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DEERFIELD DIGEST

News and information about Deerfield Township

Mason Matters Keeping Mason residents in the know

Mason, Ohio: rated 24th BEST PLACE TO LIVE by Money magazine 2011

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Premier Registration Begins September 16 See page 2 for registration details!

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contents INFANTS & TODDLERS

TEEN (13 – 17 years)

SPORTS Gymnastics....................................... 18

ENRICHMENT Drawing............................................. 9 FITNESS AND HEALTH Group Exercise.................................. 15 Assessments and Screenings............ 15 Fitness Programs.............................. 16 SPORTS Gymnastics....................................... 19 Martial Arts...................................... 20 Track................................................. 20

PRESCHOOL (3 – 4 years) CAMPS Little Feet........................................... 7 SPORTS Gymnastics....................................... 18

YOUTH (5 – 12 years) CAMPS Little Feet........................................... 7 School's Out Fun Days........................ 8 ENRICHMENT Clay.................................................... 9 Drawing............................................. 9 FITNESS AND HEALTH Fitness Programs.............................. 16 SPORTS Gymnastics....................................... 18 Martial Arts...................................... 20 Track................................................. 20

ADULT (18+ years) AQUATICS Swim Team......................................... 7 ENRICHMENT Dance............................................... 10 Technology classes........................... 10 FITNESS AND HEALTH Mammogram, Manicure, & Massage........................................ 11 Community Wellness Expo............... 13 Group Exercise.................................. 15 Assessments and Screenings............ 15 Fitness Programs.............................. 16 Personal Training.............................. 17

The programs and events in CenterPoint are brought to you by the City of Mason, which operates the Mason Community Center. Mason Community Center 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road Mason, Ohio 45040 p 513.229.8555 f 513.229.8556 Programs presented by the City of Mason are open to all, including those who live outside of Mason and those who do not have a community center membership. Programs fees are set by membership status and residency.

registration

ALL PROGRAMS Except Swim Lessons Premier Registration:

(Community Center Premier members only)

begins September 16, 8 a.m. Walk-in, online, or by phone. www.imaginemason.org  •  513.229.8555

Open Registration: September 19, 8 a.m.

SPORTS Edge................................................. 18 Martial Arts...................................... 20

FAMILY SPECIAL EVENTS New Resident Coffee.......................... 3 Parents’ Night Out.............................. 3 Open House........................................ 3 Volunteer Fair..................................... 3 Fall Festival......................................... 3 FITNESS AND HEALTH Live Well in Mason events................ 11 SPORTS Tae Kwon Do..................................... 20

Thanksgiving Day Hours The Mason Community Center will be open on Thursday, November 24, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. with limited facilities. The fitness center, track, gymnasium, and locker rooms will be available. All other areas of the facility will be closed and regularly scheduled drop-in group exercise programs are cancelled. The Center will be open regular business hours on Friday, November 25.

This symbol designates a Live Well in Mason program provided through a partnership between the City of Mason, Group Health Associates, and Bethesda Physical Therapy. This symbol designates a program where volunteers are needed. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer application form located on our web site at www.imaginemason.org. This symbol designates a Young Rembrandts™ program. Young Rembrandts™ encourages creativity, technique, and joy of the artistic process by offering a unique, step-by-step method that successfully teaches children how to draw.

Indoor Swim Lesson Registration

Swim lesson registration is currenly closed. Please check the December 2011/ January 2012 issue of CenterPoint for winter swim lesson dates, times, and registration information.

New to Community Center programs? Please obtain your username and password from the front desk before registering online.

Location: Mason Community Center

Registration will be held at the Mason Community Center.

ON THE COVER: General Manager John Guminey and Chef Maynor Hernandez of BRAVO! Italian restaurant show off one of the tasty dishes to be prepared for the All About the Girls Luncheon (pg. 13) and the Your Health Matters: Diabetes Awareness series (pg. 14).  Photo by: City of Mason


SPECIAL EVENTS

Volunteer Fair

Main Street at Mason Community Center

New Resident Coffee Meeting Room

Residents who recently moved into the City of Mason or the Mason City School District are invited to a coffee to meet other new residents and learn more about the area. The coffee is hosted by Community Basket representative Courtney Allen and is sponsored by the City of Mason and the Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments will be provided and tours of the Community Center will be included. Those in attendance will also receive a one-day family pass to the Community Center. Children are welcome. Day W W

Date 10/5 11/2

Time 10:30-11:30A 10:30-11:30A

Age All All

Fee Free Free

Parents' Night Out

(Premier Members Only!) Kids Korner

OF MASON

Parents, enjoy a night out on the town while your children engage in a night full of fun at the Mason Community Center. The evening will consist of a pizza party sponsored by LaRosa's of Mason, group games, swimming, snack time, and meeting new friends. We ask that you please pack a snack, drink, towel, and a swimsuit for your child. The program welcomes children ages 3 to 12 years of age. Please note children under 6 will participate in preschool-themed activities during swim time for children ages 6 and up.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE CHANGE! Parents' Night Out registrations are changing to give you more time to register. Participants will now be chosen by a random drawing after the registration deadline. Families will stick together and those selected for the first week each month will not be eligible for the second week. This new way of registering will give everyone an equal opportunity to enroll. The drawing will be held the day after the deadline closes and participant confirmations will be sent via e-mail or mail. Please register each child separately. Parents' Night Out is available to Premier Members only. Please see the Membership Services Desk to upgrade your membership if you wish to take part in this program. Day F F F F

Date 10/14 10/28 11/11 11/18

Time 6:00-9:30P 6:00-9:30P 6:00-9:30P 6:00-9:30P

Age 3-12 3-12 3-12 3-12

Deadline 9/30 10/14 10/28 11/4

Fee (PRE) Free Free Free Free

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Community Center Open House

Have you been thinking about volunteering? Visit the Volunteer Fair to learn about the opportunities available in this area. Organizations that rely on volunteers will be on hand to discuss their mission and areas of need. This is a great way to learn about the different needs and goals of these service groups and decide which ones match your personal interests. Day Sa

Date 10/22

Time 10:00A-2:00P

Age 13 & up

Fee Free

Fall Festival

Mason Community Center Celebrate fall with themed activities throughout Mason Community Center. Bring the kids in costume for the parade at 5:30 p.m. and stay to decorate cookies in Meet Me on Main café, enter the coloring contest, play carnival games, hunt for candy on the climbing wall, pull a lollipop in the Symbiosis store and postal unit (maybe you’ll win a prize!), and more. Don’t forget your swim suit! Day Sa

Date 10/22

Time 5:00-7:00P

Age All

Fee Free

Let the ity Center Mason Communfu host your next nction

Whether it’s a birthday party, business meeting, retreat, family reunion, or lock-in, the Mason Community Center has a rental package for you. Party Packages...more than you imagine! Imagine Party Package is designed for up to 12 guests and includes: • party attendant • ice cream and drinks • 3 large pizzas • cake (additional charge) • paper products • downloadable party invitations • T-shirt for the guest of honor • pool parties or gym parties • 2 hours of party fun

Upgrade to an Imagine Plus Package (additional charge):

Exergaming/Climbing Wall Party Gymnastics Party Dance Party Customize your own!

Premier members receive the best rates.

Mason Community Center

Come see what you’re missing! Bring the family to enjoy a free day at Mason Community Center. Instead of climbing the walls from boredom, come climb our rock wall! Swim in the pool, try some group exercise classes, play in the gym, try out the fitness center...there’s fun for all ages! Day Sa

Date 10/22

To register, see page 2.

Time 8:00A-8:00P

Age All

Fee Free

You don’t have to be a Mason Community Center member to take advantage of one of our incredible party packages. For more details, please call 513.229.8555.

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Mason Swimmers Take High Honors Swimmers on the City of Mason’s swim teams placed in top spots at several events this summer. The city has two teams. The Manta Rays competition team swims at the Mason Community Center year-round. It is currently ranked 41st out of 2,700 USA swim teams in the nation. About 270 swimmers ages 5 through 22 were selected for the team through try-outs. The Water Moccasins is a recreational summer team that practices at the outdoor Lou Eves Municipal Pool. Over 200 swimmers ages 5 through 18 signed up for the team this year.

Florida, in the National Open Water 5K Championship and one competed in the10K event. Zoe Thatcher led the way with a 19th place finish in the 10K.

Junior Olympic Championships Thirty-eight Manta Ray swimmers qualified for a total of 155 individual swims at the Ohio LSC Junior Olympics for swimmers 14 and younger. The team finished fourth overall in the large team division, the highest placement in the team’s history.

Ohio Senior State Championships

U.S. Olympic Trials Three Manta Ray swimmers qualified for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. Dani Barbiea, 18 (Senior-Springboro HS), Amanda Smith, 22, (Senior-USC), and Austin Caldwell, 19 (Senior-Loveland HS) will represent the Manta Rays at the Olympic Trials in June of 2012. Barbiea and Caldwell are two of only eight high school aged swimmers to make the trials. To try out for the USA Olympic team, a swimmer must achieve a certain time standard for each event. That standard is set so high that only about 800 swimmers out of the 275,000 in USA Swimming achieve it. Each event will only have 75 swimmers entered in the trials. From the 75 entered, only the top 2 place finishers at the trials earn a spot on the USA Olympic Team.

USA Swimming National Open Water Championships Six Manta Ray swimmers competed in Ft. Lauderdale,

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The Manta Rays hosted the Ohio Senior State Championships for swimmers 15 and older at Kenyon College in July. Forty-five Manta Rays competed and won the team state title by almost 1,000 points over the second place Cincinnati Marlins.

D-II Tri-County League Under the direction of Feliz Hall, the new head coach of the outdoor Water Moccasins team, the team concluded its season with one swimmer taking a first place finish in the Tri-County Swim League D-II Championships and a third place finish for the team. This was the first top three finish in the last eight years. Learn more about Mason’s swim teams at www.imaginemason.org/things-to-do/programs/ aquatics/mason-swim-teams

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Non-resident


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New Name! · New Menu! · New Staff! Open to the Public · Center Membership NOT Required • • • • • • • • •

Fresh brewed Columbian coffee Cold beverages (water, juice, soft drinks) Breakfast items Soup of the day Healthy salads Sandwiches for kids and adults Yogurt and snacks Ice cream treats Freshly baked cookies—yum!

Hours

• Monday - Friday • 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. • Saturday - Sunday • 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Learn to Swim for a Lifetime Knowing how to swim opens up a wide world of opportunities for sports, exercise, and fun. If you are comfortable in the water, you will be happy to try snorkeling, body surfing, water polo, swimming for exercise, boating, canoeing, fishing, and other water-based activities. Some are as simple as playing with your kids in the backyard pool. Imagine the benefits of allowing your mind to wander while you focus on your technique as you swim laps. You’ll leave the water feeling refreshed and satisfied that you have met your goal. Swimming burns calories at a rate of about three calories a mile per pound of body weight. Regular swimming can also build endurance and muscle strength. In the water, you use your entire body but with very little strain on your joints. Learning to swimming is a lot like riding a bike – once you learn how, you probably won’t forget.

Start Early Early swimming lessons for children are believed to help them develop an attraction to water and a positive association with it. The result is that swimming becomes a fun activity for the rest of their lives. It also brings a little peace of mind to parents. While you must still be vigilant, it is nice to know that your child is aware of the water and knows how to handle himself around it. The Mason Community Center is pleased to offer swim instruction for ages 6 months through adult. American Red Cross-certified instructors use the updated American Red Cross aquatics program. Classes meet once a week and class sizes are kept small to provide plenty of opportunity for the instructor to work with each student. Children who require assistance can learn to swim through the Adaptive Aquatics learn-to-swim program. Mason Community Center also offers lap swim during open swim hours and instructor-led water fitness classes at scheduled times. Adults looking for more structured lap swim time or access to a coach for help with stroke improvement can enroll in Manta Ray Masters. For pool hours, including lap swim times, please see the monthly pool schedule, available at the community center and at www.imaginemason.org/hours. Water fitness classes are listed on the drop-in group exercise schedule at www.imaginemason.org/things-to-do/programs/ fitness-and-health/drop-classes/classcalendar and on flyers at the center.

Registering for Swim Lessons Here are the answers to some questions that we are frequently asked about our swim lesson program. Do I need a membership to the Community Center to register for swim lessons? Swim lessons are open to the community, regardless of whether you have a community center membership. However, if you are a member, you will receive a discount on the lesson fees. When is the next registration? Registrations are held after the completion of the previous session. At the end of each session, students are evaluated on their progress. You will want to know whether your child should be enrolled in the next level before you register.

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Fall 2011 swim lessons were listed in the previous issue of CenterPoint and end on November 12. The next registration will begin on November 18 for Community Center priority members. Open registrations begins on November 21. Registration will end on November 27 for winter lessons that begin the week of December 4. The winter session will take a holiday break at the end of the year. Which level should I register for? If you are unsure in which level to place your child, please take advantage of the community center’s free swim lesson testing. To make an appointment, please contact the Aquatics Program Supervisor at 513.229.8555. Otherwise, use the instructor recommendation from your last lesson to select the appropriate level. Where do I go when I arrive for a lesson? If you are a Community Center member, simply swipe in at the turnstiles and head for the locker rooms. If you are not a member, please have your swimmer’s hand stamped at either the front entrance desk or the member services desk at the end of the Main Street corridor. Then head through the turnstiles and to the locker rooms on the right, past the TV lounge area. The family locker room is for parents with boys and girls of all ages. All locker rooms lead into the aquatics area. When you enter the pool area, please take a seat on the benches or chairs and wait for your level to be called by the program supervisor. What should I bring? Each child will need to be in a swimsuit when they arrive on the pool deck. A towel is needed and goggles are recommended. Will there be time to talk to my child’s teacher? There is a 5-minute break between classes for teachers to prepare for the next class. If you have any questions for your teacher, please ask during the 5-minute break before or after your class. Can I swim while my child is taking her lesson? Can I swim with my child before or after his lesson? We regret that we are unable to offer open swim when swim lessons are in session. Please keep your child with you while waiting for a lesson. The leisure pool will be available for open swim after the last lesson ends at 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and at 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Can my child make up a missed lesson? Due to the large number of participants, make-up lessons are offered only if the pool is closed for weather or maintenance. The make-up class will be on the corresponding day of the week after the last scheduled class. A credit can be given for illness; please provide a doctor’s note when applying for the credit. How will I know how my child is doing? At the end of the session, your child will receive a report card that designates if he or she should repeat the level or move on. The instructors will also include personal comments and recommendations for your child. There are many skills to be learned at each level. It is very common for children to repeat a level multiple times until he or she shows proficiency at each skill. We look forward to seeing everyone next session!


AQUATICS Looking for Swim Lessons? Registration for the September-November session of swim lessons is closed. Please look for the December/January issue of CenterPoint for our next session of lessons. Registration will be November 18 - 27 for lessons beginning the week of December 4.

Manta Ray Masters

Activity Room A

Competition Pool

Improve your overall fitness, develop better technique, train for a triathlon, swim competitively, or just enjoy the water. Competitions are optional. Swimmers ages 19 and older of all abilities are welcome. Coaches are available during scheduled practices times to help you attain your personal goals. Additional practices may be added, though you are not required to attend all practices. A Mason Community Center pass is NOT needed to participate in this program. Day Date M-F 10/3-10/31 M-F 11/1-11/30 *No Class 11/24

Time 6:00-7:30A 6:00-7:30A

Age 19 & up 19 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $26 /$30 /$38 /$45 $26 /$30 /$38 /$45

Activity 552008-10 552008-11*

Splash on in! Your favorite water aerobics classes have been transitioned into a more convenient, drop-in format. Same time, same place, but now Premier members get in free! Pick up a complete list of drop-in group exercise offerings at the front desk or view it online at www.imaginemason.org.

CAMPS Little Feet Activity Room B

Treat your child to a new environment and new activities! This half-day morning program is designed with age appropriate games and crafts. Your child will engage in activities to promote social and motor skill development while enjoying a new theme every week. This is a perfect program for introducing your child to a school-type environment. Please pack a lunch, drink, plenty of snacks and an extra change of clothes for each day (just in case). Please note that this camp is only for children who are potty trained. Camp will not be held on days when Mason City Schools are not in session. Day Date Time Age Deadline M-F 10/3-10/7 9:00A-12:00P 3-5 9/26 Helpers in My Community M-Th 10/10-10/13 9:00A-12:00P 3-5 10/3 All About Me M-F 10/17-10/21 9:00A-12:00P 3-5 10/10 Friendship M-F 10/24-10/28 9:00A-12:00P 3-5 10/17 Harvest M-F 10/31-11/4 9:00A-12:00P 3-5 10/24 Fall Favorites: Pumpkins, Gourds, and More! M-F 11/7-11/11 9:00A-12:00P 3-5 10/31 Native Americans and Pilgrims M-F 11/14-11/18 9:00A-12:00P 3-5 11/7 Thanksgiving M-F 11/28-12/2 9:00A-12:00P 3-5 11/21 Emotions *No Class 10/14, 11/17, 11/21-11/25

To register, see page 2.

Caterpillar Lunch & Show

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $59 /$69 /$87 /$104

Activity 536525-06

$48 /$56 /$70 /$84

536525-07*

$59 /$69 /$87 /$104

536525-08

$59 /$69 /$87 /$104

536525-09

$59 /$69 /$87 /$104

536525-10

$59 /$69 /$87 /$104

536525-11

$48 /$56 /$70 /$84

536525-12*

$59 /$69 /$87 /$104

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Parents need a break, too. Take an hour lunch break for yourself while your child relaxes over a lunch brought from home, then watches a movie, enjoys a relaxing activity, or listens to a story. Sign your child up by the week for the lunch out with friends of the same age. Please pack a lunch and a drink each day. Please note that this activity is only for children who are potty trained. Camp will not be held on days when Mason City Schools are not in session. Day Date Time M-F 10/3-10/7 12:00-1:00P M-Th 10/10-10/13 12:00-1:00P M-F 10/17-10/21 12:00-1:00P M-F 10/24-10/28 12:00-1:00P M-F 10/31-11/4 12:00-1:00P M-F 11/7-11/11 12:00-1:00P M-F 11/14-11/18 12:00-1:00P M-F 11/28-12/2 12:00-1:00P *No Class 10/14, 11/17, 11/21-11/25

Age 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5

Deadline 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/21

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $6 /$7 /$9 /$11 $5 /$6 /$8 /$9 $6 /$7 /$9 /$11 $6 /$7 /$9 /$11 $6 /$7 /$9 /$11 $6 /$7 /$9 /$11 $5 /$6 /$8 /$9 $6 /$7 /$9 /$11

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Little Feet Afternoon Adventure Activity Room B

This half-day afternoon program is based off our popular morning program. Your child will engage in activities to promote social and motor skill development. This is a perfect program for introducing your child to a school-type environment. Each afternoon, children will enjoy swimming, gymnastics, and an exercise class. Please bring a bag with swim suit and towel, and a snack and drink for after swimming. Please note that this camp is only for children who are potty trained. Camp will not be held on days when Mason City Schools are not in session. Day Date Time M-F 10/3-10/7 1:00-4:00P M-F 10/10-10/13 1:00-4:00P M-F 10/17-10/21 1:00-4:00P M-F 10/24-10/28 1:00-4:00P M-F 10/31-11/4 1:00-4:00P M-F 11/7-11/11 1:00-4:00P M-F 11/14-11/18 1:00-4:00P M-F 11/28-12/2 1:00-4:00P *No Class 10/14, 11/17, 11/21-11/25

Age 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5

Deadline 9/19 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/21

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $59 /$69 /$87 /$104 $48 /$56 /$70 /$84 $59 /$69 /$87 /$104 $59 /$69 /$87 /$104 $59 /$69 /$87 /$104 $59 /$69 /$87 /$104 $48 /$56 /$70 /$84 $59 /$69 /$87 /$104

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Get Your Discounts! Join the Mason Community Center today and receive special discounted rates on all programs and activities, no matter your residency.

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Day Care Programs Welcome

No schoNool?worries. Supervised care for children ages 6-12 during school holidays.

School’s Out Fun Day Camp is held during scheduled Mason City School holidays and teacher in-service days.

SCHOOL’S OUT FUN DAY CAMP FEES: *No registration deposit is required Pre-payment of the daily fee is required one week in advance of the program. Daily Fee: $19/day for Mason Community Center Premier members $22/day for Basic members $28/day for Mason residents $33/day for non-Mason residents

An Extended Hours Program is available for those who can’t make drop-off and pick-up times.

*Preregistration is required for each camp.

For more information, please call 513.229.8555.

Does your child attend a local day care center? Several area day cares have partnered with Mason Community Center to provide recreational opportunities for their students. Most centers bring children for weekly swim times and some plan special outings. Activities can include the climbing wall, use of the different areas in the gymnastics room, exercising to music led by an instructor, parachute and other group games in the gymnasium, trying out the exergames, and other activities. The staff at Mason Community Center will be happy to work with you to create a program just for your center. To learn more about activities and pricing, please call the Recreation Manager at 513.229.8555.

The Mason Community Center will be open on Thursday, November 24, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. with limited facilities. The fitness center, track, gymnasium, and locker rooms will be available. All other areas of the facility will be closed and regularly scheduled drop-in group exercise programs are cancelled. The Center will be open regular business hours on Friday, November 25.

School's Out Fun Days

School's Out Extended Hours

On scheduled break days in the Mason City School District, Mason Community Center offers special programming. Children will participate in exciting activities, including games, arts and crafts, free time, swimming, and more. Take this opportunity for your child to meet new friends and have fun while you have the comfort of knowing where your child will be. Please pack a lunch, two snacks, a swim suit, and a towel each day.

If it's impossible for you to meet the School's Out Fun Days pickup and drop-off times, sign up for our Extended Hours Program! This program offers both early drop-off and late pickup times. Free time and special programming will be provided. Please pack an extra snack for your camper.

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Thanksgiving Day Hours

Date 10/14 11/17 11/23

Time 9:00-4:00P 9:00-4:00P 9:00-4:00P

October / November 2011

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

Deadline 10/7 11/10 11/16

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $19 /$22 /$28 /$33 $19 /$22 /$28 /$33 $19 /$22 /$28 /$33

Activity Room B

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Day F F Th Th W W

Date 10/14 10/14 11/17 11/17 11/23 11/23

PRE: Premier pass holder

Time 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12

BAS: Basic pass holder

Deadline 10/7 10/7 11/10 11/10 11/16 11/16

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $2 /$5 /$6 /$7 $2 /$5 /$6 /$7 $2 /$5 /$6 /$7 $2 /$5 /$6 /$7 $2 /$5 /$6 /$7 $2 /$5 /$6 /$7

MR: Mason resident

Activity 536502-01 536503-01 536502-02 536503-02 536502-03 536503-03

NR: Non-resident


ENRICHMENT

Pre-School Drawing Activity Room B

ARTS & CRAFTS

Each week, your child will develop fine motor skills and focus on listening, staying on task, spatial organization, and patience, all while drawing along with the instructor. All materials are provided. No lessons are repeated.

Clay for Kids Activity Room B

Have fun turning a lump of clay into an animal figure. Explore handbuilding techniques using the coil, slab, pinch, and hollow body methods along with the basics of shaping and joining. Then learn how to apply textures like elephant skin, fish scales, and fur before applying glazes to your clay creations. Each session will have an animal theme perfect for the beginner to more advanced student. All supplies, tools, clay, and glazes are included. The clay sculptures will be kiln-fired and ready for pickup seven days after the last class.

Day Date Time Tu 11/1-12/13 6:00-6:45P W 11/2-12/14 6:00-6:45P *No Class 11/22, 11/23

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Date Time 10/18-11/8 5:00-6:00P

Grade 1-6

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10/11 $47 /$55 /$69 /$83

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Age 4-6 4-6

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10/25 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120 10/26 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120

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Elementary Drawing Increase your child's self-confidence and self-esteem through drawing. Young Rembrandts’ innovative, step-by-step method can teach any child how to draw—regardless of artistic ability. All materials and brand new subject matter will be provided every week, ranging from animals and landscapes to still lifes—even art history. No lessons are repeated. Day Date Time W 11/2-12/14 4:45-5:45P *No Class 11/23

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10/26 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120

Activity 431202-02*

Senior Center Access Improved The Mason Senior Center has been an important component of the Mason Community Center since the center opened in 2003. Nearly 2000 adults who are 55 and up participate in the programs at the Center. To help make it a little easier for members to get to the Senior Center, some parking spaces close to the building on the far south side of the parking lot have been designated as Senior Parking. These spaces are close to the corner of the building where the Senior Center is housed. To reduce the walk to the Senior Center, members can now enter through the double doors near the new parking spaces. A walkway has been painted on the driveway behind the Senior Center. Follow the walk to the double doors, which are at the end of the hallway that leads from the main Community Center entrance to the Senior Center. The doors are just a few feet away from the inside entrance to the Senior Center.

Since these doors will remain locked from the outside, a doorbell has been installed. Please ring the bell so that one of the Senior Center staff will know to let you in. The Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you are entering outside of those hours, please use the main Community Center entrance. These changes, coupled with the addition of a push button-activated automatic door opener that was added to the Senior Center door early this year, will help make your visit to the Mason Community Center even more enjoyable. Other changes that the city is working on include signage in the parking lot to help visitors locate their vehicle on busy days and signage to remind visitors to be cautious in the drop-off area. Suggestions to improve the convenience and experience for members are always encouraged. October / November 2011

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Cartooning Drawing Activity Room B

Young artists will learn to tell a story or joke through the use of funny characters and background scenes in this fun and engaging class. Giggles guaranteed! Day Date Time M 11/7-12/12 6:00-7:00P *No Class 11/22

Age 7-13

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10/31 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120

Activity 431206-02*

Digital Photo 2

Pre-Teen Drawing/Cartooning

This course will cover using the camera features and uploading, printing, and archiving the images. How many images will your memory card store? What does fully automatic mean? How do you control the resolution and depth of field aperture setting? Learn the answers in this class.

Activity Room B

More complex concepts, such as shading and highlighting, perspective, and color theory, are introduced in this class. This is a fun, social environment for learning foundational art skills that can give your child the academic advantage. No lessons are repeated. Day Date Time Tu 11/1-12/13 7:00-8:00P *No Class 11/22

Age 8-13

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10/25 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120

Activity 431207-02*

Beginning Ballroom Dancing Studio A

Have you ever wanted to learn some of the dances you’ve seen on your favorite reality shows? In this class you will learn the fox trot, waltz, and tango in a fun and engaging environment. Please wear smoothsoled shoes and sign up with a dance partner for this class. Fees are per person. Time 7:00-8:15P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 18 & up 9/28 $39 /$45 /$57 /$68

Activity 421109-01*

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10:00A-12:00P 18 & up 10/18 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30

Activity 441419-01

Learn to adjust the color and contrast, crop and resize the photo, save it in a variety of formats, and manage your database of images. Date 11/1

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10:00A-12:00P 18 & up 10/25 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30

Activity 441420-01

Digital Photo 4 This course will cover digital image manipulations. You will learn color adjustments, cropping, layering, retouching, distortion, blurs, and brush filters. Get the answers to all the questions you have about digital image processing. Please take Digital Photo 3 prior to attending this class. Day Tu

Date 11/8

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10:00A-12:00P 18 & up 11/1 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30

Activity 441421-02

Computer Basics

Mason Municipal Center - EOC (meet in Atrium next to elevators)

Hot Latin Dancing Studio A

Learn the basics of salsa, merengue, and the cha cha. The art of dancing with a partner (leading and following) are also included. Please wear smooth-soled shoes and sign up with a dance partner for this class. Fees are per person. Day Date W 10/5-11/2 *No Class 10/26

Date 10/25

Digital Photo 3 Day Tu

DANCE

Day Date W 10/5-11/2 *No Class 10/26

Day Tu

Time 8:15-9:30P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 18 & up 9/28 $39 /$45 /$57 /$68

Activity 421104-01*

Learn how to define key computer-related terms, navigate using the mouse, and turn the computer on and off properly. You will also learn the concept of Windows, having multiple windows open on your desktop at once, and working with files, folders, and Windows Explorer. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) W 10/5-10/26 10:00A-12:00P 18 & up 9/28 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120

Activity 441400-01

Working with Word Mason Municipal Center - EOC (meet in Atrium next to elevators)

TECHNOLOGY

Learn how to use Microsoft Word and its many functions, including the automatic spell checker, thesaurus, and the grammar correction tool. Word has many features and benefits that you'll enjoy using by the end of this class.

Digital Photography Mason Municipal Center – EOC (meet in Atrium next to elevators)

Day W

Digital Photo 1

Date 11/30

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10:00A-12:00P 18 & up 11/23 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30

Activity 441410-01

Learn the many features of a digital camera while defining those strange terms such as megapixels, jpeg, tiff, resolution, optical versus digital zoom, compression, dpi, and compact flash versus secure digital memory. At the end of the course, you will be able to choose a digital camera that fits your needs. Day Tu

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Date 10/18

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10:00A-12:00P 18 & up 10/11 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30

October / November 2011

Activity 441418-01

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Non-resident


Advanced Word

E-mail

Learn how to incorporate tools like word art, tables, objects, columns, margins, page setup, and mail merge while creating text documents, letters, résumés, envelopes, banners, and calendars.

Learn how to create an e-mail account, send and receive e-mail, set up and use an address book, work with e-mail attachments, and organize saved e-mails.

Day Tu

Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) W 11/2-11/9 10:00A-12:00P 18 & up 10/26 $34 /$40 /$50 /$60

Mason Municipal Center - EOC (meet in Atrium next to elevators)

Date Time 10/11-10/25 6:30-8:30P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 18 & up 10/4 $51 /$60 /$75 /$90

Mason Municipal Center - EOC (meet in Atrium next to elevators)

Activity 441414-01

Activity 441403-01

Microsoft Excel Basics

eBay Buying

Create and edit spreadsheets and workbooks as you learn to use and understand formulas, functions, and labels. This class requires a good understanding of Microsoft Explorer and Windows, menus and tool bars, and basic concepts such as file/save, copy/paste, when to left or right click, and how to highlight text.

Learn how to use your home computer to buy items on eBay. Electronics, cars, clothing, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, digital cameras, and everything else are available on eBay, the world's online marketplace. Have you been looking for that one-of-a-kind item? Don't miss this informative hands-on class.

Day Tu

Day Tu

Mason Municipal Center - EOC (meet in Atrium next to elevators)

Date Time 11/8-11/29 6:30-8:30P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 18 & up 11/1 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120

Mason Municipal Center - EOC (meet in Atrium next to elevators)

Activity 441413-01

Date 11/15

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10:00A-12:00P 18 & up 11/8 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30

Activity 441422-02

eBay Selling

NOW AT SYMBIOSIS! (located in the Mason Community Center) • • • • • • • •

greeting cards swimsuits, goggles, fins, and more candy golf apparel and towels postage stamps mailing services mailing supplies athletic shoes, running apparel, and related items from Mojo Running • handgrips, gymnastics bags, level pins, and more • Mason apparel, bags, and towels

HOURS:

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Mason Municipal Center - EOC (meet in Atrium next to elevators) Learn how to use your home computer to sell items on eBay. Have fun selling everything quickly and easily. You must have an eBay account and know how to buy on eBay prior to this class. Day Tu

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 10:00A-12:00P 18 & up 11/22 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30

Activity 441423-02

FITNESS AND HEALTH Live Well in Mason

Mammogram, Manicure, & Massage Mason Community Center

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In partnership with Group Health Associates and TriHealth Mammography Van, Live Well in Mason is pleased to offer free mammograms to the community. Sign up for a mammogram and receive a polish change (October 7 only), compliments of the Paul Mitchell School of Cincinnati, and a chair massage from Nancy Morrison, LMT at Lighthouse Massage. Appointments are set for every 15 minutes. Schedule today. Day F M

To register, see page 2.

Date 11/29

Date 10/7 10/10

Time 8:00A-12:00P 8:00A-1:00P

Age 35 & up 35 & up

Fee Free Free

Activity 486113 486115

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Mammogram,

Manicure & Massage Pamper yourself for good health. Sign up for a free mammogram between � a.m. and �� p.m. on Friday, October �, or between � a.m. and � p.m. on Monday, October ��. You’ll also recieve a polish change (October � only), compliments of Paul Mitchell School of Cincinnati, and a chair massage from Nancy Morrison, LMT at Lighthouse Massage. See page �� for registration details.

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THINGS TO DO UNDER $20 OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Date

Event

Price

Date

Event

Price

10/5

New Resident Coffee

Free

11/2

New Resident Coffee

Free

11/9

Your Health Matters Series: Diabetes Free Awareness

11/9

Know Your Numbers: Cholesterol & Glucose Screenings

$0-$19

11/11

Parents’ Night Out (Premier Only)

Free

10/7, 10/10 Mammogram, Manicure & Massage

Free

10/7-11/4

Senior Fitness Training

$0-$15

10/12

Community Wellness Expo

Free

10/12

All About the Girls Luncheon

Free

10/12

Nutritious Family Dinners

$5-$10

10/12

College Funding

Free

11/1112/16

Senior Fitness Training

$0-$15

10/14

Parents’ Night Out (Premier Only)

Free

11/18

Parents’ Night Out (Premier Only)

Free

10/22

Community Center Open House

Free

11/21

Enjoying Healthier Holidays

Free

10/22

Volunteer Fair

Free

11/26

Thanksgiving Ride

$0-$20

10/22

Fall Festival

Free

10/22

Halloween Family ZUMBAthon

$0-$20

Varies

Learn to Belay

$0-$8

10/24

Beat to Beat: Arrhythmia Presentation

Free

Any

Golf at the Bruin (18 holes)

$14-$15

Weekly

Caterpillar Lunch & Show

$6-$11

10/28

Parents’ Night Out (Premier Only)

Free

Varies

Digital Photography

$17-$30

Varies

Fitness Center Orientation

Free to members

Tu,Th

Nutrition Tips

Free to members

Please note that most programs listed require registration. All “Things To Do Under $20” programs and events, including descriptions and registration details, can be found in this issue of CenterPoint. Price ranges are determined by membership status and residency. Non-residents are welcome to participate in any program or event unless otherwise noted. See page 2 for how to register.

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Community Wellness Expo Discover new and time-honored ways to get and stay healthy, featuring: · · · · · · ·

Presentations (see below) Strongest Grip in Mason friendly competition Family Dance for Fun Acupuncture Nutritious Eating Information Morning Workout Routines Chair Massages

Let us help you take charge of your health at this free, family-friendly event!

October ��, ����

� - �� a.m. | � - � p.m. *All About the Girls Luncheon

As part of Live Well in Mason’s national Breast Cancer Awareness Month presentation, Dr. William Buckley of TriHealth will host a luncheon sponsored by BRAVO! Italian restaurant to discuss breast health for women of all ages. Issues such as mammograms, self-exams, and others will be covered. Please register soon as space is limited. Time 11:30A-12:30P

Age 15 & up

Deadline 10/5

Fee Free

Activity 486111-01

**Nutritious Family Dinners

Join Registered Dietitian Kathy Haugen of TriHealth for a fun, interactive presentation and cooking demo. Kathy will discuss and prepare a nutritious dinner for the family. Time Age Deadline Fee Activity All 10/5 $5 486112-01 5:30-6:30P Individual Registration 5:30-6:30P All 10/5 $10 486112-02 Family Registration – 2 or more participants from the same household. Limit 5 per family.

Schedule of Events 9 a.m.

Flu Shot Facts

Pam Baird BBA, Tri Health

10 a.m.

Demystifying Acupuncture

Dr. Peter Sheng Medical Director of TriHealth Integrative Health and Medicine

11 a.m.

Enhancing Wellness through Art Therapy

Sarah Malloy Positive Pathways, Children’s Art Therapist

11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

All About the Girls Luncheon*

Dr. William Buckley Group Health Associates, Obstetrics/Gynecology

5 p.m.

Family Financial Fitness

Greg Franklin President, Franklin Financial Services

5:30 6:30 p.m.

Nutritious Family Dinners Dinner**

Kathy Haugen RD, LD, and ASPIRE Health Coach

7 p.m.

College Funding

Todd Kelly Summit Financial Group

Registration required for luncheon and dinner only. See program descriptions and registration details above.

To register, see page 2.

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Member Flu Shots

Need a flu shot?

Activity Room A

Live Well in Mason and Group Health Associates are pleased to offer flu shots to Mason Community Center members. Participants must be 14 years of age on the day of the flu shot. Group Health Associates will bill your insurance company. Please bring a copy of your insurance card with you at the time of your scheduled flu shot. If you do not have insurance, the flu shot is $25. Day W W

Date 10/12 10/12

Time 6:00-11:00A 3:00-7:00P

Age 14 & up 14 & up

Deadline 10/5 10/5

Fee (PRE/BAS) See Description See Description

Live Well in Mason is pleased to make flu shots available to Mason Community Center members through Group Health Associates.

Beat to Beat: Advances in Arrhythmia Treatment

Wednesday, October 12 6 - 11 a.m. 3 - 7 p.m.

Senior Center

"Beat to Beat," is a free program on atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmia disorders presented by Bethesda North Hospital Heart & Vascular Center. Gaurang Gandhi MD, cardiologist/electrophysiologist, and Loren Hiratzka MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, will be the featured speakers. Those attending will: •  learn about curative options for atrial fibrillation and other irregular heart rhythms

Please register by October 1. Pick up a form on your next visit to Mason Community Center.

Ages 14 and up. For information, please see page 14.

•  fi  nd out about the latest minimally invasive treatments, including surgical and non-surgical procedures •  hear directly from patients about their treatment and recovery For more information or to register, call the Wellness Supervisor at 513.229.8555. Day M

Date 10/24

Time 6:30-8:00P

Age 18 & up

Deadline Fee 10/17 Free

Activity 486300-01

Know Your Numbers: Cholesterol & Glucose Screenings

Your Health Matters Series: Diabetes Awareness Meeting Room

Meeting Room

Your heath matters! November is American Diabetes Awareness Month. Live Well in Mason is pleased to feature TriHealth’s Dr. Padma Mangu at a lunch by BRAVO! Italian restaurant. Dr. Mangu will speak about Diabetes Health and Awareness Today. Day W

Date 11/9

Time 11:30A-12:30P

MASON COMMUNITY CENTER • 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road 513.229.8555 • www.imaginemason.org

Age All

Deadline Fee 11/2 Free

Activity 486402-03

Live Well in Mason offers fasting cholesterol and glucose screenings. You will receive your results the day of your screening and have an opportunity to discuss your results with a TriHealth specialist. The first 50 registered participants are free. Once the first 50 spaces have been filled, additional screenings will cost $19, paid upon scheduling of the appointment. Participants are limited to one free screening per calendar year. All participants must pre-register. We regret that we are no longer able to accept walk-in screening participants. Beginning in 2012, screening will only be offered in March and October so please plan ahead. Please call the Wellness Supervisor at 513.229.8555, extension 5546, to register for your screening. Day W

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PRE: Premier pass holder

Date 11/9

Time 7:00-10:00A

BAS: Basic pass holder

Age All

Deadline 11/2

MR: Mason resident

Fee See Description

NR: Non-resident


Enjoying Healthier Holidays

Thanksgiving Ride Studio A

Meeting Room

Learn to enjoy the holidays in healthier way with a US Foods chef and a registered dietition. This event will host a food tasting of healthy alternatives to your favorite holiday foods and recipes will be available for you to try at your next family function. Nutrition information will be calculated so a side-by-side comparison can be made. Come over and get answers your cooking and nutrition questions. Enjoy a healthier holiday season to help you Live Well in Mason. Day M

Date 11/21

Time 6:00-7:00P

Age All

Fee Free

GROUP EXERCISE

Visit www.imaginemason.org for our complete drop-in group exercise schedule, with over 70 sessions to choose from each week. Classes range from relaxing yoga to strenuous exercise programs, with different formats, equipment, and instructors. There’s no need to register – just drop in at Mason Community Center in time for the classes you want. Please pick up a studio class card at the Member Services desk when you arrive for a session. Premier members: Free Basic members: $2 per class Senior Center Healthy Lifestyles members: $4 per class Senior Center Social Program members: $6 per class Non-members: Free with purchase of a day pass ($20 for an adult)

Halloween Family ZUMBAthon Gymnasium

Scare those pounds away and come celebrate Halloween the ZUMBA way. ZUMBA fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away. Enjoy some festive music and come dressed to enter the costume contest. Maybe you’ll win a prize! Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Sa 10/22 11:00A-12:15P 8 & up 10/15 $0 /$2 /$20* /$20* 461601-03 *Non-members may participate by purchasing a daily pass ($20 for adults). Become a member the same day and get $20 off your first month.

Come bust that Thanksgiving gut and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a fun-filled ride that will work off that extra piece of pie! Please help us feed others by bringing in canned goods to donate to the Mason Food Pantry. Space is limited, so sign up today! Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Sa 11/26 8:00-9:15A 12 & up 11/19 $0 /$2 /$20* /$20* 469116-05 *Non-members may participate by purchasing a daily pass ($20 for adults). Become a member the same day and get $20 off your first month.

ASSESSMENTS AND SCREENINGS

Fitness Assessments Assessment Room

Take the first step towards better health or track your fitness progress by taking baseline fitness tests and consulting with certified staff, and compare yourself to the national norm. Fitness evaluations include resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardio respiratory fitness, and flexibility. Assessments are recommended every 3 to 6 months or at the start of an exercise routine to track fitness progress. A full assessment takes approximately one hour. Please wear gym shoes and shorts or comfortable pants. You may pick up the request form at the fitness customer service desk or contact the Wellness Supervisor at 513.229.8555 to schedule your appointment. Day By Appointment *Up to 4 a year

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $0* /$30 /$38 /$45

Fitness Center Orientations Fitness Center

Whether you are new to fitness or returning to the gym after some time off, schedule a free Fitness Center Orientation with one of our fitness specialists. Get acclimated to the gym environment during your 30-minute orientation to the circuit weight machines and cardiovascular equipment. You’ll also receive a basic workout routine created by a personal trainer. Stop by the fitness customer service desk to arrange a session today. Day By Appointment

Age 12 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS) Free to members

Nutrition Tips Member Lounge

Registered Dietitian Miriam K. Jackobs will be at the center twice a week to answer your nutrition questions. Stop by for some quick and easy tips about proper food planning and nutrition. Day Tu,Th *No Class 11/23

To register, see page 2.

Age 15 & up

Date 10:45-11:45A

Time 15 & up

Fee Free

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FITNESS PROGRAMS

YOUTH AND TEENS

Strength Circuit Challenge

Youth Strength & Flexibility Academy

A tip from Community Center personal trainer, Kevin Furay

Gymnasium B

Have you ever sat on the sidelines and observed your athlete run out of energy, steam, or enthusiasm due to fatigue? Has fatigue impacted his or her true ability to have lasting endurance to play to their potential? Have you ever thought your athlete’s self-esteem would be higher if he or she performed to their potential by being in better shape? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then the Youth Strength & Flexibility Academy is the right place for your athlete to improve for next season. Developing endurance and strength are paramount to better performance. Flexibility training reduces the risk of injury, decreases muscle tension, and increases motor performance and functionality. As sports become increasingly competitive, developing strength and flexibility in the off season is a wonderful way to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition. Personal trainers and youth coaches will apply their knowledge, skill, and ability to facilitate technical instruction to help your athlete enhance his or her skills through strength training and flexibility exercises. Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Date 10/18-11/1 10/18-11/1 11/8-11/22 11/8-11/22

Time 6:00-6:45P 7:00-7:45P 6:00-6:45P 7:00-7:45P

Age 9-11 12-14 9-11 12-14

Deadline 10/11 10/11 11/1 11/1

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $25 /$29 /$37 /$44 $25 /$29 /$37 /$44 $25 /$29 /$37 /$44 $25 /$29 /$37 /$44

Activity 461800-01 461800-02 461800-03 461800-04

Need a fresh idea for a quick workout? Thirty minutes is all you need for an invigorating strength circuit challenge! Here's a quick workout that will skyrocket your energy levels, help you focus, and burn off some unwanted calories. This workout can be done daily to maintain your fitness when you're too busy to get in your full workout or used to increase strength and endurance. Challenge yourself to maximize intensity and work through as many rounds as possible with as little rest as possible. After a general warm-up, do this strength circuit for up to 30 minutes or for as many rounds as possible: • 400m on the rowing machine (damper set to 10) • 10 goblet squats* (M: Start at 20lbs; F: Start at 10lbs) • 10 seated rows (M: Start at 60lbs; F: Start at 45lbs) • 10 push-ups (M: Start with hands on a workout bench; F: Start with hands on a waist height object (table, bosu on a bench, etc.) Beginners should try to complete five rounds, intermediate: seven rounds, and advanced athletes should try for eight or more round in the 30 minute workout. Work on sound technique for each exercise, which is essential for avoiding injury.  Once you’ve built up your stamina, begin adding 5 to 10 pounds per exercise and try the challenge anew!

*Goblet squat: Start by standing tall with your feet slightly more than shoulder width apart, toes turned out. Cradle a dumbbell vertically to your chest like you’re holding a goblet (you can also use kettlebells). Now squat down and allow your elbows, which should be pointed down, to graze past the inside of your knees. Your feet should remain flat on the floor during your squat, and keep your chest up. If you have questions about this or any of the other listed exercises, please visit the fitness center desk to talk to one of our fitness specialists.

ADULTS

Senior Fitness Training Fitness Center

Stay strong with a senior workout program that is perfect for all fitness levels. Join us in a circuit program designed each week by a certified personal trainer and run by a fitness specialist. Circuit training is a great way to get maximum results in minimum time. It is one of the best methods of exercising since it provides all around fitness, tone, and strength. Join us in the Fitness Center! Day Date F 10/7-11/4 F 11/11-12/16 *No Class 11/25

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PRE: Premier pass holder

Time 11:00-11:45A 11:00-11:45A

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 55 & up 9/30 $0 /$10 /$13 /$15 461603-02 55 & up 11/4 $0 /$10 /$13 /$15 461603-01*

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Non-resident


Clinical Exercise

Fitness Center

PERSONAL TRAINING

Personal Training Activity Room

  Need a little extra motivation and accountability?   Not getting results?   Crunched for time?   Want to improve your appearance?   Hope to improve your athletic performance?   Want better health?   Need to reduce stress? If you answered yes to any of these items, you can benefit from personal training. Take the guesswork out of your workout and maximize your effort with the help of a Certified Personal Trainer. Our certified personal trainers will assess your current fitness level and coach you through an effective exercise program tailored to fit your needs. Mason Community Center offers a variety of training packages to match your goals. Stop by the Customer Service desk for more information or call 513.229.8555 to get started! 30-Minute Personal Training Packages Individual One 30-Minute Session: Six 30-Minute Sessions: Twelve 30-Minute Sessions:

Premier $30 $162 $316

Basic $35 $190 $371

Non-Member $53

Partner One 30-Minute Session: Six 30-Minute Sessions: Twelve 30-Minute Sessions:

Premier $45 $243 $475

Basic $52 $285 $558

Non-Member $78

1-Hour Personal Training Packages Individual One 1-Hour Session: Six 1-Hour Sessions: Twelve 1-Hour Sessions:

Premier $50 $270 $528

Basic $58 $317 $621

Non-Member $87

Partner One 1-Hour Session: Six 1-Hour Sessions: Twelve 1-Hour Sessions:

Premier $75 $405 $792

Basic $88 $476 $931

Non-Member $132

Small Group Training 30 Minutes 3 Participants 4 Participants

Premier $17 $13

Basic $20 $15

Non-Member $30 $23

1 Hour 3 Participants 4 Participants

Premier $34 $25

Basic $39 $29

Non-Member $59 $44

Ask about our large group training or private group exercise classes.

To register, see page 2.

Clinical Exercise Program Helps You Get Back to Fitness Are you ready to go to the gym, but there’s an ache or pain preventing you from doing so? Maybe it’s lingering issues with an old injury or something that’s been an annoyance for a while. Perhaps you are hesitating because you’re not sure whether exercise will help it or make it worse. The solution may be a more medicallybased workout program through the Mason Community Center’s clinical exercise program. This program pairs you with a certified athletic trainer from TriHealth. The athletic trainer will work with you to design a personalized exercise program to ensure your safe return to exercise and activity. All you need is a referral from your physician describing the issue and releasing you to exercise. The certified athletic trainer will then meet with you to discuss your medical conditions and design a program focused on your specific needs. The Community Center offers a variety of facilities to help you on your wellness journey, ranging from equipment in the fitness center to the track and warm water therapy pool. To learn more, please ask to see the Wellness Supervisor on one of your visits to the center, or call the Wellness Supervisor at 513.229.8555. Session Package 1 Session 4 Sessions 8 Sessions

Fee (Premier/ Basic/ Non-Member) $51 $60 $90 $125 $146 $219 $238 $280 $420

Mason’s Post Rehab Program Let our Certified Personal Trainer help you transition from managed physical therapy to your own exercise program • 12-week program • Certified Personal Trainer guidance • A workout routine specific to your needs • Full membership at Mason Community Center for 12 weeks • No enrollment fee to continue your Community Center membership

To learn more, stop in to talk with our Wellness Supervisor or call 513.229.8555 Mason Community Center 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road Mason OH 45040 513.229.8555 www.imaginemason.org

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SPORTS

Open Gym Usage

EDGE

Due to our annual Youth Basketball program, open gym times will be adjusted to accommodate practice times and games. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Learn to Belay The Edge

Obtain independence through knowledge of basic climbing and belaying skills. Belaying is the process of managing the climbing rope, taking rope in or playing it out depending on the direction in which the climber is moving, and locking it off securely in the event of a fall. As a belayer, you have in your hands the safety of a climber high above who is counting on you to perform well. This is a great opportunity for teamwork building. Day Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa

Date 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

Time 12:00-1:00P 12:00-1:00P 12:00-1:00P 12:00-1:00P 12:00-1:00P 12:00-1:00P 12:00-1:00P 12:00-1:00P

Age 18 & up 18 & up 18 & up 18 & up 18 & up 18 & up 18 & up 18 & up

Deadline 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $0 /$5 /$7 /$8 $0 /$5 /$7 /$8 $0 /$5 /$7 /$8 $0 /$5 /$7 /$8 $0 /$5 /$7 /$8 $0 /$5 /$7 /$8 $0 /$5 /$7 /$8 $0 /$5 /$7 /$8

Activity 411300-01 411300-02 411300-03 411300-04 411300-05 411300-06 411300-07 411300-08

Tiny Tumblers Designed just for 3 year olds, your child will learn to follow directions without the assistance of a parent and focus on basic gymnastics skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, headstands, and backbends. He or she will also work on circuit training and be introduced to the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. Day Date M 10/17-12/5 Tu 10/18-12/6 W 10/19-12/7 Th 10/20-12/15 Th 10/20-12/15 F 10/21-12/9 Sa 10/22-12/10 *No Class 11/24

Time 10:30-11:15A 11:00-11:45A 4:15-5:00P 10:15-11:00A 4:00-4:45P 11:15-12:00P 10:30-11:15A

Age 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Deadline 10/10 10/11 10/12 10/13 10/13 10/14 10/15

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98

Activity 432369-01 432369-02 432369-03 432369-04* 432369-05* 432369-06 432369-07

GYMNASTICS

Jumping Jacks

Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

The City of Mason is pleased to offer state-of-the-art facilities for gymnastics programs. The 8,200 square foot gymnastics area is complete with tumbling tracks, a table vault, and a Resi-Pit-lined gymnastics pit. Students are able to participate recreationally or move on to the competition level with the Mason Community Center’s own Mason Twisters. Make-up classes will be scheduled only if the facility is closed for weather or maintenance, or if class is cancelled due to instructor illness. The make-up class will be on the corresponding day of the week after the last scheduled class.

Mom and Me This parent and child class will help develop your child's basic motor skills through jumping, skipping, hopping, running and rolling. You will use beams, wedges, and mats to engage your child through structured play. Day Date M 10/17-12/5 Tu 10/18-12/6 W 10/19-12/7 Th 10/20-12/15 F 10/21-12/9 Sa 10/22-12/10 *No Class 11/24

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Time 10:00-10:30A 10:30-11:00A 10:00-10:30A 9:45-10:15A 9:45-10:15A 10:00-10:30A

October / November 2011

Age 18mo-3yr 18mo-3yr 18mo-3yr 18mo-3yr 18mo-3yr 18mo-3yr

Deadline 10/10 10/11 10/12 10/13 10/14 10/15

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98 $56 /$65 /$82 /$98

Activity 432360-07 432360-08 432360-09 432360-10* 432360-11 432360-12

Your child will improve gross motor skills, flexibility, and coordination through circuit training and will have the opportunity to put the skills together to form a small routine. He or she will also be introduced to the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. Day Date Tu 10/18-12/6 W 10/19-12/7 W 10/19-12/7 Th 10/20-12/15 Th 10/20-12/15 F 10/21-12/9 Sa 10/22-12/10 *No Class 11/24

Time 3:00-4:00P 10:30-11:30A 5:00-6:00P 11:00A-12:00P 6:00-7:00P 10:15-11:15A 11:15A-12:15P

Age 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5

Deadline 10/11 10/12 10/12 10/13 10/13 10/14 10/15

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $71 /$83 /$104 /$125 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125

Activity 432370-01 432370-02 432370-03 432370-04* 432370-05* 432370-06 432370-07

Sassy Sixes and Sevens Students will work on gymnastics drills, conditioning, and routines similar to those introduced in the Beginners and Advanced Beginners classes and continue to improve on basic gymnastic skills, flexibility, and strength. Day Date Tu 10/18-12/6 W 10/19-12/7 Th 10/20-12/15 Sa 10/22-12/10 *No Class 11/24

PRE: Premier pass holder

Time 5:00-6:00P 7:15-8:15P 5:00-6:00P 12:15-1:15P

Age 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7

BAS: Basic pass holder

Deadline 10/11 10/12 10/13 10/15

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $71 /$83 /$104 /$125 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125

MR: Mason resident

Activity 432365-06 432365-07 432365-08* 432365-09

NR: Non-resident


Advanced Sassy Sixes and Sevens Younger students who are ready for more advanced gymnastics skills may be invited by their instructor to participate in this class. He or she will work on more advanced routines on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. Please note that invitation for this program is at the discretion of the gymnastics coaches. Day Date Tu,Th 10/18-12/13 *No Class 11/24

Time 5:00-6:30P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6-7 10/11 $223 /$262 /$328 /$393 432367-02*

Beginners Introduce your child to the world of gymnastics. Students will learn basic gymnastics skills on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam and vault. Your child will then learn to put the skills together to form a routine. Conditioning and flexibility are also introduced at this level. Day Date Tu 10/18-12/6 Th 10/20-12/15 *No Class 11/24

Time 6:00-7:00P 7:00-8:00P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 8-17 10/11 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125 8-17 10/13 $71 /$83 /$104 /$125

Activity 432384-01 432384-02*

Advanced Beginners Students in this class have some gymnastics experience and have mastered the basic Beginners skills. They should be able to perform all Beginners routines. This class will provide a greater challenge to students on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. Day W

Date 10/19-12/7

Time 6:00-7:15P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 8-17 10/12 $88 /$103 /$129 /$155

Swing Easy A tip from Andy Horn, golf pro at the Golf Center at Kings Island As we begin the fall golf season, I think of the line Tom Watson would use this time of year. “When it’s breezy, swing easy,” he’d say. This is not so easy to do. Whenever the wind blows, human instinct pleads for the player to swing hard. But harder swings produce more chance for bad swings, off-balance swings, too much tension, and an open club face. Here are a few tips to work on. First, if the shot is normally a 7 iron, simply take a 6 iron and swing smoothly. You can also play the ball back in your stance so the ball will fly a little lower and bore through the wind. Second, you can choke down on the club and make a ¾-length back swing. This will help your lower body stay more still and finish more in balance, and you will hit the ball more solidly. Work on this at the range and you will see more solid shots flying straighter, lower, and boring through the fall winds. Good Luck!

Activity 432381-05

Open year round Winter Rates Beginning October 21

Gift Certificates for every occasion A City of Mason Recreation Property 6042 Fairway Dr. Mason, Ohio 45040 513-398-7700 • www.thegolfcenter.com To register, see page 2.

$29 Monday – Friday $39 Saturday and Sunday until noon After noon - $29

October / November 2011

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Adding Intervals to Your Training Increase your speed and stamina quickly and effectively through interval training.

MARTIAL ARTS Presented By I. K. Kim Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do Meeting Room

The whole family can learn Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art that specializes in kicking skills. I.K. Kim Tae Kwon Do Centers teach traditional martial arts, focusing on the development of students as martial artists and emphasizing overall self improvement, self control, and discipline as well as physical fitness, self-defense, balance, flexibility, and strength.

Teeny Tiger This program is designed to interact with toddlers using educational games as part of its fun and dynamic teaching curriculum, while focusing on the very basics of Tae Kwon Do. Day Date Th 10/6-10/27 Th 11/3-12/1 *No Class 11/24

Time 4:00-4:30P 4:00-4:30P

Age 3 3

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9/29 $24 /$30 /$35 /$40 411104-04 10/27 $24 /$30 /$35 /$40 411104-05*

Tiny Tigers This is an age-specific curriculum designed to enhance your child's mental and physical development in a fun, positive, and motivating way while learning basic Tae Kwon Do techniques. Children advance at their own pace and earn colored belts through rank promotion testing. Day Date Th 10/6-10/27 Th 11/3-12/1 *No Class 11/24

Time 4:30-5:00P 4:30-5:00P

Age 4-5 4-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9/29 $24 /$30 /$35 /$40 411105-06 10/27 $24 /$30 /$35 /$40 411105-09*

Interval training, or a series of challengingly paced runs for a set distance, followed by a recovery period, is an intense but effective way to improve fitness, health, speed, and stamina. On a scale of 1 to 10, intervals should be around an 8 for your physical exertion. Intervals can be run at any distance, typically from 220 yards up to one mile. Recovery time— the period spent lightly jogging or walking after each run—should be equal or lesser to the time spent running. Although there are many variations of intervals, the three basic types are: 1. Repeats: the distance of the repeating running segment does not change (i.e. four 440-yard repeats with a 220-yard recovery jog in between each) 2. Pyramids: the distance of the repeating running segments gradually peaks and then returns to the beginning distance (i.e. 220 yards, 440 yards, etc., up to 1 mile before returning to 440 yards and then 220 yards) 3. Ladders: the distance of the repeating running segments either steadily increases or decreases (i.e. 220 yards, 440 yards, 880 yards, up to 1760 yards, run in either ascending or descending order) Regardless of the type of interval training workout you do, the long-term goal is to improve speed on distances ranging from one mile up to a marathon. The table below can help you pick an interval program to help improve your speed depending on your goal.

Beginner No previous experience is necessary for this class. Adults, teens, and children will train together in a family-oriented program. Day Date Tu,Th 10/4-10/27 Tu,Th 11/1-12/1 *No Class 11/24

Time 6:30-7:30P 6:30-7:30P

Age 5 & up 5 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9/29 $39 /$45 /$55 /$60 411100-03 10/27 $39 /$45 /$55 /$60 411100-04*

TRACK

Youth Trail Running Club

Mason Community Center This outdoor running program will teach your child techniques for safe trail running. This coed program is designed to develop teamwork, selfdiscipline, sportsmanship, and goal achievement through trail running. All participants will train to complete a challenging 5K trail run on the trails at Mason’s Pine Hill Lakes Park. Beginner to advanced runners are encouraged to participate. Training sessions will be outdoors except in the case of severe weather. Parents are encouraged to attend the Goal Run Day on Monday, November 14. Day M,W

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Date 10/10-11/16

Time 4:00-5:00P

October / November 2011

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 10-14 10/3 $67 /$78 /$98 /$117 336540-03

Goal Distance

Interval

5K

220yds/440yds

Up to a 10K

440yds/880yds

10K to Marathon

1600yds/1 mile

Some final interval training tips: • Interval workouts are typically run on a track due to the ease of running predefined distances. Mason Community Center offers a 4-lane, 1/9th mile indoor track available to all members and day pass holders. • Pacing for interval training should be determined in short distance races or runs such as a 5K. Use any of several online pace calculators to design appropriate speed workouts. • Remember to do a recovery jog or walk following your repeats. The distance should be half of your interval distance or more depending on whether you are a beginner or have some interval training experience.

One Stop Shop Symbosis, located inside Mason Community Center along the Main Street corridor, sells running apparel and accessories.

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Non-resident


Procter & Gamble

Downtown Mason. Photo by Colleen Kelley

Golf Center at Kings Island

Mason Community Center

Lindner Family Tennis Center

Kings Island. Photo by Justin Sodano

CP2011_OctNov.pdf  

City of Mason Ohio CenterPoint program guide Oct-Nov 2011

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