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SPRING & SUMMER 2013 April - August 2013

Registration Opens - March 15*, 2013! *Except where otherwise noted.

Easter Egg Hunt, page 10

T-ball League, page 13

55 and Over, page 35-37

Celebrate Takoma, page 10

Summer Camps,

page 11, 15-19

Y.E.S. League, page 23, 27

Softball League, page 33

Flag Football League, page 22, 27

Independence Day, page 10


Takoma Park Recreation Department

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 “Building Community Through Recreation”

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.

Partnerships: The Takoma Park Recreation Depart-

ment 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 T-ball League; special events, such as the annual Easter Egg Hunt; instruction, such as the Senior Bone Builders class, and in many other capacities. For volunteer opportunies please contact the Takoma Park Recreation Department.

Recreation Committee

Spotlight on our Partners - M.A.N.U.P.

Making a New United People (M.A.N.U.P.) has been a solid partner of the Takoma Park Recreation Department for the past three years. During this time, they have made great strides in changing the culture of young men and women in the community. This has been accomplished by exposing teens to positive endeavors such as going to college, giving back to the community, and achieving personal and professional goals. Another aspect of the program focuses on defining “cool” - education, social responsibility, self-empowerment, and economic awareness; and what’s “not cool”, such as detrimental behavior that could have long term negative effects. M.A.N.U.P is a mentor organization made up of staff volunteers and youth ages 12-19. Each week, on Tuesdays, the teens meet at the Takoma Park Community Center. While at the meeting, they have an opportunity to socialize and learn with their peers. M.A.N.U.P. tailors to the teens by creating individualized and group mentoring sessions, forums, trips, various academic programs, and community involvement initiatives. An important element of the program is the mentors. The mentors are relatively young, positive male and female minorities, that have come from similar environments. Given the nature of mentorship and abstract measures, M.A.N.U.P. believes that the full impact and outcome of their mission will not be apparent for years to come; even with that said, they are confident that lives have already been improved in a positive way. Short term goals include: increased graduation rates; higher grade point averages; college admission and retention; maintain full or part time jobs; increased attendance within the program; the beautification and recognition of the local community; a decrease in contact with the juvenile justice system; and the individualized progress of each participant.

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

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Staff from M.A.N.U.P. at a food bank with the teens!

Register online at http://activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


Recreation Department Team

Gregory Clark

Debby Huffman

Eric Rasch

Recreation Director

Assistant Recreation Director

Manager for Facilities

301-891-7227 GregoryC@takomagov.org

301-891-7226 DeborahH@takomagov.org

301-891-7225 EricR@takomagov.org

John Webster

Paula Lisowski

Leicia Monfort

Bradley Williams

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

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

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

Sports Programs 301-891-7282 BradleyW@takomagov.org

Lew McAllister Youth Programs & Classes

301-891-7284 LewM@takomagov.org

Dana Jackson

Sofia Visurraga

Hazel Hodgson

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

Customer Service/Passports 301-891-7204 SofiaV@takomagov.org

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

Inclement weather line: (301) 891-7101 ext. 5605 for cancellations

(301) 891-7290

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What’s inside... Recreation Committee......................................2 Recreation Team.............................................3 What’s inside..................................................4 Online Registration & Policies.............................5 Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave...................6 Rental Information............................................7 Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave...........8 Parks and Permits...........................................9 Special Events...............................................10

Adults..........................................................28 – 33

Tots..............................................................11 – 13

Drop-in............................................................34 Environmental..............................................34

Arts............................................................11 Camps..........................................................11 Dance.........................................................11 Drama/Theater............................................11 Drop-in.......................................................12 Education/Development........................12-13 Sports........................................................13

Youth...........................................................14 – 23

Morning & Afternoon Addition..................................14 Arts.........................................................14 Camps...........................................................15 - 19 Dance..........................................................19 Drama/Theater.............................................20 Drop-in.....................................................20 Education/Development...............................20 Environmental..............................................20 Martial Arts..........................................................21 Sports.....................................................21-23 Trips....................................................23 Workshops...............................................23

Teens..........................................................24 – 27

Camps..............................................................24 Dance...............................................................25 Drop-in........................................................25 - 26 Education / Development........................................26 Environmental.....................................................27 Fitness........................................................27 Sports.........................................................27

Arts...............................................28 Dance.........................................................29 Environmental............................................29 Fitness............................................29-31 Martial Arts....................................................31-32 Multimedia..............................................32-33 Sports............................................................33 Workshops....................................................33

Family...............................................................34

55+ Programs..............................................35 – 38

Arts.................................................................35 Drop-in........................................................35 - 36 Education/Development.......................................36 Fitness.............................................................37 Sports......................................................37 Trips.............................................................37

Pets..........................................................38 Partners......................................................33 Volunteer Opportunities........................23, 24, 36 Scholarships................................................19 Registration Form........................................40

Community Center

2013 Spring & Summer Holiday Closures The Community Center, Recreation Center, and Computer Learning Lab will be closed for the following holidays:

Memorial Day Observed (May 25 - 27, 2013) Independence Day (July 4, 2013)

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 reasonable 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). 

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Register online at http://activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


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Registration begins March 15, 2013 *unless otherwise stated. Wait List Policy

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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 Gym, and Weight Room.

Instructions for *Online Registration*

1. Access http://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 recreation@takomagov.org You can still register via mail or walk in: Takoma Park Recreation Department 7500 Maple Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912

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 may 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. Or visit www.takomaparkmd.gov/council and review the street listing.

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

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! (301) 891-7290

* 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, first-served basis. In the event that another class is created, individuals from the waiting list will be contacted.

* 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 pickup 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.

Registration begins: March 15, 2013




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

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TU PUEDES APLICAR POR TU PASAPORTE AMERICANO AQUI! La oficina de Pasaportes está abierta de Lunes a Jueves de 9:00 am hasta la 1:00 pm No necesitas hacer cita para presentar tu aplicación. Por favor llama al 301-891-7204 para obtener la información para aplicar por tu pasaporte americano. Passport Service is available at the Takoma Park Community Center! Please call (301) 891-7100 for information. Sofia Visurraga, Customer Service Representative. HOURS: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. * FREE Notary Public Service is available at the Takoma Park Community Center!

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

Dance Studio

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

Art Studio

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

Public Access Computers

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 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.



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*Please call (301) 891-7100 to make an appointment with Sofia Visurraga, Customer Service Representative.

Teen Room (13 - 17 yrs) Hours vary by time of year. • a teen only space! • x-box • large screen tv • area for socializing • daily activities

Multi Media Lab

Recently opened in the Takoma Park Community Center, our educational studio features state-of-the-art 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)

Monday - Friday..................................... 12:00 - 8:00 PM Saturday................................................ 12:00 - 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

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)

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

Register online at http://activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


Rentals

Hourly Rental Rates Hours and rates are subject to change.

Meetings • Classes • Rentals • Parties Small Meeting Rooms

Large Meeting Rooms

• Rose Room

• Azalea Room

(capacity 12 w tables. 17 w/o tables)

(capacity 50 w tables. 66 w/o tables)

• Lilac Room

(capacity 20 w tables. 25 w/o tables)

• Heffner Park Community Center* Located at 42 Oswego Avenue, TP MD 20912

• Hydrangea Room

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

(capacity 25 w 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.

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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 all paperwork to Recreation Department (7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912)

OR

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

(301) 891-7290

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

Registration begins: March 15, 2013




Recreation Center

to A great place 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)

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

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!

Exercise / Weight Room

Spring Hours Monday - Friday........................2:30 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday..................................8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday...............................................Closed Summer Hours Monday - Friday.......................9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday..................................8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sunday...................................................Closed

Time to get in shape!

The Takoma Park Recreation Center is convienently located at 7315 New Hampshire Avenue, and features: • • • • • • • • • • •

dumbbells (ranging in weight from 5 lbs. to 45 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.



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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.

Membership Fees

Recreation Center General (1 Year)

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

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

For more information on these programs look through this guide... - 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! Register online at http://activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


Parks

Belle Ziegler Park

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.

(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

Park Usage Fees Shelter $85 per day (T.P. Resident) $105 per day (Non-Resident)

Forest Park

Prince Georges Ave. & Elm Ave. • • • • • • •

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

Pavilion Playground equipment (2) Half basketball courts T-ball backstop Water fountain 2 tables (seats 8 at each table) Port-a-john

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.*

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

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

Frequently asked questions for special events in parks

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.

Lee Jordan Field

(Behind Takoma Park Middle School) Piney Branch Road • • • • •

Event Permits

Q: Do I need to apply for a park permit for my event? A: Yes.

Poplar Ave. & Elm Ave. • • • • • • • •

*7 days in person; Online Reservations can be made at least 14 business days in advance.

All fees must be paid in full before a permit will be issued. Please bring the permit to your event.

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

Q: How much will my event cost? A: Please see “Park Usage Fees”.

Ed Wilhelm Field

(Behind Piney Branch Elementary School) Darwin Ave.

• Football field with Softball field overlay • Located in Takoma-Piney Branch Local Park (301) 891-7290

Registration begins: March 15, 2013




Special Events

Special Events THE ART OF THE GAME BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Do you love basketball, Are you creative? Sign up today for The ART of the GAME Basketball Tournament and Arts Experience! This one day tournament is an opportunity for youth to show their athletic abilities on the court and artistic skills off the court.

GRADE 1-8

SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH

8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

GRADE 9-12

SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH

8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Celebrate Takoma Festival

This Inaugural family festival will celebrate the cultural diversity of Takoma Park and its residents. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and spend the afternoon with your neighbors. All vendors and entertainers are local to the Takoma Park area. Nominal fees for food and vendor stands. Food Vendors • Entertainment • Games from Around the World • Crafts • Merchandise Vendors • Community Vendors

Registration Fee: $25/player

Sunday, May 19, 2013 1p.m. - 5 p.m.

Online Registration: http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org

For more information, please call (301) 608-9101 or email: hello@pyramid-atlantic.org

Design your own T-shirt!

Takoma-Piney Branch Neighborhood Park (Behind Piney Branch Elementary School) Event Held Rain or Shine

Due to limited parking we encourage your family to walk to this great event! For more information please call 301-891-7290 or email celebratetakoma@takomagov.org

Annual Egg Hunt

Get your baskets ready and join the Takoma Park Recreation Department for an “egg”citing time! There are four age categories: ages 2 and under, 3 - 4 yrs., 5 -6 yrs, and 7 - 8 yrs. The hunt beings at 11:00 a.m. SHARP! Don’t miss out. Don’t forget to bring your Easter Basket! Ed Wilhelm Field (behind Piney Branch Elementary School) March 30, 2013 (rain date: April 1) $ Free

Takoma Park 5K Challenge Sunday, May 5th

Join the 5th annual Takoma Park Safe Routes to School 5K Challenge This community fund raising 5K run/walk benefits 5 schools: Takoma Park, Piney Branch, East Silver Spring and Rolling Terrace Elementary Schools and Takoma Park Middle School. Kids’ runs, too! Registration opened in February. Get the latest: TKPK5K.com

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Independence Day Celebration

Be part of the tradition. Takoma Park has celebrated our Nations Independence continuously for over 120 years. Volunteer to help the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee to plan and oversee the July Fourth activities. There is plenty of opportunity to be part of the morning and/or evening programs. Contact Gene Herman for further details: 301-585-5832 or gene511@ aol.com. Parade

10:00 a.m.

Evening Program

7:00 p.m.

Fireworks

Following evening program

www.takomapark4th.org

Thursday, July 4, 2013 Register online at http://activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


Tots Rookie Sports Camp

Tots

Have the little ones join us for a week of unique activities including T-ball, soccer, bowling, kickball, relays and more exciting daily events. Sessions take place in a safe structured environment and sports are played through a series of games and activities. All the sports promote hand eye coordination, motor skills, group participation and communication skills. All participants must wear sneakers and dress appropriately. Max 15, Min 8. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the My Special Grown-up and Me Remember when everything was new? This introduction to the first day. arts class explores colors, textures and the joy of creativity with a variety of fun projects. Instructor Rachel Gates. Max. Rose Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $80.00/ Non-resident: $90.00 per session 10, Min. 2. 1 Week Sessions 9am-Noon Mon, June 24 Fri, June 28 3-5 years Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Mon, July 8 Fri, July 12 Resident: $90.00/ Non-resident: $110.00 Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26 11 Week Session 3- 6 years Fri, April 12 - Fri, June 21 10:30am-11:30am

Art

Dance

Camps BuilderBee Kids - City Builder Camp

Suto Dance (Tots)

The Suto Dance Company has offered quality dance instruction to all levels since 1973. Suto offers professional, well organized dance programs 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. Students are encouraged to participate for the entire 32 week program and in the two annual dance performances. Cosponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Suto Dance. For more information call 301-871-1000 or visit www.sutodance.com

In this camp, children will experience the excitement of building a city. They will explore the world around them: their community, neighborhoods, people and places. They will study public buildings such museums, parks and spaces they know and houses - from apartments to the one they live in. Children will examine architectural concepts, build and create. Children will study with a variety of materials such as architectural drawing tools, modeling clay, modeling boards, tape, glue, paper, recycled objects, blocks, boxes, and more. They will also gather their own materials outdoors. Paperwork will need to be com- Front Room at Takoma Park Recreation Center Please Call 301-871-1000 for Fee Information pleted prior to the first day. 7 Week Session 3- 4 years Heffner Park Community Center Sat, April 6 - Sat, May 18 10:30am – 11:15am Resident: $160.00/ Non-resident: $180.00 1 Week Session 3-5 ½ years Mon, July 8 - Fri, July 12 9am-Noon

BuilderBee Kids - Inspired Designer Camp

Campers explore international places, people and buildings. We discuss building wonders, observe unique ideas and create our own masterpieces. Learn through engaging activities about presentation drawing techniques, the works of famous architects, world renowned structures, model building and more. Every day, students will work outdoors and indoors on ongoing as well as one-day projects. They will create and build with a variety of materials such as architectural drawing tools, modeling clay, modeling boards, tape, glue, paper, recycled objects, blocks, boxes, and more. They’ll also gather their own materials outdoors. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day. Heffner Park Community Center 4 -8 ½ years Resident: $160.00/ Non-resident: $180.00 1 Week Session Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26 9am-Noon (301) 891-7290

Drama & Theater Let’s Pretend

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, Min. 5. Eight weeks. Same great class two days to choose from. Auditorium at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $110.00/ Non-resident: $130.00 8 Week Session 2 ½-5 years Thu, April 11 - Thu, May 30 9:30am-10:15am OR Fri, April 12 - Fri, May 31 9:30am-10:15am

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

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Tots BuilderBee Kids - Budding Designer

Drop-In

Community Playtime

Enjoy open playtime, read stories, work on craft projects, enjoy 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 8 Week Session Mon, April 1 - Mon, Jun 20

Free 6m-5 years 10am - Noon

Education & Development BuilderBee Kids - Artistic Explorers

Children will examine architectural concepts such as columns, cantilevers, forms, and foundations. Most of all children will build. They’ll explore ideas as individuals and as a group, thinking about solutions to real building questions. They’ll use what they learn to create what they imagine. Every class is different, but each class engages children and encourages innovation. Amanda helps your children use their intuition to understand form, space, order, rhythm, sequence, and balance. They’ll use critical thinking and their imaginations to carry out creative, team-building projects and they’ll have a lot of fun.

Children will experience the wonder of building. They will explore the world’s structures to find out the “how and why” of architecture. Children will examine architectural concepts such as columns, cantilevers, forms, and foundations. Most of all children will build. They’ll explore ideas as individuals and as a group, thinking about solutions to real building questions. They’ll use what they learn to create what they imagine. Every class is different, but each class engages children and encourages innovation. Amanda helps your children use their intuition to understand form, space, order, rhythm, sequence, and balance. They’ll use critical thinking and their imaginations to carry out creative, team-building projects—and they’ll have alot of fun. Heffner Park Community Center Resident:$80.00/ Non-resident: $90.00 6 Week Session Fri, July 5 - Fri, August 23 9am-10:30am 3- 5 ½ years

Ta k o m a P a r k Full of activities for kids of all ages!

Heffner Park Community Center 3-5 ½ years Resident: $115.00/ Non-resident: $135.00 7 Week Session Fri, April 5 - Fri, May 17 9:10am – 10:30am

BuilderBee Kids - Budding Builders

Give your child the wonder of building. Playful and developing minds are given challenging lessons that build confidence and understanding in design basics: form, space and order. Your child learns through constructing large and small. We use foam core, paper, paint, glue, tape, scissors, pastels, cardboard, recycled objects, plant materials and more. We work inside and outside. We create pyramids, cities, castles, homes, furniture and simply designed objects. We talk about green design and use techniques to support a sustainable future. We talk, design, create and have fun! This is a Parent Participatory Class. *There is an additional $26 materials fee due to the instructor at the beginning of the class. Heffner Park Community Center 2- 4 ½ years Spring Session (7 Week Session): Resident: $115.00 / Non-resident: $125.00 Mon, April 1 - Mon, May 13 8:50am-10:10am Summer Session (6 Week Session): Resident: $80.00/ Non-resident: $90.00 Mon, July 1 - Mon, August 26 8:50am-10:10am 12

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Tots Kindermusik – “Zoom Buggy”

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, baby’s growth and development are stimulated and all senses are engaged. *Required $30 home materials fee included in registration fee. Materials include a home CD, instruKindermusik - “Toys I Make, Trips I Take” Imagine That classes take the preschool age child on a journey ment, board book, and banner. Max. 12,/Min. 4. 8 weeks. of discovery and exploration - a journey limited only by the Heffner Park Community Center power of imagination. Pretend play activities are integrated with Resident: $130.00/ Non Resident: $160.00 music, vocal development, storytelling, movement, and litera- 8 Week Session Less than 1 ½ years ture to capture the preschoolers potential to learn and to en- Wed, April 3 - Thu, May 23 Noon – 12:45pm courage cognitive and literacy skills, creativity and individuality. Parents/caregivers/siblings join us for the last 10 minutes of *Register for all Kindermusik classes with Becky Linafelt* class time. *Required home materials fee of $50 included in registration fee. Home materials include double CD, instrument, To Register for Kindermusik® please visit: activity book, two literature books. www.kmwithbecky.kindermusik.net or call Becky at 240-353-9637 Heffner Park Community Center Resident: $210.00/ Non Resident: $240.00 10 Week Session 3-5 years Thu, April 4 - Sat, June 8 4pm-5pm

Kindermusik - “Wiggles and Giggles”

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 turn-taking encourage blossoming social skills. *Required $50 home materials fee included in registration fee. Materials include two literature books, an instrument, double CD, and family activity book. Max. 12, Min. 5. 10 weeks. Heffner Park Community Center Resident: $200.00/ Non Resident: $230.00 10 Week Session 1 ½-3 years Wed, April 3 - Sat, June 8 9:30am-11:30am

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

Sports T-Ball 2013

This coed league allows girls and boys to have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of baseball. Emphasis will be on fun, learning to hit, running bases and catching. No experience is necessary as all skill levels are welcome. Participants must bring their own baseball glove. All teams will be formed by the Recreation Department. Games will be hosted at Belle Ziegler Park, Spring Park or Lee Jordan Field. Volunteer coaches are a key element of this programs success. Games will be held at Belle Ziegler Park, Ed Wilhelm, Spring Park and Lee Jordan Field. Resident: $60.00/ Non-resident: $70.00 8 Week Session Sat, June 8 - Sat, July 27 9am-1pm Grades: Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Kindermusik – “Make Way For Music”

Family Time is Kindermusik’s version of the one-room schoolhouse. 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. 10 weeks. Heffner Park Community Center Resident: $200.00/ Non Resident: $230.00 10 Week Session Less than 7 years Thu, April 4 - Sat, June 8 10am-11am (301) 891-7290

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

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Youth Morning and Afternoon Addition School Year: 2013-2014

A discount will be offered to those who register for both Morning and Afternoon Addition. T.P. City Residents $2700 Non-Residents $3300

Sign up now! Don’t wait!

*Payments are broken down into ten (10) monthly payments per child per month. The first payment is 20% of the program fees and due at the time of registration. The next payment will be due Oct. 1st. *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 full 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. *Scholarship applications must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the start of the program.

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 the Recreation Department (301) 891-7290. Azalea Room, Takoma Park Community Center August 26, 2013 - June 12, 2014 Monday - Friday 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. T.P. City Residents $1150, Non-Residents $1450

*Payments are broken down into ten (10) monthly payments per child per month. The first payment is 20% of the program fees and due at the time of registration. The next payment will be due Oct. 1st.

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 Recreation Department at 301-891-7290. Enroll today, space is limited.

Youth Art MAKE/Shift Studio I - Art Inspirations

Elementary students create exciting two and three dimensional projects in this after school class! Lessons include drawing, painting, collage, assemblage and mixed media - every class a different subject and medium. Children learn to express themselves and engage in visual problem solving while producing beautiful works using color, shape, line, texture and pattern in this exciting new art program geared for 3rd through 6th graders. Beginning students welcome. Materials fee included. Six weeks. Instructor: Katie Dell Kaufman Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $150.00/ Non-resident: $170.00 6 Week Session Thu, May 2 - Thu, June 6 3:30pm-5:30pm 8-11years

MAKE/Shift Studio II-Drawing & Watercolor

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 class. Six weeks. Instructor: Katie Dell Kaufman Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $140.00/ Non-resident: $160.00 6 Week Session 11-14 years Tue, May 7 - Tue, June 11 3:15pm-5:15pm

Azalea Room, Takoma Park Community Center August 26, 2013 - June 12, 2014 Monday – Friday 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. on full days 1:00 - 6:30 p.m. on early release days T.P. City Residents $1950, Non-Residents $2450

*Payments are broken down into ten (10) monthly payments per child per month. The first payment is 20% of the program fees and due at the time of registration. The next payment will be due Oct. 1st.

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Youth

Summer Camps 2013 Spring Break Camps, Summer Camps, and Specialty Camps... Find the perfect camp for your child here! The Takoma Park Recreation Department offers the traditional range of summer camp activities, along with specialty camps designed to enhance your child’s summer and create lasting memories. The Camp Takoma program also offers sports, nature, arts and crafts, dance, music, swimming, creative time, cooperative games, and special activities. The camps are created to give each child a unique summer experience. Our Specialty Camps provide campers with activities in their favorite areas. There are several specialty programs for arts, sports, nature study, science, and digital arts. Our Counselors In Training (CIT) Program is designed for our 14 -15-year-olds. It develops leadership skills and character, while providing an excellent opportunity for community service. Supported by an excellent group of counselors and program staff, campers are encouraged to try new things, meet new friends, and most importantly have fun!

This summer is going to be full of adventure, creative learning, and fun! Camps for all interests!

* Scholarship applications must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the start of the camp.

Camps for every interest! Registration begins March 15th for summer camps!

Camps Before Care Or After Care

Campers in the following camps may enroll: Camp Takoma, Takoma Park Recreation Specialty Camps, Takoma Park Sports Camp, Basketball and Soccer Camps. Activities include games, outdoor play and sports. Register for either extended care programs or both. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day. Azalea Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $35.00/ Non-resident: $45.00 per session for Before Care Resident: $35.00/ Non-resident: $45.00 per session for After Care 1 Week Sessions 7am-9am or 4pm-6pm Mon, June 24 - Fri, June 28 Mon, July 1 - Fri, July 5 (closed July 4th) Mon, July 8 - Fri, July 12 Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 19 Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26 Mon, July 29 - Wed, July 31 Mon, August 5 - Fri, August 9 Mon, August 12 - Fri, August 16 5-12 years (301) 891-7290

I can’t wait for Summer Camp!

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

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Youth BuilderBee Kids - Architect Explorers Camp

Students explore ideas through design challenges as individuals and as a group, thinking about solutions to real building questions. They’ll use what they learn to create what they imagine. Every class is different, but each class engages children and encourages innovation. Every day, students will work outdoors and indoors on ongoing as well as one-day projects. Activities include model building (small to full scale), artistic presentation, building, space and landscape creation, storybook inspired projects and more! Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day. Heffner Park Community Center Resident: $160.00/ Non-resident: $180.00 1 Week Session Mon, July 29 - Fri, August 2 5- 8 ½ years

9am-Noon

BuilderBee Kids - Artistic Explorers Camp

In this camp, children will experience the wonder of building. They will explore the world around them: their community, neighborhoods and city. Children will examine architectural concepts such as sustainability, form and function. Most of all children will build and create. Children will create and build with a variety of materials such as architectural drawing tools, modeling clay, modeling boards, tape, glue, paper, recycled objects, blocks, boxes, and more. They will also gather their own materials outdoors. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day. Heffner Park Community Center Resident: $160.00/ Non-resident: $180.00 1 Week Session Mon, June 24 - Fri, June 28 9am-Noon

5-8 ½ years

Children will examine architectural concepts such as function, forms, and foundations. Most of all children will build and create. Children will create and build with a variety of materials such as drawing and painting tools, modeling clay, modeling boards, tape, glue, paper, recycled objects, blocks, boxes, and more. They will also gather their own materials outdoors. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day.

at Takoma Park Middle School (since 1996) Established in 1996, Takoma Sportscamps serves boys and girls ages 6 ½ - 15 of all skill levels and abilities in baseball, softball, and basketball. They offer five oneweek camp sessions that provide a fun, safe, atmosphere for kids to develop their skills and use them in game situations. Camp co-founder and director Louis Hoelman has taught Physical Education and Coached in Montgomery County Public Schools since 1993. Their staff is comprised of coaches and teachers from area public and private high schools, elite college athletes, and high school athletes who have graduated from Takoma Sportscamps and want to give back to younger participants.

Ages 6 ½ - 14

Week 1: June 17-21 Week 2: June 24-28 Softball: for girls only Ages 6 ½ - 15

Week 1: July 1-5 (no camp July 4th)

Ages 7 – 14

5-8 ½ years

Campers explore international places, people and buildings. We discuss building wonders, observe unique ideas and create our own masterpieces. Learn through engaging activities about presentation drawing techniques, the works of famous architects, world renowned structures, model building and more. Every day, students will work outdoors and indoors on ongoing as well as one-day projects. They will create and build with a variety of materials such as architectural drawing tools, modeling clay, modeling boards, tape, glue, paper, recycled objects, blocks, boxes, and more. They’ll also gather their own materials outdoors. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day. Heffner Park Community Center Resident: $160.00/ Non-resident: $180.00 1 Week Session Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26 9am-Noon 4-8 ½ years Activities Guide • Spring & Summer 2013

TAKOMA SPORTSCAMPS

Basketball: for boys and girls

BuilderBee Kids - Inspired Designer Camp

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www.takomasportscamps.org

Baseball: for boys and girls

BuilderBee Kids - Budding Builders Camp

Heffner Park Community Center Resident: $110.00/ Non-resident: $130.00 1 Week Session Mon, June 17 - Fri, June 21 9:15am-11:15am

Register at:

This is a Partner Camp!

Week 1: July 8-12 Week 2: July 15-19

Fees: $230 per week Camp Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 am- 3:30 pm Financial assistance is available. Check out their website and join in the fun this summer! For more information: www.takomasportscamps.org

301-588-3724 Before and Aftercare options are available through the Takoma Park Recreation Department. See P. 15 for details!

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Youth Camp Takoma

Camp Takoma 5 -12 yrs. (in Grade 1 starting Sept. 2013) Explore a new adventure each week with games, crafts, activities, trips, and projects related to the theme for the week. The fee for camp includes swimming once a week and a camp t-shirt. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. Azalea Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $120.00/ Non-resident: $140.00 per session 1 Week Sessions 9am-4pm Mon, June 24 - Fri, June 28 *Mon, July 1 - Fri, July 5 Mon, July 8 - Fri, July 12 Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 19 Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26 Mon, July 29 - Fri, August 2 Mon, Aug 5 - Fri, Aug 9 Mon, Aug 12 - Fri, Aug 16

5-12 years

Under the Sea Stars & Stripes *$100R/$120NR because of the holiday The Great Outdoors Time Travelers Takoma Park’s Got Talent Sports & FItness Wet & Wild Around the World

Dance Camp

Ballet, Tap and Creative Dance is geared to allow girls and boys the opportunity to enhance talents with skills and techniques taught during the session. Children will learn basic dance skills, rhythm, musicality and improvisation. Instructors will focus on building self-esteem and personal creativity; which will allow them to gain confidence in the craft of dance. Fun and excitement will be implemented into each routine. At the end of each session, campers will be given the opportunity to highlight and showcase what they have learned with a performance. Instructor: Alethea Price. Max 15/min 8. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. Auditorium at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $175.00/ Non-resident: $205.00 per session 1 Week Sessions Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 19 Mon, July 29 - Fri, August 2

9am-3pm

6-12 years

Dribble, Pass and Shoot Basketball Camp

Emphasizing individual improvement is one of the guiding philosophies of camp. Campers will be provided with excellent coaching which allows each participant to develop a sense of pride and individual accomplishment. The level of instruction will be adjusted to fit the individual needs of each participant. Don Bosco Athletic Director and former basketball coach Frank Simpson will lead this program that will enhance the skills of your child on the hardwood. Frank has 10+ years of coaching and teaching youth the finer points of basketball. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. This camp is located at the Takoma Park Recreation Center, 7510 New Hampshire Avenue Gymnasium at Takoma Park Recreation Center $200.00 1 Week Session Mon, August 12 - Fri, August 16

6-12 years 9am-4pm

Girls Developmental Basketball Camp*

Become part of the RAC (Rochelle Athletic Consulting) Basketball Empire. Girls ages 8-14 learn basketball fundamentals, which includes but is not limited to: ball handling, shooting skills, foot work, and overall knowledge of the game. Campers will also improve communication skills and teamwork all while having fun. This girls only camp is operated by Rochelle Coleman a former professional and collegiate basketball player (Syracuse University) and current Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Paint Branch High School. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. Takoma Park Community Center Residents: $175/ Non-residents: $195 1 Week Session Mon, July 1 - Fri, July 5 (closed July 4th)

(301) 891-7290

8-14 years 9am-4pm

*Register for all RAC Development Basketball Camps with Rochelle Coleman* To register for RAC Development Basketball Girl Camp in Takoma Park please visit:

http://www.rochelleathleticconsulting. com/camps or call 240-424-5848.

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

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Youth On Stage: Footlight Camp

In On Stage: Footlight, we will get on the stage and get to work acting, singing and dancing! We’ll start each day with physical, vocal, imagination and focus building warm-ups. We’ll perform scene work and work on at least three musical numbers from a Broadway show. On Stage: Footlight Camp will end with a revue show so parents can see what we’ve been working on! Please note, the emphasis is on process, not product, though we haven’t disappointed audiences yet! $15 materials fee includes cds, lyrics and supplies. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. Auditorium at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $200.00/ Non-resident: $220.00 1 Week Session 5-7 years Mon, July 8 - Fri, July 12 9am-12:30pm

Spring Break Camp

n Registratio y has alread begun!

Come explore with us as we experience nature. Go on a nature scavenger hunt finding nature’s little secrets. Find out why the sun is so important and why water is essential to all living creatures. Hiking, swimming at Rollingcrest Pool, crafts, games and fun are in store. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. Azalea Room, Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $140.00 / Non-resident: $160.00 Mon, Mar. 25 – Fri. Mar. 29 9am-4pm Before Care: Resident: $35 / Non-resident: $45

7am-9am

After Care: Resident: $35 / Non-resident: $45 4pm-6pm

Super Sports Camp (6 - 9 yrs.)

Looking for a great way to keep your child active during the summer? The Takoma Park Recreation Department has just that. Our qualified recreation staff eagerly awaits the arrival of your children for a week of fun, fun and more fun! In addition to some of our more traditional sports, our camp seeks to expose campers to new activities, develop recreational skills, and promote social growth. A variety of sport, leisure and educational activities will be taught. Participants will be separated by age. No experience necessary to participate. Camp will conclude with sport challenges and game competitions. All participants must wear sneakers and dress appropriately. Maximum 20, On Stage: Spotlight Camp minimum 12. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the In On Stage: Spotlight, we will get on the stage and get to work first day of camp. acting, singing and dancing! We’ll start each day with physical, vocal, imagination and focus building warm-ups. We’ll perform Rose Room at Takoma Park Community Center scene work and work on at least three musical numbers from Resident: $160.00/ Non-resident: $180.00 a Broadway show. On Stage: Spotlight Camp will end with 1 Week Session a revue show so parents can see what we’ve been working Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 19 9am-4pm on! Please note, the emphasis is on process, not product, 6-9 years though we haven’t disappointed audiences yet! $15 materials fee includes cds, lyrics and supplies. Paperwork will need to be Super Sports Camp (10 - 12 yrs.) completed prior to the first day. Looking for a great way to keep your child active during the

Takoma Park!

Science Explorers Camp

summer? The Takoma Park Recreation Department has just that. Our qualified recreation staff eagerly awaits the arrival of your children for a week of fun, fun and more fun! In addition to some of our more traditional sports, our camp seeks to expose campers to new activities, develop recreational skills, and promote social growth. A variety of sport, leisure and educational activities will be taught. Participants will be separated by age. No experience necessary to participate. Camp will conclude with sport challenges and game competitions. All participants must wear sneakers and dress appropriately. Maximum 20, minimum 12. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp.

Lilac Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $160.00/ Non-resident: $180.00 per session 1 Week Sessions 9am-4pm Mon, July 8 - Fri, July 12 Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26 6-9 years

Rose Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $160.00/ Non-resident: $180.00 1 Week Session Mon, July 29 - Fri, August 2 9am-4pm 10 -12 years

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Auditorium at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $260.00/ Non-resident: $290.00 1 Week Session 7-10 years Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26 9am-2pm Do you want to be like the popular TV show CSI! Here is your chance to become a forensic scientist that actually analyzes the evidence to solve crimes. Join us as we take on the daily CSI challenges, with games, outdoor play, experiments, impression evidence, and finger printing. Max 10/min 6. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp.

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Youth Visual Arts Camp

Have fun and express yourself through color, shape, drawing and design! Each session includes a new art related theme and group of art processes and activities. Sharpen your drawing skills, explore new materials and exercise your imagination with inspiring art projects. Two hours of drawing in the morning using graphite, pen and ink, colored pencils, charcoal pencils, pastels, oil pastels or conte crayon, etc. followed by two + hours of painting and/or collage and assemblage in the afternoon. Media such as watercolor painting, sumie, mixed media painting, texture and found - object assemblage will be explored. Trips to the pool, art related movies, access to the game room during the day and outdoor art adventures are all included in what will certainly be a memorable summer experience. All materials included. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp.

Blast off!

Ta k o m a Pa rk Residents Scholarships available!

Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $290.00/ Non-resident: $320.00 per session 1 Week Sessions 9pm-3pm Mon, June 24 - Fri, June 28 Mon, July 8 - Fri, July 12 *To register for Visual Arts Camp please visit: Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 19 http://katiedellkaufman.com/ summer-camps-in-takoma-park-md Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26 11-14 years

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.

Scholarship Guidelines:

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Young Women in Bloom Camp

Calling all teens and in-betweens - what could be more fun than spending the summer playing and having fun through art, music, movement and Earth based activities while celebrating and honoring yourself at the same time ! Themes that will be covered in this camp are: self-empowerment, self-esteem, body awareness, environmental awareness and self-expression. Bring a bag lunch, water bottle, and a spiral notebook or journal and dress in layers as we will go outside, weather permitting. Light snacks provided. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. Lilac Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $185.00/ Non-resident: $205.00 1 Week Session Mon, June 24 - Fri, June 28 9am-4pm 11-15 years

Dance

Applicants must be City residents. City Residency: Resident rates apply to those persons who reside in, pay taxes to and are eligible to vote in Takoma Park elections (if 18 years of age or older). Nonresident rates apply to those who live outside of Takoma Park or those who have a Takoma Park mailing address but do not pay taxes to the City. When registering for a class or conducting business as a Takoma Park resident, proof is required in the form of a state issued photo ID or current lease with a valid Takoma Park address. • 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 three (3) 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.

Suto Dance (Youth)

The Suto Dance Company has offered quality dance instruction to all levels since 1973. Suto offers professional, well organized dance programs 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. Students are encouraged to participate for the entire 32 week program and also the two annual dance performances. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Suto Dance. For more information call 301-871-1000 or visit www.sutodance.com . Back Room at Takoma Park Recreation Center Please Call 301-871-1000 for Fee Information 7 Week Session Sat, April 6 - Sat, May 18 10:30am-1pm 5 -11 years (301) 891-7290

Scholarship Program:

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

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). 4. Scholarship applications and supplimental documentation must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the start of the program.

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Drama & Theater

Drop-In Kids Night Out

Want a night to yourself while your kids have a blast with their friends? Bring your children to the Takoma Park RecreThey creep through the twilight, quiet as shadows muttering a ation Center Kid’s Night Out! This will be a fun filled night for language long forgotten, a language only spoken by ghosts. Use children. It will involve activities such as games, arts & crafts, your imagination and storytelling ability in this classic fantasy movies and theme nights. role-playing game. Roll dice to cast spells and battle monsters. Creativity and cooperation help the group “survive.” Taught by Gymnasium at Takoma Park Recreation Center 6-12 years the library’s own Dave Burbank. Max. 50, Min.15 Five weeks. Free with Membership 1st and 3rd Fridays 7:15pm-8:30pm Auditorium at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $50.00/ Non-resident: $60.00 5 Week Session 9-18 years Thu, April 4 - Thu, May 2 4pm – 6pm

Dungeons and Dragons (Session 1)

Education & Development

Dungeons and Dragons (Session 2)

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. Max. 50, Min.15. Five weeks. Auditorium at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $50.00/ Non-resident: $60.00 5 Week Session 9-18 years Thu, May 9 - Thu, June 6 4pm-6pm

This class is designed for those interested in learning more about babysitting. Topics covered include: CPR, Fire Safety, First Aid, infant and child care and personal safety. A certificate will be issued upon completion of all five classes and exam. Co-sponsored by the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department. Five weeks. Instructor Chief Jarboe. Max. 15, Min.10. Lilac Room at Takoma Park Community Center Free 5 Week Session 11-13 years Mon, May 6 - Mon, June 10 7pm-9pm

Environmental Community Garden (Youth)

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. 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. The room is supervised by Recreation Department staff and is available on a drop-in basis.

Summer Hours for Game Room! 6 - 18 yrs.

Monday - Friday 2 - 4 p.m. 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Babysitting Class

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 social time doing it!). Installation parties are on selected Saturdays in spring and fall. We welcome your help with the garden. Coordinator Todd Leavitt. Outdoors at Takoma Park Recreation Center Free 6-14 years Saturdays 8am-9:30am

Saturday

12- 5:30 p.m.

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

This summer dig up something new, and participate in a Recreation Department activity!

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Youth

Martial Arts Kung Fu (Advanced)

This ancient form of self-defense provides physical and mental exercise which could help the students defend themselves by strengthening hand and 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 class for uniform. Instructor Master Thompson. Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $150.00/ Non-resident: $170.00 Spring Session (11 weeks): Sat, April 6 - Sat, June 22 11:15am-12:15pm Summer Session (8 weeks): Sat, July 13 - Sat, August 31 11:15am-12:15pm 4-16 years

Kung Fu (Beginner)

This ancient form of self-defense provides physical and mental exercise which could help the students defend themselves by strengthening hand and 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 class for uniform. Instructor Master Thompson. Maximum 15, minimum 2. Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $150.00/ Non-resident: $170.00 Spring Session (10 weeks): Sat, April 6 - Sat, June 22 10:15am-11:15pm Summer Session (8 weeks): Sat, July 13 - Sat, August 31 10:15am-11:15am 4-16 years

T-ball in Takoma Park! See page 13

Ta k o m a P a r k Full of activities for kids of all ages!

5K Run (p. 10) Taekwondo (Saturdays)

Taekwondo, it is composed of three parts as shown in the English spelling, though it is one word in Korean. “Tae” means “foot,” “leg,” or “to step on”; “Kwon” means “fist” or ‘’fight’’; and “Do” means the “way” or “discipline.” So it can mean the way or discipline of foot and fist. Now let us look at the term Martial Art which is the root of Taekwondo: Martial arts are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for combat. Today, martial arts are studied for various reasons including combat skills, sport, fitness, selfdefense, self-cultivation (meditation), mental discipline, character development and building self-confidence. The martial art of Taekwondo can easily satisfy all of these reasons for practice and many of them are practiced every day in gymnasiums across the country. *Same class – pick which day works best for you. Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $125.00/ Non-resident: $145.00 8 Week Session 5 years and up Sat, April 20 - Sat, June 15 1pm-2pm OR Wed, April 17 - Wed, June 5 6pm-7pm

Sports Double Dutch

Learn the art of Double Dutch through a fun and aerobic endurance workout that includes single rope jumping, double-dutch turning and jumping, stretching, toning, jogging and calisthenics. Last year the T-ball league had 130 participants and countless volunteer coaches. This year, the Recreation Department is looking forward to another great season filled with summer time memories of T-ball in Takoma Park!

(301) 891-7290

Back Room at Takoma Park Recreation Center Free with membership 9 Week Session 6-13 years Thu, April 4 - Thu, May 30 6:15pm-7:15pm

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

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Flag Football League (Co-ed)

Takoma Park Recreation Department in association with Takoma Park Boys Girls Club brings you the Takoma Park Flag Football League! This league is a non-competitive, instructional, community league. The goal is to teach the fundamentals of Flag Football in a safe environment. Registration began Feb. 1st - so don’t wait! Don’t be left out!! First game is April 13, 2013. Six week season. Registration opened Feb 1st. - Dont wait to register! Resident: $40.00/ Non-resident: $50.00 6 Week Session Sat, April 13 - Sat, May 18 Games Noon – 6pm

Girls Lacrosse Clinic

Girls Lacrosse Clinic 8 - 11 yrs. Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the area and this popular program is great for anyone who wants to learn the sport. The clinic will emphasize skill development in shooting, passing, catching and field alignments. This five week clinic will also cover basic rules and interpretations of the game. Lacrosse sticks will be provided. No experience is required! Takoma-Piney Branch Local Park (Behind Piney Branch Elementary School). Resident: $25.00/ Non-resident: $35.00 5 Week Session Wed, May 15 - Wed, June 12 3:45pm-4:45pm 8-11 years

Three divisions:

• 6-8 years Division • 9-11 years Division • 12-14 years Division Volunteer Coaches needed. Please contact Bradley Williams at (301) 891-7282.

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing

sports in Maryland Kickball Program

This program is a school yard classic! Everyone loves kickball because it’s fun, it’s fast, it’s easy and most of all it’s exciting! This program is all about playing the game. The program will focus on teamwork and sportsmanship. Get on the ball and get in on the fun, sign up today! Four weeks. Meet at Takoma Park Community Center. Registration is required. Takoma-Piney Branch Local Park (Behind Piney Branch Elementary School). Resident: Free/ Non-resident: $15.00 4 Week Session Thu, March 21 - Thu, April 18 3:45pm-4:45pm 8-13 years

Outdoor Pick up Soccer (6 vs. 6)

Takoma Park Recreation Department provides this recreational, competitive and instructional program to girls and boys from the community. The style of play is different from the traditional outdoor season, as the games use a smaller 6-against-6 format allowing for a faster pace game. There are no designated breaks for substitutions, players enter and leave the field frequently and the ball is almost always in motion. Takoma-Piney Branch Local Park (Piney Branch Elementary School)

Tennis is a life long sport...

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Fee: Resident: $25.00/ Non-resident: $35.00 6 Week Session Thu, April 25 - Thu, May 30 Grades 1 – 3 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Grades 4 -5 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. 6-10 years Register online at http://activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


Youth T-Ball 2013

This coed league allows girls and boys to have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of baseball. Emphasis will be on fun, learning to hit, running bases and catching. No experience is necessary as all skill levels are welcome. Participants must bring their own baseball glove. All teams will be formed by the Recreation Department. Games will be hosted at Belle Ziegler Park, Spring Park or Lee Jordan Field. Volunteer coaches are a key element of this programs success. Games will be held at Belle Ziegler Park, Spring Park and Lee Jordan Field. Resident: $60.00/ Non-resident: $70.00 8 Week Session Sat, June 8 - Sat, July 27 9am-1pm Grades: Kindergarten - 1st Grade

Tennis Clinic

Tennis Clinic Ages: 7 - 9 and Ages: 10 - 13 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. Five weeks. Tennis Courts (behind Takoma Park Middle School) Fee: Resident: $25.00/ Non-resident: $35.00 5 Week Session 7-13 years Tue, May 7 - Tue, June 4 Ages 7 - 9 Tuesdays 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Ages 10 - 13 Tuesdays 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

Y.E.S League Grades 5-8

This past summer the Takoma Park “Youth Exposed to Success” summer basketball league was a huge success as it served over 100 youth in the community. This program provides a positive venue for youth to express themselves through the game of basketball. Teams will be guaranteed six games and receive a Y.E.S. League t-shirt. 10 player rosters (6 teams per division). Practices will be held on Mondays at TPMS. Takoma Park Middle School Resident: $30.00/ Non-resident: $40.00 7 Week Session 5th - 8th Grade Wed, June 19 - Wed, August 7 6pm-9pm

Trips Fun Day Trip (Pump it Up)

The Fun Day Program offers exciting field trips on scheduled whole day school closings. Participants will meet at the Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue. Must pack a lunch. Trips, activities and performers are subject to change. Space is limited, sign up early. Azalea Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $35.00/ Non-resident: $45.00 Tue, April 2, 2013 9am-5:30pm 5-12 years

Tremendous Trips

Spend a day or two with us between the end of the school year and the first day of camp. Each day offers a different experience. June 17 - 21, 2013 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Before Care and After Care are not available. * Trips are subject to change. Azalea Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $40.00/ Non-resident: $50.00 per day 1 Week Session 9am-4pm Mon, June 17, 2013 Gaithersburg Water Park Tue, June 18, 2013 National Museum of Natural History Wed, June 19, 2013 Volcano Island Thu, June 20, 2013 National Children’s Museum Fri, June 21, 2013 AMC Theatres 6-12 years (in Grade 1 starting September 2012)

Work shops On Stage: Spotlight Spring Break Workshop

In On Stage: Spotlight, we will get on the stage & get to work acting, singing & dancing! We’ll start each day with physical, vocal, imagination & focus building warm-ups. We’ll perform scene work and work on at least three musical numbers from a Broadway show. On Stage: Spotlight Camp will end with a revue show so parents can see what we’ve been working on! Please note, the emphasis is on process, not product, though we haven’t disappointed audiences yet! $15 materials fee includes cds, lyrics & supplies. Auditorium at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $110.00/ Non-resident: $130.00 1 Week Session 6-10 years Mon, March 25 - Wed, March 27 9am - Noon

Volunteer Opportunities

T-ball Coaches 2013 Season

This popular program is successful because of the great volunteer coaches. T-ball coaches will get to meet each other during the annual ‘Coaches Meeting”. Last year, we had some great coaches and look forward to meeting more coaches this year. Each team will also have volunteer: Saftey Captains, Co-coaches, 1st base coaches, and parents are always encouraged to help! For more information about volunteering to be a coach, please contact Bradley Williams at BradleyW@takomagov.org or (301) 891-7282.

(301) 891-7290

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

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Teens

Volunteer Opportunities Teen Programs Volunteer Year Round, Flexible

Adults 21 and older needed to conduct or chaperone teen functions including but not limited to community service projects, field trips, in house social activities, and health related educational components. Suggested activities, events or programs can be considered or initiated within the teen program from volunteers.

Tutors Needed School year

2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Assist high school students with their homework in Mathematics, English, Science, History, and general studies.

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 1118. Volunteers must be certified to instruct exercise.

Skateboard Instructor Spring 2013

Looking for individuals that will inspire and motivate our teens. Teach the introduction and intermediate skills of skateboarding. Paid instruction is also a possibility.

Student Service Learning (SSL) Opportunities Do you need Service Learning Hours (SSL) in order to graduate? Stop by Ms Leicia’s office and register to take part in community service projects and activities to gain your hours. Some activities include volunteering at special events, concerts, festivals or visiting the places such as the Washington Humane Society and helping care for the animals.

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Teens 40 Developmental Assets

The Takoma Park Recreation Department is committed to providing young people with the Developmental Assets needed to succeed. The 40 Developmental Assets have a powerful, positive impact on young people. Teenagers who have high levels of these assets get involved in fewer risky behaviors and are much more likely to exhibit the positive values, such as leadership, good health, diversity, and success in school. Teen progams are designed around the 40 Developmental Assets philosophy and framework.

Camps Counselor in Training (CIT) for ages 14-17 yrs.

Sign up for a two day training to become a Certified CIT. Prior to volunteering for summer camp, each teen will be required to attend trainings hosted by the Takoma Park Recreation Department. During these trainings, teens will have an opportunity to develop leadership skills while becoming First Aid/CPR certified. During the summer camp sessions, the CIT will support all planned program activities on site as well as any regularly scheduled off site activities such as swimming and field trips. This volunteer opportunity, to work with Camp Takoma, involves working directly with children by helping them to enjoy and feel successful in each activity. Training dates (must attend all trainings): •Tuesday, May 7 Intro / Camp Standards 4:00 - 8:00 PM •Thursday, May 9 What it means to be a CIT 4:00 - 8:00 PM •Saturday, May 11 First Aid/CPR Training 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Resident: $75.00/ Non-resident: $100.00 Once training is complete, teens will sign up for a two-week session to volunteer with Camp Takoma. Please choose one session from below: Must Session 1: Mon, June 17 - Fri, June 28* register by Session 2: Mon, July 1 - Fri, July 12* ! April 30th Session 3: Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 26* *Each session is for two (2) weeks.

Camp Takoma time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Teens on the Move

Teens On The Move combines a perfect balance of experiential learning, community service, fun activities and career development. Monday- Friday 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. Teen Lounge at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $110.00/ Non-resident: $120.00 per session $35R/ 40 NR per trip * Space permitting- Must register 7 business days before teh start date 1 Week Sessions 10am-4pm Mon, July 8 - Fri, July 12 Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 19 Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26

13-17 years

Register online at http://activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


Teens Spring Break Career Week

At this price, this ll fill program wi up fast!

Hey Teens! Schools out for Spring Break so what are you going to do with all of this valuable spare time? Ever wonder what type of profession will fit your future? Well you’re in the right place! During Career Week a few professionals will stop by and guide participants in exploring some of today’s hottest careers. Participants will also receive insider advice on the knowledge and skills needed for success. This week you will be able to connect with experts, aspire to new heights, make new friends, and explore new options for your future. End the week with a trip to Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Baltimore, MD to see The Wiz. Sign up Today! For more information, please contact Ms. Leicia at LeiciaM@takomagov.org or (301) 891-7283. Registration has already opened - dont wait! Teen Lounge at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $20.00/ Non-resident: $40.00 1 Week Session Mon, March 25 - Fri, March 29 10am-4pm 13-17 years

Dance Suto Dance (Teens)

The Suto Dance Company has offered quality dance instruction to all levels since 1973. Suto offers professional, well organized dance programs 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. Students are encouraged to participate for the entire 32 week program and also the two annual dance performances. Cosponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Suto Dance. For more information call 301-871-1000 or visit www.sutodance.com. Front Room at Takoma Park Recreation Center Please Call 301-871-1000 for Fee Information 7 Week Session 12 -16 years Sat, April 6 - Sat, May 18 12:34pm-2:15pm

All activities are supervised by Recreation Staff.

External Assets Support

1. Family support—Family life provides high levels of love and support. 2. Positive family communication—Young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parents. 3. Other adult relationships—Young person receives support from three or more nonparent adults. 4. Caring neighborhood—Young person experiences caring neighbors. 5. Caring school climate—School provides a caring, encouraging environment. 6. Parent involvement in schooling—Parent(s) are actively involved in helping young person succeed in school.

Get creative in the Teen Lounge or hang out with friends!

Drop-In M.A.N.U.P

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 Video Producer Camp program is made possible by countless volunteer hours. These Campers will have the option to produce either a public ser- mentors work in cooperation with the Takoma Park Recreation vice announcement (PSA) or a short promotional video from Department. scratch. John Pitt will guide campers through each step of the Teen Lounge at Takoma Park Community Center process, teaching them how to implement professional producFree 11-18 years tion techniques along the way. Imagination and creativity will be 11 Week Session encouraged as each participant works as a team to finalize the April 2 - June 11 Tues 6pm-8pm project. Every camper will have the opportunity to work behind and in front of the camera, direct a scene, co-write the script, edit video, create graphics, and record professional audio for Grab your board and kick it at the new Skatepark! video. In addition, the camp’s final video will be broadcast on Have fun grinding, nosesliding, or ollieing... Takoma Park City TV. Instructor: John Pitt Paperwork will need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. Multi Media Lab at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $220.00/ Non-resident: $250.00 1 Week Sessions 9am-3pm Mon, July 15 - Fri, July 19 Mon, July 22 - Fri, July 26 13 -17 years (301) 891-7290

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Teens Smashing Smoothies & Movie Rap Night

Education & Development

Do you like movies? How about smoothies? How much more would you like them if they were FREE?!?! Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of each month for as we partner with Project MOVE to bring you Smashing Smoothie Rap Night. Black College Expo Hang out with your friends, watch movies, make smoothies and Decisions, Decisions. Who has the best academics? Who has be Takoma Park’s own movie critic. Watch the movies and tell the best athletics? Should I stay on campus? How far is comfortable enough for me to travel? Jump on board as we visit us what you think! the Black College Expo at Bowie State University. Register in advance space is limited - Registration is open now! Teen Lounge at Takoma Park Community Center Free Thu, April 11 - Thu, June 13

11-17 years 6pm-8pm

External Assets Empowerment

7. Community values youth—Young person perceives that adults in the community value youth. 8. Youth as resources—Young people are given useful roles in the community. 9. Service to others—Young person serves in the community one hour or more per week. 10. Safety—Young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood. Boundaries & Expectations 11. Family boundaries—Family has clear rules and consequences and monitors the young person’s whereabouts. 12. School Boundaries—School provides clear rules and consequences. 13. Neighborhood boundaries—Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people’s behavior. 14. Adult role models—Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior. 15. Positive peer influence—Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior. 16. High expectations—Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well.

Teen Lounge

This special room is for TEENS ONLY! Ages 13 - 17 are welcome to become members to gain access to a 60 inch plasma television, X-Box 360 games, 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 & season) 2:30 - 9:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on Saturdays)

Trip to Bowie State University 13-17 years Resident: Free/ Non-resident: $10.00 Sat, March 30, 2013 9am-5pm

Job Training, Resume Writing, Mock Interviews

Job training programs for teens and young adults provide critical job training and placement services. With the national unemployment for adults at 8.3 percent and the unemployment rate for young adults ages 16 to 19 at 35.2 percent as of July 2012, it is difficult for young adults with little education or training to secure a job that will allow them to be financially independent. This training will help teens to understand the format of creating a resume, participate in mock interviews and receive evaluations from instructors. For more information, contact Ms. Leicia at LeiciaM@takomagov.org or (301) 891-7283. Teen Lounge at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: Free/ Non-resident: $10.00 13-17 years Session 1 (4 weeks): Thu, April 11 - Thu, May 2 3pm-5pm Session 2 (4 weeks): Thu, May 9 - Thu, May 30 3pm-5pm

It’s your future...

Training for the jobs of tomorrow!

Teen Lounge at Takoma Park Community Center Free 13 -17 years 22 Week Session Mon, April 1 - Sat, August 31 2:30pm – 9:30pm

Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP)

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Fast food and retail jobs are not the only ways for teens to have income! The Young Entrepreneurs program (Y.E.P) encourages teens to develop their business skills and inspire them to be entrepreneurs. Through this program students will gain transferable business skills for both self-employment and the Teen Night Looking for something exciting to do on a Friday night? The job market, understand the relevance of education and choose Takoma Park Recreation Center provides high quality, afford- to stay in school or pursue higher education, and develop life able, safe and FUN activities for teens. Come on out to a night management and problem solving skills. of games, activities and more. Bring your friends for a cheap Teen Lounge at Takoma Park Community Center night out of the house. Resident: Free/ Non-resident: $10.00 13-17 years Session 1 (4 weeks): Gymnasium at Takoma Park Recreation Center Tue, April 9 - Tue, April 30 4pm-6pm Free with a Membership 12-16 years Session 2 (4 weeks): 6 Week Session Tue, May 7 - Tue, May 28 4pm-6pm 2nd and 4th Fridays 7:15-8:30pm Activities Guide • Spring & Summer 2013


Teens

Environmental Martial Arts Community Garden (Teens)

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 social time doing it!). Installation parties are on selected Saturdays in spring and fall. We welcome your help with the garden. Coordinator Todd Leavitt. Outdoors at Takoma Park Recreation Center Free Saturdays 8am-9:30am 12-16 years

Karate/Self-Defense 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. This program is a partnership between the Takoma Park Recreation Department and the Penn State University Karate Club. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Penn State University Karate Club. Back Room at Takoma Park Recreation Center Free with a membership 14 years and up Mondays and Wednesdays 7pm-8:30pm

External Assets

Constructive Use of Time

17. Creative activities—Young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts. 18. Youth programs—Young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in the community. 19. Religious community—Young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution. 20. Time at home—Young person is out with friends “with nothing special to do” two or fewer nights per week.

Celebrate Takoma Festival - Sunday, May 19 Sign up to volunteer!

Fitness Teen Hard Rock Fitness

It does not matter if you are skinny, overweight, weak, or the star of your sports team. Cedric will show you how to do a workout appropriate for your ability level. Cedric will concentrate on your cardio and strength. These 2 healthy and energizing routines will help you burn calories and while building muscles to help you build a lean, healthy body. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Shay Blanchard Fitness Room at Takoma Park Recreation Center Free with a Rec Card 9 Week Session April 1 - May 29 M & W 6pm-7pm OR July 3 - Aug 28 M & W 6pm-7pm 12-16 years

Internal Assets

Commitment to Learning 21. Achievement Motivation—Young person is motivated to do well in school. 22. School Engagement—Young person is actively engaged in learning. 23. Homework—Young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day. 24. Bonding to school—Young person cares about her or his school. 25. Reading for Pleasure—Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.

(301) 891-7290

Sports Flag Football League

Takoma Park Recreation Department in association with Takoma Park Boys Girls Club brings you the Takoma Park Flag Football League!!! This league is a non-competitive, instructional, community league. The goal is to teach the fundamentals of Flag Football in a safe environment. Early registration is recommended!!! Don’t be left out!! First game is April 13, 2013. Six week season. Registration opened Feb 1st - dont wait! Resident: $40.00/ Non-resident: $50.00 6 Week Session 12-14 years Sat, April 13 - Sat, May 18 Games Noon – 6pm

Y.E.S League Grades 9-12

This past summer the Takoma Park “Youth Exposed to Success” summer basketball league was a huge success as it served over 100 youth in the community. This program provides a positive venue for youth to express themselves through the game of basketball. Teams will be guaranteed six games and each participant will receive a Y.E.S. League t-shirt. 10 player rosters (6 teams per division). Games held at Takoma-Piney Branch Neighborhood Park. Resident: $5.00/ Non-resident: $15.00 7 Week Session 13-17 years Tues, June 18 - Tues, August 6 6pm-9pm

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Adults

Adults Art

Art (p. 28)

Zumba (p. 31)

Collage

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. Instructor: Katie Dell Kaufman Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $210.00/ Non-resident: $240.00 6 Week Session Tue, May 7 - Tue, June 11 11am-2pm 16 years and up

Encaustic Collage Weekend Workshop (6/8 - 6/9)

Yoga (p. 30-31)

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 $40.00 materials fee, including all substrates, medium, brushes and paint. A letter of optional collage materials to bring will be sent out after you register. Instructor: Katie Dell Kaufman Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $230.00/ Non-resident: $260.00 2 Week Session Sat, June 8 - Sun, June 9 9:30am – 4:30pm

16 years and up

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Adults Make Your Own Organic Herbal Body Care Products

Dance Suto Dance (Adult)

The Suto Dance Company has offered quality dance instruction to all levels since 1973; Suto offers professional, well organized dance programs 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. Students are encouraged to participate for the entire 32 week program and in the two annual dance performances. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Suto Dance. For more information visit www.sutodance. com or call 301-871-1000. Gymnasium at Takoma Park Recreation Center Please Call 301-871-1000 for Fee Information 7 Week Session Sat, April 6 - Sat, May 18 1:15pm – 3:30pm 16 years and up

Organic herbal body care products can be pricey, but everyone deserves products that are safe and affordable. In this workshop, we will make our own face scrub and shampoo, while pampering ourselves at the same time. It’s easy, inexpensive and fun to make your own! Bring an empty shampoo bottle that has been rinsed out and a towel. Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $35.00/ Non-resident: $45.00 Sat, June 1, 2013 10:30am-1pm 10 years and up

Fitness Aerobics: Cardio Groove & Strength

The moves are easy to follow, the beat never stops. The moves flow with the beat so the mind can groove. Is the song on the chorus or verse? It doesn’t matter. A heart-pumping, calorieburning workout that feels anything like work. There is no high like the Hi-Low Aerobics High! This cardio groove is followed Community Garden (Adult) Volunteers are always welcome. You will gain hands-on expe- by strength training with resistance equipment for a total body rience about how to grow food as you work alongside garden workout. veterans. Our team of volunteers from the neighborhood community, environmental change-makers and other area organi- Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center zations tend, harvest, seed, and water the garden together (and $60.00/ Non-resident: $70.00 have a great social time doing it!). Installation parties are on Spring Session (6 weeeks): 6:10pm-7:10pm selected Saturdays in spring and fall. We welcome your help Mon, April 8 - Mon, May 13 Summer Session (6 weeks): with the garden. Coordinator Todd Leavitt. Mon, June 3 - Mon, July 8 6:10pm-7:10pm 16 years and up Outdoors at Takoma Park Recreation Center Free Saturdays 8am-9:30am 16 years and up

Environmental

Cardio Kickboxing

Live a healthy life. Grow local food. Love the environment! Pictured right: Todd Leavitt

Make Your Own Earth Friendly Cleaning Products Many of today’s cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that are not healthy for people or the planet. Learn how to use basic ingredients you can find in your own kitchen to clean, disinfect and make your home shine. Bring two empty reusable glass jars with lids. Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $35.00/ Non-resident: $45.00 Sat, April 6, 2013 10:30am-Noon 10 years and up (301) 891-7290

Are you looking for a total body workout that totally kicks butt? Cardio Kickboxing is the answer for you. This 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. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Eight weeks. Max.10 / Min. 5. Instructor KJ Total Fitness. Front Room at Takoma Park Recreation Center $50.00 Spring Session (8 weeks): Mon, April 1 - Mon, May 20 7pm-8pm Summer Session (8 weeks): Mon, July 1 - Mon, August 19 7pm-8pm 16 years and up

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Adults

Ladies Boot Camp I (Mini Session)

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. Students are required to bring their own mat. Cosponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Eight weeks. Max.25/ Min.10. Instructor KJ Total Fitness. Gymnasium at Takoma Park Recreation Center Spring Mini Session (4 weeks): $45.00 Tue, April 30 - Thu, May 23 6:30pm-7:30pm Summer Mini Session (4 weeks): $45.00 Tue, June 4 - Thu, June 27 6:30pm-7:30pm 16 years and up

Ladies Boot Camp I

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. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Eight weeks. Max. 25/ Min.10. Instructor KJ Total Fitness. Students are required to bring their own mat. Gymnasium at Takoma Park Recreation Center $85.00 8 Week Session Tue, July 2 - Tue, August 27 6:30pm-7:30pm 16 years and up

Ladies Boot Camp II

Ladies Boot Camp II is the next phase in cardio and muscle conditioning. It is designed to continue to give you that awesome, fierce look. This workout will push your endurance and current conditioning to the greatest extent. The intervals will be longer and the movements will be more complex. Core and body exercises will reach new levels of intensity. You will be tested!!! So if you have taken Ladies Boot Camp I you will love Ladies Boot Camp II. Gymnasium at Takoma Park Recreation Center $85.00 Spring Session (8 weeks): Sat, April 6 - Sat, June 1 10:30am-11:30am Summer Session (8 weeks): Sat, July 6 - Sat, August 24 10:30am-11:30am 16 years and up 30

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Pilates (Session #1)

A fun and invigorating workout that teaches controlled movements utilizing the body’s “core” - abdomen, back, and hips. Pilates improves core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance with mat exercises. Pilates is the ultimate mind-body exercise for anyone who wants to tone, streamline, and realign their body. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Four week sessions; Max. 10/Min. 3.  Instructor Nancy Nickell. Students are required to bring their own mat and hand weights. Front Room at Takoma Park Recreation Center $60.00/ 6 weeks session Spring Session 1 (6 weeks): Wed, April 3 - Wed, May 8 6pm-7pm Spring Session 2 (6 weeks): Wed, May 15 - Wed, June 19 6pm-7pm Summer Session (6 weeks): Wed, July 3 - Wed, August 7 6pm-7pm 16 years and up

Be in the best shape of your life this summer! Sign up for a fitness class.

Your body will thank you! Yoga for Beginners

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 your knees, tights or shorts can be seen) and an empty stomach. Instructor Carolyn Bluemle. Max. 17, Min 5. 10 weeks. Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $105.00/Non-resident: $1115.00 10 Week Session Tue, April 9 - Tue, June 18 6pm-7:15pm 18 years and up Register online at http://activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


Adults

Yoga Meditation, Intermediate Level

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 Carolyn Bluemle. Max.17, Min. 5. 10 weeks. Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $105.00/ Non-resident: $1115.00 10 Week Session Tue, April 9 - Tue, June 18 7:30pm-9pm 18 years and up

Takoma Park

Fantastic people. Fantastic programs! Yoga Nidra - Meditation and Relaxation

Feeling stressed, fatigued, or just need to relax? This meditative yoga practice helps reduce stress, increases general physical and mental well-being and brings greater joy and ease into everyday life. Practitioners report decreases in insomnia, anxiety and chronic pain, as well as increases in energy levels, more restful sleep and overall well-being. Students are guided through the meditation while lying on a yoga mat and blankets or seated in a comfortable position. This systematic practice uses positive affirmations, visualization, awareness of the body, breath, and self-inquiry. Each student should bring their own yoga mat, a few blankets, and a pillow. Instructor: Carol Mermey. Max. 16, Min. 5. Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Spring Session (5 weeks): Resident: $60.00/ Non-resident: $70.00 Mon, April 22 - Mon, May 20 7:30pm-8:30pm Summer Session (4 weeks) Two Great Sessions! Sign up for one or both!: Resident: $50.00 Non-resident: $60.00 per session 7:30pm-8:30pm Mon, June 3 - Mon, June 24 OR Mon, July 1 - Mon, July 22 16 years and up (301) 891-7290

Zumba

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving people toward joy and health. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-tofollow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Four weeks. Maximum 25, minimum 5. Instructor: Unique Fitness. Two Great Sessions! Sign up for one or both! Gymnasium at Takoma Park Recreation Center Spring Sessions (4 weeks): $40.00 or $10 drop-in fee April 3 - April 27 Wed 6pm-6:55pm Sat 9:00am-9:55am OR May 8 - June 5 Wed 6pm-6:55pm Sat 9:00am-9:55am Summer Sessions (4 weeks): $40.00 or $10 drop-in fee July 3 - July 24 Wed 6pm-6:55pm Sat 9:00am-9:55am OR Aug 7 - Aug 28 Wed 6pm - 6:55pm Sat 9:00am-9:55am 16 years and up

Martial Arts Tai Chi Chuan (Introduction)

Tai Chi Chuan is often referred to as moving meditation and offers many health and relaxation benefits to people of all ages. Regular practice can improve posture, balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and concentration. This class focuses on the basic principles of Tai Chi by learning the Yang short form style of Tai Chi. Instructor Andy Unger. Eleven weeks. Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $70.00/ Non-resident: $80.00 12 Week Session Thu, April 4 - Thu, June 20 6:15pm-7:15pm 18 years and up

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Adults Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners Plus)

Tai Chi Chuan is often referred to as moving meditation and offers many health and relaxation benefits to people of all ages. Regular practice can improve posture, balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and concentration. This class focuses on the basic principles of Tai Chi by learning the Yang short form style of Tai Chi. Instructor Andy Unger. Twelve weeks. Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $70.00/ Non-resident: $80.00 12 Week Session Thu, April 4 - Thu, June 20 7:15pm-8:15pm 18 years and up

Tai Chi Chuan (Continuing)

Tai Chi Chuan is often referred to as moving meditation and offers many health and relaxation benefits to people of all ages. Regular practice can improve posture, balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and concentration. This class focuses on the basic principles of Tai Chi by learning the Yang short form style of Tai Chi. Instructor Andy Unger. Twelve weeks. Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $70.00/ Non-resident: $80.00 12 Week Session 18 and up Thu, April 4 - Thu, June 20 8:15pm-9:15pm

Vector Drawing with Inkscape

Learn how to use this FREE, downloadable program, to create custom graphics, banners, logos, and icons and more. This is a great program for creating things like website graphics, social media images and titles for video. Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator and CorelDraw using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. We will teach you the interface, your imagination will take it from there. Multi Media Lab at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $60.00/ Non-Resident: $70.00 Session 1 (4 weeks): Sat, April 13 - Sat, May 4 2pm-3pm Session 2 (4 weeks): Sat, May 11 - Sat, June 8 2pm-3pm 12 years and up

Video Editing with Final Cut Pro - Advanced

Learn how to take advantage of the more powerful tools within Final Cut Studio to produce broadcast quality videos. Using Motion, Soundtrack Pro, and Compressor, participants will be able to create 3D graphics, compose soundtracks, and export video for any kind platform such as YouTube, Facebook and HP. Participants MUST bring his/her own hard drive. Multi Media Lab at Takoma Park Community Center Resident $110.00/ $130.00 6 Week Session Sat, April 13 - Sat, May 18 3:30pm-5pm 12 years and up

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Multi Media Film Appreciation

Have fun exploring the world of film. Over the course of six weeks, we will view, study and discuss the best in: Comedy, Western, Musical, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Horror films. We will view these films in Takoma Park’s state of the art, big screen Auditorium. Auditorium at Takoma Park Community Center Resident: $75.00/ Non-Resident: $85.00 Spring Session (6 weeks): Tue, April 9 - Tue, May 21 7pm-9:30pm Summer Session (6 weeks): Tue, June 4 - Tue, July 9 7pm-9:30pm 5 years and up 32

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Introduction to video editing using Apple’s latest version of Final Cut Pro. Participants will learn the general interface, keyboard shortcuts and all pertinent terminology. Learn how to create and organize projects, log and capture video, add transitions and effects, basic text manipulation and time line based storytelling. Instructor John Pitt. Minimum 4, Maximum 8. Participants MUST bring his/her own hard drive. Multi Media Lab at Takoma Park Community Center Resident $75.00/ $85.00 3 Week Session Mon, April 8 - Wed, April 24 6pm-7pm 12 years and up

Learn about video editing on the latest software... Apple’s© Final Cut Pro Register online at http://activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


Adults Video Editing, Final Cut Studio - Intermediate

Work shops

Sports

Azalea Room at Takoma Park Community Center Free 6:30pm-8pm Tues, April 23 s: Three date Tues, May 14 April 23, , 14 y or Ma or June 4 Tue, June 4 18 years and up

The course will cover some of the more advanced concepts in Final Cut & Pro such as key framing, motion effects, color correction, filters, composite modes and shapes, markers, slow Ride of Your Life motion, and advanced text manipulation. Six weeks. Instructor Takoma Bicycle is partnering with the Recreation Department John Pitt. Minimum 4, Maximum 8. Participants MUST bring to hold several spring/summer biking workshop for commuters, called Ride of Your Life. Bruce Sawtelle will be talking about his/her own hard drive. basic safety concerns, bicycle maintenance, how to fix a flat, and things to take on rides. It’s open to cyclists of varying skill Multi Media Lab at Takoma Park Community Center levels. The workshop will conclude with a question-and-answer Resident $95.00/Non-Resident: $115.00 session. Registration is required. Min. 6/ Max. 25. Open to all 3 Week Session 12 and up ages. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and bringing your bicycle along Mon, April 8 - Wed, April 24 7:45pm-9:15pm is not required.

Adult Softball League Coed 2013

The Takoma Park Coed Softball League is a fun and exciting recreational program for competitive adults of all skill levels. Games will be played on Sundays. Team registrations must contain 50% of T.P. residents to qualify for Resident Team entry fee. Roster limit 25. Registration starts in March on a first come first serve basis. All games are double headers (8 weeks) at Lee Jordan Field, Nolte Park, Argyle Park and Hillandale Park. Fee includes NSA sanctioning fees. Registration opened Feb. 1st - don’t wait! Team Fee Resident: $545.00/ Non-resident: $645.00 Individual Fee Resident: $55/ Non-resident: $65 8 Week Season 16 years and up Sun, April 14 - Sun, June 23 Games 9:30am – 1pm

Y.E.S League -Young Adult

This past summer the Takoma Park “Youth Exposed to Success” summer basketball league was a huge success as it served over 100 participants in the community. This program provides a positive venue for youth to express themselves through the game of basketball. Teams will be guaranteed six games and each participant will receive a Y.E.S. League tshirt. 10 player rosters (6 teams per division) Games are played at Takoma-Piniey Branch Neighborhood Park. Resident: $5.00/ Non-resident: $15.00 7 Week Session 6pm-9pm Thu, June 20 - Thu, August 8 18 years and up

Play like a champion - Y.E.S. League 2013! Anyone has a chance to take it this year!

(301) 891-7290

Check out more summer fun activites in Takoma Park... Piney Branch Pool Adventist Community Services www.acsgw.org/pool.htm 7510 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Phone: 301-565-0190, E-mail: JoyceS@acsgw.org Park behind the Community Center, use side entrance to school on Grant Avenue. * Lane swimming available during all hours * Swim classes and water aerobics -

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

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 301585-5832 or gene511@aol.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: www.takomaparkbgc.teamopolis.com

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

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Family

Family Drop-In

Recreation Staff are here to serve you! Stop by and see a friendly face!

FREE Fried Fish Fridays

Join us every first & third Friday of the month for our FREE Fried Fish Fridays!!!We’re frying all the fish and chips we can until everything runs out!!! While you’re at it, join in on games, raffles and FUN on the basketball court**. Bring the whole family! *Subject to change without prior notification. Teen Lounge at Takoma Park Community Center Fri, April 5 - Fri, June 21

Free 6pm-8pm

6 Week Session 5 years and up

Environmental Backyard Composting

Want to know the secret to a healthy thriving garden? Compost! Yard waste and vegetable scraps can make up as much as 20% of our household garbage and end up in landfills. Now that’s real waste because these are treasures when it comes to the vitality of your garden. Costing next to nothing and easy to maintain, compost piles provide rich fertilizer for your garden. In this workshop, we will learn what makes a good compost pile and how to make one. Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Sat, May 18, 2013

Resident: $25.00/ Non-resident: $35.00 10:30am-12:30pm 5 years and up

Make Your Own Worm Composting Box

Worms get a bad rap, but they are actually vital to our food system. They transform the soil and leave behind the best natural fertilizer around. But if you live in the city, finding a place to have worms and a compost pile can be difficult. Worm boxes take up very little space, can be used indoors and provide excellent compost for your vegetable or house plants. In this workshop, we will learn how to make and use worm composting boxes. Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Sat, April 27, 2013

Resident: $35.00/ Non-resident: $45.00 10:30am-12:30pm 5 years and up

Organic Vegetable Gardening in Containers

You don’t need to have a big plot of land to grow your own food. If you are a city dweller, have little to no yard, or have only small amounts of sunlight in your yard, this workshop is for you. Container gardening saves money on groceries, takes up very little space and lets you use what you’ve got. In this workshop, we will learn the various methods and things we can use to grow delicious organic food. Bring a decent size container (think plastic milk jug) of your own- seeds and soil will be provided. Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center Sat, May 11, 2013

Resident: $35.00/ Non-resident: $45.00 10:30am-12:30pm 5 years and up

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55 + Programs

55+ Programs Art Mixed Media Collage Group

Use acrylic paint in a variety of ways to create backgrounds. Cut and glue images and paper to the background to create a collage. There will be a facilitator, but no formal instruction. Participants will experiment and learn from each other. Please bring magazines or drawings and a pair of scissors. You may want to wear an apron. All other supplies will be provided. Be creative in a relaxed atmosphere.

FREE Drop-In Activities are available to adults 55 plus to enjoy onsite while the center is open to the public.

Forever Young!

Art Room at Takoma Park Community Center $5.00 4 Week Session Fri, May 3 - Fri, June 7 Noon - 2pm 55 years and up

Drop-In Advisory Group Meeting

Join other active adults age 55 and older from the Takoma Park community at our advisory group meeting. Bring your ideas and suggestions. Open and relaxed atmosphere. Drop-in. No registration required. Senior Room at Takoma Park Community Center Fri, July 19, 2013 9:30am-10:30am

Free 55 years and up

Bingo

Come and try your luck. Win a prize. Drop-in. No registration required. Senior Room at Takoma Park Community Center Free Spring Session: Thu, Mar. 28, April 25 and May 23 Summer Session: Thu, June 27, July 25 and Aug. 22

55 years and up

Wireless Access: The Takoma Park Community Center is Wi-Fi from end-toend. Bring your personal laptop computer, iPhone, PDA or other Wi-Fi-enabled device and take advantage of this free Wi-Fi service.

Noon - 2pm Noon – 2pm

Birthday Celebration

Let’s celebrate you! Bring your friends for a birthday celebration with cake, ice cream, well wishes and fun! Each season we will honor the birthdays that fall into a three month period, and this party will honor April, May, and June birthdays. Join in the fun. Dropin. Lilac Room at Takoma Park Community Center Free Fri, June 14, 2013 1:00 - 2:00pm

55 years and up

Game Room Open Play

The Game Room is available for adults age 55 and older 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. Game Room at Takoma Park Community Center Free Mon - Fri 9am-1:30pm (301) 891-7290

55 years and up

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

NEW for 55+

Community meet up with guest speaker night:

This spring and summer, the Forever Young program will host a community meet up event that will be social and educational. A guest speaker will discuss topics to inspire, educate, and entertain the 55+ active adult interests in Takoma Park. Join your friends and neighbors in Takoma Park for an eventful evening. For more details, check the Forever Young Newsletter or contact PaulaL@takomagov.org

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55 + Programs 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 projects. This is not an instructional class. Dropin. No registration required. The group will not meet during inclement weather. Senior Room at Takoma Park Community Center Free Mondays 11:30am-1pm 55 years and up

Education & Development AARP Driver Safety Program

Computer Class

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, Jane Hawkanson. Six weeks. Limit 6 participants per six-week session. Registration is required to participate in this class. No on-line registration. You must register in person. $10 per person, per session. For more information, please call 301-891-7290. Computer Lab at Takoma Park Community Center $10 per person 55 years and up Spring Session 1 (6 weeks): Wed, April 10 - Wed, May 15 11:30am-1:30pm Spring Session 2 (6 weeks): Wed, May 22 - Wed, June 26 11:30am–1:30pm

Summer Session (6 weeks): The AARP Driver Safety Program, the nation’s largest class- Wed, July 3 - Wed, August 7 11:30am-1:30pm room refresher course for drivers 50 and older, is designed to help tune up driving skills, explain safe driving strategies, Volunteer Opportunities covers the latest rules of the road, defensive driving techSpecial Interest Instructors (55+) (Year Round, Flexible) niques, and how to drive a vehicle safely in today’s increasingly Instructors needed to facilitate a variety of educational challenging driving environment. In person registration with the and special interest classes for adults age 55 and older. Takoma Park Recreation Department is required. $12 for AARP Member, $14 for Non-Members. Your payment by check will be collected by the AARP instructor on the day of class. Make checks payable to AARP. Bring your check, AARP Card and Driver’s License to class.

Fitness

$12 for AARP Member / $14 Non-AARP Member Class 1: Azalea Room at Takoma Park Community Center Wed, April 10, 2013 9:30am-2pm

Blood Pressure Screening

Adventist Healthcare will be doing a monthly blood pressure screening. Drop-in. No registration required.

Senior Room at Takoma Park Community Center Free Class 2: Lilac Room at Takoma Park Community Center Spring Session: Wed, April 17, 2013 Noon – 4:30pm Thu, Mar. 28, April 25 and May 23 11:30am-12:30pm 55 years and up Summer Session: Thu, June 27, July 25 and Aug. 22 Beginning Knitting 11:30am-12:30pm Learn basic knitting stitches and how to read pattern directions. 55 years and up Materials will be provided to complete a simple project. Five weeks. Class is limited to 6 participants. This class is free, Bone Builders *Waiting List* however registration is required to participate in this program. The Bone Builders program, in partnership with Montgomery No on-line registration. You must register in person. For more County, consists of three parts: balance exercises, weight training, and discussion concerning diet, safety and exercise. The information, please call 301-891-7290. program uses trained RSVP volunteers to lead the classes with supervision by a certified trainer. For best health benefits and Senior Room at Takoma Park Community Center increase in bone density, participants are encouraged to attend Free 5 Week Session class twice a week. Registration is required to participate is this Mon, April 15 - Mon, May 13 10am – 11:30am program. Please call 301-891-7290 to check for new registra55 and up tion availability in either session. The classes are full due to the Technology is popularity of the program; however a waiting list is available. all around us... Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Learn something Free new by Monday/Thursday 10am – 11am taking a OR computer class! Tuesday/Friday 10:30am-11:30am 55 years and up 36

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55 + Programs Gentle Yoga

Carol Mermey, RYT, will introduce you to the ways yoga can help 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. Five classes. Requirement: You must bring a yoga mat to class. Registration is required to participate in this class. No on-line registration. You must register in person. This class may be full due to the popularity of the program, however a waiting list is available. For more information, please call 301-891-7290.

Sports Open Play Table Tennis

provides players the opportunity to compete against others of similar abilities while promoting physical fitness. Active adults aged 55+ participate at no charge.

Game Room Takoma Park Community Center All Skill Levels Mon - Fri 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Free Spring Session (5 weeks): Fri, May 3 - Fri, June 28 Noon – 1pm Summer Session (4 weeks): Fri, July 19 - Fri, August 16 Noon – 1pm 55 years and up

Trips

Line Dancing Class

Active Adventure Trips

Line dancing is great physical and mental exercise, and an enjoyable social activity that leads to meeting new people and making new friends. Strengthening of bones and muscles, weight loss, increased stamina and flexibility, and stress reduction are just some of the benefits of dancing. Learn how exercise can be fun with music. No experience necessary. Registration is required to participate in this class. No online registration. Register in person. Call 301-901-7290 for information. Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Free 55 years and up Wednesdays: 10:50-11:50am and/or Fridays: 6:30pm-7:30pm

The active adventures program is designed for active adults, age 55 and over. Each trip requires a substantial amount of walking and/ or physical exertion. Program participants should be in good physical condition and consult with their physician if they have any concerns before registering or participating in a trip. Also, since these trips are usually held rain or shine, participants should plan to dress accordingly. Every effort will be made to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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 Zumba Gold Zumba is the Latin inspired dance fitness program that makes an enjoyable adventure. working out fun! Zumba Gold was designed for the active se- For more information about Active Adventure Trips, please nior. The Zumba Gold workout provides participants with the contact Paula Lisowski at (301) 891-7280. A detailed opportunity to improve balance, flexibility and cardiovascular description, with dates and times, is included in the strength. Seven weeks. Maximum 20 participants. This class is free however, registration is required to participate in this Forever Young Newsletter. For an online Forever Young program. No on-line registration. You must register in person. Newsletter visit: www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation. For more information, please call 301-891-7290.

Dance Room at Takoma Park Community Center Tue 11:45am-12:45pm May 21 - June 25 or July 9 - Aug 13 Free 6 Week Session 55 years and up

Forever Young!

Volunteer Opportunities

Computer Teacher Assistant (Year Round, Daytime)

Volunteer computer teacher-helpers needed for the Introduction to Computers class for adults age 55 and older.

(301) 891-7290

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

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Pets 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.

Pets Drop-In Doggie Fun & Games

Are you looking for more fun things to do with your dog? Need some inside activities for your dog this winter? Then come to Doggie Fun & Games. In this series of one day sessions, we’ll show you a variety of new activities your family can enjoy with your dog. Some of the things we intend to cover are hide and seek, tricks, put the toy away, pick the toy, fetch, Frisbee, agility ground work, and maybe even bowling and basketball. If you have any obedience issues you don’t know how to resolve, our trainer will work with you on that too. Heffner Park Community Center Resident: $20.00/ Non-resident: $30.00 Open to Any Age Dog *One Day Workshops 4:30pm-5:30pm Sat, April 6, 2013 Sat, April 13, 2013 Sat, April 20, 2013 Sat, May 4, 2013 Sat, May 11, 2013 Sat, May 18, 2013 Sat, June 1, 2013 Sat, June 8, 2013 Sat, June 15, 2013 Sat, August 3, 2013 Sat, August 10, 2013 Sat, August 17, 2013

Summer has gone to the dogs!

Education & Development Dog Obedience Training

Getting your dog started with a solid foundation of obedience training is one of the most critical and rewarding things you can do for your dog. Improve your relationship with your dog and build your dog’s confidence with proven positive rewards techniques that use not only food, but real time rewards such as praise, play time, toys, and freedom. We’ll show you techniques and games to teach your dog the basics such as sit, down, come, stay, stand, and heel that you can share with the whole family. We’ll also address any problem behaviors such as jumping, nipping, barking, and pulling on the leash. Heffner Park Community Center Resident: $100.00/ Non-resident: $120.00 Spring Session (6 weeks): Tue, May 7 - Tue, June 11 Summer Session (6 weeks): Tue, July 16 - Tue, August 20 Open to Any Age Dog

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* 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:__________

(301) 891-7290

Registration begins: March 15, 2013

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Camp registration begins March 15th!

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


2013 Spring/Summer Activities Guide (Takoma Park)