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
Martial Arts
Meditation & Yoga
Spiritual Services

Special Event

NOR CAL NSAI PRESENTS: An Evening With Nashville Publisher Dan Hodges
Date: Monday, September 26
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: Garden Room
To reserve your spot:
Gabrielle Kennedy / 916-476-5073 /
Dan is looking for songs to pitch to today's current country artists! Bring your best 2 songs on CD or play them live for Dan & bring 2 lyric sheets (everyone is promised 2 songs to pitch). His most recent #1 hit this year is Kelsea Ballerini’s “DIBS." He also has cuts on Keith Urban’s new record “Ripcord” & Reba McEntire’s latest record “Love Somebody." Come hear these song writer demos before they were recorded by the artists.

Dan will discuss how money is made in the music business currently & what you can realistically expect to make as a songwriter. This is going to be extremely educational AND you get the chance to pitch your songs to a #1 Nashville publisher. If you are serious about the big leagues you need to be there! More info on Dan:


Celebration of Art
Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Curtis Hall
Contact: Linda Brandenburger
Phone: (916) 443-7369
Admission is free
Art show and sale featuring local watercolor, oil, acrylic, ceramics, jewelry and photography artists.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the art program at Sacramento County's Palmiter School.


Opening Doors Presents: Festival of Flavors
Date: October 22 
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Location: Curtis Hall
Cost: $40.00 before event; $45 at the door
Contact: Deborah Ortiz
Phone: (916) 492-2591 X 207
A fundraiser to support nonprofit services for refugees, survivors of human trafficking, financial literacy program, microenterprise program for small businesses, home-based child care program for refugee women, immigration and legalization services.

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

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

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Awaken My Art Collective
Time: Tuesdays, noon-3 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Fee: $30 for four sessions (includes supplies)
Contact: Karen Sharp
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
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.


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

Mindful Bellydance
Tribal fundamentals class for all levels
Time: Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Sawako Ama

Awakening Bellydance
Cardio class to live music for all levels
Time: Every Fourth Saturday, 11 a.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Sawako Ama

Irish Folk Dancing Class
Time: 1st and 3rd Mondays,7-9 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
$7 per class, pay at the class
Contact: Liam Irish
Phone: (530) 677-5549
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. You don't have to be Irish to join the fun!

Line Dancing
Call for schedule
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Sherie Tyson
Phone: (209) 481-1443
Soul Line Dancing to all genres of music; it's a great form of exercise, a way to relieve stress, and most of all have fun!
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
Dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti.

River City Taps
Monday-Thursday: 4-8:30 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

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Dancehall PowerUp
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30pm
Location: Studio 3
Fee: $10 per class
Instructor: LaToya Bufford
Join Toya every Thursday for a Dancehall PowerUp hour that is an hour of dance, fitness, and Jamaican-based dancehall movement! No experience required and easy to follow. Open to all levels. Bring your water and your "SWAG HAT" because it will be HOT! Come "wine", "bogle", shake and much much more!

Motivational Aerobic Dance Exercise
Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.
Location: Room 10
Fee: Drop-in $5
Fitness Instructor: Kia
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

YouGotThis! Fitness
Easy 8s Dancercise

Times: Thursdays , 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Location:  Studio 1
Fee:  $5 First class, $30 prepays for next 4
Fitness Instructor:  Shelly Mae
A great place to start when you need to start to exercise!  Only 8 moves, 8 counts, and I’ll walk you through it step-by-step.  If you can count, you can do this!  Men, women, teens – everyone is welcome!  We will dabble in all types of music – Country, old school Funk, classic Rock, disco – you name it!  Come join me for some healthy, sweaty fun – taught at a pace you can actually do, no matter how out of shape you think you are. Come on – YouGotThis!

Zumba with Pakko
Fridays, 6-7 p.m.
Sundays, 11-noon
Location: Studio 2
Contact: Abraham Contreras

Zumba with Toya & Linda
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 2
Instructor: LaToya Bufford

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

Sacramento Bushido Kai
Japanese Martial Arts
Ages 4-Adult 
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

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

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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

String Orchestra Lessons
Dates: Second and Fourth Wednesday (Oct-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 Drumming Classes
Aug. 16, 23, 30 and Sept. 6
Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4
Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1
Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29
3-Week Beginning Taiko Drumming Classes
Dec. 6, 13, 20
Times: Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm
Location:  Studio 1
Cost: 4-Week, $90 cash; 3-Week, $65 cash
Instructor: Kristy Oshiro
Come and learn the art of Japanese drumming! No experience necessary. All equipment is provided. Space is limited.

Meditation & Yoga

Diamond Light Tibetan Buddhist Group

Location: Room 14
Description: Dharma classes, meditation, workshops, yoga, guest speakers, spiritual community, and retreats.

Iyengar Yoga
Time: Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Gladys Callander
Phone: (916) 743-0246

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.

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Services: Monthly Meetings
Times: call for schedule
Phone: (916) 491-5871

Bethlehem Baptist Church
Services: 2nd & 4th Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Room 12
Contact: Pastor Bill Benson
Phone: (916) 230-8069

Empowerment Theological Seminary
Mondays, 6-9:55 p.m. (no classes June-August)
Location: Room 9
Info and registration: (916) 308-7646 or (916) 912-1510
Empowerment Theological Seminary offers a time efficient and affordable way to earn the following seminary degrees: Certificates; Associates; Bachelors; Masters and Doctoral.

Good Shepherd Parish
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Room 12
Contact: Mother Elizabeth English
Phone: (916) 502-6773

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

Mustard Seed Faith Ministries
Services: Sundays, 10:30-12:30
Location: Room 9
Contact: Pastor Dorothy Hayes
Phone: (916) 213-0901

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

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

Wings of Mercy & Grace Free Church Family
Services: Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: Rooms 11
Contact: Pastor Dee and Pastor Eric Asberry
Phone: (209) 276-5340


Cochlear Community Sacramento Chapter Meetings
Dates: Aug. 18, Nov. 17, Feb. 16 and May 18
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Room 12
Contact: Alasia Fate
Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with Cochlear recipients, volunteers and others with hearing loss in the Sacramento area. Learn more about implantable and meet others with Nucleus®, HybridTM technology and Baha® systems. Get your questions answered. Help others and raise awareness. Light refreshments will be provided.

Improv Jam
Time: Sundays, 5 p.m.
Location: Room 9
Cost: $5 per class, drop-ins welcome
Contact: Michael Davenport
Morpho Theater's Improv Jam is a great workshop for beginners interested in improv and for seasoned performers to keep their improv skills sharp! Students learn to let go of inhibitions, give free rein to their creativity, and gain confidence. They provide  a fun, safe environment in which to explore improvisation, including:
• Building trust within the group
• Creating characters quickly
• Exploring character relationships
• Developing scenes with a scene partner

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

Learn Spanish Fast Classes
Low-Intermediate Spanish
September 15, 16, 17, 2016
Intermediate Spanish
November 3, 4, 5, 2016
High-Intermediate Spanish
January 5, 6, 7, 2017
Low-Advanced Spanish
March 2, 3, 4, 2017
Location: Room 12
Thursday/Friday: 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Phone: (805) 543-4144
All classes are multilevel so you can join in at any time once you have a little Spanish under your belt! Sign-up for four classes and get the fourth one for half-price.Fee includes a light dinner Thursday & Friday nights and all materials - including a novel entirely in Spanish.

Marxist School of Sacramento
Speaker Series: call for schedule
Phone: (916)835-4330

Sierra 2 Senior Center
Location: Room 12
Dates: Monday-Friday
Times: 8am-4pm
Phone: 455-6339
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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