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C o m m u n i t y E n r i c h m e n t C l a s s e s f o r Yo u t h & A d u l t

Enriched for Life Fall/Winter 2018/19

Volume 5, Issue 1 •

Enrichment Class Registration Information & Policies 4 WAYS TO REGISTER

1. Online Registration at 2. Call the Enrichment Office at (269) 323-6700 3. Mail registration form with fee to: Portage Public Schools, 8107 Mustang Drive, Portage, MI 49002 Attn: Enrichment Program 4. Visit us at 8107 Mustang Drive in Portage Payment due at time of registration. We accept VISA, MC, DISCOVER & AMERICAN EXPRESS. Checks payable to Portage Public Schools All classes must reach minimum renrollment. ENROLL EARLY! Registration closes one week prior to the start date. Mark your calendar!! Come at your registered time unless otherwise contacted. All classes must reach minimum enrollment. Registration closes one week prior to the start date.

All notification/receipts are sent via email. Please keep your email address current. SCHOOL CLOSURE POLICY

As a rule, when PPS cancels school due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or power outages, the Enrichment programs will also be canceled. However, there are times when the decision may be made to still hold all or some enrichment classes that day. In the event that classes have been canceled, a teacher or off-site business may have the option to hold class. Please check the EfL website (, your email and/or contact the business where your class is scheduled to be held. Please have a current email address in your profile.


A full refund will be issued if it is necessary for us to cancel a class/ program because of insufficient enrollment. If the enrolled student calls within three business days before the first class meeting, a refund will be issued, minus a $10 processing fee. If you cancel after the deadline, you will not qualify for a refund. No refunds or credits will be issued for one-time programs unless request is received at least three business days in advance. Once a class begins, no refunds will be given. A $25 fee will be assessed for returned checks. Please Note: The refund policy applies to all classes unless otherwise noted in the class description.




Table of Contents


Registration Information & Policies.......................................................2 Guide To Finding Our Schools Class Locations............................................................................ 4/5

Fitness, Sports & Recreation

Adult & Youth.......................................................................... 6-17


Adult Aquatics ...........................................................................18 Youth Aquatics....................................................................... 19-21

Special Interests, Crafts & Academics

Crafts................................................................................... 22-23 Special Interests.................................................................... 24-25 Academics.................................................................................26

The Arts

Dance.........................................................................................27-29 Art .............................................................................................30-33

Business & Technology................................................................ 34-37 Registration Form..............................................................................38

Find our back-to-school Calendar on page 11.

Strength & Conditioning Classes This is a great way for athletes to improve their sports performance while preventing injury! Designed for students in grades 4-8 and grades 9-12, these classes can help improve strength, speed, agility, power and other physical skills. Our instructors are master’s prepared certified strength & conditioning specialists and certified athletic trainers. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday To register and for additional information, visit We also welcome drop-ins. For questions, call Stacie at (855) 618-2676, ext. 4579. Performance Training 3433 Midlink Drive (Sprinkle Rd. & I-94) Kalamazoo




The Administration building is located at 8107 Mustang Drive. Mustang Drive is east of S. Westnedge near the Dairy Queen on Centre. Turn onto Mustang Drive and the building will be on your left. Please use the main entrance. COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER (CEC)/CURIOUS KIDS/COMMUNITY H.S.

The Community Education Center is located at 1010 West Milham in Portage (corner of Constitution and Milham, Constitution Road dead ends into the parking lot). Follow the parking lot around to the back of the building and use the north entrance. •

Use the north entrance (glass vestibule), located at the back of the building. Proceed down the north hallway to locate classrooms 122-129.


Use the student entrance located at the corner of Centre Avenue and Mustang Drive. •

CHS/ Media Center (2nd Floor)–Use the student entrance. Stairs are located to the left. Proceed to the 2nd floor; the Media Center will be in front of you. Elevator is located to the right. Go to the 2nd floor, turn left upon exiting the elevator, proceed over the “bridge” and the Media Center will be on your right. CHS/Rm 1130-1136–Use the student entrance and proceed down the hallway past the office to find your classroom. CHS/1122 (Art Room) & 1125–Use the student entrance, turn left and proceed through the blue double doors to find your classroom. CHS Stable–Located behind Central Middle School on S. Westnedge Avenue, south of Central High School.


Located at the corner of Idaho and Oregon Streets, follow Oregon to the parking lot located at the back of the buiding •

NHS Commons–Use entrance at the back of the school, lower level. If parking is limited, use the MAIN entrance on Idaho St.

NHS/Doghouse–Located east of the parking lot.



NHS/L114 Follow the sidewalk, located to the right of the 3-story glass entrance, to the door between the two wings of the building. Enter, turn right and proceed to the next hallway.


The main entrance is located in front of the high school on Idaho Street.

NHS/Community Room (Comm Rm) - located down the hall past the office on the right hand side.

NHS/Commons - located at the bottom of the stairs.


NMS/Pool–Entrance is located on the north side of the school on Idaho Street (facing Northern High School).

NMS/Media Ctr—Use main entrance, turn left and proceed to the end of the hall. Turn right and continue down hall, the Media Center is on the right.

Room Key

ACT/Activity Area ART/Art Room CAF/Cafeteria COMM RM/Community Room COMP LAB/Computer Lab CONF RM/Conference Room MEDIA CTR/Media Center

Enriched for Life is printed by Stafford Media Enrichment Coordinator: Cherie McMullin

Guide To Finding Our Schools/Class Locations






1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 14. 14. 16. 16.

AMB – Amberly Elementary, 6637 Amberly Avenue ANG – Angling Road Elementary, 5340 Angling Road CEL – Central Elementary, 8422 South Westnedge Avenue HAV – Haverhill Elementary, 6633 Haverhill Avenue 4 (269) 323-6759 LCE – Lake Center Elementary, 10010 Portage Road MBE – Moorsbridge Elementary, 7361 Moorsbridge Road TWL – 12th Street Elementary, 6501 S. 12th Street WOD – Woodland Elementary, 1401 Woodland Avenue CMS – Central Middle School, 8305 South Westnedge Avenue NMS – North Middle School, 5808 Oregon Street WMS – West Middle School, 7145 Moorsbridge Road CHS – Central High School, 8135 South Westnedge Avenue NHS – Northern High School, 1000 Idaho Street CEC – Portage Community Education Center, 1010 West Milham Avenue CEC/CK – Curious Kids Child Care/Pre-school CEC/CoHS – Community High School ADM – Administration Building, 8107 Mustang Drive H ADM – Enrichment Office, 8107 Mustang Drive H

Additional Class Locations Fitness Yoga – 614 Romence Rd. Suite 240 Great Skate – 10496 Portage Road KIC/Kingdom Sports – 8151 Merchant Place Mosaic Hall & Dance Center – 10097 Oakland Drive West Hills Athletic Club – 2001 South 11th Street Walker’s Tae Kwon Do – 8675 Portage Road

Look for these graphics for

Winter/ ✿Spring classes!



Fitness, Sports & Recreation

BUSY BODIES Busy Bodies is designed to accommodate exercisers of all ages and fitness levels. Build your aerobic capacity, strength, endurance and balance while improving posture and stamina with this great all around workout! This class is a 50/50 combination of choreographed aerobic exercise and body sculpting, ending with a stretching segment guaranteed to ease your muscles, slow your breath and calm your spirit. Join us. We have been helping bodies get fit for over 30 years! Please bring a towel or mat for the floor work. Registration for any two-day class includes unlimited attendance at any Monday through Thursday class.. Try your first class for free! BUSY BODIES - 110106F MON/WED 5:45-6:45PM 9/10-11/07 TWL GYM $108 / 9WKS JENZEN BUSY BODIES - 110107F TUE/THU 5:45-6:45PM 9/11-11/08 TWL GYM $108 / 9WKS HAROLDSON

BUSY BODIES - 110108F MON/WED 5:45-6:45PM 11/12-1/23 TWL GYM $108 / 9WKS JENZEN BUSY BODIES - 110109F TUE/THU 5:45-6:45PM 11/13-1/24 TWL GYM $102 / 8.5WKS HAROLDSON

NO CLASSES 11/22, 12/24 - 1/03 11/13 & 11/15 @WMS/CAF

FITNESS YOGA Functional Core: This class will focus on core strength, endurance, flexibility, motor control, and

function for every day activities. The basic exercises introduced will unite body and mind. You will learn correct breathing techniques, proper strengthening of the important core stabilizer muscles, and enjoy a relaxing stretch at the end of each class. FUNCTIONAL CORE - 113137F THURSDAYS 10:15-11:15AM 9/13-10/11 FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS EARLE

FUNCTIONAL CORE - 113138F THURSDAYS 10:15-11:15AM 10/18-11/15 FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS EARLE


Introduction to Yoga & Pilates: This introductory class will prepare you for our Fitness Yoga Basic

classes! Here we will familiarize ourselves with the many elements of our Fitness Yoga practice, which will include: anatomical alignment, breath practice, core development, and body awareness. This session will break down these elements, allowing you to practice and learn these basic principles. You will need to be able to move up and down from a yoga mat and spend some time on your knees. YOGA & PILATES - 113136F WEDNESDAYS 6:45-7:45PM FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS



9/12-10/10 CASSADA

YOGA & PILATES - 113133F MONDAYS 11:30AM-12:30PM 10/15-11/12 FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS CASSADA

FITNESS YOGA your body through yoga poses in a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. The focus will be on posture, balance, range of motion, joint health and deep stretches, connecting breath with movement. This is an excellent class if you are new to yoga or perhaps healing from an injury. YOGA BASICS - 113141F YOGA BASICS - 113142F THURSDAYS 9:00AM-10:00AM 9/13-10/11 THURSDAYS 9:00AM-10:00AM 10/18-11/08 FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS M.CASSADA FITNESS YOGA $56 / 4WKS M.CASSADA YOGA BASICS - 113139F YOGA BASICS - 113140F THURSDAYS 5:30PM-6:30PM 9/13-10/11 THURSDAYS 5:30PM-6:30PM 10/18-11/15 FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS EARLE FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS EARLE


Experienced Beginner & Intermediate: Come release stress and tension in this effective and exciting Mind and Body workout. It combines aerobic and anaerobic movements, as well as elements from Hatha Yoga and traditional exercise, linked together in a flowing series of poses that create strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Explore your limits physically and mentally, while working all parts of your body equally to create balance that will compliment other activities of daily life. EXPERIENCED BEG / INT - 113134F EXPERIENCED BEG / INT - 113135F WEDNESDAYS 5:30-6:30PM 9/12-10/10 FRIDAYS 9:00-10:00AM 9/14-10/12 FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS CASSADA FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS CASSADA Pilates & Yoga Basics: Enhance your fitness routine with a blend of Pilates and Yoga. Work your core and stretch your muscles as you move through a blend of Pilates exercises, gentle yoga postures and stretches designed to increase core strength, balance and flexibility. Do you have a sore back? A strong core can help relieve or eliminate back pain. BASICS - 113131F BASICS - 113132F MONDAYS 6:45-7:45PM 9/10-10/08 MONDAYS 6:45-7:45PM 10/15-11/12 FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS CASSADA FITNESS YOGA $70 / 5WKS CASSADA






Yoga & Pilates classes offered for all ages, abilities & genders. Check the website for a current class schedule. • 269.806.8618 614 Romence Road, Suite 240, Hillside Center, Portage



Fitness, Sports & Recreation

Yoga Basics: Boost your energy levels and relieve stress and tension as you gently stretch and move

Fitness, Sports & Recreation

Volleyball Drop-In Volleyball

Recreational Volleyball

Looking for players who love to play Volleyball! Join us on Monday nights for a fun night of volleyball at a great location! $5 per night, no preregistration required. Ages 18+ Instructor: Kuiper/Hankey

Join us Monday nights for a fun night of co-ed volleyball. The class is designed for players with a basic understanding of the game, but we welcome players of all skill levels. Teams form nightly. Preregistration required. Sign up early!






@ WMS/GYM 2/11, 2/18, 3/18 NO CLASS 2/4, 2/25

Sanchin-Ryu for Kids, Adults & Families

Set in a fun, non-competitive and informative atmosphere, these programs are designed to empower you with knowledge that can save your life! Learn a broad range of techniques, including individual strikes, advanced combinations and more. You will also receive training on how to deal with, get out of and counter different grabs and other attack scenarios.Uniforms available, but not required. The Sanchin-Ryu for Families is offered for the parent AND child (age 5+) to attend together. The Sanchin-Ryu for Adults & Teens is designed for ages 14+/Grades 8+. The Sanchin-Ryu for Kids is designed for ages 5 - 14. Our Sanchin-Ryu for Kids program combines Sanchin-Ryu Karate & Self-Defense with Project: Secure Child (child safety). Students will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are necessary for kids to protect themselves from attackers. This class is set in a fun, yet structured, environment with emphasis on healthy attitudes versus perfection! Participants will achieve great self- confidence and leadership through physical techniques, mental strategies, drills and exercises.

Sanchin-Ryu For Families FAMILIES - 221108F WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:00PM CEC/CK GYM $70 / 7WKS FAMILIES - 221109F SATURDAYS 11:00AM-12:00PM CEC/CK GYM $70 / 7WKS

9/05-10/17 FULLER 9/08-10/20 BALLENTINE

FAMILIES - 221110F WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:00PM 10/24-12/19 CEC/CK GYM $70 / 7WKS FULLER FAMILIES - 221112F SATURDAYS 11:00AM-12:00PM 10/27-12/15 CEC/CK GYM $70 / 7WKS BALLENTINE

NO CLASS 10/31, 11/21, 11/24

Sanchin-Ryu for Adults and Teens ADULTS & TEENS - 221113F WEDNESDAYS 8:00-9:00PM 9/05-10/17 CEC/GYM $35 / 7WKS FULLER ADULTS & TEENS - 221114F SATURDAYS 11:00-12:00PM 9/08-10/20 CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE

ADULTS & TEENS - 221115F WEDNESDAYS 8:00-9:00PM 10/24-12/19 CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS FULLER ADULTS & TEENS - 221116F SATURDAYS 11:00-12:00PM 10/27-12/15 CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE

NO CLASS 10/31, 11/21, 11/24

Sanchin-Ryu for Kids (ages 5-14) KIDS - 221104F WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:00PM CEC/GYM $35 / 7WKS KIDS - 221105F SATURDAYS 10:00-11:00AM CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS

9/05-10/17 FULLER 9/08-10/20 BALLENTINE

KIDS - 221106F WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:00PM 10/24-12/19 CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS FULLER KIDS - 221107F SATURDAYS 10:00-11:00AM 10/27-12/15 CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE

NO CLASS 10/31, 11/21, 11/24

DON’T FORGET WINTER/ ✿ SPRING! Look for the Winter & Spring graphics.



Fitness, Sports & Recreation

Fee: $35 per person for the first 2 family members in the same household, all other family members are free. Instructors hold a ranking of at least 1st Degree Black Belt and maintain a continual certification.

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Tae Kwon Do (Ages 4-Adult) You will be instilled with self-confidence as you learn how to protect yourself in any situation. You will learn kicks, blocks and strikes, along with Forms (a series of moves). We have fun in a family oriented environment and would love to have you in class with us! Owner, Master Mike Kadrovach, is a 5th Degree Black Belt, and his assistant instructors range from a 1st Degree Black Belt to a 4th Degree Black Belt. Uniforms available but not required. Wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle. We live by the five tenants of Tae Kwon Do. Courtesy-Be kind to others. Integrity-Do what you say you are going to do. Perseverance-Never give up. Self Control-Control your own actions. Indomitable Spirit-Your spirit can never be crushed. M/T/W/TH/F: 6:00-6:50 pm 1 day per week: $35 2 days per week: $65 Classes offered Monday through Friday. Register for one or two days per week. The day(s) of the week is not required and can vary weekly. TAE KWON DO - 229105F WALKERS 6:00-6:50PM 9/10-10/12 5WKS TAE KWON DO - 229106F WALKERS 6:00-6:50PM 10/15-11/16 5WKS TAE KWON DO - 229107F WALKERS 6:00-6:50PM 11/19-12/21 5WKS

Walker’s Tae Kwon Do 8675 Portage Road

Self Defense for Women This is an ongoing study of personal protection at home, school, and at the work place. Streetwise techniques are taught and discussed so that size and strength are not involved. Learn to act in stressful situations rather than being controlled by them. This is a great opportunity for mother/ daughter to spend time together. Ages 14+ Instructor: Master Sensei Steve Ballentine Fee: $35/individual, $70/family SELF DEFENSE - 221102F TUESDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 9/04-10/16 CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE SELF DEFENSE - 221103F TUESDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 10/23-12/04 CEC/CK GYM $35 / 7WKS BALLENTINE

Prevention is the Best Self Defense 10


E N R O L L E A R LY !

Registration closes one week prior to the start date!




september 4......................First Day of School, Half Day AM, All Students 28....................Half Day AM, All Students october 12....................Half Day, All Students november 2 ....................End of 1st Quarter, Half Day, All Students 5 & 7...............HS Conferences 3:30 – 7:15pm, Regular Hours 6 & 8...............MS Conferences 3:30 – 7:15pm, Regular Hours 13 &15............Elementary Conferences 4:15 – 8:00pm, Regular Hours 21...................No School 22 – 23 ............No School, Thanksgiving Recess december 24 – 31.............No School, Winter Recess january 1–4...................No School, Winter Recess 7......................School Resumes 21 – 23 ............HS Exams, Half Day, High School Students Only 24...................HS Exams, Half Day, All Students 25...................End of 1st Semester, No School february 22 & 25...........No School Mid-Winter Break march 5 & 7...............MS Conferences, 3:30 – 7:15pm, Regular Hours 8 ....................Half Day, All Students 11 &13 ...........HS Conferences, 3:30 – 7:15pm, Regular Hours 12 & 14 ..........Elementary Conferences, 4:15 – 8:00pm, Regular Hours 28...................End of 3rd Quarter, Half Day, All Students 29...................No School, Spring Recess april 1 – 5..................No School, Spring Recess 8 .....................School Resumes 9 – 10...............SAT/MME may 3 .....................Half Day, All Students 27....................No School, Memorial Day 29....................Community High School Graduation 30....................Northern High School Graduation 31....................Central High School Graduation june 10 – 12 ............HS Exams, Half Day, High School Students Only 13....................Last Day of School, Half Day, All Students

School Hours: Elementary


Start Time – 8:35am End time (Full Day) – 3:40pm End time (½ Day) – 12:05pm

Start Time – 7:40am End time (Full Day) – 2:40pm End time (½ Day) – 10:55am



Fitness, Sports & Recreation continued

Adult Tennis Level 1: A one-hour beginner level class. Players will be introduced to ground strokes, volleys, serves, and overheads as well as positioning on the court for singles and doubles. This class will meet others and a “Fun” way to exercise. Ages 18+ Level 2: This is the next step after completing the Level 1 class or for those who may have played the game in the past and are looking to get started again. This 1½ hour class will review and practice the shots covered in the Level 1 class with emphasis placed on more competition, including singles and doubles play. Ages 18+ Level 3: This class is for 2.5 to 3.0 level players. It introduces strategy and positioning for both singles and doubles play. Each session will feature drills/situational point play followed by supervised competitive match play. Ages 18+ Tennis rackets available for your use during class. 9/05 - 10/12

Adult Tennis


10/15 - 11/30

12/03/18 - 1/25/19

No Classes 11/02, 11/03, 11/10, 11/23, 11/24

No Classes 12/24/18 - 1/01/19

Day Time Adult Level 1

Class ID

Class ID


Class ID





$75 (5)


$105 (7)


$90 (6)




$90 (6)


$105 (7)


$105 (7)



220111F $135.00 (6)


$112.50 (5)

220151W $157.50 (7)



220112F $112.50 (5)


$157.50 (7)

220152W $135.00 (6)


220113F $112.50 (5)


$157.50 (7)

220153W $135.00 (6)

Adult Level 2

Adult Level 3


West Hills Athletic Club 2001 South 11th Street

All notification/receipts are sent via email. Please keep your email address current.



Junior Tennis Junior Tennis will introduce players to basic tennis skills, scoring, court positioning and etiquette. Age appropriate equipment will be used to aid in skill and confidence building.

Ages 6-8 (Red Ball): The focus is on developing rally skills, working with a partner, footwork, and stroke mechanics with the goal of working toward point play. A 36’ court will be used to help develop rally skills and develop confidence. Ages 9-11 (Orange Ball): Learn the fundamental grips, footwork and swing paths. Rally and serve skills will be a predominate theme, with the goal of playing points. A 60’ court and a slower orange ball will be used to help develop rally skills and confidence. Ages 12-18 (Green/Yellow Ball): Learn fundamental grips, footwork and stroke mechanics. An emphasis on rally and serve skills will help players to learn the fundamentals of how to play a match. Tennis rackets available for your use during class. JuniorTennis



9/04 - 10/13

Class ID


10/15 - 12/01

12/13/18 - 1/26/19

No Classes 11/2, 11/3, 11/10, 11/23, 1124

No Classes 12/24/18 - 1/01/19

Class ID


Class ID


Ages 3 - 5 / Red Ball


4:30-5:30 PM


$75 (5)


$105 (7)


$90 (6)


9:00-10:00 AM


$90 (6)


$60 (4)


$105 (7)

Ages 6 - 8 / Red Ball


4:30-5:30 PM


$90 (6)


$105 (7)


$90 (6)


10:00-11:00 AM


$90 (6)


$60 (4)


$105 (7)

Ages 9 - 11 / Orange Ball


5:30-6:30 PM


$90 (6)


$105 (7)


$90 (6)




$90 (6)


$60 (4)


$105 (7)

Ages 12 - 18 / Green/Yellow Ball


4:30-6:00 PM

220107F $112.50 (5)

220127F $157.50 (7)

220147W $135.00 (6)

Wednesday 6:00-7:30 PM

220108F $135.00 (6)

220128F $157.50 (7)

220148W $157.50 (7)

West Hills Athletic Club • 2001 South 11th Street



Fitness, Sports & Recreation

Ages 3-5 (Red Ball): Introduction to simple stroke mechanics, balance, throwing, catching and footwork. A 36’ court, a softer and slower ball, and a lower net will be used to aid in skill and confidence building.

Fitness, Sports & Recreation continued Youth

Cheer Champion Force Athletics: Champion Force Athletics is a fun and exciting program for students ages 4-15 with or without previous experience. Students will learn jumps, kicks, arm motions, stunting, cheers and chants and learn a pom dance routine. Students will learn the necessary skills needed for school cheerleading tryouts. Our program works to build self-confidence, poise, self- esteem and physical fitness. Division 4 is an advanced division for returning students. If you are interested in trying out please contact Champion force Athletics at 1-800-940-7469. Poms sets, with I.D. tags, may be ordered at class. Uniforms may be ordered at class. Optional events may be offered.

CHEER (4-6YRS) - 511205F THURSDAYS 5:30-6:15PM 9/20-1/24 MBE/GYM $120 / 15WKS BRYAN

CHEER (10+) - 511207F THURSDAYS 7:00-7:45PM 9/20-1/24 MBE/GYM $120 / 15WKS BRYAN

CHEER (7-9YRS) - 511206F THURSDAYS 6:15-7:00PM MBE/GYM $120 / 15WKS

CHEER DIVISION 4 - 511208F THURSDAYS 7:45-8:45PM 9/20-1/24 MBE/GYM $150 / 15WKS BRYAN

9/20-1/24 BRYAN

NO CLASS 11/15, 11/22, 12/27 & 1/03 Mustang Middle School Cheer: Mustang Middle School Cheer is for 7th and 8th grade girls that

will be future CHS Mustangs. The girls will be learning what competitive cheer is all about; learning many different motions, jumps, tumbling skills and stunting. Participants will compete in approximately 5 competitions. Each group will meet two of the four days per week (Mon-Thurs) and will be announced at the parent meeting. For more information go *Parent and Cheerleader Meeting: Monday, October 29 @ CHS Commons at 6:30pm.


NO CLASS 11/22, 11/23, 12/25-1/02/19 NMS Competitive Cheer: Join this Middle School Cheer Program to develop the basic skills necessary to compete in the MHSAA Girls Competitive Cheer Format and have the opportunity to compete at local cheer meets. Girls, grades 6-8, who will be future Portage Northern students, are encouraged to join this team. No experience required. Saturday competition dates to be announced.

NMS CHEER - 722101F M/T/TH 6:00-7:30PM 10/29-12/20 NHS DOG HOUSE $100 / 8WKS PRENTICE

NO CLASS 11/06, 11/22 11/05 - 6:00-7:00PM 14


Roller Skating Have Fun and Make Friends

Fitness, Sports & Recreation

Have fun, make friends and learn the basic skills of skating. Class consists of 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of practice. An award will be presented to each skater upon completion of the class. Bring your quad or in-line skates — or rental of either is available for an additional charge. (Parents are welcome to enroll and participate with their child.) Repeat students welcome! For children ages 4-12. Great Skate is located at 10496 Portage Rd. ROLLER SKATING - 512101F MONDAYS 5:30-6:30PM 9/24-10/08 GREAT SKATE $30 / 3WKS STAFF



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Fitness, Sports & Recreation continued

Flag Football

Girls Lacrosse

This learn and play program is fun, ageappropriate, and skill packed. Players will learn new skills, footwork, man coverage, key recognition and more. This is a learn and play camp with games to teach the concepts of flag football. Each week your player will receive 25 minutes of instruction followed by game play. Bring water! Ages 5 & 6 FOOTBALL - 550419F SATURDAYS 2:00-2:55PM KIC $89 / 6WKS FOOTBALL - 550317W SATURDAYS 2:00-2:55PM KIC $89 / 6WKS



11/03-12/08 STAFF 12/29-2/02 STAFF

Learn to play lacrosse in a fun and encouraging environment. Lacrosse basics will be taught by experienced Portage Girls Lacrosse Coaches. All equipment provided. Grades 2-8. Enroll early! Registration closes one week prior to the start date. LACROSSE (2-4) - 516101F WEDNESDAYS 6:00-7:00PM CMS/GYM $40 / 4WKS LACROSSE (5-8) - 516102F WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:00PM CMS/GYM $40 / 4WKS

10/03-10/24 CHEATHAM 10/03-10/24 CHEATHAM

Micro Kickers Soccer (Ages 2-3)

Tech & Play Soccer (Ages 7-11)

This class is designed to build confidence through stimulating activities in KIC’s safe, family-friendly environment. It helps boys and girls explore their interests while building self-esteem. Adult companion required. Bring a size 3 soccer ball. Wear indoor athletic shoes; no cleats. MICRO KICKERS $89/ 6WKS SAT - 550310F 9:00-9:45AM 9/15-10/27 SAT - 550410F 9:00-9:45AM SAT - 550411F 10:00-10:45AM

11/03-12/08 11/03-12/08

SAT - 550420W 9:00-9:45AM SAT - 550421W 10:00-10:45AM NO CLASS 9/22

12/29-2/02 12/29-2/02

Mini Kickers Soccer (Ages 4-6) This class is a fun, age appropriate, professionallyguided introduction to soccer. Boys and girls play and learn, building a strong foundation of proper kicking, dribbling and ball skills. Bring a size 3 soccer ball, indoor shoes and shin guards.

This program is designed for players that wish to improve their soccer technique. Each week skills will be taught and then implemented in a scrimmage. Bring a size 4 soccer ball, indoor shoes and shin guards. TECH & PLAY $89/6 WKS MON - 550316F 5:30-6:25PM 9/10-10/22 SAT - 550318F 12:00-12:55PM 9/15-10/27 SAT - 550416F 5:30-6:25PM 10/29-12/03 WED - 550417F 5:30-6:25PM 10/31-12/05 SAT - 550418F 1:00-1:55PM 11/03-12/08 MON - 550314W 5:30-6:25PM 12/10-1/28 WED - 550315W 5:30-6:25PM 12/12-1/30 SAT - 550316W 1:00-1:55PM 12/29-2/02 NO CLASS 9/22, 10/1, 12/24, 12/26, 12/31 & 1/02

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MINI KICKERS $89/6 WKS MON -550312F 4:30-5:25PM 9/10-10/22 SAT - 550313F 10:00-10:55AM 9/15-10/27 SAT - 550314F 11:00-11:55AM 9/15-10/27 MON -550412F 4:30-5:25PM WED -550413F 4:30-5:25PM SAT - 550414F 11:00-11:55AM SAT - 550415F 12:00-12:55PM

10/29-12/03 10/31-12/05 11/03-12/08 11/03-12/08

MON -550310W 4:30-5:25PM 12/10-1/28 WED - 550311W 4:30-5:25PM 12/12-1/30 SAT - 550312W 11:00-11:55AM 12/29-2/02 SAT - 550313W 12:00-12:55PM 12/29-2/02 NO CLASS 9/22, 10/1, 12/24, 12/26, 12/31 & 1/02

KIC/Kingdom Sports

8151 Merchant Place, Portage

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Fitness, Sports & Recreation

Fitness, Sports & Recreation continued

Aquatics Adult Morning Lap Swim LIFETIME FITNESS…Lap swimming is a means of staying in superb physical condition for a lifetime. Participants need not be a competitive swimmer to take part! For more information, call 323-6700. Fee: $5 per visit or $40 for 10 visits. No Pre-registration September 10, 2018 - June 14, 2019 — Monday - Friday 6:00 - 7:30 am West Middle School Pool In the event of a school closure, the pool will be closed. CLOSED: 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 12/24-1/04, 1/25, 2/22, 2/25, 3/29-4/05 & 5/27

Aqua Zumba Plus Bootcamp Splash your way into shape with invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise! Aqua Zumba integrates energizing music and international rhythms with cardio-conditioning and body-toning moves in shallow water. We also add bootcamp-style interval training to the workout so you get the most benefit from your time in the pool! No experience necessary- just don’t be afraid to get wet and have fun! This is a great avenue to fitness for those with joint issues but everyone can benefit from the water’s resistance and the low-impact environment. Portable steps available for easier pool access. September 11 - December 18, 2018 (14 wks) — Tuesdays 7:35-8:30 pm West Middle School Pool NO CLASS 11/20/18

Aqua Power Fitness Jump into the pool and get fit with Aqua Power! This high energy class combines Aqua choreography, Aqua Kickbox and Tab-Aqua Bootcamp. Get your total body cardio and toning workout while enjoying the pool! This class is available for all fitness levels with no experience necessary. Portable steps available for easier pool access. September 13 - November 15, 2018 (10 wks) — Thursdays 7:35-8:30 pm North Middle School Pool


Aqua Motion

Aqua Motion combines strengthening, muscle toning, flexibility and cardio exercises. This class creatively uses the unique buoyancy, resistance and movement of water. There will be choreographed routines and interval training to work your brain and your body in the safe, low-impact environment of water and be motivated by great music. This workout is tailored for all fitness levels, combining Aqua Zumba, Aqua Power and Aqua Exercise in a way that is effective and fun - a pool party where we splash our way into shape! September 11 - December 18, 2018 — Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-9:55 am West Middle School Pool NO CLASS 11/19 & 11/21

FEES Aqua Zumba, Aqua Power, Aqua Motion Drop In - $12 per class 10 class punch card - $80 20 class punch card - $135 Payments can be made at class or through Just Move Fitness and More 269 425-2387




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Assessments: If you are new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker at Fall/Winter Season: September-March Spring Season: April & May Summer Season: June & July No Swims on these dates unless notified by the coach: Thanksgiving Break (11/22 & 11/23)/ Winter Break (12/24/18-1/01/19)/Spring Break/ Memorial Day/Independence Day/Labor Day/HS Swim Meets @ NMS Pool (12/6, 12/20, 1/17, 2/7 & 2/12) and unexpected school closures.

School Closure Policy: As a rule, when PPS cancels school due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or power outages, PAC programming will also be canceled. However, there are times when the decision may be made to still hold swim classes. If the decision is made to still hold swim classes that day, it will be posted on the PAC website by noon. Fees: Monies collected through PPS Enriched for Life are used to cover administrative and coaching fees as well

as costs associated with running and maintaining a pool. Monthly payments are based on an average of 4 weeks of swimming. Swimmers who choose to compete must register with USA Swimming. See the PAC website for more information: PAYMENT OPTIONS There will be no prorating of monthly membership fees if a swimmer chooses to swim fewer days or starts in the middle of a billing period. Payments due monthly on the 10th.

LATE FEES: A $10 late fee is applied if

payment is received after the 10th of each month. An additional $5 fee will be accessed each subsequent week payment has not been received.

MONTHLY AUTO PAY: Monthly fees automatically charged to your credit card on file. PAY AS YOU GO: You are responsible for monthly payments and subject to late fees. PAID IN FULL: 10% discount on full price if you register for ALL months in the session. Sibling Discount: To receive this discount, you must call the Enriched for Life office (269 323-6700). Family members with highest fees due will be charged full price; siblings will receive a 10% discount. Scholarships: The Portage Aquatic Club offers swimmer scholarships, please visit to view the parent handbook for more information.





Portage Aquatic Club was developed for age group swimmers who wish to cultivate their swimming ability. The program runs September through July. PAC is open to swimmers ages 6 and older who can swim the length of the pool. Participants are encouraged to swim the maximum number of practices offered. All new swimmers will need to be assessed to assure proper placement. Previous swimmers that are unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker at

Youth Aquatics continued PAC JUNIOR Team (Ages 7-8/Ages 9-12 swimmers new to the program) The focus of this introductory team is on learning proper technique and developing basic skills upon which to build for the future. The goal is to provide both the swimmers and the parents an opportunity to gain a better understanding of swimming practice and meets. Swimmers will learn proper technique in Freestyle and Backstroke. Pre-requisites: Swimmers MUST be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle with face in the water and one length of the pool backstroke. 9/10 - 3/28 - M/W 5:30-6:00 pm • Sat 10:00-10:30 am NO SWIMS 12/24-12/31 JUNIOR - 513121F - $60/7 monthly payments or $378 paid in full @ WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL POOL

PAC ORANGE Team (Ages 7-13) Swimmers will focus on basic swimming endurance, swimming speed change, and aerobic development. Swimming technique is expanded with the focus on learning the Butterfly, Breastroke and the 100 IM. Pre-requisite: Swimmer should be able to swim 4 lengths of the pool freestyle with flip turns and swim 4 lengths of the pool backstroke with proper count into the walls from the flags. All new and returning swimmers need to confirm placement with the coach. 9/10 - 3/28 - T/TH 6:45-7:30 pm • WED 6:00-6:45 pm NO SWIMS 11/22, 12/24-1/01 ORANGE - 513122F - $70 / 7 monthly payments or $441 paid in full @ WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL POOL

PAC GREEN Team (Ages 8-14) Geared for swimmers ages 8-14 and for Middle schoolers who need to work on stroke refinement and who don’t want the commitment of the Black team. Swimmers will learn streamlining, the four competitive strokes, underwater kicking (dolphin), starts, flip turns, aerobic development, flexibility, and agility. Swimming technique will be expanded as swimmers progress from green to black. Relay exchanges, relay races, team races, and improvement of endurance will also be a focus. Swimmers work toward completing 6 x 100 free @ 2:00 with turns; 6 x 100 IM @ 2:30 with legal turns. 9/10 - 3/28 - M 6:00-7:15 pm • T/TH 5:30-6:45 pm • W 6:45-8:00 pm • Sat 10:30-11:45 am NO SWIMS 11/22, 12/24-1/01 GREEN - 513123F 5 Swims per week: $85 / 7 monthly payments or $535.50 paid in full GREEN - 513124F 4 Swims per week: $80 / 7 monthly payment or $504 paid in full ALL SWIMS AT WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL POOL

PAC BLACK Team (Ages 11-15) The focus is on swimming endurance, negative split work, hypoxic training, swimming speed change, and aerobic development. Swimming technique is expanded. The expectation for swimmers ages 13-15 is 5-6 practices per week; for ages 13-15 is 6-7 practices per week. Swimmers are encouraged to join the dryland program. 9/10 - 3/28 NO SWIMS 11/22, 12/06, 12/20, 12/24-1/01, 1/17, 2/07, 2/12 BLACK - 513125F 5+ swims per week: $100/7 monthly payments or $630 Paid in Full M/T/W/TH/F 5:45-7:30 pm - @ NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL POOL W 6:00-7:00 am • Sat 7:00-8:30 am - @ WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL POOL BLACK - 513126F 4 or Less swims per week: $80/7 monthly payments or $504 paid in full M 6:00-7:15 pm • T/TH 5:30-6:45 pm • W 6:45-8:00 pm @ WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL POOL



Senior Team (Grades 8-12) This group welcomes all High School swimmers and those 8th grader swimmers who have 3 state qualifying times. The swimmer’s commitment level will be determined by the swimmer’s goals. Senior level swimmers have the option to join the Black or Green team if they need additional technique work prior to joining the senior group. Dryland is optional and a separate fee. See PAC Dryland for details. 9/10 - 3/28 - M/W/F - 5:30-7:00 am • Sat - 8:00-10:00 am • M/T/W/TH/F - 3:30-5:30 pm NO SWIMS 11/22, 12/24-1/01 SENIOR - 513127F 6+ swims per week: $115 month/7 monthly payments or $724.50 paid in full SENIOR - 513128F 5 swims per week: $100 month/7 monthly payments or $630 paid in full SENIOR - 513129F 4 or less swims per week: $85 month/7 monthly payments or $535.50 paid in full This schedule is designed specifically for swimmers who do not want the full commitment of 5 or more swims per week. Choose this Senior Schedule if you plan to swim 4 times per week or less. M - 6:00-7:15 pm • T/TH - 5:30-6:45 pm • W- 6:45-8:00 pm • Sat - 10:30-11:45 am

PAC Dryland Dryland is an integral part of a swimmer’s training. This program consists of circuit training, medicine ball work, core body exercises, flexibility, agility, and other activities aimed at improving a swimmer’s athleticism and most importantly, prevention of injuries. DRYLAND - 513130F Ages 10 & Under M/W 5:30-6:00 pm / WMS Weight Room $32 /7 monthly payment or $201.60 paid in full DRYLAND - 513131F Ages 11 & Older T/TH - 6:00-7:00 am • SAT - 8:00-9:30 am • WMS Weight Room $50/7 monthly payments or $315 paid in full DRYLAND - 513132F Senior Team Swimmers T/TH - 5:30-6:15 pm • SAT - 7:00-8:00 am • WMS Weight Room $50/7 monthly payments or $315 paid in full


Read Before Registering Your Swimmer

NEW & RETURNING SWIMMERS need to confirm placement with Coach Parker at

DRYLAND is optional and a separate fee. Swimmers are encouraged to join the dryland program.

USA SWIMMING MEMBERSHIP is optional and additional fees apply in order to compete. See the PAC website for details.

To receive the SIBLING DISCOUNT, you MUST register through the EFL office at (269)323-6700. For questions please contact Cherie McMullin at (269) 323-6770 or

Refer to PAC GENERAL INFORMATION on page 19 for payment options, no swim dates, school closure policies and general information.






Crafts, Special Interests & Academics Crafts

! EWCreate Your Own Cards N *Notes of Kindness Join Jayne Stenstrom in this fun class and learn how easy it is to create beautiful cards for your heartfelt greetings. Make 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, using the Notes of Kindness kit. The kit includes 20 printed card bases and coordinating printed envelopes, die-cut stickers and accents, Bakers Twine, Pearls, and more. The Notes of Kindness kit is included! NOTES OF KINDNESS - 417105F THURSDAY 6:00-9:00PM 9/20 ADMIN/CONF RM1 $40 STENSTROM

*Holiday Card Creations This crafty class will make it easy for you to create a stack of your very own beautiful handmade cards for your holiday greetings. Everything you will need to complete your festive card creations is included. Please bring your own adhesive and scissors. Enroll early! Enrollment closes 2 weeks prior to the start date. CARD CREATIONS - 417106F THURSDAY 6:00-9:00PM 11/01 ADMIN/CONF RM1 $40 STENSTROM

Rubber Stamping Adults & Children Ages 13+ Do you love to be creative? Would you like to learn how? Join us and learn how easy it can be! Whether you have never stamped or are a seasoned stamper, these classes will appeal to you. Each class has new and different projects, so you won’t want to miss any of them! Some classes will feature new stamping techniques; others will have you creating unique card folds; but all are guaranteed to be lots of fun! All projects are unique to each class - No repeat projects. Ages 13+ Participants MUST provide their own adhesive, scissors and paper trimmer (if you have one). All other supplies will be provided. STAMPING - 417101F $20 TUESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 9/11 STAMPING - 417102F $20 TUESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 10/09 STAMPING - 417103F $20 MONDAY 6:30-8:30PM 11/05 STAMPING - 417104W $20 TUESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 12/04 INSTRUCTOR: STENSTROM LOCATION: ADM/CONF RM1

* Create your own cards! Please bring your own adhesive and scissors.

Enroll early! Enrollment closes 2 weeks prior to the start date.



Crochet is fun and easy. Join Molly Yoshikawa and learn the basic crochet stitches, how to read patterns, basic sewing, and crocheting in the round. You will create your own amigurimi friends and be ready to take on other projects. Come explore this fun craft that you can take anywhere! Adults and children ages 11+ are welcome. CROCHET BASICS - 416101F THURSDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 9/13-10/04 TWL/MEDIA CNTR $35 / 4WKS YOSHIKAWA

! W Color Me Crochet E N

Join us as we continue to build on the basic crochet stitches. You will learn how to create different shapes and how to add color, dimension and texture to your creations. Adults and children ages 11+ are welcome. COLOR ME CROCHET - 416102F THURSDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 10/11-11/01 TWL/MEDIA CNTR $35 / 4WKS YOSHIKAWA

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Crafts, Special Interests & Academics Special Interests

Learn To Juggle Juggling is joyful, relaxing, and still legal! Amaze your family and impress your friends. It’s a great stress reducer for people who have too much to juggle. Almost anyone can learn how in just a few minutes. If you can throw and catch a ball, you can learn to juggle. Success Guaranteed! Ages 10+ JUGGLING - 224101F WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:30 PM 10/03 CEL/GYM $18 YOUNG JUGGLING - 224102W WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:30 PM 1/23 CEL/GYM $18 YOUNG

Sleep Apnea Are you a sufferer of Sleep Apnea? Would you like to learn ways to make it easier to live with? Instructor Bruce Stein has been using the BIPAP system since November 1999. Through the school of hard knocks, he learned how to modify the CPAP/ BIPAP system to make it more user friendly. He shares the tricks he has learned and used regarding use of CPAP or BIPAP, both at home and when traveling. Come join him for an hour and go home to get a better night’s sleep. Fee includes: CPAP and Sleep Apnea - A User’s Manual By a User. SLEEP APNEA - 410101F TUESDAY 7:00-8:00PM ADMIN/CONF RM1 $20

10/16 STEIN

• Get your body moving (by land or water) • Sharpen your mind • Explore your creativity • Learn a new language • Put on your dancing shoes • Try something new! Sign up for an enrichment class today!


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! W Instant Pot Cooking/Training Classes E N You do not have to like to cook to LOVE these classes! Come join Marsha Blasen and learn all about this growing trend in cooking, Instant Pot Cooking. You will learn how to use the Instant Pot, view hands on demonstrations and have the opportunity to sample the prepared foods. Try one or ALL of these fun and informative classes and you may learn to LOVE cooking. Before leaving, you will receive a cookbook filled with some of Marsha’s favorite recipes.

Meal Magic Menu — Pasta/Meatballs/Apple Crisp/Homemade Yogurt Holiday Cooking Menu — Turkey/Sweet Potatoes/Holiday Dessert Instant Pot Baking Menu — Banana Bread/Corn Bread/Cheesecake

BAKING - 470114W WEDNESDAY 6:00-7:30PM CHS/1125 $20 / 1 NIGHT

12/05 BLASEN

Crafts, Special Interests & Academics

MEAL MAGIC - 470110F MONDAY 6:00-7:30PM 10/08 CHS/1125 $20 / 1 NIGHT BLASEN HOLIDAY COOKING - 470112F TUESDAY 6:00-7:30PM 11/06 CHS/1125 $20 / 1 NIGHT BLASEN

What is your Talent? Interested in sharing your talents with the community? The Enriched for Life program is always looking for new and fresh class ideas! • Group Guitar Lessons • Meditation • Cooking Clases • Baking • Coding, Game Design and Programming




Conversational Spanish Want to go Mexico, the Caribbean, South America or just learn to converse with someone right here in the USA who speaks Spanish? Come and learn everday vocabulary, be it for business or pleasure. No prior knowledge of the langauage necessary. We will start from the begining! CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH - 450101F THURSDAYS 6:45-8:00PM 9/20-11/08 CEC/123 6WKS JACKSON $160 - FEE INCLUDES BOOK $140 - IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THE BOOK

Attention Local Business Owners! Reach 50,000 + potential customers by advertising in the Enriched for Life catalog. The catalog is mailed to households in the Portage/Kalamazoo area as well as surrounding communities. Interactive catalog is available online too! Interested?

Call 269 323-6700

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The Arts — dance & art

Effortless Dance Country Line Dance Come join the fun and learn the latest Country Line Dances. No partner necessary. It is a great form of exercise and a way to meet other dance enthusiasts. Level 1 will start with learning the 44 basic steps plus the current fun-easy dances. Level 2 is our Beginner+ class, an extension of the foundations class. Level 3 is our Easy-Intermediate level geared toward experienced dancers with at least one year of experience. Level 4 will cover current/popular high level dances in the area. For questions please contact instructor Debbie Snell at 207-7421/ LEVEL 1 - 226101F TUESDAYS 6:15-7:25PM 9/25-12/11 NMS/CAF $75/ 11WKS SNELL LEVEL 1 - 226102F THURSDAYS 8:15-9:25PM 9/20-12/13 NHS/COMMONS $75/ 11WKS SNELL LEVEL 2 BEG.PLUS- 226103F TUESDAYS 7:30-8:45PM 9/25-12/11 NMS/CAF $75/ 11WKS SNELL

LEVEL 3 EASY INT - 226104F WEDNESDAYS 6:15-7:25PM HAV/CAF $75/ 11WKS LEVEL 4 INT/ADV - 226105F WEDNESDAYS 7:30-8:40PM HAV/CAF $75/ 11WKS

9/19-12/12 SNELL 9/19-12/12 SNELL

NO CLASS 10/31, 11/06, 11/08, 11/21 & 11/22

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The Arts continued Dance - Adult Effortless Dance - Social Dance Foundations (Swing and Proper Slow Dancing) will cover the most common dances, getting you on the dance floor in a hurry. Material will be fun and easy. We will start with the 4-count Swing and basic moves that will add pizzazz to your slow dancing. This class is recommended before taking Levels 1 & 2. Level 1 will cover the basics and beyond with one type of dance per 6 week session. The Foundations class is recommended before taking this class. Level 2 is for experienced dancers only, covering intermediate challenge level. One type of dance taught per 6 week session. *It is suggested to take the Foundations class prior to Levels 1-2 & 3. *Singles welcome, please contact the instructor for singles networking.

Six week Sessions


$50/person or $100/couple Take two classes (two levels) within the same six weeks and pay $50/couple for the 2nd class.

FOUNDATIONS - 226106F 6 WKS MONDAYS 8:15-9:15PM 9/10-10/15 FOUNDATIONS - 226107F THURSDAYS 7:15-8:15PM 9/13-10/18 FOUNDATIONS - 226108F MONDAYS 8:15-9:15PM 10/22-12/03 FOUNDATIONS - 226109F THURSDAYS 7:15-8:15PM 10/25-12/06

Instructor: Debbie Snell 269-207-7421 Location: NHS/Commons See pages 4 & 5 for location guide.

LEVEL 1 HUSTLE - 226110F 6 WKS MONDAYS 6:15-7:15PM 9/10-10/15 HUSTLE - 226111F THURSDAYS 6:15-7:15PM 9/13-10/18 FOXTROT- 226112F MONDAYS 6:15-7:15PM 10/22-12/03 FOXTROT - 226113F THURSDAYS 6:15-7:15PM 10/25-12/06

LEVEL 2 HUSTLE - 226114F 6 WKS MONDAYS 7:15-8:15PM 9/10-10/15 FOXTROT - 226115F MONDAYS 7:15-8:15PM 10/22-12/03

NO CLASS 11/05, 11/22

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Dance - Youth


Princess Pre-Dance W! NEThis class is designed for our youngest dancers, ages 2½-4, who want to express their independence without the assistance of mom or dad. Dancers will have fun learning pre-ballet movement to popular children’s music through singing and movement games with a Princess Theme. Props such as pom pons, hula hoops, parachutes and bean bags are used to enhance the learning experience. Class sizes are kept very small to assure plenty of individual attention for our youngest dancers. This class has a $45 costume fee and will perform in a Holiday show.

Ballet-Jazz Combo W! NEDancers, ages 4-6, will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements while learning solid

technique. Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. The Ballet portion of class includes an introduction to the ballet barre and learning more challenging steps, while having lots of fun. This class will have a costume fee of $45 and will perform in a Holiday show.

Intro to Acrobatic Dance W! NELearn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this flexible Acro class! Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our certified Acro instructor will guide dancers ages 6-9, towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique (as seen in Circus artist), teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student’s individual level of experience. And it’s fun, too! This class will have a costume fee of $45 and will perform in a holiday show. PRINCESS PRE-DANCE - 530505F TUESDAYS 4:30-5:15PM 8/28-12/18 MOSAIC DANCE $250 / 16WKS STAFF BALLET JAZZ - 530507F FRIDAYS 4:30-5:30PM 8/31-12/21 MOSAIC DANCE $295 / 16WKS STAFF

ACROBATIC DANCE - 530506F FRIDAYS 5:30-6:30PM 8/31-12/21 MOSAIC DANCE $295 / 16WKS STAFF

! NO CLASS 11/20, 11/23 WMusic-Sing, Dance & Play E N Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers with Parent/ Caregiver, ages 6 months - 4 yrs

Dance & Art

Do you want some time to interact positively with your child? Join instructor Michele Helner for a fun, interactive, music class where children and their caregivers will learn musical concepts while they dance, sing and play together. The class includes an instrument kit that you get to keep! The kit includes a CD which is valued at $55 and instruments which are safe for young children. Fee: $120 includes instrument kit Fee: $ 80 already have instrument kit Siblings receive a $20 discount. AGES 6MO - 3YRS - 418101F WEDNESDAYS 5:30-6:15PM WOD/MEDIA CTR 8WKS AGES 2.5 - 4YRS - 418102F WEDNESDAYS 6:30-7:15PM WOD/MEDIA CTR 8WKS

9/19-11/14 HELNER 9/19-11/14 HELNER

NO CLASS 10/31



The Arts (Dance & Art) continued... Art - Adult

Watercolor Painting Come experience the many facets of watercolor painting. It is an exciting medium, full of surprises for the artist. During these hands-on classes, you will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of both conventional and unconventional tools and materials.

Basics Class In this class, we begin with the types of materials and tools available and where to purchase them. The components of a painting: shape, value, color and texture are explored through drawing and painting as the foundation for creating a dynamic piece of Art. You will be offered enough information to continue painting and exploring on your own. The average cost for basic supplies is $35.

Practice Class In this class we will use the concepts learned in the Basics class to create unique, personal pieces of landscape, water, buildings and florals. Each student will work from their own reference material, deciding how and where various components are used in their painting. Non-traditional materials, techniques, and tools will be introduced. Information for matting and framing 2-D Art pieces will be included. Prior completion of the Basics Class is strongly recommended. WATERCOLOR BASICS - 421201F TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 9/11-10/09 CHS/1122 $65 / 5WKS SEVERSON

WATERCOLOR PRACTICE - 421202F TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 10/23-11/20 CHS/1122 $65 / 5WKS SEVERSON

Biography (Kay Severson/Watercolor Painting) Kay studied Art and Education in college, and now has years of experience teaching a variety of subjects and age groups. She studied watercolor with nationally-known artists Frankie Wheeler, Sterling Edwards, Ann Painter and Don Marek. Kay has had watercolor pieces accepted into juried Art shows and has sold pieces as a result, as well as having had works commissioned. Her work is available in the Art On The Town gallery in Pentwater, MI, and Nature Connection on the Kalamazoo Mall. Kay says, “I feel strongly that many Art teachers present students with a very narrow, mainly personal viewpoint, with the expectation that the student’s work will look like that of the teacher. I believe that students who are interested in Art, and particularly in watercolor, need to be exposed to the variety of materials and techniques, and then have the opportunity to explore and decide for themselves what kind of result they wish to produce. Each artist sees the world differently, and this difference is what makes Art appealing to others.”



Young Rembrandts-Cartooning September-October 2018 (Grades 1-5) Does your child have a great sense of humor? If so, your child will LOVE a Young Rembrandts Cartoon class. In our goofy animal portraits, students will learn how to personify animals, transforming them into cartoon characters. The importance of facial exaggeration and body gesture will be showcased in our illustrations featuring baseball characters and ogre expressions. Give your child the gift of learning and artistry. November-December 2018 (Grades 1-5) Rejuvenate your child’s spark and creativity this winter with a Young Rembrandts Cartooning Class! Your child will learn that exaggeration and expressions can convey feelings in Cow Expressions and Elf Faces. Your sports enthusiast will enjoy Basketball Fun and in keeping with the season, our Baking and Decorating lessons will bring out your child’s creativity! January-February-March 2019 (Grades 1-5) Encourage your child’s enthusiasm for art and help develop his or her drawing skills with a Young Rembrandts drawing class. Our cartoon drawing lessons will stoke your child’s artistic fire. Your child will learn about exaggeration and drawing facial expressions in our lessons entitled “Cold Faces” and “Dad Expressions.” Our students will learn how to create fully realized cartoon characters by personifying cuddly polar bears in our “Cold Weather Friends” lesson. Learning to tell a story through a series of drawings will be the focus in our illustrations featuring a humorous shaving sequence. CARTOONING - 521109F MONDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 9/10-10/15 CEC/122 $60 / 6WKS STAFF

CARTOONING - 521139W MONDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 1/28-3/04 CEC/122 $60 / 6WKS STAFF

CARTOONING - 521119F MONDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 10/22-11/26 CEC/122 $60 / 6WKS STAFF

CARTOONING - 521149W MONDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 3/11-4/22 CEC/122 $60 / 6WKS STAFF

Dance & Art


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Art - Youth

Young Rembrandts Pastels (Grades 1-5) December 2018-January 2019 Pastels are an exciting media and the Young Rembrandts step-by-step method ensures dramatic and successful results. Students will learn drawing, shading and color blending with pastels by completing a new drawing each day. In 5 days you do 5 masterpieces that will take you around the world. Pictures by famous artists are the inspiration for a few of the drawings. Day 6 will be a day to finish up any unfinished pictures or a surprise new picture! Please wear an old shirt to class. PASTELS - 521129W MONDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 12/03-1/14 CEC/122 $55 / 5WKS STAFF

NO CLASS 12/24, 12/31

Young Rembrandts Watercolor (Grades 1-5) Challenge your creative child by introducing them to the world of watercolor! This step-by-step method ensures dramatic and successful results. Watercolor allows us the opportunity to practice some truly sophisticated techniques such as dry brush and a grade wash. Young artists will have fund using the different techniques to showcase the transparency of watercolors. Come experience something new with Young Rembrandts. Please wear an old shirt to class. WATERCOLOR - 521159W MONDAYS 6:30-7:30PM 4/29-5/20 âœż CEC/122 $44 / 4WKS STAFF



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November-December 2018 (Grades K-5) Students will have a blast drawing their favorite emojis in a fun collage as well as exploring color with our watch color wheel lesson. Seasonal art will be a hit, as we do a cartoon style drawing of a dog with antlers and a graphic of Candy Canes. January-February-March 2019 (Grades K-5) Your child will learn about basic design and composition as they draw a boot still life and a detailed armadillo. If your child is fond of sports, he or she will enjoy drawing our illustration featuring a hockey player. More refined and technical drawing techniques will be explored as our students draw Henry Ford’s historical Model T automobile. Besides strengthening your child’s drawing and coloring skills, he or she will also learn about art history.

SESSION II AMBERLY - 521111F TUESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 10/23-12/04 AMB/ART RM $60 / 6WKS ANGLING RD - 521112F MONDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 10/22-11/26 ANG/ART RM $60 / 6WKS CENTRAL - 521113F MONDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 10/22-11/26 CEL/ART RM $60 / 6WKS HAVERHILL - 521114F TUESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 10/23-11/13 HAV/ART RM $40 / 4WKS LAKE CENTER - 521115F TUESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 10/23-12/04 LCE/ART RM $60 / 6WKS MOORSBRIDGE - 521116F THURSDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 10/25-12/06 MBE/MEDIA CTR $50 / 5WKS TWL ST - 521117F WEDNESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 10/24-12/05 TWL/UP MEDIA CTR $50 / 5WKS WOODLAND - 521118F THURSDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 10/25-12/06 WOD/ART RM $50 / 5WKS

NO CLASS 11/13, 11/15, 11/22



AMBERLY - 521101F TUESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 9/11-10/16 AMB/ART RM $60 / 6WKS ANGLING RD - 521102F MONDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 9/10-10/15 ANG/ART RM $60 / 6WKS CENTRAL - 521103F MONDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 9/10-10/15 CEL/ART $60 / 6WKS HAVERHILL - 521104F TUESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 9/18-10/09 HAV/ART RM $40 / 4WKS LAKE CENTER - 521105F TUESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 9/11-10/16 LCE/ART RM $60 / 6WKS MOORSBRIDGE - 521106F THURSDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 9/20-10/18 MBE/MEDIA CTR $50 / 5WKS TWL ST - 521107F WEDNESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 9/12-10/17 TWL/UP MEDIA CTR $60 / 6WKS WOODLAND - 521108F THURSDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 9/20-10/18 WOD/ART RM $50 / 5WKS

AMBERLY NO CLASS BEING OFFERED DURING SESSION III AMB/ART RM ANGLING RD - 521122W MONDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 12/03-1/21 ANG/ART RM $60 / 6WKS CENTRAL - 521123W MONDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 12/03-1/21 CEL/ART RM $60 / 6WKS HAVERHILL - 521124W TUESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 12/11-1/15 HAV/ART RM $40 / 4WKS LAKE CENTER - 521125W TUESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 12/11-1/29 LCE/ART RM $60 / 6WKS MOORSBRIDGE - 521126W THURSDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 12/13-1/31 MBE/MEDIA CTR $50 / 5WKS TWL ST - 521127W WEDNESDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 12/12-1/30 TWL/UP MEDIA CTR $60 / 6WKS WOODLAND - 521128W THURSDAYS 3:50-5:00PM 12/13-1/31 WOD/ART RM $50 / 5WKS


NO CLASS 12/24-1/03, 1/24

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Dance & Art

September-October 2018 (Grades K-5) Our bountiful selection of drawings introduces our students to a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. Keeping with the season, our students will create fall-themed illustrations like taffy apples and a farmer’s scarecrow. Stylized art styles will be explored through our tarantula line art and Van Gogh-inspired drawing featuring vibrant sunflowers.

Business & Technology

Maximize Your Excel Skills This class is geared to those new to the Excel program and to those wishing to improve their Excel skills. Students should be comfortable with basic computer skills. All students will progress from the beginning to maximize their Excel skills to the highest level desired. Students must bring a flash drive, with a minimum of 1GB. Register Early! EXCEL - 320101F THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 9/13-10/11 CHS/MEDIA CTR $72 / 5WKS BLAND

EXCEL - 320104W THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 1/10-2/07 CHS/MEDIA CTR $72 / 5WKS BLAND

Computers Don’t Byte This is a great class for beginners and those with very limited knowledge of the Microsoft Office Professional Software Suite. You will learn to use Windows Explorer, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and photo-editing software. Dedicated students can progress from very basic computer skills to a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Professional software. Students must bring a flash drive, with a minimum of 1GB. Register Early! The second hour will be hands-on learning working on in-class assignments. Don’t be afraid – Computers Don’t Byte! COMPUTERS DON’T BYTE - 320102F TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 9/11-10/23 CHS/MEDIA CTR $85 / 7WKS BLAND


NO CLASS 4/04 Excel Skills & Computers Don’t Byte Students are encouraged to bring their own Microsoft Office equipped computers to class. Otherwise, a computer will be provided. Register early — Min. 3 students required.

How To Sell On eBay Learn to sell anything from your own household goods, to arts & crafts you make yourself, to bargains you find and wish to share. You’ll learn how to get setup on eBay, Paypal and Auctionsniper. You’ll learn the ins and outs of when and how to bid and sell. Learn how to describe, photograph and use identifiable keywords to maximize sales and find out the best days and times to list your items depending on what it is you are selling. Learn how to select the least expensive and most reliable shippping service for your item, print labels from your own personal computer and have the parcels picked up at your convenience. Learn to buy, list, sell, pack and ship and even become an eBay PowerSeller. Have a blast, be your own boss, and make money doing it... the eBay way! SELLING ON EBAY - 314101F TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 9/11-10/02 CEC/128 $65 / 4WKS CALCO

SELLING ON EBAY - 314103F TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 11/06-11/27 CEC/128 $65 / 4WKS CALCO

SELLING ON EBAY - 314102F TUESDAYS 6:30-8:30PM 10/09-10/30 CEC/128 $65 / 4WKS CALCO 34


Thinking Condo? Considering condominium living? Potential buyers often ask, “What are association fees? What do they cover? Can I have a pet? Are there age restrictions?” These questions and many others will be discussed. Seminar presenter is Kathy Fosmoe, a local licensed Realtor and certified teacher. Fee: $15/couple or $10/person. THINKING CONDO? - 315101F TUESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 9/11 NHS/COMM RM $15 / $10 FOSMOE THINKING CONDO? - 315105F WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 10/24 NHS/COMM RM $15 / $10 FOSMOE

Buying a Home?

Selling a Home? Thinking of making a move this year? Learn what is involved in selling your home for the highest possible price in the shortest period of time. Topics include: Preparing your home before it goes on the market, the steps of the sales and negotiation process, inspections, and what buyers are looking for in a home. Seminar presenter is Kathy Fosmoe, a local licensed Realtor and certified teacher. Fee: $15/couple or $10/person.

BUYING A HOME? - 315103F THURSDAY 6:30-8:30PM 9/13 NHS/COMM RM $15 / $10 FOSMOE BUYING A HOME? - 315104F TUESDAY 6:30-8:30PM 10/23 NHS/COMM RM $15 / $10 FOSMOE


SELLING A HOME? - 315106F THURSDAY 6:30-8:30PM 10/25 NHS/COMM RM $15 / $10 FOSMOE

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Business & Technology

SELLING A HOME? - 315102F WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:30PM NHS/COMM RM $15 / $10

First-time home buyer? Thinking of downsizing and purchasing a smaller home? We will go over all of the steps involved! From working with a lender, to the forms inspections and negotiations involved. Seminar presenter is Kathy Fosmoe a local licensed Realtor and certified teacher. Fee: $15/couple or $10/person.

Business & Technology continued Investing Basics Do you want to invest, but don’t know where to begin? This class is designed to help the beginning investor understand the basic operation of common stocks, stock indices, DRIP (divided reinvestment plan) investing and mutual funds. Instruction includes tips and techniques to minimize investing risks and limit investment expenses. No investment products are for sale and no investment companies are endorsed. Please bring a flash drive so you can take the presentation materials home with you. INVESTING BASICS - 320103F WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:30PM ADM/CONF RM1 $25 / 1 NIGHT

10/03 BLAND

The Estate Plan & The Estate Planning Process Knowledge is power. Knowing your options for transferring and managing wealth protects your assets, lessens your family’s stress, and enables you to plan for the future. This program presents information on estate and probate law and its application to an individual and their assets. The program will review documents comprising a comprehensive estate plan as well as their significance. Topics to be discussed: 1. Objectives of a comprehensive Estate Plan, including helpful information for your legal advisor. 2. Explanation of the probate process. 3. Documents which typically comprise a comprehensive estate plan will be reviewed, including: Will, Trust, Power of Attorney (Legal/Financial Affairs), and Powers of Attorney for Health Care. 4. Explanation of Federal Estate Tax and Federal Gift Tax. ESTATE PLANNING - 310101F THURSDAY 7:00-8:30PM 9/06 NHS/COMM RM $25 / PERSON DOMBOS ESTATE PLANNING - 310102F THURSDAY 7:00-8:30PM 10/11 NHS/COMM RM $25 / PERSON DOMBOS 36



Pet Trusts W! NEEstate Planning for Pets: It is estimated that

Publish Your Book

68% of U.S. households -- about 85 million families -- own a pet, according to the 20172018 National Pet Owners Survey. Pets are often considered part of the family. But should you become disabled or should you die, who will take care of your pet? What options do you have to provide for your pet within the context of an estate plan or a separate Pet Trust? This seminar covers general options and considerations regarding Pet Trusts, including: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Bruce Stein, author of three published books, will walk you through the steps to publish your own book, for under $200, using Print on Demand (POD). Publishing through POD allows you to become the publisher, and to then sell through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other book stores. The instructor has ISBN numbers available for $30. PUBLISH YOUR BOOK - 410102F THURSDAY 7:00-8:00PM 10/18 ADM/CONF RM2 $18 STEIN

Funding of Pet Trusts Nomination of cargivers Compensation for caregivers Monitoring your pet’s care Other relevant documents, including a Power of Attorney and Pet Profile

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Business & Technology


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