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Walnut Creek

Recreation Division Got Pickleball? We do! See page 24 for more details.

Classes & Activities Registration for Winter Classes Begins December 6

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Winter 2011


FA C I L I T Y R E N TA L S Looking for that special place for a memorable wedding reception, family reunion, or company picnic? Do you need space to hold a seminar, meeting, or banquet? Walnut Creek Recreation Division has just the place for you! Heather Farm Community Center, Shadelands Arts Center, Civic Park Community Center, and the new Walnut Creek Library are available for private use. Let our professional staff help you find the perfect place for your event. Heather Farm Community Center sits comfortably in the middle of beautiful Heather Farm Park, directly off Ygnacio Valley Road. The attractive Lakeside Room has banquet seating for up to 200, a kitchen, dry bar, and a large outdoor patio, while the Club Room is great for small meetings. Shadelands Arts Center is directly off Ygnacio Valley Road and has been extensively remodeled. The facilSite/Room

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ity is in-demand for large social and corporate events and has banquet seating for 300 guests. The Dance Studio is great for small events up to 100 guests and several classrooms are also available. Civic Park Community Center is nestled among oak and redwood trees and features immediate access to large grassy areas. This center has several rooms available for rental, the

Use Weekdays

Heather Farm Community Center Club Room (Small) Lakeside Room (Large)

60 200

Civic Park Community Center Conference Room (Small) 40-60 Lounge (Small) Social Hall (Medium)

90-100

Assembly Hall (Large)

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largest of which accommodates 250 people and the smallest of which holds up to 65. A large, lovely gazebo is also available for rentals at Civic Park. Walnut Creek Library is a convenient location in downtown Walnut Creek. The Oak View Room has a capacity of 50-150 guests and the Las Trampas Conference Room can accommodate 16 seated at a large conference table.

Hourly Rate Saturdays

(M-Th and F until 5pm)

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Non-Profit

Fridays (after 5pm & Sundays)

$80 $65

$65 $45 $150 $120

$125 $105

$80 $65

$65 $45 $100 $65 $150 $120

$125 $105

Shadelands Art Center Classroom/Conference

20-50

Dance Studio (Medium)

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Auditorium (Large)

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Walnut Creek Library Las Trampas Conference Room/Classroom Oak View Room (Medium)

Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit Private/Commercial Non-Profit

$25

$80 $65

$100 $65 $175 $145

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$25

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Private/Commercial Public/Non-Profit

$100 $65

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Addresses of Class Locations Arbolado Community Park Arbolado Drive at Doncaster, WC

Bay Mountain Martial Arts 2956 Treat Blvd, Ste. H, Concord 94518 (925) 798-6235 Civic Park Community Center 1375 Civic Drive, WC 94596 (925) 943-5851 Clarke Memorial Swim Center 1750 Heather Drive, WC 94598 (925) 943-5856 Color and Image Studio 1430B Arroyo Way, WC 94596 (Behind Fuddruckers) (925) 933-3233 Dublin Iceland 7212 San Ramon Rd., Dublin 94568 (925) 829-4445

Table of Contents Heather Farm Community Center 301 N. San Carlos Drive, WC 94598 (925) 943-5858 Heather Farm Preschool 500 N. San Carlos Drive, WC 94598 (In Heather Farm Park) Larkey Park Swim Center 2771 Buena Vista Avenue, WC 94597 (925) 943-5861 Lindsay Wildlife Museum 1931 First Avenue, WC 94597 (925) 935-1978 Moksha Yoga Shala 2940 Camino Diablo, Ste 200, WC 94596 (925) 888-4140 Tice Valley Community Gymnasium 2055 Tice Valley Boulevard, WC 94595 (925) 256-3572

Arts, Recreation & Community Services Department

Mission Statement Together we create a better community through services that strengthen heart, mind and body

Information Activities Guide: The Activities Guide is published four times a year by the City of Walnut Creek Recreation Division as a community service. For comments and information, please contact the Recreation Division at 943-5858. Every effort has been made to insure the accuracy and completeness of the information and events in the publication. Updated information is available by contacting the Recreation Division or by accessing our website at www.WalnutCreekRec.org. 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 Chris Erdle, ADA Liaison,

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1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, or call (925) 943-5899, ext. 2203 (voice/TDD). Further information is available at our website: www.walnut-creek.org. Photos: The City of Walnut Creek Recreation Division 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 Recreation Division and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only. Standards of Behavior: For the enjoyment and safety of everyone, the Recreation Division 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. The Recreation Division reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for failure to abide by these standards.

Facility Rentals Features Children Preschool Ages Personal Enrichment Dance & Music Preschools Food & Cooking Science & Technology Health & Fitness Martial Arts Sports School Age Children Personal Enrichment Dance & Music Food & Cooking Science & Technology Health & Fitness Martial Arts Sports Teens Personal Enrichment Martial Arts Trips & Travel Adults Dance & Music Fashion & Beauty Food & Cooking Health & Fitness Personal Enrichment Martial Arts Specialized Recreation Boundary Oak Golf Course Aquatics Sports Tennis Adults 50+ Arts & Crafts Dance & Music Events Senior Club Information Health & Fitness Sports Personal Enrichment Senior Services Drop-In Activities Open Space Civic Arts Education Center REPeratory Company Bedford Gallery Community Map Registration Form/Information Index

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Boundary Oak Golf Course 3800 Valley Vista Road, WC 94598 (925) 934-4775

Parks Make Life Better


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Kindertots

NEW | Grown-Ups’ Night Out

Your child will enjoy a wide variety of activities designed to develop gross motor skills, creative movement, and physical awareness while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs. Attire: leotards or gym shorts and ballet or other softsoled shoes. Instructor: Kinderdance. No class 1/17, 2/21. Age: 2y $90 8 classes Classroom, Tice Valley Gym Class 15730 Mon 10:00-10:30am 1/10-3/14

Do you have a toddler in the house? The chances are, you need a break! This is the perfect class for parents in need of serious de-stressing. If that’s you, find a sitter and come meet us for pizza, drinks, and laughs. Also on the table will be useful information for getting out and about— whether taking the kids with you or leaving them at home. This class is taught by authors of Toddling Around Mt. Diablo, and participants will receive a copy of the latest edition of their local family-friendly guidebook. Instructors: Brenna Shafizadeh and Sarah Becker. Age: Parents Mary’s Pizza Shack, 2246 Oak Grove Rd, Walnut Creek $51 1 class Class 15866 Sun 7:00-9:00pm 3/20

Spanish Immersion Program for Preschoolers Let your child enjoy this new Spanish Immersion program. Children will learn Spanish in a hands-on interactive and stimulating environment. In this class your child will develop social, fine and gross motor skills. Your child will have fun singing, doing creative art, making puzzles, enjoying new friends and other fun activities. Parents sign up to help out in the class one day each quarter. Instructor: Miriam Lattanzi. No class 2/18, 2/21. Age: 3y-5y $662 22 classes Club Room, Heather Farm CC $20 lab fee due at first class Class 15775 Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30am-12:00pm 1/19-3/14

NEW | Spanish Immersion for Pre-K Let your children explore a new language in a class full of adventure, music, crafts, and more. This wonderful new class will provide age-appropriate activities to prepare your child for the next upcoming year of Kindergarten. Instructor: Miriam Lattanzi. Age: 4y-6y $242 8 classes Club Room, Heather Farm CC $10 lab fee due at first class Class 15811 Thu 9:30am-12:00pm 1/20-3/10

Avoid class cancellations! Classes/activities may be cancelled due to insufficient advance registration. So, please, enroll early!

$57 5 classes Classroom, Tice Valley Gym Class 15731 Wed 10:00-10:30am 1/12-2/9 Class 15733 Wed 10:00-10:30am 2/16-3/16

DANCE & MUSIC Music Together A musical buffet—now in its 21st year! At any level of your child’s music development, whether newborn, toddler or preschooler, everything he/she needs for basic music competence is laid out—both in class and in the materials used at home for them to sample, learn from and enjoy. Classes are mixed age— bring siblings together! (Siblings under 8 months of an enrolled older sibling, attend free!) Winner of Bay Area Parent Magazine’s ‘Best Children’s Music Program’. The materials fee per family includes CDs, songbook and parent guide DVD. Instructor: Music Together. No class 1/17, 2/19, 2/21. Age: 3mos-5y $187 10 classes Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $132 Add’l siblings over 8 mos. old (as of class start) Additional siblings under 8 mos. old can attend at no charge $40 lab fee per family due at first class Class 15795 Sat 9:15-10:00am 1/8-3/19 Class 15796 Sat 10:15-11:00am 1/8-3/19 Class 15797 Sat 11:15am-12:00pm 1/8-3/19 Class 15793 Mon 5:00-5:45pm 1/10-3/21 Class 15794 Mon 6:00-6:45pm 1/10-3/21 Class 15800 Tue 9:15-10:00am 1/11-3/15 Class 15801 Tue 10:15-11:00am 1/11-3/15 Class 15802 Tue 11:15am-12:00pm 1/11-3/15 Class 15798 Tue 4:30-5:15pm 1/11-3/15 Class 15799 Tue 5:30-6:15pm 1/11-3/15 See page 9 for exciting class for 5- and 6-year-olds. (Dance & Music continued on page 6)

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PRESCHOOLS

Heather Farm Preschool The Heather Farm classes are taught by Head Teacher Trish Konzak and her team. Trish has more than 20 years of experience teaching young children. Healthy snacks are provided by parents on a rotating basis. Children must be age-appropriate by 12/1/10. No classes on: 11/11, 11/2211/26, 12/20-12/31, 1/17, 2/14, 2/21, 4/25-4/29, 5/30. Heather Farm Preschool, Heather Farm Penguins Age: 30-35mos $698* Class 15003 Tue, Thu 10:30am-12:00pm through 6/9/11

Civic Park Preschool (Ponies) The “Ponies� are taught by Head Teacher Thea Sorscher and her team. Thea has 15 years of experience teaching young children. Healthy snacks are included in the program fee. Children must be age appropriate by 12/1/10 and toilet trained. No classes on: 9/6, 11/10, 11/11, 11/22-11/25, 12/20-12/30, 1/17, 2/21, 4/25-4/28, 5/30. Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Age: 36-60mos $1118* Class 15008 Mon, Wed 9:00am-12:30pm through 6/8/11 Age: 36-60mos $1199* Class 15009 Tue, Thu 9:00am-12:30pm through 6/9/11

Fine Arts Preschool Fine Arts Preschool is taught by Kathy Faut, Julie Tadena and Karen Quesada and their teams. It is a developmental early childhood program using an integrated curriculum based in the arts that provides for a meaningful, experiential and creative learning experience for young children. Children must be age appropriate by start of class. Shadelands Art Center Ages: 24-36mos $1502* Class 15475 Mon, Wed 8:35-11:35am through 6/1/11 Class 15476 Tue, Thu 8:35-11:35am through 6/2/11 Ages: 33-45mos $1276* Class 15477 Tue, Thu 8:35-11:35am Class 15478 Tue, Thu 12:30-3:30pm

through 6/2/11 through 6/2/11

Ages: 45-57mos $1932* Class 15479 M, W, F 8:35-11:35am Class 15480 M, W, F 12:30-3:30pm

through 6/3/11 through 6/3/11

*Fees are approximate based on prorated enrollment beginning 1/3/11. New students may enroll at any time, and fees will be prorated based on actual start date for mid-season enrollment. Payment plans available. Detailed information for Heather Farm and Civic Park Preschools is available at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or by calling (925) 943-5858. Detailed information for Fine Arts Preschool is available at www.arts-ed.org or by calling (925) 943-5846.

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Well-rounded, nurturing, developmentally age-appropriate programs and curriculums for young children ages 24 to 60 months. We offer hands-on learning opportunities that develop and expand social/emotional, physical, and cognitive capabilities through creative learning experiences. Group activities include the arts, with small focus groups exploring pre-math, science, and early language/literacy experiences. Heather Farm and Civic Park Preschools are now part of Civic Arts Education programming. Doug Rowe, Civic Arts program supervisor, has been working with the teaching staff on this transition and will be supervising both programs as well as the Fine Arts Preschool at the Shadelands Art Center. The unique qualities and teaching staff of all three of these developmental programs will remain the same. We are excited about this new partnership and look forward to continuing the quality developmental education to which we are committed.


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DANCE & MUSIC

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Kinderdance®

Nature’s Magic Act

This program is a developmental dance, movement and fitness program. Each class begins with stretching and body isolations. We also include the basics of ballet, tap, floor acrobatics, creative movement and gross motor development while blending educational concepts such as numbers, colors, shapes and vocabulary. Attire: Girls-leotards and ballet shoes; Boys-shorts, T-shirts and ballet/gym shoes. Tap shoes optional. Instructor: Kinderdance. No class 1/17, 2/21. Age: 3y-5y $114 8 classes Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Class 15739 Mon 10:45-11:45am 1/10-3/14

What happens when a swimming tadpole or a wriggly caterpillar becomes a hopping frog or a fluttering butterfly? Presto-chango! Nature, the world’s greatest magician, is at it again. Discover the secret and meet some of the animals who have been transformed through metamorphosis. Instructor: Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Age: 4y-6y $52 4 classes Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum Class 15714 Wed 3:30-4:30pm 3/9-3/30

$72 5 classes Class 15734 Class 15737 Class 15736 Class 15738

Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Wed 10:45-11:45am 1/12-2/9 Thu 10:30-11:30am 1/13-2/10 Wed 10:45-11:45am 2/16-3/16 Thu 10:30-11:30am 2/17-3/17

FOOD & COOKING Busy Bee Cooks Cooking can be a lot of fun when you know your way around the kitchen. Learn proper nutrition and healthy eating habits while having fun and learning to cook. Children will learn to safely use various utensils and appliances plus the importance of proper cleanup. Funds received by the Cooking with Kids Foundation for this class will go to support its work in bringing the program to underserved children at risk for obesity and diabetes who can’t afford these much-needed classes. Please mention any food allergies when registering. Instructor: Lynda Rexroat. No class 1/17. Age: 4y-5y $133 5 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC $18 lab fee due at first class Class 15728 Mon 2:00-3:00pm 1/10-2/14

H E A LT H & F I T N E SS Gymnastics—Parent/Child This popular class, designed for parents and toddlers, will enhance your child’s motor development and confidence. Emphasis is on movement, rolling, climbing, hanging and jumping. Parent participation required. Instructor: California Gymnastics. Age: 1 1/2 y-3y $62 5 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15642 Tue 9:30-10:15am 1/11-2/8 Class 15643 Tue 9:30-10:15am 2/15-3/15

Gymnastics—Preschool Classes are designed to enhance your child’s strength, coordination and confidence. Emphasis is placed on beginning gymnastics skills and equipment use. Instructor: California Gymnastics. Age: 3y-5y $62 5 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15647 Tue 10:15-11:00am 1/11-2/8 Class 15648 Tue 10:15-11:00am 2/15-3/15

Ice Skating—Parent & Me This introduction to ice skating class is designed for parents with their child, ages 3-6. Each session includes a lesson for the child followed by a supervised snack break. During the snack break, parents take to the ice for a lesson. Both parent and child will finish up with fun activities and skating together with the instructors on the ice. Parents must take the class with their child and participate. There will be a $42 charge for each additional parent or sibling. Instructor: Dublin Iceland. Age: 3y-6y $82 4 classes Dublin Iceland Class 15673 Thu 10:00-11:00am 1/6-1/27 Class 15674 Thu 10:00-11:00am 2/3-2/24 Class 15675 Thu 10:00-11:00am 3/3-3/24

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MARTIAL ARTS

This class is designed for beginners as an introduction to ice skating. We will teach the proper way to fall and get up, forward/backward skating, and stopping. Instructor: Dublin Iceland. No class 1/17, 4/4. Age: 3y-6y $80 6 classes Dublin Iceland Class 15676 Mon 3:30-4:00pm 1/3-2/14 Class 15678 Tue 3:30-4:00pm 1/4-2/8 Class 15679 Tue 3:30-4:00pm 2/22-3/29 Class 15677 Mon 3:30-4:00pm 2/28-4/11

Tiny Tigers Karate

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches licensed in the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. Shin guards required by the second class for all programs.

Parent & Me Soccer As you and your child participate in our fun, age-appropriate activities, your child will develop both large motor skills and socialization skills. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week. The fun happens on the field so you won’t have to watch from the sidelines. No class 2/14. Age: 2y-3 1/2y $79 7 classes Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park 1/24-3/14 Class 15742 Mon 11:00-11:30am $90 8 classes Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park Class 15743 Fri 4:45-5:15pm 1/21-3/11 Class 15744 Fri 5:20-5:50pm 1/21-3/11 $90 8 classes Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park Class 15745 Sat 11:00-11:30am Class 15746 Sat 11:35am-12:05pm

1/22-3/12 1/22-3/12

$60 5 classes Class 15652 Class 15654 Class 15653 Class 15655

Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts Tue 3:30-4:00pm 1/11-2/8 Thu 5:00-5:30pm 1/13-2/10 Tue 3:30-4:00pm 2/15-3/15 Thu 5:00-5:30pm 2/17-3/17

Tot Soccer Young children will develop large motor skills while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids! No class 2/14. Age: 3 1/2y-4y $79 7 classes Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park Class 15747 Mon 9:45-10:15am 1/24-3/14 Class 15748 Mon 5:05-5:35pm 1/24-3/14 $90 8 classes Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park Class 15749 Thu 10:05-10:35am 1/20-3/10 Class 15750 Thu 5:05-5:35pm 1/20-3/10 $90 8 classes Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park Class 15751 Sat 9:00-9:30am

1/22-3/12

Pre Soccer Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. No class 2/14. Age: 4y-5y $79 7 classes Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park Class 15752 Mon 10:15-10:50am 1/24-3/14 Class 15754 Mon 5:35-6:10pm 1/24-3/14 $90 8 classes Class 15755 Class 15757 Class 15758

Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park 10:35-11:10am 1/20-3/10 Thu Thu 3:45-4:20pm 1/20-3/10 Thu 5:35-6:10pm 1/20-3/10

$90 8 classes Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park Class 15759 Sat 9:30-10:05am Class 15760 Sat 10:05-10:40am

1/22-3/12 1/22-3/12

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER WEATHER WATCH: In case of rainouts, please call the KLS Field Hotline at 1-888-372-5803 hour prior to your class start time. All rainouts will be made up at the regular class time during the week(s) following the end of the session. No credits will be issued if make-ups are offered. If we are unable to schedule a make-up, credits will be issued.

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When registering, please provide your e-mail address. This way, we can keep you posted on some of the new and exciting programs we have to offer.

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. Instructor: Bay Mountain Martial Arts. No class 1/17, 2/21. Age: 3y-6y $95 8 classes Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts Class 15650 Mon 6:00-6:30pm 1/10-3/14

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

Preschool / School Ages

Children

WEE HOOP

Kids Carpentry

This program is designed to provide children with a positive basketball experience while promoting a physically active lifestyle. Children can master basketball skills from one class to the next, build self-confidence and self-esteem and learn how to behave in a more structured environment while having fun. Participants will need to purchase a Wee Hoop basketball on the first day of class for $6. Instructor: Wee Hoop. Court 1, Tice Valley Gym

Lifetime carpentry skills such as problem-solving, measuring and applied mathematics are taught in a fun, supportive atmosphere. The safe use of woodworking hand tools is emphasized while boys and girls work together on boats, bird feeders, doll furniture, games, clocks and more. Tools and wood are provided. Program may be taken year round with different projects offered each session. Established in 1982 our motto is: Building confidence and teaching with respect and humor in a safe and happy environment. Instructor: Director Michael Glass and his wife Jeab. Age: 5y-12y $110 6 classes Club Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15805 Thu 2:00-3:15pm 1/13-2/17 Class 15806 Thu 3:15-4:30pm 1/13-2/17 Class 15807 Thu 4:30-5:45pm 1/13-2/17 Class 15808 Thu 2:00-3:15pm 2/24-3/31 Class 15809 Thu 3:15-4:30pm 2/24-3/31 Class 15810 Thu 4:30-5:45pm 2/24-3/31

Dribblers

Winter Spanish Camp—School Age

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 children develop listening skills. Parent participation required. $62 5 classes Age: 1 1/2y-3 Class 15685 Tue 10:30-11:05am 1/11-2/8 Class 15689 Tue 10:30-11:05am 2/15-3/15

Let your child explore a new language in a camp full of adventure, music, art, stories, outdoor games, and more. This is a great opportunity for your child to learn Spanish. Their imagination will take them down to the wonderful outdoor world and learn all about winter, everyday conversation and more. Snack provided, bring a lunch. Instructor: Miriam Lattanzi. Age: 5y-12y $5 lab fee due at first class $146 3 classes Heather Farm Preschool Class 15791 Tue, Wed, Thu 9:00am-1:00pm 12/21-12/23

Jump Shooters This class helps children to develop physical feats such as balancing on one foot and hopping. It also introduces basketball skills based upon their increased coordination. At this level, parents are encouraged to take on a supportive role with lots of hi-fives and praise from the sidelines. $62 5 classes Age: 3y-4y Class 15687 Tue 11:10-11:55am 1/11-2/8 Class 15691 Tue 11:10-11:55am 2/15-3/15

Hot Shots This class places more of an emphasis on developing basketball skills and learning basic rules of the game. The activities in this class will encourage teamwork and new friendships $62 5 classes Age: 4y-5y Class 15688 Tue 12:00-12:45pm 1/11-2/8 Class 15692 Tue 12:00-12:45pm 2/15-3/15

DANCE & MUSIC Tahitian Dance, Drum & Music Experience the motions and songs of the Pacific Islands and learn the Polynesian culture. Instruction includes dances from Tahiti and neighboring islands for all levels. Instructor: Lisa and Rey Aguilar. No class 2/19. Age: 6y-12y $50 8 classes Multipurpose Room, Civic Park CC Tahitian/Polynesian Culture Beg. 9:30-10:30am 1/15-3/12 Class 15721 Sat Tah/Polynesian Culture Int./Adv.* Class 15722 Sat 10:30am-12:00pm 1/15-3/12 *Registration per instructor’s approval only. All fee courses include a $2 administrative processing fee.

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Seeing In Color

This program with new curriculum from Music Together includes game songs, folk dances, jam sessions, dramatic play, and more structured work in rhythm and tonality geared for older children. Although this is a drop-off class, families still play an important role, joining children for the last 15 minutes to preserve a family musical experience. Learn how to support your child musically as he or she develops interests and skills in singing, playing instruments, creating, and dancing. Materials must still be purchased if you have another child currently enrolled in Music Together; materials include CDs, songbook, parent guide and more. Instructor: Music Together. Age: 5y-6y $197 10 classes Classroom, Tice Valley Gym $142 Siblings enrolled in Music Together $40 lab fee per family due at first class Class 15803 Tue 2:00-3:00pm 1/11-3/15 Class 15804 Tue 3:15-4:15pm 1/11-3/15

Open your eyes and see all the beautiful colors our world is made of. Imagine if you could only see shades of gray or if you looked through compound eyes and saw multiple images. Learn about your own eyes and how they compare to those of other animals. Instructor: Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Age: 5y-8y $62 5 classes Classroom, Lindsay Wildlife Museum Class 15715 Fri 3:30-4:30pm 2/4-3/4

Cooking with Kids Cooking can be a lot of fun when you know your way around the kitchen. We teach healthy eating as a lifestyle, kitchen safety and proper use of cooking appliances plus the importance of clean up. Don’t be surprised if your kids want to show off what they have learned at home. Funds received by the Cooking with Kids Foundation for this class will go to support its work in bringing the program to underserved children at risk for obesity and diabetes who can’t afford these much-needed classes. Please mention any food allergies when registering. Instructor: Lynda Rexroat. No class 1/17. Age: 6y-12y $133 5 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC $18 lab fee due at first class Class 15725 Mon 4:00-5:00pm 1/10-2/14

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Academy of Future Space Explorers Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space! The Academy takes children on a voyage of discovery. Topics include: Planets and Moons; Atmosphere and Beyond; Space Phenomena; Sun & Stars; Rocket Science; Space Travel; Space Technology and Living in Space. In every class, children build a fun and educational take-home to fuel their future explorations! Instructor: Mad Science. Age: 6y-11y $119 6 classes Club Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15724 Tue 3:15-4:15pm 1/11-2/15

Martial Arts build strength, discipline and confidence.

H E A LT H & F I T N E SS Ice Skating—Youth This class is designed for beginners as an introduction to ice skating. We will teach the proper way to fall and get up, forward/backward skating, and stopping. Instructor: Dublin Iceland. No class 1/17, 4/4. Age: 7y-12y $80 6 classes Dublin Iceland Class 15680 Mon 4:00-4:30pm 1/3-2/14 Class 15682 Wed 4:00-4:30pm 1/5-2/9 Class 15683 Wed 4:00-4:30pm 2/23-3/30 Class 15681 Mon 4:00-4:30pm 2/28-4/11

MARTIAL ARTS Cutting Edge Martial Arts Be the best you can be! This fun and innovative program is open to all students and styles with no initiation fees. Chief instructor and developer, Sensei Preston Jones (5th degree black belt), blends five traditions to bring you a fun and challenging, ongoing program that takes students from white belt to black belt at a pace they are comfortable with. This program works with character development as much as physical conditioning. Students from other styles will be recognized at their current rank. Equipment and uniforms are available for purchase at class. Instructor: Sensei Preston Jones. Age: 6y-11y $52 5 classes Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Class 15815 Tue 5:30-6:30pm 1/11-2/8 Class 15816 Tue 5:30-6:30pm 2/15-3/15 Class 15818 Fri 6:30-7:30pm 1/14-2/11 Class 15822 Fri 6:30-7:30pm 2/18-3/18 $52 5 classes Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Class 15819 Sat 3:30-4:30pm 1/15-2/12 Class 15820 Sat 3:30-4:30pm 2/19-3/19 Save this brochure for reference through the winter. The Spring Activities Guide will be available by early Feb 2011. w w w.Wa l n u t C r e e k Re c . o r g

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Karate Kids

Keeping Kids Safe

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. Instructor: Bay Mountain Martial Arts. No class 1/17, 2/21. Age: 7y-12y $115 8 classes Studio, Bay Mountain Martial Arts Class 15659 Mon 4:00-4:45pm 1/10-3/14

A fun and innovative ongoing program for the health and safety of your child. Program involves lessons with handson activities and games to help children learn how to better focus and keep themselves safe when approached by strangers or bullies. This program goes the extra mile and helps children understand a variety of safety concerns from germs to fire safety. Preston Jones, creator of Keeping Kids Safe, has been teaching this program in the Bay Area for over 19 years. Instructor: Preston Jones. Age: 5y-10y $52 5 classes Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Class 15812 Fri 5:30-6:20pm 1/14-2/11 Class 15813 Fri 5:30-6:20pm 2/18-3/18

KIDZ LOVE SOCCER Learn the world’s most popular sport from professional coaches licensed in the Kidz Love Soccer method which includes age-appropriate skill demonstrations, fun games, and instructional scrimmages conducted in a non-competitive, recreational format. Children will learn the basic techniques of soccer while building self-esteem and learning to follow instructions in a nurturing teaching environment. Shin guards are required by the second class meeting for all programs.

Soccer 1 Beginning players learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun skill games are played at every session, and every participant will have a ball at his or her feet. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Instructor: Kidz Love Soccer. No class 2/14. Age: 5y-6y $79 7 classes Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park Class 15761 Mon 3:35-4:20pm 1/24-3/14 Class 15762 Mon 6:10-6:55pm 1/24-3/14 $90 8 classes Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park Class 15763 Thu 6:10-6:55pm 1/20-3/10 $90 8 classes Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park Class 15765 Sat 10:40-11:25am

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Soccer 2 & 3 Explore the real sport, yet still in an instructional and nurturing environment. Be challenged by real soccer situations and venture into the fun, tactical side of scrimmaging. Players will enjoy age-appropriate soccer matches and be guided through the possibilities by a KLS youth specialist. Themes such as attack and scoring goals, pace and possession, defense and transition-themes as well as continued skill building will be explored fully on the soccer field by young soccer aficionados. No class 2/14.

Soccer 2 Age: 7y-8y $79 7 classes Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park Class 15767 Mon 4:20-5:05pm 1/24-3/14 $90 8 classes Soccer Field 2, Heather Farm Park Class 15768 Thu 4:20-5:05pm 1/20-3/10 $90 8 classes Lower Bowl, Arbolado Park 11:25am-12:10pm Class 15769 Sat

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

T R I P S & T R AV E L

Babysitting for Beginners

Ski and Snowboard Trips for Teens

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. Instructor: Suzy McCreary. Age: 10y-16y $50 1 class Club Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15786 Sat 9:00am-2:30pm 1/22

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Learn the proper techniques for recognizing the signals of a heart attack and stroke, giving CPR, and applying first aid for choking victims of all ages. Other respiratory emergencies will be covered. Includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). An EMS Community CPR certificate, good for 2 years, will be issued upon completion. Students may not audit this class. Instructor: Sandie Pettus. $37 1 class Club Room, Heather Farm CC $7 lab fee due at class 1/19 Class 15862 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Class 15863 Wed 6:30-9:30pm 2/16

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. Includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Please bring a lunch and drink. Wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Sandie Pettus. $64 1 class Club Room, Heather Farm CC $10 lab fee due at class Class 15849 Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 2/5 Class 15850 Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 3/5

Walnut Creek Skate Park The Walnut Creek Skate Park is located at the corner of Heather Drive and Marchbanks Drive in Heather Farm Park, and is across from the Clarke Swim Center. Admission is free. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The City requires that all skaters must wear a helmet and knee AND elbow pads in order to use the park. The Skate Park Hotline (925-256-3584) has up-to-date information on whether the park is open. Use of this facility is at your own risk. The City of Walnut Creek does not assume any liability or responsibility for injuries or theft.

Hosted by the Bay Area Ski Bus All trips feature luxury bus transportation (reclining seats, restroom, TV/VCR), continental breakfast, lift ticket, movies on board and experienced adult hosts. The Bay Area Ski Bus has been running safe, successful trips for Teens, Adults, and Families since 1996 and the owners have over 20 years of experience facilitating trips for teens. Teen trips offered every Saturday beginning December 4. PLUS—Trips offered during Holiday breaks. • Early Registration price is $105 • Prices increase $10 within 5 days of each trip (if space is available) • NO Refunds after the registration deadline! • Exciting non-City trips require separate registration form

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MARTIAL ARTS Cutting Edge Martial Arts Be the best you can be! This fun and innovative program is open to all students and styles with no initiation fees. Chief instructor and developer, Sensei Preston Jones (5th degree black belt), blends five traditions to bring you a fun and challenging, ongoing program that takes students from white belt to black belt at a pace they are comfortable with. This program works with character development as much as physical conditioning. Students from other styles will be recognized at their current rank. Equipment and uniforms are available for purchase at class. Instructor: Sensei Preston Jones. $52 5 classes Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Class 15825 Tue 6:30-7:30pm 1/11-2/8 Class 15826 Tue 6:30-7:30pm 2/15-3/15 Class 15827 Fri 7:30-8:30pm 1/14-2/11 Class 15828 Fri 7:30-8:30pm 2/18-3/18 $52 5 classes Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym Class 15819 Sat 3:30-4:30pm 1/15-2/12 Class 15820 Sat 3:30-4:30pm 2/19-3/19

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All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa Have a great time and learn foxtrot, jitterbug, cha-cha, waltz, swing, hot Latin salsa, mambo, tango and much more. Easy, smooth-flowing combinations and a great method of teaching will make you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor and prepare you for any party or wedding. We change partners so you can meet new friends. Singles and couples are welcome. Instructor: Anna Magid. No class 1/20. $79 6 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15646 Thu 8:00-9:00pm 1/13-2/24

Argentine Tango Learn this dramatic, sensual dance and open up a whole new world of recreation, friends and excitement. Learn music recognition as well as the physical techniques to help you embrace this passionate dance. Please wear leather-soled shoes. Instructor: Marcelo Solis. $47 5 classes Social Hall, Civic Park CC Beginning Class 15693 Thu 7:30-8:30pm 1/13-2/10 Class 15694 Thu 7:30-8:30pm 2/17-3/17 Intermediate Class 15695 Class 15696

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Ballroom Dance for My Generation This class is especially designed for ages 45 and up, but all are welcome. Have fun meeting people while learning or improving your waltz, fox trot, east coast swing, rumba, cha-cha and tango. Two dances are taught each week including technique and review. Smile, step and sway into better balance and flexibility. Come join us on the dance floor! Leather-soled shoes recommended. Instructors: Barbara and Jerry Steck. No class 1/17, 2/21. $42 4 classes Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Basic/Beginning Class 15684 Mon 6:00-7:00pm 1/10-2/7 Intermediate Class 15875

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Line Dance We have classes for many different skill levels. Introductory classes are for the first-time line dancer and those wanting a slower-paced class. Learn the basic line dance steps and beginning dances. Continuing classes are for those who know the basic line dance steps and want to learn new dances being played in the area. These classes are fast-paced with non-stop dancing. Our intermediate

class is for the experienced line dancer who wants to learn new line dances and review the classics. All classes are taught to reflect the experience level and interest of the class. Instructor: John Trentacosti. $37 5 classes Social Hall, Civic Park CC Introductory 1/12-2/9 Class 15664 Wed 5:30-6:30pm Class 15667 Wed 5:30-6:30pm 2/16-3/16 Continuing Class 15665 Class 15668

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Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance This class is for people who really want to experience Latin Dance. Learn how to move your body, hips, and feet. We will cover techniques for posture and smooth movement. Detailed instruction will allow you to lead or follow to any type of Latin rhythm. Great tips and lots of fun. Instructor: Marcelo Solis. $47 5 classes Social Hall, Civic Park CC Class 15697 Thu 6:30-7:30pm 1/13-2/10 Class 15698 Thu 6:30-7:30pm 2/17-3/17

Tahitian Dance & Drumming This class offers various Tahitian dance styles from the oteas (dances to percussion), aparimas, to ahuro’as (story telling dances) and drumming/music technique for men and women. Student should be in fairly fit health without any major health issues. Instructor: Lisa and Rey Aguilar. No class 2/19, 2/23. $50 8 classes Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Tahitian Ahuro’a Women Class 15716 Wed 6:30-7:30pm 1/12-3/9 $50 8 classes Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Tahitian 1 Beginning Class 15717 Wed 7:30-8:30pm 1/12-3/9 Tahitian II* Intermediate Women and Men Class 15718 Wed 8:30-9:15pm Tahitian III* Advanced Women and Men Class 15719 Wed 9:15-10:00pm *Registration per instructor’s approval only.

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$50 8 classes Conference Room, Civic Park CC Tahitian Drumming/Music Class 15720 Sat 9:30-10:30am 1/15-3/12

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FAS H I O N & B E AU T Y

FOOD & COOKING

All about the Face

Asian Fusion—Fish and Seafood Cooking Series

Color Analysis & Wardrobe Planning Learn color theory as it applies to your personal coloring. In the first class, individuals will be analyzed followed by a description of the customized palettes. In the second class, individualized custom palettes will be reviewed, color by color. Topics covered: which colors to use for each clothing piece, the difference between basic and accent colors, what to wear next to your face, how to combine colors in unique ways, how to shop with the palette, and 10-piece capsule wardrobes that make 102 different outfits. A $59 lab fee for a swatch palette is to be purchased at first class. Instructor: Diane Oles. $27 2 classes Color & Image Studio Class 15907 Thu 6:30-7:30pm 1/20, 2/3

NEW | Full Closet Clean-Up Have you watched those closet organizing shows with an envious eye? If only someone would come to your house and work their magic! Here’s the next best thing—lots of handouts, tips, ideas, inspiration, answered questions. How to sort, select, find the “keepers,” reorganize, spruceup, and make your wardrobe truly “fashion ready” for Spring 2011! Instructor: Diane Oles. $27 1 class Color & Image Studio 9:00-10:30am 1/29 Class 15910 Sat

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Using his new cookbook Asian Fusion, Chat invites you to join his quest for healthy eating. Let’s modify popular Asian dishes into light meals and maintain the soul that makes Asian cuisine so uniquely popular. For each meal we will make 5 dishes from various Asian cuisines, such as Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese. By using only seafood and vegetable products, we’ll make dishes healthier and more beneficial. Bring your sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, hand towel, and beverage. Instructor: Chat Mingkwan. $132 3 classes Kitchen, Civic Park CC $35 lab fee due at first class Class 15838 Tue 6:30-9:30pm 3/1-3/15

Asian Vegetarian Cuisine Using his new cookbook Vegetarian Fusion, we’ll modify popular Asian dishes into vegetarian-friendly meals and maintain the soul that makes Asian cuisine so uniquely popular. We will make dishes from China, India, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, and make them healthier and more beneficial by using only vegetables and their by-products. Bring your sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, apron, hand towel, and your own beverage. Instructor: Chat Mingkwan. $52 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC $12 lab fee due at class Class 15836 Tue 6:30-9:30pm 1/25

Dim Sum Dim Sum means “a little bit of heart,” and these little savories and sweets surely gladden the heart and palate. Dim Sum can be served as an elegant and a fun light appetizer, light lunch, snack, or as a special treat. We will learn to use a variety of ingredients and seasonings to create popular items, and learn techniques of filling and wrapping delicious dim sums and popular Asian snacks such as Pork and Shrimp Dumplings, BBQ Pork Buns, Chinese Broccoli, and Sesame Seed Balls. Bring your sharp chef knife or cleaver, cutting board, apron, hand towel, beverage, and a to-go box. Instructor: Chat Mingkwan. $52 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC $12 lab fee due at class Class 15834 Tue 6:30-9:30pm 2/8 All fee courses include a $2 administrative processing fee.

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Make me beautiful and don’t make me wait! The basics of a great look: 1) Skincare: basic daily routine, and special problems such as rosacea, brown spots, anti-aging, and sun protection. 2) Skin prep: ways to prepare lips, eyes and facial skin before makeup, for smoother skin. 3) Makeup application: latest trends and application techniques for a daytime look. Five simple tools to make that sultry evening glow. Demo will be performed on two models. Instructor: Diane Oles. $22 1 class Color & Image Studio 9:00-10:30am 1/15 Class 15906 Sat

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Homemade Ravioli

Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!

Make homemade ravioli using a roller and cutter and using a manual pasta machine. One filling will be demonstrated, and class will finish with a tasting. Students must have taken the Basic Pasta Class or already know how to make basic pasta. Additional materials: flour sifter and two forks. Ravioli trays and pastry cutters will be available in class to purchase. $47 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC $8 lab fee due in class Class 15839 Mon 6:30-8:30pm 1/24 Class 15841 Wed 6:30-8:30pm 2/9

There's nothing like the taste of fresh pasta! Experience the old world charm of pasta-making in these hands-on classes. The small, intimate class size provides students personalized attention with one-on-one instruction. For all classes, please bring a rolling pin, non-serrated knife or pizza cutter, apron, and a 12” long plastic ware take-home container in addition to any extra materials noted. Also be sure to wear closed, comfortable shoes. Instructor: Elizabeth Seaholm.

Basic Pasta Learn to make homemade pasta from a few basic ingredients using a few simple techniques. Additional materials: flour sifter and fork. $27 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC Class 15846 Mon 6:30-8:00pm 1/10 Class 15845 Mon 6:30-8:00pm 1/31

NEW I Homemade Gnocchi Learn to make gnocchi (pronounced ‘gnocco’), a delicious Italian dumpling made from potatoes, traditionally served on its own. Level of difficulty: medium. Additional materials: flour sifter, fork, paring knife, and ricer. Ricers will be available in class to purchase. $32 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC $8 lab fee due at class Class 15876 Sat 3:30-5:30pm 1/22 Class 15877 Mon 6:30-8:30pm 2/28 Class 15878 Mon 6:30-8:30pm 3/14

Valentine Pasta Want to do something special for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Serve a beautiful red pasta made from scratch with beets, not food coloring. At the end of class you will take home your pasta to cook at a later time, while tasting the instructor’s Special Sweetheart Pasta. Additional materials: flour sifter, and two forks. $27 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC $8 lab fee due in classs 2/7 Class 15830 Mon 6:30-8:30pm

How to Use Your Pasta Machine Did you ever get a pasta machine for a gift and wondered what to do with it? Well now's the time to learn. We’ll make three different types of past. Additional materials: pasta machine (electric or manual). For electric machines, bring an extension cord, too. $22 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC Class 15842 Mon 6:30-7:30pm 3/7

NEW I Indonesian Cooking

Sushi and Nigiri

Come and discover the exotic spices and the delectable cuisine of the Spice Islands with us. Together we’ll learn Indonesian flavors through hands-on preparation of popular dishes such as assorted satays, fresh peanut sauce, spicy fruit salad and more. Bring a sharp chef’s knife, cutting board, dish/hand towel, and beverage. Instructor: Chat Mingkwan. $52 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC $12 lab fee due at class Class 15833 Wed 6:30-9:30pm 2/16

Discover the secret to slicing fresh fish and shaping it into bite-size offerings for sushi and nigiri. You’ll convert plain rice into flavorful sushi rice, wrap it and roll it into traditional and trendy rolls. Have fun creating your own delicious and healthy dinners of nigiri, and popular rolls such as California, Philadelphia, cucumber and spicy. Instructor: Chat Mingkwan. $52 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC $12 lab fee due at class Class 15832 Wed 6:30-9:30pm 3/9

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Vietnamese Cooking Series Using recipes from his new book Quick & Easy Vietnamese Cooking, Chat leads a Vietnamese taste exploration. Vietnamese cuisine has an East meets West combination of subtle tastes and flavors. Let’s explore what makes Vietnamese cuisine so popular. Asian food is generally healthy, but Vietnamese is in the forefront. Learn to use fresh herbs and simple techniques to prepare popular Vietnamese dishes such as Lemongrass Chicken, Clay Pot Shrimp, Fresh Spring Rolls, Green Mango Salad, and more. Bring your sharp chef knife or cleaver, cutting board, hand towel, and your own beverage. Instructor: Chat Mingkwan. $152 4 classes Kitchen, Civic Park CC $45 lab fee due at first class 1/12-2/2 Class 15837 Wed 6:30-9:30pm

Wine & Cheese Pairing Mention a wine party to someone and the first thought that comes to mind is “cheese.” Both are natural products created using a standard process but with a myriad of results. This handson workshop is a perfect introduction to the basics and is designed to offer many ways for you to expand your knowledge and understanding of wine and cheese. Join us for a lively discussion and tasting of some classic combinations! This program includes the workshop, take-home instructional materials and of course the wine and cheese tasting! Please bring 5 wine glasses to class. Instructor: Monica Chappell, wine writer and educator. $27 1 class Conference Room, Civic Park CC $15 lab fee due at class Class 15847 Fri 6:30-8:30pm 1/28

Quick, Healthy Meals from Costco & Trader Joe’s Are you ready for new, delicious and easy-to-prepare meal ideas? Discover which products you can simply ‘heat and eat’ as well as how to use simple ingredients to create delicious, healthy meals in under 15 minutes. If you are looking for inspiration, specific product information and simple, yet flavorful recipes, this class is for you—whether you are cooking for one, two, or more. Our instructor has authored 3 cookbooks, including her new cookbook using Trader Joe’s products. Instructor: Jamie Davidson. $42 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC $7 lab fee due at class Class 15879 Tue 7:00-9:30pm 1/18

H E A LT H & F I T N E SS Feldenkrais Method: Awareness Through Movement Explore and expand your options for pain-free, easy ways of moving. We begin with comfortable, gentle movements that gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity. Participants can reduce or eliminate bodily discomfort and pain as they learn to move with greater ease. What you learn in this class is transferable to daily activities and to sports and recreation. Safe for all ages. Please dress comfortably and bring a big towel and pillow. Instructor: Tancha McKnight. $127 10 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15848 Thu 3:30-4:30pm 1/13-3/17

Shake Your Soul This class is a unique holistic experience for anyone with any level of movement experience who feels a dancer is within them. Influenced by aerobics, connected to yoga and movement therapy, and inspired by modern and African dance, this class offers the perfect combination of led dynamic movements designed to resonate and amplify the rhythm and dance of our body’s fluid nature. Instructor: Megan Joseph. No class 1/17, 2/21. $98 8 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC 1/10-3/14 Class 15649 Mon 6:00-7:00pm

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From lightest to creamiest, mildest to tastiest, clearest to chunkiest, we will make all sorts of soup in this hands-on cooking class. Let’s make a cream soup from Europe, bouillabaisse from the Mediterranean, dumplings from China, noodles from Japan, hot and sour from Southeast Asia. Learn easy ways to transform fresh ingredients and exotic herbs and spices into delicious liquids. Some recipes can be made in big batches that last for several meals. Instructor: Chat Mingkwan $52 1 class Kitchen, Civic Park CC $12 lab fee due at class Class 15831 Wed 6:30-9:30pm 2/23

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Yoga Heart for Continuing Students

Slow Method Pilates: Flexband/Roller

This class is designed for students who have taken Yoga Heart or have had prior yoga experience and would like to expand their practice. We will explore and deepen breathing techniques, meditation and introduce new postures. We will also further our understanding of yoga philosophy, its history and teachings. Instructor: Yoga Learning Center. No class 2/21. $90 8 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC Class 16126 Mon 7:30-8:45pm 1/10-3/7

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. Supply list provided first night of class. By the second class, please have a 3 ft. by 6 in. foam roller, and flexband. Flexbands available from instructor for $6. (Expect to pay approx. $18 for a roller). Instructor: Connie English. No class 1/17, 2/14, 2/21. $86 7 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC 1/10-3/14 Class 15658 Mon 9:30-10:20am $122 10 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC 1/12-3/16 Class 15656 Wed 9:30-10:20am $122 10 classes Club Room, Heather Farm CC 6:50-7:40pm 1/13-3/17 Class 15657 Thu

Yoga Heart Experience yoga in its authentic form; a nourishing practice that integrates breath, movement, intention and exploration in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Yoga Heart is a practice that fosters our connection to ourselves, our community and our world through meditative movement; fluid and graceful, restoring inner balance, clarity, strength and ease. Through this practice that originated thousands of years ago, you will discover the Art of Total Balance. Our certified instructors share with you the fruits of their experience, combining years of personal practice and teaching. Beginners and more experienced yogis are welcome as the pace of this class is mindful and slow moving, yet revitalizing and awakening. Dress comfortably. Registration is open throughout the session. $112 10 classes Club Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15870 Tue 9:00-10:15am 1/11-3/15 $112 10 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15869 Wed 6:00-7:15pm 1/12-3/16 Class 15871 Thu 9:30-10:45am 1/13-3/17 Class 15872 Thu 5:30-6:45pm 1/13-3/17

Zumba® Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin/International rhythms and dance moves to create an exhilerating and dynamic funfilled 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. Students in daytime classes need to bring towels or mats for a cool down on the floor. Daytime instructor: Debbie Wiesenthal. Evening instructor: Janice Litvin. $102 10 classes Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym 12:00-1:00pm 1/11-3/15 Class 15702 Tue Class 15706 Tue 7:30-8:30pm 1/11-3/15 $102 10 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15704 Wed 10:45-11:45am 1/12-3/16

Jazzercise (925) 947-6987 Jazzercise is an aerobic fitness program with popular classes in Walnut Creek for over 20 years. Classes are designed for all fitness levels and ages, with both high- and lowimpact and intensity options given in each class. Classes also include strengthening floor routines for toning the major muscles. All classes are approximately 60-65 minutes in length. Call instructor for information. Note: Class times are subject to change; call instructor to confirm. Classes are ongoing. You can register at anytime. Tice Valley Gym Mon-Thu 9:00 am & 6:15 pm Fri 9:00 am & 5:45 pm Sat 8:30 am Sun 9:00 am Class Prices: (All ticket packages have a 30-day expiration) 1 class: Varies with instructor $45.00 ($5.62/class) 8 classes: Unlimited: $55.00 (EFT-Electronic Funds Transfer) New Student Special—Unlimited: $35 monthly pass Youth/Student Prices—Unlimited: $35 monthly pass

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Dog Obedience: Building a Relationship

Learn the ancient Chinese ways to health and longevity through meditation and exercise. In this class we use gentle movement and learn how to realign our posture, breathe for relaxation and stretch in stillness. Begin the beautiful routine of classical Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Instructor: Jan Diepersloot. $52 8 classes Bridge Cul-de-Sac, Civic Park Class 15700 Thu 9:30-10:45am 1/13-3/3 Class 15701 Sat 9:30-10:45am 1/15-3/5

Does your dog not come when you call, pull you down the street on the leash, jump up and chew everything in sight? Teach your dog to become responsible and well-mannered, whether you are training for a family companion or working toward specific obedience goals. We provide you with a variety of training techniques tailored to you and your dog. Training manuals provided. Suitable for dogs 4 months and older. Please attend the first class without your dog. Proof of vaccinations is required. Please bring a copy for instructor’s records. Instructor: Bonnie BrownCali, Dog Dynamics, Inc. $147 6 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC* Class 15708 Tue 7:15-8:00pm 1/11-2/15 Class 15709 Tue 7:15-8:00pm 2/22-3/29 *1/11, 2/8 and 3/8 class will be held at the Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC.

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT Basic Creative Writing Thinking about writing a novel or memoir? Stop thinking and start writing as you discover techniques to crafting your own novel, short story or memoir. Class includes inclass writing exercises, reading assignments and sharing of written work. Learn the basic of both fiction and creative non-fiction. Instructor: Janice De Jesus. $87 6 classes Multipurpose Room, Civic Park CC $5 lab fee due at first class 1/26-3/2 Class 15671 Wed 7:00-9:00pm

Community CPR Learn the proper techniques for recognizing the signals of a heart attack and stroke, giving CPR, and applying first aid for choking victims of all ages. Other respiratory emergencies will be covered. Includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). An EMS Community CPR certificate, good for 2 years, will be issued upon completion. Students may not audit this class. Instructor: Sandie Pettus. $37 1 class Club Room, Heather Farm CC $7 lab fee due at class Class 15862 Wed 6:30-9:30pm 1/19 Class 15863 Wed 6:30-9:30pm 2/16

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. Includes introduction in use of defibrillator (AED). Please bring a lunch and drink. Wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Sandie Pettus. $64 1 class Club Room, Heather Farm CC $10 lab fee due at class Class 15849 Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 2/5 Class 15850 Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 3/5

Dog Obedience: Off-Leash Preparation Does your dog seem hard of hearing when the leash is not attached? This class prepares your dog for off-leash control around the house, backyard and safe public areas. Your dog will learn to obey voice commands and hand signals to help make the transition from on-leash obedience to offleash obedience. This class is a great stepping-stone for agility training, obedience trials, hunting dogs or search dogs. Not suitable for aggressive dogs. Prerequisite: Beg. dog obedience or instructor’s approval. Bring dog, 6 foot leash, training treats, and trainer’s bag. Instructor: Bonnie Brown-Cali, Dog Dynamics, Inc. $147 6 classes Lakeside Room, Heather Farm CC* Class 15712 Tue 8:15-9:00pm 1/11-2/15 Class 15713 Tue 8:15-9:00pm 2/22-3/29 *1/11, 2/8 and 3/8 class will be held at the Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC.

Pet First Aid & CPR First responders dealing with an animal medical emergency are dependent upon their own skills, knowledge and resources; calling 911 is not generally an option. Prior preparation and planning is the key to an effective response. This class covers a wide range of injuries and illnesses and focuses on stabilization, maintaining viability, minimizing further suffering and continuing effective treatment while transporting the animal to the vet. Certificates of Completion and Pet First Booklets will be available for purchase at class; each costs $5. Instructor: Need to Know Training. $47 1 class Club Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15672 Sat 9:00am-1:00pm 1/15

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Backyard Chickens

Italian Conversation Come learn Italian! Our beginning course covers basic language and vocabulary necessary for travelling through Italy. Focus on learning grammar, improving listening skills and practicing conversation with a native Italian speaker. Lessons include fun and interesting dialogues. Upon completion, students will be able to speak in present tense, and read and write simple sentences. No previous knowledge of Italian needed. Students should come to class with Prego! An Invitation to Italian, 7th edition. Instructor: Dario Ciarlantini. No class 1/17, 2/21. $102 8 classes Club Room, Heather Farm CC Class 15670 Mon 7:00-8:30pm 1/10-3/14

Come join the thousands of Bay Area residents who are rediscovering how easy, profitable, nutritious and fun it is to raise a small flock of egg-laying hens. These are pets that not only eat bugs and weeds, provide lively entertainment and supply your breakfast, they even yield fantastic garden fertilizer to enrich the soil in your garden. Come learn the legal guidelines for raising chickens in your area and how to make maximum use of all chicken products. Instructor: Elise Cooke. $51 3 classes Conference Rm, Civic Park CC Class 16020 Thu 6:00-7:00pm 1/ 13-1/27

The Grocery Garden

NEW | Taking Your Dog to Town

Growing fresh, organic vegetables year-round in your own backyard is a great way to bring more taste and nutrition to your kitchen table. In this class you’ll learn important skills and techniques for reducing the time you invest in your garden while keeping your produce expenses to a fraction of what you pay in the supermarket. Author and winner of the Best Books Green Living Award 2009, Elise Cooke, will guide you through the steps you’ll need to create and grow your very own grocery garden. Seeds, class notes and book will be provided so you can get started right away. Instructor: Elise Cooke. $97 5 classes Conference Room, Civic Park CC 7:20-8:20pm 1/13-2/10 Class 16018 Thu

Come and learn how to help your dog be relaxed in crowded situations, overcome fears of loud noises and have good manners when meeting others on the street. We will discuss hazards when walking your dog around town, how to teach your dog to ignore items on the ground, and how to be calm while resting at a sidewalk café. This is a humansonly seminar with video presentations and refreshments with time for Q&A. Instructor: Bonnie Brown-Cali, Dog Dynamics, Inc. $27 1 class Lounge, Civic Park CC Class 15829 Wed 6:30-8:00pm 1/19

NEW | Grown-Ups’ Night Out Do you have a toddler in the house? The chances are, you need a break! This is the perfect class for parents in need of serious de-stressing. If that’s you, find a sitter and come meet us for pizza, drinks, and laughs. Also on the table will be useful information for getting out and about— whether taking the kids with you or leaving them at home. This class is taught by authors of Toddling Around Mt. Diablo, and participants will receive a copy of the latest edition of their local family-friendly guidebook. Instructors: Brenna Shafizadeh and Sarah Becker. Age: Parents Mary’s Pizza Shack, 2246 Oak Grove Rd, Walnut Creek $51 1 class 7:00-9:00pm 3/20 Class 15866 Sun

MARTIAL ARTS Cutting Edge Martial Arts Be the best you can be! This fun and innovative program is open to all students and styles with no initiation fees. Chief instructor and developer, Sensei Preston Jones (5th degree black belt), blends five traditions to bring you a fun and challenging, ongoing program that takes students from white belt to black belt at a pace they are comfortable with. This program works with character development as much as physical conditioning. Students from other styles will be recognized at their current rank. Equipment and uniforms are available for purchase at class. Instructor: Sensei Preston Jones. $52 5 classes Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Class 15825 Tue 6:30-7:30pm 1/11-2/8 Class 15826 Tue 6:30-7:30pm 2/15-3/15 Class 15827 Fri 7:30-8:30pm 1/14-2/11 Class 15828 Fri 7:30-8:30pm 2/18-3/18 $52 5 classes Exercise Room, Tice Valley Gym 3:30-4:30pm 1/15-2/12 Class 15819 Sat Class 15820 Sat 3:30-4:30pm 2/19-3/19

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MARTIAL ARTS Specialized Recreation Karate

EVENTS 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. Age: 16y and up $6 at the door 1 class Concord Senior Center December Dance Fri 7:00-9:00pm 12/10 Pleasant Hill Community Center January Dance Fri 7:00-9:00pm

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Specialized Recreation Movie Fest Specialized Recreation presents two great movies for one great time! All of the movies we play are appropriate for general audiences and are usually based on a particular theme. So sit back, enjoy our popcorn and let our surround sound system and big screen presentation bring the action right to your seat. Price includes admission to both movies and popcorn. Age: 16y and up Lounge, Civic Park CC $10 1 class Sat 11:00-3:00pm 12/4

H E A LT H & F I T N E SS Specialized Recreation Cardio Fitness Join cardio fitness instructor Debbie Landesman for this specially designed cardio program for special needs adults ages 14 and above. Instructor: Debbie Landesman. Age: 14y and up $52 10 classes Lounge, Civic Park CC Fri 5:30-6:15pm 12/10-2/25

If you have ever wanted to try the martial arts but thought that your ‘disability’ limited you . . . think again! This program will challenge you and show you just how fun and adaptable Karate can be. The program has been adapted and designed for participants of all ages and abilities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Shorts are NOT recommended. Instructor: Sensai Preston Jones. Age: 8y and up $52 9 classes Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Thu 5:30-6:15pm 12/9-2/24

T R I P S & T R AV E L Specialized Recreation Dinner Club Join us as we tour the world in 90 days to sample foods of various cultures. Our very own Bay Area hosts some of the best restaurants in the state and we’ll take the opportunity to try as many as we can. Our Dinner Club meets one Wednesday each month and is limited to the first ten participants who sign up. If needed, staff will assist each participant with their meal and beverage selection. Dropoff and pick-up will be from the Civic Park Community Center. Price includes dinner, gratuity and transportation. Age: 16y and up $37 1 class Locations TBD Wed 5:45-8:30pm 12/15 Wed 5:45-8:30pm 1/19 Wed 5:45-8:30pm 2/16

Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips Specialized Recreation offers two Saturday excursions each month for special needs adults ages 16 and above. The purpose of each excursion is to provide the participant the opportunity for fun and adventure. We take the opportunity to experience excursions like baseball games (both Giants & A’s), overnight camping, cross-country skiing, bowling, railroad rides, swimming, museum tours, theme parks, live theatre, and a host of others. Most excursions are limited to 20 participants and are on a first-come/firstserved basis. Our excursions have been extremely popular and tend to fill quickly.

Winter Saturday Trip Dates: 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19

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The Boundary Oak Championship Golf Course is owned by the City of Walnut Creek and operated by CourseCo Incorporated. Complete golf amenities are provided for golfers: 55-stall driving range with grass tees and night lighting; Dave De Long’s #1-ranked, NCPGA Junior Camp, running weekly during the summer months; LPGA/USGA Girl’s Golf Program and First Tee; and a fully-stocked golf shop. Visit our website for all your golfing information and seasonal specials.

Program Spotlight: The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak is the premier event location in Walnut Creek. We have perhaps the most beautiful view and we are renowned in the area for our exceptional cuisine and spectacular service. We feel confident that you will be at ease with our exceptional catering team. We can accommodate both large functions (up to 275) and small intimate parties; elegant black tie events and casual dining; all of our menus are prepared by our Executive Chef from scratch, using only the finest and freshest ingredients. We guarantee that our menus and service will impress even the most seasoned guests. To schedule a tour or learn more about events at The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak please call Amber Wright, Food & Beverage Manager, at (925) 934-3600.

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Reservation Procedures To reserve a tee time, please call the reservation line during daylight hours at (925) 934-4775, ext. 10. Resident ID cards can be obtained at any time.

Fees Our fees and rates are available online at www.PlayBoundaryOak.com. Check our website often for special promotions! Fees and rates subject to change.

Golf Classes Dave De Long (925) 997-3683

Tournament Information Mark Wiese (925) 934-4775, ext. 13 Banquets/Event: Amber Wright, Director of Catering Sales (925) 934-3600, ext. 21

Contacts for Boundary Oak Golf Clubs Men’s Club: Buddie Johnson, (925) 984-1102 Women’s 18-hole group: Sandy Mehus, (510) 549-2221 Women’s 9-hole group: Lynne Van Luchene, (925) 934-1977

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LAP SWIM & FITNESS CENTER All swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming. Recreational swimming and horseplay are prohibited. 7-17 must be accompanied by a swimming adult. Swimming instruction of any kind is not permitted. Circle swimming will be enforced in order to accommodate more swimmers if it is crowded.

Daily Admission Fees Through 12/31/10: Youth (7-17) Adults (18 & up) $4.00 $4.50

Monthly Pass $68.00

Effective 1/2/11: Youth (7-17) $4.25

Monthly Pass $71.00

Adults (18 & up) $4.75

Everyone entering the facility must pay the admission fees.

Discount 15 Swim Passes Home of the following swim programs: • Walnut Creek Aquabears—Age Group Year Round U.S. Swim Team • Walnut Creek Aquanuts—Age Group Synchronized Swim Team • Walnut Creek Masters—Adult Swim Team • Walnut Creek Swim Club—Summer Recreational Age Group Swim Team • Diablo Divers—Age Group Springboard Dive Team

Clarke Memorial Swim Center Located in Heather Farm Park 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek

(925) 943-5856 • Heated pools open year-round • Olympic size 20-lane lap pool • Heated locker rooms and showers • Fitness center with cardiovascular and weight equipment • Seasonal diving pool with 1-meter diving board • Seasonal children’s pool • Vending machines Facility Closed: 11/25, 12/25/10–1/1/11 Weekend Hours: 11/26 Other Dates: TBA

Through 12/31/10: Youth (7-17) Adults (18 & up) $52.50 $60.00 Effective 1/2/11: Youth (7-17) Adults (18 & up) $56.25 $63.75 • Valid for 1 year. • No refunds.

Adult Lap Swim Winter Hours Clarke Memorial Swim Center Mon-Fri 5:30am–4:00pm Mon-Thurs 7:00pm–9:00pm Sat-Sun 11:00am–4:00pm

Family Lap Swim Winter Hours Sat-Sun 11:00am–4:00pm Ages: 7 & up Fitness swimming for the entire family! Facility Closed: 11/25, 12/25/10–1/1/11 Weekend Hours: 11/26 Other Dates: TBA

Larkey Park Swim Center Located by the Lindsay Wildlife Museum 2771 Buena Vista Avenue, Walnut Creek

(925) 943-5861 • Open Summer Months • L-shaped recreation and lap pool (25 yards by 25 meters) • Diving area with 1-meter spring board • Children’s wading pool (1 foot deep) • Grass area • Vending Machines • Spring season private rentals

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Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team The nationally ranked Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team is a year-round United States Swimming competitive program. It provides novice, age group, through Olympic level training for swimmers of all ages and abilities. For information, call 939-5990 | Head coach, Rick Millington | www.aquabears.org

Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team Our masters (19-90) team is one of the finest (and most fun) in the country, providing a competitive swimming program and structured fitness program for adults. Group workouts are held 5:30-6:30am, 6:45-7:45am, 10:30-11:30am, Noon-1:00pm, Monday-Friday, and 7:00-8:00pm MondayThursday. For more information, call 943-5899, ext. 2431 | Head Coach, Kerry O’Brien | swim4wc@netscape.net or visit www.swim4wc.org

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 yearround program for swimmers of all ages and abilities. For more information, call 934-4792 | Head Coach, Kim Probst | www.aquanuts.org

Diablo Divers The Diablo Divers Diving Team competes in United States Diving sanctioned events throughout Northern California. For more information, call 876-8855 | Head Coach, Phil Tonne

Beginner & Intermediate Triathlon Training Course provides beginner and intermediate triathletes the opportunity to gain instruction from Walnut Creek Masters swim coaches and USA triathlete coaches alike in an atmosphere that promotes a positive training environment. Fee: $77 10 classes Clarke Memorial Swim Center Session I II III

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Walnut Creek Masters: Try-out for Fitness Swimmers Fitness swimmers are invited to sample our program and experience an encouraging atmosphere dedicated to stroke instruction and improved conditioning. “Competitive Spirit” and competition are not a requirement to be a member and are only one aspect of this largely successful adult fitness program. All practices are coached by the same experienced staff that trains some of the finest adult swimmers in the world. For more information contact: Head Coach Kerry O’Brien at swim4wc@netscape.net or (925) 943-5899, ext. 2431 or visit www.swim4wc.org. You can also stop by during practice to talk with a coach. Practice times: Mon-Fri 5:30am; 6:45am; 10:30am; 12:00pm Mon-Thu 7:00pm Daily Admission Fee: $4.50–$4.75 Register for tryout at front counter

FITNESS PROGRAMS Aquasize (Co-ed water exercise class) This co-ed class is designed to use the water’s natural buoyancy and resistance as an excellent form of exercise for swimmers, non-swimmers, and those with special considerations. Both shallow water and deep water classes offered. Clarke Memorial Swim Center Mon-Fri 8:00am-9:00am and 9:00am-10:00am ongoing Fee: Drop in, $6.50 (Effective 1/2/11, $7.00), 20-use punch card, $80 (Effective 1/2/11, $85) No refunds.

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Employment Opportunities Walnut Creek Aquatics is NOW HIRING for Winter, Spring & Summer 2011. We are looking for Lifeguards and/or Swim Instructors (15 yrs+) and support staff. We accept American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificates or Ellis & Associates International Lifeguarding Certificates. Desirable candidates must enjoy the water, outdoors, children, and possess a current lifeguarding certificate. For more information please call 943-5856. For an application, visit our web site at www.walnutcreekrec.org or come to Clarke Memorial Swim Center in Heather Farm Park. We will accept applications until all positions are filled. w w w.Wa l n u t C r e e k Re c . o r g


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CPR–Professional Rescuer Review Course

Youth Competitive Swim and Stroke Class

For those previously trained and needing to re-certify in CPR/AED, this course is a review of the CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Participants must have been certified within two years of the start of this course. Participants will bring proof of certification and their book. Participation in class does not constitute automatic renewal of certification. • Must pass all written and

These four-week sessions are designed with the recreational swim team swimmers in mind. Instruction includes each of the four competitive strokes and their associated turns, skills, and drills. Course meets county Meet eligibility guidelines for 2011. Classes are taught by USS Walnut Creek Aquabears coaches. Fee: $132 8 classes Clark Memorial Swim Center

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Not sure which swim lesson level your child should be in? Come to one of our free testing dates to help place your child in the correct level. Children (ages 3 and older) will be getting in the water. Please plan accordingly. Pre-registration (free) online: www.walnutcreekrec.org or register day of testing. Day Dates Times Class Sun 2/13 12:00pm-4:00pm 15896 Sun 2/20 12:00pm-4:00pm 15897

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NEW | Learn to Synchro Age: 6y-11y Beginning synchronized swimming students learn all the basics of synchronized swimming. Become familiar with the fundamentals of synchronized swimming including; basic sculling, figures and swimming routines. Explore music and costume development and end with a show recital for parents and guests. Coached by Walnut Creek Aquanut coaching staff. $162 10 classes Clarke Swim Center, wading pool Class 16022 Wed & Fri 5:00-6:30pm 1/5-2/4

C E RT I F I CAT I O N CO U R S E S American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Aquatics Registration (Registration form on page 41) Online/Mail-in/Fax-in/Walk-in Registration Begins: December 6, 2010 • Register Online: Make registration easy! Set up an online registration account at www.WalnutCreekRec.org • Or: Fax to: (925) 287-0179

This course will provide you with the skills and certifications including first aid, CPR-FPR, and AED (oxygen admin. optional) to become a lifeguard.

• Or: Walk-in to: Clarke Memorial Swim Center (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm)

• Must pass all written and practical exams to earn certificate. • Must be 15 years old by the last day of class. • Must attend ALL classes to be eligible to take final exams.

• Or: Mail to: City of Walnut Creek Attn: Aquatics Registration 301 N San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Clarke Memorial Swim Center. Fee: $212 (books & cert. included) Session Dates Days Times Class I 11/20–11/24* Su-W 9:30am-5:30pm 15262 II 12/20–29* M-W 9:30am-4:30pm 15265 III 2/6–3/13 Su 10:00am-5:00pm 15902 * IV 4/4–4/9 M-Sa 10:00am-5:00pm 15903 * V 4/25–4/30 M-Sa 10:00am-5:00pm 15904 *Session I–Thanksgiving Break; Session II–Winter Break; Session IV–Spring Break 1; Session V–Spring Break 2 A q u a t i c s | p h 9 2 5 -94 3 - 5 8 5 6 | f x 9 2 5 -94 4 - 3 5 9 8

Class Refund Policy Refunds are allowed up to seven business days prior to the first day of class; a $10 service fee per class will be applied to each refund. Cancellation requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class will receive a credit, minus the $10 service fee, valid for one year. No refunds or credits will be offered once classes begin. If you must drop a class due to serious illness or injury please contact the Clarke Swim Center at 943-5856. (Please provide a doctor’s note.) We do not give refunds for weather or lack of student participation. Transfers between classes may only be done if there is room and transfer is approved by the manager on duty. w w w.Wa l n u t C r e e k Re c . o r g

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

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

Drop-in Basketball

Volleyball

Drop-in basketball meets Monday through Friday from 12:00-4:00pm at Tice Valley Gymnasium. Cost is $3.

Adult Volleyball Leagues (925) 943-5899, ext. 5866 Monday Night Coed League Wednesday Night Women’s 4’s

Spring Adult Basketball Leagues (925) 943-5899, ext. 5866 Thursday/Sunday 5-on-5 Registration packets for the adult 5-on-5 basketball leagues will be available at the Tice Valley Gym starting in January or you can have it emailed to you by sending a request to Hope Keung at keung@walnutcreek.org. League play will begin in February. Games will be played at the Tice Valley Community Gymnasium. Individuals looking to join a team may be placed on a waiting list by emailing Hope Keung at Keung@walnut-creek.org.

Registration packets for the Monday Winter adult volleyball coed league and Wednesday Women’s 4’s will be available at the Tice Valley Gym in November. League starts in December/January.

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

Tennis Programs at Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park More information on the Walnut Creek Tennis Center, tennis class offerings and program registration is on pages 27-29. For additional information, (925) 945-0105 or www.lifetimetennis.com.

Turf & Dog Park Hotline Walnut Creek Table Tennis Club

(925) 256-3574

(925) 256-3572 Table tennis is open to people of all ages. The club runs on Saturday and Sunday evenings at Tice Valley Community Gym, 6:00-10:00pm. Drop in times are available 7 days a week 8:30am-10:00pm. There is a $2 drop-in fee for the lobby table and $5 for the exercise room tables. Club memberships are also available for purchase. Tournaments, leagues and camps are being offered throughout the year.

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Prior to field or dog park use, all groups and individuals should check for updated conditions of all City fields and the Heather Farm Dog Park by calling (925) 256-3574 or visiting www.WalnutCreekRec.org.

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SPORTS/FITNESS GROUPS Bronco Volleyball Club | (925) 457-0091

Continental Little League | (925) 210-6141 Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 7-15. Log onto www.continentalbaseball.com for info.

CCJCC | (925) 938-7800

afterschool sports programs Practice Your Sport Year-round or Try Something New!

Adjacent to the Tice Valley Gym, the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center offers a variety of programs to members and non-members in the community. Log onto www.ccjcc.org. for info.

CYO Sports St. John Vianney boys and girls basketball—call (510) 376-5423. St. Mary’s boys and girls basketball, crosscountry, and track & field—call (925) 256-8453.

Odyssey/VIP Girls Volleyball | (925) 244-8010 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 info.

Afterschool sports programs for Walnut Creek Intermediate and Foothill Middle School students are available throughout the school year. A great way to have fun, meets friends, learn new skills, and stay active!

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

Fall/Winter

WCASI provides a recreational slow-pitch softball program at Heather Farm Park. For dates and for more info, log onto www.wcasi.org.

Girls Intramural Volleyball: 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Girls Competitive Volleyball: 7th & 8th Grade—Tryouts Required Co-ed Flag Football: 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Co-ed Varsity Soccer: 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

Walnut Creek Little League | (925) 806-8242 Baseball and softball programs for boys and girls aged 8-16. For information, log onto www.wcbaseball.org.

Walnut Creek Marauders and Cheer | (925) 941-4745 This contact football organization competes in the Diablo Valley Youth Football Conference and is open to boys and girls aged 5-15 years old. Log onto www.wcyfmarauders.com.

Walnut Creek Soccer Club | (925) 407-5662 The WCSC is a youth soccer organization only, with players ages 6-18. For info, 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. Log onto www.wcyaa.com for info.

Te a m s p o r t s b u i l d f r i e n d s h i p s a n d f i t n e s s .

Winter/Spring Girls Intramural Basketball: 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Girls Competitive Basketball: 7th & 8th Grade—Tryouts Required Boys Intramural Basketball: 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Boys Competitive Basketball: 7th & 8th Grade—Tryouts Required

Spring Coed Golf: 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade—Tryouts Required Boys Intramural Volleyball: 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Coed Tennis: 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Girls Intramural Volleyball Part II: 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade

Learn more about the afterschool sports programs at WCI and Foothill by visiting www.walnutcreekrec.org and click on the Afterschool Sports tab.

Interested in teaching a class?

The Recreation Division is currently seeking qualified, part-time instructors to teach a variety of activities and programs. For more information, contact the Recreation Division office at (925) 943-5858.

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A basic volleyball program benefiting the Northgate High School volleyball program. For information, email coachchangaris@sbcglobal.net.

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WALNUT CREEK TENNIS CENTER Tennis

Heather Farm Park, 1751 Heather Drive www.lifetimetennis.com • (925) 945-0105 Register for tennis programs online at www.lifetimetennis.com The tennis courts at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center in Heather Farm Park are available on a pay-as-you-play basis. The fee is based on a higher level of service, which includes the ability to reserve court use, provision of a well-stocked pro shop with racket stringing service, and a higher level of maintenance. Other public tennis courts located at community parks and schools in Walnut Creek are available free of charge.

Office & Court Hours Mon-Fri Sat-Sun

8:00am-10:00pm 8:00am-8:00pm

Rain Procedure On rainy days, staff may close the courts until they are playable. Call 945-0105 to see if courts are dry. Makeups will be scheduled for lesson and league rainouts. Class make-up dates can be found online at www.lifetimetennis.com.

Lessons and Programs Individual and group lessons are available for all ages and playing levels. For further information regarding lessons and programs, please call 945-0105.

Ball Machine Rental Ball machine rental is available. No one under the age of 15 years old may use the ball machine unless accompanied by an adult.

Tennis Program Notes 1. Pre-registration is required for all tennis programs. 2. No registration for classes accepted by phone. 3. Lessons may be combined or cancelled based on registrations. Participants may be reassigned according to age, ability, and class size. 4. Class refunds are only given if requested no less than 10 days prior to the first class meeting. Requests made after that time but at least 3 days prior to first class meeting will incur a $5 service charge. No refunds or credits given less than 3 days prior to the start of class. 5. Full refunds will be granted for classes or programs cancelled by Lifetime Tennis. 6. No refunds given for non-attendance.

Court Rules 1. Please do not bring the following on court: food, drinks, skateboards, bikes, in-line skates, scooters, pets or small children who are not playing tennis. Drinking water is okay on court. 2. Shirts and non-marking shoes required. 3. No personal ball machines. 4. City-sponsored lessons only.

Program Registration Please make checks payable to Lifetime Tennis. Please do NOT use the City of Walnut Creek registration form. Use the Lifetime Tennis registration form at www.lifetimetennis.com.

Registration Methods • Online at www.lifetimetennis.com • Mail in to Lifetime Tennis, 1751 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek 94598 • In-person at the Walnut Creek Tennis Center

Advance Court Reservations Court reservations for Heather Farm may be made up to 8 days in advance by calling the Tennis Center at 945-0105 during pro shop hours or at www.lifetimetennis.com. Court is forfeited after 15 minutes.

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COMMUNITY TENNIS PROGRAMS Youth Tennis (4-15 years old) Little Tennis & Sports Development Program:

Competition Programs: These year round programs are designed to prepare students for tennis tournaments. Students learn from certified instructors and former touring pros with over 20 years of coaching experience. Contact Roy Cosio for more information at royc@lifetimetennis.com .

Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate Levels: This three tiered introduction program is designed to develop early tennis skills that include stage 1, 2 and 3 balls, ground strokes (stationary and moving), serving ( 1/2 and full motion), volleys, overheads, and basic vocabulary. Students are grouped by age and ability levels the 1st day of class. Class goal: to maintain “full court” rallies and serve 1 of 3 balls into correct service box while using proper technique. Graduates are encouraged to join the Bronze, Silver and Gold program.

Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels: For students who graduated from the Green, Blue & Red Level program or can fulfill the program requirements. Students will learn topspin, under spin sidespin; add and reduce the power to shots, and develop specialty shots. Program drills enhance quickness, balance and racquet control for improved consistency and accuracy. Class goal: Develop foundation to become a well-rounded tennis player, successfully play singles and doubles matches, and to play in local tennis leagues, school teams or tournaments.

Bronze, Silver, & Gold Level Match Play: This is an enhancement program for students enrolled in a Junior Development group (Bronze, Silver, Gold). Players will challenge and compete against one another in weekly singles and doubles matches to improve their tennis skills. This program allows players the chance to utilize the skills learned in the development classes.

Junior Improvement & Matchplay Camps: Students are grouped by age and ability levels on 1st day of class. Introductory students will learn and improve their forehand, backhand, volley, overhead and serve through our unique “court rotation and activity

system”. Intermediate and Junior Team students will develop specialty shots and play in Singles and Doubles Round Robin Tournaments. The instructor(s) will help players with scoring, rules and match strategy. Players should bring a snack; ice water is provided.

Adult Tennis (16 & Older) Beginning For students with little or no previous tennis instruction. Students will be introduced to forehand, backhand, serve, and basic vocabulary. Class goal: maintain a six-to-ten shot “short court” rally and serve an average of 1 out of 3 balls into the correct service box.

Advanced Beginning For students completing 10 or more hours of beginning tennis. In this level, we will be adding movement to groundstroke rallying and improving serving technique. Class goal: maintain a full-court rally and serve an average of 1 out of 2 balls into the correct service box.

Intermediate/Advanced For students who have completed 10-20 hours of advanced beginning tennis. Students will be introduced to volleys and overheads while improving overall confidence and consistency of forehand, backhand and serve. Added movement becomes a key component at this level. Class goal: to be able to play an actual singles or doubles match.

Drill Class Prerequisite: Intermediate course or instructor approval. Workouts cover ground strokes, volleys, overheads, and serving drills. A great class for those wanting to move and hit lots of tennis balls.

Women’s Tennis Academy This innovative program is designed for 3.5 to 4.0 level players looking to improve their results in interclub, USTA league/tournaments or just to further develop their game playing skills. Students will thrive in our rotating court training system which has produced fantastic results throughout local and national junior competitions.

Men’s Drill Class Turn up your game with drills focused on movement and shot development. Classes are designed to maximize the number of balls hit per session. Each lesson will include a variety of drills that cover a wide range of shots.

Doubles Strategy Always poaching when you shouldn’t? Can’t figure out what to do against those tough pushers? The Doubles Strategy class will give you an edge over the competition through proven techniques and strategies that that you can implement in your game right away. The class will cover a variety of common scenarios and playing styles to help tailor your game with the perfect strategy.

WINTER TENNIS PROGRAMS Little Tennis & Athletic Development (Ages 4-6) • Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 6:1 *See Bonus/makeup days for rain outs (page 29) Level Ages Day Time Dates Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds 4-6 Sun 1:15-2:00pm 1/2-3/20 Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds 4-6 Sun 3:00-3:45pm 1/2-3/20 Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds 4-6 Tues 4:15-5:00pm 1/4-3/22 Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds 4-6 Thu 4:00-4:45pm 1/6-3/24 Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds 4-6 Fri 3:15-4:00pm 1/7-3/25 Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds 4-6 Sat 9:15-10:00am 1/8-3/26 Fantastic 4, 5 & 6 Year Olds 4-6 Sat 1:15-2:00pm 1/8-3/26 L i f e t i m e Te n n i s | 9 2 5 -945 - 0 1 0 5

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This specialized program is designed to stimulate, challenge and appeal to children 4- to 6-years-old. A team of highly-trained and motivated “team leaders” will help provide a wonderful environment of intellectual and physical intrigue. Students and parents alike will be impressed by the dynamic range of learning aides and carefully designed development plans used throughout this program. Equipment can be purchased in the Heather Park Tennis Center Pro Shop.

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*Bonus/Makeup Days—All Sunday through Friday classes will meet for bonus/rain makeup class on Saturday, Feb 5 and Mar 5. All Saturday classes will meet for bonus/rain makeup class on Sunday Feb 6 and Mar 6. Times to be determined.

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Youth Tennis Lessons (Ages 7-15) • Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 Level Ages Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 7-12 Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 10-15 Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 7-12 Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 10-15 Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 10-15 Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 7-12 Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 7-12 Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 10-15 Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 7-12 Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 7-9 Beginning, Adv. Beginning & Intermediate 10-15

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Dates 1/2-3/20 1/2-3/20 1/4-3/22 1/4-3/22 1/5-3/23 1/5-3/23 1/6-3/24 1/7-3/25 1/7-3/25 1/8-3/26 1/8-3/26

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Junior Development Teams (Ages 8-17) • Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 Level Ages Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels 8-17 Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels 8-17 Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels 8-17

Adult Tennis Lessons (16 & older) • Session is 12 weeks long • Student / teacher ratio is 8:1 Level Ages Cardio 16+ Cardio 16+ Cardio 16+ Beginning Adult 16+ Beginning Adult 16+ Beginning Adult 16+ Beginning Adult 16+ Advanced Beginning Adult 16+ Advanced Beginning Adult 16+ Advanced Beginning Adult 16+ Advanced Beginning Adult 16+ Advanced Beginning Adult 16+ Intermediate/Advanced Adult 16+ Intermediate/Advanced Adult 16+ Intermediate/Advanced Adult 16+ Intermediate/Advanced Adult 16+ Intermediate/Advanced Adult 16+ Improve your Serve & Backhand 16+ Improve your Serve & Backhand 16+ Improve your Serve & Backhand 16+ Improve your Serve & Net Game 16+ Drill Class 16+ Men’s Drill 16+ Women’s Academy 3.5-4.0 16+ Doubles Strategy 16+ Doubles Strategy 16+ L i f e t i m e Te n n i s | 9 2 5 -945 - 0 1 0 5

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Sing-a-Long

Bazaar Group

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. Free Lounge, Civic Park CC Every Fri 9:30-11:00am

A 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 943-5851 for more information. Free Multipurpose Room, Civic Park CC Every Wed 9:00am-3:00pm

Cardmaking Workshops Linda Rogers is returning to teach more fabulous, fun and easy workshops for us. $5 of your fee covers all materials. Plan on going home with several cards to share with family and friends. No special artistic skills required. You’ll be guided through the cardmaking process one-step-at-a time. Advance sign-ups required, class size is limited. Please bring a pair of scissors to class. $7 Conference Room, Civic Park CC Mon 9:00-10:30am Valentine & Birthday Cards 1/24 St. Patrick’s Day & Birthday Cards 2/28

Painters’ Workshop: Oils & Acrylics Ongoing painting class for both beginners and continuing students. Regular demonstrations and informal lecture include a variety of techniques. Emphasis will be on individual development. Continuing and advanced students will work more independently. Instructor: Mira M. White. Class is open to all ages $102 10 classes Social Hall, Civic Park CC Class 15638 Tue 1:15-4:15pm 1/11-3/15

DANCE & MUSIC Ballroom Dance with the Stecks Come have fun! Make new friends and begin to improve your waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba, cha cha and tango. Two dances will be taught each week, with technique and review. Step and sway into better balance and flexibility. See you on the dance floor. Instructors: Barbara and Jerry Steck. $8 drop-in Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Class 15621 Thu 2:00-3:30pm 1/13-3/17 A c t i v e A d u l t s | p h 9 2 5 -94 3 - 5 8 5 1

Tuesday Line Dance Join us for an afternoon of fun and exercise while learning popular line dances. Instructor: Dennis Maguire. $7 drop-in Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Class 15624 Tue 2:00-3:30pm 1/11-3/15

Zumba® for Beginners Zumba is fun! It’s different, it’s effective, and it’s an aerobic workout. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easyto-follow moves to create an hour of fun. You’ll forget you’re exercising! Come check it out. Instructor: Jo Nash. No class 1/17, 2/21. $5 drop-in or $40 10-class punch card Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Mon 1:45-2:45pm 1/10-3/14 1:45-2:45pm 1/12-3/16 Wed

EVENTS Friday Socials Mark your calendar for our monthly Friday Socials, and treat yourself to an afternoon of great entertainment. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch can also be purchased for $2. Lunch reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the lunch date by calling 943-5851. Pay at the door. If your plans change, please cancel your reservation. Reservations are only held until 11:30am. For those not having lunch, there is no charge to attend. We look forward to seeing you there. Free/$2 Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Fri 11:00am-1:00pm The Song Sirs 1/28 The Nick Charro Trio 2/25 Taiko Drumming 3/18

Holiday Luncheon 2010 Enjoy a wonderful holiday luncheon with your family and friends at The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak in Walnut Creek. It’s a great way to begin your holiday season! Enjoy a fabulous catered lunch, joyful, festive music, dancing and door prizes. $25 Celebration Room, Boundary Oak Golf Course Fri 11:00am 12/10

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Movie Matinee

Valentine’s Tea

Enjoy popular, recently released feature length films on the first Monday of each month. Your 50-cent admission price includes a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Bring your friends. Reservations are not required; however seating is limited. 50¢ drop-in Lounge, Civic Park CC Mon 1:00-3:00pm 1/3, 2/7, 3/7

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 943-5851. $10 Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Fri 11:00am-1:00pm 2/11

New Year’s Bingo Start the New Year off with a bang! Join us today for a Bingo Bash complete with lunch, a Money Tree Raffle and a morning of Bingo. Payouts are $20 for regular games and $50 for Blackout. Tickets can be purchased at the Walnut Creek Senior Club, Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek. Questions? Call (925) 943.5851. $7 Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Fri 10:00am-1:00pm 1/21

Pancake Breakfast Come and enjoy the best pancake breakfast in town. This event is held on the 1st Sunday of each month and is open to everyone. This popular community event plays host to families large and small, grandparents and friends alike. Just a reminder, we stop serving at 11:45am, so be sure to come early! (Due to the New Years Holiday, there will be no breakfast in January 2011) $2.25 Social Hall, Civic Park CC Sun 9:00am-12:00pm 2/6, 3/6

Walnut Creek Seniors Club Ready to kick-start your retirement? Join the Walnut Creek Seniors Club. You’ll discover exciting recreational, social and volunteer opportunities. More than 2,900 members visit the Civic Park Community Center, a place for active adults age 50 and better, where a dynamic, successful recreation program flourishes. For only $10 annually, you’ll enjoy: • A monthly newsletter to keep you up-to-date on special events, classes, services and travel opportunities. • Discounts on special events, savings on local and international trips, 10% to 20% off senior classes • Free social services including financial counseling, blood pressure checks, medical insurance counseling, income tax preparation, will preparation and legal advice. Call 943-5851 for more information or drop by the Civic Park Community Center between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

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H E A LT H & F I T N E SS Chair Yoga This class involves practicing yoga using a chair instead of on the floor and is ideal for those who are challenged with mobility or for those looking for an alternative to other yoga programs. Wear loose clothing, and bring a non-slip yoga floor mat as well as a firm blanket to class. Before registering for this class, please call the instructor at 925-4625285. Instructor: Marcia Conroy. $106 members/$116 non-members 10 classes $10 drop-in Conference Room, Civic Park CC Class 15629 Thu 10:15-11:15am 1/13-3/17

Gentle Exercise This exercise class, which can be done sitting or standing, helps increase your mobility, vitality and well-being. Improve your flexibility and range 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. Instructor: Ziv Porat. $7 members/$10 non-members drop-in Lounge, Civic Park CC Fri 1:00-2:00pm 1/14-3/18

Gentle Yoga 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. Before registering for class, please call instructor at 925-462-5285. Instructor: Marcia Conroy. $106 members/$116 non-members 10 classes $10 drop-in Conference Room, Civic Park CC Class 15627 Thu 8:45-10:00am 1/13-3/17

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Fitness and fun for men and women with low-impact exercises that include stretching, aerobics, strengthening and cool down. Get a great cardio workout with low and moderate impact moves. Burn calories and have lots of fun. All-over muscle conditioning (with or without weights), and stretching included. Instructor. Sylvia Rodrigues, NASM Certified Personal Trainer. No class 1/17, 2/4, 2/21, 3/11, 3/25. $6 drop-in or $50 10-class punch card Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Mon 3:00-4:00pm 1/10-3/14 Fri 2:00-3:00pm 1/14-3/18

Bridge Class

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. $1 Lobby, Civic Park CC Walking Buddies I Every Tue 8:00am-12:00pm Walking Buddies II Every Thu 8:00am-12:00pm

SPORTS Bowling

Play of the Hand in the 21st Century. This class is designed to improve the student’s skill at declarer play. The Club series or equivalent experience is a prerequisite. Techniques including developing a plan, the finesse, hold up play, dummy reversal, crossruff, endplay and others are presented and practiced. Instructor: Larry Miller. Diamond Series $62 members/$72 non-members 8 classes Conference Room, Civic Park CC Class 15633 Wed 1:30-3:30pm 1/12-3/2 Duplicate Bridge Practice Lab Free 10 Classes Conference Room, Civic Park CC Class 16128 Wed 9:00am-12:15pm 1/12-3/16

Bridge Programs Open bridge for experienced players. Partners are not required. Players are rotated into the group for that day’s play. For Marathon Bridge, pre-registration through the Marathon Bridge coordinator is required. Drop-In Bridge 50¢ drop-in Multipurpose Room, Civic Park CC Every Sun 12:30-4:00pm Every Tues 8:45-12:00pm

Beginner to advanced bowlers gather for recreational play and exercise at Diablo Lanes in Concord on Tuesdays from 9:45am to 12:00pm.

Thursday Drop-In Bridge Conference Room, Civic Park CC Every Thu 12:30-4:00pm

Over 50 Softball

Marathon Bridge $20 Multipurpose Room, Civic Park CC Every Fri 12:00-4:00pm 1/14-3/18

Join our “over 50” softball program. Call Terry Mason 934-2535. Fee: $70/year.

Cycling Club The Cycling Club meets every Thursday morning, leaving the outer parking lot at Civic Park Community Center at 8:00a.m for weekly rides. Join anytime. Helmets required, and rain cancels ride. Contact coordinator Peter Culshaw at wcmini@att.net for more information. Free Every Thu 8:00-11:30am

Pickleball Club Drop in for some Pickle ball fun at the Tice Gym. Contact Bill Dougherty at Rossmoorpickleball@yahoo.com.

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

Drop-In Bingo Enjoy a fun day of Bingo with other Bingo lovers. Play is divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Morning session begins at 11:00am. Afternoon session begins at 12:45pm. Cards are sold separately for each session and are 50 cents each. Paper games are also played and are 25 cents for each card. This is a great activity for keeping your brain healthy and challenged as well as having fun with friends. 50¢ drop-in Multipurpose Room, Civic Park CC Early-Bird Bingo Afternoon Bingo Every Thu 11:00-11:45am Every Thu 12:45-2:45pm

Regular physical activity reduces risk of high blood pressure, stroke and osteoporosis.

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Write Your Memoirs

This 4 1/2 hour refresher driver safety course is for those who have taken the 8-hour course within the last 4 years. Completion of the course entitles those folks over 55 years of age to a discount on their auto insurance. The refresher course is good for 3 years and can be repeated. Call 9435851 for more information or to register for class. Must have taken the 8-hour Driver Safety Class within the last four years. $12 AARP Members/$14 non-AARP Members 1 class Conference Room, Civic Park CC Tue 12:00-4:30pm 2/22

Learn how to find your own voice to tell your life story in an interesting and lively manner. Learn how to start the fascinating process of recording some of our unique life experiences. Facilitator: Bob Lewis. $22 members/$27 non-members 10 classes Social Hall, Civic Park CC Fri 1:30-3:00pm 1/14-3/18

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 each month to discuss our reading selections. 50¢ drop-in Lounge, Civic Park CC Tue 1:00-3:00pm 2/1, 3/1

Class Info Classes take place at the Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive at the corner of Civic Drive and N. Broadway in downtown Walnut Creek unless otherwise noted. For addresses of other class locations, please see page 3.

Investment Club 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. For questions, contact the Senior Club at (925) 943-5851 or group coordinator Wayne Slater at (925) 938-2705. Free Conference Room, Civic Park CC Tue 1:30-4:00pm 1/18, 2/15, 3/15

Pinochle 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. No meetings 1/17, 2/21. 50¢ drop-in 8 classes Multipurpose Room, Civic Park CC Mon 12:30-3:30pm 1/10-3/14

Snappy Cats Join the snappiest kazoo band in town! This fabulous group of musicians rehearses once each week and performs for area retirement communities. Free Assembly Hall, Civic Park CC Every Fri 9:30-11:00am

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SENIOR SERVICES Bart Tickets are available to seniors 65 and older for $9.00 ($24 value). Cash purchases only. Blood Pressure Screening is available on a drop-in basis on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to check your blood pressure for free. Free Lobby, Civic Park Wed 9:00-11:00am 1/12, 2/9, 3/9 Care Management is available through Diablo Valley Foundation for free in-home assessments and consultation. Call 945-8040 for an appointment. County Connection Bus Passes are available at the reception desk. Cash or check purchases only (checks payable to County Connection). 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 TDD by calling 1-800-735-2929. Contact the Seniors Club by calling (925) 943-5851. Free Lounge, Civic Park CC Every Wed 9:30am-4:00pm

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Drop-In Activities See activity descriptions for more info. No drop in activities 1/17 and 2/21.

Hot Meals are served daily, and anyone over 60 years of age is welcome. Call 280-7310 from 10:00am窶馬oon one day ahead for a reservation. $2 suggested donation Social Hall, Civic Park CC Mon-Thu, 12:00-1:00pm Fri, 11:30am-1:00pm

Mondays

Investment Counseling is available from 1:30-3:30pm the first Tuesday of each month. Call 943-5851 for an appointment. FREE.

Bridge: 8:45am-12:00pm, Multipurpose Room Line Dance: 2:00-3:30pm, Assembly Hall Walking Buddies I: Meet 8:00am, Lobby

Medical Insurance Counseling (HICAP) is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:45pm-3:15pm. Call 943-5851 for an appointment. (No Long Term Care counseling available at the Walnut Creek Senior Center. Please call 938-1895 for Long Term Care counseling appointments.)

Wednesdays

Pedicures and Manicures are available by appointment every other Thursday from 2:00-4:00pm. Call 943-5851 for an appointment. Senior Information is available through the Contra Costa County Office on Aging. Call 1-800-510-2020. Senior Legal Services are available by appointment every second Thursday from 10:00am-12:15pm and the fourth Thursday from 11:00am-1:15pm. Call 943-5851 for your appointment.

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Tuesdays

Bazaar Group: 9:00am-3:00pm, Multipurpose Room

Thursdays Bingo: 11:00am-2:45pm, Multipurpose Room Bridge: 12:30pm-4:00pm, Conference Room Cycling Club: Meet 9:00am, Lobby Walking Buddies II: Meet 8:00am, Lobby

Fridays Friday Socials: 11:00am-1:00pm, Assembly Hall* Snappy Cats: 9:30-11:00am, Assembly Hall Sing-a-Long: 9:30-10:30am, Lounge

Sundays Pancake Breakfast: 9:00-11:45am, Social Hall* Bridge: 12:30pm-4:00pm, Multipurpose Room *See activity description for exact dates.

Simple Wills Preparation is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm. Call 943-5851 for an appointment.

Transportation Services You can go many places in Walnut Creek with the Walnut Creek Seniors Club Mini Bus service. Just call 933-1434 from 9:00am-11:00am the day before you need a ride. To make a reservation for Monday, 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 943-5851 for more information. You must be a Walnut Creek Seniors Club member to participate.

Do you have a question or comment for the Recreation Division?

Email us at Recreation@walnut-creek.org

U S DA r e c o m m e n d s a t l e a s t 3 0 m i n u t e s o f e x e r c i s e d a i l y f o r a d u l t s .

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Home Chore and Respite Registry is a program provided by Senior Outreach Services that refers affordable home care workers to elders in need of assistance. Call 937-8311 for more information.

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Open Space Programming Information

The Borges Ranch Serpent

• Programs are available for reservation upon receipt of the Winter Activities Guide • Reservations are required for all programs if you are bringing a group of five or more • Dogs are not permitted at Ranger-led interpretive programs, camping or special events • Most programs are 1 to 1 1/2 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 that activity • You may call the Ranger listed for more information or to confirm that weather has cancelled a program • Open Space maps are available at Ranger Stations or by sending a message including your mailing address to dollard@walnut-creek.org

Saturday, February 12, 10:00-11:30am Borges Ranch If you love snakes, or even if you are afraid of them, you will want to come along as we search Borges Ranch for the elusive sharp-tailed snake. You will learn all about this harmless little snake that prefers the cold, wet months of winter instead of the warm, dry days of summer. When other reptiles go to sleep for the winter, the sharp-tailed snake comes out of hiding. The program consists of an easy stroll around Borges Ranch. Meet under the windmill at Borges Ranch. For more information, call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2162.

RANGER-LED PROGRAMS In Search of Elvis Saturday, January 8, 2:00pm Acalanes Preserve Today, The King would have been 76! Elvis sightings will be happening again. Join us for a hike around the hills and under the trees as we play a Wicked Winter Trivia Game. Nature’s fact and fiction will be the focus. Meet at the end of Sousa Drive. Sturdy footwear suggested. Peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich is optional. An Elvis sighting is guaranteed! For information call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2665.

Let’s Get Small Saturday, February 5, 2:00pm Sugarloaf Preserve We’ll make the surfaces of common items look like the Grand Canyon as we use a magnifying glass, stereo microscope, and the live action Scope-On-ARope. See moon craters on a shoe. Find a lake on a pencil tip. You’ll get a chance to capture your image and print it as a picture ($1 per picture). Think of the endless possibilities of bringing this technology to the study of nature. This program will be held indoors. For more information, call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2665.

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Herpetology 101 Saturday, March 5, 10:00am-1:00pm Shell Ridge Open Space Take a hike into Shell Ridge Open Space with Ranger Dan Bylin as we search for and learn about the various species of snakes, lizards, and salamanders that call our Open Space their home. The program will consist of a 3-mile moderately strenuous hike. Be sure to wear hiking boots, be prepared for mud, and carry water and a snack. Meet under the windmill at Borges Ranch. For more information, call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2162.

Who Pooped in the Park? Sunday, March 13, 1:00pm Lime Ridge Many animals call the Open Space home, yet most are seldom seen. How do we know they are here? Join the search for scat, tracks, and other signs left by our elusive residents. Meet at the Lime Ridge Montecito/Ygnacio Valley entrance. For more information, contact Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899, ext. 3521.

Earthly Edibles, Urban Usables Saturday, March 19, 2:00pm Lime Ridge Join Ranger Bruce for a hike into fabulous Lime Ridge to discover nature’s bounty that plants provide. Miner’s lettuce, chickweed, soap root, cattails, and other local plants will be available for sampling and using. Meet at back of Boundary Oak Golf Course parking lot. For more information, call Ranger Bruce Weidman at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2665.

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O P E N S PA C E M O N T H LY & ON-GOING PROGRAMS 2nd Sunday of each month, January 9, February 13 and March 13, 9:00am

Lime Ridge 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. Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Montecito Drive. For information, call Ranger Art Janke at (925) 943-5899, ext. 3521.

Monthly Beginning Bird Walks Join Ranger Dan Bylin to learn about our local bird life. While we search for birds, we will discuss identification tips, behaviors, habitat requirements, where to find specific species 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. For more information, call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 9435899, ext. 2162.

Putnam Creek and Acalanes Open Space Saturday, January 15, 9:00-11:00am We will explore the woodlands along Putnam Creek for resident and wintering woodland birds, then hike into Acalanes Open Space and watch for wintering grassland bird species. Meet at the end of Sousa Dr. at Acalanes Open Space.

Lime Ridge Open Space Saturday, February 19, 9:00-11:00am Hike through grasslands, oak woodlands, and chaparral and discover the various birds found in these habitats. We will hike approximately 1.5 miles to the ridge top. Meet at the end of Valley Vista Road in the parking lot to the right of the golf course.

Owl Prowl at Borges Ranch—Reservation Program Saturday, March 19, 7:00-9:00pm Join us for our annual Owl Prowl at the ranch. We will hike around the ranch and into Shell Ridge Open Space looking and listening for our resident species of owls. Park in the upper parking lot at Borges Ranch and meet the ranger under the windmill. Bring a flashlight, wear sturdy walking shoes, and dress in layers. Reservations are required and space is limited to 20 people. For more information, call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2162.

Old Borges Ranch Tours 4th Saturday of each month, January 22, February 26 and March 26, 2:00pm

Old Borges Ranch in Shell Ridge Join Ranger Dan Bylin on a tour to explore historic Borges Ranch. The Borges family settled in Walnut Creek over 100 years ago and their ranch is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour the 1901 ranch house and the 1903 carriage barn while learning what life was like on the ranch 100 years ago. Meet under the windmill near the parking lot at Borges Ranch. For more information, call Ranger Dan Bylin at (925) 9435899, ext. 2162.

Free Home Composting Workshops Join a free composting workshop in Walnut Creek that explains how to reduce your garbage by one third or more and spend less than 15 minutes a week doing it! Registration is required. Call the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority at (925) 906-1801 for reservations. Heather Farm CC—Hildebrand Room 301 N. San Carlos Drive Upcoming Composting & Vermicompost Workshops:

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Our Winter Classes Catalog is ready for you . . .

• Ceramics • Sculpture • Dance • Decorative & Fiber Arts • Painting • Music • Photography • Printmaking • Special Workshops • Glass • Jewelry • Theater For complete descriptions of over 120 classes in the visual and performing arts, refer to the Civic Arts Education Class Catalog. Copies will be available for you at the Civic Arts office or you can call 943-5846 to have a copy sent to you, or log onto www.arts-ed.org. C i v i c A r t s E d u c a t i o n | p h 9 2 5 -94 3 - 5 8 4 6

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Michael Butler, Artistic Director

Scott Denison, Managing Director

A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens Adapted by Cynthia Caywood & Richard L. James December 9–19, 2010

Boeing-Boeing By Marc Camoletti Adapted by Beverly Cross January 27–February 26, 2011

To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee Adapted by Christopher Sergel March 31–April 30, 2011

Blues in the Night Conceived by Sheldon Epps May 19–June 25, 2011

And join Center REP for the Off-Center Season: Becoming Britney Book, Music & Lyrics by Molly Bell & Daya Curley October 28–November 14, 2010

The Lady With All the Answers By David Rambo April 28–May 15, 2011 All shows at the beautiful

Lesher Center for the Arts Celebrating 20 years at 1601 Civic Drive Downtown Walnut Creek

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Registration begins December 6

Mail Fax

Online Available 24/7— Log onto www.WalnutCreekRec.org and click on Programs & Classes or Registration

Registration, with VISA or MasterCard information to : (925) 938-7529 or (925) 944-3598 for Aquatics Please do not call to confirm if your fax was received

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

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Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm (No phone registration available for Aquatics) (925) 943-5858

Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm Heather Farm Community Center 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Heather Farm Park Aquatics: Clarke Memorial Swim Center 1750 Heather Drive, Heather Farm Park

Please have your class title, number and credit card information ready

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 prior to the start of class or before purchasing supplies or materials. Pre-registration is required for participation in programs. Please do not attend a class if you have not been registered. Registration forms received prior to the dates specified will not be given priority consideration; however, you may fax, mail, or drop off your form at any time. Complete one registration form per family. Forms may also be downloaded from our website.

Policies Refunds/Credits • Refunds/credits are subject to a $10 service charge per person, per class. Refunds are processed within three weeks. • Refunds will be considered if requests are submitted to the Recreation Division up to seven days prior to the first day of class. • For withdrawal requests received after the refund period but prior to the first day of class, a credit valid for one year may be permitted for use toward a future course. • Withdrawal requests after the first class meeting are subject to partial credit less service charge and pro-rated course fees. • No refund requests are accepted after the last class meeting. • Failure to attend program or “no-shows” will not be granted a refund/credit.

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 Recreation Division.

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ADA Accomodations

• Refund policies may vary for Adults 50+ (Seniors) programs.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Walnut Creek encourages those with disabilities to participate in our programs. If you have any special needs that require specific accommodations so you can fully enjoy one of our classes or programs, please call the Recreation Division office at (925) 943-5858.

Fees • All fee courses and camp registrations include a $2 administrative processing fee. • Fees must be paid in full at time of registration by cash, money order, VISA, MasterCard or check payable to the City of Walnut Creek, unless otherwise stated in program description. • All payments are processed upon receipt. • Lab fees are payable to the instructor at the first class. Please do not include lab fees with your registration fees.

Donations If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation to our community programs, please indicate so on your registration. Thank you!

Questions? Active Adults (Seniors): (925) 943-5851 | Aquatics: (925) 943-5856 | Recreation: (925) 943-5858 Therapeutic Recreation: (925) 256-3531 | email: recreation@walnut-creek.org | website: www.WalnutCreekRec.org Wa l n u t C r e e k Re c r e a t i o n D i v i s i o n | p h 9 2 5 -94 3 - 5 8 5 8 | f x 9 2 5 -9 3 8 -75 2 9

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Account #______________________________________________ Exp. Date______________ TOTAL Authorizing Signature___________________________________________________________ WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I consent to the above person’s participation in these activities and agree on behalf of said person and the undersigned that we assume the risk of accident or injuries sustained from whatever cause in connection therewith and release the City of Walnut Creek and its officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for such accident or injury. I understand I am responsible for all registration policies and procedures outlined in the department brochure. I further understand the City of Walnut Creek reserves the right to photograph facilities, activities, and program participants for potential future use. All photos remain the property of the City of Walnut Creek Recreation Division and may be used for publicity or promotional purposes only. Dated:________________ Signature___________________________________________________________________________ Please indicate whether: Parent_______ Participant_______ Guardian_______

WHERE WE ARE Recreation Division Administrative Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5858 301 N. San Carlos Drive 94598 Park/Picnic Reservations, Recreation Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5858 Civic Park Community Center. . . . . . . . . . 943-5852 1375 Civic Drive 94596 Reservations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5853 Seniors’ Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5851 Seniors’ Volunteer Mini-Bus. . . . . . . . . 943-1434 Special Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256-3531 Civic Park Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5858 1375 Civic Drive 94596 Dog Park Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256-3574 Foothill Community Gymnasium. . . . . . . . 256-3539 2775 Cedro Lane 94598 Golf Course Pro Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-4775 Reservations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-4775, x. 10 Heather Farm Community Ctr. . . . . . . . . . 943-5858 301 N. San Carlos Drive 94598 Park Rental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5858 Facility Rental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256-3575 Heather Farm Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-4908 500 N. San Carlos Drive 94598 Skate Park Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256-3584 Swimming Pools Heather Farm, Clarke Pool . . . . . . . . . 943-5856 Larkey Swim Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5861 Tennis Center & Pro Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 945-0105 1751 Heather Drive (Heather Farm Park) Tice Valley Community Gymnasium . . . . . 256-3572 2055 Tice Valley Blvd. 94595 Turf Hotline (Field Conditions). . . . . . . . . . . 256-3574 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.WalnutCreekRec.org

City Council

Directory of Organizations

Sue Rainey, Mayor; Cindy Silva, Mayor Pro Tem; Kish Rajan; Bob Simmons; Gary Skrel until 12/7 City Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Nordhoff

Acalanes Adult Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935-0170 WC Adult Softball, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-1955 WC Aquabears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 939-5990 WC Aquanuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-4792 Boundary Oak Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-4775 Continental Little League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210-6141 WC Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-2007 WC Chess Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 939-7937 CC Jewish Community Center . . . . . . . . . 938-7800 Diablo Regional Arts Association. . . . . . . . . 932-1731 Diablo Sailing Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935-2131 Diablo Singles Dance Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 820-4299 D.V. Fly Fisherman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935-0360 D.V. Stamp Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 672-4610 D.V. Volleyball Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451-6581 Diablo Women’s Choral. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 682-3769 Equestrian Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 939-2929 4-H Club Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 646-6543 The Gardens at Heather Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . 947-1678 Lindsay Wildlife Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935-1978 WC Little League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 806-8242 Model Train & Railroad Society . . . . . . . . . . 937-1888 Mt. Diablo Adult Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 937-1530 Mt. Diablo Mothers’ Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 927-2424 Odyssey Girls Volleyball Club . . . . . . . . . . . 941-0895 Pinnacle Volleyball Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457-6230 WC Racquet Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 945-0105 Shadelands Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935-7871 Walnut Festival Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935-6766 WC Downtown Business Assoc. . . . . . . . . . 932-9001 WC Marauders Football/Cheerleading. . . 941-4745 WC Swim Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935-4372 WC Soccer Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407-5662 WC Tennis Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 945-0105 WC Youth Athletic Association . . . . . . . . . 933-4884

City Website: . . . . . . . . . . . http://walnut-creek.org Park, Recreation and Open Space Commission Meets 1st Monday, 7pm 1666 North Main Street 94596 Sandra Jacobsen, Chair Dan Lawrence, Vice Chair Rich Carlston, Carla Ludwig, Joe Stadum, Rick Underwood, Tom Worthy

Arts Recreation & Community Svcs. Dept. Administrative Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5848 1666 North Main Street 94596 Lesher Center for the Arts Ticket Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-SHOW 1601 Civic Drive 94596 Open Tue-Sun Center Administrative Office. . . . . . . . . . . . 295-1400 Bedford Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295-1417 1601 Civic Drive 94596 Open Tue-Sun, noon–5pm Fri-Sat, 5–8pm Civic Arts Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5846 1666 North Main Street 94596 Shadelands Art Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5846 111 North Wiget Lane 94598 Fine Arts Preschool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5842

Open Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943-5899, x. 2135 Ranger Stations: Old Borges Ranch/Shell Ridge . . 943-5899, x. 2162 Howe HomesteadPark/Lime Ridge . . . . . . 930-7731 Sugarloaf & Acalanes Ridges . . . . . . . . . . . . 944-5766

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Adults 50+: 55 Alive Refresher Course, 32 Ballroom Dance, 29 Bazaar Group, 29 Bingo, Drop-In, 31 Bowling, 31 Bridge Programs, 31 Cardmaking Workshops, 29 Chair Yoga, 30 Cycling Club, 31 Drop-In Activities, 33 Friday Socials, 29 Gental Exercise, 30 Gental Yoga, 30 Heart Shapers, 31 Holiday Luncheon, 29 Hooked on Books, 32 Investment Club, 32 Movie Matinee, 30 New Years Bingo, 30 Painters’ Workshop: Oils & Acrylics, 29 Over 50 Softball, 31 Pancake Breakfast, 30 Pinochle, 32 Senior Services, 32-33 Sing-a-Long, 29 Snappy Cats, 32 Tennis, 31 Tuesday Line Dance, 29 Valentine’s Tea, 30 Walking Buddies, 31 Walnut Creek Seniors Club, 30 Write Your Memoirs, 32 Zumba®, 29

Aquatics: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, 23 Aquasize, 22 Competitive Programs, 22 Employment Opportunities, 22 Facility Information, 21 Fitness Programs, 22 Lap Swim & Fitness Center, 21 Learn to Synchro, 23 Registration Information, 23 Swim Lesson Test Dates, 23 Triathlon Training Class, 22 Walnut Creek Masters Tryout, 22 Youth Competitive Swim & Stroke Class, 23

Arts Programs: Bedford Gallery, 38 Center REPertory Company, 37 Civic Arts Education Winter Catalog, 36

Boundary Oak Golf Course: Reservations & Fees, 20

Dance & Music: All About Social Ballroom, Swing and Hot Latin Salsa, 12 Argentine Tango, 12 Ballroom Dance for My Generation, 12 Big Kids Family Music, 9

Kinderdance®, 6 Line Dance, 12 Music Together, 4 Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance, 12 Tahitian Dance & Drumming, 12 Tahitian Dance, Drum & Music, 8

Fashion & Beauty: All About the Face, 13 Color Analysis & Wardrobe Planning, 13 Full Closet Clean-up, 13

Features: Volunteer Opportunities, 43 Walnut Creek on Ice, 43

Food & Cooking: Asian Fusion Fish and Seafood Series, 13 Asian Vegetarian Cuisine, 13 Basic Pasta, 14 Busy Bee Cooks, 6 Cooking with Kids, 9 Dim Sum, 13 Homemade Gnocchi, 14 Homemade Ravioli, 14 How to Use Your Pasta Machine, 14 Indonesian Cooking, 14 International Soups, 15 Quick, Healthy Meals from Costco & Trader Joes, 15 Sushi and Nigiri, 14 Valentine Pasta, 14 Vietnamese Cooking, 15 Wine and Cheese Pairing, 15

General Information: Addresses of Class Locations, 3 Community Map, 39 Course Registration Form, 41 Facility Rentals, 2 Information, 3 Registration Information, 40 Where We Are, 41

Health & Fitness: Feldenkrais Method, 15 Gymnastics—Parent/Child, 6 Gymnastics—Preschool, 6 Ice Skating—Parent & Me, 6 Ice Skating—Preschool, 7 Ice Skating—Youth, 9 Kidz Love Soccer, 7, 10 Shake Your Soul, 15 Slow Method Pilates, 16 Tai Chi & Chi Kung, 17 Wee Hoop, 8 Yoga Heart/Yoga Heart for Continuing Students, 16 Zumba®, 16

Martial Arts: Cutting Edge Martial Arts, 9, 11 Karate Kids, 10 Keeping Kids Safe, 10 Specialized Recreation Karate, 19

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Open Space Programs: Beginning Bird Walks, 35 Borges Ranch Serpent, 34 Earthly Edibles, Urban Useables, 34 Herpetology 101, 34 Home Composting, 35 In Search of Elvis, 34 Let’s Get Small, 34 Lime Ridge Monthly Hike, 35 Old Borges Ranch Tours, 35 Who Pooped in the Park?, 34

Personal Enrichment: Babysitting for Beginners, 11 Backyard Chickens, 18 Community CPR, 11, 17 CPR & First Aid Combo, 11, 17 Dog Obedience Classes, 17 First Aid, 17 Grocery Garden, 18 Grown-ups’ Night Out, 4, 18 Italian Conversation, 18 Kids’ Carpentry, 8 Kindertots, 4 Pet First Aid & CPR, 17 Spanish Immersion Program, 4 Spanish Camp, Winter, 8 Taking Your Dog to Town, 18

Preschools: Civic Park Preschool (Ponies), 5 Fine Arts Preschool, 5 Heather Farm Preschool, 5

Science & Technology: Academy of Future Space Explorers, 9 Nature’s Magic Act, 6 Seeing in Color, 9

Specialized Recreation: Weekly & Monthly Activities for the Developmentally Disabled, 19

Sports: Badminton/Pickleball, 24 Basketball, Drop-In, 24 Basketball Leagues, 24 Sports/Fitness Groups, 25 Table Tennis Club, 24 Turf & Dog Park Hotline, 24 Volleyball, Drop-In, 24 Volleyball, League, 24 Walnut Creek Skate Park, 11

Tennis: Adult Tennis Lessons, 28 Tennis Center Information, 26 Youth Tennis Lessons, 27-28

Trips & Travel: Ski and Snowboard Trips for Teens, 11 Specialized Recreation Dinner Club, 19 Specialized Recreation Saturday Trips, 19

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The Arts, Recreation and Community Services Department brings you the programs that make Walnut Creek a great place to live, work and play!

V olunteer With numerous volunteer opportunities available, there are many different ways to get involved!

• Active Adults (mini-bus drivers, dispatchers, reception) • Bedford Gallery (docents & greeters)

• Civic Arts Education (fundraising, administrative help, performances) • Lesher Center for the Arts (ushers)

For more information or to learn more about upcoming volunteer orientation dates, call the ARCS administrative offices at 9 2 5 .9 4 3 . 5 8 4 8 Wa l n u t C r e e k Re c r e a t i o n D i v i s i o n | p h 9 2 5 -94 3 - 5 8 5 8 | f x 9 2 5 -9 3 8 -75 2 9

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PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PA I D WALNUT CREEK CA PERMIT NO. 282 ECRWSS

RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER

Recreation Division City of Walnut Creek 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 • www.WalnutCreekRec.org

•Online registration is quick, convenient and available 24/7! • Use your User ID and Pin to sign up for both Recreation and Civic Arts Education classes all in a single transaction. • New customers can create a new account entirely online. New accounts take one business day to process.

Online registration has never been easier!

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Walnut Creek Recreation Activities Guide