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Winter 2013

Activities Guide January - March 2013

Registration Opens - December 15, 2012!

• www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation •

Fitness Expo, page 9 Winter Break Camp, page 15 Babysitting Class, page 16 Basketball Tournament, page 21 Art Classes, page 23 Multi-media, page 28 Line Dance, page 31 Dog classes, page 35


Takoma Park Recreation Department

Recreation Committee

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.

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

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

Volunteers: Volunteers assist with: coaching, such

as the Winter Basketball League; special events, such as the annual 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 or check out our volunteer section in this brochure. See p. 38

Get Connected!

Partnerships: The Takoma Park Recreation De-

Watch us on City TV: Cable station 13

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

Spotlight on our Partners

The Capitol Community Soccer Club (CCSC) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and youth by helping them develop self esteem and a desire to achieve their full potential. While CCSC seeks to do this primarily through its soccer programs, it is also engaged Greg Frane & Adrianne Allen in a variety of educational and cultural activities. CCSC More than just soccer... encourages its participants to participate in the City of Takoma Park Recreation Department activities such as teen nights (ages 12-17) and kids nights (ages 6-12). CCSC is also a partner and sponsor for Teen Night and Kids Night activities and was a sponsor of all cook-outs at Takoma Park Recreation Center during their 2012 Camp Recess summer program. Adrianne Allen, President of CCSC says, “We love the Takoma Park Recreation Department, especially the Kids Night and Teen Night programs. Our kids enjoy being a part of the Recreation Center programs. We enjoy being a part and giving back to the Recreation Department. It is a very customer friendly environment.” The Recreation Department would like to thank The Capital Community Soccer Club for their generous contributions and assistance over the years to the youth in Takoma Park. 

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Recreation Department Team

Gregory Clark

Debby Huffman

Eric Rasch

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

Assistant Recreation Director

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

301-891-7226 DeborahH@takomagov.org

Lew McAllister

Dana Jackson

Sofia Visurraga

Hazel Hodgson

Youth Programs & Classes

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

301-891-7284 LewM@takomagov.org

(301) 891-7290

John Webster

Leicia Monfort

Paula Lisowski

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

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

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

Registration begins: December 15, 2012




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 HampshireAve....8 Special Events................................................9 Tots........................................................10 – 12

Arts............................................................10 Dance.........................................................10 Drama/Theater............................................10 Drop-in........................................................10 Education/Development........................11-12

Youth.....................................................13 – 19

Arts.........................................................13 Camps............................................................14 - 15 Dance..........................................................15 Drama/Theater.............................................15 Drop-in.....................................................16 Education/Development...............................16 Environmental..............................................16 Extended Care....................................................16 Martial Arts.........................................................17 Sports.....................................................18-19

Teens....................................................20 – 22

Teen Nvasion.......................................................20 Trips..............................................................20 Art of the Game Basketball Tournament..............21 Dance..........................................................22 Drop-in......................................................22 Fitness........................................................22 Martial Arts.........................................................22

Adults...................................................23 – 29

Arts...............................................23 Dance.........................................................23 Education/Development............................24 Environmental............................................24 Fitness...................................................24-27 Martial Arts.........................................................27 Multimedia................................................28 Sports............................................................29 Workshops....................................................29

55+ Programs.......................................30 – 33

Drop-in........................................................30 Fitness.....................................................30-31 Sports..........................................................31 Education/Development..........................31-32 Trips.............................................................33

Dog Classes..................................................35 Partners.......................................................36 Parks and Permits...........................................37 Volunteer Opportunities...............................38 Scholarships................................................39 Registration Form........................................40 The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings and programs. Anyone planning to attend a Takoma Park City or Recreation event or program and wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations is invited to contact the Recreation Department at 301-891-7290, at least two (2) weeks in advance if possible, at the telephone number listed or through the Maryland Relay Service (1-800-735-2258 TTY/Voice).

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

New Years Day (Jan. 1, 2013) Martin Luther King (Jan. 19 - 21, 2013) Presidents Day (Feb. 16 - 18, 2013)

Other Program Locations: Heffner Park Community Center 42 Oswego Avenue

Takoma Park Elementary School 7511 Holly Avenue

Piney Branch Elementary School 7510 Maple Avenue

Takoma Park Middle School 7611 Piney Branch Road

Hodges Field (behind T.P. Elementary School) 7511 Holly Avenue

Belle Ziegler Park (formally Jequie Park) Takoma Avenue & Albany Avenue

Ed Wilhelm Field (behind Piney Branch Elementary School) Grant Avenue & Maple Avenue



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Online Registration:

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

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

Get in the game and help us go green!

Register online! (301) 891-7290

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

Registration Policies * The Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel any program/class due to insufficient enrollment or to substitute teachers without participant notification. * Classes 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.

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

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

Registration begins: December 15, 2012




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 • membership required

Multi Media Lab

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

Senior Room (55+ yrs)

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 • membership required

Register online at www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


Hourly Rental Rates Hours and rates are subject to change.

Meetings • Classes • Rentals • Parties Small Meeting Rooms • Rose Room (capacity 12 w tables. 17 w/o tables) • Lilac Room (capacity 20 w tables. 25 w/o tables) • Hydrangea Room

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

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

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

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

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

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 two checks: - $50 refundable deposit (if required) - $ Total Rental Amount

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

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

*****************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 (301) 891-7290

Registration begins: December 15, 2012




TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

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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 *Winter Hours* Monday - Friday..............2:30 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday.............................9:00 AM - 5:00 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 60 lbs.) stair climbers elliptical upright bikes recumbent bikes treadmills leg curling machine leg extension machine incline bench flat bench and more...

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

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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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 www.activenet.active.com/takomaparkrecreation


Special Events

To find out more about fitness in Takoma Park come to the Fitness Expo on January 5th! If it’s nice out that day, you can reduce your environmental footprint by walking to the Recreation Center.

Takoma Park Recreation Center 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Make sure to join us and your body will thank you later!

Want to see some great programs in action? Please join us for

Class Demo Day on January 12th!

Meet the instructors and sign up on the spot!

For more information (301) 891-7290 Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue (301) 891-7290

Registration begins: December 15, 2012




Tots

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Tots

Drama/Theater Let’s Pretend

2 ½ – 5 yrs. Preschoolers love to exercise their imaginations through pretend play. Let’s Pretend class members will develop this natural creative behavior through dramatic readings, improve sensory exploration, physical experimentation, imagination exercises, singing/movement, props and games. We will warm up (like real actors), read a My Special Grown-up and Me story, engage in exercises & experiments based on the 3 – 6 yrs. Remember when everything was new? This introduc- story, and finally perform the story. Instructor Gretchtion to the arts class explores colors, textures and the en Doughty. Max. 12, Min. 5. Eight weeks. joy of creativity with a variety of fun projects. InstrucJan. 17 – Mar. 7 tor Rachel Gates. Max. 10, Min. 2. Eleven weeks. Thursdays 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Jan. 18 – Mar. 8 Jan.18 – Mar. 29 Fridays 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Fridays 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. Auditorium, TP Community Center Art Studio, TP Community Center T.P. Residents $110 TP Residents $90 Non-residents $110 Non-residents $130

Arts

Dance Suto Dance (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Jam) 3 – 4 yrs. Beginner-Advanced 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. www.su- Community Playtime todance.com. For more information call 301-871-1000. Infant – 5 yrs. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Enjoy open playtime, read stories, work on craft projDepartment. Instructor Suto Dance. ects, use the playground and socialize. We provide toys, craft supplies, story time and snack. Community PlaySaturdays (ongoing) time is not open when Montgomery County Schools are 10:30 -11:15 a.m. closed. Visit www.TakomaPlaytime.org for more inforTP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave. mation. Single classes range - $15-$18 Mondays (ongoing) 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Heffner Park Community Center $ Free

Drop-in

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Tots

Education/Development

Kindermusik was developed in the United States

over 30 years ago and developed from a program in Germany. It is taught worldwide and is based on the early childhood musical foundations of Kodaly, Suzuki, Orff, and more. Becky Linafelt received her Kindermusik teaching license in 2003 and is proud to be part of the Takoma Park community as a mom and an educator. She is a member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Maryland Music Teachers Association (MMTA). REGISTER ONLINE AT www.kmwithbecky.kindermusik.net

Kindermusik Village - “The Rhythm of My Day”

Ages newborn through 17 months Village classes are designed for lap babies, crawlers, and walkers, ages newborn through 17 months. Through a unique blend of multi-level activities that include creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and a colorful literature component, 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, instrument, board book, and banner. Max. 12, Min. 4. 10 weeks. Wednesdays Thursdays Jan.16 – Mar. 20 or Jan.17 – Mar. 21 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Ave. TP Residents $150 Non-residents $180

*Register for all Kindermusik classes with Becky Linafelt*

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

Kindermusik Our Time - “Milk and Cookies”

Ages 18 months through age 3 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. Jan.16 – Mar. 20 Jan.16 – Mar. 20 Jan.17 – Mar. 21 Jan.12 – Mar. 23

Wednesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Saturdays

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Ave. TP Residents $200 (includes required $50 home materials fee) Non-residents $230 (includes required $50 home materials fee)

(301) 891-7290

Registration begins: December 15, 2012

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Kindermusik Family Time - “Movin’ and Groovin’”

Multi-age; babies to age 6 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. Jan. 17 – Mar. 21* Thursdays Jan. 12 – Mar. 23* Saturdays *no class Mar. 9th Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Ave.

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Becky has been 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. named a Maestro Teacher by Kindermusik International, the world’s leading TP Residents First child $200 (includes required $50 home materials fee) publisher of Second child $70 music and movement Non-residents First child $230 (includes required $50 home materials fee) programs. Second child $90

Kindermusik Imagine That - “Hello Weather, Let’s Play Together”

3-5 yrs. Imagine That classes take the preschool age child on a journey of discovery and exploration – a journey limited only by the power of imagination. Pretend play activities are integrated with music, vocal development, storytelling, movement, and literature to capture the preschoolers potential to learn and to encourage cognitive and literacy skills, creativity and individuality. Parents/caregivers/siblings join us for the last 10 minutes of class time. Required home materials fee of $50 included in registration fee. Home materials include double CD, instrument, activity book, two literature books. Max. 8, Min. 4. 10 weeks. Heffner Park Community Center, 42 Oswego Ave. Jan. 17 – Mar. 21* Jan.12 – Mar. 23* *no class March 9th TP Residents Non-residents

Thursdays Saturdays

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

$210 (includes required $50 materials fee) $240 (includes required $50 materials fee)

*Register for all Kindermusik classes with Becky Linafelt*

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

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Youth

Youth Arts MAKE/Shift Studio I Art Inspirations

8 -10 yrs. Elementary students create exciting two and three dimensional projects in this NEW 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 Thursdays

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Session 1: Session 2:

Jan.17 – Feb. 21 Mar. 7 – Apr. 18 *No class Mar. 28

re All children a e born artist, th problem is to st as remain an arti we grow up.

Art Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents Non-residents

$150 $170

Pablo Picasso

MAKE/Shift Studio II Drawing & Watercolor

11 - 14 yrs. Have fun learning to draw with black, white and colored drawing materials, paint with watercolors, use pen and ink and explore mixed media approaches to representational imagery. Subjects will include still life, portrait, landscape (weather permitting) and floral studies. Beginning students welcome. The focus of the class is appropriate for students interested in developing a portfolio for entry into the Visual Art Center at Albert Einstein High School. Materials fee of $25.00, paid directly to the instructor, will be due on the first day of each session. Six weeks. Instructor: Katie Dell Kaufman Thursdays

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Session 1:

Jan.17 – Feb. 26* *No class Jan. 22

Session 2:

Mar. 12 – Apr. 30* *No class Mar. 28 and Apr. 2

Art Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents Non-residents

(301) 891-7290

$140 $160

Registration begins: December 15, 2012

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Camps

Spring Break Camp

5 - 11 yrs. Come explore with us as we experience nature. Go on Camp Takoma a nature scavenger hunt finding nature’s little secrets. 6 – 12 yrs. (in Grade 1 starting Sept. 2013) Find out why the sun is so important and why water Explore a new adventure each week with games, crafts, is essential to all living creatures. Hiking, swimming at activities, trips, and projects related to the theme for the Rollingcrest Pool, crafts, special guests, a trip to the Boweek. The fee for camp includes swimming once a week tanical Gardens and fun are in store. and a camp t-shirt. Mar. 25 – 29 Official camp themes will be announced in Feb. 2013. Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Azalea Room, TP Community Center TP Community Center TP Residents $140 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Non-residents $160 Week 1 June 18 - 22 Week 2 June 25 - 29 Before Care Week 3 July 2 - 6 (No camp on July 4) Monday – Friday 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Week 4 July 9 - 13 TP Residents $35 Week 5 July 16 - 20 Non-residents $45 Week 6 July 23 - 27 Week 7 July 30 - Aug. 3 After Care Week 8 Aug. 6 - 10 Monday – Friday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. TP Residents $35 Weekly camp rate: Non-residents $45 TP Residents $120 Non-residents $140 *Fourth of July week*: TP Residents $100 Non-residents $120

Summer 2013 Specialty Camps Camp

Before and After Care (Summer Camp)

Campers in the following camps may enroll: Camp Takoma, Takoma Park Recreation Specialty Camps, Takoma Park Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball Camp, Basketball and Soccer Camps. Activities include games, outdoor play and sports. TP Community Center June 18 – Aug. 10, 2013 Before Care 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. TP Residents $35/week Non-residents $45/week After Care 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. TP Residents $35/week Non-residents $45/week 14

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- All Girls Basketball Camp - Dance Camp - Dribble, Pass, and Shoot - Rookie Sports Camp - Science Explorers - Super Sports Camp - Teens on the Move - Theater Camp - Video Producer Camp - Visual Arts Camp

Age

8 - 14 yrs. 6 - 12 yrs. 6 - 12 yrs. 3 - 5 yrs. 6 - 12 yrs. 6 - 8 yrs. & 9 - 12 yrs. 13 - 16 yrs. 6 - 12 yrs. 12 - 16 yrs. 11 - 14 yrs.

Local camps that are fun, safe, and adventurous! Register today!

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Youth

Tremendous Trips

6 - 12 yrs. (in Grade 1 starting September 2012) Each day offers a different experience. Trips will be announced in February 2013. June 17 – 24, 2013 Monday – Friday TP Residents Non-residents

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $40/day $50/day

Dance Suto Dance (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Jam)

5 – 12 yrs. Beginner-Advanced 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. www.sutodance.com. For more information call 301-871-1000. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Suto Dance. Saturdays (ongoing) Varies 10:30 -1:00 p.m. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave. Single classes range - $15 - $18

Takoma Park Winter Activities Guide

Winter Break Camp “Winter Wonderland”

5 – 11 yrs. Come experience “Winter Wonderland” with the Takoma Park Recreation Department. Campers will have the opportunity to add some excitement to their holiday break while making gifts and presents for their loved ones, playing games and crafts. This winter break is set to be a whole lot of holiday fun. Children must bring lunch. Wednesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dec. 26 – 28 (3 Days) Azalea Room, TP Community Center TP Residents $85 Non-residents $95 Before Care Wednesday – Friday TP Residents Non-residents

7:00– 9:00 a.m. $25 $35

After Care Wednesday – Friday TP Residents Non-residents

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. $25 $35

(301) 891-7290

Full of activities for kids of all ages!

Drama/Theater Dungeons and Dragons

9 – 18 yrs. They creep through the twilight, quiet as shadows muttering a language long forgotten, a language only spoken by ghosts. Use your imagination and storytelling ability in this classic fantasy role-playing game. Roll dice to cast spells and battle monsters. Creativity and cooperation help the group “survive”. Taught by the library’s own Dave Burbank. Max. 30, Min.15. Five weeks. Thursdays 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Session 1: Jan.17 – Feb. 14 Session 2: Feb. 21 – Mar. 21 Auditorium, TP Community Center TP Residents $50 Non-residents $60

Registration begins: December 15, 2012

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Drop-in

Winter Word and Picture Matching

Kid’s Night Out

Ages 6-12 Want a night to yourself while your kids have a blast with their friends? Bring your children to the Takoma Park Recreation Center Kid’s Night Out! This will be a fun filled night for children. It will involve activities such as games, art & crafts, movies and theme nights.

Draw a line from each winter word on the left to the matching winter picture on the right side of the page.

Coat Skates Scarf

1st & 3rd Friday 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Free with membership card

Snowman

Education/Development

Shovel

Mittens Snowflake

Babysitting Class

11 - 13 yrs. 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. Feb. 11 – Mar. 18 Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. No class on February 18 Lilac Room, TP Community Center Free, but must pre-register

Environmental Community Garden

6 & Up 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. Jan. 26; Feb. 23 & Mar. 23 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. TP Recreation Center 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Free 16

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Takoma Park Nature Lab

5 – 10 yrs. A club for the curious child who likes collecting, sorting, drawing, and finding inspirations in the world around us. Through science, exploration, research and arts lab, the TPNL will explore specimens from our Takoma Park neighborhood and beyond. Exploration may include logging in specimens, mining the nature collection for models, creating a superhero from a leaf or designing a Water-Bear inspired moon-house. There is a $10 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Instructors Leslie Sluger and Bills Angelis. Jan. 19 – Mar. 30 Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lilac Room, TP Community Center TP Residents $100 Non-residents $110

Extended Care Fun Day Program

5 - 12 yrs. 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. Date

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Tuesday, April 2

TBA

8:30 AM-5:30 PM

$35

$45

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Youth

Martial Arts

Game Room 6 - 18 yrs.

Kung Fu

4 – 16 yrs. 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. Ten weeks. Saturdays Jan. 19 – Mar. 30 No class on Feb. 18. Beginner 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Advanced 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Dance Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $150 Non-residents $170

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

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ping pong tables pool tables foosball tables basketball arcade-style game air hockey arcade-style game membership required

Taekwondo

5 yrs. and older The Korean martial art of Taekwondo promotes fitness and strength in a fun and social environment. Taekwondo (foot-hand-way) is known for beautiful and powerful kicks. Students learn self-defense and practice drills, forms and sparring. The Tenets of Taekwondo – Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self- Control and Indomitable Spirit – are emphasized. Adults are welcome to register with their children. There is a one-time fee paid to the instructor at the first class (non-refundable) for uniform ($40 children, $50 for adult). Instructor Master Felix Lindeire Wednesdays Jan.16 – Mar.27 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 19 – Mar. 30 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Dance Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $125 Non-residents $145

Game Room School Year Hours* 6 - 18 yrs.

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

Master Felix Lindeire helps with correct technique.

(301) 891-7290

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

Registration begins: December 15, 2012

Saturday

12- 5:30 p.m.

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

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Youth Flag Football League coming this spring!

Sports

Double Dutch

6 – 14 yrs. Learn the art of Double Dutch through a fun & aerobic endurance workout that includes single rope jumping, double dutch turning and jumping, stretching, toning, jogging and calisthenics.

After School Kickball

Thursdays 8 - 13 yrs. 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. (on-going) This sport is a school yard classic. Everyone loves kickTP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue ball because it’s fun, fast, easy and most of all exciting. This program is all about playing the game. The pro- Free with membership card gram will focus on teamwork and sportsmanship. Get on the ball and get in on the fun, sign up today! Five Weeks. Futsal / Indoor Soccer League * Meet at TP Community Center* Grades 2 - 4 Futsal, a sport that is similar to soccer, offers the perMar. 21 – Apr. 18 fect combination of learning and fun. It is designed to Thursdays 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. improve fundamental technique and skill development Takoma Piney Branch Local Park during the winter months. For the past two years the (Behind Piney Branch Elementary School) program has been filled to capacity with a waiting list! TP Residents: Free* (registration is required) Sign up early!! Registration has already begun. Non-residents: $10

Check out the

Art of the Game Basketball Tournament on Page 21

Create your own team t-shirt!

Jan. 6 – Feb.10 Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave. Registration Fee: $60

T-Ball League (Grades: K - 1st)

With 130 participants last spring the T-ball program served as a safe introduction to the game of baseball. This co-ed 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 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.

Registration begins in March Registration Fee: $60 R 6 – 17 yrs. $70 NR Chess is fun, and playing the game teaches responsibility, improves discipline, and sharpens thinking skills. It also builds confidence and helps young people make new friends. This course will provide you with the first steps in chess: familiarizing yourself with the board; identifying the chessmen, including the moves of each piece; and learning chess terminology. Eight weeks. Max. 8, Min. 4.

Chess

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Winter Basketball League K - 8th Grade Season Begins Jan.12 Division Coordinators: Eric Rasch Bradley Williams Alvin Rathinam

’s too late! Sign up before it

K-1st Grade 2nd - 4th Grade 5th - 8th Grade

Ericr@takomagov.org Bradleyw@takomagov.org AlvinR@takomagov.org

Details about the program can be found at www.takomaparkmd.gov/recreation Special thank you to all of our Volunteer Coaches!

(301) 891-7290

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Welcome to the Teen Nvasion where we are implementing our new initiative of A.C.T.T. Now (Advancing Community Through Teens Now) by taking control and re-establishing the presence of our youth within our community. A . C . T. T. Now is dedicated to providing teens with safe, supervised activities that promote positive self-image, health, wellness, and a sense of community. A.C.T.T. Now will also help teens gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to be on their way of becoming fully functional adults.

Teen Lounge 13 – 19 yrs

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

Takoma Park Night Club

Ski & Snowboard

Did you know Takoma Park Teens have a Ski and Snowboard Club? The TP Ski/Snowboard Club runs from January to MidMarch 2013 and is open to youth ages 11-18. The club offers access to 3 ski resorts which gives YOU unlimited evening access during the winter 2013 ski season. Registration is underway and space is limited so register today. For more information, please contact Ms. Leicia at (301) 891-7283 or LeiciaM@takomagov.org.

Trips Ice Skating 12 - 17 yrs.

M.A.N.U.P. 11 - 18 yrs.

The mission of MANUP is to develop the next generation of successful leaders by impacting the lives of youth through the principles of education, social responsibility, self empowerment, and economic awareness. The programs are gender specific to enhance male and female development. Several programs include guest speakers, field trips to various educational and fun locations, career development and more. This mentoring program is made possible by countless volunteer hours. These mentors work in cooperation with the Takoma Park Recreation Department. Teen Lounge, Takoma Park Community Center Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. Weekly program (ongoing) $Free

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Whether you are an experienced ice skater or just want to try it out, don’t pass up this opportunity to get out and have fun. We will be heading to a local indoor or outdoor ice skating rink in Maryland. Fee includes admission and skate rental. Space is limited. Register now. Teen Lounge, Takoma Park Community Center Friday 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. January 4, 2013 Fee: $9

Snow Tubing for Teens 12 - 17 yrs.

Grab your hat and gloves and join us for an evening in the snow as we head to Liberty Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania to go snow tubing. Race down one of ten tubing lanes solo, or link up with a friend. No experience necessary. Space is limited so register now. Teen Lounge, Takoma Park Community Center Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. February 9, 2013 $28

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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. All youth in the tournament will not only play in an exciting youth basketball tournament, but also have the special opportunity to come to Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and learn to screen print their very own t-shirt for the game. Be like Michelangelo in the studio and Mike on the court! All participants will choose a date to screen print their t-shirt with their team.* Pyramid Atlantic will contact each participant after registration to schedule a screen printing date prior to the tournament.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

GRADE 1-8 SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

GRADE 9-12 Registration Opens:

GRADE 1-8

GRADE 9-12

Feb 4, 2013

MARCH 30TH

APRIL 6TH

SATURDAY

8:30 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. Games: 4 vs. 4

Registration Deadline:

Mar. 4, 2013

SATURDAY

8:30 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. Games: 3 vs. 3

Registration Fee: $25/player

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1) Online Registration: http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org 2) Mail: Please send your Registration Form to Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Attn: Basketball Payment must be included to be registered and postmarked by the Registration Deadline, March 4. *Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum number of registrations is reached per division and may close before the deadline due to the capacity of This program is a partnership between Pyramid Atlantic and the the league. Divisions will be set up based on age. T.P. Recreation Department

For more information, please call (301) 608-9101 or email: hello@pyramid-atlantic.org (301) 891-7290

Registration begins: December 15, 2012

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Dance

What people like best...

Suto Dance (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Jam)

12-17yrs. Beginner-Advanced 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. www.sutodance.com. For more information call 301-871-1000. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Suto Dance. Saturdays (ongoing) Varies – 12:45-2:15pm TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Single classes range - $15-$18

Drop-in Teen Night

12-17 yrs. Looking for something exciting to do? The Takoma Park Recreation Center provides high quality, affordable, safe and FUN activities for teens. Nothing to do on Friday night? Come on out to a night of games, activities and more. Bring your friends for a cheap night out of the house. 2nd & 4th Friday 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Free with membership card

Teen Drop-In Basketball

“Thank you! You’ve been so helpful. I’ve been bragging to everyone about Takoma Park’s great customer service.” - Michelle D.

Fitness Cedric’s Teen Hard Rock Fitness

12-17 yrs. It does not matter if you are skinny, fat, weak, or the star of your sports team. Cedric will show you how to do a workout appropriate for your ability level. Cedric will concentrate on your cardio and strength. These healthy and energizing routines will help you burn calories and strength while building muscles; to help you build a lean, healthy body. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Cedric Brickey Mondays & Wednesdays (on-going)* 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. *No class on Jan. 21 & Feb. 18 TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Free with membership card

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Martial Arts Karate/Self Defense Club

14 yrs. & Older Promote physical fitness, self-defense, leadership and cultural exchange through the practice of a traditional Okinawan karate style, Isshinryu (which means One Heart Way). Beginners welcome. 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.

Ages 12-17 So you think that you have skills? Takoma Park Recreation Center is the place to be on Fridays. Showcase your cross-over dribble, your smooth jump shot and your suffocating defense. Our primary goal is to provide young people with a positive athletic experience, allowing them to enjoy success through improvement. The byMondays and Wednesdays (on-going)* product of individual improvement is self-confidence 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. which leads to success in all endeavors. Co-sponsored *No class on Jan. 2 & Feb. 2 by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Free Fridays 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Free with membership card 22

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Adults

Adults Arts Ceramics

16 yrs. & Older Come make bowls, vases, mosaics, tiles, sculpture heads, clay animals and more. Your imagination is your only limit! All glazes are food safe. Tools and other materials provided. There is a $15 materials fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Instructor: Alice Sims, Art for the People. Jan.16 - Mar. 6 Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Jan.18 - Mar. 8 Friday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Art Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $80 Non-residents $100

Encaustic Collage Weekend Workshop

16 yrs. & Older Encaustic collage is a collage medium that uses bees wax as an adhesive and allows for layering of papers and lightweight found materials as a base for over painting with oil and encaustic paint. This workshop will cover collage layering processes using translucent and opaque papers and sculptural effects that can be created with the wax with stencils, stamps and incising. Ways to enhance your collage with encaustic paint will be introduced, as well as principles of layering wax and wax based paint over absorbent surfaces such as wood, cloth, canvas and watercolor paper. All materials will be provided for the $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 Feb. 2 - 3 Sat/Sun 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Art Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $230 Non-residents $260

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Dance

16 yrs. & Older Come enjoy new ways of combining materials and media. Using a variety of collage and paper altering processes, students combine found and altered papers and lightweight three-dimensional materials. Principles of color and design will be presented, such as limiting the color palette and the principles of design will be explored such as structure, balance, repetition, value and gradation. This class is suitable for beginners, as well as more experienced students. Basic materials will be provided (some personal or found collage elements may be desired to enhance the collage as well) There is a $30.00 materials fee, paid directly to the instructor, due on the first day of class. Instructor: Katie Dell Kaufman Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Session 1: Jan.15 – Feb. 26 Session 2: Mar. 12 – Apr. 30 *No class Jan.22, Mar. 26 & Apr.2 Art Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $210 Non-residents $240 (301) 891-7290

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Suto Dance (Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Jam)

16 yrs. & Older Beginner-Advanced 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. www.sutodance.com. For more information call 301-871-1000. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Suto Dance. Saturdays (ongoing) 1:15 -3:30 p.m. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Ave. Single classes range - $15 - $18

Registration begins: December 15, 2012

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Education/Development Fitness In Pursuit of Destiny

22 yrs. & Older This is a 7 week women’s empowerment class designed for the woman who has a sense of purpose but has faced obstacles that include, but not limited to: relational brokenness, a recent loss, stress, depression, domestic violence, personal crisis or past trauma that has hindered her from fulfilling her potential. The class encompasses a peer support model and features a psycho-educational curriculum taught by a licensed professional counselor. There is a one-time $10.00 materials fee paid to the instructor at the first class. Instructor, Dana M. Brown. Max.12, Min. 5. Feb. 13 – Mar. 27 Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Hydrangea Room, TP Community Center Free, but must pre-register

Aerobics

16 yrs. and Older This upbeat, energetic Aerobics class is sure to get you moving. Easy-to-follow moves flow to the non-stop beat from a great sound system. This cardiovascular groove is followed by toning exercises for a total body workout – and it all feels like anything but work. There is no high like the Hi-Low High! Instructor Nancy Nickell. Max. 16, Min. 5. Six weeks Mondays Jan. 14 - Mar. 4 6:10 - 7:15 p.m. Dance Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $60 Non-residents $70

Cardio Kick-Boxing

16 yrs. & Older 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 Community Garden room cardiovascular activities, such as brisk walking 6 yrs. & Older or jogging on a treadmill. Co-sponsored by the MontVolunteers are always welcome. You will gain hands-on gomery County Recreation Department. Eight weeks. experience about how to grow food as you work along- Max.10/Min.5. Instructor KJ Total Fitness. side garden veterans. Our team of volunteers from the neighborhood community, environmental change-mak- Jan. 7 - Mar. 11 Mondays ers and other area organizations tend, harvest, seed, and 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. water the garden together (and have a great social time (No class Jan. 21& Feb. 18) doing it!). Installation parties are on selected Saturdays TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue in spring and fall. We welcome your help with the gar- $50/8 weeks den. Coordinator Todd Leavitt.

Environmental

Jan. 26, Feb. 23 & Mar. 23 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

Herbs 101 – The Basics

18 yrs. & Older Herbs have been a worldwide staple for vitality, health and wellness since time began. They are easy to grow and can be used in a variety of ways. They are especially beneficial in the winter months when cold and flu season arrives and our immune systems are in need of extra support. In this workshop, we will start with the basics and make an herbal tincture to take home. Instructor Hillary Banachowski. Saturday Jan. 26 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Art Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $35 Non-residents $45 24

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Jazzercise

16 yrs. & Older Jazzercise is the art of jazz combined with the science of exercise physiology. Each class includes easy to follow fun aerobic-dance routines, weights for muscle strength and stretching exercises all to the beat of great music. The music ranges from oldies to jazz to the newest pop tunes. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Instructor Jazzercise. Mondays/Wednesdays (on-going) 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturdays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue $45 PER MONTH EFT (Easy Fitness Ticket) $110/8 week pass $25 joining fee required for EFT and/or 8 week pass $15 drop-in No class on Jan. 19, Jan. 21, Feb. 16, Feb. 18

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Ladies’ Boot Camp I

16 yrs. & Older A total body program that includes a circuit of drills such as jumping jacks, running, push-ups, squats, crunches and weight training. A challenging workout within a quick hour. Students are required to bring their own mat. Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Recreation Department. Eight weeks. Max.25/ Min.10. Instructor KJ Total Fitness. Tuesdays/Thursdays Session 1: Jan. 8 - Feb. 28 Session 2: Mar. 5 - Apr. 25

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

“WOW, I REALLY REGRET THAT WORKOUT. ”

TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

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$85/8 weeks

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Ladies Boot Camp II

16 yrs. & Older 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. Instructor: KJ Total Fitness Jan. 12 – Mar. 9 Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (No class Jan.19, Feb. 16)

Fitness instructor Tony will make sure that you get a great workout!

TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

$45/8 weeks

Pilates

16 yrs. & Older 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. Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Session 1: Jan. 9 - Feb. 13 Session 2: Feb. 20 - Mar. 27 TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue $60/6 weeks

Reason #64 So I can wear my old jeans (301) 891-7290

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Yoga Nidra – Meditation and Relaxation

16 yrs. & Older 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 Mondays 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Session 1: Jan. 14 – Feb. 11 Session 2: Feb. 25 – Mar. 18 Dance Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $50 Non-residents $60 Drop-in $15

Yoga for mind & body

Carol Mermey demonstrates a yoga pose.

Yoga for Beginners

18 yrs. and Older Come discover how to work with your body in a safe, gentle, non-competitive way which promotes increased flexibility, strength, balance, and awareness. This class will introduce and develop the foundation of standing poses and basic actions in forward bends, backbends, and twists. Each pose can be modified to accommodate all physical conditions. Please come with comfortable clothing (best if your knees, tights or shorts can be seen) and an empty stomach. Instructor Carolyn Bluemle. Max. 17, Min 5. 12 weeks Tuesdays Jan. 15 - Mar. 19 Dance Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $120 Non-residents $140

6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Yoga and Meditation, Intermediate Level

18 yrs. and Older Iyengar yoga teaches stability and openness through alignment so that the flow of energy and the focus of the mind are found in each pose. This Iyengar yoga class will include inversions and more advanced poses. It is appropriate for those who have a good foundation in standing poses and an understanding of basic alignment. The practice of postures in yoga is traditionally a preparation for meditation. Some time for seated meditation will be included at the end of class. (Chairs and cushions are available). Instructor Carol Bluemle. Max.17, Min. 5. 12 weeks. Tuesdays Jan. 15 - Mar. 19 Dance Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $120 Non-residents $140

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Adults

Tai Chi

Ages 16 & Older Tai Chi is an ancient exercise for cultivating physical & spiritual health. This class will cover the principles & concepts of Tai Chi. It has been proven effective in restoring balance and calm in our lives. The slow, gentle movements and relaxed breathing harmonize energy and flow in the body. The class follows the Yang style short form that was introduced by the renowned Cheng Zumba Man Ch’ing. Instructor: Kirk Talbott (Senior student 16 yrs. & Older Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s of the late Robert W. Smith) exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, Tuesdays (on-going) TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving Free people toward joy and health. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow 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. Wednesday 6:00 - 6:55 p.m. Saturday 9:15 - 10:10 a.m. Session 1: Jan. 9 - Feb. 6 Session 2: Feb. 20 - Mar. 20 (No class on Jan. 19) TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue $40/4 weeks per session $10 drop-in fee

Martial Arts Taekwondo

5 yrs. and older The Korean martial art of Taekwondo promotes fitness and strength in a fun and social environment. Taekwondo (foot-hand-way) is known for beautiful and powerful kicks. Students learn self-defense and practice drills, forms and sparring. The Tenets of Taekwondo – Courtesy, Integ-rity, Perseverance, Self- Control and Indomitable Spirit – are emphasized. Adults are welcome to register with their children. There is a one-time fee paid to the instructor at the first class (non-refundable) for uniform ($40 children, $50 for adult). Instructor Master Felix Lindeire Jan.16 - Mar. 27 Wednesdays

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Jan. 19 - Mar. 30 Saturdays

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Dance Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $125 Non-residents $145 (301) 891-7290

Tai Chi Chuan

18 yrs. & Older 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. Thursdays Jan. 17 – Mar. 28 Introduction 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Beginners Plus 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Continuing 8:15 – 9:15 p.m. Dance Studio, TP Community Center TP Residents $70 Non-residents $80

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Adults

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Multimedia Discover the Power of Internet Marketing

How to create Facebook Pages for Businesses

25 yrs. and older With over 1 Billion active users, Facebook is the most widely used social network. It is a great way for businesses to connect with existing customers, make new contacts, and get the word out about their products and services. We’ll start from the beginning and discuss: why Facebook is important to your business, how to create a Facebook business page from scratch, Timeline covers, tabs, applications and profile pictures, managing settings, creating and managing posts, and newsfeed. Must bring your laptop, company logo and other graphics. Instructor Romona Foster. Max. 15, Min. 5.

25 yrs. and older The Internet has rewritten the rules of business, creating a dramatic shift from traditional marketing and advertising to a complex, ever-changing array of interactive strategies that can have immediate results. Come learn a simple way to understand and put into practice effective online marketing! If you feel overwhelmed when you hear terms such as SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, meta tags, keyword research, domain registration, and pay-per-click, this course is for you. We will discuss how to create a profitable online Saturday, Feb.9 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. business using the following techniques: Search Engine Multi-Media Lab, TP Community Center NR: $60 Optimization (SEO), Google AdWords, social media TP Residents: $50 marketing, email marketing, and affiliate marketing. Master LinkedIn: Leveraging Must bring laptop. Saturday, Feb.9 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Multi-Media Lab, TP Community Center TP Residents: $60 NR: $70

the power of LinkedIn (Advanced)

25 yrs. and older Get noticed. Grow your network. Create your online brand. Build your LinkedIn presence and build your business. Features we will cover: uploading resumes, getting recommendations, importing and managing contacts, invitations, joining groups, searching companies, privacy settings, job searches, questions and answers, tools and applications. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your laptop and arrive five minutes early to set up. Optional: Please bring your resume and photo on a USB flash drive or have it saved on your hard drive. Instructor Romona Foster. Max. 15, Min. 5. Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Session 1: January 19 Session 2: March 16 Multi-Media Lab, TP Community Center TP Residents: $60 NR: $70

Master LinkedIn: How to get connected (Beginners)

Have Fun with Facebook: Creating your Personal Profile

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session 1: January 19 Session 2: March 16 Multi-Media Lab, TP Community Center TP Residents: $40 NR: $50

Saturday, Feb.9 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Multi-Media Lab, TP Community Center TP Residents: $30 NR: $40

25 yrs. and older Want to know more about LinkedIn? We will discuss what LinkedIn is, how to create a profile, how you can use it to build relationships, tips and techniques for best practices and LinkedIn tools and applications. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your laptop and arrive five minutes early to set up. Optional: Please bring your resume and photo on a USB flash drive or have it saved on your hard drive. Instructor Romona Foster. Max. 15, Min. 5.

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25 yrs. and older Learn how to navigate Facebook! It’s no secret that Facebook has become a huge part of how family and friends interact with each other, share their lives, and make recommendations for the companies they like. But too many people are afraid to join Facebook due to privacy issues. We’ll remove your fears, so you can begin to have some fun! We’ll start from the beginning and discuss: how to create a Facebook Personal Profile, managing privacy settings, creating posts, managing friends and groups. Must bring laptop and photos. Instructor Romona Foster. Max. 15, Min. 5.

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Adults

Sports Adult Softball League (COED)

16 yrs. & older The Takoma Park COED Softball League is a fun and exciting recreational program for competitive adults on 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 February on a first come first serve basis. All games are double headers. Sundays 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lee Jordan Field, Nolte Park and Hillandale Park

Softball is just around the corner!

Workshops Health & Wellness Workshops

Team Fee: TP Residents Non-residents

$545 $645

Individual Fee: TP Residents Non- residents

$55 $65

Open Gym - Basketball

18 yrs. & older Looking for a way to work off some stress after a long day, lace up your sneakers and join us at the Takoma Park Recreation Center every Wednesday night! All skill levels welcome. Wednesdays (on-going) 8:15 - 9:00 p.m. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue Free with membership card

Volleyball Drop-in (COED)

18 yrs. & older Open courts for volleyball will be available for adult “drop in” play from 8:15 - 9:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park Recreation Center. This program is open to men and women ages 18 and over. Individuals of all skill levels are welcome to participate. All games are self-officiated. Jan. 7 – Mar. 25 Mondays 8:15 - 9:30 p.m. TP Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue $5 per person/per night (or free with Recreation Center membership)

18 yrs. & Older This workshop will support the Takoma Park Community’s desire and commitment to live a healthier lifestyle. The goal is to create awareness and a sense of urgency to get and stay healthy! Through education, hands on demonstrations and support, participants will be able to make healthier lifestyle choices on a daily basis. Individuals will benefit from health assessments, weight management tools, vitamin supplement education, food demonstrations and much more. Instructor Dawn Patrick-Wout, A Bite of Wellness. Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Jan. 17 Feb. 7, 21 Mar. 14, 28 Auditorium, TP Community Center TP Residents: $39 NR: $49

High Definition Video for Community Purposes

16 yrs. & Older Learn tips and tricks for creating great looking high definition video that you can upload to YouTube or burn onto BluRay DVD disks to showcase the strengths of our community. You’ll learn to use a Canon Vixia high definition camcorder (that costs $300), learn homemade affordable lighting, recommended professional microphones, and Roxio Toast 11 software for burning BluRay DVD disks (on inexpensive DVD media.) Watch your crystal clear BluRay videos from the projector in our auditorium. Previous video experience helpful, but not required. Instructors: Phil Shapiro and John Pitt. 3 hours. Max. 50. Tuesday 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Session 1: January 15 Session 2: February 12 Session 3: March 19 Auditorium, TP Community Center TP Residents: $29 NR: $39

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55+ Programs

Seniors Drop-in

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Blood Pressure Screening

Adventist Healthcare will be doing a monthly blood pressure screening. Drop-in. No registration required. Thursdays Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Senior Room, TP Community Center Free

Advisory Group Breakfast Meetings (Silver Foxes) Game Room – Open play time for Join other active adults age 55 and older from the community at our advisory group meetings. Bring your adults age 55 and older

ideas and suggestions for the senior recreation program The game room is available for seniors to play pool, in Takoma Park. Come to an open and relaxed meeting table tennis, basketball arcade and other active games. The game room is a great place to join your friends for and get involved! Drop-in. No registration required. lively conversation, and just to “hang out” before, in-between and after classes during the day. Fridays Jan. 11 (snow date 1/25/12), Apr.12 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Lilac Room, TP Community Center Free

Bingo

Come and try your luck. Win a prize. Drop-in. No registration required. Thursdays Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Senior Room, TP Community Center Free

New Year - new activites!

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Free

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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. Drop-in. Registration not required. Mondays, ongoing 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Senior Room, TP Community Center Free

Fitness Bone Builders

The Bone Builders program, in partnership with Montgomery County, consists of three parts: balance exercises, weight training, and discussion concerning diet, safety and exercise. The program uses trained RSVP volunteers to lead the classes with supervision by a certified trainer. For best health benefits and increase in bone density, participants are encouraged to attend class twice a week. Registration is required to participate is this program. Please call 301-891-7280 to check for new registration availability in either session. The Birthday Celebration classes may be full due to the popularity of the proLet’s celebrate you! Bring your friends for a birthday gram, however a waiting list is available. celebration with cake, ice cream, well wishes, and fun! Each season we will honor the birthdays that fall into a Mondays & Thursdays, ongoing three month period, and this party will honor January, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. February and March birthdays. All seniors welcome. Drop-in. No registration required. Tuesdays & Fridays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 15 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lilac Room, TP Community Center Dance Studio, TP Community Center Free Free 30

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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. Requirement: You must bring a yoga mat to class. Registration is required to participate in this class. For more information, please call 301-891-7280. This class may be full due to the popularity of the program, however a waiting list is available. Eight classes. Alternate Fridays Jan.4, 18, Feb. 1, 15, Mar. 1, 22, Apr. 5, 19 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Dance Studio, TP Community Center Free

Line Dance

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. Call 301-901-7280 for information.

Sports Table Tennis

Come play this fun, energetic game with other table tennis players. A great way to improve eye-hand coordination; helps keep the body healthy and the mind sharp. Drop-in No registration required. Monday – Friday Saturdays 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Game Room, TP Community Center Free

Aim at something new this year... Staying active is the goal!

Iva scores. You can too!

Wednesdays, ongoing 10:50 – 11:50 a.m. Fridays, ongoing 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dance Studio, TP Community Center Free

Education/Development

Zumba Gold – New

Zumba is the Latin inspired dance fitness program that makes working out fun! Zumba Gold was designed for the active senior. The Zumba Gold workout provides participants with the opportunity to improve balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength. Seven weeks. Max. 20 participants. Registration is required. For more information, call 301-891-7280. Tuesdays 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Session 1: Jan. 22 - Mar. 5 Session 2: Mar. 19 - Apr. 30 Dance Studio, TP Community Center Free

Computer Classes

It’s never too late to get on the information highway. Learn how to use the internet and try using e-mail. Use a word processing program to make lists and type letters. Instructors: Phil Shapiro, Jim Mueller, Jane Hawkanson and Matt Pflantzbaum. Six weeks. Limit 6 participants per six-week session. Registration is required to participate in this class. Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Session I: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb.6, 13 Session II: Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3 Computer Lab, TP Community Center $10* *A Takoma Park Library card is required to take this course, and have access to the Community Center computers. For information, and to obtain a library card, please contact the Library at 301-891-7259.

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Introduction to Conversational English - New

This program is designed to provide an introduction to conversational English for senior citizens, ages 55 and older, whose first language is not English. This sixweek program meets twice a week (12 classes) and will focus on listening, understanding, speaking and pronunciation through the study of familiar, everyday events and situations in English. Students are encouraged to attend class twice a week. Registration is required to participate in this program. For more information, call 301-891-7280. Tuesdays and Thursdays Mar. 19 - Apr. 25 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Rose Room, TP Community Center $5 (cash) per person

Beginning Crochet - New

Learn basic crochet stitches and how to read pattern directions. Materials will be provided to complete a simple project. Five weeks. Class is limited to 6 participants. Registration is required. Please call 301-891-7280 for more information. Mondays Mar. 11 - Apr. 8 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Senior Room, TP Community Center Free

Beginning Knitting - New

Learn basic knitting stitches and how to read pattern directions. Materials will be provided to complete a simple project. Five weeks. Class is limited to 6 participants. Registration is required. Please call 301-891-7280 for more information. Mondays Apr.15 - May 13 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Senior Room, TP Community Center Free

Open Play Table Tennis

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

Wireless Access

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

Board Games

Whether you prefer checkers to scrabble or chess to backgammon, grab a friend or two and play one of our games. Games are stored in the Senior Room.

Game Room

The game room is open for adults age 55 and older to play pool, table tennis and other active games. Monday—Friday 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

“Oh yeah! I’m excited about these programs! Open Play Table Tennis provides players the opportunity to compete against others of similar abilities while promoting physical fitness. Senior adults aged 55+ participate at no charge. Location: Takoma Park Community Center, Game Room (301) 891-7280 All Skill Levels, Mon - Fri, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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55+ Programs

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

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

Benefits of participating in recreation.

Daily opportunities for laughter and friendship

Learn more about...

Senior Trips by reading the

(proven to ease daily stress and extend a healthy lifestyle!)

Silver Foxes Newsletter each month (301) 891-7290

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Third Annual

Mid-Winter Play Day

Thursday February 7, 2013 Pat the “Play Lady” wants Greg encourages everyone to join in on the fun and bring to see you playing! your friends and family! 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Takoma Park Community Center Come hear world renown story teller Candace Wolf and sing and dance to the Alderson Family Trio. They are all from Takoma Park our Playful City USA. Back by popular demand will be: board games, dress-up, games room, giant chess, playing with play dough and more. All ages are welcome to come play. This family fun event is free and for everyone.

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Pets

Drop-In

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.

Doggie Fun & Games

Dogs of any age 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. Tuesdays

Jan. 15 - Feb. 26 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays

Mar. 2 - 30 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Heffner Park Community Center 42 Oswego Ave. TP Residents $20/per dog, per day Non-residents $30/per dog, per day

Do we need this class?

Education/Development Basic Dog Obedience

Dogs of any age This is a 6 week course designed socialize your dog and to begin training basic obedience commands. The ultimate goal is to prepare your dog for the Canine Good Citizens test. You will learn how to teach your dog sit, down, come, stay, and stand. You will also learn techniques to make your dog stop pulling on walks and how to teach your dog a trick. Problem behavior such as nipping, barking, and jumping will be addressed. Tuesdays Mar. 5 – Apr. 9 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Heffner Park Community Center 42 Oswego Ave. TP Residents $100/per dog Non-residents $120/per dog (301) 891-7290

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Partners

Check out more fun activites in Takoma Park... Piney Branch Pool Adventist Community Services

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Buy a Gift Certificate from the Takoma Park Recreation Department A great gift idea!

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 - Water Aerobics - Lap Swimming - Early Bird Aerobics - Youth Swim Lessons - Senior Aerobics Program - Adult Swim Lessons - Kayak Classes - Special Needs Swim Lessons - 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 nonprofit 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

Take a step in the right direction:

Enroll in a Multi-media class! p.28

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Parks

Permits for various events and activities held in public parks throughout the city are required.

Belle Ziegler Park

(Formerly known as Jequie Park) Takoma Ave. & Albany Ave. • Pavilion • Playground equipment • Soccer Field • T-ball Field • Half basketball court • Water fountain • 4 tables (seats 8 at each table) • Port-a-john

Please contact the Recreation Department, (301) 891-7290 before conducting business on park property.

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

Forest Park

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

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

To reserve a park or pavilion:

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

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

Event Permits

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

Frequently asked questions for special events in parks Q: Do I need to apply for a park permit for my event? A: Yes. Q: How do I go about requesting a shelter or field for my event? A: Please visit the Takoma Park Recreation Department’s Administrative Office, located at 7500 Maple Avenue, and fill out a “Request for Use of Facilities” form.

Lee Jordan Field

(Behind Takoma Park Middle School) Piney Branch Road • Large soccer field(s) • Football field • (2) Baseball / Softball diamonds • Walking Track (1/4 mile) • Port-a-john

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

Ed Wilhelm Field

Darwin Ave. • Football field with Softball field

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

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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. Contact Leicia Monfort, LeiciaM@takomagov.org 301-891-7283.

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. Contact Leicia Monfort, LeiciaM@takomagov.org 301-891-7283.

Winter Basketball League

Winter 2013, Week nights and Saturdays The Winter Basketball League is looking for dedicated volunteers to help out with this year’s upcoming basketball league. Please contact Eric Rasch at (301) 891-7290.

Physical Activity Instructors

Year Round, Flexible Physical activity instructors needed to facilitate exercise, step and dance to teens and pre-teens between the ages of 11-17. Volunteers must be certified to instruct exercise. Contact Paula Lisowski, PaulaL@takomagov.org 301-891-7280.

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

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

Physical Activity Instructors Year Round, Flexible

Physical activity instructors needed to facilitate exercise, step and dance to teens and pre-teens between the ages of 11-18. Volunteers must be certified to instruct exercise. For more information, contact Leicia Monfort, LeiciaM@takomagov.org 301-891-7283.

Skateboard Instructor Spring 2013

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

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

Looking for individuals that will inspire and motivate our teens. Teach the introduction and intermediate skills of skateboarding. Paid instruction is also a possibility. Contact Leicia Monfort, LeiciaM@takomagov.org 301-891-7283.

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. For more information, contact Leicia Monfort, LeiciaM@takomagov. org 301-891-7283.

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Takoma Park Residents

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

Scholarship Guidelines: • 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). Non-resident 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 two (2) weeks before the start of program.

How to apply: 1.

Pick up an application from the Takoma Park Recreation Department, administrative office, 7500 Maple Avenue.

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

*Additional forms: Please visit the Recreation Department, administrative office, to receive a scholarship packet.

(301) 891-7290

Registration begins: December 15, 2012

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

Registration Form

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

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

Birth Date: _______________

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

(circle one) Ward 1 2 3 4 5 6

I would like to receive email alerts:

Yes

No

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

O

Yes

O

No

If yes, please explain: _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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

Work:________________________

Birth Date:________________________

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

(circle one) Ward 1 2 3 4 5 6

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

Name of program

Payment method: No phone registrations. REFUND POLICY

Session Day (s) of week (if applicable)

O Check

O Cash

O Money Order

DO NOT MAIL CASH!

Time

Fee

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

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

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


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