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Holiday 2012

Parks, Recreation, Riparian Community and Library Services Library Services Parks and Recreation Main Office http://www.mcldaz.org/

90 E. Civic Center Drive

HOURS:

Gilbert, AZ 85296

M-TH

7am-6pm

480-503-6200

F-Sun

Closed

PERRY LIBRARY/ PERRY 1965 E. QUEEN CREEK RD. 602-652-3000

Parks and Recreation www.gilbertaz.gov/parks

Hours: M-Th 10am-7pm F-Sat 10am-4pm Sun

Inside this issue: General Information

Closed

Holiday Hours: Closed 11/22-11/23

2-6 7-12

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY/ SERL 775 N. GREENFIELD RD.

Parent Tot Classes

14-18

Parks and Recreation Class and Rental Information- 480-503-6200

Early Childhood Classes

19-30

Events

Library Programs– 602-652-3000 Hours:

Youth and Teen Classes

31-41

Adult Classes

42-48

Special Needs Classes

48-50

M-Th 10am-9pm F-Sat 10am-5pm Sun

1pm-5pm

*Class and Rental Hours may be different than hours listed above Closed 11/22-11/23

Older Active Adult Classes Library Programs

51 52-56

Friends of the Southeast Regional and Perry Libraries http://www.friendsofserl.org

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Parks

Recreation Facilities

http://www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/default.cfm Circle G Park 575 E. Encinas Avenue, 85234

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

Cosmo Park

2502 E. Ray Road, 85296

Crossroads District Park

2155 E. Knox Road, 85296

Discovery District Park

2214 E. Pecos Road, 85296

Freestone District Park

1045 E. Juniper Avenue, 85234

M-TH

8am-8pm

Gilbert Soccer Complex

4260 E. Greenfield Road, 85297

F

8am-6pm

John Allen Park

334 E. Elliot Road, 85234

Sat

9am-1pm

McQueen District Park

490 N. Horne Street, 85233

Sun

Closed

Nichols Park

700 N. Higley Road, 85234

Closed 11/22-11/23 & 12/25

Oak Tree Park

334 W. Houston Avenue, 85233

Page Park

132 W. Bruce Avenue, 85233

Veterans Park

70 W. Park Avenue, 85233

Zanjero Park

3785 S. Lindsay Road, 85296

Sunview Park

1417 N. Sunview Pkwy., 85234

Vaughn Avenue Basin

250 W. Vaughn Avenue, 85233

Villa Madeira Park

1145 N. Elm Street, 85233

Village II Park

125 E. Heather Avenue, 85234

Vista Allegre Park

1145 N. Elm Street, 85233

Water Tower Park

45 W. Page Avenue, 85296

Park Vendors Big League Dreams-Elliot Park

480-813-1270

Freestone Raiload-Freestone Park

480-632-2702

Polar Ice-Crossroads Park

480-503-7080

http://www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/commctr.cfm Hours:

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

Hours: M-F

5:15am-10pm

Sat

7am-9pm

Sun

10am-5pm

Closed 11/22 Closes @ 5pm on 12/24 & 12/31

MCQUEEN PARK ACTIVITY CENTER / MPAC 510 N. Horne St. 480-503-6294 http://www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/macpac.cfm Hours:

10% -20% Discount off regular priced programs and birthday parties for all Gilbert Residents. RIP City-Batting Cages-Freestone Park

480-497-9548

M-F

8am-9pm

Sat

9:30am-5pm

Sun

Closed

Closed 11/22-11/23 & 12/25

Pools Greenfield Pool

35 S. Greenfield Rd., 85296

Mesquite Aquatic Center

100 W. Mesquite St., 85233

Perry Pool

1775 E. Queen Creek Rd., 85297

Neely Ranch

215 N. Cooper Road, 85233

Williams Field Pool

1900 S. Higley Rd., 85295

Water Ranch

2757 E. Guadalupe Road, 85234

http://www.gilbertaz.gov/aquatics/

Riparian Preserves

http://www.riparianinstitute.org/default.cfm

Pools will re-open May 2013 3

Dates to Remember DATES TO REMEMBER Holiday Session Dates: October 22-December 15, 2012 Make-up Week: December 17-22, 2012 No Class Dates: November 22-24, 2012 HOLIDAY REGISTRATION DATES Gilbert Residents: On-Line and Mail-In begins: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Non-Gilbert Residents: On-Line, Mail-In, and Walk-In begins: Thursday October 4, 2012 WINTER SESSION DATES Winter Session Dates: January 7-March 2, 2013 Recreation Guide Online: Friday November 30, 2012

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

Registration Begins: December 11, 2012

School District Contact Information Chandler Public Schools– www.chandler.k12.az.us Gilbert Public Schools– www.gilbertschools.net Higley Unified School District– www.husd.org

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

Fall Music & Halloween Festival– October 27th Concert in the Park– November 1st Veterans Day Ceremony– November 8th Gilbert Days Carnival – November 15-18 Gilbert Days 5K-1Mile Run– November 16 Gilbert Days Parade– November 17th Gilbert Days Softball Tournament–November 10, 17-18 Gilbert Days Rodeo– November 14-19 Nights of Lights Festival– November 30th Gilbert Art Walk– December 1 & 15 Arizona Balloon Festival– December 7-8 12K’s of Christmas– December 15th

American Youth Soccer Organization– www.ayso688.org Arizona Soccer Club– www.arizonasoccerclub.com Coast to Coast Football– www.coast2coastfootball.com Gilbert American Little League-www.gilbertlittleleague.com Gilbert Boys and Girls Club-www.clubzona.org Gilbert Football Association-www.gilbertfootball.com Gilbert National Little League and National Little League East www.etaemz.com/gnall Gilbert Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer www.etamz.com/gilbertpopwarner Gilbert Wham Slam Jam Basketball-www.azwhambasketball.com Gilbert Youth Soccer Association– www.azgysa.com South East Diamondbacks Little League www.sediamondbacks.com YMCA-Chandler/Gilbert-valleyymca.org

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Park Closures Dates Crossroads Dog Park: October 24, 5am-1pm for maintenance

Community Assistance Programs

Scholarship Program A scholarship program is available to help economically disadvantaged children. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for your child(ren), please call the Gilbert CAP office at (480) 892-5331. They are located at Page Park Center 132 N. Bruce Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234.

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

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

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

Neighbor 2 Neighbor Program The Town of Gilbert developed the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Program to provide an easy way for Gilbert residents to help one another. 100% of funds donated are distributed to non-profit agencies that provide assistance to Gilbert’s low-income families, individuals, disabled, seniors and at-risk youth. Gilbert residents can sign up to include a donation amount from $2.00 to $20.00 a month included with their utility bill. One time donations can also be made. To find out more about the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Donation Program, go to the www.gilbertaz.gov/utilities or call 480-503-6800. Sign up now to assist a Gilbert neighbor in need. By making a minimum donation, your contribution can help: Provide nutritious meals in food boxes. Transport elderly homebound residents to medical appointments. Provide safe shelter for a homeless individual or family. Provide an emergency rent payment to prevent eviction and homelessness. Provide after school activities for Gilbert youth while their parents are at work.

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Congress of Neighborhoods Since 1997, Congress of Neighborhoods events have resulted in positive changes in Gilbert. Recommendations affecting growth, code enforcement, traffic, homeowner associations, schools, open space and trails have been forwarded to the Gilbert Town Council and have affected Town policy. Mission: The Gilbert Congress of Neighborhoods, a volunteer group of community members and organizations of Gilbert which: • Provides education and communication to Gilbert citizens and neighborhoods. • Facilitates feedback from residents and neighborhoods to the town and community leaders. Vision: To bring residents and neighborhoods together to address common issues in order to build a community of excellence. Congress of Neighborhoods 90 E. Civic Center Dr Gilbert, AZ 85296 (480) 503-6767

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

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

Attention HOA board members, community managers and other neighborhood leaders!

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

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

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

Moving to a new community provides families with challenges. To help newcomers settle into their new community, the Congress of Neighborhoods and Neighborhood Services, hosts FREE new residents' socials to present information about Gilbert programs and services. Location: Gilbert Municipal Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013 Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Reservations: Call 480-503-6767

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 Freestone Park Amphitheatre

PICTURES WITH SANTA

1045 E Juniper Road, by lake (Guadalupe & Lindsay)

6:30pm-8:30pm

Tired of waiting in those long lines at the mall just to arrive at Santa with anxious, bored children?! Let us take the hassle out of your holiday pictures with Santa at the McQueen Park Activity Center. Pictures are printed on the spot and each child will receive a traditional minty treat from the man in the big red coat. Receive one 4x6 picture with a seasonal photo frame. Additional prints available

The 8 Tracks revives the nostalgia of rock ‘n roll music that is second to none. We will send you traveling back in time thru the 1950’s and 1960’s, singing and swinging to the songs you love, the songs that are so much a part of your lives!

on-site for $2 each (maximum of 3 photos/family)

December 5th 9:30-11:30am COST: $3 CODE: 70218 For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294. Walk-ins welcome!

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Pony Express November 9th– 9am Gilbert Post Office (Elliot/Gilbert)

Gilbert Days Carnival November 15th-5pm-11pm November 16th –2pm-12am November 17th-12pm-12am November 18th-12pm-5pm Downtown Gilbert (Gilbert and Vaughn)

Barrel Racing

Gilbert Days 5K

November 15th 5pm

& 1 Mile Run

Vertuccio Farms (Power and Elliot)

November 16th– 4:30pm

Education Workshops

Gilbert Days Parade

Presented by Farm Bureau

November 17th– 9:00am

November 16th-10am

Downtown Gilbert– Gilbert Rd.

Freestone Park

Vertuccio Farms (Power and Elliot)

(Juniper through Elliot)

Gilbert Days Rodeo November 16th-18th Vertuccio Farms (Power and Elliot)

Gilbert Days Rodeo Dance November 17th - 8pm Vertuccio Farms (Power and Elliot)

For additional Parade or Run information call: 480-503-6200 All other activities visit: 480-200-8281 www.gilbertdays.org

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Register your team

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Presented By:

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event!

November 30th 6pm-9pm

Tow of

Community Entertainment Horse and Carriage and Reindeer Rides

And visit from Santa!

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Parks and Recreation Class Information

Registration Reminders If you are on a waitlist for a class, and an opening becomes available, you will be contacted by the Parks and Recreation Department. Parks and Recreation Department is committed to being fair and equitable to all participants, therefore we are unable to make exceptions to any class policies. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. The Town of Gilbert has the right to cancel, postpone, combine classes, change rooms and/or instructors at any time. A $25 service charge will be assessed on returned checks. Refund and Cancellation Information *Refund Information– Requests for refunds for classes/programs must be received prior to 6pm, Monday, October 15, 2012 Unless otherwise noted in the program description. *Please call (480) 503-6200 for more information.

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

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

If you do not have a main contact client number and a family PIN number, please call (480) 503-6200. Visit www.GilbertRecreation.com to register on-line. Payments can be made with a Visa, Master Card or American Express. Mail-In Registration

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

After selecting the classes you wish to register for, then: Complete the registration form on line. Only one person per registration form. Forms may be photocopied. Enter the class code along with other required information, i.e. name of class. Be sure to sign the assumption of risk waiver in ink. Registration fees must be submitted with registration form. Your registration form is an application; it does not assure placement in a class. If your class choices are full, you will be placed on a waitlist for that class. Walk-In Registration Registration forms may be dropped off in person Monday-Thursday 7am-6pm to the Parks and Recreation Department, 90 E. Civic Center Drive. For directions please call (480) 503-6200 Fax-In Registration

Dates to Remember DATES TO REMEMBER Holiday Session Dates: October 22-December 15, 2012 Make-up Week: December 17-22, 2012 No Class Dates: November 22-24, 2012 HOLIDAY REGISTRATION DATES Gilbert Residents: On-Line, Mail-In begins: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Non-Gilbert Residents: On-Line, Mail-In and Walk-In begins: Thursday, October 4, 2012 WINTER SESSION DATES Winter Session Dates: Jan. 7 - March 2

Fax Registration form to 480-503-6213

Recreation Guide Online: Friday , November 30, 2012

All Faxes will be processed the same day as it is received, Monday-Thursday 7am-6pm

Registration Begins: December 11, 2012

Please Note– We no longer offer Touch-Tone registration

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

Arts and Crafts **MESSY MONSTERS-PARENT/TOT** Bring your toddler in for a messy art experience designed just for them! Shaving cream, paint and play-dough projects will engage your child's senses while they have a messy good time. Class will end with a mom and tot circle time to enjoy songs and play or story time. Come explore the amazing world of art and leave the clean up to us! Mom and tot will get messy, please remember to dress down for a messy time! 1 ½-2 ½ YEARS 69812

Academics

F

10/26-12/14*

10:15-11:00am

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski *No class 11/23

**GREAT STARTS-PARENT/TOT**

2-3 YEARS

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

69961

2-3 YEARS

**SQUISHY, MESSY, STICKY ART-PARENT/TOT**

69811

T/TH

10/23-12/13*

9-10am

MPAC

$88

Instructor: Carolyn Love *No class 11/22

**LITTLE BEAR GOES TO SCHOOL-PARENT/TOT** Children and their teddy bears will enjoy their first school experience together. We will develop listening, thinking, cutting, sewing, pre-reading, and writing skills and more through art, manipulatives, games and stories. 2 ½-3 YEARS 70151

TH

9:30-10:15am

SERL

$42

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski *No class 11/22

**PLAYSCHOOL-PARENT/TOT** Formerly Magical Mornings……..Mom and Dad guide your child along and come join the fun as you introduce your toddler to the basics of preschool. Art, music, pretend play and manipulative play are just a few of the activities that will be available. This class continues throughout the year with new activities each session. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class. 2-3 YEARS 69960

W

10/24-12/12

Instructor: Susan Miller

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M

10/22-12/10

10:30-11:15am

9:00-10:00am

CC

$46

CC

$46

Instructor: TBA

Dress down cuz you're gonna get MESSY using slime, paints, play dough, shaving cream and much, much more! Art teaches critical thinking, self-expression, problem solving, individuality, creativity and self-esteem. Your child will express themselves through finger painting, sponge art and more! Come explore the amazing world of art and leave the clean up to us! Mom and tot will get messy, please remember to dress down for a messy time! 2-5 YEARS 69813

F

10/26-12/14* 9:15-10:00am MPAC

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski *No class 11/23 10/25-12/13*

MPAC $42

$42

Dance

Health and Fitness

**TWINKLE TOES-PARENT/TOT**

**1ST YEAR & PARENTS FIT**

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.

This class is designed to teach fitness techniques and exercises that can incorporate newborns with their mothers, in an effort to start new mothers and their infants off with a healthy lifestyle. Participants can expect to participate with their babies in 25 minutes of cardio, plyos, and strength training. Nutrition tips will be provided at each class and participants will have the opportunity to share challenges and successes for the first five minutes of class. Participants may be asked to bring a car seat or stroller. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat.

2-3 ½ YEARS 69814

M

10/22-12/10

10-10:45am MPAC

$38

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski

1 ½ MONTHS-1 YEARS 70041

F

10/26-12/14*

4:15-4:45pm MPAC $96

Instructor: Rochelle Bush *No class 11/23

**PRE-K & PARENTS FIT**

Bring your little boos and ghouls and join us for this Casper-sized fall holiday event. Holiday themed games such as the Spider Ring Toss, Pumpkin Buckets and Boo Bowling will entertain your little one before joining our costume parade. Holiday tattoos and a pint-sized craft will complete our howling good time. Adult supervision is a required at all times.

This class is designed to teach fitness techniques and exercises that can incorporate children with their mothers, in an effort to start mothers and their children off with a healthy lifestyle. Participants can expect to participate with their children in 25 minutes of cardio, plyos, and strength training. Nutrition tips will be provided at each class and participants will have the opportunity to share challenges and successes for the first five minutes of class. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat. 3-5 YEARS 70042

SAT

10/27-12/15*

12-12:30pm

MPAC $96

Instructor: Rochelle Bush *No class 11/24

**TODDLER & PARENTS FIT**

Maximum of 4 children/adult.

October 31, 11:30am-12:30pm COST: $3.00 Registration Code: 70220 For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294

This class is designed to teach fitness techniques and exercises that can incorporate toddlers with their mothers, in an effort to start mothers and their toddlers off with a healthy lifestyle. Participants can expect to participate with their toddlers in 25 minutes of cardio, plyos, and strength training. Nutrition tips will be provided at each class and participants will have the opportunity to share challenges and successes for the first five minutes of class. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat. 13 MONTHS-2 YEARS 70049

F

10/26-12/14*

5-5:30pm

MPAC

$96

Instructor: Rochelle Bush *No class 11/23

Gymnastics **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 69815

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10/24-12/12

10:15-11:00am MPAC

$38

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski

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**KINDERMUSIK FAMILY TIME**

Martial Arts

$36

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

$32

1 MONTH-7 YEARS

**SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-PARENT/TOT** Have fun with your little one as you both learn the fundamental movements of Sanchin-Ryu. Benefits of this program include: enhanced balance and coordination, improved motor-skills and useful self-defense techniques. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 3-6 YEARS 70050

M

10/22-12/10

5:30-6:20pm CC

70051

F

10/26-12/14* 5:30-6:20pm FRC

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Staff *No class 11/23

Special Interest

70045

T

10/16-11/6

9-9:45am

SERL

$35

70047

T

11/13-12/4

9-9:45am

SERL

$35

70048

T

11/13-12/4

10-10:45am

SERL

$35

Instructor: Colleen Rogers **ABC MUSIC & ME** Come sing, dance, make music and learn. This class will help develop pre-literacy and language skills through a child's most-loved rituals: music, story time, and fun. A new theme and materials are introduced each session. The class materials include a CD with all the music from class and a magazine-style Family Guide that includes the class story. The instructor, Colleen Rogers, has been a licensed Kindermusik educator since 1998. Her love for children and music is evident in her classes. A $15 materials fee will be collected on the first day of class. 2-4 YEARS 70052

W

10/17-11/7

9:30-10:10am

SERL

$30

70053

W

10/17-11/7

10:30-11:10am SERL

$30

70054

W

11/14-12/5

9:30-10:10am

SERL

$30

70055

W

11/14-12/5 10:30-11:10am

SERL

$30

Sports

Instructor: Colleen Rogers

**MY FIRST SPORTS CLASS-PARENT/TOT** **A MUSIC ADVENTURE-PARENT/TOT** Join us for a musical adventure! A variety of weekly themes will be incorporated as we play music together in this “parent-tot” developmental music class. A wide variety of instruments are provided during class. Themes include: Going on a Safari, A Trip to Disney and Island Adventure. 1 MONTH-4 YEARS

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 69816

70043

T

10/23-11/13

9-9:45am

CC

$40

70044

T

11/20-12/11

9-9:45am

CC

$40

Instructor: Higher Octave Healing Staff

Registering NOW!

M

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

$38

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

**PARENT & ME ICE SKATING** For beginner skaters, Parent & Me is a great activity for a child and a parent to get started on the ice. This class is a fun recreational skating class designed to give instruction to children together with their parent. One parent per child please. Polar Ice (PI) is located at 2305 E. Knox Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85296 3-6 YEARS 70056

SAT

10/27-11/17 10:05-10:35am PI

$60

70057

SAT

12/1-12/15

$45

Instructor: Polar Ice Staff

16

MPAC

10:05-10:35am PI

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

**SOCCERTOTS-PARENT/TOT** Our skill building and non-league program will allow your kids to learn the soccer basics while having fun. Parental involvement required. Please bring a #3 or #4 size soccer ball. These classes will meet in Page Park, outside of the Page Park Community Center. 1 ½-2 ½ YEARS 70058

SAT

10/27-12/8* 9:30-10:15am

PPARK

$64

10/27-12/8* 10:30-11:15am

PPARK

$64

10/27-12/8* 11:30am-12:15pm PPARK

$64

2 ½-4 YEARS 70059

SAT

4-6 YEARS 70060

SAT

Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff *No class 11/24

**SPORTBALL JUNIOR-PARENT/TOT** This 45-minute program is a perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents participate in sports, creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time and much more. Although these programs focus more on exploration, children will be introduced to a different sport each week. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and challenge them according to their skill level. 16 MONTHS-2 YEARS 70061

W

10/24-12/5* 10:45-11:30am MPAC

$79

70062

SAT

11/3-12/15* 9:30-10:15am

$79

MPAC

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/21 & 11/24

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

For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at: (480) 503-6294 McQueen Park Activity Center is located at 510 N. Horne St.

Second Friday of every month 10:00am and 10:30am Seating Space is limited

70063

W

10/24-12/5

10-10:45am

MPAC

$79

70064

SAT

11/3-12/15* 10:15-11am

MPAC

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/24

**SUPER SILLY SPORTS-PARENT/TOT** You and your little sportster will enjoy this high energy class that will keep you moving and grooving. This isn’t your traditional sports class, you’ll use objects found around the house and play silly games such as the cat and mouse race, chicken and the egg race, dog bone toss and other mixed up, silly sports! Class is designed for walking toddlers. Participants must wear tennis shoes. 1½-2½ YEARS 69817

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10/24-12/12

10-10:45am

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

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Tumbling and Movement **ALL STAR KIDZ PARENT/TOT** Your little one and you will enjoy listening to music and the movement involved with dancing and playing with you by their side. They will learn to follow directions while improving motor skills and coordination. Lots of fun for your little one and a work out for you too! Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1520 W. Warner Rd., Suite 116., Gilbert, AZ, 85233. 1 ½-3 YEARS 70065

W

10/24-12/5* 10-10:45am

DSD

$48

70066

F

10/26-12/7*

4-4:45pm

DSD

$48

70067

SAT

10/27-12/8*

9-9:45am

DSD

$48

Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff *No class 11/21, 11/23 & 11/24

**BABIES IN MOTION-PARENT/TOT** Little ones will explore by climbing up, down, under and over on child friendly equipment. Class gives your child the opportunity to express themselves through creative play to gain balance, coordination and social interaction. Music and props incorporated to give your little one a jumping good time! 1-2 YEARS 69818

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10/23-12/11

9:15-10am

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Diana Hakes

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Get a taste of Thanksgiving at this fun run just for little ones! The main course will be a short run with pint-sized obstacles along the way with a serving of fun crafts on the side. No Thanksgiving would be complete without dessert, so make sure to stay for some turkey trail mix and pumpkin juice. Adult supervision is required at all times. COST: $3.00 per child, Adults are FREE!

Registration is necessary. Registration Code: 70217 For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294.

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APPLES TO ZEBRAS Discover the alphabet in a fun and creative way. Learn letter recognition and words that begin with each new letter. Each day new letters will be covered by hands-on developmental activities. Each child will also make their own alphabet book. Participants must be 3 years old by first day of class. 3-4 YEARS 69916

T/TH

10/23-12/13*

9-10:30am

FRC

$111

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck *No class on 11/22

ARCTIC ADVENTURES

NEW

Missing the snow this holiday season? Join us for some cool adventures! Play snowball games, learn about arctic animals, make your own igloo and play in one too! Science and crafts will be incorporated into this adventure. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 69822

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10/24-12/12

10:45-11:45am

MPAC

$44

Instructor: Kathi Hofferth

Academics AROUND THE WORLD IN 7 WEEKS ALPHABET SOUP Discover the alphabet in a fun and creative way. Letter recognition, letter tracing, and crafts that relate with the letter of the day as well as story time and group play to keep your child engaged in the learning process. Children will also learn to follow directions and develop social skills. Participants must be 3 years old by first day of class.

NEW

This class will develop global awareness as children are introduced to the seven continents through literature, art and science. 4-6 YEARS 70160

TH

10/25-12/13*

11:30am-12:30pm SERL

$42

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski *No class 11/22

3-5 YEARS 69914

M/W

10/22-12/12

9-10:30am

69915

T/TH

10/23-12/13* 10:45-12:15pm

FRC

$118

BIZZY BEEZ

FRC

$111

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

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck *No class on 11/22

ALPHABET TREE

NEW

This class will introduce beginning letter and sound recognition while developing many other important learning skills.

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10/25-12/13*

10:30-11:15am

SERL

T/TH

10/23-12/13*

10am-12pm

MPAC

$147

$42 FUNDAY FRIDAY

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski *No class 11/23 ANIMAL CRACKERZ Check out this amazing program that incorporates reading, writing, math, science, physical fitness along with social development in a fun hands-on fashion! Along with letter recognition and writing skills, your child will have fun following a recipe while learning mathematical measurements, how to make slime & volcanoes erupt and the importance of taking care of our bodies with physical activity! We’ll develop the whole child in a fun and exciting way! Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 4-6 YEARS 69821 T/TH

69823

Instructor: Cathy Gomez *No class 11/22

3-4 YEARS 70159

3-5 YEARS

NEW

Come join us for a fun-filled adventureland 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, go on a bear hunt‌just 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 69824

F

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

MPAC

$71

Instructor: Cathy Gomez *No class 11/23 10/23-12/13*

9am-12pm

MPAC $222

Instructor: Cheryl Phillips *No class 11/22

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LITTLE LEARNERS

Academics-continued HOLIDAY FUN PRESCHOOL

NEW

Join the fun and make new friends with this terrific preschool experience. ABC's, 123's, art, crafts, games, songs, stories, creative play and tons of fun! 3-4 YEARS 70152

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10/23-12/11

9-10am SERL

$46

Instructor: Jennifer Domini

Challenge your student to 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. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.

10/22-12/12

9am-12pm MPAC

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

NEW

Give your kids a head start by enrolling them in Kindergarten Readiness. Coursework includes recognizing and writing letters and numbers, introduction to basic site words, colors and shapes. Each class includes reading and discussion groups to help develop each child’s love for reading and key listening and comprehension skills. Children will learn basic academic skills to succeed in Kindergarten. 4-6 YEARS W/F

M/T/W 10/22-12/12* 9-10:30am

FRC

$172

Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class 11/6

Children will have fun learning about a variety of different topics such as Ocean Life, Reptiles, Weather, Our Skeletal System and many more. Children will learn about these through simple experiments, books, songs and hands on activities. 3-5 YEARS 69920

TH

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

$232

Instructor: Elena Emanuel

70153

69919

$42

Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class on 11/22

4-6 YEARS M/W

3-4 YEARS

LITTLE SCIENTIST

KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS

69826

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

NEW

LITTLE TOTS ABC’S Prepare your little tot for a world of adventure in preschool! Basic skills in counting, sorting, letters, numbers, shapes and colors will be incorporated with creative play to encourage social development individuality and success! Kids will create fun holiday arts and crafts projects! Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS 69828

T

10/23-12/11 10:30-11:15am MPAC $51

69829

TH

10/25-12/13* 10:30-11:15am MPAC $47

Instructor: Carolyn Love *No class 11/22 10/24-12/14* 9-11:30am

SERL

$179

Instructor: Amber Shahid *No class 11/23

LUNCH BUNCH LEARNERS Now here is an opportunity for your child to learn while you get a little free time. This kindergarten prep class will jump start your child’s learning capabilities. We will work on name recognition, prewriting skills, counting in both English and Spanish, take a look at ABC’s and so much more. There will be plenty of art, music, stories and pretend play. Plus, your child will bring his/her own lunch for a fun social experience. This class continues throughout the school year with new activities being added each session. Note: Food allergies will be discussed on the first day. As a precaution, please NO peanut products. 3 ½-5 YEARS 69923

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10/22-12/10 9am-12pm

Instructor: Susan Miller

20

CC

$118

SMART START SCHOLARS Formerly Magical Mornings…….Jump start your preschooler with this structured course! We will count in both English and Spanish; go over colors and shapes, and move forward with ABC’s and numbers. We will explore learning through the use of educational manipulative toys. Let your child increase his socialization skills while learning the basic preschool structure. This class continues through the calendar year with new activities and skills being added each session. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3 -5 YEARS 69925

T/TH

10/23-12/11* 9-10:15am

CC

$95

Instructor: Susan Miller *No class 11/22 PHONICS AT THE ZOO I

SOLAR SYSTEM SCHOLARS

If your child loves animals and is ready to learn letters and sounds in preparation for reading, then Phonics at the Zoo is for them! We’ll use the national ‘Zoo Phonics’ curriculum designed for preschoolers, which is taught in several Gilbert Public Schools. The program entails learning the letter through signs, sounds and music. Crafts reinforce the letters of the day. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.

Children will learn about the Earth and our solar system through books and activities. Each week they will learn about a new planet. Children will create booklets for each planet and will make a mini-solar system model at the end of the class.

3-4 YEARS

Instructor: Amber Shahid *No class 11/23

69832

W

10/24-12/12 9-10:30am

MPAC

4-6 YEARS 70154

F

10/26-12/14* 1-2pm SERL $42

$62

Instructor: Kathi Hofferth

LITTLE ELVES CRAFTING WORKSHOP Want to add a little more magic to your pictures with Santa? Bring your little elf to Santa’s Workshop for a Ho-Ho-Holiday good time. We will get quickly to work making our very own head bands of pointy ears before breaking off into groups to complete three craft stations creating ornaments, reinndeer food, and a Rudolph magnet. Adult supervision is required at all times Wednesday, December 5th 9:30am-11:30am COST: $5.00 per child, Adults are FREE!

TIC-TALK SPANISH This is a Total Immersion Language Acquisition Program that helps children understand their world, learn new vocabulary, and develop the skills necessary to speak Spanish. The curriculum is carefully sequenced to gradually incorporate new words and expressions through our customized songs and interactive lessons, as it reinforces past vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on auditory comprehension, oral expression and it’s fun! A $27 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class, which includes customized CD, book and flashcards.

Registration is necessary

2 ½-6 YEARS

Registration Code: 70219

70068

For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294.

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10/23-12/11 1:30-2:15pm MPAC

$85

Instructor: Mina Martinez

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Arts and Crafts COOL HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR KIDS This class is packed full of fun. Little ones will have a great time making new and exciting holiday and winter themed crafts each week. Song and story time will also be incorporated to help enhance the creativity process. This class helps to enhance fine motor skills, social interaction and creativity. 3-5 YEARS 69965

TH

10/25-12/13* 9-10:00am FRC

$42

Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class on 11/22

TINY TOT’S Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of preschool. Participants will learn the pre-school basics, social skills and learn fine motor skills in this fun five week class. Please note this is NOT a parent tot class. Only Registered participants are allowed in the room. Participants must be 2 by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS 69963

M

10/22-12/10 10:45-11:30am FRC

$46

69964

W

10/24-12/12 10:45-11:30am FRC

$46

Instructor: Stephanie Gronbeck

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. We will take a look at colors and shapes. There will be counting, stories, music and crafts. Children will learn to socialize, and play with other in a structured learning environment. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2 ½-3 ½ YEARS 69998

T

10/23-12/11

10:30-11:30am CC

$46

69999

TH

10/25-12/13*

10:30-11:30am CC

$41

Instructor: Susan Miller *No class 11/22

TOT TIME PRESCHOOL 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. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS

Participants enjoy a warm pancake breakfast, fun arts and craft activities for children and the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa. One picture per family will be printed out that day. Parents are welcome to bring your own camera. All children will receive a 'Treat Bag' and each family will receive one 8 X 10 photo. All participants must register that includes any parent or guardian attending. All participants 3 and under need to register under codes 70039 or 70040.

There will be 2 seating times for breakfast, please register for one seating.

3+ YEARS 70037 SAT 12/8

9-10am Seating

$10

10:30-11:30am Seating

$10

70039 SAT 12/8

9-10am Seating

FREE

70040 SAT 12/8

10:30-11:30am Seating

FREE

70069

T

10/23-12/11 10:15-11am

SERL

$46

70038 SAT 12/8

70070

T

10/23-12/11 11:15am-12pm SERL

$46

UNDER 3 YEARS

Instructor: Jennifer Domini

Event will take place at the Gilbert Community Center

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HOLIDAY CRAFTS

Cooking

Does your child enjoy arts and crafts? Then sign them up for this fun and exciting craft class! We will be making all kinds of holiday crafts; from Halloween to Christmas and everything in between! 3-5 YEARS 70002

W

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

CC

$46

Instructor: Susan Miller HOLIDAY STORIES & CRAFTS It’s holiday story time! Hear fun, holiday themed stories with actions and movements about Fall, Thanksgiving and the Christmas season too! Make special crafts to decorate the home and we may even make some special gifts (wink, wink)! Holiday themed learning centers will be set up to enhance skills like cutting, counting, letters and more. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-4 YEARS 69835

CRAZY CHEFS

TH

10/25-12/13* 10:45am-12pm MPAC $48

Instructor: Kathi Hofferth *No class 11/22 MESSY EXPLORERS Explorers will engage their inner artist while they explore new techniques and take their art making a step further all on their own! Your child will broaden their view of the world around them through hands-on, messy fun. Art teaches critical thinking, self-expression, problem solving, individuality, creativity and self-esteem. Dress your child for a messy good time! 3½-5 YEARS 69836

F

$42

REFRIGERATOR ART Everyone loves refrigerator art! This art class will focus on 'No one's art is better than yours' and 'there are no mistakes'. Many types of medium will be used to create beautiful works of art. Parent and children alike will be surprised with the creative results and be proud to take it home to display on the refrigerator for all to see! 4-6 YEARS M

children with food allergies. 3-5 YEARS 69839

W

10/24-12/12 11-11:50am

MPAC $46

Instructor: Cathy Gomez

HEALTHY SNACKS, HAPPY KIDS! 10/26-12/14* 11:15-12:00pm MPAC

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski *No class 11/23

70157

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

Have you been looking for new ways to get your tot to try some new, healthy foods?! It’s all in the presentation! Kids will create tasty, FUN, healthy snacks and treats that they won’t be able to resist…not even a bite! They’ll learn kitchen etiquette, food preparation and they’ll even receive a recipe book to recreate at home. Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with

food allergies. 3-5 YEARS 69840

F

10/26-12/14* 10-10:50am

MPAC $46

Instructor: Cheryl Phillips *No class 11/23 10/22-12/10 9-9:45am

SERL

$46

Instructor: Michelle Lohman SQUISHY, MESSY STICKY 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. 3-5 YEARS 69927

F

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

$41

Instructor: TBA *No class 11/23

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BEAUTIFUL BALLERINAS

Dance and Cheer BABY BALLERINAS This ballet class is designed especially for the very young dancers. We will be using props, imagery and costumes during this class. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS

Beautiful Ballerinas is the place to be, you will learn basic ballet moves and routines using fanciful music and dress-ups. This class will encourage listening skills, following directions, positive self image and cooperating with others. Ballet shoes and dancewear is recommended. Costumes and props will be provided. Participants must be minimum age of class by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 69935

69928

W

10/24-12/12

11-11:30am

CC $20

69929

TH

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

CC $18

70236

TH

10/25-12/13*

CC $18

12:15-12:45pm

TH

10/25-12/13*

9-9:45am

CC

$34

Instructor: Elena Emanuel *No class 11/22 BROADWAY BOUND

NEW

This class is for the singer and dancer in the family. We will learn a variety of dance moves and songs to our favorite show tunes such as songs from Annie, Mary Poppins, Lion King and more!

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore *No class 11/22

BABY BALLERINAS II

4-6 YEARS

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

69973

2-3 YEARS 69934

T

10/23-12/11

10:30-11am

CC

$20

70237

T

10/23-12/11

12:15-12:45pm

CC

$20

T

10/23-12/11

1-1:45pm

FRC

$38

Instructor: Lori Regnier 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 to 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

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

69843

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

TH

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

MPAC $34

Instructor: TBA *No Class 11/22

3-5 YEARS 69966

M

10/22-12/10

10-10:45am

FRC S38

Instructor: Jennifer Domini BE A BALLERINA Your little one will learn beginning ballet technique and have fun dressing up as a ballerina. Each week a new costume piece or prop will be used. Ballet shoes are recommended. 3-4 YEARS 69969

M

10/22-12/10

11-11:45am

FRC

$38

Instructor: Jennifer Domini 4-6 YEARS 69970

SAT

10/27-12/15* 11-11:45am FRC

Instructor: Lauren Regnier *No class on 11/24

$34

DANCE AND TUMBLE Participants will learn dance techniques and tumbling at the most basic level. Fun props will be used to enhance the learning experience. This class is designed to develop motor skills, coordination and self esteem. Participants must be the minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 69936

W

10/24-12/12

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

24

11:45am-12:30pm CC

$38

DANCING QUEENS This will have your child learning a variety of dance styles. Your child will be a true dancing queen learning tap, jazz, and even a little hip hop. Tap and jazz shoes are recommended. 3-5 YEARS 69974

M

10/22-12/10

9-9:45am

FRC

$38

Instructor: Jennifer Domnic DRESS UP AND DANCE Dress up like a princess, a movie star, a cowgirl, and more! Explore dance through play and dress up in this fun introduction to dance. Learn basic dance moves in jazz, tap, ballet, and hip hop to appropriate music. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1520 W. Warner Rd., Suite 116., Gilbert, AZ, 85233. HOLIDAY TAP, BALLET, AND TUMBLE

3-5 YEARS 70071

W

10/24-12/5*

11-11:45am

DSD

$48

Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff *No class 11/21 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. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 69938

M

W

4:30-5:15pm

CC

$38

10/24-12/12

10-10:45am

CC

$38

9-9:45am

CC

$34

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore 69940

F

3-4 YEARS 70033

M

10/22-12/10

9-9:40am

CC

$38

Instructor: Diana Hakes

JAZZY POM DANCE 10/22-12/10

Instructor: Jenna Hart 69939

Participants will learn tap, ballet, and tumbling at the most basic level, while incorporating holiday props and costumes. This class is designed to develop motor skills, coordination, and self esteem. Tap and ballet shoes are recommended. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class.

10/26-12/14*

This class is a mixture with Jazz technique and Pom dance style. Jazz Pom Dance is great exercise and helps eye-hand coordination and increases flexibility. Students learn basic jazz/hip-hop technique and exciting arm/hand movement to today's kid-friendly pop music. 4-6 YEARS

Instructor: TBA *No class 11/23

69944

M

10/22-12/10

5:30-6:15pm

CC $38

Instructor: Jenna Hart

FAIRYTALE BALLET II This class is for students that have completed at least one class of Fairytale Ballet and they are ready to progress their technique. The magical journey begins here. Fairytale Ballet offers beginning exploration into classical ballet that incorporates costumes, props, and music into each class. Ballet shoes recommended. Costumes and props will be provided. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 69943

TH

10/25-12/13*

10:30-11:15am

CC

$34

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore *No class 11/22

NUTCRACKER BALLET Each week students will learn a new dance from the Nutcracker Ballet. Props, Costumes, and imagery will be used to recreate the iconic dances of the Nutcracker Ballet. Ballet shoes recommended. Costumes and props will be provided. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 70005

T

10/23-12/11

11:15am-12:00pm

CC

$38

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

HIP HOP DANCE Your child will love this class moving and grooving to the hip hop beat. Let your little ones personality soar as they show off their own hip hop style and attitude. This class is designed to give basic instruction in hip-hop dancing. Dance steps will be taught at a comfortable pace to age appropriate music. Great class to enhance motor skills, social interaction and self confidence. 4-6 YEARS 69977

SAT

10/27-12/15*

1-1:45pm

Instructor: Lauren Regnier Join *No class 11/24

FRC

$34

25

Dance and Cheer - continued RHYTHM & ROLL This is an action packed class that includes hip hop, tap, and tumbling. Participants will have a variety of moves to go home and show off. This is a great class to learn fine motor skills, coordination and poise. 3-5 YEARS 69979

W

10/24-12/12

11-11:45am FRC

$38

9-9:45am

$34

Instructor: Jennifer Domini 69980

SAT

10/27-12/15*

Gymnastics 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

FRC

Instructor: Lauren Regnier *No class 11/24

69850

W

10/24-12/12

9:15-10:00am

MPAC

$38

MPAC

$34

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski 4-6 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. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class.

69851

TH

10/25-12/13* 3-3:45pm

Instructor: Elena Emanuel *No class 11/22

2 ½-3 YEARS 69981

W

10/24-12/12

10-10:45am FRC

$38

Instructor: Jennifer Domini 3-5 YEARS 69982

W

10/24-12/12

9-9:45am

FRC

$38

10-10:45am CC

$34

Instructor: Jennifer Domini 69947

F

10/26-12/14*

Instructor: TBA *No class 11/23 TINKERBELL BALLET Every week your little “Tinkerbell” will tip toe into a world of imagination! Costumes, props and books will be incorporated into this magical basic ballet class. A new fairytale will be incorporated into their learning along with building coordination, rhythm and vocabulary. Class also designed to create a magical environment for enhancing your child’s physical, mental, emotional and social development. Be sure to bring your camera each week as you’ll be invited in at the end of class! Ballet shoes recommended but not required. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2 ½-3 YEARS 69847

M

10/22-12/10

9:15-9:55am MPAC

$38

TH

10/25-12/13* 2:15-2:45pm MPAC

Instructor: Elena Emanuel *No class 11/22

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Maximum of 4 children/adult.

DAY/TIME: Available EVERY Friday from 9-11am LOCATION: McQueen Park Activity Center 510 N. Horne St. COST: $1.50/resident and $2.25/non-resident

Instructor: Stacy Wisniewski 69848

A clean, safe, indoor play area for you and your child to have some fun. Mats, music, parachutes, hoops, tunnels and more will be available for you & your little munchkin to climb up, down, over and through. Wiggle Worm Adventures is designed for children 5 years and younger. Adult supervision is required at all times.

$26

Walk-Ins Welcome

For more information contact the center at: (480) 503-6294

Special Interest DISCOVERY KIDS PUTERBUG COMPUTER CLASS

At McQueen Park Activity Center Enjoy some quality fun, family entertainment with chances to compete against other families or even kids vs. parents! Obstacle courses, dodge ball, tug-o-war and perhaps some silly, mixed up sports like karaoke kickball… the possibilities are

ENDLESS! Sneakers must be worn to participate. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. OPEN THE LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH 6-8:45pm COST: $1.50/resident and $2.25/non-resident (YOUTH) Adults are FREE! For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294. Walk-ins welcome!

Watch your child go from tapping and typing, to reading and writing. Discovery Kids Puterbugs prepares children 7 and younger with today’s Top 100 Tech Skills, starting with the letters of the keyboard. Features personal attention, unique and creative way of learning and exclusive access to continue the fun and learning online at home! 3-7 YEARS 70072

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10/23-11/13

4:45-5:15pm SERL

$35

70073

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11/20-12/11

4:45-5:15pm SERL

$35

Instructor: Lou-Lou’s Play School Staff

GROWING YOUNG MUSICIANS This class will allow students to learn about the joy of music. They will engage in tonal competency, rhythmic competency, learn the basics of reading music through games and fun activities. The children will also explore new instruments and "make and take" new instruments home each week. This course serves as a great precursor to private lessons. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 4-7 YEARS 70074

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

SERL

$77

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory Staff *No Class 11/20

GUITAR FOR LITTLE HANDS This class will allow students the opportunity to learn more about the basics of guitar playing. They will learn warm-up techniques, fingerstrengthening exercises, tuning, proper hand positions, posture, notereading, finger-picking, simplified chords, and how to play simple songs step by step by the end of the sessions. No prior experience required. Students will be required to provide their own guitar for class sessions. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 4-7 YEARS 70075

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10/24-12/5*

4:45-5:30pm

CC

$77

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory Staff *No Class 11/21

LITTLE NATURES EXPLORERS Children will discover, learn, & play outdoors at the Riparian Preserve with our specialized preschool staff. Research indicates that child-led experiences in nature support many facets of physical, mental and emotional growth and development! 3-5 YEARS 69643

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10/24-12/12

9-10:30am Riparian

$60

Instructor: Maya Jones

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FOOTBALL SKILLS

Special Interest-continued PIANO FOR LITTLE HANDS Basic piano skills, such as proper hand positions, posture, note reading, and technique, will be taught. Students will learn how to play popular age appropriate songs step by step. No prior experience is required. Student will be required to provide their own keyboards for class sessions; full-size, weighted keys are preferable if possible. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

Your toddler will learn and play touch football while practicing fundamental motor skills such as passing, receiving, punting and kicking. A basic introduction to football that consists of games and drills while stressing the fun of participating. Participants must wear sneakers. If weather permits, some classes may be moved outdoors. 4-6 YEARS 69987

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10/22-12/11

3:15-4pm

FRC

$38

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

4-7 YEARS 70076

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10/24-12/5*

4-4:45pm

CC

$77

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory of Music Staff *No Class 11/21 SINGING FOR LITTLE STARS This program is full of fun methods that will allow students to learn proper voice technique including posture, breath support, pitch accuracy, and projection. There will also be focus on the art of performance and presentation. They will be given the opportunities to sing in an ensemble setting as well as a soloist. At the end of the sessions, a student recital will be held allowing the students to perform and utilize their acquired skills. No prior experience required. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 4-7 YEARS 70077

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10/23-12/4*

5-5:45pm

SERL $77

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory of Music Staff *No Class 11/20

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

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Basics, Basics, Basics is the model of this golf class for youngsters. They will be given instruction on all of the pre-shot fundamentals; grip, aim, stance and posture. Chipping, pitching, putting and driver swing will then be addressed. Understanding the basics will eliminate bad habits on the golf course and allow them to really have fun playing the game. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 4-7 YEARS 70078

3-5 YEARS 69984

GOLF FOR LITTLE TIGERS

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

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11/20-12/18

FRC

$38

Instructor: Western Skies Staff

MPAC

$38

HOOP IT UP

4-5pm

WS

$85

Instructor: Dempster Jackson 69854

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10/23-12/11 2-2:40pm

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

Instructor: Diana Hakes

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.

4-6 YEARS

4-6 YEARS

3 ½-5 YEARS 69852

69986

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T

10/23-12/11 11:15am-12pm MPAC $38

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

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

28

FRC

$38

69988

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10/24-12/12

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

3:15-4pm FRC

$38

MY FAVORITE SPORTS

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. 3-4 YEARS

3-5 YEARS 69994

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10/23-12/11

9-9:45am

FRC

$38

10-10:45am FRC

$34

Instructor: Dempster Jackson 69995

F

10/26-12/14*

Instructor: Nicole Reese *No class 11/23

69989

T

10/23-12/11

2:15-3pm

FRC

$38

69990

F

10/26-12/14*

9-9:45am

FRC

$34

Instructor: Nicole Reese *No class 11/23 LET’S PLAY SPORTS This high energy class will provide your child with the opportunity to learn about many different sports and games in a fun, organized, safe recreation setting. All of which may include flag football, basketball, soccer, t-ball, track & field and much more! Drills will also incorporate opportunities for participants to practice color recognition and the difference between left and right. Good sportsmanship, teamwork and appropriate classroom behavior will be encouraged throughout the class. 69949

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 sneakers.

SAT

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

CC

$25

CC

$29

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. 3-5 YEARS 69856

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10/24-12/12

11-11:45am MPAC $38

Instructor: Nicole Reese *No class 11/24 70227

F

11/2-12-14*

11-11:45am

Instructor: Dempster Jackson *No class 11/23 MINI SPORTS JAM Introduce your child to sports and fitness as they learn about sports and develop their gross motor skills. Daily stretching, play, team interaction, games and basic skill building drills will be a part of this introductory sports experience. Books and music may be used to enhance the experience. This class will introduce basic soccer, basketball, t-ball skills & football. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2 ½ -3 YEARS 69950

F

11/9-12/14*

2-2:40pm

CC

$25

CC

$25

Instructor: Nicole Reese *No class 11/23 69951

SAT

11/10-12/15*

11-11:40am

Instructor: Nicole Reese *No class 11/24

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Sports – Continued

Tumbling and Movement

SNOWPLOW SAM 1-3 If your child is ages 3-6 and has never skated, this is the starting point. Snowplow Sam classes are based on the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program. Children will advance through levels 1-3, each level gradually becoming more challenging. Polar Ice (PI) is located at 2305 E Knox Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 3-6 YEARS 70079

SAT

10/27-11/17 10:05-10:35am

PI

$60

70080

SAT

12/1-12/15

PI

$45

10:05-10:35am

Instructor: Polar Ice Staff FUN, FITNESS & TUMBLING SPORTBALL BASKETBALL Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Basketball. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Equipment provided. Bring water and wear tennis shoes. This class takes place in Discovery Park on the basketball courts.

F

4-6 YEARS 69996

F

10/26-12/14*

11-11:45am FRC $34

Instructor: Nicole Reese *No class 11/23

3-6 YEARS 70161

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

10/26-12/7* 4-5pm

DPARK

$79 MINI TUMBLERS

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/23

SPORTBALL T-BALL Certified Sportball coaches introduce, practice and refine sport skills with an enthusiastic and animated approach. Sportball's sport specific classes reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life. This class will meet in the lobby of McQueen Park Activity Center for the first class and then will take place outside in the park. 3-6 YEARS 70081

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10/23-12/4

5-6pm*

MPARK $79

70082

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10/24-12/5

9-10am*

MPARK $79

70083

SAT

11/3-12/15

2-3pm*

MPARK $79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No Class on 11/20, 11/21 & 11/24

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

In this fun filled class we will focus on beginning basic tumbling. Emphasis will be on strength, flexibility, large motor skills, self-esteem and social skills. Books and music may also be used. Participants must be minimum age by first day of class. 2 ½-4 YEARS 69952

W

10/24-12/12

F

10/26-12/7*

5-6pm

FPARK

$79

70085

SAT

11/3-12/15*

11am-12pm MPAC

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No Class 11/23 & 11/24

30

CC

$38

3-3:45pm

CC

$25

Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore 69953

F

11/9-12-14*

Instructor: Nicole Reese *No class 11/23

TUMBLING TWO’S Movement, music and stories are incorporated with basic tumbling movements to encourage self expression, develop independence and teach tumblers to follow directions & take turns. Creative movement will also build strong bones and encourage socialization in a non-competitive, playful atmosphere. Class will end with a 5-10 minute review of the lesson for the day. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 YEARS 69858

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10/23-12/11

10:15-11am MPAC

Instructor: Diana Hakes

3-6 YEARS 70084

9-9:45am

Registering NOW!

$38

TRAVERSE WALL Stay active while having fun racing across the 8’x 36’ traverse wall. Staff will provide supervised climbing activities while rock-like features and multiple climbing routes add climbing challenges. Sneakers must be

Academics SCIENCE OF SPORTS

NEW

Jr. Scientists discover the physics behind America's favorite past time through exciting, hands-on activities. You will discover a bat's sweet spot, determine whether or not a curve ball actually curves and why the Valley is perfect for year-round baseball. You will also learn how nutrition and personal fitness help players compete at the highest levels. Register for the whole series or for individual classes. 9-13 YEARS 70162 SAT 11/3-11/17 9am-12pm (whole series)

SERL

$100

70163

SAT

11/3

9am-12pm

SERL

$40

70164

SAT

11/10

9am-12pm

SERL

$40

70165

SAT

11/17

9am-12pm

SERL

$40

Instructor: Arizona Science Center Staff

worn and a traverse wall waiver must be filled out prior to climbing. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. TRAVERSE WALL HOURS: MON-FRI 4-6:30pm

Daily admission fees apply For more information, contact the McQueen Park Activity Center at (480) 503-6294

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Camps KIDZ KAMP-HOLIDAY Don't miss out on the Spring break excitement! Freestone Recreation Center is pleased to announce Spring Break Kidz Kamp, a program designed for children ages 5-12. Participants will have an opportunity to make new friends and participate in a wide variety of recreational activities: *Sports *Active Games *Board Games *Crafts *Rockwall Request for credit or refunds must be made 7 days before the program date. 5-12 YEARS 69879

M/W/TH/F

12/24-12/28

9am-12pm FRC $38

69880

M/W/TH/F

12/24-12/28

1-4pm

69892

M/W/TH/F

12/31-12/28

9am– 12pm FRC $38

69893 M/W/TH/F 12/31-1/4 *No Camp 12/25 & 1/1

FRC $38

1-4pm

FRC $38

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

KIDZ KAMP- PIT STOP LUNCH-HOLIDAY Is your child enrolled in the morning and afternoon session of the Freestone Recreation Center Kidz Kamp? If so, you can register them for the Daily Pit Stop where they will be able to re-fuel their bodies before the afternoon session of Kamp. At 12pm, when the morning session of Kamp ends, your child will be taken to another room. There they can eat their lunch, play board games, and socialize in a supervised setting. At 1pm your child will be checked into the afternoon Kidz Kamp. Lunch will not be provided. Children must bring their own packed lunch, preferably in a lunch box with cold packs as a refrigerator will not be available. Requests for refunds or credits must be made 7 days before the start of the program. 5-12 YEARS FULL WEEK 69891

M/W/TH/F

12/24-12/28 12-1pm FRC

$12

69898

M/W/TH/F

12/31-1/4

$12

12-1pm FRC

*No camp 12/25 & 1/1

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

69883

W

12/26

9am-12pm

FRC

$13

69889

W

12/26

1-4pm

FRC

$13

69884

TH

12/27

9am-12pm

FRC

$13

69890

TH

12/27

1-4pm

FRC

$13

69885

F

12/28

9am-12pm

FRC

$13

69894

F

12/28

1-4pm

FRC

$13

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

69886

W

1/2

9am-12pm

FRC

$13

69881

M/W/TH/F

12/24-12/28 8-9am

FRC

$12

69895

W

1/2

1-4pm

FRC

$13

69882

M/W/TH/F

12/24-12/28 4-5pm

FRC

$12

69887

TH

1/3

9am-12pm

FRC

$13

69899

M/W/TH/F

12/31-1/4

8-9am

FRC

$12

69896

TH

1/3

1-4pm

FRC

$13

69900

M/W/TH/F

12/31-1/4

4-5pm

FRC

$12

69888

F

1/4

9am-12pm

FRC

$13

69897

F

1/4

1-4pm

FRC

$13

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KIDZ KAMP- OVERTIME-HOLIDAY

*No camp 12/25 & 1/1

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

SOCCER CAMP-HOLIDAY This camp is intended to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of soccer. Ball handling skills such as kicking, passing and shooting will be learned during practice drills and game time. Good sportsmanship and teamwork are encouraged. Participants need to wear tennis shoes and are encouraged to bring their own soccer ball and water bottle. 7-10 YEARS 69902

W-F

12/26-1/4

10:45am-12:15pm FPARK $43

Instructor: Nicole Reese MAKE AND TAKE: HANDMADE GINGERBREAD HOUSE– HOLIDAY Participants will each assemble and decorate their own gingerbread house to take home and display with pride! Class includes all the parts and pieces to make a unique and totally edible gingerbread house! This is a one day workshop. 6-9 YEARS 70009

SAT

12/15

11am-12:30pm

CC

$25

Instructor: Gilbert Staff ROBOTS 102 “LEGO® EDUCATION WEDO™ CONCEPTS” CAMPHOLIDAY New "Robots 102 LEGO® Education WeDo™" Robotics 102 curriculum focuses on 12 new models and contains more than 325 new elements including a motor, tilt sensor, motion sensor, and LEGO USB Hub. Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as language and literacy. 6-12 YEARS 70166

M-F

12/17-12/21

9am-12pm SERL

$145

69807

ROCKET CAMP-HOLIDAY The amazing power of rocketry is in your hands. Experience the thrill of making and launching your very own rocket into the sky. As a rocket scientists you will assemble your very own rocket. After camp you will be able to take your rocket home to enjoy. 8-12 YEARS M-TH

1-3pm

CC

$46

1/2-1/4

9-9:45am

HHS

$36

9:55-10:45am

HHS

$36

10:55-11:55am

HHS

$36

12-1:15pm

HHS

$36

6-8 years (in 2nd-3rd grades) 69808

W/TH/F

1/2-1/4

8-11 years (in 4th-5th grades) 69809

W/TH/F

1/2-1/4

69810

This clinic focuses on the fundamental core work of Track and Cross Country running. A great way to keep your endurance up during the Holiday break. Clinic will focus on strengthening, stretching, flexibility, fitness, and coordination. You'll leave this clinic with increased running knowledge, new friends, and an enhanced love for the sport. Active wear and comfortable tennis shoes are required. Bring a water bottle and energy snacks for breaks. This clinic will meet in the Multi Use Field at Freestone Park.

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

1/2-1/4

GLEE CLUB-HOLIDAY This camp has it all! It is a combo of singing, dancing and drama. Students will learn a variety of across the floor dance techniques, voice projection, tap, jazz and hip hop, acting skills and skits combined. Broadway here we come! 6-10 YEARS 69878

9-15 YEARS 12/26-1/4

W/TH/F

Instructor: Highland High School Varsity Wrestling Coach, Abel Figueroa

RUNNING CLINIC-HOLIDAY

W-F

W/TH/F

11-14 years (in 6th-8th grades) 10/15-10/18

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

69901

Wrestling camp for beginners & experienced wrestlers 5 years-8th grade. Sponsored by the Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department and conducted by Highland High School Varsity Wrestling Coach, Abel Figueroa. Two days of instruction. Third day is match day. Participants are grouped by age & weight. Everyone is a winner! 1st and 2nd place ribbons will be awarded on "match day” along with the Braiden Rainey Sportsmanship Award. A camp t-shirt is included! The camp will take place at the Highland High School Mini-Gym (HHS), 4301 E. Guadalupe. Full refund or credit through Jan. 2, 2013, no refunds or credits after Jan. 2, 2013. 5-6 years (age 5 – 1st grade)

Instructor: EduRoboTech Staff

68990

WRESTLING CAMP-23RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY

10am-12pm FPARK

$56

W/F

1/2-1/4

12:30-3pm

FRC

$33

Instructor: Lori & Lauren Regnier

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Cooking CHRISTMAS DESSERTS

NEW

Create some amazing cookies, cupcakes and other small treats to make any gathering a special occasion. Learn fun & easy skills to turn every sweet into a delicious treat! Peppermint popcorn, gingerbread reindeer, cocoa stirrers, chocolate covered strawberry ornaments, Rice Krispies ornaments, hot cocoa cup-cakes, crazy Christmas mix, and yummy Christmas cookies. 7-12 YEARS 70216

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10/23-12/11 6:30 -7:30pm

MPAC

$56

Instructor: Cheryl Phillips WHIMSICAL CAKE POPS Come and join Chef Amee to make whimsical cake pops. October: Pumpkins and Mummies, November: Owls and Turkeys, December: Sweet Snowman and Santa Hats. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor at the beginning of class. 8-13 YEARS 70168

SAT

10/27

1:15-3pm

MPAC

$15

70169

SAT

11/17

1:15-3pm

MPAC

$15

70170

SAT

12/8

1:15-3pm

MPAC

$15

Instructor: Chef Amee Hoge WHIMSICAL CUPCAKES Come and join Chef Amee to make whimsical cupcakes with fondant. October: Monster Cupcakes, November: Turkey Dinner Cupcakes, December: Holiday Elf cupcakes. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor at the beginning of class. 8-13 YEARS 70086

SAT

10/27

10:30am-12:30pm MPAC

$15

70087

SAT

11/17

10:30am-12:30pm MPAC

$15

70092

SAT

12/8

10:30am-12:30pm MPAC

$15

Instructor: Chef Amee Hoge

At McQueen Park Activity Center Looking for a safe, enriching place for your child to go to during the after school hours?! Trained recreation staff are on-site to promote a healthy, positive recreation environment to ensure the safety and enjoyment of its participants! Sports & fitness activities Games Arts & crafts Homework time DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN 7-12 YEARS Available following Gilbert Public School (GPS) school days 3:45-6:00pm (full days) and 12:45-6:00pm (early release) COST: $35.00 per month

Information regarding this program is available online at www.gilbertaz.gov/parks/popups/macpac.cfm

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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. Valley Silver Bullets (VSB) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 7+ YEARS 70089

T

10/23-11/13

7-8pm

VSB

$119

70090

T

11/20-12/11

7-8pm

VSB

$119

Instructor: Valley Silver Bullets Staff

BEGINNING HORSEMANSHIP This class is designed to teach students the basics of Western riding horsemanship. Starting with grooming, general care and saddling safely, we will also cover mounting and dismounting, proper posture and balance when riding. We will work with each student on simple control techniques such as asking the horses to walk and stop. Students under 18 must have parent/guardian sign a liability waiver at first class. Valley Silver Bullets (VSB) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 7+ YEARS 70091

T

11/20-12/11

6-7pm

VSB

$119

Instructor: Valley Silver Bullets Staff INTERMEDIATE HORSEMANSHIP

Suggested Donation $5.00 per person

Prerequisite: Must have taken Beginning Horsemanship or Introduction to Horsemanship in the past year. This class will focus on more specific control and Western riding techniques such as getting the horse to respond to certain cues and learning how to post while in a trot. We will cover different gaits, as well as identifying the gaits and correct leads while mounted. Students under 18 must have parent/ guardian sign a liability waiver at first class. Valley Silver Bullets (VSB) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 7+ YEARS 70093

T

10/23-11/13

6-7pm

VSB

$119

Instructor: Valley Silver Bullets Staff

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Gymnastics

Martial Arts SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADVANCED

GYMNASTICS 101

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

T

6+ YEARS 70096

6-9 YEARS 69861

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

10/23-12/11

4-4:55pm

MPAC

$38

10/25-12/13*

5-5:55pm

MPAC

$34

W

10/24-12/12

6-8pm

MPAC

$72

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff

7-12 YEARS 69862

TH

Instructor: Elena Emanuel *No class 11/22 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. 7-14 YEARS

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-FAMILY Sanchin-Ryu is an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size or strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one's self. Taught on an individual basis, students study in a non-competitive environment while working on Sanchin-Ryu's practical movements and no-nonsense approach to self-defense. To truly understand every facet of conflict resolution we study three levels of self-defense awareness; physical, mental and emotional. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 6+ YEARS 70097

M

10/22-12/10

6:30-7:30pm CC

$36

69863

T

10/23-12/11

5-5:55pm

MPAC

$38

70098

TH

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

$32

69864

TH

10/25-12/13*

6-6:55pm

MPAC

$34

70099

F

10/26-12/14* 6:30-7:30pm FRC

$32

70100

SAT

10/27-12/15* 9:30-10:30am FRC

$32

Instructor: Elena Emanuel *No class 11/22

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 11/22, 11/23 & 11/24

Health and Fitness

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE & SELF-DEFENSE FOR YOUTH

KIDS & PARENTS FIT This class is designed to teach fitness techniques and exercises that can incorporate children with their mothers, in an effort to help mothers and their children continue with a healthy lifestyle. Participants can expect to participate with their children in 25 minutes of cardio, plyos, and strength training. Nutrition tips will be provided at each class and participants will have the opportunity to share challenges and successes for the first five minutes of class. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat. 5-8 YEARS 70094

SAT

10/27-12/15* 12:45-1:15pm MPAC

8-12 YEARS 70095 SAT 10/27-12/15* 1:30-2pm Instructor: Rochelle Bush *No class 11/24

36

MPAC

$96 $96

This class combines two programs into one, the art of Sanchin-Ryu and Project: Secure Child. In a non-competitive environment children will learn the martial art of Sanchin-Ryu, which builds self-confidence and develops focus and discipline. Students are taught alternatives to fighting in a positive, go-at-your-own-pace environment. Project: Secure Child is a program designed to address the growing concerns we have for our children's safety. Our goal is to empower children with proven techniques to handle a variety of everyday situations they may encounter. Topics include: How to deal with strangers, bullies and peer pressure. Classes are taught in a fun, high-energy environment. Benefits of this class include: improved self-confidence, enhanced self-discipline and developed physical fitness. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 6-12 YEARS 70101

TH

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

$32

70102

F

10/26-12/14* 4:30-5:30pm FRC

$32

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 11/22 & 11/23

TAE KWON DO ADVANCED Tae Kwon Do Color Belts is for participants with previous Tae Kwon Do experience. Participants will work on blocks, punches, kicks, forms and free sparring. 6-15 YEARS 69906

M/W

10/22-12/12*

6-7pm

FRC

$68

Instructor: Donn Kong *No class 10/31 TAE KWON DO BEGINNERS This class is for students with little or no Martial Arts experience. Students will learn basic punches, kicks, blocks and concentrate on form. Students will have an opportunity to move from white belt to yellow belt if they wish to test. 6-12 YEARS 69908

T/TH

10/23-12/13* 6:15-7:15pm FRC

$68

DINO DIGS 5 to 14 YEARS

Instructor: Burke Alford *No class 11/22

Unearth the remains of the largest reptiles to roam this area at the Riparian Preserve’s simulated dig site with one of our dinosaur experts! Select Wednesdays are offered.

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

69767

W

11/14

4pm

Riparian

$5

69768

W

12/12

4pm

Riparian

$5

Instructor: Riparian Preserve Staff

10-17 YEARS 70103

SAT

10/13

9am-1pm

FRC

$50

70104

SAT

11/3

9am-1pm

SERL

$50

70105

SAT

12/8

9am-1pm

SERL

$50

Instructor: Cross’ Lifeline Emergency Staff BEGINNING YOUTH PIANO Basic musical skills will be taught such as proper hand positions, posture, note reading, and technique. Students will learn how to play popular age appropriate songs step by step. No prior experience is required and notebook and pencil are suggested. Student will be

required to provide their own keyboards for class sessions; full-size, weighted keys are preferable if possible. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 8-14 YEARS 70106

W

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

CC

$77

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory of Music Staff *No Class 11/21

GUITAR BEGINNING YOUTH This class will allow students the opportunity to learn more about the basics of guitar playing. They will learn warm-up techniques, finger-strengthening exercises, tuning, proper hand positions, posture, note-reading, finger-picking, basic chords, and how to play simple songs step by step by the end of the sessions. No prior experience required. Students will be required to provide their own guitar for class sessions. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 8-14 YEARS 70107

W

10/24-12/5* 6:30-7:30pm

CC

$77

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory of Music Staff *No Class 11/21

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Sports BASIC ICE SKATING 1-3 This Basic Skills class teaches basic fundamentals of the sport. The three levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns. Polar Ice (PI) is located at 2305 E Knox Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 7-12 YEARS 70110

SAT

10/27-11/17 10:05-10:35am PI

$60

70111

SAT

12/1-1/15

$45

10:05-10:35am PI

Instructor: Polar Ice Staff

GOLF AFTER SCHOOL This class is great for both beginner and intermediate levels. Junior golfers will learn a proper pre-shot routine and jump right into the full swing. Chipping, pitching, putting and driver swing will follow. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296.

POP STRINGS! Bring your violin, viola, and cello playing skills, and join us for some pop and contemporary music arrangements. Everyone is required to bring his or her own string instrument.

TH

70112

W

11/21-12/19

4-5pm

WS

$85

Instructor: Western Skies Staff

10-18 YEARS 70108

6-14 YEARS

10/25-12/6* 6-6:45pm

CC

$60

Instructor: Higher Octave Healing Staff *No class 11/22

SUPER SINGERS This program is full of fun methods that will allow students to learn proper voice technique including posture, breath support, pitch accuracy, and projection. There will also be focus on the art of performance and presentation. They will be given the opportunities to sing in an ensemble setting as well as a soloist. At the end of the sessions, a student recital will be held allowing the students to perform and utilize their acquired skills. No prior experience required. An $8 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

GOLF FOR KIDS This class is great for both beginner and intermediate levels. Junior golfers will learn a proper pre-shot routine and jump right into the full swing. Chipping, pitching, putting and driver swing will follow. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 6-14 YEARS 70113

SAT

11/24-12/22

10-11am

WS

$85

Instructor: Western Skies Staff

8-14 YEARS 70109

T

10/23-12/4*

6-7pm

SERL

$77

Instructor: Phoenix Conservatory of Music Staff *No Class 11/20

HOOP IT UP!-YOUTH This program is intended to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of basketball while providing a positive recreational experience. Participants will learn the rules of the game, how to shoot, pass and dribble and most importantly, to have fun! 6-8 YEARS 69909

M

10/22-12/10

4:15-5:15pm FRC

$38

5:15-6:15pm FRC

$38

Instructor: Dempster Jackson 9-13 YEARS 69910

M

10/22-12/10

Instructor: Dempster Jackson

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Casper

( PG, 100 mins)

October 26th @ 6:30pm

Miracle on 34th Street (PG, 114 mins)

November 30th @ 6:30pm

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG, 93 mins) December 28 @ 6:30pm

HOOP IT UP LEVEL II-YOUTH This class will expand upon what was learned in the original Hoop It Up class. This will give you a chance to take your existing basketball skills to a higher level by expanding on techniques such as shooting, passing, ball handling, and dribbling. More opportunity to play against other class mates in this level II class. Participants must have prior experience in basketball or have taken Hoop it. 9-13 YEARS 69911

W

10/24-12/12* 5:15-6:15pm FRC

$34

OF EVERY MONTH

Instructor: Dempster Jackson *No class 10/31

ICE SKATING FOR TEENS & ADULTS The Teen & Adult Curriculum is designed for the beginner skater. It will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Although divided into levels, the skater will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. Polar Ice (PI) is located at 2305 E. Knox Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 13+ YEARS 70114

SAT

10/27-11/17 10:05-10:35am PI

$60

70115

SAT

12/1-1/15

$45

Instructor: Polar Ice Staff

10:05-10:35am PI

HELD THE LAST FRIDAY Join us for a FREE family-friendly movie on the big screen in the McQueen Park Activity Center! Doors open at 6:30pm . Bring a blanket, mat or chair* and invite your friends and family to enjoy the fun, Family Movie Series! Popcorn included. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. (No registration necessary) For more information, contact the center at (480) 503-6294.

*Please have a blanket to place under chairs. Food and drink restrictions may apply. McQueen Park Activity Center

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RUNNING CLUB This class will incorporate a variety of techniques for kids who love to run. Focusing on the fundamentals of core work. Sprints, strength and conditioning, flexibility and muscle endurance will all help to enhance your young runner. This class will meet in the front lawn of Freestone Recreation Center. 9-13 YEARS 69912

W

10/24-12/12*

4:15-5pm FRC

$34

Instructor: Dempster Jackson *No class 10/31

SCOOTER LESSONS-BEGINNER

NEW

Beginners learn the basics and fundamentals of scooter riding. You will learn proper foot placement, how to balance, scooter park etiquette and terms and basic tricks. Students must wear a helmet and closed toed shoes. Knee and elbow pads are recommended. Scooter equipment is available for rental. Extreme Air Jump ‘N Skate (EA) is located at 910 E. Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225. 5-10 YEARS 70195

W

10/24-12/5

4-5pm

EA

$85

Instructor: Extreme Air Staff

SKATEBOARD LESSONS-BEGINNER

NEW

Beginners learn the basics and fundamentals of skateboarding. You will learn proper foot placement, how to balance, skate park etiquette and terms, basic tricks (Ollie, Tic Tac, etc.). Students must wear a helmet and closed toed shoes. Knee and elbow pads are recommended. Skateboard equipment is available for rental. Extreme Air Jump ‘N Skate (EA) is located at 910 E. Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225. 5-10 YEARS 70193

T

10/23-12/4

4-5pm

EA

$85

70194

TH

10/25-12/13*

4-5pm

EA

$85

Instructor: Extreme Air Staff *No class 11/22

SPORTBALL BASEBALL-YOUTH Certified Sportball coaches introduce, practice and refine sport skills with an enthusiastic and animated approach. Sportball's sport specific classes reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life. 6-8 YEARS 70116

T

10/23-12/4*

6-7pm

MPARK $79

70117

SAT

11/3-12/15*

3-4pm

MPARK $79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/20 & 11/24

SOCCER SKILLS

SPORTBALL BASKETBALL

This class will focus on drills and skills of soccer helping to fine tune your child's skills. A variety of drills will be introduced throughout the class to help enhance speed, agility, coordination, and of course team work. This is a fun recreational class for all levels. Class takes place in the Freestone Park multi use field.

Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Basketball. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Equipment provided. Bring water and wear tennis shoes. Sportball Jersey included with registration. This class takes place in Discovery Park on the basketball courts.

7-10 YEARS 69913

T

10/23-12/11 4:15-5:15pm FPARK

Instructor: Nicole Reese

$38

6-10 YEARS 70172

F

10/26-12/7*

5-6pm

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/23

Registering now!

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DPARK

$79

SPORTBALL DODGEBALL For those looking to apply some focus to their child's fundamental skills, a number of sport-specific Sportball programs are available. Certified Sportball coaches further develop key skills for a chosen sport. Skills are developed in a confidence-building, non-competitive atmosphere. Coaches for all classes are trained athletes who have a passion for sharing their love of sports. Sportball provides all equipment.

Saturday Night Kidz Klub

8-10 YEARS 70118

SAT

11/3-12/15*

4-5pm

MPAC

$79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/24

SPORTBALL SOCCER-YOUTH Certified Sportball coaches introduce, practice and refine sport skills with an enthusiastic and animated approach. Sportball's sport specific classes reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life. This class will meet in the McQueen Park Activity Center for the first class and will take place in the park. 6-8 YEARS 70119

SAT

11/3-12/15*

12-1pm MPARK $79

11/3-12/15*

1-2pm

Parent’s don’t just need a night out, Kids do too! Bring the kids to Freestone Recreation Center for a fun night hanging out with other kids and having a great time. Each night is a different theme. Check back each month for details on theme, crafts and activities.

8-10 YEARS 70120

SAT

MPARK $79

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No Class 11/24

SPORTBALL TENNIS-YOUTH Sportball instructors teach competence, confidence and the fundamental skills necessary to excel in Tennis. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in exciting, non-competitive games. Classes are high-energy, creative and fun! Bring water and wear tennis shoes. 6-8 YEARS 70121

F

10/26-12/7*

6-7pm

Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 11/23

FPARK

$79

Fun Play s! e Gam

Make Cool Crafts!

First Saturday of the Month 5:30 - 8:30pm $13 per child 5-9 yrs old Enjoy some popcor n durin g the m ovie!

Parents, please note: Please make sure your kids are fed before coming to Kidz Klub. We will be serving popcorn during the movie, but dinner will not be served.

For more information contact

Freestone Recreation Center 1141 E. Guadalupe Rd, 480-503-6202

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HOW TO DRAW DESERT PLANTS Learn how to capture the beauty of desert plants on paper with Naturalist and published artist, Jennie Rambo. Classroom instruction and outdoor sketching at the Riparian Preserve will focus on flowers, seed pods, and foliage, and drawing techniques to achieve accuracy and grace. Materials required. A materials list can be found in the class description at www.GilbertRecreation.com. 14+ YEARS 70174

Arts and Crafts HOLIDAY BEADING

SAT

11/10-11/17

1-3pm

SERL

$18

Instructor: Jennie Rambo

NEW

New to beading? Looking to design a personal gift for someone special this holiday season or to make the perfect bracelet to impress at the holiday parties? Grab a friend and learn to make a bracelet strung together with beautiful beads and charms! Not only will you go home with an amazing, professional looking creation but you’ll also receive information about how to receive free patterns, where to purchase supplies and so much more! All tools & supplies included. 18+ YEARS 69869

T

12/4

6:30-8pm

MPAC

$17

Instructor: Kathi Hofferth

HOLIDAY GLASS BLOCK DECORATIONS

NEW

These beautiful blocks contain 50 brilliant white lights and provide beauty and cheer under your Christmas tree or on a table centerpiece. Easy and fun to make for all ages! A $25 supply fee will be collected by the instructor at the beginning of class. 14+ YEARS 70173

T

10/16

7-9pm

SERL

$10

Instructor: Shelly Nemeth

HOW TO DRAW DESERT PLANTS

NEW

Learn how to capture the beauty of desert plants on paper with Naturalist and published artist, Jennie Rambo. Classroom instruction and outdoor sketching at the Riparian Preserve will focus on flowers, seed pods, and foliage, and drawing techniques to achieve accuracy and grace. Materials required. A materials list can be found in the class description at www.GilbertRecreation.com. 14+ YEARS 70174

SAT

11/10-11/17

Instructor: Jennie Rambo

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1-3pm

SERL

$18

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

Dance

Health and Fitness BIGGEST LOSER Weight loss is the goal and purpose of biggest losers, as it is designed for individuals with 30+ lbs. to lose. Using a combination of weight training, cardio, and core work the program is proven to help shift your body composition, dropping fat, increasing metabolism and changing your life. The program starts gradually to avoid injury, while maximizing weight-loss. An eating plan, monthly weigh in and photo shoot are all included. 16+ YEARS

BEGINNING BELLY DANCE Class will cover basic moves, style & concept, posture & body awareness, costume, music, etc. Class will learn a choreographed dance. Dress: wear something comfortable, bare feet or dance shoes. 18+ YEARS 69873

M

10/22-12/10

7-8pm

MPAC

$38

Instructor: Yasmina

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. Must bring your own yoga mat. 18+ YEARS TH

M/W/F

10/22-11/16

6-7am

FRC

$99

70124

M/W/F

10/22-11/16

4-5pm

FRC

$99

70125

M/W/F

11/19-12/14*

6-7am

FRC

$91

70126

M/W/F

11/19-12/14*

4-5pm

FRC

$91

Instructor: BSX Staff *No class 11/23

GENTLE YOGA This class focuses on restorative and gentle stretching of yoga to increase flexibility and strength. This class is excellent for those with limited mobility or beginners. Participants should bring a yoga mat or towel to class. 16+ YEARS

BEGINNING YOGA

69865

70123

10/25-12/13*

6-7pm

Instructor: Carolina Daley *No class 11/22

FRC

$34

69866

T

10/23-12/10*

6-7pm

FRC

$34

Instructor: Carolina Daley *No class 11/6 GET FIT WITH ROCHELLE This class is designed for an intense 25 minutes of cardio, plyometrics and strength training, combined to give you a well-rounded exercise session to help get you through the week. Nutrition tips will be provided at each class and participants will have the opportunity to share challenges and successes for the first 5 minutes of class. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat. 18+ YEARS 70127

T

10/23-12/11

5-5:30pm

MPAC

$90

Instructor: Rochelle Bush

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Health and Fitness-continued

LADIES EASY TONE A gentle strengthening class for a more flexible and stronger body. Get results using light hand weights, bands and your own body weight. This is the perfect class for those who suffer with knee or hip pain or for those ladies that are new to strength training. Body Heart Fitness Studio (BHF) is located at 1395 E Warner Rd., Ste.101 (the Target Shopping Center) 14+ YEARS 70136

M/TH

10/22-11/19

10-10:45am BHF

$66

Instructor: Body Heart Staff LADIES ONLY BOOT CAMP HARD BODY This class is meant to help you sculpt your body into your ideal shape. Intended for people with 30 lbs or less to lose, the class is recommended for the person with an above average level of fitness that needs extra help to reach their goals. It combines progressive core, strength, power, and agility training as well as various forms of High Intensity Interval Cardio training.

Ladies, this class will inspire and energize you--and tone your body. It’s strength training with bursts of cardio, highlighting your fitness goals. All fitness levels are welcome–don’t let the name scare you. Classes are taught by a certified Personal Trainer. Lose fat, improve cardiovascular endurance, increase strength and flexibility. Body Heart Fitness Studio (BHF) is located at 1395 E Warner Rd., Ste.101 (the Target Shopping Center)

16+ YEARS

14+ YEARS

70128

M/W/F

10/22-11/16

6-7am

FRC

$99

70138

M/W

10/22-11/21

6-7pm

70129

M/W/F

10/22-11/16

4-5pm

FRC

$99

70139

M/TH

10/22-11/19 8:45-9:45am

70130

M/W/F

11/19-12/14*

6-7am

FRC

$91

Instructor: Body Heart Staff

70131

M/W/F

11/19-12/14*

4-5pm

FRC

$91

BHF

$72

BHF

$66

PREGNANT FIT

Instructor: BSX Staff *No class 11/23

JUMP START This is our beginner’s class, in that it is designed to help people coming from a history of injury and/or inactivity, to get up and get active. The group class instructor makes sure every individual goes at the appropriate speed for their personal needs. This class has proven to help people feel better, get more active and start losing weight. The class will include a combination of weight training, core work, and some cardio.

For expecting mothers who have previously been exercising at a moderate level (half hour 2-3 days a week). Designed to help mothers stay in shape and have an easier time giving birth. There will be 3 levels for the 3 trimesters. Mothers can expect to participate in 25 minutes of a mixture of cardio, yoga and kegel exercises. Nutrition tips will be provided at each class and participants will have the opportunity to share challenges and successes for the first 5 minutes of class. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat. 18+ YEARS 70142

16+ YEARS

T

10/23-12/11 4:15-4:45pm MPAC

$90

Instructor: Rochelle Bush

70132

M/W/F

10/22-11/16

6-7am

FRC

$99

70133

M/W/F

10/22-11/16

4-5pm

FRC

$99

SWORD STRENGTH

70134

M/W/F

11/19-12/14*

6-7am

FRC

$91

70135

M/W/F

11/19-12/14*

4-5pm

FRC

$91

Are you looking to shake up your work-out routine? Bring out your inner Samurai! Holding a wooden sword for resistance, students are taught to use their powerhouse (core) to challenge their bodies for an hour of cardio set to fun music. We provide the sword.

Instructor: BSX Staff *No class 11/23

13+ YEARS 70143

SAT

10/27-12/15*

10:30-11:30am

MPAC

$63

Instructor: Maggie Colecchia *No Class 11/24 ZUMBA This is a high energy cardio workout that incorporates unique moves with Latin dance music. Zumba maximizes caloric output with fat burning movements and easy to follow dance steps. 18+ YEARS 69874

M

10/22-12/10 6:30-7:30pm

Instructor: Kris Brisson

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MPAC

$38

HUNG GAR KUNG FU

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

TH

10/25-12/13*

6:30-8:30pm

FRC

69872

W

10/24-12/12

6:30-8:30pm

FRC

$72

$63 SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADULT

Instructor Peter Pena *No class 11/23

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE-WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE In a FUN high-energy environment, students learn to act on stressful situations rather than being controlled by them. Learn streetwise techniques designed in a way, so that size, strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. Sign up for this class by yourself or with a friend or family member! Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 16 + YEARS 70144 SAT

16 + YEARS

Instructor: Peter Pena

16+ YEARS 69870

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.

11/10

12:30-2:30pm

FRC

$18

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff

Sanchin-Ryu is an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size or strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one's self. Taught on an individual basis, students study in a non-competitive environment while working on Sanchin-Ryu's practical movements and no-nonsense approach to self-defense. To truly understand every facet of conflict resolution we study three levels of self-defense awareness; physical, mental and emotional. Emphasis is on having fun, building self-confidence, coordination, and leadership skills through the study of a true martial art. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 16 + YEARS 70145

SAT

10/27-12/15*

8-9:30am

FRC

$48

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate *No Class 11/24

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.

TAE KWON DO ADULTS

Moving to a new community provides families with challenges. To help newcomers settle into their new community, the Congress of Neighborhoods and Neighborhood Services, hosts FREE new residents' socials to present information about Gilbert programs and services. Location: Gilbert Municipal Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive Date: January 19, 2013 Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Reservations: Call 480-503-6767

This is an all level class combining beginners to advance students. Come learn basic stretches, punches, kicks, blocks and forms in this class. Free sparring will be practiced for students holding yellow belt through black belt. Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm and on Fridays from 6:00-7:00pm. 16+ YEARS 69876

10/22-12/14*

M/W F

7-8pm

FRC

6-7pm

$104

Instructor: Donn Kong *No class 11/23

TAI JI QUAN LEVEL II This level II class will take your Tai Ji Quan practice to a higher level. Students enrolled in this class will be instructed on more advanced sets and GTM set. Participants MUST have 1 year experience in Tai Ji Quan level I to be permitted into this class. 16+ YEARS 69868

T

10/23-12/11

7:30-8:30pm FRC

$36

Instructor: Peter Pena

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CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES

Special Interest

Explore your inner author in these creative writing courses. Learn to write your family memories or venture in to the nonfiction genre.

CAREGIVER CERTIFICATION COURSE Certified Caregiver program approved by the Arizona Board of NCIA. Course provides the theory and skills that will prepare you for this important yet rewarding position. Graduates may make between $10.00 and $15.00 per hour, average pay is $12.00 per hour. A $45 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 17+ YEARS

AUTHOR/WRITER PUBLISHING IN TODAY’S MARKETPLACE (NEW) Explore the latest trends in Internet and hard copy publishing opportunities. Learn proper submission formats, how to fulfill submission guidelines, write query and cover letters, avoid copyright infringement, and file copyrights. A $10 copy fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

70176

M-F

11/12-11/16

5-9pm

SERL

$200

13+ YEARS

70177

SAT

12/1-12/8

8am-4pm

SERL

$200

70184

Instructor: Senior Care Consulting and Training Services Staff

SAT

10/27-11/17

10am-12pm

SERL

$50

Instructor: Marilyn Janson

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

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING (NEW) Learn film and T.V. industry and standard script formatting. Practice writing dialogue, establishing characters, create plot, and compelling content. Beginners and experienced writers welcome. A $10 copy fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 13+ YEARS 70185

SAT

10/27-11/17

12:30-2:30pm SERL

$50

Instructor: Marilyn Janson

70146

TH

10/25

6-9pm

SERL

$32

70147

W

11/14

6-9pm

SERL

$32

FLY FISHING

70148

T

12/11

6-9pm

SERL

$32

This introductory class, led by Arizona Game and Fish certified instructors, will teach you everything you need to know to participate in the beautiful sport of fly-fishing. Learn about equipment, flies, knots, tactics, entomology, fish behavior, fishing locations in Arizona, and receive hands-on casting instruction - great for women, men and young adults. Fish for trout and sunfish for the final class at the Pond at Town Hall. Enjoy fly-fishing year-round in Arizona; learn how in this fun-filled class. Participants will be required to wear eye protection while casting and fishing. All materials and supplies are provided. Classes will meet in Room 300 of the Gilbert Municipal Center Administration Building, located at 50 East Civic Center Drive, in Gilbert. A $20 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class.

Instructor: Cross’ Lifeline Emergency Staff COMPOSTING BASICS FOR GILBERT RESIDENTS This class is for beginning composters and those with limited experience. We will discuss the value of compost, readily available ingredients for your pile, the management of water, and how to use your free compost bin, included with the class! (This class is for Gilbert Residence only. Registration is required). 18 + YEARS 70200

SAT

10/20

9:30-11am

SERL

FREE

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

16+ YEARS 70150

DOG TRAINING 1 Based on the APDT’s new curriculum, this positive-reinforcement class will cover the Level 1 basic skills: loose-leash walking, recall, sit, stand, down and stay. Your dog can earn his “B.A.”! No dogs on the first class. One dog per person. 18+ YEARS 70149

T

10/23-12/11

Instructor: Pawsitive Partners Staff

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7-8pm

MPARK

$120

SAT

10/27-11/17

9am-12pm

Instructor: Arizona Game and Fish Staff

MUNI

$5

GARDENING FOR HUMMINGBIRDS

NEW

Bring the “jewels of flight,” to your backyard! Riparian Preserve Naturalist, Jennie Rambo will teach you to grow native Sonoran desert nectar plants, and how to design a hummingbird garden for all seasons, during classroom presentations and a garden tour at the Riparian Preserve. 18+ YEARS 70186

SAT

10/27

9-11am

SERL

$9

Instructor: Jennie Rambo HIKING-A MOST POPULAR ACTIVITY

NEW

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

NEW

Explore the fascinating world of desert tortoises with Naturalist, Jennie Rambo, who holds 20 years of experience caring for these endearing reptiles. Presentations on tortoise nutrition, wildflower seed, and a garden tour at the Riparian Preserve will help you create the garden of your tortoise’s dreams!

SAT

W

10/24

6-8pm

SERL

$50

70189

SAT

10/27

10am-12pm

SERL

$50

70190

F

11/9

1-3pm

SERL

$50

70191

SAT

11/17

10am-12pm

SERL

$50

Instructor: Hike in Phoenix Staff

18+ YEARS 70187

70188

11/3

1-3pm

SERL

$9

Sports

Instructor: Jennie Rambo GET GOLF READY

Happy Fall!!

This class is great for both beginner and intermediate levels. 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 Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296 15+ YEARS 70192 SAT 11/24-12/22 Instructor: Western Skies Staff

9-10am

WS

$135

ICE SKATING FOR TEENS & ADULTS See SPORTS section under YOUTH for class description and info.

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23rd Annual

Gilbert Days

FREE AGENT FRENZY

Softball Tournament

November 10 Co-Ed Upper and Co-Ed Lower Divisions Freestone Park & Skyline Complex

November 17-18 Men’s Upper, Intermediate and Lower Divisions and Women’s Open Division Big League Dreams, Freestone Park and Skyline Parks

WANT TO PLAY SOFTBALL, HAVE FUN & MEET NEW PEOPLE? DON’T KNOW ANYONE OR ARE YOU NEW TO THE TOWN OF GILBERT? GILBERT RECREATION HAS THE ANSWER… GET IN THE GAME!!!

Unattached players wanting to join a team and established teams wanting to practice and participate in Softball Scrimmages Saturday Mornings (10/6, 10/20, 11/3)

Freestone Park (Juniper & Lindsay) 9:00–11:00 am FREE ADMISSION Fee: $325 plus a $25 ASA Sanction Fee per team (if not already sanctioned in 2012)

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Bring Your Own Gear

No Rules…No Hassles... No Umps

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

Arts and Crafts 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.

10+ YEARS 70122

M

10/22-12/10

4:30-5:30pm CC

$41

Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Staff

Sports

8+ YEARS 70023

T

10/23-12/11

5:30-6:30

CC $40/$5 per week

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

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

RECREATION BOWLING Individuals with special needs 8 years and older are encouraged to join in the fun of bowling. Taking part in this sport provides individuals the chance to develop physical fitness, self-confidence and build strong relationships. Those needing extra supervision must provide his/her own aide. Register in advance to guarantee your bowling lane. Can’t come every week; pay as you go. Practices will be held at Brunswick Zone XL, 1160 S. Gilbert Rd. Register early space is limited! All bowlers must register or RSVP to guarantee space no exceptions! 8+ YEARS 70024

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W

10/24-11/14

5-6pm

CC

$28

70016

W

11/21-12/12

5-6pm

CC

$28

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

4:30-5:30pm $30/$5 per week

Instructor: Gilbert Staff

Weekly Social Night

8+YEARS 70015

11/29-1/3

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL NIGHT Every other Wednesday get together with your friends and play bingo, dance, sing karaoke, and have fun being social! We will provide light snacks and prizes for bingo and the best part is it’s FREE!! Registration is appreciated!

Health and Fitness

8+YEARS 68861

W

11/7

6-7pm

CC

FREE

BINGO

YOGA FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

68862

W

11/21

6-7pm

CC

FREE

SOCK HOP

Class will include breathing exercises for calming and learning yoga poses to improve coordination, balance, and focusing skills. Games, songs, and props will be used to make this yoga class motivating and fun! Participants should be able to follow simple directions. If necessary, parent or provider will be asked to assist participant in class. Please bring a yoga mat and water to class.

70017

W

12/5

6-7pm

CC

FREE

KARAOKE

70018

W

12/19

6-7pm

CC

FREE

BINGO

8-16 YEARS 70028

F

10/26-12/14* 3-4pm

CC

$35

Instructor: Jeanette Runnings *No Class 11/23

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Special Needs - Special Events OCTOBER HALLOWEEN BALL Let's do the Monster Mash! Wear your Halloween costume for all your friends to see! There will be a costume contest and a Haunted House. We'll have a great time dancing to music and enjoying old and new friends. Light refreshments will be served. 14+YEARS 69027

F

10/26

6-9pm

CC

$5

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

FIELD TRIP TO THE ARIZONA STATE FAIR Come enjoy all the sights, sounds, and smells the Arizona State Fair has to offer! Admission, transportation, hot dog lunch and certain rides are included. Please bring extra money if you would like anything else. Transportation is provided and is limited to 10 passengers. Participants are welcome to join us at the State Fair Grounds once the van is full. Registration is required. 14+YEARS 69028 F

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

11/2

7:45am-12:30pm

CC

FREE

70012F

12/21

6-9pm

CC

$5

DAY AT THE MOVIES

NIGHT IN THE OLD WEST 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 69030

F

11/09

6-9pm

CC

$5

ZOO LIGHTS FIELD TRIP Get ready for the holidays with a special field trip to the Phoenix Zoo at night! Participants will walk through the beautiful landscape of the zoo all while enjoying one of the most amazing light exhibits in Arizona! Transportation is provided and is limited to 10 passengers. Participants are welcome to join us at the Phoenix Zoo once the van is full. Registration is required. 14+YEARS 69036

50

F

11/30

5:30-9pm

CC

$13

Join your friends for a day at the movies! We are headed to the theatres to catch a new release on the big screen! Movie and time are TBA, but it is sure to be a good time. Bring extra money if you would like to buy snacks or a drink. Transportation is provided and is limited to 10 passengers. Participants are welcome to meet us at the Harkins Theatre (HT) at San Tan Village once the van is full. 8+YEARS 70013

F

12/14

TBA (After 3pm)

HT 16

$7

Friends of the Library Southeast Regional The following programs are offered at the Gilbert Senior Center

Health and Fitness 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. Monday

9-9:45am

CC

No Charge

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

9-10am

CC

9-9:30am

CC

No Charge

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

9:30-10:30am

CC

Thursday

9-10am

CC

775 N Greenfield Rd Gilbert AZ 85234 Friends Place Book Store Store hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00-4:00 (Closed when Library is closed) “Second hand books are wild books, homeless books;

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

No Charge

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

Perry Branches

No Charge

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

No Charge

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. Friday

8:45am-9:45am

CC

$5 per class

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Perry Branch

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

Story Time-@ Perry Library BABY TIME Have fun sharing books, lap-sit songs and rhymes, puppets, music and shakers, and the parachute. Learn tips to build a foundation for reading. Playtime follows program. This program is for babies birth to 20 months accompanied by a caregiver. For the safety and enjoyment of the babies, no older children are allowed. No registration needed. BIRTH-20 MONTHS W

10/31 –12/19

10:30-11am Perry Library

Free

FAMILY STORY TIME Enjoy stories, songs, & finger plays for the whole family. No registration needed. All ages welcome TH

10/25-12/20

6-6:30pm

Perry Library

Free

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

10/25-12/20 10:30-11am

Perry Library

Free

PAWS FOR READING Join a registered therapy dog who loves stories. Children ages five and older are invited to read their favorite book to the special library dog. SA

11/17, 12/15

10:30am-12:30pm Perry Library

Free

Teen Programs-@ Perry Library BOOKHYPE The Teens’ Top Ten is an ongoing project in which publishers of young adult books provide pre-published copies and recently published copies of titles to teen book discussion groups in libraries. In exchange, teen readers evaluate books from more than 30 participating publishers. Bookhype is a happy group of avid readers and reviewers. 12-18 YEARS T

11/15

3:30-4:30pm

Perry Library

Free

CELEBRATE TEEN READ WEEK Teen Read Week is October 14th-20th, this year’s theme is: IT CAME FROM THE LIBRARY! The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and Perry Library dare TEENs in Gilbert to read for the fun of it! Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms – books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more – and become regular library users. Perry Library will be holding activities each Monday-Friday to celebrate Teens and Reading. Check the Perry Library Event Calendar www.mcldaz.org for more information! 12-18 YEARS M-F 10/16, 10/17, 10/18, 10/19 Perry Library Free KNIT HAPPENS! Are you looking for a project to help you earn hours of community service? Join us in continuing the tradition of fun, food and friendship -all levels welcome. Join us to learn more about our current service project! 12-18 YEARS

WIGGLE WORMS Come to the library for age-appropriate stories and activities for little wigglers. Registration needed. Register online at www.mcldaz.org one week in advance of each session. Geared for children ages 18 months to 3 ½ years accompanied by a caregiver. 18 MONTHS-3 ½ YEARS M/T 10/22-12/18 10:30-11am Perry Library (excluding Holidays and 11/6)

Free

Children’s Programs-@ Perry Library GROSSED OUT Come listen to some gross books and jokes, play a disgusting facts game, and make some slime! Registration needed. Register online at www.mcldaz.org 1st through 3rd Graders M

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10/29

6-6:30pm

Perry Library

Free

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10/25, 11/8, 12/13 2:30-3:45pm

All programs offered by Maricopa County Library District Are Free. Registration information at

www.mcldaz.org

Perry Library

Free

NOVEL CREATIONS-A CRAFTY GIFT FOR BIBLIOPHILES

6TH ANNUAL CAROLING IN THE LIBRARY

Join library staff as we embark on an upcycling craft project to save some of our favorite gently used books and turn them into a fashion statement. What book loving girl would turn down the opportunity to carry a book purse? Make one for yourself or for your favorite bibliophile this holiday season!

For families, children . . . everyone!

12-18 YEARS T

11/13

2:30-3:45pm

Perry Library

Usher in the holiday season with Perry Branch Library & Perry High School! Join us for cookies, hot chocolate and coffee while you enjoy the festivities!

Free

READERS GET READY FOR BLACK FRIDAY! Do you have a reader in the family? Join us to learn more about what’s hot before you go Black Friday Shopping! Learn what handheld reader is a good match for your bibliophile, and learn a little about how they will be able to use the gift you get them to enjoy free digital downloads at the library!

Event Agenda: 4:30pm Gingerbread Cookie Decorating (Meeting Room, while supplies last) 4:45-5:15pm Caroling (Main Library)

12-18 YEARS FRI

11/16

2:30-3:30pm

Perry Library

Free

5:30-6pm Pajama Story Time (Newsstand Room) ALL AGES WELCOME

Adult Programs @ Perry Library

11/29 4:30-6:30pm Perry Library

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

FREE Book Discussions Groups For Adults

ALL AGES TH

10/25, 11/8, 12/13, 12/27 1-2:30pm Perry Library Free

GENEALOGY CLUB Genealogy enthusiasts! Join us for a monthly program that helps you trace your family roots. ADULTS 16+ YEARS W

11/7, 12/5

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

1-3pm

Perry Library

PERRY FILM SERIES Join us for a monthly viewing of some great indie, foreign and documentary films. Movie begins promptly at 1pm. Popcorn will be provided. Check for each month’s film title on displayed posters, our monthly paper event calendar, or by asking at the One Desk.

PERRY BOOKENDS ADULT FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION Adults of all ages are invited to read and discuss selected fiction titles each month. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for titles to be discussed. ADULTS 18+ YEARS T

ADULTS 16+ YEARS T 10/30, 11/27, 12/18 1-3pm

Perry Library

10/22, 11/26, 12/17 10-11:30am Perry Library Free

Free

Free

READERS GET READY FOR BLACK FRIDAY! Do you have a reader in the family? Join us to learn more about what’s hot before you go Black Friday Shopping! Learn what handheld reader is a good match for your bibliophile, and learn a little about how they will be able to use the gift you get them to enjoy free digital downloads at the library!

11/13,12/4

10-11am

Perry Library

Free

PERRY GENRE BOOK DISCUSSION Each month participants will bring a book they enjoyed, and that fits the month’s genre or a category of literary composition in relation to its content, tone, and technique used. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for genre or category to be discussed. ADULTS 18+ YEARS W

11/14, 12/12

3-4pm

Perry Library

Free

ADULTS 18+ YEARS FRI

11/16

1-2pm

Perry Library

Free

PERRY NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Join us each month to discuss a current nonfiction book. Contact the library at 602.652.3000 for titles to be discussed. ADULTS 18+ YEARS TH

11/1, 12/6

3-4pm

Perry Library

Free

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SERL

Maricopa County Library District Southeast Regional Branch 775 N. Greenfield Road Gilbert, AZ 85297 Phone: 602.652.3000 www.mcldaz.org

Story Time @ Southeast Regional Library

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday starting 9/4/12 through 12/13/12. No Story Time during week of November 20th No storytime during week of December 17th or December 24th; we will have a Special Polar Express Storytime week of December 18th Start Time: 11:30 AM Join us for Pre-school storytime including books, songs and fingerplays tailored for children ages 3, 4, & 5. Free tickets will be distributed 20 minutes prior to storytime in the Youth Services area. Library: Southeast Regional Location: The Dig

INFANT LAPSIT Date: Every Wednesday starting 9/5/2012 through 12/12/12. No Lapsit November 21st, December 19th, December 26th Start Time: 10:30 AM End Time: 10:55 AM Description: Infant Lapsit is a special storytime designed to encourage development of language and motor skills by incorporating stories with simple songs, rhymes, movement activities and fingerplays. For infants ages 0-12 months with one parent or caregiver. No registration is required, however attendance is limited to 20 per session. To provide quality one-on-one bonding time, siblings may not attend with the infant and parent. Tickets will be distributed at 10:10 a.m. near The DIG. Library: Southeast Regional Location: The Dig PAWS TO READ Event Type: Children Date: 2nd Saturday of each month Start Time: 10:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM Description: Paws to Read pairs Delta-registered therapy animals and their handlers with young readers. Warm, brown eyes and happy grins make all the difference to children's reading experiences resulting in an increase in reading levels and word recognition, and a higher desire to read and write. The animals listen and don't tease, laugh, or judge the children. Plus, the animals love to be read to! Library: Southeast Regional Location: In the Library, Please Check @ Information Desk Registration required at www.mcldaz.org. Registration is limited to 16 children for a 15 minute time slot with a therapy animal. Time slot and which animal the child will read to will be on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the program.

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TODDLER STORY TIME Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday starting 9/4/2012 through 12/13/12. No Story Time during week of November 20th No storytime during week of December 17th or December 24th; we will have aSpecial Polar Express Storytime week of December 18th Start Time: 10:30 AM Description: Meet in 'The Dig,' for a fun storytime for toddlers up to age 3, including stories, fingerplays and songs. Learn letters, sounds and have fun with music and movement activities! Seating is limited to 75. Free tickets are needed and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available in the Youth Services area 20 minutes before storytime begins. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during storytime. Families only; no tickets will be issued to daycare or preschool groups. Thank you. Library: Southeast Regional Location: The Dig

Children Programs @ Southeast Regional Library MAGIC TREEHOUSE BOOKCLUB AT SOUTHEAST! Date: 11/13/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PM End Time: 4:45 PM Description: For ages 7-9. Each month, October through December, read the selected book before the club meets and come ready to talk about the book and make a fun craft! This month we are reading "Thanksgiving on Thursday". Online registration for each month's meeting is required. Library: Southeast Regional Location: The Dig

Registering NOW!

MAGIC TREEHOUSE BOOKCLUB AT SOUTHEAST! Date: 12/11/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PM End Time: 4:45 PM Description: For ages 7-9. Each month, October through December, read the selected book before the club meets and come ready to talk about the book and make a fun craft! This month we are reading "Christmas in Camelot". Online registration for each month's meeting is required. Library: Southeast Regional Location: The Dig

Thanksgiving Crafts at Southeast Date: 11/14/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PM End Time: 4:30 PM

Teen Programs HUNGER GAMES REAPING BALL FOR TEENS AT SOUTHEAST! Date: 10/30/2012 Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM Description: HUNGER GAMES REAPING BALL for Teens at Southeast! Tributes! Join us in your favorite Hunger Games attire for a fun evening of trivia, games, crafts, snacks, music and dancing! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes! Teens only - ages 13-18. No registration required. MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR! Library: Southeast Regional Location: Assembly Room

Adult Programs @ Southeast Regional Library

Description: Kids, ages 5 - 9, join us for simple and maybe even tasty "hands on" Thanksgiving crafts. Registration required online at www.mcldaz.org Library: Southeast Regional Location: The Dig

POLAR EXPRESS STORYTIME AT SOUTHEAST! Event Type: Story Time Date: 12/18/2012 Start Time: 11:30 AM End Time: 12:00 PM Description:

ABCDs OF MEDICARE Date: 12/12/2012 Start Time: 7:00 PM End Time: 8:30 PM Description: As you prepare to sign up for Medicare, come & listen to an AARP representative. Are you in Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage? With either of these you most likely have coverage for Parts A, B, and D. Come & learn how these 3 parts work in each of these 2 options. Registration required online at www.mcldaz.org Library: Southeast Regional Location: Conference Room A

Join us for a special holiday reading of Chris Van Allsburg's, Polar Express! All Aboard for an exciting storytime full of surprises! All ages welcome, but best suited for children ages 3 and up. Free tickets will be available on a first come, first-served basis, 20 minutes before storytime in the YS area. Library: Southeast Regional Location: The Dig

DECK THE HALLS WITH BOOKS! Event Type: Adult Date: 12/5/2012 Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 8:00 PM Description: Create a festive holiday decoration for your home or to give as a gift! We will be making unique decorations for the holiday season using recycled book pages. This craft is open for parents and children ages 8 and up; each registered adult may bring one child to the program. Registration required at www.mcldaz.org. Library: Southeast Regional Location: Assembly Room

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Book Discussions Groups For Adults

EVALUATING GENEALOGICAL EVIDENCE

LITERARY BOOK GROUP

Date: 11/7/2012 Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 11:30 AM

Event Type: Book Discussion Start Time: 10:30 AM

Description: Genealogists use a variety of resources to gather information about an individual. How can we be sure we are drawing reasonable conclusions from those resources? This presentation will demonstrate, with examples how to analyze and evaluate a resource and how to look at the content of the resource.

Description: Join us each month for a lively discussion of titles by debut authors. We meet the 2nd Monday* of each month at 10:30 am. *No Meeting on 11/12/12, but will meet on 11/13/12 instead Library: Southeast Regional Location: Staff Conference Room

Registration required online at www.mcldaz.org Library: Southeast Regional Location: Staff Conference Room

GENEALOGY RESEARCH USING CHURCH & CIVIC VITAL RECORDS Date: 12/6/2012 Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 12:00 PM

BOOKENDS: ADULT FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Event Type: Book Discussion Start Time: 10:30 AM Description: Adults of all ages read and discuss fiction titles the third Tuesday of each month.

Description:

Library: Southeast Regional Location: Staff Conference Room

Learn how different record systems can provide information about family history.

NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB

Registration required online at www.mcldaz.org Library: Southeast Regional Location: Staff Conference Room KNIT 2GETHER Date: 2nd Thursday of each month, starting August 9th Start Time: 10:30am End Time: 11:30am Description: Meet, mingle, & yak about yarn with other local fiber enthusiasts! Come to the Knit 2gether group and have fun trading and sharing patterns, techniques, and tips while creating and sharing all types of needlework projects. All skill levels are welcome.

Event Type: Book Discussion Start Time: 3:00 PM Description: Join us each month for a lively discussion of a non-fiction selection. We will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm, for two hours. Library: Southeast Regional Location: Staff Conference Room

GENRE BOOK DISCUSSION Event Type: Book Discussion Start Time: 3:00 PM

Library: Southeast Regional

Description:

Location: Staff Conference Room

On the fourth Wednesday* of each month participants will bring a book they enjoyed that fits the month's genre theme. Genre is defined as a category of literary composition in relation to its content, tone, and technique used. *No meeting in December

SOCIAL SECURITY AND YOU Date: 11/14/2012 Start Time: 7:00 PM End Time: 8:30 PM Description: As you prepare to sign up for Social Security, come & listen to an AARP representative; you will hear an informative, unbiased opinion. Get your facts straight before you decide which way to go. Registration required online at www.mcldaz.org Library: Southeast Regional Location: Conference Room B

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Library: Southeast Regional


Parks and Recreation Holiday 2012