One of Oakley’s most popular summer traditions is Movies in the Plaza – free movie nights when families bring their blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the latest family features. This summer, “Despicable Me” (June 11), “How to Train Your Dragon” (July 23) and “Toy Story 3” (August 13) will be shown at dusk at Civic Center Plaza, 3231 Main St. Families are welcome to bring their own snacks, but goodies will be available for purchase if you can’t resist your candy cravings.
The Oakley Recreation Division also hosts a variety of camps throughout the summer. Summer Blaze Day Camp returns Monday, June 13. As part of the day camp, kids meet up at a local park and spend the day enjoying games, arts and crafts. The camp, which runs June 13-24 and July 5-15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., costs $9 per day or $40 for a weekly punch card.
For kids who like to build, Lego Summer Camp is the place to be. Students will learn new Lego techniques from experienced Lego builder and teacher Wes Pitter. Children will build creatively and cooperatively, exploring new ways to build using their favorite themes, such as castles and cars or Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Classes for 6-8-year-olds runs June 6-10, and classes for 9-11-year-olds runs June 13-17. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ironhouse Elementary School Library. Fees are $150 for Oakley residents and $160 for non-residents.
Oakley Recreation also offers a variety of classes over the summer for kids and adults. Kids classes include art and cartooning as well as karate, while adult classes include ballroom dancing, fencing and knitting.
For more information about programs or to register for classes, call Recreation Technician Cindy Coelho at 925-625-7044 or e-mail email@example.com. To view the Oakley Recreation Guide, visit www.oakleyinfo.com.