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2019

FALL ACTIVITIES GUIDE accgov.com/leisure


Table of Contents

GENERAL INFORMATION

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Registration & Scholarship Info

12-13 Nature Programs

4 Park & Facilities

14 Out of School Programs

5 Rentals & Birthdays

15 Homeschool Programs

6 Volunteer Opportunities

16-18 Recreation Programs

7 Theatre

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22-23 Therapeutic Recreation

Dance

10-11 Visual Arts

Sports

24-25 Holiday & Special Events

Mission Statement for ACC Leisure Services

To build a healthier and more livable community by providing opportunities to learn, to create, and to play in quality parks, programs, and facilities that are valued by our citizens.

Did you know that many of AthensClarke County Leisure Services programs are eligible for scholarships?

Learn more at accgov.com/ scholarship

You can also support the P.L.A.Y. Fund, a program to bridge the gap between our scholarships and the cost of our programs.

Learn more at accgov.com/playfund 2

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS: • Available to qualifying Athens-Clarke County residents under the age of 18 • Scholarships issued in 25%, 50%, and 75% levels • $400 annual subsidy cap per child REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCUMENTATION: • Recent Utility Bill (last 90 days) • IRS Tax Form 1040 (with children listed) THINGS TO NOTE: • Individuals may apply for a scholarship at any Leisure Services facility office. • Scholarships take up to 5 business days to process. Scholarships must be submitted at least 5 days before registration. • All Scholarships issued after July 1, 2019 will expire December 31, 2020.


Fall Program Guide Information: Welcome to the 2019 Fall Program Guide. This catalog combines all of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services programs and events in one easy-to-browse place. Please use the interactive table of contents and hyperlinks in each section to make registration even easier.

How to register:

1. Go to accgov.com/leisure or go straight to the Online Catalog 2. Click on “Online Registration.” 3. Log In or Create an Account 4. You can use the tabs on the top of the screen or search by keyword, location, category, age, or day of the week on the left. 5. Register and Pay. A confirmation email will be sent immediately after checking out. *If you do not have internet access, you may use one of our community center library or resource rooms, or call the specific facility where the program will be held for assistance. **Why are there two prices? The first price is for ACC residents. The second price is for out-of-county registrants.

Online Catalog Tips

• Search by age, activity, location, category, or day of the week to find your perfect activity. • If you do not see programs listed in the online catalog, try clearing the search filters.

Fall Program Registration Begins: SATURDAY

Aug. 3rd at 9 AM for ACC Residents

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MONDAY

Aug. 5th at Noon for non-residents

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In addition to fun activities, events, and classes, did you know that ACC Leisure Services also offers these amenities for residents? Find out more at accgov.com/leisure Art Studios Athletic Fields - Baseball, Softball, Soccer

Beach Boating & Fishing Canoe Launch Courts - Basketball,

PARKS & FACILITIES

Pétanque, Pickleball, Tennis

Dance Studio

Disc Golf Dog Parks Game Rooms Gift Shops Gymnastics Facility Horse Trails Library & Resource Rooms Mountain Biking Trails Nature Trails

Paved Walking Paths Performance Spaces Picnic Shelters Planetarium Playgrounds Pools & Splashpads Skate Park Zoo

FACILITY & PARK DIRECTORY

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Administrative Offices

205 Old Commerce Rd, 30607

706-613-3800

Bear Hollow Zoo

293 Gran Ellen Dr, 30606

706-613-3580

Ben Burton Park

616 Mitchell Bridge Rd, 30606

706-613-3620

Bishop Park

705 Sunset Dr, 30606

706-613-3589

Boulevard Woods Park

298 Barber Street, 30601

706-613-3620

Dudley Park

100 Dudley Park Rd, 30601

706-613-3620

East Athens Community Center

400 McKinley Dr, 30601

706-613-3593

East Athens Educational Dance Center

390 McKinley Dr, 30601

706-613-3624

Holland Youth Sports Complex

250 Vincent Dr, 30607

706-613-3991

Firefly Trail

800 E. Broad St, 30601

706-613-3620

Lay Park

297 Hoyt St, 30601

706-613-3596

Lyndon House Arts Center

211 Hoyt St, 30601

706-613-3623

Memorial Park

293 Gran Ellen Dr, 30606

706-613-3580

Morton Theatre

195 W. Washington St, 30601

706-613-3770

North Oconee River Park East North Oconee River Park West

1005 MLK Pkwy North Avenue and Willow St

706-613-3620

North Oconee River Greenway

1005 MLK Pkwy

706-613-3620

Reese and Pope Park

375 Reese St, 30601

706-613-3801

Rocksprings Park

291 Henderson Ext, 30606

706-613-3602

Sandy Creek Nature Center

205 Old Commerce Road, 30607

706-613-3615

Sandy Creek Park

400 Bob Holman Rd, 30607

706-613-3631

Satterfield Park

2950 Cherokee Rd, 30605

706-613-3991

Southeast Clarke Park WOW Playground

4440 Lexington Rd, 30605 (main entrance) 325 Whit Davis Rd

706-613-3991

Tennis Center

4460 Lexington Rd, 30605

706-613-3991

Trail Creek Park

200 Trail Creek St, 30601

706-613-3991

Ware-Lyndon Historic House

211 Hoyt St, 30601

706-613-3623


RENTALS & BIRTHDAY PARTIES

ACC Leisure Services offers private rentals, birthday parties, & equipment for your special events. Please see more about our Rentals and Birthday Parties.

Make a wish... Looking for a creative and different birthday celebration? ACC Leisure Services offers birthday party packages at Sandy Creek Nature Center, Memorial Park & Bear Hollow Zoo, Athens Gymnastics Academy, Rocksprings Splash Pad, and the ACC Tennis Center.

Celebrate your next occasion with the Leisure Services Department. A variety of rental opportunities are available, both indoors and out, including our parks, art studios, performance spaces, and community centers.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Looking for a way to get involved and give back? Be one of the 1500+ individuals who volunteer with ACC Leisure Services!

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Animal Care • Art Docent • Art Exhibition Volunteer • After School Mentor • Concessions Assistant • Garden Grower • Habitat Restoration • Reception Desk • Special Events • Stagehand • Theatre Usher • Tour Guide • Trail Ambassador • Trail Guide • Trail Construction & Maintenance • Trail & Park Cleanup • Weed Warrior • Will Call Attendant • Youth Basketball Coach • Youth Soccer Coach • Zoo Docent Group projects also available!

For more information:

www.accgov.com/volunteer lsvolunteer@accgov.com 706.613.3800 6


THEATER

Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers opportunities to perform onstage andDance watch Dance Visual Arts Arts live productions in the historic Morton Theatre &Visual Quinn Hall. Theatre Theatre

Register for theater programs.

PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS ASL THEATRE WORKSHOP (AGES 5+)

Mondays, Sept. 9 - Oct. 14 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM | Quinn Hall | FREE!

Athens Creative Theatre in partnership with Hands In Presents will be offering a 6 week ASL (American Sign Language) theatre course teaching members of the Deaf, hearing, and hard of hearing communities the fundamentals of performing theatre in ASL (American Sign Language). The course is instructed by Haley Beech and Amara Ede with assistance from ACT staff members. Participants will use simple scripts to learn to memorize, and perform in American Sign Language as well as learning language basics through theatre.

MONOLOGUES AND MORE (AGES 13+)

Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Oct. 15 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM | Quinn Hall | FREE!

Classes for the cognitively disabled will use simple monologues, readers’ theater skits, and improvisational scenarios to explore the benefits of drama, discover different emotional responses, and build self-esteem and confidence. Classes will be led by ACT staff members, Terry Powell and Daniel Self, as well as therapeutic recreation specialists Brandon Bartlow. Caregivers and Guardians are asked to attend the class (registration not required for caregivers and guardians accompanying a participant) from ACT staff members.

WIZARDS AND WARRIORS (AGES 10 - 15) Oct. 19 | 12:00PM - 4:00PM | Quinn Hall | $30 / $45

Athens Creative Theatre will be hosting a half-day LARPing (Live Action Role Play) event, which will focus on character development, team building, guided imaginative play, and improvisation skills. Participants will create fantasy characters, learn the rules of LARP combat (foam weaponry) and set of on a mission with their team to solve puzzles, battle foes, and engage in improvisational scenarios with the characters they encounter on their quest.

AUDITIONS & PERFORMANCES THE KING AND I

Performance Date: Nov. 14 - 17 - TICKETS ON SALE OCT. 6! Audution Dates: Aug. 12 - 13 Location: Morton Theatre

Experience the magic as Athens Creative Theatre brings the beloved musical "The King and I" to the stage of the historic Morton Theatre. **Call 706-613-3628 or email daniel.self@accgov.com to schedule an audition appointment 9

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DANCE DANCE CLASSES 12 YEARS & UNDER

SEPTEMBER 2 - OCTOBER 24 East Athens Educational Dance Center, $42 / $63, unless otherwise noted

AFRICAN DANCE

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45PM, $60 / $90

This is a multi-level class Beginner to Advanced level dancers. Students will learn traditional dances, rhythms, and songs from various countries of Africa. This class will be accompanied by live African drumming.

BALLET & TAP FOR 4-6 TUESDAYS, 4:30PM - 5:30PM WEDNESDAYS, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

This is an open level program for 4 to 6 year olds. The program concentrates on ballet and tap dance.

BALLET FOR GRACE ( AGES 5-12) Mondays, 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Open level class for the beginning to moderately trained student. This class introduces the student to the fundamentals of ballet.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT FOR 3 YEAR OLDS Tuesdays, 4 - 4:30PM

Fun and exciting class that introduces students to music and dance.

DANCE & DRUM FOR YOUNG MEN Mondays, 5 - 6PM

Students will learn the fundamental rhythms of drumming and dance, as well as the basics of ballet, intro to modern dance and jazz dance. This all-male class teaches dance from an athletic competitive approach and uses athletically charged movements, including proper warm-ups and how to safely increase flexibility, what a drum break is, and define how to start, stop, or change the speed of the rhythm.

HIP HOP & JAZZ

Thursdays, 4:30PM - 5:30PM

The Jazz Dance class will teach students structure of jazz dance, which includes technique, jazz isolations, and locomotor skills.

KINDER MOVEMENT DANCE THURSDAYS, 4:30PM - 5:15PM

Introduction to the fundamentals of dance and basic dance language in preparation for a ballet class.

MODERN DANCE

Thursdays, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

This class introduces the student to a wide range of rhythmic possibilities in tap dance.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT WITH NATALIE SMITH Tuesdays, 9:15AM - 10AM Tuesdays, 10AM - 10:45AM $100 / $150

An energetic class of singing, dancing, yoga, and rhythm games for children ages 1-5. Students will practice important skills of listening, following directions and developing selfcontrol in a fun and supportive environment. Children ages 1-2 must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 3-5 may be dropped off or accompanied by an adult.

PERFORMANCE CLASS

Thursdays, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

This multi-discipline dance class is for the beginner to moderately trained dancer. Students will learn Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop dance. This class is geared towards students who want an opportunity to enhance their performance skills. They will be able to perform in the Downtown Parade of Lights and the Holiday show.

TAP DANCE RHYTHMS WEDNESDAYS, 4:30PM - 5:30PM

This class introduces the student to a wide range of rhythmic possibilities in tap dance.

TIPPY TOT CREATIVE DANCE Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4PM

Fun and exciting class that introduces students to music and dance.

HIP HOP RHYTHM & STYLE

Wednesdays, 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements. 8

Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers dance classes for all ages and genders.

Register for dance programs.


ACCELERATED PROGRAMS

SEPTEMBER 9 - FEBRUARY 20 East Athens Educational Dance Center, $95 / $142.50

ACCELERATED PROGRAM 1 (AGES 6 - 9)

Mondays & Thursdays | 5:30PM - 6:30PM

ACCELERATED PROGRAM 2 (AGES 8 - 15)

Mondays & Thursdays | 5:30PM - 7:30PM

ACCELERATED PROGRAM 3 & 4 (AGES 10 - 18)

Mondays & Thursdays | 5:30PM - 8:30PM

This program offers intensive technical training to develop and strengthen posture, placement, flexibility, dance theory and composition. Students are accepted into the accelerated programs by audition or recommendation of the East Athens Educational Dance Center teaching staff only. Online registration is available for current accelerated students.

DANCE CLASSES 13 YEARS & UP

SEPTEMBER 4 - OCTOBER 28 East Athens Educational Dance Center, $42 / $63, unless otherwise noted

ADULT STRETCH Mondays, 7 - 8PM, $27 or $8 drop-in fee

This is an exciting and fun class where students will enjoy stretch and dance movement. The class is open level and for students of all abilities in a non-competitive environment. Gentle stretching and simple dance moves performed to a diverse range of music from classical to African. Isolations of various parts of the body are executed to provide stress relief and release.

PRE-POINTE Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Pre-Pointe and beginning Pointe are offered in this program. Emphasis will be placed on posture, placement, strengthening of the feet to prepare for pointe work. Focus will be placed on fine-tuning the body positions correct body placement turnout and alignment. Exercises will be given to strengthen the muscles of the feet, calves and legs to prepare for dancing on pointe (on the toes).

TEEN / ADULT HIP HOP Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.

TEEN / ADULT TAP Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Get in shape by tapping those pounds away! This class offers a variety of tap dance steps guaranteed to have you dancing down grocery aisles.

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VISUAL ARTS

The Lyndon House Arts Center offers open studio memberships!

Benefits include: • Access to all 7 studios (Ceramics, Photography, Fiber Arts, Sculpture, Printmaking, Drawing & Painting, Jewelry & Metalsmithing) • Access to equipment • Space to work with locker storage • 32 hours of access / week • Exclusive access to Open Studios Presents events and workshop experiences with professional artists • Inclusion in the Full House exhibition in the Lyndon House Art Center galleries

VISUAL ARTS - ADULT SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 18 LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER

ENAMEL JEWELRY WITH LESLIE LITT Wednesdays, 2 - 4PM

This class will teach the sifting method, including stenciling, overlay, sgraffito, stamping, crackle, and adding embellishments. Design and build ornaments to wear as well as art objects. This class is for the beginner with no experience up to intermediate level. No enamel or jewelry experience required. $111 / $159

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED JEWELRY / METALS WITH JESSIE JORDAN Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This class will cover intermediate to advanced level metalsmithing and jewelry techniques. These include use of the jeweler’s saw, fabrication, putting on texture, riveting, soldering, forming techniques, and stone setting. Basic materials, metal (copper and brass) and tools are supplied; an optional materials list will be available. PLEASE NOTE: Students should have jewelry/metals experience or have taken the beginning Jewelry/Metals class prior to this one. $111 / $159

INTRO TO JEWELRY / METALS WITH JESSIE JORDAN Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This class will cover basic metalsmithing and jewelry techniques including cutting out pieces of metal, putting on texture, riveting, basic soldering skills, basic forming techniques, and setting a cabochon stone. 3 finished pieces minimum. Basic materials, metal (copper and brass), and tools are supplied; Beginner to Intermediate. $111 / $159

INTRO TO OIL PAINTING WITH JENNIFER NISWONGER Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This class will cover fundamental techniques and materials in oil painting with an emphasis on painting from life. Students will be given an introduction into life-painting techniques, color mixing and color theory as well as a chance to explore various painting mediums and substrates. No previous painting experience required. Some supplies are provided: an additional list of supplies that need to be purchased by the student will be provided. Beginner. $111 / $159

INTRO TO WHEEL THROWN POTTERY WITH JASEY JONES Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This course offers new students a 6 week introduction to the potter’s wheel. Participants will experience basic methods of centering clay, forming cylinder and pottery bowl forms, trimming and adding handles. Students will also learn how to finish their pots using standard decorating and glazing techniques. This class is for students with no prior pottery wheel experience, all are welcome. Jasey Jones holds a Master of Fine Arts with over twenty years of related experience. No previous clay or ceramic experience required. $111 / $159 10

MOSAIC ART WITH JANE WRIGHT Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

This mosaic class will introduce the student to the basics of traditional and contemporary mosaic art. Students will learn a brief history of this art and techniques used to produce mosaics both in the past and today. Topics to be covered include: Choosing a design. Using a wheeled glass nipper. Glass placement. Mosaic terms. Tips and tricks. Grouting your mosaic. No previous mosaic experience required. $111 / $159

OPEN STUDIO PRESENTS: PAINTING WITH CHARLES Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Whether you work in acrylic or oil, you’ll benefit from Charles Warnock's individualized approach for the advanced beginner and intermediate painter. Open Studio Members bring in their own subject matter or works in progress and Charles will offer easel side instruction on an individual basis. Open Studio Members bring their own painting supplies and canvas or other painting surface. Charles earned his MFA in painting from UGA and exhibits his large flower paintings regionally.. This is an on-going open studio membership program. Please register for your Open Studio Membership to attend this program. $65 / $97.50

SCREEN PRINTING WITH AMANDA BURK Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of screen printing in 8 weeks. We will be learning about positive films, color separations, mixing inks & how to coat and reclaim screens. Participants will learn to print an edition of single and multi-color prints on paper (& potentially fabric). $111 / $159

THE NATURAL WAY TO DRAW WITH TONI CARLUCCI Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Learning to draw and paint landscapes is so rewarding. And it's fun to add imagination to these landscapes. In this course students will develop drawing skills, especially those that assist with nature and environment. As weather permits, students will draw outside, Students will also learn and develop basic painting skills. Inspired by nature and with brushes, palettes, paint and easels, we will create landscape and nature paintings (real or imagined!). All materials are provided. Note: best to wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on. $111 / $159


VISUAL ARTS - YOUTH SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 18 LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER

DRAWING AND PAINTING WITH TONI (AGES 7-11) Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30PM

Learning to draw and paint landscapes is so rewarding. And it's fun to add imagination to these landscapes. In this course students will develop drawing skills, especially those that assist with nature and environment. As weather permits, students will draw outside, Students will also learn and develop basic painting skills. Inspired by nature and with brushes, palettes, paint and easels, we will create landscape and nature paintings (real or imagined!). All materials are provided. Note: best to wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on. $60 / $90

HOMESCHOOL ARTISTS Tuesdays, 2 - 3PM

In this 6 week art class, homeschool students ages 6-11 will learn a variety of art techniques, art history, and principles of design while developing creative thinking skills. Use of a cross-curriculum teaching approach is used to reinforce age appropriate learning. $48 / 69

ART TIME FOR 4-6 YEAR OLDS I, II, AND III

Art Time class, with 4-6 year olds, combines artistic technique with authentic selfexpression. Fine art is about creative problem solving and not about just following step-by-step instructions. This one hour class, with a very low child/adult ratio, offers students the opportunity to be curious and open to new ideas, and develop new skills. Young artists will explore a range of fine art media including 2D and 3D, painting, drawing, printmaking, paper-making, video art, and more. $48 / $69

ART TIME I - TUESDAYS, 4-5PM ART TIME II - THURSDAYS, 4-5PM ART TIME III - FRIDAYS, 3:30 - 4:30PM

VISUAL ARTS FOR TEENS TEEN SEWING & FASHION CLUB

Most Tuesdays | 5:30PM - 7:30PM Lyndon House Arts Center, $5 / session

This is an informal gathering of teens who like to design and sew garments and artworks. Use our fiber studio and machines to focus on your own sewing projects with the guidance of a professional, Tabitha Fielteau. The meeting ends with pizza and conversation.

TEEN CARTOON ILLUSTRATORS CLUB Most Thursdays | 5:30PM - 7:30PM Lyndon House Arts Center, $5 / session

This is an informal gathering of teens who like to draw Anime and cartoons of all kinds. Our talented teaching artist, Robert Brown, continues to contribute wonderful lessons and drawing techniques. The meeting ends with pizza and conversation.

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NATURE NATURE ACTIVITIES

PROGRAMS

ALL AGES CRITTER TALES

Saturdays, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 | 2:30PM - 3PM Sandy Creek Nature Center Join our staff for a fun story and activity!

FOREST WALK AND TALK (AGES 6 AND UP) | $2 / $3 Take a walk in the woods with Trails and Open Space staff to explore local trails. Informal discussion and examination of the plants and animals we discover along the path. Learn and share about local history, geology, and the human impact on our public spaces.

Aug. 6 - Ben Burton Park, 6PM - 7:30PM Oct. 4 - Memorial Park, 5:30PM - 7PM Nov. 1 - Southeast Clarke Park, 5:30PM - 6:30PM FULL MOON HIKE (AGES 6 AND UP) | $2 / $3

Discover local trails by moonlight! Enjoy activities that enhance the beauty and magic of our forest at night. Wear warm cloths and good shoes. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sept. 14 - Southeast Clarke Park, 8PM - 9:15PM Oct. 13 - Ben Burton Park, 7:30PM - 9PM Nov. 12 - Sandy Creek Nature Center, 6PM - 7:30PM GUIDED NATURE RAMBLE (ALL AGES) Sep. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6 | 9AM - 11AM Sandy Creek Nature Center

Join volunteers from SCNC Inc. and naturalists in the community for a walk around the property as we discover what's happening this fall. Bring your camera and/or binoculars, and your curiosity! **Unless otherwise noted, adult / guardian must accompany child to program. Registration is required for both child & adult.

HABITAT IMPROVEMENT AT SANDY CREEK NATURE CENTER Nov. 3 | 9AM - 12PM Sandy Creek Nature Center

Participants will help with control of invasive non-native plants along the Claypit Pond Trail to improve habitat for native plant and animal species

NATURALIST’S WALKS

Saturdays, Sept. 7 - Nov. 2 | 9AM - 10AM Sandy Creek Nature Center

Go on a hike! Explore trails with Sandy Creek Nature Center staff.

NATURE'S TREASURE HUNT Sept. 21 | 2PM - 4PM Sandy Creek Nature Center

In honor of Pirate Day, join us in a search for natural treasures around the nature center. Come as an individual, a family or yer mateys to compete. All you need to bring is a phone or camera to record your finds.

NATURE’S TRADING POST

1st Saturday of each month | 11AM - 12PM Sandy Creek Nature Center - FREE!

Have you found an object in nature that piques your curiosity? Check out our Nature’s Trading Post. People can create account, build points, and be a part of our neat trading post. Limit to trade 1-2 items per visit.

SPOOKY ANIMALS OVERNIGHT FOR FAMILIES (AGES 5 AND OLDER) Oct. 18 | 6PM - 9AM Sandy Creek Nature Center, $15 / $20

Families will explore the night in search of spooky, nocturnal animals. After a night hike and animal encounter, families will sleep in the exhibit hall. Wake up to enjoy a light breakfast and a planetarium program in your pjs. Bring sleeping bags to sleep inside the exhibit hall. An evening snack and light breakfast are provided.


ADULT ADOPT A STREAM TRAINING (AGES 13+) Sept. 14 | 9AM -5PM Sandy Creek Nature Center

Want to learn how to give a stream a health checkup? Interested in adopting a stream near your home? Then join us for this workshop to learn more about the qualities of clean water. Pre-registration required.

TALES ON THE PORCH (AGES 13 AND OLDER) Oct. 25 | 7PM - 8:30PM Sandy Creek Nature Center, $3

Transport yourself to a time of the past when evenings were a great time to sit by a fire and listen to a story. Storyteller, Jackie Elsner, will tell the tale of Wiley, His Mama and the Hairy Man. Before the story begins, visit the inside of the 1810 log house, enjoy a small fire to roast marshmallows and enjoy a hot beverage while sharing your own stories.

YOUTH BABIES & BEASTIES (AGES 18MONTHS - 2) Thursdays, Oct. 3 - 24 | 10AM - 10:45AM Sandy Creek Nature Center, $12 / $18 (member discount available)

Join us for a program that allows toddlers and their parents to learn about the world around them. Interact with nature through hands-on activities, crafts and outdoor adventures to spark an interest early. An adult must attend with child.

TINY TALES ON TUESDAYS (AGES 18 MONTHS-6) Tuesdays | 10:30AM - 11:30AM Memorial Park, $3 / $4

Participants will have story time and participate in a craft!

SANDY CREEK YOUNG TREKKERS (AGES 6 - 8) Thursdays, Sept. 19 - Nov. 21 | 3:30PM - 5PM Sandy Creek Nature Center, $25 / $37.50 (member discount available)

This fall we will offer a new program that is focused on hiking and enjoying the trails. Kids will learn about geocaching, hiking with a pack, and other outdoor survival skills. This is a drop off program.

ME AND YOU AT THE ZOO (AGES 18 MONTHS-6) Mondays | 10:30AM - 11:30AM Memorial Park, $3 / $4

Participants will have story time and participate in a craft!

KIDS RIVERSIDE FUN RIDE (AGES 11 & UNDER) Nov. 16 | 2PM - 4PM Sandy Creek Nature Center, $2 / $3

Pump up your tires and get ready to ride! Bring your bike, trike, stroller, or wagon for a 1K fun ride on the North Oconee River Greenway. Decorate your wheels at our craft station and parade through fun obstacles on the interactive bike path. Learn more about bike safety and the Water Cycle at pit stops along this easy course.

**PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PRESCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES IN ART, RECREATION, AND SPORTS**

ROCK AND GEM SHOW (AGES 3+) Nov. 16 | 9AM - 4PM Sandy Creek Nature Center - FREE!

Learn about rocks and gems and see some unusual specimens up close.

JOURNEY THROUGH THE STARS (AGES 5+) Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 | 10AM - 11AM

Sandy Creek Nature Center Planetarium, $3 / $4

Explore the stars and learn about visible constellations during fall.

KNEE HIGH NATURALISTS (AGES 3 - 5)

Wednesdays, Sept. 11 - Nov. 20 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM Sandy Creek Nature Center, $24 / $36 (member discount available)

This fall we will focus on our native fall woods. We will explore the trails, search for rocks, find some salamanders and create some art in the woods. Come join us for our knee high naturalist class where we will venture outside every class.

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OUT OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES RECREATION

Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers activities & camps for school-aged children when Clarke County School District is not in session.

PROGRAMS

Register for Camps & Day Off School Programs

September

November

HOLEY MOLEY DAY OFF SCHOOL (AGES 6-12)

SPIES IN DISGUISE DAY OFF SCHOOL CAMP (AGES 6-12)

September 21st is Miniature Golf Day. So, in the theme of the new game show Holy Moley, we will build, design and play on our own whacky miniature golf course. Participants will be challenged to work in groups to come up with their own extreme putt element & we will build and play a nine hole kid designed course. Holy Moley, have we lost our minds? Campers need to bring lunch for this day.

It's action time, calling all Spies in Training. Our day off school program will be themed around adventurous spy training exercises, games, secret decoding and more. Campers need to bring their lunch for this spy training day.

Rocksprings Park $15 / 22.50

October WORLD OF WONDERS DAY OFF SCHOOL CAMP (AGES 5-12) East Athens Community Center, $15 / 22.50, Oct. 17

Get your passports ready as we travel around the world to different countries and experience some of their culture through food, games and different customs. During our “visit” to each country, we will try some of their snacks or popular food dishes and will get to play games and sports that are popular to each region. Finally, we will end our day at the World of Wonder playground located right here in Athens, GA!

Rockspring Park, $15 / $22.50, Nov. 1

FANTASTIC FALL DAY OFF SCHOOL CAMP (AGES 6-12) Rocksprings Park, $15 / $22.50, Nov. 5

Fall is in the air, so our Fantastic Fall Day off school will play out like a fall festival. We will have carnival games, prizes, special snacks and silly racing games. Campers will need to bring their lunches for this day off school activity.

FREE BIRDS THANKSGIVING SHUFFLE (AGES 6-12) Rocksprings Park, $40 / $60, Nov. 25-27

Our Free Bird Freedom Team will explore all the traditions of Thanksgiving throughout our history. We will develop an escape plan by playing an escape game, play some traditional holiday games & create a festive snack. We may even attempt to build a time machine for exploration.

SPOOKY SCIENCE CAMP (AGES 5-12)

THANKSGIVING BREAK CAMP (AGES 6-10)

Campers will explore the mysteries of science through projects and experiments. There will also be physical activities so wear athletic clothing and shoes. Campers should bring a bag lunch.

Come join us for a Thanksgiving Break Camp at Memorial Park. We'll make crafts to ruffle your feathers, gobble up healthy snacks, and fly away with new friends in this camp stuffed with fun!

East Athens Community Center, $15 / 22.50, Oct. 18

ALADDIN'S ARABIAN DAY OFF SCHOOL CAMP (AGES 6-12) Rocksprings Park, $15 / $22.50, Oct. 18

We will be celebrating and learning about Arabian culture and all things Aladdin on Aladdin's Arabian Day off School program. We will create our own genie lamp, have magic carpet relay challenge, and more. Campers need to bring their own lunch for the day.

Memorial Park, $40 / $60, Nov. 25-27

OBSTACLES: MIND AND BODY (AGES 8-12)

Trail Creek Park, $50 / $70, Nov. 25-27 - HALF DAY

This out-of-school program offers games, challenges, and team activities designed to keep kids' brains sharp while having fun! On the final day, we will attend Escape The Space in Athens to test our knowledge and skills as a team.


HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE (AGES 4-12)

Sandy Creek Nature Center | 10AM - 12PM $4 / $6 per class

SEPT. 13 - POLLINATORS

Homeschoolers will learn about pollinators and how important they are.

OCT. 11 - BIRDS

Homeschoolers will learn about birds this month.

NOV. 8 - WEATHER

Homeschoolers will learn about weather during this class.

HOMESCHOOL ARTISTS (AGES 6-11)

Lyndon House Arts Center | 2PM - 3PM Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Oct. 15

In this 6 week art class, homeschool students ages 6-11 will learn a variety of art techniques, art history, and principles of design while developing creative thinking skills. Use of a cross-curriculum teaching approach is used to reinforce age appropriate learning. $48 / 69 for entire class series

HOME SCHOOL PE: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHERY (AGES 7-11) Rocksprings Park | 1PM - 2:30PM | $10 / $15 October 8 & October 15

We are introducing a two part home school physical education class. Our Introduction To Archery will teach our participants the fundamentals of archery including, safety, form, and target.

HOME SCHOOL SCIENCE ROCKET CLASS (AGES 7-11) Rocksprings Park | 1PM - 2:30PM | $5 / $7.50 November 14

Each participant will make their own water rocket. We will discuss the basic engineering of our build, various rocket projections & some design challenges.

HOMESCHOOL CHEFS (AGES 7-11)

Rocksprings Park | 1PM - 2:30PM | $5 / $7.50 per class We are introducing cooking to our fall home school series with various autumn themes, including food safety, creative recipes, and nutritious food choices. Aug. 8 - Griddle Grabbers Sept. 24 - Snack-sations Oct. 24 - Taste of October Nov. 19 - Turkey Time

Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offeres learning opportunities for traditional & nontraditional school experiences.

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RECREATION RECREATION ACTIVITIES PROGRAMS

PRESCHOOL LIL MASTERS CHEFS (AGES 2-6)

Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 31, Nov. 21 | 10AM - 11AM Rocksprings Park, $4 / $6

Our popular Lil Master Chef series is back, to teach culinary skills and have fun.

AUG. 23 - WILL IT WAFFLE? SEPT. 27 - POTLUCK KIDS OCT. 31 - FANG-TASTIC FEAST NOV. 21 - MESSY DRESSING

LIL' APPLES OF MY EYE (AGES 1-5) Sept. 10 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM Lay Park, $4 / $6

It is the start of Georgia’s apple season! Come celebrate this year’s harvest with apple themed games and crafts, like apple volcanoes, apple printing and a race to stack apples. Who says you can't play with your food!

LIL' LEAVES FALL FUN (AGES 1-5) Nov. 19 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM Lay Park, $4 / $6

The leaves are changing and we are celebrating the Fall season! We will have fun with fall themed crafts and play a game of "stomp the leaf" that will sure to get your preschooler moving. Including some fall favorites for snack, and we are sure to have a great time!

NEW WORLD EXPLORATION (AGES 1-5) Oct. 10 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM Lay Park, $4 / $6

Be an explorer for a day! We will be preparing our little explorers for adventure by making our own telescopes to locate and match distant lands on a world map for an afternoon of fun!

BUILD-A-MONSTER PLAYGROUP (AGES 1-6) Oct. 10 | 10AM - 11AM Rocksprings Park, $4 / $6

What is better than building your own monster for Halloween? Our October playgroup will focus on all things monster of the cute variety! We will build our own Halloween monsters, participate in monster games and gobble up a monster snack.

PICK OF THE PATCH PLAYGROUP (AGES 2-6) Nov. 7 | 10AM - 11AM Rocksprings Park, $4 / $6

Our festival themed Pick of The Patch playgroup will focus on fabulous fall themes, a little Thanksgiving, and a lot of creativity. Join us for an awesome festive playgroup.

SPY KIDZ PLAYGROUP (AGES 1-6) Sept. 12 | 10AM - 11AM Rocksprings Park, $4 / $6

Sherlock Holmes has nothing on our Spy Kidz playgroup training. Our participants will search for mystery items, use invisible ink, make our own fingerprint animals and more super secret stuff.

GYM TIME FUN (AGES 3-5)

Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 14 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM Lay Park, $2 / $3

Enjoy some indoor fun during the cooler months these season! We will have fun and excitement during our instructor-led game session followed by 30 minutes of open play in our gym. Please bring a water bottle and closed toe shoes.

**PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PRESCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES IN ART, NATURE, AND SPORTS**


YOUTH GIRL SCOUTS (AGES 5-12)

Jan. 7 - May 16 - FREE! East Athens Community Center - Thursdays, 4PM - 5PM Lay Park - Mondays, 5PM - 6PM Rocksprings Park - Thursdays, 4PM - 5PM Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Registration is required.

KARATE Aug. 2 - Nov. 29 - FREE! Wednesdays & Thursdays | 6PM - 7PM East Athens Community Center

Classes focus on the physical, mental and emotional skills of martial arts and also self-defense techniques. This is a drop-in class. Registration is required.

AFTER SCHOOL & MENTOR PROGRAMS WITH WHATEVER IT TAKES (AGES 6-12) Mondays - Fridays | 3PM - 6:00PM East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Rocksprings Park

Students will be paired with a tutor from UGA's Whatever it Takes Student Led Organization to receive help completing homework and a daily reading assignment.. Each student is provided a healthy snack, followed by arts & crafts, group activities and free play.

TEENS TEEN ZONE AT LAY PARK (AGES 12-17) - FREE! Mondays - Thursdays | 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Teen Zone is great opportunity for middle and high school age students to meet up and receive help with their homework from UGA’s TLay after-school mentors. Students will participate in cooking club once a week and receive a daily snack.

TEENS NIGHT OUT (AGES 12-17) - FREE! Lay Park

Looking for a place to hang with your friends? Join us at Lay Park for teen’s night out, where we will play group games and activities led by Lay Park staff. More info coming soon!

**PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR OTHER TEEN OPPORTUNITIES IN ART, NATURE, AND SPORTS**


RECREATION ACTIVITIES ALL AGES PAINT NITE

Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 8 | 6PM - 8PM Lay Park, $10 / $15

Need to plan a family night or an fun date?! Lay Park will be hosting two paint nights during the month of September. Painters will be given an example of what to paint and their own canvas to create their work of art. Served with beverages like tea or cider and a relaxing atmosphere, this is a great way to spend a Friday night with those close to you. This is open to people of all artistic abilities looking to have a great time! Materials will be provided by Lay Park! Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

ADULTS SENIOR BINGO

Aug. 27 | Sept. 24 | Oct. 22 | Nov. 19 10AM - 12:00PM East Athens Community Center, $4 / $6

ACTIVE ADULT TRIPS

Love to travel but don't want to worry about the details? Join us as we explore new places and get behind-the-scenes tours of some of Georgia's most beloved spots. Leave the planning to us as we put together day-trips that your friends and family are sure to be jealous of!

HARRAH'S CHEROKEE August 12, $25 / $37.50 NORTH GEORGIA ZOO TOUR & PETTING ZOO August 30, $35 / $52.50

HARRAH'S CHEROKEE Sept. 9, $25 / $37.50 SERENBE FARMERS MARKET & FARM TOUR Sept. 28, $25 / $37.50

GEORGIA APPLE FESTIVAL IN ELLIJAY Oct. 11, $15 / $22.50

We play multiple bingo games with many chances to win a prize! Light refreshments are provided.

DEKALB FARMERS MARKET

TRADITIONAL GAME PLAYING

TOUR OF HISTORIC OAKLAND CEMETERY

Daily socialization and various game playing, spades, billiards, and dominoes are played.

MARCI'S MOUNTAIN MYSTERY TOUR

Mon. - Thurs., Aug. 12 - Dec. 26 | 9AM - 2PM Rocksprings Park - FREE!

KARATE

Mondays & Thursdays, Aug. 1 - Nov. 28 - FREE! East Athens Community Center | 7PM - 8:30PM

Are you interested in learning, working hard and have a desire to improve yourself physically, emotionally and mentally. Come to East Athens Community Center and learn the world renowned hard style Yoshukai Karate developed by martial arts legend Soke Yamamoto. Training is done in traditional kata, point sparring, semi knockdown fighting, self-defense and kobudo (weapons). Material fees may apply.

FIT & STRONG (AGES 55+)

Mondays & Wednesdays, Sept. 16 - Nov. 6 - FREE! Memorial Park | 1PM - 2PM

Fit and Strong! combines flexibility, strength training, and aerobic walking with health education for sustained behavior change among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis. Classes will take place twice a week for 8 weeks.

Oct. 25, $15 / $22.50 Nov. 11, $30 / $45

Nov. 22, $15 / $22.50


ADULT RECREATION SPORTS PROGRAMS

TAI CHI

Thursdays, Aug. 1 - Dec. 26 | 10AM - 11AM Rocksprings Park, $3 / $4

This class teaches the ancient practice of Tai Chi and is open for beginners to join at any time. Tai Chi has been reported to improve flexibility, coordination of the body, balance and endurance in participants. Instructor: Tom Wittenburg

SOCCER

COED Soccer August 15 - October 3, $400

Adult Co-Ed Soccer League. Games are played in the evenings at Southeast Clarke Park. Register as a team. For more information, please email Emily.Mann@ACCGov.com.

PETANQUE

Mondays - 1PM - 3PM, Lay Park - FREE!

Pétanque is an enjoyable, competitive game of concentration, strategy, mindful focus, and body-mind coordination; with health benefits that include stress relief, improved flexibility, light cardio, and the positive mental and physical impacts of this social, outdoor activity. Pétanque is a learn as you play activity.

PICKLEBALL

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 or composite racquet/paddle and a pickleball, which is similar to a wiffle ball. This is a learn as you play league, East Athens Community Center - FREE Mon, Wed, & Thursdays - 8AM - 12PM Lay Park - FREE Mon - Wed & Fridays - 8:30AM - 12:30PM Wednesdays - 6:30PM - 8:30PM

SOFTBALL

COED Softball Adult Men’s Softball Adult Church Softball August 12 - October 28, $400

A slow-pitch softball league. Games are played in the evenings at Bishop Park. Register as a team. For more information, please email Emily.Mann@ACCGov.com.

RECREATION PROGRAMS East Athens Community Center Lay Park Rocksprings Park Mini Camps & Out of School Days After School Programs Senior Adults Teens-Only Events Therapeutic Recreation Holiday Events

TENNIS

August 13 - October 29, $50 / $75 Session 1 - Weeks of Aug. 12 - Sept. 9 Session 2 - Weeks of Sept. 30 - Oct. 28

TENNIS 101 (AGES 18+)

A beginning five week tennis class. Students will learn fundamentals of tennis, including forehand, backhand, serve and volley. This class may be repeated until instructor feels participant is ready for Tennis 201. Bring water! ACC Tennis Center, 6PM - 7PM Bishop Park, 6PM - 7PM

TENNIS 201 (AGES 18+)

Tennis 101 or equivalent of a USTA 3.0 low/3.5 high level player. This five week program is designed to further improve stroke techniques. Consistency, strategy, and movement on court will be covered. Bring water! ACC Tennis Center, 7PM - 8PM Bishop Park, 7PM - 8PM

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YOUTH RECREATION SPORTS PROGRAMS

GYMNASTICS

August 12 - November 21, $105 / $157.50, unless otherwise noted Bishop Park PARENT & TOTS (12 - 36 MONTHS)

A great class for mom, dad, and/or caregivers to come and play with their tots as they help them learn basic motor skills through simple gymnastics done on scaled down equipment built just for little ones. TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: 10:15AM - 11AM, $87 / 130.50

PAJAMA-NASTICS (12 - 36 MONTHS)

A great class for mom, dad, and/or caregivers to come and interact with their tots. Similar to our Parent and Tots classes with a twist. Your child can attend this class in his/her pajamas! Our weekly themes will introduce your tot to the world of movement as they meet new friends, explore being weightless, inverted, and enter the world of shapes, colors, and numbers all in a fun learning environment! SATURDAYS: 9AM - 9:45AM, $87 / 130.50

TUMBLE TOTS (AGES 3 & 4)

These classes are designed to help boys and girls develop coordination and physical fitness through basic motor and gymnastics skills. Students will learn special activities with the use of gymnastics equipment fitted to their small size. MONDAYS: 5:15PM,TUESDAYS: 9AM, WEDNESDAYS: 9AM, SATURDAYS: 10AM

KINDERGYM (4 YEARS OLD)

These classes are designed to help boys and girls develop coordination and physical fitness through basic locomotor and gymnastics skills. Specific activities, along with the use of gymnastics equipment will be geared for each group. GIRLS: TUESDAYS: 3PM & 4PM, WEDNESDAYS: 3PM, 4PM, & 6PM, THURSDAYS: 3PM & 5PM, SATURDAYS: 11:10AM BOYS: TUESDAYS: 4PM, WEDNESDAYS: 4PM & 5PM

GIRLS GYMNASTICS (AGES 5 & OLDER)

These classes for girls are structured to teach correct gymnastics progression on all four female events (vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise) with emphasis on flexibility, strength, and coordination. AGE 5: MONDAYS 3PM & 4PM, TUESDAYS 4PM, WEDNESDAYS 5PM & 6PM, THURSDAYS: 4PM & 6PM, AGES 6 - 7: MONDAYS: 3PM, 4PM, & 6:30PM, TUESDAYS: 5PM & 6PM, WEDNESDAYS: 3PM, 4PM, & 6PM, THURSDAYS: 3PM, 4PM, & 5PM AGES 8-9: MONDAYS: 6:30PM, WEDNESDAYS: 4PM, 5PM, & 6PM, THURSDAYS 4PM AGES 10 & UP: TUESDAYS 6PM & WEDNESDAYS 5PM 20

BOYS GYMNASTICS (AGES 6 - 8)

Boys will work on floor, rings, vault, parallel bars, high bar and tumbl trak. Emphasis will be placed on increasing strength, flexibility, and coordination through basic gymnastics skills. MONDAYS: 4PM, TUESDAYS 5PM, WEDNESDAYS 3PM & 6PM

NINJA GYMNASTICS (AGES 4 - 12)

Classes are designed to teach basic agility to boys and girls through challenging obstacle courses. Participants will develop discipline, strength, and selfesteem. AGES 4 - 5: MONDAYS & TUESDAYS 3PM AGES 6 - 8: MONDAYS: 6:30PM AGES 9 - 12: MONDAYS: 6:30PM

TUMBLING (AGES 9 - 11)

This is an exciting class for boys and girls 9 to 11 years of age! In this class, students will enjoy learning tumbling skills from beginner to advance. So, if your son and/or daughter has been wanting to learn that back handspring, this is the class for him/her! THURSDAYS 5PM

TEEN TUMBLING (AGES 12 - 16)

Calling all students with an interest in learning how to tumble! You will flip over this class! All levels are welcomed. This is a drop-in class where the participant pays by the class. THURSDAYS 6PM

SOCCER

March 2 - May 11, $65 / $97.50

A youth soccer program designed to promote and develop the interest in soccer among young athletes. Practices are held every Tuesdays & Thursdays and games on Saturdays at Southeast Clarke Park. 6 & Under - 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Tuesdays 8 & Under - 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Thursdays 10 & Under - 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Tuesdays 13 & Under - 6:30PM - 7:30PM, Thursdays


SPORTS FUNDAMENTALS FOR YOUNG ATHLETES SPORTSTIME (AGES 3-5) Aug. 22 - Oct. 10, $65 / $97.50 Southeast Clarke Park Thursdays 4:45PM - 5:30PM

Your child is growing, getting better with motor skills, and taking an interest in sports. Sportstime is here to educate, energize, and encourage them! This 8 week, co-ed program focuses on 1-2 sports a week to help kids learn basic rules and fundamental skills of each sport.

SPORTSTIME (AGES 3-5) Aug. 21 - Oct. 9, $65 / $97.50 Bishop Park Wednesdays, 4:45PM - 5:30PM

Your child is growing, getting better with motor skills, and taking an interest in sports. Sportstime is here to educate, energize, and encourage them! This 8 week, co-ed program focuses on 1-2 sports a week to help kids learn basic rules and fundamental skills of each sport.

TENNIS

Aug. 12 - Oct. 31, $50 / $75

Session 1 - Weeks of Aug. 12 - Sept. 9 Session 2 - Weeks of Sept. 30 - Oct. 28

ACES (AGES 5-7)

This 5 week tennis program is a beginner’s red ball class where we use smaller nets to help teach tennis. The program is tailored to develop basic physical abilities and tennis stroke production, using many different games to keep it fun and interesting. ACC Tennis Center, 4:30PM - 5:15PM & 5:30PM 6:15PM Bishop Park, 4:30PM - 5:15PM & 5:30PM - 6:15PM

BASEBALL, CHEERLEADING, FLAG FOOTBALL, TRAVEL SOCCER We are proud to partner with the following organizations to provide additional athletic opportunities for Athens youth:

Baseball - Athens Little League & East Athens Little League Cheerleading - Northeast Georgia Youth Football Association Flag Football - Northeast Georgia Youth Football Association Travel Soccer - Athens United Soccer Association

SMASHERS (AGES 7-10)

This five week orange ball class will enhance physical development, introduce shot selection, use of spin, and competition in a fun and positive environment. ACC Tennis Center, 6:30PM - 7:30PM Bishop Park, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

RISING STARS (AGES 9-11)

Rising Stars is a five week orange/green ball class that will further improve their stroke techniques, multi-directional movement, and mental adjustment to match-play. ACC Tennis Center, 4:30PM - 5:30PM Bishop Park, 4:30PM - 5:30PM

FUTURE STARS (AGES 12 - 17)

This five week clinic is designed for junior players of all levels using live-ball drills, match-play, and conditioning. This program will prepare juniors for tournaments and school team competition. ACC Tennis Center, 5:30PM - 6:30PM Bishop Park, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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THERAPEUTIC RECRECREATION

MONOLOGUES AND MORE

Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Oct. 15 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM Quinn Hall - FREE!

ART WORKS

Mondays, Oct. 28 - Nov. 18 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM Rocksprings Community Center, $16 / $24

Art Works is a program designed to allow persons with cognitive disabilities to show off their creativity through artistic expression. Class with include painting, pottery, ceramics, and more. Art works will be an enjoyable and therapeutic environment for all who attend.

BEYOND EARTH

Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 10:00AM - 11:30AM Sandy Creek Nature Center, $2 / $3

1 Day!

Beyond Earth explores the planet, stars, and solar systems beyond our reach. Join us for an educational show to learn more about the great wonders of space.

BINGO BASH

Fridays, Sept. 6 - Nov. 15 | 1:30PM - 2:30PM Rocksprings Park - FREE!

Bingo Bash is an opportunity for persons with developmental disabilities to cut loose, relax, and enjoy America’s favorite group game; Bingo. Supplies will be provided and prizes will go to the winners. Due to the nature of the program, Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department is not able to provide one-on-one supervision. Staff will be present to assist with facilitation and provide adaptations for participation.

CULINARY MASTERS

Wednesdays, Sept. 18 - Oct. 9 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM Rocksprings Park, $16 / $24 This program will highlight cooking safety, meal preparation, appetizers, baking, and healthy eating choices. Participants will have fun experimenting with various recipes and tasting final products. Put on your chef hat and become a culinary master.

Classes for the cognitively disabled will use simple monologues, readers’ theater skits, and improvisational scenarios to explore the benefits of drama, discover different emotional responses, and build self-esteem and confidence. Classes will be led by ACT staff members, Terry Powell and Daniel Self, as well as therapeutic recreation specialists Brandon Bartlow. Caregivers and Guardians are asked to attend the class (registration not required for caregivers and guardians accompanying a participant) from ACT staff members. Participants will use simple scripts to learn to memorize, and perform in American Sign Language as well as learning language basics through theatre.

MOVIN' AND GROOVIN'

Wednesdays, Oct. 23 - Nov. 13 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM Memorial Park, $10 / $15

Moovin' and Groovin' is a dance program for adults with developmental disabilities. This program will highlight introductory dance moves, dances from different time periods and cultures, and social dance. Dance will range from individual dance, partner dancing, to group dances.

NATIVE AMERICAN DAY CELEBRATION Friday, Sept. 27 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM Memorial Park, $4 / $6

1 Day!

Come celebrate Native American Day by joining us for crafts, story telling, dancing, and food.

ROCK THE OCTOBER FEST

1 Day!

Thursday, Oct. 24 | 12:00 PM - 1:30PM Rocksprings Park, $4 / $6

This program celebrates German heritage and culture through crafts, root beer tastings, food, and traditional music.

SCARY MOVIE CINEMA

Friday, Sept. 13 | 12:00 PM - 2:15PM Rocksprings Park - FREE!

1 Day!

Friday the 13th is full of legends and riddled with mystery. Join us for a scary movie to celebrate Friday the 13th in great fashion. Refreshments will be provided.


SNAKE EXPLORATION

Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 10:00 AM - 11:30AM Sandy Creek Nature Center, $2 / $3

1 Day!

Come celebrate Georgia Native Snakes through interactive educational activities, crafts, and snake presentations.

SPECIAL OLYMPIC BOWLING

Thursdays, Sept. 5 - Nov. 21 | 4:30PM - 6PM Showtime Bowling Center, $3.75/ game

Bowling program to help develop skills in preparation for Special Olympic competition. Social play also welcome.

SPORTS OF ALL SORTS

Thursdays, Sept. 5 - Oct. 10 | 1:00PM - 2:15PM Lay Park, $18 / $27

Sports of all Sorts provides an opportunity for adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities to experience new sports including basketball, kickball, volleyball, and pickleball.

WACKY SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

Wednesday, Nov. 20 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Rocksprings Park, $2 / $3

1 Day!

This program is a chance for adults with cognitive disabilities to enjoy, interact, and participate is science experiments.

WORKOUT TO WELLNESS

Mondays, Sept. 9 - Oct. 14 | 10:30AM - 11:15 AM Memorial Park, $3 / $4.50

This class will focus of the importance of physical wellness through physical education and activity. Participants will learn about how to properly stretch, appropriate workout techniques, breathing and relaxation, and how physical health effects general well-being.

The ACC Leisure Services Department actively promotes and recognizes principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to intersections of race, age, color, disability, religion, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, and all other identities represented among the citizens of our diverse population. By appreciating the importance of inclusion, we acknowledge that the collective and individual talents, skills, and perspectives of program participants, constituent groups, and partners foster a culture of belonging, collaborative practice, innovation, and mutual respect.

Learn more about therapeutic recreation at accgov.com/tr or email Brandon at brandon. bartlow@accgov.com.

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HOLIDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS Halloween & Autumn Events ZOO DAY (ALL AGES)

Aug. 24 | 10AM - 1PM | Memorial Park, $2 / $3

Come out to Bear Hollow for Zoo Day 2019! The event will feature animal encounters, games, crafts, concessions, and special guests.

ABOVE ATHENS BALLOON FESTIVAL

Sept. 28 | 3PM - DARK Watch for details at ACCGOV.COM/BALLOON

BOO AT THE ZOO & MEMORIAL PARK CARNIVAL

Oct. 24 | 5PM - 8PM | Memorial Park, $5 / $7.50

Come to Memorial Park and Bear Hollow Zoo for a fun carnival with games, inflatables, costume contests, cupcake walk, hay ride, and trick-or-treating in the zoo!

PUMPKIN CARVING & HALLOWEEN CRAFTS (AGES 5-12) Oct. 24 | 5PM - 7PM | East Athens Community Center, $4 / $6

Get ready for Halloween with East Athens Community Center as we carve pumpkins and make some Halloween crafts.

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL (AGES 5-18)

Oct. 29 | 5:30PM - 7PM East Athens Community Center, $3 / $4.50

Join us on Halloween as we celebrate this fun-filled day with costume contests, games, face painting, crafts and a haunted house at the East Athens Community Center!

ZOMBIE FUN & FRIGHT NIGHT (AGES 2-12) Oct. 29 | 6PM - 7:30PM Lay Park - $3 / $4.50

Come out to Lay Park for a night of fright and family fun. We will have Halloween themed crafts and spooky games. Do you believe you have what it takes to make it through our haunted house? Come try your luck with our fright filled zombie haunted house!

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PUMPKIN HUNT (AGES 2-12) Oct. 15 | 6PM - 7:30 PM Lay Park - $2 / $3

Eggs aren't the only thing worth hunting. Come out to Lay Park for our first ever pumpkin hunt. Participants will hunt pumpkins, complete crafts and decorate pumpkins during our fun family event.

TRUNK OR TREAT (AGES 1-12) Oct. 30 | 5:30PM - 7:30 PM Rocksprings Park - FREE!

Do you need a safe place to Trick or Treat for Halloween? Join us for our Annual Trunk or Treat in partnership with ACC Police Department. Pre-registration isn't required, but we recommend that you come early. We will be there until 7:30 or until we run out of candy.

HALLOWEEN KARAOKE BINGO (AGES 18+) Oct. 26 | 6 PM - 9PM Lay Park , $5 / $7.50

What better way to celebrate Halloween than mixing it with karaoke and bingo! This costume themed event will be the perfect blend between karaoke and bingo sessions. Bingo winners will have the chance to sing their favorite songs. Don't worry if you don't win you will still have time to perform your favorite songs during our karaoke sessions.

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