Activities

 

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 Event

Flowarts Space
Call for schedule
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Josh Mikol
Phone: (916) 303-3927
Email: jmikol33@gmail.com
Price: $5
Large studio with mirrors available for you to learn or practice flow arts such as Hooping, Poi Spinning, Juggling, Staff Spinning, or any other object manipulation. This is a chance to hone your skills and learn new tricks, or to come by and see what flow arts is all about.  Open to public.

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National Park Service Public Meeting: Tule Lake National Monument Plan
Date: Wednesday, December 7
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 10
Info: parkplanning.nps.gov/TuleLakeGMP
The National Park Service offers to you for review and comment the general management plan and environmental assessment (GMP/EA) for the Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The plan provides long-term guidance for how the National Park Service will develop and manage the unit, and how the stories of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II will be told at Tule Lake. This is an opportunity to talk with National Park Service staff working on the Tule Lake Unit and discuss the plan. These meetings represent the "public review" stage for the plan. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

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Write for Rights Event
Date: Wednesday, December 7
Drop in between: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Room 10
Info: amnestysacramento@gmail.com
Amnesty International Sacramento Group 283 will participate in Write for Rights. Celebrate Human Rights Day by participating in the world’s largest letter writing event that's held every year in December. Write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders and others at risk of human rights violations.

This event is open to the public and all materials (background information, sample letters, writing supplies, stamps) will be provided.  There are also opportunities for email and twitter actions in support of these cases.  
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Political Collectibles Show & Sale
Date: Sunday, Dec. 11
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Curtis Hall
Contact: Adam Gottlieb
Phone: (916) 956-2030
Button collectors, political junkies, armchair historians and curiosity seekers can delve into their passions at this show of political memorabilia and pop culture. The gathering will offer thousands of Americana items. Attendees can also receive free appraisals by experts. Admission is $3; children and students are admitted for free. Children receive free buttons from various dealers. The show is sponsored by the American Political Items Collectors.

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Core9 Diastasis Recti Workshop
Dates: Thursdays- January 5, 12, 19 and 26
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: $100 + required equipment kit $49 (20% discount until 1.16.17)
Registration: babybootcamp-sacramentooakpark.frontdeskhq.com/courses/97550
Workshop limited to 10 moms!
Info: heather.osoy@babybootcamp.com
Core9 Diastasis Repair is a 4-week in-person intensive workshop that helps you to alleviate back pain, strengthen your core muscles, & repair diastasis recti. Diastasis recti develops when the connective tissue (linea alba) between the right and left rectus abdominis separates during late pregnancy. There will be weekly homework, & diastasis recti assessments at Week #1 and Week #4.
Pre-registered students may purchase the following Core9 Diastasis Repair equipment kit:
- Core9 ball
- Core9 4’ flat band
- Core9 abdominal binder
- Core9 equipment bag
- Baby Boot Camp book
A 36" high density full-body foam roller is REQUIRED, but NOT INCLUDED.

Classes are taught by Heather Osoy- Owner of Baby Boot Camp Sacramento- Oak Park, and nationally certified fitness instructor with deep knowledge of female biomechanics, pelvic floor health and diastasis recti repair.
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Reaching Higher Consciousness: An Evening with The Power of 10 and Medium Michelle
Date: January 28
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Room 10
Advance tickets: $30
At the door: $40
Web: www.WeAreThePowerOf10.com/events
Would you like to expand in health, wealth and love? Go beyond the Law of Attraction with The Power of 10--a collective of 10 powerful souls who have moved beyond the life and death cycle. They provide a new paradigm where we may learn through faith and not suffering. Their message is of peace and oneness, and they provide tools to increase our vibrational levels while still living out this existence. Bring a pen, your journal, an open mind, your deepest question about life, and a friend!

Michelle Paisley Reed is a rare full-body direct trance channel spirit medium. She has recently completed a fourth book, "Rise: By The Power of 10," and a new web series based on The Power of 10 is in development.

 

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Children/Youth

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: Studios and Room 9
Contact: Jennie Ribadeneira
Phone: (916) 990-3222
Email: ccmusictogether@gmail.com
Web: www.capitalcitymusictogether.com

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Art

Glass Act Mosaics
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

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

Brazilian Dance
Time: Fridays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 2
Contact: Marta Santos
Phone: (916) 833-9724

Irish Folk Dancing Class
Time: 1st and 3rd Mondays,7-9 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
$8 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!

Kalanjali: Dance of India
Times:
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 11
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 10
Contact: Katherine Kunhiraman
Phone: (510) 526-2183
Web: kalanjalidancesofindia.com
Email: katherine.kalanjali@gmail.com
All levels of authentic classical form of Bharatanatyam are taught to age’s first grade thru high school.

Line Dancing
Call for schedule
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Sherie Tyson
Phone: (209) 481-1443
Email: Sherietyson@yahoo.com
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
Email: alohatyra@gmail.com
Dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti.

River City Taps
Times: 
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
Web: www.Rivercitytaps.com

Sacramento Academy of Ballet
Times:
Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Janelle Sebren
Phone: 971-0945
Web: www.sacdance.org

West African Dance
Every other Sunday
Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 3
Contact: Jessa Cruz
Email: jessakaycruz@gmail.com
Facebook: Sacramento West African Dance
This is a fun and high-energy dance class! Learn the traditional dances of West Africa taught by professional dance instructors from Senegal and Guinea. Classes feature live drumming, and are accessible for nearly all ages and ability levels. This is a great way to stay in shape while learning some amazing dance skills.

Kennelly Academy of Irish Dance
Days: Mondays
Beginners: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Novice/Prize Winner: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Championship: 5:30-7 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Patricia Kennelly
Phone: (415) 665-0554
Web: www.whelan-kennellyacademy.com

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Fitness


Dancehall PowerUp
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30pm
Location: Studio 3
Fee: $10 per class
Instructor: LaToya Bufford
Email: toybufford15@yahoo.com
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!

Fierce FUNK Dance Fitness
Dates: 2nd & 4th Saturday
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Studio 2
Cost: $5 at the door
Instructor: Jessica Brown
Email: Jnbrown23@gmail.com
Open to all levels and no experience is necessary
Fierce FUNK is a new, exciting dance-fitness program that, at its core, is an old school style of a street-ready funk, with a contemporary hip-hop feel. It is not just a style of music or movement trend. Fierce FUNK is inspiring, empowering, passionate, and encourages a philosophy of love toward others and ourselves. And it’s really fun too!

Intro to Hooping
Dates: Email for schedule
Register & info: itsarivalution@gmail.com
This course is perfect if you’re brand new to hooping or just starting to get acquainted with your hoop. Classes cover mostly on-body hooping from the waist, chest, shoulders to legs, as well as some off body hoop moves with some tricks and transitions to help you move through and build your hoop dance practice. Handmade hoops provided for class.

M.A.D.E.
Motivational Aerobic Dance Exercise
Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Fee: Drop-in $5
Fitness Instructor: Kia Norris
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

YouGotThis! Fitness Dancercise
Times: Thursdays , 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:  Studio 1
Fee:  $10 drop-in; $30 four classes
Fitness Instructor:  Shelly Mae
Email:  shelly@yougotthisfitness.com
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
Times:
Fridays, 6-7 p.m.
Sundays, 11-noon
Location: Studio 2
Contact: Abraham Contreras
Email: pakko.zumba@yahoo.com

Zumba with Toya & Linda
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 2
Instructor: LaToya Bufford
Email: toybufford15@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 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

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

3-Week Beginning Taiko Drumming Classes
Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2016
Times: Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm
Location:  Studio 1
Cost: 4-Week, $90 cash; 3-Week, $65 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 2017 classes
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Cost: $60 Cash
Session start dates:
Jan 24; Feb 21; Mar 21; Apr 18; May 16; June 13; Aug 29; Sep 26; Oct 24; Nov 21
Professional instructor: Kristy Oshiro
Register: kristyoshiro@gmail.com
Web: www.kristyoshiro.com
Description: Come and learn the powerful art of Japanese taiko drumming! No experience necessary. Ages 9 and up are welcome.

4-Week Intermediate Taiko Drumming 2017 classes
Time: 8-9:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Cost: $90 Cash
Session start dates:
Jan 24; Feb 21; Mar 21; Apr 18; May 16; June 13; Aug 29; Sep 26; Oct 24; Nov 21
Professional instructor: Kristy Oshiro
Register: kristyoshiro@gmail.com
Web: www.kristyoshiro.com
Description: This class builds upon the skills learned in the beginning taiko drumming class with more challenging rhythms and songs. Previous taiko experience and instructor permission are required to attend.
 

Meditation & Yoga


Diamond Light Tibetan Buddhist Group

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

Hoop Meditation
Dates: Email for schedule
Location: Room 10
Register & info: itsarivalution@gmail.com
Description: This class will show you how to slow down, let go, unwind and breathe, booth in and out of the hoop, all while building strength and quieting the mind.  Every other week, we will cultivate mindfulness and awareness to take with us out into the world. Handmade hoops provided for class.

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.
Web: sacramentoyogacenter.com

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Spiritual

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

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

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
Email: etswpmyles2014@gmail.com
Website: www.empowermenttheologicalseminary.com
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
Sundays
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Room 12
Contact: Mother Elizabeth English
Phone: (916) 502-6773
Web: GoodShepherdCommunity.org

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

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

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

Other

Cochlear Community Sacramento Chapter Meetings
Dates: Nov. 17, Feb. 16 and May 18
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Room 12
Registration: www.Cochlear.com/US/events
Contact: Alasia Fate
Email: afate@cochlear.com
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.

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 Classes
Dates:
High-Intermediate Spanish
January 26, 27, 28
Low-Advanced Spanish
March 2, 3, 4
Location: Room 12
Times:
Thursday/Friday: 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Registration: learnspanishfasthoy.com
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
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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