Get up, get out, and play with the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District. Our online Activity Guide offers a variety of camps and fitness classes that have been approved by the Alameda County Public Health Department and is in compliance with the State and County Health Orders. We have adopted and implemented the County's health and safety guidelines within our programs and services to ensure the health and safety of our staff, program participants, and community. During these uncertain times, we are committed to our mission: To provide the people of the Livermore area with outstanding recreation programs and a system of parks, trails, recreation areas, and facilities that promote enjoyment, lifelong learning, and healthy, active lifestyles.
Lap Swim Program (14+ yrs)
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is committed to your health and fitness and we are excited to announce our new Lap Swim program to the community. To ensure your health and safety, we are required to follow the Alameda County's Health Order, and lap swimmers will be required to follow our program regulations while participating in our program. For more information on the lap swim program or to register visit https://www.larpd.org/LapSwim.
|MultiSportTots Camp||3-5 yrs.||Wed, 5/12-5/26||10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||Robert Livermore Community Center, Sports Fields|
|MultiSportsTots Camp||3-5 yrs,||Wed, 5/12-5/26||11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Robert Livermore Community Center, Sports Fields|
|Introduce your little super star to our most popular program! This soccer and baseball program uses age appropriate games and activities to explore balance, hand-eye coordination, fitness, sports skills, and child development. Activities will take place outside at the Robert Livermore Community Center sports field. This camp is brought to you by Skyhawks.|
|SoccerTots Camp||3-5 yrs.||Tues, 5/11-5/25||10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||Robert Livermore Community Center, Sports Fields|
|SoccerTots Camp||3-5 yrs.|
|11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Robert Livermore Community Center, Sports Fields|
|SoccerTots is our flagship program! This soccer-themed motor skilled camp is very easy for youngsters to get into. Participants will focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence. Instructor-to-participant ratio is kept small to maximize individual development and above all, we promote fun, fun, fun. Activities will take place outside at the Robert Livermore Community Center sports fields.his camp is brought to you by Skyhawks.|
|BaseballTots Camp||3-5 yrs.||TH, 5/13-5/27||10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||Robert Livermore Community Center, Sports Fields|
|BaseballTots Camp||3-5 yrs.||TH, 5/13-5/27||11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Robert Livermore Community Center, Sports Fields|
|BaseballTots focuses o fine and gross motor skills as well as body control. We teach all of the baseball basics such as throwing, catching, hitting, and running. We are excited to help these little ones develop the love of the game. Activities will take place outside at the Robert Livermore Community Center sports fields. his camp is brought to you by Skyhawks.|
|Fairy Tale Ballet||3-4 yrs.||W, 4/14-5/12||5:00 - 5:45 p.m.||Robert Livermore Recreation Building|
|A great introduction to ballet. Students will learn basic barre work as well as learn dances to Disney songs and nursery rhymes. This class is brought you by April Wagner with Livermore Ballet School.|
|Fairy Tale Ballet||4-5 yrs.||W, 4/14-5/12||5:45 - 6:30 p.m.||Robert Livermore Recreation Building|
|A great introduction to ballet. Students will learn basic barre work as well as learn dances to Disney songs and nursery rhymes. This class is brought you by April Wagner with Livermore Ballet School.|
|Arora Tennis Junior Camp||7-12 yrs.||T/W/TH, 5/04-5/27||4:30 - 6:30 p.m.||Robert Livermore Tennis Courts|
Come and have fun with skill building tennis drills that help campers learn the basics while building confidence. Camps will focus on rally contests, playing games, learning scoring, and end with a camp tournament. Prizes will be handed out at the end of camp. Come learn a sport you can play for a lifetime! Instructors will be required to wear a mask.This camp is brought to you by Arora Tennis.
|LARPD Disc Golf Camp||8-14 yrs.||**Sat, 4/17||9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||Ernie Rodrigues Sports Field|
|This fun 2-hour camp will start with the basics of disc golf including putting, throwing, rules of play, and will end with a round at our disc golf course. Perfect for beginners or intermediate players. **If we are unable to be outside on 4/17 due to inclement weather, a makeup session will be held on 4/24. Individual discs will be provided, there will be no sharing of equipment.|
|Skyhawks Flag Football Camp||7-12 yrs.||S, 4/24||9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Cayetano Park|
|Experience the excitement of football with Skyhawks Flag Football Fueled by USA Football. Using a curriculum developed by the experts from USA Football, coaches will teach skills like passing, receiving, kicking, and flag pulling. Participants will gain confidence and learn important life lessons in a fun, positive environment. If we are unable to be outside due to inclement weather, a makeup class will be held on 5/1.|
|Skyhawks Soccer Skills||7-12 yrs.||F, 5/14-5/28||3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Cayetano Park|
|Your young athlete will gain the technical skills and sports knowledge required for their next step into soccer. Areas of focus are dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball control. By the end of the program, your child will have learned new life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship, made new friends, and improved their soccer skills.|
|Sports...Fitness...Action!||6-10 yrs.||T/TH, 5/11-5/27||3:30 - 4:30 p.m.||Robert Livermore Community Center|
This fun and engaging physical activity camp allows participants to escape the books and be active. Instructors will lead a variety of sports and fitness activities with a big emphasis on fun games. If you're ready to get moving with friends, join the action.
|Hot Shots Basketball Camp||5-7 yrs.||Wed, 5/12-5/26||3:00 - 3:45 p.m.||Livermore Downs Park|
|Hot Shots Basketball Camp||5-7 yrs.||Wed, 5/12-5/26||4:15 - 5:00 p.m.||Livermore Downs Park|
|Have fun learning the game of basketball through dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense! These fundamentals of the game will be taught through a variety of drills and competitions, all while maintaining a fun and safe environment. Social distancing protocols will be enforced. Camp will be held outside at the basketball courts at Livermore Downs Park. *If we are unable to be outside due to inclement weather, a makeup class will be scheduled for 5/5.|
|Hot Shots Basketball Camp||8-10 yrs.||Wed, 5/12-5/26||3:00 - 3:45 p.m.||Livermore Downs Park|
|Hot Shots Basketball Camp||8-10 yrs.||Wed, 5/12-5/26||4:15 - 5:00 p.m.||Livermore Downs Park|
|Hot Shots Basketball Camp||11-13 yrs.||Wed, 5/12-5/26||5:15 - 6:00 p.m.||Livermore Downs Park|
|Have fun learning the game of basketball through dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense! These fundamentals of the game will be taught through a variety of drills and competitions, all while maintaining a fun and safe environment. Social distancing protocols will be enforced. Camp will be held outside at the basketball courts at Livermore Downs Park.|
|Young Rembrandts: Elementary Drawing||6-13 yrs.||M, 4/19-5/24||4:30 - 5:30 p.m.||Virtual Online Class|
|This online class will provide the tools this age-group need to succeed at drawing with a hands on and visual approach that includes fun. Our innovated guided instruction includes fun and engaging topics that kids can relate to and love.|
|Young Rembrandts: FUNdamental Drawing||4-6 yrs.||W, 4/14-5/26||4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Virtual Online Class|
|This online class is specifically designed for preschool age children that include subjects they are familiar with such as animals and toys, and pictures and stories. This fun and engaging drawing class will teach your little artist how to draw and create.|
|Bricks 4 Kidz: Laws of Motion||6-12 yrs.||M, 4/12-5/24||4:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Virtual Online Class|
|Introduce kids to physics, including the "Laws of Motion" made famous by Sir Isaac Newton. They get to build stuff out of Lego Bricks and create a positive association that science is fun. During this unit, kids will launch paper footballs at targets with the catapult model, give their mini-figures a ride on a motorized see-saw and swing-o-rama rides, and practice telling time as they build the clock model. *The $40 material fee includes the Play Kids; Play Kits will be needed to be returned after the session.|
|Ballet 1A-1B-1C||5-9 yrs.||W, 4/14-5/12||4:15 - 5:00 p.m.||Robert Livermore Recreation Building|
|Beginning level ballet class. Students will learn to stretch, ballet terminology and techniques at the barre, and will learn the basic beginning/intermediate steps and dances. This class is brought you by April Wagner with Livermore Ballet School.|
|Ballet 2||8.5-11 yrs.||T, 4/13-5/11||3:15 - 4:15 p.m.||Robert Livermore Recreation Building|
|Students will focus on long barre and intermediate steps in center. This class is designed for beginner and intermediate dancers. This class is brought you by April Wagner with Livermore Ballet School.|
|Ballet 3||9-13 yrs.||T, 4/13-5/11||4:15 - 5:30 p.m.||Robert Livermore Recreation Building|
|This class requires instructor approval. An intermediate to advanced level ballet class for students considering pointe class. Class will focus around barre and center combinations. Must be enrolled in 2 classes to participate in Ballet 3. This class is brought you by April Wagner with Livermore Ballet School.|
|Ballet 4||11-18 yrs.||TH, 4/15-5/13||4:00 - 5:15 p.m.||Robert Livermore Recreation Building|
|Advanced ballet class. Must have prior ballet experience to participate. This class is brought you by April Wagner with Livermore Ballet School.|
|Sip & Paint||Sunday, June 6||6:30 p.m.||Holdener Park (2995 Hansen Road)|
|Join Ranger Dan at Holdener Park for a beautiful sunset. Holdener Park provides a great summer sunset with views of the hills and valleys. We will provide the location, the sunset and hors d’oeuvres - you provide the painting materials and the wine. We will go on a very short hike to the location. Some taxidermy animals will be on hand for additional inspiration. *Wine will be the only alcohol allowed. $25; Age 21+|
|Fireworks Hike||Sunday, July 4||7:15 p.m. (Sunset 8:32)||Sycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)|
|Join Ranger Danny for an Independence Day hike. We will take a moderate hike to Upper Sycamore Grove and watch the fireworks displays in the Valley area. Hot chocolate and s’mores provided. Bring a camp chair or blanket to sit on. We will finish up the evening with a hike back through the park in the dark and, if we are lucky, we’ll get to see some of our nocturnal park residents. Ages 10 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $12|
|Campfire Cooking||Friday, July 23||6:30 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Do you have craving for some good old fashion camp food but are unsure how to cook with a campfire? Join Ranger Seth tonight and learn all about it. You learn some of Ranger Seth’s secret family recipes for camp meals made easy. Everyone will get to make their own “Hobo Package” and see how to use a Dutch Oven to produce a delicious dessert. While the food is cooking Ranger Seth will entertain you with some good old-fashioned campfire stories. Ages 8 and up. Under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. $18|
|Sycamore Scavenger Hunt||Saturday, July 31||11 a.m.||Sycamore Grove Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|How experienced an explorer are you? Do you know all the secrets of Sycamore Grove Park? Join Ranger Eric for an exciting hunt for many of the things that make the southern Livermore ecosystem so special! Good for all ages, however, children will need to be accompanied by adults. Bring a picnic lunch, a camera (may help in proving that you found certain objects!), and all your senses! Some fun prizes and some delicious snacks will be up for grabs. $7|
|Shooting Stars||Saturday, August 7||3:30 a.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)|
|Though not actual stars the Perseid Meteor Shower provides quite a show. Join Ranger Dawn as this annual event nears its peak for an early morning (which is the best time for viewing) light show in the form of “Shooting Stars.” We will meet up at the Wetmore Entrance and then walk out to an open area where you can set up your own blanket or chair, settle in and watch the sky. You will also have the treat of experiencing the change of shift as our nocturnal critters head home and the daytime critters start waking up. Breakfast and hot drinks will be provided. Ages 10 and up – under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must be at the Wetmore Entrance at the program start time to be let into the parking lot since this is a before-the-park-opens program. $18|
|Howl At The Moon Hike||Sunday, August 22||7 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)|
|Join Ranger Danny for a five-mile hike into the hills of Sycamore Grove Park. As we walk we will talk about coyotes and howl at the rising full moon. Half-way through our hike we will stop and enjoy the night air, the view and a refreshing (non-alcoholic) beverage while we talk about some legends and lore about the Full Moon. This hike will last 2 ½-3 hours. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Ages 10 and up – Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $12|
Join a ranger to explore and experience the wild in your backyard- your local open space parks. Night hikes, star gazing, nature discovery hikes and many more outdoor adventures await you and your family on these FREE ranger-led programs. Get all the news about these great walks and hikes in the Valley Wilds newsletter. For more information, or if you wish to receive our monthly e-newsletter, which includes a schedule of programs and articles about natural and cultural history, call the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400 or email email@example.com. There may be a parking fee for those without an annual pass at Sycamore Grove Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400.
|Games Animals Play||Sat, 6/12||2 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Can you find food with just your ears? Are you fast enough to get your food before a predator gets you? Let's find out. Join Ranger Dawn to play some games that illustrate how tough it is for the critters of our park to make a living. This program is ideal for families with children. RSVP required by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Snakes||Sun, 6/13||2 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Join Ranger Vickie as we learn about some of the local snakes. We will learn how to identify venomous ones from the non-venomous ones and may have live animals available to have a closer look. Please RSVP to email@example.com|
|Nature Area Bird Walk||Sat, 6/19||8 a.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Nature Area Entrance|
|Meet Ranger Eric at the less traveled nature area program entrance for a stroll under the sycamores in search of birds! Well keep our eyes and ears perked up for elusive birds like spotted towhees and quail, and if we are truly lucky we may spot a California thrasher! Rain or shine, 2 mile round trip. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Beat The Heat Hike||Sat, 6/20||8 a.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Arroyo Road Entrance (5049 Arroyo Road)|
|The heat is on! Let's avoid it along with the crowds by getting out early and seeing what other early birds (or other critters) are out and about. Join Ranger Darren for a moderately paced 2 mile walk through the Nature Area. Good for ages 5 and up. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Unexpectedly Dangerous Animals||Sun, 6/27||2 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|While everyone is afraid of rattlesnakes and mountain lions all animals have the ability to defend themselves. Some animals you would never suspect are capable of causing harm to humans. Join Ranger Doug to learn all about these critters and that while they are capable of causing harm, if treated with respect and care, they typically won’t. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Tick Talk||Sat, 7/3||12 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Come join Ranger Seth to learn all bout Ticks. You will learn what makes them bite and why they suck. Ranger Seth will share facts and his personal stories about Ticks. An example of a proper removal will be taught and how to identify different species. The more we learn about these little critters the more we can be Tick smart. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|American Eagle||Sun, 7/4||12 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Come join Ranger Doug on this great holiday as we discuss some of the amazing eagles throughout time and around the world. We will talk about hunting techniques, prey items, and how they have developed over the centuries to become one of the premier aerial hunters on planet earth. We will also talk about how the Bald Eagle became an image of our nation. Be sure to wear some red, white and blue! Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Ants||Sat, 7/10||10 a.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Their strength is legendary, as is their ability to ruin a picnic or raid the kitchen pantry. Ants are amazing insects that are found all over the world. Some are hunters, some are gatherers and some are farmers. Join Ranger Dawn to look into the life of these little critters and explore some of the different species found around the world. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Canines||Sun, 7/11||2 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Join Ranger Vickie to take a look at the members of the dog family. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ponding USA||Sun, 7/18||10 a.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Arroyo Road Entrance (5049 Arroyo Road)|
|Forget surfing, everybody's gone ponding today! Join Ranger Darren to beat the heat and explore the pond. After a short introduction, we will take nets and go hunting for the elusive critters (water bugs) hiding in the pond. Afterward, we will take a look at what we caught. Good for ages 5 and up. All ponders must wear water shoes. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Tree Talk||Sun 7/25||2 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Join Ranger Dan and learn about the trees Sycamore Grove Park has. We will learn how to identify them, where they grow, and learn about some of the benefits they provide us. We will go for a short walk down to the Arroyo end for a tree identification hunt. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Smart Cephalopods||Sun, 8/1||2 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Join Ranger Doug as we discuss some of the smartest creatures on planet earth, the cephalopods. We will discuss where they evolved from, how long they have been around and some of the amazing evolutionary features they have developed. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Campfire Stories||Fri, 8/6||7:30 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Entrance (1051 Wetmore Road)|
|Join Ranger Seth and friends next to their campfire as they will tell their best, mostly true stories from the outdoors. Funny stories, spooky stories and stories that will teach a valuable lesson about the outdoors. We will sing, laugh and if you stay awake until the end we teach you the secret to making the perfect campfire s'more. Bring your favorite blanket, warm clothes and a chair. This is a perfect for families and children of all ages. We will meet in the auditorium area behind the natural garden. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Summer Walk||Sun, 8/8||2 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|We will be going on about a 2 mile walk through the park on mostly flat and some paved trails. Join Ranger Vickie at the parking lot. Bring water and wear sturdy walking shoes. Cancelled if temperatures are very high. RSVP by calling (925) 960-2400 or by emailing Ranger Vickie at email@example.com|
|Ranger Life||Sat, 8/14||1 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Come join Ranger Seth and he will show you a glimpse of what exactly Sycamore Grove’s Park Rangers do. See a variety of tools and equipment that Rangers use on a daily basis; this will include an awesome Live Chainsaw Demonstration! You will get to see what exactly is inside of the Ranger Trucks. Best of all, Ranger Seth will share his best Ranger stories about animals, plants, guests and the parks. This program is perfect for families with children. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|The Way Of The Ohlone||Sun, 8/15||10 a.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|What was it like to live in the Livermore Valley before the Europeans arrived? How did the native people feed themselves, get married or cure themselves when they were sick? Join Ranger Darren to catch a glimpse into the daily life of the original inhabitants of the area and unlock the secrets of how they survived and thrived for thousands of years. We will start with a slow paced walk to look at some of the plants and animals that were important to them, and then look at some replicas of their tools and baskets. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Turtles||Sat, 8/21||2 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|They come in different shapes and sizes. They live in different environments from the ocean to the desert and everywhere in between. Some are small and some are the size of a small car. Join Ranger Dawn to learn about that charming group of reptiles – the turtles. There will be live specimens for us to look at. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Cartoon Characters Come To Life||Sun, 8/22||2 p.m.||Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (5035 Arroyo Road)|
|Join Ranger Dan and learn about some of our favorite cartoon characters' real-life counterparts. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400|
|Holdener Bird Walk||Sun, 8/28||9 a.m.||Holdener Park (2995 Hansen Road)|
Join Ranger Eric for a bird walk thru the hills of Holdener park. The steep hills and open grasslands are perfect for watching soaring raptors, not to mention a great view of the southern Livermore valley! We won't be covering too much ground, maybe a mile and a half, but the trails of Holdener are very steep so come prepared with good shoes. Rain or shine. Pre-Registration is required by calling the Ranger Office at (925) 960-2400
An education-based science program designed to engage your child, foster an appreciation for nature, and have FUN! Camps are held on Wednesdays in 4-week sessions with times specific to grade levels. TK/K - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; Grade 1-2 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and Grade 3-4 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. For more information call 925-960-2400. Home school groups may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Stay tuned for Fall 2021 program information!
|LARPD Disc Golf||Sat, 4/17||12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Ernie Rodrigues Sports Field|
|This is 2-hour camp will start with the basic of disc golf including putting, throwing, and rules of play, and will end with a round at our disc golf course. Perfect for beginner or intermediate players. If we are unable to be outside due to inclement weather, a makeup class will be held on 4/24. Individual equipment will be provided, there will be no sharing of equipment.|
|Indoor Beginning Line Dancing|
|This line dancing class is for beginning Line Dance students. Class will be held indoors at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Enjoy fun music and learn to line dance! Masks required. Instructor Gary Clayton|
|Indoor Intermediate Line Dancing|
|This line dancing class is for intermediate Line Dance students. Class will be held indoors at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Enjoy fun music and learn to line dance! Masks required. Instructor Gary Clayton|
|VIRTUAL Estate Planning: Trust vs. Wills||7:00 - 8:30 p.m.|
Virtual via Zoom
|Review the primary options of estate planning from trusts, wills, financial and health care powers of attorney and receive a general overview of probate and estate taxes. Registration for each person is required. Call 925-373-5700 to register. Instructor: Jennifer Thaete|
|Meet The Author of "The Little Squirrel"||Wed, 6/16||1:30-3:30pm||Ravenswood Historic Site (2647 Arroyo Rd, Livermore)|
|Meet local author, Joyce Richardson as she shares her experience in writing the book "Little Squirrel", inspired by a poem written by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The book is artfully illustrated by 10 year old Jaden Rodriquez and illuminates the concept that "each one of us is unique and special, and has a place in our world." Call 925-373-5700 to register. Light refreshments included.|
|An Afternoon With Thomas Edison||Wed, 6/9||2 pm||Virtual|
THOMAS EDISON IS ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST INVENTORS. Known as the Wizard of Menlo Park, he was most famous as the inventor who brought us the light bulb, phonograph, and motion pictures. Actor Peter Small will be depicting the famed American inventor.
This performance is part of the Ed Kinney Lecture Series presented by the Museum on Main in Pleasanton.
|Mystery Craftmaking Social||Tues, 6/29||11am - 1:30pm||Ravenswood Historic Site (2647 Arroyo Rd, Livermore)|
|Come prepared for fun and creativity! What you will create is a mystery... Enjoy dessert and refreshments before walking out with your hand crafted masterpiece. You may feel mystified, but you won't be disappointed! Social will be held at Ravenswood Historic Site. Call 925-373-5700|
|Adventures with Therapy Dogs||Tues, 7/13||11 - 12:30pm||Ravenswood Historic Site (2647 Arroyo Rd, Livermore)|
|Join Therapy Dog Handler, Pat Wheeler, as she recounts her fascinating story of the impact and life-changing differences therapy dogs make in people's lives. She proudly shares the company of her registered therapy dogs, Maddie and Wylie. If you don't already know this, you will after meeting them...Dogs make life happier!|
Pat is the author of the heartwarming book, Successful Tails: The Wonders of Therapy Dogs and her second book, Therapy Dogs in Action: Their Stories of Service and Love.
FREE Historic Neighborhood Walk of Livermore Homes
|Monday, 12/21||10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.|
|Take a virtual walk with Livermore Historian, Richard Finn, to learn about the history and stories of the historic homes on the south side of town. Livermore Heritage Guild Donations appreciated. Tour led by Livermore Heritage Guild and City Historian, Richard Finn. Watch the recorded version of the talk on the LARPD YouTube channel!|
Join our POP_UP Trip Email List to be notified of upcoming trips! Our trip program is shifting to pop-up trips only for Fall 2020. We're optimistic we can identify some safe travel options this year but we won't know that until we get closer to potential trip dates. If you would like to be added to our email list to be notified of upcoming pop-up trips please email Phyllis Ihle at email@example.com
|OUTDOOR Tai Chi for Seniors Level 1||Fri, 7/2 - 7/16 - REGISTER (MINI SESSION)|
Fri, 8/13 - 9/24 - REGISTER
|OUTDOOR Tai Chi for Seniors Level 3|
Mon, 4/26 - 6/14 - REGISTER
Mon, 6/28-7/19 - REGISTER (MINI SESSION)
Mon, 8/9 - 9/27 - REGISTER
|10:00 - 10:50 a.m.||85 Trevarno Road|
|For advanced students who have already taken Level 2. Class progresses into Sun Style, 73 forms. No Class 1/18, 2/15 Instructor: Barbara Reynolds|
|OUTDOOR Light & Easy Aerobics||Tuesday, 5/11 - 6/29|
Thursday, 5/13 - 7/1
|10 - 10:50 a.m.||85 Trevarno Road|
|Come enjoy a combination of low impact aerobics, strength training and stretch. Dance to soft, motivating music as you decrease your risk of falling and increase functionality with everyday tasks. Bring light weights and water. Instructor: Jollene Berghoff|
|OUTDOOR Chair Stretch, Balance, and Flexibility||Tuesday, 5/11 - 6/29|
Thursday, 5/13 - 7/1
|11 - 11:50 a.m.||85 Trevarno Road|
|Come together with us to maintain muscle mass and even build new muscle mass, practice balance, strengthen your core and strengthen neuromuscular patterns. We will also work on flexibility and range of motion. We will move to uplifting music and enjoy each other's company. Bring 2 or 3 pound weights, water and smile. Instructor: Jollene Berghoff|
|OUTDOOR Zumba Gold Basic with Christina||Monday, 6/7-7/26||8:45- 9:45 a.m.|
85 Trevarno Road
|Come join Zumba Gold where you can follow along to the beat of Latin and international music with low-impact exercise. Beginners welcome and treat yourself to some YOU time! Bring water and wear comfortable exercise shoes. No Class 7/5 Instructor: Christina Kim|
|Thursday, 6/10-7/29||8:45- 9:45 a.m.|
85 Trevarno Road
|Time to take a "ME" timeout? This low-impact fitness class uses easy-to-follow calorie-burning moves to improve balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, cardiovascular function, and mood-boosting! Keep yourself FIT while having FUN! Beginners welcome. Wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire and bring water. Instructor: Alice Johnson|
|9:00- 10:00 a.m.|
Virtual via Zoom
|Time to take a "ME" timeout? This low-impact fitness class uses easy-to-follow calorie-burning moves to improve balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, cardiovascular function, and mood-boosting! Keep yourself FIT while having FUN! Beginners welcome. Wear comfortable exercise shoes/attire and bring water. Classes will be taught by instructors virtually over ZOOM. Participants will have access to recorded classes for 7 days after class. Instructor: Alice Johnson|
|Friday, 5/14-7/2||9:00- 10:00 a.m.|
Virtual via Zoom
|Come join Zumba Gold where you can follow along to the beat of Latin and international music with low-impact exercise. Beginners welcome and treat yourself to some YOU time! Bring water and wear comfortable exercise shoes. Classes will be taught by instructors virtually via ZOOM. Participants will have access to recorded classes for 7 days. Instructor: Christina Kim|
VIRTUAL Beginning Line Dancing for Seniors Now on Mondays!
| Mondays, 4/5-4/26|
|10:00- 11:00 a.m.|
Virtual via Zoom
|Join Sue Kraft for the perfect opportunity to learn line dancing without the pressure of an in-person class. You'll learn the basic steps for each line dance. Steps are taught slowly, easily and repeated until you feel comfortable. Previously learned dances will be reviewed. No partner necessary. Instructor: Sue Kraft|
Holiday Closure: 5/31, 7/5, 9/6
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Alameda County Senior Program
Community Support Program: Financial Assistance for 50+ Recreation Programs: If you want to participate in more LARPD Senior programs and activities but need financial assistance, think about our Community Support Program through the LARPD Foundation. Open to Livermore residents 50 and over. Applications may be obtained at the front counter or mailed to you. Call 925-373-5700 for more information.
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Senior Lunch Program: Good Thyme Cafe. Daily lunch for diners 60+ through Open Heart Kitchen Monday-Friday at 12:00 p.m. Until further notice, Open Heart Kitchen's Senior Meals will be offered for curbside of walk-up pickup only following the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) release posted March 10, 2020. ALL DINERS MUST WEAR A MASK. Please visit the Open Heart Kitchen website for current information on meal service in Livermore: https://www.openheartkitchen.org/senior-meals/.
FREE Consultations: If you have questions or need help with issues such as defining various levels of housing and placement needs, Medicare and Medi-Cal information, legal assistance, Health Care Directive information, financial emergencies, etc., call 925-373-5760 to receive more information on how to get assistance or to schedule an appointment.
Emergency Financial Assistance 60+: The Wiesner Memorial Fund is a special fund for seniors, 60 and older, who need financial assistance in the event of an emergency. For additional information call 925-373-5760.
FREE Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP): Need help understanding your Medicare or other health insurances? A trained HICAP counselor can help. Call 510-893-0393 for more information.
FREE Legal Assistance for Seniors 60+: Receive legal advice and consultation from a professional lawyer over the phone. Designed for adults 60+ and persons assisting individuals 60+. No wills. Call 510-832-3040 for more information.
FREE Dementia Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association, Asbury United Methodist Church 4743 East Avenue, Livermore: The Alzheimer's Associations' support group is open for families and caregivers of person's suffering from Alzheimer's or a related disorder. It provides a safe environment for individuals to express feelings, give and receive support, learn about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and discover effective ways to cope with and care for Alzheimer's patients. Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. For detailed information, contact Heather at 800-272-3900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE Living OUT in Livermore: Join this safe and confidential drop-in peer support group for LGBTQ persons 50+. Share thoughts, feelings, resources and information while providing support for each other. Group meets the first Tuesday of each month and is facilitated by trained peers. For more information, contact Anne at 510-548-8283 ext. 126 or email@example.com. Groups are held on Tuesdays from 2:00- 3:30 p.m. on 9/1, 10/6, 11/3 and 12/1.
FREE Dementia Care Consultations: Dori Sproul of the Alzheimer's Association, Robert Livermore Community Center- Consultation Room: Caregiving for someone with dementia? If you are stressed, overwhelmed and need support and information, schedule an appointment on the third Thursday of each month with Dory for advice, education or to develop a plan for the road ahead. Drop-ins accepted. Call 925-284-2942 to schedule an appointment.
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District offices are currently closed due to the Health Order. We have staff available to assist with registration needs over the phone from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m Monday - Friday. We are not able to offer in person registration at this time.
Phone Registration - 925-373-5700
Online Registration - LARPD.org
Email Registration - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District accepts registration online and over the phone during business hours. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis unless otherwise noted in the course description. Participants are encouraged to register at least one week prior to the course start date. Programs, classes activities and services may be cancelled or combined due to low enrollment. Proof of residency will be required upon registration. Residents are those who reside within the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District's boundaries. Fees labeled NR in the Activity Guide or on printed materials represent non-resident status and fees.The Activity guide is prepared month in advance, the District cannot guarantee all information in the guide is most current. Please contact the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District at 925-373-5700 during business hours or go online to confirm class details if needed.
Refunds and/or transfers will be granted up to seven (7) business days prior to the first class meeting. Refund and/or transfer requests made less than seven (7) business days before the first class meeting will not be granted. There is a $12 service charge applied to all refunds or transfers initiated by the participant, as well as withholding any material or class fees paid through LARPD that are associated with the class. Refunds and/or transfers will not be granted 24 hours after the first class meeting unless the request is pertaining to a disability or medical condition. This will be at the discretion of LARPD staff and may require a doctor's note. LARPD reserves the right to cancel any program, class, activity, camp or service for any reason; participants will have the opportunity to transfer to a similar program or receive a full refund. $20 fee will be charged to the participant's household for all returned checks.
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has implemented a Yearly Liability Waiver that will be effective from March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021. Our liability waiver will cover all activities, classes, camps and programs that are provided by the Livermore Are Recreation and Park District. Additional program/activity permission slips may be required. One authorized signature from a legal parent/guardian may sign on a minor's behalf (under 18 years of age). Additional family members who are over the age of 18 will be required to provide their own signature to the form. Over the phone registrations are required to complete the Yearly Liability Waiver Form prior to registration. Completed forms may be emailed to email@example.com. Over the phone registration will not be accepted unless a Yearly Liability Waiver Form has been completed with appropriate signatures. The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District accepts online registration through our ActiveNet registration software. Participants are encouraged to register online to avoid the hustle and bustle of over-the-phone registration.l Online registrations require an acknowledgment of our electronic Yearly Liability Waiver for each registration transaction. Participants will not be allowed to register online or over the phone without acknowledging our Liability Waiver.
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you or a family member needs assistance or program accommodations, please contact our main office during business hours at 925-373-5700 and we will be more than happy to assist you.