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

Forgiving the Unforgivable
Date: September 20
Time: 10-noon
Location: Room 12
Contact: Darcy Johnson
Phone: (916) 468-4JOY
Email: ordarcy@unlimitmecoaching.com
Web: www.unlimitmecoaching.com
Forgiveness is an emotional and voluntary process by which a person undergoes a change in feeling and attitude regarding an offense and lets go of negative emotions such as anger and hatred, with an increased ability to wish the offender well. It is a release of toxic energy such as hurt, anger, blame, shame or bitterness.
Forgiveness transforms anger and hurt into healing and peace; and helps you overcome feelings of depression, anxiety, and rage, as well as forgive personal and relational conflicts. Forgiveness doesn't just happen, its a choice. It is about making the conscious decision to let go of a grudge, to release toxic emotions and ill thoughts and feelings towards someone who has wronged you, regardless if there is admission of guilt.
Join this exciting class if you would like to learn the 5 Steps to Wholehearted Forgiveness. The cost is $59 for a 2-hour in depth class, which includes a workbook, so you can revisit the steps any time you wish.

Introduction to MELT Method
MELT Method introductory workshop
Date: September 28
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 2
Fee: $20 pre-pay/$25 at the door
Facilitator: Vanessa Light
Email: meltwithvanessa@gmail.com 
Registration: www.vanessalight.com/classes.php
In this 90-minute MELT Method introductory workshop, you will experience immediate changes in how your body looks and feels. Vanessa Light, certified MELT Method Instructor, will guide you through simple self-treatments you can do at home to remain active, healthy and pain-free for life. This all-levels class will use specialized soft rollers and small MELT Hand and Foot Balls to simulate the results of manual therapy to relieve aches and pains brought on by aging and active living. You can reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, and learn how to keep your whole body working better.
Participants must be comfortable enough to get on and off the floor and roller, and must be able to lie on the floor on their backs for short periods of time. If pain or restricted movement makes this too difficult, a private introductory session is recommended.
The MELT Method is a best-selling book and has been featured on Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Prevention Magazine and many others!
Drink water before class and also bring water. A yoga mat is recommended.
Tools will be supplied for class use and also available for purchase.

Larry + Deena James Presents Larry and Company
An Evening of Music, Back when Music Was Music!
Date: October 10
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Location: 24th St. Theatre - 2791 24th Street
Fee: $12.00
Facilitator: Larry James
Ticket Sales: (916) 308-8327
* JAZZ * * BLUES * * R&B *
Musicians: Ernie Burton - Keyboards | Greg Perkins - Guitar

The Wisdom of the Wild Heart
A day of intuitive painting and journaling.
Date: October 11
Time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Fee: $65 (includes materials and lunch)
Facilitator: Toni Tiedemann
Email: tonitiedemann@gmail.com 
Phone: (916) 468-9440
Intuitive painting, process painting and source painting are all terms for the practice of showing up without an agenda and letting a painting emerge one brush stroke at a time.  It’s about following the energy of color, shape and form. In this workshop you will not learn techniques or focus on product. Instead, you will connect to your inner voice through guided imagery and journaling. No painting or writing experience is necessary.
This workshop is for you if:
You 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!

Love Me Tender workshop
Date: October 11
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 9
Fees: $89 for Early-Bird Registration by September 20; $109 after September 20 or$125 for walk-ins (if space available)
Phone: (916) 391-0549
Email: info@healingjourneys.org
When diagnosed with a life-altering illness, many of us struggle with self doubt. We are launched into a deep experience of uncertainty and fear. This workshop, presented by Healing Journeys, is an opportunity to explore what it means to love one’s self in the midst of illness; how to cultivate tenderness in the midst of the fear and what it means to be a temporary being, to live and die with self-acceptance and love.

Explore adoption options
A Domestic Adoption Orientation will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on October 20 in Room 12. This free-of-charge single-session orientation will introduce you to the process
of domestic, infant, open adoption and the services of Adoption Connection. Topics include: Understanding the adoption process, the myths and realities of open adoption,
and options when adopting. To pre-register visit www.adoptionconnection.org/workshop.php?id=205.  For additional info contact Malia Kane at 415-359-2462.







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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, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Locations: Garden Room 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

Dance For Theatre/Contemporary Jazz with Jacob Montoya
Sacramento Theatre Company
Date: September 10-December 17
Location: Studio 1
Fee: $200
Ages: 1st-3rd Grades
Time: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
Ages: 4th-6th Grades
Time: Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm
Registration & Info: www.sactheatre.org
A dance class designed for kids who love both theater and dance.  Each class will combine elements of contemporary and jazz with the foundation of ballet and alignment. This dance class is also meant to instill the passion of dance into the students by allowing them to explore their creative side through improv and creation. Using the belief that everyone has a voice in dance, and every dancer is valuable no matter how much training they have had.  Sessions culminate in a final presentation. 

Musical Theater
Time: Call for Schedule
Phone: (916) 760-8388
Email: YoungActorsStage@gmail.com
Web: www.youngactorsstage.com
This class will incorporate all aspects of performing in musical theater, including voice and acting work, group numbers, solos, movement, and audition technique.

Tartan Hearts School of Highland Dance
Time: Sundays, 11 a.m.
Location: Studio 1
Contact: Jessica Bach
Email: tartanhearts@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TartanHeartsDance
Beginner level dance class for ages 4+ (Adults' fitness-focused class forming!) teaches Scottish Highland and National dancing including the Highland Fling and Sword Dance.

Theater Dance
Time: Call for Schedule
Phone: (916) 760-8388
Email: YoungActorsStage@gmail.com
Web: www.youngactorsstage.com
This class will introduce the classic styles of theater dance, while emphasizing the importance of  personality, musicality, and acting performance.  We will begin each class with a technique warm-up combining elements of classic jazz and ballet.  Students will work on flexibility, balance, turns, jumps and choreography. This class is open to dancers of all levels.

Beginning Broadway Tap
Time: Call for Schedule
Phone: (916) 760-8388
Email: YoungActorsStage@gmail.com
Web: www.youngactorsstage.com
This beginning level class is Broadway based theatre tap. Every class combines tap technique with Broadway Performance skills. Tap shoes required. 

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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!   



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.
(June-September, 3-4:30 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday/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, 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

Gokhale Method Foundation
Call for schedule
Instructor: Robyn Penwell, M.S.
Phone: (916) 812-2607
Email: robyn@gokhalemethod.com
Web: GokhaleMethod.com
This course works to restore the spine to its natural shape, relieve back pain, prevent injury, decompress the spinal discs, and improve circulation and nerve function. Learn to walk, sit and even sleep your way to a pain-free back! In May 2013, The Gokhale Method was featured in a New York Times article: Soothing Back Pain by Learning How to Sit Again.

MADE
Motivational Aerobic Dance Exercise
Times:
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 p.m., Room 10
Thursdays, 5:45 p.m., Studio 1
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
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, 8:30-9:30 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.

Yoga

Art of Living Foundation
Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Room 11
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

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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 11
Contact: Pastor Singleton
Phone: (916) 532-5581

The Vibe Church of Sacramento
Sunday Services: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Garden Room
Wednesday Bible Study: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Room 11
Contact: John Macdonell Pastor
Phone: (916) 595-5622
Web: thevibechurch.com

Other

Atheists and Other Freethinkers (AOF)
Dates: Call for schedule
Web: www.aofonline.org
Phone: (916) 447-3589
Email: info@aofonline.org
Description: AOF promotes the civic understanding of atheism and the acceptance of atheists in our community. They use educational programs, projects, and publications, to extend secular perspectives to the public.

Center for Soul Healing
2nd Thursday & 4th Tuesday, Room 9, 6:30-8:00 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.

EBT, Emotional Brain Training, the Solution for Weight Management
Dates: Thursdays, September 18-December 18
Times: 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Location: Room 12
Contact: Eve Lowry, RD
Registration: (530) 677-1969
Web: ebtgroups.com
Do you know how to eat?  Do you know how to exercise?  Do you wonder why sometimes it seems easy to do all the things you already know how to do to be healthy and happy… and other times it seems almost impossible?  EBT gives you the tools to rewire your brain from stress to
balance, from balance to joy, where the need for fixes of food, drink, drugs and workaholism melt away. 

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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