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WCCUSD Summer Resource Guide-08-09-English

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									 West Contra Costa Unified School District


Summer Resource
  Guide 2009
A message from Contra Costa County
Supervisor     John Gioia            (say Joy-a)


                   Summer is a great time
                   to keep your kids
                    engaged. Continue their
                     education by adding
                      some fun to their
                       learning.


Be sure to check out all the great summer
programs offered by the West Contra Costa
Unified School District, non-profit agencies,
youth centers, and local parks and
recreation departments.

If there’s anything my office can assist
with, feel free to call us at 510-374-3231
or email us at dist1@bos.cccounty.us

Have a safe and healthy summer!

- John
The Barbershop For Kids

   4500 Barrett Ave
 (at Barrett & San Pablo)
             Richmond
       510-778-8661
       510-778-

This Summer Get the Kidz Cuts Experience:




            Drop by:
      Tuesday—Saturday 10:00a—8:30p
      Tuesday—           10:00a—
          Sunday     2:00p—8:00p
                     2:00p—
          Monday by Appointment
     THANK YOU WCCUSD TEACHERS AND STAFF!
       Kidz Cuts - Kids Love Us! Parents Trust Us!
Dear Parent/Guardian,

School is out and summer is here, but learning never stops. Summer
is a great time for children, parents and families to learn about new
things and expand knowledge. In our community there are many
places to visit and activities to take part in that will keep children ac-
tive and engaged. This Summer Resource Guide has been developed
to inform you of some of these activities that are available to you in
West Contra Costa and the wider San Francisco Bay Area.

Learning together as a family and as a community enriches the learn-
ing that takes place in the classroom. The connection between learn-
ing at home and at school is a natural one because learning isn’t sup-
posed to end inside the classroom. Learning is a basic human need
that can be met and fulfilled at any time of the day, every day of the
year, every year of our lives.

Have a Great Summer,




Bruce Harter, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
WCCUSD Board Members
• Audrey Miles, President
• Antonio Medrano, Clerk
• Madeline Kronenberg
• Charles T. Ramsey
• Tony Thurmond

           This guide was created and distributed by:
                    West Contra Costa USD
  State and Federal Programs-Community Engagement Office
Fore more information and/or suggestions please contact us at :
Phone: (510)-307-4526
E– Mail: mtrujillo@wccusd.net
                         TABLE OF CONTENT
ACADEMIC CALENDAR                           1
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS                           13
AMUSEMENTS & ATTRACTIONS                    17

ART                                         15
ATHLETICS                                   15

CAMPING SITES                               40

FACTORY TOURS                               38

FESTIVALS & FAIRS                           19

GARDENS                                     22

HISTORIC SITES & TOURS                      24

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS                     2
LIBRARIES                                   7

MUSIC                                       26
MUSEUMS                                     26

PRESCHOOL                                   34

RECREATIONS FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS     32

SCIENCE & NATURE                            16

SUMMER PROGRAMS                             35

SUMMER READING LIST                         3

ZOOS & AQUARIUMS                            39

SUMMER FOOD SERVICES PROGRAMS               41
   WCCUSD Elementary Academic Calendar 2009-2010
First Day of School (Minimum Day)                        August 25

Labor Day (District holiday)                             September 7

Back To School Night - Elementary (Minimum Day)          September 17
Back To School Night - Middle Schools (Minimum Day)      September 24
Back To School Night - High Schools (Minimum Day)        October 1
Classified Training Day* (School holiday)                October 16
Minimum Day, elementary and middle schools               October 30
Minimum Day, all schools ( middle & high schools mark
                                                         November 2
report cards)
Elementary Conference Day* (No school, elementary stu-
                                                         November 3
dents only)
Elementary Parent Conferences (Minimum Days, elemen-
                                                         Nov. 2, 4, 5, 6, 9
tary schools)
Veterans' Day Holiday (District holiday)                 November 11
Minimum Day, all schools                                 November 25
Thanksgiving Holidays (District holidays)                November 26-27
Minimum Day, all schools                                 December 18
Winter Recess (No school)                                Dec. 21-Jan. 1
District Holidays                                        Dec. 24, 25, Jan. 1
Classes reconvene after recess                           January 4
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (District holiday)           January 18
Secondary Work Day* (No school, middle & high )          January 19
Presidents' Week Recess (District holidays)              February 15-19

Minimum Day, middle and high schools                     March 29

Spring Recess (No school)                                April 5-9
Open House – Middle Schools (Minimum Day)                May 13
Open House – High School (Minimum Day                    May 20
Open House – Elementary School (Minimum Day)             May 27
Memorial Day (District holiday)                          May 31

Last Day of School (Noon dismissal)                      June 10

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             WCCUSD Important Phone Numbers
              Department                        Phone #


               Operator
 If you don’t know who to contact, call
 this number. The operator will direct        510-231-1100
     you to the correct department.



  Families in Transition Department

This department helps families who are        510-307-4508
 experiencing homelessness or are in
         transitional housing.




   Gifted And Talented Education
           (GATE) Office                      510-307-4520

This office provides support to students
who have been identified as gifted and
                talented.


        Preschool Department
                                             510-307-4585.
This department is in charge of all issues
         related to preschool.


 Registration Assessment and Place-
        ment (RAP) Center
                                              510-307-4590
 This center assists parents of English
 Learners with registration and assess-
                 ment.


            Transfer Office
                                              510-307-4535
 This office is in charge of transfer re-
                  quests.
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                   Summer Reading List
Summer is an excellent time to focus on reading skills for
fun and information. By reading over the summer, stu-
dents have a chance to use reading as both a recreational
pastime and a way of gaining more knowledge about
their world.

Research has shown that reading as little as twenty
minutes a day over the summer can sustain and build
student’s reading ability and enrich their knowledge. In
addition, the number of books read during the summer is
consistently related to academic gains in the next school
year. Many of the books listed here can be found in our
Contra Costa County Libraries.

Tip: Five Finger Test

Test a book by reading a page at random. Put up a fin-
ger for each word that you don't know. If five fingers are
up by the end of the page, the book is too hard. Save it
for later or have someone read it to you.
•   A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
•   A Wrinkle in Time (series) by Madeleine L'Engle
•   All About Sam by Lois Lowry
•   Amber Brown (series) by Paula Danziger
•   Amelia Bedelia (series) by Peggy Parish
•   American Girls (series) by Susan Adler, Valerie Tripp,
•   Animorphs (series) by K. A. Applegate
•   Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
•   Arthur (series) by Marc Brown
•   Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
•   Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen
•   Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
•   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
•   Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
•   Chicken Soup for the Soul (series) by various authors
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•   Clifford the Big Red Dog (series) by Norman Bridwell
•   Curious George (series) by Margret and Hans Augusto Rey
•   Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
•   Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft and Spacecraft (series) by Lee J. Ames
•   Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
•   Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
•   Garfield (series) by Jim Davis
•   Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
•   Goosebumps (series) by R. L. Stine
•   Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
•   Hank the Cow Dog (series) by John R. Erickson
•   Harry Potter (series) by J. K. Rowling
•   Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
•   Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley
    (Mankind)
•   Holes by Louis Sachar
•   Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
•   How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
•   I Spy (series) by Walter Wick, Jean Marzollo, Diana Noonan, et al
•   If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
•   Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
•   James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
•   Junie B. Jones (series) by Barbara Park
•   Little House on the Prairie (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
•   Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
•   Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
•   Magic School Bus (series) by Joanna Cole
•   Magic Tree House (series) by Mary Pope Osborne
•   Math Curse by John Scieszka
•   Matilda by Roald Dahl
•   Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
•   Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
•   My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
•   Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene
•   Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
•   One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
•   Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
•   Pokemon (series) by Tracey West, Maria S. Barbo
•   Ralph S. Mouse (series) by Beverly Cleary
•   Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (series) by Beverly Cleary
•   Redwall by Brian Jacques
•   Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
•   Shiloh (trilogy) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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•   Sideways Stories from Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar
•   Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
•   Stuart Little by E. B. White
•   Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
•   Sweet Valley High (series) by Francine Pascal
•   Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (series) by Judy Blume
•   The Adventures of Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
•   The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley (series) by J. Katschke, C.
    Dobowski, et al
•   The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
•   The Babysitters Club (series) by Ann M. Martin
•   The Bailey School Kids (series) by Debbie Dadey, et al
•   The Berenstain Bears (series) by Jan and Stan Berenstain
•   The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
•   The BFG by Roald Dahl
•   The Boxcar Children (series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
•   The Call of the Wild by Jack London
•   The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
•   The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
•   The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
•   The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
•   The Giver by Lois Lowry
•   The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
•   The Hardy Boys (series) by Franklin W. Dixon
•   The Hobbit (series) by J. R. R. Tolkien
•   The Mitten by Jan Brett
•   The North Star by Peter H. Reynolds
•   The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
•   The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
•   The River by Gary Paulsen
•   The Rock Says by Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
•   The Teacher from the Black Lagoon (series) by Mike Thaler
•   The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka
•   The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White
•   The Witches by Roald Dahl
•   Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
•   To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
•   Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
•   Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
•   Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
•   Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
•   Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
•   White Fang by Jack London
•   Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
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      Richmond Tales– The Lost Secrets Of the Iron Triangle

Have you heard of Mario and Maisha? All 4th and 5th grade students
received a copy of this book, thanks to a generous grant from the Crea-
tive Writing Project. Mario and Maisha are the main characters of Rich-
mond Tales– The Lost Secrets Of the Iron Triangle, a story of two friends
who travel through time and discover incredible secrets about the city of
Richmond! Learn what Richmond was like in the 1500s, and what Rich-
mond did during World War II– Maisha and Mario’s discoveries will
amaze you! Copies of this book can also be checked out at our local li-
braries.

Meet the Author!

What:          Summer Brenner the author will read a section of the
               book and share the fun she had writing about Maisha
               and Mario.

When:          Thursday, June 18th at 3:00 pm

Where:         Richmond Library-Children’s Room




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                   My Summer Goals

Everyone should have at least two goals for the summer!
Take sometime to think about your goals this summer
and see if the Summer Resource Guide has any sugges-
tions that will help you reach your summer goals!

•   What’s something fun you would like to learn this
    summer?
•   What’s something fun you would like to do this sum-
    mer?




           Summer Reading 2009: Be Creative at Your Li-
                            brary
                        June 8 – August 17
Add a little flair to your summer! Join the Contra Costa
County Library’s Summer Reading Program June 8 – Au-
gust 17. Kids ages 2 through 5th grade can tap into their
artistic side and “Be Creative” for fun treats during the
Kids’ Summer Reading Program. Get inspired to “Express
Yourself” at your local library and imagine what exciting
prizes await you for the Teen Reading Program for Stu-
dents 6th – 12th grade. Parents and caregivers of babies
from birth to 2 years are encouraged to earn prizes by
participating in our early literacy-building Baby Reading
Program. . For more information or to get started,
please contact your community library or visit us online at
ccclib.org.

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     LIBRARIES

El Cerrito Library                       510-526-7512
6510 Stockton Ave.
Mon. & Tues. 12 –8; Thurs. 10-6; Fri. 1-5; Sat. 10-5
“Be Creative” Kids’ Summer Reading Program: June 8 –
August 17 - Read books and earn treats and prizes!
Puppet Show: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice” presented by
The Puppet Company
June 20, 11:00 a.m.

El Sobrante Library                      510-374-3991
4191 Appian Way
Mon. & Thurs- 12 –8; Tues.10-6; Fri. 1-5; Sat. 10-5

“Be Creative” Kids’ Summer Reading Program: June 8 –
August 17 - Read books and earn treats and prizes!

Summer programming not available at the time of publi-
cation; please visit the library to get a schedule of their
fun summer activities.

Hercules Library                      510-245-2420
109 Civic Drive
Mon. & Tues. 1-9; Wed, Thurs & Sat. 10-6; Sun 12-5

“Be Creative” Kids’ Summer Reading Program: June 8 –
August 17 - Read books and earn treats and prizes!

Family Storytime: May 12-July 28th Tuesdays 7:00 pm
Ages 3-8 years
Mother Goose Storytime: May 7 –July 30-Thursdays 10:00
     and 11:00 am
 8
Ages 0-3 years

Workshop on Stranger Safety for Parents: June 22nd 7:00
pm
Teach your child to be safe among strangers
Special workshop teaches you how to keep your kids safe!

Gary Lapow Paper Sculpture: June 27th 2:00 pm For
Children Ages 3-7
Be Creative @your library
Make Paper sculpture and hear some music! A Hands-on
Workshop

Make n’ Shake with Betsy Stern: Monday July 20th at
7:00 pm
Ages 3-7
Participate in a concert and make an instrument to take
home
Capt’n Jack Spareribs: Monday August 17 at 7:00 pm
All Ages Welcome
Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with
a Pirate! Hold onto your ribs for the hilarity!

Bookmark Contest: Pick up your entry form June 9th!
Ages 2-5th Grade
Your Bookmark design could be one of the new book-
marks for the Hercules Library! Winning entries will be
picked August 17th. See staff for details.

Don’t forget Monday Movie Madness! The Madness con-
tinues
3:00 pm Mondays In the Story Cone!; All Films Rated “G”

Special Kids’ Craft Programs:
All Ages
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COLLAGE CRAFT: Saturday July 25th 11:00 am-2:00 pm;
PIPE CLEANER SCULPTURE: Saturday August 8th 2:00-
3:00 pm
Come make your own art, and Be Creative! Ages 3-9
BABY BE CREATIVE: Saturday June 13 at 11:00 am
Ages 0-3

Kensington Library               510-524-3043
61 Arlington Ave, Kensington
Mon. & Tues. 12-8; Thurs10-6; Fri. 1-5; Sat. 10 - 5

“Be Creative” Kids’ Summer Reading Program: June 8 –
August 17
Read books and earn treats and prizes!

RED PANDA ACROBATS: Tuesday June 16 at 6:30
An amazing circus show to kick off for the Summer Read-
ing Programs

DAFFY DAVE: Saturday June 20 at 3:30
Kick off Summer Saturday programming at the Kensing-
ton Library with Kensington's favorite clown

KATHRYN ROSZAK DANCE WORKSHOP: Saturday July
18 at 3:30 Featuring local teacher and local students

PETER APEL / Dinosaur on your head: Saturday August 1
at 3:30
Music, magic and fun

FRATELLO MARIONETTES in The Frog Prince: Saturday
August 15 at 3:30
Special end of summer puppet show to be held at the
Kensington Community Center
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Tuesday August 18 at 6:30pm
Special Prize Party to end the Summer Reading Pro-
grams, featuring MAD SCIENCE

Pinole Library                 510-758-2741
2935 Pinole Valley Rd
Mon. & Wed.-Fri. 1-9; Tues. & Sat. 10-6

“Be Creative” Kids’ Summer Reading Program: June 8 –
August 17 - Read books and earn treats and prizes!

Picture Book Storytime: Mondays, June 15th - Aug 10th @
1:30

Lap Sit Storytime: Tuesdays, June 16th - Aug 11th @ 10:30

Children's Crafts: Thursdays, June18th - August 6th @ 2:00

Bubble Lady: June 22 @ 3:00

California Puppets: Jungle Joe- July 13 @ 3:00

Special Craft: Painted Rocks July 23 @ 2:00

Special Craft: Mosaic Picture Frames-August 6 @ 2:00

Children's Movie: June 13 @ 2:00, July 11 @ 2:00 and Aug 8
@ 2:00

San Pablo Library               510- 374-3998
2300 El Portal Drive
Mon. & Tues. 12-8; Wed. 10-6; Fri. & Sun. 1-5; Sat. 10-5

“Be Creative” Kids’ Summer Reading Program: June 8 –
August 17 - Read books and earn treats and prizes! 11
ICE CREAM PARTY with KNUCKLEHEAD THE CLOWN :
Wednesday June 10 at 3:00pm
A special event to get Summer Reading underway with
balloons, silly magic and a bowl of ice cream

RED PANDA ACROBATS: Tuesday June 16 at 3:00pm
An amazing show from China to officially kick off Sum-
mer Reading Programs for everyone

THE SHORT ATTENTION SPAN CIRCUS with Jean-Paul
Valjean Wednesday August 12 at 3:00pm
Celebrate the last week of the Summer Reading Program
with a favorite entertainer

Wednesday August 26 at 3:00pm
The end-of-Summer Reading Prize party featuring the
music, stories and theatrical exhilaration of COTTON
CANDY EXPRESS in a program specially devised for this
year's theme of "Be Creative"

Richmond Library                    510-620-6557
Programs
325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
www.ci.richmond.ca.us/~library/
Mon. & Tue. 12-8; Wed. 10-8; Thurs. 10-5; Fri. 12-5; Sat. 10-5

“Be Creative” Kids’ Summer Reading Program: June 8 –
August 17 - Read books and earn treats and prizes!

Imagine, Create, Participate! Be Creative @ Your Library
Game
Game starts: June 15, 2009
Last day to sign up: August 22, 2009
Read for 10 hours and earns lots of prizes!
       New this year, "Read to Your Baby" Summer
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Reading Program. Play "Baby Bingo" and win prizes such
as sippy cups and toddler board books. For children un-
der 3 years old.

See "Jeremy the Juggler" on June 15th at 3 p.m. Enjoy the
cowboy songs of Adam Miller on June 25th at 3 p.m. Ad-
ditional performances and activities will be announced:
Harry Potter Night, Board Game Days, Crafts, Magicians,
etc. Wheelchair Accessible buildings. All programs are
free.


      ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Bay Area Rescue Missions’-                 510-215-4552
King’s Club
2114 Macdonald Ave, Richmond
Kings Club is a well supervised, drug free, safe Christian
environment for elementary through high school age stu-
dents during the summer. Programming will begin June
17th-Aug 14th please call for more details.

College for Kids                   510-235-7800 x 4564
Contra Costa Collage, San Pablo
www.contracosta.edu/cfk/
June 15th- July 9th Monday- Thursday.
College for Kids offers education enrichment classes during
the summer for students entering 2nd through 10th
grades. Class offerings include English, Math, Culinary
Arts, Journalism, Computers, Science, Art, Drama and
Dance. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Education Unlimited                 510-548-6612
www.educationun-limited.com
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Computer and Sally Ride Science camps are offered at
Stanford University and UC-Berkeley, with programs for
children starting in grade four.

El Sobrante Boys and Girls Club                510-223-5253
4660 Appian Way, El Sobrante
bgcelsobrante.org
The El Sobrante Boys and Girls Club Mission is to inspire
and enable all young people, especially those who need
us most, to achieve their full potential as productive, re-
sponsible, and caring citizens. This is an after school pro-
gram for youth 7-17years old that offers different pro-
grams and activities. For more information please call or
visit the website.

Space Explorers                         510-336-7426
Chabot Space and Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland.
www.chabot-space.org
Astronomy oriented opportunities for children ages 6 to 13.


West Contra Costa                        510-215-4646
Salesian Boys & Girls Club
We serve kids year round ages 6-18. The membership fee
for the entire summer is $50 and includes lunch and snack
daily. Field trips cost extra. Our hours are Monday-
Friday 10:00-6:00. We offer extended care during the
morning hours for an additional fee of $6/day or $25/
week




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     ART

Richmond Art Center                    510-620-6772
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
www.therac.org
Visual Art classes for adults and youth in painting, draw-
ing, ceramics, screen printing, weaving and metal arts.
Free exhibition program tear round. Two Summer Art
Camp sessions offered: June 16-July 10 and July 14-August
7. Need-based youth scholarships available. Application
deadline: May 29.

The East Bay Center for the              510-234-5624
Performing Arts
339 11th St., Richmond;
www.eastbaycenter.org
The EBCPA provides art education as a vehicle for social
reconciliation and change. Informed and enriched by the
art forms of the new majorities and immigrant popula-
tions that make up our diverse community, the Center's
programming seeks to create opportunities for personal
growth, open communication, and artistic excellence. This
summer, the Center is offering a five week cross-cultural
and cross-disciplinary performing arts intensive with core
faculty and guest artists. Program runs from July 11- Aug
15, M-F 9 am- 3 pm.

      ATHLETICS

Hilltop Family YMCA                     510 - 222 -9622
4300 Lakeside Dr. Richmond Ca 94806
www.hilltopymca.org
2009 Summer Basketball League. League starts June 23rd
– ends Aug. 15th. Ages 3-15. Offers different pro-
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grams and activities. For more information please call or
visit the website.

San Pablo Baseball Association 510-986-9220
Teaching the basic fundamental of baseball to youth be-
tween the ages of 4 to 14 years old.

San Pablo United                    510-685-9491
 Youth Soccer Club
www.accysl.org/index.html
Youth soccer ages 5 to 18.
1818 Sanford Ave. San Pablo , CA 94806
Contact person: Janet Orosco
Cell #: 510-685-9491
Email address: soccerjanet@yahoo.com

        SCIENCE & NATURE

Año Nuevo State Reserve                  650-879-0227
Hwy. 1 between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay (about
1.5 hours S of San Francisco);
www.parks.ca.gov.
Call or visit Web site for schedule. This 4,000-acre reserve
is a major gathering area for northern elephant seals
year-round.

California Academy of Sciences 415-321-8000
875 Howard St.
www.calacademy.org.
Daily, 10am- 5pm. Features the Morrison Planetarium,
Steinhart Aquarium and the Natural History Museum .
Free admission for all on the first Wednesday of each
     month.
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Chabot Space & Science Center              510-336-7300
10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland;
www.chabotspace.org.
Call or visit site for schedule. Hands-on learning center fo-
cusing on astronomy and space sciences.

Lawrence Hall of Science             510-642-5132
Centennial Drive, Berkeley
www.lawrencehallofscience. org.
Daily, 10am-5pm. Public science learning center with
hands-on experiences for all ages

The Exploratorium                      415-563-7337
3601 Lyon St. San Francisco
www.exploratorium.edu.
Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Features more than
500 interactive, hands-on exhibits. Free admission on the
first Wednesday of each month.


         AMUSEMENTS & ATTRACTIONS

Adventure Playground                   510-981-6720
Berkeley Marina, 160 University Ave. , Berkeley
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/parks
Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm and some school holi-
days (closed when raining). At this playground, kids ages 7
and up can add to the play environment.

Children's Fairyland USA                 510-452-2259
699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland
www.fairyland.org
Call or visit site for schedule. A park with rides based on
nursery rhymes.
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Summer Hour: June 8- Aug 30 Mon– Fri 10am-4pm (Sat
& Sun 10-5pm)

Monterey Bay Aquarium                 831-648-4800
886 Cannery Row, Monterey
www.montereybayaquarium.org
 Features 550 species of flora and fauna and its one mil-
lion-gallon sized Outer Bay exhibit..

Pier 39                                   415-705-5500
Beach St. and the Embarcadero, San Francisco
www.pier39.com
Call or visit site for schedule. Features more than 110 stores
and numerous attractions.

Pixieland Amusement Park                925-689- 8841
 2740 E. Olivera Rd. , Concord
 www.pixieland.com
 Call or visit site for schedule. Amusement park designed
for small children.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk                 831-423- 5590
  400 Beach St. , Santa Cruz .
 www.beachboardwalk.com.
Call or visit site for schedule. This half- mile-long historic
amusement park features more than 35 rides and attrac-
tions, games, indoor arcades and shops.

Small World Park                        925-439-4879
2551 Harbor St., Pittsburg
www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us
 Open April- October. Call or visit site for schedule. Fea-
tures a train, carousel and more.

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 415-978-2787
701 Mission at Third, San Francisco
www.ybca.org
Call for hours. The Rooftop area features a carousel, ice
skating and bowling center and more.

      FESTIVALS & FAIRS
Alameda County Fair                   925-426-7600
Alameda County Fairgrounds , 4501 Pleasanton Ave ,
Pleasanton
www.alamedacountyfair.com
July 1-19. Closed Mondays. Features food, entertainment,
rides, animals and much more.

Aloha Festival                         415-281-0221
San Francisco Presidio Main Parade Grounds
www.pica-org..org
AlohaFest - Saturday - Sunday, August 1 - 2 2009,
10am - 5pm at the San Francisco Presidio. Features music,
dance, food, arts and crafts and children's activities.

Berkeley Kite Festival                  510-235-KiTE
Cesar E. Chavez Park-Berkeley Marina, Berkeley
www.highlinekites.com
Kite festival last weekend in July. Features huge kites, free
kite making, kite flying lessons and more., July 25-26,
2009 from 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

City of Hercules 31st               510-799-8291
Annual Cultural Festival
“Travel Around the World in Two Days” come and partici-
pate in our two day event which has food, entertainment,
and fun for all ages to enjoy.
(June 6, 2009 from 10am-7pm and June 7, 2009        19
from 10am-6pm

Contra Costa County Fair                925-757-4400
www.ccfair.org
Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W 10th St , An-
tioch , Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, May 31,2009. Features
a carnival, livestock, exhibits & more.

Father’s Day Fair                     510-227-7110
1301 Shattuck Ave. at Berryman St . , Berkeley
The 38th annual Live Oak Park Fair features the unique
experience of meeting craftsmen and learning about their
work. Live entertainment all weekend. June 13-14. 10am-
6pm. FREE.
Liveoakparkfair.com

Gilroy Garlic Festival                 408-842-1625
Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave.
Whether you are a first-time visitor or a “seasoned” vet-
eran, this 30-year-old festival is always a fun and fragrant
experience. Children’s area offers games, crafts, entertain-
ment, stories and food. July 24-26. 10am-6pm. $12, $6 sen-
iors and ages 6-12, under 6 FREE. Gilroygarlicfestival.com

Golden Gate Park                        510-530-0814
San Francisco
Listen to a musical institution that has been a mainstay in
the park since September 1882. The Golden Gate Park
Band holds free public concerts Sunday at 1pm. April
through October. The Band plays a great variety of music
that includes classic band favorites, opera, marches, and
Broadway show tunes.


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Golden Gate
Renaissance Festival                    415-354-1773
Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park
Enjoy beautiful costumes resembling those of Shaespeare’s
plays, entertainment, food and more this annual event.
Aug. 29-30. 10am-6pm. $18 adults, $13 seniors, military
and teens (13-17), $8 children 6-12, and FREE for children
under 6.Sffaire.com

Marin County Fair                    415-499-6400
10 Ave. of the Flags, San Rafael
With th theme “Cool Green Fun,” organizers of the fair
are looking at ways to be eco-savvy at this year’s festivi-
ties. July 1-5. 11am-11pm.
Marinfair.org

Oakland Chinatown Streetfest 510-893-8979
Chinatown, Oakland
Consisting of more than 280 booths, this exciting festival
runs spans 10 blocks of Chinatown. Aug. 22-23. 9am-5pm.
FREE. Oaklandchinatownstreetfest.com

San Mateo County Fair                650-574-3247
2495 S. Delaware St., San Mateo County Expo Center
Have some good old-fashioned family fun at this county
fair where you can see farm animals and live bands, enjoy
a carnival ride and eat hot dogs and caramel apples.
Aug. 15-23. Sanmateocountyfair.com

Summer Music                             510-236-1401
Park Place, Point Richmond
The city is celebrating its eighth year of offering these out-
door concerts, held on the second Friday of the month.
Enjoy a variety of musical entertainment! 5:30-8pm.
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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival              415-543-1718
760 Hayward St. San Francisco
www.ybgf.org
Features more than 200 artistic, cultural and community
free events that occur May-October.


       GARDENS

Berkeley Rose Garden                   510-981-5150
1200 Euclid Ave, Berkeley
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/parks
Built in the 1930s, the garden features 3,000 rose bushes.
Free Admission

Candlestick Point State               415-671-0145
Recreation Area
Next to 3Com Park (off Hwy. 101), San Francisco (Take
the Candlestick exit)
www.parks.ca.gov
Features an area for community gardens where people
from the community can plant their own vegetables and
flowers in their own individual garden plot, as well as a
variety of flowers around the park, such as the California
Golden Poppy.

Conservatory of Flowers             415-666-7001
Golden Gate Park- 100 JFK Drive , San Francisco
www.conservatoryofflowers.org
Tuesday through Sunday, 9am-4:30. A living museum of
rare and beautiful tropical plants.



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Dunsmuir Historic Estate                  510-562-0328
2960 Peralta Oaks Court , Oakland
www.dunsmuir.org.
Call or visit site for hours and tour information. Fifty-acre
estate featuring a mansion and landscaped grounds.

Golden State Bonsai Garden              510-763-8409
Lakeside Park, 666 Bellevue Ave. , Oakland
www.oaklandnet.com/parks
Features more than 100 bonsai trees and suiseki water
stones, mostly by California artists. Wednesday through
Friday, 11am-3pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm; and Sunday,
noon- 4pm.

Huckleberry Botanic                   510-562-PARK
Regional Preserve
Skyline Blvd. (between Broadway Terrace and Snake
Road ), Oakland www.ebparks.org/parks/huck.htm
This 235-acre preserves features a year-round display of
blossoming plants, many rare to the East Bay . 5am-
10pm.

Japanese Gardens                       510-881-6715
22373 North Third and Crescent, Hayward
www.hard.dst.ca.us
Combines traditional Japanese gardening principles with
native California stone, rocks and plants. Admission is
FREE. 10am – 4pm

Lake Temescal                        510-652-1155
Temescal Regional Recreation Area, 6502 Broadway Ter-
race, Oakland
www.ebparks.org/parks/temescal.htm
Offers swimming, fishing and sun- bathing. Open daily
Memorial Day-Labor Day. 5am – 10pm                    23
University of California                 510-643-2755
Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive, #5045, Berkeley
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu
This 34-acre living museum features one of the most di-
verse plant collections in the US and is famous for its large
number of rare and endangered species. Daily, 9am-5pm.
Close first Tuesday of the month


        HISTORIC SITES & TOURS

Black Diamond Mines Museum 925-757-2620
5175 Somersville Road, Antioch
www.ebparks.org/parks/black.htm
Visitor Center open weekends, 10am-4:30pm (Mar.-Nov.).
Features the Hazel-Atlas mine tour, wildlife and more.

Chinatown
Grant Ave. and Bush St .
www.sanfranciscochinatown.com
Enter this 24-block historic area through the dragon-
crested "Chinatown Gate."

Fort Point                            415-556-1693
End of Marine Drive on the Presidio of San Francisco
(beneath south end of the Golden Gate Bridge );
www.nps.gov/fopo
Visitor Center open Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.

John Muir Nationa
 Historic Site                         925-228-8860
4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez
      www.nps.gov/jomu
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Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Preserves the
mansion where naturalist John Muir lived.

Rosie The Riveter                     510-232-5050
WWII National Park
1401 Marina Way South, Richmond , CA 94804
www.nps.gov/rori
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National His-
torical Park located in the wartime boomtown of Rich-
mond, California, preserves and interprets the stories and
places of our nation's home front response to World War
II.

Red Oak Victory Ship PASSPORT STAMP STATION
Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday to Sunday
from ;10:00am to 3:00pm (heavy rain cancels). Please
call 510-237-2933 for Visitor Center information.
Donation for Admission.

Rosie Memorial:
The Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Marina Bay Park is
open year round, dawn to dusk, as are the other city
parks within the National Park's boundaries.
Free Admission to the Rosie Memorial

The Alvarado Adobe                    510-215-3092
Alvarado Square, 13831 San Pablo Ave , San Pablo
www.ci.san-pablo.ca.us/main/historicalsociety.htm
First Sunday of each month, 12-4pm. Features rooms fur-
nished as they were in the 1800s and rotating exhibits.




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         MUSIC


Los Cenzontles                       510-233-8015
Mexican Art Center
13108 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo
www.loscenzontles.com
Provides beginning to advance level classes and work-
shops in Mexican traditional and popular forms of music,
dance. On going classes and private sessions available.
Sessions run from June 22nd- to September 11, Hours: 3–
7pm

The East Bay Center for the             510-234-5624
Performing Arts
339 11th St., Richmond;
www.eastbaycenter.org
The EBCPA provides art education as a vehicle for social
reconciliation and change. Informed and enriched by the
art forms of the new majorities and immigrant popula-
tions that make up our diverse community, the Center's
programming seeks to create opportunities for personal
growth, open communication, and artistic excellence. This
summer, the Center is offering a five week cross-cultural
and cross-disciplinary performing arts intensive with core
faculty and guest artists. Program runs from July 11- Aug
15, M-F 9 am- 3 pm.

       MUSEUMS

African American                     510-637-0200
Museum and Library
      659 14th St, Oakland
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www.oaklandlibrary.org/AAMLO
Tuesday through Saturday, 12-5:30pm. Preserves the his-
tory of African-Americans in California and the West.
There is no admission fee.

Asian Art Museum                      415-581-3500
200 Larkin St, San Francisco
www.asianart.org
Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm (until 9pm on
Thursday). One of the largest museums in the Western
world devoted to Asian art... First Sunday of the month is
FREE

Berkeley Art                          510-644-6893
1275 Walnut St, Berkeley
www.berkeleyartcenter.org
Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5pm. Museum presents
exhibitions by and the Young Arts Festival. FREE admis-
sion.

Cartoon Art Museum                     415-CAR-TOON
655 Mission St, San Francisco
www.cartoonart.org
Tuesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm. Features exhibits
and holds cartooning classes for ages 8-14 on Saturdays
1pm – 3pm. First Tuesday of the month is “pay what you
wish day”

Habitot Children's Museum               510-647-1111
2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley;
 www.habitot.org
Call or visit site for schedule. Hands-on discovery museum
for young children in the East Bay.

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Hall of Health Museum                  510-549-1564
2230 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
www.hallofhealth.org
The Hall of Health is located on the lower level under-
neath Mel ' s Restaurant and the Shattuck Cinemas. Open
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call
to confirm schedule. Admission is $5.00 per person, age
three and older. FREE Days May 9 and June 13 2009

Junior Center of Art and Science 510-839-5777
Lakeside Park, 558 Bellevue Ave. , Oakland
www.juniorcenter.org
Call or visit site for schedule. Features year-round art and
science programs for families. General Admission is free.
Programs and special exhibits are fee based.

MOCHA                                  510-465-8770
 Museum of Children 's Art)
 538 Ninth St. (between Washington and Clay), Oakland
www.mocha.org
Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday and Sunday,
noon-5pm. Features The Little Studio for drop-in art ex-
periences. General admission is free. Programs and special
exhibits are fee based.

M. H. De Young                         415-750 - 3600
Memorial Museum
Golden Gate Park , San Francisco
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
www.deyoungmuseum.org.
Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30am-5pm (open Fridays un-
til 8:45pm). Features
American art and art of the native Americas , Africa and
the Pacific., First Tuesday of the Month is FREE
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Pacific Heritage Museum                     415-399-1124
608 Commercial St, San Francisco
www.ibankunited.com/phm
Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm. Exhibits highlight
the artistic, cultural and economic history of the Pacific
Rim . FREE admission

Oakland Museum of California                  510-238-2200
1000 Oak St, Oakland
www.museumca.org
Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm (first Friday of
each month until 9am); and Sunday, 12-5pm. Permanent
displays portray California ' s history. Second Sunday of
the month is FREE

Palace of the Legion of Honor            415-750- 3600
Lincoln Park, 34th Ave , San Francisco
www.thinker.org
Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30am- 5pm. Features a col-
lection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art. First
Tuesday of the month is FREE

Richmond Art Center                         510-620-6772
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond
www.therichmondartcenter.org
Tuesday through Sunday, 12-5pm. Showcases work by
artists and offers classes for children in dance, theater and
music.

Richmond Museum of History               510-235-7387
400 Nevin Ave, Richmond
www.ci.richmond.ca.us
Wednesday through Sunday, 1-4pm. Collects and pre-
serves the history of greater Richmond .
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San Francisco                       415-357-4000
Museum of Modern Art
151 Third St, San Francisco
www.sfmoma.org
Thursday through Tuesday, 11am- 5:45pm (until 8:45pm
on Thursday, opens at 10am during the summer). First
museum on the West Coast devoted to 20th century art.
First Tuesday of the month is FREE

San Francisco African American 415-292-6172
Historical & Cultural Society
762 Fulton St, 2nd Fl, San Francisco
www.sfblackhistory.org
Call or visit site for schedule. Displays works of African
American culture and history.

SS Red Oak Victory                        510-237-2933
1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 6A
Richmond, CA 94804
www.ssredoakvictory.com
The ship will be open for visitors on Saturdays, Sundays,
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Visiting hours are 10 AM - 3 PM. We ask for a donation of
$5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children under 5. For
group tours, please call.

San Pablo Art Gallery                510-215-3103
Maple Hall, 13831 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo
www.ci.san-pablo.ca.us
Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm. Features monthly local
artists.

The Judah L. Magnes Museum               510-549-6950
      2911 Russell St, Berkeley
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Open by appointment only. Features objects that illus-
trate various aspects of the Jewish experience through his-
tory.

The Blume House                      510-215- 3092
Civic Center complex, Alvarado Square ,
13831 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo
www.ci.san-pablo.ca.us/main/historicalsociety..htm
Second Sunday of the month, noon-4pm. Closed holiday
weekends.

The Golden State Model               510-234-4884
Railroad Museum
900-A Dornan Drive, Point Richmond
www.gsmrm.org
The Museum consists of 10,000 square feet of O, HO and
N scale model railroading. The museum is open and
trains are running every Sunday from Noon-5pm (April
through December). Also open Wednesdays 11am – 3pm
and Saturdays from Noon-5pm, but there won ' t be any
trains running.

The Mexican Museum                415-202-9700
Landmark Bldg. D, San Francisco
www.mexicanmuseum.org
Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-5pm. Represents
Mexican history and culture.

UC Berkeley Art Museum                 510-642-0808
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm. Includes art and
film exhibition programs. First Thursday of every month is
FREE
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         RECREATION FOR KIDS WITH SPE-
         CIAL NEEDS
Albany Contra Costa                   510-301-1747
Youth Soccer League
topsocceraccysl@gmail.com
Will begin its TOP Soccer program for youth with disabili-
ties in March 2008. West County youth are encouraged
to apply. Information is available from Manish Doshi

Bay Area Outreach &                       510-849-4663
Recreational Program BORP
BORP's Youth Sports program offers recreational sports
activities for youth with disabilities including wheelchair
basketball, power soccer, track & field, and handcy-
cling. www.borbp.org

Berkeley Recreation Program 510-981-6651
 http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/parks/
After-school and all day summer program for kids & teens
with and without disabilities, ages 5-22. Swimming, field
trips, arts/crafts, games, sports, drama, cooking. Family
Camp is also offered.

Building Bridges Camp                  650-696-7295
www.dynavoxtech.com
For children and youth age 6-18 years who use Augmen-
tative & Alternative Communication (AAC) systems and
assistive technology for learning. The goal of this one-
week camp (July 9-15) is to enable campers to learn to do
more with their communication systems, meet new
friends, and experience summer camp. For information,
contact Lee Trotter.
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Camp Arroyo                             925-455-5118
www.ttff.org. or e-mail Kids@ttff.org
is a partnership among The Taylor Family Founda-
tion, East Bay Regional Park District, and the YMCA of
the East Bay and provides camping experiences for chil-
dren with disabilities and life-threatening dis-
eases. Lodging, food, sports, arts, crafts, special projects
and hospitality are the focus. No charge.. Livermore
area.

Camp Krem                                510-222-6662
www.campingunlimited.com
Since 1957, Camp Krem has offered summer camp sessions
for children and adults with disabilities such as Down Syn-
drome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, many other physical or
developmental / emotional differences. Located near
Santa Cruz, a bus is available from the East Bay. Offers 1:2
staff ratio, caring, experienced staff. Activities, swimming,
arts, music, sports, dance, drama, nature. Vendor of Re-
gional Center of the East Bay. Traditional programs, also
Outdoor and Travel Programs. Year-round weekend pro-
grams in the East Bay, day trips, overnights. Registration
now open.

Center for Accessible Technology         510-841-3224
        th
2525-8 St., #12A, Berkeley
www.cforat.org
Our goal in teaching keyboarding is to develop proper
techniques without concern about typing speed. Speed
evolves from practicing good techniques. We use the
Herzog method which incorporates an alphabetical ap-
proach and tub key sensors which provide tactile feed-
back (a multi-sensory approach seems to yield good re-
sults with most students. For more information please call
or visit the website.                                  33
El Cerrito SPORTS CAMPS                  510-559-8208
Weekly sessions June 15th through August 24, ages 4-
12. Non-competitive atmosphere. Baseball, basketball, t-
ball, soccer, tennis, capture the flag, bocce ball, board
games, art projects—and more! Sunday soccer and base-
ball work particularly well for inclusion experi-
ences. Extended care available. Call or contact

Zoo Camp at the Oakland Zoo 510-632-9525 x280
www.oaklandzoo.org
Exciting weekly sessions of nature discovery and animal
adventures involving hands-on, age-appropriate learn-
ing. For student’s pre-K through grade 12,.


        PRESCHOOL
City of San Pablo Summer                510-215-3204
Recreation Program
Join us for crafts, games, sports, swimming and exciting ex-
cursions. We Offer programs for youth ages 3-17. Programs
run Monday through Friday. NEW extended care service
now offered. (June 22nd). A booklet with all of the fun and
exciting activities was mailed to all San Pablo residents, if
you did not receive it, you can call or visit our website for
more information www.ci.sanpablo.ca.us

The West County First 5               510- 559-3018
Resource Center
2707 Dover Ave, San Pablo
Center schedule for the July/August series will be available
on June 15th. Please call for more information.

      We offers free programs that help parents/caregivers
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nurture and support their children so they grow up
healthy, happy, and learning. Our programs focus on
parent education, early learning opportunities, family lit-
eracy, and tobacco education. Classes are for children
ages 0 -5 and their parents/caregivers to participate in
together. Free childcare is offered during most parenting
classes.

Classes are also offered at local community centers in
Richmond, including The Nevin Center and The Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Community Center, as well as certain
housing complexes.

The West County First 5 Center is also a member of the
Hand to Hand Home Visiting Collaborative for African
American and Asian pregnant women and families with
infants up to 4 months of age. For more information on
these services, please call Aaqilah Islam at (510) 307-4401
x 4806. For more information on Hand to Hand outreach
and programming at select housing complexes in Rich-
mond, please call Christiana Remington at (510) 418-7152


      SUMMER PROGRAMS
Berkeley Youth Alternatives                 510-845-0155
1255 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94702
www.byaonline.org
BYA Summer Jam provides a safe environment for chil-
dren and teens ages 6-14 from diverse backgrounds to en-
joy exciting and fun activities. Children are encouraged to
discover individual and unique talents through swimming,
karate, tap dance, jazz dance, hip-hop, music, and much
more. It is an 8 week session that is broken up in to   35
2 weeks sessions costing at $90.00 every 2 weeks for
Berkeley residents and $105.00 for non-residents. There
are discounts provided for Medi-cal members and pay-
ment plans provided. Hours are 9am-3pm and extended
care 3pm-6pm June 22 through August 14, 2009. For
more information please call. Space is limited.

Coronado YMCA                          510-412-5647
Shahad Wright
263 South 20th Street, Richmond, 94804
Traditional camp program offered weekly- full of discov-
ery, exploration and adventure. Camps focus on exciting
themes which are highlighted by two field trips per week
to fun local destinations like Marine World, the Zoo, Bowl-
ing, Skating, museums and more. All field trips and over-
nights are included in the camp fees. Camp hours are
9am-6pm. Extended care is available 7:30am-6pm
(additional charge) Program runs from June 15- s August
7. Visit the website for more information.
www.ymcaeastbay.org

City of El Cerrito Summer               510-559-7006
 Recreation Program
7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito
The City of El Cerrito offers a wide variety of summer pro-
grams which run from June 15 – August, 22. A full descrip-
tion of their summer programming is available online at
www.el-cerrito.org/recreation/online_brochure.html

City of Hercules
Parks & Recreation                      510-799-8291
www.ci.hercules.ca.us
Come and join our City of Hercules Parks Recreation De-
partment! We offer activities for all ages and provide for
36 a great recreational experience! We offer Aquatic
Programs, Summer Childcare, Youth and Adult Recrea-
tion classes, sports, and Summer Teen Activities. May 1,
2009 Fees may apply.

City of San Pablo Summer                510-215-3204
Recreation Program
Join us for crafts, games, sports, swimming and exciting ex-
cursions. We Offer programs for youth ages 3-17. Programs
run Monday through Friday. NEW extended care service
now offered. (June 22nd). A booklet with all of the fun and
exciting activities was mailed to all San Pablo residents, if
you did not receive it, you can call or visit our website for
more information www.ci.sanpablo.ca.us

City of Richmond Summer             510-620-6793
Recreation Program
www.ci.richmond.ca.us
3230 MacDonald Ave, Richmond
The city of Richmond publishes a summer recreation
guide. To learn more about their fun summer activities
you may pick a copy at the address listed above.

Nevin Community Center                     510-620-6813
Camp Summer Blast
598 Nevin Ave, Richmond
Ages 6-14. Camp starts June 22nd through August 14th from
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. Cost: $25.00 per week/per child
and $20.00 per week for extended care. The cost is $5.00
for Iron Triangle residents. Children will participate in out-
door games, arts & crafts, swimming, cooking classes, ex-
cursions and more! Ask about their fee waiver. Register
Today!


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WCC Salesian
Boys & Girls Club Inc.                   510-215-4648
2801 Moran Ave, Richmond
Children 6-18 years old the programming beings June 22nd
through August 21th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm M-F, registra-
tion fee is $50.00 per child. Will offer extended hours 7:30
am to 10:00 am (Additional cost of $25.00 per week or
$6.00 per day). Program will provide arts and crafts,
game room, hockey league and rookie league baseball
that is not competitive as well as computer classes, and
access to a game room.

Y.E.S Week-Long Summer Camps 510-232-3032
2811 Macdonald Ave, Richmond
From late June to early August, Youth Enrichment Strate-
gies (YES) sends youth ages 8-16 to week-long, sleep away
summer camps around the Bay Area. At camp, children
enjoy various activities such as hiking, swimming, archery,
art programs, campfires, sleeping in cabins and making
new friends. All meals are provided and safety is stressed.
YES asks parents/caregivers to pay $30 or whatever they
can provide. Families must meet income eligibility guide-
lines and sign ups begin in April 7.


       FACTORY TOURS
Fortune Cookie Factory                  510-832-5552
      th
261 12 St, Oakland
Discover how that little slip of paper gets inside a fortune
cookie!



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Jelly Belly Factory                      800-953-5592
Visitor Center, One Jelly Belly Ln. , Fairfield
www.jellybelly.com
 Daily, 9am-4pm (tours given every 15 minutes until
4pm). Tour the factory that turns out Jelly Bellies and
other delicacies.

The Basic Brown Bear Factory 866-522-2327
The Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth St , San Francisco
www.basicbrownbear.com
Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm (drop-in hourly
tours 10am-5pm) and Sunday, 11am-6pm (drop-in hourly
tours 11am-5pm). Experience the fun of stuffing your own
teddy bear.


        ZOOS & AQUARIUMS

Ardenwood Historic Farm                  888-EBPARKS
34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont
www.ebparks.org/parks/arden.htm
Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-4pm. Participate in
many of the activities of a turn-of- the-century farm.

Aquarium of the Bay                  888-732-3483
Pier 39, Embarcadero at Beach St , San Francisco
www.aquariumofthebay.com
Monday through Thursday, 10am-6pm and Friday - Sun-
day, 10am-7pm (summer hours 9am-8pm). Home to
more than 23,000 aquatic animals.

Oakland Zoo                            510-632-9525
250 Frank H Ogawa Plz Oakland
www.oaklandzoo.org.
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Daily, 10am- 4pm. Features more than 400 native and
exotic animals from around the world.

San Francisco Zoo                     (415) 753-7080
Sloat Boulevard at 47th Avenue
www.sfzoo.org
Daily, 10am-5pm. Features 250 different animal species in
naturalistic surroundings. Free admission the first Wednes-
day of each month (must show proof of SF residency).


         CAMPING SITES

Del Valle Regional Park
Ebparks.org
A lake side resort near Livermore in a valley framed by
wooden forest. Kids can enjoy sailing and water sports.
Toilets and showers available.

Mt. Diablo State Park
Parks.ca.gov
An ecological treasure in the East Bay . Beautiful wild-
flowers, extensive trail system, fascinating wild life and un-
usual rock formations Hiking, biking and horseback riding
available.

Mount Tamalpais State Park
Parks.ca.gov
A popular park just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. If
it’s clear, you can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to
sea, along with San Francisco, the East Bay , Marin and
Mount Diablo . First-come, first served camping available,
along with wi-fi service. No showers.
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                  SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM SITES

Serving Breakfasts and Lunch at no charge to kids 18 years of age and younger
all Summer. For more information, call 510-307-4580-These sites are subject to
change.
  Community Organiza-                                       Dates         Hours
                                  Address, City             Open
       tions
19th and Bissell Neighborhood    19th and Bissell
Project 307-4580                 Richmond                6/15-8/14 M-F   10-10:30AM
                                 W. Bissell at Curry
Atchison Village 307-4580
                                 Richmond                6/15-8/14 M-F    11-1PM
Bay Area Rescue Mission          123 MacDonald Ave-
215-4552                         nue Richmond            6/15-8/14 M-F     12-1:30
Barrett Community Center         700 Barrett Avenue
237-3471                         Richmond                6/15-8/14 M-F     11-12
Bayo Vista Tenant Council        2 California Street
799-9171                         Rodeo                   6/17-8/14 M-F   12-1:30pm
                                 960 South 47th Ave-
Booker T. Anderson
                                 nue                     6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
620-6816
                                 Richmond
Chesley Mutual Housing           802 Chesley Avenue
412-9290                         Richmond                6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
Contra Costa Community Col-
                                 2600 Mission Bell
lege                                                     6/15-8/14 M-F   10:30-1:30
                                 Drive San Pablo
Serving the Cafeteria and Pool
Coronado Community YMCA          263 So. 20th Street
Center 412-5647                  Richmond                6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
                                 1661 Folsom Avenue
Davis Park 307-4580
                                 San Pablo               6/15-8/14 M-F   11:30-12:00
                                 1813 Marlesta Ct.
East Bluff Apartment 816-1070                            6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
                                 Pinole
Ell Sobrante Boys & Girls Club   4660 Appian Way
223-5253                         El Sobrante             6/24-8/15 T-F   11:30-1:00
El Sobrante Christian School     5070 Appian Way
Sports Summer Camp 672-3356      El Sobrante             6/26-8/7 M-F    11:30-1PM
Giant Road Apartments 236-       907 Lake Street
6128                             San Pablo               6/15-8/14 M-F    12-3PM
                                 260 Broadway
Girls, Inc. 232-5440
                                  Richmond               6/22-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
                                 Park Central & Park-
Hilltop Green Park 307-4580      way                     6/15-8/14 M-F    1-1:30PM
                                 Richmond
                                 Miller & Blume
Hilltop Park 307-4580                                    6/15-8/14 M-F     12:15-
                                 Richmond
                                                                          12:45PM
                                 10th & Pennsylvania
Lucas Park 307-4580                                      6/15-8/14 M-F     10:45-
                                 Richmond
                                                                          11:15AM
Martin Luther King Center        360 Harbor Way
620-6821                         Richmond 620-6821       6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
Monterey Pines                   680 South 37th Street
233-4387                         Richmond                6/15-8/14 M-F   12-1:30pm
Multicultural Family Resource    5000 Hartnett Avenue
Center 232-7424                  Richmond                6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
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  Community Organiza-                                     Dates         Hours
                                   Address, City
       tions                                              Open
Nevin Community Center           598 Nevin Avenue
620-6813                         Richmond              6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
                                 750 Bissell Avenue
Nutrition Center 307-4580
                                 Richmond              6/15-8/14 M-F   11-1:30PM
Parchester Community Center      900 Williams Drive,
620-6823                         Richmond              6/15-8/14 M-F    1-12PM
                                 1595 Jade Street
Project Pride 231-01479
                                 Richmond              6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
                                 2989 Pullman Avenue
Pullman Point 812-4948                                 6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
                                 Richmond, CA
Resurrection African Methodist   3001 Cutting BLVD.
Church                           Richmond              6/25-8/15 M-F    11-1PM
Richmond Police Activities
                                 2200 MacDonald
League                                                 6/22-8/14 M-F    12-3PM
                                 Avenue Richmond
621-1222
Richmond Recreation Complex      3230 MacDonald
# 620-6780                       Avenue Richmond       6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
                                 1883 Rumrill Blvd.
Rumrill Place 232-0331
                                 Richmond              6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
                                 1410 Kelsey
Shields-Reid 620-6822
                                 Richmond              6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM
West Contra Costa Salesian       2801 Morgan Avenue
Boys & Girls 215-4648            Richmond              6/15-8/14 M-F    12-1PM

								
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