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IEC’s April Activities will be fun!

April 25, 2010

On Wednesday April 7th we went to a Major League Baseball Game!  Our local team, the Oakland A’s, beat the Seattle Mariners in an exciting game at the Oakland Coliseum.  It is a special Wednesday night game promotion and also the opening of the first series for the season.  The promotion was for $2 tickets and $1 hot dogs.  It was a great way to start off your SPRING BREAK!  The game started at 7 p.m , and featured some real star players such as #51 Ichiro Suzuki on the Mariners.

After spring break we will be spending a weekend in Los Angeles.  On April 15-18 we will be in Southern California on our LA TRIP.  The Trip costs $255 per person and the deadline is Wednesday, April 7th.  We will rent a van to drive down south and there is limited availability of seats in the van which means only 13 students can go.  The price for the trip includes all transportation, three nights stay at the Hotel (Anaheim and Newport), complimentary (free) breakfast Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, one general admission ticket for Disneyland, and a group dinner Saturday Night.  On this trip we will visit some famous places in California like Disneyland, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Venice Beach.  Come and see how beautiful California beaches are and enjoy the nice weather too!

Wednesday, April 21st, we will get together and play some volleyball after class.  Come join us and learn how to play- it is a fun game! We will either play in the park in front of IEC or at the Pleasant Hill Park. This activity is free and IEC will provide the balls and the net to play volleyball.

On Thursday, April 22nd, we will have our end-of-session 3 Ice Cream Party.  Come and say goodbye to your friends who are graduating as well as meet some of our continuing students.  We will have ICE Cream and hang out together in the Todo Santos Plaza in Concord.  Congrats Grads!

Friday, April 23rd, we will visit San Francisco for our SF Day Trip.  On this trip we will be seeing many great SF landmarks.  First we will take the BART to SF and get off at Embarcadero.  We will go to  Pier 39, a nice open shopping area located near Fisherman’s Wharf.  We will also visit the sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf and have a chance to eat some authentic clam chowder for lunch in this area.  Next, we will visit the Golden Gate Bridge by MUNI.  See the most popular landmark of the West Coast!  Then we will head back to the Fisherman’s Wharf to ride the cable car back to Union Square.  In Union Square you can walk around the park or do some major shopping in some of the finest stores!  The Trip Will be free- $5.00 Deposit fee for each student who signs up.  IEC will pay for your CABLE CAR RIDE TO UNION SQUARE!!!

Thursday, April 29th we will go bowling!  This activity is FREE!! We will play after class at Paddock Lanes right down the street from IEC.  Come and play, see how well you bowl!  Test your skills with other IEC students.

Friday, April 30th, we will go to Santa Cruz.  On this Santa Cruz Day trip we will have the whole day to spend out on the beach and in the sun. We will be able to play at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk- it is one of the few amusement parks located on the beach!

By Nicole

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