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SUMMER 2019

E D I U G N O I T A E RECR MAY • JUNE • JULY

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


Gilbert Parks & Recreation IN THIS ISSUE General Information

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

Recreation Classes & Programs

Adaptive Recreation Summer Break Specialty Camps Parent/Tot Classes Early Childhood Classes Youth/Teen Classes Youth Sports Coalitions Information Youth & Adult Sports Adult Classes Gilbert Senior Center Programs Riparian Preserve Programs

Library Services & Programs

Perry Library Southeast Regional Library

Library, Parks, Pools & Preserve Facility Information

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On the cover: Frankie Lang enjoys some outdoor play time in the Kiddy Korner at Freestone Recreation Center. Kiddy Korner is the perfect place for kids age 18m-7yrs to hang out while parents use the facility. Photo taken by: Jennifer Litwiller

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

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

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Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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General Registration Information Summer Registration: Friends of the Foundation Members: Monday, April 22nd Gilbert Resident Registration: Tuesday, April 23rd Non-Resident Registration: Thursday, April 25th Fall Recreation Guide Online: Friday, July 12th

How To Register Class Policies, Cancelation & Refund Information

Online Registration Begins 4/23/19 for Residents

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

GilbertRecreation.com

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

Walk-In Registration Begins 4/23/19 for Residents

Feel free to visit any of these locations during typical business hours to register in person: Freestone Recreation Center Gilbert Community Center Gilbert Parks & Recreation Offices McQueen Park Activity Center

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

Mail-In Registration Begins 4/23/19 for Residents

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

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

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Recreation Centers F R C

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Program Locations CC CPARK CY DPARK FPARK FRC MPAC MPARK RP SERL

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

130 N. Oak St. 2155 E. Knox Rd. 4536 E. Elliot Rd. 2214 E. Pecos Rd. 1045 E. Juniper Rd. 1141 E. Guadalupe Rd. 510 N. Horne St. 490 N. Horne St. 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. 775 N. Greenfield Rd.

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Community & Family Events APRIL 2019

JUNE 2019

WIGGLE WORM ADVENTURES

WIGGLE WORM ADVENTURES

EARTH DAY

STORYTIME ADVENTURES WITH BEAR

DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES-JIM BACHMANN BAND

DIVE-IN MOVIES - MOANA

MOVIE IN THE PARK-SMALL FOOT

DIVE-IN MOVIES - ZOOTOPIA

Every Friday │ 9-11am 5 Years & Under │ $1.50 Res/$2 Non-Res McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294 April 17 │ 10am-12pm All Ages │ FREE McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294 April 25 │ 6:30-8:30pm All Ages │ FREE Water Tower Plaza │ 480-503-6200

April 26│ 7:15pm All Ages │ FREE Gilbert Community Center │ 480-503-6290

MAY 2019

Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday │ 9-11am 5 Years & Under │ $1.50 Res/$2 Non-Res McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294 June 14 │ 10 & 10:30am Seating All Ages │ FREE McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294 June 14 │ 7pm All Ages │ FREE WIlliams Field Pool │ 480-503-6226 June 28 │ 7pm All Ages │ FREE WIlliams Field Pool │ 480-503-6226

JULY 2019

WIGGLE WORM ADVENTURES

WIGGLE WORM ADVENTURES

DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES- NEW WAVE ORDER

SUPERHEROES IN TRAINING PARTY

STORYTIME ADVENTURES WITH BEAR

STORYTIME ADVENTURES WITH BEAR

MOVIE IN THE PARK-MARY POPPINS RETURNS

DIVE-IN MOVIES - COCO

Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday │ 9-11am 5 Years & Under │ $1.50 Res/$2 Non-Res McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294 May 9 │ 6:30-8:30pm All Ages │ FREE Water Tower Plaza │ 480-503-6200

May 10 │ 10 & 10:30am Seating All Ages │ FREE McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294 May 10 │ 7pm All Ages │ FREE Gilbert Community Center │ 480-503-6290

DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES-CLIFFSIDE PUSH May 23 │ 6:30-8:30pm All Ages │ FREE Water Tower Plaza │ 480-503-6200

Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday │ 9-11am 5 Years & Under │ $1.50 Res/$2 Non-Res McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294 July 10 │ 12-1pm 6 & Under │ $5 McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294 July 12 │ 10 & 10:30am Seating All Ages │ FREE McQueen Park Activity Center │ 480-503-6294 July 19 │ 7pm All Ages │ FREE WIlliams Field Pool │ 480-503-6226


Adaptive Recreation & Events DANCE AND TUMBLE

Adaptive dance & tumble provides exercise and social opportunities for your athlete. In this class we will have fun exploring movement concepts, developing dance skills, strengthening the body and brain and interacting with others. We will also proceed around an obstacle course focusing on basic tumble skills. Listening skills, social interaction, and building friendships are also a part of this class. 14+ YEARS 15979 T 5/28-7/23 4:30-5:30pm CC $45/ $5 per week Instructor: Jenn Myers

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. Participants should be able to follow simple directions. You must register for this class, drop-in not allowed for this class. 14+ YEARS 15980 T 6/4-7/23 4:30-5:30pm CC $30 Instructor: Susan Miller *No Class 6/25 & 7/2

RECREATION BOWLING

ADAPTIVE RECREATION OVERVIEW

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

AR Classes ADAPTIVE SUMMER STEM CAMP

Join Kids Connect for our Summer S.T.E.M. camp! Keep your child engaged in learning over break with hands-on activities that include science, engineering and art which are taught by 2 experienced special educators. Our camp will provide more than supervision and incorporate a schedule that teaches social skills, sensory regulation, behavior management and teamwork, along with themed activities. Low teacher to student ratio is a priority. Space will be limited. Check out our flexible option to pay per day! 5-11 YEARS 15989 M-F 7/8-7/12 9am-12pm MPAC $150 16030 M-F 7/15-7/19 9am-12pm MPAC $150 16395 Flexible Per Day Option MPAC $35 Instructor: Kids Connect Staff

Individuals with special needs 8 years and older are encouraged to join in the fun of bowling. Taking part in this sport provides individuals the chance to develop physical fitness, self-confidence and build strong relationships. Those needing extra supervision must provide his/her own aide. Register in advance to guarantee your bowling lane. Practices will be held at Bowlero 1160 S. Gilbert Rd. Register early space is limited! All bowlers must register or RSVP to guarantee space no exceptions! 8+ YEARS 15982 TH 6/6-7/25* 4:30-5:30pm Bowlero $42/$6per week Instructor: Gilbert Staff *No Class 7/4

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADAPTIVE STUDIES

Have fun learning the fundamental movements of Sanchin-Ryu. Benefits include: enhanced balance and coordination, improved motor skills, enhanced communication skills and useful self-defense techniques. Students study in a fun, high-energy, non-competitive environment. Participants must be able to follow simple directions. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. 10+ YEARS 15987 T 5/28-7/23 4:30-5:30pm CC $45 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Staff

ZUMBA

This is a slower paced cardio workout designed for beginners and those with physical limitations. Easy to follow dance steps are set to unique Latin dance music to help maximize caloric output with fun, fat burning movements. This class increases skills in coordination, balance, discipline, memory, and movement. 12+ YEARS 15986 M 6/3-7/22 5-6pm CC $40/$5per week Instructor: Michelle Dulansky

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Adaptive Recreation & Events AR Events

JULY

SPLASHING AND DANCING‌AGAIN

This special dance is designed specifically for teens and adults with special needs. Join your friends and family in a fun evening of swimming and dancing. Light refreshments will be served. The pool will be closed to the public and lifeguards will be on duty for this special event. This event will be held at the Mesquite Aquatic Center, 100 W. Mesquite Street. 12+ YEARS 15983 F 7/19 6:30-8:30pm CC $5

LUNCH AND THE LION KING MOVIE

Come see The Lion King and grab some lunch with friends! We will be going to Flix Brew House, where we can enjoy the movie with some delicious food! Please bring an additional $15-$20 for food or snacks and sit back, relax and enjoy! Transportation is provided and is limited to 20 passengers. Registration is required to receive group pricing. 14+ YEARS 15981 F 7/26 TBD CC $9

MAY

LUAU PROM

Grab your grass skirt or Hawaiian shirt and Hula your way on down to the Gilbert Community Center for this year’s prom! We will have plenty of dancing, yummy Hawaiian food, and pictures! Grab a friend and live the island mentality for the night! 14+ YEARS 15384 F 5/17 6-9pm CC $5

JAKES UNLIMITED

Join us at Jakes Unlimited for unlimited day of fun! We will spend the day enjoying the unlimited Buffett, including pizza, pasta, salads and more, playing unlimited video games, laser tag and rides, playing a game of regular and mini bowling, and on top of that you will receive a $10 game card for ticket redemption games! Transportation is provided and is limited to 20 passengers. Registration is required to receive group pricing. 14+ YEARS 15393 F 5/24 10:45am-4:15pm CC $40

JUNE

SPLASHING AND DANCING

This special dance is designed specifically for teens and adults with special needs. Join your friends and family in a fun evening of swimming and dancing. Light refreshments will be served. The pool will be closed to the public and lifeguards will be on duty for this special event. This event will be held at the Mesquite Aquatic Center, 100 W. Mesquite Street. 12+ YEARS 15285 F 6/21 6:30-8:30pm CC $5

LUNCH AND TOY STORY 4

Come see Toy Story 4 and grab some lunch with friends! We will be going to Flix Brew House, where we can enjoy the movie with some delicious food! Please bring an additional $15-$20 for food or snacks and sit back, relax and enjoy! Transportation is provided and is limited to 20 passengers. Registration is required to receive group pricing. 14+ YEARS 15394 F 6/28 TBD CC $9

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AUGUST BEARIZONA

Come explore the great outdoors and see some amazing animals at Bearizona! We will spend the day at the park driving through bears, wolves, bison and more and then enjoy the petting zoo area, a birds of prey show and more! We will enjoy lunch at the Bearizona Grill so please bring an additional 15-20 dollars for food. Transportation is provided and is limited to 24 passengers. Registration is required to receive group pricing. 14+ YEARS 15988 SAT 8/17 7am-7pm CC $25

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL NIGHT

Join us once a month as we get together for a social hour with friends! We will play bingo, sing karaoke, play games, and more as we spend some time getting to know each other. The Town of Gilbert will no longer be providing snacks for social nights, please contact the Community Center at 480-5036290 if you would like to donate a snack. FREE!! Registration is appreciated. 12+YEARS 15279 W 5/15 5:30-6:30pm CC BINGO 15283 W 6/12 5:30-6:30pm CC KARAOKE 15984 W 7/17 5:30-6:30pm CC BINGO 15985 W 8/14 5:30-6:30pm CC KARAOKE

SOCIAL SATURDAYS

Does your child want to meet new friends? If so, Kids Connect will be hosting monthly play dates. Take time for you, while your child is in a safe environment with trained staff. We will facilitate social interactions and engage in sensory play. Kids can expect to play group games, build upon their communication skills and learn how to build new friendships. Please bring water and a snack. 5-11 YEARS 16811 SAT 5/4 10am-12pm MPAC $25 16812 SAT 6/1 10am-12pm MPAC $25 16813 SAT 7/6 10am-12pm MPAC $25 Instructor: Kids Connect Staff

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Summer Break Specialty Camps Early Childhood Camps FAIRYTALE PRINCESS DANCE CAMP

Your child will be enchanted by visits from the Fairytale Princesses each day as they dance along to their favorite songs. Curriculum includes ballet, tap and jazz at a professional dance studio. Princess costumes are provided or wear your own! Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 3-7 YEARS 16031 M-W 6/3-6/5 10am-12pm DSD $65 Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff

MORALS & MANNERS

Manners, values, self-respect, leadership, honesty, courage, responsibility, charm and etiquette are all learned behaviors that we cannot take for granted children are learning. Basic lessons in table manners, social skills, personal grooming, honesty, friendship and more. This camp will build esteem and provide the valuable social skills that train your child to be a young ladies and gentlemen. A one-time material fee of $8 will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 4-7 YEARS 16032 M-F 6/10-6/14 9-10am MPAC $69 Instructor: Arizona Academy of Charm Staff

PEE WEE SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP

Summer is a time for fun and exciting adventures. We’ll get your lil one movin’, groovin’ and grinnin’ in a safe, fun, nurturing environment. Drop off your pee wee to participate in a gamut of activities; learning centers, music, movement, arts & crafts, games, cooking and much more! Campers will experience socialization, purposeful play and teamwork to improve their cognitive, emotional and physical wellbeing. Unique weekly themes are incorporated to keep the campers engaged and create the atmosphere of fun learning. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of camp. 3-5 YEARS Session 1: Knights & Princesses Royal Fun 16189 M/W/F 5/29-6/14 9:15am-12:15pm MPAC $130 Session 2: Backyard Bugs & Exploration 16190 M/W/F 6/17-7/5 9:15am-12:15pm MPAC $145 Session 3: Superhero Adventures 16191 M/W/F 7/8-7/26 9:15am-12:15pm MPAC $145 Instructor: TBA

SPORTBALL CAMPS

Sportball utilizes developmentally appropriate techniques to enhance motor skills, social skills and sport strategy. In order to develop each child’s independence, confidence and teamwork skills, we respectfully request parents remain outside of the classroom. If there is anxiety, coaches will work with parent and child in class to reach a level of comfort. All coaches are professionally trained and must pass a rigorous Sportball certification process. Sportball provides all equipment.

SPORTBALL INDOOR SOCCER CLINIC

This soccer program will allow your child to Refine, Repeat and Rehearse skills indoors during the off-season. This week-long program offers fitness, skills & scrimmage in a fun, high energy environment. Skill levels range from “thinks soccer ball is a chair” to Pelé. Children are challenged and progressed at their individual skill level. Skills include dribbling, passing, shooting, positional play, footwork, goal tending, teamwork, throw-ins and kicking techniques. Coaches are trained soccer athletes who have a passion for sharing their love of soccer. This camp will take place in the field house at Cactus Yards. 3 ½-5 YEARS 16034 M-F 6/3-6/7 9:15-10am CY $75 16035 M-F 6/17-6/21 9:15-10am CY $75 16036 M-F 7/8-7/12 8:30-10am CY $120 16037 M-F 7/15-7/19 8:30-10am CY $120

SPORTBALL INDOOR T-BALL CLINIC

This t-ball program will allow your child to Refine, Repeat and Rehearse skills indoors during the off-season. This week-long program offers fitness, skills & scrimmage in a fun, high energy environment. Skill levels range from “thinks bat is a microphone” to Babe Ruth. Children are challenged and progressed at their individual skill level. Skills include throwing, catching, correct batting form, running bases, fielding and positional play. Coaches are trained athletes who have a passion for sharing their love of baseball. Please bring a glove. This camp will take place in the field house at Cactus Yards. 4-6 YEARS 16038 M-F 6/3-6/7 8:30-9:15am CY $75 16039 M-F 6/17-6/21 8:30-9:15am CY $75 16040 M-F 7/8-7/12 8:30-10am CY $120 16041 M-F 7/15-7/19 8:30-10am CY $120

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Summer Break Specialty Camps SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP

Calling all recruits to join our Superhero Training Camp! Dust off those costumes and come dressed as your favorite character (optional). You’ll have a marvelous time making super power props, creating your very own superhero, completing rescue missions and playing awesome superhero games…POW! Test the limits of your superhero strength by completing our superhero’s obstacle course, practicing your superhero pose and choose your very own superhero name! All campers will earn a Superhero Training Certificate! Join us for this action packed adventure…KAPOW! 3-5 YEARS 16192 M/W/F 6/10-6/28 12:45-1:45pm MPAC $53 Instructor: TBA

TINY TYKES SOCCER CAMP

TinyTykes is an exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills while focusing on motor skill development, balance and coordination. 3-5 YEARS 16099 T-SAT 5/28-6/1 8-9am CY $90 Instructor: Challenger International Staff

Youth Camps ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER CODING & ROBOTICS CAMP

Explore the fascinating world of robotics. Code robots to carry out a variety of tasks like fetching items, playing games, creating music or drawing a masterpiece. Use multiple kinds of robots to solve problems and have fun! 7-12 YEARS 16100 M-F 7/15-7/19 9am-12pm SERL $100 Instructor: AZ Science Center Staff

BONANZA EDUCATIONAL CAMPS

Bonanza Educational, LLC is a family owned and operated extracurricular education program provider that uses LEGO® brand toys to teach kids creativity, communication and collaboration while developing STEM skills.

LEGO® ENGINEERS, ROBOTICS, STEM, & CREATIVITY CAMP

Teach your LEGO bricks new tricks in this exciting LEGO Engineering and Robotics camp! Build things that move and do things and even think for themselves using a mix of standard LEGO, LEGO Technic parts, and LEGO Mindstorms robotics parts. Camp will challenge students to develop teamwork, communication, and problemsolving skills while they learn STEM concepts and work to solve challenges with creative solutions. Students should bring a water bottle and a small snack and leave their own LEGOS at home. All other supplies are provided. There are no take-home projects. 7-13 YEARS 16102 M-TH 6/17-6/20 8:30am-12pm SERL $129 16103 M-TH 7/8-7/11 8:30am-12pm SERL $129 Instructor: Bonanza Educational Staff

MINECRAFT MOVIE MAKING & CREATIVITY CAMP

LEGO and Minecraft come together in one exciting camp! Start off by building LEGO creations inspired by your favorite Minecraft adventures and characters and then bring them to life with Stop Motion Animation to make your own short LEGO Movies! Camp will challenge students to develop teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills while they learn STEM concepts and show off their creativity. Stop Motion Animation lessons are taught using Apple iPads and on apps you can download at home, so the fun can continue after camp is over. Students should bring a water bottle and a small snack and leave their own LEGOS and iPads at home. All other supplies are provided. Animation projects and movies may be made available for parents after camp, but otherwise there are no take-home projects. 6-13 YEARS 16105 M-TH 6/10-6/13 8:30am-12pm SERL $129 16104 M-TH 6/24-6/27 8:30am-12pm SERL $129 Instructor: Bonanza Educational Staff

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Summer Break Specialty Camps DIY CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP

This DIY workshop will get you tinkering in no time. Rough, rugged craft projects that are even “boy approved”! Create awesomeness that you can showoff to your friends; pool noodle nunchucks, mini marble maze, marshmallow shooter, posable wire mummy and survival bracelet! Designed for both boys and girls. 7-10 YEARS 16193 W 6/5-6/26 2:30-3:30pm MPAC $32 9-14 YEARS 16194 W 6/5-6/26 3:45-4:45pm MPAC $32 Instructor: Jordin Sanchez

ENRICHMENT CAMPS

Turn the page to a new and exciting chapter of your child’s learning by enrolling them in one of our summer enrichment camps. They’ll have an opportunity to brush up on math and language arts skills, meet new friends and have some good, ole fashion, summer fun! Start the new school year off right with a readiness for success!

KINDERBRIDGES ENRICHMENT CAMP

CHALLENGER INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CAMP

This camp will provide a number of new elements in the curriculum that will reflect the global nature of soccer today. Challenger Sports has taken the best coaching methodologies & practices from the UK, Brazil, Spain and more to give your child the best experience on and off the field. 6-14 YEARS 16106 T-SAT 5/28-6/1 8-11am CY $140 Instructor: Challenger Sports Staff

CHARACTER, CHARM, ETIQUETTE & LEADERSHIP CAMP

Charm and etiquette, character, leadership, poise, social skills, manners, values, self-respect, are all behaviors important to healthy social and emotional growth. Your child is instructed in behaviors that demonstrate these values along with specific lessons in table manners, social skills, telephone etiquette and more. This course will build esteem and provide an advantage in valuable social skills. A one-time material fee of $8 will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 8-14 YEARS 16107 M-F 6/10-6/14 9-11am MPAC $79 Instructor: Arizona Academy of Charm Staff

Transitioning from kindergarten to first grade can be an intimidating experience for some children. Kinderbridges will help your child transition successfully by continuing to refine their phonics, reading, writing and math skills in a positive, nurturing environment. This camp wouldn’t be complete without adding in FUN hands-on science, arts & craft and games to round out their camp experience! Kinderbridges will allow your child more time to grow and give them the confidence to succeed before returning to school! Weekly themes will keep our campers engaged and create the atmosphere of fun learning. 5-7 YEARS 16195 M/W 6/17-7/17* 11:15am-12:30pm MPAC $55 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/1 & 7/3

PRIMARY CONNECTIONS ENRICHMENT CAMP

This enrichment camp is designed for those trying to catch up or even get ahead of the curve entering 2nd grade. It’s got just the right mix of reading, writing and math combined with science, games and arts & crafts to strike just the right balance of work and play. We’re dedicated to building confidence, improving motivation and refining concepts of shape, space, time, colors and numbers. We’ll practice these skills to help use them with ease. Weekly themes will keep our campers engaged and create the atmosphere of fun learning. 6-8 YEARS 16196 M/W 6/17-7/17* 12:45-2pm MPAC $55 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/1 & 7/3

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Summer Break Specialty Camps GLITTER, SPARKLE & SHINE!

This camp is for all the little divas that like to glitter, sparkle and shine! Come make shabby chic scrapbook clipboards, gumball machine, homemade bath bomb, unicorn dreamcatcher and other fabulous crafts to take home. Great opportunity to personalize a few gifts for your friends and family or keep it all to yourself! Supplies included in course fee. 5-8 YEARS 16197 TH 6/6-6/27 12-1pm MPAC $32 Instructor: Jordin Sanchez

GOLF 3-DAY SUMMER BREAK CAMP (LEVEL I)

Coach Mike Arrigoni, PGA Professional will provide instruction, perfect for both the true beginner and newly intermediate level junior golfer. They will develop a proper pre-shot routine and jump right into making full swings and hitting golf balls. Chipping, pitching, putting and driver swing will follow. They will learn proper practice habits and finish ready to tackle the golf course. Rules, etiquette and golf course management will be taught accordingly. Advancement to the Golf Better Junior Series (Level II) will be determined by Coach Mike. Class limited to 10 players. Participants will be broken into groups according to age and skill level the first day of camp. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 4-17 YEARS 16108 T-TH 5/28-5/30 9-10am WS $125 16109 T-TH 6/11-6/13 9-10am WS $125 16110 T-TH 6/18-6/20 9-10am WS $125 16111 T-TH 6/25-6/27 9-10am WS $125 16112 T-TH 7/9-7/11 9-10am WS $125 16113 T-TH 7/16-7/18 9-10am WS $125 16114 T-TH 7/23-7/25 9-10am WS $125 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

PINNER’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

It’s time to stop pinning and start creating! In this interesting class, you’ll have time to create those treasures you’re always talking about. We’ll make shabby chic scrapbook clipboards, gumball machine, homemade bath bomb, macrame garland and other fabulous crafts to take home. Great opportunity to personalize a few gifts for your friends and family or keep it all to yourself! Supplies included in course fee. 9-13 YEARS 16198 TH 6/6-6/27 1:15-2:15pm MPAC $32 Instructor: Jordin Sanchez

SUMMER BREAK KIDZ KAMP

For a camp description, pricing and more information, please see pg 17.

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MOVIES BY KIDS CAMPS

MOVIES BY KIDS is a creative program designed for teaching young students the exciting process of movie making and animation. All student films will be made available for download online approximately 2-4 weeks after each camp has ended. Movies By Kids Staff supervised lunch from 12-1pm for students taking both morning and afternoon camps. All camps are staffed by Movies By Kids.

HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS

Are you a fan of Special Effects in movies? Well, you’re in the right place. In this exciting camp, we will teach your kids all about “Movie Magic” and how to create Hollywood special effects right in your camera phone or iPod. Each day, they will learn a new special effect using iPods, and then they will create a special effects sequence utilizing everything they have learned. Special effects used include: Forced Perspective, “Green Screen” technology, CGI, making characters appear and disappear, etc.! Be a part of movie history! A $20 supply fee will be collected on the first day camp. 7-13 YEARS 16116 M-F 6/17-6/21 9am-12pm SERL $139 16117 M-F 7/15-7/19 9am-12pm SERL $139

LEGO STAR WARS

Take your imagination to a galaxy far, far away and make a movie in this exciting Lego camp. We’ll supply the Legos, you bring in your own Star Wars Lego mini-figure to cast in your very own Star Wars themed movie! The ideas will be yours, the sets will be built by you, and you will operate the iPods (Provided) to bring your masterpiece to the big screen. Whether it’s a re-creation of your favorite Star Wars movie or a unique adventure in another galaxy, this camp is the ultimate chance to bring your Star Wars Lego masterpiece to life using the art of Stop-Motion-Animation! All student films will be available to view and download online. A $15 supply fee will be collected on the first day camp. 6-12 YEARS 16118 M-F 6/10-6/14 1-4pm SERL $139 16119 M-F 6/24-6/28 1-4pm SERL $139

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Summer Break Specialty Camps MINECRAFT CLAYMATION WORLD

Do you love Minecraft? Do you like animated movies like “Box Trolls” & “Shaun the Sheep”? Join this exciting camp where kids will bring their own MINECRAFT ideas to life with stop-motion animation! The process starts with building the character with blocks of clay to give them that “Minecraft” look. Then details are applied until the character is ready for the camera. Students will then utilize provided iPods to create their own Minecraft CLAYMATION movie! The kids become the voices for all the characters, and choose theme music for their film. Create monsters, creepers, ender men, or your own personal hero to tackle the incredible environment that you create. All student films will be available to view and download online! A $20 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 6-12 YEARS 16129 M-F 7/15-7/19 1-4pm SERL $139

MINECRAFT MOVIE MAKING LEGO SUPER HEROES

Super hero movies are bigger than ever! Legos are even bigger! Join Movies By Kids in this “Hollywood-style” movie camp where students will create and animate their own Lego super hero movies using the art of stop-motion animation. Students will write and create the stories, film the movie using iPods (provided), and become the voices for all the characters in their movie. By the end of camp, you will have created your own animated Lego superhero short film. All movies will be available to view and download online! A $15 supply fee will be collected on the first day camp. 6-12 YEARS 16120 M-F 6/17-6/21 1-4pm SERL $139 16121 M-F 7/8-7/12 1-4pm SERL $139

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

Movies By Kids is ready to make a movie where you’re the writer, director, and star! This camp begins with creating an idea for a movie. Students will then learn how to write and storyboard that idea, organize all props, secure needed costumes, and venture out to scout for the perfect location. Once complete...Filming begins! All projects will be professionally edited and available to download online! Experience the thrill of filmmaking from the first call of “Action!” to “That’s a wrap!” If you want to have fun and learn how to make movies, this summer camp is for you! A $20 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 7-13 YEARS 16122 M-F 6/10-6/14 9am-12pm SERL $139 16128 M-F 6/24-6/28 9am-12pm SERL $139

Do you love Minecraft? Join Movies By Kids in this exciting camp where kids will design a Minecraft world using Lego blocks, create their own crazy Minecraft Lego characters. Finally, students will utilize iPods (provided) to create their own Minecraft movie and become the voices for all the characters. Create monsters, creepers or your own personal hero to tackle the incredible environment that you create. All student films will be made available for viewing & downloading online! A $15 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 6-12 YEARS 16124 M-F 6/3-6/7 9am-12pm SERL $139

MARVELS VS. DC WITH LEGOS

Do you like Captain America, Black Widow, Spiderman, and Hulk? or do you prefer Superman, Batman, Flash, or Wonder Woman? Well, we have all of those LEGO characters & more! Join Movies By Kids in this classic mash-up class where students will create and animate their own superhero movies using the art of stop-motion animation. The class starts with creating an idea involving Marvel or DC heroes or super villains. Students will then create the stories, film the movie, and become the voices for all the characters. By the end of class, you will have created your own animated superhero movie as well as answer the question of which universe is better - Marvel or DC. All movies will be available to view and download. A $15 supply fee will be collected on the first day camp. 6-12 YEARS 16123 M-F 7/8-7/12 9am-12pm SERL $139

STAR WARS: CLAYMATION GALAXY

Are you fascinated by the story & characters of the Star Wars movies? In this creative camp, students will get to design and build their own unique aliens, Jedi Knights, Sith lords, or anything their imagination can think of. Once the characters are complete, Students will utilize iPods (provided) to bring their masterpieces to life using the art of stop-motion-animation. After the filming is complete, they will choose their music and supply the voice-over for the characters in their movie. All projects will be available to view and download online. A $20 supply fee will be collected on the first day camp. 7-13 YEARS 16126 M-F 6/3-6/7 1-4pm SERL $139

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Summer Break Specialty Camps LEGO ROBOTICS USING EV3

Build and program robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 or NXT system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun. 8-14 YEARS 16181 M-F 7/1-7/5* 1-4pm SERL $160 *No class 7/4

INTRO TO STEM PLAY-WELL TECHNOLOGIES

Play-Well TEKnologies was founded by Tim Bowen in 1997. Introduced to the LEGO® building system in 1996 and recognizing it to be both a popular play medium and a tremendous learning medium, Tim began to develop projects which drew on his professional experience and combined the elements of fun, challenge, and learning. He began operating a summer camp program in 1997, followed by after school enrichment classes in 1998. With steady growth of the company, project development is now undertaken by a staff of instructors bent on constantly improving the programs. We do this in the context of fun-filled engineering and architectural projects, activities that both the children and the instructors enjoy! All camps are taught by Play-Well instructors.

HARRY POTTER CAMP

Explore the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Find Platform 9 ¾, build Hogwarts Express Train, work cooperatively to construct the mysterious Hogwarts Castle, and soar on the wings of a Hungarian Horntail Dragon. Travel to a world of wizardry and hone your magical skills while learning about Muggle (STEM) concepts. 5-7 YEARS 16130 T-F 5/28-5/31 9am-12pm SERL $160

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course. 5-7 YEARS 16208 M-F 7/15-7/19 9am-12pm MPAC $190

STEM FUNDAMENTALS

Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Gear Cars, Castles, Airplanes, and Scissor Lifts. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course. 8-12 YEARS 16209 M-F 7/15-7/19 1-4pm MPAC $190

HARRY POTTER MASTER CAMP

Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Build Diagon Alley in preparation for your trip to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hop on your Broomstick and play Quidditch, duel the evil Lord Voldemort, and hone your magical skills while learning about advanced Muggle (STEM) concepts. 8-12 YEARS 16131 T-F 5/28-5/31 1-4pm SERL $160

LEGO ROBOTICS USING LEGO WeDo

Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo® system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs. 5-7 YEARS 16132 M-F 7/1-7/5* 9am-12pm SERL $160 *No class 7/4

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Summer Break Specialty Camps RIPARIAN PRESERVE SUMMER CAMP SERIES

Each session features an early outdoor hike/activity followed by indoor activities, crafts and educational sessions. Kids should bring a water bottle and snack and should also wear appropriate shoes for outdoor activities.

OUR PLANTS GREEN MACHINES AND THEIR BUDDIES

Learn about plant adaptation, photosynthesis, insects and more. 6-11 YEARS 16454 T-F 5/28-5/31 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL $60

DESERT SURVIVAL

Have fun learning camping and survival skills in the desert. 6-11 YEARS 16456 M-F 6/3-6/7 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

$75

OVER AND UNDER

JUNIOR RANGER CAMPS

Junior Rangers help to preserve and protect our parks, playgrounds and trails. They learn about nature and history, have fun exploring the parks with the Town’s Parks Rangers. Junior Rangers continue to protect the environment at home and school utilizing the knowledge and skills they learn throughout this program. Participants will receive a Junior Ranger Badge upon program completion! Topics Junior Rangers will explore include: Park Ranger Duties, Archaeology, Geocaching, Critters/Myth busting, Playground safety/accessibility, Urban fishing. This program will meet at Freestone Park on Monday & Tuesday and at the Riparian Preserve Wednesday – Friday. 6-11 YEARS 16504 M-F 6/24-6/28 8:30-10:30am FPARK/RP $40 16505 M-F 7/15-7/19 8:30-10:30am FPARK/RP $40

Featuring what’s in the sky including birds, planets, the sun as well as habitats under the sky. 6-11 YEARS 16455 M-F 6/10-6/14 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL $75

SCIENCE CAMPS

TIME TRAVELERS

MAD SCIENTIST’S ADVENTURE LAB

Focus on Arizona history, archaeology and paleontology. 6-11 YEARS 16457 M-F 6/17-6/21 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

$75

AMAZING ANIMALS

Discover and learn about animal tracks and the creatures of Arizona. 6-11 YEARS 16451 M-F 6/24-6/28 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL $75

SECRETS OF THE DESERT

All about the desert plants, wildlife, ethnobotany and more. 6-11 YEARS 16452 M-F 7/1-7/5* 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL *No Class 7/4

$60

$75

RIPARIAN ROCKS IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

Learn about geology and all about the Riparian Preserve. 6-11 YEARS 16459 M-F 7/15-7/19 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

$75

NATURE ARTS AND CRAFTS

Have fun with a variety of art and craft projects all week long. 6-11 YEARS 16453 M-F 7/22-7/26 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

Is your child secretly a mad scientist?! In this lab, your kiddo will embark on a series of science adventures! Focus is on inspiring, educating and entertaining your kiddo about the world of science through calculations, measurements and a big ole mess! Each week we’ll erupt with a new project and create a science journal to track our findings. Is your kiddo mad enough for this camp?! 5-8 YEARS 16199 T 5/28-6/18 1-2:15pm MPAC $37 7-10 YEARS 16200 T 5/28-6/18 2:30-3:45pm MPAC $37 10-14 YEARS 16201 TH 5/30-6/20 2:45-4pm MPAC $37 Instructor: Jordin Sanchez

SQUISHY, MESSY, STICKY SCIENCE CAMP

WIND AND WATER

Learn all about wind and the value of water in Arizona. 6-11 YEARS 16458 M-F 7/8-7/12 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

Calling all science enthusiasts! Check out our fun, interactive and educational summer science camps. All camps are hands-on, so be sure to dress for mess!

This is not your average science class! Be prepared to get down and messy! Hands-on experiments will help you learn about elasticity, chemical reactions, electricity and so much more! Each week will produce a new explosion, eruption or ooey, gooey mess! 5-8 YEARS 16202 T 6/25-7/23* 1-2:15pm MPAC $37 7-10 YEARS 16203 T 6/25-7/23* 2:30-3:45pm MPAC $37 10-14 YEARS 16204 TH 6/27-7/25* 2:45-4pm MPAC $37 Instructor: Jordin Sanchez *No class 7/2 & 7/4

$75

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Summer Break Specialty Camps SPANISH 1 SUMMER CAMP

This class is intended for students with no previous or very basic knowledge of the Spanish language. Students will learn the basics of Spanish to be able to have small conversations, while having fun playing, singing, dancing, doing arts & crafts and learning Spanish at the same time! A $3 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 7-12 YEARS 16210 M-F 6/3-6/7 9am-12pm SERL $95 16211 M-F 7/15-7/19 1-4pm SERL $95 Instructor: Mi Escuela Spanish Academy

SUMMER EXPLORATION CAMPS

What better way to escape the heat then creating homemade crafts, experimenting with fun science projects, or cooking up deliscious treats at the Gilbert Community Center. Grab your friends and join for one or many of our exciting themed camps! Each week we will explore a new theme while creating projects, experiments and good that go along with the theme. 7-12 YEARS Renaissance Festival 16531 M-TH 6/3-6/6 1-3pm CC $50 Super Hero Camp 16212 M-TH 6/10-6/13 1-3pm CC $50 Mermaids & Unicorns 16212 M-TH 6/17-6/20 1-3pm CC $50 Wizards Camp 16212 M-TH 6/24-6/27 1-3pm CC $50 Up in Space 16212 M-TH 7/8-7/11 1-3pm CC $50 All About Arizona 16212 M-TH 7/15-7/18 1-3pm CC $50 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

THEATRE CAMP

Students explore theater arts and build confidence and selfesteem while experiencing monologues, auditioning skills, singing, dancing, and choreography and preparing for a live performance on the final day of camp. A $12 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 7-15 YEARS 16212 M-F 6/10-6/21 9-11am MPAC $129 Instructor: Arizona Academy of Charm Staff

TIE DYE WORKSHOPS

Leap into the world of creativity with this super-fast and easy way to make your own tie dyed tees. Learn simple techniques of wrapping, folding and painting with dyes to create awesome fabric art. Dress for mess. Bring a pre-washed, 100% cotton, white t-shirt and have a t-i-e-rrific time! 8-14 YEARS WORKSHOP 1: PATRIOTIC STYLE 16205 F 6/21 1-2pm MPAC $11 WORKSHOP 2: GLITZY GLAM STYLE 16206 F 7/12 1-2pm MPAC $11 WORKSHOP 3: PUNK ROCK STYLE 16207 F 7/19 1-2pm MPAC $11 Instructor: Jordin Sanchez

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YOUTH TECH INC. CAMPS

Youth Tech Inc. is an interactive computer camp that focuses on providing enrichment opportunities to students in the world of computers. With a caring environment at the core of camp values, Youth Tech strives to create a positive learning community that encourages creativity, fun and academic excellence. For more information about Youth Tech Inc. please visit our web site at www.youthtechinc.com. All camps are taught by a Youth Tech Professional.

3D GAME DESIGN CAMP

This class offers and interactive look at the world of 3D Game Design. This awesome 3D video game design course offers the chance for students to create and immerse themselves in a 3D world. If you are looking to design professional 3D games that both look and feel just like the ones you play at home, then you don’t want to miss this course. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 10-17 YEARS 16214 M-TH 7/22-7/25 1-4pm SERL $160

ANIMATION CAMP

In this class students will learn the basics of animation and digital design. Students who enjoy going to various sites to see fun interactive animations will love this course. This class will utilize award winning animation software. Students will create fun interactive animations that they can share with the world! A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 9-17 YEARS 16215 M-TH 7/8-7/11 1-4pm SERL $150

APPLICATION DESIGN CAMP

This class offers students a hands on look at the world of application design and development. This interactive course will instruct students about the design and development of applications. Students will design their own app, which can be shared with friends and family members with an Apple or Android device. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 9-17 YEARS 16216 M-TH 7/15-7/18 1-4pm SERL $145

GAMING AND CODING CAMP

This course will combine two unbelievable experiences for students, gaming and coding. In this course students will spend the morning taking a interactive look at coding building virtual apps to share with friends. The afternoon section, students will be building simple video games combing the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 6-12 YEARS 16217 M-TH 6/24-6/27 9:30am-3pm SERL $225

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Summer Break Specialty Camps iCODE CAMP

THE GAMING ACADEMY CAMP

iGAME CREATORS CAMP

VIDEO GAME DESIGN CAMP

This course offers younger students a fun, interactive look at coding. Students will create virtual apps and write their own programs that they can share with friends and family. This course makes learning to code fun and explores problem solving and programming logic. Students will have access to their accounts so the learning does not end at the door. **Students should be able to read prior to taking this course. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 6-12 YEARS 16218 M-TH 6/24-6/27 9:30am-12pm SERL $110 16396 M-TH 7/15-7/18 9:30am-12pm SERL $110

Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want learn to build simple video games. This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun interactive games. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 6-10 YEARS 16219 M-TH 6/24-6/27 1-3:30pm SERL $110 16220 M-TH 7/29-8/1 9:30am-12pm SERL $110

The gaming academy is an all-day course for students who love games. During this course students will be immersed into the world of 2D and 3D game design. The gaming academy is a combination of our Video Game Design, Advanced Game Design and 3D Game Design courses. The course offers students a variety of hands on experience designing and building their very own games. Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 10-17 YEARS 16222 M-F 7/22-7/25 9am-4pm SERL $305

This course provides students with a fun interactive look at the world of video game design and development. Students enrolled in this camp will learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive video games to share with their friends and family. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 10-17 YEARS 16223 M-TH 6/17-6/20 1-4pm SERL $165 16224 M-TH 7/22-7/25 9am-12pm SERL $165

MOVIE MAKERS CAMP

This hands-on interactive course will instruct students on the world of digital video design and production. Students will film, direct and edit their own digital video creations. Students enrolled in this course amaze their peers with green screen and special effects. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 9-17 YEARS 16221 M-TH 6/17-6/20 9am-12pm SERL $145

ROBLOX STUDIO-PROGRAMMING AND GAME DEVELOPMENT

Calling all ROBLOX users! Join in with millions of gamers and immerse yourself in your own 3D world! ROBLOX Studio is a 3D-based program that uses physics, LUA programming, and individual creativity to build a world around you, and your avatar-unlike any other software. This course will guide students through concepts such as beginner physics, LUA programming, and game development. Students in this course will build and publish their game to share with friends and family! A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of camp. 9-15 YEARS 16225 M-TH 7/8-7/11 9am-12pm SERL $150 16226 M-TH 7/29-8/1 1-4pm SERL $150

Reserve your spot for weeks full of fun!

Freestone Recreation Center Kidz Kamp offers a well-rounded camp program with a variety of activities for your child to have an opportunity to participate in and have a good time. Each weekly session offers a variety of physical activities, games, arts, crafts, music, and science projects. Kidz Kamp is offered in two convenient daily sessions with the option of extending your child’s fun through our Pit-Stop Lunch. Kidz Kamp is for kids age 5-12yrs old.

* Physical activities * Active and sedentary games * Crafts * Educational fun * Rock wall climb (at least once per week)

Kamp offered in one week sessions starting May 28th. AM Session 8am-12pm * PM Session 1pm-5pm * $70 per session per week Pit Stop Lunch Available 12-1pm * $15 per session per week (Lunch is NOT provided, Please send a sack lunch with your child)

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This Summers Weekly Themes: First Responders (May 28-May 31) * Welcome to Suessville (June 24-June 28 Aloha Adventures (June 3-June 7) * Boot Camp (July 1-July 5; no camp on 7/4) Super Heroes (June 10-June 14) * Mystery Week (July 8-July 12) * Full Steam Ahead (July 15-July 19) Pixar Adventures (June 17-June 21) * Greatest Showman (July 22-July 26)

Go online and sign up today! www.GilbertRecreation.com

. . . Where kids go for FUN

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For more information contact

Freestone Recreation Center | 1141 E. Guadalupe Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85284 | 480-503-6202

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Parent/Tot Classes 0-6 Years Parent/Tot Classes are designed to encourage both parent and child participation through instructor led activities. With you by their side, children will experience skills in sharing, listening and following directions. Classes are recommended for the first time participants and those that aren’t quite ready to leave your side. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your child.

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

This class is designed for students to participate in art activities related to each letter of the alphabet. Students will study 2-3 letters each week & do a craft related to the letters. A book and or creative movement maybe implemented if time permits. Dress for a mess & come be creative with us. 2 ½ -4 YEARS 15994 F 5/31-7/26 11-11:45am CC $55 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

Dance/Cheer **BUBBLES & BOWS-PARENT/TOT**

Wiggle, dance, tumble and pop your way into this magical class! You and your child will learn the basics of tap, ballet, tumbling and active movement to surely keep you coming back for more! Silly songs, props and dress up costumes will be incorporated to let your child express their creative side. Now, what class would be complete without a bubble parade? Soft soled dance shoes and tap shoes are recommended for your child but not required. 2-3 ½ YEARS 16060 TH 5/30-7/25* 9-9:45am MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/4

**TWINKLE TOES-PARENT/TOT**

Class is full of imagination and fun allowing you to interact with your child to introduce the fundamentals of dance techniques in ballet, tap and tumbling. Dance is about learning to nurture creative movement, follow directions, become aware of one’s body/surroundings and establish classroom etiquette. Great opportunity to let your little dancer build confidence and self-esteem and take the first step to leaving your side! Soft soled dance shoes and tap shoes are recommended for your child but not required. 2-3 ½ YEARS 16061 SAT 6/1-7/27* 9:30-10:15am MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/6

**MESSY MONSTERS-PARENT/TOT**

Bring your toddler in for a messy art experience designed just for them! Shaving cream, paint and play-dough projects will engage your child’s senses while they have a messy good time. This class will end with group circle time to allow for an interactive experience to help your little one grow and develop through song, chants, play and stories. Come explore the amazing world of art and leave the clean up to us! Dress down for a messy time! 1 ½-3 YEARS 16058 F 5/31-7/26 10:15-11am MPAC $50 Instructor: TBA

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

Dress down cuz you’re gonna get MESSY using slime, paints, play dough, shaving cream and much, much more! Art teaches critical thinking, selfexpression, problem solving, individuality, creativity and self-esteem. Your child will express themselves through finger painting, sponge art and more! Come explore the amazing world of art and leave the clean up to us! Dress down for a messy time! 2-5 YEARS 16059 F 5/31-7/26 9:15-10am MPAC $50 Instructor: TBA

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Enrichment **GREAT START FOR BIG KIDS-PARENT/TOT**

The first day of preschool can be overwhelming. This introductory big kid’s class can help your munchkin transition to a social and learning environment with you right by their side! Great Start provides a social and play based foundation to help achieve those early educational milestones. Together we’ll explore letters, numbers, shapes and colors through math, music, science, crafts and playtime. Each class will unwind with a story or two. Let us be your big kid’s guide to a successful education! 2-3 YEARS 16062 T/TH 5/28-7/25 9-9:45am MPAC $93 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/4

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Parent/Tot Classes 0-6 Years Gymnastics & Movement

Health & Fitness

**BABIES IN MOTION-PARENT/TOT**

**BABY YOGA-PARENT/TOT**

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

**FUNtastic FITNESS-PARENT/TOT**

Little ones will explore by climbing up, down, under and over on child friendly equipment. This class gives your child the opportunity to express themselves through creative play to gain balance, coordination and social interaction. Music and props are incorporated to give your little one a jumping good time! 1-2 YEARS 15996 M 6/3-7/22 9-9:45am CC $42 Instructor: TBA

This class is an extension of the Babies in Motion class but with siblings in mind! Bring your toddler and your infant to this class to explore by climbing up, down, under and over on child friendly equipment. Your toddler will learn to express themselves through creative play to gain balance, coordination and social interaction, and your infant will have a blast watching, learning from and mimicking their older sibling. Music and props are incorporated to give your little one a jumping good time! Only toddler needs to register for class. Sibling must be 12 months or younger to be in classroom with registered toddler. 0-2 YEARS 15995 M 6/3-7/22 11-11:45am CC $42 Instructor: TBA

**FUN & FITNESS-PARENT/TOT**

Get a fun workout with your little one using basic body movement and gross motor skills. Gain strength, flexibility and balance by crawling up, down, over and through mats, parachutes, hoops and more! Take a walk back to your own childhood by participating in some of the classic children songs and nursery rhymes. Class is wildly interactive with you by their side! 1 ½-3 YEARS 16063 M 6/3-7/22 9-9:45am MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

**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 16064 M 6/3-7/22 10-10:45am MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

Parent & Me Baby Yoga is the perfect way to practice yoga with your baby. This class allows you to enjoy yoga, introduces baby to the practice and promotes parent and baby bonding. It’s also a great way to meet other parents! This class takes place at Modern Milk Gilbert (MMG) located at 3244 E. Guadalupe Rd. Ste. 106, Gilbert, AZ 85233. 2WKS-PRE-CRAWLERS 16227 TH 5/30-6/27 10:30-11:20am MMG $50 Instructor: Modern Milk Staff

This preparatory fitness class brings non-stop action and engaging fun to your kids. Every class experience is an adventure in fitness, motor skills development, brain training and EXERcitement! Classes concentrate on large muscle groups, motor skills, coordination, balance, resistance, flexibility and aerobic movement. 1½-3 YEARS 16228 T 6/4-7/23 9:30-10am MPAC $50 Instructor: Stretch-n-Grow Staff

**MOVERS YOGA-PARENT/TOT**

Parent & Me Movers Yoga is the perfect way to introduce yoga to your little one! We will playfully explore yoga poses & practice fun breathing techniques, allowing your child to be as involved as they want. Prepare to be silly, move your body, and laugh with your child, as they learn yoga from the best teacher - you! CRAWLING BABIES- 3 YEARS 16826 TH 5/30-6/27 9:30-10:10am MMG $50 Instructor: Modern Milk Staff

**ZUMBINI©**

Moving, grooving, and growing for mom (or dad) and me. Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini® program combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’tstop bonding, learning, and fun! Silliness and wacky dance moves are not required – but highly, highly encouraged! Give your little one a healthier, happier, more enjoyable start! A $35 per family supply fee will be charged on the first day of class. Supply fee will cover course book, CD and accompanying plush toy. 0-5 YEARS 16397 F 5/31-7/26 10:15am-11am FRC $47 16398 F 5/31-7/26 11:15am-12pm FRC $47 Instructor: Michelle Dulansky

**TODDLERS IN MOTION-PARENT/TOT**

Get a fun workout with your little one using basic body movement and gross motor skills. Gain strength, flexibility and balance crawling up, down, over and through mats, parachutes, hoops and more! Take a walk back to your own childhood by participating in some of the classic children songs and nursery rhymes. Class is wildly interactive with you by their side! 18MO-2 YEARS 15997 M 6/3-7/22 10-10:45am CC $42 Instructor: TBA

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Parent/Tot Classes 0-6 Years Martial Arts

Sports

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

Both parent and tot can have fun together learning the fundamental movements of Sanchin-Ryu, an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, that size, strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. Personal benefits include: enhanced balance, coordination and improved motor-skills. 3-6 YEARS 16229 F 5/31-7/26* 5:30-6:30pm FRC $40 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Staff *No class 7/12

BEGINNERS EDGE SPORTS TRAINING CLASSES

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

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

In this parent-tot music-filled class, children are exposed to a variety of sounds and musical instruments to play. Weekly themes use a wide variety of instruments and musical experiences to help promote cognitive, motor, communication, and emotional/social development. Research demonstrates early exposure to structured music opportunities promotes increased comprehension, learning and cognitive development throughout life. 1 MONTH-5 YEARS 16230 M 6/3-6/24 9-9:45am CC $42 16231 M 6/3-6/24 10-10:45am CC $42 16232 M 7/1-7/22 9-9:45am CC $42 16233 M 7/1-7/22 10-10:45am CC $42 Instructor: Higher Octave Healing Staff

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

Our industry-leading 4-Sport program brings you multiple weeks of 4 fantastic sports: Soccer, Baseball/Softball, Basketball & Track. We will teach your player how to kick and control a soccer ball, how to hit, catch, throw and run the bases, shoot and dribble a basketball and running, jumping and building strength + endurance in our Track & Field program. Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level. Please bring an age-appropriate soccer ball for the first week. A batting tee and a basketball will be needed later in the session. 2-4 YEARS 16234 W 6/5-7/24 5-5:45pm MPAC $98 16235 SAT 6/8-7/27 10:30-11:15am FRC $98 16236 SUN 6/9-7/28 11:30am-12:15pm FRC $98 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff

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

Our industry-leading weekly soccer class will teach your kids the skills of soccer by offering activities such as: dribbling, kicking, throw-ins, goalie skills, (age permitting: scrimmaging) and more! Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level. Please bring an age appropriate soccer ball with your child’s name on it, a water bottle and lots of energy! 1 ½-2 YEARS 16238 SAT 6/8-7/27 9-9:45am FRC $98 16239 SUN 6/9-7/28 10-10:45am FRC $98 2-4 YEARS 16237 F 6/7-7/26 4-4:45pm FRC $98 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff

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Parent/Tot Classes 0-6 Years **MY FIRST SPORTS CLASS-PARENT/TOT**

3 Month

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 16065 TH 6/6-7/25* 9:45-10:30am MPAC $37 Instructor: Betsy Vacco *No class 7/4

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Membership* Sign up between Monday, May 20 -Friday, June 14 Pay one rate for the 3-Month Summer Membership & save 20% off the Monthly Rate**

SPORTBALL PARENT & CHILD SPORTS CLASSES

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

**SPORTBALL ME & MY DAD INDOOR SOCCER**

Get a kick out of our parent participation Soccer programs! Kids are introduced to fundamental concepts of soccer and are provided the basic skills required to score with confidence in fun, exciting, skills-focused games. With the guidance and support of their Sportball Coach, grownups and children zero in on soccer skills including: throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more. Children are challenged according to their individual skill level and Coaches help grown-ups understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of Sportball classes. Moms welcome too! 28 MONTHS-3½ YEARS 16242 SAT 6/8-8/3* 11:20am-12pm CC $128 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 7/6

**SPORTBALL MULTI-SPORT INDOOR-PARENT & CHILD**

Sportball Parent & Child programs help young children to develop & refine their motor skills, such as balance and coordination, as well as develop their social skills such as confidence, following instructions, turn-taking and sharing. Coaches introduce a different sport each class using developmentally appropriate games, activities and stories. Children are challenged according to their individual skill level and Coaches help grownups understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of Sportball classes. All equipment provided. 28 MONTHS-3½ YEARS 16241 SAT 6/8-8/3* 9:40-10:20am CC $128 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 7/6

**SPORTBALL JUNIOR-PARENT/TOT**

Toddlers and parents/caregivers focus on physical movements and social exploration, learn fundamental sport skills and participate in creative motor games, songs, stories, bubble time and more. Coaches help grownups understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of Sportball classes. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and challenge them according to their skill level. All equipment provided. 15 MONTHS-27 MONTHS 16240 SAT 6/8-8/3* 9-9:35am CC $85 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 7/6

Membership Includes *** Fitness Area Basketball Courts  4 Racquetball Courts  Indoor Walking/Running Track  Sauna and Steam Room  Over 50 Group Exercise Classes  

 Pickleball  Rockwall (42ft high)  Lobby Games  Locker Rooms  Towel Service  Kiddy Korner (Household Pass)

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

Arts & Crafts ABC ART

This class is designed for students to participate in art activities related to each letter of the alphabet. Stdents will study 2-3 letters each week and do a craft related to the letters. A book and/or creative movement may be impleted if time permits. Dress for a mess and come be creative with us. 2 ½-4 YEARS 15993 W 5/29-7/24 10-10:45am CC $55 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

SQUISHY, MESSY, STICKY ART – SUMMER THEMES

Dress down cuz you’re gonna get MESSY using slime, paints, play dough, shaving cream and much, much more! Art teaches critical thinking, selfexpression, problem solving, individuality, creativity and self-esteem. Your child will express themselves through finger painting, sponge art and more! Come explore the amazing world of art and leave the clean up to us! 3-7 YEARS 16400 T/TH 6/4-6/27 11:15am-12:15pm FRC $50 Instructor: Valerie Blake

AMAZING ART

Your little artist will have the opportunity to use different media such as paint and clay to create a work of art of their own. In each class students will learn about different artists and then create a masterpiece of their own. 4-7 YEARS 16399 M 6/3-6/24 11-11:45am FRC $30 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas

LET’S CREATE MUSIC!

Get ready to learn about musical instruments through art and hands-on play! We’ll create our very own instruments then explore rhythm and pace while we march behind the conductor. Your little maestro will be introduced to basic music terminology while listening and playing with their homemade instruments. Introducing art & music at an early age will benefit language development, fine-motor skills and the ability to follow instructions. Come join the fun and create some noise with us! Additional music related crafts and games may be incorporate to round out the fun! 3-6 YEARS 16066 TH 5/30-7/25* 10:15-11am MPAC $48 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/4

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years Cooking COOKING 101 FOR KIDS

Calling all culinary enthusiasts! Let us teach your child the basics of baking and cooking. Each week will focus on a different course such as an appetizer, main dish, breakfast item or dessert. Class emphasizes following directions, taking turns and kitchen safety. Recipes will be given out to recreate at home. Get ready to taste some amazing foods! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 3-6 YEARS 16067 F 5/31-7/26* 3-3:45pm MPAC $55 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 6/14 & 7/5

COOKING AROUND THE WORLD

Take a journey around the world without leaving the comfort of your kitchen! Enjoy making easy, scrumptious dishes from US, Mexico, Italy and Asia! Prepare an appetizer, dessert, snack or even a meal that may be sweet, salty, savory but always scrumptious. Your taste buds will thank you! Recipes will be shared to recreate at home. Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 3-6 YEARS 16068 M 6/3-7/22 2:30-3:15pm MPAC $60 Instructor: TBA

CREATIVE CUPCAKE DECORATING

Learn how to prepare and decorate a basic cupcake using frosting, candies and a plethora of edible items beyond your wildest imagination. Howto instructions provided each week to recreate at home. Enjoy making cupcakes in fun, seasonal themes! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 3-6 YEARS 16069 T 6/25-7/23* 4:15-5pm MPAC $32 16070 F 5/31-6/21 11-11:45am MPAC $32 16071 F 6/28-7/26* 11-11:45am MPAC $32 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/2 & 7/5

DELECTABLE DESSERTS

Learn some fun & easy baking skills to turn every sweet into a delicious treat! Create some amazing cookies, cupcakes and other small treats to dazzle your friends and family at any gathering or special occasion. Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 3-6 YEARS 16072 T 5/28-6/18 4:15-5pm MPAC $32 Instructor: TBA

HEALTHY SNACKS, HAPPY KIDS!

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! Learn kitchen etiquette, food preparation and receive a recipe book to re-create at home. Enjoy homemade granola, strawberry chocolate chip muffins, fruit smoothies and more! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 3-6 YEARS 16073 F 5/31-6/21 9:45-10:30am MPAC $32 16074 F 6/28-7/26* 9:45-10:30am MPAC $32 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/5

UNICORN & RAINBOW TREATS!

Kid friendly, unicorn and rainbow inspired treats! Bright colors, delectable tastes with a sprinkle of magic! We’ll dabble in creating unicorn candy bark, rainbow unicorn dip, rainbow popcorn and rainbow marshmallow dream bars. This class is only for those that are willing to ride a unicorn and chase rainbows! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 3-6 YEARS 16075 SAT 6/8-6/22 10-10:45am MPAC $27 16076 SAT 6/29-7/20* 10-10:45am MPAC $27 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/6

Dance/Cheer BABY BALLERINAS

This ballet class is designed especially for the very young dancer. We will be using props, imagery and costumes during this class. This is NOT a Parent/ Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 ½ YEARS 16005 T 5/28-7/23 10:15-10:45am CC $36 16006 W 5/29-7/24 10:15-10:45am CC $36 16007 TH 5/30-7/25* 10:15-10:45am CC $32 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore *No Class 7/4

BABY BALLERINAS II

This class is for students that have completed at least one class of Baby Ballerinas and are ready to progress their technique. This ballet class is designed especially for the very young dancers. We will be using props, imagery and costumes during this class. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 ½ YEARS 16008 W 5/29-7/24 9:30-10am CC $36 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years BALLET BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Learn ballet technique in our enchanting butterfly garden. Our imaginations will blossom as we dance with Plie the Poppy, Tendu the Tulip, Rainbows, Buzzing Bees, Coupe the Cricket, & Ballet Butterflies. Students must have completed a ballet class before enrolling in Ballet Butterfly Garden. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 4-6 YEARS 16009 T 5/28-7/23 12-12:45pm CC $47 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

BALLET/ TAP 101

This ballet/tap class is perfect for children with no previous dance experience or those who would benefit from a second introduction course. Your child will work on basic ballet and tap technique through dances, games and fun activities. 3-5 YEARS 16401 W 5/29-7/24 9-9:45am FRC $47 Instructor: Raquel Gibson-Starks

BALLET/ TAP 102

This class is designed for the tiny dancer that has previous dance experience. Dancers should be familiar with 1st and 2nd position, plies, tip toes/releve, shuffle step, piques and should be comfortable articulating before the ball and heal in tap and point vs. flex in ballet. 3-5 YEARS 16402 W 5/29-7/24 10-10:45am FRC $47 Instructor: Raquel Gibson-Starks

BEAUTIFUL BALLERINAS

Beautiful Ballerinas is the place to be, you will learn basic ballet moves and routines using fanciful music. This class will encourage listening skills, following directions, positive self-image and cooperating with others. Ballet shoes and dancewear is recommended. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 16010 W 5/29-7/24 9-9:45am CC $47 16011 F 5/31-7/26* 9-9:45am CC $42 Instructor: Jennifer Myers * No class 7/5

BOYS HIP HOP & TUMBLE

This class is for all you boys who like to move and groove! Come learn hip-hop dance moves and tumbling at a slow, east-to-follow pace. Props and games will be incorporated to enhance the learning experience. This class is designed to develop motor skills, coordination and self-esteem. You’re kiddo will get just the right amount of challenge mixed with fun. Sneakers are required. 3 ½-6 YEARS 16077 F 5/31-7/26 10:45-11:30am MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA

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CHEER, CHANTS & TUMBLE

The girls on this squad will learn basic cheer, tumbling, simple chants, kicks, dances and jumps set to age appropriate music. Skills are broken down into easy to follow steps, which will be put together into a short, fun routine to be performed at the end of the session. “Give me a C-H-E-E-R, C-H-A-N-T-S & T-U-M-B-L-E, what’s that spell?”...FUN! 3-5 YEARS 16078 SAT 6/1-7/27* 12-12:45pm MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/6

DANCE CREATION

Come explore a variety of dance styles from tap to ballet, jazz, hip hop and tumbling. Skills will be taught using easy-to-follow steps, games, and other fun activities! Costumes, props and music will be used to create an environment of fun and high energy! Wiggle, dance and tumble your way into this magical experience! Tap and ballet shoes are recommended but not required. 3-5 YEARS 16079 TH 5/30-7/25* 10:45-11:30am MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/4

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. *This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by the first day of class.* *2-3 YEARS* 16081 F 5/31-7/26 9-9:40am MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA

ISLAND PRINCESS DRESS UP & DANCE!

Aloha! Explore Polynesian culture through dress-up and dance. Your little Ali’i (princess) will enjoy expressing their self through creative movement, games and other themed activities! We’ll encourage team building, friendships and, most importantly having fun! Island themed dance movements will be taught at an easy-to-follow pace. Ballet shoes are recommended but not required. 3-5 YEARS 16082 T 5/28-7/23 9-9:45am MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA

FUN WITH MOVEMENT

This class is perfect for kiddo who want to enjoy dance and games while working on coordination, rhythm and basic social skills. Rather than focusing on technique this class is designed to encourage creative movement and imagination. 3-6 YEARS 16403 T 5/28-7/23 3:30-4:15pm FRC $47 Instructor: Amanda Flores 16815 SAT 6/1-7/27 10-10:45am FRC $47 Instructor: Raquel Gibson-Starks

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years JAZZY JUMPERS

If your little one loves dancing, this snazzy intro to jazz is the perfect class! Dancers will learn fancy footwork, leaps, and turns in a fun and engaging way. 2 ½ -3 ½ YEARS 16017 TH 5/30-7/25* 9:30-10am CC $32 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore *No Class 7/4

LIL CUTIES COMBO

SMALL FRY SPIRIT LINE

Come and “kick” your cheer up a notch. We’ll learn some chants and cheer moves that you can rock out on any occasion, and also learn a fun “sideline” routine. Finally, we will also learn a few tumbling move to impress any crowd and really let that team spirit soar! 3-6 YEARS 16024 F 5/31-7/26* 11-11:45am CC $42 Instructor: Jennifer Myers *No class 7/5

Set to age appropriate music, our Preschool dance class is designed to encourage a love for dance while building coordination and physical fitness. Combo Class consists of tap, jazz, ballet and creative movement. Perfect for your tiny dancer! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 3-5 YEARS 16243 T 7/9-7/23 6-7pm DSD $45 16244 W 7/10-7/24 6-7pm DSD $45 16245 SAT 7/13-7/27 10-11am DSD $45 Instructor: Desert Star Dance Staff

SUPER HERO HIP HOP DANCE

PIP SQUEAK HIP HOP

TAP, BALLET, AND TUMBLE

Does your little pip squeak love to dance and move? This introduction to hip hop focuses on rhythm and basic footwork taught at an easy to follow, comfortable pace using games and movement. Great way to get up and get funky! Class taught to upbeat, age appropriate music. Tennis shoes and relaxed clothing are recommended. 3-5 YEARS 16404 W 5/29-7/24 11-11:45am FRC $47 Instructor: Raquel Gibson-Starks 4-6 YEARS 16083 F 5/31-7/26 9:45-10:30am MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA 4-7 YEARS 16405 W 5/29-7/24 4-4:45pm FRC $47 Instructor: Jenn Myers

PRESCHOOL BALLET

A beautiful beginning to ballet...magical costumes, enchanting props, and enlightening music that encourages creativity and imagination to make learning ballet magical. Classes including traditional barre warm ups, center work, and moving across the floor while learning ballet terminology. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-5 YEARS 16021 T 5/28-7/23 11-11:45am CC $47 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

PRINCESS STORYTIME DANCE

Do you love to swirl and twirl like a princess? We will begin each class with a story and learn to dance like a real princess! Each week a new princess will teach the class ballet moves and at the end of the session there will be a recital where you can wear your favorite princess dress! 3-5 YEARS 16022 W 5/29-7/24 10-10:45am CC $47 16023 F 5/31-7/26* 10-10:45am CC $42 Instructor: Jennifer Myers *No class 7/5

This one is for boys and girls who love to dance and dress up like a superhero. We will begin each class with a super-hero story and learn to dance. This introduction to hip hop focuses on rhythm and basic footwork taught at an easy to follow, comfortable pace using games and movement. Class taught to upbeat, age appropriate music. Tennis shoes and comfortable clothes are recommended. 4-6 YEARS 16025 T 5/28-7/23 3:30-4:15pm CC $47 16026 W 5/29-7/24 11-11:45am CC $47 Instructor: Jennifer Myers

Participants will learn tap, ballet, and tumbling at the most basic level. This class is designed to develop motor skills, coordination and self-esteem. 4-6 YEARS 16048 W 5/29-7/24 12-12:45pm CC $47 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore 16406 T 5/28-7/23 4:30-5:15pm FRC $47 Instructor: Amanda Flores

TINKERBELL BALLET

Every week your little ‘Tinkerbell’ will tip toe into a world of imagination! Basic ballet steps will be taught to help build coordination, rhythm and vocabulary. Costumes, props and fairytales will be incorporated to create a magical environment for enhancing your Tinkerbell’s physical, emotional and social well-being. Ballet shoes recommended but not required. 2-3 YEARS 16084* W 5/29-7/24 10-10:40am MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/10 3 ½-6 YEARS 16085 F 5/31-7/26* 2-2:45pm MPAC $37 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 6/14 & 7/5

TIP TOES AND TUMBLING 2’S

Students will learn the very basics of ballet, creative movement, and tumbling in this creative and stimulating class just for toddlers. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 ½ YEARS 16049 T 5/28-7/23 9:30-10am CC $36 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years TWINKLE TOES

Class is full of imagination and fun, while introducing the fundamentals of dance techniques in ballet, tap and tumbling. At this age, dance is about learning to nurture creative movement, follow directions, become aware of one’s body/surroundings and establish classroom etiquette. Great opportunity to let your little dancer build confidence and self-esteem! Soft soled dance shoes and tap shoes are recommended but not required. 3-5 YEARS 16086 SAT 6/1-7/27* 10:30-11:15am MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/6

Enrichment ADVENTURE TOTS

Your first time ‘student’ will experience an array of preschool activities. Join us on an adventure of colors, shapes, letters and numbers to build basic skills in preparation for kindergarten. Activities include learning centers, arts and crafts, music and physical activity. Special theme days will be included to enhance learning. *This is NOT a Parent Tot class. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class.* *2-3 YEARS* 16087 M/W 5/29-7/24 9-9:45am MPAC $93 16088 M/W 5/29-7/24 10-10:45am MPAC $93 Instructor: TBA

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

Prepare your child for the adventure of a lifetime; kindergarten! Your little one will learn the basics of reading and writing that will encourage success for years to come. This class will incorporate hands-on manipulatives that will develop cognitive & motor skills, math by counting, sorting & grouping and creative play to encourage individuality, creativity & success! Snacks provided. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3 ½-6 YEARS 16089 T/TH 5/28-7/25* 9am-12pm MPAC $235 Instructor: Jessica Butler *No class 7/4, 7/16 & 7/18

AMAZING LEARNING

Students will navigate through learning in a dual immersion class. Students will learn about numbers, letters, colors, science and so much more in English and Spanish. Students will learn through read alouds, centers, crafts, experiments, calendar time etc. 4-6 YEARS 16412 F 5/31-7/26 9-9:45am FRC $55 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas

BEGINNING SPANISH FOR KIDS

Students will be taught Spanish through read-alouds, songs and art activities. Students will learn colors, shapes, days of the week and more in Spanish. Kids will enjoy developing their Spanish skills in a fun and creative way. 4-7 YEARS 16407 F 5/31-7/26 10-10:45am FRC $55 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas

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DISCOVERY SCIENCE

Calling all science enthusiasts! Check out our fun, interactive and educational science class. This class is hands-on, so be sure to dress for mess! We’ll create experiments that pop, fizz and explode that are sure to jump start your child’s excitement and create a sense of wonder and discovery! Your child will have a blast in this class! 3-6 YEARS 16090 TH 5/30-7/25* 9-9:45am MPAC $48 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/4

FUN WITH PHONICS

Who says learning can’t be fun? Join us as we prepare for reading, writing, math and science in this fun-filled program. Letter recognition and phonemic awareness will be taught through songs, chants, music and movement. Each week we will focus on a different letter with hands-on, engaging activities and projects. Sprinkle math and science into the mix for a well-rounded classroom learning experience. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3 ½-5 YEARS 16091 M/W/F 5/29-7/26* 9am-12pm MPAC $355 Instructor: Jessica Butler *No class week of 7/15

LEARN MORE FOR 3-4’S

Looking for the next step to independence for your 3 & 4 year olds? This class will continue to reinforce letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Math, music, crafts, purposeful play and snack time will be incorporated into our weekly curriculum. Class will unwind with a story or two! Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. 3-4 YEARS 16092 T/TH 5/28-7/25* 10am-12pm MPAC $180 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/4

LITTLE SCHOLARS

Is your little Einstein ready for the school experience? This class is designed to help your little learner achieve academic success through hands-on and engaging activities that ready children for their kindergarten experience. We will work on name recognition, prewriting skills, counting, ABC’s, weather, the seasons, and so much more. Arts and crafts, music, and stories will enrich our experience in a fun and social atmosphere. 3-5 YEARS 16408 M/W 7/1-7/24 9-10:30am FRC $70 Instructor: Debra Shaw

LITTLE SCIENTIST

Have fun learning about a variety of different topics such as the life cycle of a butterfly, reptiles, weather, our skeletal system and many more. Children will learn about these through simple experiments, books, songs and hands-on activities. 3-6 YEARS 16409 M/W 7/1-7/24 10:45am-12pm FRC $60 Instructor: Debra Shaw

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years LITTLE S.T.E.A.M (ers)

This class is geared towards the littlest makers. Children will begin to learn to create, problem solve, and work together all while in an encouraging, social environment. Science, technology, engineering, art, and math will be used in age-appropriate activities to get your little one started on the right path to learning. 2 ½-3 ½ YEARS 16018 F 5/31-7/26 9-9:45am CC $55 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

LUNCH BOX LEARNERS

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP - TAILS AND TALES

Come check out this awesome summer camp geared towards teaching preschoolers that learning is awesome; by using fun themes and exciting crafts, snacks, stories, and more. This week’s theme is all about book characters; so come explore Dr. Suess, Pete the Cat and more with us and make fun projects that foster imagination, creativity, and the love of learning. Join us for this week or many! 3-5 YEARS 16051 M-TH 6/10-6/13 10am-12pm CC $50 Instructor: Susan Miller

Is your little one all ready for school? Well, pack your lunchbox, join the fun and make new friends with this terrific early childhood experience. Each day your child will have the opportunity to explore their ABC’s and 123’s through art, crafts, games, songs, and stories! After working up our appetites we will settle down with our lunches for a true ‘big kid’ experience. Participants must be minimum age by the first day of class. Please send a sack lunch with your child, food allergies will be discussed on the first day of class, please NO peanut products. 3-6 YEARS 16410 T/TH 7/2-7/25* 10am-12:30pm FRC $98 Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class 7/4

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP - WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

MATH MUNCHERS

In some classes you have to crunch numbers, but in this class we get to MUNCH numbers! Children will love learning about numbers and math using all kinds of treats to learn counting, graphing, geometry, and basic addition and subtraction. Math Munches makes learning math fun and delicious! 3 ½-5 YEARS 16019 F 5/31-7/26 10-10:45am CC $55 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

Come check out this awesome summer camp geared towards teaching preschoolers that learning is awesome; by using fun themes and exciting crafts, snacks, stories, and more. This week’s theme is all about space; so come explore the universe with us and make fun projects that foster imagination, creativity, and the love of learning. Join us for this week or many! 3-5 YEARS 16053 M-TH 6/24-6/27 10am-12pm CC $50 Instructor: TBA

MIGHTY MUNCHKINS

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP - BEAUTIES AND BEASTS

First time Preschooler? This is the class for you! Introduce your child to the alphabet, numbers, shapes, games and much, much more. We will sing songs, make crafts and practice our listening skills while having fun. 2-3 YEARS 16411 T/TH 7/2-7/25* 9-9:40am FRC $45 Instructor: Debra Shaw *No class 7/4

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP - SHARK WEEK

Come check out this awesome summer camp geared towards teaching preschoolers that learning is awesome; by using fun themes and exciting crafts, snacks, stories, and more. This week’s theme is all about sharks and under water creatures; so come explore the deep blue sea with us and make fun projects that foster imagination, creativity, and the love of learning. Join us for this week or many! 3-5 YEARS 16050 M-TH 6/3-6/6 10am-12pm CC $50 Instructor: Susan Miller

Come check out this awesome summer camp geared towards teaching preschoolers that learning is awesome; by using fun themes and exciting crafts, snacks, stories, and more. This week’s theme is all about sports; so come swing a bat, kick a ball, shoot a basket and more with us and make fun projects that foster imagination, creativity, and the love of learning. Join us for this week or many! 3-5 YEARS 16052 M-TH 6/17-6/20 10am-12pm CC $50 Instructor: Susan Miller

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP - LET THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

Come check out this awesome summer camp geared towards teaching preschoolers that learning is awesome; by using fun themes and exciting crafts, snacks, stories, and more. This week’s theme is all about fairytales; so come all you little princes and princesses to make fun projects that foster imagination, creativity, and the love of learning. Join us for this week or many! 3-5 YEARS 16054 M-TH 7/8-7/11 10am-12pm CC $50 Instructor: Susan Miller

PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP - TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

Come check out this awesome summer camp geared towards teaching preschoolers that learning is awesome; by using fun themes and exciting crafts, snacks, stories, and more. This week’s theme is all about superheroes; so come save the world with us and make fun projects that foster imagination, creativity, and the love of learning. Join us for this week or many! 3-5 YEARS 16055 M-TH 7/15-7/18 10am-12pm CC $50 Instructor: Susan Miller

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMP - ADVENTURELAND

DYNAMIC GYMNASTICS

THE STEAM LABORATORY

FUN, FITNESS, AND TUMBLING

Come check out this awesome summer camp geared towards teaching preschoolers that learning is awesome; by using fun themes and exciting crafts, snacks, stories, and more. This week’s theme is all about stepping out of the box; so come on an adventure with us and make fun projects that foster imagination, creativity, and the love of learning. Join us for this week or many! 3-5 YEARS 16056 M-TH 7/22-7/25 10am-12pm CC $50 Instructor: Susan Miller

This class is a chance to engage your child into the 21st century world of STEAM education. What is STEAM you ask? Well, it is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. It is a “hands on” educational experience in a social setting. It could be building a robot out of Legos, playing in a sand/water table, stacking blocks by height, mixing paint colors on a piece of paper, or going outside to count rocks! All of this is learning through play and investigation which will build your child’s life skills and interests. 3 ½-5 ½ YEARS 16027 T/TH 5/28-7/25 9-12am CC $280 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/4

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

Does your little one love to flip, spin, and twirl? Join us as we explore the ABC’s and 1-2-3’s of tumbling. Each week we will learn a new tumbling move in association with our letters and numbers. A great way to give your kinesthetic learner a head start! 3-5 YEARS 16413 M 6/3-7/22 9-9:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

BEGINNING GYMNASTICS

Improve strength, flexibility, coordination and balance in positive, upbeat environment. Class encourages confidence and fitness and teaches kids valuable skills to take them to the next level. In this class students will learn basic floor exercise, beam, bar, and pre-vault skills. 3-5 YEARS 16057 W 5/29-7/24 11-11:45am CC $47 4-6 YEARS 16013 TH 5/30-7/25* 11:45am-12:30pm CC $42 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore *No class 7/4 3-6 YEARS 16012 F 6/7-7/26 9-9:45am CC $42 16014 F 6/7-7/26 10-10:45am CC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

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Dynamic Gymnastics is designed for those beginning athletes who are new the sport of tumbling and gymnastics. Teaching the basic gymnastic elements and building confidence with the required skills needed to advance. Dynamic gymnastics focuses on strength and flexibility, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels and round-offs, backbend flexibility, handstands and the back handspring. 3-6 YEARS 16015 F 6/7-7/26 12-12:45pm CC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

Come and join us for some fun! This class will utilize props and equipment such as a balance beam, a parachute, balls, jump ropes and tunnels. We will also work on basic tumbling skills. Emphasis will be on self-esteem and interacting with others. 3-5 YEARS 16414 M 6/3-7/22 10-10:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers 3-6 YEARS 16016 F 6/7-7/26 11-11:45am CC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

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 16093 M 6/3-7/22 11-11:45am MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco 16094 M 6/3-7/22 5-5:45pm MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA 16095 T 5/28-7/23 4:15-5pm MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA 16096 SAT 6/1-7/27 9:30-10:15am MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA 4-6 YEARS 16097 W 6/5-7/24 9:45-10:30am MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

TINY TOTS TUMBLING

Your tot will flip for this class! Learn basic tumbling techniques using mats, hoops, balance beams and other fun props and games. Emphasis will be on sharing, taking turns, following directions and cooperation. *This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by the first day of class.* *2-3 YEARS* 16098 W 6/5-7/24 9-9:40am MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco 3-5 YEARS 15415 M 6/3-7/22 11-11:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years TUMBLE BUGS

Join our high energy adventure in rolling, bouncing, stretching, balance, listening skills, and body awareness through the use of beams, bars, tunnels, and tumbling mats. This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participant must be minimum age by the first day of class. 2-3 ½ YEARS 16029 TH 5/30-7/25* 11-11:30am CC $32 Instructor: Jennifer Gallamore *No Class 7/4

Sports

Health & Fitness FUNtastic FITNESS

This preparatory fitness class brings non-stop action and engaging fun to your kids. Every class experience is an adventure in fitness, motor skills development, brain training and EXERcitement! Classes concentrate on large muscle groups, motor skills, coordination, balance, resistance, flexibility and aerobic movement. 4-6 YEARS 16246 T 6/4-7/23 10:10-10:40am MPAC $50 Instructor: Stretch-n-Grow Staff

KIDS YOGA

This fun class uses silly poses, group work and fun music to help children gain coordination, focus, listening skills and confidence. Let them unwind and stretch their little bodies while you take a break! Parents are encouraged to let their preschoolers enjoy this class on their own. This class takes place at Modern Milk Gilbert (MMG) located at 3244 E. Guadalupe Rd. Ste. 106, Gilbert, AZ 85233. 3-9 YEARS 16247 W 5/29-6/26 4:15-5pm MMG $50 Instructor: Modern Milk Staff

Special Interest FUTURE KIDDIE COMPUTER CLASS

Teach your child how to use technology as a tool not just a toy! Enroll this summer in Discovery Kids Puterbugs, the innovative and educational technology classes brought to you by the leaders in technology education at Imagine Tomorrow and the experts at parent trusted Discovery Kids. Children love that there are brand-new computer missions to solve every class, helping the smart, tiny, tech-savvy Puterbugs in fun places like File Farm, Email Trail and Keyboard Castle. Parents love that their children unlock new, beneficial ways to use technology to be productive and solve meaningful problems. Families can continue the fun and learning at home with the robust online activities that correspond to each lesson. 3-6 YEARS 16248 M 6/3-6/24 11:45am-12:30pm CC $39 16249 M 7/1-7/22 11:45am-12:30pm CC $39 Instructor: Lou-Lou’s Play School Staff

BEGINNERS EDGE SPORTS TRAINING CLASSES

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

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

Our industry-leading 4-Sport program brings you multiple weeks of 4 fantastic sports: Soccer, Baseball/Softball, Basketball & Track. We will teach your player how to kick and control a soccer ball, how to hit, catch, throw and run the bases, shoot and dribble a basketball and running, jumping and building strength + endurance in our Track & Field program. Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level. Please bring an age-appropriate soccer ball for the first week. A batting tee and a basketball will be needed later in the session. 4-7 YEARS 16250 W 6/5-7/24 5:45-6:30pm MPAC $98 16251 SAT 6/8-7/27 11:15am-12pm FRC $98 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff

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

Our industry-leading weekly soccer class will teach your kids the skills of soccer by offering activities such as: dribbling, kicking, throw-ins, goalie skills, (age permitting: scrimmaging) and more! Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level. Please bring an age appropriate soccer ball with your child’s name on it, a water bottle and lots of energy! 3-6 YEARS 16252 SAT 6/8-7/27 9:45-10:30am FRC $98 16253 SUN 6/9-7/28 10:45-11:30am FRC $98 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years AWESOME ATHLETES

Dribble, dunk and dash your way into this AWESOME sports class! Designed to give your little athlete a sampling of soccer, basketball, flag football, track and field, t-ball and a whole lot more! This is a great opportunity for your kiddo to join the team, have fun and practice good sportsmanship, following directions and teamwork. Grab your glove and register today to knock it out at the Rec! Participants must wear tennis shoes. *This is NOT a Parent/Tot class. Participants must meet the minimum age requirement by the first day of class.* *2 ½-3 ½ YEARS 16133 TH 6/6-7/25* 9-9:40am MPAC $37 3-6 YEARS 16134 TH 6/6-7/25* 10:45-11:30am MPAC $37 Instructor: Betsy Vacco *No class 7/4 16416 T 5/28-7/23 9-9:45am FRC $47 Instructor: TBA 16417 TH 5/30-7/25* 10-10:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Martiana Byrd *No class 7/4

GOLF READY JUNIOR SERIES (LEVEL I)

Coach Mike Arrigoni, PGA Professional will provide instruction, perfect for both the true beginner and newly intermediate level junior golfer. They will develop a proper pre-shot routine and jump right into making full swings and hitting golf balls. They will learn proper practice habits and finish ready to tackle the golf course. Rules, etiquette and golf course management will be taught accordingly. Advancement to the Golf Better Junior Series (Level II) will be determined by Coach Mike. Class limited to 10 players. Closed toed shoes are required. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. Week 1 Pre-shot fundamentals and basic swing shape Week 2 Chipping and putting Week 3 Driver swing 4-7 YEARS 16254 T 5/14-5/28 5-6pm WS $95 16255 T 6/11-6/25 5-6pm WS $95 16256 T 7/9-7/23 5-6pm WS $95 16257 W 5/15-5/29 5-6pm WS $95 16258 W 6/12-6/26 5-6pm WS $95 16259 W 7/10-7/24 5-6pm WS $95 16260 SAT 5/18-6/1 10-11am WS $95 16261 SAT 6/15-6/29 10-11am WS $95 16262 SAT 7/13-7/27 10-11am WS $95 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

SNOWPLOW SAM 1

The Snowplow Sam levels is an introductory allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. This class are designed to help children six and younger develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and speed. The ABCs are essential for developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy. All classes will be taught in a safe and positive environment, incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all. 4-6 YEARS 16263 T 5/7-5/28 5:45-6:15pm AI $60 16264 T 6/4-6/25 5:45-6:15pm AI $60 16265 T 7/9-7/30 5:45-6:15pm AI $60 16266 TH 5/2-5/23 5:45-6:15pm AI $60 16267 TH 6/6-6/27 5:45-6:15pm AI $60 16818 TH 7/11-8/1 5:45-6:15pm AI $60 16819 SAT 5/4-6/1 9:45-10:15am* AI $60 16820 SAT 6/8-6/29 9:45-10:15am AI $60 16821 SAT 7/6-7/27 9:45-10:15am AI $60 Instructor: AZ Ice Staff *No class 5/25

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 sportmanship, teamwork and appropriate classroom behavior are encouraged. 3-5 YEARS 16419 T 5/28-7/23 10-10:45am FRC $47 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas 3 ½-6 YEARS 16135 T 5/28-7/23 10-10:45am MPAC $47 16830 TH 5/30-7/25* 6:15-7pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Delbert Adair *No class 7/4

LITTLE HOOPSTERS

This program is intended to teach the participant the fundamentals of basketball while providing a positive recreational experience for boys and girls. Participants will learn shooting, passing, dribbling, drills. Other games may be incorporated as well to help enhance motor skills. 3-5 YEARS 16418 TH 5/30-7/25* 11-11:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Martiana Byrd *No class 7/4

MEGA SUPER SPORTS MANIA

Your super star will learn the basic skills of a variety of sports and games that will help build strong bones and healthy bodies. We’ll focus on motor skills, balance, coordination, flexibility and social development as we interact and have fun. Concentration will be on soccer, basketball, t-ball, hockey, kickball and tennis. Participants must wear tennis shoes. 3-6 YEARS 16136 SAT 6/1-7/27 10:30-11:15am MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA 4-7 YEARS 16137 F 5/31-7/26 11:45am-12:30pm MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA

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Early Childhood Classes 2-6 Years MY FAVORITE SPORTS

This class will have all of your little ones favorite sports combined into one action packed session. Kids will have social interaction and learn fine motor skills with sports like soccer, basketball, 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. 3-5 YEARS 16420 T 5/28-7/23 11-11:45am FRC $47 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas 16814 TH 5/30-7/25* 9-9:45am FRC $42 Instructor: Martiana Byrd *No class 7/4

PEE WEE P.E.

Your little sportster will enjoy this high energy class that will keep ‘em moving by playing a variety of sports and games; soccer, tennis, hockey, t-ball, obstacle course, relay races and much, much more! Emphasis on skill development, teamwork, good sportsmanship and physical activity to help build strong bones and encourage socialization. This is a non-competitive, playful atmosphere. Participants must wear tennis shoes. 3-6 YEARS 16138 W 5/29-7/24 12-12:45pm MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA

SPORTBALL BASKETBALL, INDOOR

Slamdunk! Sportball basketball programs are non-competitive and skill-based, providing children with the opportunity to learn how to play basketball with the help of experienced coaches. Programs focus on these fundamental skills of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting, pivoting, defense and more in in fun, exciting, skill-focused play. 4-6 YEARS 16268 TH 6/13-8/8* 4:30-5:30pm FRC $128 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 7/4

Superhero Themed Crafts & Games, Obstacle course, and Photo Ops!

SPORTBALL MULTI-SPORT, INDOOR

Refine, rehearse, repeat! Each class focuses on one of eight different popular sports: hockey, soccer, football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and tennis. Coaches focus on the basic skills common to all sports, like balance, coordination, stamina and timing in a fun, supportive, non-competitive setting that emphasizes teamwork. All equipment is provided. 3 ½-5 YEARS 16269 SAT 6/8-8/3* 10:25-11:15am CC $128 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 7/6

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

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the different properties of clay and create a masterpiece of their own design. 5-12 YEARS 16421 M 6/3-7/22 2-3pm FRC $55 Instructor: Isabel Sesmas

ELEMENTS OF ART

Develop fundamental art concepts and hone your ability to make artistic decisions. Media exploration is encouraged using markers, pastels, watercolor and acrylic paint, as well as colored pencils. Learn sophisticated art concepts such as form, pattern, texture and contrast through the introduction of the “elements and principles of art.” 6-10 YEARS 15999 W 5/29-7/24 4:30-5:30pm CC $55 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

INTERMEDIATE ART

This class is for youth who are interested in making two or three more complex projects over the course of the session. We will devote multiple classes to each completing each masterpiece, all while learning and diving deeper into concepts and ideas. 10-15 YEARS 16000 SAT 6/1-7/27 9:30-10:30am CC $55 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

KIDS CANVAS PAINT PARTY

Come paint along with us! This class will be a social evening filled with fun and paint. When you arrive, we will walk you step-by-step through the process. We provide all the supplies and you get to go home with your very own masterpiece. 6-12 YEARS 16001 W 6/12 6-7pm CC $15 16002 W 7/17 6-7pm CC $15 16003 W 8/14 6-7pm CC $15 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

PETITE PAINTERS

Do you have a child who is a budding artist, eager to show off their skills? This class wll focus on learning new skill for those you Picassos in your family. Waterclolor, pencil drawing, pastels and more will be used as you create weekly masterpieces. 7-10 YEARS 16020 W 5/29-7/24 9-9:45am CC $55 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

TOTALLY KIDS SUPER SUMMER FUN

All the fun of summer packed into one class! Have fun this summer playing with water, making ice cream, cooking with solar ovens and so much more! This class will be fun, educational and will keep your children entertained this summer. 5-7 YEARS 16028 W 5/29-7/24 11-11:45am CC $55 Instructor: Kathryn L’Heureux

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Cooking COOKING 101 FOR YOUTH

Calling all culinary enthusiasts! Let us teach your child the basics of baking and cooking. Each week will focus on a different course such as an appetizer, main dish, breakfast item or dessert. Class emphasizes following directions, taking turns and kitchen safety. Recipes will be given out to recreate at home. Get ready to taste some amazing foods! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 5-8 YEARS 16139 F 5/31-7/26* 4:10-5pm MPAC $55 7-12 YEARS 16140 F 5/31-7/26* 5:15-6:05pm MPAC $55 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No Class 6/14 & 7/5

COOKING AROUND THE WORLD

Take a journey around the world without leaving the comfort of your kitchen! Enjoy making easy, scrumptious dishes from US, Mexico, Italy and Asia! Prepare an appetizer, dessert, snack or even a meal that may be sweet, salty, savory but always scrumptious. Your taste buds will thank you! Recipes will be shared to recreate at home. Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 5-8 YEARS 16141 M 6/3-7/22 3:30-4:15pm MPAC $60 7-12 YEARS 16142 M 6/3-7/22 4:30-5:15pm MPAC $60 Instructor: TBA

CREATIVE CUPCAKE DECORATING-YOUTH

Learn how to prepare and decorate a basic cupcake using frosting, candies and a plethora of edible items beyond your wildest imagination. Howto instructions provided each week to recreate at home. Enjoy making cupcakes in fun, seasonal themes! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 5-8 YEARS 16143 T 6/25-7/23* 5:15-6:05pm MPAC $32 7-12 YEARS 16144 T 6/25-7/23* 6:15-7:05pm MPAC $32 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/2

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years DELECTABLE DESSERTS-YOUTH

Each week, your little backer will mix, whisk, stir and whip up a delicious dessert! They'll be introduced to making cookies, cupcakes and other delectable desserts using simple ingredients and easy techniques that are sure to tickle their taste buds. We'll lay the groundwork and practice food and kitchen safety in this class as well. Recipes will be shared to allow your kiddo to re-create at home. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 5-8 YEARS 16145 T 5/28-6/18 5:15-6:05pm MPAC $32 16146 F 5/31-6/21 12-12:50pm MPAC $32 16147 F 6/28-7/26* 12-12:50pm MPAC $32 7-12 YEARS 16148 T 5/28-6/18 6:15-7:05pm MPAC $32 16149 F 5/31-6/21 1:10-2pm MPAC $32 16150 F 6/28-7/26* 1:10-2pm MPAC $32 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/5

KIDS KITCHEN

Have a child who loves to help you in the kitchen? This class will excite them and expand their culinary abilities. They will learn to make simple, yet delicious recipes like breakfast burritos, chicken salad sandwiches, pizzas and even superfood cookies! Each class they will take home the recipe to recreate for you at home. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 10-16 YEARS 16004 SAT 6/1-7/27 11am-12pm CC $55 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

UNICORN & RAINBOW TREATS!

Kid friendly, unicorn and rainbow inspired treats! Bright colors, delectable tastes with a sprinkle of magic! We’ll dabble in creating unicorn candy bark, unicorn poop cupcakes, rainbow unicorn dip, rainbow popcorn and rainbow marshmallow dream bars. This class is only for those that are willing to ride a unicorn and chase rainbows! Bring a storage container to transport food from class. Not recommended for children with food allergies. 5-8 YEARS 16151 T 5/28-7/23 10:15-11am MPAC $65 Instructor: TBA 16152 SAT 6/8-6/22 11-11:45am MPAC $27 Instructor: TBA 8-12 YEARS 16153 T 5/28-7/23 11:15am-12pm MPAC $65 Instructor: TBA 16154 SAT 6/29-7/20* 11-11:45am MPAC $27 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/6

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Dance/Cheer BALLET/JAZZ

Ballet is the foundation of many styles of dance and an effective, elegant way to improve posture, grace, flexibility, and strength. Students will use and improve these skills and apply them to jazz, lyrical, and contemporary, styles of dance. Class will include barre exercises, across the floor and center combinations, in a fun friendly environment. No experience necessary. 6-12 YEARS 16422 T 5/28-7/23 5:30-6:15pm FRC $47 Instructor: Amanda Flores

BALLET/TAP

Are you ready to learn lots of great dance moves you can show your friends and family? Each class we will focus on ballet and tap. We will learn everything from pleas and tendues, to flaps and shuffles, to chases and leaps! We will focus on technique through fun and exciting dance moves at the barre, in the center and across the floor. Proper dance attire and ballet and tap shoes are strongly recommended. 5-8 YEARS 16155 T 5/28-7/23 6:15-7pm MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA

BALLET/TAP 101

This ballet/tap class is perfect for children with no previous dance experience or those who would benefit from a second introduction course. Your child will work on basic ballet and tap technique through dances, games and fun activities. 5-10 YEAR 16423 W 5/29-7/24 2-2:45pm FRC $47 Instructor: Jenn Myers

BALLET/TAP 102

This class is designed for the tiny dancer that has previous dance experience. Dancers should be familiar with 1st and 2nd position, plies, tip toes/releve, shuffle step, piques and should be comfortable articulating before the ball and heal in tap and point vs. flex in ballet. 7-12 YEARS 16424 W 5/29-7/24 3-3:45pm FRC $47 Instructor: Jenn Myers

CHEERLEADING 101

A fun and exciting way to introduce kids to the basic skills of cheerleading. Emphasis is on building trust and confidence while encouraging their personal best. Build strength, flexibility and learn basic technical skills such as tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunts to be successful in their squad. Participants must wear tennis shoes. 7-12 YEARS 16156 SAT 6/8-7/27 1-1:45pm MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA 16815 SAT 6/1-7/27 11am-12pm FRC $47 Instructor: Raquel Gibson-Starks

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL 101

Contemporary/lyrical dance is based on ballet technique, improvisation, fluid choreography, musicality and storytelling. This is a great class for creative kiddos who want to try a style that will challenge their imagination and their athleticism. 7-13 YEARS 16427 T 5/28-7/23 6:30-7:15pm FRC $47 Instructor: Amanda Flores

CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL 102

Contemporary/lyrical dance is based on ballet technique, improvisation, fluid choreography, musicality and storytelling. This is a great class for creative kiddos who want to try a style that will challenge their imagination and their athleticism. Previous dance experience in ballet, contemporary or lyrical experience is a must. Interested dancers should have an understanding on flexed vs pointed feet, plies, basic turns (caine, soutenu), posse and should be comfortable stretching in splits. 7-13 YEARS 16428 TH 5/30-7/25* 5-5:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 7/4

PIP SQUEAK HIP HOP

Does your little pip squeak love to dance and move?! This introduction to hip hop focuses on rhythm and basic footwork taught at an easy to follow, comfortable pace using games and movement. Great way to get up and get funky! Class taught to upbeat, age appropriate music. Tennis shoes and comfortable clothes are recommended. 4-7 YEARS 16405 W 5/29-7/27 4-4:45am FRC $47 Instructor: Jenn Myers

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. Please note this is NOT a parent tot class, only registered participants will be allowed in the room. Tap and ballet shoes are recommended but not required. 4-6 YEARS 16429 TH 5/30-7/25* 4-4:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR BEGINNERS

This popular form of dance uses unpredictable, expressive movements that combine elements of classical ballet, modern, jazz and lyrical genres. Dancers are encouraged to connect the mind and body through fluid dance movements, while maintaining a strong focus on technique. Students often dance barefoot, but may also opt for jazz shoes, ballet shoes or foot paws if preferred. 7-12 YEARS 16157 F 5/31-7/26 6:30-7:15pm MPAC $47 Instructor: Jenn Myers

DANCE THEATER

Why just take a dance class when you can learn to act too! Each class we will take acting and dance and fuse them together to tell a story through movement. Perfect for aspiring stars of the stage! Dance shoes recommended. 6-12 YEARS 16425 TH 5/30-7/25* 3-3:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers *No class 7/4

HIP HOP DANCE

In this basic hip hop class you will learn combinations broken down step by step and taught at a comfortable pace to Hip Hop music. You can also get into great shape and meet tons of new friends, so come on in and join the fun! 6-9 YEARS 16160 F 5/31-7/26 12:30-1:15pm MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA 7-13 YEARS 16426 W 5/29-7/24 5-5:45pm FRC $47 Instructor: Jenn Myers

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years THE FINER POINTE!

Check out this dance sampler class that will keep you coming back for more! You’ll learn everything from tap to ballet, jazz, hip hop and tumbling. Your little dancer will experience learning in a fun and energetic way. Techniques will be learned through easy-to-follow steps using games, dress-up and other fun activities! We’ll end the session with a short, choreographed routine. Don’t miss out on this class! Tap and ballet shoes are recommended but not required. 5-8 YEARS 16158 TH 5/30-7/25* 9:45-10:30am MPAC $42 6-10 YEARS 16159 TH 5/30-7/25* 11:45am-12:30pm MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/4

DESERT STAR DANCE STUDIO CLASSES

Desert Star Dance has been serving families in the East Valley for 15 years. We have classes for all ages, experience, levels of interest and offer a diverse array of styles to choose from. Our goal is to provide a strong foundation in dance though solid, fundamental training while utilizing fun and creative teaching techniques. Our professional dance studio creates a safe, family friendly atmosphere where we strive to maintain a balance between fun and discipline and where students are encouraged to understand the dedication it takes to become an accomplished dancer. Our professional and experienced staff is devoted to sharing their knowledge of dance and the performing arts.

JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY & JAZZ 1/2

Your dancer will learn Contemporary dance and Jazz technique during our dynamic and energetic class. Set to age appropriate music, this class will introduce and alternate between two styles of dance while encouraging fun, cardiovascular health. Your dancer is also sure to make a friend or two! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 7-11 YEARS 16270 W 7/10-7/24 5-6pm DSD $45

JUNIOR HIP HOP 1/2

Our Hip Hop class enhances strength and cardiovascular fitness in fun and funky ways! Hip Hop is an urban dance form choreographed to hip hop and rap music (clean and edited). Hip Hop incorporates rhythm, isolations, arm movement & footwork. Our classes teach popping, locking, waving, breaking & more! This class is perfect for beginner–intermediate students! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 7-11 YEARS 16271 T 7/9-7/23 6-7pm DSD $45

JUNIOR/TEEN CONTEMPORARY 1

Your dancer will learn technique and Contemporary dance during our dynamic and energetic class. Set to age appropriate music, this class will introduce Contemporary dance while encouraging fun, cardiovascular health. Your dancer is also sure to make a friend or two! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 7+ YEARS 16274 TH 7/11-7/25 8-9pm DSD $45

JUNIOR TUMBLING

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Perfect for the beginning tumbler, our class will introduce your child to gymnastic positions, body control and awareness. Class focuses on mastery of the basic body positions, balance, rolling, weight transfer and the building of strength necessary for more advanced skills. Student is responsible for providing own active wear specific to the class being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 7-11 YEARS 16272 TH 7/11-7/25 7-8pm DSD $45

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years MINI COMBO

Perfect for beginning dancers, our combo class introduces tap, jazz, and some ballet in a safe, professional environment. Dance is a great way to build coordination, encourage physical fitness and develop listening skills. Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 5-7 YEARS 16273 SAT 7/13-7/27 11am-12pm DSD $45

MINI HIP HOP

Get your Mini dancer moving with our energetic and exciting class! For dancers ages 5-7, Mini Hip Hop is set to clean, upbeat music in our friendly professional dance studio. Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 5-7 YEARS 16276 SAT 7/13-7/27 9-10am DSD $45

MINI TUMBLING

Perfect for the beginning tumbler, our class will introduce your child to gymnastic positions, body control and awareness. Class focuses on mastery of the basic body positions, balance, rolling, weight transfer and the building of strength necessary for more advanced skills. Student is responsible for providing own active wear specific to the class being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 5-7 YEARS 16277 TH 7/11-7/25 6-7pm DSD $45

TEEN HIP HOP I/2

An urban dance form choreographed to hip hop and rap music (clean and edited). Hip Hop incorporates rhythm, isolations, arm movement and footwork. These classes teach popping, locking, waving, breaking and more. Hip Hop enhances strength and good cardiovascular fitness in a fun and funky way! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 11+ YEARS 16275 T 7/9-7/23 7-8pm DSD $45

TEEN HIP HOP 3/4

Designed for the intermediate-advanced dancer, and choreographed to hip hop & rap music (clean & edited), our Hip Hop class incorporates rhythm, isolations, arm movement & footwork. Classes teach popping, locking, waving and more. Hip Hop enhances strength and good cardiovascular fitness in a fun and funky way! Student is responsible for providing own dance wear and dance shoes specific to the dance style being taught. Desert Star Dance (DSD) is located at 1020 E. Ray Rd. Suite 7 Chandler 85225. 11+ YEARS 16278 T 7/9-7/23 8-9pm DSD $45

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Enrichment ACT BOOTCAMP

Are you looking for a quick and effective way to improve your test scores? These ACT Boot Camp classes are an intensive four-hour workshop that focus on strategy; how to take the test, how to avoid the traps, and preparing for the writing section. We provide you the most up to date test prep information. Presentations are given with visual Power Point backup, and students are provided a binder containing the workshop information including practice questions, tips and vocabulary lists. Students, please bring pencils, paper and calculators to class. 13-20 YEARS 15932 SAT 5/18 9am-1pm SERL $99 16279 SAT 6/29 9am-1pm SERL $99 Instructor: Test Prep Boot Camp Staff

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

Being Self Reliant After High School! This 5 hour intensive course will prepare students for the next steps after high school. Participants will gain independence and confidence in beginning a career or a college education and be given the tools needed to navigate these new situations successfully, from finances and student loans to time management and healthful living. Students will leave with a polished resume, completed scholarship, job, and college applications, a monthly budget, and more. Please bring a sack lunch, and a laptop computer or something to take notes with. 16-19 YEARS 16280 SAT 6/1 9am-2pm SERL $95 16281 SAT 6/8 9am-2pm SERL $95 16282 SAT 6/15 9am-2pm SERL $95 16283 SAT 6/22 9am-2pm SERL $95 16284 SAT 6/29 9am-2pm SERL $95 16285 SAT 7/6 9am-2pm SERL $95 16286 SAT 7/13 9am-2pm SERL $95 16287 SAT 7/20 9am-2pm SERL $95 16288 SAT 7/27 9am-2pm SERL $95 Instructor: Abigayle Davis

SAT BOOTCAMP

Are you looking for a quick and effective way to improve your test scores? This SAT Boot Camp classes is an intensive four-hour workshop that focuses on strategy; how to take the test, how to avoid the traps, and preparing for the writing section. We provide you the most up to date test prep information. Presentations are given with visual Power Point backup, and students are provided a binder containing the workshop information including practice questions, tips and vocabulary lists. Students, please bring pencils, paper and calculators to class. 13-20 YEARS 15931 SAT 5/11 9am-1pm SERL $99 Instructor: Test Prep Bootcamp Staff

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years Equestrian ADVANCED HORSEMANSHIP

Prerequisite: Must have taken Intermediate Horsemanship in the past year. This fast paced class is designed to work with those who want training techniques for both horse and rider. We will work more intensively on each student’s abilities and areas they wish to progress in such as trail riding, western pleasure, barrel racing, roping and team penning. We will cover fundamentals of each area of interest for each student. Students under 18 must have parent/guardian sign a liability waiver at first class. Swingin’ C Ranch (SCR) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 6+ YEARS 15444 T 5/7-5/28 6:30-7:30pm SCR $141 Instructor: Swingin’ C Ranch Staff

BEGINNING HORSEMANSHIP

This class is designed to teach students the basics of Western riding horsemanship. We will begin with grooming, general care and saddling safely. We will cover mounting and dismounting, proper posture and balance when riding. We will work with each student on simple control techniques such as asking the horses to walk and stop. Students under 18 must have parent/guardian sign a liability waiver at first class. Swingin’ C Ranch (SCR) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 6+ YEARS 15445 T 5/7-5/28 5:30-6:30pm SCR $141 16292 T 6/4-6/25 5:30-6:30pm SCR $141 Instructor: Swingin’ C Ranch Staff

INTERMEDIATE HORSEMANSHIP

Prerequisite: Must have taken Beginning Horsemanship or Introduction to Horsemanship in the past year. This class will focus on more specific control and Western riding techniques such as getting the horse to respond to certain cues and learning how to post while in a trot. We will cover different gaits, as well as identifying the gait and correct leads while mounted. Students under 18 must have parent/guardian sign a liability waiver at first class. Swingin’ C Ranch (SCR) is located at 43757 N. Coyote Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. 6+ YEARS 16293 T 6/4-6/25 6:30-7:30pm SCR $141 Instructor: Swingin’ C Ranch Staff

Gymnastics & Movement DYNAMIC GYMNASTICS

Dynamic Gymnastics is designed for those beginning athletes who are new the sport of tumbling and gymnastics. Teaching the basic gymnastic elements and building confidence with the required skills needed to advance. Dynamic gymnastics focuses on strength and flexibility, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels and round-offs, backbend flexibility, handstands and the back handspring. 7-8 YEARS 15998 F 6/7-7/26 1-1:45pm CC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

GYMNASTICS 101

BEGINNER LEVEL: Best recommended for kids needing help to master the basic skills. Improve strength, flexibility, coordination and balance in a positive, upbeat environment. Class encourages confidence and fitness and teaches kids valuable skills to take them to the next level. Progression is at-their-own-pace and they’ll enjoy social interaction with peers. Focus on floor gymnastics basic skills; front/back rolls, handstands, cartwheels, backbends and balancing 5-8 YEARS 16161 T 5/28-7/23 5:15-6:05pm MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA 16162 SAT 6/1-7/27 10:30-11:20am MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA 6-9 YEARS 16163 M 6/3-7/22 4-4:50pm MPAC $42 Instructor: TBA 16164 W 6/5-7/24 10:40-11:30am MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco 8-12 YEARS 16165 T 5/28-7/23 2-2:50pm MPAC $47 16166 SAT 6/1-7/27 11:30am-12:25pm MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA

GYMNASTICS 102

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Best recommended for kids who have mastered the basic skills of Gymnastics 101 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. Best suited for those that can lower into a backbend with minimal spotting or independently. 6-12 YEARS 16167 T 5/28-7/23 3-3:55pm MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA 16168 W 6/5-7/24 11:40am-12:30pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

GYMNASTICS 103

ADVANCED LEVEL: Best recommended for kids who have mastered the skills of Gymnastics 101 & 102 and have prior gymnastics background. This class is a continuation of skill development from Gymnastics 102 with more emphasis on safety, strength, body control, proper execution and an understanding of terminology and performance technique. Best suited for those that can lower into a backbend and return from a standing position independently. 6-12 YEARS 16169 W 6/5-7/24 12:40-1:35pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years TUMBLE & SHOUT

Need a positive outlet for your child’s energy and excitement? This beginning class is a great introduction to tumbling and floor gymnastics. Participants will have a terrific time learning somersaults, backbends, handstands, cartwheels, and round offs. Your child will be head over heels for this class. 6-12 YEARS 16430 M 6/3-7/22 3-3:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

TUMBLING 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. 5-10 YEARS 16431 M 6/3-7/22 4-4:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

TUMBLING 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. 7-12 YEARS 13432 M 6/3-7/22 5-5:45pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

TUMBLING 200

ADVANCED 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. 7-13 YEARS 16433 M 6/3-7/22 6-6:50pm FRC $42 Instructor: Jenn Myers

Health & Fitness CAMP FIT “EXTREME GAMES”

These FUN fitness classes use energizing music that kids know and love along with fitness equipment and props to add variety and challenge to every class. We provide 30-45 minutes of VIGOROUS physical activity while teaching the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Classes include: Circuit Training, Cardio, Strength and Endurance Training, Obstacle Courses, Relay Races, and Team Building Exercise. 7-12 YEARS 16294 T 6/4-7/23 10:50-11:20am MPAC $50 Instructor: Stretch-n-Grow Staff

KIDS YOGA

Kids will learn self-calming and stress reduction techniques while they learn various yoga poses for improving strength, coordination and flexibility. Each class will incorporate different themed poses to add fun and variety; nature poses such as tree and butterfly, bird poses like eagle and pigeon or ocean poses like surfer (Warrior) and fish. Yoga mats available. 8-14 YEARS 16170 F 6/14-7/26 10-10:50am MPAC $39 Instructor: Jeanette Runnings

Martial Arts SANCHIN-RYU KARATE

Sanchin-Ryu is an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size and strength, age and athletic ability aren’t factors in defending one’s self. Taught on an individual basis, students study in a non-competitive environment while working on Sanchin-Ryu’s practical movements and non-nonsense approach to self-defense. To truly understand every facet of conflict resolution we study three levels of self-defense awareness; physical, mental and emotional. Emphasis is on having fun, building self-confidence, coordination, and leadership skills through the study of a true martial art. Classes are taught in a fun, highenergy environment. Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. Instructors: Black Belts; Steven Ahles 7th Dan, Doug Sawyer 3rd Dan, and Brent Sawyer 3rd Dan.

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADVANCED

This advanced class will be structured for those students holding the rank of Purple belt or higher. Students will study advanced Sanchin-Ryu forms and their hand to hand application. 9+ YEARS 16297 W 5/29-7/24 6:30-8:30pm MPAC $90 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-FAMILY

For individuals and families from all walks of life. Come study the full form of Sanchin-Ryu, an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size or strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. Have fun learning a true martial Art in a non-competitive, fun, highenergy environment. Family participation is encouraged. Open to all levels of students. 6+ YEARS 16301 T 5/28-7/23 6:30-7:30pm CC $45 16298 W 5/29-7/24 5:30-6:30pm MPAC $45 16299 F 5/31-7/26* 6:30-7:30pm FRC $40 16300 SAT 6/1-7/27* 9:30-10:30am FRC $40 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 7/12 & 7/13

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE & SELF-DEFENSE FOR YOUTH

Students will learn alternatives to fighting and be empowered with techniques to handle everyday scenarios they may encounter at work, school, the park, and even among friends. In a fun, high-energy, go-atyour-own pace environment students build self-confidence, develop focus, discipline and physical fitness. Students are taught the full form of Sanchin-Ryu, an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size or strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. These classes are age appropriate for content and situational subjects. 6-12 YEARS 16296 T 5/28-7/23 5:30-6:30pm CC $45 16295 F 5/31-7/26* 4:30-5:30pm FRC $40 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 7/12

Special Interest ASHI CHILD & BABYSITTING SAFETY TRAINING CLASS

ASHI Child & Babysitting Safety Training Class, CABS is geared towards teens and young adults interested in a babysitting business, or who have responsibility for younger family members. Course Topics include: •Becoming a babysitter •Babysitting business basics •Safety on the job •Caring for kids and their basic needs •Handwashing and hygiene •Food preparation •Diapers and helping kids use the bathroom •Playtime •Managing challenging behavior •Naps and bedtime •Recognizing a problem •Getting help •Before help arrives •Bringing it all together. Students will receive a workbook and a two-year certificate upon completion. 11-16 YEARS 15458 SAT 4/27 9:30am-1:30pm SERL $55 16302 SAT 5/25 9:30am-1:30pm SERL $55 16303 SAT 6/15 9:30am-1:30pm SERL $55 16304 SAT 6/29 9:30am-1:30pm SERL $55 16305 SAT 7/27 9:30am-1:30pm SERL $55 Instructor: Cross Lifeline Emergency Staff

CHARM & ETIQUETTE

Charm School for Young Ladies is a class focused on building esteem and teaching the valuable social skills that are not formally taught outside of traditional charm and etiquette schools. Young ladies learn appropriate behavior, etiquette and social decorum, table manners, dress and personal grooming, relationships and self-respect. Give your daughters an edge in social grace and class. A $10 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 13-16 YEARS 16306 SAT 6/1-6/29 10-11am MPAC $89 Instructor: Arizona Academy of Charm Staff

CREATIVE WRITING AND PUBLISHING WORKSHOPS

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

FICTION WRITING STORY STRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Award winning writer and author Marilyn June Janson M.S. Ed. shares her foolproof method to create the perfect short story or novel. 10+ YEARS 16308 SAT 6/1 10am-12pm SERL $25

YOUNG ADULT WRITING: FICTION & NONFICTION

Fiction and Nonfiction Fantasy, Sci-Fi, teen, and New Adult. Award Winning Writer Marilyn J. Janson M.S. Ed. shares her foolproof story structure, character, and world building method with you. 10+ YEARS 16311 SAT 6/15 10am-12pm SERL $25

FICTION SCENE WRITING

Bedazzle your readers with dialogue, action, fabulous description, characters, and cliffhangers. 10+ YEARS 16309 SAT 6/8 10am-12pm SERL $25

SCREENPLAY WRITING

Turn you novel, memoir, and short stories into a screenplay. Award winning writer and author Marilyn June Janson M.S. Ed. guides you through the process to integrate dialogue, action, and story into the proper format. 10+ YEARS 16310 SAT 6/22 10am-12pm SERL $25

TRAVEL AND PERSONAL ESSAY WRITING

Write compelling essays about your adventures, passions, overcoming adversity, memoirs, family history, and stories. 10+ YEARS 16312 SAT 7/27 10am-12pm SERL $25

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years INSTANT GUITAR FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Materials Fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for the workbook and practice DVD. 13+ YEARS 16313 W 6/19 6:15-8:45pm MPAC $30 Instructor: Craig Coffman

MODEL ROCKET WORKSHOPS

Come build and paint your very own model rocket! After the rockets are built you will be able to launch it and watch as it lifts into the sky. We will finish off the fun morning with a bucket drumming circle. All supplies are included. Please bring sunglasses for the rocket launch. These workshops will take place at the ramada near the batting cages at Freestone Park 7+ YEARS 16314 TH 5/30 9-11am FPARK $50 16315 TH 6/6 9-11am FPARK $50 16316 TH 6/13 9-11am FPARK $50 16317 TH 6/20 9-11am FPARK $50 16318 TH 6/27 9-11am FPARK $50 16319 TH 7/11 9-11am FPARK $50 16320 TH 7/18 9-11am FPARK $50 16321 TH 7/25 9-11am FPARK $50 Instructor: Kyle Smith

Sports ARCHERY CLASSES IN GILBERT

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

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

All ages welcome. All equipment is provided. Come learn to shoot like the Olympians. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center. A $20 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 8+ YEARS 16322 SAT 6/1-6/29* 9-10am GAR $60 16323 SAT 7/6-7/27 9-10am GAR $60 Instructor: Gilbert Archery Staff *No class 6/22

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ARCHERY FOR INTERMEDIATES

If you’ve taken our beginning class and want to continue refining your skills, this is the class for you. Equipment is provided. You may bring your own equipment, but it will need to pass a safety check. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center. A $20 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 8+ YEARS 16324 SAT 6/1-6/29 10:15-11:15am GAR $60 16325 SAT 7/6-7/27 10:15-11:15am GAR $60 Instructor: Gilbert Archery Staff

ARCHERY FUN

Bring the whole family for weekly fun night. All ages 8+ welcome, no experience necessary. Earn medals while making paintings, playing tic-tactoe, and more, all while shooting a bow. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center. A $25 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 8+ YEARS 16326 T 5/28-7/2 5-6pm GAR $100 Instructor: Gilbert Archery Staff

AWESOME ATHLETES FOR YOUTH

Dribble, dunk and dash your way into this AWESOME sports class! Designed to give your little athlete a sampling of soccer, basketball, flag football, t-ball and a whole lot more! This is a great opportunity for your kiddo to join the team, have fun and practice good sportsmanship, following directions and teamwork. Grab your glove and register today to knock it out at the Rec! Participants must wear tennis shoes. 5-8 YEARS 16171 TH 6/6-7/25* 11:40am-12:30pm MPAC $37 Instructor: Betsy Vacco *No class 7/4 8-12 YEARS 16172 W 5/29-7/24 1-1:50pm MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA

BASKETBALL TRAINING CAMP

This high intensity co-ed camp is taught by a former sports coach. Focus will be on dribbling, shooting, passing and the fundamentals of the game. Drills and conditioning will be incorporated to help develop and strengthen your baller. A strong emphasis will be on good sportsmanship, teamwork and having fun both on and off the court. Come have a ball with us! All levels are welcome. Equipment will be provided. Participants must wear tennis shoes. 6-9 YEARS 16175 TH 5/30-6/20 4:15-5:05pm MPAC $24 16176 TH 6/27-7/25* 4:15-5:05pm MPAC $24 9-14 YEARS 16177 TH 5/30-6/20 5:10-6pm MPAC $24 16178 TH 6/27-7/25* 5:10-6pm MPAC $24 Instructor: TBA *No class 7/4

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years BEGINNING BASKETBALL

This beginner only class will introduce the basic fundamentals of basketball which includes developing proper footwork, ball handling, and shooting skills. The focus of this class is to emphasize sportsmanship and teamwork while also having fun. Participants are welcome to bring their own ball and water. 7-10 YEARS 16434 W 5/29-7/24 5-5:45pm FRC $47 Instructor: Trevor Henry

BEGINNING VOLLEYBALL

Introduce and review basic volleyball skills: bump, set, spike, and serve. Learn the game through drills and skill instruction. Participants need to wear tennis shoes and may bring their own volleyball to class each day. 7-12 YEARS 16435 T 5/28-7/23 5-5:45pm FRC $47 Instructor: Jake Magruder

BEGINNERS EDGE SPORTS TRAINING CLASSES

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

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

Our industry-leading 4-Sport program brings you multiple weeks of 4 fantastic sports: Soccer, Baseball/Softball, Basketball & Track. We will teach your player how to kick and control a soccer ball, how to hit, catch, throw and run the bases, shoot and dribble a basketball and running, jumping and building strength + endurance in our Track & Field program. Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level. Please bring an age-appropriate soccer ball for the first week. A batting tee and a basketball will be needed later in the session. 5-8 YEARS 16328 SUN 6/9-7/28 12:15-1pm FRC $98 7-10 YEARS 16329 W 6/5-7/24 6:30-7:30pm MPAC $98 16327 SAT 6/8-7/27 12-1pm FRC $98 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff

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

Our industry-leading weekly soccer class will teach your kids the skills of soccer by offering activities such as: dribbling, kicking, throw-ins, goalie skills, (age permitting: scrimmaging) and more! Our goal and focus is to maintain an energetic & highly active program that will teach, encourage and advance your young players regardless of their skill level. Please bring an age appropriate soccer ball with your child’s name on it, a water bottle and lots of energy! 5-8 YEARS 16330 F 6/7-7/26 4:45-5:30pm FRC $98 Instructor: B.E.S.T. Staff

GOLF READY JUNIOR SERIES (LEVEL 1)

Coach Mike Arrigoni, PGA Professional will provide instruction, perfect for both the true beginner and newly intermediate level junior golfer. They will develop a proper pre-shot routine and jump right into making full swings and hitting golf balls. They will learn proper practice habits and finish ready to tackle the golf course. Rules, etiquette and golf course management will be taught accordingly. Advancement to the Golf Better Junior Series (Level II) will be determined by Coach Mike. Class limited to 10 players. Closed toed shoes are required. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. Week 1 Pre-shot fundamentals and basic swing shape Week 2 Chipping and putting Week 3 Driver swing 8-12 & 13-17 YEARS 16331 T 5/14-5/28 5-6pm WS $95 16332 T 6/11-6/25 5-6pm WS $95 16333 T 7/9-7/23 5-6pm WS $95 16334 W 5/15-5/29 5-6pm WS $95 16335 W 6/12-6/26 5-6pm WS $95 16336 W 7/10-7/24 5-6pm WS $95 16337 SAT 5/18-6/1 10-11am WS $95 16338 SAT 6/15-6/29 10-11am WS $95 16339 SAT 7/13-7/27 10-11am WS $95 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

GOLF BETTER JUNIOR SERIES (LEVEL II)

Coach Mike Arrigoni, PGA Professional will provide instruction, perfect for the junior golfer who is already playing golf or has the required skills to start playing on the golf course. Players will redevelop proper swing positions and start to achieve a more consistent ball flight. They will learn proper practice habits and finish ready to shoot lower scores on the golf course. Rules, etiquette and golf course management will be taught accordingly. *Advancement to Tournament Prep Junior Series (Level III) will be determined by Coach Mike. *Class limited to 6 players Week 1 Irons – swing shape and solid contact Week 2 Pitching and putting - aim and speed control Week 3 Driver – launch angle and maximum distance 8-12 & 13-17 YEARS 16340 TH 5/16-5/30 5-6pm WS $115 16341 TH 6/13-6/27 5-6pm WS $115 16342 TH 7/11-7/25 5-6pm WS $115 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Youth/Teen Classes 5-16 Years BASIC ICE SKATING I

Have you ever wanted to learn to ice skate? What better way to keep cool! Come on down to AZ ICE Gilbert and learn how to ice skate - it’s the closest thing to flying! Our Introsk8 program is designed to get skaters comfortable with the basics of ice skating, including getting up and falling down, moving forward, stopping and overall skating safety! The class is a 1/2 hour in duration and will prepare skaters for further skating in the AZ ICE Gilbert group lesson structure! Come skate with us! Ice skates are provided. AZ Ice (AI) is located at 2305 E Knox Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. 7-13 YEARS 16343 SAT 6/1 11:05-11:35am AI $15 16344 SAT 6/15 11:05-11:35am AI $15 16345 SAT 6/29 11:05-11:35am AI $15 16346 SAT 7/13 11:05-11:35am AI $15 16347 SAT 7/27 11:05-11:35am AI $15 Instructor: AZ Ice Staff

INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL

This class will build on the skills learned in Beginning Basketball with a focus on improving agility, hand-eye coordination, ball handling, passing and catching, flexibility and conditioning through a variety of skills and activities. Skill development and understanding of the game will also be a key focus. 8-11 YEARS 16436 W 5/29-7/24 6-6:45pm FRC $47 Instructor: Trevor Henry

INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL

Players will build on the skills learned in Beginning Basketball, with a focus on improving passing, dribbling, and shooting, while also understanding the proper footwork and movement in basketball. Players will develop an understanding of the game as they are introduced to some basketball terminology and game based play, including rules and regulations. Participants are welcome to bring their own ball and water. 9-15 YEARS 16437 T 5/29-7/23 6-7pm FRC $47 Instructor: Jake Magruder

KIDDIE KICKERS-YOUTH

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 sportmanship, teamwork and appropriate classroom behavior are encouraged. Participants must wear tennis shoes. 5-8 YEARS 16173 T 5/28-7/23 11-11:45am MPAC $47 9-14 YEARS 16828 T 5/28-7/23 12-12:50pm MPAC $47 Instructor: Delbert Adair

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MEGA SUPER SPORTS MANIA-YOUTH

Your super star will learn the basic skills of a variety of sports and games that will help build strong bones and healthy bodies. We’ll focus on motor skills, balance, coordination, flexibility and social development as we interact and have fun. Concentration will be on soccer, basketball, t-ball, hockey, kickball and tennis. Participants must wear tennis shoes. 5-8 YEARS 16179 M 6/3-7/22 12-12:50pm MPAC $42 Instructor: Betsy Vacco 16180 SAT 6/1-7/27 9:30-10:20am MPAC $47 Instructor: TBA

SPORTBALL INDOOR BASKETBALL

Slamdunk! Sportball basketball programs are non-competitive and skillbased, providing children with the opportunity to learn how to play basketball with the help of experienced coaches. Programs focus on these fundamental skills of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting, pivoting, defense and more in in fun, exciting, skill-focused play. Please bring a basketball with your child’s name on it. 7-10 YEARS 16348 TH 6/13-8/8* 5:30-6:30pm FRC $128 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 7/4

SPORTBALL INDOOR VOLLEYBALL

For kids looking to develop and refine their skills in a fun, safe environment without the stress and high ratios of a competitive league. Certified Sportball coaches recognize and teach to a child’s individual skill level, enabling each child to progress in-line with their abilities. Skills include serve, bump, set, spike and more! All equipment is provided. 8-12 YEARS 16349 TH 6/13-8/8* 6:30-7:30pm FRC $128 Instructor: Sportball Staff *No class 7/4

GILBERT YOUTH SPORTS COALITIONS

PLEASE NOTE: Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department does not manage these progeams. This information is provided as a courtesy. Please contact the organziations directly for program information. American Youth Soccer Organization

Gilbert Softball Little League

ayso688.org

azgsll.org

Arizona Soccer Club

Gilbert Youth Football League

arizonasoccerclub.com

gilbertyouthfootballleague.com

Gilbert American Little League

Gilbert Youth Soccer Organization

gilbertlittleleague.com

azgysa.com

Gilbert National Little League

Southeast Diamondbacks Little League

eteamz.com/gnll

eteamz/com/sediamondbacks

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LEAGUE FEE

Sports league registration is done entirely online at GilbertRecreation.com beginning at 7am on 3/19. Registration is accepted until the league is full.

5/5/2019

$370 singleheaders $585 doubleheaders per team

Sports league registration is done entirely online at GilbertRecreation.com beginning at 7am on 3/19. Registration is accepted until the league is full.

4/28/2019

$495 per team

Sports league registration is done entirely online at GilbertRecreation.com beginning at 7am on 3/19. Registration is accepted until the league is full.

4/29/2019

$280 per team

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Youth & Adult Sports Gilbert Parks and Recreation is thrilled to be offering year round sports at Cactus Yards. leagues begin at various times throughout the year. Program informaion is available at GilbertAZ.gov/CactusYards. Register at GilbertRecreation.com

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REGISTRATION DATES

LEAGUE FEE

Softball - Cactus Yards Men’s Co-Ed

Season 3 Softball registration begins 7am on 5/21. Deadline to register is June 7th or when league fills.

$685 per team

Adult Kickball Co-Ed

Season 3 Kickball registration begins 7am on 5/21. Deadline to register is June 7th or when league fills

$450 per team

Indoor Soccer Men’s Women’s Co-Ed

Season 3 Soccer registration begins 7am on 5/21. Deadline to register is June 7th or when league fills.

$750 per team

League Offering and Registration Dates Subject to Change Due to Rain Outs/Field Availability Visit GilbertAZ.gov/CactusYards for updates

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LEAGUE FEE

Youth Soccer 5-12 years

Season 3 Youth Soccer registration begins 7am on 5/7. Deadline to register is May 24th or when league fills.

$90 per player

Season 4 Youth Soccer registration begins 7am on 7/2. Deadline to register is Jul 19th or when league fills.

$90 per player

Youth Soccer 5-12 years

League Offering and Registration Dates Subject to Change Due to Rain Outs/Field Availability Visit GilbertAZ.gov/CactusYards for updates

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Adult Classes 16+ Years Arts & Crafts ART-OIL PAINTING

Want to learn how to paint with oils? Now’s your chance! Learn basic color theory and how to mix and apply paints. You’ll end up with a masterpiece you’ll be proud to hang on your wall. All levels welcome. Students will provide their own supplies. A supply list will be provided the first day of class. 16+YEARS 15992 F 5/31-7/26 10:30am-12pm CC $78 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

ART-DRAWING

A drawing is the starting point of every work of art. Learn how to compose a masterpiece through perspective, shading, texture, and more in this fluid class that will take you places! Supplies will be provided. 16+YEARS 15990 T 5/28-7/23 5:15-6:45pm CC $78 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

ART-WATERCOLOR

In this class we will explore the world of aqueous media. Come try your hand at painting still lifes, flowers, weraths, and more; all while using water soluble paint! 16+YEARS 15991 F 5/31-7/26 12:30-2pm CC $78 Instructor: Lisa Martineau

Health & Fitness BARRE CLASS

Get ready to get your summer body into amazing shape with barre! We focus on isometric strength training while combining high repetitions and small range of motion movements. Barre is a combination of ballet, yoga, pilates and dance fusion. This 45 minute class moves quickly, but is the best workout targeting arms, core, thighs and booty and will leave you feeling amazing and ready to come back for more! 16+ YEARS 16182 M 6/3-7/22 6-6:45pm MPAC $42 16183 W 5/29-7/24 6-6:45pm MPAC $47 Instructor: Karen Fleissner

INDOOR FITNESS FOR LADIES

True Body Fitness offers a fun and friendly way to torch calories. Classes are taught by a Certified Personal Trainer, Maggie Colecchia, who can modify or progress workouts so ALL FITNESS LEVELS ARE WELCOME. Silver Sneakers FLEX is now accepted for all classes. In order to register with the Silver Sneakers FLEX program, you must come to class early to get registered. Flexible options allow you to decide how many classes to take each month: 4, 6, 8, 10 or unlimited. Bring your yoga mat and water. See course code 15510 for April, 15511 for May, 16350 for June, 16351 for July. 4 Class Package-$30 10 Class Package-$60 6 Class Package-$40 Unlimited Class Package-$70 8 Class Package-$50 Trial Class-$10

GENTLE YOGA

Using mild Yoga poses to create balance in our bodies to promote strength, flexibility and endurance. This is a beginner’s class. 16+ YEARS M 6:45-7:30pm SERL W 6:45-7:30pm SERL (Co-Ed)

TOTAL BODY TONING

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

GENTLE YOGA by TRUE BODY FITNESS

Using mild Yoga poses to create balance in our bodies to promote strength, flexibility and endurance. This is a beginner’s class. 16+ YEARS 15516 W 5/1-5/22 6:45-7:30pm SERL $50 16352 W 6/5-6/26 6:45-7:30pm SERL $50 16353 W 7/3-7/31 6:45-7:30pm SERL $50 Instructor: Maggie Collechia

BEGINNING YOGA

This class is for those interested in learning more about yoga. We will work on traditional yoga poses both standing and sitting, breathing techniques and simple meditation practices. This class is perfect for beginners. Yoga mats available. 16+ YEARS 16184 M 6/10-7/22 6-7pm MPAC $39 16185 F 6/14-7/26 9-10am MPAC $39 Instructor: Jeanette Runnings

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Adult Classes 16+ Years MOMMY & ME FIT

This moderate paced class is open to expectant and babywearing moms! This is a time-based class focusing on full body moves, core stability and everyday functionality. A great way to prepare for labor & delivery, getting back in shape (healthy recovery) and promoting bonding with baby! Pre-crawlers are also welcome to hang out with mom during class if you choose not to wear baby. A blanket/floor mat or infant seat is recommended. On-site childcare for older siblings provided for $5 per child. This class takes place at Modern Milk Gilbert (MMG) located at 3244 E. Guadalupe Rd. Ste. 106, Gilbert, AZ 85233. 18+ YEARS 16358 M 6/3-7/29 10:15-11am MMG $90 16359 F 5/31-7/26 9:30-10:15am MMG $90 Instructor: Modern Milk Staff

PRENATAL YOGA

This comprehensive prenatal yoga class focuses on preparing women physically, mentally and emotionally for the beautiful process of childbirth and motherhood. This class will increase strength, physical and mental endurance, flexibility, breath and body awareness, while reducing fatigue and improving relaxation. Prenatal yoga can also help to reduce back pain and other common ailments associated with pregnancy such as nausea, tight hips, and heartburn. You will enjoy connecting with your baby and other mamas-to-be in this fun and relaxing class. This class is also perfect for postpartum mamas looking for a gentle practice. This class takes place at Modern Milk Gilbert (MMG) located at 3244 E. Guadalupe Rd. Ste. 106, Gilbert, AZ 85233. 18+ YEARS 16360 M 6/3-7/1 5:45-7pm MMG $50 16361 SAT 6/1-6/29 9-10:15am MMG $50 Instructor: Modern Milk Staff

SWORD STRENGTH

Looking to sculpt your biceps, triceps, and core? Holding a wooden sword (bokken), bring out your inner warrior for an hour of fun cardio mixed with resistance training to target your arms and core. We will whittle away your middle, but we will also strengthen your back, chest and glutes! We provide the sword and all equipment. Just bring a Yoga mat, towel and water and get ready to work your powerhouse (core). 16+ YEARS 15524 W 5/1-5/22 6-6:45pm SERL $50 16356 W 6/5-6/26 6-6:45pm SERL $50 16357 W 7/3-7/31 6-6:45pm SERL $50 Instructor: Maggie Colecchia

SWORD STRENGTH AND GENTLE YOGA BUNDLE

Martial Arts SANCHIN-RYU KARATE

Sanchin-Ryu is an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size and strength, age and athletic ability aren’t factors in defending one’s self. Taught on an individual basis, students study in a noncompetitive environment while working on SanchinRyu’s practical movements and non-nonsense approach to self-defense. To truly understand every facet of conflict resolution we study three levels of self-defense awareness; physical, mental and emotional. Emphasis is on having fun, building self-confidence, coordination, and leadership skills through the study of a true martial art. Classes are taught in a fun, highenergy environment. Instructors: Black Belts; Steven Ahles, 7th Dan, Doug Sawyer, 3rd Dan, and Brent Sawyer 3rd Dan.

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE-ADULT

Students will learn alternatives to fighting and be empowered with techniques to handle everyday scenarios they may encounter at work, school, the park and even among friends. In a fun, high-energy, go-atyour-own pace environment students build self-confidence, develop focus, discipline and physical fitness. Students are taught the full form of Sanchin-Ryu, an artistic form of self-defense designed in a way, so that size, strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. 16+ YEARS 16364 SAT 6/1-7/27* 8-9:30am FRC $60 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 7/13

SANCHIN-RYU KARATE WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE

Learn street-wise techniques designed in a way, so that size, strength, age or athletic ability are not factors in defending one’s self. Learn to act on stressful situations rather than being controlled by them. Sign up for this class by yourself or with a family member or friend! Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and covers the shoulders. 16+ YEARS 16362 TH 5/30-7/25* 10-11am MPAC $35 16363 SAT 6/15 12-2:30pm FRC $24 Instructor: Sanchin-Ryu Karate Staff *No class 7/4 & 7/11

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.

Take both the Gentle Yoga and Sword Strength by True Body Fitness for the same dates and get a bundled price. If you are taking both classes, you must register for the bundle in order to receive the discounted rate. See the class descriptions above. 16+ YEARS 15517 W 5/1-5/22 6-7:30pm SERL $75 16354 W 6/5-6/26 6-7:30pm SERL $75 16355 W 7/3-7/31 6-7:30pm SERL $75 Instructor: Maggie Collechia

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Adult Classes 16+ Years Special Interest ASHI, AED, CPR & FIRST AID TRAINING- ADULT, CHILD & INFANT

This class is for individuals who desire, or who are required to be certified, in Basic First Aid, Adult, Child, Infant CPR and the use of an AED. This class is not for medical professionals or professional rescuers. Class topics include: •Legal Considerations •Personal Safety •Sudden Cardiac Arrest •Chest Compressions •Rescue Breaths •Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) •Choking •Control of Bleeding •Shock •Head, Neck, or Back Injury •Burns •Altered Mental Status •Stroke •Hypoglycemia •Seizure •Severe Allergic Reaction •Poisoning •Bites and Stings •Heat Emergencies •Cold Emergencies •Emotional Considerations. Students will receive a workbook and a two-year certificate upon completion. 16+ YEARS 15529 W 5/1 5:30-9pm SERL $40 16365 W 6/5 5:30-9pm SERL $40 16366 W 8/7 5:30-9pm SERL $40 Instructor: Cross’ Lifeline Emergency Staff

CHORDS ARE KEY FOR GUITAR

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

CHORDS ARE KEY FOR PIANO

Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song, any style, any key! Materials Fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for the workbook and practice CD. 18+ YEARS 16367 T 6/18 6:15-8:45pm MPAC $30 Instructor: Craig Coffman

CREATIVE WRITING AND PUBLISHING WORKSHOPS

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

FICTION WRITING STORY STRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Award winning writer and author Marilyn June Janson M.S. Ed. shares her foolproof method to create the perfect short story or novel. 10+ YEARS 16308 SAT 6/1 10am-12pm SERL $25

YOUNG ADULT WRITING: FICTION & NONFICTION

Fiction and Nonfiction Fantasy, Sci-Fi, teen, and New Adult. Award Winning Writer Marilyn J. Janson M.S. Ed. shares her foolproof story structure, character, and world building method with you. 10+ YEARS 16311 SAT 6/15 10am-12pm SERL $25

FICTION SCENE WRITING

Bedazzle your readers with dialogue, action, fabulous description, characters, and cliffhangers. 10+ YEARS 16309 SAT 6/8 10am-12pm SERL $25

SCREENPLAY WRITING

Turn you novel, memoir, and short stories into a screenplay. Award winning writer and author Marilyn June Janson M.S. Ed. guides you through the process to integrate dialogue, action, and story into the proper format. 10+ YEARS 16310 SAT 6/22 10am-12pm SERL $25

TRAVEL AND PERSONAL ESSAY WRITING

Write compelling essays about your adventures, passions, overcoming adversity, memoirs, family history, and stories. 10+ YEARS 16312 SAT 7/27 10am-12pm SERL $25

FIRST FIVE YEARS®

First Five Years® is a 4 session series which provides the latest skills and information for parenting children ages 0-5. Topics include temperament, brain development, self-calming, positive discipline, and school readiness. First Five Years® is provided FREE by Arizona’s Children Association in collaboration with Family SPOT Resource Centers and is funded by First Things First. Free materials and gifts for participating are included. ACA staff will provide free childcare during these workshops. Parents/Caregivers of Children BIRTH-5 YEARS 16368 T 7/2-7/23 6-7:30pm SERL FREE Instructor: Arizona’s Children Association Staff

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Adult Classes 16+ Years Sports

PHOTO ORGANIZATION & SCRAPBOOKING

The Scrapbooking Workshop is an open, fun workshop surrounded by other scrapbookers and photo organizers. You will have space and time to complete your albums. The workshop is open to all digital and traditional scrapbookers as well as those who attended the Digital Photo Stress to Digital Photo Peace class. Tips and ideas will be shared throughout the day. You can choose to take the all day workshop or a half day. Bring your own supplies to complete a traditional printed photo album. Scrapbook supplies kits are available for purchase in the case you were to run out of supplies to complete your album. Bring your laptops and digital pictures and/or printed pictures. 18+ YEARS 16375 SAT 6/8 9:30am-1:00pm MPAC $20 16376 SAT 6/8 9:30am-4:45pm MPAC $25 16377 SAT 7/13 9:30am-1:00pm MPAC $20 16378 SAT 7/13 9:30am-4:45pm MPAC $25 Instructor: Debra Durma

Are your pictures and videos overwhelming you? Do you have digital pictures and videos on the computer, camera cards, iPhones, iPads, etc.? Do you have printed pictures in boxes, drawers, closets, etc.? Would you like to find a picture for your son/daughter’s school project, but have no idea where it would be? Are you afraid if you lose your phone or your computer crashes that all your digital photos and videos would be gone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you. This class will help you take your photo and video mess and turn it into a beautifully, organized collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations. Class 1: Set-up your photo and video goals, learn the basics of ABC photo organization, and learn methods to store photos and videos safely. Class 2: We review more photo organization techniques, learn photo editing tricks and understand the basics for safely sharing photos. 18+ YEARS 16370 T 6/4-6/11 10-11:15am MPAC $30 16371 T 6/4-6/11 6-7:15pm MPAC $30 16372 T 7/9-7/16 10-11:15am MPAC $30 16373 TH 7/11-7/18 6-7:15pm MPAC $30 Instructor: Debra Durma

Teaching your child to drive is extremely stressful. Learn how to: begin the very first lesson; teach your child how to use the accelerator and the brake; recognize if your student will stop in time; apply the brakes when a green light turns yellow; virtually eliminate the proverbial blind spot; teach your child to turn; use your child’s experience to drive; teach parking. Also, learn how your child’s brain works during driving lessons, and to avoid the biggest mistake that parents make. PARENTS OF EMERGING DRIVERS 16381 W 5/29 6:30-8:30pm SERL $50 16382 W 6/26 6:30-8:30pm SERL $50 16383 W 7/24 6:30-8:30pm SERL $50 Instructor: Warren Avery

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Take some ME TIME. Join us in learning the great sport of archery. We’ll have fun, win prizes, and get a workout without even trying. We have all the equipment you need but bring your own if you’d like. The Gilbert Archery Range (GAR) is located on the open lot on Freestone Parkway across the street from Freestone Recreation Center. A $20 supply fee will be collected by the instructor on the first day of class. 18+ YEARS 16384 TH 5/30-6/27* 8-9am GAR $60 16385 TH 7/11-7/25 8-9am GAR $40 Instructor: Gilbert Archery Staff No class 6/20

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, and ARCHERY FUN

See SPORTS section under YOUTH for class description and info.

PHOTO & VIDEO SOS

TEACH YOUR TEEN TO DRIVE

ARCHERY FOR WOMEN

CARDIO TENNIS

Cardio Tennis is a great way for players of all skill sets to enjoy the game. You’ll get an AMAZING workout, a chance to socialize and enhance your tennis skills in just one hour! Set to upbeat music, cardio tennis will keep your heart rate up and your feet moving for a fun workout. Taught by USPTA certified tennis instructor. Players need to provide own racquet. 16+ YEARS 16186 W 5/29-7/24 8-9pm MPAC $50 Instructor: Karen Fleissner

GOLF READY FOR ADULTS SERIES (LEVEL I)

Coach Mike Arrigoni, PGA Professional will provide instruction, perfect for both the true beginner and newly intermediate level golfer. Players will develop a proper pre-shot routine and jump right into making full swings and hitting golf balls. The goal is to finish this session knowing how to practice and ready to tackle the golf course. Rules, etiquette and golf course management will be taught accordingly. Advancement to the Golf Better Adult Series (Level II) will be determined by Coach Mike. Class is limited to 6 players. Closed toed shoes are required. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. Week 1 Pre-shot fundamentals and basic swing shape Week 2 Chipping and putting Week 3 Driver swing 18+ YEARS 16386 T 5/14-5/28 6-7pm WS $125 16387 T 6/11-6/25 6-7pm WS $125 16390 T 7/9-7/23 6-7pm WS $125 16388 SAT 5/18-6/1 9-10am WS $125 16389 SAT 6/15-6/29 9-10am WS $125 16391 SAT 7/13-7/27 9-10am WS $125 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

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Adult Classes 16+ Years GOLF BETTER ADULTS SERIES (LEVEL II)

Coach Mike Arrigoni, PGA Professional will provide instruction, perfect for the avid golfer who wants to shoot lower scores by improving some or many areas of their game. This class is focused on specific golf swing positions leading to better contact and a consistent ball flight. Players will learn to pitch the ball the ball closer to the hole and sink more putts. Advancement to private lessons will be determined by Coach Mike. Class limited to 6 players. Closed toed shoes are required. Western Skies Golf Club (WS) is located at 1245 E. Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296. Week 1 Irons – swing shape and solid contact Week 2 Pitching and putting - aim and speed control Week 3 Driver – launch angle and maximum distance 18+ YEARS 16392 TH 5/16-5/30 6-7pm WS $150 16393 TH 6/13-6/27 6-7pm WS $150 16394 TH 7/11-7/25 6-7pm WS $150 Instructor: Mike Arrigoni, PGA

TENNIS 1.0

Class is designed to introduce players to the basic skills of tennis; stance, grip, serve, strokes and scoring. Emphasis on hand-eye coordination, drills, good sportsmanship and having fun! Taught by USPTA certified tennis instructor. Players need to provide own racquet. 16+ YEARS 16187 M 6/3-7/22 7-8pm MPAC $50 Instructor: Karen Fleissner

TENNIS 2.0-3.0

Take the next step in tennis to continue developing stance, grip, stroke and serve while incorporating the fundamentals of match play. Ideal for players who have previous tennis playing experience and can sustain a short rally of slow to medium pace. Emphasis on recreational play, good sportsmanship and having fun! Class designed for beginner/intermediate player. Taught by USPTA certified tennis instructor. Players need to provide own racquet. 16+ YEARS 16188 W 5/29-7/24 7-8pm MPAC $50 Instructor: Karen Fleissner

Gilbert, Arizona to Get First Recreational Water Park Gilbert, Ariz. – Gilbert, Arizona is thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with The Strand @ Gilbert, LLC to bring the community’s first state of the art recreational water park attraction to Gilbert Regional Park, currently under construction at Higley and Queen Creek Roads. The Strand @ Gilbert will offer water activities for every age on 25 acres. Amenities will include a cable wake park for wakeboarding and water skiing, an inflatable water park, a water surf lagoon, a clubhouse and restaurant, beach activities, cabanas and swimming areas, and much more. “We are excited to bring this new amenity to not only Gilbert but to the entire region,” said Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels. “We look forward to working with our partners on The Strand @ Gilbert to ensure that we all have a fun and safe place to play and enjoy for all ages yearround.” “The Strand @ Gilbert has worked tirelessly with numerous different manufacturers throughout the world to bring the newest and most innovative technologies in water sports activity and amenities to Gilbert Regional Park,” said The Strand @ Gilbert CEO John McLaughlin. “We are extremely excited to work with such an amazing partner and community to create this unique sports resort destination for Gilbert and the surrounding region.” “The Strand @ Gilbert will be an amazing addition to Gilbert Regional Park. This project will be a great example of using full vacant park land to its maximum potential while also providing a revenue stream for Parks and Recreation at no cost to our tax base,” said Gilbert Parks & Recreation Director Robert Carmona. “This facility will also have a large economic impact in Gilbert and with the opening of Cactus Yards, these facilities will highlight the importance Parks and Recreation plays in thriving communities.” The Strand @ Gilbert is expected to open in the summer of 2020. To see more information, including a full list of amenities, visit gilbertaz.gov/ GilbertRegionalPark.

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Active Adults Programs 50+ Years Social Events TURF PARADISE

Come join us for a fun day at the horse races. Lunch is on your own. Sign up from April 12th-22nd W 4/24 11:45am-5pm CC $8

Classes We provide a wide variety of recreational, educational and leisure activities for adults 50 years of age and “BETTER”! Adults 50+ have first priority; however, adults under 50 may participate in certain activities if space is available. Please call the Senior Center if you have any questions, 480503-6059. Join us for these fun events and to view more visit us online at gilbertaz.gov/seniors.

Join us for a non-impact exercise class. Chair Exercises are workouts done while seated in a chair, or sometimes standing next to or behind the chair for stability. T/TH 8:30-9am CC FREE

GENTLE YOGA

This class focuses on restorative and gentle stretching of yoga to increase flexibility and strength. This class is excellent for those with limited mobility or beginners. W 9-10am CC FREE

LINE DANCING

Learn to line dance! Alleviate stress and exercise to great music with wonderful people. New participants are always welcome! M 11:15am-12:15pm CC $3 (Beginners) W 11:15am-12:15pm CC $3

SILVER SNEAKERS

The Silver Sneakers Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping our seniors to live healthy and active lifestyles. Come join us for a fun way to exercise! Space is limited, first come first serve. T 1-2pm CC FREE TH-Geri Fit 1-2pm CC FREE

TAI CHI

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

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

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HALE THEATER

Join us Saturday afternoon for a matinée performance of Big River at the Hale Theater in Gilbert. Sign up from March 27th-April 12th. SAT 4/27 3pm CC $32

MAY

CINCO DE MAYO

CHAIR EXERCISE

ZUMBA

APRIL

Come join us for a fun FIESTA! Light snacks and punch will be served. F 5/3 10:30am CC FREE

MOTHER’S DAY DESSERT

Come join us to celebrate all the Mothers in the world! Desserts will be served. F 5/10 12pm CC FREE

D-BACKS BASEBALL

Come on out and join us for some great baseball! Games start at 12:40 pm. We will leave at 11:30 am. Sign up from April 29th -May 10th W 5/15 11:30am-4pm CC $25

MONTEZUMA’S CASTLE

We will gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Lunch is on your own. Sign up from May 1st-17th T 5/22 9:30am-5pm CC $25

D-BACKS BASEBALL

JUNE

Come on out and join us for some great baseball! Games start at 12:40 pm. We will leave at 11:30am. Sign up from May 20th-31st W 6/5 11:30am-4pm CC $25

FATHER’S DAY DESSERT

Come join us to celebrate all the Fathers in the world! Desserts will be served. F 6/14 12pm CC FREE

D-BACKS BASEBALL

Come on out and join us for some great baseball! Games start at 12:40 pm. We will leave at 11:30 am. Sign up from May 30th-June 20th TH 6/20 11:30am-4pm CC $25

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Active Adults Programs 50+ Years FLAGSTAFF LIFT RIDE

Join us in the cool pines of Flagstaff. Take in the dramatic scenery of northern Arizona from a bird’s eye view from Snowbowl’s scenic chairlift. Lunch is included. Sign up from May 31st-June 14th W 6/26 10am-4pm CC $40

JULY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Join us for a great family fun day at the Center. Great music by Ken Levine and family fun picnic goodies. Invite your families & show them your Senior Center! You can even get your picture taken with your family and friends! Sign up from June 12th June 28th T 7/2 10:15am CC FREE

NUTRITION PROGRAM Those 60+ or under 60 with disabilities may choose a hot meal or soup and salad for a suggested contribution of $3.50; for those under 60 there is a charge of $5.00. Guest meals are available for $5.00/meal.

We will leave the Senior Center at 4pm for each Dining Out event. Arrival back to the center is usually between 6-7pm.

Home Delivered Meals are also available for those who are unable to come to the center. A hot nourish meal is delivered to your home Monday-Friday between 10am and 2pm. To qualify for programs participants must call the Senior Helpline which is sponsored by Area Agency on Aging 602-264-4357. The other option is private pay meals and those meals are available for $6.50/meal with a set-up fee off $20.00. Please contact us at 480-503-6058 if interested.

Cantina Laredo-Gilbert, AZ Wednesday, May 8th Sign up April 23-May 7th

Hot Wok Feng - Gilbert, AZ Monday, June 10th Sign up May 29th - June 7th

Bobby Q’s - Mesa, AZ Wednesday, July 10 Sign up June 25th-July 9th

Ongoing Activites for Active Adults at the Gilbert Senior Center ARTS & CRAFTS:

Scrapbooking & Craft Club: Free craft classes all supplies provided. Most Fridays from 12:15-3pm. Knitting/Crocheting Club: Join us for knitting & crocheting projects every Wednesday at 12:30pm

CARDS & GAMES:

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

COMPUTERS:

OUTREACH SERVICES:

Computer Lounge: The Community Center has a computer lounge with three public computers. Computers are available daily during facility hours. COMMUNITY FREE “LIBRARY”: A great way to share a book! Take one with you and either return to the library or pass them alog to others. Donations welcome.

The following services are available by appointment only. Benefit help, lawyer services, SNAP, please call to schedule your appointment today! 480-503-6061

HEALTH & WELLNESS:

SOCIAL FUN

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

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

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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Riparian Preserve Classes & Programs Riparian Programs BIRD WALKS

Monthly bird walk at the Riparian. Walk is geared for adults. The walk will last about 90 min. – 2 hours, starting at 6 a.m. with additional wrap up time at the end to go over the list of species seen and heard.  Free, although any donations are accepted. $5 suggested. Limited to 12 participants.  Please register with Kathe Anderson at kathe.coot@cox.net. SAT 4/27 6:00am Riparian SUN 5/19 6:00am Riparian SAT 6/1 6:00am Riparian SUN 7/7 6:00am Riparian SUN 8/4 6:00am Riparian SAT 9/14 6:30am Riparian

Learn all about wind and the value of water in Arizona. 6-11 YEARS 16458 M-F 7/8-7/12 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

RIPARIAN PRESERVE SUMMER CAMP SERIES

Each session features an early outdoor hike/activity followed by indoor activities, crafts and educational sessions. Kids should bring a water bottle and snack and should also wear appropriate shoes for outdoor activities.

OUR PLANTS GREEN MACHINES AND THEIR BUDDIES $60

Learn about geology and all about the Riparian Preserve. 6-11 YEARS 16459 M-F 7/15-7/19 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

Have fun with a variety of art and craft projects all week long. 6-11 YEARS 16453 M-F 7/22-7/26 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

$75

Featuring what's in the sky including as well as the habitats below. 6-11 YEARS 16455 M-F 6/10-6/14 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL $75

TIME TRAVELERS

$75

AMAZING ANIMALS

Discover and learn about animal tracks and the creatures of Arizona. 6-11 YEARS 16451 M-F 6/24-6/28 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL $75

SECRETS OF THE DESERT

All about the desert plants, wildlife, ethnobotany and more. 6-11 YEARS 16452 M-F 7/1-7/5 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL *No Class 7/4

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$75

Junior Rangers help to preserve and protect our parks, playgrounds and trails. They learn about nature and history, have fun exploring the parks with the Town’s Parks Rangers. Junior Rangers continue to protect the environment at home and school utilizing the knowledge and skills they learn throughout this program. Participants will receive a Junior Ranger Badge upon program completion! Topics Junior Rangers will explore include: Park Ranger Duties, Archaeology, Geocaching, Critters/Myth busting, Playground safety/accessibility, Urban fishing. This program will meet at Freestone Park on Monday & Tuesday and at the Riparian Preserve Wednesday – Friday. 6-11 YEARS 16504 M-F 6/24-6/28 8:30-10:30am FPARK/RP $40 16505 M-F 7/15-7/19 8:30-10:30am FPARK/RP $40

OVER AND UNDER

Focus on Arizona history, archaeology and paleontology. 6-11 YEARS 16457 M-F 6/17-6/21 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

$75

NATURE ARTS AND CRAFTS

DESERT SURVIVAL

Have fun learning camping and survival skills in the desert. 6-11 YEARS 16456 M-F 6/3-6/7 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

$75

RIPARIAN ROCKS IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

JUNIOR RANGER CAMPS

Riparian Camps

Learn about plant adaptation, photosynthesis, insects and more. 6-11 YEARS 16454 T-F 5/28-5/31 8:30am-12pm RP/SERL

WIND AND WATER

$60

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Perry Library Programs MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOK CLUB

Perry Library

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

*Last meeting before our summer break* Once a month kids in 1st-3rd grade will meet for our Magic Tree House book club! Each month we will talk about the adventures of Jack and Annie and do a craft or activity that relates to the theme or place they visited. This month we are reading “Shadow of the Shark.” Reserve your book early so you have time to read it BEFORE we meet on the last Wednesday of every month (adjustments may be made around holiday dates). We will hold a select number of copies at Perry (first come, first served). Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. GRADES 1-3 W 5/29 4-4:45pm Perry Free

PAWS 2 READ

Join a registered therapy dog who loves stories. Research shows that reading to dogs not only boosts reading fluency, but can also increase confidence and improve social skills. Children ages five and older are invited to read their favorite book to the special library dog. SAT 6/15 10:30am-12pm Perry Free SAT 7/20 10:30am-12pm Perry Free

THE NIGHT SKY IN A PLANETARIUM

Children’s Programs CRAFTY KIDS: BLAST OFF WITH BEAD SPRITES

Kids 6-12 can come to the library to create their own unique bead sprite creation inspired by our summer reading theme. Bead sprites are small beads you iron so they melt together leaving you with a cool piece of art. Kids may use the full hour and a half or leave early if their project takes less time. Due to the presence of small pieces, younger siblings may wait in the youth area with caregivers. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 6-12 YEARS T 6/11 1:30-3pm Perry Free

Inside an inflatable planetarium kids are transported into the night sky environment to learn about the stars, constellations, and listen to stories of the night sky. For kids 5-12. The planetarium accommodates a limited number of people so registration is required at www.mcldaz.org and attendance is limited to kids 5-12, caregivers and siblings may enjoy the library during this time. 5-12 YEARS T 6/18 1:30-2:30pm Perry Free

CRAFTY KIDS: INTERGALACTIC BATH BOMBS

Kids 6-12 will make bath bombs inspired by the cosmos! We will learn a little bit about what makes up our galaxy to inspire our creations and then mix up a bath bomb that looks and smells like something out of this world! We will be practicing our math and reading skills so younger kids may need assistance with reading directions and measuring out ingredients. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 6-12 YEARS T 7/16 1:30pm Perry Free

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

Celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th birthday with us! During this special storytime we will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and do a craft and activities inspired by the story. The whole family is welcome but the craft and activities are limited for registrants 3-7 years old. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 3-7 YEARS TH 5/30 1:30-2:15pm Perry Free

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Perry Library Programs Adult Book Discussion Groups ADULT BOOK GROUP

Join us each month on the 4th Monday at 10:30am to read and discuss a work of literary fiction. Check Perry Library’s events calendar each month for the current book at www.mcldaz.org. ADULTS 18+ M 6/24 10:30am-12pm Perry Free M 7/22 10:30am-12pm Perry Free

NONFICTION BOOK GROUP

Join us each month for a lively discussion of a non-fiction selection. M 6/3 1-2:30pm Perry Free M 7/1 1-2:30pm Perry Free

Adult Programs CONSTELLATION CROSS-STITCH

Learn how to make a constellation cross-stitch pattern. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. TH 6/20 2pm Perry Free

CREATIVE WRITING

Always wanted to be a writer or working on your novel, but need some editing? If so, join our group. Note: Bring a sample of your writing each month. W 6/12 12:30-3pm Perry Free W 7/10 12:30-3pm Perry Free

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS: EXPLORE NEW WORLDS THROUGH MUSIC

Performed by SoSco Flute & Guitar Duo. Become a global citizen by joining us on this journey of music from a variety of regions around the world including Korea, Catalonia, North Africa, Romania, Peru, Japan, Venezuela, Syria, Greece and more. Through the sound of Western instruments (flute and guitar), this experience will transport audiences to a greater sense of community. TH 6/6 3:30pm Perry Free

GALAXY BATH BOMBS

Join us as we make one of a kind, galaxy bath bombs. Each attendee will get to take their bath bomb home. For adults only. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. TH 6/18 2pm Perry Free

PERRY MOVIE CLUB

This program will explore great classic, modern classic, indie, foreign language and documentary films for adults. Titles will be chosen based on reviews, awards won and other factors. Movie showing will be on the last Tuesday of each month beginning promptly at 2 p.m. After the film, a short discussion will take place about the film, including whether participants enjoyed the film and discussion regarding the artistic and cultural merits. Check the calendar of events at www.mcldaz.org for each month’s titles. T 5/28 2-4:30pm Perry Free T 6/25 2-4:30pm Perry Free

STITCH & FRIENDS

Do you like to knit or crochet? Join the Stitch & Friends group and make service projects for Project Linus (an organization that makes handmade blankets for ill children). SAT 6/15 10am-2pm Perry Free SAT 7/20 10am-2pm Perry Free

Family Programs BIBLIOROMP

Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. Stop by the library anytime between 1 and 2:30 for unstructured, technology-free playtime. This program is intended for both caregivers and children as an opportunity to interact and learn together. SAT 6/15 1-2:30pm Perry Free SAT 7/20 1-2:30pm Perry Free

GALACTIC SPACE RACE

NASA has just announced they are hosting their first Galactic Space Race! The rocket ship that can visit all of the planets, moons, and stars in the Milky Way in the fastest possible time will be awarded their very own spacecraft to continue travel in space. Do you have what it takes to figure out how to start and navigate the rocket ship in the Milky Way? Recommended for ages 8+. Participants can sign up in teams of 2-5 per time slot. Please call 602-651-3558 or email nandemarin@mcldaz.org to register. TH 6/13 1-3pm Perry Free TH 7/23 1-3pm Perry Free

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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

Visit us online at MCLDAZ.org

Storytimes AN EVENING WITH DADDY!

Join us for special, evening storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and fingerplays for babies and their father figures. 0-12 MONTHS M 6/17 6-6:30pm SERL Free

BABY AND DADDY LAPSIT

This is a special one-on-one story time designed to encourage development of language and motor skills incorporating, simple songs, rhymes, movement activities, and finger plays. For infants ages 0-18 months with their fathers and/ or father figures. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 0-18 MONTHS SAT 6/22 10:15-10:45am SERL Free SAT 7/27 10:15-10:45am SERL Free

BABY LAPSIT

Introduce baby to the joys of reading! Infants (ages 0-18 months) and their grownups will enjoy a special one-on-one storytime designed to encourage the development of language and motor skills through stories, songs, rhymes, movement, and fingerplays. Registration and/or tickets are not required, but space is limited for safety and comfort. To provide quality one-on-one bonding time, and to accommodate all participants, we politely ask that older siblings not attend these storytimes. Please ask about our storytimes for toddlers, preschoolers, and families. 0-18 MONTHS T 6/4-7/16 10:15-10:45am SERL Free T 6/4-7/16 11:15-11:45am SERL Free

BLAST OFF STORYTIME

Join Miss Lisa for storytime with cosmic proportions! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement activities that explore the fundamentals of language, literacy, and learning. Appropriate for ages 1-5 and a caregiver. Keep in mind, seating is limited to ensure the quality storytime. Once storytime begins, no late comers will be admitted. Arrive early to ensure your spot! 1-5 YEARS M 6/3-7/22 10:15-10:45am SERL Free M 6/3-7/22 11:15-11:45am SERL Free

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Children’s Programs BLOCK PARTY

Let’s party! A variety of building blocks and manipulative toys will be provided to encourage creativity and growth. Appropriate for ages 1-5 years old. 1-5 YEARS F 6/14-6/28 10-11am SERL Free F 7/5, 7/19-7/26 10-11am SERL Free

FLY-IN MOVIE

Create your own Rocket ship and watch an episode of the Jetsons! Space is limited, registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 3-5 ½ YEARS W 6/12 10:30-11:30am SERL Free W 6/26 10:30-11:30am SERL Free W 7/10 10:30-11:30am SERL Free W 7/24 10:30-11:30am SERL Free

HORRIBLE HISTORIANS

Do you love learning about the vile parts of history? Do you like the gruesome things that people have done in the past? Well, this is the club for you! Join us as we dig into the past to uncover the most disgusting parts of ancient and medieval history. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 8-13 YEARS TH 6/13 3-4pm SERL Free TH 7/11 3-4pm SERL Free

IMAGINATION STATION

Pretend play provides an opportunity for children to imagine, create, and experience their world together! Young children can drop-in for an afternoon of free play, where costumes and toys will be provided to help them learn how to solve problems, communicate, and cooperate with their peers. Registration and/or tickets are not required, but space is limited on a first come, first served basis. 2-5 YEARS F 6/14 1:30-2:30pm SERL Free F 6/21 1:30-2:30pm SERL Free F 6/28 1:30-2:30pm SERL Free F 7/5 1:30-2:30pm SERL Free F 7/19 1:30-2:30pm SERL Free F 7/26 1:30-2:30pm SERL Free

KID’S CRAFT CLUB

Calling all crafters ages 7-12! Come join us every fourth Thursday of the month for our Kid’s Craft Club where you can get creatively crafty. Our craft varies each month, so you won’t want to miss it! Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org as supplies are limited. Please be prompt as instructions will be given at the beginning of the program. 7-12 YEARS TH 6/27 3:45-4:45pm SERL Free TH 7/25 3:45-4:45pm SERL Free

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Southeast Regional Library Programs KID’S CRAFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Kids (ages 9-12), join us at our crafty book club! Come prepared to talk about a book of your choosing that you have read recently. We will take a little time to create art projects that represent our book and then share them with the rest of the group. Feel free to bring the book you want to share along with you, but it is not required. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 9-12 YEARS TH 6/20 3-4pm SERL Free TH 7/18 3-4pm SERL Free

KID’S STEAM LAB

Do you love a good experiment? Enjoy figuring out how things work? Whether you’re an amateur or an expert, STEAM Lab will engage you in science, technology, engineering, art, and math topics that are fun for anyone! Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org as supplies are limited. Please be prompt as instructions will be given at the beginning of the program. 7-12 YEARS T 6/4 6:30-7:30pm SERL Free T 7/2 6:30-7:30pm SERL Free

MAKE & TAKE

Stop by The Dig and create an out of this world craft! This month we will be creating a Moon Collage. While supplies last. W 6/12 2-3pm SERL Free

MAKE & TAKE

Stop by The Dig and create an out of this world craft! This month we will be creating Straw Rockets. While supplies last. W 7/10 2-3pm SERL Free

PAWS 2 READ

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! Sign up for a therapy animal will begin at 10:15 a.m. for a 15-minute time slot between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Which animal the child will read to will be on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the program. Please go to the PAWS sign-up table in the Youth Services area of the library. SAT 6/8 10:30am-12pm SERL Free SAT 7/13 10:30am-12pm SERL Free

SPACE CAMP

Join us at Southeast Regional Library throughout Summer Reading Program to learn about space and what it takes to travel there! By the end of this nine week series, kids will know more about how astronauts train for their missions into space. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. While this is a series program, attendance at each event is not mandatory but highly encouraged. 7-12 YEARS W 6/5-7/24 3:30-4:45pm SERL Free

SPACE JUNK TINKER LAB

Library staff have been busy combing the universe for the most interesting space junk they can find! Tweens (ages 9-13), join us at this open workshop where you can design and build projects using these fascinating objects. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 9-13 YEARS TH 6/6 3-4pm SERL Free

WORD PLAY

Enjoy writing stories? Hoping to become an author? Join us at the library to strengthen your skills and make new friends as we play creative writing games! Snacks provided; please bring your own notebook or laptop. Geared for tweens and teens, ages 9-17. Registration required at www. mcldaz.org, as space is limited. 9-17 YEARS T 6/4 3:45-4:30pm SERL Free T 6/18 3:45-4:30pm SERL Free T 7/2 3:45-4:30pm SERL Free T 7/16 3:45-4:30pm SERL Free

Teen Programs MY SUMMER”S BOOKED: TEEN BOOK CLUB

Teens (ages 12-18), join us for an afternoon of talking books! Have you read a book this summer that you are dying to share with someone else who loves books? This is your place! Come prepared to talk about a book of your choosing that you have read recently. Feel free to bring the book you want to share along with you, but it is not required. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 12-18 YEARS T 6/25 3-4pm SERL Free

OUT OF THIS WORLD JUGGLING WORKSHOP

Have fun while improving your coordination and reducing stress by juggling! Learn a new skill from a master juggler with over 30 years of experience. It’s easier than you think. All equipment is provided. This program is perfect for adults and teens 12 and up. Space is limited. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 12 YEARS AND OLDER M 6/24 6-7:15pm SERL Free

ROBOT AMBASSADOR: NEBULA LIGHT BOXES

When a star explodes it creates an amazing display of colors, but you can’t hold that in your hands. With guidance from the Robot Ambassador, our craft project will help you capture and play with light! Using Mylar we will create loops and bends with concave surfaces that focus the light. The slightest changes in angles result in a dance of light in your “Nebula Light Box”. Registration REQUIRED at www.mcldaz.org as space and supplies are limited. 13-18 YEARS T 6/11 2-3:30pm SERL Free

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Southeast Regional Library Programs OUT OF THIS WORLD JUGGLING WORKSHOP

TEEN AND ADULT MOVIE NIGHT

“Houston We Have a Problem”. Come to the Southeast Regional library to watch Apollo 13, the docudrama film directed by Ron Howard about the aborted Apollo 13 lunar mission. M 6/10 6-8:30pm SERL Free

WE PLANET, YOU MAKE IT!

Enjoy exploring new worlds AND new crafts? Teens (ages 12-18), join us in creating a fun project inspired by outer space! Registration is required at ww.mcldaz.org. 12-18 YEARS W 6/12 6-7:30pm SERL Free W 7/10 6-7:30pm SERL Free

WORD PLAY

Enjoy writing stories? Hoping to become an author? Join us at the library to strengthen your skills and make new friends as we play creative writing games! Snacks provided; please bring your own notebook or laptop. Geared for tweens and teens, ages 9-17. Registration required at www. mcldaz.org, as space is limited. 9-17 YEARS T 6/4 3:45-4:30pm SERL Free T 6/18 3:45-4:30pm SERL Free T 7/2 3:45-4:30pm SERL Free T 7/16 3:45-4:30pm SERL Free

Adult Programs

Have fun while improving your coordination and reducing stress by juggling! Learn a new skill from a master juggler with over 30 years of experience. It’s easier than you think. All equipment is provided. This program is perfect for adults and teens 12 and up. Space is limited. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 12 YEARS AND OLDER M 6/24 6-7:15pm SERL Free

THURSDAY NIGHT FILM CLUB

Join us on the first Thursday of each month as we view and discuss film classics and favorites from the 30s through the 80s. General discussion will take place after film screenings, as time allows. Check the flyer at Southeast Regional Library or call 602-652-3000 for this month’s title. TH 6/6 6-8pm SERL Free TH 7/11 6-8pm SERL Free *No class 7/4

TRIVIA!- TREK THROUGH TIME & SPACE

Think fast! Your team will race to answer trivia questions on space, time travel, pop culture, history, and more as you compete with other groups. Adults and families ages 12 and up. Registration is required at www. mcldaz.org. 12 YEARS AND OLDER TH

6/20

6:30-7:30pm

SERL

Free

Book Discussions BOOKENDS: ADULT FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP

COLOR ME RELAXED!

Join us for adult coloring and conversation. If you never find time at home, come relax and de-stress. We provide supplies, and free designs. You’re also welcome to bring your own pages and supplies if you’d like. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org; seating is limited. T 5/28 6:30-7:30pm SERL Free

Adults of all ages read and discuss fiction titles on the third Tuesday of each month. T 6/18 10:30am-12pm SERL Free T 7/16 10:30am-12pm SERL Free

COMPUTER BASICS

Have you ever seen a movie and thought “That’s not how it is in the book”? If so, then this book club is for you! Join us at the Southeast Regional Library where each month we will read a book and compare it to its movie counterpart. We will judge if movie does the book justice! Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. W 6/19 2-3pm SERL Free W 7/17 2-3pm SERL Free

Learn the necessary skills to begin using computers! Join us to cover using a computer mouse, keyboard, and practice using various introductory computer programs. This class is for those new to computers and requires no previous experience. Registration is not required, but is encouraged; available seats (limit 12) are first come first served. T 5/28 10-11:30am SERL Free T 6/25 10-11:30am SERL Free T 7/23 10-11:30am SERL Free

ONE-ONE-ONE DIGITAL ASSISTANCE

If you need assistance learning how to download digital eBooks or audiobooks to your reading device, then please stop in for personalized assistance with a library professional. Assistance is limited to questions about digital books and services and will not address specific technical questions about each device. Please be prepared with the basic use of your device such as accessing device settings, accessing WIFI, how to login. M 6/3-7/22 11am-12pm SERL Free

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BOOKS TO MOVIES

MONDAY MORNING MUSINGS

Join us each month for a lively discussion of titles by debut authors. We meet the 2nd Monday at 10:30am. M 6/10 10:30am-12pm SERL Free M 7/8 10:30am-12pm SERL Free

MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION

Join us each month as we discuss a title from the mystery, thriller or suspense genres. T 6/11 7-8pm SERL Free T 7/9 7-8pm SERL Free

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide


Southeast Regional Library Programs Family Programs DINO CREW ENTERTAINMENT

Journey back in time with us as Dino Crew Entertainment brings dinosaurs to the libRAWRy! These fierce creatures will move, roar, and impress children of all ages. Don’t miss out -- seating is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS atwww.mcldaz.org. *IMPORTANT* On the day of the event, please meet at the “Baby Space” area beginning at 10:00 AM to be checked in and receive your tickets. Customers are then asked to wait in the youth services area until they are prompted by library staff to enter the program; please DO NOT go straight to the Shakespeare Room. Thank you! F 6/7 10:30-11:15am SERL Free F 6/7 11:30am-12:15pm SERL Free

ISN’T THAT WILD!?

Let the wild rumpus start! Join us for Wildman Phil’s entertaining yet informative live animal show highlighting the unique characteristics of various wildlife, their homes, and the ways the lives of these vastly different animals are interwoven. Live, dangerous animals will be present -- do not miss out! Registration is not required, but space is strictly limited for safety and comfort. We suggest arriving early. F 7/12 10:30-11:30am SERL Free F 7/12 12:30-1:30pm SERL Free

NIGHT-TIME STAY & PLAY

Families-- Join us for fun with puppet theater, felt boards, and imaginative play! Registration not required, but space is limited. M 6/3 6-6:45pm SERL Free

OOPSIES! (FINE FORGIVENESS FOR KIDS!)

STORIES IN THE STARS

Soar through the stars in this compilation of Greek Myths! Travel the night sky and explore various constellations and legends about why they are in the sky. You’ll love learning about the stories of the wind, seasons, sun, and moon. Hampstead Stage Company will inspire you to--once in a while--look up. Registration is required at www.mcldaz.org. 5 YEARS AND OLDER TH 6/18 6:30-7:30pm SERL Free

SUMMER READING PROGRAM LAUNCH

3... 2... 1... BLAST OFF! Learn more about the 2019 Summer Reading Program, sign up to participate, and join us as we create out-of-thisworld crafts (while supplies last). All ages welcome and registration is not required. Don’t space out and miss this stellar event! M 6/3 1-3pm SERL Free

TRIVIA!- TREK THROUGH TIME & SPACE

Think fast! Your team will race to answer trivia questions on space, time travel, pop culture, history, and more as you compete with other groups. Adults and families ages 12 and up. Registration is required at www. mcldaz.org. 12 YEARS AND OLDER TH 6/20 6:30-7:30pm SERL Free

WEE READ (FAMILY STORYTIME)

Catch us when you can! Families, gear up for summertime this month as we enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early literacy skills for all ages! Registration and/or tickets are not required, however, space is limited for quality, safety, and comfort. Parents and caregivers are expected to stay with their children during storytimes. TH 5/30 10:15-10:45am SERL Free TH 5/30 11:15-11:45am SERL Free

OOPSIES! Did you accidentally rack up overdue fines last month? Read at the library and reduce your fines! Youth customers can join us each month for an hour of free reading to earn up to $5 off their outstanding overdue fines. Bring your own books or choose from our assortment of readers, picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. 5:15-5:25 Check-in & book selection 5:30-6:30 READ! Registration is REQUIRED at www.mcldaz.org and space is limited. For ages 0-17; children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Only applicable toward overdue fines on juvenile and student accounts. Fine waive will be issued at the end of the program hour and cannot be built up as credit on a library account. Please include your library card number upon registration. W 6/5 5:15-6:30pm SERL Free

PJ PARTY FAMILY STORYTIME

Shake your sillies out before bedtime and enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs for all ages! Children are encouraged to wear comfy pajamas, snuggle with their favorite bedtime buddy, and bring a grown-up to partake in the fun. Registration/tickets are not currently required, but space is strictly limited for safety and comfort. As a courtesy to our staff and customers, no one will be admitted once the storytime program has started. W 6/26 6-6:30pm SERL Free

Registration Begins: April 23rd • Register online at GilbertRecreation.com

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LIBRARY, POOLS & RIPARIAN INFORMATION LIBRARIES

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

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

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

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

M-SAT 10am-4pm

POOLS

Zero Depth Area

Youth Swim & Dive Teams

Water Slides

Swim Lessons

Splash Pad

Private Rentals

Junior Lifeguard Program

Diving Boards

Shade Ramadas

Public Swim Sessions

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

Play Features

Kiddie Slides

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

Concessions

Aquacise Classes

Gilbertaz.gov/aquatics

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

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

RIPARIAN PRESERVES

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

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Shade Ramadas

Restrooms

Playground Equipment

Picnic Tables

Observatory

Lake/Fishing

Camping

Some areas are available for reservations.

Barbeque Grills

Riparianinstitute.org

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Summer 2019 Recreation Guide


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Gilbert Parks and Recreation Summer 2019 Recreation Guide  

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Gilbert Parks and Recreation Summer 2019 Recreation Guide  

Gilbert Parks and Recreation Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

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