A shelter-in-place order is in effect for all Alameda County residents. City facilities are closed and non-essential meetings and events are cancelled.  Find more information here.


Virtual Classes 4x6

There is no excuse for being bored with the number of classes/camps being offered by the Albany Recreation & Community Services Department as well as the plethora of  links listed below that will encourage you to be creative, laugh outloud and connect with your friends and neighbors while staying safe at home.


Friendship Club 

1st - 3rd Grade
Day: Tuesday - Friday 
Time: 3 - 3:30 pm
Dates: May 26 - 29, 2020 (4 classes)
Cost: $20 (resident)/$30 (non-resident)
Ages: 1st – 3rd Grade
Instructor: Danielle Brownlie
Register through Curacubby

4th - 5th Grade
Day: Monday - Friday
Time: 3 - 3:30 pm
Dates: June 1 - 5, 2020 (5 classes)
Cost: $25 (resident)/$35 (non-resident)
Instructor: Danielle Brownlie
Register through Curacubby

The Friendship Club is not offering in-person programing at this time, but please join us for a new online approach to after school time for kids! The program is an online, interactive class where friends can connect with each other in the comfort of their home. Each class has an activity led by Danielle Brownlie with limited supplies needed…you only need to bring your creativity!

Scavenger hunt, storytelling, show and tell, Pictionary, and mystery challenges.



Put a Smile on Your Face While You Shelter-In-Place  

Write a letter to a friend or family member. During this time, it can feel challenging to connect with friends and family. Take time to write a letter – it's sure to brighten someone’s day! Bonus points for adding artistic elements. 

Relax and unwind with a guided meditation from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. In these stressful times, it’s important to take time to relax and reset. Enjoy guided meditation sessions from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, with accompanying videos of moon jellies, the open sea, or waves crashing on the rocky shore.  

Go on a camping trip...without leaving the house! Pitch a tent or roll out the sleeping bags, and microwave some s’mores. No need to pack the bug spray! 

Play charades virtually – Laughs guaranteed!  

Disconnect - During this unprecedented situation, it is normal to feel stressed, lonely, anxious, or overwhelmed. Make sure to take at least a few minutes each day to put away your devices, silence the news, and do a relaxing activity to reset. 

Bring out your board games. Not having enough down time to play Monopoly is no longer an excuse.  
Video call your friends and family to catch up. Many of your friends and family may be laying low at home as well. Give them a call and chat!  

Meditate or practice yoga. Take a few moments to reconnect with your mind and body. New to meditation or yoga? Find an online resource!   

Go on a scavenger hunt. While practicing physical distancing on walks around your neighborhood, consider suggesting your children look for things (a cylinder, a hexagon, something smaller than you, etc.).

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