Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District
October eNews
Spook-tacular Fun Ahead!

Carve out some family time this month with lots of fun fall events and activities. Visit us in the Fun Zone at Pleasant Hill's Art Jazz & Wine Festival on October 4 & 5th. Be amazed at 'Share the Magic' magic show on October 10th at the new Community Center. Take the whole family to 'Trunk or Treat' on the 24th in the Pleasant Hill Park parking lot for a zany spin on the trick-R-treating tradition. And don't forget to gear up for the Family Fun Triathlon on November 2nd!

Get ready for some wicked fun! 
Family Pancake Breakfast 
Sunday, Oct. 5, 8:30-10:30am
Location: PH Senior Center Chateau Room

Enjoy a stack of pancakes or French Toast, eggs, sausage and orange juice and coffee. All ages welcome! Adults (11+): $5, Children (5-10): $3, 4 & under: Free
Special Book Sale in the Dining Room to support "Friends of the Library"

Share the Magic
Friday, October 10th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
New Location: Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, PH

Call (925) 682-0898 to register.

All new magic show every year! Don't miss this spectacular evening filled with fun, mystery, and excitement.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Admission: $10  
Trunk or Treat    
Friday, October 24, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: PH Teen Center Parking Lot, 147 Gregory Lane

Don't miss this zany spin on the 'trick-or-treat' tradition! Collect candy from decorated car trunks. Kids crafts, activities and a goodie bags. Hot dogs and drinks available ($1 each). Sponsored by Generations Church. 

Don't want to trick or treat? Register your decorated car trunk for a chance to win a great prize.  Car Trunk Entry Fee: $5  
Click here to enter car 

Halloween Hafla 

Sunday, October 26, 5:30 PM
Have a howling good time at Sharifa's annual belly dance Halloween Hafla! Wear a costume, bring the family and celebrate Halloween with quirky belly dance entertainment provided by Sharifa's belly dance students and friends. Shop for costumes and gifts at the bazaar! Bring a big potluck dish to share. Children's costume contest. Belly Dance Student Showcase 6pm - 8pm, doors open 5:30pm. Pre-registration recommended. 
Admission: $10 per single adult, Children 12 & under free and Seniors $5.

Family Fun Triathlon (8 yrs & up)
Sunday, November 2, 8:00 am
Location: PH Education Center, 1 Santa Barbara Rd.
Race day check-in begins at 8:00 am, race starts at 9:00 am
Pre-register by October 16 to be guaranteed a t-shirt

Enter in this non-competitive, family, fun fitness triathlon event which incorporates swimming, bicycling and running!

14 & Under: 250-yard swim, 5-mile bike, 2-mile run
15 & Over: 500-yard swim, 10-mile bike, 4-mile run


  8251.401 Individual or 8252.401 Relay (up to 3)
Adult Activities:

Featured Adult Classes

October Aqua Zumba! (16 yrs & up)
October 6 - 29*| Mondays & Wednesdays | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane
Instructor: Sandra Franklin, Certified Aqua Zumba Instructor

Try out this fun cardio-conditioning and body toning class that feels like a party! 
Aqua Zumba is great for people who have joint problems, mobility issues, chronic conditions, weight issues, pregnant women or any healthy adult who wants a complete workout without stressing the joints. No swimming skills required. Water shoes recommended.*No class 10/13
7 weeks | $68/$55 (Dist. Res.) | Drop-in: $10
PHRec Adult Open Gym Program

September 12 - December 26, 2014

Location: PH Education Center Gym
(PH Middle School) at 1 Santa Barbara Road, PH 
Drop In: $5 per person 

Basketball: Mon, 6 - 8 PM and Fri, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Badminton: Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

For more adult, teen, youth and preschool sports activities, visit our Sports Center

Explore Your (Local) World With Us! 
Featured Travel Adventures
Play San Francisco Tourist
November 18, 2014 | Depart: 10 AM | Return: 5:30 PM

Explore beautiful San Francisco! Tour the City in comfort aboard the Ride the Duckstour, then head to Rainforest Cafe for lunch. Top off your day visiting the fascinating new wax museum at Madame Tussaud's. Price: $120/pp

For more travel information and pricing, contact our Travel Services Coordinator, Cassie Eternal at (925) 798-8747 (TRIP) or via email at 
Over Fifty & Fabulous Activities


Care Management Series Presents:  FREE!

The Facts on Alzheimer's Disease
presented by the Alzheimer's Association

October 9, 2:00 -2:30 PM

Location: PH Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane

This series is sponsored by the Chateau's of Pleasant Hill. Space is limited.
RSVP required.  Call (925) 798-8788. 


Special Events:
Beyond Betrayal: The Art of Forgiveness
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1pm in Chateau Room

Learn how to move beyond betrayal that may have happened in your life. This special presentation will define five steps necessary to let go of the resentment and hurt and live in the present with a forgiving heart. Please RSVP by calling 798-8788.


Friday, October 24th at 3pm in Dining Room

Cozy up with us for the perfect Fall Happy Hour.  Wine, food and laughter with a chance to win some prizes! Sponsored by the Chateau's of Pleasant Hill.

Tickets: $10 presale or $15 day of (based on availability).  



Friday, Oct. 24 * 1pm in Chateau Room

"Age of Champions" is the inspiring story that captures the triumphant spirit of these competitors as they tackle the challenges of old age with grace, humor and optimism.  Sponsored by Day Real Estate. Please RSVP by calling 798-8788 or visiting the Front Desk at the Senior Center.


For more information on Over Fifty & Fabulous Activities, visit 
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   

PH Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Monthly Speaker Series 

October 16, 7:00 PM

Location: PH Community Center, 320 Civic Dr.

Special Presentation on Loma Prieta Earthquake  - FREE
Speaker: Dr. David P. Schwartz, USGS Senior Geologist and Co-Chair of Bay Area Earthquake Alliance Presentation will show the devastation caused by Loma Prieta earthquake 25 years ago this month. Includes history of Hayward Fault quakes and expected effects of a future major earthquake. Seating is limited. Contact Jim Bonato to RSVP at (925) 938-5433 or

Pleasant Hill Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Monthly Speaker Series will be held every third Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the PH Community Center. 

Mark your calendars!


November 2 - Pancake Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 am

Location: PH Senior Center, 233 Gregory Ln

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


November 2  - Family Fun Triathlon  
Check In: 8:00 am, Race start: 9:00 PM
 PH Education Center (PH Middle School), 1 Santa Barbara Rd.

November 12 - Teddy Bear Tea
Location: PH Senior Center, 233 Gregory Ln

November 22 - Holiday Boutique
9:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: PH Senior Center, 233 Gregory Ln
November 23 - 39th Annual Turkey Trot Trail Run 
Trail Run Race day registration begins at  7:30 AM. Race Start: 9:00 AM
Location: Briones Regional Park: Bear Creek Entrance 

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