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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! THREE WAYS TO REGISTER ONLINE: MetroParksTacoma.org/GO

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PHONE: (253) 305-1022

Come Play at STAR Center! STAR Center’s Treetops Playgrounds is more than just “play equipment”; it’s a creative experience for the entire family!

IN PERSON:

Community Centers or Headquarters: 4702 S. 19th St.

Access the playgrounds and fun activities with a STAR Pass or a drop-in pass! PLAY, LEARN & GROW PRESCHOOL AND PRE-KINDERGARTEN Preschool and Pre-kindergarten at STAR Center are fun 5-session kindergarten readiness classes with art, music, language, number concepts, cooking, science, and social activities based on state Early Childhood Education Standards. Children will engage in large motor skills, rain or shine, while exploring Treetops – STAR Center’s exclusive 5,000 sq. ft. playground during recess. A healthy snack is provided. Pre-registration is required and a one-time fee of $50. Children must be toilet trained.

PRESCHOOL Age: 3 - 4

Center Pass $290; Resident $310; Non-Resident $320 09/10 – 10/24 Center Pass $305; Resident $325; Non-Resident $335 10/29 – 12/19

Audio Programming........................... 5 Cooking ............................................. 6 Dance ............................................... 7 Music ................................................ 12 Theater & Film .................................. 12 Visual Arts ......................................... 13

Fitness & Wellness Martial Arts ....................................... 14 Outdoor & Studio Fitness ................. 14 Yoga .................................................. 15

Nature Education & Outdoor Adventures

Scholarships

Based on financial need, scholarships are available for classes and camps that cost more than $15. You must apply for financial scholarships at least five days prior to the start of the class and our customer service staff can help walk you through the process. Just call them at (253) 305-1022 for more information.

Fishing .............................................. Northwest Trek ................................. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium........ Nature Education.............................. Walks & Hiking .................................. Outdoor Adventures ..........................

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Sports & Swimming Adaptive & Paralympic Sports .......... Adult Sports ...................................... Youth Sports ..................................... Swimming .........................................

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Just for You! Youth STEM & Education .................. 32 Winter Break Camps ......................... 33 Fifty and Better (FAB) ....................... 34

PRE-KINDERGARTEN Age: 4 - 5

Center Pass $350; Resident $385; Non-Resident $395 09/09 – 10/25 10/28 – 12/20

More info:

STARCenterTacoma.org 22 (253) 404-3939 or fall GO Guide for web.indd 2-3

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Lusio Lights Nov. 8 & 9tQNt$20 advance/$25 at door Local light artists use the plants as canvases and transform the Conservatory into a whole new world.

Located in Wright Park, this is one of only three public Victorian-style conservatories on the West Coast. Built in 1908,it has a distinctive twelve-sided central dome, 3000 panes of glass and more than 250 species of exotic tropical plants on exhibit.

Second Sunday Music Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8 1-2:30 pm Live acoustic music among the lush tropical displays.

Story Hour Conservatory Admission is FREE (Suggested Donation $3)

Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11 11 am-12 pm Stories, science and art projects.

Pumpkin Patch Oct. 15-Nov. 3tQN Unique indoor photo opportunity.

Halloween Hurrah! Oct. 31tBNQN Spooky plants, goblin brew and cackling games.

Santa Visit Dec. 7tBNQN Santa photo opportunity.

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Audio Programming Cooking Dance Music Visual Arts

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as creating your own masterpiece, even if no one else sees it. Creativity - and the opportunity to express it - is a life-saver. When we have creative outlets in life, whether through painting, music, writing, acting, sculpting, singing or {fill in the blank}, we’re happier people, better equipped to handle life’s quandaries. We’re more relaxed and we’re actually smarter! The “brain muscles� you build when you’re creating strengthen everything from motor skills and language development in kids to decisionmaking and reasoning abilities. Young or old or somewhere in between, get your creative juices flowing with Metro Arts programs.

Audio Programming Intro to Music Production Age: 12+ Blend and sweeten the beats and tracks you create using Garage Band and Logic Pro audio recording software. Learn the basics of sound production and recording, including fade-ins and fade-outs, effects, compression, dynamics and EQ techniques. Eastside Community Center Resident $50; Non-Resident $55 13102 09/16 – 10/14 Mon Resident $60; Non-Resident $66 13103 10/21 – 12/02 Mon

6 – 7 pm 6 – 7 pm

Intro to Pro Tools Age: 12+ Let your musical imagination run wild with Pro Tools. This industry-standard recording and production software lets you create and save templates to recall later, allows dozens of mixing techniques, plug-ins, recordings, signal routing, beat and tempo matching, editing and basic music composition. Eastside Community Center Resident $50; Non-Resident $55 13100 09/16 – 10/14 Mon Resident $60; Non-Resident $66 13101 10/21 – 12/02 Mon

5 – 6 pm 5 – 6 pm

Dec. 14 tBNQN Music, crafts and delightful refreshments.

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Eastside Community Center Resident $50; Non-Resident $55 13104 09/17 – 10/14 Tue Resident $70; Non-Resident $77 13105 10/22 – 12/03 Thu

6 – 7 pm 6 – 7 pm

Intensive: Music Production Course Age: 12+ Immerse yourself in music production and recording using Garage Band, Pro Tools and/or Logic Pro Software. In this intensive hands-on learning environment, we’ll explore how to make beats and record professional tracks, blending and sweetening using fade-ins and fade-outs, effects, compression, dynamics and EQ techniques in our classroom and main recording studio. You’ll need a basic knowledge of rhythm, music and how to use a computer. Class meets twice weekly. Bring your own 6-gig flash drive. Eastside Community Center Resident $75; Non-Resident $82 13106 09/17 – 10/18 Tue/Fri Resident $90; Non-Resident $99 13107 10/12 – 12/06 Tue/Fri

Victorian Holiday Festival

SeymourConservatory.org GO Guide (253) 404-3975 September - December 2019

Intro to Beat Making Age: 12+ Beat making is an art and a skill. Get your hands into the process used to make today’s beats using Garage Band, MPC, Machine and Logic Pro software for drum programming and sequencing methods, as well as effects, compression, dynamics and EQ techniques. You’ll need a basic knowledge of rhythm, music and how to use a computer. Bring your own 6-gig flash drive.

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STAR CENTER Beginning, Age: 3 - 4

Monday 4 pm Session 1: 09/16 - 10/14 Session 2: 10/21 - 12/02

Intro to Live Instrument Recording Age: 12+ Discover what your guitar, drums or other musical instrument can do using Logic Pro X and Pro Tools software. Record live instruments in a hands-on learning environment, focusing on mic placement, acoustics, mixing, production and recording techniques. You’ll need a basic knowledge of music, how to play an instrument and how to use a computer. Bring your own 6-gig flash drive. Eastside Community Center Resident $50; Non-Resident $55 13113 09/19 – 10/16 Thu 13114 10/24 – 12/05 Thu

Tue 4 - 4:30 pm; 4:30 - 5 pm Session 1: 09/17 - 10/15 Session 2:10/22 - 12/03 Sat 9:30 - 10 am; 10-10:30 am Session 1: 09/21 - 10/19 Session 2: 10/26 - 11/23

Beginning, Age: 5 - 7

Monday 4 pm Session 1: 09/16 - 10/14 Session 2: 10/21 - 12/02 Tue 5 - 5:45 pm; 5:45 - 6:30 pm Session 1: 09/17 - 10/15 Session 2: 10/22 - 12/03

5 – 6 pm 5 – 6 pm

Saturday 10:30 am Session 1: 09/21 - 10/19 Session 2: 10/26 - 11/23

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Introduction to DJing Age: 12+ Hey DJ! Mix your own sets in this class, using DJ equipment and industry standard Serato software to learn techniques such as tempo and beat matching, scratching, key mapping, set lists, mixing and transitioning. Get inspired and see where your creativity leads! Eastside Community Center Resident $50; Non-Resident $55 13108 09/18 – 10/16 Wed Resident $60; Non-Resident $66 13110 10/23 – 12/04 Wed

6 – 7 pm 6 – 7 pm

Music Production, Advanced Age: 12+ Ready for more? Continue your music production and recording exploration as we cover advanced techniques using Logic Pro X and Pro Tools software. You’ll experiment with advanced drum programming, mixing, and production and automation techniques. This advanced class is for those who have previous experience with DAWs and modern music-making methods. You’ll need a solid grasp on rhythm, music and how to use a computer. Bring your own 6-gig flash drive. *Instructor permission required. Eastside Community Center Resident $50; Non-Resident $55 13111 09/19 – 10/16 Thu 13112 10/24 – 12/05 Thu

Junior Chef Age: 10 - 16 Who says kids can’t cook? You know what you like to eat. Now’s your chance to create it! Expand your abilities, gain confidence in the kitchen and learn the basics of safely preparing tasty meals in this accelerated program. Meets twice a week for three weeks. STAR Center Resident $92; Non-Resident $99 13129 09/26 - 10/17 Tue/Thu 13130 10/22 - 11/14 Tue/Thu 13131 11/19 - 12/12 Tue/Thu Center at Norpoint Resident $92; Non-Resident $99 13132 09/25 - 10/16 Mon/Wed 13133 10/21 - 11/13 Mon/Wed 13134 11/18 - 12/16 Mon/Wed

5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm

Regence Blue Shield Mobile Teaching Kitchen All Ages Want to get cooking? We’ll bring the kitchen to you! Keep an eye out on our website for brand new, exciting cooking classes in our Mobile Teaching Kitchen, coming mid-fall 2019! MetroParksTacoma.org/Arts

Beginning, Age: 8 - 12

Dance - Youth Ballet Poise, coordination, strength, flexibility and creativity… Our classical ballet classes open the door to the beauty of expression through dance, no matter what your age. Through music, fun and games, instructors challenge each dancer and establish strong technique. Our Preferred Customer option ensures your spot through December, 2019! Class barcodes and more specific information can be found at MetroParksTacoma.org/Arts. Session 1: 09/16-10/19 Session 2: 10/21-12/05 No Class: 10/31, 11/11, 11/27-11/30, 12/07 No Class at School of the Arts: 10/05

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Beginning, Age: 3 - 4

Sat 9:30 am, 10 am Fall Session 1: 09/21 - 10/19 Fall Session 2: 10/26 - 11/23

Beginning/Intermediate, Age: 5 - 7

Sat 10:30 - 11:15 am, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Session 1: 09/21 - 10/19 Session 2: 10/26 - 11/23

Intermediate, Age: 6 - 8 Mon/Sat 5:15 pm, 10 am Session 1: 09/16 - 10/19 Session 2: 10/21 - 12/02

6 – 7 pm 6 – 7 pm

Thu/Sat 5 pm, 11:15 am Session 1: 09/19 - 10/19 Session 2: 10/24 - 12/05

Tue/Thu 5 - 6 pm, 6 - 7:30 pm Session 1: 09/17 - 10/17 Session 2: 10/22 - 12/05

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Advanced, Ages: 12+

Monday 5:30 - 7 pm Session 1: 09/16 - 10/14 Session 2: 10/21 - 12/02

CENTER AT NORPOINT Beginning, Age: 3 - 4, 5 - 7, 8 - 12 Tue 4:30 pm, 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm Session 1: 09/17 - 10/15 Session 2: 10/22 - 12/03

Beginning, Age: 3 - 4, 5 - 7, 8 - 12

Sat 9:30 am, 10 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am Session 1: 09/21 - 10/19 Session 2: 10/26 - 11/23

PEOPLE’S COMMUNITY CENTER Beginning, Age: 3 - 5, 6 - 10 Thursday 5 pm, 5:30 pm Session 1: 09/19 - 10/17 Session 2: 10/24 - 12/05

EASTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER Beginning, Age: 3 - 4, 5 - 7, 8 - 12 Wednesday 4:30 pm, 5 pm, 5:45 pm Session 1: 09/18 - 10/16 Session 2:10/23 - 12/04

Beginning, Age: 3 - 4, 5 - 7

Saturday 9:30 am, 10 am, 10:30 am Session 1: 09/21 - 10/19 Session 2: 10/26 - 11/23

Beginning/Intermediate, Age: 9 - 12

Intermediate/Advance, Age: 12+

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Monday 5:15 pm Session 1: 09/16 - 10/14 Session 2: 10/21 - 12/02

GO Guide September - December 2019

MetroParksTacoma.org/GO • (253) 305-1022

THREE EASY WAYS to REGISTER • Online: MetroParksTacoma.org/GO • Phone: (253) 305-1022 • In Person: Community Centers or Headquarters - 4702 S. 19th St.

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Hip-Hop Beginning, Age: 4 - 6 It’s never too early to start dancing! This intro to the basics of hip-hop includes moving to music without inhibition, understanding rhythm and how to move to a beat and taking on choreography in a fun and exciting environment. Age: 7 - 10 Every dancer starts with the basics. Students will build confidence, learn to follow directions and memorize choreography. Active listening and participation for 45 minutes is required. Basic hip-hop vocabulary and the introduction of counting are just a few of the things you’ll learn in this upbeat, high-energy class! Age: 11+ Want to learn new dance moves? Students at this level build confidence, learn to follow directions and memorize choreography to share with their friends. Active listening and participation for one hour is required. Learn basic hip-hop vocabulary, counting and some isolation work in this upbeat, high-energy class! FIRST CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL Age: 7 – 10 Resident $40; Non-Resident $44 12893 09/16 – 10/14 Mon Resident $47; Non-Resident $51 12894 10/21 – 12/02 Mon

5:15 – 6 pm 5:15 – 6 pm

Age: 11+

Resident $44; Non-Resident $48 12895 09/16 – 10/14 Mon Resident $53; Non-Resident $58 12896 10/21 – 12/02 Mon

6 – 7 pm 6 – 7 pm

STAR CENTER Age: 4 – 6

Center Pass $22; Resident $27; Non-Resident $30 12897 09/17 – 10/15 Tue 4:30 – 5 pm Center Pass $30; Resident $38; Non-Resident $41 12898 10/22 – 12/03 Tue 4:30 – 5 pm

Age: 7 – 10

Center Pass $32; Resident $40; Non-Resident $44 12899 09/17 – 10/15 Tue 5 – 5:45 pm Center Pass $44; Resident $55; Non-Resident $60 12900 10/22 – 12/03 Tue 5 – 5:45 pm

Age: 11+

Center Pass $35; Resident $44; Non-Resident $48 12901 09/17 – 10/15 Tue 5:45 – 6:45 pm Center Pass $50; Resident $62; Non-Resident $68 12902 10/22 – 12/03 Tue 5:45 – 6:45 pm

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Tap, Beginning Age: 4 - 7 Learn the basics of tap technique in a supportive environment. Our tap classes cover the basics of Broadway Tap, all the way to the intricacies of Rhythm Tap. Sign up for a tap class today that will leave you hungry to learn more rhythms and take on the challenges of quick footwork! *Tap shoes and instructor permission are required.

Become a Metro Arts Preferred Customer Sign up now… pay later!

As a Metro Arts Preferred Customer, your space in class is reserved through December, 2019. Register online (entering a barcode for each session) through the scheduled payments option and you won’t be charged until the week before class begins. No more hassle of having to register between sessions. For more info: (253) 305-1022 or MetroParksTacoma.org/Arts.

CENTER AT NORPOINT Age: 4 – 6

Center Pass $22; Resident $27; Non-Resident $30 12903 09/17 – 10/15 Tue 4:30 – 5 pm Center Pass $30; Resident $38; Non-Resident $41 12904 10/22 – 12/03 Tue 4:30 – 5 pm

Age: 7 – 10

Center Pass $32; Resident $40; Non-Resident $44 12905 09/17 – 10/15 Tue 5 – 5:45 pm Center Pass $44; Resident $55; Non-Resident $60 12906 10/22 – 12/03 Tue 5 – 5:45 pm

Age: 11+

Center Pass $35; Resident $44; Non-Resident $48 12907 09/17 – 10/15 Tue 5:45 – 6:45 pm Center Pass $50; Resident $62; Non-Resident $68 12908 10/22 – 12/03 Tue 5:45 – 6:45 pm

PEOPLE’S COMMUNITY CENTER Age: 7 - 10

Center Pass $35; Resident $44; Non-Resident $48 12909 09/18 – 10/16 Wed 5:45 – 6:45 pm Center Pass $42; Resident $53; Non-Resident $58 12910 10/23 – 12/04 Wed 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Jazz Jazz, Beginning Age: 6 - 10 Dancers are introduced to jazz technique in a supportive environment, engaging in center floor warm up, which focuses on stretch and strengthening, the basic turns and leaps of across-the-floor activities and center floor combinations, which encourage the use of new skills and the ability to learn choreography. Students taking the beginning jazz class are encouraged to also participate in a ballet class consistently. Bring your jazz flats and jump into the joy of jazz! People’s Community Center Center Pass $32; Resident $40; Non-Resident $44 12925 09/19 – 10/17 Thu 6:15 – 7 pm 12924 10/24 – 12/05 Thu 6:15 – 7 pm

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School of the Arts – Ted Brown Resident $22; Non-Resident $25 12927 09/21 - 10/19 Sat No class 10/05 Resident $27; Non-Resident $30 12928 10/26 - 11/23 Sat

Jazz, Intermediate Age: 6 - 12 Dancers at this level must have taken two ballet sessions and must currently be enrolled in a ballet class. Intermediate turns and leaps, confidence, strength, musicality and improvisation are all implemented in class so that dancers advance quickly and gain an understanding of different jazz and contemporary styles. Instructor permission is required for 8-year-old students who have not attended the 6-8 beginning level jazz for a full dance season (fall–spring). Bring your creativity and desire to move to the music! School of the Arts

Age: 6 – 9

Resident $44; Non-Resident $48 12911 09/16 – 10/14 Mon Resident $53; Non-Resident $58 12912 10/21 – 12/02 Mon

6:15 – 7:15 pm 6:15 – 7:15 pm

Age: 9 – 12

Resident $44; Non-Resident $48 12921 09/19 – 10/17 Thu 12922 10/24 – 12/05 Thu

6 – 7 pm 6 – 7 pm

Jazz, Advanced Age: 13+ Dancers at this level must have taken two ballet sessions and must currently be enrolled in a ballet class. Dancers are expected to complete things like double pirouettes, advanced leaps and progressions, moves from turned out and parallel positions. Bring your jazz flats and be prepared to take on advanced choreography, strengthening and finding your personality as a jazz dancer. Instructor permission is required for students aged 13+ who have not attended the 6-8 or 9-12 beginning level jazz for a full dance season (fall–spring). School of the Arts – Ted Brown Resident $44; Non-Resident $48 12923 06/19 – 10/17 Thu 12924 10/24 – 12/05 Thu

11 – 11:30 am 11 – 11:30 am

Tap, Intermediate Age: 11+ This class is most appropriate for dancers with a minimum of two or more years of tap experience. You’ll learn technique in both Broadway and Rhythm tap, building a solid understanding of counting and confidence in picking up and repeating rhythms. This class will challenge and inspire dancers to get their feet moving into fast-paced choreography. *Tap shoes and instructor permission are required. STAR Center Center Pass $35; Resident $44; Non-Resident $48 12929 09/16 - 10/14 Mon 4:30 – 5:30 pm Center Pass $42; Resident $53; Non-Resident $58 12930 10/21 - 12/02 Mon 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Contemporary/Lyrical, Beg/Int. Age: 12+ Work on proper use of modern and ballet technique, core strength, engaging in center floor warm-up and strengthening, across-the-floor, and choreography memorization. Dancers take on challenging and inspiring choreography that implements ballet and modern movement. Bare feet and/ or modern slippers are acceptable. Be willing to sweat, dance and refine your technique. School of the Arts – Ted Brown Resident $44; Non-Resident $48 12931 09/17 – 10/15 Tue Resident $62; Non-Resident $68 12932 10/22 - 12/03 Tue

6 – 7 pm 6 – 7 pm

5 – 6 pm 5 – 6 pm

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En Dehors Company Age: 13+ Audition required. EDDC is comprised of dancers hand-selected based on technique and ability in multiple dance disciplines. Dancers are selected at fall dance auditions. EDDC Wednesday classes focus on ballet, tap, conditioning, theatre and choreography; Thursday classes feature ballet. EDDC will perform in various dance performances throughout the year with Metro Arts and will perform in additional recital performances. EDDC is separate from Mini, Junior and Senior Companies. School of the Arts Resident $78; Non-Resident $82 12933 09/18 – 10/16 Wed Resident $93; Non-Resident $97 12934 10/23 – 12/04 Wed

5 – 8 pm 5 – 8 pm

Senior Company Age: 12+ Audition required. Senior Company students are required to take the Senior Company Rehearsal, Pre-Pointe, Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Modern classes. Required classes are held at Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA). Students are recommended to take ballet three times per week, and should expect to take classes from a variety of instructors to enhance their knowledge and training. Senior Company students are only accepted via an audition process during the last week of August, which consists of teacher recommendation, interview and traditional dance audition. School of the Arts Resident $26; Non-Resident $29 12935 09/17 – 10/15 Tue Resident $36; Non-Resident $39 12936 10/22 – 12/03 Tue

7 – 8 pm 7 – 8 pm

Junior Company Age: 9 - 12 Audition required. Junior Company students are required to take the Junior Company Rehearsal, Intermediate 8-12 year old Ballet (2 days/week), and Jazz classes. All required classes are held at Tacoma School of the Arts. Many Junior Company students opt to enroll in tap or hip-hop in addition to the required classes and are required to either take the One-Week Summer Dance Intensive or weekly classes during the summer as part of their company commitment. During the Dance Intensive Camp, instructors will gauge students and take a practice audition, or students may audition during the last week of August in a more traditional audition setting. Teacher recommendation is valued highly when considering placement within the company. School of the Arts Resident $21; Non-Resident $24 12938 09/21 – 10/19 Sat No class 10/05 Resident $26; Non-Resident $29 12939 10/26 – 11/23 Sat

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Mini Company Age: 6 - 9 *Instructor permission required. Mini Company students are required to take Mini Company Rehearsal and Ballet two days per week, on Monday and Saturday, at Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA). This class backs up to the company rehearsal time, which is more convenient for parents and children. It is also suggested these students register for the 6-8 year old jazz class on Monday nights at SOTA, but it is not a requirement. Registration is open Fall Session 1 and Winter Session 2. There is not an audition to be part of this group, but parent conference and teacher recommendation is necessary to ensure the student is ready to take this next step. School of the Arts Resident $21; Non-Resident $24 12941 09/21 – 10/19 Sat No class 10/05 Resident $26; Non-Resident $29 12942 10/26 – 11/23 Sat

9 – 10 am 9 – 10 am

Dance Workshops Age: 8 - 11 Our Dance Workshops give dancers the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in a fast-paced hour packed with new dance techniques and training. Each hour of the workshop focuses on a different style of dance. Sign up today and be prepared to dance, sweat and be inspired! STAR Center Resident $10; Non-Resident $15 12943 10/04 Fri

Cultural Arts Adult Dance Ballroom, Private Lessons Age: 18+ Dance the way you’ve always wanted to! Select the style of dance and details you want to learn and progress at your own pace. Private lessons are a great way to get a jump start on ballroom dance or go beyond the foundation levels. STAR Center

Weekday afternoons and evenings. Call (253) 305-1039 for more information. Ballroom, Friday Night Lessons & Dance Age: 18+ What’s your favorite type of dance? Rumba, cha-cha, foxtrot, waltz, swing… One dance explored each week! STAR Center DROP-IN FEE ONLY STAR Pass $15 both; $11 lesson; $8 dance Resident $20 both; $15 lesson; $11 dance Non-Resident $22 both; $16 lesson; $12 dance 09/07 - 12/20 Fri 6:45 - 7:45 pm

5 – 7 pm

Age: 12+ Our Dance Workshops give dancers the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in a fast-paced hour packed with new dance techniques and training. Each hour of the workshop focuses on a different style of dance. Sign up today and be prepared to dance, sweat and be inspired! STAR Center Resident $10; Non-Resident $15 12944 10/04 Fri

Wilson High School

MetroParksTacoma.org/Arts 12:15 – 1:15 pm

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Center at Norpoint

Irish Step Dance, Fire and Ice

Center Pass $37; Resident $46; Non-Resident $50 13092 09/02 – 09/30 Mon 6 – 7 pm Center Pass $30; Resident $37; Non-Resident $40 13093 10/07 - 10/28 Mon 6 – 7 pm Center Pass $22; Resident $28; Non-Resident $32 13094 11/04 - 11/25 Mon 6 – 7 pm 13095 12/02 - 12/16 Mon 6 – 7 pm

Irish Step Dance, Fire and Ice Company Rehearsal

Center Pass $30; Resident $37; Non-Resident $40 13088 09/05 - 09/26 Thu 6:45 - 8:30 pm Center Pass $37; Resident $46; Non-Resident $50 13089 10/03 – 10/31 Thu 6:45 - 8:30 pm Center Pass $22; Resident $28; Non-Resident $32 13090 11/07 - 11/21 Thu 6:45 - 8:30 pm Thu 6:45 - 8:30 pm 13091 12/05 - 12/19

5 – 7 pm

FREE Winter Arts Showcase Age: 3+ Saturday, December 7 Winter Arts showcase is our “No Frills” dance recital. Metro Arts Dance students enrolled October – December are invited to participate in this free performance at Wilson High School. An informal celebration of what students have been working on during the fall sessions, the showcase gives each class the chance to perform on stage. There is no charge to attend and no costume to purchase. For more information visit our Metro Arts website!

Irish Step Dance Age: 16+ Invigorating moves like galloping, hopping, high-stepping and skipping make up this fiery style of dance. Master the fundamentals in this upbeat class! Learn solo steps and group dances, and get your body moving in a whole new way!

Irish Step Dance, Fire and Ice Adult Company 1

DANCE LESSONS

Wedding Package Special! STAR Center: Rob Sutherland Enjoy your special day with lessons and a choreographed first dance. Bride and Groom can select the style of dance they feel suits them best. Package includes 4 lessons.

Mention this ad and receive a 15% discount! Age: 18+ • $250 MetroParksTacoma.org/GO • (253) 305-1022

Center Pass: $30; Resident $37; Non-Resident $40 13081 09/04 - 09/25 Wed 6:45 - 8:30 pm Center Pass $37; Resident $46; Non-Resident $50 13082 10/02 - 10/30 Wed 6:45 - 8:30 pm Center Pass $22; Resident $28; Non-Resident $32 13083 11/06 - 11/20 Wed 6:45 - 8:30 pm Wed 6:45 - 8:30 pm 13084 12/04 - 12/18

Irish Step Dance, Fire and Ice Adult Company 2

Center Pass $37; Resident $46; Non-Resident $50 13096 09/02 – 09/30 Mon 7:30 – 8:30 pm Center Pass $30; Resident $37; Non-Resident $40 13097 10/07 - 10/28 Mon 7:30 – 8:30 pm Center Pass $22; Resident $28; Non-Resident $32 13098 11/04 - 11/25 Mon 7:30 – 8:30 pm 13099 12/02 - 12/16 Mon 7:30 – 8:30 pm

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Cultural Arts Theatre & Film

Visual Arts

Acting 1, Beginning Age: 5 - 8 Whether your child is a born performer or needs a little coaxing to open up, acting classes can be a great way to explore creativity and build skills and confidence! Fun drama games teach the foundations of interacting with other performers as we work toward an informal performance for family and friends. Keep an eye out for Acting II in the spring!

Music Private Music Lessons Age: 6+ What’s stopping you? Has it been awhile since you’ve played? Are you nervous about how you’ll do learning to play a new instrument? You won’t know unless you try. And the payoff could lead to a lifelong passion! Sign up for lessons today and see where it takes you! Learn to play or dust off that old instrument with private, half-hour instructions. To sign up visit MetroParksTacoma.org/Arts. Months with 1 lesson Months with 2 lessons Months with 3 lessons Months with 4 lessons Months with 5 lessons

$17 / $22 $34 / $39 $51 / $56 $68 / $73 $85 / $90

STAR Center

Piano Mon Thurs

3 - 7:30 pm 3 - 7:30 pm

Violin Tue Fri

3 - 7 pm 4 - 5 pm

Guitar Tue Thu

6 - 8 pm 7 - 8 pm

Ukulele Wed

4 - 8 pm

Eastside Community Center

Guitar Tue Fri

Drums Fri Sat

6 - 8 pm 6 - 8 pm

Drums Mon Wed

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5 – 5:45 pm

Age: 8 - 12 Acting classes open up the world to your child, providing opportunities for creativity, teamwork and empathy. Building skills as solo performers and as part of an ensemble, students participate in improv games, monologues, and skits as they work toward an informal performance for family and friends. Keep an eye out for Acting II in the spring! Eastside Community Center Resident $92; Non-Resident $101 13118 09/19 – 12/05 Thu People’s Community Center Resident $101; Non-Resident $111 13117 09/19 – 12/05 Thu

6 – 7:30 pm

Acting 1, Beginning/Intermediate Age: 12+ Acting classes teach kids to be more adaptable and flexible. In this intensive class, kids improve as performers and learn to function together as a smooth and entertaining ensemble. We emphasize emoting, projection, teamwork and delivery as we work toward an informal performance for family and friends. Keep an eye out for Acting II in the spring! People’s Community Center Resident $120; Non-Resident $132 13247 09/16 – 12/02 Mon

People’s Community Center Resident $50; Non-Resident $62 13119 09/19 – 10/17 Thu 13120 10/24 – 12/05 Thu

5 – 7 pm 5 – 7 pm

Introduction to Watercolor and Acrylic Painting It’s easier to create something awesome when you understand your medium. In this class, get to know watercolor and acrylic paints and how you can use them to express yourself. Create representational and abstract paintings, exploring compositions such as still life, landscapes, abstract, figure and portrait painting. Bring home works of art to hang on the wall and show to friends and family! Center at Norpoint

Age: 8 – 12

Resident $50; Non-Resident $62 13121 09/19 – 10/17 Thu Thu 13122 10/24 – 12/05

5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm

Age: 18+

Resident $40, Non-Resident $52 13123 10/08 – 10/29 Tue

6 – 7:30 pm

6 – 7:30 pm

5 – 7 pm

6 - 8 pm 4 - 8 pm 4 - 8 pm

Stewart Heights Resident $100; Non-Resident $110 13257 09/19 – 12/05 Thu

People’s Community Center Thu

5 – 5:45 pm

All Things Props and Design Age: 12+ Students in the program will be able to take a look behind the scenes of a theatre production! They will spend their time learning about the tips and tricks to create and design what the visual portion of a theatre production needs. They will work on creating props, back drops and learning about how to make transitioning of these items easiest.

6 - 8 pm 10 am - 12 pm

Guitar

STAR Center Resident $105; Non-Resident $115 13115 09/17 – 12/03 Tue Center at Norpoint Resident $88; Non-Resident $96 13116 09/19 – 12/05 Thu

3D Creations Age: 8 - 12 Do you love to work with your hands and explore you creative side? The world of 3D art gives you a chance to do both! Use a variety of materials and different techniques and methods to create 3D art pieces to take home.

HOMESCHOOLERS WELCOME! Metro Parks offers a wide range of homeschool programs throughout the district, from homeschool science at Tacoma Nature Center to homeschool history at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum to physical education at STAR Center and Center at Norpoint. For more info visit MetroParksTacoma.org/Homeschool or call (253) 305-1022.

Cartooning Age: 11 - 16 Cartooning takes a special kind of eye and artistry. If you enjoy comics, perhaps you’d be a good cartoonist! Learn how to capture action, words and motion in small pictures! Explore drawing, pastels and all the art forms that come together to make a good cartoon. Resident $50; Non-Resident $62 13124 09/16 - 10/14 Mon Resident $60; Non-Resident $72 13125 10/21 - 12/02 Mon

5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm

Portrait Drawing Age: 11 - 16 Wouldn’t it be fun to capture images of your friends, family and even strangers as you see them? Learn how to create portraits using just your pencil and sketchpad! Refine your techniques and learn how to express people’s essence in your drawings. Love to draw, but want to learn more? Pull up a seat! School of the Arts Resident $50; Non-Resident $62 13126 09/16 - 10/14 Wed Resident $60; Non-Resident $72 13127 10/21 - 12/02 Wed

5 – 6:30 pm 5 – 6:30 pm

Intermediate Visual Arts Age: 50+ Finally! You have some time to be creative, explore different artistic media and learn about art, all while making new friends! Explore various media, creating works of art and finetuning your skills. Try your hand at drawing with graphite, charcoal, pastels, paints and other media. Deepen your knowledge of art and learn about different aesthetic perspectives. STAR Center Resident $92; Non-Resident $100 13128 Wed

9 am - 12 pm

5 – 7 pm

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Fitness & Wellness • Martial Arts • Outdoor & Studio Fitness • Yoga Your fitness is personal. Research about the benefits of exercise is out there; we’ve all read it. But you already know you feel better when you feel strong, when you’re flexible and feel like your ticker is ticking away with a spring in its step. Sometimes the biggest challenge to being fit is knowing how to begin. Metro Parks has countless ways for you to make a strong start, from fitness center memberships (complete with helpful personal trainers), community sports teams and fitness classes galore to a 5k race or a walk every time you turn around. Pick one. Start here. Let us help you get started and stay strong.

Introduction to Climbing Fitness, fun… and really strong fingers! Rock climbing and bouldering at Norpoint, you’ll learn climbing techniques, conditioning and safety as you build focus and trust in your new climbing friends. Center at Norpoint Center Pass $80; Resident $100; Non-Resident $110

Age: 5 – 7

Personal Training Do you need a little extra motivation and guidance for your workouts? Our personal trainers at STAR Center, Center at Norpoint and Eastside Community Center will help you achieve your fitness goals! Call (253) 404-3939 for STAR Center, (253) 404-3900 for Center at Norpoint, (253) 404-3990 for Eastside Community Center to schedule a complimentary assessment and consultation.

Little Dragons Gung Fu Age: 6+ The legendary Bruce Lee called his martial art style “The art of fighting without fighting.” (You may know it as Kung Fu.) Students will learn modified martial arts movements combined with footwork, coordination and conditioning exercises. Keeping it safe and fun, we use training gear to help kids develop technique.

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09/10 – 10/01 10/08 – 10/29 11/05 – 12/26 12/03 – 12/17

9:30 – 10:30 am 9:30 – 10:30 am 9:30 – 10:30 am 9:30 – 10:30 am

Tue Tue Tue Tue

5 – 6 pm 5 – 6 pm 5 – 6 pm 5 – 6 pm

Tue Tue Tue Tue

6 – 7 pm 6 – 7 pm 6 – 7 pm 6 – 7 pm

Pop Tumbling Pop your little one into a high-energy intro to tumbling with Pop Gymnastics Collective. Young gymnasts practice shapes, rolling, handstands, cartwheels and arcing as they develop strength, flexibility and agility. Age: 9 - 10

Is it a fitness regimen? A discipline? A way to defend yourself? Martial arts provides all three. From Karate to Kendo, watch advanced practitioners and you know that martial arts increase strength, flexibility and cardio endurance, but did you know that it can also improve your posture, stamina and mental acuity? The sense of preparedness that comes with learning self-defense helps kids build confidence and resolve conflict in a healthy way. Aging adults who practice some sort of martial art can expect sharper mental function and delayed cognitive decline. Take a look at your options, slip off your shoes and join us in the dojo.

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09/10 – 10/01 10/08 – 10/29 11/05 – 12/26 12/03 – 12/17

STAR Center Resident $41.25; Non-Resident $55

MARTIAL ARTS

STAR Center Resident $32; Non-Resident $39 12090 09/07 Sat Sat 12091 10/05 12092 11/02 Sat 12093 12/07 Sat

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Tiger Tao Karate Age: 6+ A well-balanced mind and body begins with karate. Tiger Tao builds strength, improves coordination, quickens reflexes, and builds stamina. Learn self-defense techniques while making friends.

12205 09/18 – 10/09

People’s Community Center Resident $30; Non-Resident $35 12186 10/01 – 10/24 Tue/Thu 12187 12/03 – 12/19 Tue/Thu Center at Norpoint Resident $35; Non-Resident $40 12846 09/09 – 10/02 Mon/Wed 12847 10/07 – 10/30 Mon/Wed Mon/Wed 11876 11/04 – 11/25 11877 12/02 – 12/18 Mon/Wed

Age: 4 – 5 6 – 7:30 pm 6 – 7:30 pm

Age: 10 – 11

12212 10/16 – 11/06

OUTDOOR & STUDIO FITNESS Belay Training Age: 18+ On belay! Do you know what to do with a climber “up rope”? The belayer turns a climbing rope into a safety tool, securing a climber’s ascent and descent. Belaying is a critical climbing skill that can be easy to learn, but requires lots a lot of practice. Learn the ropes on our indoor climbing wall. Center at Norpoint Center Pass $30; Resident $40; Non-Resident $45 12771 09/09 – 09/30 Mon 5 – 6 pm 12772 10/07 – 10/28 Mon 5 – 6 pm 12773 11/01 – 11/25 Mon 5 – 6 pm 12774 12/02 – 12/16 Mon 5 – 6 pm

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Wed

4:20 – 5:50 pm

Beginning Kundalini Yoga Age: 15+ In 13 weeks, learn physical postures, breathing techniques and meditations that build strength, flexibility, mental ease, and balance. Diane Bunting with 44 years of yoga instruction inspires and empowers. Classes fill fast so register early to ensure your spot in this enlightening experience. Jefferson Field House, STAR Center Resident $143; Non-Resident $153 13004 09/16 – 12/23 Mon 5:45 – 7:15 pm

Intermediate Kundalini Yoga 13005 09/16 – 12/23

Mon

7:30 – 9 pm

Kundalini Yoga: Beginning (Women) 13007 09/12 – 12/19

Mon

4:15 – 5:30 pm

Kundalini Yoga: Intermediate (Women) 13008 09/12 – 12/19

Mon

7:30 – 9 pm

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Run with it!

Age: 11 – 12

12214 11/13 – 12/11 Wed 4:20 – 5:50 pm Center at Norpoint Center Pass $35; Resident $40; Non-Resident $45 11842 09/17 – 10/08 11843 10/15 – 11/05 12864 11/12 – 12/09

Age: 6 – 11 6 – 7:30 pm 6 – 7:30 pm 6 – 7:30 pm 6 – 7:30 pm

Wed

YOGA

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Tue Tue Tue

4:20 – 5 pm 4:20 – 5 pm 4:20 – 5 pm

Tue Tue Tue

5:10 – 5:50 pm 5:10 – 5:50 pm 5:10 – 5:50 pm

Mini-Tumbling Age: 4 – 5 Pop your little one into a high-energy intro to tumbling with Pop Gymnastics Collective. Little gymnasts will practice shapes, rolling, handstands, cartwheels and arcing. People’s Community Center Resident $40; Non-Resident $50 12134 09/19 – 10/10 Thu 12141 11/14 – 12/12 Thu

11:20 am - 12 pm 11:20 am - 12 pm

Parent + Mini-Tumbling Age: 2 – 3 Tumble together! Help your mini develop gross motor skills while learning to roll, balance and play with others. Pop Gymnastics Collective provides tumbling instruction and movement education for toddlers to elementary-age students. People’s Community Center Resident $40; Non-Resident $50 12184 09/19 – 10/10 Thu 12185 11/14 – 12/12 Thu

10:30 - 11:10 am 10:30 - 11:10 am

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Nature Education & Outdoor Adventure • • • •

Nature Education & Outdoor Adventure

Fishing Nature & Wildlife Education Outdoor Adventures Walks & Hiking

Park Ranger and Point Defiance Visitors Center Birding for Seniors Tacoma’s crown jewel park is home to birds of many feathers! Enjoy a short naturalist lecture (seating provided), followed by an optional short walk, thanks to Franke Tobey Jones Senior University.

You know that feeling you get when you see a rainbow, or uncover a bird’s nest, jump in a puddle or discover a new trail? Those “discoveries” are important parts of a happy, healthy life. They also give you something to think about, to compare your “indoors” life to. You learn what seasons really mean, how plants and animals work together, how what we do impacts where we live. When you step outside, you step into a whole new world that helps you develop creativity, compassion and adaptability. That means you’re aware and resilient: Other people see a rainy day; you see a rainbow and a puddle to jump into!

Point Defiance Marina Visit PointDefianceMarina.com for more details. Basic Fishing Class Age: 8+ with Adult Explore local fresh and saltwater fishing with a look at knot tying, tackle and rigging techniques, fish ID, green marina practices, regulations and safety. Youth and adults must register together. BSA Merit Badge available upon request. $15 11763 10/12

Age: 15+

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Sat

10 am – 12 pm

Sat

10 am – 12 pm

Squid Fishing Age: 8+ with adult Learn the basics, with an eye toward environmental awareness, then we’ll talk about how to prepare a delicious squid dinner. Youth and adults must register together. $15 11766 10/19 11767 12/07

Sat Sat

3:30 – 6 pm 3:30 – 6 pm

Squid Fishing Derby Age: 8+ See details in the pull-out guide. with adult Space is limited. Must pre-register. 11765 11/09

Sat

3:30 – 6 pm

10/11 Fri

Coffee with the Birds Age 10+ Discover Point Defiance Park’s birds with free coffee and Tahoma Audubon’s free binocular library. The Slater Museum of Natural History will provide real bird specimens to view! Bring a mug: Bluebeard Coffee will provide free coffee and hot chocolate. $5 11455 09/14 11456 10/12

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Photo Tours Age: 18+ Love wildlife? Love taking photos? Combine your passions on a unique tour of Northwest Treks’ 435- acre Free-Roaming Area. You’ll get fantastic shots of animals like American bison, Roosevelt elk, bighorn sheep, moose, and deer. 09/07, 10/27 8 - 10:30 am 11/09, 12/07, 12/15 9 - 11:30 am Northwest Trek member $60; Non-member $65. Book at nwtrek.org.

Keeper Adventure Tours Age: 5+ Want to get up close and personal with a moose? Stare down a bison? Then hop in the Jeep with one of our keepers and get off the tram road for a 90-minute animal adventure you’ll never forget. Reserve at nwtrek.org/tours. Northwest Trek Member $80; Non-Member $90 Daily through 09/30 10:30 am & 1 pm 09/30 - 12/03 Times vary, see nwtrek.org

Elk Bugling Tours

Age: 12+

Ever heard the eerie sound of an elk bugling? The gunshot clash of rams butting heads? Take a two-hour, naturalist-guided tram tour through our Free-Roaming Area, and keep your eyes and ears peeled for bugling calls, sparring and more. 09/14, 09/15, 09/21, 09/22, 09/28, 09/29, 10/5, 10/06, 10/12, 10/13 8 - 10 am Northwest Trek member $65; Non-member $70. Book at nwtrek.org.

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Critter Club Age: 3-5 with adult Young learners and their accompanying adult will hear a fun story, have a special animal encounter and make a craft to take home. 11 am - 12 pm 09/12 - 09/13 Marvelous Macaws 09/26 - 09/27 Silly Sea Otters 10/10 - 10/11 Excellent Elephants 10/24 - 10/25 Outstanding Owls 11/07 - 11/08 Jiggly Jellies 11/21 - 11/22 Acrobatic Apes 12/05 - 12/06 Massive Muskox 12/19 - 12/20 Fabulous Fish With pre-registration: Zoo members $11/child, Non-members $14/child; $15 without pre-registration. Register at pdza.org.

Zoo Careers Age: 11+ Curious about Zoo jobs? Teens (ages 13-17) and adults alike can participate in Marine Biologist for a Day or Keeper for a Day. Youth (ages 11-18) can also get involved with our Youth Volunteer Program. Teen Keeper: 09/7, 10/5, 11/09, 12/14 Teen Marine Biologist: 09/14, 10/19, 11/02, 12/07 Adult Keeper: 10/26, 12/08 Adult Marine Biologist: 09/21, 11/16

9 – 10:30 am 9 – 10:30 am

Forest Mindfulness Age: 10+ Let the forest be your guide. Time among the trees of Point Defiance Park means you can slow down and experience the forest in a new way with Certified Forest Therapy Guide Julie Hepp. Connect to your senses, to yourself and to others and gain a deeper appreciation of the forest. $20 13009 10/13

Sun

1 – 3 pm

Ranger-Led Nature Walk The elusive Banana Slug. The prehistoriclooking Pileated Woodpecker. The fidgety Douglas Squirrel. What will we find in the old-growth forests of Point Defiance Park? Who knows? Explore with a naturalist-led group and find out! 11450 11451 11452 11453 11454

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Sat Sun Sat Sun Sat

1 – 2 pm 1 – 2 pm 1 – 2 pm 1 – 2 pm 1 – 2 pm

Tacoma Giants: Immersion Tree Walk Among the giants, is the giantest giant of all! Walk to the tallest tree in Point Defiance and immerse yourself in living natural history. Yes, you must be able to walk two miles over uneven terrain, but when you see it… BAM! $8 09/29 Sun 10/27 Sun 11/04 Sun

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Nature Education & Outdoor Adventure Family Nature Walks: Fall Colors Nature puts on a vibrant show each fall. Learn from a naturalist how plants and animals in our parks adapt to the seasons. Registration is requested. Not recommended for strollers, wheelchairs or children under 3.

Tacoma Nature Center Eastside Nature Hours Nature is everywhere you look! Explore outdoors (bundle up!), and enjoy crafts at the center. Join the Eastside Family Nature Club for $20/year for the whole family and enjoy all related programs for free! Check in at the front desk. Registration is requested. $1/person

The Giving Tree Learn about the trees in your neighborhood and how they make our lives better. 10892 09/14

Sat

2 – 3 pm

Nocturnal Noises Are you a night owl? Learn about whooo’s up late with you in the nocturnal hours. 10893 10/12

Sat

2 – 3 pm

Winter Is Coming Wild animals survive the cold without heated houses, grocery stores or winter jackets. Find out how! 10894 10/19 00000 11/09

Sat Sat

7:30 – 9 pm 2 – 3 pm

Return of the Salmon Catch a ride to Salmon Saturday at Swan Creek Park to learn about chum salmon and watch them spawn. 10895 12/14

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Swan Creek Park Meet at the Pioneer entrance of Swan Creek Park 2829 Pioneer Way E. 12757 10/12 Sat 10 – 11 am Wapato Park Meet at Sheridan entrance by the playground 6500 S. Sheridan Avenue 13073 10/19 Sat 10 - 11 am Oak Tree Park Meet at the S. Cedar and S. 74th streets entrance of the park near the playground. 13013 10/26 Sat 10 - 11 am Tacoma Nature Center Check in at the front desk 13010 10/26 Sat 1 – 2 pm Wapato Hills Park Meet at S. 64th and Wapato near the playground. 13071 11/02 Sat 10 – 11 am Titlow Park Meet near Titlow Lodge: 8425 6th Avenue. 13011 11/09 Sat 10 – 11 am McKinley Park Meet at 645 Upper Park Street near the skate park and playground. 13085 11/16 Sat 10 – 11 am

Nature Yoga Go beyond tree pose! We’ll guide kids and adult partners through activities combined with yoga warm-up, workout, strength, cool down and relaxation poses. Adult attendance is required. Bring a mat or use one of ours. Drop-ins welcome if the class is not full. 75-minute class is indoors/outdoors, so dress accordingly and feel free to leave after 60 minutes if children get antsy. Presented by CHI Franciscan $15/adult-child combo; $5/additional adult or child 12831 09/07 Sat 9:30 – 10:45 am 12834 10/05 Sat 9:30 – 10:45 am Sat 9:30 – 10:45 am 12836 11/02 12839 12/07 Sat 9:30 – 10:45 am

Nature Education & Outdoor Adventure Outdoor Adventure Intermediate Paddle: Nisqually Age: 18+ Sunset Adult Outing Enjoy an evening paddle through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Check out all kinds of birds, sea life and plants as you paddle. $65+tax/person; $58.50/TNC Member 10425 09/07 Sat 3:30 – 6:30 pm

$6 11667 10/05

Sat

7:30 – 9 pm

Beginner Paddle: Thea Foss Age: 7+ Waterway Outing Spend a couple of hours paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. Paddle past the Glass Museum, marinas, and under the historic 11th Street Bridge on this urban water adventure. $35+tax/person; $31.50/TNC Member 10425 09/21 Sat

10 am – 12 pm

Beginning Kayaking Class Let’s get you paddling! In this classroom session, learn about our local waters, how to choose a kayak and gear, basic paddle strokes, staying safe, and where to paddle. Pre-registration required. $25; $22.75/TNC Member 8502 10/16 11770 11/05

Wed Tue

6 – 8 pm 6 – 8 pm

Intermediate Kayaking Class Perfect your paddling! We’ll cover kayak hull designs, gear for more serious paddlers, paddle design, advanced strokes, recovery techniques and an intro to navigation and kayak camping. Pre-registration required. $25; $22.75/TNC Member 11771 10/30

Wed

6 – 8 pm

Pier Peer in Tacoma Explore the mysterious after-dark world of life under the docks, peering at and scooping organisms attracted to our underwater lights. Warm up afterward with hot cocoa. A 1:1 adult/child ratio is required and children must be 8 or older. Dress warmly, bring flashlights or head lamps. All participants must wear PFDs so bring your own or borrow ours. $10

Sign up for both beginning and intermediate classes and receive a 10% discount: $45/person; $40.50/TNC members

Excellent Echinoderms Their name is as spiky as they are! Let’s find some prickly echinoderms - sea stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers - at home under the docks. 12920 10/12

Sat

7:30 – 9 pm

Jelly Jubilee Jellyfish undulate, glide and propel themselves in incredible ways! Learn about jelly fish, comb jellies and whatever else is attracted to our lights.

Girl Scout, Cub Scout, and Boy Scout programs available at Tacoma Nature Center. Visit TacomaNatureCenter.org or call (253) 404-3930 for more information. GO Guide September - December 2019

Nature at Night: Tacoma Nature Center Discover who goes bump in the night! Walk the trails and learn about the nocturnal residents in the park. Warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. For ages 7 and up. Adults must accompany children. Registration required.

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SePTEMBER End of Summer Blast August 31 - September 2

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day September 21

9:30 am - 6 pm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Visit the Zoo for an end-of-summer celebration featuring amazing animals and engaging activities. Free with zoo admission. pdza.org

Feeding Frenzy August 31 - September 2

9:30 am - 6 pm Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Chomp! Gobble! Chew! Watch Northwest Trek Wildlife Park's animals enjoy meals designed to stimulate their natural foraging behaviors. • Free with admission nwtrek.org

PROVIDING SPORT, SOCIAL, AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES! FALL PROGRAMS OPEN NOW!

REQUIRED

Specialized and Adaptive Recreation programs work together to provide

sport, social, and recreational opportunities for people of all abilities. This includes a variety of Adaptive Recreation programs serving youth through adult with physical disabilities through activities such as wheelchair basketball, adaptive cycling, goalball, and adaptive youth programs. And Specialized Recreation programs for people with intellectual disabilities including programs like Special Olympics sports training, camping trips, community based day trips, art and cooking classes, on-going weekly social programs, and special events like the upcoming Cinderella Ball. Community members requesting ADA inclusion accommodations are also served by the capable Specialized and Adaptive Recreation staff.

Senior Month at Northwest Trek September 1 - 30 9:30 am - 4 pm Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Senior Citizens (65+) enjoy half-price General Admission to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park all month. nwtrek.org

Glow Golf Party September 6, 13

10 - 12 pm Meadow Park Golf Course Enjoy a round of golf in the dark on the Williams Nine Course with friends. $40 Presented by Michelob Ultra.

MeadowParkGolf.com

Harvest Home

September 7

11 am - 5 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Celebrate the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn. • $0 - $10.50 FortNisqually.org

11 am - 5 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Free admission to Fort Nisqually. Download a ticket at smithsonianmag.com/museumday FortNisqually.org

Day of Caring Running into the School Year 5k September 27 September 7 9 am - 12 pm 9 am Swan Creek Park Come run or walk into the school year with us at Swan Creek. Backpacks and school supplies will be raffled off by bib number at the end of the race. Presented by CHI-Franciscan

$20 - $30 MetroParksTacoma.org/races

Coffee with the Birds September 14, October 12

9 - 10:30 am Point Defiance Park Enjoy this beginner bird watching event with a cup of hot coffee or cocoa! Theme changes monthly. • $5 PointDefiancePark.org

Slug Celebration Walk September 21, October 19

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Point Defiance Park Join us and celebrate the slimy gastropods – also known as slugs and snails – who call Point Defiance home. PointDefiancePark.org

Staff are housed at the STAR Center, but programs and services are delivered County wide. For additional program information please contact: Parker Ayers, Adaptive Recreation Coordinator: (253) 404-3955 parkera@tacomaparks.com Beau Benner, Specialized Recreation Coordinator: (253) 404-3950 beaub@tacomaparks.com If you cannot reach either of them, please contact: Kodi Smith Doty, Recreation Supervisor: (253) 404-3951 kdoty@tacomaparks.com

ONGOING EVENTS:

Register at

Information at

MetroParksTacoma.org/Adaptive

MetroParksTacoma.org/Specialized

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Check out these ongoing events on the following pages: • Second Sunday Music • Beach Cleanup • Ranger-led Nature Walks • Mobile Blood Drive • Story Hour • Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually

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Second Sunday Music

Each year we challenge corporate groups and individuals to be involved in local community projects in September. ChipInForParks.org

Connecting Art with Nature September 28

10 am - 12 pm Point Defiance Park Join us for this hands-on workshop and learn to work with natural materials to connect with nature and art. • $8 PointDefiancePark.org

Tacoma Open

September 28 - 29

Join us for our annual golf tournament at Meadow Park Golf Course. Presented by Pepsi and supported by Michelob Ultra.

MeadowParkGolf.com

Tacoma Giants Walk: Immersion Tree Walk September 29, October 27, November 4

12 - 2 pm Point Defiance Park Take a walk to the tallest tree in Point Defiance and immerse yourself in its living natural history. • $8 PointDefiancePark.org

Eastside Nature Hour September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14

Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8 Eastside Community Center 1 - 2:30 pm W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Enjoy live acoustic music among the lush tropical floral displays. $3 suggested donation SeymourConservatory.org

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Join Tacoma Nature Center staff for a monthly nature program to learn and create fun crafts. $1/person; $20/family or join the Eastside Family Nature Club for $10/year for the whole family and enjoy all related programs for free! EastsideCommunityCenter.org

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NOVEMBER

OCTOBER Candlelight Tour October 4 - 5

6:30 - 9:30 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical walking tour of Fort Nisqually. Presented by Sound Credit Union Advance tickets required.

Youth $10.50; Adult $15.50 FortNisqually.org

Point Defiance Marina Fall Swap Meet October 5

10 am - 3 pm Point Defiance Marina Vendors $20 (includes 1 table). Must pre-register by October 2. Boating and fishing items as well as swap meet items welcome. PointDefainceMarina.com

Fall Harvest 5k October 5

9 am Wright Park Come join us for a nice fall morning run. This is a chip-timed run through the trails of Wright Park. • $25-$35 Presented by CHI-Franciscan

MetroParksTacoma.org/races

Fall Native Plant Sale October 5

9 am - 2 pm Tacoma Nature Center Landscape your yard with plants that are native to the area. TacomaNatureCenter.org

Nature at Night October 5

Pier Peer in Tacoma: Excellent Echinoderms October 12

10 am - 1 pm This is an annual day of service that offers great opportunities for the Tacoma community to get to know each other and our local green spaces. ChipInforParks.org

Zoo Boo October 12 - 13

9:30 am - 4 pm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Go Boo at the Zoo! Come in costume for a weekend featuring fall-themed decorations and special treats for the animals. Presented by BECU

Free with zoo admission pdza.org

1 - 3 pm Point Defiance Park Learn to slow down and experience the forest in a new way. • $20 PointDefiancePark.org

Pumpkin Patch October 15 - November 3

Harvest Fest at Norpoint October 18

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5:30 - 9:30 pm Center at Norpoint Kids of all ages will enjoy the spooky fun of this haunted house. CenterAtNorpoint.org

Harvest Fest at Eastside Community Center October 19

6:30 - 9 pm Eastside Community Center Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy arts, crafts, games and giveaways! EastsideCommunityCenter.org

Forest Mindfulness October 13

5:30 - 7:30 pm Center at Norpoint Wear your Halloween costume and enjoy arts, crafts, games and giveaways! Presented by Sound Credit Union, supported by Bloodworks NW

CenterAtNorpoint.org

Haunted Hall October 18

Presented by Sound Credit Union, supported by Bloodworks NW

Birding for Seniors October 11

5 - 9 pm Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Come in costume, take a nighttime tram ride through the Free-Roaming Area, play games and go trick-or-treating during the 22 spookiest event of the year. • $12 - $16 nwtrek.org

Point Defiance Marina Squid Fishing Derby November 9

Green Tacoma Day October 12

10 am - 4:30 pm W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Enjoy this unique indoor fall photo opportunity and take photos with a plethora of pumpkins and chrysanthemums! $3 suggested donation SeymourConservatory.org

Hoot ‘n’ Howl October 11 - 12, 18 - 19

6 - 9 pm W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory See local light artists use the plants as canvases and transform the Conservatory into a whole new world. • $0 - $25 SeymourConservatory.org

7:30 - 9 pm Point Defiance Marina Explore hundreds of mysterious life forms below the docks with experienced naturalists. Pre-registration required. $10; Ages 8+ TacomaNatureCenter.org

7:30 - 9 pm Tacoma Nature Center Take a guided walk on the trails after dark and learn about the nocturnal residents in the park. • $6; Ages 7+ TacomaNatureCenter.org

10 - 11 am Point Defiance Park Enjoy an educational birding experience adapted for seniors and those with limited mobility. PointDefiancePark.org

Lusio Lights November 8 - 9

Wolf Awareness Weekend October 19 - 20

9:30 am - 4 pm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Meet our wolves, talk to their keepers and participate in activities, enrichments and more. Free with zoo admission. pdza.org

Día De Los Muertos Celebration November 1

6 pm - 8 pm STAR Center Celebrate Día De Los Muertos with sugar and clay skull decorating, Calavera face painting as well as traditional carnival games. Presented by Sound Credit Union Supported by Bloodworks NW

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Pier Peer in Tacoma: Jelly Jubilee November 2

7:30 - 9 pm Point Defiance Marina Explore hundreds of mysterious lifeforms below the docks with experienced naturalists. Pre-registration required. Ages 8+ • $10 TacomaNatureCenter.org

Halloween Hurrah! October 31

4 - 7 pm W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Join us for a family friendly night of spooky plants, goblin brew and cackling games. SeymourConservatory.org

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Sponsored by Danielson Company and The Boat Top Shop.

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Veterans’ Appreciation Days November 9 - 11

9:30 am - 3 pm Trek/4 pm Zoo Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium All men and women who are serving or have honorably served in the U.S. Armed Forces will be admitted free. Immediate family members receive half-off general admission. pdza.org; nwtrek.org

Zoolights November 29 - January 5, 2020 5 - 9 pm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium More than 700,000 sparkling, energyefficient LEDs transform Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium into a winter wonderland where animals spring to life in lights. Come celebrate the 32nd annual edition of Zoolights! • $11 - $13 Presented by Fred Meyer

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Turkey Trot November 28

9 am Center at Norpoint Don’t let this Thanksgiving have you feeling like a turkey. Come out for a 5k, 2 mile, and a Kid’s Dash before your holiday gets underway. • $15 - $40 Presented by CHI Franciscan Supported by Sound Credit Union, Bloodworks NW and Aquafina.

Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp October 26 - 27

9:30 am - 3 pm Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Enjoy a day that’s certain to be a smashing success as animals throughout Northwest Trek Wildlife Park receive special pumpkin treats. Free with admission nwtrek.org

3:30 - 6 pm Point Defiance Marina Youth ages 8+ and adults welcome. Must Pre Register as space is limited. $15

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Beach Cleanup September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21

9 am - 12 pm Point Defiance Marina Join volunteers from Tacoma as we chip-in to make a difference in the health and cleanliness of our beaches. PointDefianceMarina.com

Ranger-led Nature Walk September 7, 8; October 5, 6; November 2, 3

1 - 2 pm Point Defiance Park Enjoy a Park Ranger led exploration of plants and animals in the special oldgrowth forest of Point Defiance Park. PointDefiancePark.org

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Bloodworks NW Mobile Blood Drive September 16, 24, 26; November 19

Help save lives by donating blood to our Tacoma-area hospitals. MetroParksTacoma.org

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DECEMBER

Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch • Dec. 14 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Eastside Community Center $10 - $12; Kids under age 2 are free. EastsideCommunityCenter.org

Salmon Saturday • Dec. 14

10 am - 2 pm Swan Creek Park Welcome Swan Creek salmon as they return home to spawn! Learn about the salmon through guided tours and kid’s activities. Supported by Tacoma Public Utilities

Jingle Bell Run • Dec. 24

8:30 am and 10:30 am Wright Park This race features hundreds of jingling bells that will definitely put you in the holiday spirit! $15 - $25 Presented by CHI Franciscan Supported by Sound Credit Union, Bloodworks NW and Aquafina

Christmas Regale • Dec. 7

11 am - 4 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and experience a real old-fashioned Christmas. $0 - $10.50 FortNisqually.org

Holiday Cruise • Dec. 7

11 am - 4 pm Foss Waterway Seaport Start your holiday season off right by participating or volunteering at the Specialized Recreation Holiday Cruise. MetroParksTacoma.org/Specialized

Santa Visits the Conservatory Dec. 7

10 am - 3 pm W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Enjoy the much anticipated visit from Santa and his reindeer friends and memorialize the holidays with a professional photograph. Presented by Sound Credit Union

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Victorian Holiday Festival Dec. 14

10 am - 3 pm W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Enjoy live music, crafts and delightful refreshments at this annual holiday festival. Presented by Sound Credit Union

$3 suggested donation. Seymour Conservatory.org

Breakfast with Santa • Dec. 14

9 - 11 am Center at Norpoint Enjoy breakfast, a family picture with Santa and holiday crafts. $10 - $15 CenterAtNorpoint.org

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6 - 7 pm, 7:45 - 8:45 pm, 9:30 - 10:30 pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Enter the Fort by candlelight and embark on an epic adventure through time in Tacoma’s newest escape room experience. $30 FortNisqually.org

ADULT SPORTS Adult Indoor and Outdoor Ultimate Frisbee It’s like a cross between soccer and basketball, but with a flying disc! Ultimate Frisbee builds endurance, hand-eye coordination and teamwork skills. Plus, it’s a great way to make new friends! Sign up here: discnw.org Adult Drop-In Volleyball Age: 18+ Bump, set, and spike your way to great exercise while you meet new friends and listen to great tunes! V-ballers of all skill levels are welcome. Just pay at the door and join the fun! $3/Drop in 09/24 – 12/12

Tue/Wed

6 - 8:30 pm

Table Tennis Tournament Age: 18+ Start training now for Norpoint’s first-ever Table Tennis Tournament! Work on balance, hand-eye coordination and mindfulness, because you’ll be vying against formidable Norpoint opponents! All skill level are welcome. $35 10/05 – 10/06

Sun/Mon

8 am - 7 pm

Adult Basketball Age: 18+ Lace up your shoes, step on the hard wood and be ready to play some hoops! Players of all skillll level are welcome. 3 ways er for play whether that to register be a Team am Registration, Individual al Registration or “Hoops on Demand“ for players wanting to sign up for single game play! ay! Sign up here: PugetSoundBasketball.com/Tacoma undBasketball.com/Tacoma 11/03 – 12/22

11:30 am - 1 pm People’s Community Center $6/child PeoplesCommunityCenter.org

Story Hour Arrested : Escape Fort Nisqually Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Mar. 12, Oct. 24 - 26; Nov. 7 - 9, 21 - 23; Apr. 12 Dec. 12 - 14

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9:30 am - 3 pm Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Take a winter break at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and see animals enjoy treats specially prepared for them to reflect the season. Free with admission nwtrek.org

Cookies for Santa • Dec. 14

$3 suggested donation. Additional fee for photo. SeymourConservatory.org

11 am - 12 pm W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory Bring the kids to enjoy stories, science and art projects among the Conservatory’s flowers led by Bonnie Beuadoin. $3 suggested donation SeymourConservatory.org

Winter Wildland • Dec. 28 - 29

Outdoor SportsAdventure & Swimming

January 1 11:30 am Cub Plunge (Kids under 10) 12 pm Polar Bear Plunge Point Defiance Marina Boat Launch Begin the New Year with a fun leap into the frigid water of Puget Sound.

Bubble Soccer Party Packages Bubble Soccer is a thrilling new sport where anything goes! You will be set free on a field - securely strapped into a bubble suit - while you send your friends bouncing down the field! If you’re ready for laughter and a fun workout please email courtneym@tacomaparks.com for package rates, or more information. Drop-In Pickleball Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong and is currently one of the fastest growing sports in America! It’s fast paced, easy to learn, great exercise and lots of fun! The rules are simple and the sport is for all ages and skill levels so come see what all the excitement is about! Drop in hours will be available at Eastside Community Center, Center at Norpoint, Vassault Park, and Stewart Heights Park. Drop-in fee or free with Center Pass. See community center schedules to find an open play time. Drop-in fees vary by center.

Drop-In Table Tennis A paddle sport that focuses on stability, hand-eye coordination and mindfulness in the middle of playing offense and defense against midd All skill levels and ages are your opponent! o welcome. Get some quick exercise and fun welco while playing the sport for the first time or enha enhancing your skills! Drop in hours will be availa available at Eastside Community Center or Cente Center at Norpoint. Drop-in fee or free with Center Pass. community center schedules to find an open play time. See co Drop-in fees vary by center.

Stay up to date!

MetroParksTacoma.org/GiveBlood to find our next Community Center Blood drive.

Presented by BECU and supported by Bloodworks NW.

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Sports & Swimming

Sports & Swimming YOUTH SPORTS We all know physical activity is good for a body. But sports go further, especially when you start young! Did you know that when you play sports as a kid, you have a better chance of staying active and healthy your whole life! It’s true! As a bonus, you’re also a better team player (that means at school, in your eventual job, with your friends and family). You’re better at adapting to new situations (which life is always throwing at you). Most important? You’re just more likely to be happy! Smile… and choose a sport that sounds fun to you! Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer Age: 2 – 3.5 Play soccer together with fun, age-appropriate activities to help your child develop his or her skills. Enjoy a variety of activities each week. Adult participation is required. Bonus: Kids get a free jersey! $78

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4:30 – 5 pm 9 – 9:30 am

Tot-Soccer/Pre-Soccer Age: 3.5 - 5 Little tykes take off, running and kicking as they learn the techniques of the game and build self-esteem. Bring your shin guards; we’ll provide a free jersey! $78 Tot Soccer

12648 09/14 – 10/19

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Age: 3.5 - 4

Sat

10:10 – 10:40 am

12649 09/14 – 10/19 Sat Stewart Heights 12656 09/14 – 10/19 Sat Eastside Community Center 12653 11/02 – 12/14 Sat

10:40 – 11:15 am

Pre-Soccer

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9:30 – 10 am

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Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital provides First Aid and concussion protocol for Metro Parks Elementary Sports Youth Flag Football and Youth Soccer. Visit the Mary Bridge tent at the entrance to SERA fields, adjacent to the snack bar.

Jefferson Park 12647 09/14 – 10/19 Sat Stewart Heights 12655 09/14 – 10/19 Sat Eastside Community Center 12652 11/02 – 12/14 Sat

Age: 4 - 5

3:45 – 4:20 pm 9:40 – 10:15 am

Soccer 1 – Techniques & Teamwork Age: 5 - 6 Whether you’re a first-timer or have some soccer under your belt, learn dribbling, passing, defense and shooting. Everybody plays fun skill games and small-sided matches. Bring your shin guards; we’ll provide a free jersey! $78

Soccer 2: Skillz & Scrimmages Age: 7 - 10 You’re building mad skillz! Dribble, pass and shoot in a team-play format with a technical focus of scrimmages. All levels are welcome! Bring your shin guards; we’ll provide a free jersey! $78 Jefferson Park 12651 09/14 – 10/19 Stewart Heights 12658 09/14 – 10/19

Sat

12 – 12:45 pm

Sat

3 – 3:45 pm

Mini Basketball Age: 3 - 5 It’s never too early for basketball! This fun intro teaches preschool kiddos the b-ball basics. Adults are encouraged to get on the court too as you dribble, pass, and shoot your way to a fun new pastime! Resident $65; Non-Resident $75 Eastside Community Center 12574 09/24 – 10/22 Tue 11:15 am – 12 pm 12575 09/26 – 10/24 Thu 12 – 12:45 pm 12579 11/05 – 12/03 Tue 11:15 am – 12 pm 12581 11/07 – 12/05 Thu 12 – 12:45 pm People’s Community Center 12583 09/23 – 10/21 Mon 4 – 4:45 pm 12584 09/25 – 10/23 Wed 4 – 4:45 pm 12585 11/04 – 12/02 Mon 4 – 4:45 pm 12586 11/06 – 12/04 Wed 4 – 4:45 pm Center at Norpoint 12588 09/24 – 10/22 Tue 5 – 5:45 pm 12590 09/26 – 10/24 Thu 5 – 5:45 pm 12591 11/05 – 12/03 Tue 5 – 5:45 pm 12592 11/07 – 12/04 Thu 5 – 5:45 pm STAR Center 12569 09/23 – 10/21 Mon 1 – 1:45 pm 12570 09/25 – 10/23 Wed 1 – 1:45 pm 12571 11/04 – 12/02 Mon 1 – 1:45 pm 12572 11/06 – 12/04 Wed 1 – 1:45 pm

Jefferson Park 1250 09/14 – 10/19 Sat 11:15 am – 12 pm Eastside Community Center 12654 11/02 – 12/14 Sat 10:15 – 11 am Stewart Heights 12657 09/14 – 10/19 Sat 3 – 3:45 pm

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Swimming

Swimming

Autumn is the time to take swimming indoors with Metro Parks!

LEARN-TO-SWIM LESSONS

When you think about it, swimming is like a super power. It makes so much more of the surface of our planet available for you to enjoy! Learn to swim and you’re safer: Puget Sound, the ocean, pools, lakes and streams are everywhere, so it’s good to be able to handle yourself in and around water. Also, water provides about 12 times the resistance of working out on land, with much lower impact: Easy on your joints, great for cardiovascular and respiratory health. If you don’t swim yet, Metro Parks can teach you! If you want low-impact exercise and dozens of ways to enjoy the water, jump in and we’ll show you how!

We provide a fun environment where it’s easy to build confidence, make progress and create friendships. Session lengths for all ages (6 months to adult) and vary from 4 to 8 lessons, M/W, T/Th or Sat only.

New & Improved!

We start with the student: We meet you where you are so you can develop at your own pace. Build stamina, learn swim strokes, and increase your comfort and safety in, on and around water.

Visit MetroParksTacoma.org/swimming for the latest schedules, fees and details. RECREATION SWIM

SWIM LESSONS

RENTALS

LAP SWIM

WATER EXERCISE

SWIM TEAM

Center at Norpoint 4818 Nassau Ave NE (253) 404-3900

Children will be grouped with others in their own age-group. Preschoolers age 3-5 will progress through four levels and meet benchmark skills along the way. School-aged children 6-11 will progress through four levels at their own pace to reach swimming skill goals. Not sure which level to sign up for? Call your community center to have your child assessed and placed into the appropriate level.

Eastside Community Center 1721 East 56th St (253) 404-3991

Visit MetroParksTacoma.org/swimming for the latest schedules, fees and details.

Mt. Tahoma High School 4634 S. 74th St. People’s Community Center 1602 M.L.K. Jr Way Wilson High School 1202 N. Orchard St.

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SESSION DATES

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REGISTRATION REGISTRATION OPENS DEADLINE

Adult Swim Lessons These 30-minute lessons are tailored to adults’ schedules and goals. Learning to swim? Want to improve your strokes? Need to up your triathlon game with new techniques and workouts? Let’s swim it out! Porpoise Club! What do you do when you have learned all of the swim strokes? You join Porpoise Club! Participants will continue to refine their stroke mechanics, build endurance and fitness and get a taste of competitive swimming concepts. There will also be opportunities to participate in friendly swim meets and race start clinics with our Metro Parks competitive swim team.

PRICING FOR RESIDENTS

PRICING FOR NON-RESIDENTS

Fall 1

09/16 - 10/10

08/28

09/11

Saturdays only: Saturdays only: $24 $28 Twice per Twice per Week: $44 Week: $48

Fall 2

10/14 - 11/07 No Class 10/31

10/08

10/11

Saturdays only: Saturdays only: $24 $28 Twice per Twice per Week: $38 Week: $42

Fall 3

11/12 - 12/12 No Class 11/11, 11/27 & 11/28

11/05

11/08

Saturdays only: Saturdays only: $24 $28 Twice per Twice per Week: $44 Week: $48

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METRO PARKS SWIM TEAMS The Explorers Group Eastside Community Center, Mt. Tahoma, Wilson

Age: Explorers 8-11; Challengers 10-13 Achievers 11-14 Swim smarter, not harder: Focused on increasing swimmer efficiency, we de-emphasize speed and work to develop optimal body position. Don’t worry: You’ll get plenty of age-based aerobic training. Competitions are optional. $76/month. Financial assistance available.

The Challengers Group Private Swim Lessons Available upon request. Contact your local center for availability. Special Needs Private Swim Lessons Age: 3 - 18 Exclusively available at the Center at Norpoint, our specialized instructor works with children on water adaptation, safety and swim techniques. Private lessons are 30 minutes. Contact us at the Center at Norpoint (253) 404-3900 for more information

Train now

to become a Lifeguard next summer

Eastside Community Center, Mt. Tahoma, Wilson

Get your competitive edge on in this group. We emphasize technique so you’ll see training and racing really start to take off. Swimmers are held accountable for stroke techniques and efforts, and are encouraged to try new things. Competitions are optional. $89/month. Financial assistance available.

The Achievers Group Mt. Tahoma, Wilson

Achievement takes more than endurance and a strong stroke. Get your head in the race! In this group, you’ll get plenty of age-based aerobic development and will also learn how goal setting, visualization, race strategy, and training cycles can amp up your competitive success. Competitions are optional. $101/month. Financial assistance available.

The Varsity Group Mt. Tahoma

Want to maintain your swim skills and stay in shape? Varsity is perfect for high school swimmers, water-polo players, and others who want to stay sharp.

POOL RENTALS! When we say “Pool,” you say “Party”! Celebrate your next … whatever … with a pool party! Big or small, private or shared, potluck or catered, Metro Parks’ pool parties are perfect for making a splash with friends and family. Choose from Center at Norpoint, Eastside Community Center or People’s Center pools. Visit MetroParksTacoma.org/ swimming for fees and more details.

RECREATIONAL SWIM Bring the whole family to the pool for some good clean fun! Safety is always our top priority and we rely on you to help us keep everyone safe: Children must be at least age 10 to swim without an adult in the pool area. We will administer a quick swim test to ensure that all children have safe swimming ability. All non-swimmers and children age 6 and under require a supervising adult in the water within arm’s-reach of the child at all times.

FAMILY SWIM The family that swims together… has a lot of fun together! All children must be accompanied by an adult and all non-swimmers and children under age 6 must be within arm’s-reach of an adult at all times, just so we’re sure everyone’s safe.

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAYS Swimming makes you feel free, but swimming for free is really something! Find out for yourself at the first Recreational Swim on the first Saturday of every month. Swim FREE at Eastside, and S asts de, Norpoint o po t a d People’s Center pools. Try a new pool or stick with your favorite. Either way, no pay!

$60/month. Financial assistance available.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD You could save a life: Get ARC lifeguard certified at Eastside Pool. The training covers basic and preventive skills, rescues and safety, including lifeguarding, CPR/AED and first aid. Must be 15 or older and pass a swimming skills test.

For more information: Go to: MetroParksTacoma.org/SwimTeam Email yienf@tacomaparks.com Call (253) 278-4129

Visit MetroParksTacoma.org/swimming for the latest schedules, fees and details Fee: Res $200; Non-Res $225.

WATER EXERCISE PROGRAMS Water exercise isn’t limited to swimming! In our group water exercise classes, you’ll gain strength and flexibility while improving your cardiovascular endurance. Make new friends while you’re splashing away! No experience necessary; class is open to all skill levels. Work at your own pace with an enthusiastic instructor for motivation and support.

Visit MetroParksTacoma.org/swimming for the latest schedules, fees and details.

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We were all kids once. We know that when you have something to do and someone who expects to see you, you’re less likely to get into trouble. You’re also more likely to be safe, build healthy relationships, get better grades, feel better about yourself and see a brighter future, full of possibilities. Kids who engage in our youth programs, guided and seen by caring adults, feel they are a part of something. They belong, and it shows, from the quality of their schoolwork to the daily choices they make. When school is out, Metro Parks is in.

LEGO® Fun with Bricks 4 Kidz Age: 6-12 Let us entertain your kids while you enjoy some quality time! Kids will enjoy a highenergy evening of LEGO® building projects, games, and more! Kids will get to build motorized Bricks 4 Kidz models and some of their own creations. Pizza dinner included. $35 STAR Center 11/23

Sat

4 – 7 pm

Safe@Home by Safe Sitter Age: 9 - 16 Being safe comes with experience. We talk with kids (grades 4-6) about developing safe habits, how to prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies when they’re home alone. Adults may attend with their students. Pizza dinner is included! $35 STAR Center 12605 09/25 Wed Center at Norpoint 12607 10/01 Tue Eastside Community Center 12606 10/10 Thu People’s Community Center 12608 10/16 Wed

6:30 – 8 pm 6 – 7:30 pm 6 – 7:30 pm 6 – 7:30 pm

Youth STEM & Education

Bricks 4 Kidz Minecraft© Workshop Age: 6 - 12 Experience the world of Minecraft© using LEGO© bricks and motors in this two hour workshop from Bricks 4 Kidz! Craft shelters, mobs, critters, and tools, plus motorized models, brick figures, and mosaics. Bonus: Take home a Steve mini-model! $30 Center at Norpoint 12626 9/21

Sat

10 am – 12 pm

Bricks 4 Kidz Minecraft© Class Age: 6 – 12 In this 4 week series of classes, experience the world of Minecraft© using LEGO© bricks and motors! Craft shelters, mobs, critters, and tools, plus motorized models, brick figures, and mosaics. Bonus: Take home a Steve minimodel! $52 STAR Center 12621 10/02 – 10/23

Wed

6:15 – 7:15 pm

Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics Workshop Age: 6 - 12 Create your own working robot using LEGO® WeDo 2.0 or Mindstorms EV3 technology. Bring your imagination, whatever your skill level! We’ll supply the LEGO®, motors, sensors and programming guidance. $30 STAR Center 12619 10/19 Sat 10 am – 11:30 am Eastside Community Center 12610 11/23 Sat

10 am – 12 pm

Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics Class Age: 6 - 12 In this exciting Bricks 4 Kidz 4-week series of classes, kids will use LEGO® WeDo 2.0 or Mindstorms EV3 robotics technology to build and program a new robot every week. Join us for this action-packed class and take home a custom minifigure, too! $52 STAR Center 12620 10/30 – 11/20 Wed 6:15 – 7:15 pm

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WINTER BREAK CAMPS!

Youth STEM & Education

Winter Break Day Camp Age: 5* - 12 (*In Kindergarten) Come spend winter break with us at STAR Center or Center at Norpoint! These camps offer day-long fun for children during winter break. Enjoy arts and crafts, games, center amenities, fun, friendship, and more! Make sure your camper brings appropriate coats and boots for outside play, weather permitting. $200 for all 6 days or $55 per day Center at Norpoint 12/26 – 01/03 M-F (No camp on 01/01) STAR Center 12/26 – 01/03 M-F (No camp on 01/01)

7 am – 6 pm 7 am – 6 pm

Bricks 4 Kidz Winter Break Camps: LEGO® Coding/Video Game Design

Age: 7 - 14

Bring LEGO® bricks to life with coding! Your choice: create a robot or code a video game. Using LEGO® WeDo 2.0 or Mindstorms EV3 robotics technology and MIT’s Scratch language, kids at all levels can build and program a new robot every day or create a video game featuring a virtual LEGO® model. Each week features different programs and builds, so sign up for either or both. Bonus: Take home a custom minifigure and photo collage! Extended care available. STAR Center Week 1: $77.50 12/26 – 12/27 TH/F 9 am - 12 pm Week 2: $155 12/30 – 1/3 M/T/TH/F 9 am - 12 pm (No camp on 01/01)

Kids Night Out

Age: 6 - 12

Enjoy a night off while your kids enjoy a night out! Our indoor/outdoor Treetops playground is a blast, and kids can also enjoy games, crafts and dinner. See the front desk for info forms and waivers when you drop off the kids. STAR Center Center Pass $15; Resident $20; Non-Resident $25 09/20 Fri 6 - 9 pm 10/18 Fri 6 - 9 pm 11/15 Fri 6 - 9 pm 12/20 Fri 6 - 9 pm

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Fifty and Better (FAB)

ocated in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson’s Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound. Guests experience life in Washington Territory during the 1850s. Nine buildings are open to the public, including the Granary and the Factors House, both National Historic Landmarks, and a Visitor Center with Museum Store.

L It can be more difficult to get out of the house, make new friends or find fun things you can do as you get older, but it doesn’t have to be. Metro Parks programs for every ability, interest and mobility make it easier to participate in life! When you’re engaged and connected, and part of an informal group, you stay healthier - mentally and physically - longer! Learn to paint, practice Tai Chi, travel and play games to exercise your body and mind. We offer safe places for you to have lunch and build relationships. There’s a place for you here.

TRIPS and TOURS SEPTEMBER Cruise to Quartermaster Harbor and Dockton

Bring sack lunch. 09/11 Wed

Port of Tacoma Tour 09/13 Fri

11 am - 5:30 pm

$75

9 am – 3 pm

$35

Autumn Leaf Festival Leavenworth 09/28 Sat

6 am - 7pm

$55

6 am – 7 pm

$65

OCTOBER Hunter’s Breakfast 10/12 Sat

Northwest Carriage Museum & Lunch 10/19 Sat

8 am – 6:30 pm

FABulous Classes, Services and much more • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

AARP Driving classes Foot Care Ping Pong Billiards Bingo Lunch Programs Silver Sneakers S.A.I.L. Classes Water Aerobics Pickle Ball Jewelry Making Classes Wreath Making Classes Aging and Memory Estate Planning and Long Term Care

For more details visit: MetroParksTacoma.org/FAB or call Bonnie at (253) 278-1475.

10/26 Sat

8 pm – 3 am

$0 - $10

September 21 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Free

October 4 & 5 Candlelight Tour Presented by Sound Credit Union Advance tickets required.

7 – 9 pm

Youth $10.50; Adult $15.50

December 7 Christmas Regale 11 am – 4 pm $0 - $10.50

Escape Room Experience at Fort Nisqually

$50

Oct.24 - 26; Nov.7-9 & 21-23; Dec. 12-14 6 - 7 pm, 7:45 - 8:45 pm, 9:30 - 10:30 pm $30

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Costume optional. Late dinner on your own.

September 7 Harvest Home 11 am – 5 pm

$40

NOVEMBER McMenamins Elks Temple

Dinner on own. 11/16

Sat

3 – 11 pm

For more info or to register: (253) 404-3970 FortNisqually@tacomaparks.com or FortNisqually.org.

$45

DECEMBER Leavenworth Tree lighting 12/07 Sat

7 am - 10 pm

$70

Holiday Tea at the Old Goat Farm

Dress in special holiday wear (tea included). 12/14 Sat

11 am - 5:30 pm

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E INF Satisfaction Guaranteed ORM RAL All Metro Parks Tacoma programs come with a satisfaction ATIO guarantee. If you’re not happy with your experience, please make a N refund request in writing. After the start of the class/activity,y, refunds may be granted on a prorated basis when requested prior to the lastt day of the class/activity. (See exceptions below.) Special refund conditions, which may ay result in a refund of less than the amount paid, may be applied. (See your receipt.) When are refunds not given? When you miss a class or if your team or league’s season schedule has already been created. When an activity is cancelled by Metro Parks, you will receive a full refund or credit. Inclusion/Accommodation Metro Parks Tacoma encourages participation by all regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or ability. Please request assistance and/or ADA accommodation at least 10 days prior to the registration deadline to participate in programs. We can assist in obtaining specialized equipment, interpretive services, or other support to make your involvement successful. Contact program staff regarding minimum eligibility requirements for the program prior to registration. Scholarships Scholarships, based on financial need, are available for many classes and activities over $15. Contact customer service at (253) 305-1022 for information. Please apply for scholarships at least five days prior to start of class/activity. Disclaimer Metro Parks Tacoma reserves the right to make any changes in the content, fees, and provision of the class schedule without notice. Check our website for the latest updates. General Information Metro Parks Headquarters: 4702 S. 19th St., 98405 Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration ..................................................................................... (253) 305-1022 TTY .................................................................................................. (253) 759-9286 Inclusion/Accommodation Requests & Assistance ........................... (253) 404-3950 Center at Norpoint ........................................................................... (253) 404-3900 4818 Nassau Ave. NE Mon - Fri: 5:30 am - 8:30 pm; Sat: 8 am - 7 pm; Sun: 9 am - 4 pm Eastside Community Center ............................................................. (253) 404-3900 12721 E 56th St. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum ............................................... (253) 404-3970 5400 N. Pearl Street Gray Middle School (new), 6229 S. Tyler Street Heidelberg Park, 1902 S. Tyler Street Meadow Park Golf Course ................................................................ (253) 473-3033 7108 Lakewood Drive West Northwest Trek Wildlife Park ............................................................ (360) 832-6117 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville Oak Tree Park, South 74th & South Cedar Streets People’s Community Center ............................................................. (253) 404-3915 1602 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way Point Defiance Marina ..................................................................... (253) 404-3960 5912 N. Waterfront Drive Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium ........................................................ (253) 404-3800 5400 N. Pearl Street, follow the signs Portland Ave. Community Center ...................................................... (253) 404-3935 3513 Portland Avenue SERA Campus, 6002 S. Adams Street STAR Center ..................................................................................... (253) 404-3939 3873 S. 66th Street Mon - Fri: 5 am - 9 pm; Sat: 7 am - 8 pm; Sun: 8 am - 6 pm Swan Creek Park, 2820 Pioneer Way E. Tacoma Nature Center ..................................................................... (253) 404-3930 1919 S. Tyler Street The Studio at Jefferson Park ............................................................. (253) 312-4458 North 9th & Monroe Streets Titlow Lodge & Park ......................................................................... (253) 591-5297 8425 6th Ave. Wapato Hills Park, 6231 S. Wapato Street Wapato Park, 6500 S. Sheridan Avenue W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory .............................................. (253) 404-3975 316 South G Street

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Additional Program Locations Adriana Hess Audubon Center: 2917 Morrison Road W. Area 253 Glassblowing: 2514 S. Holgate Street Boys & Girls Club - Schatz: 3875 S. 66th Street First Creek Middle School: 1801 E. 56th Street Foss High School Little Theater: 2112 S. Tyler Street Foss Waterway and Seaport Museum: 705 Dock St. Grant Center for the Arts & School of the Arts 1018 N. Prospect, Tacoma Gray Middle School (new): 6229 S. Tyler Street Mt. Tahoma High School: 4634 S. 74th Street School of the Arts, Pacific: 1950 Pacific Avenue School of the Arts, Broadway: 1117 Broadway Skookum Archery Range: 11209 Shaw Road East, Puyallup Park Commissioners Aaron Pointer, President Tim Reid, Clerk Andrea Smith Jessie K. Baines Jr. Erik Hanberg

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