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SUMMER 2017

ACTIVITIES GUIDE

JUNE - AUGUST

LANSING PARKS & RECREATION

LANSING RESIDENT REGISTRATION: MARCH 27, 2017 OPEN REGISTRATION: APRIL 3, 2017 REGISTER ONLINE AND RECEIVE A $5 DISCOUNT PER CLASS! To register, visit lansingmi.gov/parks

YOUR PARKS. YOUR PROGRAMS. YOUR COMMUNITY.


LETTER FROM THE MAYOR As Mayor, I couldn’t be prouder of the tremendous work our Parks and Recreation Department does every day to provide Lansing residents of all ages with great opportunities to enjoy our city’s abundance of natural resources and to achieve a healthier lifestyle through indoor and outdoor recreation.

Virg Bernero, Mayor

I’m especially pleased to announce a new partnership with the YMCA of Lansing to provide enhanced aquatic and swim programs in the city’s indoor and outdoor pools. The YMCA’s certified swim instructors will teach

water safety, swim classes for youth and adults, as well as aquatic exercise programs.

The opportunities that come with this partnership include teaching young people how to swim so they can safely enjoy Michigan’s remarkable water resources. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 and formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent.

Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage to make significant repairs to the Lansing River Trail in 2017. The much-needed repairs will cover approximately 10 miles of the trail and will include river bank stabilization, paving and bridge repairs. Thank you for your support of Lansing Parks and Recreation and remember: Believe in Lansing!

I am also thrilled to announce that the city has received several grants from the

Summer 2017 Business Hours PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. LIFETIME SPORTS OFFICE Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. COMMUNITY CENTERS Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, May 30: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday

Beginning Monday, June 12: Monday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday

HOLIDAY CLOSURES: Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day Tuesday, July 4 – Independence Day Monday, Sept. 4 – Labor Day

Beginning Tuesday, September 5: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday Beginning Monday, October 2: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sunday

Contacts PARKS ADMINISTRATION (517) 483-4277

LIFETIME SPORTS (517) 483-4039

LETTS COMMUNITY CENTER (517) 483-4311

FOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER (517) 483-4233

GIER COMMUNITY CENTER (517) 483-4313

SCHMIDT COMMUNITY CENTER (517) 483-6685

“The mission of our department is to enhance the quality of life through the preservation and maintenance of park lands, the provision of quality leisure time activities and the provision of special facilities which would otherwise not be available to the Lansing residents.” If you are interested in advertising in this publication, please call (517) 203-3333.


FREQUENTLY

CALLED NUMBERS Administrative Offices (200 N. Foster Avenue)

Phone...............................................................................................................483-4277 Fax....................................................................................................................377-0180 Cemeteries (Evergreen, Mt. Hope, North).....................................................483-4303 Employment with Parks & Recreation............................................................483-4004 Forestry/City Street Trees...............................................................................483-4218 Golf Course Operations..................................................................................483-4232 Concert/Tennis Rain Out.................................................................................483-6019 Sports Weather Information Line...................................................................483-4255 Parks Grounds Maintenance..........................................................................483-4202

RENTALS/PERMITS:

Park Rentals.....................................................................................................483-4276 Ballfield Practice Permits................................................................................483-4039 Ballfield/Soccerfield Rentals...........................................................................483-4281 Picnic/Pavilion/Wedding Reservations...........................................................483-4277 Special Events.................................................................................................483-4276

REGISTRATION

Foster Center..................................................................................................483-4233 Gier Center......................................................................................................483-4313 Letts Center.....................................................................................................483-4311 Main Office......................................................................................................483-4277 Alfreda Schmidt Center...................................................................................483-6685 Riverboat Rentals............................................................................................627-2154 Sports - Adult & Youth.....................................................................................483-4039 Sports Fax Line................................................................................................377-0180 TDD (For the Hearing Impaired).....................................................................483-4479

Contents

Aquatics...................................... 2

Inclusive Programs................... 18

Swim Lessons............................ 4

Fitness & Wellness................... 19

Creative Arts.............................. 6

Open Recreation...................... 20

Dance.......................................... 6

Martial Arts................................. 21

Fenner Nature Center............. 8

Sports.......................................... 23

Garden........................................ 10

Tennis.......................................... 25

Foster Library Programs......... 11

Lifetime Sports.......................... 26

Inflatable Rentals...................... 12

Seniors........................................ 29

Kids Camps................................ 13

Turner-Dodge House.............. 31

After Scool/Teens.................... 14

General Information................. 32

Special Events........................... 15

Registration................................ 33

Concerts..................................... 17

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The City of Lansing provides services and employment on an equal opportunity basis without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or handicap. Any questions regarding this may be directed to the Human Relations and Community Services Department at 483-4477. The number for the communication system for thedeaf and hearing impaired is 483-4479 (TDD).

ACCESSIBLE OPPORTUNITIES

Lansing Parks and Recreation accepts registrations from all people regardless of skills or abilities. Those individuals who may require accommodation or assistance are encouraged to call the program site or program coordinator two or three weeks before the start of the program. The staff in the department will contact you and make arrangements for reasonable accommodations. The City of Lansing encourages all citizens of our community, including those with disabilities, to participate in recreational programming. Any questions regarding this may be directed to the Manager of Leisure Services at 483-6074.

PARKS & RECREATION FACILITIES FENNER NATURE CENTER

GOLF COURSE OFFICE

ALFREDA SCHMIDT CENTER

FOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER

LETTS COMMUNITY CENTER

TURNER-DODGE HOUSE

GIER COMMUNITY CENTER

LIFETIME SPORTS

2020 E. Mt. Hope Lansing, MI 48910 483-4224 (Fax 377-0012) 200 N. Foster Street Lansing, MI 48912 483-4233 (Fax 377-0180) 2400 Hall Street Lansing, MI 48906 483-4313 (Fax 377-0075)

1600 Ormond Street Lansing, MI 48906 483-4232 (Fax 377-0053) 1220 W. Kalamazoo Lansing, MI 48915 483-4311 (Fax 377-0073)

5825 Wise Rd. Lansing MI 48911 483-6685 (Fax 882-3457) 100 E. North Street Lansing, MI 48906 483-4220 (Fax 483-6081)

200 N. Foster Street Lansing, MI 48912 483-4039 (Fax 377-0180)

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES UTILIZED FOR PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS: SPARE TIME

MSU TENNIS CENTER

LANSING BREWING CO.

BEEKMAN CENTER

MT. HOPE SCHOOL

MIMI’S SWEET SHOP

3101 E. Grand River, Lansing 2901 Wabash, Lansing

3571 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing 1215 E. Mt. Hope Ave.

518 E. Shiawassee, Lansing

2415 Showtime Dr., Lansing

HOPE SOCCER COMPLEX 5801 Aurelius Rd., Lansing

If you would like to receive this publication in the mail call the main Parks and Recreation Office at 483-4277 and ask to be added to our mailing list.

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AQUAT ICS

AQUATICS

Welcome to the new YMCA Swim Lessons through Lansing Parks and Recreation. YMCA swim programs emphasize safety and water comfort and confidence in its beginning stages. As your child moves past the beginning stages they will learn to move

SWIM STARTERS

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

SWIM BASICS

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: • sequencing front glide,

independently through the water and develop skills they will use for a lifetime. Instructors are all certified through the YMCA Swim Instructor Program. View the stages and the lesson selector to match up to the correct class.

A / WATER DISCOVERY

B / WATER EXPLORATION

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

3 / WATER STAMINA

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT

6 / STROKE MECHANICS

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

In stage 6, students

front glide, and exit • Jump, push, turn, grab

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Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

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Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.


AQUAT ICS

LESSON SELECTOR WHAT AGE GROUP DOES THE STUDENT FALL INTO? 6 months–3 years

3 years–5 years

5 years–12 years

12+ years

PARENT* & CHILD: STAGES A–B

PRESCHOOL: STAGES 1–4

SCHOOL AGE: STAGES 1–6

TEEN & ADULT: STAGES 1–6

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.

WHICH STAGE IS THE STUDENT READY FOR?

Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land?

NOT YET

A / WATER DISCOVERY

Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?

NOT YET

B / WATER EXPLORATION

Will the student go underwater voluntarily?

NOT YET

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?

NOT YET

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

Can the student swim 10–15 yards on his or her front and back?

NOT YET

3 / WATER STAMINA

Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?

NOT YET

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?

NOT YET

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?

NOT YET

6 / STROKE MECHANICS

*At the Y, we know families take a variety of forms. As a result, we define parent broadly to include all adults with primary responsibility for raising children, including biological parents, adoptive parents, guardians, stepparents, grandparents, or any other type of parenting relationship.

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SWIM LESSONS SUMMER TERM SWIM PROGRAM: JUNE-AUGUST

Please call (517) 483-6685 for information, registration and pool closings

Schmidt Pool: 5825 Wise Road Beekman Pool: 2901 Wabash Road

SCHMIDT POOL

BEEKMAN POOL

$37/RES; $42/NON-RES 8 SESSIONS

$37/RES; $42/NON-RES 8 SESSIONS

MONDAYS 6/5-7/31 (No class 7/3)

MONDAY-THURSDAY

435080A Swim Starters Stages A & B

Session 1: 6/12-6/22 435100A 435010A 435020A 435030A 435040A

Swim Basics Stages 1-2 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6

Session 2: 435100B 435010B 435020B 435030B 435040B

Ages 3-5 Ages 5-10 Ages 11-14 Ages 5-10 Ages 11-14

9-9:30 a.m. 9:40-10:10 a.m. 10:20-10:50 a.m. 11-11:30 a.m. 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

7/10-7/20

Swim Basics Stages 1-2 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6

Ages 3-5 Ages 5-10 Ages 11-14 Ages 5-10 Ages 11-14

9-9:30 a.m. 9:40-10:10 a.m. 10:20-10:50 a.m. 11-11:30 a.m. 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Swim Basics Stages 1-2 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6

Ages 3-5 Ages 5-10 Ages 11-14 Ages 5-10 Ages 11-14

9-9:30 a.m. 9:40-10:10 a.m. 10:20-10:50 a.m. 11-11:30 a.m. 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY Session 1: 6/6-6/29 435080D 435100D 435010D 435020D 435030D 435040D

Swim Starters Stages A & B Swim Basics Stages 1-2 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Basics Stages 1-3 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6 Swim Strokes Stages 4-6

Ages 6 mo-3 5-5:30 p.m. Ages 3-5 5:40-6:10 p.m. Ages 5-10 6:20-6:50 p.m. Ages 11-14 6:20-6:50 p.m. Ages 5-10 7-7:30 p.m. Ages 11-14 7-7:30 p.m.

Session 2: 7/11-8/3 435080E 435100E 435010E 435020E 435030E 435040E

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Ages 6 mo-3 5:30-6 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS 6/7-8/2 (No class 7/5) 435100F Swim Basics Stages 1-2

Ages 3-5

5:30-6 p.m.

SEMI-PRIVATE & PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (ALL AGES)

Receive personalized instruction that is scheduled by arrangement. Fee includes four, 30-minute lessons of one-on-one (private) or one-on-two/ three (semi-private) instruction. For semi-private, please have your own group set – we do not match single individuals into one semi-private lesson. Please call (517) 483-6686 to register. PRIVATE YOUTH: $56/Res; $61/Non-Res (Ages 1-17) PRIVATE ADULT: $56/Res; $84/Non-Res (Adult)

Session 3: 7/31-8/10 435100C 435010C 435020C 435030C 435040C

Hunter Park Pool: 1400 E. Kalamazoo Moores Park Pool: 600 Moores River Drive

Ages 6 mo-3 5-5:30 p.m. Ages 3-5 5:40-6:10 p.m. Ages 5-10 6:20-6:50 p.m. Ages 11-14 6:20-6:50 p.m. Ages 5-10 7-7:30 p.m. Ages 11-14 7-7:30 p.m.

SEMI-PRIVATE YOUTH: $41/Res; $46/Non-Res (pricing is per person)

SEMI-PRIVATE ADULT: $41/Res; $61/Non-Res (pricing is per person)

SENSORY SWIM LESSONS (AGES 3-30)

Everyone should learn how to swim. In this lesson designed specifically for people with autism, a certified instructor will teach the student what to do if he or she should fall into the water, to build muscular strength and to become a better swimmer. Receive personalized (private) instruction. Please call (517) 483-6686 to schedule your lesson. PRIVATE YOUTH: $61/Res; $66/Non-Res (Ages 3-17) PRIVATE ADULT: $61/Res; $91/Non-Res (Adult)


AQUAT ICS

SUMMER OPEN SWIM SCHEDULE Hunter & Moores Outdoor Pools ADMISSION IS FREE

• Ages 4 and under must be accompanied by an adult age 18 and older who will be within an arm’s reach of the child in the water at all times. Limit 2 children per adult. • Ages 5-12 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 and older at all times. Adult may sit poolside. • Children 42 inches and up will be required to wear a lifejacket if not accompanied by an adult in the pool. • All children 12 and under will be swim tested prior to entering the swimming pool. • Children ages 13 to 17 must bring a school ID or driver’s license and complete an emergency card. • Children 13 and up may be swim tested prior to entering the deep end of pool.

OUTDOOR POOL HOURS Hunter Park Pool and Splash Pad 1400 E. Kalamazoo Phone: (517) 371-3622 Open daily June 12 - Sept. 4 12-4 p.m. & 5-7 p.m. Adults only open swim Tue. & Thur. 7-8 p.m.

OPEN SPLASHPAD PLAY

UP TO 6 YEARS, WITH THEIR ADULT An experienced water safety instructor will be teaching Water Safety to all those that want to participate. TOT-Tue.

Splash Pad

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Hunter

AQUA ZUMBA® (ADULTS)

600 Moores River Drive Phone: (517) 371-2778 Open Daily June 12 - Aug. 19 12-4 p.m. & 5-7 p.m.

FEES: $35/RES; $50/NON-RES A “FUN” invigorating workout which takes the Zumba Dance Party and philosophy along with aqua fitness disciplines to the water. Aqua Zimba® blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that is cardio conditioning, body toning and exhilarating beyond belief! Licensed Aqua Zumba Instructor: Deborah Foster. 6 SESSIONS

I WANT RESULTS (ADULTS)

#435108A

Moores Park Pool

FEES: $32/RES; $48/NON-RES Our most popular water fitness class returns with a new twist-Finning! In this medium to high intensity deep water cardiovascular workout you will utilize aqua-belts and fins to keep you afloat and get results without stress on your joints. The class is mostly cardio, but strength training is included with a mixture of noodles and dumbbells in the deep end of the pool. Nonswimmers can participate in the shallow end of the pool with a modified workout. Equipment is provided at the pool. 8 SESSIONS #435110A #435110B

6/5-6/28 7/10-8/2

Mon. & Wed. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Schmidt Mon. & Wed. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Schmidt

ADAPTED AQUATICS (ADULTS)

FEES: $32/RES; $48/NON-RES Program is designed for individuals with Fibromyalgia, MS, Arthritis, or other physical disabilities who are interested in increasing their physical mobility. If you would like to improve balance, stretch your muscles, get active, relieve joint pain, reduce stress and more, this program is designed for you. 8 SESSIONS #441070A #441070B

6/5-6/28 7/10-8/2

7/5-8/9

Wed.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Moores Pool

MID-SUMMER’S EVE POOL PARTY

FREE Join us at Moores Park pool and enjoy a mid-summer’s evening. The pool will be decorated with lights and there will be fun for everyone. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. 7/21

Fri.

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Moores

LAST SPLASH POOL PARTY

FREE Join us as we say goodbye to the summer with this Labor Day celebration. There will be water games and entertainment for the whole family. Normal summer open swim rules will apply. 9/4

Mon.

12-4 p.m.

Hunter

Mon. & Wed. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Beekman Mon. & Wed. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Beekman

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CR E AT IV E A RTS

CREATIVE ARTS MAKE A PAINTING! (ADULTS)

FEE: $25/Person This is a step-by-step instructed class where you are able to view art and be an artist yourself! You will have an opportunity to paint, have refreshments and enjoy painting with others. All experience levels are encouraged to attend! All supplies will be provided. #416150A #416150B #416150C #416150D

6/27 7/25 8/29 9/26

Tue. Tue. Tue. Tue.

6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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PARENT AND CHILD PAINTING POTLUCK (AGES 8-ADULT)

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FEES: $10/Child (Ages 8-17); $20/Adult Bring a dish to pass and enjoy creative fun while painting with your child. Create memories and a painting all while having a night out with your child. You will be instructed through the painting step by step and

DANCE CREATIVE TAP DANCE (AGES 4-10)

FEES: $25/Res; $30/Non-Res Give your son or daughter a chance to learn a new skill this summer. This class is designed for those with little to no previous experience and will include basic tap steps and simple combinations, as well as developing awareness of how tap sounds relate to music. Sturdy, low heeled lace-up tap shoes are recommended. Instructor: Trish Smith and Virginia Specht. 4 SESSIONS #412390A

7/11-8/1

Tue.

2-3 p.m.

Foster

TAP DANCE (AGES 4-10) FEES: $20/Res; $25/Non-Res #413330A

7/10-7/31

Mon.

3-3:45 p.m.

Gier

JAZZ DANCE (AGES 4-10)

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Mon.

1-1:45 p.m.

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#412550A #412550B

Gier

(Ages 8-17) (Adults)

6/20 6/20

Tue. Tue.

5-8 p.m. Foster 5-8 p.m. Foster

SUNDAY SUNDAE PAINTING PARTY (AGES 3-12) FEE: $15/Child Participants will create a painting and when finished partake in an ice cream sundae bar provided by Mimi’s Sweet Shop. Modeled after our popular Make a Painting events for adults, this step-by-step painting class will teach kids to paint and have fun at the same time! Ice cream sundae bar is an additional cost, paid to Mimi’s directly. Instructor: Charisse Tuell. #416152A

8/6

Sun

4-6 p.m.

Mimi’s Sweet Shop

BALLET DANCE (AGES 4-10)

FEES: $20/Res; $25/Non-Res Ballet for beginners will be offered at Gier Community Center. Ballet can be a great all around conditioning and coordination developer for boys and girls. Participants will learn dance movement, proper posture, ballet positions and barre work. Ballet terminology is used. Instructor: Virginia Specht. 4 SESSIONS #413313A

7/10-7/31

Mon.

2-2:45 p.m.

Gier

DANCE TEAM CLUB (AGES 6-12)

FEES: $36/Res; $41/Non-Res Presenting: The Dance Team Club!! Explore and experience the art of dance. This class teaches children dance and prepares them to pursue opportunities in dance, movement and stage performance as well as to build confidence. Instructor: Chantelle Henry. 8 SESSIONS #416301A

FEES: $20/Res; $25/Non-Res Jazz it up as your young person focuses on learning proper dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing rhythms and patterns. These skills will help students develop into well-rounded dancers. Class includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions and combinations. Instructor: Virginia Specht. 4 SESSIONS #413312A

finish with a parent and child masterpiece. No experience is necessary! Each participant will leave with their own 16”x20” painted canvas. Instructor: Charisse Tuell.

7/13-8/31

Thur.

6:15-7:45 p.m.

Schmidt

BASIC HUSTLE 101 (ADULTS)

FEES: $35/Res; $50/Non-Res; $6 Drop-In Rate at the Door This is a beginning level class to teach the basic steps to get you started hustle dancing. No partner or experience is needed. We will show you everything you need to know; you only need a desire to learn and be active and fit. Instructor: Yvonne Major. 10 SESSIONS #414111B

7/12-9/13

Wed.

6-7:30 p.m.

Letts


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BASIC HUSTLE 202 (ADULTS)

FEES: $35/Res; $50/Non-Res or $6 Drop-In Rate at the Door Welcome to the next level in Basic Hustle Line Dance 202. In this class, you will learn the basic steps along with more advanced routines to get you really dancing. No partner is needed, only your desire to learn and be active and fit. This is an intermediate level class. Some experience is needed; we will show you everything you need to know. Instructor: Sterling Armstrong. 10 SESSIONS #114111A

9/25-11/27

Mon.

6-7:30 p.m.

Letts

BELLY DANCE (ADULTS)

FEES: $41/Res; $59/Non-Res Classes are designed to teach the beginning dancer basic techniques and movement and advance up through intermediate and master levels. Instructor: Garnett Kepler. 8 SESSIONS

BEGINNING BELLY DANCE #412501A #412501B

7/11-8/29 7/13-8/31

Tue. Thur.

5:20-6:20 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Foster Foster

BEGINNING BELLY DANCE LEVEL 2 #412526A

7/13-8/31

Thur.

5:20-6:20 p.m.

Foster

INTERMEDIATE BELLY DANCE #412502A

7/11-8/29

Tue.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Foster

MASTER BELLY DANCE #412503A

7/12-8/30

Wed.

5:30-6:20 p.m.

Foster

DRUM SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY (ADULTS) FEES: $41/Res; $59/Non-Res A short dance and dynamic drum solo danced to Amir. Drum solo features pops, locks and layering shimmies. Instructor: Garnett Kepler. 8 SESSIONS #412504A

7/13-8/31

Thur.

7:40-8:40 p.m.

Foster

CHOREOGRAPHED BELLY DANCE (ADULTS)

FEES: $41/Res; $59/Non-Res Learn the choreography of “Gawahirr”; featuring veil and zills. Instructor: Garnett Kepler. 8 SESSIONS #412529A

7/11-8/29

Tue.

7:40-8:40 p.m.

Foster

CLOGGING (AGE 50+)

FREE The Goodtime Cloggers share their dance knowledge with participants. Clogging is physical and a great workout. Program is for experienced dancers.

7/5-9/27

Wed.

9-10 a.m.

Gier

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FE N N E R N AT U R E CE N T E R

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Members of Fenner Conservancy receive a 10 percent discount in the Fenner Explore Store, a discount or free admission to select programs and events, and Fenner Conservancy’s newsletter. Memberships also provide crucial funding for the operations of the nonprofit. To learn more about how to become a member and other ways you can

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Fenner Nature Center is an environmental education center encompassing 134 acres. Now run by the nonprofit Fenner Conservancy, the property includes over four miles of trails, including two handicap-accessible paved trail loops. Dogs are allowed on the trails as long as they are on a 6-foot leash and under the owner’s control. No bikes or unsanctioned alcohol, please. Inside the Visitor Center, check out our collection of live animals, watch songbirds, deer and wild turkeys through our large picture windows and explore our hands-on children’s exhibits. Scholarships for Fenner programs are available to those who demonstrate need.

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Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday - Sunday Noon - 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays Trails are open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk

support Fenner Conservancy, please visit mynaturecenter.org or call (517) 483-4224.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We have opportunities for groups of young people and adults to volunteer indoors and outdoors by maintaining our trails, building, creating displays, helping with events and clearing invasive species from our natural areas. This is a great way to get connected to your community parks, grow closer together through service and learn about our ecosystem. Please visit our website or call for more information.

NATURE EDUCATION TOURS

Get your students out into nature and fulfill a variety of science, social studies, math and language arts GLCS while you’re at it! We offer programs for students in grades pre-K through 12 and general programs for homeschoolers and community groups, all of which can be viewed on our website. Please call to make a reservation.


NATURE STORY HOUR (AGES 4-6)

MAMMALS OF MICHIGAN

First Saturday of each month 1-2 p.m.

PRE-K

FREE Our resident librarian will be leading a nature story hour in the Visitor Center that is geared towards children between the ages of 4 and 6. After the story, participate in an animal themed craft.

BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN TOWN

Cuddly and cute - let’s find out! Our furry friends are more than just a pretty face; they are uniquely adapted to survive right here in Michigan. We will spend the week venturing out for a glimpse into the lives of squirrels, deer, bats and raccoons! $70/MEMBERS; $85/NON-MEMBERS

FREE Fenner is proud to be part of this city-wide event to encourage residents of the greater Lansing area to get out and explore their hometown. You can purchase a “passport” for $1 at various locations throughout the community during the month of May. This passport allows participants admission into all of the attractions throughout the region for free on the day of the event.

6/12-6/16 7/24-7/28

Sat., June 3 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

NATURE’S MASTER BUILDERS

SUNSET & S’MORES (ALL AGES)

FREE/DONATIONS WELCOME Join us for a summer evening around the campfire and watch the sunset as we roast s’mores, sing campfire songs, tell stories, hike the esker and play games. Feel free to come and go during this relaxed gathering for friends, families and Fenner supporters. Bring a blanket, picnic or instrument if you’d like; or just bring yourself. All are welcome to this community event. 8/18

Fri.

7:30-10 p.m.

BEGINNING BASKET WEAVING CLASS (ADULT)

$45/PERSON Work with Sharon and Juanita of Crossroad Weavers Guild to learn this traditional skill. This class is suitable for complete beginners. We recommend that you bring scissors, pencil, ruler and a hand towel to class. Course fee includes instruction and materials. 7/9

Sun.

12:30-4:30 p.m.

GO WILD DAY CAMP (PRE-K-5TH GRADE)

REGISTRATION BEGINS: MONDAY, MARCH 24 Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and discover the wonders of nature! Fenner’s Nature Day Camps blend exciting games, scientific inquiry and lots of outdoor discovery that will inspire even the youngest naturalists! Half-day preschool camps are open to children ages 4-5 and run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.

Mon.-Fri. Mon.-Fri.

9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1-4 p.m.

K-5TH

$165/MEMBERS; $180/NON-MEMBERS 6/12-6/16

Mon.-Fri.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Our natural world is constantly ‘under construction’ by busy builders like termites, spiders, beavers and bees. Find out how these creatures create and alter the world around them, and see if you have what it takes to build like they do.

PRE-K

$70/MEMBERS; $85/NON-MEMBERS 6/26-6/30 8/7-8/11

Mon.-Fri. Mon.-Fri.

9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1-4 p.m.

K-5TH

$165/MEMBERS; $180/NON-MEMBERS 6/19-6/23

Mon.-Fri.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

DOWN BY THE POND

Make a splash with our aquatic friends! You will spend your time by the water, searching for critters that live in the water and getting up close and personal with the turtles, frogs and fish that call Fenner home.

PRE-K

$70/MEMBERS; $85/NON-MEMBERS 7/17-7/21

Mon.-Fri.

1-4 p.m.

K-5TH

$165/MEMBERS; $180/NON-MEMBERS 6/26-6/30

Mon.-Fri.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Full day camps are open to children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended care is available from 7:30 to 9 a.m. for $15 a week and 4 to 5:30 p.m. for $15 a week.

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FE N N E R N AT U R E CE N T E R

Pre-registration is required for programs. Please call Fenner Nature Center to register.


FE N N E R N AT U R E CE N T E R

THE ART OF NATURE

The beauty of our environment provides the inspiration and materials for this camp where we will paint with pond water, build sculptures, make music, and more. Campers supply the energy and play to transform nature into art.

PRE-K

Mon.-Fri. Mon.-Fri.

7/31-8/4

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

GROSS NATURE (K-5TH)

Mon.-Fri.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

PRAIRIE HOMESTEAD (K-5TH)

$165/Members; $180/Non-Members Sometimes nature is downright disgusting! Slime, sludge and sticky situations abound in this camp, where we will spend the week exploring and expelling myths about creepy critters and gross natural phenomena that are often misunderstood.

$165/MEMBERS; $180/NON-MEMBERS Step back in time and become a homesteader! Experience what it was like to live on the prairie. Play hide and seek in the tall grasses, practice the three R’s of a one-room schoolhouse and try your hand at making goods to trade or use on the homestead. This weeklong camp will have you experiencing the true homestead life.

GARDEN 7/17-7/21

GAR D EN

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

$165/MEMBERS; $180/NON-MEMBERS Let your imagination soar to new heights in this expedition into the realm of birds, bats and bugs! Find out how these animals fly and how they have fascinated and inspired engineers and scientists to take to the skies.

$165/MEMBERS; $180/NON-MEMBERS Mon.-Fri.

Mon.-Fri.

UP IN THE CLOUDS (K-5TH)

9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1-4 p.m.

K-5TH 7/10-7/14

$165/MEMBERS; $180/NON-MEMBERS It is a wild world out there, so come along and see if you have what it takes to survive! Learn the fundamentals of shelter building, fire starting, water purification and navigating in the back country while you set out to survive in the wilderness. 7/24-7/28

$70/MEMBERS; $85/NON-MEMBERS 6/19-6/23 7/31-8/4

WILDERNESS RANGERS (K-5TH)

Mon.-Fri.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

8/7-8/11

Mon.-Fri.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The following classes, workshops and other events are offered by a collaborative of local groups providing gardening and food education activities. More opportunities are available by viewing the complete calendar at letsgardenlansing.org.

THE GARDEN PROJECT

GARDEN PROJECT RESOURCE CENTER IN FOSTER PARK FREE Please contact with questions: (517) 853-7809 or email gardenproject@glfoodbank.org 4/4 4/19 5/10 7/19 9/16

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Tue. Wed. Wed. Wed. Sat.

5:30-6:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 5-6 p.m. 5-8 p.m. 12-1:30 p.m.

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Garden 101 Workshop at Foster Library Resource Center Opening Day Container Gardening Workshop Annual Community Garden Tour Perennial Plant Exchange


LIBR A RY PR OGR A M S

FOSTER LIBRARY PROGRAMS

The Capital Area District Library is located within Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., 517-485-5185. All programs are free and open to the public

DROP-IN LEGO CLUB (AGES 6-12) Drop by and get creative with our Lego blocks. 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20

Wed.

4-5:30 p.m.

SUMMER STORYTIME (ALL AGES) Stories, songs and activities. 6/14-7/26

Wed.

10-10:45 a.m.

BABIES & BOOKS (AGES 6-18 MONTHS)

Stories, songs and playtime for babies. Registration required; call (517) 4855185 for more information. 6/15-8/24

Thur.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION WITH SLOAN MUSEUM (AGES 4-8)

Join us for fun construction activities with simple materials and make a “Building Box” with materials to take home. Limited to the first 25 children. 8/10

Thur.

1:30-2:15 p.m.

MINECRAFT GAME NIGHTS

Get your game on with fellow Minecrafters in an after-hours event open to players at all levels. Registration required; call (517) 485-5185 or register online at cadl.org. 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14

Thur.

5-6:30 p.m.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Join other readers for a lively discussion. Books are available through the library. Groups meet monthly on the first Thursday at 1 p.m. or the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. New members are always welcome. Call (517) 485-5185 for title information.

SUMMER READING FOR ALL AGES BUILD A BETTER WORLD

Gear up to read for fun and prizes all summer long. The program begins June 9 and ends Aug. 19.

SUMMER PERFORMANCES (ALL AGES) Join us for some great performances this summer! Space is limited to the first 50 participants. Lansing Hoops Acting Up Theatre Company Dr. Slime “Drummunity” Catbird Seat Classroom Critters Build a Better Car with Ming Mat Emerick Cameron Zvarra

Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur.

June 15 1:30 p.m. June 22 1:30 p.m. June 29 1:30 p.m. July 6 1:30 p.m. July 13 1:30 p.m. July 20 12 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. July 27 1:30 p.m. Aug 3 1:30 p.m. Aug 17 1:30 p.m.

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IN FLATA BLE R E N TA LS

INFLATABLE RENTALS Park staff will deliver, set up, operate and take down the inflatable for you! Site must be a flat, grassy area — no concrete or asphalt — and within a half hour drive of Lansing. Lansing Parks and Recreation reserves the right to determine or reject setup site. To power the inflatable of your choice, it must be located within 100 feet of two 20 amp, 110 volt outlets (two outlets on different circuits). Call (517) 483-4290 to check availability and to reserve an inflatable for your next event!

MOONWALK WITH SLIDE

INFLATABLE SLIDE

This sports-themed inflatable has a bouncing area, a climbing challenge and a slide! The moonwalk is 16’x20’x12’ — perfect for an indoor event, birthday party or just a summer get together! Resident Use Within City Limits

2-Hour Rental $150 $50/each additional hour

This inflatable is a 22foot tall dual slide! Two people climb 22 feet up and slide down! This inflatable is 22’L x 27’W x 12’H.

Non-Resident Use or Resident Use Outside City Limits 2-Hour Rental $225 $75/each additional hour

MOONWALK

2-Hour Rental $150 $50/each additional hour

2-Hour Rental $250 $75/each additional hour

Non-Resident Use or Resident Use Outside City Limits 2-Hour Rental $225 $75/each additional hour

Resident Use Within City Limits

2-Hour Rental $350 $100/each additional hour

This inflatable is a 56-foot obstacle course! Two people race through a tunnel, weave and dive through obstacles, then climb a rock wall and finish with a slide. This inflatable is 56’L x 12’W x 16’H. Resident Use Within City Limits

2-Hour Rental $250 $75/each additional hour

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2-Hour Rental $375 $100/each additional hour

This inflatable is a 28-foot tall climbing wall! Complete with harnesses and climbing holds, this is a great wall to climb. Two people can climb at one time.

OBSTACLE COURSE

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Non-Resident Use or Resident Use Outside City Limits

CLIMBING WALL

This inflatable has an enclosed bounce area and is perfect for younger kids and an area that may not have a lot of space! This inflatable is 15’L x 15’W x 14’H.

Resident Use Within City Limits

Resident Use Within City Limits

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Non-Resident Use or Resident Use Outside City Limits 2-Hour Rental $375 $100/each additional hour

Non-Resident Use or Resident Use Outside City Limits 2-Hour Rental $375 $150/each additional hour


KIDS CAMP OPEN HOUSE

Parents and kids will have the opportunity to meet the summer staff, join in camp games and activities, make a craft and learn what to expect at camp. Register for camp prior to, or the night of, the open house and take home your field trip shirt. Free fun for the whole family with special guests, giveaways and prize drawings! Sign up for all eight weeks in advance and receive a special thank you gift! 6/15

Thur.

6-8 P.M.

Gier Community Center

LANSING KIDS CAMP (AGES 5-9)

WEEKLY CAMP FEE: $30/Res; $55/Non-Res Like our Kids Camps, Double Digits Camp will run Monday through Friday and will be centered on weekly themes structured with several activities including: sports, arts and crafts, gym games and weekly field trips but will also focus on team building, leadership activities and service projects with special guests and experiences designed especially for tweens. #412001 #433101 #413001

Foster Center Cumberland Elementary Gier Center Letts Center Lewton Elementary Schmidt Southside Center

Pre-Care WEEKLY FEE: $20/Res; $25/Non-Res (7:45-9 a.m.) Post-Care WEEKLY FEE: $30/Res; $35/Non-Res (3-6 p.m.) Pre-Care will be an option for campers of all ages who need to be dropped off prior to the start of camp at 9 a.m. and Post-Care will be available for those who need to be picked up after the conclusion of camp at 3 p.m. Activities will continue to focus on themes of the week, but in a smaller group setting. Foster Center Gier Center Letts Center Lewton Elementary Schmidt Southside Center

Foster Center Cumberland Elementary Gier Center

#414001 #433102 #416001

Letts Center Lewton Elementary Schmidt Southside Center

VOLUNTEEN (AGES 14-17)

PRE-CARE AND POST-CARE (AGES 5-13)

#412000 #413000 #414000 #433002 #416000

SUNDAY, JULY 23 Campers and their families are invited to participate in a mid-summer 5K. Any child that participates in our Summer Kids Camp will have their entry fee covered by the Mid-Michigan Running Foundation. All campers that complete the 5K will be awarded a t-shirt, medal and certificate and will be recognized at our annual Games Day at Hunter Park field trip. For time, location and more information, please contact Jodi Ackerman at (517) 483-6029 or Jodi.ackerman@lansingmi.gov.

DOUBLE DIGITS (DD) CAMP (AGES 10-13)

WEEKLY CAMP FEE: $30/Res; $55/Non-Res Lansing Parks and Recreation is excited to offer eight weeks of camp packed with fun every week! Each week, Monday through Friday, will be centered on a theme and most weeks will include a field trip. Camps will be structured with several activities including: sports, arts and crafts, team building, gym games and more! Check out dance classes to enhance your child's summer experience! #412000 #433001 #413000 #414000 #433002 #416000

HALL OF FAME 5K FAMILY EVENT

Volunteer at our Summer Kids Camp as a Counselor in Training and learn basic job skills. You will participate in training during the week of June 12 with camp activity leaders before reporting to your designated work site. You will assist activity leaders with every-day activities along with field trips. There will be four Volunteen positions available at each camp site. A letter of interest from the teen, a letter of interest from a parent or guardian and a letter of recommendation will be required for interested participants. Interviews will be scheduled following review of submissions. For more information, please call Letts Community Center at (517) 483-4311. FEES: $30/Res; $55/Non-Res #433422A #433422B #433422C

Cumberland Elementary Foster Center Gier Center

6/12-8/11

Mon.-Fri.

#433422D #433422E #433422F

Letts Center Lewton Elementary Schmidt Southside Center

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

THANKS TO OUR CAMP PARTNERS AND SPONSORS MSUFCU — Gold Sponsor

Cooley Law School

LAFCU — Gold Sponsor

First Tee

Greater Lansing Food Bank

Delta Dental ­— Gold Sponsor

Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts of America

Allen Neighborhood Center & Hunter

Buffalo Wild Wings — Silver Sponsor

Lansing Police Department and

Park Garden House

C2AE — Silver Sponsor

the G.R.E.A.T. Program

Mid-Michigan Running Foundation and Playmakers Lake Trust Credit Union

CASE Credit Union ­— Bronze Sponsor

Information Technology

Capital Area District Libraries (CADL and the CADL

Empowerment Center (ITEC)

Bookmobile)

REACH Art Studio

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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KIDS CAMPS


K IDS CA M PS

WEEK #1

(CAMP A, PRE-AA, POST-AB) 6/19 - 6/23 SUPER HERO ACADEMY

Discover your superpowers and how to use them to identify supervillains and how to defeat their evil plans. DD campers will create training stations and a superhero test with help from our friends at the Lansing Police and Fire Departments and Michigan State Troopers. A superhero graduation party will be held at each site on Friday.

WEEK #4

(CAMP D, PRE-DA, POST-DB) 7/10-7/14 JUNGLE ADVENTURE

Avoid charging rhinos, slithering snakes and chomping crocs to complete our jungle obstacle course. DD will also practice their archery skills this week.

Trip: Sleepy Hollow State Park varies by site 7/11 or 7/13

Trip: MSU Crew varies by site

WEEK #2

(CAMP B, PRE-BA, POST-BB) 6/26-6/30 MAD SCIENCE

With radical reactions and exciting experiments, we’ll be cooking up lots of fun! Make Goo, play Glow-inthe-Dark Whiffle Ball and Giant Mosquito Tag. DD will experiment with building individual robots.

Trip: Come Out and Play at the Capitol 6/28

WEEK #3

(CAMP C, PRE-CA, POST-CB) 7/3-7/7 EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY

Celebrate good times with us! Other than National Parks and Rec Month and the Fourth of July, we won’t be celebrating the holiday’s most people are familiar with, but instead Opposites Day, International Swim Suit Day and World Chocolate Day. DD will create a holiday full of crazy fun traditions to celebrate their site.

A FTER SC HO O L /TEEN S

Trip: Sycamore Driving Range varies by site

WEEK #7

(CAMP G, PRE-GA, POST-GB) 7/31-8/4 GAME TIME

Sports, board, card, video, old or new ... no matter your favorite game, this week is for you! Practice good sportsmanship and game skills that campers can use to compete in our Annual Games Day competition in week eight. DD will help create a life-size board game for fellow campers to play.

Trip: Lansing Lugnuts Game 8/1

WEEK #5

(CAMP E, PRE-EA, POST-EB) 7/17-7/21 BLAST FROM THE PAST

We’ll go from old timey Victorian to futuristic times this week with decades of games, crafts and fashions. An 80’s themed Kids Choice Awards will give kids a chance to vote on all their summer time favorites. DD will build a “time machine” for their fellow campers to use to visit their favorite moments in history.

Trip: 2nd Annual Kids Choice Awards at the Schmidt Center 7/20

WEEK #8

(CAMP H, PRE-HA, POST-HB) 8/7-8/11 SURVIVOR ISLAND

Design and complete obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, puzzles and other challenges to test your physical and problem solving abilities. Create a Site Tribal Flag to put on display along with your team’s cardboard boat for Thursday’s race in the Hunter Park Pool. DD will serve as Tribal Council and help their site’s campers create memory books.

Trip: Games Day at Hunter Park 8/10

WEEK #6

(CAMP F, PRE-FA, POST-FB) 7/24-7/28 BEACH PARTY

Let’s enjoy some fun in the sun and surf. Beach ball bowling, a Limbo contest and capture the sand castle are just a few of the summer fun activities this week. DD will host a beach party scavenger hunt and relay race.

Trip: Sleepy Hollow State Park varies by site 7/25 or 7/27

Weekly field trips, a field trip shirt, daily breakfast and lunch when available from the Lansing School District, are included in the price of camp. The ratio is 1 staff: 10 children. All camps are licensed by the State of Michigan. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday with pre- and post- care is available at most sites for an additional cost. Please contact Jodi at (517) 483-6029 or jodi.ackerman@lansingmi.gov if your child has needs that may require assistance to fully participate in camp.

AFTER SCHOOL/TEENS FALL SEMESTER AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (GRADES K-6)

FEES: $30/Res Child; $55/Non-Res Child Per Semester Lansing Parks and Recreation After School Programs have a variety of clubs from mentoring to crafts or have fun in the game room and gym. Make new friends, learn new skills and have fun! Staff will provide a supervised environment with a variety of activity choices each day. Snacks will be provided daily by the Lansing School District meal service program.For more information please call (517) 483-6029. No program on half-day or no school days for the Lansing School District. Online registration not available — please visit your local community center to register. Registration begins August 21. **After school bus transportation is available from certain schools to select centers.

#112400A

Foster Community Center

#113000A

Gier Community Center

#114000A

Letts Community Center

#116100A

Schmidt Community Center

9/5–12/22

Mon.-Fri.

**Fairview, Forestview, Post Oak, Pattengill, Mt. Hope, Lyons **Sheridan Road, Cumberland, Walking pick-up from Gier **Lewton, Willow, Walking pick-up from Riddle

**Wexford, Stem Academy, Pleasant View, Lewton, Averill

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TEEN NIGHTS (AGES 12-17)

FREE Teens, visit your local community center for a FREE night of fun activities. Enjoy playing basketball and other sports in our gym, or head into the game room for pool, air hockey, carpet ball and more! Lansing Parks and Recreation Staff will lead the activities. For more information contact your local community center. 6/6-9/29 No activities 7/4 Tue.     Wed.    Fri.    

Schmidt & Letts        6:30-8:30 p.m.             Foster                         6:30-8:30 p.m.   Gier                            6-7:30 p.m.


21ST ANNUAL MAYOR’S FAMILY RIVERWALK SATURDAY, JUNE 10

Join Mayor Virg Bernero on a three mile walk that starts at Potter Park Zoo and ends at Turner Dodge House. The first 1,000 walkers receive a t-shirt. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. Boaters can enjoy our water trail by entering the river at Potter Park and canoeing or kayaking north to the Fish Ladder. Canoes and kayaks will be available from River Town Adventure. There is free shuttle service courtesy of Dean Transportation, available to take you back to the zoo. Enjoy the River Trail while getting fit. Experience fun stations along the way and free refreshments (at Turner Dodge House). Certificates will be available for each walker. Sponsored by: Jackson National Life, Blue Cross Blue Shield, C2AE

FAMILY FISHING EVENT & COOKOUT

FEES: $30/RES; $35/NON-RES Enjoy a fun-filled fishing event at Crego Park, complete with educational sessions, free food and beverages and lots of fishing (catch and release) on this DNR Free Fishing Weekend. All ages are welcome to join the fun! Please bring your own gear as fishing supplies are limited. #433899X

6/10

Sat.

5 p.m.

Crego Park

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

Celebrate Independence Day with clowns, antique and specialty automobiles, musicians, dance troops, community groups and military units. Patriotic individuals interested in participating in the parade have until Friday, June 23 to submit entries. For parade application or more information, please call Lansing Parks and Recreation, Gier Community Center at (517) 483-4313 or visit lansingmi.gov to print a parade application. 7/4

Tue.

11 a.m.

Downtown Lansing– Capitol Ave.

FOURTH OF JULY CONCERT & FIREWORKS TUESDAY, JULY 4 AT 8 P.M.

Lansing Parks and Recreation invites everyone to our evening Fourth of July Celebration at Riverfront Park. The celebration starts at 8 p.m. with a patriotic performance by the Lansing Concert Band. Immediately following the concert, the City of Lansing will light up the night sky with over 1,500 fireworks! Individual fireworks will not be allowed in the park.

SUMMER FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT (ALL AGES)

FEE: $50/FAMILY New this summer — Gather your family, a smartphone and get ready to kick off your summer and explore Lansing! July is National Parks and Recreation month and we are kicking it off with a new family fun event. Registrants will receive a list of tasks to complete around Lansing with their families. Submit a picture for each task and receive points based on difficulty. Some tasks even have prizes attached to their completion. The family with the most points at the end of the month will win the grand prize and be named 2017 Scavenger Hunt Champion! Prizes will also be given to the 2nd and 3rd place winners. Registration bundle includes task list, t-shirts, water bottles and other Parks and Recreation swag for each participant, as well as entry to the ending picnic/barbeque. Registration closes Monday June 26. An optional information meeting will be held at Schmidt Community Center on Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. to go over rules and to hand out registration bundles. #433433A

6/29-7/31

Mon.-Sun. Lansing

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SPECIAL EVENTS


SPE CIA L E V E N TS

17TH ANNUAL MAYOR’S SENIOR FAIR

FREE Attention Lansing area seniors! Join us at Gardner Middle School for a day of fellowship and fun with this educational, interactive fair. This free event allows you to interact with a variety of vendors covering senior living to senior health. We provide a free continental breakfast, full lunch and entertainment from a live band. This is a great day for you to relax, enjoy and get informed on the latest senior-related information. Proudly sponsored by LAFCU, MSUFCU, C2AE, Vista Springs Retirment Center and Medilodge. 8/17

Thur.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gardner Middle School

DRIVE-IN MOVIE (ALL AGES)

$6/PERSON FOR GOLF; MOVIE IS FREE Groesbeck Golf Course is hosting its very own “Drive” in Movie! Start the evening with a parent and child golf special you cannot resist - $6 a person for golf with a cart! First Tee of Mid-Michigan instructors will be on hand to assist with new and developing golfers. Once it is too dark for golf, we will settle in to enjoy a movie on the big screen provided by Lansing Media. If you do not want to golf, but want to enjoy the movie, we would love to have you! Bring your blankets and chairs and settle in on the course to watch. Seating will start at 8:30 p.m. Help us choose which movie we will watch; go to lansingmi.gov/parks to vote. 8/11

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5:30 p.m.       Groesbeck        

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Call now for leagues and outings!

517.483.4333

Lansing’s best value for quality golf!

play 9 holes with a cart for less than $20!

ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER

FREE Enjoy a free concert designed especially for boaters! Pull up your boat in the Grand River near the Michigan Princess and enjoy a live concert by Oldies Band Sea Cruisers! Don’t have a boat but want to enjoy the music? River Town Adventures will be on site to rent canoes ($15) and kayaks ($10). Not a boater? The Michigan Princess will have free seating on the deck AND food and drinks available to purchase - all proceeds from food purchases will be donated to the Lansing Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund! For more information, please call (517) 483-4313 or visit lansingmi. gov/parks. 8/9

Wed.

6:30 p.m.

We invite you to join us Sept. 26-29 on this all-inclusive trip. Package is complete with five-course dinners, a variety of unique programs and tours exclusively designed for our group, lawn game tournaments, art, dancing and carriage tours that will make your stay at this world class destination a truly Grand Experience! The trip includes: round trip motor coach transportation, three nights at the elegant Grand Hotel, round trip ferry tickets, meals, golfing and more! This trip is sponsored by Southern Michigan Recreation & Park Association (SMRPA). All registrations will be taken at the Haslett Community Education building located at 1590 Franklin Street, Haslett MI 48840. For more information, call Angela Dove at (517) 339-2665, ext. 203 or email doveam@haslett.k12.mi.us Occupancy per Room Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy

Coming Summer 2017!

Virg Bernero, Mayor

/GroesbeckGolf @GroesbeckGolf 1600 Ormond Street, Lansing

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Completed reconstruction of holes 6 and 7 with beautiful new water features!

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Grand River Park

MRPA GRAND EXPERIENCE (AGES 50 AND OVER)

Cost Per Person $1200 $875 $780


LANSING PARKS & RECREATION PRESENTS

CONCERTS IN THE PARK 2017

Enjoy FREE outdoor concerts! Enjoy free outdoor concerts in neighborhood parks throughout Lansing. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and sit back to enjoy an evening of great entertainment. All concerts are held Wednesday evenings at 7pm except June 14th @ 6pm*, July 4th @ 8pm**. For cancellations due to weather, please call 517483-6019. The rain date will be the following day, same time and location.

BAND

PARK

6/14*........Thornetta Davis (Jazz)...........City Market 6/21..........Kari Lynch (Country)...............Sycamore 6/28..........Jill Jack (Folk)........................Cherry Hill 7/4**........ Lansing Concert Band.............Riverfront 7/12..........Jump Street Swing.............Turner-Dodge 7/19..........Tejano Sound..............................Frances 7/26...........LUVS................................................Moores

8/2............496 West (R&B)..............................Fulton 8/9............Sea Cruisers (Oldies)...Grand River Park

Bronze Sponsors: Dart Bank & C2AE

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E V I S U L C IN BREAKING BARRIERS TODAY PROGRAM (AGES 13–50)

SUMMER SEMESTER: JUNE 12 – SEPT. 1 SNACK AND ACTIVITY FEE: $30 PER SEMESTER Programming for persons with special needs incudes daily arts and crafts, large and fine motor skill activities, music, socialization, game room and more! Instructor: Kathryn Green, Helping Hands Respite Care. DETAILS: Program is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Morning and afternoon options are available. Level of care will be determined by the program supervisor. Program is held at Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall Street. LEVEL 2: Designated for persons that have high dependent needs including toileting, eating, walking (may use a walker), wheelchair bound, high need of medication administration, hand-over-hand help during activities, at-risk of wandering/running and more assistance with potential behaviors connected to specific diagnosis. Non-ambulatory, full toileting care, high wander risk/escape risk and high safety concern. FULL DAY PROGRAM: $65/DAY HALF DAY PROGRAM: $32.50/DAY (A.M. OR P.M. SESSIONS AVAILABLE) AFTER SCHOOL: $26/DAY*

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S M A R PROG LEVEL 3: Designated for persons that have moderate dependent needs which includes some assistance in toileting and eating. Toileting: changing diaper and/or pad, wiping and washing hands. Eating: may need prompting when eating and special utensils using hand-over-hand assist. This level is designated for those who are mostly ambulatory however, may have potential balance issues (ex. Gait) and may need some assistance in monitoring behaviors. Some assistance needed with toileting and eating, and some safety concerns. FULL DAY PROGRAM: $55/DAY HALF DAY PROGRAM: $27.50/DAY (A.M. OR P.M. SESSIONS AVAILABLE) AFTER SCHOOL: $23/DAY* LEVEL 4: Designated for persons that are independent in most areas and require only minimal assistance with eating, toileting and hand washing. However, they may still need assistance regarding safety and need minimal behavior monitoring; independent in most areas, some safety concerns. FULL DAY PROGRAM: $45/DAY HALF DAY PROGRAM: $22.50/DAY (A.M. OR P.M. SESSIONS AVAILABLE) AFTER SCHOOL: $18/DAY* *This is an approved program through Community Mental Health; please check with your case manager for possible payment assistance. Call (517) 372-6671 for more information or to register.


FITNESS &

FIT N E SS & W E LLN E SS

Wellness BOXING FITNESS TRAINING (AGE 6-ADULT)

Lose weight, control anger, increase self-esteem. Trainer: Kolmarge Harris, Lansing Spartan Youth Organization. 8 SESSIONS (AGE 6-17) FEES: $55/RES; $60/NON-RES #414216A

7/11-8/29

Tue.

(ADULTS) FEES: $55/RES; $80/NON-RES #414216B

7/11-8/29

Tue.

6-7 p.m.

Letts

7-8 p.m.

Letts

POWER SCULPTING & TABATA BOOTCAMP (ADULTS)

FEES: $35/RES; $50/NON-RES Lose body fat, gain muscle, feel stronger, get motivated, have more energy, increase self-esteem and improve performance. This class is for all fitness levels. For total body conditioning, dumbbells, resistance bands and bodyweight exercises are utilized as well as tabata training, athletic conditioning drills and kickboxing for cardiovascular conditioning. Instructor: Brenda Rogers, Certified Fitness Trainer. No Class 9/4. 5 SESSIONS #416520A #416520B #416520C #416520D

7/10-8/7 7/12-8/9 8/21-9/25 8/23-9/20

Mon. Wed. Mon. Wed.

5:45-6:30 p.m. 5:45-6:30 p.m. 5:45-6:30 p.m. 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Schmidt Schmidt Schmidt Schmidt

AQUA ZUMBA® (ADULTS)

FEES: $35/RES; $50/NON-RES A “FUN” invigorating workout which takes the Zumba Dance Party and philosophy along with aqua fitness disciplines to the water! Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that is cardio conditioning, body toning and exhilarating beyond belief! Licensed Aqua Zumba Instructor: Deborah Foster. 6 SESSIONS Activity #435108A    7/5-8/9            Wed.    5:30-6:15 p.m.             Moores Pool

LOW IMPACT AEROBICS (ADULTS)

FEES: $53/RES; $77/NON-RES A low impact dance aerobics class specially designed for older adults ages 39 and up. The class includes stretches, warm-up, floor work, dance routines to increase cardiovascular fitness and a cool-down. Heart rates will be consistently monitored. Instructor: Catherine Eagle. 24 SESSIONS. #413230A

7/11-9/28

Tue. & Thur. 9-10 a.m.

Gier

THERAPEUTIC YOGA (ADULTS)

FEE: $2 DROP-IN RATE AT THE DOOR Experience the health benefits of yoga! Body movement/stretching, breathing practices and visualization integrated together produce relaxation and an overall sense of wellbeing. This is an ongoing activity associated with the Yogic Sciences Research Foundation. Instructors: Dusty Laverty, Amar Gupta, Rose Cross, Ruth Frazee, Rob Eschbach. 8 SESSIONS 9/12-9/26 7/5-9/27 7/6-9/28 7/7-9/29 9/11-9/25

Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Mon.   

5:30-6:30 p.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 10-11 a.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Foster Foster Foster Foster Foster

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ENHANCED FITNESS/WALK FOR HEALTH

$1 DONATION PER CLASS IS SUGGESTED An evidence-based group exercise program that helps older adults of all fitness levels become more active, energized and able to maintain their independence. The program consists of a five-minute warm up, a 20-minute walk, 20 minutes of strength training with ankle and hand weights (provided) and 10 minutes of stretching balance exercises. Participants may walk indoors or outdoors. Participants are encouraged to work at their own level. Exercises can be modified and can be done from sitting or standing. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize, and make friends. The class is led by Kathy Gorton, a certified Enhance Fitness instructor. The class is funded by a grant from the Tri-County Office on Aging. There is no fee for the class, however, a $1 donation per class is suggested to help maintain the program. 7/5-9/29

Mon., Wed. & Fri

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Foster

FITNESS CENTER (AGES 16-ADULT)

O P EN R EC R EATIO N

DROP-IN RATE: $5 MONTHLY RATE: $10/RES; $15/NON-RES ANNUAL RATE: $100/RES; $150/NON-RES Head to Gier Community Center and check out our fitness center! Complete with treadmills and a variety of strength training machines. We will help you reach your health goals. For more information, please call (517) 483-4313.

OPEN RECREATION TOT TIME (AGES 5 & UNDER)

FEE: $1 PER CHILD AT THE DOOR Open time for parents and daycare providers to bring pre-school age children to our gym to play. There is plenty of open space, balls, baskets, scooters and more to play with. Adult must accompany and supervise their child(ren). 8/29-9/26 9/6-9/29

Tue. Wed. & Fri.

10-11:30 a.m.        10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Schmidt Gier

ADULT OPEN RECREATION ACTIVITIES

ALL SPORTS ARE DROP-IN AND PAY-AT-THE-DOOR, $2 PER PERSON Adult open recreation provides the opportunity for individuals to participate in the sport of their choice without committing to a league or schedule. Special activities or events may take priority. No children or spectators please. VOLLEYBALL 7/11-9/26

Tue.

ADULT BASKETBALL 6/7-9/27

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6:30-8:30 p.m.

Foster

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Schmidt

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M A RT IA L A RTS

MARTIAL ARTS KARATE FOR KIDS (GRADES K-8TH)

ADULT KARATE (AGES 14-ADULT)

#416775A #412775A #413113A #414110D

#416777A (Ages 14-17)    #416777B (Adults) 7/12-9/13 Wed. #412777A (Ages 14-17)    #412777B (Adults) 7/11-9/12 Tue. #413115B (Ages 14-17)    #413115A (Adults) 7/12-9/13 Wed. #414110C (Ages 14-17)    #414110B (Adults) 7/13-9/14 Thur.

FEES: GRADES K-8TH $30/RES; $35/NON-RES Students will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are essential for personal protection. Each class will bring new lessons, drills and exercises in a SAFE & FUN yet structured environment to help build more confidence, increased focus and a positive outlook on learning karate. This is an ongoing course which continues in the public venue, with no hidden fees. Parents are encouraged to attend. Instructor: Sanchin Systems. 10 SESSIONS 7/12-9/13 7/11-9/12 7/12-9/13 7/13-9/14

Wed. Tue. Wed. Thur.

6-6:45 p.m. 6-6:45 p.m. 6-6:45 p.m. 6-6:45 p.m.

Schmidt Center Foster Gier Letts

FAMILY KARATE (AGES 5+)

FEES: $80/RES; $85/NON-RES This affordable family activity focuses on safety and protection, drills and exercises and how to avoid conflict using awareness and communication all while following the curriculum of Karate for Kids and Adult Karate. A family consists of up to four related individuals. Instructor: Sanchin Systems. 10 SESSIONS #416776A #412776A #413114A #414110A

7/12-9/13 7/11-9/12 7/12-9/13 7/13-9/14

Wed. Tue. Wed. Thur.

6:45-7:45 p.m. 6:45-7:45 p.m. 6:45-7:45 p.m. 6:45-7:45 p.m.

FEES: $40/RES; $45/NON-RES (AGES 14-17); $40/RES; $60/NON-RES (ADULTS) Equip yourself with the confidence and abilities you need to stay safe! Students receive specialized training on how to deal with and get out of a multitude of attack scenarios, all in a fun, pressure-free environment. We show you how to use the whole body for power, making the most of your size and strength regardless of athletic ability. Instructor: Sanchin Systems. 10 SESSIONS

7:45-8:45 p.m.

Schmidt

7:45-8:45 p.m.

Foster

7:45-8:45 p.m.

Gier

7:45-8:45 p.m.

Letts

Schmidt Center Foster Gier Letts

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TAE KWON DO (AGES 5*-ADULT) FEES: $50/RES; $55/NON-RES (AGES 5-17); $50/RES; $75/NON-RES (ADULTS)

Enjoy the benefits of Korean martial arts and its traditional values. Learn basic blocking, kicking and punching techniques, traditional forms and the responsibilities that apply to these techniques. There are tournament opportunities as well. Instructor: Master Dr. Rachel Harshbarger. *50 percent discount on fees for each additional immediate family member (sibling/parent). *Ages 5 and 6 with a participating adult. 7 SESSIONS #412779A (Ages 5-17)                                                                  #412779AA (Ages 5-17) additional member #412779B (Adults)                                                                         #412779BB (Adults) additional member 6/7-6/19 Wed.  6:30-8 p.m.      Foster #412779C (Ages 5-17)                                                                  #412779CC (Ages 5-17) additional member #412779D (Adults)                                                                         #412779DD (Adults) additional member 7/26-9/6 Wed. 6:30-8 p.m.      Foster

YOUTH JUDO/JUJITSU (AGES 6-11)

FEES: $35/RES; $40/NON-RES Judo/Jujitsu teaches basic falls, throws, balance and strategies. Students will learn the fundamentals of Judo while gaining confidence and life skills. Instructor: Jason Harris. No class 7/4. 10 SESSIONS #412013B #414013A

6/13-8/22 6/15-8/17

Tue. Thur.

6-7 p.m. 6-7 p.m.

Foster Letts

JUDO/JUJITSU (AGES 12-ADULT)

FEES: $35/RES; $40/NON-RES (AGES 12-17); $35/RES; $50/NON-RES (ADULTS) Students learn marshal and defense skills while developing a healthy lifestyle and growing lasting relationships. Instructor: Jason Harris. No class 7/4. 10 SESSIONS #412013D (Ages 12-17) #412013DD (Adults) 6/13-8/22 #414013C (Ages 12-17) #414013CC (Adults)          6/15-8/17

Tue.

7-8:30 p.m.

Foster

Thur.

7-8:30 p.m.

Letts

CLASSICAL JAPANESE SWORDSMANSHIP (AGES 16-ADULT)

FEES: $50/RES; $55/NON-RES (AGES 16-17); $50/RES; $75/NON-RES (ADULTS) Training focuses on the traditional techniques of Ono-ha Ittō-ryū School of Swordsmanship which is one of the most well-known sword schools in Japan and is a forerunner of modern kendo. Learn from a fully licensed (Menkyo) instructor in Sword Ono-ha Ittō-ryū: Rodney Uhler. 10 SESSIONS #412781A (Ages 16-17) #412781B (Adult) 6/14-8/16

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Wed.

7-8:30 p.m.

Foster


SPORTS

SPORTS SPORTS SAMPLER 4 KIDS (AGES 3-5)

FEES: $30/RES; $35/NON-RES This six-week program will teach the basics of soccer, tennis and golf, switching sports after every two weeks. The program will focus on developing the basic motor skills required to engage in each sport all while playing and socializing with others. Parent participation is highly encouraged. Instructor: Noah DeFouw. No class 7/5. 6 SESSIONS #413189A

6/15-7/20

Thur.

6-6:45 p.m.

Gier

LITTLE BEAR GYMNASTS (AGES 3-5)

FEES: $30/RES; $35/NON-RES Your preschooler will learn the basics of tumbling, in addition to learning how to do forward rolls, jumps, head stands, balance and form. Children will learn the importance of exercising by moving. Instructor: Ginni Specht. 5 SESSIONS #413151A

6/19-7/17

Mon.     3:30-4 p.m.       Gier

BEGINNER GYMNASTICS (AGE 6-9)

FEES: $30/RES; $35/NON-RES In this class, we will be focusing on learning cartwheels, backbends, handstands and much more, which are all great for perfecting the art of balancing. Instructor: Ginni Specht. 5 SESSIONS #413150A

6/19-7/17

Mon.     4-4:30 p.m.       Gier

CHEERLEADING CLINIC (AGES 6-12)

FEES: $45/RES; $50/NON-RES Participants will learn beginning skills such as basic movement, jumps, tumbling and stunting. A fun, high energy activity that encourages kids to work as part of a team and increases their self-confidence. Please bring pom poms with you and dress comfortably. Male and female participants are welcome. 6 SESSIONS #413705A

6/14-7/19

Wed.

6-7 p.m.

Gier

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SPORTS

ARCHERY I & II (AGES 9-ADULT)

FEES: $45/RES; $50/NON-RES (AGES 9-17); $45/RES; $67/NON-RES (ADULTS) Archery I is designed for the beginner and concentrates on range rules, safety and fundamentals of archery. This session is appropriate for those who have never shot a bow, or those with little previous experience who are seeking a refresher course. Archery II continues where Archery I left off. Learn the remainder of the National Training System, the same training our Olympic archers receive. All safety gear and equipment will be provided (bow, arrows, quiver and target). Two certified archery instructors. No class 7/1. 5 SESSIONS

ARCHERY I (BEGINNER): #414292A (Ages 9-17) #414292AA (Adults) 6/17-7/22 #414292B (Ages 9-17) #414292BB (Adults) 7/29-8/26

Sat.

Sat.

10-11:30 a.m.

Letts

10-11:30 a.m.

Letts

ARCHERY II (CONTINUATION/ EXPERIENCED): #414292C (Ages 9-17) #414292CC (Adults) 6/17-7/22 #414292D (Ages 9-17) #414292DD (Adults) 7/29-8/26

Sat.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Letts

Sat.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Letts

FEES: $100/RES; $105/NON-RES (AGES 9-17); $100/RES; $150/NON-RES (ADULTS) This program allows those that have successfully completed Archery I and Archery II, and have coach approval to join, shoot for benchmark scores and earn pins. Get tips and tricks for competitive shooting, learn tournament rules and line etiquette. Instructors will provide more information on tournaments you can complete in after completing this course. All safety gear and equipment will be available. Two certified archery instructors. No class 7/1. 10 SESSIONS

Sat.

1-2:30 p.m.

Letts

CO-ED SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE (ADULTS)

$85/TEAM Enjoy 6 on 6 volleyball, round-robin* league plus an end of season tournament. Players must be 18 years old by June 13, 2017. Rainout games will be played on Thursday evenings. Team registration deadline is: Monday, June 5. For more information call Gloria (517) 483-4235. #413980A

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Tue.

Games at 6, 7 & 8 p.m.

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$5 PER HOUR/PERSON. Adult, experienced climbers who are interested in climbing our wall are required to sign a waiver form and must know how to belay. Please call (517) 483-4313 to reserve a time.

INDOOR BATTING TUNNEL

JUNIOR OLYMPIC ARCHERY DEVELOPMENT/ADULT ARCHERY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (AGES 9-ADULT)

#414294A (Ages 9-17) #414294AA (Adults) 6/17-8/26

OPEN CLIMBING

Gier

We offer a self-feeding tunnel for baseball or softball batting or pitching practices. **All batters must wear a helmet**. Batting tunnel, pitching machine and full-gym space are rented separately. Payment is required at time of reservation. Please call (517) 483-4313 to check fees, availability and make your reservation.


TODD MARTIN YOUTH LEADERSHIP MISSION

Todd Martin Youth Leadership (TMYL) exists to prepare young people, especially those from under-resourced families and communities, for success as individuals and as active, responsible citizens through innovative tennis, education, life skills and leadership development programming. For questions and information, please call TMYL at (517) 483-4021. To register for tennis, please call (517) 483-4277.

NATIONAL JUNIOR TENNIS AND LEARNING (AGES 6-18)

FEES: $40/RES; $70/NON-RES (PER SESSION) The United States Tennis Association/National Junior Tennis and Learning of Lansing (NJTL) are development programs open to youth of any skill level. Instruction will focus on developing beginner and intermediate players in practice and competition settings. This program also focuses on leadership, team building and life skills. Leadership speakers will reinforce these skills and various field trips will be planned throughout the session. Each participant will receive a TMYL t-shirt. This program is provided and staffed by TMYL. There will be no program on 7/3-7/7. 4 WEEK SESSIONS

LOCAL EXCELLENCE TRAINING (HIGH SCHOOL)

FEES: $50/RES; $80/NON-RES (PER SESSION) This tennis program is designed for high school students looking to not only better their game, but gain valuable leadership, team building and life skills. Leadership speakers will reinforce these skills along with field trips and a college visit and tour. This program is provided and staffed by Todd Martin Youth Leadership (TMYL). Participants should have previous experience in tournament and/or competitive play. Skill level will be determined by the site director with placement in NJTL if necessary. Each participant will receive a TMYL t-shirt. The will be no program 7/3-7/7. 4 WEEK SESSIONS

SESSION 1: #440680A

6/12-7/14

Mon.-Fri. 12-2 p.m. Lansing Catholic Central Courts

SESSION 2: #440680B

7/17-8/11

Mon.-Fri. 12-2 p.m. Lansing Catholic Central Courts

SESSION 1: JUNE 12-JULY 14      MON-FRI Activity # 440630A 440630B 440630C 440630D 440630E 440630F 440630G 440630H

Ages 6-12 13-18 6-12 13-18 6-12 13-18 6-12 13-18

Times 9-11 a.m. 12-2 p.m. 9-11 a.m. 12-2 p.m. 9-11 a.m. 12-2 p.m. 9-11 a.m. 12-2 p.m.

Locations Letts Courts Letts Courts Eastern HS Courts Eastern HS Courts Wainwright Elementary Wainwright Elementary Quentin Park Quentin Park

SESSION 2: JULY 17-AUG 11      MON-FRI Activity # 440630AA 440630BB 440630CC 440630DD 440630EE 440630FF 440630GG 440630HH

Ages 6-12 13-18 6-12 13-18 6-12 13-18 6-12 13-18

Times 9-11 a.m. 12-2 p.m. 9-11 a.m. 12-2 p.m. 9-11 a.m. 12-2 p.m. 9-11 a.m. 12-2 p.m.

Locations Letts Courts Letts Courts Eastern HS Courts Eastern HS Courts Wainwright Elementary Wainwright Elementary Quentin Park Quentin Park

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LIFE T IM E SPORTS

LIFETIME SPORTS Lifetime Sports Jersey Policy

All of our participants will be required to purchase and wear a Lansing Parks & Recreation reversible jersey at the cost of $15 per jersey. Jerseys will be used for all sports, except for team Floor Hockey.

YOUTH SPRING SOCCER DEADLINES HAVE PASSED

Registration deadlines have passed for SPRING YOUTH SOCCER (Grades K-6), but it may not be too late. Call the Sports Office at (517) 483-4039 to see about team availability or program waiting lists.

YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

Lansing Parks & Recreation’s Youth T-Ball, Baseball and Softball programs are the perfect opportunity to enjoy America’s greatest pastime. Leagues are developed for recreation, first year players and the serious baseball and softball future Hall of Famer. Rules are set in place to give kids the best possible chance at learning valuable sport skills and having a funfilled summer on the ball diamond.

LITTLE SLUGGERS PRESCHOOL T-BALL (AGES 3-4 AS OF 6/3/2017)

FEES: BY 5/19/17 $30/RES; $35/NON-RES AFTER 5/19/17 $40/RES; $45/NON-RES Little Sluggers is a great way to introduce your 3 and 4-year-old to the sport of baseball. This clinic style program will introduce easy and fun ways to learn baseball skills of throwing, batting, fielding and baserunning. Volunteer coaches are needed. Fee includes a league t-shirt and a four week schedule. Register by May 19, 2017. #432850A (Age 3) #432850B (Age 4) 6/3-6/24 6/3-6/24

Sat. Sat.

10 a.m. (Age 3) 11 a.m. (Age 4)

Davis Park Davis Park

YOUTH T-BALL LEAGUE (AGES 5-6 AS OF 6/12/2017)

FEES: BY 5/12/17 $30/RES; $35/NON-RES AFTER 5/12/17 $40/RES; $45/NON-RES The Wildcat T-Ball Program is designed for boys and girls ages 5 to 6 years old. This league will help introduce your child to the basics of baseball in a fun way. Practice days and times will be determined by the team’s volunteer coach. This is an eight-game schedule; game times will begin at 6 p.m. and the schedule will vary. League play begins June 12; register by May 12, 2017. #432900A #432900B

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YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL LEAGUES (AGES 7-14 AS OF 6/12/2017)

The Wildcat Baseball/Softball program is a fun and fit way to get your child introduced to America’s favorite pastime. Leagues are designed for special emphasis on skill development through games and practices. Practice days and times will be determined by the team’s volunteer coach. This is an eight-game schedule; game times will begin at 6 p.m. and the schedule will vary. League play begins June 12; register by May 12, 2017.

MACHINE PITCH (AGES 7-8) FEES: BY 5/12/17 $30/RES; $35/NON-RES AFTER 5/12/17 $40/RES; $45/NON-RES #432910A #432910B

Mon. & Wed. Quentin Park Tue. & Thur. Quentin Park

SOFTBALL (AGES 9-12) FEES: BY 5/12/17 $30/RES; $35/NON-RES AFTER 5/12/17 $40/RES; $45/NON-RES #432700A

Tue. & Thur.

Various Sites

COACH PITCH (AGES 9-10) FEES: BY 5/12/17 $40/RES; $45/NON-RES AFTER 5/12/17 $50/RES; $55/NON-RES #432920A

Tue. & Thur.

Various Sites

BASEBALL FEES: BY 5/12/17 $40/RES; $45/NON-RES AFTER 5/12/17 $50/RES; $55/NON-RES #432930A #432940A

Mon. & Wed. (Ages 11-12) Tue. & Thur. (Ages 13-14)

Various Sites Various Sites

YOUTH BASEBALL VOLUNTEER COACHES MEETING

This meeting is for all volunteer coaches. League rules, policies and procedures will be distributed. Coaches will be required to complete a City of Lansing background check. 5/18

Thur

6 p.m.

Foster Community Center


REGISTRATION STARTS JUNE 30

NFL YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL (GRADES K–6; 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR)

FEES: BY 8/25/17 $45/RES; $50/NON-RES AFTER 8/25/17 $55/RES; $60/NON-RES NFL Youth Flag Football is a fast, fun and fit introduction to the sport of football. Games are played five vs. five, which emphasizes individual skill building. Practices will be determined by the team’s volunteer coach. Cost includes an NFL Replica Jersey, flags and a six-game schedule. Register by Aug. 25, 2017; games begin week of Sept. 18. #132250A #132251A #132252A

Grades K/1st Grades 2nd/3rd Grades 4th/5th/6th

Tue./Sat. Games Wed./Sat. Games Thur./Sat. Games

Various Sites Various Sites Various Sites

FALL ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL

TEAM ENTRY FEE: $375 REFEREE FEES: $30 PER TEAM PER GAME Lansing Parks and Recreation offers the area’s largest outdoor adult flag football league. This is an 8-game schedule plus a 1-day tournament for the top 4 seeds. The format is 8 vs. 8 with all games played on Sundays at Frances Park starting at 10 a.m. Teams can begin registering for the Fall season starting June 30, 2017. Teams must be registered and fully paid by Aug. 25, 2017. League starts Sept. 10, 2017. For more information, call the Lifetime Sports Office at (517) 483-4039.

ADULT FALL SOFTBALL 2017

Team registration begins June 30. Become one of the teams playing in the largest fall softball program in mid-Michigan. Sunday through Thursday leagues will be played in men’s and co-ed divisions. Entry forms are available at the league website leaguelineup.com/lansingsoftball and at the Lifetime Sports Office. For more information, call (517) 483-4039.

FALL YOUTH SOCCER (GRADES K–6; 2017/18 SCHOOL YEAR)

SLOW PITCH LEAGUE BAT TESTING

Just like our spring program, participants will be asked to register according to the school they attend and/or coach they play for. Register by Aug. 25, 2017; games begin week of Sept. 18.

All Lansing Adult Slow Pitch Softball Leagues will be requiring teams and players to have their bats tested and certified for league play. Bats without a current year MASA District 11 holographic sticker cannot be used until they are tested by our office. Bats must be retested every season.

FEES: BY 8/25/17 $30/RES; $35/NON-RES (GRADES K-3RD) AFTER 8/25/17 $40/RES; $45/NON-RES (GRADES K-3RD)

Testing is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Lifetime Sports Office inside the Foster Community Center (200 N. Foster)

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For more information on testing dates and times, procedures and non-approved bats for league play, please visit leaguelineup.com/ lansingsoftball.

Grades K/1st Grades K/1st Grades 2nd/3rd Grades 2nd/3rd

Wed. & Sat. Thu. & Sat. Wed. & Sat. Thu. & Sat.

Davis Park Davis Park Davis Park Davis Park

FEES: BY 8/25/17 $40/RES; $45/NON-RES (GRADES 4TH-6TH) AFTER 8/25/17 $50/RES; $55/NON RES (GRADES 4TH-6TH) #132300A

Grades 4th/5th/6th

Tue. & Sat.

Davis Park

TENNIS LEAGUES FOR ADULTS

FEES: $20/RES; $25/NON-RES The Lifetime Sports section offers adult tennis leagues available in men’s class A and B. League schedules will be emailed to participants and league play will be at City of Lansing parks. Registration forms are available at the Lifetime Sports Office, 200 N. Foster. For more information, please call (517) 483-4039. Spring Tennis Registration Begins Spring Tennis Registration Deadline Spring Tennis Begins

Mon., March 13, 2017 Fri., March 24, 2017 Mon., April 10, 2017

Summer Tennis Registration Begins Summer Tennis Registration Deadline Summer Tennis Begins

Mon., May 1, 2017 Fri., May 19, 2017 Mon., June 5, 2017

Fall Tennis Registration Begins Fall Tennis Registration Deadline Fall Tennis Begins

Mon., July 17, 2017 Fri., August 4, 2017 Mon., August 21, 2017

MEN’S FALL 50 PLUS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

The 50 Plus Basketball League consists of players who are passionate about the game. The league is committed to providing players 50 and over the opportunity to play basketball on a regular basis in a recreational league designed especially for ages 50 and over. Games are played on Monday evenings at Gier Community Center. Cost is $225 per team; $10 or $15 player fee and referee fees due at each game. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 8.

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LIFE T IM E SPORTS

YOUTH FALL SPORTS


LIFE T IM E SPORTS

LEAGUE WEBSITES

For more information on any Lifetime Sports League, program entry forms, rosters, schedules, standings (where applicable), chat rooms, and more, simply visit one of the Sports Websites listed below: Youth Soccer

leaguelineup.com/lansingyouthsoccer

Adult Softball

leaguelineup.com/lansingsoftball

Adult Volleyball

leaguelineup.com/lansingvolleyball

Adult Tennis

leaguelineup.com/lansingtennis

Youth Floor Hockey

leaguelineup.com/lansingfloorhocke

Men’s 50+ Basketbal

leaguelineup.com/mensmastersbasketball

Youth Wildcat Baseball/Softball

leaguelineup.com/lansingwildcat

Youth Flag Football

leaguelineup.com/lansingnflflag

Adult Flag Football

leaguelineup.com/lansingadultflag

Men’s Baseball

leaguelineup.com/mensbaseball

SBC INSTRUCTIONAL

SOCCER LEAGUE The Chill SBC Soccer Club is delighted to announce the continuation of the SBC Instructional League. The program is designed to introduce male and female players ages 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 to the game of soccer in a fun and exciting learning environment.   Chill SBC Soccer Club is excited to continue our great relationship with Lansing Parks and Recreation and provide access to our professional coaches and world-class training and game fields. We are very excited to welcome the youth of Lansing and the rest of midMichigan to take part in this program.

PROGRAM AIMS

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2017 LIFETIME SPORTS DATES TO REMEMBER May 1 May 12 May 12 May 18 May 19 May 19 May 19 May 22 June 3 June 5 June 7 June 12 June 30 June 30 June 30 July 7 Aug 1-3 Aug 4 Aug 14 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 25 Aug 25 Aug 25 Sept 8 Sept 7 Sept 10 Sept 19 Sept 19

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Men’s 40+ Baseball Season Starts Men’s City League Baseball Registration Deadline Youth Wildcat T-Ball/Baseball/Softball Registration Deadline Youth Wildcat T-Ball/Baseball/Softball Coaches Meeting Little Sluggers T-Ball Registration Deadline Men’s Summer Tennis Registration Deadline Senior 70+ Softball Registration Deadline Men’s City League Baseball Season Starts Little Sluggers T-Ball Season Starts Men’s Summer Tennis Season Starts Senior 70+ Softball Season Starts Youth Wildcat T-Ball/Baseball/Softball Season Starts Fall Youth Sports Registration Begins Fall Adult Softball Team Registration Begins Fall Adult Flag Football Team Registration Begins Men’s 30+ Baseball Registration Deadline Youth Summer Soccer Camp Men’s Fall Tennis Registration Deadline Men’s 30+ Baseball Season Starts Fall Adult Softball Season Begins Men’s Fall Tennis Season Starts NFL Youth Flag Football Registration Deadline Fall Youth Soccer Registration Deadline Adult Flag Football Registration Deadline Fall Men’s 50+ Basketball Registration Deadline Youth Flag Football Coaches Meeting Fall Adult Flag Football Season Starts Fall Youth Soccer Season Starts NFL Youth Flag Football Season Starts

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• To develop and encourage each player’s love for the game of soccer. • To improve each player’s comfort level with the ball with both feet. • To advance all players’ knowledge of the game. • To encourage competitiveness, work ethic, teamwork and sportsmanship. • To provide players with a fun and rewarding learning environment. • To work with parents to foster understanding of the game and player development.

SBC INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE FORMAT

The format is simple yet effective. All players involved in the program will take part in one training session each week and one game per week. Training sessions will be led by members of the Chill SBC full-time coaching staff. During this training session, players will be guided through a number of technical activities and fun games that will improve their comfort level and skills when they have the ball. All of the training sessions will involve players having a ball at their feet as much as possible to maximize the number of touches and to develop mastery of the ball and soccer skills quicker.   For the games, players will be divided up into a number of teams and will play against one another under the guidance and instruction of one of the Chill SBC full-time staff coaches. During these games, it will not be unusual to see the coaches on the field with the players helping them solve problems or giving them ideas of how to improve.   The cost for the whole program is just $50. This includes 6 weeks of training, 5 games, all coaching and field rental expenses and a Chill SBC Instructional League t-shirt for each participant.   All training sessions and games will take place at the Chill SBC home fields of Hope Sports Complex (5801 Aurelius Road in Lansing). Visit hopesportscomplex.com for more information.  

ONLINE REGISTRATION

All registrations and payments will be taken online up to a week before the program begins. Please go to chillsoccer.com and click on SBC Instructional League to access the online registration site and schedule for this program.  

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about the SBC Instructional League or the club in general, contact Ben Jones at (517) 755-8482 or benjones@chillsoccer.com.


SENIOR PROGRAM LOCATIONS

LETTS COMMUNITY CENTER 1220 W. Kalamazoo, (517) 483-4311

SCHMIDT SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER 5825 Wise Road, (517) 483-6685

Nutritional lunches from Tri-County Office on Aging are served Mon. - Fri. at Letts Center and Tuesday through Friday at Schmidt Southside Center. A $3 donation per person for adults 60 years and older and a $5 donation for under 60 years of age is recommended.

SAFE-N-FIT

The free Bread and Sweets program is exactly that, free! Letts Community Center receives a supply of donated bread and sweets and then distributes directly into the community. Sliced bread, dinner rolls, hamburger buns, biscuits, donuts, pies, cakes and cookies are just a few of the treats you will find here. Any adult may use this program. All you have to do is come into Letts Community Center, fill out a quick sign-in sheet and wait for your turn. This program operates on a weekly, sometimes bi-weekly basis. Check with us every Tuesday for updates.

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The Letts Community Center takes part in the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We know that many times in life, it can be hard to simply feed your family. Please feel free to let us help ease the burden. That’s right, if you live within the zip code 48915 and have positive identification, you can receive free groceries! Call the Letts Community Center at (517) 483-4311 and make an appointment. You will need your I.D. and a utility bill. Show up at the appropriate time to collect your meat, milk, fruit, wholegrains and vegetables. This program is available to all adults within the 48915 community. We know it can be hard these days to keep many of the daily essentials in the home. Letts Community Center has a small space set up with lotion, soap, shampoo, feminine products, toilet tissue, backpacks, clothes, shoes, gloves, socks, coats, etc. This service is entirely free and may be utilized by the community as much as needed. Please call (517) 483-4311 to make an appointment. All activities and events are FREE unless otherwise stated

EXERCISE

A healthy lifestyle includes learning how to exercise safely to improve strength, endurance and help shed unwanted pounds. Improve your mental capacity, balance, overall sense of wellbeing and make new friends! Mon., Wed., Fri.

1-2 p.m.

Schmidt

MILE CLUB

Not only does walking improve your overall health and positivity, but now you can earn cool gifts and rewards for doing so. All you have to do is visit Letts Community Center and join the Mile Club. Every step you take will be charted and we will provide you with a plan for accomplishing your walking goals. 6/5-9/29

Mon.-Fri.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Letts

ENHANCED FITNESS/WALK FOR HEALTH

$1 DONATION PER CLASS IS SUGGESTED An evidence-based group exercise program that helps older adults of all fitness levels become more active, energized and able to maintain their independence. The program consists of a five-minute warm up, a 20-minute walk, 20 minutes of strength training with ankle and hand weights (provided) and 10 minutes of stretching balance exercises. Participants may walk indoors or outdoors. Participants are encouraged to work at their own level. Exercises can be modified and can be done from sitting or standing. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize, and make friends. The class is led by Kathy Gorton, a certified Enhance Fitness instructor. The class is funded by a grant from the Tri-County Office on Aging. There is no fee for the class, however, a $1 donation per class is suggested to help maintain the program. 7/5-9/29

Mon., Wed. & Fri

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Foster

CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS

Enjoy good health while learning yoga, relaxation, non-stress techniques and body awareness. This is an excellent way to end your summer and get ready for the fall both mentally and physically! 8/21-8/25 9/18-9/22

Mon. & Fri. Mon. & Fri.

10-11 a.m. 10-11 a.m.

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SENIORS


SE N IOR S

ONGOING ACTIVITIES SENIOR GAMES N’ MORE!

Bring out your inner youth and have fun with board games, cards, Nintendo Wii or challenge your mind with a puzzle. 5/30-8/31

Mon.-Fri.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Schmidt

BRIDGE CLUB

Whether you would like to learn how to play or already know, our informal group welcomes all skill levels. There is no charge to play and no commitment to play in the weekly sessions. Please call Letts Community Center at (517) 483-4311 for additional information. 6/7-9/29

Wed.

12-3 p.m.

Letts

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

$5/PERSON Celebrate Independence Day with food, fun and games. In the spirit of the Fourth of July, wear your red, white and blue. #415990A

7/5

Wed.

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Letts

THANKSGIVING IN JULY

It is time once again to be thankful for being who you are! Sit at our table for a Thanksgiving meal and a raffle. Please call (517) 483-6688 to make your dinner reservation. 7/26

Wed.

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Schmidt

SENIOR POOL TOURNAMENT

Enjoy one of your favorite past times. Bingo is played once a week and prizes are awarded to every winner. Feel free to try your luck at one of the best games ever.

All senior pool players are encouraged to join us to show off your billiard skills. Check-in will be at 9:30 a.m. and the tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided along with a trophy for the three sharpest pool sharks. Please call (517) 483-6688 before June 16 to register for the tournament.

6/7-9/29

8/15

BINGO

Wed.

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Letts

TIME FOR TEA

Bring a friend or two, your favorite tea cup or mug and enjoy a cup of soothing tea straight from China and learn wonderful information about the tea you are drinking, where it comes from and why it is good for you. Please call (517) 483-6688 to make your reservation. Wed.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Schmidt

ROUND TABLE OF CRAFTS

Instructor Debra Smith will share her creative ways of creating hats, scarves, pot holders and more. You will be able to make and take what you have created and be amazed at what you can do. 7/5-7/19

Wed.

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Schmidt

SENIORS 2ND MONDAY POTLUCK

You are invited to bring a dish to pass, along with a smile and enjoy great fellowship. Drinks, utensils and plates will be provided. 7/10, 8/14, 9/11

Mon.

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Schmidt

MOVIE NIGHT

One Friday out of every month our seniors will go to the movie theater and enjoy a show together. Please contact Letts Community Center at (517) 483-4311 for movie dates and more information.

CELEBRATION OF MOTHERS & FATHERS Mothers and fathers play a special role in their families’ lives and this time is dedicated to them. This day of celebration will include refreshments, games and giveaways. 6/7

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10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Schmidt

GRANDPARENT’S DAY

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

6/7-6/28

Tue.

Letts

This is a national holiday set aside to recognize and honor grandparents; a rank of special distinction. This day is set aside for you and your special grandchild(ren) to enjoy ice cream, cake and spend quality time together. Please call (517) 483-6688 before Sept. 6 to make your reservation. 9/8

Fri.

12-1:30 p.m.

Schmidt

SENIOR PICNIC

$5/PERSON Everyone loves a picnic and what better place to enjoy a picnic than Frances Park? Enjoy lunch, tour the rose garden, play cards and listen to an afternoon of musical entertainment. Pre-registration is required. Please call (517) 483-4311 or (517) 483-6686 to register. #415930A

9/21

Thur.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Frances Park

PRESENTATIONS FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR SENIORS

Do you have legal questions now that you are retired? Michigan Attorneys Practicing Law for the Elderly will have an attorney at Letts Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month to address your questions. Please call (517) 483-4311 to schedule an appointment.

GUEST SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Representatives from various organizations will present information on a variety of topics ranging from health issues to financial situations. Guest speakers may include business owners/operators, Sparrow nurses, Capital Area District Library, and more. Please contact Letts Community Center at (517) 483-4311 for a complete list of topics, dates and times.


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TURNER-DODGE HOUSE 100 E. North Street, Lansing, MI 48906 | (517) 483-4220 (Turner-Dodge House is wheelchair accessible to the first floor only)

LANSING HISTORY COMES ALIVE AT TURNER-DODGE HOUSE! The beautiful Turner-Dodge House is open for tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 7 p.m. or group tours may be scheduled anytime for 10 persons or more. For a guided tour fee of $5 per person, guests will hear the history of the Turner and Dodge families and enjoy special exhibits on all three floors. The Turner-Dodge House is also the perfect location to rent for a special day. Whether it is an office meeting, wedding, reception, bridal or baby shower, birthday or anniversary celebration, we can accommodate your needs. For more information on how to tour or rent the Turner-Dodge House, please call (517) 483-4220 or go to lansingmigov/parks.

MUSIC IN THE MANSION

MOTHER’S DAY HIGH TEA AT TURNER-DODGE HOUSE

$15/PERSON Enjoy high tea, delicious food and lively conversation at the elegant Turner-Dodge House. Mothers and their guests will sit down to an elegant service arranged in the lovely dining room. Guests will be treated to classic English teas, sandwiches, scones and sweets. After tea, guests can tour the Turner-Dodge House and enjoy the spring air by taking a stroll through the Turner-Dodge garden. #336104A

5/14

Sun.

3 p.m.

HARVEST TIME TEA WITH “WHOA NELLY!”

$10/PERSON The mansion comes alive with the sound of music in this performance series showcasing local professional and non-professional musicians in the intimate setting of the Turner-Dodge House Music Room. Performances begin at 7 p.m. with light refreshments following.

$15/PERSON Welcome the autumn harvest with a down-home acoustic style performance by local musical group “Whoa Nelly!” followed by an autumn themed three course tea. Afterward, enjoy an historical tour of the Turner-Dodge House, Lansing’s turn of the 19th century historic home, while hearing stories of the families who lived there and helped shape Lansing’s history. For more information, call (517) 483-4220.

5/9, 6/8, 9/14

#436002A

Thur.

TOUR AND TEA

7 p.m.

9/23

Sat.

3 p.m.

$10/PERSON Enter the magnificent oak receiving hall of this classic revival, turn of the 19th century, historic home. The 12-foot ornamental tin ceilings and fine craftsmanship reflect the rich heritage of an earlier time. Tea and cookies are included for adult tours for groups of 10 or more. Tours may be scheduled year-round. To make a reservation for your tour, please call (517) 483-4220. SUM M E R 20 17 ACT I VI T I E S G UI D E |

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GE NER AL I NFOR M ATI ON

CITY OF LANSING INFORMATION ELECTED OFFICIALS

Virg Bernero, Mayor, City of Lansing Chris Swope, City Clerk

CITY COUNCIL

Patricia Spitzley, President, Councilmember At-Large Carol Wood, Vice President, Councilmember At-Large Jody Washington, First Ward Councilmember Tina Houghton, Second Ward Councilmember Adam Hussain, Third Ward Councilmember Jessica Yorko, Fourth Ward Councilmember Judi Brown Clark, Councilmember At-Large Kathie Dunbar, Councilmember AtLarge

DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION 200 N. Foster Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48912 Phone: (517) 483-4277 Fax: (517) 377-0180 Open: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Brett Kaschinske, Director Emily Stevens, Manager of Leisure Services PARK BOARD Veronica Gracia-Wing, President James McClurken, Vice President Rick Kibbey Bryan Beverly Rosalinda Hernandez Rita O’Brien Clayton ‘Gib’ King Paulette Carter-Scott

LANSING PARK BOARD Meets 2nd Wednesday, 7 p.m. Foster Community Center 200 N. Foster, Room 211 April 12, 2017 May 10, 2017 June 14, 2017 July 12, 2017 August – no meeting September 13, 2017 October 11, 2017 November 8, 2017 December 13, 2017

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REFUND POLICY In the event of insufficient registration or other circumstances beyond our control, Lansing Parks and Recreation may cancel classes, programs or permits. In such cases you will receive a full refund. Our goal is to provide quality, enjoyable leisure opportunities to the public and we encourage your participation and feedback. We realize that extenuating circumstances sometimes occur that may affect your ability to attend a program after you have registered; contact us immediately if this occurs. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing refunds. If payment was made by check, please allow 6 weeks for processing.

ONE DAY ACTIVITIES

Up to one week prior to activity, full refund less $5.00 service charge.

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

Up to one week prior to class/program, full refund less $5.00 service charge. Less than one week prior to first class or program, but before second class/program, one half refund less $5.00 service charge. After second class, no refunds.

PAVILIONS – WEDDING SITES

30 days prior to use, full refund, less $10.00 service charge. Within 30 days to use, no refunds unless reserved and paid for by another group. No refunds because of inclement weather!

LIFETIME SPORTS PROGRAMS

Team fees: Prior to league schedule mailing, full refund less $5.00 service charge. After mailing — before first game, one half refund less $5.00 service charge; after first game, no refunds. No refund of individual fees for adult sports.

ATHLETIC FIELD RENTAL PERMITS

28 days prior to use, full refund less $5.00 service charge. After 28 days - before 14 calendar days, one half refund less $5.00 service charge. Less than 14 days, no refund. No refunds of Athletic Field Practice permits.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR CITY OF LANSING YOUTH Lansing residents under the age of 18 who meet Federal HUD low income guidelines for the Lansing area are eligible for partial scholarships for Parks and Recreation sponsored programs. Applicants will be asked to show proof of income and proof of residency. Scholarships do not cover team fees, supply costs, out of town trips, one day activities or activities not sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. A co-payment is required at the time of application. Visit any community center or the main Parks and Recreation office for information and applications. Call 483-4277 for more information.


MARCH 27, 2017

REGISTRATION SITES

OPEN REGISTRATION FOR ALL

APRIL 3, 2017

LANSING PARKS & RECREATION MAIN OFFICE 200 N. Foster Avenue, 2nd Floor Lansing, MI 48912 Phone: 483-4277

PLEASE NOTE THAT AL L FEES MUST B E PA THE TIM ID AT E YO REGISTE U R!

4 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER 1. ON-LINE REGISTRATION

• www.lansingmi.gov/parks • Available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

FOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER 200 N. Foster Street, Lansing, MI 48912 Phone: 483-4233 GIER COMMUNITY CENTER 2400 Hall Street, Lansing, MI 48906 Phone: 483-4313

2. MAIL-IN REGISTRATION

• Complete Registration Form and include credit card #, billing zip code, 3 digit security code, expiration date and signature, or check or money order payable to Lansing Parks and Recreation • Mail to the Main Office, or to any community center • Registrations will be processed daily at 4 pm, beginning March 27 for residents

LETTS COMMUNITY CENTER 1220 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48915 Phone: 483-4311 ALFREDA SCHMIDT CENTER 5825 Wise Rd., Lansing MI 48911 Phone: 483-6686

3. TELEPHONE REGISTRATION - CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ONLY • Call any registration site • TDD 483-4479 (for hearing impaired ONLY) • Register the entire family with one call; you may also register up to one non-family member • Payment must be made at time of registration, beginning March 27 for residents

REGISTER ONLINE AND RECEIVE A $5 DISCOUNT PER CLASS! Don’t have an account yet? Call 517-483-4277 to set up your username and password.

4. WALK-IN REGISTRATION

• Accepted at registration sites beginning March 27 for residents • Payment must accompany registration

*online registration is not available for all programs

Payment must be made at the time of registration. No class or program openings will be held or saved for persons registering without payment! Registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Please register early!

REGISTRATION FORM

If you need accommodations due to a disability, please check this box and register at least 2 weeks prior to start of class to allow for arrangements. Please use a separate registration form for each participant!

Participant's Name ___________________________________________________________ Age _________ School __________________________ Date of Birth _____/_____/_____ MONTH

DAY

YEAR

Sex:

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T-shirt Size (please circle) Youth/Adult

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Address _________________________________________________ City _________________________________ Zip Code ____________________ Phone (home) _________________________________ (cell) _________________________________ (work) ______________________________ Emergency Contact _________________________________ Phone ______________________________ NAME

Household E-mail Address ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ADULTS ONLY

ACTIVITY #

ACTIVITY TITLE

YES! I would like to donate to the Youth Scholarship Fund

SITE

$1

$5

DAY/TIME

FEE

$_________

If paying by credit card, the following information must be provided:

Name on Card _______________________________________ Expiration Date _____/_____ 3 Digit Security Code ___________ (on back of card)

Discover / Visa / Mastercard (circle one) Signature ____________________________________________________________________________ Fees must be paid at the time you register. Don't take a chance and miss out on your favorite class or program . . . please register early! CHECK / MONEY ORDER - VISA / MASTERCARD / DISCOVER - CASH

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EARLY REGISTRATION FOR LANSING RESIDENTS


Lansing Parks and Recreation 200 N. Foster Ave. Lansing, MI 48912

The Lansing Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to announce a brand new six-mile walking/bike path connecting Lansing’s Fine/Fulton/Hunter’s Ridge Parks. This is a unique opportunity that is being brought to Lansing residents. Progress continues to move forward on this project. The Lansing Parks and Recreation Department has filed a permit that would install a creek crossing to connect the two trails at Fulton and Hunter’s Ridge Parks and new signage will be displayed. We are excited about the future of this project! We will continue to keep you updated as progress moves forward. Thank you to the Mid-Michigan Mountain Bike Association (mmmba.org/#trail-info) for their continued guidance regarding the Fine/Fulton/Hunter’s Ridge Park project.

For additional updates regarding this path, please visit: lansingmi.gov/parks.

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