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Athens Clarke County Leisure Services Department

Summer 2012 MAY - AUGUST 2012

Program & Events Guide

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THE STAR SPANGLED CLASSIC RETURNS JULY 4, 2012!

Oh Say, Can You See... THE STAR SPANGLED CLASSIC RETURNS JULY 4, 2012! Celebrate Independence Day with the Star Spangled Classic in Bishop Park! Enjoy live music, delicious food, great games and new this year, a Children’s Patriotic Parade! Kids ages 10 and younger are invited to decorate their tricycles, bicycles, and other non-motorized modes of transportation in the spirit of the holiday and “parade” through Bishop Park on the walking paths.

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Last Chance: April Events

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Arts Program

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Camps and Mini Camps

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Fitness and Wellness

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General Recreation

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“July is National Park and Recreation Month!”

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Nature/Science Education

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Outdoor Recreation

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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

The parade through the park kicks off the evening’s activities at 5:30, and a spectacular fireworks display, presented by Athens First Bank and Trust tops the evening off at dark. In between, families and friends can enjoy live music, food, games and contests.. Keep up to date on details of the event on the Star Spangled Classic page at www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure and Facebook.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

SITE SPONSOR

ON THE COVER: The Independence Day celebration, the Star Spangled Classic, returns to Bishop Park this summer! Photos by Mike Wharton

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Theatre Class: Monologues and More!

This class will use monologues, readers’ theatre skits, and improvisational scenarios to explore the benefits of drama; augment basic acting techniques, teach comedic timing, speech, and elocution, plus add to participants’ improvisational flexibility. AGES: Teens-Adults PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, April 10-May 15 (6 2-hour classes TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m. FEE: $50 ACC resident; $75 Non-resident LOCATION: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

Theatre Class: Monologues and More! for Cognitively Disabled

This class will use monologues, readers’ theatre skits, and improvisational scenarios to explore the benefits of drama; augment basic acting techniques, teach comedic timing, speech, and elocution, plus add to participants’ improvisational flexibility. Reading and speaking abilities necessary. AGES: Teens-Adults PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, April 10-May 15 (6 1-hour classes TIME: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. FEE: $30 ACC resident; $40 Non-resident LOCATION: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

37th Juried Exhibition

A professionally oriented art competition open to Athens area artists working in all visual media. This exhibition promises to be a wide range of high quality artworks in a variety of media, styles and concepts – something for everyone to love. AGES: All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult DATES: February 19 – April 21 TIMES : Tuesday and Thursday: Noon – 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Caribbean Night

Presented by UGA’s Caribbean Student Association A showcase of Caribbean culture through dance, music, food, and singing. AGES: All Ages EVENT DATES: Friday, April 13 TIME: Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Show at 7:30 p.m. ADMISSION: $5 UGA Students; $7 NonStudents Tickets are available by phone at the UGA Tate Center Cashier’s Window at 706-542-8074 and at the Morton Theatre on the day of the show LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Dreams, Contact Dance Company, the Modern Pin Ups, and the Dancefx Tap Ensemble, as well as the Dancefx Studio Program Classes. AGES: All Ages EVENT DATES: Friday, April 20– Saturday, April 21 TIME: Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday 4:30 p.m. (adult program classes), and 7:30 p.m. ADMISSION: $15 Adults, $11 Students, $10 Dfx Students NOT in the show, $5 Performer tickets (bleacher seating) LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Ugapalooza 2012

Nighttime Paddle

Presented by the UGA Accidentals The annual a cappella invitational concert hosted by the UGA Accidentals. www.ugaaccidentals.com AGES: All Ages EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 14 TIME: TBA ADMISSION: TBA LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Second Saturday Storytime

Join Nature Center staff for a different nature story each month this spring. Learn about the woods, turtles, butterflies, and much more! AGES: For families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult). PROGRAM DATES: Saturday, April 14 TIME: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration required

“The Underworld” 2012 FX Spring Concert

Presented by Dancefx www.dancefx.org Take a journey beneath the surface and back with Dancefx! Presenting Dancefx Concert Dance Company with Sweet

LAST CHANCE: APRIL EVENTS

Last Chance: April Events

Come and experience the full moon on Lake Chapman as we paddle around the lake during this nightly summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes and kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks, only. AGES: 12 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, April 20 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident; $5 ACC resident with own boat $12 Non-resident $8 Non-resident with own boat LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

Naturalist’s Walk

Join us for a walk around the property to see what’s changing and getting ready for spring! Bring your camera and/or binoculars. AGES: All ages welcome, but an adult must accompany children under 13 PROGRAM DATES: Saturday, April 21 TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration required LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615

Nature’s Trading Post

The trading post is open! Trade the one or two objects you have found in nature for points or other nature objects in our collection. Visit our website for information about what are acceptable trades. AGES: All ages (children under 13 with

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LAST CHANCE: APRIL EVENTS

Last Chance: April Events adult)

Saturday, April 21 TIME: 11:00 a.m. - Noon FEE: Free, Drop in, no pre-registration required LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 PROGRAM DATES:

Earth Day Craft-O-Rama NEW

Celebrate Earth Day and have fun creating beautiful arts & crafts projects using recycled materials from around the house! AGES: 6 – 10 PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 21 TIME: 11:00 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Animal Encounters

Meet some of Bear Hollow’s education ambassadors during a 15 -30 minute live animal presentation.

All Ages 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month TIME: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo 706-613-3616 AGES:

ART FOR ART’S SAKE... Each year, Lyndon House Arts Center (LHAC) presents continually changing art exhibitions in a wide range of media, styles and concepts. There is always so much variety in the five galleries that every visitor sees something that he or she will enjoy. All exhibitions are free and open to the public during LHAC operating hours, Tuesday and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to the amazing galleries, LHAC offers a diverse selection of art classes fro adults, children, and teens, annual festival events including Harvest Festival and Lickskillet Artist Market, countless special events, a historic house museum, and gallery shop featuring items by more than 90 area artists. Lyndon House Arts Center is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly, GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse or call 706-613-3623 for details.

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Turtle Show

This program will provide a chance to show off your pet turtles in a turtle show. Is your turtle the “Best in shell”? There will be seminars on the best ways to take care of turtles and the status of turtles around the world. AGES: All Ages Open House “Save the Frogs Day!” PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 28 Join us for a morning of exploring all TIME: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. about frogs. Come for a few minutes or LOCATION: Memorial Park Recreation Hall stay for a couple of hours. FEE: $3/person public viewing. AGES: For families (children under 13 must $5.00 / Turtle Contestant Registration (no be accompanied by an adult) limit) PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, April 28 REGISTRATION: Pre-registration required for TIME: 10:00 a.m. - Noon turtle show contestants. Call 706-613-3616 FEE: Free Ext. 22 to register and for contest details LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 PROGRAM DATES:

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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 TIMES: Tuesday and Thursday: Noon – 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

LHAC Gallery Shop

A wide variety of one-of-a-kind originals by over 85 Athens area artists, many with national reputations, including paintings, photography, individually designed textiles, jewelry, blown & fused glass, pottery and more. AGES: All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult DATES: Ongoing TIMES: Tuesday- Saturday: Noon – 5:00 p.m. LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

27th Annual Georgia Artists with Disabilities 2012 Winners

A touring exhibition comprised of ‘Best in Show’, ‘Distinguished Merit’ and ‘Honorable Mention’ award winners in the Georgia Artists with Disabilities Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Featuring 47 works by 37 artists from around the state, this exhibition includes drawings, fabric design, jewelry, metalsmithing, needlework, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, weaving and wood carving. Two works by Athens’

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Arts own Christopher J. Domis are traveling with this exhibition. One of his works was awarded with a ‘Best in Show’ designation. AGES: All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult DATES: June 5 – July 7, 2012 TIMES: Tuesday and Thursday: Noon – 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION : Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

AUDITIONS

The Wizard of Oz

Athens Creative Theatre will host auditions for this classic family musical. Call for an appointment for your time to shine. AGES: 8-adult (children, adults, seniors) AUDITIONS: Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 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.

Hot Corner Celebration and Soul Food Feast

Presented by the Hot Corner Association and sponsored in part by Athens Downtown Development Authority. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Friday–Saturday, May 4-5 TIME: Indoor events begin at 8:00 p.m. at the conclusion of the free outdoor events FEE: Concert, TBA; Saturday Festival admission is Free to the public

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

The Dancefx 2012 FX Spring Concert

Presented by The Dancefx Youth Program www.dancefx.org

Come enjoy the Dancefx Spring Studio Concert. The evening will include pieces from the Dancefx youth performance programs and companies. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Friday–Saturday, May 11-12 TIME: Friday at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday at 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. FEE: $16 Adults, $13 Students, $10 Dfx Students NOT in the show, $5 Performer tickets (bleacher seating) LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706- 613-3771

2012 Spring Graduation Ceremony

Classic City High School - PLC www.clarke.k12.ga.us/plc High school graduation ceremony for students who complete their academic requirements. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE : Wednesday, May 16 TIME: 6:30-8:00 p.m. FEE: Free tickets to this event must be secured through the school prior to the ceremony to ensure a seat. LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Flagpole Athens Music Awards

Presented by Flagpole Magazine www.flagpole.com Part of the annual AthFest music and art festival, this annual award ceremony honors local, Athens musicians. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, June 21 TIME: 8:00 p.m. FEE: TBA LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

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AQUATICS/POOLS

Aquatics/Pools POOL LOCATIONS

July 10 - July 27 9:00 a.m., 9:50 a.m., and 10:40 a.m. FEE: $33 ACC resident; $50 Non -resident For more information, please e-mail: ben. nyquist@athensclarkecounty.com or call 706-613-3801. SESSION 3: TIMES:

Bishop Park: 705 Sunset Dr East Athens Community Center: 400 McKinley Dr. Lay Park: 297 Hoyt St. Memorial Park: 293 Gran Ellen Dr. Rocksprings Park: 291 Henderson Ext.

Parent / Tot Swim School

Small group parent/tot swim lessons for children six months to age 3. Classes POOL SEASON are scheduled on a first come, first serve The Bishop Park, East Athens Community basis. Center, Memorial Park, and Rocksprings AGES: Parents with children 6 months - 3 Park pools open for the season on years Saturday, May 26, and are open on Sunday, DAYS AND DATES: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and May 27 and Memorial Day Monday, May Fridays (no Session 1): 28. SESSION 2: June 12 - 29 SESSION 3: July 10 - 27 Lay Park pool opens for the season on TIMES: 9:50 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. FEE: $33 ACC resident; $50 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park pool All pools are closed on Mondays for For more information, e-mail: maintenance. ben.nyquist@athensclarkecounty.com or call 706-613-3801.

POOL HOURS

Tuesday-Friday: 1:00 -5:30 p.m. Saturday: Noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Bishop Park Pool is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday only. The Bishop Park pool is open Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.)

POOL FEES $1 per person POOL PASSES: $20: Individual Pass; $30: Group/Family of Four Pass

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Swim School

ACC Leisure Services offers small group swim lessons for children at Bishop Park Pool. Classes are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. AGES: 3 and older DAYS AND DATES: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays SESSION 1: May 22 - June 8 SESSION 2: June 12 - June 29 6

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Adult Lap Swim

A certified lifeguard will be on duty. LOCATION: Bishop Park Pool AGES: Adults 18 and older DAYS AND DATES: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: May 22 – August 3 TIMES: 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FEE: $55 ACC resident; $83 Non-resident For more information, e-mail: ben. nyquist@athensclarkecounty.com or call 706-613-3801.

Dolphins Swim Team

ACC Leisure Services will once again team up with the University of Georgia’s Athens Bulldog Swim Club to provide a fun, competitive coed swim program. The program focuses on learning, developing and improving various swim strokes. Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the Bishop Park pool to register. Practices are held Monday through Friday at the Bishop Park pool. AGES: 5 –18 (Age Control Prior to June 1, 2012)

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May 21 – July 31 Monday – Friday MEET DATES: To Be Announced FEE: $55 ACC resident; $83 Non-resident For more information, e-mail: ben. nyquist@athensclarkecounty.com or call 706-613-3801. DATES:

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“Twinges in the Rusty Hinges” Aquatic Aerobics

Are there twinges of pain in your joints as you work out? Then join Kim SmithSaxton for wonderful low impact aerobic exercise in the pool! AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATES: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays beginning on May 29. TIMES: 6:00 -7:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. FEE: $5 per person per session LOCATION: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580

Pool Sports Party

Pool Basketball, Corn Hole, and other water sports will be scheduled during this water sport program. Refreshments and Prizes provided after games have ended. AGES: All ages PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, June 23 TIME: 3:30-5:00 p.m. FEE: $1 pool admission LOCATION: East Athens Community Center 706-613-3801

Pool Party

This program will show the appreciation to the community and end of the summer fun. AGES: 6 and older PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, July 28 TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. FEE: $1 LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613 -3593


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ARTS CAMPS - MINI CAMPS

Art Camp: Intriguing, Interesting India From the ornate jewelry and sculpture to the architecture, tapestries and fabrics, come with us as we discover the wonderful, artistic treasures found in India. Limit 24 AGES: 4-6 DATE: Monday-Friday: June 25-29 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 Non-resident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at Lyndon House Arts Center

Art Camp: Intriguing, Interesting India II

From the ornate jewelry and sculpture to the architecture, tapestries and fabrics, come with us as we discover the wonderful, artistic treasures found in India. Limit 24 AGES: 7-12 DATE: Monday-Friday: June 25 - 29 TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. FEE: $63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 non- resident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at Lyndon House Arts Center

Art Camp: It’s My Planet – Beautiful, Bold, Birds

Birds come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and varieties and are fascinating creatures. Let’s explore all these differences and similarities while we embrace the beauty they bring to our world. Limit 24 AGES: 7-12

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CAMPS AND MINI CAMPS

Camps & Mini Camps Art Camp: Teen Top Chef

What better combination than food and art, or food as art, or food presentation as art? We will combine it all in this fun camp where we will cook, draw, paint, make cookbooks, etc. ending in a friendly competition. Who will win Teen Top Art Camp: It’s My Planet – Beautiful, Chef? Limit 12 Bold, Birds II AGES: 13 and older Birds come in all shapes, sizes, colors, DATE: Monday-Friday: July 16 - 20 and varieties and are fascinating creaTIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. tures. Let’s explore all these differences FEE: $63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 and similarities while we embrace the non-resident plus $15 lab fee beauty they bring to our world. LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, Limit 24 706-613-3623 AGES: 7-12 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday March 31, 9:00 DATE: Monday-Friday: July 9 - 13 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; non-resiTIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. dents may register beginning Wednesday, FEE: $63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee. $95 April 4 at Lyndon House Arts Center Non-resident plus $15 lab fee Art Camp: The Colorful World of Eric LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, Carle 706-613-3623 Our paintings will have no color limits REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31, or rules as we explore the art of beloved 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; book artist Eric Carle. Let’s go where non-residents may register beginning horses can be blue, caterpillars very Wednesday, April 4 at Lyndon House Arts hungry, and chameleons can be mixed Center up. Limit 24 Art Camp: Teen Drawing and Fantasy AGES: 4-6 Illustration DATE: Monday-Friday: June 11 - 15 Award winning artist and illustrator; TIME: 9:00 a.m. – noon Mark Helwig and highly acclaimed artist FEE: $63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 and teacher; Toni Carlucci combine non- resident plus $15 lab fee to provide a dynamic art and drawing LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, experience for teens interested in taking 706-613-3623 their drawing to the next level. Limit 24 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31, AGES: 12 and older 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; DATE: Monday-Friday: June 18 - 22 Non-residents may register beginning TIME: 1:00– 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at Lyndon House Arts FEE: $63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 Center non- resident plus $15 lab fee Art Camp: The Colorful World of Eric LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, Carle III 706-613-3623 Our paintings will have no color limits or REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31, rules as we explore the art of beloved book 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; artist Eric Carle. Let’s go where horses Non-residents may register beginning can be blue, caterpillars very hungry, and Wednesday, April 4 at Lyndon House Arts chameleons can be mixed up. Limit 24 Center AGES: 4-6 DATE: Monday-Friday, July 23 - 27 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. TIME: 9:00 a.m. - noon

$63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 non- resident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 FEE:

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$63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 non- resident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 FEE:

Art Camp: The Colorful World of Eric Carle IV

Our paintings will have no color limits or rules as we explore the art of beloved book artist Eric Carle. Let’s go where horses can be blue, caterpillars very hungry, and chameleons can be mixed up. Limit 24 AGES: 7-12 DATE: Monday-Friday, July 23 - 27 TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. FEE : $63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 non- resident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at Lyndon House Arts Center

Art Camp: Creatures with Wings!

Bugs, Birds, Insects and more! We will have fun exploring all the wonderful, beautiful creatures with wings while we paint, draw, sculpt, and create. Limit 24 AGES: 4-6 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday, June 18-22 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–noon FEE: $63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 non- resident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Art Camp: Creatures with Wings! II

Bugs, Birds, Insects and more! We will have fun exploring all the wonderful, beautiful creatures with wings while we paint, draw, sculpt, and create. Limit 24 AGES: 4-6 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday, July 16-20 TIME: 9:00 a.m.–noon FEE: $63 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 non- resident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

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or rules as we explore the art of beloved book artist Eric Carle. Let’s go where horses can be blue, caterpillars very hungry, and chameleons can be mixed up. Limit 24 AGES: 7-12 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday, June 11-15 TIME: 1:00–4:00 p.m. FEE: $63 Resident plus $15 lab fee; $95 Nonresident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706- 613-3623

Dance Camp 1: Physical Fitness Camp

No dance training is required for participants. The main objective is to offer one week of Hip Hop, Step Dance, Line Dance, and creative movement classes that will entertain participants while developing coordination, and rhythm. AGES: 6-12 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: May 21-25 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Registration begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

Dance Camp 2: Movement Discovery (Group 1 & Group 2)

This camp is for the beginning to the moderately trained young dancer. The main objective is to offer one week of intensive training that will develop posture, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and rhythm. AGES: 6-12 PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday-Friday: May 29-June 1 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

Dance Camp 3: Movement Adventure (Group 1 & Group 2) This camp is for the beginning to the

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moderately trained young dancer. The main objective is to offer one week of intensive training that will develop posture, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and rhythm. AGES: 6-12 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: June 4 - 8 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

Dance Camp 4: Dance Exploration (Group 1 & Group 2)

This is an open level camp for the beginning to the lower intermediate level young dancer. The main objective is to offer one week of intensive training that will develop strength, flexibility, posture and placement, movement quality, rhythm, dance theory, and dance terminology. AGES: 8-15 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: June 11 - 15 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

Dance Camp 5: Dance Journey (Group 1 & Group 2)

This is an open level camp for the beginning to the lower intermediate level young dancer. The main objective is to offer one week of intensive training that will develop strength, flexibility, posture and placement, movement quality, rhythm, dance theory, and dance terminology. AGES: 8-15 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday:, June 18 - 22 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident: $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Begins Saturday, March


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Dance Camp 6: Ballet (Group 1 & 2)

Students must be familiar with basic barre, basic positions of the feet and arms, and basic center floor exercises. Emphasis will be placed on posture, placement, strengthening the point of the feet, improving the turn out, and strong and proper body alignment. Students will further develop their knowledge of ballet through vocabulary and movement that will challenge their ability to move precisely and gracefully. On the last day of camp, families will be invited to watch a ballet demonstration given by the students. AGES: 8-15 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: June 25 - 29 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

Dance Camp 7: Tap (Group 1 & Group 2)

Students must be familiar with basic tap steps such as the shuffle, flap, ball change, pull back, and riff. Students will learn a variety of tap rhythms ranging in Broadway tap, rhythm tap, and hoofing. Emphasis will be placed on learning the history of tap, tap vocabulary, improvisation, and choreography. On the last day of camp, families will be invited to watch a tap demonstration given by the students. AGES: 8-15 PROGRAM DATE: Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July 3, Thursday, July 5, Friday, July 6 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

Dance Camp 8: Modern Dance (Group 1 & Group 2)

Students should have some ballet experience. Warm-ups will consist of the Horton Technique Using laterals, flat back positions, lunges, deep plies, and drop and recover for strength and balance. On the last day of camp, families will be invited to watch a modern demonstration given by the students. AGES: 8-15 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: July 9 - 13 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706- 613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

Dance Camp 9: Praise Dance Camp (Group 1 & Group 2)

Students should have some modern dance, creative movement, or ballet experience. Students will learn a variety of interpretive and expressive movements to music ranging in contemporary gospel, hip hop gospel, and old spirituals. Emphasis on the use of hands, arms, formations, and the use of props such as streamers, tambourines, fans, fabric, and chairs. No religious teachings in this camp. On the last day of camp, families will be invited to watch a PRAISE demonstration given by the students. AGES: 8-15 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: July 16 - 20 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

and will compose a piece of choreography to be premiered in an in-house performance during the fall. Families will be invited to the last day of class AGES: 10 years-High School PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: June 18 - 22 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

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Dance Project 2: Intermediate/ Advanced Tap Dance

Dancers will further their training with a variety of challenging steps and rhythms in styles ranging in Broadway tap, rhythm tap, hoofing, and tap improvisation. Emphasis will be placed on learning the history of tap and building rhythm vocabulary to perform in advanced tap choreography. Families will be invited to the last day of class. AGES: 10 years-High School PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: June 25-29 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - Noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

Dance Project 3 Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

Pre-pointe and Pointe are offered in this program. Dancer will further develop their knowledge of ballet through vocabulary and movement that will challenge their ability to move precisely yet gracefully. Petite allegro, adagio, and strengthening the Pointe work are also focal points in which the dancers will be Dance Project 1: Intermediate/ perfecting. Families will be invited to the Advanced Dance Composition last day of class. Dancers will learn a variety of choreogra- AGES: 10 years-High School phy and staging techniques, learn the use PROGRAM DATE: Monday, July 2, Tuesday, July of music, props, set design, and lighting 3, Thursday, July 5, Friday, July 6 design for choreography, learn about TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. famous contemporary choreographers, FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident Visit AthensClarkeCounty.com/leisure for details on these and other programs.

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LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance

Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

Dance Project 4: Intermediate/ Advanced Modern Dance

Horton Technique using laterals, tilts, flat back positions, lunges, deep plies, drop and recover, angular turns for strength and balance. Dancers will learn various techniques in improvisation and will learn to use props to enhance and explore movement. Families will be invited to the last day of class. AGES: 10 years-High School PROGRAM DATE : Monday-Friday: July 9 - 13 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - Noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

Dance Project 5: Intermediate/ Advanced Praise Dance

Dancers will learn a variety of interpretive and expressive movements to music ranging in contemporary gospel, hip hop gospel, and old spirituals. Emphasis on the use of hands, arms, formations, and the use of props such as streamers, tambourines, fans, fabric, and chairs. No religious teachings in this camp. AGES: 10 years-High School PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: July 16 - 20 TIME : 8:00 a.m. - Noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 REGISTRATION DATES: Begins Saturday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 4 at East Athens Educational Dance Center

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games, blocking, characterization, and will culminate in a costumed production of the play “Comic Book Artist” on July 27 at 7:00 p.m. AGES: 8-12 PROGRAM DATE: Mondays-Fridays: July 16-27 TIME: 9:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. LOCATION: Morton Theatre, 706-613-3628 FEE: $173 ACC resident; $260 Non-resident REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at Memorial Park; Registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, March 28 at the Morton Theatre.

Before and After Care are services offered beyond the general camp program and therefore do not qualify as part of the ACC Leisure Services Scholarship program

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Mini Camp: Summer Explorers: Water Warriors

Students will discover the importance of water and the variety of wetlands throughout GA. We’ll look at creatures living in wetlands at SCNC and get wet ourselves! Enjoy activities, snacks, and a hike each day! AGES: 4-6 PROGRAM DATE: Wednesday-Friday, June 13-15 TIME: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FEE: $20 ACC resident; $30 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 REGISTRATION: Call 706-613-3615

Mini Camp: Summer Explorers: F.B.I. (Fungus, Bacteria, and Invertebrates) We’ll spend our days exploring the fascinating world of fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates! We’ll investigate nature, enjoy crafts and a snack each day. AGES: 4-6

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Wednesday-Friday, June 27-29 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FEE: $20 ACC resident; $30 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706- 613-3615 REGISTRATION: Call 706-613-3615 PROGRAM DATE: TIME:

Mini Camp: Summer Explorers: Walk on the Wild Side

“Let the wild rumpus begin!” Discover the wild outdoors by climbing to the top of the hills and getting wet in Sandy Creek. Enjoy crafts, activities, snack, and a hike each day! AGES : 4-6 PROGRAM DATE: Wednesday-Friday, July 18-20 TIME: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FEE: $20 ACC resident; $30 Non-resident; LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706- 613-3615 REGISTRATION: Call 706-613-3615

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East Athens Summer Day Camp

Program includes a variety of activities, such as sports, arts and crafts, music, swimming, field trips, resource library, and much more. AGES: 6 - 12 DATES: Monday – Friday: June 4 - July 27 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. FEE: $29 per week/ACC resident; $44 per week/non-resident. Before or After Care available for an additional fee. LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday April 14, 8:30 a.m. - noon for ACC residents, registration for Non-residents begins Wednesday April 18 at East Athens Community Center

Lay Park Summer Day Camp

Have a blast this summer as we go Back to the Future! Campers will “travel” through time as they participate in a variety of activities focusing on the past, present, and future. AGES: 6-12 DATES: Monday-Friday: June 4 – July 27 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. FEE: $29 per week/ACC Resident; $44 per week /Non-resident. Before and After Care available for an additional fee. LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596


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Parkview Summer Day Camp: Looney Tunes Imaginationland Summer Day Camp!

ments, sports, art extravaganzas, wacky games, and several weekly surprises! AGES: 6-12 DATE: Monday – Friday: June 4-July 27

Burst into the wonderful world of Looney TIME: 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sports, Looney Competitions, Looney Design and Looney Crafts which will FEE: $29 per week/ACC resident; $44 per include creating a cartoon character, week/Non-resident. Before and After

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Begins Saturday, April 14 from Claymation movie production, & many 8:30 a.m. – noon in the Lay Park gym for more adventures with imagination leadACC residents; registration for noning the way! residents begins Wednesday, April 18 AGES: 6-12 DATE: Monday –Friday: June 4 - July 27 Memorial Park Day Camp TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Program includes a variety of activities, FEE: $29 per week/ACC resident; $44 per such as team sports, arts and crafts, week/Non-resident. Before and After Care music, swimming, trail hikes, lectures, available for an additional fee. movies, field trips, and much more! LOCATION: Parkview Community Center, Maximum enrollment of 90 campers per 706-613-3601 week. Lunch is provided through Athens REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 14, 8:30 Housing Authority’s Summer Lunch a.m. – Noon for ACC residents; registraProgram for weeks 1 – 7 only. tion for non-residents begins Wednesday, AGES :6-12 April 18. Registration takes place at the DATES: Monday-Friday: June 4 -July 27 (no Rocksprings Park Community Center, camp on July 4) 706-613-3603 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. FEE: $35 per week/ACC resident; $53 NonRocksprings Summer Day Camp: resident. Before and After Care available ShipRec Adventure Camp for an additional fee Every Monday the ShipRec sends us on REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31 a weekly treasure hunt to our treasure from 8:30 – noon at Memorial Park for chest of weekly explorations. Treasure ACC residents; registration for nonchest will include action filled adventures residents begins Wednesday, April 4 with reality TV games, cooking experiREGISTRATION:

Care available for an additional fee. LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603 or 706-613-3602 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 14, 8:30 a.m. – Noon for ACC residents; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 18. Registration takes place at the Rocksprings Park Community Center 706-613-3603

Sandy Creek Day Camp

Weekly sessions include outdoor and nature-based activities at both Sandy Creek Nature Center and Sandy Creek Park. Explore woods and waters. Includes swimming, canoeing, archery, meeting live animals and more! AGES: 7-12 DATE: Monday-Friday, June 4 - July 20 (No camp July 4) TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. FEE: $70 ACC resident/per week; $105 nonresident/per week. Before and After Care available for an additional fee. LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center and Sandy Creek Park REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. – noon at Sandy Creek Nature Center, registration for nonresidents begins Wednesday, March 28 at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

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 15 children, and a personal party host will assist in the party area. Call 706-613-3589 for more information. Gymnastics parties are not offered May-July,. Make your next celebration a wild affair! 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 information about these party options visit www.athensclarkecounty. com/birthdays Visit athensclarkecounty.com/leisure for details on these and other events.

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Zoo Camp at Bear Hollow

Explore the world of animals while enjoying a traditional-style camp in a unique setting—the zoo! Activities include animal care, preparing animal diets, arts & crafts, field trips, swimming, hiking, tracking and more. This summer’s themes include “Zoo Tycoon” and “Playing ‘Possum”. Maximum enrollment of 20 campers per week. Lunch is provided through Athens Housing Authority’s Summer Lunch Program for weeks 1 – 7 only. AGES: 7-13– Due to high demand, campers may register for a maximum of 2 weeks. DATES Monday-Friday: June 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, and 25-29 for ages 7-9; Monday-Friday: July 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, and 23-27 for ages 10-13 (no camp on July 4) TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. FEE: $81 per child per week for ACC resident; $122 Non-resident Before or After Care for ACC resident $15 per week, both Before and After Care: $25 per week. Before or After Care for non-resident $23 per week, both Before and After Care: $38 per week LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo, 706-613-3616 REGISTRATION: Registration begins Saturday, March 31 from 8:30 -noon. at Memorial Park; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 4 at 8:30 a.m.

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Gymnastics Day Camp: Camp-a-looza

The wild, wacky weekly adventure camps that combine summer fun and gymnastics! We’ve added new themes to our popular camps. Themes include - Triple Threat, Nature Gone Wild, The Amazing Race, Stars and Stripes Patriotic Week –and many more! Camps are held Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. We will offer early drop-off services (7:30 – 9 a.m.) and late pick-up (4-5:30 p.m.) for additional fees. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch, drink and snack each day. Campers may be registered for a maximum of 2 weeks per person. No camps June 25-29 or July 4. AGES: Kindergarten – 6th grades (must have completed Kindergarten)

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Week 1: May 29-June 1* – Triple Threat (Tuesday-Friday) Week 2: June 4-8 – Nature Gone Wild Week 3: June 11-15 – The Jr. Amazing Race Week 4: June 18-22 – Under the Big Top Week 5: July 2-6* – Stars and Stripes Patriotic Week (No camp July 4) Week 6: July 9-13 – Experiments Galore Week 7: July 16-20 – Under the Sea Week 8: July 23-27 – Shipwrecked TIME: 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday – Friday (unless otherwise noted) FEE:

$70 per child per week for ACC resident $105 per child per week for Non-Resident $15 for Before or After Care per child/per week for ACC resident $23 for Before or After Care per child/per week for Non-resident $25 for Before and After Care per child/ per week for ACC resident $38 for Before and After Care per child/ per week for Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 REGISTRATION: Begins March 24 8:30 – noon for ACC residents. March 26 & 27, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for ACC residents March 28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for everyone PARENT’S MEETING: Monday, May 21, 5:30 p.m. at Bishop Park

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Gymnastics Mini-Camps: Kidventures

The #1 summer camp for 3-5 year olds is back and we’ve added new themes! Weekly themes will offer campers challenge as they meet new friends. Themes include – Triple Threat, Nature Gone Wild, The Jr. Amazing Race, Stars and Stripes Patriotic Week and many more! You will want to register early for these camps as they fill quickly. Campers will need to bring a snack and drink each day. Campers may be registered for a maximum of 2 weeks per person. No camps June 25-29 or July 4. AGES: 3-5 years (Must be 3 by April 1, 2012) REQUIREMENTS: Campers must be potty trained, able to used the restroom unassisted, and able to separate from parent(s)

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May 29-June 1* – Triple Threat (Tuesday-Friday) Week 2: June 4-8 – Nature Gone Wild Week 3: June 11-15 – The Jr. Amazing Race Week 4: June 18-22 – Under the Big Top Week 5: July 2-6* – Stars and Stripes Patriotic Week (No camp July 4)) Week 6: July 9-13 – Experiments Galore Week 7: July 16-20 – Under the Sea Week 8: July 23-27 – Shipwrecked TIME: 9:00 a.m. – noon, Monday – Friday (unless otherwise noted) FEE: $50 per child/per week for ACC resident; $75 per child/per week for non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 REGISTRATION: March 24 8:30 a.m. – noon for ACC residents March 26 and 27, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for ACC residents March 28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for everyone PARENT’S MEETING: Monday, May 21, 4:30 p.m. at Bishop Park

Skate Camp

Participants will work on skills, tricks and maneuvers used in BMX and skateboarding. Participants must provide their own skateboard or bike, helmet and pads. NO scooters allowed, HELMET IS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION. Pads (knee, elbow and wrist) are also recommended. Equipment must fit properly and be in good repair. Please bring a water bottle and snack. AGES: 6-12 AGE CONTROL DATE: Child must be 6 years old prior to June 1, 2012 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: June 25-29 or Monday-Friday: July 9-13 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident LOCATION: Southeast Clarke Park, 706-613-3871 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31 from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. at Bishop Park; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 4 at 8:30 a.m.


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Children will participate in games, drills and relay races to introduce the players to soccer, football, basketball, lacrosse, kickball and more. Participants will learn basic rules, fundamental skills and score keeping of each game. Participants must bring a snack, water bottle, towel and bathing suit and will have a chance to practice their swimming skills in the Bishop park pool. In the case of inclement weather, camp will be relocated to the conference room in the Bishop Park gym. AGES: 6-12 AGE CONTROL DATE: Child must be 6 years old prior to June 1, 2012 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: June 4-8 or Monday-Friday: June 11-15 TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 REGISTRATION: Registration begins Saturday, March 31 from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. at Bishop Park; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 4 at 8:30 a.m.

Sportstime Camp

Children will learn games, drills and relay races to introduce the player to soccer, football, basketball, golf, kickball and more. Participants will learn basic rules and fundamental skills of each game. Participants must bring a snack, water bottle, towel and bathing suit and will have a chance to participate in water play. In the case of inclement weather, camp will be relocated to the conference room in the Bishop Park gym. AGES: 4-5 AGE CONTROL DATE : Child must be 4 years old prior to June 15, 2012 PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: June 18-22 TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 REGISTRATION: Registration begins Saturday, March 31 from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. at Bishop Park; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 4 at 8:30 a.m.

Tennis Camp: Tennis-Lunch-Swim (Shining Stars and Future Stars)

Drills, games and relay races introduce the player to tennis in a fun and

Tennis Camp: Tennis-Lunch-Swim (Shining Stars-Elite (8U) & Future StarsElite (10U))

For experienced and enthusiastic young players who will rally the ball with a partner. They will work on fundamental strokes, sportsmanship, footwork drills, scoring and match play through fun games using transitional balls on either a 36’ court (8&U) or a 60’court (10&U). Students also bring their own lunch and enjoy swimming in the beautiful Bishop Park pool. (Pool closed on Monday) AGES: 7–10 PROGRAM DATES: May 29-June 1; June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20 TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. FEE: $109 ACC resident/per week. ($88 May 29-June 1); $119/Non- resident/per week ($99 May 29-June 1) LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at the Bishop Park Tennis Office. Registration begins Wednesday, April 4 at the Bishop Park Tennis Office; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 4 at the Bishop Park Tennis Office.

Tennis Camp: Tennis-Lunch-Swim (Pre-Academy)

This camp is for the player who has recently started to play tennis, understands the basic strokes, knows basic

rules and scoring and is considering competing at the high school level. Drills, games and introduction to match play will be the focus of this camp. Students also bring their own lunch and enjoy swimming in the beautiful Bishop Park pool. (Pool closed on Monday) AGES: 11-16 PROGRAM DATES: May 29-June 1; June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20 TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. FEE: $109 ACC resident/per week ($88 May 29-June 1); $119 Non-resident/per week ($99 May 29-June 1) LOCATION: Bishop Park REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at the Bishop Park Tennis Office. Registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 4 at the Bishop Park Tennis Office.

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Sports Camp

rewarding way. Students learn basic strokes, rules and score keeping. Students also bring their own lunch and enjoy swimming in the beautiful Bishop Park pool. (Pool closed on Monday) AGES: 7–11 PROGRAM DATES: May 29-June 1; June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20 TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. FEE: $109 ACC resident/per week. ($88 May 29-June 1); $119/Non-resident/per week ($99 May 29-June 1) LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592 REGISTRATION: Registration begins Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at the Bishop Park Tennis Office; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 4 at the Bishop Park Tennis Office.

Tennis Camp: Academy Tennis Camp (Junior Academy and Tennis Academy)

Players who have competed on a team will enjoy the competitive games and “live ball” drills experienced throughout the week. Campers will enjoy the variety of drills, games, singles and doubles matches, the social time during lunch then back to the court for match play. Swimming is optional. (Pool closed on Monday) AGES: 9-16 PROGRAM DATES: May 29-June 1; June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20 TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. FEE: $109 ACC resident/per week ($88 May 29-June 1); $119/Non-resident/per week ($99 May 29-June 1) LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at the Bishop Park Tennis Office. Registration begins Wednesday, April 4 at the Bishop Park Tennis Office; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 4 at the Bishop Park Tennis Office.

Tennis Camp: Lil Star Camp

This week long camp will introduce the young player to tennis in a fun and rewarding way. All fundamental strokes will be taught using small racquets and

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foam balls on special 36ft courts. This program will focus on gross motor skills, coordination, judgment, basic stroke mechanics and having fun, fun, and fun! AGES: 5-6 PROGRAM DATES: May 29-June 1; June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20 TIME: 8:30-9:15 a.m. OR 9:15-10:00 a.m. FEE: $48 ACC resident/per week ($39 May 29-June 1); $58 Non-resident/per week ($49) May 29-June 1) LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at the Bishop Park Tennis Office; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 4 at the Bishop Park Tennis Office.

11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20 TIME: 10:30 a.m. – noon FEE: $70 ACC resident/per week ($56 May 29-June 1); $80 Non-resident/per week ($66 May 29-June 1) LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at the Bishop Park Tennis Office; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 4 at the Bishop Park Tennis Office.

Triathlon Camp

Participants will improve fundamental skills of swimming, running and cycling and will work on endurance and speed. Participants must be able to swim and ride a bicycle and must provide their Tennis Camp: Shining Star and Future own bicycle and helmet, bathing suit and Star Camp appropriate running shoes. Please bring This “tennis-only” camp introduces the a water bottle and snack. young player to and develops all the basic AGES: 8-12 tennis strokes, rules and scorekeeping in AGE CONTROL DATE: Child must be 8 years old a fun and rewarding way. It is a wonder- prior to July 1, 2012 ful introduction to the sport of a lifetime PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Friday: July 16-20 for the beginner or advanced beginner TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. junior. Students will use transitional FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident balls (much easier to hit and therefore LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 much more success) on smaller 36ft or 60ft courts. TEEN CAMPS AGES: 7-11 Sandy Creek Teen Camp PROGRAM DATES: May 29-June 1; June 4-8; June Weekly sessions include outdoor and 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29, July 9-13, nature-based activities at both Sandy July 16-20 Creek Nature Center and Sandy Creek TIME: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Park. A weekly day trip to northeast FEE: $70 ACC resident/per week ($56 May Georgia forests and parks is included. 29-June 1); $80 Non-resident/per week Activities include swimming, hiking, ($66 May 29-June 1) archery, kayaking, geocaching, working LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592 with live animals and more. REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 31 AGES: 13-15 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents DATE: Monday-Friday: June 4 - July 20 (No at the Bishop Park Tennis Office; registracamp July 4) tion or non-residents begins Wednesday, TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before and After April 4 at the Bishop Park Tennis Office. Care available for an additional fee. Tennis Camp: Tennis for Beginner Teens FEE: $80 ACC resident/per week; $135 nonThis “tennis-only” program is for the teen resident/per week player with limited experience who is LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center and working on getting the ball in play. This Sandy Creek Park is an accelerated introductory course that REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 24 gives the novice player the skill, confifrom 9:00 a.m. – noon at Sandy Creek dence and knowledge to begin playing Nature Center, registration for nondoubles and enjoy the sport of a lifetime. residents begins Wednesday, March 28 at AGES: 12-16 Sandy Creek Nature Center PROGRAM DATES: May 29-June 1; June 4-8; June 14

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Teens in Action

Teens will spend the morning volunteering in the community followed by an afternoon of recreational activities. Participants may register for a maximum of two weeks. Teens in Action does not offer a Before or After Care option. AGES: 13-15 DATE: Monday-Friday, June 11-15; June 18-22; July 9-13; July 16-20; or July 23-27 TIME: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. FEE: $58 ACC resident; $87 Non- resident LOCATION: Assemble and dismiss from Lyndon House Arts Center REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 14 at Lyndon House Arts Center from 9:00 a.m. -noon for ACC residents ; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April18 at Lyndon House.


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Exercise for Adults

This is a class of basic exercise and weight control. AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATES: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. May and August FEE: $2 LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Adult Fitness Room

The fitness equipment room includes a multi–station weight machine, elliptical cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes, and more. AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATE: Mondays – Sundays TIME: Monday – Friday, 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 Community Center, 706-613-3596

Ladies’ Non-Contact Cardio-Boxing

Cardio-boxing is a great way to condition the whole body. This non-contact training builds muscle strength, endurance, balance, agility and coordination. It’s also a lot of fun! Participants must provide own gloves. AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATES: Wednesdays, May 30 – July 25 TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. FEE: $10 ACC resident; $15 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613–3596

ACTIVE ADULTS

Working on Me Wednesdays NEW!

Let’s get active, healthy and fit while having fun along the way with a brand new working on me club! We welcome everyone to join us for our new group that allows each individual to work on fitness, health, nutrition and more!. Registration ends August 31. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATES: This is an ongoing exploration beginning, September 5

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FITNESS & WELLNESS

Fitness & Wellness 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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Tai Chi

Improve your flexibility, increase stamina, balance and coordination by joining our Tai Chi Thursdays-beginners are always welcome! Please call to register. You may begin this class at any time. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATES: This is an ongoing class on Thursdays TIME: 11:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $3 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

DIVE IN... Show us your good grades! Students enrolled in a private or public school in Athens-Clarke County have an opportunity to earn free swim passes through the ACC Leisure Services Department’s Report Card Rewards Program. Students earning all A’s and E’s will receive one free summer pool pass Students earning all A’s, B’s or all E’s and M’s will recieve 10 free swims. In order to participate, qualifying students must take their most recent report card to the ACC Leisure Services Aquatics Office at Bishop Park (near the covered tennis courts) Monday-Friday, between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information about the Report Card Rewards Program call 706-613-3801 or visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/aquatics.

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General Recreation ALL AGES

Parent and Child Puzzle Challenge

Parent and child will work together to solve a puzzle. AGES: 7 and older PROGRAM DATES: May and August: Fridays TIME: 4:00 - 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 some of the animals used in programs such as salamanders, pond turtles, snakes and more. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE : Saturday afternoons TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Fee: Free and open to the public LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park, 706-613-3616

KIDS AND TEENS

Cinco De Mayo

We are going to jumpstart our Cinco De Mayo with an afterschool bash on May 4th! We will enjoy all things Latino including piñata, pin the tail on the donkey, and enjoy traditional dishes from various Latin regions. AGES: 6-13 PROGRAM DATES: Friday, May 4 Time: 4:00 -6:00 p.m. FEE: $2 LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3603

Girls 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. May & August FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706- 613-3593

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

Daily programs include the Summer Reading Program, Story Time, internet access, guest performers & more. AGES: 6 and older PROGRAM DATE: Mondays – Fridays, May 1 – August 31 TIME: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park Community Center, 706-613-3667

Youth Music Class

The class will teach saxophone and trumpet fundamentals. Students must have their own instruments. AGES: 13-17 PROGRAM DATE: Mondays, May 7 – June 25 TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $2 ACC resident; $3 Non-resident LOCATION: Lay Park Community Center, 706-613-3596

Homework Helpers

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

Homework Helpers & Afterschool program-

Need help with homework? Join us for our specialized after-school homework helpers. After homework, enjoy our computer lab, outside sports, Wii Wednesday’s and various craft & game adventures. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Beginning Wednesday, August 1 TIME: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. FEE: $5 per week/$1 per day LOCATION: Rocksprings and Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3603

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Ice Cream Sandwich Day- NEW!

August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Join us as we beat the August heat with delicious ice cream sandwiches. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Thursday, August 2 TIME: 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Centers, 706-613-3603

Tooth Fairy Day -NEW!

We will celebrate all things fairy & elves love for National Tooth Fairy Day. We will also learn great crafts like how to make our own magic fairy & elf dust, how to build a fairy garden, while sipping on Fairy Fizz & munching on elf cookies. AGES: 2-5 PROGRAM DATES: Wednesday, August 22 TIME: 10:00 a.m. FEE: $3 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

Autumn Craft Extravaganza!- NEW!

Let’s get crafty and colorful with an Autumn Craft Extravaganza. All crafts will include the wonderful colors of fall. We will paint, color and let our imaginations lead the way. AGES: 6 - 13 Program Dates: Thursday, August 22 TIME: 4:00 p.m. FEE: $2 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

Trail Mix Friday- NEW!

August 31 is National Trail Mix Day & we will have all the goodies to create our own nutritious after school snacks. We will provide the ingredients, you provide the imagination. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES : Thursday, August 31 TIME: 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings and Parkview Community Centers, 706-613-3603


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Memorial Park Dog Obedience

Dog obedience training at its best for both the canines and their human owners! Pre-registration required. Call 706-613-3580 to register. Visit www. k9insight.biz for more information. AGES: 18 and older (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday evenings for 7 weekly sessions. Start date TBD. TIMES: Puppy class (puppies 5 months and under) 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.; Basic (5 months and older) 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. and 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.; Advanced Obedience 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. FEE: $100 ACC resident; $120 Non-resident LOCATION: Memorial Park , 706-613-3580

Contra Dances

Learn the folk art of Contra Dance with the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society. Dances held in the Recreation Hall and feature a caller and live band. Lesson for beginners before each dance. AGES: 18 and older (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) Program Dates: Third Saturday each month – upcoming dances are May 19, June 16, July 21 & August 18 TIME: 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. FEE: $7 per person (No charge for those under 12 years of age) LOCATION: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580

Spanish for Adults

Habla Española? No? Sign up for our Spanish class and learn basic communication skills for speaking Spanish. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATES : Tuesdays & ThursdaysBeginning August 7 TIME: 10:00-11:00 a.m. FEE: $12 ACC residents $16 non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

ACTIVE ADULTS

Spring BBQ Cookoff & Checker Challenge

Think you have the best BBQ in town? Join us at the new Rocksprings pavilion for our first BBQ Cookoff and Checker Challenge. We will judge BBQ entries and award prizes for most original, most

unique and best overall. In addition, we will host an outdoor checker challenge! A grand prize will be awarded to the overall winner of our checker challenge. Registration deadline is May 1. PROGRAM DATES: Thursday, May 10 TIME: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. FEE: $3 per BBQ entry & $2 per checker entry LOCATION: Rocksprings Park Pavilion, 706-613-3603

Bingo Bonanza and Trivia Extreme

Let’s enjoy our last BINGO challenge before summer! We will have great prizes, wonderful snacks and as always enjoy our friendly competition & we will throw in some spring trivia as well! AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, May 17 TIME: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 am FEE: $4 per person LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

Active Generation Health Fair NEW!

Need to find out some basic health information? Aren’t familiar with health resources within the community? Then you need to join us for our Active Generation Healthfair on May 21, 2012. We will have basic health screenings, information booths from local vendors and professional health care providers. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Monday, May 21 TIME: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

Senior Bingo

Bingo Games with prizes and refreshments. AGES: 55 and older Program Dates: Fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning August 28 TIME: 10:00 a.m. – Noon, FEE: $4 LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613 -3593

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Oconaluftee Indian Village for native demonstrations on beading, blow gun demonstrations, information about the 7 Clans of the Cherokee Nation, night time show with the outdoor drama “Unto These Hills”, a re-enactment of The Trail of Tears journey that forced the relocation of the Cherokee nation to Oklahoma. Day two will feature the option of gambling at the casino, visiting the Cherokee museum or shopping on your own. Registration ends July 31. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, August 9 – Friday, August 10 TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. FEE: TBD LOCATION: Assemble at Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

Trip to Georgia Aquarium

This will include admission to the aquarium, transportation and all the Aquarium’s exhibits and shows for the day, including Dolphin Tales, Undersea 3D Wonder-show, more. Lunch on your own. Registration ends August 30. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Monday, September 17 TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FEE: $32 LOCATION: Depart and return to Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

THERAPEUTICS

Special Olympics Bowling

Get your bowling ball and shoes ready to “strike out” with us! AGES: Individuals with cognitive disabilities, age 21 and older PROGRAM DATES: Thursdays, through August 16. State competition in Warner-Robins, Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19. TIME: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. FEE: $3.75/game, payable directly to Showtime Bowl LOCATION: Showtime Bowl REGISTRATION: Please call (706) 613-3580 to obtain a medical form. These must be completed prior to participating.

Overnight to Cherokee North Carolina Join us for our trip to the mountains antiquing, a visit to the Cherokee

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“JULY IS NATIONAL PARK AND RECREATION MONTH” ACTIVITIES

“July is National Park and Recreation Month” Activities It’s a recreation celebration! ACC Leisure Services marks “July is National Parks and Recreation Month” with a variety of special programs. This year’s theme is Show Us How You Recreate!

Social Media Contests

Visit the ACC Leisure Services Facebook Page or follow ACC Leisure Services on Twitter for contests throughout the month of July for Parks and Recreation Month. PROGRAM DATES: Various dates and times throughout July TIME: Varies FEE: Free LOCATION: Facebook & Twitter

31 Days of Recreation

Visit our website www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure or our Facebook page for our 31 Days of Recreation board. Complete the entire board and bring it to Memorial Park any time before Wednesday, August 1 to receive your prize. AGES: All PROGRAM DATES : The entire month of July TIMES: Programs class times vary FEE: Some programs will have a fee attached LOCATION: Varies, call 706-613-3580 for more information

The Star Spangled Classic

Celebrate Independence Day at Bishop Park. . AGES: All PROGRAM DATES : Wednesday, July 4 TIMES: 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. FEE: Admission and parking is free LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

Park Scavenger Hunt

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will be limited in number, so be sure to get yours as soon as possible to get credit for that item. AGES: All PROGRAM DATES: Various dates and times during July TIME: Varies FEE Free LOCATION: Varies from park to park

Family Fishing

Enjoy fun family fishing in our hidden Claypit Pond. We provide bait, cane fishing poles, and tips. AGES: For families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Thursday, July 12 TIME: 6:00-7:30 p.m. FEE: Please pre-register. $7 ACC resident family; $10 Non-resident family LOCATION: Walker Hall, Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706- 613-3615

Nighttime Paddle

Come and experience the full moon on Lake Chapman as we paddle around the lake during this nightly summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s canoes or bring their own. AGES: 12 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, July 13 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident $5 ACC resident with own canoe $12 Non-resident $8 Non-resident with own canoe LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

Second Saturday Storytime

Join Nature Center staff for different nature stories on the Second Saturday of each month. Learn about the woods, turtles, butterflies and much more! AGES: For families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult). PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, July 14 TIME: 2:30-3:00 p.m. FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration required LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center,

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Splashdown 2012

Make it one small splash for man, one giant splash for mankind. Celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the historic moon landing with a rare evening swim, under the moon at the Bishop Park pool. Arts and crafts and astronomy activities. AGES: All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult.) PROGRAM DATE: Friday, July 20 TIME: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. FEE: Free! LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3800

Shape Up Day in the Park

A half day of free fitness and wellness classes outside at one of our largest parks. Back to back classes in Tai Chi, Yoga/ Pilates , Zumba, and more! Please dress appropriately for exercise and bring your own water and yoga mat. Get movin’ in the park! AGES: All PROGRAM DATES : Saturday, July 21 TIME: 7:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Southeast Clarke Park, 706-613-3871

Naturalist’s Walk

Join us for a walk around the property to see what’s buzzing and blooming this summer. Bring your camera and/or binoculars. AGES: All ages (adult must accompany children under 13) PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, July 21 TIME: 10:00-11:00 a.m. FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration required LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, Program registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, April 25


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Nature’s Trading Post

The trading post is open! Trade one or two objects you have found in nature for points or other nature objects in our collection. AGES: All ages (adult must accompany children under 13) PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, July 21 TIME: 11:00 a.m.-Noon FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration required LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706- 613-3615

Family Morning Paddle

Back to School BINGO

Want to get some really cool back to school supplies? Join us for Back-toSchool BINGO. We will compete for great back to school prizes. Call 706-6133603 to register. Registration ends July 20. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday, July 24 TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. FEE: $2 per person LOCATION: Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3603

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Participants can use one of the park’s canoes or bring their own. AGES: 12 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, July 27 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident; $5 ACC resident with own canoe; $12 Non-resident $8 Non-resident with own canoe LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

Back-To-School Bash

This program will include fun activities for the entire family, school supply giveaways, food, and much more. AGES: 6 - 17 PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, July 28 Back to School BINGO Want TIME: TBA to get some really cool back to school supFEE: Free plies? Join us for Back-to-School BINGO. LOCATION: Lay Park Community Center, We will compete for great back to school 706-613-3596 prizes. Call 706-613-3603 to register. Registration ends July 20. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Thursday, July 26 TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. FEE: $2 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

Come out early and have some quality family time on Lake Chapman. We will paddle around this morning summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes and kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks only please! AGES: 6 and older for canoe; 12 and older for kayak PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, July 21 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident; $5 ACC resident with Nighttime Paddle own boat; $12 Non-resident Come and experience the full moon on $8 Non-resident with own boat Lake Chapman as we paddle around the LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631 lake during this nightly summer program.

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 programs and activities or we invite you to tour one of our facilities including 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 Speakers Bureau. Call 706613-3625 or visit the Speakers Bureau page at www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure.

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Nature/Science Education ALL AGES

Naturalist’s Walk

Join us for a walk around the property to see what’s buzzing and blooming this summer. Bring your camera and/or binoculars. AGES: All ages (adult must accompany children under 13) PROGRAM DATE: Saturdays, May 19; June 16; July 21; August 18 TIME: 10:00-11:00 a.m. FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration required LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615

Family Fishing

Enjoy fun family fishing in our hidden Claypit Pond. We provide bait, cane fishing poles, and tips. AGES: For families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, May 24, June 7, 21; July 12. TIME: 6:00-7:30 p.m. FEE: Please pre-register. $7 Resident family; $10 Non-resident family LOCATION: Walker Hall, Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706- 613-3615

Nature’s Night Life

Let’s see if the heat of the summer will bring out the dark side of nature. Join Second Saturday Storytime one of our Naturalists for a night hike to Join Nature Center staff for different see what creatures we can stir up! nature stories on the Second Saturday AGES: For families, children 4 and older of each month. Learn about the woods, please turtles, butterflies and much more! DATE : Friday August 3 AGES: For families (children under 13 must TIME: 8:00-9:30 p.m. be accompanied by an adult). FEE: Please pre-register. $7 Resident family PROGRAM DATE: Saturdays, May 12; June 9; July per class, $10 Non-resident family per 14; August 11 class TIME: 2:30-3:00 p.m. LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration 706- 613-3615 required LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, KIDS & TEENS 706- 613-3615

Nature’s Trading Post

The trading post is open! Trade one or two objects you have found in nature for points or other nature objects in our collection. AGES: All ages (adult must accompany children under 13) PROGRAM DATE: Saturdays, May 19; June 16; July 21; August 18 TIME: 11:00 a.m.-Noon FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration required LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706- 613-3615

Knee-High Naturalists

Explore nature with your child. This program includes age-appropriate nature exploration, animal encounters, hikes, and crafts. AGES: 3-5 years old, with adult Program Date: Alternating Wednesdays, May 2, 16, 30; June 13, 27; July 11, 25; August 8 TIME: 3:30-4:30 p.m. FEE: Call to pre-register. $24 ACC residents; $36 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706- 613-3615

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accompanying adult PROGRAM DATE: Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24; Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26; Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 TIME: 10:00-10:45 a.m. FEE: Please pre-register. $12 ACC residents, $18 Non-resident Price per monthly session. LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706- 613-3615 Program registration for non-county residents begins Wednesday, April 25


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Nighttime Paddle

Come and experience the full moon on Lake Chapman as we paddle around the lake during this nightly summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes and kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks, only. AGES: 12 and older PROGRAM DATE: Fridays, May 4 or May 18 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident; $5 ACC resident with own boat $12 Non-resident; $8 Non-resident with own boat LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

Family Morning Paddle

Come out early and have some quality family time on Lake Chapman. We will paddle around this morning summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes and kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks only please! AGES: 6 and older for canoe; 12 and older for kayak PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, May 12 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident; $5 ACC resident with own boat; $12 Non-resident $8 Non-resident with own boat LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631 park’s boats (canoes and kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks, only.

Family Morning Paddle

Nighttime Paddle

Come and experience the full moon on Lake Chapman as we paddle around the lake during this nightly summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes or kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks, only. AGES: 12 and older PROGRAM DATE: Fridays, June 1, June 15 or Friday, June 29 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident; $5 ACC resident with own boat; $12 Non-resident $8 Non-resident with own boat LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

Lake Chapman as we paddle around the lake during this nightly summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes and kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks only. AGES: 12 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, August 10 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident $5 ACC resident with own boat $12 Non-resident $8 Non-resident with own boat LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

Family Morning Paddle

Come and experience the full moon on Lake Chapman as we paddle around the lake during this nightly summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes or kayaks) or bring their own. Canoe and kayaks, only. AGES: 12 and older PROGRAM DATE: Fridays:, July 13 or July 27 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident $5 ACC resident with own boat $12 Non-resident $8 Non-resident with own boat LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

Come out early and have some quality family time on Lake Chapman. We will paddle around this morning summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes and kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks only please! AGES: 6 and older for canoe; 12 and older for kayak PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, August 18 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident $5 ACC resident with own boat $12 Non-resident $8 Non-resident with own boat LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

Family Morning Paddle

Nighttime Paddle

Nighttime Paddle

Come out early and have some quality family time on Lake Chapman. We will paddle around this morning summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes and kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks only please! AGES: 6 and older for canoe; 12 and older for kayak PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, July 21 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident; $5 ACC resident with own boat; $12 Non-resident $8 Non-resident with own boat LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

Come out early and have some quality family time on Lake Chapman. We will paddle around this morning summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes and kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks only please! AGES: 6 and older for canoe; 12 and older for kayak PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, June 9 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident; $5 ACC resident with own boat; $12 Non-resident Nighttime Paddle $8 Non-resident with own boat Come and experience the full moon on LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Outdoor Recreation

Come and experience the full moon on Lake Chapman as we paddle around the lake during this nightly summer program. Participants can use one of the park’s boats (canoes and kayaks) or bring their own. Canoes and kayaks, only. AGES: 12 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, August 24 TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. FEE: $8 ACC resident $5 ACC resident with own boat $12 Non-resident $8 Non-resident with own boat LOCATION: Sandy Creek Park, 706-613-3631

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Special Events/ Holiday Events ALL AGES

Classic City Band Memorial Day Concert for “The Star Spangled Classic”

Enjoy a lively concert of patriotic music honoring veterans at this fundraiser for the upcoming Independence Day celebration at Bishop Park. Kids’ activities and “cookout” reception after concert. Free parking on streets and in the new West Washing Street Building Deck. This event is presented by the Star Spangled Classic Committee AGES: All ages DATE: Sunday, May 27 TIME: Concert: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (doors open at 3:30 p.m.) followed by :cookout” reception ADMISSION: Free, donations suggested LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3770

Memorial Day in Memorial Park

Bring the family to Memorial Park for an afternoon of fun activities to celebrate Memorial Day. Music, crafts, children’s games and activities are planned. AGES: All

Monday, May 28 Noon – 3:00 p.m. FEE: Free and open to the public! LOCATION: Memorial Park 706-613-3580 PROGRAM DATE: TIME:

Snake Day 2012

Enjoy a fun filled afternoon exploring the misunderstood and secret world of snakes. Learn about snakes and even touch a snake! See non-native species; enjoy snake- related crafts and activities throughout the afternoon. AGES: All PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, June 2 TIME: Noon-4:00 p.m. FEE: $3 ACC resident; $5 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615

The Star Spangled Classic

Celebrate Independence Day at Bishop Park. AGES: All PROGRAM DATES : Wednesday, July 4 TIMES: 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. FEE: Admission and parking are free LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

EVERYTHING BUT THE ANTS... Plan your summer picnic with ACC Leisure Services ACC Leisure Services has several picnic shelter rental opportunities throughout the department. Picnic shelters are available at Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Memorial Park and Sandy Creek Park. For complete picnic shelter options, visit the Rentals page at www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

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“Dog Days of Summer” at Memorial Park

Bring your dog to the park for a day of fun activities and learn about animal behavior, pet nutrition, care and first aid. Contests, music and activities are planned. PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, August 25 TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Memorial Park, 706- 613-3580

KIDS AND TEENS

Back-To-School Bash

This program will include fun activities for the entire family, school supply giveaways, food, and much more. AGES: 6 - 17 PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, July 28 TIME: TBA FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park Community Center, 706-613-3596


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Junior Athens Recreational Tennis League

The Junior Athens Recreational Tennis League (jrARTL) is an opportunity for boys and girls to play matches and meet new tennis friends in the local Athens area. It is a flexible format open to juniors who would like to play fun, competitive tennis matches with the recreational spirit. There are 6 divisions: 10&U QuickStart 60ft court (Beginner and Intermediate); 12 & Under (Beginner - Green Ball; Intermediate Regular Ball); 13 & Older High School (Beginners & Intermediate) After registering as a jrARTL participant, a list of league participants, phone numbers, schedule and rules can be downloaded from the Tennis for Life website. Each participant schedules their own matches with their opponents. AGES: 9-18 PROGRAM DATES: Starts May 31 TIME: Anytime LOCATION: Anywhere FEE: $25 per player REGISTRATION: By 11:59 p.m. May 22 Online www.tennisforlife.net Or call 706- 613-3592 for details

Li’l Stars

Fun and rewarding introduction to the game of tennis. All fundamental strokes will be taught using small racquets and foam balls on special 36ft courts. AGES: 5 and 6 PROGRAM DATES: August 21 – September 29 (6 weeks) TIMES: Tuesday:3:15–4:00 p.m. Thursday, 3:15–4:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 3:15-4:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:45–9:30 a.m. FEE: $60/ACC resident; $70 Non- resident (1x per wk) $115/ACC resident; $125 Non-resident (2x per wk) LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706- 613-3592

SPORTS

Sports Shining Stars

For the Beginner (7-8 yrs) player with little or no experience. Fundamental strokes, sportsmanship, footwork, scoring and match play are introduced through fun games on a 36ft court. AGES: 7 - 8 PROGRAM DATES: August 21 – September 29 (6 weeks) TIME: Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30-10:30 a.m FEE: $60 ACC resident; $70 Non-resident (1x per wk) $115 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident (2x per wk) LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706- 613-3592

Shining Stars Elite (8&U)

Must have completed a minimum of 12 Shining Star clinics. This program is for the committed and enthusiastic young players who like to compete. Clinics will include continued development of technical, rallying and ball tracking skills using transitional balls on a 36’court. Competitive games, footwork and conditioning are increased. Players are required to play COTA Quick Start Tennis (QST) League 8 & under. Match fee and USTA membership required AGES: 8 and younger PROGRAM DATES: August 20 – Oct 1 (6 weeks) TIME: Monday and Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m. FEE: $120/ACC Resident; $130 Non-ACC Resident (2x per wk) LOCATION: Bishop Park 706- 613-3592

Future Stars

Beginner/Intermediate players review basic strokes on a 60ft court, emphasizing footwork, combining shots and keeping the ball in play over the net. Scoring and match play will be the focus. AGES: 9 - 12 PROGRAM DATES: August 21 – September 29 (6 weeks) TIME: Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday:5:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 5:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:30-11:30 a.m. FEE: $60 ACC resident; $70 Non- resident (1x per wk) $115 ACC resident; $125 NonACC resident (2x per wk) LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706- 613-3592

Future Stars Elite (10&U)

Must be RECOMMENDED or EVALUATED by a tennis pro. For the experienced, committed and enthusiastic young player. Technical, rallying and ball tracking ball skills will be developed using transitional balls and 60’court. Competitive games, footwork and conditioning are increased. Players are required to play COTA Quick Start Tennis League. Match fee and USTA membership required. AGES: 10 and younger PROGRAM DATES: August 20 – October 1 (6 weeks) TIME: Monday and Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m. FEE: $156 ACC resident; $166 Non- resident (2x per wk) LOCATION: Bishop Park 706- 613-3592

Pre Academy

Must be RECOMMENDED or EVALUATED by a tennis pro. This player has graduated from the Future Star program and is showing potential with skill development, understands all basic strokes, has tracking skills and knows some basic rules and how to keep score. Players are required to play COTA Tennis League. Match fee and USTA membership is required. AGES: 11-12 PROGRAM DATES: August 20 – October 1 (6 weeks) TIME: Monday and Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m. FEE: $156 ACC resident; $166 Non- resident (2x per wk) LOCATION: Bishop Park 706-613-3592

Tennis for Beginner Teens

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getting the ball in play. This is an accelerated introductory course that gives the novice player the skill, confidence and knowledge to begin playing doubles and enjoy the sport of a lifetime. AGES: 13-17 PROGRAM DATES: Thursdays: August 23 – September 27 TIME: 6:00-7:15 p.m. FEE: $75 ACC resident; $85 Non-resident (1x per wk) LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592

Junior Academy (Intermediate)

For Intermediate students who can rally, serve and keep score on a regular 78ft court. Improving tennis skills and competing with juniors in the Athens area* will be the focus. Good preparation for high school tennis. AGES: 9 – 17 PROGRAM DATES: Monday and Friday: August 13-31 TIME: 4:30-6:00 p.m. FEE: August $90 ACC resident/non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park 706-613-3592

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Bishop Park FEE: $80 ACC resident; $120 Non resident

ADULT SPORTS

Adult Pick-up Basketball

This program consists of supervised pick– up basketball games. AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays TIME: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Call for availability); Sundays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Call for availability) FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park Community Center, 706-613-3596

Adult Fall Softball 2012

Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department Adult Fall Softball program is about to begin. Come and join your friends for some softball fun! AGES: 18 and older Tennis Academy (TA) (Advanced DATE: Monday August 20 Intermediate) Leagues: Men’s Church, Men’s For Advanced Intermediate students Commercial/Civic, Co-ed, and Men’s, playing high school tennis, leagues* and Women’s Open and 35 & Over USTA tournaments - by invitation only. TIMES: Monday – Thursday evenings: 6:30 Solid technique, mental toughness, stratp.m., 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. egy, point development, shot selection, LOCATION Bishop Park and Southeast Clarke footwork and tournament preparation Park will be emphasized. REGISTRATION: Monday, July 9 - August 10, AGES: 9 – 17 2012 at East Athens Community Park or PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday and Thursday: Bishop Park from Monday – Friday; 8:30 August 14-30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. TIME: 4:30-6:00 p.m. FEE: $400 (8 games) willjones@athenFEE: August $90 ACC resident/non-resident sclarkecounty.com LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592 MANAGER’S MEETING: Monday, August 13, 2012 Bishop Park Conference Room ADULT GYMNASTICS CONTACT: Will Jones at 706- 208-0185

Adult Tumbling

Calling all former gymnasts, cheerleaders and anyone with an interest in learning how to tumble! You will flip over this class! All levels are welcomed. Meet new friends and get back into shape. AGES: 15 and older DATE: June 4 – July 23 (No classes June 25) TIME: Monday, 7:00 – 8:25 p.m. LOCATION: Bishop Park Gym, 706-613-3589 REGISTRATION: March 26 until class fills 24

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USA STEP 1

This player is just starting or has limited experience and is sill working on getting the ball in play. This class is an accelerated course and gives the novice player the skill, confidence and knowledge to begin playing doubles. AGES: 18 and older

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USA STEP 2

This player is familiar with basic strokes and basic positioning on the court. The goal of this course is to continue to work on stroke mechanics, combine different strokes to develop a point and to prepare you for USTA league tennis. Rules, scoring and basic singles and doubles strategy will be taught in this class. AGES: 18 years and older PROGRAM DATES: May 8 - 24 (3 weeks) TIME: Tuesday AND Thursday, 6:007:15 p.m. PROGRAM DATES: June 6 - July 18 (6 weeks) No class July 4 TIME: Wednesday 6:00-7:15 p.m. PROGRAM DATES: August 15 – September 19 (6 weeks) TIME: Wednesday 6:00-7:15 p.m. FEE: $75/ACC Resident $85/Non-ACC Resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592

USA STEP 3

This class is for advanced beginners through strong intermediate players featuring a 55 minute lesson working on different strokes plus a 20 minute round robin match incorporating several drills as well as coaching and critique. Join the “FUN, FITNESS and FRIENDS” AGES: 18 years and older PROGRAM DATES May 7 - 23 (3 weeks) TIME: Monday AND Wednesday 6:007:15 p.m. PROGRAM DATES: June 4 - July 9 (6 weeks) TIME: Monday 6:00-7:15 p.m.. PROGRAM DATES: August 13 – September


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Men’s Night

Tuesday night is reserved for the men. For advanced beginners through strong intermediate players featuring a 60 minute lesson working on different strokes and doubles strategy plus a 30 minute round robin match incorporating several drills as well as coaching and critique. Redeem a coupon at each session. AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATES: Ongoing TIME: Monday 7:15-8:45 p.m. FEE: $84 for a 6 coupon book/ACC $94 for a 6 coupon book/non ACC LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592

ATHENS RECREATIONAL TENNIS LEAGUE

The Athens Recreational Tennis league was developed to promote and encourage competitive match play with a flexible format in the spirit of sportsmanship, fairness and, most of all, to have fun! ARTL is for Men and Women, available to play during the daytime, evenings or weekends, who would like to play fun, competitive tennis matches with the recreational spirit. After registering as an ARTL participant, a list of league

participants, phone numbers, schedule and rules can be downloaded from the Tennis for Life website. Each participant schedules their own matches with their opponents. AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATES: Starts June 4. Deadline to register is May 28 11:59 p.m.. TIME: Anytime FEE: $30 per doubles team $25 per singles player LOCATION: Anywhere PROGRAM DATES: Starts Oct 1. Deadline to register is September 23 11:59 p.m.

SPORTS

24 (6 weeks) No class Labor Day TIME: Monday 6:00-7:15 p.m.. FEE: $75 ACC resident; $85 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3592

ACTIVE ADULT SPORTS TENNIS Year-round drills for advanced beginner and intermediate senior men and women. 60 minutes of drilling and stroke production plus 30 minutes of supervised match play. One coupon redeemed at each class. AGES: 50 years and older PROGRAM DATES: Ongoing TIME: Wednesday 8:00-9:30 a.m. (Time changes to 1:00-2:30 p.m. Nov 1) FEE: $84/6 coupon book/ACC resident $94 /coupon book/Non-residen LOCATION: Bishop Park 706- 613-3592

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ADOPT AN ANIMAL...

ACC Leisure Services invites you to adopt an animal at Bear Hollow Zoo. Bear Hollow Zoo’s sponsorship program allows anyone the opportunity to help a zoo resident of his or her choice. Donated funds provide enrichment, exhibit maintenance, and food and directly benefits the selected anima(s). There is a sponsorship level that fits every budget, best off all it is a great gift idea. Choose from Gold, Silver, or Bronze Levels and then choose an animal. Will you “adopt” a bald eagle, barn owl, black bear, bobcat, whitetail deer, or one of the other zoo residents? For more information about the Adopt an Animal program, call Bear Hollow Zoo at 706-613-3616 or visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/bearhollow

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ACC Leisure Services PARKS AND FACILITIES

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

Catering Kitchen, Dog Park, Fishing, Lake, Meeting Room, Nature Trail, Outdoor Basketball Courts,PPicnic Shelters, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse, Walking Trail, 5-Acre Zoo

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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 395 Pope Street / 706-613-3801

Basketball Court, Picnic Shelter, Playground

Rocksprings Park 291 Henderson Ext. / 706-613-3603

Athletic Field, Catering Kitchen, Community Center, Game Room, Picnic Shelter, Playground, MultiPurpose 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, Trails

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, Lake Fishing, 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

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:

Summer 2012 Camp registration is staggered beginning in late March. Program Registration Begins: Saturday, April 21, 2012: (ACC residents) Wednesday, April 25, 2012: (Non-residents)

Registration Fees:

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

Refund Policy:

• If a class or program is 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). • 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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Scholarships

Any Athens-Clarke County resident under the age of 18 may apply for a scholarship. The Bishop Park Tennis Program offers a limited number of scholarships. A list of required documents to determine scholarship eligibility are available at www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure or by calling 706-613-3800. Scholarships do not cover entrance, admission, rental fees, or adult programs. Parents must apply for a scholarship prior to the day of program registration. All scholarships expire June 30 and must be renewed.

Smoking Policy

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

Rental Information:

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

ACC LEISURE SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Administrative Office The Allen House 205 Old Commerce Road 706-613-3800 Scholarship Information 706-613-3800 www.athensclarkecounty.com/ leisure

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