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ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS CATALOG

Creating Community Through People, Parks and Programs

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Table of Contents


 

Trips

Beach Blanket Babylon
Monterey Bay Aquarium
St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
Graton Resort & Casino
"Annie Get Your Gun"

Adult 55+ Activities

Housing Options Presentation
Lunch Club for Seniors
Seniors in Balance
Corte Madera Bingo
AARP Driver Safety Program
Art Healing for Mature Adults
Computer Classes
CERT

Adult Activities

Marin Master Gardeners
Backyard Chickens
Big Band Dances
Get Your Ham On
Spanish Classes
Marin Humane Society Dog Training
Jazzercise
Adult Tennis
Open Gym at Neil Cummins
Zumba
Over 40s & 50s Men's Softball League
Teens & Adult Bollywood Bootcamp

Special Events

Father Son BBQ
Photo Contest
Mother Daughter Tea Party
Mother Son Dinner Dance
Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance
Spaghetti Bingo
Warm Coat Drive
Holiday Home Decorating Contest
Senior Fair

Youth Activities

Summer Playground
Kids Club After School Program
Kids Club Holiday Camp
Amazing Science
Chess
Chess Tournament
Yoga Conditioning
Sing! Dance! Play!
Etiquette Essentials
Lego Engineering
MagiKids Course in Magic
Spanish
Italiano
Theater Improvisation with MTC
Kids TV, Commercial & Voice Over Acting
Broadway Pop Singing
Drawing & Painting
Homework Club
Art with Kiki
Aikido
Kids Capoeira
Gymnastics with Katie
Beginning Bollywood Fusion
Youth Basketball
Spring Break Basketball
Spring Break Soccer
Flag Football
Happy Feet Soccer
Kids Power Hour
Tennis
Soccer
Twin Cities Girls' Softball
Twin Cities Little League

Community Info

Facility & Park Info
Skate Park

Registration Information



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Trips

 


BEACH BLANKET BABYLON HOLIDAY SHOW
Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon at Club Fugazi. The world’s longest running musical revue, welcomes this holiday season
with special performances featuring a chorus line of tap dancing Christmas trees, special parodies of traditional Christmas carols
and a gigantic Yuletide hat.

Bus leaves the Corte Madera Community Center at 12:00p.m.,on Sunday, December 29th, 2013. Doors open approximately one
hour before show time. Our tickets are for the Rear Cabaret section, Seating is general admission (first come, first served).
Return to Corte Madera approximately 4:00 p.m. Fee includes round trip transportation, your theater admission and driver
gratuity. Due to the grown-up content of the show ages 18+ only please.

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE.
Fee includes round trip transportation, your theater admission and driver gratuity.

#3312 Sun 12/29 12:00pm-5:00pm $87 / 1
(Return time may vary depending on traffic)

 

 

 

 


MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM

A winter morning, relaxing bus ride to the Monterey BayAquarium perfect for an adventure. Once there spend your time
wandering through all the exhibits like the Kelp Forest, Seahorse exhibit, or the Jellyfi sh. Enjoy lunch at their casual
café or their full service restaurant. Maybe check out some of Cannery Row if you have a moment. The possibilities
are endless. Be sure to check the Aquarium Exhibits section before you come to preview some of the highlights
www.montereybayaquarium.org.

Bus departs Corte Madera Community Center at 8:30am and returns at 4:30 pm. (Return time might vary depending on
traffic)

Fee includes Aquarium ticket, round trip transportation and driver gratuity.

Adult (18+) $56
Senior (65+) $53
Student (13-17 or college ID) $53
Child (3-12, under 3 free) $43

#3310 Sat 2/22 8:30am-4:30pm Fees above

 

 

 


ST. PATRICK'S DAY LUNCHEON & SHOW AT THE UNITED IRISH CULTURAL CENTER IN SAN FRANCISCO
Savor a lovely lunch of Corned Beef & Cabbage, Potato Leek Soup and dessert while taking delight in traditional
Irish entertainment. There will be an Irish Sing-a-long, Irish pipe players and the Healy Dancers.

Bus departs Corte Madera Community Center at 11am an returns at 3pm. (Return time might vary depending on traffic)

Cost for this trip will be available mid-January 2014

#3311 Mon 3/17 11:00am-3:00pm

 

 

 


GRATON RESORT & CASINO
It’s time to check out the new Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park. They are off ering an endless variety of slots and
video poker, along with an abundant array of table games, including Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Baccarat, and a dedicated
poker room.

Since Graton is a new casino they are currently not offering any extras for bus groups. Its possible things may change
by the time we take our trip, if so we will let you know immediately.

Fee includes round trip transportation and driver gratuity. The bus departs the Corte Madera Community Center at 10:00 a.m.,
with a stop at the Smith Ranch Road park ‘n ride, then enjoy 4 hours of casino time before returning by 5:00 p.m.
(Return time might vary depending on traffic)

#3313 Mon 3/31 10:00am-5:30pm $28 / 1
(Return time might vary depending on traffic)

 

 

 


"ANNIE GET OUR GUN" THE MUSICAL AT SPRECKELS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Enjoy a Sunday matinee performance of “Annie Get Your Gun” the musical. Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park
is a hidden gem offering wonderful seats, a live orchestra and excellent community theater stage performances.
Handicapped seating will be available at both the theater and on the bus. What a grand way to spend a Sunday.

Bus departs Corte Madera Community Center at 12:30pm and returns at 5:30pm. (Return time might vary depending on traffic)

#3314 Sun 2/16 12:30pm-5:30pm $53 Full price
$51 Senior

 

 

 


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Adult Activities 55+

 

HOUSING OPTIONS PRESENTATION FOR SENIORS
FRIDAY, MARCH 7TH

Free to the public. You can get valuable information about aff ordable housing choices for mature adults in Marin.
Whether you are looking for housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend and even if making ends meet
is a struggle, Leslie has over 20 years experience working with senior resources and senior housing and can help you fi nd the
right housing. It is easy to feel confused and overwhelmed by all the diff erent choices, but don’t delay! Start planning
today! Free to the public!

#3317 Fri 3/7 11:00-12:30pm Free

ABOUT THE INSTUCTOR
Leslie has over twenty-five years of experience as a therapist, mediator, communications specialist and life and business
coach. She spent many years working in the corporate world as an employment counselor and manager of a temporary
employment agency as well as with the non-profit sector specializing in senior resources and intergenerational housing.
Most recently she was the Director of Senior Information and Marin Independent Elders at Whistlestop Senior Center and
the Housing Advocate at Marin Housing. Currently, she is the Director of Shared Housing with Episcopal Senior Communities.

 

 

LUNCH CLUB FOR SENIORS

Courtesy of Good Earth Fairfax, the Corte Madera Community Center serves a delicious, well–balanced hot lunch to
people 60+ and their spouses for a $3 donation. $6 dollars for anyone under 60. Lunch is served every Thursdays from
noon to 12:45 p.m.
(Except holidays).
Call (415) 927-5072 for details.

NO LUNCH SERVICE ON DEC 26TH & JAN 2ND

 

 

 


SENIORS IN BALANCE

Yin & Yang symbols surround a lotus flowerThis class is a blend of Tai Chi Qigong, yoga, and western mind/body science to improve balance and coordination.
This class is appropriate for seniors with reasonable mobility who are motivated to take responsibility for their health and
wish to prevent falls and restore or maintain a good balance of spirit, mind, and body throughout their lives. The program
includes balance principles and practices from Tai Chi Qigong, yoga therapy, and brain-stimulating exercises from
Western science. This program is distinguished from either Western exercise-based balance classes or Tai Chi Qigong
classes by its comprehensive blend of Eastern and Western movement therapies which specifically address age-related
changes to balance. The carefully orchestrated practices work simultaneously on all dimensions of balance.


Instructor: Shirley Dockstader
Location: Main Hall


Thu 1/9-6/19 1:00-2:30pm Fee by donation
(No class on 5/29)



ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Shirley Dockstader
Shirley Dockstader is an accredited medical Qigong teacher and has been teaching the ancient healing movement arts for over 30 years. She was on the staff of the Marin YMCA for many years, taught for the Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco, and the Community Wellness Program at Cal Pacific. She is a national record-holding racewalker. Shirley is the producer/writer of Strengthening Your Immune System with Mind & Movement.





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bingo

 

 


CORTE MADERA BINGO

Photo of senior citizens posing in front of bingo tableJoin our group of active older adults for BINGO every Thursday
from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Corte Madera Community
Center. You’re sure to have fun!

Come and enjoy wonderful company, delicious treats like
Lappert’s ice cream, and other great perks and surprises.

Location: Main Hall

NO BINGO ON DEC 26TH & JAN 2ND

 

 

 

 




AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM

Sharpen your driving skills through the AARP-created “Smart Driver” program. This course was developed to help drivers 50
years or older adjust to age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Medication and its eff ects on driving will
also be addressed. At the end of this course, a certificate of completion, which may save you money on auto insurance,
will be given.

The 8 hour course is split between two days and is for those who have never taken the class before or have not taken the
4½ hour refresher course in the last three years. You must attend both classes to get a certificate.

The 4½ hour refresher course is for those who have taken either the 8-hour or 4½ hour course within the last three years.

Instructor: AARP staff
Location: Main Hall

*please note: If you arrive 15 minutes late or more you will not be allowed to take the class and no refund will be given*

4½-HOUR REFRESHER COURSE DATE, FRIDAY ONLY

#4412 Fri 1/17 10:30-3:00pm $15 & $20 / 1
($15 AARP members; $20 non-members)

#4413 Fri 5/2 10:30-3:00pm $15 & $20 / 1
($15 AARP members; $20 non-members)

8-HOUR COURSE, TWO FRIDAYS

#4404 Fri 2/21 & 2/28 10:30-2:30pm $15 & $20 / 2
$15 AARP members; $20 non-members

 

 

 

 

ART HEALING FOR MATURE ADULTS
Art healing encourages people to express and understand emotions through the creative process of artistic expression.
Art healing is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts,
solve problems, develop interpersonal skills, reduce stress, and more. In our class, students are free to choose any media and
materials for creating whatever self-expression images that satisfy their desires and interests. Examples of media and materials
that we propose to them include: watercolor, oil, acrylic, tempura, oil pastel, chalk, felt, markers, clay, play-doh, paper, cardboard,
wood, and more …

Location: Main Hall

Art of Cubism Workshop
#3400 Mon 2/24 5:30pm-7:30pm $30 / 1

Art of Impressionism Workshop
#3401 Tue 3/11 5:30pm-7:30pm $30 / 1

Pop Art Workshop
#3402 Tue 4/15 5:30pm-7:30pm $30 / 1

Art of Expressionism Workshop
#3403 Mon 5/5 5:30pm-7:30pm $30 / 1

Art of Surrealism Workshop
#3404 Mon 6/2 5:30pm-7:30pm $30 / 1

There is a $10 materials fee for all art classes.
Please pay the instructor on the day of class.


ABOUT THE INSTUCTORS
Bahram Khamjani earned his M.A. in philosophy from Tehran University where he studied under noted philosophers
on Islamic and Persian Art. He was Professor of Historic Preservation in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning
at Beheshti University and has authored four books, 29 articles, and several academic papers. Bahram is a working artist and
has had several exhibits in the U.S. He is a certified residential care for elderly administrator, applying his multidisciplinary
studies to his art healing program with seniors.

Jaleh Alavi graduated from the University of Allameh Tabatabaee, Tehran with a B.A. in psychology. She was the
owner, founder, and manager of Ariane Art Gallery where she published and introduced the most famous Persian vanguard
artists. She managed and operated more than 10 groups and private shows of contemporary Persian artists in San Francisco,
Tiburon, and Mill Valley. She has worked with seniors in an art healing program, where she brings together all her experience
and studies in helping seniors’ well-being.

 


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COMPUTER CLASSES -- Location: Classroom

Computer with mouse attached

 

 

 

BASIC COMPUTERS -- 2 SESSIONS, 2 HOURS EACH
This class is intended for those with little to no experience with personal computers or those who just want to learn more.
The course will move at your pace. No one will be left behind. Questions are always welcome. We utilize exercises to maximize
your understanding. Upon completion you will have a firm foundation and understanding of PC’s and be comfortable using them.
You will learn:
• Terminology
• Basic navigation techniques
• Surfing the web
• How to get an email account and address
• How to send and receive emails with attachments.
• Tips on protecting your computer from spyware and viruses
• How to avoid internet scams so you can feel safe doing your shopping at home

Location: Computer Room

#4103 Tue 2/25-3/18 9:20-11:20AM $45 / 4

#4104 Tue 4/22-5/13 9:20-11:20AM $45 / 4

 

 

WORD – 2 SESSIONS, 2 HOURS EACH
This class is intended for those with some familiarity with PC’s, but questions are always welcome. This course will help you
become comfortable with Microsoft Word 2010 (the most popular Word Processing application). You will develop the skills
necessary to create, edit and format professional looking documents. The course will move at your pace. No one will be left
behind. We utilize exercises to maximize your understanding.
You will learn how to:
• Create, edit and save documents
• Format text
• Create lists
• Insert tables
• Find and replace text
• Correct spelling/grammar errors.

These skills are paramount for anyone in today’s job market or for someone just wanting to better utilize email or write that great
American novel.

Location: Computer Room

#4204 TUE 2/25-3/4 11:30-1:30PM $45 / 2

#4205 TUE 4/22-4/29 11:30-1:30PM $45 / 2

 

 

OPEN Q&A SESSION – 2 SESSIONS, 2 HOURS EACH
Bring your laptop and questions. John will attempt to answer your specific questions, resolve problems on your laptop and work with
you on your issues with email, web surfi ng, choosing a computer, etc. Use this time to further your understanding of computers or
maximizing your computer efficiency.

Location:Computer Room

#4106 TUE 3/11-3/18 11:30-1:30PM $45 / 2

#4107 Tue 5/6- 5/13 11:30-1:30PM $45 / 2


 

 

EXCEL - 2 SESSIONS, 2 HOURS EACH

This class is intended for those with some familiarity with PC’s, but questions are always welcome. This course will help you
become comfortable with Microsoft Excel 2010 (the most popular Spreadsheet application). You will see why Excel is such a powerful
tool for managing budgets, securities, task lists and any other chore that involves numbers. The course will move at your pace.
No one will be left behind. We utilize exercises to maximize your understanding.
You will learn how to:
• Create, edit and save spreadsheets
• Format columns and data
• Create formulas
• Create charts

These skills are paramount for anyone in today’s job market or for someone just wanting to manage financial tasks.

Location: Computer Room

#4301 Tue 2/25-3/4 2:00-4:00PM $45 / 2

#4302 Tue 4/22-4/29 2:00-4:00PM $45 / 2

 

 

 

PHOTO EDITING – 2 SESSIONS, 2 HOURS EACH
This class is intended for those with some familiarity with PC’s, but questions are always welcome. We will cover useful topics
regarding photo editing so you can show off and share those vacation photos. The course will move at your pace. No one will
be left behind.

You’ll learn how to:
• Change images’ dimensions and resolution
• Crop photos
• Adjust color and contrast
• Increase sharpness
• Remove blemishes

We will cover the following programs:
• PhotoShop Elements 9
• Picasa Photo Editor
• Microsoft Office Picture Manager
• Paint

Location: Computer Room

#4109 Tue 3/11- 3/18 2:00-4:00PM $45 / 2

#4110 Tue 5/6-5/13 2:00-4:00PM $45 / 2

 

 

John TeasleyABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

John Teasley has been working with PCs for over 20 years both at home and in the business community. He owned his own consulting company where he provided Information Technology Project Management and Training services to companies across the country. He is a retired Vice President and Manager from Wells Fargo, has an MBA and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He enjoys teaching and helping people navigate the world of PCs either in class or on a one-on-one basis (415-927-1744).




 


 



 

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Adult Activities




SPRING HAS SPRUNG!...
TIME TO GET YOUR GARDEN GROWING!

Join us for an Edible Gardening Panel Discussion designed to get you inspired to get out and garden! Come hear three
experienced, successful Marin Master Gardeners present the “how-to” of growing vegetable and fruit in Marin. Then, ask
them, and a panel of seasoned Master Gardeners, the edible gardening questions that have been bugging you (maybe
literally!) as you think about what you would like to grow in your garden. This is a great opportunity to pick the brains of
hands-on, successful UC-trained gardeners.

Location: Main Hall

#3010 Sat 3/15 1:00-3:00pm $5 / 1

 

 


BACKYARD CHICKENS
Curious about the backyard chicken trend sweeping Marin county? Learn about the joys of farm fresh eggs and bonding
with feathered friends as well as the trials and tribulations of coop cleaning and safekeeping hens from local predators. You’ll
learn size and space requirements for coops and runs; rules, regulations and poultry ordinances for Marin county townships;
how to feed, care for and safely range your birds; as well as how backyard birds will impact garden design and abundance.
All are invited to this hen party!

Location: Main Hall

#3011 Sat 5/31 1:30-2:30pm $5 / 1



About the Marin Master Gardeners
The Marin Master Gardeners are a dedicated and extensively trained group of approximately 300 Marin resident volunteers
who share their love of gardening and horticulture through community service and educational outreach. Since 1986,
Marin Master Gardeners, as members of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), have been sharing with home gardeners
and community organizations their plant health and gardening knowledge in order to create a healthy environment for Marin
County. For more information, visit www.marinmg.org or call 415-473-4204

 

 

 


BIG BAND DANCES AT CORTE MADERA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Ray Simpson Big Band

 
















The 17-piece Ray Simpson Big Band, plays the music of the 30s, 40s, and 50s — from swing to jazz. These local musicians have performed professionally for years. You’ll hear arrangements created by the late Ray Simpson, along with favorites from Count Basie, Les Brown, Jimmy Lunceford, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, and Glenn Miller. You can simply sit and listen to the band’s crooners and guest singers perform favorites like, “It Had to Be You,” and “Mack the Knife” or get out on the floor and dance the night away! The band is a perennial Italian Street Painting Festival favorite and fills the Main Hall at the Corte Madera Community Center every second Wednesday of the month from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Main Hall

big band dance

 

UPCOMING DANCE DATES FOR 2014:

JAN 8
FEB 12
MAR 12
APR 9
MAY 14
JUNE 11
JULY 9

 

 

 

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GET YOUR HAM ON
(AGES 16-99... OH, WHY STOP THERE? 103)

If you are: (multiple choice quiz)

this class has your name on it. In it, you can get answers to any and all burning questions you have about “the
business” from a veteran (40 years plus) “pro”, experience the freeing fun of improv, as well as try your hand at t.v.,
film, and commercial scripts.

Since a lot of singing involves acting, we are opening this up to you wannabe warblers. Last day of class can be a
mini-performance of acting and/or singing samples.

Location: Main Hall

#3201 Mon 1/6-2/10 6:30-7:30pm $115 / 5
(No class on 1/20)

#3204 Mon 3/3-3/31 6:30-7:30pm $115 / 5

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
bettina devinBettina Devin has been a working actress/singer in network television, feature films, voice-over,
theater, and concert appearances for 40 years. Her work can be seen in projects for Pixar, Disney, MGM,
and major network television shows. Best known for her highly visible role in the film version of “RENT”
(as Idina Menzel’s clueless mom), she can most recently be seen in starring and principal roles in 9 films
she shot since ‘06. She recently voiced multiple characters for the prestigious Berkeley Rep production of
Lemony Snicket. You can finally see Bettina in her starring role as the Cruella DeVille-type villainess in the highly
anticipated family feature film, Doggie Boogie, in theaters worldwide, in addition to renting it on Comcast, ITunes,
Amazon, and- Time Warner.



PLEASE NOTE

Our MagiKids and acting instructors are working professionals, and from
time to time they do cancel classes on short notice for performances or for
auditions. Phone calls and emails will be made as soon as we are made aware
of the cancellation. Make-up classes will be offered.

 

 

 

 

SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASSES

SPANISH LANGUAGE REFRESHER
(For adults who want to brush up their Spanish speaking skills)
Since you are already a “semi-seasoned” Spanish language student, having completed a basic course with Valeria or the
equivalent, how about smoothing out the rough edges of your learning before moving on to the next level? In this class you will
review verbs and pronunciation while having a great time.

Instructor: Valeria Furino
Location: Main Hall Classroom

#3412 Wed 4/23-6/4 10:00-11:00am $180 / 7

 

FREE ORIENTATION
Join Valeria for a FREE orientation meeting for the foreign language classes off ered at the Corte Madera Community Center.
Discuss with your teacher your need, goal and achievement you desire to obtain.
Orientation will be held at the Corte Madera Community Center.

#3410 Wed 1/8 10:00-11:00am Free / 1

 

 

 

BEGINNING SPANISH FOR ADULTS
Feel the joy of communicating in Spanish almost immediately!
This course is off ered for travelers, business people, or anyone who wants to learn a new language. Whether you’re an absolute
beginner or someone who needs to brush up your skills, join us for this wonderful class! Valeria will teach you a fun and efficient
way to learn Spanish – with minimum grammar and memorization.

You will learn about culture, food, fashion, and other practical topics that will help you not only learn the language but speak it
immediately! Second session continues from the lessons you’ve learned from the previous session.

Instructor: Valeria Furino
Location: Community Center Classroom

#3411 Mon 9/9-10/21 5:30-6:30pm $180 / 7

 

 

 

SPANISH FOR ADULTS - BEGINNING LEVEL 2
6 FUN AND INTERESTING CONVERSATIONAL WEEKS
to learn Appropriate today’s vocabulary and developing immediately an Appreciation for Spanish-American life,
language and traveling culture. Imagine eating a Ceviche in Mazatlan watching the sunset , or meandering in the Mercado
of San Miguel de Allende, and asking for your favorite drink, all in Espanol! Motoring by car, boat, bici, or by your personal
Burrito, would be extremely rewarding!!! OLE’ The repetition, association and rehearsal (with Valeria, your teacher) of
sounds and words, Will develop quickly your Spanish memory bank. The last day of class will be visit to a very special
Mercado y Taqueria, “saboreando” Aguidas y Questo Fresco, together with the Taco of your choice. Con provecho!
Nos vemos en clase, andle, pues!

Instructor: Valeria Furino
Location: Community Center Classroom

#3413 Wed 3/5-4/16 10:00-11:00am $180 / 7

 

 

 


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Valeria Furino, M.A., born in Rome from a Spanish mother and French father, grew up and studied in Europe, Latin America,
and the U.S.; she is a true citizen of the world. Valeria has an M.A. in Linguistics and Languages. She created her
“DIRECT-CONVERSATIONAL-ACTIVENATURAL- LANGUAGE METHOD:” an easy and fun approach to learning a foreign
language, especially for English-speaking students. Valeria taught in many American universities (Texas, UCLA, Kansas, etc.,
and programs in Europe), in television, and in Marin County (MGH, San Rafael Police and Firefighters, etc.) for more
than 20 years, with great conversational results.



 

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The Marin Humane Society

 

 

 

 

 








BEGINNING DOG TRAINING CLASSES
The Marin Humane Society’s dog training classes are a great place for people and dogs to learn a common language, and for dogs to
learn the house rules. Our instructors use positive reinforcement to solve behavior problems and to teach your dog to walk on a
leash without pulling, greet politely, sit or lie down quietly, come when called, and to wait at doors. Our Family Dog 1 classes are
a great bonding experience and are conducted entirely on leash. They do not include playtime, as our focus is on strengthening the
relationship between you and your dog.

FAMILY DOG 1
For dogs 4 months and older. This class teaches the fundamentals of good manners- all the tools you’ll need to start your dog
out right or refresh your older dog’s manners. FIRST CLASS IS MANDATORY AND FOR PEOPLE ONLY, NO DOGS, PLEASE !
Class size- 8 dogs

#6000 Sat 2/1-3/15 11:15-12:15pm $165 / 6
(No class on 2/22)

#6002 Sat 4/5-5/17 10:00-11:00am $165 / 6
(No class on 4/26)

#6003 Sat 4/5-5/17 11:15-12:15pm $165 / 6
(No class on 4/26)

 

 

 

FAMILY DOG 2
Graduates of FD1 or equivalent. Hone the skills learned in Family Dog 1 through a variety of exercises that solidify your dog’s good
manners and focus on you in distracting situations. Limited to 8 dogs. Bring dogs to all classes.

#6001 Sat 2/1-3/15 10:00-11:00am $165 / 6
(No class on 2/22)

 

 

 

RECALL MADNESS
Have you ever called your young (or old!) dog and he goes the other way? Recall, or “Come when called” training is vital to
keeping your dog safe at the beach, in your yard, at the dog park or even around home. Come and enjoy some time with
your dog while increasing the probability that your dog will come to you each and every time you call.
Prerequisite- FD1 and dog friendly dogs.

#6004 Mon 4/7-4/28 6:00-7:00pm $110 / 4

 

 


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Karen Scheuerholz

Karen Schuerholz is a graduate of the Marin Humane Society Canine Behavior Academy Levels I and II.
She has been a private dog trainer for many years. Karen has worked in the Behavior and Training
Department at the Marin Humane Society assisting with dog behavior evaluations and behavior consults,
and continues to work as an Adoption Counselor at Marin Humane Society and train new volunteers in the
program. Her philosophy is that dog training can be fun! The key ingredient to having and raising pets is
patience and knowing that they will tell you what they want- you just have to pay attention to how they tell you.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Jazzercise Ad, call 415-927-4165 for information







































































ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORJoy Simmonds
Joy Simmonds has been teaching Jazzercise classes for over 13 years. She received her certification from
Jazzercise in 1999, but before that was a Jazzercise student for many years. The Jazzercise program is the
longest running exercise program in the United States (over 40 years). She loves the way the Jazzercise
program stays up to date with music and moves and loves how it makes her and the students feel and stay
or get fit. She also has taught Junior Jazzercise both at the CM Community Center and at Neil Cummins
Elementary, as well as the Jazzercise Lite program. She has performed at several Warrior’s Half Time shows
and volunteers to train dancers for the “To Celebrate Life Fashion Show” for breast cancer survivors at the
Marin Civic Center. Joy was also trained in tap and jazz dance and is certified in CPR.

 

 

 

 




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ADULT TENNIS - AGE 18YRS & UP


Students will be introduced to the basic skills of tennis, including forehand, backhand, serve, and volley. Emphasis is on proper
stroke technique and enjoyment of the game. For more classes offered around Marin County or to set up a private lesson, please
visit www.tennisinmarin.com

Instructor: Tennis in Marin staff

Location: TP Tennis court


Adult Beginner


#1055 Mon 1/27-3/24 6:30-8:00pm $176 / 8
(No class on 2/17)

#1057 Mon 4/21-6/16 6:30-8:00pm $176 / 8
(No class on 5/26)



Adult Intermediate/Advanced


#1056 Wed 1/29-3/19 6:30-8:00pm $176 / 8

#1058 Wed 4/23-6/11 6:30-8:00pm $176 / 8








ADULT OPEN GYM AT NEIL CUMMINS GYM
Volley Ball going over a Volley Ball net

Come down to the Neil Cummins Gym on Sunday and Tuesday Nights. Bring a friend and jump in a
basketball game. It is only $5 drop in or you can purchase a card that will get you 10 visits for only $30.
Check the calendar outside the gym for any days we may not be there. But normally every Sunday,
Monday and Tuesday there is a great group ready to play. Hope to see you all there.

Location: Neil Cummins Gym

$5 drop in or $30 for 10 passes

Sunday Basketball 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Monday Volleyball 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Tuesday Basketball 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

 

 

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ZUMBA
zumbaZUMBA is the Latin-inspired hottest dancefitness craze! If you like ‘ So you think you can Dance’ and
‘Dancing with the Stars’ you’ll love Zumba! Experience a Fun, Exhilarating way to burn 500-800 calories
an hour, improve flexibility, and coordination, plus, tone your body while doing easy to follow dance moves,
like Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Samba, Tango, Belly dance and more! All levels welcome
- no experience needed! For more info please check Zumba.com or email: zumbagirlmarin@verizon.net.

Get Fit, Get Happy! Join the Party!

Instructor: Marion Boumans
Location: Main Hall

#3500 Wed 1/22-3/12 5:30-6:30pm $80 / 8
$12 drop-in

#3501 Wed 3/19-5/7 5:30-6:30pm $80 / 8
$12 drop-in

#3502 Wed 5/14-7/2 5:30-6:30pm $80 / 8
$12 drop-in

 

 

Marion BoumansABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Marion Boumans has been teaching Zumba and organizing Zumba parties and charity events for almost
four years in Marin County. She has also been part of the Zumba half-time show for the Warriors basketball
team. She ballroom and Latin danced in Europe where she grew up, and has been Afro-Caribbean dancing
in the US for the last 15 years. Marion is certified in Zumba Basic 1 and 2, Toning (with light weights),
Gold (active older adult– low impact), Zumba kids, and ZUMBA Aqua (in the pool). She is also certified in
AFAA (cardio and body sculpt), Booty Beat, and CPR.



 

 

 


OVER 40’S AND OVER 50’S MEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUEBaseball Player

If you are looking for a great softball league, look no further than the Town Park Softball Field March – October.
A solid group of 15 teams play Monday through Friday. We are always looking for interested fans and players.
Come out to the diamond for a late afternoon of Corte Madera’s favorite past time. Some teams even compete
in national tournaments. You will not be disappointed. Hope to see you all there.


Monday – Friday Next season starts March 2014
$800 per team
LOCATION: TP SOFTBALL FIELD

 

 

 

 

TEENS & ADULTS BOLLYWOOD BOOTCAMP
Come see what the new craze in the dance world is all about!
Dance to the newest Bollywood songs and experience a culture through fun, energetic, and wild moves that will get
your heart racing. This class is designed for dancers of all levels for an engaging one hour of exercise like you've never
experienced before. Get a taste of culture, get in shape, and see for yourself just how much fun working out can be!

Location: Main Hall

#1800 Tue 1/7-3/4 5:00-6:00pm $160 / 8
(No class on 2/18)

#1801 Tue 3/18-5/20 5:00-6:00pm $160 / 8
(No class 4/8 & 4/15)


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Miss Ena

 

Miss Ena has 14 years of professional experience in kathak and 11 years of Jazz and
tap. Currently, she is teaching a variety of classes throughout the Bay Area in Bollywood
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SPECIAL EVENTS


FATHER SON BBQ

Fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Dads and sons will have a blast playing kickball and eating barbeque. Games and activities until 9:00 p.m.

#3324 June 14th, 6:30pm to 9:00 pm.
$20 per person




MOTHER DAUGHTER TEA PARTY
Mothers and daughters will spend quality time at a Mad Hatter dinner party. We’ll play games, dance, make an art project, and more!

#3225 May 10th, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
$20 per person

 

MOTHER SON DINNER DANCE

#502 April 4th, 7:00pm to 9:00 pm
$27 per person

Theme: “Once Upon a Time”

Tickets go on sale
January 14th, 2014





DADDY DAUGHTER DINNER DANCE

#503 April 11th 7:00pm to 9:00pm

#504 April 25th 7:00pm to 9:00 pm
$27 per person

Theme: “Once Upon a Time”

Tickets go on sale
January 14th, 2014



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SPAGHETTI BINGO

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! WE’LL ENJOY A BUFFET-STYLE SPAGHETTI DINNER FROM 6:00 TO 7:00, THEN PLAY BINGO
FOR PRIZES UNTIL 9:00PM. NO BINGO DAUBERS NEEDED; WE PLAY WITH REUSABLE CARDS. 3 CARDS PER PLAYER.
ADDITIONAL CARDS $1 EACH. $14 PER PERSON.
Location: Main Hall

#3866 February 28th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
$14 PER PERSON

Sign up ahead of time! We sold out last time and had to turn away walk-ins. Also, remember that lots of
children participate so the noise level is a bit higher than at our Thursday morning Bingo games.

 

 

 

CORTE MADERA’S 7TH ANNUAL AMATEUR
PHOTO CONTEST

Co-Sponsored by Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce and Corte Madera Parks & Recreation

Submissions due on or before 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Photo enthusiasts, hobbyists and aspiring photographers- enter for a chance to be featured in the
next Parks & Recreation brochure! All ages are welcome to submit photos!

cameraCategories include:

• Landscape / Nature
• People
• Animals
• Black and White
• “Taken in Corte Madera”
• Photos taken with a cell phone
• Miscellaneous

 

How to participate:
1. Put your name, address, email, phone number, and a title or brief description on the back your entries.
2. Include $3 per entry.
3. Send submissions to: Corte Madera Parks & Recreation c/o “Photo Contest,” 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
4. Email photos taken with a cell phone to: Bhernandez@ci.corte-madera.ca.us

The winning photographer will receive a $100 gift card, plus, their winning photo will be featured in the
upcoming Parks & Rec. brochure. The top photos will be displayed on the Town website for one year.

To see last year’s winners visit:
www.ci.corte-madera.ca.us
Call 927-5072 for more information.

#3966 $3 Per photo entry

 

 

 


 

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5TH ANNUAL
KIDS CLUB ONE WARM COAT DRIVE
Have an extra coat in your closet? Want to give the gift of warmth and hope? Our goal is to provide any person
in need with a warm coat, free of charge. Please donate that new or gently used coat to a person in
need. This is a perfect opportunity to clean out that closet and to help someone stay warm! The beauty of
One Warm Coat Drive is that it doesn’t cost a thing. You have that donation hanging in your closet taking
up space. Donations to benefit local shelters, halfway homes, youth shelters, women shelters, and children’s
shelters.

DROP‐OFF LOCATION
Corte Madera Community Center

DROP‐OFF DATES
Nov. 4th-Dec. 16th, 8:00am to 4:30pm Mon-Thur

 

 

 

SENIOR FAIR

Seniors, join us on May 29th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for our annual Senior Fair. A broad range of
agencies, service groups and vendors who work to meet the needs of seniors will be on hand to provide
information and make presentations. Snacks and drinks provided. Admission is free.

 









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HOLIDAY HOME AND BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST

Nominate yourself, a neighbor, or your favorite business for Corte Madera’s Holiday Home Decorating Contest
(Sponsored by Corte Madera Parks & Recreation and Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce).

Nominations due by 3:00 p.m. on Thur, December 19th.

To enter:
Call (415) 927-5072
Email rec_dept@ci.corte-madera.ca.us

Form:
www.ci.corte-madera.ca.us/recreation_dept/forms.htm

On the night of Friday, December 20th, we’ll be looking for outstanding displays in the following categories:
Classically Festive
National Lampoon Extravaganza
Stunning StoreFront
Uniquely Festive
Top winners will receive holiday goodies, and photos of their extraordinary decorations will be displayed on the
Parks and Rec. website.


 

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YOUTH ACTIVITIES

 


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REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 10TH!

Summer Playground is an 8 week drop-in day program for children ages 5 – 12. We are open Monday through
Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For nearly 40 years Corte Madera Parks & Recreation has offered this
convenient, low-cost, yet fun program. We’re proud to be back again this year with even more group games,
theme weeks, sports, arts and crafts, nature walks, special guests, and field trips.

Visit www.ci.corte-madera.ca.us in March for more information and registration forms.

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM FOR 13-15 YEAR OLDS


If keeping your teenager busy during the summer is a concern, sign them up for the C.I.T. program at Parks and
Rec.! As a “Counselor in Training,” teens learn what it takes to become a camp counselor by helping with day-today
tasks like setting up activities and making snacks.
C.I.T.s do not get paid, however, they get to have fun with their friends while gaining valuable work experience. They
also earn community service hours for school!

Applications available March 10th.

1st Year Marin Residents $300
2nd Year Marin Residents $200
3rd Year Marin Residents $100

1st Year Non Residents $400
2nd Year Non Residents $300
3rd Year Non Residents $200

Visit www.ci.corte-madera.ca.us in March for more information and registration forms.

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KIDS CLUB

Corte Madera Parks & Rec Kids Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR MISSION:
To be an after school program that implements genuine care, respect and courtesy for children, parents and each other. To be the premiere provider of childcare, while meeting the needs of the children, parents, schools and communities we serve. To enhance and enrich the lives of children as they become young adults, while working as a team toward common goals.

 

If you are a parent, read this:
The years between 5 and 13 represent a time of great growth and opportunity for children, as well as of considerable vulnerability and risk.
After the school bell rings and before parents are home from their workday, children need programs that provide enrichment opportunities and minimize their
exposure to risk. Kids Club helps to minimize exposure to risk and gives children a fun, safe place to grow.

FEES & SCHEDULES:
Kindergartners
Monday-Friday
$36 / per day

1st-5th graders
Monday-Friday
$25 / per day

Fees are to be paid in advance along with your monthly pick up schedule.
No programs on school holidays unless specified.

Monday to Friday, 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm
10% discount will be given if you pay in full for 4 days or more within the same week.

Program Director: Brian Hernandez
Site Director: Christina Ennis
Site Director: Amanda Johnson
Phone: (415) 927-5071
Kids Club after 5pm number: 706-5128, 927-6723
Email: bhernandez@ci.corte-madera.ca.us

 

 

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Holiday Day Camps Ages 5-12



#2068 M-F 12/23-12/27 8:00am-6:00pm $47 per day
(closed 12/25, 12/26)

#2069 M-F 12/30-1/3 8:00am-6:00pm $47 per day
(Closed 1/1)

#2071 M-F 4/14-4/18 8:00am-6:00pm $47 per day



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GRADES 3 & 4

Classes are different each session! Join us for a wide variety of kid-pleasing science topics, demos, hands-on projects and
experiments, including chemistry, physics, electronics, geology, and biology! Slip into Slime, investigate Detective Chemistry,
explore the real science behind “20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea,” test your Pirate Skills, meet Carnivorous Plants, and more!
All experiments are kid safe and fully supervised; all materials are included. Amazing Science has over $10,000 in materials and
equipment available to the program! 3rd and 4th grade class is more advanced to challenge older students. Please visit our
website for more information on classes! www.AMAZINGSCI.org

#1060 Mon 1/13-3/24 3:00-4:00pm $211 / 8
(No class on 1/20, 2/17 & 3/17 )

#1062 Mon 3/31-6/2 3:00-4:00pm $211 / 8
(No class on 4/14 & 5/26)


GRADES 1 &2

Classes are different each session! Join us for a wide variety of kid-pleasing science topics, demos, hands-on projects
and experiments, including chemistry, physics, electronics, geology, and biology! Slip into Slime, investigate Detective
Chemistry, explore the real science behind “20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea,” test your Pirate Skills, meet Carnivorous
Plants, and more! All experiments are kid safe and fully supervised; all materials are included. Amazing Science
has over $10,000 in materials and equipment available to the program! 3rd and 4th grade class is more advanced to
challenge older students. Please visit our website for more information on classes! www.AMAZINGSCI.org

Instructor: Elena Belsky
Location: Neil Cummins classroom

#1061 Tue 1/14-3/25 2:25-3:30pm $247 / 10
(No class on 2/28)

#1063 Tue 4/1-6/3 2:25-3:30pm $230 / 9
(No class on 4/15)

 

 

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Town of Corte Madera Parks and Recreation Refund Policy for Programs:

Refund for classes will be issued only if cancellation is made at least 7 days prior
to the first class. There is a $10 cancellation fee. No refund will be issued if cancelation
is made within 7 days of the class.

 

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CHESS FOR KIDS -- GRADES K-6

Kids around a chess boardKids! Join our chess class and experience the fun and excitement of the world’s best strategy game. Beginners learn basic concepts and how to move and best use each piece while playing games with their friends! Intermediate and advanced players learn opening-, middle- and end-game techniques appropriate to their level while solving puzzles and participating in in-class games and tournaments.

Parents! Learning chess facilitates children’s cognitive development by providing them with opportunities to practice thinking, analyzing, problem solving, decision making, visualizing future possibilities, and applying lessons of past experiences to present circumstances.

Lanette and Jeff Gordon of Marin Scholastic Chess have taught chess in Marin for 15 years, creating more than 250 lessons. They organize the Marin County Scholastic Chess Championship for any child K-8 who resides or goes to school in Marin. They also host an end-of the-school-year tournament for all their students. They coach school chess teams that have won several state championships. If you have questions, write to marinchess@comcast.net, go to their website at www.marinchess.net or call 924-2362.

Includes a Marin Scholastic Chess T-shirt for first-time students.

Instructors: Jeff & Lenette Gordon
Location: Neil Cummins Classroom

#2064 Tue 1/7-3/25 4:20-5:20pm $165 / 11
(For grades K-6) (No class on 2/18)

#2066 Tue 4/1-6/10 4:20-5:20pm $150 / 10
(For grades K-6) (No class 4/15)

#2065 Wed 1/8-3/26 1:35-2:35pm $165 / 11
(For grades K-4) (No class 2/19)

#2067 Wed 4/2-6/11 1:35-2:35pm $150 / 10
(For grades K-4) (No class 4/16)


About the Instructors
Lanette Chan-Gordon is a former member of the Board of Directors of Calchess, the Northern California Affiliate of the United States Chess Federation. She and her husband, Jeff Gordon, teach chess in numerous after school programs. They coach school chess teams that have won several state championships. They organize the Marin County Scholastic Chess Championship held annually in San Rafael.

Lanette Chan-Gordon and Jeff GordonThis is their response to people who ask, “Why Chess?” “In chess, every turn is another problem to solve, another decision to make. The beauty of chess is that it stimulates children’s minds and helps them build valuable skills while they are engaged in an enjoyable activity. We try to make our chess activities as much fun as possible. When something is fun and interesting, children enjoy the process and learn the material more quickly and easily. The happy result is that children who learn chess become better thinkers and problem solvers and more capable decision makers while they are having fun!”

 

 

 





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YOGA CONDITIONING FOR KIDS GRADES 3 & 4
(CROSS TRAINING MEETS YOGA)

From active kids to young athletes, this class will focus on bringing balance, proper alignment and core strength through cross
training and yoga postures, to strengthen the body, and improve concentration skills while having fun!

Your child will gain new skills, an increased awareness of the body, and the ability to use focused breathing to relieve and release
emotions to encourage problem solving both on the court, on the field, or in the classroom. Comfortable work out attire is suggested.

Instructor: Marcie Anderson
Location: Neil Cummins classroom

#1052 Mon 1/6-3/3 2:50-3:35pm $98 / 7
(No class 1/20 & 2/17)

#1053 Mon 3/24-5/12 2:50-3:35pm $98 / 7
(No class 4/14)

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Marcie is a unique blend of teacher and healer. Marcie has been a certified personal fitness trainer for 19 years, beginning her career in Portland,
Oregon with the Portland Trailblazer basketball team as a support trainer. She soon after developed a personal clientele that primarily came
from medical doctor and surgeon referrals. Marcie relocated to the Los Angeles area in 1996 and had a greater audience for yoga therapy and
healing, in addition to personal fitness training.

Marcie has taught in Australia, India, Oregon, and California, and currently resides in Marin County, California. Marcie is available for
teachings, meditation initiation and instruction, and yoga sessions. Marcie is also available for healing sessions, both in person and
distance healing by appointment.

 

 






child playing a tambbourineSING! DANCE! PLAY! 2 TO 5 YRS
Come sing, dance and play musical games while learning basic musical concepts such as beat,
rhythm, pitch, dynamics, and tempo. Enrich your child’s heart, and soul through their natural love of
music, song and instruments.

#1021 Mon 1/6-2/10 10:15-10:45am $85 / 5
(No class 1/20) $17 Drop-in

#1022 Mon 2/24-3/24 10:15-10:45am $85 / 5
$17 Drop-in

#1023 Mon 4/21-5/19 10:15-10:45am $85 / 5
$17 Drop-in

 

Erin Hurley

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Erin Hurley has been a local professional singer for over 20 years. She brings many years of teaching music education to her fun filled,
instructional classes. Erin Hurley has a B.A. in vocal performance and is a Music Education teacher for Pre-K through 5th grade.











ETIQUETTE ESSENTIALS SERIES FOR
KIDS AGE 7-11

Get Your Etiquette On! Have your children become more equipped with the prized life skills of charm and acceptable
manners in today’s modern world, with The Protocol Academy’s Children’s Etiquette and Dining Essentials series. In a fun,
captivating and progressive setting among their peers, your children will actively learn and practice crucial skills such as:
Meet and Greet Essentials, Connecting with People; Family Politeness; Conversation Skills and Communication Cues;
and Situational Conduct. In addition, your children will learn and practice necessary fi rst-hand dining skills such as:
Place Settings; Home and Away Dining Manners; Table Manners and Behavior; Styles of Dining; and more. Join the manners fun!

The course is taught by Angie Allison, Chief Etiquette Officer of The Protocol Academy, a division of Daily Protocol. She is
a certified etiquette and communications trainer for children through young adults, and a member of The Society for
Certified Etiquette Trainers. Prior to Daily Protocol, Angie was an executive in advertising, design, art representation and
corporate communications.

Location: Neil Cummins classroom
Instructor: Angie Allison

# 1117 Thur 1/9-2/6 3:00-4:30pm $150.00 / 5








ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS WITH LEGO® GRADES 2-5robot

Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Students explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and
structural engineering, from Gear Cars to Battletracks. The engineer-designed curriculum challenges new and
returning students to reach higher levels of engineering- comprehension while having fun.

Instructor: Play-Well Tech staff
Location: Neil Cummins Classroom

# 2072 Wed 1/15-3/12 1:40-3:10pm $169 / 9





PRE-ENGINEERING WITH LEGO® GRADES 2-5
Have your child become a Play-Well Engineer! Build cities, bridges, motorized cars and planes. With access to over 100,000
pieces of LEGO, students build what they have only dreamed of with the support of an experienced Play-Well Engineering
instructor.

Instructor: Play-Well Tech staff
Location: Neil Cummins Classroom

#2073 Wed 3/26-5/28 1:40-3:10pm $169 / 9
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MAGIKIDS COURSE IN MAGIC FOR KIDS -- AGES 7-10

Magician's Hat and WandSeeing a magician perform is a chance to experience the wonders of magic.
Performing magic allows your child to become the life of the party and give your family
and friends something wonderful to remember. Most of all, your child will enjoy amazing everyone.
Magic is an ancient art, international language and an incredible world unto it’s own.
Paula Ramsey brings that world forward with her MagiKids’ Course in Magic.
This is a pleasure and a gift your child will have and be able to give for a lifetime.

In this class, students will learn:
* to “think outside the box;”
* invent and adapt their own tricks and routines
* learn about the exciting history and evolution of magic
* Increase their motor and eye-hand coordination
* Develop their self-esteem and public speaking/acting abilities

Students will learn tricks with everyday objects, cards, coins, ropes and much much more.
Note: There is a $10 materials fee to be paid to the instructor at the first class.

Instructor: Paula Ramsey
Location: Community Center Classroom

#1300 Wed 1/8-2/26 1:40-2:40pm $120 / 8

#1302 Wed 3/12-5/7 1:40-2:40pm $120 / 8
(No class 4/16)


INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED COURSE

All students must pass a magic performance test and get instructor approval prior to registration.

#1301 Wed 1/8-2/26 3:00-4:00pm $120 / 8

#1303 Wed 3/12-5/7 3:00-4:00pm $120 / 8
(No class 4/16)

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Paula Ramsey has been a Bay Area magician for over 25 years She is a member of the IBM, SAM, and the prestigious Academy of Magical
Arts (Magic Castle of Hollywood). Known for her humor and ability to connect with all ages, Paula has performed for many celebrities and
taken her show all over the world. Teaching children has been the highlight of her career and joy in her life.


PLEASE NOTE

Our MagiKids and acting instructors are working professionals, and from
time to time they do cancel classes on short notice for performances or for
auditions. Phone calls and emails will be made as soon as we are made aware
of the cancellation. Make-up classes will be offered.

 

 

 

SPANISH GRADES 3 & 4

Material will be provided and tailor-designed to the needs of each class/group level. The class provides encouraging support
for each child, both individually and in groups. Repetition and “active involvement” in the simple material rehearsed together
will be conducive to a fun learning time. Singing, dancing, food, and music will also be incorporated in the lessons. Students will
be kept interested and eager to progress every class, and his/her achievement will be celebrated.

Instructor: Valeria Furino
Location: Neil Cummins classroom

#1015 Tue 1/7-3/4 3:00-3:45pm $150 / 8
(No class 2/18)

#1016 Tue 3/18-5/13 3:00-3:45pm $150 / 8
(No class on 4/15)

 

 

 

ITALIANO GRADES 3 & 4

A simple and fun experience in learning and rehearsing together. Italiano, tailor made material designed to give the new student
student an interesting and fun learning time supported by the class group, including singing and dancing. Foods from treat the
diff erent regions of Italy will also be presented in the course, keeping the child motivated to progress in his or her learning and
rewarded in the final class celebration.
Ciao in classe!

Instructor: Valeria Furnio. M.A.
Location: Neil Cummins classroom

#1019 Tue 1/7-3/4 3:50-4:35pm $150 / 8
(No class 2/18)

#1020 Tue 3/18-5/13 3:50-4:35pm $150 / 8
(No class on 4/15)

 

Valeria Furino, M.A., born in Rome to a Spanish mother and French father, grew up and studied in Europe, Latin America,
and the U.S.; she is a true citizen of the world. Valeria has an M.A. in Linguistics and Languages. She created her
"DIRECT-CONVERSATIONAL-ACTIVENATURAL- LANGUAGE METHOD:” an easy and fun approach to learning
a foreign language, especially for English-speaking students.

Valeria has taught in many American universities (Texas, UCLA, Kansas, etc., and programs in Europe), for television, and
in Marin County (MGH, San Rafael Police and Firefighters, etc.) for more than 20 years, with great conversational results.

 

 

 


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THEATER IMPROVISATION WITH MTC:
The Emperor's New Clothes 1st-5th grades

Join Marin Theatre Company for the third class in our year of“Once upon a time…” Each term, our after-school classes will
learn new theater skills through the exploration of fun fairy tales. Each class will play with a classic story to build theatrical skills,
all leading up to a performance-workshop of Rapunzel in the spring. We hope your student will join us on our third fairy tale
adventure of the year! Once upon a time there was a king who believed he was wearing the finest clothes when really he was
wearing nothing at all! In this theatre improvisation class, students will learn to follow impulses and how to works as a team with
spontaneous circumstances such as assuring the king his outfit is the fi nest in the land. Using The Emperor’s New Clothes, students
will learn how to respond quickly with creative responses to given circumstances. Students will share improvised scenes and games
learned with friends and family on the last day of class.

Great for all levels of experience, this class will teach students to think quickly on their feet. The instructors are professional
teaching artists from Marin Theatre Company; Marin’s premiere professional theatre located right in Mill Valley.

Instructor: MTC Staff
Location: Neil Cummins classroom

#1001 Tue 2/4-4/1 3:00-4:00pm $120 / 8
(No class on 2/18)

 




PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP WITH MTC:
Rapunzel
1st-5th grades
Join Marin Theatre Company for the fi nal class in our year of “Once upon a time…” Using the acting, movement, voice and improvisation
skills developed over the course of the year, students will have a chance to gain rehearsal and performance experience in a classroom
setting as they stage a short 10 minute adaptation of Rapunzel. Students will have the opportunity to perform their play at Marin
Theatre Company with other classes from all over Marin County at the end of the term. Performance date and time will be announced at
the first day of class.

Great for all levels of experience, this class will give students new tools for physical express. The instructors are professional teaching
artists from Marin Theatre Company; Marin’s premiere professional theatre located right in Mill Valley.

Instructor: MTC Staff
Location: Neil Cummins classroom

#1059 Tue 4/22-6/10 3:00-4:00pm $120 /







KIDS TV, COMMERCIAL, & VOICE-OVER ACTING
AGES 7-12

Calling all hams! Students will loosen up with improvisational games, get speech and diction training, get some fundamental acting techniques,
and of course, will get their chance to record and hear/see their performances on actual fi lm, TV, video game, and radio scripts. In her classes,
Bettina not only teaches acting and singing techniques, but also provides students with the unusual opportunity of studying with a working pro,
someone who understands first-hand the vicissitudes of the challenging business of“show.” Her contacts in the industry have led her into casting
and producing local commercial and film projects, thereby enabling her to bring her students into the real world of show business.
Romanus Wolter, (director of “Doggie Boogie,” the award-winning family feature film now playing internationally and available on t.v. on demand),
will be Guest Instructor for several of these classes. Kids will have the opportunity to work with a bonafide movie director! A large part of her
teaching business includes career consulting. She guides parents toward the “right” channels, thereby avoiding the pitfalls of what can be an often
fickle and confusing industry. Many of Bettina’s students have signed with top local agents thanks to Bettina’s guidance and contacts.

STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO READ WELL.

Instructor: Bettina Devin
Location: Main Hall

#2053 Thur 2/13-4/3 3:30-4:30pm $148 / 8

#2055 Thur 5/8-6/12 3:30-4:30pm $112 / 6

 


 


BROADWAY/POP SINGING

“Justin, Selena, Katy, Bruno, and all the Glee guys and gals had to start somewhere. Now’s the time for your young stars in the making to start
learning the healthy way to sing, while having a ball learning how to “sell it” like their idols.” It’s crucial that beginning warblers start at an early age
familiarizing themselves with our wonderful musical theater standards. Given that Broadway, with the help of Disney, has gone as rock and pop as
the music industry, it’s important that kids also experiment with current pop music. Students will work on one standard Broadway song and a pop song of their choosing. We will perfect those and the last day of class will be a relaxed performance of both!

Instructor: Bettina Devin
Location: Main Hall

#2052 Thur 2/13-4/3 4:30-5:30pm $148 / 8

2054 Thur 5/8-6/12 4:30-5:30pm $112 / 6

ABOUT THE INSTRTUCTOR

Bettina DevinBettina Devin has been a working actress/singer in network television, feature films, voice-over, theater,
and concert appearances for 40 years. Her work can be seen in projects for Pixar, Disney, MGM, and major
network television shows. Best known for her highly visible role in the film version of “RENT” (as Idina
Menzel’s clueless mom), she can most recently be seen in starring and principal roles in 9 films she shot since ‘06.
She recently voiced multiple characters for the prestigious Berkeley Rep production of Lemony Snicket.
You can finally see Bettina in her starring role as the Cruella DeVille-type villainess in the highly anticipated family feature
film, Doggie Boogie, in theaters world-wide.

 

 

 

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DRAWING & PAINTING
Students will explore fine art basics in several media, including watercolor, pencil, pen, and marker. We will learn to draw
landscapes, cartoons, and portraits, and to bring imagined subjects to life. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.

Instructor: Harry Simpson
Location: Neil Cummins classroom

Paint palletteGRADES 1 & 2

#1076 Mon 12/9-2/3 2:25-3:25pm $98 / 6
(No class 12/23, 12/30 & 1/20)

#1075 Mon 2/24-4/7 2:25-3:25pm $98 / 6
(No class on 3/17)

#1079 Mon 4/21-6/2 2:25-3:25pm $98 / 6
(No class 5/26)

 

GRADES 3 & 4

#1077 Thur 12/12-1/30 2:55-3:55pm $98 / 6
(No class on 12/26 & 1/2)

#1078 Thur 2/27-4/3 2:55-3:55pm $98 / 6

#1080 Thur 4/24-6/5 2:55-3:55pm $98 / 6
(No class 5/1)

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Harry Simpson is a professional artist and Marin native who has taught art in the Bay Area for over twenty years. He received single
subject (English and art) and multiple subject teaching credentials from Dominican University and a History of Art degree from UC Berkeley.
He most recently was the art teacher at the Lycee Francais in San Francisco where he also taught English to the third, fourth and fifth grades.
He continues to teach art through the Larkspur recreation summer program, as well as after school programs in Kentf eld, Strawberry, and
Mill Valley.






 


HOMEWORK CLUB GRADES 1-4

A homework club for Neil Cummins students, 1st-4th graders, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The purpose of this homework club is to
give students support in doing their nightly reading, practicing their math facts, and getting help on “long-term” projects.

Location: Neil Cummins classroom

GRADES 1 & 2

#1041 T &Th 1/14-2/13 2:20-3:20pm $100 / 10

#1043 T &Th 2/25-3/27 2:20-3:20pm $100 / 10

#1045 T & Th 4/1-5/15 2:20-3:20pm $100 / 10
(No class on 4/29 & 5/1)


GRADES 3 & 4

#1042 T & Th 1/14-2/13 2:50-4:00pm $100 / 10

#1044 T & Th 2/25-3/27 2:50-4:00pm $100 / 10

#1046 T & Th 4/1-5/15 2:50-4:00pm $100 / 10
(No class on 4/29 & 5/1)

 






ART WITH KIKI

KIKI'S CLAY CLASS WINTER WONDERLAND K-4th grade
In KIKIs COOL Winter clay class we will have a great time! Each week will feature a new project, such as a pocket bear, an animal money
bank, a picture frame, a milk-carton dog house, a puppet, and more. After children have completed their assignment they have free
choice time with clay or drawing. We will complete the clay process by bisquing, drying, or glazing and fi ring each piece in the onsite kiln.
All work goes home the last day. We will have a small finger-food potluck celebration for the children. Please send a box or bag for
children to take their artwork home in. Classes may be repeated as each session is diff erent. Please pay lab fee to Kiki during the first
class.

Instructor: Kiki Rostad
Location: Neil Cummins Classroom

#1081 Mon 1/27-3/24 2:55-4:30pm $115 / 7
(No class 2/17 & 3/17)
Materials fee: $25.00 to be paid to instructor at first class.

#1082 Wed 1/29-3/19 1:30-2:55pm $125 / 8
Materials fee: $25.00 to be paid to instructor at first class.






SPRING FORWARD WITH CLAY
AGES 5-10 YRS

This ceramics class is for children of all ages. The assignments are environmentally based using green Spring as the theme. We
will cover all aspects of spring and nature. We will make a clay miniature birdhouse, a bird and nest, a driftwood-clay garden art
mobile, glaze a clay pot, and make a nature tile using materials found in the park & a wind sock. We will paint with glaze and
complete the ceramic process by firing all pieces twice in the on sight kiln. All projects go home the last day of class, which is a
finger-food potluck celebration for the children, so bring in a small snack or juice drink to share. Please bring a friend and share in this
delightful experience.

Instructor: Kiki Rostad
Location: Neil Cummins Classroom

# 1083 Mon 4/21-6/2 2:55-4:30pm $105 / 6
(No class 5/26)

Materials fee: $25.00 to be paid to instructor at first class.

#1084 Wed 4/23-6/4 1:30-2:55pm $115 / 7
Materials fee: $25.00 to be paid to instructor at first class.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Kiki Rostad:
MA. candidate JFKU
BA. SFSU Clay and Glass blowing
Certified Art therapist CCAC
Counselor CCC
Early childhood Ed. Cert Merritt
Richmond Art Center, Oakland Museum, Art Camp Founder and Director, Art Gallery docent,
Teaching children Art since 1975

 

 

 

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AIKIDO OF TEMALPAIS KID'S PROGRAM
THE ROLLERS AGES 4-7

At Aikido of Tamalpais for the 4-7 year old age group, we do game based learning with an emphasis on fun. With colorful
toys and games, kids get worked out, run around and release pent up energy. We teach them to move around the dojo and in
a group, and how to follow the leader. They learn basic social training skills and respectful communication. Children learn how
to roll and fall safely, how to quicken their response times, how to control their impulses, and they learn quieting skills.
In Aikido the kids learn how to use their body and their peaceful, grounded strength versus their aggressive and
confrontational strength. We teach and show them how kindness is stronger than being mean. They learn that being clear and
centered in their body supports a body that can meet, connect with and direct others in an inviting, kind and generous way.

Instructor: Dolano Arthur
Location: Aikido of Tamalpais
142 Redwood Ave., Corte Madera


#2084 Tue & Fri 1/7-3/7 4:oo-4:45pm $250 / 16

#1000 Tue 1/7-3/4 4:00-4:45pm $150 / 8

#1010 Fri 1/10-2/28 4:00-4:45pm $150 / 8


#1012 Tue & Fri 3/11-5/9 4:oo-4:45pm $250 / 16

#1024 Tue 3/11-5/6 4:00-4:45pm $150 / 8

#1025 Fri 3/14-5/9 4:00-4:45pm $150 / 8

(No class 2/18, 2/21, 4/15 & 4/18)

 

AIKIDO OF TAMALPAIS KIDS PROGRAM
THE AIRBORN AGES 7-13
aikido players

The focus of Aikido classes is to have fun while instilling confidence through clear body language
(leadership posturing/anti- bullying). Through aikido games we learn solution-oriented communication
and to see that there are a multitude of options available to us. Through playful challenges we up the
anti so that we can practice how to function under pressure, with a grounded, graceful, and
compassionate outlook on life.

Instructor: Dolano Arthur
Location: Aikido of Tamalpais
142 Redwood Ave., Corte Madera

#2086 Mon & Thurs 1/6-3/13 4:oo-5:00pm $250 / 16

#1002 Mon 1/6-3/10 4:00-5:00pm $150 / 8

#1003 Thurs 1/9-2/27 4:00-5:00pm $150 / 8

#1013 Mon & Thurs 10-5/8 4:00-5:00pm $250 / 16

#1026 Mon 3/10-5/5 4:00-5:00pm $150 / 8

#1027 Thurs 3/13-5/8 4:00-5:00pm $150 / 8

(No class 1/20, 1/23, 2/17, 2/20, 4/14 & 4/17)

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dolano Arthur has been practicing Aikido for 18 years and holds the rank of Nidan (second degree black belt). She runs
the kids program at Aikido of Tamalpais, is the mother of three school aged girls, and makes it part of her practice to bring
the lessons of Aikido into her daily life.

 

 

 

KIDS CAPOEIRA
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form that incorporates acrobatics, dance, percussion, and songs in a rhythmic dialogue
of body, mind, and spirit. It is a communal game in which two opponents play each other inside a circle, formed by the other
players who create rhythm for the game by clapping, singing and playing traditional instruments. The two “capoeiristas”
play a game together using capoeira movements, camoufl aging self-defense kicks with playful acrobatics and dance-like moves,
spontaneously creating a strategy to fool the other player and perhaps catch them off guard. At the same time, the two players
work together to build a beautiful, harmonic and naturally flowing game.For videos and photos, please go to www.abada.org

#1005 Thur 3/13-5/22 3:00-4:00pm $150 / 10
(No class on 4/17)

#1006 Thur 3/13-5/22 4:00-5:00pm $150 / 10
(No class on 4/17)


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Lisa Silva Willoughby was born in Goiânia, Brazil. She is a graduate of the State University of São Paulo and has been a Bay Area resident
since 1999. Lisa has been training with Mestra Márcia Cigarra at ACSF since 2007. Since 2009, she has worked as an apprenticing
instructor at ACSF, teaching capoeira to children at several Oakland, San Francisco and Marin County schools. Lisa has participated in
the last three of ABADÁ-Capoeira’s biennial World Games (Jogos Mundiais) and she competed in ACSF’s International Games (Jogos
Internacionais) in 2010. Since 2008, Lisa has performed in numerous productions with the ACSF performance troupe, including the 2011
San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and ACSF’s 2012 Spirit of Brazil. In 2011, Lisa was awarded the ABADÁ title of “Graduada.” She
resides in Marin County with her husband and young son.











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GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING
WITH KATIE
WEDNESDAYS, AGES 1-12

 

Mom and Me - Ages 1 - 2
Teach parents to help their children to use gymnastics equipment safely and effectively. Activities are organized to help toddlers develop motor skills. Children socialize with other children the same age, learning to share and follow simple directions.

Location: Main Hall

#1033 Wed 1/8-2/26 10:45-11:15am $120 / 8

#2034 Wed 3/12-5/7 10:45-11:15am $120 / 8

(No class on 4/16)


Gymnastics - Ages 2 - 3

Semi-structured class teaches parents to help their children use gymnastics equipment safely and effectively. Activities are organized to help toddlers develop motor skills. Children socialize with other children the same age, learning to share and follow simple directions while reinforcing primary colors and counting with the use of parachute activities.

Location: Main Hall

#1034 Wed 1/8-2/26 11:15-11:45am $120 / 8

#2035 Wed 3/12-5/7 11:15-11:45am $120 / 8
(No class on 4/16)

 

Gymnastics - Ages 3 - 4
Structured gymnastics without parent participation. Emphasis on fundamental gymnastic positions and skills on all equipment, as well as gross motor skills. Emphasis is also placed on social and physical development.
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Location: Main Hall

#1035 Wed 1/8-2/26 1:00-1:30pm $120 / 8

#2036 Wed 3/12-5/7 1:00-1:30pm $120 / 8

(No class on 4/16)

 

Gymnastics - Ages 4 - 5
Gross and fine motor skill activities with fundamental recreational gymnastics skills on all equipment. Encourage problem solving and creative thinking as children begin learning longer skill combinations.

Location: Main Hall


#1036 Wed 1/8-2/26 1:30-2:15pm $136 / 8
#2037 Wed 3/12-5/7 1:30-2:15pm $136 / 8

(No class on 4/16)

 

Gymnastics - Ages 5 - 6
Flexibility, balance, and strength building are emphasized to prepare them for more difficult gymnastic skills/routines.

Location: Main Hall

#1037 Wed 1/8-2/26 2:15-3:00pm $136 / 8

#2038 Wed 3/12-5/7 2:15-3:00pm $136 / 8

(No class on 4/16)

 

Gymnastics - Ages 7 - 12
Children learn basic routines on all gymnastics equipment through drills and tumbling combinations.

Location: Main Hall

#1038 Wed 1/8-2/26 3:00- 3:45pm $136 / 8

#2040 Wed 3/12-5/7 3:00- 3:45pm $136 / 8

(No class on 4/16)

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

katie bartok with kids
Katie Bartok began gymnastics at the age of 12. By the first month of class she was competing. Katie competed in gymnastics for six years. She continued through High School placing in all events. Katie went on to get certified as a personal trainer. She has also been a competitive track athlete. Gymnastics has given her strength as well as discipline. She has been teaching gymnastics for over 10 years and is certified with kinder accreditation for teachers in pre-school.

 





 

BEGINNING BOLLYWOOD FUSION 3RD & 4TH GRADES
Come dance with Miss Ena after school in a fun, energetic and new dance class! We’ll explore India through Bollywood dance fusion
which includes various styles of Indian folk, street, and classical dances. This is a fun way of learning about a new culture and great
dancing with high energy music! www.dancewithena.com

Instructor: Ena Vyas
Location: Main Hall

#5040 Tue 1/7-3/4 3:30-4:30pm $120 / 8
(No class on 2/18)

#5041 Tue 3/18-5/20 3:30-4:30pm $120 / 8
(No class 4/8 & 4/15)


Miss Ena

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Miss Ena has 14 years of professional experience in kathak and 11 years of Jazz and Tap.
Currently, she is teaching a variety of classes throughout the Bay Area in Bollywood and Fusion styles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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YOUTH BASKETBALL
AGES 6-10

basketball hoop and netDoes your son or daughter enjoy playing basketball? This program is for girls and boys to have FUN
while learning the basic fundamentals of basketball. Passing, pivoting, ball handling, shooting and
defense strategies will be covered, as players are coached through drills and scrimmage games.
Emphasis is on effort and teamwork.

 


Instructor: Lewis Usher
Location: Neil Cummins Gym

#5001 Sat 1/11-2/15 9:00-9:50am $115 / 6

#5003 Sat 3/1-4/5 9:00-9:50am $115 / 6

 



SPRING BREAK BASKETBALL CAMP
7-9 YRS

#5004 Mon-Fri 4/14-4/18 1:00-4:00pm $185 / 5

 

 

SPRING BREAK SOCCER CAMP
Sharpen up your soccer skills at this Spring break camp with Coach Lewis Usher! This training session will provide
an excellent opportunity for boys and girls ages 7-9 to improve their soccer skills and to further develop a love of
soccer, known around the world as “the beautiful game”. Participants will be challenged and inspired while having lots
of fun!

Instructor: Lewis Usher
Location: Town Park East Practice Field

#5006 Mon-Fri 4/14-4/18 9:00-12:00pm $185 / 5

 

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Louis Usher

Lewis Usher is a skillful player and an enthusiastic and dynamic coach; he has coached for over 18 years with
Dave Fromer's Marin Soccer Programs, and is a popular Mill Valley sports instructor and team trainer. Lewis
grew up playing soccer and basketball in his native country of Belize, Central America.

 



 

 

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Town of Corte Madera Parks and Recreation Refund Policy for Programs:

Refund for classes will be issued only if cancellation is made at least 7 days prior
to the first class. There is a $10 cancellation fee. No refund will be issued if cancelation
is made within 7 days of the class.

 

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Mt. TamAdventure Camps mttamadventurecamps.com

 

 

 






FLAG FOOTBALL 3RD-5TH GRADES
Come on out and play fun Flag Football games.
The players will run basic warm-ups and drills for the first 10 minutes and then play games for the remainder of the
class. The kids will run, run, run. This game teaches hand and eye coordination and footwork skills that will challenge
everyone’s abilities and create all around better athletes. The games are fun and great way to play with friends while
making new ones. All equipment will be supplied.

Instructor: Jeremy Williams, Mt Tam Adventure LLC
Location: East Soccer Field

#3000 Fri 2/7-3/28 3:00-4:00pm $104 / 8

 

 

 

 





HAPPY FEET SOCCER AGES 2-5YRS
STORIES & GAMES... ON THE CHILD’S LEVEL

Happy Feet

 

 





Happy Feet classes are 30 minutes in length (National Association for Sports & Physical Education recommendation).
Every child constantly has a ball. HappyFeet uses nursery rhymes, songs, stories and fun games with a soccer ball to
maximize motor skill development.

Two and three year olds love acting out nursery rhymes and songs. Four and five year olds have a blast with stories and
fun games. The HappyFeet ball is called “Bob the Bobcat”! Kids love taming their “Bobcat”!

Location: Town Park area G
Instructor: Coach Frank

LITTLE TOES AGES 2-3YRS
#5400 Fri 3/7-5/2 9:00-9:30am $118 / 8
(No class 4/18)
#5402 Fri 5/9-6/27 9:00-9:30am $118 / 8

BIG TOES AGES 4-5YRS
#5401 Fri 3/7-5/2 9:30-10:00am $118 / 8
(No class 4/18)
#5403 Fri 5/9-6/27 9:30-10:00am $118 / 8

 



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KIDS POWER HOURS - AGES 0-6

When it’s cold and rainy, come inside for good, clean, safe and warm FUN! This fun-filled program features a full-sized
auditorium with inflatable jumpy 17x 17ft. toddler bouncy zone. Kids can play inside during the winter; our club is big!
We have space to run, jump, and release energy in a warm and safe indoor setting with mats and toys for everyone.

In addition to the huge bounce house, kids can also enjoy fun games, tumbling on mats, and lots more. We provide a
gym mat padded area for tots ages 0-2, so they can enjoy some play time with mom or dad in their own special and
safe environment. Attendance is limited to the first 40 children per session.

Location: Main Hall

#1017 Mon 1/6-2/10 11:30-1:00pm $50 / 5
(No class 1/20) $15 drop-in

#1018 Mon 2/24-3/24 11:30-1:00pm $50 / 5
$15 drop-in








girl playing softballTWIN CITIES GIRLS' SOFTBALL
Registration for the Spring 2014 Twin Cities Girls Softball will be open November 15th! Sign up early and
save $25! TCGS focuses on developing sportsmanship, teamwork, and discipline. Girls will learn fundamental
skills of throwing, catching, and hitting, while playing friendly competitive games against other Marin County teams.
For more information and online registration go to twincitiesgirlssoftball.com or contact Larissa Weingart,
TCGS Board Member at 415-250-6347.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWIN CITIES LITTLE LEAGUE
little league logoRegistration for the Spring 2014 little league baseball season will be online during the entire month of December 2013.
The league website is TwinCitiesll.com. Eligible players must be at least 5 years old on April 30, 2014,-

Please direct any questions to the league e-mail at Twincitiesll01@gmail.com. Contact information for specific
members of the league directors can be found on the website.
Opening day is March 15, 2014.










 

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TENNIS


LEVEL 1, MARIN MUNCHKINS
AGES 4-6

This course uses of special equipment designed for this age group. Students will be introduced to tennis with simple
activities and games that produce both fun and early motor skill development.


Instructor: Tennis in Marin Staff
Location: TP tennis courts

#1066 M & W 2/24-4/2 3:15-3:45pm $180 / 12

#1067 M & W 4/21-6/4 3:15-3:45pm $180 / 12
(No class on 5/26 & 5/28)



LEVEL 2, MARIN STARS
AGES 7-10
Join the new team sport in town! If you are between the ages of 7-10, Corte Madera Junior Tennis League is the team to join!
Using the quickstart play format, kids are immediately introduced to the game and learn to rally the ball the first time they step on the court.
Beginners welcome!

Monday: Instruction / Wednesday: Match play

Instructor: Tennis in Marin Staff
Location: TP tennis courts

#1068 M & W 2/24-4/2 3:45-4:45pm $216 / 12

#1069 M & W 4/21-6/4 3:45-4:45pm $216 / 12

 

LEVEL 2, MARIN STARS
AGES 11-14
MONDAYS ONLY
This course places emphasis on stroke development using movement drills, games, and fun activities. Positive attitude
and sportsmanship are addressed.

Instructor: Tennis in Marin Staff
Location: TP tennis courtsJoin

#1070 Mon 2/24-3/31 4:45-5:45pm $108 / 6

#1071 Mon 4/21-5/19 4:45-5:45pm $90 / 5



SPRING BREAK TENNIS


MARIN MUNCHKINS AGES 4-6


#1072 M-F 4/14-4/18 9:00-10:00am $75 / 5


MARIN STARS- AGES 7-10

#1073 M-F 4/14-4/18 10:00-11:30am $90 / 5



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fall soccer league 415-927-5072

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









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CERT logoIn the event of a major disaster, professional services may be overwhelmed and unavailable
for long periods of time. The widespread needs of the town will depend on voluntary assistance.
With this in mind, the fire departments in Marin County have adopted a citizen training program
called Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).

CERT is designed to provide hands-on training to become self-sufficient for at least 72 hours
following a disaster such as an earthquake, flood, or a wild land fire. We then encourage CERT trained volunteers to join their
neighborhood teams to assist their community.

Class 1: Introduction/Emergency Preparedness/Disaster First Aid
Class 2: Search and Rescue Fire Prevention/Suppression

CERT classes are offered every month except July and December throughout Marin County.
For a training session near you, please contact Marin County CERT.
Registration Info: 415-485-3409
www.marincountycert.org
certinfo@marincountycert.org







Get Ready a disaster survival program for marin county

 

 


Disaster planners tell us that one of the most important things a family can do is plan ahead. The Get Ready program is a
two-hour household disaster training designed to instruct Larkspur residents on how to be self-sufficient for 5-7 days
following moderate to large-scale disasters such as earthquakes, wildfires, floods, landslides and power outages. Themes of the
program involve evacuation considerations, water and food supplies, as well as communication, sanitation, and your
own personalized disaster plan.

What are you waiting for?
Visit www.getreadylarkspur.org for comprehensive information on
the program, including class scheduling and even online training.

• Get Ready to take care of your own family for a minimum of 72
hours.

• Get Ready with food and water and medications for
your entire family.


• Get Ready with a phone call to an out-of-area family
member or friend.

• Get Ready with practice drills with your children.

• Get Ready with supplies for your pets.
AND Get Ready with two-hour courses offered through the Disaster Preparedness Task Force — and you can even turn one of
these courses into a dessert social or pot-luck in your own home. Just contact our program to secure a trainer, then invite your
neighbors.

It’s not difficult. The training is simple . The training is free. Supplies are available locally. sign up at www.getreadylarkspur.org or call
(415) 927-6724. Get Ready Now !







egg hunt saturday, april 19, 2014 415-927-6746

 

 



























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fly it indoors kite flying sunday, december 29 hall middle school, 200 doherty drive, larkspur





























































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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

 

CORTE MADERA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Corte Madera Community Foundation was established in 1994 to promote events, facilities, programs, and services that build
community spirit and enhance Corte Madera’s small-town character. It is a 100% volunteer organization that works with Town
government and many local civic groups for the benefit of our community.

The Foundation focuses mainly on public facilities enhancement, senior services, emergency response support, local history,
beautification, and other projects. It offers scholarships to local high school graduates and summer playground camperships for
children. The Foundation provides fiscal support to Corte Madera's Beautification Committee, CM-CERT, Heritage & History Group,
Town Band, neighborhood associations, and major civic projects.

In 2010, the Foundation led the partnership of four community groups working with the Town to renovate the patio area at the
Corte Madera Community Center, and in 2011, the Foundation participated in the renovation of the main hall. This year,
the Foundation has raised the funds to create a beautiful little community plaza on the Town Park land adjacent to the new
Café Verde across from the Community Center, where people can meet with their friends in a pleasant and comfortable outdoor setting.

For more information about the Foundation and its many activities, visit our website at www.CorteMaderaCommunityFoundation.org
or send an e-mail message to CMCFoundation@comcast.net






CORTE MADERA WOMEN’S CLUB

Founded in 1907, the Corte Madera Women’s Club has nearly 100 members from Corte Madera, Larkspur, and surrounding communities.
It meets on Tuesdays at the Corte Madera Community Center. Membership dues are $20 per year, and all women are welcome to join. Visit
the Club’s website www.cmwomensclub.org for detailed information.

The Women’s Club Schedule for 2013:

1st Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. - Project Day (bring your own project to work on while socializing)
2nd Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. - Business Meeting; 12:00 p.m. - Potluck Luncheon with featured speakers
3rd Tuesdays: 11:30 a.m. - Marathon Bridge Group (call 415-265-1105 for information)
4th Tuesdays: Workshops (hands-on projects or activities; times vary - see website for details)

 

 

 

 

Lions club logoTHE CORTE MADERA LIONS CLUB was chartered in 1951 by a group of 25 local civic minded individuals who
felt that The Corte Madera Lions Club was chartered in 1951 by a group of 25 local civic-minded men who
felt that Corte Madera needed a service organization to help set up youth activities for children in our community.
Aside from schools and churches there were no facilities for large events, so the Lions met this need by
raising funds and building the current Community Center with mostly volunteer labor.

The building was donated to the Town of Corte Madera in 1986, but the Lions are still actively involved in helping maintain it. In 2010
the Lions partnered with the Corte Madera Community Foundation, the Women’s Club and the Beautification Committee to renovate
the patio. Last year we helped with renovation of the main hall. The Lions Club supports many community organizations including
the Boy Scouts, Canine Companions, AdvoKids, Twin Cities Little League, Twin Cities Police Authority Youth Programs, Redwood
High School, Neil Cummins Elementary and Hall Middle School. Lions Club International supports vision programs around the world,
and we collect old prescription eye-glasses and hearing aids for distribution in third world countries. These items can be dropped off
at the Community Center lobby during normal working hours.

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month except for the summer months, and guests as well as prospective members are welcome.
Call Bob Bundy at 924-8186 for more information.
bundyworld@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

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Come join the Band! Anyone who plays a band instrument is welcome to join the Corte Madera Town Band,
which meets every Thursday night at 7 p.m. to practice at Neil Cummins School in Corte Madera. Good music
and lots of fun. You do not have to live in Corte Madera to play in the band. Just contact Tracy Weiss at tracyw46@hotmail.com to find out about joining the band.






 

 

 

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FACILITY & PARK INFO

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMPLETE FACILITY RENTAL INFORMATION

 

COMMUNITY CENTER
Located by the beautiful and award-winning Town Park on Tamalpais Drive at Eastman, the Community Center
is the perfect venue for wedding receptions, birthdays, business meetings, social gatherings, banquets, fundraisers,
and performances. With total capacity of 350 people, the Community Center includes a large multipurpose
main hall (64’x 43’6”), lounge and wet bar (62’6”x 14’6”), fireplace, stage (20’x 43’4”), meeting rooms, and beautiful
garden-setting patio. Capacity is 250 seated, 350 assembly. Adjoined to the main hall is a huge kitchen (35’6”x 14’6”)
with commercial refrigerator, double deep sink, oven, griddle, and stove. Our furniture collection includes chairs, 8 foot
by 30 inch rectangular tables and 6 foot round tables provided free of charge if you rent the facility. The Community Center
is also equipped with a piano, PA system, and lighting. Renters are entitled to a one-day use of the readerboard in front
of the building on the day of rental.

The hourly use fees/charges applicable to users of the TOWN’S Community Center shall be:

A. MAIN HALL / PATIO / KITCHEN
Residents $175.00 per hour
Non Residents $235.00 per hour
(4 hour minimum)

B. MINIMUM CLEANING AND DAMAGE DEPOSIT
Depending on type of activity

$500.00 - $ 2,000.00 (may be refundable)

C. COMMERCIAL USES / FILMING
Town properties $2,000.00 per day
(Town of Corte Madera business license required.)

D. SPECIAL EVENTS APPLICATION
Residents (per application) $100.00

Non Residents (per application) $200.00

E. NEIL CUMMINS FACILITIES
The use fees/charges applicable to users of the Neil Cummins Gymnasium shall be:
Residents $65.00 per hour
Non Residents $80.00 per hour
All above fees are per hour, with a two-hour minimum.

Additional Fees:
Cleaning and Damage Deposit
$500.00 - $2,000.00 (may be refundable)

 

readerboard

 

A SPECIAL WAY
TO DELIVER...

Put your messages up on the Readerboard! This affordable medium delivers birthday wishes and announcements. Located just in front of the Community Center, the readerboard message may include 5 lines 15 spaces in each line including spaces between words.

READERBOARD RENTAL RATES

GENERAL USE $25.00 PER DAY/SIDE
COMMERCIAL USE $130.00 PER DAY/SIDE

 




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For a Facility Rental Packet call 415-927-5072 or go to www.ci.corte-madera.ca.us

 

 

 

 

 











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Outdoor fields facilities

Piccolo PavillionPark Tennis Courts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park Playing Field

 

 

 

 

 



















PICNIC REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:
(a) Cancellations fourteen (14) days or more will result in forfeiture of 50% of the deposit. Rental fee may be refunded.
(b) Cancellations thirteen (13) days or less will result in forfeiture of 100% of the deposit. Rental fee may be refunded.
(c) Cancellations less than six (6) days will result in forfeiture of 100% of all fees.

All fees are due and payable at time reservation is made.

 

 

EFFECTIVE JUL 1, 2003: Jump House allowed only on Town Park picnic area A, G or D and San Clemente Park. A silent
generator (less than 65 decibels) is required. The number of Jump Houses in Town Park will be limited to two per day and one per day in San Clemente Park. Both you and the Jump House provider must provide a Certificate of Insurance with the Town of Corte Madera as the additional insured. Please specify that you will have a Jump House at time of reservation.

 

 

Corte Madera Town Park Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICNIC AREAS
A: 4 Tables, 2 BBQ
B: 2 Tables, 1 BBQ
C: 2 Tables, 1 BBQ
D: 3 Tables, 1 BBQ
E: 2 Tables, 1 BBQ
F: 2 Tables, 2 BBQ
G: 2 Tables, 1 BBQ

 








LEGEND

1. Recreation Center
2. Skate Park
3. Tennis Courts
4. Playground
5. West Lagoon
6. Twin Cities Day Care
7. Neil Cummins Gym
8. Neil Cummins School
9. Private Businesses
10. Fire Department
11. Post Office
12. West soccer field
13. Softball field
14. East soccer field

 

San Clemente Park Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICNIC AREAS
1. 2 tables, 1 BBQ
2. 3 tables, 1 BBQ

Picnic area 2 will be closed 6/2013-9/2014

 

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CHECK OUT OUR SKATE PARK!

Park is open Everyday, 9:00 am to Dusk.

Skate Park Rules

Skate Park showing an inset photo of a child on a skateboard

• All users of this facility are required to wear safety gear including Helmets, Knee and Elbow Pads. (Any person failing to wear said safety gear is subject to citation pursuant to Corte Madera Municipal Code (CMMC) Section 9.28)

• Skateboard and in-line skates only.
• No bicycles, tricycles, scooter or motorized vehicles allowed at any time.
• Keep area clean. Please use trash cans.
• No glass or bottles allowed in the Skate Park area.
• All forms of graffiti, tagging, stickers or other means of defacing park property are prohibited.
• Do not use facility if a hazardous condition exists. Report any damage, vandalism or hazardous condition to the Twin Cities Police Department, 415-927-5150.
• Violations may result in citations, temporary closure of the facility and/ or prosecution of the responsible person(s)

 

Warning: Skating is a Dangerous Sporting Activity


Skateboarding and inline skating are hazardous recreational activities. Use of this facility may result in death, paralysis, brain damage and concussions, broken bones or other serious injury. Any and all uses of this facility is at your own risk. This facility in NOT supervised.

The Town of Corte Madera does not assume any responsibility for injuries. (California Government Code Section 831.7)

 

 

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Registration

5 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER

IN-PERSON:
A person with one hand on their hip and the other one facing up.Office is located at 498 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera. We are open Monday- Thursday,
8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and closed to the public on Friday..

 

FAX: Fax Machine

Use your Visa/MasterCard and our 24 hours fax (415) 927-7138.

 


MAIL:An Envelope

Mail registration form to Corte Madera Recreation Department, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925.


PHONE:A Telephone

Have your credit card and program brochure handy! Call (415) 927-5072. TDD (415) 927-5071.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION: if you have any trouble with the online registration system, please call 927-5072 for immediate help registering.
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REGISTRATION: Pre-registration and payment is required for all activities. We can not hold space in a class or activity unless you have registered and paid. Sorry, no prorating will be given to join already in-session program.

PAYMENT: We accept Visa or MasterCard, Money Order, Cash, Check made payable to Town of Corte Madera.

CONFIRMATION: Confirmation will be sent to you via email in the form of a receipt.

DEPARTMENT CANCELLATION: If an activitiy is cancelled by the department, we will notify you as early as we can and a full refund will be issued to each participant. Refunds require 2 weeks to process.

REFUND POLICY: Refund will be issued only if cancellation is made at least one week prior to the first class. There is a $10 cancellation fee. No refund will be issued if cancellation is made within a week of the class.

CLASS MAKE-UP: A make up will be scheduled if instructor is ill or unable to teach a class during the session. Make up class will not be offered in the case of personal absence. It is your responsibility to meet all classes as scheduled.

LOCATIONS: Our Programs are held in these locations:

  1. Recreation Center - 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera.
  2. Town Park - Between Tamalpais Drive & Pixley Avenue, Corte Madera.
  3. San Clemente Park & Multi-Purpose Room - 330 Golden Hind Passage, Corte Madera.
  4. Neil Cummins School & Gym - 58 Mohawk, Corte Madera.

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Mission Statement & Purpose

The Town’s Recreation and Parks strengthens the community’s fabric, health and well-being, economic base and security. Through diverse and innovative programming for all people, plus broad partnerships with the schools and neighboring agencies, community-based organizations and businesses, Corte Madera plays an important role in creating healthy communities. By providing the space to learn and play, space to be safe and secure, and space to create and imagine, this Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality of life.

Your Parks & Recreation provides a wide variety of services, including, but not limited to:
Senior activities; After-school programs; Pre-school programs; Teen programs; Summer camps; Nature & outdoor programs; Health & wellness programs; Sports leagues & instructions; Youth sports coaches & training; Art & dance programs; Special & multicultural events; Emergency preparedness & support.


 

Town Officials

TOWN COUNCIL
Michael Lappert, Mayor
Carla Condon, Vice Mayor
Sloan Bailey, Councilmember
Diane Furst, Councilmember
Bob Ravasio, Councilmember
David Bracken, Town Manager

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION
Hartley West, Chair
Pamela Fong, Vice Chair
Kitty Prosser
Kim Noble Baez
Joan Fray
Emily McFarland
Fred Cassisa
Youth Commissioners,
Cody Blanc
Kaori Ego

PARKS & RECREATION
DEPARTMENT STAFF
Mario Fiorentini, Director of Recreation & Leisure Services
Brian Hernandez, Recreation Supervisor

CONTACT:
498 Tamalpais Drive,
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Tel. (415) 927-5072
Fax. (415) 927-7138
Rain Line: (415) 927-5076
Kid's Club after hours office phone: (415) 706-5128

Office Hours:
Mon-Thu, 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed to the public on Friday
Closed on Saturday & Sunday

Email: Recreation_dept@ci.corte-madera.ca.us
Online Registration: www.ci.corte-madera.ca.us

 

 

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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Town of Corte Madera and the Parks and Recreation Department are committed to implementing the intent and spirit of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Adults and children with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to fully participate in our classes, programs and activities. If you have special needs that require specific accommodations in order to enjoy one of our classes or facilities, please contact us at (415) 927-5072.


Residency Status Information


The Corte Madera Town Council adopted the following clarifications of residency:

  1. For the use of facilities and programs located on property owned by the Larkspur School District, Reed Union School District, and Tamalpais Union High School District (Neil Cummins Gymnasium, San Clemente School/Park, the Roller Hockey Rink, Tennis Courts at Granada School, and Town Park’s softball and soccer fields), “residents” shall mean individuals who reside in, or groups and organizations which have their principal place of business located within the County of Marin.
  2. For the use of all other facilities and programs located on property owned by the Town of Corte Madera (Town Park other than the areas mentioned in (1) above, Piccolo Pavilion, and Recreation Center) “residents” shall mean individuals who reside in, or groups and organizations which have their principal place of business located within the Town of Corte Madera. Residents are qualified for a $2.00 resident rebate per class. If you have any questions about this information, please call (415) 927-5072.

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Town & Groups Directory

 

Town Hall
927-5050
Town Clerk
927-5086
Finance Department
927-5055
Meeting Schedule
927-5040
Fire Department
927-5077
Planning Department
927-5064
Public Works Department
927-5057
Building Department
927-5062
Engineering Department
927-5057
Community Foundation
924-0150
Beautification Committee
265-1105
CMPA
927-5150
TC Little Leagues
722-9730
Women's Club
927-9462
Mother's Club
451-7234
Lions Club
924-8186
Chamber of Commerce
924-0441
Town Band
891-3071
Corte Madera Library
924-3515
Volunteer Firefighters
924-5077
 
 

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