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Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department

2014

LIVE ACTIVE

SPRING

Youth Programs

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After School

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Adult Programs 10 Tennis for Life 11 Special Events 12 Art Classes 13 Parks 14


Get Out & Get Active Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department Activity Guide February – May 2014 www.oconeecounty.com/ocprd

Administrative Staff John Gentry, Director Email: jgentry@oconee.ga.us Lisa Davol Deputy Director – Programs Email: ldavol@oconee.ga.us

Whitney England Community Programs Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us

Tom Popps Deputy Director – Park Services Email: tpopps@oconee.ga.us

Janine Lynn Administrative Assistant Email: jlynn@oconee.ga.us

Mission Statement The Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, through a coordinated effort, seeks to enrich the quality of life of the citizens we serve by providing safe and accessible recreational facilities and a diversified program of recreational activities for all citizens.

Park Contacts: Oconee Veterans Park............................................ Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ............................ Phone: 706-769-3965 Herman C. Michael Park ....................................... Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ............................ Phone: 706-769-3966 Inclement Weather Hotline ............................................................................................................................. Phone: 706-769-2965 Open Gym Hotline .............................................................................................................................................. Phone: 706-769-3970

The Parks and Recreation Department office will be closed for the following holidays: Memorial Day: Monday, May 26

Notice of non-discrimination: Pursuant to Title II ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, no otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by Oconee County, Georgia. Additionally, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, no person shall on the grounds of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by Oconee County, Georgia

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General Information Registration begins Monday, January 27

Parent Requirement

All activities will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Most of our activities have limited enrollment, so register early! There are 2 easy ways for you to enroll:

PAYS Coordinator – Trevor Ross Email: trosss@oconee.ga.us In order for a child to participate in any competitive youth activity, at least one parent must be a current member of the Parents Association of Youth Sports (PAYS). To fulfill this requirement follow the steps below:

1. Register online. Go to www.oconeecounty.com/ ocprd then click “Registration,” or

2. Come by Oconee Veterans Park, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Payment We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express payments. You may also pay by check or money order. Cash not accepted.

Refund Policy No refunds or credits will be granted within 5 days prior to a program draft or session start date. If you request a refund at least 5 days before the program begins, you have two options: (1) Receive an immediate credit for the full amount; or (2) Receive a refund, minus a 25% administration fee. In addition, a credit may be issued in the event an activity cannot be completed due to a documented medical problem. Credits granted may only be used for future OCPRD coordinated programs. Online registration convenience fees are non-refundable.

Inclement Weather/Rain out Policy Cancellations due to weather on weeknights will generally not be made until 4 p.m. We will make every reasonable effort to contact head coaches/team managers with cancellation information and coaches/team managers will contact parents/players. Contact our Inclement Weather Hotline by dialing 706-769-2965 for current cancellations due to inclement weather conditions.

NEW - Rain Out Alerts

Now get Alerts sent directly to your mobile phone or email!

For mobile alerts: Text OCPRD to 84483 For email alerts: Go to https://www.rainedout.net and enter Oconee County and your email address

1. Go to http://www.nays.org/paysonline/how-itworks.cfm and click “Get Started” 2. Contact Information: Complete contact info, then click “Next” 3. Select League/Agency Affiliation: Click “Yes”, select “Oconee County Pks & Rec Dept” and then click “Next” 4. Payment Information:  NO PAYMENT OR DONATION REQUIRED, simply click “Confirm” 5. Confirmation:  Click “Process” 6. Thank You for Registering page appears, click “Next” 7. Click “Start PAYS Course” 8. Click on video to begin course 9. Answer required course questions to complete

Volunteer Coaches Needed! Program Coordinator – Trevor Ross Email: tross@oconee.ga.us We are looking for a few good coaches! Volunteers needed to coach in our youth soccer program. Our programs focus on the FUNdamentals of the game. Deadline by February 28: 1. Complete an application 2. Submit an original signed copy of the Criminal History Consent form 3. Provide a copy of your valid driver’s license 4. Attend and complete an NYSCA certification class NYSCA certification classes will be held: • February 19 at 6:15 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park • February 27 at 6:15 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park • March 5 at 6:15 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park If you are interested in coaching, please visit http:// www.oconeecounty.com/ocprd/index.php/volunteers to print coaching forms.

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Volunteer Coaches Youth Programs Needed for Youth Soccer Leagues!

Contact Trevor Ross at

tross@oconee.ga.us for more information.

Operation Soccer Jersey for Kids

Needs Your Help! Bring all of your excess clean Soccer Jerseys and gear to Oconee Veterans Park Community Center and help us collect jerseys for needy kids in Haiti.

Youth Programs Oconee Spirit Soccer League Program Coordinator: Deanna Shaw Email: dshaw@oconee.ga.us The Oconee Spirit Soccer League is a recreational soccer program designed to allow children, adolescents, and young adults with intellectual disabilities to learn the fundamentals of soccer while building coordination, social skills and teamwork with peers with and without disabilities. Parent/ Care Taker Organizational meeting Tuesday, March 4 at 6:15pm at Oconee Veterans Park Community Center. Ages: 5 - 25 years Days: Tuesdays Sessions: March 11 – May 6 Time: 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $5 *No class April 8

Recreation Soccer Academy Program Coordinator : Deanna Shaw Email: dshaw@oconee.ga.us Soccer Academy provides advanced level of training for players interested in increasing their skill level in a fun and challenging environment without travel outside of the county. Players are encouraged to register for the youth recreation soccer leagues for team competition. Ages: 8 – 15 years Session Dates: March 12 – May 7 Days and Times: Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $125 includes ball and jersey *No class week of April 7 -11

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Start Smart Soccer Program Coordinator: Trevor Ross Email: tross@oconee.ga.us Start Smart is a developmental program for boys and girls age 4. Participants work together with their parent(s) to begin developing the motor skills necessary to participate in league soccer by utilizing positive reinforcement and fun activities. Ages: 4 years Sessions: March 17 – April 28 Days: Mondays Times: 6:15 – 7 p.m. Location: Herman C. Michael Park Fee: $45 *No class on Monday, April 7

Recreation Junior Soccer Academy Program Coordinator : Deanna Shaw Email: dshaw@oconee.ga.us Soccer Junior Academy provides higher level of training to those players interested without traveling outside of the county. Players are encouraged to register for the youth recreation soccer program leagues for team competition. Ages: 5 – 7 years Session Dates: March 12 – May 7 Days: Wednesdays Times: 5 – 6 p.m. Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $75 includes ball and Jersey *No class week of April 7 -11


Youth Soccer Leagues

Youth Programs

Kick off the spring with OCPRD youth soccer leagues! We offer boys and girls leagues for ages 4 – 18. Practices conducted twice weekly on a Monday, Tuesday, OR Thursday AND Saturdays during the pre-season beginning March 8. Season ends by May 17. Registration ends February 22 or until full. Age control date is August 1, 2013. Must be age 4 by August 1, 2013. Request for team placement will not be considered unless it is for a sibling.

Micro Soccer League – Ages 4 -7 No evaluations for boys or girls league Fee: $55

Age Group Practice Days Under 6 Monday OR Thursday AND Saturday Under 8 Monday OR Thursday AND Saturday Mandatory Coach Training Clinic Monday, March 3 at Oconee Veterans Park at 6:15 p.m.

Intramural High School Soccer Leagues

Recruit your friends and PLAY! Form your own team to participate in this fun, recreational league. Only team entries accepted. Players must be in high school to participate. Games conducted at park and/or school facilities. Rosters must be submitted no later than March 7. Teams will be co-ed and must have two girls per team. Fee: $540 per team due by March 7.

Roster Guidelines

Players must have an adult coach/sponsor (21 years or older) who is responsible for team conduct. Players and coaches must sign code of conduct form in order to be eligible to participate. Players must either reside or attend school in Oconee County. Proof may be required.

Mandatory Meeting

A mandatory coach/sponsor meeting will be held Thursday, March 6 at 6:15 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park in the Community Center. League rules distributed and discussed at this meeting.

Youth Soccer League - Ages 8 - 18

Practice Days: Monday, Tuesday, OR Thursday AND Saturday Fee: $65 Age Group Evaluation Under 10 Saturday, March 1

Girls & Boys: Last name A-K at 10a.m. Last Name L-Z at 10:30 a.m. OVP

Under 12 Saturday, March 1

Girls & Boys : Last name A-K at 2:45 p.m. Last Name L-Z at 3:15 p.m. OVP

Under 14

Thursday, February 27 Boys: 6:15 p.m.

Under 15

Thursday, February 27 Girls: 6:15 p.m.

Evaluations held at Oconee Veterans Park Mandatory Coach Training Clinic held at 1:15 p.m. Saturday March 1. All coaches must attend player drafts immediately following player evaluation.

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Youth Programs Start Smart Baseball

Youth Volleyball

Program Coordinator – Trevor Ross Email: tross@oconee.ga.us Start Smart is a developmental program for boys and girls age 4. Participants work together with their parent(s) to begin developing the motor skills necessary to participate in league baseball by utilizing positive reinforcement and fun activities.

Program Coordinator – Tony Lathrup Email: tlathrup@oconee.ga.us

Ages: 4 years Sessions: March 12 – April 23 Days: Wednesday Times: 6:15 – 7 p.m. Location: Herman C. Michael Park Fee: $45 *No class on Wednesday April 9

Sticks For Kids Golf Program Program Coordinator – Tony Lathrup Email: tlathrup@oconee.ga.us An exciting golf activity which provides basic instruction for boys and girls. Program supported by the National Recreation and Parks Association. Ages: 7 - 12 Sessions: April 14 - May 21 (6 weeks Days: Mondays and Wednesdays Times: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: A & F Driving Range on Elder Road Fee: $130

Developmental Competitive Basketball League Program Coordinator: Tony Lathrup Email: tlathrup@oconee.ga.us Director of Coaching: Carlos Strong Ages: 5th/6th grades and 7th/8th grades Days: Saturday and Sunday Dates: March 8 – May 3 Fee: $150* No sessions April 5 or 12 Clinic Practices conducted on Saturdays, games scheduled on Sunday. *Tryouts will be conducted Saturday, March 8th and each league will be limited to the 32 most skilled Oconee resident players. Pre-registration is required for tryouts. Fee required once participant is selected for the team.

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Volleyball I

Learn to volley, set, spike and more!  Girls ages 9 – 11 will learn basic volleyball skills and rules. Participants will practice fundamentals through a variety of skill building activities and drills. All participants receive a t-shirt. Ages: 9 -11 years Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Sessions: March 18 – May 15 Time: 6 -7 pm Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $65 *No sessions on April 8 or 10

Volleyball II

Spike it down! Fun, instructional class for girls that allows participants to advance their volleyball skills. Participants will begin practicing skills and advance into match play during later classes. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Ages: 12 -14 years Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Sessions: March 18 – May 15 Time: 7:15 – 8:15 pm Location: Oconee Veterans Park Fee: $65 *No sessions on April 8 or 10


Oconee County Little League 2014 Spring Ball Registration Includes Baseball, Tee Ball and Softball Online Registration for ALL Players Returning Players - steps to register players that are returning from Spring or Fall 2013 are as follows: 1- Log into your existing account where your account will be opened at the “register” tab. 2- All participants associated with this account will be listed with a sentence stating “there are X number of new programs available” where you click the “Register Now” button to see the available programs and begin registering your child. 

Onsite Registration at Oconee Veterans Park Thursday, Jan. 23, 6-8:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 am-1:00 pm Sunday, Jan. 26, 2-4pm League Age Divisions 4-18, including co-ed Challenger League. Age control date 12/31/2013 for softball and 4/30/2014 for baseball and tee ball. Tryout/Evaluations dates for spring will be posted on the website. All registered will be placed on a team. Fees: vary by age; visit our website for pricing. Family discounts are still available.

All NEW players and players that did not register online for Other Important OCLL Dates: Spring or Fall 2013 season register as follows: Practices start the end of February. Opening Day and 1 – Go to www.oconeelittleleauge.com Games start on March 22. Games end the week of May 11. 2 – Click on Register at the top right 3 – Create Customer Account Anyone interested in volunteering as manager/head 4 – Complete Registration Process (Your info, you will add coaches and assistant coaches must register online and child’s info later under “add participant”) complete the official Little League Volnteer applications. 5 – Provide copy of birth certificate The volunteer application and a copy of the applicant’s Onsite registration at OVP or driver’s license must be submitted to the OCLL president by Mail to OCLL P.O. Box 253, Watkinsville, GA 30677 Sunday, Jan. 26. by January 27 Questions? Please visit our website at www.oconeelittleleague.com and Facebook page or email us at info@oconeelittleleague.com

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After School Programs

After School

Summer Teen Leadership Challenge

Interim Program Coordinator – Whitney England Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us

Interim Program Coordinator – Whitney England Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us

The R.E.C. After School Program

Fee: $225 (5 week commitment) *Field Trips, T-Shirts & Training Materials

Get out of school and into the park where we strive to provide Recreation for Every Child! We offer the best after school location, keeping your child actively engaged in a variety of fun activities through 6 p.m. Transportation is provided immediately after school to the Herman C. Michael Park. Daily snack is also provided. The program is open to all Kindergarten through 5th grade Oconee County residents. Please call (706) 769-3965 for space availability. Fee: $75 per week per child.

Teen Extreme

Get out of school and into the park where we take after school to the Extreme! Oconee County teens, 6th - 8th grade, participate in after school activities such as sports skills, homework assistance, games, and more. The program is held at Oconee Veterans Park and keeps your teen actively engaged during the hours immediately after school through 6:30 p.m. Transportation is provided from Oconee County public middle schools to the park. Fee: $75 per week per child. Flex Plan offers parents a choice to pick 3 days for after school care at the rate of $45 per week, per child.

All Day Camps

All day camps are offered to all Oconee County students on select days when school is not in session. Camp is open from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Snacks are provided but students must bring a sack lunch. The day is filled with activities and games to keep the participants engaged. All Day Camps will be offered this fall on the following dates: February 17 March 14 April 7 - 11 All Day Camps must have a minimum of 15 participants enrolled. Fee: $30 per day, per participant

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Are you between the ages of 15-17 and looking for a fun leadership experience this summer?  Apply for the Teen Leadership Challenge (TLC)!  TLC is a leadership training program where teens experience and develop the necessary leadership and communication skills while working with Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Day Camp Program.  Teens are coached in age appropriate learning, camp safety, counselor expectations, group dynamics, and being a positive role model.  Participants will also have the opportunity to be certified in First Aid and CPR, gain valuable work experience and most of all HAVE FUN! Deadline to Apply: Submit application packet to Whitney England by Friday, February 28 by 6 p.m.  Packets can be picked up at either Park location or found online.  Interviews will be conducted in March and participants will be selected by March 31, 2014.  Don’t wait apply today, a minimum amount of participants will be selected.


Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp & Teen Extreme Camp Signups Interim Program Coordinator – Whitney England Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us

Summer Day Camp & Teen Extreme Camp The R.E.C.’s Movie Mayhem 2014

Do you have activities arranged for your children this summer? A FANTASTIC season of activities is currently being planned. We offer opportunities in field trips, swimming, sports, crafts, games, nature walks, and much more! Join the FUN! Weekly sessions will begin Tuesday, May 27 and continue through Friday, August 1. Summer Day Camp will be conducted at Herman C. Michael Park. Teen Extreme Camp will be conducted at Oconee Veterans Park. The day begins at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 6 p.m. Summer Day Camp Eligibility – Camp is open to participants who are residents of Oconee County and have turned age 6 on or before September 1, 2013 or will complete Kindergarten during the 2013-2014 school year. Teen Extreme Camp Eligibility – Camp is open to participants who are residents of Oconee County and have completed 6thgrade by the start of camp. Any participant turning 15 during the summer will not be eligible for any session after their 15th birthday. Registration Information – Signups will be conducted 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Herman C. Michael Park beginning Monday, April 14 on a first come first served basis until all spaces are filled. Fees: $100 per session. First week’s payment is due in full at the time of registration. A $25 per child, per session, non-refundable deposit is due at registration to reserve any following weekly session. The balance of the weekly fee will be due on the Friday preceding each session for which the child is enrolled.

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Adult Softball League

Adult Programs Yoga

Program Coordinator – Drew Torok Email: dtorok@oconee.ga.us Play ball!  Time to break out the bat, ball and glove. Registration begins Monday, January 27. Games played on weeknights at Herman C. Michael Park beginning March 17. Teams may register Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park. Registration deadline is Thursday, February 27. Team information is posted on our website. Fee: $540 per team. Teams may register for the following leagues: - Women’s - Church and Open - Men’s - Church and Open - COED  * Leagues with less than four teams will be combined with other leagues. Manager meeting: Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at Oconee Veterans Park Community Center.

FITNESS CENTER

Indoor Track and Gymnasium

The indoor track and gymnasium at Oconee Veterans Park Community Center requires a onetime membership fee for use. Please check our website for the current open gymnasium calendar or call the Open Gymnasium Hotline at 706-769-3970. Community Center Hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday 1 - 9 p.m. Indoor Track Membership Fees 14 – 59 Years Membership Card - $5 per person

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Program Coordinator – Whitney England Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us Celia Brooks, Certified Yoga Teacher  Participants should provide their own yoga mat and 1 – 2 firm blankets.

Hatha Yoga - A mind/body practice of relaxation and

rejuvenation using awareness, breath and movement to bring balance to the systems of the body. Yoga helps to increase flexibility and tone muscles while decreasing tension and relieving stress. This is a perfect class for beginners as well as those with some experience in yoga. Sessions Offered: Session I: Tuesday 10 -11:30 a.m. from March 11 – May 6 (8 weeks) Fee: $75 Session II: Wednesday 6 -7:30 p.m. from March 12 – May 7 (8 weeks) Fee: $75 *No classes the weeks of April 7 -11

Senior Stretch Program Coordinator – Whitney England Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us Calling all seniors! Get your body moving with a total fitness program! Come stretch and tone with Sandy Bishop at the Oconee Veterans Park Community Center gym. Conducted Tuesday and Thursday 9 - 10 a.m. throughout the school year. Call (706) 769-3965 for further information. FREE!

Open Gymnasium only Membership Fees, 12- 13 years Membership Card - $5 per person Membership Card - No fee for persons under 12 years or 60 years and older Note: Persons 12 -13 are only permitted in the gymnasium.

Fitness Center

Our fitness center located in the Community Center at Oconee Veterans Park features a wide array of state of the art cardiovascular and weight equipment including single and multi-station trainers. We offer FREE Wifi in our Fitness Center. Fitness memberships are required for the exercise facility. Memberships are available for purchase at the Community Center front desk or online. Fitness Memberships: $40 per person, per quarter or $120 per person, per year Hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 9 p.m.


Tennis For Life Tennis Coordinator – Janet Darvill Email: janet@tennisforlife.net Phone: 706-769-2954 Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 1 -5 p.m.

JUNIOR CLASSES

QUICKSTART TENNIS

March 22 – May 3 (6 weeks) CLASS Lil Stars

Shining Stars I Shining Stars II Shining Stars Elite Future Stars I Future Stars II & III Future Stars Elite Beginner Teen Tennis Intermediate Teen Tennis

DAY Tuesday OR Thursday Saturday Tuesday and Thursday Tuesday OR Thursday Saturday Tuesday and Thursday Tuesday OR Thursday Tuesday and Thursday Monday AND Friday Monday OR Friday Saturday Monday and Friday Monday OR Friday Monday and Friday Tuesday AND Thursday Saturday Sunday

No Classes April 7-13 (Spring Break) TIME 3:15-4:00 p.m. 8:45-9:30 a.m. 3:15-4:00 p.m. 4:00-5:00 p.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 4:00-5:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m. 3:00-4:00 p.m. 4:00-5:00 p.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 4:00-5:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m. 3:30-4:30 p.m. 11:30 am-12:30 pm 1:00-2:30 p.m.

AGES

COST/6 wks

5-6 years

1 day/wk $60 2 day/wk $115

7+8 years

1 day/wk $60 2 day/wk $115

8 & Under

1 day/wk $60 2 day/wk $115 2 day/wk $120

9-10 years

1 day/wk $60 2 day/wk $115

7+8 years

9-12 years 10 & Under 13-17 yrs 13-17 years

1 day/wk $60 2 day/wk $115 2 day/wk $120 1 day/wk $60 1 day/wk $90

ACADEMY PROGRAM Visit www.TennisForLife.net for a complete Academy Program Schedule and Fees or Call (706) 769-2954 Pre-Academy (12&U)

Monday AND Friday

4:30-6:00 p.m.

11-12 yrs

Junior Academy

Monday AND Friday

4:30-6:00 p.m.

13-17 yrs

Tennis Academy

Tuesday AND Thursday

4:30-6:00 p.m.

13-14 yrs

TATT

Tuesday AND Thursday

4:30-6:00 p.m.

13-17 yrs

ADULT PROGRAM CLASS USA Tennis Step 1 Tennis 101 USA Tennis Step 2

USA Tennis Step 3 Men’s Coupon Clinic 50+ Coupon Clinic Women’s Coupon Clinic 12/13/13

March 23 – May 4 (6 weeks) No Classes April 7-13 (Spring Break) DAY Sunday Monday Sunday Monday Monday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Monday Wednesday Sunday

TIME 2:30-3:45 p.m. 6:30-7:45 p.m. 3:45–5:00 p.m. 9:15-10:30 a.m. 7:45-9:00 p.m. 5:00-6:15 p.m. 6:00-7:15 p.m. 10:00-11:15 a.m. 6:00-7:30 p.m. 1:00-2:30 p.m. 2:30-4:00 p.m.

COST/6wks $75 Free $75

$75

$84/6 coupons

Please visit the TFL site at www.tennisforlife.net to register.

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Table Tennis Tournament

Special Events

Event Coordinator – Drew Torok Email: dtorok@oconee.ga.us This fun and competitive event is open to players of all ages and skill levels. The double elimination event will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at Oconee Veterans Park gym. Signup deadline is 6 p.m. on Friday, March 7. Skill levels will be beginner, novice, intermediate and expert. Call (706) 769-3965 if you are not sure of your skill level. Fee: $10.

Touch a Truck – Free Event Coordinator –Whitney England Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us Come out to Heritage Park on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hands-on event for children to see, touch and explore their favorite big trucks, heavy equipment and large vehicles. Dump trucks, fire trucks, ambulances, and the like will be a part of the event. Each vehicle will be staffed with a trained operator. Lots of fun family activities will be offered.

Easter Egg Hunt – Free Event Coordinator –Whitney England Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us The 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday April 19 at Oconee Veterans Park. Fun family event with activities and games for the kids. Take your child’s picture with the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs. Activities start at 11 a.m. and Hunt at 1 p.m. Concessions will be available. Please bring one can food item per child.

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Pitch, Hit & Run Contest - FREE

Event Coordinator – Tony Lathrup Email: tlathrup@oconee.ga.us The Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Major League Baseball and Pepsi Cola, will be hosting this competition on Saturday, April 26 at the Bogart Sports Complex from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. The competition is open to all boys and girls ages 7-14 (Age as of July 17, 2012). Winners from each group (7/8, 9/10, 11/12, & 13/14) will have the opportunity to progress to a sectional, regional, and national competition. No pre- registration is necessary. A waiver must be signed on site for participation. For more information, please call (706) 769-3965.

Movie in the Park - Free Event Coordinator –Whitney England Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us Mark your calendar now! Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department’s 10th annual Movie in the Park event is set for Saturday, May 10 at Oconee Veterans Park. This event has become one of Oconee’s favorite family activities. Lots of fun activities for the entire family will be starting at 6 p.m. followed by the outdoor movie at 8:45 p.m.

Oconee July 4th Spectacular – Free Event Coordinator –Whitney England Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department and Ellis Pain Center present the Oconee July 4th Spectacular at Oconee Veterans Park on Friday, July 4. The event will begin with family fun activities at 6:30 p.m. followed with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


New Art Classes!

Program Coordinator – Drew Torok Email: dtorok@oconee.ga.us

MONDAYS

BUILDING BLOCKS OF ART FOR WEE ONES January 27 - February 17 February 24 – March 17   Ages 2.5 -3.5- 9:45am – 10:45am  Ages 4-5-11:15am – 12:15 pm $25 per student 6 minimum

WEDNESDAYS

LET’S EXPLORE ART!

January 15 - February 19 February 26 – April 2 Ages 6-9 - 9:30 am – 11am  Ages 10-13 - 11:30am – 1:00 pm * Geared to homeschoolers  $30 per student 6 minimum  

THURSDAYS

ART Appreciation

January 16 - February 20 February 27 – April 3   Youth ages up to 12 years old - children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult 9:30 am – 11am Ages 10-13 - 11:30am – 1:00 pm * Geared to homeschoolers  $30 per student 6 minimum

Art Instructors: Nancy Suttles and Julie Jones

FRIDAYS

STORYBOOK CREATIONS January 17 - February 21

A participatory class where parents interact with their children creating art learning core skill development Ages 3-5 Fridays – 10:00am – 11:00am $30 per student 6 minimum 

SATURDAYS

ART IN THE PARK!

Make and Take Family & Friends Art Workshop All ages welcome Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Saturdays: January 18, 25 February 1, 8, 14, 22 March 1,8,15,22,29 Take time out and be creative with your family. Enjoy multiple projects with various media including found objects, painting, drawing and collage. Make and take a special piece of art that day!   Session 1: 10am - 11:30am Session 2: 1:00 pm - 2:30pm $20 per student - all supplies included. Pre--registration is required.

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Bogart Sports Complex

Parks

Facility Supervisor Tony Lathrup Email: tlathrup@oconee.ga.us Physical Address: 200 S. Burson Street, Bogart, GA 30622 Bogart Sports Complex is a 33 acre park located behind the Bogart Library at 200 South Burson/Thompson Street. There are six lighted baseball and multipurpose fields, a half mile paved walking trail, a picnic pavilion and two playgrounds.

Rental Fees:

Damage/Cleanup deposit......................................................... $100 Picnic Pavilion...........................................................$15 per 2 hours Softball and Baseball Fields.....................$20 per hour per field Softball/Baseball Tournament.................................... Call for fees Field Lights................................$15 per hour per field surcharge

Heritage Park Facility Supervisor – Whitney England Email: wengland@oconee.ga.us

Herman C. Michael Park

Facility Supervisor Tony Lathrup Email: tlathrup@oconee.ga.us Physical Address: 1051 Elder Road, Bishop, GA 30621 Phone number: 706-769-3966 Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Herman C. Michael Park is a 37 acre park. The park has three lighted softball fields, four lighted tennis courts, one gymnasium with full basketball court, 2 volleyball courts, outdoor lighted basketball courts, soccer/multi-use field, playground, picnic shelter and a 1.25 mile paved walking trail.

Rental Fees:

Damage/Cleanup deposit..........................................................$100 Gymnasium.....................................................................$30 per hour Gym Activity Room.......................................................$20 per hour Picnic Pavilion........................................................... $20 per 2 hours Softball, Multipurpose Field, and Baseball fields.$20 per hour Softball/Baseball Tournament.................................... Call for fees Tennis Courts.............................................. $18 per hour per court Field/Court Lights.......$15 per hour per field/court surcharge

Physical Address: 2543 Macon Highway, Watkinsville, GA 30677

DISC Golf Course “The HERM”

Heritage Park is 364 acres of natural resources with woods and creeks, bordered by the Appalachee River. The large open air arena at Heritage Park was created with agricultural and special events in mind. The feeder barn has thirty-one stalls and a small show arena. There are separate wash racks for animal shows, rodeos and other large events. The park is conveniently located in Farmington on Highway 441, seven miles south of downtown Watkinsville and ten miles north of downtown Madison. Call 706-769-3965 for rental fees based on your next event.

Our 18 hole course is open to the public during park hours.

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Oconee Veterans Park

Parks

Facility Supervisor – Drew Torok Email: dtorok@oconee.ga.us

Physical Address: 3500A Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677 Phone Number: 706-769-3965 Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Community Center Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday: 1 - 9 p.m. The 34,000 square foot community center is open with meeting space for community use, indoor walking track and fitness area, and a gymnasium. It houses the administrative offices for the department. In addition, the 197 acre park offers outdoor walking trails, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball fields, Bark Park and a picnic shelter.

Walking Trails All of our parks have walking trails for everyone to enjoy. Herman C. Michael, Bogart Sports Complex and Oconee Veterans Park have paved walking paths. Trails at Heritage Park are open for seasoned hikers, mountain bike riders and/or horseback riders. Check our website for trail maps.

Picnic Shelters Three shelters are available which can be rented for your next party or event! Locations for the shelters are: Herman C. Michael Park, Oconee Veterans Park, and Bogart Sports Complex. Call (706) 769-3965 for rental information and to schedule your event. Check out our new Picnic Shelters at Oconee Veterans Park! These shelters are available on a first come basis.

Rental Fees:

Picnic Pavilion..........................................................$35 per 2 hours Baseball/Softball Field............................. $20 per hour per field Soccer Field................. $35 per hour per field or $150 per day Multipurpose Field.... $20 per hour per field or $100 per day Softball/Baseball Tournament...................................Call for fees Tennis Courts............................................ $18 per hour per court Field/Court Lights.....$15 per hour per field/court surcharge Meeting Rooms...............................................................Call for fees

Bark Park Visit the park during daylight hours to Get Out and Get Active with your dog!

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Get Out & Get Active Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department

Bogart Sports Complex

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Oconee Veterans Park 53

Herman C. Michael Park 186

OCONEE 15 441

Heritage Park

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