 supply fee due at first class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall Instructor: Elizabeth Fraga DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/9-1/30 Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

$43/4

2021

2/6-2/27 Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm

$43/4

2023

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Adults 50+

Adult

SPORTS

Gymnasium RENTALS

Volleyball leagues

Tice Valley, Foothill and Walnut Creek Intermediate gymnasiums

Adult Volleyball Leagues

are available for public and private rentals. Book your special events (basketball/volleyball, practices) with us. For further information call the Tice Gym rental line at (925) 256-3560.

(925) 943-5899 x2426

Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s To request a registration winter packet or for questions about the adult volleyball leagues, email Wes Allnutt at

Fall/Winter Basketball Leagues Adult Basketball Leagues

(925) 943-5899 x2426 Sunday 5-on-5

Fall/winter leagues are currently in progress. To request a

Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@ walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers as we do not place individuals on teams.

registration packet for spring Sunday night 5-on-5 or for questions about the adult basketball leagues, email Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@walnut-creek.org. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a free agents list by emailing Wes Allnutt at Allnutt@

Turf & Dog Park Hotline (925) 256-3574

walnut-creek.org. Free agents list is distributed to team managers

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

as we do not place individuals on teams.

for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park.

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adult Drop-In sports

Sport/Fitness Groups

Drop-In Badminton

Continental Little League (925) 210-6141

Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log on to www.continentalbaseball.com for information.

Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium Tice Court 1 Instructor:

CYO Sports

DATES

DAY

TIME

CR#

1/8-3/9

Mon Wed Fri

9:00am-12:00pm

2469

Drop-In Basketball

Jazzercise (925) 357-8667

Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium Tice Court 1 Instructor: DATES DAY TIME

CR#

Mon-Thu: 9am; 6:15pm. Friday: 9am; 5:45pm Sat: 8:30am; Sun 9am

Drop-In Pickleball Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium Tice Court 2 Instructor: DAY

1/8-3/9

MonWedThur

1/12-3/9 Fri

TIME

CR#

9:00am-1:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm

2483 2484

Drop-In Volleyball Fridays Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium Tice Court 1 Instructor: DATES DAY TIME

1/12-3/9 Fri

CR#

7:00pm-10:00pm 2486

Drop-In Volleyball Tuesdays Location: Tice Valley Gymnasium Tice Court 2 Instructor: DATES DAY TIME

1/9-3/6 Tue

CR#

9:00am-12:00pm 2485

Class is designed for all fitness levels and ages, with high- and low-impact options. Classes are ongoing. Registration is taken by Jazzercise anytime. Location : Tice Valley Gym.

1/8-3/9 MonFri 12:00pm-3:00pm 2482

DATES

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

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

Odyssey/VIP is a volleyball instructional program designed for 5th – 8th grade girls to learn or enhance their game. Email OdysseyVball@astound.net for more information. Walnut Creek Adult Softball, Inc. (925) 943-1955

WCASI Provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more information, go to www.wcasi.org. Walnut Creek Little League (925) 806-8242

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

This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old. Log on to www.wcyfmarauders.com. Walnut Creek Soccer Club (925) 407-5662

The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18. For information, visit www.wcsc.org. Walnut Creek Youth Athletic Association (925) 933-4884

WCYAA offers recreational sports for boys and girls in grades K-11, including basketball, t-ball/baseball and summer soccer. Go to www.wcyaa.com for information.

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Technology & Business

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NEW | Tech Buddies: Creating a Photo Book with Shutterfly Learn how to transform the pictures you’ve been taking on your phone/tablet into a beautiful printed photo book of memories using the digital photo website, Shutterfly. This class covers the basics of creating a custom photo book and how to open a free account. The instructor will contact you prior to class to walk you through creating a digital folder of pictures for your photo book. Bring your Windows PC or Apple Mac laptop to class. Prerequisite: basic computer/internet skills Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor: Martha Strizich DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/6

Tue

1:00pm-4:00pm $53/1

2183

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Tech Buddies: iPad for Beginners Learn all about your iPad in a small group setting and get your individual questions answered by the instructor. In the first meeting we’ll review the iPad’s features and capabilities and practice performing basic tasks using its controls, commands, switches and buttons. In the second meeting we’ll explore what you can actually do with your iPad, from taking and sharing photos to searching the web to organizing your life. Finally, we’ll discuss the world of apps, looking at some popular apps such as iBooks and Maps, and discovering how to find good apps that match your interests. Handouts included. Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor: Martha Strizich DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

A dult

1/11-1/18 Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

3/1-3/8 Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm $78/2

$78/2

2178 2179

NEW | Tech Buddies: All about iPhones If you have an iPhone but want to learn more this hands-on class is for you. We’ll begin with the basics – how to use your iPhone’s buttons, controls, commands, and Settings app. Then we’ll look at how to make and take phone calls, send and receive text messages and manage your contacts. Finally, we’ll discuss some of the iPhone’s built-in apps such as Siri, Calendar, Clock and Maps. Bring to class your iPhone, Passcode, and Apple ID and password. Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

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2/15-2/22 Thu

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Introduction to Social Media Workshop Want to impress your adult children and ‘wow’ your grand-kids? Come learn 2-3 cool tricks on Social Media. This is an introductory workshop for Heroes, Headlines, and Hype: Social Media for Seniors. Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor: Jacquelyn Marshall DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/10

Wed

10:30am-12:00pm $10/1

2048

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Heroes, Headlines, and Hype: Social Media for Seniors

A dult

NEW | Tech Buddies: Intermediate iPad We will start with an overview of some of the iPad’s most useful built-in apps, such as Notes, Calendar and iBooks. Then we’ll delve deeper into the world of apps – you’ll learn your way around the App Store, discover some great apps for organizing, educating and entertainment, and learn how to find apps that match your interests. Other topics covered will include iCloud, organizing and sharing photos, and Safari. Pre-requisite: iPad for Beginners. Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

Social media drives so much of the public conversation these days. Don’t be left out of the dialogue with family and friends, especially your grandchildren. Connect with others, stay current on hot topics of the day and learn new skills. In this class you will become familiar with major social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram) and valuable web sites targeted to seniors. Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room Instructor: Jacquelyn Marshall DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/17-2/7 Wed

10:30am-12:00pm $48/4

2049

2/14-3/7 Wed

10:30am-12:00pm $48/4

2050

Instructor: Martha Strizich DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/25-2/1 Thu

1:00pm-3:00pm

$78/2

2180

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NEW | Tech Buddies: Using the Internet to Plan your Dream Trip

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NEW | Tech Buddies: Tips and Tricks for Using Safari If you own an iPad or MacBook you’re probably using Apple’s built-in web browser, Safari, to search the web. But did you know Safari has other powerful capabilities you can use? Come to this three-hour hands-on class and discover tips for getting the most out of Safari. You’ll learn about setting Safari’s toolbars to suit your working style, managing tabs, and using bookmarks and favorites to stay organized. Bring your iPad or MacBook to class. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Location: Civic Park Community Center Conference Room

This class will discuss the wide selection of internet travel tools and resources available today and walk you through the process of planning an unforgettable trip! You’ll learn where to find travel information and inspiration that fits your travel style, and how to research destinations that match your interests and budget. We’ll discuss the best internet travel sites to find deals on airfare, car rentals and other transportation services, and book lodging anywhere in the world, and much more! Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall Instructor: Martha Strizich DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/27-3/6 Tue

6:00pm-8:00pm

$63/2

2217

Instructor: Martha Strizich DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/13 Thu 1:00pm-4:00pm $53/1

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Adults 50+ Programs

AARP Driver Safety Program

Crab Feed If you love crab, you’ll LOVE this evening. All you can eat CRAB, pasta, salad, French bread and dessert. A delicious fundraising dinner for the benefit of the Walnut Creek Senior Club. Dining, dancing, fun with family and friends; what more could you ask for? Call (925) 943-5851 for more information or to purchase tickets. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

This course is designed for drivers age 50 and older to help update driving skills and knowledge of the rules and hazards of the road. Learn about normal age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate. Sign-up is available in person one month prior to the class date. The Refresher course is for those who have taken the 8-hour course within the last 4 years. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information or to register for class. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES DAY TIME Fee

2/27 Tue

12:00pm-4:45pm $20

DATES DAY TIME Fee

AARP Tax-Aide

1/13 Sat 5:30pm-8:30pm $45

Valentine Tea Don your hats and gloves, and join us for a lovely midday cup of tea, entertainment and delicious goodies to delight your taste buds. Traditional scones, tea sandwiches, biscuits, cakes, Devonshire cream and jam are just a sampling of the tasty morsels we’ll enjoy. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. For tickets call (925) 943-5851. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

The AARP Tax-Aide program was created to help low and middleincome taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and over, prepare and file their income tax returns with the IRS, free of charge. Locations are equipped to file your return electronically, allowing you to receive your refund much faster. The program is designed to serve and file simple tax returns. If your tax return is relatively complex you will be advised to seek professional tax assistance. Call (925) 943-5851 to make a tax preparation appointment at the Civic Park Community Center. Appointments required.

DATES DAY TIME Fee

Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge

2/9

DATES DAY TIME Fee

Fri

11:00am-1:00pm $10

2/1-4/12 Thu

Friday Social Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $5.00. Lunch reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by calling (925) 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to attend. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/26, 2/16, 3/23

Fri

9:00am-3:00pm

Free

No Tax Aide 4/5

11:00am-12:45pm

$5

Bazaar Group This is a great drop-in opportunity to learn or share craft ideas while socializing with others and fundraising for the Club. Projects include a variety of crafts from decorative painting to crocheting to anything you’d like to explore. This is a group of fun-loving members who welcome newcomers. Materials for projects are provided and items created are sold in the display case and at the Annual Holiday Boutique. Call (925) 943-5851 for more information. Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room DATES DAY TIME

Pancake Breakfast

1/3-3/7 Wed

Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the 1st Sunday of each month and is open to everyone. This popular community event plays host to families large and small, grandparents and friends alike. We stop serving at 11:45 am, so be sure to come early! Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/7, 3/4 Sun

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9:00am-3:00pm

Bowling Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm.


Adults 50+ Bingo

Cycling Club

Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Cards are sold separately for each session for $1 each. Paper games are also played and are 25 cents for each square. This is a great activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged, as well as having fun with friends.

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.

Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room DATES DAY TIME

1/4-3/8 Thu

12:45pm-2:45pm

Bridge Open bridge for experienced players and those for haven’t played recently. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play.

Deaf Seniors’ Club Deaf seniors from all over the Bay Area gather to enjoy informative speakers, table and card games, and parties. For information call California Relay Services VOICE 1-800-735-2922 or TTY by calling 1-800-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 9435851. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES DAY TIME

1/3-3/7 Wed

9:30am-4:00pm

Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/7-3/4 Sun

12:30pm-4:00pm $1

1/2-3/6 Tue

12:15pm-4:00pm $1

1/2-3/6 Tue

8:45am-12:00pm $1

Card Making Workshop Come and learn new techniques for card making in this fun and easy workshop. Pre-registration required. Register at the Civic Park Community Center. Call (925) 943-5851 for questions. Please bring a pair of scissors and glue. All other supplies included.

Hooked on Books If you love to read, enjoy talking about the books you’ve read and want to spend time with others just like you, then this is a great group to join. A wonderful club member, volunteer and avid reader has stepped forward to coordinate this program. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month to discuss our reading selections. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/2 Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm $1 2/6 Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm $1 3/6 Tue 1:00pm-3:00pm $1

Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES

DAY

TIME

Fee

1/29, 2/26, 3/26 Mon 9:00am-11:00am $10

Hot Meals

Club 55 Skiers

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years is welcome. Call (925) 280-7310 from 10am to Noon one day ahead for a reservation. Suggested donation is $2.

Enjoy mid-week rates, short lines and best of all, no driving! Weekly ski trips are scheduled for Wednesdays, weather permitting. We meet at Heather Farm Community Center at the large parking lot near the duck pond at 5:30 a.m. and return approximately at 6:30 p.m. To sign up for Club 55 contact Roger Lamm at rogerlamm@gmail.com.

Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall DATES DAY TIME

1/2-3/9 Mon-Fri 12:00pm-1:00pm No Hot Meals 1/15, 2/19

Investment Discussion Group Creakers Softball Join our “Over 50” softball program. Call Russ Mowrer at (925) 935-8373. Fee is $75/year.

All those interested in the market and investments are encouraged to join the investment discussion group to share experiences and insight with others. Visitors are welcome any time. No investing, this is purely a discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/16, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17

Tue

1:30pm-3:00pm

$1

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Adults 50+ Let’s Sing

Pinochle

Love to sing songs from the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s and enjoy Broadway show tunes. Join the fun and receive some vocal instruction and have the opportunity to either sing as part of the group or, if you would like, occasionally lead the group in song. Short solo or duets are also available. Singing can lift your spirits and provide a sense of physical and mental well-being. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Lyrics are provided. Volunteer coordinator: Robin Wolf

Join a great group of card-playing men and women for a fun afternoon. All ability levels are welcome including those who want to learn how to play. Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/8-3/5 Mon

12:00pm-3:30pm $1

Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

Screentime

DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/5-3/9 Fri

1:30pm-3:00pm $1

Mah-Jongg Drop-In Come and play American Mah-Jongg with us! Both experienced and new learners are welcome. Players are encouraged to bring their Mah-Jongg sets.

Enjoy watching feature-length films which are followed by a discussion. You’ll view a variety of films featuring biographies, musical programs, history, and documentaries. Your volunteer coordinator is happy to stay for an informal discussion afterwards with any members of the audience who wish to share their thoughts and ideas about that day’s program. Meets the second Monday of the month. Location: Civic Park Community Center

Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall

DATES

DAY TIME

DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/15, 2/12, 3/12

Mon

1/9-3/6 Tue

1:00pm-3:00pm

1:00pm-4:00pm $2

Sing-A-Long

Marathon Bridge Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. Preregistration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required. Please contact Barbara Meyer at (925) 689-3591.

If you love to sing in the shower and the idea of singing for fun sounds attractive, then this is the group for you! Meet once each week to sing your favorite songs from the past including movies, musicals, and more. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge

Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose

DATES DAY TIME Fee

Room

1/5-3/9 Fri

9:30am-11:00am $1

DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/5-3/9 Fri

12:00pm-4:00pm $15

Snappy Cats

Movie Matinee Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your $1.00 admission includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited.

Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall DATES DAY TIME

1/5-3/9 Fri

9:30am-11:00am

Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2

Mon

:00pm-3:00pm

$1

Join other tennis players every Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm at Larkey Park for a fun morning of tennis. This is an ongoing program and open to all adults over 50.

Petanque Learn to play this French game that’s a cross between bocce ball and horseshoes. It’s fun and easy, and no experience is required. Meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Location: Civic Park Community Center back patio DATES DAY TIME Fee

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Tennis

2:00pm-4:00pm

$1

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Adults 50+ Trivia Fan-Fanatics

Insurance Counseling

Do you enjoy the challenge of playing trivia? Want to have a good laugh and 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 activity so no registration is required. Your hosts will be Bob and Cindy Mohler.

Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:30-3:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment. Long Term Care counseling available at the WCSC.

Location: Civic Park Community Center Social Hall

Office of Aging

DATES DAY TIME Fee

Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1 (800) 510-2020.

1/3, 2/7, 3/7

Wed

2:00pm-4:00pm

$1

Walking Buddies Enjoy the company of friends and exercise at the same time. The Tuesday group is for all walkers on local trails for one to 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 coordinator. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lobby DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/2-3/6 Tue

8:15am-12:00pm $1

1/4-3/8 Thu

8:15am-12:00pm $1

Adults 50+ Resources Bus Passes County Connection bus passes are available at the reception desk. Check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection).

Care Management The Care Manager can help you with a variety of senior resources, services and information on senior topics. Care Management appointments are available at the Civic Park Community Center the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00am-11:30am. Call (925) 943-5851 to schedule your appointment. Spanish or Cantonese appointments can be accommodated upon request.

Senior Legal Services Senior Legal Services are available by appointment the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for your appointment.

Senior Peer Counseling Senior peer counseling is available for individual one-on-one, 45-minute counseling sessions the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm. Call (925) 943-5851 for an appointment.

Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call (925) 933-1434 from 9:00am-10:00am the day before you need a ride. For Monday reservations, please call the Friday before. Service runs Monday through Friday from 9:15am to 11:30am and from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. (Please note: due to Wednesday reservations having limited availability, we encourage you to make your medical appointments on most other days of the week.) Please call (925) 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

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.

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.

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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

Specialized Recreation

Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, 16 yrs & up

where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. Benefits include a monthly newsletter which keeps members up-to-date on special events, classes, a variety of special interest drop-in activities, services and travel opportunities. For JanuaryDecember, annual dues are only $12. Club members enjoy discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, access to 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 join, come by Civic Park Community Center between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Mon-

Adaptive Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Joline Sewell for this specially designed cardio program for special needs. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/22-3/26 Mon

5:30pm-6:15pm

$57/9

2618

No class 2/19

day - Friday, or call (925) 943-5851 for more information.

Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info Mondays Pinochle: 12:00pm–3:30pm, Multipurpose Room Movie Matinee: 1:00pm–3:00pm, Lounge* Screentime: 12:30pm-2:30pn, Lounge*

5 yrs & up

Adaptive Martial Arts/Karate Join martial arts master Sensei Preston Jones for this great adaptive martial arts/karate program for special needs. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/25-3/29 Thu

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, Assembly Hall

Wednesdays Bazaar Group: 9:00am–3:00pm, Multipurpose Room Trivia Fan-Atics: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Conference Room*

Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:15am, Lobby

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-11:00am, Lounge

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Adaptive Yoga Join yoga instructor Kristen Stewart for this specially designed yoga program for special needs. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/24-3/28 Wed

6:00pm-6:45pm

$63/10

2620

16 YRS & UP

Adaptive Art Studio with NIAD Art Center Walnut Creek Specialized Recreation is pleased to announce a partnership with Richmond’s NIAD Art Center. In this new pilot program, two NIAD teachers will lead special classes in stamp making and mixed media on paper. These six-week courses will culminate with an exhibition of finished works at Civic Park Community Center.

Marathon Bridge: 12:00pm-4:00pm, Multipurpose Room

SUNDAY

If you’re not sure which you like to do better – draw, paint or cut – our Mixed Media class is for you. It’s also a super way to learn some new techniques. Using a variety of papers, acrylic paints and inks, and other re-cycled materials (like patterns, maps and

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$63/10

16 yrs & up

Thursdays Bingo: 12:45pm–2:45pm, Multipurpose Room

5:30pm-6:15pm

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Mixed Media


Specialized Recreation illustrations), participants are encouraged to work intuitively and imaginatively to create amazing collages.

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Dinner Club-Main Street Kitchen Location: Civic Park Community Center Lobby - Civic Park

Stamp Making There is more than one way to work on paper. And stamps are a terrific way to create multiples or unique pieces. Participants will use their own drawings – animals, people, landscapes, geometric designs, or words -- as the basis for the creation of hand-carved rubber stamps. The finished stamps can be a variety of sizes and are used to create unique images on hand colored papers or repeated like wallpaper. Participants will keep their stamps and creations.   For more than 30 years, NIAD Art Center has helped artists with disabilities create and sell their art. Work from their artists is in numerous private and public art collections as well various museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Studio Museum of Harlem and the Legion of Honor. Wondering what NIADʼs acronym stands for? Nurturing Independence through Artistic Development. Location: Civic Park Community Center Multipurpose Room

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/17 Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm $38/1

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Dinner Club-Jack’s Urban Eats Location: Civic Park Community Center Lobby - Civic Park DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/21 Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm $38/1

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Dinner Club-The Original Hick’ry Pit Location: Civic Park Community Center Lobby - Civic Park DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

3/21 Wed 5:45pm-8:30pm $38/1

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sPeCialiZed reCreation saturday triPs

Ages Dates Day Time Fee/Sessions CR#

16-21

1/28- 3/4 Sunday 9-12

$90/6

3585

22+

1/28- 3/4 Sunday 1-4

$90/6

3584

sPeCialiZed reCreation danCes Join us for merriment and music as we celebrate the season with song and dance. Each month our Friday dance will be hosted at a different location. Please arrange for drop off and pick up at the location of the dance. All dances are $7 at the door. Location: Pleasant Hill Senior Center DATES DAY TIME Fee

1/12

Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm

$7

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Lafayette Reservoir Hike & Picnic Leap into spring with a beautiful walk around the Lafayette Reservoir and then take a leisurely break to enjoy your favorite picnic lunch. After lunch those who are most adventurous can join staff for a second walk around the reservoir and see how many different plant life they can identify. Bring a picnic sack lunch. Price includes transportation, water and a picnic treat. Drop off and pick up at Civic Park Community Center. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lobby - Civic Park DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

3/24 Sat

10:00am-2:00pm $15/1

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Location: Concord Senior Center DATES DAY TIME Fee

2/9 Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm $7

LOCATION: Pleasant Hill Senior Center DATES DAY TIME Fee

3/9 Fri

7:00pm-9:00pm $7

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Bowling & Pizza Spend the morning bowling at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord and enjoy a pizza lunch at Mountain Mike’s. Price includes transportation, bowling, shoes and lunch.

sPeCialiZed reCreation dinner Club

Location: Civic Park Community Center Lobby

Join us as we tour the Bay Area to sample foods of various cultures. Walnut Creek is home to some of the best restaurants in the area and we’ll take the opportunity to try as many as we can. Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited to the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist each participant with their meal and beverage selection. Drop off and pick-up from the Civic Park Community Center. Price includes dinner, gratuity and transportation.

1/13 Sat

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

9:30am-2:00pm $35/1

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Specialized Recreation

AQUATICS

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Art with Anh This wonderful artistic experience will result in a masterpiece of your creation. You will be directed through the technique and process that will give you a work of art that you can cherish for a lifetime. Price includes all art supplies and instruction. Location: Civic Park Community Center Assembly Hall DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

3/10 Sat

10:00am-2:00pm $25/1

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YEAR-ROUND FACILITY AND SWIMMING PROGRAMS CLARKE SWIM CENTER Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5856 • Heated pools open year-round

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• Olympic size, 20-lane lap pool

Lamplighters Musical Theatre “The Gondoliers” A pair of handsome Gondoliers suddenly become kings and humor and exuberance abound as they attempt to adjust to their new social status. The Gondoliers is an exuberant, happy valentine, wrapped in some of Gilbert Sullivan’s most tuneful music with his usual brilliant wit and groundbreaking lyrics alongside a lovely, lilting score. Running time: 2hrs. 50min. Price includes transportation and tickets. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lobby - Civic Park

• Certified Professional Lifeguards on duty • Heated changing rooms and showers • Seasonal diving pool with 1- meter diving board • Seasonal children’s pool • Seasonal In-water Inflatable obstacle courses • Shaded lounge area(s) • Rentable shaded picnic/party area • Rentable classroom • Vending machines • Learn to Swim/enhance swimming skills & Water Safety Certification courses available

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

2/10 Sat

12:30pm-5:30pm $58/1

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WEEKEND HOURS

November 24. December 26

Lindsay Wildlife Experience From the Wildlife Hospital Behind the Scenes to the Raptor Redwood Grove, there are many things to see at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience. After a wonderful tour we will enjoy our sack lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Larkey Park. Price includes transportation and museum admission. Bring a sack lunch. Location: Civic Park Community Center Lobby - Civic Park DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

1/27 Sat

10:30am-2:00pm $20/1

2652

January 2, 2018 Additional dates: TBD

LARKEY PARK SWIM CENTER Located by the Lindsay Wildlife Experience 2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek (925) 943-5861 • Newly renovated 25yr x 25m heated pool • 1 meter diving board • Outdoor showers

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• Certified professional Lifeguards on duty

Movie Fest

• Renovated locker rooms with added amenities

Please join us for two entertaining films and popcorn. Movie titles will be determined at a later date. Appropriate for all ages. Price includes two movies and popcorn. Bring a sack lunch.

DATES DAY TIME Fee/Sessions CR#

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• Rentable Covered Party Area • Family changing/restroom • Shaded lounge area(s)

Location: Civic Park Community Center Lounge 2/24 Sat

• All Abilities Splash Ground with play deck and slides (seasonal)

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Aquatics

Recreational Swimming

Admission Fees

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

Everyone entering the facility must pay an admission fee.

Horseplay is not permitted. Swimming instruction of any kind is

No refunds

prohibited.

Daily Admission Fees

Clarke Swim Center

One time entrance - no in/out privileges.

Current - June 10, 2018

Children (6 and Under)

50 meter pool only; Sat-Sun, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Youth (7-17)

$4.50

Adults (18 & older)

$6.00

Lap Swim (13yrs & older)

$6.00

Lap/Fitness Swim

$3.50

Discount 15 Swim Passes Valid for 1 year. No refunds.

All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to accommodate more swimmers. Swimming instruction of any kind is prohibited.

Children (6 and under) $45.00 Age (7-17) $60.00 Age (18 & older) $73.50 Lap Swim (13yrs & Older) $73.50

FITNESS SWIM (13yrs & older) Clarke Swim Center

Lap Swim/Fitness Center DISCOUNT Monthly Pass

Current – June 10, 2018

Monthly (based on 30 days) $65.00

Monday - Friday

6 Month

(based on 182 days) $375.00

Annual

(based on 357 days) $714.00

5:30am - 4:00pm

Monday - Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm Saturday - Sunday

11:00am - 4:00pm

FAMILY FITNESS SWIM 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

Current - June 10, 2018 Saturday - Sunday 12:00 am - 4:00 pm All participants ages 7-17 must be accompanied by a swimming adult (18 and 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 Location : Clarke Swim Center $66/12-class punch ticket (valid 2 years) or drop-in $7

Deep Water Classes: Mon/Wed/Fri

Competitive Programs Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a yearround U.S.S. (United States Swimming) competitive program. Head Coach: Mike Heaney, www.walnutcreekaquabears.org (925) 939-5990

8:00am & 9:00am

Registration Information Registration begins Dec 6 Online: www.walnutcreekrec.org Fax to: (925) 938-7529 Walk-in: Clarke Swim Center (weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm) Mail to: City of Walnut Creek, Attn: Aquatics Registration,

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team

301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598.

Our Masters (ages 19-90) team is one of the finest and most fun in the

No phone-in aquatics registrations please!

country, providing a competitive swimming program and structured fitness program for adults of ALL abilities. *Drop-in: try any practice $8 (register at front counter). See team website for membership and practice times. Head Coach: Kerry O’Brien, www.swim4wc.org, (925) 280-5421

Registration form on page 89

Aquatics Refunds Refunds, minus a $10 service charge, are allowed up to 7 days prior to the first class. If cancelation is within 7 days of the

Walnut Creek Aquanuts Synchronized Swim Team

The Walnut Creek Aquanuts is one of the most acclaimed teams in international synchronized swimming and home of Olympic champions. The Aquanuts provide a year-round program for all ages and abilities. Head Coach: Kim Probst , www.aquanuts.org, (925) 934-4792

class start date, a swim center credit minus the $10 service charge, good for 1 year, may be issued. We do not give refunds for weather or lack of participation. No refunds or credits will be issued once the class has ended. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury, contact Karen Heaston-Martin immediately at: Heaston@walnut-creek.org or (925) 943-5899 Ext. 2438. Transfers between classes may only be done if space allows. $10 service

Walnut Creek Swim Club (WCSC)

WCSC is one of the oldest and finest recreational swim teams in the county celebrating our 53rd year. We pride ourselves in creating an atmosphere where not only do swimmers improve but there is great family fun for everyone! www.walnutcreekswimclub.org, director@walnutcreekswimclub.org Head Coach: Vicky Dewey

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Aquatics

Certification Courses American Red Cross Lifeguard Training This course will provide participants with the following skills and

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING REVIEW COURSE

certifications to become a certified lifeguard: lifeguarding, first aid,

This course is designed for individuals that hold current

CPR-FPR, and AED training (oxygen admin. optional).

certifications in Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED which will expire

• Participants must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate.

soon (before this spring or summer 2017) who need to renew their certifications before they expire in half the time as a regular certification course. Participation in class does not constitute automatic renewal of certification. Must pass all written and

• Must be 15 years old by the last day of class. • Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

practical exams to earn certificate. Must provide proof of current certification.

Location Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

Location Classroom, Clarke Swim Center

FEE $213/ (Includes books & certification)

Class 37365

Sat-Tue

9:30am – 5:30pm

11/18-11/21

Class 37366

Wed-Sat

9:30am-5:30pm

12/27-12/30

Class 2561

Sat/Sun

9:30am-5:30pm

3/10-3/18

Class 2562

Tue-Fri

9:30am-5:30pm

4/3-4/6

Year Round Employment Opportunities Walnut Creek Aquatics is NOW HIRING for Winter, Spring & Summer 2018.

FEE $100: (includes Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED certification cards)

Class 2563

Sat/Sun

9:30am-5:30pm

3/17-3/18

Class 2564

Thu/Fri

9:30am-5:30pm

4/5-4/6

Youth Programs YOUTH COMPETITIVE SWIM & STROKE CLASS Sessions are designed with the summer-recreational swim team swimmer in mind. Instruction includes each of the four competitive strokes and their associated turns, skills and drills.

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

This course reviews County Swim Meet stroke and turn and

and support staff. We accept American Red Cross Lifeguard

eligibility for 2018. Classes are taught by USA Walnut Creek

Training Certificates or Ellis & Associates International

Aquabears (WCAB) swim team coaches.

Lifeguarding Certificates. Desirable candidates must enjoy the water, outdoors, and children, and possess a current lifeguarding certificate. For more information please call (925) 943-5859. For an application visit our web site at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or come to Clarke Swim Center in Heather Farm Park. We will

Instructor : Russel Mikuni (WCAB coaching staff) Location Clarke Swim Center $143: 8 classes

Dates

Days

Ages 6-8 4:00-4:40pm

Ages 9-14 4:40-5:20pm

2/5 – 2/28 2/6 – 3/1 3/5 – 3/28 3/6 – 3/29

Mon/Wed Tue/Thu Mon/Wed Tue/Thu

2565 2566 2567 2568

2569 2570 2571 2572

accept applications until all positions are full.

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WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER HEATHER FARM PARK, 1751 HEATHER DRIVE • WWW.LifetimeActivities.COM • (925) 945-0105 • Registration begins December 5, 2016 • Office hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm • Register on line at www.LifetimeActivities.com or in the•office. • We offer two Winter Sessions that run for five weeks each.

Winter Adult Tennis

ADULT TENNIS CLASSES (16 & older) Sessions are 5 weeks long • Target ratio is 6:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non-Resident • *Six-Week Session Level Cardio Cardio Cardio Cardio Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Intermediate/Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Advanced Adult Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Late Night Drill Backhand/Net Game Backhand/Net Game Doubles Strategy Doubles Strategy Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play Mixed Drill & Play Serve & Return Serve & Return Ladies 3.5+ Ladies Drill & Play Men’s Advanced Drill Men’s 3.5+ Super Seniors 55+ Specialty Shot

Day Monday Wednesday Friday Sunday Monday Monday Thursday Saturday Sunday Monday Monday Thursday Thursday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Monday Wednesday Tuesday Tuesday Friday Saturday Saturday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Saturday

Time 8:30-9:30am 7:00-8:00pm 9:00-10:00am 8:00-9:00am 9:30-11:00am 7:30-9:00pm 9:00-10:00am 11:00-12:00pm 11:30-1:00pm 11:00-12:30pm 7:30-9:00pm 10:00-11:30am 6:30-8:00pm 2:00-3:00pm 6:00-7:30pm 7:30-9:00pm 9:00-10:30am 6:30-8:00pm 12:00-1:00pm 8:00-9:00am 4:00-5:30pm 10:30-11:30am 10:00-11:00am 1:00-2:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 9:00-10:00pm 11:00-12:00pm 3:00-4:00pm 6:00-7:30pm 8:00-9:00pm 11:00-12:30pm 6:00-7:30pm 10:00-11:00am 12:30-1:30pm 3:00-4:00pm 6:30-8:00pm 8:00-9:00pm 8:00-10:00pm 8:00-10:00pm 10:00-11:00am 1:30-3:00pm

Session 1 1/8-2/5 1/10-2/7 1/5-2/2 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5 1/8-2/5 1/4-2/1 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5 1/8-2/5 1/4-2/1 1/4-2/1 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5 1/9-2/6 1/10-2/7 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/10-2/7 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/8-2/5 1/9-2/6 1/10-2/7 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/8-2/5 1/10-2/7 1/9-2/6 1/9-2/6 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/6-2/3 1/10-2/7 1/10-2/7 1/4-2/1 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3

Fee $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $180R/$198NR $180R/$198NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR

Dec 26,27 Dec 27,29

$72R/$79NR $72R/$79NR

Session 2 2/12-3/12 2/14-3/14 2/9-3/16* 2/11-3/18* 2/12-3/12 2/12-3/12 2/8-3/15* 2/10-3/17* 2/11-3/18* 2/12-3/12 2/12-3/12 2/8-3/15* 2/8-3/15* 2/11-3/18* 2/12-3/12 2/13-3/13 2/14-3/14 2/8-3/15* 2/9-3/16* 2/10-3/17* 2/11-3/18* 2/14-3/14 2/10-3/17* 2/11-3/18* 2/12-3/12 2/13-3/13 2/14-3/14 2/9-3/16* 2/10-3/17* 2/12-3/12 2/14-3/14 2/13-3/13 2/8-3/15* 2/9-3/16* 2/10-3/17* 2/10-3/17* 2/14-3/14 2/14-3/14 2/8-3/15* 2/8-3/15* 2/9-3/16* 2/10-3/17*

Fee $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$179NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $162R/$179NR $162R/$179NR $108R/$119NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $135R/$149NR $162R/$179NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$179NR $90R/$99NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $135R/$149NR $162R/$179NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $108R/$119NR $135R/$149NR $90R/$99NR $216R/$238NR $216R/$238NR $108R/$119NR $162R/$179NR

Adult Holiday Tennis Camps Target ratio is 6:1 Adult Holiday Camp Adult Holiday Camp

Tues & Thurs Wed & Fri

7:00-9:00pm 9:00-11:00am

adult PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 16 & Older)

Session I runs for 5 Weeks, Session II runs

for 6 Weeks • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Target ratio is 8:1 Adult Beginning Adult Advanced Beginning Match Play & Strategy

Thurs or Fri Thurs or Fri Thurs or Fri

9:00-10:00am 10:00-11:00am 11:00-12:00pm

1/4-2/2 1/4-2/2 1/4-2/2

youth PICKLEBALL at RUDGEAR PARK COURTS (Ages 7-15)

$50R/$55NR $50R/$55NR $50R/$55NR

2/8-3/16* 2/8-3/16* 2/8-3/16*

$60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

Session I runs for 5 Weeks, Session II runs for 6 Weeks

• R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Target ratio is 8:1 Level Youth Beginning Youth Intermediate

Day Friday Friday

Time 4:00-5:00pm 5:00-6:00pm

Session 1 1/5-2/2 1/5-2/2

Fee $50R/$55NR $50R/$55NR

Session 2 2/9-3/16* 2/9-3/16*

Fee $60R/$66NR $60R/$66NR

Private Pickleball Lessons: $80 for group of 4 people (1 hour). Single private lessons $45 (45 min) or $249 for a 6-pack. Please call for details. Registration: Online at lifetimeactivities.com or in person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center. For more information, Please Call: (925) 945-0105 80

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Tennis

Winter Youth Tennis LITTLE TENNIS & ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT (Ages 4-6) Sessions are 5 weeks long • Target ratio is 5:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *Six-Week Session Level Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis Little Tennis

Day Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

Time 5:15-6:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 3:15-4:00pm 8:30-9:15am 9:15-10:00am 9:15-10:00am 2:00-2:45pm

Session 1 1/9-2/6 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/7-2/4

Fee $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR $75R/$83NR

Session 2 2/13-3/13 2/8-3/15* 2/9-3/16* 2/10-3/17* 2/10-3/17* 2/11-3/18* 2/11-3/18*

Fee $75R/$83NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR $90R/$99NR

Session 2 2/12-3/12 2/14-3/14 2/8-3/15* 2/9-3/16* 2/10-3/17* 2/10-3/17* 2/10-3/17* 2/11-3/18*

Fee $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

LITTLE RALLYER (Ages 6-9) Sessions are 5 weeks long • Target ratio is 5:1 • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *Six-Week Session Level Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer Little Rallyer

Day Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:00pm 3:00-4:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 3:30-4:30pm 9:00-10:00am 10:00-11:00am 4:00-5:00pm 3:00-4:00pm

Session 1 1/8-2/5 1/10-2/7 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/6-2/3 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4

Fee $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR

INTRO TO TOURNAMENT PLAY (AGES 6-9) Sessions are 5 weeks long • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *Six-Week Session Must sign up for at least 2 days offered per session • Class is invitation only by tennis instructor • No online enrollment Level Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Play Intro to Tournament Pay

Day Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Time 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 4:00-5:00pm 11:30-12:30pm 11:30-12:30pm

Session 1 1/8-2/5 1/10-2/7 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4

Fee $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR

Session 2 2/12-3/12 2/14-3/14 2/9-3/16* 2/10-3/17* 2/11-3/18*

Fee $100R/$110NR $100R/$110NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR $120R/$132NR

YOUTH TENNIS (Ages 7-15) Sessions are 5 weeks long • Target ratio is 8:1 unless otherwise indicated • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • *Six-Week Session Level Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (7-12) Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1 Youth Tennis - Beg/Inter (10-15) 4:1

Day Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Sunday

Time 5:00-6:30pm 4:30-6:00pm 10:00-11:30am 1:30-3:00pm 10:00-11:30am 6:00-7:00pm 7:00-8:00pm 12:00-1:00pm 5:00-6:00pm 1:00-2:00pm

Session 1 1/4-2/1 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4 1/10-2/7 1/10-2/7 1/6-2/3 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4

Fee $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $105R/$116NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $105R/$116NR

Session 2 2/8-3/15* 2/9-3/16* 2/10-3/17* 2/10-3/17* 2/11-3/18* 2/14-3/14 2/14-3/14 2/10-3/17* 2/10-3/17* 2/11-3/18*

Fee $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $126R/$139NR $110R/$121NR $110R/$121NR $132R/$146NR $132R/$146NR $132R/$146NR

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TEAMS (Ages 8-15) Sessions are 5 weeks long • R=Resident, NR=Non Resident • Tryout is required for this class • *Six-Week Session Level Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development Jr. Development

Day Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Time 4:00-6:00pm 6:00-8:00pm 4:00-6:00pm 2:00-4:00pm

Session 1 1/10-2/7 1/5-2/2 1/6-2/3 1/7-2/4

Fee $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR $140R/$154NR

Session 2 2/14-3/14 2/9-3/16* 2/10-3/17* 2/11-3/18*

Fee $140R/$154NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR $168R/$185NR

Youth Holiday Tennis Camps Level Little Tennis (ages4-6) (5:1) Little Tennis (ages4-6) (5:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1)

Day M, T, W, TH, F M, T, W, TH, F M, T, W, TH, F M, T, W, TH, F

Time 9:00am-11:00am 11:30am-1:30pm 9:00am-12:00pm 12:30pm-3:30pm

Camp Dec 18-22 Dec 18-22 Dec 18-22 Dec 18-22

Level Little Tennis (ages4-6) (5:1) Little Tennis (ages4-6) (5:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1) Jr. Development (ages 7-15) (8:1)

Day T, W, TH, F T, W, TH, F T, W, TH, F T, W, TH, F

Time 9:00am-11:00am 11:30am-1:30pm 9:00am-12:00pm 12:30pm-3:30pm

Camp Dec 26-29 Dec 26-29 Dec 26-29 Dec 26-29

Fee per Camp $200R/$220NR $200R/$220NR $210R/$231NR $210R/$231NR Camp Fee per Camp Jan 2-5 $160R/$176NR Jan 2-5 $160R/$176NR Jan 2-5 $168R/$185NR Jan 2-5 $168R/$185NR www.LifeTimeActivities.com | (925)945-0105

Registration: Online at lifetimeactivities.com or in person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center. For more information, Please Call: (925) 945-0105

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Open Space

OPEN SPACE

Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of this catalog. Reservations are required for all programs if you are bringing a group of five or more. Pets are not permitted at ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events. Most programs are 1 – 1½ hours in length. Children under 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Rain the day of the program or heavy rain in the days leading up to a program will cancel most programs. Please call the ranger listed for more information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program. Open Space maps are available at ranger stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek.

Howe History Tour Sunday, January 7, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Howe Homestead Park From around the world James Howe lived an amazing life as an Associated Press correspondent before settling in Walnut Creek. Hobbies such as winemaking, smoking meats, and pigeon flutes kept him busy here at “Gopher Gulch Ranch.” We will talk about his amazing history and look at some of the photo displays in the Dutch Kitchen. Reservations are not required and there is no fee but donations are welcome. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

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RANGER LED PROGRAMS

Who Pooped in the Park?

Lime Ridge Hike

Many animals call Lime Ridge home, yet they are rarely seen. How do we know they are here? The signs they leave behind tell us who’s in the park and what they are doing. Join us on a search for scat, tracks and other animal signs in the park. Meet the ranger in the parking lot located at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required and there is no fee for this program but donations are welcome. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521.

Sunday, December 3; 9:00 to 11:30 am, Lime Ridge Open Space Put on your hiking boots and grab some water, a snack and a hat. It’s time to join Ranger Art Janke on a guided hike into incredible Lime Ridge. The trails pass through oak woodlands, grasslands and inland scrub habitats that are home to a great variety of animals. Every month there’s something new to see and share. Meet the ranger at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. Reservations are not required and there is no cost for the program but donations are welcome. For more information contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521. 82

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Sunday, February 4, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Lime Ridge


Open Space Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteer Day in the Open Space Monday January 15, 9:00 to 12:00 noon In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday a day of coming together and improving the community is called for. Join staff for a day of cleaning, planting, refurbishing at our Open Space sites. The location will be determined closer to the time depending on the needs and weather. We will have a variety of jobs for you to choose from for all ages. This is a free program. Registration is required and a volunteer gift will be given. Register by calling Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899 x3521 or by e-mail to janke@ walnut-creek.org.

Celebrating Water (Resource Management Program) Saturday February 24, 9:00 to 11:00am, Bob Pond at the Hanna Grove Picnic Area in Shell Ridge Open Space To show our optimism we’re planning a morning of studying the water resources of Shell Ridge. This is program 1 of a series to explore Open Space management of our natural resources. We will talk about the importance of our water resources to humans, livestock and wildlife species throughout the Open Space. You will get to take part in water quality testing. Rain will not cancel this program and you should dress to possibly get wet. There is a materials fee of $4.00 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Supervising Ranger Nancy Dawson Dollard at (925) 943-5899 x2135 or by e-mail to dollard@walnutcreek.org.

Owl Prowl at Old Borges Ranch Saturday March 31, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Shell Ridge Open Space Join us on our annual owl prowl as we search for the resident owls that live on and around the ranch. We will begin the program with a short presentation in the historic 1903 Carriage Barn, followed by a walk around the ranch and into Shell Ridge Open Space in search of owls and other night time critters.

ON-GOING PROGRAMS Winter Night Hikes in the Open Space Saturday December 2; Wednesday January 31; and Friday March 30 Join Ranger Corri Frazier for a beautiful night hike under a crisp winter full moon. Come check out the really wild Walnut Creek night life. You must make reservation for this program. The time and location will be given out to those who get on the list with Corri at Frazier@walnut-creek.org. Be sure to dress for the weather.

Monthly Bird Walks

Please park in the upper parking lot at Borges Ranch. We will meet in the 1903 Carriage Barn for the short presentation. Remember to bring a flashlight, dress appropriately, and wear sturdy shoes.

Join Ranger Dan Bylin to learn about our local bird life. While we search for birds we will discuss identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirement and other interesting facts about our feathered friends. Be sure to bring binoculars and a small notepad to record your observations. Carry water and a hat, and wear sturdy shoes. Rain cancels birding programs. For more information call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 ext. 2162. See schedule below.

Reservations Required: The program will be limited to 20 people. Please call or email Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899 ext. 2162 or bylin@walnut-creek.org for reservations.

December Walk: Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday, December 9, 9:00 to 11:00 am We will hike into Shell Ridge Open Space and welcome our winter visitors back to our Open Space. Keep your fingers crossed for a spotting of a wintering prairie falcon. Meet in the Old Borges Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge Open Space at 1035 Castle Rock Rd.

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Open Space

January Walk: Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday, January 13, 9:00 to 11:00 am This 1.5 mile hike will take us through grasslands, oak woodlands, and chaparral before we reach the crest of Lime Ridge. Along the way we should see sparrows, birds of the chaparral plant community, and on the ridge top we will have a good chance of spotting soaring raptors. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Rd. in the parking lot to the right of the golf course clubhouse.

February Walk: Shell Ridge Open Space Saturday, February 10, 9:00 to 11:00 am We will explore Borges Ranch for wintering songbirds and raptors, and then search for thrushes, thrashers, and kinglets in the riparian woodlands along Borges Creek. Meet in the Old Borges Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge Open Space at 1035 Castle Rock Rd.

March Walk: Old Borges Ranch Saturday, March 10, 9:00 to 11:00 am Join us as we welcome the Bullock’s orioles back to Borges Ranch for the spring and summer. We will be walking the grounds around the historic Old Borges Ranch and the woodlands around the Hanna Grove Picnic Area in search of our early spring migrants. This is the time of the year when neo-tropical migrants arrive in our area and begin preparing for the breeding season. The orioles usually begin to arrive and start singing in March. Meet in the Old Borges Ranch parking lot in Shell Ridge Open Space at 1035 Castle Rock Rd. 84

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Farm Animal Fun at Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Open Space Saturdays; December 16, February 24, and March 17, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Come on up to Old Borges Ranch and discover what it takes to care for our farm animals. You will get to assist the ranch staff in their daily animal chores and meet some of the Pleasant Hill 4-H members that own and care for the large animals. Help collect the chicken eggs and clean the coop, clean and care for the goats and sheep, and learn how and what we feed all the animals. Come prepared to learn while we work. Be sure to bring your work gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Ranger Dan Bylin at bylin@sbcglobal.net or (925) 943-5899 ext. 2162.

Old Borges Ranch Open “Historic” House in Shell Ridge Open Space Saturdays; December 16, January 27, February 24, and March 17. 1:00 to 3:00 pm Join us at the ranch as we open the Historic Ranch House doors for you to tour at your own pace. Open Space Ranger staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the Borges family and their historic ranch.


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 12 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

3800 Valley Vista Road | Walnut Creek, CA 94598 | www.playboundaryoak.com

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facility rentals

Make the Most of Every Celebration Whether it’s a business meeting, birthday party, or the celebration of a lifetime‌City of Walnut Creek has a facility for you! Choose from a variety of settings and room sizes, all at affordable prices, and bring your own caterer to customize your party. Big or small, we can do it all.

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THREE LARGE VENUES

RECEPTIONS & MORE! WEDDINGS, PARTIES,

• Each over 3,000 square feet

CORPORATE MEETINGS & MORE! • Two locations in unique

facility rentals

park settings • Capacities ranging from 200-300 guests • Facilities include kitchens and on-site parking • No preferred vendor list • Rental fees from $105 to $195/hour

MEETING ROOMS, CLASSROOMS & MORE! • Additional rooms accommodate 15-300 attendees • Projection screens and WiFi at most facilities Our venues can accommodate:

Weddings

• Rental fees from $30 to $105/hour

Birthdays Facility Rental Office Graduations Heather Farm Community Center Retirements

(925) 256-3575

Bat/Bar Mitzvah Parties

rentals@walnut-creek.org

Anniversaries For more information, please visit Team Sport Ceremonies www.walnut-creek.org/rentals Community Meetings

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Registration where we are

online Available 24/7 Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org or www.CommunityArts.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 Liaison 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 Dept ............................................................. 925.943.5848 Center for Community Arts...................................................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 Experience, 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 Rich Carlston, Mayor; Justin Wedel, Mayor Pro Tem; Loella Haskew; Cindy Silva; Kevin Wilk   City Manager Dan Buckshi Director of Arts & Recreation Kevin Safine Arts Commission Joe Bologna; Polly Bradbury; Glynnis Cowdery; Jane Emanuel; Anita Sagastegui; Park, Recreation & Open Space Commission Jodi Davenport; Robert Kearsley; Brendan Moran; Fred Weston; Tom Worthy

CONFIRMATION

pre-registration

Registration FORMS

Inclusion Program

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.

Contact the Specialized Recreation Department two weeks before the start date of the class to arrange special accommodations:

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Preston Jones (925) 256-3531 or pjones@walnut-creek.org.


Registration Registration begins december 6

REGISTRATION FORM PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT

TEL (HOME) TEL (CELL/WORK) ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP EMAIL ADDRESS 1ST CHOICE PARTICIPANT NAME

M/F

DOB

ACTIVITY NAME

ACCOUNT #

CLASS #

2ND CHOICE

START DATE

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 RefundS/creditS

• All credits on account are valid

• Supply fees are payable to the

with disabilities to participate in

• Refunds/credits are subject to a

for a maximum of one year.

instructor at the first class. Please

our programs. If you have any spe-

service charge of $10 per person,

• Failure to attend program or

do not include supply fees with

cial needs that may require specific

per class. Refunds are processed

“no-shows” will not be granted a

your registration fees.

accommodations, please call (925)

within three weeks.

refund/credit.

• Accounts with credit amounts un-

943-5858.

• Refunds will be considered if

• Refund policies may vary for 50+

der $15 that are eligible for refund

requests are submitted up to seven

(Seniors) programs.

will be remitted upon request. • For payment plans (annual

days prior to the first day of class. • For withdrawal requests received

fees

programs, camps, etc.), customers

after the refund period but prior to

•All courses and camp registra-

must provide a MasterCard or VISA

the first day of class, a credit valid

tions include a $3 administrative

for automatic payment processing.

for one year may be permitted for

processing fee.

In order to use a different method

use toward a future course.

• Fees must be paid in full at time

of payment, customers may pay

• Withdrawal requests after the first

of registration by cash, money

prior to any scheduled payment

class meeting are subject to partial

order, VISA, MasterCard or check

date(s).

credit less service charge and pro-

payable to the City of Walnut

rated course fees.

Creek, unless otherwise stated in

• No refund requests are accepted

program description.

after the last class meeting.

• All payments are processed upon

donations If you wish to make a taxdeductible donation to Center for Community Arts or Walnut Creek Recreation, please indicate so on your registration form. Thank you! SCHOLARSHIPS Center for Community Arts Scholarships are being accepted

ADA Accommodations In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City

for Winter 2018. The deadline is December 15, 2017. Walnut Creek Recreation scholarships are accepted on an on-going basis.

receipt.

of Walnut Creek encourages those

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 Department.

Arts: (925) 943-5846 Rec: (925) 943-5858 Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 50+: (925) 943-5851 Specialized Recreation: (925) 256-3531

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lesher center for the arts

2017 - 2018 Season

Don’t miss our fall show of Bay Area women painters in About Abstraction, on view through December 17.

Bg Craft Fest

Join us for our year-long celebration of 50 years!

December 2–3, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm Free admission to shop A one-stop shop for your holiday gifts. Bg Craft Fest is a shopping extravaganza of

By Charles Dickens

handmade items by local makers, designers, artists, crafters, and artisanal food vendors at the Bedford Gallery! Featuring jewelry, home

Directed by Scott Denison Choreographed by Jennifer Perry

goods, cards, ceramics, textiles, clothing, and more–something for everyone on your list. Meet this year’s vendors and sign up for our special hands-on crafting workshops at www.bedfordgallery.org/craftfest.

December 7 - 17, 2017

Rent the Bedford Gallery! Make your next private event unforgettable at Bedford Gallery! Host

Still “THE Christmas Carol to see in the Bay Area.”

a party, meeting, or special event surrounded by inspiring and engaging artwork from around the world. The gallery’s 3,500 square feet of space offers ample room for your guests to

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mingle against a backdrop of extraordinary artwork. Catering services are available, along with additional offerings, like docent-led tours and our Learning Center classroom. Call 925-295-1435 for more information.

Directed by Markus Potter

Ned Kahn: Seed Vortex January 11–March 25, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 11, 6-8pm

January 26 February 24, 2018

Exploring the intersection of art, science, and geography, Ned Kahn’s enormous metal sculpture shifts a transient sea of tiny

A sharp and compelling play about swimming, survival of the fittest and the American dream of a level playing field or of leveling the field yourself.

mustard seeds in a slow, constant, and captivating spin. This solo show includes several other sculptures by Kahn, many of which are “hands-on” and participatory.

For more details on all of the exciting programs and events listed 1601 Civic Drive

7/26/2017 3:08:25 PM

above call (925) 295-1417, visit www.bedfordgallery.org, or email

Downtown Walnut Creek

galleryinfo@bedfordgallery.org.

(925) 943-7469

Bedford Gallery receives generous funding from the Lesher

www.LesherARTScenter.org

Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, and Diablo Regional Arts Association.

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Holiday Puppet Show and Fun with Santa Presented by Walnut Creek Recreation

Saturday, December 16 10:00am-12:00pm Lakeside Room, Heather Farm Community Center Be entertained by the holiday “Animal Trainer” puppet show performed by Jungle Joe. Take your picture with Santa, enjoy a holiday treat and make a holiday craft to take home! Puppet Show begins promptly at 10:15am. Space is limited. Register on-line at www.walnutcreekrec.org or call 925-943-5858 Class 1672: $15 Fee (non-refundable) Ages 0-12. Siblings under 1 Free. Pre-registration required; register under your child’s name.

Walnut Creek Arts + Recreation • Bedford Gallery • Boundary Oak Golf Course • Center for Community Arts • Center REPertory Company • Lesher Center for the Arts • Walnut Creek Aquatics • Walnut Creek Recreation

Learn more at walnut-creek.org/ArtsAndRec

City of Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec - Winter 2018  
City of Walnut Creek Guide to Arts + Rec - Winter 2018  

Winter 2018 course catalog for Walnut Creek Recreation and Center for Community Arts (formerly Civic Arts Education).