Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation | Summer 2021

Special Interest HOME IMPROVEMENT Composting Workshop Keep your garden going through the current and future gardening seasons. Compost is called ‘black gold’ and the ‘heart of the garden’. Visit Les’s website at www. ScienceofAgroecology.info. Meet at the LGS Recreation Center on Main St. Instructor: Les Kishler Location: Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center - Room 3 Sat. 9:30AM - 11:30AM 1 mtg. 7/24 $35 WRITING Creative Memoir Writing During The Day c Put the critic aside and write “non-stop”. Relaxing and fun, this class has application to memoirs, short stories, novels, poems, articles and creative expression. Weekly lessons teach the “craft” of writing and introduce publishing options. Instructor: Lynn Rogers Location: At Your Computer Tue. 9:00AM - 11:00AM 8 mtgs. 6/22-8/10 $120 Memoir Writing, Quilting The Stories Of Your Life c In an informal, fun environment participants will use writing exercises as prompts to bring out the individual stories that will form the basis of each “quilt piece”. Whether you are in the process of writing your memoirs or just want to get your family stories on paper before they are lost forever, this is the class for you. Instructor: Lesa Medley Location: At Your Computer Tue. 6:00PM - 8:00PM 10 mtgs. 6/22-8/24 $140 Poem Making/Poetry Appreciation c We will use writing exercises and poems from such wonderful poets as Naomi Shihab Nye, Billy Collins, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, and others as inspiration for some of our own writing. A fun and friendly atmosphere as we explore the inner poet that lives in all of us. Instructor: Lesa Medley Location: At Your Computer Wed. 6:00PM - 8:00PM 10 mtgs. 6/23-8/25 $140 NATURE ACTIVITIES Nature Activities with Greg Meyer REDWOOD CREEK KAYAK . The South SF Bay is a great beginner’s paddle in the marshlands next to Redwood Creek. Harbor seals and many species of shorebirds are often spotted as we kayak quietly in the protected waterways around Bair Island. We will pull ashore for a midday lunch and a stretch before paddling home. No kayak experience is necessary. Full instruction will be given before the trip and we will be using stable double kayaks, ideal for beginning paddlers. FRANKLIN POINT HIKE. Just north of Santa Cruz is a stretch of the wild California Coast that has been preserved by state and federal decree for its natural beauty and unspoiled character. We will hike on the wide open beach looking for intertidal animals and then up to the marine terrace to search for unusual wildflowers. After a lunch break, we will walk back along the headland for a hike of about 5 miles total. FULL MOON KAYAK. Elkhorn Slough is one of California’s largest remaining coastal wetlands. This salt marsh is home to thousands of birds and numerous harbor seals and sea otters. We will spend an evening exploring the quiet waterways of the seven mile long slough, getting a unique look at the wildlife and flora of this preserve. As we paddle home at sunset, we will watch the moon rise over the hills of lovely Prunedale. Single or Double Kayaks are available. WINERY HIKE. This fall trip combines exercise for your body and palate! Our 5 mile roundtrip hike heads up the Zinfandel Trail in the Picchetti Preserve, with great views, native plants and fall foliage. At noon we will have lunch at the Picchetti Family Winery picnic grounds and participants can pay to have a small tasting before we hike back downhill. Kayak equipment fee: $60, paid to Greg on the day of the trip REDWOOD CREEK KAYAK Sat. 9:00AM-2:30PM 1 mtg. 6/12 $51 FRANKLIN POINT HIKE Sun. 9:00AM-2:30PM 1 mtg. 6/13 $51 FULL MOON KAYAK Sat. 3:00PM-8:30PM 1 mtg. 8/21 $51 WINERY HIKE Sat. 10:00AM-3:00PM 1 mtg. 8/28 $51 NEW LGS Recreation Chess League c Join us and compete with your family, friends, and other members of the community! We aim to provide an organized, safe, and fun experience for players of all ages. The LGS Recreation Chess League is open to all, regardless of skill level. Whether you are a skilled player who wants to sharpen your skills and test them at competitions, or you just enjoy playing the game, we welcome you. For more information please visit www.teamsideline.com/lgsrecreation For Registration Information, see page 1 Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation | Summer 2021 55 ADULTS

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