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Takoma Park Recreation Department

Fall 2012

Registration Opens - August 15, 2012!

ACTIVITIES GUIDE September - December 2012

• www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation •


WELCOME

Fall -

back to school, back to work, back to recreation classes! Back to after-school programs, teen and senior drop-ins, sports, and harvesting our youth community garden. We strive for programs that connect you to our diverse community, whoever you are.

Takoma Park Recreation Department -it’s so much more than sports, it’s FUN!

Jay Keller, Chair & Cindy Dyballa, Vice Chair

Jay Keller- Chair, Cindy Dyballa- Vice Chair Abraham Coleman, Carolyn Leary Bobb Cherwanda Oliver, Christopher King Howard Kohn, Jane Hurst Jen Wofford, Pat Rumbaugh Peter Munger, Ray Scannell, Sharon Reed

Welcome To Our New Assistant Director

Debby Huffman joined the Takoma Park Recreation Department’s team in early June. She has 13 years of progressive experience in the recreation field working for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County. In addition to her years of service, she has both her undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Parks and Recreation Administration. She has been an active member of the state and national parks and recreation associations since the beginning of her career. She is excited about the opportunity to work with dedicated department staff and a community and City Council that has a strong commitment to recreation. Debby has a passion for the recreation field and enjoys providing services and programs for all ages. “I am excited to Debby Huffman continue to offer a variety of programs to the wonderful people of Takoma Park and I enjoy hearing suggestions from the citizens.”

“Building Community Through Recreation” Spotlight on our Partners

Victor Goodman has been a business owner in the Takoma Park community for over 32 years. His business has served thousands of people and still going strong. He is very grateful for the community support that has lead to his successful career. He has chosen to give back to the community through helping the Recreation Department. “I realize that my kids and grandkids are very fortunate and I am fortunate to be able to give back.” Victor has chosen the Recreation Department because of all the kids we service and he acknowledges they are our future. Victor is the owner of G&G Pawnbrokers, Inc on University Boulevard in Takoma Park. The Recreation Department would like to thank Victor for his generous contribution and assistance to the Recreation Department Teen Program.

Registration begins August 15, 2012




WELCOME City of Takoma Park,

Recreation Department

www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation

Recreation Team

7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. 20912 P: 301-891-7290 F: 301-270-4094

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Partnerships

The Takoma Park Recreation Department has formal partnerships established with neighborhood, community, business and not-for-profit organizations. These partnerships allow our department to leverage resources and generate citywide interest and support for our system facilities, programs and events. We appreciate your support!

Volunteers

Volunteers assist with: coaching, such as the Winter Basketball League; special events, such as the annual Halloween Event; instruction, such as the Senior Bone Builders class, and in many other capacities. For volunteer opportunies please contact the Takoma Park Recreation Department or check out our volunteer section in this brochure.

Gregory Clark Recreation Director 301-891-7227 GregoryC@takomagov.org

John Webster Recreation Center 301-891-7286 JohnW@takomagov.org

Lew McAllister Youth Programs & Classes

301-891-7284 LewM@takomagov.org

Debby Huffman

Eric Rasch

301-891-7226 DeborahH@takomagov.org

Manager for Facilities 301-891-7225 EricR@takomagov.org

Leicia Monfort

Paula Lisowski

Assistant Recreation Director

Teen Programs 301-891-7283 LeiciaM@takomagov.org

Dana Jackson Before & After Care Programs 301-891-7281 DanaJ@takomagov.org

Senior Programs 301-891-7280 PaulaL@takomagov.org

Hazel Hodgson Administrative Assistant 301-891-7290 HazelH@takomagov.org

Our Mission: To strengthen our community through providing recreation

programs, services (broadly defined) and facilities to city residents that emphasize a healthy lifestyle, physical well-being, personal development, citizen involvement, integration of differing cultural and economic communities, and fun. Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation




TABLE OF CONTENTS Program Listing Sections Recreation Committee..................................................2 Recreation Team...........................................................3 Online Registration & Policies.......................................5 Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue......................6 Rental Information........................................................7 Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue........8 Special Events...............................................................9 Tots......................................................................10 - 11 Youth...................................................................12 - 16 Teens...................................................................17 - 18 Multi Media................................................................19 Adults..................................................................20 - 27 Seniors.................................................................28 - 31 Sports..................................................................32 - 34 Partners.......................................................................35 Dog Classes................................................................36 Parks and Permits........................................................37 Volunteer Opportunities.............................................38 Scholarships................................................................39 Registration Form.......................................................40 Inclement weather line: (301) 891-7101 ext. 5605 for cancellations

Community Center 2012 Holiday Closures The Community Center, Recreation Center, and Computer Learning Lab will be closed for the following holidays: Labor Day (Sept. 1 - 3, 2012) Veterans Day (Nov. 12, 2012) Thanksgiving (Nov. 22 - 25, 2012) Christmas (Dec. 25, 2012) New Years Day (Jan. 1, 2013)

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Other Program Locations Heffner Park Community Center Takoma Park Elementary School Piney Branch Elementary School Takoma Park Middle School Hodges Field (behind T.P. Elementary School) Belle Ziegler Park (formally Jequie Park) *Ed Wilhelm Field (behind Piney Branch Elementary School)

42 Oswego Avenue 7511 Holly Avenue 7510 Maple Avenue 7611 Piney Branch Road 7511 Holly Avenue Takoma Avenue & Albany Avenue Recently opened - come visit!

The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings and programs. Anyone planning to attend a Takoma Park City or Recreation event or program and wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations is invited to contact the Recreation Department at 301-891-7290, at least two (2) weeks in advance if possible, at the telephone number listed or through the Maryland Relay Service (1-800-735-2258 TTY/Voice).

Registration begins August 15, 2012




REGISTRATION

www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation

Online Registration:

www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation Registration begins August 15, 2012 With ActiveNet® you can use a credit card to: • Register for recreation classes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! • Reserve a park or recreation facility for an event. • Receive class confirmation via e-mail. • View and print class schedules. • Purchase memberships to Game Room, Teen Room, Gym, and Weight Room.

Instructions for *Online Registration* 1. Access www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation and click on the “Registration” link. 2. Click “Request account”. 3. Fill out all necessary information, making sure to fill out all spaces marked with an asterisk. 4. Click “Submit” or enter other family members into system at this time. 5. Open your e-mail to find your approval letter. Click on link to be redirected to site to register. 6. Next click on “View activities”. Use search criteria to locate the class you want to register for. 7. Choose the class you desire. Make sure you select the correct session (if applicable). 8. Review class information scroll down and click “Add to my cart”. 9. Choose the participant who is registering for the class. Then click “Continue”. 10. Double check you are registering for the right class and click “Continue” to checkout. 11. Choose your payment type, enter credit card number, the security code on back of card, select the expiration date, check the box indicating that you have read the ‘Terms of Use’ and click “Continue”. 12. Print receipt for your records. If you are having trouble registering, or if you have questions concerning classes, please call (301) 891-7290 or e-mail us at recreationinfo@takomagov.org You can still register via mail or walk in: Takoma Park Recreation Department 7500 Maple Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 Make checks or money orders payable to: • City of Takoma Park • Please list ‘program name’ and ‘participants name’ on front of check

Get in the game and help us go green!

Register online!

Wait List Policy * In the event that a program has more interest than available space, we will keep a waiting list. Individuals on the waiting list will be accommodated on a first-come, firstserved basis. In the event that another class is created, individuals from the waiting list will be contacted.

Registration Policies * The Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel any program/class due to insufficient enrollment or to substitute teachers without participant notification. * Classes will be canceled on school holidays, vacations, snow days or any other dates noted in the guide. If schools close midday due to a weather or other emergency, children’s classes will also be canceled. Every attempt will be made to reschedule classes canceled due to weather emergencies, but refunds cannot be guaranteed. * A resident of Takoma Park is any person who lives within the 2.8 square mile corporate limits. A nonresident lives outside the corporate limits. If you are not sure of your residency status, please call us and we will be happy to assist you.

Refund Policy (Please read carefully) * Registrants assume the risk of changes in personal affairs or health. * Refunds will be approved with written/electronic notification received seven working days prior to scheduled start of program. A $15.00 administrative fee will be deducted from the total refund and may take up to 30 days to receive. * Registrant may choose to receive a credit for the remaining amount which may be used for another program. Credits MUST be used by June 30. 2013. After that time the credit will be forfeited. Credits cannot be transferred. * Refunds after the program has begun will be considered only with medical verification (No Exception). No refund after the program has ended.

Late Policy * The City of Takoma Park Recreation Department implements the following late pick-up policy for all program participants. A fee of $10.00 will be assessed for every 15 minutes after the scheduled pick-up time for each participant up to 1 hour or for a total of $40. Payment must be in cash at the time of pick-up and paid directly to the staff member assigned. One hour after the scheduled pick-up time, program staff will bring your child to the Takoma Park Police Department, where parent or guardian can pick-up their child.

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation




COMMUNITY CENTER Takoma Park Community Center ((( Free WiFi )))

7500 Maple Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 Phone: 301-891-7100

Dance Studio

a large studio with mirrors and wood floor • no street shoes on dance floor

Art Room

many forms of medium are used in this space • the art room, kiln, and easels are available to students enrolled in classes • not available for rentals

Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday -------8:30 AM - 9:30 PM Friday ---------------------8:30 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday ------------------10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday --------------------------------------Closed

Your community center has something for everyone... Come and take a look today! Teen Room (13 - 17 yrs) Hours vary by time of year. • a teen only space! • x-box • large screen tv • area for socializing • membership required

Monday - Friday....................... 2:00 - 8:00 PM Saturday................................... 2:00 - 6:00 PM Computer Learning Center: • two rooms • 10 workstations • internet • word-processing • graphics software (and more...) • In all rooms you can print files or save them to USB drive, floppy or CD. One room is for users who need absolute quiet for online exams, writing resumes and the like. Gentle conversation, cell phones, and two-person work groups are permitted in the other room where staff assistance is also available. A valid Takoma Park library card is necessary. Four additional stations are located in the library for those doing reference work and another four can be accessed in the senior room by people 55 and older.

Multi Media Lab

Recently opened in the Takoma Park Community Center, our educational studio features state-of-theart video and recording equipment and instructional courses designed to accommodate new aspiring audio/ video engineers, to intermediate level students that want to hone their skills.

Senior Room (55+ yrs)

Public Access Computers

Auditorium:

• 154 fixed chairs • room for six (6) wheelchairs • a row of seven (7) fixed chairs can be removed • food and beverage not permitted

Game Room (6 - 18 yrs)

Monday - Friday....................... 2:00 - 8:00 PM Saturday................................... 2:00 - 6:00 PM • comfortable funishings and relaxed atmosphere to socialize or read. • 4 computers available for seniors (55+) • several programs are held in the senior room • room is for seniors 55+ only

Hours vary by age and time of year. Features: • ping pong tables • pool tables • foosball tables • basketball arcade-style game • air hockey arcade-style game • membership required

Registration begins August 15, 2012




RENTAL INFORMATION

www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation

Hourly Rental Rates Hours and rates are subject to change.

Meetings • Classes • Rentals • Parties

How to rent a space 1. Fill out a ‘Facility Use Application’ available at Takoma Park Recreation Department (7500 Maple Avenue) 2. Sign the form and submit a check: - $50 refundable deposit (if required) - $ Total Rental Amount

3. Submit to Recreation Department (7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912)

OR Request a space with a credit card from our web site at: activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

Small Meeting Rooms

Large Meeting Rooms

• Rose Room (capacity 12 w tables. 17 w/o tables) • Lilac Room (capacity 20 w tables. 25 w/o tables) • Hydrangea Room

• Azalea Room (capacity 50 w tables. 66 w/o tables) • Heffner Park Community Center* Located at 42 Oswego Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

(capacity 25 w tables. 29 w/o tables)

(capacity 45 w tables. 50 w/o tables)

Takoma Park Resident ----------------------$15 p/h Non-Resident -------------------------------- $40 p/h Commercial ---------------------------------- $60 p/h

Takoma Park Resident --------------------$25 p/h Non-Resident ------------------------------ $50 p/h Commercial -------------------------------- $70 p/h *$50 refundable deposit required for Heffner Park C.C. and for events with 50 or more people.

Auditorium (capacity 154)

The Auditorium is LEED-CI Silver Certified and has 154 fixed seats with two aisles and room for six wheel chairs. The floating wood stage is approximately 18 inches off the floor and 30 feet wide and 19 feet deep at the center. This environmentally friendly space has state of the art lighting system with colored LED washes, sound system with two wireless microphones and connections for up to ten wired microphones. The presentation system has a six foot by eleven foot projection screen in the center of the stage and two small screens on either side of stage. Fee for staffing outside of normal hours of operation or specialized AV services and for extraordinary maintenance demands or required security. Insurance is required. For more information about renting the Auditorium or to inquire about nonprofit organization rentals, please contact Sara Daines 301-891-7224 or e-mail sarad@takomagov.org

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation




RECREATION CENTER ce to A great pla get fit!

Takoma Park Recreation Center 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912 Phone: 301-891-7289

Hourly Rental Information Gym* (capacity 294)

Montgomery County Resident......................$30 Commercial...................................................$70

Meeting Room - BACK (capacity 40) The Recreation Center can be described as a hidden gem. Once inside you’ll discover that it has a basketball gym, cardio-room, weight-room, community programs, and fantastic staff.

Please stop by and discover it for yourself!

Montgomery County Resident.....................$15 Commercial................................................$60

Meeting Room - FRONT (capacity 30)

Montgomery County Resident.....................$15 Commercial................................................$60

Call 301-891-7289 for availability. *$50 security deposit required check or money order only.

Exercise / Weight Room

Recreation Center General (1 Year)

Monday - Friday...........2:30 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday.....................9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday.............................................Closed

Adult (18+ yrs)....................................$35 Teen (13 - 17 yrs)................................$10 Youth (5 - 12 yrs)..................................$5

Time to get in shape! The Takoma Park Recreation Center is convienently located at 7315 New Hampshire Avenue, and features: • • • • • • • • • • •

Membership Fees

*Fall Hours*

dumbbells (ranging in weight from 5 lbs. to 60 lbs.) stair climbers elliptical upright bikes recumbent bikes treadmills leg curling machine leg extension machine incline bench flat bench and more...

Weight Room Fees Adult (6 months).................................$65 Adult (1 year).....................................$100 Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation. All program days and times are subject to change.

Adult Open Gym (18 + yrs) Wednesdays • 8:15 - 9:00 p.m.

For more information on these programs look through this guide... - Futsal - Double Dutch - Chess - Suto Dance - Ladies Cardio/Sculpting Aerobics - Jazzercise - Zumba - Karate Self-defense Club - Cardio Kickboxing - Pilates - Tai Chi

Youth Programs

New, fun, and exciting youth programs take place daily in the Recreation Center.

For more information on these programs visit the Recreation Center - and the friendly staff!

Registration begins August 15, 2012




SPECIAL EVENTS

www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation

TAKOMA PARK DAY OF PLAY Takoma Plays! Invites everyone to our fourth annual Play Day on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Takoma Park Middle School from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Many of the popular events will be back and we will have some fun new activities. Bring your family and friends to play! For more information go to www.takomaplays.org *This free event takes place rain or shine.*

Teens and adults may volunteer any time between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For more information and to find a list of activities, visit Takoma Plays! website: takomaplays.org Play Day is sponsored by Takoma Plays!, a group of local volunteers who encourage everyone to play. Takoma Park has been named Playful City USA by KaBoom.org and our annual Play Day is one reason why. For more information about Takoma Plays! or Play Day, contact Pat Rumbaugh, the Play Lady, at pattenn58@aol.com.

Annual Halloween Costume Contest

The FREAKS come out in the afternoon. Get all decked out and strut your stuff. Categories include most original, funniest, and scariest. Ages 2 and under; 3 - 4; 5 - 7; 8 - 10; 11 - 12; Teen and Adult; and Overall group category. Join in the Fun! Saturday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. Intersection of Carroll and Laurel Avenues, Old Town Takoma Park

Halloween Parade

All are welcome to participate in this walking parade. Follow the Takoma Park Fire Department Fire Truck as it escorts you down the parade route. Beginning at Carroll and Laurel Avenues, following Carroll Avenue to Fire House, left onto Philadelphia Avenue and ending at Piney Branch Elementary School. Saturday, October 27 Approximately 5:45 p.m. (Immediately following the Costume Contest)

Halloween Award Ceremony

Join us for refreshments, sponsored by the Takoma Park Lions Club, at Piney Branch Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, following the Halloween Parade. A musical performance sponsored by the Recreation Department is suitable for all ages. Saturday, October 27 Approximately 6:15 p.m. (Immediately following the parade) Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Avenue

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation




TOTS Kindermusik was developed in the United States over 30

years ago and developed from a program in Germany. It is taught worldwide and is based on the early childhood musical foundations of Kodaly, Suzuki, Orff, and more. Becky Linafelt received her Kindermusik teaching license in 2003 and is proud to be part of the Takoma Park community as a mom and an educator. She is a member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Maryland Music Teachers Association (MMTA).

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.kmwithbecky.kindermusik.net

Kindermusik – Village (Hickory, Dickory, Tickle, and Bounce) Newborn – 17 months

Village classes are designed for lap babies, crawlers and walkers, ages newborn through 17 months. Through a unique blend of multi-level activities that include creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, your baby’s growth and development are stimulated and all senses are engaged. Home materials fee of $30 included in registration fee. Materials include a home CD, instrument, board book, and banner. Maximum 12, Minimum 4. Ten weeks. Prices include required $30 home material fee.

Wednesdays 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

or

September 12 – November 14 Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Ave.

Thursdays 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. September 13 – November 15

T.P. City Residents : $150.00 Non-Residents: $180.00

Kindermusik – Our Time (Fiddle-Dee-Dee) 18 months – 3 ½ yrs

Our Time classes encourage toddlers to uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control, and communication skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming and object identification foster language skills while creative movement to various musical “moods” develops a sense of balance, timing and spatial awareness. Listening and turntaking encourage blossoming social skills. Home materials fee of $50 included in registration fee. Materials include two literature books, an instrument, double CD, and a family activity book. Maximum 12, Minimum 5. Thirteen weeks. Prices include required $50 home material fee.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

September 12 – December 12 Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. or Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

September 13 – December 13 Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

September 15 – December 15 Saturdays, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Ave.

T.P. City Residents: $210.00 Non-Residents: $240.00

Kindermusik – Imagine That (Cities: Busy Places, Friendly Faces) 3 – 5 yrs

Imagine that classes take the preschool age child on a journey of discovery and exploration – a journey limited only by the power of imagination. Pretend play activities are integrated with music, vocal development, storytelling, movement and literature to capture the preschoolers potential to learn and to encourage cognitive and literacy skills, creativity and individuality. In cities, we explore the wonderful, magical, whimsical world of the city. Parents/caregivers/siblings join us for the last 10 minutes of class time. Home materials fee of $50 (included in registration cost) includes double CD, instrument, activity book and two literature books. Max. 8, Min. 4. Thirteen weeks. Prices include required $50 home material fee. Thursdays 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. September 13 – December 13

or

Saturdays 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. September 15 – December 15

Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Ave. T.P. City Residents: $230.00

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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Non-Residents: $260.00


TOTS

www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation

Kindermusik – Family Time (Here, There and Everywhere) Baby – 6 yrs. *Register for all Kindermusik classes Family Time is Kindermusik’s version of the one-room school house. Bringing children of all ages together provides a dynamic and integrated learning experience for everyone. Families with one child or multiple children are welcome to attend. Sibling discount offered for enrollment of multiple children. One $50 home materials kit per family included in registration fee. Home materials include two instruments, two books, family activity guide, and double CD. Max. 12, Min. 5. Thirteen weeks. Prices include required $50 home material fee.

with Becky Linafelt*

To Register for Kindermusik® please visit: www.kmwithbecky.kindermusik.net or call Becky at 240-353-9637

Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Ave. Thursdays 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. September 13 – November 13 T.P. City Residents, first child Each additional child

or

Saturdays 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. September 15 – November 15

$210 $70

Becky has been named a Maestro Teacher by Kindermusik International, the world’s leading publisher of music and movement programs.

Non-Residents, first child Each additional child

$240 $90

Move with Me 18 mo. – 2 ½ yrs

Move with Me offers a chance for a child and parent or adult caregiver to have fun moving together in a fun setting. Each class will begin with simple warm up activities. Music and props such as scarves and shakers will be used to explore creative expression. Children will develop a sense of body awareness and rhythm. Adults accompanying children in this class can be a parent, grandparent or child care provider. Instructor Adrienne Tilton. Max. 12, Minimum 6. Twelve weeks.

Azalea Room, Takoma Park Community Center Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. September 12 – November 28, 2012

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$120.00 $140.00

Let’s Pretend 2 ½ – 5 yrs

Preschoolers love to exercise their imaginations through pretend play. Let’s Pretend class members will develop this natural creative behavior through dramatic readings, improve sensory exploration, physical experimentation, imagination exercises, singing/movement, props and games. We will warm up (like real actors), read a story, engage in exercises & experiments based on the story, and finally perform the story. Instructor Gretchen Doughty. Max. 12, Minimum 5. Eight weeks.

Auditorium, Takoma Park Community Center Thursdays 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. September 20 – November 8, 2012

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$110.00 $130.00

Creative Movement 3 – 4 yrs

Creative Movement for 3 and 4 year olds is designed to create a fun environment where kids will learn body awareness, balance, a sense of rhythm, concentration and gross motor skills. Children will also learn to follow directions and be a part of a group. Each session will begin with stretching and warming up individual body parts starting with the toes and moving up to the neck and head. The class will then move into locomotion activities such as skipping, galloping, marching and dancing. Props such as scarves, shakers and even a teacher’s magic wand will be used to keep the class fun. Self-expression will be encouraged. Instructor Adrienne Tilton. Maximum 12, Minimum 6. Twelve weeks.

Azalea Room, Takoma Park Community Center Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. September 11 – November 27, 2012

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$120.00 $140.00

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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YOUTH Morning and Afternoon Addition

A discount will be offered to those who register for both Morning and Afternoon Addition. T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$2700 $3300

*Payments are broken down into ten (10) monthly payments per child per month. The first two month’s payments are due at the time of registration; this will include August and September. *Once you are registered and payment has been made, the following forms must be completed BEFORE your child can attend the program: Behavior Code Agreement, Medical Release, Authorization for Medication and Authorization for Pick up. All of these forms can be found online at www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation. *On half days of school, the After School Program will be open from 1 - 6:30 p.m. The Recreation Department provides Fun Day Programs on half days and some holidays for an additional fee. *The Morning and Afternoon Addition will not operate on the days schools are closed: holidays or other school closings (including inclement weather, professional days, winter or spring breaks or school emergency closings). *Recreation Staff will escort children who attend Takoma Park Elementary School and Piney Branch Elementary School to and from Takoma Park Community Center on whole and half days.

Register today! Don’t miss out! Morning Addition Ages 5 - 11

This before-school program is designed for those families that need early morning options before the school day starts. Staff will be available to provide informal recreation activities and will escort participants to Takoma Park Elementary School and Piney Branch Elementary School. Children will also have time for homework assignments, breakfast (not provided) or prepare for their day at school. For more information please call Dana Jackson at 301-891-7281.

Afternoon Addition Ages 5 - 12

Emphasis is on providing leisure and recreation programs utilizing our facilities to include but not limited to the computer learning center, dance studio, art room, game room, athletic fields, library and more. We have some exciting activities planned this year including: drama, music, art, special guests, sports, field trips, study time and playtime that will enlighten, empower and enrich minds and imaginations. For information please call Dana Jackson at 301-891-7281. Enroll today, space is limited. Azalea Room, Takoma Park Community Center

Azalea Room, Takoma Park Community Center

August 27, 2012 - June 14, 2013

August 27, 2012 - June 14, 2013

Monday – Friday 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. on full days 1:00 - 6:30 p.m. on early release days

Monday - Friday

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

$1150 $1450

*Payments are broken down into ten (10) monthly payments per child per month. The first two month’s payments are due at the time of registration; this will include August and September.

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$1950 $2450

*Payments are broken down into ten (10) monthly payments per child per month. The first two month’s payments are due at the time of registration; this will include August and September.

Registration begins AugustAddition 15, 2012 Registration for Morning Addition and Afternoon began on July 16, 2012.

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YOUTH

www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation

Kung Fu 4 - 16 yrs

Game Room 6 - 18 yrs.

Come join your friends for some great games and cool features including:

• ping pong tables • pool tables • foosball tables • basketball arcade-style game • air hockey arcade-style game • membership required This is available to kids ages 6 -18 and the hours vary depending upon the time of year. A parent/legal guardian must give consent for child to participate by signing a permission form complete with rules and code of conduct, which is to be signed by the participant also. Membership is $5/year. The room is supervised by Recreation Department staff and is available on a drop-in basis.

Game Room School Year Hours* 6 - 18 yrs.

Monday - Friday 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

*Recreation Department has the right to change hours for programming needs.

This ancient form of self-defense provides physical and mental exercise which could help the students defend themselves by strengthening hand eye coordination. The student will gain physical fitness, mental and spiritual strength. There is a onetime, non-refundable, fee of $50 paid to the instructor at the first day of class for uniforms. Instructor Master Thompson. Maximum 15, Minimum 2. Ten weeks.

Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Saturdays

Sept. 15 – November 17, 2012

Beginners Advanced

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$150.00 $170.00

Ch ec k ou t th es e co ol pr og ra m s!

Taekwondo 5 yrs. and Older

Students will learn how to defend themselves and their families and friends using the traditional martial art of Taekwondo, Korean martial arts. The art involves learning combat skills, sports, fitness, self-defense, self cultivation (meditation) mental discipline, character development and building self-confidence. Instructor Felix Lindeire Maximum 30, Minimum 15 weeks. Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. September 12 – December 29, 2012 or Saturdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. September 15 – December 22, 2012 T.P. City Residents Non- Residents

$140.00 $160.00

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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YOUTH Drawing and Watercolor 11 – 14 yrs

Have fun learning to draw with black, white and colored drawing materials, paint with watercolors, use pen and ink and explore mixed media approaches to representational imagery. Subjects will include still life, portrait, landscape (weather permitting) and floral studies. Beginning students welcome. The focus of the class is appropriate for students interested in developing a portfolio for entry into the Visual Art Center at Albert Einstein High School. Materials fee of $25.00, paid directly to the instructor, will be due on the first day of each session. Six weeks. Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center

Dungeons and Dragons 9 – 18 yrs

They creep through the twilight, quiet as shadows muttering a language long forgotten, a language only spoken by ghosts. Use your imagination and storytelling ability in this classic fantasy role-playing game. Roll dice to cast spells and battle monsters. Creativity and cooperation help the group “survive”. Taught by the library’s own Dave Burbank. Maximum 30, Minimum 15. Five weeks. Auditorium, Takoma Park Community Center Thursdays 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Session 1: September 13 – October 10, 2012 Session 2: October 18 – November 15, 2012 Session 3: November 29 – December 20, 2012

Tuesdays 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

Session 1 September 11 – October 16, 2012 Session 2 October 23 – December 18, 2012

Chess at “The Ranch” 6 – 17 yrs

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$140 $160

Kid’s Night Out 6 – 12 yrs

Want a night to yourself while your kids have a blast with their friends? Bring your children to the Takoma Park Recreation Center Kid’s Night Out! This will be a fun filled night for children. It will involve activities such as games, art & crafts, movies and theme nights. T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

1st & 3rd Fridays of each month 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.

$50.00 $40.00

Chess is fun, and playing the game teaches responsibility, improves discipline, and sharpens thinking skills. It also builds confidence and helps young people make new friends. This course will provide you with the first steps in chess: familiarizing yourself with the board; identifying the chessmen, including the moves of each piece; and learning chess terminology. Eight weeks. Max. 25, Min. 6. Instructor Jim Baxter. Takoma Park Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Fridays 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (on-going) *No class on November 23, 2012 $ Free with membership card

$ Free with membership card

Takoma Fun Facts:

What does the Brazilian City have in common with Belle Ziegler, first recreation director of Takoma Park? The park at Albany and New York Avenues used to be named for Jequie and is now named for Belle Ziegler, but there is more to the story. In 1965 Takoma Park organized a Brazilian festival in honor of Jequie, its Sister City. Over the next decade both Takoma and Jequie hosted a series of student exchanges. The 1965 festival site in North Takoma became Jequie Park. The recent name change to Ziegler Park recognizes Belle’s volunteer efforts including her years spearheading the Sister Cities project. -- This “fun fact” was provided by Historic Takoma

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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YOUTH

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Fun Day Program Ages 5 – 12

The Fun Day Program offers exciting field trips on scheduled whole day school closings and activities and performances on schedule half day closings. Participants will meet at the Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue. On half days only, students attending Takoma Park Elementary will be picked up at their school and children attending Piney Branch Elementary will be picked up in the hallway by the pool by a Recreation staff member. On full days pack a lunch. On half days, bring a snack! Trips, activities and performers are subject to change. Space is limited, sign up early! Date

Activity

Time

Resident

Non-Resident

Monday, September 17

Calvert Cliffs State Park

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$35

$45

Wednesday, September 26

Watkins Park Tennis Bubble

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$35

$45

Friday, September 28

How do they do that (Magic)

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$25

$35

Friday, October 19

Chuck E. Cheese’s

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$35

$45

Monday, November 5

Make Science Come Alive (Slime 1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Time)

$25

$35

Monday, November 12

Let’s Make Ice Cream

1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

$25

$35

Tuesday, November 13

Clay, Clay & more Clay (Mask Makers)

1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

$25

$35

Wednesday, November 21

Learn how to make a pretzel from scratch

1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

$25

$35

Mask Making 6 yrs. and older

Make a plaster cast of your face (a great gift for parents) and make a custom mask designed by you to fit you! Make a mask in time for Halloween and then another personal one or perhaps a Christmas mask?! Make one to hang on the wall or to wear, your choice. No experience is necessary Instructor Rachel A. Gates. Maximum 10, Minimum 2. Fourteen weeks.

After School Puppets 8 yrs. and older

Come to the Takoma Park Community Center After School! Have a half hour break for snack with friends and then leap into creativity. We will design, construct and learn about basic plot and performance techniques. Students will learn to make a character design and build a puppet as well as perform with it. Instructor Rachel A. Gates. Maximum 10, Minimum 2. Fourteen weeks.

Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center

Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center

Saturdays 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesdays

September 15 – December 22, 2012* (No class 9/22)

September 12 – December 19, 2012

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$140.00 $160.00

3:45 – 5:45 p.m.

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$130.00 $150.00

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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YOUTH Double Dutch 6 – 14 yrs

Learn the art of Double Dutch through a fun & aerobic endurance workout that includes single rope jumping, double dutch turning and jumping, stretching, toning, jogging and calisthenics.

Winter Break Camp *Winter Wonderland* 5 – 11 yrs.

Come experience “Winter Wonderland” with the Takoma Park Recreation Department. Campers will have the opportunity to add some excitement to their holiday break while making gifts and presents for their loved ones, playing games and crafts. This winter break is set to be a whole lot of holiday fun. Children must bring lunch. Azalea Room, Takoma Park Community Center Wednesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. December 26 – 28, 2012 (3 Days) T.P. City Residents $85 Non-Residents $95 Before Care Wednesday – Friday 7:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m. T.P. City Residents $25 Non-Residents $35 After Care Wednesday – Friday 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. T.P. City Residents $25 Non-Residents $35

T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (on-going) *No class on December 25, 2012 $ Free with membership card

Community Playtime Infant – 5 yrs

Enjoy open playtime, read stories, work on craft projects, use the playground and socialize. We provide toys, craft supplies, story time and snack. Community Playtime is not open when Montgomery County Schools are closed. Visit www.TakomaPlaytime.org for more information. Heffner Park Community Center Mondays Ongoing

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$ Free

Community Garden 6 yrs. – Adult

Volunteers are always welcome. You will gain hands-on experience about how to grow food as you work alongside garden veterans. Our team of volunteers from the neighborhood, community, Environmental Change-Makers and other area organizations tend, harvest, seed, and water the garden together. (And have a great time doing it!) We also have watering teams that come in daily during hot weather. Installation parties are on selected Saturdays in Spring and Fall. We welcome your help with the garden. Coordinator Todd Leavitt T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

Saturdays

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

*No Community Garden on November 24

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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TEENS

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Welcome to the

Teen Nvasion A.C.T.T. Now (Advancing Community Through Teens Now)

where we are implementing our new initiative of

by taking control and re-establishing the presence of our youth within our community. A.C.T.T. Now is dedicated to providing teens with safe, supervised activities that promote positive self-image, health, wellness, and a sense of community. A.C.T.T. Now will also help teens gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to be on their way of becoming fully functional adults.

Getting Ready for College (SAT Writing) 14 – 18 yrs

This class will help students develop college application essays and practice writing essays for the SAT writing section. We will also cover best practices for the SAT Verbal section. Instructor Barbara Rosenblatt.Maximum 12, Minimum 4. Ten weeks. Lilac Room, Takoma Park Community Center Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. September 1 – November 19, 2012 T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$120.00 $140.00

Smashing Smoothies and Movie Rap Night 12 – 19 yrs

Do you like movies? How about smoothies? How much more would you like them if they were FREE?!?! Join us on the first and third Thursday of each month for Smashing Smoothie Rap Night where you can hang out with your friends, watch movies, make smoothies and be Takoma Park’s own movie critic. Watch the movies and tell us what you think! You might just win something! Teen Lounge, Takoma Park Community Center 1st& 3rd Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. $ Free with Teen Lounge Membership

Teen Lounge 13 – 19 yrs

This special room is for TEENS ONLY! Ages 13 – 19 are welcome to become members to gain access to a 60 inch plasma television, X-Box 360 games, computer workstations, games and a comfortable sitting area for socializing with friends. A parent/legal guardian must give consent for children under age 18 to participate by signing a permission form complete with rules and regulations. Teen Lounge, Takoma Park Community Center Monday - Saturday (hours vary depending on day of week) 2:30 - 9:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on Saturdays)

Teens on the Move (Fall Edition) 13 – 19 yrs

Tired of being stuck in the house on a Friday night or going to the same “hang out spots”? Break the routine and have some fun! Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month as we take trips to Dave-n-Busters, roller skating, laser tag, go-karting, skate parks, movies, and museums, just to name a few. New ideas are always welcome. Teens will meet at the Takoma Park Recreation Center and the Takoma Park Community Center. Advanced registration is required. 1st& 3rd Fridays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. $ Free with Teen Lounge Membership*

*some trips may require admission and/or money for food.

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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TEENS Cedric’s Teen Hard Rock Fitness 12 – 17 yrs

This workout is for all teens. It does not matter if you are skinny, fat, weak, or the star of your sports team. Cedric will show you how to do a workout appropriate for your ability level. Doing this workout consistently will make you feel great!!! Cedric will concentrate on your cardio and strength. These 2 healthy and energizing routines will help you burn calories and strength while building muscles; to help you build a lean, healthy body. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Cedric Brickey

T.G.I.F.F. (Thank Goodness It’s Funky Friday)

13 – 19 yrs

Chill out Every 2nd & 4th Friday with old friends and new ones. Food, fun, games, and prizes, what more could you really want?

Teen Lounge, Takoma Park Community Center 2nd & 4th Fridays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. $ Free with Teen Lounge Membership

T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

Mondays & Wednesdays

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

*No class on Nov. 12 & Dec. 24, 2012 $ Free with membership card

M.A.N.U.P. 11 – 18 yrs

The mission of MANUP is to develop the next generation of successful leaders by impacting the lives of youth through the principles of education, social responsibility, self-empowerment, and economic awareness. The programs are gender specific to enhance male and female development. Several programs include guest speakers, field trips to various educational and fun locations, career development and more. This mentoring program is made possible by countless volunteer hours. These mentors work in cooperation with the Takoma Park Recreation Department.

Teen Lounge, Takoma Park Community Center Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.

Weekly program (ongoing)

$ Free

Teen Drop-In Basketball 12 – 17 yrs

Teen Night 13 – 17 yrs

Looking for something exciting to do? The Takoma Park Recreation Center provides high quality, affordable, safe and FUN activities for teens. Nothing to do on Friday night? Come on out to a night of games, activities and more. Bring your friends for a cheap night out of the house.

So you think that you have skills? Takoma Park Recreation Center is the place to be on Fridays. Showcase your cross-over dribble, your smooth jump shot and your suffocating defense. Our primary goal is to provide young people with a positive athletic experience. T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

Fridays

2nd & 4th Friday

*No drop-in on November 23, 2012

7:15 – 8:30 p.m.

$ Free with membership card

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

$ Free with membership card

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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MULTI MEDIA

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Video Editing with Final Cut Studio 12 yrs. and older

Post production is where the magic happens. Learn how to use today’s premiere video editing software to enhance your digital storytelling skills. Whether you are interested in filmmaking, music videos, or just making videos for fun, this course will teach you how to put it all together in a creative and professional way. Instructor: John Pitt is an award-winning video editor, producer, and director currently working with Takoma Park City TV and Montgomery Community Media. He has enjoyed success in multiple formats including television, the Internet, film and DVD authoring. Mr. Pitt provides industry standard instruction for studio and field producing, camera operation, post-production and professional lighting. Although mostly self-taught, Mr. Pitts’s educational background includes computer science at Hofstra University in New York and video production at the Corcoran School for the Arts.

Beginner Introduction to video editing basics using Apple’s latest version of Final Cut Studio. Participants will learn the general interface, keyboard short-cuts and all pertinent terminology. Learn how to create and organize projects, log and capture video, add transitions and effects, basic text manipulation and timeline based storytelling. Instructor John Pitt. Participants must bring their own hard drive for use of personal footage. Maximum 8, Minimum 4. Six weeks. Multi Media Lab, Takoma Park Community Center

Session 1

Wednesdays Sept. 12 – Oct. 17, 2012 T.P. City Residents

$75.00

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Session 2

Tuesdays

Non-Residents

Oct. 30 – Dec. 4, 2012 $85.00

Intermediate This course involves a brief review of some Final Cut Studio interface basics. In addition, some of the more advanced concepts in Final Cut Studio will be covered such as key framing, motion effects, color correction, filters, composite modes and shapes, markers, slow motion, and advanced text manipulation. Instructor: John Pitt. Participants must bring their own hard drive if wanting to use personal footage. Max. 8, Min. 4. Six weeks. Multi Media Lab, Takoma Park Community Center

Session 1

Wednesdays Sept. 12 – October 17, 2012 T.P. City Residents

$95.00

7:45 – 9:15 p.m. Session 2

Tuesdays October 30 – December 4, 2012

Non-Residents

$115.00

Advanced Take advantage of the more powerful tools in the Final Cut Studio including Motion, Soundtrack Pro and DVD Studio Pro to create 3 D graphics. Cover some of the more advanced concepts to compose your music and author your own DVD in Final Cut Pro. Instructor: John Pitt. Participants must bring their own hard drive if wanting to use personal footage. Max. 8, Minimum 4. Six weeks Multi Media Lab, Takoma Park Community Center

Session 1

Thursdays

T.P. City Residents

Sept. 13 – October 18, 2012

$110.00

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Session 2

Wednesdays

Non-Resident

Nov. 7 – December 12, 2012

$130.00

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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ADULTS Zumba 16 yrs. and older

The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-akind fitness program that will blow you away. The goal is simple: We want you to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked. Zumba helps you achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Eight weeks. Maximum 25, minimum 5. Instructor: Unique Fitness. T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

Wednesdays and Saturdays Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

September 12 – October 6 October 17 – November 10 November 21– December 19 (No class on November 24, 2012)

Jazzercise 16 yrs. and older

Jazzercise is the art of Jazz combined with the science of exercise physiology. Each 60-70 minute class includes easy to follow fun aerobicdance routines, weights for muscle strength and stretching exercises all to the beat of great music. The music ranges from oldies to jazz to the newest pop tunes. Instructor: Jazzercise T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

Monday and Wednesday 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Program is ongoing. Saturday 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. *No class on Nov. 12, 2012 & Nov. 24, 2012 $35 Per Month EFT (Easy Fitness Ticket) $85 8 week pass $10 drop-in (with $20 fee)

6:00 - 6:55 p.m. (Wednesday) 9:15 -10:10 a.m. (Saturday) $40/4 weeks per session $10 Drop-in Fee

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Aerobics 16 yrs. and older

The music never stops with easy to follow moves that really get the heart pumping. Not a performance, just the sheer joy of moving to the beat. Time flies, endorphins rise, as your mind floats into a realm of strength and grace. There is no high like the aerobics high! Instructor Nancy Nickell. Maximum 16, Minimum 5. Six weeks Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Mondays 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. September 17 – October 22, 2012 T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$60.00 $70.00

Tai Chi 16 yrs. and older

Tai Chi is an ancient exercise for cultivating physical & spiritual health. This class will cover the basic principles & concepts of Tai Chi. It has been proven effective in restoring balance and calm in our lives. The slow, gentle movements and relaxed breathing harmonize energy and flow in the body. The class will follow the Yang style short form that was introduced to the West by the renowned Cheng Man Ch’ing. Instructor: Kirk Talbott (senior student of the late Robert W. Smith) T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Tuesdays $ Free

5:30-7:00pm (on-going) No class on December 25, 2012

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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ADULTS

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Yoga Nidra-Meditation and Relaxation 16 yrs. and older

Yoga Nidra is a relaxing practice that helps reduce stress and increases general physical and mental well-being. Practitioners report increases in energy level, sleep and greater ease and joy in everyday life. It is also helpful for relieving insomnia, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Students are guided through the meditation while lying on a yoga mat and blankets or seated in a comfortable resting position. Yoga Nidra uses positive affirmations, awareness of the body and breath, and guided visualizations to rejuvenate and restore the mind, body and spirit. No prior experience is required. Each student should bring their own yoga mat, a few blankets and a pillow. Instructor Carol Mermey. Maximum 16, Minimum 5. Five weeks. Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Mondays

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Session 1: September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 15 Session 2: November 5, 19, 26 & December 3, 10 T.P. City Residents

$60.00

Non-Residents

$70.00

Yoga for Beginners 18 yrs. and Older

Come discover how to work with your body in a safe, gentle, non-competitive way which promotes increased flexibility, strength, balance, and awareness. This class will introduce and develop the foundation of standing poses and basic actions in forward bends, backbends, and twists. Each pose can be modified to accommodate all physical conditions. Please come with comfortable clothing (best if I can see your knees, tights or shorts) and an empty stomach. Instructor Carolyn Bluemle. Max. 17, Min 5. 12 weeks

Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

September 18 – December 11, 2012* *(No class 11/20)

T.P. City Residents

Non-Residents

$120.00

$140.00

Yoga and Meditation, Intermediate level 18 yrs. and older

Iyengar yoga teaches stability and openness through alignment so that the flow of energy and the focus of the mind are found in each pose. This Iyengar yoga class will include inversions and more advanced poses. It is appropriate for those who have a good foundation in standing poses and an understanding of basic alignment. The practice of postures in yoga is traditionally a preparation for meditation. Some time for seated meditation will be included at the end of class. (Chairs and cushions are available). Instructor Carol Bluemle.Maximum 17, Minimum 5. 12 weeks.

Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

September 18 – December 11, 2012* *(No class11/20)

T.P. City Residents

Non-Residents

$120.00

$140.00

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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ADULTS Extending Your Growing Season 18 yrs. and older

Many people think that once the cool fall weather arrives, the garden is done. Yet there are many methods for extending your growing season to include cold frames, low tunnels and homemade plant protectors. In this workshop we will learn about the many ways to grow food all year long. Instructor Hillary Banachowski. Max 15, Min 3. Lilac Room, Takoma Park Community Center

Making Vegetable Dyed Scarves 18 yrs. and older

Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$25.00 $35.00

Making Your Own Herbal Tinctures

18 yrs. and older

Plants have been a worldwide staple for good health since the beginning of time…and still are. In this workshop we will talk about harvesting and make herbal tinctures of our own. Bring a small clean jar with a lid. Instructor Hillary Banachowski. Max 15, Min 3.

Many commercial dyes in clothing today are very toxic. There are alternatives for dying clothing that include foods and spices that you can find in your own kitchen. Just in time for the holidays make gorgeous vegetable dyed scarves as gifts of for your own collection. In this workshop we will dye our own scarves using vegetables and spices. Scarves will be provided. Instructor Hillary Banachowski.Maximum 15, Minimum 3.

Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center

Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center

Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

Spanish with Music (Beginners) 25 yrs. and older

$30.00 $40.00

Sheet Mulching 18 yrs. and older

In the past, back breaking labor was a requirement for rich and ready garden soil, but not anymore. Sheet mulching is the process of building up and preparing the soil in the fall so that Mother Nature can do the rest, without all the digging. Instructor Hillary Banachowski. Lilac Room, Takoma Park Community Center Saturday, September 22, 2012 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$30.00 $40.00

This course will introduce students to speaking Spanish, primarily Latin American Spanish, through an emphasis on learning by listening to and singing along with a variety of songs in Spanish. This technique will be used to develop basic vocabulary, listening and speaking skills. Instructor Shira Jones. Maximum 15, Minimum 5. Twelve weeks. Lilac Room, Takoma Park Community Center Tuesdays & Wednesdays

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

September 11 – November 28, 2012 T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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$35.00 $45.00

$250.00 $290.00


ADULTS

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Takoma Fun Facts: What is one natural resource that Takoma Park tried to sell commercially? More than a hundred years ago Takoma Park Spring Water competed with rival Poland Spring Water. Poland won, but residents here continued to drink the cold, clear water in Spring Park on Elm Avenue until 1948 when it was declared unsafe and Big Spring was capped. In 2008 the City partially uncovered the spring and created a wetlands. -- This “fun fact” was provided by Historic Takoma

Herbal Soap Making 13 yrs. and older

In this workshop, we will learn about the many different ways to create your own herbal soap. Just in time for the holidays – makes a great gift. Instructor Hillary Banachowski. Max 15, Min 3. Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$35.00 $45.00

Let’s get crafting 18 yrs. and older

Handmade cards can add a personal touch that will add sentimental value to cards. We will be teaching how to make handmade greeting cards for all occasions. We will also be including craft projects of various types. New techniques will be taught each class. No experience is necessary. Instructor Kimberly Hines. Maximum 15, Minimum 5. Six weeks. There is a one-time $30 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center Fridays; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. September 21 - October 26, 2012 $ Free

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In Pursuit of Destiny 21 yrs. and older

This is a 7 week women’s empowerment class designed for the woman who has a sense of purpose but has faced obstacles that include, but not limited to: relational brokenness, a recent loss, stress, depression, domestic violence, personal crisis or past trauma that has hindered her from fulfilling her potential. The class encompasses a peer support model and features a psycho-educational curriculum taught by a licensed professional counselor. There is a one-time $10.00 materials fee paid to the instructor at the first class. Instructor Dana M. Brown.Maximum 12, Minimum 5. Rose Room, Takoma Park Community Center Wednesdays

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

September 26 – November 7, 2012 $ Free, but registration is required

Get down with Dirt! Come Learn about Ceramics 16 yrs. and older

In these classes both sculpture and functional containers will be made. The functional pots will be food and dishwasher safe. Class will emphasize sound ceramic techniques and glazes and under glazes using low fire clay. Textures, tools and glazes will be provided. There will be a onetime $15.00 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Instructor Art for the People, Alice Sims. Max 12, Min 6. Eight weeks. Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center Wednesdays

6:15 – 8:15 p.m.

October 3 – December 5, 2012 T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$80.00 $90.00

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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ADULTS Collage 18 yrs. and older

Come enjoy new ways of combining materials and media. Using a variety of collage and paper altering processes, students combine found and altered papers and lightweight three-dimensional materials. Principles of color and design will be presented, such as limiting the color palette and the principles of design will be explored such as structure, balance, repetition, value and gradation. This class is suitable for beginners, as well as more experienced students. Basic materials will be provided (some personal or found collage elements may be desired to enhance the collage as well) There is a $30.00 materials fee, paid directly to the instructor, due on the first day of class of each session. Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center

Encaustic Collage 18 yrs. and older

Encaustic collage is a collage medium that uses bees wax as an adhesive and allows for layering of papers and lightweight found materials as a base for over painting with oil and encaustic paint. This workshop will cover collage layering processes using translucent and opaque papers and sculptural effects that can be created with the wax with stencils, stamps and incising. Ways to enhance your collage with encaustic paint will be introduced, as well as principles of layering wax and wax based paint over absorbent surfaces such as wood, cloth, canvas and watercolor paper. All materials will be provided for the $35.00 materials fee, including all substrates and a letter of optional collage materials to bring will be sent out after you register.

Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center

Session 1 September 11 – October 16, 2012 Session 2 October 23 – December 18, 2012

Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. September 22 - 23, 2012

T.P. City Residents $210 Non-Residents $240 No class on 11/6, 11/13, 11/20

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$230 $260

Drawing and Painting 16 yrs. and older

In this class students will build their confidence and develop their techniques in drawing and painting still-life, nature and people. Participants will see a remarkable improvement and enjoyment in drawing and painting. Students will be responsible for providing their own materials. A list will be provided before the first class. Instructor Zhe Liv. Maximum 16, Minimum 7. Six weeks. Art Room, Takoma Park Community Center Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. September 15 – October 27, 2012* *(No class 9/22) T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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ADULTS

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Ladies’ Boot Camp(Ladies Cardio/Sculpting Aerobics ) 16 yrs. and older

A total body program that includes a circuit of drills such as jumping jacks, running, push-ups, squats, crunches and weight training. A challenging workout within a quick hour. Eight weeks. Maximum 25, minimum 10. Instructor: KJ Total Fitness. Students are required to bring their own mat. T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Session 1: September 11 – November 1 Session 2: November 8 – January 10 (No class on Nov. 22, Dec. 25, 2012 & Jan. 7, 2013) $85/8 weeks

Suto Dance (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Jam) Beginner - Advanced 3 yrs. – Adult

The Suto Dance Company has been offering quality dance instruction to all levels since 1973. Suto offers a professional, well organized dance program as well as producing spectacular annual dance performances. The importance of technique, musicality and styling is stressed to all students at any level of training. They are proud of their fun and creative children’s program, trendy, upbeat teen classes, as well as their motivational adult dance group. Students are encouraged to participate for the entire 32 week program and also the two annual dance performances. www.sutodance.com. For more information call 301-871-1000. Instructor Suto Dance. T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Saturdays (Ongoing) 10:00 a.m. – 4: 00 p.m.

(Various classes)

Single classes range: $11-$13

Karate/Self Defense Club 14 yrs. and older

Promote physical fitness, self-defense, leadership and cultural exchange through the practice of a traditional Okinawan karate style, Isshinryu (which means One Heart Way). Beginners welcome. For students interested in competition, there will be opportunities to participate in karate tournaments. Please wear comfortable exercise clothing to workout. Instructor: Penn State University Karate Club. Co-sponsored: MCRD. T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Mondays and Wednesdays *No class on November 12, 2012 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (on-going)

$ Free

Tai Chi Chuan

18 yrs. and older

Tai Chi Chuan is often referred to as moving meditation, and offers many health and relaxation benefits for people of all ages. Regular practice can improve posture, balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and concentration. These classes focus on the basic principles of Tai Chi, especially on its core goal of relaxation, by learning the Yang short form style of Tai Chi. The first class focuses on fundamentals; the second goes on to finish the 37-posture form; the last class Is for students who have learned the basic form and want to continue refining their skills. Instructor: Andy Unger. Maximum 16, Minimum 5. Twelve weeks. Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Thursdays September 13 - December 6, 2012 Introduction

6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Beginners Plus

T.P. City Residents

$70.00

7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Continuing

Non-Residents

8:15 – 9:15 p.m.

$80.00

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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ADULTS Takoma Fit Club 10 yrs. and older

Free Fitness video workout generally 1 hour long. Nothing sold in class. Samples of nutritional product “Shakeology” may be provided. Example programs- Insanity, P90x, and Hip Hop Abs. Maximum 25, Minimum 4. Eight weeks. Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Wednesdays 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. September 19 – November 7, 2012 $ Free

Pilates 16 yrs. and older

A fun and invigorating workout that teaches a series of controlled movements utilizing the body’s “core” - abdomen, back, and hips. Pilates improves core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance with mat exercises. This exercise regimen is designed to create long, lean muscles while enhancing strength, flexibility, and balance, with an emphasis on posture. This class incorporates light hand weights for strengthening and toning the arms, hips and thighs. Pilates is the ultimate mind-body exercise for anyone who wants to tone, streamline, and re-align their body. This program focuses on integrating the entire body rather than exercising each body part separately. Four week sessions.Maximum 25, minimum 3. Instructor Nancy Nickell. Students are required to bring their own mat and hand weights. T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Session 1 Session 2

September 12 – October 17 October 24 – November 28

$60/6 weeks

Being - Movement 16 yrs. and older

Cardio Kickboxing 16 yrs. and older

Are you looking for a total body workout that totally kicks butt? How about a way to increase your stamina, flexibility, and strength while listening to your favorite dance mixes? If this sounds good to you, Cardio KickBoxing is the answer for you. This intense, totalbody workout can improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination and balance. Kickboxing can be a great alternative for people who have become bored with weight room cardiovascular activities, such as brisk walking or jogging on a treadmill. Eight weeks. Max 10, min 5. Instructor: KJ Total Fitness. T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Mondays: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Session 1: September 10 – October 29 Session 2: November 5 – January 7, 2013 (No class on Nov.12 & Dec. 24, 2012) $50/8 weeks

Through music and movement this class promotes presence, awareness and physical well-being. There are no steps to learn, so, this is for anyone who would enjoy finding their own unique dance in a safe, gentle and non-compettive environment. Ten weeks. Maximum 25, minimum 3. Instructor Anne Egseth Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Tuesdays

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

September 18 – November 20, 2012 T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

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$80 $90


ADULTS

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Get LinkedIn! How to get connected with LinkedIn (Beginners) 25 yrs. and older

Want to know more about LinkedIn? We will discuss what LinkedIn is, how to create a profile, how you can use it to build relationships, tips and techniques for best practices and LinkedIn tools and applications. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your laptop and arrive five minutes early to set up. Optional: Please bring your resume and photo on a USB flash drive or have it saved on your hard drive. Instructor Romona Foster. Maximum 15, Minimum 5. Multi-Media Lab, Takoma Park Community Center Saturday, September 29, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

T.P. City Residents

Non-Residents

$40.00

$50.00

Get LinkedIn! Leveraging the power of LinkedIn (Advanced) 25 yrs. and older

Get noticed. Grow your network. Create your online brand. Build your LinkedIn presence and build your business. Features we will cover: uploading resumes, getting recommendations, importing and managing contacts, invitations, joining groups, searching companies, privacy settings, job searches, questions and answers, tools and applications. This is a handson workshop, so bring your laptop and arrive five minutes early to set up. Optional: Please bring your resume and photo on a USB flash drive or have it saved on your hard drive. Instructor Romona Foster. Maximum 15, Minimum 5. Multi-Media Lab, Takoma Park Community Center Saturday, September 29, 2012

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

T.P. City Residents

Non-Residents

$60.00

$70.00

Harnessing the Power of Email Marketing 25 yrs. and older

Want to know more about email marketing? Millions of small businesses and organizations use email marketing to keep in touch with customers and members. We’ll discuss: what email marketing is, how you can use it to build relationships, tips, techniques and best practices, tools for building a mailing list and keeping subscribers loyal and engaged. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your laptop and arrive five minutes early to set up. Optional: Please bring your resume and photo on a USB flash drive or have it saved on your hard drive. Basic internet skills required. Instructor Romona Foster. Maximum 15, Minimum 5. Multi-Media Lab, Takoma Park Community Center Thursday, September 6, 2012

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

T.P. City Residents

Non-Residents

$40.00

$50.00

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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SENIORS Line Dance

Line dancing is great exercise. Join your friends and instructor, Barbara Brown to learn how exercise can be fun with music. No experience necessary. Registration is required to participate in this class. Call 301-891-7280 for information. Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Wednesdays, ongoing 10:50 - 11:50 a.m.

Fridays, ongoing 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

$ Free

Bone Builders

Bone Builders consists of three parts: balance exercises, weight training, and discussion concerning diet, safety and exercise. The program uses trained RSVP volunteers to lead the classes with supervision by a certified trainer. For the best health benefits and increase in bone density, participants are encouraged to attend class twice a week. It is important for participants to be 10 minutes early for each class. The program is in partnership with Montgomery County. Registration is required to participate in this program. Please call (301) 891-7280 to check for new registration availability in either session, and to register. The classes may be full due to the popularity of the program, however a waiting list is available. Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center Mondays & Thursdays, ongoing 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Tuesdays & Fridays, ongoing 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

$ Free

Table Tennis

Come play this fun, energetic game with your friends. A great way to improve eye-hand coordination; helps to keep the body healthy and the mind sharp. Drop-in. No registration required. Game Room, Takoma Park Community Center Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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$ Free

Game Room - Open play time for adults age 55 and older

The Game room is available for seniors to play pool, table tennis, basketball arcade and other active games. The game room is a great place to join your friends for lively conversation, and just to “hang out” before, in-between and after classes during the day. Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$ Free

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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Gentle Yoga

Carol Mermey, RYT, will introduce you to the ways yoga can help you increase flexibility, strength, and balance, using a series of seated and standing poses. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques. Beginners and experienced students welcome. Work at your own level. Requirement: You must bring a yoga mat to class. Registration is required to participate in this class. For more information, please call 301-891-7280. This class may be full due to the popularity of the program, however a waiting list is available. Dance Studio, Takoma Park Community Center

Alternate Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Eight classes: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 12/28 $ Free

Creative Arts

Expand your art skills or learn new techniques in our art studio with instructor Alice Sims. You can draw, paint or work with clay. Be creative in a relaxed atmosphere and have fun. Registration is required to participate in this class. Fall session starts in October 2012. Art Studio, Takoma Park Community Center

Mondays

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

October 8, November 19, December 10 $ Free

Takoma Fun Facts:

What is the oldest landmark in Takoma Park?

It is a weather-beaten granite boulder that dates back to the days of George Washington and sits unobtrusively on Maple Avenue, north of Carroll Avenue. Laid in place by surveyor Andrew Ellicott in 1792, it is one of 40 stones marking the 10-square mile boundary of the District of Columbia. In 1912 the Daughters of the America Revolution added a protective wrought-iron fence around each boundary stone. Takoma Park’s fence was replaced after a car damaged it. There are few clues at the site as to the exact border between Maryland and DC, but using the stone as a point of reference to link the two sections of Eastern Avenue to the west and east, you can imagine the diagonal line. -- This “fun fact” was provided by Historic Takoma

Computer Classes for Seniors

It’s never too late to get on the information highway. Learn how to use the internet and try using e-mail. Use a word processing program to make lists and type letters. Instructors Phil Shapiro, Jim Mueller, and Jane Hawkanson. Six weeks. Registration/registration form is required to participate in this class. Limit 6 participants per six-week session. Computer Room, Takoma Park Community Center Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

Get Connected!

Session I – September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17 Session II – October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 28, December 5 (No class on 11/21) $ 10*

*A Takoma Park Library card is required to take this course, and have access to the Community Center computers. For information, and to obtain a library card, please contact the Library at 301-891-7259. New Library card fees: Takoma Park Residents

Montgomery County Residents

Non-Montgomery County Residents

Free*

$37 per year.*

$60 per year.*

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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SENIORS - Special Events and Activities Blood Pressure Screening

Adventist Healthcare will be doing a monthly blood pressure screening. Drop-in. No registration required. Senior Room, Takoma Park Community Center Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. September 27, October 25, November 15, December 20 $ Free

Needlework Get-together

Would you like to work on your knitting or crochet with other needlework enthusiasts? Join us for fun, conversation and support with your knit or crochet projects. This is not an instructional class. Drop-in. Registration not required. Senior Room, Takoma Park Community Center Mondays, ongoing 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Going once - Going twice - Sold! Paula Lisowski, of the Recreation Department, will act as the host “Auction Annie” for a fun interpretation of this popular event. Try to outbid your friends (with play money) for great items. Come and play! Call-in registration isrequired. Please call 301-891-7280. Senior Room, Takoma Park Community Center

$ Free

Tuesday, October 16

Introduction to Latch-Hook

Latch hooks are used to knot pieces of yarn on a canvas to make wall hangings, pillows, and small rugs. Students will make a simple design on a 12” by 12” canvas. 4 weeks. Limit 6 students. Registration is required. For more information, please call 301-891-7280. Senior Room, Takoma Park Community Center Mondays 10:00– 11:00 a.m. September 10 to October 1 $ Free

Bingo

Come try your luck. Win a prize. Drop-in. No registration required. Senior Room, Takoma Park Community Center Thursdays, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $ Free

Senior Advisory Group (Silver Foxes)

Would you like to help set goals and implement programs for your senior recreation program? We are looking for dedicated senior volunteers from the community to join our advisory group. Come to an open forum and get involved! Drop-in. Date and time subject to change. Check the Silver Foxes Newsletter Senior Room, Takoma Park Community Center Friday, October 5 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 20 $ Free

Auction Annie

$ Free

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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SENIORS - Day Trips

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“Day Trip Adventures Program”

The Senior Program provides day trip adventures around the Washington metropolitan area designed for active adults, age 55 and older. Each trip requires a substantial amount of walking and physical exertion. A convenient Walking/ Accessibility/Distance Guide is included in the trip descriptions; found in the Silver Fox newsletter. The trips depart from the Takoma Park Community Center, located at 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland. Pick-up is available to residents of Victory Tower, Franklin Apartments, and Mapleview Apartments only. Transportation is provided at no cost for seniors. Participants are responsible for lunch, entrance fees or any other additional fees associated with these trips. The Recreation Bus can accommodate up to 21 persons. The bus is heated and air-conditioned for your comfort; wheelchair accessible; no bathroom facilities. Join us for an enjoyable adventure.

How to register for trips:

A detailed description, with dates and times, is included in the Silver Foxes Newsletter. In addition, the trip information is included in the Takoma Park Newsletter, a local community publication. • For an online Silver Foxes Newsletter visit: www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation/seniors 1. To begin the registration process, call 301-891-7280. Note: Your name will be placed on a “pre-registration list”. This list will hold the participants place in line for 3 days to one week. Registration for the current month’s trips will usually begin on the first business day of the month. To insure proper processing, do not to leave a recorded message. 2. A Takoma Park Recreation Department registration form is required for each trip. Note: This form must be received by the end of the pre-registration period, or the participant will be removed from the list, and the space will become available. 3. Please register in-person, or mail in the registration form. Note: We have a fair “first come-first serve” system for all participants. Trips are popular and fill up fast, so register early. Mail in registration form to 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. 20912 If you have any questions, please call Paula Lisowski, Seniors Program Manager at 301-891-7280.

Learn more about... Senior Trips by reading the

Silver Foxes Newsletter each month Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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SPORTS Rookie Sports 3 - 5 yrs

Children are introduced to the fundamentals of sports such as soccer, t-ball/softball, basketball, floor hockey, kickball, dodge ball and other sports and group games. The goal of this program is to provide the opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and nurture his/her growth socially and emotionally through teamwork and good sportsmanship. Six weeks. Max. 15. Min. 8. T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Saturdays

10:30 – 11:30a.m.

October 27 – December 15 (No class on Nov. 24, 2012) $40/6 weeks

Youth Tennis Clinic 7 - 9 yrs and 10 - 13 yrs

This FUN and exciting program gives youth the opportunity to learn and nurture their tennis skills. Our goal is to use tennis as a tool that supports and enhances your child’s personal growth, physical health and academic achievement. Structured tennis instruction is an excellent vehicle for building character, developing discipline and promoting physical fitness. Please bring your own racquet and a water bottle. If you do not own a racquet, the Recreation Department will provide one for the clinic. Maximum 15, minimum 5. Five weeks. Tennis Courts, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd. Ages 7 - 9 Tuesdays 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. September 18 – October 16, 2012 T.P. City Residents

$25

Ages 10 - 13 Tuesdays 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. September 18 – October 16, 2012 Non-Residents

$35

Outdoor Street Hockey 7 - 13 yrs

This program is ideal for any child that wants to have fun and be active. This sport is based on ice hockey, but is played on foot and with a special ball made especially for street hockey. Street hockey can enhance your child’s motor skills and concentration while instilling the art of sportsmanship. Games take place on the outdoor basketball court, next to Takoma Park Community Center. Sign up today! Maximum 20, minimum 5. Five weeks. Outdoor Basketball Court, 7500 Maple Avenue, Meet at Takoma Park Community Center Thursdays

3:45-4:45 p.m.

September 27 – October 25, 2012

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

$ Free, but registration is required $10

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SPORTS

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Basketball Skills 6 - 12 yrs

Emphasizing individual improvement is one of the guiding philosophies of this skills clinic. Participants will be provided with excellent coaching which allows each person to develop a sense of pride and individual accomplishment. Six weeks. Maximum 25, Minimum 10. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30am September 15 – October 20 $ 60/6 weeks

Go Deep - Flag Football 8 - 13 yrs

Get out and Play!

“Go Deep” is a flag football skills program that will teach the basic fundamentals of football. Players will be taught proper flag pulling techniques, route running, catching, passing, defensive skills and most importantly sportsmanship. Players will be separated by size and age so they can enjoy the flag football experience: which is non-contact, continuous movement. Participants will be able to show off their skills during exhibition games each week. Don’t drop the ball…Register now! Participants will meet at Takoma park Community Center. Maximum 30, minimum 15. Five weeks. Hodges Field (Behind Takoma Park Elementary) Wednesdays

3:30-4:30 p.m.

T.P. City Residents Non-Residents

September 26 - October 24, 2012

Free, but registration is required. $10

Futsal League 7 - 10 yrs

Futsal, a sport that is similar to soccer, offers the perfect combination of learning and fun. It is designed to improve fundamental technique and skill development during the winter months. It’s also a great opportunity to meet new friends, stay in shape and prepare for the upcoming season. For the last two years, the program has been filled to capacity with a wait list. Please not that program registration is first come first serve and space is limited to 30 participants per age group. Parents are encouraged to participate. Six weeks.

T.P. Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Sundays January 6 – February 10, 2013 Registration fee

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. No Program January 15, 2013**

$60

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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SPORTS

2013 Winter Basketball League

Last season, the Winter Basketball League served more than 600 boys and girls ages 5-12 years and grades K-8 living in and around Takoma Park, Maryland. Sign up early, so that you don’t miss out. League Information and Details Details about the program can be found at www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation Registration Opens September 6, 2012 Registration Fees T.P. City Residents: Non-Residents:

Registration Deadline December 7, 2012*

$60 $70

Scholarship Opportunity* Scholarship Registration Fee: $10 *Scholarship opportunities are available to Takoma Park Residents in need of assistance. This benefit is available to Takoma Park residents who can provide proof of enrollment in the Free or Reduced Meals Program or similar assistance program. 2013

Takoma Park Winter Basketball League! Sign up today!

Registration Options - *Registration deadline December 7, 2012 There are three ways you can register your child(ren): 1. Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation 2. Walk-in Registration: • Takoma Park Recreation Department (7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912) • Takoma Park Recreation Center* (7315 New Hampshire Ave, Takoma Park, MD, 20912) *Recreation Center accepts checks, money orders, or credit cards only. NO CASH. 3. Mail: please send your Registration Form to Takoma Park Recreation Department, 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, Attn: Basketball.

Payment must be included to be registered and postmarked by the Registration Deadline, December 7. *Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum number of registrations is reached per division and may close before the deadline due to the capacity of the league. NOTE: registrations will ONLY be taken for teams that have spaces available and the Takoma Park Recreation Department reserves the right to place participants on any team with available spaces.

Coaching Information: Volunteer coaches are always needed, training is provided.

Register Today --- B4 it’s 2 l8! For More Information, please call 301-891-7290, or visit us online: www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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Partners

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Piney Branch Pool

Adventist Community Services

7510 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Park behind the Community Center, use side entrance to school on Grant Avenue.

- Lane swimming available during all hours. - See the lifeguard to sign up for swim classes and water aerobics.

Piney Branch Pool - a neighborhood pool in Takoma Park! - Drop-in Swimming - Lap Swimming - Youth Swim Lessons - Adult Swim Lessons - Special Needs Swim Lessons

- Water Aerobics - Early Bird Aerobics - Senior Aerobics Program - Kayak Classes - Swim Parties

During Pool Hours Contact: 301-891-8017

After Hours or Problems: Joyce Seamens, Director of Pool Operations Phone: 301-565-0190, E-mail: JoyceS@acsgw.org

www.acsgw.org/pool.htm

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Takoma Park Community Band

Founded in 1975, is open to any community member who plays an instrument and is interested in participating. The band performs around the community throughout the year at various events and concerts. The band is looking for musicians at all levels of expertise who would enjoy being part of a musical group. Practices are held on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Avenue in Takoma Park, MD. For more information contact Gene Herman at 301-5855832 or gene511@aol.com

Takoma Park Football (Takoma Park Boys & Girls Club)

Teams are comprised of youth from ages 4 to 14 yrs. www.takomaparkbgc.teamopolis.com

Takoma Park Boys & Girls Club

The Takoma Park Boys and Girls Club is a non-profit organization that has operated in the Takoma Park community for over 50 years. The Club focuses on academics, the fundamentals of football and cheer, and, most importantly, building the team concept. For more information, please visit

http://takomaparkbgc.teamopolis.com/

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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DOG CLASSES Funwalks Dog Training

Francine Holland received her certification as a dog trainer through Animal Behavior College and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). In addition, she serves as a trained evaluator for the Canine Good Citizens test. Francine gained experience in dog training by assisting Dawn Sylva-Stasiewicz for three years before leading her own classes. She has had a love for dogs her entire life and has taken her passion to another level by training professionally for over seven years. Francine also has expertise with agility training.

Intro to Dog Obedience Dogs of any age

Get a taste of basic dog obedience with this one day class. We will introduce you to some of the basic obedience commands as well as work on any issues you have such as jumping, nipping, barking, and pulling on walks. Basic commands include sit, down, come, stay, and stand. Be prepared to show proof of rabies vaccination.

Dog Agility, Fun & Tricks Dogs of any age

Heffner Community Center, 42 Oswego Avenue

Agility is always a fun way to build your dog’s confidence and make your relationship even stronger. Learn the proper way to introduce your dog to agility equipment with lures and praise. The equipment is modeled after what you see in competitions and includes buja boards, jumps, tunnels, chutes, teeter-tauter, A-frame and dog walk.

Saturday 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Avenue

Individual Sessions: October 6, November 3, and December 1

Saturday 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

T.P. City Residents $20/class Non-Residents

$30/class

Individual Sessions: September 8,October 13, November 10 and December8 T.P. City Residents $20/class

Basic Dog Obedience Dogs of any age

Non-Residents

This is a 6 week course designed socialize your dog and to begin training basic obedience commands. The ultimate goal is to prepare your dog for the Canine Good Citizens test. You will learn how to teach your dog sit, down, come, stay, and stand. You will also learn techniques to make your dog stop pulling on walks and how to teach your dog a trick. Problem behavior such as nipping, bark¬ing, and jumping will be addressed. Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Avenue Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. September 8 – October 13 T.P. City Residents $100/per dog Non-Residents

$120/per dog

$30/class

Advanced Dog Obedience Dogs of any age

This is a 6 week class designed to prepare your dog to successfully complete the canine good citizen test. You will learn how to refine your dog’s basic obedience class to increase the dependability of the commands. You will also learn how to teach your dog tricks. We will also address any problem behavior as needed such as nipping, barking, and jumping. Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Avenue Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. September 11 – October 16 T.P. City Residents $100/per dog Non-Residents

$120/per dog

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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PARKS and PERMITS

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Belle Ziegler Park (Formerly known as Jequie Park) Takoma Ave. & Albany Ave.

• Pavilion • Playground equipment • Soccer Field • T-ball Field • Half basketball court • Water fountain • 4 tables (seats 8 at each table) • Port-a-john

Forest Park

Prince Georges Ave. & Elm Ave. • Pavilion • Playground equipment • (2) Half basketball courts • T-ball backstop • Water fountain • 2 tables (seats 8 at each table) • Port-a-john

Heffner Park* (Behind Heffner Park Community Center) 42 Oswego Ave.

*Does not include use of the Heffner Park Community Center

• Playground equipment • Half basketball court • Pavilion • BBQ grill

Spring Park

Poplar Ave. & Elm Ave. • Playground equipment • T-ball Field • Full basketball court • Water fountain • Pavilion • 4 tables (seats 8 at each table) • Port-a-john • Running spring

Lee Jordan Field (Behind Takoma Park Middle School) Piney Branch Road

• Large soccer field(s) • Football field • (2) Baseball / Softball diamonds • Walking Track (1/4 mile) • Port-a-john

Ed Wilhelm Field Darwin Ave.

• Recently opened - come visit!

Recreation Department Permits for various events and activities held in public parks throughout the city are required. Please contact the Recreation Department, (301) 891-7290 before conducting business on park property.

Park Usage Fees Shelter

$85 per day (T.P. Resident) $105 per day (Non-Resident)

Field

$20 per day (T.P. Resident) $35 per day (Non-Resident)

To reserve a park or pavilion: Please fill out a Facility Use Application and bring to the Recreation Office, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. 20912 at least 7 days prior to event.* *7 days in person; Online Reservations can be made at least 14 business days in advance at activenet. active.com/takomaparkrecreation

Event Permits

Frequently asked questions for special events in parks

Q: Do I need to apply for a park permit for my event? A: Yes. Q: How do I go about requesting a shelter or field for my event? A: Please visit the Takoma Park Recreation Department’s Administrative Office, located at 7500 Maple Avenue, and fill out a “Request for Use of Facilities” form. All fees must be paid in full before a permit will be issued. Please bring the permit to your event. Q: How much will my event cost? A: Please see “Park Usage Fees”.

Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Computer Teacher (Assistant) Helper for Seniors Year Round, Daytime

Winter Basketball League

Winter 2013, Week nights and Saturdays The Winter Basketball League is looking for dedicated volunteers to help out with this year’s upcoming basketball league.

Physical Activity Instructors

Year Round, Flexible Physical activity instructors needed to facilitate exercise, step and dance to teens and pre-teens between the ages of 11-17. Volunteers must be certified to instruct exercise.

Volunteer computer teacher-helpers needed for the Introduction to Computers class for adults age 55 and older. The six-week sessions provide basic instruction to help beginner students learn how to use the internet, email, and word processing program. For more information, contact Paula Lisowski, PaulaL@takomagov.org 301-891-7280.

Education, Special Interest Instructors (55+) Year Round, Flexible, Daytime Preferred

Instructors needed to facilitate a variety of educational and special interest classes for adults age 55 and older. Especially interested in Calligraphy, History, Current Events, Science, Jewelry Making, Photography, Arts and Crafts, Spanish, and Computers. For more information, contact Paula Lisowski, PaulaL@ takomagov.org 301-891-7280.

In celebration of the life of Joyce Hanula. (1948-2012) Joyce reminded us that at the end of the day it is not always about winning, but being part of a team – a true Takoma Park philosophy. You will be missed.

Registration begins August 15, 2012

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SCHOLARSHIPS

www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation

Scholarship Program: The Takoma Park Recreation Department is committed to making scholarships available to City residents who cannot pay full price for recreation programs. Scholarships give Takoma Park residents an opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun.

Takoma Park Residents Scholarships available!

Scholarship Guidelines: • Applicants must be City residents. • Scholarships are for youth, teens, adults, and seniors. Please contact the Recreation Department for more information. • If your child receives ‘Free or Reduced Lunch’, they are eligible for a scholarship. • Applications must be submitted to the Recreation Department at least two (2) weeks before the start of program.

How to apply: 1. Pick up an application from the Takoma Park Recreation Department, administrative office, 7500 Maple Avenue. 2. After you have selected an activity, complete and turn in an application by deadline along with additional forms* to a staff member at the Takoma Park Recreation Department administrative office (7500 Maple Avenue). 3. It may take up to ten (10) business days to determine if a scholarship is approved. You will receive a letter if you are awarded a scholarship. The remainder of the cost must be paid within a reasonable amount of time after being approved (Payment will be worked out with the Department’s Administrative Assistant). *Additional forms: Please visit the Recreation Department, administrative office, to receive a scholarship packet.

Learn, grow, and have fun with the Recreation Department! Online Registration: www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation

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▫ Takoma Park Recreation Department, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 ▫ (301) 891-7290 ▫ www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation ▫

Registration Form

Please fill out a form for each person and complete ALL fields. All registrations are accepted first come first served. Make Check payable to City of Takoma Park.

1. Participant Information Participant’s First Name: _______________________________________ Last Name: _________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Apt. #___________ City/State/Zip:_______________________________________________ Gender: _________________

Birth Date: _______________

Email address:_______________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________________ (circle one) Resident / Non‐Resident

(circle one) Ward 1 2 3 4 5 6

I would like to receive email alerts:

Yes

No

School:_____________________________________________________________________________________ Grade:_____________ Do you require any special accommodations to participate in this program/activity?

O

Yes

O

No

If yes, please explain: _____________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Parent/Guardian Information Parent/Guardian First Name:____________________________________ Last Name:________________________________________ Home Phone: ________________________

Work:________________________

Birth Date:________________________

Email address:___________________________________________________________ (circle one) Resident / Non‐Resident

(circle one) Ward 1 2 3 4 5 6

3. Emergency Contact Information Emergency Contact Name:______________________________ Relationship_____________________ Number:___________________

Name of program

Payment method: No phone registrations. REFUND POLICY

Session Day (s) of week (if applicable)

O Check

O Cash

O Money Order

DO NOT MAIL CASH!

Time

Fee

O Credit cards are accepted online and walk‐in only. American Express / Visa / MasterCard

* Registrants assume the risk of changes in personal affairs or health. Refunds will be approved with written/electronic notification received seven working days prior to scheduled start of program. A $15.00 administrative fee will be deducted from the total refund. Refunds may take up to 30 days from date of request to receive. * Registrant may choose to receive a credit for the remaining amount which may be used for another program. Credits MUST be used by June 30th, 2013. After that time the credit will be forfeited. Credits cannot be transferred. * Refunds after the program has begun will be considered only with medical verification (No Exception). No refund after the program has ended.

PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT I acknowledge, understand, and accept that there are inherent risks associated with participation in this program and that doing so could result in an injury. The City of Takoma Park assumes no liability for injuries or damages from the results of participation. I acknowledge the fact that the Takoma Park Recreation Department does not provide accident insurance to its program participants. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, I /my child am / is physically fit and, should this condition change at any time during the program I will notify the administration of the Recreation Department immediately. The Recreation Department has my permission to call Emergency 911 and/or to send me /my child to a hospital or emergency care facility, and the hospital and medical staff have my authorization to provide emergency treatment deemed necessary for the well being of me/my child. I agree to abide by all posted, written, or verbally communicated rules and regulations administered by the Recreation staff concerning this program. I authorize the Recreation Department to take, display, and publish photographs, slides or videos for promotional and/or educational purposes. I have read, understood, and accept the terms of this participant’s agreement as outlined. Parent/Guardian (if under 18):________________________________________________________________Date:_________________ Participant Signature (if over 18):______________________________________________________________Date:_________________ Office use: Date paid:__________ Type of payment:__________ Amount _______________ Date entered:_____________ Staff initial:__________

(9-12) 2012 Fall Activities Guide  

2012 Fall Activites Guide Takoma Park Recreation Department

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