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        OC Parks
                                  City of Concord
                                 Parks & Recreation
How does Parks and Recreation make your life better?
An extensive research study asked California citizens and public officials “Why are parks important
to you?” The research, sponsored by the California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS), a nonprofit,
professional and public interest organization with more than 4,000 members, was used to develop
the first-ever brand of the profession. “Parks Make Life Better!” is now being launched by CPRS
members statewide, including the City of Concord.



Play                             Nature                               Exercise
Safe, outdoor space               Beauty and serenity                 Healthy Movement
For us, the biggest               Being in nature makes               Parks are made for moving
benefit is a safe outdoor          one feel alive. We’re very          at your own pace. And,
play space for our kids           fortunate to have beautiful         recreation programs make
today … and as they grow.         spaces so close to home.            it easy to stay healthy.



Positive                         Gathering                            Forever
Spaces                           Places                               Valued today
                                                                      and always
Free-time fun                     Socializing and learning            Parks enrich our lives.
Neighborhood parks are            Parks are like holidays, bringing
                                                                      They add value to our
an escape, a place to run         us together to share good
                                                                      homes and neighborhoods.
around and play.                  times. They are the common
                                                                      Individually and as a
                                  ground that connects us all.
                                                                      community, we’ll always
                                                                      have that need.




                              www.cityofconcord.org/recreation
                                                                      Contents
                                                                    Preschool.........................................2–4

                                        New Offering!               Concord Library............................ 4

                                     Holiday Day Camps              Youth....................................................5–8
                                                                    Youth Afterschool ...............9–10
                                    December 19–23, 2011
                                                                    Teens .........................................................11
                                                                    Adults............................................. 12–18
   Looking for something fun and engaging for your child            Online Classes ..............................19
over the holidays? Consider one of these popular day camps          Trips & Tours....................... 20–23
       for your child over their school holiday recess.
                                                                    50 & Better .............................. 24–29
      Play-Well Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO                  Special Recreation ...................28
                    Freshi Game Design                              Senior Services ...................... 29
                 Freshi Digital Filmmaking                          Camp Concord .............................. 32
            What’s Your Game? Holiday Camp
                                                                    Sports ........................................... 30–32
     For more information on these camps see page 5.                Swimming ............................... 33–34
                                                                    Registration ...........................35–36


   Online – you’re first in line!                                                      Benefit statements

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See page 35 for all your registration options.


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2                Preschool
     2011–2012                                    Age 2
                                                  In 2-year-old classes children experience
                                                                                                Requirements:
                                                                                                2-year-olds must be age 2 by September 1, 2011
  Preschool Classes                               fun interaction and play with other
                                                  2-year-olds, they have the opportunity
                                                                                                3-year-olds must be age 3 by December 1, 2011
                                                                                                4-year-olds must be age 4 by December 1, 2011
                                                  to develop language and gain valuable         3 and 4-year-olds must be toilet trained.
                                                  social skills. As well as, participating in   A $35 non-refundable processing fee and the
                                                  age appropriate songs, crafts, structured     first monthly tuition payment are due at the
                                                  and unstructured play.                        time of registration. The remaining tuition
                                                                                                installments are due by the 20th of each
                                                  Age 3                                         month through April.
                                                  Through age appropriate fun songs,
                                                  crafts, games and supervised play             Monthly fees:
                                                  with other 3-year-olds, children have         2-day classes $119 Res/$124 Non Res
                                                  the opportunity to develop and build          3-day classes $179 Res/$184 Non Res
                                                  friendships, as well as, independent          Parent Involvement: Parents in all classes
                                                  social and academic skills.                   are asked to bring a healthy snack for the
                                                                                                whole class once every other month.
                                                  Age 4
                                                  Classes for 4-year-old children are fun
                                                  and inviting places where your child will
                                                  learn important life and pre-academic
                                                  skills through fun activities and programs.                Class Availability
                                                  Each child will have the opportunity            Some classes my be full. Please call
                                                  to learn their numbers, colors, shapes,
                                                  calendar and days of the week. By the           671-3404 to be placed on a waitlist.
                                                  time children graduate from the 4-year-
                                                  old class they are ready for kindergarten
                                                                                                   Registration for 2012–13 Preschool
                                                  and well on their way with many fond
                                                  memories of preschool.                               Begins February 27, 2012



Pre-Dance                                                                                         Beginning Ballet 1
Pre-school dancers will be introduced                                                             This class is designed for beginning dance
to the world of dance through creative                                                            students to learn the fundamentals and
movement, rhythm, and improvisation.                                                              the vocabulary of ballet. For example, they
Dancers will focus on body positioning,                                                           will learn the word ‘plie’ and know how
balance, and body isolation. They will learn                                                      to demonstrate one. The class will have
fundamental dance vocabulary while the                                                            fun concentrating on basic technique,
basics. With the use of age appropriate                                                           coordination, barre exercises, and ballet
music, young dancers will have lots fun                                                           positions. Dancers will culminate in a
engaging their minds and bodies through                                                           performance demonstration for parents on
movement. Appropriate Attire: ballet                                                              the last class of the session. The instructor
shoes, tights or leggings, and leotards. The                                                      Crystal Smith is a graduate of UC Santa
instructor Crystal Smith is a graduate of                                                         Cruz in Theater Arts and has over twenty
UC Santa Cruz in Theater Arts and has over                                                        years of dance experience in ballet, jazz,
twenty years of dance experience in ballet,                                                       modern, and hip hop.
jazz, modern, and hip hop.
                                                                                                  Age: 4–6              Baldwin Park Dance Studio
Age: 3–4             Baldwin Park Dance Studio                                                                                       Crystal Smith
                                  Crystal Smith                                                   # 89155
# 89153                                                                                           Jan 7–Feb 11    9:30–10:15 a.m.              Sat
Jan 7–Feb 11      9–9:30 a.m.               Sat                                                   $69 Res/$74 Non Res                    6 Classes
$55 Res/$60 Non Res                   6 Classes
                                                                                                  # 89156
# 89154                                                                                           Feb 25–Mar 31 9:30–10:15 a.m.                Sat
Feb 25–Mar 31     9–9:30 a.m.               Sat                                                   $69 Res/$74 Non Res                    6 Classes
$55 Res/$60 Non Res                   6 Classes



                                            Recreation builds social skills and stimulates
                                                    participation in community life.
                                                                                     Preschool                                    3
     Breakfast With Santa
       The whole family can enjoy a
     delicious breakfast while waiting
     for a jolly visit from Santa!
     Breakfast will be served from
     9–9:30 a.m. After breakfast, there
     will be a variety of holiday crafts
     to make with your child(ren)
     while waiting for their visit with
     Santa himself!
        Mrs. Claus’ Gift Boutique will
     be open for the children to buy
     homemade treats and trinkets,
     at low prices, for all those special
     people in their lives – Mom, Dad,             DON’T FORGET THE CAMERA!
     Grandma or Grandpa! A wrapping
     corner will be available.
        Pre-registration is required for everyone age 3 and older. Space is limited, so
     register early before it fills up! (No additional scholarship or processing fees are
     charged for this event.)
     All Ages
     # 88497
                                       Senior Center                                                “T  he City of Concord
                                                                                                        has made it possible
                                                                                                    for me to find fun activities
     Dec 3             9–11 a.m.                  Sat
     $8 Res/$9 Non Res                                                                              for all three of my children
                                                                                                    (ages 3, 4 and 6) to attend
                                                                                                    during the same time and
                                                                                                    days. We have been part
                                                                                                    of the Concord Preschool
Parent and Me Gymnastics                          Tiny Tumblers Gymnastics
This class is designed for parents and            Your child will tumble over this                  Program since 2006.
toddlers to enhance your child’s motor            one! Classes are designed to enhance              All of my kids love the
development skills, balance, coordination,        coordination,
and confidence. Emphasis is placed on             agility, and                                      program with the oldest
developing movement, rolling, climbing,           confidence.                                       coming out of his shell
hanging, balance, and jumping in a fun and        Emphasis is placed
social environment. This class is filled with     on developing                                     during the program.”
fun and challenging motor development             beginning
activities. Parent participation is required.     gymnastic skills
                                                                                                             – Lesley Garcia
                                                  in a fun and social                               Concord Preschool Program Parent
Age: 1½–3         Willow Pass Community Center
                                                  environment.
                        CGS Gymnastic Services
                                                  Equipment
# 89171
                                                  incorporated into
Jan 18–Feb 15     9–9:45 a.m.              Wed
                                                  the class include
$69 Res/$74 Non Res                   5 Classes
                                                  bars, low beams,
# 89172                                                                b     l d i li
                                                  ladders, trampoline, barrel and incline
Feb 22–Mar 21     9–9:45 a.m.              Wed    mats, tunnels, rings and music games. This
$69 Res/$74 Non Res                   5 Classes   is NOT a parent participation class.
                                                  Age: 3–5          Willow Pass Community Center
                                                                          CGS Gymnastic Services
                                                  # 89173
                                                  Jan 18–Feb 15 9:45–10:30 a.m.              Wed
                                                  $69 Res/$74 Non Res                   5 Classes
   Registration is easy!                          # 89174
                                                                                                      Concord Preschool
                                                  Feb 22–Mar 21 9:45–10:30 a.m.              Wed
    See pages 35–36.                              $69 Res/$74 Non Res                   5 Classes        See page 2.
4            Preschool
Concord Library
Winter Children’s Programs
2900 Salvio • (925) 646-5455



 Baby & Toddler Time                                                                    Little Dragons
    Books, songs, bounces                                                               Is your young child interested in the martial
  and finger plays for children                                                         arts? Try this class first. Your child will
                                                                                        participate in fun activities designed to
     6 months – 3 ½ years                                                               increase their attention span, focus and
  Tuesdays, 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.                                                          coordination. They will learn some basic
    December 6 – February 7
                                     Busy Bee Cooks                                     skills that will prepare them to begin more
                                     The Cooking with Kids Foundation is                disciplined training when they are older.
                                     pleased to offer this class. The funds             An additional cost of $35 for uniform is
                                     received for the class will go to support the      required and can be purchased on the first
                                     foundation’s work in bringing these classes        day of class.
                                     to the under served children who are at risk
  Preschool Storytime                for obesity, diabetes, and for those that can’t    Age: 3–5                         KO Taekwondo
                                     afford them. Do not be surprised if your                                              Kevin Oliver
   Stories, songs and finger
                                     kids will want to show off what they have          # 89210
       plays for children            learned in your home. We teach healthy             Jan 5–Feb 23      5–5:40 p.m.               Thu
     3 ½ – 5 and caregiver           eating as a life style, kitchen safety and its     $75 Res/$80 Non Res                   8 Classes
  Wednesdays,1:30 – 2:00 p.m.        appliances, and proper clean up. Cooking           # 89211
                                     can be a lot of fun when you know your             Mar 1–Apr 19      5–5:40 p.m.               Thu
   December 7 – February 8           way around the kitchen. We will learn to           $75 Res/$80 Non Res                   8 Classes
                                     make a new pasta dish, salad, soup, veggies
                                     and dessert. There is a non-refundable
                                     $15 materials fee payable at the first class.

    Family Programs                  Age: 4–5                         Centre Concord
                                                         Cooking with Kids Foundation
Stories, crafts special performers   # 89151
   And programs for all ages         Jan 12–Feb 9    3:30–4:30 p.m.               Thu
    Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.        $119 Res/$124 Non Res                  5 Classes

    December 5 – February 6


                                                                                        Bumper Bowling
     Family Place                                                                       Children will enjoy this great introduction
                                                                                        to bowling. Lane gutters are blocked by
 Toddler Tumble Time                                                                    guard rails for gutterless bowling. Class
                                                                                        session includes two games or one hour
  Games, puzzles, motor skill                                                           which ever comes first. Parental assistance
   activities – a playgroup for                                                         is required. Bowling equipment, shoes, and
   children 12 months – 3 yrs.                                                          automatic scoring is included.
          and caregiver                                                                 Age: 4–7                    Clayton Valley Bowl
                                                                                                                                   Staff
 Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
                                                                                        # 89203
   January 18 – February 15                                                             Feb 1–Mar 21    3:30–4:30 p.m.             Wed
     Registration required
                                          Register early!                               $59 Res/$64 Non Res                   8 Classes


                                        Classes with low enrollment
 All programs subject to change.             may be cancelled.
                                                                                                    Youth                                   5
                                                                                                 Drawing and
  Holiday Day Camps                                                                              Watercolor Painting
                                                                                                 In this multi-level art class each student,
                                                                                                 from beginner to advanced, will receive
Freshifilms Camps                                                                                 individual help to improve and master art
Freshifilms is a mentor-led, kid-directed                                                        skills. Group instruction in each class will
filmmaking program that places cameras                                                           introduce and practice new art techniques:
in the hands of young filmmakers                                                                 drawing and painting animals, birds and
allowing them to imagine, plan and shoot                                                         butterflies; a still life with flowers and fruit;
their own films. Through our educational,                                                        landscapes in perspective; birthday and
festivals and camp programs, we have                                                             holiday cards in watercolor and more. Each
worked with over 500,000 kids across the                                                         student will receive a personal portfolio
country and the world.                                                                           with all art supplies needed for the class.
                                                                                                 Class size is limited. $15 materials fee
Freshi Base Game Design                                                                          payable to instructor.
Kids work in groups to develop, design,
debug and distribute their own 2D games.                                                         Age: 8–12                         Centre Concord
Using special software, students create                                                                                     Mary Frances Crabtree
their game without having to learn actual         Play-Well Engineering Camp                     # 89182
programming. They can also put their own                                                         Feb 1–Mar 21      4–5:30 p.m.                Wed
music, video, animations and photos into          Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO             $75 Res/$80 Non Res                     8 Classes
their games with a simple click. Don’t just       Have your child become a Play-Well
play games, play your own game! Students          Engineer! Students explore concepts in
should bring a memory stick/flash drive           physics, architecture, and engineering         Beginning Ballet 2
last day of class to take copies of their work.   with access to over 100,000 pieces of          All the technique, vocabulary, and barre
                                                  LEGO. The engineer-designed curriculum         exercises from Ballet I will continue and
Age: 8–13                       Centre Concord    challenges new and returning students          become more complex. Class will increase
                              Freshi Films, LLC   to reach higher levels of engineering          strength, flexibility, and body coordination.
# 89284                                           comprehension while having fun. Not            It will review all the material from
Dec 19–23 12:30–3:30 p.m.             Mon–Fri     affiliated with the LEGO® Group.               Ballet 1 and expand on the complexity of
$195 Res/$200 Non Res                5 Classes
                                                  Age: 7–12                    Centre Concord    combinations. Ballet 2 will concentrate
                                                                         Play-Well Teknologies   on the dancers ability to connect steps
Freshi Digital Filmmaking                                                                        and create fluidity in their movement.
A hands-on, immersive introduction to             # 89294
                                                  Dec 19–23 9 a.m.–12 p.m.           Mon–Fri     Appropriate Attire : ballet shoes, tights, and
digital filmmaking. Kids work in small
                                                  $165 Res/$170 Non Res             5 Classes    black leotards. The instructor Crystal Smith
groups to make a film and each student
                                                                                                 is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz in Theater
will pitch, plan, shoot, edit, screen and
                                                                                                 Arts and has over twenty years of dance
score their movies.
                                                                                                 experience in ballet, jazz, modern, and hip
Age: 8–13                       Centre Concord
                                                  What’s Your Game                               hop.
                              Freshi Films, LLC   Holiday Camp                                   Age: 6–8               Baldwin Park Dance Studio
# 89285                                           Play and learn chess, checkers, stratego
                                                  and many other strategy games, computer                                            Crystal Smith
Dec 19–23 9 a.m.–12 p.m.              Mon–Fri
                                                                                                 # 89157
$195 Res/$200 Non Res                5 Classes    and ‘Knightmare’ chess. Playing chess and
                                                                                                 Jan 7–Feb 11     10:15–11 a.m.                Sat
                                                  strategy games helps to develop problem-
                                                                                                 $69 Res/$74 Non Res                     6 Classes
Freshi Game Design and                            solving ability. All levels are welcome to
Digital Filmmaking Combo                          join in the socially interactive contests.     # 89158
This camp combines both the Freshi                Other activities in the camp may include       Feb 25–Mar 31 10:15–11 a.m.                   Sat
Game Design and Digital Filmmaking                hobbies, arts & crafts, movies, skee-pool      $69 Res/$74 Non Res                     6 Classes
Camps into                                        and more.
one. The camp                                     Age: 8–14                    Centre Concord
includes a                                                                      David DeFabio
supervised                                        # 89287
lunch period                                      Dec 19–23 10 a.m.–6 p.m.           Mon–Fri
for children                                      $159 Res/$164 Non Res             5 Classes
attending both
camps.
Age: 8–13                       Centre Concord
                              Freshi Films, LLC
# 89286
Dec 19–23 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.            Mon–Fri
                                                                                                    Registration is easy!
$389 Res/$394 Non Res                5 Classes                                                       See pages 35–36.
6                 Youth
                                                                                                     Singing Class
                                                                                                     Princess Songs
                                                                                                     Students will improve their voice while
                                                                                                     singing songs of a timeless animated fairy-
                                                                                                     tails. Our class focus is for each Princess
                                                                                                     to have a great time as they build strong
                                                                                                     voices and fond memories of a magical
                                                                                                     age. Midway through each class students
                                                                                                     will enjoy a tea party fit for royalty.
                                                                                                     Students receive a tote filled with musical
                                                                                                     and Princess accessories! Students are
                                                                                                     encouraged to arrive in their Princess attire.
                                                                                                     $10 materials fee payable to instructor.
                                                                                                     Age: 4+                      Village Music School
Beginning Jazz                                                                                                          Village Music School Instructor
                                                                                                     # 89178
and Hip Hop                                                                                          Jan 14–Feb 18 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.       Sat
Students will enjoy two great dance                                                                  $105 Res/$110 Non Res               6 Classes
styles with Jazz and Hip Hop in one
class. Jazz will focus on stretching,                                                                # 89179
isolation, progressions and choreography.                                                            Feb 25–Mar 31 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.       Sat
Dancers will learn the newest Hip Hop             Peer Piano                                         $105 Res/$110 Non Res               6 Classes
choreography including isolation, popping,        Peer Piano is a great way to introduce
waves, and more! The class will end with          piano to your child in a fun, supportive
a final performance demonstration for             environment. Students will learn piano
parents and the last class session. The           basics while they are introduced to a new
instructor Crystal Smith is a graduate of         song every class. Students will participate
UC Santa Cruz in Theater Arts and has over        and learn together while they compose,
twenty years of dance experience in ballet,       rehearse, and perform their buddy music. In
jazz, modern, and hip hop.                        the end, students will complete their buddy
Age: 6–8             Baldwin Park Dance Studio    music book and celebrate what they have
                                  Crystal Smith   learned. $10 materials fee for a music book.
# 89159                                           Age: 6–11                        Senior Center
Jan 7–Feb 11     11–11:45 a.m.              Sat                                  Nadine Petersen
$69 Res/$74 Non Res                   6 Classes   # 89264
# 89160                                           Jan 23–Mar 26 3:30–4:30 p.m.               Mon
Feb 25–Mar 31    11–11:45 a.m.              Sat   $79 Res/$84 Non Res                   8 Classes
$69 Res/$74 Non Res                   6 Classes   # 89265
                                                  Jan 24–Mar 13 3:30–4:30 p.m.                Tue
                                                  $79 Res/$84 Non Res                   8 Classes
Guitar                                                                                               Cooking with Kids
                                                                                                     The Cooking with Kids Foundation is
Expanded schedule, reduced cost for a
                                                                                                     pleased to offer this class. The funds
limited time. Did you know most popular           Singing Class – Glee!                              received for the class will go to support the
songs consist of only 3 or 4 basic chords?        A willingness to sing and have fun are the         foundation’s work in bringing these classes
This class will teach you the chord               only requirements to join. Our teacher plays       to the under served children who are at risk
progressions necessary to quickly learn           piano while encouraging everyone to be and         for obesity, diabetes, and for those that can’t
to play your favorite songs. With no more         sing at their best! Basic vocal techniques         afford them. Do not be surprised if your
than six students per class, you will get         will be introduced as students have a great        kids will want to show off what they have
the personal attention you need in this ten       time singing the classic pop songs of Glee!        learned in your home. We teach healthy
week class. The instructor has a Masters          Our Glee class places a strong emphasis            eating as a life style, kitchen safety and its
degree in Music Education and twenty years        on team building and camaraderie.$10               appliances, and proper clean up. Cooking
of teaching experience. Bring your own            materials fee payable to instructor on the         be a lot of fun when you know your way
guitar (any kind).                                first class.                                       around the kitchen. We will learn to make
Age: 10–13                       Centre Concord   Age: 9–12                  Village Music School    a new pasta dish, salad, soup, veggies and
                                    Ted Crowley                    Village Music School Instructor   dessert. There is a non-refundable $15
# 89212                                           # 89180                                            materials fee payable at the first class.
Jan 12–Mar 15     4–4:45 p.m.               Thu   Jan 12–Feb 16 6:40–7:30 p.m.                Thu    Age: 6–12                        Centre Concord
$139 Res/$144 Non Res                10 Classes   $105 Res/$110 Non Res                 6 Classes                        Cooking with Kids Foundation
# 89213                                           # 89181                                            # 89152
Jan 12–Mar 15 4:45–5:30 p.m.                Thu   Feb 23–Mar 29 6:40–7:30 p.m.                Thu    Jan 12–Feb 9          5–6 p.m.                Thu
$139 Res/$144 Non Res                10 Classes   $105 Res/$110 Non Res                 6 Classes    $119 Res/$124 Non Res                   5 Classes
                                                                                                       Youth                                7




                                                  Kajukenbo Karate-Youth                            Karate–Shorinji Ryu–Youth
                                                  Kajukenbo Karate is a blend of Korean             Shorinji ryu is a traditional karate system
                                                  Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Kenpo Karate and           created by O’Sensei Richard Kim, Hanshi,
                                                  Chinese Boxing                                    It means ‘Shaolin Temple’ style. Shorinji ryu
Youth Bowling                                     (Gung Fu) into an                                 karate is taught in the traditional method
Children will enjoy this great introduction       extremely effective                               of instilling, self-control, mental focus,
to bowling. The class is good for beginners       self-defense system                               high spirit and composure in the face of
or for those wanting to improve their             created for our                                   danger. Benefits include development of
bowling skills. Youth will have the               times. Classes will                               safe confrontational skills, stress relief,
opportunity to learn how to bowl, learn           be taught with an                                 mental discipline, physical coordination,
sportsmanship, bowling etiquette, interact        emphasis on physical                              self control, improved concentration,
with other youth, and increase their hand-        conditioning, self                                confidence and self discipline. The
eye coordination. Instructors are certified       defense applications                              instructor, Aaron Holm, has studied the
and members of the Northern California            against armed and                                 martial arts since 1984. He is a black belt
BPA Youth Committee. Bowling equipment,           unarmed attackers,                                in Shorinji Ryu karate and has studied
shoes, and automatic scoring is provided.         grappling and traditional forms. Develop          under the late Master Richard Kim as well
                                                  confidence, self-esteem, resolve fears and        as Sensei Jane Hedgpeth-Kessler. He has
Age: 8–13                  Clayton Valley Bowl    find peace within yourself. Instructor, Sifu      developed a dynamic teaching style that is
                                          Staff   Kessler has black belts in Kenpo Karate,          highly motivating.
# 89204                                           Kajukenbo Karate and Philippine Martial
Feb 1–Mar 21    3:30–4:30 p.m.            Wed                                                       Age: 10–14                     Centre Concord
                                                  Arts and has been training since 1972. $5 off
$59 Res/$64 Non Res                  8 Classes                                                                                        Aaron Holm
                                                  for multiple family members in same course
                                                                                                    # 89266
                                                  or whole session discounts are available.
                                                                                                    Jan 5–28           6–7 p.m.           Thu, Sat
                                                  Age: 10–13        Willow Pass Community Center    $49 Res /$54 Non Res                 8 Classes
                                                                                  Michael Kessler
                                                                                                    # 89267
                                                  # 89163
                                                                                                    Feb 2–25           6–7 p.m.           Thu, Sat
                                                  Jan 10–Feb 2       6–7 p.m.            Tue, Thu
                                                  $49 Res /$54 Non Res                  8 Classes   $49 Res /$54 Non Res                 8 Classes

                                                  # 89164                                           # 89268
                                                  Feb 7–Mar 1        6–7 p.m.            Tue, Thu   Mar 1-24            6-7 p.m.          Thu, Sat
                                                  $49 Res /$54 Non Res                  8 Classes   $49 Res /$54 Non Res                 8 Classes

                                                  # 89165                                           Winter Session Discount – 20% Off
                                                  Mar 6–29            6–7 p.m.           Tue, Thu
                                                                                                    Age: 10–14                     Centre Concord
                                                  $49 Res /$54 Non Res                  8 Classes
                                                                                                                                      Aaron Holm
                                                                                                    # 89269
                                                  Winter Session Discount – 20% Off
     Register early!                              Age: 10–13        Willow Pass Community Center
                                                                                                    Jan 5–Mar 24       6–7 p.m.
                                                                                                    $117 Res/$122 Non Res
                                                                                                                                          Thu, Sat
                                                                                                                                        24 Classes
   Classes with low enrollment                                                    Michael Kessler
                                                  # 89166
        may be cancelled.                         Jan 10–Mar 29      6–7 p.m.            Tue, Thu
                                                  $117 Res/$122 Non Res                24 Classes
8                 Youth
Karate-Shorinji Ryu                                Taekwondo-Kenpo – Youth
                                                   An integrative approach of combining three
Introductory Class                                 distinct styles into one martial art system
This class is for new and beginning youth
                                                   as we train in Taekwondo, Kenpo, and
and adult students and will focus on basic
                                                   JuiJitsu. These three arts combine incredible
martial arts principles, body positioning,
                                                   kicking, striking, joint locks, and ground-
awareness and balance. The student will be
                                                   based fighting to form a wonderfully
guided through the learning process that
                                                   integrated system. Discover the incredible
will help to build self-confidence and create
                                                   beauty of these arts and begin a path
a strong foundation for future learning.
                                                   of self-discovery and the principles of
The instructor Aaron Holm is a black belt
                                                   kindness, compassion, honor, humility, and
in Shorinji-ryu Karate and has studied
                                                   integrity. Become a healthier, happier, and
under the late Master Richard Kim (Hanshi)
                                                   more balanced human being through the
as well as Sensei Jane Hedgpeth Kessler.
                                                   unique blend of these dynamic martial
He has developed a teaching style that
                                                   arts. This self-defense art is taught by Ray
works with various learning styles and is
                                                   Faulkenberry, 7th Degree Black Belt and
flexible for both youth and adults.
                                                   Ph.D. 50% off additional family members
Age: 10+                          Centre Concord   that sign up together. Optional uniform at
                                     Aaron Holm    an additional cost is payable to instructor.
# 89288
Jan 7–28        8:30–9:15 a.m.               Sat   Youth – Beginning
$29 Res/$34 Non Res                    4 Classes                                                    Youth – Intermediate
                                                   Age: 5–13            Baldwin Park Dance Studio
# 89289                                                                          Ray Faulkenberry   Age: 5–13          Baldwin Park Dance Studio
Feb 4-25


# 89290
                 8:30-9:15 a.m.
$29 Res/$34 Non Res
                                             Sat
                                       4 Classes
                                                   # 89223
                                                   Jan 4–27          6–6:45 p.m.
                                                   $59 Res /$64 Non Res
                                                                                         Wed, Fri
                                                                                        8 Classes
                                                                                                     “C
                                                                                                    # 89226
                                                                                                    Jan 4–27
                                                                                                                amp ConcordRay Faulkenberry
                                                                                                                provides a rare and
                                                                                                                     6:45–7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                          fabulous vacation for our
                                                                                                                                      Wed, Fri
Mar 3-24         8:30-9:15 a.m.              Sat   # 89224                                          $59 Res /$64 Non Res             8 Classes
$29 Res/$34 Non Res                    4 Classes   Feb 1–24          6–6:45 p.m.         Wed, Fri         entire family. The staff
                                                                                                    # 89227
                                                   $59 Res /$64 Non Res                 8 Classes         is
                                                                                                    Feb 1–24 fantastic and able to Wed, Fri
                                                                                                                     6:45–7:30 p.m.
                                                   # 89225                                          $59 Res /$64 Non Res and meet all8 Classes
                                                                                                          anticipate
                                                   Feb 29–Mar 30     6–6:45 p.m.         Wed, Fri   # 89228 our needs. Hooray for
                                                                                                          of
                COMMUNITY
  CYC YOUTH CENTER
                                                   $75 Res /$80 Non Res                10 Classes   Feb 29–Mar 30 6:45–7:30 p.m.      Wed, Fri
                                                                                                          Camp Concord!”
                                                                                                    $75 Res /$80 Non Res            10 Classes
                                                                                                                           Adina Zinn
                                                                                                          Camp Concord Family Camper
    CLASSES DAILY:
      ❏    BOXING
      ❏    CHEERLEADING
      ❏    GYMNASTICS




                              ✓
      ❏    RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS




                              ❏
      ❏    DANCE
                                  CHECK
      ❏    JUDO                     US
      ❏    TAE KWON DO             OUT!

      ❏    WRESTLING
      ❏    SPORT SPECIFIC
           CONDITIONING
      ❏ ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
         Community Youth Center
         2241 Galaxy Ct., Concord
        Call for a schedule 671-7070.
            Dues $26 per month.
            Family discounts and
                                                      Registration is easy!                                     Camp Concord
           scholarships available.
       www.communityyouthcenter.org                    See pages 35–36.                                          See page 32.
         nschweickert@cycmail.org
                                               Youth Afterschool                                                                       9
Youth Afterschool Enrichment
The City of Concord Parks & Recreation Department in cooperation with the Mt. Diablo
Unified School District is offering After School Enrichment classes at select elementary
schools in Concord. The After School Enrichment program offers a wide variety of
recreation classes for children in grades 1st–5th. Enrichment classes benefit students in
many ways including increased self-esteem, new skills and abilities, improved social skills,
higher school performance, and encouraging life long learning. Thank you for choosing
Concord Parks & Recreation Department and the After School Enrichment Program.
For Safety Reasons & to sign waiver, PARENTS MUST COME INTO CLASSROOM and
pick up students, AFTER EVERY CLASS. **No classes: February 13, 20 and April 9–13.


Chess Challenge                                Knitting For Kids                                Gymnastics
If you are new to chess or polishing           Knitting fever has swept over the country        Develop your child’s strength, flexibility,
your skills, join us and develop your          during the past few years and this ancient       agility, and confidence while they have
understanding and enjoyment of the king        art has become a popular hobby and               fun in a non-competitive environment.
of games! Lessons and play combine the         pastime for both the young and the old.          This class teaches both beginning and
skills of thinking and creativity with the     Students will learn the basics of knitting       intermediate gymnastics and tumbling
thrill of sport. Classes include 20 minutes    and will choose a simple project to complete.    skills. Students will learn the basics of
of instruction and 40 minutes of play.          Children will develop patience as well          all gymnastic events including tumbling
Boards and sets are provided. All levels are   as pride in creating this wearable art. The      and vaulting skills, bar and balance beam.
welcome. Receive half off for additional       instructor has a lifetime of experience in       Strength and flexibility exercises with
siblings who sign up with a fully paid         knitting, embroidery, and crochet and has        fun and challenging games are included.
participant. berkeleychessschool.org           sixteen years of professional experience         We will provide all mats and gymnastic
                                               working with and teaching children.              equipment.
Mad Science
Secret Agent Lab                               Guitar                                           Anime
Calling all agents, calling all agents! Step   Did you know most popular songs consist          Come explore the world of Anime with
into the shoes of a detective, of a spy, of    of only 3 or 4 basic chords? This class will     Young Rembrandts! We will learn about
a sleuth to uncover the science involved       teach you the chord progressions necessary       drawing cartoons in the Anime style.
in these professions. Students will create,    to quickly learn to play your favorite songs.    We will learn to create our own original
collect, and analyze evidence and discover     With no more than six students per class,        Anime characters. We will use a variety
what skills are necessary as a crime scene     you will get the personal attention you          of facial expressions and action and
lab technician. From edible messages and       need in this six week class. The instructor      movement to illustrate our scenes.
decoding clues, students will have the         has a Masters degree in Music Education
opportunity to check out the skills that       and twenty years of teaching experience.         Drawing/Art History
spies have in this hands-on journey into       Bring your own guitar (any kind).                Encourage your elementary student’s
the world of espionage. Test your skills and                                                    enthusiasm for art and help develop their
learn how the pros do it through careful       Beginning Band                                   drawing skills with a Young Rembrandts
observation and techniques and build your      Learn to play the flute, clarinet or trumpet     drawing class. The vibrant colors and
own collection of Secret Agent tools by        from an experienced elementary band              intricate design of our patterned lion
collecting all the take homes.                 teacher. This is a beginning level group class   drawing will really engage our students
                                               for students who have no prior training on       and your heart will melt once you see the
MOVIEMANIA                                     the instrument. The class may perform a          adorable Dalmatian your student will
Become a digital storyteller! Create an        short concert for an audience depending on       create. Our drawing of a fluid and graceful
animation adventure using Microsoft            progress. Students must furnish their own        koi fish will simply astound you. Your
Powerpoint through text and images!            instrument and book.                             student will also learn about important
Students will be able to choose from                                                            artistic themes and concepts in our art
photos, stock images or Clip Art to create     Beginning Orchestra                              history lessons. All this and more awaits
their own adventure story! Learn how to        Learn to play the violin, viola, or cello        your child in the Young Rembrandts
format your images to make them movie-         from an experienced music educator.              classroom! Sign up today!
ready! All students will be taught the basic   This is a beginning level group class for
commands of the MS Office suite which          students who have no prior training on           Drama Mama
include various formatting functions,          the instrument. The class may perform a          Theatre Production
opening and saving of files, creating          short concert for an audience depending          Join DramaMama and your child will
folders etc. The 6 week session will end       on progress. Students must furnish their         have the opportunity to participate in a
with a presentation by all students. All       own instrument and book. SPECIAL NOTE:           fun musical. Actors will sing, dance, and
work will be sent home on a CD. Practice       String instruments come in different sizes.      act in our Spring play. Young actors will
sheets are available for download on           It is important you bring your child with        be taught basic skills to help them feel
our website. All classes are taught by         you to be measured when purchasing               comfortable on stage and performing
experienced instructors and a ratio of 10:1    instrument. Also, make sure your child has       in front of a crowd. A healthy snack is
ensures individual help and attention.         a quality instrument.                            provided for students.
10 Youth Afterschool
After School Enrichment
The City of Concord Parks & Recreation Department in cooperation with the Mt. Diablo Unified School District is offering After School
Enrichment classes at select elementary schools in Concord. The After School Enrichment program offers a wide variety of recreation
classes for children in grades 1st–5th. Enrichment classes benefit students in many ways including increased self-esteem, new skills and
abilities, improved social skills, higher school performance, and encouraging life long learning. Thank you for choosing Concord Parks
& Recreation Department and the After School Enrichment Program. For safety reasons and to sign waiver, PARENTS MUST COME
INTO CLASSROOM and pick up students, AFTER EVERY CLASS. **No classes: February 13 and 20, April 9–13.

                                                                Ayers Elementary School
 Class                   Course    Ages       Instructor                Dates         Day            Time         Classes            Fee
 Chess Challenge         # 89299   6–11     Berkeley Chess          Jan 24–Mar 13     Tue       2:20–3:20 p.m.      8       $109 Res / $114 Non Res
 Mad Science
                         # 89300   6–11      Mad Science             Feb 1–Mar 7      Wed       12:45–1:45 p.m.     6       $109 Res / $114 Non Res
 Secret Agent Lab
 MovieMania              # 89301   8–11     Tiny Techs Club          Jan 26–Mar 1     Thu       2:20–3:20 p.m.      6       $119 Res / $124 Non Res

                                                           Highlands Elementary School
 Class                   Course    Ages       Instructor                Dates         Day            Time         Classes            Fee
 Beginning Band          # 89305   9–11       Eve Albright          Jan 10–Mar 13     Tue       2:35–3:35 p.m.      10      $115 Res / $120 Non Res
 Beginning Orchestra     # 89306   9–11     Joffria Whitfield       Jan 10–Mar 13     Tue       2:35–3:35 p.m.      10      $115 Res / $120 Non Res
 Knitting for Kids       # 89302   8–11     Judy Paquette            Feb 1–Mar 7      Wed       1:10–2:40 p.m.      6       $85 Res / $90 Non Res
 Guitar                  # 89304   9 –11      Ted Crowley            Jan 27–Mar 2         Fri   2:35–3:20 p.m.      6       $105 Res / $110 Non Res
 Mad Science
                         # 89324   6–11      Mad Science            Jan 30–Mar 19     Mon       2:35–3:35 p.m.      6       $109 Res / $114 Non Res
 Secret Agent Lab

                                                       Monte Gardens Elementary School
 Class                   Course    Ages       Instructor                Dates         Day            Time         Classes            Fee
 Gymnastics              # 89307   6–10    CGS Gymnastics           Jan 23–Mar 12     Mon       2:45–3:35 p.m.      6       $85 Res / $90 Non Res
 Mad Science
                         # 89308   6–11      Mad Science             Feb 1–Mar 7      Wed       12:50–1:50 p.m.     6       $109 Res / $114 Non Res
 Secret Agent Lab

                                                           Mt. Diablo Elementary School
 Class                   Course    Ages       Instructor                Dates         Day            Time         Classes            Fee
 Drama Mama
                         # 89319   6–11    Drama Mama Inc.          Jan 23–Apr 23     Mon       2:40–3:55 p.m.      11      $209 Res / $209 Non Res
 Theatre Production
 Mad Science
                         # 89318   6–11      Mad Science             Feb 2–Mar 8      Thu       2:40–3:40 p.m.      6       $109 Res / $109 Non Res
 Secret Agent Lab
 Drawing / Art History   # 89316   6–11    Young Rembrandts         Jan 24–Feb 14     Tue       2:40–3:40 p.m.      4       $85 Res / $85 Non Res
 Anime                   # 89315   6–11    Young Rembrandts         Feb 21–Mar 13     Tue       2:40–3:40 p.m.      4       $85 Res / $85 Non Res

                                                           Westwood Elementary School
 Class                   Course    Ages       Instructor                Dates         Day            Time         Classes            Fee
 Gymnastics              # 89321   6–10    CGS Gymnastics            Jan 27–Mar 2         Fri   2:10–3:00 p.m.      6       $85 Res / $90 Non Res
 Drawing / Art History   # 89322   6–11    Young Rembrandts         Jan 25–Feb 15     Wed       1:40–2:40 p.m.      4       $85 Res / $90 Non Res
 Anime                   # 89323   6–11    Young Rembrandts         Feb 22–Mar 14     Wed       1:40–2:40 p.m.      4       $85 Res / $90 Non Res
                                                                                                     Teens 11




Guitar                                          Teen Babysitter                                   SAT Test Preparation
Expanded schedule, reduced cost for a           Do you want to earn money babysitting             Doing well on the SAT can be critical to
limited time. Did you know most popular         or learn about taking care of babies and          getting into the college of your choice.
songs consist of only 3 or 4 basic chords?      young children? Learn how to set up               Learn test taking strategies and improve
This class will teach you the chord             your babysitting jobs like a real business.       your speed and accuracy. Course will help
progressions necessary to quickly learn         Practice baby care with life-like newborn         college-bound students studying for the
to play your favorite songs. With no more       dolls. Learn how to diaper, bathe and dress       SAT I and II by giving them step by step
than six students per class, you will get       infants. You will learn infant and child CPR      explanations to understand basic concepts.
the personal attention you need in this ten     and receive an American Heart Association         This course will focus on Math, English
week class. The instructor has a Masters        certification. Participants will also receive     Grammar, Reading Comprehension and
degree in Music Education and twenty years      a babysitter’s certificate from KidSake that      Essay Writing. This course is comparable to
of teaching experience. Bring your own          you can show to potential employers. This         the higher priced courses being offered. The
guitar (any kind).                              program is offered in partnership with            course is taught by experienced and highly
                                                KidSake, a team of health professionals           educated instructors. $25 materials fee
Age: 14–17                     Centre Concord
                                                committed to preventive health and safety         payable to instructor on first class. No class
                                  Ted Crowley
                                                education for all ages. There will be a $20       February 18.
# 89214
                                                materials fee (cash only) payable at the
Jan 12–Mar 15 5:30–6:15 p.m.              Thu                                                     Age: 15–18                          Centre Concord
                                                first class for a Teen Babysitting guide and
$139 Res/$144 Non Res              10 Classes                                                                              Monica Lo and Phil Newton
                                                CPR book and barrier device. An optional
                                                babysitter’s kit will be available to purchase    # 89175
                                                in class for $20.                                 Jan 21–Mar 17 10 a.m.–1 p.m.                     Sat
                                                                                                  $295 Res/$300 Non Res                      8 Classes
  Would you like                                Age: 12–17

                                                # 88748
                                                                                Centre Concord
                                                                    The HealthSource at Kidsake

                                                Dec 19–20    10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.     Mon–Tue     Online Driver’s
   to advertise                                 $89 Res/$94 Non Res                   2 Classes   Ed for Teens
                                                                                                  Are you tired of asking your parents for a
                                                # 89189

     with us?                                   Feb 25–Mar 3 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
                                                $89 Res/$94 Non Res
                                                                                            Sat
                                                                                      2 Classes
                                                                                                  ride? Are you at least 15 years old? If so, this
                                                                                                  class is for you. This is an interactive, online
                                                                                                  course with videos, animated driving
                                                                                                  scenarios and sample test questions. Learn
                                                                                                  the rules of the road, major causes of traffic
                                                                                                  collisions, DMV procedures and much
                                                                                                  more. Receive DMV-approved Certificate
                                                                                                  of Completion which is required for teens
                                                                                                  under 17 1/2 years old to obtain a learner’s
                                                                                                  permit and driver’s license. A licensed
       Activity Guide                                                                             instructor is available to answer any
                                                                                                  questions. Sign up any time.
       Advertising Sales                                                                          Age: 15+                                    On–Line
                                                                                                                                 LLC Safety Driver’s Ed
        (925) 671-3289                                                                            January ..................# 89205
                                                                                                  February.................# 89206
   dschweigart@ci.concord.ca.us                                                                   March ....................# 89207
                                                   Registration is easy!                          Fee: $59
                                                    See pages 35–36.
12 Adults
                                                 Better Living                                      Encaustics on Paper,
                                                 Through Sewing                                     Monotypes and Collage
                                                 Learn sewing machine basics including              After we learn basic safety, working with
                                                 threading, sewing a straight seam, use of          heat sources, and fusing layers, we will
                                                 attachments, seam finishes, how to make            paint with encaustics using various types
                                                 buttonholes and use specialized stitches.          of papers, wax crayon, watercolors, and oil
                                                 You’ll learn to take your measurements             pastels to create one of a kind paintings
                                                 to purchase a simple pattern and fabric.           and mono-types (one of a kind prints).
                                                 Subsequent classes will focus on learning          Encaustic painting is an ancient method,
                                                 to read commercial pattern directions and          over 2,500 years old, of using hot beeswax
                                                 make alterations to the pattern, cut it out of     and pigments to create beautiful paintings.
                                                 fabric and sew together a simple garment           Come learn this exciting medium. All
Art – Real and Recycled                          such as a skirt, shirt or pair of pants. You’ll    supplies provided in class with your
“All children are artists. The problem is
                                                 leave with a completed garment and skills          materials fee of $45, payable in class.
how to remain an artist once he grows
                                                 to make other projects. Students must
up.” — Pablo Picasso. Here is a one of kind                                                         Age: 16+                         Centre Concord
                                                 provide their own sewing machine. A
art class where your self exploration is                                                                                              Connie English
                                                 materials list will be provided on second
the key to great work. Fun exercises and                                                            # 89276
                                                 class. $5 materials fee payable to instructor
exploration with different combinations of                                                          Feb 11          10 a.m.–3 p.m.               Sat
                                                 for some project essentials.
mediums, with an unconventional way of                                                              $65 Res/$70 Non Res                      1 Class
using Art to free yourself and find passion      Age: 14+          Willow Pass Community Center
in what really matters-You! We will also                            Better Living Through Sewing
be using a lot of recycled materials, parts      # 89162                                            Oil and Acrylic
of your life you don’t want to let go, and we    Feb 27–Mar 26     6–8:30 p.m.               Mon
will incorporate them into art pieces. $20       $99 Res/$104 Non Res                   5 Classes   Painting Made Easy
materials fee payable to instructor for the                                                         Have fun exploring Oil and Acrylic Painting
basics the student will need.                                                                       while you increase your skill level with
                                                                                                    both mediums. We will focus on technique,
Age: 14+                        Centre Concord   Calligraphy and                                    style and color usage. Subjects may include
                                  Joseph Juan    Brush Painting                                     landscapes, animals and still life with
# 89263                                          This class is great for anyone wishing to          individualized instruction. All levels are
Feb 27–Mar 26     6–7:30 p.m.             Mon    learn how to paint bamboo, peach tree,             welcome. A supply list will be provided at
$45 Res/$50 Non Res                  5 Classes   flowers, fruits, a cat or dog with simple          the time of registration.
                                                 brush strokes. You’ll also learn how to write
                                                                                                    Age: 14+                         Centre Concord
                                                 your name and other words with the art of
Colored Pencil Drawing                                                                                                                Steven Bloom
                                                 Japanese calligraphy. A supply list will be
Beginner and advanced students will learn                                                           # 89249
                                                 provided to students or you may choose to
color pencil techniques. Demonstration,                                                             Feb 1–29          6–7:30 p.m.               Wed
                                                 purchase supplies from the instructor.
individual help and critiques each class                                                            $65 Res/$70 Non Res                    5 Classes
meeting. Students may work in the style of       Age: 14+                         Centre Concord
their choice: flowers or animals. Supply list                                       Ann Nakatani
will be available from the instructor on the     # 89242
first day of class.                              Feb 27–Apr 2       5–6 p.m.                 Mon
                                                 $45 Res/$50 Non Res                    6 Classes
Age: 21+                         Senior Center
                                 Ann Nakatani
# 89138
Jan 4–Feb 8       10–11 a.m.              Wed
$32                                  6 Classes
# 89139
Feb 15–Mar 28     10–11 a.m.              Wed
$37                                  7 Classes




     Register early!
   Classes with low enrollment                                    Recreation produces leaders that will serve
        may be cancelled.                                              their communities in many ways.
                                                                                                      Adults 13
                                                                                                      Sundown Line Dance Lite
                                                                                                      The Sundown Line-Dance Class is a group
                                                                                                      of friendly people that enjoy mainly
                                                                                                      beginner level and a few intermediate
                                                                                                      level line dances. The group meets in the
                                                                                                      evening to accommodate those with full-
                                                                                                      time jobs or have other obligations during
                                                                                                      the day. Prerequisite: Prior experience
                                                                                                      is recommended. No class January 16,
                                                                                                      February 13 and 20.
Outdoor Mosaics:
                                                                                                      Age: 21+                         Senior Center
Garden Stepping Stone                                                                                                                   John Seman
in Glass and Mirror                                                                                   # 89015
After this class you will be able to                                                                  Jan 9–Feb 6        7–8 p.m.                Mon
make multiple garden art on your own!                                                                 $14                                   4 Classes
You will learn to design, choose colors,                                                              # 89016
cut and shape glass, proper materials/                                                                Feb 27–Mar 26      7–8 p.m.                Mon
adhesives for outdoor use, and applying                                                               $17                                   5 Classes
grout. All materials provided in class.
Wear art clothing and bring a lunch on
Saturday. All tools provided. Supply fee:
$40 payable to instructor in class.
                                                                                                      Tap-ercise Lite
                                                                                                      This class is for the beginner who wants to
Age: 16+                         Centre Concord    Dances of Spain                                    learn tap and have a low impact workout.
                                  Connie English   Enjoy dancing to the beautiful and                 You will learn fun dances that focus on
# 89277                                            captivating music of Spain. Improve your           basic tap steps. These steps are repeated
Mar 17          10 a.m.–3 p.m.               Sat   posture and coordination, develop graceful         weekly. Enjoy an aerobic workout while
$65 Res/$70 Non Res                      1 Class   body movements, learn the syncopated               also tap dancing. No classes Mar 9 & 23
                                                   rhythms of Flamenco, the intricate
                                                   footwork and hand clapping (palmas), and           Age: 21+             Baldwin Park Dance Studio
                                                   play the castanets. Dance the Paso Doble                                               Terry Davis
Belly Dance Fusion                                 and the Rumba Gitana with grace and                # 89017
Join the latest craze in belly dance.                                                                 Jan 6–Feb 10     9:15–10 a.m.                Fri
                                                   mucho ole. Learn from an accomplished
Belly Dance Fusion combines traditional                                                               $32                                   6 Classes
                                                   Spanish dancer who performed with her
Middle Eastern dance with elements
                                                   own dance company.                                 # 89018
of Latin, Jazz, African and modern
dance. Current fusion music, props and             Age: 14+              Baldwin Park Dance Studio    Feb 17–Mar 30    9:15–10 a.m.                Fri
choreography will keep you flexible,                                                Dolores Lucena    $27                                   5 Classes
flowing and feeling fabulous. We will do           # 89147
short choreographies and develop solo              Jan 31–Mar 20       6–7 p.m.                 Tue
dance skills.                                      $69 Res/$74 Non Res                    8 Classes   Piano Your Teachers
Age: 16+              Baldwin Park Dance Studio                                                       Never Taught You
                                        Sharifa                                                       The teacher Todd Walker has taught more
# 89209                                            Intermediate Tap 2                                 that 30,000 students from beginners to
Feb 7–Mar 13        7–8 p.m.                 Tue   This class is for the adult student with           those with years of lessons to play the piano
$69 Res/$74 Non Res                    6 Classes   previous experience in Tap dance. Students         in just one day. His students proclaim, ‘I’ve
                                                   will enjoy learning challenging rhythms            learned more in three hours than I did in
                                                   and fun routines set to great music in a           three years of lessons.’ You will be taught
                                                   comfortable and welcoming environment.             72 chords, 156 hand positions and how to
                                                   The instructor has been teaching Tap dance         read music from lead sheets and fake books.
                                                   for over 20 years at various dance studios in      Learn to play any popular song in any
                                                   the Bay Area.                                      key and the tools of the trade. Master your
                                                   Age: 18+              Baldwin Park Dance Studio    technique with Todd’s CD and study book.
                                                                                        Terry Davis   If you can read notes C, D, E, F, G, A, B you
                                                   # 89278                                            know enough to enroll. If not, send a SASE
                                                   Jan 23–Mar 26     5–5:45 p.m.               Mon    to Piano Magic, P.O. Box 1694-Rocklin, CA
                                                   $55 Res/$60 Non Res                    8 Classes   95677 for a free pamphlet. Materials Fee
                                                                                                      of $27 per student for study book and CD
                                                                                                      payable to instructor.
   Registration is easy!                                                                              Age: 18+                        Centre Concord
    See pages 35–36.                                                                                  # 89161
                                                                                                                                         Todd Walker

                                                                                                      Feb 21             6–9 p.m.                 Tue
                                                                                                      $49 Res/$54 Non Res                     1 Class
14 Adults
Guitar                                             Transform Your Core
Expanded schedule, reduced cost for a              Tone your tummy and whittle your waist
limited time. Did you know most popular            using specially designed resistance tubing.
songs consist of only 3 or 4 basic chords?         You will safely and effectively strengthen
This class will teach you the chord                your lower back, abdominal muscles,
progressions necessary to quickly learn            shoulders, and legs. This full body workout
to play your favorite songs. With no more          provides a variety of easy to learn moves
than six students per class, you will get the      set to music for maximum calorie burn.
personal attention you need in this six week       All moves are low impact with high impact
class. The instructor has a Masters degree         variations, so all levels of fitness are welcome.
in Music Education and twenty years of             Just bring your yoga mat and the tubing
teaching experience. Bring your own guitar         will be provided. Lose inches and have
(any kind).                                        fun while you transform your core!
Age: 18+                         Centre Concord    Age: 18+               Baldwin Park Dance Studio
                                    Ted Crowley                                          Tri Training
# 89215                                            # 89245
Jan 12–Mar 15 6:30–7:15 p.m.                 Thu   Jan 21–Feb 18     8–8:50 a.m.                 Sat
$139 Res/$144 Non Res                 10 Classes   $45 Res/$50 Non Res                     5 Classes
                                                   # 89246
                                                   Feb 25–Mar 24     8–8:50 a.m.                 Sat
                                                   $45 Res/$50 Non Res                     5 Classes
                                                   # 89247
                                                   Jan 19–Feb 16
                                                   $45 Res/$50 Non Res
                                                   # 89248
                                                                      5–6 p.m.                   Thu
                                                                                           5 Classes    “T   he Concord Pool is
                                                                                                             the jewel in the crown.
                                                                                                         Using the pool on a regular
                                                   Feb 23–Mar 22      5–6 p.m.                   Thu
                                                   $45 Res/$50 Non Res                     5 Classes     basis has increased my
                                                                                                         fitness level. The staff are
Ukulele Jam Club
                                                                                                         friendly and always willing
Advanced                                           Turbo Strength Training
Come jam with advanced ukulele                     Get in shape by building beautiful                    to help.”
enthusiasts. Players and listeners alike           muscles that burn fat and increase your
are welcome. You’ll find this instrument           metabolism! These total body strength                                  John Ryan
a delight to play or listen to. No class           training workouts last only 45 minutes and           Concord Community Pool Participant
January 2, 16 and February 13 and 20.              they are designed to improve your overall
                                                   well-being by increasing your strength and
Age: 21+                           Senior Center
                                                   cardiovascular endurance. You will learn
                                 June Katayama
                                                   how to use dumbbells and learn countless
# 89019
                                                   exercises that target all the major muscles
Jan 9–Mar 26       6:30–8 p.m.              Mon
                                                   in your core, upper body, and lower body.
$17                                    9 Classes
                                                   Join us and get a leaner, stronger body.
                                                   Age: 18+              Transform FX Fitness Studio
Beginning Fitness Training                                                                AD Fitness
New Expanded Class and a good deal!                # 89187
Learn workout programs and strategies              Jan 9–Feb 2     5:30–6:15 p.m. Mon, Wed–Thu
as if you had hired a personal trainer at          $99 Res/$104 Non Res              12 Classes
your gym but for a very affordable price.          # 89188
Technique is often the difference between a        Jan 9–Feb 2      9:15–10 a.m.      Mon, Wed, Thu
successful fitness program and one that does       $99 Res/$104 Non Res                  12 Classes
not achieve the results you are looking for.
Learn tips to achieve results faster and easier!
Find out how to make exercise fun and easy
by using your existing space without the
need for expensive equipment and personal
trainers. Equipment list will be provided.
Age: 14+                         Centre Concord
                                     Cal Fitness
                                                        Register early!
                                                                                                        Concord Community Pool
                                                      Classes with low enrollment
# 89208                                                                                                    See page 33–34.
Jan 30–Mar 21     6–6:45 p.m.          Mon, Wed            may be cancelled.
$85 Res/$90 Non Res                   14 Classes
                                                                                                    Adults 15
Pilates                                                                                             ZUMBA
Pilates is a unique method of body                                                                  You will be amazed at this incredible
conditioning exercises that strengthen and                                                          aerobic dance class! No dance experience is
tones muscles, improves posture, provides                                                           necessary to fully enjoy this new workout.
flexibility and balance, and creates a more                                                         There will be different rhythms taught in
streamlined shape. Working and developing                                                           the class including salsa, cumbia, meringue,
the core muscles, Pilates will enhance                                                              regaetone and much, much more. There are
almost any physical activity, allowing one                                                          no limits to what you can do and what it
to access the body’s inner strength, while                                                          can do for you. Join us for an hour and see
at the same time enhancing one’s look and                                                           what change it makes in you.
posture as well. Please provide a sticky mat.
A roller is recommended for students for                                                            ZUMBA Saturdays
later in the class session.
                                                                                                    Age: 14+                         Centre Concord
Age: 16+         Willow Pass Community Center                                                                                           Amelia Said
                                 David Henry                                                        # 89191
# 89232                                                                                             Jan 28–Mar 17 10:45–11:45 a.m.              Sat
Jan 3–Feb 21    5:30–6:20 p.m.             Tue                                                      $69 Res/$74 Non Res                   8 Classes
$75 Res/$80 Non Res                  8 Classes   Yoga for Lunch
                                                 Make the most of your lunch hour with this         Zumba Fitness
# 89233
                                                 Yoga for Lunch class. This Hatha Yoga class
Jan 5–Feb 23    6:30–7:20 p.m.             Thu                                                      Age: 14+             Baldwin Park Dance Studio
                                                 uses ASANAS (poses) and PRANAYAMA
$75 Res/$80 Non Res                  8 Classes                                                                                    Valerie Conwright
                                                 (breathwork) in a fluid physical manner
                                                                                                    # 89192
# 89234                                          that brings the practitioner into balance-
                                                                                                    Jan 12–Feb 16 6:30–7:30 p.m.                Thu
Feb 28–Apr 3    5:30–6:20 p.m.             Tue   which is both relaxing and energizing at
                                                                                                    $55 Res/$60 Non Res                   6 Classes
$59 Res/$64 Non Res                  6 Classes   the same time! Yoga increases energy and
                                                 vitality, promoting improved health and            # 89194
# 89235                                          well-being. Bring a sticky mat, block and          Mar 1–29        6:30–7:30 p.m.              Thu
Mar 1–Apr 5     6:30–7:20 p.m.             Thu   strap.                                             $45 Res/$50 Non Res                   5 Classes
$59 Res/$64 Non Res                  6 Classes
                                                 Age: 18+                         Concord Library
                                                                                     David Henry
Yoga                                             # 89238                                            Jazzercise Low Impact
                                                 Jan 4–Feb 22     12:10–1 p.m.               Wed    Enjoy this energizing total fitness class
Anyone can practice yoga, whether                                                                   with fresh moves, new music and pure
you are a couch potato or an athlete.            $75 Res/$80 Non Res                    8 Classes
                                                                                                    motivation of Jazzercise. Each 60-minute
Yoga reduces stress and improves                 # 89239                                            class includes a warm-up, 30 minutes of
concentration. It helps prevent illness          Feb 29–Apr 4     12:10–1 p.m.               Wed    choreographed aerobics, muscle toning and
and keeps the systems of the body in order.      $59 Res/$64 Non Res                    6 Classes   strengthening using light weights. Pilates,
Yoga increases energy and vitality                                                                  yoga positions and stretching are included
promoting well-being. Come reap                                                                     in the fun routines. The instructor is a
the benefits! The instructor has been
practicing yoga for 20 years. Bare feet
                                                 Twilight Yoga                                      certified Jazzercise teacher who has taught
                                                 Relax after work with this Yoga class.             Jazzercise classes in Concord for 33 years.
are essential. Bring a sticky mat.                                                                  The instructor will adapt movements for
                                                 This Hatha Yoga class uses ASANAS
                                                 (poses) and PRANAYAMA (breathwork)                 all levels of participation. Have questions,
Yoga – Beginning                                                                                    call instructor Irene Larson 228-1137. Visit
                                                 in a fluid physical manner that brings
Age: 18+         Willow Pass Community Center    the practitioner into balance-which is             Jazzercise.com for more information. No
                                Susan Killoran   both relaxing and energizing at the same           class January 2, 16 and February 13 and 20.
# 89148                                          time! Yoga increases energy and vitality,
                                                                                                    Age: 15+                          Senior Center
Jan 9–Mar 26    5:30–6:30 p.m.            Mon    promoting improved health and well-being.
                                                                                                                                       Irene Larson
$65 Res/$70 Non Res                  9 Classes   Bring a sticky mat, block and strap.
                                                                                                    # 89020
# 89150                                          Age: 18+         Willow Pass Community Center      Jan 9–Feb 6     5:45–6:45 p.m.             Mon
Jan 11–Mar 21 6:10–7:10 p.m.              Wed                                     David Henry       $22                                   4 Classes
$79 Res/$84 Non Res                 11 Classes   # 89236
                                                                                                    # 89021
                                                 Jan 3–Feb 21    6:30–7:25 p.m.               Tue
                                                                                                    Jan 4–Feb 8     5:45–6:45 p.m.             Wed
Yoga – Intermediate                              $75 Res/$80 Non Res                    8 Classes
                                                                                                    $32                                   6 Classes
# 89149                                          # 89237
                                                                                                    # 89022
Jan 9–Mar 26    6:35–7:35 p.m.            Mon    Feb 28–Apr 3    6:30–7:25 p.m.               Tue
                                                                                                    Feb 27–Mar 26   5:45–6:45 p.m.             Mon
$65 Res/$70 Non Res                  9 Classes   $59 Res/$64 Non Res                    6 Classes
                                                                                                    $27                                   5 Classes
                                                                                                    # 89023
            Recreation provides the primary opportunity for                                         Feb 15–Mar 28   5:45–6:45 p.m.             Wed
                                                                                                    $37                                   7 Classes
               achievement of life balance and wellness.
16 Adults
Tai Chi Qigong                                   Meditation for
and Zhang Zhuang                                 Health and Well-Being
Meditative Embodiment                            Meditation 1 for Health and Well-Being
Regular practice of Tai Chi Qigong and
                                                 Meditation has long been known to
Zhang Zhuang will enable you to nurture
                                                 promote inner peace and well-being,
a deep relaxed awareness, focus, balance,
                                                 leading to improved health and a deeper
agility, mind-body-spirit union and
                                                 spiritual connection. In this class we will
comfortable embodiment. Focused practice
                                                 learn how to relax, quiet the mind, and
of core principles of these arts and central
                                                 tune in to a higher state of consciousness.
equilibrium (emotionally, psychologically
                                                 The instructor, Mary Bruns, has practiced
and physically) are nurtured through
                                                 and taught meditation for over 25 years,
mindfully slow fluid moving and standing
                                                 utilizing the practices of profound teachers,
meditation practices.
                                                 attaining peak experiences, and integrating         Kajukenbo Karate – Adults
Age: 14+                       Centre Concord    Mind, Body, and Spirit. Optional CD for $10.        Kajukenbo Karate is a blend of Korean
                                  Aaron Irons                                                        Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Kenpo Karate
                                                 Age: 16+                          Centre Concord    and Chinese Boxing (Gung Fu) into an
# 89274
                                                                                      Mary Bruns     extremely effective self-defense system
Jan 17–Feb 21       6–7 p.m.               Tue
                                                 # 89176                                             created for our times. Classes will be taught
$55 Res/$60 Non Res                  6 Classes
                                                 Jan 19–Feb 16     7–8:30 p.m.                 Thu   with an emphasis on physical conditioning,
# 89275                                          $59 Res/$64 Non Res                     5 Classes   self defense applications against armed
Feb 28–Apr 3        6–7 p.m.               Tue                                                       and unarmed attackers, grappling and
$55 Res/$60 Non Res                  6 Classes   Meditation 2 – Continuing the Journey               traditional forms. Develop confidence,
                                                 In Meditation 1, we learned how to tune             self-esteem, resolve fears and find peace
                                                 into a higher state of consciousness. In            within yourself. Instructor, Sifu Kessler has
                                                 Meditation 2, we deepen the connection to           black belts in Kenpo Karate, Kajukenbo
                                                 enhance our personal and global evolution.          Karate and Philippine Martial Arts and has
                                                 Whether you took Meditation 1 recently              been training since 1972. $5 off for multiple
                                                 or some time ago, this class will help you          family members in same course or whole
                                                 fine-tune your practice, transform to a             session discounts are available.
                                                 higher octave of personal expression, and
                                                 accomplish both inner and outer goals. See          Age: 14+          Willow Pass Community Center
                                                 Meditation 1 for Instructor Bio. $5 payable                                         Michael Kessler
                                                 to instructor in class for handouts. Optional       # 89167
                                                 CD for $10.                                         Jan 10–Feb 2      7–8:30 p.m.          Tue, Thu
                                                                                                     $59 Res /$64 Non Res                  8 Classes
                                                 Age: 16+                          Centre Concord
                                                                                      Mary Bruns     # 89168
Sun Style Tai Chi                                # 89177                                             Feb 7–Mar 1       7–8:30 p.m.          Tue, Thu
                                                 Feb 23–Mar 22     7–8:30 p.m.                 Thu   $59 Res /$64 Non Res                  8 Classes
For Health PM – Beginning
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice of        $59 Res/$64 Non Res                     5 Classes   # 89169
slow, gentle and expansive movements.                                                                Mar 6–29          7–8:30 p.m.          Tue, Thu
Sun Style Tai Chi contains great depth,                                                              $59 Res /$64 Non Res                  8 Classes
fluidity and powerful Qigong (life energy)       Hypnotherapy for
to promote healing. Beginning students
                                                 Weight Loss and Fitness                             Winter Session Discount – 20% Off
learn the first basic set with all moves
                                                 Hypnotherapy works in the realm of                  Age: 14+          Willow Pass Community Center
being broken down into easy to learn steps.
                                                 your very powerful subconscious mind to                                             Michael Kessler
Tai Chi improves joint-flexibility, stamina,
                                                 keep you on track with any diet or fitness
strength, balance, relieves stress, decreases                                                        # 89170
                                                 program you wish to use. It has also shown
pain and promotes relaxation. Qi Gong                                                                Jan 10–Mar 29     7–8:30 p.m.          Tue, Thu
                                                 to help with such things as stopping
breathing exercises are taught to increase                                                           $141 Res/$146 Non Res                24 Classes
                                                 smoking, stress, sleep disorders, pain
the Qi and immunity. Instructor Robin
                                                 management and more. This workshop will
Malby is a certified Master Trainer for Dr.
                                                 focus on showing individuals how to use
Paul Lam with thirteen years Qi Gong/Tai
                                                 hypnosis for better health.
Chi Experience, holding certificates in Sun
73 and Yang 24 Competition forms, Fan            Age: 14+                          Centre Concord
form, Tai Chi for health programs and Qi                                         Rosettta Bonavita
Gong.                                            # 89282
                                                 Feb 7              6–8 p.m.                   Tue
Age: 21+                         Senior Center
                                  Robin Malby
                                                 $29 Res/$34 Non Res                       1 Class      Registration is easy!
# 89024                                          # 89283
Jan 17–Mar 20      7–8 p.m.                Tue   Mar 13             6–8 p.m.                   Tue       See pages 35–36.
$52                                 10 Classes   $29 Res/$34 Non Res                       1 Class
                                                                                                      Adults 17
Karate-Shorinji Ryu – Adults Taekwondo-Kenpo – Adults                                                 Essentials of
Shorinji ryu is a traditional karate system        An integrative approach of combining three
created by O’Sensei Richard Kim, Hanshi,           distinct styles into one martial art system
                                                                                                      Financial Planning
                                                                                                      Your job, life and priorities are different
It means ‘Shaolin Temple’ style. Shorinji ryu      as we train in Taekwondo, Kenpo, and
                                                                                                      from every other person out there, so why
karate is taught in the traditional method         JuiJitsu. These three arts combine incredible
                                                                                                      wouldn’t your financial plan be? Join us
of instilling, self-control, mental focus,         kicking, striking, joint locks, and ground-
                                                                                                      for a workshop that reviews the basic
high spirit and composure in the face of           based fighting to form a wonderfully
                                                                                                      strategies on how to preserve and grow
danger. Benefits include development of            integrated system. Discover the incredible
                                                                                                      the assets you accumulate over a lifetime,
safe confrontational skills, stress relief,        beauty of these arts and begin a path
                                                                                                      position yourself to enjoy the income you
mental discipline, physical coordination,          of self-discovery and the principles of
                                                                                                      need during retirement and reduce the risk
self control, improved concentration,              kindness, compassion, honor, humility, and
                                                                                                      inherent in all financial activities. Topics
confidence and self discipline. The                integrity. Become a healthier, happier, and
                                                                                                      will include Financial Planning, Annuities,
instructor, Aaron Holm, has studied the            more balanced human being through the
                                                                                                      Asset Allocation and Long Term Care/
martial arts since 1984. He is a black belt        unique blend of these dynamic martial
                                                                                                      Disability. The instructor has 30 years
in Shorinji Ryu karate and has studied             arts. This self-defense art is taught by Ray
                                                                                                      experience in wealth management.
under the late Master Richard Kim as well          Faulkenberry, 7th Degree Black Belt and
as Sensei Jane Hedgpeth-Kessler. He has            Ph.D. 50% off additional family members            Age: 18+                         Centre Concord
developed a dynamic teaching style that is         that sign up together. Optional uniform at                          Jane Vidal and Jarrad DiMaggio
highly motivating.                                 an additional cost payable to instructor.          # 89280
                                                                                                      Feb 8               7–9 p.m.               Wed
Age: 15+                          Centre Concord   Age: 14+              Baldwin Park Dance Studio
                                                                                                      $19 Res/$24 Non Res                     1 Class
                                     Aaron Holm                                   Ray Faulkenberry
# 89270                                            # 89229                                            # 89281
Jan 5–28         7:15–8:45 p.m.         Thu, Sat   Jan 4–27         6:45–7:30 p.m.        Wed, Fri    Mar 14              7–9 p.m.               Wed
$59 Res /$64 Non Res                   8 Classes   $59 Res /$64 Non Res                  8 Classes    $19 Res/$24 Non Res                     1 Class
# 89271                                            # 89230
Feb 2–25         7:15–8:45 p.m.         Thu, Sat   Feb 1–24         6:45–7:30 p.m.        Wed, Fri
$59 Res /$64 Non Res                   8 Classes   $59 Res /$64 Non Res                  8 Classes
# 89272                                            # 89231
Mar 1–24         7:15–8:45 p.m.         Thu, Sat   Feb 29–Mar 30 6:45–7:30 p.m.           Wed, Fri
$59 Res /$64 Non Res                   8 Classes   $75 Res /$80 Non Res                 10 Classes

Winter Session Discount – 20% Off
# 89273                                            Racquet Court Sports
Jan 5–Mar 24    7:15–8:45 p.m.          Thu, Sat   Enjoy one of the best work outs you can
$141 Res/$146 Non Res                 24 Classes   achieve from these two easy to learn fast
                                                   paced action games racquetball and squash.
                                                   What’s more, these are sports you can play
                                                   for a lifetime. Learn fundamentals, rules
                                                   and strategies to be successful in both of
                                                   these popular court sports. The classes are
                                                   taught by an instructor with over 30 years of
                                                   teaching and playing experience and who is
                                                   AMPRO certified. Students supply their own              Help enhance the life of an
                                                   racquetball or squash racquet, eye guards and
                                                                                                           underprivileged child, join
                                                   non black soled tennis shoes. Limited racquets
                                                   available on a first come, first served basis.       Friends of Camp Concord today!
                                                   Age: 16+                    Raquet Court Sports                      f r i e n d s of
                                                                                Big C Athletic Club
                                                   # 89183
                                                   Jan 18–Feb 15    10–11:30 a.m.             Wed
                                                   $59 Res/$64 Non Res                   5 Classes
                                                   # 89184
                                                   Feb 22–Mar 21 10–11:30 a.m.                Wed
                                                   $59 Res/$64 Non Res                   5 Classes
                                                                                                              For membership information,
                                                   # 89185
     Register early!                               Jan 19–Feb 16     5:30–7 p.m.
                                                   $59 Res/$64 Non Res
                                                                                               Thu
                                                                                         5 Classes
                                                                                                        please call the Camp Concord Office at
                                                                                                        (925) 671-3006 or download additional
                                                                                                           information from our web page at
   Classes with low enrollment                     # 89186                                             www.cityofconcord.org/recreation/camp/
        may be cancelled.                          Feb 23–Mar 22     5:30–7 p.m.               Thu                   campfocc.htm
                                                   $59 Res/$64 Non Res                   5 Classes
18 Adults
                                     Estate Planning Basics                               Basics and Beyond
                                     Don’t be fooled by radio talk show hosts
                                     that tell you that you do not need to do
                                                                                          Bridge Lessons
                                                                                          Begin to learn the most popular card game
                                     estate planning because of tax law changes!
                                                                                          in the world. You will find that playing
                                     Estate planning is needed by just about
                                                                                          Bridge stimulates your mental capacities
                                     all adults. Anyone with children under 18
                                                                                          and social skills as you learn how to bid,
                                     needs to nominate a guardian. Any person
                                                                                          conventions for competitive actions, better
                                     who owns a house, real estate or other
                                                                                          leads against suit, No Trump contracts,
                                     assets may face significant probate fees (and
                                                                                          lead-directing signaling for better defense,
                                     possibly taxes) if they do not have an estate
                                                                                          responding to 1 No Trump and 2 No Trump.
                                     plan. Learn how to avoid unnecessary taxes
                                                                                          This course observes Modern Standard
                                     and probate fees, and how to control the
                                                                                          American bidding. Maggie is a 30 yrs a
                                     disposition of your property. The instructor
                                                                                          Bridge player, 20 yrs as a Master; member
                                     is a licensed attorney with 30 years of
                                                                                          of ACBL and WBF; has played national and
                                     experience in estate planning, real estate
                                                                                          international tournaments. This course
                                     and business law.
                                                                                          needs a minimum of 4 registered. $10
                                     Age: 18+                          Centre Concord     materials fee payable to instructor the first
                                                                    Hubert Lenczowski     day of class. No class January 16.
                                     # 89243
                                                                                          Age: 21+                          Senior Center
                                     Jan 25          7:30–8:45 p.m.                Wed
                                                                                                                           Maggie Freitas
                                     $25 Res/$30 Non Res                        1 Class
                                                                                          # 89128
                                     # 89244
                                                                                          Jan 9–Feb 6        6–8 p.m.          Mon, Wed
                                     Mar 28          7:30–8:45 p.m.                Wed

“T   he people who run
     the Concord Softball
 League from the umpires
                                     $25 Res/$30 Non Res                        1 Class
                                                                                          $56                                  8 Classes



                                     Free Legal Forms                                     Intermediate Bridge
 to the players are great!           Without a Will, the State of California
                                                                                          For the current bridge player, Intermediate
                                                                                          Bridge shifts from basic bidding and
 It keeps me coming out              choose your beneficiaries, executor,
                                                                                          playing-out contracts to Defending
 again and again.”                   and guardians for your children. In this
                                                                                          Contracts. In Intermediate Bridge, focus
                                     workshop, each student will receive FREE
                                                                                          is on Defense: Leading from a strong suit,
             Cal Martinez            ‘fill in the blanks’ Will, Durable Power
                                                                                          leading an unbid suit, leads against NT
                                     of Attorney and Advanced Health Care
      Concord Softball Participant                                                        slams vs. not leading from a long suit,
                                     Directive Forms. The instructor is an
                                                                                          leading for ruffs, and when to lead trump.
                                     experienced estate planning attorney who
                                                                                          Opening leads against suit or NT contracts
                                     will assist students in completing their
                                                                                          very often sets the tone for the defense
                                     forms.
                                                                                          and will make or break the success of
                                     Age: 21+                           Senior Center     the defense. Finally, bidding conventions
                                                                    Raymond McFalone      will be reviewed and the more common
                                     # 89140                                              or newer conventions will be discussed in
                                     Feb 7, 14          7–9 p.m.                    Tue   classes along with questions brought by
                                     $12                                      2 Classes   students. After taking this class you will
                                                                                          elevate your playing enjoyment through
                                                                                          thoughtful play both defensively and
                                     Raising Backyard Chickens                            offensively.
                                     Get pets that will make you top-nutrition            Age: 18+                          Senior Center
                                     breakfasts and perfect garden fertilizer                                              Maggie Freitas
                                     out of bugs, weeds and kitchen scraps! Join          # 89129
                                     locavores all over the Bay Area who have             Jan 10–Feb 28   6:30–7:30 p.m.              Tue
                                     discovered how fun and easy it is to raise           $56                                   8 Classes
                                     their own healthy, happy low-maintenance
                                     chickens in urban and suburban
                                     environments. The instructor is the author
                                     of The Grocery Garden, How Busy People
                                     Can Grow Cheap Food, winner of two
                                     national Best Books USA awards.


     Concord Softball
                                     Age: 14+                          Centre Concord
                                                                    Simpleton Solutions      Registration is easy!
                                     # 89279
      See page 31.                   Feb 2–23            7–8 p.m.                   Thu       See pages 35–36.
                                     $39 Res/$44 Non Res                      4 Classes
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                                                     Stephen Tanenbaum, author of 3 travel
   Seats are assigned for Motorcoach trips.          guides The Cheapskate’s Guide to vacations
                                                                                                           Auto Museum &
   Refunds may be requested up to the trip
                                                     (2 editions) and the Cheapskates Guide to          Model Trains Via Van
                                                     Cruises, wants to talk travel with YOU and         All Aboard to the beautiful Blackhawk
   cut off date with a $5 cancellation fee           a group of travel enthusiasts. Do you love         Classic Auto Museum to view the one-of-
   incurred. Unfortunately, refunds will not         to travel and talk about your adventures?          a-kind coach built and limited-production
   be honored after the trip cut off date. In        This group is for you. Travel the world via        automobiles, ‘rolling sculptures’ and
   the event that you request a refund after         video each day. Then participate in lively         works of art. Our docent will guide us
   the trip cut off date the following may           discussion about past and future trips to be       through the historically significant from
   occur: If there is a wait list for the trip and   taken. Visit www.cheaptravel.net for Steve’s       the early 1900s and artistically inspired
   someone from the waiting list is willing to       web site. Meets on the fourth Monday each          to the contemporary. See such rarities as
   take the space vacated by you, you will           month.                                             the 1966 Bizzarine P538 Spyder Prototype,
   receive all but $5 of the amount that you                                                            the 1933 Packard 1004 Sport Phaeton, the
   have paid for the trip.                           Age: 21+                          Senior Center
                                                                                                        fastest Bentley in the world to the Howard
                                                                                 Stephen Tanenbaum
                                                                                                        Hughes ‘29 Dusenberg Model J. This and
                                                     # 89070
                                                                                                        so much more. In addition, we are favored
                                                     Jan 23–Mar 26     9:30–11 a.m.              Mon
                                                                                                        with the Holiday Layout of past, present
                                                     $6
                                                                                                        and prototype train models of European
           Transportation                                                                               railroading. It is an enchanting display
                                                                                                        by The European Train Enthusiasts.
Please Note:                                         Travel Fair                                        Then lunch on your own at the charming
Unless otherwise specified, day trips use            Have you dreamt about traveling to exotic          Blackhawk Plaza with time for shopping
City–operated 15–passenger vans equipped             places? Watch a slide show of exciting             or return to the Museum. A great way to
with bench style seating. These vans offer           destinations, an upcoming cruise will be           celebrate the arrival of 2012!! Register by
limited accessibility. Please call Registration      included. Come check out the new trips.            Dec 19. No refunds or cancellations after
at 671–3404 for more information.                    Give us feedback on where YOU want to              trip cut off date.
                                                     travel. If time allows a review of our Day
                                                     Trips will be given. Travel vendors on             Age: 21+               Senior Center Departure
                                                     site. Bring a friend and you both receive          # 89036
                                                     a $5 discount coupon for a future travel           Jan 14          9 a.m.–4 p.m.              Sat
                                                     purchase.                                          $44
                                                                                        Senior Center
                                                     # 89091
                                                     Feb 27           9:30–11:30 a.m.            Mon
                                                     FREE
  Register early!
  Trips with low enrollment
      may be cancelled.                                              Recreation enhances overall health and wellbeing.
                                                           Trips & Tours 21
       Trip Difficulty                        Red Hawk Casino                                    Tech Museum &
       Rating System                         Via Motorcoach                                     Intel Museum Via Van
                                      Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, offers all the     Enter the Spirit of Silicon Valley by way
                                      amenities and attractions you’d expect in a        of The Tech Museum-a must-see, must-do
Our trip Difficulty Rating System     Northern California casino. Not to mention         experience. This one of a kind museum
ranks each trip from 1 to 4           it is surrounded by the amenities nature           offers over 100 hands-on interactive exhibits-
                                      provides-beautiful views, breathtaking             many supported by Stanford, NASA and
according to the degree of            scenery and an unforgettable experience.           NOAA. Explore alternative energy, genetics,
activity and general travel rigors.   Red Hawk Casino has a game for you ~ in            earth sciences, the innovative gallery and
For example, 1 is the easiest and     every way you like to play ~ in their world        more. Be immersed in exciting innovations
                                      class gaming floor. Your luck is about to          in digital art, maps and nano-technology.
4 indicates the most strenuous.
                                      change, 2000 Slot Machines, Progressive            Time allowed to also visit the largest IMAX
                                      Jackpots, 75 Table Games, great restaurants,       dome screen in the West for a feature film.
       EASY                           gift shop, and much more! Minimum                  Have lunch on your own at the Museum
        Up to 2 blocks of walking     40 registered by Jan 12. No refunds or             Café Primivera before departing for an
on even terrain and a few             cancellations after trip cut off date.             exclusive visit to the Intel Museum for a
                                                                                         Docent led visit as you explore interactive
stairs. Periodic rest stops and                               Senior Center Departure
                                                                                         exhibits and enjoy multimedia presentations.
intermittent seating available        # 89067                                            Try on a silicon chip factory ‘bunny suit’ or
throughout the day.                   Jan 20          8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.             Fri   discover technology innovations over time.
                                      $31                                                Learn about microprocessor history, silicon
                                                                                         chip design and chip fabrication or Intel’s
       MILD                                                                              products. There is much to choose from,
        Between 2–4 blocks of                    Chabot Space and                        according to your interests. A Full Day in
even walking and short flight(s)                                                         the adventure of science and technology.
of stairs. Resting areas vary.
                                                 Science Center Via Van                  Register by Jan 13. No refunds or
                                      Journey with us to the Chabot Space &              cancellations after trip cut off date.
Standing approximately 30             Science Center which is located in the
                                      beautiful Oakland Hills. A Smithsonian             Age: 21+                 Senior Center Departure
minutes periodically over the day.
                                      affiliate science center about Planet Earth        # 89031
                                      and the Universe. This 86,000 square               Jan 25         8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.          Wed
       MODERATE                       foot center offers interactive space and           $51
       Up to 4 blocks of walking      science exhibitions, immersive digital-
                                      dome planetarium shows, and giant screen
and some incline and/or               MegaDome shows. General Admission at
steps involved. Resting areas         Chabot Space & Science Center includes all
                                                                                                    Beer and Beans Via Van
                                                                                                   This Beer and Beans tour will include
available at end of tour. Standing    access admission to hands-on exhibitions
                                                                                                   a tour of the Jelly Belly Factory and
                                      as well as one Planetarium show and one
approximately 1 hour periodically                                                        the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Fairfield
                                      Theater show. Get a glimpse into the life of
over the day. Not appropriate for                                                        California. Each will include a tour of the
                                      an astronaut. See real spacesuits, spacecraft,
                                                                                         product factory as well as complimentary
walkers and wheelchairs.              and astronaut food. Try out astronaut
                                                                                         tastings. Whether you are a fan of beer or
                                      exercise gear and space tools, and picture
                                                                                         jelly beans, this is sure to be a trip favorite.
       STRENUOUS                      yourself in a weightless environment. Take
                                                                                         Start the day with a smell and taste of
                                      a journey from our Sun to the farthest
       More than 4 blocks of                                                             buttered popcorn, chocolate, pineapple or
                                      reaches of the cosmos! Along the way, you’ll
                                                                                         whatever your favorite jelly bean might be.
walking with many stairs and          see where stars are born, how they die, meet
                                                                                         Sample or buy fruity, sour, or ‘icky’ beans as
uneven terrain. No resting areas      nebulae of all kinds, and travel to distant
                                                                                         gifts or gag gifts. Lunch on your own at Nut
                                      galaxies. Don’t miss this opportunity to
available for long periods of time.                                                      Tree. Then onto the Beermaster Tour which
                                      blast right out of this world. Lunch on your
More than 1 hour of standing. Not                                                        is a unique opportunity to experience a
                                      own in the Skyline café. Register by Jan 11.
                                                                                         behind-the-scenes look at the brewing of
appropriate for canes, walkers or     No refunds or cancellations after trip cut
                                                                                         Budweiser. The Beermaster tour includes
                                      off date.
wheelchairs.                                                                             a visit to the Brew House, Finishing Cellar,
                                      Age: 12+                  Civic Center Departure   including sampling directly from a Finishing
                                                                                         Tank, Lager Cellar, and Packaging Facility.
                                      # 89105                                            To commemorate your experience, a variety
                                      Jan 21        9:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.            Sat   of gifts are provided for each guest. Register
                                      $51                                                by Jan 18. No refunds or cancellations after
                                                                                         cut off date.
Registration is easy!                                                                    Age: 21+                  Civic Center Departure

 See pages 35–36.                                                                        # 89123
                                                                                         Jan 28          9 a.m.–5:45 p.m.             Sat
                                                                                         $59
22 Trips & Tours
                                                     Hiller Aviation                                    Rincon Center-
                                                     Museum & S.F.                                      Old SF Post Office and
                                                 Airport Tour Via Van                               SF Railway Museum Via Van
                                                 Give yourself a Valentine’s Day treat by           You asked for it-a tour of Rincon Center:
                                                 visiting the Hiller Aviation Museum,               the original S.F. Post Office considered the
                                                 lovingly dedicated to the Dreams of Flight.        gem of the Federal buildings west of the
                                                 Looking back into aviation’s history               Mississippi. Learn the fascinating stories
                                                 from the Wright Bros. and forward to               of the Murals inspired by Diego Rivera on
                                                 exploring the Future of Flight-Both                our Docent tour. When unveiled, powerful
                                                 Educational and Entertaining. Our docent           voices called for their destruction, but 40
                                                 will help you transition from visitor              years later they saved the building from
                                                 to explorer through aircraft cockpits,             demolition. The murals tell the history of
                                                 flight simulators and replica exhibits. In         San Francisco to cold war politics. Discover
                                                 keeping with this adventure we will have           the artistic and political drama behind
                                                 a tour of San Francisco Airport Aviation           these scenes. Then lunch on your own at
                                                 Museum. We will have a special viewing             the Center, perhaps at Yank Sing, famous
                                                 of the exhibitions and ‘behind the scenes’         for dim sum and unearthed artifacts, or
                                                 collection items in the archives. Along            many other restaurants while enjoying
                                                 with this we will learn about some of              the Tuesday’s Music in the Waterfall
                                                 the airport’s best kept secrets, as the Art        Fountain Lobby. After, the San Francisco
                                                 Museums, Murals and Meditation Room.               Railway Museum, learn about the history of
                                                 Lunch will be enjoyed on our own at the            streetcars and the diverse trolleys now used
    Chinese New Year                             International Food Court. A full and fun           from all over the US and Europe. Known
                                                 day! Register by February 8. No refunds or         as the’ F Line’seen down Market St. and the
    Professor Ming’s                             cancellations after registration cutoff date.      Wharf. You may have, seen for example,
Mansion Play Via Van                                                                                ‘The Streetcar Named Desire’. Clang, clang
                                                 Age: 21+                Senior Center Departure
By popular demand we will be returning                                                              for a special day! Register by February 6.
for the charming performance of drama,           # 89033
                                                                                                    Age: 21+                Senior Center Departure
music, song, action and traditional Chinese      Feb 15          8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.            Wed
dance at the Buddha Universal Church in          $46                                                # 89028
S.F. for their annual celebration of Chinese                                                        Feb 21           9 a.m.–5 p.m.             Tue
New Year. ‘Professor Ming’s Mansion’ will                                                           $49
bring smiles and tears while following                  Alcatraz &
the life of a prominent physician whose
compassion and generosity to the poor
                                                        Pier 39 Van Trip                                 Mustard, Mud,
                                                 Alcatraz was once home to some of
seem to inspire all around him. But what
schemes are being plotted behind those
                                                 America’s most notorious criminals, the                 & Music Fest in
                                                 federal penitentiary that operated here
walls? The family works to resolve their
                                                 from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique
                                                                                                    Calistoga Via Van
troubles, and finding a way to have a happy                                                         A beautiful time of the year to drive
                                                 to the Rock. The presence of infamous
ending. We will have a hosted traditional                                                           through Napa Valley to Calistoga for their
                                                 inmates like Al ‘Scarface’ Capone, and the
Chinese lunch at Louie’s Restaurant, a                                                              guaranteed Mustard Festival: Mustard-
                                                 ‘Birdman’ Robert Stroud helped to establish
short block away, before the performance.                                                           Music-Mud. The music lineup features
                                                 the island’s notoriety. To this day, Alcatraz
There will also be tasty treats during the                                                          some of the best jazz and blues bands and
                                                 is best known as one of the world’s most
intermission of the play in the auditorium                                                          artists in the Bay Area. You will be hearing
                                                 legendary prisons. Plus many other stories
hall of the beautiful Buddha’s Universal                                                            their great music throughout the day. Art
                                                 to be learned on the island. Civil War-era
Church. Register or cancel by December 30.                                                          enthusiasts can view the Annual Mustard
                                                 buildings on the island give insight to the
No refunds or cancellations after trip cut                                                          Arts Fete of paintings and photography
                                                 19th century when the island served as
off date.                                                                                           celebrating the presence of mustard in the
                                                 both a harbor defense fort and a military
                                                                                                    Valley. You even have a chance to vote for
Age: 21+               Senior Center Departure   prison. See reminders of the American
                                                                                                    your favorite works. Your admission will
                                                 Indian Occupation that started in 1969 after
# 89034                                                                                             include 10 Wine Tastings of your choice
                                                 the prison closed, an important milestone
Feb 4        10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.          Sat                                                      and mustard tastings at the gourmet
                                                 in the American Indian rights movement.
$68                                                                                                 market CalMart. Lunch will be on your
                                                 Enjoy lunch and shopping on your own at
                                                                                                    own at one of the fine Calistoga restaurants,
                                                 Pier 39 after the tour. Come experience the
                                                                                                    where chefs will create special dishes with
                                                 beauty, history and infamy of Alcatraz on
                                                                                                    mustard as a starring ingredient. What
                                                 the San Francisco Bay. You’ll be astounded
                                                                                                    FUN!! Register by February 14. No refunds
                                                 by what you see! Register by February 1. No
     Register early!                             refunds or cancellations after trip cutoff.
                                                                                                    or cancellations after trip cut off date.
                                                                                                    Age: 21+                Senior Center Departure
     Trips with low enrollment                   Age: 18+                  Civic Center Departure
                                                                                                    # 89035
         may be cancelled.                       # 89125
                                                                                                    Mar 3        10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.           Sat
                                                 Feb 18          8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.             Sat
                                                                                                    $75
                                                 $89
                                                                       Trips & Tours 23
           Monterey Whale                                Beach Blanket                                      San Rafael Civic Center
           Watching Via Van                              Babylon Via Van                                    & Mission Via Van
We are headed to picturesque Monterey.                    Come Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day           We are off to see the last architectural
We begin our day with lunch on your own at         at ‘The most fun of any show, anywhere’           masterpiece designed by Frank Lloyd
Old Fisherman’s Wharf,                             and the nation’s longest running musical          Wright: Marin County Civic Center. This
with time to browse                                revue. You will bend in laughter with the         national and state historic landmark was
the many specialty gift                            hilarious spoofs of pop culture, spectacular      Wright’s last commission, the futuristic
shops. We’ll board the 100                         costumes, outrageously gigantic hats,             building completed in 1962. It has been
foot Princess Monterey                             and one show-stopping number after                referred to as the Martian Embassy because
vessel to view the diverse                         another. Delight in Snow White’s fast-            of its spire and ‘flying saucer’ design element.
inhabitants of the                                 paced musical journey around the world            Scenes from ‘Gattaca’ were shot here and the
Monterey Bay. Traveling                            in search of her ‘Prince Charming’ as she         civic center was an inspiration for the Star
from the icy waters of the                         encounters a line-up of humorous political        Wars film set. A docent will show and tell
Bering and Chuckchi seas,                          and pop culture characters, including the         us about this magnificent work. After, we
to the majestic lagoons of                         President, Governor, Louis XlV, Oprah             will have lunch on our own at Fifth Street in
Baja California, Mexico,                           and others. Enjoy a drive thru tour of            San Rafael, with time for shopping before
the gray whales have followed the same             North Beach and lunch on your own and             we leave for Mission San Rafael Arc Angel.
migratory route along the west coast of            shopping prior to the performance. Have a         Built as a hospital to treat ill Native
North America for thousands of years.              Top o’ the mornin’ day! Spaces are limited        Americans in 1817, it was California’s first
These whales generally travel a few short miles    for this engagement so please sign up soon.       sanitarium: A Place in the Sun from cool
from the coast, making the Monterey harbor         Register by February 18. No cancellations         San Francisco for healing. A docent will
an ideal departure point for intersecting the      or refunds after trip cut off date.               guide us through both the Mission and the
‘Gray Whale Migration Highway’. You have                                                             neighboring Basilica. A memorable time
                                                   Age: 14+               Senior Center Departure
a chance to observe marine mammals and                                                               will be had for us. Register by March 1.
more such as, the Gray Whale, Humpback             # 89032                                           No refunds or cancellations after cut off date.
Whale, Orca Whale, Bottlenose Dolphin,             Mar 18       10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.          Sun
                                                                                                     Age: 21+                 Senior Center Departure
Risso’s Dolphin, Harbor Porpoise, sharks,          $66
jellyfishes, and even the Leatherback Sea                                                            # 89030
Turtle! Join us for this sea worthy adventure.                                                       Mar 28          9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.             Wed
Register by February 22. No refunds or                       Moaning Caverns &                       $48
cancellations after trip cut off date.
                                                             Adventure Park Via Van
Age: 21+                  Civic Center Departure   Spelunk! Come spend the day at Moaning
                                                   Caverns in beautiful Calaveras County.
                                                                                                         Wildflowers at the
# 89126
Mar 10           8 a.m.–7 p.m.               Sat   This spectacular cavern contains an                   Western Railway
$75                                                underground chamber large enough to hold
                                                   the Statue of Liberty. An historic spiral
                                                                                                     Museum Via Van
                                                                                                     Experience California as it was 100 years
                                                   staircase will take you 235 steps down
                                                                                                     ago. As a living history museum, the
                                                   into the cavern where we will begin a 45
    San Francisco                                  minute walking tour of one of California’s
                                                                                                     Western Railway Museum gives visitors
                                                                                                     the opportunity to ride authentic historic
    Flower and                                     natural wonders. Or, if you are feeling
                                                                                                     streetcars and interurban electric trains from
                                                   adventurous, you can take the 165-foot rope
Garden Show Via Van                                rappel down the sheer cave walls and join
                                                                                                     all over California and the western United
Nothing says Spring like the San Francisco                                                           States. Take an electric train trip through
                                                   the tour at the bottom. No previous rope
Flower & Garden Show, the largest, world-                                                            the peaceful, picturesque Montezuma Hills
                                                   experience is necessary. Above ground, as an
class garden festival of its kind in the                                                             over the original historic main line of the
                                                   optional purchase, you can zip line, traverse
western United States. Twenty full-sized                                                             Sacramento Northern Railway. Bring a sack
                                                   32 foot climbing tower or try your hand
garden installations from top designers,                                                             lunch or have a hotdog, snack, beverages or
                                                   at gemstone mining by purchasing a bag
seminars, edible gardens, bonsai, flower                                                             ice cream from the small gift shop. A guided
                                                   of ‘rough dirt’ and working it through the
arranging, water conservation, lawn                                                                  tour of car house 3 is a must see. Onward to
                                                   flumes to find real semi-precious gemstones.
alternatives, demonstrations, garden                                                                 the Rio Vista history museum. The museum
                                                   Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.
walls and vendors. All, including You, in                                                            itself is converted from an old blacksmith’s
                                                   A small gift shop will be open with snacks
celebrating Life in the California Garden.                                                           shop. Inside there are several rooms
                                                   and soft drinks. We will stop in the town
Bring your problems, ideas or just chat with                                                         covered from floor to ceiling with various
                                                   of Murphys for a brief shopping jaunt or
the Experts or Specialists you see and hear                                                          articles, pictures, newspaper headlines,
                                                   snacks. Register by March 7. No refunds or
on TV, Radio and in Magazines; and all                                                               dolls, clothing and farm equipment. An
                                                   cancellations after trip cut off date.
under one huge roof. A colorful and fun day                                                          afternoon blast to the past you won’t soon
awaits you. Register by March 1. No refunds        Age: 12+                 Civic Center Departure   forget. Register by March 16. No refunds or
or cancellations after cut off date.                                                                 cancellations after trip cut off date.
                                                   # 89124
Age: 21+                Senior Center Departure    Mar 24         8 a.m.–5:15 p.m.             Sat   Age: 21+                   Civic Center Departure
                                                   $50
# 89029                                                                                              # 89106
Mar 22           9 a.m.–5 p.m.              Thu                                                      Mar 31          10 a.m.–4:15 p.m.             Sat
$63                                                                                                  $34
24
Fun with Yarn                                                                                               Digital Photos
Bring the craft that you enjoy or come to
learn a new craft, knitting or crocheting.
                                                                                                            with Flickr
                                                                                                            The holidays have come and gone. Many
Join a group of other crafty people and
                                                                                                            wonderful memories were made, then
enjoy their company as you work on
                                                                                                            captured and stored in your digital camera.
your craft or learn a new one. Enjoy the
                                                                                                            Want to know how to get those photos out
camaraderie and support of people of all
                                                                                                            of your camera? Gone are the days where
levels. This class is for beginners or those
                                                                                                            you drop off a roll of film at the store and
refreshing their skills. No class March 9.
                                                       Generations Online                                   return later for the photos. This process
Age: 21+                             Senior Center     Generations Online is a FREE basic internet          can be done from the convenience of your
                                                       training class. Discover how to search and           home computer with internet connectivity.
# 89039                                                                                                     Through Flickr on the internet, you will
                                                       use the internet. Create your very own free
Jan 6–Mar 30      9:30–11:30 a.m.                Fri                                                        find FREE space to store your photos, the
                                                       email account. Learn how to communicate
$17                                      12 Classes                                                         ability to share photos via email, internet,
                                                       with friends and loved ones by sending and
                                                       receiving email. Discover the vast world             Facebook and or other social networking
                                                       of information at your fingertips. You will          sites for FREE. You will learn how to
The Art of Japanese Brush                              learn how to search for desired information          upload photos from your camera’s storage
Painting and Calligraphy                               using search engines. Classes are taught by          device to the web site Flikr. For a fee,
This class is great for anyone wishing to              a senior peer coach.                                 Flickr can print photos and/or place them
learn how to paint bamboo, peach tree,                                                                      onto various products, which will then
                                                       Age: 21+                            Senior Center    be sent to your home. Have fun sharing
flowers, fruits, a cat or dog with simple                                                   Peter Givens
brush strokes. You’ll also learn how to write                                                               photos instantly with friends and family
                                                       # 89095                                              worldwide. Prerequisite: email account,
your name and other words with Japanese                Jan 23–Feb 6      1:30–3 p.m.                Mon
calligraphy. A supply list will be provided                                                                 digital camera with a storage disk, small
                                                       FREE                                    3 Classes    usb storage device.
to students or you may choose to purchase
supplies from the instructor. Ann has been             # 89099                                              Age: 21+                          Senior Center
teaching art classes for over 50 years.                Mar 5–19          1:30–3 p.m.                Mon                                        Peter Givens
                                                       FREE                                    3 Classes    # 89104
                                     Senior Center
                                     Ann Nakatani      # 89096                                              Feb 10–24       12:45–2:15 p.m.              Fri
# 89041                                                Jan 13–27      11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.              Fri   $36                                   3 Classes
Jan 4–Feb 8       11 a.m.–12 p.m.              Wed     FREE                                    3 Classes
$32                                       6 Classes
                                                       # 89097                                              Line Dance–Basic Beginner
# 89042                                                Feb 10–24      11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.              Fri   Experts say that line dancing is an excellent
Feb 15–Mar 28     11 a.m.–12 p.m.              Wed     FREE                                    3 Classes    form of aerobic activity. It keeps the heart
$37                                       7 Classes                                                         rate elevated without putting a lot of stress
                                                       # 89098
                                                       Mar 16–30      11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.              Fri   on the joints. The real reason we line dance
                                                       FREE                                    3 Classes    is because it is FUN! Join the line dance
Maps and Weather                                                                                            class and see for yourself.
on the Internet                                                                                             Age: 21+                         Senior Center
Discover how to prepare for your next                  Facebook                                                                           Dorothy F. Moore
outing: a trip, hike or just a stroll. The internet    This class will introduce you to download            # 89043
offers many weather related websites and               and use the popular social networking                Jan 6–Feb 10    9:10–10:10 a.m.              Fri
gadgets to predict the weather. At your                website-Facebook. Through discussions                $32                                   6 Classes
fingertips you can discover today’s weather,           and hands-on experience, students will set
next week, month or even next year’s                   up personal accounts on the web site, learn
predictions or approximations on weather.              how to safely use Facebook and experience            Line Dance–Intermediate
Discover bookmarks to always show local                the excitement and benefit that can come             This is an intermediate level class with a
weather. Learn how to get directions for               from networking with friends and family              combination of Country Western, waltzes
driving, walking, hiking or using transit.             around the world. It is highly recommended           and Latin line dances for men and women.
Make and print maps to take with you.                  that students who register have a basic              Partners not required. No class March 9.
Learn to create maps encompassing your                 knowledge of how to use the Internet.
past travel destinations to share with                 Participants need an email address prior to                                           Senior Center
friends and family.                                    attending this class.                                                              Dorothy F. Moore
Age: 21+                             Senior Center     Age: 21+                            Senior Center    # 89045
                                      Peter Givens                                          Peter Givens    Jan 6–Feb 10   10:30–11:30 a.m.              Fri
# 89100                                                # 89102                                              $32                                   6 Classes
Jan 23–Feb 6      3:15–4:45 p.m.               Mon     Jan 13–27       12:45–2:15 p.m.                Fri
                                                                                                            # 89046
$36                                       3 Classes    $36                                     3 Classes
                                                                                                            Feb 17–Mar 30 10:30–11:30 a.m.               Fri
# 89101                                                # 89103                                              $32                                   6 Classes
Mar 5–19          3:15–4:45 p.m.               Mon     Mar 16–30       12:45–2:15 p.m.                Fri
$36                                       3 Classes    $36                                     3 Classes
                                                                                                                                            25
Tap Intermediate                                    Healthy Lifestyles Fair                            Cane Do Exercise
You will learn additional fancy footwork with       This event features a plethora of information
precise rhythmic patterns. No class March 9.        on health, education, recreation, and
                                                                                                       and Self Defense
                                                                                                       This is a specialized senior self-defense
                                                    transportation. Various health screenings
                      Baldwin Park Dance Studio                                                        training class that incorporates the use
                                                    will be available on site. Don’t miss one of
                                     Terry Davis                                                       of a cane. The class will consist of a
                                                    the biggest events of the year. Workshops to
# 89047                                                                                                15-minute lecture and warm up, followed
                                                    be announced. Free to attend.
Jan 6–Feb 10     10:15–11 a.m.                Fri                                                      by 45 minutes of training where you will
$32                                    6 Classes    Age: 21+                          Senior Center    learn proper techniques that will include
                                                                                                       how to hold, twirl, strike, poke, jab and
# 89048                                             # 89090                                            block, all while exercising with your
Feb 17–Mar 30    10:15–11 a.m.                Fri   Mar 9            10 a.m.–2 p.m.              Fri   cane. This class will give you confidence
$32                                    6 Classes    $5 Light Lunch                                     to walk alone during the day and feel
                                                                                                       independent while carrying a cane. Bring
                                                                                                       your own cane or you can purchase one
My Family Stories                                   Brain Gym                                          from the instructor for $20.
How much do your children and
grandchildren know of your family history?
                                                    Living Better After 60                                                                 Senior Center
                                                    Activate and Synergize the Brain.                                                     Ramona Isidro
Family membership is a large part of our
                                                    Improve balance & mobility, memory
identity and our knowledge of our history                                                              # 89049
                                                    and concentration. By using Brain Gym
is what gives us that membership. It has                                                               Jan 4–Feb 8        10–11 a.m.               Wed
                                                    it has been found to reverse some of the
always been the job of the family elders to                                                            $45                                    6 Classes
                                                    symptoms of aging (confusion, depression,
pass on the stories to the next generations.
                                                    lethargy, lack of motivation, and low self
In this class we will learn how to write
                                                    esteem). Experience the movements and
our stories in readable ways, ending with
an individual book of written family
                                                    notice the change in energy, enthusiasm            Zumba
                                                    and connection to one another. You will            You and your family will be amazed at this
snapshots. Handouts will be provided.
                                                    leave each class feeling energized, more           incredible aerobic dance class! No dance
Bring a notebook and pen or pencil to class.
                                                    coordinated, confident, motivated and hopeful.     experience is necessary to fully enjoy this
                                  Senior Center                                                        new workout. There will be different rhythms
                                                                                      Senior Center
                                   Ann Thomas                                                          taught in the class including salsa, cumbia,
                                                                                      Pam Whitman
# 89056                                                                                                meringue, regaetone and much, much more.
Feb 14–Mar 20    10–11:30 a.m.               Tue    # 89074                                            There are no limits to what you can do and
$36                                    6 Classes    Jan 20–Feb 10    10–11:30 a.m.               Fri   what it can do for you. Join us for an hour and
                                                    $43                                   4 Classes    see what change it makes in you.
                                                    # 89054                                            Age: 16+                           Senior Center
Free Legal Forms                                    Mar 7–28         10–11:30 a.m.             Wed                                         Amelia Said
Without a Will, the State of California choose                                                         # 89050
                                                    $43                                   4 Classes
your beneficiaries, executor, and guardians for                                                        Jan 5–Feb 9         5–6 p.m.                 Thu
your children. In this workshop, each student                                                          $32                                    6 Classes
will receive FREE ‘fill in the blanks’ Will,
Durable Power of Attorney and Advanced              Walk & Sudoku to                                   # 89051
Health Care Directive Forms. The instructor is      Improve Your Mind                                  Feb 16–Mar 29       5–6 p.m.                 Thu
an experienced estate planning attorney who                                                            $44                                    7 Classes
will assist students in completing their forms.     and Overall Health
                                                    What can walking and Sudoku do for
Age: 21+                         Senior Center      you? New scientific studies have found a
                             Raymond McFalone       close relationship between exercise and
                                                                                                       Fit & Low
                                                                                                       The class is designed for active adults,
# 89141                                             improved mental abilities: you will be able        incorporates aerobic, strength, and variety
Mar 20, 27      9:30–11:30 a.m.              Tue    to obtain the same results. Discover ways          choreographed patterns performed on the
$12                                    2 Classes    to measurably improve both Mentally                floor at low to moderate intensities,
                                                    and Physically over a month, year, or              as desired, with low impact to the body.
                                                    your selected time period. Two Sudoku              A segment of resistance training exercises
                                                    books are provided. Progress from easy to          may follow the cardiovascular workout,
                                                    difficult challenges in Sudoku. The 2nd            along with abdominal exercises, cool down
                                                    session includes a 1 mile walk. For more           and stretch.
                                                    information call (925) 408-4996.
                                                                                                                                          Senior Center
                                                    Age: 21+                          Senior Center                                        Amelia Said
                                                                                                       # 89052
     Register early!                                # 89092
                                                    Jan 18, 25        10–11 a.m.               Wed     Jan 5–Feb 9
                                                                                                       $32
                                                                                                                       10:30–11:30 a.m.             Thu
                                                                                                                                              6 Classes
                                                    $3                                    2 Classes
   Classes with low enrollment
                                                    # 89093                                            # 89053
        may be cancelled.                           Mar 16, 23        10–11 a.m.                 Fri   Feb 16–Mar 29 10:30–11:30 a.m.               Thu
                                                    $3                                    2 Classes    $37                                    7 Classes
26
                                                   Qigong & Tai Chi for                                Zumba Gold
                                                                                                       It is an innovative, fun and exciting
                                                   Health PM–Advanced                                  program that incorporates Latin dances and
                                                   Advanced-level students become confident
                                                                                                       cardio exercise. Zumba Gold is designed for
                                                   in all 42 Sun Style TCA movements. With
                                                                                                       the active older adult,
                                                   permission new students can join if they are
                                                                                                       the true beginner,
                                                   solid with the first 24 moves and committed
                                                                                                       and/or people who are
                                                   to practicing. Students in this class will refine
                                                                                                       not used to exercising,
                                                   their tai chi skills to a deeper level, working
                                                                                                       or people who may
                                                   with the tai chi principles. They will explore
                                                                                                       be limited physically.
                                                   movements from the Yang Style 24 form and
                                                                                                       It is done at a low
                                                   two other combined tai chi for health forms.
                                                                                                       intensity. Zumba can
                                                   Instructor Robin Malby is a certified Master
                                                                                                       be done from a chair
                                                   Trainer for Dr. Paul Lam with thirteen years
                                                                                                       or wheelchair. Have
                                                   Qi Gong/Tai Chi experience. Prerequisite:
                                                                                                       fun exercising to the
                                                   current enrollment in advanced class or
                                                                                                       Meringue, Salsa, Cha
                                                   permission of instructor.
Qigong                                                                                                                              d
                                                                                                       Cha, Cumbia, Flamenco and Tango. Listen
Qigong is the practice of a series of slow                                            Senior Center    to upbeat music as you exercise. Keep fit
gentle movements accompanied by                                                        Robin Malby     with this fun new form of exercise.
visualizations which are designed to reduce        # 89026
                                                                                                                                               Senior Center
stress, improve vitality, foster creativity and    Jan 17–Mar 20    4:30–5:30 p.m.              Tue
                                                                                                                                                Amelia Said
the enjoyment of life. Class is taught by Han      $52                                   13 Classes
                                                                                                       # 89075
and Angela Ong. No class Jan 2 & 16, Feb 13
                                                                                                       Jan 3–Feb 7       11 a.m.–12 p.m.                 Tue
and 20.
                                                                                                       $26                                         6 Classes
                                   Senior Center   Yoga For Seniors
                                                   This class will provide you with strength,          # 89076
                                        Han Ong
                                                   flexibility, spinal alignment and relaxation        Feb 14–Mar 27     11 a.m.–12 p.m.                 Tue
# 89058
                                                   which all contribute to a healthy back and          $30                                         7 Classes
Jan 9–Feb 6     9:10–10:10 a.m.             Mon
$18                                    4 Classes   whole body. Hatha                                   # 89078
                                                   yoga, which includes                                Jan 5–Feb 9     11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.             Thu
# 89057                                            breathing exercises,                                $26                                         6 Classes
Jan 9–Feb 6     10:30–11:30 a.m.            Mon    physical postures, and
$18                                    4 Classes   relaxation techniques,                              # 89079
# 89060                                            is beneficial for people                            Feb 16–Mar 2911:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.                Thu
Feb 27–Mar 26   9:10–10:10 a.m.             Mon    at any age and level                                $30                                         7 Classes
$22                                    5 Classes   of physical ability.
                                                   However, yoga is
# 89059                                            especially good for us                              Qigong as a Path
Feb 27–Mar 26 10:30–11:30 a.m.              Mon    as we age. It gives us energy, b l         d
                                                                                  balance, good
$22                                    5 Classes   health, and peace of mind. Come join us             to Balanced Health
                                                   for an hour of enjoyment and relaxation!            The study of Qigong involves the use of
                                                   Tuesday class is performed standing or              breath and gentle movements to increase
                                                                                                       the flow of energy (chi), enhance vitality,
Qi Gong & Sun Style Tai                            seated. No mat work. Thursday class is for
                                                                                                       strengthen the body and immune system,
                                                   active seniors. No prior yoga experience
Chi For Health–Intermediate                        necessary. Class will include floor exercises.      create relaxation and stretch and expand
Intermediate-level students will review the        Bring your own mat.                                 muscle/tendon elasticity. Enjoy learning
basic twelve movements, reverse the twelve                                                             several short Qigong forms developed by
movements, plus study the additional                                      Baldwin Park Dance Studio    Roger Jahnke, Doctor of Oriental Medicine
back 9 moves of the Tai Chi for Arthritis                                            Melissa Vinson    and author of ‘The Healer Within.’ Also
Program developed by Dr. Paul Lam. In              # 89061                                             learn additional Qigong forms from other
depth Tai Chi principles and Qi gong sets          Jan 3–Feb 7      11 a.m.–12 p.m.             Tue    well respected Qigong healers. Instructor
will be emphasized. Continuation of flow,          $38                                    6 Classes    Robin Malby is a fully certified Qigong and
increased relaxation, and confidence in            # 89062                                             Tai Chi instructor, a Master Trainer for Dr.
movement will develop. Instructor Robin            Feb 14–Mar 27    11 a.m.–12 p.m.             Tue    Paul Lam and a graduate of Roger Jahnke’s
Malby is a certified Master Trainer for Dr.        $44                                    7 Classes    IIQTC school of Integral Qigong and Tai
Paul Lam with twelve years Qigong/Tai                                                                  Chi. Class includes standing and moving,
Chi experience. Prerequisite: completion                                  Baldwin Park Dance Studio    along with short sitting meditations.
of at least one beginner TCA class and                                                 Maxine Davis
                                                                                                                               Baldwin Park Dance Studio
permission of instructor.                          # 89063
                                                   Jan 5–Feb 9      9:15–10:15 a.m.             Thu                                          Robin Malby
                                   Senior Center   $38                                    6 Classes    # 89025
                                    Robin Malby                                                        Jan 18–Mar 21     9:30–10:30 a.m.               Wed
# 89027                                            # 89064                                             $52                                       10 Classes
Jan 17–Mar 20    5:45–6:45 p.m.             Tue    Feb 16–Mar 29    9:15–10:15 a.m.             Thu
$52                                  13 Classes    $44                                    7 Classes
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SCAN Heath Series                                   A Living Legacy
This health series is sponsored by SCAN
health plan. Register for one or all topics
                                                    The National
that interest you. Invest in your health.           World War II Memorial
Minimum six people registered by one                This informative presentation pays homage to
week prior to each course title.                    veterans and others who gave service during
                                                    World War II, while giving an overview of the
Tips for Making Good                                cultural landscape of America in the 1940s.
Health Care Better                                  It also discusses the creation and design of
                                    Senior Center   the National WWII Memorial in Washington
                                                    DC, nearly four decades later. Attendees will
# 89068                                             have opportunities to interact through
Feb 14          10:30-11:30 a.m.              Tue   trivia and discussion and will learn about
FREE                                                submitting names to be permanently included
                                                    in the WWII Registry of Remembrances that
Evaluating your Doctor and Health Plan              accompanies the physical WWII Memorial.
                                                    Class is brought to you by Ouimet Brothers.
# 89069
Mar 13          10:30-11:30 a.m.              Tue   Age: 21+                         Senior Center
FREE                                                                                 Becky Ringler
                                                    # 89073
                                                    Feb 6             10–11 a.m.               Mon
Take Steps to                                       $1

Prevent Falls
Falls are a serious problem. Many times injury
from a fall leads to permanent disability,
limiting a person’s active, independent life.
                                                    Colored Pencil Drawing
                                                    Beginner and advanced students will learn
                                                                                                     “C   oncord Senior Center
                                                                                                          has provided me an
                                                                                                      opportunity for community
                                                    color pencil techniques. Demonstration,
It is estimated that one-third of all persons
65 years and older fall each year. Indirectly,
                                                    individual help and critiques each class          involvement, socialization
                                                    meeting. Students may work in the style of
the fear alone may also be harmful. It is
                                                    their choice: flowers or animals. Supply list
                                                                                                      and mental challenges
estimated that 20% of the elderly who fear                                                            to help keep me active,
                                                    will be available from the instructor on the
falling limit their activities of daily living.
                                                    first day of class.                               engaged and productive.”
Learn how to making simple changes to
your lifestyle and environment to provide           Age: 21+                         Senior Center
peace of mind and prevent the likelihood                                             Ann Nakatani           Earle G. Ormiston
of falling. Brought to you by Vital Link.           # 89138                                          Concord Senior Citizen Club Member
                                                    Jan 4–Feb 8       10–11 a.m.              Wed
Age: 21+                            Senior Center
                                                    $32                                  6 Classes
                                   Dellyn Donohue
# 89094                                             # 89139
Feb 22             10–11 a.m.                 Wed   Feb 15–Mar 28     10–11 a.m.              Wed
$1                                                  $37                                  7 Classes




    Healthy Lifestyle
    & Resource Fair
    Friday, March 9, 2012 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
                                                                       Concord Senior Center
                                                                        2727 Parkside Circle
        FREE to Attend, $5 Lite Lunch                                     Phone: 671-3320

                                                                                                      Concord Senior Center
                                                                                                        See pages 24–29.
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                                                                                                    sticks to learn how to hold, twirl, strike,
                                                                                                    poke, jab and block. Honest citizens are
                                                                                                    not allowed to carry anything to defend
                                                                                                    themselves, but we can all carry canes or
                                                                                                    walking sticks. Organizers say self-defense
                                                                                                    is a valuable skill for adults particularly
                                                                                                    because elders are perceived as easy targets
                                                                                                    by criminals and are disproportionately
                                                                                                    affected by property crimes, including
                                                                                                    burglary, motor vehicle theft and property
                                                                                                    theft. Don’t be a victim, join a Cane Do
                                                                                                    class at the Concord Senior Center held
                                                                                                    on Wednesday mornings. See page 25
                                                                                                    for class dates. Class techniques include
Bocce in Baldwin Park                                                                               light sparring and the two-handed jab,
Thanks to Measure WW park funds and                                                                 groin hook and head strike. This class is
other sources, the City of Concord has been                                                         a fun way to exercise and can be done
able to complete Bocce Ball courts within a                                                         with a walking stick or cane. This class is
fenced in area at Baldwin Park. The courts                                                          great for hikers too. The Cane-Do class is
have a packed hard surface with a mixture                                                           being taught by Jose and Ramona Isidro
of clay and oyster shell flour, limestone or                                                        of the Mt. Diablo Hwa Rang Kwan school,
decomposed granite dust. The 4 courts are                                                           who teaches other self-defense classes in
surrounded by benches, wood trellis shade                                                           Pittsburg and has more than 25 years of
structures, drinking fountain and picnic         Cane Do                                            martial arts experience. In the class, Isidro
tables. The courts open at 8 a.m. daily M-F      An older person, male or female, wielding          also offers mental training, including mind-
during bocce season May–September. The           a cane or walking stick may not be as              clearing and breathing exercises to quiet the
courts remain open to the public until           vulnerable as criminals suspect, thanks to         mind, aiding the body in fostering self-
noon M–F. It is free to play bocce when          Cane-Do, a self-defense class for seniors.         defense skills, personal fitness and healing.
participants provide their own equipment.        The classes include a 10-minute lecture            “The main part is to keep healthy and enjoy
Rent a bag of balls on M, W, F, from 9 a.m.–     and warm-up, followed by 50 minutes                life,” Isidro said.
noon for $5 at the Senior Center front desk.     of training in which seniors use exercise          Excerpts By Larissa Klitzke at 925-847-2160.
Call 671-3320 for details.                       bands and their own canes or walking




                                 Special Recreation
                                                 Special Rec. Disco Bowl
                                                 Disco lights, rock and roll music, and
                                                 bowling! Join us for an all time favorite
                                                 activity. Sign up early so we can reserve
                                                 enough space! Registration deadline is 72
                                                 hours in advance of activity.
                                                 Age: 16+                     Clayton Valley Bowl
                                                 # 89082
                                                 Jan 13            4–6 p.m.                   Fri
                                                 $15
Special Rec. Bowling                             # 89085
                                                                                                    Community Dances
Bowling is back in session. Let’s get movin,
movin, movin. Join our Bowling team the
                                                 Feb 10            4–6 p.m.                   Fri   Special Recreation
                                                 $15                                                Come one and all and have a good time
“Strikers’’! Have a blast meeting new people
                                                                                                    dancing your heart out! Bring a snack to
and making friends! Shoes are included.          # 89086                                            share. Dances rotate amongst the 2 locations:
                                                 Mar 9             4–6 p.m.                   Fri   Concord and Walnut Creek. $6 cash or
Age: 16+                   Clayton Valley Bowl
                                                 $15                                                check payable at the door! 7–9 p.m.
# 89088
Jan 3–Feb 7     3:30–5:30 p.m.            Tue                                                       Concord Senior Center................................. Dec 2
$36                                 6 Classes
                                                                                                    Walnut Creek Heather Farm ........................ Jan 6
# 89089
                                                                                                    Concord Senior Center..................................Feb 3
Feb 14–Mar 27   3:30–5:30 p.m.            Tue
$42                                 7 Classes                                                       Walnut Creek Heather Farm ........................ Mar 2
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                      Senior Center Services
                                                Notary Services                                 Vision Support Group
                                                Marcella Colarich & Bob Cousineau               Michael Mailer with The Lions Center for
                                                provide notary service free of charge           the Visually Impaired will lead a FREE
                                                from 10:30–11:30 a.m. every Monday. No          monthly support group for the visually
                                                appointment necessary.                          impaired every 2nd Wednesday of the
                                                                                                month at 1 p.m. in classroom B. The group
                                                                                                is open to all who suffer with various eye
                                                AARP Driving Class                              diseases: Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma,
                                                AARP sponsors instruction on safe driving       Cataracts and Diabetic Retinopathy and
                                                techniques. The course emphasizes how           other major eye diseases. Topics are varied
                                                to adjust your driving in response to age       and will cover many areas relating to living
                                                related physical changes and declining          with vision challenges. Tips on coping with
Care Manager                                                                                    practical solutions that can occur in your
Meet with the Care Manager, Barbara             perceptual skills, rules of the road, local
                                                driving problems, and safety tips are also      home or apartment, and how to protect and
Brown. Discover a wide variety of
                                                covered. This class is held on various          prevent your eye disease from progressing.
assistance and resources available to you in
                                                Wednesdays throughout the year. Please          No registration necessary.
your community. Call for more information
or to schedule an appointment:                  call for the next available class. $12 AARP
                                                Members whom show proof of membership
Office Hours:                                   or $14 for Non AARP members payable to          Blood Pressure Screening-
                                                the instructor the first day of class.
Monday and Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.
                                                Call (925) 671-3320 to register.
                                                                                                John Muir Senior Services.
                                                                                                No appointment is necessary for seniors
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - noon
                                                                                                who wish to undergo a Blood Pressure
                                                                                                Screening the third Friday of the month
                                                              CC Cafe Hot Lunch:                from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Senior Peer Individual                                         CC Café is open to adults 60+
                                                               and younger spouses. Meals
Counseling                                      are served daily Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Senior Peer Counseling offers individual
                                                No membership is required to eat at the CC
                                                                                                Legal Assistance
one-on-one, 45 min. counseling sessions,                                                        Attorney Tony Ashe provides free legal
                                                Café. There are no income requirements to
each Tuesday, 1–4 p.m. The counselor assists                                                    counseling on the third Sunday of the
                                                enjoy lunches at the CC Café located in the
seniors in coping with problems causing                                                         month from 9:30–11:30 a.m. He provides
                                                Concord Senior Center. Reserve meal and
them difficulty and helps them with                                                             general advice in legal matters such as
                                                entrée choice the day before or on Fridays
ideas and support about ways to manage                                                          housing, income / maintenance / financial,
                                                for Mondays. To reserve a meal call the CC
more successfully. Seniors can talk about                                                       elder abuse, consumer matters and related
                                                Café at (925) 825-1488, between 9 a.m. and
problems like anxiety, depression, fears,                                                       issues. Appointments are required to see
                                                11:30 a.m. The suggested donation is $2.
loneliness, marriage or family problems                                                         the attorney. Call (925) 671-3320 for an
or any other situation causing distress.        Cancellation Procedures for Lunch               appointment.
Services are free and confidential provided     Please call (925) 825-1488 to notify the café
by Beatrice Benham B.S. and the Program is      between 9 –11:30 a.m. if you are unable to
sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services.      attend lunch that has been reserved for you.    Hearing Screening
Call (925) 671-3320 for appt.                                                                   Receive a basic hearing screening from
                                                                                                Dr. Mimi on a Tuesday in select months
                                                                                                out of the year. She has the Certificate
Health Insurance                                                                                of Clinical Competence in Audiology
                                                                                                (CCC-A) from the American Speech
Counseling and Advocacy                                                                         and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Program (HICAP)                                                                                 She also has Audiology and hearing aid
Program provides free counseling about                                                          dispensing licenses. Call (925) 671-3320
Medicare Benefits, Medicare Supplements,                                                        for your screening at the Senior Center.
HMO’s, and Nursing Home Insurance.                                                              You may also send an email to
Counselors also can assist with advocacy                                                        Dr.Mimi@YourHearingDoc.com.
on denial of medical care, denial of medical
payments, information about HMO
comparison, and health care rights. Advisors
are available every Friday from 1–3 p.m., and
appointments may be made by a call to the
Senior Center at (925) 671-3320.
                                                                        Senior Center Services
                                                                  Call 671-3320 for an appointment.
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Mommy/Daddy                                         Kidz Love Soccer–Pre                              Kidz Love Soccer–Soccer 1
and Me Soccer                                       Age: 4–5                           Newhall Park   Age: 5–6
Introduce yourself and your toddler to                                             Kidz Love Soccer   Concord Community Park           Kidz Love Soccer
the ‘world’s most popular game’! As you             # 89255
                                                                                                      # 89259
and your child participate in our fun,              Jan 23–Mar 12 9:45–10:20 a.m.              Mon
                                                                                                      Jan 19–Mar 8    4:05–4:50 p.m.                Thu
age-appropriate activities, your child will         $75 Res/$80 Non Res                   7 Classes
                                                                                                      $85 Res/$90 Non Res                     8 Classes
be developing their large motor skills and
socialization skills. A variety of activities       Kidz Love Soccer–Pre
designed around the game of soccer will be
played each week. The fun happens on the
                                                    Age: 4–5              Concord Community Park      Kidz Love Soccer
                                                                                 Kidz Love Soccer
field, and in Mommy/Daddy and Me soccer,            # 89258                                           Skillz and Scrimmages
you won’t have to watch from the sidelines!         Jan 19–Mar 8    3:30–4:05 p.m.              Thu   Kidz 7–10 years of age will enjoy advanced
Please call 1-888-372-5803 for potential rain       $85 Res/$90 Non Res                   8 Classes   skill building: dribbling, passing and
outs. No class February 20.                                                                           shooting in a team play format. Each class
                                                    Kidz Love Soccer–Tot-Pre                          will focus on scrimmages that emphasize
Age: 2–3½                            Newhall Park
                                                                                                      application of finer technical points.
                                 Kidz Love Soccer   Age: 3½–5                          Newhall Park   This is the perfect bridge from our Soccer 1
# 89251                                                                            Kidz Love Soccer   classes for those who are aspiring to the
Jan 23–Mar 12    11–11:30 a.m.               Mon    # 89260                                           next level. All skill levels are welcome!
$75 Res/$80 Non Res                     7 Classes   Jan 23–Mar 12 3:10–3:45 p.m.               Mon    KLS Rain-out hotline is (888) 372-5803.
Age: 2–3½              Concord Community Park       $75 Res/$80 Non Res                   7 Classes   All participants will receive a KLS jersey.
                              Kidz Love Soccer                                                        No class February 20.
# 89252                                             Kidz Love Soccer–Soccer 1
                                                                                                      Age: 7–10                            Newhall Park
Jan 19–Mar 8    5:05–5:35 p.m.                Thu   Age: 5–6                           Newhall Park                                    Kidz Love Soccer
$85 Res/$90 Non Res                     8 Classes                                  Kidz Love Soccer   # 89261
Age: 2–3½                          Newhall Park     # 89256                                           Jan 23–Mar 12 4:30–5:15 p.m.                 Mon
              Kidz Love Soccer Kidz Love Soccer     Jan 23–Mar 12 3:45–4:30 p.m.               Mon    $85 Res/$90 Non Res                     7 Classes
# 89253                                             $75 Res/$80 Non Res                   7 Classes
Jan 21–Mar 10     9–9:30 a.m.                 Sat
$85 Res/$90 Non Res                     8 Classes


Kidz Love Soccer
Kids 2-6 years of age learn the world’s most
popular sport from professional coaches
trained in the Kidz Love Soccer method; a
                                                         BabeRuth•USSSA•NSA•ASA
session experience includes age-appropriate
activities, skill demonstrations, fun games
and instructional scrimmages conducted in
a non-competitive, recreational format. Kidz
Love Soccer: ‘where the score is always fun
to fun’. www.kidzlovesoccer.com. Rain out
hotline 1-888-372-5803. No class February 20.                      Junior Optimist
Kidz Love Soccer–Tots                                          Baseball/Softball League                             Registration Dates:
Age: 3½–4                            Newhall Park                             Est. 1963                              Saturday, November 19
                                 Kidz Love Soccer                                                                    Saturday, December 10
# 89254                                                   Recreational and Full-time Travel play                      Saturday, January 7
Jan 23–Mar 12 10:20–10:50 a.m.               Mon         opportunities for Girls & Boys age 4–15                      Saturday, January 14
$75 Res/$80 Non Res                     7 Classes
                                                           All regular league games are played
                                                                                                                               Times:
Kidz Love Soccer–Tots                                    on our own fields at the JOBL Complex                          10:00 a.m.–Noon
Age: 3½–4              Concord Community Park                        Located off Laura Alice Way
                              Kidz Love Soccer                  near Arnold Industrial Way and Hwy. 4.
# 89257
Jan 19–Mar 8      3–3:30 p.m.
$85 Res/$90 Non Res
                                              Thu
                                        8 Classes
                                                                 For more information visit us at
                                                                        www.eteamz.com/jobl
                                                                          or call 827-1088
                                                                                                                     Sports 31
                                                                                 First Tee of Contra Costa
                                                               The First Tee is a youth program established to teach Life Skills and instill Core
                                                               Values through the game of golf in a year-round Golf Program for boys and girls.
     4050 Port Chicago Highway, Concord
               (925) 686-6267                                  The First Tee Program consists of golf skills, games and challenges, life skills
          www.diablocreekgc.com                                                     education, golf etiquette and golf rules.
WINTER TUNE-UP: Learn to play golf or fine tune
your game this winter. Half our range stalls are                  Golf/Life Skills Program open to Boys & Girls 7–18 years old
covered and we are open from sunrise to 9:30 p.m.                 Spring Session 2012 (12 weeks)
7 days/week with a full-service Pro Shop                          Spring Session begins the week of February 27, 2012
Group Classes                                                     Spring Session Fees: $79 1 day/week
Bring a friend, co-workers, or just join a class. Lessons         Includes membership (or renewal) in the NCGA Youth on Course
are 1 hour each and are conducted in 5-week sessions.
Cost per person                                                   membership

Cost per person:                                                  Target Program (Boys & Girls 5–7 years old)
 • Four (4) or more adults – $ 85 per person                      Fee $75 (not eligible for the NCGA Youth on Course membership)
 • Three (3) adults – $100 per person
 • Two (2) adults – $125 per person
                                                                  Please visit our homepage www.thefirstteecontracosta.org
Private Lessons
 • 30-minute sessions are $40 per lesson or                       for a complete schedule of classes.
   $200 for six (6) lessons
 • Seniors 55 & up are $35 per lesson or
   $175 for six (6) lessons                                                            VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. PLEASE CONTACT US!
 • Four (4) private lessons and 1 on course playing                                    Ask about our Fee Assistance Program
   lesson for $225 (cart and green fees included)
                                                                                       For more information, call 686-6262 Ext. 0
Come try out the newest golf product at our
Custom club-fitting Center and be personally fit
                                                                                       angela@thefirstteecontracosta.org
by one of our certified instructors. We carry all                                      www.thefirstteecontracosta.org
major brands. Call today to set an appointment.                                        Diablo Creek Golf Course, 4050 Port Chicago Highway, Concord, CA 94520




                                                            Concord Spring / Summer Adult Softball
                                                            Visit: www.cityofconcord.org/softball

                                                             Play to compete or just for fun!
                                                             • Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed teams.

                                                             • Convenient game times at Willow Pass
                                                               Park Monday through Friday evenings and
                                                               Sunday afternoon / evenings.

                                                             • Register your team early – leagues and
                                                               nights fill up quickly!

                                                             • Call the Adult Sports Office at
                                                               (925) 671-3279 for information.

                                                             • Registration for our Spring and Summer Leagues begins in January.


                     Visit our website for more information. Summer league begins in April.
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                    “I ha d fun . I lea rn ed a lot
                                                    fro m the tra ini ng .” MA TT -
                                                                                    AGE   8

                      Winter Soccer Academy
                                  Learn the Diablo FC way
                 DATES: Mondays & Thursdays, Jan. 5 to Feb. 16, 2012
                 TIME & LOCATION: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m at Willow Pass Park #5,
                                  Concord ( Salvio St. & Olivera Rd. )                               BLUE DEVILS
 ELIGIBILITY: 5 to 12-year-old Girls & Boys. All skill levels welcome!
 COST:
 • $95 per child. Includes training fees, Academy T-shirt,
   Diablo FC pin & window sticker ( $45 applied to 2012 club registration )
 • $50 per child for current Diablo FC players & siblings
 • No charge for U8 Academy Players                                                            Now accepting new members
 REGISTER:                                                                                      in the following positions
 • www.diablofc.org ( Complete online registration form & use credit card to pay fee )
 • Mail check payable to Diablo FC Academy, P.O. Box 97, Clayton, CA 94517                      D a nc er s, B r ass Pl ay ers
 • Sign-up at first Soccer Academy session on Thursday, Jan. 5
                                                                                               Dr umm er s & Col or G uar d
                                                          your child !”
       “You won’t find a bett er socc er expe rien ce for
                              In Concord for boys &
                                                    girls competitive teams                   No experience needed
                                                   22, 26, 29                                            Ages 8 t o 21
      2012                    U8-U11 Players Jan. 006
                                              7/31/2
                                           Born 8/1/2001-
     Season                                     Feb. 9, 12, 16
                              U12-U14 Players 7/31/2001
                                                                                              For information contact Debbie Odello
                                                                                                      925-689-2918, ext. 3004
     Tryouts                                98-
                                          Born 8/1/19
                                            No charge to tryout.
                                                                                                                or
                                                            iablofc.org                               rodello@bluedevils.org
                                      Signup today at www.d

              www.diablofc.org                 •       925   798-GOAL                                 www.bluedevils.org
                                                                                                       Swimming 33
                          Concord Community Pool • Winter 2012
                                                             3501 Cowell Rd., Concord, CA • 671–3474

             Lap Swim Hours
 Winter Lap Swim
 Dec. 1–Feb. 28
 Mon, Wed, Fri ................... 6 a.m.–1 p.m.
 Tue, Thu ........................... 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
 Sat–Sun ........................... 10 a.m.–Noon

 Holiday Hours:
 Feb. 20 ............................. 10 a.m.–Noon

 Pool Closures*
 Dec. 15, 2011–Jan. 7, 2012 – Pool Maintenance
 Dec. 26 ............................ Holiday
 Jan. 2 ............................... Holiday
 Dec. 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 .... Furlough Days
 Jan. 21, 22 ....................... Swim Meet

 Concord Community Pool will be closed December 15,
 2011 through January 7, 2012 to undergo several
 upgrades to the pools mechanical systems including
 new high efficiency heaters and 2 new pumps
 for redundancy. This will help safeguard the pool
 from any unplanned closures and help to make
 the pool more energy efficient.
                                                                  Lifeguard Clinic                                        CPR
                                                                  The Lifeguard Training Course teaches its               This course includes CPR skills for adults,
                                                                  students the skills and knowledge needed to             children and infants; plus performing two-
 Fees:                                                            prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies.             rescuer CPR, using a resuscitation mask
 Daily ................................. $5 Res/$6 Non Res
                                                                  It provides the opportunity to complete all             and a bag-valve mask and how to use an
 15 Swims ......................... $60 Res/$70 Non Res
                                                                  California State requirements to become a               automated external defibrillator (AED) for
 Monthly ............................ $68 Res/$73 Non Res
                                                                  Lifeguard in one course.                                patients of sudden cardiac arrest.

 Due to the pool’s closure December 15, 2011–                     Prerequisite: Must be at least 15 years of age by       Age: 13+                        Location TBD
 January 7, 2012 for maintenance, the Monthly                     the first day of class, able to swim 400 yards, tread
                                                                                                                          # 89111
 Pass is unavailable for December and January                     water for 1 minute and retrieve a 10 lb brick from a
                                                                                                                          Dec 14             5–9 p.m.             Wed
 and will be offered again in February.                           depth of 9 feet.
                                                                                                                          $53 Res/$58 Non Res                  1 Class
 We recommend the 15 Swim Pass instead.                           Age: 15+                   Concord Community Pool
                                                                                                                          # 89112
                                                                  # 89108                                                 Jan 18             5–9 p.m.             Wed
Slim and Trim In the Water                                        Apr 9–12        9 a.m.–4 p.m.               Mon–Thu     $53 Res/$58 Non Res                  1 Class
De-stress and revitalize your life with this                      $201 Res/$206 Non Res                       4 Classes
fun and challenging workout. This class                                                                                   # 89113
offers effective flexibility and muscle toning                    # 89109                                                 Feb 15             5–9 p.m.             Wed
with no impact to the joints.                                     May 1–24           6–9 p.m.                  Tue, Thu   $53 Res/$58 Non Res                  1 Class
                                                                  $201 Res/$206 Non Res                       8 Classes
Deep Water Exercise                                               # 89110
                                                                  May 29–Jun 21      6–9 p.m.                  Tue, Thu
Age: 18+                       Concord Community Pool
                                                                  $201 Res/$206 Non Res                       8 Classes
                                            Pam Hall
#89130
Jan 16–Feb 27      10–10:45 a.m.                           Mon
$36 Res/$41 Non Res                                   6 Classes
*No class February 20.


Age: 18+                       Concord Community Pool
                                        Andrea Legault
#89137
Jan 19–Feb 23     10–11 a.m.                                Tue                      www.ConcordReg .org
$36 Res/$41 Non Res                                   6 Classes
34 Swimming
First Aid
Everyone should be able to perform first
aid, because most people will eventually
find themselves in a situation requiring it,
either for another person or for themselves.
Age: 10+                                  Location TBD
# 89118
Jan 25             6–8 p.m.                          Wed
$35 Res/$40 Non Res                               1 Class
# 89119
Feb 22             6–8 p.m.                          Wed
$35 Res/$40 Non Res                               1 Class


Lifeguard Review
This course is for those who currently hold
a current lifeguard certificate which is soon
to expire. Curriculum will include CPR for
the Professional Rescuer (AED), First Aid,
and Lifeguarding skills.
Prerequisite: Must posses current Lifeguard Certification
Age: 15+                     Concord Community Pool
# 89115
May 5            9 a.m.–5 p.m.                        Sat
$151 Res/$156 Non Res                             1 Class
# 89116
May 12           9 a.m.–5 p.m.                        Sat             www.ConcordReg .org
$151 Res/$156 Non Res                             1 Class
# 89117
Jun 2            9 a.m.–5 p.m.                        Sat
$151 Res/$156 Non Res                             1 Class
                                                                    Looking for an affordable
                                                                  place for a family gathering?
                                                             The City of Concord has reservable picnic sites at
                                                                                                      • Baldwin Park
           2011-2012 PROGRAMMING
                                                                                                      • Concord Community Park
  * DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE
  COMPETITIVE SWIMMING FOR ALL AGES                                                                   • Hillcrest Park
  AND ABILITIES. (Introductory level groups / Ages
  5-10 years with previous lesson experience)
                                                                                                      • Meadow Homes Park
      FALL STROKE DEVELOPMENT PRO-
      GRAM FOR SUMMER RECREATION                                                                      • Newhall Park
      SWIMMERS (Sept through Dec)
                                                                        Hillcrest Park                • Ygnacio Valley Park
      HIGH SCHOOL PRE SEASOON TRAINING
      PROGRAM (Nov. through Jan)



     ON LINE REGISTRATION FOR ALL
      PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT…..


                                                            For more information visit www.cityofconcord.org/picnic or call 671-3404.
                                                                                                   Registration 35
Where are programs held?
  Ayers Elementary – 5120 Myrtle Drive .................................. 682-7686
  Baldwin Park Dance Studio – 2790 Parkside Drive
                                                                                                   Sign Up Now
  Camp Concord – South Lake Tahoe........................................671-2267
  Centre Concord – 5298 Clayton Road ................................... 671-3382                  We have five (5) easy ways to sign up.
  Clean Comedy Company – 2678 N. Main St., Ste. 21, Walnut Creek..943-6252
  Concord Community Park and Pool – 3501 Cowell Road. ..................671-3474                   Choose the one that is best for you.
  Concord Senior Center – 2727 Parkside Circle ....................... 671-3320
  Diablo Bowmen Archery Club – Oak Hill Lane, Clayton ...www.diablo-bowmen.org
  Diablo Creek Golf Course – 4050 Port Chicago Highway ......... 686-6262
  KO Tae Kwon Do – 2290 Willow Pass Road ...........................686-3809
  Lime Ridge Center – 3701 Treat Boulevard                                                         1. Online Registration
  Markham Nature Park – 3915 Cowell Road (Babel/Cowell)
  Monte Gardens Elementary – 3841 Larkspur Drive .................685-3834                            www.ConcordReg.org
  Mount Diablo Elementary – 5880 Mt. Zion Drive....................672-4840
  Mountain View Elementary – 1705 Thornwood Drive...............689-6450
  Newhall Park – 1351 Newhall Parkway
  Silverwood Elementary – 1649 Claycord Avenue .....................687-1150
                                                                                                   2. By Fax
 Transform FX Fitness Studio – 1865-B Adobe Street                                                   Send your completed form and
  Village Music School – 1200 Contra Costa Blvd. ....................676-8400                        credit card information to 689-8169.
  Willow Pass Center – 2748 E.Olivera Road ............................ 671-3423
Parks & Recreation Class Registration
  Registration Office .............................................................. 671-3404
     en Español ......................................................................671-3324
                                                                                                   3. By Mail
                                                                                                     Pay by check, MasterCard, Visa
Youth Baseball/Softball
  Bears Softball Association ................................www.bears-softball.com                  or American Express. Mail your
  Clayton Valley Little League .............................................. www.cvll.org           completed form with payment to:
  Concord American Little League ...........................www.callbaseball.com
  Concord Lady Hawks ................................. www.concordladyhawks.com                        Concord Parks & Recreation
  JOBL Baseball & Softball ..................................... www.eteamz.com/jobl
  Payless Batting Cages ......................................................... 825-7526
                                                                                                       Department Registration
                                                                                                       1950 Parkside Drive, MS/11
Youth Football/Cheerleading
  Clayton Valley Athletic Assn .................................................. 927-7377             Concord, CA 94519-2578
  Concord Cobras www.concordcobras.com ............................. 270-3242
  Concord Youth Football.........................................................674-1120
Youth Soccer                                                                                       4. Drop–off
  Concord AYSO ....................................................................685-AYSO
  Diablo FC www.diablofc.org................................................. 798-GOAL
                                                                                                     During business hours secure
  Liga Latina ......................................................................... 752-0559     drop slots at Willow Pass Center
  Mt. Diablo Soccer Association www.mdsoccer.org ................. 672-3373                          and Centre Concord.
Adult Soccer
  East Bay Senior Soccer ................................................ www.ebssl.com
  Contra Costa Mixed Soccer .................................................. 759-5965
Bocce
  Concord Bocce Federation ................................................... 685-1370
                                                                                                   5. In person registration and customer
Swimming
                                                                                                      service hours at the following locations:
  Terrapins Swim Team ........................................................... 680-8372
Tennis                                                                                               Registration Office
   Concord Tennis Club ............................................................686-1707          Willow Pass Community Center
   Concord Table Tennis Club www.concordtabletennisclub.com ... 689-7463
  Diablo Youth Rugby http://diabloyouthrugby.clubspaces.com ...381-5143                              2748 E. Olivera Road
                                                                                                     Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  Please Remember:                                                                                   and 1 – 3 p.m.
    • Register early! Classes with low enrollment may be canceled before the
      first class.                                                                                   Centre Concord
    • If the class you select is full, you will be notified and your check returned.                 5298 Clayton Road, Concord
    • If you live within the city limits of Concord, you enjoy the Concord resident                  Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
      discount.
                                                                                                     and 1 – 3 p.m.
    • Information in this brochure is subject to change.
    • For the most up–to–date class information call 671–3404.
    • Para información en Español llame al 671-3324.
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                                                                 CITY OF CONCORD
                                                                PARKS & RECREATION



WITHDRAWALS AND TRANSFERS
If you wish to drop a class or transfer to another session, call us at least five (5) full working days before the start date for a refund or credit.
No refunds for non-attendance, one-day workshops, trips or materials fees.
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CREDITS / REFUNDS
Try our classes. If, after attending the first class, you are not happy with the quality of the program, call us right away. Tell us what was wrong
so we can make it right. If you call before the second class we will give you a full refund or credit. There are no refunds for non-attendance,
one-day workshops, trips or materials fees. Refunds due to course cancellations can take up to 2 to 4 weeks to process. A credit left on
a customer’s account will expire 12 months after the date of issuance.
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?
❑ Activity Guide ❑ On-going Program ❑ Friend or Family ❑ Brochure or flyer through school ❑ City Website ❑ Email Newsletter
❑ Cable TV Channel ❑ Banner / Public Display ❑ Newspaper ❑ Other______________________________________________________________
Head of Household
                                                                                                                 ❑ Concord Resident             ❑ Non-Resident
Address                                                                                                        ❑         If you or your child have a special need or
                                                                                                                         disability, please check here.
City                                                                                                        State        Zip

Email                                                                  Phone (Day)                                       Phone (Eve)




                           ACTIVITY REGISTRATION: This is for (check one) ❑ Winter ❑ Spring                           ❑ Summer ❑ Fall
                Participant Name                       Date of Birth       Course #                       Course Title                                 Fee




                                                                                                                         Total Fees    $


                                          WAIVER AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY / ASSUMPTION OF RISK
      I, the undersigned, wish to participate in one or more activities (hereinafter collectively referred to as “the Activity”) conducted in collaboration with the City
 of Concord’s Parks & Recreation Department. I am aware that serious accidents and injuries occasionally occur during recreational pursuits such as the Activity.
 In consideration of my participation in the Activity, I knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks arising therefrom, and on behalf of myself, my heirs and assignees
 release the City of Concord, its officers, agents, employees and volunteers from any and all claims, liens, damages, lawsuits, or liability for property damage,
 injury or death, resulting from, arising out of, or in any way connected with my participation in the Activity.
      I agree and acknowledge that this Waiver and Release From Liability/Assumption of Risk shall apply even in the event that I suffer death, personal injury, or
 property damage as the result of passive or active negligence on the part of the City of Concord, its officers, agents, employees, or volunteers of the City (with
 the exception of sole, active negligence, or willful misconduct). In the event that the individual participating in the Activity is a minor, I certify that I am his/her
 parent or legal guardian and I give my permission for him/her to participate in the Activity. I understand my signature is a legal and binding signature and will be
 considered original if received by fax.
                                                       USE OF PARTICIPANT PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEO
      In addition to the forgoing, I give consent to Concord Parks & Recreation Department or any other media agency authorized by the City of Concord to
 photograph or video me (or the minor on whose behalf I am signing this waiver), and to use such photographs/video footage in brochures, newspapers or
 other forms of media describing City of Concord activities. I agree to advise the City of Concord Parks & Recreation Department in writing if I do not agree
 to the forgoing.
 Signature ____________________________________________________ Date __________________                             (check one) ❑ Self ❑ Parent ❑ Guardian



  ❑ Check payable to: Concord Parks & Recreation                                                                          Amount $

                                                                                                                Exp. Date
  ❑                ❑                ❑               Card #:                                                   Month / Day / Year                   /          /
Print name as it appears on card                                                      Signature
            Rental facilities for all occasions.




                Take a virtual tour of our facilities!
                   www.cityofconcord.org/rentals
Centre Concord (Shown)    Concord Senior Center    Willow Pass Center
  5298 Clayton Road        2727 Parkside Circle   2748 E. Olivera Road
  Concord, CA 94521        Concord, CA 94519       Concord, CA 94519
   (925) 671-3466            (925) 671-3320         (925) 671-3423
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Todos Santos Plaza                       Winter 2011

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Downtown Concord Calendar of Special Events


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 Santa’s Grand Arrival
 December 3, 4 p.m.




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 Santa comes to downtown Concord


                                                                               Santos
 to listen to all the kids’ holiday wishes.

 Concord’s Official Tree Lighting



                                                                          It’s so
 and Mayor’s Sing-Along
 December 3, 5 p.m.
 Celebrate the holidays with carriage rides,
 bright lights and family fun. School choirs and
 community entertainment on stage with




                                                                           cool
 traditional tree-lighting and holiday sing-along.

 Iceless Ice Rink
 December 3 – January 3
 It’s so cool, it’s hot!




                                                                            it’s
 Join us in Todos Santos Plaza for a month of iceless
 skating in the Plaza; great fun for the whole family!

 Concord Farmers’ Market
 Tuesdays: Year-round, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.




                                                                           hot!
 Farmers’ Market 1 (800) 949-FARM
 Events Hotline (925) 671-3464




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