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City of Commerce Parks and Recreation Fall 2018 Brochure

City of Commerce Parks and Recreation Fall 2018 Brochure

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Table of Contents City Council
Hugo A. Argumedo, Mayor
Adult Excursion 9 John Soria, Mayor Pro Tem
Ivan Altamirano, Councilmember
Adult Fitness 15 Leonard Mendoza, Councilmember
Oralia Y. Rebollo, Councilmember
Brenda Villa Aquatic Center 16
The City Council meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month
Camp Commerce 18 in the Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m.

City Facilities and Services 2 City Administrator
Citywide Special Events 5 Edgar P. Cisneros
Dance Program 13
Family Excursion 9 Parks and Recreation Commission
Fiestas Patrias 6 Chris Griego, Chairperson
Golf 13
Mireya Garcia, Vice Chairperson
Joe Aguilar, Commissioner
Laura Perez, Commissioner

Esther Zavala, Commissioner

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets every 1st Thursday
of each month in the Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m.

Grandparent Day 7 Senior Citizens Commission
Kids Club 9 Raul Elenes, Chairperson
Library 23
Parks & Community Centers 3 Alexander Ortiz, Vice Chairperson
Resident Activity Card 4 Carmen Barragan, Commissioner
Senior Center 20
Mary Gibson, Commissioner
Jose Zambrano, Commissioner

The Senior Citizens Commission meets every 1st Wednesday
of each month in the Council Chambers at 12:30 p.m.

Youth Advisory Commission
Tony Trandafir, Chairperson

Snack Bar 22 The Youth Advisory Committee meets every 1st Monday
Specialty Arts & Crafts
Sports Program of each month in the Teen Center at 7:00 p.m.
Teen Center
Tree Lighting 12
Youth Programs
Department of Parks and Recreation

14 Robert Lipton, Director
Adolfo Marquez, Assistant Director

10 Acknowledgments

Ed Torres, Layout & Reprographics Design

26 Liz Contreras, Acting Senior Office Specialist

Ernie Cadenas, Recreation Center Supervisor

8 Lisa Macias, Senior Office Specialist

CITY FACILITIES & SERVICES

Special Services City Hall Department of
Parks and Recreation
MEETING ROOMS AND PICNIC SHELTERS
2535 Commerce Way (323) 887 - 4434
On a first-come, first-served sign up basis, meeting rooms and 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
shelters are available for rental at all four City of Commerce Monday - Friday
parks. Shelters are open to the public, with residents receiving Recreation Administrative Coordinator - Patricia Borunda
priority. Residents are welcome to visit our Commerce Active Net
website for facility availability at activenet.active.com/commerce. Facility Maintenance

Commerce residents with current resident activity cards may (323) 887-4450
reserve a room or shelter for family social activities such as Supervisor - Larry Garcia
birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, showers, etc. Reservations
are made at the Department of Parks and Recreation. Park and Street
Medians Maintenance
Commerce residents may not use the rooms or shelters for
company picnics or school events. Companies located within the (323) 887-4431
City of Commerce may use the meeting room facilities for Park Maintenance Crew Leaders
business purposes only. Pete Dorame & Nick Padilla

A $50.00 deposit is required at the time a Facility Request is Recreation
submitted and will be refunded if there are no violations of facility
use, rules and regulations. Please allow for a minimum of (323) 887 - 4434
one-week processing period for approval. All facility requests are Recreation Program Supervisor - Tina Fierro
subject to approval. We reserve the right to change and add Recreation Coordinator - Adrian Muniz
additional charges to our facilities.
Snack Bar Operations
A current Resident Activity Card must be shown at the time the
Facility Request is submitted and resident must be over 21 years (323) 887-4424
of age. Meeting rooms and picnic shelters are not available for Food Services Supervisor - Karla Torres
rental by outside groups or businesses.
Sports Division
TABLES AND CHAIRS
5600 Harbor St. (323) 887-4432
Residents with a current Resident Activity Card may reserve a Sports Supervisor - Frank Garcia
maximum of 25 chairs and 3 tables for weekend use Assistant Supervisor - Veronica Hannah
(Thursday - Monday) on a first-come, first-served sign up basis.
Due to limited supplies, make your reservations early at the Central Receiving
Department of Parks and Recreation. A $50.00 deposit required
at the time the reservation is made. 5625 Jillson St. (323) 887-4449
Center Store Assistant - Charles Springer
Reminder
9.06.022
The following is prohibited at all parks and facilities: “Aggressive Animals”
Skating/rollerblading, alcohol, bike riding, tackle football,
organized soccer, skateboarding and unleashed dogs. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or permit to
remain any dog or other animal that is noisy, aggressive or
2 dangerous in the presence of human beings, or other
animals, within the limits of any City park or City facility.
Dogs or other animals that exhibit characteristics of
aggressive or unpredictable temperament or behavior in
the presence of human beings, other dogs or other
animals, as determined by the department director or City
park staff, will not be permitted at City parks and the
owner/caretaker will be asked to remove such animals.

PARKS & COMMUNITY CENTERS

The City of Commerce Department of Parks and Recreation maintains seven recreational facilities and an aquatic complex.
Each park offers the residents a meeting room with kitchen facility and a variety of activities such as billiards, softball, baseball,
T.V. viewing, volleyball and basketball.

Batres Community Senior Citizens Center
Center/Bandini Park
(The Senior Citizens Center is a
4725 Astor Avenue restricted facility for adults 50 years &
(323) 264-5045 older.)
10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 2555 Commerce Way
Monday - Friday (323) 887-4430
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, Thursday & Friday
Recreation Center Supervisor - Ernie Cadenas 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday
Saturdays, Sundays & major holidays closed.
Brenda Villa Senior Center Supervisor - Ann Berroteran
Aquatic Center
Teen Center
5600 Harbor Street
(323) 887-4404 5107 Astor Avenue
See page 16 for schedule. (323) 264-4665
Aquatic Program Manager - Monday - Wednesday:
Rachel Baltierra 1:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Bristow Park Friday: 1:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
1466 S. McDonnell Avenue Teen Center Supervisor - Marcus Enriquez
(323) 269-5603
10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Veterans
Monday - Friday Memorial Park
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Recreation Center Supervisor - Laura Logan 6364 Zindell Avenue
(562) 927-1515
Camp Commerce 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
465 S. Highway #173 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 Recreation Center Supervisor -
(909) 337-6680 Mary Anne Griego-Talley
Camp Commerce is located in Lake Note: Resident & Industrial resident activity card holders
Arrowhead on a 2.2 acre parcel only. No guests!
and contains 10 two story individual cabins, a lodge with
a pool table, wood burning fire place, dining hall, craft Fines for biking, skating,
facilities, swimming pool and jacuzzi. skateboarding

Rosewood Park At its meeting of May 3, 2011, the City Council approved
amendments to sections 9.06.020 (2) and 9.06.021 (4) of the
5600 Harbor Street Municipal Code, which prohibit bicycling, skate boarding,
(323) 887-4427 roller skating, rollerblading, and similar activities in city parks.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Violators may be subject to fines of $108 for the first
Monday - Friday offense and up to $380 for additional offense.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 3
Saturday & Sunday
Recreation Center Supervisor - Terry Ann Westmore

RESIDENT ACTIVITY CARD

Only City of Commerce residents may obtain a Resident Hours to Obtain A Resident Activity Card
Activity Card. The following defines residency.
Residency is defined as: Residents may obtain a Resident Activity Card at the Brenda
1. A residential unit as a house, apartment, or condominium. Villa Aquatic Center during the following hours: Monday thru
Hotels are not included. Friday 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from
Resident is defined as: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
2. Residents who reside full time in homes located in the City Residents must bring their expired Resident Activity Card.
of Commerce. Minors or adult children attending college are When applying for new cards, residents will need to bring a
eligible for resident cards. California Driver License or Photo I.D. and documents
proving residency in the City. Resident card renewals will cost
Requirements $5.00. Lost cards are subject to a $5.00 charge.

Adults: Any person 18 years and older is considered an adult Registration Fees
and must bring the following: California Driver License/Calif.
ID and current utility bill in their own name with a Commerce All fees payable at the time of registration, we accept cash,
address. Everyone must have a California Drivers License or personal checks, and debit/visa cards. The City of Commerce
California ID with their Commerce address on it. (A US check cashing policy requires that all checks be made payable
passport may be used to verify the identity.) to the City of Commerce, and a current California Driver
License or Identification Card must be presented. There will
Family Members Ages 18 - 27 be a charge for all returned checks. Material fees are subject
living with parents must bring the following: to change after the publication of this brochure.

California Driver License/California ID and one of the Cancellations
following: current bank statement, current credit card
statement, school registration in your own name with a All prepaid ticketed excursions are non-refundable.
Commerce address, or a current pay check stub with a All other refunds must be requested in person or by email
Commerce address on it. You must come in with your minimum of 3 business days prior to the event.
parent and/or bring in parent’s current utility bill and parent’s
California Driver License or California ID. Resident Card Penalties

Senior Citizens At its meeting of September 7, 2010, the City Council
approved amendments to Chapter 9.06.025 of the Municipal
California Driver License or a California I.D., and a current Code to include penalties for individuals who fraudulently
utility bill. A permanent Resident Activity Card will be issued obtain resident cards, as well as penalties for residents who
to seniors 70 years and older. The permanent resident assist others to fraudulently obtain resident cards. Penalties
activity card must be renewed every 5 years, free of charge. include the revocation of activity cards for one year and
repayment for City services obtained using fraudulent cards.
Non-Resident Grandchildren New provisions include:
of Commerce Residents 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to allow another use of
his/her address for the purpose of establishing a false
Grandparents applying for this card must have a current card residency or to falsely identify him/herself as a resident of the
and bring in reasonable proof of parentage to obtain this card. City of Commerce;
Grandchildren must be 18 years of age or younger to obtain a 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly obtain,
card. Residency expires on their 19th birthday. The original provide, sell, or transfer to others any document for the
birth certificate must be shown for proof of age. purpose of establishing false residency status or applying for
an activity card;
Industrial Activity Card 3. If an individual violates the provisions of these sections, all
Resident Activity Cards held by anyone in the household will
Industrial Residency is defined as: be revoked for a period of one year;
An individual that works for a company located within the City 4. Card holders who obtain resident cards fraudulently or who
of Commerce. Industrial residents may purchase an I.R.C. enable others to obtain resident cards fraudulently may be
for an annual fee of $180.00. The fee can be pro-rated asked to re-pay the City for expenses related to the
depending on the month joined. The Industrial Card holder is cardholder’s participation in City recreation programs; and,
entitled to use the physical fitness facilities at the Brenda Villa 5. The provisions of this statute shall not preclude prosecution
Aquatic Center. They are also able to participate in all adult under any other statute.
classes. Annual fee is subject to change.

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CITYWIDE SPECIAL EVENTS

SEPTEMBER NOVEMBER 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk

Fiestas Patrias Annual Veterans Day Ceremony SaWtuerd’vaey, Nsocvaermebdert1h7,e20t1u8rkey away
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Sunday, September 16, 2018 Sunday, November 11, 2018 2535 Commerce Way
Bristow Park 10:00 a.m. Free for all ages 5K Run begins at 8:10 a.m. SHARP!
3:00 - 9:00 p.m. Front steps of City Hall Residents free with current resident
Enjoy music, delicious food, games, and In the City’s rich tradition, this annual ceremony activity card.
raffles. Free “Shuttle Express” to Bristow Park honors, pays tribute, and gives thanks to all $20.00 Non-residents preregistration
from Rosewood Park parking lot. veterans of the Armed Forces of the United $25.00 Non-resident on-site registration
States of America. The City of Commerce Parks and Recreation
Department will host a morning 5K run
Concert in the Park through the residential area of Rosewood
Park. From serious runners who want to run
“Tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month” a 5K or for those who want to walk, all are
Concert in the Park welcome to participate. Awards are issued to
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Thursday, October 25, 2018 DECEMBER
Rosewood Park
5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Community Tree Lighting
Hocus Pocus on the big screen. Movie begins
at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Monday, December 3, 2018
6:00 p.m. Sharp!
Dia De Los Muertos Rockin around the Christmas Tree. This is
the Season to give, please bring an
Bristow Park unwrapped toy that will later be distributed to
less fortunate children in our community. For
Sunday, October 28, 2018 more information, call the Department of
Parks and Recreation at (323) 887-4434.
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. All Ages
Santa Visit
Join us in celebrating and honoring our love
Monday, December 3, 2018
ones that have passed away. Immediately following the tree lighting.
Front steps of City Hall
Activities include: Children’s craft workshop, Free
Welcome Santa for his yearly visit to
live music, food, dancing, unique altars and Little Gobble Wobblers Commerce. Santa is available for a quick
picture, so bring your camera.
more. Saturday, November 17, 2018
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6:00 p.m. sharp!
All Parks - Free to all ages information at (323) 887-4434.
Everyone is invited to our annual Halloween
Costume Parade and Games. Trophies will be

awarded to various age groups, best

decorated pumpkin and best pet costume.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Fall Park Program Halloween Activities

Ages: 6-12 years Registration for Halloween park activities begins on
Monday, October 1 - Friday, December 7 Monday, October 22, 2018 at your local park.
Rosewood and Veterans Park: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Bandini and Bristow Park: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Halloween Night Activities

Join us for some afterschool FUN. *see City Wide Special Events page or flyer.
Mondays - Wacky Science Experiments
Tuesdays - Indoor Games Pumpkin Decorating
Wednesdays - Creative Crafts
Thursdays - What’s Cooking? Friday, October 26, 2018
T.G.I.F - Movie/Outdoor Game Challenge
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Ages: 6-12 years
Kids-Ercise
Bring your pumpkins and we will supply safe carving tools,
Ages: 5-11 years
Rosewood Park stickers, paint, glitter, flickering lights, etc. Staff will assist you in
Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. transforming your pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern.
Instructor: Jessica Le Cheminant
For more information please call (323) 887-4434. Spooktacular Crafts

Youth Ceramics & Pottery Monday, October 29, 2018

Ages: 8 - 11 yrs. 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Ages: 6-12 years
This is a fun & educational class for youth interested in
working with clay. The instructor will teach you how to build Space is limited to 15 per park.
and create unique pieces of art.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Join us as we make the creepiest craft ever.
Fee: $5.00 for 9 week session.
Class will begin Tuesday, September 25, 2018 and end on Something’s Brewing
Monday, November 19, 2018.
Class registration will be held on the first day of class. Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Current resident activity card required for registration.
*All class times and dates subject to change. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Ages: 6-12 years
Instructor: Beatriz Jaramillo
Space is limited to 15 per park.

Come see what we have cooking in the cauldron.

Goblin Give-Away

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Ages: 3-10 years
Register at your local park beginning Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
Goblin will be calling between 8:30 - 8:45 p.m. Make sure you’re
home for your chance to be the lucky winner! Goblin winner can
pick up their prize at the park where they are registered
beginning Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Tiny Times

Itsy Bitsy Halloween Tiny Pajama Party Tiny Tunes

Friday, October 26, 2018 Friday, December 7, 2018 Saturdays, December 8, 15 & 22, 2018

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Senior Center 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Bandini Park 9:30 -10:45 a.m.

Cost: Free Cost: Free Veterans Memorial Park

Ages: 2-5 years Ages: 2-5 years Cost: Free

Join us for Halloween activities for the little ones! Come and enjoy an evening of games, Ages: 3-5 years

Please no costumes, but both child and guest crafts and story time while wearing Come for an hour filled with silly songs,

adult/s may come dressed in Halloween inspired your PJs. A special prize will be given musical games, singing, dancing, and

attire. Children must be accompanied by an to the family with the best pajamas. instrumental activities. Children must

adult. Children older than 5 years are not Children must be accompanied by an be accompanied by an adult.

allowed in the event area. Sign up at your local adult. Children older than 5 years are Sign up at your local park beginning

park beginning Tuesday, October 9, 2018. not allowed in the event area. Sign up Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Space is limited. Current resident activity card at your local park beginning Tuesday, Space is limited. Current resident

required for child only. November 6, 2018. Space is limited. activity card required for child only.
Current resident activity card required
8 for child only.

ADULT EXCURSIONS

Sign up for trips at the Department of Parks and Recreation office. Trips will be cancelled if a minimum of twenty participants are not enrolled 48
hours prior to the trip date. All trips depart from City Hall parking lot. Excursions are for adults 18 years and older, except for Oktoberfest which is
for adults 21 years and older.

Oktoberfest @ Alpine Village Riverside Festival of Lights Old Town Temecula

(21 years and older) Saturday, November 24, 2018 Saturday, January 12, 2019
2:00 - 10:00 p.m. Free
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Unleash your holiday spirit by joining us as we 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Free
4:30 - 10:00 p.m. $ 25 view over 4 million lights. Enjoy ice skating
Alpine Village is celebrating its 50th year hosting under the stars at an outdoor rink, horse-drawn Located in the heart of Temecula, the
Oktoberfest. Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by carriage rides, scrumptious holiday food and
Oom Pah Pah party bands. Your belly will leave full drinks, free live bands, and a nightly Old Town District blends historic
with traditional German food, and your thirst will be appearance by Santa Claus and live reindeer.
quenched by delicious German Beers brewed by Registration begins Tuesday, buildings with antique dealers, unique
Paulaner. Registration begins Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
September 11, 2018. Registration ends shopping, and restaurants. You may
Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
also visit the Temecula Valley Museum,

stroll along the wooden boardwalks or

check out the popular Farmer’s Market.

Registration begins Tuesday,

December 11, 2018.

FAMILY EXCURSIONS

Sign up for trips at the Department of Parks and Recreation office. Trips will be cancelled if a minimum of twenty participants are not enrolled 48
hours prior to the trip date. All trips depart from City Hall parking lot.

Irvine Park Railroad’s Disney on Ice Rose Parade

Pumpkin Patch Thursday, December 13, Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Saturday, October 13, 2018 2018 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Free
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free
5:30 - 10:00 p.m. Come view amazing marching bands
(some activities have a fee)
Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family. Activities: train $16 per person (children 1 year and under from throughout the nation, majestic
ride, hay ride, pumpkin patch, photo booth, hay maze,
bounce houses, pony rides and more. Some of the are free, but must sit on parents lap) floats, and equestrian units that will
listed activities are free and some have a fee. Bring a
picnic lunch and sit under the trees or purchase food Join Moana, Maui, Anna, Elsa, Rapunzel, dazzle your Tuesday morning.
from the food stands.
Registration begins Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Belle, and Cinderella, along with Mickey Dress warm and bring food and chairs.

and friends as they discover their inner hero Registration begins Tuesday,

as Disney on Ice presents Dare To Dream! December 4, 2018

Registration begins Tuesday,

November 13, 2018

KIDS CLUB

The City of Commerce Department of Parks and Recreation is offering an “After School Kids Club” which is an after school

program for young students, K thru 8th grades enrolled at Rosewood Elementary School and students registered at Bandini

School grades 1st thru 5th. Other schools are welcomed. For more information, see special registration requirements.

Upon dismissal from school, students who are registered in the program are met by trained City staff

at a designated location at the school. The group of students and staff walk back to the park, where

they are offered a snack, recreational activities and homework study time until they are picked up by

the authorized parent/guardian. Children are encouraged to participate in park programs and

league sports.

After School Kids Club is conducted every school day (AFKC is not conducted on holidays or

teacher in-service days), Monday thru Friday, after school until 6:00 p.m. Kids Club brochures are

available at your school or park office. For more information, call Rosewood Park (323) 887-4427.

Cost: Residents $30.00/week Non-Residents $50.00/week 9

TEEN CENTER

Teen Center Video Games and Recreational Games Early Thursdays

5107 Astor Ave. The Teen Center is equipped with two Sony PlayStation 4’s, Wii Pre-teens only, 11-13 years old
(323) 838-4246 U, along with the latest games like Fortnite, COD, Just Dance Every Thursday a special activity will be
Center Supervisor - and Smash Bros. Join us to prove you’re the best with weekly planned to keep the Pre-teens active and
Marcus Enriquez tournaments. entertained (sports, movies, tournaments
We also have the classics, such as Skee Ball, Pool, Ping-Pong, and small trips). Transportation will be
Hours of Operation Air Hockey, Table Hockey and all the latest board games. available from Rosewood Park to the
Show us your skills on our basketball court or volleyball court. Teen Center.
Monday - Wednesday: Must present a current resident activity card and have a signed Thursdays: 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
1:30 - 8:30 p.m. Teen Center Rules and Regulations Contract by parents on file.
Thursday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m. Contracts are available at the Teen Center. Girlology
Friday: 1:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday Teen Center Programs Come out and join the Girl’s Club. We
Ages: 11 - 18 not only do girly things like mani’s &
(High School Seniors) pedi’s, but we also get our hands dirty
doing volunteer work & learning about
Register for all activities and Teen Center programs are open to ages 11 - 18 the environment with going green
excursions at the Teen Center. (high school Seniors) projects. We are a well-balanced club
For information call the unless otherwise specified. All programs, activities, and fees are that also takes time to learn about the
Teen Center at (323) 838-4246. subject to change. diverse cultures all around us, current
events, résumé building, and the
Youth Advisory First Things First! meaning of “Girl Code”. It’s a great way
Commission to express yourself and meet new
Homework helpers will be provided after school to help with friends.
Get involved! Express your ideas homework. Teens & pre-teens can also be escorted to the local Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
at the Youth Advisory Commission library to get the resources they need for projects and reports.
(Y.A.C.) meeting. We will also help anytime we can! iCare
Every 1st Monday of each month Mondays - Fridays: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Ever wonder what happens inside your
at the Teen Center at 7:00 p.m. Adventure Club body? Come and learn about how
All Teens and Pre Teens are health, nutrition, and fitness affect how
Road Trip!!!!!!!! Do you like having fun in the great outdoors, you look and feel. Come and learn how
encouraged to attend the to build muscle, get toned, and have
meetings and share their concerns taking road trips and just getting out of the house? energy throughout the day.
and ideas on teen programming. Then the Adventure Club is for you. It’s everything from hiking, Wednesdays and Fridays:
biking, kayaking, fishing, camping, travelling and more! Come 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Transportation is provided.
join us on our adventures! Man vs. Wild

Teen Center Van Shuttle Fridays: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Come learn the art of survival in the
wilderness and urban areas.
A van is provided to shuttle Birthday Party Mondays: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Teens and Teens from all
parks to the Teen Center. Every month the Teen Center will celebrate our teens’ birthdays. Bon Appétit
Mondays - Friday: You must register your birthday with the Teen Center staff. We
1:30 - 8:00 p.m. supply the cake and you make the party! Discover your inner chef! Travel around
*All Teens must return to their Last Friday of each month at 6:00 p.m. the world through our delicious,
one-of-a-kind cooking class. You will
local parks by 8:00 p.m. Calligraphy discover how to make various dishes,
Call the Teen Center from your pastries and goodies from different
countries. Sign up at the Teen Center.
local park for pick up. Express yourself by learning the art of calligraphy. Space is limited.
Mondays: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays:

Computers 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Pre-Teens) & 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Teens)

Computers are available during Drum Basics
Teen Center hours.

Mondays - Thursdays: Come join us in learning the fundamentals of drumming in a fun

1:30 - 8:15 p.m. and friendly environment.

Fridays: 1:30 - 8:30 p.m. Drumsticks and pads will be provided.

Must present a current resident Mondays: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

activity card and have a signed Fridays: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Teen Center Rules and

Regulations Contract by parents

on file. Contracts are available at

the Teen Center.

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Teen & Pre-teen December
Clubs
Roller Skating
Be a part of the fun and join your local teen or pre-teen club
today. Each park has a Teen & Pre-teen Club. Teens and Come join us for a fun night of roller skating to your favorite music.
Pre-teens can sign up at your local park or the Teen Center. Friday, December 21, 2018
The clubs meet once a week to plan activities, community Cost: $15.00
service projects, play games and go on trips to amusement 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
parks, museums and hikes! Check with your local park for
your club’s dates and times. The Arts at the Teen Center

College for Teens Unplugged Dance

The Teen Center will be taking college tours throughout the Have fun learning jazz techniques and jazz dances. We put on our own student
year. We will be going to UCLA, USC, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal choreographed productions as well as perform for outside events. All levels
State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills, CSUF and many more. welcome, this class will be taking trips to see dance performances.
Please call us if you are interested in participating in the Monday - Wednesday
college tours. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m.
Unplugged Performing Arts
Teen Center Trips
& Events Come be a part of our musical theatre group. Explore acting, singing, and
dancing while creating friendships. Anyone interested in building a stage,
September making show props, or being part of our stage crew is welcomed.
Come and try it all!
Knott’s Scary Farm Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For a spooky Friday night join us on our annual Knott’s Scary Ages: 11-18 yrs. (high school Seniors)
Farm trip as we dare to bear thru 60 acres of horror filled,
terrifying mazes and scare zones.
Friday, September 21, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Cost: $42
Register now at the Teen Center
Registration ends Friday, September 14, 2018

October

ROCKTOBER Unplugged Performing Arts presents
Hairspray: the Musical
Friday, October 5, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Please come and support Unplugged as they perform their production of the
Come join the Southern California Teen Coalition and teens musical Hairspray.
from all around Southern California. We will be going to December 13 - 16, 2018. Show times TBD
Boomers! in the city of Irvine. Meet new and interesting Tickets on sale at the Teen Center starting Saturday, December 1, 2018.
friends, get a cool shirt, have fun on the rides and dance the
night away! Dinner is included. Unplugged Junior
Cost: $20 on or before Thursday, September 20, 2018
$25 starting Friday, September 21, 2018 Come be a part of our little musical theatre group.
Registration begins Thursday, August 16 at the Teen Center. Explore acting, singing, and dancing while creating friendships.
Registration ends Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Tuesdays and Thursdays
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
November Ages: 5-12 yrs.

Magic Mountain Unplugged Junior presents Mary Poppins Jr.

Come and join us for a trip to California’s most exciting Please come and support Unplugged Junior as they perform their production of
amusement park. the musical Mary Poppins Jr.
Saturday, November 17, 2018 October 5 - 7, 2018. Show times TBD
Cost: $43.99 Tickets on sale at the Teen Center starting Friday, September 21, 2018.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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SPECIALTY ARTS & CRAFTS

Arts & Crafts Coordinator One Day Specialty Classes
Brenda Diaz
Dia de Los Muertos Wreath
Fall session begins the week of September 24
and ends the week of November 26. In this class you will be making a
Classes run 10 weeks. one of a kind decorative wreath.
*All class times and dates are subject to change. Saturday, October 20, 2018
Class registration will be held on the first day of class. All classes Bandini Park Ceramic Studio
must have 10 registered participants and maintain a minimum of 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
7 participants throughout the 10 week program or the class will $12.00 Residents, $22.00 Non-residents
discontinue. Current resident activity card required for Registration begins Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Department of
registration. All participants must be 16 years & older. Parks & Recreation office. Space is limited.
Instructor: Denise Barajas
Adult Scrap Booking
Fall Wreath
In this class, you will learn a variety of creative ways to display
your photos. Our experienced instructors are up-to-date with all Come enjoy a slice of pie as you create
the latest techniques & tools. Gather your photos & scrapbook your very own festive fall wreath.
and come join the fun. Saturday, November 10, 2018
Bandini Park - Tuesdays: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bandini Park
Class fee: $20.00 Residents, $50.00 Non-residents 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Denise Barajas $12.00 Residents, $22.00 Non-residents
Registration begins Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Department of
Stamp Studio Parks & Recreation office. Space is limited.
Instructor: Pat Wetton
In this class you will create fun 3D cards that you can’t buy in any
store. The instructor is extremely talented & fun to work with. A Holiday Faire 2018
list of personal supplies needed will be given out on the first day
of class. It’s the most wonderful time of the year to craft together and share some
Bandini Park - Thursdays: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Holiday Cheer!
Class fee: $20.00 Residents, $50.00 Non-residents Saturday, December 8, 2018
Instructor: Yolanda Boone Matas Senior Center
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ceramics, Wheel Throwing & Sculpting Continental Breakfast Social from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Residents: $5.00
Our extremely talented instructor will lead you through a hands-on Non-residents: $20.00
pottery experience both intense and playful, helping you grasp the Space is limited. Pre-registration will begin Monday, October 1, 2018 at the
skills necessary to create ceramic art or functional pottery. Our Department of Parks & Recreation office. Current resident activity card
well-equipped studio at Bandini Park has an enjoyable setting that required. Ages 15 yrs. & up. Walk-ins on the day of the event will be allowed
will enable you to expand your creativity and create your own upon availability.
work of art. This class is geared for beginners to fine artists.
Morning classes: Children’s Holiday Faire
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We’re going to have an INCREDIBLE time!
Evening classes: Thursday, December 27, 2018
Mondays & Wednesdays Location: Bandini Park
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$20.00 materials fee Ages: 5-12 yrs.
Instructor: Beatriz Jaramillo Event flyer to follow
Registration begins on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at your local park.
Space is limited.
Current resident activity card required.

Crafters 4 Day Weekend at Camp Commerce

February 15 - 18, 2019
Residents: $50.00
Non-residents: $125.00
Registration for residents will begin on December 3, 2018
Registration for Non-residents will begin on January 4, 2019
Registration is on a first come, first served individual basis.

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DANCE PROGRAM

Registration is held in January and Recreation Jazz I Tap & Ballet
classes run through December.
Current resident card required. Instructor: Anthony Gutierrez Instructor: Evelynn Rodriguez
All classes are held at Bandini Park
Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. All classes are held at Bandini Park
Ages: 5-8 yrs.
Ballet Folklorico Tap and Ballet I

Instructor: Ariadna Cervantes-Lopez Monday & Friday 5:15 - 6:00 p.m.

All classes are held at Bristow Park Recreation Jazz II Ages: 4-6 yrs.

Ages: 5-17 yrs. Instructor: Anthony Gutierrez Tap and Ballet II
All classes are held at Bandini Park
Beginner Class Tuesday & Thursday 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Monday & Friday 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Ages: 9-13 yrs.
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. Ages: 7-10 yrs.

Intermediate Class *All Recreation Dance classes are free.
Days, times and location of Dance Classes
Friday 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. are subject to change.
*All Recreation Dance classes have limited
Advanced Class Tiny Dancers spaces, waiting list are available.

Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Jessica Le Cheminant

All classes are held at Bandini Park

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Ages: 3-5 yrs.

GOLF

Monthly Golf Recreation Park Golf Course El Dorado Golf Course
Tournament
September 1, 2018, Long Beach, CA November 10, 2018, Long Beach CA
Adults 18 years and older only - No exceptions. - no transportation provided. - no transportation provided.
You must bring your own golfing equipment. First Tee: 9:00 a.m. First Tee: 9:00 a.m.
Sign up for tournaments at the City Hall Registration: August 6, 2018 Registration: October 8, 2018
Department of Parks and Recreation office in Cost: $79.00 Cost: $81.00
person or by phone at (323) 887-4434
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Elkins Ranch Golf Course Terra Lago Golf Club
Once you have signed up, you are responsible
for that spot. If you cannot attend, it is up to October 6, 2018, Santa Paula, CA December 8, 2018, Indio, CA
you to find a replacement or pay the fees. 18 First Tee: 9:00 a.m. First Tee: 9:00 a.m.
holes of golf and cart rental are included in the Registration: September 3, 2018 Registration: November 5, 2018
fees. Cost: $65.00 Cost: $70.00
To be placed on the golf mailing list please
contact the Spots Office at (323) 887-4432. *All prices are subject to change.

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YOUTH AND ADULT SPORTS PROGRAM

Registration and Procedures Karate

Parents can register their child at their local park during each Gain self confidence, coordination, and discipline by learning the art of karate.
sports sign-up period. Please have your child’s current and valid Classes are taught by a certified instructor. A waiver form must be filled out for
resident activity card when registering. The following are the each participant.
sports registration policies for the Department of Parks and Rosewood Park Meeting Room
Recreation: Monday & Wednesday
• Once you register your child with a park team, you cannot 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Beginners 5-7 yrs.
7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Beginners 8 yrs. and older
withdraw their name and sign-up at another park. 8:00 - 8:45 p.m. Advanced
• If a team is full, you have the option of either placing your child Instructor: Manuel Prieto
Fall Season runs September - December. Current resident activity card required.
on a waiting list or signing them up at another park. You cannot
do both. Boxing
• A participant can only play in his/her age division. However, a
considerably skilled participant may play up a division by Our boxing program is designed to assist in developing self confidence,
parental request, but only after the child has been evaluated by self control, self discipline, boxing skills and physical conditioning.
the Sports Division. Competition is arranged by experience and skill level.
• If you register your child and there is not enough participants in Bristow Park
their specific division to form a team, you will have the option to Monday - Thursday: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
place them in the same division of the opposite gender, or at Ages: 8-19
the same division but at a different park. Instructors: Alfonso Marquez and Liliana Magana
For more information please call the Sports Office at Fall Season runs from September - December
(323) 887-4432. Current resident activity card required.
For more information please call (323) 263-2688 after 4:00 p.m.
Youth Basketball
Adult Slo-Pitch Softball League
Registration: Thursday, December 13, 2018
League begins Tuesday, January 15, 2019 For any adult interested in entering their team in the Commerce League, call the
Ages: 7-17 boys & girls Sports Office at (323) 887-4432.
Current resident activity card required.
Competitive Teams
Hot Shot Basketball
Commerce United Traveling Soccer Team
Registration: Thursday, December 13, 2018
League begins Saturday, January 19, 2019 Commerce United is looking for players interested in advancing their skills so
Ages: 4 ½-6 boys & girls they can participate at a more competitive level. The traveling soccer team plays
Current resident activity card required. in the Inter America Soccer League and state tournaments.
Ages: 11-17 years
5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk Tryouts: September 25, 26 & 27, 2018
6:00 p.m. at Bristow Park
S6:a3t0ur-d7a:y4,5NaoW.vmee.’mvbeers1c7a, r2e01d8 the turkey away Must bring cleats, shin guards, and current resident activity card.
Check-in andtoon-sriutenrewgiitstrhatitonheat CgihtyoHsatll, of 5K For more information, please contact Coach Alfred Jaramillo at (323) 269-5603.

2535 Commerce Way Commerce Ace’s Traveling Baseball Team
5K Run begins at 8:10 a.m. SHARP!
Residents free with current resident activity card. The Ace’s team is looking for baseball players that are willing to travel and
$20.00 Non-resident preregistration compete at a more competitive level. Anyone 9-12 years old are welcome. If
$25.00 Non-resident on-site registration you’re interested in playing baseball, please contact Coach Miguel Maravilla at
Bandini Park at (323) 264-5045.
T5hKe CTirtyicofkC-oomr-mTerrocetParks and Recreation Department will
Commerce Crush Traveling Volleyball Team
hSoasttuardmaoyr,nOincgt5oKberurn2t7h,ro2u0g1h8the residential area of Rosewood
twPFCoaoaowrnrmkitmn.tmnoFoeewrrroersacmlweikns,hfCeaoorlirliptomyaluaraHescterawiu.olenlnSlncoceouarmsvlleewtnhthoireopt-washartinircttisptoawtrielul.nbAeawa5avKraditlsoabathlreeosfioserswuaehdo The Crush coaching staff is looking for hardworking and dedicated girls to play in
nDoempianartlmfeeen. tPoicf kPuaprkresg&istRraeticornecaatriodsnat your local park or at the 2018-2019 season. The traveling volleyball team is now in their 26th season
C(3it2y3H)a8ll8. 7R-e4g4i3st4raotironvibseitgins Tuesday, October 23, 2018. and play in the Southern California Volleyball Association sponsored league and
Phtetopp:/l/eofnrileinnedl.yandoygflsipa.creowme/alcfohmpe/n. vex/#p=1 tournaments. Crush plays teams from Santa Barbara to San Diego and qualifying
teams may participate at the end of the season in a national tournament.
(Dogs must be on a leash and you must clean up after them) Ages: 12 & under
Tryout dates: October 6, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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October 7, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
ABCSSgeaaoegttmuusinr:rdmsd2aaea-y5t,ryc8N, e:Oo0v0Ccetaimot.ymbbeHe. rrSa12hll7a7,r,p22!0!01318580 yards Ages: 14 & under
FFroeremtoorreesiidnefontrsmwaitthiocnurcraenllttrheesidDeenpt aarcttmivietynctaordf .Parks & Tryout dates: October 6, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ARlel pcarertaictiipoannt(s3w23ill)re8c8e7iv-e44a3t4-shoirtvainsdit a medal.
Rhtetpgi:s//teornalitnteh.eaPnayrfklisp.&coRmec/arefahtpio/nnvDeexp/a#rptm=e1nt office or call the October 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tryouts are at Veterans Memorial Park. Current resident activity card
14Sports Division at (323) 887-4432 for more information. required. Please be prepared to stay for a parent meeting after all tryouts.
Commitment waiver and $100 deposit due Monday, October 15, 2018.
*$100 deposit will be used toward club fees.

ADULT FITNESS

Adult Fitness Step Aerobics Zumba

In the interest of both child and participant, Mixed Levels Rosewood Park
children under the age of 14 years are not Bandini Park Tuesday & Thursday
allowed to participate in adult classes. H.I.I.T. Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
(High Intensity Interval Training) classes are for 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Instructor: Paulina Zamudio
18 years and older. Instructor: Lorena Herrera Veterans Park
All classes are co-ed. Bristow Park Monday & Wednesday
Monday & Wednesday 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Registration 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Instructor: Paulina Zamudio
Friday
Register at your local park. Classes are free to 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Yoga
residents with a current resident activity card. Instructor: Lorena Herrera
Non-residents pay $30.00 and register a week Rosewood Park Bristow Park
after residents. Tuesday & Thursday Monday & Wednesday
Classes are 10 week sessions. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Classes and instructors are subject to change. Instructor: Guillermina Maldonado Instructor: Lorena Herrera
Stand By: Resident must have a current Veterans Park
resident card on hand or a picture of resident Tuesday & Thursday H.I.I.T
card on phone. Non-residents pay a $2.00 fee 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
per class. Instructor: Virginia Lopez ( High Intensity Intervals Training)
Veterans Park
Fall Registration Cardio Kickboxing Ages: 18 yrs. and older
Monday & Wednesday
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Veterans Park 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Non-resident registration: Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Instructor: Ray Zamora Jr.
Classes begin on Monday, November 12, 2018. Instructor: Jessica Le Cheminant Tuesday & Thursday
6:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Winter Registration Plates 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ray Zamora Jr.
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park Saturday
Non-resident registration: Monday & Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Instructor: Ray Zamora Jr.
Classes begin on Monday, January 21, 2019. Instructor: Paulina Zamudio
Adult Water Exercise Class

Brenda Villa Aquatic Center
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Residents: Free
Non-residents: $5.00 per class

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BRENDA VILLA AQUATIC CENTER

Recreational Swimming

Ages: 7 yrs. & older
Monday thru Friday: 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Closed evenings
Children under 7 years of age or less than 4 feet tall must be
accompanied by an adult. One child per one adult.
The Brenda Villa Aquatic Center reserves the right to change hours as
necessary.

Lap Swimming Only

Ages: 18 yrs. & older
Monday - Friday: 6:00 - 8:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dry Heat Saunas

Residents/Industrial Residents only.
Ages: 18 yrs. and older
Monday - Friday:
6:00 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Brenda Villa Aquatic Center has two indoor Physical Fitness Center
swimming pools, male and female locker room and
shower facilities, dry heat saunas, physical fitness Men/Women
rooms, children’s wading pool and built in stadium Ages: 16 yrs. & older
seating for 240. Regulation swimsuits are required Monday - Friday: 5:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
and shirts are prohibited. Regulation swimsuits are Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
those designed to be worn in water and are made of The Brenda Villa Aquatic Physical Fitness Center is open to Commerce
synthetic materials only. Swim diapers are required for Residents, with a current resident activity card, at no charge and
all infants. Facilities may be closed due to Industrial Residents that have paid the annual membership fees. The
inclement weather or poor attendance. physical fitness center is equipped with various physical development
*The Brenda Villa Aquatic Center reserves the right to and body toning equipment. Residents and Industrial Residents must
change hours or close the facility as needed, wear their current resident activity card on their gym attire when using
especially for sports events being hosted at the City of the Fitness Center. Membership for industrial residents is prorated for a
Commerce Brenda Villa Aquatic Center. year’s period. Actual cost depends on the month you register. When
using the fitness center, you must bring a hand towel to clean equipment
Fees after use.

Resident/Industrial Resident Adult Swim Lessons
(with a current resident activity card): Free
Resident/Industrial Resident Residents: $10.00 per person per month.
(without a resident activity card): $3.50 Non-resident: $24.00 per person per month.
Non-resident (all ages): $3.50 Registration for adult swim lessons is one week prior to the month of
Disabled (with valid proof): $1.00 lessons. Non-Residants may register 72 hours prior to the first class.
Senior Citizens (50 & older): $1.00 Monday & Wednesday: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Children’s Swim Lessons: $6.00 per person per A minimum of 6 participants is needed. Classes begin in September.
session with a current resident activity card. No class in December.
Adult Swim Lessons: Residents: $10.00 per person
per month with a current resident activity card only.
Non-residents: $24.00 per person per month

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Children’s Swim Lessons Registration

Registration will take place on Thursday, August 30 and September 27
at 5:00 p.m. Register in person at the lobby of the Brenda Villa Aquatic
Center. Participants must show a current resident activity card.
Wristbands will be placed on the individual’s wrist by staff between 5:00
- 5:30 p.m. Those that arrive after 5:30 p.m. will be placed on a waiting
list and allowed to register after all those with wristbands have
registered, if sessions are open. Numbers are drawn randomly. Fee is
$6.00 for a month session. Classes are offered in half hour periods on
Monday & Wednesday between 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. or Tuesday &
Thursday between 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Child may only participate in one
session per month.
NOTE: Children’s swim classes must have a minimum of four students
enrolled for half-hour classes to be taught. Adult classes and
competitive classes must have a minimum of six students for the class
to be taught.

Classes and Teams

Adult Water Exercise Class United States America Swimming Team

The adult water exercise program is designed to improve your range of The competitive aquatic team is open to Commerce
movement in neck, arms, back and leg areas. residents ages 5-18 and under the direction of certified
Ages: 18 yrs. & older United States Swimming coaches. Tryouts are held
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. twice a year: last Friday in August and first Friday in
Fees: February. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards
Residents/Industrial Residents: Free with current resident activity card using each of the competitive strokes [butterfly, back,
Non-residents: $5.00 breast, and free].
Non Resident Seniors: $2.50 Workouts:
For more information contact the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center at Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
(323) 887-4404. Class is limited to 46 participants. 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. (subject to change)

Adult Independent Exercise Swim United States Water Polo

Come and workout at your own pace in the small pool. Interested in learning the sport of Water Polo?
Ages: 18 yrs. & older If you are, then sign up for our Water Polo program.
Capacity is limited to 30 participants. You will be introduced to the sport and learn basic rules
Monday & Wednesday: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. and skills. The City also sponsors a highly competitive
Fees: National and International Men’s & Women’s U.S.
Residents/Industrial Residents: Free with current resident activity card Water Polo Program:
Non-residents: $3.50 18 & Under (Men & Women)
Non-resident Senior: $1.00 16 & Under (Men & Women)
14 & Under (Boys & Girls)
Pre-Competitive Swim Class 12 & Under (Boys& Girls)
10 &Under (Mixed teams)
This class is designed as a bridge between swim lessons and the Workouts: Tuesday & Thursday:
Competitive Aquatic Team. Participants must be at least 6 years old 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
and be able to swim 25 yards using freestyle, backstroke, and
breaststroke and have passed level 4. Instruction will focus on Adaptive Aquatics Swim Lessons
improving stroke technique and learning skills necessary for competitive
swimming. for Children
Cost: $15.00 per month
Workouts:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Competitive Aquatic Teams - Swimming Team

The City provides sponsorship of City residents in the Aquatic
Competitive Teams. Current resident activity cards are required.

If you have a child with adaptive abilities and would like

for them to learn how to swim, please contact the

Aquatics Program Manager at (323) 887-4404 to be

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CAMP COMMERCE

Fall, Winter, Spring

Schedule 2018 / 2019 Fees

October 19-21 Family Weekend Weekend Sessions: $15.00 per person
Senior Day Sessions: $2.00 per person
November 2-4 Senior Weekend Senior Weekend Sessions: $6.00 per person
4 years and under: FREE
November 16 Senior Day All fees must be paid at time of registration.
Cancellation and request for refunds must be made three (3) days
November 16-18 Family Weekend before session begins. Register now at the Department of Parks
& Recreation.
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 Family Weekend
Transportation
December 14-16 Family Weekend
The Camp Commerce bus will leave and return to City Hall
January 18-20 Family Weekend Parking Lot, 2535 Commerce Way for camping sessions.
Weekend groups will leave Fridays at 3:00 p.m. and return on
February 1-3 Family Weekend Sundays at approximately 3:30 p.m.

March 8-10 Family Weekend

March 22-24 Family Weekend

April 5-7 Family Weekend

April 26-28 Family Weekend

May 3 Senior Day

May 3-5 Family Weekend

May 31 - June 2 Senior Weekend

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SENIOR CENTER

Clubs Yoga Senior Citizens Free Swim

Auld Lang Syne Club Tuesday & Thursday: Senior Citizens are invited to free
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. swimming during regular operational
Meets on 2nd and last Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Instructor: Katalina Beltran hours. (See Aquatic schedule)
Resident: Free Resident: Free
Senior Center Staff Non-resident: $2.00 Non-resident: $2.00
Fees may apply for program supplies.
Sponsored Club Meeting
Meets on 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Arts & Crafts

Commerce Senior Citizens Club Crochet Class

Meets on last Tuesday of each month. 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Ann Perez
Social Club
Water Color Painting
Meets Every Friday at 10:30 a.m. except the second Friday of
each month for potluck. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Class starts on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -
Social Drop in Times Thursday, November 29, 2018
First time student fee: Resident $10.00, Non-resident $25.00
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Returning student fee: Residents $5.00, Non-residents $20.00
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Instructor: Randi Villalobos
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sports
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays and major Bowling
holidays closed.
Mondays: 12:15 - 3:00 p.m. 15 week sessions
Seasonal Dances
Cost: $8.97 for 3 games, does not include shoes.
Please call the Senior Center for details at (323) 887-4430
Softball (Seasonal)
Special Interest Programs
If you are interested in playing softball and/or going bowling, please call
Arthritis Exercise Class the Sports office at (323) 887-4432.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Senior Center Exercise Room
Class is sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation.
Instructor: Veronica Rueda The exercise room at the Senior Center is open to anyone 50 years of
age and older. The room is open during our Center’s normal hours of
BINGO operation. Please limit the time on each machine to 30 minutes or less
out of courtesy to those who may be waiting. Must bring your own
Wednesday & Friday: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. towel to clean equipment after use.
Play bingo for a variety of prizes.
Cost: $.25 cents per card or 6 cards for $1.00, per session. Excursions
There will be no bingo if it conflicts with a special event.
Commerce Residents over 50 yrs. may participate in trips co-sponsored
Chi Gong by the Senior Citizens Commission and the Parks and Recreation
Department of the City of Commerce. Trips are scheduled each month.
Monday: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Contact the Senior Center for information at (323) 887-4430.
Instructor: Nelson Ong
Temptations Tribute at the Ahmanson Theater
Movie
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Thursday: 12:30 p.m. Ages 40 and over.
Movie day will be canceled if it conflicts with a special event. Bristow: 2:15 p.m. SE: 2:30 p.m. TC: 2:45 p.m.

Salsa Dance and Latin Dance Social hour Senior Center: 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Ages 40 and over. Return time: 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katalina Beltran
Cost: Residents - $27.00

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Grand Central Market Special Activities

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Monday Night Football Health and Wellness Day and Flu
Bristow: 9:15 a.m.
SE: 9:30 a.m. TC: 9:45 a.m. Monday: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Shot Clinic - Sponsored by
Senior Center: 10:00 a.m.
Return time: 2:30 p.m. Cost: $2.00 Walgreens
Cost: Residents: $5.00 refundable Are you ready for some football?
deposit. Explore the grand Central Market and Come eat and watch with your friends Thursday, October 11, 2018
enjoy a delicious lunch from one of the many every Monday night at the Senior Center. 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
eateries. (Lunch is at your own cost) Please bring your Medicare card to ensure

Farmer’s Market & Lunch Movie Night that you receive a flu shot at no cost. Those

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018 not eligible for Medicare are still encouraged
Bristow: 9:00 a.m. 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. to come. We have several options available
SE: 9:15 a.m. TC: 9:30 a.m. Cost: $5.00 refundable deposit for you to receive a flu shot at no cost. In
Senior Center: 9:45 a.m. Tickets will need to be purchased in addition to the flu shots we will have some
Return time: 5:00 p.m. advance from the Senior Center Staff. vendors on-site doing some general medical
Cost: Residents - $5.00 refundable deposit. No need to bring your umbrellas as you screenings.
(Lunch is at your own cost)
Time to use those farmer’s market vouchers sit back and enjoy a presentation on the Halloween Dance
and purchase some fresh fruits and composing and production of Singing in
vegetables. Enjoy a delicious lunch with a the Rain. Following the presentation will Wednesday, October 31, 2018
variety of options and desserts. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
be a screening of the film. Food and
Camarillo Outlets snacks will be available for purchase. Cost: Free
Let out your inner child, dress up as
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Bristow: 9:00 a.m. Ice Cream Social/ something scary, cute, bizarre, or anything in
SE: 9:15 a.m. TC: 9:30 a.m.
Senior Center: 9:45 a.m. 90 birthday Party between. There will be food for sale (a menu
Return time: 8:00 p.m. will be posted for you), live entertainment,
Cost: Residents - $5.00 refundable deposit. Thursday, September 27, 2018 raffles and other fun activities. Be sure to
Christmas is just around the corner, so let’s 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. bring some candy to hand out to staff and
shop until we drop! There are plenty of Cost: TBA your friends, because you love us so much!
eateries to refuel in while you shop. You may Let’s have a sock hop of a time at the
even want to take a break and watch a movie.
City of Commerce Senior Center Diner! Winter Ball
Enchanted Forest of This 50’s event will be sure to make you
Lights and Dinner scream for ice cream! So dust off those Saturday, January 19, 2019
poodle skirts and leather jackets and join 4:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 us for an evening of fun and Cost: TBA
Bristow: 3:15 p.m. entertainment! We will also be Tickets will need to be purchased in advance
SE: 3:30 p.m. TC: 3:45 p.m. celebrating birthday for everyone 90 from the Senior Center. You will relish in a
Senior Center: 4:00 p.m. years of age. sit down dinner and dance the evening away.
Return time: 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Residents - $5.00 refundable deposit. Special Services
Let’s get into the holiday spirit and take a one
mile walk through the Enchanted Forest of Los Angeles County Telephone Reassurance Program
Lights at Descanso Gardens. Prior to our light
walk we will stop for dinner at the Westfield Food Bank This service provides a regular telephone contact to
Santa Anita Mall. The food court will offer check on the safety and well being of a senior adult
plenty of options for you to choose from. Distribution is on the 2nd living alone. Open to Commerce residents, 50
Wednesday of each month. years of age and older. For more information
Rose Parade Showcase of Floats 9:00 a.m. contact the Senior Center at (323) 887-4430.
Income restrictions apply.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Bristow: 5:15 a.m. For more information call Senior Citizens Ride
SE: 5:30 a.m. TC: 5:45 a.m. Community Services at Assistance Program
Senior Center: 6:00 a.m. (323) 887-4460 or the
Return time: 2:00 p.m. Senior Center at (323) 887-4430. The program is designed to provide Commerce
Cost: Residents - $5.00 refundable deposit & seniors with transportation to and from the Senior
pay your own entrance fee of $15.00. Nutrition Lunch Program Center, Monday - Friday. Please make a
It will be worth waking up early to see these
floats up close. Join other senior citizens from and Social Recreation reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Only
across the southland for this early bird sneak Activities Commerce seniors citizens 50 yrs. Call
peak hours, just for senior citizens. Bundle up Transportation (323) 887-4480 for more information.
and have your coffee ready while you walk Senior Citizens Center
around and see all of the beautiful floats from
the 2019 Rose Parade. The group will also Monday - Friday: Dial-A-Ride
stop to have breakfast.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dial-A-Ride paratransit service provides curb to curb

Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. service for Seniors and special needs customers.

Ages 60 & Older - $2.25 donation Dial-A-Ride riders may schedule a trip for any
Ages 59 & under - $4.50 donation purpose within 12 miles from City Hall. You are
Homebound: $2.50
required to preregister and provide proof of your
Reservations for lunch must be Commerce residency with a current resident activity
made the day before, no later
card. Hours of operation:
than 1:00 p.m.
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LIBRARY

Library Hours Library Storytimes Homework Help

Rosewood Library Weekly Storytime (Ages 4 - 8) begins at 6:00 p.m. Homework Center Hours
5655 Jillson St.
(323) 722-6660 • Rosewood Library Mondays • Bandini Library Tuesdays Students of all ages can get free Homework
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Veterans Library Wednesdays • Bristow Library Thursdays Help at any of the four Commerce Library
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Toddler Time for ages 0 - 3 years Homework Centers. No registration necessary;
Bandini Library walk-ins welcome.
2269 S. Atlantic Blvd.
(323) 887-4494/(323) 780-1176 Rosewood Library Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Monday - Thursday, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. Homework Center Hours
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday Friends Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5) All Libraries: Monday - Thursday 3 - 7 p.m.
Bristow Library
1466 S. McDonnell Ave. Bandini Library Fridays at 11:00 am Bandini & Bristow Park Libraries:
(323) 887-4492/(323) 265-1787
Monday - Thursday, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Book Clubs Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. English Book Club Free Online Homework Help

Veterans Library Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Elementary, middle, high school and college
6134 Greenwood Ave.
(323) 887-4493/(562) 927-1516 at Bandini Library students with a Commerce library card can get
Monday - Thursday, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Spanish Book Club free help with their homework in all subjects
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meets the Last Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. online from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. every day. Begin
Commerce Reads Center
5655 Jillson St. at Rosewood Library at www.cocpl.org, click on “E-Books & Digital
(323) 722-7323
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Teen Book Club Library,” then scroll down and click on “Live
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Homework Help.” Enter your Commerce library

Meets twice a month; schedule to be determined card number to connect with a tutor.

Meet with other teens and share your thoughts on our latest book. Assistance is also available in Spanish.

Check teens.cocpl.org for book selections and meeting

time/location. World Book Encyclopedia Online

Logic Study Group Students doing research can read and print
articles from the World Book Encyclopedia and

Meets once or twice a month; schedule to be determined other resources online for free. Begin at

Meet with other teens and learn about critical thinking and www.cocpl.org, click on “E-Books & Digital

argumentation. Check teens.cocpl.org for more the latest updates. Library,” then scroll down and click on “WORLD

Library Embajadoras BOOK WEB.” Enter your Commerce library card
number to begin researching.

Meetings every third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m at the

Commerce READs Center.

Library Programs In ‘N Out Burger Reading Program November
Children ages 4 to 12 can earn a free
September hamburger by reading five books. Day of the Dead program
Register at any Commerce library November 1 at Bandini Library
Commerce to College Fair October 8 - November 10 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 8 Honor the memory of your loved ones or pay tribute
Rosewood Park
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Teen Read Week: to something important in your life. Join us at the
Meet Author Darren A. Manley Bandini Library for an evening of crafts and food.
Hispanic Heritage Month
¡Viva Frida! Children’s Program Wanna share your story and get published? “Where the Wild Things Are”
Ages 5 - 10 (Registration required) Join us for a reading from Darren Manley, from
Friday, September 21 his book, How to Build a Time Machine. Then Pajama Storytimes
Rosewood Library he’ll share some tips about writing and getting Wear your pajamas! Meet the Wild Thing!
2:00 p.m. November 5 - Rosewood Library
your voice out there.
Banned Books Week: Sept. 23-29 November 6 - Bandini Library
Visit The Bike/La Bici and show us your library card at Rosewood Library
various Commerce locations to receive a free copy of a November 7 - Veterans Library
Banned Book. Celebrate your right to read! Visit the Friday, October 12
website for a complete list of November 8 - Bristow Library
locations and times to visit the Book Bike. 4:00 p.m.
All programs begin at 6:00 p.m.
October
Comic Book Invasion December
Starbucks Storytime & Puppet Show Join us for Commerce’s own mini
Saturday, October 6 at Starbucks
(Atlantic & Washington Blvd) comic-con! Meet comic book creators and Children’s Holiday Program
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. cosplayers; attend discussion panels, Saturday, December 1
workshops, and more! Council Chambers & Senior Center
Saturday, October 20 10:00 a.m.
Rosewood Library “Buster Balloon” performs a holiday show for children,
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. followed by a visit with Santa Claus, and box lunches

provided by the Commerce Casino. Free tickets

available at Commerce libraries at 1:00 p.m.

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