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SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER, 2016

Fall Fest at Ritchey Woods November 5, details on Page 5


FROM THE DIRECTOR Dear Resident, Mayor Fadness and city leaders talk a great deal about sense of place, and as we round out a summer of record-setting programs and events, the parks staff will continue to look for and create opportunities for Fishers residents to come together for play, to be part of community traditions, and to make memories in Fishers. While sense of place is a buzzword being echoed by municipal leaders, at the core of the phrase is the desire to attract new businesses and residents while simultaneously fostering community pride among current residents who already call Fishers home. Part of our role in the Fishers Parks & Recreation Department is to unite the community behind

Tony Elliot

events that can become traditions and cherished memories for

Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation

residents of all ages. As you explore the September through December Fun Guide, you’re going to find countless opportunities for your family to make new memories, learn new things and create meaningful traditions in Fishers. Once again, fall programs will invite families to explore Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve for a family hike, enjoy our popular events including Boo Bash and Frost Fest, to name a few, and hopefully a winter snow will have the community racing down the sledding hill at Flat Fork Creek Park.

Director's Choice October 25 - Mystery at the Park The game is afoot while your family searches for clues

Our team looks forward to seeing the memories your family is able to create at our programs and special events, as well as the

around Holland Park.

adventures you embark on at our local parks. As always, we love

November 5 - Fall Fest

to see the community through your eyes, so be sure to snap a

Join us at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve for nature

photo and share it with us on social media with the hashtag

hikes, games and crafts.

#AroundFishers for a chance to be featured! Sincerely,

December 3 - Chicago Winter Bus Trip Purchase a ticket and hop on board as we travel up to the Windy City for a day filled with sight-seeing, ice skating

Tony Elliot

and a chance to do some holiday shopping.

Director, Fishers Parks & Recreation

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Contents 04 Volunteer 05

Special Events

07 Parks 08 Programs 15

Our Environment

16

Partner Programs

19 Contact

How To Register ONLINE: Visit www.Fishers.in.us/Parks to register

BY MAIL OR IN PERSON: Visit www.Fishers.in.us/Parks to print out and complete a registration form, and return the form, with payment, to

Parks & Recreation 11565 Brooks Schools Road Fishers, Indiana 46037 PAYMENTS: Payments can be made by credit card, or by check or exact cash (by mail or in person only).

REFUND POLICY: If a class is canceled by Fishers Parks & Recreation, a full refund will be given. Refund requests prior to the registration deadline will be granted, minus the cost of any special program supplies. Refund requests made after the registration deadline will only be given (minus the cost of special program supplies) if the minimum required number of participants has been met. Summer camp programs and dances are exceptions, and additional information about specific refund policies can be found online at www.Fishers. in.us/Parks.


Volunteer Searching for a way to make an impact in the community? Consider volunteering some of your time to assist with various events and programs happening throughout the City. Fishers Parks & Recreation relies upon volunteers throughout the community for assistance. Each volunteer is matched with opportunities of interest so that the experience is rewarding and fun. Volunteer opportunities are available all year long. Volunteering with Fishers Parks & Recreation is a meaningful experience that connects residents with neighbors, causes and opportunities that help to make our community a better place. Curious about opportunities that are currently available? Visit the calendar at www.Fishers.in.us/Volunteer to learn more.

Volunteer Spotlight Spread holiday cheer by lending your time as a volunteer! We’re searching for six volunteers, 16 or older that would be able to assist with various stations during Frost Fest. Volunteers may be asked to assist with the petting zoo, activities tent or monitoring the ice sculpture, ensuring their experience is fun and rewarding. As a reminder, Frost Fest does take place outdoors, and volunteers are encouraged to dress with the weather in mind. The event takes place on Friday, December 2 and volunteers are needed from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Nickel Plate District lawn. Fishers Parks & Recreation is happy to sign off on any volunteer hour slips to help students earn school or club-related service hours.

Dan Domsic Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordination

Upcoming Opportunities EVENT

DATE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Saturdays in September

6 (weekly)

September 6

6

September 27

2

Boo Bash

October 21

12

Mystery in the Park

October 25

3

Fall Fest

November 5

12

Frost Fest

December 2

6

Fishers Farmers' Market Glow in the Park Welcome to the Carnival

Pictures with Santa

December 7, 8

6 (per night)

Breakfast with the Grinch

December 10

4

Holly Jolly Crafts

December 13

3

Glam Jams

December 20

2

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Movies in the Park

Fall Fest

Fridays in September | Sunset

Saturday, November 5 | 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | Free

Weekdays are usually packed with homework, work obligations

Families who haven’t had a chance to explore Ritchey Woods

and extracurricular commitments, so this fall give your family

Nature Preserve are truly in for a treat! Join us for Fall Fest, a

something to look forward to! Join us for #FishersMovies and

program that invites families to gather around the campfire

enjoy a different movie every Friday night as the sun sets in the

for games, crafts and nature artifacts before heading out on a

Nickel Plate District. Movies are free to attend and concessions

group hike. Roasting sticks, marshmallows, apple cider and

are always available for purchase. Parents, some of our movies

hot chocolate are provided, but families are welcome to bring

are varied and are best for mature audiences. We encourage you to

additional items to enjoy over the campfire during the event.

plan ahead and ensure which movies are best fit for your children.

Hikes take place throughout the event and upon arrival families can sign up for a hike time. At maximum, each hike can include

9/9 Zootopia

9/23 Batman v. Superman

9/16 The Jungle Book

9/30 Angry Birds

30 people. Hikes will take place at the following times:

Glow in the Park presented by Cathedral High School Saturday, September 10 | 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free Stay up late and light up the night! Glow in the Park is back by popular demand inviting families to make a mess in the Nickel Plate District. A live DJ will play summer’s top hits while guests enjoy face painting, a graffiti wall and a neon splash zone! Black lights and lasers are staged throughout the event so be sure to wear white and get ready to glow. Glow sticks and costumes welcome during this event, and parents, we encourage a towel for the ride home.

Boo Bash Friday, October 21 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free Trick-or-treat in the Nickel Plate District, Boo Bash is back this October! Families of all ages are invited to enjoy a free Halloween Village filled with local businesses, games and candy. Our 4th annual Boo Bash will include raffle drawings, over 40 booths to explore, entertainment provided by Moriah Music, and an opportunity to participate in our costume contest. That’s not all, complementary hot chocolate will be available for the first 1,000 families! Learn more about participating businesses and the costume contest by visiting www.Fishers.in.us/BooBash.

1:15 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

5:00 p.m.


Santa’s Mailbox

Breakfast with the Grinch

November 14 - December 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 10 | 9 - 10 a.m.

City Hall or Fishers Parks & Recreation | Free

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $12, Nonresident $18 Activity Title: Bfast w the Grinch

Let us deliver some magic from the holiday straight to your mailbox! Children in 4th grade and younger are invited to write

He may be a mean one, but that Grinch sure can host a delicious

a letter filled with their precious holiday wishes and drop if off

feast! Back by popular demand, families are invited for Breakfast

in Santa’s Mailbox. Letters need to be dropped off by Monday,

with the Grinch. Breakfast is complete with Grinch fingers, Cindy

December 12 at 4:30 p.m. to ensure Santa has enough time to

Lou’s sausage, Green Eggs and Ham, juice and water, but this

reply! Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with

program is far more than a good meal. Guests will enjoy hearing

letters. Santa’s Mailbox is available inside of City Hall (1 Municipal

How the Grinch Stole Christmas and children will make a holiday

Drive) and the Fishers Parks & Recreation office (11565 Brooks

craft to keep for years to come. Parents, we encourage you to

School Road).

bring a camera for this program. The Grinch will be available for photos! Registration due by December 2.

Frost Fest Friday, December 2 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Pictures with Santa

Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Free

December 7 & 8 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. City Hall (1 Municipal Drive) | Free

Bundle up for a cheerful celebration in the Nickel Plate District! Our walkable downtown comes to life during Frost Fest offering

Any parent knows that holiday pictures don’t always go as

your family a new holiday tradition filled with an ice carving

planned! Save your money by capturing your child’s photo with

demonstration, photo booth, petting zoo including live reindeer

Santa at City Hall. Pictures with Santa takes place on two different

and much more. During the event, a kid’s tent will offer free

days for convenience and is free to attend! While waiting in line

games and activities while families wait for the arrival of Santa

your children can see and take photos with a live reindeer and

Claus in Fishers. Light refreshments will be available on a first

enjoy light refreshments. Each family is provided 1 free photo,

come, first served basis, and the event will conclude with the

including a photo frame, with Santa in his sleigh.

lighting of our holiday tree and a story from Santa himself.

Holly Jolly Crafts

Chicago Winter Bus Trip

Tuesday, December 13 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 3 | 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Billericay Park Building | Resident $8, Nonresident $12

Billericay Park Building | Resident $44, Nonresident $66

Activity Title: Holly Jolly Crafts

Activity Title: Chicago Bus Working together, families attending this program will create Load up and ship out, join us for a trip to the windy city! Purchase

ornaments and holiday cards to decorate and distribute this

a ticket and join us for a Chicago Winter Bus Trip. Opportunities

holiday season! Parents, supervision is required, so you can get in

are endless after the bus drops travelers off near Water Tower

on the crafts, too! While you’re there, be sure to make a card for a

Place. Wrap up your holiday shopping, ice skate in Millennial

resident at Hamilton Trace and spread holiday cheer throughout

Park, or enjoy sight-seeing in the city! Travelers must be 6 or

our community. Light refreshments will be served. Registration

older to ride, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. The

due by December 6.

bus will depart the Billericay Park building at 7 a.m. sharp and will leave Chicago at 5:30 p.m. sharp, all Indiana times. Registration due by November 23.

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Join the City of Fishers, the Fishers Arts Council and the Nickel Plate District Business Council for the next Arts Crawl! Slated to take place on Saturday, September 24, the event showcases local and regional talent at businesses located throughout the Nickel Plate District. The September Arts Crawl is themed “happiness is...� and invites the community to celebrate Recovery Month and a stigma free Fishers. Following the theme, artists will work to create and feature pieces that celebrate what happiness means to each of them. Though details are still unfolding, individuals interested in attending the event should visit www.Fishers.in.us/ArtsCrawl for updates about the event and participating artists and businesses!


Preschool Programs

Indoor Fort Building Friday, December 16 | 10 - 11 a.m. Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

Playfull Hours

Activity Title: PFH Fort Building

Ready. Set. PLAY! Attention parents, PlayFULL Hours

This program takes place indoors only. Register by December 14.

programs are back this fall offering little ones ages 1 through 5 opportunities to explore different materials and activities all centered around a specific theme. Parent participation is required, so you can get in on the fun and

Two Times the Fun

make new friends, too! Bring your curiosity and have some fun! Two Times the PAYMENT OPTIONS

Fun programs are designed specifically for two year

• Pay as you go

olds to explore the world and discover new things. Each

• Flex Pass which cost R$6/NR$9 and include entry

program is complete with interactive play, songs, crafts

into 5 classes for the price of 3

and games with new friends. Parents, participation and pre-registration are both required.

Be sure to visit www.fishers.in.us/parks to learn more about PlayFULL Hours payment options

E.I.E.I.O! Wednesday, September 21 | 10 - 11 a.m.

5 Senses

Billericay Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

Tuesday, September 13 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Activity Title: TTTF EIEIO

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $2, Nonresident $3 Stop by to create farm animal themed crafts, enjoy songs and

Activity Title: PFH 5 Senses

explore sheep, pigs, horses, cows, ducks and more! Register by This program takes place indoors only. Register by September 11.

September 15.

Loose Parts

Lil’ Punkins

Monday, October 17 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Wednesday, October 26 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

Billericay Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

Activity Title: PFH Loose Parts

Activity Title: TTTF Lil Punkins

This program takes place outdoors - please dress appropriately

Enjoy a spook-free, Halloween celebration! Join us to play with

for the weather. Register by October 13.

ghosts, Frankenstein, pumpkins and more! Your little one will also create a mummy craft and enjoy singing songs with new friends. Register by October 19.

Shapes Monday, November 29 | 10 - 11 a.m. Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $2, Nonresident $3

Fall Friends

Activity Title: PFH Shapes

Friday, November 18 | 10 - 11 a.m. Billericay Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9

This program takes place indoors only. Register by November 27.

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Activity Title: TTTF Fall Friends

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Colors are in bloom and seasons are changing! Join us to celebrate

Session 3

fall with turkeys, leaves, owls, scarecrow crafts and new friends.

Tuesdays, November 1 - 22 | 11 - 11:45 a.m.

This program will also include activities and stories. Register by

Billericay Park Building | Resident $40, Nonresident $60

November 11.

Activity Title: Preschool Tumbling 3 Registration due by October 25.

Christmas Cuties Thursday, December 15 | 10 - 11 a.m. Billericay Park Building | Resident $6, Nonresident $9 Activity Title: TTTF Christmas Cuties

Intermediate Preschool Tumbling

We’re rocking around celebrating the holiday, and want you to

Continue your child’s tumbling experiences in Intermediate

join us! Don’t miss out on Christmas themed crafts, songs and

Preschool Tumbling. Intermediate Preschool Tumbling will

activities. Little ones will explore reindeer, trees, Santa hats,

introduce your child to back rolls, bridges and cartwheels.

candy canes and wrapping paper. Register by December 8.

This program is best suited for children ages 3.5 through 6 who have completed our Preschool Tumbling program. Tuesdays, November 1 - 22 | 10 - 10:45 a.m.

Preschool Tumbling

Billericay Park Building | Resident $40, Nonresident $60 Activity Title: Intermediate Tumbling

Let your little one try tumbling without being locked into a timely and expensive contract. Preschool Tumbling returns

Registration due by October 25.

this fall offering opportunities for children ages 3 through 5 to learn basic tumbling skills with new friends. Tumbling skills include balance beam skills, front rolls, no handed rolls, back rolls and bridges. This drop-off class will also

An Apple a Day

help your child gain independence and confidence. Three

Thursday, September 15 | 10 - 11 a.m.

sessions are offered for convenience. See below for details!

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $8, Nonresident $12 Activity Title: Apple a Day Children ages 3 through 6 are invited to create apple volcanoes,

Session 1

to do apple stamping and crafts and even enjoy a story. Register

Thursdays, September 15 - October 6 | 10 - 10:50 a.m.

by September 8.

Billericay Park Building | Resident $40, Nonresident $60 Activity Title: Preschool Tumbling 1

Plates, Bowls, & Mugs Pottery Saturday, September 24 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Registration due by September 8.

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

Session 2

Activity Title: Plates, Bowls, Mugs Pottery

Thursdays, September 15 - October 6 | 11 - 11:50 a.m. Billericay Park Building | Resident $40, Nonresident $60

Children ages 2 and up can choose from an assortment of mugs,

Activity Title: Preschool Tumbling 2

plates and bowls to paint their very own dish. All supplies are provided, and completed pieces will be available for pick-up at

Registration due by September 8.

the Fishers Parks & Recreation office 7 days after the program has concluded. Register by September 16.

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Welcome to the Carnival!

Runaway Pumpkin Pottery

Tuesday, September 27 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 15 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $12, Nonresident $18

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

Activity Title: Carnival

Activity Title: Runaway Pumpkin Pottery

Step right up for your chance to win! Join us as Holland Park

Arts, crafts and Halloween stories! Children ages 2 through 10

turns into a giant carnival, and the best part is you’re invited to

are invited for a Halloween celebration. During this program,

play. Little ones ages 3 through 6 are invited for classic carnival

our staff will read The Runaway Pumpkin before children have an

games, crafts and delicious snacks! Games will include putt-putt,

opportunity to paint their own pumpkin dish pottery piece. All

opportunities to explore our “fun house”, ball toss and more. At

paint and supplies are provided for this program, children just

the end of each game, little ones will get tickets and can redeem

need a parent or guardian to assist with the painting! Finished

them for a prize of their choice. Parent participation is required,

pottery pieces will be available for pick-up at the Fishers Parks &

so you can get in on the fun, too! Register by September 17.

Recreation office 7 days after the program has conclude. Register by October 7.

Red, White, Blue and You! Wednesday, September 28 | 10:30 a.m. - Noon

Trick or Sweet

Billericay Park Building | Resident $14, Nonresident $21

Thursday, October 20 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Activity Title: Red, White, Blue

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $5, Nonresident $8 Activity Title: Trick or Sweet

USA, USA! Little ones ages 3 through 7 are invited for a patriotic celebration. During this drop-off program, your child will

Because what’s Halloween without delicious candy?! Children

celebrate our country through games, songs and snacks. Dress in

ages 3 through 5 and a parent are invited to create a trick-or-

style- red, white and blue costumes and accessories are welcome.

treat bag before Halloween arrives. Parents, your participation is

Parents, drop-off programs help building your child’s confidence

needed as this is a DIY project and little ones often need a hand.

and independence, plus they give you a few moments for yourself!

Each child will have the opportunity to decorate their own canvas

Register by September 21.

bag to use each Halloween for years to come. After bags have been created the group will enjoy a book, game and song! Register by October 13.

Pumpkin Painting Thursday, October 13 | 10 - 10:45 a.m. Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $4, Nonresident $6

Construction Zone

Activity Title: Pumpkin Painting

Tuesday, October 25 | 10:30 a.m. - Noon Billericay Park Building | Resident $14, Nonresident $21

Halloween doesn’t always have to be spooky! Our Pumpkin

Activity Title: Construction Zone

Painting program is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the holiday without fear of being frightened. Little ones ages 2

Dig in and build! We’ve got a brand new program for children

through 5 are invited to paint and decorate their pumpkin with

ages 3 through 7 with an interest in dump trucks, backhoes,

feathers, pom poms, rhinestones, sequins and more. Parents,

bulldozers and more. During this program, children will decorate

please don’t forget you need to provide the pumpkin for this

hard hats and tool belts before enjoying games, songs and a

program. Also, we encourage you to plan ahead for the car ride

story all centered around a construction theme. Before this drop-

home to ensure you can transport your wet pumpkin back to your

off program ends your child will also enjoy a yummy snack with

house. After little ones are done painting, the group will enjoy a

the crew. Register by October 18.

story and an additional craft. Register by October 6.

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Mystery at the Park

Olive the Reindeer Pottery 1

Tuesday, October 25 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 2 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $8, Nonresident $12

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

Activity Title: Mystery at the Park

Activity Title: Reindeer Pottery 1

We’ve got a brand new program that will turn every member of

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen; Comet and

your family into a real-life detective! Parents and children are

Cupid and Donner and Blitzen; and Rudolph… but do you know

invited to Holland Park to help solve a non-scary mystery. Clues

Olive? Join us to read Olive, the Other Reindeer and to paint an 8”

will guide your search as you move throughout the building

round tile with your child’s handprint. Each pottery piece has

dressed in your best holiday attire. Do you have what it takes to

a cork backing making it the perfect holiday piece to hang or

crack this case? Register by October 17.

use as a hotplate. Parents, your participation is required during this program, and completed pottery pieces will be available for pick-up at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office 7 days after the

Plump, Perky Turkey Pottery

program has concluded. Ages 2 - 10. Register by November 24.

Saturday, November 5 | 1 - 2 p.m. Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

Olive the Reindeer Pottery 2

Activity Title: Plump Perky Turkey Pottery

Saturday, December 3 | 1 - 2 p.m. Help your child create a Thanksgiving decoration to set on the

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

table for the big feast! Little ones ages 2 through 10 are invited to

Activity Title: Reindeer Pottery 2

paint an 8” round tile, complete with their handprint that they will turn into a turkey. All paint and supplies are provided. After

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen; Comet and

children are done painting the group will enjoy a reading of A

Cupid and Donner and Blitzen; and Rudolph… but do you know

Plump and Perky Turkey. Completed pottery pieces will be available

Olive? Join us to read Olive, the Other Reindeer and to paint an 8”

for pick-up at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office 7 days after

round tile with your child’s handprint. Each pottery piece has

the program concludes. Parents, your participation is required

a cork backing making it the perfect holiday piece to hang or

during this program. Register by October 28.

use as a hotplate. Parents, your participation is required during this program, and completed pottery pieces will be available for pick-up at the Fishers Parks & Recreation office 7 days after the

Undercover Agent

program has concluded. Ages 2 - 10. Register by November 24.

Wednesday, November 9 | 10 - 11 a.m. Billericay Park Building | Resident $7, Nonresident $11

Holiday Cookies

Activity Title: Undercover Agent

Thursday, December 8 | 10:30 a.m. - Noon Is your little one being a little sneaky? Send them over to

Billericay Park Building | Resident $14, Nonresident $21

complete spy training! During this program, children ages 4

Activity Title: Holiday Cookies

through 6 are invited to run obstacle courses and complete additional training as they learn to become an Undercover Agent!

Christmas is coming and we want to help you decorate the perfect

Upon the completion of this program, your little one will have

cookies to leave out for Santa! Join us during Holiday Cookies for

their secret agent ID card, will be able to find fingerprints and

games, songs, stories and cookies. Little ones ages 3 through 7

clues, and will have solved a mystery at Billericay Park! Register

will have the chance to decorate their own Christmas Cookies

by November 2.

with icing and sprinkles. This drop-off program will help your child gain confidence as they make brand new friends! Register by December 1.

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Youth & Teen Programs

Adult Programs

Pixie Hollow

Roam Around the World

Tuesday, September 20 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 6 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Billericay Park Building | Resident $15, Nonresident $23

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Free

Activity Title: Pixie Hollow

Activity Title: Roam the World

Encourage your pre-teen to chase their imagination! This brand

Dust off that passport and come ready to plan your next trip!

new program invites youth ages 6 through 11 and a parent to

Join John Cinnamon and Ann Craig-Cinnamon, two local radio

create their own Fairy House! Fairy Houses can be used to decorate

personalities, for an engaging presentation about international

your child’s room or your patio, and encourage creativity and an

travel. They’ll help you see the world through photography

appreciation for nature. After houses are completed, the group

and colorful storytelling as they share their favorite trips,

will enjoy reading a story and playing a few games. All supplies

which include running with bulls, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro,

are provided during this program, and guests are encouraged to

exploring the pyramids, traveling to Easter Island and more!

dress as fairies! Register by September 13.

Register by September 29.

Photo Coasters

Ladies Only

Thursday, November 17 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $10, Nonresident $15

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $25, Nonresident $35

Activity Title: Photo Coasters

Activity Title: Ladies Only

What if we told you that four photos could be turned into gifts

Safety is important, especially as a lady, and our team wants to

or keepsakes to use for years to come? Pre-teens ages 13 and

help ensure you feel safe in any situation. Join us for Ladies Only,

older and invited to join us with 4 photos of their choice to turn

an information gun safety class for women ages 21 and older.

them into drink coasters! Each photo should be 3.5 in. by 3.5 in.

Hosted by Watson Chambers Defense Institute with an NRA

to ensure it fits, and all other crafting materials will be provided.

certified instruction, women will learn how to refuse a victim,

Photo coasters make a great holiday gift, or a special decoration

safety with/without a firearm and much more. Conceal/carry

to have around your house! Register by November 10.

options will be explored as well as different scenarios and best gun purchase choices. This is a great class for those interested in learning about guns, but aren’t quite sure where to begin learning

Glam Jams

more. Register by October 24.

Tuesday, December 20 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $10, Nonresident $14

Pottery & Pinot

Activity Title: Glam Jams

Monday, December 5 | 6 - 8 p.m. All dressed up with nowhere to go? Young adults ages 10-14 are

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $17, Nonresident $26

invited to join us in their favorite pajamas for an evening of fun

Activity Title: Pottery & Pinot

crafts and a movie night. During Glam James, guests will tie dye a pillow case, put their hand in cement to make it shine and enjoy

Fellas, let us help you plan the perfect date night out for your

a movie with snacks. This is a great program to enjoy with a few

sweetheart! Adults ages 21 and older are invited for Pottery &

friends and gives parents a few hours to themselves. Register by

Pinot, a class that offers a chance to create a vase on the pottery

December 13.

wheel while enjoying wine or a beverage of your choice. All pottery supplies will be provided, but please be sure to bring wine or a beverage to enjoy during this program. Register by November 28.

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Adults 50 or Better Gentle Yoga

activity. Light refreshments are served and walks are completed

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Resident $40, Nonresident $60

on ADA accessible paths, and kept short. Walks are free to attend, and the walk schedule includes:

Keep your body strong while improving your overall health and flexibility! Residents fifty or better are invited for Gentle Yoga, a program that requires no previous experience. We do encourage

• October 10 Lt. Dave Dunbar, FPD, at the Municipal Complex

residents to bring their own yoga mat and come ready to focus!

• October 17

Session 1

• October 24

John Mehling, Fire Department, at Holland Park Mondays, September 12 - October 10 | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Mayor Fadness at Cyntheanne Park • October 31

Activity Title: GY1 | Register by September 5

Dr. Jeffery Schoonover, Indiana Vein Specialist at Brooks School Park

Session 2 Wednesdays, September 14 - October 12 | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

• November 7 Tony Elliot, Parks, at Ritchey Woods

Activity Title: GY2 | Register by August 31

• November 14 Podiatrist at Heritage Park at the White River

Session 3 Wednesdays, November 2 - December 14* | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Activity Title: GY3 | Register by October 26

Aging Healthy: Mistakes to Avoid Wednesday, October 12 | 11 a.m. - Noon

*There is no class November 23

Billericay Park Building | Free Activity Title: Aging Healthy

Euchre sponsored by Hamilton Trace Fridays, September 2 - October 14 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Age with grace! Join strength coach, Jae Chung and learn simple

Roy G. Holland Park Building | Free

tips and tricks to enjoying your life. Jae will explore common

Activity Title: Euchre

mistakes made in fat loss, exercise and habit changes that, if corrected, can improve your quality of life. This program is free

Nothing beats a little friendly, Friday competition! Join us and

to attend, but registration is required. Register by October 5.

sponsor Hamilton Trace for weekly euchre competitions. Light refreshments will be provided and pre-registration is appreciated

Thanksgiving Luncheon sponsored by Hamilton Trace

the Friday before each week’s match.

Thursday, November 10 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Roy G. Holland Memorial Park | Resident $8, Nonresident $12

Walk with a Professional sponsored by Hamilton Trace

Activity Title: Thanksgiving Luncheon

Mondays, October 10 - November 14 | 10 - 11 a.m. Enjoy an early Thanksgiving feast by celebrating with dear

Location Varies | Free

friends! A delicious catered lunch from Bob Evans will include Get to know community leaders by walking through local parks!

turkey, dressing, vegetables, rolls, banana bread and pumpkin

Specifically designed for residents 55 or better, Walk with a

pie. Following the meal, guests will have the opportunity to

Professional is a great opportunity to learn more about current

play Bingo for a chance to win. This program is best suited for

happenings in our community before enjoying some physical

residents 55 or better.

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Adopt a Grandparent sponsored by Hamilton Trace

Our vision is to enhance the quality of

Saturdays, November 19 - December 17 | 10 - 11 a.m.

life and to exceed parent and participant

Cumberland Park Building | Free

expectations

Activity Title: Adopt a Grandparent

facilitation of recreational opportunities,

through

the

creation

educational programs and partnerships. Make a difference in our community by making a new friend! Fishers Parks & Recreation is calling on adults of all ages to come together for a meaningful program this fall. Adopt a Grandparent couples a senior, ages 55 or older with a resident, 16 or older, for 6 weeks of crafts, games and friendship. Duos will be paired and socialize while trying new things, together. Light refreshments will be served each week. Residents under 16 are welcome to participate, but a parent or guardian will have to attend with the minor. Parents who sign up to adopt a grandparent are welcome to bring their family to weekly meetings. Register by November 11.

and


Just as we create a sense of place in our community, it’s important we consider the sense of place we’re creating in our natural environment to ensure sustainability and vitality of our native wildlife and plant species. As seasons progress, fall and winter are ideal times to start creating your spring planting plan. This is a great way to engage your children with hands-on learning opportunities that will educate them and engage them as advocates for our natural environment! Here are a few things to consider when creating your spring planting plan: 1. Think native! Native plants are beneficial to wildlife and require much less maintenance. Visit the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) online at www.inpaws.org to learn more about plant species native to Indiana. 2. You may have invasive plants on your property. Invasive plants can wreak havoc on natural areas and devastate natural wildlife. If you visit the City of Fishers website, you can review the Urban Forestry and Planting Guide to learn more about approved plants to use on your property. Please consider removing any invasives. 3. Ask your naturalist! You can always contact me via email or on Twitter if you have planting questions and aren’t sure who to ask. Danesa Stolz Chief Naturalist

Let’s create an environmentally-friendly Fishers! By prioritizing the health of our natural environment we are ensuring a healthy ecosystem, clean water and air, all while creating aesthetically pleasing spaces in our community that help further our sense of place.

Our vision is to heighten awareness for the natural environment, encourage lifelong learning in natural and cultural history, allow opportunities for outdoor recreation, maintain habitat diversity and instill a sense of stewardship for all living things.

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Adults 50 or Better Tai Chi for Health

Chair Pilates

Saturdays, September 3 - December 31*

Tuesdays, September 20 - December 13* | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Roy G. Holland Memorial Park Building

Holland Park Building | 11 Sessions | $46

$40 per Month | Register by calling (317)509-1835 A NIFS Instructor will lead this class which promotes balance and good posture to stabilize the spine and joints. Participants are either seated or standing and are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. *There are no classes November 8 or 29.

Strength, Balance & Flexibility Thursdays, September 22 - December 15* | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Derived from martial arts, this “walking

Holland Park Building | 9 Sessions | $38

meditation” is now practiced worldwide as a means of improving ones health.

Resistance bands and body weights are used for strength work

Research has shown that Tai Chi can

and a chair is used for support. You are encouraged to bring light

lower blood pressure, ease arthritis pain, increase flexibility and

weights and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. *There are no

improve range of motion, improve balance and reduce stress. Vihn

classes October 13 or 20, November 10 or 24

Tran practices old Yang-style form, consisting of 108 postures with focus on flowing movements with mindful breathing. Beginning Line Dance Tai Chi for Health offers three levels of classes:

Thursdays, October 13 - November 3 | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Holland Park Building | 4 Sessions | $18

Beginner Level One, with classes from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. In this beginner class, you will have fun and get exercise while Beginner Level Two, with classes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

learning how to move with ease and charm.

Intermediate, with classes meeting from 9 a.m. t0 10 a.m. Confused about Medicare? *Classes taking place on September 17 and December 10 will meet

Tuesday, October 4 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

at the Billericay Park Building. Classes are intended for those age

Holland Park Building | 1 Session | Free

18 and up, and your first lesson is free. Learn how Medicare works, what the costs are and what you can expect. Don’t miss out on some time-sensitive requirements!

Senior Classes

by Oasis

Oasis offers a variety of classes for seniors. These classes are for ages 50+, and can

AAA Driving Improvement Program

be registered for by calling (317)396-

Thursday, October 6 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

3751, or by visiting www.OasisIndy.

Cumberland Park Building | 1 Session | $30

org. Classes are planned for a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 25.

This class, led by the AAA Approved Driving School, will help

There is a $15 registration fee per individual

mature drivers brush up on their skills and includes a workbook.

per trimester. For more information, visit www.OasisIndy.org.

Please be sure to bring along lunch to enjoy during the break.


Funeral Planning 101

Manage Stress with Mindfulness

Tuesdays, October 18 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Thursday, December 1 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Holland Park Building | 1 Session | Free

Holland Park Building | 1 Session | $7

Join us for a look at funeral and cemetery options. We’ll explore

Emotional stress is a major factor in causes of death, chronic

cremation and burial options and what it means to pre-plan and

illness and inflammation. We will discuss different types of

pre-pay. Enjoy lunch as we discuss this important topic. Lunch

stress and ways to reduce your overall stress load as well as learn

provided by Flanner and Buchanan.

mindfulness based techniques.

Season’s Eatings

Adult Programs

Thursday, October 20 | 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Pickleball Lessons

Holland Park Building | 1 Session | $14

by Team Witsken Holidays involve the three F’s- family, friends and food! In this

Register for either class by calling (317)848-2023, by emailing

class, an instructor will prepare great dishes sure to make the

info@teamwitsken.com or visiting www.teamwitsken.com.

food part easier to wow your family and friends. Participants will be able taste each dish and get lots of tips to help make your holidays amazing! Beginner Mondays, September 19 - October 24 | 6 - 7 p.m. Cyntheanne Park Pickleball Courts | 6 Sessions | $60

Safety Online Tuesday, October 25 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Enjoy an interactive pickleball course that will help participants

Holland Park Building | 1 Sessions | Free

learn basic skills and implement them into game situations. This This is one of our most popular and important classes. The

6 class clinic will cover ball control, forehand/backhand drive,

Internet and all of technology is an unfamiliar world for many

drive/lob serve, forehand/backhand lob, smash and strategy. To

seniors and new users, but even savvy users can use a refresher

register, please email rick@teamwitsken.com or call (317) 848-

now and then. This course will help you learn to recognize danger

2023.

signals and avoid phishing attempts and Internet scams. Intermediate / Advanced-Intermediate The Force Awakens

Mondays, September 19 - October 24 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Cyntheanne Park Pickleball Courts | 6 Sessions | $60

Holland Park Building | 1 Session | $7 Enjoy an interactive pickleball course that will help improve Superman. Schindler’s List. Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

your skills and allows players to increase consistency, power and

The music that accompanies these legendary movies all have John

accuracy of shots. This 6 class clinic is best suited for residents

Williams in common. Join us as we explore why John Williams is

ages 16 and older, and will explore higher level strategy and an

a premiere film composer and why he has succeeded so well. To

introduction to tournament play. To register, please email rick@

demonstrate his mastery of the medium, we will listen to some

teamwitsken.com or heather@teamwitsken.com with partner

of his best scores, including pieces from Star Wars and Jane Eyre.

name: Team Witsken Retreat Elite Pickleball.

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Meditation for Survivors

Intermediate Mountain Biking

Studies have confirmed the benefits of group

This course provides a continuation in the development of

meditation to help alleviate depression and

single-track mountain biking skills and knowledge. Topics

contribute

one’s

include safety, equipment, more advanced ascending/descending

emotional and physical condition. Meditation

towards

strengthening

obstacles/terrain, braking, and maintaining flow/speed, bike

helps one heal and move forward. One can

maintenance, trail maintenance, Leave No Trace, and etiquette.

apply meditative methods to heal, develop

Upon completion, students should be able to successfully

wisdom, and move toward true self-worth. In this class the

participate in more difficult single-track mountain biking. For

details of proper posture and methods of mindfulness are taught.

ages 12 and up (OR must have completed at least 1 Intro/Beginner

Cross-legged sitting is not necessary, but optional. This class is

program in August). Requirements: Participants are required to

for ages 18 and up.

have their own bike, helmet and proper shoes for the clinic.

Session 1

Session 1: Wednesday, September 7 | 4 – 7 p.m.

Wednesdays, September 14 - November 2 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Session 2: Wednesday, September 21 | 4 – 7 p.m.

14542 Sowers Drive, Fishers 46038 | $35 Register: (317)217-0333 or myosenmo@gmail.com

Kids Programs

Session 2 Sundays, September 25 - November 13 | 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Little Virtuoso

14542 Sowers Drive, Fishers 46038 | $35

Saturdays, September 10 - October 29 | 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Register: (317)217-0333 or myosenmo@gmail.com

Cumberland Park Building Register: (630)450-4591 or maryhoffman12@yahoo.com $10 per Class/per Family, with one time registration fee of $15

Family Programs

Little Virtuoso includes a variety of manipulative activities such as

Mountain Bike Classes

scarves, egg shakers, rhythm sticks, parachute play and so much

Flat Fork Creek Park | $85 per Class

more, specifically designed for children ages 2 to 3. In addition to

Register at http://dnkpresents.com/fishers-mt-bike-clinics

all the musical fun, children will travel into “Storybook Land”.

Call (317)445-7155 or (812)449-6134 with questions

Children will expand on the ideas of the book by creating either an art project, singing songs, participating in finger plays and

Intro to Mountain Biking Class

through creative movement. Parents participate for extra fun!

This course is designed to develop fundamental single-track mountain biking skills and knowledge. Topics include safety, equipment, ascending/descending steep terrain and obstacles,

Musical Maestros

braking, maintaining flow/speed, trail maintenance, Leave No

Saturdays, September 10 - October 29 | 11:45 - 12:30 p.m.

Trace, and etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to

Cumberland Park Building

successfully participate in single-track mountain biking. For ages

Register: (630)450-4591 or maryhoffman12@yahoo.com

7-15. Requirements: Participants are required to have their own

$10 per Class/per Family, with one time registration fee of $15

bike, helmet and proper shoes for the clinic. Musical Maestros is a unique class designed to build a strong Session 1: Wednesday, August 3 | 4 – 7 p.m.

foundation in musical and verbal vocabulary. Our Maestros, ages

Session 2: Wednesday, August 17 | 4 – 7 p.m.

4 and 5, will learn how to sing simple songs on pitch, tap a steady

Session 3: Wednesday, September 7 | 4 – 7 p.m.

beat, count and tap different rhythm patterns, learn note names

Session 4: Wednesday, September 21 | 4 – 7 p.m.

and their values, and experience increased vocabulary and fine motor skill awareness. Parents participate for extra fun!

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Do you have questions about a program, registration, or one of our parks in general? Please contact us. We are ready to assist you in getting the most out of our City’s parks, trails, and programs!

OUR OFFICE Fishers Parks & Recreation 11565 Brooks School Road Fishers, Indiana 46037

PHONE (Registration Questions can be Directed Here) (317)595-3150

www.Facebook.com/FishersParksAndRecreation

www.Twitter.com/FishersParks www.Twitter.com/RitcheyWoods

TONY ELLIOT Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation elliota@fishers.in.us @warmtonesmalone

AMBER MINK Recreation Manager minka@fishers.in.us

DANESA STOLZ Chief Naturalist stolzd@fishers.in.us

DAN DOMSIC Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator domsicd@fishers.in.us @FishersDan


September-December Fun Guide