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Athens Clarke County Leisure Services Department

Fall 2013 September - November 2013

Program & Events Guide

www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure


ACC Leisure Services Presents Halloween Ready for a wickedly fun Halloween? The AthensClarke County Leisure Services Department has an extensive selection of fun for goblins of all ages. Activities being in mid-October and continue through the end of the month.

IN THIS ISSUE 3-8 Arts Program 9 Day Off School Programs & Mini Camps 11 Fitness & Wellness 12-15 General Recreation 16-17 Nature/Science Education 18-19 Special/Holiday Events 20-23 Sports 24 Facilities List 25 Leisure Services Map

on the cover: Halloween activities throughout the Leisure Services Department including Boo at the Zoo, Halloween Carnival, and Trunk or Treat Photos by Cathy Padgett

Little ghouls will enjoy Breakfast with the Great Pumpkin that would make Linus proud. Other activities include Monster Mash Bash, Storytime and Pumpkin Carving, and Trips to the Pumpkin Patch. Halloween Carnivals are scheduled at East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, and Memorial Park complete with games and prizes. Don’t forget about Dr. Frankenstein’s Trunk of Treat. Everyone is invited to Scary, Oozy, Slimy Day and to learn about the slippery, the slimy, and the misunderstood. The annual Jack-O-Lantern and Goblin Fun Run will keep everyone ahead of the scary spirits in this special fundraiser at Sandy Creek Nature Center. For complete listing of Halloween happenings, visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween.


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ART EXHIBITIONS Lyndon House Arts Center presents continually changing art exhibitions which feature the broad range of works by practicing local and area artists in a variety of media, styles and concepts. From traditional to avant-garde, works by professional, novice, young or elder artists can be seen in Lyndon House Arts Center galleries. Some exhibitions are theme presentations, some are competitions, and some are targeted to a specific media or a local patron’s collection. Children visiting the galleries must be accompanied and supervised by an adult for the safety of the artwork and for artwork content. Lyndon House Arts Center welcomes proposals for future exhibitions – call 706-613-3623 ext. 226 with ideas.

Period Decorative Arts c.1840-1890 and Athens History Museum Display

The Ware-Lyndon House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, represents a blend of the Greek Revival and Italianate styles. Resplendent interior furnishings showcase period decorative arts of the mid and late 1800’s. Museum quality memorabilia in the Historic Display Room highlight significant aspects of Athens history. Complimentary audio tour available at front desk. AGES: All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult) Dates: Ongoing Times: Tuesday and Thursday: noon–9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

LHAC Gallery Shop

A wide variety of one-of-a-kind originals by over 85 Athens area artists, many with national reputations, including paintings and photography, hand painted silks, individually designed textiles, jewelry, pottery and much more. AGES: All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Ongoing Tuesday-Saturday: Noon–5:00 p.m. Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 Dates:

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Arts BIG

This exhibition features art created on a large scale in sculpture, printmaking and mixed media by four artists - Judy Major-Girardin, Briana Palmer, Duane Ossabaw Island: Holy Ground Paxson, and Scott Stephens. An exhibition of art made using a variety AGES: All ages (children must be accompaof painting and photographic processes nied by an adult) by June Ball, Barbara Breen, Paula Dates: June 15–October 11 Eubanks, Paul Hill, Jan Kapoor, Sandy Times: Tuesday and Thursday: noon–9:00 King, Betty Oliver, Russ Regnery, Jane p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: Springfield, Larry Street, Sam Wang, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Angela Willie, Stant Willie, members Fee: Free of the Ossabaw Artists’ Collective. This Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, exhibition showcases a coalition of 706-613-3623 diverse, experienced visual artists who Richie Havens Recent Works return annually to Ossabaw Island Visual artwork by music legend Richie for inspiration in the tradition of the Havens - original one-of-a-kind archival Ossabaw Island Project which brought together creative people of many different pigment print images created using disciplines on the island for more than 40 digital media. Lyndon House Arts Center is grateful for the past support of Richie years. AGES: All ages (children must be accompaHavens and we are honored to present a nied by an adult) collection of final works from his studio. AGES: All ages (children must be accompaDates: May 19–July 27 nied by an adult) Times: Tuesday and Thursday: noon–9:00 Dates: July 30–October 26 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: Times: Tuesday and Thursday: noon–9:00 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: Fee: Free 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, Fee: Free 706-613-3623 Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, Works by Members of the Athens Metal 706-613-3623 Times:

Arts Guild

Works in a variety of jewelry and metalsmithing techniques by members of the newly formed Athens Metal Arts Guild, which provides education, and promotes public awareness and interest in the metal arts. AGES: All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult) Dates: June 15–October 11 Times: Tuesday and Thursday: noon–9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Auditions

“Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” Auditions

Audition for ACT’s unique musical stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Auditions are by appointment only, beginning Thursday, August 1. Call for an appointment for your time to shine! AGES: 8 and older REGISTRATION Date: Appointments accepted starting Thursday, August 1 AUDITION DATES: Monday, August 12 – Wednesday, August 14 Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

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Performances www.athensclarkecounty.com/morton http://mortontheatre.tix.com

Tickets to these events can be purchased at the Morton Theatre Box Office, by calling 706-613-3771, or on the Morton Theatre website unless otherwise noted.

10th Annual Dixie Film Festival

Experience animation, comedy, documentary, features, and shorts in this, the ninth annual international competition of independent film. AGES: All Event Date: Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 Time: Saturday: Noon–12:00 a.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Admission: $10 per 2 hour screening; $35 All-Festival Pass. Tickets available at the door or online at www.dixiefilmfest.com Location: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

DanceAthens 2013

Presented by Dancefx, Inc. www.dancefx.org

See the culmination of the annual week of events celebrating dance in Athens. Officially proclaimed “Dance Day” by the Mayor, October 20th welcomes the Dancefx performance companies and a variety of dance companies from the Athens area. AGES: All Event Date: Saturday, October 19 Times: 4:00 and 7:30 p.m. Admission: $16 Adults, $ 13 Seniors Students and Children Location: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

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Annual G.I.F.T.E.D. Performing Ensemble Show

Presented by the East Athens Educational Dance Center AGES: All Event Date: Saturday, October 19 Time: 3:00 & 6:00 p.m. Admission: Tickets go on sale Monday, October 7 at the East Athens Educational Dance Center; $6 12 years & under; $8 admission fee and $10 admissions at the door Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center Presentation Hall, 706-613-3624

“Johnny Appleseed”

Presented by Theatre IV www.va-rep.org

Heightened by the magical energy of tall tales and legend, this rollicking, inspiring musical adventure depicts the historic story of the real John Chapman, the American frontier hero known as Johnny Appleseed. AGES: All Event Date: Monday, October 28 Times: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Admission: $12 each, $8 each for groups of 15 or more. Tickets must be purchased in advance only at www.theatreiv.org or 1-800-275-5005. Location: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.”

Presented by Athens Creative Theatre www.athensclarkecounty.com/act

All of your favorite characters are here in Disney’s ALADDIN JR.; a stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences’ spirits will soar with excitement. AGES: All Event Dates: Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17 Times: Thursday & Friday at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.; Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Admission: $15 Adults, $12 Seniors (60+), Students, and Children (Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more.) Location: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

“The Soul of Athens: A History of the Morton Theatre”

The Morton Theatre Corporation (MTC) is working with filmmaker Keith B. Plummer on a documentary film on the Morton Theatre Building, a national landmark, and the man who built it, Monroe “Pink” Bowers Morton. “The Soul of Athens: A History of the Morton Theatre” will share the story of the remarkable Morton and its place in our nation’s history by making the film available for broadcast, museums, “Godspell” schools, libraries and for DVD purchase. Presented by Savannah River Did you or a member of your family Productions, Inc. own a business that was housed in the www.savannahriverpoductions.org Morton Building? Were you involved Based on the Gospel According to St. in the restoration and reopening of the Matthew, “Godspell” boasts a string of Morton Theatre? We’re looking for any well-loved songs, and brings the parables old articles, newspaper clippings, ticket of Jesus Christ to life. stubs, photographs and even personal AGES: All stories relating to the Morton Theatre Event Dates: Saturday, November 2 and and the businesses that made up the Sunday, November 3 historic center of the “Hot Corner” downTimes: Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 town Black business district. If you have p.m. any memorabilia that you would like Admission: $17 Adults, $15 Seniors, and $5 to contribute, if you have a story or two Students and Children pertaining to the Morton’s heyday, or you Location: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) wish to support this project please call the Athens, 706-613-3771 Administrative Office at 706-613-3770 or email us at contact@mortontheatre.com and share your experiences with us!

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Teens may take adult classes with permission from the instructor and should contact Caroline Self, 706-613-3623.

Art Time for 4 – 6 Year Olds

With books, the world and artists as our inspiration, you’ll explore art techniques, creativity, color mixing and textures, while developing artistic skills. Be prepared to get messy and have fun! Instructor: Keara Connor AGES: 4-6 Program Date: Session I: 6 Tuesdays, September 10–October 15; Session II: 6 Thursdays, September 12–October 17 Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m. Fee: $42 ACC resident plus $6 materials fee; $63 Non-resident plus $6 materials fee Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Inspired: Drawing on Artwork in the Galleries

Exciting exhibitions will be in the galleries this fall, including a special exhibition featuring works by the late Richie Havens. Inspired by Haven’s and other artists’ works, students will create their own works of art. Instructor: Toni Carlucci AGES: 7-11 Program Date: 6 Tuesdays, September 10– October 15 Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Fee: $42 ACC resident plus $6 materials fee; $63 Non-resident plus $6 materials fee Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Explorations in Ink and Watercolor

Students will learn basic techniques in using ink and watercolor paint while using them in creative ways. With these skills, students will have the opportunity to create unique, original paintings. Instructor: Toni Carlucci AGES: 7-11 Program Date: 6 Thursdays, September 12-October 17 Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Fee: $42 ACC resident plus $6 materials fee; $63 Non-resident plus $6 materials fee Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Teen Cartoon Illustrator’s Club

Informal gathering of teens who like to draw Anime and cartoons of all kinds, meets twice each month. The meeting ends with pizza and fellowship. Fee includes pizza and soft drink. No registration required. AGES: 12 and older Meeting Dates: Thursdays, September 12 & 26; October 10 & 24; November 7 & 21 Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m. Fee: $5 Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Land Art Workshop

This is a workshop that will take you back to nature. Based on the work of Andy Goldsworthy, children will create sculpture outside using natural materials. Limit 12 Instructor: Chris Taylor AGES: Children Program Date: Saturday, October 19 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fee: Free, registration is required by calling 706-613-3623 Location: Sandy Creek Park

Adult Classes

Jewelry/ Metalsmithing

Class will focus on jewelry and metals as an art form rather than mode of production. We’ll use techniques such as piercing, soldering, stone setting, chasing, appliqué, and inlay. Limit 6 Instructor: Sylvia Dawe AGES: Adult Program Date: 6 Tuesdays, September 10– October 15 Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Fee: $83 ACC resident plus $10 supply fee; $125 Non-resident plus $10 supply fee Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Painting with Charles

Whether you work in acrylic or oil, you’ll benefit from Charles’ individualized approach for the advanced beginner and intermediate painter. Students bring in their own subject matter. Instructor: Charles Warnock AGES: Adult

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Art Classes Kids &TeenS

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Program Date: 8 Tuesdays, September 10– October 29 Time: Session I: 3:30–5:30 p.m.; Session II: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Fee: $111 ACC resident; $167 Non-resident Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Intermediate Digital Photography

Topics explored include explanation and use of focal length, perspective and lenses, advance composition, color and black & white photography, advanced techniques and effects, along with photo assignments for critique. Instructor: Juan Alonso AGES: Adults Program Date: 6 Tuesdays, September 10– October 15 Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Fee: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Introduction to Drawing

Topics explored include tonal values, perspective, shading, figure drawing, etc. Fundamentals such as gesture, contour as well as drawing in proportion and depicting the lights and darks will be practiced. Instructor: Mark Helwig AGES: Adults Program Date: 6 Tuesdays, September 10– October 15 Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Fee: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Introduction to Printmaking: Printmaking and Monotype Mystery Tour

You’ll learn traditional copperplate etching techniques and explore nontoxic dry point and monotyping methods and techniques. Experimentation with color and composition is encouraged. Some supplies will be required for purchase. Instructor: Jessie Merriam AGES: Adults Program Date: 6 Tuesdays, September 10– October 15 Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Fee: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

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Introduction to Digital Photography

Topics include explanation and use of exposure triangle, metering and exposure composition, depth of field and focusing modes, as well as other camera functions, basic composition, along with photo assignments for critique. Instructor: Juan Alonso AGES: Adults Program Date: 6 Thursdays, September 12– October 17 Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Fee: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Introduction to Painting Portraits in Oil Introduction to Painting Portraits in Oil Students will draw and paint from a live model. Students will learn to build their fully rendered drawings, they will then learn the painting techniques used for centuries to completely and fully flesh out their oil paintings. Limit of 10. Instructor: Mark Helwig AGES: Adults Program Date: 6 Thursdays, September 12– October 17 Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Fee: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Watercolor Painting for Beginners and Intermediates

This class is perfect for the beginning and intermediate watercolor student. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned painter, this class has something for everyone, including plenty of individualized instruction. Instructor: Mark Willis AGES: Adult Program Date: 6 Thursdays, September 12– October 17 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Fee: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Charity Quilting Bee

If you love to quilt, join the Cotton Patch Quilt Guild who creates quilts for local and overseas charities. Some experience necessary. The public is welcome and membership is not required. 6

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Ongoing on Wednesdays Time: 9:30 a.m. - noon Fee: None & no registration required Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 Program Date:

KIDS and Teens DANCE CLASSES Mandatory Orientation for Fall Quarter Classes. New families are required to attend orientation on Wednesday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. Failure to attend will result in the student’s registration being cancelled. Birth certificate is required to register children age six and younger.

Registration

Athens-Clarke County residents can register starting Saturday, August 3 from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, August 7 - Thursday, August 8 between 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. No Friday registrations. If classes are not filled by registration deadline date, registration will continue until classes are filled. Registration must be made by the parent or legal guardian. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and held at East Athens Educational Dance Center, 390 McKinley Drive.

Annual Dance Recital

Students enrolled in single classes will have an opportunity to perform in the Annual Dance Recital held at the East Athens Educational Dance Center on April 26 & April 27, 2014 providing they meet the requirements. For a detailed schedule call the Dance Center at 706-613-3624 or log onto www. athensclarkecounty.com/dance

My Ballet Class

Open level class for the beginning to moderately trained student. This class introduces the student to the fundamentals of ballet proper body alignment, balance, flexibility, and ballet terminology. AGES: Kindergarten-2nd grade (ages 5-8) Date and Time: Class 1: Mondays, August 19–November 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Studio B1;

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Class 2: Mondays, August 19–November 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Studio A Fee: $27 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $40 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706- 613-3624

Ballet for Grace & Posture

Open level class for the beginning to moderately trained student. This class introduces the student to the fundamentals of ballet proper body alignment, balance, flexibility, and ballet terminology. AGES: 3rd grade-high school (ages 8-15) Date and Time: Class 1: Mondays, August 19-November 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Studio B1; Class 2: Tuesdays, August 20–November 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Studio B1 Fee: $27 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $40 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Kinderdancing

Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of dance such as proper body alignment, balance, flexibility, creative movement, and basic dance language. AGES: Preschool (ages 4-5) Date and Time: Class 1: Wednesdays, August 21-November 6, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Studio A; Class 2: Thursdays, August 22–November 7, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Studio A Fee: $38 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $57 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Funky Jazz Dance

Funky Jazz Dance utilizes popular dance styles to engage students in a vigorous and enjoyable physical workout. Dancers also learn the structure of jazz dance classes. AGES: 5-12 Program Date: Wednesdays, August 21– November 6, 2013 Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Studio A Fee: $30 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $45 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624


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Open level class for the beginning to moderately trained student, learning various modern dance techniques ranging from improvisation to Horton. The use of streamers, fabric, and other objects will be incorporated. AGES: 5-12 Program Date: Tuesdays, August 20– November 5 Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Studio A Fee: $30 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $45 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Hip Hop Rhythm & Style

Open level class of fun and exciting dance movements of old school and new school style Hip Hop. Music selections are clean and age appropriate. AGES: 5-12 Program Date: Tuesdays, August 20– November 5 Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Studio B2 Fee: $30 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $45 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Praise Dance

Students will learn a variety of interpretive and expressive movements to music ranging from contemporary gospel and hip hop gospel, and old spirituals. No religious reaching involved. AGES: 5-12 Program Date: Wednesdays, August 21-November 6 Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Studio B1 Fee: $30 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $45 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Tap Dance Rhythms

Open level class for the beginning to moderately trained student. This class introduces the student to a wide range of rhythmic possibilities in dance. AGES: 5-12 Date and Times: Class 1: Thursday, August 22-November 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Studio B1;

Class 2: Tuesdays, August 20–November 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Studio B1 Fee: $27 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $40 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

East Athens Educational Dance Center Accelerated Dance Programs

Students are accepted into the accelerated programs by audition or recommendation of the East Athens Educational Dance Center teaching staff. These programs offer intensive technical training to develop and strengthen posture, placement, flexibility, balance, coordination, and rhythm. The student is expected to improve movement quality, and gain a greater understanding of dance theory and composition.

Program 1: Movement Discovery AGES:

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Mondays & Thursdays, September 9-October 31 Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fee: $23 for 8 week program for ACC resident; $34 for 8 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 Program Date:

Program 2: Movement Exploration AGES:

8-15

Mondays and Wednesdays, September 9–October 30 Time: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. & Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 Fee: $23 for 8 week program for ACC resident; $34 for 8 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 Program Date:

GIFTED Performing Ensemble: Profile of a Dancer AGES:

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Modern Dance

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10-15

Mondays & Thursdays, September 9–October 31 Time: Mondays 5:30-8:30 p.m. & Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $23 for 8 week program for ACC resident; $34 for 8 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 Program Date:

Annual Dance Recital

Students enrolled in single classes will have an opportunity to perform in the Annual Dance Recital held at the East Athens Educational Dance Center on April 26 & April 27, 2014 providing they meet the requirements. For a detailed Fall Schedule call the Dance Center at 706-613-3624 or log onto www. athensclarkecounty.com/dance

Adult Praise Dance

Work out, get motivated and have a good time by learning interpretive and expressive movements to music ranging in contemporary and hip hop gospel, to old spirituals. No religious teachings in this class. AGES: 13 and older Program Date: Mondays, August 19-November 4 Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Studio B1 Fee: $33 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $50 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Program 3: Expressions in Dance AGES:

10-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 10–October 31 Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $23 for 8 week program for ACC resident; $34 for 8 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 Program Date:

Program registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, August 7

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Broadway Tap

Get in shape by tap dancing those pounds away! This adult class offers a variety of tap dance steps guaranteed to have you dancing down grocery aisles. AGES: 13 and older Program Date: Tuesdays, August 20– November 5 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Studio A Fee: $33 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $50 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Adult Modern Dance

Open level class focuses on balance and gentle strengthening through the Horton and other dance techniques. We’ll begin with gentle floor warm ups and continue with basic technique and phrases. AGES: 13 and older Program Date: Tuesdays, August 20– November 5 Time: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $33 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $50 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Ballet with Sally Granados

This class is designed to introduce adults to the fundamentals of ballet while helping to increase physical strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. Ideal for adults of all ages and levels. AGES: 13 and older Program Date: Tuesdays, August 20– November 5 Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Studio B1 Fee: $33 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $50 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Absolute Beginning Ballet

This class is designed to introduce adults to the fundamentals of ballet while helping to increase physical strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. Ideal for adults of all ages. AGES: 13 and older Program Date: Wednesdays, August 21-November 6 Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Studio B1 Fee: $33 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $50 for 12 week program for Non-resident Location: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Make a Wish... Celebrate your birthday with the ACC Leisure Services Department!

The gymnastics parties at Bishop Park consist of one-hour of exciting gymnastics challenges and 30 minutes in one of the party areas. A personal party coach stays with each group of children up to 25 and a personal party host will assist in the party area. Call 706-613-3589 for more information. The three-hour zoo parties at Bear Hollow include use of the air-conditioned Zoo Operations Building, a custom zoo tour and educational animal program . Call 706613-3616 for details. Sandy Creek Nature Center parties are for ages four to 12. The two-hour party includes a 45-minute nature program of your choice. Program topics include Dynamic Dinos, Super Snakes, Turtle Time, and Wildlife Adventure. Call 706-613-3615 for details. For more details, visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/birthdays

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Volunteer Today! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available throughout the Leisure Services Department Athens Creative Theatre Bear Hollow Zoo East Athens Community Center East Athens Educational Dance Center Greenway Lay Park Lyndon House Arts Center Morton Theatre Rocksprings Park Sandy Creek Nature Center Sandy Creek Park Call 706-613-3620 for details www.athensclarkecounty.com/ volunteer


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Day Off School Program: Daring Detectives! NEW!

UGA apparel or your favorite sports team gear! We’ll enjoy tailgate foods and Are you up to the challenge? Campers games. Registration is required and space is limited. will reveal top-secret messages, travel AGES: 6 – 12 through laser mazes, and actively work Program Dates: Friday, November 1 together to solve a mystery surrounding the park. Please remember to bring a bag Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident lunch. Pre-registration required. Ends Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 Wednesday, October 2. Minimum 10

participants, Maximum 30 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register. AGES: Elementary School Students Program Date: Monday, October 7 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident Location: Memorial Park Recreation Hall, 706-613-3580

Day Off School Program: All About Athens! NEW!

This program for children will include fun-filled history about Athens-Clarke County, with a mini-trip around town. In addition, there will be arts & crafts and physical fitness activities. Ages: 6 - 12 Program Date: Monday, October 7 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $15 ACC resident Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Day Off School Program – Child Health Day! NEW! This fun program for children will raise awareness about nutrition and exercise for preparation for a healthy lifestyle. Registration is required and space is limited. AGES: 6 – 12 Program Dates: Monday, October 7 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $15 ACC Resident; $23 Non-resident Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Day Off School Program - Fire Up The Dawgs! NEW!

The annual Georgia vs. Florida football game is held over this weekend and we are going to celebrate! Dress in red, black,

Day Off School Program: Planet Earth NEW!

In this two-day program, children will learn about the environment, and take mini-trips to the ACC Recycling Center, Bear Hollow at Memorial Park, Sandy Creek Nature Center and the Oconee River Greenway. In addition, there will be arts & crafts and physical fitness activities. Ages: 6 - 12 Program Date: Friday, November 1 and Monday, November 4 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $20 ACC resident Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Day Off School Program: “Fall” in Love with Color! NEW!

Fall is surrounded by lots of bright, vibrant colors that we will explore through creative crafts, healthy snacks, and a discovery hike on the Birchmore Trail. Please remember to bring a bag lunch. Pre-registration required and ends Wednesday, October 30. Minimum 10 participants, Maximum 30 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register. AGES: Elementary School Students Date: Monday, November 4 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident Location: Memorial Park Recreation Hall, 706-613-3580

Day Off School Program – I’m So Thankful! NEW!

Day Off School Programs & Mini Camps

Day Off School Programs & Mini Camps thankful, make crafts, enjoy a walk and scavenger hunt and make fall treats to eat. Registration is required and space is limited. AGES: 6 -12 Program Dates: Monday, November 4 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Gobblin’ & Groovin’ Turkey Mini Camp

Join us for Thanksgiving Break Camp where we will be gobblin’ & groovin’ to set up some pre-holiday health habits. Explore wellness with our fun fitness challenges, test nutritious recipes in our Tricky Turkey kitchen, play some outdoor games, explore with archery & we will also learn how to call some turkeys! Registration Deadline Wednesday, November 20 AGES: 6 - 12 Program Date: Monday, November 25 – Wednesday, November 27 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $20 per child Location: Rocksprings Community Ctr, 706-613-3603

Day Off School Program: Time Travelers: Day 1 NEW!

Join us as we go back in time to explore the life of a traditional pilgrim. We will recreate the setting of the Mayflower Ship and visit the zoo to learn about the animals that make Thanksgiving possible. Please remember to bring a bag lunch. Pre-registration required and ends Wednesday, November 20. Minimum 10 participants, Maximum 30 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register. Program registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, August 7

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Day Off School Programsand Mini CAmps

Elementary School Students Monday, November 25 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident Location: Memorial Park Recreation Hall AGES: Date:

Day Off School Program: Time Travelers: Day 2 NEW!

Right in time for Thanksgiving, children will discover what it might have been like for early Native Americans. By creating traditional Indian crafts and playing games, we will have fun going back in time to learn about the rich history surrounding the holiday. Please remember to bring a bag lunch. Pre-registration required and ends Wednesday, November 20. Minimum 10 participants, Maximum 30 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register. AGES: Elementary School Students Date: Tuesday, November 26 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident Location: Memorial Park Recreation Hall, 706-613-3580

A New Trail... Off the beaten path...

The new mountain bike trail at East Athens Community Park is now open. The trail, built by Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association volunteers, is 1.7 miles in length and includes two loops along with a small connecting path. More than 1,000 volunteer hours went into developing the trail. There are plans to extend the trail around the northwest corner of the park to total about four miles. The trail is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until sunset and is located near the Trail Creek entrance in the park. Visit East Athens Community Park today! (Photo courtesy of Stephen Coopat)

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Go Fish! ACC Leisure Services offers fishing opportunities throughout the Department Greenway Memorial Park Sandy Creek Park For details, visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/fishing


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fitness & wellness

Fitness & Wellness Kids and Teens

Yoga Sprouts

At Yoga Spouts, we use fun, playful yoga poses and breathing exercises which give children a feeling of well-being. The benefits of yoga can be seen in all areas of a child’s life- creatively, physically, socially, and academically. Join us to learn more about it. Pre-registration required. Minimum 4 participants, maximum 10 participants. Call 706-613-3580 for more information or to register. AGES: 3 - 6 Dates: Session I: Tuesdays, August 20 – October 8 Session II: Tuesdays, October 15 – December 17 (no class on October 29 or November 26 Time: 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Fee: $50 ACC resident; $75 Non-resident Location: Memorial Park Recreation Hall

Adults

Adult Fitness Room

The fitness equipment room includes a multi–station weight machine, elliptical cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes, and more. AGES: 18 and older Program Date: Daily Time: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.; Sundays, 2:00 – 5:45 p.m. Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Adult Fitness Room

The fitness equipment room includes a multi–station weight machine, elliptical cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes, and more. AGES: 18 and older Program Date: Daily Time: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 2:30 p.m.;; 6:00 - 8:45 p.m. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.; Sundays, 2:00 – 5:45 p.m.

Fee:

Free

Lay Park Community Center, 706-613-3596 Location:

Adult Pick-up Basketball

This program consists of supervised pick– up basketball games. AGES: 18 and older Program Date: Tuesdays Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Lay Park Community Center, 706-613-3596

Adult Pickleball League

This exciting game is a combination of Ping-Pong, tennis and badminton and can be played with two or four players. It is played on a badminton-sized court, using a wooden racquet/paddle and a wiffle ball. This is a learn as you play league so lessons or previous playing experience are not required to join in the fun, so sign up today! AGES: 18 years and older Program Date: Wednesdays, Beginning September 4 Time: 6:30 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Active Adults

Senior Pickleball League

This exciting game is a combination of Ping-Pong, tennis and badminton and can be played with two or four players. It is played on a badminton-sized court, using a wooden racquet/paddle and a wiffle ball. This is a learn as you play league so lessons or previous playing experience are not required to join in the fun, so sign up today! AGES: 55 years and older Program Date: Beginning Wednesdays, September 4 Time: 10:00 a.m. Fee: Free Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Tai Chi

Improve your flexibility, increase stamina; balance and coordination by joining our Tai Chi Thursdays-beginners are always welcome! Call to register. Participants may begin this class at anytime. AGES: 50 and older Program Date: This is an ongoing class on Thursdays Time: 11:00 a.m. - noon Fee: $3 Location: Rocksprings Community Ctr, 706-613-3602

Wednesday’s Walkers NEW! Want to get to know some of the park walking trails, but not wanting to explore alone? Kick off some pre-holiday wellness initiatives by joining our Wednesday’s Walkers club. This six week long program will meet at Rocksprings Community Center and depart to explore walking within our parks. These low impact walking groups will be initiated by our staff, but walkers are free to walk at their own pace. We will also provide a little background of each trail and each park. AGES: 50 and older Program Date: 6 weeks Wednesdays, October 2 - November 6 Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Fee: $1 per class Location: Rocksprings Community Center Please call for registration. You may begin this class at any time.

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General Recreation All Ages

Hoops Spectacular

Three point contest, skills competition and more basketball contests at the East Athens Community Center’s gym. AGES: All ages Program Date: Friday, November 8 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Celebrate Grandparents

Bring your grandparent(s) for an afternoon of togetherness. We’ll share stories about yesterday and today, make crafts and enjoy light refreshments. Registration is required and space is limited. AGES: All Ages Program Date: Sunday, September 8 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Fee: $4 ACC resident/per family; $6 Nonresident per/family Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Zoo Parties

Have your birthday at Bear Hollow and enjoy a walking zoo tour with a complementary animal presentation. Two packages available – deluxe includes a specialty cake in the shape of an animal. Call 706-613-3580 for reservations. AGES: All ages Program Date: Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 2:00-5:00 p.m. or Sundays 2:005:00 p.m. Fee: $75 for the Basic Package; $125 for Deluxe Package. Location: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park , 706-613-3616

Memorial Park Dog Obedience

Dog obedience training at its best for both the canines and their human owners! Pre-registration required. Call 706-613-3580 to register. Visit www. k9insight.biz for more information. AGES: 18 and older (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) Program Date: Tuesday evenings for 8 12

weekly sessions. Start date TBD. Times: Puppy class (puppies 5 months and under) 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.; Basic (5 months and older) 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. and 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.; Advanced Obedience 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. Fee: $100 ACC resident; $120 Non-resident Location: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580

Kids and Teens

Arts & Crafts

This after school program consists of teaching arts and crafts and allows children to create their own artwork. AGES: 6 -15 Program Date: Mondays Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706- 613-3593

Play and Grow with Me NEW!

Due to popular demand we are expanding some of our services to pre-school age classes. We will have a different play themed interactive craft, game and snack on the first Monday of every month. We will focus on interactive play between each adult and their child. AGES: 2 - 5 Program Date: First Monday of each month Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident Location: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Adult and Teen Karate Classes

Students will learn self-defense, improve coordination and flexibility, expand cardiovascular endurance, gain confidence, strength, relieve stress, tension and have fun. AGES: 13 and older Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m.. – noon Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

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Girl Scout Brownies

Allowing young women the opportunity to be part of an organization that has been around for years, learn new skills and take field trips to local venues. AGES: 6 -8 Program Dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.. Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706- 613-3593

Romper Readers NEW!

This program for preschool age children, will engage them through readings of books by Eric Carle. We will have special guests or activities to go along with each books theme. Registration is required and space is limited. AGES: 2 – 4 Program Dates: 2nd Tuesday of the month (September, October & November) Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 Fee: $3 ACC resident; $4.50 Non-resident per/class per/child

Outside The Box NEW!

Parents of homeschoolers…Looking for an additional educational/fun outlet for your homeschoolers? Join Lay Park staff once a month as we present life learning lessons to children. Example topics will include: 1st Aid, Latch-Key Kids, Babysitting basics, Healthy Living and Exercise and much more! AGES: School Age Children Program Dates: 2nd Thursday of the month (September, October & November) Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 Fee: $3 ACC resident; $4.50 Non-resident per/class per/child

Homework Helpers & Afterschool Program

Need help with homework? Join us for our specialized after-school homework helpers. After homework, enjoy our computer lab, outside sports, Wii Wednesday’s and various craft & game


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Program Dates: Monday - Friday, September 3 – November 22 Time: 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 Fee: $5 per/week

Fall Session: Tuesday, September 10 – November 12 Time: 5:45-6:45 p.m. – Beginner students (ages 5 and older) and previous students (ages 5-8) 6:45-7:45 p.m. – Previous students ages 9 and older Location: Bishop Park Gym, 706-613-3589 Fee: $65 per session ACC resident; $80 per session Non-resident. Contacts: Melanie Baer: 706-207-5890, mcbdawg5@gmail.com

Tennis

Daily programs include group reading and one-on-one sessions, games, computer access, and more. AGES: 6 - 17 Program Date: East Athens: MondayThursday and Lay Park: Monday - Friday, September 2 - November 29 Time: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3657 and Lay Park, 706-613-3667

Let’s learn to play the sport of a lifetime! TENNIS! This program will introduce the beginning player to the basic strokes, basic rules and scorekeeping. Drills, games and relay races introduce the player to tennis in a fun and rewarding way. Registration required. AGES: 7 – 14 Program Dates: Wednesdays, beginning September 4 Time: Ages 7-10: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Ages 11 – 14: at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

AEA – Afterschool East Athens NEW!

Animated Illustration Design

Community Resource Center (Part of the Athens Regional Library System)

Homework help, computer lab time, arts & crafts, games, and gym time with the University of Georgia “Whatever It Takes Organization” and center staff. AGES: 6 - 13 Program Dates: Monday - Friday, September 2 – December 6 Time: 3:00 – 5:25 p.m. Fee: $1 per day, ACC resident Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

The children will learn to draw cartoon characters of their choice. The completed drawings will be put on display. AGES: 8 – 18 yeas Program Dates: Wednesday, Beginning September 4 Time: 4:30 - 5:30p.m. Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

First Friday Trips NEW!

Allowing young women the opportunity to be part of an organization that has been around for years, learn new skills and take field trips to local venues. AGES: 9 – 15 Program Dates: Wednesdays, Beginning September 4 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706- 613-3593

Pre-teens and teens, join us for local mini-trips to attractions around the county such as Bear Hollow, Sandy Creek Nature Center and more. AGES: 11 - 17 Program Dates: Fridays, September 2, October 4, November 1, Time: 3:00 - 5:25 p.m. Fee: $1 per trip, ACC residents Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Lay After-School Program

School-aged children can get homework help from UGA volunteer mentors; participate in group activities, games and more Registration is required and space is limited. AGES: Kindergarten – 12th grade (child must be in kindergarten to begin program)

Girl Scout (Juniors and Seniors)

Classic City Majorettes

Come Twirl with the Best – Classic City Majorettes! We offer instruction in dance-twirling, strutting, marching techniques and more! (Batons and uniforms are extra and will be ordered at the first class.) AGES: 5 years and older Program Date:

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adventures. Please call 706-613-3603 for more information. AGES: 6 - 13 Program Dates: Thursdays, Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Fee: $5 per week/$1 per day Location: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Centers, 706-613-3602

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Parkview Plays NEW!

Do you ever wonder what games other children around the world play? We will do a 6 week global trek of games around the world. Experimental games will include Bocce, Rabbits in The Burrow, Dragon Boat Racing, Cricket & more! AGES: 6 -13 Program Dates: Fridays, September 20 – October 25 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3601

Mystery Mondays NEW!

Are you interested in building your detective skills, this is the class for you! Each Monday in October will focus on a different form of crime scene investigations including DNA lab, Forensic Entomology, Facial Reconstruction, Fingerprint Analysis, Impression Kits, etc. We might even get some help from real detectives! AGES: 6 -13 Program Dates: Mondays, October 7 - 28 Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fee: $5 for all 4 classes Location: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Child Health Day NEW!

Monday October 7th is child health day. As part of our afterschool program we will set health goals for the holidays, enjoy healthy snacks and make our own first aid kits. AGES: 6 - 13 Program Dates: Monday, October 7 Time: 4:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3602

Art Classes for Afterschool NEW!

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We are expanding our programs to include art for our afterschool. Our art teacher Ms. Shelbie will lead each group in some creative exploration. AGES: 6 - 13 Program Dates: Tuesdays, October 8 - 29 Time: 4:00 p.m. Fee: $8 supply fee for four classes Location: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

National Nachos Day! NEW!

We are going to celebrate by creating our own Nacho masterpieces! Crazy toppings and salsa mixes will make us all Master Nacho makers. AGES: 6 - 13 Program Dates: Wednesday, November 6 Time: 4:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Centers

Family History Friday! NEW!

November is Family History Month! We will draw our family tree, come up with family interview questions to ask to learn more about our families & our cultural heritage. AGES: 6 - 12 Program Date: Friday, November 1 at Rocksprings & Friday, November 8 at Parkview Time: 4:00 -5:30 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Parkview and Rocksprings Community Centers, 706-613-3603

Veteran’s Day-”Thank a Soldier” Cards

November 11 is Veteran’s Day. This year we will be working with Savannah’s Soldiers, a national letter writing campaign started by Savannah Madison to send letters to our troops. AGES: 6 - 12 Program Date: Monday, November 11 Fee: Free Location: Rocksprings Community Center and Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3603

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Adults

Adult and Teen Karate Classes

Students will learn self-defense, improve coordination and flexibility, expand cardiovascular endurance, gain confidence, strength, relieve stress, tension and have fun. AGES: 13 and older Program Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. & Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – noon Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Couponing Class NEW!

Learn the tips and tricks to save big money when shopping for groceries through couponing. Registration is required and space is limited. AGES: 18 and older Program Date: Sundays, Beginning September 1 Time: 4:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Lay Park Community Center, 706-613-3596

Computer Building Basics

Learn how to build a PC from scratch! We’ll cover parts selection, operating system installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and more. Registration is required and space is limited. AGES: 18 and older Program Date: Monday – Wednesday, September 16 – 18 Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Fee: $20 ACC resident; $30 Non-resident Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Contra Dances

Learn the folk art of Contra Dance with the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society. Dances held in the Recreation Hall and feature a caller and live band. Lesson for beginners before each dance. AGES: 18 and older (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) Dates: Third Saturday of the month – upcoming dances: September 21, October 19, November 16 & December 21 Time: 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Fee: $7 per person (No charge for those under 12 years of age) Location: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580

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Computer Virus Busters NEW!

Are viruses slowing your computer down to a crawl? Learn a few tips and techniques that’ll help you get those pesky critters under control using free software. Registration is required and space is limited. AGES: 18 and older Program Dates: Wednesday, September 25 Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Fee: $10 ACC resident; $15 Non-resident Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Active Adults

Senior Bingo

Bingo Games with prizes and refreshments. AGES: 55 years and older Program Dates: Fourth Tuesday of every month, starting in August 26 Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Computer Building Basics

Learn how to build a PC from scratch! We’ll cover parts selection, operating system installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and more. AGES: 55 years and older Program Date: Monday – Wednesday, September 16 – 18 Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon Fee: $20 ACC resident; $30 Non-resident Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

BINGO is BACK!

Let’s enjoy the fall by getting back in our BINGO groove. We will have great prizes, wonderful snacks and as always enjoy our friendly competition. AGES: 55 years and older Program Dates: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fee: $4 ACC resident; $7 Non resident Location: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602


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Need some holiday gift ideas that are easy on the budget? Join us as we explore ways to make our own soap for gifts or for ourselves. We will explore fantastic recipes, supplies needed, ingredients, etc. Registration Deadline is Friday, November 8 AGES: 55 and older Program Date: Wednesday, November 13 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $5 Location: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

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Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy Festival

More than 400 artists and crafters from 38 States and two countries display their works for your appreciation and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment, clogging and crafter demonstrations as well as fabulous festival foods. Limit of 10 participants. Registration required. by calling 706-613-3596. Ages: 55 and older Program Date: Friday, September 6 Time: Depart from Lay Park at 9:00 a.m. Fee: $5 ACC resident; $8 Non-resident (must have money for lunch) Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Chattanooga

Join us as we explore Chattanooga, Tennessee! This fantastic overnight stay will include an overnight hotel stay at the base of beautiful Lookout Mountain, and Saturday we will enjoy the Triple Play Package for visiting The Incline Railway, Ruby Falls and of course, Rock City. Registration Deadline is August 23, 2013. Full payment is due at time of registration Ages: 50 and older Date: Friday, September 13 – Saturday, September 14 Time: Depart 9:00 a.m., return Saturday by 6:00 p.m. Fee: $120 per person Location: Depart from Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3603

Oconee County Fall Festival

Enjoy arts & crafts from all over the Southeast, music, food and much more in Historic Downtown Watkinsville’s annual Fall Festival. Limit of 10 participants. Registration required. Ages: 55 and older Program Date: Saturday, October 19 Time: Depart from Lay Park at 10:00 a.m. Fee: $5 ACC resident; $8 Non-resident (must have money for lunch) Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Cherokee Harrah’s Casino or Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Want to get away, just for the day? Need a chance to try your luck or want to visit the Cherokee Museum? Then join us on this single day trip to Cherokee, North Carolina! We will take one trip, but give two opportunities! You can visit the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, or you can try your luck at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Registration deadline is October 11, 2013. Full payment is due at time of registration. Ages: 50 and older Program Date: Saturday, October 26 Time: Depart 9:00 a.m., return Saturday by 6:00 p.m. Fee: $10 Location: Depart from Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3603

GENERAL RECREATION

Soap Making

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Zoo Open Exhibit Hall Saturdays Explore Bear Hollow Zoo’s exhibit hall and visit some of the animals used in programs including invetebrates, lizards, snakes, tortoises.

Saturday and Sunday afternoons 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public Bear Hollow Zoo, 706-613-3616 www.athensclarkecounty.com/bearhollow

Anderson Jockey Lot & Farmers Market

Enjoy a day of bargain shopping and treasure hunting at the Anderson Jockey Lot located in Anderson, SC. Limit of 10 participants. Registration required. by calling 706-613-3596. Ages: 55 and older Program Date: Saturday, November 16 Time: Depart from Lay Park at 9:00 a.m. Fee: $5 ACC resident; $8 Non-resident (must have money for lunch) Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Program registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, August 7

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Nature/Science Education ALL AGES

Discover Life

Join us for an evening of moth discovery. Each month will include a presentation and discussion as well as mothing. AGES: All (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Program DateS: Fridays, September 6; October 4; November 1 Time: 8:30-10:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

Second Saturday Storytime

Join nature center staff on the second Saturday of each month for nature stories this fall. Learn about the woods, turtles, butterflies and much more! AGES: Families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Program Date: Saturdays, September 14; October 12; November 9 Time: 2:30 p.m. (approximately 30-minute program) Fee: Free Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

Journey through the Stars for Families

Join us for our planetarium program in the Sky Center. We will journey through the night sky, exploring the great beyond. AGES: Families (children 4 years and older) Program Date and Time:

Saturday, September 14: 10:00-11:00 a.m.-“Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous STARS” Hollywood is not the only place to spot stars. We’ll learn about what makes a star and get introduced to an infamous few. Saturday, October 12: 10:00-11:00 a.m. “Space Travel” 3-2-1, BLAST OFF! We’ll discover the different modes of transportation that have taken us beyond our on planet and build a model rocket that we can make fly. Saturday, November 9: 10:00-11:00 a.m.“Grab Bag Astronomy”. November is a busy month for astronomical events including a solar eclipse, meteor showers and the ISON comet. 16

Fee: $7 ACC resident family per program; $10 Non-resident family per program (pre-registration required) Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

Harvest Moon Hike NEW!

We’ll hike as the harvest moon shines on our path. Learn what makes it a harvest moon and listen to the sounds of nature at night. AGES: All (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Program Date: Friday, September 20 Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m. Fee: $7 ACC resident family; $10 Nonresident family (pre-registration required) Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

Trail Work Day

Help us take care of our trails by trimming plants, picking up trash and other easy maintenance. AGES: 6 years and older (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Program Date: Saturday, September 21 Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon Fee: Free Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

Open House “The Reason for the Hunting Season”

Visit this open house to learn the reasons behind hunting seasons and learn about tools people use to hunt with from past to present. AGES: All (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Program Date: Saturday, September 28 Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

Naturalist’s Walk

Join nature center staff on Saturday mornings for a walk around the property as we discover what’s happening this fall. AGES: All (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Program Date: Saturdays, October 5; November 2

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Nature’s Trading Post

The trading post is open! Trade one or two objects you have found in nature for points or other nature objects in our collection. AGES: All (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Program DateS: Saturdays, October 5; November 2 Time: 11:00 a.m.-noon Fee: Free Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

KIDS AND TEENS

Knee High Naturalist

Classes include hiking, crafts, meeting live animals and other activities. Dress for both indoors and outdoors. Preregistration required. AGES: 3-5 (accompanied by an adult) Program DateS: Alternate Wednesdays, September 4 to December 11 Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fee: $24 ACC resident; $36 Non-resident Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

International Vulture Awareness Day

Vultures are amazing animals and in their honor, the zoo will focus on our resident Black Vulture and his unique adaptations. You’ll find vulture focused information posted around the zoo, as well as a scavenger hunt. AGES: All ages Program Date: Saturday, September 7 Time: 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park, 706-613-3616

Home School Science: For Younger Students

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Home School Science: For Older Students

Each month, home school students and parents are invited to explore interactive learning stations, lessons and a guided hike. Theme changes monthly. Sign up for one or all four programs. Pre-registration required. AGES: 10-18 (accompanied by an adult) Program Date: Fridays, September 13, October 11, November 8 Time: 10:00 a.m.-Noon Fee: $4 ACC resident per student/class, $6 Non-resident per student/class Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

Babies & Beasties Series

Immerse your child in learning – through animal sounds, movements, smells and live animals – while you learn how to help your toddler discover nature. Pre-registration required AGES: 18 months–2 years (accompanied by an adult) Program DateS: Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 or Saturdays, November 9, 16, 23 Time: 10:00-10:45 a.m. Fee: $12 ACC-resident, $18 Non-resident; Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

“Everybody Needs a Home” For Junior Girl Scouts

Explore habitats and the animals that call Sandy Creek Nature Center home. Enjoy an animal encounter, investigate a micro habitat, and learn how to create your own backyard habitat. Habitats badge included. Pre-registration required. AGES: Junior Girl Scouts Program Date: Saturday, November 16 Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Fee: $4 ACC resident Girl Scout; $5 Non-resident Girl Scout Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

ADULT AND TEENS

Sandy Creek Nature Center Volunteer Orientation

Interested in volunteering? Attend this orientation to find out the many ways you can volunteer at the nature center. Please call to reserve a space by Friday, August 23. AGES: 13 and older Program Date: Saturday, August 24 Time: 2:00 p.m. Fee: Free (please pre-register) Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 231

Trail Guide Training

Do you love hiking and sharing your love of nature? Now you can do both! Trail Guides are volunteers that lead hikes for school-aged children during the school year. AGES: Adults Program DateS: Wednesday, August 28; Thursday, August 29; Friday, August 30 (choose one) Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon Fee: Free (please pre-register) Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 231

Oconee Rivers Audubon Society Monthly Meeting

Enjoy a program organized by our local Audubon Chapter and learn about wildlife and birds around the area. Meeting is wrapped up with refreshments and fun discussion. AGES: 13 and older Program DateS: Thursdays, September 5 (meeting at UGA Ecology), October 3, November 7 Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Oconee Rivers Audubon Society Fall Bird Hikes

Join the local chapter of the Audubon society for a fall bird hike; non-members are welcome! Each hike is in a

different location. Bring your binoculars! AGES: 13 and older Program DateS: For more information, visit www.oconeeriversaudubonsociety.org Time: Meet at designated location by 8:00 a.m. Fee: Free Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

NATURE/SCIENCE EDUCATION

guided hike. Theme changes monthly. Sign up for one or all three programs. Pre-registration required. AGES: 5-9 years (accompanied by an adult) Program DateS: Fridays, September 6, October 4, November 1 Time: 10:00 a.m.-noon Fee: $4 ACC resident per student/class; $6 Non-resident per student/class Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

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Garden Party NEW!

Enjoy an evening in the garden learning what foods are in season. Use recipes to create a dish! At the end, we’ll sample all of our tasty treats in true garden party style. Pre-registration required. AGES: Adults Program Date: Friday, September 13 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Fee: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

Adopt-A-Stream Workshops

Want to learn how to give a stream a health checkup and adopt a stream near your home? Then join us for these workshops to learn more about the qualities of clean water. AGES: 13 and older Program Date: Saturday, September 14 Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fee: Free (please pre-register) Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 231

Journey through the Stars for Adults

Join us for our planetarium program in the Sky Center. We will journey through the night sky, exploring the great beyond. AGES: 13 and older Program Date and Time:

Saturday, September 14: 3:00-4:00 p.m. “Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous STARS” Hollywood is not the only place to spot stars. We’ll learn about what makes a star and get introduced to an infamous few. Saturday, November 9: 3:00-4:00 p.m.“Grab Bag Astronomy”. November is a busy month for astronomical events including a solar eclipse, meteor showers and the ISON comet. Fee: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident (pre-registration required) Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706613-3615 ext. 0

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Special Events/Holiday Events ALL AGES

Labor Day Fun Day

Games, inflatables, competitions, music and more family fun on EACC multi-purpose field. AGES: All Ages Program Date: Monday, September 2 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Bird Seed Sale

Enjoy feeding birds? Support SCNC by buying a great quality bird seed through SCNC Inc., the non-profit member organization that supports Sandy Creek. Orders over $50 and orders to senior citizens qualify for home delivery! AGES: All Ages Program Date: Orders are taken midSeptember-early November; Pick up date: November 3; Delivery Date: November 9 Time: Please see order form for details Fee: Visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/ sandycreeknaturecenter for a price list or stop by the Nature Center. Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 235

Touch a Truck Day

Bring the kids out for a day of fun and a chance to explore trucks of all types, including construction vehicles, dump trucks, fire trucks, police cars, and more. Each vehicle will have trained staff present to answer questions. AGES: All ages Date: Saturday, October 5 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Southeast Clarke Park, Lexington Road entrance

Scary, Oozy, Slimy Day

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in a variety of games, activities and crafts. AGES: Families Program Date: Saturday, October 19 Time: 4:00–7:00 p.m. Fee: $3 per person ACC residents; $5 per person Non-residents (children under 3 are free) Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Story time and Pumpkin Carving

The children will hear a scary story and carve a pumpkin. AGES: Grade K-5 Program Date: Tuesday, October 22 Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fee: $1.00 Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Harvest Festival

This year marks our 39th Anniversary of Harvest Festival! This annual celebration of old time crafts and rural life gives participants of all ages a way to learn about some of Georgia’s history first hand. There will be over fifty live demonstrations of quilting, woodworking, spinning, weaving, soap making, bee keeping, etc. as well as tours of the Ware-Lyndon House. While the event is appropriate for elementary school children and adults, everyone is welcome. The event, co-sponsored by the Athens Community Council on Aging and the Lyndon House Arts Center, is an intergenerational, educational tradition from the artists, crafts people, and volunteers of our community. AGES: All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult) Program Date: Thursday, October 24 Time: 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Location: On the grounds of Lyndon House Arts Center *Harvest Festival will take place indoors in case of rain. Fee: None - Please Note: groups of 10 or more are urged to pre-register by calling 706-549-4850.

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Lickskillet Artists Market

This is a unique artists market and festival featuring eclectic wares for sale by countless artists of all ages, as well as live demonstrations by dozens of area artists. It is an indoor/outdoor event for the whole family, including music, hands-on art activities, food trucks and Ware-Lyndon Historic House tours. Contact Lyndon House Arts Foundation for more information and applications to have a booth at the festival – email: lhartsfoundation@ gmail.com AGES: All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult) Date: Saturday, October 26 Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Jack-O-Lantern Jog and Goblin Fun Run

Annual four-mile road race and one-mile fun run fundraiser for Sandy Creek Nature Center, Inc. Prizes awarded for top finishers in each age division for the four-miler. AGES: All Ages Program Date: Sunday, October 27 Time: Costume contest for runners aged 10 and under, 1:40 p.m.; One-mile fun run begins at 2:00 p.m.; Four-mile race begins at 2:30 p.m. Fee: Registration forms available at Sandy Creek Nature Center or register online at www.active.com. Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 x 235

East Athens Halloween Carnival

Contests, games, face painting, crafts and family fun at the EACC Gym. AGES: All Ages Program Date: Monday, October 28 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee: Free Location: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593


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Annual event for all ages featuring gem and mineral collections from local enthusiasts. Come learn about our local geology and participate in educational activities. AGES: Families Program Date: TBA Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Kids & Teens

Pumpkin Patch

Breakfast with the Great Pumpkin NEW!

Our inaugural Breakfast with The Great Pumpkin will even make Linus proud. We will celebrate by watching The Peanuts Classic, “ It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” enjoy a delicious autumn breakfast and a wonderful Peanuts holiday craft. There will be a costume contest, so feel free to dress up! AGES: 2 - 5 Program Date: Tuesday, October 22 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Fee: $3 ACC resident/per child; $5 Non-resident/per child Location: Rocksprings Community Center Please register by October 11 at calling 706-613-3602

We will do our annual trip to the pumpkin patch, where our afterschoolers can select their own pumpkin to carve or to paint for Halloween. We will use our math skills to determine which pumpkin we can get for our budget. Parents can set their child’s budget for their pumpkin between $4-9 per student. AGES: 6 - 13 years Program Dates: Thursday, October 10, pumpkin carving will be Friday, October 11 Time: 4:00 p.m. Fee: Parents may send between $4-9 per student Location: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Our annual Halloween party has been renamed! This year’s bash will feature all things monster, from monster munchies, Thriller dance challenge, monster crafts & more. AGES: 6 - 13 Program Dates: Tuesday, October 29 at Parkview & Wednesday, October 30 at Rocksprings Time: 4:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Parkview and Rocksprings Community Centers, 706-613-3602

Pumpkin Patch

Memorial Park Halloween Carnival

We will do our annual trip to the pumpkin patch, where our afterschoolers can select their own pumpkin to carve or to paint for Halloween. We will use our math skills to determine which pumpkin we can get for our budget. Parents may set their child’s budget for their pumpkin between $4-9 per student. AGES: 6 - 13 years Program Dates: Tuesday, October 15, pumpkin carving will be Wednesday, October 16 Time: 4:00 p.m. Fee: Parents can send between $4-9 per student Location: Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3601

Monster Mash Bash!

Take a haunted trick-or-treat tour of Bear Hollow Zoo, then stop by our festive Halloween carnival for fun and prizes! Stories, games, activities and more. Costume contest every hour! Purchase tickets the night of the event. AGES: Children ages 2 to 12, must be accompanied by a parent. Date: Tuesday, October 29 Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fee: $4 per child (No charge for parents/ guardians; free for children under 2 years) Location: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580

Halloween ‘Spooktacular’ Carnival

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$3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident Lay Park, 706-613-3596

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Rock and Gem Show

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Dr. Frankenstein’s Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat returns with a unique twist! This year’s host is Dr. Frankenstein, so all our trunks will have a Frankenstein theme. AGES: 6 - 12 Program Date: Thursday, October 31 Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Baxter Street Police substation

Gymnastics - Kids & teens

Friday Night Paddles Spend a quiet evening paddling around beautiful Lake Chapman. Participants may use a boat provided by Sandy Creek Park or bring their own (canoes and kayaks, only) August 23 September 6 September 20 October 11 October 25 AGES: 12 and older Time:

8:30 -10:30 p.m.

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$12 non-resident. Payment is due at time of registration. Call 706-613-3631 to register. www.athensclarkecounty.com/ sandycreekpark

This carnival style program includes Halloween-themed games, a costume contest, candy and more. AGES: 5 - 12 Program Date: Wednesday, October 30 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Visit athensclarkecounty.com/leisure for details on these and other programs

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Sports Fantastic Fridays

A fun program to take your kids to on rainy days or just to get out of the house. Parents are required to stay and are responsible for leading their kids through various obstacle courses and fun! This program meets every Friday AGES: 10 months – 4 years Date: August 16 – November 22 (No program Nov. 1) Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Bishop Park Gym, 706-613-3589 Registration: Day of Program Fee: $5 per child per visit for ACC resident $7.50 per child per visit Non-resident

Bednastics!

With parental help, this evening class will introduce each child to the exciting world of movement education and basic gymnastics! Each class will end with a short story. Note: Child must be walking to participate in this class. AGES: 12-42 months Program DateS: August 12–December 2 (No class Sept. 2 or Nov. 25) Time: Monday, 6:25 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. Fee: $87 ACC resident; $131 Non-resident Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

Parent and Tot Gymnastics

With parental help, students explore, receive positive reinforcement, meet Gymnastics Birthday Parties at Athens- new friends and learn movement Clarke Gymnastics Academy skills. Weekly themes help introduce Hey Parents, shouldn’t you enjoy your each child to the exciting world child’s birthday party as much as your of movement education and basic child? Leave all the work and fuss to gymnastics. us! We give the greatest birthday par- AGES: 18-29 months and 30-42 months Program Date: August 13 – November 20 ties in the world! Our parties consist of 1 hour of exciting gymnastics chal- Time: Call 706-613-3589 for schedule Fee: $87 ACC resident; $131 for lenges and 45-minutes in one of our Non-resident party areas. A personal party coach Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 stays with each group of 15 children and a personal party host will assist Toddler Gymnastics you in the party area. Parents are Similar to our Parent and Tot responsible for providing the cake, program except students participate drinks, additional favors, and decorawithout assistance (students must tions. We will provide plain paper have either participated in our Parent goods including invitations, plates, and Tot program or attend day school napkins and forks. to be eligible). AGES: 3 - 12 AGES: 30-42 months Program Date: Parties are held on Program DateS: August 12 – December 2 Saturdays August through April. (No classes Sept. 2 or Nov.25-28) Time: Parties may be scheduled between Time: Call 706-613-3589 for schedule 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Fee: $105 ACC resident; $158 Fee: $120 for 1- 15 children; $200 for Non-resident 16-25 children; $30 for additional Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 birthday child Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 Preschool Gymnastics Registration: Parties may be scheduled 1 Weekly themes make each class month in advance unique, safe and fun. Students are challenged through obstacle courses. A new gymnastics skill is introduced each week. AGES: 3.6 to 4.9 years of age Program Date: August 12 – December 2

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(No classes Sept. 2 or Nov. 25-28) Time: Call 706-613-3589 for schedule Fee: $105 for ACC resident; $158 for Non-resident Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

School Aged Tumbling New!

Calling all students with an interest in learning how to tumble! You will flip over this class! All levels are welcomed. This is a co-ed class. AGES: 9 – 14 Date: August 12 – December 2 (No classes Sept. 2 or Nov. 25) Time: Monday, 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Location: Bishop Park Gym, 706.613.3589 Fee: $105 for ACC resident; $158 for Non-resident

School Aged Gymnastics

Classes for boys and girls beginner through advanced levels are offered. Each student is taught skills in progression on each apparatus. AGES: Pre-K and older Program Date: August 12 – December 2 (No classes Sept. 2 or Nov. 25-28) Time: Call 706-613-3589 for schedule Fee: $105 for ACC Resident; $158 for Non-resident Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

Shooting Stars – Level 1

The gymnasts will learn skills and routines on all four events and will compete these routines in a special competition at the end of the session. While no evaluation is required for participation in this class, previous gymnastics experience is required. AGES: 4 to 5.9 years of age (Age as of September 1 of current school year) Program Date: August 15 – November 21 Time: Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. Fee: $105 ACC resident; $158 Non-resident Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

All-Stars – Level 2

The gymnasts will learn skills and routines on all four events and will compete these routines in a special competition at the end of the session.


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Gym Stars

Adult Tumbling

Calling all former gymnasts, cheerleaders and anyone with an interest in learning how to tumble! You will flip over this class! All levels are welcomed. Meet new friends and get back into shape. Age: 15 and older Date: August 14 – November 20 Time: Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. Fee: $140 ACC resident; $210 Non-resident Location: Bishop Park Gym, 706-613-3589

This class is part of our Rec League program. The Gym Stars gymnasts will learn skills and routines on all four events and will compete these routines in a special competition. In Sports - Kids & teens addition to competing at Bishop Park, Youth Soccer this team will also travel to compete This is a co-ed recreational league against other gyms in the metro designed for players to learn, develop Atlanta area. Previous evaluation is and apply fundamental soccer skills. required. AGES: 8 years and older (Age as of We are looking for parents to coach September 1 of current school year) teams! Team tee shirt will be provided Program Date: August 13 – November 21 AGES: 4-12 Time: Age Control Date: September 1, 2013 Gym Stars - Tuesday and Thursday, *Child must be 4 years old prior to 6:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. September 1, 2013 to register Fee: $140 for ACC resident; $210 for Program Date: September 3-October 24 Non-resident 2013 Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 Practices: U6 Tuesdays at 5:30pm, U8 Wednesdays at 5:30pm, U10 Tuesdays Gymnastics - Adults at 5:30p.m. and U13 Wednesdays at

5:30p.m. All teams will practice for one hour EXCEPT U6 will practice 45 minutes Game Days: Thursdays Game Times: U6, U8, and U10 games will begin at 5:45pm, please arrive at 5:30p.m. U12 games will begin at 6:45p.m. Game Location: Southeast Clarke Park Fee: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident For more information contact Lauren at 706-613-3589 or lauren.butzen@ athensclarkecounty.com

SPORTS

Previous evaluation is required. AGES: 5 -7 (Age as of September 1 of current school year) Program Date: August 13 – November 21 Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. Fee: $140 for ACC resident; $210 Non-resident Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

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Sportstime

Children will learn games, drills and relay races to introduce the player to basketball, football, golf, kickball, lacrosse soccer, and more. Participants will learn basic rules and fundamental skills of each game. Participants must bring a water bottle, and wear tennis shoes. AGES: 3-4 Age Control Date: Child must be 3 years old prior to August 1 Program Date: Monday classes will meet September 9- October 14, Tuesday classes will meet September 10-October 15 Time: 4:45p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Jingle All the Way... Save the Date! Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. for Athens’ annual Downtown Parade of Lights. The float-oriented parade is Athens’ largest community holiday event. More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be given in the following categories: Originality, Best Use of Theme, and Best Use of Lights. The Mayor’s Award will be given to the best overall float. Prizes will also be awarded to the best organized performing units. There is a $40 entry fee, and the deadline to apply is November 21. Details about parade registration can be found at www.athensclarkecounty.com/parade starting October 1. For more information call 706-613-3620.

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ACC resident; $98 Non-resident Mondays at Bishop Park, Tuesdays at Southeast Clarke Park. Participants may register for the Monday class OR the Tuesday, not both. Contact Lauren at 706-613-3589 or lauren.butzen@athensclarkecounty.com

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Sports - Adults

Adult Fall Softball

Recreational adult slow pitch softball. Various leagues and skill levels are welcomed. Ages: 18 and older Program Date: Monday-Thursday evenings, August 19 (first week of season for all leagues) Time: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., & 8:30 p.m. Location: Bishop Park (Co-Ed, Comm/ Civic, and Church Leagues), and Southeast Clarke Park (Men’s Open League) Fee: $400 Location: Bishop Park, Monday – Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., beginning August 3. Contact: will.jones@athensclarkecounty. com. 706-208-0185

Tennis - Kids and Teens Look for the opening of the ACC Tennis Center at Southeast Clarke Park this fall.

Swingers

Using the USTA Quickstart Program, games are used to teach students balance, throwing, and hand eye coordination. The emphasis is on keeping it fun! A smaller net, shorter racquets, and larger balls are used on a 36’ court. Jr racquets are available. AGES: 5 -7 Program Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Session I: September 3 - October 10; Session II October 15-November 21 Time: 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. FeeS: 1 day- $60 ACC resident, $90 Nonresident; 2 days $115 ACC resident, $173 Non-resident Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706613-3589, ext. 226 22

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Beginner and intermediate. Designed for juniors seeking to learn proper grips and technique in a fun and positive environment. Forehand, backhand, serve, and volley will be introduced. Junior racquets are available. AGES: 8 – 9 Program Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Session I: September 3-October 10; Session II October 15-November 21 Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fee: 1 day (Tuesday or Thursday): $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident; 2 days (Tuesdays and Thursdays): $115 ACC resident; $173 Non-resident Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706613-3589, ext. 226

Rising Stars

Designed for juniors with some experience to further improve their techniques and introduction to match play. AGES: 10 - 14 Program Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Session I : September 3-October 10; Session II October 15-November 21 Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fee: Tuesday or Thursday, 1 day- $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident Tuesday and Thursday, 2 days- $115 residents, $173 non-residents Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706613-3589, ext. 226

JUNIOR COMPETITIVE TENNIS

Futures

For those players who are entering the world of competitive tennis. Emphasis on consistency and tactics. Diet, nutrition, and sportsmanship are an integral part of learning how to compete. AGES: 10 -13 Program Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 9-October 15; Session II October 21-November 27. Time: 4:00- 5:00 p.m. Fee: Monday or Wednesday, 1 day - $60 residents, $90 non residents Monday and Wednesday, 2 days - $115 ACC resident; $173 Non resident Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706613-3589, ext. 226

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Challengers

For more experienced players, with consistent ground strokes and match experience. This program is for high school team players as well as tournament players AGES: 12 -16 Program Date: Mondays and Wednesdays, September 9-October 15; Session II October 21-November 27. Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Fee: Monday or Wednesday, 1 day - $75 ACC resident; $113 Non resident Monday and Wednesday, 2 days - $125 resident, $188 Non resident Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706-6133589, ext. 226

Tennis - ADULTS

Tennis 101

For the beginner who has never played tennis. Students will learn fundamentals of tennis, including forehand, backhand, serve, and volley. AGES: 18 and older Program Dates and Times:

Mondays 6:30 -7:30 p.m., September 3 - October 8; Session II : October 15 November 19; Thursdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Session I: September 5 - October 10; Session II: October 17 - November 21 Fee: $50 ACC resident; $75 Non-resident Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706-6133589, ext. 226 Session I:

Tennis 201

Prerequisite, Tennis 101 or some playing knowledge required. Designed to further improve stroke techniques. Consistency, strategy, and movement on court will be covered. AGES: 18 and older Program Dates and Times:

Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Session I: September 3 - October 8; Session II: October 15 - November 19 Thursdays 10 - 11:30 a.m., Session I: September 5 - October 10: Session II October 17 - November 21 Fee: $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706-6133589, ext. 226


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For the intermediate player with some match experience. More strategy and consistency drills will be covered as well as use of drop shots and lobs in a playing situation. AGES: 18 and older Program Date: Tuesdays, 9:00-10:30 a.m.: Session I: September 3-October 8; Session II: October 15-November 19; Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Session I: September 4 - October 9: Wednesdays,6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Session II: October 16 - November 20 Fee: $60 ACC resident; $90 Non-resident Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706613-3589, ext. 226

10:00 -11:00 a.m. AGES: 18 and older Fee: $15 per person Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706613-3589, ext. 226

Team Drills and Coaching:

18 and older 1 ½ hours for 6 weeks per arrangement with Pro Fee: 1 pro - $475 per team & 2 pros $650 per team Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706613-3589, ext. 226 AGES:

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Tennis 301

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Athens-Clarke County Corporate Tennis Challenge Represent your company

in a competitive but fun tournament competiting against other companies. Divisions include Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Event Date: Saturday October 5, deadline to enter Tuesday, October 1 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $100 per team Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706613-3589, ext. 226

Athens-Clarke County Championships

Stroke of the Day

Open to all adult tennis players. USTA membership not required. AGES: 18+, 40+, 55+; NTRP 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0; singles and doubles Event Dates: Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27, entry deadline Monday, October 21 Fees: $30 for 1 event, $40 for 2 events Location: Southeast Clarke Park, 706613-3589, ext. 226

For the player with some tennis experience wanting to improve technique. Ball machine use included in fee. AGES: 18 and older Program Date: Begins September 4, ongoing weekly Time: Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays

Program registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, August 7

Family Reunion Join us! Bear Hollow Zoo invites Adopt-An-Animal Donor Families to the zoo for a “Family Reunion” featuring animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, and crafts. The special gathering is scheduled for Saturday, November 30 from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Bear Hollow Zoo. Adopt-An-Animal is a sponsorship program that allows individuals the opportunity to “adopt” and help a zoo resident of his/her choice. Donations are used for food, exhibits, and wildlife education. If you are interested in making an Adopt-An-Animal donation, visit www. athensclarkecounty.com/bearhollow or stop by Adopt-An-Animal table at the zoo entrance at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event. (Photo courtesy of Wade Sheldon).

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ACC Leisure Services PArks & facilities

Parks & Facilities Memorial Park 293 Gran Ellen Drive / 706-613-3580 Ben Burton Park 616 Mitchell Bridge Road/ 706-613-3801 Fishing, Grills, Picnic Tables Bishop Park 705 Sunset Drive / 706-613-3589

BBQ Building, Gymnastics Center, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse, Meeting Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Paved Walking Trail, Picnic Area, Playground, Softball Fields, Multi-Use Field, Tennis Courts

Dudley Park 100 Dudley Park Drive/ 706-613-3801 Fishing, Paved Walking Paths, Picnic Tables East Athens Community Center 400 McKinley Drive / 706-613-3593

Arts and Crafts Room, Computer Lab, Fitness Room, Full Service Kitchen, Game Room, Gymnasium, Multi-Purpose Field, Multi-Purpose Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Resource Library, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse, Tennis Courts

East Athens Community Park 200 Trail Creek Street / 706-208-0185

Bike Trail, Football/Soccer Fields, Nature Trail, Outdoor Fitness Equipment, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Softball Field, Splash Pad

East Athens Educational Dance Center 390 McKinley Drive / 706-613-3624

Dance Studios, Full Service Kitchen, Locker Rooms, Multi-Purpose Room, Performance Hall

Holland Youth Sports Complex 250 Vincent Drive / 706-613-3604

Baseball/Softball Fields, Concession Stands, Playground, Soccer Fields

Lay Park and Community Center 297 Hoyt Street / 706-613-3596

Baseball/Football Field, Computer Lab, Game Room, Fitness Room, Gymnasium, Full Service Kitchen, MultiPurpose Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Resource Library, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse, Tennis Court

Lyndon House Arts Center 293 Hoyt Street / 706-613-3623

Galleries, Studios, Catering Kitchen, Classrooms, Festival Grounds, Garden Terrace, Gift Shop, Historic House Museum, Library Resource Room

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Black box theatre, Catering Kitchen, Dog Park, Fishing, Lake, Meeting Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Picnic Shelters, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool & Bathhouse, Walking Trail, 5-Acre Zoo

Morton Theatre 195 West Washington Street / 706-613-3770

500 Seat-Auditorium/Theatre, Concessions Area, Meeting Rooms

North Oconee River Greenway Office: 705 Sunset Drive / 706-613-3801

Approximately 7.5 Miles of Natural Surface and Paved Multi-Use Paths

Reese and Pope Park 375 Reese Street / 706-613-3801

Basketball Court, Picnic Shelter, Playground

Rocksprings Park 291 Henderson Ext. / 706-613-3602

Athletic Field, Catering Kitchen, Community Center, Game Room, Picnic Shelter, Playground, MultiPurpose Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Picnic Pavilion, Playgrounds, Splash Pad, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse

Sandy Creek Nature Center 205 Old Commerce Road / 706-613-3615

Education & Visitor Center, ADA Trail, Class Rooms, Gift Shop, Live Animal Exhibits, Log House, Nature Trails, Picnic Tables, Walker Hall Classroom, Wildlife Viewing Area

Sandy Creek Park 400 Bob Holman Road / 706-613-3631

260-Acre Lake, Basketball Courts, Beach, Boat Ramp, Disc Golf Course (22-Hole), Dog Parks (3 private; 1 public), Fishing Pier, Hiking Trails (3), Horse Trails, Multi-Purpose Room, Picnic Pavilion, Picnic Shelters (9), Playgrounds (2), Sand Volleyball Court, Tennis Courts

Satterfield Park 3028 Cherokee Road / 706-613-3871

Athletic Fields, Concession Stand, Playground, Tennis Courts

Southeast Clarke Park 4440 Lexington Road / 706-613-3871

Concession Stand, Dog Park, Multi Purpose Field, Nature Trail, Playground, Skate Park, Soccer Fields, Softball Fields, Tennis Courts, WOW Playground


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1 Administrative/Internal Services Offices The Allen House 205 Old Commerce Rd. 2 Bear Hollow Zoo 293 Gran Ellen Drive 3 Bishop Park 705 Sunset Drive 4 Ben Burton Park 616 Mitchell Bridge Rd 5 Dudley Park 100 Dudley Park Drive

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ACC Leisure Services

General Information

ADA Accessibility

ACC Leisure Services facilities are ADA accessible. If you have any questions or concerns in this area, call 706-613-3580.

Program Accommodation

ACC Leisure Services encourages and supports inclusion of individuals with special needs in all general programs. If you would like to participate and need accommodation, call 706-613-3580.

Upcoming Registration Dates:

Fall 2013 Program Registration Begins: Saturday, August 3, 2013 (ACC residents) Wednesday, August 7, 2013 (Non-residents)

Registration Fees:

Fees are due at the time of registration. Checks should be made payable to “Athens-Clarke County.”

Refund Policy:

• If a class or program is canceled due to insufficient enrollment or other reason, ACC Leisure Services will issue a full refund to all registered individuals. • No refunds will be granted after the start of the program or class. Collected fees of less than $5 will not be refunded (unless the department cancels the program or class). • Refund requests must be received no less than seven (7) business days prior to the first day of class or program. • Refunds will be assessed a 25% administrative fee. • After the seven (7) day deadline, refunds will not be granted without a written medical excuse from a licensed physician.

Scholarships

Any Athens-Clarke County resident under the age of 18 is eligible for consideration for a scholarship. A list of required documents to determine scholarship eligibility is available by calling 706-613-3800 or at www.athensclarkecounty.com/scholarships Scholarships do not cover admission, entrance, field trips, rental fees, or adult programs. Parents must apply for a scholarship prior to the day of program registration. All scholarships expire June 30 and must be renewed.

Smoking Policy

Sec. 4-3-2. Smoking Prohibited in Athens-Clarke County Facilities. Smoking shall be prohibited in all enclosed facilities of, including buildings owned, leased, operated by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County. Smoking shall be prohibited within the boundaries of any park, youth sports complex, or recreation area owned, leased, or operated by the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, including any open area within such park, youth sports complex, or recreation area.

Rental Information:

Several ACC Leisure Services facilities offer rental opportunities. Visit the Rentals page at www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure or call 706-613-3800 for details.

ACC Leisure Services Administration Administrative Office The Allen House 205 Old Commerce Road 706-613-3800 Scholarship Information 706-613-3800 www.athensclarkecounty.com/ scholarships

ACC Leisure Services Program Guide- Fall 2013  

A listing of the variety of programs and events presented by the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department