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Community Activity Guide

January – April 2019

Eggstravaganza Pitch, Hit, and Run New Programs

Gardening | Youth Jewelry Making Zumba | Youth Basketball Camp


IN THE

MAYOR’S YOUTH COUNCIL

COMMUNITY SERVICES

GENERAL INFO

Overview: The Fountain Hills Mayor’s Youth Council is a group of high school students dedicated to learning about how local and state government bodies run as well as serving the community through volunteerism. Council members learn about leadership and the skills that they can learn to become leaders. What do we do? Council members share their perspective on youth issues by serving as liaisons to the Mayor, Town Council, and peers, as well as provide a variety of community service projects, including cleaning their own assigned street through the Adopt-a-Street program. Members also learn about the services provided by other organizations such as Rural Metro Fire Department, Maricopa County Sheriffs’ Office, local historians, artists and the Parks division. An overnight retreat, special dinners and social gatherings provide fun, too! How? Members meet twice monthly and accomplish their mission through volunteerism and civic education and participation as well as an annual field trip to the State Capitol while the Legislature is in session. They also provide leadership on Make a Difference Day, serve as a listening board to the youth in the community and provide information to the Mayor from their perspective, promote a sense of civic involvement and community pride, and become positive role models through responsible leadership. Interested in becoming a member? Please contact Heather Ware, MYC Staff Advisor, (480) 816-5108.

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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

Don Doty – Chair Ron Ruppert – Vice-Chair Amy Arnold, Hayden Arnold, Patt Canning, Jerry Gorrell, Sharron Grzybowski, Jim Judge, 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 Mayor Ginny Dickey Vice Mayor Art Tolis Councilmember Dennis Brown Councilmember Sherry Leckrone Councilmember Alan Magazine Councilmember Mike Scharnow Councilmember David W. Spelich Town Manager Grady E. Miller Meetings the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY SERVICES STAFF Rachael Goodwin, Community Services Director – (480) 816-5135 Angela Padgett-Espiritu, Executive Assistant – (480) 816-5148 Grace Rodman-Guetter, Tourism Coordinator – (480) 816-5165 Recreation Corey Povar, Recreation Manager – (480) 816-5170 Bryan Bouk, Program Coordinator – (480) 816-5132 Don Clark, Program Coordinator – (480) 816-5130 Parks Kevin Snipes, Supervisor – (480) 816-5178 Joe Beauvais, Parks Lead Gary Kay, Parks Lead Carey Mesa, Parks Lead Jorge Meneses, Groundskeeper Community Center Mike Fenzel, Community Center Manager – (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 Jennifer Lyons, Supervisor – (480) 816-5186 Nita Blose, Home Delivered Meals – (480) 816-5226 Joann Sabath, Activities Coordinator – (480) 816-5228 Linda Winters, Activities Assistant – (480) 816-5227

Fountain Hills Community Services

Winter/Spring

2019


ON THE COVER

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Fountain Hills is home to one of the highest ranking disc golf courses in the nation. Professional disc golfers refer to this course as the “Pebble Beach” of the disc golf world. Nestled within beautiful Fountain Park, this course hosts national tournaments as well as introductory classes. Each year, the Memorial Disc Golf Championship is held at this course and attracts thousands of spectators to the park. Whether you are a beginner or pro, join us outside this spring  to enjoy this beautiful park and course.

GENERAL INFO Mayor’s Youth Council Community Services Department and Community Services Staff

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SPECIAL EVENTS Hashknife Pony Express Concours in the Hills The Great Fair Fountain Hills Irish Fountain Fest Fountain Hills Music Festival Movie in the Park Eggstravaganza Munch and Music Concert Series Fountain Hills Blood Drive 2019 Spring Art Walk Tours Save Our Sculptures Hiking Tours Summer Camp Registration

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MOVE Nerf Wars Preschooler Multi-Sports Slow Pitch Senior Softball League Youth Baseball/Basketball Camp Open Gym Adult and Youth Tennis Qigong/Zumba Yoga/Fitness/Meditation

ACTIVITY CENTER Support Groups and Assistance Programs Programs/Activities Classes/Workshops/Presentations Home Delivered Meals

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LEARN Babysitter Safety, CPR and First Aid Open Paint Studio Jewelry Making Studio Table Tennis Program Teaching Through Play Instant Piano/Guitar Lessons Gardening/Cooking Classes Adult Dance Classes/Parties STEM Programs/Egg Decorating After School Jewelry Workshop Middle School Madness Trips

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GENERAL INFO

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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 To enrich and provide an active quality of life for all residents and visitors through community engagement, stewardship of amenities and open space while enhancing the health and overall well-being of our town.

Facilities & Hours of Operation

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2019

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Hashknife Pony Express Thursday, February 7 from 1:00 - 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 61 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 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Rain Date: February 16 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 330-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, Mercedes-Benz, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Corvette, Viper, Ford GT, DeTomaso, DeLorean, and others.

The Great Fair Friday - Sunday, February 22-24 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 31st 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

Winter/Spring

2019


SPECIAL EVENTS

Fountain Hills Irish Fountain Fest Saturday, March 16, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Fountain Park, Free for all ages Put on your green and join the Town of Fountain Hills as we shamROCK the Hills at our second annual Irish Fountain Fest! Food, fun, and music will all be a part of this family-friendly event, and who could forget that our World Famous Fountain will be 9 transformed into a bright emerald green geyser at 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. This event will feature a kid’s zone, Traditional Irish folk dancing performances, a Celtic rock band, and much more! This event is open to families of all ages and is completely free of charge! For more information about other St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Fountain Hills, please visit www.experiencefountainhills.org Entertainment Schedule: 11:00 a.m. Festival Opens 12:00 p.m. Greening of the Fountain 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Kilted Spirit Band 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Bagpipers 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Traveler – Celtic Rock Band 4:00 p.m. Greening of the Fountain

Fountain Hills Music Festival Saturday, April 6 from 4:00 - 9:00 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, April 6, 2019 for an evening of music and fun in Fountain Park! Saturday, March 19, 2016 Four live musical acts will perform outdoors, each with its own style and genre. From 80’s rock inspired ballads to country flair, this music festival has something for everyone! 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. 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

Movie in the Park Saturday, April 13, 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 Incredibles 2. Join us for a free movie night under the stars at Fountain Park. Remember to bring a blanket or chairs to get comfy (Movie subject to change).

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2019

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 13 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 baseball 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!

Munch and Music Concert Series All concerts are held from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Community Center Ballrooms Sponsored by the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association, Senior Services Inc, and The Town of Fountain Hills. For almost fifteen years this concert series has been provided free of charge to the residents of Fountain Hills. Past programs have included some notable performers from around the state and this year’s line-up will be bigger and better. Mark your calendars!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 FLAMENCO PHOENIX: Dancer Linda Machado and guitarist Ricardo de Cristóbal not only perform beautiful Flamenco, they are also the only certified Flamenco educators and historians in the state of Arizona approved by the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 DAVE KARL: Back by popular demand, this talented entertainer has just returned from the LEGENDS concert series where he appeared as Kenny Rogers. But as last year’s attendees know, he can cover a full range of popular artists and songs.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 FOUNTAIN HILLS SAXOPHONE QUARTET: The Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet (FHSQ) formed in September 2013 to bring the vibrant and varied sounds of sax quartet literature to the Town of Fountain Hills. From classical to jazz, from ragtime to toe-tapping patriotic favorites, the FHSQ brings a unique blend of style and sound to any occasion.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 THE MOONLIGHTERS BAND: Popular Arizona “Oldies” band that will send you away singing the songs that make you feel young again. Don’t miss their Munch and Music debut. *Please note that seating is limited on a first come first served basis

Fountain Hills Blood Drive Come on out to the Fountain Hills Community Center, located at 13001 N La Montana Dr. to donate blood this Winter/Spring. Every 2 seconds, someone is in the need of blood. In the U.S. alone, nearly 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every single day. Come on out and make a difference in your community. Please call 480-837-2600 to schedule an appointment to donate. Friday, January 25

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 26 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Friday, April 12

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday April 13

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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2019


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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

2019 Spring Art Walk Tours

2019 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 12 Fountain Park #4062 Centennial Circle #4063 Saturday, January 26 Fountain Park #4064 Centennial Circle #4065

FEBRUARY Saturday, February 2 Fountain Park #4066 Centennial Circle #4067 Saturday, February 23 Fountain Park #4068 Centennial Circle #4069

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

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2019

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HIKING

MOVE

THE SONORAN CONSERVANCY OF FOUNTAIN HILLS – HIKE SCHEDULE DATE

TITLE

LEADER

MEETING PLACE

MILEAGE/DIFFICULTY

NOTES

JAN 12 SAT

Dixie Mine

Jan Jensen

Dixie Mine Trailhead 8:00 a.m. ($2.00 Park Fee)

Moderate, 5.2 miles, 700 feet elevation gain

Hike to interesting mine and wall of petroglyphs in McDowell Mountain Park

FEB 2 SAT

Early People

Len Marcisz

Adero Canyon Trail Head 8:00 a.m.

Easy to Moderate 3 to 5 miles

Leonard will talk on the Early People

MAR 16 SAT

Birding Hike

Kathe Anderson

Adero Canyon Trailhead 7:30 a.m.

Easy

Be sure to check website (www.scfh.org) for the full hike schedule.

Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation June 10 -14, 2019 & July 15 - 19, 2019 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Ages 6-12

Awesome Field Trips!

CAMP Believe!

Best Friends Exciting Learn Ilnspire Imagine EVolve Energizing

Pricing: $150.00 for the whole week! Registration opens February 4, 2019 Register online at www.fh.az.gov/recreation Fountain Hills Community Services, 16705 E. Ave. of the Fountains, 480-816-5100, www.fh.az.gov

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2019


ADULT CLASSES

CPR/AED for the Community and Workplace

Open Paint Studio

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

This program is for students with some experience in painting with acrylics paint. 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. This class is not for beginners.

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

3955 Sa 1/12 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3956 Sa 2/9 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3957 Sa 3/9 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

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

3887 Th 1/17 - 2/14 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3889 Th 2/21 - 3/21 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3891 Th 3/28 - 4/25 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Susan Fullerton

AGE

FEE

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

$60 $60 $60

Jewelry Making Studio Are you new to jewelry making and are looking for some inspiration or ­guidance, check out our Jewelry Making Studio. Participants in this program are welcome to bring in any project and receive guidance from our experienced instructor. This program is open to beginners and experienced jewelry makers. New to jewelry making and not sure if you want to purchase the tools? No problem, We have tools that you can borrow! All participants must bring their own materials.

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

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

4053 W 1/16 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 4054 W 2/20 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 4055 W 3/20 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Sunnie Roberts

AGE

FEE

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

$35 $35 $35

Table Tennis Program Have you been looking for a place to play a little table tennis? We have the program for you! In our Table Tennis Program, there will be time to play and time to learn. All skill levels are welcome! If you are looking for some instruction or just looking to play a little table tennis, this is the right program for you. Pre-registration is required. COURSE DAY DATE

Pet CPR & First Aid 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. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

3958 Sa 3/23 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: American Emergency Response Training Center

AGE

FEE

16 yrs & up

$45

Babysitter Safety, CPR and First Aid Come join the fun and learn CPR, First Aid, basic emergency choking and more. Programs will cover the immediate care given to an injured or suddenly ill children until competent emergency care is available. Cost includes take home materials for your in home safety and a certification. Be sure to bring a lunch. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

3959 Sa 4/27 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: American Emergency Response Training Center

Winter/Spring

2019

AGE

FEE

12 yrs & up

$50

Fountain Hills Community Services

TIME

3954 Th 1/10 - 2/28 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Wanda Laloggia

AGE

FEE

16 yrs & up

$10

Teaching Through Play (From Birth to Age 3) Is there a new baby in your family? How about a wonderful one-year-old or a terrific toddler or two-year-old? If so, come join Dr. Sally on Thursday mornings to learn “tricks of the trade” for how to maximize your time with your little one. Come away each week with new and different ways to fill your “toolbox of creativity.” All parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are encouraged to come and enjoy experiencing the latest COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

3885 Th 1/24 - 2/14 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 3886 Th 3/7 - 3/28 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. There is an additional $5 materials fee collected in class. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Sally Goldberg, PhD

AGE

FEE

18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up

$45 $45

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LEARN

CPR & FIRST AID


LEARN

MUSIC/GARDENING MUSIC LESSONS

GARDENING CLASSES

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

Herb Gardening

Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. For more information go to chordsarekey.com. Topics include: • How chords work in a song • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it • How to form the three main types of chords • How to handle different keys and time signatures • How to avoid “counting” • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords There is an additional $29 materials fee collected in class – this includes an online video and workbook. This is a single 3 hour class. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3912 Piano Th

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

16 yrs & up

$30

1/24

Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Craig Coffman

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Class limited to 15 students. For ages 13+. For more information go to chordsarekey.com. Topics include: • How chords work in a song • How to form the three main types of chords • How to tune your guitar • Basic strumming patterns • How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid) • How to play along with simple tunes There is an additional $29 materials fee collected in class – this includes an online video and workbook. This is a single 2.5 hour class. TIME

3911 Guitar M 1/28 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Craig Coffman

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COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

4006

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

18 yrs & up

$15

Th

1/10

Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Carol Stuttard

Container Gardening w/ Cacti & Succulents In the desert southwest, sculptural plants in pots are the true superstars of patios and landscapes. Join Gardening Expert Carol Stuttard as she shows us the fascinating world of container gardening with succulents and cacti. Discover how to grow these drought and heat tolerant plants using the correct watering techniques, planting mixes and clever design features for successful and stunning “hot pots”. Class will also include a demonstration of how to plant up a container with succulents. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

4007

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

18 yrs & up

$15

Tu

2/12

Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Carol Stuttard

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

COURSE DAY DATE

Growing herbs in the desert southwest is rewarding financially, stimulates the senses and is actually quite easy. Learn about the cool season and warm season herbs that you can grow here in the low desert for year round herbal delights. Class will include a demonstration of how to plant up a herb garden container. All recipients will receive a free packet of herb seeds to get them started on their herbal journey. Instructed by gardening expert Carol Stuttard.

AGE

FEE

13 yrs & up

$30

Gardening for Birds There are a number of ways to attract birds to your garden, from planting native plants to providing safe stopover areas for them to eat, drink and nest. Join gardening expert Carol Stuttard to find out the best tips and techniques to attract birds to your garden, including everyone’s tiny favorite – the hummingbird. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

4008

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

18 yrs & up

$15

Th

3/14

Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Carol Stuttard

Happy, Healthy Houseplants Accessorize your home and add a bit of life, as well as clean your indoor air with vibrant, fuss free houseplants. Learn the best plants to grow indoors, their light and watering needs and how and when to fertilize. Gardening educator Carol Stuttard will share top tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy all year round and will also demonstrate how to repot, take cuttings and design creative indoor plantings. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

4009

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

18 yrs & up

$15

Tu

4/9

Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Carol Stuttard

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Winter/Spring

2019


COOKING CLASSES

ADULT DANCE CLASSES

Cook Around the World with Chantal

Beginning Country Dancing

No passport required, just bring your apron! Class participants will join Chantal on a culinary journey around the world as they cook up recipes from different countries. All without having to leave Fountain Hills! These classes will feature recopies that will be easy to duplicate at home. All you need to bring to class is an apron. Each course will feature a different theme and new recipes.

If you enjoy country music and line dancing, this is the class for you! Learn the Arizona Two Step and the Country Waltz and Cha Cha. Then, join the fun at Handlebar J’s or Buffalo Chip!

COURSE

DAY DATE TIME

AGE

FEE

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

$26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26 $26

Does one of your New Year’s resolutions start in the kitchen? Chantal will be teaching her favorite healthy dishes, so you can stick to your New Year goals while enjoying wholesome meals your family will love. DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

1/9

5:15 - 7:00 p.m.

16 yrs & up

$30

1/14

5:15 - 7:00 p.m.

16 yrs & up

$30

4051 Tu 1/15 5:15 - 7:00 p.m. There is an additional $5 materials fee collected in class. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Chantal Sahr

16 yrs & up

$30

Healthy & Easy Breakfasts

4049

W

Healthy Lunches-2-Go

4050

M

Healthy & Fun Dinners

Students in this class will be making both sweet and savory recipes. Students will be taught recipes and preparation methods for various foods from around the world. 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 different and new recipes. DAY DATE

TIME

3938 Sliders Th 1/17 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. 3939 Mac & Cheese Th 1/31 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. 3940 Calzones Th 2/7 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. 3941 Thai Th 2/21 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. 3942 Italian Th 3/28 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. 3943 Chicken Cordon Blue Th 4/4 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. 3944 Panini Th 4/18 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. 3945 Rainbow Waffles Th 4/25 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. There is an additional $5 materials fee collected in class. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Chantal Sahr

FEE

18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up

$60 $60

NEW Couples Dancing Review basic leading and following for couples. Practice ballroom and social styles. Learn to incorporate basic dance figures like the box step, turns, and rhythm changes while dancing with a partner. Create magic on the dance floor! COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3922 3923

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. 1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

18 yrs & up 18 yrs & up

$60 $60

M M

1/14 - 2/18 2/25 - 4/1

Learn a variety of dance steps for social situations such as weddings and parties. Practice the five elements of dance and use them to move to different musical styles. Feel more comfortable on the dance floor and build confidence. Let’s dance! COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3924 W 3925 W 3926 Th 3927 Th *No class 2/14

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. 5:00 - 5:50 p.m. 5:00 - 5:50 p.m.

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

$60 $60 $60 $60

1/9 - 2/13 2/20 - 3/27 1/10 - 2/21* 2/28 - 4/4

NEW Urban Dancing Learn today’s dances for young people. Practice hip-hop style moves such as body isolation and street style movement. Get your groove on! COURSE DAY DATE

After School Cooking Workshops

COURSE

AGE

6:00 - 6:50 p.m. 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.

1/11 - 2/15 2/22 - 4/5*

NEW Freestyle Dancing

NEW New Year, New Menu

COURSE

TIME

3920 F 3921 F *No class 3/15

AGE

FEE

8 - 15 yrs 8 - 15 yrs 8 - 15 yrs 8 - 15 yrs 8 - 15 yrs 8 - 15 yrs 8 - 15 yrs 8 - 15 yrs

$20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20

TIME

AGE

3928 T 1/15 - 2/19 5:00 - 5:50 p.m. 12 -19 yrs 3929 T 3/5 - 4/ 9 5:00 - 5:50 p.m. 12 -19 yrs *No class 1/29 Location: Love 2 Dance Studio, 16719 E. Palisades Blvd., Unit 101 Instructor: Roger Homyak, (602) 545-5435 for more information

FEE

$60 $60

ADULT DANCE PARTIES Join us for a fun evening of dancing! Each party features a short dance lesson and a variety of music. Party theme attire is optional. Be sure to wear comfortable dance shoes. No partner or experience required. Parents are welcome to bring children 12 years or older. Black and White – Wear your favorite black/white attire. Welcome 2019! COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3930

6:30 - 7:50 p.m.

18 yrs & up

$10

Tu

1/29

Valentine’s Party – Showcase for student performances. Join the fun! COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3931

6:30 - 7:50 p.m.

18 yrs & up

$10

Th

2/14

March Madness – Wear green or your favorite team colors. Move to the music! COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3932

6:30 - 7:50 p.m.

18 yrs & up

$10

F

3/15

Spring Fling – Celebrate spring and learn some new steps. Let’s dance! Register for adult and children classes online by visiting our website, www.fh.az.gov/recreation or contact Don Clark at (480) 816-5130. It’s easy and fast!

Winter/Spring

2019

Fountain Hills Community Services

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

3933 Th 4/18 6:30 - 7:50 p.m. 18 yrs & up Location: Love 2 Dance Studio, 16719 E. Palisades Blvd., Unit 101 Instructor: Roger Homyak, (602) 545-5435 for more information

FEE

$10

11

LEARN

3946 Southern Tu 1/8 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. 3947 Italian Apps Tu 1/22 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. 3948 Valentines Tu 2/5 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. 3949 Euro Brunch Tu 2/19 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. 3950 Irish Tu 3/5 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. 3951 French-Canadian Tu 3/19 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. 3952 Thai Tu 4/2 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. 3953 Easter Tu 4/16 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. There is an additional $5 materials fee collected in class. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Chantal Sahr

COURSE DAY DATE


LEARN

YOUTH/TEEN YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS

STEM and Beyond

LEGO Robotics Club Beginning Robo-teers will design, build and program Lego Mindstorm NXT Robots using a kit during class. Kids will use problem solving skills for hands-on projects and robot challenges. Logic and troubleshooting skills come into play when robots maneuver, and rescue, and complete tasks robots are used for in the real world. So much fun to have make robots zip around doing tasks! Explore, learn, and have lots of robot fun! For information, contact Brian Calaway at 602-488-0879 TIME

3883 Sa 1/19-1/26 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Brian Calaway

AGE

FEE

7 - 14 yrs

$60

Come join the fun of engineering mechanisms that will shoot, soar, or fly by all means available. Students will solve real engineering challenges and create, test and improve such mechanisms. Rockets will be involved. Students will answer: Will it fly? How can it be improved to fly better, faster, farther? Can it carry a bigger payload? Can it be landed with accuracy? Students will take common materials and use a variety of methods to make things fly. Perfect for those interested in engineering and/or aeronautics or in having flying fun. For information contact Brian Calaway: 602-488-0879 TIME

3882 Sa 2/2-2/9 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Brian Calaway

AGE

FEE

7 - 14 yrs

$40

Each participant will take home at least six beautifully decorated finished eggs, and the expertise to create many more at home! Please sign up for this class at least two days in advance. Children 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. TIME

4047 M 4/8 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 4048 W 4/10 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Fountain Hills Community Services

12

AGE

FEE

7 - 14 yrs

$40

All materials and tools included, each student will leave with basic skills to complete and improve upon jewelry making and beading for fun! No prior experience required, all levels welcome COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

4071 W 1/30 4:15 - 6:15 p.m. 4072 W 2/27 4:15 - 6:15 p.m. 4073 W 3/27 4:15 - 6:15 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Sunnie Roberts

AGE

FEE

8 - 16 yrs 8 - 16 yrs 8 - 16 yrs

$30 $30 $30

Middle School Madness Trips

NEW Egg Decorating

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

3881 Sa 4/20-4/27 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Brian Calaway

NEW After School Jewelry Making Workshop

Make It Fly!

COURSE DAY DATE

COURSE DAY DATE

AGE

FEE

3 - 7 yrs 5 - 10 yrs

$10 $10

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 Winter/Spring of 2019. Join us for a variety of games, trips, food, and fun. These events are FREE for teens to participate. COURSE

DAY DATE TIME

3790 Phoenix Suns Basketball Su 1/6 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. 4070 Main Event F 3/29 4:00 - 9:30 p.m. Drop off and Pick up Location: Fountain Hills Middle School Gym

Fountain Hills Community Services

Winter/Spring

GRADE

6th-8th 6th-8th

2019

MADNESS TRIPS

COURSE DAY DATE

Time to start designing, engineering and tinkering! This class will encourage student’s engineering and building skills and encourage them to find unique solutions. They will design and build bridges, towers, vehicles, devices and more using everyday materials. Brainstorming, building, testing and re-designing are the engineering processes practiced while students have fun being innovative. Will they conquer the challenges using their science knowledge? Let’s find out! For information contact Brian Calaway: 602-488-0879


Nerf Wars (for Ages 10+) Competing teams use their brains, bodies and toy blasters to complete fun missions. Intermediate level missions allow ages 10+ to play. Parents wanting to play must register themselves as well as their children. Basic blasters and eye protection will be on loan, but you may bring your own. Blasters must be stock/unmodified blasters that are compatible with Nerf Elite darts. No blowguns allowed. If you can’t fix your blaster when it jams, please don’t bring it. Darts will also be provided. Please do NOT bring darts. We need a minimum of 8 players (max of 24) to register the Friday before each Nerf War or that war will be cancelled. To learn more, visit BlasterFun.com. BONUS TIP: You can turn one of our events into your private party. Imagine the fun you’ll have doing this at your next birthday party (birthday party packages available), company or group outing! Send us an email at Email@ BlasterFun.com to learn more. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

4038 Sa 1/12 4039 Sa 2/9 4040 Sa 3/9 4041 Sa 4/6 Location: Desert Vista Park – Field 3 Instructor: Blaster Fun

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

10 yrs & up 10 yrs & up 10 yrs & up 10 yrs & up

$10 $10 $10 $10

Competing teams use their brains, bodies and toy blasters to complete fun missions. Intermediate level missions allow ages 12+ to play. Parents wanting to play must register themselves as well as their children. Eye protection will be on loan, but you may bring your own. Blasters must be stock/unmodified blasters that are compatible with Nerf Rival rounds. If you can’t fix your blaster when it jams, please don’t bring it. Rounds will also be provided. Please do NOT bring rounds. We need a minimum of 10 players (max of 14) to register the Friday before each Nerf War or that war will be cancelled. To learn more, visit BlasterFun.com.

NERF FUN NERF WARS Nerf Wars (for Ages 6+) 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. Basic blasters and eye protection will be on loan, but you may bring your own. Blasters must be stock/unmodified blasters that are compatible with Nerf Elite darts. No blowguns allowed. If you can’t fix your blaster when it jams, please don’t bring it. Darts will also be provided. Please do NOT bring darts. We need a minimum of 8 players (max of 24) to register the Friday before each Nerf War or that war will be cancelled. To learn more, visit BlasterFun.com. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

4029 Sa 1/5 4030 Sa 1/19 4031 Sa 2/2 4032 Sa 2/16 4033 Sa 3/2 4034 Sa 3/16 4035 Sa 3/30 4036 Sa 4/13 4037 Sa 4/27 Location: Desert Vista Park – Field 3 Instructor: Blaster Fun

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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

$10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10

AGE

FEE

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

12 yrs & up 12 yrs & up 12 yrs & up 12 yrs & up

$10 $10 $10 $10

NERF BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES Fountain Hills Community Services is teaming up with Blaster Fun to offer brand new birthday party packages. All packages include 75 minutes of Nerf Wars and use of our party room for 45 minutes. • E  conomy Packages start at $149 and include 75 minutes of Nerf and 45 minute use of the party room. • Deluxe Packages start at $224 and include 75 minutes of Nerf, 45 minute use of the party room, pizza, soda, water, paper products, utensils, and clean-up! Visit www.BlasterFun.com/Birthday for available dates & times.

Fountain Hills Community Services

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 skills! COURSE

DAY

DATE

TIME

3977 W 1/30 - 2/27 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Bryan Bouk

AGE

FEE

3 - 5 yrs

$45

13

PRESCHOOLERS

Send us an email at Email@BlasterFun.com to learn more.

2019

TIME

4042 Sa 1/26 4043 Sa 2/23 4044 Sa 3/23 4045 Sa 4/20 Location: Desert Vista Park – Field 3 Instructor: Blaster Fun

PRESCHOOLER MULTI-SPORTS

BONUS TIP: You can turn one of our events into your private party. Imagine the fun you’ll have doing this at your next birthday party (birthday party packages available), company or group outing!

Winter/Spring

COURSE DAY DATE

MOVE

Nerf Wars (for Ages 12+)


MOVE

SPORTS SENIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE

YOUTH BASEBALL CAMPS

Slow Pitch Senior Softball League

The Town of Fountain Hills Community Services Department offers Senior Softball year-round with three separate seasons: Spring, Summer and Fall. Games are played on Wednesday mornings at Golden Eagle Park with double headers. Full fields and senior bats allowed! Team managers meetings are scheduled as needed. Modified Senior Softball rules apply. Come out for fun, fellowship, and friendly competition! Team rosters and waivers are due prior to the first game! Deadline for registration is Thursday, January 31st. Email Bryan for league rules at bbouk@fh.az.gov or to be added to our Free Agent List. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

3934 W 2/6 - 4/3 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Golden Eagle Park Fields 2 & 3

FEE

65 yrs & up $210

SENIOR SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS Fountain Hills Senior Softball Super Bowl Tournament

The Town of Fountain Hills Community Services Department will be hosting a recreational softball tournament for men, ages 40-50, 50+, 55+, 60+, and 65+ at Golden Eagle Park. Teams with a rating of AA, AAA, and Major are welcome. Modified Senior Softball rules will apply. Rosters must be submitted to tournament director one week prior to the start of the tournament on January 17. Price includes softballs, umpires, facility fees, 1st place prizes, overhead and staff. Registrations are confirmed by payment ONLY. Good sportsmanship is a must! The Senior Softball Tournament is recreational and the goal of the Fountain Hills Community Services Department is to coordinate an enjoyable tournament for both the participants and spectators. When registering, please enter your date of birth, team age division, team rating, and team name. COURSE DAY

DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3913 F/Sa/Su 1/25 - 1/27 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 40-50, 50+, 55+, 60+,65+ $325 Location: Golden Eagle Park Tournament Director: Mike Reuvers, 612-867-5006

Rob Deer Baseball Experience Join former Major Baseball slugger Rob Deer for the Town’s first ever youth baseball camps! Rob has over 35 years of experience in professional baseball and is a 2014 Inductee of the Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Fame. Rob enjoyed an 11 year Major league career, plus one season in Japan (Hanshin Tigers). He hit 230 career Major League Baseball homeruns and was featured on the cover of the April 27, 1987 edition of Sports Illustrated. Rob’s coaching experience includes, Hitting Coach with the Chicago Cubs and Hitting Coordinator with San Diego Padres. These camps are perfect for the youth baseball player who wishes to improve their skills and receive top notch instruction from former Major League players and coaches. Each camp will feature special guests. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Bring a water and a snack. COURSE DAY DATE

AGE

FEE

7 - 16 yrs 7 - 16 yrs 7 - 16 yrs

$125 $125 $125

YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Co-Ed 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament

Form a team with 3 or 4 of your friends and come out to Golden Eagle Park for a fun and recreation Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. We have three Divisions, 9-11 year olds, 12-14 year olds, and 15-18 year olds. The program is open to both residents and non-residents. The emphasis is on having fun and playing recreational basketball. Winners of each division will receive a grand prize! Please bring water, and a light or dark colored matching t-shirt with the rest of your teammates. Pre-registration is required by March 28 at 4:00 p.m. www.fh.az.gov/recreation. Email Bryan Bouk at bbouk@fh.az.gov for rules. COURSE DAY DATE

Register for sports and wellness programs online by visiting our website, www.fh.az.gov/recreation or contact Bryan Bouk at (480) 816-5132.

TIME

3878 Sa/Su 1/12 - 1/13 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 3879 Sa/Su 2/16 - 2/17 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 3880 Sa/Su 3/23 - 3/24 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: Golden Eagle Park Fields 2 & 3 Instructor: Rob Deer

TIME

3978 Sa 3/30 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Location: Golden Eagle Park Basketball Courts Instructor: Bryan Bouk

AGE

FEE

9 - 18 yrs

FREE

It’s easy and fast!

14

Fountain Hills Community Services

Winter/Spring

2019


YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP

ADULT AND YOUTH TENNIS

NEW Fountain Hills Skills and Drills Basketball Camp This youth basketball camp (Fountain Hills Skills and Drills) for boys and girls ages 9-14, will focus on individualized skill development through station work, where a camp coach at each station will teach the fundamentals of the game, ball-handling, shooting, and passing. Saturday will be a split-session day (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) lunch (provided), then 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. This day will concentrate on individual skills. Sunday’s session (1:00 - 4:00  p.m.) will primarily be 3 on 3 basketball play. Each camper will receive 9 hours of basketball instruction, a reversible basketball jersey, a basketball and a water bottle for an unbelievable cost of only $25.00! COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

3935 Sa/Su 3/9 - 3/10 Sa: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Su: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 9 - 14 yrs Location: Fountain Hills Middle School Instructor: Dan Lewis

FEE

$25

Open Gym

TIME

AGE

FEE

All All

$5 $5

Pitch, Hit and 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. Please contact Bryan at bbouk@fh.az.gov for more information COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

3864 Sa 3/2 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Golden Eagle Park Fields 2, 3, and 4 Instructor: Community Services Staff

AGE

FEE

7 - 14 yrs

FREE

SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS 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

Winter/Spring

2019

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3962 3963 3964 3965

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 5 - 6 yrs 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 5 - 6 yrs 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 5 - 6 yrs 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 5 - 6 yrs

$60 $60 $60 $60

M W M W

1/7 - 2/11 1/9 - 2/13 2/25 - 4/1 2/27 - 4/3

Fountain Hills Community Services

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

3966 3967 3968 3969

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 7 - 10 yrs 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 7 - 10 yrs 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 7 - 10 yrs 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 7 - 10 yrs

M W M W

1/7 - 2/11 1/9 - 2/13 2/25 - 4/1 2/27 - 4/3

AGE

FEE

$90 $90 $90 $90

Javelinas (11-16): This beginner program concentrates on stroke production, rallying, and learning the basic concepts of tennis. Players are taught how to score and basic strategies involved in the game of tennis. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3970 3971 3972 3973

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

11 - 16 yrs 11 - 16 yrs 11 - 16 yrs 11 - 16 yrs

$90 $90 $90 $90

M W M W

1/7 - 2/11 1/9 - 2/13 2/25 - 4/1 2/27 - 4/3

Adult 8.0 Combined Doubles Tennis Tournaments: Join us for a fun and recreational doubles tennis tournament to start the year off! Teams are limited to a combined NTRP rating of 8.0. Matches will consist of an 8 game pro set using no-ad scoring with a 10 point tiebreaker played at 7 all. There is a consolation draw for the first round, so all teams will be able to play at least 2 matches. Entrants will be approved by the tournament director. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place. $10 per player to enter. Non-sanctioned tournament. Limited to the first 8 teams. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3974 Sa 1/26 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Women 18+ $10 3975 Sa 2/2 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Men 18+ $10 Location: Golden Eagle Park Tennis Courts Instructor: Ted Trippett

QIGONG Rejuvenate your Qi: Qigong (CheeGong) is a gentle form of exercise that can be done either standing or sitting, while listening to music. These Chinese movement forms enhance strength, balance and a tranquil mind. By doing a practice of repeated, gentle movements, you can improve your breathing, balance and posture while promoting healing, happiness and well-being. During the six-week class you will also improve your flexibility and strength. Please wear loose clothes and flat shoes. If possible, please refrain from eating at least one hour before class. Class is open to all levels and ages. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

4060 Sa 1/12 - 2/16 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Alexandria Casano

AGE

FEE

All

$30

15

MOVE

Are you looking for something fun to do on a Friday Night? Join us at Fountain Hills Middle School for open gym! Open gym is for anyone that wants to hang out with friends, play on the playground, shoot hoops, play dodge ball, wall ball and enjoy free play. All participants must wear tennis shoes. Participants must leave gym area as found. This is an unstructured play time program. What to bring: a ball of your choice, sealed water bottle. Pre-register at www.fh.az.gov/recreation. 3960 F 3/1 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 3961 F 5/10 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Middle School Instructor: Community Services Staff

Amethysts (5-6): This introduction to tennis for kids emphasizes fun and the development of movement and coordination skills. Students will play tennis related games designed to help learn the concepts of tennis in a fun and enjoyable style.

Saguaros (7-10): This introduction to tennis teaches basic techniques, movement, and the concept of rallying. Students will play tennis related games designed to help learn the concepts of tennis in a fun and enjoyable style.

YOUTH SPORTS

COURSE DAY DATE

Fountain Hills Community Services offers tennis for kids between the ages of 5-18 and all skill levels. Join us at Golden Eagle Park. For more information, call Bryan Bouk at (480) 816-5132 or email him at bbouk@fh.az.gov.


FITNESS AND WELLNESS YOGA

FITNESS

Gentle yoga 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 alleviate back, neck, hip and knee pain. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Class meets for 8 weeks.

The MELT Method, created by Sue Hitzmann, a manual therapist who treats musculoskeletal pain and disability, developed for the public that combats chronic pain, improves performance, and decreases the accumulated stress caused by 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.

MOVE

Gentle Balancing Yoga

COURSE DAYS DATE

MELT 60-Minute Intro Class

TIME

3993 Th 1/3 - 2/21 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 3994 Tu 1/8 - 2/26 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 3995 Th 3/14 - 5/2 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 3996 Tu 3/19 - 5/7 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Cindy Holliday

AGE

FEE

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

$65 $65 $65 $65

MELT for Yoga 4-Wk Self-Care Series Although yoga can improve flexibility and muscular strength, it can also cause compensation, compression, and even pain when done incorrectly. MELT is a simple self-treatment technique that works by rebalancing your nervous system and rehydrating your connective tissue. Learn how treating this tissue can improve your alignment, strength, and even your breath. MELT is a perfect complement to yoga, whether you’re just starting or have been practicing for years. 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. COURSE DAYS DATE

TIME

4011 W 1/9 - 1/30 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 4012 W 2/27 - 3/20 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 4013 M 4/8 - 4/29 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Linda Rode

AGE

FEE

50 yrs & up 50 yrs & up 50 yrs & up

$50 $50 $50

ESSENTRICS

Essentrics is a full body exercise program designed to rebalance the entire body through simultaneous stretching and strengthening. This class is for anyone, of any age or fitness level, who want a safe exercise program. The elegant, intelligent movements work scientifically through the muscle chains to unlock rigid muscles. Bring a yoga mat, small pillow and water. TIME

4014 M/W 1/7 - 2/11 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. 4015 M/W 2/25 - 3/27 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. 4016 M/W 4/8 - 5/8 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Toni Whaley, Certified Essentrics Trainer

16

TIME

3997 Th 1/10 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 3998 W 2/20 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Linda Rode

AGE

FEE

50 yrs and up 50 yrs and up

$10 $10

MELT Self-Care Series Students will learn about the common causes of pain and how to minimize or eliminate them by using simple techniques. 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 to 12 participants. Wear comfortable, exercise clothes, bring a yoga mat, and water. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

3999 Th 1/24 - 2/28* 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4001 Th 4/4 - 5/9** 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. *Class meets for 6 weeks **No class on 3/28. Class meets for 5 weeks Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Linda Rode

AGE

FEE

50 yrs and up 50 yrs and up

$60 $60

NEW Muscle Matters – Weights and Wellness

NEW Discover Essentrics

COURSE DAY DATE

COURSE DAY DATE

AGE

FEE

45 yrs & up 45 yrs & up 45 yrs & up

$70 $70 $70

This class will focus on proper form to create a strong foundation, the power of stabilization and balance to deliver the results of good posture, muscle definition, and bone strength. Using bands, light weights and high reps, this class is designed to tone and sculpt your body regardless of age. As a group, we will have open discussions on how to fuel our bodies for wellness, weight loss. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3991 T/Th 1/15 - 2/21 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 18 yrs & up $80 3992 T/Th 3/19 - 4/25 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 18 yrs & up $80 Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Dedi Sampson, NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist

Fountain Hills Community Services

Winter/Spring

2019


NEW CrossFit in the Park

Mindful Meditation

This will be an introductory class to those who want to get a good total body workout and learn more about CrossFit. This class is for all fitness levels as CrossFit is scalable to all ages, fitness levels and functionality. CrossFit is defined as “Constantly varied functional movements at high intensity”. Our priority with every student is to have them move correctly and efficiently before applying intensity. We will meet at the amphitheater at the park at 8:00 a.m. Class will include a warm-up, a detailed workout description with movement standards and scaling options, and a cool down. Class will be performed with minimal to no equipment. All necessary equipment will be provided. Please be prepared to move, bring comfortable shoes, clothes and water. Class will be limited to the first 15 participants. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

4020 Sa 1/5 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. 14 yrs & up 4021 Sa 2/2 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. 14 yrs & up 4022 Sa 3/30 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. 14 yrs & up 4023 Sa 4/20 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. 14 yrs & up Location: Fountain Hills Park Amphitheater Instructor: Andrew Gonzales, B.S., CSCS, CF-L2, USAW-SPL1, FMS CrossFit Four Peaks Owner

FEE

FREE FREE FREE FREE

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. Meditation allows you to create your own practice without listening to recordings, being guided, or joining groups. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Participants may only register one time for this free class. TIME

AGE

FEE

3980 F 1/11 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 25 yrs & up FREE Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Virginia Ray, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor (US/India)

Weekly Meditation Series 1 Discover a simple, easy technique for meditation. You will learn all about meditation with easy techniques; and how to fit it into your life. This is a program that is ideal for any level – whether beginner, or want to get back on track with meditation. You will learn the five essentials of a successful practice, and the benefits. Meditation can lead to more inner peace, better health, increased self-awareness, and so much more. There are techniques that will be taught in 4 weeks that are powerful, yet simple and easy to incorporate into your life. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3981 W 1/23 - 2/13 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 25 yrs & up $40 3982 W 2/27 - 3/20 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 25 yrs & up $40 Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Virginia Ray, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor (US/India)

Weekly Meditation Series 2 – Meditation by Design Come and join in for meditation development. There are many ways to meditate and we all have our own reason to meditate. It may be you want to create mental, physical, or emotional balance, or simply relax from the stress of the day. This class will provide the opportunity to discover a meditation that works for you. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3983 F 2/1 - 3/1* 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 25 yrs & up $40 3984 F 3/15 - 4/5 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 25 yrs & up $40 *No class on 2/22 Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Virginia Ray, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor (US/India)

Winter/Spring

2019

Fountain Hills Community Services

TIME

AGE

FEE

3985 W 1/23 - 2/13 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 25 yrs & up $40 3986 W 2/27 - 3/20 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 25 yrs & up $40 Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Virginia Ray, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor (US/India)

NEW Yoga Nidra Meditation This is a deep meditation practice to access the ‘resting state’ where healing happens. The mind, body and intellect are completely relaxed; one appears to be sleeping yet the awareness (consciousness) is functioning at a deeper level and remains open. It is sometimes referred to as “dynamic sleep” in which you consciously learn to relax. We tend to think that relaxation is simple; recline and close your eyes, right? This may be true, yet only to a certain extent. Unless you release muscular, mental and emotional tension – you are never truly, fully relaxed. Natural healing begins when the mind and body are in harmony. Yoga Nidra creates this harmony. All are welcome, beginner or experienced. Bring your mats and a blanket, as we will be lying on the floor. COURSE DAY DATE

FREE Intro to Meditation

COURSE DAY DATE

COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3987 F 2/1 - 3/1* 10:30 - 11:30 am 25 yrs & up $40 3988 F 3/15 - 4/5 10:30 - 11:30 am 25 yrs & up $40 *No class on 2/22 Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Virginia Ray, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor (US/India)

NEW Mind Body Connection: Life From the Inside Out Would you like to navigate life in a more focused and positive way? Join certified instructor Virginia Ray and parenting educator Sally Goldberg, Ph.D. to learn strategies for connecting the body, mind and spirit. Each week you will learn a principle about the body, mind or spirit and then experience it through a related meditation. This combination gives you with the opportunity to engage in life in a new way from the inside out! After each session you can practice what you learned all week long. You will have access to Q & A available on-line at “Parenting with Dr. Sally” earlychildhoodnews.net. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. There is a $5.00 materials fee due to the instructor during the first class. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

AGE

FEE

3989 Tu 1/22 - 2/12 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 25 yrs & up $40 3990 Tu 3/19 - 4/9 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 25 yrs & up $40 Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Virginia Ray, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor (US/India) and Sally Goldberg, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Parenting Specialist

ZUMBA

NEW Zumba Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance workout and one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world. The aerobic/fitness interval training routines combine fast and slow rhythms to tone and sculpt the body. Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, merengue, pop, and international music feels more like a dance party than a workout. No rhythm required! Class meets for 8 weeks. COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

4027 Th 1/31 - 3/21 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 4028 Th 4/4 - 5/23 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Lucy Roth

AGE

FEE

13 yrs & up 13 yrs & up

$65 $65

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MOVE

MEDITATION

Meditation is a great way to shed the stress of the day before you settle into the evening. We will practice Mindful Meditation techniques to quiet the mind and body. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


2019

ACTIVITY CENTER MEMBERSHIP IS AVAILABLE The membership will be valid through December 31, 2019. 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, etc.). Membership 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 Checks

1st & 3rd Tues

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Caregivers Support Group

1st Mon

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

FH Parents of Special Needs Kids

2nd & 4th Thurs

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Healthy Living Support Group

2nd Wed

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Legal Consultations*

1st Fri

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Medicare Insurance Consulting*

1st & 3rd Wed

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

Parkinson’s Support Group

1st Wed

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Surviving Cancer Support Group

2nd Thurs

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Time-4-U Computer Lab

Jan 2, 3 & 4, Feb 6 and Apr 3

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*By Appointment – Sign up in the Activity Center 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 Ping Pong Conversational Spanish Contract Bridge (intermediate)

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

TUESDAYS

ACTIVITY CENTER

Peer Led Exercise Line Dancing (Intermediate) Line Dancing (Improver/Intermediate) Hooks & Needles Poetry Readers – 1st Tues (Feb - Mar) Memoir Writer’s Group – 2nd Tues Poetry Writers – 4th &5th Tues (Jan) 3rd & 4th Tues (Feb-Apr) Mah Jongg (Intermediate & Advanced) Movies Swing Time Music – 3rd Tues Bingo (must be 21 or older)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Peer Led Exercise Spanish Club II Line Dancing (Beginner/Improver) Quilts N’ More – 1st Thurs Golden Age of Radio – 1st Thurs Table Talk for Women NEW Backgammon – (Jan-Mar)

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

FRIDAYS

WEDNESDAYS Contract Bridge (Advanced) Hand & Foot Cards – 2nd & 4th Wed Scrabble Women Singles Group – 2nd Wed Ukulele Players

THURSDAYS

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

Cards (Pinochle) Parkinson’s Exercise Contract Bridge (advanced) Woodcarvers Dominoes Chess Players Sherlock Holmes Book Club

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

(dates: 1/4, 2/1,3/1,4/5 &5/3) Dates & Times Subject to Change. Activity Center membership required.

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2019


CLASSES

Let’s Rock n Roll

This course 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.

Come learn about the history of Rock-n-Roll music and enjoy listening to some classic songs played on CD’s. Program Coordinator Ken Jordan will pick and discuss the most influential records of the 50’s and early 60’s. Each course will cover a different topic. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

COURSE

MEMBERSHIP

COURSE

Required

3773 M 2/04 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 3774 M 3/05 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Ken Jordan

American Sign Language – Beginners

DAY DATE

TIME

3870 Tu 1/8 - 4/2 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Peggy Pope

DAY

DATE

TIME

MEMBERSHIP

Required Required

Brain Health Your Brain is so much more than memory! In this class, 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 much 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 is required. COURSE DAY DATE

AARP Smart Driver Class Learn new defensive driving techniques and gain knowledge about road awareness. Course fee is $15 if an AARP member, $20 if not an AARP member. Payable by check only to instructor (no cash or credit cards accepted). Bring AARP card to class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Activity Center membership is not required. COURSE

DAY

DATE

TIME

3768 Sa 2/5 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Joann Sabath

AARP MEMBERSHIP

$15 / $20 (nonmembers)

COURSE

DAY

DATE

TIME

3770 Tu 2/12 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Joann Sabath

The Virtual Dementia 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. Unlike other virtual dementia session programs, 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. Sign up in the Activity Center. Time slots are offered every 10 minutes. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. TIME

MEMBERSHIP

4000 Th 1/17 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Required Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Staff with Silverado Scottsdale Memory Care will be providing the experience

Winter/Spring

2019

TIME

MEMBERSHIP

3847 F 1/18 - 3/15* 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Required 3848 F 4/5 - 5/24 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Required *No class on 2/22 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.

AARP MEMBERSHIP

FREE/Open to Public

Virtual Dementia Experience

COURSE DAY DATE

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 is required.

Fountain Hills Community Services

ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER EXPO Wednesday, January 23 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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ACTIVITY CENTER

The workshop focuses on helping drivers understand current and evolving vehicle safety technologies and how to use them. Learn the benefits of the smartest safety features on vehicles today – backup cameras, blind spot warning and more. Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Activity Center membership is required. Note: This is not the AARP Safe Driver Class.

MEMBERSHIP

Matter of Balance

COURSE DAY DATE

AARP DriverTek Class

TIME

3845 W 3/6 - 4/24 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Required Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Heather Mulder from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute


WORKSHOPS

PRESENTATIONS

Diabetes Management

Special Presentations

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. Classes will focus on the seven key areas of diabetes management and provide suggestions and tools you can use to achieve a better control and improve your quality of life. This workshop will not automatically make your diabetes better, but what you learn and 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 Risk. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required COURSE DAY DATE

TIME

3937 T 2/5-2/26 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Jim Parch

MEMBERSHIP

Required

Intro to Singing in the Rain This one hour course will introduce you the 8 week “Singing in the Rain” workshop. The instructor will go over what the workshop is about and the importance of attending each session. Pre-registration is required.

ACTIVITY CENTER

COURSE

DAY DATE

TIME

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

COURSE

DAY

DATE

Who is the Crisis Response Team and What do they Do? by T. Aiello & Viree Byrne 3877

Th

1/10

Hiking in Fountain Hills & Beyond by Ranger Amy Roberts & MMPC

4079

Th

1/24

Android Texting Tips and Tricks by Kathy Mullin

3918

W

1/30

Apple Texting Tips and Tricks by Kathy Mullin

3916

W

1/30

Newfound; A Driving Travel Adventure by Dr. Dennis Robertson

4074

Th

1/31

Hot Travel Destination by Roxanne Borycski of Arizona Trails Travel

4018

W

2/6

TASA – Task For Against Senior Abuse by Betty Delano

3979

Th

2/7

“Beating Breast Cancer” by Susan Wadia-Ells

4017

W

2/13

Old Cars, New Friends by FH Automobile Club

3936

Th

3/7

Top Astronomy Discoveries of the Year by Ted Blank

3871

Th

3/14

Influenza and the 1918 Pandemic by John P. Viner

4025

Th

3/21

Android Camera Tips and Tricks by Kathy Mullin

3918

W

3/27

Apple Camera Tips and Tricks by Kathy Mullin

3919

W

3/27

4002

W

1/9

Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointment by Deborah Arconti 3910

Th

1/17

MEMBERSHIP

3905 W 1/9 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Required Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Jeanet Munoz, Prevention Specialist, ElderVention Program with Area Agency on Aging

Health and Wellness Presentations

Singing In the Rain

Learn about Balance & How to Improve it to Continue to be Active by Abbey Wright

4056

Tu

1/22

Avoiding Falls by Dr. Nick Schultz

3884

Th

1/24

Arthritis by Dr. Nick Schultz

3888

Th

2/7

Resolve Vertigo by Dr. Norma Ford

4003

W

2/13

Stem Cell Therapy by Dr. Nick Schultz

3890

Th

2/21

How to Manage Painful Aging Hands by Monica Walters

4057

Tu

2/26

Dehydration by Deborah Arconti

3914

W

3/6

Staying Fit After 60 by Dr. Nick Schultz

3892

Th

3/7

Eliminate Chronic Pain by Dr. Norma Ford

4004

W

3/13

An Owner’s Guide to Shoulder Surgery by Vivek Agrawal

4024

W

3/20

Tips to Manage Low Back Pain by Tyson Lowrance

4058

Tu

3/26

Restore Function by Dr. Norma Ford

4002

W

4/10

Osteoporosis “The Silent Thief” Treatment Options by Christy Shaft

4059

Tu

4/23

The 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 Maricopa Integrated Care. Developed by Area Agency on Aging, Region One’s ElderVention Program. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE

DAY DATE

TIME

MEMBERSHIP

3904 W 1/30 -3 /27 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Required Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Jeanet Munoz, Prevention Specialist, ElderVention Program with Area Agency on Aging

Wise Program

Manage Lymphedema by Dr. Norma Ford

Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) Program is designed to help older adults celebrate healthy aging, make healthy lifestyle choices and avoid substance abuse. The program’s interactive lessons provide valuable educational services on topics including health and wellness, medication use, stress management and substance abuse. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. COURSE

DAY DATE

TIME

3904 T 2/19 - 3/26 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Area Agency on Aging

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MEMBERSHIP

Required

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2019


HOME DELIVERED MEALS

SOCK HOP DANCE

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

About the Program • 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 how qualifies for the Town’s self-pay meal 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

Activities include a live band, 50’s outfit contest, Hula-Hoop contest, and more. Refreshments including root beer floats. Come out for an exciting evening for all ages! Pre-registration required. $5.00 fee per adult. Teens and youth are free but they must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Friday, March 15 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fountain Hills Community Center $5 adults (free for teens/youth accompanied by an adult) COURSE

DAY

DATE

TIME

F

3/5

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

3202

MEMBERSHIP

$5

SERIES

• 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, desert, 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 • Clients choose what days each week they want meals delivered to their home • New clients must stay on the program 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

Volunteers

Great Decisions Series

COURSE

DAY

DATE

TIME

MEMBERSHIP

3443

Th

below

2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Required

CLASS DATES AND TOPICS: Thursday, March 7 – Refugees and Global Migration Thursday, March 14 – The Middle East: Regional Disorder Thursday, March 21 – Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future? Thursday, March 28 – The Rise of Populism in Europe Location: Fountain Hills Community Center Instructor: Ken Jordan

Register for sports and wellness programs online by visiting our website, www.fh.az.gov/recreation or contact Jennifer Lyons at (480) 816-5186.

Donations Please donate to Home Delivered Meals to help subsidize and maintain the costs of meals for residents in need of meal assistance. Donations may be tax-deductable. Donor should seek advice from the 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 Special Thanks to Senior Services, Inc. for their support to assist in making the meals affordable to our clients

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOANER PROGRAM The Activity Center loans out and accepts donations of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and knee scooters.

It’s easy and fast!

Winter/Spring

2019

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ACTIVITY CENTER

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. Mr. Peters, through his extensive career, attending meetings at MIT’s Center for Energy Policy Research, International Business Advisory Board for the Fletcher School at Tuft’s University. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Great Decisions textbook will be needed for this class. The books will be available for purchase at the Expo on January 23 for $26.00, cash only. Check with the Senior Services Supervisor for availability.

• 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


ADERO CANYON TRAILHEAD Adero Canyon Trailhead is the Town’s newest access point to more than 800 acres of pristine preserve land. Adjacent to McDowell Mountain Regional Park and the Scottsdale Preserve, users have access to more than 1,000 miles of trails. The trailhead features a covered ramada and picnic area, as well as picturesque, panoramic views of Fountain Hills and the surrounding area. The new trailhead has been more than ten years in the making, and we invite all residents and visitors to enjoy our newest park asset.

FACILITIES AND HOURS OF OPERATION 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 Building Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Desk Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 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! To Err is Human

GENERAL INFO

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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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

McDowell Mountain Preserve Golden Eagle Trailhead Sunrise to Sunset

Adero Canyon Trailhead 14800 N Eagle Ridge Dr Sunrise to Sunset Get daily updates, and stay informed about recreation opportunities using social media. We’re on there!

@FountainHillsRec www.facebook.com/FHParksAndRec

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Special Event Calendar

Winter/Spring 2019

Get Out of the Valley and Into The Hills!

WINTER/SPRING 2019 EVENTS Date(s)

Event

Day(s)

Time

Location

Magic Bird Festivals Goes Native

Friday – Sunday

10am - 5pm

Ave of the Fountains

Hashknife Pony Express

Thursday

1pm - 3pm

Ave of the Fountains

9

Concours in the Hills (Rain Date February 16)

Saturday

10am - 3pm

Fountain Park

22-24

The Great Fair

Friday – Saturday

10am - 5pm

Ave of the Fountains

27-3

Memorial Disc Golf Championship

Wednesday – Sunday 9am - 2pm

Fountain Park

Mountain to Fountain

Sunday

5:30am - 12pm

Fountain Park

8 - 10

Thunderbirds Fine Art & Wine Affaire

Friday – Sunday

10am - 5pm

Ave of the Fountains

9

Besant Mela Kite Festival

Saturday

10am - 2pm

Fountain Park

15-17

Fountain O’Green Artisan Market

Friday – Saturday

10am - 5pm

Ave of the Fountains

16

Irish Fountain Fest

Saturday

11am - 6pm

Fountain Park

17

St. Patrick’s Day Greening

Sunday

Noon

Fountain Park

23

Paws in the Park

Saturday

10am - 3pm

Fountain Park

Music Fest

Saturday

4pm - 8:30pm

Fountain Park

13

Eggstravaganza

Saturday

8am

TBD

13

Fountain Hills Collector Car Show

Saturday

11am - 5pm

Ave of the Fountains

13

Movie in the Park

Saturday

7pm - 9pm

Fountain Park

January 25 - 27 February 7

March 3

April 6

Check for the most updated calendar at: experiencefountainhills.org


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

PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE

PAID

PERMIT #288 ANAHEIM, CA

Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . (480) 816-5200 Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . . (480) 816-5100 Fountain Hills Fire Dept . . . . . . . . . (480) 837-9820 Sheriff’s Department . . . . . . . . . . . . (480) 876-1869 Sheriff’s Dispatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (602) 876-1011

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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The Loop Winter/Spring 2019 E-Mag  

Fountain Hills, Activity Guide, Community Center, Events, Sports, Golf, Kids, Teens, Adults

The Loop Winter/Spring 2019 E-Mag  

Fountain Hills, Activity Guide, Community Center, Events, Sports, Golf, Kids, Teens, Adults

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