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Athens Clarke County Leisure Services Department

Summer 2013 May-August 2013

Program & Events Guide

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Go 4th and Celebrate! Calling All patriots ... assemble at bishop park!

Celebrate Independence Day with the Star Spangled Classic in Bishop Park. Enjoy a children’s parade, family games, food, music, and of course, a fabulous fireworks display at nightfall. Little patriots, ages 10 and younger, are invited to decorate their bicycles, tricycles 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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The event kicks off at 6:00 pm , wth the fun continuing until 10:00! Mark your calendar now to be part of one of Athens’ most popular community events.

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on the cover: The Kids Patriotic Parade at The Star Spangled Classic.

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Joy To Walk

This is a class of basic exercise and weight control. AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday TIME:: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706- 613-3593

Adult Fitness Room

The fitness equipment room includes a multi–station weight machine, elliptical cross trainers, treadmills, recumbent bikes, and more. AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATES: Daily through April 30 TIME: Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and 6:00–9:00 p.m. Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sundays, 2:00–6:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Adult Pick-up Basketball

Stay in shape and sharpen your skills in supervised, pick–up basketball games. AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATES: Daily through April 30 TIME: Monday–Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Ladies’ Basketball Night

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

“1776”

Presented by Savannah River Productions www.savannahriverproductions.org

It’s the summer of 1776 and the nation is ready to declare independence, but only our founding fathers can agree to do it! AGES: All

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Wacky Olympics! NEW! No special skills required for our wacky version of Olympic games! We will have a Frisbee discus throw, leap frog long jump, shot put pies, potato sack races and other silliness AGES: 6–13 PROGRAM DATES: Thursday, April 18 TIME: 4:00 p.m. “Live Art” Performances FEE: $2 per class Join Athens Creative Theatre for this fastLOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, paced, highly entertaining and unique 706-613-3602 musical revue featuring Broadway songs old and new, funny and sweet! “Dance Anthems” AGES: All Presented by DanceFX Concert Dance PROGRAM DATES: Friday–Sunday, April 12–14 Company and DanceFX Athens TIME: Friday and Saturday 7:00 p.m.; www.dancefx.org Sunday 2:00 p.m. End of year annual concert presented by FEE: $15 adults; $12 students, seniors and Dancefx Concert Dance Company, Sweet children Dreams, Modern Pin-Ups, Contact LOCATION: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, Dance Company, and the Dancefx 706-613-3628 Studio Program AGES: All Second Saturday Storytime Event DATES: Friday, April 19–Saturday, April Join Nature Center staff on the second 20 Saturday of each month for nature TIME:TBA stories. Learn about the woods, turtles, Admission: $11-$16 butterflies and more. LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) AGES: For families (children under 13 must Athens, 706-613-3771 be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATES: Saturday, April 13 Senior Bingo TIME: 2:30 p.m. (approximately Bingo Games with prizes and 30-minute program) refreshments. FEE: Free AGES: 55 and older LOCATION: Education & Visitor Center, PROGRAM DATES: Beginning in August, fourth Sandy Creek Nature Center, Tuesday of every month 706-613-3615 ext. 0 TIME: 10:00 a.m.–noon FEE: $4 Ugapalooza 2013 LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, Presented by UGA Accidentals 706-613-3593 www.ugaaccidentals.com The annual a cappella invitational BINGO is BACK! concert hosted by the UGA Accidentals. We will have great prizes, wonderful AGES: All snacks and friendly competition. Call EVENT DATES: Friday, April 12 706-613-3602 to register TIME: 7:30 p.m. AGES: 50 and older Admission: $10 PROGRAM DATES: Every third Tuesday of the LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) month Athens, 706-613-3771 TIME: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FEE: $4 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602 Saturday, April 6– Sunday, April 7 TIME: Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Admission: $15 Adults, $14 Seniors, $5 Students and Children, $10 groups of 8+ LOCATION: Morton Theatre, (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771 Event DATES:

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Last Chance: April Events Tai Chi

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

Naturalist’s Walks

Join Nature Center staff on Saturday mornings for a walk around the property to see what we can discover. Bring your camera and binoculars. AGES: All (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATES: Saturday, April 20

TIME: 10:00–11:00 a.m. FEE:

Free

Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0 LOCATION:

Nature’s Trading Post

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

Earth Day

Learn about recycling, play earth awareness games, as well as planting & harvesting in our Rocksprings garden, and create your own tin can herb garden for your window seal.

Congratulations! The Georgia Recreation and Park Association has recognized the Athens- Clarke County Leisure Services Department with the “Agency Award” in the population category of 80,001 to 150,001. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and programs during the past year. This is the sixth time in the past eight years that the Department has been so honored. The award was presented at the group’s annual conference. Lyndon House Arts Center was recognized with the Therapeutic Innovative Program Award for “Celebrating the Artwork of Lois Curtis;” Arts and Humanities Award for the “Community” exhibition; and Publication Award for “The Mystique of the Automobile Event Catalog.”

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Monday, April 22 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center and Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3602 PROGRAM DATES: Time:

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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 (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

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Arts Roll Out the Barrels

Twenty-three local artists turn ordinary rain barrels into beautiful pieces of functional art. Rain barrels serve an important function to help to conserve water and reduce erosion from stormwater runoff. AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) PROGRAM DATES: May 9 – 17 TIME: Tuesday and Thursday: noon – 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Silent Auction Event for Roll Out the Barrels

An arts event to raise awareness of visual arts in everyday life and of the importance of rain barrels held in support of the Athens Green School LHAC Gallery Shop Program, an initiative to ensure A wide variety of one-of-a-kind originals environmental education is taught in by more than 85 Athens area artists the classroom and a partnership of ACC including paintings and photography, Recycling Division, Water Conservation hand painted silks, and more. Office, Greenway, Stormwater, Planning AGES: All (children must be accompanied and Keep ACC Beautiful. by an adult) AGES: All (children must be accompanied DATES: Ongoing by an adult) TIMES: Tuesday - Saturday: noon – 5:00 p.m. PROGRAM DATES: Friday, May 17 LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, TIME: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 706-613-3623 FEE: Free 38th Juried Exhibition LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, The exhibition showcases a wealth of 706-613-3623 Athens area talent. Entered in the comOssabaw Island: Holy Ground petition this year were 552 art works by An exhibition of art made using mul207 artists and 185 pieces were selected tiple versions of painting and photoby Juror Mark Sloan, Director and graphic processes by 13 members of the Senior Curator at the Halsey Institute of Ossabaw Artists’ Collective, a coalition Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC. of diverse, experienced visual artists AGES: All (children must be accompanied who return annually to Ossabaw Island by an adult) for inspiration in the tradition of the PROGRAM DATES: March 3 – May 4 Ossabaw Island Project which brought TIME: Tuesday and Thursday: noon – 9:00 together creative people of many differp.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: ent disciplines on the island for more 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. than 40 years FEE: Free AGES: All (children must be accompanied LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, by an adult) 706-613-3623 PROGRAM DATES: May 18 – July 27

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

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.

2013 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 Event Date: Thursday, May 16 TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Admission: 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

“School of Rock”

Presented by Dancefx Youth Program www.dancefx.org End of year annual concert presented by Dancefx Concert Dance Company, Sweet Dreams, Modern Pin-Ups, Contact Dance Company, and the Dancefx Studio Program. AGES: All Event Date: Friday-Saturday, May 17 – 18 TIME: Friday at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday at 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Admission: $16 Adults, $11 Seniors, Students, and Children, $10 Dfx Students NOT in the show, $5 Performer tickets (bleacher seating). LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

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2013 Preservation Awards

Presented by the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation www.achfonline.org/awards Showcasing outstanding projects that revitalize historic places in our community. See this year’s best local makeovers, from small-scale rehabilitations, to LEED-certified new construction, to million-dollar historic restorations. This is your Athens. AGES: All Event Date: Monday, June 3 TIME: 6:30 p.m. reception; show starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission: This event is free and open to the public; no ticket required LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Flagpole Athens Music Awards (TENTATIVE)

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 Event Date: Thursday, June 20 TIME: 8:00 p.m. Admission: TBA LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown) Athens, 706-613-3771

Athens Creative Theatre Summer Theatre Camp Performance: “Super Duck!”

“Super Duck” by Brian D. Taylor is the beloved tale of the ugly duckling with a super-powered, action packed twist! Campers will put on this end of camp performance. AGES: All Event Date: Friday, July 21 TIME: 7:00 p.m. FEE: TBD LOCATION: Morton Theatre (Downtown), 706-613-3771

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Kids and Teens Dance classes

LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Summer Dance Program registration takes place Saturday, April 6, from 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents. Registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 10. Registration continues Monday-Thursday from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. until Friday, April 26. Registration will be from 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. starting Monday, April 29 and continues until classes are full.

Summer Dance Intensive 3: Movement Adventure (Group 1 & Group 2)

Registration must be made by the parent or legal guardian. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and held at East Athens Educational Dance Center, 390 McKinley Drive. Birth certificate is required to register children six years of age. Mandatory Orientation All families are required to attend orientation Wednesday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. Failure to attend will result in the student’s registration being cancelled.

Summer Dance Intensive 1: Physical Fitness Program (Group 1 & Group 2)

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: 6-15 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, May 20-24 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Summer Dance Intensive 2: Movement Discovery (Group 1 & Group 2)

This program is for the moderately trained dancer. The main objective is to offer intensive training that will develop posture, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and rhythm. AGES: 6-15 PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday-Friday, May 28-31 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident

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This program is for the beginning to the moderately trained dancer. The main objective is to offer intensive training that will develop posture, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and rhythm. AGES: 6-15 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3-7 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Summer Dance Intensive 4 Dance Exploration (Group 1 & Group 2)

This is an open level class for the beginning to the lower intermediate level young dancer. We’ll offer intensive training that will develop strength, flexibility, posture and placement, movement quality, rhythm, dance theory, and dance terminology. AGES: 6-15 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, June 10-14 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Summer Dance Intensive 5 Dance Journey (Group 1 & Group 2)

Open level program for the beginning to the lower intermediate level dancer. Intensive training that will develop strength, flexibility, posture and placement, movement quality, rhythm, dance theory, and dance terminology. AGES: 6-15 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, June 17-21 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Summer Dance Intensive 6 Ballet Program(Group 1 & Group 2)

Students must be familiar with basic barre, basic positions of the feet and arms, and basic center floor exercises. Students will further develop their knowledge of ballet through vocabulary and movement. On the last day of camp,


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will be invited to watch a PRAISE demonstration given by the students. AGES: 7-15 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, July 15-19 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Summer Dance Intensive 7 Tap Program (Group 1 & Group 2)

Urban Dance Experience

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 on learning the history of tap. On the last day of camp, families will be invited to watch a tap demonstration given by the students. AGES: 7-15 PROGRAM DATES: Monday, July 1; Tuesday July 2; Wednesday July 3; Friday July 5 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

Summer Dance Intensive 8 Modern Dance (Group 1 & Group 2)

This program recommends that students 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: 7-15 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, July 8-12 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Summer Dance Intensive 9 Praise Dance Camp (Group 1 & Group 2)

It is recommended that students have some modern dance, creative movement, or ballet experience. Students will learn interpretive and expressive movements to music ranging in contemporary gospel, hip hop gospel, and old spirituals. No religious teachings in this camp. On the last day of camp, families

No dance training is required for participants. The main objective is to offer one week of Hip Hop, Step Dance, City/Street Dance, and Video Hip Hop classes that will entertain participants while developing coordination, and rhythm. Families will be invited to the last day of class. AGES: 7-15 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, June 17-21 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Beginning Ballet & Tap Intensive

This is a class for the beginning to the lower intermediate level young dancer. The main objective is to offer intensive training that will develop strength, flexibility, posture and placement, movement quality, rhythm, dance theory, and dance terminology. Families will be invited to the last day of class. AGES: 5 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, June 24-28 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Ethnic Dance

Get ready for this high energy program and learn a variety of moves from various parts of the world. Families will be invited to the last day of class. AGES: 7 years-high school PROGRAM DATES: Monday, July 1, Tuesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 3, Friday, July 5 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

balance, flexibility, creative movement, and basic dance language in preparation for a ballet class. Two separate classes AGES: 4-5

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families will be invited to watch a ballet demonstration given by the students. AGES: 7-15 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, June 24-28 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

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Class 1: Wednesdays, May 29-June 26 Class 2: Wednesdays, May 29-June 26 TIME: 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. FEE: $18 ACC resident; $27 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624

Summer Dance Project

Students are admitted into Summer Dance Project by recommendation of the EAEDC Teaching Staff. Students from other dance schools need to bring a recommendation from their school. The required audition may be scheduled by calling 706-613-3624. (Students who are not intending to return for Fall Quarter classes are ineligible to participate in any works-in-progress to be presented in the annual dance production.) Class is limited to 20 students. New students over the age of 15 are not accepted. Students over the age of 15 must be currently enrolled in our Accelerated Program.

Summer Dance Project 1: Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

All Accelerated Program Students Monday-Friday, July 8-12 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 AGES:

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Summer Dance Project 2: Intermediate/Advanced Modern

All Accelerated Program Students Monday-Friday, July 15-19 TIME: 8:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $53 ACC resident; $80 Non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Educational Dance Center, 706-613-3624 AGES:

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Kinderdancing

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Aquatics/pools

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

Pool Season The Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, Memorial Park, and Rocksprings Park pools open for the season Saturday, May 25, and are open on Sunday, May 26 and Memorial Day Monday, May 27. Last day of the pool season is Sunday, August 4.

Pool Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday: noon – 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Bishop Park Pool is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday only, but is open to the public on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27). Pool FEE: $1 per person Pool Passes: $20 Individual Pass; $30 Group/Family of Four Pass

SWIM PROGRAMS

“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 28. 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

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Swim School at Bishop Park

Small group swim lessons for children at the Bishop Park Pool. Classes are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 706-613-3801 Ages: 3 and older Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays TIMES: 9:00 am, 9:50 am, and 10:40 am DATES: Session 1: May 28 - June 14

Session 2: June 18 - July 12 (no lessons the week of July 4) Session 3: July 16 - August 2 FEE: $33 ACC resident; $50 Non-resident Registration: Begins Saturday, April 27 for ACC residents and Wednesday, May 1 for non-residents

Swim School at Lay Park

Small group swim lessons for children age 3 and older at the Lay Park pool. Classes are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 706-613-3801 Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Time: 5:30 p.m. Dates:

May 28 - June 14 June 18 - July 12 (no lessons the week of July 4) Registration: Begins Saturday, April 27 for ACC residents and Wednesday, May 1 for Non-residents Fee: $33 ACC resident; $50 Non-resident Session 1:

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Parent / Tot Swim School for Children

Small group parent/tot swim lessons for children at the Bishop Park Pool. Classes are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 706-613-3801 AGES: 6 months - 3 years Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays TIMES: 9:50 a.m. and 10:40 am Dates (no Session 1) Session 2: June 18 - July 12 (no lessons the week of July 4) Session 3: July 16 – August 2 FEE: $33 ACC resident; $50 Non- resident Registration: Begins Saturday, April 27 for ACC residents and Wednesday, May 1 for Non-residentsFor more information, call

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Adult Lap Swim

A certified lifeguard will be on duty. For more information, call 706-613-3801 AGES: Adults 18 and older DATES: May 28 – August 2 Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays TIMES: 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FEE: $55 ACC resident; $83 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park pool Registration: Begins Saturday, April 27 for ACC residents and Wednesday, May 1 for non-residents.

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 at the Bishop Park Pool. For more information, call 706-613-3801 AGES: 5 – 18 Age Control: Child must be 5 prior to June 1, 2013 DATES: May 22 – July 26 FEE: $55 ACC resident; $83 Non-resident Practices: Monday – Friday Meet DATES: To Be Announced

Pool Party

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


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Camp-a-looza Gymnastics Day Camps (706- 613-3589)

The wild, wacky weekly adventure camps that combine summer fun and gymnastics! We will offer early drop-off services (7:30-9:00 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. AGES: 6-12 (child must be 6 by 9/1/12 & not older than 12 on 5/27/2013) DATES: Weekly, Monday-Friday, June 3-Aug. 2 (No camp July 1-5) TIME: Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 FEE: $70 per person per week ACC resident; $105 per person per week non-resident REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, March 23, 8:30 – 11:30 for ACC residents at Bishop Park; Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for ACC residents; March 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for everyone at Bishop Park. PARENT’S MEETING: Monday, May 20, 5:30 p.m. at Bishop Park.

East Athens Summer Day Camp (706-613-3593)

Program includes a variety of activities, such as team sports, arts and crafts, music, swimming, movies, field trips, and much more. AGES: 6-12 (child must be 6 by 9/1/12 & not older than 12 on 5/27/2013) DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3 – July 26 (No camp on July 4) TIME: : 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Before and After Care available for an additional fee) FEE: $40 per week ACC resident; $60 per week non-resident LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at East Athens Community Center. Registration for non-residents begins Wednesday,

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Lay Park Summer Day Camp (706-613-3596)

Experience action, adventure, exploration, fun and excitement this summer at Lay Park! Campers will participate in cool science experiments, become movie stars, “travel” around the world, soar into space, and much more. AGES: 6-12 (child must be 6 by 9/1/12 & not older than 12 on 5/27/2013) DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3-July 26 (No camp July 4) TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Before and After Care available for an additional fee) FEE: $40 per week ACC resident; $60 per week non-residents LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at Lay Park. Registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 17 at Lay Park.

Memorial Park Day Camp (706-613-3580)

Program includes a variety of activities, such as team sports, arts and crafts, music, swimming, trail hikes, cooking, movies, field trips, and much more. Maximum enrollment of 90 campers per week. AGES: 6-12 (child must be 6 by 9/1/12 & not older than 12 on 5/27/2013) DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3 - July 26 (no camp on July 4) TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Before and after care available for an additional fee) FEE: $40 per week for ACC resident; $60 per week Non-resident LOCATION: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at Memorial Park. Registration for nonresidents begins Wednesday, April 10 at Memorial Park.

Parkview Summer Day Camp: Urban Adventures (706-613-3603)

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Camps & Mini Camps will explore local and global city experiences including, science and space, health and wellness, arts, cultural games & many surprises. AGES: 6-12 (child must be 6 by 9/1/12 & not older than 12 on 5/27/2013) DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3-July 26 (No camp July 4) TIME: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. FEE: $40 per week ACC resident; $60 per week non-resident LOCATION: Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3603 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday April 13, 2013 9:00 a.m. -noon for ACC Residents; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Registration takes place at the Rocksprings Community Center at 291 Henderson Ext.

Rocksprings Summer Day Camp“Crazy 8’s”( 706-613-3603)

Be part of eight wacky weeks of adventure this summer. Each week will have a unique theme such as Myths & Legends Sports Week, Island Wanderer Week, Moovin & Groovin Wellness week, just to name a few. Each individualized week will contain specific games, arts & crafts, special quests and surprises along the way. Participants will enjoy the new community pool and splash pad within Rocksprings Community Park. AGES: 6-12 (child must be 6 by 9/1/12 & not older than 12 on 5/27/2013) DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3-July 26 (No camp July 4) TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Before and after care available for additional fee) FEE: $40 per week ACC resident; $60 per week Non-resident LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday April 13 from 9:00 a.m.-noon for ACC residents; registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 17

A summer filled with all types of urban adventures great and small. Participants

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Sandy Creek Day Camp (706-613-3615)

Weekly session 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! Due to high demand, campers may register for a maximum of four one-week sessions. AGES: 6-12 (child must be 6 by 9/1/12 & not older than 12 on 5/27/2013) DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3- July 19 (No camp July 4) TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Before and after care available for additional fee) FEE: $70 ACC resident/per week: $105 nonresident/per week LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center and Sandy Creek Park REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m.- noon at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Line placement tickets available at 8:00 a.m. Registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 17 at Sandy Creek Nature Center

Zoo Camp at Bear Hollow (706-613-3616)

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. Maximum enrollment of 20 campers per week. AGES: 6-12 (child must be 6 by 9/1/12 & not older than 12 on 5/27/2013) DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, and 24-28 for ages 6-9; July 1-5 (no camp on July 4); 8-12, 15-19, and 22-26 for ages 10-12 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Before and After Care available for an additional fee) FEE: $85 per week for ACC resident; $125 Non-resident LOCATION: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at Memorial Park. Registration for nonresidents begins Wednesday, April 10 at Memorial Park

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Performance Camp: “Super Duck!” (706-613-3628)

Super Duck by Brian D. Taylor is the beloved tale of the ugly duckling with a super-powered, action packed twist! When a strange egg falls from the sky and lands near a duck pond, a mother duck decides to let it hatch and raise the strange looking creature as her own. When Super Duck defeats Dr. Tabby Clawslice and her/his crazy sidekick, Squishy the Worm-- they all discover that Super Duck is from another planet with super powers and a hero’s heart! Campers will enjoy learning the basics of theatrical performance. Activities will include blocking and performing a workshop play, theatre games, theatre etiquette and acting techniques. Performance will be held the Friday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Morton Theatre AGES: 8-12 DATES: Monday-Friday, July 15-26 (twoweek camp) TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. FEE: $173 ACC resident; $260 non-resident LOCATION: Morton Theatre (downtown) REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 27 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at Memorial Park. Registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, May 1, phone or drop by the Morton Theatre offices during work hours

AGES: 13 and OLDER

Sandy Creek Teen Camp (706-613-3615)

Weekly sessions include outdoor and nature-based activities at both Sandy Creek Nature Center and Sandy Creek Park. A weekly day trip to northeast Georgia forests and parks is included. Activities include swimming, hiking, archery, kayaking, geocaching, working with live animals and more. Due to high demand, campers may register for a maximum of two one-week sessions. AGES: 13-15 DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3 - July 19 (No camp on July 4) TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Before and after Care available for an additional fee) FEE: $80 ACC resident/per week; $135

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Non-resident/per week LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center and Sandy Creek Park REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. – noon at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Line placement tickets available at 8:00 a.m. Registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, April 17 at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

Teens in Action (706-613-3615)

Serve the community and have fun. 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 DATES: Monday-Friday, June 10 -14, June 17 -21 & Monday - Friday, July 8- 12, July 1519, July 22- 26 TIME: : 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. FEE: $58 ACC resident; $87 Non- resident LOCATION: Assemble and dismiss from Lyndon House Arts Center REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC Residents at Lyndon House Arts Center; Registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, May 1 at Lyndon House Arts Center

MINI CAMPS AGES: 3-6

Kidventures Gymnastics Mini-Camps (706-613-3589)

We’ve improved our weekly camps for 3-6 year olds even more! Weekly themes will offer campers challenge as they meet new friends. Campers may be registered for a maximum of 2 weeks per person. AGES: 3-6 (Must be 3 by April 1, 2013) REQUIREMENTS: Campers must be potty trained and able to separate from parent(s) DATES: Weekly, Monday-Friday, June 3Aug. 2 (No camp July 1-5) TIME: Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.- noon REGISTRATION: Saturday, March 23, 8:30 – 11:30 for ACC residents; Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for ACC residents; March 27 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for everyone


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Art Camp: Famous Teddy Bears I (706-613-3623)

at Bishop Park Our artwork will be inspired by the books LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 of famous teddy bears such as; Corduroy, FEE: $50 per person per week ACC resident; Paddington Bear, and of course, Winnie $75 per person per week Non-resident

the Pooh! Favorite bears are welcome. Limit 24 AGES 4-5 AGES: 4-6 Sportstime Camp DATES: Monday-Friday, June 17 - 21 Children will learn games and drills to TIME: 9:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123 introduce the player to soccer, football, non- resident plus $15 lab fee basketball, golf, kickball, lacrosse and more. Participants will learn basic rules LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, and fundamental skills and have water 706-613-3623 play each day. Participants must bring a REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, bathing suit and towel, water bottle, and 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Non-residents may register beginning snack and wear tennis shoes. AGES: 4-5 Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon House AGE CONTROL DATES: Child must be 4 years old Arts Center prior to June 1, 2013 Art Camp: The Art of Italy PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, June 17-21 (706-613-3623) or Monday-Friday, June 24-28 With a wealth of art, artists, history and TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (After Care available beautiful landscapes to inspire us, we until 5:30 p.m. for a fee of $15 per week) will use different art media to create our FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident own Italian masterpieces or “capolavori”. LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 Viva Italia! Limit 24 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 6 from AGES: 4-6 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents DATES: Monday-Friday, July 8 - 12 at Bishop Park. Registration for nonTIME: 9:00 a.m. – noon residents begins Wednesday, April 10 at FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123 Bishop Park non- resident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, AGES: 4-6 706-613-3623 Art Camp: Midnight at the Zoo REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, (706-613-3623) 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; What do the animals at the Bear Hollow Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon House Zoo like to do at midnight? We will Arts Center. use art to find out! Students will enjoy exploring different art media to create Art Camp: Famous Teddy Bears II animals at the zoo. Limit 24 (706-613-3623) AGES: 4-6 Our artwork will be inspired by the books DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3 - 7 of famous teddy bears such as; Corduroy, TIME: 9:00 a.m. – noon Paddington Bear, and of course Winnie FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123 the Pooh! Favorite bears are welcome. non- resident plus $15 lab fee Limit 24 LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, AGES: 4-6 706-613-3623 DATES: Monday-Friday, July 15 - 19 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, TIME: 9:00 a.m. – noon 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123 Registration for non-residents begins non- resident plus $15 lab fee Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon House LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, Arts Center 706-613-3623 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents;

Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon House Arts Center

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Art Camp: Midnight at the Zoo II (706-613-3623)

What do the animals at the Bear Hollow Zoo like to do at midnight? We will use art to find out! Students will enjoy exploring different art media to create animals at the zoo. Limit 24 AGES: 4-6 DATES: Monday-Friday, July 22 - 26 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – noon. FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123 non- resident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Nonresidents may register beginning Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon House Arts Center.

AGES: 6-12

Skate Camp (706-613-3589)

Participants will work on skills, tricks and maneuvers used in skateboarding. Participants must provide their own skateboard, helmet and pads. No BMX bikes or scooters are allowed, HELMET IS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION. Equipment must fit properly & be in good repair. Please bring a water bottle and snack. AGES: 6-12 AGE CONTROL DATES: Child must be 6 years old prior to July 1, 2013 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, July 8-12 or Monday-Friday, July 15-19 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - noon FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident LOCATION: Southeast Clarke Park REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at Bishop Park. Registration for nonresidents begins Wednesday, April 10 at Bishop Park.

Sports Camp (706-613-3589)

Children will learn games and drills 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,

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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 DATES: Child must be 6 years old prior to June 1, 2013 PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3-7 or Monday-Friday, June 10-14 TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.(After Care available until 5:30 p.m.for a fee of $15 per week). FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 REGISTRATION: : Begins Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents at Bishop Park. Registration for nonresidents begins Wednesday, April 10 at Bishop Park.

non-resident plus $15 lab fee LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Non-residents may register beginning Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon House Arts Center

Art Camp: Monet and More! (706-613-3623)

The Impressionists Cassatt, Degas, Monet, Morisot, Renoir, Van Gogh, etc., will inspire our artistic creations. We will explore the impressionists gifts for strokes of pure color, bright flowers, beautiful portraits, landscapes, and Art Camp: It’s My Planet – Georgia dancers. Limit 24 Rivers and Waterways II (706-613-3623) AGES: 7-11 We will create a diverse mix of art DATES: Monday-Friday, June 10 - 14 TIME: :9:00 a.m. – noon inspired by our state’s beautiful rivers FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; and waterways, while exploring their $123 non- resident plus $15 lab fee varied and rich mix of terrestrial and LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center aquatic habitats. Limit 24 AGES: 7-11 706-613-3623 DATES: Monday-Friday, June 24 - 28 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, TIME: : 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123 Non-residents may register beginning non- resident plus $15 lab fee Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon House LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, Arts Center AGES: 7-11 706-613-3623 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, AGES: 8-12 Art Camp: The Art of Italy II 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; (706-613-3623) Summer Theatre Camp (706-613-3628) Non-residents may register beginning With a wealth of art, artists, history and Campers will enjoy learning the basics Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon beautiful landscapes to inspire us, we of theatrical performance. Activities will House Arts Center. will use different art media to create our include blocking and performing a ten own Italian masterpieces or “capolavori”. Art Camp: Masterpiece Portrait for 7 – minute workshop play, theatre games, 11 years (706-613-3623) Viva Italia! Limit 24 some puppetry, theatre etiquette and AGES: 7 - 11 We will create self-portraits using famous acting techniques. DATES: Monday-Friday, July 8 - 12 AGES: 8-12 portraits as inspiration. The process of TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. DATES: Monday-Friday, June 10-14; June recreating classic master works will be FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123 used to inspire a deeper understanding of 17-21 non- resident plus $15 lab fee art techniques and art methods and will TIME: 9:00 a.m.-noon LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center FEE: $83 ACC resident; $125 Non-resident enhance artistic skills. 706-613-3623 Limit 24 (per week) REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, AGES: 7 - 11 LOCATION: Quinn Hall Memorial Park 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; DATES: Monday-Friday, June 10 - 14 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 27 Non-residents may register beginning TIME: 1:00– 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents at Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123 Memorial Park. Registration for nonHouse Arts Center. non-resident plus $15 lab fee residents begins Wednesday, May 1, LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, phone or drop by Morton Theatre during Art Camp: It’s My Planet: Georgia Rivers 706-613-3623 work hours. and Waterways (706-613-3623) REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, We will create a diverse mix of art 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; inspired by our state’s beautiful rivers Non-residents may register beginning and waterways, while exploring their Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon House varied and rich mix of terrestrial and Arts Center. aquatic habitats. Description: Limit 24 Camp registration occurs at AGES: 7-11 the facility where the camp DATES: Monday-Friday, June 24 - 28 takes place unless otherwise TIME: 9:00 a.m. – noon indicated. FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123

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Triathlon Camp (706- 613-3589)

Art Camp: Masterpiece Portrait for Teens (706-613-3623)

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AGES; 8-12

Art Camp: Teen Top Chef (706-613-3623)

What better combination than food and art, or food as art, or food presentation Participants will improve fundamental as art? We will combine it all in this fun Participants will create self-portraits skills of swimming, running and cycling camp where we will cook, draw, paint, using famous portraits as inspiration. and will work on endurance and speed. create unique cookbooks, etc. ending in a The process of recreating classic master Participants must be able to swim and friendly competition Who will win Teen works will be used to inspire a deeper ride a bicycle and must provide their Top Chef? Limit 12 own bicycle and helmet, bathing suit and understanding of art techniques and art AGES: 12 and older appropriate running shoes. Please bring a methods and will enhance artistic skills. DATES: Monday-Friday, July 15 - 19 Limit 16 water bottle and snack. TIME: : 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. AGES: 8-12 AGES: 12 and older FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123 AGE CONTROL DATES: Child must be 8 years old DATES: Monday-Friday, June 3 - 7 non- resident plus $15 lab fee prior to July 1 TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center PROGRAM DATES: Monday-Friday: July 22-26 FEE: $82 ACC resident plus $15 lab fee; $123 706-613-3623 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – noon non- resident plus $15 lab fee REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, FEE: $65 ACC resident; $98 Non-resident LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; LOCATION: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589 706-613-3623 Non-residents may register beginning REGISTRATION: : Begins Saturday, April 6 REGISTRATION: Begins Saturday, April 20, Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon House Arts from 9:00 a.m. – noon for ACC residents 9:00 a.m. - noon for ACC residents; Center. at Bishop Park. Registration for nonNon-residents may register beginning residents begins Wednesday, April 10 at Wednesday, April 24 at Lyndon House Bishop Park Arts Center. 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.

Make a Wish... Celebrate your birthday with the ACC Leisure Services Department! The gymnastics parties at Bishop Park consist of one-hour of exciting gymnastics challenges and 30 minutes in one of the party areas. A personal party coach stays with each group of up to 25 children and a personal party host will assist in the party area. Parties are not offered during summer month. Call 706-613-3589 for more information. The three-hour zoo parties at Bear Hollow include use of the new air-conditioned Zoo Operations Building, a custom zoo tour and educational animal program, and a Bear Hollow t-shirt. Parties are not offered during summer months. Call 706-613-3616 for details. Sandy Creek Nature Center parties are for ages four to 12. The two-hour party includes a 45-minute nature program of your choice. Program topics include Dynamic Dinos, Super Snakes, Turtle Time, and Wildlife Adventure. Call 706-613-3615 for details. For more details, visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/birthdays

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Fitness & Wellness Adults

Adult Fitness Room

Get in shape this summer. Ages: 18 and older Program Dates: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. 8:30 p.m. Time: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sunday: 2:00- 5:30 p.m. June and July: MondayFriday: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. FEE: Free Location East Athens Community Center, 706-613-359

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

Adult Pick-up Basketball

This program consists of supervised pick– up basketball games. Ages: 18 and older PROGRAM DATE: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Sundays (call for availability) FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park Community Center, 706- 613-3596

“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 28. 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

KIDS and Teens

Yoga Sprouts

At Yoga Spouts, we use fun, playful yoga poses and breathing exercises which give

children a feeling of well being. The benefits of yoga can be seen in all areas of a child’s life- creatively, physically, socially, and academically. Join us to learn more about it! Pre-registration is required by calling 706-613-3580. Minimum 4 participants, maximum 10 participants. Ages: 3-6 Program Dates: Session I: Tuesdays, August 20-October 8 Session II: Tuesdays, October 15-December 17 (no class on October 29 or November 26) Time: 3:45- 4:45 p.m. Fee: $50 ACC resident; $75 Non-resident Location: Memorial Park Recreation Hall

Active Adults

Introduction to Pickleball NEW!

Pickleball is an active and addictive game that’s fun for all ages. It’s a combination of ping pong, tennis, and badminton that’s played on a badminton-sized court with wooden paddles and a wiffle ball. Join us for this fun introduction. Ages: 55 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, May 3 Time: 10:00 a.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Dive In! Show us your good grades! Students 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 receive 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. and 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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Community Resource Center (Part of the Athens Regional Library System)

Daily programs include group reading and one-on-one sessions, guest speakers & more. AGES: 6 and older PROGRAM DATE: Monday-Thursday : May 1-August 31 (East Athens) Monday– Friday May 1 – August 31 (Lay Park) TIME: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. (East Athens) 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Lay Park) FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3657 and Lay Park Community Center, 706-613-3667

AGES: 18 and older (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) PROGRAM DATES: Third Saturday each month – upcoming dances are May 18, June 15, July 20 & August 17 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

Kids and Teens

Zoo Parties

Have your birthday at Bear Hollow. Two packages available – deluxe includes a specialty cake in the shape of an animal. Call 706-613-3580 for reservations. AGES: All Zoo Open Exhibit Hall Saturdays Program Dates Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 Explore Bear Hollow’s exhibit hall and p.m. or 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. visit some of the animals used in proSundays 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. grams such as salamanders, pond turtles, FEE: $75 for the Basic Package; $125 for snakes and more. Deluxe Package. AGES: All LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Dates: Saturday afternoons Park, 706-613-3616 TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free and open to the public Introduction to Pickleball NEW! LOCATION: Bear Hollow Zoo, 706-613-3616 Pickleball is an active and addictive game that’s fun for all ages. It’s a combiMemorial Park Dog Obedience nation of ping pong, tennis, and badminDog obedience training at its best for ton that’s played on a badminton-sized both the canines and their human court with wooden paddles and a wiffle owners! Pre-registration required. Call ball. Join us for this fun introduction to 706-613-3580 to register. Visit www. a great new sport! AGES: 6 - 17 k9insight.biz for more information. AGES: 18 and older (under 18 must be PROGRAM DATES: Friday, May 3 accompanied by a parent/guardian) TIME: 4:00 p.m. PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday evenings for 7 FEE: Free weekly sessions. Start date TBD. LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 Times: Puppy class (puppies 5 months and Homework Helpers & Afterschool under) 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.; program Basic (5 months and older) 6:30 – 7:45 Need help with homework? Join us p.m. and 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.; Advanced for our specialized after-school homeObedience 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. work helpers. After homework, enjoy FEE: $100 ACC resident; $120 Non- resident our computer lab, outside sports, Wii LOCATION: Memorial Park , 706-613-3580 Wednesday’s and various craft & game Contra Dances adventures. Join us for fantastic scienLearn the folk art of Contra Dance tific experiments, mathematical games, with the Athens Folk Music and Dance literature exploration and watch your Society. Dances held in the Recreation scholastics improve greatly! AGES: 6 - 13 Hall and feature a caller and live band. PROGRAM DATES: Continuing through May 17, Lesson for beginners before each dance.

general recreation

General Recreation ACC last day of school TIME: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. FEE: $1 per day/$5 per week LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3603

Scientific Exploration Mondays! NEW!

School starts back on August 7 for Athens Clarke County. Following homework helpers every Monday we will complete our wonderful scientific experiments. Past experiments have included making our own silly putty, creating tornados in a bottle, carbon dioxide balloon bottles and more! Call 706-613-3603 for details. AGES: 6-13 PROGRAM DATES: Continuing through May 17, ACC last day of school TIME: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. FEE: Free with afterschool registration LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Centers, 706-613-3603

Arts & Crafts

This after school program consists of teaching arts and crafts and allows children to create their own artwork. AGES: 6 - 12 PROGRAM DATES: Mondays, during the months of May and August only TIME: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706- 613-3593

Fairy House Build NEW!

Have you ever wanted to build your very own fairy house, elf house or garden. Join us for a our first every fairy/elf house build. You can take your house home and wait for the fairies and elves to move in! Registeration required by July 29. AGES: 2 - 5 PROGRAM DATES: Wednesday, August 8 TIME: 10:00 a.m.. FEE: $3 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

Watermelon Celebration Day NEW!

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summer and beat the August heat so join us with some end of the year watermelon fun. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Friday, August 2 TIME: 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview Community Centers, 706-613-3603

National Left Hander’s Day! NEW!

Ever wish you were ambidextrous? We will challenge your skills writing, tying shoes, throwing hitting and more! If you already have left-handed skills, you will have the edge on this day. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Thursday, August 13 TIME: 4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

EACC After-School Adventure Program

This program provides help with homework, a light snack and games. AGES: 7 – 15 PROGRAM DATES: Mondays –Thursdays Beginning August 19 TIME: 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. FEE: $4 per Week LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Adults

Introduction to Pickleball NEW!

Pickleball is an active and addictive game that’s fun for all ages. It’s a combination of ping pong, tennis, and badminton that’s played on a badminton-sized court with wooden paddles and a wiffle ball. Join us for this fun introduction to a great new sport! AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM DATE: Wednesday, May 1 TIME: 7:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596

Active Adults

Tai Chi

Improve your flexibility, increase stamina, balance and coordination by joining our Tai Chi Thursdays-beginners are always welcome! Call to register. You may begin this class at any time. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATES: This is an ongoing class on Thursdays - beginning May 2 TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. FEE: $3 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Computer Building Basics NEW!

Learn how to build a PC from scratch! We’ll cover parts selection, operating Trail mix is a great healthy snack that system installation, troubleshooting, everyone enjoys. We will have all the maintenance and more. AGES: 55 and older goodies to create our own nutritious PROGRAM DATE: Monday, May 6 – after school snacks. We will provide the ingredients, you provide the imagination. Wednesday, May 8 AGES: 6 - 13 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PROGRAM DATES: Friday, August 23 FEE: $10 ACC resident; $15 Non-resident TIME: 4:00 p.m. LOCATION: Lay Park, 706-613-3596 FEE: Free Senior Picnic LOCATION: Rocksprings & Parkview A picnic for Seniors, fun, food, and Community Centers, 706-613-3603 games. National Roasted Marshmallow Day AGES: 55 and older NEW! PROGRAM DATE: Tuesday, May 14 August 30 is National Marshmallow Day TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. & we are going to celebrate with Smores! FEE: $1 AGES: 6-13 LOCATION: Depart East Athens Community PROGRAM DATES: Friday, August 30 Center, to Sandy Creek Nature Center, TIME: 4:00 p.m. 706-613-3593 FEE: Free Bingo is BACK! LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, Let’s enjoy the fall by getting back in 706-613-3603

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our Bingo groove. We will have great prizes, wonderful snacks and as always enjoy our friendly competition. AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday, August 20 & every 3rd Tuesday of the month TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FEE: $4 LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

Senior Bingo

Bingo Games with prizes and refreshments. AGES: 55 years and older PROGRAM DATES: Fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning August 27 TIME: 10:00 a.m. – noon FEE: $4 LOCATION: East Athens Community Center, 706-613-3593

Active Adult Trips

Overnight to Chattanooga

Join us for our trip to the mountains antiquing, a visit to Rock City, Ruby Falls and enjoy the bliss of autumn in the mountains. Registration begins, July 22, 2013 & deadline is August 23 AGES: 50 and older PROGRAM DATE: Friday, September 13 – Saturday, September 14 TIME: Depart 9:00 a.m. September 13 & return 6:00 p.m. on September 14 FEE: TBD Location: Depart from Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

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It’s a recreation celebration! The ACC Leisure Services Department marks “July is National Park and Recreation Month” with a variety of special programs. Vist www.athensclarkecounty.com/ parkmonth for a complete list of activities.

The Star Spangled Classic

Celebrate Independence Day at Bishop Park with family fun, “Kids Patriotic Parade,” and fireworks Ages: All Program Date: Thursday, July 4 Time: 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. Fee: Admission and parking are free Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

Journey Through the Stars for Families

Join us for our Planetarium Program in the Sky Center. We will journey through the night sky, exploring the great beyond! AGES: For Families (children 4 years and older) Program Date: Saturday, July 6 (Moon Mania) TIME: 2:00-3:00 p.m. FEE: Pre-registration required. $7 ACC resident family/per program; $10 Nonresident family/per program LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Gallery Tour and Discussion

Enjoy a guided tour of the current Ossabaw Island: Holy Ground art exhibition. AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) Program Date: Thursday, July 18 Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623

Splashdown 2013

Make it one small splash for man, one giant splash for mankind. Celebrate the 44th 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 (children must be accompanied by an adult) Program: Date: Saturday, July 20 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Fee: Free Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3800

“July is Natioanl Park and Recreation Month” AcTiviitIes

“July is National Park & Recreation Month” Activities Open House “Wild Weather”

Do you know how tornadoes form or why lightning strikes? Join our open house to learn more about what creates our weather, how to stay safe and prepared during our next big storm. AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) Program Date: Saturday, July 27 Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Parkview 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. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Thursday, July 23 TIME: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. FEE: $2 per participant LOCATION: Parkview Community Center, 706-613-3603

Rocksprings 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. AGES: 6 - 13 PROGRAM DATES: Thursday, July 25 TIME: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. FEE: $2 per participant LOCATION: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3602

Take a Hike! ACC Leisure Services offers miles of trails and walking paths. Bishop Park East Athens Community Center Greenway Memoral Park, Sandy Creek Nature Center Sandy Creek Park Southeast Clarke Park Visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/trails

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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 (children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Program Dates: Saturdays, May 4; June 15; July 20; August 17 Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m. FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration required. LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

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 Dates: Fridays, May 10; June 7; June 21 Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m. FEE: Pre-registration required. $7 ACC resident family/per program, $10 Nonresident family/per program LOCATION: Walker Hall, Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

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 more. AGES: For Families (children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Program Dates: Saturdays, May 11; June 8; July 13; August 10 Times: 2:30-3:00 p.m. FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration required. LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Nature’s Trading Post

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AGES: All (children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult) Program Dates: Saturdays, May 18; June 15; July 20; August 17 Time: 11:00 a.m. - noon FEE: Free. Drop in, no pre-registration required. LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Journey Through the Stars for Families

Join us for our Planetarium Program in the Sky Center. We will journey through the night sky, exploring the great beyond! AGES: For Families (children 4 years and older) Program Dates: Thursday, May 23 or Saturday, May 25: 2-3:00 p.m. “ Solar System Block Party” Party around our astronomical neighborhood as we explore our solar system. A portion of the program will take place outside of the planetarium. Program Date: Saturday, June 22: 10:0011:00 a.m.”Winter in June?” How can anyone think about winter when feeling the summer heat? We’ll learn how the southern hemisphere has winter during our summer and learn a few constellations of the southern sky. Program Date: Saturday, July 6: 2:00-3:00 p.m.“Moon Mania” We’ll all be mooning over our moon and other moons in our solar system. We’ll also celebrate the anniversary of the first moon landing. Program Date: Thursday, August 1 or Saturday, August 3: 10:00-11:00 a.m. “Let’s Get Sirius” Dog days of summer got you down? Learn why Sirius was believed to create the heat of the summer and learn about other summer constellations in our sky. FEE: Pre-registration required. $7 ACC resident family/per program; $10 Nonresident family/per program LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

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Family Program: Animal Appetites

Interested in learning what the animals at Sandy Creek eat? Join us for a morning of learning about the animals’ needs and participate in feeding the critters. AGES: For Families (children 6 years and older) Program Date: Saturday, June 8 Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon FEE: Pre-registration required. $7 ACC resident family; $10 Non-resident family LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Insects of the Night

Let’s see what crawls, flies and buzzes in the heat of the summer night. Join us for a night hike to see what creatures we can stir up! AGES: For Families (children 4 years and older) Program Date: Friday, June 28 Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m. FEE: Pre-registration required. $7 ACC resident family; $10 Non-resident family LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Open House “Wild Weather”

Do you know how tornadoes form or why lightning strikes? Join our open house to learn more about what creates our weather, how to stay safe and prepared during our next big storm. AGES: All (children must be accompanied by an adult) Program Date: Saturday, July 27 Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m. FEE: Free LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0


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Journey Through the Stars for Adults

Join us for our Planetarium Program in the Sky Center. We will journey through the night sky, exploring the great beyond! AGES: 13 and older Program Date: Saturday, June 22: 3:00 4:00 p.m. ”Winter in June?” How can anyone think about winter when feeling the summer heat? We’ll learn how the southern hemisphere has winter during our summer and learn a few constellations of the southern sky. Program Date: Saturday, August 3: 3:00 4:00 p.m. “Let’s Get Sirius” Dog days of summer got you down? Learn why Sirius was believed to create the heat of the summer and about other summer constellations in our sky. FEE: Pre-registration required. $3 ACC resident /per program; $10 Nonresident/per program LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Water Boogie

Time: 3:30-4:30

Nature/science education

ADULTS

p.m. Get down with water! We’ll create the FEE: $24 ACC resident; $36 Non-resident aqua blues and dance our way into LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, the waterways at Sandy Creek. Be 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Summer Explorers: Travels with Sandy

Where is Sandy the Frog? We’ll learn about Sandy’s travels and do our own travels to the hills and streams at Sandy Creek. Enjoy activities, snacks, and a hike each day. Pre-registration required. AGES: 4-6 Program Dates: Wednesday, June 12-Friday, June 14 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FEE: $20 ACC residents; $30 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext. 0

Mud Madness

Squish! Ick! So slimy! Get ready to become one with mud. We’ll learn about rocks and soils, where mud comes from and create mud monsters. Be prepared to get dirty! Enjoy KIDS AND TEENS activities, snacks, and a hike each day. Babies & Beasties Series Pre-registration required. Join us for a class structured for AGES: 4-6 Program Dates: Wednesday, June toddlers and their parents to learn about the world around them through 26-Friday, June 28 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. AGES: 18 months to 2 years (accompanied FEE: $20 ACC residents; $30 by an adult) Non-resident Program Dates: Thursdays; May 2, 9, 16, LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 23 or Saturdays May 4, 11, 18, 25; 706-613-3615 ext. 0 Thursdays; August 8, 15, 22, 29; or Super Heroes Saturdays; August 10, 17, 24, 31 It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s your Time: 10:00-10:45 a.m. favorite nature super hero! We’ll FEE: Pre-registration required. $12 ACC uncover the identity of some of resident; $18 Non-resident; nature’s most important heroes and LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, what powers they possess. On the last 706-613-3615 day, dress as your favorite super hero Knee-High Naturalists Enjoy activities, snacks, and a hike Explore nature with your child. This each day. Pre-registration required. AGES: 4-6 program includes age-appropriate Program Dates: Wednesday, July 10-Friday, nature exploration, animal encounters, hikes and crafts. Pre-registration July 12 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. required. AGES: 3-5 (accompanied by an adult) FEE: $20 ACC residents; $30 Program Dates: Alternating Wednesdays; Non-resident May 8, 22; June 5, 19; July 3, 17, 31; LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, August 14 706-613-3615 ext 0

prepared to get wet! Enjoy activities, snacks, and a hike everyday. Preregistration required. AGES: 4-6 Program Dates: Wednesday, July 24-Friday, July 26 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FEE: $20 ACC residents; $30 Non-resident LOCATION: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615 ext 0

Friday Night Paddles Don’t miss the nightlife on Lake Chapman! Guests may use a boat from Sandy Creek Park or bring their own (canoes and kayaks only) Friday Night Paddles May 3, 17 June 7, 21 July 12, 19 August 2 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Time: 8:30 -10:30 p.m. Fee: $8 ACC resident; $12 non-resident. Payment is due at time of registration. Call 706-613-3631 to register www.athensclarkecounty.com/ sandycreekpark

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Special Events/Holiday Events All Ages

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. Program Date: Monday, May 27 Time: noon – 3:00 p.m. Fee: Free and open to the public! Location: Memorial Park 706-613-3580

Snake Day

It is the year of the snake, so what better time to surround yourself with these scaly creatures. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the misunderstood and secret world of snakes. Touch a snake or two, explore the amazing diversity of our native Georgia snakes and a few non-native ones, too. Crafts, hands-on activities and presentations are part of the day. Ages: All Program Date : Saturday, June 1 Time: noon - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $3 ACC residents; $5 Non-resident Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center, 706-613-3615

The Star Spangled Classic

Celebrate Independence Day at Bishop Park with family fun, “Kids Patriotic Parade,” and fireworks. Ages: All Program Date: Thursday, July 4 Time: 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. Fee: Admission and parking are free Location: Bishop Park, 706-613-3589

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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. Music, educational sessions and activities are planned. Date: Saturday, August 10 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fee: Free and open to the public! Location: Memorial Park, 706-613-3580

May Is Older Americans Month

Painting in the Park

Calling all painters, sculptors, doodlers, experts and beginners! We are going to have a 3-week painting group that will paint basic designs onto canvas. This is a new social group that we hope to continue to as part of our ongoing programs. We will also enjoy refreshments including fruit tray, cheeses and sparkling cider. Register by April 29. Ages: 50 and older Date: Tuesdays, May 7, 14 & 21 Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Fee: No fee if you bring your own materials, a fee of $8 will be charged to utilize community center materials. Location: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

Pancake Breakfast and Basic Health Screening

Join us for a pancake breakfast with a guest speaker regarding healthcare essentials for adults. Blood pressure screening, auditory testing, vision screening and more. There will be healthy giveaways, tips for couponing to save but also keep our saving healthy. Please register by May 1 for this open house event. Ages: 50 and older Date: Thursday, May 9 Time: TBD Fee: Free Location: Rocksprings Community Center, 706-613-3603

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Photography Contest

We are having an open digital photography contest for individuals 50 and above. Our focus is health, people, nature and parks. If you would like your photo to be included please submit to marci.summer@athensclarkecounty.com by May 24. There will be prizes for the top three contributors to the contest. For more information call 706-613-3603.

Healthcare BINGO NEW!

May is Older American’s Month, so our May BINGO group will focus on all things health related. Prizes will include healthcare and safety items that everyone should have in their homes. Thermometers, smoke detectors, First Aid supplies and some other surprises! This is an open house event, no registration is required. Ages: 50 and older Date: Tuesday, May 21 Time: 10:00 a.m.- noon Fee: $4 Location: Rocksprings Community Center

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SPORTS

Sports Kids

Therapeutics

NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick

Special Olympics Bowling

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host a local competition for NFL Punt, Pass and Kick. Come join the boys and girls for some fun football skill competition. AGES: 6 - 15 PROGRAM DATE: Saturday, August 3 TIME: 10:00 a.m. LOCATION: East Athens Community Park Registration: Tuesday, July 2 FEE: Free Contact: Will Jones at 706- 208-0185 or will.jones@athensclarkecounty.com

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 22. State competition in WarnerRobins, August 23-25. Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m. Fee: $3.75/game, payable directly to Showtime Bowl Location: Showtime Bowl Registration Date: Call 706-613-3580 to obtain a medical form. These must be completed prior to participating.

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Take a Hike! Hike to the New Bridge Join Sandy Creek Park staff for a hike to the beautiful new Ellen R. Jordan Bridge at the north end of the park. The hike is approximately five miles, and departs from and returns to the park’s boat ramp parking lot. This scenic hike covers moderate terrain. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and bring water and a snack. Please e-mail questions to sandycreekpark@athensclarkecounty.com. AGES: 12 and older PROGRAM DATES:

Sundays, April 7, April 21, and May 5

TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

FEE: Free with Park Admission ($2 per person ages 4 through 64 years old) LOCATION:

Sandy Creek Park

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Parks & Facilities 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

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

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

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

Parkview Community Center Parkview Homes / 706-613-3601

Multi-Purpose Room, Outdoor Basketball Court

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

Basketball Court, Picnic Shelter, Playground

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

Athletic Field, Catering Kitchen, Community Center, Game Room, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Multi-Purpose Room, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Picnic Pavilion, Swimming Pool and Bathhouse

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

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

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

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

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

Satterfield Park 3028 Cherokee Road / 706-613-3871

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

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

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

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

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Athletic Fields, Concession Stand, Playground, Tennis Courts

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


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6 East Athens Community Center 400 McKinley Drive 7 East Athens Community Park 200 Trail Creek Street 8 East Athens Educational Dance Center 390 McKinley Drive 9 Holland Youth Sports Complex 250 Vincent Drive 10 Lay Park 297 Hoyt Street 11 Lyndon House Arts Center 293 Hoyt Street

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12 Memorial Park 293 Gran Ellen Drive 13 Morton Theatre/ Athens Creative Theatre 195 West Washington Street 14 North Oconee River Greenway 205 Old Commerce Road 15 North Oconee River Park MLK Parkway 16 Parkview Community Center Parkview Homes 17 Reese and Pope Park 395 Pope Street 18 Rocksprings Park 291 Henderson Ext. 19 Sandy Creek Nature Center 205 Old Commerce Road 20 Sandy Creek Park 400 Bob Holman Road 21 Satterfield Park 3028 Cherokee Road 22 Southeast Clarke Park 4440 Lexington Road

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Visit athensclarkecounty.com/leisure for details on these and other programs

ACC Leisure Services Facilities & Parks

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

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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 2013 Camp registration varies beginning in late March. Program Registration Begins: Saturday, April 27 2013: (ACC residents) Wednesday, May 1, 2013: (Non-residents)

Registration Fees:

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

Refund Policy:

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

Scholarships

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

Smoking Policy

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

Rental Information:

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

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

ACC Leisure Services Program Guide Summer 2013  

A listing of summer activities and programs offered by the ACC Leisure Services Department.