CITY OF SALINAS - Youth Programs and Activities

 
CITY OF SALINAS - Youth Programs and Activities
CITY OF SALINAS

                           2019

Youth Programs    Sports     Programs for    Summer
 and Activities    Fun       active adults   Reading
CITY OF SALINAS - Youth Programs and Activities
LIBRARY AND
COMMUNITY SERVICES
DEPARTMENT                                                                                                                        July is
Athletic Facilities
Closter Park Softball Field.................................... 401 Towt St.
Constitution Soccer Complex...........1440 Constitution Blvd.

Community/Neighborhood Parks
Cesar E. Chavez Community Park... 250 North Madeira Ave.
Claremont Manor Neighborhood Park
.............................................................1220 San Fernando Dr.

                                                                                                                                                  Month
Creekbridge Neighborhood Park........... 1793 Declaration St.
East Laurel Park...............................................10 E. Laurel Dr.
Harden Ranch Neighborhood Park............. 1819 Emerald Dr.
Hartnell Park................................................. 725 W. Acacia St.
La Paz Park....................................................560 Roosevelt St.      Join us in celebrating Parks Make Life Better month.
Laurel Heights Park.............................................751 Circle Dr.
Laurel Neighborhood Park...........................340 W. Laurel Dr.                  Every Friday at 2:00 pm, we will have a special activity:
Laurelwood Neighborhood Park ..................... 915 Victor St.
Los Padres Neighborhood Park ...................... 1210 John St.
McKinnon Neighborhood Park................ 1700 Mckinnon St.                            July 5th:          July 12th:           July 19th:         July 26th:
Mission Park.............................................. 110 W. Romie Lane
Monte Bella Park............................... 1601 Monte Bella Blvd.                  Hot Dog            Ice Cream             Nachos             Edible
Natividad Creek Park....................................... 1395 Nogal Dr.               Lunch              Sundaes                                  Craft
Natividad Neighborhood Park................... 1450 Lassen Ave.
Northgate Neighborhood Park .................... 1600 Seville St.
Santa Rita Neighborhood Park ..................... 290 Bolivar St.                    Hebbron Family Center               683 Fremont St.          (831) 758-7354
Sherwood Community Park.................... 940 North Main St.
Steinbeck Community Park ................... 1700 Burlington Dr.
                                                                                      Bread Box Recreation Center         745 N. Sanborn Rd.       (831) 758-7908
Williams Ranch Neighborhood Park ............ 1530 Falcon Dr.                         El Dorado Recreation Center         1655 El Dorado Dr.       (831) 758-7223
Woodside Neighborhood Park.....................1045 Iverson St.
                                                                                      The Firehouse                       1330 East Alisal St.     (831) 775-4286
Tennis Courts                                                                         Salinas Recreation Center           320 Lincoln Ave.         (831) 758-7306
Sherwood Park Tennis Center................. 930 North Main St.
Central Community Park...............................420 Central Ave.
Claremont Manor Park................... 1220 San Fernando Ave.
Laurel Neighborhood Park .............................. 340 Laurel Dr.               Youth and Government Institute
                                                                                     The Library and Community Services Department will be launching its third Youth
Specialty Parks                                                                      and Government Institute (YAGI) this summer at City Hall from June 17 – July 12.
Dog Park .......................................................... 1395 Nogal Dr.
Disc Golf Course Park...................................... 1395 Nogal Dr.           Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm • 200 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, CA
Community Recreation Buildings
Community Services Dept........... 320 Lincoln Ave. 758-7306
Bread Box Recreation Center ......745 Sanborn Rd. 758-7908
Central Park ................................. 420 Central Ave. 758-7936
El Dorado Park ........................ 1655 El Dorado Dr. 758-7223
Firehouse Recreation Center.......1330 E. Alisal St. 775-4286
Hebbron Family Center ............... 683 Fremont St. 758-7354
Recreation Center ........................ 320 Lincoln Ave. 758-7306

Library Services
John Steinbeck Library ................ 350 Lincoln Ave. 758-7311
Library Connection @ Northridge
...............................................1392 Northridge Mall 206-4905         LEARN how City                               • For youth ages 14-18
Cesar Chavez Library................... 615 Williams Rd. 758-7345                    Government works                           • Stipend provided after
Literacy Center.............................. 350 Lincoln Ave. 758-7916
                                                                                                                                 completing all sessions
www.salinaspubliclibrary.org                                                         EXPLORE careers                             • Food & transportation
www.cityofsalinas.org/our-city-services/                                             in City Government
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CITY OF SALINAS - Youth Programs and Activities
Welcome to the City of Salinas Library and
Community Services Department!
Summer is a time for exploration and fun. We hope you will enjoy the wonderful programs we
have in store for you and your family during the summer break. Whether you are looking to
participate in our Summer Reading Program at the Library, or the various enrichment and sports
programs offered through Recreation, this guide will help you to plan an exciting summer.
The Department has been busy the past few months on the planning front. Many of you may be
aware that we have been working on a Parks, Recreation and Library Master Plan for the past two
years. We appreciated hearing from you through this process and look forward to the City Council
adopting this plan soon. In January, we initiated a Public Art Master Plan and many of you may have
participated in the survey, pop-ups, stakeholder discussions and community forums that were held in February.
We look forward to completing this planning effort in the coming months.
New facilities are also on the way. The new El Gabilan Library is under construction and we expect to have it completed in
December. This state-of-the art 21,000 square-foot building will create a safe and welcoming environment where children and
families can explore, engage and learn. The Sherwood Recreation Center, formerly the Municipal Pool, will open this summer
and provide opportunities for health, wellness and allow our youth sports programs to grow.
We look forward to serving you this summer at one of our libraries or recreation centers. Please let us know how we are doing
and what steps we can take to better serve you and the community.

Kristan Lundquist                                         The City of Salinas Recreation & Community Services Division Presents:
Interim Library & Community Services Director
(831) 758-7222 • kristanl@ci.salinas.ca.us

                                                                         June 10-August 10, 2019

 4      Game On—Summer 2019                                   Join us this summer at one of our recreation sites and enjoy
                                                              a variety of activities based around specific themed weeks.
 4      Bread Box Recreation Center                                 Please see each individual site for specific days
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                                                                                  and times of programs.
        Central Park Recreation Center
                                                              Off the Wall Games Week                        Rodeo Week
 6      Closter Park Recreation Center                              (6/10 – 6/15)                            (7/15 – 7/20)
 6      El Dorado Park Recreation Center                          International Week                     Artful Antics Week
                                                                     (6/17 – 6/22)                          (7/22 – 7/27)
 7      Hebbron Family Center
                                                                   Throwback Week                  Lights Camera Action Week
 8      The Firehouse Recreation Center                              (6/24 – 6/29)                         (7/29 – 8/3)
10      Sports Programs                                          Star Spangled Week                  Doctor Frankenstein’s
                                                                      (7/1 – 7/6)                          Lab Week
13      Neighborhood and Volunteer Services                                                               (8/5 – 8/10)
                                                            Game On/Kiddie Kapers Week
15      Summer Library Programs                                    (7/8 – 7/13)
18      Live Performances at the Library
19      Adult Summer Programs                                      FREE LUNCHES DAILY
                                                                 June 17-August 2, 2019
20      E-Resources & More                                    (Lunch times vary, please call
                                                            sites for individual serving times)
                                                             Call (831) 758-7306 for details!

                                                                                         Closter Park                 Firehouse
                                                                 Bread Box              Recreation Center          Recreation Center
         Do we have your email address?                       Recreation Center            401 Towt St.             1330 E. Alisal St.
                                                                                                                   M-F 1:00—5:30 pm
                                                              745 N. Sanborn Rd.        M-F 12:00—4:00 pm
                                                                                                                   Sat. 12:00—4:00 pm
The City of Salinas Parks and Recreation Division’s           M-F 1:00—8:00 pm
                                                              Sat. 12:00—4:00 pm
                                                                                            Sat. Closed
                                                                                                                         775-4285
                                                                                             775-4232
main form of communication is via email. Please                     758-7908
make sure your current email address is on file                Central Park             El Dorado Park
                                                                                                                       Hebbron
                                                                                                                     Family Center
for latest updates on class location change, class            Recreation Center         Recreation Center           683 Fremont St.
                                                               420 Central Ave.         1655 El Dorado Dr.
cancellations or other important information                  M-S 12:00—4:00 pm         M-S 12:00—4:00 pm
                                                                                                                   M-F 12:00—5:30 pm
                                                                                                                   Sat. 12:00—4:00 pm
regarding your class or program.                                   758-7936                  758-7223                   758-7354

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Week 1 June 10–16                         The City of Salinas will join Recreation and Parks across the country in
                              Totem Pole at Hartnell Park               celebrating Parks Make Life Better month this summer with the theme of
                                                                        Game On! In addition to incorporating games into all of our themed weeks,
                              Week 2 June 17-23                         this summer we are hosting a very special Game On! Photo Contest!
                              Dolphin at Central Park
                              Week 3 June 24-30
                                                                        Do you love to take selfies or creative photos? Participate
                              Hats at Sherwood Park                     in our GAME ON! Photo Contest! Each themed week
                                                                        this summer has a challenge for our Game On! photo
                              Week 4 July 1-July 7                      contest. Submit your best digital photo to the Library
                              Play Carroms at Closter Park              and Community Services Department by email or social
                                                                        media after you have completed the weekly challenge.
                              Week 5 July- 8-14                         Email to: jose.arreola@ci.salinas.ca.us
                              Play Hoops at Cesar Chavez Park           Prizes will be announced at the start of each week.
                                                                        Rules:
                              Week 6 July 15-21                            • Entries may be submitted by residents and
                              Walking at Rossi Rico Linear Park         		non-residents.
                                                                           • Photos do not need to be in color, but must be in jpg or gif format.
                              Week 7 July 22-28                            • Entries must be appropriate for the general public.
                                                                           • Only one photo per person, per challenge each week.
                              Disc at Golf Course                          • Entries must be submitted no later than Sunday at midnight of each week.
                              Week 8 July 29-Aug 4                      Photo entries become property of the City of Salinas and may be used for
                                                                        promotional materials. By submitting your photo to the following email:
                              Agility at El Dorado Park                 jose.arreola@ci.salinas.ca.us, you are agreeing to the City of Salinas Photo
                                                                        Release Policy.

                               Bread Box Recreation Center
Bread Box Recreation Center

                               745 N. Sanborn Road, Salinas, CA • (831) 758-7908
                               The Bread Box Recreation Center is a non-traditional recreation center with an emphasis on
                               our community youth. The Bread Box provides supervised programs that benefit children,
                               youth, and teens. Our programs promote personal growth and self-esteem and contribute
                               to the quality of life. In addition, the Bread Box offers a variety of drop-in recreational
                               programs and services for youth with opportunities to participate in activities that foster
                               friendships, and encourage a healthy lifestyle through the participation in positive
                               recreational experiences.

                               Summer Youth Program FREE
                               What are you doing this summer? Consider joining us in the
                               afternoons for a variety of activities that aim to keep summer    Back to School Raffle
                               fun. Play pool, ping-pong, tablets and X-Box, or go outside       Come by the Bread Box this summer for a chance to win a
                               for a ‘pick-up’ game – we have something for everyone,            backpack with everything you will need to get your school
                               including arts & crafts, video games and field trips. Each        year started. Everyday you participate at the Center, you will
                               week has a special theme and activities to go along with it.      earn one entry in the back-to-school drawing at the end of the
                               FREE                                                              summer.
                               Monday – Friday       1:00 – 8:00 pm
                               Saturday              12:00 – 4:00 pm
                               Date:                 June 10 – Aug. 10
                               Ages:                 5-18

                               Homework Help
                               Even during the summer months, some children are assigned
                               homework. If this is the case for your child, consider bringing
                               them to the Bread Box Recreation Center in the afternoons
                               Monday-Friday. We have tutors ready to help. This is an
                               ongoing, year-round program. FREE
                               Monday – Friday      3:00 – 5:30 pm      Ages: 6-14

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Bread Box Recreation Center                                            a 30-minute time limit. Come on down to the Bread Box,

                                                                                                                                           Bread Box Recreation Center
                                                                       alone or with friends, and pick-up a game! FREE
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                                                                       Date: June 10 – Aug. 9
Summer Lunch Program – FREE                                            Time: 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Is it lunch yet? That midday meal is an important part of a
young person’s growth. Don’t skip a meal. Join us for a FREE           Bread Box Teen Lounge
nutritious lunch provided by the Alisal Union School District.         Our Teen Lounge offers a respite from the outside world!
Meals are provided for children ages 2-18.                             Bread Box Teen Lounge is a relaxed and high-energy drop-in
Monday – Friday                                                        lounge where young people ages of 11-18, are offered a
Date: June 17 – Aug. 2                                                 variety of activities that include: sports, foosball, air hockey,
Check with site for serving times.                                     table tennis, socialization, amplified music, field trips,
                                                                       iPads and video games. Or if you’re looking for relaxation,
                                                                       there’s also a TV area with a 70” screen to watch the big
            Bread Box Movie Fridays                                    game, movies or just some TV. It also offers a great place for
             Bread Box movies are back! Every Friday at 4:00           health and life skills discussions, positive peer building and
              pm, come down to the Bread Box and grab a                character enhancing programs. Meals are also provided.
               seat on the couch or just hang out for some             This is a year-round (ongoing) program. FREE
                blockbuster movies. Movies are rated G or PG           Saturday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm Ages: 11-18
                 and will be different every week. For additional
                  information, please call (831) 758-7908.

                                                                          FOOD BANK Distribution
Pick-Up Games—Summer Series                                               Through this program, the Food Bank for Monterey County
                                                                          distributes donated food and products along with Partner
Do you enjoy playing basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, or
street soccer? Better yet, do you want an exciting recreational           Agency sites throughout Salinas and Monterey County.
activity, a chance to learn new skills, the opportunity to meet           The Emergency Food Assistance Program provides grocery
new people, or simply to take a break from academics? Then                bags of food to low-income families and individuals
this is for you!                                                          based on income guidelines defined by the United States
                                                                          Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program distributes
All athletic activities are co-ed and designed for all skill levels,      food to hundreds of people two times a month at the Bread
ages 6-18. Pick-up games will vary throughout the day and will            Box Recreation Center. Distributions take place in the
depend upon the number of participants present. A minimum                 parking lot for one hour on each occasion. This program is
of four players are needed to begin a game! Games will have               open to everyone. No documentation or
                                                                          ID is required to receive food assistance.
                                                                          FREE

Central Park
                                                                          Days: 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month
                                                                          Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

420 Central Ave., Salinas, CA • (831) 758-7306
Central Park is one of the City’s older parks, situated next to Hartnell College on eight-acres of land that includes a memorial rose

                                                                                                                                           Central Park
garden, a community garden, tennis courts, a bar-b-que area, picnic tables and a large play structure. There is also a recreation
building, exercise course, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pit and a large grass area for football or soccer.

Summer Youth Program FREE                                                Kids Art Studio
                                                                         Are you looking for a way to express yourself, perhaps
What are you doing this summer? Consider joining us in the               learn a new art technique? Art Instructor Amber Brady
afternoons for a variety of activities that aim to keep summer fun.      brings her artistic talents and knowledge of different
Come and hang out or go outside for a ‘pick-up’ game– we have            types of technique to the class.
something for everyone, including arts & crafts, video games and         Location: Central Park Recreation Center
field trips. Each week has a special theme and activities to go          Day:       1st and 3rd Saturday of every month
along with it. FREE                                                      Time:      9:30 – 10:30 am
Monday – Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm                                       Cost:      $20 each session
Dates: June 10 – Aug. 10                                                 Ages:      4-18 years
Ages: 5-18

Summer Lunch Program – FREE
Is it lunch yet? That midday meal is an important part of a young
person’s growth. Don’t skip a meal. Join us for a FREE nutritious
lunch and an afternoon snack provided by the Alisal Union School
District. Meals are provided for children ages 2-18.
Monday – Friday
Dates: June 17 – Aug. 2
Check with site for serving times.

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Closter Park
Closter Park

                                   Closter Park, 401 Towt Street, Salinas, CA • (831) 758-7306
                                   Located in East Salinas, Closter Park is newly equipped with pristine
                                   basketball courts, full court play, and bleachers. Closter Park has a
                                   beautiful Placita, which can be rented out for private and community
                                   events. It is also the home of the Salinas National Little League.

                                   Summer Youth Program FREE
                                   What are you doing this summer? Consider joining us in
                                   the afternoons for a variety of activities that aim to keep         Summer Lunch Program – FREE
                                   summer fun. Play pool, ping-pong or join us for a ‘pick-up’         Is it lunch yet? That midday meal is an important part of a
                                   game – we have something for everyone, including arts &             young person’s growth. Don’t skip a meal. Join us for a FREE
                                   crafts, and field trips. Each week has a special theme, and         nutritious lunch and an afternoon snack provided by the Alisal
                                   activities to go along with it. FREE                                Union School District. Meals are provided for children ages
                                   Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm                                    2-18.
                                   June 10 – Aug. 9                                                    Monday – Friday
                                   Ages: 5-18                                                          Dates: June 17 – Aug. 2
                                                                                                       Check with site for serving times.

                                   El Dorado Park Recreation Center
El Dorado Park Recreation Center

                                   1655 El Dorado Drive, Salinas, CA • (831) 775-7223
                                   El Dorado Park is available for public use and offers a wide variety of classes, a multi-purpose room, a stage and place for
                                   clubs and classes to meet. It also has two different size baseball diamonds for softball and hardball.

                                   Summer Youth Program FREE
                                   What are you doing this summer? Consider joining us in the
                                   afternoons for a variety of activities that aim to keep summer      All athletic activities are co-ed and designed for all skill
                                   fun. Play ping-pong, X-box, or go outside for a ‘pick-up’           levels, ages 6-18. Pick-up games will vary throughout
                                   game – we have something for everyone, including arts &             the day and will depend upon the number of participants
                                   crafts, video games and field trips. Each week has a special        present. A minimum of four players are needed to begin a
                                   theme, and activities to go along with it. FREE                     game! Games will have a 30-minute time limit. Come on
                                   Monday – Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm                                  down to El Dorado Park, alone or with friends, and pick-up a
                                   Date: June 10 – Aug. 10                                             game! FREE
                                   Ages: 5-18
                                                                                                       Days: Monday – Friday
                                   Summer Lunch Program – FREE                                         Date: June 10 – Aug. 9
                                                                                                       Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
                                   Is it lunch yet? That midday meal is an important part of
                                   a young person’s growth. Don’t skip a meal. Join us for
                                   a FREE nutritious lunch and an afternoon snack provided             Extreme Team Martial Arts Academy
                                   by the Alisal Union School District. Meals are provided for         In this class, the physical training makes use of every part
                                   children ages 2-18.                                                 of the body from hands, feet, knees, elbows to fingers and
                                   Monday – Friday                                                     toes; every body part is trained and conditioned. More
                                   Dates: June 17 – Aug. 2                                             important than the self-defense aspects, Karate is used to
                                   Check site for serving time.                                        develop character and physical fitness. In addition, karate
                                                                                                       training promotes increased confidence, respect, humility,
                                   Teen Scene Saturdays                                                and self-control. At entry level, students learn basic Karate
                                                                                                       skills which include stances, footwork, safe falling, punching,
                                   Play it safe and fun with friends on Saturday nights, and chill     kicking, blocking, and Kata. At the advanced level, students
                                   out with other teens at your neighborhood recreation center.        partake in special classes dedicated to working on rank
                                   Bring a friend or meet new ones. We’ll provide dinner,              requirements, preparing for tournaments, and sparring.
                                   snacks, games, and other activities that are engaging for
                                   teens like listening to music, watching movies, gaming, and         Ages:        5 to adult
                                   taking field trips and excursions out into the community.           Days:        Monday, Wednesday & Friday
                                   Saturday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm Ages: 11-18                               Time:        6:00 – 8:00 pm
                                                                                                       Fee:         $40 per person, per month
                                   Pick-Up Games—Summer Series                                         Fees are due at the beginning of each month
                                                                                                       Instructors: Mike and Rosa Andresen
                                   Do you enjoy playing basketball, volleyball, dodgeball,
                                   or street soccer? Better yet, do you want an exciting               NEW! Little Ninjas Martial Arts
                                   recreational activity, a chance to learn new skills, the            Now available for ages 4-6.
                                   opportunity to meet new people, or simply to take a break           Specialty instruction from 6 – 6:30 pm

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                                                                       new ones. Registration begins June 10. For more information call
Tiny Tots Playschool                                                   758-7306 or 775-4233. Space is Limited.
In our Tots program, we help children with the developmental
tasks of separating from home, sharing, and ease of task               Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
switching. Knowledge acquisition is obtained through experiential      July 1 – July 31 (Closed July 4)
type activities involving as many of the five senses as possible.      Fees: $60 per child
Activities provide opportunities for exploration through               Ages: 3-5 years old (and fully potty trained)
manipulatives, singing, dramatic play, role-playing, toys, blocks,
and games. Participants will enjoy age-appropriate curriculum,         Zumba Fitness
snacks, field trips, special visitors, and holiday parties. Space is   Our Zumba Class is designed to
limited. Please call (831) 758-4233 for more information.              bring people together to sweat it
Classes begin: Sept. 3                                                 out! By mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves, this
                  Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 11:30 am                     calorie-burning dance fitness class gives you a total workout.
Registration: Aug. 12 until filled                                     Our instructor combines all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle
Time:             10:00 am – 12 pm                                     conditioning, balance and flexibility so that it’s guaranteed to
Ages:             3-5 years (and fully potty trained)                  boost your energy and give you that feeling of “awesome” each
Cost:             $60 a month                                          time you leave class. So grab a towel and a water bottle and stop
                                                                       on by for an effective and fun workout.
Summer Tiny Tots Camp                                                  Date & Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
                                                                                        Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 am
Summer fun continues in July during our Tiny Tots Tenderfoot
Camp! Activities include crafts, interactive play, exploration         Ages:            10 & up
through manipulatives, playing with their friends and making           Fee:             $5 per class or $35 for an 8-class card

Hebbron Family
Center
683 Fremont Street, Salinas, CA • (831) 758-7354

Summer Youth Program FREE
What are you doing this summer? Consider joining us in the
afternoons for a variety of activities that aim to keep summer
                                                                        Teen Scene Saturdays

                                                                                                                                           Hebbron Family Center
fun. Play pool, ping-pong, or go outside for a ‘pick-up’ game –
we have something for everyone, including arts & crafts, video          Play it safe and fun with friends on Saturday nights, and chill
games and field trips. Each week has a special theme, and               out with other teens at your neighborhood recreation center.
activities to go along with it. FREE                                    Bring a friend or meet new ones. We’ll provide dinner,
Days: Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 5:30 pm                                  snacks, games, and other activities that are engaging for
          Saturday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm                                     teens like listening to music, watching movies, gaming, and
Dates: June 10 – Aug. 10                                                taking field trips and excursions out into the community.
Ages: 5-18                                                              Leadership opportunities will also be available for youth
                                                                        looking to build their college application resumes, or
Summer Lunch Program – FREE                                             volunteer to get community service hours. This is a year-
Is it lunch yet? That midday meal is an important part of a young       round (ongoing) program. FREE
person’s growth. Don’t skip a meal. Join us for a FREE nutritious       Saturday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm              Ages: 11-18
lunch and an afternoon snack provided by the Alisal Union
School District. Meals are provided for children ages 2-18.             Hebbron Teen Lounge
Days: Monday – Friday                                                   The Teen Lounge at Hebbron is a special place for older
Dates: June 17 – Aug. 2                                                 teens to gather and chill with their friends. Teens can listen
Check with site for serving times.                                      to music, play the latest video games on our Xbox One and PS4,
                                                                        surf the internet, use the pool table, or watch a movie. FREE
Summer Tot Camp                                                         Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 5:30 pm        Ages: 11-18
Come join us in our Summer Tot Camp. Tots will be engaged and
have fun playing with other children their age. Activities include      Homework Help — FREE
play, singing, art, games, and more! Please call (831) 758-7064         Even during the summertime, some children are assigned
for more information. Limited space available.                          homework. If that is the case for your child, consider bringing
Days: Monday – Friday, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm                               them to the Hebbron Family Center in the afternoon on
          July 1 – 26; Closed: 4th of July                              weekdays. We have tutors ready to help. This is an ongoing,
Cost:     $50                                                           year-round program.

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Ages: 3-5 years old (and fully potty trained)                           Monday – Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm      Ages: 6-18
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           Girls Scouts of Monterey Bay,                                            Activities provide opportunities for exploration through
                                                                                    manipulatives, singing, dramatic play, role-playing, toys, blocks,
           Troop 541                                                                and games. Participants will enjoy age-appropriate curriculum,
           Have you ever wanted to become a Girl Scout,                             snacks, field trips, special visitors, and holiday parties. Space is
           or learn more about what’s involved? This group                          limited. Orientation will take place Aug. 27th at 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
           meets every Friday, and everyone is welcome to attend. For more          Please call (831) 758-7354 for more information.
           information, call the Girl Scout Leader at (831) 633-4877. FREE          Classes begin: September 3
           Fridays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm     Grades: 1-6                                                    Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 11:30 am
                                                                                    Registration: Aug. 5 until filled
           Extreme Team Martial Arts Academy                                        Time:
                                                                                    Ages:
                                                                                                      10:00 am – 12 pm
                                                                                                      3-5 years (and fully potty trained)
           Learn the basics of the martial arts with instructor Renee Parra.
           Delve deeper into the study and practice of self-defense, and take       Cost:             $50 a month
           the martial arts to intermediate and advanced levels. At entry
           level, students learn basic Karate skills which include stances and
           footwork, safe falling, punching, kicking, blocking, and Kata. At           Food Bank Distribution
           the advanced level, students partake in special classes dedicated           Through this program, the Food
           to working on rank requirements, preparing for tournaments, and             Bank of Monterey County distributes
           sparring. The fees are due prior to class at the beginning of each          donated food and products along
           month.                                                                      with Partner Agency sites throughout
           Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm                             Salinas and Monterey County.
           Fees:     $40 per month, per person                                         The Emergency Food Assistance Program provides bags
           Ages: 5-18 years                                                            of food to low-income families and individual based on
                                                                                       income guidelines defined by the United States Department
                                                                                       of Agriculture (USDA). The program distributes food to
           Tiny Tots Playschool                                                        hundreds of people two times a month at the Hebbron
           In our Tots program, we help children with the developmental                Family Recreation Center. Distributions take place in the
           tasks of separating from home, sharing, and ease of task                    parking lot for one hour on each occasion. This program is
           switching. Knowledge acquisition is obtained through experiential           open to everyone. No documentation or ID is required to
           type activities involving as many of the five senses as possible.           receive food assistance. FREE
                                                                                       Days: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
                                                                                       Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
The Firehouse

                 The Firehouse
                 1330 East Alisal Street, Salinas, CA • (831) 775-4286
                 The Firehouse is located near the Fairways Golf Course and Gene Robertson Baseball field, and was once used as – yes, a
                 firehouse. It includes a large recreation room, an outdoor gazebo, play structure, picnic tables, and a half-court basketball
                 hoop. It offers programs for children, teens, adults and seniors.

                Summer Youth Program FREE                                           Teen Scene Saturdays
                What are you doing this summer? Consider joining us in the          Play it safe and fun with friends on Saturday nights, and chill
                afternoons for a variety of activities that aim to keep summer      out with other teens at your neighborhood recreation center.
                fun. Play pool, ping-pong, or go outside for a ‘pick-up’ game       Bring a friend or meet new ones. We’ll provide dinner, snacks,
                – we have something for everyone, including arts & crafts,          games, and other activities that are engaging for teens like
                video games and field trips. Each week has a special theme,         listening to music, watching movies, gaming, and taking field
                and activities to go along with it. FREE                            trips.
                Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 5:30 pm                                     Leadership opportunities will also be available for youth
                Dates: June 10 – Aug. 10                                            looking to build their college application resumes, or volunteer
                Saturdays, 12:00 – 4:00 pm                                          to get community service hours. FREE
                Ages: 5-18                                                          Saturday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
                                                                                    Ages: 11-18
                Summer Lunch Program – FREE
                Is it lunch yet? That midday meal is an important part of a         Beginning Beaded Jewelry
                young person’s growth. Don’t skip a meal. Join us for a FREE        Participants will learn the basics of beaded jewelry making,
                nutritious lunch and an afternoon snack provided by the Alisal      how to utilize techniques, tool use and identification, and
                Union School District. Meals are provided for children ages         how to put it all together to create their one-of-a-kind piece of
                2-18.                                                               jewelry to take home for themselves or as gifts.
                Monday – Friday                                                     Cost:    $9 for all four sessions
                Dates: June 17 – Aug. 2                                             Dates: Thursday – June 6, 13, 20 and 27
                Check with site for serving times.                                  Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

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CITY OF SALINAS - Youth Programs and Activities
The Firehouse
continued...                                                       Senior Activities at the Firehouse
                                                                   Get to know your neighbors and your community
                                                                   through our fun programs for seniors. Meet a friend
  Food Bank Distribution                                           for coffee in the morning and stay for a nutritious
                                                                   meal. We have many fun programs to keep you
  Through this program, the
  Food Bank for Monterey County                                    engaged, from walking groups, to jewelry making,
  distributes donated food and                                     bingo and field trips.
  products along with Partner
                                                                   Join us for special health clinics, resource fairs,

                                                                                                                                The Firehouse
  Agency sites throughout Salinas
  and Monterey County. The                                         community presentations, special events, and much
  program distributes food to                                      more, designed for seniors. Senior programming
  the seniors at the Firehouse Recreation Center. The              hours are from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm, Monday through
  Emergency Food Assistance Program provides bags                  Friday.
  of food to low-income families and individuals based
  on income guidelines defined by the United States                Nutritious Lunch Option
  Department of Agriculture (USDA).                                Join us for a nutritious lunch. The suggested donation
  No documentation or ID is required to receive food               is $7.50, but everyone will receive a meal regardless
  assistance. FREE                                                 of their ability to pay. Reservations are required.
  Every Thursday 10:30 to 11:15 am                                 Monday thru Friday, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.
                                                                   Coffee & Social Time
                                                                   Start with coffee and stay to socialize, play cards, board
Zumba Fitness                                                      games, billiards and more. We are here mornings at
Our Zumba Class is
designed to bring people
                                                                   8:00 am.
together to sweat it out!                                          Coffee Hour                  Monday through Friday
By mixing low-intensity                                                                         8:00 am – 12:30 pm
and high-intensity moves, this calorie-burning dance fitness
class gives you a total workout. Our instructor combines all       Bingo                      Monday and Friday
elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance                                    12:30 – 2:30 pm
and flexibility so that it’s guaranteed to boost your energy
and give you that feeling of “awesome” each time you leave         Walking Group              Tuesday and Thursday
class. So grab a towel and a water bottle and stop on by for                                  9:00 – 10:00 am
an effective and fun workout. Instructor: Jahaira P. Navarro.
For more information call (831) 775-4286.
                                                                   Fiesta Friday              Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Date & Time: Wednesday & Friday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm                    Arts & Crafts              Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Fee:            $5 per class / $35 for an 8-class card                                        (1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Ages:           10 & up
                                                                                              Wednesday of the month)
                                                                   Jewelry Making             4th Wednesday of the month
                                                                                              from 10:00 – 11:30 am
                                                                   “Out to Lunch Bunch” 3rd Tuesday of the month
                                                                   Senior Movie Day           Last Wednesday of the
                                                                   at Maya Cinema             month. *Movie to be seen
                                                                                              will be selected one week
                                                                                              prior to the trip
                                                                   MST Travel Training        Once a month on Thursday,
                                                                                              learn how to use the MST
                                                                                              buses to get around town or
                                                                                              to visit other cities
Extreme Team-Cardio Kickboxing and
Fitness
Kickboxing is the ultimate full body work out. If you’re looking
to tone up, trim down, tighten, stretch or condition this is the
class for you. Plus you’ll have a blast while achieving all of
your fitness goals. Instructor: Charlie Zarza and Rene Parra.
For more information call (831) 775-4286 or (831) 758-7306.
Date & Time: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Fee:           $20 per month
Ages:          10 & up

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CITY OF SALINAS - Youth Programs and Activities
SPORTS Programs
                  Salinas Recreation Center
                  320 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, CA (831) 758-7306
                  The Salinas Recreation Center is available for general public use and offers a wide variety of sports and afterschool activities for
                  youth. The gymnasium is available during the off-season for open play by adults and youth. We have open basketball on Monday,
Sports Programs

                  Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 - 8:00 pm and open Volleyball on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 - 8:00 pm. The gym is also
                  available for open basketball and volleyball every other Saturday from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. The Salinas Recreation Center is open to
                  the public six days a week. Our Recreation Center lobby has an array of games for patrons, including ping-pong tables, foosball
                  table, pool table, shuffle board and a sitting area to relax and watch sporting events.

                  Teen Scene Saturday
                  Play it safe and fun with friends on                                Rim Rockers (ages 12-14)
                  Saturday nights, and chill out with                                 Teams formed based on evaluations May 2 – 4. Teams will
                  other teens at your neighborhood                                    play 7 league games, and playoffs. Scrimmage games will be
                  recreation center. Bring a friend                                   held May 20 – 23. All games are played on Monday, Tuesday,
                  or meet new ones. We’ll provide                                     Thursday and Friday nights. Children must be between 12 and
                  dinner, snacks, games and other                                     14 years old, and not 15 by June 17.
                  activities that are engaging for                                    Cost:           $65 Resident/$72 Non-Resident
                  teens like listening to music,                                      Location:       Salinas Recreation Center
                  watching movies, gaming, and
                  taking field trips and excursions. Our basketball gym is open       Above the Rim (ages 15-18)
                  for drop-in basketball for these age levels. This is a year-round   Teams formed based on evaluations May 2 – 4. Teams will play
                  (ongoing) program. FREE                                             7 league games, and playoffs. Scrimmage games will be held
                  Saturdays        6:00 – 10:00 pm                                    on May 29. All games played on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
                  Ages:            11-18                                              Children must be between 15 and 18 years old, and not 19 by
                                                                                      June 18.
                  Summer Pee-Wee                                                      Cost:         $65 Resident/$72 Non-Resident
                  Basketball Clinic                                                   Location:     Los Padres Gymnasium
                                                                                                    1130 John St., Salinas
                  Come and learn the basics of
                  dribbling, passing, and shooting in
                  a fun and fast-paced environment.
                  This clinic is co-ed and designed for
                  teaching the basics of basketball.
                  Space is limited to the first 30 registered participants.
                  Session One: June 17 – 21
                  Session Two: June 24 – 28
                  Registration: April 1, 2019 until filled
                  Ages:            4-6        9:00 – 11:00 am
                                   7-9        11:30 am – 1:30 pm
                                   10-12       2:00 – 4:00 pm
                  Cost:            $40 Resident/$47 Non-Resident
                  Location:        Salinas Recreation Center

                  Summer Hoops Basketball League
                  Everyone loves basketball and learning to play the game can
                  be lots of fun. Our Summer Hoops League teaches the basics
                                                                                      Kids Flag Football League (KFL)
                                                                                      Flag football is lots of fun for children. This seven-week, co-ed
                  and introduces game play by offering league games. Teams            league teaches the basics of football in a non-competitive
                  are grouped by age and everyone gets a league team shirt.           league. We will take elementary school “Team” registration.
                  Season:         June 17 – July 3                                    Those children whose schools are not participating can register
                  Registration: March 11 – May 3                                      as individuals and will be placed on an independent team.
                  (Registration fee after May 3 increases $5)                         Individuals must check with school team first to inquire about
                  Cost:           Varies by age group; see below.                     participation.
                                                                                      Season:         Sept. 25 – Nov. 6
                  To the Hoop (ages 9-11)                                                             Wednesday evenings (possible Saturday games)
                  Teams formed based on evaluations May 2 – 4. Teams will             Registration: July 29 – Sept. 13
                  play 6 league games on Wednesday nights. Children must be           Grades:         3rd & 4th
                  between 9 and 11 years old, and not 12 by June 19.                  Time:           4:00, 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00 pm
                  Cost:          $60 Resident/$67 Non-Resident                        Cost:           $200 Resident Team
                  Location:      Salinas Recreation Center                                            $220 Non-Resident Team
                                                                                                      $65 Resident Individual
                                                                                                      $72 Non-Resident Individual
                                                                                      Location:       Rabobank Stadium, 175 Maryal Dr., Salinas

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Youth Flag Football                                                Summer Soccer Camp
                                                                   The City of Salinas Recreation & Community Services Division
Youth Flag Football is for older children in grades 5th and 6th.   will be hosting our annual summer soccer camp. This is a one-
We will take elementary school “Team” registration. Those          week camp for children in Kindergarten thru 8th grade. To be
children whose schools are not participating can register          eligible, students must be going into Kindergarten – 8th grade
as individuals and will be placed on an independent team.          in the Fall of 2019.
Individual registration must check with school team first to       Fees include a camp t-shirt, daily refreshments, and three

                                                                                                                                    Sports Programs
inquire about participation.                                       hours of instruction each day. Recreation staff will lead camp
Season: Sept. 23 – Nov. 22                                         throughout the week. Call (831) 758-7306 for more information.
           Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings                   Dates:           July 8 – 12
Grades: 5th & 6th                                                  Registration: April 1 until filled
Time:      4:00, 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00 pm                              Time:            10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost:      $200 Resident Team/$220 Non-Resident Team               Cost:            $25
           $65 Resident Individual                                 Location:        Rabobank Stadium
           $72 Non-Resident Individual                                              175 Maryal Dr., Salinas
Location: Rabobank Stadium, 175 Maryal Dr., Salinas

Girls Volleyball                                                   Summer Basketball Camp
                                                                   The City of Salinas Recreation &
Girls volleyball teaches basic skill development in a fun          Community Services Division will be
environment. This is a school-based recreation program so you      hosting its annual basketball camp. This
must contact your school to register. Please call your local       is a one-week camp for children 4th thru
elementary school for registration.                                8th grade. To be eligible, students must
Season:       Sept. 30 – Dec. 6                                    be going into 4th – 8th grade in Fall of
              Monday thru Friday evening                           2019. Space is limited to the first 100
               (possible Saturday games)                           registrants.
Registration: July 29 – Sept. 6                                    Fees include a camp t-shirt and daily
Grades:       5th & 6th                                            refreshments. Drills and scrimmage
Time:         4:00, 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00 pm                           games will be taught and supervised by
Cost:         $170 Resident Team/$190 Non-Resident Team            recreation staff. For more information,
Location:     Salinas Recreation Center                            please call (831) 758-7306.
              320 Lincoln Ave., Salinas                            Dates:          July 15 – 19
                                                                   Registration: April 1 until filled
Youth Soccer                                                       Time:           10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Salinas loves soccer, and it does seem                             Cost:           $25
to be many children’s favorite sport.                              Location:       TBD
This program is designed for children in
Kindergarten through 4th grades, and
requires only the willingness to learn and
                                                                   Kids Summer Fun Fest Camp
                                                                   A week of summer fun activities that include outdoor games
run around a lot.                                                  and sports, scavenger hunts and a day of water fun! Each
Each team will play 7 league games. A late fee of $5 will be       camp participant will receive a camp shirt, lunch and a daily
assessed for registrations paid after Aug. 23. The registration    snack. For more information, please call (831) 758-7306 or
fee includes a soccer jersey, shorts, socks, and picture packet.   (831) 758-7326.
Volunteer coaches are needed. Please call (831) 758-7306 for       Session 1:      June 10 – 14
more information.                                                  Session 2:      July 1, 2 & 3
                                                                   (3 day camp: $42 Resident/$49 Non-Resident)
Season:       Sept. 14 – Oct. 19                                   Session 3:      July 22 – 26
Registration: May 13 – Aug. 23                                     Session 4:      July 29 – Aug. 2
              (Registration fee after Aug. 23 increases $5)
Grades:       Pre-Kinder (must be 4 at the start of the            Registration:   April 1 until filled
              season) & Kindergarten                               Time:           9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Time:         Saturday mornings TBD                                Ages:           6-13 year olds
Cost:         $60 Resident/$67 Non-Resident                        Cost:           $70 Resident/$77 Non-Resident
Location:     Constitution Soccer Complex                          Location:       Central Park and Salinas Recreation Center
Season:       Sept. 14 – Oct. 26
Registration: May 13 – Aug. 23
              (Registration fee after Aug. 23 increases $5)
Grades:       1st – 4th
Time:         Saturday mornings TBD
Cost:         $65 Resident/$72 Non-Resident
Location:     Constitution Soccer Complex

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Swim Lessons @ the Salinas Aquatic Center
                  1 E Bernal Drive, Salinas (831) 758-7301
                  Swimming is an essential skill that lasts for a lifetime! In addition to learning potentially lifesaving knowledge,
                  swimming is also an activity your child can enjoy for the rest of their life.
Sports Programs

                  Swimming lessons are available for youth ages newborn and up in group, private, and semi-private settings.
                  Lessons are held in four-week sessions with two half-hour classes each week. Saturday lessons are also available.

                   Swim Lesson Dates                                                 Water Polo Camp
                                                                                     Ages:    5-13
                   June:      Monday & Wednesday 6/3 - 6/26                          Fee:     $120 / Facility Member
                              Tuesday & Thursday 6/4 - 6/27                                   $195 / Program Member
                              Saturday 6/1-6/22                                      When:    Monday - Friday
                                                                                     Time:    TBD
                   July:      Monday & Wednesday 7/8 - 7/31
                              Tuesday & Thursday 7/9 - 8/1                           World’s Largest Swim Lessons
                                                                                     Ages:     5-17
                              Saturday 7/6 - 7/27
                                                                                     Cost:     Free
                   August:    Monday & Wednesday 8/5 - 8/28                          When:     June 20
                              Tuesday & Thursday 8/6 - 8/29                          Time:     2:00 pm
                              Saturday 8/3 - 8/24                                    Pool Rentals:
                                                                                     Friday, Saturday and Sunday
                   SWIM LESSON RATES WEEKDAY LESSONS (8 classes):                    Fee:      $100/hr for members
                   $35 / Facility Member $68 / Program Member                                  $200/hr non-members
                                                                                     Monthly Membership Fees:
                   SATURDAY LESSONS (4 classes):                                     Family: 		                $100
                   $20 / Facility Member $35 / Program Member                        Adult: 		                 $75
                                                                                     Seniors 65+:              $45
                   Ages:                                                             Youth/Student ages 11-24: $39
                   6-36 months               5-12 years                              Drop-in rates:            $6, $5 seniors
                   3-5 years                 13-Adult                                Financial assistance available for membership and
                                                                                     programs.
                   Financial assistance is available.

                   Steinbeck Sharks Swim Team:
                   Practice: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 pm
                   June:       Tuesday & Thursday 6/4 - 6/27                 Sherwood Tennis Center
                   July:       Tuesday & Thursday 7/9 - 8/1                  Junior Tennis Program
                   August: Tuesday & Thursday 8/6 - 8/29
                                                                             930 N. Main Street (831) 758-7318
                   $50 / Facility Member $100 / Program Member               Learn how to play tennis at Sherwood Tennis Courts, located
                                                                             behind Sherwood Hall. We have group lessons for beginners who
                   Aqua Aerobics
                                                                             want to learn the game or practice. Develop your swing, learn how
                   Monday, Wednesday and Friday
                                                                             to score, play singles or doubles, and learn tennis etiquette.
                   Time:     8:00 am
                   Cost: Drop-in rate $6/$5 seniors                          Group Tennis Lessons (Meets twice a week)
                   Masters Swim                                              Session One: 6/11 - 7/12
                   Monday & Wednesday                                        Session Two: 7/23 - 8/16
                   Time:    6:00 am
                   Fee:     Free With Membership                             Cost:          $170/Session 1 (Per Student)
                                                                                            $140/Session 2 (Per Student)
                   Family Swim:
                   Monday - Thursday 2:00 - 4:30 pm; 7:00 - 8:30 pm          Ages 5-7       Tue. & Thur.		        1:00 - 1:45 pm
                   Friday:     2:00pm - 8:30pm
                   Saturday: 2:00pm - 4:30pm                                                Wed. & Fri.		         3:00 - 3:45 pm
                   (Ask about our Wibit Swim)
                                                                             Ages 8-10      Tue. & Thur. 		       2:00 - 3:00 pm
                   Cost:       Drop-in rate $6, $5 seniors
                                                                                            Wed. & Fri.		         1:00 - 2:00 pm
                   Sharks Zone Swim & Play Camp
                   Ages:    5-9                                              Ages 11-13     Tue. & Thur.		        3:00 - 4:00 pm
                   Time:    9 am - 12 pm                                                    Wed. & Fri.		         2:00 - 3:00 pm
                   Fee:     $120 / Facility Member
                            $195 / Program Member                            Ages 14+       Tue. & Thur. 		       4:00 - 5:00 pm
                   When:    Monday - Friday                                                 Wed. & Fri. 		        4:00 - 5:00 pm
                   Weeks: June 24 - June 28 July 8 - July 12
                            July 22 - July 26 Aug. 5 - Aug. 9                10% discount for two or more family members.

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Neighborhood Services                                                         Volunteer Services
Creating a better, healthier and more vibrant Salinas.                        Make a difference and be an everyday hero
320 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas, CA • (831) 758-7166                              volunteering with the City of Salinas. Help bridge the
                                                                              digital divide, foster academic excellence, promote
The Neighborhood Services program helps

                                                                                                                                       Neighborhood Services
                                                                              literacy across all age groups and much more. We
residents strengthen the social fabric of their                               have many volunteer opportunities within the City of
neighborhoods by fostering relationships,                                     Salinas tailored to fit the needs, experiences or time
organizing events, and empowering                                             commitments of today’s volunteer. Being a volunteer
residents to find solutions to neighborhood                                   is a rewarding experience.
issues. Working collaboratively with City
Council and community organizations,                                          Current Volunteer Opportunities
neighborhood groups work to reduce                                              • Help promote adult literacy by volunteering
violence and crime, create feelings of safety,                                    at our library’s Literacy Center! Opportunities
and beautify their communities.                                                   include tutoring for adult programs such as
The goal of Neighborhood Services is to                                           Computer Literacy, HSE/GED, Citizenship, ESL
provide a direct communication link between the Salinas community,                and more, as well as administrative work.
councilmembers, and City departments, while supporting neighborhood             • Provide homework assistance to elementary
empowerment activities.                                                           school-aged children at one our homework
                                                                                  centers.
Neighborhood Resources                                                          • If you are more
                                                                                  interested in behind
  • Are you interested in starting a neighborhood watch group?                    the scenes work, help
  • Are you interested in a neighborhood beautification grant?                    our libraries stay
                                                                                  organized by re-
  • Do you want to know when your district clean-up will be?                      shelving, processing
  • Are you interested in learning about the City of Salinas Community            materials, entering
    Leadership Academy?                                                           data, printing, and
                                                                                  photocopying.
  • Are you interested in our summer Youth and Government Institute?
                                                                                • Lend a helping hand
                                             In addition to answering these
                                                                                  to our furry friends
                                             questions, the Neighborhood
                                                                                  at the animal shelter by assisting with feeding,
                                             Services Division builds
                                                                                  walking, customer service, and essential
                                             partnerships, creates pride
                                                                                  maintenance work to keep our shelter running
                                             and fosters leadership
                                                                                  smoothly.
                                             to create strong and safe
                                             neighborhoods. Please give         • Support our recreation centers through
                                             us a call at (831) 758-7166 to       coaching, homework assistance, and facility
                                             learn more about how we              cleaning.
                                             can work together to create        • Keep our City parks, gardens, and facilities
                                             a better, healthier and more         beautiful by picking up litter, weeding, trimming,
                                             vibrant Salinas.                     raking, and helping with minor painting.
                                                                                • Spend a day giving back at one of our Special

Bounce Houses
                                                                                  Events and much more….

All park Bounce House Permits are                                             Volunteer Questions?
taken at the Recreation Center,
                                                                              Visit our website www.cityofsalinas.org/our-city-
320 Lincoln Avenue.                                                           services/recreation-community-services/volunteer
  • All bounce house permits are required                                     to learn more about our volunteer program.
to be submitted to the Recreation Center,                                     Attend one of our monthly orientations that are
before 12:00 noon the Thursday before your event.                             required for all new volunteers. Select the day and
  • Prior to submitting a bounce house permit to our office, you must         location that works best for you.
reserve a bounce house from an approved vendor and specify on the               • 1st Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm at our
permit which vendor will be setting up for your event. The bounce             		 Salinas Recreation Center, 320 Lincoln Ave.
house vendor that is specified will be the only company allowed to
set-up on the day of your event.                                                • 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm at Cesar
                                                                              		 Chavez Library, 615 Williams Rd.
  • Fees: $40. New fees beginning July 1st - $41.50
                                                                              Contact Ana Ambriz at anaa@ci.salinas.ca.us or (831)
  • Bounce house permits issued on a first come, first served basis.          758-7166 to discuss how you can help transform the
  • The bounce house shall not be placed in a City park earlier than          lives of others! We are always eager to hear about
8:00 am on the day for which the permit is issued. The bounce house           your special skills and interests.
must be removed from the park no later than sunset on the day for
which the permit is issued.
For full details, call (831) 758-7306.
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Library, Recreation, and
                                   Community Services Presents
                           Summer Activities Kick-Off Event
                                    Join us as we kick-off our 2019 Summer Activities
                                    with a lively performance by

                                    Children and their families will be invited to sing, dance
                                    and play with beautiful traditional songs and dances
                                    performed in the participatory story “ The Tree and the
                                    Donkey Who Loved to Sing.”

                                                     Family Fun!
                                         Food, inflatables, games, crafts and class
                                            demonstrations will make this a
                                                  great family experience

     Central Park • Saturday, 6/15 • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
              Library and Community Services Presents the

     Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament
                                                 Come show off your skills and
                                                 compete against others in your age
                                                 group: Eleven and under or twelve
                                                 and over. Sign up for our Super
                                                 Smash Bros Ultimate for Nintendo
                                                 Switch at one of these sites to get
                                                 one of twenty slots.
           Hebbron Family Center           683 Fremont St.		            (831) 758-7354
           Bread Box Recreation Center     745 N. Sanborn Rd.		         (831) 758-7908
           El Dorado Recreation Center     1655 El Dorado Dr.           (831) 758-7223
           The Firehouse                   1330 East Alisal St.         (831) 775-4286
           Salinas Recreation Center       320 Lincoln Ave. 		          (831) 758-7306
           John Steinbeck Library          350 Lincoln Ave.		           (831) 758-7311
           Cesar Chavez Library            615 Williams Rd.		           (831) 758-7345
           Tournament will be held at Sherwood Hall on July 27 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.

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It’s                                                                                          at Your Library!
  Join Us for the Summer Learning Challenge
  at the Salinas Public Library
                                                                                               Adults and children of all ages are invited to join the Summer

                                                                                                                                                                Library Programs
                                                                                               Learning Challenge at the Salinas Public Library. Sign-ups
                                                                                               begin Saturday, June 8 at all our branches or online. Reading
                                                                                               and enrichment programs are fun, free and open to everyone.

                                                                                                   Our Summer Learning Challenge includes:
                                                                                                    • 7-week reading adventure
                                                                                                    • Fun learning experiences
                                                                                                    • Drop-in entertainment events and programs
                                                                                               Our goal is to encourage children and adults to read
                                                                                               recreationally. Participants who complete a reading log
                                                                                               will receive a prize to reward them for this significant
                                                                                               accomplishment. Generous support from the Friends of the
                                                                                               Salinas Public Library allows us to deliver this program.

                                                                        How to sign up for the Summer Learning Challenge:
¡COMIENZA EL                                                            Visit any Salinas branch library or sign up online and track your progress at
ESPECTACULO,                                                            salinaspubliclibrary.org/summer-reading
EN TU BIBLIOTECA!
                                                                        John Steinbeck Library
                                                                        350 Lincoln Ave., Salinas CA 93901• (831) 758-7311

                                                                        Cesar Chavez Library
                                                                        615 Williams Rd., Salinas CA 93905 • (831) 758-7345

  IT’S SHOWTIME
                                                                        Library Connection @ Northridge
                                                                        1392 Northridge Mall, Salinas CA 93906 • (831) 206-4905

   AT YOUR LIBRARY!                                                     Hours for all libraries:
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                                                               Friends of the
                                                                Salinas Public Library
 The Friends Bookshop is much appreciated by our community
 and the library as all sales go directly to the library for items and                                           Summer’s Book Sales:
 programs not in its budget.                                                                                     May 4, June 1, July 6 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
 If you like working with people and love books, we need your help!                                              Bookshop hours:
 To volunteer in the bookshop, email: FOSPL.bookshop@gmail.com                                                   Monday – Friday           12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 Help FOSPL purchase books for the new El Gabilan Library. Go to:                                                Saturday                  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 https://www.gofundme.com/el-gabilan-library                                                                     350 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, CA 93901
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Summer Programs
                   for families with children ages 0-8
                                             Just-So Jazz
                                             Calling all young dancers! Come and join us for
                                             this combination of storytime and a jazz dance
                                             class. We’ll jump, jive and be jolly as we listen to
                                             dance stories and learn some jazz dance moves.
                                             John Steinbeck Library
Library Programs

                                             Tuesdays, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 1:00 – 1:45 pm
                                             Registration is required for this 3-week series.
                                             Please call 758-7062 to register your child.
                                             Recommended for children ages 4-6.

                    Books & Ballet
                    Calling all little dancers! Come and join us for this
                    combination of storytime and a pre-ballet dance class. We’ll
                    sing, twirl and smile as we listen to dance stories and learn
                    to dance ballet.
                    John Steinbeck Library
                    Tuesdays, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25      1:00 – 1:45 PM
                    Registration is required for this 3-week series. Please call
                    758-7062 to register your child. Recommended for children
                    ages 3-5.

                                                                          Read It, Act It!
                                                                          Come read a story together and learn how to bring
                                                                          it to life. We’ll play some acting games, stretch our
                                                                          muscles then stretch our creativity as we act out the
                                                                          stories we read.
                                                                          Cesar Chavez Library
                                                                          Wednesdays, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24
                                                                          1:00 – 2:00 pm
                                                                          No registration required. Recommended for children
                                                                          ages 6-8.

                             Please see details at salinaspubliclibrary.org/summer-reading

               Summer Programs for Ages 8-12
                                                        Yu-Gi-Oh! Club
                                                        Learn how to play Yu-Gi-
                                                        Oh! card game, test your
                                                        deck, and meet new friends.
                                                        The Yu-Gi-Oh! Club creates
                                                        and promotes a friendly
                                                        environment where Yu-             Stop-Motion Animation Class
                                                        Gi-Oh! players can come           Stop-Motion Animation is a technique used in animation to
                                                        together to duel each             bring inanimate objects to life on screen. In this introductory
                                                        other. Activities include         class, students will learn how to produce multiple stop-
                                                        card trading, dueling,            motion movies one frame at a time using LEGOs. By the end
                                                        Perler Bead activities, and       of the class, students will have their own movies (video clips)
                                                        Yu-Gi-Oh! graphic novel           ready to share with their friends and family.
                                                        discussions.                      Cesar Chavez Library
                   Cesar Chavez Library                                                   Tuesdays, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2
                   Thursdays, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18                                12:00 – 1:00 pm
                   12:30 – 2:00 pm                                                        No registration required. Limited space.
                   No registration required. Recommended for children ages 8-12.

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                                                                                          Recommended for children ages 8-12.
It’s                                                             at Your Library!
Summer Programs for Ages 13-18

                                                                                                                                           Library Programs
 Please call (831) 758-7345 for more information.

 Everyday Tech 2
 Learn about the information world that makes up a huge part
                                                                        Girls Who Code
 of modern technology! Data about our behaviors are really              Girls Who Code is an all-female supportive, fun group
 important to people who sell us stuff, and they are willing to         that helps you take the mystery out of tech and coding
 pay millions for it. In this workshop you will learn why this data     in a safe space. We will always have a project to work
 is so important and what it can do for those who possess it. We        on or you can BYOP — bring your own project! This
 will also learn how data is collected, visualized, and analyzed        is also a space to share about our life interests and
 by major corporations, businesses, and government agencies.            passions and offer emotional support to each other.
 Cesar Chavez Library                                                   Cesar Chavez Library
 Tuesdays and Thursdays          4:00 – 5:00 pm                         Mondays                         4:00 – 5:30 pm

                                                                                            For Everyone
                                                                                            Graphic Novel in a Jar
                                                                                            One shredded graphic novel will be on
                                                                                            display in the Graphic Novel section at
                                                                                            Cesar Chavez Library every week this
                                                                                            summer from June 10 – July 27. Kids and
                                                         @ John Steinbeck Library:          teens can earn an entry in the weekly
                                                   First and Third Fridays of the month     drawing (Prizes: Graphic Novels, Funko
                                                          from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm            Pop figurines, etc.) if they guess the title
                                                                                            of the shredded book correctly. Winners
                                                                                            will be announced every Friday.
                                                        @ Cesar Chavez Library:             Cesar Chavez Library, June 10 – July 27
                                                      Second and Fourth Fridays of
                                                   the month from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

             DROP IN                FOR TEENS                   GAMING
     • The Hangout is a space     • Teens, ages 13-18!     • Oculus Rift VR System
       in the library where       • Snacks are provided!   • Gaming Computers
       teens can drop in and                               • Playstation 4
       experience new worlds                               • X-Box 1
       and friendships through                             • Board Games
       gaming activities!                                  • Classic Games

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