Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District
September eNews 
Let Fall Fun Begin!

Get moving. Get creative. Get into something new. A wide variety of Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District activities begin this month, perfect for you and your family to fall into fun! Mark your calendars for our exciting community events in the months ahead. Can't wait until the big comeback of our 27th Annual Holiday Festival on Wednesday evening, December 10th at our new Community Center! Be sure to put this one in your calendar now!

Have a great month! 

NEW Fall/Winter 2014
SPOTLIGHT is here! 

Register for fall classes & activities now!


Make your plans for Fall/Winter Fun with lots of exciting events, activities and classes for the whole family to enjoy. 

Special Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
for Meals on Wheels Fall Prevention Program 
Sunday September 7th
8:30 - 10:30 AM  (NEW time!)

Location: Chateau Room at PH Senior Center
233 Gregory Lane

Roll out of bed, grab the whole family and come on down for a delicious breakfast to help raise funds for Meals on Wheels Fall Prevention Program Fundraiser. Enjoy yummy pancakes/french toast, eggs, sausage and orange juice! Adults (11 & Up): $5 Children (5-10): $3 and Children (4 & under): FREE.

Mark your calendars!
Share the Magic
Friday, October 10th
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, PH

Call (925) 682-0898 to register.

All new show every year! Don't miss this spectacular evening filled with fun, mystery, and excitement. See illusions, card experts, close-up performers by the Society of American Magicians. Come in costume for a chance to win a prize. Pre-registration required. Sign up early, space is limited. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Admission: $10  
Sports Center Activities

Youth NFL Flag Football Fall League
Co-Ed (Grades 3-8)
Season runs October-November (6 weeks) 
Registration Deadline September 19 
Fee: $145/$130 (Dist. Res.) - Cost includes NFL sports shirt, a football and flag belt. More info to register online, visit
or call us at (925) 682-0896.

NFL Sponsored: Punt, Pass, Kick- FREE
Saturday, September 20, 10:00 am
The NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) program is a national skills competition.Sign up at the park on the day of event and come show off what you can do! Birth certificate required. Tennis shoes only. Location: Pleasant Hill Park Field: 147 Gregory Lane (Co-Ed, 8-13 yrs)

Youth & Pee-Wee
Tennis Lessons Available This Fall
Youth (6-12 yrs) & Pee Wee (4-5 yrs) have fun and learn skills fto play this lifelong sport. 
Sign Up Now! Register here
Aquatic Activities:

Cool Ways to Keep in Shape This Fall:

Get Ready to Swim, Bike & Run!
Register for Triathlon Training Camp 
Get prepared for the Family Fun Triathlon on November 2nd! Learn how to train for a triathlon with basic to intermediate swimming, cycling and running techniques. Includes information on bike safety and maintenance, transition training, nutrition and entry in Family Fun Triathlon. Ages 7 & up. Learn more, click here

Join Mt. Diablo Dolphins Swim Team
Mt. Diablo Dolphins is a registered USA Swim Club. Swimmers compete in USA swim meets this fall (short course season). Age group is determined by the swimmer's age for the 2015 summer season. Registration fees include USA Swimming membership. To register, click here

Parent-Tot Preschool Prep 
Location: New Pleasant Hill Community Center
 22 months-3 yrs

Parents! Come with your little one to enjoy songs, activities, and art while preparing your child to attend a preschool class on his/her own. Children will learn to be with others as parents exchange ideas. Bring snack daily. Enrollment is limited. Parent participant and registered child only. 

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Over Fifty & Fabulous Activities
Special Event:

Vagabond Players presents: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

September 12 | Friday | 1pm
Location: PH Senior Center, Chateau Room

Based around a group of six eccentric spellers competing in a spelling bee, run by an even quirkier, idiosyncratic adults.  This play is engaging and genuinely funny all the way to the end. It's a w-i-n-n-e-r! Tickets: $7 pre-sale or $12 day of (Ticket sales begin 8/4)


The Senior Center's Holiday Boutique, held on Saturday, November 22nd, is opening up space for outside crafters to sell their crafts. Woodworkers, painters, quilters, knitters, sewers and makers of wonderful things are welcome! Crafter entrance fee of $50 includes 6' table space. Interested parties should email Dagny Benz at or call  937-5706. Download Craft Vendor application here>


For more information on Over Fifty & Fabulous Activities, visit
Explore Your World With Us! 
Featured Travel Adventures
Mark Your Calendar:
PHRec & Park District Travel Services Presents: Warm Winter Get-A-Ways

Tuesday, October 14th | 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Location:  PH Community Center, 320 Civic Drive

What better way to stay warm this winter than a trip to Athens, The Greek Isles or Nuevo Vallarta? Learn more about these exciting travel adventures at this special evening of presentation. Come explore your world with us! FREE!


Hurry! Arizona Spring Baseball Training Tour Is Filling FAST!

$50 discount if booked by November 1st!

Get ready for a new baseball season! Enjoy 4 night accommodations in Phoenix, Arizona, where you will have a chance to see 2 ballgames of one of the following teams (guaranteed): Oakland A's, SF Giants, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres or the Los Angeles Angels. Full ballgame schedule will be distributed on trip. In addition to the games. $1,599/pp (double occupancy) | $1,899/pp (single occupancy)


For more travel information and pricing, contact our Travel Services Coordinator, Cassie Eternal at (925) 798-8747 (TRIP) or via email at 
Planning a Holiday Party?
Whether its an office party or family celebration, we have the perfect setting for a memorable and festive holiday event. Three beautiful new spaces available. 
Click here to view facilities

Contact Ryan Herriman to resere you perfect space now.
Phone: (925) 676-5200   

Urban Farm Gardening Workshops 

Available this Fall!

Fall gardening is rewarding and easy! Learn about seeding, transplanting and cultivation, integrated pest management, harvesting, produce preservation and winter garden prep. Five workshop sessions available ($25/workshop).  
Download Workshop Flyer here>


Classes held at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, 315 Cortsen Rd in Pleasant Hill. Interested? Contact Marian Woodard at or call (925) 890-7289 (leave message)


Want more local gardening info? Download P.H. Garden Club Newsletter here

Be Part of the Magic!
Sponsor the 27th Annual Holiday Festival!
December 10 | NEW Community Center | 5:00 - 8:30 PM 
It's back! With the completion of the new Pleasant Hill Community Center, the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District is thrilled to bring back their annual Holiday Festival - one of the largest and most popular family holiday event in the community. Local sponsorships will allow us to bring back the magic in a spectacular way and create a memorable holiday experience for all ages. 

Interested?! Please contact Jen Thoits at (925) 937-2707 or or Katrina Hunn at (925) 691-5645 or

Mark your calendars!


October 5- Pancake Breakfast
New Time: 8:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 322 Gregory Lane

Adults (11+): $5, Children (5-10): $3, 4 & under: Free!


October 10 - Share the Magic 
New Location: Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive

October 24 - Trunk R Treat 
Location: Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane, PH

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