Piedmont Cinema 4186 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA94611 The Piedmont Cinema is the oldest operating theater in Oakland, first opening its doors to the public on September 15,…More 1917, before "talkies" came along. Currently operated by Landmark Theatres, the Piedmont shows mostly art and international films. Drop by on Saturday nights for a fun raffle before the screening.
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse 325 Highland Ave, Piedmont, CA94611 Ellen Driscoll Playhouse is part of the Frank C. Havens Elementary School. It occasionally screens free documentaries…More to the public, having shown "Banished" and "Anyone and Everyone" in the past. The playhouse can be reserved by submitting an application to the PUSD Facilities Use Manager. The application must be sent in two weeks in advance and should include the required fee.
Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir 3629 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA94610 The Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir offers music classes for children between the ages of four and 18. It has…More more than 40 public performances per year, and can be hired for private parties and gatherings. It has also toured all around the world and has won prestigious honors at numerous music festivals. Most rehearsals are closed to the public, but you may be allowed to attend if you contact the Member Services manager. Visit its Web site for more details.
Lakeview Branch of the Oakland Public Library 550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA94610 The Lakeview Branch of the Oakland Public Library was founded in the 1920's on Grand Ave., and it moved to its location…More on El Embarcadero in 1949. This is a small library with a lot of activity. There are several programs and classes on a regular basis, such as a chess tournament, monthly art exhibits, weekly story time for children, knitting classes, book clubs and more. The library offers a Paws to Read program, where children read out loud to trained, therapeutic dogs. There is a parking lot in the back that requires a free permit issued by the library to card holders only. The library also offers free Wi-Fi.
At Piedmont Middle School, the way station between the elementary schools and the high school, sixth to eighth…More graders solidfiy their skills in the core subjects of language arts, reading, social studies and math.</p>
<p>Parents can expect their sixth graders to be asked to complete about one and half hours worth of homework a night, seventh graders two hours, and eighth graders two and a half hours as they prepare for the rigors of high school.</p>
<p>At the same time, middle schoolers enjoy opportunities to explore their individual talents in elective courses from woodshop to public speaking. And students shine on the stage too, in the spring talent show, and in the annual geography and spelling bees that feed into regional and national competitions.</p>
Adventure Time - Montclair 1757 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA94611 Adventure Time is an after-school program located on a number of public elementary school campuses throughout the…More Bay Area, including Oakland. The program focuses on art, drama, sports, games, crafts and teamwork. Every other week, there is a different theme to the activities. However, there is ample opportunity for quiet time as well. Tuition is based on the number of hours that the child spends in the program per week, with a minimum enrollment of five hours per week per child. A drop-in program is available.