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Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District
November eNews 

The holidays are here! Join Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District for a variety of delightful holiday festivities for the whole family! Mark your calendars for our Holiday Festival on December 10th, 5-8:30 PM at our new Community Center. It's back and better than ever!
 
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District staff wants to thank all of our participants, supporters, co-sponsors and volunteers who make our District a special one. Thank you. 
 
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!



Get into the holiday spirit with a variety of activities
sure to delight the whole family. FREE to the public! 


 Got a FROZEN fan? Explore our FROZEN-inspired winter kingdom and meet Princess Elsa! Ride the Holiday Express train and visit Sven's domestic friends at the petting zoo.Chat with our popular Talking Christmas Tree. Participate in hands-on arts & crafts. Enjoy youth holiday performances. Bounce around in our Crazy Cottage Jump House. Take photos with strolling characters. Shop in the holiday marketplace. Grab dinner in the food court. And visit the big man, Santa Claus.


ENTER OUR K-8th GRADE COLORING CONTEST sponsored by PHBA

ENTER OUR GINGERBREAD CONTEST
 Click here for entry form
Winners will be on display at the Holiday Festival!

 Don't miss this magical evening of holiday fun! 
Brought to you by Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District
Event Sponsor: Republic Services
 
We've Got Just the Ticket!

PH Recreation & Park District
New Year's Eve Celebration 

Last Chance to RSVP!
Teddy Bear Tea 
(2-10 yrs)
Wednesday, November 12
PH Senior Center, Dining Room,
233 Gregory Lane, PH


Dress up in your party clothes and bring your parents for tea. Receive your very own Teddy Bear. Pre-registration required by November 10. Parents must also register. 
 
Admission: $10/$9 (Dist. Res.)

39th Annual
Turkey Trot
Trail Run! 
Sunday, November 23
Race starts at 9:00 AM 

Location: Briones Regional Park,
Bear Creek Staging Area

 

This is no ordinary Turkey Trot! 

Register for this annual 8.4-mile race
in the beautiful hills of Briones Regional Park. Winners take home a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner! The course starts and finishes at Bear Creek staging area and includes trail running and an uphill trek to Briones Peak. This race is not for beginning joggers.
 
 
Pre-register by November 12th for free t-shirt. 
 
Entrance Fee: $20 pre-registration /$25 after 11/13. Questions? Call (925) 682-0896
 

Click here to register now: 5370.401 11/23 Su 9:00 AM
 



Holiday Boutique 
Saturday, November 22
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
PH Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane

Get an early start on your holiday shopping! Visit our Holiday Boutique and choose from a huge selection of quality handmade items at affordable prices. Baby quilts, scarves, jewelry and much, much more.

Free to the public.
Youth Tennis Winter Break Camp (Ages 6-12)

December 29 - January 2
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

College Park Tennis Courts, 320 Civic Drive

(adjacent to Community Center parking lot)

 

Get your kids moving over Winter Break! Come join our fun tennis camp featuring age-appropriate activities and games. This camp is a wonderful introduction to a life time sport. Campers should wear tennis shoes, bring tennis racquet, water, snack and a can of unopened balls. Lunch not provided. Space is limited.
Instructor: Joey Martinez

 

Click here to register: 5589.401
  

Holiday Party Rentals
Need a festive location for your holiday party this season?
Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District has the perfect venue for your upcoming party, family celebration or corporate event. 
 
Choose from our three new gorgeous facilities: the Senior Center, Teen Center and Community Center 

Now pre-booking for 2015 weddings at the new Community Center!
 
Please contact Ryan Herriman, Facilities Coordinator at (925) 676-5200 or via email.
 

Featured travel adventure:
VINO VACATIONS

If you enjoy fine wine, we have just the travel adventure for you!
The Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District and Vino Cruising present Vino Vacations, three exclusive cruises for the wine enthusiast. 

 

For more information, contact Cassie Eternal, Travel Coordinator at (925) 798-8747 Ext. 636 or via email at ceternal@pleasanthillrec.com

 

 

OVER FIFTY & FABULOUS ACTIVITIES

at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center

 

CMP Series Presents:

"Maintaining Your Mental Health During the Holidays"

Thursday, Nov. 13 @ 2:00 pm | SC: Dining Room
 

Think you're going crazy? You're not alone! Learn coping strategies to help preserve your sanity during the craziness of the holiday season. Presented by the Advisors on Aging. Call Dana Krider, Care Manager, at (925) 798-8788 for info. CMP Series sponsored by the Chateau's of PH.


Special Events: 

TASTE OF THE VINE - Holiday Edition!

Thursday, December 4 @ 3:00 pm | SC: Chateau Room

This is a special holiday Taste of the Vine-Live music, wine, food, and you can even get some of your holiday shopping finished. Premier Designs Jewelry will be selling items and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Senior Center. Sponsored by the Chateau's of Pleasant Hill.Tickets: $10 pre-sale or $15 Day Of (based on availability). No refunds on tickets. Sponsored by the Chateau's of Pleasant Hill 

 

Holiday Concert "Jingle Bells"

Thursday, Dec. 18 @ 6:30 pm | SC: Chateau Room

Tickets are $5, on sale Nov. 10th
Clarinet Fusion will be performing your favorite classical & popular holiday tunes in this live  musical performance. Refreshments served before the show at 6:30 pm with the performance beginning at 7:00 pm sharp. Doors will open at 6:15 pm. No refunds on tickets

Sponsored by Clarinet Fusion and Visiting Angels


Upcoming Activities in December

Mark your calendars!

 

December 6, 2014 - Pancake Breakfast - 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Location: Chateau Room, PH Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane

Enjoy a stack of 'flapjacks' with eggs, sausage and orange juice. Adults (11 & Up): $5 Children (5-10): $3 and Children (4 & under): FREE.

 

December 13, 2014 - Breakfast with Santa - Pre-Register by December 10th

Live Music by Paul Cotruvo! Santa is taking time out of his busy holiday schedule to join you and your family for a morning of holiday cheer, breakfast and live entertainment. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and more. Must pre-register. Two sessions (8:30 AM or 10:15 AM). Admission per person: $8.50/$7.50 (Dist. Res).

 

December 31, 2014 - NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION (tickets on sale now)

Location: Chateau Room, PH Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane
Dance your way into the New Year to the rockin' sounds of Cover2Cover! VIP ticket includes dinner. No host beer, wine and cocktails.  

 
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