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FALL 2018

E D I U G N O I T A RECRE

AUGUST • SEPTEMBER • OCTOBER

Library Services * Parks * Recreation Riparian * Special Events * Sports


Gilbert Parks & Recreation Letter from the

IN THIS ISSUE

Director

GENERAL INFORMATION Contact & Connect Information Classes & Program Information Recreation Center & Program Locations Community & Family Events

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RECREATION CLASSES & PROGRAMS Adaptive Recreation Fall Break Specialty Camps Parent/Tot Classes Early Childhood Classes Youth/Teen Classes Youth Sports Coalition Information Youth & Adult Sports Adult Classes Gilbert Senior Center Programs Riparian Preserve Programs

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LIBRARY SERVICES & PROGRAMS Perry Library Southeast Regional Library

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FACILITY INFORMATION Library, Pools & Riparian Information Park Information

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This Fall is an exciting time for Gilbert Parks and Recreation. While the weather cools down the construction of Gilbert Regional Park, Desert Sky Park and Elliot District Park heat up. The addition of these 3 parks will provide new amenities and opportunities for additional programming, trails, field rentals and community events. The department is appreciative of the communities support with assisting in the designs by attending open houses and design workshops over the past few years. As these projects transition into construction the countdown begins for when we can all celebrate and utilize these amazing parks. The first phase of Gilbert Regional Park opens in September of 2019 and will include an iconic playground, large splashpad, sports courts and ramadas with additional features such as the great lawn opening in 2020. Desert Sky Park will also be opening in 2019 and will include multi-use fields, playground and a lake. The addition of Elliot District Park in February of 2019 will increase the field rental availability in the community by 8 baseball/softball fields and an indoor soccer field while also increasing visitors to the Gilbert community by hosting state and national tournaments. Stay up to date with the progress of these projects by following our social media outlets Facebook and Instagram @GilbertParksRec. The Gilbert Parks and Recreation Foundation is hosting the second annual “LAKESIDE LUAU” on October 20, 2018 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. This event raised over $15,000 last year to fund the Gilbert Parks and Recreation’s Gilbert Assistance Program (GAP). GAP provides scholarships to connect our residents with recreation opportunities. It will be an exciting family event and all proceeds go to enhance parks and recreation in Gilbert! Did you know that you can become a “Friends of the Foundation” member and receive numerous benefits such as early program registration? Check out all the exciting opportunities to support Gilbert Parks and Recreation at www.mygprf.org From all of us here at Gilbert Parks & Recreation, thank you for supporting our parks and programs making Gilbert Parks & Recreation best in class!

On the Cover: Special Olympics athletes TJ Tilton, Jennifer Gannon, Lanaya Gardner and Rebekah Alls celebrate victory after last year’s bowling tournament. To learn more about Gilbert’s Adaptive Recreation programs for individuals with disabilities go to pg. 7.

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Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

Robert Carmona Interim Parks and Recreation Director


Contact & Connect Gilbert Parks & Recreation Gilbert Parks & Recreation Offices 90 East Civic Center Drive Gilbert, AZ 85296

...Our Mission Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department commits to provide superior parks, recreation and cultural programs, which exceed customer expectations, enhance the quality of life, and promote lifelong leisure and educational pursuits. These services are provided by a dedicated team, focused on fairness, trust and innovation, with a commitment to excellence.

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Gilbert Parks & Recreation

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Town of Gilbert complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For accomodations, please call (480) 503-6200.

Gilbert Assistance Program (GAP)

This scholarshop program is designed to help economically challenged children to be able to participate in Gilbert Re c re a t i o n P ro g ra m s . C l i c k fo r m o re i n fo r m a t i o n .

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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How To Register General Registration Information

Online Registration Begins July 24 for Residents

If you have not created a Gilbert Recreation Account, you must create one in order to register. If you have created one and can’t access your account, please call 480-503-6200.

GilbertRecreation.com

Fall Session Registration: Friends of the Foundation Members: Monday, July 23 Gilbert Resident Registration: Tuesday, July 24 Non-Resident Registration: Thursday, July 26 Holiday Recreation Guide Online: Friday, September 14

Walk-In Registration Begins July 24 for Residents

Feel free to visit any of these locations during typical business hours to register in person:

Class Policies, Cancelation & Refund Information Withdrawals, transfers and refunds are allowed up to 10 days prior to the program start date, less a $5 administrative fee. The administrative fee does not apply when the Town initiates a class cancelation due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case the full class fee will be credited back to the customer account. Classes priced at $10 or less are nonrefundable. No refunds or transfers within 10 days prior to the program start date. Please notice that the refund/credit timeline has changed to 10 days prior to the program start date. Click here for more information.

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Freestone Recreation Center Gilbert Community Center Gilbert Parks & Recreation Offices McQueen Park Activity Center

1141 E. Guadalupe Rd. 130 N. Oak St. 90 E. Civic Center Dr. 510 N. Horne St.

Mail-In Registration Begins July 24 for Residents

Mail Registration Form along with payment to: Attention: Registration 90 E. Civic Center Dr. Gilbert, AZ 85296 Make checks payable to Town of Gilbert

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

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Recreation Centers M P A C

F R C FREESTONE RECREATION CENTER 1141 E. Guadalupe Rd. 480-503-6202

Hours: M-F 5:15am-10pm SAT 7am-9pm SUN 10am-5pm

MCQUEEN PARK ACTIVITY CENTER 510 N. Horne St. 480-503-6294

Hours: M-F 8am-9pm SAT 9:30am-5pm SUN CLOSED

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

Hours: M-TH 8am-6pm F 8am-5pm SAT 9am-12pm

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY Hours: Recreation Hours 775 N. Greenfield Rd. Vary 480-503-6256 (Classes and facility rental information only)

PROGRAM LOCATIONS & ABBREVIATIONS CC CPARK DPARK FPARK FRC MPAC MPARK PPARK RP SERL

Gilbert Community Center Crossroads District Park Discovery District Park Freestone District Park Freestone Recreation Center McQueen Park Activity Center McQueen District Park Page Park Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Southeast Regional Library

130 N. Oak St. 2155 E. Knox Rd. 2214 E. Pecos Rd. 1045 E. Juniper Rd. 1141 E. Guadalupe Rd. 510 N. Horne St. 490 N. Horne St. 120 N. Oak St. 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. 775 N. Greenfield Rd.

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Community & Family Events

JULY 2018

OCTOBER 2018

WIGGLE WORM ADVENTURES

WIGGLE WORM ADVENTURES

M/W/F │ 9-11am 5 Years & Under │ $1.50 Res/$2 Non-Res McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294

AUGUST 2018 WIGGLE WORM ADVENTURES

M/W/F through Aug. 10 then F ONLY │ 9-11am 5 Years & Under │ $1.50 Res/$2 Non-Res McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294

STORYTIME WITH BEAR

AUG 10 │ 10am & 10:30am seatings All Ages │ FREE McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294

September 2018 WIGGLE WORM ADVENTURES EVERY FRIDAY │ 9-11am 5 Years & Under │ $1.50 Res/$2 Non-Res McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294 STORYTIME WITH BEAR

SEPT 14 │ 10am & 10:30am seatings All Ages │ FREE McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294

MOVIE IN THE PARK-MOANA

SEPT 28 │ 6:30pm All Ages │ FREE Gilbert Community Center │ 480-503-6290

EVERY FRIDAY │ 9-11am 5 Years & Under │ $1.50/$2 McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294

MOVIE IN THE PARK-TBD

OCT 5 │ 6:30pm All Ages │ FREE Gilbert Community Center │ 480-503-6290

DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES

OCT 11 │ 6:30-8:30PM All Ages │ FREE Water Tower Plaza │ gilbertaz.gov/concerts

STORYTIME WITH BEAR

OCT 12 │ 10am & 10:30am seatings All Ages │ FREE McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294

MOVIE IN THE PARK-INCREDIBLES 2

OCT 19 │ 6:30pm All Ages│ FREE Gilbert Community Center │ 480-503-6290

DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES

OCT 25 │ 6:30-8:30PM All Ages │ FREE Water Tower Plaza │ gilbertaz.gov/concerts


Adaptive Recreation & Events ADAPTIVE RECREATION OVERVIEW

The Gilbert Parks & Recreation Adaptive Recreation Program strives to provide a comfortable, inviting, educational, and social environment where participants can learn and interact with others. The goal is to provide the best opportunities for participants to enrich their lives.

AR Events AUGUST MOVIE AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a movie on the big screen! We will have pizza, popcorn, and drinks! Movie is TBA and will be shown on the big screen inside the Gilbert Community Center, 130 N Oak St. 8+YEARS 12547 F 8/17 6:30-8:30pm CC $5

PANGAEA HOME OF THE DINOSAURS

Transport yourself in time and travel back to the days of dinosaurs! This new dinosaur exhibit at Odysea in the Desert is sure to excite anyone with any interest in the huge creatures that used to roam the earth! Ticket includes admission to the entire exhibit and all of the attrations. Please bring an additional $15-20 for lunch at Johnny Rockets. Transportation is provided and is limited to 20 passengers. Registration is required to receive group pricing. 14+YEARS 12548 F 8/24 10am-3pm CC $28

SEPTEMBER OLD WEST HOE DOWN Throw on your hat and put on them boots ‘cause it’s time to do the barnyard boogie! We will have a great time dancing to your favorite country music and today’s hits too. There will also be a hay-ride and yummy chili to enjoy. This dance will be held at the Gilbert Community Center 130 N Oak St. Gilbert, AZ. 14+YEARS 14202 F 9/14 6-9pm CC $5

BUILD-A-BEAR FIELD TRIP

On this field trip we will go to Build-A-Bear where you can choose a toy to stuff! Give your toy a name and take it with you to their new special home. After we will go to the food court at the mall to eat lunch. Please bring additional money for lunch. Transportation is provided and is limited to 20 passengers. Participants are welcome to join us at Chandler Mall once the van is full. Registration is required to receive group pricing. 14+YEARS 14203 F 9/28 10am-2pm CC $25

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. We’ll have a great time dancing to music and enjoying old and new friends. Light refreshments will be served. 14+YEARS 14200 F 10/26 6-9pm CC $5

COMEDY SHOW AT IMPROV MANIA

Join us at the improv club for a night of fun, laughter, and games with Chandlers best comedy club, Improv Mania. This is a family friendly show and relies heavily on audience participating with shouting out suggestions. We will start the evening off at Serranos for dinner and then head to the show. There will be no shortage of laughs on this field trip! Please bring extra money for dinner. 14+YEARS 14209 F 10/12 5-8:30pm CC $14

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Adaptive Recreation & Events COOKING 101-ADAPTIVE RECREATION

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL NIGHT

Join us once a month as we get together for a social hour with friends! We will play bingo, sing karaoke, play games, and more 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. 12+YEARS 13601 W 8/15 5:30-6:30pm CC FREE GAME NIGHT 13602 W 9/12 5:30-6:30pm CC FREE BINGO 13603 W 10/10 5:30-6:30pm CC FREE KARAOKE

AR Classes

ADAPTIVE GYMNASTICS

This class is available to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Adaptive Gymnastics will allow your loved one to focus on their individual skills which will include a balance beam routine or a floor exercise routine. All gymnast will also master 2 of the 5 following skills: a stuck landing, a tuck, a somersault, a cartwheel or a round-off. This class is a level 1 gymnastics class and will provide an inclusive, encouraging and empowering environment for all athletes to compete, grow and challenge themselves. You must RSVP to guarantee your spot, no exceptions! Participants should be able to follow simple directions. 8+ YEARS 13562 W 8/15-10/3 5:15-6pm CC $40/$5 per week Instructor: Samantha Mason

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ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS

Our instructors deliver a safe, high quality program to all who come to us. Everyone can learn to safely enjoy the water for exercise or recreation. Inclusion in any of our classes is always an option if it is safe to do so. It isn’t about what you can’t do…it is about what you can do. RA, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, TBI, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Blindness, Paralysis, Autism, MS, Spina Bifida, amputations, Stroke, Obesity, … whatever physical or developmental disability you are living with … learning to safely enjoy the water can give you years of enjoyment. The British Swim School’s Adapted Aquatics program offers adapted swim lessons throughout the week, keeping class sizes extremely small with a 2:1 ratio for those who need the attention. We offer a safe, quality program for everyone who wants to learn to swim! A $5 evaluation fee will be collected by the instructor for a required evaluation that will determine your specific needs and goals, and to schedule you for an appropriate class. Private lessons can be arranged per request. Classes may be 1:1, 1:2, or 1:4 ratios depending on results of evaluation. Classes will take place at LA Fitness (LAF) 3625 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert AZ 85297. ALL AGES 14021 F 8/17-9/7 4:30-5pm LAF $105 14022 F 9/14-10/5 4:30-5pm LAF $105 14023 F 8/17-10/5 4:30-5PM LAF $205 Instructor: British Swim School Staff

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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! This class is specifically designed for persons with special needs. Participants should be able to follow simple directions. You must register for this class, drop-in not allowed for this class. 12+ YEARS 14006 W 8/15-10/3 4:30-5:30pm CC $84 Instructor: Pam Jackson

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 your-self 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. 12+ YEARS 13581 T 8/14-10/2 4:30-5:30pm CC $40/$5 per week Instructor: Susan Miller

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. 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! 8+YEARS 14204 TH 8/16-10/4 4:30-5:30pm Bowlero $48/$6 per week Instructor: Gilbert Staff

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE–ADAPTIVE STUDIES

Have fun learning the fundamental movements of Sanchin-Ryu. Benefits include: enhanced balance and coordination, improved motor skills, enhanced communication skills and useful self-defense techniques. Students study in a fun, high-energy, non-competitive environment. Participants must be able to follow simple directions. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 10+ YEARS 14010 T 8/14-10/2 4:30-5:30pm CC $40 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Staff

ZUMBA

This is a slower paced cardio workout designed for beginners and those with physical limitations. Easy to follow dance steps are set to unique Latin dance music to help maximize caloric output with fun, fat burning movements. This class increases skills in coordination, balance, discipline, memory, and movement. 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. 13+YEARS 13604 M 8/13-10/1* 5-6pm CC $35/$5 per week Instructor: Michelle Dulansky *No class 9/3

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Fall Break Specialty Camps GOLF FALL BREAK CAMP

This three day camp will cover as many aspects of the game as possible including all of the pre-shot fundamentals; grip, aim, stance, posture and basic swing. Chipping, pitching, putting and driver swing instruction will follow. After a week of well-rounded instruction students will know how to practice properly and be ready to tackle the golf course in the future. Participants will be broken into groups according to age and skill level the first day of camp. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 4-16 YEARS 14024 T-TH 10/9-10/11 9-10am WS $75 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

EXPLORE ARCHERY CLINICS

Join us for one day or all five. You have the flexibility to sign up for as many days as you would like. Each day we’ll be earning a different medal by doing fun shooting activities. Put all five medals together and they make a target. A $10.00 equipment fee will be collected by the instructor at the start of each day. However, if you sign up for, and attend all five days, the equipment fee will be waived after day three. All ages and levels welcome and all equipment is provided. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center. 8+ YEARS 14025 M 10/8 10am-12pm GAR $30 14025 T 10/9 10am-12pm GAR $30 14025 W 10/10 10am-12pm GAR $30 14025 TH 10/11 10am-12pm GAR $30 14025 F 10/12 10am-12pm GAR $30 Instructor: Gilbert Archery Staff

FAIRYTALE PRINCESS DANCE CAMP

Your child will be enchanted by visits from the Fairytale Princesses each day as they dance along to their favorite songs. Curriculum includes ballet, tap and jazz at a professional dance studio. Princess costumes are provided or wear your own! Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 3-7 YEARS 14026 M-W 10/8-10/10 10am-12pm DSD $63 Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff

SPORTBALL FALL BREAK SPORTS CAMP

Sportball’s action-packed camps introduce children to a variety of ball sports, arts & crafts, stories, and more! Kids will learn the basics of soccer, football, volleyball, t-ball, basketball, tennis, hockey & golf. Professional coaches (not volunteers) and low ratios! All equipment is provided. 3-6 YEARS 14045 M-F 10/8-10/12 9am-12pm MPAC $125 14046 M/W/F 10/8-10/12 9am-12pm MPAC $80 14038 T/TH 10/9-10/11 9am-12pm MPAC $60 Instructor: Sportball Staff

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Parent/Tot Classes 0-6 Years 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 the 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.

Arts & Crafts **ABC ART-PARENT/TOT**

This class is designed for students to participate in art activities related to each letter of the alphabet. Students will study 2-3 letters each week & do a craft related to the letters. A book and or creative movement maybe implemented if time permits. Dress for a mess & come be creative with us. 2-4 YEARS 13561 F 8/17-10/5 10-10:45am CC $50 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

**DISCOVERY ART-PARENT/TOT**

Come and explore, create and learn in this exciting class that develops and encourages self-expression and confidence through arts. Children will have fun and learn with different colors, shapes and textures. We will use a variety of art supplies including glue, clay, paint, play-dough, and more! 1 ½-2 YEARS 13870 F 8/17-10/5 9-9:30am CC $40 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

**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. This class will end with group circle time to allow for an interactive experience to help your little one grow and develop through song, chants, play and stories. Come explore the amazing world of art and leave the clean up to us! Dress down for a messy time! 1 ½-3 YEARS 13900 F 8/17-10/5 10:15-11am MPAC $50 Instructor: Darby McDaniel

Dance/Cheer

**BUBBLES & BOWS-PARENT/TOT**

Wiggle, dance, tumble and pop your way into this magical class! You and your child will learn the basics of tap, ballet, tumbling and active movement to surely keep you coming back for more! Silly songs, props and dress up costumes will be incorporated to let your child express their creative side. Now, what class would be complete without a bubble parade? Soft soled dance shoes and tap shoes are recommended for your child but not required. 2-3 ½ YEARS 13902 W 8/15-10/3 10-10:40am MPAC $37 Instructor: Darby McDaniel

**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 13903 T 8/14-10/2 9-9:45am MPAC $42 Instructor Darby McDaniel 13904 SAT 8/18-10/6 9:30-10:15am MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA

**WIGGLES & GIGGLES-PARENT/TOT**

Set to age appropriate music, Wiggles and Giggles is an exhilarating 45 minute class that combines dance, creative movement and tumbling in a professional dance studio. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 1½-3 YEARS 14054 W 8/15-9/26 10-10:45am DSD $77 Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff

**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, selfexpression, 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! Dress down for a messy time! 2-5 YEARS 13901 F 8/17-10/5 9:15-10am MPAC $50 Instructor: Darby McDaniel 10

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Parent/Tot Classes 0-6 Years Enrichment

**NURSERY RHYME TIME-PARENT/TOT**

Join us for singing, dancing, stories, and crafts all inspired by some of our favorite nursery rhymes! Each class, we will enjoy a nursery rhyme along with art projects and other learning activities that relate to our rhyme of the day. This class develops critical thinking, individuality, creativity and self-esteem through music, reading, and art. 2-4 YEARS 14059 W 8/15-10/3 9-9:45am SERL $50 Instructor: Rita Emrick

Gymnastics & Movement **BABIES IN MOTION-PARENT/TOT**

Little ones will explore by climbing up, down, under and over on child friendly equipment. This 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 13567 M 8/13-10/1* 9-9:45am CC $37 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux *No class 9/3 14060 W 8/15-10/3 9-9:45am SERL $42 14061 W 8/15-10/3 10-10:45am SERL $42 Instructor: Darla Driggs

**BABIES IN MOTION-PARENT/TOT INCLUDING SIBLINGS**

This class is an extension of the Babies in Motion class but with siblings in mind! Bring your toddler and your infant to this class to explore by climbing up, down, under and over on child friendly equipment. Your toddler will learn to express themselves through creative play to gain balance, coordination and social interaction, and your infant will have a blast watching, learning from and mimicking their older sibling. Music and props are incorporated to give your little one a jumping good time! Only toddler needs to register for class. Sibling must be 12 months or younger to be in classroom with registered toddler. 0-2 YEARS 13566 M 8/13-10/1* 11-11:45am CC $37 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux *No class 9/3

**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 by 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 ½-3 YEARS 13905 M 8/13-10/1* 9-9:45am MPAC $37 Instructor: Betsy Vacco *No class 9/3 2-3 YEARS 14062 W 8/15-10/3 11-11:45am SERL $42 Instructor: Darla Driggs

**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 13906 M 8/13-10/1* 10-10:45am MPAC $37 Instructor: Betsy Vacco *No class 9/3

**TODDLERS IN MOTION-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! 20 MO-2 YEARS 13599 M 8/13-10/1* 10-10:45am CC $37 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux *No class 9/3

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Parent/Tot Classes 0-6 Years NEW!

Look for this icon to see our exciting NEW offerings this session!

Martial Arts **SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-PARENT/TOT**

Both parent and tot can have fun together learning the fundamental movements of Sanchin-Ryu, an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, that size, strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. Personal benefits include: enhanced balance, coordination and improved motor-skills. 3-6 YEARS 14019 F 8/17-10/5 5:30-6:30pm FRC $40 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Staff

Special Interest **MELODIES FOR US -PARENT/TOT**

Health & Fitness NEW!

**FUNtastic FITNESS-PARENT/TOT**

This preparatory fitness class brings non-stop action and engaging fun to your kids. Every class experience is an adventure in fitness, motor skills development, brain training and EXERcitement! Classes concentrate on large muscle groups, motor skills, coordination, balance, resistance, flexibility and aerobic movement. A $5 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS 14063 M 8/13-8/27 1-1:30pm SERL $20 14064 M 9/10-10/1 1-1:30pm SERL $25 14065 T 8/14-9/4 1-1:30pm FRC $25 14066 T 9/11-10/2 1-1:30pm FRC $25 Instructor: Stretch-n-Grow Staff

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**YOGA STARS-PARENT/TOT**

Kids will learn the basics of yoga in this fun, story filled class. We take a unique approach to teaching skills like, considered breathing, that encourages relaxation. The class also helps to train flexibility and reinforces healthy habits in a safe environment. A $5 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS 14068 T 8/14-9/4 1:30-2pm SERL $25 14069 T 9/11-10/2 1:30-2pm SERL $25 14070 W 8/15-9/5 1:30-2pm FRC $25 14071 W 9/12-10/3 1:30-2pm FRC $25 Instructor: Stretch-n-Grow Staff

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In this parent-tot music-filled class, children are exposed to a variety of sounds and musical instruments to play. Weekly themes use a wide variety of instruments and musical experiences to help promote cognitive, motor, communication, and emotional/social development. Research demonstrates early exposure to structured music opportunities promotes increased comprehension, learning and cognitive development throughout life.. 1 MONTH-5 YEARS 14073 M 8/13-10/1* 9-9:45am CC $75 14074 M 8/13-10/1* 10-10:45am CC $75 Instructor: Higher Octave Healing Staff *No class 9/3

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**DEVELOPMENTAL MUSIC **

You and your child will shake, rattle and roll through a variety of musical activities in this ‘mommy-and-me’ style developmental music class presented by a board-certified music therapist. Activities are designed to meet the developmental needs of children 0-5 through interaction with a parent or caregiver. Participants will have the opportunity to explore music from numerous tonalities and tempos, as well as engage in enriching sensory play experiences such as parachute, instrument play, and bubbles. 0-5 YEARS 14211 F 8/17-10/5 10:45-11:35am FRC $42 Instructor: Morgan Musick

**PARENT PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PARENT/TOT CLASSES. NO SIBLINGS, INCLUDING INFANTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM UNLESS THEY ARE REGISTERED.**

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Parent/Tot Classes 0-6 Years Sports BEGINNERS EDGE SPORTS TRAINING CLASSES

Beginners Edge Youth Sports Training Programs introduces your player into the world of sports by teaching the sports skills they will need to get them ready to compete. Our fun training program is built to engage and excite them through multiple sessions of learning. Join the B.E.S.T. Team today and support the only non-franchise, locally owned and operated sports program here in AZ.

**4-SPORT MULTI-SPORT BY B.E.S.T.-PARENT/TOT**

(Soccer, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Track & Field) Our industry-leading 4-Sport program brings: Soccer, Baseball/Softball, Basketball & Track. Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level and in a non-competitive setting. Please bring an age-appropriate soccer ball for the first week. A hitting tee and a basketball will be needed later in the session. 2-4 YEARS 14085 SAT 8/18-10/6* 11-11:45am FRC $86 14086 SUN 8/19-10/7* 11:15am-12pm FRC $86 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff *No class 9/1 & 9/2

**SOCCER SKILLS & FUN WITH B.E.S.T.-PARENT/TOT**

B.E.S.T. Sports industry-leading weekly soccer class will teach your kids the skills of soccer by offering activities such as: dribbling, kicking, throwins, goalie skills, (age permitting: scrimmaging) and more! Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level in a non-competitive setting. Please bring an age appropriate soccer ball with your child's name on it, a water bottle and lots of energy! 1 ½-2 YEARS 14095 SAT 8/18-10/6* 9-9:45am FRC $86 14096 SUN 8/19-10/7* 10-10:45am FRC $86 2-4 YEARS 14090 F 8/17-10/5* 4-4:45pm MPAC $86 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff *No class 8/31, 9/1 & 9/2

**MY FIRST SPORTS CLASS-PARENT/TOT**

Together, you and your child will have fun learning the basics of various sports such as t-ball, soccer and basketball while developing large motor skills and coordination. Emphasis is on learning to follow directions, take turns, develop coordination and promote self-esteem. Participants must wear tennis shoes. 2-3 YEARS 13607 TH 8/16-10/4 9:45-10:30am MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

SPORTBALL PARENT & CHILD SPORTS CLASSES

Sportball utilizes developmentally appropriate techniques to enhance motor skills, social skills and sport strategy with caregivers by their side. All coaches are professionally trained and must pass a rigorous Sportball certification process. Sportball provides all equipment.

**SPORTBALL ABC’S OF SPORTS-PARENT & CHILD**

Toddlers and parents/caregivers focus on physical movements and social exploration, learn fundamental sport skills and participate in creative motor games, songs, stories, bubble time and more. Children are challenged according to their individual skill level and Coaches help grownups understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of Sportball classes. 2-3 YEARS 14032 SAT 8/18-10/6* 1:45-2:30pm MPAC $83 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 9/1

**SPORTBALL FIRST STEPS IN SPORTS-PARENT & CHILD**

Toddlers and parents/caregivers focus on physical movements and social exploration, learn fundamental sport skills and participate in creative motor games, songs, stories, bubble time and more. Children are challenged according to their individual skill level and Coaches help grownups understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of Sportball classes. 15 MONTHS-2 ½ YEARS 14035 SAT 8/18-10/6* 9-9:45am CC $83 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 9/1

**SPORTBALL SOCCER-ME & MY DAD**

Sportball Me & My Dad programs help young children to refine their motor skills, such as balance and coordination, as well as develop their social skills such as confidence, following instructions, turn-taking and sharing. Children are introduced to fundamental concepts of gameplay and provided the basic skills required to play with confidence in a supportive, non-competitive environment. A one-time supply fee of $20 will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. The supply fee is for a jersey and soccer ball. 2-4 YEARS 14036 SAT 8/18-10/6* 9:15-10am MPAC $83 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 9/1

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years Our Early Childhood clases are designed to encourage participation through instructor led activities. Your child will learn skills in sharing, listening and following directions. This is a time for peer socialization, purposeful play and teamwork to improve their cognitive, emotional and physical well-being. From first time participants to ongoing participants, we want this to be a fun, exciting experience for your little one. We don’t force them to interact, yet we encourage them to work at their own pace. We hope to build their communication skills that will allow them to interact with their peers and instructor. This is a great opportunity for our Parks & Recreation staff to spend quality time with yo ur child and enhance their learning that will carry them through life!

Arts & Crafts

AMAZING ART

Your little artist will have the opportunity to use different media such as paint and clay to create a work of art of their own. In each class students will learn about different artists and then create a masterpiece of their own. 3-6 YEARS 13961 F 8/17-10/5 10-10:45am FRC $50 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas

ART ACADEMY

Come and learn like the masters! In Art Academy students will learn techniques to master skills in drawing; such as portraits, animals, and still life and painting using different mediums, methods and brush strokes. This class is sure to bring out your child’s creativity and talent. 4-6 YEARS 13563 F 8/17-10/5 11-11:45am CC $50 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

MESSY ART

Dress for a mess and get ready to explore the amazing world of art. Children express themselves through finger painting, sponge art and more!! Art teaches critical thinking, self-expression, problem solving, individuality, creativity and self-esteem. 3-4YEARS 13761 W 8/15-10/3 10-10:45am CC $50 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

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MINI DOODLERS

This class will introduce drawing in fun ways! Children will tap into their creative side by using different drawing materials and free drawing to music, as well as learning step by step instructions to draw animals, faces and other fun images! Mini Doodlers class will help develop fine motor and listening skills that are needed to be successful in school. 3-6 YEARS 13998 T 8/14-10/2* 9-9:45am FRC $45 Instructor: Valerie Blake *No class 9/4

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SQUISHY, MESSY, STICKY ART–FALL THEMES

Dress down cuz you’re gonna get MESSY using slime, paints, play dough, shaving cream and much, much more! Art teaches critical thinking, selfexpression, 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! 3-5 YEARS 13988 W 8/15-10/3 10:45-11:30am FRC $50 Instructor: Valerie Blake

Cooking COOKING 101 FOR KIDS

Calling all culinary enthusiasts! Let us teach your child the basics of baking and cooking. Each week will focus on a different course such as an appetizer, main dish, breakfast item or dessert. Class emphasizes following directions, taking turns and kitchen safety. Recipes will be given out to recreate at home. Get ready to taste some amazing foods! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 3-6 YEARS 13908 F 8/17-10/5 11:45am-12:30pm MPAC $60 Instructor: Darby McDaniel 13909 F 8/17-10/5 3-3:45pm MPAC $60 Instructor: Jenn Myers

CRAZY CHEFS

MUNCH, CRUNCH, and CHEW, this is absolutely the right class for YOU! We will bake, mix and blend a variety of delicious snacks that you’re sure to enjoy! Simple ingredients will allow you to prepare your own snacks that will absolutely amaze your family and friends! Receive a complimentary cookbook with all our recipes. Not recommended for children with food allergies. *This is NOT a parent tot class. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2 ½-4 YEARS* 13910 W 8/15-9/26 10-10:50am MPAC $55 3-5 YEARS 13911 W 8/15-9/26 11-11:50am MPAC $55 Instructor: Cathy Gomez

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years DELECTABLE DESSERTS

Each week, your little baker will mix, whisk, stir and whip up a delicious dessert! They’ll be introduced to making cookies, cupcakes and other delectable desserts using simple ingredients and easy techniques that are sure to tickle their taste buds. We’ll lay the groundwork and practice food and kitchen safety in this class as well. Recipes will be shared to allow your kiddo to recreate at home. Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 3-6 YEARS 13912 F 8/17-10/5 1-1:45pm MPAC $60 Instructor: Darby McDaniel

Dance/Cheer BABY BALLERINAS

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. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2-3 ½ YEARS* 13568 T 8/14-10/2 11-11:30am CC $32 13569 W 8/15-10/3 10:15-10:45am CC $32 13570 TH 8/16-10/4 10:15-10:45am CC $32 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

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. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2-3 ½ YEARS* 13571 W 8/15-10/3 9-9:30am CC $32 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

BALLET/ TAP

Are you ready to learn lots of great dance moves you can show your friends and family? Each class we will focus on ballet and tap. We will learn everything from pleas and tendues, to flaps and shuffles, to chases and leaps! We will focus on technique through fun and exciting dance moves at the barre, in the center and across the floor. Proper dance attire and ballet and tap shoes are strongly recommended. 3-5 YEARS 13965 W 8/15-10/3 10-10:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Raquel Gibson-Starks

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. 3-5 YEARS 14097 TH 8/16-10/4 9-9:45am SERL $42 14098 TH 8/16-10/4 10-10:45am SERL $42 Instructor: TBA

BEAUTIFUL BALLERINAS

Beautiful Ballerinas is the place to be, you will learn basic ballet moves and routines using fanciful music. This class will encourage listening skills, following directions, positive self-image and cooperating with others. Ballet shoes and dancewear is recommended. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 13572 W 8/15-10/3 9-9:45am CC $42 13573 F 8/17-10/5 9-9:45am CC $42 Instructor: Jennifer Myers

CHEER, CHANTS & TUMBLE

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! 3-5 YEARS 13913 M 8/13-10/1* 5:15-6pm MPAC $37 Instructor: Darby McDaniel *No class 9/3 14099 T 8/14-10/2 9-9:45am SERL $42 Instructor: Darla Driggs 3-6 YEARS 13997 W 8/15-10/3 11-11:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Raquel Gibson-Starks

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years DANCING DIVAS FOR KIDS

Sparkle and shine and unleash your inner diva! Basic jazz, hip hop and a little bit of tap will be broken down for easy to follow moves. Costumes, props and music will be incorporated to enhance their love of dance! The session will end with a short routine performed on the last day. Be sure to bring your cameras! Tap and ballet shoes are recommended but not required. 3-5 YEARS 13914 T 8/14-10/2 10-10:45am MPAC $42 Instructor: Darby McDaniel 4-6 YEARS 13971 SAT 8/18-10/6 9-9:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

DRESS UP AND DANCE

Join Miss Janice for a fun-filled preschool Combo Class on Fridays. This class consists of tap, jazz, ballet and creative movement and is a designed to build coordination and listening skills and to encourage a love of dance! Class will utilize props and other elements to engage fun. Great for first time dancers! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 3-5 YEARS 14058 F 8/17-10/5 4-5pm DSD $80 Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff

FAIRYTALE BALLET

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. 3-5 YEARS 13857 T 8/14-10/2 4-4:45pm CC $42 Instructor: TBA 13916 W 8/15-10/3 10:45-11:30am MPAC $42 Instructor: Darby McDaniel

ISLAND PRINCESS DRESS UP & DANCE!

Aloha! Explore Polynesian culture through dress-up and dance. Your little Ali’i (princess) will enjoy expressing their self through creative movement, games and other themed activities! We’ll encourage team building, friendships and, most importantly having fun! Island themed dance movements will be taught at an easy-to-follow pace. Other dance styles may be incorporated as well. Ballet shoes are recommended but not required. 3-5 YEARS 14205 W 8/15-10/3 11:35am-12:20pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Darby McDaniel

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Does your little pip squeak love to dance and move? This introduction to hip hop focuses on rhythm and basic footwork taught at an easy to follow, comfortable pace using games and movement. Great way to get up and get funky! Class taught to upbeat, age appropriate music. Tennis shoes and relaxed clothing are recommended. 3-5 YEARS 13986 W 8/15-10/3 9-9:45AM FRC $42 Instructor: Raquel Gibson-Starks 4-6 YEARS 13917 T 8/14-10/2 11-11:45am MPAC $42 Instructor: Darby McDaniel 13996 TH 8/16-10/4 4-4:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

PRESCHOOL BALLET

A beautiful beginning to ballet...magical costumes, enchanting props, and enlightening music that encourages creativity and imagination to make learning ballet magical. Classes including traditional barre warm ups, center work, and moving across the floor while learning ballet terminology. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 13593 T 8/14-10/2 11:45am-12:30pm CC $42 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

PRINCESS STORYTIME DANCE

Do you love to swirl and twirl like a princess? We will begin each class with a story and learn to dance like a real princess! Each week a new princess will teach the class ballet moves and at the end of the session there will be a recital where you can wear your favorite princess dress! 3-5 YEARS 13594 W 8/15-10/3 10-10:45am CC $42 13595 F 8/17-10/5 10-10:45am CC $42 Instructor: Jennifer Myers

SUPER HERO HIP HOP DANCE

This one is for boys and girls who love to dance and dress up like a superhero. We will begin each class with a super-hero story and learn to dance. This introduction to hip hop focuses on rhythm and basic footwork taught at an easy to follow, comfortable pace using games and movement. Class taught to upbeat, age appropriate music. Tennis shoes and comfortable clothes are recommended. 4-7 YEARS 13597 T 8/14-10/2 3:30-4:15pm CC $42 13757 W 8/15-10/3 11-11:45am CC $42 13758 F 8/17-10/5 12-12:45pm CC $42 Instructor: Jennifer Myers

JAZZY JUMPERS

If your little one loves dancing, this snazzy intro to jazz is the perfect class! Dancers will learn fancy footwork, leaps, and turns in a fun and engaging way. *This is NOT a parent tot class. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2½-3 YEARS* 13764 W 8/15-10/3 11-11:30am CC $32 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore 16

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years TAP, BALLET & TUMBLE

Participants will learn tap, ballet, and tumbling at the most basic level. This class is designed to develop motor skills, coordination and self-esteem. Tap and ballet shoes are recommended but not required. 3-5 YEARS 13598 F 8/17-10/5 11-11:45am CC $42 5-7 YEARS 13990 W 8/15-10/3 4-4:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

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TINKERBELL BALLET

Every week your little ‘Tinkerbell’ will tip toe into a world of imagination! Basic ballet steps will be taught to help build coordination, rhythm and vocabulary. Costumes, props and fairytales will be incorporated to create a magical environment for enhancing your Tinkerbell’s physical, emotional and social well-being. Ballet shoes recommended but not required. 3 ½-6 YEARS 13919 F 8/17-10/5 2-2:45pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

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TINY TAPPERS

Whether your tiny tapper is a budding Broadway star or marches to their own beat, this class will help them with musicality, creativity, rhythm, balance, and coordination as we tap, clap, and sing in our magical tap shoes. Tap shoes are required. *This is NOT a parent tot class. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2-3 ½ YEARS* 13763 TH 8/16-10/4 9-9:30am CC $32 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

TUTUS & TUMBLING

Are you ready to learn lots of great dance moves you can show your friends and family? Each class we will spend time learning ballet, tap and tumbling techniques. With ballet we will focus on poise, stretching and understanding that ballet can help with all sorts of dance styles. In tap we will learn everything from shuffles to coffee grinders. Then we will cut lose with fun tumbling tricks and they sky’s the limit. We want to have fun and play safe all while keeping busy and moving. 4-6 YEARS 13999 M 8/13-10/1* 3-3:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 9/3

TWINKLE TOES

Class is full of imagination and fun, while introducing the fundamentals of dance techniques in ballet, tap and tumbling. At this age, 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! Soft soled dance shoes and tap shoes are recommended but not required. 3-5 YEARS 13920 SAT 8/18-10/6 10:30-11:15am MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA

Enrichment

ADVANCED KINDERGARTEN READINESS

Give your kids a head start by enrolling them in Advanced Preschool. This is an advance class which will help develop core skills needed for academic success. 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. Participants must be the minimum age by the first day of class. 4-6 YEARS 14100 T/TH 8/14-10/4 9-12pm SERL $255 Instructor: Rita Emrick

ADVENTURE TOTS

Your first time ‘student’ will experience an array of preschool activities. Join us on an adventure of colors, shapes, letters and numbers to build basic skills in preparation for kindergarten. Activities include learning centers, arts and crafts, music and physical activity. Special theme days will be included to enhance learning. *This is NOT a Parent Tot class. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2-3 YEARS* 13921 M/W 8/15-10/3* 9-9:45am MPAC $78 Instructor: TBA *No class 9/3

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

Prepare your child for the adventure of a lifetime; kindergarten! Your little one will learn the basics of reading and writing that will encourage success for years to come. This class will incorporate hands-on manipulatives that will develop cognitive & motor skills, math by counting, sorting & grouping and creative play to encourage individuality, creativity & success! Snacks provided. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3 ½-6 YEARS 13922 T/TH 8/14-10/4 9am-12pm MPAC $250 Instructor: Jessica Butler

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years BEGINNING SPANISH FOR KIDS

Students will be taught Spanish through read-alouds, songs and art activities. Students will learn colors, shapes, days of the week and more in Spanish. Kids will enjoy developing their Spanish skills in a fun and creative way. 3-5 YEARS 13968 F 8/17-10/5 11-11:45am FRC $50 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas

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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. 2½-3½ YEARS 13960 TH 8/16-10/4 9-9:45am FRC $50 Instructor: Valerie Blake

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AMAZING STEM

Students will learn the basics of STEM. Students will have their minds engaged with science, engineering, technology and math. Students will have the opportunity to learn things about the water cycle, clouds, graphs, coding and so much more. Students will learn through reading, experiments, activities, and centers. 4-6 YEARS 14000 M 8/13-10/1* 2-2:45pm FRC $45 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas *No class 9/3

BIZZY BEEZ & 1,2,3’s

Buzz on in for this adventure-filled class! We’ll surely bee super bizzy learning colors, shapes, letters, sounds, sorting, matching and counting; in Spanish too! Crafts, songs, story time and dancing are some added extras! Let me help your child prepare for their new adventure into kindergarten. Snacks provided. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 13925 T/TH 8/14-9/27 10am-12pm MPAC $150 Instructor: Cathy Gomez

FUN AT THE ZOO

Have a budding zoologist on your hands? Then this is the class for them! Come learn all about different types and breeds of animals, why they live where and what they do. Children will learn through fun, energetic lessons, story time and arts and crafts projects centered around a different animal each week. 3 ½-5 ½ YEARS 13766 W 8/15-10/3 9-9:45am CC $50 Instuctor: Kathryn L’Heureux

ANIMAL CRACKERZ

Check out this amazing program that incorporates reading, writing, math, science, art and music, along with social development in a fun, handson fashion. Using the Animated Alphabet curriculum, your child will be introduced to fun and friendly characters as they develop their letter recognition, vocabulary and fine motor skills. We’ll develop the whole child in a fun and exciting way. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3 ½-6 YEARS 13923 M/W 8/13-10/3* 9am-12pm MPAC $235 13924 T/TH 8/14-10/4 9am-12pm MPAC $250 Instructor: Debbie Johnston *No class 9/3

APPLES TO ZEBRAS

This is an ongoing class throughout the current school year with different letters and themes each session. We’ll learn letter and sounds, colors and shapes, and make amazing letter crafts. Come sing silly songs, wiggle, dance and have fun with an amazing story time. This is a great class to develop skills as you prepare for your new adventure into kindergarten. 3-5 YEARS 13963 M/W 8/13-10/3* -10:30am FRC $123 Instructor: Valerie Blake *No class 9/3

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years FUN WITH PHONICS

Who says learning can’t be fun? Join us as we prepare for reading, writing, math and science in this fun-filled program. Letter recognition and phonemic awareness will be taught through songs, chants, music and movement. Each week we will focus on a different letter with hands-on, engaging activities and projects. Sprinkle math and science into the mix for a well-rounded classroom learning experience. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3 ½-5 YEARS 13926 M/W/F 8/13-10/5* 9am-12pm MPAC $355 Instructor: Jessica Butler *No class 9/3

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 13927 F 8/17-9/28 10am-12pm MPAC $78 Instructor: Cathy Gomez

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KINDER READINESS LEARNING ADVENTURES

This class is designed for children who have completed at least one year in a preschool program and will enter kindergarten in the Fall of 2019. Daily activities include writing, reading and math-readiness skills. Activities support education curriculum goals and encourage socialization and independence. Special themes and activities make the learning even more fun! 4-6 YEARS 14002 T/TH 8/14-10/2* 10am-12pm FRC $160 Instructor: Valerie Blake *No class 9/4

LEARN MORE FOR 3-4’S

Looking for the next step to independence for your 3 & 4 year olds? This class will continue to reinforce letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Math, music, crafts, purposeful play and snack time will be incorporated into our weekly curriculum. Class will unwind with a story or two! Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-4 YEARS 13928 M/W 8/15-10/3* 10am-12pm MPAC $150 Instructor: TBA *No class 9/3

LITTLE LEARNERS

Is your little one ready for the school experience? This class is designed to help your little learner achieve academic success through hands-on and engaging activities that ready children for their kindergarten experience. We will work on recognition of letters, numbers, colors, name, prewriting skills, counting, ABC’s, the seasons, and so much more. Arts and crafts, music, rhyme, movement and stories will enrich our experience in a fun and social atmosphere. 3-6 YEARS 14101 W 8/15-10/3 11am-12pm SERL $50 Instructor: Rita Emrick 14102 M/F 8/13-10/5* 10am-12pm SERL $165 Instructor: TBA *No class 9/3

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LITTLE PALEONTOLOGIST

Students will become paleontologists. Students will learn about fossils, dinosaurs, rocks and so much more. Students will learn through read alouds, dino digs, study of fossils/rocks, projects/ crafts. 4-8 YEARS 14001 M 8/13-10/1* 3-3:45pm FRC $45 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas *No class 9/3

LITTLE SCHOLARS

Is your little Einstein ready for the school experience? This class is designed to help your little learner achieve academic success through hands-on and engaging activities that ready children for their kindergarten experience. We will work on name recognition, prewriting skills, counting, ABC’s, weather, the seasons, and so much more. Arts and crafts, music, and stories will enrich our experience in a fun and social atmosphere. 3-5 YEARS 13982 M/W 8/13-10/1* 9am-12pm FRC $220 Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class 9/3

LITTLE SCIENTIST

Have fun learning about a variety of different topics such as the life cycle of a butterfly, reptiles, weather, our skeletal system and many more. Children will learn about these through simple experiments, books, songs and hands-on activities. 3-6 YEARS 13983 M 8/13-10/1* 10:45-11:30am FRC $45 Instructor: Valerie Blake *No class 9/3

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years LUNCH BOX LEARNERS

Is your little one all ready for school? Well, pack your lunchbox, join the fun and make new friends with this terrific early childhood experience. Each day your child will have the opportunity to explore their ABC’s and 123’s through art, crafts, games, songs, and stories! After working up our appetites we will settle down with our lunches for a true ‘big kid’ experience. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. Please send a sack lunch with your child, food allergies will be discussed on the first day of class, please NO peanut products. 3-6 YEARS 13983 T/TH 8/14-10/4* 10am-1pm FRC $220 Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class 8/28

LUNCH BUNCH LEARNERS

Get your child prepped and ready for kindergarten with this wildly popular class. Writing skills, letter sounds, name recognition, counting in English and Spanish, weather and science are just a few of the fun, exciting topics we will cover; all while experiencing art, music, story-time, physical fitness and pretend play. Learn important social skills and manners each day while enjoying a lunch packed from home and participate in fun community activities throughout the session. Please note: Food allergies will be discussed on the first day. As a precaution, please NO peanut products. 3½-5½ YEARS 13585 M/W 8/13-10/3* 9am-12pm CC $235 Instructor: Susan Miller *No class 9/3

MAGICAL MORNINGS SMART START

Is your child ready for a longer class? This 2 hours/ twice a week class offers a lot. We will begin to learn our letters, and their sounds through song and music. We will begin to recognize our names, count to 20, experiment with science, as well as learn some basic Spanish. Repetition is a big key to learning. We continue with colors, shapes, and explore some other valuable skills that are key to academic success. There will be weekly themes, daily art projects, sticky messy play, lots of fun songs, stories, and of course some exciting special activities. 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. 3-4 ½ YEARS 13586 T/TH 8/14-10/4 9-11am CC $170 Instructor: Susan Miller

MIGHTY MUNCHKINS

First time Preschooler? This is the class for you! Introduce your child to the alphabet, numbers, shapes, games and much, much more. We will sing songs, make crafts and practice our listening skills while having fun. 2-3 YEARS 13984 T/TH 8/14-10/4* 9-9:40am FRC $185 Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class 8/28

READY, SET, GO!

Continue the learning journey exploring math, literacy, science and art concepts through games, songs, stories and projects. Children will participate in a variety of engaging activities including sensory activities, sensory writing, letter recognition, rhyming songs and games, counting activities and games, and science experiments. Come join the fun! *Please note this is NOT a parent/tot class. Only Registered participants are allowed in the room. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2 ½-4 YEARS* 14103 W 8/15-10/3 10-10:45am SERL $50 Instructor: Rita Emrick

SILLY SCIENCE & DISCOVERY BUGS & ANIMALS

Students will have the opportunity to study animals, insects and more. They will also have the opportunity to look at bugs and learn their life cycle. Students will also learn about animals and their habitats. Students will learn through reading, observation, experiments and crafts. 3-5 YEARS 13987 F 8/17-10/5 9-9:45am FRC $50 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas

MAGICAL MORNINGS TODDLERSCHOOL

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. Our academics will center around colors and shapes, counting to 10, music and movement, crafts and stories, and more. 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. *This is NOT a parent tot class. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2 ½-3 ½ YEARS* 13587 T/TH 8/14-10/4 11:15am-12:15pm CC $90 Instructor: Susan Miller

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years SUPER SCIENCE KIDS

This hands-on class is sure to peak your child’s inner scientist! We’ll create experiments that pop, fizz and explode that are sure to jump start your child’s excitement and create a sense of wonder and discovery! Your child will have a blast in this class! 3-5 YEARS 13762 W 8/15-10/3 11-11:45am CC $50 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

SUPERFINE STEAM TIME

This class is a chance to engage your child into the 21st century world of STEAM education. What is STEAM you ask? Well, it is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. It is a “hands on” educational experience in a social setting. It could be building a robot out of Legos, playing in a sand/water table, stacking blocks by height, mixing paint colors on a piece of paper, or going outside to count rocks! All of this is learning through play and investigation which will build your child’s life skills and interests. 3 ½-5 YEARS 13596 T/TH 8/14-10/4 9-11am CC $170 Instructor: Kinley Smith

TINY TOTS PRESCHOOLERS

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. *Please note this is NOT a parent/tot class. Only Registered participants are allowed in the room. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2-3 YEARS* 14104 M 8/13-10/1* 9-9:45am SERL $45 14105 F 8/17-10/5 9-9:45am SERL $50 Instructor: TBA *No class 9/3

Gymnastics & Movement ABC’S & 1-2-3’s OF TUMBLING

Does your little one love to flip, spin, and twirl? Join us as we explore the ABC’s and 1-2-3’s of tumbling. Each week we will learn a new tumbling move in association with our letters and numbers. A great way to give your kinesthetic learner a head start! 3-5 YEARS 13959 M 8/13-10/1* 9-9:45am FRC $37 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 9/3 14108 T 8/14-10/2 10-10:45am SERL $42 Instructor: Darla Driggs

BEGINNING GYMNASTICS

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. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 13575 T 8/14-10/2 10-10:45am CC $42 13576 TH 8/16-10/4 11:45am-12:30pm CC $42 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore 13574 F 8/17-10/5* 9-9:45am CC $37 13577 F 8/17-10/5* 10-10:45am CC $37 Instructor: Betsy Vacco *No class 9/14

DYNAMIC GYMNASTICS

Dynamic Gymnastics is designed for those beginning athletes who are new the sport of tumbling and gymnastics. Teaching the basic gymnastic elements and building confidence with the required skills needed to advance. Dynamic gymnastics focuses on strength and flexibility, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels and round-offs, backbend flexibility, handstands and the back handspring. 3 ½-6 YEARS 13869 F 8/17-10/5 3:15-4pm CC $37 13579 F 8/17-10/5 11-11:45am CC $37 Instructor: Betsy Vacco *No class 9/14

FUN, FITNESS, AND TUMBLING

Come and join us for some fun! This 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. 3-5 YEARS 13973 M 8/13-10/1* 10-10:45am FRC $37 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 9/3 13750 F 8/17-10/5 12-12:45pm CC $37 Instructor: Betsy Vacco*No class 9/14

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at 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 13931 M 8/13-10/1* 11-11:45am MPAC $37 13932 TH 8/16-10/4 4-4:45pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco *No class 9/3 13933 SAT 8/18-10/6 9:30-10:15am MPAC $42 Instructor: Darby McDaniel

TINY TOTS TUMBLING

Your tot will flip for this class! Learn basic tumbling techniques using mats, hoops, balance beams and other fun props and games. Emphasis will be on sharing, taking turns, following directions and cooperation. *This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by the first day of class.* *2-3 YEARS* 14106 M 8/13-10/1* 9-9:45am SERL $42 14107 M 8/13-10/1* 10-10:45am SERL $42 Instructor: Michelle Lohman *No class 9/3 13934 TH 8/16-10/4 9:20-10am MPAC $42 *2 ½-3 ½ YEARS* 13935 TH 8/16-10/4 10:10-10:50am MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA 3-5 YEARS 13991 M 8/13-10/1* 11-11:45am FRC $37 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 9/3

TUMBLE BUGS

Join our high energy adventure in rolling, bouncing, stretching, balance, listening skills, and body awareness through the use of beams, bars, tunnels, and tumbling mats. *This is NOT a parent tot class. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2-3 YEARS* 13749 W 8/15-10/3 11:45am-12:15pm CC $32 13600 TH 8/16-10/4 11-11:30am CC $32 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore 3-5 YEARS 13991 M 8/13-10/1* 11-11:45am FRC $37 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 9/3

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Health & Fitness NEW!

FUNtastic FITNESS

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YOGA STARS

This preparatory fitness class brings non-stop action and engaging fun to your kids. Every class experience is an adventure in fitness, motor skills development, brain training and EXERcitement! Classes concentrate on large muscle groups, motor skills, coordination, balance, resistance, flexibility and aerobic movement. A $5 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 4-6 YEARS 14109 M 8/13-9/3 1:40-2:10pm SERL $25 14110 M 9/10-10/1 1:40-2:10pm SERL $25 14111 T 8/14-9/4 1:40-2:10pm FRC $25 14112 T 9/11-10/2 1:40-2:10pm FRC $25 Instructor: Stretch-n-Grow Staff

Kids will learn the basics of yoga in this fun, story filled class. We take a unique approach to teaching skills like, considered breathing, that encourages relaxation. The class also helps to train flexibility and reinforces healthy habits in a safe environment. A $5 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 4-6 YEARS 14113 T 8/14-9/4 2:05-2:35pm SERL $25 14114 T 9/11-10/2 2:05-2:35pm SERL $25 14115 W 8/15-9/5 2:05-2:35pm FRC $25 14116 W 9/12-10/3 2:05-2:35pm FRC $25 Instructor: Stretch-n-Grow Staff

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years Sports

AWESOME ATHLETES

Dribble, dunk and dash your way into this AWESOME sports class! Designed to give your little athlete a sampling of soccer, basketball, flag football, track and field, t-ball and a whole lot more! This is a great opportunity for your kiddo to join the team, have fun and practice good sportsmanship, following directions and teamwork. Grab your glove and register today to knock it out at the Rec! Participants must wear tennis shoes. *This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by the first day of class.* *2 ½-3 ½ YEARS* 13936 TH 8/16-10/4 9-9:40am MPAC $42 3-5 YEARS 13937 TH 8/16-10/4 10:45-11:30am MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco 3-6 YEARS 13964 T 8/14-10/2 10-10:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Kelli Morgan

BEGINNERS EDGE SPORTS TRAINING CLASSES

Beginners Edge Youth Sports Training Programs introduce your player into the world of sports by teaching the sports skills they will need to get them ready to compete. Our fun training program is built to engage and excite them through multiple sessions of learning. Join the B.E.S.T. Team today and support the only non-franchise, locally owned and operated sports program here in AZ.

4-SPORT MULTI-SPORT BY B.E.S.T.

Our industry-leading 4-Sport program brings: soccer, baseball/softball, basketball and track. Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level and in a non-competitive setting. Please bring an age-appropriate soccer ball with your child’s name on it for the first week. A hitting tee and a basketball are needed later in the session. 4-6 YEARS 14083 SAT 8/18-10/6* 12-12:45pm FRC $86 14084 SUN 8/19-10/7* 12-12:45pm FRC $86 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff *No class 9/1 & 9/2

BASKETBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS WITH B.E.S.T.

Our industry-leading basketball skills and drills clinics introduce and advance your players ability for ball handling, dribbling, defense, jumping, passing, shooting and the triple threat position. Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level. This is an extremely active, endurance-based class. Please bring your child’s favorite basketball with their name on it. 3-6 YEARS 14087 SUN 8/19-10/7* 1-1:45pm FRC $86 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff *No class 9/2

SOCCER SKILLS & FUN WITH B.E.S.T.

B.E.S.T. Sports industry-leading weekly soccer class will teach your kids the skills of soccer by offering activities such as: dribbling, kicking, throwins, goalie skills, (age permitting: scrimmaging) and more! Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic and highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level in a non-competitive setting. Please bring a size #3 soccer ball with your child’s name on it, a water bottle and lots of energy! 3-6 YEARS 14093 SAT 8/18-10/6* 10-10:45am FRC $86 14094 SUN 8/19-10/7* 10:45-11:15am FRC $86 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff *No class 9/1 & 9/2

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years DUAL SPORT COMBO

Kick start your child’s sport career in this introduction to basketball and soccer. This 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. 3-6 YEARS 13972 T 8/14-10/2 11-11:45am FRC $42 13993 TH 8/16-10/4 11-11:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Kelli Morgan

GOLF FOR LITTLE TIGERS

Basics, Basics, Basics is the model of this golf class for youngsters. They will receive PGA Professional instruction on all pre-shot fundamentals; grip, aim, stance and posture, chipping, pitching, putting and driver swing. Learning the basics will form good habits and prepare to play the game and have FUN on the golf course! Golf clubs are available for use if you do not have your own. Closed toed shoes are required. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. Week 1 Pre-shot fundamentals and basic swing Week 2 Chipping and pitching Week 3 Full iron swing from the fairway Week 4 Putting including aim, stroke and reading the green Week 5 Driver swing 3-7 YEARS 14120 W 8/21-9/19 5-6pm WS $105 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

GOLF JUNIOR SERIES

This class is perfect for both beginner and intermediate levels. Junior golfers will develop a proper pre-shot routine and jump right into the full swing. They will learn proper practice habits for chipping, pitching, putting, irons and driver swing. Rules, etiquette and golf course management will be taught accordingly. Golf clubs are available for use if you do not have your own. Closed toed shoes are required. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. Now you can choose classes that fit your schedule! Choose from the selection of listed times and days when you register online. Class 1 Pre-shot fundamentals and basic swing Class 2 Chipping and pitching Class 3 Full iron swing from the fairway Class 4 Putting including aim, stroke and reading the green Class 5 Driver swing 4-7 YEARS 14128 T 8/21-9/18 5-6pm WS $105 14128 TH 8/23-9/20 5-6pm WS $105 14128 SAT 8/25-9/22 10-11am WS $105 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

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IntroSk8™

Have you ever wanted to learn to ice skate? What better way to keep cool! Come on down to AZ ICE Gilbert and learn how to ice skate - it’s the closest thing to flying! Our Introsk8 program is designed to get skaters comfortable with the basics of ice skating, including getting up and falling down, moving forward, stopping and overall skating safety! The class is a 1/2 hour in duration and will prepare skaters for further skating in the AZ ICE Gilbert group lesson structure! Come skate with us! Ice skates are provided. AZ Ice (AI) is located at 2305 E Knox Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 4-6 YEARS 14130 SAT 8/18 11:05am-11:35am AI $15 14131 SAT 9/15 11:05am-11:35am AI $15 14132 SAT 10/6 11:05am-11:35am AI $15 Instructor: AZ Ice Staff

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. 3-6 YEARS 13994 T 8/14-10/2 3:30-4:15pm FRC $42 13995 TH 8/16-10/4 9-9:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Kelli Morgan

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. 4-7 YEARS 13980 W 8/15-10/3 4-4:45pm FRC $42 14210 TH 8/16-10/4 10-10:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Kelli Morgan

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years MEGA SUPER SPORTS MANIA

Your super star will learn the basic skills of a variety of sports and games that will help build strong bones and healthy bodies. We’ll focus on motor skills, balance, coordination, flexibility and social development as we interact and have fun. Concentration will be on soccer, basketball, t-ball, hockey, kickball and tennis. Participants must wear tennis shoes. 3-6 YEARS 13938 T 8/14-10/2 12-12:45pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Darby McDaniels

MY FAVORITE SPORTS

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 13985 T 8/14-10/2 9-9:45am FRC $47 Instructor: Kelli Morgan 3-6 YEARS 14213 W 8/15-10/3 4:15-5pm MPAC $42 13939 TH 8/16-10/4 11:45am-12:30pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

PEE WEE P.E.

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. 3-6 YEARS 13940 T 8/14-10/2 12:50-1:35pm MPAC $42 Instructor:Darby McDaniels

SPORTBALL 6 SPORT FUNdamentals

Refine, rehearse, and repeat. Multi-Sport classes are the heart of Sportball programming. Coaches focus on the basic skills common to all sports, like balance, coordination, stamina and timing in a fun, supportive, noncompetitive setting that emphasizes teamwork. Each class focuses on one of six different popular sports: hockey, soccer, football, baseball, basketball & volleyball. All equipment is provided. 3-5 YEARS 14028 SAT 8/18-10/6* 9:45-10:45am CC $83 14029 SAT 8/18-10/6* 10-11am MPAC $83 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 9/1

SPORTBALL BASKETBALL FUNdamentals

Slamdunk! Sportball Basketball introduces fundamental concepts of gameplay and teaches the basic skills required to hit the court with confidence in a supportive, non-league environment. Coaches zero in on skills like dribbling, passing, catching, shooting and defense in fun, exciting, skill-focused play. All equipment is provided. 3-5 YEARS 14033 TH 8/16-9/27 4:30-5:30pm FRC $83 14048 SAT 8/18-10/6* 11am-12pm MPAC $83 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 9/1

SPORTBALL SOCCER FUNdamentals

Kickstart your day! Sportball Soccer introduces fundamental concepts of gameplay and teaches the basic skills required to bend it like Beckham in a supportive, non-league environment. Coaches zero in on skills like throwins, dribbling, trapping and passing in fun, exciting, skill-focused play. All equipment is provided. A one-time material fee of $20 will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. The material fee is for a jersey and soccer ball. The class at Page Park (PPARK) will take place on the grassy area in front of the Gilbert Community Center. 3-6 YEARS 14041 SAT 8/18-10/6* 12:30-1:30pm MPAC $83 4-6 YEARS 14042 T 8/14-9/25 4:30-5:30pm PPARK $83 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 9/1

SPORTBALL SOCCER & T-BALL FUNdamentals

Get a kick out of Sportball Soccer & T-Ball programs! Children are introduced to fundamental concepts of gameplay and provided the basic skills required to score with confidence in a supportive, non-competitive environment. The first half of the program zeroes in on soccer skills; the second half of the program helps children develop t-ball skills. Trained, certified Sportball Coaches apply their dedicated instruction in fun, exciting, skills-focused games. **A one-time supply fee of $20 will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. The supply fee is for a jersey and soccer ball. 4-6 YEARS 14037 SAT 8/18-10/6* 11am-12pm CC $83 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 9/1

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years Arts & Crafts AMAZING ART

Your little artist will have the opportunity to use different media such as paint and clay to create a work of art of their own. In each class students will learn about different artists and then create a masterpiece of their own. 8-12 YEARS 14003 M 8/13-10/1* 4-5pm FRC $45 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas *No class 9/3

AMAZING CLAY

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the different properties of clay and create a masterpiece of their own design. 5-9 YEARS 13962 M 8/13-10/1* 5:15-6pm FRC $45 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas *No class 9/3

ELEMENTS OF ART

Develop fundamental art concepts and hone your ability to make artistic decisions. Media exploration is encouraged using markers, pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint, as well as colored pencils. Learn sophisticated art concepts such as form, pattern, texture and contrast through the introduction of the “elements and principles of art.” 6-10 YEARS 13580 W 8/15-10/3 4:30-5:30pm CC $50 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

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KIDS CANVAS PAINT PARTY

Come paint along with us! This class will be a social evening filled with fun and paint. When you arrive, we will walk you step-by-step through the process. We provide all the supplies and you get to go home with your very own masterpiece. 6-12 YEARS 13583 W 9/12 6-7pm CC $15 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

PRINCIPLES OF ART

This class will be a fun way to learn how to compose a work of art. Learn the principles of art including balance, emphasis, movement, proportion, rhythm, unity, and variety in a fun hands-on way. Work in a variety of media to hone your skills as a developing artist. 10-16 YEARS 13768 T 8/14-10/2 4:30-5:30pm CC $50 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

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COOKING 101 FOR YOUTH

Calling all culinary enthusiasts! Let us teach your child the basics of baking and cooking. Each week will focus on a different course such as an appetizer, main dish, breakfast item or dessert. Class emphasizes following directions, taking turns and kitchen safety. Recipes will be given out to recreate at home. Get ready to taste some amazing foods! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 5-8 YEARS 13941 F 8/17-10/5 4:10-5pm MPAC $60 7-12 YEARS 13942 F 8/17-10/5 5:15-6:05pm MPAC $60 Instructor: Jenn Myers

KIDS KITCHEN

Have a child who loves to help you in the kitchen? This class will excite them and expand their culinary abilities. They will learn to make simple, yet delicious recipes like breakfast burritos, chicken salad sandwiches, pizzas and even superfood cookies! Each class they will take home the recipe to recreate for you at home. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 10-16 YEARS 13584 TH 8/16-10/4 4:15-5:15pm CC $50 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years Dance/Cheer

BALLET/TAP

Are you ready to learn lots of great dance moves you can show your friends and family? Each class we will focus on ballet and tap. We will learn everything from pleas and tendues, to flaps and shuffles, to chases and leaps! We will focus on technique through fun and exciting dance moves at the barre, in the center and across the floor. 5-8 YEARS 13897 T 8/15-10/3 4:30-5:15pm CC $42 13966 SAT 8/18-10/6 10-10:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR BEGINNERS

This popular form of dance uses unpredictable, expressive movements that combines elements of classical ballet, modern, jazz and lyrical genres. Dancers are encouraged to connect the mind and body through fluid dance movements, while maintaining a strong focus on technique. Students often dance barefoot, but may also opt for jazz shoes, ballet shoes or foot paws if preferred. 7-12 YEARS 13944 F 8/17-10/5 6:30-7:15pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

DANCE THEATER

Why just take a dance class when you can learn to act too! Each class we will take acting and dance and fuse them together to tell a story through movement. Perfect for aspiring stars of the stage! Dance shoes recommended. 6-12 YEARS 13970 SAT 8/18-10/6 11am-12pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

DANCING DIVAS

Sparkle and shine and unleash your inner diva! Learn fun dance moves and routines set to the hottest (edited) music heard on the radio. Basic jazz, hip hop and even a little bit of tap will be broken down for easy to follow moves. Sign up with a friend or make a new one in class! 7-12 YEARS 13945 M 8/13-10/1* 6:15-7pm MPAC $37 Instructor: Darby McDaniel *No class 9/3

DESERT STAR DANCE STUDIO CLASSES

Desert Star Dance has been serving families in the East Valley for 15 years. We have classes for all ages, experience, levels of interest and offer a diverse array of styles to choose from. Our goal is to provide a strong foundation in dance though solid, fundamental training while utilizing fun and creative teaching techniques. Our professional dance studio creates a safe, family friendly atmosphere where we strive to maintain a balance between fun and discipline and where students are encouraged to understand the dedication it takes to become an accomplished dancer. Our professional and experienced staff is devoted to sharing their knowledge of dance and the performing arts.  For all classes the student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225.

GET FUN-KY!

Our Hip Hop class enhances strength and cardiovascular fitness in fun and funky ways! Hip Hop is an urban dance form choreographed to hip hop and rap music (clean and edited). Hip Hop incorporates rhythm, isolations, arm movement and footwork. Our classes teach popping, locking, waving, breaking and more! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 7-11 YEARS 14050 TH 8/16-10/4 6-7pm DSD $80

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JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATER

This is a dance style seen on Broadway, in Las Vegas, and on movies and television, Junior Musical Theater class incorporate dramatics, jazz and tap dance, comedy and lip synching. This class has high energy, is interactive and tons of fun. Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 7-11 YEARS 14051 M 8/13-10/1* 7-8pm DSD $70 *No class 9/3

MINI COMBO CLASS

Set to age appropriate music, our Mini dancer class is designed to encourage a love for dance while building coordination and physical fitness. Mini Combo Class consists of tap, jazz, ballet and creative movement perfect for your tiny dancer. Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 5-7 YEARS 14052 SAT 8/18-10/6 11am-12pm DSD $80

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years TEEN HIP HOP

An urban dance form choreographed to hip hop and rap music (clean and edited). Hip Hop incorporates rhythm, isolations, arm movement and footwork. These classes teach popping, locking, waving, breaking and more. Hip Hop enhances strength and good cardiovascular fitness in a fun and funky way! For beginner-intermediate teens! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 11+ YEARS 14056 T 8/14-10/2 7-8pm DSD $80

TEEN JAZZ

Your Teen dancer will learn beginning jazz technique and choreography during this dynamic and energetic class. Set to jazz music, this class will introduce classic Broadway style jazz dance while encouraging fun, cardiovascular health. Your dancer is also sure to make a friend or two! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 11+ YEARS 14053 TH 8/16-10/4 8-9pm DSD $80

TUTUS AND TAP SHOES

Mini dancers will be introduced to ballet and tap basics during Miss Janice’s Friday class. This class is designed for beginning dancers and is a great introduction to dance. Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 5-7 YEARS 14055 F 8/14-10/5 5-6pm DSD $80

TWEEN HIP HOP

An urban dance form choreographed to hip hop and rap music (clean and edited). Hip Hop incorporates rhythm, isolations, arm movement and footwork. These classes teach popping, locking, waving, breaking and more. Hip Hop enhances strength and good cardiovascular fitness in a fun and funky way! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 8-12 YEARS 14057 W 8/15-10/3 8-9pm DSD $80

HIP HOP DANCE

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! 6-12 YEARS 13976 W 8/15-10/3 5-5:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

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Enrichment ACT BOOTCAMP

Are you looking for a quick and effective way to improve your test scores? These ACT Boot Camp classes are an intensive four-hour workshop that focus on strategy; how to take the test, how to avoid the traps, and preparing for the writing section. We provide you the most up to date test prep information. Presentations are given with visual Power Point backup, and students are provided a binder containing the workshop information including practice questions, tips and vocabulary lists. Students, please bring pencils, paper and calculators to class. 13-20 YEARS 14136 SAT 8/25 9am-1pm SERL $99 Instructor: Test Prep Boot Camp Staff

SAT BOOTCAMP

Are you looking for a quick and effective way to improve your test scores? This SAT Boot Camp classes is an intensive four-hour workshop that focuses on strategy; how to take the test, how to avoid the traps, and preparing for the writing section. We provide you the most up to date test prep information. Presentations are given with visual Power Point backup, and students are provided a binder containing the workshop information including practice questions, tips and vocabulary lists. Students, please bring pencils, paper and calculators to class. 13-20 YEARS 14137 SAT 8/18 9am-1pm SERL $99 14138 SAT 9/22 9am-1pm SERL $99 Instructor: Test Prep Bootcamp Staff

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years Equestrian 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. Swingin’ C Ranch (SCR) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 6+ YEARS 14140 T 10/2-10/23 7-8pm SCR $136 Instructor: Swingin’ C Ranch Staff

BEGINNING HORSEMANSHIP

This class is designed to teach students the basics of Western riding horsemanship. We will begin with grooming, general care and saddling safely. We will 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. Swingin’ C Ranch (SCR) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 6+ YEARS 14141 T 9/4-9/25 6-7pm SCR $136 Instructor: Swingin’ C Ranch 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 gait and correct leads while mounted. Students under 18 must have parent/guardian sign a liability waiver at first class. Swingin’ C Ranch (SCR) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 6+ YEARS 14142 T 9/4-9/25 7-8pm SCR $136 14143 T 10/2-10/23 6-7pm SCR $136 Instructor: Swingin’ C Ranch Staff

Gymnastics & Movement DYNAMIC GYMNASTICS

Dynamic Gymnastics is designed for those beginning athletes who are new the sport of tumbling and gymnastics. Teaching the basic gymnastic elements and building confidence with the required skills needed to advance. Dynamic gymnastics focuses on strength and flexibility, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels and round-offs, backbend flexibility, handstands and the back handspring. 6-8 YEARS 13896 F 8/17-10/5* 4:15-5pm CC $37 Instructor: Betsy Vacco *No class 9/14

GYMNASTICS 101

BEGINNER LEVEL: Best recommended for kids needing help to master the basic skills. Improve strength, flexibility, coordination and balance in a 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. 5-8 YEARS 14214 W 8/15-10/3 5:05-5:55pm MPAC $42 13946 TH 8/16-10/4 4:55-5:45pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco 13947 SAT 8/18-10/6 10:30-11:20am MPAC $42 Instructor: Darby McDaniel 13974 M 8/13-10/1* 4-4:45pm FRC $37 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 9/3 8-12 YEARS 13948 SAT 8/18-10/6 11:30am-12:25pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Darby McDaniel

GYMNASTICS 102

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Best recommended for kids who have mastered the basic skills and have prior gymnastics background. This 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. 6-12 YEARS 13975 M 8/13-10/1* 5-5:45pm FRC $37 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 9/3 14215 W 8/15-10/3 6-6:55pm MPAC $42 13949 TH 8/16-10/4 5:50-6:45pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

INTRO TO ACROGYMNASTICS

What is it? Acro - meaning “top most” has come to be linked to the gymnastic world of stacking on top of each other. We will learn the basics utilizing yoga, dance and gymnastics techniques. We will challenge out bodies and minds in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. No matter the body type, everyone will have the opportunity to base, spot and fly. We ask that all participants have had at least 2 sessions of gymnastics 101 or a full session of gymnastics 102. 7-13 YEARS 14004 W 8/15-10/3 6-6:50pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years TUMBLE & SHOUT

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. 6-10 YEARS 13992 TH 8/16-10/4 5-5:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

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TUMBLE TIME!

Learn the basics of tumbling in our safe, clean, family-friendly dance studio. Students will work with an experienced instructor on developing their core tumbling skills and techniques. Great class for siblings! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 5-11 YEARS 14144 TH 8/16-10/4 5-6pm DSD $80 Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff

Martial Arts

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE

Sanchin-Ryu is an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size and strength, age and athletic ability aren’t 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 non-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 selfconfidence, coordination, and leadership skills through the study of a true martial art. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. Instructors: Black Belts; Steven Ahles 7th Dan, Doug Sawyer 3rd Dan, and Brent Sawyer 3rd Dan.

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADVANCED

This advanced class will be structured for those students holding the rank of Purple belt or higher. Students will study advanced Sanchin-Ryu forms and their hand to hand application. 10+ YEARS 14014 W 8/15-10/3 6:30-8:30pm MPAC $80

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-FAMILY

Participants will learn fundamental stances, single person and double person drills, prearranged sets that are foundations of northern and southern Chinese Martial Arts. Participants proper wear attire should be black sweat pants and white or black plain T-shirt, sneakers. 12-17 YEARS 14005 T/TH 8/14-10/4 6-6:45pm FRC $80 Instructor: Peter Pena

For individuals and families from all walks of life. Come study the full form of Sanchin-Ryu, 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. Have fun learning a true martial Art in a non-competitive, fun, highenergy environment. Family participation is encouraged. Open to all levels of students. 6+ YEARS 14018 T 8/14-10/2 6:30-7:30pm CC $40 14015 W 8/15-10/3 5:30-6:30pm MPAC $40 14016 F 8/17-10/5 6:30-7:30pm FRC $40 14017 SAT 8/18-10/6 9:30-10:30am FRC $40

HUNG GAR KUNG FU

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE & SELF-DEFENSE FOR YOUTH

CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS

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. 13+ YEARS 13977 W 8/15-10/3 6:30-8:30pm FRC $80 Instructor: Peter Pena

TAI JI QUAN

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 13989 T 8/14-10/2 7-8pm FRC $40 Instructor: Peter Pena

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Students will learn alternatives to fighting and be empowered with techniques to handle everyday scenarios they may encounter at work, school, the park and even among friends. In a fun, high-energy, go-atyour-own pace environment students build self-confidence, develop focus, discipline and physical fitness. Students are taught the full form of Sanchin-Ryu, 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. These classes are age appropriate for content and situational subjects. 6-12 YEARS 14009 T 8/14-10/2 5:30-6:30pm CC $40 14008 F 8/17-10/5 4:30-5:30pm FRC $40

SANCHIN-RYU’S SELF-DEFENSE FOR TEENS & PARENTS

Learn street-wise techniques designed in a way, so that size, strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one's self. Learn to act on stressful situations rather than being controlled by them. Sign up for this class by yourself or with a family member or friend! Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and covers the shoulders. 13+ YEARS 14020 SAT 9/22 12-2:30pm MPAC $24

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years Special Interest

ASHI CHILD & BABYSITTING SAFETY TRAINING CLASS

The Childcare & Babysitting course (CABS) helps build confidence, selfesteem 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. 11-16 YEARS 14145 SAT 8/25 9:30am-1:30pm SERL $55 14146 SAT 9/29 9:30am-1:30pm SERL $55 Instructor: Cross Lifeline Emergency Staff

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Sports

CHORDS ARE KEY FOR GUITAR

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Materials Fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for the workbook and practice DVD. 13+ YEARS 14147 TH 9/20 6:15-8:45pm MPAC $30 Instructor: Craig Coffman

ARCHERY CLASSES IN GILBERT

Gilbert Archery Range is a small outdoor range in Freestone Park, set up for shooting recurve and compound bows out to 70 meters. Town archery classes, activities, events, and the Gilbert Archery Club, are run there by high quality, certified coaches. Open shooting times are posted at GilbertArchery.com. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center.

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

All ages welcome. All equipment is provided. Come learn to shoot like the Olympians. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center. 8+ YEARS 14150 SAT 8/18-9/1 9-10am GAR $60 14151 SAT 9/15-10/6 9-10am GAR $80 Instructor: Gilbert Archery Staff

INTERMEDIATE ARCHERY

If you’ve taken our beginning class and want to continue refining your skills, this is the class for you. Equipment is provided. You may bring your own equipment, but it’ll need to pass a safety check. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center. 8+ YEARS 14154 SAT 8/18-9/1 10:15-11:15am GAR $60 14155 SAT 9/15-10/6 10:15-11:15am GAR $80 Instructor: Gilbert Archery Staff

TRY ARCHERY

A free introduction to the sport of archery. This class is for those who’ve never tried archery and would like to give it a shot. You must register to participate. This class can only be taken once. All equipment is provided. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center. 8+ YEARS 14161 SAT 10/6 11:30am-12:30pm GAR FREE Instructor: Gilbert Archery Staff

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years BASKETBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS WITH B.E.S.T.

Our industry-leading basketball skills and drills clinics introduce and advance your players ability for ball handling, dribbling, defense, jumping, passing, shooting and the triple threat position. Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level. This is an extremely active, endurance-based class. Please bring your child’s favorite basketball with their name on it. 6-9 YEARS 14088 SUN 8/19-10/7* 1:45-2:30pm FRC $86 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff *No class 9/2

BEGINNING BASKETBALL

This weekly class is designed to help your child to introduce your child to the fundamentals of basketball. Each week players will be introduce individual team drills and activities targeting key skills such as footwork, dribbling, passing/catching, ball handling and shooting. 7-12 YEARS 13967 W 8/15-10/3 5-5:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Kelli Morgan

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BEGINNING SOCCER

Your soccer stars will develop technical, physical, psychological and social skills in this fun introduction to soccer to develop the person not just the player. Participants will learn the fundamentals of soccer in a low pressure environment. Understanding, coordination, balance and small sided games will be a focus. Participants must wear tennis shoes and bring water. 7-12 YEARS 14117 M 8/13-10/1* 4-4:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Heather Callis *No class 9/10

BEGINNING VOLLEYBALL

Introduce and review basic volleyball skills: bump, set, spike, and serve. Learn the game through drills and skill instruction. Participants need to wear tennis shoes and may bring their own volleyball to class each day. 7-12 YEARS 13969 T 8/14-10/2 4:30-5:15pm FRC $42 Instructor: Kelli Morgan

GILBERT YOUTH SPORTS COALITIONS

PLEASE 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 informaiton. Gilbert National Little League eteamz.com/gnll

Gilbert Softball Little League azgsll.org

Arizona Soccer Club arizonasoccerclub.com

Gilbert Youth Football League gilbertyouthfootballleague.com

Gilbert American Little League gilbertlittleleague.com

Gilbert Youth Soccer Association azgysa.com

Gilbert Chandler Youth Football & Cheer gcyfc.org

Southeast Diamondbacks Little League eteamz.com/sediamondbacks

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GOLF JUNIOR SERIES AT WESTERN SKIES

This class is perfect for both beginner and intermediate levels. Junior golfers will develop a proper pre-shot routine and jump right into the full swing. They will learn proper practice habits for chipping, pitching, putting, irons and driver swing. Rules, etiquette and golf course management will be taught accordingly. Golf clubs are available for use if you do not have your own. Closed toed shoes are required. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. Now you can choose classes that fit your schedule! Choose from the selection of listed times and days when you register online. Class 1 Pre-shot fundamentals and basic swing Class 2 Chipping and pitching Class 3 Full iron swing from the fairway Class 4 Putting including aim, stroke and reading the green Class 5 Driver swing 6-16 YEARS 14128 T 8/21-9/18 5-6pm WS $105 14128 TH 8/23-9/20 5-6pm WS $105 14128 SAT 8/25-9/22 10-11am WS $105 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL

This class will build on the skills learned in Beginning Basketball with a focus on improving agility, hand-eye coordination, ball handling, passing and catching, flexibility and conditioning through a variety of skills and activities. Skill development and understanding of the game will also be a key focus. 7-12 YEARS 13978 W 8/15-10/3 6-7pm FRC $42 Instructor: Kelli Morgan

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INTERMEDIATE SOCCER

Your soccer stars will develop technical, physical, psychological and social Skills in this action packed class to develop the person not just the player. Ideal for youngsters who are preparing to join a team, just wanting to brush up on their skills or gain confidence. Ball mastery, small sided games and decision making will be a focus. Participants must wear tennis shoes and bring water. 9-15 YEARS 14118 M 8/13-10/1* 4-4:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Heather Callis *No class 9/10

INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL

In this class we will review basic volleyball skills: bump, set, spike, and serve and build on these skills through drills and instruction. Participants must have taken the Beginners Volleyball class or have a working understanding of the basics before taking Intermediate. Participants need to wear tennis shoes and may bring their own volleyball to class each day. 9-15 YEARS 13979 T 8/14-10/2 5:30-6:15pm FRC $42 Instructor: Kelli Morgan

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years IntroSk8™

Have you ever wanted to learn to ice skate? What better way to keep cool! Come on down to AZ ICE Gilbert and learn how to ice skate - it’s the closest thing to flying! Our Introsk8 program is designed to get skaters comfortable with the basics of ice skating, including getting up and falling down, moving forward, stopping and overall skating safety! The class is a 1/2 hour in duration and will prepare skaters for further skating in the AZ ICE Gilbert group lesson structure! Come skate with us! Ice skates are provided. AZ Ice (AI) is located at 2305 E Knox Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 7-13 YEARS 14133 SAT 8/18 11:05am-11:35am AI $15 14134 SAT 9/15 11:05am-11:35am AI $15 14135 SAT 10/6 11:05am-11:35am AI $15 Instructor: AZ Ice Staff

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SOCCER SKILLS TRAINING WITH B.E.S.T.

Our industry-leading weekly soccer class will teach your kids the skills of soccer by offering activities such as: dribbling, kicking, throw-ins, goalie skills, (age permitting: scrimmaging) and more! Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level. Please bring an age appropriate soccer ball with your child's name on it and a water bottle. 5-8 YEARS 14089 F 8/17-10/5* 4:45-5:30pm MPAC $86 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff *No class 8/31

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SPEED & AGILITY TRAINING

Let Coach Trevor help your athlete reach his/her athletic potential and fitness goals. High intensity drills will help strengthen coordination, balance, speed, power and muscular endurance. Enhance athletic performance through sprints, footwork and explosive movement and drills. This training class is sure to minimize the risk of injury and improve reaction time to make a better athlete. Taught by former ASU athlete, Trevor Kohl. 8-12 YEARS 13950 W 8/15-10/3 6-6:50pm MPAC $42 10-15 YEARS 13951 W 8/15-10/3 7-7:50pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Trevor Kohl

SPORTBALL BASKETBALL SKILLS & TEAMPLAY

Slamdunk! Sportball Basketball introduces fundamental concepts of gameplay and teaches the basic skills required to hit the court with confidence in a supportive, non-league environment. Coaches zero in on skills like dribbling, passing, catching, shooting and defense in fun, exciting, skill-focused play. All equipment is provided. 6-9 YEARS 14034 TH 8/16-9/27 5:30-6:30pm FRC $83 Instructor: Sportball Staff

SPORTBALL SOCCER-SKILLS & TEAMPLAY

For kids looking to develop and refine their skills in a fun, safe environment without the stress and high ratios of a competitive league. Certified Sportball coaches recognize and teach to a child's individual skill level, enabling each child to progress in-line with their abilities. Skills include throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more! All necessary equipment provided. A one-time material fee of $20 will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. The material fee is for a jersey and soccer ball. Bring water and wear tennis shoes. The class at Page Park (PPARK) will take place on the grassy area in front of the Gilbert Community Center. 7-10 YEARS 14044 T 8/14-9/25 5:30-6:30pm PPARK $83 Instructor: Sportball Staff

SPORTBALL VOLLEYBALL- SKILLS & GAMEPLAY

This class is for kids looking to develop and refine their skills in a fun, safe environment without the stress and high ratios of a competitive league. Certified Sportball coaches recognize and teach to a child's individual skill level, enabling each child to progress in-line with their abilities. Skills include serve, bump, set, spike and more! All equipment is provided. 6-8 YEARS 14043 W 8/15-9/26 5:30-6:30pm FRC $83 9-12 YEARS 14047 W 8/15-9/26 6:30-7:30pm FRC $83 Instructor: Sportball Staff

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Sports league registration is done entirely online at GilbertRecreation.com beginning at 7am on 7/10. Registration is accepted until the league is full.

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$370 singleheaders $585 doubleheaders per team

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$495 per team

Sports league registration is done entirely online at GilbertRecreation.com beginning at 7am on 7/10. Registration is accepted until the league is full.

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Basketball Men’s Upper B Intermediate C Lower D

Volleyball Co-Ed Upper A Upper B

Gilbert Youth Volleyball League Fall 2018 Gilbert Parks and Recreation is thrilled to announce its Fall 2018 Gilbert Youth Volleyball Season. The league is open for both girls and boys ages 7-14 and is designed for beginning to intermediate level players. The season runs 6 weeks and each week consists of 1 indoor practice (Monday or Tuesday nights at McQueen Park Activity Center) and 1 game (Saturday mornings at South Valley Junior High School). The program begins the week of August 20. Registration fee is $90 per participant and includes coaching, player uniform, and games. Program information is available at GilbertRecreation.com. Registration begins at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, July 3. Deadline to register is August 9 or when league fills. Each team will be assigned a coach with a high level of volleyball knowledge. This program’s emphasis is skill development. Participants will learn the essential skills and components of the game. The league format gives participants the opportunity to receive the benefits that come with a team sport including; building confidence, developing relationships, and the value of commitment. Please contact Tyler Smith by phone 480.503.6242 or by email tyler.smith@gilbertaz.gov with any questions.

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Adult Classes 16+ Years Arts & Crafts ART-DRAWING

A drawing is the starting point of every work of art. Learn how to compose a masterpiece through perspective, shading, texture, and more in this fluid class that will take you places! Supplies will be provided. 16+YEARS 13565 T 8/14-10/2 5:45-6:45pm CC $50 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

ART-OIL PAINTING

Want to learn how to paint with oils? Now’s your chance! Learn basic color theory and how to mix and apply paints. You’ll end up with a masterpiece you’ll be proud to hang on your wall. All levels welcome. Students will provide their own supplies. A supply list will be provided the first day of class. 16+YEARS 13871 TH 8/16-10/4 5:15-6:15pm CC $50 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

Health & Fitness BEGINNING YOGA

This class is for those 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. 16+ YEARS 13952 M 8/13-10/1* 6-7pm MPAC $39 13953 F 8/17-10/5 9-10am MPAC $44 Instructor: Jeanette Runnings *No class 9/3

INDOOR FITNESS FOR LADIES

True Body Fitness offers a fun and friendly way to torch calories. Classes are taught by a Certified Personal Trainer, Maggie Colecchia, who can modify or progress workouts so ALL FITNESS LEVELS ARE WELCOME. Silver Sneakers FLEX is now accepted for all classes. In order to register with the Silver Sneakers FLEX program, you must call Gilbert Parks & Recreation at 480-503-6256. Flexible options allow you to decide how many classes to take each month: 4, 6, 8, 10 or unlimited. Bring your yoga mat and water. See course code 13898 for August and 13899 for September. 4 Class Package-$30 10 Class Package-$60 6 Class Package-$40 Unlimited Class Package-$70 8 Class Package-$50 Trial Class-$10

CARDIO EXPRESS

Achieve a healthy weight and maintain it; increase endurance; reduce health risks and strengthen your heart; keep your mind clear and release endorphins to help cope with stress…Need any more reasons to do cardio training? If you are short on time, Cardio Express does it all in a half-hour. Kickboxing, step, sports drills, you just never know what we’ll be doing from one class to another. Take this class by itself or pair it with our 45-min Total Body Toning class and you have just given yourself a total body workout that is not only challenging but fun. 16+ YEARS TH 6-6:30pm SERL

GENTLE POSES

Using mild Yoga poses to create balance in our bodies to promote strength, flexibility and endurance. This is a beginner’s class. 16+ YEARS TH 6:30-7:15pm SERL

TOTAL BODY TONING

Lean muscle mass naturally diminishes with age. This strength training program focuses on all major muscle groups to help develop strong bones, manage your weight, improve your ability to do everyday activities, achieve better balance, manage chronic conditions and sharpen your thinking skills. 16+ YEARS M 6:15-7pm SERL T 9-9:45am SERL SAT 8:45-9:30am SERL

ZUMBA® TONING

Using maracas inspired toning sticks (light weights), combines targeted body sculpting exercises and high energy cardio work with Latin infused moves to create a calorie torching, strength training dance fitness party. 16+ YEARS SAT 9:30-10:15am SERL

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Adult Classes 16+ Years GENTLE YOGA by TRUE BODY FITNESS

This co-ed yoga classes uses poses to create balance in our bodies to promote strength, flexibility and endurance. This is a beginner’s class.

16+ YEARS 14166 W 8/8-8/29 7-7:45pm 14167 W 9/5-10/3* 7-7:45pm Instructor: Maggie Colecchia *No class 9/19

SERL SERL

$50 $50

SWORD STRENGTH by TRUE BODY FITNESS

Looking to sculpt your biceps, triceps, and core? This co-ed class is performed holding a wooden sword (bokken), bring out your inner warrior for an hour of fun cardio mixed with resistance training to target your arms and core. We will whittle away your middle, but we will also strengthen your back, chest and glutes! We provide the sword and all equipment. Just bring a Yoga mat, towel and water and get ready to work your powerhouse (core). 16+ YEARS 14164 W 8/8-8/29 6-7pm SERL $50 14167 W 9/5-10/3* 6-7pm SERL $50 Instructor: Maggie Colecchia *No class 9/19

SWORD STRENGTH AND GENTLE YOGA BUNDLE

Take both the Gentle Yoga and Sword Strength by True Body Fitness for the same dates and get a bundled price. If you are taking both classes, you must register for the bundle in order to receive the discounted rate. See the class descriptions above. 16+ YEARS 14164 W 8/8-8/29 6-7:45pm SERL $75 14165 W 9/5-10/3* 6-7:45pm SERL $75 Instructor: Maggie Colecchia *No class 9/19

Martial Arts HUNG GAR KUNG FU

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. 13+ YEARS 13977 W 8/15-10/3 6:30-8:30pm FRC $80 Instructor: Peter Pena

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE

Sanchin-Ryu is an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size and strength, age and athletic ability aren’t 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 non-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 selfconfidence, coordination, and leadership skills through the study of a true martial art. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Instructors: Black Belts; Steven Ahles, 7th Dan, Doug Sawyer, 3rd Dan, and Brent Sawyer 3rd Dan.

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADULT

Students will learn alternatives to fighting and be empowered with techniques to handle everyday scenarios they may encounter at work, school, the park and even among friends. In a fun, high-energy, go-atyour-own pace environment students build self-confidence, develop focus, discipline and physical fitness. Students are taught the full form of Sanchin-Ryu, an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size, strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. 15+ YEARS 14168 SAT 8/18-10/6 8-9:30am FRC $60 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE

Learn street-wise techniques designed in a way, so that size, strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. Learn to act on stressful situations rather than being controlled by them. Sign up for this class by yourself or with a family member or friend! Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and covers the shoulders. 15+ YEARS 14011 TH 8/16-10/4 10-11am SERL $40 14012 SAT 8/25 12-2:30pm FRC $24 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADVANCED

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

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-FAMILY

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

TAI JI QUAN

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 13989 T 8/14-10/2 7-8pm FRC $40 Instructor: Peter Pena

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ASHI, AED, CPR & FIRST AID TRAINING-ADULT, CHILD & INFANT

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 12685 W 8/1 5:30-9pm SERL $40 14170 W 9/5 5:30-9pm SERL $40 14171 W 10/3 5:30-9pm SERL $40 Instructor: Cross’ Lifeline Emergency Staff

BASIC DOG OBEDIENCE

You start this class as a beginner but graduate at an intermediate level. We Teach the basics skills; “focus”, “sit”, “down”, “stay”, “wait”, “stand”, and everyone’s favorite “leave it”. To keep learning fun we teach a few tricks. We spend a lot of time on recall games (come here), and heavily focus on leash walking skills, so that you can enjoy a more rewarding outdoor experience. Also added are a few extras like introductions to new people and dogs are included to ensure the success and create a better behaved dog in social situations. Identifying and correcting bad behaviors are woven into this obedience class. So, if you have a few concerns like; Aggressive Behavior, Jumping Up, Excessive Barking, Counter Surfing, etc or if your dog is insecure or fearful this class will help! Our goal is provide you with a solid foundation of training and skills that will help you develop a great positive relationship, but also the tools needed to create a long lasting happy bond. 18+ YEARS 14172 SAT 8/18-9/8 8-9am PPARK $120 14173 SAT 9/15-10/6 8-9am PPARK $120 Instructor: East Valley K9 Staff

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CERTIFICATION COURSE

The CGC program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test may receive a certificate form the American Kennel Club. The 10-step CGC test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. It is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups and some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing. There are also an increasing number of apartments and condos that require resident dogs to pass the CGC test. Many dog owners discover that Canine Good Citizen training has many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality of life. We will meet each week for 4 weeks and the certification test will be given on the 4th week. This class is intended for dogs that already have a good obedience/manners foundation. NO aggressive dogs, or dogs with behavioral issues should sign up for this class. 18+ YEARS 14174 SAT 9/8-9/29 9:30-10:30am PPARK $150 Instructor: East Valley K9 Staff

CHORDS ARE KEY FOR GUITAR

See SPECIAL INTEREST section under YOUTH for class description and info.

CHORDS ARE KEY FOR PIANO

Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song, any style, any key! Materials Fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for the workbook and practice CD. 18+ YEARS 14148 M 9/17 6:15-8:45pm MPAC $30 Instructor: Craig Coffman

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Adult Classes 16+ Years CREATIVE WRITING AND PUBLISHING WORKSHOPS

Explore Fiction, Nonfiction, Children’s, YA, Family History and Memoirs. Based on your interests Ms. Janson provides  personalized materials and writing instruction. Beginners and advanced writers are invited to attend. All classes are taught by Marilyn Janson.

FICTION WRITING-CRAFTING YOUR PERFECT STORY

Award winning writer Marilyn June Janson M.S. Ed guides new and experienced writers through her unique story writing process. 13+ YEARS 14176 SAT 9/15 10am-12pm SERL $25

NON-FICTION WRITING-HAVING YOUR SAY

Learn how to craft your personal essays, short memoirs, and opinion pieces. Develop your ideas into compelling reads for websites, blogs, and publications. Beginners and experienced writers are welcome to attend. 13+ YEARS 14177 SAT 9/29 10am-12pm SERL $25

PUBLISHING-SUBMITTING YOUR WORK

Submitting Your Work. Learn how to find markets, follow submission guidelines, formatting, write query and cover letters, and the book proposal. Fiction and nonfiction. 13+ YEARS 14178 SAT 10/6 10am-12pm SERL $25

CONVERTING OLD MEDIA TO DIGITAL FORMAT-NEW

Do you have old printed photos, slides, negatives, etc? Do you have reel to reel movies or videos that you haven’t looked at in months/years? Do you have old printed albums that you would like to Digitize? Have you thought about converting our Old Media to Digital Formats? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you. This class will help you take your printed photo and video mess and turn it into a beautifully, organized collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations. Class 1: Scanning and converting considerations, suggestions on where to get this done and getting organized before and after converting old media. Class 2: Hands on class: Bring your old media. We will sort, organize and prepare your media to be scanned. I will also show you tips to organize in this preparation so that it is easier to manage when converted to digital formats. 18+ YEARS 14180 W 8/15-8/22 10-11:15am MPAC $30 14181 W 8/15-8/22 6-7:15pm MPAC $30 14182 F 9/7-9/14 10-11:15am MPAC $30 14183 F 9/7-9/14 6-7:15pm MPAC $30 Instructor: Debra Durma

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PHOTO ORGANIZATION & SCRAPBOOKING

The Scrapbooking Workshop is an open, fun workshop surrounded by other scrapbookers and photo organizers. You will have space and time to complete your albums. The workshop is open to all digital and traditional scrapbookers as well as those who attended the Digital Photo Stress to Digital Photo Peace class. Tips and ideas will be shared throughout the day. You can choose to take the all day workshop or a half day. Bring your own supplies to complete a traditional printed photo album. Scrapbook supplies kits are available for purchase in the case you were to run out of supplies to complete your album. Bring your laptops and digital pictures and/or printed pictures. 18+ YEARS 14185 SAT 8/25 9:30am-1pm MPAC $20 14186 SAT 8/25 9:30am-4:45pm MPAC $25 14187 SAT 9/22 9:30am-1pm MPAC $20 14188 SAT 9/22 9:30am-4:45pm MPAC $25 Instructor: Debra Durma

PHOTO SOS

Are your pictures overwhelming you? Do you have digital pictures on the computer, camera cards, iPhones, iPads, etc.? Do you have printed pictures in boxes, drawers, closets, etc.? Would you like to find a picture for your son/daughter’s school project, but have no idea where it would be? Are you afraid if you lose your phone or your computer crashes that all your digital photos would be gone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you. This class will help you take your photo mess and turn it into a beautifully, organized collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations. Class 1: Set-up your Photo Goals, learn the basics of ABC photo organization, and learn methods to store photos are safely. Class 2: We review more photo organization techniques, learn photo editing tricks and understand the basics for safely sharing photos. 18+ YEARS 14192 T 8/14-8/21 10-11:15am MPAC $30 14193 T 8/14-8/21 6-7:15pm MPAC $30 14194 TH 9/6-9/13 10-11:15am MPAC $30 14195 TH 9/6-9/13 6-7:15pm MPAC $30 Instructor: Debra Durma

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Adult Classes 16+ Years Sports

ARCHERY CLASSES IN GILBERT

Gilbert Archery Range is a small outdoor range in Freestone Park, set up for shooting recurve and compound bows out to 70 meters. Town archery classes, activities, events, and the Gilbert Archery Club, are run there by high quality, certified coaches. Open shooting times are posted at GilbertArchery.com. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center.

MORE ARCHERY CLASSES See SPORTS section under YOUTH for class description and info.

MEN’S CHALLENGE

Get some shooting in before work. The archery instructor will help you as much or as little as you’d like. All levels welcome. Bring your own equipment or use ours. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center. 18+ YEARS 14158 TH 8/16-8/30 9:15-10:15am GAR $60 14159 TH 9/13-10/4 9:15-10:15am GAR $80 Instructor: Gilbert Archery Staff

WOMEN’S MORNING SHOOT

Take some ME TIME. Join us in learning the great sport of archery. We’ll have fun, win prizes, and get a workout without even trying. We have all the equipment you need but bring your own if you’d like. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center. 18+ YEARS 14162 TH 8/16-8/30 8-9am GAR $60 14163 TH 9/13-10/4 8-9am GAR $80 Instructor: Gilbert Archery Staff

GOLF READY FOR ADULTS

This class is great for both the true beginner and the intermediate level golfer who wants to improve or tuneup their skills. Golf clubs are available for use if you do not have your own. Closed toed shoes are required. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. Week 1 Pre-shot fundamentals and basic swing Week 2 Chipping and pitching Week 3 Full iron swing from the fairway Week 4 Putting including aim, stroke and reading the green Week 5 Driver swing 18+ YEARS 14126 TH 8/22-9/20 6-7pm WS $145 14122 SAT 8/25-9/22 9-10am WS $145 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

GOLF READY FOR LADIES ONLY

This class is great for both beginner and intermediate levels. Eat, drink and socialize before and after the golf class if you prefer. This class is designed for women to learn swing fundamentals, golf course preparation and share their experiences in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Golf clubs are available for use if you do not have your own. Closed toed shoes are required. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. Week 1 Pre-shot fundamentals and basic swing Week 2 Chipping and pitching Week 3 Full iron swing from the fairway Week 4 Putting including aim, stroke and reading the green Week 5 Driver swing 18+ YEARS 14124 W 8/22-9/19 6-7pm WS $145 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Adult Classes 16+ Years NEW!

TENNIS 1.0

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TENNIS 2.0-2.5

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TENNIS 3.0

Class is designed to introduce players to the basic skills of tennis; stance, grip, serve, strokes and scoring. Emphasis on hand-eye coordination, drills, good sportsmanship and having fun! Taught by USPTA certified tennis instructor. Players need to provide own racquet. 16+ YEARS 13955 M 8/13-10/1* 8:30-9:30am MPAC $40 Instructor: Karen Fleissner *No class 9/3

A continuation of Tennis 1.0, 2.0 players should be able to engage in a short rally, but not necessarily control the direction of your shots. We’ll continue to develop the basic skills and introduce strategy while playing the game. Taught by USPTA certified tennis instructor. Players need to provide own racquet. 16+ YEARS 13956 W 8/15-10/3 8:30-9:30am MPAC $45 Instructor: Karen Fleissner

Take the next step in tennis to continue developing stance, footwork, grip, stroke production and serve while incorporating the fundamentals of match play. Ideal for players who have previous tennis playing experience and can sustain a short rally of slow to medium pace. Emphasis on recreational play, good sportsmanship and having fun! Class designed for beginner/intermediate player. Taught by USPTA certified tennis instructor. Players need to provide own racquet. 16+ YEARS 13957 M 8/20-10/8* 10:30-11:30am MPAC $40 Instructor: Karen Fleissner *No class 9/3

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TENNIS CARDIO

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TENNIS: LIVE BALL

Cardio Tennis is a great way for players of all skill sets to enjoy the game. You’ll get an AMAZING workout, a chance to socialize and enhance your tennis skills in just one hour! Set to upbeat music, cardio tennis will keep your heart rate up and your feet moving for a fun workout. Taught by USPTA certified tennis instructor. Players need to provide own racquet. 16+ YEARS 13954 M 8/20-10/8* 9:30-10:30am MPAC $40 Instructor: Karen Fleissner *No class 9/3

Live Ball is where tennis meets fitness giving you a non-stop aerobic workout! It’s a fun, fast paced game play where the ball is fed on to the court and turns into a 2-on-2 game play. There are champions and challengers and the objective is to dethrone the champions. Class is set to upbeat music to keep you motivated and excited. Live Ball is not a technique class but tips and tricks will be offered. Best for players at 2.5 level and higher. Taught by USPTA certified tennis instructor. Players need to provide own racquet. 16+ YEARS 13958 W 8/15-10/3 9:30-10:30am MPAC $45 Instructor: Karen Fleissner

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Active Adults Programs 50+ Years TAI CHI Tai Chi/Medical Chi Chong will help to relieve arthritis, stress, and enhance your immune system. This class is on-going. No registration required. M 9-9:45am CC FREE

We provide a wide variety of recreational, educational and leisure activities for adults 50 years of age and “BETTER”! Adults 50+ have first priority; however, adults under 50 may participate in certain activities if space is available. Please call the Senior Center if you have any questions, 480-503-6059. Join us for these fun events and to view more visit us online at gilbertaz.gov/seniors. Transportation is provided for off-site events. Check your monthly calendar for announcements, as dates and times may change. For addition info please call 480-503-6059.

Classes CHAIR EXERCISE Join us for a non-impact exercise class. Chair Exercises are workouts done while seated in a chair, or sometimes standing next to or behind the chair for stability. T/TH 8:30-9am CC FREE DRAWING CLASSES Have you ever wanted to learn to draw? This is your chance. Sign up is taken in the Senior Center office August 20-31. W 9/4-10/23 1-2pm CC $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. W 9-10am CC FREE LINE DANCING Learn to line dance! Alleviate stress and exercise to great music with wonderful people. New participants are always welcome! M 12:30-1:30pm CC $3 W 11:15am-12:15pm CC $3 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! Space is limited, first come first serve. T 1-2pm CC FREE TH-Geri Fit 1-2pm CC FREE

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. F 8:45-9:45am CC FREE

Dining Out We will leave the Senior Center at 4pm for each Dining Out event. Arrival back to the center is usually between 6-7pm. Midwestern Meats Wednesday, August 15 Sign up July 30-Aug 14

Sweet Tomatoes

Wednesday, September 12 Sign up August 29-September 11

Phoe Gia Dinh

Wednesday, October 10 Sign up September 26-October 9

Social Events D-BACKS BASEBALL Come on out and join us for some great baseball! Games start at 12:40 pm. We will leave at 11:30 am. Sign up from July 23-Aug 3. Transportation is provided. W 8/8 11:30am-4pm $25 PICNIC AT WOOD CANYON LAKE Come join us for a fun day trip north of Payson to Woods Canyon Lake. We will enjoy a picnic type lunch with beautiful views. Sign up from Aug 14-24. Transportation is provided. TH 8/30 10am-4pm $25

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Active Adults Programs 50+ Years CARD MAKING CLASS Join us for a fun class on making your very own greeting cards. Sign up from Aug 29-Sept 7. 8/14, 9/11 11:45am-1pm FREE EARLY HAPPY HOUR Chandler Gilbert Community College students will join us for fun, food, mocktails and music! 9/19 2-4pm FREE

MOVIES AT FAT CATS Join us monthly at Fat Cats! Cost is $7 per person. The movie title will be announced on the day of the sign up. We will leave the center 45 minutes prior to the start of the movie. Monthly Movies are offered at the center as well! On the 2nd Friday of every month at 1pm there will be a movie playing. Sign up in the activities book one day before so we can rent the movie. Min participants: 6

July 24

Sign up from July 18-23

August 21

Sign up from Aug 15-20

Sept 18

Sign up from Sept 12-17

Ongoing Activites for Active Adults at the Gilbert Senior Center COMPUTERS:

Computer Lounge: The Community Center has a computer lounge with three public computers. Scrapbooking & Craft Club: Free craft classes all OUTREACH SERVICES: Computers are available daily during facility hours. supplies provided. Most Fridays from 12:15-3pm. The following services are available by appointment Knitting/Crocheting Club: COMMUNITY FREE “LIBRARY�: A great way only. Benefit help, lawyer services, SNAP, please call Join us for knitting & crocheting projects 480-503-6061 to schedule your appointment today! to share a book! Take one with you and either every Wednesday at 12:30pm return to the library or pass them alog to others. Donations welcome.

ARTS & CRAFTS:

CARDS & GAMES:

Bingo: Cost is .50 cents to play per card. limit 3 cards. Every Mon & Fri 10:15-11:30am Bridge Club: Every Mon At 10am & Thurs at 12:12pm Bunco: Wed at 12:30pm Rummikub Club: Every Tues & Thurs at 12:30pm Pinochle: Fri 9am-12pm Mahjong: Tues 1:15pm

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HEALTH & WELLNESS:

Blood Pressure Checks: Join us on the 2nd & 4th Tues of every month from 10am-12pm Health Presentations: We will cover different topics every topics very month. 12:15pm most starts times. Fitness Center: The Center has a paid for usage fitness center available. Cost of monthly membershp is $15 or pay a $2 daily fee.

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SOCIAL FUN

Entertainment & Dancing: Join us every Tues & thurs from 11am-12pm. Movies: Held the 2nd Friday of the month for a movie & popcorn. Movie start time is 1pm. For information on becoming a members of the Gilbert Senior Center please visit the center for a tour. For details call 480-503-6059 or visit our website.


Riparian Preserve Classes & Programs

BIRD WALKS

Monthly bird walk at the Riparian. Walk is geared for adults. The walk will last about 90 min. – 2 hours, starting at 6 a.m. with additional wrap up time at the end to go over the list of species seen and heard. Free, although any donations are accepted. $5 suggested. Limited to 12 participants. Please register with Kathe Anderson at kathe.coot@cox.net. SAT/SUN 7/22, 8/19, 9/8* 6am Riparian *9/8 start time is 6:30am

FAMILY BIRD WALKS

The Gilbert Family Bird walks are held every third Saturday of the month, October through March at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve. These free walks are sponsored by Desert Rivers Audubon, The Riparian Preserve, and Liberty Wildlife. We provide loaner binoculars, Bird Bingo Cards for kids, and expert leaders to take you around the ponds at both locations. Walks leave every 15 minutes or so and last about 45 minutes. SAT

10/20, 11/17, 12/15

8am-12pm

Riparian

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Perry Library Programs Perry Library

1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. 602-652-3000 Visit us online at MCLDAZ.org

PAWS 2 READ

Storytime

BABY AND DADDY STORYTIME

This is a special one-on-one story time designed to encourage development of language and motor skills incorporating, simple songs, rhymes, movement activities, and finger plays. For infants ages 0-23 months with their fathers and/ or father figures. Registration is required at www.mcldaz. org. SAT 8/25, 9/29 10:15-10:45am SERL Free

Children’s Programs MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOK CLUB

Once a month kids in 1st-3rd grade are will meet for our Magic Tree House book club! Each month we will talk about the adventures of Jack and Annie and do a craft or activity that relates to the theme or place they visited. Reserve your book early so you have time to read it BEFORE we meet on the last Wednesday of every month (adjustments may be made around holiday dates). We will hold a select number of copies at Perry (first come, first served). GRADES 1-3 W 8/29, 9/26 4-4:45pm Perry Free

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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. SAT 8/18, 9/15 10:30-12pm Perry Free

PIECING A STORY PUZZLE FOR KIDS

Meet local author Dianne White! She will read her stories, answer questions about being an author and lead the group in a hands on workshop where kids will learn about the elements of a good story and then create their own! This program requires registration at www.mcldaz.org and is for kids in K-3rd grade. Caregivers may wait in the main part of the library with siblings. GRADES K-3 T 8/14 4-5pm Perry Free

Teen Programs PERRY ROCKS! RECORDING AND SONGWRITING CLUB

If you are a teen interested in writing songs and learning how to record them, join the Perry Rocks! Recording and Songwriting Club. We will meet every month to plan, write and record an entire song (or songs) from start to finish. Bring instruments, lyrics, music, art/drawings, ideas- anything you think would be useful for writing or recording a song. No musical experience is required! T 8/21, 9/18 2:15-3:30pm Perry Free

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Perry Library Programs CHECK OUT OUR ...

COMMUNITY & FAMILY EVENTS CALENDAR

on page 6!

Book Discussion

ADULT BOOK GROUP

Join us each month on the 4th Monday at 10:30am to read and discuss a work of literary fiction. Check Perry Library’s events calendar each month for the current book at www.mcldaz.org. ADULTS 18+ M 8/27, 9/24 10:30am Perry Free

Family Programs

FAMILY FORT NIGHT

Kids who love to build forts and read stories (which is pretty much every kid right?) are welcome to do so at the library! Ms. Jennifer will be here to lead kids in a short storytime with a book and a song or two followed by fort building! Once your family fort is built you are welcome to read together underneath until our program is over! Some materials will be provided but you are welcome and encouraged to bring some of your own! T 8/21, 8/28 5:30-6:30pm Perry Free

FAMILY MOVIE MONDAYS

Join us for Family Movie Mondays! Each month we will show a movie for the entire family so bring snacks, pillows, and enjoy some classic family films at the library. Check our calendar of events at www.mcldaz.org for film titles. M 9/10, 10/1 4:30-6:30pm Perry Free

NON-FICTION BOOK GROUP

Join us each month for a lively discussion of a non-fiction selection. M 9/10, 10/1 1pm Perry Free

Adult Programs CLASSIC ALBUM DISCUSSION

Join us each month for the Classic Album Discussion Group at Perry. Every month we will listen to a short album in its entirety and then discuss the album afterwards. Please check our calendar of events for album titles. Refreshments will be provided. M 8/13, 9/17 5:30-6:45pm Perry Free

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. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. TH 8/23, 9/13, 9/27 12:30-2pm Perry Free

CREATIVE WRITING

Always wanted to be a writer or working on your novel, but need some editing? If so, join our group. Note: Bring a sample of your writing each month. W 9/12 12:30-3pm Perry Free

STITCH & FRIENDS

Do you like to knit or crochet? Join the Stitch & Friends group and make service projects for Project Linus (an organization that makes handmade blankets for ill children). SAT 8/18, 9/15 10am-2pm Perry Free

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Southeast Regional Library Programs Southeast Regional Library 775 N. Greenfield Rd. 602-652-3000

Visit us online at MCLDAZ.org

Storytime BABY AND DADDY STORYTIME

This is a special one-on-one story time designed to encourage development of language and motor skills incorporating, simple songs, rhymes, movement activities, and finger plays. For infants ages 0-23 months with their fathers and/ or father figures. Registration is required at www.mcldaz. org. SAT 8/25, 9/29 10:15-10:45am SERL Free

BABY TIME LAPSIT!

STORYTIME FOR WEE ONES

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun! Learn letters, numbers, colors, and animals and have fun with music and movement activities. Please note that parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during story times. To attend, please go to the youth area of the library and listen for the bell at 10:15am. At that time we will open the doors to the Dig and you are welcome to come in and take a seat. Please note: attendance will be capped when room is at capacity. 1-3 YEARS W 9/12-10/3 10:15-10:45am SERL Free W 9/12-10/3 11:15-11:45am SERL Free

Children’s Programs CHILDREN’S CRAFTERNOON

Come make a craft with us! Families with children 3-10 years old are invited to join us any time between 2-4pm in the Dig to create their own masterpiece! We will have prepped crafts as well as craft materials to create something unique. Supplies are available on a first come first serve basis. 3-10 YEARS SAT 8/18 2-4pm SERL Free

Baby Time Lapsit is a special one-on-one story time designed to encourage development of language and motor skills by incorporating stories, with simple songs, rhymes, movement activities and finger plays. For infants ages 0 - 18 months with parents or caregivers. No registration, but tickets are required and will be distributed at 10:00am. 0-18 MONTHS T 8/14-10/6 10:15-10:45am SERL Free

GOODNIGHT STORYTIME WITH DADDY AND ME

Come join us at the Southeast Regional Library for an evening story time. This is a special one-on-one story time designed to encourage development of language and motor skills by incorporating stories with simple songs, rhymes, movement activities, and finger plays. For infants ages 0-18 months with father figures. Pajamas are optional. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. M 9/24 6-6:30pm SERL Free

STORYTIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun! Learn letters, numbers, colors, and animals and have fun with music and movement activities. Please note that parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during story times. To attend, please go to the youth area of the library and listen for the bell at 10:15am. At that time we will open the doors to the Dig and you are welcome to come in and take a seat. Please note: attendance will be capped when room is at capacity. 3-5 YEARS TH 9/13-10/4 10:15-10:45am SERL Free TH 9/13-10/4 11:15-11:45am SERL Free

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Southeast Regional Library Programs PAWS 2 READ

Paws to Read pairs Delta-registered therapy animals and their handlers with young readers. Sign up for a therapy animal will begin at 10:15 a.m. for a 15-minute time slot between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Which animal the child will read to will be on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the program. Please go to the PAWS sign-up table in the Youth Services area of the library. SAT 9/8 10:30am-12pm SERL Free

PRE-READER TECH TIME

Come explore technology designed for your pre-reader. We will have e-reader picture books, word, shapes, and math games along with early coding fun! Learn helpful tips for your pre-reader to get the most out of technology. SAT 9/22 10-11am SERL Free

Book Discussions BOOKENDS: ADULT FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP

Adults of all ages read and discuss fiction titles on the third Tuesday of each month. T 8/21, 9/18 10:30am-12pm SERL Free

BOOKS TO MOVIES: BOOK DISCUSSION

Have you ever seen a movie and thought “That’s not how it is in the book”? If so, then this book club is for you! Join us at the Southeast Regional Library where each month we will read a book and compare it to its movie counterpart. We will judge if the movie does the book justice! W 8/15, 9/19 2-3pm SERL Free

MONDAY MORNING MUSINGS

Join us each month for a lively discussion of titles by debut authors. We meet the 2nd Monday at 10:30am. M 8/13, 9/10 10:30am-12pm SERL Free

MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION

Join us to discuss a title in the mystery, suspense or thriller genre. T 8/14, 9/11 7-8pm SERL Free

Adult Programs CREATIVE CRAFTERS!

Join us at the library to talk about crafts with other local enthusiasts while working on different projects every month! All supplies will be provided. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. M 9/17 10-10:30am SERL Free

EXERCISE YOUR MIND WITH COMPUTER PUZZLES

Did you know computer coding is easier than you think? Join the Southeast Regional Library Adult Code Club. We meet once a week and help sharpen your mind solving computer programming puzzles. You can show your family what you make with “code.” No experience is required. Come and go as your schedules allows. Bring ear buds/headphones for instructional videos. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. W 9/5-10/3 1:30-3pm SERL Free

LEARN MORE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! EXPLORE CGCC

High school was a long time ago, and your life has changed. You may be thinking about going back to school to learn a new skill or refresh yourself, but you’re unsure where to start. Join representatives from ChandlerGilbert Community College as they discuss options for adults returning to school. Covers career-changing coursework as well as lifelong-learning. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. T 9/11 2-3pm SERL Free

ONE-ONE-ONE DIGITAL ASSISTANCE

If you need assistance learning how to download digital eBooks or audiobooks to your reading device, then please stop in for personalized assistance with a library professional. 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 basic use of your device such as accessing device settings, accessing WIFI, how to login. M 8/13-10/1* 11-12pm SERL Free *No class 9/3

Registration Begins: July 24th • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Southeast Regional Library Programs THURSDAY NIGHT FILM CLUB

Join us on the first Thursday of each month as we view and discuss film classics and favorites from the 30s through the 80s. General discussion will take place after film screenings, as time allows. Check the flyer at Southeast Regional Library or call 602-652-3000 for this month’s title. TH 9/6, 10/4 6-8pm SERL Free

WISE INVESTING SERIES FROM THE AZ CORP COMMISION

Retirement planning is confusing. This series will demystify the process. Week 1 will cover stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Week 2 will focus on exchange traded funds (ETFs). Week 3 will prepare you to optimize your asset allocation for your 401K or IRAs. Each week will build on previous weeks so plan on attending the entire series to fully benefit. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. TH 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 10:30-12pm SERL Free

SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP

Jack Burns, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, will cover eligibility for benefits, possible effects of early retirement on future benefits, other programs administered under the Social Security Act, and answer any other questions that you may have on Social Security programs. It is recommended that you create an account at www.ssa.gov/ myaccount/ prior to the program if possible. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. M 9/17 5:30-7pm SERL Free

TALKING TO EACH OTHER ABOUT CONTROVERSIES NOW

Our society feels divided, but democracy is based on the hope that we can work together despite different experiences and opinions. Join us for a FRANK talk exploring the skills and attitudes of citizenship, mutual respect for our common humanity, and civil discourse. Our scholar facilitating this FRANK talk is Matt Kundert from the University of Arizona. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. M 8/27 6:30-8pm SERL Free

TECHINICAL

EDUCATION

OPTIONS

FOR

ADULTS

Changing careers? Learn about training for welding, cosmetology, collision repair, surgical technology, and many more technical education options at this program presented by the East Valley Institute of Technology. Includes discussion of in-demand skills, trends in adult education, costs of typical training programs, and apprenticeships. Registration is required at www. mcldaz.org. T 9/18 7-8pm SERL Free

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LIBRARY, POOLS & RIPARIAN INFORMATION LIBRARIES

Perry Library 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. 602-652-3000

Southeast Regional Library M-TH 10am-9pm 775 N. Greenfield Rd. F-SAT 10am-5pm SUN 1-5pm 602-652-3000

M-TH 10am-7pm F-SAT 10am-4pm SUN Closed

Friends of the Library 775 N. Greenfield Rd. 480-539-5128

M-SAT 10am-4pm

POOLS

Zero Depth Area

Youth Swim & Dive Teams

Water Slides

Swim Lessons

Splash Pad

Private Rentals

Junior Lifeguard Program

Diving Boards

Shade Ramadas

Public Swim Sessions

Mesquite Pool 100 W. Mesquite St. (480)503-6292

Play Features

Kiddie Slides

Greenfield Pool 35 S. Greenfield Rd. (480)892-2414

Concessions

Aquacise Classes

Gilbertaz.gov/aquatics

Perry Pool 1775 E. Queen Creek Rd. (480)503-6227

Williams Field Pool 1900 S. Higley Rd. (480)503-6226

RIPARIAN PRESERVES

Neely Ranch 215 N. Cooper Rd. Water Ranch 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd.

Shade Ramadas

Restrooms

Playground Equipment

Picnic Tables

Observatory

Lake/Fishing

Camping

Some areas are available for reservations.

Barbeque Grills

Riparianinstitute.org Gilbertaz.gov/riparianpreserve

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PARKS INFORMATION

Crossroads District Park* 2155 E. Knox Rd.

Freestone District Park* 1045 E. Juniper Ave.

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McQueen District Park 480 N. Horne St.

Nichols Park 700 N. Higley Rd.

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Oak Tree Park 301 W. Houston Ave.

Sunview Park 1417 N. Sunview Pkwy.

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Villa Madeira Park 900 N. Pine St.

Village II Park 125 E. Heather Ave.

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Vista Allegre Park 1145 N. Elm St. Water Tower Plaza 45 W. Page Ave.

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Zanjero Park 3785 S. Lindsay Rd.

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DOG PARK-The OFF LEASH areas will be closed each Tuesday morning until noon for routine maintenance.

 CROSSROADS

PARK-Visit Polar Ice (480-503-7080). Polar Ice offers 10%-20% discount for regular priced programs, entrance fees and birthday parties for Gilbert Residents. Check out the Recreation Learn to Skate classes offered as well inside this guide.

 FREESTONE

PARK-The SKATE PARK is closed the first Tuesday of every month for routine maintenance. Visit the Freestone Railroad (480-632-2702) or the RIP City Batting Cages (480-497-9548). For park reservations call 480-503-6200

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Vaughn Avenue Basin 250 W. Vaughn Ave. Veterans Park 70 W. Park Ave.

Volleyball Courts

Train Depot & Carousel

Tennis Courts

Soccer Fields

Skate Park

Restrooms

John Allen Park 334 E. Elliot Rd.

Page Park 120 N. Oak St.

Multi-Use Fields

Ramadas

Playground

Cosmo Dog Park* 2502 E. Ray Rd.

Discovery District Park 2214 E. Pecos Rd.

Lake/Fishing

Picnic Tables/ Barbeque Grills

Circle G Park 601 E. Encinas Ave.

Equestrian/Multi -use Trail

Electricity

Dog Park

Concessions

Bounce House Area

Batting Cage

Basketball Courts

Splash Pad Some Areas Available for Reservations

Baseball/Softball Fields

Lights

Amphitheater

Gilbertaz.gov/parks

Gilbert Parks and Recreation Fall 2018  

Gilbert Parks and Recreation Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

Gilbert Parks and Recreation Fall 2018  

Gilbert Parks and Recreation Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

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