Creative Movement

Creative Movement is a fun class that encourages students ages 3 – 6 years to use their imaginations, express individuality through improvisation, improve motor skills, and build self-esteem as they learn the basics of dance.  Each class session will be structured into five parts:  Creative Play, Warm-up and Stretching, Technique and Dance Vocabulary, Choreography, and Dance Games.  Creative Movement meets on Thursdays, January 19 – February 23, 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.  The fee is $45 (Oakley residents) and $55 (non-residents) and pre-registration is required.  For additional information contact the City of Oakley Recreation Division at 925-625-7041 or email

City of Oakley Hosts Military Hero Essay Contest

We all know men and women who have served in the military. They are people we admire, look up to and respect for the sacrifices they have made and for the courage they demonstrate on and off the battle field. The City of Oakley invites you to tell us about your military hero.


The essay contest is open to all K-12 students that reside in Oakley. There will be one winner in each of the corresponding categories K-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. K-5th grade students are invited to submit a drawing with a caption, while 6th-12th grades are to submit 300-500 typewritten words. To qualify please submit a completed essay and entry form to by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2015. Entry forms can also be accessed by clicking here.


Winners will be given the opportunity to read their essay on Veterans Day during the City of Oakley Observance Ceremony to take place on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Civic Center Plaza located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley. Additionally, first prize winners will receive a certificate of recognition and a $50 cash prize.


For more information and to access the application click here.