INFORMATION FOR LIVING THE GOOD LIFE IN GERMANTOWN
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Bobby Lanier Farm Park
Germantown Athletic Club
Germantown Community Library
SP ECIAL EVENTS | MAY - AUGUST
SMALL FRY TRI S P ECI AL EV E N TS
Fun in the Sun
The City of Germantown presents many special events throughout the year. Events are FREE unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7382 or email@example.com. In the event of inclement weather, call 751-5669 for details on event status.
Tuesdays, June 3, 10 and 17, 5 p.m. June 3 Handprint fish June 10 Sun mobile June 17 Ladybug sun visor Ages: 2 to 6 years Location: Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, Exeter Road Get creative then enjoy the Groovin’ and Grillin’ concert. Advance reservations are required. Contact Michelle McDonnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-7382. Rain date is June 24.
Child Car Seat Check
Groovin’ and Grillin’ Concert Series
Saturday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. to noon Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road Safety experts will help determine if child car seats are correctly installed and demonstrate correct installation. Bring the vehicle, car seat and the child who uses it. For more information, call 751-7650. No rain date.
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. to noon Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road Touch, climb, explore and take pictures alongside various vehicles and unique equipment. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, contact library staff at 7577323 or email@example.com. No rain date.
Tuesdays, June 3, 10 and 17, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, Exeter Road Fee: free concert, $3 hot dog combo, $5 hamburger combo June 3 Soul Shockers – R&B party band June 10 Ghost Town Blues Band - Blues June 17 Jamie Baker & the VIPs- classic soul, disco and pop/rock Kickback, relax and enjoy local music under the stars. Bring a chair or blanket. Enjoy a tasty grilled hot dog or juicy hamburger with all the trimmings beginning at 6 p.m. Music begins at 7 p.m. The rain date is June 24.
Germantown Charity Horse Show Tuesday to Saturday, June 3 to 7 For details, visit gchs.org or call 754-0009.
SPECIAL EVENTS | MAY - AUGUST Equestrian Days at the Farm Park
June 4 to June 7, 9 to 11 a.m. Visit the Farm Park during Germantown Charity Horse Show week for demonstrations on a wide variety of equestrian sports topics. Watch show horses practice and train. Stop by the stable to view the equestrian history exhibit sponsored by the Germantown Museum Committee. Little visitors will be able to check out a stick horse to ride the trails.
Farm Park Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, June 5 to August 29, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Great meals begin here! The Farm Park Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market offering a wide variety of high quality local foods, produce, meats, art and crafts. Special programming, educational workshops and activities - including chef demonstrations, live music, performances and more - are woven into the market experience. Farm Park entry is next to the Cloyes Soccer Fields on Cross Country Drive. Overflow parking is available at Germantown Elementary School. Shuttles are available for those needing assistance.
TWRA Mid-South Junior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, June 7, 9 to 11 a.m. Ages: 6 to 12 years Location: Johnson Road Park, 2970 Johnson Road Come early to claim a spot around the lake. One fishing pole per participant is allowed. Parents can assist in baiting or taking the fish off the hook. Prizes are awarded in each age group. No rain date. The rodeo is co-sponsored by MLGW.
Youth Fishing Clinic
Thursday, July 10, 10 a.m. to noon Ages: 8 to 12 years Fee: $10, pre-registration is required Location: TBD This clinic will engage young people in fishing under the supervision of recreation staff and Park Rangers. Clinic topics include safety and regulation, baits and lures, fishing equipment and care, casting, finding fish and conservation. For more information, contact Craig Melton at cmelton@germantown-tn. gov or 757-7389.
Sixth Annual Small Fry Triathlon
Saturday, September 13 2 to 3 years, 10 a.m. 4 to 6 years, 10:30 a.m. Fee: $5, includes a race T-shirt Location: Farmington Park, 2029 Cordes Preschoolers run, bike and swim (run through fire truck spray) to the finish line, where everyone receives a medal. Bring a bicycle or tricycle. A size-appropriate helmet is required. Register May 1 to August 22 online at Germantown-tn.gov/registration or weekdays at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. No race day registration. The event is sponsored by Campbell Clinic. The rain date is September 20.
Lions Club Fishing Rodeo
Friday, July 4, 9 to 11 a.m. Ages: 4 to 15 years Fee: donations gratefully accepted Location: Municipal Park Lake, 1900 South Germantown Road Bring a fishing pole, tackle and bait and try to hook the big one. Proceeds benefit the charitable work of the Germantown Lions Club.
Friday, July 4, events at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:10 p.m. Location: Municipal Park, Exeter Road Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, moon bounces, games, crafts and refreshments. Then be amazed by a spectacular fireworks display. No rain date.
50+ GROUP 50+ GRO UP Retirees and working adults can join in the fun with the Germantown 50+ Group. All activities take place at the Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, unless otherwise noted. Register for all senior classes and programs at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Acceptable payment methods include credit card or check payable to City of Germantown. No cash is accepted in the office. For information, contact Regina Allen at 751-5656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regularly Scheduled Activities Mixed Media Artists
Mondays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card for five sessions, bring lunch Enjoy non-instructional stamping and art time.
Line Dance, USA Mondays, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card for five sessions This class helps improve coordination, memory and energy level. Country and Western, Soul and Latino line dances are easy and fun to learn. This class is ongoing, with new beginner classes starting in May. Advanced dances are taught the last half hour.
Life is a Game… of Bridge
Fifth Friday Line Dance Friday, May 30, 7 to 9:30 p.m. The event is led by Answorth Robinson, who has appeared in stage productions with Gene Kelly and Sandy Duncan.
Get Away Days
Day trips are limited to 12 participants and depart by van from Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. Space is filled on a first-come first- served basis. Contact Regina Allen at 751-5656 or email@example.com.
Overton Square and Sun Studio Thursday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee: $5 transportation, plus $10.89 guided tour of Sun Studio, lunch on your own Overton Square is a unique, recently restored Memphis destination that brings together people of all ages to shop, work, eat or be entertained in a relaxed environment. Stroll the square and have lunch in one of the several restaurants available. Enjoy a guided tour of Sun Studio, the birthplace of Rock N’ Roll. Special arrangements can be made for those who can’t climb steps.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Wednesday, July 2, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee: $5 transportation Enjoy a tour of the oldest and largest art museum in Tennessee and lunch on your own at the museum’s Brushmark Restaurant.
Christmas at the Gaylord Opryland Resort
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Fee: $5 Bring lunch and a partner.
Tuesday to Thursday, December 9 to 11 Fee: $475 per person double occupancy $425 per person triple occupancy Deposit: $200 due upon registration by June 1 The trip fee includes motor coach transportation, two nights at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, admission to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, a General Jackson Dinner Cruise, admission to the Holiday Craft and Antique show and luggage handling.
Potluck and Bingo
Ottawa, Canada and Thousand Islands
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $10 punch card for five sessions Bring lunch. A partner is not necessary.
ACBL Sanctioned Germantown Bridge Club
First Thursday of each month, noon Fee: $1, a gift worth $1 and a main dish or dessert Additional prizes will be awarded.
Evening Line Dances Third Friday of each month, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fee: $4 Music is provided by Larry Logan.
Wednesday to Thursday, October 1 to 9 Fee: $785, $75 deposit due upon registration The trip fee includes motor coach transportation, 13 meals, lodging and guided tours of Ottawa. See Canada’s National Capital, Supreme Court, parliament building and the fascinating Centennial Memorial. Thousand Islands Region is nestled between the U.S. and Canada on the St. Lawrence River. See Heart Island and Boldt Castle, the region’s most famous landmarks.
50+ GROUP & SPECIAL RECREATION Learning with the Technology Coach
Fee: $25 per four class session Location: Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street Register early, space is limited.
iPhone Basics Tuesdays and Thursdays Session I: May 27, 29, June 3, 5, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Session II: June 17, 19, 24, 26, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Session III: July 15, 17, 22, 24, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Have a new iPhone and want to maximize your productivity? Receive hands-on instruction on how to sync calendars, manage email, take and organize photos, explore Facebook to stay connected to family and friends, send photos via text, download free audio or print books from the library, use FaceTime, download applications from the App store, maintain and organize your iPhone and more. Bring your iPhone, Apple ID and password to class.
iPad Basics Tuesdays and Thursdays Session I: May 27, 29, June 3, 5, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Session II: June 17, 19, 24, 26, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Session III: July 15, 17, 22, 24, 12:30 to 2 p.m. You bought an iPad, now what? Take this hands-on class to learn how to get the most from your new device. iPad basics includes device navigation, photo and video management, utilizing the cloud, syncing via iTunes, using your camera, using Face Time, watching videos, reading books and using the App Store. Be sure to bring your iPad to class.
Windows 8.1 Tuesdays and Thursdays August 12, 14, 19, 21, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Bring your wireless laptop computer / tablet to this new class for an overview of Windows 8.1, beginning with a computer basics review. Explore the new Windows start screen, the charms menu and the Windows store. Use and manage desktop apps and Windows store apps, create and save documents, work with photos, use the Internet and much more.
S PEC I A L R EC R E AT I ON Special Recreation activities are for people with intellectual or physical challenges, their friends and family. For more information, contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7382 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dances with a Theme
Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m. May 23 G.I. Joe / G.I. Jane June 13 In Living Color (black and white attire) Location: Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike
Outdoor Pool Party and Dance
Fridays, July 11 and August 1 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Location: Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road
TWRA Mid-South Junior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, June 7, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Location: Johnson Road Park, 2970 Johnson Road Come early to claim a spot around the lake. Stay afterwards to enjoy a tasty grilled hot dog or juicy hamburger. Pre-registration is required. Contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7382 or email@example.com.
Weird and Unusual Animals Predators to Prey
Thursday, July 10, 7 p.m. Location: Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road Predators to Prey features animals that illustrate the cycle of life and how every carnivore, herbivore or plant in the food chain plays a vital role to our thriving ecosystem. Meet Elliot, the Eurasian Eagle Owl, and a number of other carnivores and herbivores, presented by Natural History Educational Company of the Mid-South. Pre-registration is required.
SPORTS REGI STRATIO N Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis online at germantown-tn.gov/ registration or at Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Acceptable payment methods include credit card or check payable to City of Germantown. No cash is accepted. Players must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Residents must provide verification of residency. For more information, contact Kevin Weaver at 757-7379 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event of inclement weather, call 751-5669 for details on program status.
Germantown Country Club Junior Golf
Tuesday through Friday Session I: June 10 to 13 (register by June 6) Session II: July 15 to 18 (register by July 11) Ages 5 to 9, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Ages 10 to 17, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Fee: $125 per week Location: Germantown Country Club, 1780 Kimbrough Road The junior golf school is open to youth interested in learning golf in a fun and enjoyable setting. Iron play, chipping, putting, driving, course knowledge and etiquette will be covered. Instruction is provided by the GCC professional staff of Keith Penke, Austin Chinn and Cody Schwanke. Each age group is limited to the first 27 students to register. An additional session may be added if these are filled. For more information, visit germantowncountryclub.com. To register, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or email@example.com.
Junior Legends Recreational Soccer Germantown Adult Baseball League
Registration begins May 1 Ages: 18 years and older Fee: $1,600 per team Location: Cameron Brown Park, 8628 Farmington Boulevard This adult baseball league is composed of current and former college players and adults interested in continuing their baseball careers. The league plays Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The season runs from early June through late August. For more information, contact Kevin Weaver at 757-7379 or kweaver@ germantown-tn.gov.
Germantown Youth Cheerleading
Register through Friday, June 13 Ages: Girls, kindergarten to sixth grade Fee: $135 resident, $172 non-resident, plus $123.57 for those needing a new uniform This program provides a positive, fun and safe environment to learn the fundamental skills of cheerleading. Girls are grouped by grade to cheer for Germantown Football League teams and participate in a cheer-off to conclude the season. The goal is to encourage good sportsmanship, teamwork and self confidence. Residents must provide verification of residency. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Legends Soccer Club focuses intensely on creating brave creative leaders for life. The no guilt, no shame, no blame philosophy gives kids the confidence to get out of their comfort zone and create the big play in any situation. The Legends program provides a comprehensive recreational soccer program for boys and girls ages 6 to 19. Fall practices begin in late August with the season kicking off in September. The Legends philosophy is rooted in individual skill and confidence development. Competitive coaches provide additional skills training on a weekly basis to complement the players training and playing schedule. For more information or to register, visit GermantownLegendsSoccer.com, or contact Chris Bartels at 861-6008 or email@example.com. Future Legends - U6, U8 and U10 boys and girls recreational soccer includes a free skills session each week during the regular season Jr. Legends – U12 to U19 recreational soccer program TOPSoccer – The Outreach Program for Soccer is a communitybased training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. The purpose is to give every player a chance to experience the joy of soccer. Skills Club – U7 to U12 boys and girls seeking an additional challenge with a desire to take their game to the next level. This is a supplemental program. Players must be registered in a Legends recreational soccer program. The Skills Club serves as a pre-requisite for the Academy and competitive teams. Academy Team – U7 to U8 boys and girls teams coached by Legends staff while playing in the recreational soccer program.
SPORTS Germantown Legends Competitive Soccer
U9 through U19 boys and girls competitive teams The Germantown Legends are looking for dedicated athletes to add to their roster of talented players. Players who have recently moved into the area or missed scheduled competitive tryouts, may contact Chris Bartels at memphishfl@ happysoccerfeet.com or call 861-6008. Competitive tryouts take place in late May. Visit GermantownLegendsSoccer.com for details.
Germantown Football League
Germantown Football League is a community based volunteer organization that partners with the City to provide recreational flag and tackle football for children ages 5 to 12. For more information, visit gflfootball.org or email GFL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Germantown Croquet Club
For a modest fee, enjoy competitive play with other croquet enthusiasts. Club benefits include weekly scheduled play time, use of croquet equipment, instruction and club socials. The playing season is year round. For more information, call 757-7375.
Register at the Germantown Tennis Pro Shop at Municipal Courts, 1910 S. Germantown Road. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 757-9901 regarding registration and program offerings. Schedules are subject to change. For more information, contact Steven Duggan at 482-1522 or email@example.com.
Junior Tennis Development Session I: April 7 to June 14 (10-week session) Session II: June 16 to August 30 (11-week session) Location: Municipal Park Tennis Courts, 1910 South Germantown Road Monday 3 to 5 p.m. Tournament Group 4 to 5:30 p.m. Futures Tuesday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Champs Wednesday 3 to 5 p.m. Tournament Group 4 to 5:30 p.m. Futures Thursday 3 to 5 p.m. Tournament Group Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. Match play Tournament Group - structured for the advanced tournament player with a goal of playing at the collegiate level, students must have a state ranking
Futures –structured for the intermediate player seeking a state ranking or the advanced player with no aspirations of playing college tennis or beyond, students should be capable of rallying from the baseline and playing full court before enrolling uses the quick start system. Champs - structured for the young intermediate player who has all the skills of the champs but not quite the size or strength, uses the quick-start system Rookies - structured for the beginner ages 6 to 8, uses the quickstart system Quickstart - innovative development system and playing format designed for younger athletes to have fun learning and competing before they are ready for the full-sized court Fee: Fees must be paid in full at least one day in advance. Pay in advance for 16 classes and receive one free class, pay in advance for 24 classes and receive three free classes. Paid in full: $16 per hour or $128 for 8 classes or $240 for 16 classes $24 per 90 minutes or $192 for 8 classes, $360 for 16 or $504 for 24 $32 per two hours or $256 for 8 classes, $480 for 16 or $672 for 24 Drop in rates: $18 per hour $27 per hour and a half $36 per two hours
Adult Program Session I: April 7 to June 14 (10-week session) Session II: June 16 to August 30 (11-week session) Location: Municipal Park Tennis Courts, 1910 South Germantown Road Monday 9 to 10 a.m. Cardio tennis Tuesday 9 to 10 a.m. Beginner 2.5 ladies Wednesday 9 to 10 a.m. Serve clinic 10 to 11 a.m. Stroke of the week clinic 7 to 8:30 p.m. Open clinic Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cardio tennis Friday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advanced cardio 3.5 Saturday 9 to 10:30 a.m. Men’s clinic 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ladies cardio Classes are open and participants must register at least one day in advance. Fee: $16 per hour or $128 for eight weeks, $20 per hour and a half or $180 for eight weeks
SUMMER CAMP FUN Houston Levee Summer Day Camp
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 to August 1, no camp June 30 to July 4 Ages: 6 to 12 years Fee: $499, $15 discount for each additional child in the same family A deposit of half the fee is due at registration. The remaining balance is due by May 9. Location: Houston Levee Park, 9777 Wolf River Boulevard Have an outrageous summer with Germantown Parks and Recreation. Enjoy fun-filled days at Camp Houston Levee and experience a summer packed full of outdoor activities, guest speakers, nature education, field trips, music, games, arts and crafts and swimming. Registration is now open, and will continue until capacity is reached, at the Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 757-7375 to check availability. Residents must provide a Germantown water bill as verification of residency. All campers must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Refunds will not be given unless the vacated spot is filled. Campers must be 6 years old by June 2. Space is limited and is filled on a first-come, firstserved basis. A daily snack is provided. Campers bring their own lunch. For more information, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art in the Park
Monday to Friday, June 16 to 20, 9 to 11 a.m. Ages: 4 to 6 years Fee: $120 Instructor: Memphis College of Art Location: Cameron Brown Park Pavilion, 8628 Farmington Boulevard Kids discover drawing, painting and other engaging art media in this delightful outdoor art adventure. Supplies are provided. Bring a snack. Space is limited. Register by June 9 online at Germantown-tn.gov/registration or at the Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street. For more information, contact Michelle McDonnell at 757-7382 or mmcdonnell@ germantown-tn.gov.
Germantown Legends Soccer Happy Feet Camp Ages: 4 to 6 years Camp times, dates and locations are available at germantownlegendssoccer.com This is an experience for young players interested in learning soccer fundamentals in a creative and energetic way. Donâ€™t miss this week of pure soccer fun. For more information, contact Chris Bartels at 861-6008 or memphishfl@happysoccerfeet. com.
SUMMER CAMPS Germantown Legends Future Legends Camp Ages: 7 to 12 years Camp times, dates and locations are available at germantownlegendssoccer.com. Players are engaged in activities designed to give the complete camp experience. New skills, proper technique are taught in a fun way that expands player’s minds to new possibilities. Players learn skill concepts and how they relate to build a solid foundation. Players are challenged to learn new moves, positioning and fundamentals of the game. For more information, contact Chris Bartels at 861-6008 or email@example.com.
Germantown Parks and Recreation Basketball Camp Camp takes place daily, 9 a.m. to noon Session I: Monday to Friday, June 9 to 13 Ages: Kindergarten to fourth grade (fundamentals) Session II: Monday to Friday, July 7 to 11 Kindergarten to fourth grade (fundamentals) Session III: Wednesday to Friday, July 23 to 25 Fifth to eighth grade (advanced only) Fee: $40 per child, includes camp T-shirt Location: Riverdale Elementary, 7391 Neshoba Road Instructor: Kevin Weaver and staff Learn the fundamentals of basketball in this small setting with kids of similar age. This camp is for those serious about learning and perfecting the fundamentals of basketball.
professionally for the Edmonton Rush and is a two-time all-star in the NLL. Campers provide their own equipment. Extra gear will be available for those playing for the first time.
SNAG Golf G-ball Camp Session I: Monday to Friday, June 23 to 27, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Session II: Monday to Friday, July 14 to 18, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Ages: 5 to 8 years Fee: $80 Location: Vantage Point Golf Center, 9580 Macon Road* G-ball is a first-touch golf program utilizing SNAG golf equipment and curriculum. G-ball is best described as golf’s version of T-ball, focused on fun and success for children ages 5 to 8 years. It’s an easy and entertaining way to introduce the fundamentals of golf. To register, contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or cmelton@ germantown-tn.gov. *Vantage Point Golf Center is a free-standing driving range only ten minutes from Germantown. It’s located on 22 acres, one mile west of Houston Levee Road. For more information, contact Brittany Thompson at 219-2622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Mustang Football Camp Monday to Wednesday, July 7 to 9, 9 a.m. to noon Ages: 6 to 14 years Fee: $75 Location: Bob Hailey Athletic Complex, 8750 Farmington Boulevard Instructor: Will Hudgens and coaching staff Players will learn and practice the fundamentals of the game of football in a camp environment and prepare for the upcoming season. Registration begins May 5. For more information, contact Coach Hudgens at email@example.com.
Ryan Ward Lacrosse Camps Monday to Thursday, June 23 to 26 Ages: 7 to 13 years, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 14 to 18 years, 5 to 9 p.m. Fee: $165 Location: Johnson Road Park, 2970 Johnson Road Instructor: Ryan Ward and professional staff These camps offer diverse instruction to meet the needs of lacrosse players at various skill levels. Instructors assign players to groups according to age, experience and skill level. The 1:12 instructor-to-camper ratio maximizes learning. Ryan Ward plays
SNAG GOLF G-BALL CAMP
SUMMER CAMPS REACH Mini-Camps
Check out these exciting new program offerings! REACH for something more this summer and sign up for one of the new enrichment camps offered through Germantown Parks and Recreation. Contact Craig Melton at 757-7389 or cmelton@ germantown-tn.gov for more information. Register online at germantown-tn.gov/registration or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street.
Bricks4Kidz Monday to Friday, July 7 to 11, 9 a.m. to noon Ages: First to sixth grade Fee: $150 per camp Free supervision is provided from noon to 1 p.m. for children registered for both camps. Campers provide their own lunch. These camps are not sponsored, authorized or endorsed by LEGO® or Rovio Entertainment Ltd.©, creators of Angry Birds.
Bricks4Kidz: Angry Birds 9 a.m. to noon Campers will be challenged to build and destroy a level from the game Angry Birds. Set your birds to flight by launching them from catapults and slingshots to destroy pigs. Build a working launcher and create things to knock down. Campers will build different colored birds and accessories using LEGO® Bricks, along with proprietary model kits. Free supervision is provided from noon to 1 p.m. for children registered for both camps. Campers provide their own lunch.
Bricks4Kidz: Spinning Ninja Camp 1 to 4 p.m. Learn about the history of ninjas and ancient Chinese civilization. Whether creating a maze from bricks or building a spinning ninja, this camp is sure to excite any child who loves LEGO® bricks. In addition to playing with Ninjago® Ninjas and LEGO® board games, campers will use imagination and creativity as they attempt to create things related to games out of LEGO® Bricks.
Junior Scientist Summer Program Monday to Friday, July 14 to 18 Half day: 9 a.m. to noon Full day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ages: Kindergarten to fifth grade Fee: Half day $175, full day $295 The Junior Scientist program is all about making science fun. The hands-on, all-new projects combine indoor and outdoor activities for a week full of exciting science exploration and experimentation. Campers create fun and safe chemical reactions, experiment with physical forces, construct engineering projects, tinker with technology as learn about green science and biology.
Creative Art Lab Summer Program Monday to Friday, July 21 to 25, 9 a.m. to noon Ages: Kindergarten to fifth grade Fee: $175 Get ready for a week of complete creative control. Campers enjoy five days of sketching, sculpting, painting and creating 3-D and recycled art. Instructors show examples and techniques for each project, then encourage children to use their own idea and techniques as they experiment with a wide variety of materials to discover their own artistic style. Snack time, games and indoor/outdoor play are a part of each day. A free hour of supervised lunch will be provided for participants who also enroll in the afternoon Groovy Girls program. Campers provide their own lunch.
Groovy Girls Summer Program Monday to Friday, July 21 to 25, 1 to 4 p.m. Ages: Kindergarten through fifth grade Fee: $175 Groovy Girls enjoy fashion design, jewelry making, baking and decorating delicious summer treats, scrapbooking and tie-dye art. Free time is available each day for participants to work on a project of their choice. The week will end with a Groovy Girl party. Free supervision is provided during lunch for those also registered for the Creative Art Lab. Campers provide their own lunch.
Monday through Friday, June 9 to 13, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: 5 and 6 year olds entering kindergarten or first grade Fee: $45 Location: Germantown Church of Christ, 8723 Poplar Pike Registration: Applications are available online at Germantowntn.gov or at Germantown Municipal Center, Germantown Parks and Recreation Office, Germantown Community library, Germantown Athletic Club and most area preschools. Safety City is an education program for five and six year olds entering kindergarten or first grade. The program consists of short classes taught by community experts. Safety topics deal with fire, animals, weather, bicycles, guns, pools, pedestrian crossings, cars and seat belts, boats and homes. Children also travel about Safety City daily and learn to follow the “rules of the road” by riding bicycles or walking as pedestrians along its streets and sidewalks. At least one adult and several teenage volunteers supervise each group of students. Space is limited. Registration is required and tuition must be paid at the time of registration. The Germantown Public Safety Education Commission sponsors the camp. Germantown Church of Christ hosts the program. If you need additional information about Safety City, email publicsafetyed@comcast. net or call Ron Roberson at 754-1668.
SUMMER CAMPS Germantown Athletic Club Camps
Register at Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. Space is limited. For more information, contact Amy LaRusso at firstname.lastname@example.org or 751-7508.
Bits, Bytes and Bots Lego Mindstorm Robotics Monday to Friday, June 2 to 6, 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $175 members, $190 non-members This exciting camp teaches boys and girls to build and program the ALL NEW LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT robots, the coolest robot available. Skills include reacting to intruders, moving objects to different locations, stinging an intruder with a robot tail or beating an opponent at LEGO® Sumo. No experience is needed to begin this robotic adventure. Participants must have completed first grade. Contact David Hirschfeld at 685-6701 for additional information.
Bits, Bytes and Bots Minecraft Mechanisms Monday through Friday, July 9 to 13, 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $175 members, $190 non-members Take Minecrafting to the next level through engineering. This course introduces students ages 8 to 14 to the power of Redstone, the foundation of all advanced technology in Minecraft®. Using motors, pistons, switches and diodes, students build an exciting variety of useful devices, including Cobblestone generators, farming machines, devious traps, and powerful TNT cannons. Students take virtual creations home on CDs (MAC and PC only) at the end of the class. Ideal for students with basic Minecraft® experience, but new players are welcome. Contact David Hirschfeld at 685-6701 for additional information.
Bits, Bytes and Bots Video Game Creation Monday to Friday, July 21 to 25, 9 a.m. to noon Fee: $175 members, $190 non-members Playing video games is fun but learning how to program is even better. Warp to new levels by using game creation software to create a multi-level game with health, lives and high score tables. Students take home a game that was created during camp at the end of the week. Participants must have completed second grade.
Mary Lou Johns Basketball Camp Monday to Friday, June 23 to 27 Full day: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Half day: 8:30 a.m. to noon Ages: 6 to 12 years Fee: Full day members $170, non members $175, half day members $110, non members $115 This camp is designed for the beginner or intermediate basketball player. Fundamental drills, shooting techniques, half and full court drills, games and swimming are all part of the camp. Campers participate in daily awards recognition and an end of camp awards segment. Each camper receives a T-shirt. Space is limited to 30 campers. For additional information, contact Coach Johns at 603-8825.
Mary Lou Johns Shooting and Positioning Camp Monday to Thursday, June 16 to 19, 8:30 a.m. to noon Fee: $125 for members, $130 for non members Ages: 10 to 14 years This camp is designed for the intermediate or advanced basketball player. Players should have one to two years basketball experience. Learn the finer techniques of shooting fundamentals such as lay-ups, jump shots, free throws and shooting off the pass. Players will also be instructed on defense, setting screens, position work, half and full court drills and rebounding techniques. Space is limited to 20 campers. For additional information, contact Coach Johns at 603-8825.
Grizzlies Youth Basketball Camp Monday to Friday, July 28 to August 1, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee: $215 Ages: 7 to 16 years Grizzlies Youth Basketball camp concentrates on the fundamentals of basketball, along with an emphasis on key character lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship and respect. The Memphis Grizzlies partner with National Basketball Academy to provide camps. All participants receive a future Grizzlies game ticket, camp T-shirt, basketball and headband. Visit thebasketballacademy.com to register.
SUMMER CAMPS GPAC Summer Arts Camp 2014
Space is limited. To register visit gpacweb.com or call 751-7665.
It’s a Jungle Out There! Monday to Friday, June 23 to 27, 9 a.m. to noon Ages: 8 to 12 years Fee: $150 Jump into the jungle with this exciting theater camp where students explore animals of the wild through acting, movement, voice and mask making. Students ignite their creativity by creating stories, portraying their favorite animal characters and learning to work together as an ensemble. The final day will finish with a short show for parents and friends.
Princess Ballet Monday to Friday, July 7 to 11, 9 a.m. to noon Ages: 3 to 6 years Fee: $150 Stories leap from the page in this magical camp designed around favorite princesses like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Students learn about a different princess each day through classical ballet, creative expression, crafts and story time. Watch your ballerina sparkle on the final day with a studio showing for family and friends.
Make Your Mark on the World Monday to Friday, July 14 to 18, 1 to 5 p.m. Ages: 9 to 13 years Fee: $180 In this exciting summer art camp, students have the opportunity to collaborate on a mural project to be displayed at Germantown Performing Arts Center. In keeping with the celebration of GPAC’s 20th anniversary, mixed media artist Angi Cooper will guide participants through the collaborative processes of exploring cultural designs and patterns, sketching, painting and media processes that will culminate in a final group mural project. This is a wonderful opportunity for young artists to be part of a fun community project that will be permanently displayed at GPAC.
On the Move Monday to Friday, July 21 to 25, 9 a.m. to noon Ages: 6 to 10 years Fee: $150 Stay on the move with all the latest dance trends in this exciting and action packed camp taught by Christina McKinney. Camp includes daily technique in Ballet, Jazz and Modern dance and concludes with a studio performance to showcase the students’ choreographic creations, artistry and technique.
Under the Sea Monday to Friday, July 7 to 11, 1 to 4 p.m. Ages: 5 to 7 years Fee: $150 Frolic with friendly fish and other sea creatures in favorite underwater stories, music and art. Students explore the sounds and movement of underwater animals through creative drama and mask making. The week will culminate in a short play for family and friends.
Art Safari Monday to Friday, July 14 to 18, 9 a.m. to noon Ages: 6 to 8 years Fee: $160 Stuff, build, sketch and paint creatures that roam the earth and the outer limits of your imagination. In this adventurous art camp, children will work on a variety of fun animal themed art, movement, and craft activities exploring printmaking, sculpture, drawing and painting among other mediums.
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FARM PARK C’MON OUT TO THE FARM PARK! The Bobby Lanier Farm Park is a working model of a community based suburban farm park which demonstrates, promotes, educates and advocates for a sustainable, healthy and supportive community. The mission of the Farm Park is accomplished through agriculture and stewardship. The 10 acre working farm features a diversified community garden using organic growing methods. Events include children’s programming, a Farmers’ Market, live music, cooking demonstrations, garden talks, visiting farm animals and garden tours. Farm Park programs and events are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 757-7375.
The Farm Park has a new driveway at 2660 Cross Country – turn east on Stout from Germantown Road. Public parking is available at the Cloyes Soccer Fields. Overflow parking is available next to Germantown Elementary School.
Closed Sunday and Monday Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional public hours may apply when special events occur on the Farm Park property. Weather conditions may result in a change to hours and/or events. Call 751-5669 for weatherrelated updates.
Stable and Garden Rentals: A Rental Facility with Country Charm
Beginning July 1 With the recent renovation of the stable and the beautiful gardens and grounds, the Farm Park is now offering opportunities to create unforgettable private events. The simple rustic charm of the site can provide a memorable setting for weddings and social gatherings. This unique facility is easy to personalize and impossible not to enjoy. For information on rental rates, availability or to schedule a facility tour, call 757-7375. The restored stable and equestrian museum area inside have been made possible by the generosity of the Germantown Charity Horse Show and the Germantown Museum Committee.
FARM PARK FRIENDS
Farm Hands Needed
A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for adults, teens, families, scout troops and service groups. Those interested in volunteering to assist at the Farm Park Farmers’ Market, special events and weekly programs are invited to join the Farm Park Farm Hands volunteer group.
Farm Park programs are free unless otherwise noted. Some require pre-registration. Register online at germantown-tn.gov/ registration or at the Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street.
Tuesdays through Saturdays from May 1 through August 29, by reservation only Fee: $2 per person Groups of all ages and interests are invited to coordinate special group outings or events with program coordinators. Farm park staff offer onsite and outreach programs specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of any group. Programs must be scheduled in advance and have a minimum of 15 participants.
Enhance gardening skills and learn about the latest trends in earth-friendly living. These monthly educational programs are presented by the Germantown Community Garden Association in cooperation with local gardening experts. For a complete schedule of events, visit thefarmpark.org or the Friends of the Bobby Lanier Farm Park Facebook page.
FARM PARK Young Farmers Thursdays
Thursdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: 6 to 12 years Fee: $10 per student, pre-registration required Farm Park Farm Hands lead young farmers to dig in the dirt, make compost, plant seeds, harvest crops, learn about visiting farm animals and more. Old-fashioned fun and games are woven into each session. Programs are taught by farm staff and parents are welcome but not required to stay. Children should come dressed for farm chores (they will get dirty) and exploration. Gloves and closed-toe shoes are required. June 5 What is a plant? June 12 Seed power June 19 Sprouts and seedlings June 26 I wonder what will happen if… July 10 Get into the garden July 17 Soil field trip July 24 Plant parts we eat July 31 Our garden community
Fridays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: 3 to 5 years Fee: $10 per student, pre-registration required The Discovery Friday program is a modified version of the Young Farmer program. Visiting farm animals, farm games, and discovery activities to learn more about the work at the farm park, gardening and living the green life are all a part of the pre-school child’s experience. Parents are encouraged to stay with their children. Come dressed for farm chores (children will get dirty) and exploration. Gloves and closed-toe shoes are required. June 6 What is a plant? June 13 Seed power June 20 Sprouts and seedlings June 27 I wonder what will happen if… July11 Get into the garden July 18 Soil field trip July 25 Plant parts we eat August 1 Our garden community
Saturday mornings, June 7 through August 2 There’s nothing more sustainable than time with the family. C’mon out on Saturdays for unique, self-guided, drop-in activities, tours and fun. Farm Hands will be onsite for guidance.
Community Garden Project at the Farm Park
The community garden is a central feature at the Farm Park. In its third year of operation, the BLFP Community Garden Association is busy preparing for a bountiful summer harvest. The purpose of this communal garden is to allow novice and experienced gardeners alike the opportunity to learn to grow a variety of fresh, natural produce. New member applications will be accepted as space is available. Call the Parks and Recreation office at 757-7375 for more information or stop by the Farm Park to tour the garden and visit with volunteers about membership opportunities.
Farm Park Farmers’ Market
Thursdays, June 5 to August 29, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Great meals begin here! The Farm Park Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market offering a wide variety of high quality local foods, produce, meats, art and crafts. Special programming, educational workshops and activities - including chef demonstrations, live music, performances and more - are woven into the market experience. Farm Park entry is next to the Cloyes Soccer Fields. Overflow parking is available next to Germantown Elementary School. Shuttles are available for those needing assistance.
Equestrian Days at the Farm Park
June 4 to 7, 9 to 11 a.m. Visit the Farm Park during the week of the legendary Germantown Charity Horse Show to enjoy a “smorgasbord” of demonstrations on a wide variety of equestrian sports topics. Watch show horses practice and train. Stop by the stable to view the equestrian history exhibit sponsored by the Germantown Museum Committee. Little visitors will be able to check out a stick horse to ride the trails.
Farm Park - Junior Master Gardener Camp
Monday to Friday, July 21 to 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: 6 to 12 years Fee: $85 per student, pre-registration required Farm Park Farm Hands and local master gardeners lead young farmers in the Health and Nutrition Series as Junior Master Gardeners. Children should come dressed for farm chores (they will get dirty) and exploration. Gloves and closed toed shoes are required. Lunch will be provided. Youth will work together as a team, sharing the responsibilities of vegetable gardening. Children are required to actively participate and will earn a certificate at the end of the program.
GERMANTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB
OUTDOOR KIDS POOL Located at 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown Athletic Club combines the best of both worlds - a fitness facility with leading-edge equipment and expert staff and a community atmosphere where you become a part of our family. Plus, it’s all located in one of the most desirable communities in the midsouth. What more could you ask for? Members see Germantown Athletic Club as an extension of their own home– an environment that fosters fitness and fellowship. They’ve discovered a unique atmosphere of camaraderie unlike any other fitness club around. Your time at the Club is more than a membership – it’s an experience.
Memberships are available for residents and non-residents. Stop by the Club today to take a tour and receive a free guest pass. For more information, call 757-7370 or visit germantownathleticclub. org.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kidz Klub Hours Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Fee: $70 to $115 per session, by appointment only Germantown Athletic Club offers Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology and sports massage therapy to Club members in the downstairs fitness area. Contact Ricky Brewer at 377-6864 or Maggie Garcia at 786-2435 to schedule an appointment.
Fee: $79 to $219 per month TeamTRAINING allows members the flexibility to train in the morning on one day and in the evening the next with a variety of Club trainers. Working in a team atmosphere helps clients reach goals more quickly. All Club trainers play a part in leading clients through monthly programs and are qualified to make adjustments for beginners and those with injuries. For more information, contact Jake Pierce at email@example.com.
Fee: $39 to $90 per session, by appointment only Regardless of fitness level or goal the Athletic Club has the right certified personal trainer for all. Options include one-on-one and partner training packages. For more information, contact Jake Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GERMANTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB Youth Weight Floor Introductory Program Fee: $35, by appointment only This program allows 14 and 15 year old members access to the weight floor with a parent present. The participant must attend one FreeMotion Epic Clinic, one FreeMotion Functional Clinic and one Nautilus Free Weight session led by a certified personal trainer. Testing information is given to the participant at the time of enrollment. A test is given at the end of the program. Information packets are available at the weight floor desk.
Pilates Fee: begins at $30 per session, by appointment only Stop by the Pilates of Memphis Studio at Germantown Athletic Club to incorporate a whole new element into your workout. Pilates of Memphis offers private and group sessions to members and non-members. The studio includes reformers, a cadillac, high and low chairs, barrels and other professional Pilates equipment. For more information, contact Cindy Qualls at 643-4198.
The aquatics area offers fun and fitness for the whole family. Year-round swimming is available at the indoor heated pool. The outdoor pool is available during the summer months. Other aquatic features include a hot tub, saunas and lap lanes available for members and guests. For more information, call 757-7370.
Outdoor Pool Hours
May 17 and 18: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 24 to August 10: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. August 11 to September 1: Monday to Friday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. September 6 to 14: Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 5:45 p.m.
Outdoor Lap Swim Hours May 24 to August 10: weekdays, 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Indoor Pool Hours
Monday to Thursday 5 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Fee: $60 member, $75 non-member, $85 member family or $100 non-member family Taekwondo can be a family affair! Improve physical condition and self-defensive skills while relieving stress. Call 301-2071 for more information.
Special Events Chill & Grill
Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee: Free for members Kick-off summer with a cookout by the pool. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and an appetite for burgers and hotdogs. There is no fee for this members-only event.
Daddy Daughter Dance Saturday, June 14, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $35 member couple, $45 non-member couple, $15 each additional person Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with daddy’s little girl on this special night. Daddy Daughter Dance includes dinner and dessert, non-stop dancing, a limbo contest and a daddy daughter dance off. Don’t miss out on a perfect memory-making opportunity. Pictures will be available for a fee. Registration begins May 1. For information about summer camp opportunities at Germantown Athletic Club, see page 12.
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GERMANTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB American Red Cross Youth Swim Lessons
Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays Fee: $80 member, $95 non-member per session Each session consists of eight 50-minute classes. The prerequisite for each level is successful demonstration of skills taught in the preceding level. There are no refunds or make-up days. Session I: June 2 to 12 Session II: June 16 to 26 Session III: July 7 to 17 Session IV: July 21 to 31 Preschool (age 4 to 5): 8:45 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Level 1, 2, 3: 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Level 4, 5, 6: 11:45 a.m.
Germantown Swim Team
Germantown Swim Team is a year-round, competitive swim team open to all individuals interested in improving swimming techniques. Team members are accepted throughout the year. Each participant’s swimming technique is evaluated by the coaching staff to determine placement. For additional information, contact Scott Robinson at 757-7390 or email@example.com
Lil’ Gators Swim Team
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Session I: June 3 to 26 Session II: July 8 to 31 Fee: $80 member, $95 non-member per session Participants must have passed level III swimming.
Facility and Party Rentals Birthday Parties
Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $225 for parties up to 12 children, $15 each additional child Treat the kids to an afternoon of birthday fun at the Club. Birthday packages include 90 minutes of basketball, dodge ball or swimming in the indoor pool and 30 minutes in a decorated party room with a customized cake, ice cream, juice and tableware. Pizza and soft drinks are available for an additional fee. Contact Debbie Powers at 751-5711 or Debbie@gacfitness. org for additional information.
The Club’s basketball courts and activity rooms are available for Club members to rent for private group events. Availability is limited based on Club programs and member usage. Contact Debbie Powers at 751-5711 or Debbie@gacfitness.org for additional information.
Outdoor Pool Rentals
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Fee: $250 to $500 Host a luau or Mexican fiesta this summer at the Club’s outdoor pool. All party rentals must complete a pool rental agreement. Contact Debbie Powers at 751-5711 or Debbie@gacfitness.org for additional information.
Lil’ Gators Swim Team
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Session I: June 7 to 28 Session II: July 12 to August 2 Fee: $55 member, $70 non-member per session
Germantown Masters Swimming
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 5:15 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. Fee: $35 member, $50 non-member per month For additional information, contact Scott Robinson at 757-7390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays, June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24 Enjoy a movie-going experience unlike any other. Children and parents are welcome to float in the pool or relax in a lounge chair while watching a family-friendly G- or PG-rated movie under the stars. Movies begin at dusk.
Private Swim Lessons
30-minute sessions Fee $30 member, $45 non-member Call 751-7511 to schedule an appointment.
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY Website and Databases
Library cardholders can go online to look up account information, renew materials, place holds and search the collections of Wolf River Library Consortium libraries. The library’s online databases provide card-holding patrons with 24-hour access to a vast array of research and information resources. Germantown Community Library now offers card holders access to the READS eLibrary and OneClickDigital for eBooks and eAudiobooks. Visit germantown-library.org.
Books by Mail
Germantown Community Library offers Books by Mail, a free service for homebound seniors. The library will mail regular print, large print or audio books to Germantown residents, age 60 or older, who are confined at home. There is no charge for shipping or return of library materials. For full details about the Books by Mail program or to request an application, please call 757-7323.
Friends of the Germantown Community Library GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY
G ENE RAL IN F O RM ATION Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road, has more than 139,000 print, audio, video and online materials. For information call 757READ (7323) or visit germantown-library.org.
Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. The library will be closed May 26 and July 4.
Germantown Community Library Cards
A library card is required to check out materials from Germantown Community Library. The card is available at no charge to Germantown residents, students and staff of Germantown public and private schools, students and staff of Union University’s Germantown Campus, Germantown business owners and family members, active military personnel and their families, and full-time City of Germantown employees. All others pay $50 for an annual membership card.
The Friends of Germantown Community Library support the library through fundraising and volunteer service. Membership is $10 for the calendar year. Visit the Friends Bookstore to find gently used adult and children’s books, videos, DVDs and recorded books. Prices range from $.50 to $5.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3 Get ready to discover great reads at fabulous prices. A special preview sale just for Friends of the Library members will take place on Thursday, May 1, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Memberships will be available for purchase at the door. From cookbooks to classics, there’s something for everyone! Call 757-7323.
Programs for Adults
Programs are free, but space may be limited. Pre-registration is required unless otherwise noted and begins three weeks prior to each event. Call 757-7323.
Adult Summer Reading: “Literary Elements” May 31 to July 31 Take part in a special summer reading program just for adults. Enter into the weekly drawing for a Summer Reading Program T-shirt or compete for the Literary Elements grand prize. A library card is not required. Call 757-7323 for more information on prizes and participation.
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY How-To Festival
Read Germantown! Book Club
Saturday, May 31, noon to 3 p.m. Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the second annual How-To Festival for an afternoon of fun. Experts in dozens of fields will be on-site to share their special skills and talents with visitors. From woodworking and beekeeping to jewelry making and backyard chickens, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Thursdays, May 15, June 19, July 17 and August 21, 6:30 p.m. Join us for great reads and engaging discussions. Selected titles become available for check out the day following the prior month’s meeting. Copies are available at the information desk.
Book Signing with Author Dan Burle, Sr.
Mondays, May 5 and July 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to borrow free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library. Demonstrations will be available at the Information Desk.
Saturday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop by and meet author Dan Burle, Sr., author of five western novels and resident of Germantown from 1991 to 2008. Burle currently lives in Bonne Terre, Missouri, where he raises and trains Missouri Fox Trotter Horses. Books will be available for purchase during the signing.
Movie Nights for Adults
Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 p.m. Have a relaxing night and join us for a free screening of two modern favorites. Popcorn and drinks are provided. Call 7577323 for titles.
Wednesdays, May 21, June 18, July 16 and August 20, 10:30 a.m. Join fellow knitters to learn new stitch patterns while knitting each month’s project. You may also come and bring your own knitting project. Basic knitting skills are required. Pre-registration is required and begins three weeks before each program date.
Summer ESL Conversation Club
Mango Languages Demonstration
Thursdays, 10 a.m. May 8 and 22, June 5 and 19, July 3, 17 and 31, August 14 and 28 Adults are invited to practice speaking English with other English as a second language (ESL) learners in an informal, friendly group setting. Groups are led by Jane Dalton, ESL tutor and native English speaker. Beginning and intermediate level learners are invited to join the group. Pre-registration is required and begins three weeks before the program date.
Mondays, June 2 and August 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn a language today with Mango Languages, the free languagelearning program. Lessons are available in 57 world languages for English speakers, plus English as a second language for speakers of 17 languages. No pre-registration required – just stop by the Information Desk.
eBook and eAudiobook Demonstrations
Computer Classes Facebook for Beginners - Wednesday, May 7, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Introduction to Word - Tuesday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. Introduction to PowerPoint - Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. Twitter 101 - Tuesday, June 24, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Building a Website with Wix.com - Thursday, July 10, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Introduction to Excel - Wednesday, July 30, 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. Getting Started with LinkedIn - Wednesday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. Selling Online - Tuesday, August 26, 12:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Join us for a series of computer classes for beginners. Experience using a mouse and keyboard is required. Experience browsing the internet is a prerequisite to the Facebook for Beginners, Twitter 101, Building a Website, Getting Started with LinkedIn and Selling Online classes. Pre-registration is required and begins three weeks before each program date.
Quick Fic Picnics Mondays, June 9, June 23, July 14 and 28, noon Enjoy the summer and discover new favorite reads with a brown bag picnic in the park. Bring your lunch and relax as we read a story to the group or pass around a book to read aloud together. Drinks will be provided. Bring a folding chair or picnic blanket. Meet in the wooded area to the north of the library building. Each meeting will feature a different genre. The picnic will move indoors in the case of inclement weather.
Anime Club for Adults Wednesdays, June 25, July 23 and August 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fans of anime and manga, ages 18 and up, are invited to watch new anime, try new foods and more. Each month features a themed activity and video screening. In June, bring a giftwrapped Asian-themed snack for a white elephant snack swap. In July, get inspired with anime and game-themed paper crafting. In August, discover new favorites with Korean drama night. Preregistration is required and begins three weeks before each program date.
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY Creative Writing: Finding Your Style
Harry Potter’s Birthday Party
Tuesday, July 29, 10:30 a.m. Want to write a book for your family, a novel, a poem or a short story? Don’t know where to start? Learn tricks to finding your writing style and breaking through writer’s block in this writing class designed for beginners or writers looking for a new approach to their craft. Learn from author Chris Pepple as she walks you through writing exercises to get your started on your next writing project. Pre-registration is required and begins July 8.
Thursday, July 31, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wear your best wizarding robes and celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the end of Summer Reading with an all-ages party. Get sorted into a House and team up to play games, enjoy cake and a selection of potions and have your phot taken after dressing in the wizard wardrobe. Have fun decorating your own wizard hat, choosing a wand, learning to write with a quill pen and more.
Programs for Children
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up for a free 30-minute one-on-one resume review session with career counselor Barbara Hermann. Participants are asked to bring a clean, printed copy of their resume and a notepad and pen. Pre-registration is required and begins July 22.
Programs for All Ages Open Craft Tables Tuesday, May 13, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Fabrigami Thursday, August 7, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Book Page Crafting Ages 8 to adult are invited to drop in and make a fun craft. On Tuesday, May 13, create lasting origami from stiffened fabric. On Thursday, August 7, create butterflies and roses from the pages of old books. Projects will be available while supplies last. Preregistration is not required.
Winter in June Movie Nights Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 9, 10 and 11, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a series of family films with a wintry theme. Popcorn and drinks are provided. Call 757-7323 for titles.
Game Days at the Pickering Center
Thursdays, June 12 and July 24, 1 to 5 p.m. Kids, teens and adults are invited to gather for an afternoon of games for all ages at the Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike. Test your skills on our retro Atari or Sega Genesis consoles, meet new friends playing one of our many table games or get immersed in a group activity. There’s something for all interests and age levels.
Summer Movie Magic Film Festival
June 16, 17 and 30, July 1, 14 and 15, 6 p.m. July 29, 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Conjure up some summer movie magic with a full series of wizarding movies. Popcorn and drinks are provided. Call 757-7323 for titles.
No pre-registration required for programs except where noted in the program description. Call 757-7323. There will be a programming break May 1 through 30 and August 1 through 31.
Tuesdays, June through July, 10 a.m. Ages: 0 to 12 months, accompanied by an adult It’s baby’s first storytime experience. With lots of songs, rhymes and cuddles, caregiver and child will establish a strong foundation for future literacy and a lifetime of learning.
Wonderful Ones Tuesdays, June through July, 11 a.m. Ages: 12 to 24 months, accompanied by an adult An energetic storytime to match the energy of beginning walkers. Caregiver and child will participate in active songs, whole body movements and stories to continue exposure to literature and language.
Toddler Storytime Wednesdays, June through July, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. Ages: 2 to 3 years A lively mix of songs, fingerplays and stories designed to encourage boisterous toddlers in their growing love of books.
Preschool Storytime Thursdays, June through July, 10 a.m. Ages: 4 to 5 years Filled with music, stories and fun, this vivacious, music-filled storytime will strengthen children’s pre-literacy skills and prepare them for a bright future of reading.
Wacky Wednesday Wednesdays, June 11 and July 9, 1 or 4:30 p.m. Ages: 6 to 12 years Explore the world with a different hands-on activity each month.
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY Elementary Extravaganza
Bits, Bytes, and Bots Lego Robotic Workshop
Wednesdays, June 25 and July 23, 1 or 4:30 p.m. Ages: 6 to 12 years There’s so much to discover that Wacky Wednesday couldn’t hold it all. At Elementary Extravaganza, continue to explore the world through stories, music, art and more.
Monday, June 30; Wednesday, July 2 or Thursday, July 3 4:30 or 5:15 p.m. Learn about robots, sensors and how to design a program to make them work using Lego Mindstorm NXT robots. Registration is required and begins June 23. Participants may register for one session only.
SCIENCE ROCKS with Flumpa® and Friends LIVE! Tuesday, June 3, 4:30 p.m. Exercise mind and body while exploring the world of science through music and movement. This fun and fast moving live show features Wendy ‘The Singing Scientist’ award winning songwriter, singer, author and real scientist and Flumpa, the adventurous tree frog. This nationally performing group is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.
The Magic of Science with Tommy Terrific Tuesday, June 10, 4:30 p.m. This summer, Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic show has created a new version called “The Magic of Science”. The show will feature a Magic Trunk containing a huge Magician’s Handbook. Inside the Magician’s Handbook are magic tricks representing a unique branch of science, from Chemistry to Physics, from Biology to Astronomy and beyond. With the help of the Magician’s Handbook, the kids guide Tommy Terrific through a magical adventure where these branches of science come alive in wacky and unexpected ways.
Animal Tales’ Animal Science Tuesday, June 17, 4:30 p.m. So many different animal types. The Animal Science program will introduce and explore the topic of animal classifications. Participants will meet and learn about birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, invertebrates and fish. The audience will be asked to interact with the animals through hands-on volunteering, question and answer and crowd participation activities. All are guaranteed an up-close and personal experience.
Puppets on the Loose in Pajamas Friday, June 20, 4:30 p.m. Uh-oh! It’s bedtime for the puppets, but they’re not ready to go. Don your jammies and join these crazy puppets as they listen to their favorite bedtime stories. Cookies and milk are served after the show.
Bricks4Kids Tuesday, June 24, 4:30 p.m. Build a spin art machine with Legos, then make your own art to take home. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, June 17.
Fizz, Pop, Boom with Mr. Bond and the Science Guys Tuesday, July 1, 4:30 p.m. Mr. Bond and his mad scientists demonstrate a broad range of science areas with tornado simulations, sound, optical illusions and of course, explosions.
Predators to Prey Thursday, July 10, 4:30 p.m. Predators to Prey features animals that illustrate the cycle of life and how every carnivore, herbivore or plant in the food chain plays a vital role to our thriving ecosystem. Meet Elliot, the Eurasian Eagle Owl, and a number of other carnivores and herbivores.
Spin, Pop, Boom! with Mad Science of the Mid-South Tuesday, July 15, 4:30 p.m. Children will be enthralled with the exotic sounds of the didgeridoo tubes and the sight of a mad scientist creating an extra hand (to help with some of the more complicated experiments, of course). An explosion of foam will help end this event and leave the audience begging for more.
Puppets on the Loose on Vacation Friday, July 18, 4:30 p.m. The puppets are ready for vacation. Join them for boisterous stories about relaxing, carefree getaways.
Super Science Tennessee Tuesday, July 22, 4:30 p.m. From explosions to bubbling potions, from atoms to the properties of light waves, Super Science will introduce participants to the wonders of the physical world.
Animal Tales Reptile Scales & Tails Thursday, July 31, 4:30 p.m. For centuries, reptiles have intrigued and horrified people, often due to simple misunderstandings. We will attempt to reverse these misunderstandings with live reptile ambassadors. Participants will be asked to interact with the animals through question and answer, audience participation and hands-on volunteering. Everyone will have the opportunity to find out if snakes are really slimy.
GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY AND GRH&GC Teen Programs
GERMANTOWN REGIONAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY CENTER
Virtual Dance Party
The Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center, at 7779 Poplar Pike, serves as a repository and research center for materials related to history and genealogy. The GRHGC has more than 15,000 reference materials in its collection. Materials are available for the United States and some European countries. The Tennessee Genealogical Society is also located in the Center. Information about the Society is available at tngs.org.
For more information, call 757-7323. Registration is not required unless otherwise stated.
Monday, June 2, 2 p.m. Ring in the summer with a dance party and rock out to favorite dance video games, old and new.
Upcycled Books Monday, June 9, 2 p.m. Give old books new life. Repurpose damaged books into crafts such as boxes, wall art, purses and more.
Graphic Novel Club Monday, June 16, 2 p.m. Who’s the greatest superhero? What’s the most exciting Clamp world? What if Sailor Moon were dropped into the DC Universe? Discuss these questions and more with other fans of comics, manga and graphic novels. Thematic snacks will be provided.
Improv Yourself Monday, June 30, 2 p.m. Learn the basics of improv and some fun new theater games. Props and costume pieces will be provided.
K-Drama Day Monday, July 7, 2 p.m. Join other K-Fans for an afternoon immersed in Korean pop-culture. Complete with dramas, music videos, activities and snacks.
T-Shirt Recon Monday, July 14, 2 p.m. Refashion an old T-shirt into a brand-new one-of-a-kind creation. Bring an old T-shirt (or more than one) and cut, rip, glue, stitch, paint and tie it into a wonderful new piece of clothing.
Murder Mystery Dinner
Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Center will be closed May 26. Programs are free and open to the public, but space may be limited. Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Call 757-8480 for information.
Tennessee Genealogical Society’s Annual Spring Seminar
Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike Fee: $30 for members; $35 for non-members (includes box lunch) TNGS will host its Annual Spring Seminar with Diane L. Giannini, a Certified Genealogist. Topics to be covered include: Where’s the proof? The importance of source citations, I’ve found a clue: now what?, Research using special collections and tricks of the trade. Pre-registration is required.
Let’s Discuss It
Monday, July 21, 2 p.m. Guests are invited for dinner, entertainment…and murder. Help solve the mystery before the killer strikes again. Registration is required and begins on Monday, July 14.
Saturdays, May 21 and June 28, 10 a.m. Join a genealogy/computer discussion group led by Debbie Atchley. Bring up your topic of interest, or just soak up the knowledge from the round table. P. Z. Horton will answer your Family Tree Maker software questions.
Anime Club Marathon
Navigating the Stacks
Mondays, June 23 and July 28, 2 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18 years Celebrate the summer with the extended edition of Anime Club. Enjoy four hours of anime, Japanese treats and animeinspired activities.
Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m. Join Jennifer Baker for a tour of the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center and all its great resources.
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Published on Apr 21, 2014