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W I C H I TA

PARK & RECREATION FALL 2018 | ACTIVITIES GUIDE

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SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER

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Ralph RIVERSIDE WulzTENNIS CENTER Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center serves all players, from beginners to advanced, by providing affordable lessons, equipment and court time while promoting tennis as a lifetime sport for your health. We are excited to highlight new classes that will be offered this fall at Riverside Tennis Center!

All Adult lessons are scheduled as daily classes to allow those with busy schedules to pick and choose the days they would like to attend. Regular classes such as Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Drills are offered twice a week in addition to the new classes – Fit Tennis and Stroke Clinic.

Fit Tennis improves your tennis performance and fitness levels all at once by combining basic tennis drills with cardiovascular exercise. This class will allow you to put your shots into practice with fun tennis games, while adding a variety of fitness activities such as use of medicine balls, jump ropes and other equipment. Fit Tennis is designed for players of all levels.

If you are looking to advance your league play, a variety of Leagues are available place during the fall session: • Tennis Drop-in Coed Singles and Doubles • Monthly sessions of tennis Men’s Singles and Doubles • Monthly sessions of Coed Pickleball

The new Stroke Clinic is a great way to learn a new shot, maintain good technique or work on specific problem areas. Each week focuses on a different stroke, with strokes repeating monthly. Over the summer, the Tennis Center added three outdoor pickleball courts which are available to rent at the regular court rental rates. The Center is excited to offer Pickleball - Introduction and Drop-in Pickleball on these new courts. For Junior Players, group lessons will be offered multiple days during the week for Tots through Advanced levels. Also new this fall will be Drop-in Point Play for juniors on Saturday afternoon, which will help players gain match experience.

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For Active Adult Players 55 and older, there will be tennis Drop-in Doubles Play Friday mornings on the indoor courts. Don’t forget, we also offer court rentals as well as the ball machine. Be sure to check Riversidetenniscenter.com and the Tennis Center's Facebook page for additional information on special events and tournaments, like the upcoming All Wooden Racquet Throwback Classic on September 8th. No matter what ability level or experience you may have with tennis or pickleball, we hope to see you at Riverside. Turn to pages 42-43 for more details on fall classes, leagues and tournaments.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Holiday & Seasonal

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The Polar Express

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Recreation Center Locations

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Facility Rental Information

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Calendar of Events

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Specialty Camps & Kids Konnection

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Tot Classes

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Youth Classes

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Open Streets ICT

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Wicked Island

Accreditation The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) is a process of appraisal whereby parks and recreation agencies demonstrate that they meet the required standards to provide ongoing quality programs, services and facilities to their citizens. Accreditation is based on an agency’s compliance with the 151 national standards. Wichita Park & Recreation was officially accredited on October 4, 2016 at the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in St. Louis! Wichita is one of only 153 Park & Recreation agencies in the United States that has received this accreditation.

Building a Caring Community Wichita Park & Recreation is committed to programs that serve the needs of youth and adults. If you need special accommodations to participate in our programs, please notify us when registering.

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Adult 55+ Classes

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Adult Classes

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Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center

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Policies & Registration

The City of Wichita does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. In providing services to the public, the City of Wichita must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal anti-discrimination statute designed to remove barriers that prevent qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability in services, programs, or activities of local governments.

Rent KAYAKS & STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS on the Arkansas River through SEPTEMBER 29!

Rentals available every Saturday from 12:00p-3:00p.

Park in the lot just south of Gander Mountain (605 S. Wichita St. ) Register Online: Wichita.gov/ParkandRec • Phone: 316.268.4361 • Email: WichitaParkandRec@wichita.gov

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Holiday & Seasonal

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Family Fall Festival

Thanksgiving Delights

Enjoy a colorful autumn day with family as you decorate pumpkins and enjoy a hayrack ride through scenic Watson Park. Stop at the campfire circle for s'mores and a drink. Adult must also attend and register. Ages 3+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17770 Watson 1 10/27 Sa 10:30a-11:45a $12

Put a smile on everyone's face this Thanksgiving! Learn to make pumpkin pie crescents and easy pumpkin caramel pull apart bread. Registration deadline is noon on 11/16. Ages 16+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17514 Evergreen 1 11/17 Sa 10:45a-11:45a $15

Spooky Eats These Halloween snacks are spooktacular! Kids will make chocolate peanut butter spider cookies and mummy hot dogs. Registration deadline is noon on 10/19. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17511 Evergreen 1 10/20 Sa 10:00a-11:00a $10

Rockin’ Reindeer Treats Rudolph is glowing about these tasty snacks! Create crescent roll stocking pizzas and Oreo ornaments. Registration deadline is noon on 12/7. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17512 Evergreen 1 12/8 Sa 9:15a-10:15a $10

Festive Finger Foods

Thanksgiving Goodies Gobble up some yummy treats! Students will make teepee dirt cups and cinnamon roll pumpkin pie bites. Registration deadline is noon on 11/16. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17513 Evergreen 1 11/17 Sa 9:15a-10:15a $10

There's no reason to pout about these delicious holiday bites! Make a candy cane Danish and cranberry & walnut pinwheels. Registration deadline is noon on 12/7. Ages 16+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17515 Evergreen 1 12/8 Sa 10:45a-11:45a $15

THE POLAR EXPRESS classes fill up fast, so make sure to register early!

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THE POLAR EXPRESS

at Watson Park

All aboard for a magical journey! The fun begins with a reading of Chris Van

Allsburg’s The Polar Express and is followed by a craft and a train ride to visit the North Pole. Enjoy s'mores and hot chocolate at the campfire circle, while singing holiday songs. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas. An adult must also attend and register. Ages 2+.

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Admin/Athletic Office 455 N. Main (67202) 316.268.4361 Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center 2755 E. 19th St. (67214) 316.303.8015 Auburn Hills Golf Course Clubhouse 443 S. 135th St. West (67235) For yoga class info visit page 31. Boston 6655 E. Zimmerly (67207) 316.688.9301 Botanica, The Wichita Gardens 701 Amidon St. (67203) 316.264.0448 Edgemoor 5815 E. 9th St. (67208) 316.688.9392 Evergreen 2700 N. Woodland (67204) 316.303.8036 Fairmount Community Facility 1647 N. Yale Blvd. (67218) 316.303.8015

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Goldenrod Community Facility 16 1340 S. Pattie (67211) 316.688.9301 Great Plains Nature Center 17 6232 E. 29th St. North (67220) 316.683.5499 Hyde Community Facility 18 201 S. Greenwood (67211) 316.688.9392 OFF-SITE Kiwanis Community Facility 5101 W. 2nd St. North (67212) 316.337.9244 Linwood 19 1901 S. Kansas (67211) 316.337.9191 Lynette Woodard 20 2750 E. 18th St. (67214) 316.337.9191 OFF-SITE McAdams 1329 E. 16th St. (67214) 316.337.9222 Minisa Community Facility 704 W. 13th St. North (67203) 316.303.8036

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O.J. Watson Park 3022 S. McLean Blvd. (67217) 316.529.9940 Orchard 4808 W. 9th St. (67212) 316.337.9244 Park Villa Community Facility 1029 N. Bitting (67203) 316.337.9222 Pawnee Prairie Park 2625 S. Tyler (67203) For Critter Senses, visit page 22. Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center 551 Nims (67203) 316.337.9257 Wichita Ice Center 505 W. Maple St. (67213) 316.337.9199 Wichita Shooting Stars Archery Range 3999 E. 71st St. South (67213) For archery class info visit pages 16 & 32.


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RENTALS

Park Villa

Whatever the occasion, we have a location for your event. Call today to check availability or to reserve!

Birthdays | Reunions | Graduations | Picnics | Weddings | Bridal & Baby Showers

Community Facilities Location Fairmount Park

Address 1647 N. Yale

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Phone 316.303.8015*

Goldenrod Park

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316.688.9301

Hyde Park

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316.688.9392

Kiwanis Park

5101 W. 2nd St. North

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Minisa Park

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Community Facility rental fees are $180/four hours (minimum), plus a $100 damage deposit. Each additional hour is $45. Visit Wichita.gov/ParkandRec for complete rules and regulations. * Different rates apply. Call for details.

Open Shelters Enjoy a covered space for your event! Open shelters feature amenities such as tables, electricity, charcoal grills, nearby restrooms and more! All open shelters are first come, first serve or $65 to reserve. Call 316.268.4361 for details.

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Boston Park Buffalo Park Cessna Park West Chisholm Creek Emery Memorial Park Garvey Park Dr. Glen Dey Park Herman Hill Park Linwood Park North

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McAdams Park Murdock Park O.J. Watson Park* Pawnee Prairie Park Planeview Park Schweiter Park Sim Park Sycamore Park West Douglas Park

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Gazebos Lincoln Park Longview Park Central Riverside Park River Corridor

Please note that additional permits are required for amplification and extra elements such as moonbounces or other inflatables and staging. Call 316.268.4225 for more info. For rules and regulations regarding all rentals, visit Wichita.gov/ParkandRec.

Register Online: Wichita.gov/ParkandRec • Phone: 316.268.4361 • Email: WichitaParkandRec@wichita.gov

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CALENDAR OF September

October

Barry’s Recreation Station

Wicked Island

Thursday, September 6 | 5:30p-7:30p | Free for all ages Aley Park In addition to the activities from the Mobile Recreation Station, be sure to visit the skate park, playground and basketball courts.

Fri. & Sat. running October 5-31 | 8:00p-11:30p | Ages 6+ OJ Watson Park Island Wicked Island is sure to make the bravest visitor scream in fear. $20 for adults/$15 for kids 12 & under. See page 25 for details. Operated by Plant Kingdom.

Pollinator Party/National Hunting & Fishing Day

Art on the Trail

Saturday, September 15 | 10:00a-2:00p | Free for all ages Great Plains Nature Center Celebrate the outdoors with a family event celebrating butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects along with archery and fishing clinics. Enjoy crafts and taste honey. Native plants and honey are available for purchase.

Saturday, October 6 | 11:00a-3:00p | Free for all ages Great Plains Nature Center Art and nature come together along the trails of Chisholm Creek Park. Watch local artists put the colors of fall on canvas or paint your own masterpiece. Enjoy nature related art activities.

Open Streets ICT

Sunday, September 23 | 12:00p-5:00p | Free for all ages Douglas Avenue from College Hill to Delano A four-mile stretch of Douglas Avenue will be closed so pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy an afternoon of music, art, street vendors, food vendors, demonstrations and performances.

Come Fly a Kite Saturday, October 6 | 11:00a-4:00p | Free for all ages Chapin Park Hands-on flying instruction and professional flying demonstrations courtesy of Wings of the Wind. Kites available for $5 and up or bring your own.

Barry’s Recreation Station

Thursday, October 11 | 5:30p- 7:30p | Free for all ages Eastview Park In addition to the activities from the Mobile Recreation Station, be sure to visit the playground, exercise/fitness trail and tennis courts.

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EVENTS October Cont...

November & December

Evergreen Fall Festival

Family Fishing Tournament

Friday, October 19 | 6:00p-8:00p | Free | Ages 4-12 Evergreen Recreation Center A family event with multiple activities such as bingo, cake walk, carnival games and more. Costumes encouraged!

Saturday, November 3 | 6:00a-9:00a | Ages 7-14 OJ Watson Park Go fish! Children ages 7-14 need to grab an adult and participate in this one-day team fishing tournament. Prizes for the most fish caught. Equipment is provided or bring your own. Fee is $10 per team.

Howl-oween Saturday, October 20 | 4:00p-7:00p | Free for all ages Great Plains Nature Center Creep, crawl or fly to this celebration of nighttime critters! There will be glow-in-the-dark games, creepy crafts, not-so-spooky guided hikes, animal presentations and costume contest.

Linwood Grade School Halloween Party

Friday, October 26 | 6:00p-8:00p | Free | Grades K-5 Linwood Recreation Center Halloween fun including carnival games, prizes and candy. Walk through the Haunted Room - if you dare! Costumes are encouraged.

Halloween In The Park Friday, October 26 | 6:00p-9:00p | Free for all ages Edgemoor Park This family friendly event will include fun, safe Halloween activities, food and drinks, bingo, candy, face painting and prizes. Co-Sponsored with The Wesley Children’s Foundation.

Get Fit Wichita: Group Groove & Zumba Saturday, November 10 | 10:00a-11:00a | Free for all ages Botanica If You Can Move, You Can Groove! Enjoy an energizing hour of dance fitness with Group Groove® and Zumba®, featuring rhythms set to high-energy Latin music. In Partnership with Genesis Health Clubs. Polar Express Fri. & Sat. running Nov. 23-Dec. 23 | 4:00p-8:00p | Ages 2+ OJ Watson Park All aboard for a magical journey! Enjoy a reading of The Polar Express, make a craft and take a train ride to visit Santa. Plus, sit by the campfire to enjoy s'mores and hot chocolate. Fee is $16 per person.

McAdams Fall Festival Friday, October 26 | 7:00p-8:30p | Free | Ages 5-11 McAdams Recreation Center Enjoy entertainment, carnival games, prizes and treats including hot dogs, chips, a drink and more!

Trick or Treat at the Ball Park Saturday, October 27 | 6:30p-8:30p | Free | Ages 5-12 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (Westside Athletic Field) Join Barry the Bison for trick or treating in a safe environment. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight for the candy hunt in the dark at 8pm! Food trucks on-site.

A Night with Santa

Thursday, December 6 | 6:30p-8:30p | Free | Ages 12 & under Century II Exhibition & Convention Halls Enjoy a visit with Santa, carnival games, cake walk, bingo, crafts and more! Drawing held for fully decorated live Christmas trees and children’s bicycles. Charitable donations of canned food accepted.

Register Online: Wichita.gov/ParkandRec • Phone: 316.268.4361 • Email: WichitaParkandRec@wichita.gov

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SPECIALTY CAMPS • • • •

Daily fee is $25. Camp hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 6-13 (unless otherwise noted). Special paperwork is required prior to attending.

• All camps are held at Boston Rec Center. • Bring a lunch and drink. • DCF Vision Card is not accepted for this

program. • Call 316.688.9301 for more info.

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WONKA'S CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Calling all Oompa Loompas and anyone else who loves making and eating sweets! This day will focus on making mouth-watering treats such as marshmallow fun pops, chocolate mice and more! We’ll take time to play some fun Wonka games too. Registration deadline is noon on 12/17. Dec. 19 | Code 17874 | $25

NERF WARS

JUNIOR CHEF BOOT CAMP

Stir up some creativity! Budding chefs will master kitchen fundamentals and feed their love of cooking by creating pizza rolls, ham & cheese sliders, pancakes, strudels, along with a treat to feed their sweet tooth. There’s plenty of taste testing along the way! Registration deadline is noon on 12/19. Dec. 21 | Ages 6-13 | Code 17847 | $25

LEGO MANIA

Ready. Aim. Fire! Get your game face on with camo paint and then gear up for an epic day of shooting games like Capture the Flag and King of the Hill. You’ll also get plenty of target practice with a variety of shooting ranges, skeet shooting and an obstacle challenge. Safety glasses will be worn for all activities. Registration deadline is noon on 12/27. Dec. 31 | Ages 6-13 | Code 17850 | $25

ZOMBIE FEST

We want braaaiins! Gather the walking dead and play games such as Pass the Brains and Zombie Tag. Make and eat Zombielicious foods and finish by creating your own zombie look using clothing and make-up. Registration deadline is noon on 12/31. Jan. 2 | Ages 6-13 | Code 17851 | $25

It's building time and your kids are an important piece! Play games such as Sky High Tower Challenge and Bridge Master that allow kids to create, build and compete using Lego Bricks. Registration deadline is noon on 12/24. Dec. 26 | Ages 6-13 | Code 17848 | $25

SPY CAMP

Put your investigation skills to the test! Campers will create their own secret agent identity and disguise. Then, all agents will participate in special missions involving secret codes, deciphering clues and getting to the vault before tripping the alarm. Registration deadline is noon on 12/26. Dec. 28 | Ages 6-13 | Code 17849 | $25

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Out of school? Get into our camp! Don’t stress with what to do with the kiddos during those in-service days! Linwood, Edgemoor and Orchard Recreation Centers provide licensed and supervised day care for children ages 6-13.

Kids will enjoy sports, games, crafts, and other activities during in-service days from school!

Parents can rest easy with this safe and affordable option. Extended hours allow for before and after work pick up and drop off. Kids bring their own lunch and drink daily. Information:

7:00a - 6:00p | Ages 6-13 $20 per child/day DCF Vision Card accepted Special paperwork is required and must be completed prior to the start of camp.

In-Service Camp Dates: Friday, Oct. 19 Monday, Oct. 22 Wednesday, Dec. 19 Thursday, Dec. 20 Friday, Dec. 21

Wednesday, Dec. 26 Thursday, Dec. 27 Friday, Dec. 28 Wednesday, Jan. 2

To register, please contact: Edgemoor Recreation Center 5815 E. 9th St (9th & Edgemoor) Alan Taber - 316.688.9392

ATaber@wichita.gov

Linwood Recreation Center 1901 S. Kansas (Mt. Vernon & Hydraulic) Lisa Klaassen - 316.337.9191

LKlaassen@wichita.gov

Orchard Recreation Center 4808 W. 9th St (9th & Clara)

Mark Lowry - 316.337.9244

MLowry@wichita.gov

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Tot Classes (Ages 3-5 unless otherwise noted)

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Stay Tots in Training

up-to-date!

Pint Size Boxers Prepare for an active life! Tots ages 1-2 are shown core concepts in a variety of games. Develop motor skills, balance and coordination while learning social skills. Parent participation required with a maximum of two tots per adult.

Kick-Start Sports Start strong! Learn about new sports such as basketball, soccer and kickball while using balls, scooters and other fun equipment. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17649 Woodard 4 9/18 Tu 6:00p-6:30p $10 17643 Woodard 4 10/23 Tu 6:00p-6:30p $10 17648 Woodard 4 9/20 Th 10:00a-10:30a $10

Swing away! This no-contact class will help tots improve coordination, balance and strength while jabbing at punching bags and mitts. Age appropriate skills will be taught while moving around in an official boxing ring. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17658 Atwater 4 9/17 M 5:45p-6:15p $12 17659 Atwater 4 10/22 M 5:45p-6:15p $12

Soccer Tots Go for the goal! Dribbling, passing and shooting at goals are practiced using a smaller foam soccer ball. Learn teamwork and simple rules such as not using hands. Class is held indoors. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17663 Woodard 4 9/17 M 5:45p-6:15p $10 17664 Woodard 4 10/22 M 6:00p-6:30p $10

Tiny Dancers Move to the music! This introduction to creative, rhythmic movements includes equipment such as hula hoops, bean bags and parachutes with fun, themed music. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17667 Atwater 4 9/17 M 6:00p-6:30p $10 17673 Atwater 4 10/22 M 6:00p-6:30p $10

Tiny Tots Fitness You've got to move it, move it! Encourage tots to develop a healthy lifestyle with running, jumping, hurdles, an obstacle course and other fun fitness drills. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17674 Woodard 4 9/18 Tu 5:30p-6:00p $10 17676 Woodard 4 10/23 Tu 5:30p-6:00p $10 17675 Woodard 4 9/21 F 5:15p-5:45p $10

Little Sluggers Batter up! Tots will use a lightweight ball to practice hitting, catching, throwing and running bases. No gloves are needed. Class is held outdoors. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17650 Fairmount Pk 4 9/20 Th 5:45p-6:15p $10

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Wee Hoops Take it to the net! Learn to dribble, pass and shoot using smaller basketballs and lower goals. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17685 Woodard 4 9/19 W 5:45p-6:15p $10

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Sports & Fitness Basketball Clinic Nothing but net! Learn to dribble, pass and shoot through fun drills and activities. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17691 Edgemoor 5 11/2 F 5:15p-6:00p $18 17610 Woodard 5 9/21 F 5:45p-6:30p $18

Boxing for Tots Earn your golden gloves! This fun, no-contact class is designed for tots. Punching bags, speed bags and punching mitts are used. Boxing gloves provided or bring your own. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17622 Atwater 5 9/18 Tu 6:00p-6:30p $12 17623 Atwater 5 10/30 Tu 6:00p-6:30p $12 17624 Atwater 5 9/21 F 5:30p-6:00p $12

Get ready to roll! Tumbling floor moves include various rolls, head stands, hand stands, pikes, tucks and back bends. Apparatus work such as balance beam, parallel bars and vault are also incorporated. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17469 Boston 10 9/22 Sa 9:00a-9:45a $35 17484 Evergreen 8 9/17 M 5:30p-6:15p $28

Mommy and Me Yoga The downward facing dog says woof woof! Story time, fun music and yoga based games will bring yoga poses to life and strengthen the toddlers' growing bodies. This parent/ child class teaches stress management for the adult and calming techniques for the child. No online registration. Ages 3-6. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17708 Edgemoor 10 9/18 Tu 6:00p-6:45p $30

Shorin Ryu Karate

Cheerleading Rah-Rah-Rah! Show team spirit while learning jumps and cheers. This class is a blast for tiny cheerleaders! Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17411 Linwood 8 9/19 W 6:15p-7:00p $27

Flag Football Clinic Pass the pigskin! This is a safe and non-aggressive way to learn the basic fundamentals of football. Classes consist of skill development including throwing, catching and flag-pulling along with game play. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17636 Woodard 5 9/18 Tu 6:35p-7:20p $18

Become a real Karate kid! Learn the basic skills of this Okinawan martial art, while having fun playing games and hitting targets. Develop balance, coordination, selfdiscipline, as well as motor skills through kicking and punching drills. Ages 4-6. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17838 Atwater 6 9/20 Th 6:00-6:45p $21

Soccer Clinic Go toe-to-toe! Tots will learn soccer basics including offensive and defensive strategies. Woodard class is held outdoors. Edgemoor and Evergreen are held indoors. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17721 Edgemoor 5 9/21 F 5:15p-6:00p $18 17496 Evergreen 5 9/29 Sa 10:15a-11:00a $18 17662 Woodard 5 9/17 M 6:15p-7:00p $18

Register Online: Wichita.gov/ParkandRec • Phone: 316.268.4361 • Email: WichitaParkandRec@wichita.gov

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Sports of All Sorts Play ball! Build confidence and learn teamwork while participating in a variety of sports including soccer, T-ball and basketball. Games are non-competitive and fun! Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17665 Woodard 5 9/21 F 5:45p-6:30p $18

T-Ball Clinic Hey batter, batter - swing! Develop throwing, catching and base running skills along with hitting off a tee. A Softy T-Ball is used. Also enjoy game play to help reinforce fundamentals. Bring your own glove. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17666 Fairmount Pk 4 9/20 Th 6:15p-7:00p $15

Tennis Hit the court! This introduction to tennis teaches proper grips and swings while performing fun drills. Ages 4-7. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17733 Edgemoor 5 9/18 Tu 6:00p-6:45p $25 17561 Orchard 5 9/20 Th 6:00p-6:45p $25

Tiny Tumblers Roll out the good times! Practice tumbling moves such as rolls, back bends and head stands. Improve balancing techniques with fun activities and a balance beam. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17449 Linwood 8 9/19 W 5:30p-6:15p $26

Performing Arts Ballet & Tap Whirl and twirl and tap your happy feet! First time dancers will learn basic ballet/tap movements, rhythms and minicombinations. Intermediate classes are more progressive and require instructor approval or previous experience. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Beginning (Ages 3-5) 17687 Edgemoor 10 9/18 Tu 5:45p-6:30p $33 17401 Linwood 10 9/17 M 5:45p-6:30p $33 17402 Linwood 10 9/20 Th 11:00a-11:45a $33 17516 Orchard 10 9/17 M 11:00a-11:45a $33 17517 Orchard 8 9/19 W 5:45p-6:30p $27 Intermediate (Ages 4-10) 17688 Edgemoor 10 9/18 Tu 6:40p-7:25p $33 17403 Linwood 10 9/17 M 6:35p-7:20p $33

Hip Hop for Tots Cut loose! Learn rhythm, movement and direction. Improve coordination and self-expression through movement, games, choreography and fun, freestyle dance. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17638 Atwater 4 9/17 M 6:30p-7:00p $9 17639 Atwater 4 10/22 M 6:30p-7:00p $9

Wee Warriors Kick it up a notch! Learn courtesy and respect through Tae Kwon Do traditions such as bowing, shaking hands and listening to instructions. Improve strength, agility and selfconfidence through fun drills, punches, blocks and kicks. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17451 Linwood 6 9/17 M 5:45p-6:15p $14 17452 Linwood 6 10/29 M 5:45p-6:15p $14

Junior Actors Take center stage! This class helps boost confidence and improves speaking skills as the child learns basic acting skills, such as character building and improvisation, through the use of fun games and activities. A small play will be presented on the last day of class. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17642 Atwater 4 9/18 Tu 11:30a-12:15p $17

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Return to Table of Contents Music Makers Help your toddler find his or her inner musician! They'll have a great time exploring musical instruments such as tambourines, drums, wood blocks and triangles. They'll also learn about tempo, rhythm and melody through singing, dancing and musical play. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17651 Atwater 4 9/18 Tu 9:45a-10:30a $15 17652 Atwater 4 10/23 Tu 9:45a-10:30a $15

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Music Makers Moving On Little musicians can now take their music skills to the next level! This class will help reinforce the concepts explored in the basic Music Makers program and build on those skills for a more dynamic music experience. New instruments will be introduced. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17653 Atwater 4 9/18 Tu 10:35a-11:20a $15 17654 Atwater 4 10/23 Tu 10:35a-11:20a $15

Special Interest 1-2-3 and A-Z Get a jump on kindergarten! Learn the alphabet and numbers through games, songs and counting activities. Kids will practice simple math as well as writing their names. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17833 Atwater 4 9/18 Tu 9:00a-9:45a $17 17844 Atwater 4 10/23 Tu 9:00a-9:45a $17

Family Fall Festival Enjoy a colorful autumn day with family as you decorate pumpkins and enjoy a hayrack ride through scenic Watson Park. Stop at the campfire circle for s'mores and a drink. Adult must also attend and register. Ages 3+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17770 Watson 1 10/27 Sa 10:30a-11:45a $12

Little Artists Calling all little Picassos! Create art using crayons, paints, clay and other mediums. Make a new project each class. Ages 3-5. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17709 Edgemoor 6 9/22 Sa 9:30a-10:15a $22

Parents will enjoy some free time while the kids are busy with arts and crafts, story time, playing games and developing social skills. Each week has a fun theme. Registration deadline is noon, the Wednesday before class. Ages 3-5.

Knights & Dragons Protect the castle from the dragons! All the brave knights will grab their sword and start a journey, which includes jousting, using a water balloon catapult and slaying the dragon. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17852 Boston 1 9/28 F 10:00a-11:30a $12

Superhero Training It’s a bird, it’s a plane... it’s superkid! Kids will find their inner superhero by making their own mask and cape and then have fun challenges like capturing the Kryptonite to save Superman and a superhero challenge course. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17853 Boston 1 10/26 F 10:00a-11:30a $12

Paw Patrol All paws on deck! The mission of the day is to participate in Zuma’s water rescue, play fun games like Skye’s Loop N’ Hoop and chow down on a dog paw cupcake that you decorate yourself. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17854 Boston 1 11/16 F 10:00a-11:30a $12

Magical Unicorns They’re sparkly, colorful and magical! Let fantasy take over and turn into a unicorn with a unicorn horn headband, go on a treasure hunt and play games like rainbow tag, unicorn ring toss and unicorn round up. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17855 Boston 1 12/14 F 10:00a-11:30a $12

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Fitness

Sports

Cardio Kickboxing

Acrobatics

Kick start your workouts! Mix up your routine with flexibility and strength-building kickboxing moves. You'll enjoy high-intensity drills and energizing music while burning calories. This cardiovascular workout, consisting of jabs, hooks, uppercuts and kicks, is designed to get you on your way to a leaner body. No equipment is used and gloves are not required. Ages 13+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17767 Atwater 10 9/20 Th 6:00p-6:45p $24

Don’t get caught off balance! Learn acrobatic balance and strength moves for both pairs and teams. Focus will be on beginning partner stunts like standing on a partner's thighs, helicopter, butterfly and small pyramid building. Basic tumbling, such as back-walkovers, roundoffs and back handsprings will also be taught. Ages 6-15. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17471 Boston 10 9/22 Sa 11:00a-12:00p $44

Kids Yoga

Aim, set, release! Learn archery fundamentals, shooting skills and safe conduct. Presented by Wichita Shooting Stars. Contact Linwood Recreation Center for more information. Ages 8+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17399 Archery Rge 5 9/17 M 5:30p-7:00p $20 17400 Archery Rge 5 9/18 Tu 5:30p-7:00p $20

Kids get stressed too! Help them combat the pressures of their bustling world and develop calmness by learning yoga relaxation techniques. Enjoy fun and challenging partner and group poses, combined with yoga games and songs, to improve balance, stillness, flexibility and focus. Ages 7-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17707 Edgemoor 10 9/18 Tu 5:00p-5:45p $23

Mommy and Me Yoga The downward facing dog says woof woof! Story time, fun music and yoga based games will bring yoga poses to life and strengthen the toddlers' growing bodies. This parent/ child class teaches stress management for the adult and calming techniques for the child. No online registration. Ages 3-6. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17708 Edgemoor 10 9/18 Tu 6:00p-6:45p $30

Archery

Archery Workshop Bullseye! Receive an introduction to basic archery fundamentals in this one-day workshop. Beginning level only. Ages 7-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17757 Watson 1 9/22 Sa 10:30a-11:30a $7

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Gymnastics

Dribble, shoot and score! This clinic teaches fundamentals, rules and offensive/defensive strategies. Ages 6-10 Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17692 Edgemoor 5 11/2 F 6:10p-6:55p $18 18736 Orchard 5 9/22 Sa 9:30a-10:15a $18 18737 Orchard 5 9/22 Sa 10:30a-11:15a $18 17611 Woodard 5 9/21 F 6:30p-7:15p $18

Kids will flip for this! Moves include floor tumbling such as rolls, cartwheels, round-offs, walkovers and handsprings. Other gymnastic apparatus work includes balance beam, parallel bars and vault. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17470 Boston 10 9/22 Sa 10:00a-11:00a $44 17485 Evergreen 8 9/17 M 6:15p-7:00p $27

Kayak Clinic Are you born to paddle? It’s time to find out with this one-day clinic which provides participants instruction on kayak paddling techniques and maneuvering. Water safety will also be discussed. Then, kick back and enjoy perfecting those paddling skills with a leisurely trip on the water at Watson Park. Ages 10+. On-site adult supervision required for youth ages 10-15. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 16762 Watson 1 9/15 Sa 8:30a-10:00a $15 17758 Watson 1 9/15 Sa 10:30a-12:00p $15

Boxing Basics Become a contender! Learn boxing techniques and discipline while burning energy. This no-contact class uses punching bags, speed bags and punching mitts. Boxing gloves provided or you may bring your own. Ages 6-14. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17613 Atwater 5 9/18 Tu 6:30p-7:15p $17 17614 Atwater 5 10/30 Tu 6:30p-7:15p $17 17615 Atwater 5 9/21 F 6:00p-6:45p $17

Boxing - Private Lessons One-on-one training is the fastest way to improve your boxing skills. Fee is $15 per 30-minute private lesson. By appointment only. No online registration. Contact Lynette Woodard Recreation Center to register. No membership required. Ages 6+.

Cheerleading

Saturday, Oct. 6 11:00a - 4:00p

Ready? Ok! Show your team spirit while learning jumps and cheers. This class is a blast for cheerleaders! Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17483 Evergreen 8 9/17 M 7:00p-7:45p $27 17412 Linwood 8 9/19 W 7:00p-7:45p $27

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Fencing En Garde! Learn the fundamentals of Italian foil fencing with a focus on footwork and beginning blade actions. This class includes both group and individual instruction. We provide the equipment, you bring your sense of adventure! Ages 13+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17701 Edgemoor 12 9/20 Th 6:30p-7:30p $51

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Kickboxing This is a winning combination! Train like real boxers with this fun cardio-boxing training program that will help improve strength, speed, flexibility and coordination, plus teach boxing skills. Take aim at punching bags, complete stations and enjoy group led training. Ages 6-15. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17646 Atwater 5 9/20 Th 6:00p-6:45p $17 17647 Atwater 5 11/1 Th 6:00p-6:45p $17

Soccer Clinic Get your kicks! Beginning players are introduced to soccer basics including offensive and defensive strategies. Classes are held indoors. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Ages 6-10 17722 Edgemoor

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Martial Arts Chinese Internal Boxing for Self-Defense Give yourself a fighting chance! Learn to stop an attack so you can get away. This in-depth training uses slow, repetitive movements to teach throws, blocks, compliance, punches and kicks. Flexibility, stretching and strengthening exercises are also big components. Ages 8+; adult must enroll and participate with children ages 8-11. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17413 Linwood 10 9/17 M 7:00p-8:15p $32

Chinese Internal Boxing Go on the defensive! Learn Chinese martial arts including boxing, kicking and self-defense. Must have completed Chinese Internal Boxing for Self-Defense class, or receive instructor approval, before taking this intermediate level class. Ages 12+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17414 Linwood 10 9/17 M 5:30p-6:45p $32

Self-Defense Workshop Protect yourself! Learn various techniques to use in response to an attack such as use of pressure points, blocks, kicks and punches. Expect some hand-to-hand contact while practicing these control methods. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Ages 6+ 17482 Evergreen 1 10/6 Sa 10:00a-12:00p $9 Ages 8+ 17439 Linwood 1 9/29 Sa 9:00a-12:00p $14

Tennis Game on! Hit the court and learn tennis fundamentals, rules and tennis terminology. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Ages 4-7 17733 Edgemoor 5 9/18 Tu 6:00p-6:45p $25 17561 Orchard 5 9/20 Th 6:00p-6:45p $25 Ages 8-15 17734 Edgemoor 5 9/18 Tu 6:45p-7:45p $30 17562 Orchard 5 9/20 Th 6:45p-7:45p $30

Shorin Ryu Karate Karate chop 'til you drop! This traditional Okinawan Karate method involves the use of hands, feet and elbows. Class will focus on etiquette, coordination, basic forms, kata and free sparring. Blocking and offensive technique work will help develop speed and increase reaction time. Ages 7+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17840 Atwater 6 9/20 Th 6:50p-7:50p $18

Track & Field On your mark, get set, go! Learn more about the basics of track and field including running, throwing and jumping. Conditioning drills will also be an emphasis to help improve strength, endurance, speed and power. Practice is held indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17607 McAdams 11 9/18 Tu/Th 6:00p-7:30p $36

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Guitar Made Easy

Work your way up the martial arts ladder! Develop physical agility and self-discipline while learning respect for yourself and others. Belt advancement opportunities are available. Ages 6+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Beginning 17729 Edgemoor 12 9/18 Tu/Th 6:15p-7:15p $36 17730 Edgemoor 12 10/30 Tu/Th 6:15p-7:15p $36 17443 Linwood 12 9/17 M/Th 6:45p-7:45p $36 17445 Linwood 12 10/29 M/Th 6:45p-7:45p $36 Intermediate 17731 Edgemoor 12 9/18 Tu/Th 7:15p-8:15p $36 17732 Edgemoor 12 10/30 Tu/Th 7:15p-8:15p $36 17444 Linwood 12 9/17 M/Th 7:45p-8:45p $36 17446 Linwood 12 10/29 M/Th 7:45p-8:45p $36 All Levels 17488 Evergreen 10 9/18 Tu/Th 6:30p-7:30p $30 17489 Evergreen 13 10/30 Tu/Th 6:30p-7:30p $39

Keep calm and play on! Beginners learn guitar basics including tuning, strumming, understanding guitar charts, tablature and reading music. Guitars are provided during this class so you can see if it is right for you! Additional onsite practice times are available at no extra charge. Ages 8-15. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17431 Linwood 8 9/18 Tu 5:30p-6:30p $33 17432 Linwood 8 9/18 Tu 6:30p-7:30p $33

Performing Arts

Private Music Lessons Improve your musical skills quickly with one-on-one private lessons. Each session is tailored to the individual needs of the student and held by appointment only. No online registration. Contact the recreation center directly. Fee is $15 per 30-minute lesson. Ages 7+.

Drums Feel the beat! Learn proper grip, stroke technique, rhythms, patterns and different drumming styles on snare drum and a drum kit. Contact Lynette Woodard Recreation Center for schedule and to register.

Guitar

Ballet & Tap Become a dance sensation! Learn to incorporate the gracefulness of ballet with the energetic style of tap. Focus is on form, technique, position, upper body placement, footwork, tap rhythms and combinations. Intermediate classes are more progressive and require instructor approval or previous experience. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Beginning (ages 6-12) 17518 Orchard 8 9/19 W 6:40p-7:25p $27 Intermediate (ages 4-10) 17688 Edgemoor 10 9/18 Tu 6:40p-7:25p $33 17403 Linwood 10 9/17 M 6:35p-7:20p $33

Play like a rock star! Learn basic mechanics, chords, scales, notes, tuning, reading music and tablature. Learn to play all styles of music. Purchase of book is required after the first lesson. Amp and acoustic or electric guitar are available or bring your own. Contact Lynette Woodard Recreation Center for schedule and to register.

Mandolin Don’t fret! These lessons cover posture, basic techniques, reading music and chord formation. Contact Evergreen Recreation Center for schedule and to register. 45-minute lessons also available for $20.

Piano

Clogging Feel the beat in this high energy folk dance! Learn to create audible rhythms with your feet. You must provide your own clogging shoes. Contact Orchard Recreation Center for more information. Ages 8+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17522 Kiwanis 12 9/17 M 6:00p-7:00p $46

Let your fingers do the walking! Begin with the foundations of piano including notes, chords, staff, rhythm, phrasing and dynamics. Purchase of selected piano book required after first session. Contact Lynette Woodard Recreation Center for schedule and to register.

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Arts & Crafts The Art of Color Show your true colors! Learn about the basic principles of composing with color and how to use it more effectively in your art. In addition to the color wheel, students will be introduced to the basic characteristics such as hue, temperature, value and saturation. Find out which colors are cool or warm, how you can express your mood with contrasting or complimentary colors and see how different mediums combine colors to create varying effects. Ages 7-15. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17447 Linwood 4 10/16 Tu 5:45p-7:00p $24

Cartooning Basics You don’t have to be a great artist to draw great cartoon characters! Grab a pencil and come learn how to use basic shapes to create simple cartoon people, animals or objects. Practice using shading, shadowing, contouring and other drawing elements to bring your cartoons to life. Ages 7-15. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17408 Linwood 4 9/20 Th 5:45p-7:00p $24

Crochet Basics This class will have you in stitches! Learn tools, techniques, yarn selection and stitches ranging from simple to ornate. Create objects like coasters, dishcloths and flowers. Supplies provided. Ages 12+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17526 Orchard 3 9/22 Sa 9:00a-12:00p $36

Crochet – Advanced Stitches We know you’re st-itching to learn more! Discover six new ways to create incredible texture and excitement in your crochet. Learn the how-to’s of popcorn, cluster, puff, basket weave, ribbed and cable stitching, along with how to incorporate them into projects like hats, scarves and blankets. Ask for supply list. Ages 12+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17527 Orchard 3 10/15 M 5:30p-8:30p $36

Lace Crochet Do you love the look of elegant, hand-made lace? Stepby-step instruction will have you doing basic stitches like Solomon’s Knot and openwork lace, along with Queen Anne’s and pineapple lace stitches. Also, learn to use tools to create broomstick lace and hairpin lace. Some basic crochet knowledge is required. Ages 12+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17819 Orchard 3 9/24 M 5:30p-8:30p $36

Color Your World Be bold! Budding artists will work with tempera and watercolor paint to create masterpieces. Learn how to apply brush strokes and use sponges, stencils and crayons. Ages 6-11. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17808 Edgemoor 6 9/22 Sa 12:00p-1:00p $29

Comic Book Character Design Every comic book deserves a good character! Develop your own unique, dynamic comic book character by learning about critical design steps that will help make your character interesting. Understand ways to develop character personality, cultivate a character history to show how they evolved and create character skill sets that make them unique. Ages 7-15. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17409 Linwood 4 11/15 Th 5:45p-7:00p $24

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Zap! Wham! Pow! Learn the whole process of making a comic book from creating and designing your characters to writing a script and finalizing your storyboard. Ages 7-15. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17416 Linwood 4 10/18 Th 5:45p-7:00p $24

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Drawing with Charcoal

Mixed Media Mayhem It’s time to mix it up! Create cool 3-Dimensional art using a variety of different types of media and materials. Dive into a whirlpool of inspiration using papier mache, venture into mixed plaster casting and assemble a sculpture using recycled treasures. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17711 Edgemoor 6 9/22 Sa 10:30a-11:30a $29

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Pastels Draw pictures that pop! Discover the joy of this rich and colorful medium by learning how to apply, layer, blend and combine pastel colors. Supplies are provided. Ages 7-15. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17434 Linwood 4 11/13 Tu 5:45p-7:00p $24

Cooking A Taste of Mexico Muy Bueno! Prepare a feast of bunuelos, fried tacos and taquitos. Impress your friends and family! Food is provided. Registration deadline is noon on 9/17. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17486 Evergreen 4 9/17 M 5:45p-6:45p $27

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Delish Dinners & Desserts Put on your chef's hat! Make a main dish from scratch and top it off with dessert! Learn measuring, utensil use and kitchen safety. Enjoy easy mini meatloaves, breakfast casserole, cream cheese bars and apple crumb squares. Some supplies provided; ask for details. Registration deadline is noon on 9/20. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17529 Orchard 4 9/22 Sa 10:00a-12:00p $35

At Edgemoor Park | 6:00p-9:00p | Free for all ages

Bring the family to Edgemoor Park for familyfriendly, fun Halloween activities, food and drinks, bingo, candy, face painting and prizes! Co-Sponsored with The Wesley Children’s Foundation.

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Rockin' Reindeer Treats Rudolph is glowing about these tasty snacks! Create crescent roll stocking pizzas and Oreo ornaments. Registration deadline is noon on 12/7. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17512 Evergreen 1 12/8 Sa 9:15a-10:15a $10

Spooky Eats These Halloween snacks are spooktacular! Kids will make chocolate peanut butter spider cookies and mummy hot dogs. Registration deadline is noon on 10/19. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17511 Evergreen 1 10/20 Sa 10:00a-11:00a $10

Thanksgiving Goodies Gobble up some yummy treats! Students will make teepee dirt cups and cinnamon roll pumpkin pie bites. Registration deadline is noon on 11/16. Ages 6-12. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17513 Evergreen 1 11/17 Sa 9:15a-10:15a $10

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Special Interest Critter Senses From super-sniffers to keen eyesight, learn how animals use their sense of smell, taste, vision and hearing to survive in the wild. Kids will participate in experiments and learning stations to understand how senses work for different critters. Be prepared for daily nature walks to practice our senses to see how alike or different our senses are compared to the animals. Ages 7-10. Presented by Great Plains Nature Center. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17811 Pawnee Prairie 3 10/4 Th 5:00p-6:30p $21

Family Fall Festival Enjoy a colorful autumn day with family as you decorate pumpkins and enjoy a hayrack ride through scenic Watson Park. Stop at the campfire circle for s'mores and a drink. Adult must also attend and register. Ages 3+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17770 Watson 1 10/27 Sa 10:30a-11:45a $12

Family Fishing Tournament Tell ‘em you’ve gone fishing! Children ages 7-14 need to grab an adult and participate in this one-day team fishing tournament. The team with the most catches receives a prize! Equipment is provided or bring your own. All fishing is done from the land or dock and is catch and release. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17814 Watson 1 11/3 Sa 6:00a-9:00a $10

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LINWOOD RECREATION CENTER

GRADE SCHOOL

Friday, October 26 | 6:00p-8:00p

Activities include: • Carnival Games • Prizes • Halloween Candy • Haunted Room • Costumes encouraged!

Fall Festivals at Evergreen Recreation Center

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McAdams Recreation Center

Friday, October 26 | 7:00p-8:30p • • • •

Enjoy Carnival Games Prizes Hot Dogs & Chips and more!

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FUN ACTIVITIES  MUSIC  FOOD & DRINK RETAIL  DEMONSTRATIONS  PERFORMANCES

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September 23rd, 12pm-5pm on Douglas Avenue from Clifton Square to Delano District Open Streets ICT closes four miles of the iconic Douglas Avenue to traffic and opens the street to young and old alike to enjoy biking, walking, running, dancing, yoga, entertainment, food, art, music, and more. Learn more: openstreetsict.com

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& Haunted Attraction Watson Park · 3022 S. McLean Blvd. Every Friday and Saturday in October · 8:00 - 11:30 pm

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The following classes have been tailored specifically to suit the fitness needs of the active older population ages 55 and up. They are also suitable for adults with mobility restrictions. Don’t forget to check out the other classes found in the Adult section. Most are suitable for all levels of interest and ability as modifications are made to fit the varying needs of the students.

Fitness Forever Fit A low impact fitness class which promotes increased strength, range of movement, balance and flexibility with the use of hand-held weights and elastic tubing with handles. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17702 Edgemoor 12 9/18 Tu 9:00a-9:45a $28

Sit & Fit Sit down and get fit! Chair-based exercise offers all the benefits of standing exercise, without the risk. It will improve your strength, cardio fitness and flexibility, but is gentler on the joints and helps reduce pain. Light handheld weights, resistance bands and small balls are used. Perfect for those new to exercise, that have decreased mobility or are recovering from an illness or injury. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17703 Edgemoor 12 9/21 F 9:00a-9:45a $28

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Gentle Yoga No pretzels or headstands here! This gentle and slower paced yoga class includes simple movements sitting in a chair or using it for support. Variations are shown for different abilities or needs. Improve breathing, balance and self-awareness. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17428 Linwood 13 9/19 W 9:30a-10:30a $41 17429 Linwood 12 9/21 F 9:30a-10:30a $38

Stretch and Tone Get energized! This class combines core-building exercises and deep stretching movements for a low-key way to improve muscle tone and flexibility. It’s the right amount of muscle burn, while intermittent stretches and deep breathing help eliminate the weekday’s stress. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17441 Linwood 12 9/17 M 9:30a-10:15a $28

Walk with Ease This 6-week walking program through the Arthritis Foundation teaches students how to develop a walking plan that meets individual needs, manages pain and provides motivational tips and tools. Each class begins with a health education topic, followed by stretching activities and a 10-35 minute walk. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17549 Orchard 12 9/17 M/W/F 9:30a-10:30a $5

Zumba Gold© This class is as much fun as regular Zumba, but not as intense! Get inspired by the Latin rhythms and music with easy Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Enjoy the calorie and fat burning effects of the aerobic activity, along with getting a total body workout. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17832 Evergreen 10 9/17 M 6:15p-7:00p $24

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Sports Pickleball - Open Gym

Calling all Pickleball lovers! Beginners to advanced players will get a workout and improve skills by dropping in for these quick, fast-paced pick-up games. Fee is per visit. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17438 Linwood 27 9/18 Tu/Th 9:00a-11:00a $2

Golden Age Club Meetings • Meet at least once a week on a

designated day for activities.

Dances • Each dance features live music

• Activities may include bingo,

pitch, bridge, pool, dominoes, dinners or special events. • The yearly membership fee for each club is minimal so belong to one club or join them all. • Contact each location directly for more information on club days and times along with a schedule of activities.

Enjoy your golden years with us! There are five Golden Age Clubs that offer a variety of activities for anyone age 55+.

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with different bands rotating at each location every week. Refreshments are also served. Dances are held four nights a week from 7:00p-9:30p. Admission fee $3. Do not need membership to attend. For more information on Goldenrod dances, contact Boston Recreation Center and for Minisa programs, contact Evergreen Recreation Center.

Schedule: Location Goldenrod Linwood McAdams Minisa Orchard

Club Meetings No meetings Tuesday Tuesday Thursday Thursday

Dances Wednesday Saturday No dances Thursday Friday

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Fitness

Fitness Centers Monthly Membership $15/month per person $5 for each additional person in the same household.

Evergreen Fitness Center | 316.303.8036 2700 N. Woodland (67204) Mon – Thurs: 9am – 7pm Fri: 9am – 5pm

Linwood Fitness Center | 316.337.9191 1901 S. Kansas (67211) Mon – Thurs: 8am – 8pm Fri: 8am – 6pm Sat: 10am – noon

Orchard Fitness Center | 316.337.9244 4808 W. 9th St (67212) Mon – Fri: 8am – 8pm

Monthly Membership (Lynette Woodard only) $10/month per person $5 for each additional person in the same household.

Lynette Woodard Fitness Center | 316.303.8015 2755 E. 19th St (67214) Mon – Fri: 3pm – 5pm

Design a Fitness Program Are you new to fitness and don't know where to start? Let a certified trainer introduce you to the equipment and important safety tips. A fitness program tailored to your goals and specific needs will be created. Fee is $20 for a one-hour session. Sessions available MondaySunday. Call the Linwood or Orchard Recreation Centers directly to schedule a design session. A one-month fitness membership is included.

Personal Fitness Training Attain a higher level of movement efficiency, proper posture and core stabilization with one-on-one personal training! Monthly assessments will help track progress and help ensure goals are being met. Each one-hour session is tailored to the individual's needs and held by appointment only. Contact Linwood or Orchard Recreation Center directly to schedule. Fee is $25 per person for a private session or $15 per person for a semi-private session consisting of 2-3 people. No online registration.

Aerobics - Cardio Mix Mix it up! Revamp your fitness routine with a mix of kickboxing, step, floor and boot camp exercises. Tackle your abs and back to build strength and endurance. Cardio segments vary each class. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17468 Boston 11 10/2 Tu 5:30p-6:30p $35

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Rise to the challenge! Tone up, burn calories and get a great cardio workout using step platforms. Cardio work is followed by strength training with weights and floor exercises. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17497 Orchard 24 9/17 M/W 6:35p-7:20p $57

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up-to-date! Afrovibe™ The rhythm is going to get you! Feel the excitement of African rhythms in this afro-infused dance cardio workout. The dance techniques engage all muscles, burn calories, improve flexibility, sculpt and strengthen every inch of your body while moving to a drumming beat! Fee is per visit. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17668 McAdams 12 9/19 W 7:30p-8:30p $4

Cardio Kickboxing Kick start your workouts! Mix up your routine with flexibility and strength-building kickboxing moves. You'll enjoy high-intensity drills and energizing music while burning calories. This cardiovascular workout, consisting of jabs, hooks, uppercuts and kicks, is designed to get you on your way to a leaner body. No equipment is used and gloves are not required. Ages 13+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17767 Atwater 10 9/20 Th 6:00p-6:45p $24

Core and More Work on that six pack! This class targets the upper and lower abdominals, obliques, along with transverse and back muscles which supply power and support to the entire body. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17415 Linwood 12 9/17 M 6:30p-7:15p $28

Dancing for Fitness Burn up the dance floor - and calories too! No partners or experience needed for this cardio fitness class. Blend hip hop with jazz dance moves to create a fun, high-energy workout. Work out your total body, including your core! Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17697 Edgemoor 12 9/17 M 9:00a-9:45a $28 17698 Edgemoor 12 9/19 W 9:00a-9:45a $28 17699 Edgemoor 11 9/19 W 6:30p-7:15p $26 17700 Edgemoor 12 9/22 Sa 9:00a-9:45a $28

Hula Hoop Workout Become a spinner and be a winner! This fun fitness class uses special larger and heavier hoops rather than traditional ones, to provide a low impact, but high intensity cardio training. This workout engages the entire body, with special emphasis on the abdominals and obliques to blast that belly fat. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17706 Edgemoor 11 9/19 W 5:30p-6:15p $26

Indoor Cycle

Let the spin begin! Motivating music will propel you through sprints, climbs and runs. Improve cardiovascular fitness while strengthening muscles and building endurance. Perfect for all fitness levels. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17640 Atwater 6 9/18 Tu 5:45p-6:30p $16 17641 Atwater 6 9/20 Th 6:00p-6:45p $16

Kettlebell Workout

This class gives pumping iron a whole new meaning! Using a weight consisting of cast iron that looks somewhat like a cannonball with a handle, the lifting and swinging motion of a kettlebell works multiple muscle groups simultaneously to develop strength and muscle endurance. Safety and proper body alignment will be emphasized. Some prior fitness training preferred. Set in a small group environment. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17555 Orchard 4 9/22 Sa 10:30a-11:30a $20 17556 Orchard 4 10/27 Sa 10:30a-11:30a $20 17557 Orchard 4 12/1 Sa 10:30a-11:30a $20

Pilates Control your body! This full-body conditioning routine develops core strength, spinal flexibility, improved posture and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips and back. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17720 Edgemoor 13 9/18 Tu 9:30a-10:30a $41

Hip Hop Step Let's get down! The energizing music provides an intense, yet fun cardiovascular workout as you step on and off the platform while incorporating basic hip hop movements. Fee is per visit. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17609 McAdams 10 9/17 F 5:30p-7:00p $4 Register Online: Wichita.gov/ParkandRec • Phone: 316.268.4361 • Email: WichitaParkandRec@wichita.gov

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Stretch & Flex

Rock on! Using lightly weighted drumsticks called Ripstix©, you will become the music as you drum your way through the workout. This invigorating full-body workout combines cardio, conditioning and strength training with fast-moving yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17480 Boston 12 9/17 M 6:00p-6:45p $28 17481 Boston 12 9/20 Th 6:00p-6:45p $28

Stretch the limits! This total body stretching workout helps relieve muscle tension along with improving flexibility, balance, blood circulation and range of motion in your joints. A must for those just starting out, returning to exercise, sitting all day or not engaged in a lot of physical activities. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17727 Edgemoor 12 9/18 Tu 9:45a-10:15a $21 17728 Edgemoor 12 9/21 F 9:45a-10:15a $21

Punch, Kick & Lift This class packs a punch! This high-powered workout uses a combination of intense cardio kickboxing and weight training with hand-held weights to improve endurance and strength. Fee is per visit. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17817 McAdams 14 9/18 Tu 6:30p-7:30p $4 SHiNE Dance Fitness© Don’t just sweat… SHiNE! This new high energy, dance fitness class uses basic moves from Jazz, Hip Hop and Ballet and blends them with the best and most current music for a great cardio workout. The simplicity of the routines allows you to do more moving and less thinking so you will walk out of class with a smile on your face! Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17857 Evergreen 11 9/19 W 5:30p-6:30p $35 17858 Linwood 13 9/22 Sa 9:00a-10:00a $41

Tabata Circuit Push your body to the limit! This high-intensity interval training incorporates periods of all-out training for 20 seconds followed by resting for 10 seconds. Movements such as front squats, air squats, thrusters or burpees are incorporated along with strength training for maximum fat burning. Set in a small group environment. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17442 Linwood 10 9/18 Tu 5:00p-5:45p $38

Total Body Workout Go from flab to fab! This class features cardio and strength training with hand-held weights, bands, balls and body resistance. Core work included. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17570 Orchard 24 9/17 M/W 11:00a-11:45a $57 17571 Orchard 24 9/18 Tu/Th 5:30p-6:15p $57 17572 Orchard 24 9/18 Tu/Th 6:30p-7:15p $57

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Small Group Fitness Get big results in a small class! This is an affordable way to take advantage of a personal trainer’s expertise and individualized attention, while keeping the fun and competitiveness of a group dynamic. Learn to build lean muscle mass, strength, flexibility and stability, along with executing movements properly. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17440 Linwood 10 9/17 M 10:00a-11:00a $50 17550 Orchard 9 9/20 Th 9:30a-10:30a $45 17551 Orchard 4 9/22 Sa 9:15a-10:15a $20 17552 Orchard 4 10/27 Sa 9:15a-10:15a $20 17554 Orchard 4 12/1 Sa 9:15a-10:15a $20

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Jump into fitness! This low impact, high energy class uses a mini-trampoline to incorporate cardio, interval training and muscular toning for a full-body workout. Fun moves like jump lunges and jump squats will have you rebounding your way to better health. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17677 Atwater 5 9/18 Tu 6:00p-6:45p $12 17678 Atwater 5 10/30 Tu 6:00p-6:45p $12 17679 Atwater 5 9/21 F 5:45p-6:30p $12 17680 Atwater 5 11/2 F 5:45p-6:30p $12

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Return to Table of Contents Weight Training for Women Develop a rock hard body in a non-intimidating environment! Challenge all your muscle groups as you learn free weight exercises and the correct technique for using weights. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17453 Linwood 10 9/18 Tu 6:00p-7:00p $32 17558 Orchard 4 9/22 Sa 8:00a-9:00a $13 17559 Orchard 4 10/27 Sa 8:00a-9:00a $13 17560 Orchard 4 12/1 Sa 8:00a-9:00a $13

Tai Chi for Health Find inner peace! Tai Chi is a gentle, low-impact, slow moving exercise commonly referred to as meditation in motion. It promotes gentle, flowing postures to help improve balance, coordination, strength, flexibility and relieve stress.

Yang 14 Forms Part 1 – Qigong for Health This introductory program teaches Qigong exercises for energy and relaxation along with foundational movements designed to ease an individual into Tai Chi. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17820 Evergreen 12 Tu/Th 9/18 6:00p-6:45p $28

Tai Chi Bang: Eight-Immortal Flute Characteristic Tai Chi postures are performed using a bang (stick) between the palms during the movements to imitate the movement of the qi (energy) inside the body. This unique method of training improves hand, wrist and arm strength, as well as joint flexibility. The first 6-weeks will focus on the 13 original movements of Tai Chi and the second 6-weeks will be on self-defense. A bang must be purchased or rented through the instructor. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17504 Minisa Pk 12 9/24 M/W 11:30a-12:15p $28 17503 Minisa Pk 11 11/14 M/W 11:30a-12:15p $26

Tai Chi Chuan

A combination of Tai Chi styles including Yang, Sun and Modern Style are incorporated in this program. Students will learn basic forms, correct body posture, proper weight distribution, slow and even movements along with proper breathing techniques. Intermediate students will learn more advanced stances and movements. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Beginning 17568 Orchard 24 9/18 Tu/Th 10:00a-10:45a $57 Intermediate 17569 Orchard 24 9/18 Tu/Th 11:00a-11:45a $57

Yoga Stretch, breathe, focus, relax! Improve health and posture and practice precision and alignment by holding poses. Props may be used. Personal floor mats encouraged. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17475 Boston 12 9/17 M 9:00a-10:15a $47 17476 Boston 12 9/17 M 6:00p-7:15p $47 17477 Boston 12 9/19 W 9:00a-10:15a $47 17478 Boston 12 9/19 W 6:00p-7:15p $47 17736 Edgemoor 12 9/17 M 9:45a-10:45a $38 17737 Edgemoor 12 9/17 M 6:00p-7:00p $38 17738 Edgemoor 13 9/19 W 9:45a-10:45a $41 17739 Edgemoor 12 9/20 Th 6:00p-7:00p $38 17494 Evergreen 12 9/18 Tu 6:00p-7:00p $38 17454 Linwood 12 9/20 Th 6:30p-7:30p $38

Yoga - Kripalu Calm your mind! Hatha postures are practiced gently with an emphasis on being present in your body and sustaining a flowing breath. Choose the intensity level that is right for you. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Beginning 17578 Orchard 12 9/18 Tu 4:15p-5:15p $38 17579 Orchard 11 9/20 Th 4:15p-5:15p $35 Intermediate 17582 Auburn Hills 12 9/19 W 5:45p-6:45p $38 17577 Orchard 11 9/17 M 6:00p-7:00p $35 17580 Orchard 11 9/20 Th 5:30p-6:30p $35

Chair Yoga Experience the same great yoga benefits of improved strength, flexibility and mobility, but with a more gentle approach! This gentle form of Hatha Yoga utilizes the chair to support modifications during seated and standing postures and is ideal for those with balance issues and/or find it difficult to get up and down off the floor. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17410 Linwood 12 9/17 M 6:30p-7:30p $38

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Zumba Fitness® Join the hottest dance and fitness craze! Sculpt your body with simple Latin dance steps, interval and resistance training for a fun-filled rhythmic workout. Evergreen classes will receive instructions in both Spanish and English. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Fee is per session 17479 Boston 13 9/18 Tu 6:00p-6:45p $31 17740 Edgemoor 12 9/17 M 5:30p-6:15p $28 17818 Orchard 24 9/17 M/W 5:45p-6:30p $57 Instructions given in both Spanish & English 17500 Evergreen 11 9/19 W 6:30p-7:30p $35 17501 Evergreen 12 9/20 Th 10:00a-11:00a $38 Fee is per visit 17669 McAdams 13 9/17 M 7:30p-8:30p $4 17671 McAdams 12 9/19 W 10:30a-11:30a $4 17670 McAdams 13 9/22 Sa 12:00p-1:00p $4 17672 McAdams 11 9/23 W 1:00p-2:00p $4

Zumba Fitness® Get the same great Zumba workout, but in a class that is geared towards the plus-size individual or those who are body-conscious. It’s a supportive group fitness program that is held in a private setting. Contact Linwood Recreation Center for more information. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17455 Hyde Pk 6 9/17 M 7:30p-8:15p $14 17456 Hyde Pk 6 9/19 W 7:30p-8:15p $14 17457 Hyde Pk 6 10/29 M 7:30p-8:15p $14 17458 Hyde Pk 6 10/31 W 7:30p-8:15p $14

Sports Archery Aim, set, release! Learn archery fundamentals, shooting skills and safe conduct. Presented by Wichita Shooting Stars. Contact Linwood Recreation Center for more information. Ages 8+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17399 Archery Rg 5 9/17 M 5:30p-7:00p $20 17400 Archery Rg 5 9/18 Tu 5:30p-7:00p $20

Basketball Open Gym

Drop in for non-competitive pickup games of coed basketball. Play is self-officiated. Fee is per visit. Ages 18+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time 17856 Evergreen 50 9/17 M-Th 1:30p-3:30p 17606 McAdams 49 9/17 M-Th 1:30p-4:00p 17835 Woodard 20 9/25 Tu/F 1:30p-3:30p 17873 Woodard 5 10/6 Sa 10:00a-12:00p

Boxing Basics Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! Learn proper techniques such as stance, jabs, power punches, footwork, hooks and uppercuts. Also, learn strategies to prepare for a match. This five-week, no-contact class features punching bags, speed bags and punching mitts. Boxing gloves are provided or bring your own. Ages 15+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17616 Atwater Coed 9/17 M 6:00p-6:45p $16 17617 Atwater Coed 10/29 M 6:00p-6:45p $16 17618 Atwater Men 9/17 M 6:45p-7:30p $16 17619 Atwater Men 10/29 M 6:45p-7:30p $16 17620 Atwater Women 9/19 W 5:30p-6:15p $16 17621 Atwater Women 10/31 W 5:30p-6:15p $16

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Return to Table of Contents Boxing - Private Lessons One-on-one training is the fastest way to improve your boxing skills. Fee is $15 per 30-minute private lesson and is by appointment only. No online registration. Contact Lynette Woodard Recreation Center to register. No membership required. Ages 6+.

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Riverside Tennis Center outdoor pickleball court rentals are now available! See pg. 42 for details.

Fencing En Garde! Learn the fundamentals of Italian foil fencing with a focus on footwork and beginning blade actions. This class includes both group and individual instruction. We provide the equipment, you bring your sense of adventure! Ages 13+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17701 Edgemoor 12 9/20 Th 6:30p-7:30p $51

Pickleball - Introduction You'll relish Pickleball! This sport is a combination of table tennis, badminton and tennis. Get introduced to the game, practice skills and hone your technique. Students needing a refresher course are also allowed. Session concludes with a round robin mini-tournament. Equipment is provided. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17719 Edgemoor 5 9/19 W 1:00p-2:30p $32

Pickleball - Open Gym

Kayak Clinic Are you born to paddle? It’s time to find out with this oneday clinic which provides participants instruction on kayak paddling techniques and maneuvering. Water safety will also be discussed. Then, kick back and enjoy perfecting those paddling skills with a leisurely trip on the water at Watson Park. Ages 10+. On-site adult supervision required for youth ages 10-15. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 16762 Watson 1 9/15 Sa 8:30a-10:00a $15 17758 Watson 1 9/15 Sa 10:30a-12:00p $15

Kickboxing Get fighter-fit without getting hit! This class is a combination of boxing, martial arts and cardio providing a total body workout. Learn proper technique for kicks and punches using bags, shields and mitts. Kick, jab, cross, hook and uppercut your way to improved balance, flexibility, strength and endurance. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17644 Atwater 5 9/20 Th 6:45p-7:30p $16 17645 Atwater 5 11/1 Th 6:45p-7:30p $16

Calling all Pickleball lovers! Beginners to advanced players will get a workout and improve skills by dropping in for these quick, fast-paced pick-up games. Fee is per visit. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Beginning 17543 Orchard 13 9/19 W 1:00p-3:00p $2 Beginning/Intermediate 17716 Edgemoor 13 9/21 F 1:00p-3:00p $2 Advanced 17717 Edgemoor 14 9/20 Th 1:00p-3:00p $2 All Levels 17472 Boston 12 9/17 M 1:00p-3:00p $2 17473 Boston 12 9/19 W 1:00p-3:00p $2 17474 Boston 12 9/19 W 7:00p-9:00p $2 17714 Edgemoor 13 9/18 Tu 1:00p-3:00p $2 17715 Edgemoor 15 9/22 Sa 1:00p-3:00p $2 17544 Orchard 12 9/21 F 9:00a-11:00a $2

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Volleyball - Coed Individual

Bump it up! Join this self-officiated intermediate level drop-in league. Proficiency in all skills and court strategy required. Fee is per class. No online registration. Register at McAdams Recreation Center. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17608 McAdams 12 9/17 M 5:30p-7:00p $3

Sand Volleyball League - Coed Team

You just got served! This 6-on-6 self-officiated league is for beginning to intermediate players who are proficient in all skills and court strategy. An award is given to the first place team. The fee is per team with a maximum of eight on a roster and you must have all players' information and payment to register. Call Watson Park if you are an individual wishing to join a team. Ages 18+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17755 Watson 6 8/21 Tu 6:15p-8:15p $70 17756 Watson 6 8/23 Th 6:15p-8:15p $70

September Smash Sand Volleyball Tourney Saturday, Sept. 29 | OJ Watson Park | $40/team Coed 6v6 • Guaranteed 4 games All teams go to bracket • Prizes! Pool play begins at 8 a.m. followed by bracket play.

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Martial Arts Chinese Internal Boxing for Self-Defense Give yourself a fighting chance! Learn to stop an attack so you can get away. This in-depth training uses slow, repetitive movements to teach throws, blocks, compliance, punches and kicks. Flexibility, stretching and strengthening exercises are also big components. Ages 8+; adult must enroll and participate with children ages 8-11. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17413 Linwood 10 9/17 M 7:00p-8:15p $32

Chinese Internal Boxing Go on the defensive! Learn Chinese martial arts including boxing, kicking and self-defense. Must have completed Chinese Internal Boxing for Self-Defense class, or receive instructor approval, before taking this intermediate level class. Ages 12+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17414 Linwood 10 9/17 M 5:30p-6:45p $32

Self-Defense Workshop

Protect yourself! Learn various techniques to use in response to an attack such as use of pressure points, blocks, kicks and punches. Expect some hand-to-hand contact while practicing these control methods. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Ages 6+ 17482 Evergreen 1 10/6 Sa 10:00a-12:00p $9 Ages 8+ 17439 Linwood 1 9/29 Sa 9:00a-12:00p $14

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Are there programs you would like to see offered at one of our recreation centers?

Shimmy your way into shape as you isolate and work various body parts such as shoulders, chest and stomach. For beginners only. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17404 Linwood 10 9/19 W 6:00p-7:00p $38

Call Barbara McGuire at 316.268.4192 or email her at bmcguire@wichita.gov and share your new class ideas!

Shorin Ryu Karate Karate chop 'til you drop! This traditional Okinawan Karate method involves the use of hands, feet and elbows. Class will focus on etiquette, coordination, basic forms, kata and free sparring. Blocking and offensive technique work will help develop speed and increase reaction time. Ages 7+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17840 Atwater

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Belly Dance Techniques It’s time to shake things up! You understand the basics, now build off those fundamentals learned in the beginning class. Learn next level steps and how to make transitions into combinations such as walking, turning and overlaying steps. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17407 Linwood 10 9/20 Th 6:00p-7:00p $38

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Tae Kwon Do Work your way up the martial arts ladder! Develop physical agility and self-discipline while learning respect for yourself and others. Belt advancement opportunities are available. Ages 6+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Beginning 17729 Edgemoor 12 9/18 Tu/Th 6:15p-7:15p $36 17730 Edgemoor 12 10/30 Tu/Th 6:15p-7:15p $36 17443 Linwood 12 9/17 M/Th 6:45p-7:45p $36 17445 Linwood 12 10/29 M/Th 6:45p-7:45p $36 Intermediate 17731 Edgemoor 12 9/18 Tu/Th 7:15p-8:15p $36 17732 Edgemoor 12 10/30 Tu/Th 7:15p-8:15p $36 17444 Linwood 12 9/17 M/Th 7:45p-8:45p $36 17446 Linwood 12 10/29 M/Th 7:45p-8:45p $36 All Levels 17488 Evergreen 10 9/18 Tu/Th 6:30p-7:30p $30 17489 Evergreen 13 10/30 Tu/Th 6:30p-7:30p $39

Dance Ballroom Dance

Spin your way onto the dance floor! Learn some of the most popular ballroom dances, including the Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, Rumba, Swing and Cha-Cha. Fee is per couple. No online registration. Call to register. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17689 Edgemoor 6 9/17 M 7:30p-8:15p $34 17690 Edgemoor 6 10/29 M 7:30p-8:15p $34

Belly Dance Combinations and Props

Take your skills to the next level with new dance steps in this intermediate class. Discover how to use props such as veils, canes and zils. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17406 Linwood 10 9/19 W 7:00p-8:00p $38

Belly Dance Choreography The hips don't lie! Experienced belly dancers will progress into advanced moves and belly dance choreography. Instructor approval required for this advanced class. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17405 Linwood 10 9/20 Th 7:00p-8:00p $38

Clogging Feel the beat in this high energy folk dance! Learn to create audible rhythms with your feet. You must provide your own clogging shoes. Contact Orchard Recreation Center for more information. Ages 8+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17522 Kiwanis 12 9/17 M 6:00p-7:00p $46

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Country Line Dance Get your boots a scootin’! Learn the most popular dances such as the Tush Push and more. No partner required. A variety of music styles are used. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Beginning 17693 Edgemoor 6 9/17 M 5:30p-6:15p $17 17694 Edgemoor 6 10/29 M 5:30p-6:15p $17 17523 Orchard 9 9/20 Th 6:30p-7:30p $34 Intermediate 17524 Orchard 9 9/20 Th 7:40p-8:40p $34

Country Two-Step & Triple-Step It will be smooth movin' across the dance floor with this up-tempo country partner dance. Master the basics of the two-step and triple-step, then add spins, wraps and weaving so you're sure to impress. Fee is per couple. No online registration for this class. Call to register. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17695 Edgemoor 6 9/17 M 6:30p-7:15p $34 17696 Edgemoor 6 10/29 M 6:30p-7:15p $34

Salsa Dance Get saucy! Come learn the basic moves of this lively, rhythmic dance. Experience the energy of the music and percussive rhythm of the Latin culture while learning basic free style and partner moves. Partner not required. Ages 16+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17660 Atwater 6 9/17 M 6:15p-7:00p $17

Salsa – Private Lessons All eyes will be on you! These customized Salsa lessons will allow you to learn at your own pace, plus are adapted to your learning style and personal dance goals. Lessons are by appointment only. Contact Lynette Woodard Recreation Center directly for schedule and to register. Fee is $13 for a 30-minute lessons.

Visual Art The Art of Color Boldly go where no color has gone before! Learn about the relationship of various colors and how to use them more effectively in your art. Students will be introduced to color selection, theory, matching and coordination, along with complimentary colors. Apply these principals using a variety of mediums and see how each medium combines differently to create varying affects. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17448 Linwood 4 10/16 Tu 7:15p-8:30p $24

Introduction to Drawing Draw with confidence! Use proper techniques to sketch lines, curves and geometric shapes. Bring drawings to life with the use of shadows, shading, texture and perspective. All supplies provided at Linwood, some are provided at Evergreen. Call Evergreen for supply list. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17491 Evergreen 12 9/20 Th 6:00p-8:00p $116 17433 Linwood 4 9/20 Th 7:15p-8:30p $24

Drawing II Fill up your sketch book! This class builds on the Introduction to Drawing class, which is a prerequisite, and introduces more advanced techniques in proportion and perspective. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17417 Linwood 4 10/18 Th 7:15p-8:30p $24

Drawing III The ultimate drawing class to challenge the more experienced artist! Students will build on concepts learned in Drawing I & II, but with an additional focus on negative space, high contrast and value to show mood. Class is more self-directed, with the instructor as an advisor. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17418 Linwood 4 11/15 Th 7:15p-8:30p $24

Drawing with Charcoal For once, smudges are good! Learn shading and smudging techniques using an eraser, cloths and fingers to create the illusion of depth and shadow. Supplies provided. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17420 Linwood 4 9/18 Tu 7:15p-8:30p $24

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Return to Table of Contents Oil Painting Dream big as you choose your next project! Work oneon-one with the instructor to boost your artistic skills. This course is for everyone from basic to advanced painters. Bring supplies. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17712 Edgemoor 6 9/17 M 1:30p-3:30p $40 17713 Edgemoor 5 11/5 M 1:30p-3:30p $34

Music Guitar Strum your heart out! Learn guitar basics including tuning, strumming chords, understanding guitar charts, tablature and reading music. Students must bring own guitar. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17430 Linwood 8 9/18 Tu 7:30p-8:30p $33

Private Music Lessons Improve your musical skills quickly with one-on-one private lessons. Each session is tailored to the individual needs of the student and held by appointment only. No online registration. Contact the recreation center directly. Fee is $15 per 30-minute lesson. Ages 7+.

Drums Feel the beat! Learn proper grip, stroke technique, rhythms, patterns and different drumming styles on snare drum and a drum kit. Contact Lynette Woodard Recreation Center for schedule and to register.

Painting with Acrylics Express yourself with color! Beginners will gain an understanding of brush styles, strokes, color-mixing and working on textured surfaces. Intermediate students may participate and receive individual assistance. Supplies are provided. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17655 Atwater 4 9/23 Su 2:00p-4:00p $37 17656 Atwater 4 10/28 Su 2:00p-4:00p $37

Pastels Color your world! Discover the joy of this rich and colorful medium by learning how to apply, layer, blend and combine pastel colors. Supplies are provided. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17435 Linwood 4 11/13 Tu 7:15p-8:30p $24

Watercolor Get inspired through the use of color! Experience the magical quality of this transparent medium and learn how to sketch out your initial design, along with basic techniques. Experiment with blending and mixing of colors to create perspective, texture and shadows. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17681 Atwater 4 9/17 M 1:00p-3:00p $39 17682 Atwater 4 10/22 M 1:00p-3:00p $39 17683 Atwater 4 9/23 Su 4:15p-5:30p $24 17684 Atwater 4 10/28 Su 4:15p-5:30p $24

Guitar

Play like a rock star! Learn basic mechanics, chords, scales, notes, tuning, reading music and tablature. Learn to play all styles of music. Purchase of book is required after the first lesson. Amp and acoustic or electric guitar are available or bring your own. Contact Lynette Woodard Recreation Center for schedule and to register.

Mandolin Don’t fret! These lessons cover posture, basic techniques, reading music and chord formation. Contact Evergreen Recreation Center for schedule and to register. 45-minute lessons also available for $20.

Piano Let your fingers do the walking! Begin with the foundations of piano including notes, chords, staff, rhythm, phrasing and dynamics. Purchase of selected piano book required after first session. Contact Lynette Woodard Recreation Center for schedule and to register.

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Crafts Crochet Basics This class will have you in stitches! Learn tools, techniques, yarn selection and stitches ranging from simple to ornate. Create objects like coasters, dishcloths and flowers. Supplies provided. Ages 12+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17526 Orchard 3 9/22 Sa 9:00a-12:00p $36

Crochet – Advanced Stitches We know you’re st-itching to learn more! Discover six new ways to create incredible texture and excitement in your crochet. Learn the how-to’s of popcorn, cluster, puff, basket weave, ribbed and cable stitching, along with how to incorporate them into projects like hats, scarves and blankets. Ask for supply list. Ages 12+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17527 Orchard 3 10/15 M 5:30p-8:30p $36

Lace Crochet Do you love the look of elegant, hand-made lace? Stepby-step instruction will have you doing basic stitches like Solomon’s Knot and openwork lace, along with Queen Anne’s and pineapple lace stitches. Also, learn to use tools to create broomstick lace and hairpin lace. Some basic crochet knowledge is required. Ages 12+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17819 Orchard 3 9/24 M 5:30p-8:30p $36

Flower Arranging

Skip the florist and do it yourself! Create your own show stopping designs for your wedding, home or office. Students will receive a supply list the first day of class. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17605 McAdams 6 9/20 Th 6:30p-7:30p $18

Knitting No skein, no gain! Beginning knitters will learn the basics of yarn and needle selection, casting on and off, knitting, purling and how to fix common mistakes. Practice yarn and needles provided. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17525 Orchard 3 10/13 Sa 9:00a-12:00p $36

Sewing Basics

It's sew simple! Learn to operate basic features on a sewing machine and find out about the essential sewing tools and accessories. Basic troubleshooting is discussed as well as practicing simple machine utility stitches, zipper installation, elastic insertion and button holes. All supplies included. Ages 18+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17603 McAdams 9 9/22 Sa 12:30p-2:00p $41

Family Fishing Tournament Saturday, Nov. 3 | 6:00a-9:00a | OJ Watson Park Children ages 7-14 need to grab an adult and participate in this one-day team fishing tournament. The team with the most catches receives a prize! Equipment is provided or bring your own. All fishing is done from the land or dock and is catch and release. For more information, turn to pg. 22

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Special Interest Become a Beekeeper What's the buzz about? This beginning course teaches beekeeping essentials including equipment, caring for and collecting bees, along with developing and harvesting honey. Instructor provides continued support once your hive has been established. Presented by American Bee Removal. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17521 Orchard 10 9/20 Th 7:00p-8:30p $49

The great brain game! Use skill and strategy in this game played with 152 domino-like tiles. Apply American Mah Jongg moves to develop strategies and create a winning hand. Rules and standards of the National Mah Jongg League are used. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17710 Edgemoor 4 11/3 Sa 9:30a-12:00p $36

Spanish

A deck of cards can lead to hours of entertainment! Learn the terminology, rules, scoring and card etiquette along with variations of the game.

Boost your communication skills by learning a new language! Practice common words, phrases and sentence structures. Edgemoor Recreation Center utilizes the textbook "Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day." Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17724 Edgemoor 6 9/19 W 5:30p-7:00p $27 17725 Edgemoor 5 11/7 W 5:30p-7:00p $23 17490 Evergreen 12 9/22 Sa 10:00a-11:30a $54

Canasta & Euchre

Vibrational Sound Healing Workshop

Deal Me In!

Stimulate the natural healing abilities of the body using the ancient practice of massage through sound and vibration. Students will experience how the use of sound Pinochle healing bowls, gongs, rain sticks, bells and drums can Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee release tension, improve focus, boost creativity and 17860 Orchard 4 10/18 Th 6:00a-7:30p $22 memory, plus allow for deeper sleep patterns. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Digital Photography Basics 17815 Linwood 1 10/13 Sa 9:30a-12:30p $18 Learn to use that new camera! Beginning shutterbugs will explore camera functions, composition, editing, printing and archiving. Utilization of free image editing and Cooking management programs is also taught as a way to enhance your photography. Bring your DSLR camera, manual and memory card to each class. A Taste of Mexico Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Delicioso! Make authentic Hispanic inspired dishes such 17810 Edgemoor 3 9/18 Tu 6:00p-8:00p $25 as torta de carne asada, sopes and pozole. You'll be a 17530 Orchard 3 10/1 M 6:00p-8:00p $25 hit at your next fiesta! Food is provided. Registration deadline is noon on 10/15. Genealogy for Beginners Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Shake your family tree! Begin researching your family 17487 Evergreen 4 10/15 M 5:45p-6:45p $25 history using genealogy forms, census materials, vital records and internet tips. Presented by the Wichita Festive Finger Foods Genealogical Society. There's no reason to pout about these delicious holiday Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee bites! Make a candy cane Danish and cranberry & walnut 17704 Edgemoor 4 9/20 Th 6:00p-7:30p $22 pinwheels. Registration deadline is noon on 12/7. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee Genealogy: Beyond the Basics 17515 Evergreen 1 12/8 Sa 10:45a-11:45a $15 It's all relative! Use advanced resources to aid in your genealogical research. Develop a timeline, track your ancestors' migration and incorporate military records and cemeteries in your research. Presented by the Wichita Genealogical Society. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17705 Edgemoor 4 10/25 Th 6:00p-7:30p $22 Code Location 17859 Orchard

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Soul Food Cooking

Southern cuisine is good for the soul! Learn to dish up homemade fried chicken, fried catfish, macaroni and cheese, mustard greens, yams and barbecued ribs. Leave your guests craving more at your next dinner party. Registration deadline is noon on 9/18. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17604 McAdams 6 9/20 Th 6:30p-7:30p $30

Thanksgiving Delights

Put a smile on everyone's face this Thanksgiving! Learn to make pumpkin pie crescents and easy pumpkin caramel pull apart bread. Registration deadline is noon on 11/16. Ages 16+. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17514 Evergreen 1 11/17 Sa 10:45a-11:45a $15

Do It Yourself Ceramic Tile Add style to any room and learn to grout like a pro! Get tips on the proper tools needed, floor preparation, mixing and applying thin-set, cutting tiles and grouting. Presented by The Home Depot. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17846 Linwood 1 11/3 Sa 10:00a-12:00p $8

Drywall Repair Say goodbye to those holes, cracks and dents! This hands-on workshop will cover wall preparation, drywall compound application along with sanding and finishing techniques. Presented by The Home Depot. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17845 Linwood 1 10/6 Sa 10:00a-12:00p $8

Want to know who's intructing a class? Check wichita.gov/parkandrec under the registration tab!

Cooking Demonstrations Each one-day class is presented by a professional culinary instructor and is filled with information on the best cooking methods, live cooking demonstrations and handouts. Sampling of the recipes is of course the best part! Presented by BETA@Butler Community College. Registration deadline is noon, the Tuesday before class.

Savory Seafood Don’t be nervous about cooking seafood at home! Learn how to pick out good quality seafood and prepare delicious seafood recipes such as pan seared peppercorn tuna steaks with wasabi soy sauce, grilled salmon and sautéd red snapper with a white wine lemon caper sauce, spicy shrimp boil and more. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17841 Boston 1 9/27 Th 6:30p-8:00p $20

Modern Food Preservation This is not your grandmother’s canning class! Learn some quick, easy, delicious and safe ways to preserve food by freezer canning, vacuum sealing, oven drying, food dehydration and other quick methods. Recipes include freezer canned jam, salsa, garden tomatoes and ratatouille along with dried apple chips, mango slices and homemade raisins. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17841 Boston 1 10/11 Th 6:30p-8:00p $20

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Fall Harvest Produce Make the most of autumn’s bumper crop of vegetables with their intense flavors and textures! Learn about vegetarian delights such as oven roasted root vegetable medley, spaghetti squash parmesan, butternut squash pie and more. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17843 Boston 1 10/25 Th 6:30p-8:00p $20

Ultimate Holiday Feast Impress family and friends with a holiday meal from scratch! Forget those old wives' tales and use food science to help you learn to prepare the most tasty and moist roasted turkey. Also, learn to make the best pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkins, honey mace mashed fall squash, along with several other holiday classics. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17844 Boston 1 11/8 Th 6:30p-8:00p $20

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Technology Outsmart your Smartphone You have the technology, now learn how to use it! Discover the basics of what you can actually do with your Android/Apple smartphone or tablet. See how to customize your device, manage contacts, get notifications and alerts, download free eBooks, install apps and more. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17538 Orchard 1 10/25 Th 6:00p-7:30p $10

Android – Beyond the Basics Get the most out of your tiny Android powerhouse! You understand the basics of what your Android smartphone or tablet can do, now find out more. Learn about surprising uses for your camera, how to save time with widgets, how to increase battery life, automatic quiet overnight settings and improve theft security. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17534 Orchard 1 11/1 Th 6:00p-7:30p $10 1

Computer Workshops Don’t be intimidated by the computer! This series of workshops breaks down the various aspects of computer use into easy to understand segments. Each class will also discuss the various free software options for that task. A limited number of laptops are available. Bring your own, if you have one.

Beginners Guide to the Cloud Are you finally ready to make the move to the cloud? Learn the best practices on how to store, manage, process and backup your information from anywhere in the world. Understand how to perform cloud document/photo backup and contacts synchronization, along with getting the most out of a free account from Apple, Google or Microsoft. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17535 Orchard 1 10/18 Th 6:00p-7:30p $10 Creating Powerful Multimedia Presentations Make your multimedia presentation get noticed! Using free software, students will learn how to create, edit, save, print and share presentations on the web. Also, learn how to make changes to your outline, use templates and add graphics, sound, videos and transitions for a more professional look. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17536 Orchard 1 10/11 Th 6:00p-7:30p $10

Introduction to Computers You have a computer, so now what? First-time users will get acquainted with the parts of a computer, operating system and common functions. Create a Microsoft Word document, capture a screen image, manage files and folders, generate emails and navigate web sites. Computer safety and back-ups will also be discussed. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17531 Orchard 8 9/19 W 6:00p-7:00p $34

Personal Computer Security Keep your computer safe from the bad guys! This class is a beginner’s guide on how to secure your computer or laptop and keep your information safe online. Find out how to recognize scams, use the internet safely, avoid phishing scams, block bad advertisements and keep up with new threats. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17539 Orchard 1 9/20 Th 6:00p-7:30p $10

Spreadsheet Basics Learn how to use spreadsheets to store and analyze information into columns and rows. Find out how to sort a list of names and numbers, use basic formulas and create a family budget. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17537 Orchard 1 10/4 Th 6:00p-7:30p $10

Video Editing Turn raw home videos into professional masterpieces using non-linear editor software. Learn to import videos, assemble clips, add transitions, export video and master to DVD. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17532 Orchard 1 11/8 Th 6:00p-8:00p $14

Word Processing Typing letters and creating newsletters just got easier! Learn to create, open, edit, save and print a document. Also, discover how to move words or blocks of text within the document. Code Location Classes Begins Day Time Fee 17533 Orchard 1 9/27 Th 6:00p-7:30p $10

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Junior Group Lessons The tennis center has an extensive youth tennis program that builds skills quickly and allows participants to achieve success in a fun and fast paced atmosphere. All participants are grouped by ability and must register by session. Director approval is required to move into the next level. Sessions run one month and fee/session is $40-$50 depending on the number of weeks.

Tots Develop motor skills and eye-hand coordination while learning tennis basics. Ages 4-7. Months Day Time Monthly Fee Sept-Dec M 5:30p-6:30p $40-$50 Sept-Oct Th 5:30p-6:30p $40-$50

Advanced

Focus is strictly on rallying with an emphasis on proper techniques. Ages 12-18. Months Day Time Monthly Fee Sept-Oct Tu 6:30p-7:30p $40-$50 Nov-Dec Tu 5:30p-6:30p $40-$50 Sept-Oct Th 6:30p-7:30p $40-$50 Nov-Dec Th 5:30p-6:30p $40-$50 Sept-Dec Su 3:00p-4:00p $40-$50

Junior Drop-in Point Play Players of all abilities can call to put your name on the play list. Staff will match players for round robin singles and doubles play. Months Day Time Daily Fee Sept-Dec Sa 1:30p-3:00p $5

Adult Group Lessons

Beginner I Basic tennis strokes and game rules are taught in a fun atmosphere. Ages 8-12. Months Day Time Monthly Fee Sept-Dec M 6:30p-7:30p $40-$50 Sept-Dec F 5:30p-6:30p $40-$50 Sept-Dec Su 1:00p-2:00p $40-$50

Beginner II Get prepared for school tennis with this fast paced, basic skills class. Scoring and match play will be emphasized. Ages 12-16. Months Day Time Monthly Fee Sept-Dec F 6:30p-7:30p $40-$50

Intermediate Strategy becomes a bigger aspect, with emphasis on stroke production. Ages 10-16. Months Day Time Monthly Fee Sept-Oct Tu 5:30p-6:30p $40-$50 Sept-Dec W 5:30p-6:30p $40-$50 Sept-Dec Su 2:00p-3:00p $40-$50

COURT RATES Reserve indoor courts by phone or in person up to three days in advance. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Indoor Tennis: Outdoor Tennis: Outdoor Pickleball: Ball Machine Rental:

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$4/hr $4/hr $5/hr; $7/1.5 hrs

Fit Tennis Players of all levels can improve tennis performance and fitness levels all at once by combining basic tennis drills with cardiovascular exercise. Put your shots into practice with fun tennis games, then add a variety of fitness activities such as the medicine ball, jump ropes and other equipment. Months Day Time Daily Fee Sept-Dec Tu 5:30p-6:30p $10 Sept-Dec F 9:00a-10:00a $10

Stroke Clinic This program is a great way to learn a new shot, maintain good technique or work on specific problem areas. Each week focuses on a different stroke, with strokes repeating monthly. For players of all abilities. Week 1 – Serves; Week 2 – Overheads; Week 3 – Volleys; Week 4 – Forehands/ Backhands. Months Day Time Daily Fee Sept-Dec M 7:30p-8:30p $10 Sept-Dec Tu 9:00a-10:00a $10

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION Instruction: Staff Pro $40/hour Private (1-2 people) Semi-Private (3-4 people) $54/hour

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Beginner Drill

Men's Outdoor/Indoor

For new players with little or no experience, this drill emphasizes stroke production and includes some point play. Months Day Time Daily Fee Sept-Dec W 10:00a-11:00a $10 Sept-Dec W 5:30p-6:30p $10 Sept-Dec Sa 12:00p-1:30p $15

Run as a flight league where you advance based on your win-loss record from the previous week. Months Day Time Monthly Fee Singles Sept-Oct Tu 6:30p-8:30p $28/$35 Doubles Sept-Oct Th 6:30p-8:30p $28/$35 Nov-Dec Tu 6:30p-8:30p $44/$55 Nov-Dec Th 6:30p-8:00p $44/$55

Intermediate Drill For players with some experience who want to gain strategy guidance. The first half refines technique while the second half introduces doubles strategy. Some ability to rally is required. Months Day Time Daily Fee Sept-Dec W 9:00a-10:00a $10 Sept-Dec W 6:30p-7:30p $10 Sept-Dec Sa 10:30a-12:00p $15

Advanced Drill Experienced players spend the first half focusing on stroke production and the second half on doubles strategy and patterns of play. Ability to rally consistently is required. Day Time Daily Fee Months Sept-Dec W 7:30p-8:30p $10 Sept-Dec Sa 9:00a-10:30a $15

Tournaments Date 8/25 9/1 9/8

Tournament Ages Register By SMASHERS 10 & under 8/21 Tennis BASH 10 & under 8/31 All Wooden Racquet 16+ 9/6 Throwback Classic *Visit tennislink.usta.com/tournaments for details.

Fee $21 $18 $15

Pickleball Coed Outdoor - Pickleball League

Leagues Players of all levels can either call or arrive a half hour early to put your name on the play list. Staff will match players for a night of round robin doubles play. Day M

Time 6:30p-8:30p

Daily Fee $5

Coed Drop-in Singles Outdoor Months Sept-Oct

Day F

Time 6:00p-8:00p

Daily Fee $5

Active Adult (55+) Drop-In Doubles Indoor Months Sept-Dec

Day F

Time 10:00a-12:00p

Drop-in Pickleball Beginners to advanced players will get a workout and improve skills by dropping in for these quick, fast-paced pick-up games. Months Day Time Daily Fee Sept-Oct Tu 6:30p-8:30p $5 Sept-Oct Th 6:30p-8:30p $5 Sept-Oct Sa 9:30a-10:30a $5 Sept-Oct Su 2:00p-4:00p $5

Coed Drop-in Doubles Outdoor Months Sept-Oct

Run as a flight league where you advance based on your win-loss record from the previous week. Months Day Time Monthly Fee Sept-Oct W 6:00p-8:00p $40/$50

Pickleball - Introduction

Daily Fee $5

Get introduced to the game, learn basic skills and scoring. Months Day Time Monthly Fee Sept-Oct M 6:30p-7:30p $40/$50 Sept-Oct Th 10:00a-11:00a $40/$50 Sept-Oct Sa 1:00p-2:00p $40/$50

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A Special Thanks to our Community Partners! Wichita Park & Recreation would like to acknowledge the following community partners for sharing their knowledge and expertise with our participants. 2018 Fall Community Partners: • American Bee Removal • BETA @ Butler Community College • Genesis Health Clubs • The Home Depot • Wichita Shooting Stars • Wesley Children's Foundation • Wichita Genealogical Society • Wings of the Wind Registration for these partner classes is done exclusively through Wichita Park & Recreation. Direct all inquiries to 316.268.4361.

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4 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER

Online

Visit Wichita.gov/ParkandRec and click on the ‘Registration’ drop down menu.

Mail-In your registration form,

along with check, to 455 N Main St, 11th Floor, Wichita, KS 67202.

Call

316.268.4361 and register by phone using a Visa or MasterCard credit/ debit card.

Walk-In and register in person

at any recreation center Monday through Friday. Hours vary by location.

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Wichita City Council The City Council is made up of six elected officials representing six different areas of Wichita. City Councilors propose, vote on and pass the laws that govern the city.

City Council meetings are held the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays at 9:00 am in the Council Chambers in City Hall. Meetings are not held if the Tuesday falls on a holiday or if it is the 5th Tuesday of the month.

Visit www.wichita.gov/Council/Pages/Maps.aspx to locate your district and City Council representative.

Brandon Johnson District I

Pete Meitzner District II

James Clendenin District III

Jeff Blubaugh District IV

Bryan Frye District V

Cindy Claycomb District VI

Mayor Jeff Longwell

Wichita Park & Recreation Department Mission & Vision Mission: Wichita Park & Recreation provides high-quality life experiences to the Wichita Community through the enhancement of world-class amenities and activities.

Join the Wichita Parks Foundation in raising funds for their scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded each year to help families send their kids to summer camp and participate in other recreational activities.

Vision: To excel at what we do for the benefit of our community and generations to come.

To learn more about the Wichita Parks Foundation, and how you can be involved, visit www.wichitaparksfoundation.org

Simply select or say “Yes, I will donate” when registering.

The Wichita Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Board of Park Commissioners This seven person advisory board consists of one member from each district and one at-large member. The board makes recommendations to the Wichita City Council on issues related to the following: • • • • •

Parks, land acquisition and disposition of existing park properties and facilities Recreation programming and fees Future park development Department and Capital Improvement Program Budgets Other issues related to Wichita Park & Recreation Register Online: Wichita.gov/ParkandRec • Phone: 316.268.4361 • Email: WichitaParkandRec@wichita.gov

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Refund Policies

Class Cancellations

Requests received: • Three or more business days prior the start of class receive a

Withdrawal Requests

Once a written withdrawal request is received, the refund/ credit amount is determined based on the request date. Refunds may take up to three weeks to process. The $1 online registration convenience fee is non-refundable.

full refund/credit. • One to two business days prior the start of class incur a $5 administrative fee. Refunds/credits are not available for one-day workshops or one-day camps. • After the first class and before the second class incur a $5 administrative fee and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. You may receive no refund/credit or a partial refund/ credit if the enrollment falls below the minimum number of participants needed to hold a class or if supply costs are incurred on your behalf. • After the third class will not be issued a refund/credit.

Account Credits

Credits placed on your recreation account are available until the end of each calendar year, at which time a refund will be issued, less a $5 administrative fee.

Satisfaction Guarantee

Wichita Park & Recreation is committed to excellence and strives to provide the highest quality classes. If you are not completely satisfied with a class or program, submit your concerns in writing and a member of our administrative staff will contact you.

Classroom Policy

For safety reasons, children are not allowed in adult classes.

Classes canceled by Wichita Park & Recreation due to low enrollment or unexpected circumstances are entitled to a full refund/credit. If your course is canceled, we will attempt to notify you by phone or email prior to the first class. You may also apply the class fee to another course. To withdraw from a class, submit a written request to bmcguire@wichita.gov, fax to 316.858.7611 or drop off at any recreation center. Include the student’s name, contact information, class information and tell us the reason for the request. Withdrawal forms are also available at Wichita.gov/ ParkandRec.

Inclement Weather

Every effort is made to maintain standard operations during inclement weather. However, if a class cancellation is necessary, we will attempt to notify you by phone or email. All efforts are made to reschedule canceled classes.

Register Early!

Reserve your spot by registering at least three days prior to the class start date. Payment is due when registering. Decisions affecting classes are made in advance, so register early to prevent an unnecessary class cancellation! Late registrations will be accepted if space and materials are available.

Registration Reminders

Keep a record of the dates and times of your registered classes, as registration reminders are not sent.

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Wichita Park & Recreation Embraces These Core Values: • Integrity: Park & Recreation inspires respect, trust, honesty and accountability through our actions. • Wellness: Park & Recreation recognizes the importance of enhancing the physical, emotional and cognitive health and development of all residents. • Diversity: Park & Recreation celebrates community diversity and strives to provide facilities and services that embrace the needs of residents of diverse cultures, ages and income levels. • Stewardship: Park & Recreation values ethical and responsible stewardship of the City’s financial, physical, natural, environmental, historical and cultural resources.

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• Connectivity: Park & Recreation recognizes the importance of connections between public open spaces and other community facilities, such as schools, commercial areas and other destinations. • Economic Driver: Park & Recreation is an economic driver in the Wichita region and has a major impact on the community’s quality of life. • Create Fun: Park & Recreation adds excitement and enjoyment to our community through recreational programs, special events and park amenities that enhance quality of life for all.

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Online: Visit Wichita.gov/ParkandRec and then click on the “Registration” tab. By Phone: Call the Recreation Center of your choice or 316.268.4361. In Person: Bring this completed form into any recreation center Monday through Friday (hours vary by location). By Mail: Mail this completed form along with your check to 455 N. Main Street, 11th Floor, Wichita, KS 67202. Please check here if your address has changed in the last 12 months. Parent/Guardian Name (if enrolling a child):

Adult Birth Date:

Street: City: Home Phone: Cell:

Zip: Work:

Email Address:

Code

Location

Class Name

Day

Time

Participant Name

Gender

Birth Date

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Fee

I agree to release, indemnify, and hold the City of Wichita, its agents, officers and employees (City) harmless from any and all liability claims, actions, judgments, damages or injuries of every kind and nature whatsoever to myself, the participant(s) I am authorizing, and/ or his or her property, when that damage or injury arises from participation in activities for which the participant is registered. I further acknowledge that I have familiarized myself with the description of the activities, understand the hazards and the participant’s personal limitations and knowingly assume all risks. I acknowledge I have read and understand this Liability Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement, and understand that I am waiving any claim that may arise against the City for any harm sustained as a result of any activity for which I am registering or for which I am registering a minor child. Signature of Participant

Date

By registering for this class, activity or event, I grant permission to the City of Wichita, its agents and employees, to take photographs, video, or other images of me and/or the persons I am registering during such class, activity or event and to use the images in any media at any time and for any public purpose as reasonably determined by the City of Wichita. I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs, video, or other images. I further waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or relating to the use of the images. This permission shall be effective until withdrawn by me in writing.

Signature of Responsible Adult

Date

The City of Wichita prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability in its services, programs, and activities. Anyone who believes he or she has been discriminated against may file a complaint with the City of Wichita Equal Affirmative Action Administrator in the Personnel Division at 268.4351. The City of Wichita does not carry accident insurance to cover participants. Involvement in any activity is done at the participant’s own risk.

Register Online: Wichita.gov/ParkandRec • Phone: 316.268.4361 • Email: WichitaParkandRec@wichita.gov

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Wichita Park & Recreation presents

A Night with Santa Thursday, December 6 | 6:30p-8:30p Century II Exhibition & Convention Halls

This free event is geared toward kids ages 12 and under.

Evening activities include: • • • • • • •

Visit with Santa Carnival games with prizes Cake walk Bingo Crafts Letters to Santa Drawings for fully decorated, live Christmas trees and children’s bicycles • And much more!

To volunteer, contact Sara Rasmussen at srasmussen@wichita.gov. For event info, call 316.268.4192.

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