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Parks, Recreation, Riparian, Community and Library Services General Information

Library Services Parks and Recreation Main Office

Library Information: 602-652-3000 www.mcldaz.org

90 E. Civic Center Drive

HOURS:

Gilbert, AZ 85296

M-TH

7am-6pm

480-503-6200

F-Sun

Closed

Friends of the Library www.friendsofserl.org

Parks and Recreation www.gilbertaz.gov/parks

PERRY LIBRARY/ PERRY 1965 E. QUEEN CREEK RD Hours: M-Th 10am-7pm F-SAT 10am-4pm SUN Closed Closed: 11/11, 11/28, 11/29, 12/25, 1/1/14

Inside this issue: General Information

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Events

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Registration & Class Information Parent/Tot Classes

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Early Childhood Classes

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Youth and Teen Classes

30-40

Holiday Break Camps

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Adult Classes

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Adult Sports

43-45

Adaptive Recreation Classes & Events

46-50

Older Active Adult Classes Library Programs

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13 SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY/ SERL 775 N. GREENFIELD RD. For Parks and Recreation Class and Rental Information at the Southeast Regional Library 480-503-6256 Hours: M-Th 10am-9pm F-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-5pm *Class and rental hours may be different than hours listed above Closed: 11/11, 11/28 -11/29, 12/25, 1/1/14

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Recreation Facilities

Parks http://www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/default.cfm Circle G Park

575 E. Encinas Avenue, 85234

Cosmo Park

2502 E. Ray Road, 85296

GILBERT COMMUNITY CENTER / CC 130 N. Oak St. 480-503-6290

Crossroads District Park

2155 E. Knox Road, 85296

www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/commctr.cfm

Discovery District Park

2214 E. Pecos Road, 85296

Freestone District Park

1045 E. Juniper Avenue, 85234

Gilbert Soccer Complex

4260 E. Greenfield Road, 85297

John Allen Park

334 E. Elliot Road, 85234

McQueen District Park

490 N. Horne Street, 85233

Nichols Park

700 N. Higley Road, 85234

Oak Tree Park

334 W. Houston Avenue, 85233

Page Park

132 W. Bruce Avenue, 85233

Veterans Park

70 W. Park Avenue, 85233

Zanjero Park

3785 S. Lindsay Road, 85296

Sunview Park

1417 N. Sunview Pkwy., 85234

Vaughn Avenue Basin

250 W. Vaughn Avenue, 85233

Villa Madeira Park

1145 N. Elm Street, 85233

Village II Park

125 E. Heather Avenue, 85234

Vista Allegre Park

1145 N. Elm Street, 85233

Water Tower Park

45 W. Page Avenue, 85296

Hours: M-TH 8am-6pm F 8am-5pm Sat 9am-12pm Sun Closed Closed: Nov. 28th - 30th Dec. 25th Jan. 1st

FREESTONE RECREATION CENTER / FRC 1141 E. Guadalupe Rd. 480-503-6202 www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/freestonerecctr.cfm

Hours: M-F 5:15am-10pm Sat 7am-9pm Sun 10am-5pm Holiday Hours: Nov. 28th: Closed Dec. 24th: 5:15am - 5pm Dec. 25th: Closed Dec. 31st: 5:15am - 5pm Jan. 1st: Closed

Park Reminders *The OFF LEASH areas of Cosmo Dog Park will be closed each Tuesday morning till noon for routine maintenance. *The Skate Park is closed the first Tuesday of EVERY month for routine maintenance.

MCQUEEN PARK ACTIVITY CENTER / MPAC 510 N. Horne St. 480-503-6294 www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/macpac.cfm Hours: M-F 8am-9pm Sat 9:30am-5pm Sun Closed

Park Vendors Big League Dreams-Elliot Park

480-813-1270

Freestone Raiload-Freestone Park Polar Ice-Crossroads Park (10% -20% Discount off regular

480-632-2702 480-503-7080

Nov. 28th - Nov. 29th: Closed Dec. 24th: 8am - 5pm Dec. 25th: Closed Dec. 31st: 8am - 5pm Jan. 1st: Closed

priced programs, entrance fees, birthday parties for all Gilbert RIP City-Batting Cages-Freestone Park

480-497-9548

Pools - Open Seasonally: May - August www.gilbertaz.gov/aquatics/ Greenfield Pool

35 S. Greenfield Rd., 85296

Mesquite Aquatic Center

100 W. Mesquite St., 85233

Perry Pool

1775 E. Queen Creek Rd., 85297

Williams Field Pool

1900 S. Higley Rd., 85295

Riparian Preserves www.riparianinstitute.org/default.cfm Neely Ranch

215 N. Cooper Road, 85233

Water Ranch

2757 E. Guadalupe Road, 85234

www.GilbertRecreation.com

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Dates to Remember DATES TO REMEMBER Holiday Session Dates: October 21 - December 14, 2013 Make-up Week: December 16 - 21, 2013 No Class Dates: Monday, November 11, 2013 & Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 28, 29 & 30, 2013 HOLIDAY REGISTRATION DATES Gilbert Residents: On-Line and Mail-In begins: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Non-Gilbert Residents: On-Line, Mail-In, and Walk-In begins: Thursday, October 3, 2013 WINTER SESSION DATES

Upcoming Event Dates http://www.gilbertaz.gov/events/

Winter Session Dates: January 13 - March 8, 2014 Recreation Guide Online: Friday, December 6, 2013 Registration Begins: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

School District Contact Information 

Chandler Public Schools– www.chandler.k12.az.us

Gilbert Public Schools– www.gilbertschools.net

Higley Unified School District– www.husd.org

Gilbert Sports Coalition Note: Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department does not manage these programs. This information is provided as a courtesy. Please contact the organizations directly for program information.

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American Youth Soccer Organization-www.ayso688.org

Arizona Soccer Club-www.arizonasoccerclub.com

Coast to Coast Football-www.coast2coastfootball.com

Gilbert American Little League-www.gilbertlittleleague.com

Gilbert Boys and Girls Club-www.clubzona.org

Gilbert Football Association-www.gilbertfootball.com

Gilbert National Little League and National Little League East www.etaemz.com/gnall

Gilbert Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer www.etamz.com/gilbertpopwarner

Gilbert Wham Slam Jam Basketball-www.azwhambasketball.com

Gilbert Youth Soccer Association– www.azgysa.com

South East Diamondbacks Little League www.sediamondbacks.com

YMCA-Chandler/Gilbert-valleyymca.org

Gilbert Parks and Recreation

Veteran’s Day Ceremony - November 7, 2013 November Concert in the Park - November 7, 2013 Gilbert Days 5K - November 15, 2013 Gilbert Days Parade/Blue’s Festival - November 23, 2013 Nights of Lights - December 6, 2013

NEW ON-LINE! Now you can check on-line for rental availability for: * Facilities: Conference, class, multipurpose and assembly rooms * Ramadas: At all parks * Fields: Baseball, Soccer, multipurpose, open area’s, etc * Courts: Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis For rental availability go to: https://www.gilbertrecreation.com/ internetregistration/Facilities/ FacilitiesSearchWizard.asp

Holiday Session 2013


Community Assistance Programs

Gilbert Assistance Program (GAP) A scholarship program for Gilbert Residents is available to help economically disadvantaged children. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for your child(ren), please call the Gilbert Parks and Recreation office at 480.503.6200 between the hours of 7am to 6pm M - TH. Download forms at: http://www.gilbertaz.gov/eservices/parks/pdf/ GAP-Application.pdf

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The Town of Gilbert complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For accommodations, please call 503-6200.

Housing Assistance For Gilbert homeowners needing home repairs, contact: Gilbert Community Action Program (CAP) Page Park Center 132 W. Bruce Ave Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-892-5331 For residents looking for affordable housing, contact: Save the Family 450 W. 4th Place Mesa, AZ 85201 480-898-0228 www.affordablerental.org or view the Town of Gilbert Housing webpage at: www.gilbertaz.gov/housing/ For first time homebuyer assistance, contact: First Time Homebuyer Hotline: (602) 506-7294 Or view the Town of Gilbert Housing webpage at: www.gilbertaz.gov/housing/homeowner.cfm

Rent and Utility Assistance For Gilbert resident rent and utility assistance, contact: Gilbert Community Action Program (CAP) Page Park Center 132 W. Bruce Ave Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-892-5331 www.chandlerfoodbank.org The Salvation Army – Chandler Office 85 E. Saragosa St. Chandler, AZ 85225 (480) 963-2041 www.salvationarmychandler.org

Neighbor 2 Neighbor Program The Town of Gilbert developed the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Program to provide an easy way for Gilbert residents to help one another. 100% of funds donated are distributed to non-profit agencies that provide assistance to Gilbert’s low-income families, individuals, disabled, seniors and at-risk youth. Gilbert residents can sign up to include a donation amount from $2.00 to $20.00 a month included with their utility bill. One time donations can also be made. To find out more about the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Donation Program, go to the www.gilbertaz.gov/utilities or call 480-503-6800. Sign up now to assist a Gilbert neighbor in need. minimum donation, your contribution can help:

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By making a

Provide nutritious meals in food boxes. Transport elderly homebound residents to medical appointments. Provide safe shelter for a homeless individual or family. Provide an emergency rent payment to prevent eviction and homelessness. Provide after school activities for Gilbert youth while their parents are at work.

www.GilbertRecreation.com

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Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity

Congress of Neighborhoods The Congress of Neighborhoods urges all neighborhood leaders to open the lines of communication between your traditional or homeowner association managed neighborhood and Town of Gilbert. Visit www.gilbertaz.gov to provide new or updated contact information that will foster the exchange information. Together we will insure that Gilbert remains a community of excellence. Mission: The Gilbert Congress of Neighborhoods, a volunteer group of community members and organizations of Gilbert which:

Provides education and communication to Gilbert citizens and neighborhoods.

Facilitates feedback from residents and neighborhoods to the town and community leaders.

Vision: To bring residents and neighborhoods together to address common issues in order to build a community of excellence. Congress of Neighborhoods 90 E. Civic Center Dr. Gilbert, AZ 85296 (480) 503-6767

Gilbert is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing and ensuring that all persons are given equal access to housing and housing services. In order to preserve and defend our freedom of choice as to where we want to live, we must ensure that this same freedom exists for everyone.

What is Fair Housing? The right to pursue the housing of your choice is protected by Federal and State Fair Housing Laws. It is illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, lease, and financing of housing or land to be used for the construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. Complaint Process If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact the following for assistance: Arizona Attorney General’s Office

Attention HOA Board Members, Community Managers and other neighborhood leaders!

Civil Rights Division 1275 W. Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 602.542.5263 602.542.5002 (TDD) 877.491.5742 (toll free) 877.624.8090 (toll free TDD)

Call 480-503-6767 To register your HOA to receive capital improvement and road construction updates and learn first-hand about resources and services available to your neighborhood.

Website: http://www.azag.gov/civil_rights/fairhousing/ To file a complaint online go to: http://www.azag.gov/civil_rights/complaintform.html

Friends of the Library

Friends Place Book Store

Southeast Regional

Volunteers

Perry Branches

Welcome!

775 N Greenfield Rd Gilbert AZ 85234 480-539-5218 www.Friendsofserl.com Store hours: Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm (Closed when Library is closed)

“Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they

have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack” – Virginia Wolfe.

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When: Saturday, December 7th Where: The Gilbert Community Center 130 North Oak Street Gilbert, AZ 85233 480-503-6290 Cost: $5 for ages 1 year and up Time: First Seating- 8:30-10am Code: 75506 Second Seating- 10:30am-12pm Code: 75515

Participants enjoy a warm breakfast, fun arts and craft activities for children and the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa. All children will receive a ‘treat bag’ and each family will receive one 8X10 photo. All participants must register, that includes any parent or guardian attending. Seating will be assigned. Please register online at www.gilbertrecreation.com 12

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Parks and Recreation Class Information Park/Facility Code Legend:

Registration Reminders 

If you are on a waitlist for a class, and an opening becomes available, you will be contacted by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Parks and Recreation Department is committed to being fair and equitable to all participants, therefore we are unable to make exceptions to any class policies. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

The Town of Gilbert has the right to cancel due to low enrollment, postpone, combine classes, change rooms and/or instructors at any time.

A $25 service charge will be assessed on returned checks.

CC - Community Center CPARK - Crossroads Park DPARK - Discovery Park FPARK - Freestone Park FRC - Freestone Recreation Center

Refund and Cancellation Information

MPAC - McQueen Park Activity Center MPARK - McQueen Park SERL - Southeast Regional Library

*Refund Information-Requests for refunds for classes/programs must be received prior to 6pm, Monday, October 14, 2013 unless otherwise noted in the program description. *Please call (480) 503-6200 for more information.

How to Register On-Line Registration

In order to register through on-line registration, you will need a main contact client number, a family PIN number and a credit card.

If you do not have a main contact client number and a family PIN number, please call (480) 503-6200 M-TH 7am to 6pm.

Visit www.GilbertRecreation.com to register on-line. Payments can be made with a Visa, Master Card or American Express.

Mail-In Registration

Early registration is encouraged to help prevent course cancellation. If a class or program is cancelled, participants will be notified one week prior to class start date (unless unforeseen circumstances arise) and offered an alternative choice, if available. If no alternative is available, a full refund or credit will be issued. Refund checks require 2-3 weeks processing time.

Class Program Guidelines and Policies All class guidelines and room policies can be found on the Town of Gilbert website at: www.gilbertaz.gov/eservices/

Dates to Remember

After selecting the classes you wish to register for, then complete the registration form on-line.

Only one person per registration form. Forms may be photocopied. Enter the class code along with other required information, i.e. name of class.

Holiday Session Dates: October 21 - December 14, 2013

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Be sure to sign the assumption of risk waiver in ink.

No Class Dates: Monday, November 11, 2013 & Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 28, 29 & 30, 2013

If your class choices are full, you will be placed on a waitlist for that class.

Registration fees must be submitted with registration form. Your registration form is an application; it does not assure placement in a class.

DATES TO REMEMBER Make-up Week & Fall Break: December 16 - 21, 2013

HOLIDAY REGISTRATION DATES: Gilbert Residents: On-Line and Mail-In begins: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Walk-In Registration

Non-Gilbert Residents:

Registration forms may be dropped off in person Monday-Thursday 7am-6pm to the Parks and Recreation Department, 90 E. Civic Center Drive.

For directions please call (480) 503-6200.

On-Line, Mail-In and Walk-In begins: Thursday, October 3, 2013 WINTER SESSION DATES

Fax-In Registration

Winter Session Dates: January 13 - March 8, 2014

Fax Registration form to (480) 503-6213.

All Faxes processed the same business day as it is received.

Please Note–We no longer offer Touch-Tone registration.

Recreation Guide Online: Friday, December 6, 2014 Registration Begins: Tuesday, December 17, 2014

www.GilbertRecreation.com

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Parent/Tot (Birth - 6 years) Arts & Crafts

**Parent/Tot classes are designed to encourage both parent and child participation through instructor led activities. With you by their side, children will experience skills in sharing, listening and following directions. Classes are recommended for first time participants and those that aren’t quite ready to leave your side. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your child and enhance learning at home. For all Parent/Tot classes, only registered participant and parent are allowed in the classroom. Siblings, including infants, unless registered, are not allowed in the classroom. Parents do not need to register but will be required to sign a waiver of liability on the first day of the session. Participants must be the minimum age by the first day of class.**

Academics

2 ½-4 YEARS 75432

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10/30-12/11

10-10:45am` CC $48

75431

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10/25-12/13*

10-10:45am

CC $44

**CLAY PLAY-PARENT/TOT**

This class will prepare your child for preschool by reinforcing letters, numbers, shapes and colors with you by their side. Math, music, holiday arts and crafts, science and playtime will all be part of our curriculum. We will end our class with story time and snacks. 2-3 YEARS T/TH

One way to help preschoolers learn about the alphabet is to provide them with exciting art activities that are centered around all the letters. You will actively work with your child, under the guidance of our instructor, to teach art skills and concepts while they learn their ABCs. Using basic art supplies and tools, students will develop fine motor skills while creating one-of-a-kind art.

Instructor: Susan Garner *No Class 11/29

**GREAT STARTS-PARENT/TOT**

75189

**ALPHABET ART-PARENT/TOT**

You and your little one will work together to create works of art with purchased and handmade clay, as well as learn how to create clay at home. Compare different types of clay and discover what you can do with them as you create unique, three-dimensional artwork. 3-4 YEARS 75577

10/22-12/12*

9-10am MPAC

$87

F

10/25-12/13*

9-9:45am

CC

$44

Instructor: Susan Garner *No Class 11/29

Instructor: Carolyn Love *No class 11/28 **MESSY MONSTERS-PARENT/TOT** Bring your toddler in for a messy art experience designed just for them! Shaving cream, paint and play-dough projects will engage your child's senses while they have a messy good time. Class will end with a mom and tot circle time to enjoy songs and play or story time. Come explore the amazing world of art and leave the clean up to us! Mom and tot will get messy, please remember to dress down for a messy time! 1 ½-2 ½ YEARS 75190

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10/25-12/13* 10:15-11am MPAC

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski *No class 11/29

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Parent/Tot (Birth - 6 years) **SQUISHY, MESSY, STICKY ART-PARENT/TOT** Dress down cuz you're gonna get MESSY using slime, paints, play dough, shaving cream and much, much more! Art teaches critical thinking, self-expression, problem solving, individuality, creativity and self-esteem. Your child will express themselves through finger painting, sponge art and more! Come explore the amazing world of art and leave the clean up to us! Mom and tot will get messy, please remember to dress down for a messy time! 2-5 YEARS 75191

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10/25-12/13*

9:15-10am MPAC $44

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski *No class 11/29

Dance/Cheer **FAIRYTALE BALLET-PARENT/TOT** The magical journey begins here. Fairytale Ballet offers beginning exploration into classical ballet that incorporates costumes, props, and music into each class. Ballet shoes recommended. Costumes and props will be provided. 2-3 YEARS 75578

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10/24-12/12*

4-4:40pm

CC

$36

Instructor: Anna Huff *No Class 11/28 **TWINKLE TOES-PARENT/TOT** Class is full of imagination and fun allowing you to interact with your child to introduce the fundamentals of dance techniques in ballet, tap and tumbling. Dance is about learning to nurture creative movement, follow directions, become aware of one’s body/surroundings and establish classroom etiquette. Great opportunity to let your little dancer build confidence and self esteem and take the first step to leaving your side! Soft soled dance shoes and tap shoes are recommended for your child but not required. 2-3 ½ YEARS 75194

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10/22-12/10

11-11:45am MPAC

$40

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski

**STORYBOOK ARTS & CRAFTS-PARENT/TOT** Have you ever painted...with your feet? Now's your chance! Join us for lots of silly crafts inspired by the various books of Dr. Seuss. Each class, we will enjoy story time along with art projects and other learning activities that relate to our book of the day. Children will get excited about reading while exploring art in a way that develops critical thinking, individuality, creativity and self-esteem. Come laugh, learn, create and play! 2-3 YEARS 75433

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10/25-12/13*

9-9:45am

SERL

$44

Instructor: Anna Nolan *No class 11/29

Registering NOW!

www.GilbertRecreation.com

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Parent/Tot (Birth - 6 years) Gymnastics

**MUSIC ADVENTURES-PARENT/TOT**

**HEAD OVER HEELS GYMNASTICS-PARENT/TOT** Parents will learn to assist their little gymnast through warm-ups and stretching before jumping, climbing, crawling and rolling on our kid-friendly gymnastics equipment. Children are encouraged to explore the world of movement using mats and balance beams to build strength, balance and coordination. Focus on hand to eye coordination through the use of bean bags, balls, buckets and hoops. Your kid will flip for this class! 2-3 YEARS 75195

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10/22-12/10

10:15-11am

MPAC

$40

Engage with your young child in this sensory and movement exploration of sound and music. Weekly themes use a wide variety of instruments and musical experiences to help promote cognitive, motor, communication, and emotional/social development. All lead instructors are degreed, nationally Board Certified Music Therapists. 0-4 YEARS 75442

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10/22-11/12

10-10:45am

CC

$40

75443

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11/19-12/10

9-9:45am

CC

$40

75444

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11/19-12/10

10-10:45am

CC

$40

Instructor: Higher Octave Healing Staff

Instructor: Glynne Browning

Instructor: Colleen Rogers

Martial Arts

**KINDERMUSIK FAMILY TIME**

**SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-PARENT/TOT** Have fun with your little one as you both learn the fundamental movements of Sanchin-Ryu. Benefits of this program include: enhanced balance and coordination, improved motor-skills and useful self-defense techniques. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 3-6 YEARS 75435

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10/25-12/13* 5:30-6:30pm

FRC

$34

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Staff *No class 11/11 & 11/29

It’s Family Jam time! This class brings children of all ages together for musical and developmental learning in a fun family environment. At each weekly 45-minute class you’ll see how music helps your family laugh together, share, and take turns. “Our Kind of Day” is a 12 week semester divided into two 6-week sessions. Families are welcome to join at the beginning of any session. The instructor, Colleen Rogers, has been a licensed Kindermusik educator since 1998. Her love for children and music is evident in her classes. A onetime materials fee of $50 per family will be collected on the first day of class. This fee pays for Home Materials for the 12 week semester. 1-4 YEARS

Special Interest

75450

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10/22-11/26

9-9:45am

SERL

$50

75451

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10/22-11/26

10-10:45am SERL

$50

Instructor: Colleen Rogers

**ABC MUSIC & ME-PARENT/TOT** Come sing, dance, make music and learn. This class will help develop pre-literacy and language skills through a child's most-loved rituals: music, story time, and fun. A new theme and materials are introduced each session. The class materials include a CD with all the music from class and a magazine-style Family Guide that includes the class story. The instructor, Colleen Rogers, has been a licensed Kindermusik educator since 1998. Her love for children and music is evident in her classes. A $15 materials fee will be collected on the first day of class. 2-4 YEARS 75436

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10/23-11/13 9:30-10:10am

SERL

$30

75437

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10/23-11/13 10:30-11:10am

SERL

$30

75438

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11/20-12/11 9:30-10:10am

SERL

$30

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11/20-12/11 10:30-11:10am

SERL

$30

Instructor: Colleen Rogers

Sports **SOCCER FOR TOTS-PARENT/TOT** Beginners Edge Soccer Training skill building, non-league weekly soccer program will engage your kids in the world of soccer by presenting activities that are fun WHILE learning. This is the B.E.S.T. way to introduce your little player to their first experience with the world of soccer. They will be exposed to the following skills: Dribbling, Kicking, Throw-Ins, Headers, Goalie Skills, Scrimmaging and more. Please bring soccer ball and water bottle. These classes will meet on the grassy area in front of Freestone Recreation Center. 1 ½-2 ½ YEARS 75454

SAT

10/26-11/23

9-9:45am

FRC

$54

10/26-11/23

10-10:45am

FRC

$54

2 ½-4 YEARS 75455

SAT

Instructor: Beginners Edge Sports Training Staff

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Parent/Tot (Birth - 6 years) **SPORTBALL ME & MY DAD** Dads can have a direct hand in their youngster's development learning important introductory physical skills associated with hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, volleyball, golf and football. Sportball helps children develop confidence in their abilities and also helps adults understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of classes. 2-5 YEARS 75459

SAT 10/26-12/14*

10:15-11am

MPAC

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/30

**SPORTBALL PARENT & CHILD** Parents and caregivers can have a direct hand in their youngster's development through our Multi-Sport program. Sportball programs teach children important introductory physical skills associated with our eight core sports (hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football) and helps them to develop confidence in their abilities. 2-3 YEARS 75460

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10/21-12/9* 10-10:45am

75462

SAT 10/26-12/14* 9:30-10:15am

MPAC

$79

CC

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/11 & 11/30

2-3 YEARS 10/23-12/11

10-10:45am

Tumbling and Movement **BABIES IN MOTION-PARENT/TOT** Little ones will explore by climbing up, down, under and over on child friendly equipment. Class gives your child the opportunity to express themselves through creative play to gain balance, coordination and social interaction. Music and props are incorporated to give your little one a jumping good time! 1-2 YEARS T

10/22-12/10

9-9:45am

MPAC

$40

Instructor: Diana Hakes

You and your little sportster will enjoy this high energy class that will keep you moving and grooving. This isn’t your traditional sports class, you’ll use objects found around the house and play silly games such as the cat and mouse race, chicken and the egg race, dog bone toss and other mixed up, silly sports! Class is designed for walking toddlers. Participants must wear tennis shoes.

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For all Parent/Tot classes, only registered participant and parent are allowed in the classroom. Siblings, including infants, unless registered, are not allowed in the classroom. Parents do not need to register but will be required to sign a waiver of liability on the first day of the session. Participants must be the minimum age by the first day of class.**

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**SUPER SILLY SPORTS-PARENT/TOT**

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**Parent/Tot classes are designed to encourage both parent and child participation through instructor led activities. With you by their side, children will experience skills in sharing, listening and following directions. Classes are recommended for first time participants and those that aren’t quite ready to leave your side. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your child and enhance learning at home.

MPAC

$40

**FUN & FITNESS-PARENT/TOT** Get a fun workout with your little one using basic body movement and gross motor skills. Gain strength, flexibility and balance crawling up, down, over and through mats, parachutes, hoops and more! Take a walk back to your own childhood by participating in some of the classic children songs and nursery rhymes. Class is wildly interactive with you by their side! 1-2 YEARS

Instructor: Lindsay White

75200

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10/21-12/9*

9-9:45am

MPAC

$36

Instructor: Glynne Browning *No class 11/11 **MUSIC & MOVEMENT-PARENT/TOT** Come and celebrate the joy of music with your little one! You’ll interact together playing rhythm instruments, singing classic preschool songs, sharing rhymes and using simple props in a soft play environment. Creativity and imagination will be encouraged along with socialization to help your child develop new friendships.

Gilbert Assistance Program A scholarship program for Gilbert Residents is available to help economically disadvantaged children. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for your child(ren), please call the Gilbert Parks and Recreation office at 480.503.6200 between the hours of 7am to 6pm M-TH.

1-2 YEARS 75202

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10/22-12/10

10-10:45am MPAC

$40

Instructor: Diana Hakes

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Parent/Tot (Birth - 6 years) STORYTIME ADVENTURES with BEAR Grab your best stuffed friend and join us for stories, songs and fun. Each month we will set out on a new adventure through the pages of our books, creating story inspired crafts and celebrating with silly songs that may just make us get up and dance. Each month will feature a new story, inspired by a monthly theme. All ages welcome!

HELD the 2ND FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH Stories will be held at 10am & 10:30am FREE (No registration necessary) For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294

WALK-INS WELCOME!!

Little Wiggles Fall Festival Bring your little boos and ghouls for some Casper-sized fall holiday fun! Spider Ring Toss, Boo Bowling, a Costume Parade,

Looking for a safe, enriching place for your child to go to during the after school hours?! Trained recreation staff are on-site to promote a healthy, positive recreation environment to ensure the safety and enjoyment of its participants! Sport & game activities

Friday, October 25th 1:00pm-2:00pm

Arts & crafts Homework time

Cost: $5.00 per Child, ages 2-5 years Adults are FREE! Registration is required by Oct 18th.

DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN 7-12 YEARS

Registration is required by October 18th

COST: $35.00 per month

Registration Code: 75595 www.GilbertRecreation.com For more information, contact Freestone Recreation Center 1141 E Guadalupe Road (480) 503-6202

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Available following Gilbert Public School (GPS) days 3:45-6pm (full days) 2:45-6pm (Wednesdays) and 12:45-6pm (early release) Information regarding this program is available online at www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/macpac.cfm

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Early Childhood Classes (2-6 years) ANIMAL CRACKERZ Check out this amazing program that incorporates reading, writing, math, science, and physical fitness along with social development in a fun hands-on fashion! Along with letter recognition and writing skills, your child will have fun following a recipe while learning mathematical measurements, how to make slime & volcanoes erupt and the importance of taking care of our bodies with physical activity! We’ll develop the whole child in a fun and exciting way! Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 4-6 YEARS 75602

M/W

10/21-12/11*

9am-12pm MPAC $234

75203

T/TH

10/22-12/12*

9am-12pm MPAC $234

Instructor: Cheryl Phillips *No class 11/11 & 11/28 Note: While we love our parents, these classes are intended for drop off only and parents are not allowed in the classroom during class time. If your child is not ready to attend a class without a caregiver, please see the Parent/Tot section.

Academics ALPHABET SOUP Discover the alphabet in a fun and creative way. Letter recognition, letter tracing, and crafts that relate with the letter of the day as well as story time and group play to keep your child engaged in the learning process. Children will also learn to follow directions and develop social skills. Participants must be 3 years old by first day of class. 3-4 YEARS 75265

M/W

10/21-12/11*

9-10:30am

FRC

$118

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck *No class 11/11 3-5 YEARS 75463

W/F

APPLES TO ZEBRAS Discover the alphabet in a fun and creative way. Learn letter recognition and words that begin with each new letter. Each day new letters will be covered by hands-on developmental activities. Each child will also make their own alphabet book. Participants must be 3 years old by first day of class. 3-4 YEARS 75267 $118

M/W

10/21-12/11*

10:45am-12:15pm FRC

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck *No class 11/11 4-5 YEARS 75268

T/TH 10/22-12/12*

10:45am-12:15pm FRC

$118

BIZZY BEEZ 10/23-12/13*

10-11:30am SERL $118

Instructor: Anna Nolan *No class 11/29

Buzz on in for this fun class! Join us on a journey as we follow a seasonal calendar which will include stories, arts and crafts, letters, numbers, songs, colors and shapes as your child gracefully prepares for their adventure into kindergarten. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 75204

T/TH

10/22-12/12* 10am-12pm MPAC

$159

Instructor: Cathy Gomez *No class 11/28 FANTASTIC FOURS Four is such a wonderful age. Get a jump start on Kindergarten readiness with this class. We will focus on shapes, colors, counting (both English & Spanish), letters, and so much more. Crafts, music, stories, fine and gross motor skills, socialization and making new friends. 3 ½-5 YEARS 75418

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10/23-12/11

9-10:15am

Instructor: Susan Miller

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CC

$58


Early Childhood Classes (2-6 years) Academics - Continued

LITTLE LEARNERS

FUNDAY FRIDAY Come join us for a fun-filled adventure land loaded with a variety of activities your child is sure to enjoy! Make amazing crafts, sing silly songs, play outdoors, take a nature walk, watch funny movies, make yummy buttered popcorn, read fairytales, make delicious ice cream, paint colorful collages, dig for dinos, and go on a bear hunt…just to name a few! This is a place where a kid can be a kid! Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS

This class offers a variety of activities that your child will enjoy: letters, numbers, colors, shapes, arts, crafts, games, songs, stories and more. This program gives children the opportunity to grow and develop, both socially and educationally. 3-4 YEARS 75270

M/T/W 10/21-12/11*

9-10:30am FRC $176

Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class 11/5 & 11/11

LITTLE SCIENTIST

Instructor: Cathy Gomez *No class 11/29

Children will have fun learning about a variety of different topics such as Ocean Life, Reptiles, Weather, Our Skeletal System and many more. Children will learn about these through simple experiments, books, songs and hands on activities.

KINDERGARTEN PREP

3-5 YEARS

Prepare your child for Kindergarten by enrolling them in this fast-paced learning environment. Coursework includes developing knowledge of letters, numbers, shapes and colors, incorporated through a variety of different themes. Focus is on writing, phonics, self expression through group discussions and simple addition/ subtraction. Children must be able to identify most of the alphabet letters and sounds plus numbers 1-10.

75271

75205

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10/25-12/13*

10am-12pm MPAC $77

4-6 YEARS 75269

M/T/W 10/21-12/11* 10:45-1:15pm

FRC $286

Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class 11/5 & 11/11 KINDERGARTEN READINESS Give your kids a head start by enrolling them in Kindergarten Readiness. Coursework includes recognizing and writing letters and numbers, introduction to basic site words, colors and shapes. Each class includes reading and discussion groups to help develop each child’s love for reading and key listening and comprehension skills. Children will learn basic academic skills to succeed in Kindergarten.

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10/24-12/12*

9-10am

FRC

$44

Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class on 11/28 LUNCH BUNCH LEARNERS Now here is an opportunity for your child to learn while you get a little free time. This kindergarten prep class will jump start your child’s learning capabilities. We will work on name recognition, prewriting skills, counting in both English and Spanish, take a look at ABC’s, talk about the weather and the seasons, and so much more. There will be plenty of art, music, stories and pretend play. Plus, your child will bring his/her own lunch for a fun social experience. This class continues throughout the school year with new activities being added each session. Note: Food allergies will be discussed on the first day. As a precaution, please NO peanut products. 3 ½-5 YEARS 75372

M

10/21-12/9*

9am-12pm

CC $111

Instructor: Susan Miller *No class 11/11

4-6 YEARS 75464

T/TH

10/22-11/26

9-11:30am

SERL $142

Instructor: Amber Shahid

LIL’ CRITTERS CLUB Animals will be our theme as we explore the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors. Your little one will practice following directions, being a good listener, as well as getting along with others. We'll sing, craft, play games and have a super fun time!

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Jump-start your preschooler with this structured course! We will count in both English and Spanish; go over colors and shapes, and move forward with ABC’s and numbers. We will explore learning through the use of educational manipulative toys. Let your child increase his socialization skills while learning the basic preschool structure. This class continues through the calendar year with new activities and skills being added each session. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3 -5 YEARS 75375

3-4 YEARS 75465

MAGICAL MORNINGS SMART START

10/23-12/11

Instructor: Anna Nolan

9-9:45am

SERL $48

T/TH

10/22-12/12* 9-10:30am

CC

$118

Instructor: Susan Miller *No Class 11/28 Note: While we love our parents, these classes are intended for drop off only and parents are not allowed in the classroom during class time. If your child is not ready to attend a class without a caregiver,

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Early Childhood Classes (2-6 years) MAGICAL MORNINGS TODDLERSCHOOL

READY, SET, LEARN

This is a “first experience” class without parents. This is a chance for your child to be “on his own”, and develop his/her own unique personality. We will take a look at colors and shapes. There will be counting, stories, music and crafts. Children will learn to socialize, and play with other in a structured learning environment. This class continues throughout the school year with new activities being added each session. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class.

Let's get ready to learn! This class offers a variety of activities that your child will enjoy. We will focus on colors, shapes, numbers, letters, socialization, listening, following instructions and fine motor skills. We will learn through arts, crafts, games, songs, stories and more. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class.

2 ½-3 ½ YEARS

Instructor: Jennifer Domini *No Class 11/29

75376

T/TH

10/22-12/12* 10:45-11:45am

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2 ½-3 YEARS 75373

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10/25-12/13*

9:30-10:15am

CC

$48

$82 TERRIFIC THREES

Instructor: Susan Miller *No Class 11/28

This is a 'first experience' class without parents. This is a chance for your child to be 'on his own', and develop his/her own unique personality. We will take a look at colors and shapes. There will be counting, stories, music and crafts. Children will learn to socialize, and play with others in a structured learning environment. This class continues throughout the school year with new activities being added each session. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class 2 ½-3 ½ YEARS 75608 W

10/23-12/11

10:30-11:30am

CC $48

Instructor: Susan Miller

SPANISHKIDDOS

PLAYHOUSE FOR PEE WEES Join the fun and make new friends with this terrific preschool experience. ABC’s, 123’s, art, crafts, games, songs, stories, creative play and tons of fun! Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 75272

M/W

10/21-12/11*

12:30-2pm

FRC $118

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck *No class on 11/11

Fun and play form the foundation for our Preschool’s foreign language classes. Within two or three classes, kids learn key words and phrases in Spanish. Through songs, games, character traits, crafts and play acting the children will learn to communicate and understand in a foreign language. This class is 100% in the target language. A $5 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. Spanishkiddos Gilbert (SK) is located at 202 S. Gilbert Rd. in Gilbert. 3-5 YEARS 75467

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10/21-11/25*

9:15-10:15am

SK

$65

75468

W

10/23-11/20

9:15-10:15am

SK

$65

75469

F

10/25-11/22

9:15-10:15am

SK

$65

Instructor: Claudia Moreno *No class 11/11

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Early Childhood Classes (2-6 years) Academics - Continued

Arts & Crafts

TINY TOTS Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of preschool. Participants will learn the pre-school basics, social skills and learn fine motor skills in this fun five week class. Please note this is NOT a parent tot class. Only Registered participants are allowed in the room. Participants must be the minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS 75275

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ART OF SCIENCE This class gives children the chance to use both their left and right sides of their brains in a fun, exciting manner! Children will experience art in a whole new way as they learn the science behind color, composition of materials, and how to create some really awesome artistic science projects! 3-5 YEARS 75379

10/24-12/12*

12:45-1:25pm

FRC

$44

T

10/22-12/10

10:15-11:15am

COOL HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Your little one will make new friends and have lots of fun while getting an introduction to preschool. We'll practice fine motor skills, following directions and social skills. Beginning concepts such as letters, numbers, and colors will also be incorporated through crafts, songs, stories and games. This is NOT a parent tot class. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS

$48

Instructor: Christine Weeks

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck *No class 11/28

TOT TIME PRESCHOOL

CC

NEW

This class is packed full of fun. Little ones will have a great time making new and exciting crafts each week and decorating their home with their creations. Song and story time will also be incorporated to help enhance the creativity process. This class helps to enhance fine motor skills, social interaction and creativity. 3-4 YEARS 75326

F 10/25-12/13*

9-9:45am

FRC

$44

10-10:45pm

FRC

$44

4-6 YEARS

75473

M

10/21-12/9*

9-9:45am

SERL $44

75474

M

10/21-12/9*

10-10:45am SERL $44

75327

F 10/25-12/13*

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck *No class on 11/29

Instructor: Jennifer Domini *No class 11/11

HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS

3-5 YEARS

Join us this holiday season for season for fun, crafts, and excitement! Learn about all the different holidays that are celebrated this time of the year and create beautiful works of art and handmade gifts to go along with each one. This class is a great way to learn more about the holidays you celebrate and maybe some you didn’t know about!

75475

M

10/21-12/9*

11-11:45pm SERL $44

Instructor: Jennifer Domini *No class 11/11

3-5 YEARS 75447

W 10/30-12/11 11-11:45am

CC

$44

Instructor: Susan Garner STORYTIME EXPLORERS This class will engage your child with a lively combination of storytelling, drama, music, movement, arts and crafts and pretend play as we explore our favorite stories. Make stories come to life through puppets, masks, artwork and musical instruments. Come prepared to play, explore, imagine and create. 3-5 YEARS 75422

M

10/21-12/9

10-10:45am

CC

$44

Instructor: Anna Nolan *No Class 11/11

Note: While we love our parents, these classes are intended for drop off only and parents are not allowed in the classroom during class time. If your child is not ready to attend a class without a caregiver, please see the Parent/Tot section.

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Early Childhood Classes (2-6 years) Cooking

Dance & Cheer

CRAZY CHEFS

BABY BALLERINAS For those of you who get the munchies and don't know what to do, come learn how to prepare your own snacks. Each child will receive a cookbook with a copy of each recipe on the last day of class. Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not

This ballet class is designed especially for the very young dancer. We will be using props, imagery and costumes during this class. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class.

recommended for children with food allergies. 3-5 YEARS 75217

W

10/23-12/11 10-10:50am

MPAC

$50

Instructor: Cathy Gomez

children with food allergies. 4-6 YEARS F

75380

T

10/22-12/10

11-11:30am

CC

$31

75381

TH

10/24-12/12* 11-11:30am

CC

$29

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore *No Class 11/28

CREATIVE CUPCAKE DECORATING Learn how to prepare and decorate a basic cupcake using frosting, candies and a plethora of edible items beyond your wildest imagination. How-to instructions provided each week to recreate at home. Enjoy making cupcakes in fun, seasonal themes. The possibilities are endless! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for

75221

2-3 ½YEARS

BABY BALLERINAS II This class is for students that have completed at least one class of Baby Ballerinas and are ready to progress their technique. This ballet class is designed especially for the very young dancers. We will be using props, imagery and costumes during this class. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 ½ YEARS

10/25-12/13* 5-5:50pm

MPAC

$46

Instructor: Cheryl Phillips *No class 11/29

75382

T

10/22-12/10 11:45am-12:15pm

CC

$31

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore BABY BALLERINAS III This class is for students that have completed at least one class of Baby Ballerinas and one class of Baby Ballerinas II and are ready to progress their technique. This ballet class is designed especially for the very young dancers. We will be using props, imagery and costumes during this class. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 ½ YEARS 75383

TH

10/24-12/12* 11:45am-12:15pm

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore *No Class 11/28

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$29


Early Childhood Classes (2-6 years) BALLET/ TAP

FAIRYTALE BALLET

Come have fun while learning fun tap combinations and the graceful movements of classical ballet. Proper dance attire and ballet and tap shoes are strongly recommended.

The magical journey begins here. Fairytale Ballet offers beginning exploration into classical ballet that incorporates costumes, props, and music into each class. Ballet shoes recommended. Costumes and props will be provided. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class.

3-4 YEARS 75276

W

10/23-12/11 9-9:45am

FRC

$40

Instructor: Jennifer Domini

75385

3 ½-6 YEARS 75384

T

CC

$40

TH

FRC

$40

CC

$40

BE A BALLERINA Your little one will learn beginning ballet technique and have fun dressing up as a ballerina. Small props and costume pieces will be used to enhance our ballet routines. Ballet shoes are recommended. 3-4 YEARS T

$36

75387

F

10/25-12/13*

9-9:45am

CC

$36

75386

TH

10/24-12/12*

10-10:45am CC

$36

Instructor: Jennifer Myer *No Class 11/28

10/24-12/12 5-5:45pm

Instructor: Anna Huff

75278

4-4:45pm CC

4-6 YEARS 10/23-12/11 10-10:45am

Instructor: Jennifer Domini 75425

10/21-12/9*

Instructor: Lexi Korkosz *No Class 11/30

4-6 YEARS W

M

Instructor: Whitney Semmens*No Class 11/11 10/22-12/10 10-10:45am

Instructor: Lexi Korkosz

75277

3-5 YEARS

JAZZY POM DANCE This class is a mixture with Jazz technique and Pom dance style. Jazzy Pom Dance is great exercise and helps eye-hand coordination and increases flexibility. Students learn basic jazz/hip-hop technique and exciting arm/hand movement to today's kid-friendly pop music. 3-5 YEARS 75606

F

10/25-12/13*

11-11:45am CC

$36

Instructor: Lexi Korkosz *No class 11/11 & 11/29 10/22-12/10 10-10:45am

FRC

$40

Instructor: Jennifer Domini

NUTCRACKER BALLET

4-6 YEARS

Each week students will learn a new dance from the Nutcracker Ballet. Props, Costumes, and imagery will be used to recreate the iconic dances of the Nutcracker Ballet. Ballet shoes recommended. Costumes and props will be provided. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class.

75279

T

10/22-12/10 11-11:45am

FRC

$40

Instructor: Jennifer Domini CHEER, CHANTS & TUMBLE

3 ½ -6 YEARS

The girls on this squad will learn basic cheer tumbling, simple chants, kicks, dances and jumps set to age appropriate music. Skills are broken down into easy to follow steps, which will be put together into a short, fun routine to be performed at the end of the session. “Give me a C-H-E-E-R, C-H-A-N-T-S & T-U-M-B-L-E, what’s that spell?”...FUN!

75389

W

10/23-12/11

9-9:45am

CC

$40

4-4:45pm

CC

$36

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore 4-6 YEARS 75598

TH

10/24-12/12*

Instructor: Anna Huff *No Class 11/28

3-5 YEARS 75280

M

10/21-12/9*

11-11:45am FRC

$36

RHYTHM & ROLL This is an action packed class that includes tap, jazz, and tumbling. Participants will have a variety of moves to go home and show off. This is a great class to learn fine motor skills, coordination and poise.

Instructor: Lexi Korkosz *No class 11/11

75285 Note: While we love our parents, these classes are intended for drop off only and parents are not allowed in the classroom during class time. If your child is not ready to attend a class without a caregiver, please see the Parent/Tot section.

SAT

10/26-12/14*

9-9:45am

FRC

$36

Instructor: Jennifer Myers *No class 11/30

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Early Childhood Classes (2-6 years) Dance & Cheer - Continued

Gymnastics

TAP, BALLET & TUMBLE

BEGINNING GYMNASTICS

Participants will learn tap, ballet, and tumbling at the most basic level. This class is designed to develop motor skills, coordination and self esteem. Please note this is NOT a parent tot class, only registered participants will be allowed in the room. Tap and ballet shoes are recommended but not required. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.

Improve strength, flexibility, coordination and balance in positive, upbeat environment. Class encourages confidence and fitness and teaches kids valuable skills to take them to the next level. In this class students will learn basic floor exercise, beam, bar, and pre-vault skills.

75394

2 ½-3 YEARS 75288

TH

10/24-12/12* 11-11:40am

FRC

$36

Instructor: Jennifer Domini *No class 11/28 2 ½-4 YEARS 75445

W

10/23-12/11 11:45am-12:30pm CC

$40

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore 3-5 YEARS 75289

TH 10/24-12/12* 11:55am-12:40pm FRC

$36

Instructor: Jennifer Domini *No class 11/28 75393

F

10/25-12/14* 10-10:40am

SAT 10/26-12/14* 10-10:45am

$36

FRC

$36

CC

$40

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore HEAD OVER HEELS GYMNASTICS This class is geared towards the young gymnast that would like to learn basic floor gymnastics such as forward & straddle rolls and how to walk on a balance beam. They will also practice skills to accomplish headstands, beginner cartwheels and arching. Kids will work on gross motor skills such as balance, coordination and flexibility. Focus on hand to eye coordination through the use of bean bags, balls, buckets and hoops. Your kid will flip for this class!

75235

T

10/22-12/10

9:15-10am MPAC $40

75236

M

10/21-12/9*

3-3:45pm

MPAC

$36

Instructor: Ashley Nottestad *No class 11/11

TINKERBELL BALLET Every week your little “Tinkerbell” will tip toe into a world of imagination! Costumes, props and books will be incorporated into this magical basic ballet class. A new fairytale will be incorporated into their learning along with building coordination, rhythm and vocabulary. The class is also designed to create a magical environment for enhancing your child’s physical, mental, emotional and social development. Be sure to bring your camera each week as you’ll be invited in at the end of class! Ballet shoes recommended but not required. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.

Tiny Tots Turkey Trot Get a taste of Thanksgiving at this fun run just for little ones! The main course will be a short run with pint-size obstacles. Plus, a serving of fun crafts and snacks on the side! Friday, November 22nd 1:00-2:00pm Cost: $5.00 per Child,

2 ½-3 YEARS W

10/23-12/11 10:45-11:30am

Instructor: Glynne Browning

Instructor: Jennifer Myers *No class 11/30

75232

W

3-5 YEARS CC

Instructor: Lexi Korkosz *No class 11/29 75290

3-5 YEARS

10/23-12/11 9:15-9:55am MPAC

$40

Instructor: Lexi Korkosz

ages 2-5 years Adults are free For more information, contact Freestone Recreation Center

Gilbert Assistance Program (GAP) A scholarship program for Gilbert Residents is available to help economically disadvantaged children. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for your child(ren), please call the Gilbert Parks and Recreation office at 480.503.6200 between the hours of 7am to 6pm M-TH.

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1141 E Guadalupe Road (480) 503-6202

Registration is required by Nov. 15th Registration Code: 75596 www.GilbertRecreation.com

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Early Childhood Classes (2-6 years) HEAD OVER HEELS GYMNASTICS This class is geared towards the young gymnast that would like to learn basic floor gymnastics such as forward & straddle rolls and how to walk on a balance beam. They will also practice skills to accomplish headstands, beginner cartwheels and arching. Kids will work on gross motor skills such as balance, coordination and flexibility. Focus on hand to eye coordination through the use of bean bags, balls, buckets and hoops. Your kid will flip for this class! 3-5 YEARS 75235

T

10/22-12/10

9:15-10am MPAC $40

Instructor: Glynne Browning 75236

M

10/21-12/9*

3-3:45pm

MPAC

$36

Instructor: Ashley Nottestad *No class 11/11

Sports ALL STAR SPORTS SKILLS A great class for children to learn and practice basic skills used in soccer, basketball and baseball while enhancing their large motor skills and coordination. Good sportsmanship, teamwork and appropriate classroom behavior will be emphasized. Other sport skills may be introduced to add variety to the class. Participants must wear tennis shoes. If weather permits, some classes may be moved outdoors. 2 ½-3 ½ YEARS 75242

W

10/23-12/11

9-9:45am

MPAC

$40

FRC

$40

Instructor: Lindsay White

Special Interest

3-4 YEARS

LITTLE NATURE EXPLORERS

Instructor: Lindsay White

75291

3-5 year olds discover, learn and play outdoors at the Riparian Preserve with our specialized preschool staff. Research indicates that child-led experiences in nature support many facets of physical, mental and emotional growth and development! 3-5 YEARS 75413

Th 10/17-12/19*

9-10:30am

Riparian $60

75412

W 10/23-12/18

9-10:30am

Riparian $60

Instructor: Maya Jones*No class 11/28

W

10/23-12/11 11-11:45am

4-6 YEARS 75244

M

10/21-12/9* 9:30-10:15am MPAC

$36

Instructor: Lindsay White *No class 11/11 KIDDIE KICKERS Kick start your child’s sport career in this introductory soccer class designed to enhance your child’s physical and cognitive abilities. Basic ball handling skills such as kicking, passing and shooting will be learned during practice drills and game time. Good sportsmanship, teamwork and appropriate classroom behavior are encouraged. Participants must wear sneakers.

TINY TUNES

3-5 YEARS

This class is perfect for any child who loves to sing. Join us as we learn songs and movements for the season! Children will be introduced to some basic musical terminology, play games that teach about rhythm and pitch and learn how to follow a conductor. Parents will enjoy watching our two performances over the course of the session. Introducing music education at a young age benefits language development, fine-motor skills and the ability to follow instructions. Come join the fun and make some noise with us!

75295

F

11/1-12/13* 10:45-11:30am FRC

$26

Instructor: Lindsay White *No class 11/15 & 11/29 4-6 YEARS 75296

SAT

11/2-12/14* 11-11:45am

FRC

$26

Instructor: TBA *No class 11/16 & 11/30

4-6 YEARS 75472

F

10/25-12/13* 11:45am-12:30pm

SERL

$44

Instructor: Anna Nolan *No class 11/29

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Early Childhood Classes (2-6 years) SPORTBALL BASKETBALL

Sports - Continued LITTLE HOOPSTERS This program is intended to teach the participant the fundamentals of basketball while providing a positive recreational experience for boys and girls. Participants will learn shooting, passing, dribbling, drills. Other games may be incorporated as well to help enhance motor skills. Participants must wear tennis shoes.

F

11/1-12/13* 11:45am-12:30pm

FRC $26

Instructor: Lindsay White *No class 11/15 & 11/29

This class will have all of your little ones favorite sports combined into one action packed session. Kids will have social interaction and learn fine motor skills with sports like soccer, t-ball, hockey and football. A class for any sports enthusiast. Good sportsmanship, teamwork and appropriate classroom behavior will be emphasized. Other active games may be introduced to help enhance your child’s experience and fine motor skills. Participants must wear tennis shoes. 3-5 YEARS F

11/1-12/13* 9:45-10:30am

FRC

$26

Instructor: Lindsay White *No class 11/15 & 11/29 4-6 YEARS 75299

SAT 11/2-12/14* 12-12:45pm

F

10/25-12/13*

4-5pm

DPARK

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/28, 11/29 & 11/30 SPORTBALL T-BALL

MY FAVORITE SPORTS

75298

3-6 YEARS 75483

3-5 YEARS 75297

Sportball instructors teach competency, confidence, and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Basketball. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Equipment provided. Bring water and wear tennis shoes. These classes will meet on the outdoor basketball courts.

FRC

$26

Instructor: TBA *No class 11/16 & 11/30

Certified Sportball coaches develop competence and confidence teaching the fundamental skills necessary to excel in T-ball. Skills include throwing, catching, correct batting form, running bases, fielding and positional play. Coaches are trained athletes who have a passion for sharing their love of baseball. Please bring a baseball glove. The Freestone Recreation Center (FRC) class will meet on the grassy area in front of FRC. Page Park (PPARK) is located in front of the Gilbert Community Center. McQueen Park (MPARK) class will meet in the lobby of McQueen Park Activity Center then move outside to the park. 3-6 YEARS 75485

M

10/21-12/9* 11:30am-12:30pm FRC

$79

75487

SAT 10/26-12/14* 11am-12pm

MPARK $79

75488

SAT 10/26-12/14* 1:30-2:30pm

MPARK $79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/11, 11/29 & 11/30

PEE WEE P.E.

SPORTBALL MULTI-SPORT

Your little sportster will enjoy this high energy class that will keep ‘em moving by playing a variety of sports and games; soccer, tennis, hockey, t-ball, obstacle course, relay races and much, much more! Emphasis on skill development, teamwork, good sportsmanship and physical activity to help build strong bones and encourage socialization. This is a non-competitive, playful atmosphere. Participants must wear tennis shoes.

Certified Sportball coaches use developmentally appropriate methods to introduce, practice and refine the skills and concepts involved in hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, football and more. The Sportball methodology builds confidence and reinforces the benefits of teamwork in a uniquely fun and creative way.

2 ½-3 ½ YEARS 75245

M

10/21-12/9* 10:30-11:15am

MPAC

$36

Instructor: Lindsay White *No class 11/11

3-6 YEARS 75489

M 10/21-12/9*

9-10am

MPAC

$79

75491

W 10/23-12/4

11am-12pm

MPAC

$79

CC

$79

75494 SAT

10/26-12/14* 10:15-11:15am

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/11, 11/29 & 11/30

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Early Childhood Classes (2-6 years) Sports - Continued

Tumbling and Movement

SPORTBALL SOCCER

FUN, FITNESS & TUMBLING

Fully trained and certified Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Soccer. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Equipment provided. Bring water and wear tennis shoes. The Freestone Recreation Center (FRC) class will meet on the grassy area in front of FRC. Page Park (PPARK) is located in front of the Gilbert Community Center. McQueen Park (MPARK) class will meet in the lobby of McQueen Park Activity Center then move outside to the park.

Come and join us for some fun! The class will utilize props and equipment such as a balance beam, a parachute, balls, jump ropes and tunnels. We will also work on basic tumbling skills. Emphasis will be on self esteem and interacting with others.

3-6 YEARS

TIP TOES & TUMBLING 2’s

75495

M

10/21-12/9*

10:30-11:30am

75497

SAT 10/26-12/14* 12-1pm

FRC

$79

MPARK $79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/11, 11/29 & 11/30

3-4 YEARS 75300

TH 10/24-12/12* 10:30-11:15am

FRC

$36

Instructor: Lindsay White *No class 11/28

Students will learn the very basics of ballet, creative movement, and tumbling in this creative and stimulating class just for 2 year olds. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS

SPORTBALL TENNIS

75396

Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Tennis. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Bring water and wear tennis shoes. This class meets on the tennis courts at Freestone Park.

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

3-6 YEARS 75498

TH 10/24-12/12*

5-6pm

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/28

FPARK

$79

W 10/23-12/11

10-10:30am

CC

$31

TUMBLING FOR FUN This class will focus on beginning tumbling and having FUN! An array of FUN equipment will be used to encourage development of large and small motor skills, socialization and taking turns all while having FUN! 2 ½-3 YEARS 75501

TH 10/24-12/12* 10-10:45am

SERL

$36

75502

TH 10/24-12/12* 9-9:45am

SERL

$36

Instructor: Lexi Korkosz *No class 11/28 TUMBLING TWO’S Movement, music and stories are incorporated with basic tumbling movements to encourage self expression, develop independence and teach tumblers to follow directions & take turns. Creative movement will also build strong bones and encourage socialization in a non-competitive, playful atmosphere. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS 75504

M

10/21-12/9* 9-9:45am

SERL

$36

75505

M

10/21-12/9* 10-10:45am

SERL

$36

Instructor: Michelle Lohman *No class 11/11

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Youth/Teen Classes (6-16 years) WHIMSICAL CAKE POPS Let professionally trained chef instructor, Amee Hoge, teach your young chef the creative cake pop process in her Whimsical Cake Pops Series. Children will learn how to create and shape cake pops along with learning the tricks on decorating each of them creatively. Please note, cake pops are a tricky dessert to master, so their finished products will be their own artful creations. For the October class we will create Owls, November class Scarecrows & Pumpkins and December class Peppermint Balls, Snowballs and Trees. Not recommended for children with food allergies. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor at the beginning of class. 7-12 YEARS

Arts & Crafts

75509

SAT

11/9

10:30-11:45am

MPAC

$15

75510

SAT

12/7

10:30-11:45am

MPAC

$15

Instructor: Chef Amee Hoge

Dance & Cheer

SUPER SATURDAY ART CLUB Join us this fall for a creative afternoon of fun and exploring the world of art! Each week students will create a new masterpiece and techniques to last a lifetime! Each art project will be as unique and exciting as you are! Come one week or join us for many! 6-10 YEARS 75401

SAT

10/26

10:45am-12pm

CC

$18

75581

SAT

11/9

10:45am-12pm

CC

$18

75582

SAT

11/23

10:45am-12pm

CC

$18

BALLET AND TAP COMBO Come have fun while learning fun tap combinations and the graceful movements of classical ballet. Proper dance attire and ballet and tap shoes are strongly recommended. 6-9 YEARS 75584

M

10/28-12/9

5-5:45pm

CC

$40

Instructor: Whitney Semmons *No Class 11/11

Instructor: Gilbert Staff CHEERLEADING 101

Cooking

A fun and exciting way to introduce kids to the basic skills of cheerleading. Emphasis is on building trust and confidence while encouraging their personal best. Build strength, flexibility and learn basic technical skills such as tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunts to be successful in their squad.

DELECTABLE DESSERTS Create some amazing cookies, cupcakes and other small treats to make any gathering a special occasion. Learn fun & easy skills to turn every sweet into a delicious treat! Not recommended for children

with food allergies.

6-10 YEARS 75250

W

10/23-12/11

4-4:45pm

MPAC

$40

Instructor: Ashley Nottestad

7-12 YEARS 75248

W

10/23-12/11 5-5:50pm

MPAC

$51

Instructor: Cheryl Phillips MAKE AND TAKE GINGERBREAD HOUSE

FAIRYTALE BALLET-YOUTH Blossom into a graceful and elegant dancer while you experience the beauty of ballet. Learn basic ballet vocabulary; develop strength, proper alignment and grace. Ballet shoes recommended. 6-9 YEARS

Participants will each assemble and decorate their own gingerbread house to take home and display with pride! Class includes all the parts and pieces to make a unique and totally edible gingerbread house!

75585

T 10/22-12/10*

5-5:45pm CC

Instructor: Anna Huff *No Class 11/11

6-12 YEARS 75583

SAT

12/14

9-11am

CC

$25

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

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Youth/Teen Classes (6-16 years) Dance & Cheer - Continued

Health & Fitness

HIP HOP DANCE-YOUTH

ZUMBATOMIC

In this basic hip hop class you will learn combinations broken down step by step and taught at a comfortable pace to Hip Hop music. You can also get into great shape and meet tons of new friends, so come on in and join the fun!

Kids can join the party in this high energy fitness class! Featuring popular age-appropriate music and a fun-loving instructor, your child will not know they just got a great workout! Come rocking your sneakers, water bottle and workout attire to this rhythmic explosion of fun!

6-8 YEARS 75308

W

10/23-12/11 4-4:45pm

FRC

$40

7-12 YEARS 75313

Instructor: Jennifer Myers

TH 10/24-12/12*

4-4:45pm

FRC

$32

Instructor: Barbie Anderson *No class 10/31 & 11/28

Equestrian TRAVERSE WALL

TRAVERSE WALL HOURS: MON-FRI 4-6:30pm Daily admission fees apply $1.50 youth; $2.25 Adults Res Rate Stay active while having fun racing across the 8’x 36’ traverse wall. Staff will provide supervised climbing activities while rock-like features and multiple climbing routes add climbing challenges. Sneakers must be worn and a traverse wall waiver must be filled out prior to climbing. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. McQueen Park Activity Center 510 N. Horne St. 480.503.6233

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ADVANCED HORSEMANSHIP Prerequisite: must have taken Intermediate Horsemanship in the past year. This fast paced class is designed to work with those who want training techniques for both horse and rider. We will work more intensively on each student's abilities and areas they wish to progress in such as trail riding, western pleasure, barrel racing, roping and team penning. We will cover fundamentals of each area of interest for each student. Students under 18 must have parent/guardian sign a liability waiver at first class. Valley Silver Bullets (VSB) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 8+ YEARS 73969

T

10/1-10/22

7-8pm

VSB

$123

75511

T

11/5-11/26

7-8pm

VSB

$123

Instructor: Valley Silver Bullets Staff

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Youth/Teen Classes (6-16 years) Equestrian - Continued

GYMNASTICS 102

BEGINNING HORSEMANSHIP

class is a continuation of skill development from Gymnastics 101 with more emphasis on strength and flexibility. Kids will learn the next set of progression to include walkovers through full range of motion. Class stresses safety and spotting techniques and will begin working on a routine that will be performed at the end of the session. 7-14 YEARS

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Best recommended for kids who have mastered the basic skills and have prior gymnastics background. This

This class is designed to teach students the basics of Western riding horsemanship. Starting with grooming, general care and saddling safely, we will also cover mounting and dismounting, proper posture and balance when riding. We will work with each student on simple control techniques such as asking the horses to walk and stop. Students under 18 must have parent/guardian sign a liability waiver at first class. Valley Silver Bullets (VSB) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140.

75254

M

10/21-12/9*

5-5:55pm

MPAC

$36

75255

W

10/23-12/11

6-6:55pm

MPAC

$40

Instructor: Ashley Nottestad *No class 11/11

8+ YEARS 75512

T

11/5-11/26

6-7pm

VSB

$123

Instructor: Valley Silver Bullets Staff

INTERMEDIATE HORSEMANSHIP Prerequisite: Must have taken Beginning Horsemanship or Introduction to Horsemanship in the past year. This class will focus on more specific control and Western riding techniques such as getting the horse to respond to certain cues and learning how to post while in a trot. We will cover different gaits, as well as identifying the gaits and correct leads while mounted. Students under 18 must have parent/guardian sign a liability waiver at first class. Valley Silver Bullets (VSB) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 8+ YEARS 73972

T

10/1-10/22

6-7pm

VSB

$123

Instructor: Valley Silver Bullets Staff

TUMBLE AND SHOUT

NEW

Need a positive outlet for your child’s energy and excitement? This beginning class is a great introduction to tumbling and floor gymnastics. Participants will have a terrific time learning somersaults, backbends, handstands, cartwheels, and round offs. Your child will be head over heels for this class. 6-9 YEARS

Gymnastics

75312

TH

10/24-12/12*

5-5:45pm

FRC

$31

Instructor: Jen Myers *No class 10/31 & 11/28

GYMNASTICS 101

BEGINNER LEVEL: Best recommended for kids needing help to master the basic skills. Improve strength, flexibility, coordination and balance in positive, upbeat environment. Class encourages confidence and fitness and teaches kids valuable skills to take them to the next level. Progression is at-their-own-pace and they’ll enjoy social interaction with peers. Focus on floor gymnastics; front/back rolls, handstands, cartwheels, backbends and balancing.

Registering NOW!!

6-9 YEARS 75252

M

10/21-12/9*

4-4:55pm

MPAC

$36

10/23-12/11

5-5:55pm

MPAC

$40

7-12 YEARS 75253

W

Instructor: Ashley Nottestad *No class 11/11

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Youth/Teen Classes (6-16 years) Holiday Break Camps

KIDZ KAMP-WINTER BREAK Don't miss out on the Winter break excitement! Freestone Recreation Center is pleased to announce Winter Break Kidz Kamp, a program designed for children ages 5-12. Participants will have an opportunity to make new friends and participate in a wide variety of recreational

ACT UP! CAMPS PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Camp activities include a talent show, painting sets and a dress rehearsal with a performance on Friday! The camp is designed for the beginning actor to experience the thrill of being on stage, being challenged with memorizing lines, remembering when to move and where to go. Participants will learn to be part of a theater team, to learn basic fundamentals of theater and acting, and learn the basics about sets, costumes, makeup, and stage directions. The final stage is a production of their play for family and friends on the final day of the class. Participants should bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks each day and also need to bring a costume - something in their closet - so there is no need to buy one. 5-12 YEARS 75513

M-F 12/23-12/27* 8:30am-4:30pm

MPAC

$120

Instructor: Bob Woolsey *No class 12/25

activities. *Sports *Active Games *Board Games *Crafts *Rockwall Request for credit or refunds must be made 7 days before the program date. 5-12 YEARS 75347

M-F

12/23-12/27*

9-12pm FRC

$38

75348

M-F

12/23-12/27*

1-4pm

FRC

$38

75349

M-F

12/30-1/3*

9-12pm FRC

$38

12/30-1/3*

1-4pm

$38

75350M-F ACTIVE KIDS ADVENTURES

*No Camp 12/25 & 1/1

This mini-camp is designed to introduce your child to a variety of games and activities designed to get them up and get them moving! The sky is the limit with this class as we explore a variety of sports activities, relay races, playground games, dodge ball, tag and much, much more! If your son or daughter is always busy and always on the go this is the class for them! Participants must wear tennis shoes and bring a bottled water.

KIDZ KAMP-DAILY RATES

6-8 YEARS 75370

M-F 12/23-1/3* 12-1pm

Instructor: Nicole Reese *No class 12/25 & 1/1

FRC

$40

FRC

Can't go the full week of Kidz Kamp? We are now offering drop in style for those who want to sign up for a day or more. Drop in is offered Tuesday-Friday. The flexibility is yours to choose the days and times that fit your schedule. Kidz Kamp is designed for youth ages 5-12 that will participate in a variety of sports, games, arts, and crafts. No Credits or refunds for KIDZ KAMP DAILY RATES. 5-12 YEARS 75351

T

12/24

9-12pm FRC

$13

75352

T

12/24

1-4pm

FRC

$13

75353

TH

12/26

9-12pm FRC

$13

75354

TH

12/26

1-4pm

FRC

$13

75355

F

12/27

9-12pm FRC

$13

75356

F

12/27

1-4pm

FRC

$13

75357

T

12/31

9-12pm FRC

$13

75358

T

12/31

1-4pm

FRC

$13

75359

TH

1/2

9-12pm FRC

$13

75360

TH

1/2

1-4pm

FRC

$13

75361

F

1/3

9-12pm FRC

$13

75362

F

1/3

1-4pm

$13

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Youth/Teen Classes (6-16 years) Holiday Break Camps -Continued PIT STOP LUNCH Is your child enrolled in the morning and afternoon session of the Freestone Recreation Center Kidz Kamp? If so, you can register them for the Daily Pit Stop where they will be able to re-fuel their bodies before the afternoon session of Kamp. At 12pm, when the morning session of Kamp ends, your child will be taken to another room. There they can eat their lunch, play board games, and socialize in a supervised setting. At 1pm your child will be checked into the afternoon Kidz Kamp. Lunch will not be provided. Children must bring their own packed lunch, preferably in a lunch box with cold packs as a refrigerator will not be available. Requests for refunds or credits must be made 7 days before the start of the program. 5-12 YEARS FULL WEEK 75363

M-F

12/23-12/27*

12-1pm FRC

$12

75364

M-F

12/30-1/3*

12-1pm FRC

$12

*No camp 12/25 & 1/1

Daily rates for Pit-Stop Lunch will be available. No need to register, just come in the day of and pay. Cost per day: $4

ROCK BAND BASICS CAMP

NEW

In this camp, students will learn the basics of playing rock music in a band setting. Students will work on songs in a group setting for 4 days of camp, with the final day culminating in a final performance where the students will display their newly discovered skills. It is suggested that students bring their own guitars and bass guitars, and keyboards and drum kit will be provided by the Phoenix Conservatory of Music for the duration of the sessions. No prior experience is required. 8-14 YEARS 75514

M-F

12/23-12/27* 9am-3pm

CC

$143

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory of Music Staff * No class 12/25

SOCCER CAMP This camp is intended to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of soccer. Ball handling skills such as kicking, passing and shooting will be learned during practice drills and game time. Good sportsmanship and teamwork are encouraged. Participants need to wear tennis shoes and are encouraged to bring their own soccer ball and water bottle. The first day of camp will meet in the lobby and the participants will walk to the FRC camp site together. 7-12 YEARS

KIDZ KAMP OVERTIME

75369

Parents can’t get to work on-time or leave work early? Freestone will be taking registration for early drop-off and late pick-up for Kidz Kamp. Requests for refunds or credits must be made 7 days before the start of the program.

Instructor: Nicole Reese *No class 12/25 & 1/1

75365

M-F

12/23-12/27*

8-9am

FRC

$12

75366

M-F

12/23-12/27*

4-5pm

FRC

$12

75367

M-F

12/30-1/3*

8-9am

FRC

$12

75368

M-F

12/30-1/3*

4-5pm

FRC

$12

The Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department is offering the 24 th Annual Holiday Wrestling Camp for beginning and experienced wrestlers 5 years old through 8th grade (2013-2014 school year). The format for the camp is three days of instruction followed by match day for the camp finale. Participants will receive ribbons for each match wrestled and be eligible for the Braiden Rainey Sportsmanship Award. The camp will be conducted by Highland High School Varsity Wrestling Coach, Abel Figueroa. Wrestling Camp will be held at the Highland High School Mini Gym, located at 4301 E. Guadalupe Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85234

*No camp 12/25 & 1/1

Don’t need the whole week? Daily rates for Overtime will also be available. No need to register, just come in the day of and pay. Cost per day: $4

M-F

12/23-1/3*

10-11:30am

FRC

$60

WRESTLING CAMP

5 -6 YEARS (age 5 years -1st grade) Participants must turn 5 years of age before January 3, 2014. 75402

M-F

12/30-1/3* 9-9:45am

nd

HHS

$41

12/30-1/3* 9:55-10:45am HHS

$41

rd

6-8 YEARS (2 -3 Grade) 75403

M-F th

th

8-11 YEARS (4 -5 Grade) 75404

M-F

12/30-1/3* 10:55-11:55am HHS th

$41

th

11-14 YEARS (6 -8 Grade) Participants who are 14 years old must still be in junior high school. 75405

M-F

12/30-1/3* 12-1:15pm

Instructor: Abel Figueroa *No class 1/1

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Youth/Teen Classes (6-16 years)

FREE FAMILY MOVIE SERIES

Martial Arts

HELD THE LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADVANCED

(No registration necessary)

This advanced Sanchin-Ryu class is open to those students holding the rank of Purple belt or higher. Students will be learning advanced forms and techniques as well as their hand-to-hand application. A solid understanding of basic fundamental techniques of Sanchin-Ryu is required.

Join us for a FREE family-friendly movie on the big screen in the McQueen Park Activity Center! Doors open at 6:30pm and movie start at 6:45pm. Bring a blanket, mat or chair* and invite your friends and family to enjoy the fun, Family Movie Series! Popcorn included. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

NOW SHOWING: Oct. 25

Casper (PG)

For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294. *Please have a blanket to place under chairs. Food and drink restrictions may apply.

6+ YEARS 75516

W

10/23-12/11 6-8pm

MPAC

$77

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-FAMILY Sanchin-Ryu is an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size or strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one's self. Taught on an individual basis, students study in a non-competitive environment while working on Sanchin-Ryu's practical movements and no-nonsense approach to self-defense. To truly understand every facet of conflict resolution we study three levels of self-defense awareness; physical, mental and emotional. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 6+ YEARS 75520

F

10/25-12/13* 6:30-7:30pm

75521

SAT 10/26-12/14* 9:30-10:30am

FRC

$34

FRC

$34

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 11/11, 11/28, 11/29 & 11/30 SANCHIN-RYU KARATE & SELF-DEFENSE FOR YOUTH This class combines two programs into one, the art of Sanchin-Ryu and Project: Secure Child. In a non-competitive environment children will learn the martial art of Sanchin-Ryu, which builds self-confidence and develops focus and discipline. Students are taught alternatives to fighting in a positive, go-at-your-own-pace environment. Project: Secure Child is a program designed to address the growing concerns we have for our children's safety. Our goal is to empower children with proven techniques to handle a variety of everyday situations they may encounter. Topics include: How to deal with strangers, bullies and peer pressure. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Benefits of this class include: improved self-confidence, enhanced self-discipline and developed physical fitness. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 6-12 YEARS 75523

TH 10/24-12/12* 5:30-6:30pm

CC

$34

75524

F

FRC

$34

10/25-12/13* 4:30-5:30pm

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 11/28 & 11/29

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Youth/Teen Classes (6-16 years) THEATRE WORX!

Martial Arts - Continued TAE KWON DO ADVANCED Tae Kwon Do Color Belts is for participants with previous Tae Kwon Do experience. Participants will work on blocks, punches, kicks, forms and free sparring. 6-15 YEARS 75314

M/W

Does your child want to be a star of the stage? Come learn the basics of stage dance and vocals. Each class will be devoted to dancing and singing with an emphasis on acting and storytelling. Our grand performance will take place at the end of our session! 8-11 YEARS 75316

M

10/21-12/9* 4-4:45pm

FRC

$36

Instructor: Jennifer Myers *No class 11/11 10/21-11/27*

6-7pm

FRC

$53

Instructor: Donn Kong *No class 11/11 TAE KWON DO BEGINNERS This class is for students with little or no Martial Arts experience. Students will learn basic punches, kicks, blocks and concentrate on form. Students will have an opportunity to move from white belt to yellow belt if they wish to test. 6-12 YEARS 75315

T/TH

10/22-11/26

6-7pm

FRC

$53

Instructor: Donn Kong

Special Interest

Sports

BABYSITTER TRAINING CLASS

ARCHERY CLINICS

The Childcare & Babysitting course (CABS) helps build confidence, self-esteem and skills necessary to care for infants and children on a daily basis and in emergency situations. The course includes CPR & First aid, diaper changing, feeding and choking prevention. Students will receive a workbook and a certificate upon completion. Please bring a sack lunch.

Learn basic archery skills, along with competition tips, while shooting for prizes. For beginner and advanced archers of all ages. All equipment will be provided. Parent(s) must stay on site. A $25 supply fee will collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

10-15 YEARS 73989

SAT

10/12

9am-1pm

SERL

$50

75525

SAT

11/9

9am-1pm

SERL

$50

Instructor: Cross’ Lifeline Emergency Staff

8+ YEARS 75530

M/T/TH/F

12/2-12/6*

4-5pm

MPARK $60

75531

M/T/TH/F

12/9-12/13*

4-5pm

MPARK $60

Instructor: Sandra Reynolds *No class 12/4 & 12/11 ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES & BEGINNERS

DINO DIGS Unearth the remains of the largest reptiles to roam this area at the Riparian Preserve’s simulated dig site with one of our dinosaur experts! Select Wednesdays 6-10 YEARS

Parents come out and shoot with your child. No experience necessary. Great sport the entire family can enjoy together. All equipment is provided. Parent(s) must stay on site during entire class. A $20 supply fee will be collected on the first day of class. 8+ YEARS 75532

75406

W

10/23

4pm

Riparian

$5

75407

W

11/13

4pm

Riparian

$5

75408

W

12/4

4pm

Riparian

$5

SAT

10/26-11/23

2-3pm MPARK

Instructor: Sandra Reynolds

Instructor: Riparian Preserve Staff

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$60


Youth/Teen Classes (6-16 years) Sports - Continued

SPEED AND AGILITY

ARCHERY INTERMEDIATE This class is taught by the top female youth compound archer in the Nation. Intermediate classes are for those who have some archery experience. All equipment is provided. Parent(s) must stay on site during entire class. A $20 supply fee will be collected on the first day of class. 8+ YEARS 75533

SAT 10/26-11/23

3:15-4:15pm MPARK

$60

Instructor: Sandra Reynolds ARCHERY FOR ADULTS

In this Speed and Agility fundamental and skills training class kids will learn the basics and fundamentals of speed and agility. They will be coached by a former 5 year Professional Arena Football Player. Kids will learn teamwork, sportsmanship and commitment. We will teach each kid the proper way to stretch and warm up to avoid injuries along with the proper form and technique to use when they run. Kids will go through circuit training throughout the course of the class, competing with other participants. The objective of this class is for each kid to have fun while becoming better athletes. Kids will know the proper way to stretch and warm up while working on their speed and agility. This class will meet in the grassy area in front of the Skate Park at Freestone Park (FPARK). 6-12 YEARS

See Sports section under ADULT for class description and info.

75538

M/W 10/21-12/11* 5:30-6:30pm

FPARK

$75

Instructor: Coach Carl Richardson *No class 11/11

ARCHERY FOR WOMEN See Sports section under ADULT for class description and info.

SPORTBALL BASEBALL-YOUTH Certified Sportball coaches develop competence and confidence teaching the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Baseball. Skills include throwing, catching, correct batting form, running bases, fielding and positional play. Coaches are trained athletes who have a passion for sharing their love of baseball. Please bring a baseball glove. This class will meet in the McQueen Park Activity Center lobby and then move outside.

BASIC ICE SKATING 1-3 This Basic Skills class teaches basic fundamentals of the sport. The three levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns. Polar Ice (PI) is located at 2305 E Knox Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296.

6-10 YEARS 75539

7-12 YEARS 75536

SAT 10/26-11/23 10:05-10:35am

PI

$75

SAT 10/26-12/14* 1:30-2:30pm

MPARK $79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class

Instructor: Polar Ice Staff SOCCER SKILLS This class will focus on drills and skills of soccer helping to fine tune your child's skills. A variety of drills will be introduced throughout the class to help enhance speed, agility, coordination, and of course team work. This is a fun recreational class for all levels. Participants must wear tennis shoes, and bring bottled water. 7-10 YEARS 75318

T

10/22-12/10

4:15-5pm

Instructor: TBA *No class 11/28

FRC

$40

Instructors Needed!! The Town of Gilbert is looking for individuals and organizations that are interested in joining the Parks and Recreation Team. If you are interested, please fill out an application on line at: www.gilbertaz.gov/hr

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Youth/Teen Classes (6-16 years) Sports - Continued

SPORTBALL SOCCER-YOUTH

Certified Sportball coaches develop competence and confidence teaching the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Basketball. Skills include: shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, offense, footwork, teamwork and positional play. Coaches are trained athletes who have a passion for sharing their love of Basketball.

Certified Sportball coaches introduce, practice and refine sport skills with an enthusiastic and animated approach. Sportball's sport specific classes reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life. This class will meet in the McQueen Park Activity Center lobby and then move outside.

6-8 YEARS

6-10 YEARS

SPORTBALL BASKETBALL-YOUTH

75540

M

10/21-12/9*

75541

TH 10/24-12/12*

4:15-5:15

FRC

$79

75544

5-6pm

MPARK

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/30

5-6pm

DPARK

$79

SPORTBALL TENNIS-YOUTH

SAT

10/26-12/14*

12-1pm

MPARK $79

6-10 YEARS 75542

F

10/25-12/13*

8-12 YEARS 75543

M

10/21-12/9*

5:15-6:15pm FRC

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/11, 11/28 & 11/29

Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Tennis. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Bring water and wear tennis shoes. 6-8 YEARS

Have your next Birthday Party at Freestone Recreation Center! We are a 50,000 sq foot recreation facility equipped with a 42’ rock climbing wall, gymnasium, racquetball courts and game tables (table tennis, foosball and billiards). With each birthday party package, you and your guests will have access to these amenities PLUS you get to leave the set up and clean up to us! Give us a call and we’ll make your child’s party unforgettable.

Call us today! Freestone Recreation Center 1141 E Guadalupe Road

75545

TH

10/24-12/12* 6-7pm

FPARK

75546

F

10/25-12/13* 5:30-6:30pm

MPARK $79

10/25-12/13* 6:30-7:30pm

MPARK $79

8-12 YEARS 75547

F

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/28 & 11/29

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As a Town of Gilbert volunteer you will be part of our service organization committed to enhancing quality of life and serving with integrity, trust and respect. While volunteering, you will make a direct impact on the community and the resources and services that benefit our 220,000 residents. Volunteers are committed and dedicated individuals that love to give back to their community and have fun! Join our team and help us be best in class in all lines of service!

Riparian Preserve Educator

Special Event Volunteer

Volunteer Coach for Gilbert’s Ball Program

Kiddie Korner Volunteer

Parks and Trails Maintenance Volunteer

Adaptive Recreation Volunteer

Court-Ordered Volunteer Go to: http://www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/ and click on Volunteer

Volunteers are also much needed at the Town of Gilbert’s Senior Center to provide assistance with programs for our senior citizens. If interested in volunteering with the Senior Center please email Kris Balzan at: krisbalzan@yahoo.com

The Southeast Regional Library is in need of volunteers to help with the Friends Place store. If you are interested in volunteering with Friends Place, please contact Donna Petersen at: donna7a14petersen@centurylink.net Do you have ideas and suggestions that will make a positive impact on our community, then why not become a board member or commissioner on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Department? For more information go to: http://www.gilbertaz.gov/townhall/boards/boardopenings.cfm

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Gilbert Rotary Centennial Observatory Located on the Riparian Preserve, next to the Southeast Regional Library, Greenfield and Guadalupe in Gilbert

Operated by the East Valley Astronomy Club

Open to the general public every Friday and Saturday evening from dusk until 9:30, weather permitting $3 donation requested—Kids Welcome!

The 2nd Friday of each month is ‘EVAC Star Party’ night—enjoy spending time with amateur astronomers, who will share use of their telescopes and answer questions about yours! Skywatch Lecture series is also held on the 2nd Friday of each month in the Southeast Regional Library, 7:30—8:30 pm. Recommended for ages 12 and up

For more information: send an email to: groc@evaconline.org

Water Ranch Riparian Preserve 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. 3rd Saturday of each month October – April 8 am – noon Tours depart as groups gather Meet near Dragonfly Ramada Free! 42

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Adult Classes (16+ years Health & Fitness BEGINNING YOGA This class is for interested in learning more about yoga. We will work on traditional yoga poses both standing, and sitting, breathing techniques and simple meditation practices. This class is perfect for beginners. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel to class. 16+ YEARS 75324

TH

10/24-12/12*

6-7pm

FRC

$32

Instructor: Sandra Ploszaj*No class 10/31, 11/28

BODY HEART FITNESS CLASSES

Arts and Crafts BEGINNING WATERCOLOR We will be learning various watercolor techniques such as a wash, wet into wet and using objects in our watercolor to create various textures for many great watercolor paintings including still life and landscape paintings. 14+ YEARS 75589

T 10/22-12/10

4-5:30pm

CC

$68

Instructor: Christine Weeks

Dance BELLY DANCE DRILLS In this open level class, students can focus on learning foundational belly dance movements at their own pace. Once the basics of technique are mastered, variations including isolations, transitions, traveling and layering will be introduced. This class is a great complement to the choreography focused classes ‘Beginning Belly Dance’ and ‘Belly Dance Fusion’. Belly dance is friendly to all body types and ages. Please wear something comfortable, bare feet or dance shoes. 16+ YEARS 75258

F

10/25-12/13* 5:30-6:30pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Makela *No class 11/29

MPAC

$34

Ladies, join the Body Heart Ladies Only classes and get your strength and cardio in a fun supportive environment. Body Heart offers Boot Camp--a strength and conditioning class that will energize you, tone you and make you more flexible. Then get your cardio on with a Body Heart Cardio Step class, great for raising the heart rate. Make your own schedule with the flexibility of choosing how many classes you want to take each month: 4, 6, 8, 10 or unlimited. Each listing contains all classes available. All fitness levels are welcome. Classes are on M & TH 8:45-9:45am, 4:30-5:30pm & 6-7pm, SAT 8:459:45am & 10-10:45am. 14+ YEARS 75548

October-4 Classes

SERL

$30

75549

October-6 Classes

SERL

$40

75550

October-8 Classes

SERL

$50

75551

October-10 Classes

SERL

$60

75552

October-Unlimited Classes

SERL

$70

75553

November-4 Classes*

SERL

$30

75554

November-6 Classes*

SERL

$40

75555

November-8 Classes*

SERL

$50

75556

November-10 Classes*

SERL

$60

75557

November-Unlimited Classes *

SERL

$70

Instructor: Joan Upton *No class 11/11, 11/28 & 11/30 GENTLE YOGA This class focuses on restorative and gentle stretching of yoga to increase flexibility and strength. This class is excellent for those with limited mobility or beginners. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel to class. 16+ YEARS 75323

T

10/22-12/10* 6-7pm

FRC

$37

Instructor: Sally Barnes *No Class 11/5

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Adult Classes (16+ years) Martial Arts

TAI JI QUAN

Coming from the Shaolin Tempel it is a short range Kung Fu style. Participants will be taught in the classical way it is taught in China and will learn the foundation, stances, drills, techniques, and dragon styles. You will learn the drills sets and applications of the style.

Introduction to Tai Ji Quan for people with no experience and wanting to be knowledgeable of this Chinese holistic style. Tai Ji Quan, which means Grand Ultimate Fist, is a classical Chinese internal martial arts system created out of the Daoist concept of balance. Tai Ji Quan, with its movements imitating the flow of water, is an exercise which improves balance, coordination, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. All levels are welcome.

16+ YEARS

16+ YEARS

DRAGON STYLE KUNG FU

75305

T/TH

10/22-12/12*

6:30-7:30pm FRC

$72

75306

T

10/22-12/10 7:30-8:30pm FRC

Instructor Peter Pena *No class 11/28

Instructor: Peter Pena

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE-WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE

Special Interest

In a FUN high-energy environment, students learn to act on stressful situations rather than being controlled by them. Learn streetwise techniques designed in a way, so that size, strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. Sign up for this class by yourself or with a friend or family member! Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 15+ YEARS 75558

SAT

11/2

12-2:30pm

FRC

$24

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff

A southern style of Kung Fu that originated in the Shaolin Temple. Hung Gar will teach the practitioner stamina, flexibility and endurance by doing isometric exercises and postures. Self defense and patience are part of this Martial arts class. 16+ YEARS W

CPR & FIRST AID TRAINING Used properly, First Aid and CPR can SAVE LIVES! Learn proper techniques to be effective in an emergency. Recognize the signs/ symptoms of injuries and sudden illness. Receive crucial information on emergencies such as bleeding, shock and burns. Recognize and treat life threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest and choking. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a two year certification card. 16+ YEARS

HUNG GAR KUNG FU

75303

$38

10/23-12/11 6:30-8:30pm

FRC

$77

74086

TH

10/17

6-9pm

SERL

$32

75560

T

11/12

6-9pm

SERL

$32

Instructor: Cross’ Lifeline Emergency Staff CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES Explore your inner author in these creative writing courses. Learn to write your family memories or venture in to the nonfiction genre.

Instructor: Peter Pena A BOOK FOR LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADULT Sanchin-Ryu is an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size or strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one's self. Taught on an individual basis, students study in a non-competitive environment while working on Sanchin-Ryu's practical movements and no-nonsense approach to self-defense. To truly understand every facet of conflict resolution we study three levels of self-defense awareness; physical, mental and emotional. Emphasis is on having fun, building self-confidence, coordination, and leadership skills through the study of a true martial art. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 16+ YEARS

Do you have a mini book inside of you? Receive expert instruction to write, compile, and edit your masterpiece of fiction or nonfiction. Inspirational prompts, writing exercises, and instructional materials are provided. A $10 copy fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 13+ YEARS 75562

SAT

11/2-11/16 12:30-2:30pm SERL

$45

Instructor: Marilyn Janson FLASH FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 11/30

Not enough time to write? Challenge yourself to write 200-500 word stories. Your instructor, a Flash Fiction specialist, will help you to choose Point of View, create characters, plot, visual and sensory imagery, and dialogue. A $10 copy fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADVANCED

13+ YEARS

See MARTIAL ARTS section under YOUTH for class description and info.

75563

75559

SAT 10/26-12/14*

8-9:30am

FRC

$50

SAT

11/2-11/16

10am-12pm

Instructor: Marilyn Janson

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$45


Adult Classes (16+ years) THE NUTS & BOLTS OF HIKING

Special Interest - Continued GARDENING FOR HUMMINGBIRDS Bring the 'jewels of flight,' to your backyard! Riparian Preserve Naturalist, Jennie Rambo will teach you to grow native Sonoran desert nectar plants, and how to design a hummingbird garden for all seasons, during classroom presentations and a garden tour at the Riparian Preserve. 16+ YEARS 75568

SAT

11/9

1:30-3:30pm

SERL

$10

Instructor: Jennie Rambo

Don't be a headline: 'someone is lost or passed out.' Enjoy nature with proper preparation including self-evaluation. A 2 hour class will prepare you for the 3-4 hour hike 1-3 weeks later. Meet new friends! Get out to see the wildlife on the trails that are our neighbors. Hike dates, times and locations will be announced in class. On the day of the hike, hikers will meet at the trailhead. A self-evaluation will be done in class to determine the best hiking location for you and several options will be given for all abilities. Lunch is available on hike day for $12. Back packs and trekking poles are available for loan. Hard sole shoes with tread and thick socks are required for hiking day. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. 13+ YEARS 75616

SAT

11/2

12:30-2:30pm

SERL

$50

Instructor: Hike in Phoenix Staff GARDENING FOR TORTOISES Explore the fascinating world of desert tortoises with Naturalist, Jennie Rambo, who holds 20 years of experience caring for these endearing reptiles. Presentations on tortoise nutrition, wildflower seed, and a garden tour at the Riparian Preserve will help you create the garden of your tortoise's dreams! 16+ YEARS 75569

SAT

11/16

1:30-3:30pm

SERL

$10

Instructor: Jennie Rambo

Sports ARCHERY FOR ADULTS De-stress on your way home from work. All skill levels are invited to join us for fun shooting. Instruction and equipment provided. A $30 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 18+ YEARS

GUITAR BEGINNING This is a thorough introduction or good review class for those interested in learning to play the guitar. Participants will learn basic scales, chords, strumming and how to tune and care for their guitars. We’ll explore different types of music and learn to play a variety of songs. Please bring your own guitar, acoustic or electric without an amplifier. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class. 14+ YEARS 75586

M

10/21-12/9*

6-7:25pm

CC

$60

Instructor: George Giordano *No Class 11/11

GUITAR II This class is for those who have completed the Guitar Beginning course or have knowledge of basic chords. Through learning more songs, participants will expand their repertoire of bar chords and experience different performance styles. Please bring your own guitar, acoustic or electric without an amplifier. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class.

75570

T

10/29-11/26

4-5pm

MPARK $60

Instructor: Sandra Reynolds

ARCHERY FOR WOMEN Tired of your diet and treadmill? Join your female instructor for an afternoon of tightening your abs and strengthening your upper body while taking part in one of the fastest growing sports. No experience necessary. All equipment will be provided as well as healthy snacks and a good time. A $30 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 18+ YEARS 75571

T

10/29-11/26 1:15-2:15pm

MPARK $60

Instructor: Sandra Reynolds

14+ YEARS 75587

W

10/23-12/11

6-7:25pm

CC

$68

Instructor: George Giordano

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Come and join the East Valley’s most exciting and energetic program of Adult Sports Leagues. Join over 64 Adult Men’s Basketball Teams. Register your team for one of our many divisions. (If you don't have a team, feel free to sign-up on the unattached player’s list on the website). Divisions are determined by skill level and playing experience. Teams will play 7 regular season games and end the league with a single elimination tournament that includes gift card prizes. Season begins week of January 26 and continues through mid March. Games are played Monday-Friday 6:30-10pm & Sunday’s 3:30-7:00pm.

DIVISION/LOCATION Men's Intermediate / C.......Sunday early evenings (Greenfield Jr. High) Men's Intermediate / C .........Monday evenings (Greenfield Jr. High) Men's Lower / D ..............Tuesday evenings (Greenfield Jr. High) Men’s 35 and over…...….Tuesday evenings (South Valley Jr. High) Men's Intermediate / C .........Wednesday evenings (Greenfield Jr. High) Men's Upper / B .........Thursday evenings (Greenfield Jr. High) Men's Intermediate / C .......Thursday evenings (South Valley Jr. High) Men’s Intermediate / C ……..Friday evenings (Greenfield Jr. High)

GYM LOCATIONS: Greenfield Junior High School, 101 S. Greenfield Rd. South Valley Jr. High, 2034 S. Lindsay Rd. TEAM ENTRY FEE: $490 per team

REGISTRATION: Teams may register December 16 - January 9 or until leagues fill. League fee and completed rosters are due upon registration. Team registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. TEAM ROSTER: E-mail your team's roster using the fillable form on the town website: www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/sports-adult.cfm. Save a copy to your files for future season's changes and e-mail directly to us and save time. Minimum of 5 players - maximum 15. Players' names, addresses, phone numbers and signatures are required. Roster changes may be made until the start of each team's third game.

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Adult Volleyball League WINTER LEAGUE INFORMATION DIVISIONS: Co-Ed Upper / A and Co-Ed Upper / B will both play on Monday evenings. SEASON: Begins Monday, January 27th and continues through mid March (includes league play and single-elimination tournament). LOCATION: Games played at South Valley Junior High School, 2034 S. Lindsay Road. LEAGUE FEE: $275 per team. Make check payable to the “Town of Gilbert.� REGISTRATION: Teams may register December 16 - January 9 or until the league fills. League fee and completed rosters are due upon registration. Team registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. ROSTER: E-mail your team's roster using the fillable form on the town website: www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/sports-adult.cfm. Save a copy to your files for future season's changes and e-mail directly to us and save time. Minimum of 6 players - maximum 12. Players' names, addresses, phone numbers, and signatures are required. Roster changes may be made up until the start of each team's third game. DEADLINE: Completed rosters and league fees are due Thursday, January 9 at 6pm, or until the

league fills. Email, drop off or mail registration to: Gilbert Parks and Recreation 90 E. Civic Center Drive Gilbert, AZ 85296 (480) 503-6200 Visit our Website for additional information and information on how to submit a roster at: www. Gilbertaz.gov/parks/sports-adult.cfm

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WINTER REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION: All teams (new and returning) must e-mail, mail or drop off a completed roster with a minimum of ten players' names, addresses, and signatures to the Gilbert Parks and Recreation office, 90 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert, AZ, 85296 between December 16 - January 2. All rosters must be received by January 2, by 6pm to be considered for registration. Postmarks will not be accepted. Please make a copy of your roster before turning it in. Only original rosters will be accepted (no faxes, Xeroxed copies, etc.). ROSTER PROCESS FOR 2014: There are three ways to get your roster in: e-mail, drop off or mail registration to: 90 E. Civic Center Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85296. E-mail your team's roster using the fill able form on the town website: www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/sports-adult.cfm. Save a copy to your files for future season's changes and e-mail directly to us and save time.

REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: On Thursday, January 9, the softball registration will be held at the Southeast Regional Library (Greenfield and Guadalupe)

LATE REGISTRATION: Teams that do not submit completed rosters by the January 2nd deadline may register for any remaining league openings at 8:15 pm on January 9th. Teams must bring a completed roster and payment. (subject to availability). Limited openings may still be available after January 9th, Interested teams should call (480) 503-6242 Please visit our website at

Registration for each category will not begin until the previous category is complete. Attendance is required. PAYMENT: All teams must have payment for the entry fee at the time of their selection on January 9th.

Only one check per team will be accepted! Women 6:00pm

Co-Ed

6:00pm 7:30pm

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GAME TIMES & LOCATION Game times are listed on the charts below. Please note that game times rotate and are based on number of teams in the league. All games will be played at Freestone Park (Juniper & Lindsay) LEAGUE STRUCTURE

*A mandatory $25 A.S.A. sanctioning fee will be charged to all teams once a year for 2014. All efforts will be made to have rosters available at the ball fields before the end of each season for player signatures. It is the responsibility of each team to ensure they have a completed roster submitted in accordance with the league deadlines. All league schedules are based on the total number of team entries. 8 Team Leagues Single header will include a 7 game schedule. Double header will include a 14 game schedule. Includes a post-season single-elimination tournament.

Day

League

Level

Mon Co-Ed Doubleheader Mon Men's Doubleheader Tues Women's Doubleheader Tues Co-Ed Doubleheader Weds Men's Doubleheader Weds Men's Doubleheader Thurs Co-Ed Doubleheader Thurs Men's Doubleheader Fri Co-Ed Doubleheader Fri Co-Ed Singleheader Fri Co-Ed Singleheader Sun Co-Ed Singleheader Sun Co-Ed Singleheader Sun Men's Singleheader

IMPORTANT 2014 SPRING LEAGUE DATES Rosters Submitted .......... 3/3/14–4/3/14 Registration /Payment .... 4/10/14 League Play Begins .......... 4/28/14

Game Times

D 6:30, 7:30pm D 8:30, 9:30pm C 6:30, 7:30 1st wk C 8:30, 9:30 1st wk D 6:30, 7:30 pm B 8:30, 9:30 pm D 6:30, 7:30pm D 8:30, 9:30pm C 6:30, 7:30 1st wk D I 8:30pm 1st wk D II 9:30pm 1st wk D 5:30pm C 6:30pm D 7:30pm

League Fee ASA Fee $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $580 $365 $365 $365 $365 $365

$25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25 $25

The Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to adjust any policy, regulation, procedure, or format without notice, and to classify teams as necessary.

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Adaptive Recreation Classes & Events Cooking COOKING 101 In your cooking class, we will provide easy to follow recipes that are fun to make and fast to put together. We will also learn basic kitchen safety tips. How-to instructions will be provided each week to re-create at home. Bring home the skills to be a great chef! The possibilities are endless! Participants should be able to follow simple directions. You must register for this class, drop-in is not allowed for this class. 8+YEARS

Adaptive Recreation Classes (8+yrs)

75345

W

10/23-11/13

5-6pm

CC

$28

75346

W

11/20-12/11

5-6pm

CC

$28

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

Arts & Crafts

How to Register: Individuals with special needs are encouraged to contact Krista Neugebauer to be put on our mailing list for newsletters and email blasts. 480-503-6270 krista.neugebauer@gilbertaz.gov To register for classes, events, or field trips please visit www.gilbertrecreation.com

HANDMADE CRAFTS Come have fun with your friends while making a new craft each week. Each handmade craft will be a great keepsake item for yourself or to give as a gift. This class is designed specifically for persons with special needs. Can’t come every week? Pay as you go. You must RSVP to guarantee your spot, no exceptions! Participants should be able to follow simple directions. 8+ YEARS 75371

T 10/22-12/10

4:30-5:30pm CC

$40/$5 per week

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

Martial Arts SANCHIN-RYU KARATE FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Have fun learning the fundamental movements of Sanchin-Ryu. Benefits of this program include: Enhanced balance and coordination, improved motor-skills and useful self-defense techniques. Students study in a fun, high-energy, non-competitive environment. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. Participants must be able to follow simple directions. You must register for this class, drop-in is not allowed for this class. 10+ YEARS 75572

Registering

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10/21-12/9*

4:30-5:30pm CC

$34

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Staff *No class 11/11

NOW!

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Adaptive Recreation Classes & Events Adaptive Recreation - Weekly Social Night

Sports

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL NIGHTS RECREATION BOWLING Individuals with special needs 8 years and older are encouraged to join in the fun of bowling. Taking part in this sport provides individuals the chance to develop physical fitness, self-confidence and build strong relationships. Those needing extra supervision must provide his/her own aide. Register in advance to guarantee your bowling lane. Can’t come every week; pay as you go. Practices will be held at Brunswick Zone XL, 1160 S. Gilbert Rd. Register early space is limited! All bowlers must register or RSVP to guarantee space no exceptions!

Join us every other Wednesday night as we get together for a social hour with friends! We will play bingo, sing karaoke, and boogie to the top hits as we spend some time getting to know each other. The Town of Gilbert will no longer be providing snacks for social nights, please contact the Community Center at 480-503-6290 if you would like to donate a snack. FREE!! Registration is appreciated. 8+ YEARS 75333

W

10/23

6-7pm

CC

FREE KARAOKE

8+ YEARS

75339

W

11/6

6-7pm

CC

FREE BINGO

75414 TH 12/5-1/9 4:30-5:30pm Brunswick’s $30/$5 per week

75340

W

11/20

6-7pm

CC

FREE

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

75341

W

12/4

6-7pm

CC

FREE KARAOKE

SOCK HOP

Health & Fitness POM & CHEER Let’s Go Gilbert! Join our gold medal team and have a blast learning cheers, chants, and dances! Cheerleaders will have the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics Cheer competition in March. This activity gives participants a chance to belong to a team, make new friends, increase coordination and enhance self-esteem. 8+ YEARS 75416

W 10/23-12/11

4-5pm

CC

$40/$5 per week

Instructor: TBA

BASKETBALL Do you want to slam dunk into fun, get some exercise, and meet new friends? Then join the Town of Gilberts basketball team! Players will learn basic drills, ball handling, team work, and more all while having a blast playing with your friends. Participants will have the opportunity to compete in the Special Olympics basketball tournament in the Spring.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Spend you birthday month with us! During the month of your birthday you can get into our monthly event for FREE!!

8+YEARS 75417

F

11/1-12/13* 4-5pm FRC

$35/$5 per week

Instructor: TBA *No Class 11/29

Volunteers are always welcome! Please call Warren Miller at 480-503-6222 or Christie Captain at 480-503-6223 for more information!

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Please Register with the Town of Gilbert so your birthday is on file, or bring an I.D. to the event.

Classes and field trips are not included in this offer.

Holiday Session 2013


Adaptive Recreation Classes & Events Events

FREE GYM MEMBERSHIP

ATTENTION ALL YOU SPECIAL EVENT LOVERS!! Now you can register and pay for special events on-line at www.Gilbertrecreation.com

As a participant of the Town of Gilbert’s Adaptive recreation program you are able to receive a monthly gym membership valid at Freestone Recreation Center and the Gilbert Community Center. You must be enrolled in at least two paid for TOG classes or activities. Please call 480-503-6270 for more information.

OCTOBER HALLOWEEN BALL Let's do the Monster Mash! Wear your Halloween costume for all your friends to see! There will be a costume contest and a Haunted House. We'll have a great time dancing to music and enjoying old and new friends. Light refreshments will be served. 14+YEARS 73247

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10/25

6-9pm

CC

$5

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NOVEMBER FIELD TRIP TO THE ARIZONA STATE FAIR Come enjoy all the sights, sounds, and smells the Arizona State Fair has to offer! Field trip includes admission, a hot dog lunch, and kiddie games. Bring extra money for additional food or souvenirs, and have a fun time with your friends! Transportation is provided and is limited to 10 passengers. Participants are welcome to join us at the State Fair Grounds once the van is full.

Registration is required. 14+YEARS 73248 F

11/1

7:30am-1pm

CC

FREE

DECEMBER HOLIDAY BALL Get dressed up and join us for this semi-formal dance to celebrate the winter holidays! You can bring a date or come ready to meet new friends. We'll have a great time dancing to music and dinner and drinks will be served. This dance is designed for teens and adults with special needs. 14+ YEARS 75328

F

12/20

6-9pm

CC

$5

ZOO LIGHTS FIELD TRIP Get ready for the holidays with a special field trip to the Phoenix Zoo at night! Participants will walk through the beautiful landscape of the zoo all while enjoying one of the most amazing light exhibits in Arizona! Transportation is provided and is limited to 10 passengers. Participants are welcome to join us at the Phoenix Zoo once the van is full. Registration is required. 14+YEARS 73249

F

12/13

5:30-9pm

CC

$13

www.GilbertRecreation.com

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Older Active Adult Classes - 55+ years The following programs are offered at the Gilbert Senior Center/Community Center 130 N. Oak St. 480-503-6290

ZUMBA Zumba combines a dance workout with a party-like atmosphere. Zumba takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout to make it accessible for seniors. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs, and arms with dance moves. Monday (video)

2-3pm

CC

$2/Per class

Friday

8:45-9:45am

CC

$5/per class

Ongoing Events & Programs Bingo - Mondays and Fridays 10:15-11:30am (Cost is $.50 a card; Max. three cards) Blood Pressure Checks - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 10am-12pm Entertainment -Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-12pm Knitting/Crocheting Club - Wednesdays 12:30pm

Older Active Adult Classes 55+ years

Rummikub Club - Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-3:30pm

Health and Fitness

Bridge Club - Thursdays 12:30-3pm

Craft Club/Scrapbooking - Fridays 12:15-3pm

Jewelry Club - Mondays 12:30pm TAI CHI Tai Chi/Medical Chi Chong will help to relieve arthritis, stress, and enhance your immune system. This class is for anybody at any level. This class is on-going. No registration required. Monday

9-9:45am

CC

No Charge

My Place Boutique At the Gilbert Senior Center

YOGA Viniyoga is an approach to yoga that takes into consideration each student’s abilities. Each person’s yoga practice needs to be one that serves him or her best. Come experience the benefits for your body. This class is on-going. No registration required. Wednesday

9-10am

CC

No Charge

CHAIR EXERCISES A great way to exercise with a low impact style. This class is 30 minutes long and provides upper and lower stretching and movement. This class is for anybody at any level!! This class is on-going. No registration required. Tuesday

8:30-9am

CC

No Charge

SILVER SNEAKERS The Silver Sneakers Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping our seniors to live healthy and active lifestyles. Come join us for a fun way to exercise!! Tuesday/Thursday 9-10am

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CC

No Charge

Gilbert Parks and Recreation

Located within the Gilbert Community Center 130 North Oak St. Gilbert, AZ 85233 Store Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-1pm Donations of books, clothes, household items, or anything else to the boutique can be made during senior center hours: 8-4pm Monday-Friday

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Perry Library - Holiday Programs

Perry Branch

Maricopa County Library District Perry Branch 1965 East Queen Creek Road Gilbert, AZ 85297 Phone: 602.652.3000 www.mcldaz.org

HOLIDAY 2013 PROGRAMS Perry Library

For families, children . . . everyone! Usher in the holiday season with Perry Branch Library & Perry High School! Join us for cookies, hot chocolate and coffee while you enjoy the festivities! Event Agenda: 4:30-6:30pm Visit the Elves, Newsstand Room 4:30-5:30pm Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Meeting Room 4:45-5:15pm Caroling, Main Library 5:30-6pm Pajama Story Time, Main Library ALL AGES WELCOME 4:30-6:30pm

Perry Library

TH

Perry Library Free

Free

All ages welcome TH

@ Perry Library

10/24-12/5* 6-6:30pm *(excluding holidays)

Perry Library Free

Children’s Programs PAWS FOR READING Join a registered therapy dog who loves stories. Children ages five and older are invited to read their favorite book to the special library dog. Children ages 5+. SAT

Story Time

10/24-12/12* 10:30-11am *(excluding holidays)

This weekly program is designed for children ages 2 to 7, but all family members of all ages are welcomed. Miss Tara uses lots of music, puppets, and props to bring stories to life and often has interactive, hands-on activities to get children involved. No registration needed.

7TH ANNUAL CAROLING IN THE LIBRARY

12/12

3 ½-5 YEAR OLDS

FAMILY STORY TIME

Family Programs

TH

PRE-K STORY TIME 3 ½ to 5 year olds will develop a love of books, learning letter sounds, flannel board rhymes, songs and music, shakers, scarf dancing, and parachute play. Learn tips for early literacy skills. No registration needed.

11/16

10:30am-12:30pm

Teen Programs

Perry Library

Free

@ Perry Library

WIGGLE WORMS Come to the library for age-appropriate stories and activities for little wigglers. Registration needed. Register online at www.mcldaz.org one week in advance of each session. Geared for children ages 18 months to 3 ½ years accompanied by a caregiver. 18 MONTHS-3 ½ YEARS M/T

10/21-12/10 10:30-11am Perry Library Free *(excluding holidays & 4th Mondays)

Have fun sharing books, lap-sit songs and rhymes, puppets, music and shakers, and the parachute. Learn tips to build a foundation for reading. Playtime follows program. This program is for babies birth to 20 months accompanied by a caregiver. For the safety and enjoyment of the babies, no older children are allowed. No registration needed. BIRTH-20 MONTHS 10/23-12/11 10:30-11am *(excluding holidays)

12-18 YEARS T

BABY TIME

W

BOOKHYPE The Teens’ Top Ten is an ongoing project in which publishers of young adult books provide pre-published copies and recently published copies of titles to teen book discussion groups in libraries. In exchange, teen readers evaluate books from more than 30 participating publishers. Bookhype is a happy group of avid readers and reviewers.

11/19

3:30-5pm

Perry Library

Free

KNIT HAPPENS! Are you looking for a project to help you earn hours of community service? Join us in continuing the tradition of fun, food and friendship-all levels welcome. Join us to learn more about our current service project! 12-18 YEARS T 10/22, 11/12, 11/26, 12/10 2:30-3:45pm Perry Library Free

Perry Library Free

www.GilbertRecreation.com

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Perry Library - Holiday Programs Adult Programs

Book Discussion Groups for Adults

GENEALOGY CLUB Genealogy enthusiasts! Join us for a monthly program that helps you trace your family roots. ADULTS 18+ YEARS W

11/6, 12/4

1-3pm

Perry Library

Free

PERRY ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Join us each month for a lively discussion of titles by debut authors. Refreshments will be served. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for titles to be discussed. ADULTS 18+ YEARS M

COMMON THREADS Come join the fellowship of THE COMMON THREADS, the Perry Knitting & Crocheting group and enjoy fun, food, and friendship while creating and sharing needlework projects. All ages and abilities welcome!

10-11:30am Perry Library

ADULTS 18+ YEARS

10/24, 11/14, 12/12 1-2:30pm Perry Library Free T

PERRY FILM SERIES

11/12, 12/3

10-11am

Join us for a monthly viewing of some great indie, foreign and documentary films. Movie begins promptly at 1pm. Popcorn will be provided. Check for each month’s film title on displayed posters, our monthly paper event calendar, or by asking at the One Desk. ADULTS 18+ YEARS T

10/29, 11/26

1-3pm

Perry Library

Free

CREATIVE WRITING Local author, Gerri Brooks, will lead a monthly creative writing workshop for beginners to advanced level writers. Note: Bring a notebook to class each week. ADULTS 18+ YEARS W

11/13, 12/11

1-3pm

Perry Library

Free

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP Practice and learn English speaking & listening skills through our English conversation class. ADULTS 18+ YEARS F 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6 10:30am-12pm Perry Library Free INTRODUCTION TO THE LIBRARY’S eCOLLECTION Learn about some of the great electronic resources available through the library’s electronic collection. You can access books, music, online classes, language tutorials and a vast array of research topics and more! ADULTS 18+ YEARS T

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Free

PERRY BOOKENDS ADULT FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION Adults of all ages are invited to read and discuss selected fiction titles each month. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for titles to be discussed.

ADULTS 18+ YEARS TH

10/28, 11/25

11/19

1-2p

Perry Library

Free

Gilbert Parks and Recreation

Holiday Session 2013

Perry Library Free


Southeast Regional Library - SERL Maricopa County Library District Southeast Regional Branch 775 N. Greenfield Road Gilbert, AZ 85297 Phone: 602.652.3000

SERL

HOLIDAY 2013 PROGRAMS August 19 - October 5

Youth Programs @ SERL - Continued KBC (KID'S BOOK CLUB) AT SOUTHEAST Come join the KBC. Our Magic Tree House book club is expanding to include more juvenile books. Club members get to vote on which books to read. Each month there will be lively discussions or trivia games. Crafts and activities will also be part of the fun. Register online at www.mcldaz.org. CHILDREN AGES 8-12

(Southeast Regional Library)

T

4-5pm

SERL

Free

PAWS 2 READ Register at mcldaz.org for your child to read to a registered therapy dog.

Storytimes @ SERL ALL AGES STORYTIME

CHILDREN AGES 5+

Storytime limited to 60 children and their caregivers. T, W, TH 10:30am SERL

Free

ALL AGES STORYTIME Storytime limited to 60 children and their caregivers. W 11:15am SERL

Free

INFANT LAPSIT Limited to 20 babies. T

11/12, 12/10

11:15am

SERL

SAT

11/9, 12/14

10:30am-12:00pm SERL

Free

Teen Programs @ SERL

Free

STUDY CLUB AT SOUTHEAST We’ll have a quiet space, computers to work on, and a librarian on hand to help you with research. Grades 5-12

JUST 4’5 AND 5’s STORYTIME Storytime limited to 25 children ages 4 or 5 for an independent storytime TH 11:15am SERL Free

Youth Programs @ SERL

M

10/21

4-5pm

SERL

Free

LIBRARY SCAVENGER HUNT Hey teens and tweens, test your library skills with a team scavenger hunt over fall break. Meet in the Dig. Prizes will be awarded. 12-18 YEARS

ART OF DRAWING Do you like to doodle? Like comics and cartoons, and want to make some of your own? Or maybe landscapes or portraits are your thing? If you like to draw, come hone your skills in our Art of Drawing Group. Open to kids and teens. Register online at www.mcldaz.org. CHILDREN AGES 10+ and TEENS W

11/13, 12/11

4-5pm

SERL

Free

TH

10/10

2-4pm

SERL

Free

LIBRARYCON Come to the Southeast Regional LibraryCon to celebrate all of the stuff that you love including comics, anime/manga, cosplay, cartoons, gaming, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy books, movies, and games. Costumes encouraged! Test your knowledge in our trivia contest and show off your amazing style in the costume contest. There will also be gaming, a zombie walk, and cosplayers. AGES 12 & UP

CRAFT CLUB Are you feeling crafty? Come join us at the Southeast Regional Library craft club from 4pm-5pm. No registration is required to attend this event. Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the event starts. The craft club is limited to 15 participants. We will meet in the dig for this event. 6-10 YEARS. T 11/5, 12/3 4-5pm SERL Free

SAT

10/26

12-4pm

SERL

Free

All programs offered by Maricopa County Library District are Free. Registration information at www.mcldaz.org

www.GilbertRecreation.com

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Southeast Regional Library - SERL Adult Book Discussion Groups

Adult Programs @ SERL

BOOKENDS ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Adults of all ages read and discuss fiction titles on the third Tuesday of each month. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for titles to be discussed. ADULTS 18+ YEARS T

10/29, 11/19, 12/17 10:30-11:30am SERL

Free

MONDAY MORNING MUSINGS Join us each month for a lively discussion of titles by debut authors. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 10:30am. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for titles to be discussed. ADULTS 18+ YEARS M

11/18, 12/9

10:30-11:30am

SERL

Free

NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Adults of all ages read and discuss nonfiction titles on the third or fourth Thursday of each month. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for titles to be discussed. ADULTS 18+ YEARS TH

10/24, 11/21,12/19

3-5pm

SERL

Free

MYSTERY LOVER’S BOOK CLUB Join us monthly to discuss a book from the mystery, thriller, or suspense genre. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for titles to be discussed. ADULTS 18+ YEARS T

11/12, 12/10

7-8pm

SERL

Free

ONE-ON-ONE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ASSISTANCE If you need assistance learning how to download digital eBooks or audiobooks to your reading device, then drop in for one-on-one help with a library professional. PLEASE NOTE: Assistance is limited to questions about digital books and services and will not address specific technical questions about each device. Please be prepared with the following information before attending: Basic use of your eReader device; for example, accessing device settings, accessing WIFI, how to login using device keyboard, etc. An active Maricopa County Library District account and card For Kindle devices your Amazon account login For Apple, Android, Nook your Adobe ID account login For Apple devices your Apple ID M

10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 12/30 11am-12pm SERL Free

TH 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 12/26 5-6pm SERL Free HITCHCOCK FILM SERIES DON’T MISS THIS THRILLING FILM SERIES FOR ADULTS. Join us for a 5 part series of Hitchcock films ending with the new film with Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock. TH

10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 6:30pm

SERL

Free

SOCIAL SECURITY AND YOU As you prepare to sign up for Social Security, come & listen to an AARP representative; you will hear an informative, unbiased opinion. Get your facts straight before you decide which way to go. SAT 11/2

10am

SERL

Free

SCOTTISH GENEALOGY Dale Foote from the FamilySearch Library will provide tips and information for Scottish genealogy research. Register online at www.mcldaz.org. W

11/6

10-11am

SERL

Free

KNIT2GETHER Meet, mingle and yak about yarn with other local fiber enthusiasts! Come to the Knit 2gether group and have fun trading and sharing patterns, techniques and tips while creating and sharing all types of needlework projects. All skill levels are welcome! TH

11/14, 12/12

10:30-11:30am

SERL

Free

GENEALOGY RESEARCH: USING THE FAMILYSEARCH LIBRARY WIKI James Tanner from the Mesa FamilySearch Library will talk about using the library's Wiki to help with your genealogy research. Register online at www.mcldaz.org. W

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Gilbert Parks and Recreation

12/4

10-11am

Holiday Session 2013

SERL

Free


2013 holiday rec guide