Pick up the latest copy of “The Peacock Buzz” to find out what is going on in the
City of Arcadia! Copies are available at the City of Arcadia Recreation Office,
Library and City Hall. For specific class information or registration forms go to
the City’s website at www.arcadiaca.gov/recreation.
Registration for classes and activities has already begun! Try something new this fall or sign up for
your old favorites. If you are looking for something innovative try our cooking classes with Chef
Chris Allen. Chef Chris graduated with honors from the Le Cordon Bleu program and comes to us
from the Summer Arts Academy. This fall Chef Chris will be teaching Global Gourmet, Cooking
Around the Clock and Baking for adults. Please come check out this renowned executive chef.
We have also added to our vast exercise program this fall, Gina Thrane coming on board to teach
Ashtanga Yoga. Gina is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and currently teaches at the
Foothill Gym in Monrovia. Her classes will be held Thursday mornings at the Museum Education
Center starting in late September. Her style of Yoga includes a variety of strength training to
alternative poses as well as stretch.
Also added to our fall classes is Parent and Me Mandarin taught by Shelley Dai. Professor Dai
began to offer Parent and me Mandarin through Arcadia Recreation and Community Services this
past summer. Shelley has a B.A. in Language and Literature and a M.A. in Child Development.
Additionally she has many years of varied experience in Early Childhood Education. Her classes
teach Mandarin through age- appropriate activities, as well as learning through play.
If you don’t already have an account, go on-line and create your own. For questions on how to
sign up on-line please call 626.574.5113 or come to the Recreation Office, 375 Campus Drive.
Courses are offered at the Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, the Museum Education Center,
382 W. Huntington Drive AND the gymnasium located at Dana Middle School, 1401 S. First
Avenue. For specifics on class dates, times and locations, please contact the Recreation and
Community Services Department at 626.574.5113 or log onto the City of Arcadia Website at