Find The Fun in Danville
free Zumba gold class (55 years+)
free Zumba gold class (55 years+)
Is Zumba held virtually via Zoom called Zoomba? We aren't sure about that, but we do know there's a great opportunity to try a free Zumba Gold (55 years+) demo class with instructor Heidi Amstrup on Wednesday, January 20 at 10:00am. Pre-register for the opportunity to participate in a fun and engaging exercise class from the comfort of your home. Zoom instructions will be sent out the Monday prior to class. Register by visiting www.danville.ca.gov/recguide using Activity Code #26779. For questions or registration assistance, please call (925) 314-3430.
arts and rec on the Go
Did you know that the Town of Danville Recreation, Arts, and Community Services offers a free recreation program throughout the Town of Danville’s amazing parks for children ages 3-12 years old? This program has now been running for over 2 years and has been active in over seven different parks in Danville. The Town of Danville Mobile Recreation van will continue to visit neighborhood parks throughout the year and staff will provide all the materials and equipment for a couple of hours of fun. The Arts and Recreation activities will vary depending on the park and time of year.
The park sites and times are announced via Facebook and Instagram prior to the event a couple of days in advance. Some of the activities that have taken place during this program are frisbee golf, scavenger hunts, obstacle course, arts and crafts and much more. Arts & Rec on the Go is intended to be a spontaneous event for our neighborhood parks. Follow us on Facebook at townofdanvilleca and Instagram @danvilleparksca for upcoming dates and locations. The Town will hold monthly mobile recreation events throughout the year. For more information, contact the Danville Community Center at (925) 314-3400.
Want to know when the next Arts & Rec on the Go will take place? Sign up for Recreation - Mobile Rec Notifications now!
Enjoy these cooking videos from our new contract instructor, Carol Jeha, from Compassionate Cravings as she makes some delicious treats straight from the Shire.
comic book - recipe ideas
Carol Jeha, from Compassionate Cravings and Danville's new contract instructor, teaches you how to make two sweet comic book themed treats.
- Cool Runnings - Make Your Own Bobsleigh Craft
- Cool Runnings - Glowing Tealight Olympic Torch Craft
- Toy Story 4 - Forky Craft
- Toy Story 4 - Buzz Lightyear Floats Craft
- Captain America - Paper Plate Craft
- Captain America - Jello Treats Craft
- Moana - Heart of Te Fiti Rock craft
- Moana - I’m So Shiny Crab craft
- Coloring page activity book from our friends at the Crayon Initiative!
- Lanyards with Leah
- Kids’ Night In - Wreck-it-Ralph - A guide to creating a movie night for the whole family with links, crafts, foods and more!
- Colander Art
Chalk your Walk Challenge: Use chalk to decorate your sidewalk with encouraging words and designs!
One of our homegrown young adults, Nina Sandelin Umont, who grew up in Danville and went through Green Valley Elementary, Los Cerros Middle School, and Monte Vista High School, and is now living in Alamo wants to share her passion for calligraphy and give everyone a free copy of her self-help book ’Modern Calligraphy - everything you need to know’. While we have time at home and are looking for new things to do, go to The Sandelin Designs Guide to Modern Calligraphy digital book download https://www.sandelindesigns.com/learn-engraving/the-sandelin-designs-guide-to-modern-calligraphy-digital-download. She is making her calligraphy workbook available for free online, in an effort to help people have a creative outlet and an activity to do with their families. Please enjoy and thank you Nina!
- Tai Chi with Terence Tang: Tiger Mountain Tai Chi Gong
- Rosalyn Lee guides us through some Mat Pilates we can do from home: Mat Pilates All Levels
- Felicia Viera’s Pilates instructional videos: Mat Pilates
- Calling all line dance enthusiasts! Reggie Kwan, our Dancercise Instructor at the Danville Senior Center, has put together a YouTube channel of line dances with great music to follow along with! Check out his latest video - Just Let Me Dance - Line Dance Demo
- I Can Do That theatre video: We're All In This Together
- Free Spotify Playlist to Broadway Music
- Singing Lesson with Danville Theatre Program Assistant, Celine Ricci: Lesson 1
- The History of Opera with Danville Theatre Program Assistant, Celine Ricci: History of Opera
- An encouraging message from the combined choirs at San Ramon Valley High School: Give Us Hope - Spreading Hope Through Music
- Animal Themed Work Out For Kids
- Kids Workout - Orange Theory Fitness
- Movement with Coach Becky - Orange Theory Fitness
- Line Dance Instructional Videos from our instructors, Minnie and Joyce! Line Dance and Waltz Line Dance
- Get moving with Skyhawks Sports: Skyhawks Sports Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/skyhawkscontracosta
Bollywood with Kiran:
Yvonne is the Administrative Assistant at the Danville Senior Center and lucky for us, also a book and movie enthusiast! She will put together biweekly reading and viewing recommendations to help bring everyone together while we social distance. Check back for updates every other week.
Movie Selection for the month:
come back little sheeba - (1952) (drama) - 1.40 hrs.
Two decades after their hasty wedding, Doc (Burt Lancaster) and Lola (Shirley Booth) are stuck in a deadening and loveless marriage. Doc, who dropped out of medical school when Lola got pregnant, blames Lola for the loss of his life's dream. Lola, who never recovered emotionally from the miscarriage she suffered shortly after their wedding, still mourns the loss of her beloved dog, Sheba. When a beautiful young lodger (Terry Moore) enters their home, long-repressed emotions explode.
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth
Director: Daniel Mann
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress
Book Selection for the month:
the invisible life of addie larue by v.e.schwab
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714. In a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
Recommended by Leah Martinez, Supervisor, Adults & Senior Programs
Danville Book Club
December Book Suggestion:
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Online learning resources with California State Parks
Cookie Shimmy: Wash your face and hands first. Grab an Oreo cookie or a cookie about the same size. Place the cookie on your forehead. The goal is to move the cookie into your mouth without using your hands. Did you get it?
Cup Stack Challenge: If you have 10 plastic cups available, time yourself building a cup pyramid. You can build the tower with 4 cups on the bottom layer, then 3 cups, then 2 cups and 1 cup on top. How fast can you stack them and then bring them back down?
Defying Gravity: Take 3 balloons or scarves and throw them all in the air. Your goal is to keep all 3 items up in the air as long as possible. What was your best time?
- Nose Mover: Find a coffee table or a surface that is about 6-8 inches wide. Start with a line of cotton balls. How long does it take to push all 10 cotton balls across the surface?
- More National park virtual tours
- Learn more about the history of the San Ramon Valley: Museum of the San Ramon Valley