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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Cochlear Community Sacramento Chapter Meeting
Date: August 18
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Room 12
Registration: www.Cochlear.com/US/events
Contact: Alasia Fate
Email for info: afate@cochlear.com
Light refreshments will be provided

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.

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Celebration of Art
Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Curtis Hall
Contact: Jackie Givas
Phone: (916) 212-6909
Email: rfiinteriors@comcast.net
No admittance fee
Art show and sale featuring local watercolor, ceramics, jewelry and photography artists.  10% of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
 

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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

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

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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!

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

YouGotThis! Fitness
Easy 8s Dancercise

Times: Thursdays , 5:30 – 6:30 (5:15 to pay)
Location:  Studio 1
Fee:  $5 First class, $30 prepays for next 4
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.  Dancing starts at 5:30, but show up at 5:15 if you need to pay. 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 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

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

Sight-Singing Fundamentals
Fridays, May 20-July 29
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Room 10
Instructor: Isaac Smith
Phone: (916) 505-0335
Email: isaac4266@gmail.com
Cost: $50
Singers will learn how to read, understand and sing written music using the Solfege system. Class will be cover the basics of rhythm and pitch, as well as furthering the understanding of the relationships between notes. This class is open to new singers, as well as more experienced singers who would like to brush up on their ability to sight sing and read music.
 
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
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

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. (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

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, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Rooms 11
Contact: Pastor Dee and Pastor Eric Asberry
Phone: (209) 276-5340
Email: wingsofmercyandgracefcf@gmail.com

Other

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: 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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