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 Events

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Natural Health Classes
Dates:
April 14
Time: Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Fee: $30/class
Cash and checks accepted at the door.
Registration online: healthexcellence.com
Info: (530) 672-9898
Email: percy@healthexcellence.com
This series of classes will cover all the major systems of the body and what the requirements are to have them working properly. The use of herbs, vitamins and minerals will be discussed.
Also included will be the technique that allows you to custom make your own nutritional supplements in order to get only what you need. There will be lots of fun tips that you can start doing immediately that will bring you better health and energy. Some of the topics covered include: Digestion, Improving Elimination, Circulation and Strengthening the Immune System.

Instructor Percy McManus has been an herbalist and nutritional consultant for over 35 years. As well as teaching classes, she has written several books.
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Making Sense of Medicare
Date: Thursday, April 21
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: Room 9
Cost: Free
Contact:  John & Kristin Andrade
Info and registration: (855) 496-4973
Email:  familyman54@netzero.com or krislaw373@gmail.com
If you are turning 65 or are already 65, this Medicare workshop is for you. The purpose is to make you, the Baby Boomer, aware of the options available to you upon turning 65.  We will teach you the basics so you understand your Original Medicare coverage along with the supplemental programs that are available and best suited to your needs.

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NSAI NOR CAL welcomes 7 time #1 Grammy nominated, NSAI & Music Row song of the year winner: STEVE SESKIN
Date: Wednesday, April 27
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Garden Room
$40 for NSAI Members
$45 for Non Members
Reservations: Gabrielle Kennedy
Phone: (916) 476-5073
Email: gabrielle@gabscourt.com
Not only is Steve Seskin one of the worlds most respected songwriters he is also one of the most
respected songwriting teachers. He’s educated countless songwriters and is one of the only
songwriters who get to host a yearly event at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. NSAI will be hosting this intimate workshop on melody & lyrics. Come learn from the best!

Steve Seskin has had songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Neal McCoy, John Michael Montgomery, Kenny Chesney, Collin Raye, Peter Frampton, Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Mark Wills, and Peter Paul and Mary. While Steve is best known for writing hits, he is also a successful performer and recording artist & has recorded over 20 albums in his own “write.” 

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Creative Memories, National Scrapbook Day
Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Cost: $30
Contact: Tricia Nelson, Creative Memories Advisor
Registration: (916) 947-066
Email: Cmtricia73@gmail.com
Web: www.creativememories.com/user/tricianelson
National Scrapbook Day is celebrated on Saturday, May 14. Join Creative Memories Advisor, Tricia Nelson, for 7 hours of unlimited scrapbook time to catch up on your albums and preserve your memories! You’ll also be given the opportunity to see scrapbooking products and learn how to use tools. The registration fee includes food and beverage and half a table for work space.

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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: 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

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
Samba da Terra
Time: Thursdays, 8-9 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Marta Santos
Phone: (916) 833-9724
Email: Martabeijo@gmail.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
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.

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: 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
2nd & 4th Fridays, 5:30-7:00 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

Body Sculpt Class
Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Location: Studio 2
Trainer: Julian Anthony Van Dyke
Registration: antfarmvd@gmail.com or 470-8924
If you have the urge to be more fit and active, and your home gym and walking has become boring, join in this early morning class to gain flexibility, balance and endurance. You’ll learn to stretch muscles properly while improving body coordination, posture, mobility and your energy level.

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!

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 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 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

Choral Skills Class
Fridays; 10:30 am to Noon
8 sessions: May 13-July 1
Location: Room 10
Cost:  $50
Register by email:  christiana@tianame.com
Register by telephone:  (916) 765-6537
Instructor:  Christiana Quick-Cleveland
A class to help you be successful and effective as a member of a choir! Whether you have never sung before, are just beginning to explore choral music, or are a seasoned chorister who wants to learn more, this class will support you to become a real asset to your choral organization.
The class will focus on:
•    how to sing efficiently (vocal technique)
•    how to sing effectively toward improved group sounding (intonation and blending)
•    how to hold your part when another part is sounding
•    how to understand written choral music (a choral score)

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 (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
2016 Session Dates:
May 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
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
2016 Session Dates:
July 5, 12, 19
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
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.
 

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

Gnostic Christian Kabbalah
Wednesdays
Time: 7-8 pm
Location: Room 9 or 12
Cost: Free
Contact: Elder Gideon
Phone: (916) 250-3099
Facebook: EcclesiaPistisSophia
Come and join Ecclesia Pistis Sophia's Elder Gideon, a lineage holder of a rare oral tradition, in guided meditation and teachings of Christianity as a path to enlightenment. Classes will explore topics through source works in Gnosticism and Kabbalah that are powerful and practical.

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

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

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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: 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.
Location: Room 9
Info and registration: (916) 308-7646 (8:30 am to 5:30 p.m.) or (916) 912-1510 (after 5:30 p.m.)
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.

Gnostic Christian Kabbalah
Wednesdays
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Room 9 or 12
Cost: Free
Contact: Elder Gideon
Phone: (916) 250-3099
Facebook: EcclesiaPistisSophia
Come and join Ecclesia Pistis Sophia's Elder Gideon, a lineage holder of a rare oral tradition, in guided meditation and teachings of Christianity as a path to enlightenment. Classes will explore topics through source works in Gnosticism and Kabbalah that are powerful and practical.

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

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: Saturdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Rooms 11 or 12
Contact: Pastor Dee and Pastor Eric Asbury
Phone: (209) 276-5340
Email: wingsofmercyandgracefcf@gmail.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.

Improv Jam
Time: Sundays, 5 p.m.
Location: Room 9
Cost: $5 per class, drop-ins welcome
Contact: Michael Davenport
Email: michaeldavenport78@gmail.com
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.
Web: Italiancenter.net

Marxist School of Sacramento
Speaker Series:
February 18-Professor Richard Walker
March 17- Editor Matt Meyer
April 21- Author Alana Apfel
April 28- Professor John Holloway
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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