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letters to santa
santa's mailbox is in town - November 30 - December 10
Looking for a place to drop off those Christmas wish lists? Look no further than Santa’s Mailbox, now at the Danville Community Center and Danville Library.
Children can write a letter to Santa and drop it off from November 30, 2020 – December 10, 2020. In return, they will receive a letter from the jolly old elf by December 24, 2020. The mailbox is located in front of the Danville Community Center and at the Danville Library.
Starting November 30th, letters can be dropped off Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Community Center and at the Library, Monday - Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00p.m. and Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Parents, please be sure to include a return mailing address with all letters.
Optional fun letterheads can be downloaded and printed out below. Please fill out your letters completely before dropping them off.
elf workshop take-home toolbox
This year we are offering a take-home toolbox to equip your little elves with all the crafts and fun we are known for delivering. Toolbox pick-up will be on December 12, 2020 at the designated time slot per your registration.
Cost: $12 Resident $14 Non-Resident
Pick-up Location: Danville Community Center - 420 Front Street, Danville
While shopping and dining downtown this holiday season, you are invited to explore the Tree trail beginning December 1, 2020. Local storefronts will have beautifully decorated trees throughout Danville. While strolling through Danville looking for all of the trees, visit the stores, take the pledge, and stay rooted in our amazing community.
For more information visit our Tree Trail webpage.
arts and rec on the Go
Did you know that the Town of Danville Recreation, Arts, and Community Services offers a free recreation program throughout the Town of Danville’s amazing parks for children ages 3-12 years old? This program has now been running for over 2 years and has been active in over seven different parks in Danville. The Town of Danville Mobile Recreation van will continue to visit neighborhood parks throughout the year and staff will provide all the materials and equipment for a couple of hours of fun. The Arts and Recreation activities will vary depending on the park and time of year.
The park sites and times are announced via Facebook and Instagram prior to the event a couple of days in advance. Some of the activities that have taken place during this program are frisbee golf, scavenger hunts, obstacle course, arts and crafts and much more. Arts & Rec on the Go is intended to be a spontaneous event for our neighborhood parks. Follow us on Facebook at townofdanvilleca and Instagram @danvilleparksca for upcoming dates and locations. The Town will hold monthly mobile recreation events throughout the year. For more information, contact the Danville Community Center at (925) 314-3400.
Want to know when the next Arts & Rec on the Go will take place? Sign up for Recreation - Mobile Rec Notifications now!
Join Agents of Discovery, and prepare to explore the Bay Area like never before. To get started, download the FREE game to your mobile device. After downloading the app, choose the Mission you'd like to play. This game will help you enjoy new educational experiences through use of hints and clues from your surroundings to solve mysteries of nature, culture, and technology. Some of the more remote Missions can even be completed from home! Join us in the use of this augmented reality application in enhancing your educational experience in Danville parks.
Enjoy these cooking videos from our new contract instructor, Carol Jeha, from Compassionate Cravings as she makes some delicious treats straight from the Shire.
comic book - recipe ideas
Carol Jeha, from Compassionate Cravings and Danville's new contract instructor, teaches you how to make two sweet comic book themed treats.
- Cool Runnings - Make Your Own Bobsleigh Craft
- Cool Runnings - Glowing Tealight Olympic Torch Craft
- Toy Story 4 - Forky Craft
- Toy Story 4 - Buzz Lightyear Floats Craft
- Captain America - Paper Plate Craft
- Captain America - Jello Treats Craft
- Moana - Heart of Te Fiti Rock craft
- Moana - I’m So Shiny Crab craft
- Coloring page activity book from our friends at the Crayon Initiative!
- Lanyards with Leah
- Kids’ Night In - Wreck-it-Ralph - A guide to creating a movie night for the whole family with links, crafts, foods and more!
- Colander Art
Chalk your Walk Challenge: Use chalk to decorate your sidewalk with encouraging words and designs!
One of our homegrown young adults, Nina Sandelin Umont, who grew up in Danville and went through Green Valley Elementary, Los Cerros Middle School, and Monte Vista High School, and is now living in Alamo wants to share her passion for calligraphy and give everyone a free copy of her self-help book ’Modern Calligraphy - everything you need to know’. While we have time at home and are looking for new things to do, go to The Sandelin Designs Guide to Modern Calligraphy digital book download https://www.sandelindesigns.com/learn-engraving/the-sandelin-designs-guide-to-modern-calligraphy-digital-download. She is making her calligraphy workbook available for free online, in an effort to help people have a creative outlet and an activity to do with their families. Please enjoy and thank you Nina!
- Tai Chi with Terence Tang: Tiger Mountain Tai Chi Gong
- Rosalyn Lee guides us through some Mat Pilates we can do from home: Mat Pilates All Levels
- Felicia Viera’s Pilates instructional videos: Mat Pilates
- Calling all line dance enthusiasts! Reggie Kwan, our Dancercise Instructor at the Danville Senior Center, has put together a YouTube channel of line dances with great music to follow along with! Check out his latest video - Just Let Me Dance - Line Dance Demo
- I Can Do That theatre video: We're All In This Together
- Free Spotify Playlist to Broadway Music
- Singing Lesson with Danville Theatre Program Assistant, Celine Ricci: Lesson 1
- The History of Opera with Danville Theatre Program Assistant, Celine Ricci: History of Opera
- An encouraging message from the combined choirs at San Ramon Valley High School: Give Us Hope - Spreading Hope Through Music
- Animal Themed Work Out For Kids
- Kids Workout - Orange Theory Fitness
- Movement with Coach Becky - Orange Theory Fitness
- Line Dance Instructional Videos from our instructors, Minnie and Joyce! Line Dance and Waltz Line Dance
- Get moving with Skyhawks Sports: Skyhawks Sports Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/skyhawkscontracosta
Bollywood with Kiran:
Yvonne is the Administrative Assistant at the Danville Senior Center and lucky for us, also a book and movie enthusiast! She will put together biweekly reading and viewing recommendations to help bring everyone together while we social distance. Check back for updates every other week.
Movie Selection for the Week:
The Social Network – (2010) (Biography/Drama) Rated: (Pg-13) – 2.00 hrs.
As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea,
and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
Director: David Fincher
Critic’s Choice: 7.7/10
Winner of 3 Oscars
Book Selection for the Week:
the moth - Catherine burns
For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon, The Moth presents 50 spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their 15-plus years and 10,000-plus stories archives. Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth originated in
small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in New York City, and then rose to national acclaim with the wildly popular Peabody Award-winning weekly podcast on public radio show, The Moth Radio Hour. Stories include: writer Malcolm Gladwell's wedding toast gone horribly awry; poker champion Annie Duke's two-million-dollar hand; and A. E. Hotchner's death-defying stint in a bullring, with his friend Ernest
Hemingway, the panic of former Clinton Press Secretary, Joe Lockhart when he misses Air Force One after a hard night of drinking in Moscow, and Dr. George Lombardi's fight to save Mother Teresa's life, as well as many others. This will be a beloved read for existing Moth enthusiasts, fans of the featured storytellers, and all who savor well-told, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories.
Danville Book Club
December Book Suggestion:
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Online learning resources with California State Parks
Cookie Shimmy: Wash your face and hands first. Grab an Oreo cookie or a cookie about the same size. Place the cookie on your forehead. The goal is to move the cookie into your mouth without using your hands. Did you get it?
Cup Stack Challenge: If you have 10 plastic cups available, time yourself building a cup pyramid. You can build the tower with 4 cups on the bottom layer, then 3 cups, then 2 cups and 1 cup on top. How fast can you stack them and then bring them back down?
Defying Gravity: Take 3 balloons or scarves and throw them all in the air. Your goal is to keep all 3 items up in the air as long as possible. What was your best time?
- Nose Mover: Find a coffee table or a surface that is about 6-8 inches wide. Start with a line of cotton balls. How long does it take to push all 10 cotton balls across the surface?
- More National park virtual tours
- Learn more about the history of the San Ramon Valley: Museum of the San Ramon Valley