California Workshop Schedule Locations

Berkeley Area

DIRECTIONS TO THE BLACK PINE CIRCLE SCHOOL

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required. Instructors will NOT be able to accept anyone who is not registered ahead of time. 

ADDRESS: Black Pine Circle’s Lower School 2027 7th Street Berkeley, CA 94710

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From Highway 80/580 in Berkeley

  1. Take the University Avenue Exit.
  2. Head East, toward the hills, away from the bay.
  3. After coming off the overpass, you will come to a lit intersection.
  4. This is Sixth and University.
  5. Go through the intersection.
  6. The next street is Seventh.
  7. Turn Right on Seventh.
  8. 2027 is the last building on the left at the end of the block.

** You will see a building on the right, labeled Black Pine Circle. This is the Upper School on Sixth. We are NOT meeting there. On Seventh, Black Pine Circle School has two buildings, and upper school and a lower school. We are meeting at the LOWER SCHOOL. Please follow the signs saying KIDPOWER.

DIRECTIONS TO THE BLACK PINE CIRCLE UPPER SCHOOL

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required. Instructors will NOT be able to accept anyone who is not registered ahead of time. 

ADDRESS: Black Pine Circle’s Upper School 2016 7th Street Berkeley, CA 94710

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From Highway 80/580 in Berkeley

  1. Take the University Avenue Exit.
  2. Head East, toward the hills, away from the bay.
  3. Go across 6th street and turn right onto 7th Street.
  4. 2016 will be on the West side of 7th (on your right), about 1/3 to 1/2 way down the block between University and Addison.
  5. You will see concrete stairs heading up about 5 steps to a decorative metal gate. Plant-covered cyclone fencing extends both directions from the stairway.
  6. Enter through the gate and walk straight forward on the path, then directly up the steps into the building. There is a second building farther away from the gate; we are in the first building closest to the gate.
  7. Walk up the steps, enter the building and the Music Room is the first room on the left.

* Please arrive early. The gate locks automatically, and to protect the site, we will need to be sure the gate is closed when the workshop begins. There will be a Kidpower sign posted on the gate. If you are late and the gate is locked: Flip this sign over to find the instructor’s mobile number. Call this number and we will come out to let you in. (It may take a few minutes for someone to come out, given where we are in the workshop, so if you are late, please be patient and we will get there as soon as we can.)

DIRECTIONS TO WHITE MAGNOLIA TAI CHI SCHOOL

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required.

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White Magnolia Tai Chi School is located in a friendly neighborhood business district in Kensington, just over the Berkeley border, next door to Catharine Hiersoux’s Pottery Studio.

FROM BAY AREA:

  1. Take I-880N or I-580W toward Oakland
  2. Merge onto I-80E
  3. Take exit 13A for Buchanan St. toward Albany
  4. Turn right onto Buchanan St.
  5. Slight right onto Marin Ave.
  6. Turn left onto San Pablo Ave.
  7. Turn right onto Solano Ave.
  8. Turn left onto Colusa Ave.
  9. Destination will be on right.

PARKING: There is free unlimited parking in front of the building and on surrounding streets.


Oakland Area

DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK DAY SCHOOL

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required.

ADDRESS: 360 42nd St, Oakland, CA.

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From Highway 580 in Oakland:

  1. Take the Harrison Street/MacArthur Boulevard Exit
  2. Merge onto Santa Clara Ave.
  3. Take a slight right onto MacArthur Boulevard
  4. Turn right onto Broadway.
  5. Turn left onto 40th St.
  6. Take the first right onto Manila Ave.
  7. Turn left onto 42nd Ave.

From Highway 24 E toward Walnut Creek:

  1. Exit 51st Street in Oakland
  2. Turn right onto 52nd St.
  3. Continue onto 51st St. and cross Telegraph Ave.
  4. Turn right onto Shafter Ave.
  5. Turn left onto 42nd St.

Street parking is available in front of the school.

Walk to the gate. The pedestrian gate is to the right of the car gate. You will see a silver keypad similar to a phone keypad to the left of the gate. This also has a speaker, but the speaker will not reach anyone. Please enter the access code emailed to you prior to the workshop. Follow the signs on along the pedestrian path directing you to the Great Room in the Magnolia Building. Please stay on the walkway and out of the drive circle in front the school to avoid the magnolia tree, which is very old and has delicate roots as well as branches. Please be sure you and your kids do not go under – or on – the tree. Thank you!


Palo Alto Area

DIRECTIONS TO EL CARMELO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – In the El Carmelo Kids Club portable building

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required.

ADDRESS: 3024 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94002

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From US-101

  1. Take the OREGON EXPWY exit towards SAN JOSE
  2. Continue on OREGON EXPY
  3. Turn LEFT on WAVERLEY ST
  4. Turn RIGHT on EL CARMELO AVE
  5. Turn LEFT on BRYANT ST

Arrive at 3024 BRYANT ST, PALO ALTO, on the Right. THIS IS THE SCHOOL ITSELF: YOU WILL NEED TO GO AROUND THE CORNER TO GET TO EL CARMELO KIDS CLUB.

CONTINUE to the next intersection and go RIGHT on Loma Verde. About halfway down the block on your right, you will see a play structure and a large portable, separate from the main school. This is the workshop site.

PARKING: There is ample parking on the street.

The gate entrance is very close to the play structure. When you come through the gate, the portable will be on your left. Walk up the ramp into the main door, which opens toward the play structure area. Please follow the signs saying KIDPOWER.


Napa Area

DIRECTIONS TO ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC SCHOOL – In the School Library

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required.

ADDRESS: 983 Napa St. Napa, CA 94559

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FROM CA-29 S

  1. Take the Lincoln Ave. Exit
  2. Take the Solano Ave. Exit and loop around to the traffic light
  3. Take the 1st right onto W. Lincoln Ave.
  4. Turn right onto Main St.
  5. Turn left onto Napa St.

FROM CA-29 N

  1. Take the Lincoln Ave. ramp
  2. Take the Lincoln Ave. EAST ramp
  3. Turn slight right onto Lincoln Ave.
  4. Turn right onto Main St.
  5. Turn left onto Napa St.

The workshop will take place in the school library. *Please use the doors at the side entrance between the church and the school.

PARKING: You can park in the church/school parking lot.


 Santa Cruz Area

DIRECTIONS TO SANTA CRUZ POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY ROOM     

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required.

ADDRESS: 155 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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From Highway 17 & Highway 1 Junction:

  1. Take the Ocean Street exit
  2. Turn right on Soquel Avenue
  3. Turn left on Front Street
  4. Turn right on Laurel Street

The Police Department is on the corner of Laurel and Center Streets.

PARKING: Parking is available in the Police Department lot adjacent to the main entrance.

At the Police Department, please follow the signs saying KIDPOWER to the room we will be in for the workshop.

DIRECTIONS TO THE SANTA CRUZ MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Main Campus)

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required.

ADDRESS: 6230 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

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FROM HIGHWAY 1

  1. Exit at Park Avenue toward Cabrillo College.
  2. Head north on Park Avenue, away from the ocean, for .3 miles.
  3. Turn right on Soquel Drive. Drive .2 miles and school will be on your right.

PARKING: In the lot in front of the school. At the school, please follow the signs saying KIDPOWER to the room we will be in for the workshop.

DIRECTIONS TO THE SANTA CRUZ MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Winston Campus)

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required.

ADDRESS: 2446 Cabrillo College Dr. Soquel, CA 95073

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FROM HIGHWAY 1

  1. Exit at Park Avenue toward Cabrillo College.
  2. Head north on Park Avenue, away from the ocean, for .1 miles.
  3. Turn left at the light on Cabrillo College Drive.
  4. Follow the road around to the left, and at the cul-de-sac turn right into the driveway.
  5. The school is the two-story building on your right.

PARKING: Park in any of the parking spots in the school parking lot.

Entrance to the building is on the side of the school furthest from the highway.

At the school, please follow the signs saying KIDPOWER to the room we will be in for the workshop.


Larkspur

DIRECTIONS TO CENTRAL MARIN POLICE AUTHORITY (FORMERLY KNOWN AS TWIN CITIES)

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required.

ADDRESS: 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur CA 94939

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From Hwy 101 N

  1. Take the Lucky Drive exit
  2. Right on Highway
  3. Right on Wornum Drive
  4. Right on Tamal Vista Blvd
  5. Left on Fifer Ave
  6. Left on Lucky Drive
  7. Right on Doherty Drive for approx half mile

The police department will be on the right.

PARKING: In the Hall Middle School parking lot across the driveway from the police department, or in Piper Park directly behind the police department.

From Highway 101 S

  1. Take the Lucky Drive/Doherty Drive exit
  2. Merge onto Fifer
  3. Left on Lucky Drive
  4. Right on Doherty Drive for approx. half mile
  5. The police department will be on the right.

PARKING: In the Hall Middle School parking lot across the driveway from the police department, or in Piper Park directly behind the police department.


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