Sierra 2 Center Activities

In the 1970s, Curtis Park residents joined together to save Sierra School on 24th Street from demolition. The movement to save the school led to the formation of the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association (SCNA). Today SCNA manages the transformed school building, now called the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community, as a dynamic center for cultural and educational activities.

Sierra 2 Center is home to many organizations that have programs available to the public. Below is a list of the ongoing activities that take place at Sierra 2.

Click here for a current schedule of 24th Street Theatre productions.

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Special Events
Children
Art
Dance
Fitness
Martial Arts
Music
Meditation & Yoga
Spiritual Services
Other

Special Events


Mindful Self-Compassion Info Night
Date: July 30
Time: 6-8:30pm
Location: Garden Room
Contact: Sean Cook
Phone: (916) 717-1725
Email: drseancook@gmail.com 
Info & reservations: www.eventbrite.com
Could you use some peace of mind?  We can help you learn some simple skills that provide exactly that.  This event is an introduction to a course called "Mindful Self-Compassion" or MSC.  MSC is an 8-week research-based program shown to help with depression, anxiety, relationship satisfaction, and goal-related performance.  During this intro night, you will learn:
•    What self-compassion is and what it's not
•    Why our culture's focus on "self-esteem" is hurting us rather than helping us
•    The 6 primary myths about self-compassion that keep people from using it, and what research  says about these myths
•    And, most importantly, we will teach you to start using self-compassion to improve your life today.
Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!

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Discover the Secrets of Effective Communication Seminar
Date: Saturday August 1
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Room 9
Contact: Cami McLaren
Phone: (916) 747-3660
Email: Cami@McLarenCoaching.com
Info & Registration: McLarenCoaching.com
Ever feel like other people are “speaking Greek”?   Do other people misunderstand YOU? What would change if you learned to communicate effectively with different kinds of  people? Would that affect your ability to manage well? Bring in new Clients? Communicate better in your family? In this seminar led by Coach and Author Cami McLaren you'll learn the 4 basic communication styles: Driver, Analytical, Amiable & Expressive. How to use your own style and how to determine the styles of others. The best & most effective ways to communicate with all different styles, as well as the strengths and challenges of each style.
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Children/Youth

Additional children/youth classes listed under Art, Dance and Martial Arts

Aztlan de Sacramento- Mexican Folk dancing
Days: Wednesday
Times:
1st session -7-8pm (4 to 11yrs)
2nd session - 8-9pm (12 to Adults)
Location: Studio 1
Cost: $45 for the first family member in the household. $5 for additional household members.
Contact: Virginia Hernandez- Gray
Phone:(916) 764-9059
Website: www.aztlandesac.org
Email: Folklorico@aztlandesac.org
Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento is one of the most Diverse Mexican Folklorico groups in Sacramento.  Starting at age 3 to Adults.  Classes are for basic, intermediate and advanced. They focus on celebrating diversity within our community and cultural awareness. 

Capital City Music Together
Children ages 0-5 enjoy singing, dancing, drumming, playing, giggling fun!
Time: call for schedules
Location: Room 9
Contact: Jennie Ribadeneira
Phone: (916) 990-3222
Email: ccmusictogether@gmail.com
Web: www.capitalcitymusictogether.com

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Art

Awaken My Art Collective
Time: Tuesdays, noon-3 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Fee: $30 for four sessions (includes supplies)
Contact: Karen Sharp
Email: karensharp51@gmail.com
Want to bring your inner artist to life in a fun and supportive atmosphere? Awaken My Art Collective teaches an ongoing series of glass mosaics classes. Creating mosaics is a fun way to explore colors and shapes while sharing ideas with one another. All levels of artistic abilities are welcomed, from beginners to experienced artists. Come join the fun!   

Watercolour Class
Date: Fridays
Time: 9am-Noon
Location: Room 11
contact: Michael Mikolon
Phone: (916) 730-9347
Email: michaelmikolon@gmail.com
Website: www.artistmichael.com
This Beginner to Advanced Watercolor class explores the techniques of watercolor, the use of value, color, line, texture and materials. Paint application and techniques will be demonstrated weekly. Instructor and artist, Michael Mikolon, works with each student individually at their level of expertise. Walk-ins are always welcome.



Dance

Auntie Amy's Hula
Time: Thursdays, 3 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Amy Cornellier
Phone: (916) 792-5561

Aztlan de Sacramento- Mexican Folk dancing
Days: Wednesday
Times: 8-9pm (12 to Adults)
Location: Studio 1
Cost: $45 for the first family member in the household. $5 for additional household members.
Contact: Virginia Hernandez- Gray
Phone:(916) 764-9059
Website: www.aztlandesac.org
Email: Folklorico@aztlandesac.org
Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento is one of the most Diverse Mexican Folklorico groups in Sacramento.  Starting at age 3 to Adults.  Classes are for basic, intermediate and advanced. They focus on celebrating diversity within our community and cultural awareness. 

Mindful Bellydance
Tribal fundamentals class for all levels
Time: Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Sawako Ama
Email: lovebreath@infocircle.net
Web: www.sawakoama.com

Awakening Bellydance
Cardio class to live music for all levels
Time: Every Fourth Saturday, 11 a.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Sawako Ama
Email: lovebreath@infocircle.net
Web: www.sawakoama.com 

Irish American Ceili Dancers
Time: 1st and 3rd Mondays,7-9 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
$5 per class, pay at the class
Contact: Helen Healy
Phone: (916) 444-8051
Description:  There are 3 types of Irish dancing: Step Dancing (a form of competition dancing popularized by River Dance), Ceili dancing (a short repeated pattern with different partners) and Set dancing (a fixed group of 8 dancers, precusor of square dancing).  This class offers lessons in the two forms, Ceili dancing and Set dancing.  The class is energetic and fun; all ages and skill levels welcome.
      
Manasa Tribal Belly Dance
Time: Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Patrice Norris
Phone: (916) 736-1730

Polynesian Dance
Time: Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
Location: Studio 2
Contact: Tyra Simoni
Email: alohatyra@gmail.com
Dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti.

River City Taps
Times: 
Monday-Thursday: 5-8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1p.m.(Studio 1) & 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.(Studio 3)
Contact: Richard Walters
Web: www.Rivercitytaps.com

West African Dance
Last Friday of the month, 6-7:00 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Jessa Cruz
Email: jessakaycruz@gmail.com
Come learn African dances to live drumming. The rhythms are guaranteed to move you! All levels and ages welcome.

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Fitness

Essentrics
Dates & Times:
Sunday 10-11am, Studio 1
Tuesday 12-1pm, Studio 3
Tuesday & Thursday 6-7pm, Studio 1
Contact: Emily Wishman
Phone: (510) 299-1066
Email: emilyKwishman@gmail.com
Web: essentrics.com
ESSENTRICS is a full body workout that rapidly changes the shape of your body through a dynamic combination of strengthening and stretching. The technique develops lean, strong and flexible muscles with immediate changes to your posture.  Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels, this program rebalances the body, prevents and treats injuries and unlocks tight joints. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each routine, this equipment free workout leaves you feeling energized, youthful and healthy.  Bring: A yoga mat & small towel; wear comfortable clothes & bare feet.Public Class Rates:
Rates: First class is FREE! $5 Drop In (cash or check only for this option); $45 for 10 Class Pass (no expiration); $60 per month for unlimited classes. Get a FREE class for every friend you bring to try a class! Cash / Credit Cards accepted. Please contact Emily for private class rates.

M.A.D.E.
Motivational Aerobic Dance Exercise
Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.
Location: Room 10
Fee: Drop-in $5
Fitness Instructor: Kia
Email: keynorrisfitness@gmail.com
Looking for something new? Come shake, tone and burn fat in this high intensity, calorie busting group fitness dance class. Featuring today's hottest Latin inspired, hip-hop and jamming old school music, this class will leave you sweating and wanting more. MADE- is a stress free, worry free, energetic and overall positive environment. Men, women and children of all fitness levels are welcome. So come on out, step outside yourself and take the steps to a healthier you. Dance 'til you drop. All you have to do is move!

Weight Watchers
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.
Registration begins half hour before each meeting
Location: Room 10
Phone: 800-374-9191
Web: www.weightwatchers.com

Zumba with Annalisa
Time: Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Annalisa Brown
Phone: (530) 513-0768
Email: annalisa.rene.brown@gmail.com

Zumba with Pakko
Times:
Fridays, 6-7 p.m.
Sundays, 11-noon
Location: Studio 2
Contact: Abraham Contreras
Email: pakko.zumba@yahoo.com

Eagle Claw Kung Fu Academy of Sacramento
Teens-Adults
Times:
Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.
Saturdays, 12:30-2 p.m.
Location: Studio 2
Phone: (916) 441-7215
Web:www.eagleclawsacramento.com

Sacramento Bushido Kai
Japanese Martial Arts
Ages 4-Adult 
Times:
Monday, 6-7 p.m., Studio 2
Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Studio 1
Contact: Michael Mason
Phone: (916) 616-5452

Sacramento Sword School
Martial Sword Arts of Europe
Time:  Thursdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
Location:  Studio 2
Instructor:  Maestro Eric Myers
Phone:  (916) 276-2247
Web:  http://sacramentoswordschool.com

Typhoon Philippine School of Martial Arts
Times: Tuesday & Friday, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 2
Instructor: Master Maurice Gatdula
Phone: (916) 509-6671
Email: thekuntawman@yahoo.com
This class includes Jow Ga Kung Fu and five styles of Phiippine Martial Arts

Unified Chinese Martial Arts
Saturday, 9-10 a.m., Studio 2 
Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Studio 2
Thursday, 8:15-9:15 p.m., Studio 2
Friday, 7-9:30 p.m., Studio 3
Contact: Shifu Byron
Email: Lohan36@sbcglobal.net

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Music

Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
Free monthly meetings for writers, artists, & musicians on all levels & from all music genres welcome.
Date: 2nd Wednesdays
Location: Room 12
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Gabrielle Kennedy
Phone: (916) 476-5073
Website: www.nashvillesongwriters.com
 
String Orchestra Lessons
Dates: Second and Fourth Wednesday (Sept-June)
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Room 9
Fee: $20/month
Contact: Krystyna Taylor
Phone: (916) 216-0429
The K Street Orchestra is a late-starters string orchestra welcoming any string players over 18 years of age who can read basic music and play in first position. Their mission is to create and fun and friendly orchestra setting for those beginning and intermediate string players who wish to play with other learning adults. Music and chairs are provided, all you need is a music stand and an instrument.

4-Week Beginning Taiko Class
Session Dates:
August 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
Times: Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm
Location:  Studio 1
Cost: $80 cash
Instructor: Kristy Oshiro
Register: kristyoshiro@gmail.com
Web: www.kristyoshiro.com
Come and learn the art of Japanese drumming! No experience necessary. All equipment is provided. Space is limited. 

4-Week Beginning Taiko Drumming Class
Dates: Tuesdays starting August 11
Time: 8-9:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Cost: $80 Cash
Instructor: Kristy Oshiro
Register: kristyoshiro@gmail.com
Web: www.kristyoshiro.com
Come and learn the powerful art of Japanese taiko drumming with professional instructor Kristy Oshiro! No experience necessary. Ages 9 and up are welcome and all instruments are provided.

3-Week Beginning Taiko Drumming Class
Dates: August 11, 18 & 25
Time: 5:30-7 pm
Location: Studio 1
Cost: $65 Cash
Instructor: Kristy Oshiro
Register: kristyoshiro@gmail.com
Web: www.kristyoshiro.com
Come and learn the powerful art of Japanese taiko drumming with professional instructor Kristy Oshiro! No experience necessary. Ages 9 and up are welcome and all instruments are provided. 

5-Week Beginning Taiko Drumming Class
Session Dates:
Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
Times: Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm
Location:  Studio 1
Cost: $100 cash
Instructor: Kristy Oshiro
Register: kristyoshiro@gmail.com
Web: www.kristyoshiro.com
Come and learn the powerful art of Japanese drumming! No experience necessary. Ages 9 and up are welcome and all equipment is provided.
 

Meditation & Yoga

Art of Living Foundation
Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Room 9
Phone: (916) 601-3101
Yogic breathing and meditation

Iyengar Yoga
Time: Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Gladys Callander
Phone: (916) 382-9943

River Song Meditation
Location: Room 14
Phone: 212-0062
Description: dharma, yoga, writing.
Web: www.riversongmeditation.com

Sacramento Yoga Center
Location: Room 6
Phone: 996-5645
Description: Students of all levels welcome!  We offer Hatha yoga, meditation, workshops and special events. Qualified instructors. Safe and comfortable environment.
Web: sacramentoyogacenter.com

Shingon Shu Western Fellowship
Guided Meditation and Dharma Talk
First Wednesdays
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Room 9
Contact: Rev. Jeff Hoji Keller
Email: jpkeller7@earthlink.net
Phone: 709-1392
Explores meditation through the eyes of Shingon Buddhism, a Japanese sect of Buddhism that began in the 9th Century. Shingon Shu Western Fellowship is a Northern California based satellite sangha of Shingon Shu Hawaii, a 100 year old temple located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Each class will explore various meditation techniques that allow the meditator to let go of the concept of non-duality and to realize the interconnectedness of all things. Suggested donation range $5-20. All materials  for this class are provided.

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Spiritual Services

Baha'is
Services: Monthly Meetings
Times: call for schedule
Phone: (916) 491-5871
Web: sacamentobahais.org

Sacramento Native American Believers Fellowship
Services: Sundays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Room 10
Contact: Lee Aviles
Phone: (916) 203-6461

Know Thyself as Soul
Meditation: 1st Sunday of the month, Noon-4 p.m.
Location: Curtis Hall
Web: knowthyselfassoul.org

New Destiny Ministries
Services: Sundays, 12:45-2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 9
Contact: Pastor Singleton
Phone: (916) 532-5581

The Vibe Church of Sacramento
Sunday Services: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Garden Room
1st & 3rd Wednesday Bible Study: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Contact: John Macdonell Pastor
Phone: (916) 595-5622
Web: thevibechurch.com

Other

Center for Soul Healing
Tuesdays, Room 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
3rd Saturday, Room 12, 1-5:00 p.m.
Email: info@centerforsoulhealing.com
Web: www.CenterForSoulHealing.com
Description: Soul Power techniques and practices introduced by Master Zhi Gang Sha to help you connect with your soul and develop your soul abilities. Soul Healing techniques are highly effective, yet incredible simple. Many are sacred and secret practices known only to high-level masters for thousands of year. They applied them for self-healing, healing others, opening the spiritual channels, attaining enlightenment and much more.

Italian Cultural Society Language School
Location: Room 13
Phone: 482-5900
Description: Classes for all levels, travelers and children.
Web: Italiancenter.net

Learn Spanish Fast
3-Day Intensive Spanish Instruction
Dates:
Thursday, November 5, 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday, November 6, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 7, 9:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12
Cost: $225 (discounts for early sign-ups)
Registration: www.learnspanishfasthoy.com
This is not your typical Spanish class. Using the TPRS Method (Teaching Language Proficiency through Reading & Storytelling), the class emphasizes oral communication: speaking and listening.  Light dinner included Thursday and Friday.This will be a high-intermediate level class. Class size is limited; advanced registration necessary

Marxist School of Sacramento
Speaker Series: call for schedule
Phone: (916)799-1354
Web: www.marxistschool.org
Email: info@marxistschool.org

Sierra 2 Senior Center
Location: Room 12
Dates: Monday-Friday
Times: 8am-4pm
Phone: 455-6339
Email: seniorcenter@sierra2.org
Description: The Sierra 2 Senior Center is located in Room 12 at Sierra 2. It is open Monday-Friday. Hours vary depending on the scheduled activities. The Senior Center was established in November 2000 and it provides activities, information and fellowship to seniors who live in Curtis Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. For a schedule of current events, click here.


 

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