3 About Us 4 Parks & Rentals 4 Crooked Creek Park 4 Seven Oaks Park 5 Saluda Shoals Park
6 Youth & Adult Athletics 6 Track, Soccer, Baseball 7 Softball, Tennis, Golf
8 Senior Services 9 Programs & Activities 9 Therapeutic Recreation 10 Afternoon Safari/ Spring Break Camp 11 Sports Instruction 13 Fitness Passes/Annual Passes 14 Health and Wellness 16 Arts 19 Education Programs 24 Trips and Travel 28 Special Events
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Creating Community Through People, Parks and Programs
Mission The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission exists to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the district through the development of recreation programs that promote a lifestyle of wellness, physical activities and cultural experiences for all ages. Commission John Sowards, Chairman Scott Wilhide Emily Shuman Bruce Loveless Tom McLean The Commission holds monthly public meetings, to which community members are encouraged to attend. For meeting information, call 803-772-1228. Administration Elizabeth Taylor, Executive Director Jack Terrell, Recreation Superintendent Eve Mittendorf, Administrative Services Director Jay Downs, Facilities and Operations Superintendent Jim Wellman, Finance Director Belinda Rhodes, Crooked Creek Park Director John Cantey, Seven Oaks Park Director Jeanette Wells, Environmental Education Director Lori Shaffer, Marketing Director Ashley Smith, Athletic Director Jason White, River Center Manager ICRC Administrative Offices are located at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC, 29212, Tel: 803-772-1228. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Recreation District The Irmo Chapin Recreation District was formed in 1969 to serve community members living in the Lexington County portion of School District Five. ICRC has earned a reputation for program and facility excellence and has attracted participants from surrounding counties. Because their tax dollars support recreation services, ICRC district residents receive discounted rates for programs and facility rentals (excluding Saluda Shoals Park) upon proof of residency.
–Crooked Creek Park –Saluda Shoals Park –Seven Oaks Park
Parks Crooked Creek Park 1098 Old Lexington Hwy., Chapin, SC 29036 Phone: 803-345-6181, Fax: 803-345-6112 Seven Oaks Park 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, SC 29210 Phone: 803-772-3336, Fax: 803-772-2128 Saluda Shoals Park/Saluda Shoals Foundation 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 Phone: 803-772-1228, Fax: 803-772-6865 Register Online or by Phone If you are an existing ICRC customer, you can register online at www.icrc.net for most programs and activities. New customers should call the park during business hours to establish an account before registering online. Registration is also accepted at each of the parks or by phone. Registration is confirmed upon payment. Because many classes fill up quickly, register one week before the class date so we can make class enrollment decisions. We will accept registration as long as there is space available. Fees Activity and event fees in this guide are subject to change without notice, prior to registration. Weather: Many of ICRC’s activities are held in venues that make them tentative based on weather conditions. Participants are responsible for checking to see if games have been cancelled, delayed, or rescheduled. Athletic Hotline numbers: Crooked Creek Park: 803-345-8118; and Seven Oaks Park: 803-772-3369 provide up-to-the-minute information. Updates can also be found online at www.icrc.net. ICRC ID Policy: Visitors to Crooked Creek and Seven Oaks Parks are required to present an ICRC ID with associated fees for admission to open gym, fitness and weight areas, racquetball courts, walking/running track and other unsupervised areas. Anyone age 6 and older must have a valid ICRC ID for admission. ID cards are valid for one year. Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refund requests must be received in writing no later than three days prior to the start of the program. A $5 service fee is charged. No refunds or transfers will be made once the activity has begun and certain activities, such as trips and special events, define a date after which no refunds will be made. Please check individual program requirements for guidelines. Full refunds/credits will be given if the program is cancelled by ICRC. Physical Requirements: Unless otherwise stated, activities are open to beginners and do not require previous experience. Average physical condition is all that is needed for most programs. Please call for information about accessibility or concerns about physical ability required for participation.
Assumption of Risk: All activities, including those offered by ICRC, have inherent risks which include personal injury or property loss. Prior to participation, you will be required to sign a form which acknowledges your understanding and acceptance of these risks. Parents or guardians must sign for youth ages 17 and under. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own safety, and you may choose to withdraw from an activity at any time you feel your safety is a concern.
Creating Community Through People, Parks and Programs
Crooked Creek Park 1098 Old Lexington Highway Chapin, SC 29036 Tel: 803-345-6181
Seven Oaks Park 200 Leisure Lane Columbia, SC 29210 Tel: 803-772-3336
Playing an integral role in the community of Chapin, this Community Center and Athletic Complex provides visitors the following amenities: • 53,000 sq. foot Community Center with full gym, racquetball courts, fitness areas, indoor walking track, art gallery & meeting rooms • Six Athletic Fields • Six Tennis Courts • Picnic Facilities • Paved/Unpaved Walking Trails • Playgrounds • Training Lab • Wireless Access
Located near the intersection of St. Andrews and Piney Grove Roads, this Community Center and Athletic Complex offers visitors the following amenities: • 30,000 square-foot Community Center with full gym, fitness area, dance studio, art gallery and meeting rooms • Nine Athletic Fields • Six Tennis Courts • Paved Walking Trails • Picnic Shelters • Playgrounds • Wireless Access
Getting There From Columbia, take I-26 west toward Spartanburg. Exit #91, Columbia Ave., Chapin and turn left. Continue approximately 1.5 miles into town. Turn left on Lexington Avenue at the Crooked Creek Park sign. Go approximately 1.5 miles and look for the Park entrance on your right. Community Center Hours Monday–Thursday 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Friday 6:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (Closed Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day) Meeting Facilities Looking for a place to hold a meeting, company picnic or family reunion? CCP has a variety of facilities that may be perfect for you, whether you’re looking for a picnic shelter or a conference room. Contact Lewis Wilhelm at 345-6181 or via email at email@example.com between the hours of 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. for availability and scheduling. Birthday Parties at Crooked Creek Park Book a memorable birthday party for your child at Crooked Creek Park. Our themes include gymnastics, scavenger hunt, or sports. Parties include one hour of activity followed by one hour of cake cutting and present opening in a festively decorated room. Book early to ensure room availability! Contact Lewis Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org at the park for additional information. Fee: $144 (up to 15 children)
Parks & Rentals
Getting There From Columbia, take I-26 west toward Spartanburg. Exit #104 Piney Grove Road and turn left. Continue approximately two miles. Look for Leaphart Elementary School on your left. Just past the school and before railroad tracks, turn left onto Leisure Lane. Seven Oaks Park will be on the left. Community Center Hours Monday–Thursday 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Friday 6:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (Closed Sundays Memorial Day–Labor Day) Meeting Facilities Looking for a place to hold a meeting, a company picnic or a family reunion? Seven Oaks Park has a variety of facilities that may be perfect for you, whether you’re looking for a picnic shelter or a conference room. Call Ashley Shah at 772-3336 or via email at email@example.com between the hours of 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. for availability and scheduling. Birthday Parties at Seven Oaks Park Celebrate your child’s special day at Seven Oaks Park with one of our party themes including Sports Galore, Gymnastics, Circus, Karate, Ballet and Crafts for Kids! Fee includes use of a room or picnic shelter for 2 hours, one hour of planned activities by our party specialist, a birthday cake, lemonade and paper goods. Parties must be booked two weeks in advance and are subject to availability of facilities and staff. For more information, call Ashley Shah at 772-3336 email or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saluda Shoals Park 5605 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29212 803-731-5208 Located along the banks of the Saluda River, this 400 acre park offers the following amenities: • 11,000 square-foot Environmental Education Center, Exhibit Hall, Auditorium, Classrooms, and 3,776 square foot outdoor deck • 10,000 square-foot River Center Conference facility • Ten miles of paved/unpaved trails • River Observation Deck • Boat Ramp/Canoe/Kayak Launch • Picnic Shelters Park Hours (Seasonal) Monday–Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to Sunset November 1–February 28/29, 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. March 1–October 31, 7:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Park Closing Saluda Shoals Park will be closed on the following public holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The park will be open only for Holiday Lights on Thanksgiving and Christmas evenings. Daily Admission Car or mini-van: $4R/$5NR 12+ passenger van: $6R/$7NR Bus: $10R/$11NR Saluda Splash Wristbands: $3 each; Seasonal, Open 9:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m. Getting There From Columbia, take I–26 west toward Spartanburg. Exit Piney Grove Road and turn left. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles to St. Andrews Road. Turn right, then left at the first traffic light. Saluda Shoals Park will be 1.5 miles on your left. Meeting Facilities The Environmental Education Center The Environmental Center features a 100-seat auditorium, two classrooms/meeting rooms, an Exhibit Hall and a 3,776 SF deck. Picnic shelter rentals are also available. Picnic Shelters Saluda Shoals Park also offers six shelters that accommodate 24 to 250 people. Shelters are available for rent from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Shelters are equipped with lights, fans and grills. Parking is available at each shelter, restrooms are nearby and all are connected to the Greenway Trail and other walking trails. The two largest shelters, Cattail and River Birch, each accommodate 250 guests. The River Birch shelter is located near the beautiful Saluda River and the Cattail Shelter is directly off the boardwalk in the Saluda Shoals Wetland Preserve. Call 213-2053 for reservations.
River Center The River Center is a versatile, full-service conference center offering over 5,000 SF of meeting space. With its soaring two-story lobby, stone fireplaces, and bright spacious meeting rooms, the River Center can accommodate both small and large business meetings and social functions. A wedding gazebo is available for outdoor weddings. Call Jason White at 213-2026 for reservations and information. Real Team Challenge Course Bring your team to Saluda Shoals Park for a unique and effective team building experience. The Real Team Challenge course, for adults 18 years and older, is a series of difficult but achievable mental and physical activities designed to improve the performance of your group. All challenges are lead by our trained, professional staff. Healthy outdoor recreation, team building and fun are key components of the Challenge Course Program. For more information, call Alex Beck at 213-2054. The Saluda Shoals Park Train The SSP train is available for a two-hour rental to bring excitement to your event or child’s birthday party. Both adults and children can ride along selected trails through beautiful Saluda Shoals Park in the brightly painted train! Capacity 20 riders. Call 213-2053 to reserve the train for your next party. Fee: $144/2 hours. Pony Parties Arrange for a pony to be at your child’s next event! Our experienced equestrian provider will bring a pony to the park for an hour of assisted walking time. For older children, a horse can be substituted for the pony. Call 213-2053 for reservations. Fee: $175.00/Additional hour $50.00. Princess Party Have a princess party at Saluda Shoals Park! Party guests will take a one-hour horse drawn carriage ride through the beautiful park. Rides will depart from the birthday party venue. This program is perfect for ages two and up. Fee: $220R/$260NR
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Spring Sports Registration: Jan. 10–Feb. 8, 2012 Coaches Wanted! ICRC needs volunteer coaches for all youth sports. If you are interested in coaching a youth athletic team, please contact: Susan Mangum, Seven Oaks Park, 213-1193. Allen Taylor, Crooked Creek Park, 345-8104. Brian Riddle, Soccer, 345-8112. Track Running shoes or tennis shoes required. Track shoes are NOT recommended. Participants practice 1–2 times per week at Irmo High School or Chapin High School. Participants may participate in 3–4 track meets on Saturday mornings throughout the season at various locations around the Midlands area (dates to be determined later). We will provide shorts and tank top. Ages 9–14 $55R/$68NR 33311600, Off Site.
Baseball Glove required. Cleats optional. We provide the shirt, socks, and hat. Parents are responsible for getting the baseball pants for their child. Teams will meet 2 to 3 times per week. Batting helmet with face mask required for ages 7–14, and batting helmet required for ages 15–18. Age 4 T-Ball $55R/$68NR 33312000, Chapin Elementary. 34312000, Seven Oaks Park. Ages 5–6 Coaches Pitch 33310000, Chapin Elementary. 34310000, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 7–8 Machine Pitch 33310100, Chapin Elementary. 34310100, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 9–10 Dixie Youth Minor 33310200, Chapin Elementary. 34310200, Seven Oaks Park.
Soccer Shin guards required. Cleats optional. We will provide game jersey, socks, and shorts. It is helpful if the kids have their own ball to practice with but this is optional. Ages 4–7 use a size 3 ball. Ages 8-11 use a size 4 ball. Ages 12-18 use a size 5 ball. Teams will meet twice a week. Ages 4–5 Kickers $55R/$68NR 33310700, Crooked Creek Park. 34310600, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 11–12 O-Zone Dixie Youth 33310300, Chapin Elementary. 34311601, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 13–14 Dixie Boys 33310500, Crooked Creek Park. 34310400, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 6–7 Bantam 33310800, Crooked Creek Park. 34310700, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 15–19 Dixie Majors 33310600, Crooked Creek Park. 34310500, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 8–9 Freshman 33310900, Crooked Creek Park. 34310800, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 10–11 Sophomore 33311000, Crooked Creek Park. 34310900, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 12–14 Junior 33311100, Crooked Creek Park. 34311000, Seven Oaks Park.
Pitching Clinics – Fastpitch Softball Learn the art of pitching from Darlene Gareis Truesdale. Darlene recorded a school record 102 wins while pitching for the University of South Carolina women’s’ softball team and has been teaching pitchers throughout the southeast since 1995. Lessons are in the gymnasium. Participants must wear sneakers (no cleats). Ages 8–18 $15R/$16NR 33240201 Sun., Jan. 8–29, 6:00–7:00 p.m. 33240208 Sun., Feb. 5–26, 6:00–7:00 p.m. 33240210 Sun., Mar. 4–25, 6:00–7:00 p.m. Crooked Creek Park.
Ages 15–18 6v6 Format 33320200, Crooked Creek Park. 34311900, Seven Oaks Park.
All Out, All Game, All Season - Youth & Adult Athletics
Girls Softball Glove required. Cleats optional. We will provide game shirt, socks, and visor hat. Parents are responsible for providing baseball pants or shorts for their child. Teams will meet 2 to 3 times per week. Batting helmet with facemask required for ages 7–18. Ages 7–8 Coaches Pitch $55R/$68NR 33311200, Crooked Creek Park. 34310300, Seven Oaks Park. Ages 9–10 Machine Pitch 33311300, Crooked Creek Park. 34311100, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 11–13 Fast Pitch 33311400, Crooked Creek Park. 34311200, Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 14–18 Modified Pitch 33311500, Crooked Creek Park. 34311400, Seven Oaks Park.
Tennis Junior Round Robins Round Robins will be held at Crooked Creek Park on Saturdays for all ages and skill levels. Please check with the front desk for the current schedule. Fee is $7R/$8NR per person or a 7-event punch card can be purchased for $49R/$62NR per person. Home School Tennis Home School physical education through tennis with concentration on proper technique, court movement, and fitness is offered before 3:00 p.m. Group: $46R\month\4 lessons $57.50R\month\5 lessons Out-of-District residents will be charged an additional $13. League Play USTA league play is available year round for all levels and all divisions.
Adult Softball Registration: Feb. 20–Mar. 9. Mandatory Coaches Meeting: Tues., Mar. 13, 6:30 p.m. League begins March 19. 10-game season with single elimination tournament to follow. Women’s Church Softball Ages Adults $350R/$350NR 34320000, Seven Oaks Park/Irmo Middle School. Men’s Tuesday Softball Ages Adults 34320200, Seven Oaks Park.
Coed Softball – Wednesdays Ages Adults 34320300, Seven Oaks Park.
Men’s Thursday Softball Ages Adults 34320400, Seven Oaks Park.
Tennis Lessons Lessons for the beginner, intermediate or advanced players are taught by Certified Tennis Pro Woody Duernberger. Dates: by appointment Fee: Private lesson: $40R; Semi-private (2): $21R Group (4): $46R\month\4 lessons $57.50R\month\5 lessons Out-of-District residents will be charged an additional $13. Group lessons for school age children are held between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday–Friday. Seven Oaks Park/ Crooked Creek Park. Junior Tennis Intermediate and Advanced Please contact Woody Duernberger for information or to set up practice times at 513-0396.
George Bryan Pre-School Golf Each week the theme will be helping preschoolers and their parents get acquainted with golf. Etiquette, playing on the course and putting will be the curriculum. FUN will be the top priority! Golf clubs will be provided. We suggest NO last minute club purchases; club fitting is part of our curriculum. Rain or Shine!! Indoor options are available! Ages 4–6 6 Sessions $55R/$68NR 33311700 Sat., Mar. 10, 9:15–10:00 a.m. Off Site. George Bryan Junior Golf Freshman/Beginner: Basic fundamentals in the full swing and short game will be introduced with special emphasis on golf course and facility etiquette. Sophomore/Senior: Experienced to advanced competitive golfers will refine the fundamentals of the full swing and short game. Emphasis is placed on the value of quality practice techniques and course management. The mental approach to the game is developed, which includes visualization and the importance of setting goals. Ages 6–17 6 Sessions $55R/$68NR 33311800 Wed., Mar. 7, 5:00–6:55 p.m. Off Site. George Bryan Spring 55+ Golf Our 55 and Older Golf Class is designed to study the entire game of golf with emphasis on flexibility, conditioning, and nutrition. The facilities, curriculum, technology, and passion for players to learn golf ensures progress at the fastest possible rate. Novice/Intermediate classes are for the new and intermediate skilled players. Advanced/Expert classes are available for players with experienced to advanced skill levels. Ages Adults 6 Sessions $55R/$68NR 32331900 Novice Mon., Mar. 5, 2:00–2:55 p.m. 32331901 Advance Mon., Mar. 5, 3:00–3:55 p.m. 32331902 Novice Fri., Mar. 9, 9:00–9:55 a.m. 32331903 Advance Fri., Mar. 9, 10:00–10:55 a.m. George Bryan Golf Academy.
All, Out, All Game, All Season - Youth & Adult Athletics
Senior Support Services District seniors are eligible for any of the programs listed. For more information, please contact our staff for assistance. Contacts Kim Bowers, Senior Services Manager 772-3336 or email@example.com Cherlyn Garrett-Kee, Meals Manager 772-3336 or firstname.lastname@example.org Glenda Koley, Case Manager 345-6181 or email@example.com Home Delivered Meals Home delivered meals are available to older adults 60+ who are homebound and unable to prepare their meals. Meals are delivered by Crooked Creek Park and Seven Oaks Park volunteers by 1:00 p.m. Monday–Friday. Nutrition Sites A hot nutritious meal and social or physical activity is provided for older adults Monday – Friday at Crooked Creek and Seven Oaks Parks from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Physical Chairapy Sit down and enjoy a great workout. This class is offered at both nutrition sites twice weekly. Transportation Transportation to nutrition sites, medical facilities, and other necessary appointments is available to older adults in our service area based on identified needs. Loan Closet The Ruth Browne Memorial Loan Closet loans wheelchairs, walkers, and other durable medical equipment to older adults on a short-term basis. Donations of durable medical equipment are welcome at both Seven Oaks Park and Crooked Creek Park. Case Management Caseworkers are available at both Crooked Creek Park and Seven Oaks Park to help older adults and their families identify needs and interests. Our caseworkers will assist them in gaining access to programs, services, or benefits needed.
Competition Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, Bingo, Pinochle, and Canasta Seven Oaks Park. For information call 772-3336. Crooked Creek Park. For information call 345-6181. Pinochle Come join a newly formed Pinochle group at Crooked Creek Park. Many members have not played in 30–40 plus years so a current level of knowledge is not required. Pinochle meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. If interested, contact Kent Modine at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Irwin at email@example.com. Project LOVE Project LOVE is looking for volunteers to spend approximately one hour per week with students sharing their hobbies, interests, and/or stories. Project LOVE begins in late September/early October and runs through April. Examples of Project LOVE lessons include sewing, gardening, etiquette, various crafts, woodworking, quilting, geography/travels, life stories/history, stamp collecting, etc. For more information, contact Dena Long at 345-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Senior Sweethearts Luncheon Come enjoy fun, food and fellowship at our annual Valentine’s Day celebration. Special entertainment is planned. Bring a friend or your sweetheart — all are invited to join in on the fun! Please bring a dessert or fresh fruit to share. There is no charge, but please register by February 1. 331300-02 Thurs., Feb. 9, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Crooked Creek Park American Red Cross Family Care Giving Classes Classes will be held at Seven Oaks Park from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Pay instructor $16 for American Red Cross Supplies on the day of class. Presented by Always Best Care. #346301 Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Thurs., Jan. 26 Legal and Financial Issues, Thurs., Feb. 23 Home Safety, Thurs., Mar. 22 Senior Sports Games Mark your calendars for the 2012 ICRC Senior Sports Games on April 23–27. Events are for men and women ages 50+ and include bowling, horseshoes, badminton, bocce, track & field events, and MORE. Join us in making this year’s games bigger and better! Pick up a brochure from at the front desk at Crooked Creek or Seven Oaks Parks. Open Registration: Feb. 15–Apr. 11, 2012. Activity #421320-00
AKTION Club AKTION Club is a community service group for young adults with special needs. The club’s mission is to provide participants with an opportunity to develop leadership skills and serve their community. AKTION club meets the second Monday of each month at Seven Oaks Park at 6:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the St. Andrews Kiwanis Club. Disc Golf Club The Disc Golf Club provides an opportunity for individuals with special needs to enjoy the outdoors, socialize with their peers and learn how to play a lifetime sport. The Disc Golf club will meet every Tuesday and Thursday during the month of February from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Ages 5–Adult 7 Sessions $20R/$21NR 33761911 Tues./Thurs., Feb. 7, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Outer Limits Outer Limits is a program that is designed to foster social skills, increase leisure opportunities and create friendships in a social setting for adults with disabilities. In January, we will be going to see Suessical Jr. at the Harbison Theater with dinner at Grouchos Deli. In February, we are off to the Mad Platter to create some art, after dinner at Zaxby’s. Ages 16–Adult 1 Session $23R/$36NR 34720101 Fri., Jan. 20, 6:00–9:00 p.m. 34720102 Fri., Feb. 10, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. A Night at the Theatre Young adults with special needs are invited to join us for dinner at Rushes followed by a performance of The King and I at Village Square Theater. The performance and dinner are included in the fee. Please bring money if you wish to purchase snacks at the theatre. Ages 16–Adult 1 Session $30R/$43NR 34720200 Fri., Feb. 24, 5:30–10:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Mardi Gras Dance There’s a Mardi Gras feeling of joy in the air... you can bet there will be moments to treasure, with plenty of dancing and beads to share. Light snacks will be served. Ages 16–Adult 1 Session $5R/$5NR 34726300 Fri., Feb. 17, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park.
Hula Hoop Rug What does it take to transform a pile of old t-shirts into spectacular works of woven art? Just a spare hula hoop and the techniques we’ll show you here. The oversize looms and easy-to-use loops of t-shirt fabric make these projects particularly appealing to beginning weavers. Learn the basic hoop weaving technique by crafting a colorful accent rug to brighten up a room. All Ages 3 Sessions $20R/$21NR 34721800 Tues., Jan. 17, 6:00–7:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Disney on Ice Have you heard the buzz? The toys are back in town. Disney on Ice presents: Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3 at the Colonial Life Arena on April 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.. A dinner at Jersey Mike’s is included, before we head downtown for the show. Open registration: January 1 through March 1, 2012. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER MARCH 1, 2012. Ages 18–Adult $30R/$43NR 427201-00 Fri., Apr. 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m Offsite Location The Sweet Life If you have a sweet tooth and enjoy desserts, come with us as we visit a variety of sweet shops in the Columbia area. The Sweet Life is a program designed for young adults with disabilities and to get together with their peers and enjoy a dessert. After the sweet shop stop. We will take a leisurely stroll. The cost of the program includes transportation, cost of dessert and drink. In March, we will visit TCBY in Lexington and stroll through the downtown area. Ages 16–Adult 1 Session $12R/$13NR 34728303 Fri., Mar. 30, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park.
Therapeutic Recreation - Programs & Activities
Join us for a fantastic week of Safari Camp fun! We will go on two field trips, make awesome crafts, and enjoy a week filled with endless fun and excitement. Be sure to sign up early! Campers must bring a bag lunch each day or enroll for lunch when completing registration. Lunch is $5.50 per day. Enrollment in the Afternoon Safari program is not required to participate. Registration begins Mar. 5. Ages 5–12 $98R/$116NR 419121-SS Mon.–Fri., Apr. 2, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park.
2012–2013 School Year Afternoon Safari provides a safe, nurturing environment and offers a variety of opportunities for children to grow physically, socially and academically. Our daily schedule includes an afternoon snack, recess, supervised homework time, social recreation and physical education. Children are grouped by grades as they rotate through these program areas. Activities include arts & crafts, reading, character building exercises, guest speakers/demonstrators and organized games. Special programming opportunities include computer lab access (at select sites), intergenerational programming and lessons/classes. The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission has provided after school care in the community since 1991, earning a reputation of excellence through innovative programming led by qualified staff. Ballentine Elementary & Oak Pointe Elementary On-site programs Weekly fee: $45/child Daily fee: $12/child Interim fee: $25/child each week (pick up by 3:40 p.m.) Seven Oaks Park and Crooked Creek Park • Transportation provided from Leaphart Elementary and Seven Oaks Elementary to Seven Oaks Park. • Transportation provided from Chapin Elementary and Lake Murray Elementary to Crooked Creek Park.
Weekly fee: $48/child Daily fee: $12/child ($24, two day weekly minimum) For Additional Information: Ballentine Elementary/Crooked Creek Park Jennifer Riddle – 345-6181.
Oak Pointe Elementary/Seven Oaks Park Darlene Truesdale – 772-3336. Registration begins Apr. 2 for current Afternoon Safari participants and is open to the public on Apr. 16.
Afterschool Programs - Programs & Activities
Ages 5–12 $98R/$116NR 419120-CC Mon.–Fri., Apr. 2, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Crooked Creek Park.
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QuickStart Tennis QuickStart Tennis teaches fun, fitness and conditioning activities that work on agility, balance, coordination, footwork, and reaction time. QuickStart Tennis is the USTA’s kid-sized, age-appropriate format for teaching youth the “sport for a lifetime.” Tennis has always taught kids valuable character-building life skills like integrity, sportsmanship, dedication, determination and teamwork. QuickStart has changed the teaching approach from traditional instruction to “play to learn” with a competency progression, which helps kids experience success early on. Ages 2 8 Sessions $88R/$101NR 33270101 Mon., Jan. 9, 9:00–9:45 a.m. 33270104 Wed., Jan. 11, 9:00–9:45 a.m. 33270107 Fri., Jan. 13, 9:00–9:45 a.m. 33270110 Mon., Mar. 5, 9:00–9:45 a.m. 33270113 Wed., Mar. 7, 9:00–9:45 a.m. 33270116 Fri., Mar. 9, 9:00–9:45 a.m. Crooked Creek Park. Ages 2 8 Sessions $88R/$101NR 34270101 Tues., Jan. 10, 9:30–10:15 a.m. 34270104 Thurs., Jan. 12, 9:30–10:15 a.m. 34270107 Tues., Mar. 6, 9:30–10:15 a.m. 34270110 Thurs., Mar. 8, 9:30–10:15 a.m. Seven Oaks Park. Ages 3–4 8 Sessions $88R/$101NR 33270102 Mon., Jan. 9, 9:45–10:45 a.m. 33270105 Wed., Jan. 11, 9:45–10:45 a.m. 33270108 Fri., Jan. 13, 9:45–10:45 a.m. 33270111 Mon., Mar. 5, 9:45–10:45 a.m. 33270114 Wed., Mar. 7, 9:45–10:45 a.m. 33270117 Fri., Mar. 9, 9:45–10:45 a.m. Crooked Creek Park. Ages 3–4 8 Sessions $88R/$101NR 34270102 Tues., Jan. 10, 10:15–11:15 a.m. 34270105 Thurs., Jan. 12, 10:15–11:15 a.m. 34270108 Tues., Mar. 6, 10:15–11:15 a.m. 34270111 Thurs., Mar. 8, 10:15–11:15 a.m. Seven Oaks Park. Ages 4–5 8 Sessions $88R/$101NR 33270103 Mon., Jan. 9, 10:45–11:45 a.m. 33270106 Wed., Jan. 11, 10:45–11:45 a.m. 33270109 Fri., Jan. 13, 10:45–11:45 a.m. 33270112 Mon., Mar. 5, 10:45–11:45 a.m. 33270115 Wed., Mar. 7, 10:45–11:45 a.m. 33270118 Fri., Mar. 9, 10:45–11:45 a.m. Crooked Creek Park.
Baton Twirling In this introductory class, students will learn basic twirling skills while developing hand-eye coordination and wrist flexibility. Students will learn beginner dance/twirl combinations and routines. Ages 5–9 $40R/$53NR 34210301 Fri., Jan. 6, 5:45–6:45 p.m. 34210302 Fri., Feb. 3, 5:45–6:45 p.m. 34210303 Fri., Mar. 2, 5:45–6:45 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Blau Itty Bitty Kid Fit Kid Fit classes are designed for boys and girls ages 2–5 years. Children will be challenged through a theme-oriented program that develops coordination, balance, strength, flexibility, and confidence in a non-competitive, fun and safe environment. Must register prior to the ﬁst class. Ages 2–5 4 Sessions $48R/$61NR 33210501 Mon., Jan. 9, 5:30–6:00 p.m. 33210502 Mon., Feb. 6, 5:30–6:00 p.m. 33210503 Mon., Mar. 5, 5:30–6:00 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Edwards Ages 2–5 4 Sessions $48R/$61NR 34210601 Wed., Jan. 4, 6:00–6:30 p.m. 34210603 Wed., Mar. 7, 6:00–6:30 p.m. 34210602 Wed., Feb. 1, 6:00–6:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Edwards Kid Fit Basketball You will learn many aspects of basketball including dribbling, shooting, passing, team defenses and offenses, as well as learning the rules of the game. Sign up today and upgrade your game! Each and every one of our classes are uniquely designed to benefit your child with lots of individual developmental skills. We teach boys and girls from ages 4–12 years. Your child will be challenged through an outcomes based program that will assist them in coordination, balance, strength, flexibility, confidence and most of all give your child the most regarding sense of a healthy self. All of Kid Fit’s sports programs are non-competitive in a fun and safe environment. Must register prior to the ﬁrst class. Ages 4–12 4 Sessions $50R/$63NR 33211001 Tues., Feb. 21, 6:00–6:45 p.m. 33211002 Tues., Mar. 20, 6:00–6:45 p.m. Crooked Creek Park.
Ages 4–5 8 Sessions $88R/$101NR 34270103 Tues., Jan. 10, 11:15 A.M.–12:15 p.m. 34270106 Thurs., Jan. 12, 11:15 A.M.–12:15 p.m. 34270109 Tues., Mar. 6, 11:15 A.M.–12:15 p.m. 34270112 Thurs., Mar. 8, 11:15 A.M.–12:15 p.m. Seven Oaks Park.
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Kid Fit Sports Galore Participants will learn the basics of many different traditional and non-traditional sports. This is a great way to try new activities, stay active and make friends. Each and every one of our classes are uniquely designed to benefit your child with lots of individual developmental skills. We teach boys and girls from ages 4–12 years. Your child will be engaged in activities that will assist them in coordination, balance, strength, flexibility, confidence and most of all give your child the most regarding sense of a healthy self. All of Kid Fit’s sports programs are non-competitive in a fun and safe environment. Must register prior to the ﬁrst class. Ages 4–12 4 Sessions $50R/$63NR 33211101 Mon., Jan. 9, 4:30–5:15 p.m. 33211102 Mon., Feb. 6, 4:30–5:15 p.m. 33211103 Mon., Mar. 5, 4:30–5:15 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Kids Karate – Tang Su Do Tiny Tigers & Little Dragons is a martial arts program specifically designed for young children. Students will learn self-defense techniques and develop confidence, character, self-discipline, respect, and a positive self-image. Karate also provides a solid foundation for a healthy, active lifestyle. New participants must meet with head instructor Mitchell Dunn prior to registering. Please call 345-6181 for details. Ages 4–7 $35R/$48NR 33260001 Tues./Thurs., Jan. 3, 6:00–6:30 p.m. 33260002 Tues./Thurs., Feb. 2, 6:00–6:30 p.m. 33260003 Tues./Thurs., Mar. 6, 6:00–6:30 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Dunn Beginner Karate – Tang Su Do This Korean Karate program is designed for beginners of all ages. Students build a foundation of skill and philosophy in this martial arts class. Increase confidence, self respect, and focus. Learn self-defense techniques, and develop a foundation for a healthy, active lifestyle. New participants must meet with head instructor Mitchell Dunn prior to registering Please call 345-6181 for details. Ages 8–Adult $46R/$59NR 33260101 Tues./Thurs., Jan. 3, 6:30–7:30 p.m. 33260102 Tues./Thurs., Feb. 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m. 33260103 Tues./Thurs., Mar. 6, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Dunn Advanced Karate – Tang Su Do This martial arts program is designed for advanced students, from children to adults. Students will build upon the skills gained from beginner programs. New participants must meet with head instructor Mitchell Dunn prior to registering Please call 345-6181 for details. Ages 8–Adult $46R/$59NR 33260201 Tues./Thurs., Jan. 3, 7:30–8:30 p.m. 33260202 Tues./Thurs., Feb. 2, 7:30–8:30 p.m. 33260203 Tues./Thurs., Mar. 6, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Dunn
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Tae Kwon Do Learn from a 6th degree black belt with over 40 years of experience. Engage in the practice of kicks, blocks, punches and stances. Manage weight, improve self-discipline, confidence and flexibility. Ages Adults $40R/$53NR 34267001 Tues./Thurs., Jan. 3, 7:30–8:30 p.m. 34267002 Tues./Thurs., Feb. 2, 7:30–8:30 p.m. 34267003 Tues./Thurs., Mar. 1, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Jones Karate Our year-round Karate program for all ages teaches traditional Shotokan and Jujitsu styles in a user friendly method. New students are welcome and experienced students may keep their rank. All classes supervised by a 7th Degree Black belt. Classes provided by www.carolinafamilykarate.com. Questions? email@example.com. Ages 5–Adult $41R/$54NR 34267101 Wed., Jan. 4, 3:15–4:00 p.m. 34267102 Wed., Jan. 4, 4:00–4:45 p.m. 34267103 Wed., Jan. 4, 6:45–7:30 p.m. 34267104 Wed., Jan. 4, 7:30–8:30 p.m. 34267105 Wed., Feb. 1, 3:15–4:00 p.m. 34267106 Wed., Feb. 1, 4:00–4:45 p.m. 34267107 Wed., Feb. 1, 6:45–7:30 p.m. 34267108 Wed., Feb. 1, 7:30–8:30 p.m. 34267109 Wed., Mar. 7, 3:15–4:00 p.m. 34267110 Wed., Mar. 7, 4:00–4:45 p.m. 34267111 Wed., Mar. 7, 6:45–7:30 p.m. 34267112 Wed., Mar. 7, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Montgomery
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All Access Facility Pass This pass allows members (17 and older) full use of all the cardio and weight equipment, as well as access to the indoor walking track and free play in the gymnasium. Crooked Creek Park All Access Pass 12-Month Pass: $150R/$168/NR 6-Month Pass: $112R/$130NR 3-Month Pass: $87R/$100NR Daily: $5R/$6NR Seven Oaks Park All Access Pass 12-Month Pass: $140R/$158NR 6-Month Pass: $102R/$120NR 3-Month Pass: $77R/$90NR Daily: $5R/$6NR (with Basic Pass) College Pass This pass was designed for college students who are away most of the year at school. This is an All Access Facility Pass that allows the passholder 40 visits to the park in a 12-month period. To be eligible students must show proof of current college enrollment. Crooked Creek Park: $87R/$100NR Seven Oaks Park: $77R/$90NR Adult Basic Pass This pass allows pass holders (17 and older) access to the indoor walking track (Crooked Creek Park only) as well as free play in the gymnasium. Please check with the front desk for the free-play schedule. Crooked Creek Park: 12 Month Pass: $40R/$53NR Seven Oaks Park: $20R/$21NR per year Youth Basic Pass This pass allows pass holders (11âˆ’16) access to free play in the gymnasium and the Teen Room during the school year. Please check with the front desk for the free-play schedule. 12 Month Pass: $10R/$11NR Crooked Creek Park/ Seven Oaks Park
Saluda Shoals Park Annual Pass This 12-month pass entitles the bearer access to Saluda Shoals Park during regular park hours. Fee: $45R/$58NR. Additional Hangtags are $15 per household. Proof of vehicle registration is required. Resident fees for SSP activities apply to all Saluda Shoals Pass Holders. Saluda Shoals Park Barking Lot Pass Saluda Shoals Park is home to the Barking Lot Dog Park. Owners of well-mannered canines who enjoy a good romp have access to a fenced, off-leash area for their pets. All dogs must be current on required shots and spayed/neutered. Other policies apply and are listed on the application. The Barking Lot is open during normal park hours. Fee: $40R/$53NR per hangtag. Each hangtag is good for up to two dogs in the household. Additional dogs require a second pass. Parking Fees also apply. Annual Pass: $45R/$58NR/Daily Parking Fee: $4R/$5NR Saluda Shoals Park Fishermanâ€™s Pass This 12-month pass entitles the bearer 24-hour access to Saluda Shoals Park using a coded entry system. Fee: $65R/$78NR. Additional hangtags are $15 per household with proof of vehicle registration. Saluda Shoals Park Saluda Shoals Park Horse Trail Pass Saluda Shoals Park offers horse owners an exceptional opportunity to ride their horses on the beautiful horse trails through Saluda Shoals Park. Horseback riders may pay a daily riding fee or purchase an Annual Horse Trail Pass. Annual Horse Trail Pass Fee: $40R/$53NR per hangtag. Each Hangtag is good for up to two horses in the household. Additional horses require a second pass. Daily Fees: $10R/$11NR. Parking Fees also apply. Annual Pass: $45R/$58NR/Daily Parking Fee: $4R/$5NR. Saluda Shoals Park
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NEW! Bicycle Rentals Men’s, women’s and youth sized Cruiser bicycles are available for rent at Saluda Shoals Park. Hours of operation are from 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Sunday–Saturday and bicycle rentals include all necessary equipment. All bicycles and equipment must be returned by 5:00 p.m. for check in by park staff. Daily parking fees apply. Pay all rental fees in the Environmental Education Center. For more information call 213-2053 on weekdays or 213-2050 on the weekends. For all biking activities please bring your cell phone for access to the Park Ranger or the Front Desk while you are out in the park. It is also recommended that you bring sun block. Fees: 1-hour rental/$5; Half Day (4 hours)/$15 Full Day (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)/$25. Saluda Shoals Park Group Horseback Rides Plan a horseback ride and a picnic adventure through Saluda Shoals Park for your group. Minimum fee: $210 per hour for 1–6 riders. Call 213-2053 for information and reservations. Saluda Shoals Park Horse Trail Rides Come out to Saluda Shoals Park and enjoy a wonderful walking trail ride through the park. Learn how to horseback ride or simply improve your skills. No previous experience is required. Rides last an hour (including instruction, mounting & dismounting). No double riding is permitted. Riders are required to wear long pants, a sleeved shirt and boots or sturdy lace-up shoes. Helmets are provided. Height, age and weight restrictions apply. Ages 6–Adult 1 Session $35R/$48NR 35261101 Sat., Jan. 14, 9:45–10:45 a.m. 35261102 Sat., Jan. 14, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon 35261103 Sun., Jan. 22, 9:45–10:45 a.m. 35261104 Sun., Jan. 22, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon 35261105 Sat., Feb. 4, 9:45–10:45 a.m. 35261106 Sat., Feb. 4, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon 35261107 Sun., Mar. 25, 9:45–10:45 a.m. 35261108 Sun., Mar. 25, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon 35261109 Sat., Mar. 31, 9:45–10:45 a.m. 35261110 Sat., Mar. 31, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon Saluda Shoals Park, Inst.: Blackwell Canoe and Kayak Rentals Canoe and Kayak rentals are available on weekends from 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and on weekdays from 9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Rentals and guided trips include all necessary equipment. Boats and equipment must be returned by 5:00 p.m. for check-in by park staff. Daily parking fees apply. Pay all rental fees at the Environmental Center. Call 213-2053 on weekdays and 213-2050 on weekends for more information. For all canoeing activities, please bring your cell phone in a dry bag. It is also strongly recommended that you bring sun block. Canoe, Tandem and Solo Kayak Rental Fees: $23/1 hour rental (weekends only). $38/3 hour rental; $48/full day rental. Shuttle Service: $10 per boat. Shuttle pick up at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. Saluda Shoals Park
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Guided River Trips Enjoy a 3-hour guided river trip down the Saluda River. The trip includes instruction, equipment and shuttle. Enjoy interpretation along the way and a stop at Corley Island. If river conditions are conducive, the guide will lead your party up stream to catch a glimpse of the resident bald eagle and otter family. Guided trips can be scheduled for a minimum of 4 participants. 48-hour advance reservation required. Ages 6–Adult 1 Session $40R/$53NR 35265201 Sat., Jan. 14, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 35265202 Sat., Jan. 28, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 35265203 Sat., Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 35265204 Sat., Feb. 18, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 35265205 Sat., Mar. 3, 1:00–4:00 p.m. 35265206 Sat., Mar. 10, 1:00–4:00 p.m. 35265207 Sat., Mar. 17, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saluda Shoals Park. Walking Program Get on board with the ICRC Walking Program and walk your way to fitness with incentive prizes. Achieve 100 miles and receive a water bottle; at 500 miles a t-shirt; and at 1,000 miles a pedometer. You may record your fitness walking miles from anywhere, anytime, walking in the mall, on the treadmill, in your neighborhood or on the many walking trails at our parks! Make a pledge to yourself to walk for the “health of it.” Pick up your free Walking Log Book at Seven Oaks Park, Crooked Creek or Saluda Shoals Park front desks. Disc Golf Crooked Creek Park’s 24-hole disc golf course is recognized as one of the best in the southeast! There are multiple tee pads for beginners and advanced players. Free to play. Course map and scorecards are available at the Crooked Creek Park front desk. For more information about disc golf, upcoming events, and the Crooked Creek Disc Golf Club, contact Mitch Gaskill at 345-5929. Disc Golf discs are available for purchase at the Crooked Creek Park front desk. Crooked Creek Park Seven Oaks Park is now offering a 9 hole par three disc golf course that’s ideal for youth and beginners. Free to play. Bring your own discs. For more information, call 772-3336. Seven Oaks Park. Racquetball Crooked Creek Park is home to 2 racquetball courts. A court can be reserved in 1-hour increments by calling the front desk. The courts are open during normal park hours, and players must hold an Adult or Youth Basic Pass. The court fee can be paid each time or players can purchase a punch card for multiple visits. Fee: $4R/$5NR per hour Crooked Creek Park
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Group support, fellowship and lots of fun have made this program successful for 50+ years. No special food or drinks to purchase. National dues are $26 annually which includes a monthly magazine. This group meets on Tuesdays from 6:30 –7:30 p.m. $26 annual dues. Fitness Areas Participants can exercise their cardiovascular and major muscle groups using a variety of fitness equipment. For ages 17 and older. An initial orientation is required. Call Crooked Creek Park at 345-6181 or Seven Oaks Park at 803-772-3336 to schedule your free orientation. Personal Training for Adults Personal Training is available to Fitness Center pass holders. Obtain individualized workout plans for your specific needs/ goals, increase strength, muscle tone, heart and lung efficiency, flexibility, mobility and coordination, reduce the risk of high blood pressure, and help lower cholesterol. Schedule as many sessions as you need with no long-term commitment. To consult with a trainer, contact Seven Oaks Park at 7723336 or Crooked Creek Park at 345-6181. For adults age 17 and older. $35 per one hour session. Personal Training for Seniors 50+ Criston Daily is a certified Personal Trainer who specializes with middle aged and older adults. For more information, please contact Seven Oaks Park at 772-3336. $35 per one hour session. Early Bird Aerobics Join other Chapin area early birds and get moving! This fun, low impact aerobics class meets Monday–Friday on a monthly basis. Be sure to join us for this heart-smart program: remember that regular activity can help strengthen your heart and lower blood pressure, as well as reduce stress. Ages 16–Adult $21R/$34NR 33420000 Mon./Wed./Fri., Jan. 2, 8:00–9:00 a.m. 33420001 Mon./Wed./Fri., Feb. 1, 8:00–9:00 a.m. 33420002 Mon./Wed./Fri., Mar. 2, 8:00–9:00 a.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Pittman Yoga Rediscover your flexibility, sense of balance, mental clarity, and confidence with Yoga. This beginner version of Yoga will relieve stress, back and neck pain and improve your stamina. Participants should dress in loose fitting clothes and bring a towel or mat. Ages 16–Adult $29R/$42NR 33420201 Tues./Thurs., Jan. 3, 8:00–9:00 a.m. 33420204 Mon./Wed., Jan. 2, 5:15–6:15 p.m. 33420205 Mon./Wed., Feb. 1, 5:15–6:15 p.m. 33420203 Tues./Thurs., Mar. 1, 8:00–9:00 a.m. 33420202 Tues./Thurs., Feb. 2, 8:00–9:00 a.m. 33420206 Mon./Wed., Mar. 5, 5:15–6:15 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Adair
Aerobics with Body Sculpting This class incorporates Pilates, body sculpting and yoga techniques for a comprehensive work out. Students may bring their own small hand weights to increase effectiveness. Lose weight and increase your cardiovascular health. Ages 14–Adult $40R/$53NR 34424100 Mon./Wed., Jan. 2, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 34424101 Mon./Wed., Feb. 20, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Lester Boot Camp – Women’s Fitness Now is the time to take control of your life! This unique style of Boot Camp lets you achieve the highest possible fitness level, no matter what your age or current physical condition. Each day is a brand new experience packed with new challenges. Improve your cardiovascular health and lose weight. Ages Adults $40R/$53NR 33420511 Sat., Jan. 7, 7:30–8:30 a.m. 33420512 Sat., Feb. 4, 7:30–8:30 a.m. 33420513 Sat., Mar. 3, 7:30–8:30 a.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Campbell Total Body Conditioning This is a multi-activity workout designed to produce total body results. This fast-paced workout that targets nearly every muscle group and is designed for all fitness levels from beginner to advanced. Each day will feature different exercises to provide variety in your training. Our instructor will help you build strong muscles and a strong cardiovascular system for a long healthy life. This class meets 3 days per week for 4 consecutive weeks. Ages Adults $45R/$58NR 33420601 Mon./Wed./Fri., Jan. 2, 8:00–9:00 a.m. 33420602 Mon./Wed./Fri., Jan. 30, 8:00–9:00 a.m. 33420603 Mon./Wed./Fri., Feb. 27, 8:00–9:00 a.m. 33420604 Mon./Wed./Fri., Mar. 26, 8:00–9:00 a.m Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Partrich Zumba Remember when your favorite song came on the radio, and it had such a good beat that you just couldn’t help dancing to it? Come join Our Zumba dance party and learn some really fun moves! Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, and Cha Cha. You’ll have so much fun you won’t even know you’re exercising . . . you don’t need a dance partner just bring a water bottle and comfortable exercise shoes for this fun-filled hour. Ages 16–Adult $35R/$48NR 33420811 Tues./Thurs., Jan. 3, 9:15–10:15 a.m. 33420812 Mon./Wed., Jan. 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m. 33420813 Tues./Thurs., Feb. 2, 9:15–10:15 a.m. 33420821 Mon./Wed., Feb. 1, 6:30–7:30 p.m. 33420822 Tues./Thurs., Mar. 1, 9:15–10:15 a.m. 33420823 Tues./Thurs., Mar. 1, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Cantey Jazzercise
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You can burn up to 600 calories in one fun, and powerfully effective, 60-minute total body workout. Jazzercise combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Dance yourself fit and change the shape of your body today! All fitness levels welcome. Registration and fees conducted directly with Jazzercise. Questions? Go to www. jazzercise.com or contact Michele McFadden at 803-2546031 or 803-446-2865. All Ages $25 registration fee; $10 daily; $35 monthly $85 – 8 week/2 month pass Tues.–Fri., 9:10–10:10 a.m., Sat. 9:10–10:10 a.m. or Mon./Tues./Thurs., 6:30–7:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: McFadden Senior Fitness Join the war on aging! This exercise program is designed specifically for seniors. Routines taught in this class help maintain and increase muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance, flexibility, agility and balance, which helps prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Improve muscle tone, balance and posture and look younger! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes with good support. Ages Adults $14R/$15NR 33430001 Mon./Wed./Fri., Jan. 2–30, 9:15–10:15 a.m. 33430002 Mon./Wed./Fri., Feb. 1–29, 9:15–10:15 a.m. 33430003 Mon./Wed./Fri., Mar. 2–30, 9:15–10:15 a.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Pittman Ages Adults $14R/$15NR 34435001 Mon./Tues./Thurs., Jan. 2–31, 8:30–9:30 a.m. 34435002 Mon./Tues./Thurs., Feb. 2–28, 8:30–9:30 a.m. 34435003 Mon./Tues./Thurs., Mar. 1–29, 8:30–9:30 a.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Toole Senior Fitness II Maintain and increase muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance, flexibility, agility and balance by using a chair to sit or stand while exercising. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes with good support. Ages Adults 9 Sessions $7R/$8NR 34435101 Tues./Thurs., Jan. 3–24, 9:45–10:30 a.m. 34435102 Tues./Thurs., Feb. 2–28, 9:45–10:30 a.m. 34435103 Tues./Thurs., Mar. 1–29, 9:45–10:30 a.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Toole
Art Leagues Discover the joy of art and learn with the area’s best artists in a friendly environment. Everyone, from art dabblers to professionals, is welcome to come wet a friendly brush. Programs are open to the public and visitors are always welcome. There is an interesting program or group project scheduled for each meeting, so drop by and join the fun! Crooked Creek Art League: Meets every third Monday between September and May at Crooked Creek Park at 7:00 p.m. Come early (6:30 p.m.) for refreshments and socializing! For information go to www.crookedcreekart.org or call 781-9539 or Crooked Creek Park at 345-8181. Seven Oaks Art League: Meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month from September through May at Seven Oaks Park. Membership fees are $20 annually. For information, call Seven Oaks Park at 772-3336. The Artist’s Place One and two-dimensional work is on display in the lobby at Crooked Creek Park and Seven Oaks Park throughout the year for the public’s enjoyment. The Galleries are maintained by local artists of the Crooked Creek and Seven Oaks Art Leagues. For more information: Crooked Creek Park: 345-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org Seven Oaks Park: 772-3336 or email@example.com Chapin Arts & Crafts Association The association meets September thru May on the second and fourth Thursday from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon at Crooked Creek Park. The Palmetto Shell Club Join the Palmetto Shell Club to learn about the ecology of our beautiful South Carolina Coast and meet other enthusiasts with this unique hobby. The group meets the second Sunday of each month September through May. For more information, please call 772-3336. Seven Oaks Park. Chapin Chirpers This community group sings music from many sources. There are no membership fees and no auditions. Chirpers rehearse 3 or 4 Mondays from 1:30–3:05 p.m. at Crooked Creek Park under the direction of Joan Marco, accompanied by Amy Gunwall, with percussion by Peggy Shallow. When the songs are ready, concerts are given at local community lunches and events as well as rehabilitation centers and residential groups. If you would like to join, or invite the Chirpers to sing for your group, call Joan Marco, 803-345-8701, or 803240-2054 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Pottery Studio Pass The studio features four wheels, slab roller, extruder and two kilns and is available for on-your-own creativity. Pass includes an ICRC ID card, one 25 lb. bag of clay, 3 months unlimited use of the pottery studio and wheel, and unlimited firing of pottery made in the studio. Initial pottery orientation required, call 345-6181. Additional clay is available at $12/bag. Fee: $45R/$58NR, Crooked Creek Park.
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Pottery Instruction for Beginners Join accomplished potters Adrienne Chapelle and Katy Brown and learn how to throw a pot on the wheel or hand build a unique clay vessel. Four two-hour classes cover the basics of hand building or wheel throwing techniques. Other topics include wedging, finishing pieces, and glazing. Call 345-6181 for an appointment. Supplies not included. Fee: $161R/$179NR, Crooked Creek Park. Intermediate Pottery Instruction Anyone with previous pottery experience or those who have completed the 8-hour beginner course may schedule individual lessons with accomplished potters Adrienne Chapelle or Katy Brown. Designed for those needing a refresher course or help with a particular project. Call 345-6181 for an appointment. Supplies not included. Fee: $17R/$18NR, Crooked Creek Park. Ceramics Workshop Ceramics instructor Geri Edwards will be on hand to assist in this program, open to all ages. Greenware and supplies are available for purchase. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon. Seven Oaks Park. Pottery and Ceramics Pottery and Ceramics classes will be offered at Seven Oaks Park. Please call 772-3336 for a schedule and information. Seven Oaks Park. Jewelry Making This is a beginner class teaching unique jewelry design. The instructor will provide list of tools necessary to participate in the class. Please email the instructor at salena_tisdale@ yahoo.com for more information. Ages 16–Adult $40R/$53NR 34511401 Fri., Jan. 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 34511402 Fri., Feb. 3, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 34511403 Fri., Mar. 2, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. The Fine Arts, Private Private art lessons are available teaching basic drawing, basic watercolor, advanced watercolor and basic acrylic. Supplies are provided for all classes. The class will be tailored to the participant. Call 772-3336 for information. Ages 8–Adult $15R/$16NR Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Whittle The Fine Arts, Kids Basic drawing, basic watercolor, advanced watercolor and basic acrylic will all be covered. Supplies are provided for all classes. Projects will be completed by end of class each week to take home. Advanced watercolor will be either a landscape or seascape. Ages 6–15 $40R/$53NR 34511201 Sat., Feb. 4, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Whittle
Kids’ Art Club This club teaches children arts and crafts techniques through hands-on experience. Students will explore a new art project each class including: paper-making, mosaics, jewelry making, weaving, collage, macramé, and more. This class teaches children to improvise and open their minds to the use of nonconventional materials and approaches while creating art. Wear old clothes that can get messy. This is an ongoing class with monthly registration that meets one hour per week for four consecutive weeks. A $12 per month supply fee will also apply to each registration. Ages 7–12 $30R/$43NR 33567901 Tues., Jan. 3, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 33567902 Tues., Feb. 7, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 33567903 Tues., Mar. 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst. Dickey. Pre-Ballet This is a structured program designed for early development of ballet and movement. It meets the needs and limitations of preschoolers by providing a carefully paced sequence of exercises to develop physical conditioning with poise and grace. Activities are presented through music. Children learn self-discipline, listening skills coordination, left and right discrimination, patterns and movement. Dress Code: pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Long hair should be pulled away from the face. Label all dance attire! Ages 2 $40R/$53NR 33510001 Thurs., Jan. 5, 4:55–5:25 p.m. 33510002 Thurs., Feb. 9, 4:55–5:25 p.m. 33510003 Thurs., Mar. 8, 4:55–5:25 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Tour Jete, Inc. Tap/Ballet This combination class includes 20 minutes of tap and 25 minutes of ballet. Technical training is taught through ballet, which in turn helps teach the proper shifting of weight and patterns in movement for tap. All activities are executed to fun music. Learn beginner techniques for tap and ballet and the proper dance class structure in a fun and relaxed environment. A recital is held in May with no costume or recital fees. Dress Code: pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and black tap shoes. Long hair should be pulled away from the face. Please label all dance attire! Ages 3-5 $40R/$53NR 34510201 Tues., Jan. 3, 4:15–5:00 p.m. 34510202 Tues., Feb. 7, 4:15–5:00 p.m. 34510203 Tues., Mar. 6, 4:15–5:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst. Tour Jete, Inc. Ages 3–5 $40R/$53NR 33510004 Thurs., Jan. 5, 5:30–6:15 p.m. 33510005 Thurs., Feb. 9, 5:30–6:15 p.m. 33510006 Thurs., Mar. 8, 5:30–6:15 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Tour Jete, Inc.
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Jazz/Ballet Jazz/Ballet is an exciting dance class that offers a wide range of fun and upbeat movement! All of the activities are presented through “popular” dance music. In this class children learn discipline, listening skills, coordination, left and right skills, patterns in movement, and basic jazz dance technique. Students will also be introduced to basic ballet technique and vocabulary and exposed to lyrical, broadway, and fun “popular” styles of dance. Dress Code: Girls should be dressed in a solid color leotard (any color), pink tights, and black jazz shoes. Boys should be dressed in a white t-shirt, black pants or shorts, and black jazz shoes or tennis shoes. Long hair should be pulled up and away from the face. Ages 6–12 $40R/$53NR 34510205 Tues., Jan. 3, 5:15–6:00 p.m. 34510206 Tues., Feb. 7, 5:15–6:00 p.m. 34510207 Tues., Mar. 6, 5:15–6:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst. Tour Jete, Inc.
Ballroom Dancing Learn these dances and be prepared for upcoming parties, weddings and other social events. Glide across the floor as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the popular fox trot. Dance the slow, Latin rumba on even a tiny crowded dance floor. Learn to dance two of the most popular dances with a Latin flair: the fast and flirtatious salsa and the sizzling, sultry tango. Salsa is currently a very popular dance and incorporates many varying Latin beats. Tango is a more dramatic dance with its catlike movements and stalking rhythms. Basic steps as well as technique will be taught. Please wear smoothsoled (preferably leather) shoes. No experience is necessary and a partner is not required. Overcome that hesitation on the dance floor. With a little practice, you’ll enjoy dancing like never before. All Ages 6 Sessions $40R/$53NR 34535004 Salsa/Tango Single, Mon., Jan. 9, 6:30–7:45 p.m. 34535000 FT/Rumba Single, Mon., Feb. 20, 6:30–7:45 p.m.
Acting for Kids This hands-on acting class gives kids a fun, interactive environment where creative expression is cultivated and celebrated! Students of all acting levels will have fun and gain confidence learning the fundamentals of acting such as improv, public speaking, storytelling and comedy. Beginner or experienced. Ages 8–12 $40R/$53NR 34511601 Thurs., Jan. 12, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 34511602 Thurs., Feb. 9, 5:30–6:30 p.m. 34511603 Thurs., Mar. 8, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Dinsmore
All Ages 6 Sessions $60R/$73NR 34535005 Salsa/Tango Couple, Mon., Jan. 9, 6:30–7:45 p.m. 34535001 FT/Rumba Couple, Mon., Feb. 20, 6:30–7:45 p.m. Seven Oaks Park.
Ages 8–12 $40R/$53NR 33210801 Tues., Jan. 3, 4:15–5:15 p.m. 33210802 Tues., Feb. 7, 4:15–5:15 p.m. 33210803 Tues., Mar. 6, 4:15–5:15 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Dinsmore Children’s Theatre Participants learn all aspects of producing a live theatrical production and participate in a winter performance. Acting activities are a part of the program. Every participant has a part in the performance of this production. Due to the nature of this program, total commitment and dedication is required. Please call Seven Oaks Park or Crooked Creek Park for full schedule and registration information. Ages 7–17 16 Sessions $75R/$88NR 33160300 Sat., Jan. 28, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Crooked Creek Park/ Seven Oaks Park. Square Dances Dances are western square style with line dance instruction during breaks. Instructed by Earle and Fran Merchant and hosted by the Western Squares Club of Chapin. Dances are held the first and third Saturday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Crooked Creek Park. Contact Clay Shelton at 345-0610 for more information. Crooked Creek Park.
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Beginner Line Dancing Line dancing is a fun and effortless way to exercise your mind and body. Learn the basic skills and steps during the 6-week Beginner I Class. Try the Beginner II Class if you’ve had some prior line dancing experience, but need a refresher course. After completing either of these introductory courses participants will be prepared to join the regular Senior Line Dancing class. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Ages Adults $14R/$15NR 34535102 Beg I, Tues., Feb. 7, 10:45–11:45 a.m. 34535107 Beg II, Tues., Mar. 20, 10:45–11:45 a.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Toole Line Dancing Learn the fun skill of line dancing from an experienced instructor who teaches slowly and only wants you to have fun and meet new friends. Enjoy the exercise benefits that dancing provides. All Ages $35R/$48NR 34521800 Sat., Jan. 7, 3:00–4:00 p.m. 34521801 Sat., Feb. 4, 3:00–4:00 p.m. 34521802 Sat., Mar. 3, 3:00–4:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Horton
Senior Line Dancing Line dancing is a fun and effortless way to exercise. Learn at your own pace. This class is for beginner through advanced dancers. Each class starts with 30 minutes of beginner’s instruction and progresses to the intermediate level. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Monday classes are 9:45–11:15 a.m. and Thursday classes are 10:45–11:45 a.m. Ages Adults $14R/$15NR 34535201 Mon./Thurs., Jan. 2, 9:45–11:45 a.m. 34535203 Mon./Thurs., Mar. 1, 9:45–11:45 a.m. 34535202 Mon./Thurs., Feb. 2, 9:45–11:45 a.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Toole Shag Lessons Shagging is good for the soul. Learn the South Carolina state dance from an experienced instructor who teaches slowly and only expects you to have fun and meet new friends. Enjoy the exercise benefits that dancing provides: burn calories, improve arthritis, and meet new friends. Ages 14–Adult $37R/$50NR 34525101 Single Wed., Jan. 11, 7:00–8:00 p.m. 34525102 Single Wed., Feb. 22, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Horton Ages 14–Adult $52R/$65NR 34525103 Couple Wed., Jan. 11, 7:00–8:00 p.m. 34525104 Couple Wed., Feb. 22, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Horton Guitar Ever wanted to play guitar in a rock and roll band? Or even sit around a campfire and play for your friends? What about sitting on the back porch and strumming for the one you love? Learn all the basics of guitar in this fun class! You can even learn the chords of a song you choose! Lessons, taught weekly in half hour increments, are for youth and adults, beginner through advanced levels. Students must bring guitar. Please contact instructor prior to first lesson. (Seven Oaks park instructor, email@example.com.) All Ages $63R/$76NR 33560001 Mon., Jan. 9, 5:30–7:30 p.m. 33560002 Mon., Feb. 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m. 33560003 Mon., Mar. 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: White 33560004 Tues., Jan. 10, 3:00–8:00 p.m. 33560005 Tues., Feb. 7, 3:00–8:00 p.m. 33560006 Tues., Mar. 6, 3:00–8:00 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Inst.: Bull Ages 5–Adult $63R/$76NR 34560001 Tues., Jan. 3, 4:00–8:00 p.m. 34560002 Tues., Feb. 7, 4:00–8:00 p.m. 34560003 Tues., Mar. 6, 4:00–8:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Polley
Sand Casting Leaves – Art & Garden Workshop Learn the art of sand casting leaves from a Master Gardener. At the end of this 1 1/2 hour workshop, participants will take home a beautifully sand cast leaf to use as an outdoor decoration, bird bath or bird feeder. Supplies are provided by the instructor. Ages 12–Adult 1 Session $20R/$21NR 34512301 Tues., Feb. 7, 9:30–11:00 a.m. Seven Oaks Park. English Trough Planter – Art & Garden Workshop Join our Master Gardener and create your own English Trough Planter. Participants will be proud to show off their work to their friends. Concrete mix will be provided by the instructor. Participants should bring: 2 boxes or bowls (one bowl should fit inside the other leaving approximately one inch around all sides), 2 trash bags and gloves. Ages 12–Adult 1 Session $20R/$21NR 34512302 Mon., Mar. 5, 9:30–11:00 a.m. Seven Oaks Park. Hand Tinted Photograph – Art & Garden Workshop Come learn to enhance your favorite photograph. Participants will learn to hand tint a photo with oils and can use this skill for many years to come. Instructor will supply photos and painting supplies. Ages 12–Adult 1 Session $10R/$11NR 34512303 Mon., Mar. 26, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Gardening This four-week gardening class covers topics including: composting, perennials, annuals, and containers. Learn about lasagna gardening, how to layer and prepare soil and what grows well in this region. The class also teaches the where, when and how of planting, how to save plants during the winter and how to fertilize. Ages 10–Adult $32R/$45NR 34511001 Wed., Feb. 8, 9:30–10:30 a.m. 34511002 Wed., Mar. 7, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Whittle The Sewing Studio This class teaches sewing basics to beginners. Learn the features of your sewing machine, straight stitches, curved stitches, zig-zag stitches, hand stitching, sewing tools and fabric characteristics. Projects completed in class are a decorative pillow and tote bag. A material list will be given the first session. A sewing machine and the following sewing tools are needed for each class: tape measure, seam gauge/guide, pins, pin cushion, hand needles (variety pack), machine needles (variety pack with size 12 and 14), needle threader, seam ripper, all purpose thread, scissors, and a sewing machine manual (if available, comes with machine). Ages 16–Adult 4 Sessions $99R/$117NR 34511801 Thurs., Feb. 2, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park.
Education - Programs & Activities
Woodcarving This program, taught by Carolina Wood Carvers, will encompass carvings of wildlife, caricatures, and relief carvings (scenes). This is a “hands on” class. Tools may be available along with blank wood for a fee. This group meets weekly. Ages 14–Adult No Fee 33520101 Thurs., Jan. 5, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Crooked Creek Park.
AARP Driver’s Safety Program Renew your knowledge of safe driving in this one day course. Contact your insurance company - discounts available for anyone taking this class regardless of age. Pay $14 fee to instructor on day of class. AARP Members pay $12. Ages Adults 33630000 Sat., Mar. 17, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Crooked Creek Park.
WOOF University This course helps dog owners teach useful obedience commands, controlled walk, and addresses behavioral problems using positive methods. Discussion on proper toys, grooming, nutrition and crate training is included. Dogs must be at least four months old and up-to-date on vaccinations. The first class is an orientation for owners only. Do not bring your pet to the first class. Prospective students should call instructor Dawn O’Cain or Kelly Whittington prior to the first class at 356-7468. Ages 14–Adult $80R/$93NR 34663900 Tues., Jan. 10, 7:00–8:00 p.m. 34663901 Tues., Feb. 21, 7:00–8:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: O’Cain/Whittington
34630000 Sat., Feb. 18, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park.
Hunter’s Education Department of Natural Resources staff will instruct this course for youth on safe and responsible hunting skills and practices. This is a must for the novice young hunting enthusiast. Students should bring a bag lunch, drink, pencil and provide their name, address, phone number, email, and date of birth (for DNR certification). Individuals born after June 30, 1979 are required to have certification from this class before purchasing a hunting license at age 16. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. ALL REGISTRATION IS DONE THROUGH DNR, please contact DNR to register for this class at dnr.sc. gov. All Ages No Fee 34663601 Sat., Jan. 14, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 34663602 Sat., Mar. 3, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: Dept. of Natural Resources American Red Cross Family Caregiving Classes American Red Cross Family Caregiving Classes presented by Always Best Care will include sessions on Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia, Legal and Financial Issues, or Home Safety. Each class is $16 for American Red Cross Supplies and should be paid to instructor on the day of class. Ages Adults 34630100 Alzheimers/Dementia Thurs., Jan. 26, 6:30–7:30 p.m. 34630101 Legal & Financial Thurs., Feb. 23, 6:30–7:30 p.m. 34630103 Home Safety Thurs., Mar. 22, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park.
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Red Cross Babysitting This co-ed course was developed by the American Red Cross to teach safe babysitting techniques using an interactive activity-based format. Students are given many hands-on learning experiences that teach problem solving and first aid skills which help foster parent confidence in the sitter. Participants should bring a bag lunch and pencil. Register no later than the Wednesday prior to the class. Ages 11–17 $85R/$98NR 34613201 Sat., Feb. 4, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. Inst.: American Red Cross Volunteer Nature Interpreter Program Join the dynamic Nature Interpreter Team and educate park guests at the Wetland Preserve through natural and cultural interpretation. Training takes place every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. To learn more, call Jeanette Wells at 213-2051. Saluda Shoals Park Amazing Hummingbirds Join Marcia Blakewood as she leads a class that will focus on Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. You will explore hummer migration, nesting habits and their unique features for survival. Also you will discuss how to attract hummers to your garden. Ages 12–Adult 1 Session $14R/$15NR 35611107 Thurs., Feb. 16, 2:00–4:00 p.m. 35611108 Sat., March 3, 9:30–11:30 a.m. Saluda Shoals Park Bird Walks Join the birding group lead by Patricia Voelker! Learn to identify resident and migrant birds. Become a backyard scientist by reporting your sightings. Please bring binoculars (8 x 32 or 8 x 42 are best), comfortable walking shoes, water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a guide book. Call Saluda Shoals Park at 213 -2053 for further details and to schedule your Bird Walk with Patricia Voelker. Dates: Sat., Jan. 28, Sat., Feb. 25, Sat., Mar. 31. Meet in the Environmental Center Parking Lot at 8:00 a.m. The walk lasts about two hours. Fee: Regular parking fee applies: $4R/$5NR or use your Annual or Fisherman’s Pass. Saluda Shoals Park
The Great Backyard Bird Count The Backyard Bird Count is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 19th at Saluda Shoals Park and is being led by Patricia Voelker. To participate, call 213-2053. For more information, visit www. birdsource.org. Date: Sun., Feb. 19, 7:00 a.m. Location: Environmental Education Center parking lot. Fee: Regular parking fee applies: $4R/$5NR or use your Annual or Fisherman’s Pass. Saluda Shoals Park X-Plorer Packs Explore the many habitats at Saluda Shoals Park with an X-Plorer Pack, available at the Environmental Education Center! It’s filled with seasonal activities that are fun and full of nature facts. X-Plorer Packs are available on a first-come, first served basis. Driver’s identification is required to borrow packs and no registration necessary. Packs include: Field guides, a magnifying glass, binoculars and seasonal nature activities. Great for families with children ages 4 and up. Fee: $4R/$5NR Parking Fee Applies. Saluda Shoals Park Geocaching Explore Saluda Shoals Park, Seven Oaks Park and Crooked Creek Park to look for geocaches using a handheld GPS device. Each quarter a cache is designated as a prize cache. Find it and provide proof to receive a prize donated by our quarterly sponsor, The Backpacker. There are numerous caches in the park that have been placed by Geocachers and Park Rangers. If you would like to place caches in the parks please call Alex Beck at 213-2054 for a cache application. The Geocaching coordinates are on www.geocaching.com where you can upload the various caches on your GPS. Coordinates and information are also available at the Environmental Education Center front desk. GPS etiquette is to never take items without leaving items. GPS’s are available for loan at the Environmental Education Center. A valid driver’s license and credit card are required for equipment rental. Fee: $5 per GPS unit. Parking fees apply. Saluda Shoals Park. Discovering Nature The following programs can be tailored for ages 5–10 and include a presentation by a park ranger and a guided nature walk. A visit to the Environmental Education Center Exhibit Hall can be substituted for any of the program components. Programs are suitable for scout groups, home scholars or birthday parties. Maximum of 15 participants per program. Fee: $35 with required facility rental. Leapers Creepers – Frogs, toads and salamanders all have extraordinary adaptations for survival. Explore their habitat and learn about their survival skills in the Wetland Preserve. It’s a Logs Life – What is so special about logs? They are homes to many different amazing animals, they have a history of life and they help new life grow. Animal Autographs – Explore the world of creatures — on many legs, four legs or no legs at all. Find footprints and patterns on the ground, learn about animal locomotion and create an animal track to take home. Saluda Shoals Park.
Charley’s Back Yard Treasure Hunt Come to Saluda Shoals Park and pick up a Charley’s Backyard Treasure Hunt map. Explore the park to find treasures like the silver fish and beautiful Corley Island. Treasure Hunt activities can be completed in one day or treasures can be discovered over a few visits to the park. $4R/$5NR Parking Fee Applies. Saluda Shoals Park. Rudy’s Junior Rangers Get your Rudy’s Junior Ranger book at the Environmental Education Center and complete a total of six activities to become a Junior Ranger at Saluda Shoals Park. This program is great for earning scout patches and badges. Fee: $35.00 per 10 participants. Saluda Shoals Park. Orienteering Course Saluda Shoals Park is offering an orienteering course of medium difficulty for groups of up to 20 participants. Each group will receive a brief period of instruction, orienteering coordinates, a compass and an orienteering sequence rubbing sheet. Participants should be prepared to complete the course in about an hour. Maximum 20 participants per group. Fee: $35. Saluda Shoals Park. New! Off-Site Team Initiatives If your group, school, or business cannot come to Saluda Shoals Park to participate in Team Initiatives, our experienced staff will bring them to your place of business! Team Building Initiatives do not require any heavy apparatus but participants have to work together as a team to solve problems. Activities include: Titanic, Thieve the Gold, Acid Pour, Invisible Maze, Group Juggle and many more. These initiatives will be available as indoor or outdoor programs for ages 18 years old and up. One or two-hour programs are available on week days from September through March. Fee: $150 per group of 20 participants for 1 hour. $250 per group of 20 participants for 2 hour. Saluda Shoals Park Challenge Course Adventures Bring a group out to the park and try an element on the Real Team Challenge course. This program is designed for older children and young adults. All challenges are led by trained, professional staff. Individual elements are perfect for scout groups, birthday parties and family reunions. Minimum 5 participants/ maximum 15 participants per group. Maximum two elements per group. Ages 8–Adult $35 per element Saluda Shoals Park
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Real Team Challenge Course The “Real Team” Challenge course is a series of difficult but achievable mental and physical activities designed to improve the performance of your group. Low ropes activities foster team development through problem solving, imagination, and thinking outside the box. While the elements are challenging, none are too physically demanding, allowing adults to participate at their own level of ability. All challenges are lead by our trained, professional staff. For information, call Alex Beck at 213-2054. Saluda Shoals Park.
Boy Scouts Merit Badge Saluda Shoals Park is offering program requirements for three different Boy Scout Merit Badges. Ranger staff is approved by the Boy Scout of America to provide programming for Boy Scouts. For more details on the study content, objectives and badges call Park Ranger/Eagle Scout Alex Beck 213-2054 or visit http://www.boyscouttrail.com/boy-scouts/ bsa-merit-badges.asp
Team Adventure This exciting alternative to the usual team building programs gives teams everything they need to navigate their way around the park, completing different objectives as they go. Challenges include physical team building challenges, puzzles and other mental brainteasers. If your team has done traditional ropes courses and team building sessions this adventure is for you! Teams receive a backpack, maps, decoding devices and more. Brief instruction is included. All participants must be 18 years or older. Minimum 15 participants/maximum of 40 participants per group. Call Alex Beck 213-2054 for information. Saluda Shoals Park.
Geocaching (8 of 9 requirements are met for the badge) Learn about the Global Positioning System (GPS), how to use a GPS device and the requirements of placing Geo-caches in different locations in South Carolina, the United States or anywhere in the world. Have fun finding caches in the park.
Cub Scout Programs Cub Scouts can earn badges by participating in various onehour workshops at Saluda Shoals Park. Scout leaders and chaperones are free of charge. Call 213-2053 to schedule. Fee: $35 minimum for up to 15 boys
NEW! Scout Camping Scout groups are invited to camp overnight at Saluda Shoals Park. Camping adventures will run on Friday from 5:00 p.m. – Saturday 10:00 a.m. The maximum number of participants in the group should not exceed twenty including chaperones. No more than ten tents are permissible. For more information call the Environmental Education Center at 803-213-2053.
Tiger Cubs Workshop Beauty of Birds: Learn how birds fly, and about their fabulous adaptations for surviving predators. The Power of Leaves: What do leaves do all day? Learn the secrets of leaves and the great benefits they provide the earth. Wolves Workshop Fish: Learn how fish survive and why they migrate. Discuss problems fish are facing today and possible solutions. Growing Plants: Learn about the importance of plants, why we practice plant engineering, and how to grow your own backyard food garden. Bears Workshops The Nature of our Soil: Learn what soil is composed of and how it’s made. Take soil samples and identify soil layers. Helpful Insects: Insects are everywhere! Use magnifiers to take a closer look at insects and discover some amazing facts about these small creatures and how they assist humans. Webelos Workshop Insects Life Cycles: Come discover how insects survive winter and why some migrate. Learn about some of the amazing insect adaptations for survival A logs Life: Learn how logs decompose and why this is beneficial to the forest. Saluda Shoals Park.
Education - Programs & Activities
Bird Study (7 of 8 requirements are met for the badge) Learn about birds, their behavior, and identification.
Nature Part 1 (2 of 4 requirements are met for the badge) Learn about birds, mammals, soil and rocks Call 803-213-2053 to reserve a class. Fees: $35 per group of 20 Saluda Shoals Park.
Brownie and Girl Scout Workshops Enjoy a one-hour nature workshop at Saluda Shoals Park. Brownies can earn two Try-Its. Juniors can earn the Earth Connections Badge or the Wildlife Badge. Scout leaders and chaperones are free of charge. Call 213-2053 to schedule your workshop. Fee: $35.00 minimum fee up to 15 girls. Brownie Workshops Animals and Watching Wildlife – Learn about animals and the best ways to observe them. Binoculars and magnifying lenses are provided, or you can bring your own! Earth and Sky/Eco Explorer – Study soil by taking soil samples, temperatures, exploring nature, and even make rocks! Junior Workshops Earth Connections – Study soil, take soil samples and look closely at plants to understand the relationship between soils and plants. Learn to identify trees and determine their age. Wildlife – Study and identify animals using field guides, and binoculars. Learn a few bird calls and take an up-close look at an insect or plant using microscopes. Binoculars and field guides are available, or bring your own! Saluda Shoals Park.
Environmental Education School Programs The Environmental Education Center at Saluda Shoals Park provides educational programs for all grade levels. The programs cover Life Science, Physical Science and Earth Science. Programs are inquiry based and are developed to address the South Carolina Education Science Standards. The programs have three components: 1) a classroom or outdoor laboratory lesson to establish the principle; 2) an interactive component including a visit to the Exhibit Hall or net dipping and specimen collecting for the Wetland Preserve Programs 3) “immersion learning” nature walk to a specific habitat All programs include pre-visit and post-visit activity sheets to help teachers prepare for the unit lessons. Each classroom holds up to 25 children. Teachers must be with the class. Additional chaperones are welcome. Arrangements can be made for schools bringing more than fifty students. Grade Specific Programs The following life science programs are designed for the grade level indicated. • Kindergarten: Life Cycles of Plants, Life Cycles of Animals, Life in the Wetlands. • First Grade: Basic Needs of Plants, Plants Have a Life Cycle, Life in the Wetlands. • Second Grade: Animal Life Cycles, Animals and their Habitats, Wetland Habitats. • Third Grade: How Plants and Animals Survive, Soil Structure and Change, Wetland Habitats. • Fourth Grade: Interaction of Plants and Animals, Effects of Organisms on the Environment, Wetland Diversity. • Fifth Grade: Biotic and Abiotic Factors in a Living System, Environmental Quality, Wetland Diversity. • Sixth Grade: Effects of Rainfall on Land, Structures and Function of Plants, Wetland Ecology. • Seventh Grade: Analyze Soil Properties, Analyzing Water Sheds, Wetland Ecology. • Eighth–Twelfth Grade: Ornithology, Biodiversity, Wetland Ecology.
Interpretive Saluda River Canoe Trip Second–Twelfth Grade. Guided by a Park Ranger, paddle a water trail on the Saluda River to the confluence of Rawls Creek and discover the effects of cold water meeting warm water. Explore the “shoals” and understand the unique habitat they form. Paddle across the “Fall Line” and learn the geologic importance of this area. Learn the basics of canoeing and river navigation. Fee: $10 per student. Maximum 20 students. Required student/chaperone ratio: • Grades 2–8, 1 chaperone per boat (2 students). • Grades 9–12, 1 chaperone per 5 students. • Additional chaperones: $10 per person. Saluda Shoals Park Program Fees A fee of $2.50 per student is charged with a minimum charge of $37.50 per group. Chaperones are free of charge. Programs last from one hour to one and a half hours depending on the age group. All programs can be customized to suit any group. Reservations All educational programs must be reserved in advance! For more information and reservations, please call the Environmental Education Center at Saluda Shoals Park between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 803-213-2053.
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Enjoy an adventure with the senior travelers. Day and overnight trips are offered approximately once a week. Register by phone or at Seven Oaks Park or Crooked Creek Park. ICRC trips are designed specifically for individuals 50 years old and older, but are open to anyone 18 years old and older. Anyone under 18 years must be approved by the Recreation Commission prior to registration. All fees must be paid at the time of registration! Registration: Registration will open for scheduled trips at Seven Oaks Park and Crooked Creek Park on the following dates: Quarter 1 – July trips: June 17 August trips: July 1 September trips: July 1 Quarter 2 – October trips: September 17 November trips: October 1 December trips: October 1 Quarter 3 – January trips: December 18 February trips: January 1 March trips: January 1 Quarter 4 – April trips: March 17 May trips: April 1 June trips: April 1 Overnight Trips: Registration dates and deadlines will vary for each trip. Information will be available for trips at the front desk of Seven Oaks and Crooked Creek Parks on the following dates: Quarter 1 – June 1 Quarter 2 – September 1 Quarter 3 – December 1 Quarter 4 – March 1 Waiting List Registration (fees must be paid): Quarter 1 – June 10–16 Quarter 2 – September 10–16 Quarter 3 – December 11–17 Quarter 4 – March 11–17 After these dates, individuals on the waiting list will not be given priority. Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refund requests must be received three days prior to the trip. A $5 service fee will apply for any cancellation, and some trips may be subject to higher cancellation fees after registration deadlines.
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Billy Graham Library Journey through the life and ministry of Billy Graham. The library reflects Billy Graham’s journey from a humble farm boy to an international ambassador of God’s love. Located on 20 landscaped acres, it is only miles from where Billy Graham grew up in Charlotte, N.C. In 2010, the Library was renovated to include the addition of Billy Graham’s personal library and the installation of a custom mural painted by Thomas Kinkade. Visit the Graham family home place where Billy Graham lived from age 9 until he left for college and take some time to reflect in the Memorial Prayer Garden. This selfguided tour takes 2 hours, with plenty of places to sit along the way. Lunch is Dutch treat at the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar. Open Registration: Oct. 1–Dec. 19, 2011. Ages Adults 1 Session $16R/$17NR 32835300 Thurs., Jan. 5, CCP: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., SOP: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Visit BMW Have you ever wondered how BMWs are manufactured? Take this hour long guided factory tour and see the robots at work. Browse the exhibits in the Zentrum Museum, where you can see the history of the BMW brand as well as view rare and important vehicles. No open shoes or high heels are allowed. Enjoy a Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant. Open Registration: Dec. 17, 2011–Jan. 2, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $24R/$37NR 32830300 Tues., Jan. 10, CCP: 8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., SOP: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Senior Trail Hikes The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission plans monthly trail hikes through various locations in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Each hike is guided by one of our experienced park rangers and is approximately 3 miles. Always be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks with you. Congaree National Park Trail Hike Congaree National Park is home to the largest remnant of old-growth floodplain forest remaining on the continent! Experience champion trees amidst astonishing biodiversity as you walk the 2.4 miles of boardwalk loop trail. After the hike, enjoy lunch at the McCutchen House. Lunch is included. Open Registration: Dec. 17, 2011– Jan. 8, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $17R/$18NR 32832109 Wed., Jan. 18, CCP: 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., SOP: 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Carolina Raptor Center Trail Hike Visit the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, NC, a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates and releases nearly 800 raptors each year. See and learn about over 25 different species of raptors along the outdoor nature trail. Following the hike, enjoy a Dutch treat lunch at Lancaster’s BBQ. Open Registration: Jan. 1–Feb. 5, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $10R/$11NR 32832110 Wed., Feb. 15, CCP: 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., SOP: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve Hike The 1,600-acre Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve is home to the rare and state-listed endangered gopher tortoise. This reptile provides shelter for many other species of animals in its 30-foot long underground burrows, which are about 10 to 15 feet deep. The preserve is the northernmost known location of the large, terrestrial tortoises. The preserve also boasts a long leaf pine/wire grass community that is one of the most endangered in the Southeast. Long leaf ecosystems provide habitat for rare flora and fauna. After the hike, enjoy a Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant. Open Registration: January 1–March 11, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $10R/$11NR 32832111 Wed., Mar. 21, CCP: 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m., SOP: 8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Aiken, SC Experience charming Aiken, SC during this 2-hour guided tour. Walk through the Train Museum and visit Hopeland’s Gardens, and the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame & Museum. See and hear about historic homes and churches, equestrian sites, the Civil War Battle, and MORE! After the tour, eat at a restaurant of your choice and explore the historic downtown, go shopping, or visit another local attraction on your own. Lunch is Dutch treat. Open Registration: Dec. 17, 2011–Jan. 8, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $37R/$50NR 32835101 Tues., Jan. 24, CCP: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., SOP: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Newberry Opera House Join us for a matinee of Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Newberry Opera House. The joint is jumpin’ from start to finish with Fats Waller classics like “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Squeeze Me”, “Your Feet Too Big”, and “That Ain’t Right.” This fast-paced romp takes you to Harlem in the 30’s where the high-steppers partied, from honkey tonk dives to the Cotton Club, from Tin Pan Alley to the Waldorf. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes a whole scene of jazz worlds — uptown and downtown, raffish and posh, funny and startlingly beautiful. Before the show, enjoy a Dutch treat lunch at The Cabana Cafe. Open Registration: Oct. 1, 2011–Jan. 15, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $48R/$61NR 32837100 Thurs., Feb. 2, CCP: 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., SOP: 12:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Gullah Tour Celebrate Black History Month with a Charleston Gullah tour through the places relevant to the rich and varied contributions of black Carolinians. Visit Denmark Vesey’s home, Catfish Row, the Old Slave Mart and the Market. Learn about sweet grass basket makers, the Aiken-Rhett House slave quarters, black slave owners and blacksmith Philip Simmons. Before the tour, enjoy time dining, shopping, and exploring Historic downtown Charleston on your own. Lunch is Dutch treat. Open Registration: Dec. 17, 2011– Jan. 22, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $45R/$58NR 32830500 Tues., Feb. 7, CCP: 8:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m., SOP: 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Savannah, Georgia Let’s go to Savannah, GA. Start with an old-time family style lunch at Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, where four generations of the family have worked the ground-floor. After lunch, enjoy a Historic Overview of Savannah trolley tour and experience over 250 years of history in just ninety minutes! This comprehensive tour covers much of Savannah’s beautiful historic district, including the historic squares, River Street and City Market. Join us and discover fascinating highlights and facts about Georgia’s “First City.” Open Registration: Jan. 1–Feb. 12, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $60R/$73NR 32838200 Thurs., Feb. 23, CCP: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., SOP: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
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Southern Home & Garden Show Join us for Senior Day at the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at the Park Expo Center in Charlotte, NC. For 52 years this H&G Show has delivered spring, just in time to make our wish lists for getting homes and gardens in tip top shape for the season ahead. This one stop shop features everything for your home and garden needs. Before the show, enjoy a Dutch treat lunch at Ruby Tuesday. Open Registration: Jan. 1–Feb. 23, 2011. Ages Adults 1 Session $26R/$39NR 32838300 Wed., Feb. 29, CCP: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., SOP: 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Blue Willow Inn & Madison, GA Begin with lunch at the famous Blue Willow Inn Restaurant. No one will leave hungry after feasting on a variety of Southern salads, meats, vegetables, breads and desserts. Along with your meal, enjoy sweet tea, the “Champagne of the South”, and lemonade. Top off the day with a stroll through the shops in Social Circle and Madison. Lunch is included. Open registration: Jan. 1–Feb. 19, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $40R/$53NR 32834202 Tues., Mar. 6, CCP: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., SOP: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Union, SC Join us for a day in Union, SC and visit the Union County Museum, featuring components from a Robert Mills designed jail and displays of countless other artifacts. Tour the Cross Keys House, one of the oldest and most significant homes in the Upstate. Take a look at antebellum lifestyle at the Rose Hill Plantation, the historic home of South Carolina’s “Secession Governor.” Enjoy lunch at the Inn at Merridun. Lunch is included. Open Registration: Jun. 17–Jul. 17, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $40R/$53NR 32830601 Thurs., Mar. 29, CCP: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., SOP: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Harrah’s Do some gaming at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino or just get away for a day in the mountains of North Carolina. Buffet lunch is included. Open registration: Mar. 1–Mar. 27, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $22R/$35NR 42830804 Wed., Apr. 4, CCP: 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m., SOP: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Newberry, SC Visit our neighbor, Newberry, SC. Begin with a tour of Carter & Holmes Orchids where a staff member will make some introductory comments about orchids, followed by an Orchid Safari walking tour of greenhouses full of blooming orchids and other flora. After the tour, spend time on your own dining and shopping in downtown Newberry. Finish the day with a tour and wine tasting at Enoree River Vineyards. Lunch is Dutch treat. Open Registration: Jan. 1–Apr. 1, 2012. Ages Adults 1 Session $20R/$21NR 42835600 Tues., Apr. 10, CCP: 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., SOP: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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Washington, D.C. Hit the road with Diamond Tours for a trip to our nation’s capital. Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Washington, D.C. featuring awe-inspiring sights like the White House, Embassy Row, Georgetown, and much MORE! Enjoy the Guided Memorial and Monuments Tour, visit Arlington Cemetery and the Smithsonian Institution. This trip takes place during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which is the perfect time to visit Washington, D.C. Detailed itinerary available at the front desk. Open Registration: Sept. 1, 2011–Jan. 23, 2012. Ages Adults 4 Days $399R/$439NR 32839800 Fri.–Mon., Mar. 30–Apr. 2, 2012. Price is for double occupancy, add $120 for single occupancy. Deposit of $75 per person is due at registration. Optional cancellation & waiver insurance may be purchased for $35 per person. Final balance due by January 23, 2012. South Dakota Pack your bags and head out to South Dakota! Travel back in time aboard the 1880 steam locomotive train as it winds through the forest and beautiful scenery. See the Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest sculpture still in progress. Discover the vibrant colors and rock formations in Badlands National Park. Explore the legends in the city of Deadwood, home to Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. Witness Mount Rushmore, whose four figures carved in stone represent the first 150 years of American history. Visit the Prairie Edge, a Plains Indian store and museum filled with native art, crafts and jewelry. Travel to Hot Springs to see the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary to view America as it was 300 years ago. Detailed itinerary available at the front desk. Open Registration: Jul. 1, 2011–Feb. 17, 2012. Reservations made after February 17 are based upon availability. Ages Adults 7 Days $2,199R/$2,239NR 12839800 Mon.–Sun., Jul. 17–23, 2012 Register by January 17 and save $125 per person. Price is for double occupancy. Pick up a detailed itinerary for additional pricing. Deposit of $250 per person is due at registration. Optional cancellation & waiver insurance may be purchased for $165 per person. Final balance due by May 18, 2012.
Caribbean Cruise Climb aboard the Carnival Fantasy for a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise departing from Charleston, SC. Ports of call include Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Nassau. Don’t forget your passport! A $250 per person deposit is due at registration. Gratuities for this cruise will be $70 per person - you may opt to pay them in advance or pay for them on the ship. Final payments due by June 24, 2012. Open Registration: Aug. 1, 2011–Apr. 8, 2012. Ages Adults 8 Days 12833800 Mon.–Sun., Sep. 15–22, 2012 Inside Cabin (double occupancy) $650R/$690NR. Optional insurance $79 per person. Ocean View Cabin (double occupancy) $720R/$780NR. Optional insurance $95 per person. Jr. Suite w/Balcony (double occupancy) $1180R/$1220NR. Optional insurance $179 per person. *Single occupancy also available – contact front desk for fees. Senior Beach Retreat The SCRPA Senior Beach Retreat will be October 1-4, 2012. October is a wonderful time for seniors from all over the state to gather for some fun by the sea at the Springmade Beach Resort. Price includes transportation, dance, entertainment outing, 3 nights’ accommodations, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and activities galore! Don’t miss out on the fun this year - register today. Participants can pay in full or make payments throughout the year. Final balance due by August 12, 2012. Open registration: Jan. 1–Aug. 12, 2012. Ages Adults 4 Days $320R/$360NR 22830200 Mon.–Thurs., Oct. 1–4, 2012 Price is for double occupancy – single, triple, and quad options also available. Registration forms and detailed list of activities will be available soon.
Mark your calendars for the 2012 ICRC Senior Sports Games being held April 23-27, 2012. Events are for men and women ages 50+ and include: bowling, horseshoes, badminton, bocce, track & field events and more. Open Registration: Feb. 15–Apr. 11, 2012. Pick up a brochure from at the front desk at Crooked Creek or Seven Oaks Parks. Activity #421320-00 Join in and make this year’s games bigger and er than ever! better
Lancaster Show Trip & Dutch Co Board the Diamond Tours Motorcoach and set off for the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Enjoy a guided tour or Lancaster, including Amish Country. Visit the charming Kitchen Kettle Village. See The Miracle of Christmas show at the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre. Go to the Mennonite Information Center to learn more about their unique way of life. Explore the Landis Valley Museum & Village, filled with historic buildings and costumed interpreters. Detailed itinerary available at the front desk. Open Registration: December 1, 2011–September 16, 2012. Ages Adults 6 Days $509R/$549NR 228388RO Sun.–Fri., Nov. 25–30, 2012 Price is for double occupancy. Add $150 for single occupancy. Deposit of $75 per person is due at registration. Optional cancellation & waiver insurance may be purchased for $45 per person. Final balance due by September 16, 2012.
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Dance Night Come out and dance with your friends to hits played by our DJ! Win door prizes and have lots of fun. Dances are for 6th grade Crossroads Middle School students only and have adult supervision. All music is screened for appropriateness. A dance contract must be completed and signed by each parent and student. Official ID’s are necessary to get into the dance and are made any day except on dance days. Cost of ID: $5 eﬀective for one school year, in addition to the $5 perdance fee. Concessions are available at an additional cost. CrossRoads Middle School Students 34116201 Fri., Jan. 6, 7:00–9:00 p.m. 34116202 Fri., Feb. 3, 7:00–9:00 p.m. 34116203 Fri., Mar. 2, 7:00–9:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park. NEW! Tweens and Teens Night Out Kids enjoy the freedom of a night out with your friends and parents enjoy a night out while your tweens and teens are having a great time in a safe environment! Participants will take the ICRC bus to various locations throughout the Midlands and be supervised by trained and screened ICRC staff members. Students will be picked up from Crooked Creek Park and Seven Oaks Park. Ages 11–15 1 Session $32R/$45NR 34100001 Dinner & Movie, Fri., Jan. 20, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Ages 11–15 1 Session $27R/$40NR 34100002 Dinner & Bowling, Fri., Feb. 17, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Ages 11–15 1 Session $21R/$34NR 34100003 Dinner & Mall, Fri., Mar. 16, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Senior Sweethearts Luncheon Come enjoy the fun, food and fellowship at our annual Valentine’s Day celebration on Thurs., Feb. 10 from 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. at Crooked Creek Park. Special entertainment is planned. Bring yourself, bring a friend, or even bring your sweetheart — all are invited to join in on the fun! Please bring a dessert or fresh fruit to share. There is no charge for this event but registration is required by February 1. Ages Adults 1 Session No Fee 33130002 Thurs., Feb. 9, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Crooked Creek Park.
Daddy Daughter Date Night Ready for a night out on the town, girls? Then get dressed up in your Sunday or party best and bring your father, granddad or other male date to the Daddy-Daughter Dance at Seven Oaks Park or Daddy Daughter Date Night at Crooked Creek Park! After a delicious candlelit dinner, couples will dance the night away to their favorite music played by our DJ. Each couple will have a memory photo taken and all young ladies will receive a goodie bag. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party, because the Daddy-Daughter Dance will be a night to remember! $45 per couple; each additional date is $20. Register no later than Wednesday, February 9th. Be sure to ask about our Mother-Daughter Luncheon in April! Ages 4–Adult $45R/$45NR 33110000 Thurs., Feb. 2, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Crooked Creek Park. Ages 4–12 1 Session $45R/$45NR 34146101 Fri., Feb. 10, 6:30–9:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park.
Crooked Creek Art League Juried Show Mark your calendar for this extraordinary event when the Crooked Creek Art League holds their annual juried show at Crooked Creek Park. Winners will be announced at the Juried Show Reception on March 21, art will be on display at the park during the month of March. The public is welcome to attend the reception where they can meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and view the art on display. The entries will be available for viewing during normal park hours. Reception Date: Monday March 19, 6:00– 8:00 p.m. Mega Yard Sale Clean out your garage, attic and closets and participate as a vendor or drop by for some great bargains and treasures at our indoor yard sale. All set-ups must be done on Friday, March 2 between 4:00–7:00 p.m. On sale day, doors open to vendors at 6:30 a.m. and to buyers at 7:00 a.m. Please do not bring extra tables. Please contact the park for rules and terms. All vendors must complete an application to participate in this activity. Admission is free to buyers. Single space (8’x12’): with 1 table: $17; with 2 tables: $23 Double space (8’x20’): with 1 table: $34; with 2 tables: $40; with 3 tables: $46. All Ages 33160000 Sat., Mar. 3, 7:00–11:00 a.m. Crooked Creek Park. All Ages 34166500 Sat., Mar. 10, 7:00-11:00 a.m. Seven Oaks Park. Kids Sale Gather up all the toys, baby gear, and clothes from your little ones and participate as a vendor or drop by for some great bargains and treasures at our indoor Kid’s Sale. This event is done in conjunction with the indoor yard sale. All set-ups must be done on Friday, March 2 between 4:00–7:00 p.m. On sale day, doors open to vendors at 6:30 a.m. and to buyers at 7:00 a.m. Admission is free to buyers. Please do not bring extra tables. Please call 345-6181 for rules and terms. All vendors must complete an application to participate. Single space (8’x12’) with 1 table: $17; with 2 tables: $23 Double space (8’x20’) with 1 table: $34; with 2 tables: $40; with 3 tables: $46. All Ages No Admission Fee 33160100 Sat., Mar. 3, 7:00–11:00 a.m. Crooked Creek Park. Seven Oaks Park Produce Co-op Adopt a healthy lifestyle and support the local economy by joining the Seven Oaks Park Produce Co-op. You will receive a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Each bag will feature a variety of SC and locally grown produce (when available) including: apples, bananas, lettuce, onions, potatoes, and tomatoes as well as other delicious fruit and vegetables. The cost is only $10 per share. (A share is enough for 2 adults.) To join, contact Kim Bowers at 803.772.3336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shaggin’ for Seniors Grab your dancing shoes and make it a night to remember! Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission presents “Shaggin’ for Seniors” on March 22, 2012 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. Spend the evening mingling with friends, listening to your favorite classic tunes, and dancing the night away. The dance, held at The River Center at Saluda Shoals Park, will benefit Meals on Wheels. Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres. There will be a cash bar. Tickets purchased after March 16 will incur an additional $5 charge. All Ages Thurs., Mar. 22, 7:00– 9:00 p.m. 32130001 Shaggin’ Single $15 32130002 Shaggin’ Couple $25 River Center at Saluda Shoals Park NEW! General Market Join us for the Inaugural Seven Oaks Park General Market. Shop till you drop for items ranging from Pampered Chef to handmade crafts. Don’t miss this opportunity to find a huge variety of items under one roof! Door prizes awarded. Admission is free. Concessions available. Interested in participating as a vendor? Please call 772-3336 for an application. Date: Sat., Apr. 28, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Park
Join the cast of ICRC’s Children’s Theatre as they present Seussical Jr. at the new Midlands Technical College (Harbison Campus) Theatre. Tickets Tickets can be reserved by calling the Crooked Creek Park front desk at 345-6181, or they can be purchased at the Midlands Technical College theatre box office before each performance. Adult Tickets: $6 Youth Tickets (18 & under): $4 3 & Under: Free Show Dates and Times: Friday, January 20 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 21 3:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 22 3:00 p.m.
Join the Saluda Shoals Foundation and Help Support Saluda Shoals Park! Your investment will continue to build a legacy of keeping Saluda Shoals Park a beautiful, safe, lively and ecologically balanced place that people, young and old, can enjoy for generations to come. Individual & Business Memberships available at: www.saludashoalsfoundation.orgg
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Important Information!!! Activity Guide Change In order to become more environmentally friendly, we will no longer be publishing and mailing the Quarterly Activity Guide. Beginning with the Spring (April-June) issue, a condensed version of the guide will be mailed to users in our district. Details for all the wonderful programs and activities can be found online at www.icrc.net by selecting the Guide button on the front page of the web site. For questions and information please call 803-772-1228.
Published on Dec 29, 2011
A listing of programs, special events and activities at Crooked Creek Park, Saluda Shoals Park and Seven Oaks Park for January through March...