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Adult and 50+ Programs and Classes (Winter/Spring)

Winter/Spring 2024

Register for Programs

If you're ready to register, you may Register Online or by calling 925-373-5700.

Summer 2024 

Recreation Guide Viewable Online  03/20 /2024.

Resident Registration begins 03/27/2024.

Open Registration begins 03/29/2024.

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The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District offers a variety of programs and services for active adults.

We strive to ensure a physically and emotionally comfortable environment, encourage fun and excitement, and provide a safe place where all are welcome to socialize and be with their peers. 

For more information or to register, call 925-373-5700


Enrichment Classes

Classes include Photography - Improve Your Photos, 3D Card Printing, and Woodcarving.

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3D Greeting Cards

Katrin Field

Create gorgeous, layered greeting cards. Fun class for beginners and experienced paper crafters, alike. We will create five unique, layered greeting cards, perfect for all occasions, including spring holidays. Imported European materials. Bring a pair of scissors and tweezers.

Supply Fee: $20.00, cash only.


F1:30-3:30 pRLCC

Fun Theater Games

Debra Knox 

Have fun and make friends while developing your creativity in this fun, simple theater class! We will explore theater games and short scripts in a friendly, supportive environment! No experience is needed! Just bring your fun-loving self! 




Photography - Improving Your Photos

Livermore Valley Camera Club

Would you like to learn to capture images that tell stories and highlight your memorable moments in a meaningful way? Discover how composition, exposure, f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO work together to improve the artistry of your images. See how different lenses are and know when to use them. Then, improve your images even more on your computer. SLR and cellphone cameras.

5 evening classes and 1 field trip on 2/24.


Th7 - 9 p16+RLCC
 2/1-2/295600 $73/$80


Ken Morgan

Beginning carvers start with a basic project using a carving knife and progress to a relief project using various chisels and gouges. Students may bring in a project of their choice. The instructor works with each student to develop the skills needed to complete projects.

Attend anytime between 6:15-8:15 pm on Wed.. $8 drop-in.


W18+$8/$9RLCC-Fiesta Room

Creative Writing Classes

Classes include How to Write a Book, Short-form Stories, and Fun Theater Games.

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How to Write a Book in Six Weeks (ZOOM)

Barbara Flores

Whether you’re dabbling with an idea or have a completed draft, this ongoing ZOOM class teaches writing secrets and techniques to turn your prose into page-turners. All prose genres: fiction, memoir, and nonfiction, poetry. The fee includes professional editing of your work by the instructor, an award-winning five-time author.

Class is held virtually on ZOOM.



Memoir, Essay, and Short Story

Barbara Flores

This class simplifies how to write memoirs and short forms, whether memoirs, personal essays, or fiction. Now, you can turn your stories into page-turners. All writing levels and anyone over age 18 are welcome. The fee includes professional editing of your work by the instructor, Barbara Flores, an award-winning five-time author.


Days Age DatesRes / NR
W18+ 4/3-5/8$178/$196
Course #Time Location 


Fitness Classes

LARPD offers a variety of fitness classes, including Line Dancing, Zumba, Aerobics, Chair Strength, Tai Chi, and Yoga.

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Please visit the Adult Sports and Fitness page for more details. 

Live and Learn

Information lectures on various topics with subject matter experts, including Legal Assistance for Seniors, Alzheimer's Disease, Finances, and Estate Planning.

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Lifetime Income: Planning for Your Comfortable Retirement Years 

Senior Services Special Agencies

How to protect your retirement savings from market downturns, and how to generate lifetime income
(one cannot outlive). We will discuss conservative options that offer principal protection while allowing growth so that you can stay with your retirement goals and timeline.


Wed1-2p55+Robert Livermore Community Center


Scam Jam Trivia Challenge 

Senior Services Special Agencies

Want to know more about scams and suggestions for avoiding them? Want to check your knowledge base for staying safer in the community? Then join us on Wednesday, January 10th at 1:30pm for an interactive, entertaining, and informative session. Free to the public, and if you do good, you could win a small prize!!!


DateCourse #Res/NR

Legal Assistance for Seniors & HICAP

Senior Services Special Agencies

This is a free monthly presentation from Legal Assistance for Seniors, regarding Medicare and legal topics. 


DaysRes / NRTimeLocation
ThFREE1– 2:30pRLCC
Course #ProgramDates
8030How to Age in Place: Hiring and Working with a Caregiver1/25
8031Medi-Cal Eligibility & Home and Community Based Services2/22
8032Medicare Alert: How to Help Prevent Medicare Fraud & Abuse3/28
8033Financial Assistance: How to Get Help with Health Care Costs4/25
8034Free Preventative Benefits: What Medicare Covers in Full5/23


Sensational Seniors: Finances & Function

Andriana Mendez

This free seminar series is designed to empower homeowners with knowledge, strategies, and answers to questions that can transform the way you live at home and your quality of life.  Starting with this first session (Finances), we look at how your home can financially work better for you. In the second session (Function), we will review the function of your home beyond just the structure.


Days Res / NR Time Location 
Course #ProgramDates
8207Your Life, Your Choices: Finances2/8
8207Your Life, Your Choices: Home Function5/9

Estate Planning

Jennifer Thaete

Review the primary options in creating an estate plan including: Trusts, Wills, Financial and Health Care Powers of Attorney. Review what a Will is and how a Will works versus a Trust and how a Trust works. A general overview of Probate and Estate Taxes presented. All information in plain English.  Handouts provided.

REGISTRATION is required for each person attending.


Location  Age Res / NR Time 
RLCC18+ $21/$237– 8:30p 
Course # Days Dates 
8121 Th1/25

Healthy Living Series: Alzheimer’s Disease

Senior Services Special Agencies 

This is a free presentation led by the Alzheimer's Association.

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's Disease.


DaysRes / NRTimeLocation
Course # ProgramDates
8030Introduction to Alzheimer’s2/21
8030Brain & Body – Tips from the Latest Research3/20
803010 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s4/17
8030Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia5/15

Socials and Activities (50+)

Includes craft socials, seasonal events, mystery movies, activities, local field trips, and more! 

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May contain: architecture, building, dining room, dining table, furniture, indoors, room, table, adult, female, person, woman, restaurant, food, lunch, meal, face, head, photography, portrait, accessories, jewelry, necklace, diner, dinner, dish, electronics, screen, cafeteria, computer hardware, hardware, monitor, and people
The Mystery Movie Crew at Zephyr Grill and Bar. 

Mystery Movie and Review at the Vine

Join us for a mystery movie at the Vine Cinema with friends! We'll be surprised by what we are seeing. After the show, join us for appetizers at Zephyr Grill and Bar to chat about the movie and develop our collective "review" of the film, which will be shared on social media and the LARPD website. 

(Price includes a ticket to the movie and appetizers at Zephyr Grill and Bar after the movie, No Host Drinks).

*Please note: You must be registered by 3 pm the day before the event to attend. Meet in the Vine Cinema lobby at 1 pm.


DateDayRes/ NRTimeLocation
1/10W$20/$221-4:30pVine Cinema
2/7W$20/$221-4:30pVine Cinema
3/13W$20/$221-4:30pVine Cinema
4/10W$20/$221-4:30pVine Cinema
5/8W$20/$221-4:30pVine Cinema

An Afternoon with...

The Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton brings historical characters to life with inspiring Chautauqua-style performances during an afternoon matinee, complete with an audience interactive Q&A session.

  • Enjoy lunch on your own in downtown Pleasanton before the performance. Doors open at 1:30.
  • Check-in with LARPD staff upon arrival to receive your ticket.
  • Transportation on your own to Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.


Tues$18/$202pFirehouse Arts Center Pleasanton
DateAn Afternoon with...Course#Age
3/26Steve Jobs 8248.10150+
4/16Clara Barton 8248.10250+
5/14Coretta Scott King8248.10350+


Board and Brush on the Go

Livermore's "Board and Brush Creative Studio" experts will come to you today with their DIY workshop on wood, tools, paints, stains, and stencils!

You'll connect with new friends as they guide you into building classic or trendy pieces of inspirational decor for your home. The finished look is incredibly professional!

Bring your creativity; we promise a creative experience you won't forget!

Refreshments provided.  Wear your work wear.

* Upon enrollment, we will provide you a secure link to choose your personalized project in advance!


1/25Thu1-2:30p$65/ $70
    8296.10150+RLCC - Palo Verde Room

    February Crafting Social

    Enjoy time with new friends, creating fun and imaginative crafts and decor for your home, or as gifts for friends and loved ones.

    Join us for a fun and relaxing time together, with step-by-step instructions by Kathy and Gayle, while creating great memories. Don't forget we will also have dessert!


    8267.10250+RLCC - Cresta Blanca South

    Leaf Relief Painting Social

    Enjoy time with new friends, creating fun and imaginative crafts and decor for your home, or as gifts for friends and loved ones.

    Join us for a fun and relaxing time together, with step-by-step instructions by Kathy and Gayle, while creating great memories. Don't forget we will also have dessert!

    This month, we will be painting lovely layers of leaf "relief" on canvas frames. The finished product is very striking to behold!


    8267.10350+Ravenswood Historic Site

     Spring Flower Arranging Social               

    May contain: plant, potted plant, purple, flower, flower arrangement, flower bouquet, petal, face, head, person, photography, portrait, herbal, herbs, daisy, blouse, clothing, dahlia, adult, female, woman, accessories, glasses, jar, planter, pottery, vase, anemone, geranium, and ikebana
    Spring Flower Arranging Social Participants. 

    Arranging fresh flowers is a relaxing and rewarding experience. Join us while we walk you through the process of creating your own colorful spring floral arrangement to take home. Creative and beautiful, yet simple! Reservations required. LARPD.ORG or call 925 373-5700 to register.

    • Please bring your own pruners or sturdy scissors.
    • Please put a cardboard box in your car to transport your arrangement home safely after the social.

    *If you cannot attend, please call 925 373-5700 to cancel so we can open the waitlist.


    4/12Fri1-3p $28/$31
    8266.101 50+RLCC - Palo Verde Room

      May Crafting Social

      Enjoy time with new friends, creating fun and imaginative crafts and decor for your home, or as gifts for friends and loved ones.

      Join us for a fun and relaxing time together, with step-by-step instructions by Kathy and Gayle, while creating great memories. Don't forget we will have dessert! 


      8267.10450+RLCC  - Palo Verde Room

       LLNL Discovery Center and Lunch at Poppy Ridge

      The Discovery Center provides a window into LLNL's exciting, cutting-edge science. Join us for a FREE self-guided tour and an overview of LLNL.  Visitors will walk through an updated model of the target chamber from the National Ignition Facility, learn more about LLNL's role in the fight against COVID-19, and view an exhibit on our Science in Space... and much more!

      This self-guided tour, presented through a history tunnel, highlights the Laboratory's scientific achievements during the last 70 years.

      • Meet at 11:30 am for lunch at Poppy Ridge Grill, 4280 Greenville Rd., before the LLNL tour!! (Lunch is included in the program fee)
      • Special Lunch menu selections will be emailed to you one week prior to the event for pre-order.
      • Registration is required by 1/24/24 to attend this event.
      •  LLNL requires all guests to show valid ID upon arrival; all guests must be US citizens and on their log by 1/24/24.
      • The Discovery Center tour begins at 1:30 pm at 651 Eastgate Dr., located off Greenville Road. 


      8193.10150+Meet at Poppy Ridge Grill

      "History that Doesn't Suck" at the Bankhead Theater

      The first 100 years of American history are told in 100 minutes!  With Professor Greg Jackson guiding us through some of the greatest points in American history. Laced with sarcasm and humor...this show is the perfect way to learn and have fun simultaneously.  Dr. Jackson is a professor, but this ain't no lecture! History-telling live with lights, action, and live musicians!

      May contain: architecture, building, office building, convention center, and door
      Bankhed Theater, Livermore. 

      Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind event that will leave you excited to learn more.

      After the show, we have reserved a group table at Bruno's restaurant downtown on First Street (Dinner tab on your own.) Take a 5-minute walk with us and enjoy a visit with fellow guests over some delicious food!

      • Transportation on your own, meet at 2:30 pm, Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.
      • Please call Kathy Lake @ (925) 373-5763 in advance if ADA theater seating is needed.


      8083.10150+Bankhead Theater 

      The Neil Diamond Concert Experience at the Bankhead Theater

      Be part of the magic as you witness the ultimate 'Neil Diamond In Concert' performance by Rob Garrett, highlighting the greatest and most popular music of his career, including 'Sweet Caroline,' 'Hot August Night,' Cracklin' Rosie,' 'I Am I Said', 'Song Sung Blue' and many more Neil Diamond gems!

      May contain: adult, female, person, woman, guitar, musical instrument, concert, crowd, guitarist, leisure activities, music, musician, and performer
      Neil Diamond Concert Experience.

      After the show, we have reserved a group table at Bruno's restaurant downtown on First Street. (Dinner tab on your own). Take a 5-minute walk with us and enjoy a visit with fellow guests over some delicious food! 

      • Transportation on your own, meet at 2:30 pm, Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.
      • Please call Kathy Lake @ (925) 373-5763 in advance if ADA theater seating is needed.


      8083.10250+Bankhead Theater

      Olivina Olive Oil Tasting and Lunch 

      Meet at the  Olivina Olive Oil tasting room for an informative presentation, tasting, and tour, compliments of the owner Charles Crohare.

      Afterward, feel free to shop for the perfect-tasting  gift, and then we will head down the road for lunch hosted by LARPD.     

      • Lunch venue to be announced.
      • Transportation on your own.  Meet at 11:00 am at Olivina, located at 4555 Arroyo Rd., Livermore.
      • Wear layers for comfort inside the insulated Ag building.
      • Detailed directions will be emailed prior to the event. 




      Trevarno Road History Walk 

      May contain: grass, nature, outdoors, park, plant, path, sidewalk, city, tree, vegetation, road, street, and urban

      Take a nostalgic walk along this shady lane reminiscent of an earlier era, complete with old-fashioned streetlamps. Learn from the Livermore Heritage Guild docent and resident Susan Canfield about the local history of the Craftsman-style bungalows nestled on generous, grassy lots.

      Conclude your walking tour with an outdoor visit to the LARPD Youth Services Office for refreshments.

      • Meet at LARPD Office Trevarno Road parking lot: 71 Trevarno Road, Livermore.
      • Livermore Heritage Guild donations are not required but are appreciated. 


      8296.10150+Trevarno Raod

      Bocce Ball at Da Boccery  

      May contain: lamp, plant, architecture, building, house, housing, villa, and person

      Play "team" style bocce ball while enjoying yummy happy hour food at Livermore's Da Boccery with 20 of your new best friends!

      Never played before? It just takes 5 minutes to learn. 

      Enjoy mouth-watering smokey wings, boozy chili cheese nachos, fried mozzarella sticks, Wagyu Beef smash sliders, and non-alcoholic beverages,  all included in the registration fee.

      • Meet us at Da Boccery: 175 E. Vineyard Ave., Livermore.


      8196.10150+Da Boccery Livermore

      Movie Madness in the Vintage Lounge

      Join the Senior Services crew for a movie in the Vintage Lounge at the Robert Livermore Community Center. 

      Movies and trailers will be shared in the monthly Prime Time Newsletter.  Also, monthly movie flyers are available in the Senior Services Lobby area.

      • 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
      • The movie begins at  1:00 pm in the Vintage Lounge at the Robert Livermore Community Center.
      • No movies due to Holidays: 01/01, 01/15, and 02/19.
      • No registration is required to attend. 

      Senior Pop-Up Trips

      Monthly pop-up trips throughout Northern California. Trips are typically announced about three weeks prior to the trip date. Sign up for the Pop-Up Trip email list to be notified of upcoming trips.

      View Senior Trips 

      Sign up for Pop-Up email blasts to receive notices when the trips are announced and learn when to register!  Specific registration dates will be announced in each Pop-Up email blast.

      Sign-up for the Senior Pop-Up Trip email list

      Trip DateDayPop-Up Trip
      1/18ThursRed Hawk Casino
      2/8ThursWinchester Mystery House
      3/2Sat"Stomp" at Gallo Theater for the Arts 
      4/24WedSan Francsico Giants Game 
      5/9ThuSafari West in Santa Rosa

      Senior Services

      Information and phone numbers for our senior lunch program,  helpful phone numbers, and more. 

      View Services and Support Groups 

      Resource and Referral

      If you have questions or need help with issues such as defining various levels of housing and placement needs, If you have inquiries or require assistance on topics like determining housing levels, placement needs, Medicare and Medi-Cal details, legal aid, Health Care Directive information, financial emergencies, and more, the Senior Services office serves as an information and referral source.

      For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 925-373-5760.

      Good Thyme Café Daily Lunch (60+)

      Monday-Friday from 12:00-1:00 p.m., 4444 East Avenue, Livermore

      Senior Meals are back indoors! The Open Heart Kitchen "Good Thyme Cafe" lunch program held at the Robert Livermore Community Center is offering a sit-down meal service at the Robert Livermore Community Center.  Please visit the Open Heart Kitchen website for current information on meal service in Livermore

      For reservations, please call 925-500-8241 by 1:00 p.m. the day before.

      Download Printable Menu

      LARPD Other Services for Seniors

      Please contact our offices at: 925-373-5760 for more information on the following:

      Alameda County Senior Programs: Helpful Phone Numbers

      ServiceScheduling Information
      Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP)Phone Appointments Only
      Lending LibraryM-F in Vintage Lounge
      City Serve of the Tri-Valley925-222-2273
      Wheels Dial-a-Ride925-455-7510
      Wheels (bus)925-455-7500
      Social Security800-772-1213
      Alzheimer's Association800-272-3900
      Elder Care Locator800-677-1116
      CRIL (Community Resources for Independent Living)925-371-1531
      Legal Assistance for Seniors510-832-3040
      Adult Protective Services866-225-5277
      Area Agency on Aging800-510-2020
      Public Guardian510-577-3585
      Meals on Wheels by Spectrum925-421-4657

      YouTube Classes and Activities

      During COVID we made a bunch of fun virtual activities to enjoy. Feel free to check it out!

      View YouTube Classes and Activities 

      Holiday Flower Arranging with Gayle and Kathy

      They'll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating a beautiful holiday arrangement using flowers from the grocery store.

      Virtual Walk of Historic Homes in South Livermore

      Join Livermore City Historian, Richard Finn, for a VIRTUAL walking tour of historic homes in South Livermore. Learn all about the homes, characters, and historical figures who built this town.

      Flower Arranging Social

      A quick recap from our flower arranging social on 10.23.20 at Ravenswood Historic Site. 

      Chair Yoga

      Discover how to do yoga poses with a chair to help increase flexibility, balance and strength while enhancing mind-body awareness and the ability to relax. There are many benefits that regular yoga practice can bring to one's life including sound sleep, allergy and asthma relief, and reduced stress and anxiety. Chair Yoga is free and classes are available on YouTube with instructor Lakshmi Sajith. Classes are suitable for participants who do not want to get up and down from the floor.

      Greenery Arranging in Your Own Backyard

      Join Kathy and Gayle for this fun and easy activity to spruce up any room in your house!

      Scratch Baking with Kathy

      Bake some delicious dinner roles from scratch with Kathy in her home kitchen.

      Scratch Baking Dinner Rolls Recipe.pdf

      Decoupage with Kathy and Gayle

      How to decoupage a pot and wine bottle from your home. Download supply list and instructions HERE!

      Cooking with Kathy

      Cook some delicious tortellini chicken potato salad with Kathy in her home kitchen. Download full recipe HERE