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					   Welcome to the City of Lakewood’s Spring Program. Discover how Lakewood parks
         and recreation make your life better. These six messages explain.
GATHERING PLACES – By providing places for learning and socializing
FOREVER – Parks enrich our lives by providing memories for a lifetime
PLAY – By offering safe playgrounds and play spaces
NATURE – By providing beautiful landscaping and open space
EXERCISE – By providing opportunities for healthy exercise
POSITIVE SPACES – By offering supervised places for youth


  Adult Dance and Fitness               Lakewood Sheriff's               The cover
  Exercise/Fitness Classes         3    Community Safety Center    20
                                                                         photo collage
  Dance Classes                    7
  Tennis Classes                   9    Teen Scene                 22    offers a snap-
  Adult Sports                     9                                     shot of what
                                        Youth Special Interest     24    people love
  Adult Special Interest                                                 about Lake-
                                      Teen & Youth Dance            27
  Cooking Classes                  10                                    wood. Plenty
  Workshops & Classes              11 Teen & Youth Fitness and Sports    of residents have
                                      Classes                       29   shared their love
  Adult Arts and Crafts            14 Lakewood Youth Sports         33
                                                                         of this community
  Family Programs                  16 Pre-Summer Aquatics          34    over the years. Here’s
                                                                         what some of them said: beautiful parks;
  Travel Programs                  18 Preschool Programs           35    tree-lined streets; good neighborhoods;
                                                                         shopping; a safe community; strong
  Senior Programs                  19 Registration Information     38
                                                                         values; caring neighbors; concerts; charm-
 Park Hours of Operation can be found on page 26.                        ing streets; just like Mayberry. There’s a
                                                                         hometown feel to this place; there’s no
   Make memories that will last forever at                               doubt about it.
        these great spring events                                           Let us know what you love about Lake-
  •   Earth Walk – page 6                                                wood by filling out the heart shaped form
  •   Volunteer Day – page 10                                            available online at www.lakewoodcity.
                                                                         org/Ilovelakewood at city hall or at any
  •   Family Camp at Monte Verde Park – page 16
                                                                         city recreation facility.
  •   FUN-Tastic Family Nights – page 17
  •   Public Safety Expo – page 21
  •   Pan American Fiesta – Back Cover

                          SPRING CALENDAR
               Resident Mail-In and Online Registration
                          is going on now.

           Non-Resident Mail-In and Online Registration Begins:
                           Monday, January 7

                    Phone-In/Walk-in Registration Begins:
                           Monday, January 14

                       Most Classes Begin Week Of:
                           Monday, February 4
                                                                                 Adult Dance and Fitness
                Exercise/Fitness Classes                                     Abs, Thighs and Buns
                                                                             Here’s a class to get you ready for a healthier body! A progressive
                                                                             comprehensive series of exercises will firm and tone the abdomi-
  For all fitness classes, please wear comfortable, breath-                  nals, thighs and buttocks. Give this muscle conditioning class a try.
  able clothing and supportive shoes. You may want to                        Instructor: Evelyn Grauten
  bring a towel or exercise mat to class. Also, please con-                  • No class February 18, May 13 & 27.
                                                                             31615     M/W      6:30     -   7:30pm   2/4-2/27   MAY   $35/7   Mtgs.
  sult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
                                                                             31616     M/W      6:30     -   7:30pm   3/4-3/27   MAY   $40/8   Mtgs.
                                                                             31617     M/W      6:30     -   7:30pm   4/1-4/17   MAY   $30/6   Mtgs.
                                                                             31618     M/W      6:30     -   7:30pm   5/1-5/29   MAY   $35/7   Mtgs.
40+ Fit & Friendly                                                           31619     M/W      6:30     -   7:30pm   6/3-6/19   MAY   $30/6   Mtgs.
This friendly, very encouraging, stress reducing aerobics class is
designed for everyone, especially adults over age 40. Class in-
cludes a short warm up, beginner level exercise including weights or         Fusion Pilates Conditioning
resistance training bands and a short cool down period. If you are           Come and help your body to become strong, healthy and lean. This
looking for the perfect place to get away from the fast-paced world          class is a combination mat class designed to get and keep you in
and have a great time working out, please come join us. Life can             shape! Includes stretching, beginning pilates and beginning yoga.
begin at 40! Instructor: Karen Suri                                          You will enjoy this workout! Instructor: Evelyn Grauten
• Note new start time.                                                       • No class February 18, May 13 & 27.
31335      Tu/Th      7 - 8pm          1/29-3/28     MAY    $36/18 Mtgs.     31624     M/W      5:30     -   6:30pm   2/4-2/27   MAY    $42/7   Mtgs.
31336      Tu/Th      7 - 8pm          4/9-6/13      MAY    $40/20 Mtgs.     31625     M/W      5:30     -   6:30pm   3/4-3/27   MAY    $48/8   Mtgs.
                                                                             31626     M/W      5:30     -   6:30pm   4/1-4/17   MAY    $36/6   Mtgs.
                                                                             31627     M/W      5:30     -   6:30pm   5/1-5/29   MAY    $42/7   Mtgs.
Ladies Large & Lovely                                                        31628     M/W      5:30     -   6:30pm   6/3-6/19   MAY    $36/6   Mtgs.
That’s right, you can be large and healthy too! But you have to
make the choice to join this wonderful, fun class that is low impact,        Yoga for Stress Release
but keeps you moving and grooving to the tunes of the 50’s - 80’s.           Release stress and habitual tension while bringing the body to its
We’ll walk between moves to keep circulation going, boost your               birthright of perfect health through the use of energy movement
body’s metabolism, give you better lung capacity, lower cholesterol          using yoga and breath. Learn to move safely through different yoga
and make you feel better about yourself. Join us! Instructor: Ms.            postures creating a state of flexibility, strength and relaxation. This
Dale Arend, has a degree in Fitness & Nutrition/Holistic Practitio-          class is beneficial for teens to Baby Boomers and active seniors
ner                                                                          who are comfortable on the floor and in standing positions. The
31190     M/W      6:15   -   7:30pm     2/4-2/20     LYC    $23/6   Mtgs.   instructor, Barbara Bannerman, has been practicing yoga for over
31191     M/W      6:15   -   7:30pm     2/25-3/13    LYC    $23/6   Mtgs.   40 years, teaching for 15, and is a testament of what yoga can do
31192     M/W      6:15   -   7:30pm     3/25-4/17    LYC    $30/8   Mtgs.   for your body, mind and spirit. She is also featured in a soon to
31193     M/W      6:15   -   7:30pm     4/29-5/22    LYC    $30/8   Mtgs.   be released Prime Time Yoga DVD with a famous exercise guru.
31216     M/W      6:15   -   7:30pm     6/3-6/12     LYC    $15/4   Mtgs.   Instructor: Barbara Bannerman
                                                                             • Please bring a mat.
                                                                             • Pre-registration is required.
Cardio Remix                                                                 • No class June 6.
Do you love to dance? Then this class is for you! One hour of                31063      Th      6 - 7pm           2/14-4/4       MVP    $69/8 Mtgs.
fun moves to the latest hits! It's more like a party than exercise!          31064      Th      6 - 7pm           4/18-6/13      MVP    $69/8 Mtgs.
Moves will be be broken down so it will be easy to follow! Come
enjoy working out! Instructor is certified.                                  Kundalini Yoga
• No class March 26.                                                         Awaken your spirit and tap in to your true human potential.
31811     Tu/Th    7 - 8:15pm          2/5-3/14      CTR    $65/12 Mtgs.     ‘Kundalini’ is a powerful energy that lies within us and opens cre-
31812     Tu/Th    7 - 8:15pm          3/19-4/25     CTR    $60/11 Mtgs.     ativity, mental alertness, inner drive and ability to fully experience
31813     Tu/Th    7 - 8:15pm          4/30-6/6      CTR    $65/12 Mtgs.     life. It’s a technology that includes breath, movement and postures
                                                                             to strengthen the body, awaken the mind and develop inner peace.
                                                                             Enjoy deep relaxation to beautiful music and meditation for peace,
Zumba with Cindy                                                             tranquility, intuition or happiness. Instructor has 35 years experi-
Are you ready to have some fun? Zumba is the latest fitness craze!           ence teaching Kundalini yoga. Bring a beach towel or blanket & a
It’s a hit because it’s so much fun you barely notice that you are           coffee mug for yogi tea at the end of class (optional). Instructor:
dripping with sweat! Come give it a try - you’ll be hooked! 60 min-          Gobind Boyes
utes of cardio - but you won’t want to stop you’ll be having such a          31809     M      6:30   -   7:45pm       2/4-2/18   MVP    $29/3   Mtgs.
blast! Instructor is certified. Instructor: Cindy Emami                      31810     W      5:30   -   6:45pm       2/6-2/13   MVP    $19/2   Mtgs.
• No class February 11 & 18, May 27.                                         31087     M      6:30   -   7:45pm       3/4-3/25   MVP    $38/4   Mtgs.
31501     M/W      6:30 - 7:30pm         2/4-3/20    CTR    $65/12 Mtgs.     31088     W      5:30   -   6:45pm       3/6-3/27   MVP    $38/4   Mtgs.
31502     M/W      6:30 - 7:30pm         3/25-5/1    CTR    $65/12 Mtgs.     31089     M      6:30   -   7:45pm       4/1-4/29   MVP    $48/5   Mtgs.
31503     M/W      6:30 - 7:30pm         5/6-6/12    CTR    $60/11 Mtgs.     31090     W      5:30   -   6:45pm       4/3-4/24   MVP    $38/4   Mtgs.
                                                                             31092     W      5:30   -   6:45pm       5/1-5/29   MVP    $48/5   Mtgs.
   Fees listed represent the cost for Lakewood residents.                    31091     M      6:30   -   7:45pm       5/6-5/20   MVP    $29/3   Mtgs.
    Non-residents see chart on Registration Information                      31093     M      6:30   -   7:45pm       6/3-6/10   MVP    $19/2   Mtgs.
                   page for additional fees.                                 31094     W      5:30   -   6:45pm       6/5-6/12   MVP    $19/2   Mtgs.


(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408
(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                          3
Adult Dance and Fitness
Kundalini Yoga Class Pass                                                  Boot Camp in the Park
A ten class pass can be used for any of the Kundalini Yoga classes         Get your body in the best shape ever! This class will include walk-
in the spring session. Just register using the course number listed,       ing, jogging, sit ups, pushups, squats, lunges and the use of exer-
bring proof of registration to your first class, and the instructor        cise tubes (provided by instructor). Work out at your own pace while
will issue a card good for any ten classes you choose. Instructor:         receiving positive encouragement from the AFAA certified instructor.
Gobind Boyes                                                               Instructor: Susanne Shapiro-Hoglund
• Good from the date of purchase until June 12, 2013.                      • Class meets at shelter #1.
31086     M/W      5:30 or 6:15pm      Various   MVP     $93/10 Mtgs.      • Bring a towel, water and 3 to 5 lb. weights to class.
                                                                           • No class April 6 & June 1.
                                                                           31244     Sa     8:30 - 9:30am        2/9-3/16     RYN      $35/6 Mtgs.
Yoga & Meditation                                                          31245     Sa     8:30 - 9:30am        3/23-5/4     RYN      $35/6 Mtgs.
This class includes asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), medi-          31246     Sa     8:30 - 9:30am        5/18-6/8     RYN      $17/3 Mtgs.
tation, movement and philosophy bringing health and strength to the
body and mind. These classes are great for beginning and interme-
diate students with variations for simplicity and challenge, and for       Hot Hula
anyone looking for a place of calm and support. Instructor special-        Hot Hula fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout, which
izes in guiding people through injuries, diseases and diagnoses.           isolates your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and defini-
Instructor: Laura Fuller                                                   tion to your core. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Hot
• Please bring a mat and block to class.                                   Hula incorporates traditional and new dance movements set to the
• No class May 26.                                                         Polynesian drum beats, funky Reggae music, in a 60 minute total
31430     Su     4:30 - 5:40pm       2/10-3/24    PLM      $63/7 Mtgs.     body workout. Location: Kick It Up, 8129 E. Wardlow Rd., Long
31431     Su     4:30 - 5:40pm       4/7-6/9      PLM      $81/9 Mtgs.     Beach. Instructor: Kick It Up staff
                                                                           31095     Th    7:30 - 8:30pm        2/7-3/28    Off Site   $49/8 Mtgs.
                                                                           31096     Th    7:30 - 8:30pm        4/4-5/23    Off Site   $49/8 Mtgs.
Yoga Basics                                                                31097     Th    7:30 - 8:30pm        5/30-6/13   Off Site   $18/3 Mtgs.
Yoga is designed to bring union to body, mind and spirit through flex-
ibility, strength, full range of motion, balance, fullness of breath and
relaxation. Individual needs are addressed and this style is gentle        Pilates
and appropriate for all ages and all levels. Instructor: Barbara           Pilates is not just for your core. Pilates is a system that integrates
McEnroe                                                                    movements that work your entire body. Exercises can be adapted
• No class April 1.                                                        for beginners to more advanced students. Fun and hard work,
31726     M      5:15 - 6:15pm       2/25-3/18    WSC     $40/4 Mtgs.      Pilates is a time-tested discipline that delivers. Please bring a mat
31727     M      5:15 - 6:15pm       3/25-4/22    WSC     $40/4 Mtgs.      and long belt or strap to class. Instructor: Elizabeth Markley
31728     M      5:15 - 6:15pm       4/29-5/20    WSC     $40/4 Mtgs.      • No class February 20.
                                                                           31258      W     7:40   -   8:40pm   2/13-3/13     CTR      $40/4   Mtgs.
                                                                           31259      W     7:40   -   8:40pm   3/27-4/17     CTR      $40/4   Mtgs.
Ballet Barre Fitness                                                       31260      W     7:40   -   8:40pm   5/1-5/22      CTR      $40/4   Mtgs.
Designed straight from Ballet and pilates, this class will give you a      31261      W     7:40   -   8:40pm   6/5-6/26      CTR      $40/4   Mtgs.
body toning workout with fun exercises that build strength and flex-
ibility. Change your routine and try this new form of fitness. Instruc-
tor, Evelyn Grauten, has over 30 years of dance experience.
• No class April 23.
31620     Tu     5:45   -   6:45pm   2/5-2/26     CTR      $28/4   Mtgs.
                                                                                                         Recipe for:
31621     Tu     5:45   -   6:45pm   3/5-3/26     CTR      $28/4   Mtgs.
31622     Tu     5:45   -   6:45pm   4/2-4/30     CTR      $28/4   Mtgs.               A Delicious Mother’s Day
31623     Tu     5:45   -   6:45pm   5/7-5/28     CTR      $28/4   Mtgs.
                                                                            Ingredients & Directions:
Stretch & Easy Conditioning                                                   Invite your mother
Keep your muscles and back in shape by learning to do nice and
easy stretching, body conditioning and a little bit of yoga. Learn            Mix in additional family members
how to strengthen your stomach, and stretch all those ‘sore’ spots            Whisk your family to The Centre at Sycamore Plaza
such as your neck, shoulders, back and more so you’ll feel great.
You’ll love this great daytime class. Instructor: Evelyn Grauten              Combine a lavish brunch buffet with unlimited champagne
• No class February 18 & May 27.                                              Sprinkle in exceptional customer service
31629       M      11 - 12pm         2/4-3/18     CTR      $36/6 Mtgs.
                                                                              Add a dollop of love, and
31630       M      11 - 12pm         3/25-4/15    CTR      $24/4 Mtgs.
31631       M      11 - 12pm         5/6-6/17     CTR      $36/6 Mtgs.        Garnish with a flower for your mother

             Finished with this Brochure?                                     This creates the perfect blend of ingredients for a delicious
    Don't throw it away! Pass it along to a friend.                                Mother’s Day that your mother will never forget.
                                                                                       Join us Sunday, May 12th at The Centre.
    We rely upon our friends to help us spread the
                                                                                For reservations, call TGIS catering at 562-804-4434.
    word about our programs.


4                                                                                                                                Spring Recreation
                                                                                 Adult Dance and Fitness
Power Barre                                                                  Chinese Health Stick Workout
Power Barre is a smooth flowing workout that will tone your entire           A safe, effective and fun way to start your day, improve strength,
body along with improving balance and flexibility. Nonstop move-             energy, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, balance, youthful vitality
ments are performed at two tempos; the faster intervals burn fat,            and benefit joints, muscles and mind. Appropriate for any age or
the same motions at a slower pace build lean muscle. The method              ability. Sticks will be available for purchase in class if you do not
is influenced by classical dance, though it is not a dance class, it         have one. Instructor Richard Mieir-King is certified in his field,
will give you a dancer's body. A chair or barre is used to achieve op-       practicing since 1971, and is a wellness consultant. See www.
timum positioning, 1 or 2 lb. weights for the arms, along with an 8’         KingsTaiChi.com.
soft Ab ball which will give your abs a wake-up! Location: U. S. Tae         • No class February 11 & 18, May 27.
Kwon do Academy, 12233 Centralia, Lakewood. Instructor: Master               31435       M      9 - 10am       2/4-3/25         CTR      $37/6 Mtgs.
Cynthia Markopulos, 4th Degree Black Belt                                    31436       M      9 - 10am       4/8-5/13         CTR      $37/6 Mtgs.
31239     M/Th     7   -   7:45pm    2/4-2/28     Off   Site   $55/Month     31437       M      9 - 10am       5/20-6/10        CTR      $20/3 Mtgs.
31240     M/Th     7   -   7:45pm    3/4-3/28     Off   Site   $55/Month
31241     M/Th     7   -   7:45pm    4/1-4/29     Off   Site   $55/Month
31242     M/Th     7   -   7:45pm    5/2-5/30     Off   Site   $55/Month     Tai Chi and Chi Kung for Health
31243     M/Th     7   -   7:45pm    6/3-6/27     Off   Site   $55/Month     Start your day right with this great class. Tai Chi and Chi Kung’s
                                                                             calming and graceful movement will relax and relieve tension and
                                                                             build youthful vitality and energy rather than dissipate it. Feel
Power Tae Aerobics                                                           energized for the rest of the day without jarring your body. Instruc-
Power Tae Aerobics, created by Grand Master J. G. Park, is a great           tor Richard Mieir-King is certified in his field, practicing since 1971,
workout to lose weight fast and tone your muscles. This class                and is a wellness consultant. See www.KingsTaiChi.com.
combines Tae Kwon Do, aerobics, boxing and cardio-weight move-               • No class February 12 & 19, May 28.
ment into its high-energy workout. With 150 movements, it is the             31438      Tu      9 - 10am       2/5-3/26         CTR      $35/6 Mtgs.
toughest and healthiest cardio-power discipline. Add this class to           31439      Tu      9 - 10am       4/9-5/14         CTR      $35/6 Mtgs.
your weekly routine. Location: U.S. Tae Kwon Do Academy, 12233               31440      Tu      9 - 10am       5/21-6/11        CTR      $20/3 Mtgs.
Centralia, Lakewood. Instructor: Master Cynthia Markopulos, 4th
Degree Black Belt
• Class meets Wed., 7 - 8 p.m. & Sat., 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
31234     W/Sa     Times     above   2/2-2/27     Off   Site   $55/Month     Tai Chi at Monte Verde Park
31235     W/Sa     Times     above   3/2-3/30     Off   Site   $55/Month     Enjoy the serenity of nature at Monte Verde Park. Learn the Yang
31236     W/Sa     Times     above   4/3-4/27     Off   Site   $55/Month     Short Form, Qigong and other exercises. Reduce stress, improve
31237     W/Sa     Times     above   5/1-5/29     Off   Site   $55/Month     circulation and balance, strengthen your body and improve health
31238     W/Sa     Times     above   6/1-6/29     Off   Site   $55/Month     with this gentle mode of exercise. Class will be inside or outside
                                                                             depending on weather. Instructor Richard Mieir-King is certified in
                                                                             his field, practicing since 1971, and is a wellness consultant. See
Prenatal Yoga                                                                www.KingsTaiChi.com.
This class will teach you breathing techniques, gentle yoga postures         • No class February 13 & 20, May 29.
and guided relaxation to help ease the discomfort of pregnancy, con-         31441      W      7 - 8:30pm      2/6-3/27        MVP      $28/6 Mtgs.
nect more deeply with your baby, and assist you in moving through            31442      W      7 - 8:30pm      4/10-5/15       MVP      $28/6 Mtgs.
labor and delivery with ease and awareness. You will build strength,         31443      W      7 - 8:30pm      5/22-6/12       MVP      $15/3 Mtgs.
stamina, flexibility and awareness, aiding in a healthy, conscious
and comfortable pregnancy. This class is open to women of all yogic
levels in their childbearing years. Instructor: Barbara McEnroe
• No class April 1.
31729      M     6:30 - 7:30pm        2/25-3/18         WSC    $40/4 Mtgs.
                                                                             Tai Chi for Health & Wellness
31730      M     6:30 - 7:30pm        3/25-4/22         WSC    $40/4 Mtgs.
                                                                             Tai Chi is an exercise method coordinating breath, movement and
31731      M     6:30 - 7:30pm        4/29-5/20         WSC    $40/4 Mtgs.
                                                                             relaxation while improving and increasing the body’s energy. Stu-
                                                                             dents will learn the Yang Short Form and other health exercises.
                                                                             Tai Chi reduces stress, improves circulation, balance, increases
                                                                             strength and more. Qigong (energy work) will also be practiced.
Aerobic Workout with Zero Impact                                             Instructor Richard Mieir-King is certified in his field, practicing
This tried and true Chinese workout increases aerobic activity,              since 1971, and is a wellness consultant. See www.KingsTaiChi.
flexibility, strength, stamina, coordination, body muscle tone and           com.
balance through repeated rhythmic movement of all the muscle                 • No class February 14 & 21, May 30.
groups with zero impact. It’s both knee and back safe and appropri-          31444      Th     6 - 6:50pm      2/7-3/28        WSC      $24/6 Mtgs.
ate for all levels, including those with physical conditions preventing      31445      Th     6 - 6:50pm      4/11-5/16       WSC      $24/6 Mtgs.
impact. Instructor Richard Mieir-King is certified in his field, practic-    31446      Th     6 - 6:50pm      5/23-6/13       WSC      $15/3 Mtgs.
ing since 1971, and is a wellness consultant. See www.KingsTaiChi.
com.
• No class February 13 & 20, May 29.                                         I love playing in the adult soft-
                                                                             ball league, having barbeques, and
31432       W       9 - 10am         2/6-3/27       CTR        $37/6 Mtgs.
31433       W       9 - 10am         4/10-5/15      CTR        $37/6 Mtgs.
31434       W       9 - 10am         5/22-6/12      CTR        $20/3 Mtgs.   the wonderful smiles at Bloom-
                                                                             field Park!
(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                               5
Adult Dance and Fitness
Spinning                                                                                   Nifty after Fifty Classes
Spinning allows you to enjoy the outdoor terrain indoors. You will
burn as much as 600 calories in a typical hour class! It doesn't         Come check out Lakewood’s newest wellness/fitness
take special skill or ability to ride a Spinner bike, just a desire to   opportunity at the Burns Community Center. You
change. Kick It Up’s certified instructors train you on proper bike      don’t have to be a member to take these great
technique, heart rate monitors and give you a fantastic workout.         classes, but you do have to be age 50 or over.
Our small class setting will give you the one-on-one training to make
you successful! Location: Kick It Up, 8129 E. Wardlow Rd., Long
Beach. Instructor: Kick It Up staff                                      Yoga-Lite
• Classes offered Monday – Thursday and Saturday with over 20            If you need more flexibility and balance, then come try the Yoga-Lite
  classes to choose from. Register online today at lakewoodcity.         class. It’s a lighter version of traditional yoga. Instructor: Nifty after
  org/recreation or call (562) 866-9771, ext. 2408 for more info.        Fifty staff
• New riders must attend an Intro to Spin class. Please call             31320      Tu      12       -   1pm    2/5-2/26     BCC       $24/4   Mtgs.
  (562)430-1812 for a day and time.                                      31321      Th      12       -   1pm    2/7-2/28     BCC       $24/4   Mtgs.
                                                                         31322      Tu      12       -   1pm    3/5-3/26     BCC       $24/4   Mtgs.
                                                                         31323      Th      12       -   1pm    3/7-3/28     BCC       $24/4   Mtgs.
Zumba                                                                    31324      Tu      12       -   1pm    4/2-4/23     BCC       $24/4   Mtgs.
                                                                         31325      Th      12       -   1pm    4/4-4/25     BCC       $24/4   Mtgs.
Ditch the workout and join the Zumba party! Zumba is a workout
                                                                         31326      Tu      12       -   1pm    4/30-5/21    BCC       $24/4   Mtgs.
unlike any other, combining cardio Latin dance styles and music
                                                                         31327      Th      12       -   1pm    5/2-5/23     BCC       $24/4   Mtgs.
while toning the entire body. Using simple steps and upbeat music,
                                                                         31328      Tu      12       -   1pm    5/28-6/11    BCC       $18/3   Mtgs.
Zumba is a class that anyone can do and achieve amazing results.
                                                                         31329      Th      12       -   1pm    5/30-6/13    BCC       $18/3   Mtgs.
So join in the fun and get the results you've always wanted. Loca-
tion: Kick It Up, 8129 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Instructor: Kick
It Up staff
• Classes offered Saturday – Thursday with over 20 classes to            Zumba Gold
   choose from. Register online today at lakewoodcity.org/recre-         Zumba is a Latin based fitness class made to get you up and danc-
   ation or call (562) 866-9771, ext. 2408 for more info.                ing without the boredom! Instructor: Nifty after Fifty staff
                                                                         31330      Tu       5   -   6pm       2/5-2/26      BCC      $24/4   Mtgs.
                                                                         31331      Tu       5   -   6pm       3/5-3/26      BCC      $24/4   Mtgs.
                                                                         31332      Tu       5   -   6pm       4/2-4/23      BCC      $24/4   Mtgs.
             EARTH WALK                                                  31333      Tu       5   -   6pm       4/30-5/21     BCC      $24/4   Mtgs.
       SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013                                          31334      Tu       5   -   6pm       5/28-6/11     BCC      $18/3   Mtgs.
    MONTE VERDE PARK, 10:00am-1:00pm
                 FREE
                                                 Grab your
                                                                         I love exercising at Nifty-after-
                                             “Passport to                Fifty and meeting new friends at
                                             Planet Earth”               the Burns Community Center.
                                             and learn
                                             what you can
                                             do to help                                                  Dance Classes
                                             keep the earth
                                             beautiful and               2-Step/Country Swing
                                             protected.                  Get your feet movin’ and learn the latest country dance moves.
                                             Adults and                  You’ll learn the basics of the 2-step plus the modern style of
                                             children are                country western swing; a mixture of 2-step with various moves from
                                             invited to take             swing. Gear up for a night of dancing to your favorite tunes. No
                                             a nature walk,              partner required. (Ages 18 & older) Instructor & DJ: Janet Karter
                                                                         31075      W       7 - 8pm            2/6-3/13      WSC        $30/6 Mtgs.
                                             plant seeds,                31076      W       7 - 8pm            3/20-4/24     WSC        $30/6 Mtgs.
                                             create nature               31077      W       7 - 8pm            5/1-5/22      WSC        $20/4 Mtgs.
                                             themed crafts,
                                             make s’mores,               Belly Dance
                                             learn about                 Learn the art of classical belly dancing while improving strength,
                                             recycling and               muscle tone and flexibility. This activity enhances coordination,
                                             protecting our              increases stamina and builds self-esteem in a fun, non-intimidating
                                             environment,                atmosphere. It’s a healthy and fun way to bring exercise into your
                                                                         life. Check out the website at fahtiem.com. All ages welcome.
    meet “Woody the Tree” and much more! Visit the
                                                                         Instructor: Fahtiem
    stations along the trail and get your passport stamped               31152      W      6:30 - 7:30pm         1/30-3/6     BLM       $44/6 Mtgs.
    with specialty Earth Walk stamps. With a completed                   31153      W      6:30 - 7:30pm         3/20-4/24    BLM       $44/6 Mtgs.
    passport, you’ll receive a special Earth Walk giveaway.              31154      W      6:30 - 7:30pm         5/1-6/5      BLM       $44/6 Mtgs.




6                                                                                                                                  Spring Recreation
                                                                                 Adult Dance and Fitness
Big Band Swing & Lindy Hop                        (Beginning)                Salsa      (Beginning)
Everyone’s swinging! It’s easier than you think. Learn a variety of          Shall we dance? Latin dancing is Hot, Hot, Hot!!! And, it’s easy
Jitterbug, Lindy and New Yorker styles done to big band, blues and           to learn the basic steps of beginning Salsa. You too can learn this
even country western music. A great introduction to partner danc-            dance everyone’s doing in the nightclubs. Instructor: Mitch Tannen
ing. Excellent for parties, nightclubs and cruises. For singles and          • No class March 14.
couples. Instructor: Mitch Tannen                                            31487      Th     8 - 9pm     2/7-3/21       WSC      $48/6 Mtgs.
• No class March 12.                                                         31488      Th     8 - 9pm     4/4-5/9        WSC      $48/6 Mtgs.
31481      Tu      8 - 9pm              2/5-3/19      WSC    $48/6 Mtgs.     31489      Th     8 - 9pm     5/16-6/20      WSC      $48/6 Mtgs.
31482      Tu      8 - 9pm              4/2-5/7       WSC    $48/6 Mtgs.
31483      Tu      8 - 9pm              5/14-6/18     WSC    $48/6 Mtgs.
                                                                             Social Dance Sampler -                  Beginning
                                                                             Looking for a way to get moving and have a great time? Want to
East Coast Big Band Swing                      (Int./Adv.)                   impress the crowd at wedding receptions, parties, cruises or on a
Want a fun way to get in shape and cut a rug at the same time? If            date? This series will give you the basics and enough social and
you already know Big Band Swing, come and learn cool steps and               Latin dancing to make your way around the dance floor with style.
new styling to look great on the dance floor. This starts where basic        The basics in Rumba, Tango, Samba, Waltz, and Fox Trot will get you
swing left off and prepares you to shine at parties. For singles and         started on a lifetime of dancing pleasure. For singles and couples.
couples. Instructor: Mitch Tannen                                            It’s a fun way to meet fellow dancers. Instructor: Mitch Tannen
• No class March 14.                                                         • No class March 12.
31484       Th         7 - 8pm          2/7-3/21      WSC    $48/6 Mtgs.     31490      Tu     7 - 8pm     2/5-3/19        WSC     $48/6 Mtgs.
31485       Th         7 - 8pm          4/4-5/9       WSC    $48/6 Mtgs.     31491      Tu     7 - 8pm     4/2-5/7         WSC     $48/6 Mtgs.
31486       Th         7 - 8pm          5/16-6/20     WSC    $48/6 Mtgs.     31492      Tu     7 - 8pm     5/14-6/18       WSC     $48/6 Mtgs.


Kiele Polynesian Dance -                     Beginning/Intermediate
Kiele, Hawaiian for the gardenia flower, symbolizes love and ro-             Social Dance Sampler -                  Intermediate
mance. The dance of hula expresses love and romance, as well as              Looking for a way to get moving and have a great time? Want to
a fun form of exercise. All skill levels are welcome, from beginners         impress the crowd at wedding receptions, parties, cruises or on a
to the more experienced. Students will learn dances from the Poly-           date? This series will give you the basics and enough social and
nesian islands of Hawaii and Tahiti. Instructors: Ms. Michelle and           Latin dancing to make your way around the dance floor with style.
Ms. Ella                                                                     The basics in Rumba, Tango, Samba, Waltz, and Fox Trot will get
• Students will need to purchase a costume for spring performances,          you started on a lifetime of dancing pleasure. For singles and
  dates and cost TBA.                                                        couples. It’s a fun way to meet fellow dancers. Instructor: Richard
• Dance implements may be purchased through the instructor.                  Sharrard
31757      Th    6:45      -   7:45pm     2/7-2/28     BLM   $32/4   Mtgs.   31542      Tu     8 - 9pm    2/5-3/12        WSC      $48/6 Mtgs.
31758      Th    6:45      -   7:45pm     3/7-3/28     BLM   $32/4   Mtgs.   31543      Tu     8 - 9pm    3/19-4/23       WSC      $48/6 Mtgs.
31759      Th    6:45      -   7:45pm     4/11-5/9     BLM   $40/5   Mtgs.   31544      Tu     8 - 9pm    4/30-6/4        WSC      $48/6 Mtgs.
31760      Th    6:45      -   7:45pm     5/16-6/13    BLM   $40/5   Mtgs.

                                                                             Swing, Swing, Swing!
Line Dance                                                                   Everyone’s swinging! It’s easier to do than you think. Learn a
This class is sure to bring out the Country Western in you. Janet            variety of swing dances and moves to fit slow music, blues, or fast
Karter, instructor and D.J., will teach you a variety of line dances.        big band swing. Night Club Two-Step is a popular slow dance which
Come and meet new people. No partner is necessary. Line danc-                fits a variety of music. Swing is excellent for parties, nightclubs
ing is fun to do at local clubs or at parties. It’s the most popular         and cruises! Singles and couples welcome. Instructor: Richard
type of dance being done by all ages. For ages 18 and older.                 Sharrard
Instructor: Janet Karter                                                     31545     Tu     7 - 8pm     2/5-3/12       WSC      $48/6 Mtgs.
31078       W      6 - 7pm              2/6-3/13      WSC    $30/6 Mtgs.     31546     Tu     7 - 8pm     3/19-4/23      WSC      $48/6 Mtgs.
31079       W      6 - 7pm              3/20-4/24     WSC    $30/6 Mtgs.     31547     Tu     7 - 8pm     4/30-6/4       WSC      $48/6 Mtgs.
31080       W      6 - 7pm              5/1-5/22      WSC    $20/4 Mtgs.



My Wedding Dance
Step out on the right foot and make that special moment perfect.
Learn the basic steps of Waltz and Fox Trot, as well as certain pat-
terns to enhance your first dance. Bring your fiancé and the whole
wedding party. Also, bring your music for your ‘first dance’ and the
instructor will tell you what type of dance goes with it. Many use-
ful tips will be given to make this once in a lifetime event perfect.
Instructor: Janet Karter
• Please bring your music.
31081      W       8   -   9pm          2/6-2/20      WSC    $15/3   Mtgs.
31082      W       8   -   9pm          2/27-3/13     WSC    $15/3   Mtgs.
31083      W       8   -   9pm          3/20-4/3      WSC    $15/3   Mtgs.
31084      W       8   -   9pm          4/10-4/24     WSC    $15/3   Mtgs.
31085      W       8   -   9pm          5/1-5/15      WSC    $15/3   Mtgs.
(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                     7
Adult Dance and Fitness
                     Sports Instruction                                   Never Too Late to Skate Club
                                                                          Meet at Glacial Garden to ‘Get Fit and Socialize’. Class fee includes
                                                                          skate rental, half hour of instruction and free practice session on
Karate                                                                    your registered class day: Wed 7-7:30pm/Sat 10:45-11:15am.
Participants will learn and demonstrate self defense moves such as        Dress warmly. Check in early. Pre-registration is required. Loca-
basic kicks, blocks and punches. Participants have the opportunity        tion: Glacial Garden, 3975 Pixie Ave., Lakewood. Instructor: Glacial
to advance in rank through the traditional Japanese Karate Shito          Garden Staff
Ryu. For beginning or intermediate levels. This class will be held        31383     W     6:30 - 7pm                  1/30-2/20         Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
in conjunction with the Parent/Child Karate class. Check out www.         31384     Sa    10:15 - 10:45am             2/2-2/23          Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
dojowear.com. Instructor: Kathleen Wegener                                31385     W     6:30 - 7pm                  2/27-3/20         Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
• An $8 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class (new          31386     Sa    10:15 - 10:45am             3/2-3/23          Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
  students only).                                                         31387     W     6:30 - 7pm                  3/27-4/17         Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
• No class April 4.                                                       31388     Sa    10:15 - 10:45am             3/30-4/20         Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
31586      Th      6 - 7pm       2/7-3/14       CTR       $40/6 Mtgs.
                                                                          31389     W     6:30 - 7pm                  4/24-5/15         Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
31587      Th      6 - 7pm       3/21-5/2       CTR       $40/6 Mtgs.
                                                                          31390     Sa    10:15 - 10:45am             4/27-5/18         Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
31588      Th      6 - 7pm       5/9-6/13       CTR       $40/6 Mtgs.
                                                                          31391     W     6:30 - 7pm                  5/22-6/12         Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          31392     Sa    10:15 - 10:45am             5/25-6/15         Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.

Kung Fu - Health Through Self Defense
Relieve stress, have fun and feel great with the martial art of Kung      Rollerskating
Fu. This practical self defense method provides the perfect way           The Gator Skate University program includes six skater levels, skater
to stay in shape, increase flexibility, discipline and calm the mind.     safety and fundamentals of roller skating in a fun atmosphere.
Techniques involve striking, joint locking and more. Ages 15-adult.       The fee includes four public session admissions and skate rental,
Instructor Richard Mieir-King is certified in his field, practicing       or bring your own skates or roller blades. For ages 15 and older.
since 1971, and is a wellness consultant. See www.KingsKungFu.            Please register prior to class. Registration is not taken at facility. Lo-
com.                                                                      cation: Skate Depot, 11113 E. 183rd St., Cerritos Instructor: Skate
• No class February 12, 14, 19, 21, May 28 & 30.                          Depot Staff
31447     Tu     6:30 - 8:30pm    2/5-3/26       MAY      $37/6   Mtgs.
                                                                          • No class April 3.
31448     Th     7 - 9pm          2/7-3/28       WSC      $37/6   Mtgs.
                                                                          31770      W       6   -   6:45pm         2/13-3/6      Off   Site         $50/4   Mtgs.
31449     Tu     6:30 - 8:30pm    4/9-5/14       MAY      $37/6   Mtgs.
                                                                          31771      W       6   -   6:45pm         3/13-4/10     Off   Site         $50/4   Mtgs.
31450     Th     7 - 9pm          4/11-5/16      WSC      $37/6   Mtgs.
                                                                          31772      W       6   -   6:45pm         4/17-5/8      Off   Site         $50/4   Mtgs.
31451     Tu     6:30 - 8:30pm    5/21-6/11      MAY      $20/3   Mtgs.
                                                                          31773      W       6   -   6:45pm         5/15-6/5      Off   Site         $50/4   Mtgs.
31452     Th     7 - 9pm          5/23-6/13      WSC      $20/3   Mtgs.


                                                                          Self Defense
                                                                          Come join us for a beginning self defense class. Learn to protect
                                                                          yourself against any attacker while gradually getting into shape us-
                                                                          ing moves combined with boxing, karate and light contact with the
                                                                          instructor. This class is for both men and women. Wear comfortable,
                                                                          loose clothing. Instructor: George Lopez
                                                                          • No class March 5 & May 23.
                                                                          31453      Th/Tu            8   -   9pm     2/7-3/7           LYC          $52/8   Mtgs.
                                                                          31454      Tu/Th            8   -   9pm     3/12-4/4          LYC          $52/8   Mtgs.
                                                                          31455      Tu/Th            8   -   9pm     4/9-5/2           LYC          $52/8   Mtgs.
                                                                          31456      Th/Tu            8   -   9pm     5/9-6/6           LYC          $52/8   Mtgs.




                                                                             Save the date of
                                                                             Saturday, June 29,
                                                                             for the BLOCK-
                                                                             BUSTER of all
                                                                             parties. The Civic
                                                                             Center Block
                                                                             Party features live
                                                                             entertainment, a
                                                                             “Taste of Lake-
                                                                             wood” restaurant showcase, children’s amusements,
                                                                             and more. Look for more information in the Summer
                                                                             Recreation Catalog.


8                                                                                                                                             Spring Recreation
                                                                            Adult Dance and Fitness
                                Tennis                                                           Adult Sports
Mikethecoach Tennis                   (Beginning)                                       Women's Volleytennis
Learn the skills you need to hit a tennis ball in Mikethecoach's
                                                                          Women's volleytennis is a fast-paced game played with a
beginning class. Bring your own tennis racquet to class. Instruc-
                                                                          tennis-height net with a volleyball on a volleyball court. Teams
tor: Mike Inouye
                                                                          play Monday nights beginning at 7 p.m. at various parks on
• A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
                                                                          outdoor courts. Teams may obtain registration packets at the
31299      Tu     8 - 9pm        2/12-3/12         MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.
                                                                          Recreation office at City Hall or call (562) 866-9771 ext. 2408.
31300      Tu     8 - 9pm        4/2-4/30          MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.
                                                                          Fees and other details are available in the packets.
31301      Tu     8 - 9pm        5/21-6/18         MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.
                                                                                                    Spring Season
                                                                                    Registration packets available online now at
                                                                                           www.lakewoodcity.org/sports
Mikethecoach Tennis (Advanced Beginning)                                                Registration dates: January 14 – 24
Apply the skills you learned in Mikethecoach's beginning class to                         League dates: March 4 – May 6
develop your tennis playing style. Bring your own tennis racquet to                                Summer Season
class. Instructor: Mike Inouye                                                          Registration dates: May 6 – May 16
• A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.                             League dates: July 1 – September 9
31296      F      8 - 9pm       2/15-3/15          MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.
31297      F      8 - 9pm       4/5-5/3            MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.
31298      F      8 - 9pm       5/24-6/21          MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.                           Adult Softball
                                                                          Adult softball leagues are organized and scheduled as follows:
                                                                          Men’s Slow Pitch – W, Th, F evenings
Mikethecoach Tennis                 (Intermediate)                        Women’s Slow Pitch – Su afternoons, Tu evenings
Learn how to use your tennis playing style in various playing situa-      Co-ed Slow Pitch – Su afternoons, Th evenings
tions designed by Mikethecoach. Bring your own tennis racquet to          Fast Pitch – F evenings
class. Instructor: Mike Inouye                                                                      Spring Season
• A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.                         Registration packets available online now at
31302      Th        8 - 9pm     2/14-3/14         MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.                      www.lakewoodcity.org/sports
31303      Th        8 - 9pm     4/4-5/2           MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.                    Registration dates: January 14 - 27
31304      Th        8 - 9pm     5/23-6/20         MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.                     League dates: March 3 – May 17
                                                                                                   Summer Season
                                                                                         Registration dates: May 6 – May 16
                                                                                      League dates: June 30 – September 20
Mikethecoach Tennis                   (Advanced)
Test your playing style against other players in skill, power and         Adult Activities at Mayfair High School Gymnasium
strategy drills designed by Mikethecoach. Bring your own tennis
racquet to class. Instructor: Mike Inouye
• A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.                     Adult Indoor Soccer Free Play*
31293       W        8 - 9pm     2/13-3/13         MAY     $50/5 Mtgs.    Come play a new, fast-paced sport that is rising in popularity.
31294       W        8 - 9pm     4/3-5/1           MAY     $50/5 Mtgs.    Indoor soccer allows you to come to a safe, lighted environ-
31295       W        8 - 9pm     5/22-6/19         MAY     $50/5 Mtgs.    ment to play the sport you love. Free play format will organize
                                                                          multiple formats for added enjoyment. Bring your friends and
                                                                          have fun. No fee.
Tennis Clinic -         Intermediate/Advanced                                                Mondays, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
This USPTA certified tennis class focuses on drills to help improve                            •January 7 – May 13
your game. Proper technique is recommended and match play is
emphasized. Players can benefit from our strategy, footwork drills,                Adult Basketball Free Play*
and mental toughness. Visit our website at TATacademy.com.
                                                                          Come join the free play basketball at Mayfair High School
Location: Lakewood Tennis Center, 4212 Clubhouse Dr., Lakewood.
                                                                          Gymnasium.
Instructor: Lakewood Tennis Center Staff
                                                                                              Saturdays, 5 – 7 p.m.
• Bring tennis racquet and two unopened cans of heavy duty balls.
                                                                                              •February 2 – May 11
• Proper tennis shoes required - No basketball or running shoes.
31517     Sa    10   -   11am   2/9-3/2      Off   Site   $44/4   Mtgs.
31518     Sa    10   -   11am   3/9-3/30     Off   Site   $44/4   Mtgs.        Adult/Teen Volleyball Free Play*
31519     Sa    10   -   11am   4/6-4/27     Off   Site   $44/4   Mtgs.
31520     Sa    10   -   11am   5/4-5/25     Off   Site   $44/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          Free play volleyball will be held for all levels at the Mayfair
31521     Sa    10   -   11am   6/1-6/15     Off   Site   $33/3   Mtgs.
                                                                          High School gymnasium. Multiple courts will be used so that
                                                                          skill levels for play are equal.
     Mikethecoach's Individual Coaching                                   Teens                              Adults
      Serious about becoming a better player?                             •Thursdays, 6:30 – 9 p.m.         •Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
       Get the coaching you need to take your                             •January 10 – May 16              •January 8 – May 14
     game to the next level from Mikethecoach.
    Contact Mikethecoach for an appointment at
     (310)874-6698 or mike@mikethecoach.com.                                  *Check for closures at www.lakewoodcity.org/sports
                Fee: $35.00/half-hour.

(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                     9
Adult Special Interest
                                                                        Fondant Figurines
                      Cooking Classes                                   Come and see how easy it is to create figures with your fondant.
                                                                        These same techniques work for modeling chocolate. For teens -
Scrumptious Salads                                                      adults. Instructor: Lakyn Wynn
You’ll discover there’s no end to the possible combinations of fresh    • A complete list of supplies needed for class is located at
ingredients for making scrumptious salads. You’ll learn to prepare        www.plumforest.com.
tortellini-pesto salad, Santa Fe chicken salad, Southwestern-style      31686        W        6:30 - 8pm       3/6       WSC       $20/1 Mtg.
port and black bean salad, couscous and lamb salad, wilted spin-        31687        W        6:30 - 8pm       6/5       WSC       $20/1 Mtg.
ach with apples and feta cheese and more, including several dress-
ings. Instructor: April Berg
• A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.            Put Some Pork on Your Fork!
31659      M     6:30 - 9:30pm       2/4       WSC        $23/1 Mtg.    Less fat, but all the flavor - pork, ‘the other white meat’, will be our
                                                                        main entrée in this class. We will oven-roast a Potato-Crusted bone-
                                                                        in center-cut Pork Loin Roast, which will then be cut into chops and
Gourmet Pizzas                                                          served with a fresh-made Creamy Pesto Sauce. The side dishes will
Come tantalize your taste buds! You will learn to make three dif-       include a creamy Potato-Cheese Soup and Sugar Snap peas with
ferent pizza crusts with the proper baking methods. Your guests         Leeks and Pancetta. We will also make some Easy Cheesy Corn
will be impressed at those football pizza parties with the unique,      Puffs (kind of like corn fritters) to go along with our meal. Instruc-
delicious pizzas you will be serving such as Sicilian pizza, barbecue   tor: Robert Quarto
chicken, garlic chicken, the ultimate vegetarian and much more!         • A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
Instructor: April Berg                                                  31347       Tu       6 - 9pm        3/12       WSC         $23/1 Mtg.
• A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
31662      M      6:30 - 9:30pm      3/4       WSC       $23/1 Mtg.     Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free
                                                                        Cooking
                                                                        The key to a vegetarian and vegan diet is variety. In this class you
                                                                        will learn how to make the most delicious meals starting with ap-
                                                                        petizers, a variety of salads with gluten free and vegan dressings,
                                                                        whole grain dishes, main courses and even vegan style baking. You
    The city is holding its 17th Annual Volunteer Day                   will be amazed at the explosion these dishes will have on your taste
    on April 20, an event that has attracted volunteers                 buds! Instructor: April Berg
    over the years to come out to work on a variety of                  • A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
    clean-up projects at private homes, schools, and                    31661       M      6:30 - 9:30pm      4/8        WSC       $23/1 Mtg.
    parks. Is there someone in your neighborhood
    who needs help with their home?                                     Gourmet Picnic
    Qualifying sites would consist of private homes in                  What could be more wonderful than a romantic evening under the
    Lakewood owned by someone who:                                      stars or attending a concert in the park? In this class you will learn
    	 •	 Needs	help	with	outside	jobs	such	as	weed-	                    to prepare a variety of taste tantalizing dishes to impress your
           ing, light painting, yard work or trimming                   friends and family. You will learn to pack and transport the perfect
    	 •	 Is	unable	to	complete	the	work	themselves			                   picnic basket and some perfect Lakewood destinations to enjoy it
           (due to age or disability) or                                at! Instructor: April Berg
    	 •	 Is	unable	to	afford	to	hire	someone	to	do	it                   • A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
    If	you	meet	the	selection	criteria,	or	if	you	have	                 31660       M       6:30 - 9:30pm      5/6       WSC       $23/1 Mtg.
    a friend, family member or neighbor who would
    benefit from a clean-up project call Burns Commu-
    nity Center by March 1 to have your home consid-                    Lobsterfest 2013!
    ered.		If	you’d	like	to	volunteer	to	help	at	a	project	             Back by popular demand! Bring your bibs and come to a good
    site, please contact the Burns Community Center                     old-fashioned, East-coast style Lobster Boil! You will learn about
    at (562) 925-7512.                                                  the different types of lobsters, how to properly crack, de-shell and
                                                                        eat your own whole lobster. Don’t worry; there will be lots of paper
                                                                        towels on hand for that melted butter dripping down your chin! Lob-
                                                                        sters will be flown in ‘live’ from Maine on the day of class. Don’t
                                                                        wait too long to sign up....this class fills up FAST! Instructor:
                                                                        Robert Quarto
                                                                        • A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
                                                                        31346       Tu       6 - 9pm        5/14        WSC        $23/1 Mtg.


                                                                          Please register early! At some point, we must de-
                                                                          termine if enrollment is sufficient to hold a class. If
                                                                          you haven’t registered in advance, we can’t notify
                                                                          you if the class is canceled, or if we have made a
                                                                          change in the class logistics.


10                                                                                                                            Spring Recreation
                                                                                    Adult Special Interest
                                                                           Dog Manners Crash Course
                   Workshops & Classes                                     Accomplish your training goals and get behavior problems under
                                                                           control in just four weeks! Exercises will include: sit and down on
Basics of Selling on eBay                                                  command, sit-stay and down-stay with distractions, come when
Learn how to sell on eBay - It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s profitable! You   called and controlled walking on a leash. For dogs ages four
will learn how to research and create listings, improve your listings      months or older. Please pre-register and instructor will contact you
with better descriptions and photography, set pricing, open and use        with orientation information prior to first lesson. Dogs attend all
a PayPal account, monitor your listings and complete transactions.         meetings. Instructor: Dog Services Unlimited
The instructor is an Education Specialist trained by eBay to provide       • Please bring current vaccination records and $5 insurance fee
you with the most up-to-date instruction, curriculum and course              to first class. Vaccinations must be current.
material. Instructor: Patricia Coleman                                     31461      Tu     7:30 - 8:45pm     3/5-3/26       SM     $72/4 Mtgs.
• A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor for the ‘Basics
  of Selling on eBay Student Guide.’
• Bring your lunch for a short break.                                      Dog Obedience
31188        Sa   9:30am - 3:30pm       3/9       WSC      $79/1 Mtg.      Does your dog need training? If so, enroll with your dog, age 5
31189        Sa   9:30am - 3:30pm       5/11      WSC      $79/1 Mtg.      months and older, (larger breeds accepted at 4 months); handlers
                                                                           ages 10 years to adult. Includes advice on behavior problems
                                                                           such as chewing, hole digging, house soiling etc. and all A.K.C.
Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published                                      novice obedience commands (proper heel, sit-stay, down, come,
If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling          etc.). Trophies and certificates awarded at graduation. Check out
magazine articles, short stories, poems, or even a novel, this com-        DogClassinfo.com Instructor: Dog Services Unlimited
prehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor’s desk.        • Do not bring your dog to the first class.
You will discover how to: become a ‘published’ writer overnight; sub-      • Please bring current vaccination records and $10 materials fee
mit manuscripts correctly; find the right publisher; write irresistible      to first class (for insurance and training manual).
query letters; and 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer.           • The first class will meet indoors.
If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop, taught          31462      Tu     6:30 - 7:30pm      2/12-4/2      SM     $83/8 Mtgs.
by a successful, published writer, is a must! Instructor: LeeAnne          31463      Tu     6:15 - 7:15pm      4/9-5/28      SM     $83/8 Mtgs.
Krusemark
• A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
31764         W         6 - 8pm      2/6          WSC      $30/1 Mtg.      Dog Training: A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen
                                                                           Test
                                                                           This 10-part certification test is open to both pure-bred and mixed-
Book Club Dinner Group                                                     breed dogs who already obey basic obedience commands and who
Come eat dinner and have stimulating conversation with others who          can remain calm when faced with distracting situations in public
love good books. Instructor: April Berg                                    places. Those who pass all ten skills will receive paper work to
• A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in each class for        send in to the American Kennel Club, who will mail the official cer-
  refreshments.                                                            tificate. For a detailed list of skills tested, visit www.dogclassinfo.
• Please read The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigliani before the         com or call (714) 532-3647. Please pre-register. Test Evaluator:
  first class and the remaining books will be selected by the class        Rose Healy, Dog Services Unlimited
  each month.                                                              • Bring your dog with current vaccination record to first meet-
31667   Tu    7 - 9pm    2/19, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21    WSC    $25/4 Mtgs.      ing.
                                                                           31467      Tu     7:30 - 8:30pm     5/14-5/21      SM    $25/2 Mtgs.



                                                                           Drums for Fun
                                                                           Adults (ages 13 and up) can learn the basic techniques of drum-
                                                                           ming from a professional musician. Instruction includes proper grip
                                                                           positions, hand and wrist development, sight-reading, hand and foot
                                                                           coordination, rudimental training and drumset techniques. Stu-
                                                                           dents will have the opportunity to play on a drumset. The instruc-
                                                                           tor provides sticks, practice pads and music sheets during group
                                                                           lessons. Sticks and pads may be purchased from the instructor.
                                                                           Check out Lennygdrumville.com. Instructor: Lenny ‘Gee’ Giachello
                                                                           31477      Tu     9 - 9:45pm      2/5-3/19       BOL      $65/7 Mtgs.
                                                                           31478      Tu     9 - 9:45pm      3/26-5/7       BOL      $65/7 Mtgs.



                                                                           I love to walk along the paths,
                                                                           take pictures, and bird watching
                                                                           along the West San Gabriel River
                                                                           Nature Trail at Monte Verde Park.

(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                      11
Adult Special Interest
Frisbee Fun for You and Your Dog                                            Guitar - Level I
Bring your bark to the park and discover the fun sport of Dog-Frisbee       A beginning class designed to familiarize students with tuning the
Toss’n Fetch! Avid Dog-disc competitor, David Procida, will include         guitar and learning the most basic chords and melodies. Emphasis
instruction of proper Frisbee throwing techniques and getting your          will be placed on proper playing technique and fundamental con-
dog motivated to catch a disc AND bring it back to you, as well as          cepts of music. Bring your own guitar. Instructor Dan Howe
some freestyle moves like spins and weaving through your legs!              • A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
Space is limited in this 90 minute semi-private lesson so please pre-       31337      Th    7:35 - 8:35pm      2/7-3/7        MAY     $63/5 Mtgs.
register. Instructor: David Procida, Dog Services Unlimited.                31338      Th    7:35 - 8:35pm      3/28-4/25      MAY     $63/5 Mtgs.
• Bring your dog with current vaccination records, water, and a             31339      Th    7:35 - 8:35pm      5/16-6/13      MAY     $63/5 Mtgs.
  $5 materials fee (includes a Frisbee) to class.
• Meet at the grassy area near the center of the park.
31464      Su      11am - 12:30pm       2/24       SM      $25/1 Mtg.       Guitar - Level II
                                                                            Prerequisite: Guitar Level I or instructor’s approval. A more in-depth
                                                                            study of chords (including bar chords), melodies, strums and playing
                                                                            technique. Also some basic scales and soloing. Bring your own
                                                                            guitar. Instructor Dan Howe
                                                                            • A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
                                                                            31340      Th    8:40 - 9:40pm      2/7-3/7        MAY     $63/5 Mtgs.
                                                                            31341      Th    8:40 - 9:40pm      3/28-4/25      MAY     $63/5 Mtgs.
                                                                            31342      Th    8:40 - 9:40pm      5/16-6/13      MAY     $63/5 Mtgs.



                                                                            Meet the Publisher
                                                                            Have you ever wanted to talk to a real publisher? Are you tired of
                                                                            having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals? Bring your
                                                                            in-progress manuscript for a class critique of your poetry, article,
                                                                            short story, novel, non-fiction book, children's book, etc. You will
                                                                            then learn about the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self
                                                                            publishing options. You can then leave a COPY of your manuscript
                                                                            with LeeAnne, the owner of an author-friendly publishing house, for
                                                                            a professional critique (optional materials fee of $50 for up to 25
                                                                            double-spaced pages + $1/page thereafter) and a list of publishers
                                                                            and/or agents who are interested in your type of work. If you cannot
                                                                            attend, but would like your manuscript critiqued, call for details.
                                                                            Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark
                                                                            • A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class for a
                                                                              detailed workbook.
Fun with Photography                                                        31765       W        8 - 9pm        2/6         WSC        $16/1 Mtg.
Are you ready to pull that little digital camera out of the drawer, take
it off of automatic and learn some real picture taking? This begin-
ning workshop style course, taught by a professional photographer,          More Fun with Photography
will teach you how to achieve the best quality images from your             A full size digital camera (SLR) can be a little overwhelming when
point and shoot digital camera. We will also cover a simple guide           taking photos. Does yours have too many bells and whistles?
to lighting and better photographic composition. Instructor: Paul           Don’t let all the buttons stop you from having fun! In this course,
Litzinger                                                                   taught by a professional photographer, you will learn how to set up
31578      Sa     12:30 - 3:30pm       2/9        CTR      $29/1   Mtg.     your camera, lighting techniques and some basic photographic com-
31579      Sa     9am - 12pm           3/16       CTR      $29/1   Mtg.     position to achieve the best images possible and make your photos
31580      Sa     12:30 - 3:30pm       4/20       CTR      $29/1   Mtg.     look great! Instructor: Paul Litzinger
31581      Sa     9am - 12pm           5/11       CTR      $29/1   Mtg.     31582      Sa     9am - 12pm           2/9       CTR       $29/1   Mtg.
                                                                            31583      Sa     12:30 - 3:30pm       3/16      CTR       $29/1   Mtg.
                                                                            31584      Sa     9am - 12pm           4/20      CTR       $29/1   Mtg.
Getting Paid to Talk                                                        31585      Sa     12:30 - 3:30pm       5/11      CTR       $29/1   Mtg.
Ever been told you have a great voice? From audio books and
cartoons to documentaries, commercials, and more, this class will
introduce you to the growing field of voice over. Learn what the pros       Professional Makeover Techniques
look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your area! We’ll        You don’t have to be thin or beautiful to look good every day. High-
discuss industry pros and cons and play samples from working                light the best of your facial features and still have a natural look with
voice professionals. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to record      basic makeover concepts. You will also experience a revolutionary
a short professional script under the direction of our teacher. This        anti-aging skin system tested and proven at Scripps Research Clinic
class is lots of fun, realistic, and a great first step for anyone inter-   that blocks the free radicals that cause chronological and acceler-
ested in the voice over field. Instructor: VoiceCoaches staff. For          ated aging of the skin. Instructor: Jackie Satterthwaite
more info please visit: http://www.voicecoaches.com/gptt                    • Students may wish to take Wardrobe Color Analysis first.
31657       W       6:30 - 9pm        2/27       MAY       $20/1 Mtg.       31160      Sa      9:30 - 11:30am       3/16       WSC     $38/1 Mtg.
31658       W       6:30 - 9pm        5/29       WSC       $20/1 Mtg.       31161      Sa      9:30 - 11:30am       5/18       WSC     $38/1 Mtg.


12                                                                                                                                 Spring Recreation
                                                                                    Adult Special Interest
Slimming Power                                                                                      CERT
Willpower sets the direction; imagination makes it happen easily.
Come and enjoy learning self hypnosis and visualization techniques
for slimming your body in an easy and comfortable way. Instruc-             Who You Gonna Call? Fol-
tor: Dr. Linda Scholl, Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Certified        lowing a major disaster, first
Hypnotherapist.
31556      Th         6 - 9pm      5/16         WSC           $29/1 Mtg.
                                                                            responders who provide
                                                                            fire and medical services
                                                                            will not be able to meet the
Smoke No More & Feel Great                                                  demand for these services.
This special class is only for you who want to let go of the smok-
ing habit easily, effortlessly, and NOW! Join others, like Chris, who       Factors such as number
didn’t think it was possible--and then ended her 55-year habit in           of victims, communication
20 minutes using advanced techniques of NLP and hypnotherapy.
Instructor: Dr. Linda Scholl, DCH                                           failures, and road blockages
31554       Th        6:30 - 9pm        2/28    WSC         $29/1 Mtg.      will prevent people from accessing emergency services
31555       Th        6:30 - 9pm        4/4     WSC         $29/1 Mtg.
                                                                            they have come to expect at a moment's notice through
                                                                            911. People will have to rely on each other for help in
Wardrobe Color Analysis                                                     order to meet their immediate life saving and life sus-
Use color to bring out the best in whatever you are wearing. The
                                                                            taining needs. One also expects that under these kinds
self-confidence and knowledge you gain will last a lifetime. Each
woman in the class is individually color analyzed according to the          of conditions, family members, fellow employees, and
four-season theory. Instructor: Jackie Satterthwaite                        neighbors will spontaneously try to help each other. The
• Color swatches are available for a nominal fee.
31162      Sa    9:30am - 12:30pm        3/9     WSC          $37/1 Mtg.    CERT course will benefit any citizen who takes it. This
31163      Sa    9:30am - 12:30pm        5/11    WSC          $37/1 Mtg.    individual will be better prepared to respond and cope
                                                                            with the aftermath of a disaster.
     Survive for 7 Disaster Planning Program                                   The CERT program is 21 hours of FREE classroom
   Can you and your family...Survive for 7 Days?
                                                                            instruction and hands-on training, taught by FEMA Certi-
   The aftermath of Hur-                                                    fied CERT Instructors in conjunction with Los Angeles
   ricane Sandy taught the                                                  County Fire and Sheriff's Department personnel. It is
   nation the importance                                                    broken up into the following units:
   of individual self-reliance                                                        3 Disaster Preparedness
   and family preparedness                                                            3 Disaster Fire Suppression
   when a major disaster                                                              3 Disaster Medical Operations I
   strikes. Having food,                                                              3 Disaster Medical Operations II
   water and shelter for                                                              3 Light Search and Rescue Operations
   seven days is the new                                                              3 Disaster Psychology & Organization
   standard for personal and family disaster survival.                                3 Terrorism
   Lakewood's “Survive for 7” disaster planning program                               3 Course Review and Simulation
   educates residents about emergency preparedness                             During each session participants are required to wear
   and offers the skills they might need to survive in the                  closed toed shoes and long pants (for safety purposes).
   first week following a catastrophe.                                      The course will be held on three consecutive Saturdays
      Do you know what to do? Do you have a plan?                           and you must attend all three sessions to receive your
   Fire, police and emergency medical services may be                       CERT certification. Participants must be at least 18
   delayed in responding. You need to learn what to do,                     years old.
   have a plan, and be prepared to take care of yourself,                   Pre-registration is required.
   your family and your community.                                          31059    Sa   9am – 4:30pm   3/16, 3/23, 3/30   WSC   Free

   Sign up to learn the basics of preparing for emergency
   situations.                                                             I love watching my kids play
   31061         Tu        6 – 7 p.m.     2/5         LYC        FREE
                                                                           baseball and hang out at the play-
   31062         Tu        6 – 7 p.m.     5/7         LYC        FREE
                                                                           ground at Palms Park.
(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                            13
Adult Arts and Crafts
30 Minutes to Wow                                                       Bow Making
In this hands-on class, you will learn ‘Wow’ art lessons to do with     Tired of paying all that money for pre-made bows? Come learn how
children or adults in 30 minutes. This is a great class for teach-      to make beautiful bows using the Bowdabra Bow maker as well as
ers, home schoolers, and anyone who wants to create instant art.        other cute packaging techniques. You will need to come to class
Christine has over 30 years experience in Curriculum design includ-     with a Bowdabra, Bowdabra wire, at least 30 yards of wire ribbon
ing teaching at Whittier College and developing classes for Princess    (color of choice, at least 1 inch wide) and scissors. Instructor:
Cruise line. Instructor: Christine Angeli                               Lakyn Wynn
• A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.            31678      W        6:30 - 7:30pm         5/15       WSC       $15/1 Mtg.
31721      M       7 - 9pm        4/15        CTR        $35/1 Mtg.
                                                                        Crochet Hearts
                                                                        Use these cute hearts that you will learn to make for pins, hair
ABC’s of Candle Making                                                  clips, or sew them onto bags, clothes, headbands, wristbands, or
Come see how easy it is to create your own candles for yourself         whatever strikes your fancy! These are fun, fast and easy to make!
or as gifts! You will learn about gel and wax candle making tech-       Location: Stitches in Time, 16525 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, (562)
niques. For ages 14 - adult. Instructor: Lakyn Wynn                     804-9341. Instructor: Candace Broeker
• Bring pen and paper for notes.                                        • Bring or plan to purchase a size F or G crochet hook.
31671      W      6:30 - 7:30pm     4/10       WSC       $15/1 Mtg.     • A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
                                                                        31717          F             6 - 8pm      2/1      Off Site    $12/1 Mtg.
                                                                        31718          Sa            2 - 4pm      2/2      Off Site    $12/1 Mtg.
ABC’s of Decoupage
Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by combining glued         Floral Design
paper cutouts and paint techniques. No experience is necessary. A       Learn the basic principals and practices of professional floral
different project will be completed in each class. Instructor: Lakyn    design, as you work step-by-step with the instructor, creating your
Wynn                                                                    own beautiful fresh flower arrangement each week. Throughout the
31672      W      6:30 - 8:30pm     3/13       WSC       $15/1 Mtg.     year, each session is new and different from the previous one as we
31673      W      6:30 - 8:30pm     5/22       WSC       $15/1 Mtg.     incorporate seasonal flowers and holiday themes in both classic and
31674      W      6:30 - 8:30pm     6/12       WSC       $15/1 Mtg.     contemporary designs. Have fun, and watch your creativity bloom!
                                                                        Instructor: Kathy Day
                                                                        • Please register in advance.
ABC’s of Soap Making                                                    • Bring scissors, pruning clippers and a small knife to each class
Come see how easy it is to create your own bath soaps for yourself        (steak knife is fine).
or for gifts. You will learn basic soap making techniques, including:   • A $60 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class (cash
scenting, coloring, embossing, herbs, wrapping and more! Instruc-         only please).
tor: Lakyn Wynn                                                         31262      W        7   -   8:30pm     2/6-3/6        WSC      $30/5   Mtgs.
• Bring pen and paper for notes.                                        31263      Th       7   -   8:30pm     2/7-3/7        WSC      $30/5   Mtgs.
31675      W      6:30 - 7:30pm     4/24       WSC       $15/1 Mtg.     31264      W        7   -   8:30pm     3/13-4/10      WSC      $30/5   Mtgs.
                                                                        31265      Th       7   -   8:30pm     3/14-4/11      WSC      $30/5   Mtgs.
Baby Headbands, Knit or Crochet                                         31266      W        7   -   8:30pm     4/17-5/15      WSC      $30/5   Mtgs.
Learn basic skills to make cute accessories for the newest little       31267      Th       7   -   8:30pm     4/18-5/16      WSC      $30/5   Mtgs.
ones! After making the basic headband, we will make embellish-          31268      W        7   -   8:30pm     5/22-6/12      WSC      $24/4   Mtgs.
ments, including a flower, a heart and bow. Location: Stitches in       31269      Th       7   -   8:30pm     5/23-6/13      WSC      $24/4   Mtgs.
Time, 16525 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, (562) 804-9341. Instruc-
tor: Candace Broeker                                                    Jewelry Fundamentals
• Bring or plan to purchase a size G crochet hook or size 7             This class is packed full of information on bead stringing, layout,
  knitting needles.                                                     design, tools, and earring construction. After this class, you will be
• A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.            able to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings to sell or give as
31715      Sa      2 - 4pm     3/23-3/30     Off Site   $20/2 Mtgs.     gifts. If you have broken necklaces or earrings at home or just want
31716      Sa      2 - 4pm     6/1-6/8       Off Site   $20/2 Mtgs.     to learn how to make jewelry inexpensively, this class is for you.
                                                                        Christine will also share her discount supply sources with you. See:
Beading Basics                                                          www.craftwithme.com for samples. Instructor: Christine Angeli
Come learn the basics of beading. In this fun class you will discov-    • A $15 - $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class
er how simple and rewarding beading can be. You will leave class          for necklace & earring kit.
with the understanding and ability to go create your own necklaces      31719      W            7 - 9:30pm        5/1        MAY       $35/1 Mtg.
and bracelets. Ages 14 - adult. Instructor: Lakyn Wynn
• A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class (cash       Knit and Chat (Crochet Too!)
  only please)                                                          Join the group for learning and good conversation! Bring a project
31676      W      6:30 - 7:30pm      2/20      WSC       $15/1 Mtg.     you need help on or start something new. All levels of ability are
31677      W      6:30 - 7:30pm      5/1       WSC       $15/1 Mtg.     welcome, including beginners! Location: Stitches in Time, 16525
                                                                        Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, (562) 804-9341. Instructor: Candace
                                                                        Broeker
   Fees listed represent the cost for Lakewood residents.               • A $20 materials fee for beginners is payable to the instructor at
    Non-residents see chart on Registration Information                   the first class.
                   page for additional fees.                            31712      M        10am - 1pm         3/4-3/18     Off Site   $27/3 Mtgs.
                                                                        31713      M        10am - 1pm         4/15-4/29    Off Site   $27/3 Mtgs.

14                                                                                                                                Spring Recreation
                                                                                   Adult arts and Crafts
Learn to Knit the 5-Hour Baby Sweater                                     Stenciling Secrets
                 Finished with this 5 hours; join
This cute design can really be knitted in Brochure?the class to           Adhesive stencils are ideal for adding painted designs to any
learn all the tips and tricks! Hat and booties are included to make       project, especially on curved or slick surfaces. Students will learn
a complete set. Location: Stitches in Time, 16525 Bellflower Blvd.,       to use these stencils while creating a one-of-a-kind project for their
Bellflower, (562) 804-9341. Instructor: Candace Broeker                   homes or to use as gifts. A different project will be completed at
• Materials may be purchased the night of class ($14).                    each class. No previous experience necessary. Instructor: Lakyn
• Please bring, or plan to purchase, size 10 1/2 needles.                 Wynn
31774      Sa      2 - 4pm      3/2-3/16       Off Site    $30/3 Mtgs.    • A list of supplies needed for class is located at www.Plumforest.
31775      Sa      2 - 4pm      5/11-5/25      Off Site    $30/3 Mtgs.      com
                                                                          31684     W       6:30 - 8pm      3/20         WSC       $15/1 Mtg.
                                                                          31685     W       6:30 - 8pm      5/8          WSC       $15/1 Mtg.
Morning Sewing Circle
Come join us for a casual, unstructured sewing class. Do your own
project with the instructor’s help or join in the group project. Please   Tole Painting         (Intermediate/Advanced)
bring all necessary sewing items & materials along with knowledge         Make beautiful tole painted items in this class designed for the
of operating your sewing machine. Projects may include quilts, quil-      advanced painter or the intermediate that wants a challenge.
lows, clothing and more. Instructor: Louise Petersen                      Come paint great new seasonal projects with us while learning new
• At times a minimal copying fee is payable to the instructor in          techniques. New students should register two weeks prior to class.
  class.                                                                  Instructor: Debra Ocoboc
• No class May 28.                                                        • Contact instructor for supply list, (562) 425-3104.
31231      Tu    10am - 2pm      1/29-3/12       CTR      $35/7 Mtgs.     • No class April 4.
31232      Tu    10am - 2pm      3/19-4/30       CTR      $35/7 Mtgs.     31065     Th    10am - 12:30pm      2/7-3/14     CTR    $29/6   Mtgs.
31233      Tu    10am - 2pm      5/7-6/11        CTR      $25/5 Mtgs.     31066     Th    7 - 9:30pm          2/7-3/14     CTR    $29/6   Mtgs.
                                                                          31067     Th    10am - 12:30pm      3/21-5/2     CTR    $29/6   Mtgs.
                                                                          31068     Th    7 - 9:30pm          3/21-5/2     CTR    $29/6   Mtgs.
One Stroke Painting                                                       31069     Th    10am - 12:30pm      5/9-6/13     CTR    $29/6   Mtgs.
This class will teach you the ‘One Stroke’ decorative painting tech-      31070     Th    7 - 9:30pm          5/9-6/13     CTR    $29/6   Mtgs.
nique that is sweeping the nation. It’s an exciting and easy decora-
tive painting technique that is very colorful, bold and for any surface   Watercolor in One Day
that you want to decorate. It will increase your creative potential       Learn the beautiful art of watercoloring with Christine. We will be
and make you feel that you have accomplished a new-found hobby.           using watercolor cakes and watercolor pencils to create stunning
No previous painting experience necessary! For ages 14 - adult.           effects. Techniques covered will include masking, wax resists,
Instructor: Lakyn Wynn                                                    graduated washes, and more. You will leave with a number of small
• A list of projects and supplies needed is located at                    art pieces suitable for a special card and/or framing. Instructor:
   www.plumforest.com.                                                    Christine Angeli
31680       W       6 - 8pm        2/27         WSC        $20/1 Mtg.     • A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
31681       W       6 - 8pm        4/17         WSC        $20/1 Mtg.     • Register early. Class size is limited.
31682       W       6 - 8pm        5/29         MAY        $20/1 Mtg.     31720      M        7 - 9:30pm       4/22       CTR      $35/1 Mtg.



Pottery        (Int./Adv.)
Learn to appreciate wheel-thrown or hand-built pottery by trying it
yourself. Class is a workshop atmosphere, with a glaze firing each
session. Over 10 glazes from which to choose. For ages 18 and
older. Instructor: Barbara Hass
• A $10 lab fee and $10 glaze fee are payable to the instructor at
  the first class.
31548      W       6:45 - 9pm     2/20-3/20       CTR     $40/5 Mtgs.
31549      W       6:45 - 9pm     4/3-5/1         CTR     $40/5 Mtgs.
31550      W       6:45 - 9pm     5/15-6/12       CTR     $40/5 Mtgs.



Pottery Workshop              (Beg.)
Learn to appreciate wheel-thrown or hand-built pottery by trying it
yourself. Class is a workshop atmosphere, with a glaze firing each
session. Over 10 glazes from which to choose. For ages 18 and
older. Instructor: Barbara Hass
• A $10 lab fee and $10 glaze fee are payable to the instructor at
  the first class.
31551      Tu     6:45 - 9pm      2/19-3/19      CTR      $40/5 Mtgs.
31552      Tu     6:45 - 9pm      4/2-4/30       CTR      $40/5 Mtgs.
31553      Tu     6:45 - 9pm      5/14-6/11      CTR      $40/5 Mtgs.




(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                  15
Family Programs
Daddy/Daughter Date Night                                               Mom & Me Knitting & Crocheting
Dads, grandfathers, and special friends, invite your daughter(s)        Children and adults are welcome in this class for beginners and
ages 5 years and older to the Masquerade Ball at The Centre at          above. Students start with basic knitting and a choice of easy
Sycamore Plaza. This semi-formal affair features a fabulous dinner      projects. Each student progresses at their own rate and crochet in-
followed by an evening of dancing to a popular area D.J. There will     struction is added as desired. Ages 7 and up. Location: Stitches in
be exciting contests throughout the night, including the crowning       Time, 16525 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, (562) 804-9341. Instruc-
of a king and princess. All guests will receive a keepsake daddy/       tor: Candace Broeker
daughter photo.                                                         • A $12 materials fee for the first project is payable to the in-
• Space is limited and registration will not be taken at the door.        structor at the first class.
• The last day to register is Friday, April 5 or until filled.          31708     Sa     10 - 11:30am          3/9-3/30     Off Site         $20/4 Mtgs.
31468       Sa      6 - 9pm       4/13       CTR     $18 Per person     31709     Sa     10 - 11:30am          5/4-5/25     Off Site         $20/4 Mtgs.



Family Camp                                                             Mother/Daughter Tea
Bring your children, ages 3 - 11, and spend a night out ‘under the      Mothers, grandmothers and aunts, bring your 5-14 year old daugh-
stars.’ It’s a great outdoor experience for everyone. Participate       ter, granddaughter or niece to a pleasant, relaxing afternoon of
in the fun activities including games, crafts, nature walks, roasting   tea. You’ll experience an authentic Victorian high tea complete with
marshmallows and singing around the campfire. Camp guides will          scones, tea sandwiches and a variety of desserts and of course,
be there to help you set up ‘camp’ and help your children enjoy the     tea (or lemonade for the little ones). Make sure to wear a favorite
fun. All meals and snacks are prepared so parents can sit back,         dress complete with hat and gloves, if you wish. Also, bring your
relax and enjoy nature. Instructor: April Berg                          favorite tea cup and saucer. Instructor: April Berg
• A ‘what to bring’ list will be mailed before camp.                    31665      Su        2 - 4pm            5/5         MVP              $14/1 Mtg.
• A $16 per couple materials fee for meals is payable to the instruc-
  tor at camp ($8 for each additional person).
31666     Sa-Su    1pm - 12pm    5/18-5/19     MVP     $17 Per couple   Mother/Son Mayhem at MVP
                                                                        ATTENTION! Forward march all soldiers ages 5 years and older in-
                                                                        vite your mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or other special ladies who
Karate (Parent/Child)                                                   are ready to compete in a team oriented boot camp themed event.
Bring your child (age 5 & older) and learn such self-defense moves      Put on your camouflage and participate in an array of obstacle
as basic kicks, blocks and punches together. You can advance in         courses and puzzle challenges. This event includes dinner, prizes
rank through the traditional Japanese Karate Shito Ryu. Each per-       and an explosive amount of FUN. A Sergeant and her Soldier will be
son must register. Instructor: Kathleen Wegener                         promoted and receive a dog tag. Everyone will receive a keepsake
• An $8 materials fee (new students only) is payable to the in-         mother/son photo.
  structor in class.                                                    • Space is limited and registration will not be taken at the door.
• Receive a discount for each additional family member. Discount        • The last day to register is Thursday, April 11 or until filled.
  must be requested through City Hall.                                  31469       Sa       5 - 8pm           4/20       MVP          $15 Per person
• No class April 4.
31589       Th      6 - 7pm      2/7-3/14      CTR      $40/6 Mtgs.
31590       Th      6 - 7pm      3/21-5/2      CTR      $40/6 Mtgs.     Parent & Me Ice Skating
31591       Th      6 - 7pm      5/9-6/13      CTR      $40/6 Mtgs.     Meet at Glacial Garden to ‘Get Fit and Socialize.’ Class fee
                                                                        includes skate rental (for one parent and child age 2-5), half hour
                                                                        of instruction and free practice session on your registered class
                                                                        day: Thu, 11am-1pm/Sat, 12-2pm. Dress warmly. Check in early.
                                                                        Pre-registration required. Location: Glacial Garden, 3975 Pixie Ave.,
    This is a Parent and Child multi-family                             Lakewood. Instructor: Glacial Garden Staff
                                                                        31348    Th      11:15   -   11:45am    1/31-2/21       Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
    group/class for parents and their children
                                                                        31349    Sa      12:15   -   12:45pm    2/2-2/23        Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
    ages 6 to 12 years old. A parent and child                          31350    Th      11:15   -   11:45am    2/28-3/21       Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
    group is simultaneously conducted. Parents                          31351    Sa      12:15   -   12:45pm    3/2-3/23        Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
    will learn how to improve communication, effectively                31352    Th      11:15   -   11:45am    3/28-4/18       Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
    set limits with their children, and improve parent                  31353    Sa      12:15   -   12:45pm    3/30-4/20       Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
    satisfaction. Children will learn to regulate their emo-            31354    Th      11:15   -   11:45am    4/25-5/16       Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
    tions, express thoughts and feelings, and improve                   31355    Sa      12:15   -   12:45pm    4/27-5/18       Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
    their social skills. A therapist facilitates the parent             31356    Th      11:15   -   11:45am    5/23-6/13       Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
    group while two therapists facilitate the children’s                31357    Sa      12:15   -   12:45pm    5/25-6/15       Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
    group. Each group is taught skills to improve the rela-
    tionship between parents and children. Classes meet                 I love taking my daughter to play
    on Wednesdays, January 16 - February 27, 2013,
    6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Burns Community Center.                  on the swings, having a picnic, and
    Light snacks will be provided. Please contact Viviana               especially the Pan Am Fiesta at
    Martinez, MSW from Community Family Guidance Cen-
                                                                        Mayfair Park…very entertaining and
                                                                        close to home!
    ter at (562) 924-5526 for further details and to sign
    up for the class.


16                                                                                                                                    Spring Recreation
                                                                                                  Family Programs

    Every day is a wonderful day to spend with your family! Come to The Centre at Sycamore Plaza in Lake-
    wood and join your neighbors and friends at FUN-Tastic Family Nights. Each event includes a light meal
    and fabulous entertainment for the entire family.
  Razzle Bam Boom                                                       Icky Yucky Gross Bug Show
  Come on out to the Centre at                                          Slither and crawl your way on down to the Centre at Sycamore
  Sycamore Plaza for a rockin’ good                                     Plaza for the Icky Yucky Gross Bug Show! This performance will
  time! “The History of Rock 'n' Roll”                                  showcase the creepy life of bugs through the use of comedy, mag-
  by Razzle Bam Boom is an exciting                                     ic and audience interaction. You will learn how to identify bugs, the
  family musical-comedy show, ideal                                     uses of them, their importance and all about their habitats.
  for ages 3 to 93! Through vocal and                                   • Fish sticks, mashed potatoes, lemonade and a dessert will be
  instrumental performance, humor,                                         served prior to the show.
  and audience participation, Razzle                                    • Seating will be on a first come basis. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
  Bam Boom takes the audience on                                        • Last day to register is March 5, or until filled.
  a journey through several decades                                     31185       F      6:30-8 p.m.    3/8       CTR        $8 per person
  of music - the 50s, 60s, 70s, and                                                                                  $5 children 3 and under
  the 80s. You’re not going to want to
  miss this fun-filled show!
  • Penne pasta, meatballs, bread-
     sticks, lemonade and a dessert
     will be served prior to the show.
  • Seating will be on a first come basis. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
  •	Last day to register is February 19, or until filled.
  31184      F      6:30-8 p.m.   2/22       CTR       $8 per person
                                             $5 children 3 and under


  Will & Company
  Come on down to the Centre at Sycamore Plaza and join Tom
  Sawyer and his friends on their many adventures as Mark Twain
  narrates his classic American tale about the wonder and chal-
  lenges of youth in a country on the brink of change. Some lucky
  audience members will even get to participate as actors in this
  highly interactive theatre performance! This is one show you are
  not going to want to miss!                                            The Animal Guys
  • BBQ chicken, corn, rolls, lemonade and a dessert will be            The Animal Guys are back by popular demand and headed to the
    served prior to the show.                                           Centre at Sycamore Plaza! And they are bringing many of their
  • Seating will be on a first come basis. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.      rainforest animal friends with them including a Squirrel Monkey,
  • Last day to register is April 2, or until filled.                   Two-toed Sloth, Macaw, Coatimundi, Kinkajou, Burmese Python,
  31186      F      6:30-8 p.m.      4/5       CTR      $8 per person   Alligator, Red-footed Tortoise, Tree Frog, Prehensile-tailed Skink,
                                              $5 children 3 and under   Rainbow Boa Constrictor, Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and an
                                                                        Emperor Scorpion! Come meet these creatures of the Rainforest!




                                                                        • Hamburgers, mac and cheese, lemonade and a dessert will be
                                                                          served prior to the show.
                                                                        • Seating will be on a first come basis. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
                                                                        • Last day to register is May 28, or until filled.
                                                                        31187       F       6:30-8 p.m.     5/31      CTR      $8 per person
                                                                                                                     $5 children 3 and under


(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                  17
Travel Programs
                   WELCOME TO THE CITY OF                                   USS Iowa
                 LAKEWOOD’S TRAVEL PROGRAM                                  Built in 1940, the USS IOWA, designated the ‘World’s Greatest
                                                                            Naval Ship’ due to her big guns, heavy armor, fast speed, longevity
  Please follow registration procedures listed in the back of the           and modernization, has kept pace with technology and served our
  catalog. Trip registration is through the Recreation Department
                                                                            country for more than 50 years. No other battleship in our na-
  at Lakewood City Hall. All trips depart from the Burns                    tion’s history has been host to more U.S. Presidents than the IOWA
  Community Center, 5510 Clark Ave. in Lakewood unless oth-                 and she has been dubbed ‘The Battleship of Presidents.’ Now in
  erwise noted. Participant parking is available in the southeast           her new home of Los Angeles, USS IOWA is transforming into the
  parking lot of Burns. All destinations are wheelchair accessible          most interactive and educational museum of her kind. Join us on a
  unless indicated otherwise. Please indicate on your registration          guided tour and see this piece of our nation’s history. Please arrive
  form if you use a wheelchair or other mobility aids. Departure            at 8:30 a.m. for check in. The bus will leave promptly at 9:00 a.m.
  and return times may be adjusted due to certain circumstances             Tour time is 10:00 a.m. An adult must accompany children of all
  beyond our control. Please register early as seating is on first          ages.
  come, first served basis. If you have questions concerning reg-           • USS IOWA is not ADA accessible. There are many obstacles and
  istration, call (562) 866-9771 ext. 2408 or (562) 924-0149                   stairs. No wheelchairs are allowed aboard and those using
  for questions concerning trip details.                                      canes and walkers should use extra caution. Children in
                                                                               strollers are not allowed.
                        TRAVEL REFUNDS                                      • Last day to register is March 25, or until filled.
                                                                            31725      Sa      8:30am - 1pm      4/13       BCC       $21 Adults
  Refunds will be granted only if the city is notified, the trip is full,                                                  $14 Children ages 6-17
  and the space can be resold by the City of Lakewood prior to the day
  of the trip. All three of these conditions must be met to authorize
  a refund. There is also a $5 administrative fee per person.               California Strawberry Festival
                                                                            The California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard has entertained guests
National Date Festival                                                      for years with award-winning attractions, exhibits, gooey contests,
Travel with us to Indio, California for the Riverside County Fair and       the hottest names in entertainment, the largest collection of Fine
National Date Festival. Experience the exotic Arabian nights musi-          Arts & Crafts (200+ booths), free rides and shows. The festival
cal pageant, a spectacular musical revue featuring singers, danc-           offers an unbelievable assortment of delicious strawberry foods
ers and exotic animals. The festival is also famous for a variety of        and beverages. Strawberry Land for Kids boasts free rides, pup-
fresh, homegrown dates. Bring the family for a fun day of camel             pet shows and more. Bring the kids to a magical kingdom with the
and ostrich races, carnival rides, and much more! Please arrive at          Berry-Go-Round, Kiddy Train, the Rock (Ferris Wheel) and other
8:30 a.m. for check in. The bus will leave promptly at 9:00 a.m.            attractions. Please arrive at 9:00 a.m. for check in. The bus will
An adult must accompany children of all ages.                               leave promptly at 9:30 a.m. An adult must accompany children of all
• Last day to register is Monday, February 4, or until filled.              ages.
31722      Sa      8:30am - 9:30pm       2/23       BCC     $15/Adults      • Last day to register is Monday, April 29, or until filled.
                                         $11 Children ages 12 and under     31724      Sa      9am - 4:30pm      5/18       BCC        $18/1 Mtg.
Whale Watching
Each year, thousands of Gray Whales leave the cold Arctic Seas and
follow the coastline to the warm calm waters of Southern California
and Baja. Newport Landing is ideally positioned to take advantage
of this annual migration. You will see these giant mammals in their
splendor as we cruise along the Laguna Beach coastline. Watch
and learn first hand as whales, dolphins and other marine life put
on one of the best shows on earth. Bring a snack, camera, binocu-
lars, sunscreen and a light jacket. Please arrive at 8:00 a.m. for
check in. The bus will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. Cruise time is
10:00 a.m. An adult must accompany children of all ages.
• Last day to register is Monday, March 4, or until filled.
31723       Sa      8am - 1:30pm       3/23        BCC        $25/1 Mtg.




    Enthusiastic and hard working
    individuals with great attitudes
    are needed at recreation facilities
    this summer. The Recreation and
    Community Services Department
    has a few part-time summer job
    openings available for recreation leaders, sports
    officials, swim instructors and lifeguards. Visit the
    city’s website at www.lakewoodcity.org for position
    information.


18 Fall Recreation                                                                                                                Spring Recreation
                                                                         Senior Program & Services
   The Weingart Senior Center is located at 5220 Oliva                           Older Adult Programming Hours:
   Avenue, Lakewood. Recreational activities are open to                    Weingart Senior Center (WSC)          Burns Community Center
   adults age 50 or older. For more information on senior                   M – Th 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.        M – F 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
   programs, please call (562) 630-6141.                                    F      9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                            Sat    9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Senior Programs
All senior classes, programs, and daily activities are held at the        DASH Transportation
Weingart Senior Center. Exercise classes, health programs, fitness        DASH Transportation offers FREE rides to Lake-               DASH
center, card games, billiards, dancing, lunch, arts and crafts and        wood residents (age 60 or older) or to physically
bingo for prizes are just some of the activities. Many classes are        or mentally disabled residents of any age, who are without their own
free and a complete schedule of classes can be obtained at the            means of transportation. Eligible residents can use DASH for any
Weingart Senior Center.                                                   purpose, within the City of Lakewood. Travel is also provided to the
                                                                          cities of Long Beach, Bellflower, Los Alamitos and Paramount for
Improve Balance, Stamina and more                                         medical and educational services only. DASH vehicles can accom-
                                                                          modate multiple passengers and are wheelchair accessible. For in-
The Weingart Senior Center fitness room is open to adults 50 years
                                                                          formation about this free service, or to register call the DASH office
and older. Fitness room equipment includes two computerized
                                                                          at (562) 924-0149, Monday - Friday between 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
stationary bikes, two treadmills, a multi-weight station and free
weights, all of which can be used free of charge. A current partici-
pation form is required to use the fitness room and some medical          Human Services Association Senior
conditions require a physician’s clearance. Call (562) 630-6141 for
further information or assistance.
                                                                          Lunch Program
                                                                          Come and enjoy a wonderful meal with friends at the Weingart
                                                                          Senior Center. Lunches are provided by Human Services Associa-
Free and Pre-paid Recreation Classes                                      tion for seniors 60 and older and their spouses for a suggested
The following classes are ongoing and are fee-based requiring pre-        donation of $2.25 per meal. Persons 59 and younger are required
registration.                                                             to pay a $4.50 fee. Everyone is welcome with a reservation made
• Basic Beginning Country Western Line Dancing – Mondays                  24 hours in advance. For more information, please call:
• Arts & Crafts – Wednesdays                                              •	 Weingart Senior Center Nutrition Site
• Ultra Beginning Country Western Line Dancing – Wednesdays                  5220 Oliva Ave.
• Social Dance Lessons – Thursdays                                           (562) 630-6210
The classes listed below are free and students may simply drop-in.        Human Services Association “Where Caring Becomes Doing”
• Senior Exercise – Mon. – Sat.
• Fitness Room – Mon. – Sat.
• Sculpting – Mondays
                                                                          Annual Grandparents Easter Party
• Plastic Canvas Needlepoint - Wednesdays                                 The Weingart Senior Center will hold its Annual Easter Party on
• Knitting & Crochet – Wednesdays                                         Thursday, March 28 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Grandparents are wel-
For more specific information, contact the Weingart Senior Center         come to bring grandchildren and great-grandchildren 10 years and
office at (562) 630-6141.                                                 younger to join in the fun. Pre-registration is required. Please bring
                                                                          hard-boiled eggs for dyeing. To register, or for more information,
                                                                          call the Center office (562) 630-6141.
Exercise Classes at Weingart are Free!
Did you know that there is a different free exercise class held every
                                                                         I love line dancing classes, knitting,
                                                                         and sharing stories with friends at
day at Weingart? The schedule is as follows:
• Mondays – Cardio Salsa
• Tues./Thurs./Sat. – Low Impact Aerobics
• Tues./Thurs./Sat. – Chair Exercise                                     the Weingart Senior Center.
• Wed./Fri. – Mat Exercise
All classes are free and there is no need to pre-register. For more
specific information, contact the Center office at (562) 630-6141.

Meals on Wheels
Lakewood Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals for seniors
who are frail or homebound. Meals are delivered by friendly volun-
teers. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer, please
contact the Lakewood Meals on Wheels office at (562) 925-8747.


Need Help Solving a Problem?
A wide variety of social services are offered at the Weingart Senior
Center. Services include, but are not limited to, assistance with
Medicare, information and referral and more. For more information
or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Case Manager at
(562) 630-6141.


(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                  19
Lakewood Sheriff's Community Safety Center Classes
  The Lakewood Sheriff’s Community Safety Center is lo-                  Join Lakewood Neighborhood Watch
  cated in the Target wing of the Lakewood Mall. The Center              Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly
  is open during mall business hours and offers many op-                 ways to prevent crime. This pro-active crime prevention program
                                                                         creates a partnership between neighborhoods, the City of Lake-
  portunities.                                                           wood and the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station. Keep your
     Inside, you’ll find information on city programs and ac-            neighborhood safe. Get involved in Neighborhood
  tivities, easy access to many city services, helpful crime             Watch. For more information call the Crime
                                                                         Prevention Office at (562) 866-9771, extension 2114.
  prevention information and Live Scan fingerprint services.
  You can enroll in Kid Print, the Lakewood Auto Watch (LAW)
  program, license a bicycle, file a crime report, access on-            Protect Your Vehicle From Theft
  line city and sheriff resources, enroll in Lakewood recre-             The Lakewood Auto Watch (LAW) program allows Lakewood resi-
                                                                         dents to register their vehicle in a decal program designed to re-
  ation classes or simply relax in our comfortable lobby. To
                                                                         duce auto theft. If you don’t usually drive between
  register for free classes or for more information please               the hours of 1-5 a.m., this program is ideal for you!
  call (562) 623-3583.                                                   For your convenience, you can register your car at
                                                                         the Safety Center during business hours or at the
                                                                         Lakewood Sheriff’s Station 24-hours a day.
Is Your Bicycle Protected?
The City of Lakewood enforces the state law that requires ALL bi-       Over the Counter Drug Abuse, Club
cycles to be licensed. Registering your bicycle will help reduce the
1.5 million bicycle thefts that occur each year and to aid in iden-
                                                                        Drugs and Your Teen
                                                                        Club drugs are gaining popularity among teens and parents are
tifying and recovering bicycles which are lost or stolen. A bicycle
                                                                        often unaware that the drug their teen is abusing comes right out
license can be obtained by visiting the Lakewood Sheriff’s Commu-
                                                                        of their medicine cabinet. Learn the different types of prescription
nity Safety Center or visiting any Lakewood fire station on Saturday
                                                                        drugs, over-the-counter drugs and household items that are being
mornings. The cost for the license is only $3 and is valid for three
                                                                        abused by teens and the unpredictable and dangerous conse-
years. Protect your bicycle, get a license!
                                                                        quences of their use. Teens of all ages and parents should take
                                                                        this class together.
                                                                        31655       W      6:30 - 8:30pm      5/15      Safety Ctr.   Free
                        Adult Programs

Current Crime Trends                                                    Personal Safety: Can I Defend Myself?
Are you aware of current crime trends? If not, you should attend        Learn key elements in protecting yourself from attack and how
this class. Learn how crime analysts decipher crime trends and          to respond if you are targeted as a victim. Safety strategies and
what thieves are after. Learn how to stay connected to the Lake-        demonstrations on personal defense will be given.
wood Sheriff’s Department through Nixle messaging service and           31650       Tu     7 - 8:30pm         3/5       Safety Ctr.   Free
other resources.
31649      Th      6:30 - 8pm       2/7         Safety Ctr.     Free



Home Security 2.0                                                         This American Red Cross sponsored class
You may have the latest phone upgrade, but do you know what new
technology is available to secure your home? This class will briefly      prepares citizens to respond to life-threatening
touch on the basics of home security and will also cover new sys-         emergencies with confidence and skills. Par-
tems on how to protect your home and your valuables.                      ticipants will learn how to recognize and care
31651      W       7 - 8:30pm       4/24        Safety Ctr.     Free      for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns,
                                                                          cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and
                                                                          back injuries; perform CPR for adults; care for conscious
Can You Identify a Drug House?                                            and unconscious choking adults; and use an Auto-
Do you know how to identify suspicious activity? Will you know it         mated External Defibrillator (AED) in a sudden cardiac
when you see it? Take this class to learn how to identify what crimi-     arrest emergency. Successful participants will receive
nal activity looks like and how to recognize suspicious pedestrian
                                                                          a certificate valid for 2 years. Advanced registration
traffic. The class is taught by a sheriff’s deputy.
31652      W       6:30 - 7:30pm     5/8        Safety Ctr.     Free                  is required and must be made through the
                                                                                       American Red Cross. Register online or by
                                                                                        phone at (800) 445-8210 or www.redcross.
                                                                                        org/takeaclass.
    Most of these programs and classes are FREE.                                                  Saturday, March 2
                    Sign up today!                                                              10:30 am – 4:30 pm
                                                                                                      Fee $110


20                                                                                                                         Spring Recreation
        Lakewood Sheriff's Community Safety Center Classes
                   Programs for Kids & Parents                                                   Citizen CPR
Sexting - How Dangerous is it?
‘Sexting’ is the act of sending sexually explicit images using a cell        This American Red Cross class is designed to
phone. Parents, are you aware of the consequences your teen                  teach untrained bystanders how to administer
could face when cell phone flirting has gone too far? This class will        chest compressions in the event of a witnessed
discuss the dangers teens face with Sexting and the legal conse-             sudden collapse of an adult. While this class does
quences if they are caught. Teens of all ages and parents should             not come with a certificate, it will give you the skill and
attend this class.                                                           confidence to administer life saving skills in the event of
31653         W       6:30 - 7:30pm      3/20       Safety Ctr.     Free     witnessing cardiac arrest or heart attack. You will also
                                                                             learn the basics of controlling external bleeding and car-
Crime Mystery Family Dinner                                                  ing for shock. Great for families, students and everyday
Wanted: Crime Fighting Families interested in solving a real crime           citizens. Advanced registration is required and must be
like the detectives on TV! Join other families in this fun, interactive      made through the American Red Cross. Register on-
class that will have participants asking questions, and identify-            line or by phone at (800) 445-8210 or www.redcross.
ing suspects. Show off your detective skills while hearing from a            org/takeaclass.
deputy how real detectives solve crimes. This program is suitable                            Wednesday, February 20
for kids ages 7 - 12 years old.                                                                  6:30pm – 7:30pm
• Fee includes dinner for a family of four. $3 for an individual or                                   Fee $20
   additional guest.
31656     F        5:30 - 7:30pm      4/19    Safety Ctr.       $10/1 Mtg.



Kids & Fire Safety
Does your child know about fire safety? This seminar, taught by the
Los Angeles County Fire Fighters, will inform them about fire safety,        The Lakewood Sheriff’s 5k/10k Community Run is
what to do in the event of a fire, and give them the opportunity to          presented by the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station and Sorop-
explore a fire engine and its equipment. For ages 7 - 12.                    timist International of Lakewood/Long Beach. Sheriff’s
31779         Sa      2 - 3:30pm       4/20       Safety Ctr.        Free
                                                                             deputies, recreational runners, families and kids looking
                                                                             for a fun outing will gather at the starting line on Satur-
Schedule Storybook Time with a Deputy                                        day, March 9 in front of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station.
Are you looking for a fun and educational activity for your group of
youngsters (ages 3-5)? Call the Safety Center today to schedule              Proceeds from this event benefit local charitable organi-
“Storybook Time with a Deputy!” Your group will listen to a story            zations.
read by a deputy that highlights safety issues. This is a great way
                                                                                Run organizers note the course is a fast, enjoyable
for young children not yet enrolled in elementary school to learn
about safety and to spend time with a local law enforcement officer.         run for both practiced runners and family members.
                                                                             For spectators, the day offers a fitness expo as well as
                                                                             displays of public safety equipment.
 Learning how to tell when someone is casing your neighborhood                  Check-in and registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with 5K
 can help prevent a burglary. Follow the tips below to decrease              and 10K races starting at 8:00 a.m. A one-mile fun run
 your chances of becoming a victim of crime:
      Get to know your neighbors. Knowing the residents around
                                                                             for parents and youngsters begins at 9:30 a.m. Pre-
 you will help you identify people you don't know.                           registration is encouraged at a discounted rate of $30
      Pay attention to what's going on around you. When some-
                                                                             if received before February 28. Race Day registration is
 one is casing your neighborhood, they will often be watching for
 people who are on a strict schedule. Break your routine once in a           $35. The Fun Run is $15 per participant. To register or
 while to see if anything out of the ordinary occurs.                        for more information, visit www.lakewoodrun.com.
      Look for suspicious signs. Look for people loitering in areas
 for long periods of time and for suspicious people in vehicles and
 even taking walks.
     If you observe suspicious activity, call the Lakewood Sheriff’s                       Public Safety Expo
 Station at 623-3500.
                                                                             Save the date of Saturday, June 22 for the annual
    The Community Safety Center                                              Public Safety Expo at Mayfair Park. This fun-filled
    offers Live-Scan fingerprinting                                          event features sheriff and fire department vehicles
    to the public during routine
                                                                             and displays, information booths, entertainment
    business hours. For informa-
    tion or to make an appointment,                                          and much more. Look for more information in our
    please call (562) 623-3583.                                              Summer Recreation Catalog.

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YOUTH SPECIAL INTEREST
Youth Special Interest
                                                                          I love to play on the swings, run
Acrylic Painting for Kids
Children will learn the basics of acrylic painting through the One
Stroke Method. In each class you will create a different painting to      around the grass, and dance at
                                                                          Bolivar Park.
take home. These paints are non-toxic. Please wear clothes that
can get paint on them! No previous painting experience is neces-
sary. For ages 8-12. Instructor: Lakyn Wynn
• An $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class (cash
  only please).                                                           Creative Clay
31688         W          3 - 4pm        4/3       SM       $15/1 Mtg.     Create great pots on the wheel and by hand. Children (ages 5-12)
                                                                          will have a great time discovering their talents in this fun and
                                                                          messy class. These items make excellent gifts. Instructor: April
Beginning Piano                                                           Berg
Students will have fun learning the basics of playing the piano.          • A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
Class size is small and focuses on learning to read music notes           • No class February 28.
and rhythms which lead to playing simple songs. This class is a           31663      Th    4 - 5pm      2/7-3/14      CTR          $30/5 Mtgs.
good way to find out if your child is ready for and/or interested in
piano lessons. At the end of the session each student will be able
to move to the next level of piano. Instructor will inform students
on first day where to purchase book. Instructor: Ronda Costantino
• A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in the first class
  (cash only please).
• No class April 3.
• 4pm class (Ages 6-8)
• 4:30pm class (Ages 9-14)
31471      W       4 - 4:30pm         1/23-2/27   MAY     $55/6   Mtgs.
31472      W       4:30 - 5pm         1/23-2/27   MAY     $55/6   Mtgs.
31473      W       4 - 4:30pm         3/6-4/17    MAY     $55/6   Mtgs.
31474      W       4:30 - 5pm         3/6-4/17    MAY     $55/6   Mtgs.



Beginning Sign Language
This introductory class is for ages 12 and up. You will learn the
basic fundamentals of American sign language with finger spelling
and basic signs. Instructor: Alika Leomiti
• A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day
  of class (cash only please).
31696     F       6:30   -   7:30pm   2/8-3/8      BOL    $40/5   Mtgs.
31697     F       6:30   -   7:30pm   3/15-4/12    BOL    $40/5   Mtgs.
31698     F       6:30   -   7:30pm   4/19-5/17    BOL    $40/5   Mtgs.
31699     F       6:30   -   7:30pm   5/24-6/14    BOL    $32/4   Mtgs.



Conversational Spanish for Kids
Are your kids ready to dance, sing and play their way into learn-
ing Spanish? Muy bien amigos! This class will include learning
basic greetings, verb conjugation and fundamental sentence usage
through innovative instruction, magical music and awesome art. Art
and music components emphasize the Hispanic culture and show-
case well known artists such as Jose Luis Orozco and Cri Cri. Ages
6-11. Instructor: Amy Berger, Portal Languages - Lakewood
• A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
• No class April 1.
31565     M       5:30 - 6:15pm       2/25-4/8    BOY    $87/6 Mtgs.
                                                                          Crochet Amigurumis                  (Small Character Dolls)
                                                                          Bring your creative ideas and/or illustrations and learn to crochet
   NoN-resideNts              add the followiNg fees for each             your own personal ‘monster’, mascot or fantasy character. Your new
                             class eNrollmeNt.
                                                                          ‘pal’ can hang from a bag, sit on your computer or just hang around
                                                                          and keep you company! Ages 9 - Adult. Location: Stitches in Time,
  If class fee Is:                                                        16525 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, (562) 804-9341. Instructor:
  $0 - $10                   no addItIonal fee                            Candace Broeker
  $11 - $29                  add addItIonal $5 non-resIdent fee           • Bring or plan to purchase size H crochet hook.
  $30 - $59                  add addItIonal $10 non-resIdent fee          • A $12 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
  $60 and over               add addItIonal $15 non-resIdent fee          31704     Sa     2 - 4pm     2/9-2/23     Off Site      $30/3 Mtgs.
                                                                          31705     Sa     2 - 4pm     4/6-4/20     Off Site      $30/3 Mtgs.


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                                                                                 Youth Special Interest
Drums for Fun                                                                   April is Volunteer Month
Youth ages 6-12 can learn the basic techniques of drumming from              Make a Difference and Volunteer
a professional musician. Instruction includes proper grip positions,
hand and wrist development, sight reading, hand and foot coordina-      What are you looking for in a volunteer opportunity? Do you
tion, rudimental training and drumset techniques. Students will
                                                                        like sports, art, dance, crafts? Do you like to organize, meet
have the opportunity to play on a drumset. The instructor provides
                                                                        your neighbors, or prepare for emergencies? Do you want to
sticks, practice pads and music sheets during group lessons.
                                                                        work by yourself, with a group, or with your family? Whether
Check out Lennygdrumville.com. Instructor: Lenny ‘Gee’ Giachello
• Sticks and pads may be purchased from the instructor.
                                                                        you are looking for an ongoing commitment or a one-time
31479     Tu        8 - 8:45pm     2/5-3/19     BOL    $65/7 Mtgs.
                                                                        event, we have a volunteer job for you.
31480     Tu        8 - 8:45pm     3/26-5/7     BOL    $65/7 Mtgs.
                                                                        	 3	Lakewood Volunteer Day: Join with your family, friends,
                                                                        or coworkers on April 20, and plan to be a part of over 400
                                                                        residents who volunteer to assist with yard and outside home
                                                                        maintenance repair at homes of low income, disabled or senior
Guitar                                                                  residents. Call (562) 925-7512 for more information.
A beginning class designed to familiarize students (age 10-17) with
                                                                        	 3	CERT- Community Emergency Response Team: Receive
tuning the guitar and learning to play the most basic chords and
melodies. Emphasis will be placed on proper playing technique and
                                                                        training in disaster preparedness for yourself, family, and neigh-
fundamental concepts of music. Bring your own guitar. Parents
                                                                        borhood and become a “first responder” if there is an emer-
may stay for the first night only. Instructor: Dan Howe                 gency. Call (562) 866-9771, extension 2404 for information.
• A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.             	 3	Block Captain, Neighborhood Watch: Be the volunteer link
31343     Th       6:30 - 7:30pm   2/7-3/7      MAY    $63/5 Mtgs.      in your neighborhood. Serve as a liaison with the City and the
31344     Th       6:30 - 7:30pm   3/28-4/25    MAY    $63/5 Mtgs.      Sheriff’s Department. Call (562) 866-9771, extension 2114
31345     Th       6:30 - 7:30pm   5/16-6/13    MAY    $63/5 Mtgs.      for more information.
                                                                        	 3	Special Olympics: Coach “special athletes” or volunteer
                                                                        at tournaments. Coaches and volunteers are needed for team
Kid’s Cookie Decorating                                                 and individual sports, as well as tournaments and other related
Kids will have fun while learning the basics of decorating, includ-     events. A certified volunteer form is necessary to participate.
ing uses for tips and different decorating techniques. Students will    Call (562) 866-9771, extension 2485 for information.
make and take home their own uniquely decorated cookie. For ages        	 3	LYS-Lakewood Youth Sports: Make a difference in a child’s
5-12. Instructor: Lakyn Wynn                                            life. Receive training and coach youth ages 6-17 in volleyten-
• A complete list of supplies needed for class is located at            nis, flag football, softball, baseball or basketball. Call (562)
  www.plumforest.com.                                                   866-9771, extension 2408 for information.
31689          W       3 - 4pm      3/27       CTR         $15/1 Mtg.   	 3	Senior Center Special Events and Classes: Share your tal-
                                                                        ents and skills by volunteering as a performer or class instruc-
                                                                        tor at the Weingart Senior Center. Contact (562) 630-6141, for
Online Driver’s Education                                               additional information.
Are you tired of asking your parents for a ride? Are you at least          In addition to city volunteer programs, the following agen-
15 years old? If so, this class is for you. This is an interactive,     cies offer volunteer opportunities in Lakewood. Contact them
online course with videos, animated driving scenarios and sample        directly for more specific information.
test questions. Learn the rules of the road, major causes of traffic    	 3	Friends of the Lakewood Libraries: Volunteers work in the
collisions, DMV procedures and much more. Students will receive         bookstore, conduct book sales, and assist with special events.
a DMV-approved certificate of completion. This course is a require-     Call (562) 866-1777, ext. 320.
ment for teens under 17 1/2 years old to obtain a learner’s permit      	 3	Lakewood Meals on Wheels: Volunteers make and pack
and driver’s license. A licensed instructor is available to answer      food as well as deliver meals. Call (562) 925-8747
any questions. Instructor: Erika Vieyra                                 	 3	Auxiliary of Lakewood Regional Medical Center: Volun-
• Students must have Internet access and must provide an e-mail         teers work with patients, assist in departments, gift shop, and
  address to take the course. Register for the month in which you       help with fundraisers. Call (562) 531-2550, ext. 6803.
  want to begin the course.                                             	 3	Lakewood Weingart YMCA: Volunteers serve on policy
• Registrants will be contacted with login information.                 boards, work as youth sports coaches, and help at special
31155              Flexible        Online       February        $55     events. Call (562) 425-7431.
31156              Flexible        Online       March           $55     	 3	Long Term Care Ombudsman: Volunteers help residents in
31157              Flexible        Online       April           $55     nursing homes and other facilities by investigating complaints
31158              Flexible        Online       May             $55     and assisting with solutions. Call (562) 925-2346.
31159              Flexible        Online       June            $55     	 3	Pathways Volunteer Hospice: Volunteers serve as hospice
                                                                        companions, volunteer caregivers for frail elderly, and grief sup-
                                                                        port facilitators. Call (562) 531-3031.
                 STAY AT HOME MOM?                                      	 3	Su Casa: Volunteers work in a variety of ways supporting
           MOMS Club of Lakewood may be                                 survivors of domestic violence. Call (562) 421-3297.
                                                                           Lakewood’s volunteers strengthen our community, foster
             just what you are looking for.                             human development, and provide recreational experiences.
                  Contact Anna Taylor                                   You can make a difference in your own backyard. Contact the
                 at (562) 275-1710 or                                   Burns Community Center at (562) 925-7512 to request a com-
           lakewoodmomsclub@hotmail.com                                 prehensive brochure that explains these and many additional
                                                                        opportunities that are available.

(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                              25
Youth Special Interest

                                                                                                         Biscailuz Park
                                                                                                        Bloomfield Park
                                                                                                          Bolivar Park
                                              Create &                                                    Boyar Park
        Park Supervision Hours:                Imagine                                                   Del Valle Park
           January 7 - March 9
                                                                                                         Mayfair Park
        Monday - Friday • 3 - 5 p.m.
                                                                                                          Palms Park
         Saturday • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.           • Recreation staff on site
                                                                                                        San Martin Park
 Sun./ School Holidays • 12 noon - 5 p.m.     • All activities are supervised            Learn &      During the spring va-
        Park Supervision Hours:               • Rules of good conduct enforced               Play     cation break, ZONE
            March 10 - June 14                • Fun & imaginative activities                          recreation staff will
        Monday - Friday • 3 - 6 p.m.                                                                  organize all the famil-
         Saturday • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                                              • Specialized programs introduce new skills
                                                                                                      iar spring programs
  Sun./School Holidays • 12 noon - 6 p.m.     • Participants share ideas with their peers             including     barbecue
                                              • Organized indoor & outdoor games                      lunches and a variety
        School Vacation Hours
    Parks are open for extended hours         • Homework assistance offered               Safe &      of activities such as
     during school vacation periods.
Check park program schedules for specifics.   • Sports clinics and leagues for all ages    Secure     egg decorating, mak-
                                                                                                      ing baskets, an egg
                                                                                                      hunt, and a visit from
 Lakewood’s After-School Activity ZONE is a FREE drop-in program for school aged children and
 preteens. The program is offered at city parks, Monday – Friday from 3 – 5 p.m. with a flexible      the Easter Bunny.
 schedule to accommodate school holidays and vacation periods. After-School recreation fun in-        Check your local park
 cludes playground games, arts and crafts, homework help and organized sports leagues through         for specific times and
 the Lakewood Youth Sports (LYS) Program. ZONE programs are FREE and do not require pre-              days of all offered ac-
 registration. Some specialized activities may require a minimal materials cost. See sports page
 for registration information regarding LYS.                                                          tivities.




     Adaptive Recreation is designed to provide                       For our “Special” athletes, we have a year-round
     equal recreation and leisure opportunities for                   Special Olympics program. Intellectually disabled
     people with special needs. For participants 8                    individuals participate in mainstream leagues and
                                                                      tournaments. Program registration is required
     years of age through adults who can function
                                                                      for participation. Sports include: January – mid
     at 1:4 ratio (staff to participants). Activities                 June: basketball, bocce, golf and gymnastics.
     include arts and crafts, cooking, mini-trips                     Mid June – December: softball, soccer and tennis.
     and sports training. Special events or excur-                    Ages 8 - adult welcome.
     sions are offered once a month for a marginal                    Practices held every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30
     fee. Registration is limited. The Adaptive                       p.m. at Del Valle Park.
     Recreation program meets at the Lakewood                            For more information on the Adaptive Recre-
     Youth Center, Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.                     ation or Special Olympics program, call (562)
     There is a $5 fee on special “party” days.                       429-7472.




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                                                                                                    Teen & Youth Dance
Baby Doll Dance               (Age 2)                                       Ballet      (Beginning)
Does your little one like to dance around when they hear music?             Join the fun and learn beginning basic ballet positions and move-
Have them learn the basic tap, ballet and creative movements in a           ments. Your child will learn how to move like a ballerina while hav-
fun way that preschoolers can understand. Instructor: Isabel Moses-         ing fun dancing to classical music. For ages 7 - 11 years. Instruc-
Caldera                                                                     tor: Evelyn Grauten
• Ballet & Tap shoes recommended. Please purchase slip resis-               • No class April 23.
  tant peels to stick on the bottom of tap shoes.                           31632      Tu    4:30   -   5:30pm   2/5-2/26     CTR    $28/4    Mtgs.
• Students will need to purchase a costume for a performance at the         31633      Tu    4:30   -   5:30pm   3/5-3/26     CTR    $28/4    Mtgs.
  Spring show, date and cost TBA.                                           31634      Tu    4:30   -   5:30pm   4/2-4/30     CTR    $28/4    Mtgs.
• Students must be enrolled February - June to be in the show.              31635      Tu    4:30   -   5:30pm   5/7-5/28     CTR    $28/4    Mtgs.
• No class May 15 & June 5.
31164       W      5   -   5:45pm       2/6-2/27    BOY     $32/4   Mtgs.
31165       W      5   -   5:45pm       3/6-3/20    BOY     $24/3   Mtgs.   Ballet/Tap Combo
31166       W      5   -   5:45pm       4/3-4/24    BOY     $32/4   Mtgs.   Help your child develop self-confidence and poise through the art of
31167       W      5   -   5:45pm       5/1-6/12    BOY     $40/5   Mtgs.   dance! Postures, grace, rhythm, arm and foot positions and basic
                                                                            stretches are taught through exercises specifically designed for this
                                                                            age group. The class will cover pre-tap and pre-ballet techniques.
Baby Doll Dance (Ages 3-4)                                                  For ages 4-6. Instructor: High Fidelity Entertainment
See Baby Doll Dance Description                                             • No class May 25.
• Students will need to purchase a costume for a performance at the         31613      Sa   10:45 - 11:30am       2/9-3/30    BLM     $40/8 Mtgs.
  Spring show, date and cost TBA.                                           31614      Sa   10:45 - 11:30am       4/20-6/15   BLM     $40/8 Mtgs.
• Students must be enrolled February - June to be in the show.
• No class May 15 & June 5.
31168      W      5:45     -   6:30pm    2/6-2/27   BOY    $32/4   Mtgs.    Beginning Lokelani Hula
31169      W      5:45     -   6:30pm    3/6-3/20   BOY    $24/3   Mtgs.    Learn about the Polynesian cultures through dance in this introduc-
31170      W      5:45     -   6:30pm    4/3-4/24   BOY    $32/4   Mtgs.    tory class for ages 6 - 10 years. Students will learn the basics of
31171      W      5:45     -   6:30pm    5/1-6/12   BOY    $40/5   Mtgs.    hula, Tahitian, and Maori poi balls. Exercise, the art of dance, and
                                                                            having FUN - all rolled into one! Instructor: Ms. Willie Villa-Real
                                                                            • Students will need to purchase a costume for spring performances,
Baby Hip Hop                                                                  dates and cost TBA.
Children ages 3 - 5 will learn movement and basic dance steps               • Dance implements may be purchased through the instructor.
while they have fun dancing to hip hop music. Instructor: High Fidel-       • Students must be enrolled from March - May to participate in the
ity Entertainment                                                             spring performance.
31493       W      4 - 4:45pm           2/6-3/27    CTR   $45/8 Mtgs.       • No class April 2.
31494       W      4 - 4:45pm           4/17-6/5    CTR   $45/8 Mtgs.       31741      Tu    6:45   -   7:30pm   2/5-2/26     PLM     $32/4   Mtgs.
                                                                            31742      Tu    6:45   -   7:30pm   3/12-4/9     PLM     $32/4   Mtgs.
                                                                            31743      Tu    6:45   -   7:30pm   4/16-5/7     PLM     $32/4   Mtgs.
Baby Pikake Hula                                                            31744      Tu    6:45   -   7:30pm   5/14-6/11    PLM     $40/5   Mtgs.
This class will introduce your 4-5 year old child to the beauty and
grace of the Polynesian dance forms. Students will learn the basic
steps as well as hand motions as they tell stories through hula.            Creative Ballet & Recital
ALOHA! Instructor: Ms. Willie Villa-Real                                    This fun class will open up your child’s confidence and creativ-
• Students will need to purchase a costume for spring performances,         ity. Each child will make a special craft for each session’s theme,
  dates and cost TBA.                                                       receive ballet lessons and practice for an in-class ballet recital held
• Dance implements may be purchased through the instructor.                 during the last class meeting. All materials are included in the cost
• Students must be enrolled from March - May to participate in the          and each child will take home their special craft to cherish. Ages
  spring performance.                                                       4-7 years old. Instructor: Evelyn Grauten
• No class April 2.                                                         • No class April 2
31737      Tu      6   -   6:45pm       2/5-2/26    PLM    $32/4    Mtgs.    Cinderella
31738      Tu      6   -   6:45pm       3/12-4/9    PLM    $32/4    Mtgs.   31776      Tu    3:30 - 4:30pm       2/12-3/5     CTR    $40/4 Mtgs.
31739      Tu      6   -   6:45pm       4/16-5/7    PLM    $32/4    Mtgs.    Swan Lake
31740      Tu      6   -   6:45pm       5/14-6/11   PLM    $40/5    Mtgs.   31777      Tu    3:30 - 4:30pm       3/19-4/16    CTR    $40/4 Mtgs.
                                                                             Dancing Princesses
                                                                            31778      Tu    3:30 - 4:30pm       5/7-5/28     CTR    $40/4 Mtgs.
Ballet & Tap for Tots
For little tykes who like to dance. This is a fun introduction to ballet
& tap, which includes beginning movements, arm and foot posi-                 Many parents ask to observe classes. The decision
tions. For ages 2-3. Instructor: High Fidelity Entertainment                  on this matter rests with the instructor, because ob-
• No class May 25.                                                            servers in the room may distract children. Many of
31495      Sa    10 - 10:45am           2/9-3/30    BLM    $40/8 Mtgs.        our classes offer a dance recital so parents may see
31496      Sa    10 - 10:45am           4/20-6/15   BLM    $40/8 Mtgs.        the results of class participation. We request that
                                                                              you honor the instructor's decision. Thank you for
                                                                              cooperating.

(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                       27
Teen & Youth Dance
Cutie Pies & Dancing Divas                                               Performing Okaki               (Keiki Umi Level)
Your dancer will learn tap, ballet and creative movement while hav-      This intermediate/advanced Polynesian dance group will be
ing a good time. (Ages 5 - 14) Instructor: Isabel Moses-Caldera          performing at a number of community events. Students will learn
• Students will need to purchase a costume for a performance at the      dances from Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti and more, using various
  Spring show, date and cost TBA.                                        dance implements. An audition will be required to assess readi-
• Students must be enrolled February - June to be in the show.           ness for this group. (Ages 10-17). Instructors: Ms. Michelle and
• No class May 15 & June 5.                                              Ms. Ella
• 6:30pm class (Cutie Pies ages 5-8)                                     • Students will need to purchase a costume for spring performances,
• 7:15pm class (Dancing Divas ages 9-14)                                   dates and cost TBA.
31172     W     6:30    -   7:15pm    2/6-2/27    BOY    $32/4   Mtgs.   • Dance implements may be purchased through the instructor.
31173     W     7:15    -   8pm       2/6-2/27    BOY    $32/4   Mtgs.   • Students must be enrolled from March - May to participate in the
31174     W     6:30    -   7:15pm    3/6-3/20    BOY    $24/3   Mtgs.     spring performance.
31175     W     7:15    -   8pm       3/6-3/20    BOY    $24/3   Mtgs.   31749     Th     6   -   6:45pm     2/7-2/28    BLM       $32/4   Mtgs.
31176     W     6:30    -   7:15pm    4/3-4/24    BOY    $32/4   Mtgs.   31750     Th     6   -   6:45pm     3/7-3/28    BLM       $32/4   Mtgs.
31177     W     7:15    -   8pm       4/3-4/24    BOY    $32/4   Mtgs.   31751     Th     6   -   6:45pm     4/11-5/9    BLM       $40/5   Mtgs.
31178     W     6:30    -   7:15pm    5/1-6/12    BOY    $40/5   Mtgs.   31752     Th     6   -   6:45pm     5/16-6/13   BLM       $40/5   Mtgs.
31179     W     7:15    -   8pm       5/1-6/12    BOY    $40/5   Mtgs.
                                                                         Teeny Kukui Hula
                                                                         Let your little ones shake their hips in this fun introduction to
Hip Hop        (Boys & Girls)                                            Polynesian dances. Your child (2-3 years old) will learn grace and
Now a class for both boys and girls. Learn different styles hip          balance with hand and foot coordination. Instructor: Ms. Willie
hop dance has to offer. From commercial to old school moves, to          Villa-Real
freestyle. Bring your friends and siblings and improve your skills in    • Students will need to purchase a costume for spring performances,
dance. Instructor: High Fidelity Entertainment                             dates and cost TBA.
• Ages 6 - 9 at 4:45 and ages 10 - 16 at 5:30.                           • Dance implements may be purchased through the instructor.
31497     W      4:45   -   5:30pm    2/6-3/27    CTR    $45/8   Mtgs.   • Students must be enrolled from March - May to participate in the
31498     W      5:30   -   6:15pm    2/6-3/27    CTR    $45/8   Mtgs.     spring performance.
31499     W      4:45   -   5:30pm    4/17-6/5    CTR    $45/8   Mtgs.   • No class April 2.
31500     W      5:30   -   6:15pm    4/17-6/5    CTR    $45/8   Mtgs.   31733     Tu     5:15     -   6pm   2/5-2/26    PLM       $32/4   Mtgs.
                                                                         31734     Tu     5:15     -   6pm   3/12-4/9    PLM       $32/4   Mtgs.
                                                                         31735     Tu     5:15     -   6pm   4/16-5/7    PLM       $32/4   Mtgs.
Performing Ilima             (Keiki Level)                               31736     Tu     5:15     -   6pm   5/14-6/11   PLM       $40/5   Mtgs.
This intermediate Polynesian dance group will be performing at
various community events. Students will learn dances from Hawaii,
New Zealand, Tahiti, and more. A simple audition is required to
assess readiness for this class. (Ages 8-13). Instructors: Ms.
Michelle and Ms. Ella
• Students will need to purchase a costume for spring performances,
  dates and cost TBA.
• Dance implements may be purchased through the instructor.
• Students must be enrolled from March - May to participate in the
  spring performance.
31745      Th     5:15      -   6pm   2/7-2/28    BLM    $32/4   Mtgs.
31746      Th     5:15      -   6pm   3/7-3/28    BLM    $32/4   Mtgs.
31747      Th     5:15      -   6pm   4/11-5/9    BLM    $40/5   Mtgs.
31748      Th     5:15      -   6pm   5/16-6/13   BLM    $40/5   Mtgs.



Performing Melia (Advanced Keiki Umi Level)
This advanced Polynesian dance group will be performing at a
number of community events. Students will learn dances from
Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Samoa, using various dance imple-
ments. An audition is required to assess dance and memorization
skills, and readiness for this class. (Ages 12-17). Instructors: Ms.
Michelle and Ms. Ella
• Students will need to purchase a costume for spring performances,
  dates and cost TBA.
• Dance implements may be purchased through the instructor.
• Students must be enrolled from March - May to participate in the
  spring performance.
31753     Th    6:45    -   7:45pm    2/7-2/28    BLM    $36/4   Mtgs.
31754     Th    6:45    -   7:45pm    3/7-3/28    BLM    $36/4   Mtgs.
31755     Th    6:45    -   7:45pm    4/11-5/9    BLM    $45/5   Mtgs.
31756     Th    6:45    -   7:45pm    5/16-6/13   BLM    $45/5   Mtgs.



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                                                                       Teen & Youth Fitness and Sports
Basketball Skills Academy: The Basics
TRAIN LIKE THE PROS! Lakewood’s 2002 Hall of Fame Athlete of the
Year, Brittney Thomas, has returned to train the local youth with her
basketball skills academy. This Academy is driven to improve self-
confidence through age & skill appropriate programming to compete
in a recreational program, on a club team or high school team and
give athletes a fundamental competitive edge. Instructor: Brittney
Thomas
• Ages 5-7 at 12:30 and ages 8-12 at 2 p.m.
31700      Su     12:30 - 2pm           2/17-3/24     DV         $35/6 Mtgs.
31701      Su     2 - 3:30pm            2/17-3/24     DV         $35/6 Mtgs.



Cheerleading
Enhance your cheer skills with focused training on tumbling and
stunts! Ages 12 - 18 years. Instructor: Kristin Bartkus
31288      W      4:15   -   6pm        2/6-2/27    PLM          $35/4   Mtgs.
31289      W      4:15   -   6pm        3/6-3/27    PLM          $35/4   Mtgs.
31290      W      4:15   -   6pm        4/10-5/1    PLM          $35/4   Mtgs.
31291      W      4:15   -   6pm        5/8-5/29    PLM          $35/4   Mtgs.
31292      W      4:15   -   6pm        6/5-6/12    PLM          $17/2   Mtgs.



Competitive Gymnastics
Learn the required skills and routines needed to compete in high-
level gymnastics while increasing strength and flexibility. Gymnasts
will compete in USA Gymnastics sanctioned meets. Instructor: Kristin
Bartkus
• Instructor approval required to enroll. Please call (562) 866-
  9771 ext. 2408 for more information.
31278    M/Tu/Th     4:15     -   6pm    2/4-2/28   PLM          $100/12 Mtgs.
31279    M/Tu/Th     4:15     -   6pm    3/4-3/28   PLM          $100/12 Mtgs.
31280    M/Tu/Th     4:15     -   6pm    4/8-5/2    PLM          $100/12 Mtgs.
31281    M/Tu/Th     4:15     -   6pm    5/6-5/30   PLM          $100/12 Mtgs.    Gymnastics
31282    M/Tu/Th     4:15     -   6pm    6/3-6/13   PLM          $50/6 Mtgs.      Come be part of the great gymnastics program at Palms Park.
                                                                                  Beginning, intermediate, and advanced gymnastics instruction is of-
Glacial Polar Bears                                                               fered for boys and girls ages 6 - 15. In addition to tumbling, young
Meet at Glacial Garden to ‘Get Fit and Socialize’. For ages 7-14.                 gymnasts work on the balance beam, uneven parallel bars and
Class fee includes skate rental, half hour of instruction and free                vault. Participants will be assigned to appropriate skill level at the
practice session on your registered class day: Wed 7-7:30 p.m./                   first class meeting. Instructor: Staff
Th 2:45-4:30 p.m./Sat 10:45-11:15 a.m. Dress warmly. Check in                     • No class February 11 & 18, May 27.
early. Pre-registration required. Location: Glacial Garden, 3975 Pixie            31270     M/W       6   -   7pm   2/6-4/8      PLM      $48/16   Mtgs.
Ave., Lakewood. Instructor: Glacial Garden Staff                                  31271     M/W       7   -   8pm   2/6-4/8      PLM      $48/16   Mtgs.
31368     W     6:30 - 7pm              1/30-2/20   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   31272     Tu/Th     6   -   7pm   2/5-3/28     PLM      $48/16   Mtgs.
31369     Th    4:30 - 5pm              1/31-2/21   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   31273     Tu/Th     7   -   8pm   2/5-3/28     PLM      $48/16   Mtgs.
31370     Sa    11:15 - 11:45am         2/2-2/23    Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   31274     M/W       6   -   7pm   4/10-6/5     PLM      $48/16   Mtgs.
31371     W     6:30 - 7pm              2/27-3/20   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   31275     M/W       7   -   8pm   4/10-6/5     PLM      $48/16   Mtgs.
31372     Th    4:30 - 5pm              2/28-3/21   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   31276     Tu/Th     6   -   7pm   4/9-5/30     PLM      $48/16   Mtgs.
31373     Sa    11:15 - 11:45am         3/2-3/23    Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   31277     Tu/Th     7   -   8pm   4/9-5/30     PLM      $48/16   Mtgs.
31374     W     6:30 - 7pm              3/27-4/17   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
31375     Th    4:30 - 5pm              3/28-4/18   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.
31376     Sa    11:15 - 11:45am         3/30-4/20   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   Gymnastics: Jammin’ Gymnasts
31377     W     6:30 - 7pm              4/24-5/15   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   Girls and boys learn age-appropriate gymnastic skills including floor-
31378     Th    4:30 - 5pm              4/25-5/16   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   tumbling, cartwheels, rolls, jumps, handstands and more, all levels
31379     Sa    11:15 - 11:45am         4/27-5/18   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   welcome! Students (age 6-7 years) experience the benefits of
31380     W     6:30 - 7pm              5/22-6/12   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   healthy exercise, strength, coordination, agility, and balance while
31381     Th    4:30 - 5pm              5/23-6/13   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   building self-confidence. Music and obstacle courses make learning
31382     Sa    11:15 - 11:45am         5/25-6/15   Off   Site    $41/4   Mtgs.   FUN while progressive skill instruction enhances individual accom-

I love to do arts & crafts, play
                                                                                  plishment. Instructor: Tumble-N-Kids, Inc., Elise Gary
                                                                                  • Parents observe in the room.
handball, ride a bike, and do home-                                               • A $2 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

work at Biscailuz Park…it’s so
                                                                                  31417      Sa     1 - 2pm         3/9-3/30    PLM       $34/4 Mtgs.
                                                                                  31418      Sa     1 - 2pm         4/13-5/4    PLM       $34/4 Mtgs.
fun!                                                                              31419      Sa     1 - 2pm         5/18-6/8    PLM       $34/4 Mtgs.

(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408
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Gymnastics: Movement, Fitness & Power 2                                  Junior Golf Academy
Gymnastics will help your child feel the joy of living in a strong,      The Junior Golf Academy with PGA Professional, Bobby Frazier, is
healthy and balanced body and mind. We will practice skills in           designed for youth golfers of all ability levels. From beginners to
tumbling, uneven bars, balance beam and vault leading the way to         advanced golfers, participants will improve their game in a small
competitive gymnastics, cheerleading and dance. Gymnasts will            group learning environment. Instruction will be conducted on the
be divided into groups based on age and skill level. Experienced         driving range and putting green. Range balls will be provided for
coaches will focus on correct technique, creativity, love of learn-      each class and loner clubs are available during class time. Loca-
ing, and building relationships that last. For ages 6-13. Instructor:    tion: Cerritos Ironwood Golf Course, 16449 Piuma (west of 605
Laura Fuller                                                             near Alondra), Cerritos. Instructor: Bobby Frazier
• A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.    • No class March 16.
• Friday classes will emphasize tumbling and are great for cheerlead-     Ages 4-6
  ers and dancers.                                                       31566     Sa       1   -   2:30pm    3/2-3/30    Off   Site   $50/4   Mtgs.
• No class May 26.                                                       31567     M-Th     1   -   2:30pm    4/1-4/4     Off   Site   $50/4   Mtgs.
31424      F       5   -   6:15pm      2/8-3/22    PLM   $63/7   Mtgs.   31568     Su       1   -   2:30pm    4/7-4/28    Off   Site   $50/4   Mtgs.
31425      Su      3   -   4:15pm      2/10-3/24   PLM   $63/7   Mtgs.   31569     Tu/Th    6   -   7:30pm    4/30-5/9    Off   Site   $50/4   Mtgs.
31426      F       5   -   6:15pm      4/12-5/31   PLM   $72/8   Mtgs.    Ages 7-11
31427      Su      3   -   4:15pm      4/7-6/9     PLM   $81/9   Mtgs.   31570     M/W      4:30 - 6pm        2/25-3/6    Off   Site   $50/4   Mtgs.
                                                                         31571     Sa       2:30 - 4pm        3/2-3/30    Off   Site   $50/4   Mtgs.
                                                                         31572     Tu/Th    5:30 - 7pm        3/19-3/28   Off   Site   $50/4   Mtgs.
High School Gymnastics                                                   31573     M/W      5:30 - 7pm        4/8-4/17    Off   Site   $50/4   Mtgs
Prepare yourself for the rigors of gymnastics competition at the high    31574     M/W      6 - 7:30pm        4/29-5/8    Off   Site   $50/4   Mtgs.
school level! Participants (ages 13-18) will be aided in learning new     Ages 12-17
skills, forming routines and developing the strength needed to com-      31575     Tu/Th    4:30 - 6pm        2/26-3/7    Off Site     $50/4 Mtgs.
pete in high school gymnastics. Instructor: Kristin Bartkus              31576     Tu/Th    5:30 - 7pm        4/9-4/18    Off Site     $50/4 Mtgs.
31283     M/W       4:15     -   6pm   2/4-2/27    PLM   $50/8   Mtgs.   31577     Tu/Th    4:30 - 6pm        4/30-5/9    Off Site     $50/4 Mtgs.
31284     M/W       4:15     -   6pm   3/4-3/27    PLM   $50/8   Mtgs.
31285     M/W       4:15     -   6pm   4/8-5/1     PLM   $50/8   Mtgs.
31286     M/W       4:15     -   6pm   5/6-5/29    PLM   $50/8   Mtgs.   Karate        (Beginning)
31287     M/W       4:15     -   6pm   6/3-6/12    PLM   $25/4   Mtgs.   Learn and demonstrate such self-defense moves as basic kicks,
                                                                         blocks and punches in this beginning karate class for ages 5-15. If
                                                                         you have no experience or even if you have some experience, this
                                                                         class is for you. Check out www.dojowear.com. Instructor: Kath-
                                                                         leen Wegener
                                                                         • An $8 materials fee (new students only) is payable to the
    The Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame will celebrate its 32nd                instructor in class.
    annual awards banquet on Monday, February 25, 6:30                   • Discount available if registering for both Tuesday & Thursday.
    p.m. at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza. The Hall of Fame                 Must request discount through City Hall.
    will honor the 2012 Athlete of the Year. If purchased by             • No class April 2 & 4.
    February 12, discount student tickets are $18; adult tickets         31598         Tu    4      -   5pm   2/5-3/12    MAY          $40/6   Mtgs.
                                                                         31599         Th    4      -   5pm   2/7-3/14    CTR          $40/6   Mtgs.
    are $28. Tickets purchased February 13 – 19 are $24 and
                                                                         31600         Tu    4      -   5pm   3/19-4/30   MAY          $40/6   Mtgs.
    $34 respectively.                                                    31601         Th    4      -   5pm   3/21-5/2    CTR          $40/6   Mtgs.
       In addition to the Athlete of the Year award, Performer           31602         Tu    4      -   5pm   5/7-6/11    MAY          $40/6   Mtgs.
    of the Year awards will be presented for more than a dozen           31603         Th    4      -   5pm   5/9-6/13    CTR          $40/6   Mtgs.
    sports, and Special Achievement awards will be presented
    for academics and other significant contributions to youth
    sports in Lakewood. For more information call (562) 866-             Karate (Intermediate)
    9771, ext. 2408.                                                     Youngsters yellow belt and above may enroll in the intermediate pro-
                                                                         gram. This class is for serious participants who wish to progress to
                                                                         higher degree belts in Japanese Karate Do, Shito Ryu. Check out
                                                                         www.dojowear.com. Instructor: Kathleen Wegener
                                                                         • Discount available if registering for both Tuesday & Thursday.
                                                                            Must request discount through City Hall.
                                                                         • No class April 2 & 4.
                                                                         31604        Tu    5   -   6pm       2/5-3/12     MAY         $40/6   Mtgs.
                                                                         31605        Th    5   -   6pm       2/7-3/14     CTR         $40/6   Mtgs.
                                                                         31606        Tu    5   -   6pm       3/19-4/30    MAY         $40/6   Mtgs.
                                                                         31607        Th    5   -   6pm       3/21-5/2     CTR         $40/6   Mtgs.
                                                                         31608        Tu    5   -   6pm       5/7-6/11     MAY         $40/6   Mtgs.
                                                                         31609        Th    5   -   6pm       5/9-6/13     CTR         $40/6   Mtgs.

                                                                         I loved growing up in Lakewood
                                                                         playing basketball and baseball at
                                                                         Boyar Park….great memories!
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                                                                                  Teen & Youth Fitness and Sports
Kenpo Karate                                                                              I love the excursions and playing
                                                                                          the Wii at the Lakewood Youth
Come and learn the basic skills of martial arts such as forms,
blocks, kicks, sparing techniques and self-defense techniques.
Kenpo Karate develops coordination and confidence. For ages 5
and older. Instructor: George Lopez
                                                                                          Center.
• No class March 5 & May 23.
31457     Tu/Th      6:30         -   7:30pm     2/7-3/7          LYC     $52/8   Mtgs.
                                                                                          Skateboarding/Scootering
                                                                                          Whether you are just learning or ready to learn advanced tricks, this
31458     Tu/Th      6:30         -   7:30pm     3/12-4/4         LYC     $52/8   Mtgs.
                                                                                          class is right for you. Make new friends, advance your skills, and
31459     Tu/Th      6:30         -   7:30pm     4/9-5/2          LYC     $52/8   Mtgs.
                                                                                          most importantly, have fun in our private skatepark. All participants
31460     Tu/Th      6:30         -   7:30pm     5/9-6/6          LYC     $52/8   Mtgs.
                                                                                          will receive a Skatedogs T-Shirt. Requirements: A signed Skatedogs
                                                                                          waiver form, a skateboard or scooter, knee pads, elbow pads and a
                                                                                          helmet. For ages 6 and older. Please register in advance - registra-
Kids Zumba                                                                                tion is not taken at the park. Instructor: Skatedogs
Designed exclusively for kids (ages 7-12), Zumbatomic classes are                         • Location: Heartwell Park basketball courts, 5801 E. Parkcrest St.,
rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreo-                           Long Beach.
graphed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like                          • No class March 30 & May 25.
hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love Zumbatomic                              31611     Sa     9 - 10:30am      3/2-4/13    Off Site    $150/6 Mtgs.
because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and                         31612     Sa     9 - 10:30am      4/20-6/1    Off Site    $150/6 Mtgs.
self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination.
Location: Kick It Up, 8129 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Instructor:
Kick It Up staff
31146     Tu      5:30   -       6:30pm        2/5-3/26      Off   Site   $49/8   Mtgs.
                                                                                          Spring Break Skateboard & Scooter
31147     Th      5:30   -       6:30pm        2/7-3/28      Off   Site   $49/8   Mtgs.   Camp
31148     Tu      5:30   -       6:30pm        4/2-5/21      Off   Site   $49/8   Mtgs.   Whether you are just learning or ready to learn advanced tricks, this
31149     Th      5:30   -       6:30pm        4/4-5/23      Off   Site   $49/8   Mtgs.   camp is right for you. Make new friends, advance your skills, and
31150     Tu      5:30   -       6:30pm        5/28-6/11     Off   Site   $19/3   Mtgs.   most importantly, have fun in our private skatepark. Participants
31151     Th      5:30   -       6:30pm        5/30-6/13     Off   Site   $19/3   Mtgs.   who sign up for all 5 days will receive a Skatedogs t-shirt. Require-
                                                                                          ments: A signed Skatedogs waiver form, a skateboard or scooter,
                                                                                          knee pads, elbow pads, and a helmet. Instructor: Skatedogs
                                                                                          • Location: El Dorado Park West - behind duck pond, 2400 N.
Learn to Bowl                                                                               Studebaker Rd., Long Beach.
Make a strike! Learn to bowl through instruction, films and super-
                                                                                          31610      M      9   -   12pm    4/1        Off   Site   $32/1 Mtg.
vised practices. Learn proper stance, approach, delivery and scor-
                                                                                          31641      Tu     9   -   12pm    4/2        Off   Site   $32/1 Mtg.
ing. For ages 7 - 11. Location: Cerritos Lanes, 18811 Carmenita
                                                                                          31642      W      9   -   12pm    4/3        Off   Site   $32/1 Mtg.
Rd., Cerritos. Instructor: Cerritos Lanes Staff
                                                                                          31643      Th     9   -   12pm    4/4        Off   Site   $32/1 Mtg.
31249     Th      3:30 - 4:30pm                2/7-3/14      Off Site     $30/6 Mtgs.
                                                                                          31644      F      9   -   12pm    4/5        Off   Site   $32/1 Mtg.
31250     Th      3:30 - 4:30pm                4/11-5/16     Off Site     $30/6 Mtgs.
                                                                                          31645      M-F    9   -   12pm    4/1-4/5    Off   Site   $160/5 Mtgs.


Rollerskating for Fun                                                                     Spring Ice Show
Join Gator Skate University, a 4-week program that teaches skills to
                                                                                          Join Glacial Garden Skating Arena’s 3rd Annual Spring Ice show.
become proficient and safe roller skaters. This program includes
                                                                                          Fee includes 4 learn to skate classes, 4 choreography lessons,
six skater levels, skater safety and fundamentals of roller skating
                                                                                          skate rental and free practice session the day of your class. Skat-
in a fun atmosphere for children ages 4 - 14. The fee includes a
                                                                                          ers, ages 4-18 years, will show off their new skating skills in a
lesson pass for four public session admissions and skate rental
                                                                                          group production number. Three mandatory performances to be
or you can bring your own skates or roller blades. Please register
                                                                                          held in May along with two mandatory rehearsals the week of the
in advance. You cannot register at Skate Depot. Location: Skate
                                                                                          show. Pre registration is required. Location: Glacial Garden, 3975
Depot, 11113 E. 183rd St., Cerritos Instructor: Skate Depot
                                                                                          Pixie Ave., Lakewood. Instructor: Glacial Garden Staff
Staff
                                                                                          • A minimal costume fee and $15 ISI membership fee is required
• No class April 3.
                                                                                            and payable to Glacial Garden Skating Arena at first class.
31766     W       5:15       -   6pm      2/13-3/6          Off   Site    $50/4   Mtgs.
                                                                                          31393     W      6 - 6:30pm      3/6-4/24          Off Site $82/8 Mtgs.
31767     W       5:15       -   6pm      3/13-4/10         Off   Site    $50/4   Mtgs.
                                                                                          31394     Th     4:30 - 5pm      3/7-4/25          Off Site $82/8 Mtgs.
31768     W       5:15       -   6pm      4/17-5/8          Off   Site    $50/4   Mtgs.
                                                                                          31395     Sa     11:15 - 11:45am 3/9-4/27          Off Site $82/8 Mtgs.
31769     W       5:15       -   6pm      5/15-6/5          Off   Site    $50/4   Mtgs.


                                                                                          Mikethecoach Tennis -                  Beginning
        NoN-resideNts                 add the followiNg fees for each                     Mikethecoach will teach your child the skills they need to hit a
                                   class eNrollmeNt.                                      tennis ball in Mikethecoach’s beginning class. Be sure to wear
   If class fee Is:                                                                       comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for running and exercise.
   $0 - $10                      no addItIonal fee                                        Instructor: Mike Inouye
   $11 - $29                     add addItIonal $5 non-resIdent fee                       • A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
   $30 - $59                     add addItIonal $10 non-resIdent fee                      31308     Tu     7 - 8pm         2/12-3/12         MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.
   $60 and over                  add addItIonal $15 non-resIdent fee                      31309     Tu     7 - 8pm         4/2-4/30          MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.
                                                                                          31310     Tu     7 - 8pm         5/21-6/18         MAY    $50/5 Mtgs.


(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                                    31
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Mikethecoach Tennis -                   Intermediate                   Tem’s Amazing Tennis -                     All Levels
Mikethecoach will show your child how to use their tennis playing      All levels of players will benefit from this class. Beginners will learn
style in playing situations designed by Mikethecoach (Ages 8-15).      fundamentals. Intermediate and Advanced players will learn pattern
Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for running     and match play. High school players welcome! Private lessons are
and exercise. Instructor: Mike Inouye                                  available. For ages 5-18. Visit our website at TATacademy.com.
• A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.            Location: Lakewood Tennis Center, 4212 Clubhouse Dr., Lakewood.
31311     Th       7 - 8pm     2/14-3/14      MAY      $50/5 Mtgs.     Instructor: Lakewood Tennis Center Staff
31312     Th       7 - 8pm     4/4-5/2        MAY      $50/5 Mtgs.     • Bring tennis racquet and two unopened cans of heavy duty balls.
31313     Th       7 - 8pm     5/23-6/20      MAY      $50/5 Mtgs.     • Proper tennis shoes required - No basketball or running shoes.
                                                                       31522      F     4   -   6pm           2/8-3/1       Off   Site       $68/4   Mtgs.
                                                                       31523      F     4   -   6pm           3/8-3/29      Off   Site       $68/4   Mtgs.
                                                                       31524      F     4   -   6pm           4/5-4/26      Off   Site       $68/4   Mtgs.
Mikethecoach Tennis -                 Advanced
                                                                       31525      F     4   -   6pm           5/3-5/24      Off   Site       $68/4   Mtgs.
Mikethecoach will coach your child through skill, power and strategy
                                                                       31526      F     4   -   6pm           5/31-6/14     Off   Site       $51/3   Mtgs.
drills designed by Mikethecoach (Ages 8-15). Be sure to wear
comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for running and exercise.
Instructor: Mike Inouye
• A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.            Tem’s Amazing Tennis -                  Beginning
31305         W     7 - 8pm    2/13-3/13      MAY      $50/5 Mtgs.     No experience is necessary in this USTPA certified beginning tennis
31306         W     7 - 8pm    4/3-5/1        MAY      $50/5 Mtgs.     class. We will focus on proper fundamentals to give students a
31307         W     7 - 8pm    5/22-6/19      MAY      $50/5 Mtgs.     solid base including grips, stances, ground strokes, volleys, etc.
                                                                       Stroke production drills and hand-eye coordination techniques are
                                                                       used. Ages 5 - 18. Visit TATacademy.com. Location: Lakewood Ten-
                                                                       nis Center, 4212 Clubhouse Dr., Lakewood. Instructor: Lakewood
Mikethecoach Tiny Tennis                                               Tennis Center Staff
Mikethecoach will introduce your child, ages 4-7, to the fun game of
                                                                       • Bring tennis racquet and two unopened cans of heavy duty balls.
tennis. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for
                                                                       • Proper tennis shoes required - No basketball or running shoes.
running and exercise. Instructor: Mike Inouye
                                                                       31527     M/Th           4   -   5pm     2/4-2/28      Off   Site     $88/8   Mtgs.
• A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.
                                                                       31528     Sa             8   -   9am     2/9-3/2       Off   Site     $44/4   Mtgs.
31314     F       7 - 7:30pm    2/15-3/15      MAY     $50/5   Mtgs.
                                                                       31529     M/Th           4   -   5pm     3/4-3/28      Off   Site     $88/8   Mtgs.
31315     F       7:30 - 8pm    2/15-3/15      MAY     $50/5   Mtgs.
                                                                       31530     Sa             8   -   9am     3/9-3/30      Off   Site     $44/4   Mtgs.
31316     F       7 - 7:30pm    4/5-5/3        MAY     $50/5   Mtgs.
                                                                       31531     M/Th           4   -   5pm     4/1-4/25      Off   Site     $88/8   Mtgs.
31317     F       7:30 - 8pm    4/5-5/3        MAY     $50/5   Mtgs.
                                                                       31532     Sa             8   -   9am     4/6-4/27      Off   Site     $44/4   Mtgs.
31318     F       7 - 7:30pm    5/24-6/21      MAY     $50/5   Mtgs.
                                                                       31533     M/Th           4   -   5pm     4/29-5/23     Off   Site     $88/8   Mtgs.
31319     F       7:30 - 8pm    5/24-6/21      MAY     $50/5   Mtgs.
                                                                       31534     Sa             8   -   9am     5/4-5/25      Off   Site     $44/4   Mtgs.
                                                                       31535     M/Th           4   -   5pm     5/27-6/13     Off   Site     $66/6   Mtgs.
                                                                       31536     Sa             8   -   9am     6/1-6/15      Off   Site     $33/3   Mtgs.



                                                                       Tem’s Amazing Tennis - Intermediate/Advanced
                                                                       Tem’s Amazing Advanced Academy is open to middle and high
                                                                       school players. Proper technique is recommended. Players who are
                                                                       playing in tournaments can benefit from strategy, footwork, mental
                                                                       toughness and match play. Private lessons are available. Visit our
                                                                       website at TATacademy.com. Location: Lakewood Tennis Center,
                                                                       4212 Clubhouse Dr., Lakewood. Instructor: Lakewood Tennis
                                                                       Center Staff
                                                                       • Bring tennis racquet and two unopened cans of heavy duty balls.
                                                                       • Proper tennis shoes required - No basketball or running shoes.
                                                                       31537      Sa        9   -   11am        2/9-3/2       Off   Site      $64/4   Mtgs.
                                                                       31538      Sa        9   -   11am        3/9-3/30      Off   Site      $64/4   Mtgs.
                                                                       31539      Sa        9   -   11am        4/6-4/27      Off   Site      $64/4   Mtgs.
                                                                       31540      Sa        9   -   11am        5/4-5/25      Off   Site      $64/4   Mtgs.
                                                                       31541      Sa        9   -   11am        6/1-6/15      Off   Site      $48/3   Mtgs.


                                                                       I love playing basketball, going in
                                                                       the BIG playground, playing with
                                                                       my friends, and concerts in the
                                                                       park at Del Valle Park.
                                                                          Fees listed represent the cost for Lakewood residents.
                                                                           Non-residents see chart on Registration Information
                                                                                          page for additional fees.

32                                                                                                                                       Spring Recreation
                                                             Teen & Youth Fitness and Sports
                                                                      Volunteer Coaches Needed
                                                                      LYS is a staple in the Lakewood Community offering youth,
                                                                      ages 6-17 a fun, competitive, instructive environment to gain
                                                                      the youth sports experience. LYS has relied on volunteer
                                                                      coaches for over 50 years to teach the participants skills,
                                                                      rules and sportsmanship. This summer baseball, softball
                                                                      and T-ball players need your time. Come out and be a part of
                                                                      the program. Sign up to be a volunteer coach and experience
    All-City Track & Field Meet                                       the thrill of teaching a youngster how to hit a baseball, throw
    The City of Lakewood Youth Track & Field Meet will be held        a curve ball or field a grounder. One thing is for certain, the
    Thursday, April 4 at Lakewood High School, 4400 Briercrest        impact you’ll make on that child is one that will stick with him
    Ave., 4:30 p.m. check-in. First event will be held at 5:00        or her for life…and that’s a reward you can always be proud
    p.m. SHARP! Children may participate in any 3 events includ-      of. If you would like to sign up to coach, contact your local
    ing running and field events. Boys and girls born in 1996 or      park or call (562) 866-9771, ext. 2408.
    later may compete in this FREE activity. Sign up at any Lake-
    wood park beginning in March or call 866-9771 ext. 2408 for
    more information.

    T-Ball
    T-Ball teams for boys and girls ages 6-7 play at all Lake-
    wood parks this summer. T-Ball teams work on fundamental
    baseball/softball skills, stressing participation and fun, not
    competition. Sign-ups are May 18 - 25. Players must bring
    a birth certificate when they sign-up and be at least six years
    old but must not have reached their eighth birthday before
    June 1, 2013. Practices begin June 1. Instructional games
    are played June 22 - August 10. No registration fee for Lake-
    wood residents. Proof of residency required. Non-resident
    registration fee $20, payable at registration.

    Boys Baseball & Girls Softball
    Park league teams will be organized in four age divisions at
    all Lakewood parks this spring. Sign-ups are May 18 - 25.
    Players must bring a birth certificate and submit a registra-
                                                                             Mayfair Gymnasium Activities
    tion card signed by a parent or guardian. League divisions
    between ages 8-17 are determined by the player's age as of          Looking for something to do at the gym? Come on
                                                                        over to the Mayfair High School gymnasium and partici-
    June 1, 2013. Teams begin practice June 1. Regular season           pate in a variety of great programs. High school events
    games are played June 22 - August 10. Playoffs conclude             require occasional changes to scheduled activities at
    by August 17. No registration fee for Lakewood residents.           the Mayfair High School gym. Up-to-date gym sched-
    Proof of residency required. Non-resident registration fee          ules are available through Lakewood Online at lake-
    $20, payable at registration.                                       woodcity.org/sports.
                                                                                Teen Dodgeball Free Play
                                                                        You’ve seen the movie; you’ve seen the pro league on
                                                                        television. Now, it’s your turn! Bring your friends for
     The Future Stars Basketball Clinic is designed to teach            indoor fun. Will you be the last one standing? This is
     basic basketball skills to children ages 3 – 5. This free          a free, weekly event, come and have some fun!
     instructional program will prepare participants for play in                       Thursdays, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
     the Lakewood Youth Sports (LYS) basketball league. Parent                            January 10– May 16
     participation is encouraged. Each session meets for one
     hour for eight consecutive weeks from January 7 – February             Adult/Teen Volleyball Free Play
     28. Simply go to the park of your choice for the program.          Free play volleyball will be held for all levels at the
     For questions please call (562) 866-9771, ext. 2408 or visit       Mayfair High School gymnasium. Multiple courts will be
     us online at lakewoodcity.org/recreation                           used so that skill levels for play are equal. Players must
              • Palms          Mondays          6-7 p.m.                register at the gymnasium.
              • Del Valle      Tuesdays         6-7 p.m.                   Teens                         Adults
              • San Martin Wednesdays           6-7 p.m.                   • Thursdays, 6:30 – 9 p.m.    •Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
              • Biscailuz      Thursdays        6-7 p.m.                   • January 10 – May 16         •January 8 – May 14



(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                             33
                      Online Swim Lesson Registration - lakewoodcity.org/recreation
  Pre-Summer            Lesson Dates          Priority Resident          Non-Resident                Online             Walk-in
    Sessions                                 Registration Dates        Registration Dates          Registration       Registration
Mayfair Pool Only                                                                                     Ends              1-4 p.m.

Session 1             May 28 – June 7      Begins May 7 at 7pm        Begins May 14 at 7pm            May 20            May 25

Session 2             June 10 – 21         Begins May 21 at 7pm       Begins May 28 at 7pm            June 3            June 8

                           Lessons                                                Early Season Recreation Swim
•	 Youth	and	adaptive	lessons	are	offered	Monday	–	Friday	every			               Mayfair Pool Pre-Summer Weekends Only
   half hour between 3:30pm - 5:30pm.                                       May	25	-	June	16		•		1-2:30	p.m.	and	2:45-4:15	p.m.
•	 Not	all	levels	are	offered	every	half	hour.		                                  June	17	-	June	21		•		M-F		1-3:00	p.m.
•	 Minimum	enrollment	required	for	each	class.
•	 Classes	are	subject	to	cancellation	and	class	schedule	is	                       Pre-Summer Water Aerobics
   subject to change.                                                Begin your summer with a cool shallow or deep water aerobics
                     Lifeguard Training                              class. Water aerobics reduces injury and stress to your legs
                                                                     and ankles and is a great way to work out! Please register in
 The Lifeguard Training Course is an American Red Cross Course
                                                                     advance.
 that trains students in surveillance skills to help recognize and
                                                                     Instructors: Shallow: Diana Botros Deep: TBA
 prevent injuries, teaches rescue skills in the water and on land,
                                                                     • Special deep water aerobic flotation equipment may be pur-
 and provides First Aid, Oxygen Administration, AED and CPR for
                                                                     chased through the instructor for $51. Please indicate on your
 the Professional Rescuer certifications. Prerequisites include a
                                                                     registration form if you need to purchase the equipment.
 minimum age of 15 and passing a swim test given by the instructor
                                                                     Shallow Water Aerobics
 at the beginning of the first class. Instructor: TBA
                                                                       31637 M/W 6-7pm 5/29- 6/19 MPL $21/7 Mtgs.
 • A $60 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class for
                                                                       31638 T/TH 6-7pm 5/28- 6/20 MPL $24/8 Mtgs.
    the “Lifeguarding Participant Manual,” resuscitation mask and
                                                                     Deep Water Aerobics
    certificate.
                                                                       31639 M/W 6-7pm 5/29- 6/19 MPL $21/7 Mtgs.
 31636 F 5/3, 5-9pm Sa 5/4, 8am-6pm Su 5/5, 8am-6pm
                                                                       31640 T/TH 6-7pm 5/28- 6/20 MPL $24/8 Mtgs.
                            MPL         $150/3 Mtgs.

                                                  Junior Lifeguard Program
  The Lakewood Junior Lifeguard Program is for ages 12-15. A mandatory meeting for parents and mandatory swim test for interested
                                participants will be held on Saturday, June 8, 11:00am at Mayfair Pool.
                         More information and registration will be available in the Summer Recreation Catalog.

 For further information on Pre-Summer Aquatics, please call (562) 866-9771, ext. 2420 or 2408 after April 1.



                                 Sometimes it’s good to stop and
                                 “smell the roses” and consider all the
                                   good things that we have around
                                     us.
                                         Through Valentine’s Day
                                      (February 14), we’re asking
                                      Lakewood residents to tell us in
                                      their own words what they love
                                      about Lakewood on a heart-
                                      shaped form available online
                                      at www.lakewoodcity.org/
                                      ILoveLakewood, at city hall or
                                      at any city recreation facility.
                                         We’ll post lots of the hearts at
                                   city hall and online so that we can
                                 all smile and feel good about what
                                we, as residents, appreciate here in
                              Lakewood.
                               Let’s hear from you! What do you love
                            about Lakewood?



34                                                                                                                    Spring Recreation
                                                                                           Preschool Programs
Tiny Tots Sign Language                                                    Toddlers Love Music
Sign language provides a way for babies and children to tell oth-          This class is perfect for the active 1-2 year old toddler! Mix togeth-
ers what they want or what they are thinking about, even prior to          er rhythm band activities, singing, dancing, and drum and xylophone
language development. Visual clues also help babies and children           playing - add in a hello song and a goodbye song with a harmonica,
make sense of the words they hear and how they look at things              and keep the children active and engaged! Optional materials
around them. Parents will enjoy learning sign language too, allowing       available for purchase from instructor: $20. Parent participation
you to engage in a variety of fun and developmental activities with        required. Visit us online at KidsLoveMusic.net. Instructor: Karen
your child. Ages 6 months - 4 years. Instructor: Alika Leomiti             Greeno, Kids Love Music.
• A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class.               31470      M     4:15 - 4:45pm       4/1-4/29     MAY       $59/5 Mtgs.
31690      F    10:15   -   11am    2/8-3/8      BOY       $40/5   Mtgs.
31691      F    10:15   -   11am    3/15-4/12    BOY       $40/5   Mtgs.
                                                                           Itsy Bitsy Sports
31692      F    10:15   -   11am    4/19-5/17    BOY       $40/5   Mtgs.
                                                                           Get that early jump on learning the skills, mechanics and tech-
31693      F    10:15   -   11am    5/24-6/14    BOY       $32/4   Mtgs.
                                                                           niques of soccer, basketball, baseball and football. Play the sport
                                                                           of the season, which can help prepare you for those youth leagues
                                                                           down the road. Note: Large classes will exceed the one hour time
Academy of Music Presents Kindermusik                                      frame. Please meet by the bleachers. For ages 3-5. Instructors:
Kindermusik is designed for parent and child but is so much more           Dustin Plunkett and Jeremy Thurston
than a mommy and me class. Parents will learn about their child’s          • No class February 18 & 22, April 1 & 5.
developmental stages and how to help them grow confidently                  Soccer
through each step. Children will work on developing skills such as         31557     M     10:30 - 11:30am      1/28-3/4      MAY      $30/5   Mtgs.
large and small motor skills, listening vs. hearing, following direc-      31558     F     3:30 - 4:30pm        2/1-3/8       DV       $30/5   Mtgs.
tions and socializing. You will receive a CD, baby literature book,        31559     M     10:30 - 11:30am      3/11-4/15     MAY      $30/5   Mtgs.
banner and instrument so that you have everything you need to take         31560     F     3:30 - 4:30pm        3/15-4/19     DV       $30/5   Mtgs.
your Kindermusik experience home with you.                                  Basketball
• A $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class      31561     M     10:30 - 11:30am      4/22-5/20     MAY      $30/5   Mtgs.
   (cash only please).                                                     31562     F     3:30 - 4:30pm        4/26-5/24     DV       $30/5   Mtgs.
31475     W     9 - 9:45am          1/23-3/13    MAY       $80/8 Mtgs.     31563     M     10:30 - 11:30am      6/3-7/1       MAY      $30/5   Mtgs.
31476     W     10 - 10:45am        1/23-3/13    MAY       $80/8 Mtgs.     31564     F     3:30 - 4:30pm        6/7-7/5       DV       $30/5   Mtgs.



Babies Love Music                                                          Karate        (Pee Wee Tiger)
Babies Love Music is an interactive play time with your baby, ages         Little tigers ages 3-5 can learn some basic skills in this fun Karate
4 - 14 mos (not walking) using lap songs, finger plays, peek-a-boo         class designed just for them. Instructor: Kathleen Wegener
play, rhythm instruments and drums. Along the way your child gains         • A one-time $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class
vocabulary enrichment, motor & listening skills, social and cogni-           for a Karate belt.
tive development and fun with you! Adult participation required.           • Discount available if registering for both Tuesday & Thursday.
Optional materials: $20. Visit us online: www.KidsLoveMusic.net              Must request discount through City Hall.
Instructor: Karen Greeno, Kids love music.                                 • No class April 2 & 4.
• Offsite location: Cerritos Park East, 13234 E. 166th Street,             31592      Tu    3:30   -   4:00pm   2/5-3/12     MAY       $28/6   Mtgs.
   Cerritos.                                                               31593      Th    3:30   -   4:00pm   2/7-3/14     CTR       $28/6   Mtgs.
• No class February 18.                                                    31594      Tu    3:30   -   4:00pm   3/19-4/30    MAY       $28/6   Mtgs.
31073     M     4:15 - 4:45pm      1/28-2/25    Off Site   $48/4 Mtgs.
                                                                           31595      Th    3:30   -   4:00pm   3/21-5/2     CTR       $28/6   Mtgs.
31074     M     3:30 - 4pm         4/1-4/29     MAY        $59/5 Mtgs.
                                                                           31596      Tu    3:30   -   4:00pm   5/7-6/11     MAY       $28/6   Mtgs.
                                                                           31597      Th    3:30   -   4:00pm   5/9-6/13     CTR       $28/6   Mtgs.

Kids Love Music
Kids Love Music is an interactive musical time with your child, ages       Bumper Bowling
1-4 yrs. Sing, dance, play with puppets and rhythm instruments.            Experience the thrill of knocking the pins down. Kids (ages 3-7)
End with free flow music using xylophones, glockenspiels and               will enjoy this special do-it-yourself bowling opportunity. They can’t
drums! Along the way we encourage creativity, motor & listening            fail because the gutter channels are filled with a bumper pad. This
skills, social and cognitive development and fun with you! Adult par-      parent/child participation class is a great informal way to introduce
ticipation required. Optional materials: $20. Visit us online: www.        your child to the sport of bowling. Bowling shoes included. Pre-
KidsLoveMusic.net Instructor: Karen Greeno, Kids Love Music                registration required. Location: Cerritos Lanes, 18811 Carmenita
• Offsite location: Cerritos Park East, 13234 E. 166th Street,             Rd., Cerritos. Instructor: Cerritos Lanes Staff
   Cerritos.                                                               31247      Tu   3:30 - 4:30pm        2/5-3/12    Off Site   $30/6 Mtgs.
• No class February 18.                                                    31248      Tu   3:30 - 4:30pm        4/9-5/14    Off Site   $30/6 Mtgs.
31071      M     5 - 5:45pm        1/28-2/25    Off Site   $48/4 Mtgs.
31072      M     5 - 5:45pm        4/1-4/29     MAY        $59/5 Mtgs.
                                                                                               Lakewoodcity.org
  Please register early! At some point, we must deter-                       Click to the city’s website for access to Lake-
  mine if enrollment is sufficient to hold a class. If you                   wood’s 24-hour city hall. You’ll find recreation
  haven’t registered in advance, we can’t notify you if
  the class is canceled, or if we have made a change                         classes, an events calendar, online forms for city
  in the class logistics.                                                    services and news about Lakewood.

(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                                        35
Preschool Programs
                                                                          Gymnastic Giants
                                                                          Students focus on developing gymnastic/tumbling skills, coordina-
                                                                          tion, strength, balance, agility and following direction. Safely led
      Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:00 am – 1:00 pm                             by an experienced instructor, skills include: beginning cartwheels,
   A free parent conference and resource fair de-                         forward & backward rolls, balance beams plus obstacle courses,
                                                                          movement/exercise games and music! Progressive skill instruc-
   signed for parents who have children with dis-                         tion and positive reinforcement encourage confidence, pride, and
   abilities or at risk, from birth to age 5, will be of-                 good attitude while helping your child (age 3-5 yrs) become a ‘giant
   fered at the Burns Community Center. An Early                          success!’ Parent participation required. Instructor: Tumble-N-Kids,
                                                                          Inc., Elise Gary
   Childhood Specialist will focus on the importance                      • A $2 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.
   of play to encourage healthy childhood devel-                          31396    Tu     11:45am        -   12:45pm     2/5-2/26   PLM   $34/4   Mtgs.
   opment and communication. This free event,                             31397    F      11:45am        -   12:45pm     3/8-3/29   PLM   $34/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          31398    Sa     11:45am        -   12:45pm     3/9-3/30   PLM   $34/4   Mtgs.
   sponsored by the Harbor Early Start Partnership,                       31399    Tu     11:45am        -   12:45pm     4/9-4/30   PLM   $34/4   Mtgs.
   is expected to draw a big crowd! Be sure to                            31400    Sa     11:45am        -   12:45pm     4/13-5/4   PLM   $34/4   Mtgs.
   sign up by calling the Southeast Family Resource                       31401    F      11:45am        -   12:45pm     5/17-6/7   PLM   $34/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          31402    Sa     11:45am        -   12:45pm     5/18-6/8   PLM   $34/4   Mtgs.
   Center at (562) 926-7256.
                                                                          Gymnastics: Movement, Fitness & Power 1
                                                                          Gymnastics strengthens the mind, body and heart in powerful ways.
Glacial Polar Pups                                                        Concentration, creativity, respect and love of learning are encour-
Meet at Glacial Garden to ‘Get Fit and Socialize.’ For ages 4-6.          aged through movement, songs, games, and through the founda-
Class fee includes skate rental, half hour of instruction and free        tions of technical gymnastics. Correct technique is emphasized
practice session on your registered class day: Th 2:45-4:30pm/Sat         through positive and playful instruction. The skills learned provide
10:45-11:15am. Dress warmly. Check in early. Pre-registration             the basis for competitive gymnastics and for all other sports.
required. Location: Glacial Garden, 3975 Pixie Ave., Lakewood             Instructor has 15 years of experience. For ages 3-5. Instructor:
Instructor: Glacial Garden Staff                                          Laura Fuller
31358    Th   4 - 4:30pm        1/31-2/21    Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.   • A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.
31359    Sa   10:15 - 10:45am   2/2-2/23     Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.   • Friday classes emphasize tumbling and are great for cheerleaders
31360    Th   4 - 4:30pm        2/28-3/21    Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.      and dancers.
31361    Sa   10:15 - 10:45am   3/2-3/23     Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.   • No class May 26.
31362    Th   4 - 4:30pm        3/28-4/18    Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.   31420      F       4   -   4:55pm            2/8-3/22     PLM    $58/7   Mtgs.
31363    Sa   10:15 - 10:45am   3/30-4/20    Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.   31421      Su      2   -   2:55pm            2/10-3/24    PLM    $58/7   Mtgs.
31364    Th   4 - 4:30pm        4/25-5/16    Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.   31422      F       4   -   4:55pm            4/12-5/31    PLM    $64/8   Mtgs.
31365    Sa   10:15 - 10:45am   4/27-5/18    Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.   31423      Su      2   -   2:55pm            4/7-6/9      PLM    $76/9   Mtgs.
31366    Th   4 - 4:30pm        5/23-6/13    Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
31367    Sa   10:15 - 10:45am   5/25-6/15    Off   Site   $41/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          Gymnastics: Parent-and-Me!
                                                                          Connect with your child through gymnastics and share the fun as
                                                                          they learn and grow! This class provides an environment where your
                                                                          child can play and let their abilities arise. Moms, dads, grandpar-
                                                                          ents - each tumbler needs a partner. Twins are welcome and other
                                                                          siblings are invited to help out as well. Instructor has 15 years of
                                                                          experience. Ages 18 mos. - 3 yrs. Instructor: Laura Fuller
                                                                          • A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.
                                                                          • No class May 26.
                                                                          31428      Su      1:30 - 2pm                2/10-3/24    PLM    $35/7 Mtgs.
                                                                          31429      Su      1:30 - 2pm                4/7-6/9      PLM    $45/9 Mtgs.

                                                                          Gymnastics: Teeny Tumblers
                                                                          Enjoy special time together in activities fun for both parent and little
                                                                          cruiser. Teeny Tumblers will safely build important motor skills, bal-
                                                                          ance and coordination as they explore tunnels, roll and crawl down
                                                                          the ‘Big Cheese’, slides, balls and lots of creative age appropriate
                                                                          tumbling fun. Plus, music makes everything more fun! Parent
                                                                          participation required. For ages 12-24 months. Instructor: Tumble-
                                                                          N-Kids, Inc., Elise Gary
                                                                          • A $2 materials fee is payable to instructor at the first class.
                                                                          31403      Tu    9:30      -   10:30am         2/5-2/26   PLM    $34/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          31404      F     9:30      -   10:30am         3/8-3/29   PLM    $34/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          31405      Sa    9:30      -   10:30am         3/9-3/30   PLM    $34/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          31406      Tu    9:30      -   10:30am         4/9-4/30   PLM    $34/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          31407      Sa    9:30      -   10:30am         4/13-5/4   PLM    $34/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          31408      F     9:30      -   10:30am         5/17-6/7   PLM    $34/4   Mtgs.
                                                                          31409      Sa    9:30      -   10:30am         5/18-6/8   PLM    $34/4   Mtgs.

36                                                                                                                                    Spring Recreation
                                                                                    Preschool Programs
Gymnastics: Tumble Stars                                                      Tot Lot Registration Continues at
Girls & boys (ages 24-36 mos) are introduced to safe, age-appro-                    Two Lakewood Parks
priate tumbling skills: ‘Position of the Day,’ rolls, balance beams,
beginning cartwheels - ‘Monkey-Jumps!’ Led by an experienced in-         Tot Lot, a parent cooperative program for 2-5 year olds, is
structor using music, games, props, and creative play, kids develop      held at Del Valle and Mayfair Parks during the fall, winter
body control, focus, strength, coordination and balance. Progres-
                                                                         and spring. Most Tot Lots meet Monday - Friday, 9:30 -
sive skill instruction helps children happily zoom to confidence,
pride and skill success! Parent participation is required. Instructor:   11:30 a.m. in the fenced preschool play area of each park.
Tumble-N-Kids, Inc., Elise Gary                                          Parents are responsible for each Tot Lot's operation and
• A $2 materials fee is payable to instructor at the first class.        members select activities and excursions.
31410     Tu    10:30   -   11:30am   2/5-2/26   PLM     $34/4   Mtgs.      Tot Lot registration is accepted throughout the year (as
31411     F     10:30   -   11:30am   3/8-3/29   PLM     $34/4   Mtgs.   space permits). Up-to-date immunization cards, includ-
31412     Sa    10:30   -   11:30am   3/9-3/30   PLM     $34/4   Mtgs.   ing TB tests, and proof of age are required at the time of
31413     Tu    10:30   -   11:30am   4/9-4/30   PLM     $34/4   Mtgs.   registration. TB testing is mandatory for all new Tot Lot
31414     Sa    10:30   -   11:30am   4/13-5/4   PLM     $34/4   Mtgs.   children and working adults. The registration fee is $45 for
31415     F     10:30   -   11:30am   5/17-6/7   PLM     $34/4   Mtgs.   residents and $55 for non-residents.
31416     Sa    10:30   -   11:30am   5/18-6/8   PLM     $34/4   Mtgs.
                                                                            Since this is an organized program, a limited number of
                                                                         visitors are allowed in the fenced play area during Tot Lot
                                                                         hours, limited to one visit per month, and visitors must
                                                                         observe the Tot Lot rules. For more information, call (562)
                                                                         866-9771 ext. 2408.




   New playground equipment in the
   tot lot at Bloomfield Park will open
   for public use this season. The tot
   lot is designed for children ages
   2-5 years. This new play area will
   feature swings, slides, interactive
   play panels, jumping pods and
   spring riders. All are designed to
   be fun, promote communication
   and social interaction, and physi-
   cal activity.
      This new addition to the city’s
  Aplayground system will provide for
       new preschool play area
   youngsters with a safe,open in the
  children ages 2-5, will clean and
   attractive outdoor atmosphere for
  Spring of 2013 at Bloomfield Park.
   many years.
  Until then, visit Lakewood’s other
      Bloomfield Park is located at
  preschool play areas at Bolivar,
   21420 Pioneer Boulevard (Pioneer
  Biscailuz, Boyar, Del Valle, Mayfair,
   Blvd. @ 215th Street)
  Palms, and San Martin Parks!

(562) 866-9771 ext. 2408                                                                                                            37
Registration Informaton
         SPRING CALENDAR
    Resident Mail-In and On-line Registration is
                   Going on Now                                                                                     MAIL-IN
                                                                                                                    Fill out and sign the LIFE registration
  Non-Resident Mail-In and On-line Registration Begins:      ONLINE                                                 form and mail to: City of Lakewood, P.O.
               Monday, January 7                             You're first in line to register for your              Box 158, Lakewood, CA, 90714.
                                                             favorite classes with eCatalog:                        Check or money order only — Do not
                                                             lakewoodcity.org/recreation                            send cash!
     Phone-In/Walk-In Registration Begins:
             Monday, January 14                              Credit cards only
                                                                                                                    WALK-IN
          Most Classes Begin Week of:                                                                               From 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., M-Th and
             Monday, February 4                                                                                     alternating Fridays at Lakewood City Hall.
                                                                                                                    All payment forms accepted
                                                                     PHONE-IN                                       Walk-in registration at class location is
                                                                     (562) 866-9771, ext. 2408                      based on availability.
                                                                     Credit cards only                              Only checks are accepted

                   if class fee is:
                                                          WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND ADVANCE REG-                       SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
$0 - $10        no additional fee
                                                          ISTRATION DUE TO CLASS SIZE LIMITATIONS                  If you are not completely satisfied with your
$11 - $29       add additional $5 non-resident fee
                                                          AND TO ENSURE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF                        class, notify us immediately and we will
$30 - $59       add additional $10 non-resident fee                                                                arrange for you to: repeat the class at no
                                                          CLASS PARTICIPANTS.
$60 and over    add additional $15 non-resident fee
                                                                                                                   charge, transfer you to another class or
                                                           REFUND POLICY                                          receive a refund.
                                                          Refunds are accepted if requested before the second
 The City of Lakewood does not discriminate
                                                          class meeting or one business day prior to one-day        TRANSFER POLICY
 on the basis of disability in the admission or
                                                          classes. There is a $5 administrative fee for refunds.   Class transfers must be made before the
 access to, or treatment or employment in its
                                                          Travel and Day Camp programs have additional re-         second class meeting. Any additional class
 programs or activities. Should you need special
                                                          fund policies. Refunds will not include material fees.   payment must be received at this time. Only
 assistance, please contact the City’s ADA co-            A full refund will be made in the event an activity is   one (1) transfer per class participant is
 ordinator or the recreation department.
                                                          cancelled by the City prior to the starting date.        permitted.




                                    Call (562) 866-9771, ext. 2408 For More Information
                                              www.lakewoodcity.org/recreation
                                                           LIFE Form
                                        (Lakewood Individual & Family Enrollment) Form
 If you’ve filled out the Lakewood LIFE Form in the past, please complete Steps 1 and 3. Please
 complete all steps if you have never filled out a LIFE form.

 q	Check this box if you have a change of address, phone number or name. Be sure to also
 complete Step 2 with your up-to-date information.


 Step            1     First, give us your home phone number. Home Phone: (                                 )

                       Next, decide who the Main Contact is for your family. This is normally the person who is responsible
 Step            2     for signing up familly members and paying for classes. (Note: Any refund processed for this account
                       will be payable to the Main Contact.)


                                                                                                                  (         )
   Main Contact Last Name                           First Name                              MI                    Work Phone
                                                                                                                  (         )
   Street Address                                                                     Apt. No.                    Cell Phone

   City                                             Zip Code                          E-mail address


 Step            3     Participant Information Please list separately each participant and the class information requested.
                                                                                                     Sex        Birth Date       Start
          Class #        Last Name             First Name                 Class Name                                                         Fee
                                                                                                     M/F        mm/dd/yy         Date

  1.
  2.

  3.
  4.

WAIVER, RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND AGREEMENT NOT TO SUE                                                                   Total of class fees
I, the undersigned, fully understand that my, or my child(ren)’s (named above) participation in the city
activity(ies), (hereinafter “event/class”) exposes me and/or my child(ren) to the risk of property dam-
                                                                                                                    Total non-resident fees
age, personal injury or death. I hereby acknowledge my or my child(ren)’s voluntary participation in this
event/class and agree to assume any such risks.                                                             Tax deductible donation to help
I hereby release, discharge and agree not to sue the City of Lakewood, its officers, employees and        support Lakewood Volunteer Day
agents for any injury, death or damage to or loss of personal property arising out of, or in connection
with, my participation in the event/class from whatever cause, including the active or passive negli-                              Total Paid
gence of the City of Lakewood, its officers, employees and agents or any other participants in the event/
class. The parties to this agreement understand that this document is not intended to release any party
from any act or omission of “gross negligence,” as the term is used in applicable case law and/or statu-
tory provision.
In consideration for being permitted to participate in the event/class, I hereby agree, for myself, my heirs, administrators, executors and as-
signs, that I shall indemnify and hold harmless the City of Lakewood, its officers, employees and agents from any and all claims, demands,
actions or suits arising out of or in connection with my participation in the event/class.
I also understand that from time to time City representatives may photograph and videotape City recreation programs and participants.
By signing this form, I authorize the City to use or publish any images taken by the City showing my or my child's/children's participation.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND AGREEMENT NOT TO SUE AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM
AWARE THAT IT IS A FULL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY AND SIGN IT ON MY OWN FREE WILL.


                             Date                                                           Signature Required

       Print Name                                                       Method of Payment        	q	Check        q	Money Order      q	Cash

       Return to: City of Lakewood, P.O. Box 158, Lakewood, CA 90714 • (562) 866-9771, ext. 2408 • lakewoodcity.org/recreation
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      67th Annual Pan American Fiesta
                May 10 - 12
   Family and friends can enjoy three days of food, fun and
   entertainment at the 67th Annual Pan American Fiesta. The                                            20
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   fiesta begins Friday, May 10 and continues through Sunday,
   May 12 at Mayfair Park (corner of South Street and Clark
   Avenue in Lakewood). The City of Lakewood and the Pan
   American Association proudly sponsor this long time Lake-
   wood tradition. The Fiesta features carnival rides, crafts for
   sale, live entertainment and food throughout the weekend
   and an atmosphere in tune with a fiesta spirit.

     Parking for the Fiesta is Easy
   Parking will be available at Lakewood City Hall in the east
   parking lot. A free shuttle will run from City Hall to
   Mayfair Park every 15 minutes from 10am – 7pm on Satur-
   day, May 11 and Sunday, May 12.




                                                                       Friday,        May 10      5pm – 10pm
                                                                       Saturday,      May 11      11am – 10pm
                                                                       Sunday,        May 12      11am – 9pm



                                                                      ✔   Craft and display booths
                                                                      ✔   Tasty food booths
                                                                      ✔   Live Entertainment
                                                                      ✔   Children’s Cultural Booth
                                                                      ✔   Pan American Festival Historical Display
                                                                      ✔   Special Mother’s Day Breakfast event on
                                                                          Sunday (moms eat for free)

				
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