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Athens Clarke County leisure services department

Late Winter/Spring 2013

Program & Events Guide

JANUARy -APRIL 2013

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Have a Look! sandy creek nature center’s expanded education & Visitor center opens

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Arts Program

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Camps, Mini Camps, Day Off Programs, Field Trips

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Fitness and Wellness

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General Recreation

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Nature/Science Education

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Special Events/ Holiday Events

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Sports

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Facilities List

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Leisure Services Map

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General Information

In October, the SPLOST funded expansion of the newly-renamed Education & Visitor Center opened to the public at Sandy Creek Nature Center (SCNC). The expansion features five new exhibit areas and completes the Interactive Learning Centers started in 1998. The bulk of the project was paid for by SPLOST taxes, and SCNC, Inc., the non-profit support agency for the nature center, that secured private donations and grants to aid the project. This energy efficient facility houses new exhibits featuring Georgia woodlands, urban environments, agriculture in Georgia, and a multi-use planetarium. Designed by Split Rock Studios along with Leisure Services Department staff and members of the user group, the learning centers are full of hands-on experiences for all ages. Unique connection points scattered throughout the space encourage visitors to “go outside, “learn more, “ and “get involved.” Use a scanner to discover which products come from Georgia’s fields and forests. Walk through a larger-than-life soil trench. Learn how to save energy in your home. See plants growing without soil and experience the sounds and smells of farm, cities, and forests. Take a trip to the stars in the planetarium and see how and why our atmosphere is important to us all. Grab a trail map and take a hike. Other amenities funded by this project include an outdoor teaching pavilion, expanded animal care and exhibit/program preparation space. Also included is improved parking and connectivity to the Greenway, more efficient heat/air conditioning, lighting, and insulation for the new areas. More than 50,000 people visit the nature center annually including school children from Athens and the surrounding area. The new exhibits and improvements will enhance their opportunities for education, recreation, and enjoyment of the property and other parks. New experiences and adventures are in store for visitors both local and beyond thanks to Athens-Clarke County’s support and guidance.

Visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter or call 706-613-3615 for more information or to schedule a group Visit.

On the COver: The Education and Visitor Center expansion (formerly ENSAT) at Sandy Creek Nature Center was officially dedicated on October 13, 2012. Photos by Cathy Padgett and Mike Wharton

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Deck the Walls

For the holiday season the LHAC gallery shop will extend into the Lower Atrium Gallery. Seasonal gifts and decorations will be for sale. All items are original and hand-made. AGES: All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult PROGRAM DATES: Wednesday, November 21– Saturday, January 5 TIMES: Tuesday–Saturday: Noon–5:00 p.m. FEE: Free and open to the public LOCATION : Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

East Athens Educational Dance Center’s 2012 Christmas Show

Presented by the East Athens Educational Dance Center AGES: All EVENT DATE: Saturday, December 1 TIME: 7:00 p.m. ADMISSION: $10 in advance, $12 at the door; Tickets go on sale Monday, November 19 at the East Athens Educational Dance Center (for more information call 706-613-3624). LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center Presentation Hall, 706-613-3624

Christmas Elf House Build NEW!

Let’s get ready for the holidays by creating our own Elf houses. Participants will paint their own mini elf home & decorate it for the holidays. We will also enjoy some holiday games & treats. Registration required by November 19. AGES: 2–5 PROGRAM DATES: Monday, December 3 TIME: 10:00–11:30 a.m. FEE: $4 LOCATION: Rocksprings Park, 706-613-3602

“The Christmas Post”

Presented by Cornerstone Productions www.cornerstoneproductionsonline.com

This Broadway-style musical takes us into a snowy Christmas Eve in 1947 in the Norman Rockwell-inspired world where the townspeople rediscover their faith and are reminded of what Christmas is truly about.

AGES: All

EVENT DATES: Wednesday, December 5, Friday, December 7–Sunday, December 9 *There will be no performance on Thursday due to the Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights. TIME: Wednesday & Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ADMISSION: Advance: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors, Students and Children 10 & younger; Day of Show: $15 Adults; $12 seniors, Students, and Children 10 & younger LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Senior Trip to Blue Willow Inn and Downtown Madison

We’ll enjoy a pre-holiday lunch at the renown Blue Willow Inn located in Social Circle. We’ll walk off lunch by doing some shopping in historic downtown Madison. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, December 6 TIME: 11:00 a.m.–approx. 5:00 p.m. LOCATION: Depart from & return to Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street Registration: Pre-registration required and ends Wednesday, November 28. Minimum of 8 registrants, Maximum of 20 registrants. Call 706-613-3580 to register. FEE: $22 per person. (covers transportation and lunch) Any purchases on one’s own.

Cotton Candy Day NEW!

Have you ever made your own cotton candy? Join us for National Cotton Candy Day. AGES: 6–12 Program Dates Friday, December 7 TIME: 4:00–5:00 p.m. FEE: $1 LOCATION: Rocksprings, Community Center 706-613-3602

Breakfast with Santa

Children will join Santa for breakfast and enjoy crafts and activities. They’ll also have a chance to talk to Jolly Old

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Last Chance: December Events St. Nick (photo included). AGES: For families PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, December 8 TIME: 8:00–8:45 a.m. OR 10:15–10:45 a.m. (Members Only 9:00–10:00 a.m) FEE: $5 ACC resident, $7 Non-resident, LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615, ext. 0

The Holiday Spirits Tour

A two-hour bus tour will visit four Athens Historic House Museums and include live theatrical vignettes by local performers. Tour bus departs from and returns to Lyndon House Arts Center parking lot, with a choice of three departure times. AGES: All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult Program DATE: Saturday, December 8 TIMES: Three departure times: 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. FEE: Tickets are $25 and $15; call Athens Welcome Center 706-353-1820 for reservations. LOCATION : Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-2323

Second Saturday Storytime

Join the Nature Center staff on the second Saturday of each month for nature stories. Learn about the woods, turtles, butterflies and much more! AGES: For families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult). Program Dates Saturday, December 8 TIME: 2:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615, ext. 0

“Santa’s Enchanted Workshop”

Presented by Theatre IV America www.theatreiv.org

Stanley and his baby sister, Su Su, don’t know whether or not to believe in Santa Claus, so they set out for the North Pole. Trapped in a blizzard, they wind up at a gas station run by an old man named Nick. Could this be Santa’s Enchanted Workshop? Each performance lasts approximately one hour.

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Last Chance: December Events Date: Tuesday, December 11

Times: 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Admission: $8–$12 Tickets must be

purchased IN ADVANCE ONLY by calling 800-275-5005, or online at www.theatreiv.org Location: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Deck the Hollow

Celebrate the holidays by touring through the holiday lights at Bear Hollow Zoo. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the zoo illuminated with holiday lights. Ages : All Dates: Thursday, December 13– Saturday, December 22 Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m. Fee: $3 per person, ages 2 and younger free Location: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park, 706-613-3616

Geminid Meteor Watch

Come and watch the exciting Geminid Meteor Shower. Jupiter and winter constellations will be viewed as well. Telescopes provided or bring your own. AGES: All, (children must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, December 13 TIME: 7:00–9:00 p.m. FEE: $2 per person park entrance fee LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

Breakfast with Santa

Children will join St. Nick for breakfast and enjoy crafts and have a chance to talk to Kris Kringle himself! (Photo included). AGES: For families, (children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, December 15 TIME: 9:00–9:45 a.m. OR 10:00–10:45 a.m. FEE: $5 ACC resident; $8 Non-resident ) children age 2 and younger are admitted free) LOCATION: Memorial Park

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Registration: Pre-registration required by December 14. Space is limited Call 706-613-3580 for details and to register.

Holiday Open House

A festive exhibition of holiday decoration traditions of the late 1800s (created by members of the Ladies Garden Club) will be displayed. Hands-on crafts for the family as well as musical performances, will be offered. AGES: All ages, (children must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, December 15 TIME: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. FEE: Free and open to the public LOCATION : Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Youth Christmas Party

Santa Claus is Comin’ to town! Meet Santa and have your picture taken with him as he drops by on his way to the North Pole! AGES: 3–10 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, December 18 TIME: 6:00–8:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706–613–3596

Christmas Party

Come for a night of fun and games as we celebrate Christmas with Santa . AGES: Grades K-5 PROGRAM DATES: Wednesday, December 19 TIME: 5:00–6:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Day off School Program: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Enjoy the first day of winter break playing holiday games, making some holiday crafts and enjoying some seasonal treats. We’ll also visit the zoo to wish the Bear Hollow animals “Season’s Greetings!” Please be sure to bring a bag lunch. AGES: Elementary School Students

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PROGRAM DATE: Friday, December 21 TIME:

9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

FEE: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident

LOCATION: Memorial Park Recreation Hall

REGISTRATION DATE: Pre-registration required and ends Monday, December 17. Minimum 10 participants, Maximum 30 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register.

Christmas Elf Mini Camp NEW!

After all the chaos of Christmas, Santa’s busiest workers need a break. We are going to fill in for them and build toys, gift wrap packages, learn about shipping, all things Santa needs done behind the scenes. Participants must bring their own lunch. Registration required by December 10. AGES: 6–12 Program Dates Wednesday, December 26– Friday, December 28 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. FEE: $20 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Winter Blast Holiday Mini Camp

Participate in recreational activities, arts & crafts, cooking and more. Registration required. AGES: 6–12 PROGRAM DATE: Thursday and Friday: December 27 and 28 TIME: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. FEE: $9 ACC resident; $14 non–resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706–613–3596

Winter Explorers “Winter Solstice”

Join us for this three day program. Participants will explore nature, make crafts, and share a snack each day. AGES: 4–12 years Program Dates Wednesday, January 2– Friday, January 4 TIME: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FEE: $24 ACC resident; $36 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615


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Art Exhibitions

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. AGES: All ages, (children must be accompanied by an adult) Dates: Ongoing TIME: 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

The shop offers a wide variety of one-ofa-kind originals by over 85 Athens area artists, many with national reputations. Paintings, photography, individually designed textiles, jewelry, blown & fused glass, pottery and more will be displayed. AGES: All ages, (children must be accompanied by an adult) Dates: Ongoing TIME: Tuesday–Saturday: Noon–5:00 p.m. LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Discovering History: Decorative Arts and Genealogy from the Ware and Lyndon Family Eras

A showcase of unique items often seen in family homes during the mid–late 1800’s, when the Ware and Lyndon families lived in our historic house. These items are on loan from local collections. AGES: All ages, (children must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: September 29–January 26 TIME: Tuesday and Thursday: Noon–9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. FEE: Free

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Arts from Indian Asia: Selections from Local Collections

This colorful presentation of arts from the culture of Indian Asia is held in conjunction with the Saturday, November 10 festival, India: Land of Enchantment sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts grant. AGES: All ages, (children must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: October 20–January 26 TIME: 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

Words on the Wall

Gallery presentation of a poetry project on the theme of “cooperation.” It involves adult area creative writers and held in conjunction with this year’s Sunday Celebration honoring MLK, Jr. For project guidelines contact guest curator, Montu Miller at Lyndon House Arts Center 706-613-3623 ext. 226. AGES: All ages, (children must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: January 16–26 TIME: 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

38th Juried Exhibition

This exhibition is a professionally oriented art competition for Athens area artists working in all visual media. A variety of media styles and concepts will be featured. AGES: All ages, (children must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: March 3–May 4 TIME: Tuesday and Thursday: Noon–9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 LOCATION:

Call for Artists: 38th Juried Exhibition

The 38th Juried Exhibition, a professionally oriented art competition, is open to Athens area artists working in all visual media. For more information and requirements, call 706-613-3623 or visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/ lyndonhouse AGES: 18 years and older Program Date/TIME: Thursday, January 31 from 12:30–8:30 p.m.; Friday, February 1 from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (firm final deadline: no submissions after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Febuary 1) FEE: $25 non-refundable entry fee for submission of 1–3 works by each artist LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Auditions

“Live Art” Auditions

Audition for ACT’s unique musical revue featuring a great range of Broadway songs. Auditions are by appointment only, beginning January 7. Prepare 16-bars of a Broadway song and bring sheet music for piano accompaniment. Minimal Tuesday/Thursday rehearsals AGES: 8 years and older PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday & Wednesday, January 22–23 TIME: 6:00–9:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

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.

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Harriett Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Presented by Theatre IV America www.theatreiv.org

Share the adventurous life of Harriett Tubman with your students in this classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. AGES: Grades 3–Adult EVENT DATE: Friday, February 1 TIME: 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. (each performance lasts approximately one hour) Admission: $8–$12, Tickets must be purchased in advance only by calling 800-275-5005, or online at www.theatreiv.org LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

“I Love Country Music” A Music Revue Featuring Country Hits from Yesterday and Today

Presented by Savannah River Productions www.savannahriverproductions.org

This Revue features some of your favorite actors and actresses singing Country hits from yesterday and today. Hear classics from the Oakridge Boys, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline, and current favorites like Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and Rascal Flatts. AGES: All Event Dates: Saturday, February 2–Sunday, February 3 TIME: Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Admission: $15 Adults, $14 Seniors, $5 Students and Children, $10 groups of 8 or larger LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella: Quarterfinals

Presented by Varsity Vocals and the UGA Accidentals www.varsityvocals.com

The south quarterfinal of the ICCA features groups from around the southeast, all vying for two advancing spots to the semi-final round. AGES: All EVENT DATE: Saturday, February 9 TIME: 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10 students, $12 adults 6

LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Annual Dance Performance Title TBA

Presented by the East Athens Educational Dance Center www.athensclarkecounty.com/dance

This 26th annual dance production features the talented students of the East Athens Educational Dance Center in various dance styles including tap, ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and more. AGES: All Event Dates & TIME: School Performances: Thursday, February 21 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. Youth and Senior Group Night at Friday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. General Public: Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m. Admission: To reserve tickets for a school performance, call 706-613-3624. Tickets for all other performances are $10 in advance beginning on Monday, February 14 and $12 day of the show. LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Caribbean Night

Presented by UGA’s Caribbean Student Association

A showcase of Caribbean culture through dance, music, food, and singing. AGES: All EVENT DATE: Saturday, March 2 TIME: Dinner at 5:00 p.m., Show at 6:00 p.m. Admission: $5 UGA Students; $7 Non-Students LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

African Night

Presented by UGA’s African Student Association

A showcase of African culture through dance, music, food, and singing. Event Dates: March 23, 2013 TIME: TBA Admission: TBA LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Presentation by Alice Walker

Presented by Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts, UGA www.willson.uga.edu

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Author Alice Walker will present a reading of her work and/or lecture. AGES: All EVENT DATE: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 TIME: TBA Admission: Free and open to the public LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

“1776”

Presented by Savannah River Productions www.savannahriverproductions.org

It’s the summer of 1776 and the nation is ready to declare independence, but only our founding fathers can agree to do it! AGES: All Event Dates: Saturday, April 6– Sunday, April 7 TIME: Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Admission: $15 Adults, $14 Seniors, $5 Students and Children, $10 groups of 8+ LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

“Live Art” Performances

Join Athens Creative Theatre for this fastpaced, highly entertaining and unique musical revue featuring Broadway songs old and new, funny and sweet! AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Friday–Sunday, April 12–14 TIME: Friday and Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m. FEE: $15 adults; $12 students, seniors and children LOCATION: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

Ugapalooza 2013

Presented by UGA Accidentals www.ugaaccidentals.com

The annual a cappella invitational concert hosted by the UGA Accidentals. AGES: All EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 13 TIME: TBA Admission: TBA LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Spring Studio Concerts

Presented by DanceFX Concert Dance Company and DanceFX Athens www.dancefx.org

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Art Time for 4–6 Year Olds

Using books, the world and artists as our inspiration, we’ll explore art techniques, creativity, color and textures, gaining artistic skills they will be able to use for a lifetime. AGES: 4–6 PROGRAM DATE: Session I: Tuesdays, January 8–February 12; Session II: Thursdays, January 10–February 14; Spring Session I: Tuesdays, March 19–April 23; Spring Session II: Thursdays, March 21– April 25 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

Art in the 3rd Dimension

Forming with clay and felting with wool fibers are two of the ways students will create art in 3-D. Students will learn basic hand building techniques to use with clay. AGES: 7–10 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, January 8– February 12 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

The Joy of Painting

Express yourself with paint can be quite enjoyable. Students will learn some basic color mixing and fun techniques associated with acrylic paint. Instructor: Toni Carlucci AGES: 7–10

PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, January 10– February 14 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. Meeting ends with pizza and fellowship. Fee includes pizza and soft drink. No registration required. AGES: 12 and older Meeting Dates: Thursdays, January 10 & 24; February 7 & 21; March 7 & 21; April 11 & 25; May 9 & 23 TIME: 5:30–7:30 p.m. FEE: $5 LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Drawing and Painting in the Gardens

Artists have long painted en plein air (en plein air is a French expression for “in the open air”). Students will learn about drawing trees and landscapes outdoors. Instructor: Toni Carlucci AGES: 7–10 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, March 19–April 23 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

The Self Portrait

Students will learn about the proportions of the human face and will practice drawing their own face, realistically and perhaps symbolically. Instructor: Toni Carlucci AGES: 7–10 PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, March 21–April 25 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

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pieces from the DanceFX Adult Studio Program with DanceFX Concert Dance Company and special guests. AGES: All Event Dates: Friday, April 19–Saturday, April 20 TIME: TBA Admission: TBA LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

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Jewelry/Metalsmithing

Class will focus on jewelry and metals as an art form rather than a mode of production. We’ll use techniques such as piercing, soldering, stone setting, chasing, appliqué, and inlay. Instructor: Courtney Pendergrast AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, January 8– February 12; Tuesdays, March 19–April 23 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 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays January 8–February 26; Tuesdays, March 19–May 7 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

Introduction to Digital Photography

Topics explored include explanation and use of light metering and exposure comp., depth of field and focusing modes and other camera functions, exposure triangle, composition, photo assignments for critique. Instructor: Juan Alonso AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays January 8–February 12; Tuesdays March 19–April 23 TIME: 6:30–8:30 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Intermediate Jewelry/Metalsmithing

Class will focus on jewelry and metals as an art form rather than a mode of production. We’ll use techniques such as piercing, soldering, stone setting, chasing, appliqué, and inlay.

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Courtney Pendergrast Adult PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, January 10– February 14; Thursdays, March 21–April 25 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

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Introduction to Drawing

Topics explored will include tonal values, perspective, shading, and figure drawing. Gesture, drawing in proportion and depicting the lights and darks will be practiced and developed. Instructor: Mark Helwig AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays January 10– February 14 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

Discover watercolor techniques from the basics, from the identification and selection of proper materials, to the stretching of watercolor paper, to the selection of quality brushes. Instructor: Par Ramey AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, January 10– February 14; Thursdays, March 21– April 25 TIME: 1:00–3:00 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Intermediate Digital Photography

Topics include focal length and lenses, prospective, types of light source and light quality, advance composition, and post processing, photo assignments for critique. Instructor: Juan Alonso AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays January 10– February 14; Tuesdays March 21–April 25 TIME: 6:30–8:30 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 8

This informal group of adults meets monthly to paint. No instruction or materials provided, please bring your own subject matter, paints, canvas, paper, etc. AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Wednesdays, January 11– February 29 TIME: 12:30–3:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Needle Felting Workshop

Learn how to turn wool fiber/roving into 3-dimensional soft sculptures. Projects include owls, fortune cookies, felted soap, and more. Instructor: Lindsay Troutman AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATE: Session I:

Saturdays, January 19 and 26

Session II: Saturdays, April 13 and 20

1:00–3:00 p.m. $28 ACC resident; $42 Non-resident; Supply Fee: $20 LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 TIME: FEE:

Introduction to Fantasy Illustration (Illustration of Science Fiction Art or Speculative Fiction Art)

Award winning local fantasy illustrator will take students through the exciting process of producing a monochromatic fantasy illustration using tradition materials. Instruction includes choosing and working with a model (students share model fees), lighting, making maquettes, research, figure drawing. composition, and finish. Basic drawing skill is a prerequisite for this class. Instructor: Mark Helwig AGES: Adults PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays March 21–April 25 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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1:00–4:00 p.m. $42 ACC resident; $64 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 TIME: FEE:

Charity Quilting Bee

This is a quilting bee of the Cotton Patch Quilt Guild, the public is welcome and membership is not required. AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATE: Ongoing on Wednesdays TIME: 9:30 a.m. to Noon Registration Date: None required FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Kids and Teens dance classes Mandatory Orientation for Late Winter/ Spring Quarter Classes: New families are required to attend orientation on Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m. Failure to attend will result in cancellation of the student’s registration. Birth certificate is required to register children ages six and younger.

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 Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28, 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 beginning to moderately trained student. This class introduces the fundamentals of ballet. AGES: Kindergarten–2nd grade (ages 5–8) Program Date and TIME: Class 1: Mondays, January 21–April 22, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Studio B1; Class 2: Mondays, January 21– Metalsmithing Workshop April 22, 4:30–5:15 p.m. Studio A Students will work with local artists Sylvia FEE: $27 for 12 week program ACC Dawe to create one of a kind metal jewelry resident; $40 for 12 week program and accessories. Non-resident

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Ballet for Grace & Posture

Open level class for beginning to moderately trained students. The student will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet. Class is limited to 15 students. AGES: 3rd grade–high school (ages 8–15) Program Date and TIME: Class 1: Mondays, January 21–April 22, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Studio B1; Class 2: Tuesdays, January 22– April 23, 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 Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Modern Dance

Open level class for the beginning to moderately trained student. earning various modern dance techniques ranging from improvisation to Horton will be taught. The use of streamers, fabric, and other objects will be incorporated. AGES: 5–12 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, January 22– April 23 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 Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Hip Hop Rhythm & Style

Open level class of fun and exciting old and new style Hip Hop. Music selections are clean and age appropriate. AGES: 5–12 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, January 22– April 23 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 Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance

Praise Dance

Center, 706-613-3624

Physical Fitness Dance

Workout, dance, and get funky in this energizing dance/fitness workout which combines easy to learn dance moves with traditional exercises for maximum calorie-burn. Great for ALL fitness levels (including beginners). AGES: 13 and older PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, January 22– April 23 TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. Presentation Hall FEE: $30 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $45 for 12 week program for Non-resident Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) 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) Program Date and TIME: Class 1: Wednesdays, January 23–April 24, 5:30–6:15 p.m. Studio A; Class 2: Thursdays, January 24– April 25, 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 Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) 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, January 23– April 24 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 Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

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Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

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Students will learn a variety of interpretive and expressive movements to music ranging from contemporary gospel and hip hop gospel, to old spirituals. No religious teachings involved. AGES: 5–12 PROGRAM DATE: Wednesdays, January 23– April 24 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 Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) 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 Program Date and TIME: Class 1: Thursday, January 24–April 25, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Studio B1; Class 2: Tuesdays, January 22–April 23, 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 Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Accelerated Dance Programs Students are accepted into the accelerated programs by audition or recommendation from 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:

6–9

Mondays & Thursdays, March 18–May 9 TIME: 5:30–6:30 p.m. FEE: $23 for 8 week program for ACC PROGRAM DATE:

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resident; $34 for 8 week program for Non-resident Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

(providing they meet the requirements).

Program 2: Movement Exploration

Work out, get motivated and have a good time by learning interpretive and expressive movements to music ranging from contemporary and hip hop gospel, to old spirituals. No religious teachings involved. AGES: 13 and older PROGRAM DATE: Mondays, January 21–April 22 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 Recital FEE: $7 ACC resident; $11 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

AGES:

8–15

Mondays & Wednesdays, March 18–May 8 TIME: Mondays, 6:30–7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 5:30–7:30 FEE: $23 for 8 week program ACC resident; $34 for 8 week program Non-resident Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 PROGRAM DATE:

GIFTED Performing Ensemble: Profile of a Dancer AGES:

10–15

Mondays, and Thursdays, March 18–May 9 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 Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 PROGRAM DATE:

Program 3: Expressions in Dance AGES:

10–15

Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 19–May 9 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 Recital FEE: $4 ACC resident; $6 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 PROGRAM DATE:

adult dance classes

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 Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 10

For a detailed schedule call the Dance Center at 706-613-3624 or www.athensclarkecounty.com/dance

Adult Praise Dance

Physical Fitness Dance

Exercise, dance, and get funky in this energizing dance/fitness workout that combines easy to learn dance moves with traditional exercises for maximum calorie-burn. Great for ALL fitness levels (including beginners). AGES: 13 and older PROGRAM DATE: Mondays, January 21– April 22 TIME: 6:30–7:30 p.m. Presentation Hall FEE: $33 for 12 week program for ACC resident; $50 for 12 week program for Non-resident Recital FEE: $7 ACC resident; $11 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

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, January 22–April 23 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

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Recital FEE: $7 ACC resident; $11 Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) 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, January 22–April 23 TIME: Tuesdays, 7:30–8:30 p.m. FEE: $33 for 12 week program ACC resident; $50 for 12 week program Non-resident Recital FEE: $7 ACC resident; $11 for Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) 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, January 22–April 23 TIME: 7:30–8:30 p.m. Studio B1 FEE: $33 for 12 week program ACC resident; $50 for 12 week program Non-resident Recital FEE: $7 ACC resident; $11 for Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) 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, January 23–April 24 TIME: 7:30–8:30 p.m. Studio B1 FEE: $33 ACC resident 12 week program ACC resident; $50 Non-resident 12 week program Recital FEE: $7 ACC resident; $11 for Nonresident (plus $4 for costume use) LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624


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Acting Workshop

This six-week workshop uses simple monologues, readers’ theatre skits, and improvisation to explore the benefits of drama. Discover different emotional responses to everyday and extraordinary circumstances, build self-esteem, and utilize role playing as a way of understanding another point of view. AGES: 8–11 PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, January 10– February 14 TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. FEE: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident LOCATION: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

Acting Workshop

$83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628 FEE:

LOCATION:

Readers’ Theatre Workshop

Readers’ Theatre uses scripts so that the characterization occurs solely through the actor’s voice and expressions. This encourages actors to become aware of the many auditory possibilities inherent in the play, and promotes a fun, and informal theatre environment for beginning actors. AGES: Teens and Adults PROGRAM DATE: Mondays, February 18– March 25 TIME: 6:00–8:00 p.m. FEE: $50 ACC resident; $75 Non-resident LOCATION: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

This six-week workshop uses simple monologues, readers’ theatre skits, and improvisation to explore the benefits of drama. Discover different emotional responses to everyday and extraordinary circumstances, build self-esteem, and utilize role playing as a way of understanding another point of view. AGES: 12–18 PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, January 10– February 14 TIME: 6:00 –7:00 p.m.

Therapeutic

ARTS

Teen and Adult Classes and Workshops

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Teens and Adults Classes and Workshops

Monologues and More! Classes

These classes for the cognitively challenged will use simple monologues, readers’ theatre skits, and improvisational scenarios to explore the benefits of drama, discover different emotional responses, and build self-esteem. AGES: Teens and Adults PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, January 8– February 12 TIME: 1:00–2:00 p.m. FEE: $30 ACC resident; $40 Non-resident LOCATION: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

Registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, December 5

Gone Fishin’... Call it a day and go fishing with the ACC Leisure Services Department! Leisure Services offers has several options for those who love to cast a reel. Fishing is permitted along the Greenway, in the Memorial Park Lake, and at Sandy Creek Park’s Lake Chapman. Memorial Park’s lake holds bream and catfish, and Lake Chapman holds Large-mouth bass, channel catfish, bullhead catfish, crappie, and bream. All Georgia fishing regulations must be observed. A current Georgia Department of Natural Resources Fishing License is required to fish on Leisure Services property. Sport fishing is permitted only (pole and line). No baskets, trot lines, or trapping are allowed. For more information about fishing opportunities with Leisure Services visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/fishing Visit athensclarkecounty.com/leisure for details on these and other programs

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camps, mini camps, Field trips, & day off school programs

Camps, Mini Camps, Field Trips & Day Off School Programs Day off School Program: Pajama Party!

We’ll spend one of the last days of winter break having a “pajama day.” We’ll do all the things you normally do at a sleepover including telling stories, playing games, making a midnight snack and (maybe!) even having a pillow fight. We’ll also discuss the sleeping habits of the animals at Bear Hollow. (Participants are welcome to wear pajama sets to the program on this day. Just be sure to wear tennis shoes and bring a coat!) Be sure to bring a bagged lunch. AGES: Elementary School Students PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, January 3 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FEE: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident LOCATION: Memorial Park Recreation Hall REGISTRATION DATE: Pre-registration required and ends Thursday, December 20. Minimum 10 participants, Maximum 30 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register.

Day off School Program: Abracadabra!

Enter the mysterious world of magic! We’ll spend the day learning a few tricks of our own, talking about some illusions the Bear Hollow animals use to protect themselves, create an enchanted craft and enjoy a “super-natural” and nutritious snack! Be sure to bring a bagged lunch. AGES: Elementary School Students PROGRAM DATE: Friday, January 4 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FEE: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident LOCATION: Memorial Park Recreation Hall REGISTRATION DATE: Pre-registration required and ends Thursday, December 20. Minimum 10 participants, Maximum 30 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register.

Day off School Program: Once Upon a Time

It’s a fantastical fairy tale! We’ll spend the day talking about some of our favorite fairy tales involving princesses, 12

knights, evil queens, enchanted creatures, and the like. The day will include games, crafts, time in Bear Hollow Zoo, and a snack. Be sure to bring a bagged lunch. AGES: Elementary School Students PROGRAM DATE: Monday, February 11 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FEE: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident LOCATION: Memorial Park Recreation Hall REGISTRATION DATE: Pre-registration required and ends Tuesday, February 5. Minimum 10 participants, Maximum 30 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register.

March 15 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FEE: $20 ACC resident; $30 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Rocksprings Spring Break Camp: Blooming Good Fun!

Session II: Thursday, March 14

Join us for spring break to have a lot of blooming fun! We will explore wellness with our fun fitness challenges, test nutritious recipes in our Spring Break kitchen, and do some outdoor planting in the garden along with our traditional crafts and games! Registration required by February 28. AGES: 6–12 PROGRAM DATE: Monday, March 11–Friday, March 15 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. FEE: $20 per child LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

March Madness Spring Break Mini Camp Participate in recreational activities, arts & crafts, cooking, games, music and more. Registration required. AGES: 6–12 PROGRAM DATE: Monday, March 11–Friday, March 15 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. FEE: $16 ACC resident; $20 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Spring Break Camp

Camp activities include arts & crafts, taking field trips, sports activities and games. AGES: 6–12 PROGRAM DATE: Monday, March 11–Friday,

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Spring Break Art Break

Come explore our art studios and use your creativity to design, build, paint, sculpt or draw your own artwork after meeting a guest artist. AGES: 6–12 PROGRAM DATE: Session I: Tuesday, March 12

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. $42 ACC resident (plus $15 materials) fee; $63 Non-resident (plus $15 materials fee) LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 TIME: FEE:

Spring Break Mini-Camp

Each day we will explore nature, make crafts and have a snack. AGES: 4–12 PROGRAM DATE: Wednesday–Friday, March 13–15 TIME: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FEE: $24 ACC resident; $36 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Field Trip: Have a Ball!

See where the Dawgs play! This sports filled day includes touring several of UGA’s athletic facilities. After lunch, we’ll take a few laps of our own at the roller rink. Bring a sack lunch and socks for skating. AGES: Grades K–5 PROGRAM DATE: Monday, March 11 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FEE: $20 ACC resident; $30 Non-resident LOCATION: Depart from & return to Memorial Park Recreation Hall REGISTRATION DATE: Pre-registration required and ends Friday, March 1. Minimum 8 participants, Maximum 20 participants.


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Field Trip: The Great Outdoors

Spend the day celebrating our natural environment! We’ll spend the morning touring the Georgia Botanical Garden. After lunch, we’ll head to Sandy Creek Park for disc golf and kite flying. Be sure to bring a sack lunch. AGES: Grades K–5 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, March 12 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FEE: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident LOCATION: Depart from & return to Memorial Park Recreation Hall REGISTRATION DATE: Pre-registration required and ends Friday, March 1. Minimum 8 participants, Maximum 20 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register.

Field Trip: Gem-Mining and Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega

We’ll travel to Dahlonega (approx. 90 minutes away) to learn about the Georgia Gold Rush and try our hand at gem mining! After lunch, we’ll visit the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and see all of their animals including lions, tigers,

cockatoos, monkeys, zebras, and more! Be sure to bring a bag lunch. AGES: Grades K–5 PROGRAM DATE: Wednesday, March 13 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (please note that this day is slightly extended, due to travel time) FEE: $22 ACC resident; $33 Non-resident LOCATION: Depart from & return to Memorial Park Recreation Hall REGISTRATION DATE: Pre-registration required and ends Friday, March 1. Minimum 8 participants, Maximum 20 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register.

Field Trip: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

How well do you know Athens? We’ll divide into two teams as we compete in a photo scavenger hunt to see if our campers can help us find Athens landmarks and activities and capture them on film. The competition will be fierce! Be sure to bring a bagged lunch. AGES: Grades K–5 PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, March 14 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FEE: $15 ACC resident; $23 Non-resident

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LOCATION: Depart from & return to Memorial Park Recreation Hall REGISTRATION DATE: Pre-registration required and ends Friday, March 1. Minimum 8 participants, Maximum 20 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register.

Field Trip: Friday Funday!

We’ll finish out the week with some good, clean fun! We’ll bowl, enjoy a pizza lunch, and take in an afternoon movie. (Be sure to wear socks & tennis shoes for bowling) AGES: Grades K–5 PROGRAM DATE: Friday, March 15 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FEE: $24 ACC resident; $36 Non-resident LOCATION: Depart from & return to Memorial Park Recreation Hall REGISTRATION DATE: Pre-registration required and ends Friday, March 1. Minimum 8 participants, Maximum 20 participants. Call 706-613-3580 to register.

Summer Camp 2013 Countdown to Summer Camp! The ACC Leisure Services Department offers the most diverse selection of camps in Northeast Georgia. Parents will have a wide range of camp opportunities to choose from including art, dance, environmental science, sports, theatre, and more. Teen programs are available, too. Save the date! Registration begins for Athens-Clarke County residents: Saturday, March 23: Gymnastics Camps Saturday, April 6: Dance, Memorial Park, Sports, and Zoo Camps Saturday, April 13: East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Rocksprings, and Sandy Creek Day Camps Saturday, April 20: Arts Camp Saturday, April 27: Theatre Camp Registration for non-residents begins the following Wednesday. Registration occurs where the camp is taking place unless otherwise indicated. Camp descriptions including dates, fees and registration times will be available online in February at www.athensclarkecounty.com/camps. or call 706-613-3800.

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Fitness & Wellness Adults

Adult Pick-up Basketball

Stay in shape and sharpen your skills in supervised, pick–up basketball games. This is a class of basic exercise and weight AGES: 18 and older control. PROGRAM DATE: Daily AGES: 18 and older TIME: Monday–Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.–2:30 PROGRAM DATE: Mondays–Thursdays p.m. TIME: 6:00–7:00 p.m. FEE: Free FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706- 613-3593

Joy To Walk

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.–2:00 p.m. and 6:00–9:00 p.m. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sundays, 2:00–6:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Ladies’ Basketball Night

Come and show your skills during our supervised, pick-up basketball games for ladies only. AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATE: Mondays, starting March 11 TIME: 6:30–8:30 p.m. FEE: Free Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Now Hear This... Need a speaker for your civic or church group’s next meeting? Then consider the ACC Leisure Services Department’s Speakers Bureau. The Department can provide a speaker for your next meeting to discuss current ACC Leisure Services Department programs and activities or we invite you to tour one of our facilities such as the historic Morton Theatre, Sandy Creek Nature Center, or any other facility or park. Maybe your group would enjoy a guided walk on the North Oconee River Greenway or a tour of the current art exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center? It can be scheduled through the ACC Leisure Services Department Speakers Bureau. Call 706-613-3625 or visit the Speakers Bureau page at www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure.

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Summer Camp Registration Begins: S aturday, M arch 23: Gymnastics Camps S aturday, April 6: Dance, Memorial Park, Sports, & Zoo Camps S aturday, April 13: East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Rocksprings Park, & Sandy Creek Day Camps S aturday, April 20: Lyndon House Art Camps S aturday, April 27: Theatre Camp Visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/camps for complete details


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All Ages

Parent and Child Puzzle Challenge

Parent and child will work together to solve a puzzle. AGES: All ages PROGRAM DATE: Last Friday of each month TIME: 6:00–7:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706- 613-3593

Zoo Open Exhibit Hall Saturdays

Explore Bear Hollow’s exhibit hall and visit animals used in programs like salamanders, snakes and more. AGES: All Program Dates: Saturday afternoons TIME: 1:00–4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park, 706-613-3616

Kids & Teens

Arts in the Afternoon

This after school program consists of teaching arts and crafts and children creating their own artwork. AGES: 6–14 PROGRAM DATE: Mondays TIME: 4:00–5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Homework Helpers

This program provides tutoring to students in all areas of study. AGES: 7–18 PROGRAM DATE: Mondays and Wednesday TIME: 3:30–5:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Karate Class

This program promotes mental development and teaches self-defense. AGES: 7 and older PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Thursday TIME: 5:00–6:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Teen Club

The purpose of this group is to encourage cooperation, teamwork, good behavior, and self-esteem in young women. AGES: 10–18 PROGRAM DATE: Wednesdays TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Model Car Club

This program allows you to enhance your creativity and use our problem solving skills, while building cars. AGES: 10 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday TIME: 4:00–5:00 p.m. FEE: $1 LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

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 and older PROGRAM DATE: Winter Session: Tuesday, November 27-February 26, 2013 Spring Session: Tuesday, March 5-May 14, 2013 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 FEE: ACC resident: $65 per session ACC resident; $80 per session Non-resident Contact: Melanie Baer: 706-207-5890, mcbdawg5@gmail.com LOCATION: Bishop Park Gym, 706-613-3589

Homework Helpers & After-School Program

Join us for our specialized after-school homework helpers. After homework, enjoy our computer lab, outside sports, Wii Wednesday’s and various craft & game adventures. AGES: 6–13

general recreation

General Recreation Tuesday, January 1 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. FEE: $5 per week/$1 per day LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Centers, 706-613-3602 PROGRAM DATE: TIME:

Youth After-School Program

Get homework help from University of Georgia mentors. Participate in group activities, games, arts & crafts, field trips, and more. Registration required. AGES: 6–17 PROGRAM DATE: Monday–Friday, January 7– April 30 TIME: 3:00–5:30 p.m. FEE: $1 per day ACC resident; $2 per day Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Amelia Earhart Day NEW!

Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. She also flew a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, May 20-21, 1932. We will map her course, make our own wooden plane crafts, and learn more about this American legend. Registration required by January 1. AGES: 6–13 PROGRAM DATE: Friday, January 11 TIME: 4:00–5:00 p.m. FEE: $1 per child LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Centers, 706-613-3602

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 be it creatively, physically, socially, or academically. Join us to learn more about it! AGES: Pre-School (3-6 years) PROGRAM DATE: Session I: Tuesdays, January 15–March 5 Session II: Tuesdays, March 22–May 7 TIME: 3:45–4:45 p.m. REGISTRATION DATE: Pre-registration required. Registration ends January 10 for Session I and March 13 for Session II. Minimum 6 participants, Maximum 10 participants. Call 706-613-3580 for more information

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or to register. FEE: $50 ACC resident; $75 Non-resident LOCATION: Memorial Park Recreation Hall, 706-613-3580

Ben Franklin’s Scientific Experiment NEW!

Did you know that in addition to inventing the lightening rod, Benjamin Franklin also invented bifocals, a safer more efficient indoor iron furnace & a simple odometer? On his birthday we will explore and attempt to re-create several of his scientific experiments. We also may invent a few of our own! Registration deadline is January 31 AGES: 6–13 PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, January 17 TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. FEE: $1 per child LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Centers, 706-613-3602

Introduction to Scrapbooking NEW!

Did you get that new camera for Christmas ? Turn those photos into works of art in this basic introduction to scrapbooking. Registration required. Ages: 8–17 Program Date: Saturday, January 19 Time: 10:30 a.m.–noon Fee: Free Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Jumpin Jacks and Jills NEW!

The best time to develop fitness basics is at a young age. The earlier we start a good habit, the more likely we are to follow through for a lifetime. Our new Jumpin Jacks and Jills 4 week program will help your pre-schooler develop fitness techniques via dance, games, balancing skills, and even memory. We will conclude with a healthy refreshment! Registration required by January 3. AGES: 2–5 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, January 22 TIME: 4:30–6:30 p.m. FEE: $3 per child LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Martin Luther King Garden Project NEW!

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measuring, following instructions and help us add more raised beds to our Rocksprings Garden! AGES: 6–13 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, January 22 TIME: 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Peacemaker Training NEW!

Learn how to turn disagreements into opportunities. Make communication skills your best tools for getting what you want, solving problems, and building relationships. Registration required. AGES: 12–17 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, January 22– February 26 TIME: 5:30–7:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Crafty Kidz Jewelry Making Class NEW!

Learn in this kid-instructed class, how to make cool jewelry for yourself or make that special Valentine’s Day gift for mom! Registration required. Ages: 8–12 Program Date : Saturday, February 12 Time: 10:30 a.m.–noon Fee: Free Location: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Fun Filled Fat Tuesday NEW!

You’ve never celebrated Mardi Gras like this! We will create traditional Mardi Gras crafts & enjoy king cake, but we will also have a lying contest, a dance contest & have our first ever Mardi Gras Tree! Registration required by January 28. AGES: 6–13 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, February 12 TIME: 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Fun and Messy Art Play! NEW!

Want to let your kid’s explore their creative side, without the mess? We’ll give them the opportunity with our fun and messy art exploration including paint, sand, bubbles and other crafty basics. Send your child in messy clothing, so that we can have a blast! Registration required by Monday, January 28.

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Wednesday, February 13 10:00 –11:30 am FEE: $3 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602 PROGRAM DATE: TIME:

Big Hearts & Lots of Love Valentine Treasure Hunt NEW!

Forget the traditional Valentine bash, and come find clues, solve riddles and look for sweet treasures hidden within our own treasured Memorial Park. Registration Deadline January 31 AGES: 6–12 PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, February 14 TIME: 4:00–5:30 p.m. FEE: $3 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Dish & Swish Basketball Competition NEW! Basketball skills competition AGES: Grades 1–6 PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, February 16 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613 -3593

Calling All Presidents Birthday Bash NEW!

Did you know that one of our presidents got stuck in the White House bathroom? Or President Grant was issued a speeding ticket with a horse & buggy? Participants will play random presidential trivia game, then celebrate with a birthday bash. AGES: 6–13 PROGRAM DATE: Monday, February 18 TIME: 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Centers, 706-613-3602

Black History Month Trivia

Enter your team in our Black History Challenge. Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. AGES: 6–12 PROGRAM DATE: Friday, February 22 TIME: 4:30–6:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3602


LAt e W i n t e r / S p r i n g R e g i s t r at i o n b e g i n s

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” —Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You! Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with whimsical crafts, hilarious games, quirky refreshments and of course tons of rhymes. Registration required by Tuesday, February 26. AGES: 2–5 PROGRAM DATE: Friday, March 1 TIME: 10:00–11:30 a.m. FEE: $3 per child LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

10:00–11:30 a.m. $3 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602 TIME: FEE:

adults

general recreation

Dr. Seuss Birthday Fun NEW!

Saturday december 1 f o r ACC r e s i d e n t s

Memorial Park Dog Obedience

Dog obedience training at its best for both the canines and their human owners! Pre-registration required. Call St. Paddy’s Leprechaun Friday! 706-613-3580 to register or visit www. Join us for a day of St. Patrick’s Day k9insight.biz for more information. activities. We’ll make green cookies, AGES: 18 and older (participants younger craft activities, & search for hidden than 18 must be accompanied by a parent/ Leprechaun’s throughout the center. guardian) AGES: 6–12 Program Dates: Tuesday evenings for 7 PROGRAM DATE: Friday, March 15 weekly sessions. Start date TBD. TIME: 4:00–5:30 p.m. Times: Puppy class (puppies 5 months FEE: $2 and under) 6:30–7:45 p.m.; Basic class (5 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community months and older) 6:30–7:45 p.m. and Center & Parkview Community Center, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.; Advanced Obedience 706-613-3602 Gaming Around the Globe! NEW! 7:30–8:30 p.m. This program includes four weeks of Introduction to Disc Golf FEE: $100 ACC resident; The participants will learn the basic $120 Non-resident experimenting with games from around skills, rules, and strategies of Disc Golf. LOCATION: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580 the globe. Learn about other cultures, AGES: 8–15 traditions and unique games played Contra Dances PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, starting March around the world. Each week we will Learn the folk art of Contra Dance 21 focus on a different country or region with the Athens Folk Music and TIME: 4:00–5:00 p.m. and the specific games that they play! Dance Society. Dances are held in the FEE: Free Registration required by February 25. Recreation Hall and feature a caller and AGES: 6–13 LOCATION: East Athens Community live band. Lesson for beginners is held PROGRAM DATE: Mondays, March 4–March 25 Center, 706-613-3593 before each dance. TIME: 4:00 p.m. Wacky Olympics! NEW! AGES: 18 and older (under 18 must be FEE: $2 per class No special skills required for our wacky accompanied by a parent/guardian) LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, Program Dates: Third Saturday each version of Olympic games! We will 706-613-3602 month–upcoming dances are January 19, have a Frisbee discus throw, leap frog Cool Kids Art! February 16, March 16 & April 20 long jump, shot put pies, potato races Bring your old jeans, t-shirts or belts to TIME: 7:00–11:30 p.m. and other FEE: $7 per person (no charge for particitransform them utilizing tie dye, hot glue, such craziness. AGES: 6–13 pants younger than 12 years of age) fabric paints and more! Registration PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, April 18 LOCATION: Memorial Park , 706-613-3580 required by February 18. AGES: 8–13 TIME: 4:00 p.m. Peacemaker Training NEW! PROGRAM DATE: Friday, March 8 FEE: $2 per class Learn how to turn disagreements into TIME: 4:30–6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Rocksprings Community opportunities. Make communication FEE: $2 Center, 706-613-3602 skills your best tools for getting what you LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Earth Day want, solving problems, and building Center & Parkview Community Center, Learn about recycling, play earth relationships. Registration required. 706-613-3602 AGES: 18 and older awareness games, as well as planting The Great Train Expo After School PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, January 22– & harvesting in our Rocksprings Reward Trip NEW! February 26 garden, and create your own tin can This program is open to our Rocksprings herb garden for your window seal. TIME: 7:00–9:00 p.m. AGES: 6–12 FEE: Free & Parkview Community Center afterLOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 school program participants. As a reward PROGRAM DATE: Monday, April 22 FEE: Free to our best participants, 10 after school LOCATION: Rocksprings Community attendees will be selected via staff and Center and Parkview Community volunteers to attend The Great Train Center, 706-613-3602 Expo in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria. AGES: 3–5 PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 9 Visit athensclarkecounty.com/leisure for details on these and other programs

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Active Adults

Active Adult Trips

Senior Bingo

Blackstock Winery

Bingo Games with prizes and refreshments. AGES: 55 and older PROGRAM DATE: Fourth Tuesday of every month TIME: 10:00 a.m.–Noon FEE: $4 LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706- 613-3593

Active Adult Health Chat

Learn about and discuss a variety of health-related topics including diabetes, heart health, high blood pressure, stroke, and more. AGES: 55 years and older PROGRAM DATE: TBA TIME: 11:30 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

BINGO is BACK!

Let’s celebrate 2013 by getting back in our BINGO groove. We will have great prizes, wonderful snacks and, as always, enjoy the friendly competition. Registration is required. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Every third Tuesday of the month TIME: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FEE: $4 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Tai Chi

Improve your flexibility, and increase stamina, balance, and coordination by joining our Tai Chi Thursdays. Beginners are always welcome and seniors may join this class at any time. Call 706-613-3602 to register. AGES: 50 and older Program Date: This is an ongoing class on Thursdays, beginning January 3 TIME: 10:00–11:00 a.m. FEE: $3 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

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Georgia is quickly becoming known for its masterful production of wine. Experience the elegance of Georgia’s wine country with us first hand as we taste some of Georgia’s finest while enjoying stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Registration is required by January 22 AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, January 29 TIME: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. FEE: $10 ACC resident; $15 non-resident Location: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Smith House, Dahlonega Gold Museum & Chocolatiers

Mmm-mmmm, good! We’ll travel to Dahlonega and enjoy lunch at the famous Smith House Restaurant where platters are piled high with Southern delicacies and served family style. After lunch, we’ll visit the Dahlonega Gold Museum to learn about the Georgia Gold Rush and mining. We’ll finish up with a visit to two of Dahlonega’s famous chocolatiers and enjoy a few samples! AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, January 31 TIME: 9:30 a.m.–approx. 5:00 p.m. FEE: $30 per person. (covers transportation, lunch and museum admission) LOCATION: Depart from & return to Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street Registration: Pre-registration required and ends Tuesday, January 22. Maximum of 20 registrants. Call 706-613-3580 to register.

Universal Soul Circus

The Universal Soul Circus is the most interactive circus in the world! Join us on this trip to explore pop, jazz, gospel, R and B with some of the world’s most entertaining performers. Registration required by January 25. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, February 22 TIME: TBD FEE: TBD LOCATION: Depart Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

Senior Trip to Lavonia

We’ll take a guided tour along the “Quilt Trail” that tells the story of Lavonia and visit the recently restored Burgess Historical Cemetery. We’ll enjoy a home-cookin’ lunch at Mama Lynn’s and visit the boutiques and shops on the town square. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, February 22 TIME: 9:30 a.m.–approx. 3:30 p.m. FEE: $12 per person. (Covers tours, lunch on own) LOCATION: Depart from & return to Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street Registration: Pre-registration required and ends Thursday, February 14. Maximum of 20 registrants. Call 706-613-3580 to register.

Swinging in The Vines Music Series: Helen, GA

Let’s enjoy shopping and exploring Helen. Afterwards, we’ll visit Helen’s outdoor amphitheater to listen to music from local and non-local musicians, alike. A complimentary wine tasting from local vineyards is included. Senior Trip to the Tubman African Registration is required by March 1. American Museum AGES: 50 and older Take a journey from Africa to America! PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 16 The Tubman African American Museum TIME: TBD is the Southeast’s largest museum is FEE: TBD dedicated to the Art, History and Culture Departure LOCATION: Rocksprings Community of African Americans. Lunch is on your Center, 706-613-3602 own at Ole Times Country Buffet. AGES: 55 and older Senior Trip to Washington, GA PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, February 21 Spend the day in historic Washington, TIME: 9:00 a.m. GA touring the Historical Museum, FEE: $11 ACC resident; $17 Non-resident enjoy a tour around town with a step-on LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 guide, grab lunch downtown, and visit the Callaway Plantation on our

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spring weather at the city’s favorite free festival. Lunch is on your own at Golden Corral. AGES: 55 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, April 19 TIME: 9:00 a.m. FEE: $5 ACC resident; $8 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Sister Act

What’s funnier than a bunch of whacky nuns? A bunch of whacky nuns onstage! This is a divine musical comedy that Senior Trip to the Conyers Cherry will be enjoyed at Atlanta’s Fabulous Blossom Festival Fox Theater. Registration required by The Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival March 22. celebrates fun, family and tradition with AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 27 live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, and much more. Lunch is on your own at TIME: TBD FEE: TBD Golden Corral. AGES: 55 and older Departure LOCATION: Rocksprings PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 23 Community Center, 706-613-3602 TIME: 9:00 a.m. FEE: $5 ACC resident; $8 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Savannah Seafood Festival

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return trip. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, March 21 TIME: 8:30 a.m.– approx. 5:00 p.m. FEE: $15 per person (covers all admissions, lunch on your own). LOCATION: Depart from & return to Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street Registration : Pre-registration required and ends Wednesday, March 13. Minimum of 8, Maximum of 22 registrants.

Saturday december 1 f o r ACC r e s i d e n t s

Due to popular request, we have put together a wonderful trip to attend May’s Savannah Seafood Festival. This festival is traditionally held the first or second week of May. Registration required by April 18 by calling 706-613-3602. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: TBD TIME: TBD FEE: TBD LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, December 5

Senior Trip to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Enjoy fine art, live entertainment ranging from music to comedy, a variety of food offerings and the fantastic Atlanta

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 up to 25 children 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 new air-conditioned Zoo Operations Building, a custom zoo tour and educational animal program, and a Bear Hollow t-shirt. Call 706-613-3616 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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Nature/Science Education all ages

Second Saturday Storytime

Join Nature Center staff on the second Saturday of each month for nature stories. Learn about the woods, turtles, butterflies and more. AGES: For families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Saturdays, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13 TIME: 2:30 p.m. (approximately 30-minute program) FEE: Free LOCATION: Education & Visitor Center, Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Naturalist’s Walks

Join Nature Center staff on Saturday mornings for a walk around the property to see what we can discover. Bring your camera and binoculars. AGES: All (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Saturdays, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20 TIME: 10:00–11:00 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Nature’s Trading Post

The trading post is open! Trade the one or two objects you have found in nature in exchange for points or other nature objects in our collection. AGES: All (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Saturdays, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20 TIME: 11:00 a.m.–Noon FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Open House “Explore our New Exhibits” for Teachers/Scout Leaders

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Adults

Saturday, January 19 TIME: 2:00–4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0 PROGRAM DATE:

Open House “Log House”

Explore the past as you visit our circa 1810 Log House. Warm up by a fire and enjoy activities from long ago. Join us for a few minutes or hours! AGES: For families (children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, January 26 TIME: 1:00–4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Family Program “Owl Prowl”

Learn about these feathered nocturnal animals and search for owls that inhabit our woods during an evening hike. AGES: For families (children 4 years and older) PROGRAM DATE: Friday, February 15 TIME: 6:30–8:00 p.m. FEE: $7 ACC resident family; $10 Non-resident family LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Journey through the Stars for Families

Join us for a planetarium program in the new Sky Center. We will journey through the night sky and explore the great beyond. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, February 23 TIME: 2:00–3:00 p.m. FEE: $7 ACC resident family; $10 Non-resident family LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Family Program: Animal Appetites

Interested in learning what the animals This open house encourages educators at Sandy Creek eat? Join us for a morning of learning about the animals’ needs and and youth leaders to explore and learn all about our new exhibits. Discover how participate in feeding the critters. you can use these resources for your class. AGES: For families (no children younger 20

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Family Program “Froggie Spring Fling”

Join us for an evening of amphibian hunting. We’ll learn about the amphibians we can find here, and then search the nature center property for newts, salamanders and frogs. AGES: For Families (children 4 years and older) PROGRAM DATE: Friday, April 5 TIME: 7:00–9:00 p.m. FEE: $7 ACC resident family; $10 Non-resident family LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Kids and Teens

Knee High Naturalists

Classes include hiking, crafts, meeting live animals and other activities. Dress for both indoors and outdoors. AGES: 3–5, with adult PROGRAM DATE: Alternate Wednesdays, January 9 to April 17 TIME: 3:30–4:30 p.m. FEE: $24 ACC-Resident; $36 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Naturalist Assistant Program Training

This program is for teens who are interested in all aspects of working at a Nature Center-from learning about animals to teaching visitors (especially kids) about nature. AGES: 13–18 PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, February 2 TIME: 1:00–5:00 p.m. FEE: Free (Pre-register by calling Kate Mowbray at 706-613-3615, ext. 231 by Tuesday, January 29) LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0


l at e w i n t e r / s p r i n g R e g i s t r at i o n b e g i n s

This program 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. AGES: 18 months–2 years (accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28; Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 TIME: 10:00–10:45 a.m. FEE: $12 ACC resident; $18 Non-resident; LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Home School Science: for Younger Students

Home school students and parents are invited to explore interactive learning stations, lessons and a hike. Theme changes monthly. Pre-registration required. Ages: 5–9 (accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Wednesdays, January 16, February 13, March 27, April 24, May 22 TIME: 10:00 a.m.–Noon FEE: Per session: $4 ACC resident per student; $6 Non-resident per student LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Home School Science: for Older Students

Home school students and parents are invited to explore interactive learning stations, lessons and a hike. Theme changes each month. Sign up for one or all four programs. Pre-registration required. AGES: 10–18, with adult PROGRAM DATE: Fridays, January 25, February 8, March 29, April 19, May 17 TIME: 10:00 a.m.–Noon FEE: Per session: $4 ACC resident per student; $6 Non-resident per student LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Adult and Teens

Oconee Rivers Audubon Society Monthly Meetings

Each month features an interesting talk and reports of local bird sightings. Nonmembers are welcome! AGES: 13 and older PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4 TIME: 7:00–9:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Oconee Rivers Audubon Society Spring Bird Hikes

nature/science education

Babies and Beasties Series

Saturday december 1 f o r ACC r e s i d e n t s

Join the local chapter of the Audubon society for a spring bird hike. Nonmembers are welcome! Each hike is a different location. Bring your binoculars! AGES: 13 and older PROGRAM DATE: For more information, visit www.oconeeriversaudubonsociety.org TIME: Meet at designated location by 8:00 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Journey through the Stars for Adults

Join us for our planetarium program in the new Sky Center. We will journey through the night sky and explore the great beyond. AGES: Adult PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, February 28 TIME: 6:30–7:30 p.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Summer Employment Apply for a summer job with the ACC Leisure Services Department. The Department will hire approximately 100 summer staff including camp counselors and lifeguards. Apply early! Job listings will be posted in January 2013 at www.athensclarkecounty.com/jobs.

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Special Events/ Holiday Events all ages

Martin Luther King Sunday Community Celebration Event

The Sunday Community Celebration and will include a variety of music, dance and spoken word, as well as remarks by community speakers and hands-on art activities for the whole family. AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Sunday, January 20 TIME: 2:00–4:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

“Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off”

“Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off” is the slogan for the Monday day of service co-sponsored by countless community organizations held in honor of the MLK Holiday. For more information: http:/handsonnortheastgeorgia.com/ athensmlk/ AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Monday, January 21 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–noon FEE: Free LOCATION: Various project sites throughout the community

Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend

This program is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages. We’ll count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, February 16 TIME: 2:00–4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

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considered pioneers in their jobs. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Sunday, February 17 TIME: 3:00–5:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Groundhog Day Celebration

Will Gus, Bear Hollow’s resident groundhog, predict an early spring for Georgia? We will have a live feeding demonstration (if he decides to come out of hibernation), crafts, story time, information about woodchucks/groundhogs and cocoa to keep you warm. AGES: All Program Date: Saturday, February 2 TIME: 9:00–11:00 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Woodchuck exhibit in Bear Hollow Zoo, 706-613-3616

Frog Hop 5K Road Race

Help support the Nature Center by entering the 8th annual 5K run/walk and 1 mile Tadpole Fun Run. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Sunday, February 17 TIME: Fun Run: 2:00 p.m. 5K: 2:30 p.m. Registration: Entry forms available at Sandy Creek Nature Center or register online at www.active.com FEE: $15 ($20 after Thursday, February 7) Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615, ext. 235

St. Patrick’s Day Snake Celebration

St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. Therefore we’ll discuss all things ‘snake’ this afternoon! Come learn facts about snake species, bust a few myths, and encounter some live snakes, too. Don’t forget to wear green! AGES: All Program Date: Sunday, March 17 TIME: 2:00–4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo, 706-613-3616

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Kids and Teens

Breakfast with the Bunny!

Join the Easter Bunny for breakfast, and enjoy crafts & activities for children as well as the chance to talk to the Bunny himself! (Photo included). Registration ends Wednesday, March 27. Space is limited to 40 people per session. AGES: For families, children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult Program Date: Saturday, March 30 Times: 9:00–9:45 a.m. OR 10:00–10:45 a.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident, $12 Non-resident. Children age 2 & under admitted free (registration still required). LOCATION: Memorial Park Recreation Hall, 706-613-3580

Easter Egg Hunt

The children will look for eggs and receive prizes. AGES: 5–12 PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 30 TIME: 11:00 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Easter Egg–Stravaganza

Join us for a fun-filled Easter Celebration! Compete for prizes in a variety of activities, and of course, hunt for elusive Easter eggs! AGES: 6–10 PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 30 TIME: 11:30 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 follow us on facebook: Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services


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SPECIAL EVENTS/HOLIDAY EVENTS

Adults

Blindfolded Easter Egg Hunt!

Why should the kids have all the fun? Teams of two will compete for prizes by hunting for Easter eggs! Sounds easy right? Well, there’s a twist: the person searching must be blindfolded and verbally guided by a teammate! AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, March 30 TIME: Noon FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Visit Lake Chapman Paddle or canoe around picturesque Lake Chapman at Sandy Creek Parkthis spring in one of these special programs: Nighttime Paddle Friday, April 19 from 9:00–11:00 p.m. or Family Morning Paddle Saturday, April 20 from 9:00–11:00 p.m. $8 ACC resident; $5 ACC resident with own boat $12 Non-resident; $8 Non-resident with own boat

Registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, December 5

Call 706-613-3631 to register www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreekpark

Volunteer Today! Become an ACC Leisure Services STAR Department Volunteer! Do you like Service That Always Rewards? Do you enjoy art, nature, sports, or the theatre? ACC Leisure Services has a volunteer activity for you. Volunteers are needed to usher at Athens Creative Theatre and Morton Theatre productions; serve as youth sports coaches and trail guides; help with special events; assist with trail maintenance, and much more. Visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/volunteer for a list of current opportunities or call 706-613-3620 for more details. Groups welcome!

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Sports Kids & Teens Gymnastics

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 PROGRAM DATE: January 11–April 26 (No programs March 15, 29, or April 12) TIME: 10:00–11:30 a.m. (new time) FEE: $5 per child per visit for 1 hour 30 minutes for ACC resident; $7.50 per child per visit for 1 hour 30 minutes for Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park Gym, 706-613-3589 Registration: Day of Program

Parent and Tot Gymnastics

With parental help, each child explores, discovers, receives positive reinforcement, meets new friends and learns movement skills and concepts. Weekly themes help introduce each child to the exciting world of movement education and basic gymnastics. AGES: 18–29 months and 30–42 months PROGRAM DATE: January 8–April 24 (No classes March 11–13) TIME: Call 706-613-3589 for schedule FEE: $87 ACC resident; $131 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

Bednastics!

A special evening class for students and their caregivers where weekly themes help introduce each child to the exciting world of movement education and basic gymnastics! Class will begin with music followed by gymnastics and will end with a short story. AGES: 12–42 months PROGRAM DATE: January 7–April 29 (no class January 21 or March 11) TIME: Monday, 6:25–7:10 p.m. 24

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Toddler Gymnastics

Come and be a part of the number one toddler program! This program is similar to our Parent and Tot program except students participate without assistance (students must have either participated in our Parent and Tot program or attend day school to be eligible). AGES: 30–42 months PROGRAM DATE: January 7–May 4 (No classes January 21, March 11–16, March 30, or April 13) TIME: Call 706-613-3589 for schedule FEE: $105 ACC resident; $158 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

Shooting Stars

The gymnasts will learn skills and routines on all four events and will compete these routines in a special competition during the session. While no evaluation is required for participation in this class, previous gymnastics experience is required. AGES: 4 and 5 (age as of September 1 of current school year) PROGRAM DATE: January 7–April 29 (No classes January 21 or March 11–16) TIME: Monday, 4:00 p.m.–4:55 p.m. Thursday, 5:00 p.m.–5:55 p.m. FEE: $105 ACC resident; $158 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park Gym, 706-613-3589

All-Stars

The gymnasts will learn skills and routines on all four events and will Preschool Gymnastics compete these routines in a special Weekly themes make each class competition during the session. unique, safe and fun. Students are Evaluation is required. AGES: 5–7 (Age as of September 1 of challenged through obstacle courses. current school year) A new gymnastics skill is introduced PROGRAM DATE: January 8–April 25 (no each week. AGES: classes March 12 or 14) 30–42 months TIME: Tuesday and Thursday, PROGRAM DATE: January 7–May 4 4:30–5:55 p.m. (No classes January 21, March 11–16, FEE: $140 ACC resident; $210 March 30, or April 13) Non-resident TIME: Call 706-613-3589 for schedule LOCATION: Bishop Park Gym, FEE: $105 ACC resident; $158 706-613-3589 Non-resident Gym Stars LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 This class is part of our Rec League School Aged Gymnastics program. The Gym Stars gymnasts Classes for boys and girls are offered will learn skills and routines on all at convenient times. Each student is four events and will compete these taught skills in progression on routines in a special competition. In each apparatus. addition to competing at Bishop Park, AGES: 30–42 months this team will also travel to compete PROGRAM DATE: January 7–May 4 against other gyms in the metro (No classes January 21, March 11–16, Atlanta area. Evaluation is required. March 30, or April 13) AGES: 8 and older (age as of September 1 TIME: Call 706-613-3589 for schedule of current school year) FEE: $105 ACC resident; PROGRAM DATE: January 8–April 25 (no $158 Non-resident classes March 12 or 14) LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

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Kids & Teens Sports

Youth Soccer

This is a co-ed recreational league designed for players to learn, develop and apply fundamental soccer skills. We are looking for parents to coach teams! Team t-shirt provided. Registration ends Wednesday, February 13. Call 706-613-3589 for details. AGES: 4–12 (children must be 4 years old prior to March 1, 2013 to register) PROGRAM DATE: February 26–May 9, no games or practice the week of March 11 Practices: U6 Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., U8 Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., U10 Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and U12 Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. U6 practices: 45 minutes. All other team practices: 1 hour Game Days: Saturdays, beginning on March 7 at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident Game LOCATION: Southeast Clarke Park

Indoor Soccer

This is a very informal co-ed recreational league designed for players to develop and maintain skills in the off season. Children will practice for 30 minutes and play a 30 minute scrimmage game each week. Registration ends January 2. AGES: 4–7 (children must be 4 years old prior to January 1, 2013 to register) PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, January 8– Tuesday, February 12 Practices: U6 Tuesdays at 5:30–6:00 p.m. practice, 6:00–6:30 p.m., scrimmage U8 Thursdays at 5:30–6:00 p.m. practice, 6:00–6:30 p.m., scrimmage Fee: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Sportstime

Children will learn games, drills and relay races to introduce the player to soccer, football, basketball, golf, kickball, lacrosse and more. Participants will learn basic rules and fundamental skills of each game. Participants

must bring a water bottle, and wear tennis shoes. Call 706-613-3589 for details. AGES: 3–5 (children must be 3 years old prior to January 1st) PROGRAM DATE: Monday classes will meet April 1–May 6, Tuesday classes will meet April 2–May 7 TIME: 4:45–5:30 p.m. FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident LOCATION: Mondays at Bishop Park, Tuesdays at Southeast Clarke Park. Participants may register for the Monday class or the Tuesday (not both).

Youth Basketball

This instructional co-ed program will teach the art of dribbling, passing, shooting and playing defense along with good sportsmanship. Call 706-208-0185 for details. AGES: 5–12 Program Date: Wednesday, January 2– Saturday, March 2 Game Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Game Days: Saturdays Practices Begin : Wednesday, January 2 Games Begin: Saturday, January 19 FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident LOCATIONS: East Athens Community Center and Lay Park Registration: Lay Park and East Athens Community Center, and Bishop Park Registration Ends: Thursday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Pitch, Hit & Run

PITCH, HIT & RUN encourages youth participation and emphasize the “FUN” element of baseball competition. Participants compete in three aspects of baseball: pitching, hitting & running. AGES: 7–14 PROGRAM DATE: Friday, April 26 TIME: 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Adult Gymnastics

SPORTS

Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30–5:55 p.m $140 ACC resident; $210 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park Gym, 706-613-3589 TIME:

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Adult Tumbling

Calling all former gymnasts, cheerleaders or 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. Ages: 15 and older Date: January 9–April 24 (no class March 13) Time: Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.–8:25 p.m. Fee: $140 ACC resident; $210 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park Gym, 706-613-3589

Adult Sports

Spring Softball

Get off that couch, dust off that old glove and join your friends and co-workers for some adult softball fun Call 706-208-0185 for details. AGES: TBD Season: Monday, March 11–Thursday, June 6 (weather permitting) Playoffs: Monday, June 10–Thursday, June 13 (weather permitting) Registration: Monday–Thursday, February 11–28 at Bishop Park 2:00– 6:00 p.m. and East Athens Community Park 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FEE: $500 Game LOCATIONS: : Bishop Park and Southeast Clarke Park

Therapeutic

Special Olympics Bowling

Get your bowling ball and shoes ready to “strike out” with us! Call 706-613-3580 to obtain a medical form. These must be completed prior to participating. AGES: Individuals with cognitive disabilities, age 21 and older PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, starting April 11 TIME: 4:30–6:00 p.m. FEE: $3.75/game, payable directly to Showtime Bowl LOCATION: Showtime Bowl

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ACC Leisure Services

Parks & Facilities Morton Theatre 195 West Washington Street / 706-613-3770 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

East Athens Community Center 400 McKinley Drive / 706-613-3593

Arts and Crafts Room, Computer Lab, Fitness Room, Full Service Kitchen, Game Room, Gymnasium, Meeting Room, 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

Football/Soccer Fields, Nature Trails, Picnic Shelter, Softball Field

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

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

Memorial Park 293 Gran Ellen Drive / 706-613-3580

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

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

North Oconee River Greenway 205 Old Commerce Road / 706-613-3615, ext. 242:

Aguar Plaza, Dudley Park, Fishing, Heritage Interpretive Trail, Multi-Purpose Areas, Nature Trails, North Oconee River Park, Paved Walking Trail, Picnic Areas, and Riverside Parks

Parkview Community Center Parkview Homes / 706-613-3601

Multi-Purpose Room, Outdoor Basketball Court

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, Multi-Purpose Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Picnic Pavilion, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse

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

Visitor and Education Center (formerly ENSAT), ADA Trail, Class Rooms, Gift Shop, Library Resource Room, 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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ACC Leisure Services Facilities & Parks

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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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:

Late Winter/Spring 2013 Program Registration Begins: Saturday, December 1, 2012: (ACC residents) Wednesday, December 5, 2012: (Non-residents) Camp registration is staggered beginning March 23 Visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/camps for details

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 cancelled 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).

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.

• Refund requests must include a Refund Request Form and 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.

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ACC LEISURE SERVICES ADMINISTRATION administrative office The Allen House 205 Old Commerce Road 706-613-3800 scholarship information 706-613-3800 www.athensclarkecounty.com/ leisure

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