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Spring and summer are upon us and I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that I am excited for the warm weather and events throughout Gahanna. Every year the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Department has a full schedule of activities and events for everyone to enjoy ranging from concerts, movies, camps, festivals and educational classes. This season is no different. As you look through this issue of the Gateway you will see many of the same popular events you have come to expect but you might also notice a few changes. We have spent a considerable amount of time working to create a schedule of events and activities that cater to a wide variety of interests, but also take in account the economic realities we face as a city. Our goal is always to strive for the best programming possible within our financial means. One exciting change is ‘Second Saturday’ at Creekside Park and Plaza. By combining some events and resources, the second Saturday of each month will be an exciting day of events that will appeal to a broader audience. Second Saturdays will cap off with a concert, movie or OSU tailgate event. Occasionally we get feedback that some events in Creekside may only be for adults while other events are aimed at kids or families. The Second Saturday programming gave us the opportunity to provide a wider variety of activities and events throughout the day. In short, there is something for everyone and our goal is that these Second Saturdays will continue to develop a greater sense of community. Some of the most popular events at Creekside last year were the movie nights on the big screen, or ‘Classics on the Creek’. So many people enjoyed watching movies under the stars, and this year we will offer family favorites like Chicken Run,Top Gun, and Pirates of the Caribbean (pirate costumes not required). And what would summer programming be without a concert series at Creekside Plaza and Friendship Park? Some of the acts scheduled to perform this year include Chris Logsdon, Soul Kitch’n and a local favorite, The Reaganomics, just to name a few. One of the most exciting events of the year for Gahanna is the Annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, again held June 18, 19, and 20th. The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival is a three-day musical celebration featuring hundreds of musicians, delicious cuisine, regional artisans, amusement rides and family activities. Some may not know that this event started over ten years ago as a one-day dedication of Gahanna’s new Creekside Park area and an important step forward for Olde Gahanna’s revitalization. The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival has experienced unprecedented growth in attendance and has truly become more than just a celebration of music, food and fun; it has become a premiere family summer event for people from all over Ohio. Looking back at the history of the Creekside District, we can be proud of how far we have come. This area has grown from an underused, underdeveloped area and has become not only a great place for businesses, but the heart of our community. Creekside Park has become a destination for families, nature lovers and events throughout the year. The plaza is host to so many city and community events such as the Olde Gahanna Farmer’s Market, Paws in the Plaza and a concert series that we should all be proud of. We are excited about our spring and summer event schedule and we hope you are as well. There is so much to do and see in Gahanna, so take some time and discover what we have to to offer right here in your hometown. To stay updated on events and activities I encourage you to visit Gahanna.gov, contact your staff here at City Hall, and subscribe to our new City e-newsletter by sending a quick email to information@gahanna.gov. As always we welcome your feedback and ideas. Have a fun and safe spring and summer in Gahanna! Warmest Regards,

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Our Civic Leaders

Volunteer Advisory Committees

Parks & Recreation Staff

Mayor: City Attorney:

The Parks & Recreation Board created the following advisory committees to assist the Department of Parks & Recreation with facilitating planning, promotion and implementation with the assitance of volunteer residents. Please call 3424250 if intersted in volunteering on any of these committees.

Tony Collins, Director Troy Euton, Deputy Director Pam Crossmock, Administrative Assistant

Becky Stinchcomb Thomas L. Weber

Gahanna City Council: Ward 1: John R. McAlister Ward 2: Shane Ewald Ward 3: Vacant Ward 4: Beryl D. Anderson At Large: Tom Kneeland Nancy McGregor David Samuel Gahanna Landscape Board Meetings held at 6pm on the first Wednesday of each month at City Hall unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public. Melissa Hyde, Chair Jane Allinder,Vice Chair Mark DiGiando Frank O’Hare Ken Shepard Parks & Recreation Board Meetings held at 7pm on the first Wednesday of each month at City Hall unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public. Laurel Naegele, Chair Cynthia Franzmann, Vice Chair Luke Messinger Eric Miller Jan Ross Jill Schuler Vincent Tremante

Dog Park Advisory Committee The Dog Park Advisory Committee offers guidance and recommendations for Gahanna’s dog park located at Pizzurro Park. Aquatics Advisory Committee The Aquatics Advisory Committee offers guidance and recommendations for Gahanna’s city-run pools. Bicycle Advisory Committee The Bicycle Advisory Committee, originally formed in 1995, is instrumental to the formation of our Bikeway Plan. This committee is meeting on a regular basis to update the original plan. Natural Resources Advisory Committee The Natural Resources Advisory Committee is tasked to inventory the natural resources in each of Gahanna’s parks.

Carl Norris, Facilities Superintendent Marty White, Facilities Foreman Alan Little, Parks Superintendent Jim Ferguson, Parks Foreman Rob Wendling, Parks Technician - Forestry Mike Musser, Recreation Superintendent Shannon Clonch, Recreation Supervisor Danise Hall, Senior Services Supervisor Laura Hester, Recreation Specialist Kate Mattison, Recreation Specialist Part-Time Staff Jo Casa, Senior Center Leader Sophia Dimofski, Senior Center Coordinator Denny Evans, Facilities Coordinator Joe Hebdo, Parks Coordinator Jean Langkamp, Senior Center Coordinator Bill Loebick, Parks Naturalist Crickett Anderson, Birthday Party Coordinator Alexis Miller, Recreation Coordinator Janet Mizera, Front Desk Coordinator Kate Moening, Marketing Coordinator Cathy Phillips, Recreation Coordinator Norm Sellers, Golf Course Coordinator Donna Shea, Front Desk Coordinator Janice Staler, Recreation Coordinator Andrea Weiser, Recreation Coordinator

On behalf of the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation, we thank the many patrons, businesses and organizations which supported or attended the Annual Foundation Gala on February 6, 2010. Over $9,900 was raised to support parks and recreation scholarships, programs and projects throughout our community.

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2010 Service to the Community Awards Application deadline: May 31, 2010 Service to the Community Awards honor those who provide exemplary volunteer service related to parks and recreation in the community. Nominations recognize efforts from the 2009 calendar year within the Gahanna community. The eight categories for submission are Business, Civic Organization, Recreation Friend, Senior,Youth,Youth Group, Parks Friend, and Lifetime Achievement. Nomination forms are available at www.gahanna. gov/departments/parks or in our office at City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Road.

Gahanna Cleans Green Saturday, April 24th 9am-12noon Gahanna City Hall Parking Lot 200 S. Hamilton Rd. EVENT HELD RAIN OR SHINE NO SERVICE PRIOR TO 9am. FREE! Records Shredding: residents can bring family/ home records for shredding by Ohio Mobile Shredding. GRIN Collection: Volunteers will be on site to accept monetary and non-perishable food donations for GRIN (Gahanna Residents In Need.)

Volunteers Needed

Watch the Gahanna website, local papers or your next water bill for more collection information.

The Department of Parks & Recreation has multiple volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Event setup, helping at a children’s activity station during an event, event tear down and community cleanup are just some of the opportunities available.

Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Need community service hours? Individuals and groups welcome! Here are a few summer opportunities available: DATE May 8 June 12 June 16 July 3 July 10 July 21 Aug 14 Aug 18

EVENT Spring Fling 2nd Saturday Party in Your Park Freedom Festival 2nd Saturday Party in Your Park 2nd Saturday Party in Your Park

LOCATION Creekside Creekside Rathburn Woods Golf Course Creekside Bryn Mawr Park Creekside Ambassador Cmns.

For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, please visit our website, www.gahanna.gov/ departments/parks

RITA - Tax Information Beginning in 2010, the City will contract with the Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.) to administer the collection of the income tax. R.I.T.A. is a public organization established in 1971 that currently serves over 150 municipalities throughout Ohio. Tax-paying residents can easily register, E-file, make payments and learn more at www.ritaohio.com . City of Gahanna staff will still be available throughout the year to answer your questions and to provide assistance. So that we may best serve everyone and provide them the best service possible, we ask that residents phone for an appointment if you plan on stopping by the Finance/ Tax Office. Watch the local newspaper and the Gahanna Tax Website for dates and times when RITA employees will be available to help prepare your returns.

Friday- Sunday, June 18-20th Downtown Gahanna creeksidebluesandjazz.com One of the most exciting events of the year for Gahanna is the Annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival! This three-day musical celebration featuring hundreds of musicians, delicious cuisine, regional artisans, amusement rides and family activities. Visit the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau website at visitgahanna.com, the Creekside Blues & Jazz website at creeksidebluesandjazz.com or call the GCVB at 418-9114.

Gahanna Services Expo Saturday, August 21, 2010 9am-1pm Hannah Park 6547 Clark State Rd. FREE! The City of Gahanna Service Department invites the community to the 3rd Annual Service Expo to raise awareness of services provided to Gahanna residents. This year will again feature a “Touch-aTruck” event where you can see, touch and sit on the BIG equipment that help make Gahanna run. Come climb on and explore more than a dozen of your favorite vehicles including a dump truck, garbage truck, police car and construction vehicles. This is a fabulous opportunity to see firsthand the equipment and people involved with the City of Gahanna Service Department. City representatives will be on hand to demonstrate just a few of the “behind the scenes” tasks necessary to keep our City infrastructure in tip top shape. For more information or questions regarding the Expo, please contact Jean Bishop at (614)342-4005 or visit the City’s webpage at www.gahanna.gov.

Honor Our Veterans that have served or are currently serving in the armed forces To honor those who have served our country, buy a brick to be placed at the Gahanna Veterans Memorial Park. The cost is $25 per brick. A commemorative certificate is available upon request for an additional $2. Bricks are dedicated on Memorial Day and Veterans Day each year. Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 31, 2010 1pm Veterans Memorial Park 73 W. Johnstown Rd.

Lifeguards Needed!

APPLY NOW!! Aquatics Facilities are seeking top applicants for our Lifeguard teams at the Hunters Ridge and Gahanna Swimming Pools. Seasonal position candidates must have flexible availability. Contact Human Resources at 342-4455 for more information. Please visit www.gahanna.gov to apply.

Add $10 to your registration fee if registering within 5 Business days of the start of class.

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Gather in a Gahanna park! Have your next event, get together or meeting in a beautiful park or at the Golf Course Clubhouse! Please be advised: Ü Shelters and Clubhouse are rented on a first-come, first serve basis. Payment, deposit and reservation form is required to reserve the facility or shelter. Ü Shelter and clubhouse rentals require a $100 refundable deposit at the time of payment. This deposit must be in the form of a check, which will be returned after the facility has been checked for damage. Checks are available for pick up after 12 noon on the first business day after the rental. Separate deposit checks are required for each rental. Ü Facilities and shelters are available for rent one calendar year in advance. For example, if you are interested in renting a facility for April 30 2010, you may do so on April 30, 2009. Payment and deposit must accompany paperwork at the time of rental.

Golf Course Clubhouse Rental The Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse is located at 220 Olde Ridenour Road. Clubhouse rental includes a wood-burning fireplace*, kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, plenty of counter space, outlets and ample parking. Tables and chairs are available for up to 100 people. The facility is perfect for meetings, family reunions, team banquets, wedding receptions, parties, etc. RDR/hour Fees(2-hour min per day) : $60/hour All Day Rental (8am-11pm) $480 Refundable deposit: $100

SR/hour $120/hour $960 $100

Rental time MUST INCLUDE your setup and cleanup time. *Renters must provide the wood and clean the fireplace after use.

Ü Special consideration may be given for non-profit, youth sports leagues and Gahanna Jefferson school district rates. Please contact the Department of Parks & Recreation office at 342-4250. Ü To rent a facility: Reservation forms are available at the Department of Parks & Recreation office or online at www.gahanna.gov. Please call 342-4250 to check for availability.

Ü Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in all parks. Ü Consumption of alcohol and smoking are prohibited at the Clubhouse.

Park Shelter & Athletic Field Rental Park shelters and athletic fields may be reserved for recreational outings throughout the year. Groups that wish to reserve a park shelter must complete a reservation form, pay the reservation fee, and provide a security deposit. Reservation forms are available at the Department of Parks & Recreation office or online at www.gahanna.gov. Contact the Parks & Recreation office for information regarding athletic field rental. Time Slot: Seating: Refundable deposit:

10am-2pm and 4pm-8pm Picnic tables seat 6-8 persons each $100

Hannah Park Shelter

Woodside Green Shelter

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Pizzurro Park Shelter

RDR Park per slot Friendship Park Shelter $60 14 tables Friendship Park Gazebo $20 2 tables Hannah Park Shelter $60 20 tables Woodside Green Shelter $40 8 tables Pizzurro Park Shelter* $20 6 tables Athletic Fields $50/2 hours * Pizzurro Park includes a dog park.

SR Per slot $120

Friendship Park Shelter and Gazebo

RDR =Resident Discount Rate for Gahanna Residents SR=Standard Rate, for Non-Gahanna Residents

$30 $120 $60 $30


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Gahanna Municipal Golf Course

Live.

Work.

GOLF.

220 Olde Ridenour Rd. Pro Shop - 342-4270 Gahanna parks & Recreation - 342-4250

2010 Annual Membership Rates Adult Couple Junior (under 18) Senior (55+) Senior Couple Midday Membership

RDR $357 $510 $255 $255 $408 $255

SR $407 $610 $305 $305 $508 $305

Midday Memberships include unlimited golf from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Greens Fees (per person) Weekday: Junior (under 18) or Senior (55+) Adult Weekend/Holiday (All Golfers) Additional 9 holes (All Golfers)

Senior Golf League Senior Center members only! This is a great way to meet other golfers in the Gahanna area and enjoy a social, and sometimes competitive, morning out. Singles and couples are welcome to attend. Informational League Meeting held Thursday, April 22 at the Gahanna Senior Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd. Details, including playing times, outings, and socials, will be discussed at this meeting.

Equipment Rental Fees (per person) $ 8 $10 $10 $ 4

Motor Cart – 9 holes Motor Cart – 18 holes Pull Cart Golf Clubs

$ 5 $10 $ 2 $ 5

Chili Bowl

Saturday, April 24th Event! Gahanna Municipal Golf Course 200 Olde Ridenour Rd. $5.00 per person at the event Call the course at 342-4270 to make your tee time; start times available between 7am and 5pm. Chili served from 10am until 1pm (or until it is gone)!

League Play held each Thursday morning at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course.

Golf Club Tradeoff at the Chili Bowl 10am to 1pm Class: 160801

Do you have golf clubs, equipment, or memorabilia that you would like to part ways with, but know only a golfer can truly appreciate? Call the Department of Parks & Recreation at 342-4250 to reserve a place to park your car and trade your goods at the Chili Bowl! Add $10 to your registration fee if registering within 5 Business days of the start of class.

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Live.

Hunters Ridge Pool & Playground

SPLASH!

Gahanna Swimming Pool

Work.

341 Harrow Boulevard

148 Parkland Dr.

Buy your dual membership NOW! Buy your membership by April 30, 2010 and receive a Parks & Recreation coupon package valued at half the price of the resident membership rate!

2010 Dual Membership Rates - Memberships can be used at both pools!! Memberships are nonrefundable.

Purchase by April 30 and receive coupons totalling: $100 $125 $150 $25 $25

Single (ages 12+) Couple (2 people, same household) Family (3+ people, same household) Provider (add to the above) Senior (ages 55+)

RDR $195 $250 $300 $90 $50

SR $215 $270 $330 $110 $60

7-Visit Pass - Hunters Ridge Pool 7-Visit Plass - Gahanna Pool

Member Non-Member $35 $50 $50 $60

2010 Daily Gate Fees

Gate fees are nonrefundable.Valid only at location purchased.

Hunters Ridge Pool Before 4pm After 4pm $7 $5 $10 $8

With a member Without a member

2010 Pool Hours (weather permitting) Opening Weekend: Sat May 29-Mon May 31

HRP

GSP

12p-6p

Closed

When school is in session School Days 4pm-8pm Saturdays 12pm-7pm Sundays 1pm-7pm Summer Break, June 9-Aug 24 Mon and Wed 12pm-8pm Tues and Thurs 3pm-8pm Fri and Sat 10am-8pm Sundays 1pm-8pm

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Closed Closed Closed 11am-8pm 11am-8pm 11am-8pm 1pm-8pm

Gahanna Swimming Pool Before 4pm After 4pm $10 $8 $12 $10

Aquatics Events Hot Dog Nights at GSP - $5 entry, members free!

$1 hotdogs, drinks & other snacks! Thursdays, June 10th-August 19th starting at 5pm Thanks to the Gahanna Animal Hospital for sponsoring one evening of family fun!

Ice Cream Nights at HRP- $5 entry, members free! $1 ice cream, drinks & other snacks! Tuesdays, June 15th-August 24th, starting at 5pm

Don’t Forget!

Swim Meets are on occasional Wednesdays at both pools. These days, Hunters Ridge will close at 3:30pm and the back pool at the Swim Club will close at 4pm. On June 18, 19, & 20 the back pool at the swim club will be closed during certain hours.

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Hunters Ridge Pool - Programs, Classes & Information GuardStart GuardStart is a program that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes and skills. The class is geared to youth planning to pursue lifeguard certification in the future or anyone wanting to learn basic life saving skills. Diverse lesson plans including prevention, fitness, response, leadership, and professionalism.

Dive in Movie Nights

Watch a movie while floating in the Hunters Ridge Pool. There’s no better way to spend a summer evening with the family! Bring your lawn chairs, your swim suits, and your friends down for a great evening at the pool! Dates & Times: Friday, July 9th, 8-10:30pm AND Saturday, August 7th,8:45-10:45pm Location: Hunters Ridge Pool 341 Harrow Blvd. Fee: Free for Members $5 admission or included with pool admission for the day

Seahorses Swim Team

The Hunters Ridge Seahorses swim team offers youth the opportunity to refine the strokes learned in swim lessons. Members will begin to learn the skills of competitive swimming and enjoy the friendly, supportive atmosphere of a recreational team. Participants should be comfortable with the skills taught through Level 4 of the Hunters Ridge Pool swim lessons. Paperwork and payment must be received prior to participating in practice sessions. Cost:

$65 Pool Members $85 Residents $95 Non Residents

Refundable Staffing Deposit: $50 per family, must be paid by check (Parents/guardians are required to volunteer at swim team meets and/or events. Details will be provided at the parent meeting.) Mandatory Swim Team Parent Meeting Date: Sunday April 25, 2010 Time: 4:30pm Location: Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse 220 Olde Ridenour Rd. Practices begin Monday, June 14th. Varsity Practices Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:45-9:50am Junior Varsity Practices Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-10:50am Joint Practices (Varsity & JV): Wednesday 9-10:15am; Tuesday, Thursday: 7-8pm

Swim Lessons

The Parent & Toddler level is for both child and parent participation, helping both to become comfortable with young children in the water. Levels 1 through 5 are progressive, building on skills learned in prior sessions. Successful skill development takes times. Participants are encouraged to practice between classes and levels and often repeat levels until skills are mastered.

$50

Non Member RDR $60

Tuesday & Thursday June 22, 24 & 29 July 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 & 22 (Make up day July 27) Location: Hunters Ridge Pool Deadline: June 18 10 min/20 max participants Class Dates 380401-A See above

Time 9am-2pm

RDR/SR $120/145

Swim Lesson Assessments

Group swim lessons are a great way for kids to be comfortable in and around the water, learn basic water safety and develop skills through our graduated lesson program.

Rates Member

Days: Dates:

SR $70

Morning classes: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Evening classes: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Not sure which level your child should start in this summer? Come to a Swim Lesson Assessment! Meet our staff, ask questions, see our facility and register for classes! Dates:

Monday, June 7 at 7pm Saturday, July 10 at 11am Wednesday, June 16 at 7pm Thursday, July 22 at 7pm Saturday, June 19 at 11am Saturday, July 31 at 11am Tuesday, July 8 at 7pm Wednesday, August 4 at 7pm

NOTE: Assessment participants will be admitted free of charge for purpose of assessments only. If you wish to enter the pool earlier, payment of the daily pass rate or a membership is required. Classes cancelled due to weather will be made up on the next available business day (swim meet schedule allowing). If weather permits make up classes from being held, classes will be rescheduled if possible.

Session 1: June 21 – July 2nd

Session 3: July 26th – August 6th

Class 380101-A 380101-B 380101-C 380101-D 380101-E 380101-F 380101-G 380101-H 380101-J

Class 380103-A 380103-B 380103-C 380103-D 380103-E 380103-F 380103-G 380103-H 380103-J

Level Parent/Toddler Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3 Level 4 Level 4

Time 11:10-11:50am 10:20-11:00am 6:00-6:40pm 10:20-11:00am 6:00-6:40pm 11:10-11:50am 6:50-7:30pm 9:30-10:10am 6:50-7:30pm

Level Parent/Toddler Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3 Level 4 Level 4

Time 11:10-11:50am 10:20-11:00am 6:00-6:40pm 10:20-11:00am 6:00-6:40pm 11:10-11:50am 6:50-7:30pm 9:30-10:10am 6:50-7:30pm

Session 2: July 12th – July 23rd

Session 4: August 9th – August 20th

Class 380102-A 380102-B 380102-C 380102-D 380102-E 380102-F 380102-G 380102-H 380102-J

Class 380104-A 380104-B 380104-C 380104-D 380104-E 380104-F 380104-G 380104-H 380104-J

Level Parent/Toddler Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3 Level 4 Level 4

Time 5:10-5:50pm 10:10-10:50am 6:50-7:30pm 11-11:40am 6:00-6:40pm 10:10-10:50am 6:00-6:40pm 9:30-10:10am 5:10-5:50pm

Level Parent/Toddler Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3 Level 4 Level 4

Time 5:10-5:50pm 10:10-10:50am 6:50-7:30pm 11-11:40am 6:00-6:40pm 10:10-10:50am 6:00-6:40pm 9:30-10:10am 5:10-5:50pm

Add $10 to your registration fee if registering within 5 Business days of the start of class.

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Gahanna Swimming Pool - Programs, Classes & Information Registration is through the INDIVIDUAL contacts as indicated. About the Greater Columbus Swim Team Organization (GCSTO) GCSTO is one of the most progressive and widely recognized swimming programs in the mid-west. The team has been recognized by USA Swimming as a “Bronze Medal” club for its comparative performance in athletic performance to other clubs across the country. It is the only club in central Ohio to receive such recognition. The team has also achieved Level 3 status within USA Swimming’s Club Recognition Program for excellence in club administration and program development and was one of the top 100 clubs in the country last year according to the Toyota Virtual Club Championships. It’s swimming lesson program was chosen as central Ohio’s #1 lesson program in 2009 Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Pick Awards recently and was chosen by the USA Swimming Foundation as a local partner in their national Make A Splash Program here in central Ohio. Here is some more information on the programs that GCSTO will offer to Gahanna residents this spring and summer.

Gahanna Swimming Pool Sea Lions - Summer Swim & Dive Teams GCSTO will assist with the Gahanna Sea Lions Summer League Team by helping to administer the club, educate and manage the coaches and more. The Sea Lions compete in the GCSL summer league with dual meets on Wednesday nights. Both swimming and springboard diving is offered through the Sea Lions and this is a fantastic way for children to get introduced into the sport of swimming in a fun and rewarding environment that doesn’t require a long-term commitment. For information and pricing, contact Janice Clegg at jclegg@columbus.rr.com or Colleen Havens at scgahavens@sbcglobal.net.

Group Competitive Swim Team GCSTO offers competitive instruction and practice throughout the spring and summer for interested athletes between the ages of 6 and 19. The program offers an incredible coach to swimmer ratio, creative programming, dry land strength and conditioning development, video analysis and more. Athletes wishing to pursue year around swimming or simply athletes wishing to get in shape for their summer league swim teams are welcomed to join the team. Even though this team has developed more world ranked athletes than all other teams combined in central Ohio, you will be pleasantly surprised at the manner in which this success is achieved. Athletes are developed at their own level and their own speed and are carefully guided through the program. Practices are held at Columbus Academy, St. Charles Preparatory School and the Concourse Hotel throughout the spring. During the summer, the team practices at the Gahanna Swimming Pool. More information can be found on the team’s web site at www.gcsto.com under the “Swim Team Information” tab. Contact Steve Nye at 614-478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net for information.

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Group Novice Recreational Team GCSTO offers competitive instruction and practice throughout the spring and summer for interested athletes between the ages of 6 & 12 in a recreational type format of 1-3 practices per week within the team’s NOVICE & POLAR BEAR SELECT programs. These program offer everything that the team has to offer but in an even more relaxed environment. Practices are held at Columbus Academy, St. Charles Preparatory School and the Concourse Hotel throughout the spring. More information can be found on the team’s web site at www.gcsto.com under the “Swim Team Information” tab. Contact Steve Nye at 614478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Teen Swim-Fit Recreational Program

Greater Columbus’ Swim Fit Program for teens, age 12-18, is specifically designed for those who do NOT want to be part of a competitive team but who want to be able to come together with other teens to work on their conditioning levels and work on all aspects of personal fitness under the eyes of a professional. This program incorporates an equal mix of dry land and water exercise routines to help develop cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and core body strength for those involved with the program in a fun and challenging environment. Participants will also be given information on topics that will help them develop their personal health, fitness and welfare! Athletes may join this ongoing program any time and spring classes are operating now. More information can be found on the team’s web site at www.gcsto.com under the “Teen & Family Swim Fit Programs” tab. Contact Erin Harris at 614-582-2597 or gcsto_harris@ sbcglobal.net for more information.

Swim Lessons

GCSTO’s “Greater Columbus Swim School” swimming lessons will be held throughout the summer with 6-7 days from which to choose. Infant, parent/tot, pre-school, school-age and adult classes are offered in group settings (3-5 participants max). Private and semi-private classes are also available. Classes span 2-3 weeks during the summer. Summer classes begin in June and continue on throughout at the Gahanna Swimming Pool. More information can be found on the team’s web site at www. gcsto.com under the “Swim Lesson Information” tab. Contact Erin Harris at 614-582-2597 or gcsto_harris@sbcglobal. net for more information.

2-Week Summer Sessions Cost: bers

$60 for members/$76 non-mem-

Session #1 - Jun 14th-Jun 25th Session #2 - Jul 5th-Jul 16th Session #3 - Jul 21th-Aug 3rd Session #4 - Aug 9th-Aug 20th Days Between Times Class Length MTHF 8:30-10:45am 30 min MTF 5-8pm 40 min June 18 evening classes cancelled and replace with classes on June 16 Saturday Session #1 - Jun 12th-July 10th no class July 3 Saturday Session #2 – Jul 17th-Aug 7th Day Sat

Between Times 8:30-10:45am

Class Length 60 min

Competitive Swimming Stroke Analysis Camps Cost: $39 The Greater Columbus Swim School’s Advanced Technique Stroke Analysis Camps are offered throughout the spring and summer. These 1 day, stroke specific camps help local swimmers focus on improving in very specific aspects of their competitive career. Several butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle camps are available. As well, the team offers 2 other types of specialized camps… a Starts, Turns & Finishes camp and a Dry Land Training camp at various times throughout the spring and summer. The coach to athlete ratio never exceeds 1 to 5. More information can be found on the team’s web site at www.gcsto. com under the “Stroke Camp Information” tab. Contact Steve Nye at 614-478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net for more information.

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Ohio Herb Education Center

Gahanna, the Herb Capital of Ohio 110 Mill Street Gahanna, Ohio 43230 614.342.4380

BECOME A MEMBER OF AN EDUCATIONAL GROUP! OHEC Tea Guild

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Join the OHEC Tea Guild for Beginning Tea Enthusiasts!!! Membership Maximum: 20 RDR/SR: $60/ $70 A Tea Club that meets one Saturday a month from 10-11am - to learn about the art of tea including the different types of teas, tea blending, tea cultures, tea recipes and the health benefits of tea. Meeting Dates: 4/17, 5/22, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/20, 12/18. Visit our website for meeting information.

Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Friday: 10am – 6pm Saturday: 10am – 2pm Sunday – Tuesday (by appointment only) (Available Sunday - Saturday for private classes, rentals & tour groups)

Gahanna Herb Society

Parking Options: Immediately beside the building Creekside parking garage (first hour: free additional hours: $1 each) Ffree parking located at 94 High Street at the corner of High Street and Town Street.

Grow in the Knowledge of Herbs!!! RDR/SR: $20/ $25 2010 yearly membership Meet the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at OHEC The Gahanna Herb Society promotes the knowledge of herbs, their culture, history and uses through personal research, group seminars and activities and participation in the care of the public herb gardens of the City of Gahanna and the Ohio Herb Education Center. This is accomplished in an environment which fosters education, friendship and volunteerism.

Educational Facility & Gift Shop • Custom tours/event consultation available. • Make your party, shower or business meeting memorable - small group activities available • Herb Capital of Ohio gift baskets • OHEC signature gift items: tea, candles, lotions, soap, loose teas and herbs

Attend an Herb Education Class! Learn to cultivate, propigate and use herbs in cooking, aromatharapy and more! See page 19 for Youth classes, and page 20 for Adult classes throughout the summer.

Call or visit our website for more information.

WHAT’S NEW! Summer Cooking

Down on the Farm – Cooking Series with Deborah Mahon, “The Gourmet Farm Girl” Raised on a dairy and grain farm in northern Ohio, Deborah spent many days in the kitchen with grandma and mom cooking. Learning to take simple basic foods and adding her own flair made her “The Gourmet Farm Girl”. Visit www. thegourmetfarmgirl.com for more info. Details in the Adult Section on page 20.

May Herb Day 2010 Saturday, May 8th 9am-4pm Creekside Plaza and Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St. • •

Free Children’s Series

Sponsored by the Gahanna Herb Society The Ohio Herb Education Center allow children to see, taste and touch a variety of herbs and enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to educate and entertain. Activities include using mortar and pestles, making potpourri and sampling herbal potato chips, herbal cookies and peppermint iced tea! Highlighted herbs include lemon verbena, mint and rosemary, which is the official herb of Gahanna. First Saturday of every month in June, July & August 2010 from 10am-2pm. Details in the Youth Section on page 19.

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Visit the Foods Tent -sampling all day! whole food cooking demonstration & sacred eating information by Dr. Kim Kalfas The Lincoln Pride 5th Grade Choir & Live Music Herb of the Year - Dill – Gahanna Herb Society Presentation Herbal aphrodisiacs – by Anya Syrkin, MS HM, CNS Spring Fling event held the same day - see page 12 for details

The information provided by the Ohio Herb Education Center is primarily for reference and education. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of your personal physician. The Center does not advocate self-diagnosis or self medication; nor does the Ohio Herb Education Center endorse alternative medicine in lieu of traditional medicine; it urges anyone with continuing symptoms, however minor, to seek medical advice. Please be aware that any plant substance, whether used as food or medicine, externally or internally may cause an allergic reaction. Consult your primary care physician before making changes to your lifestyle.

Add $10 to your registration fee if registering within 5 Business days of the start of class.

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May

April Clean Gahanna - Community Cleanup Saturday, April 17th Pick your time and location!

The Department of Parks & Recreation is looking for volunteers to help us beautify your community. We will form crews to pick up trash in the neighborhoods, clean out flower beds, and prepare the parks for the spring bloom; plus, we will be in the woods pulling out invasive plants to help our wooded areas prosper. We would love to work with your neighborhood to target any areas of the city, not just parks. Call 342-4250 and we will make arrangements to be in your community with you.

Creekside Paddle Boat Hours Open Memorial Day to Labor Day Tuesday-Friday 4-8pm Saturday 12-8pm Sunday 12-6pm Cost: $5 per boat per 1/2 hour *Schedule is weather dependent. Special hours possible during Creekside events.

Spring Fling

Saturday, May 8 9-4pm Creekside Park & Plaza 123 Mill Street Help us welcome spring back into our community! Enjoy FREE activities like music, spring crafts, and fun games. Come out and enjoy the new season with the entire family. Musical entertainment provided by The Shaw Brothers & Hat Trick.

May Herb Day Saturday, May 8 9am-4pm Creekside Plaza and Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill St.

Chili Bowl

Saturday, April 24th Event! Gahanna Municipal Golf Course 200 Olde Ridenour Rd. $5.00 per person at the event Beginning in April, call the course at 342-4270 to make your tee time; tee times available between 7am and 5pm. Chili served from 10am until 1pm (or until it is gone)! Join us for our annual Chili Bowl at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course! We will have an array of chili to sample and invite you to play 9-holes to kick off your 2010 golf season! Now is the perfect time to check out the course, yearly memberships, and sign up for golf lessons!

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Visit the Foods Tent! Whole food cooking demonstration and sacred eating Information by Dr. Kim Kalfas The Lincoln Pride 5th Grade Choir & Live Music Herb of the Year - Dill – Gahanna Herb Society Presentation Herbal aphrodisiacs - Anya Syrkin, MS HM, CNS

Concerts on the Creek Begin! Saturday, May 29th 7-9pm Creekside Plaza 110 Mill St. This FREE summer concert series kicks off with a performance by Chris Logsdon. For the compete Concerts on the Creek schedule, see page 14.

Golf Club Tradeoff at the Chili Bowl 10am to 1pm Class: 160801

Do you have golf clubs, equipment, or memorabilia that you would like to part ways with, but know only a golfer can truly appreciate? Then this event is for you! Space is limited – please call the Department of Parks & Recreation at 342-4250 to reserve a place to park your car and trade your goods at the Chili Bowl!

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Hunters Ridge Pool Opens Saturday, May 29th 12 noon Hunters Ridge Pool & Playground 341 Harrow Blvd. The summer pool season opens on Memorial Day weekend! For the compete summer aquatic schedule, see page 8.

June Music in the Park Begins! Friday, June 4th 7-9pm Friendship Park 150 Oklahoma Ave. This FREE summer concert series kicks off with a performance by Agent 99. For the compete Music in the Park schedule, see page 14.

Concerts on the Creek! Saturdays, 7-9pm Creekside Plaza, 110 Mill St.

For the compete Concerts on the Creek schedule, see page 14.

NEW! 2nd Saturdays

Saturday, June 12 5-7pm Creekside Park & Plaza 123 Mill Street Cost: FREE “Saturday Night Fever” Dance Party! Entertainment by “After Midnight” at 7pm. Join us the 2nd Saturday of every month at Creekside Park for a pre-concert party! To help get you in the mood of the music we’ll be providing themed activities. In conjunction, Gallery Walk Gahanna will display incredible art by local artists. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Party in YOUR Park! Rathburn Woods Park Wednesday, June 16 6-8pm Cost: FREE

Walk or bike to your neighborhood park for a summer cookout.

Classics on the Creek Movie Series Friday, 9pm Creekside Park & Plaza 123 Mill Street Cost: FREE

June 25 – Chicken Run (G)

Aquatics Fun! Tues - Ice Cream Night at Hunters Ridge Pool! Thurs - Hotdog Night at Gahanna Swimming Pool! See pages 9-11 for more information.

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July Music in the Park Begins! Fridays, 7-9pm Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave. For the compete Music in the Park schedule, see page 14.

Cultural Arts Festival Saturday, July 17th 2-9pm Creekside Park & Plaza 123 Mill St Cost: FREE Join the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Ohio Herb Education Center for the first Cultural Arts Festival. Activities will include art exhibits, culinary demonstrations, poetry readings and much more.

TeenFest 2010 Saturday, August 7th, from 3-8pm The BASE at Shull Park, 236 Granville St. What’s TeenFest you say? TeenFest is THE all-teen event in Central Ohio! Every August this event planned and hosted by teens rocks Gahanna! Battle of the Bands, Skate and Biking demos (maybe even a great competition this year), local entertainment, cool vendors, and more for teens!

Party in YOUR Park!

For the compete Concerts on the Creek schedule, see page 14.

Bryn Mawr Park Wednesday, July 21st 6-8pm Cost: FREE

Join the TeenFest Planning Committee (Youth Council) to help select the battling bands, vendors, skate/bike events, advertising and everything else that makes this great event a reality. For more information email us at youthcouncil@gahanna.gov

Aquatics Fun!

Walk or bike to your neighborhood park for a summer cookout.

Hey bands! Hey vendors! Hey Skaters and bikers! Come make TeenFest an awesome event! Check out our website at www.gahanna.gov/departments/parks for applications. Spaces are limited and we finalize our choices quickly – so don’t be left out this year!!

Concerts on the Creek! Saturdays, 7-9pm Creekside Plaza, 110 Mill St.

Tues - Ice Cream Night at Hunters Ridge Pool! Thurs - Hotdog Night at Gahanna Swimming Pool! July 9 - Dive in Movie at Hunters Ridge Pool! See pages 9-11 for more information.

Freedom Festival 2010 Saturday, July 3rd 6-10pm Gahanna Municipal Golf Course 220 Olde Ridenour Road Schedule 6:30pm 7-10om 10pm 10:05pm

of Events Wildfire Cloggers 56 Daze National Anthem FIREWORKS!

Classics on the Creek Movie Series Friday, 9pm Creekside Park & Plaza 123 Mill Street Cost: FREE

July 23rd - “Top Gun” (PG)

2nd Saturdays (NEW)

Saturday, August 14th 5-7pm Creekside Park & Plaza 123 Mill Street Cost: FREE “Endless Summer” Party with a Surf Simulator! Entertainment by Parrots of the Caribbean at 7pm.

Music in the Park Begins!

Join us the 2nd Saturday of every month at Creekside Park for a pre-concert party! To help get you in the mood of the music we’ll be providing themed activities. In conjunction, Gallery Walk Gahanna will display incredible art by local artists. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Fridays, 7-9pm Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave.

Party in YOUR Park!

August

Join the community as we celebrate traditional “Americana”. Table Reservations, children’s activities and food vendors will be available this year.

For the compete Music in the Park schedule, see page 14.

NEW! 2nd Saturdays

Concerts on the Creek!

Walk or bike to your neighborhood park for a summer cookout.

For the compete Concerts on the Creek schedule, see page 14.

Classics on the Creek Movie

Saturday, July 10th 5-7pm Creekside Park & Plaza 123 Mill Street Cost: FREE “Welcome to the Jungle” Party! Columbus Zoo Animal Encounter Entertainment by the Reganomics at 7pm

Saturdays, 7-9pm Creekside Plaza, 110 Mill St.

Join us the 2nd Saturday of every month at Creekside Park for a pre-concert party! To help get you in the mood of the music we’ll be providing themed activities. In conjunction, Gallery Walk Gahanna will display incredible art by local artists. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Tues - Ice Cream Night at Hunters Ridge Pool! Thurs - Hotdog Night at Gahanna Swimming Pool! Aug 7 - Dive in Movie at Hunters Ridge Pool!

Aquatics Fun!

Ambassador Commons Park Wednesday, August 18 6-8pm Cost: FREE

Friday, 9pm Creekside Park & Plaza 123 Mill Street Cost: FREE

Aug 27th - “Pirates of the Caribbean” (PG-13)

See pages 9-11 for more information.

Add $10 to your registration fee if registering within 5 Business days of the start of class.

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May 29 Chris Logsdon Acoustic Rock June 5 Dwight Lenox & The Lenox Ave. Express Swing, Funk, & Blues

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June 12 After Midnight 70’s Tribute Band June 18-20 Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival June 26 The Men of Steel Caribbean

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Saturdays, 7-9pm Creekside Park & Plaza 123 Mill Street Cost: FREE

July 3 Gahanna Freedom Festival July 10 The Reaganomics 80’s Party Band

June 4 Agent 99 Rock

July 17 Shots in the Dark - School House Rock:The Musical Musical Theater

June 11 Michael Rose Golden Oldies & The King

July 24 Tim Omark & Southern Justice Country

June 18-20 Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

July 31 Soul Kitch’n Funk & Soul

June 25 Andy Shaw Band Blues & Rock

Aug 7 Northwest Territory Bluegrass

July 2 Garet Camella TeenFest Winner 2009

Aug 14 Parrots of the Caribbean Jimmy Buffett Covers

July 9 Lords of Literature Classic Rock

Aug 21 Countyline Junction Country

July 16 General Guinness Band Irish

Aug 28 Brian Smith Standards

July 23 The Zen Blues Band Blues

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July 30 John Petz & Matt Jergens Magic & Juggling

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Aug 6 Rockbridge Crossing Folk

Sept 4 Time Trax Classics & Current Dance

Aug 13 Hat Trick Acoustic Hits Aug 20 Next Exit Party Variety

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Fishing Fun!

Passport to Fishing

Saturday, April 24th 10am-12pm (check in starts at 9:30am) Woodside Green Park, 213 Camrose Ct Class # 130402 Free, but must register by Friday, April 9, 2010. All are welcome, but space is limited to youth that have not completed a Passport Program. Passport to Fishing is an ODNR sponsored program that offers the perfect opportunity for youth ages 6-17 to learn the basics of the sport. Casting, rigging and fish identification are several of the topics covered in this fishing clinic. An adult must accompany each registered youth!

Outdoor Exploration!

Families Exploring the Great Outdoors Bring the whole family to play and learn together in the great outdoors! We’ll experiment and investigate a new topic each month through games, crafts and outdoor exploration. Bring your lunches and enjoy a picnic in the park following the programming! Ages 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Day: Time: Cost:

Saturdays 10am (*Sept 25 at 8pm) RDR: $15/family SR: $20/family

Class 330701-A 330701-B 330701-C

Date June 26 July 31 Aug 28

Topic Animals Birds Night Hike

Location Creekside Island Woodside Green Friendship Park

Backyard Campouts

Experience the fun of a backyard campout in your local park! Pitch a tent with your neighbors and enjoy family games and activities, campfire cooking, a night hike and more. Ages: Days: Times: Cost:

All ages (must be 18 to camp without an adult) Saturday-Sunday 4pm-10am Resident Discount Rate $20/tent Standard Rate $25/tent

Class Date 330501-A July 24-25

Family Fishing at Creekside

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fishing on the creek! We will provide all bait and tackle, as well as an activity for the whole family to enjoy. Registration is required! Location: Day: Time: Cost: Class 330401-B 330401-C 330401-D 330401-E 330401-F

330501-D Aug 28-29

Location Friendship Park 150 Oklahoma Ave Hannah Park 6547 Clark State Rd

Community Garden Plots Located at Friendship Park 150 Oklahoma Ave. Opening Day: Saturday, May 1 Closing Day: Saturday, October 30, 2010 Gardens are available in two sizes: 4.5 foot x 4.5 foot plots Resident Discount Rate: $7 each Standard Rate: $12 20 foot x 20 foot plots Resident Discount Rate: $45 each Standard Rate: $55 each We encourage both new and experienced gardeners to try one or two of the smaller plots. The smaller plots offer the benefit of crops being fully accessible without stepping on the planting soil. This design keeps soil loftier and minimizes weeding as fewer unwanted seeds are tracked into your garden. Gardeners returning from the 2009 season can reserve the same plot(s) they had in 2009 by submitting application and payment in full by February 26, 2010 at 5pm. Open registration will begin on Monday, March 1. We will accept applications until all plots have been reserved.

Creekside Paddle Boat Hours Open Memorial Day to Labor Day

Tuesday-Friday 4-8pm Saturday 12-8pm Sunday 12-6pm *Schedule is weather dependent. Special hours possible during Creekside events.

Creekside Park, 123 Mill St Saturdays 10am Resident Discount Rate: FREE Standard Rate: $5/person Date May 8 June 12 July 10 Aug 14 Sept 11

Activity Fish ID Knot Tying Casting Gyotaku Habitat

Add $10 to your registration fee if registering within 5 Business days of the start of class.

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Camp Friendship Let us host your Explore and Discover! child’s next party! Ages: Location:

5-12 Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave Hannah Park, 6547 Clark State Rd 9am–3pm (Pre-Care 7-9am; After-Care 3-6pm)

Hours:

Let the Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation throw your child’s next party! Parents can relax and enjoy their child’s birthday while we take care of planning, set-up, clean-up, and any last minute details.

Each party package includes: • • • • •

Fun for up to 12 children (more children may be added for an additional cost); A Birthday Party Coordinator who takes care of planning, setup, cleanup and last minute details; A birthday cake and juice; Paper products, and decorations; 60 minutes of fun and 30 minutes for cake, juice and opening presents.

To schedule a party, contact Crickett Anderson, Birthday Party Coordinator at 342-4250. Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Standard Party Resident Discount Rate: $150, Standard Rate: $170 Standard Birthday Party (Ages 3-12) This package includes basic party games followed by cake, juice and opening of presents. Ask how this package can accommodate your child’s interest. Specialty Parties Tumblin’ 4 Kids Birthday Party (Ages 3-12) Resident Discout Rate: $180, Standard Rate: $210

Early Bird Rates: (3/6/10-5/1/10)

Resident Discount Rate: $140/week Standard Rate-$160/week

Regular Rate:

Resident Discount Rate: $180/week Standard Rate: $200/week

NOTE: Camp registrations will not be accepted within 5 business days of the start of each week of camp. Camp Date June 21-25 June 28-July2 July 6-9 * July 12-16 July 19-23 July 26-30 August 2-6 August 9-13 August 16-20 * no camp July 3

Weekly Theme Discover Adventure Explore the Sky Discover Outdoor Cooking Explore the Natural World Discover Wildlife Explore the Past Discover the Waves Explore Hidden Talents Celebrate the Summer

Field Trip Sports Ohio National Air Force Museum Young Chef’s Academy Blendon Woods MetroPark Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Ohio Historical Center Orange Twp. Aquatics Cols. Children’s Theater Gahanna Lanes

Important Information

The cost of each week of camp includes: Pre-Care and After-Care, all programming including pool day and field trips, and two healthy snacks per day. Lunch is NOT provided. A non-refrigerated lunch and water bottle needs to be sent with each camper every day. One t-shirt will be provided to each camper enrolled in camp; extra shirts may be purchased for an additional charge. Campers must be 5 years old by the first day of the camp they are enrolled in, and may attend camp until their 13th birthday. Campers MUST be 100% potty trained to attend camp; campers who experience accidents will be removed from camp and no refund will be issued.

Parties with a flip, jump, and roll! Shellie Edington, the instructor for Tumblin’ 4 Kids programs, and Crickett Anderson, our Birthday Party Coordinator, have joined together to create a tumbling party that is filled with rolling fun. Guest should come dressed to roll! Fear Factor Party (Ages 7-12) Resident Discount Rate: $180, Standard Rate: $210 Fear is not a factor! This is a party that will keep you guessing. Please Don’t wear your best, this is a messy party!

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Artistically inclined? Soccer-mad? Not ready for all day camp?

Try one of our Specialty Camps! Playground Adventure

Young Artists Camp

Location: Chapelfield Elementary School 280 Chapelfield Dr. Ages: 4-7 Days: Tuesdays Time: 9-11am

Location: Hannah Park Shelter House 6547 Clark State Rd. Ages: 7-12

Fees are per child, unless indicated otherwise.

Class Date 340701-A Jun 14-18 340701-B Jun 14-18

Let your child experience guided summer fun at Playground Adventure! CPR and First Aid certified staff will provide games and crafts related to the weekly theme. Registration is required.

Class 301001-A 301001-B 300101-C 301001-D 301001-E

Date June 15 June 22 June 29 July 6 July 13*

301001-F July 20 301001-G July 27

Theme Bug-Out Mosiac Art Music Unbirthday Columbus Zoo at Park Krafty Kids ScAventure Hunt

Does your young artist need something beyond drawing and painting? This camp is packed with fun projects that provide hands-on experience. Different materials and mediums are used daily for a real artisan feel. All supplies are provided!

Time RDR/SR 9am-12 noon $155/$175 1-4pm $155/$175

RDR/SR $5/$10 $5/$10 $5/$10 $5/$10 $15/$20 per family $5/$10 $5/$10

Jump Bunch Camp – Fun in the Sun! JumpBunch summer sports and fitness camp introduces children to a wide range of sports and fitness activities in a fun, positive manner. Curriculum and staff encourage healthy habits, sports skill development and confidence. Participants should dress to be active and bring a water bottle and snack. Location: Academy Park 1201 Cherrybottom Rd Ages: 3-5 Dates: July 26-30

*Columbus Zoo a the Park Day is a special Playground Adventure Day for the whole family! Animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be on hand during their 2 hour presentation.Adults may/are to stay for this class.

Class 341201

Date July 26-30

Time RDR/SR 9am-12 noon $100/$120

Challenger Soccer Camp

The #1 soccer camp in North America returns to Gahanna! British staff will teach new skills and introduce cultural traditions while coaching character development based on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. Interested in being a host family? You will provide a memorable learning experience for your children AND receive an $80 rebate towards the cost of camp! Contact the Department of Parks & Recreation for more information. Location: Headley Park 1031 Challis Springs Drive Dates: July 12 – July 16 Late Fee: Registrations on or after July 2, 2010 incur a $10 late fee Class 341001-F 341001-A 341001-B 341001-C 341001-D 341001-G 341001-E

Age 3 4-5 4-5 6-11 12-16 12-16 12-16

Title First Kicks Mini Soccer Mini Soccer Half Day Half Day Half Day Full Day

Time 9-10am 9-10:30am 10:40am-12:10pm 9am-12pm 9am-12pm 1-4pm 9am-4pm*

RDR/SR $83/$103 $109/$129 $109/$129 $137/$157 $137/$157 $137/$157 $201/$221

*Full Day with 1 hour lunch break – please bring a sack lunch! Add $10 to your registration fee if registering within 5 Business days of the start of class.

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Skyhawks Sports Camps

Skyhawks Sports deliver quality programs that develop skills, refine talents and prepare young athletes for future endeavors and competitions. Designed for beginner to intermediate players, each camp teachs the fundamentals in an appropriately competitive environment. Each camp includes quality instruction, t-shirt and merit award. Participants must visit www.skyhawks.com to order their free t-shirt.

Location: Academy Park 1201 Cherrybottom Rd Ages: 6-12 Class # 340305

Time 9am-3pm

Date Jun 14-18

Flag Football

Location: Academy Park 1201 Cherrybottom Rd. Ages: 3-4

Location: Academy Park 1201 Cherrybottom Rd Ages: 6-12 RDR/SR $49/$59 $49/$59

Pre-K Golf Location: Academy Park 1201 Cherrybottom Rd Ages: 3-4 Class # Time Date 340301-A 12:30-1:30pm Jun 21-25 340301-B 12:30-1:30pm Jul 26-30

RDR/SR $49/$59 $49/$59

Mini-Hawk (Soccer, Baseball & Basketball) Location: Academy Park 1201 Cherrybottom Rd Ages: 4-7 Class # Time Date 340306-A 9am-12 noon Jun 14-18 340306-B 9am-12 noon Aug 2-6

RDR/SR $99/$119 $99/$119

RDR/SR $99/$119

RDR/SR $99/$119 $99/$119

Class # 341301

Time 6-7:15pm

Date RDR/SR Jun 22-Jul 27 $60/$70

T-Birds T-Ball

Location: Academy Park 1201 Cherrybottom Rd Ages: 6-12

Location: Academy Park 1201 Cherrybottom Rd. Ages: 3-4 Day: Thursdays, May 13-Jul 1

Class # 340308

Time Date 9am-12 noon Jul 12-16

RDR/SR $99/$119

Skyhawks Recreation (Soccer, Baseball, Basketball & Flag Football)

Time 9am-3pm

Date Jul 19-23

RDR/SR $115/$135

RDR/SR $75/$85 $75/$85

Location: Headley Park 1031 Challis Springs Drive Ages: 3-4 Day: Sundays, Jun 20-Aug 1 (no class Jul 4) Class # 341303

Basketball

Time Date 9am-12 noon Aug 16-20

Class # Time Date 341302-A 5:30-6:30pm May 13-Jul 1 6:30-7:30pm May 13-Jul 1 *times vary based on league format.

Hummingbirds Soccer

Location: Academy Park 1201 Cherrybottom Rd. Ages: 6-12

Class # 340312

Time 2-3pm

Date RDR/SR Jun 20-Aug 1 $60/$70

Summer Soccer RDR/SR $99/$119

Location: Headley Park 1031 Challis Springs Dr. Dates: Sundays, June 20-Aug 1 Class # Time 341304-A 3-4pm 341304-B 12:30-2pm

Girls Lacrosse

Ages 5-6 7-9

RDR/SR $60/$70 $60/$70

Additional equipment required -visit skyhawks.com for information. Contact Skyhawks to register.

Beginning Lacrosse Additional equipment required -visit skyhawks.com for information. Contact Skyhawks to register.

Location: Bevelhymer Park East 7997 Peter Hoover Rd. Ages: 9-14 Class # Time Date see above 9am-12 noon Aug 9-13

Location: Bevelhymer Park East 7997 Peter Hoover Rd. Ages: 6-10 Class # Time Date see above 9am-12 noon Aug 9-13

Time Date 9am-12 noon Jul 12-16

Location: Hannah Park 6547 Clark State Rd. Ages: 6-10 Date: Tuesdays, Jun 22-Jul 27

Location: Thompson Park 5600 Thompson Rd. Ages: 6-12

Location: Academy Park 1201 Cherrybottom Rd Ages: 5-9

New! Jump Start Sports offers creative sports programs that teach fundamentals, fair play and teamwork. Qualified instructors provide youth with a foundation for growth and nurture their love of sport in an environment that focuses on fun and learning rather than competition. All programs include t-shirt. More information is available at www.jumpstartsports.com.

Cheerleading

Class # 340320

Beginning Golf

Class # Time Date 340307-A 9am-12 noon Jun 21-25 340307-B 9am-12 noon Jul 26-30

Class # 340313

RDR/SR $115/$135

Jump Start Sports

Little Golden Lion Lacrosse

Tiny-Hawk (Soccer & Basketball)

Class # Time Date 340302-A 12:30-1:30pm Jun 14-18 340302-B 12:30-1:30pm Aug 2-6

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Multi-Sport (Baseball, Basketball & Soccer)

RDR/SR $99/$119

RDR/SR $99/$119

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Herb Center Programs for Kids

Sponsored by the Gahanna Herb Society The Ohio Herb Education Center brings the uses of herbs to life as children see, taste and touch a variety of herbs and enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to educate and entertain. Activities include using mortar and pestles, making potpourri and sampling herbal potato chips, herbal cookies and peppermint iced tea! These are FREE DROP IN programs for children ages 6-12, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Location: Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill St. Times: 10am-2pm Open House Stop by any time! Date Sat Jun 5 Sat Jul 3 Sat Aug 7

Topic An Herbal Experience Herbs and You Fun With Herbs

QuickStart Your Canoe

Learn the basics of paddling in this introductory two week course! American Canoe Association certified instructors will teach participants how to safely enjoy their time on the water. Come dressed in closed-toe shoes and be prepared to get wet. All equipment is provided. Ages: 10-14 Location: Woodside Green Park 213 Camrose Ct Class Days Time RDR/SR 330801 Thurs Aug 12 & 19 5:30-7:30pm $30/$40 (Raindate of August 26)

Youth Paddling Programs Cost Free Free Free

Do you have a youth group that would be interested in a paddling education program? The Department of Parks & Recreation has received an ODNR Division of Watercraft Boating Education Grant and is excited to begin offering paddling education programs for youth! Please contact the department at 342-4250 for more information.

Coyote Trails School of Nature – Primitive Living Skills

Join the knowledgeable Coyote Trails instructors as they teach primitive living skills that have been practiced by people throughout the world. Skills include personal shelter construction from landscape materials, fire making methods using no matches or lighters, silent movement, observing animals and birds, tracks and signs, and feeling the sense of belonging and fellowship with nature. Ages: 10-14 Days: Tuesdays Location: Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave Class 330901

Days May 4-Jun 1

Time 6-8m

RDR/SR $93/$113

Tumblin’ 4 Kids

Participants will learn proper stretching, tumbling an apparatus skills in a fun, encouraging environment.Visit www.tumblin4kids.com for information on instructors and weekly lesson plans. Day Mon

Dates Instructor July 12-August 16 Shellie Edington

Class 300101-A 300101-B 300102-A 300103-A 300104-A

Title/Age Time Tmb Tots 2-3 9:30-10am Tmb Tots 2-3 10-10:30am Tmb Tykes 3-4 10:30-11am Tmb Kids 5-6 11-11:30am Turbo 7-12 11:30-12pm

Day Wed

Dates July 7-August 11

Class 300101-C 300102-B 300103-B 300104-B

Title/Age Time Tmb Tots 2-3 6-6:30pm Tmb Tykes 3-4 6:30-7pm Tmb Kids 5-6 7-7:30pm Turbo 7-12 7:30-8pm

RDR/SR $40/$50 $40/$50 $40/$50 $40/$50 $40/$50

Instructor Michelle Meffley RDR/SR $40/$50 $40/$50 $40/$50 $40/$50

GuardStart

GuardStart is a program that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes and skills. The class is geared to youth planning to pursue lifeguard certification in the future or anyone wanting to learn basic life saving skills. Diverse lesson plans including prevention, fitness, response, leadership, and professionalism. Days: Dates:

Tues & Thurs June 22, 24 & 29 July 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 & 22 (Make up day July 27) Location: Hunters Ridge Pool 341 Harrow Blvd. Deadline: June 18 min 10/max 20 participants Class Dates 380401-A See above

Time 9am-2pm

Youth Council TEENS OF GAHANNA: Come join the Gahanna Youth Council! In the past year we have helped teach classes to parks and recreation professionals, hosted our most successful Creep, Crawl or Run 5K to date, and gained great insights from Gahanna Teens at the High School Health Fair – information we hope is used to make Gahanna a more teen-friendly community! If you are in grades 9-12 in any Gahanna school (or are a Gahanna resident), attend one of our meetings and check out all we have going on! We meet Wednesdays from 3pm-4:30pm at Gahanna City Hall during the school year; meeting schedule may change over the summer. We are in the middle of getting ready for TeenFest and our Creep, Crawl or Run 5K – so now is a great time to join the group! If you would like more information, contact us at youthcouncil@gahanna. gov (we meet weekly, so we will get back to you at our next meeting).

C.O.R.E – Creating Opportunities through Recreation Experiences This nine week progressive program is designed to foster youth development through recreation experiences. Participants will spend Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Camp Friendship creating, facilitating, and leading camp activities. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be spent at Hunters Ridge Pool learning the basic leadership skills associated with lifeguarding and applicable to everyday experiences. In addition to these components, participants will spend afternoons taking fieldtrips and performing service projects. Ages: 13-14 Location: Friendship Park 150 Oklahoma Ave. Days: Monday-Friday Class 370501

Dates Times RDR/SR Jun 21-Aug 20 9am-4pm $1,000/$1,020

C.O.R.E. Scholarships The Department of Parks & Recreation is proud to offer scholarships for C.O.R.E., funded by the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Foundation. Scholarships can help make C.O.R.E. more accessible by partially covering the cost for residents who qualify. Families are eligible if they participate in the free/ reduced school lunch program. For more information about scholarships, please call 3424250.

RDR/SR $120/145

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Cooking and more at the Ohio Herb Education Center May Naturopathic Medicine Series

Learn a new perspective on what causes common disease states. Each week we will focus on a different set of disease states including Metabolic Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Dr. Kim Kalfas ND of Gahanna Healing Arts will lead this series. Location:

Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill Street Enrollment: 20 Dates: Wednesdays in May May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th TIME: 6:30-8:30pm RDR/SR: $20/$25 per class Class #: 350112

Spring Wildflower Walk at Gahanna Woods

Join Nancy McGregor and members of the Gahanna Herb Society on a walk through one of Franklin County's premier wetlands looking for spring wildflowers, edible plants and herbs. Insect repellent is suggested. The walk is approximately 1.5 miles and should take about 1.5 hours. NOTE: Pets are not allowed in this area of the park. Location:

Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve Havens Corners Rd, Enrollment: 20 – No drop-ins. Must register. Date: Tuesday, May 11th Time: 6:30pm RDR/SR: Free Class #: 331001

Picnic in the Park

Join instructors Tom and Patti Miller for a relaxing evening at Friendship Park. With over 25 years of experience, our instructors share their secrets for a tasty and easy to prepare seasonal meal. Menu: Lemonade, Coconut shrimp with MangoChili Sauce, Grilled Chicken Breasts in Pita Pockets, Summer Corn Salad, Mexican Deviled Eggs, and Smores. Location:

Friendship Park 150 Oklahoma Ave. Enrollment: 15 Date: Tuesday, May 25th Time: 6:30-8:30pm RDR/SR: $30/$40 Class #: 350113

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June Celebrate Mediterranean Cuisine! Join Delicious By Design Catering Chef David Dovell for demonstrations, simple hands-on activities, and tastings celebrating the Mediterranean.

Menu: Skordalia Dip with pita crisps, Roasted Pepper-Chickpea & Rosemary Crostini, Smoked Salmon BLT on brioche round, Lamb Spiedini skewered with rosemary & Feta Dip, Lavender Honey Biscotti Location:

Creekside Conference & Event Center 700 Mill Street, 3rd Floor Enrollment: 40 Date: Tuesday, June 2th Time: 6:30-8:30pm RDR/SR: $40/$50 Class #: 350114

The Grouping of Food Series

Focus each week will be on a different food identity or grouping. Participants will learn about Ayurvedic food groups, related foods in terms of food intolerance, vitamin content of foods, and processed versus whole foods. Dr. Kim Kalfas ND of Gahanna Healing Arts will lead this series. Location:

Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill Street Enrollment: 20 Date: Wednesdays in June/July June 16th, 23rd, 30th & July7th Time: 6:30-8:30pm RDR/SR: $20/$25 per class Class #: 350115

Ohio’s Native Fruit – The Pawpaw

Joseph Petrie, Executive Vice President of Field Operation of Nebula Vineyard in Danville, Ohio will share information about the pawpaw, an excellent indigenous food source. It exceeds apple, peach, and grape in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and food energy value. Once an important staple for the first Americans, early explorers and settlers, it is now making a comeback. Join the Gahanna Herb Society as we grow in our knowledge of Ohio and its native plants. Location:

Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill Street Enrollment: 10 (non-member limit) Date: Tuesday, June 8th TIME: 6:30-7:30pm RDR/SR: Free - Registration required. Class #: 350116

Gourmet Farm Girl – Class 1 Down on the Farm Breakfast

Get ready for Father’s Day. Learn to make a good old fashion country breakfast with an herbal flair! Menu: Cheesy Chive Scrambled Eggs, Fresh Ohio Strawberry & Blue Berry Pancakes, Herb & Garlic Sausage Patties, Plum Parfaits w/Fresh Sweet Whipped Cream & Biscuits with Herbal Honey, Herbal Tea Location:

Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill Street Enrollment: 10 Date: Saturday, June 19th Time: 10am RDR/SR: $20/$25 Class #: 350117

July Gahanna Herb Society Field Trip

Well known local author, speaker and herb enthusiast, Debra Knapke, the Garden Sage, is opening her garden for a private tour. She’ll be available to greet us and sign books. Her 2/3 acre eclectic garden consists of 26 different garden areas including shade gardens, sun gardens, herb areas and more. There are troughs, container vignettes, a greenhouse and one garden in the process of “cooking”.Visit www.debrathegardensage.com for more information on her gardens & her books. Location:

Depart from the Ohio Herb Education Center, 110 Mill St. at 6pm. Enrollment: 10 (non-member limit) Date: Tuesday, July 13th Time: 6:00-8:30pm RDR/SR: $15/$20 Transportation provided. Class #: 350118

Gourmet Farm Girl- Class 2 Noon Dinner

Growing up, the noon meal was considered “Dinner”, the biggest meal of the day. The men were out working early after breakfast and were quite hungry by noon. Menu: Fresh veggie appetizers w/homemade dill and ranch dips, Country Fried Chicken and BBQ Drummies, Dilled Garden Cucumbers, Sweet Creamy Potato Salad, Strawberry Pie with dairy fresh whipped cream, fresh squeezed lemonade. Location:

Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill Street Enrollment: 10 Date: Saturday, July 17th Time: 10:30am RDR/NR: $25/$35 Class #: 350119

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Whole Food Kitchen with Herb Garden Ingredient Hunt

Dr. Kim Kalfas ND of Gahanna Healing Arts will lead this class. You will learn the basics of whole foods philosophy and how it affects your health. We will make a balanced whole foods meal that is colorful, tasteful, and delightful. Learn techniques for sacred eating, and what it means to really get the most out of your food. Menu: herbed Lettuce wraps stuffed with wild rice and legumes salad, vegan strawberry mint cups and icered herbal tea. Location:

Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill St. Enrollement: 10 Date: Wednesday, July 21th Time: 6:30-8:30pm RDR/SR: $30/$40 Class #: 350120

August Landscaping with Native Plants

Luke Messinger, Executive Director of Dawes Arboretum and member of the Parks & Recreation Board is the guest speaker for the Gahanna Herb Society’s August meeting. His presentation includes landscaping with Ohio native plants. Learn how to select the best native plants for your particular landscape with practical advice for the everyday homeowner. (This class includes a walking tour of Big Walnut Creek bank restoration along Creekside.)

Décor & You! Join Interior Decorator, Carman Hafer, of Décor & You for fun design tips for your home.

Location:

Herb Center & Creekside Park 110 Mill St. Enrollment: 10 (non-member limit) Date: Tuesday, Aug 10th Time: 6:30-7:30pm RDR/SR: Free but must register Class #: 350121

Spanish Tapas with a New American Twist!

Join Delicious By Design Catering Chef David Dovell for demonstrations, simple hands-on activities, and tastings celebrating Spanish tapas with a new American Twist! Menu: Blood Orange Mango Mojito, Mushroom Tapenade Fritters, Albondigas (Chorizo meatballs), Sautéed Baby Spinach with Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins, Seared Pork Tenderloin with Sherry vinegar pan sauce & Apple relish.

The information provided by the Ohio Herb Education Center is primarily for reference and education. It is not intended to be a substitute for

Location:

Creekside Conference & Event Center 700 Mill Street, 3rd Floor Enrollment: 40 Date: Thursday, Aug 12th Time: 6:30-8:30pm RDR/SR: $40/$50 Class #: 350122

the advice of your personal physician. The Center does not advocate self-diagnosis or self medication; nor does the Ohio Herb Education Center endorse alternative medicine in lieu of traditional medicine; it urges anyone with continuing symptoms, however minor, to seek medical advice. Please be aware that any plant substance, whether used as food or medicine, externally or internally may cause an allergic reaction. Consult your primary care physician before making changes to your lifestyle.

Gourmet Farm Girl - Class 3 Saturday Supper

Supper was the evening meal after chores and was lighter. The food was homemade goodness and fresh from the garden or off the pantry shelf - a wonderful way to spend an evening at the Herb Center. Menu: Pickled Shrimp appetizers, fresh Spinach and Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Saute’ Rosemary, Sugar Peas and Summer Squash with Rice Pilaf, Garden Salad with homemade herbal dressing, Ice-Box Cake & Peppermint Iced Tea. Location:

Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill Street Enrollment: 10 Date: Saturday, Aug 14th Time: 4pm RDR/SR: $30/$40 Class #: 350123

Dressing Your Windows, The Ultimate Home Accessory Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill Street Free, but registration is required! Class Date Time 311401-D Wed, May 19 7-8pm

RDR/SR FREE

The windows in your room are the perfect opportunity to accessorize by bringing softness, color, and personality into your space. To help you envision your final look, participants are encouraged to send high quality photos of your window by email to chafer@decorandyou.com. Carman will use your photos as part of this workshop to show window designs and fabrics using special software.

Ask the Decorator Ohio Herb Education Center 110 Mill Street Free. but registration is required! Class Date Time 311401B Wed, June 23 7-8pm

RDR/SR FREE

Do you have a question about making your house a home? Join Carman Hafer, of Décor & You, for fun design tips for your home. This interactive Home Decorating seminar will give you tips on how you can make a small change in your home décor to create a big impact on the look and feel of your personal surroundings.

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The Gahanna Get Moving Team The Gahanna Get Moving Team is still strutting their stuff! Join the group as they continue to walk their way to a healthier life style. The group is currently meeting at Creekside Park on Saturday mornings at 7:30am. For more information, call 342.4250 and we will get in touch with our coach, Liz Plott. Class 760000

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RDR/SR $20/$25

Zumba

ZUMBA is a dance/exercise class that combines high energy and motivation Latin music! Partners and experience aren’t necessary! ZUMBA is based on interval training combining fast and slow rhythms to burn fat and tone and sculpt the body. It is a low-impact aerobic activity with easy to learn steps, and is easy on the joints. This class is twice per week. Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course 220 Olde Ridenour Road Days: Thursday and Sunday Session 1: May 13 – June 17 Session 2: July 29 – September 2 Class Day 311501-A Session 1 311501-B Session 2

Time RDR/SR 7:00-8:00pm $112/$122 7:00-8:00pm $112/$122

Hatha Yoga

Explore the benefits of ASANA (yoga postures) to gently stretch and strengthen the body. Breathing techniques quietly relax the mind and emotions and develop a deep level of consciousness.You will become more aware of patterns that facilitate a healthy spine and a more relaxes and easeful body, mind and spirit. Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course 220 Olde Ridenour Road Day: Tuesday

Gahanna Scrapbook Crop Saturday, September 18th 9am-9pm Gahanna Senior Center 480 Rocky Fork Blvd Class #: 411201-A Registration is required! $10 Resident/$15 Non-Resident (Register by Sept. 10th to avoid a late fee)

Session 1: June 8 - July 27 (No Class on July 6) Session 2: August 17 - October 5 (No class on Sept. 7) BEGINNER HATHA ABC’S Class Day Time RDR/SR 310102A Session 1 5:45-6:50pm $75/$85 310102B Session 2 5:45-6:50pm $75/$85 EXPERIENCED HATHA ABC’S Class Day Time 310102C Session 1 7:-8:10pm 310102D Session 2 7-8:10pm

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RDR/SR $75/$85 $75/$85

Hatha Flow Yoga

This class of moving yoga poses will leave you refreshed and energized! Based on the Sun Salutation and its variations, the class will warm your body and clear the mind! Suitable for experienced practitioners.

Calling all scrapbook enthusiasts! Grab a friend and join us at Gahanna Senior Center for a fun filled day of scrapbooking. Please bring all your scrapping supplies with you. Plan to stay all day or just a couple of hours. There will be door prizes throughout the day and scrapbook/stamping vendors if you need supplies. The cost includes lunch and drinks. This activity is for those ages 16 and over. *Holly Shearer, Licensed Massage Therapist will be offering $1 a minute massages to help work out those cropping kinks. Space is limited so register soon. No walk in registration. Call 614.342.4250 to register

Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course 220 Olde Ridenour Road Day: Wednesday Session 1: June 9 - July 28 (No class on July 7) Session 2: August 18 - Oct. 6 (No class on Sept. 8) Class Day 310104A Session 1 310104B Session 2

Time RDR/SR 9:30-10:40am $75/$85 9:30-10:40am $75/$85

Gentle Hatha Yoga

Experience how Hatha yoga brings strength and flexibility to the spine and muscles, relaxes the mind and calms your being. Poses, breathing and relaxation techniques enable establishment of a life-long home practice, enhancing holistic health – mind, body, and spirit! This class is meant for everyone. Location: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course 220 Olde Ridenour Road Day: Wednesday Session 1: June 9 - July 28 (No class on July 7) Session 2: August 18 - Oct. 6 (No class on Sept. 8) Class Day 310101A Session 1 310101B Session 2

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Time RDR/SR 9:45-10:50am $75/$85 9:45-10:50am $75/$85

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General Information Please register for all Senior Programs in person at the Senior Center.

Gahanna Senior Center 480 Rocky Fork Blvd. 614-342-4265

The Gahanna Senior Center, located at 480 Rocky Fork Boulevard, is a multipurpose facility open to all senior adults ages 55 and over. The Center offers a wide variety of programs and services in such areas as recreation, education, health and human services, physical fitness, community programs and many volunteer opportunities. The Center’s annual membership fee is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. The primary goal of the Gahanna Senior Center is to provide programs and services to senior adults to help them remain active, independent, and contributing citizens within the community. For further information on programs and services, you may contact the Gahanna Senior Center at 342-4265 or stop by Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm. Program & Trip Reservation Policy No Reservations will be taken until Monday, May 3rd! •

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Gahanna residents who are Senior Center members have the opportunity to register for programs before nonresident members. All trips and programs are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations MUST be made at the Senior Center - no phone reservations accepted. All checks are made out to the City of Gahanna unless otherwise noted. If you are paying in cash, please bring the EXACT amount. A reservation is a firm agreement. Refunds may be made ONLY if your vacancy is filled. If you cancel your reservations, call as soon as possible.You may NOT fill the reservation yourself. Cancelled reservations are filled from a waiting list. You must sign up for you and/or your spouse.

Member Activities A wide variety of activities are offered to members of the Senior Center on a regular basis for free or for a nominal fee. Get active, meet new friends or start a new hobby! Call the Senior Center at 342-4265 for program times, costs and registration information. Programs offered from April to August, 2010 include: Aerobics Art Classes Balance and Stretch Exercise Class Bead Jewelry Class Bingo Blackjack Book Review Group Bridge Ceramics Craft/Sewing Projects Creative Cards Corn Hole Duplicate Bridge Learn more Euchre Golf League about local Kitchen Band senior services Line Dance Lite Lunch & programs at Pinochle the Senior Expo Poker Quilting Guild See page 25 for Roaring Lions Lunch details! Tai Chi Table Tennis Tap Dance Class Tennis Yoga Wii Games

Member Services Members of the Senior Center are eligible to a variety of services for free or at reduced cost. Below are services provided from April to August, 2010. Contact the Senior Center at 342-4265 for details on any of these services. COTA Mainstream Dietician – general nutrition and hydration discussions Health Checks Hearing Aid Check and Clean Agency Information and Referral Services Lifecare Meals Options for Elders – Franklin County Services Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.) OSHIIP Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program Grief Support Group

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Lunch Bunch May 19 Bel-Largo Waterfront Bistro June 16 Mia Cucina Restaurant New Albany July 21 Der Dutchman Chicken and Beef Family Style $15.50 Plain City August 18 Pizza Cottage Pickerington

LUNCH AND LEARN June 10 - The Do’s & Don’ts of Medicare 11:15-12:30pm July 8 - Be Your Own Chef 11:15-12:30pm August 12 - Exercise at Home 11:15-12:30pm Program and lunch will begin at 11:15 on the above dates. This program is sponsored by Traditions at Stygler Road. Must register. Limited space, no charge.

GAHANNA GARNET GEMS Red Hat Society Check the registration book at the center for all details on the activities for the summer. Wear your RED HAT and PURPLE DRESS and join in the fun!

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Summer Programs Free

Glaucoma/Cataract Screening Friday, May 14 1pm The Columbus Ophthalmology Association, Inc. is offering free eye screening from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please call for an appointment. Senior Citizens Day Celebration Wednesday May 12 1pm Join us for live musical entertainment. Enjoy Creative Art Work, Ceramics and Calligraphy on display by our talented seniors. Refreshments provided by Traditions at Stygler Road. There will be an annual membership meeting and election of officers. Please register. Gem and Jewelry Show Friday, May 7 11am Transportation will be provided to the International Jewelry show at Veterans Memorial. Admission is about $6 and transportation cost is $2. A stop will be made at The Spaghetti Warehouse for dinner. Return time about 6pm. This is a great opportunity to purchase beads if you make your own jewelry. Traditions--- Behind the Scenes Thursday, May 20 12 noon Meet with Traditions at Stygler Rd. Therapist!! Come have questions and answers with our licensed therapist, view our state of the art therapy gym and private rehabilitation suites. Lunch and transportation provided. Please register by May 16th! Euchre Roundup Wednesday, June 9 1pm Enjoy an afternoon of ten rounds of Euchre play. Cost $1.00—all money returned in prizes. Rules for play will be reviewed at roundup. Participants must have a partner. Please register.

Columbus Clippers Ball Game Tuesday, June 15 11am Reserved seats at the new Huntington Park with a special appearance of “Jake the Diamond Dog”. Ticket cost $7. Transportation $2. Reservations are necessary and limited. Volunteer Appreciation Program Wednesday July 7 1pm Attention all Senior Center volunteers! Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and lunch held at Kensington Place. Transportation is provided. Must register. Summer Cook Out Friday July 23 12 noon Brats, chips and drinks—join the fun as we celebrate the Summer Season. Sponsored by Allen Meyer, Investment Representative with Edward Jones. No need to register. Bridge Party Wednesday, August 4 12:30pm Enjoy an afternoon of euchre, refreshments and prizes to be held at Kensington Place. Must register. Limited transportation will be provided. Riverwalk Picnic Wednesday August 11 12 noon Join us at Creekside Park ”Riverwalk” in downtown Gahanna for a picnic lunch sponsored by Wm Eric Bishoff, Investments. Enjoy a walk around the creek with friends. Bring a lawn chair. Sandwich Tuesday Second Tuesday of each month 11:30am-12:30pm Cost: $1 Enjoy a sandwich and side with your Senior Center friends. Hurry in-first come first served.

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Summer & Fall 2010 Travel Showcase 2009-2010 Travel Forcast Presentation June 2, 2010 - 1PM Gahanna Senior Center, 480 Rocky Fork Blvd. Registration required - call 342-4265.

Kelleys Island July 14, 2010 Cost: $84 Motor coach to Sandusky, Ohio and Jet Express to Kelleys Island. Lunch at the Casino Restaurant, tram ride and time for exploring. All taxes and gratuities included. Washington D C October 10-14, 2010 $1674 Motor Coach transportation, 4 nights’ accommodations in Washington DC, city tour, National Cathedral visit, cruise on Potomac, Smithsonian Museums, Arlington Cemetery, Ford Theatre Performance, United 93 Memorial site. Breakfasts daily and four dinners, taxes, gratuities and insurance included. Brews, Brooms, Tunes in Waynesville, Ohio October 21, 2010 Cost $86 Transportation, and lunch at Der Dutchman with cabaret show included. A tour, pumpkins and hayride at an apple orchard. Fun and excitement for all. Scandinavia and Russia September 2-12, 2010 From $3193 Roundtrip airfair to Copenhagen, one night pre one night post cruise hotel stay in Copenhagen. 7 night cruise on the Royal Caribbean, Vision of the Sea including Denmark, Tallinn Estonia, St Petersburg Russia, and Helsinki Finland. Taxes, gratuities and trip insurance included.

Christmas Lights December 9, 2010 Cost $69 Transportation, dinner at Young’s Dairy, Brandeberry Winery for tasting and tour, Clifton Mills Christmas Light display. All taxes and gratuities included. San Antonio Christmas on the Riverwalk December 1-4, 2010 Cost: $1,399 Roundtrip air to San Antonio, Texas, three nights accommodation along the Riverwalk, visit San Jose Mission, Mexican Marketplace, The Alamo, LBJ Library, and a tram ride through the LBJ Ranch, San Fernando Cathedral, SAS shoe factory, Japanese Tea Garden and a visit to a local ranch with dinner and entertainment. Three breakfasts and two dinners, taxes, gratuities and insurance included. Oasis of the Sea January 28- February 5, 2011 From $1995 Roundtrip air and one night accommodations in Ft. Lauderdale. Dinner and breakfast in Ft. Lauderdale. Seven nights aboard Royal Caribbean’s brand new ship “Oasis of the Sea” Cruising to St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Nassau. All taxes, gratuities and insurance included. Spectacular Canadian Rockies May 2011 Cost $3,995 Round-trip air, seven nights in deluxe hotels, overnight aboard “The Canadian Train” seven breakfasts, five dinners. Medical/Baggage/Health Insurance and gratuities. Check at Center for details.

Bermuda Cruise from Baltimore September 30-October 6, 2011 Cost from $1399 Motorcoach to Baltimore, Maryland one night at Inn Harbor Baltimore, five night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Enchantment of the Seas”. All gratuities,travel/health/baggage and cancellation insurance included.

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Senior Information Expo Wednesday, September 22nd Creekside Park & Plaza 23 Mill St. Join the Gahanna Senior Center as they host the 2nd annual information event to provide seniors with vital information on programs, services and healthy lifestyle initiatives. This OPRA-award winning event is sure to have something for everyone ages 55 and over. Call 342-4265 for more information.

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6 Easy Ways to Register! 1 Online 2 Phone

Register for selected classes and programs on-line! Submit an On-line Registration Form, get your user name and password, and get started! To receive an On-line Registration Form, visit www.gahanna.gov or call Parks & Recreation at 342-4250.

Registrations are accepted at the Gahanna City Hall Parks & Recreation Office, 200 S. Hamilton Rd., Monday-Friday, 8am5pm.

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Complete and sign the registration form. Enclose fee payment (check or credit card number). Check must be made payable to City of Gahanna. Mail to Gahanna Parks & Recreation, 200 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna, OH 43230.

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Complete and sign the registration form. Enclose fee payment (check or credit card number). Checks must be made payable to City of Gahanna. Drop the registration in the drop box located to the left of the front doors of the Municipal Building, 200 S. Hamilton Road. For credit card payments only. Complete and sign the registration form with the credit card number. Fax to 3424351 or 342-4100, attention Parks & Recreation. These policies and forms apply to Parks & Recreation and Ohio Herb Education Center programs only (not Senior Center programs).

Contact Gahanna Parks & Recreation Phone: (614) 342-4250 Fax: (614) 342-4351 Address: 200 S. Hamilton Road Gahanna, OH 43230 Email: parksandrec@gahanna.gov Website: www.gahanna.gov/departments/parks

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If the Gahanna-Jefferson Schools close due to inclement weather, all Gahanna Parks & Recreation Programs will be cancelled and rescheduled at a later date. The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation requires participants registering for age or grade-specific programs to be the minimum age or grade listed by the first day of the program. The Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation will regularly photograph the classes and their participants. The photographs may be used in publications and on the web site. If you wish not to be photographed, please indicate so on the registration form.

Registration Policies Call our office at 342-4250 to register for classes over the phone. Please have your registration form completed to expedite the registration process.

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Fee Structure The City of Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation is funded primarily through income taxes paid to the City of Gahanna. For this reason, any person residing in the City of Gahanna, or who is an employee of a business located within the City of Gahanna (which also includes a spouse and/or child of such employee), will pay the resident discount rate when registering for a program or when reserving a Park and/or Golf Course facility. All others will be required to pay the standard rate otherwise noted. Please note that even if you have a Gahanna mailing address and/or live within the Gahanna-Jefferson School District, you MAY NOT be a qualifying resident of the City of Gahanna. In order receive the resident discount rate, a person must live within the Gahanna City limits and may be required to verify proof of residency by showing a current City of Gahanna water bill, along with any valid photo identification. A full-time employee (spouse or child) of a business located within the City of Gahanna must provide proof of employment on company letterhead (with Gahanna address) signed by the personnel director or president of the company. Presentation of a valid photo identification of the employee is also required . Fees must be paid at the time of registration. Only receipt of payment reserves enrollment. All programs have limited enrollment. “LAST MINUTE” REGISTRATION FEE : If registering for a class within five (5) business days of the start of class, an additional $10 fee will be added above the resident discount rate/standard rate cost of the class, unless otherwise noted in the description.

Cancellation, Refund and Credit Policies CANCELLATIONS: We will contact you if a class has been cancelled or filled to maximum capacity prior to processing your registration. If you do not hear from us, please attend the first class. REFUNDS and CREDITS: Refunds are only issued in instances when a class/program has been cancelled by the Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation. Credits issued may only be applied to a future registration of the same membership, facility rental, program or class for which they were originally purchased. For example, a facility rental credit may ONLY be used for a future facility rental, a swim class credit may ONLY be used for a future swim class, etc. Credits expire one year from the date issued. Absolutely no refunds will be issued for customer requested cancellations, classes and programs.

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Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation Refund & Credit Policy FACILITY RENTAL Customers who cancel a reservation more than 30 days from the registered date will receive a refund, less a $10 administrative fee. If the cancellation is 14–29 days from the registered date there will be a 50% refund; any cancellation less than 13 days, there is no refund. Any reservation that is changed or rescheduled is subject to a $10 administrative fee. PROGRAMS Refunds are only issued in instances when a class has been cancelled by the Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation. There will be no refund or credit issued if a customer requested cancellation drops the class below the stated minimum. No refunds will be issued for customer requested cancellations; this includes missing any portion of a class due to vacation, schedule conflict, or any non-emergency situation. Refunds or credits for hardship situations can be requested by letter to the Director accompanied by proof. Hardship situations are defined as a job transfer of 25 miles or more away or serious medical condition. Customer requested cancellations are subject to department credits. Credits expire one year from the date issued. All customer requested cancellations and changes are subject to a $10 administrative fee. This includes transferring from one program or session to another. Camp Friendship policies are listed below. Customers using a household balance to register for a program will forfeit their credit if they choose to un-enroll in the program. Credits can only be used in the same manner in which they were issued. For example - if you recieve a credit for a pool membership you must use it for a future pool membership, program for a program, lesson for a lesson. The Department of Parks & Recreation reserves the right to change instructors and/or locations. Refunds or credits will not be issued under these circumstances. Camp Friendship - NO CREDITS, REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER June 1, 2010. Customer requested cancellations or transfers before June 1st are subject to department credits. Credits expire one year from the date issued. All customer requested cancellations and changes are subject to a $25 administrative fee. This includes transferring from one week of camp to another. Customers using a household balance to register for a program will forfeit their credit if they choose to un-enroll in the program. No credits or transfers will be issued for customer requested cancellations after June 1st; this includes missing any portion of camp due to vacation, schedule conflict, or any non-emergency situation. Refunds or credits for hardship situations can be requested by letter to the Director accompanied by proof. Hardship situations are defined as a job transfer of 25 miles or more away or serious medical condition. Credits issued may only be applied to a future registration of the same membership, facility rental, program or class for which they were originally purchased. For example, a facility rental credit may ONLY be used for a future facility rental, a swim class credit may ONLY be used for a future swim class, etc. Credits expire one year from the date issued. Gahanna does not offer customer-requested refunds for any programs, including Camp Friendship. Please see above for further clarification. LAST MINUTE REGISTRATION FEE Participants wishing to register for any class within five business days of the start of the class will be required to pay AN ADDITIONAL $10.00 above the resident/non-resident cost of the class. The “last minute” deadline is at the bottom of programming pages. Please register at least five business days before your class is scheduled to take advantage of the discounted class fee. Customer Initials

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The Gateway Summer, 2010  

Parks & Recreation Program Guide for Summer 2010

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