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Parks, Recreation, Riparian Community and Library Services Library Services Parks and Recreation Main Office 90 E. Civic Center Drive

HOURS:

Gilbert, AZ 85296

M-TH

7am-6pm

480-503-6200

F-Sun

Closed

Library Information: 602-652-3000 www.mcldaz.org

PERRY LIBRARY/ PERRY 1965 E. QUEEN CREEK RD

Parks and Recreation www.gilbertaz.gov/parks

Hours: M-Th 10am-7pm F-SAT 10am-4pm SUN Closed Holiday Hours: 12/24-Closed @ 1pm 12/31-Closed @ 5pm 12/25 & 1/1-Closed

Inside this issue: General Information

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Events

6-8

Adult Sports

9-12

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY/ SERL 775 N. GREENFIELD RD.

Parent/Tot Classes

14-18

Early Childhood Classes

19-30

Youth and Teen Classes

31-39

M-Th F-Sat Sun

Adult Classes

40-45

*Class and Rental Hours may be different than hours listed above

Special Needs Classes

46-47

Holiday Hours: 12/24-Closed @ 4pm 12/31-Closed @ 5pm 12/25 & 1/1/13-Closed

Older Active Adult Classes Library Programs

For Parks and Recreation Class and Rental Information at the Southeast Regional Library 480-503-6200 Hours:

48 49-50

Friends of the Southeast Regional and Perry Libraries www.friendsofserl.org

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10am-9pm 10am-5pm 1-5pm

Parks

Recreation Facilities

http://www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/default.cfm Circle G Park 575 E. Encinas Avenue, 85234 Cosmo Park

2502 E. Ray Road, 85296

GILBERT COMMUNITY CENTER / CC 130 N. Oak St. 480-503-6290

Crossroads District Park

2155 E. Knox Road, 85296

www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/commctr.cfm

Discovery District Park

2214 E. Pecos Road, 85296

Freestone District Park

1045 E. Juniper Avenue, 85234

Gilbert Soccer Complex

4260 E. Greenfield Road, 85297

John Allen Park

334 E. Elliot Road, 85234

McQueen District Park

490 N. Horne Street, 85233

Nichols Park

700 N. Higley Road, 85234

Oak Tree Park

334 W. Houston Avenue, 85233

Page Park

132 W. Bruce Avenue, 85233

Veterans Park

70 W. Park Avenue, 85233

Zanjero Park

3785 S. Lindsay Road, 85296

Sunview Park

1417 N. Sunview Pkwy., 85234

Vaughn Avenue Basin

250 W. Vaughn Avenue, 85233

Villa Madeira Park

1145 N. Elm Street, 85233

Village II Park

125 E. Heather Avenue, 85234

Vista Allegre Park

1145 N. Elm Street, 85233

Water Tower Park

45 W. Page Avenue, 85296

Park Vendors Big League Dreams-Elliot Park

480-813-1270

Freestone Raiload-Freestone Park

480-632-2702

Polar Ice-Crossroads Park

480-503-7080

Hours: M-TH 8am-8pm F 8am-6pm Sat 9am-1pm Sun Closed Holiday Hours: Closed @ 1pm 12/24 Closed 12/25 Closed @ 5pm 12/31 Closed 1/1/13

FREESTONE RECREATION CENTER / FRC 1141 E. Guadalupe Rd. 480-503-6202 www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/freestonerecctr.cfm Hours: M-F 5:15am-10pm Sat 7am-9pm Sun 10am-5pm Holiday Hours: Closed @ 1pm 12/24 Closed 12/25 Closed @ 5pm 12/31 Closed 1/1/13

MCQUEEN PARK ACTIVITY CENTER / MPAC 510 N. Horne St. 480-503-6294 www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/macpac.cfm Hours: M-F 8am-9pm Sat 9:30am-5pm Sun Closed Holiday Hours: Closed @ 1pm 12/24 Closed 12/25 Closed @ 5pm 12/31 Closed 1/1/13

10% -20% Discount off regular priced programs and birthday parties for all Gilbert Residents. RIP City-Batting Cages-Freestone Park

480-497-9548

Pools Greenfield Pool

35 S. Greenfield Rd., 85296

Mesquite Aquatic Center

100 W. Mesquite St., 85233

Perry Pool

1775 E. Queen Creek Rd., 85297

Williams Field Pool

1900 S. Higley Rd., 85295

www.gilbertaz.gov/aquatics/

Riparian Preserves Neely Ranch

215 N. Cooper Road, 85233

Water Ranch

2757 E. Guadalupe Road, 85234

www.riparianinstitute.org/default.cfm

Pools will re-open May 2013 3

Dates to Remember DATES TO REMEMBER Winter Session Dates: January 7-March 2, 2013 Make-up Week: March 4-9, 2013 No Class Dates: January 21st and February 18th, 2013 WINTER REGISTRATION DATES Gilbert Residents: On-Line and Mail-In begins: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Non-Gilbert Residents: On-Line, Mail-In, and Walk-In begins: Thursday, December 13, 2012 SPRING SESSION DATES Spring Session Dates: March 18-May 18, 2013 Recreation Guide Online: Friday, February 15, 2013 Registration Begins: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

School District Contact Information Chandler Public Schools– www.chandler.k12.az.us Gilbert Public Schools– www.gilbertschools.net

Event Dates http://www.gilbertaz.gov/events/

Father/Daughter Dance - February 8, 2013 March Concert in the Park - March 7, 2013 April Concert in the Park - April 4, 2013 Gilbert Global Village Festival - April 13, 2013 KA-POW! Superhero Adventure Run - April 27, 2013 May Concert in the Park - May 9, 2013 June Concert in the Park - June 6, 2013

Higley Unified School District– www.husd.org Reminder’s!

Gilbert Sports Coalition Note: Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department does not manage these programs. This information is provided as a courtesy. Please contact the organizations directly for program information.

*The OFF LEASH areas of Cosmo Dog Park will be closed each Tuesday morning till noon for routine maintenance. *The Skate Park is closed the first Tuesday of EVERY month for routine maintenance.

American Youth Soccer Organization– www.ayso688.org Arizona Soccer Club– www.arizonasoccerclub.com Coast to Coast Football– www.coast2coastfootball.com Gilbert American Little League-www.gilbertlittleleague.com Gilbert Boys and Girls Club-www.clubzona.org Gilbert Football Association-www.gilbertfootball.com Gilbert National Little League and National Little League East www.etaemz.com/gnall Gilbert Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer www.etamz.com/gilbertpopwarner Gilbert Wham Slam Jam Basketball-www.azwhambasketball.com Gilbert Youth Soccer Association– www.azgysa.com South East Diamondbacks Little League www.sediamondbacks.com YMCA-Chandler/Gilbert-valleyymca.org

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Park Closures Dates Freestone Park Ballfields: Closed for the month of January McQueen Park Ballfields 1-4: Closed for the month of January

Community Assistance Programs

Gilbert Assistance Program A scholarship program is available to help economically disadvantaged children. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for your child(ren), please call the Gilbert Parks and Recreation office at 90 E. Civic Center Drive or call 480.503.6200 between the hours of 7am to 6pm.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The Town of Gilbert complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For accommodations, please call 503-6200.

Housing Assistance For Gilbert homeowners needing home repairs, contact: Gilbert Community Action Program (CAP) Page Park Center 132 W. Bruce Ave Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-892-5331 For residents looking for affordable housing, contact: Save the Family 450 W. 4th Place Mesa, AZ 85201 480-898-0228 www.affordablerental.org or view the Town of Gilbert Housing webpage at: www.gilbertaz.gov/housing/ For first time homebuyer assistance, contact: First Time Homebuyer Hotline: (602) 506-7294 Or view the Town of Gilbert Housing webpage at: www.gilbertaz.gov/housing/homeowner.cfm

Rent and Utility Assistance For Gilbert resident rent and utility assistance, contact: Gilbert Community Action Program (CAP) Page Park Center 132 W. Bruce Ave Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-892-5331 www.chandlerfoodbank.org The Salvation Army – Chandler Office 85 E. Saragosa St. Chandler, AZ 85225 (480) 963-2041 www.salvationarmychandler.org

Neighbor 2 Neighbor Program The Town of Gilbert developed the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Program to provide an easy way for Gilbert residents to help one another. 100% of funds donated are distributed to non-profit agencies that provide assistance to Gilbert’s low-income families, individuals, disabled, seniors and at-risk youth. Gilbert residents can sign up to include a donation amount from $2.00 to $20.00 a month included with their utility bill. One time donations can also be made. To find out more about the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Donation Program, go to the www.gilbertaz.gov/utilities or call 480-503-6800. Sign up now to assist a Gilbert neighbor in need. By making a minimum donation, your contribution can help: Provide nutritious meals in food boxes. Transport elderly homebound residents to medical appointments. Provide safe shelter for a homeless individual or family. Provide an emergency rent payment to prevent eviction and homelessness. Provide after school activities for Gilbert youth while their parents are at work.

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Congress of Neighborhoods Since 1997, Congress of Neighborhoods events have resulted in positive changes in Gilbert. Recommendations affecting growth, code enforcement, traffic, homeowner associations, schools, open space and trails have been forwarded to the Gilbert Town Council and have affected Town policy. Mission: The Gilbert Congress of Neighborhoods, a volunteer group of community members and organizations of Gilbert which: • Provides education and communication to Gilbert citizens and neighborhoods. • Facilitates feedback from residents and neighborhoods to the town and community leaders. Vision: To bring residents and neighborhoods together to address common issues in order to build a community of excellence. Congress of Neighborhoods 90 E. Civic Center Dr Gilbert, AZ 85296 (480) 503-6767

Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Gilbert is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing and ensuring that all persons are given equal access to housing and housing services. In order to preserve and defend our freedom of choice as to where we want to live, we must ensure that this same freedom exists for everyone.

What is Fair Housing? The right to pursue the housing of your choice is protected by Federal and State Fair Housing Laws. It is illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, lease, and financing of housing or land to be used for the construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. Complaint Process If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact the following for assistance Arizona Attorney General’s Office

Attention HOA board members, community managers and other neighborhood leaders!

Civil Rights Division 1275 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 602.542.5263 602.542.5002 (TDD) 877.491.5742 (toll free) 877.624.8090 (toll free TDD)

Call 480-503-6767 To register your HOA to receive capital improvement and road construction updates and learn first-hand about resources and services available to your neighborhood.

Website: http://www.azag.gov/civil_rights/fairhousing/ To file a complaint online go to: http://www.azag.gov/civil_rights/complaintform.html Moving to a new community provides families with challenges. To help newcomers settle into their new community, the Congress of Neighborhoods and Neighborhood Services, hosts FREE new residents' socials to present information about Gilbert programs and services. Location: Gilbert Municipal Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013 Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Reservations: Call 480-503-6767

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10am-12pm: Ping Pong Tournament (Double Elimination, 11 pt Games-$10 entry per team) Facility Tour’s (every 30 minutes from 10:00am-7:30pm) Come for a free work out or climb the 42 foot rock wall open to the public from 10:00am-7:30pm Sample fitness classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Cycling and more! Kiddy Korner available for ages 18 mo.-7 years from 10:00am-8:30pm Kids’ Movie night: 7:00-8:45pm featuring “Brave” (ages 3-12 years)

(Parents must remain in the facility at all times) Don’t forget about our featured events: 2nd Annual CLUB ZUMBA Dance Party (7:00-8:30pm) In the Gymnasium fully equipped with club style lighting and our very own MC. The Zumba Party will be lead by two of our premier instructors Barbie and Alison.

In Honor of Freestone’s 10th Anniversary:

Special Membership Pass Rate for Gilbert Residents: 10 Days for $10! Purchase a punch card good for 10 daily admissions for only $10. 7

ON-LINE REGISTRATION -

1/7-1/27

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION -

1/7-1/26

WALK-IN REGISTRATION -

2/11-2/21

T-Ball boys & girls age 4-6

Fee: $56

Girls Softball age 7-12

Fee: $64

Boys Baseball age 7-12

Fee: $64

Play Ball!!

The Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department offers a Youth Ball Program to all boys & girls who are interested in playing the game of softball, baseball or T-ball for the fun of the sport. This is an instructional recreation program that emphasizes fun, skill development, and team unity. The season runs April 4/1-5/9. For more information 480-503-6200

*Volunteer Coaches Needed!* Are you looking for one of the most rewarding jobs around? If so, the Gilbert Parks and Recreation Dept has the one for you! We are currently recruiting volunteer coaches for our upcoming Youth Spring Ball Program. Parents and friends are encouraged to learn ways in which they can contribute to a child’s growth through participation in sports. Volunteering to be a coach not only gives you the opportunity to learn more about the sport itself, it also gives you the chance to get involved with your child and his or her friends. The Youth Spring Ball program offers five divisions: T-Ball (boys and girls ages 4-6), Coach-Pitch Baseball (boys age 7-9), Coach-Pitch Softball (girls ages 7-9), Boys Baseball (ages 10-12) and Girls Slow Pitch Softball (ages 10-12). For further information on how to become a volunteer coach, go to www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/youthspring-ball.cfm or contact Mary Hahn, Recreation Coordinator at 480.503.6242. Season begins April 1 through May 9. Help us make this season a memorable experience for the youth of our community!

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UMPIRES NEEDED! The Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department is currently recruiting individuals interested in umpiring t-ball, baseball, and/or softball games for its upcoming Youth Spring Ball Program. Previous experience is helpful, but not mandatory. An umpires clinic will be held in March and the department will provide all the necessary training. The season begins on April 1 and concludes May 9th. If you are at least 15 years of age and would like additional information about the clinic and or/ employment as an umpire in the Youth Spring Ball Program, please contact Mary Hahn, Recreation Coordinator @ 480.503.6242

Come and join the East Valley’s most exciting and energetic program of Adult Sports Leagues. Join over 48 Adult Men’s Basketball Teams. Register your team for one of our many divisions. If you don't have a team, feel free to sign-up on the unattached player’s list on the website. Team managers refer to this list for new players to add to their team. You can create your own team with the list. Divisions are determined by skill level and playing experience. Teams will play 7 regular season games and end the league with a single elimination tournament that includes gift card prizes. Season begins week of January 27th and continues through early April. Games are played Monday-Thursday 6:30-10pm & Sunday’s 3:30-7:00pm.

DIVISION/LOCATION Men's Intermediate / C.......Sunday early evenings (Greenfield Jr. High) Men's Intermediate / C .........Monday evenings (Greenfield Jr. High) Men's Lower / D ..............Tuesday evenings (Greenfield Jr. High) Men’s 35 and over…...….Tuesday evenings (South Valley Jr. High) Men's Intermediate / C .........Wednesday evenings (Greenfield Jr. High) Men's Upper / B .........Thursday evenings (Greenfield Jr. High) Men's Intermediate / C .......Thursday evenings (South Valley Jr. High)

GYM LOCATIONS: Greenfield Junior High School, 101 S. Greenfield Rd. South Valley Jr. High, 2034 S. Lindsay Rd. TEAM ENTRY FEE: $490 per team. REGISTRATION: Teams may register December 17-January 17 or until leagues fill. League fee and completed rosters are due upon registration. Team registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. TEAM ROSTER: E-mail your team's roster using the fill able form on the town website: www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/sports-adult.cfm. Save a copy to your files for future season's changes and e-mail directly to us and save time. 9

WINTER REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION: All teams (new and returning) must e-mail, mail or drop off a completed roster with a minimum of ten players' names, addresses, and signatures to the Gilbert Parks and Recreation office, 90 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert, AZ, 85296 between December 10 and January 3. All rosters must be received by January 3 by 6pm to be considered for registration. Postmarks will not be accepted. Please make a copy of your roster before turning it in. Only original rosters will be accepted (no faxes, Xeroxed copies, etc.). ROSTER PROCESS FOR 2013: There are three ways to get your roster in: e-mail, drop off or mail registration to: 90 E. Civic Center Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85296. E-mail your team's roster using the fill able form on the town website: www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/sports-adult.cfm. Save a copy to your files for future season's changes and e-mail directly to us and save time.

REGISTRATION/PAYMENT:

Saturday mornings at Freestone Park

On Thursday, January 10th the softball registration will be held at the Southeast Regional Library

Free!

(Greenfield and Guadalupe)

Free Agent Frenzy

LATE REGISTRATION: Teams that do not submit completed rosters by the January 3rd deadline may register for any remaining league openings 8:30pm on January 10th. Teams must bring a completed roster and payment. (subject to availability). Limited openings may still be available after January 10th, Interested teams should call (480) 503-6242 Please visit our website at www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/sports-adult.cfm

for additional information or call 480-503-6200

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Registration for each category will not begin until the previous category is complete. Attendance is required. PAYMENT: All teams must have payment for the entry fee at the time of their selection on January 10.

Only one check per team will be accepted! Women 6:00pm

Co-Ed

Men

6:00pm 7:00pm

GAME TIMES & LOCATION Game times are listed on the charts below. Please note that game times rotate, and are based on number of teams in the league. All games will be played at Freestone Park (Juniper & Lindsay) LEAGUE STRUCTURE

*A mandatory $25 A.S.A. sanctioning fee will be charged to all teams once a year for 2013. All efforts will be made to have rosters available at the ball fields before the end of each season for player signatures. It is the responsibility of each team to ensure they have a completed roster submitted in accordance with the league deadlines. All league schedules are based on the total number of team entries. 8 Team Leagues Single header will include a 7 game schedule.

IMPORTANT

Double header will include a 14 game schedule.

2013 SPRING LEAGUE DATES

Includes a post-season single-elimination tournament.

Rosters Submitted .......... March 4-April 4 Registration /Payment .... April 11 League Play Begins .......... April 29

Day

League

Mon Co-Ed Doubleheader Mon Men's Doubleheader Tues Women's Doubleheader Tues Co-Ed Doubleheader Weds Men's Doubleheader Weds Men's Doubleheader Thurs Co-Ed Doubleheader Thurs Men's Doubleheader Fri Co-Ed Doubleheader Fri Co-Ed Singleheader Fri Co-Ed Singleheader Sun Co-Ed Singleheader Sun Co-Ed Singleheader Sun Men's Doubleheader

Level

Game Times

D 6:30, 7:30pm D 8:30, 9:30pm C 6:30, 7:30pm C 8:30, 9:30pm D 6:30, 7:30 1st wk C 8:30, 9:30 1st wk D 6:30, 7:30pm D 8:30, 9:30pm C 6:30, 7:30 1st wk D I 8:30pm 1st wk D II 9:30pm 1st wk D 5:30pm 1st wk C 6:30pm 1st wk D 7:30, 8:30pm

League Fee ASA Fee $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $365 $365 $365 $365 $580

$25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25

The Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to adjust any policy, regulation, procedure, or format without notice, and to classify teams as necessary.

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Adult Volleyball League WINTER LEAGUE INFORMATION DIVISIONS: Co-Ed Upper / A and Co-Ed Upper / B will both play on Monday evenings. SEASON: Begins Monday, January 28th and continues through March (includes league play and single-elimination tournament). LOCATION: Games played at South Valley Junior High School, 2034 S. Lindsay Road. LEAGUE FEE: $275 per team. Make check payable to the “Town of Gilbert.� REGISTRATION: Teams may register December 17-January 17 or until the league fills. League fee and completed rosters are due upon registration. Team registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. ROSTER: E-mail your team's roster using the fill able form on the town website: www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/sports-adult.cfm. Save a copy to your files for future season's changes and e-mail directly to us and save time. Minimum of 6 players - maximum 12. Players' names, addresses, phone numbers, and signatures are required. Roster changes may be made up until the start of each team's third game DEADLINE: Completed rosters and league fees are due Thursday, January 17 at 6pm, or until the league fills. Email, drop off or mail registration to: Gilbert Parks and Recreation 90 E. Civic Center Drive Gilbert, AZ 85296 (480) 503-6200 Visit our Website for additional information and information on how to submit a roster at: www. Gilbertaz.gov/parks/sportsadult.cfm 12

Parks and Recreation Class Information

Registration Reminders If you are on a waitlist for a class, and an opening becomes available, you will be contacted by the Parks and Recreation Department. Parks and Recreation Department is committed to being fair and equitable to all participants, therefore we are unable to make exceptions to any class policies. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. The Town of Gilbert has the right to cancel due to low enrollment, postpone, combine classes, change rooms and/or instructors at any time. A $25 service charge will be assessed on returned checks. Refund and Cancellation Information *Refund Information-Requests for refunds for classes/programs must be received prior to 6pm, Monday, December 31, 2012 unless otherwise noted in the program description. *Please call (480) 503-6200 for more information.

How to Register On-Line Registration In order to register through on-line registration, you will need a main contact client number, a family PIN number and a credit card. If you do not have a main contact client number and a family PIN number, please call (480) 503-6200. Visit www.GilbertRecreation.com to register on-line. Payments can be made with a Visa, Master Card or American Express. Mail-In Registration

Early registration is encouraged to help prevent course cancellation. If a class or program is cancelled, participants will be notified one week prior to class start date (unless unforeseen circumstances arise) and offered an alternative choice, if available. If no alternative is available, a full refund or credit will be issued. Refund checks require 2-3 weeks processing time.

Class Program Guidelines and Policies All class guidelines and room policies can be found on the Town of Gilbert website at: www.gilbertaz.gov/eservices/

After selecting the classes you wish to register for, then: Complete the registration form on line. Only one person per registration form. Forms may be photocopied. Enter the class code along with other required information, i.e. name of class. Be sure to sign the assumption of risk waiver in ink. Registration fees must be submitted with registration form. Your registration form is an application; it does not assure placement in a class. If your class choices are full, you will be placed on a waitlist for that class. Walk-In Registration Registration forms may be dropped off in person Monday-Thursday 7am-6pm to the Parks and Recreation Department, 90 E. Civic Center Drive. For directions please call (480) 503-6200 Fax-In Registration Fax Registration form to 480-503-6213 All Faxes will be processed the same day as it is received, Monday-Thursday 7am-6pm

Dates to Remember DATES TO REMEMBER Winter Session Dates: January 7-March 2, 2013 Make-up Week: March 4-9, 2013 No Class Dates: January 21 and February 18, 2013 WINTER REGISTRATION DATES Gilbert Residents: On-Line and Mail-In begins: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Non-Gilbert Residents: On-Line,Mail-In and Walk-In begins: Thursday, December 13, 2012 SPRING SESSION DATES Spring Session Dates: March 18-May 18, 2013 Recreation Guide Online: Friday , February 15, 2013 Registration Begins: February 26, 2013

Please Note–We no longer offer Touch-Tone registration

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**SQUISHY, MESSY, STICKY ART-PARENT/TOT**

**Parent/Tot classes are designed to encourage both parent and child participation through instructor led activities. With you by their side, children will experience skills in sharing, listening and following directions. Classes are recommended for first time participants and those that aren’t quite ready to leave your side. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your child and enhance learning at home. For all Parent/Tot classes, only registered participant and parent are allowed in the classroom. Siblings, including infants, unless registered, are not allowed in the classroom. Parents do not need to register but will be required to sign a waiver of liability on the first day of the session. Participants must be the minimum age by the first day of class.**

Dress down cuz you're gonna get MESSY using slime, paints, play dough, shaving cream and much, much more! Art teaches critical thinking, self-expression, problem solving, individuality, creativity and self-esteem. Your child will express themselves through finger painting, sponge art and more! Come explore the amazing world of art and leave the clean up to us! Mom and tot will get messy, please remember to dress down for a messy time! 2-5 YEARS 70605

F

1/11-3/1

9:15-10am

MPAC

$46

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski

Gymnastics

This class will prepare your child for preschool by reinforcing letters, numbers, shapes and colors with you by their side. Math, music, holiday arts and crafts, science and playtime will all be part of our curriculum. We will end our class with story time and snacks.

**HEAD OVER HEELS GYMNASTICS-PARENT/TOT** Parents will learn to assist their little gymnast through warm-ups and stretching before jumping, climbing, crawling and rolling on our kid-friendly gymnastics equipment. Children are encouraged to explore the world of movement using mats and balance beams to build strength, balance and coordination. Focus on hand to eye coordination through the use of bean bags, balls, buckets and hoops. Your kid will flip for this class!

2-3 YEARS

2-3 YEARS

Academics **GREAT STARTS-PARENT/TOT**

70377

T/TH

1/8-2/28

9-10am

MPAC

$92

Arts and Crafts **MESSY MONSTERS-PARENT/TOT** Bring your toddler in for a messy art experience designed just for them! Shaving cream, paint and play-dough projects will engage your child's senses while they have a messy good time. Class will end with a mom and tot circle time to enjoy songs and play or story time. Come explore the amazing world of art and leave the clean up to us! Mom and tot will get messy, please remember to dress down for a messy time! 1 ½-2 ½ YEARS F

1/11-3/1

10:15-11am

MPAC

$46

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski 2-3 YEARS 70751

M

1/7-2/25*

10:30-11:15am CC

Instructor: TBA *No class 1/21 & 2/18

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W

1/9-2/27

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski

Instructor: Carolyn Love

70482

70394

$37

10:15-11am

MPAC

$38

Martial Arts **SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-PARENT/TOT** Have fun with your little one as you both learn the fundamental movements of Sanchin-Ryu. Benefits of this program include: enhanced balance and coordination, improved motor-skills and useful self-defense techniques. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 3-6 YEARS 70571

M

1/7-2/25*

5:30-6:20pm

CC

$27

70572

F

1/11-3/1*

5:30-6:20pm

FRC

$32

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Staff *No class 1/21, 2/18 & 2/22

Special Interest **ABC MUSIC & ME-PARENT/TOT** Come sing, dance, make music and learn. This class will help develop pre-literacy and language skills through a child's most-loved rituals: music, story time, and fun. A new theme and materials are introduced each session. The class materials include a CD with all the music from class and a magazine-style Family Guide that includes the class story. The instructor, Colleen Rogers, has been a licensed Kindermusik educator since 1998. Her love for children and music is evident in her classes. A $15 materials fee will be collected on the first day of class. 2-4 YEARS 70244

W

1/9-1/30

9:30-10:10am SERL

$30

70245

W

1/9-1/30

10:30-11:10am SERL

$30

70246

W

2/6-2/27

9:30-10:10am SERL

$30

70247

W

2/6-2/27

10:30-11:10am SERL

$30

Instructor: Colleen Rogers

Registering now!

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Special Interest – continued

Sports

**KINDERMUSIK FAMILY TIME-PARENT/TOT**

**MY FIRST SPORTS CLASS-PARENT/TOT**

It’s Family Jam time! This class brings children of all ages together for musical and developmental learning in a fun family environment. At each weekly 45-minute class you’ll see how music helps your family laugh together, share, and take turns. “Our Kind of Day” is a 12 week semester divided into three 4-week sessions. Families are welcome to join at the beginning of any session. The instructor, Colleen Rogers, has been a licensed Kindermusik educator since 1998. Her love for children and music is evident in her classes. A onetime fee of $50 per family will be collected on the first day of class. This fee pays for Home Materials for the 12 week semester. Materials include: Two Books—Bouncing on the Bed and Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes, Two Home CDs, Family Guide & Game, and two Double Egg Shakers.

Together, you and your child will have fun learning the basics of various sports such as t-ball, soccer and basketball while developing large motor skills and coordination. Emphasis is on learning to follow directions, take turns, develop coordination and promote self esteem. Participants must wear sneakers. .

1 MONTH-7 YEARS 70443

T

1/8-1/29

9-9:45am

SERL

$35

70444

T

1/8-1/29

10-10:45am

SERL

$35

70654

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2/5-2/26

9-9:45am

SERL

$35

70655

T

2/5-2/26

10-10:45am

SERL

$35

Instructor: Colleen Rogers

2-3 YEARS 70500

M

1/7-2/25*

10-10:45am

MPAC

$29

Instructor: TBA *No class 1/21 & 2/18 **PARENT & ME ICE SKATING** For beginner skaters, Parent & Me is a great activity for a child and a parent to get started on the ice. This class is a fun recreational skating class designed to give instruction to children together with their parent. One parent per child please. Polar Ice (PI) is located at 2305 E. Knox Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85296 3-6 YEARS 70508

SAT

1/5-2/2

10:05-10:35am

PI

$60

70509

SAT

2/9-3/9

10:05-10:35am

PI

$60

Instructor: Polar Ice Staff **SOCCERTOTS-PARENT/TOT** Our skill building and non-league program will allow your kids to learn the soccer basics while having fun. Parental involvement required. Please bring a #3 or #4 size soccer ball. 1 ½-2 ½ YEARS 70587

SAT

1/12-2/16

9:30-10:15am

CC

$64

1/12-2/16

10:30-11:15am

CC

$64

1/12-2/16

11:30am-12:15pm

CC

$64

2 ½-4 YEARS 70588

SAT

4-6 YEARS 70589

SAT

Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff **SPORTBALL JUNIOR-PARENT/TOT**

**MUSIC IN MOTION-PARENT/TOT**

NEW

Engage with your young child in this sensory and movement exploration of sound and music. Weekly themes use a wide variety of instruments and musical experiences to promote cognitive, motor, communication, and emotional/social development. All lead instructors are degreed, nationally Board-Certified Music Therapists. 1 MONTH-4 YEARS

16 MONTHS-2 YEARS 70595

TH

1/24-2/28

70656

SAT

1/26-3/2

Instructor: Sportball Staff

70652

T

1/8-1/29

9-9:45am

CC

$40

70653

T

2/5-2/26

9-9:45am

CC

$40

Instructor: Higher Octave Healing Staff

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This 45-minute program is a perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents participate in sports, creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time and much more. Although these programs focus more on exploration, children will be introduced to a different sport each week. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and challenge them according to their skill level.

9-9:45am 9:30-10:15am

MPAC

$79

MPAC

$79

**SPORTBALL ME & MY DAD-PARENT/TOT**

Dads can have a direct hand in their youngster's development learning important introductory physical skills associated with hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football. Sportball helps children develop confidence in their abilities and also helps adults understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of classes. 2-5 YEARS 70657

SAT

1/26-3/2

10:15-11am

STORYTIME ADVENTURES

NEW

MPAC

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff **SPORTBALL PARENT & CHILD** Parents and caregivers can have a direct hand in their youngster's development through our Multi-Sport program. Sportball programs teach children important introductory physical skills associated with our eight core sports (hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football) and helps them to develop confidence in their abilities.

WITH

Grab your best stuffed friend and join us for stories, songs and fun. Each month we will set out on a new adventure through the pages of our books, creating story inspired crafts and celebrating with silly songs that may just make us get up and dance. Each month will feature a new story, inspired by a monthly theme. All ages welcome!

HELD the 2ND FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH Stories will be held at 10am & 10:30am FREE (No registration necessary) For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294

2-3 YEARS 70663

TH

1/24-2/28

9:45-10:15am

MPAC

BEAR

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff

Walk-ins Welcome!

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE February 8th Dance to your favorite music, enjoy pizza & drinks and a corsage for the lady. The Father/Daughter Dance is open to all you ladies ages 3-17 and their Dad, favorite Uncle, Grandpa or family friend. A photographer will be on hand to capture this special event at no additional charge. Only daughter needs to register. This event sells out fast so please register early, once event is full we will close registration. For more information, contact the Gilbert Community Center at 480-503-6270. If you have more than one daughter

Tumbling and Movement

please register for a couple and an additional daughter.

**ALL STAR KIDZ-PARENT/TOT** Your little one and you will enjoy listening to music and the movement involved with dancing and playing with you by their side. They will learn to follow directions while improving motor skills and coordination. Lots of fun for your little one and a work out for you too! Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1520 W. Warner Rd., Suite 116., Gilbert, AZ, 85233.

3-17 YEARS 70360 F 2/8 6:30-9pm

CC $35 (couple)

70361

CC

F 2/8 6:30-9pm

$5 (additional daughter)

1 ½-3 YEARS 70250

W

1/9-2/27

10-10:45am

DSD

$64

70658

SAT

1/12-3/2

9-9:45am

DSD

$64

Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff

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Tumbling and Movement—continued

Golf is Fun!!

**BABIES IN MOTION-PARENT/TOT** Little ones will explore by climbing up, down, under and over on child friendly equipment. Class gives your child the opportunity to express themselves through creative play to gain balance, coordination and social interaction. Music and props incorporated to give your little one a jumping good time! 1-2 YEARS 70270

T

1/8-2/26

9:15-10amMPAC

$38

Instructor: Diana Hakes **FUN & FITNESS-PARENT/TOT** Get a fun workout with your little one using basic body movement and gross motor skills. Gain strength, flexibility and balance crawling up, down, over and through mats, parachutes, hoops and more! Take a walk back to your own childhood by participating in some of the classic children songs and nursery rhymes. Class is wildly interactive with you by their side! 1-2 YEARS 70368

M

1/7-2/25*

9-9:45am

MPAC

$29

Instructor: Diana Hakes *No class 1/21, 2/18 **MUSIC & MOVEMENT-PARENT/TOT**

NEW

Come and celebrate the joy of music with your little one! You’ll interact together playing rhythm instruments, singing classic preschool songs, sharing rhymes and using simple props in a soft play environment. Creativity and imagination will be encouraged along with socialization to help your child develop new friendships. 1-2 YEARS 70668

T

1/8-2/26

Instructor: Diana Hakes

10:15-11am

MPAC

$38

Youth Golf Clubs Rental Call:480-503-6200

Attention! We are looking for experienced Recreation Instructors for all age groups and activities. Apply on-line at: www.gilbertaz.gov under the employment tab.

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NEW

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Learn to roar like the lions and walk like the Elephants. Kids will learn all about animals through story time, songs, movements, worksheets and crafts. This class is loaded with wild animal fun! 3-5 YEARS 70698

T/TH

1/8-2/28 12:30-2pm FRC $118

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck APPLES TO ZEBRAS Discover the alphabet in a fun and creative way. Learn letter recognition and words that begin with each new letter. Each daynew letters will be covered by hands-on developmental activities. Each child will also make their own alphabet book. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class. 3-4 YEARS 70258

T/TH

1/8-2/28 9-10:30am FRC $118

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck

Academics ALPHABET SOUP Discover the alphabet in a fun and creative way. Letter recognition, letter tracing, and crafts that relate with the letter of the day as well as story time and group play to keep your child engaged in the learning process. Children will also learn to follow directions and develop social skills. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 70257

M/W

1/7-2/27*

9-10:30am

FRC

$105

70697

T/TH

1/8-2/28 10:45am-12:15pm FRC

$118

FUNDAY FRIDAY Come join us for a fun-filled adventure land loaded with a variety of activities your child is sure to enjoy! Make amazing crafts, sing silly songs, play outdoors, take a nature walk, watch funny movies, make yummy buttered popcorn, read fairytales, make delicious ice cream, paint colorful collages, dig for dinos, and go on a bear hunt‌just to name a few! This is a place where a kid can be a kid! Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck *No class 1/21 & 2/18

70717

NEW

ANIMAL CRACKERZ Check out this amazing program that incorporates reading, writing, math, science, and physical fitness along with social development in a fun hands-on fashion! Along with letter recognition and writing skills, your child will have fun following a recipe while learning mathematical measurements, how to make slime & volcanoes erupt and the importance of taking care of our bodies with physical activity! We’ll develop the whole child in a fun and exciting way! Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 4-6 YEARS

F

1/11-3/1 10am-12pm MPAC $80

Instructor: Cathy Gomez KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS Challenge your student to experience an array of preschool activities. Join us on an adventure of colors, shapes, letters and numbers to build basic skills in preparation for kindergarten. Activities include learning centers, arts and crafts, music and physical activity. Special theme days will be included to enhance learning. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 4-6 YEARS

70670

T/TH

1/8-2/28

Instructor: Cheryl Phillips

9am-12pm

MPAC

$235

70435

M/W

1/7-2/27*

9am-12pm

MPAC $205

Instructor: Elena Emanuel *No class 1/21 & 2/18

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LITTLE SCIENTIST

Academics-continued KINDERGARTEN PREP Prepare your child for Kindergarten by enrolling them in this fast-paced learning environment. Coursework includes developing knowledge of letters, numbers, shapes and colors, incorporated through a variety of different themes. Focus is on writing, phonics, and self expression through group discussions and simple addition/ subtraction. Children must be able to identify most of the alphabet letters and sounds plus numbers 1-10. 4-6 YEARS 70442

Children will have fun learning about a variety of different topics such as Ocean Life, Reptiles, Weather, Our Skeletal System and many more. Children will learn about these through simple experiments, books, songs and hands on activities. 3-4 YEARS 70467

TH

1/10-2/28

9-10am

FRC

$46

1/10-2/28

10:15-11:15am FRC

$46

4-6 YEARS 70758

TH

Instructor: Debra Shaw

M/T/W 1/7-2/27* 10:45am-1:15pm FRC

$258

Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class 1/21 & 2/18 KINDERGARTEN READINESS Give your kids a head start by enrolling them in Kindergarten Readiness. Coursework includes recognizing and writing letters and numbers, introduction to basic site words, colors and shapes. Each class includes reading and discussion groups to help develop each child’s love for reading and key listening and comprehension skills. Children will learn basic academic skills to succeed in Kindergarten. 4-6 YEARS 70660

W/F

1/9-2/15

9-11am

SERL

$118

WIGGLE WORM ADVENTURES

Instructor: Amber Shahid LIL’ CRITTERS CLUB Animals will be our theme as we explore the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors. Your little one will practice following directions, being a good listener, as well as getting along with others. We'll sing, craft, play games and have a super fun time! 3-4 YEARS 70462

T

1/8-2/26

9-9:45am

SERL

$46

LITTLE LEARNERS This class offers a variety of activities that your child will enjoy: letters, numbers, colors, shapes, arts, crafts, games, songs, stories and more. This program gives children the opportunity to grow and develop, both socially and educationally. 3-4 YEARS M/T/W 1/7-2/27*

9-10:30am

Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class 1/21 & 2/18

Registering NOW!

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Maximum of 4 children/adult.

EVERY FRIDAY from 9-11am

Instructor: Jennifer Domini

70466

A clean, safe, indoor play area for you and your child to have some fun. Mats, music, parachutes, hoops, tunnels and more will be available for you & your little munchkin to climb up, down, over and through. Wiggle Worm Adventures is designed for children 5 years and younger. Adult supervision is a required at all times.

FRC

$159

COST: $1.50/resident and $2.25/non-resident For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294.

Walk-ins welcome!

PHONICS AT THE ZOO PRE-K PREP Join Miss Kathi in this classroom complete with learning centers, Phonics (reinforce letters/sounds), math, reading, science and art. Children will enjoy circle time with sign language songs, movement and show and tell. Class is best for those that have previously taken Phonics at the Zoo. Snacks will be provided. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 4-6 YEARS 70677

M/W/F

1/7-3/1*

9-11am

MPAC $206

Instructor: Kathi Hofferth *No class 1/21 & 2/18 PLAYHOUSE FOR PRESCHOOLERS NEW LITTLE TOTS ABC’S Prepare your little tot for a world of adventure in preschool! Basic skills in counting, sorting, letters, numbers, shapes and colors will be incorporated with creative play to encourage social development individuality and success! Kids will create fun holiday arts and crafts projects! Please note this is NOT a parent tot class. Only registered participants are allowed in the classroom. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.

NEW

Join the fun and make new friends with this terrific preschool experience. ABC’s, 123’s, art, crafts, games, songs, stories, creative play and tons of fun! Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 70527

M/W

1/7-2/27* 11:45-1:15pm

FRC

$105

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck *No class 1/21 & 2/18

2-3 YEARS 70794

W

1/9-2/27

9-9:45am

MPAC

$46

Instructor: Carolyn Love LUNCH BUNCH LEARNERS Now here is an opportunity for your child to learn while you get a little free time. This kindergarten prep class will jump start your child’s learning capabilities. We will work on name recognition, prewriting skills, counting in both English and Spanish, take a look at ABC’s, talk about the weather and the seasons, and so much more. There will be plenty of art, music, stories and pretend play. Plus, your child will bring his/her own lunch for a fun social experience. This class continues throughout the school year with new activities being added each session. Note: Food allergies will be discussed on the first day. As a precaution, please NO peanut products. 3 ½-5 YEARS 70468

M

1/7-2/25*

9am-12pm

CC

$91

Instructor: Susan Miller *No Class 1/21 & 2/18

READY, SET, LEARN Let's get ready to learn! This class offers a variety of activities that your child will enjoy. We will focus on colors, shapes, numbers, letters, socialization, listening, following instructions and fine motor skills. We will learn through arts, crafts, games, songs, stories and more. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2 ½-3 YEARS 70535

F

1/11-3/1

9-9:45am

CC

$46

70795

F

1/11-3/1

10-10:45am

CC

$46

Instructor: Jennifer Domni

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TIC-TALK SPANISH

Academics-continued SMART START SCHOLARS Jump start your preschooler with this structured course! We will count in both English and Spanish; go over colors and shapes, and move forward with ABC’s and numbers. We will explore learning through the use of educational manipulative toys. Let your child Increase his socialization skills while learning the basic preschool structure. This class continues through the calendar year with new activities and skills being added each session. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class.

T/TH

2 ½-6 YEARS 70630

3-5 YEARS 70754

This is a Total Immersion Language Acquisition Program that helps children understand their world, learn new vocabulary, and develop the skills necessary to speak Spanish. The curriculum is carefully sequenced to gradually incorporate new words and expressions through our customized songs and interactive lessons, as it reinforces past vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on auditory comprehension, oral expression and it’s fun! A $27 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class, which includes customized CD, book and flashcards.

1/8-2/28

9-10:15am

CC

$100

T

1/8-2/26

1:30-2:15pm

MPAC

$85

Instructor: Mina Martinez

Instructor: Susan Miller

TINY TOT’S

SPANISHKIDDOS

Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of preschool. Participants will learn the pre-school basics, social skills and learn fine motor skills in this fun class. Please note this is NOT a parent tot class. Only Registered participants are allowed in the room. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.

Fun and play form the foundation for our preschooler's foreign language classes. Within two or three classes, kids learn key phrases in Spanish, through simple, repeated songs and chants. Meanwhile, they become familiar with more complex aspects of the language by engaging in 'adventures,' tactile and movement-based games that require them to solve simple problems in the language taught. These adventures, starring the Spanishkiddos, our multicultural cast of characters, take students to other lands and cultures to ensure that their language instruction is combined with cultural exposure. Spanishkiddos Gilbert (SK) is located at 743 S. Lindsay Rd. #102, Gilbert, 85296. 3-5 YEARS 70661

M/W

2/4-2/27*

9-11:30am

SK

$118

70682

T/TH

1/8-1/31

9-11:30am

SK

$135

Instructor: Claudia Moreno *No class 2/18

2-3 YEARS 70633

M

1/7-2/25*

10:45-11:30am FRC

$37

70634

W

1/9-2/27

10:45-11:30am FRC

$46

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck *No class 1/21 & 2/18 TODDLERSCHOOL This is a “first experience” class without parents. This is a chance for your child to be “on his own”, and develop his/her own unique personality. We will take a look at colors and shapes. There will be counting, stories, music and crafts. Children will learn to socialize, and play with others in a structured learning environment. This class continues throughout the school year with new activities being added each session. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2 ½-3 ½ YEARS

The traverse wall is a way to stay active while having fun. Watch the smile on your child’s face grow as they race across the 8’x 36’ traverse wall. Staff will provide supervised climbing opportunities/activities while rock-like features and multiple climbing routes add climbing challenges. Also, this wall isn’t just for kids! It’s for anyone with the desire to have fun. No age restrictions but those under 12 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. Weight capacity is 500lbs. Sneakers must be worn and a traverse wall waiver must be filled out prior to climbing. For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294.

T

1/8-2/26

10:30-11:30am CC

$46

70756

TH

1/10-2/28

10:30-11:30am CC

$46

Instructor: Susan Miller TOT TIME PRESCHOOL Your little one will make new friends and have lots of fun while getting an introduction to preschool. We'll practice fine motor skills, following directions and social skills. Beginning concepts such as letters, numbers, and colors will also be incorporated through crafts, songs, stories and games. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS 70638

T

1/8-2/26

10:15-11am

SERL

$46

DAY/TIME: M-F 4-6:30pm

70664

T

1/8-2/26

11:15am-12pm SERL

$46

LOCATION: McQueen Park Activity Center, 510 N. Horne St.

Instructor: Jennifer Domini

COST: $1.50/resident and $2.25/non-resident (YOUTH)

No registration necessary

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70755

Arts and Crafts

SQUISHY, MESSY STICKY ART Dress for a mess and get ready to explore the amazing world of art. Children express themselves through finger painting, sponge art and more!! Art teaches critical thinking, self-expression, problem solving, individuality, creativity and self-esteem. 3-5 YEARS 70603

F

1/11-3/1

11:15am-12pm CC

$46

Cooking CRAZY CHEFS For those of you who get the munchies and don't know what to do, come learn how to prepare your own snacks. Each child will receive a cookbook with a copy of each recipe on the last day of class. Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for

children with food allergies. 3-5 YEARS 70683

W

1/9-2/27

10-10:50am

MPAC

$44

Instructor: Cathy Gomez NEW

CREATIVE CUPCAKE DECORATING Learn how to prepare and decorate a basic cupcake using frosting, candies and a plethora of edible items beyond your wildest imagination. How-to instructions provided each week to recreate at home. Enjoy making cupcakes in fun, seasonal themes. The possibilities are endless! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 3-6 YEARS 70798 Looking for a Recreation Guide reminder?

F

1/11-3/1

11:15am-12:05pm MPAC $50

Instructor: Cheryl Phillips

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BALLET/ TAP

Cooking—continued

Come have fun while learning fun tap combinations and the graceful movements of classical ballet. Proper dance attire, ballet and tap shoes are strongly recommended.

HEALTHY SNACKS, HAPPY KIDS! Have you been looking for new ways to get your tot to try some new, healthy foods?! It’s all in the presentation! Kids will create tasty, FUN, healthy snacks and treats that they won’t be able to resist…not even a bite! They’ll learn kitchen etiquette, food preparation and they’ll even receive a recipe book to re-create at home. Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with

3-5 YEARS 70279

M

1/7-2/25*

10-10:45am

FRC

$29

70280

T

1/8-2/26

4:15-5pm

FRC

$38

Instructor: Jennifer Domini *No class 1/21 & 2/18

food allergies. 3-5 YEARS 70690

F

1/11-3/1

10-10:45am

MPAC

$50

Instructor: Cheryl Phillips *No class 1/21 & 2/18

Dance and Cheer BE A BALLERINA

BABY BALLERINAS This ballet class is designed especially for the very young dancer. We will be using props, imagery and costumes during this class. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS

Your little one will learn beginning ballet technique and have fun dressing up as a ballerina. Each week a new costume piece or prop will be used. Ballet shoes are recommended. 3-4 YEARS 70283

M

1/7-2/25*

11-11:45am

FRC

$29

W

1/9-2/27

9-9:45am

FRC

$38

70271

W

1/9-2/27

11-11:30am

CC

$29

70285

70759

TH

1/10-2/28

11:30am-12pm CC

$29

Instructor: Jennifer Domini *No class 1/21 & 2/18 4-6 YEARS

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

70284

W

1/9-2/27

BABY BALLERINAS II

Instructor: Jennifer Domini

This class is for students that have completed at least one class of Baby Ballerinas and are ready to progress their technique. This ballet class is designed especially for the very young dancers. We will be using props, imagery and costumes during this class. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class.

70286

2-3 YEARS 70760

T

1/8-2/26

11:30am-12pm

CC

$29

70761

W

1/9-2/27

11:45am-12:15pm CC

$29

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

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SAT

1/12-3/2

Instructor: Lauren Rengler

10-10:45am

11-11:45am

FRC

$38

FRC

$38

BEAUTIFUL BALLERINAS

DANCING QUEENS

Beautiful Ballerinas is the place to be, you will learn basic ballet moves and routines using fanciful music and will dress-up too. This class will encourage listening skills, following directions, positive self image and cooperating with others. Ballet shoes and dancewear is recommended. Costumes and props will be provided. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.

This will have your child learning a variety of dance styles. Your child will be a true dancing queen learning tap, jazz, and even a little hip hop. Tap and jazz shoes are recommended.

2 ½-3 YEARS 70287

W

1/9-2/27

10-10:40am

CC

$38

Instructor: Diana Hakes CHEER, CHANTS & TUMBLE The girls on this squad will learn basic cheer tumbling, simple chants, kicks, dances and jumps set to age appropriate music. Skills are broken down into easy to follow steps, which will be put together into a short, fun routine to be performed at the end of the session. “Give me a C-H-E-E-R, C-H-A-N-T-S & T-U-M-B-L-E, what’s that spell?”...FUN!

3-5 YEARS 70341

M

1/7-2/25*

9-9:45am

FRC

$29

70342

W

1/9-2/27

11-11:45am

FRC

$38

Instructor: Jennifer Domini *No class 1/21 & 2/18 DRESS UP AND DANCE Dress up like a princess, a movie star, a cowgirl, and more! Explore dance through play and dress up in this fun introduction to dance. Learn basic dance moves in jazz, tap, ballet, and hip hop to appropriate music. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1520 W. Warner Rd., Suite 116., Gilbert, AZ, 85233. 3-5 YEARS 70346

SAT

1/12-3/2

11-11:45am

DSD

$64

Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff

2 ½-3 YEARS 70311

T

1/8-2/26

3-3:40pm

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Elena Emanuel 3-5 YEARS 70734

TH

1/10-2/28

11-11:45am

MPAC

$38

DANCE, TUMBLE & CHEER A combination class fusing the dynamics of dancing, gymnastics and cheer all in one. Your child will have the opportunity to learn some amazing routines and skills. This class teaches social interaction, coordination and flexibility. 4-6 YEARS 70843

SAT

FAIRYTALE BALLET The magical journey begins here. Fairytale Ballet offers beginning exploration into classical ballet that incorporates costumes, props, and music into each class. Ballet shoes recommended. Costumes and props will be provided. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 70351

M

1/7-2/25*

9-9:45am

CC

$29

CC

$29

CC

$38

Instructor: TBA *No class 1/21 & 2/18 70348

M

1/7-2/25*

12-12:45pm

Instructor: Jenna Hart *No class 1/21 & 2/18 1/12-3/2 10-10:45am

FRC

$38

Instructor: Lauren Regnier

70350

F

1/11-3/1

9-9:45am

Instructor: Elena Emanuel

DANCE AND TUMBLE Participants will learn dance techniques and tumbling at the most basic level. Fun props will be used to enhance the learning experience. This class is designed to develop motor skills, coordination and self esteem. Participants must be the minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 70335

W

1/9-2/27

10-10:45am

CC

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

$38

FAIRYTALE BALLET II This class is for students that have completed at least one class of Fairytale Ballet and they are ready to progress their technique. The magical journey begins here. Fairytale Ballet offers beginning exploration into classical ballet that incorporates costumes, props, and music into each class. Ballet shoes recommended. Costumes and props will be provided. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS

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70353

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Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

TH

1/10-2/28

10:30-11:15am CC

$38

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Dance and Cheer - continued JAZZY POM DANCE This class is a mixture of Jazz technique and Pom dance style. Jazz Pom Dance is great exercise that helps eye-hand coordination and increases flexibility. Students learn basic jazz/hip-hop technique and exciting arm/hand movement to today's kid-friendly pop music. 4-6 YEARS 70762

M

1/7-2/25*

1-1:45pm

CC

$29

Instructor: Jenna Hart *No Class 1/21 & 2/18

70632

This is an action packed class that includes hip hop, tap, and tumbling. Participants will have a variety of moves to go home and show off. This is a great class to learn fine motor skills, coordination and poise. 3-5 YEARS TH

1/10-2/28

11-11:45am

FRC

$38

9-9:45am

FRC

$38

Instructor: Jennifer Domini 4-6 YEARS 70538

SAT

Every week your little “Tinkerbell” will tip toe into a world of imagination! Costumes, props and books will be incorporated into this magical basic ballet class. A new fairytale will also be incorporated into their learning along with building coordination, rhythm and vocabulary. The class is also designed to create a magical environment for enhancing your child’s physical, mental, emotional and social development. Be sure to bring your camera each week as you’ll be invited in at the end of class! Ballet shoes recommended but not required. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2 ½-3 YEARS

RHYTHM & ROLL

70537

TINKERBELL BALLET

1/13-3/2

T

1/8-2/26*

9:15-9:55am

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski *No class 1/21 & 2/18 TWINKLE TOES Class is full of imagination and fun while introducing the fundamentals of dance techniques in ballet, tap and tumbling. At this age, dance is about learning to nurture creative movement, follow directions, become aware of one’s body/surroundings and establish classroom etiquette. Great opportunity to let your little dancer build confidence and self esteem! Soft soled dance shoes and tap shoes are recommended but not required. 3-5 YEARS

Instructor: Lauren Regnier

70736

T

1/8-2/26*

11-11:45am

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski *No class 1/21 & 2/18

TAP, BALLET & TUMBLE Participants will learn tap, ballet, and tumbling at the most basic level. This class is designed to develop motor skills, coordination, and self esteem. Tap and ballet shoes are recommended. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2 ½-3 YEARS 70620

M

1/7-2/25*

10-10:45am

CC

$29

9-9:40am

CC

$38

10-10:45am

FRC

$38

9-9:45am

FRC

$38

10-10:45am

CC

$38

Instructor: TBA *No class 1/21 & 2/18 70618

W

1/9-2/27

Instructor: Diana Hakes 70622

TH

1/10-2/28

Instructor: Jennifer Domini 3-5 YEARS 70623

TH F

HEAD OVER HEELS GYMNASTICS This class is geared towards the young gymnast that would like to learn basic floor gymnastics such as forward & straddle rolls and how to walk on a balance beam. They will also practice skills to accomplish headstands, beginner cartwheels and arching. Kids will work on gross motor skills such as balance, coordination and flexibility. Focus on hand to eye coordination through the use of bean bags, balls, buckets and hoops. Your kid will flip for this class! 3-5 YEARS

1/10-2/28

Instructor: Jennifer Domini 70619

Gymnastics

1/11-3/1

Instructor: Elena Emanuel

70393

W

1/9-2/27

MPAC

$38

3-3:45pm

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski 4-6 YEARS 70737

TH

1/10-2/28

Instructor: Elena Emanuel

26

9-9:45am

PIANO FOR LITTLE HANDS

Health and Fitness YOGA FOR YOUNGSTERS Utilizing their imaginations, increased coordination and independence, children engage and learn poses as they 'roar' like a lion, 'meow' like a cat or 'moo' like a cow and play yoga games. 3-6 YEARS 70763

F

1/11-3/1

9-9:45am

CC

$38

Basic piano skills, such as proper hand positions, posture, note reading, and technique, will be taught. Students will learn how to play popular age appropriate songs step by step. No prior experience is required. Student will be required to provide their own keyboards for class sessions; full-size, weighted keys are preferable if possible. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 4-7 YEARS 70522

Instructor: Jeanette Runnings

W

1/16-2/20

4-4:45pm

CC

$77

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory Staff

Special Interest

SINGING FOR LITTLE STARS GROWING YOUNG MUSICIANS This class will allow students to learn about the joy of music. They will engage in tonal competency, rhythmic competency, learn the basics of reading music through games and fun activities. The children will also explore new instruments and "make and take" new instruments home each week. This course serves as a great precursor to private lessons. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 4-7 YEARS 70378

T

1/15-2/19

4-4:45pm

SERL

$77

This program is full of fun methods that will allow students to learn proper voice technique including posture, breath support, pitch accuracy, and projection. There will also be focus on the art of performance and presentation. They will be given the opportunities to sing in an ensemble setting as well as a soloist. At the end of the sessions, a student recital will be held allowing the students to perform and utilize their acquired skills. No prior experience required. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 4-7 YEARS 70583

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory Staff

T

1/15-2/19

5-5:45pm

SERL

$77

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory of Music Staff GUITAR FOR LITTLE HANDS This class will allow students the opportunity to learn more about the basics of guitar playing. They will learn warm-up techniques, finger-strengthening exercises, tuning, proper hand positions, posture, note-reading, finger-picking, simplified chords, and how to play simple songs step by step by the end of the sessions. No prior experience required. Students will be required to provide their own guitar for class sessions. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 4-7 YEARS 70669

W

1/16-2/20

4:45-5:30pm

CC

$77

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory Staff

Sports ALL STAR SPORTS A great class for children to learn and practice basic skills used in soccer, basketball and baseball while enhancing their large motor skills and coordination. Good sportsmanship, teamwork and appropriate classroom behavior will be emphasized. Other sport skills may be introduced to add variety to the class. Participants must wear tennis shoes. If weather permits, some classes may be moved outdoors. 3-5 YEARS 70253

LITTLE NATURE EXPLORERS

T

1/8-2/26

10:30-11:15am FRC

$38

2:15-2:55pm

MPAC

$38

1:30-2:15pm

FRC

$38

Instructor: Nicole Reese

3-5 yr olds discover, learn, & play outdoors at the Riparian Preserve with our specialized preschool staff. Research indicates that child-led experiences in nature support many facets of physical, mental and

1/9-2/27

9-10:30am

70837 W

1/9-2/27 10:45am-12�15pm

T

1/8-2/26

Instructor: Dempster Jackson 4-6 YEARS

emotional growth and development! 70545 W

70252

Riparian

$55

Riparian

$55

70254

T

1/8-2/26

Instructor: Nicole Reese Instructor: Maya Jones

27

KIDDIE KICKERS

Sports-continued FOOTBALL SKILLS Your toddler will learn and play touch football while practicing fundamental motor skills such as passing, receiving, punting and kicking. A basic introduction to football that consists of games and drills while stressing the fun of participating. Participants must wear sneakers. If weather permits, some classes may be moved outdoors.

M

3-4 YEARS 70437

4-6 YEARS 70363

Kick start your child’s sport career in this introductory soccer class designed to enhance your child’s physical and cognitive abilities. Basic ball handling skills such as kicking, passing and shooting will be learned during practice drills and game time. Good sportsmanship, teamwork and appropriate classroom behavior are encouraged. Participants must wear sneakers.

1/7-2/25*

3-3:45pm

FRC

$29

F

1/11-3/1

11-11:45am

FRC

$38

Instructor: Nicole Reese

Instructor: Dempster Jackson *No class 1/21 & 2/18 KIDS LOVE GOLF.com

LET’S PLAY SPORTS NEW

We make it fast and fun! Our PGA golf coaches with the Outback Golf Academy provide expert coaching and advice to kids and parents using kid friendly equipment and a focus on athletic development. They swing clubs yes, in-between cart-wheels, jumping jacks and games that teach mobility, stability, coordination and energy. Golf should be the first sport! Why? The ball isn't moving! Start with a stationary ball then advance to a moving one. We help kids to love the game of golf in a safe and fun way. Kids learn to succeed right away at a challenging lifelong sport which is great for the whole family. On Monday's parents can take a class at the same time but separated from their kids. We use our own specialized equipment, please don't bring any golf clubs. Tennis shoes, water bottle, outdoor clothing, smiles and energy are all that's needed. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296.

70674

M

1/7-1/28

5:30-6:15pm

WS

$70

70848

M

2/4-2/18

5:30-6:15pm

WS

$70

70849

TH

1/10-1/31 11-11:45am

WS

$70

70850

TH

1/10-1/31 2-2:45pm

WS

$70

70851

TH

2/7-2/28

11-11:45am

WS

$70

70852

TH

2/7-2/28

2-2:45pm

WS

$70

Instructor: Outback Golf Academy Staff

70796

F

1/11-3/1

10-10:45am

CC

$38

1/11-3/1

1:30-2:15pm

CC

$38

10-10:45am

CC

$38

Instructor: TBA 70459

F

Instructor: Dempster Jackson 70460

SAT

1/12-3/2

FAMILY FuN zoNe! OPEN the LAST FRIDAY of EVERY

MONTH

TIME: 6-8:45pm COST: $1.50/resident and $2.25/non-resident

HOOP IT UP! This program is intended to teach the participant the fundamentals of basketball while providing a positive recreational experience for boys and girls. Participants will learn shooting, passing, dribbling, drills. Other games may be incorporated as well to help enhance motor skills.

Adults are FREE!

Enjoy some quality fun, family entertainment with chances to compete against other families or even kids vs. parents! Obstacle courses, dodgeball, tug-o-war and perhaps some silly, mixed up sports like karaoke kickball…the possibilities are ENDLESS!

4-6 YEARS W

3-5 YEARS

Instructor: TBA

4-6 YEARS

70398

This high energy class will provide your child with the opportunity to learn about many different sports and games in a fun, organized, safe recreation setting. All of which may include flag football, basketball, soccer, t-ball, track & field and much more! Drills will also incorporate opportunities for participants to practice color recognition and the difference between left and right. Good sportsmanship, teamwork and appropriate classroom behavior will be encouraged throughout the class.

1/9-2/27

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

4-4:45pm

FRC

$38

Sneakers must be worn to participate. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294. Walk-ins welcome!

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MINI SPORTS JAM

SNOWPLOW SAM 1-3

Introduce your child to sports and fitness as they learn about sports and develop their gross motor skills. Daily stretching, play, team interaction, games and basic skill building drills will be a part of this introductory sports experience. Books and music may be used to enhance the experience. This class will introduce basic soccer, basketball, t-ball skills & football. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.

If your child is ages 3-6 and has never skated, this is the starting point. Snowplow Sam classes are based on the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program. Children will advance through levels 1-3, each level gradually becoming more challenging. Polar Ice (PI) is located at 2305 E Knox Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296.

2 ½ -3 YEARS 70797

F

1/11-3/1

11-11:40am

CC

$38

F

1/11-3/1

2:30-3:15pm

CC

$38

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

MY FAVORITE SPORTS This class will have all of your little ones favorite sports combined into one action packed session. Kids will have social interaction and learn fine motor skills with sports like soccer, t-ball, hockey and football. A class for any sports enthusiast. Good sportsmanship, teamwork and appropriate classroom behavior will be emphasized. Other active games may be introduced to help enhance your child’s experience and fine motor skills. Participants must wear sneakers. 3-5 YEARS 70497

T

1/8-2/26

11:30am-12:15pm FRC

$38

10-10:45am

$38

Instructor: Nicole Reese 70498

F

70585

SAT

1/5-2/2

10:05-10:35am PI

$60

70586

SAT

2/9-3/9

10:05-10:35am PI

$60

Instructor: Polar Ice Staff

Instructor: TBA 70485

3-6 YEARS

1/11-3/1

FRC

Instructor: Nicole Reese

PEE WEE P.E.

SPORTBALL BASKETBALL Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Basketball. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Equipment provided. Bring water and wear sneakers. Discovery Park (DPARK), McQueen Park (MPARK) 3-6 YEARS 70676

F

1/25-3/1

4-5pm

DPARK

$79

70678

SAT

1/26-3/2

3-4pm

MPARK $79

Instructor: Sportball Staff SPORTBALL P.E. FOR HOMESCHOOLERS Do you Homeschool or have more than one child that needs to remain active and engaged? This program is designed specifically for you providing a multi-sport and activity-based P.E. curriculum for ages 3-10. This class encourages cooperative play and provides exposure to FUNdamental skills involved in hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football. This class will meet on Multi-Use Field #1 at Discovery Park. 3-6 YEARS

Your little sportster will enjoy this high energy class that will keep ‘em moving by playing a variety of sports and games; soccer, tennis, hockey, t-ball, obstacle course, relay races and much, much more! Emphasis on skill development, teamwork, good sportsmanship and physical activity to help build strong bones and encourage socialization. This is a non-competitive, playful atmosphere. Participants must wear sneakers.

70679

W

1/23-2/27

10:30-11:30am DPARK

$59

Instructor: Sportball Staff

2 ½-3 ½ YEARS 70740

T

1/8-2/26

1:30-2:15pm

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

Registering NOW!

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Sports-continued SPORTBALL SOCCER Fully trained and certified Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Soccer. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Equipment provided. Bring water and wear tennis shoes. This class will meet in the lobby of McQueen Park Activity Center for the first class and then will take place outside in the park. 3-6 YEARS 70596

SAT

1/26-3/2

12-1pm

MPARK $79

Instructor: Sportball Staff

SPORTBALL T-BALL Fully trained and certified Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in T-ball. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Please bring a baseball glove. Bring water and wear tennis shoes. This class will meet in the lobby of McQueen Park Activity Center for the first class and then will take place outside in the park. 3-6 YEARS

Tumbling and Movement FUN, FITNESS & TUMBLING Come and join us for some fun! The class will utilize props and equipment such as a balance beam, a parachute, balls, jump ropes and tunnels. We will also work on basic tumbling skills. Emphasis will be on self esteem and interacting with others.

70598

TH

1/24-2/28

10:45-11:45am MPARK $79

4-6 YEARS

70680

SAT

1/26-3/2

11am-12pm

MPARK $79

70705

70681

SAT

1/26-3/2

2-3pm

MPARK $79

Instructor: Nicole Reese

Instructor: Sportball Staff

F

1/11-3/1

1-1:45pm

FRC

$38

MINI TUMBLERS

SPORTBALL TENNIS Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Tennis. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Bring water and wear tennis shoes. 3-6 YEARS

In this fun filled class we will focus on beginning basic tumbling. Emphasis will be on strength, flexibility, large motor skills, self-esteem and social skills. Books and music may also be used. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class. 2 ½-4 YEARS 70489

M

1/7-2/25*

11-11:45am

CC

$29

CC

$38

Instructor: TBA *No class 1/21 & 2/18

70599

F

1/25-3/1

3-4pm

MPARK $79

70488

70600

TH

1/24-2/28

5-6pm

FPARK

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

$79

W

1/9-2/27

9-9:45am

TUMBLING TWO’S Movement, music and stories are incorporated with basic tumbling movements to encourage self expression, develop independence and teach tumblers to follow directions & take turns. Creative movement will also build strong bones and encourage socialization in a non-competitive, playful atmosphere. Class will end with a 5-10 minute review of the lesson for the day. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS 70641

M

1/7-2/25*

11-11:45am

Instructor: Diana Hakes *No class 1/21 & 2/18

30

MPAC

$29

KIDZ KAMP-HOLIDAY BREAK Don't miss out on the Holiday break excitement! Freestone Recreation Center is pleased to announce Holiday Break Kidz Kamp, a program designed for children ages 5-12. Participants will have an opportunity to make new friends and participate in a wide variety of recreational activities: *Sports *Active Games *Board Games *Crafts *Rockwall Request for credit or refunds must be made 7 days before the program date. 5-12 YEARS 69879

M/W/TH/F

12/24-12/28* 9am-12pm FRC

$38

69880

M/W/TH/F

12/24-12/28* 1-4pm

FRC

$38

69892

M/W/TH/F

12/31-1/4*

9am-12pm FRC

$38

69893

M/W/TH/F

12/31-1/4*

1-4pm

$38

FRC

*No Camp 12/25 & 1/1 KIDZ KAMP-DROP IN Can't go the full week of Kidz Kamp? We are now offering drop in style for those who want to sign up for a day or more. Drop in is offered Wednesday-Friday. The flexibility is yours to choose the days and times that fit your schedule. Kidz Kamp is designed for youth ages 5-12 that will participate in a variety of sports, games, arts, and crafts. No Credits or refunds for Kidz Kamp-Drop In.

Arts and Crafts FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING Participants will learn how to draw shapes and forms that surround us. They will also learn how to create drawings from their imagination and how to see vanishing points in buildings, roads, etc. We will do creative exercises to make drawing fun!

5-12 YEARS

7-12 YEARS 70370

TH

1/10-2/28

4-5:30pm

CC

$64

Instructor: TBA

Camps GLEE CLUB This camp has it all! It is a combo of singing, dancing and drama. Students will learn a variety of across the floor dance techniques, voice projection, tap, jazz and hip hop, acting skills and skits combined. Broadway here we come! 6-10 YEARS 69878

W/F

1/2-1/4

12:30-3pm

Instructor: Lori & Lauren Regnier

FRC

$33

69883

W

12/26

9am-12pm FRC

$13

69889

W

12/26

1-4pm

FRC

$13

69884

TH

12/27

9am-12pm FRC

$13

69890

TH

12/27

1-4pm

FRC

$13

69885

F

12/28

9am-12pm FRC

$13

69894

F

12/28

1-4pm

FRC

$13

69886

W

1/2

9am-12pm FRC

$13

69895

W

1/2

1-4pm

FRC

$13

69887

TH

1/3

9am-12pm FRC

$13

69896

TH

1/3

1-4pm

FRC

$13

69888

F

1/4

9am-12pm FRC

$13

69897

F

1/4

1-4pm

$13

FRC

KIDZ KAMP OVERTIME Parents can’t get to work on-time or leave work early? Freestone will be taking registration for early drop-off and late pick-up for Kidz Kamp. Requests for refunds or credits must be made 7 days before the start of the program. 69881

M/W/TH/F

12/24-12/28*

8-9am

FRC

$12

69882

M/W/TH/F

12/24-12/28*

4-5pm

FRC

$12

69899

M/W/TH/F

12/31-1/4*

8-9am

FRC

$12

69900

M/W/TH/F

12/31-1/4*

4-5pm

FRC

$12

*No camp 12/25 & 1/1

Don’t need the whole week? Daily rates for Overtime will also be available. No need to register, just come in the day of and pay. Cost per day: $4

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RUNNING CLINIC

Camps—continued

This clinic focuses on the fundamental core work of Track and Cross Country running. A great way to keep your endurance up during the Holiday break. Clinic will focus on strengthening, stretching, flexibility, fitness, and coordination. You'll leave this clinic with increased running knowledge, new friends, and an enhanced love for the sport. Active wear and comfortable tennis shoes are required. Bring a water bottle and energy snacks for breaks. This clinic will meet in the Multi Use Field at Freestone Park. 9-15 YEARS 69901

W-F

12/26-1/4

10am-12pm

FPARK

$56

Instructor: Dempster Jackson SOCCER CAMP KIDZ KAMP- PIT STOP LUNCH-HOLIDAY Is your child enrolled in the morning and afternoon session of the Freestone Recreation Center Kidz Kamp? If so, you can register them for the Daily Pit Stop where they will be able to re-fuel their bodies before the afternoon session of Kamp. At 12pm, when the morning session of Kamp ends, your child will be taken to another room. There they can eat their lunch, play board games, and socialize in a supervised setting. At 1pm your child will be checked into the afternoon Kidz Kamp. Lunch will not be provided. Children must bring their own packed lunch, preferably in a lunch box with cold packs as a refrigerator will not be available. Requests for refunds or credits must be made 7 days before the start of the program. 5-12 YEARS FULL WEEK 69891

M/W/TH/F

12/24-12/28 12-1pm FRC

$12

69898

M/W/TH/F

12/31-1/4

$12

12-1pm FRC

*No camp 12/25 & 1/1

Daily rates for Pit-Stop Lunch will be available. No need to register, just come in the day of and pay. Cost per day: $4

This camp is intended to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of soccer. Ball handling skills such as kicking, passing and shooting will be learned during practice drills and game time. Good sportsmanship and teamwork are encouraged. Participants need to wear tennis shoes and are encouraged to bring their own soccer ball and water bottle. 7-10 YEARS 69902

W-F

12/26-1/4 10:45am-12:15pm FPARK $43

Instructor: Nicole Reese WRESTLING CAMP-23RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY Wrestling camp for beginners & experienced wrestlers 5 years-8th grade. Sponsored by the Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department and conducted by Highland High School Varsity Wrestling Coach, Abel Figueroa. Two days of instruction. Third day is match day. Participants are grouped by age & weight. Everyone is a winner! 1st and 2nd place ribbons will be awarded on "match day” along with the Braiden Rainey Sportsmanship Award. A camp t-shirt is included! The camp will take place at the Highland High School Mini-Gym (HHS), 4301 E. Guadalupe. Full refund or credit through Jan. 2, 2013, no refunds or credits after Jan. 2, 2013. 5-6 YEARS (age 5 – 1st grade) 69807

W/TH/F

1/2-1/4

9-9:45am

HHS

$36

9:55-10:45am

HHS

$36

10:55-11:55am

HHS

$36

12-1:15pm

HHS

$36

6-8 YEARS (in 2nd-3rd grades) 69808

W/TH/F

1/2-1/4

8-11 YEARS (in 4th-5th grades) 69809

W/TH/F

1/2-1/4

11-14 YEARS (in 6th-8th grades) 69810

W/TH/F

1/2-1/4

Instructor: Highland High School Varsity Wrestling Coach, Abel Figueroa

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Dance/Cheer

Cooking WHIMSICAL CAKE POPS

CHEERLEADING 101

Come join professional chef instructor and teacher, Chef Amee Hoge as she teaches and inspires young chefs how to make incredibly creative treats! December: Sweet Snowman and Santa Hats, January: Winter Cake Pops, February: Whimsical Valentine Pops. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor at the beginning of class. Not recommended for children with food allergies.

A fun and exciting way to introduce kids to the basic skills of cheerleading. Emphasis is on building trust and confidence while encouraging their personal best. Build strength, flexibility and learn basic technical skills such as tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunts to be successful in their squad.

8-13 YEARS 70685

SAT

1/26

1:15-3pm

MPAC

$15

70686

SAT

2/9

1:15-3pm

MPAC

$15

6-10 YEARS 70312

TH

1/10-2/28

4-4:45pm

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Elena Emanuel

Instructor: Chef Amee Hoge

HIP HOP DANCE-YOUTH

WHIMSICAL CUPCAKES Come join professional chef instructor and teacher, Chef Amee Hoge as she teaches and inspires young chefs how to make incredibly creative treats! December: Holiday Elf Cupcakes, January: Fancy Purse Cupcakes, February: Cute Pup Cupcakes. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor at the beginning of class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 8-13 YEARS

In this basic hip hop class you will learn combinations broken down step by step and taught at a comfortable pace to Hip Hop music. You can also get into great shape and meet tons of new friends, so come on in and join the fun! 6-8 YEARS 70397 SAT

1/12-3/12

12-12:45

FRC

$38

Instructor: Lauren Regnier

70687

SAT

1/26

10:30am-12:30pm MPAC

$15

70688

SAT

2/9

10:30am-12:30pm MPAC

$15

Instructor: Chef Amee Hoge

BOYS ONLY HIP HOP Students will learn breaking, popping, locking, and funky dance steps to your favorite (clean) hip hop music. Gain strength and confidence while having fun! Taught by a member of the 'Furious Styles Crew', a local hip hop dance troupe. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1520 W. Warner Rd., Suite 116., Gilbert, AZ, 85233. 8-11 YEARS 70303

T

1/8-2/12

6-7pm

DSD

$64

Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff FAIRYTALE BALLET-YOUTH Blossom into a graceful and elegant dancer while you experience the beauty of ballet. Learn basic ballet vocabulary; develop strength, proper alignment and grace. Ballet shoes recommended. 6-9 YEARS 70354

TH

1/10-2/28

4:15-5pm

CC

$39

Instructor: Jenna Hart TAP, BALLET & TUMBLE-YOUTH Participants will learn tap, ballet, and tumbling at the most basic level. This class is designed to develop motor skills, coordination, and self esteem. Tap and ballet shoes are recommended. 6-8 YEARS 70789

T

1/8-2/26

5:15-6pm

FRC

$38

Instructor: Jennifer Domini

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Equestrian ADVANCED HORSEMANSHIP Prerequisite: Must have taken Intermediate Horsemanship in the past year. This fast paced class is designed to work with those who want training techniques for both horse and rider. We will work more intensively on each student's abilities and areas they wish to progress in such as trail riding, western pleasure, barrel racing, roping and team penning. We will cover fundamentals of each area of interest for each student. Students under 18 must have parent/guardian sign a liability waiver at first class. Valley Silver Bullets (VSB) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 8+ YEARS 70249

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2/5-2/26

7-8pm

VSB

$119

Instructor: Valley Silver Bullets Staff

Looking for a safe, enriching place for your child to go to during the after school hours?! Trained recreation staff are on-site to promote a healthy, positive recreation environment to ensure the safety and enjoyment of its participants! Sport & game activities Arts & crafts Homework time

Gymnastics GYMNASTICS 101

BEGINNER LEVEL: Best recommended for kids needing help to master the basic skills. Improve strength, flexibility, coordination and balance in positive, upbeat environment. Class encourages confidence and fitness and teaches kids valuable skills to take them to the next level. Progression is at-their-own-pace and they’ll enjoy social interaction with peers. Focus on floor gymnastics; front/back rolls, handstands, cartwheels, backbends and balancing. 6-9 YEARS 70382

DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN 7-12 YEARS COST: $35.00 per month

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1/8-2/26

4-4:55pm

MPAC

$38

1/10-2/28

5-5:55pm

MPAC

$38

7-12 YEARS 70383

TH

Instructor: Elena Emanuel

Available following Gilbert Public School (GPS) days 3:45-6:00pm (full days) and

GYMNASTICS 102

12:45-6:00pm (early release)

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Best recommended for kids who have mastered the basic skills and have prior gymnastics background. This

Information regarding this program is available online at www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/ macpac.cfm

class is a continuation of skill development from Gymnastics 101 with more emphasis on strength and flexibility. Kids will learn the next set of progression to include walkovers through full range of motion. Class stresses safety and spotting techniques and will begin working on a routine that will be performed at the end of the session. 7-14 YEARS 70384

T

1/8-2/26

5-5:55pm

MPAC

$38

70746

TH

1/10-2/28

6-6:55pm

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Elena Emanuel

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TAE KWON DO BEGINNERS This class is for students with little or no Martial Arts experience. Students will learn basic punches, kicks, blocks and concentrate on form. Students will have an opportunity to move from white belt to yellow belt if they wish to test.

Martial Arts SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADVANCED This advanced Sanchin-Ryu class is open to those students holding the rank of Purple belt or higher. Students will be learning advanced forms and techniques as well as their hand-to-hand application. A solid understanding of basic fundamental techniques of Sanchin-Ryu is required.

70615 T/TH 1/8-2/26

6:15-7:15pm

FRC

$72

Instructor: Burke Alford SANCHIN-RYU KARATE & SELF-DEFENSE FOR YOUTH

6+ YEARS 70566

6-12 YEARS

W

1/9-2/27

6-8pm

MPAC

$72

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-FAMILY Sanchin-Ryu is an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size or strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one's self. Taught on an individual basis, students study in a non-competitive environment while working on Sanchin-Ryu's practical movements and no-nonsense approach to self-defense. To truly understand every facet of conflict resolution we study three levels of self-defense awareness; physical, mental and emotional. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 6+ YEARS

This class combines two programs into one, the art of Sanchin-Ryu and Project: Secure Child. In a non-competitive environment children will learn the martial art of Sanchin-Ryu, which builds self-confidence and develops focus and discipline. Students are taught alternatives to fighting in a positive, go-at-your-own-pace environment. Project: Secure Child is a program designed to address the growing concerns we have for our children's safety. Our goal is to empower children with proven techniques to handle a variety of everyday situations they may encounter. Topics include: How to deal with strangers, bullies and peer pressure. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Benefits of this class include: improved self-confidence, enhanced self-discipline and developed physical fitness. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 6-12 YEARS 70562

T

1/8-2/26

5:30-6:30pm

MPAC

$36

70568

TH

1/10-2/28

6:30-7:30pm

CC

$36

70563

TH

1/10-2/28

5:30-6:30pm

CC

$36

70569

F

1/11-3/1*

6:30-7:30pm

FRC

$32

70696

F

1/11-3/1*

4:30-5:30pm

FRC

$32

70570

SAT

1/12-3/2*

9:30-10:30am FRC

$32

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 2/22

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 1/21, 2/18, 2/22 & 2/23

Special Interest

TAE KWON DO ADVANCED

BABYSITTER TRAINING CLASS

Tae Kwon Do Color Belts is for participants with previous Tae Kwon Do experience. Participants will work on blocks, punches, kicks, forms and free sparring.

The Childcare & Babysitting course (CABS) helps build confidence, self -esteem and skills necessary to care for infants and children on a daily basis and in emergency situations. The course includes CPR & First aid, diaper changing, feeding and choking prevention. Students will receive a workbook and a certificate upon completion. Please bring a sack lunch.

6-15 YEARS 70613

M/W/F

1/7-3/31

6-7pm

Instructor: Donn Kong *No class 1/21 & 2/18

FRC

$99

10-17 YEARS 70275

SAT

1/12

9am-1pm

FRC

$50

70276

SAT

2/9

9am-1pm

SERL

$50

70277

SAT

3/9

9am-1pm

SERL

$50

Instructor: Cross’ Lifeline Emergency Staff DINO DIGS Unearth the remains of the largest reptiles to roam this area at the Riparian Preserve’s simulated dig site with one of our dinosaur experts! Select Wednesdays 5 YEARS 70557

W

1/16

4-5pm

Riparian

$5

70558

W

2/13

4-5pm

Riparian

$5

Instructor: Riparian Staff

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Special Interest—continued GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS-YOUTH This class will allow students the opportunity to learn more about the basics of guitar playing. They will learn warm-up techniques, finger-strengthening exercises, tuning, proper hand positions, posture, note-reading, finger-picking, basic chords, and how to play simple songs step by step by the end of the sessions. No prior experience required. Students will be required to provide their own guitar for class sessions. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

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This program is full of fun methods that will allow students to learn proper voice technique including posture, breath support, pitch accuracy, and projection. There will also be focus on the art of performance and presentation. They will be given the opportunities to sing in an ensemble setting as well as a soloist. At the end of the sessions, a student recital will be held allowing the students to perform and utilize their acquired skills. No prior experience required. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 8-14 YEARS 70611

8-14 YEARS 70699

SUPER SINGERS

1/16-2/20

6:30-7:30pm

CC

$77

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1/15-2/19

$77

Sports

GUITAR BEGINNING This is a thorough introduction or good review class for those interested in learning to play the guitar. Participants will learn basic scales, chords, strumming and how to tune and care for their guitars. We’ll explore different types of music and learn to play a variety of songs. Please bring your own guitar, acoustic or electric without an amplifier. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class. 14+ YEARS M

SERL

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory of Music Staff

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory of Music Staff

70379

6-7pm

ARCHERY BEGINNING

NEW

This class is taught by the top female youth compound archer in the nation. Beginning classes are for those who have never shot a bow before. All equipment is provided. Parent(s) must stay on site during entire class. A $20 supply fee will be collected on the first day of class. 8+ YEARS

1/7-2/25*

6-7:25pm

CC

$51

70799 SAT

1/12, 1/26, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9 2-3pm MPARK

$60

Instructor: George Giordano *No class 1/21 & 2/18

Instructor: Sandra Reynolds

GUITAR II

ARCHERY INTERMEDIATE

This class is for those who have completed the Guitar Beginning course or have knowledge of basic chords. Through learning more songs, participants will expand their repertoire of bar chords and experience different performance styles. Please bring your own guitar, acoustic or electric without an amplifier. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class.

This class is taught by the top female youth compound archer in the nation. Intermediate classes are for those who have some archery experience. All equipment is provided. Parent(s) must stay on site during entire class. A $20 supply fee will be collected on the first day

14+ YEARS

70800 SAT 1/12, 1/26, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9 3:30-4:30pm MPARK

70381

W

1/9-2/27

6-7:25pm

CC

$64

NEW

of class. 8+ YEARS $60

Instructor: Sandra Reynolds

Instructor: George Giordano BASIC ICE SKATING 1-3 PIANO FOR BEGINNERS Basic musical skills will be taught such as proper hand positions, posture, note reading, and technique. Students will learn how to play popular age appropriate songs step by step. No prior experience is required and notebook and pencil are suggested. Students will be

required to provide their own keyboards for class sessions; full-size, weighted keys are preferable if possible. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 8-14 YEARS 70292

W

1/16-2/20

5:30-6:30pm

CC

$77

This Basic Skills class teaches basic fundamentals of the sport. The three levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns. Polar Ice (PI) is located at 2305 E Knox Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 7-12 YEARS 70111

SAT

12/1-12/15 10:05-10:35am PI

$45

70281

SAT

1/5-2/2

10:05-10:35am PI

$60

70282

SAT

2/9-3/9

10:05-10:35am PI

$60

Instructor: Polar Ice Staff

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory of Music Staff

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FLAG FOOTBALL In this class boys and girls will learn to play the game of flag football. The class is dedicated to having fun while learning the technical skill required of the sport. Participants are to wear sneakers. Class will meet in the lawn located in front of the Skate Park at Freestone Park. 9-13 YEARS 70710

T

1/8-2/26

5-5:45pm

FPARK

$38

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

Registering NOW!

FOOTBALL SKILLS-YOUTH Learn and play flag football while practicing passing, receiving, punting and kicking. A basic introduction to football that consists of games and drills while stressing the fun of participation. Participants are to wear sneakers. Class will meet in the lawn located in front of the Skate Park at Freestone Park. 7-9 YEARS 70364

T

1/8-2/26

4-4:45pm

FPARK

$38

Instructor: Dempster Jackson HOOP IT UP!-YOUTH This program is intended to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of basketball while providing a positive recreational experience. Participants will learn the rules of the game, how to shoot, pass and dribble and most importantly, to have fun! 6-8 YEARS 70399 M 1/7-2/25*

4:15-5:15pm

FRC

$29

Instructor: Dempster Jackson *No class 1/21 & 2/18 9-13 YEARS 70400

M 1/7-2/25*

5:15-6:15pm

FRC

$29

Instructor: Dempster Jackson *No class 1/21 & 2/18

HOOP IT UP! LEVEL II -YOUTH This class will expand upon what was learned in the original Hoop It Up class. This will give you a chance to take your existing basketball skills to a higher level by expanding on techniques such as shooting, passing, ball handling, and dribbling. More opportunity to play against other class mates in this level II class. Participants must have prior experience in basketball or have taken the original Hoop it Up! 8-13 YEARS 70712

W

1/9-2/27

5-6pm

FRC

$38

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

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SKATEBOARD LESSONS-BEGINNER

Sports - continued KIDS LOVE GOLF.com

NEW

We make it fast and fun! Our PGA golf coaches with the Outback Golf Academy provide expert coaching and advice to kids and parents using kid friendly equipment and a focus on athletic development. They swing clubs yes, in-between cart-wheels, jumping jacks and games that teach mobility, stability, coordination and energy. Golf should be the first sport! Why? The ball isn't moving! Start with a stationary ball then advance to a oving one. We help kids to love the game of golf in a safe and fun way. Kids learn to succeed right away at a challenging lifelong sport which is great for the whole family. On Monday's parents can take a class at the same time but separated from their kids. We use our own specialized equipment, please don't bring any golf clubs. Tennis shoes, water bottle, outdoor clothing, smiles and energy are all that's needed. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296.

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Beginners learn the basics and fundamentals of skateboarding. You will learn proper foot placement, how to balance, skate park etiquette and terms, basic tricks (Ollie, Tic Tac, etc.). Students must wear a helmet and closed toed shoes. Knee and elbow pads are recommended. Skateboard equipment is available for rental. Extreme Air Jump ‘N Skate (EA) is located at 910 E. Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225. 5-10 YEARS 70703

T

1/22-2/26

4-5pm

EA

$85

70704

TH

1/24-2/28

4-5pm

EA

$85

Instructor: Extreme Air Jump N’ Skate Staff SOCCER SKILLS This class will focus on drills and skills of soccer helping to fine tune your child's skills. A variety of drills will be introduced throughout the class to help enhance speed, agility, coordination, and of course team work. This is a fun recreational class for all levels. Sneakers are required. Class takes place in the Freestone Park multi use field. 7-10 YEARS

7-12 YEARS 70847

NEW

2/4-2/18

4:30-5:15pm WS $70

70713

M

1/7-2/25*

4-4:45pm

FPARK

$29

Instructor: Nicole Reese *No class 1/21 & 2/18

Instructor: Outback Golf Academy Staff

SPORTBALL BASKETBALL RUNNING CLUB This class will incorporate a variety of techniques for kids who love to run. Focusing on the fundamentals of core work. Sprints, strength and conditioning, flexibility and muscle endurance will all help to enhance your young runner. This class will meet in the front lawn of Freestone Recreation Center.

F

6-10 YEARS 70706

F

70859 SAT

9-13 YEARS 70561

Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Basketball. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Equipment provided. Bring water and wear sneakers. This class takes place in Discovery Park on the basketball courts.

1/11-3/1

4-4:45pm

FRC

$38

Instructor: Dempster Jackson SCOOTER LESSONS-BEGINNER

1/25-3/1

5-6pm

DPARK

$79

1/26-3/2

3-4pm

MPARK

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff SPORTBALL P.E. FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

NEW

Beginners learn the basics and fundamentals of scooter riding. You will learn proper foot placement, how to balance, scooter park etiquette and terms and basic tricks. Students must wear a helmet and close toed shoes. Knee and elbow pads are recommended. Scooter equipment is available for rental. Extreme Air Jump ‘N Skate (EA) is located at 910 E. Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225.

Do you Homeschool or have more than one child that needs to remain active and engaged? This program is designed specifically for you providing a multi-sport and activity-based P.E. curriculum for ages 3 - 10. This class encourages cooperative play and provides exposure to FUNdamental skills involved in hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football. This class will meet on Multi-Use Field #1 at Discovery Park.

5-10 YEARS

6-10 YEARS

70702

W

1/23-2/27

4-5pm

Instructor: Extreme Air Jump N’ Skate Staff

Registering NOW!

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EA

$85

70707

W

1/23-2/27

10:30-11:30am DPARK

$59

SPORTBALL TENNIS-YOUTH Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Tennis. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Bring water and wear tennis shoes. 6-8 YEARS 70601

TH

1/24-2/28

6-7pm

FPARK

$79

70708

F

1/25-3/1

5:30-6:30pm

MPARK $79

1/25-3/1

6:30-7:30pm

MPARK $79

Saturday Night Kidz Klub

8-12 YEARS 70709

F

Instructor: Sportball Staff

FREE FAMILY MOVIE SERIES HELD THE LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH (No registration necessary)

Join us for a FREE family-friendly movie on the big screen in the McQueen Park Activity Center! Doors open at 6:30pm and movie start at 6:45pm. Bring a blanket, mat or chair* and invite your friends and family to enjoy the fun, Family Movie Series! Popcorn included. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

NOW SHOWING: Jan. 25

Brave (PG)

Feb. 22

The Princess and the Frog (PG)

March 29

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG)

For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294. *Please have a blanket to place under chairs.

Parent’s don’t just need a night out, Kids do too! Bring the kids to Freestone Recreation Center for a fun night hanging out with other kids and having a great time. Each night is a different theme. Check back each month for details on theme, crafts and activities.

Saturday February 2nd 5:30-8:30pm $13 per child Watch a movie on the BIG screen Enjoy Popcorn during the movie Play Fun Games and Activities!

For more information contact

Food and drink restrictions may apply.

Freestone Recreation Center

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Health and Fitness BEGINNING YOGA This class is for those interested in learning more about yoga. We will work on traditional yoga poses both standing, and sitting, breathing techniques, and simple meditation practices. This class is perfect for beginners. Must bring your own yoga mat. 18+ YEARS 70775

TH

1/10-2/28

6-7pm

FRC

$38

Instructor: Carolina Daley BIGGEST LOSER Weight loss is the goal and purpose of biggest losers, as it is designed for individuals with 30+ lbs. to lose. Using a combination of weight training, cardio, and core work the program is proven to help shift your body composition, dropping fat, increasing metabolism and changing your life. The program starts gradually to avoid injury, while maximizing weight-loss. An eating plan, monthly weigh in and photo shoot are all included.

Arts and Crafts HOW TO DRAW DESERT PLANTS

16+ YEARS

NEW

Learn how to capture the beauty of desert plants on paper with Naturalist and published artist, Jennie Rambo. Classroom instruction and outdoor sketching at the Riparian Preserve will focus on flowers, seed pods, and foliage, and drawing techniques to achieve accuracy and grace. Materials required. A materials list can be found in the class description at www.GilbertRecreation.com. 14+ YEARS 70711

SAT

70293

M/W/F

1/7-2/1*

6-7am

FRC

$91

70294

M/W/F

1/7-2/1*

4-5pm

FRC

$91

70295

M/W/F

2/4-3/1*

6-7am

FRC

$91

70296

M/W/F

2/4-3/1*

4-5pm

FRC

$91

Instructor: BSX Staff *No class 1/21 & 2/18 BODY HEART FITNESS CLASSES

1/19-1/26

Instructor: Jennie Rambo

1-3pm

SERL

$18

NEW

Ladies, join the Body Heart Ladies Only classes and get your strength and cardio in a fun supportive environment. Body Heart offers Boot Camp--a strength and conditioning class that will energize you, tone you and make you more flexible. Then get your cardio on with a Body Heart Cardio Step class, great for raising the heart rate. Make your own schedule with the flexibility of choosing how many classes you want to take each month: 4, 6, 8, 10 or unlimited. Each course code contains all classes available, days dates and times are listed below as well. All fitness levels are welcome. 14+ YEARS 70865

M/TH/SAT

January 4 classes package

$30

70866

M/TH/SAT

January 6 classes package

$40

70867

M/TH/SAT

January 8 classes package

$50

70868

M/TH/SAT

January 10 classes package

$60

70869

M/TH/SAT

January Unlimited classes

$70

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1/7-1/28*

8:45-:45am

MPAC

M

1/7-1/28*

4:30-5:30pm & 6-pm

SERL

TH

1/10/1/31

8:45-:45am

MPAC

TH

1/3-1/31

4:30-5:20pm & 6-:50pm

SERL

SAT

1/5-1/19

8:45-9:45am & 10-0:45am SERL

Instructor: Joan Upton *No class 1/21

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GENTLE YOGA This class focuses on restorative and gentle stretching with yoga to increase flexibility and strength. This class is excellent for those with limited mobility or beginners. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel to class. 16+ YEARS 70371

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1/8-2/26

6-7pm

FRC

$38

Instructor: Carolina Daley HARD BODY This class is meant to help you sculpt your body into your ideal shape. Intended for people with 30 lbs or less to lose, the class is recommended for the person with an above average level of fitness that needs extra help to reach their goals. It combines progressive core, strength, power, and agility training as well as various forms of High Intensity Interval Cardio training. 16+ YEARS 70387

M/W/F

1/7-2/1*

6-7am

FRC

$91

70388

M/W/F

1/7-2/1*

4-5pm

FRC

$91

70389

M/W/F

2/4-3/1*

6-7am

FRC

$91

70390

M/W/F

2/4-3/1*

4-5pm

FRC

$91

Instructor: BSX Staff *No class 1/21 & 2/18 JUMP START This is our beginner’s class, in that it is designed to help people coming from a history of injury and/or inactivity, to get up and get active. The group class instructor makes sure every individual goes at the appropriate speed for their personal needs. This class has proven to help people feel better, get more active and start losing weight. The class will include a combination of weight training, core work, and some cardio. 16+ YEARS 70425

M/W/F

1/7-2/1*

6-7am

FRC

$91

70426

M/W/F

1/7-2/1*

4-5pm

FRC

$91

70427

M/W/F

2/4-3/1*

6-7am

FRC

$91

70428

M/W/F

2/4-3/1*

4-5pm

FRC

$91

Instructor: BSX Staff *No class 1/21 & 2/18 ZUMBA This is a high energy cardio workout that incorporates unique moves with Latin dance music. Zumba maximizes caloric output with fat burning movements and easy to follow dance steps. 18+ YEARS 70748

M

1/7-2/25*

6:30-7:30pm

MPAC

$29

70749

T

1/8-2/26

6:30-7:30pm

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Kris Brisson *No class 1/21 & 2/18

Water Ranch Riparian Preserve 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. 3rd Saturday of each month October – April 8 am – noon Tours depart as groups gather Meet near Dragonfly Ramada Free! 41

Health and Fitness—continued NEW

ZUMBA SENTAO™

Grab a chair and get into the zone… ZUMBA zone that is! By transforming a chair into a sizzling dance partner, the explosive Zumba Sentao™ program strengthens your core, torches calories and sculpts muscle. Revolutionize your cardio workout with targeted resistance training and experience exotic world rhythms in red-hot, never-before-seen ways. 16+ YEARS 70777

M

1/7-2/25*

5:30-6:30pm

FRC

$29

Instructor: Barbie Anderson *No class 1/21 & 2/18

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADULT

Martial Arts DRAGON STYLE KUNG FU Coming from the Shaolin Temple it is a short range Kung Fu style. Participants will be taught in the classical way it is taught in China and will learn the foundation, stances, drills, techniques, and dragon styles. You will learn the drills sets and applications of the style. 16+ YEARS 70716

TH

1/10-2/28

6:30-7:30pm

FRC

$36

Instructor Peter Pena

Sanchin-Ryu is an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size or strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one's self. Taught on an individual basis, students study in a non-competitive environment while working on Sanchin-Ryu's practical movements and no-nonsense approach to self-defense. To truly understand every facet of conflict resolution we study three levels of self-defense awareness; physical, mental and emotional. Emphasis is on having fun, building self-confidence, coordination, and leadership skills through the study of a true martial art. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 16 + YEARS 70565

SAT

1/12-3/2*

8-9:30am

FRC

$54

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 2/23

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE-WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE

In a FUN high-energy environment, students learn to act on stressful situations rather than being controlled by them. Learn streetwise techniques designed in a way, so that size, strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. Sign up for this class by yourself or with a friend or family member! Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

See the YOUTH/TEEN section under MARTIAL ARTS for more Sanchin-Ryu Karate classes.

16 + YEARS 70376 SAT

1/26

12-2pm

MPAC

$18

TAE KWON DO ADULTS This is an all level class combining beginners to advance students. Come learn basic stretches, punches, kicks, blocks and forms in this class. Free sparring will be practiced for students holding yellow belt through black belt. 16+ YEARS

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff

70616 HUNG GAR KUNG FU A southern style of Kung Fu that originated in the Shaolin Temple. Hung Gar will teach the practitioner stamina, flexibility and endurance by doing isometric exercises and postures. Self defense and patience are part of this Martial arts class. 16+ YEARS 70415

W

1/9-2/27

Instructor: Peter Pena

6:30-8:30pm

FRC

$72

M/W/F

1/7-3/1*

7-8pm

FRC

$99

Instructor: Donn Kong *No class 1/21 & 2/18 TAI JI QUAN-BEGINNING Introduction to Tai Ji Quan for people with no experience and wanting to be knowledgeable of this Chinese holistic style. Tai Ji Quan, which means Grand Ultimate Fist, is a classical Chinese internal martial arts system created out of the Daoist concept of balance. Tai Ji Quan, with its movements imitating the flow of water, is an exercise which improves balance, coordination, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. All levels are welcome. 16+ YEARS 70718

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1/8-2/26

Instructor: Peter Pena

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6:30-7:30pm

FRC

$36

TAI JI QUAN LEVEL II

COMPUTER CLASSES

This level II class will take your Tai Ji Quan practice to a higher level. Students enrolled in this class will be instructed on more advanced sets and GTM set. Participants MUST have 1 year experience in Tai Ji Quan level I to be permitted into this class.

These classes are for those who wish to improve their skills set for employment as well as personal enjoyment. Laptops are provided for a hands-on experience. No note taking needed, step by step manuals provided.

16+ YEARS 70617

T

1/8-2/26

7:30-8:30pm

FRC

$36

Instructor: Peter Pena

Special Interest CAREGIVER CERTIFICATION COURSE

NEW

Certified Caregiver program approved by the Arizona Board of NCIA. Course provides the theory and skills that will prepare you for this important yet rewarding position. Graduates may make between $10.00 and $15.00 per hour, average pay is $12.00 per hour. A $45 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 17+ YEARS 70721

M-F

1/14-1/18

8am-4pm

SERL

$200

70722

M-F

1/28-2/8

5-9pm

SERL

$200

70723

SAT

1/19-2/16

8am-4pm

SERL

$200

Instructor: Senior Care Consulting and Training Services Staff CPR & FIRST AID TRAINING Used properly, First Aid and CPR can SAVE LIVES! Learn proper techniques to be effective in an emergency. Recognize the signs/ symptoms of injuries and sudden illness. Receive crucial information on emergencies such as bleeding, shock and burns. Recognize and treat life threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest and choking. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a two year certification card. 16+ YEARS 70148

T

12/11

6-9pm

SERL

$32

70724

W

1/9

6-9pm

FRC

$32

70725

T

2/19

6-9pm

SERL

$32

70726

TH

3/14

6-9pm

SERL

$32

Instructor: Cross Lifeline Staff

CONQUER ADVANCED MS WORD Prerequisite: Have a working knowledge of Word 2007/2010 or have taken my Basic Word class. Learn advanced techniques of headers and footers, tab setting, bullets and numbering, columns and more. Learn to set up a table of information like an address list. Create one letter and using the Mail Merge function, create personalized letters to many friends, club members, or business associates. Learn how to produce labels and envelopes. Manual included. Bring your own laptop, or bring a Flash Drive to save class projects. 18+ YEARS 70315

T

2/5

5:30-8pm

CC

$50

Instructor: Chris Bukovac CONQUER BASIC MS WORD 2007/2010 Learn the basic setup of Word so that you will be more productive and efficient in your work. Learn the fundamentals of page setup, (margins and orientation). Learn to format, (change the look), of text. Learn to copy, cut and paste text, add page numbers, use spell check, and saving/retrieving and printing documents. Manual included. Bring a Flash Drive to save class projects. Bring your own laptop if you wish. 18+ YEARS 70316

T

1/15

5:30-8pm

CC

$50

Instructor: Chris Bukovac CONQUER OUTLOOK Learn to use this email program to manage Emails, Contacts, Calendar and Tasks without the annoyance of all of the pop ups and advertisements. Create Contact and Distribution lists. Create calendars to remind you of events/appointments, as well as invite others to meetings. Manual included. Bring a Flash Drive to save class projects. Bring your own laptop if you wish. 18+ YEARS 70320

T

1/8

5:30-8pm

CC

$50

Instructor: Chris Bukovac CONQUER PHOTOS & GRAPHICS Using Microsoft Word, learn the advanced skills of inserting photos, using clipart, word art, drawing, and text customizations to enhance newsletters, fliers and invitations that will grab people’s attention. Learn to create columns, work with Bullets/Numbering and Symbols. Manual included. Bring a Flash Drive to save class projects. Bring your own laptop if you wish. 18+ YEARS 70322

T

1/29

5:30-8pm

CC

$50

Instructor: Chris Bukovac

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Special Interest - continued CONQUER PICASA PHOTO EDITING Picasa is a free downloadable program from Google. Learn to edit photos from a digital camera, scanner, downloaded from the Internet or from an email attachment. Manual included. Bring a Flash Drive to save class projects. Bring your own laptop if you wish. 18+ YEARS 70318

T

GARDENING FOR HUMMINGBIRDS

NEW

Bring the “jewels of flight,” to your backyard! Riparian Preserve Naturalist, Jennie Rambo will teach you to grow native Sonoran desert nectar plants, and how to design a hummingbird garden for all seasons, during classroom presentations and a garden tour at the Riparian Preserve. 18+ YEARS 70728

SAT

2/9

9-11am

SERL

$9

Instructor: Jennie Rambo 2/12

5:30-8pm

CC

$50 GARDENING FOR TORTOISES

Instructor: Chris Bukovac

CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES Learn to write short stories or the story of your life. Have an idea for a screenplay? Begin writing your script on the first day of class. FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

NEW

Bring to class your unfinished manuscripts. Or begin a new one. Receive expert advice and instruction for solving plot, dialogue, character, scene, and Point of View issues. Short stories, novels, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, children’s and YA books. Experienced and beginners welcome. A $10 copy fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

NEW

Explore the fascinating world of desert tortoises with Naturalist, Jennie Rambo, who holds 20 years of experience caring for these endearing reptiles. Presentations on tortoise nutrition, wildflower seed, and a garden tour at the Riparian Preserve will help you create the garden of your tortoise’s dreams! 18+ YEARS 70729

SAT

2/23

1-3pm

SERL

$9

Instructor: Jennie Rambo

16+ YEARS 70742

SAT

2/9-3/2 10am-12pm

SERL

$50

Instructor: Marilyn Janson NEW INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING Learn film and T.V. industry and standard script formatting. Practice writing dialogue, establishing characters, create plot, and compelling content. Beginners and experienced writers welcome. A $10 copy fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

16+ YEARS 70744

SAT

2/9-3/2 12:30-2:30pm

Instructor: Marilyn Janson

SERL

$50

Moving to a new community provides families with challenges. To help newcomers settle into their new community, the Congress of Neighborhoods and Neighborhood Services, hosts FREE new residents' socials to present information about Gilbert programs and services. Location: Gilbert Municipal Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive Date: January 19, 2013 Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Reservations: Call 480-503-6767

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THE NUTS & BOLTS OF HIKING

NEW

Don’t be a headline: “someone is lost or passed out.” Enjoy nature with proper preparation including self evaluation. A 2 hour class will prepare you for the 3-4 hour hike 1-3 weeks later. Meet new friends! Get out to see the wildlife on the trails that are our neighbors. Hike dates, times and locations will be announced in class. On the day of the hike, hikers will meet at the trailhead. A self evaluation will be done in class to determine the best hiking location for you and several options will be given for all abilities. Lunch is available on hike day for $12. Backpacks are available for loan. Hard sole shoes with tread and thick socks are required for hiking day. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sports GOLF 201

NEW

The Outback Golf Academy at Western skies Golf Club in Gilbert Arizona provides personal and group coaching to individuals of all levels from beginner to tour professional. This adult beginner class will focus on the basics and understanding the game of golf from the rules to equipment, golf course etiquette and skill development. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296 18+ YEARS

13+ YEARS

70845 M 5:15pm WS

2/4-2/18 $100

4:30-

$50

70846 M 6:15pm WS

2/4-2/18 $100

5:30-

$50

Instructor: Outback Golf Academy Staff

70730

W

1/16

6-8pm

SERL

$50

70731

SAT

1/26

10am-12pm

SERL

$50

70732

F

2/8

1-3pm

SERL

70733

SAT

2/23

10am-12pm

SERL

Instructor: Hike in Phoenix Staff GUITAR BEGINNING This is a thorough introduction or good review class for those interested in learning to play the guitar. Participants will learn basic scales, chords, strumming and how to tune and care for their guitars. We’ll explore different types of music and learn to play a variety of songs. Please bring your own guitar, acoustic or electric without an amplifier. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class. 14+ YEARS 70379

M

1/7-2/25*

6-7:25pm

CC

$51

Instructor: George Giordano *No class 1/21 & 2/18 GUITAR II This class is for those who have completed the Guitar Beginning course or have knowledge of basic chords. Through learning more songs, participants will expand their repertoire of bar chords and experience different performance styles. Please bring your own guitar, acoustic or electric without an amplifier. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class.

NEW RUNNING CLUB-ADULTS This class will incorporate a variety of techniques for people who love to run or for those who are just starting out. Focusing on the fundamentals of core work, sprints, strength and conditioning, flexibility and muscle endurance will all help to enhance your running routine, plus you get to meet new people who will help keep you motivated along the way. This class will meet in the parking lot above the soccer fields.

16+ YEARS 70719

T

1/8-2/26

6-7pm

FPARK

$38

14+YEAR 70381

W

1/9-2/27

6-7:25pm

CC

$64

Instructor: George Giordano ULTIMATE FRISBEE

NEW

Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact team sport. It mixes the best features of sports such as Soccer, Basketball, Football and Netball into a fun simple yet fascinating and demanding game. The game is played with a flying disc (frisbee) and the object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a team member in the opposing end zone similar to an end zone in football. This is a fun and exciting class for all adults. 16+ YEARS 70774

F

1/11-3/1

5-6pm

FPARK

$38

Instructor Dempster Jackson

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Arts and Crafts HANDMADE CRAFTS Come have fun with your friends while making a new craft each week. Each handmade craft will be a great keepsake item for your-self or to give as a gift. This class is designed specifically for persons with special needs. Can’t come every week? Pay as you go. You must RSVP to guarantee your spot, no exceptions! Participants should be able to follow simple directions. 8+ YEARS 70385

T 1/8-2/26 5:30-6:30pm CC $40/$5 weekly Dogwood

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL SKILLS Learn the skills necessary to play basketball, including chest pass, bounce pass, dribble, shoot and score. At the end of the season you will be able to compete in the Special Olympics Basketball Skills Tournament held on March 22nd. We will also learn the rules of the game, focusing on good sportsmanship and teamwork. 8+YEARS 70844 F

Martial Arts

1/18-3/15

4-4:45pm

FRC

$38

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Have fun learning the fundamental movements of Sanchin-Ryu. Benefits of this program include: Enhanced balance and coordination, improved motor-skills and useful self-defense techniques. Students study in a fun, high-energy, non-competitive environment. Participants must be able to follow simple directions. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. You must register for this class, drop-in is not allowed for this class. 10+ YEARS 70564

M

SPECIAL OLYMPICS POM & CHEER Let’s Go Gilbert! Join our gold medal team and have a blast learning cheers, chants, and dances! Cheerleaders will have the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics Cheer competition in March. This activity gives participants a chance to belong to a team, make new friends, increase coordination and enhance self-esteem. 8+ YEARS 70776

1/7-2/25*

4:30-5:30pm CC

$27

Oak

T

1/8-2/26

6-7pm

CC

$41

Pine

Instructor: Brittlyn Miller

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Staff *No class 1/21 & 2/18

Weekly Social Night Sports RECREATION BOWLING

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL NIGHT Every other Wednesday get together with your friends and play bingo, dance, sing karaoke, and have fun being social!

Individuals with special needs 8 years and older are encouraged to join in the fun of bowling. Taking part in this sport provides individuals the chance to develop physical fitness, self-confidence and build strong relationships. Those needing extra supervision must provide his/her own aide. Register in advance to guarantee your bowling lane. Can’t come every week; pay as you go. Practices will be held at Brunswick Zone XL, 1160 S. Gilbert Rd. Register early space is limited! All bowlers must register or RSVP to guarantee space no exceptions!

We will provide light snacks and prizes for bingo and the best part is it’s FREE!! Registration is appreciated!

8+ YEARS 70536

TH

1/10-2/28 4:30-5:30pm Brunswick’s $30/$5 weekly

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

Happy Holidays!! 46

8+YEARS 70017

W

12/5

6-7pm

CC

FREE

KARAOKE

70018

W

12/19

6-7pm

CC

FREE

BINGO

70769

W

1/16

6-7pm

CC

FREE

SOCK HOP

70770

W

1/30

6-7pm

CC

FREE

KARAOKE

70771

W

2/13

6-7pm

CC

FREE

BINGO

70772

W

2/27

6-7pm

CC

FREE

SOCK HOP

Special Needs - Special Events ATTENTION ALL OF YOU SPECIAL EVENT LOVERS! NOW YOU CAN REGISTER AND PAY FOR SPECIAL EVENTS ON-LINE AT WWW.GILBERTRECREATION.COM!

DECEMBER HOLIDAY BALL Get dressed up and join us for this semi-formal dance to celebrate the winter holidays! You can bring a date or come ready to meet new friends. We'll have a great time dancing to music and dinner and drinks will be served. This dance is designed for teens and adults with special needs.

F

Come enjoy an afternoon of pizza, go karts, games and more! We will be heading over to Amazing Jakes around 12 to get some play time in and then we will enjoy the pizza/pasta/salad buffet for lunch followed by more fun! Price of field trip includes admission, unlimited buffet and drinks, a $5 game cards and unlimited rides on go karts, laser tag, miniature golf, bumper cars, rock climbing, and kiddie rides. Transportation is provided and is limited to 10 passengers. Participants are welcome to join us at Amazing Jakes once the van is full. Registration is required to receive group pricing. 8+ YEARS 70766

F

1/11

12-4pm

CC

$18

FEBUARY

14+ YEARS 70012

AMAZING JAKES FIELD TRIP

12/21

6-9pm

CC

$5

VALENTINES DANCE Love is in the air! Come with your special someone or enjoy this dance with your friends. There will be food, drinks, and of course CANDY! This is a semi-formal event so dress to impress and go home with a photo to remember the evening! This dance will be held at the Gilbert Community Center, 130 N. Oak St. 8+YEARS 70644

F

2/15

6-9pm

CC

$5

CERRETA CHOCOLATE FACTORY FIELD TRIP What’s better than chocolate during the month of love? Join us for a field trip to Cerreta Chocolate factory where we will take a tour and learn how they make chocolate and then create our own chocolate pizzas! Transportation is provided and is limited to 10 passengers. Participants are welcome to join us at Cerreta Chocolate Factory once the van is full. Registration is required to receive group pricing.

MARCH JANUARY

MOVIE IN THE PARK

KARAOKE

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the nice weather while watching a movie in the park! You bring a blanket or chair and we will have pizza, popcorn, and drinks! Movie is TBA and will be shown on the big screen outside of the Gilbert Community Center, 130 N Oak St.

It’s here again! Warm up those vocal chords and get those dance moves ready because it’s karaoke time! Enjoy a night of singing, dancing and socializing with your friends. Food and drinks will be served. Karaoke is held at the Gilbert Community Center, 130 N. Oak St.

8+YEARS 70492

F

3/15

6:30-8:30pm

CC

$5

8+ YEARS 70436

F

1/18

6-9pm

CC

DAY AT THE MOVIES

$5

Join your friends for a day at the movies! We are headed to the theatres to catch a new release on the big screen! Movie and time are TBA, but it is sure to be a good time. Bring extra money if you would like to buy snacks or a drink. Transportation is provided and is limited to 10 passengers. Participants are welcome to meet us at the Harkins Theatre (HT) at San Tan Village once the van is full. 8+YEARS 70768

F

3/8

TBA (After 3pm)

HT16

$7

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Friends of the Library Southeast Regional The following programs are offered at the Gilbert Senior Center

Health and Fitness TAI CHI Tai Chi/Medical Chi Chong will help to relieve arthritis, stress, and enhance your immune system. This class is on-going. No registration required. Monday

9-9:45am

CC

No Charge

Oak

YOGA Viniyoga is an approach to yoga that takes into consideration each student’s abilities. Each person’s yoga practice needs to be one that best serves him or her best. Come experience the benefits for your body. This class is on-going. No registration required. Wednesday

9-10am

CC

No Charge

Oak

Silver Sneakers The Silver Sneakers Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping our seniors to live healthy and active lifestyles. Com e join us for a fun way to exercise! Tuesdays/Thursdays

9-10am

CC No Charge

Oak

Zumba combines a dance workout with a party-like atmosphere. Zumba takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout to make it accessible for seniors. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs, and arms with dance moves. 8:45-9:45am

CC

$5/per class

Oak

Looking for a Recreation Guide reminder? Join our subscription email list and receive recreation information delivered right to your inbox at:

https://www.gilbertaz.gov/eForms/lists/frmLists.cfm

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775 N Greenfield Rd Gilbert AZ 85234 Friends Place Book Store Store hours: Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm (Closed when Library is closed) “Second hand books are wild books, homeless books;

they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack” – Virginia Wolfe.

Ongoing Events and Programs Bingo - Mondays and Fridays 10:15-11:30am (Cost is $.50 a card; Max. three cards) Blood Pressure Checks - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 10am-12pm Music & Dancing - Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-12pm

ZUMBA

Friday

Perry Branches

Chair Exercises - Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am

Perry Branch

Maricopa County Library District Perry Branch 1965 East Queen Creek Road Gilbert, AZ 85297 Phone: 602.652.3000 www.mcldaz.org

PAWS 2 READ Join a registered therapy dog who loves stories. Children ages five and older are invited to read their favorite book to the special library dog. CHILDREN AGES 5+ SAT 1/19, 2/16 10:30am-12:30pm Perry Library Free

Teen Programs-@ Perry Library

Story Time-@ Perry Library WIGGLE WORMS Come to the library for age-appropriate stories and activities for little wigglers. Registration needed. Register online at www.mcldaz.org one week in advance of each session. Geared for children ages 18 months to 3 ½ years accompanied by a caregiver. 18 MONTHS-3 ½ YEARS T 1/8-2/26* 11:15-11:45am Perry Library Free BABY TIME Have fun sharing books, lap-sit songs and rhymes, puppets, music and shakers, and the parachute. Learn tips to build a foundation for reading. Playtime follows program. This program is for babies birth to 20 months accompanied by a caregiver. For the safety and enjoyment of the babies, no older children are allowed. No registration needed. BIRTH-20 MONTHS W 1/9-2/27 10:30-11am Perry Library Free PRE-K STORY TIME 3 ½ to 5 year olds will develop a love of books, learning letter sounds, flannel board rhymes, songs and music, shakers, scarf dancing, and parachute play. Learn tips for early literacy skills. No registration needed. 3 ½ - 5 YEARS TH 1/10-2/28 10:30-11am Perry Library Free

Perry Library

KNIT HAPPENS! Are you looking for a project to help you earn hours of community service? Join us in continuing the tradition of fun, food and friendship-all levels welcome. Join us to learn more about our current service project! Now meeting on Tuesday afternoons. TEENS 12-18 YEARS T 1/8, 1/22, 2/12, 2/26 2:30-3:45pm Perry Library Free GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW NOOK Learn the basics of your new Nook! At this session, you will also learn how to download library materials to your Nook. TEENS 12-18 YEARS F 1/11 2:30-3:30pm Perry Library Free BOOKHYPE The Teens’ Top Ten is an ongoing project in which publishers of young adult books provide pre-published copies and recently published copies of titles to teen book discussion groups in libraries. In exchange, teen readers evaluate books from more than 30 participating publishers. Bookhype is a happy group of avid readers and reviewers. TEENS 12-18 YEARS T 1/15, 2/19 3:30-4:30pm Perry Library Free GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW KINDLE Learn the basics of your new Kindle! At this session, you will also learn how to download library materials to your Kindle. TEENS 12-18 YEARS F 1/18

FAMILY STORY TIME Enjoy stories, songs, & finger plays for the whole family. No registration needed. CHILDREN & FAMILIES TH 1/10-2/28 6-6:30pm

Children’s Programs-@ Perry Library

Free

2:30-3:30pm Perry Library

Free

GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW iPAD Learn the basics of your new iPad! At this session, you will also learn how to download library materials to your iPad. TEENS 12-18 YEARS F 1/4 2:30-3:30pm Perry Library Free

Adult Programs @ Perry Library All programs offered by Maricopa County Library District Are Free. Registration information at

www.mcldaz.org

COMMON THREADS Come join the fellowship of THE COMMON THREADS, the Perry Knitting & Crocheting group and enjoy fun and friendship while creating and sharing needlework projects. All ages and abilities welcome! ADULTS 18+ YEARS TH 1/10, 1/24, 2/14, 2/28 1-2:30pm Perry Library Free GENEALOGY CLUB Genealogy enthusiasts! Join us for a monthly program that helps you trace your family roots. ADULTS 18+ YEARS W 1/9, 2/6 1-3pm Perry Library Free

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Adult Programs @ Perry Library-Continued GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW iPAD Learn the basics of your new iPad! At this session, you will also learn how to download library materials to your iPad. ADULTS 18+YEARS F 1/4 1-2pm Perry Library Free GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW KINDLE Learn the basics of your new Kindle! At this session, you will also learn how to download library materials to your Kindle. ADULTS 18+ YEARS F 1/18 1-2pm Perry Library Free GET TO KNOW YOUR NEW NOOK Learn the basics of your new Nook! At this session, you will also learn how to download library materials to your Nook. ADULTS 18+ YEARS F 1/11 1-2pm Perry Library Free PERRY FILM SERIES Join us for a viewing of a great indie, foreign or documentary film. Movie begins promptly at 1pm. Check for the film title on displayed posters, our monthly paper event calendar, or by asking at the One Desk. ADULTS 18+ YEARS T

2/26

1-3pm

Perry Library

Free

SERL

Maricopa County Library District Southeast Regional Branch 775 N. Greenfield Road Gilbert, AZ 85297 Phone: 602.652.3000 www.mcldaz.org

Adult Programs @ Southeast Regional Library ADVANCED GENEALOGY RESEARCH Learn about new tools to take your research to a higher level. ADULT TH

1/10

10-11am

SERL

FREE

KNIT 2GETHER AT SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY Meet, mingle, & yak about yarn with other local fiber enthusiasts! Come to the Knit 2gether group and have fun trading and sharing patterns, techniques, and tips while creating and sharing all types of needlework projects. All skill levels are welcome. ADULT TH

1/10

10:30-11:30am

SERL

FREE

TH

2/14

10:30-11:30am

SERL

FREE

Book Discussions Groups For Adults

SOCIAL SECURITY AND YOU

PERRY BOOKENDS FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

As you prepare to sign up for Social Security, come & listen to an AARP representative; you will hear an informative, unbiased opinion. Get your facts straight before you decide which way to go.

Adults of all ages are invited to read and discuss selected fiction titles each month. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for titles to be discussed. ADULTS 18+ YEARS T 1/8, 2/5 10-11am Perry Library Free

ADULT W

1/16

7-8pm

SERL

FREE

ABCDs OF MEDICARE PERRY LITERARY FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP

As you prepare to sign up for Medicare, come & listen to an AARP representative. Are you in Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage? With either of these you most likely have coverage for Parts A, B, and D. Come & learn how these 3 parts work in each of these 2 options. Registration required online at www.mcldaz.org

Join us each month for a lively discussion of titles by debut authors. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for titles to be discussed. ADULTS 18+ YEARS M

2/25

10-11:30am

ADULT Perry Library

Free

W

2/13

7-8pm

SERL

THE BIG READ! The 2013 Big Read book title is “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. ADULTS 18+ YEARS M

1/28

10am (Book discussion) Perry Library

Free

T

1/29

1pm (Film viewing followed by discussion) Perry Library

Free

50

All programs offered by Maricopa County Library District Are Free. Registration information at

www.mcldaz.org

FREE


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