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Community Activity Guide

January – April 2017

Fountain Hills Music Fest Pitch, Hit, and Run Eggstravaganza New Programs Adult Cooking Wine Tasting Tiny Tots


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ROTARY COMMUNITY MUSICAL PARK

COMMUNITY SERVICES

GENERAL INFO

Through a cooperative community effort by the Town of Fountain Hills, the Fountain Hills Cultural & Civic Association and its Greening of Downtown Committee, the Four Peaks Rotary Club, and the Fountain Hills Rotary Club the development of the Rotary Community Musical Park is now complete. The original vision for this project was to offer a unique play experience connecting people through creativity, unique soundscape and sculptural design in an outdoor environment. Featuring 14 instruments, the musical park is located within Fountain Park, near the playground area. This distinctive play area is designed for kids of all ages, including those that are still kids at heart. But these instruments are more than just for play, the value of music is noted to have lasting effects beyond just a cheerful tune. Music helps to build reasoning skills and cognitive development. It can increase the capacity of your memory, refine time management and organizational skills, and teach perseverance. And playing music is just plain fun! It builds confidence, encourages creativity and self-expression. It can reduce anxiety, relieve symptoms of depression, and elevate your mood. It just makes people healthier and happier!

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COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT ADVISORY COMMISSIONS Community Services Advisory Commission Meets 4th Monday, 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall, Council Chambers

Sherman Abrahamson – CHAIR Jim Judge – VICE-CHAIR Patt Canning, Don Doty, Jerry Gorrell, Lynne Mott, Ron Ruppert, Natalie Varela

McDowell Mountain Preservation Commission Meets 4th Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall, Council Chambers

Bill Myers – CHAIR Tom Barberic – VICE-CHAIR Thomas Aiello, Bill Craig, Ken Thornton, Klaus Schadle, Stan Ruden

TOWN COUNCIL Linda M. Kavanagh, Mayor Nick DePorter, Vice Mayor Dennis Brown, Councilmember Henry Leger, Councilmember Alan Magazine, Councilmember Art Tolis, Councilmember Cecil A. Yates, Councilmember Grady E. Miller, Town Manager Meetings the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

COMMUNITY SERVICES STAFF Mark Mayer, Director – (480) 816-5190 Jennifer Lyons, Executive Assistant – (480) 816-5148 Recreation Rachael Goodwin, Recreation & Tourism Supervisor – (480) 816-5135 Corey Povar, Program Coordinator – (480) 816-5170 Grace Rodman-Guetter, Tourism Coordinator – (480) 816-5165 Parks Kevin Snipes, Supervisor – (480) 816-5178 Joe Beauvais, Parks Lead Chance Butterfield, Parks Lead Gary Kay, Parks Lead Cameron Koch, Groundskeeper Community Center Mike Fenzel, Events & Ops Supervisor – (480) 816-5116 Bill Haughey, Operations Coordinator – (480) 816-5188 Dominick LaBate, Customer Service Rep – (480) 816-5200 Leigh Heise, Customer Service Rep – (480) 816-5200 Senior Services Kelley Fonville, Supervisor – (480) 816-5186 Nita Blose, Home Delivered Meals – (480) 816-5226 Marti Lemieux, Activities Coordinator – (480) 816-5228 Linda Winters, Activities Assistant – (480) 816-5227

Fountain Hills Community Services

January – April

2017


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GENERAL INFO Rotary Community Musical Park Community Services Department Advisory Commissions Community Services Staff

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SPECIAL EVENTS Hashknife Pony Express Concours in the Hills The Great Fair St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Movie in the Park Eggstravaganza Fountain Hills Music Festival 2017 Spring Art Walk Tours

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LEARN Teen and Adult Classes Teen and Youth Classes Youth Cooking Classes Adult Cooking Classes Science Classes

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MOVE Dance Tai Chi Softball Yoga Fitness Tennis Toddler Activities Youth Sports Youth Dance/Gymnastics Archery Events and Trips

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ACTIVITY CENTER Support Groups and Assistance Programs Classes Sock Hop Dance Activities & Volunteer Expo Presentations Home Delivered Meals

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GENERAL INFO Property Taxes Rental Properties Dog Licensing Parks and Recreation Facilities & Hours of Operation

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2017

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Program Refunds • A FULL refund is granted when Community Services cancels any program. • NO refunds will be granted after the start of a program except for medical reasons or relocation out of the area. • NO refunds will be granted for trips or team sports leagues unless the spot can be filled. • A $10.00 administrative fee will be charged against ALL refunds to cover administrative costs. There are no administrative fees charged when the program is cancelled by Community Services. • Credit card refunds are issued back to the card used for payment. • Refund processing takes four to six weeks. Facility Refunds • A FULL refund will be made if Community Services cancels the rental. • In the event of inclement weather, the responsible party may re-schedule the rental at a later date. • All changes to reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance. All changes to weekend reservations need to be made by the Thursday prior to the reservation. • Refund processing takes four to six weeks. For more detailed information on Community Services refund policies, call (480) 816-5100.

FOUNTAIN HILLS COMMUNITY SERVICES MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Fountain Hills Community Services Department is to provide exceptional customer service to enhance the quality of life by providing and maintaining safe, available, and accessible parks and facilities, recreation programs, events, and services that will meet the intellectual, social, cultural, and leisure needs of all residents.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Hashknife Pony Express Thursday, January 26, 3:00 p.m. Avenue of the Fountains Free for all ages Neither rain, sleet, nor dark of night can stop the Hashknife Pony Express. Each January for the last 54 years, the old west is brought to life as an elite group of riders thunder through Arizona. This exciting event is the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world. Each rider is sworn in as an honorary mail messenger braving weather, terrain, and modern-day obstacles to deliver the United States mail. Beginning in historic Holbrook, Arizona the horseback mail route covers over 200 miles from the majestic Mogollon Rim through the wilderness of the Mazatzal range to the desert city of Scottsdale, Arizona. Join us as Fountain Hills welcomes the riders for their annual delivery.

Concours in the Hills Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Rain Date: February 18 Fountain Park Free for all ages Concours in the Hills is not a formal “white glove” event, but rather a casual and fun gathering of automobile enthusiasts in one of the most spectacular locations in the Phoenix area, on the green grass around the 560-foot fountain, one of the world’s tallest. The Concours showcases a very diverse range of ultra-high performance, luxury, and classic vehicles from both imported and domestic manufacturers. These range from million dollar, 200MPH plus cars such as Bugatti Veyron, La Ferrari and Enzo, to muscle cars, sports cars and pre-war classics. The event is supported by the leading car clubs of Arizona representing Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Jaguar, Lotus, MercedesBenz, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Corvette, Viper, Ford GT, DeTomaso, DeLorean, and others.

The Great Fair Friday - Sunday, February 24-26 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Avenue of the Fountains Free for all ages The Fountain Hills Great Fair welcomes back over 500 vendors to showcase their works at a three day craft fair like none other! Now in its 30th year, this three day juried art fair features artisans from across the United States and around the globe, and attracts thousands of visitors throughout the weekend. Food booths, beer gardens and seating areas abound throughout the venue. Live musical entertainment, free parking and free admission make this a can’t-miss event.

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Fountain Hills Community Services

January – April

2017


SPECIAL EVENTS

St. Patrick’s Day Friday, March 17, 12:00 p.m. Fountain Park Free for all ages Erin go Bragh! Put on your green and join us as we celebrate the Irish tradition of St. Patrick’s Day in Fountain Hills! Food, fun, and music will all be part of this family-friendly event. The famous fountain will turn green on Friday at 12:00 p.m. so plan to be there for this annual tradition! For more information about other St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Fountain Hills, please visit www.experiencefountainhills.org

Movie in the Park Saturday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. Fountain Park Amphitheater Area Free for all ages Fountain Hills is excited to feature our Spring movie night where we will premier Pete’s Dragon. Join us for a free movie night under the stars at Fountain Park. Remember to bring a blanket or chairs to get comfy.

Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 8 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Golden Eagle Park Free for all ages Join us at Golden Eagle Park and watch as hundreds of kids scramble to pick up over 15,000 eggs stuffed with candy and other prizes. Held on the soccer fields, this event is a sure way to begin the Spring season. Hoppy Bunny will serve as Master of Ceremonies and will available for hugs and pictures throughout the event. The event is open to children up to seven years old who must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive early to avoid missing our Egg-citing Egg Hunt at 9:00 a.m. You can also visit with the Fountain Hills Fire Department, which will have trucks to climb on and firefighters to show the kids their gear. No event would be complete without inflatable bouncers to play on. Come join us for lots of egg-citement!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TOWN EVENTS: Visit www.ExperienceFountainHills.org or call (480) 816-5100

January – April

2017

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Fountain Hills Music Festival Saturday, March 25 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Fountain Park, Free for all ages Arizona weather in the spring is just about as gorgeous as it gets! So, why stay inside when you can spend the evening at the Fountain Hills Music Festival? The Town of Fountain Hills invites you to join us on Saturday, March 25, 2017 for an evening of music and fun in Fountain Park! This one-day event was formerly known as the Fountain Hills Concert Series and has been Saturday, March 19, 2016 transformed into a spectacular new, one-day music festival Several musical acts will perform outdoors, each with its own style and genre. From electrified strings to country flair, this music festival has something for everyone! We are excited to announce that Urban Electra will be returning this year and taking the stage at 5:30 p.m. A full event line up will be announced in early 2017, so mark your calendars now and save the date! Bring your blankets, chairs, family and friends, and spend the day finding it all in Fountain Hills. This year’s music fest will also feature food truck dining options so plan to come hungry and grab a bite. For more information about the event, the music acts, or the great food, please visit: www.ExperienceFountainHills.org FROM 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. AT FOUNTAIN PARK ⋅BURGERS AMORE ⋅WATER & ICE ⋅EMERSON FRY BREAD

F O O D T R U C K S

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

THE RYAN SIMS BAND URBAN ELECTRA THE SUGAR THIEVES

Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the 2nd Annual Fountain Hills Music Fest in Fountain Park!

480-816-5100 Or visit www.experiencefountainhills.org

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January – April

2017


At a staggering 150 pieces, Fountain Hills is home to one of the largest public art collections in the state of Arizona! Register for any of our Spring Public Art Walks and discover the power of art among Arizona’s natural desert beauty. Our public Art Walk invites you to gaze upon striking statues set against Fountain Hills’ mountain ranges, scenic skies, and of course, our World Famous Fountain. Follow our Centennial Circle Art Walk through the Centennial Circle sculpture garden, then view the many pieces of varied art such as bronzes, murals, paintings, photography, and three dimensional art inside the River of Time Museum, and Community Center. Continue to Fountain Park where you will meet Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington, and the rest of the Presidents of our “Fount Rushmore” section of the Fountain Park tour! Fountain Hills, Arizona, is the place to see art in all its glory with a majestic backdrop of the McDowell and Four Peaks mountains and the Town’s signature 560-foot tall Fountain, located in the center of its 64-acre park. Please register online at www.experiencefountainhills.org/ artwalk for the tour you would like to attend. Registration is Free and includes your tour reservation and Art Walk Guide program.

January – April

2017

Fountain Hills Community Services

SPECIAL EVENTS

2017 Spring Art Walk Tours

2017 Spring Art Walk Tour Dates Fountain Park Tour 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Centennial Circle Tour 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

JANUARY Saturday, January 14 Fountain Park #2657 Centennial Circle #2658 Saturday, January 21 Fountain Park #2659 Centennial Circle #2660

FEBRUARY Saturday, February 4 Fountain Park #2661 Centennial Circle #2662 Saturday, February 18 Fountain Park #2663 Centennial Circle #2664

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LEARN

SPECIAL INTEREST

TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES

CPR/AED for the Community and Workplace

Spanish 1

The purpose of this course is to train individuals to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situation and to recognize and core for life threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in children or adults. The classes cover adult, child and infant CPR; the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and first aid for choking. The Fountain Hills Fire Department provides the certified CPR instructors. The American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) “CPR and AED for Com­munity & Workplace” course provides individuals with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to perform effective basic life support in an emergency. Persons who do not work in the healthcare field but are occupationally required or just desire to have CPR knowledge and skills would attend this course. Participants may include: • Emergency response teams in business & industry • Adult residential care personnel • Child care workers • Teachers

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? No time is better than the present, take this class with us and learn Spanish in a fun, friendly and organized way. Guaranteed to teach you to read, write and speak. Learn how easy the basics are. We will learn sentence structure and introduction to verbs. Book: Easy Spanish Step by Step by Barbara Bergstein.

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2684 Sa 1/14 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2685 Sa 2/11 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2686 Sa 3/11 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2687 Sa 4/8 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Doug Gibson or Pat Lay FEES: Resident: $30 • Non-Resident: $40 HS Student Resident: $20 • HS Student Non-Resident $30

AGE

14 yrs & up 14 yrs & up 14 yrs & up 14 yrs & up

TIME

2515 Sa 3/25 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Jamie Phillips

Beginner French Camp This class is designed for kids to learn conversational French. Students will learn through interacting with one another and playing out scenes (such as meeting at a café or going to school). Additionally, they will also watch movies and play games in French. On the last day of class, students will celebrate with a French picnic. TIME

AGE

FEE

7 - 15 yrs

$93

Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn most instruments. With simple instruction and review of commonly used keys, these insider tips will have you playing like a pro in no time. You’ll be able to perfect your technique at home, using exclusive take home materials provided by the instructor. There is an additional $29 materials fee collected in class – this includes the take home DVD and workbook.

AGE

FEE

12 yrs & up

$50

COURSE DAY DATE

Learn Pet CPR, Pet First Aid, basic emergency choking and more. This program is endorsed by the ASPCA. Cost includes take-home materials for your in-home pet safety and a certification. TIME

FEE

$100

Instant Piano and Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

Pet CPR & First Aid

COURSE DAY DATE

AGE

16 yrs & up

TEEN AND YOUTH CLASSES

2524 M-F 3/13 - 3/17 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Chantal Sahr

Learn CPR, First Aid, basic emergency choking techniques and more. Cost includes take home materials and Certification. 2514 Sa 3/18 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Jamie Phillips

TIME

2522 Tu 1/31 - 4/4 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Claudia Talledos

COURSE DAY DATE

Babysitter Safety, CPR and First Aid

COURSE DAY DATE

COURSE DAY DATE

AGE

FEE

16 yrs & up

$45

TIME

2532 (Piano) M 2/6 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 2533 (Guitar) Th 2/13 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Craig Coffman

AGE

FEE

16 & up 16 & up

$45 $45

NEW Crafting Critters Students in this class will have fun creating, designing, painting, and  building awesome crafts! This class is designed to allow your ­“Crafting Critter” time and space to let their creative side grow and ­flourish. Each class will be an hour long and each session is 4 weeks. Sign up and have some fun creating awesome crafts with us! All skill levels are welcome just make sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little messy. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2571 W 1/11 - 2/1 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 2572 W 2/8 - 3/1 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 2573 W 3/8 - 3/29 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 2574 W 4/5 - 4/26 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 2575 Sa 1/14 - 2/4 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 2576 Sa 3/11 - 4/1 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 2577 Sa 4/8 - 4/29 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Stacey Marshall & Chantal Sahr

AGE

FEE

6 - 11 yrs 6 - 11 yrs 6 - 11 yrs 6 - 11 yrs 6 - 11 yrs 6 - 11 yrs 6 - 11 yrs

$50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50

Register for adult and children classes online by visiting our website, www.fh.az.gov/recreation or contact Corey Povar at (480) 816-5170. It’s easy and fast!

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Fountain Hills Community Services

January – April

2017


Jewelry Making Do you love jewelry but hate those high prices? Making your own might be the way to have your cake and eat it too! This is a fun class that will give each participant the opportunity to design and make their very own piece of jewelry. During this class, participants will be educated on the differing methods of making jewelry, as well as making your very own pieces. ­Additional supplies will also have to be purchased in addition to the ­registration fee. A supply list will be provided upon registration.

DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

16 yrs & up 16 yrs & up 16 yrs & up

$70 $70 $70

Drawing Anyone can learn to draw! Before you begin to paint, it is important to have refined drawing skills. You will learn how to see differently so that you can draw on a paper what you see in real life. At the end the 6-week course you will have a finished drawing! COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2683 Tu 2/7 - 3/14 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Dennis Webber

AGE

FEE

16 yrs & up

$95

Oil Painting

ART Beginning Watercolor Students will enjoy learning about and engaging in this free-flowing, transparent, and water-based medium. Beginning techniques include wet-on-wet, value development, textural applications, and color exploration. Students will begin using black and white values, while continuing toward the full range of color with still life and photographic-reference work. Experienced students are welcome and will concentrate on developing their own “personal series” in watercolors and other medias. All levels welcome!! COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2534 Tu 1/10 - 1/31 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. 2535 Tu 3/7 - 3/28 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. 2536 M 4/3 - 4/24 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Michael Roberts

AGE

FEE

16 yrs & up 16 yrs & up 16 yrs & up

$70 $70 $70

Intermediate Watercolor Students will enjoy being able to expand on their previous knowledge of Watercolor and develop their skills even further. Experienced students are welcome and will concentrate on developing their own “personal series” in watercolors and other media. This would be a good class for the participant who has taken Watercolor before. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2537 Tu 2/7 - 2/28 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. 2538 Tu 4/4 - 4/25 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Michael Roberts

January – April

2017

AGE

FEE

16 yrs & up 16 yrs & up

$70 $70

Learn about color mixing, brushes, mediums, and how to begin and execute a simple painting. This class will take you step-by-step and you will come away with a true understanding of how to paint with oils. The first class will be about paints, brushes, mediums and supports. A basic drawing class is preferred but no experience is necessary and intermediate students are welcome. A supply list will be provided upon registration. All skill levels are welcome! 4, 2-hour classes. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2539 W 1/4 - 1/25 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. 2540 W 2/1 - 2/22 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. 2541 W 3/1 - 3/22 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. 2542 W 4/5 - 4/26 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Michael Roberts

AGE

FEE

16 yrs & up 16 yrs & up 16 yrs & up 16 yrs & up

$70 $70 $70 $70

Paint Workshop – Oil and Acrylics This class is for students with some experience in painting with acrylics or oil paint. After a brief review of color dynamics and painting techniques, students will each paint separately ... each expressing their vision as they see it. Using only photographic reference (not other artist’s work), or their own still life setup. This is not an analytic or academic approach but is designed to encourage each painter to paint from within and express themselves visually with color, shape and form such as landscapes, floral, portraits, cityscapes, abstracts ... in realistic, contemporary, impressionistic techniques are encouraged. Instructor works with each individual as needed. No class critiques. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2516 Th 1/12 - 2/9 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2517 Th 2/16 - 3/16 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2518 Th 3/23 - 4/20 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Ernie Shapiro

Fountain Hills Community Services

AGE

FEE

18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up

$60 $60 $60

Register for adult and children activities online by visiting our website, www.fh.az.gov/recreation or contact Corey Povar at (480) 816-5170. It’s easy and fast!

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LEARN

2519 W 1/11 - 1/25 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 2520 W 2/22 - 3/8 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 2521 W 3/29 - 4/12 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Sunnie Roberts


ADULT COOKING CLASSES NEW Adult Cooking Workshops Students in this class will be able to experience a hands-on cooking class while learning some new and exciting recipes. These classes are designed for the person who wants to learn new cooking skills, but may not have the time to sign up for a multiple session class. Courses will meet for 1.5 hours every Thursday. These classes will feature recopies that will be easy to duplicate at home. All you need to bring to class is an apron and a note pad. Each course will feature new recipes. COURSE

DAY DATE TIME

2545 (Appetizer) Th 1/12 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2546 (Dinner for two) Th 1/19 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2547 (Vegetarian) Th 1/26 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2548 (England) Th 2/16 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2549 (Comfort Food) Th 3/2 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2550 (Mexican) Th 3/9 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2551 (Appetizer) Th 3/16 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2552 (Lunch Box) Th 3/23 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2553 (French) Th 3/30 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2554 (Italian) Th 4/6 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2555 (Appetizer) Th 4/13 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2556 (Chinese) Th 4/20 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 2557 (Comfort Food) Th 4/27 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Chantal Sahr

YOUTH COOKING CLASSES

FEE

$30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30

NEW Cuisine with Chantal (Spring Break)

NEW Junior Chefs Students in this class will learn the basic elements of cooking. Students will be taught recipes and preparation methods for various foods from around the world. They will also be taught key topics associated with cooking such as kitchen safety, cooking terms and recipe structure. They will make a recipe book of the recipes they learn in class so they can repeat the recipes at home. Each course will feature new recipes.

Students in this class will be able to experience a hands-on cooking class while learning some new and exciting recipes. This is an adult cooking class designed to get you exposed to different types of cuisines and how to prepare them. Courses will meet for 1.5 hours, one day a week. These classes will feature recipes that will be easy to duplicate at home. All you need to bring to class is a apron and a note pad. Each course will feature new recipes.

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

COURSE DAY DATE

2558 M 2559 M 2560 Tu 2561 Tu *No class on 1/16

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 5:30 - 7:15 p.m. 5:30 - 7:15 p.m.

7 - 15 yrs 7 - 15 yrs 7 - 15 yrs 7 - 15 yrs

$110 $110 $110 $110

1/9 - 2/13 2/27 - 3/27 2/14 - 3/14 3/21 - 4/19

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2562 M - F 3/13 - 3/17 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Chantal Sahr

AGE

FEE

7 - 15 yrs

$110

These themed cooking classes can be taken individually and will focus on a specific type of food each class. Participants can register for just one class at a time for just $30. 2563 (Breakfast) Sa 1/14 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 2564 (French) Sa 2/4 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 2565 (Mexican) Sa 2/11 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 2566 (Dessert) Sa 2/18 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 2567 (Breakfast) Sa 3/11 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 2568 (Lunch Box) Sa 3/18 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 2569 (French) Sa 4/1 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 2570 (Breakfast) Sa 4/15 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Chantal Sahr

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AGE

FEE

7 - 15 yrs 7 - 15 yrs 7 - 15 yrs 7 - 15 yrs 7 - 15 yrs 7 - 15 yrs 7 - 15 yrs 7 - 15 yrs

$30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30

FEE

$145

Students in this class will be able to experience a hands-on cooking class while learning some new and exciting recipes, all recipes in this class will be gluten free. This is an adult cooking class designed to educate participants in the preparation of snacks, meals, and desserts that are all ­gluten free. Courses will meet for 1.5 hours, once a week for 5 weeks. Each course will feature new recipes.

Junior Chefs One Day Cooking Classes

DAY DATE TIME

AGE

18 yrs & up

NEW Cuisine with Chantal (Gluten Free)

COURSE DAY DATE

COURSE

TIME

2544 M - F 3/13 - 3/17 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Chantal Sahr

Junior Chefs (Spring Break)

GENERAL INFO

AGE

18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up

TIME

2543 Tu 1/10 - 2/7 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Chantal Sahr

AGE

FEE

18 yrs & up

$145

NEW Wine Tasting and Education Class In this new and exciting class, participants will learn about wine from a local wine expert. In this class, students will learn about topics such as sugar, tannins, fruit, and acid and how they relate to differing types of wine. Each class will have a grand total of 8 wine tastings. This is a great opportunity to taste delicious wine and learn about what makes wine so great or not, depending on your taste buds. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2525 Tu 1/17 6:15 - 7:45 p.m. 2526 Th 3/16 6:15 - 7:45 p.m. Location: Grapeables Wine Bar, Fountain Hills Instructor: Grapeables Wine Bar

Fountain Hills Community Services

AGE

FEE

21 yrs & up 21 yrs & up

$50 $50

January – April

2017


SCIENCE Nerf Wars

Launch It!

Competing teams use their brains, bodies, and toy blasters to complete fun missions. All missions are safe and family-friendly, allowing ages 6+ and all skill levels to play. Parents wanting to play must register themselves as well as their children. Blasters and eye protection will be on loan, but you may bring your own. Blasters must be stock/unmodified and must be compatible with Nerf Elite or Boomco darts. No blowguns allowed. If you cannot fix your blaster when it jams, please do not bring it. Darts will be provided, please do NOT bring darts. We need a minimum of 10 participants to hold a battle (max of 18), to register a week before each Nerf War or that war will be cancelled. To learn more, visit BlasterFun.com.

Students will create and construct a variety of devices, such as marsh­mallow shooters, slingshots, rockets, and catapults to launch items into the air, hit targets, or create diversions. During the development of the item to be launched, students will use engineering skills of designing, building, testing and re-designing to improve the outcome. They will re-engineer their ­creation to better solve the challenge requirements. Example: create a paper airplane that will travel the farthest, spiral as it flies, or reach a target.

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2578 F 1/6 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. 2579 Sa 1/14 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 2580 F 2/3 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. 2581 F 2/10 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. 2582 Sa 2/18 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 2583 F 3/10 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. 2584 Sa 4/8 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 2585 F 4/14 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. 2586 F 4/21 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Blaster Fun

AGE

6 yrs & up 6 yrs & up 6 yrs & up 6 yrs & up 6 yrs & up 6 yrs & up 6 yrs & up 6 yrs & up 6 yrs & up

FEE

$7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50

NEW Make It! Students in this class will build vehicles, structures, towers, mechanical devices, and working models out of common materials. They might make vehicles powered by different propulsion systems, devices that collect or deliver, and toys made from recyclables. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

FEE

6 - 14 yrs

$20

NEW Rubber Band Power!! Power up! Make a rubber band powered vehicle that zooms under its own power as it races others to the finish line. Also make a catapult from common office materials and ramp up your siege engine to see whose catapult shoots the farthest. It’ll be an elastic good time exploring the use of stored energy. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2531 Sa 1/21 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Brian Calaway

January – April

2017

AGE

FEE

6 - 14 yrs

$20

TIME

2530 Sa 3/18 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Brian Calaway

AGE

FEE

6 - 14 yrs

$20

LEGO Robotics Workshop This workshop is to introduce students to LEGO Mindstorm Robotic Kits and the programming it takes to make them do fun stuff. Learn how to design, build, and program LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots. Use your problem-solving skills for hands-on projects and challenges. Instructor competes with LEGO Robots and is State Champion in VEX Robotics at the college level. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2366 Sa 1/14 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 2527 Sa 2/11 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 2528 Sa 4/15 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Brian Calaway

AGE

FEE

8 - 14 yrs 8 - 14 yrs 8 - 14 yrs

$30 $30 $30

Geocaching Geocaching is a real-world wide outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices. Participants need to bring their personal GPS devices or GPS enabled phones with them, even if you are not sure how to use them. The course will cover basic use of the devices, description of how geo­ caching works, the fun behind it, how to get in the geocaching game from anywhere and then of course take you on a geocaching adventure here in Town! COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2587 Sa 3/11 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Paul Appeldorn

Fountain Hills Community Services

AGE

FEE

10 yrs & up

$10

11

GENERAL INFO

2529 Sa 2/18 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Brian Calaway

AGE

COURSE DAY DATE


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DANCE DANCE

Dance Party

Beginning Salsa This is a great social dance! In this class, students will learn body movements, timing, figures, and poise. It’s an easy rhythm to keep simple steps to lead and follow. Energize yourself through Latin music while also getting a fun cardio workout. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2676 Th 2/2 - 3/9 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 18 yrs & up 2677 Th 3/23 - 4/27 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 18 yrs & up Location: Love 2 Dance Studio, 11883 N. Saguaro Blvd. Suite 100 Saguaro, just north of Panorama Dr. Instructor: Roger Homyak

FEE

$60 $60

Enjoy learning how to swing dance. It’s a very simple structure that focuses on your footwork with basic moves and style. Dance to music such as rock, blues, and other fast and slow tempos. Let’s dance! $60 $60 $60 $60

If you enjoy country music and line dancing, then this is the class for you! Learn the Arizona and Texas Two-Step, Country Waltz, and Country Cha Cha. Cowboy boots and hats are optional. TIME

AGE

2682 F 2/3 - 3/10 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 18 yrs & up Location: Love 2 Dance Studio, 11883 N. Saguaro Blvd. Suite 100 Saguaro, just north of Panorama Dr. Instructor: Roger Homyak

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TIME

2665 Th 3/16 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 2666 M 5/1 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Roger Homyak

AGE

FEE

18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up

$15 $15

Introduction to Tai Chi The course emphasizes the governing concepts of this healing art by using Yang style of Tai Chi. The soft ever-flowing movements can be described as “meditation in motion.” It is total exercise, one that encompasses the body, mind, and spirt. Tai Chi aids in stress reduction and the enhancement of vital energy. The class is ideal for those suffering with hypertension, arthritis, and any body imbalance. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

2623

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

18 yrs & up

$60

Th

1/19 - 2/23

NEW Self Defense

Country Dancing

COURSE DAY DATE

COURSE DAY DATE

TAI CHI

Swing Dance

2678 M 2/6 - 3/13 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 18 yrs & up 2679 M 2/6 - 3/13 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 18 yrs & up 2680 M 3/20 - 4/24 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 18 yrs & up 2681 M 3/20 - 4/24 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 18 yrs & up Location: Love 2 Dance Studio, 11883 N. Saguaro Blvd. Suite 100 Saguaro, just north of Panorama Dr. Instructor: Roger Homyak

Primarily for those who have taken a dance class above and wants to test their skills or anyone who just wants to dance and have fun! The party begins with a Beginner Swing Class. Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring an appetizer to share of your choice! Bring your friends!

FEE

$60

Strength is not everything! Master Lim has specialized in analyzing forms and how they specially relate to realistic self-defense. In this class, learn holds and releases, situation awareness and basic strikes to the body’s soft spot. Space is limited. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2622 M 1/23 - 2/13 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Willie Lim

Fountain Hills Community Services

AGE

FEE

18 yrs & up

$40

January – April

2017


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SOFTBALL MEN’S LEAGUE Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League Men’s Slow Pitch Recreational Softball is played at Golden Eagle Park on Tuesday nights. Softballs and umpires are provided. The tournament champions will receive t-shirts. We are always looking for new teams or players! Individuals are encouraged to call (480) 816-5170 to find out how to get on a team. Come out for fun, fitness, and good competition! Registration deadline is Thursday, January 12. All bats will need to be approved and have a sticker. COURSE

DAY

DATE

TIME

AGE

2598 Tu 1/24 - 3/21 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Location: Golden Eagle Park Fields 2 & 3

18 yrs & up

TEAM FEE

$495

TOURNAMENTS It has been 4 years since the Town of Fountain Hills Community Services hosted a senior softball tournament. Efforts have been made by Town Staff and local senior softball players to bring a tournament back to Town. This year’s tournament will be held January 19-22, 2017. Teams are guaranteed five games. Register early to guarantee your spot! Deadline to register is Thursday, January 12 by 5:00 p.m. DAY

DATE

TIME

Slow Pitch Senior Softball League Registration for Senior Softball is in full swing. This recreational league (ages 65+) plays on Wednesday mornings at Golden Eagle Park. The league provides fields and softballs. All team managers must have players sign a waiver of liability prior to the first game. Teams are responsible for any make up games. Deadline for registration is Thursday, January 12. COURSE

Fountain Hills Senior Softball Tournament

COURSE

SENIOR SOFTBALL

AGE

DAY

DATE

TIME

AGE

2597 W 2/1 - 3/29* 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 65 yrs & up Location: Golden Eagle Park Fields 2 & 3 Tournament: Bullhead Tournament 3/1

TEAM FEE

$210

TEAM FEE

2511 Th/F 1/19 - 1/20 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 65+, 70+, 75+ $325 2512 Sa/Su 1/21 - 1/22 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 50+, 55+60+ $325 Location: Golden Eagle Park Fields 2-4

Register for adult and children classes online by visiting our website, www.fh.az.gov/recreation or contact Corey Povar at (480) 816-5170. It’s easy and fast!

January – April

2017

Fountain Hills Community Services

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YOGA YOGA

Silver Sneakers® Classic

Yoga at Fountain Park Enjoy a gentle flowing practice surrounded by the majesty of nature. Join instructor Kim Stanley from TruFit Studios for a mid-morning or evening twilight class. Modified Vinyasa flow will be incorporated with standing sequences, balancing postures, deep tissue stretching and advanced breath work. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

2634 Sa 3/11 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 16 yrs & up $12 2635 Tu 4/11 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 16 yrs & up $12 Drop-in: $15 only if a minimum number of 5 participants are pre-registered a week prior to class Location: Amphitheatre at Fountain Park Instructor: Kim Stanley

TIME

14

AGE

FEE

16 yrs & up 16 yrs & up

$65 $65

TIME

2648 M 1/9 - 2/27 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2649 W 1/11 - 3/1 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2650 M 3/6 - 4/24 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2651 W 3/8 - 4/26 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: TruFit Studios, 16838 E. Palisades Blvd. #104 Instructor: Cathy Sandow

AGE

FEE

65 yrs & up 65 yrs & up 65 yrs & up 65 yrs & up

$50 $50 $50 $50

The Town of Fountain Hills Community Services has partnered with TruFit Studios to offer gentle yoga, which can reduce stress, assist with weight loss, and lower high blood pressure. Through gentle yoga, students will become more flexible, centered, present and mindful as well as improve alignment and posture, which can alleviate back, neck, hip and knee pain. Trufit provides yoga equipment at no charge, including yoga mats, towels, and props such as blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets. (8 classes)

Looking for a little challenge? Want to take your yoga practice to the next level? Vinyasa yoga, also called Flow Yoga is one of the most popular styles of yoga for fast-paced, fitness approach. This class is designed for all levels with modification and breaks whenever needed. Give it a try! 2646 W 1/11 - 3/1 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. 2647 W 3/8 - 4/24 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Location: TruFit Studios, 16838 E. Palisades Blvd. #104 Instructor: Jen Eldridge

COURSE DAY DATE

Gentle Balancing Yoga

Vinyasa Power Flow Yoga

COURSE DAY DATE

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a S­ ilverSneakers® are offered for resistance. A chair is available for seated or standing support.

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

2636 2637

Tu Tu

1/10 - 2/28 1/10 - 2/28

9:00 - 9:50 a.m. 5:30 - 6:20 p.m.

18 yrs & up 12 yrs & up

$65 $65

2638 2639

Th Th

1/12 - 3/2 1/12 - 3/2

9:00 - 9:50 a.m. 5:30 - 6:20 p.m

18 yrs & up 12 yrs & up

$65 $65

2640 2641

Th Tu

1/12 - 3/2 3/7 - 4/25

6:45 - 7:30 p.m. 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

12 yrs & up 18 yrs & up

$65 $65

2642 2643

Tu Th

3/7 - 4/25 3/9 - 4/27

5:30 - 6:20 p.m. 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

12 yrs & up 18 yrs & up

$65 $65

2644 2645

Th Th

3/9 - 4/27 3/9 - 4/27

5:30 - 6:20 p.m 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

12 yrs & up 12 yrs & up

$65 $65

Location: TruFit Studios, 16838 E. Palisades Blvd. #104 Instructors: Cindy Holliday/Kim Stanley/Nicki Pickett

Fountain Hills Community Services

January – April

2017


FITNESS FITNESS

NEW MELT 4-Week Self-Care Series

COURSE DAY DATE

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2667 M 1/9 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 2668 M 2/27 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Linda Rode

AGE

50 yrs and up 50 yrs and up

FEE

FREE FREE

TIME

2624 M 1/23 - 2/13 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 2625 M 3/6 - 3/27 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Linda Rode

AGE

FEE

50 yrs and up $40 50 yrs and up $40

NEW – FREE Intro to Meditation

NEW MELT Hand & Foot Treatment Intro Class

In this introduction class, students will discover the basics of meditation such as what it is, what it isn’t, and what to expect. Students will discover the five essentials of a successful practice and its benefits that will unfold for you when you learn to meditate. There are various techniques which will be taught in the 4-week series that are powerful, yet simple and easy to incorporate into your life. Meditation allows you to create your own practice without listening to recordings, being guided, or joining groups. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Using specialized MELT Hand & Foot Treatment Balls (provided by instructor), students will learn how to erase pain and tension in their hands, feet, neck and low back brought on by everyday stress, overuse and age. This simple, self-treatment can make your whole body feel better and provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Treat yourself to a relaxing, healthful and educational experience. This class is done standing and seated at a table. A perfect starting place if you struggle in this area. Wear comfortable, exercise clothes, bring a yoga mat, and water.

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2626 F 1/20 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. All Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Virginia Ray, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor

FEE

FREE

COURSE DAY DATE

NEW Weekly Meditation Series Meditation can lead to more inner peace, inspiration, better health, increased self-awareness, and so much more. Learn tools to create mental, physical, or emotional balance and what it takes to start your meditation practice. This series is ideal for any level, whether you are a beginner or want to enhance your meditation practice. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2627 F 1/27 - 2/17 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. All 2628 F 3/3 - 3/31* 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. All *No class on 3/24 Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Virginia Ray, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor

January – April

2017

FEE

$40 $40

TIME

2674 M 2/6 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 2675 M 3/6 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Linda Rode

AGE

FEE

50 yrs & up 50 yrs & up

$10 $10

Stretch and Balance Balance is one of the most important, yet undertrained elements of fitness. This class will focus on that portion of fitness along with stretching and range of motion. Participants must be able to get on and off the floor unassisted. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2690 Th 1/5 - 2/9 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. *No class on 3/9 & 3/23 Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Laurie Hegna

Fountain Hills Community Services

AGE

FEE

50yrs & up

$60

15

MOVE

The MELT Method, (Myofascial Energetic Lengthening Technique) created by Sue Hitzmann, a New York City-based manual therapist who treats musculoskeletal pain and disability, is the first self-treatment system developed for the public that combats chronic pain, improves performance, and decreases the accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. All participants must be able to get to and from the floor without assistance, since many moves are done on the floor. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 12 participants. Wear comfortable, exercise clothes, bring a yoga mat, and water.

Students will learn about the common causes of pain and how to minimize or eliminate them by using simple techniques they can do at home. Using the second edition of the bestselling book, THE MELT Method as our guide, along with specialized soft body rollers and balls (provided by instructor) students will learn how to reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, enhance athletic performance and keep the whole body feeling great at any age. All participants must be able to get to and from the floor without assistance, since many moves are done on the floor. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Wear comfortable, exercise clothes, bring a yoga mat, and water.

FREE MELT Demo Class


Adult and Youth Tennis Lessons at Golden Eagle Park Fountain Hills Community Services offers tennis for all ages and skill l­evels. Join us this fall at Golden Eagle Park. Pee Wee Tennis: Emphasis is on fun! Fundamentals along with coordination drills and games are covered. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

2613 Sa 2614 Sa *No class on 4/8

9:15 - 10:00 a.m. 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

4 - 6 yrs 4 - 6 yrs

$80 $80

1/21 - 3/11 3/18 - 5/13*

Youth Tennis: Our goal is to teach students of all levels in this age group, the love of the game.

JUNIOR TENNIS – COPPERWYND RESORT & CLUB

MOVE

Junior Tennis at CopperWynd Resort & Club The Town of Fountain Hills Community Services Department is proud to partner with Cliff Drysdale Tennis to feature top quality tennis lessons and exceptional service. Joeys: Introducing tennis related techniques, movement, and the concept of rallying. Joeys introduces tennis related games designed to help learn the concepts of tennis in a fun and enjoyable style. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

2602 2603

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

4-6 4 - 6

$80 $80

M W

1/9 - 3/27 1/11 - 3/29

Aces: Introducing tennis related techniques, movement, and the concept of rallying. Our Aces class introduces tennis related games designed to help learn the concepts of tennis in a fun and enjoyable style. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2604 2605 2606

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

7 - 10 7 - 10 7 - 10

M W Sa

1/9 - 3/27 1/11 - 3/29 1/14 - 4/1

FEE

$120 $120 $120

Hot Shots: This program concentrates on stroke production, rallying, and learning the basic concepts of tennis. Teaching players how to score and strategies involved in the game of tennis. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2607 2608 2609

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

11 - 16 11 - 16 11 - 16

M W Sa

1/9 - 3/27 1/11 - 3/29 1/14 - 4/1

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

2615 Sa 2616 Sa *No class on 4/8

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

7 - 14 yrs 7 - 14 yrs

$90 $90

1/21 - 3/11 3/18 - 5/13*

Adult – Beginners: Enjoy this healthy and physical activity while you learn basic fundamentals & techniques. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2617 2618

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up

Th Th

1/19 - 3/9 3/23 - 5/11

FEE

$110 $110

Adult – Intermediate (All levels): This course is for adults seeking to advance their tennis skills and who have prior tennis experience. This class is an excellent way to get into a more active lifestyle, meet new people, and improve your tennis. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2619

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

18 yrs & up

W

1/18 - 3/8

FEE

$110

Adult – Advanced 3.5+: This course is for adults who are advanced and play regularly. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2620 2621

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up

Th Th

1/19 - 3/9 3/23 - 5/11

FEE

$110 $110

Location: Golden Eagle Park Tennis Courts Instructor: Ron Nielson

FEE

$120 $120 $120

Junior Academy: This program is designed for the intermediate junior player. Class focus is on developing the proper stroke, consistency, and matchplay, and prepares players for tournaments. Instructor approval required for this program. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2610 2611

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

8 yrs & up 8 yrs & up

Tu Th

1/10 - 3/28 1/12 - 3/30

FEE

$160 $160

Academy: The Academy program is designed for players looking to start playing tournaments and dedicated to improving. This program is a great step into competition, teaching the players about point construction, play patterns, and overall tennis development. Instructor approval required for this program. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2612 2669

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

12 yrs & up $160 12 yrs & up $160

Tu Th

1/10 - 3/28 1/12 - 3/30

Location: CopperWynd Resort and Club Instructor: Nick Heron

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FEE

ADULT AND YOUTH – GOLDEN EAGLE PARK

Fountain Hills Community Services

January – April

2017


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TODDLER ACTIVITIES NEW Tiny Tots Obstacle Course

Parent-Tot Multi-Sport

Looking for something active for your 3-5 year olds? Well, this class is perfect for them! The 30-minute class will build motor skills and coordination along with movement. Signup your little ones today!

Introduce your little one to the wide world of sports! Parents play an active role in this FUN, active program. Children will be introduced to a variety of sports, including: soccer, basketball, football, and more! Program will focus on teamwork, socialization, and motor skill development.

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2652 Tu 2/7 - 3/7 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. 2653 Tu 3/21 - 4/18 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Instructor: Skyline Athletes Location: Fountain Hills Community Center

AGE

FEE

3 - 5 yrs 3 - 5 yrs

$50 $50

NEW Kids Obstacle Course: Get kids active with our indoor obstacle course class. Obstacle courses build important gross motor skills, develop muscles and coordinator, help motor planning, increase endurance, and increase confidence! Children will start with a warm-up and stretch followed by fun obstacle course activities to get them moving. 5 classes. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2629 Tu 2/7 - 3/7 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. 2630 Tu 3/21 - 4/18 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Instructor: Skyline Athletes Location: Fountain Hills Community Center

AGE

FEE

6 - 10 yrs 6 - 10 yrs

$50 $50

COURSE DAY DATE

AGE

FEE

18 mo. - 3 yrs 18 mo. - 3 yrs

$45 $45

T-Ball Learn the fundamentals of baseball in a fun, safe environment! Class will focus on the basics of throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, and base running. This introduction class is a great way to start your future ballplayer out on the right track! Players must bring a baseball mitt. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2633 W 2/1 - 3/1 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. 2656 W 3/22 - 4/19 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Instructor: Skyline Athletes Location: Fountain Hills Community Center

AGE

FEE

3 - 5 yrs 3 - 5 yrs

$55 $55

Local Sports Partnerships: The Town’s sports programs are run

Parent-Tot Soccer Parents or any significant adult will enjoy time with their toddlers learning the skills, moves and joy of playing American’s most popular youth sport! Emphasis will be on the basic skills of soccer such as dribbling, passing, and shooting, all in a fun and relaxed environment. Age appropriate drills, games, and equipment will be used to help tots learn these skills as well as develop motor skills, coordination, balance, listening, and social skills. Adults will enjoy playing alongside and assisting their youngsters as they get their first taste of soccer fun! COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2631 Th 2/2 - 3/9* 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. 2654 Th 3/23 - 4/20 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. *No class on 2/16 Instructor: Skyline Athletes Location: Fountain Hills Community Center

January – April

TIME

2632 W 2/1 – 3/1 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 2655 W 3/22 – 4/19 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Instructor: Skyline Athletes Location: Fountain Hills Community Center

2017

AGE

FEE

18 mo - 3 yrs 18 mo - 3 yrs

$45 $45

Fountain Hills Community Services

by independent organizations who partner with the Town. Without the many volunteers that help to run these organizations, these programs might not be available. Community Services would like to thank everyone for their efforts and the opportunities they provide the youth of Fountain Hills. For more information, contact … Fountain Hills Little League, www.fhazll.org Fountain Hills Soccer Club, www.fhsc.leaguetoolbox.com Fountain Hills Football Association www.fountainhillsfootball.com, (480) 612-5774 Youth Flag Football and Youth Basketball www.mckeebranch.bgcs.org, (480) 344-5400 Fountain Hills Pickleball Club, www.fountainhillspickleball.com Fountain Hills Disc Golf Club, www.discgolf.club

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YOUTH DANCE/GYMNASTICS Musical Movement This beginning class incorporates beginning ballet, tumbling and creative movement. With the use of props, this action packed class is full of excitement! Dress Code: Ballet leotard, tights, and pink ballet shoes. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

2591 W 2/1 - 2/22 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. 2.5 - 3.5 $60 2592 W 3/22 - 4/12 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. 2.5 - 3.5 $60 Location: KDA Dance Academy 11010 N. Saguaro Blvd. #203 (Saguaro & Parkview) Instructor: Kelly Lobb

MOVE

Tap/Ballet Combo his beginning class is designed for students with little or no tap or b ­ allet experience. Students will be taught basic tap and ballet moves and also fun, creative movement! Dress Code: Ballet leotard, tights, black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes.

YOUTH SPORTS

COURSE DAY DATE

Jr. Golf Clinics at SunRidge Canyon Golf tudents will learn the rules, skills and techniques of golf. Staff looks forward to helping the next generation of golfers achieve their goals, develop their passion and have fun! Registration is the Thursday before the start of each session. Clubs are available during the clinics. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

2670 Tu 1/24 - 2/14 2671 Th 2/2 - 2/23 2672 Tu 3/28 - 4/18 2673 Th 3/30 - 4/20 Location: SunRidge Canyon Golf Instructor: Marcus Bantel

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

5 - 9 yrs 10 yrs & up 5 - 9 yrs 10 yrs & up

$55 $55 $55 $55

The Town of Fountain Hills Community Services Department will conduct an Open Gym for all ages who want to hang out with friends, play basketball, dodgeball, wall ball, play on the playground, and enjoy free play. This is an unstructured play time program. Kids can bring a ball of their choice. Bring a friend, come hang out and play indoors! What to bring: Basketball, water, tennis ball, football. TIME

AGE

FEE

All

$5

FEE

This beginning class is bursting with high energy movement! We use age appropriate music & hip hop moves to create a love for dance and ­gymnastics. Dress Code: Comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. COURSE DAY DATE

2599 F 3/3 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Middle School Gym Instructor: Community Services Staff

AGE

Hip Hop/Gymnastics Combo

Friday Night Open Gym

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2593 W 2/1 - 2/22 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. 4 - 5 yrs $60 2594 W 3/22 - 4/12 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. 4 - 5 yrs $60 2595 M 2/6 - 2/27 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. 6 - 7 yrs $60 2596 M 3/20 - 4/10 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. 6 - 7 yrs $60 Location: KDA Dance Academy 11010 N. Saguaro Blvd. #203 (Saguaro & Parkview) Instructor: Kelly Lobb

TIME

AGE

FEE

2588 W 2/1 - 2/22 7:00 - 7:50 p.m. 7 - 10 yrs $60 2589 W 3/22 - 4/12 7:00 - 7:50 p.m. 7 - 10 yrs $60 Location: KDA Dance Academy 11010 N. Saguaro Blvd. #203 (Saguaro & Parkview) Instructor: Kelly Lobb

Pitch, Hit & Run Pitch, Hit & Run is a free skills competition that provides boys and girls, ages 7-14, the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. Divided into four age groups, youngsters are challenged to pitch strikes from 45 feet, hit off stationary tee for distance and accuracy, and run a sprint from second base to home plate. In each age group, the Local Competition individual skill and overall champions are crowned and advance to the Sectional Competition. Sectional Champions are eligible for MLB Team Championships and the opportunity for the ultimate-dream-come-true, a trip to the All-Star Game for the National Finals. Volunteers are needed for this event. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2689 W 3/8 6:00 p.m. Location: Golden Eagle Park Fields 2 and 3 Instructor: Community Services Staff

18

AGE

7 - 14

FEE

FREE

Fountain Hills Community Services

January – April

2017


MOVE

ARCHERY Beginning Archery

Advanced Archery

Ever wanted to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow? Here’s your chance! In this class, you will learn the safe and proper way to shoot a compound bow. The instructor that teaches the course is a trained instructor through the National Archery in the School’s Program as a Basic Archery Instructor. The instructor will teach you the 11 Steps to Archery Success by using a string bow, then they will let you shoot at a target using real bows and arrows. You do NOT need to bring your own. Archery is a very safe sport and as long as you follow what the instructor says, you will have an enjoyable experience. Special note: this class is NOT just for children; anyone who would like to learn a new skill is welcome.

Anyone who has already had some basic archery training and who wants to improve their archery skills will want to check out this class. It will involve more shooting, strength exercises for hunting or competitive shooting, concentration techniques and repetitive movements. The more you shoot, the more fluid you become. Special note: this class is NOT just for children; anyone who would like to learn a new skill is welcome.

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

2600 Tu 3/21 - 4/25       4:30 - 6:30 p.m.   Location: Four Peaks Park North Field Instructor: Bill Gerchar

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2601 W 3/29 - 5/3 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.   Location: Four Peaks Park North Field Instructor: Bill Gerchar

AGE

FEE

8 yrs & up    $75

FEE

8 yrs & up    $60

EVENTS AND TRIPS – MIDDLE SCHOOL Madness Events and Trips The Town of Fountain Hills Community Services Department and MCSO would like to invite teens in grades 6-8 to participate in our Middle School Madness events throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Join us for a variety of games, trips, food, and fun. These events are FREE for teens to participate. COURSE

DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

IMAX Movie TBD January TBD Drop off and Pick up Location: FH Middle School Gym

11 - 14 yrs

ASU B-Ball Game Sa Feb. 11 Location: FH Middle School Gym

4:30 - 9:30pm

11 - 14 yrs

Dodgeball F April 21 5:00 - 8:30pm Drop off and Pick up Location: FH Middle School Gym

11 - 14 yrs

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ACTIVITY CENTER MEMBERSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE The membership will be valid through December 31, 2017. Fee(s) remain the same at $20 for Fountain Hills residents/ Fountain Hills winter residents. There is a $30 non-resident fee (Scottsdale, Mesa, Rio Verde, etcetera) which entitles members to participate in many activities. All adults age 18 and over are eligible for membership.

SUPPORT GROUPS AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS Bereavement Support Group

2nd & 4th Mon

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Blood Pressure Screenings

1st and 3rd Tues

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Caregivers Support Group

1st Mon

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

Healthy Living Support Group

2nd Wed

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

Vertigo Support Group

1st Mon

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Diabetes Support Group

1st Mon

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Hearing Loss Support Group

2nd Wed

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Legal Consultations*

1st Fri

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Time-4-U Computer Lab

Wed

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Surviving Cancer Support Group

2nd Thurs

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Medicare Insurance Consultations*

1st & 3rd Wed

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

Parkinson’s Support Group

1st Wed

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

*By Appointment DATES & TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE All support groups and services are free and open to the public – no membership required.

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES MONDAYS Men’s Discussion Group 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Ping Pong 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Conversational Spanish (advanced) 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Contract Bridge (intermediate) 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Let’s Rock and Roll 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Registration required: 2/6 course # 2256, 3/6 course #2257)

NEW PHOTO

ACTIVITY CENTER

TUESDAYS THURSDAYS Peer Led Exercise 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Line Dancing (advanced) Hooks & Needles Mah Jongg (intermediate & advanced) Movies Bingo (must be 21 or older) Poetry Readers – 1st Tues Memoir Writer’s Group – 2nd Tues Swing Time Music – 3rd Tues Poetry Writers – 3rd & 4th Tues

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS Contract Bridge (advanced) Poker Scrabble Bunko and Left, Center, Right – 1st Wed Women Singles Group – 2nd Wed Hand & Foot Cards – 2nd & 4th Wed

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9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Peer Led Exercise Spanish Club II Line Dancing (intermediate) Quilts N’ More – 1st Thurs Golden Age of Radio – 1st Thurs Table Talk for Women

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

FRIDAYS Cards (pinochle) Parkinson’s Exercise (beginners) Parkinson’s Exercise (intermediate) Contract Bridge (advanced) Woodcarvers Domino Players Chess Players

9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Sherlock Holmes book club (dates: 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5)

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Dates & Times Subject to Change. Activity Center membership required.

Fountain Hills Community Services

January – April

2017


CLASSES Great Decisions Series (Four weeks)

American Sign Language

Great Decisions is a national, civic-educational program that encourages participants to learn about U.S. foreign policy, global issues, and to discuss these viewpoints in a group setting. Don Peters will lead the series. Don, thru his extensive career, attended meetings at MIT’s Center for Energy Policy Research, Harvard University’s Russian Research Center, and was a member of the International Business Advisory Board for the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Class will focus on conversational American Sign Language, finger spelling, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Instruction will also be given on practice skills that students can do at home with use of a computer. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

MEMBERSHIP

2032

2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Required

2039 (Intermediate*) Tu 1/10-3/28 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Required 2012 (Beginners) Tu 2/7-3/28 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Required *Must have completed the beginners sign language class with Peggy Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Peggy Pope

Th

below

Class Dates and Topics: Thursday, March 2 – The Future of Europe Thursday, March 9 – Trade and Politics Thursday, March 16 – Conflict in the South China Sea Thursday, March 23 – Saudi Arabia in Transition Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Don Peters

Learn to view falls as controllable; set goals for increasing activity; make changes to reduce fall risk at home; exercise to increase strength and balance. Must attend all classes. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. This is not an exercise class. DAY DATE

TIME

MEMBERSHIP

2045 F 1/13-3/10* 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Required *No class on 2/24 - Great Fair Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Doctoral students from health professions affiliated with Az Coalition for Fall Prevention and sponsored by the School of Health Management at A.T. Still University, Mesa, Az.

Calligraphy

DAY DATE

TIME

2019 W 1/25-2/22 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 2292 W 3/1-3/29 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 2293 W 4/5-5/3 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Art Room Instructor: Dick Borgstrom

TIME

MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP

Required Required Required

Your Brain is so much more than memory! In this program, learn about the different domains of your brain, such as cognition, language, attention, visuospatial, executive function, and, of course, memory. By starting with a discussion of the difference between ‘normal aging’ and something more serious and a self-assessment, the Brain Health class can act as your “personal trainer” by teaching you activities to aid in strengthening domains that you want to improve. Also reviewed are lifestyle ­factors related to brain health. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. COURSE

DAY DATE

TIME

2073 Th 2/23 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 2230 Th 3/30 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 2242 Th 4/27 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Heather Mulder, Outreach Program Manager for the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

MEMBERSHIP

Required Required Required

Living Well with Hearing Loss (Includes Speech/Lip Reading)

This class is offered by ASU College of Health Solutions and is designed to help people overcome communication difficulties that have arisen as a result of hearing loss, and that may remain even after receiving hearing aids or a cochlear implant. The program is an interactive audiologic rehabilitation program which provides opportunities to learn solutions for maximizing your communication abilities, and tips for improving difficult listening situations that occur in everyday life. Topics include: Environmental management and assertiveness training, speechreading and auditory training, communication and coping strategies. Adults with any degree of hearing loss are encouraged to participate. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. COURSE

DAY DATE

TIME

MEMBERSHIP

2243 W 3/15 - 4/5 9:30-11:30 a.m. Required Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: ASU Audiology Department’s clinical faculty and doctoral students

To learn who qualifies for the program please call (480) 816-5226

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Learn how to use the calligraphy pen and layout guidelines, as well as make basic strokes and patterns, and how to construct letters. Students will make greeting cards with art work, labels, name tags, and table name tent cards. Calligraphy can be enjoyed both by you and the reader. ­Students will need to purchase and bring their own pencil, ruler (a r­ olling ruler is ideal), and calligraphy pen set to class. Instructor recommendation is Sheaffer Calligraphy Mini kit (#SH/73403) available to purchase on Amazon or at art stores. Bring supplies to first class. Space is limited. Preregistration required. COURSE

DAY DATE

Brain Health

A Matter of Balance

COURSE

COURSE


SOCK HOP DANCE Get ready to Rock N Roll, dust off your poodle skirt and letter sweater and come join in the fun. This event is an intergenerational dance so bring your kids and grand­ children and show them how to do the twist, the jive, and the stroll. Live entertainment provided by Come Back Buddy Band. They specialize in songs from the 50’s. There will be a 50’s Outfit Contest and Hula-Hoop Contest! Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE

DAY

DATE

TIME

FEE

1874

F

3/3

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$5 adults*

Registration for youth/teens is free, but pre-registration is required. Adults are $5 and this fee is non-refundable. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center

Diabetes Management Workshop

NEW Rx Matters

Diabetes can be tough to manage. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, this workshop gives you an opportunity to help understand how to control diabetes and prevent long term problems. You will have an opportunity to get your questions answered as well as be updated on current ways to manage your diabetes successfully. Each class will focus on one of the seven key areas of diabetes management and provide suggestions and tools you can use to achieve better control and improve your quality of life. This class will not automatically make your diabetes better. What you learn and what you apply will help you control your diabetes better. Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, this class can help. Areas covered: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Taking Medications, Monitoring, Problem Solving, Health Coping, and Reducing Risks. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

According to the Department of Health Services, drug related deaths in adults over 55 years of age increased annually from 94 in 2003 to 351 in 2013. In response to the statewide prescription misuse and abuse initiative, the Maricopa Elder Behavioral Health Advocacy Coalition (funded by Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care), partnered with the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and HIDTA to develop a special education class to address the medication misuse that is happening in our older adult populations in Arizona. The goal of this class is to help older adults understand why this is an important issue that they need to pay attention to, and teach ways to help individuals avoid medication misuse and abuse. Some important points discussed: Definitions and consequences of Rx misuse and abuse, how to talk to your doctor and pharmacist (with lists of important questions to ask), how to talk to your doctor about pain, realistic pain management expectations, when you can’t afford your medication, and safe storage and disposal of prescription medications.

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

2027 Th 2/7 - 3/21 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Jim Parch

MEMBERSHIP

Required

COURSE DAY DATE

ACTIVITY CENTER

The Virtual Dementia Experience This experience will take you from beginning to late stages of the disease process, allowing you to experience (with the use of special glasses and a headset), the realities of living with dementia while facing the overwhelming effects of trying to perform activities of everyday living. This comprehensive session encompasses tasks and exercises that are essential for professionals, caregivers, family, and friends to experience. This experience will put you one step closer to truly empathizing with someone with memory impairment. This is not a test to identify/diagnose dementia. It is designed to give family and caregivers an insight into the disease. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. COURSE

DAY DATE

TIME

TIME

MEMBERSHIP

2454 W 2/22 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Required Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Hosted by: Dawna Allington, Lead Prevention Specialist with Area Agency on Aging

MEMBERSHIP

Sign up* Th 3/30 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Required *Sign up in the Activity Center Time slots start at 9:00 a.m. and run every 15 minutes until 11:45 a.m.. Staff with Silverado Scottsdale Memory Care will be providing the evaluations. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Hosted by: Silverado Scottsdale/Memory Care Community

Singing in the Rain Workshop The Singing in the Rain workshop series was crafted by the Area Agency on Aging to help older adults learn how to create happiness and well-being in the midst of all that life demands and its inevitable surprises. The presentation facilitator uses scientifically proven strategies that will help you feel more positive, grateful, creative, and joyful. Using group interaction, participants will learn new skills to create ­positive engagements in life, identify ways to increase happiness, and develop greater resilience. This project has been funded by Mercy M ­ aricopa ­Integrated Care. Developed by the Area Agency on Aging, Region One’s ElderVention Program. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE

DAY DATE

TIME

MEMBERSHIP

2075 Th 1/19 - 3/9 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Required Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Dawna Allington, Lead Prevention Specialist with Area Agency on Aging

ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER EXPO: Wednesday, January 25 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. This event will showcase the various programs, support groups, classes, presentations, and services available at the Activity Center and the numerous volunteer opportunities available with the Town, local clubs, churches, and organizations. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact and mingle directly with the various activity groups, clubs, churches, and organization representatives. The Expo will highlight special events the Activity Center and the Town have scheduled for the year. In addition, there will be tables laden with goodies and refreshing beverages. This is an opportunity to renew your Activity Center membership or join for the first time. FREE – Open to the public Location: Fountain Hills Community Center

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PRESENTATIONS

HOME DELIVERED MEALS

Special Presentations

Do you or someone you know need meal assistance? Our program provides nutritious noon-time meals to residents.

Pre-registration is required for each presentation. Space is limited. Free for current Activity Center members and $5 fee for non-members. Stop by the Activity Center to pick up detailed flyers and check time. All presentations are held at the Community Center. TOPIC

Understanding the Cloud by TLC Arizona Wildlife and Plants – Up close and personal by L. Zuiker Human History of the McDowells by C. Crum How Mankind Got to the Moon by T. Blank Weather Myths and Safety Tips by R. Kapela Concussions – What You Should Know by J. Wethe Myanmar/Burma (A Country with Two Names) by D. Reesor How Big is the Universe? by T. Blank Yellow Fever – A Story of Medical Triumphs and the Building of the Panama Canal by D. Robertson Amethyst Mine at Four Peaks by D. Hill Laughter Yoga by J. Burtnett The Digital Afterlife by TLC Downsizing Made Easy (5 easy steps to a successful move) by E. West

About the Program

COURSE

DAY

DATE

2261

Th

1/12

2263

Th

1/19

2265 2266 2267

W Th Th

2/1 2/2 2/9

2268

Th

2/16

2269 2283

Th Th

2/23 3/2

2272 2274 2249 2275

Th Th F Th

3/30 4/6 4/14 4/20

2271

Th

4/27

Meals are prepared fresh daily by the staff at Fountain View Village

Meals are delivered seven days a week including all major holidays

To learn who qualifies for the program please call (480) 816-5226

Area Agency on Aging provides financial assistance to clients who are unable to pay for meals. For more information please contact them directly at (602) 264-4357

About the Meals •

The cost of each meal is $7.00

Meals are delivered every day by volunteers between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Meals consist of a hot entrée and two side dishes in an aluminum container plus a cold sack with salad, dessert, fruit, and milk

A variety of seasonings are used in the preparation of the meals with minimal salt being added

Diabetic meals are available upon request

New Clients Phoenix Art Museum Presentation Pre-registration is required for each presentation. Space is limited. Free for current Activity Center members and $5 fee for non-members. Stop by the Activity Center to pick up detailed flyers and check time. All presentations are held at the Community Center. TOPIC

Women Who Changed the World by S. Koopot Modern Art Mondrian and More by C. Major

COURSE

DAY

DATE

2260 2270

W W

1/11 3/1

Clients choose what days each week they want meals delivered to their home

New clients must stay on the program for a minimum of two weeks

After signing-up, it may take several days before a new client starts receiving meals

If you’d like to sign-up to receive meals please contact the Activity Center (located inside the Community Center) at  (480) 816-5226

Pre-registration is required for each presentation. Space is limited. Free for current Activity Center members and $5 fee for non-members. Stop by the Activity Center to pick up detailed flyer and check time. All presentations are held at the Community Center. TOPIC

Fresh Start for the New Year by S. Madsen Catch Your Breath/We Can Teach You How by Health South Weight Loss: effective and safe ways to lose 20-40 pounds by N. Schultz How to Avoid Injury on the Tennis Courts by Spooner Improve Mobility for your Golf Game by Spooner Tired of Chronic Pain? New Options for Old Problems by N. Schultz General Knee Pain and Managing Staying Active by Spooner Dementia Workshop/movie showing “Alive Inside” by Hospice of the Valley Stroke (Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment) by Heath South Avoid Falls: The keys to Staying on Your Feet! by N. Schultz Spring Cleaning for Your Body by S. Madsen

January – April

2017

COURSE

DAY

DATE

2262

W

1/18

2264

Th

1/26

2247

Th

1/26

2246 2279

Tu Tu

1/31 2/28

2281

Th

3/23

2280

Tu

3/28

2273

W

4/5

2071

Th

4/13

2278 2276

Th W

Volunteers •

Teams of two volunteers deliver the meals

Each team delivers only once per month

Volunteers pick up the meals at Fountain View Village between 10:45 and 11:00 a.m. with a time frame of approximately 1 to 1.5 hours for delivery

Volunteer opportunities are occasionally available for those with time to give to this rewarding program

Donations Please donate to Home Delivered Meals to help subsidize and maintain the cost of meals for residents in need of meal assistance. Donations may be tax-deductible. Donor should seek advice from their accountant. Federal Tax ID #86-0650150. Thank you for your support. Please make your check payable to Home Delivered Meals and mail your donation to: Home Delivered Meals – Activity Center, 13001 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, Az. 85268.

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Health and Wellness Presentations


PROPERTY TAXES

MANY PEOPLE ASK:

Overview

Where Does the Money from my Property Taxes Go?

Properties are classified by use: commercial and residential. ­Commercial properties consist of all income producing properties from electric generating plants to a small mom and pop restaurant. Residential properties are rentals and owner occupied primary and non-primary homes and are valued by the county assessor. The Department of Revenue and County Assessor place two values on each property referred to as full cash and limited values. Both primary and secondary taxes will be levied against the limited value. •

Primary taxes are used to fund the operating budgets of the counties, cities, schools and community colleges.

Secondary taxes fund special district budgets (hospital, fire, library, water, street lights, and others), voter approved bonds and budget overrides. About 10-15 separate districts tax each property.

The limited value is factored by an assessment ratio set by the legislature to determine the assessed value which is the taxable value. The assessment ratio for residential properties has been 10 percent since 1973. The amount of tax is determined by the tax rates set by each tax district. The tax rate is calculated by dividing the tax district’s budget by the total limited assessed value in the district. That rate is applied to the assessed (taxable) value of each property to determine what share of each district’s budget it will pay.

On average, a home with a limited cash value of $250,000 would have a total property tax for 2016 of approximately $1,917.22. Of that tax amount, $1,056.92, or 55% of this estimated tax bill goes towards education. Properties used as a primary residence may be eligible for a modest State Aid credit for a portion of this amount. Continuing with this $250,000 home example, the General County Fund, used for the delivery of services to Maricopa County citizens, receives $350.23, and the Sanitary District receives $225.43. The remaining Special Districts amount of $172.84, or 9%, is made up of other items, such as water conservation, health, fire, flood control, and the library district. Voter-approved bonds for the Town of Fountain Hills are funded with $111.80 of this estimated bill, or about 6% of the total. Unlike many other communities, at this time, Fountain Hills has no primary property tax. Thus this bond amount is the only part of this property tax bill that goes directly to the Town of Fountain Hills.

Taxes for a $250,000 Home Town of Fountain Hills 6%

$1,056.92

55%

Maricopa County

$350.23

18%

Sanitary District

$225.43

12%

Town of Fountain Hills

$111.80

6%

Other

$172.84

9%

Total

Education/Schools Maricopa County

Sanitary District 12%

TAXES FOR A $250,000 HOME Education Schools

Other 9%

$1,917.22

Sanitary District Town of Fountain Hills Other

Maricopa County 18%

Education/Schools 55%

Note: Education/Schools includes the Maricopa County Community College, East Valley Institute of Technology, Fountain Hills Unified Schools #98, and the State Equalization Tax.

Education/Schools Maricopa County Sanitary District

GENERAL INFO

Town of Fountain Hills Maricopa Special Health District Maricopa County Flood Control District Central Arizona Water Conservation Maricopa County Library District Fire District Assistance

$0

$1

$2

$3

$4

$5

$6

Composition of Property Tax

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RENTAL PROPERTIES ARE SUBJECT TO SALES TAX In order to provide Town programs, services, and infrastructure that contribute to the quality of life for Fountain Hills residents, the Town has a variety of revenue sources to pay for its operations and capital improvements. Since the Town does not have a primary property tax, one of the most important sources of local revenue is sales tax. Residential rental properties are one area for which the Town is not receiving all of the potential sales tax. The Town has discovered that a number of homes and condos in our community are rented out as short term or long term rentals without the property owners paying appropriate sales tax. As a result, it is estimated that the Town is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales tax revenue annually from property owners not properly paying the sales tax on the rentals. This loss is important because the rental of residential properties is a business enterprise. In addition, the occupants of rental properties still utilize town facilities, town services, police and fire protection, and drive town streets. Essentially, other ­Fountain Hills residents are paying the cost of these services for others. By Law, Owners Must Register Rental Properties – Under Arizona Revised Statutes § 33-1902, an owner of residential rental property in Arizona must register certain information relating to the property and its ownership with the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office regardless of who rents the property. In addition, a property owner who does not reside in Arizona must designate a statutory agent who lives in Arizona to accept legal service on his/her behalf. Regardless of where organized, a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, trust, or real estate trust must register the name of the ownership entity as well as a principal within the business entity. The registration may be filed electronically, using an online registration form, by mail, or in person. There is a $10.00 (U.S.D.) fee per registration. A separate form must be completed for each parcel or roll number registered. The Maricopa County ­Assessor’s Office classifies property based upon its use. If a property owner discovers that a property has been misclassified, the owner can notify the ­Assessor by calling 602-506-3406 to receive instructions on how to have the misclassification corrected.

Over the next five years, the Town of Fountain Hills is facing a budget shortfall of over $5 million. Property owners remitting the sales tax on all residential rentals would make a huge difference in helping to close this budget gap. The Town of Fountain Hills will be initiating an audit of suspected properties over the next 18 months in an attempt to recover rental sales tax, interest, and civil penalties. If you have one or more residential properties that are rented out during the year or suspect that a nearby property is a rental, please contact the Town of Fountain Hills Code Enforcement Hotline at (480) 816-5193. The Town’s goal is for everyone to pay their fair share of taxes.

January – April

2017

Fountain Hills Community Services

Do you have a dog in Fountain Hills? • All dogs three months of age or older within the town limits of Fountain Hills must have a Fountain Hills animal license. A Maricopa County animal license is not necessary. • A license is required by Arizona Revised Statutes §11-1008 and by Fountain Hills Town Code 6-2-3. • Household maximum is four (4) dogs. Why are dogs licensed? • Public health and safety – to ensure that all licensed dogs have current rabies vaccinations. • Citizen assistance – to aid in returning a loose dog to its rightful owner. Any time of day/night. As a winter resident or visitor, is this license necessary? • Yes, if the dog is kept within the boundaries of the Town of Fountain Hills for at least 30 consecutive days of each calendar year. What is required? • Written proof by a veterinarian of current rabies vaccination. • Written proof signed by a veterinarian of being spayed or neutered, in order to obtain discounted rate for altered dogs. Is there a cost? Current cost are: • $17.00 annually for a spayed/neutered dog. • $6.00 annually for spayed/neutered dog if owner is 65 or older – four dogs is the maximum permitted. • $42.00 annually for a non-altered dog. • Rates are not pro-rated for a short year due to the expiration of rabies vaccination. • Late fees (if paid after expiration of annual license) and lost tags – see Town’s Fee Schedule. How and where can the license be obtained? Four ways: • By mail to 16705 E Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 • In person at the same address (7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Monday through Thursday). Send or bring the necessary paperwork with the fee. Application forms can be downloaded from our website: www.fh.az.gov/Dog-Licensing • By fax to (480) 837-3145 and call with credit card information • Online at www.fh.az.gov/Dog-Licensing Is there a penalty? • Failure to license your dog is a class two misdemeanor, which carries a possible fine of up to $750.00. Call (480) 816-5100, option 0 for additional information or www.fh.az.gov.

ONLINE PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE The Town of Fountain Hills now offers online payments. The following items can be paid for anytime (24/7) using this online feature for a $3.00 convenience fee: • Business License – new license application or renewal • Animal License – new animal license application or renewal • Over-the-Counter Single Discipline Building Permits (when no plan submittals are required): plumbing – e.g. water heater; electrical – e.g. panel change; mechanical – e.g. air conditioning unit or air handler replacement • Invoices – encroachment permits, liquor license application, fire safety inspection fee, environmental fee Visit OnlineBillPay from the Town’s website at www.fh.az.gov/BillPay

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GENERAL INFO

All Rentals Are Subject to Taxation – Income from rental of real property for 30 days or longer is subject to the 1.6% Fountain Hills sales tax. Income from rental of property for periods under 30 days is subject to the transient lodging tax rate of 6.6% for Fountain Hills in addition to 7.27% for State and County tax. Failure to register residential rental property is a violation of Town Code Sec. 7-11-1 and may result in civil penalties. The tax applies to all persons who lease or rent one or more properties (apartment units, houses, condos, etc.) within Fountain Hills. Rental taxes are remitted to the Arizona Department of Revenue on form TPT-2 and reported using FH as the region code and either 044 or 045 as the business code. Forms are downloadable from the Department of Revenue website and you can also apply for the tax license online. Failure to comply with the provisions of Town Code Sec. 7-11-1 may result in civil penalties in accordance with A.R.S. § 33-1902. The amount is $150 per day for each day of violation and may be imposed after the date of the most recent notice of assessed valuation and the notice prescribed by A.R.S. § 42-15103.

DOG LICENSING


Facilities & Hours of Operation

PARKS AND RECREATION Our ramadas, or covered picnic pavilions, are popular features within our parks. Community Services maintains 11 different ramadas throughout our four parks that accommodate small groups up to 20 or large groups up to 100. All ramadas feature picnic tables, trash cans and electrical outlets. Ramadas are generally available on a drop-in basis, however reservations take top priority. To ensure you have your preferred ramada on a particular day or time, we encourage you to set up a reservation through Community Services at Town Hall or the Community Center. The next time you are planning a family picnic or birthday party, come join us in a ramada and take advantage of the beautiful weather and our beautiful parks!

Community Services at Town Hall 16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (480) 816-5100

Community Center 13001 N. La Montana Drive Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (480) 816-5200

Activity Center at the Community Center 13001 N. La Montana Drive Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (480) 816-5226

Fountain Park 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd. 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Golden Eagle Park 15900 E. Golden Eagle Blvd. 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Four Peaks Park 14825 N. Del Cambre Avenue 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Desert Vista Park 11800 N. Desert Vista

You Snooze – You Lose! Nothing kills a good program quicker than everyone waiting until the last minute to register. Whether or not a program takes place is determined by registration, not waiting or assuming how many people may show up. If a program interests you, be sure to register today!

6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Dog Park – 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Skate Park – 7:00 a.m. - Sunset

Desert Botanical Garden 11300 N. Fountain Hills Blvd. Sunrise to Sunset

GENERAL INFO

To Err is Human Although Community Services staff work hard to ensure each program is free from errors, there are times when errors in dates, times, rates, or registration information do occur. We will do everything possible to correct such errors and we thank you for your patience and understanding when these situations arise. Do You Have An Idea For A New Program? Tell Us About It! The Community Services staff is constantly striving to provide programs that “meet the intellectual, cultural, fitness, and leisure needs of all residents.” If there is a recreational program that you would like to see offered, contact Community Services at (480) 816-5100 or parksrec@fh.az.gov.

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McDowell Mountain Preserve Golden Eagle Trailhead Sunrise to Sunset

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Fountain Hills Community Services

January – April

2017


Get Out of the Valley and Into The Hills!

Check for the most updated calendar at: experiencefountainhills.org

Special Event Calendar 2016-2017 Date(s)

Event

Day(s)

Time

Location

Farmers Market and Art on the Ave

Thursday

11am-5pm

Ave of the Fountains Plaza

13-15

Thunderbird Artist Sculpture & Wine Festival

Friday-Sunday

10-5pm

Avenue of the Fountains

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Hashknife Pony Express

Thursday

3pm

Avenue of the Fountains

28

Disc Golf Tournament

Saturday

8am – 5pm

Fountain Park

28-29

Magic Bird Indian Market and Southwest Art Festival

Saturday/Sunday

10am – 5pm

Avenue of the Fountains

Concours in the Hills

Saturday

10am – 3pm

Fountain Park

The Great Fair

Friday-Sunday

10am – 5pm

Avenue of the Fountains

Memorial Championship Disc Golf Tournament

Thursday-Saturday 7am-5pm

Fountain Park

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15th Annual Basant Mela Kite Festival

Saturday

11am – 5pm

Fountain Park

17-18

St. Pat’s at the Fountain

Friday-Saturday

10am – 6pm

Fountain Park

17-19

Fountain O’Green Artisan Market

Friday-Sunday

10am – 5pm

Avenue of the Fountains

24-26

Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire

Friday-Sunday

10am – 5pm

Avenue of the Fountains

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FH Music Festival

Saturday

4-8pm

Fountain Park

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Paws in the Park

Sunday

10am – 3pm

Fountain Park

Movie in the Park

Friday

7-9pm

Fountain Park

8

Eggstravaganza!

Saturday

8-10am

Golden Eagle Park

8

Fountain Hills Bike Fest

Saturday

TBD

Fountain Park

16

Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday

6am

Fountain Park

22

Fountain Hills Oldies but Goodies Classic Car Show

Saturday

TBD

Avenue of the Fountains

*October 27 2016 - April 30

February 11 (Rain Date) 18

24-26 March 1-4

April 1

SUMMER 2017 EVENTS July 4

Fourth at the Fountain

January – April

2017

Fountain Hills Community Services

Tuesday

5-10pm

Fountain Park

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CONTACT INFORMATION Town Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.fh.az.gov

Town of Fountain Hills 16705 E Avenue of the Fountains Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Town Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (480) 816-5100

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Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . (480) 816-5200 Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . . (480) 816-5100 Fountain Hills Fire Dept . . . . . . . . . (480) 837-9820 Sheriff’s Department . . . . . . . . . . . . (480) 837-2047 Sheriff’s Dispatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (602) 252-7840

ECRWSS POSTAL CUSTOMER

Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (602) 652-3000 Activity Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (480) 816-5226 Fountain Hills School District . . . . . (480) 664-5000

Online Registration With online registration you are able to browse for courses and programs offered and register for them with secure payment options.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY! www.fh.az.gov/recreation How do I get started? To get started, simply visit www.fh.az.gov/recreation and open an account. You will be asked to set up a unique Login Name and Password. This account can be used for all members of your household. If you already have a Login Name and Password, please click on the My Account button and sign in. You will be able to access account information, such as your daily schedule, past receipts, prior transactions and much more. If I register online, will I know if I get into a program right away? Yes, the registrations are in “real time”. If a program has an opening, when you complete your registration you will be registered, and you will receive confirmation that your registration has been received. If a program is closed, you will be able to sign up online to be on the wait list. How do I know what programs are available online? When browsing programs online, registration availability will be indicated. Do I have to register online? No, we will still take registrations at Town Hall or the Community Center via fax, mail, or in person. Forms are available at kiosk onsite.


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