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
Yoga
Spiritual Services
Other

Special Events

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Photo Class: "Auto to Advanced: Learning to use your DSLR like a Pro"
Dates: Thursdays: February 19, 26, March 5, 12
Times: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Room 12
Total Fee: $150
Phone: (707) 502-2468
Web: muiradams.com
Email: muir@muiradams.com
Muir has had over 175 students – everyone from beginning photographers to local professionals – who’ve attended his photography classes over the last four years. Though the classes cover basic topics, Muir goes in depth to share his understanding of photography and all the elements he considers when creating his photos. Because of that, his classes are great for anyone with a digital SLR, whether they’re a beginning photographer, a seasoned professional, or anywhere in between.  This is a four week photography class for anyone with a digital SLR who wants to learn how to move beyond their camera’s “auto” mode and create photos like a pro.
The four sessions are titled:
Week 1: “Understanding Exposure: Aperture, Shutter Speed, & ISO.”
Week 2: “Understanding Your Camera: Histograms and Metering.”
Week 3: “Controlling the Image: Lighting and Composition.”
Week 4: “Creating the Image: From Focus to Photoshop.”

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West African Drum Workshop
with Master Drummer Mbor Faye from Senegal
Date: March 6
Time: 4:45pm
Location: Studio 3
Fee: $15
Contact: Jessa Cruz
Email: jessakaycruz@gmail.com
Phone: (916) 365-3721
Live drumming, all ages and abilities welcome
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West African Dance Workshop with Master Dancer Oumou Diamanka from Senegal
Date: March 6
Time: 6pm
Location: Studio 3
Fee: $15
Contact: Jessa Cruz
Email: jessakaycruz@gmail.com
Phone: (916) 365-3721
Live drumming, all ages and abilities welcome

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A Harmony of Tastes 2015
Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Curtis Hall
Cost: $35 per person
Tickets: https://secure3.ticketguys.com/sacramentochildrenschorus/
Phone: 916-646-1141
Web: www.sacramentochildrenschorus.org
Join the Sacramento Children's Chorus as they celebrate 22 years of music! Festivities will include tastings of food from local restaurants, fine wine & local beer, as well as a silent auction.
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Bloom True, A Workshop for Finding True North
Date: Saturday March 28
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Room 11
Fee: $75 All materials are provided and lunch is included.
Contact: Toni Tiedemann
Email: bloomingmoonarts@gmail.com
Web: bloomingmoonarts.com
Phone: (916) 468-9440
Remember the exuberant five or six year old you used to be? I bet you were happy making creative messes all over the place, drawing, painting or just making mud pies. Maybe you wrote or told yourself stories. As we grow to supposed “adulthood” we often lose that ability to be free and creative in the moment. But creativity is joyful. This workshop is about recapturing that joy and creative freedom not just in a workshop but in your life. In this workshop you will paint and write from the heart.  You will not learn techniques or focus on producing a spiffy product. Instead you will gain something more precious.  In a safe space, you will learn to be fully present
to yourself and to connect with your inner guidance. You will learn more about yourself and how you can, in a way no one else can, bloom true.
No painting or writing experience is necessary. 
This workshop if for you if:
-Don’t think you’re creative but wish you were. YOU ARE! You just need a little encouragement.
-You know you’re creative and you are looking for additional ways to get your creative juices flowing.
-You’re interested in personal growth and are curious how a creative arts practice can be transformative.
-You think joy is a good thing!
Dress comfortably you might just get messy!
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Floral Design classes

Times: 10am-Noon
Location: Room 11
Dates & Times:
Beginning Centerpiece – Saturday, April 25. A very popular class; learn the basics and you'll be able to do this at home!
Designing in Foam – Mom’s Garden Style Centerpiece – Saturday, May 16. Bring your Mom or make Mom a centerpiece in the trendy and popular garden style!
Instructor: Monique Wilber
Web: aspecialdaydesigns.com
Monique has been designing wedding flowers for 26 years.  In addition, she is a credentialed teacher and has a positive, creative approach to teaching that will have you feeling confident about your new skills. Visit Monique's website and look for the link to a Living Social deal! If you have wanted to learn floral design as a hobby, or for your upcoming wedding or prom, these classes are for you.  No tests, no grades, just learning the joy of working with fresh flowers and learning the methods and techniques used to create floral design. Use your new skills to make your home beautiful, create gifts for family and friends, or DIY your wedding flowers.

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Children/Youth

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

Arts Guild Rio Valley Charter School
Ages: K-12
Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-Noon
Locations: Room 10 and Studio 3
Registration: www.riovalley.org
Rio Valley Charter School’s Arts Guild begins teaching classes at the Sierra 2 Center this fall. RVCS homeschooling students who are considering the performing arts will have the opportunity to participate in two new Arts Guild’s programs. One program consists of a two-hour a week workshop that will include drama activities, guest speakers, career & college planning for the artist, and student-interest projects. The other program is called The Intensive, a 7 week block of workshops taught by local experts- Jacob Montoya (Dance & Movement), Nisa Hayden (Scene Study), and LuAnn Higgs (Vocals).

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 

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@aol.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
Time: Fridays, 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: Wednesdays
Times: 5-6 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Fees: $10 Drop In; $45 for 5 Pack (no expiration); $80 for a 10 Pack (no expiration); $5 Drop In for students/seniors 65+/military/veterans
Contact: Emily Wishman
Phone: (510) 299-1066
Email: emilyKwishman@gmail.com
A low impact class that draws on flowing movements of tai chi; the strengthening theories of ballet, pilates and yoga which creates long, lean, flexible muscles; and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body. Taught by Emily Wishman, Sacramento's first certified Essentrics instructor. The first class is FREE! Get a FREE class for every friend you bring to try it! Bring a yoga mat & small towel; wear comfortable clothes & bare feet. Contact Emily with questions or for more info.

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!

Nia
Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 1
Intructor: Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland
Info: www.NiaNow.com
Nia – the original Dance Fitness – is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial, dance and healing arts, leading to health, wellness & fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music. It is a vehicle for fitness and personal growth, in which every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Nia helps students to increase their strength, flexibility, agility, mobility, and stability, and nurtures healing of the body*mind*spirit through somatic exercise and awareness. Kelly Fitzgerald-Holland holds a Black Belt in Nia.

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
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
Dates: February 17, 24, March 3, & 10
Times: Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm
Location: Studio 1
Cost: $80 cash
Contact: 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.

Katsugi Okedo Taiko Workshop
Date: March 31
Time: Tuesday, 8:30-10pm
Location: Studio 3
Cost: $25 cash
Contact: Kristy Oshiro
Register: kristyoshiro@gmail.com
Web: www.kristyoshiro.com
This Japanese drumming workshop focuses on a dynamic style where the drum is played while strapped to the body, allowing the drummer to walk and dance while drumming. Previous taiko experience is helpful.

5-Week Beginning Taiko Class
Dates: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, & 19
Times: Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm
Location:  Studio 1
Cost: $100 cash
Contact: 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.

FREE Beginning Taiko Workshops
Date: April 21 and April 28
Time: Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Studio 3
Contact: Kristy Oshiro
Register: kristyoshiro@gmail.com
Web: www.kristyoshiro.com
Come and learn the art of Japanese drumming! No experience necessary. Adults and youth ages 9 and up are welcome. Space is limited.
 

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

Morning Hatha Yoga w/ Paige Labrie
Times: Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Paige Labrie
Email: plabrie@sbcglobal.net
A lively yet moderate to low impact practice that is focused on developing asana & connecting breath with motion/posture. Practice includes developing concentration and accessing field of attention for greater awareness. This practice can serve  towards proper healing of past / recent injuries. If you are new to yoga this is a great practice to get started with. New and experienced yoga practitioners welcome. Bring a yoga mat and blocks to class.

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 Services

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

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, 1-4 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
4th Tuesday, Room 9, 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

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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