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GetActive News, Recreation, Parks, Libraries and Sports Complexes

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Peoria City Council Rio Vista Recreation Center AM/PM & Lil Learners Spring Break Summer Programs Peoria Sports Complex Teen Programs Aquatics Programs

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Peoria Public Libraries Sports Programs Outdoor Recreation Senior Adult Program Adaptive Recreation Program Special Interest Classes Lake Pleasant Regional Park Registration and General Information

March - May 2014


Peoria City Council

www.peoriaaz.gov Late spring/early summer is a perfect time to use the mountain hiking trails and river multiuse trails throughout Peoria that intersect with nearby cities and towns. While the activity in these areas increases, please remember to be courteous to all trail users so that everyone can enjoy the experience. Trail etiquette dictates that hikers and pedestrians yield to horseback riders, and bicyclists yield to pedestrians and equestrians. Please keep your dog on a leash and clean up after all pets.Trail courtesy and safety is a priority that everyone has a hand in.

Keeping it Real

Mayor Bob Barrett Bob.Barrett@peoriaaz.gov

Ron Aames Vice Mayor Palo Verde District Ron.Aames@peoriaaz.gov

As we all know, 2.5 hours per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity combats a whole host of health issues as well as helps to control weight gain. But some days, it seems that reaching those 10,000 steps can be quite boring. Why not visit the Rio Vista Recreation Center and, with a day pass, bike indoors for 30 minutes. Or take a brisk walk around the paths at Pioneer Park. Or join a softball league at Rio Vista Community Park. Find out more information about all these activities and more inside this brochure. Don’t be one of the 79% of U.S. adults who don’t meet government exercise guidelines [Source: USA Weekend].

Breaking it Down

Tony Rivero Acacia District Tony.Rivero@peoriaaz.gov

Councilmember Bill Patena Ironwood District Bill.Patena@peoriaaz.gov

$646 billion: Amount spent annually on outdoor recreation in the United States $5,657: Increased sale price of a home if within 1,500 feet of a specialty park $1,214: Increased sale price of a home if within 1,500 feet of an urban park 141.9 million: Number of Americans who got outdoors in 2012 52,187,000: Number of runners/joggers in 2012 12.4 billion: Total number of outings taken by Americans in 2012 17: The number of days the average angler spent fishing in 2011 [Source: NRPA Parks and Recreation Magazine]

Getting Out There – City Special Events

Councilmember Cathy Carlat Mesquite District Cathy.Carlat@peoriaaz.gov

Councilmember Jon Edwards Willow District Jon.Edwards@peoriaaz.gov

Dustin Lynch to Headline Peoria’s P83 Street Party: Come join the fun on March 22, 2014 as the City of Peoria and 102.5 KNIX welcome national country music star, Dustin Lynch as the headlining act for the 2014 P83 Street Party. Visit www.P83AZ.com for more information. 21st Spring Training Season: The Peoria Sports Complex will host a total of 29 home games, including six night games, for the upcoming Spring Training Season beginning on Feb. 27 through March 28. For the complete schedule, visit www.springtrainingpeoria.com to plan your outing.

Councilmember Carlo Leone Pine District Carlo.Leone@peoriaaz.gov

Youth Council Liaison Jacob Jellinek youthcouncil@peoriaaz.gov

John Sefton, Community Services Director Brenda Rehnke, Recreation Manager Chris Calcaterra, Sports Facilities Manager Mary Roberts, Library Manager Kirk Haines, Parks Manager


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Dolly Sanchez

April 19th • 8 am-12pm

Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave, Peoria 85382

FREE

Admission & Parking

CANDY HUNT TIMES Age 1- 8:20 a.m. Age 2- 8:45 a.m. Age 3- 9:10 a.m. Age 4- 9:30 a.m. Age 5- 9:50 a.m.

Age 6- 10:10 a.m. Age 7 & 8- 10:25 a.m. Age 9 & 10- 10:40 a.m. Individuals with Disabilities11:00 a.m.

Please bring canned food to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Westside

City of Peoria COMMUNITY SERVICES

For more information, call 623.773.7137 or visit

www.peoriaaz.gov/specialevents


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Rio Vista Recreation Center

Taking Community Wellness to the Next Level…

Pass Rates

(No Sign-up fees, all classes and amenities are included) 12 Months for the price of 9 Monthly installments with EFT

Annual Best Savings!

Peoria Resident Year Rate

Peoria Resident EFT Monthly

Peoria NonResident Year Rate

Peoria Non- Resident EFT Monthly

$153

$12.75

$204

$17

Youth (5 - 18 yrs)

THE RIO VISTA RECREATION CENTER INFORMATION 8866-A W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria, AZ 85381 Inside Rio Vista Comm. Park (623) 773-8600 Jackie Stanley Rio Vista Manager Jackie.Stanley@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8626 Visit our website at www.peoriaaz.gov/riovista Thanks to our major program sponsors

Young Adult (19-24)

$204

$17

$255

$21.25

Adult (25+)

$255

$21.25

$306

$25.50

Senior (62+)

$204

$17

$255

$21.25

2 Person*

$408

$34

$510

$42.50

Family**

$510

$42.50

$612

$51

Corporate***

$1600

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$3

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$4

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Adult (25+)

$5

$6

Senior (62+)

$4

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Monthly

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Non-resident

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$18

$24

Young Adult (19 - 24)

$24

$30

Adult (25+)

$30

$36

Senior (62+)

$24

$30

2 Person*

$48

$60

Family**

$60

$72

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Non-resident

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$45

$60

Young Adult (19 - 24)

3 Month Saving of 15%

$60

$75

Adult (25+)

$75

$90

Senior (62+)

$60

$75

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Mon. to Fri. Sat. Sun.

6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. noon - 8 p.m.

Amenities – included with Pass • Gymnasium • Group Fitness Classes (30+ classes a week) • Climbing Wall

• Child Watch Area (Nominal Fee) • Racquetball/Wallyball Courts • Game Room

• Incentive Programs/Activities • Indoor Track See front desk staff for information.

Fitness Class Zumba, yoga, pilates and more. Log onto Rio Vista website for complete schedule.

Family Fitness Activities Kids and adults have numerous fitness activities to choose from throughout the year. • Off The Couch Fit Club: “OTC” If you have a child that needs more opportunities to improve fitness, check out this club designed to get kids moving. It’s a fun relaxed non-competitive atmosphere which provides classes, events and incentive prizes for ages 8 - 12. Many events and classes welcome parents. Orientations are every Tues. at 6:30 p.m., program is included with a RVRC pass. • Family Track Times: Families may walk on the track with strollers or with direct supervision of children seven days a week. • Climbing Wall: Fun programs and activities ages 5 and older throughout the year. • Saturday Dodgeball: Ages 8 - 12 Drop-in play at 3 p.m. every Sat.

Special Events Pickleball at Rio Drop-in for Teens and Adults of all levels on Tues. and Thur. from 9 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. and on Fri. from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Instructions offered 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Free with a pass. Reel Family Fishing at Rio Vista Co-sponsored by AZ Game &Fish & Cabela’s. Join us on Sat., March 8 from 8 a.m. - noon. This hands on clinic is geared for families with children ages 4 - 15. Learn the basics of fishing, how to identify fish and great places to fish in Arizona and much more. No license required. Rods, tackle and bait provided or you can bring your own. Cost is $5 (lunch provided. Call (623) 773-8600 to register. Course #: 79781.

2 Person*

$120

$150

Family**

$150

$180

Resident

Non-resident

Youth (5 - 18 yrs)

$81

$108

Birthday Party Packages

Young Adult (19 - 24)

$108

$135

Call or see front desk staffr information.

Adult (25+)

$135

$162

Senior (62+)

$108

$135

2 Person*

$216

$270

Rental Space for Meeting & Special Occasions

Family**

$270

$324

6 Month 7701 W. Paradise Ln. Peoria, Az 85382 (623) 776-8400

Hours of Operation

Saving of 25%

Non-Resident Rate = 20% additional * 2 people living in the same household ** Up to 6 people living in the same household ***Corporate rate includes up to 10 employees

The center has small or large rental space for up to 300 people. The rooms can accommodate banquets, wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings and more. Call the center at (623) 773-8600 to discuss availability.


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WILD SIDE!

Local Spring Breakers can have their very own adventure by participating in the City of Peoria’s Sustainable U’s Eco-Explorers Adventure Camp March 10 - 14 at Cheyenne Elementary (11806 North 87th Avenue)!* Studies show that spending time in nature makes kids healthier and happier! One key to caring for the environment as an adult is experiencing nature as a child. That's why, through Peoria’s Eco-Explorers Adventure Camp, we are encouraging kids of all ages to get out and experience the great outdoors.

*Must be enrolled in City of Peoria Spring Break Camp in order to attend.

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For more information or to register, call 623.773.7137 or visit peoriaaz.gov/ampm


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Before and After School Program REGISTERING YOUR CHILD Where to receive a registration packet and register: AM/PM RECREATION PROGRAM SITES: Open during program hours through May 22, 2014 MAIL-IN & WALK-IN REGISTRATION: Mail-In

AM/PM Program 2014 FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT Registration Information (623) 773-7137 www.peoriaaz.gov/ampm Billing (623) 773-7505 (623) 773-7139 Kelli Kincaid Recreation Supervisor Kelli.Kincaid-Broady@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7178 Gus Brown Recreation Coordinator Gus.Brown@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7688 Kathleen Kresl Recreation Coordinator Kathleen.Kresl@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7108

To address below; allow 3-5 days to receive and process

Walk-In Community Services Department 9875 N. 85th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345 Mon. to Thur., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

AM/PM Program offers a well-rounded program in a safe and secure environment located in the elementary schools within the City of Peoria. All PUSD sites are licensed by the Department of Health Services (DHS). A parent or authorized person on the emergency form must sign the child in and out of the program. Department of Economic Security (DES) funding is available for those that qualify by calling (602) 771-0014. Military assistance is available, call (623) 773-7137.

*Registration packet available to download only at www.peoriaaz.gov/ampm

Program Dates

Aug. 7, 2013 - May 23, 2014

COMPLETING THE AM/PM PACKET

AM Program

6 a.m. - School opening

1. Registration Form

PM Program

School closing to 6 p.m.

2. Fee Attendance Contract

Early Release & Parent Teacher Conference

Program will be provided on these days starting at the main dismissal times.

3. Emergency Information Form

Age

Kindergarten - 14 years old

Locations

21 PUSD elementary schools located within the Peoria city limits.

Fees

$30 non-refundable registration fee plus the first week’s usage fee and a deposit due at the time of registration.

Program

Peoria Community Center 8335 W. Jefferson, Peoria, AZ 85345 Mon. to Thur., 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

4. Copy of Child’s Current Immunization Record

1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day

*AM

$6

$12

$18

$24

$30

**PM

$9

$18

$27

$36

$45

***AM/PM

$14

$28

$42

$56

$56

Location Sunrise Family Center, 21303 N. 86th Dr., W. of Sunrise High School

Program Information (623) 773-8498 www.peoriaaz.gov/preschoolprograms

Lil Learner’s All Day Preschool Peoria Lil’ Learner’s provides an opportunity for children to participate in a variety of activities and expand education, social and developmental skills in a supervised and secure environment. The goal is the total well-being of each child. Lil Learners also offers a10 week summer schedule filled with activities that promote social development, along with fine and gross motor skills. The program is licensed by the department of Health Services (DHS). Off-site field trips will be offered for an additional fee during Spring Break – March 10 - 14. When

Year-Round; Mon. - Fri.; 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Ages

Children 3 1/2 - 5 years old. Children must be able to toilet themselves. No pull-ups.

Fees

 30 non-refundable registration fee is required $ for all participants at the time of enrollment. Registration will be accepted any time during the year based on availability. Breakfast, AM and PM snack are included in all day fees. DAYS

COST

Full Time

PROGRAM

Mon. - Fri.

$125

Part-Time – 6 hours of care

Mon. - Fri.

$90

Where to receive registration packets & register A. Little Learner’s Preschool B. Community Services Department 9875 N. 85th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345 C. www.peoriaaz.gov/preschoolprograms


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Spring Break Day Camp

Location Cheyenne, Frontier, and Paseo Verde

The Peoria Spring Break Camp is a perfect solution for parents who need childcare during the Peoria Unified School District Spring Break. It is an extension of our AMPM program and offers field trips, activities, STEM projects, arts and crafts and much more in a secure and safe environment. DES funding is available, call (602) 771-0019.

Lunch  Children must bring a non perishable lunch each day unless purchasing the optional lunch

Program Information Fee

$24/day, $5 registration fee for children NOT currently enrolled in the AM/PM Program. Fee includes field trip or special activity, morning and afternoon snack.

Age

Children enrolled in grades K- 8 (14 years old)

When

March 10 – 14, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

How to Register: Forms are available at: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

Peoria AMPM Program sites during program hours. Online at www.peoriaz.gov/ampm Community Services Dept - 9875 N. 85th Ave. Peoria Community Center - 8335 W. Jefferson Rio Vista Rec. Center- 8866-A W. Thunderbird Rd.

Registration Procedures: 1) Fee Attendance Contract 2) Field Trip Permission Form 3) E mergency Information Form (only if not enrolled in the AMPM Program)

Spring Break Adventure Trips The below trips for children grades K-8th will be offered at Cheyenne, Frontier and Paseo Verde. You may choose to register for one trip or for the entire week of trips. We recommend that children in kindergarten and first grade bring a buddy. Children are transported to trips by school bus (not air conditioned) and supervised by City of Peoria Recreation staff. All trips will leave and return from Cheyenne, Frontier and Paseo Verde. Please register for only one of these locations. No food or drink can be brought on the bus trips. The city wil provide water during the bus ride. We recommend sun screen be applied prior to attending any outdoor trips. PARENT NOTE: If registered for SPRING BREAK DAY CAMP ($24 a day) the below field trips are included. You do not need to register for these trips.

Peter Piper Always a fun trip. Children will receive 2 slices of pizza, a drink and 4 tokens for play. OPTIONAL: You can send extra money to purchase additional tokens for video games and such. Fee Time

$7 Res. / $10 Non-Res 11:15 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Location

Cheyenne

Frontier

Paseo Verde

Course #

79612

79607

79617

When

March 13 Thurs.

March 10 Mon.

March 10 Mon.

Wazee World Laser Tag and Cosmic Golf This trip works on both large and fine motor skills through active play. It also promotes team work. Children need to wear socks for this trip. OPTIONAL: Bring money for video games and such. *Must sign waiver to attend. Form on website. Fee $10 Res. / $12 Non-Res.

Registration Information (623) 773-7137 www.peoriaaz.gov/ampm

Great Skate This trip includes 2 hours of roller skating, a slice of pizza and a drink. There will be music, games, races and lots of fun. OPTIONAL: Bring money for video games and such. Fee When

$7 Res. / $10 Non-Res March 12, Wed.

Location

Cheyenne

Frontier

Paseo Verde

Course #

79614

79609

79619

When

8 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

8 a.m. 11:35 a.m.

8:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

SkyZone – Trampoline Park This trip is always full of fun. Children will enjoy the basketball area, dodgeball and free jump. Children need to wear socks. OPTIONAL: Money for the Yogurt bar. Must sign waiver to attend. Form on website. Fee

$10 Res. / $12 Non-Res

Location

Cheyenne

Frontier

Paseo Verde

Course #

79615

79610

79620

Time

8:20 a.m. 11:15 a.m.

8:10 a.m. 11:20 a.m.

8:20 a.m. 11:15 a.m.

When

March 10 Mon.

March 11 Tues.

March 13 Thurs.

Sunrise Mountain Pool Party Play in the zero depth area or take a ride down the big slide. Cool weather…. not a problem in this heated pool. Sun screen, swimsuit, shoes, towel and a cover-up is required! Don’t forget to pre-apply sunscreen before arrival. Fee When Time

$3 Res. / $5 Non-Res. March 14, Fri. 12:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Location

Cheyenne

Frontier

Paseo Verde

Course # Res

79613

79608

79618

Location

Cheyenne

Frontier

Paseo Verde

8:10 a.m. 11:25 a.m.

Course #

79616

79611

79621

Time When

12:10 p.m. - 8:10 a.m. 3:20 p.m. 11:25 a.m. March 11 Tues.

March 13 Thurs.

March 11 Tues.

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT

Billing (623) 773-7505 (623) 773-7139 Kelli Kincaid Recreation Supervisor Kelli.Kincaid-Broady@peoriaaz.gov (623)-773-7178 Gus Brown Recreation Coordinator Gus.Brown@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7688 Kathleen Kresl Recreation Coordinator Kathleen.Kresl@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7108


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Summer Programs for Kids Ages 3½ - 14 Summer is approaching fast. Here is some basic information about our Summer Youth Programs. Take a look and find one that fits you and your family. Registration will tentatively be available mid April.

Summer Camp

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT Registration Information (623) 773-7137 www.peoriaaz.gov/ampm Billing (623) 773-7505 (623) 773-7139 Kelli Kincaid Recreation Supervisor Kelli.Kincaid-Broady@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7178 Gus Brown Recreation Coordinator Gus.Brown@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7688 Kathleen Kresl Recreation Coordinator Kathleen.Kresl@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7108

Summer Camp is an extension of our AM/PM program. Your children can attend 1 to 5 days per week. It is DHS (Department of Health Services) licensed and accepts DES (Department of Economic Security) for those that qualify. Main field trips, Breakfast and AM & PM snack are included in the fees. Fee $30 registration fee; $24 a day/$100 wk When May 23 - July 30; 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Age Kindergarten – 14yrs old Locations 7 Schools located in north, south and central Peoria

Extended Day Camp Programming provided during the 4 days before school starts. Extended Day Camp will include a variety of activties, arts and crafts, STEM (Science, Technology, Enginerring and Math) workshops and other instructors. The Recreation Centers amenities including the gym, wally ball courts and game room are included throughout the 4 day program. This is not a licensed program. It is an extention of our Summer Recreation Program, which is a drop in program. The children may sign theselves in and out of the program of their own volition. Fee $24 per day When July 31, Aug. 1, 4 & 5; 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Age Kindergarten – 14yrs old Locations Rio Vista Recreation Center

Summer Recreation Summer Recreation-Grades 1-5 is a place where children can be with their friends as much or as little as they choose, go on a trip or just hang out and have fun. This is a drop in program where children can sign themselves sign in and out of their own volition. Field trips and special activities are planned daily for an additional fee. Transportation from local elementary schools is provided at the beginning and end of program. Fee $60 Res. / $100 Non-Res. When May 27 – July 17; 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Age Entering 1st grade - 5 grade Locations 7 Schools located in north, south and central Peoria

Tiny Tots This a great program for children to get a taste of childcare or aid in the development of social skills and fine and gross motor skills through active group games, crafts and daily field trips and special events. This is a DHS (Department of Health Services) licensed program. Afternoon snack provided. Fee $60 Res. / $100 Non-Res. When May 27 – July 17; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Age 4 & 5 yr olds Locations 2 Schools located in north and south

Step Out - Teen Summer Recreation 2014 Step Out participants will enjoy onsite activities as well daily field trips. Transportation from local elementary schools is provided at the beginning and end of program. Look for more information in the summer brochure or online at www.peoriaaz.gov/teenteam Fee $60 Res. / $100 Non-Res. When May 27 – July 17; 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Age Entering 6 – 9 grade Locations 3 High Schools located in Peoria


<5th Annual> Saturday, March 22nd 3-9pm

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Food Trucks, Live Music, Local Vendors, Beer, Wine And Spirits Garden

Purchase tickets at Peoria Sports Complex ticket office or online at p83az.com. For more information call 623-773-7137 $10 General Admission â&#x20AC;˘ $25 VIP Children 12 and under free in general admission only

83rd Avenue at Peoria Sports Complex- 16101 North 83rd Avenue


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2014 Spring Training Game Schedule MON

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PREMIUM GAME

INFIELD BOX $26.00 $28.00 CLUB SEAT $24.00 $26.00 UPPER BOX $22.00 $24.00 OUTFIELD BOX $20.00 $22.00 BLEACHER $15.00 $16.00 LAWN/GA $7.00 $8.00 Accessible seating available in the Infield/Outfiled Box and Club seating only

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Purchase tickets through tickets.com at 800-677-1227 Or in person at PEORIA STADIUM BOX OFFICE 16101 North 83rd Avenue Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm • Sat 10 am-2 pm

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GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE $1 off groups 20 or more $2 off groups 100 or more Certain games subject to blackout. For Group Sales, call 623-773-8719

Annual Charity Game February 27, 2014 - 1:05 pm

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2014 Promotional Schedule Weekly Promotions

Game Promotions

Family 4 Pack - every Sunday Every Sun. excluding March 9, offers a discounted family package that includes: 4 hot dogs, 4 small sodas, 4 bags of chips and 4 lawn tickets for just $40. Prorated for larger families.

Peoria Days - Feb. 28 & March 1 All Peoria residents receive $7 off bleacher seats and above with proof of Peoria residency at Box Office windows only.

Kids Days - every Sunday Every Sunday kids 12 and under get the chance to do PA’s, stand with a player during the National Anthem, run the bases after the game and enjoy inflatable rides and fun activities. Military Discount Every game, all active duty, retired and civilian personnel can receive $2 off ticket with a valid military ID (limit 4). Discount available at the Box Office windows only.

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All You Can Eat Tent Every day for $25 receive a lawn ticket and entrance into the All You Can Eat Tent located in left field. Fare includes hot dogs, hamburgers, peanuts, chips, sodas and waters. Seating space in the tent is limited and is on a first come first served basis. Food upgrades on existing tickets (bleacher and above) can be purchased for $15. Tickets are available at the Box Office windows only.

Dog Day - March 2 Bring man’s best friend to the game and sit in the PAWtio section! Lawn seating only, enter through Gate C. Admission is $7 per person, $4 per dog with 100% of dog admission to support the Arizona Humane Society. Post Game Fireworks Show - March 21 Come be a part of Peoria’s first ever Spring Training fireworks show beginning immediately following the game. P83 Party - March 22 From 4-9 pm, this post-game street festival will feature country artist Dustin Lynch in concert along with local bands and activities. Admission is free with any Peoria Sports Complex game ticket. General Admission is $10, VIP $25 and children 12 and under are free (GA only). Concessions and alcohol will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.p83az.com.  Fan Appreciation Days - March 24 & 26 To thank our fans for the 2014 season, we offer buy one get one free outfield box, bleacher and lawn tickets as well as a value food menu of 16 oz sodas, hot dogs, popcorn or pretzels for $2 each item. Ticket discount available at Box Office windows only.

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT Operations (623) 773-8700 Box Office (623) 773-8720 Visit our websites at www.peoriasportscomplex.com www.springtrainingpeoria.com

2014 Spring Training Discount Coupon In recognizing the support the citizens of Peoria have given to Peoria Sports Complex over the years, the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and City of Peoria would like to offer these discount coupons for your enjoyment during the 2014 Spring Training season. These coupons are good for all games except Premium Games and are redeemeable at Peoria Stadium Box Office.

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FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT Operations (623) 773-8700 Box Office (623) 773-8720 Visit our websites at www.peoriasportscomplex.com www.springtrainingpeoria.com

Group Opportunities

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Looking for a fun group outing? Bring your company, family or friends to a Padres or Mariners Spring Training game and enjoy group benefits. From group ticket discounts (20 or more) to food vouchers to private catering in one of our pavilions, we can customize a package to meet your group’s needs.

Sign up to receive email updates about Spring Training and promotional information at www.springtrainingpeoria.com.

The VIP Deck, is located in right field and accommodates groups of 20 to 100 people. Functions are scheduled during the day’s game. Pricing for this area is a per person rate to include food/drink and a game ticket. The Catering Pavilion is located on the third base concourse and will accommodate groups of 50 to 200 people. Functions are scheduled either before or directly after the day’s game. Most catered functions are based on a per person rate plus tax and service charge.

Volunteers Needed Peoria Diamond Club is seeking volunteers to help support stadium operations for Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres Spring Training games. Duties include ticket taking, ushering, parking assistance and more. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and be available a minimum of 8 days during the season. For more information, call (623) 773-8710.

The Left Field Patio will accommodate up to 70 people. Pricing varies based on catering selected and includes ticket to the game. Most catered functions are based on a per-person rate plus tax and service charge. To book your group’s outing, contact a Group Sales Coordinator at (623) 773-8719.

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2014

February 7

Dinner on the Diamond

February 7 - 16

RV Show and Sale

February 12

Mariners Pitchers and Catchers Report

February 13

Mariners Practice Fields Open

February 13

Padres Pitchers and Catchers Report

February 14

Padres Practice Fields Open

February 14 - 17

Kansas vs. BYU College Series

February 17

Mariners Position Players Report

February 18

Padres Position Players Report

February 18

Mariners Full Squad Workouts Begin

February 19

Padres Full Squad Workouts Begin

February 27 - March 28

Spring Training 2014

March 20

Step into Spring Senior Fun Walk

March 22

P83 Party with Dustin Lynch

April 5 - 6

AZ Health & Fitness Expo

April 19

Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts

April 24 - 25

Peoria Unified School District Student Council P.L.U.S. Days

April 26

ACS Relay For Life


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Teen Program peoriaaz.gov/teenteam

Xtreme Go Cart Racing

If it’s happening – it’s on the Teen TEAM webpage. Bookmark this site and go back to it often for updates, opportunities and events.

Price includes supervision, transportation and 2 races. Fee $30 Res. / $36 Non-Res. Course # 78784 When March 21, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. Age 12 - 17 Location Trip leaves from Rio Vista Recreation Center

Youth Advisory Board – The Voice of Peoria Youth Nineteen local youth advise the City Council, on recreation programs, events, ordinances and proposals pertaining to youth within our community. Representatives, appointed by City Council, from all areas of the City come from local, charter and private schools. Teens interested in the Youth Advisory Board should contact the City Clerk’s office at (623) 773-7340 or Teen Services at (623) 773-8627 to request a Youth Advisory Board application.

Youth Government Day The City of Peoria Youth Advisory Board hosts the Fifteenth Annual Youth Government Day on Thur., April 24. The day is designed to allow students a firsthand look at city operations and to learn about local government. City Council Members, City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Directors and Managers are invited to participate in this event by serving as mentors for participating students. All Peoria high school aged students are invited. For information to reserve spots for a student or group contact Kevin Naughton, Teen Supervisor at kevin.naughton@peoriaaz.gov or (623) 773-8627. Fee FREE When Thur., April 24, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Age High School Students Location Peoria City Hall Main Campus

Junior High Dance Junior High Dances are offered monthly. No registration required, just show up and pay at the door. Cold beverages and snacks will be sold. Fee $5 When Fri.; March 14, April 11, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Age 6th - 8th grade Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Dodgeball The City of Peoria is teaming up with Sky Zone Peoria in offering Dodgeball Leagues for youth and teens. Fee includes 1 hour of jumping time prior to games each week making this a great value. John Theriault at (623) 979-4000 or jtheriault@skyzone.com for registration info. Fee $75 per team member When Fri. and Sat. Nights, Dates TBD Age 7-10 & 11-15 Location Sky Zone Peoria

XTREME TEEN Push the limits of fun and adrenaline with the Peoria Xtreme Teen Trips. Come a little scared and leave very excited. Program for ages 12-17.

Xtreme Paintball Price includes supervision, transportation, protective gear, 300 paintballs and unlimited play for approximately 3 hours. Fee $25 Res. / $32 Non-Res. Course # 79785 When April 18, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. Age 12 - 17 Location Trip leaves from Rio Vista Recreation Center

Xtreme Adventure Course Join the Xtreme Teen program in beautiful Flagstaff Arizona. Walk an obstacle course 50 feet in the air. Trip includes supervision, transportation and admission into the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course. Height requirement: While keeping feet flat on the ground and arms raised above your head, fingertips must reach 5’ 11”. Fee $60 Res. / $72 Non-Res. Course # 79783 When May 17, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. Age 12 - 17 Location Trip leaves from Rio Vista Recreation Center

Arizona Snowbowl Turn-around Trip Join the Teen TEAM on an amazing snowboard trip to Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff. Trip includes transportation, lift ticket, a morning 2 hour group lesson, and breakfast. Upon registration, more info will be emailed out regarding what to bring, where to rent gear, etc. We will meet at the Rio Vista Recreation Center at 5 a.m. and will return by 8 p.m. Fee $75 Res. / $90 Non-Res. Course # 78987 When March 1, 5 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. Age 12 - 17 Location Flagstaff

Spring Break Disneyland Turn Around Trip We will be at Disneyland from approximately 8 a.m. 10 p.m. Price includes: entrance fee to Disneyland and transportation. Participants will be required to stay in groups of 2 or more and check-in with staff throughout the day. On Wed., March 12, a bus will leave the Rio Vista Recreation Center at 1 a.m. and return at 4 a.m. on March 13. For more information contact Kevin Naughton at (623) 773-8627. Fee $120 Course # 79782 When Wed., March 12, 1 a.m. - Thur., March 13, 5 a.m. Age 14 - 17 Location Trip leaves from Rio Vista Recreation Center

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Course focuses on the effects that dating violence has on our youth. Through this free course teens will be discussing healthy relationship boundaries. This will include how to recognize an abusive relationship, how to communicate in a healthy positive manner and how to plan for their own safety. The overall goal is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to have a healthy relationship; know if they are in an abusive relationship, be able to help a friend or family member identify abuse, and most importantly how to stay safe. Fee FREE Course # 79787 When March 25, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Tues. (9classes) Age 13 - 17 Location Peoria Community Center

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7137

Kevin Naughton Teen Supervisor Kevin.Naughton@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8627


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Aquatics Programs SPECIALTY CLASSES

Pool Rentals/Parties

Aqua Water Aerobics (Adults) This 60-minute class is geared for those wanting an aerobic workout in the water. No experience is necessary, but participants should be comfortable in chest deep water. Please see page 18 and 19 for session codes.

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7137

Stacy Beadle Aquatics Supervisor Stacy.Beadle@Peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-5247 Christian Peck Recreation Coordinator Christian.Peck@Peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7143

Fee

Junior Lifeguard Course (13yrs. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15 yrs.) This course is a requirement for those wishing to be City of Peoria Junior Lifeguards during the season, including returning Junior Lifeguards. It provides an introduction to lifeguard responsibilities, swim lesson instruction, and CPR. Participant must have passed Level 5 swim lessons and/or be able to swim 200 yards. Once the class is successfully completed, additional training/volunteer hours are available. Please visit www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics and click on Junior Lifeguards for more information. Fee

This course includes certification in Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED for the Professional Lifeguard. Participants must be at least 15 years old by the last class, be able to swim 300 yards, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 10 feet of water and attend ALL classes.

Please go online to www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics for class codes.

$125 Res./$155 Non-Res.

# of People

Sunrise

Centennial

Peoria

100 or less

$175/hour

$150/hour

$150/hour

101-200

$225/hour

$200/hour

$200/hour

201 or more

$325/hour

$300/hour

$300/hour

Employment The City of Peoria will be hiring for the 2014 spring and summer aquatics season. All applicants must be American Red Cross cerfitied in Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED at the time of the water test and must apply online PRIOR to the deadline. . How to become a City of Peoria Lifeguard: 1. Obtain required Red Cross certifications; 2. Fill out application online â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics and click on Employment and Training for more information; 3. Attend Water Test: A. Spring applicants: Online apps due March 23; water test is March 29; B. Summer applicants: Online apps due April 20; water test is April 26.

Swim Team & Dive Team

Spring Break

Mon. Fri.

March 10 - 14

9 a.m. 5 p.m.

Sunrise Pool

76628

Spring Weekends #1

Sat./ Sun.

March 15, 16, 22, 23

8 a.m. 5 p.m.

Sunrise Pool

76629

Spring Weekends #2

Sat./ Sun.

April 5, 6, 12, 13

8 a.m. 5 p.m.

Sunrise Pool

76630

Spring 3

Mon. Thur.

April 14 - 24

4 p.m. 7 p.m.

Sunrise Pool

76631

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New for this SPRING: Adaptive Swim Lessons and One-On-One Lessons!

$60 Res./$80 Non-Res.

Red Cross Lifeguard Training (15yrs. & up)

Fee

Rain Out Line (623) 773-5080

2 week Session: $32 Res./$42 Non-Res. Season Pass: $125 Res./$155 Non-Res. Season Pass # 77102 Drop-In (1 Class) $6* *Available for purchase at Sunrise Pool before class

The pools are available to be rented throughout the spring and summer months and can host up to 400 people for private parties. Fees are based per hour, with a minimum of 2 hours rented. Full payment must be received at time of booking. To check available dates and/or to book a Private Pool Rental, please call (623) 773-7137 or vist www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics for more information.

Open Swim/Lap Swim Fee

$1 Youth (Ages 2-16) $2 Adults (17 & Older) $25/Individual Pass - Course# 76675 $75/Family Pass - Course# 76674

When

Sunrise Pool May 24 - Aug. 3 Centennial Pool May 26 - July 31 Peoria Pool May 26 - Aug. 3

Mon. - Fri. noon - 3:15 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Evenings only at Sunrise/Peoria) Sat. - Sun. noon - 5 p.m.

Registrations are first come, first serve and teams do fill up quickly. You will need your family ID and password to register. To obtain this information, please email recmail@peoriaaz.gov or call (623) 773-7137. Tues., April 29, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Peoria residents returning to their same team from 2013 may register in-person at the Development and Community Services Building (9875 N. 85th Ave.). Registrations will not be taken for any new swimmers/divers or at any other location on this day. Your spot on the team is guaranteed that day, but practice times are first come, first serve. Wed., April 30, 6 a.m.: Online registration opens for all City of Peoria residents. Thur., May 1, 6 a.m.: All remaining spots open to all for registration. Fees for Swim Team: $90 Res./$150 Non-Res Fees for Dive Team: $60 Res./$70 Non-Res.


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Has your child taken swim lessons before? Yes

No

Can your child swim 10 yards on their stomach and 10 yards on their back? Yes

Is your child CONSISTENTLY comfortable in the water without a parent?

No

3 yrs – 5 yrs = Preschool 2 5 yrs & up = Youth 2

No

2 yrs – 5 yrs = Preschool 1 5 yrs & up = Youth 1

Can your child swim across the pool (25 yards)? No

Yes

6 mo. – 18 mo. = Parent & Infant 12 mo. – 3 yrs (walkers) = Parent & Toddler 2 yrs – 5 yrs = Intro to Preschool+

Level 3

Can your child swim all 4 competitive strokes 25 yards?

+Intro to Preschool is designed to prepare kids for Preschool 1. Parents are allowed to accompany the child, but to pass the class the child must be consistently comfortable in the water without the parent.

(freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, & butterfly)

Yes

Level 5

Pre-Comp / Swim Team Prep

No

Yes

No

Level 4

Class Title

Ages

Students : Teacher

Parent & Infant

6 mo. – 18 mo.

12 : 1

Parent & Toddler

1 yr – 3 yrs

10 : 1

Intro to Preschool

2 yrs – 5 yrs

4:1

Preschool 1*

2 yrs – 5 yrs

5:1

Preschool 2**

3 yrs – 5 yrs

5:1

Youth 1*

5 & up

6:1

Youth 2**

5 & up

6:1

Level 3

5 & up

8:1

Level 4

5 & up

8:1

Level 5

5 & up

8:1

Pre-Comp / Swim Team Prep

5 & up

8:1

*Preschool 1 and Youth 1 work on the same skills (age of participants is the difference) **Preschool 2 and Youth 2 work on the same skills (age of participants is the difference)

For complete descriptions of classes, please visit www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics

Weekend Classes Session A (March 22-April 13)

Weekend Classes Session B (April 19-May 11)

Fee $20/Residents $52/Non-Residents When 30 minute classes, Mon. - Thur., 2 weeks Online Resident Registration: Wed., March 5, 6 a.m. Non-Res./In-Person Registration: Thur., March 6

Fee $20/Residents $52/Non-Residents When 30 minute classes, Mon. - Thur., 2 weeks Online Resident Registration: Wed., April 9, 6 a.m. Non-Res./In-Person Registration: Thur., April 10

Sunrise Pool Sunrise Pool Level 9:40 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:50 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Level 9:40 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:50 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Prt/Toddler 77219 76796 76797 Prt/Toddler 77220 76798 76799 Intro to Pre. 76736 77216 76737 77217 Intro to Pre. 76738 77221 76739 77222 Presch. 1 76816 76817 77223 76818 Presch. 1 76819 76820 77224 76821 Presch. 2 76842 76843 76844 76845 Presch. 2 76846 76847 76848 76849 Youth 1 76866 76867 77218 Youth 1 76868 76869 77225 Youth 2 76890 76891 76892 76893 Youth 2 76894 76895 76896 76897 Level 3 76756 76757 76758 76759 Level 3 76760 76761 76762 76763 Level 4 76774 76776 Level 4 76777 76779

Sunrise Pool 21321 N. 86th Dr. (W. of 83rd Ave. on Lone Cactus) (623) 773-8495* Open Swims begins May 24 Centennial Pool 14388 N. 79th Ave. (W. of 79th Ave., N. of Thunderbird) (623) 776-9555* Open Swims begins May 26 Peoria Pool 11200 N 83rd Ave. (W. of 83rd Ave., on Varney Rd.) (623) 878-4903* Open Swims begins May 26

*Phones will only be answered during open hours. See left margin for contact information.

Visit www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics for open swim schedules.


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Aquatic Programs - Class Schedules Spring Session 1 (March 17- March 27) Fee $20/Residents $52/Non-Residents When 30 minute classes, Mon. - Thur., 2 weeks Online Resident Registration: Wed., March 5, 6 a.m. • Non-Res./In-Person Registration: Thur., March 6

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7137

Stacy Beadle Aquatics Supervisor Stacy.Beadle@Peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-5247 Christian Peck Recreation Coordinator Christian.Peck@Peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7143

www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics Rain Out Line (623) 773-5080

Level Prt/Toddler Intro to Pre. Presch. 1 Presch. 2 Youth 1 Youth 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Dive Prep Swim Prep 1 Swim Prep 2 Swim Prep 3 Water Aerobics

3:25 p.m.

4 p.m.

76800 76822 76850 76870 76740

76724 76801 76823 76851 76871 76741 76764

Sunrise Pool 4:35 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 76792 76725 76726 76802 76803 76824 76825 76852 76872 76873 76742 76743 76765 76781

5:45 p.m.

6:20 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

77230 76853 77231

76679 76650 76653

76651 76652 76654 77047 76655 77048 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 77103

Spring Session 2 (March 31- April 10) Fee $20/Residents $52/Non-Residents When 30 minute classes, Mon. - Thur., 2 weeks Online Resident Registration: Wed., March 26, 6 a.m. • Non-Res./In-Person Registration: Thur., March 27 Level Prt/Toddler Intro to Pre. Presch. 1 Presch. 2 Youth 1 Youth 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Dive Prep Swim Prep 1 Swim Prep 2 Swim Prep 3 Water Aerobics

3:25 p.m.

4 p.m.

76804 76827 76854 76875 76744

76727 76805 76828 76855 76876 76745 76766

Sunrise Pool 4:35 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 76793 76728 76729 76806 76807 76829 76830 76856 76877 76878 76746 76747 76767 76784

5:45 p.m.

6:20 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

77232 76831 77233

76680 76656 76659

76657 76658 76660 77049 76661 77050 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.77104

Spring Session 3 (April 14-April 24) New for this SPRING: Adaptive Swim Lessons and One-On-One Lessons! Please go online to www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics for class codes.

Fee $20/Residents $52/Non-Residents When 30 minute classes, Mon. - Thur., 2 weeks Online Resident Registration: Wed., April 9, 6 a.m. • Non-Res./In-Person Registration: Thur., April 10 Level Prt/Toddler Intro to Pre. Presch. 1 Presch. 2 Youth 1 Youth 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Dive Prep Swim Prep 1 Swim Prep 2 Swim Prep 3 Water Aerobics

3:25 p.m.

4 p.m.

76804 76827 76854 76875 76744

76727 76805 76828 76855 76876 76745 76766

Sunrise Pool 4:35 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 76793 76728 76729 76806 76807 76829 76830 76856 76877 76878 76746 76747 76767 76784

5:45 p.m.

6:20 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

77232 76831 77233

76680 76656 76659

76657 76658 76660 77049 76661 77050 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.77104


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Aquatic Programs - Class Schedules Spring Session 3 (April 14-April 24) Fee $20/Residents $26/Non-Residents When 30 minute classes, Mon. - Thur., 2 weeks Online Resident Registration: Wed., April 9, 6 a.m. • Non-Res./In-Person Registration: Thur., April 10 Level Intro to Pre. Presch. 1 Presch. 2 Youth 1 Youth 2 Level 3 Swim Prep 1 Swim Prep 2 Swim Prep 3

4 p.m. 76694 76704 76710 76714 76718

4:35 p.m. 76695 76711 76715 76719

Centennial Pool 5:10 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 76696 76705 76706

6:20 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

76635 76638 76639

76636 77043 77044

76720 76702 76634 76637

Spring Session 4 (April 28-May 8) Fee $20/Residents $52/Non-Residents When 30 minute classes, Mon. - Thur., 2 weeks Online Resident Registration: Wed., April 23, 6 a.m. • Non-Res./In-Person Registration: Thur., April 24 Level Prt/Toddler Intro to Pre. Presch. 1 Presch. 2 Youth 1 Youth 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Dive Prep Swim Prep 1 Swim Prep 2 Swim Prep 3 Water Aerobics

3:25 p.m.

4 p.m.

76812 76837 76862 76885 76752

76733 76813 76838 76863 76886 76753

Sunrise Pool 4:35 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 76795 76734 76735 76814 76815 76839 76840 76864 76887 76888 76754 76755 76772

5:45 p.m.

6:20 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

Centennial Pool 14388 N. 79th Ave. (W. of 79th Ave., N. of Thunderbird) (623) 776-9555* Open Swims begins May 26 Peoria Pool 11200 N 83rd Ave. (W. of 83rd Ave., on Varney Rd.) (623) 878-4903* Open Swims begins May 26

76841 76889 77235

76789 76683

76684 76668 76671

76669 76670 76672 77053 76673 77054 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 77106

Fee $20/Residents $52/Non-Residents When 30 minute classes, Mon. - Thur., 2 weeks Online Resident Registration: Wed., April 23, 6 a.m. • Non-Res./In-Person Registration: Thur., April 24 4 p.m. 76698 76707 76712 76716 76721

4:35 p.m. 76699 76713 76717 76722

*Phones will only be answered during open hours. See left margin for contact information.

Visit www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics for open swim schedules.

Spring Session 4 (April 28-May 8)

Level Intro to Pre. Presch. 1 Presch. 2 Youth 1 Youth 2 Level 3 Swim Prep 1 Swim Prep 2 Swim Prep 3

Sunrise Pool 21321 N. 86th Dr. (W. of 83rd Ave. on Lone Cactus) (623) 773-8495* Open Swims begins May 24

Centennial Pool 5:10 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 76700 76708 76709

6:20 p.m.

6:55 p.m.

76641 76644 76645

76642 77045 77046

76723 76703 76640 76643


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Friends of the Peoria Public Library present

at the Sunrise Mountain Library 21109 N. 98th Ave. Peoria, Az

Mar Sat 10 am8, 2014 -2 pm

FUN FOR THE

WHOLE FAMILY!

Juggl ing!

ng i t n i Pa fts e c a F Cra e s d i K k Sal Boo ORE! &M

Balloon Artist!

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MAIN LIBRARY

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN LIBRARY

8463 West Monroe Street Peoria, AZ 85345 623.773.7555

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Peoria Main Library ADULT Technology Classes

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS www.library.peoriaaz.gov Renewal Line (623) 773-7750 Don’t forget to “like us” on Facebook to get regular updates on library activities www.facebook.com/peoriaazlibrary

Feeling left behind in the realm of technology? Take a simple class and catch up! No sign up required, classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. Library staff will walk you through very basic information. Computer Basics When Thur., March 6, April 3 and May 1, 2 p.m. Internet/Email Basics When Thur., March 13, 20, 27; April 10, 17, 24; May 8, 15, 22 at 2 p.m. The following programs are supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Tablets 101 When Mon., March 3, April 7, May 5 at 2 p.m. Internet/Apps on Tablets When Mon., March 10, April 14, May 12 at 2 p.m. Social Media on Tablets When Mon., March 17, April 21, May 19 at 2 p.m. E-Readers on Tablets When Mon., March 24, April 28 at 2 p.m.

TEEN Peoria Main Library 8463 W. Monroe St. Peoria, AZ 85345 (623) 773-7555 Hours Mon. to Thur., 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri. to Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Youth Services Department (623) 773-7562 Adult Services Department (623) 773-7556 Public Services Department (623) 773-7555 x3

Green Teens Crafts The first Thur. of each month is dedicated to making crafts from recycled/upcycled items. See the library website or call for more information. Thur., March 6, April 3, May 1 at 4 p.m. When

I Robots Build a robot out of recycled materials and bring it to the library during Teen Tech Week. We will place it on display and our panel of robot library experts, will take a vote on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Submission forms will be available on the library website and at the service desks. When March 1 - 15

Facebook Fiction Submit your favorite fictional character’s facebook status during Teen Tech Week. We will place it on our bulletin board and post it on our library’s facebook page. March 9 - 15 When

Deliciously Divergent The “Divergent” novel series by Veronica Roth, is a favorite of our Teen Librarian’s. This wonderful novel is being made into a movie. Write up a few sentences or so, telling us how you sometimes feel different (or divergent as it were), and how your being “divergent” also makes you special. Submit it to our Teen Librarian to be entered to win the book trilogy, movie posters, and movie tickets to the show. (Submissions will remain private.) When March 1 - 20

Permit Prep 101 Permit Prep 101 is a free AAA AZ workshop that prepares teens for their written permit tests and educates families on what they need to know before their new driver takes the wheel. Registration is required by calling (602) 241-2945. Thur., April 17, 6 p.m. When

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Earth Day Terrariums Create your own desert terrarium out of ordinary upcycled household items and learn a bit about water conservation in the process. Registration required: (623) 773-7556. When Tues., April 22, 4 p.m.

Teen Summer Reading – “Spark a Reaction” Read your favorite books, attend programs, collect incentives and win prizes all summer long. All you have to do is read. When May 29 - July 26

CHILDREN Family Story Time Bring the whole family and you will be delighted with stories, songs and more. There is always a coloring sheet to round out the time together. Parents are encouraged to participate. When Every Thur. 6 p.m.

Young @ Art There is a different and exciting art project every month. Come dressed to get messy! When March 24 and April 28, 6 p.m. 5 - 12 years old Age

The Purposeful Play Group Mark your calendar as the play group will be starting back up again this fall. Come join this free play group for parents and tots from 1 to 5 years old and have fun while encouraging early education. Call the library for more information at (623) 773-7562 When Every 2nd and 4th Mon., 10 a.m.

PAWS 2 Read PAWS 2 Read is an on-going program which allows children to read aloud to therapy dogs in order to improve reading skills. When children practice reading individually to trained therapy dogs (and their handlers) they become more confident readers, while having fun! Every third Saturday of the month. First come – first served. Sat., March 15, April 19 and May 17, 1 p.m. When 2:30 p.m.

Movies at the library for all ages Come to the Main Library and watch the latest DVD releases on our big screen during early release days ,when school is out for spring break or to cool down in the summer. All movies will be rated G thru PG13. Check with the library to find out dates, times and movies titles.

Miss Lady Bug and Friends Sponsored by the Friends of the Peoria Public Library. Miss Lady Bug is back with her friends! Come and learn about ladybugs and their environment. Stay and help release some outside! When March 14, 11 a.m. All ages Age

Summer Reading Program FIZZ! BOOM! READ! Summer Reading 2014 makes reading fun while helping children maintain and improve their reading skills. It’s all online, and children up to age twelve will receive virtual “badges” as they advance through the program. Upon competion, children can select their own book which will be sent directly to their home! How cool is that?! When May 29 - July 26


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Sunrise Mountain Library ADULT Let’s Speak Spanish!

All levels of speakers from beginners to native speakers are welcome. Led by James Abraham, Spanish Faculty at GCC. No registration required. When March 20, April 3, 17, May 1, 15, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Between the Covers Book Group

Bring a friend and join us for a discussion of great books and some fun! Newcomers welcome! When March 18 - Bad Samaritan by Aimee Thurlo, April 15 - One Book Arizona Book, May 20 - TBA at 6:30 p.m.

Afternoon Book Group

Bring a friend and join us for a discussion of great books and some fun! Newcomers welcome! When March 27 - Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, April 24 - One Book Arizona Book, May 22 - TBA at 2 p.m.

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Ebooks for Kindle and other Ebook Readers When March 18, April 22, and May 6, 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Social Media When March 26, April 2, and May 7, 2 p.m.

TEEN QR Code Scavenger Hunt!

Celebrate Teen Tech Month by using your smartphone to find QR code “clues” around the library. Don’t have a smartphone? We’ll have it all on paper, too! When March 9 - 22

Keyboard Crafts

Recycle some old tech during Teen Tech Week. Stop by and make a wallet or jewelry out of old computer keyboards. When March 15, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Teen Gaming Day!

Hang out in the Community Room and play Xbox and Wii games, as well as board games and card games. Or, bring some games of your own and a friend! When April 26, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Teen Summer Volunteers

Play Phase 10, UNO, Old Maid, Hearts, Rummikub and other card and board games. When March 12, 26, April 9, 23, May 14, 28 2 p.m.

Earn community service hours, gain job skills and meet new people. Positions are limited, turn your application in early! When Applications will be available April 14 and will be accepted until May 10. Age 14 - 17 years

Read and enter for weekly Barnes & Noble gift cards. Grand prize is a Nook. When May 29 - July 26

Mother’s Day is coming up soon! Make a rose or a picture frame for Mom (or someone special) out of Duct Tape! When April 3, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Please call the library for more information about classes. Registration is required as space is limited. call (623) 773-8656 Computers 101 When March 3, April 7, May 5, 2 p.m. Basic Internet When March 24, April 28, May19, 2 p.m. Computers 102 When March 10, April 14, May 12, 2 p.m. Microsoft Office Basics – Word When April 21, 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Microsoft Office Basics – Excel When May 29, 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Microsoft Office Basics – Power Point/Publisher When March 4,1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Digital Photography Downloads When March 13, April 10, and May 1, 2 p.m. Email Basics When March 20, April 17 and May 15, 2 p.m. Blogs When May 17,10 a.m. Smart Phones and Tablets –Android Devices Only When March 6, April 3, and May 8, 2:15 p.m. Drop In Classes - No registration required. Open Job Lab - Stuck on filling out an online job application or working on your resume? Drop by our open job lab and get help. When March 21, April 11, May 23 drop in any time from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Open Keyboarding and Mouse Lab - Drop by our open keyboarding and mouse lab and practice keyboarding and mouse skills. When March 3, Ap,ril 7, May 5, 3 p.m.

Read and win prizes! Program begins on May 29 - stop by to learn about all the great prizes you can win, and more. When May 29 - July 26

Card/Board Game Afternoon

Adult Summer Reading Program – “Literary Elements”

Duct Tape Flowers and Frames

Technology Classes

Teen Summer Reading Program - “Spark a Reaction!”

The following programs are supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Call to register (623) 773-8650

Smart Phones and Tablets –Apple Devices Only When March 6, April 3, and May 8, 1 p.m.

CHILDREN Toddler Time

Toddler Time embraces the energy of toddlers with entertaining songs, dances, and stories. When Every Tues. 9:30 a.m. and10:30 a.m. Age 18 months - 3 years old

Baby Steps Story Time

A foundation for reading begins at birth. Share activities that you can do with your baby by helping your baby step into reading. When Every Wed. 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Age 18 months and younger

Crazy Story times with Madame Patchouli

Join Madame Patchouli for laugh-out-loud literary adventures. We’ll sing, we’ll dance and even read a couple of books. Craft after storytime. When Every Thur. 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Age 3 - 5 years old

Teddy Bear Storytime

Busy during the day? Please join us for our Teddy Bear Storytime on Tuesday evenings. PJs and teddy bears are optional. When Every Tues. 6:30 p.m. Age 2 - 6 years old

Lego Club

Build a new creation each class! Registration required as space is limited. Call (623) 773-8650 When Apr12 and May 10, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Songercise

Learn the why and how to play with your children to maximize brain and skill development. When 1st and 3rd Fri., 10 a.m. and 11:00 a,m.

2014 Summer Reading Program – “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Watch for more information. When May 29 - July 26

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS www.library.peoriaaz.gov Renewal Line (623) 773-7750 Don’t forget to “like us” on Facebook to get regular updates on library activities www.facebook.com/peoriaazlibrary

Sunrise Mountain Library 21109 N. 98th Ave. Peoria, AZ 85382 (623) 773-8650 Hours Mon. to Thur., 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri. to Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Public Services Department (623) 773-8650 x3


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Sports - Youth Registration Fees: Res. $50 / Non Res. $80 After Feb. 25: Res. $70 / Non Res. $100 Soccer, flag football and teeball/kickball run March 29 May 17.

Youth Soccer Ages*

COACHES & PARENT INFORMATION SPRING SPORTS COACHES MEETING: Wed., March 12, 6 p.m. at the Peoria Community Center (8335 W. Jefferson St.) NEW COACHES MEETING: Wed., March 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Peoria Community Center (8335 W. Jefferson St.) NEW PARENT MEETING: Sat., March 15, 9 a.m. at the Development and Community Services Building (9875 N. 85th Ave.) REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5 p.m., Tues., March 4. Children will be placed on a waitlist following the deadline. No requests accepted after deadline. Registration is based on child’s age as of March 29, 2014.

REGISTER BY FEB. 25 AND SAVE $20.

Division

Location

Days

Course #

5&6

6-man Coed Various Parks Sat. a.m.

79635

7&8

6-man Coed Various Parks Sat. a.m.

79636

9 & 10

8-man Boys

Various Parks Sat. a.m.

79637

9 & 10

8-man Girls

Various Parks Sat. a.m.

79638

11 - 12

11-man Boys Various Parks Sat. a.m.

79639

11 - 12

11-man Girls Various Parks Sat. a.m.

79640

13 - 15

11-man Boys Various Parks Thur. p.m.

79641

13 - 15

11-man Girls Various Parks Thur. p.m.

79642

Youth 7 on 7 Flag Football Ages* Division

Location

Days Course #

Coed

Paseo Verde Park Sat. a.m.

8 - 10

Coed

Paseo Verde Park Sat. a.m.

79651

11 - 13

Coed

Rio Vista Park

Sat. a.m.

79652

6-7

79650

Youth Kickball/Tee Ball Ages*

Division Location

Days

Course #

3-5

Coed Kickball Various Parks Sat. a.m.

79656

4-6

Coed Tee Ball Various Parks Sat. a.m.

79657

Little League Baseball/Softball Boy and Girls ages 8 -16 Little League is a partnered organization of the City of Peoria. Come and play Little Legue Baseball within the City of Peoria. Diamond Girls Softball Association Girls ages 7 - 16 www.DGSAAZ.com Sidewinder Little League Residents North of Bell Rd. www.eteamz.com/sindewinderll Rio Vista Little League Residents North of Cactus, South of Bell Rd. www.eteamz.com/riovistall Mountain View Little league Residents South of Cactus www.eteamz.compmvll

Hershey Track & Field Prepatory Class Participants train in the Hershey’s Track and Field disciplines in preparation for the local and state meets. Parents must attend an organizational meeting at the start of the first session. Registration includes traiing and t-shirt. Parent volunteers are needed, call Shane at (623) 773-7763 to be a volunteer coach. Fee Course # When Ages Location Deadline

$20 Res. / $30 Non-Res. 79715 March 24 (4 weeks), 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Mon. & Wed. 7 - 14, age is determined by their ages as of Dec. 31, 2014 Centennial High School March 21, 2014

Hershey Track & Field Peoria / Glendale Local Meet Athletes compete in running, jumping and throwing events based on their age. No special shoes or equipment is required. Winners at the local meet advance to the state finals in May with a chance to earn an all expenses paid trip to Hershey, PA in August. Fee Course # When Ages Deadline

FREE Visit www.peoriaaz.gov/youthsports to register online of for form Mon., April 21 at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. check-in time) 7 - 14 (born in years 2000 - 2007) Fri., April 4

Peoria Runner’s Series Upcoming Events Join us for the new Peoria Runner’s Series. All participants earn points for participation and order of finish. The top 100 point earners at the end of the series will receive an entry into a prize lottery – the Grand Prize for this year’s Runner’s Series will be airfare, hotel, and race entry fees for two for the 2014 San Francisco Marathon. Additional prizes will also be provided by our sponsors. www.peoriaaz.gov/running Date March 9 March 9 March 9 April 5 April 5 April 5 June 15 June 15

Event Sun. Sun. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sun.

Location Rio Vista Rio Vista Rio Vista Osuna Park Osuna Park Osuna Park Rio Vista Rio Vista

Course # 77158 77159 77160 77155 77156 77157 79713 79714

Regular season runs March 29 - May 17. Practices begin the week of March 17 at park and school sites. Practice days and locations are determined by the volunteer coach. Teams are formed based on known criteria such as closest public school, player or coach requests. Requests are NEVER guaranteed - all efforts are made to accommodate when possible.


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Sports - Adult Adult 8-on-8 Flag Football

Adult 6-on-6 Indoor Volleyball Leagues

Teams play weekly for a total of 7 regular season games followed by a single elimination tournament. League play tentatively begins April 29. Registration deadline is April 17. Mandatory Captain’s Meeting on April 22 at 6 p.m. Fee $450 per team; $50 free agent registration (see chart)

Teams play matches per week for a total of 8 guaranteed matches followed by a single-elimination tournament. Registration deadline is Feb. 20. League play begins week of March 6. Coed league requires minimum of 2 women on the court at all times. All participants must be at least 16 years of age. Mandatory Captain’s Meeting on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. Fee $375 per team; $50 free agent registration (see chart)

League Men’s

Location

Days

Times

Pioneer Park Tues. Evenings

Course # 79706

League

Location

Days

Times

Course #

Thur.

Adult Basketball

Coed Adv Rio Vista RC

Evenings

79700

Teams play weekly for a total of 9 regular season games followed by a single elimination tournament. League play tentatively begins May 28. Registration deadline is May 16. Mandatory Captain’s Meeting on May 21 at 6 p.m. Fee $450 per team; $50 free agent registration (see chart)

Coed Inter Rio Vista RC Tues. Evenings

79701

League Men’s

Location

Days

Times

Various High Mon./ Evenings Schools Wed.

Course # 79708

Men’s

Rio Vista

Sun.

Morning

79712

Women’s

Rio Vista

Sun.

Morning

79710

Wom’s Adv Rio Vista Park

Sun.

Evenings

79703

Wom’s Inter Rio Vista Park

Sun.

Afternoons

79704

Adult 4-on-4 Sand Volleyball Teams play two matches weekly for a total of 14 regular season matches followed by a single elimination tournament. League play begins April 8. Regristration deadline is March 20. Mandatory Captain’s Meeting on March 25 at 6 p.m. Fee $125 per team; $30 free agent registration (see chart) League

Location

Days

Times

Coed

Rio Vista Park

Tues.

Evenings

79696

Coed

Rio Vista Park Thur. Evenings

79697

Coed

Rio Vista Park

79698

Fri.

Evenings

Course #

Adult Softball - Newly Expanded! Teams play double-headers weekly (14-game guarantee) followed by a single elimination tournament. League play tentatively begins April 11. Team registration is available on a first come, first serve basis March 10 through April 3. The following divisions will be offered in both men’s and coed softball: OPEN DIVISION (Pioneer Community Park); Competitive Division (Pioneer Community Park); RECREATIONAL DIVISION (Rio Vista Community Park); NOVICE DIVISION (Rio Vista Community Park). The Women’s Division is an OPEN Division. Mandatory Manager’s Meeting: Wed., April 9 at 6 p.m.., Rio Vista Recreation Center Fee $500 per team; $50 free agent registration (see chart) League Coed Coed Coed Coed Coed Coed Coed Coed Coed Coed Coed Coed

Day Sun. Sun. Sun. Sun. Tues. Tues. Tues. Tues. Thur. Thur. Fri. Fri.

Level Open Competitive Recreational Novice Open Competitive Recreational Novice Competitive Recreational Open Competitive

Course # 79673 79675 79674 79676 79677 79680 79678 79679 79685 79695 79684 79683

League Coed Coed Women’s Men’s Men’s Men’s Men’s Men’s Men’s Men’s Men’s

Day Fri. Fri. Thur. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed.

Level Recreational Novice Open Open Competitive Recreational Novice Open Competitive Recreational Novice

Course # 79682 79681 79694 79686 79687 79688 79689 79693 79692 79691 79690

Adult Sports Free Agent Teams/Individual Registration City of Peoria Free Agent Program allows individuals to register and then be placed on an existing team or a new team of free agents - no more sitting on a waitlist hoping to get a phone call. Individuals must register using the barcodes below by the posted teamm registration deadline. Teams will be created one week before the start of the season. Adult softball players must use the traditional Free Agent Lit on the City of Peoria Adult Softball webpage. Individual registration fees vary by sport. See sport listing on this page for fees. Sport

League

Days

Course #

Sport

League

Days

Course #

Flag Football

Men’s/Open

Tues.

79707

Basketball

Men’s

Mon./Wed.

79709

Indoor Volleyball

Womens

Sun.

79705

Basketball

Women’s

Sun.

79711

Indoor Volleyball

Coed

Tues.

79702

Sand Volleyball

Coed

Tues.

79699

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT To Register www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation (623) 773-7137

Marc Brust Recreation Supervisor Marc.Brust@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7129 Steve Richardson Recreation Coordinator Youth Sports & Camps Stephen.Richardson@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7117 Jed Roberts Recreation Coordinator Adult Sports & Running Events Jed.Roberts@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7186 Shane Hannah Recreation Programmer Adult Sports Shane.Hannah@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7763 Ryan Ryba Recreation Programmer Youth Sports Ryan.Ryba@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7027 www.peoriaaz.gov/sports


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Outdoor Recreation Discover Lake Kayaking

Moonlight Kayak Paddling

Join your guide to discover how easy it is to kayak scenic lakes around Arizona. The instructor will provide some basic kayaking instruction and get you out on the water to see the sites of the lake. Bring a sack lunch for lunch on the water during your excursion.

Come join us for some paddling by moonlight. We will launch the kayaks at twilight and then paddle along by the light of the moon. This is a unique experience that everyone will enjoy.

Fee $40 Res. / $48 Non-Res. Age 13 & up Location Lake Pleasant

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT www.peoriaaz.gov/outdoors

Christian Peck Recreation Coordinator Christian.Peck@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7143

Course # 79790 When March 16, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sun. Course # 79791 When April 12, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat. Course # 79792 When May 10, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat.

Discover Lake Kayaking Parent & Child Join your guide to discover how easy it is to kayak scenic lakes around Arizona. The instructor will provide some basic kayaking instruction and get you out on the water to see the sites of the lake. Bring a sack lunch for lunch on the water during your excursion. This is the same course as Discover Lake Kayaking but parents and children will ride together in a two person kayak. Children must be at least 8 years old to participate with a parent. Fee $50 Res. / $60 Non-Res. Age 8 & up (with parent) Location Lake Pleasant

Fee $30 Res. / $36 Non-Res. 13 & up Age Location Lake Pleasant Course # 79801 When March 15, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Sat. Course # 79802 April 12, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Sat. When

Geocaching Geocaching is like a high-tech treasure hunt. The City of Peoria Outdoor Recreation Program offers Geocaching opportunities for youth, adults, beginners, and the experienced. Fee $10 Age 6 & up Location Rio Vista Community Park Course # 77298 When March 15, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Sat. Course # 79806 When April 19, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Sat. Course # 79807 When May 17, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Sat.

Course # 79796 When March 16, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sun. Course # 79797 When April 12, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat. Course # 79798 When May 10, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat.

ACA Intro to Kayaking The American Canoe Association (ACA) Introduction to Kayaking Course is designed as a short program emphasizing safety, enjoyment, and skill acquisition for entry level individuals. Participants will receive information and instruction that will prepare them for kayaking independently. Instruction, kayak, and personal flotation device are included in the registration fee.

The City of Peoria and Maricopa County have a variety of activities and classes for all ages.

Fee $60 Res. / $72 Non-Res. Age 12 & up Location Lake Pleasant Course # 79803 When April 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sun. Course # 79804 When May 11, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sun.

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Senior Adult Program Adults aged 50 and better are encouraged to take part in activities offered throughout the year at the Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson (2 blocks S. of Peoria Avenue). There is no membership fee required and programs are open to residents and non-residents.

Lunch & Transportation The Community Action Program (C.A.P.) invites seniors 60 and older for lunch at 11:45 a.m., Mon. - Fri. A $3 donation and 24 hour notice is requested. Menus are available at the Center. To register for meals or to discuss transportation options, call the Nutrition Office at (623) 979-3570.

Newcomers Welcome Are you new to the area or recently retired? Are you curious as to what the Senior Adult Program has to offer? Learn about activities for active adults at this meeting. Refreshments served. Fee FREE When March 18, Tues., 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location Peoria Community Center

Daily Programs These groups are free, meet weekly and are open to new participants. Duplicate Bridge Mon. 12:30 p.m. *Offered through Valley of the Sun Bridge Club Canasta Mon. 1 p.m. Mexican Train Dominoes Mon. & Wed. 9 a.m. Euchre Wed. 12:30 p.m. Social Bridge Wed. 12:30 p.m. Scrabble Thur. 12:30 p.m. Pinochle Thur. 1 p.m. Hand & Foot Fri. 1 p.m.

Bingo Bingo cards cost 25¢ each and 50¢ for the coverall and winners divide the money collected. Pots generally range from $5 - $35. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. on Special Event Days. When Tues. & Fri., 12:30 p.m.

Billiards

Westside Stitchers We work on any and all needle crafting projects – knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, felt, beading. Is there a needle crafting project you’d like to start or try but are scared to? Any level of experience is welcome. When Wed., 12:30 p.m.

The Book Club Read and chat about a variety of books. Club meets the first Mon. of the month (except for holidays) at 1 p.m.; group members provide their own copies of books. Cohosted by Lucy Petersen and Jean Wiggans. March 3 Sins of the Mother by Danielle Steele April 7 One Summer by David Baldacci May 5 Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo June 2  1776 by David McCullough (Winner of the Purlitzer Prize)

Senior Mixer Dances Dance to live music provided by Manuel Dorrantes and Michael Carollo the first Thur. of every month from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Admission is $4 and includes refreshments and a door prize ticket. New dancers are always welcome. When March 6, April 3, May 1

Day Trips Trips depart from the Peoria Community Center Upcoming trips include: Mystery Trips Casino Trips AZ Diamondback Games Lunchtime Theater at Herberger Theater Prescott Bluegrass Festival

AARP Smart Driver Course

Fun, free bingo every Thursday. Eight games are played and winners choose from an assortment of grab bags. When Thur., 10:45 a.m.

Busy Bee Crafters

Ceramics

This creative group meets every week to share ideas and work on a variety of projects. When Tues., 9 a.m.

A fun and relaxing hobby, Ceramics is open-entry, openexit and good for all skill levels. Bring your own supplies or purchase from instructor, Betty Phillips Fee $25/ 4 class punch card When Mon. (ongoing), 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location Community Center

Table Tennis Play Table tennis on our tournament quality table. Fee FREE When Tues. & Thur., 1:30 p.m.

Grab Bag Bingo

RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7436

Paula Considine Recreation Supervisor Paula.Considine@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7923 Bill Moss Recreation Coordinator William.Moss@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7921

CLASSES/WORKSHOPS See page (page #) for registration details. Drop-in fees are available so that you can check out any class on our schedule; please call to confirm availability. This defensive driving course is offered monthly. Bring a check payable to AARP the first day of class. Fee AARP Members $15/Non-Members $20 Location Community Center Course # 77293 When March 7, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Fri. (1 class) Course # 79342 When April 4, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Fri. (1 class) Course # 79343 When May 2, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Fri. (1 class) Course # 79344 When June 6, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Fri. (1 class)

Open billiards on our custom Connelly tables. Fee Free during normal business hours.

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT

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Discovery 101 Free educational series in partnership with various community agencies on Fridays from 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not required. Call for schedule and information (623) 773-7436.

Firearms Classes for Seniors

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT Email us at communitycenter@peoriaaz.gov to sign up to receive email alerts to hear about trip destinations, special events, classes, and hikes. Rent the Peoria Community Center Do you have a meeting, special occasion or event in need of a location? The Peoria Community Center has several different meeting and banquet rooms that can accommodate groups from 10 to 280 people. Our rates are some of the most competitive in the City and we have discounts for Peoria residents. For information, rates and room availability, contact the Community Center staff at (623) 773-7436.

Firearms classes are designed specifically for seniors in mind. Classes are held at Shooters’ World, 8966 W. Cactus Road. Firearm ownership not required. When Tues., 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Shooter’s World - Handgun Selection and Range This class teaches what goes in to selecting a handgun. Whether the weapon is for recreational shooting or personal protection, we will outline the different points that should be considered before you make your purchase. It will cover shooting range protocol. You will leave with a clear understanding of what to do when you come to a range to shoot. This class does not include shooting. Fee $30 Course # 79375 When Feb. 18 Six Fundamentals of Markmanship This class will focus on the Six Fundamentals that all good marksmen employ. Fee $40 Course # 79376 When March 18 Gun Cleaning, Maintenance and Storage The last class in the series will cover cleaning, maintenance and storage of your weapon. Class includes cleaning kit for your weapon. Fee $30 Course # 79377 When April 15

One Stroke Painting Learn this popular method of “One Stroke” painting created by Donna Dewberry. Taught by Sheila Cohen, Certified Instructor. When Wed., 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Introduction to One Stroke Painting An affordable, all-inclusive introduction to this noexperience-needed painting technique. Fee $10 Course # 79737 When April 30 (1 class) One Stroke Painting Level I A $40 Painting kit is required. Fee $55 Course # 77281 When March 5 (3 classes) Course # 79736 When April 2 (3 classes) Course # 79726 When May 7 (3 classes)

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One Stroke Painting Level II Improve your “One Stroke” skills. Level I is a prerequisite for this class. Fee $55 Course # 79738 When May 28 (3 classes) One Stroke Project Classes You must complete Beginning One Stroke Painting before taking these classes. Teacher will provide supply list. See sample of projects at reception desk. Fee $18 Course # 77335 When Wed., Feb. 19 (1 class) Course # 77336 When Wed., March 26 (1 class)

HEALTH & FITNESS Fit After 50 (year round) Stay active with a resistance-training program using weights, dynabands and balls, followed by a lively aerobic workout. No pre-registration required. Instructor: Tammy Bielewicz & Carolyn Thornley Fee $1.50 per class; $30/20 class punch card; $15/10 class punch card When Mon./Wed./Fri. (ongoing) 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Mon. (ongoing) 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Location Community Center

Zumba Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Geared towards adults 50 and over, this Zumba class is an exhilerating, effective and easy to follow fitness program. Taught by licensed Aumba instructor, Akua Jitahadi. Fee $1.50 per class When Tues./Thur. 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. & Thur. 11 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. (ongoing) Location Community Center

Chair Exercise Class Improve your posture! An ongoing program with a 30 minute routine performed “while seated in a chair”. Class is led by Josie Salas, Nutrition Program Director. Please call ahead to ensure class is scheduled. Fee FREE When Tues., 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (ongoing) Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (ongoing) Location Community Center

Tai Chi This six week class uses gentle physical exercise and stretching to reduce stress, increase flexibility, energy, coordination and balance. Instructor: Mirella Tohatan Fee $30 Location Women’s Club Course # 79767 When March 10, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Mon. & Wed. (6 weeks) Course # 79771 When April 21, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Mon. & Wed. (6 weeks) Course # 79772 When June 9, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Mon. & Wed. (6 weeks)


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Line Dance

Tuesday Classic Movie Madness

This progressive class has two levels and does not require a partner. Instructor: Pat Newell Line Dance I for the beginner/improver student. It will introduce basic terminology, steps and patterns. When Mon., 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Fee $25 Course # 77338 When Feb. 24 (5 classes) Fee $30 Course # 79766 When March 31 (6 classes) Fee $25 Course # 79768 When May 12 (5 classes) Line Dance II Designed for dancers who have basic knowledge of dance terminology and some previous experience. Dances will range from beginner to beginner-plus in difficulty level. Fee $30 When Wed., 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Course # 77269 When Feb. 19 (6 classes) Course # 79765 When April 2 (6 classes) Course # 79770 When May 14 (6 classes)

Classic movies and popcorn every Tues. at 12:30 p.m. in the Cholla Conference Room. March 4 McHale’s Navy (1964) Tim Conway, Joe Flynn March 11 Lover Come Back (1961) Rock Hudson, Doris Day March 18 Magnificent Obsession (1954) Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson March 25 How the West Was Won (1962) James Stewart, Gregory Peck April 1 The Yearling (1946)Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman April 8 Auntie Mame(1958) Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker April 15 Gypsy (1962) Carl Maulden, Natalie Wood April 22 West Side Story (1961) Natalie Awood, Rita Moreno April 29 Brigadoon (1954) Gene Kelley, Cyd Charisse May 6 Singin in the Rain (1952) Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds May 13 The Singing Nun (1966) Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban May 20 Sayonara (1957) Marlon Brando, Red Buttons May 27 The Posiedon Adventure(1972) Gene Hackman, Shelly Winters June 3 Return to Peyton Place (1961) Jeff Chandler, Carol Lynley June 10 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lorre June 17 Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) Bud Abbott, Lou Costello June 24 The Defiant Ones (1958) Tony Curtis Sydney Poitier

Blood Pressure Screenings sponsored by BANNER HEALTH

SPECIAL EVENTS

Volunteers with training from Boswell Hospital provide free blood pressure screenings each month. Fee FREE When Tues., March 4, April 1, May 6, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location Community Center

Join in the fun! Events take place at the Peoria Community Center and are free unless otherwise noted. Lunch is served following most events; a $3 donation and a 24 hour notice are requested. Reserve your lunch by calling (623) 979-3911.

Ask the Nurse sponsored by CareMore

Step into Spring Fun Walk

A nurse from Caremore will be available to answer any medical questions you may have. Fee FREE When Tues., March 4, April 1, May 6, 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Location Community Center

Benefits Assistance Volunteer counselors, specially trained by the Area Agency on Aging, Region One’s Benefits Assistance Program, provide objective, free personalized assistance to seniors, and adults with disabilities. Services include information on Medicare and supplemental plans. Please call (602) 241-6134 to set up an appointment to meet with a counselor at the Community Center.

AARP Tax Aide Program AARP will provide assistance to filing income tax on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from February 4 through April 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Help is provided on a first-come, firstserved basis. Bring ID, Social Security card & last year’s taxes, plus any forms you have received.

It’s time for Spring Training; join us at our new time to walk at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave. T-shirt, entertainment, wellness fair, lunch, fun bag and door prizes are all included in registration fee. Download registration form at recreaton.peoriaaz.gov or call (623) 773-7436. Fee $15 / $17 for larger than XXL Course # 79380 When March 20, 10 a.m. - noon

Senior Picnic Sponsored by the Activity Committee, annual picnic is guaranteed fun! Fee Free Course # 79383 March 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. When Location Pioneer Park

St. Patrick’s Day Party When

March 14, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Wild, Wild West Day When

April 11, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Cinco de Mayo When

May 2, 9:30 a.m. - noon

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7436

Paula Considine Recreation Supervisor Paula.Considine@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7923 Bill Moss Recreation Coordinator William.Moss@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7921

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Adaptive Recreation Program PLAY PROGRAM (PEORIA’S LEISURE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH PROGRAM) The Adaptive Recreation program is continually striving to improve program content. The P.L.A.Y. Program is designed to meet the leisure needs of our younger participants. Friends and siblings that meet the same age requirements are encouraged to participate.

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register/ General Information (623) 773-7436

Alley Cats Bowling This social league will introduce youth to the sport of bowling. Participants will be taught basic bowling techniques, rules, and sportsmanship. Bumpers will be available. Participants meet at Glendale AMF Lanes. We ask that new bowlers pre-register by calling (623) 773-7436. Fee When Age Location

$5/week or $35/session April 12, noon - 1:30 p.m., Sat. (8 classes) 6 - 10 Glendale AMF (8840 N. 43rd Ave.)

SOCIAL EVENTS Friday Night Dances

Paula Considine Recreation Supervisor Paula.Considine@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7923 Jodi Roth-Jones Recreation Coordinator Jodi.Roth-Jones@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7719 Brian DeGrandchamp Recreation Programmer Brian.DeGrandchamp@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-7925

The dances provide teens and adults (ages 18 years and older) with developmental disabilities an opportunity to meet new people and socialize in a supervised setting. Dances are held in 10 week sessions. To see a complete schedule of dances, visit our website or call to request a schedule. Fee When Age Location

$4/week April11, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Fri. (10 weeks) 18 & up Peoria Community Center

Bingo Night Get the family together and join us for an evening of fun and prizes. Participants will receive two bingo cards. There are two Bingo Nights, see below for dates. Fee Age

$5 10 & up

Course # 77114 When March 28, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. Location Peoria Community Center When June 20, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Fri. Location Glendale Adult Center

We Connect (“Wii Kinect”) Come have fun at the community center! Play in Kinect and Wii tournaments, dance to music on the big screen and enjoy a pizza dinner. Prizes will be given for highest scores! Fee $5 Course # 79719 When March 22, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. Age 16 & up Location Peoria Community Center

Diamondbacks Baseball Game Come enjoy an evening of cheering on the Dbacks! Cost includes tickets and transportation if needed. Food is on your own. Fee $26 Course # 79720 April 26, 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sat. When Age 16 & up Location Meet at the Peoria Community Center

Saturday Social Bowling Participants meet at Glendale AMF Lanes for two games of bowling in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We ask that new bowlers pre-register by calling (623) 773-7436. Fee When Age Location

$5/week or $35/session April 12, noon - 1:30 p.m., Sat. (8 classes) 10 & up Glendale AMF (8840 N. 43rd Ave)

Meet and Greet and Science Fair Come see first hand all the activities that the City of Peoria Adaptive Recreation Program offers! The After School and Adult Day Programs will have their science experiments on display. Light refreshments will be served. Fee FREE Course # 77123 When March 6, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. Age Everyone Location Peoria Community Center

Shining Stars Theater Program If you are interested in performing under the lights then this theater program is for you! This sessions production will be “Peter Pan.”  There will be 10 weeks of practice and a show on the main stage at Theater Works on June 8th 2014 at 6:30 pm. Fee $75 Course # 79851 When April 2, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wed. (10 weeks) Age 8 & up Location Peoria Community Center     

TEEN SCENE Starry Nights Prom This is sure to be an event to remember! Come to the High School Prom. Guests will receive a keepsake photo, dance the night away and enjoy an array of scrumptious desserts. Nice dress attire is requested. Fee $4 advance or $5 at door Course # 79721 When May 3, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Age Current High School Student (14 - 21) Location Peoria Community Center


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SPORTS & CHALLENGES Challenger Little League, Competitive & Instructional The Recreation Division, in cooperation with the Glendale Recreation Department & the Rio Vista Little League, will be forming teams of children with disabilities, ages 7 - 21, to play baseball. Volunteer coaches & “buddies” needed. Please call (623) 773-7436 to help. Registration forms can be picked up at the Peoria Community Center. Registrations are due by Feb. 24. Fee $25 Course # 77120 When March 1, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Age 7 - 21 years Location TBD

SPECIAL OLYMPICS This internationally recognized sports program is open to intellectually challenged individuals 8 years and older. To participate in Special Olympics training and competition, athletes must have a completed Special Olympics Medical Release Form. Call (623) 773-7436 for a schedule of upcoming training opportunities. Upcoming Summer/Fall Sports are Swimming, Softball, Soccer.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Team Peoria Special Olympics would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous support of the 15th Annual TEAM Peoria Charity Golf Tournament.

HOLE IN ONE SPONSOR Diamond Ridge Development Corporation

EAGLE SPONSOR Bank of Arizona

BIRDIE SPONSORS Diana & Keith Tucker Core Construction Raffle prizes were donated by the following businesses: Arizona Cardinals, Chick-Fil-A, Comfort Suites, Desert Botanical Gardens, Hacienda’s Mexican Grill, Hillcrest Golf Course, Golfsmith, Legends at Arrowhead, Palmbrook Country Club, Rita’s Ice Custard, Rio Vista Recreation Center, Sunwest Dental, Special Olympics Arizona, Riordan Mansion, Vans, Valle Luna Mexican Food and Cantina..

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DES/DDD FUNDED PROGRAMS The City of Peoria Adaptive Recreation Program contracts with the Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities, to offer a variety of Day Treatment and Training Services. The primary goal of all DES/DDD contracted programs is to enhance social and independent living skills through various recreational opportunities and through community outings and service projects. All programs are staffed on a 1:3 staff-to-participant ratio, so a moderateto-high level of independence is required. After School Recreation Program – provides age appropriate activities for students 12 - 17 and 18 21 years of age. Program days follow the Peoria Unified School District calendar. Adult Day Recreation Program – is designed to provide unique and challenging activities in a small group setting. To inquire about openings at our two sites, contact Brian at (623) 773-7925.

Elementary Summer Recreation Program – is an 8 week program for individuals 6 - 11 years of age. This program runs 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. five days a week as an integrated program in conjunction with the City of Peoria’s Summer Recreation Program. This program uses DTS hours. • Opportunity for daily field trips • Great environment for participants to enhance or develop friendship with peers • Indoor large and small group games • Arts and Crafts High School Summer Recreation Program – is an 8 week program for individuals 12 - 17 and 18 - 21 years of age. This program runs 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. five days a week as a self-contained program and uses a combination of DTS and RSP hours. • Two field trips a week • Work on cooking skills • F ocus on living skills – stranger danger, money skills etc •G  reat environment for participants to enhance or develop friendship with peers • Exciting crafts, group games, and fitness activities are planned weekly These programs are first come first serve so call (623) 773-7436 and ask for Jodi or Brian to request an application. Make sure you ask your support coordinator for DTS paperwork for the summer!

OUR MISSION To provide a continuum of leisure opportunities and related services designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.


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Special Interest Classes - Adult

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7137

Heather Duffett Special Interest Classes Supervisor Heather.Duffett@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8625 Andrea Traganza Recreation Coordinator Andrea.Traganza@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8623

12 Steps to Buying a Vehicle

Beginning Fiction Writing

People often describe purchasing a vehicle as one of the most stressful events in their lives! Car-buying can be ‘pain-free’ by following a few simple steps, taught in this workshop. Learn how to prepare for a successful experience, from saving to negotiating. You’ll be ready to hit the road on your next car-buying adventure!

Do you have a great idea for a story but don’t know how to get started? This one day workshop will teach you the basic fiction writing techniques the professionals use. You will learn how to plot a good story, create interesting characters, write believable dialogue and overcome the terror of the blank page. You will learn the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of getting your work published. By the end of the class, you will feel confident writing goals for your main characters and creating one to three major conflicts. One hour break for lunch. A $2 supply fee to be paid to instructor on first day of class.

Fee $5 Res. / $8 Non-Res. Course # 79604 When April 17, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Thur. (1 class) Age 16 & up Location Peoria Community Center

Attaining Financial Freedom Budgeting Basics Budgeting sounds easy, right? Creating and maintaining a budget, however, is a challenge for many people. Learn the ins and outs of creating a realistic and livable budget - a critical tool in achieving your financial goals and avoiding pitfalls. Fee $5 Res. / $8 Non-Res. Course # 79603 When March 20, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Thur. (1 class) Age 16 & up Location Peoria Community Center

Basic Car Care for Ladies Only NEW! Are you mystified by what’s under the hood? Want to learn more about your car and how to extend it’s life? Do you know how to respond and prevent a maintenance malfunction on the road? Well, ladies, you’re in good company! Learn how to check your car’s fluids, inspect hoses, properly inflate tires, change a tire, and more, during these ‘ladies only’ hands-on basic car care workshops, instructed by a woman. Dress for hands-on work on your own car outside in the parking lot, during part of each class meeting. Fee $47 Res. / $56 Non-Res. Course # 79400 When March 22, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Sat. (2 classes) Age 16 & up Location Peoria Community Center

Fee $45 Res. / $54 Non-Res. Course # 79537 When March 22, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sat. (1 class) Age 16 & up Location Sunrise Mountain Library

Belly Dancing This class is an introduction to the most popular belly dance moves that will get you dancing like Shakira! Belly dance provides a creative and fun way to achieve a cardiovascular workout while increasing both flexibility and strength. Suitable for all ages and body types, you will learn basic moves, including directional hip work and shimmy techniques. No prior experience required! Beginners welcome! Wear form-fitting dance wear that is cool, comfortable, and flexible. (Rio VIsta dress code requires torso to be fully covered outside of classroom.) Fee $69 Res. / $78 Non-Res. Course # 79416 When March 19, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Wed. (8 classes) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Cardio Tennis - New! Cardio Tennis is the fastest growing tennis-fitness program in the US! Fast-paced tennis drills set to high energy music will get you into shape quick, while enjoying the beautful Arizona spring weather! Outdoor exercise, combined with tennis - What could be more enjoyable, fun, and fitness friendly? Open to all fitness and tennis skill levels, give new Cardio Tennis a try! Fee $35 Res. / $44 Non-Res. Age 18 & up Location Paseo Racquet Center Course # 79378 When March 4, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Tues. (4 classes) Course # 79379 When April 8, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Tues. (4 classes)


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Special Interest Classes - Adult Country and Western Swing Dance

Digital Photography Introduction

Experience the fun and upbeat tempo of Country and Western Swing Dancing! Grab your partner and learn how to lead or follow, turns, swings, and more! If you are a beginner and would like to master the basics before progressing to a public dance floor, this class is for you! Register each person in a couple. Wear boots or hardsoled shoes that will slide on a wood floor. (no open-toed shoes or tennis shoes.)

Get the most from your digital camera! If your DSLR or advanced point-and-shoot camera can take pictures in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual, this class is for you! We’ll decipher camera terminology and how to use all those fancy camera controls in this introductory class. We’ll cover picture sharpness, depth of field, exposure control, flash, and color balance, as well as lighting techniques, light quality, and photography in various types of lighting situations. Photographic composition and options for producing photos at home and through various printing services is also covered. Bring your digital camera and user’s manual.

Fee $68 Res. / $77 Non-Res. Course # 79424 When March14, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Fri. (6 classes) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Country Dance - Arizona Two-Step Learn the Arizona Two-Step, how to lead and follow, turns and more! If you are a beginner and would like to master the basics before progressing to a public dance floor, this class is for you! Grab your partner and register each person per couple. Wear boots or hard-soled shoes that will slide on a wood floor. (no open-toed shoes or tennis shoes.) Fee $68 Res. / $77 Non-Res. Course # 79599 When March 14, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Fri. (6 classes) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Creative Ceramics - NEW! Paint, etch, glaze, and more, as you learn various ceramic techniques. Guided by a Duncan Ceramics certified instructor, students choose their own greenware, projects, challenge level, and progress at their own pace in advancing their skills. Enjoy your finished projects yourself or make unique gifts for others! Supplie fees vary based on your project selection and are paid directly to the instructor. Seniors qualify for reduced fee - call (623) 773-7436. Fee $59 Res. / $68 Non-Res. Age 18 & up Location Peoria Community Center Course # 79425 When March 3, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Mon. (4 classes) Course # 79556 When April 4, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Mon. (4 classes)

Fee $90 Res. / $99 Non-Res. Course # 79426 When April 17, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Thur. (8 classes) Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Digital Photography - Macro “Magic” Spring Flowers Intermediate students will learn how to adjust DSLR camera’s Aperture, Shutter speed & ISO to best photograph extreme ‘close-up’ shots of spring flowes etc. First class is lecture and information. Extended second class meeting will carpool to location. Third class meeting will be in-class critique, sharing, and wrap-up. Students must bring own DSLR camera, tripod, and instruction manual to class. **Registrants must have completed ‘Intro to Digital Photography ‘ with Mr. Keedy. 1st class meets Fri. April 18 6:30 p.m.; 2nd class meets Sat. April 26, 9 a.m.; 3rd class meets Fri. May 2 at 6:30 p.m. Fee $65 Res. / $74 Non-Res. Course # 79540 When April 18, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat. (3 classes) Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Digital Photography Photoshop Elements 12 Improve and enhance your digital photos like a pro! Learn how to download images from your camera or memory card; Adjust focus, sharpness, contrast, color, and exposure; Apply creative special effects; Edit, create, and share your photos & video clips with automatic online backup & ‘anywhere’ access; Print and display your photographs to share and enjoy! Bring your laptop loaded with Adobe ‘Photoshop Elements 12 software. Fee $65 Res. / $88 Non-Res. Course # 79554 When April 16, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Wed. (6 classes) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Register online at: www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To print course listings and details by age group, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/classes.

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Special Interest Classes - Adult Faux Painting Made Easy: Suede, Rustic, Modern Want to achieve a soft blend of colors on your wall? Professional faux painter, Linda Coffman, teaches beginners ‘ulcer-free’ ways to paint leather-look, Western or Southwestern walls, as well as soft contemporary styles. Print a paint shirt. Additional materials fee of $29 due to instructor during class for take-home painting kit (including a DVD).

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7137

Heather Duffett Special Interest Classes Supervisor Heather.Duffett@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8625 Andrea Traganza Recreation Coordinator Andrea.Traganza@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8623

Fee $29 Res. / $38 Non-Res. Course # 79536 When April 13, 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. (1 class) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Home-Buying 101 Are you a first-time homebuyer? This educational workshop will teach you the steps needed to purchase your first home. You’ll understand the financial benefits of becoming a homeowner; How to qualify for your first home; How your credit score determines your homebuying potential. Topics also include searching for the right home for you, negotiating a contract and minimizing home-buyer costs. Fee $5 Res. / $8 Non-Res. Course # 79606 April 10, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Thur. (1 class) When Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Feng Shui Made Simple - NEW! Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People The ancient art of Feng Shui is used to harmonize space, promoting health, wealth, and success in relationships, family, and career. Learn how to integrate simple low-cost decorating treatements into your home to balance energy, re-purpose design elements, clear clutter, and promote favorable life experience through Feng Shui. Instructor has long-time financial real estate success in utilizing these principles in home-improvement.

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. You can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session - Any song, any style and any key. Additional $29 supply fee to be paid to the instructor for workbook and 60-minute practice CD.

Fee $29 Res. / $38 Non-Res. Course # 79631 When April 1, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Tues. (2 classes) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Fee $29 Res. / $38 Non-Res. Course # 79459 When April 13, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. (1 class) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Golf for Beginners

Learn More Italian - Level II

Learn the sport of golf including driving, iron play, chipping, putting and etiquette from PGA professional. Students may bring own golf clubs or purchase clubs from the pro shop. Limited rentals are available. During the last class, you will golf a round or you may schedule an alternate date. Meet on the driving range at Peoria Pines Golf Club, located at 8411 N. 107th Ave. (Formerly ‘Country Meadows.’)

Taught by a native Italian speaker, learn more idiomatic expressions, advanced grammar, and cultural notes in a relaxed and fun environment. This class is geared for students who have basic level skills and are ready to progress. Prerequisite: Students must have taken Ms.Tofani’s beginner class and own the book used in that class.

Fee $99 Res. / $108 Non-Res. Course # 79444 When March 15, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Age 15 & up Location Peoria Pines Golf Club

Hip Hop Cardio - NEW! Mix up your exercise and try this new class geared to get your heart pumping and your body dancing to popular hip hop music! Tone muscles and improve cardiovascular capacity using hip hop dance moves, steps, and hand weights during each fun fitness hour! Fee $65 Res. / $74 Non-Res. Course # 79449 When March 18, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Tues. (8 classes) Age 15 & up Location Peoria Community Center

Fee $79 Res. / $88 Non-Res. Course # 79464 When March 20, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Thur. (8 classes) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center


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Special Interest Classes - Adult Loss of a Loved One - What You Need to Know NEW! How does one prepare for the administrative and financial responsibilities that arise when a loved-one passes away? Learn what you need to know about car titles, benefit transfers, pension recalculations, power of attorney, account closures, and other details affecting family members and beneficiaries. Avoid undue stress and obstacles with simple planning, knowledge, and preparation. Fran Ryan, personal ‘Respect After Loss’ consultant, shares information to help you make these transitions before and after a difficult time. Fee $5 Res. / $8 Non-Res. Course # 79468 When April 5, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat. (1 class) Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Watercolor for Beginners NEW! Learn basic watercolor techniques and tricks for still-life painting. (Repeat students will continue advancement.) All-new subject material will be presented. Supply list will be sent via email one week prior to class. Instructor: Alice Younger Fee $65 Res. / $74 Non-Res. Course # 79522 When March 15, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Sat. (4 classes) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Secrets of Getting Published Writing a story or nonfiction piece is fun, but how do you get published? Do you need an agent? How do you find a reputable agent? What do editors really want? You’ll learn everything you need to know to become a successfully published author. We will discuss submission procedures, identifying markets for your writing, developing query letters and more! A $2 supply fee is due to the instructor on first class meeting. Students will receive handouts and a resource folder to take home. Fee $25 Res. / $34 Non-Res. Course # 79487 When April 26, 10 a.m. - noon; Sat. (1 class) Age 18 & up Location Sunrise Mountain Library

Tai Chi - Basic Experience the powerful relaxation benefits of the ancient art of Tai Chi. Increase focus and concentration; Reduce stress. Improve flexibility, strength, and balance: Increase circulation and coordination. Gentle moves geared for adults of all ages and physical abilities. Fee Age

$65 Res. / $74 Non-Res. 18 & up

Course # 79634 When March 17, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Mon. (8 classes) Location Peoria Community Center Course # 79510 When March 18, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Tues. (8 classes) Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Teaching Your Kids About Money Children learn a great deal about money from observing how their parents spend and save. Help your children develop positive money-management skills! Parents and children participate together, in this workshop geared to provide a variety of tools that will help parents prepare their children for a successful financial future! Parents may attend with or without their children. Children, however, must be between the ages of 12 - 17 years, and attend with a parent. Fee $5 Res. / $8 Non-Res. Course # 79605 When March 27, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Thur. (1 class) Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Tennis I Tennis I is for those who have played little or no tennis before. Learn the basic strokes to enjoy the game. Classes are held at the Paseo Racquet Center, 6268 W. Thunderbird. Fee $79 Res. / $88 Non-Res. Course # 79516 When March 26, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Wed. (8 classes) Age 18 & up Location Paseo Racquet Center

Zumba Fitness ZUMBA combines Latin-inspired dance moves with a high-energy cardio workout. International music paired with creative moves and dance combinations provide a fun full-body workout. Beginners and Zumba veterans welcome! Fee $30 Res. / $39 Non-Res. Course # 77072 When March 19, 6 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.; Wed. (6 classes) Age 16 & up Location Peoria Community Center

Register online at: www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To print course listings and details by age group, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/classes.

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Special Interest Classes - Adult Zumba Toning - New! Combine targeted body-sculpting exercises and cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves in this calorieburning, strength-training fitness class. Students use light hand weights to enhance rhythm and tone target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Beginners and Zumba veterans welcome!

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Fee $30 Res. / $39 Non-Res. Course # 77081 When March 19, 7 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.; Wed. (6 classes) Age 16 & up Location Peoria Community Center

Adapted to survive with a minimum of water, many drought-tolerant shrubs provide blooming color, variety, height, and interest to your desert landscape! Learn how to choose and care for shrubs that will thrive in your yard. Fee FREE Course # 79630 When March 26, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wed. (1 class) Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

To Register (623) 773-7137

Andrea Traganza Recreation Coordinator Andrea.Traganza@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8623

Perennials are reliable performers that add splashes of color to landscapes. Discover a phenomenal array of desert-adapted plants and how to maximize their beauty in the desert southwest. We’ll cover life-cycles, peak seasons, and easy maintenance practices for popular perennials! Fee FREE Course # 79422 March 19, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wed. (1 class) When Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Desert Landscape Shrubs NEW!

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Desert Gardening with Perennials - NEW!

SUSTAINABLE UNIVERSITY APS Energy Efficiency Workshop Did you know that by implementing a few easy tips, you can reduce your home’s energy costs! Learn how, from an APS field representative. Freebies and rebates - Discover various incentives available to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency! Win on of several *free* Energy Efficiency Starter Kits, raffled off during this informative presentation. Fee FREE Course # 79623 When March 22, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Sat. (1 class) Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Compost Happens: Complete Guide to Desert Composting Did you know that approximately 21% of all municipal solid waste is food waste? Learn how to turn your food waste into rich soil ammendments while reducing landfill space in this interactive workshop! Peoria residents will receive a free food waste container for their kitchen. Fee FREE Course # 79422 When March 1, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Sat. (1 class) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Desert Landscape Watering Improper watering can lead to stress, disease, or even death of some plants, not to mention high water bills! Learn how much water plants really need; Different types of irrigation systems; And how to set your irrigation controller for maximum efficiency - particularly in the desert southwest. Attendees will receive a Landscape Watering by the Numbers with a Landscape Watering Guidelines card. Fee FREE Course # 79625 When April 9, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wed. (1 class) Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Going Solar 101 Learn everything you need to know about how to go solar today and in the future. This interactive class will cover the basics of a solar photovoltaic system, how it works, and what incentives are available. Got questions? We’ll have answers! Fee FREE Course # 79624 When April 5, 10 a.m. - noon; Sat. (1 class) Age 16 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

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Special Interest Classes - Adult An assortment of groundcovers and vines can add interest, beauty, and color to your landscape - even in the desert! Did you know they can also keep indoor and outdoor living spaces cooler during the summer months as well as provide other benefits? Learn how to choose the best type of groundcover and vines for your landscape goals. Fee FREE Course # 79627 When March 5, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wed. (1 class) Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Homeowners Tree Care Workshop Learn the fundamentals of proper tree installation, initial care, growth, development and the benefit of trees for the homeowner and the community. Class will include handson tree pruning instruction outdoors. At the completion of the class, Peoria residents will receive a free desertadapted tree to take home. Held at 7895 N. 85th Ave., in the Development & Community Services Building. Fee FREE Course # 79452 When March 29, 8 a.m. - noon; Sat. (1 class) Age 18 & up Location Development & Community Services Bldg.

Irrigation Controller Workshop - NEW! Irrigation controllers are a valuable tool in maintining healthy landscapes and efficient water usage. Learn how to simplify the basic funtions of your irrigation timer and how to troubleshoot any problems. If you wish, bring photos of your controller so Jonathan can help you with programming specific to your brand of timer. Fee FREE Course # 79633 When April 2, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wed. (1 class) Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Landscaping for Wildlife NEW! Turn you yard into a wildlife sanctuary! It’s easy to create an inviting enviorment for birds, butterflies, and other desert critters, using a wonderful array of native and desert-adapted plants. Learn how to create a backyard habitat for nature’s living creatures! Fee FREE Course # 79628 When March 12, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wed. (1 class) Age 18 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

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Special Interest Classes - Preschool

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7137

Heather Duffett Special Interest Classes Supervisor Heather.Duffett@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8625 Andrea Traganza Recreation Coordinator Andrea.Traganza@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8623

Abrakadoodle - Mini Doodlers Drawing Program

Steppin Out - Hip Hop/Tap & Recital

Aspiring young artists gleefully create their own masterpieces using a wide range of high quality art materials. Through art curriculum, the experienced art instructors from Abrakadoodle help children develop important school readiness skills such as fine motor skills, ability to listen and follow directions, cognitive skills, language and more in an enchanting environment that develops individual artistic creativity.

Contemporary and classic dance styles are combined in this high energy and fun class, geared for boys and girls who like to move! Learn the basics of modern hip hop style dance as well as tap dancing, all set to your favorite music! All students perform in a public recital at the end of the session. Off-site recital is June 7 (location TBA.) Tap shoes required. (Bring a dance bag for shoes.) $35 Costume fee (non-ref) due to instructor during 2nd class meeting.*No class Mon., May 26 or Sat., May 24 due to holiday weekend. Last class Sat. May 31 and Mon., June 2.

Fee $76 Res. / $85 Non-Res. Course # 79394 When March 15, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Age 4 - 6 Years Location Sunrise Mountain Library

Ice Skating - Tot 1 Designed to teach basic skills in a fun, safe and nurturing environment, to children who have never had instruction. At this level, the children will learn to sit and stand up, both on and off the ice, marching in place, marching forward, two-foot glides and dipping in place. Skate rental and public session included the day of class. Skates are included in course fee for use during class. Classes held at Polar Ice, located at 15829 N. 83rd Ave., south of Bell. Fee $90 Res. / $99 Non-Res. Course # 79457 When March 29, 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Sat. (8 classes) Age 4 - 6 Years Location Polar Ice

Steppin Out - Ballet/Tap/ Tumbling & Recital This class is an exciting introduction to ballet, tap creative movement and tumbling basics. The focus is on having fun and giving your child a positive introduction to dance. Students perform in a public recital at the end of the session. Tap shoes are required. $35 Costume fee (nonref) due to instuctor at 2nd class meeting. *Label your shoes and bring a dance bag. *No class Mon., May 26 or Sat., May 24 due to holiday. Last class Sat., May 31 and Mon., June 2. Optional off-site recital is June 7 (location TBA.) Fee Age

$89 Res. / $98 Non-Res. 3 - 5 Years

Course # 79389 When March 22, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Sat. (10 classes) Location Peoria Community Center Course # 79387 When March 24, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Mon. (10 classes) Location Rio Vista Recreation Center Course # 79390 When March 24, 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.; Mon. (10 classes) Location Rio Vista Recreation Center Course # 79557 When March 24, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.; Mon. (10 classes) Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

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$89 Res. / $98 Non-Res. 3 - 5 Years

Course # 79559 When March 22, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.; Sat. (10 classes) Location Peoria Community Center Course # 79499 When March 24, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; Mon. (10 classes) Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Steppin Out - Tiny Tot Cheer/ Tumbling Little cheerleaders will learn basic cheerleading moves using arms, jumps, kicks, and chants, in this high energy class. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also build coordination and strength as we learn forward rolls and cartwheels. Students will combine the skills learned into a fun dance routine. Fee $62 Res. / $71 Non-Res. Course # 79504 When March 24, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; Mon. (6 classes) Age 3 - 5 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Steppin Out - Tiny Tot Tumbling In this class your little one will build strength, increase flexibility, coordination, and large motor skills. Children will be taught tumbling basics such as forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels and more! Each child will be encouraged to advance at his or her own pace safely. No experience necessary. Fee $62 Res. / $71 Non-Res. Course # 79505 When March 24, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.; Mon. (6 classes) Age 3 - 5 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center


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Special Interest Classes - Preschool PARENT/TOT ABC’s & 123’s - Kindergarten Readiness Activities designed to promote language skills and mathematics readiness for kindergarten. We’ll learn the alphabet, numbers, counting, shapes, sorting, and more while participating in fun games and activities. $5 supply fee due to instructor at first class meeting. Parent must participate with the child. Fee $67 Res. / $76 Non-Res. Course # 79392 When March 4, 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.; Tues. (6 classes) Age 2 - 4 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Beginners Edge - Lil’ Sluggers Baseball Introduce your baseball enthusiast to the first professional non-league baseball program for kids under 7. Beginners Edge staff will teach fielding, throwing, hitting, base recognition and overall motor skill development. Parent participation is required. Baseball glove is optional, but please bring a baseball tee stand, available at local discount and sporting good stores. Recorded rain-out confirmation: Call (623) 748-9453. Fee $75 Res. / $84 Non-Res. Location Parkridge Park Course # 79405 When March 22, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Age 3 - 4 Years Course # 79406 When March 22, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Age 2 Years

Beginners Edge Soccer Training - 2 & 3 year olds Build skills in this developmental soccer program designed to engage young children in the world of soccer by presenting activities that are fun while earning. Children will learn: Dribbling, Kicking, Throw-Ins, Headers, Goalie Skills, Scrimmaging and more. Parent participation required. Please bring soccer ball and water bottle. Recorded rain-out confirmation: Call (623) 748-9453. Fee Age

$75 Res. / $84 Non-Res. 2 - 3 Years

Course # 79411 When March 22, 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Location Parkridge Park Course # 79412 When March 22, 11 a.m. -11:45 a.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Location Parkridge Park Course # 79779 When March 22, 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Location Monroe Park Course # 79780 When March 22, 11 a.m. -11:45 a.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Location Monroe Park

Beginners Edge Soccer Training - 3 & 4 yr olds Build skills in this developmental soccer program designed to engage young children in the world of soccer by presenting activities that are fun while earning. Children will learn: Dribbling, Kicking, Throw-Ins, Headers, Goalie Skills, Scrimmaging and more. Parent participation required. Please bring soccer ball and water bottle. Recorded rain-out confirmation: Call (623) 748-9453. Fee $75 Res. / $84 Non-Res. Course # 79413 When March 22, 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Age 3 - 4 Years Location Parkridge Park

Ice Skating - Parent & Me Designed for children who have never had formal instruction. Basic skating skills will be taught while allowing the parent to participate on the ice with them. One parent per child. Skate rental and public session included the day of class. Skates are included in course fee for use during class. Classes held at Polar Ice, located at 15829 N. 83rd Ave., south of Bell. Fee $90 Res. / $99 Non-Res. Course # 79456 When March 29, 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Sat. (8 classes) Age 3 - 5 Years Location Polar Ice

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Special Interest Classes - Preschool Messy Art! Parent and child have fun together as we get messy through tactile art experiences. You make the mess and we do the rest! (No cleanup required, moms!) Explore mysteriously messy ‘ooey, gooey’ stuff, as well as familiar favorites like homemade play dough, shaving cream, sand, paint, and more! Creativity abounds as we cut, paste, paint, pour, slime, stamp, mush, mash, and more! $6 supply fee due to instructor at first class meeting. Wear clothes and shoes that can get messy!

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7137

Heather Duffett Special Interest Classes Supervisor Heather.Duffett@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8625 Andrea Traganza Recreation Coordinator Andrea.Traganza@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8623

Fee $67 Res. / $76 Non-Res. Course # 79471 When March 4, 11 a.m. - noon, Tues. (6 classes) Age 2 - 4 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Music Together - Parent & Child Certified Music Together instructor guides children and parents in all-new music activities each session! We sing, dance, chant, and explore a different featured instrument each session. Children engage in developmentally appropriate instrument play in a playful, musically rich and non-performance oriented environment. This spring, we will be featuring the MARACAS! Additional (non-refundable) $45 Non-refundable supply fee due to instructor during first class meeting (10-wk class.) Includes: 2 CD’s, a music book, & informational DVD. (Only one supply fee is required for siblings.) Fee $135 Res. / $144 Non-Res. Course # 79477 When March 28, 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Fri. (10 classes) Age 8 Months - 5 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Music Together - Parent/Child Class Preview Thinking of registering for the ‘Music Together Parent & Child’ class? Join us for a preview of the class! Participate in music activities that will be included in the full-format class. Space is limited, so reserve your fun today! Fee FREE Res. / $10 Non-Res. Age 3 Months - 5 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center Course # 79478 When March 21, 9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.; Fri. (1 class) Course # 79479 When March 21, 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Fri. (1 class)

Steppin Out - Parent Tot Tumble Time Learn to teach your tiny tot to do tumbling basics that build strength, coordination, flexibility and large motor skills. This is a fun way to spend quality time with your child and meet new friends! Fee $62 Res. / $71 Non-Res. Course # 79500 When March 24, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Mon. (6 classes) Age 2 - 4 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Tiny Dragons - “I Won’t Go!” (Part I) Child abductions are a scary and increasing occurrence in our world today. Retired police officer and martial arts professional from Red Dragons Studio, Sifu Wooten will teach children how to spot and avoid danger; environmental awareness; abduction prevention; and what to do if accosted by a stranger. Children will learn Kenpo techniques and how to apply them during reality-based scenarios. Parents will also participate so you can reinforce skills through practice at home. Fee $15 Res. / $24 Non-Res. Course # 79518 When March 22, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Sat. (1 class) Age 3 - 5 Years Location Peoria Community Center


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Special Interest Classes - Youth Abrakadoodle Drawing Program - Imagination Creations Through Abrakadoodle’s unique Drawster program, children learn skills that will last them a lifetime and help their imaginations take flight. We will learn about contour drawing, patterning, font design, cartooning and other drawing techniques. Each series builds confidence and creativity while exploring fun and interesting artist and artist styles. Students will use their imaginations to create unique art. Fee $76 Res. / $85 Non-Res. Course # 79602 When March 15, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Age 7 - 12 Years Location Sunrise Mountain Library

Arizona Science Center Camp CSI Mystery Jr. Investigators will learn how to investigate crime scenes, apply scientific principles and solve a crime mystery! Delve into forensic science by applying scientific disciplines and principles used by real-life scientists and detectives! Learn the art of chromatography, investigate evidence, analyze DNA, and conduct hands-on experiments to solve the mystery of a lifetime!

Breakdance for Boys - NEW! Breakdance, the oldest known hip-hop style of dance, is seen in rap and hip hop music videos and is a popular free-form dance style evolved from street dancing. Learn basic moves to your favorite music from Jason D., a professional dance instructor, in this ‘boys-only’ class! Fee $55 Res. / $64 Non-Res. Course # 79811 When March 14, 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.; Fri. (6 classes) Age 10 - 14 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Child Care & Babysitting Safety Interested in babysitting? Prepare yourself for the responsibilities that go along with caring for infants and children. You’ll also learn basic CPR, how to help someone who is choking, basic first aid techniques, and child safety practices. Each student receives a workbook to keep and a babysitting safety certification card. Bring a nonperishable snack, drink, and pen and paper to class. Fee Age

$53 Res. / $62 Non-Res. 10 - 16 Years

Course # 79420 When March 29, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Sat. (1 class) Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Fee $79 Res. / $88 Non-Res. Course # 79632 When April 12, 9 a.m. - noon; Sat. (4 classes) Age 9 - 12 Years Location Peoria Community Center

Course # 79539 When April 26, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Sat. (1 class) Location Peoria Community Center

Arizona Science Center STEM Camp - Discovery & Invention!

Explore the western martial art of Fencing, a competitive sport featured at the Olympic Games! The art and sport of fencing involves individual play, problem solving, as well as cooperation, as children learn together. Develop an understanding of basic fencing techniques, swordsmanship, how to duel, fundamental footwork, and more! You’ll also perform actual fencing duals. Enjoy a great workout while learning this unique sport! $10 supply fee due to instructor at first class for fencing glove.

Experience a daily adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, as experienced instructors from Arizona Science Center guide students through projects, experiments, and educational hands-on activities guaranteed to make learning FUN! Discovery themes include: Puppets, Robots, Gizmos & Gadgets - What makes them work? Pyramids, Pulleys, & Roller coasters Investigating simple machines; Let’s Fly a Kite - Exploring materials, structures, & textiles to create flight; Engines & Motors - How do they work? Students will engineer a device designed to pick up an object; Create a roller coaster; Determine materials that will enable their kite to fly; And construct a rudimentary electric motor in this 4-day science camp. Fee $79 Res. / $88 Non-Res. Course # 79357 When March 10, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Mon., Tues., Wed., Thur.. (4 classes) Age 9 - 13 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Fencing for Beginners - Youth

Fee $68 Res. / $77 Non-Res. Course # 79439 When March 19, 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.; Wed. (8 classes) Age 8 - 11 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Register online at: www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To print course listings and details by age group, visit www.peoriaaz.gov/classes.

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Special Interest Classes - Youth Ice Skating - Basic 1 Learn the proper technique of ice-skating in a fun environment. Whether your goals are to improve your skills for public session or eventually compete, this is the starting place for you. Skate rental and public session included the day of class. Skates are included in course fee for use during class. Classes held at Polar Ice, located at 15829 N. 83rd Ave., south of Bell.

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Fee $90 Res. / $99 Non-Res. Course # 79454 When March 29, 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Sat. (8 classes) 7 - 15 Years Age Location Polar Ice

Ice Skating - Hockey 1 RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7137

Heather Duffett Special Interest Classes Supervisor Heather.Duffett@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8625 Andrea Traganza Recreation Coordinator Andrea.Traganza@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8623

Learn the basic needed skills for ice hockey: forward stroking, one-foot pushes, one-foot snowplow stops, forward swizzles, backward skating and forward one-foot glides. Skate rental and public session included the day of class. Skates are included in course fee for use during class. Classes held at Polar Ice, located at 83rd Ave., South of Bell. Fee $90 Res. / $99 Non-Res. Course # 79455 When March 29, 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.; Sat. (8 classes) Age 7 - 15 Years Location Polar Ice

Millennium Martial Arts “Mini” Chun Kuk Do This is an introductory class geared to acquaint young students with Chun Kuk Do martial arts. This blended style was created by Chuck Norris. Chun Kuk Do teaches practical skills that also build self confidence, self-control, discipline, coordination, and respect. Taught by a 3rd degree black belt from Millennium Marital Arts Studio, students who attend all classes and perform the minimum requirements for skill development will have the opportunity to earn their first ‘belt’ and perform their skills for friends & family by the last class meeting. No uniforms required! (For advancement, classes are available at Millennium Martial Arts Studio, in Peoria.) Fee $64 Res. / $73 Non-Res. Course # 79472 When March 20, 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.; Thur. (8 classes) Age 4 - 6 Years Location Peoria Community Center

Millennium Martial Arts Chun Kuk Do

Learn the sport of golf including driving, iron play, chipping, putting and etiquette from PGA professional. Students may bring own golf clubs or purchase clubs from the pro shop. Limited rentals are available. During the last class, you will golf a round or you may schedule an alternate date. Meet on the driving range at Peoria Pines Golf Club, located at 8411 N. 107th Ave.

Learn the ‘Chuck Norris style’ of Chun Kuk Do, also known as ‘The Universal Way.’ Mr. Norris merged traditional Tang Soo Do techniques with those from other styles such as Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu -Jitsu, boxing, etc. along with his own. Chun Kuk Do teaches practical skills while also building self confidence, self-control, discipline, respect and more. Taught by a 3rd degree black belt from Millennium Marital Arts Studio, students who attend all classes and perform the minimum requirements for skill development will have the opportunity to earn their first ‘belt’ by the last class meeting. No uniforms required! This is an introductory class geared to acquaint students with Chun Kuk Do martial arts. (For advancement, classes are available at Millennium Martial Arts Studio, in Peoria.)

Fee $99 Res. / $108 Non-Res. Course # 79460 When March 15, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.; Sat. (6 classes) Age 9 - 14 Years Location Peoria Pines Golf Club

Fee $65 Res. / $73 Non-Res. Course # 79473 When March 20, 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.; Thur. (8 classes) Age 7 - 12 Years Location Peoria Community Center

Intro to Golf - Youth

Red Dragons - “I Won’t Go!” (Part I) Child abductions are a scary and increasing occurrence in our world today. Retired police officer and martial arts professional from Red Dragons Studio, Sifu Wooten will teach children how to spot and avoid danger; environmental awareness; abduction prevention; and what to do if accosted by a stranger. Children will learn Kenpo techniques and how to apply them during reality-based scenarios. Parents will also participate so you can reinforce skills through practice at home. Fee $15 Res. / $19 Non-Res. Course # 79600 When March 22, 11 a.m. - noon; Sat. (1 class) Age 6 - 8 Years Location Peoria Community Center


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Special Interest Classes - Youth Steppin Out - Ballet/Tap/Jazz & Recital Let’s Dance! Learn tap, ballet, and jazz dance basics. We focus on having fun and creating a positive introduction to dance for boys and girls. Students participate in a public performance at the end of the session. $35 Costume fee (non-ref) due to instructor at 2nd class meeting. Tap shoes required. *Label your shoes and bring a dance bag. *No class Mon., May 26 holiday. Last class June 2. Optional offsite recital is June 7 (location TBA.) Fee $89 Res. / $98 Non-Res. Course # 79491 When March 24, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.; Mon. (10 classes) Age 5 - 8 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Steppin Out - Hip Hop/Cheer & Recital Do you have high energy and charisma? Boys and girls will learn cheerleading basics such as arm movements, jumps and stunts. We’ll also learn the newest hip hop dance styles and tricks, putting it all together to music! All students perform in a public recital at the end of the session. $35 Costume fee (non-ref) due to instructor at 2nd class meeting. Off-site recital is June 7 (location TBA.) *No class Sat., May 24 or Mon., May 26 due to holiday. Last class Sat., May 31 and Mon., June 2. Fee $89 Res. / $98 Non-Res. Course # 79497 When March 24, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Mon. (10 classes) Age 6 - 12 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Steppin Out - Performance Dance & Recital Wanna be a star? This dance program combines various aspects of performing arts such as dancing, singing, and acting into one fun class! Students will learn routines and perform during a public performance at the end of the session. Off-site recital is June 7 (location TBA.) Ballet or jazz shoes recommended. No experience necessary! $35 Costume fee (non-ref) due to instructor at 2nd class meeting. *No class May 26 holiday; last class June 2. Fee $89 Res. / $98 Non-Res. Course # 79503 When March 24, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Mon. (10 classes) Age 6 - 12 Years Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Tennis - 11-17 yrs Lessons are geared towards beginning players looking to get into the game. Basic tennis skills, etiquette and rules are covered using a combination of drills and fun tennis games. Participants are encouraged to bring their own racquets; Loaner racquets are available. Class held at Paseo Racquet Center, 6268 W. Thunderbird. Fee $59 Res. / $68 Non-Res. Course # 79553 When March, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Mon., Wed. (8 classes) Age 11 - 17 Years Location Paseo Racquet Center

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Tennis - 8 and Under Students will be trained using the newest guidelines set by the USTA (United States Tennis Association.) Smaller racquets, special balls, smaller nets, and 36 ft courts make learning basic tennis skills easier for younger children. Students participate in play-based drills and basic skill development, while enjoying an introduction to tennis! Loaner racquets are available from center. Class held at Paseo Racquet Center, 6268 W. Thunderbird. Fee $49 Res. / $58 Non-Res. Age 4 - 8 Years Location Paseo Racquet Center Course # 79514 When March 10, 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Mon., Wed. (8 classes) Course # 79551 When April 21, 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Mon., Wed. (8 classes)

Tennis - 9 & 10’s Students learn introductory tennis skills, using the new guidelines set by USTA (United States Tennis Association.) Developmentally appropriate sized equipment and smaller (60 ft) court make learning tennis fun and successful for youth. Loaner racquets provided. Class held at Paseo Racquet Center, 6268 W. Thunderbird. Fee $59 Res. / $68 Non-Res. Course # 79552 When April 21, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Mon., Wed. (8 classes) Age 9 - 10 Years Location Paseo Racquet Center

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Special Interest Classes - Youth AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES Young Rembrandts AfterSchool Drawing Program (Grades K-5)

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7137

Heather Duffett Special Interest Classes Supervisor Heather.Duffett@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8625 Andrea Traganza Recreation Coordinator Andrea.Traganza@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8623

Young Rembrandtsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; step-by-step drawing method and experienced instructors can teach every child how to draw, regardless of artistic ability, resulting in creative expression skills that will last a lifetime! This innovative method empowers students to express their imagination while improving their motor skills and the ability to stay on task. All materials are provided and new subject matter is introduced every week, including lessons in art history, still life, drawing animals, figure drawing and more. Students take home a new project every week. *Students meet instructor in front of school office each day before class. *If your child is registered for AMPM, please notify staff. Fee Age

$93 Res. / $102 Non-Res. 5 - 11 Years

Course # 79526 When April 1, 3:50 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.; Tues. (7 classes) Location Paseo Verde School Course # 79528 When April 1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.; Tues. (7 classes) Location Frontier School Course # 79530 When April 1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.; Tues. (7 classes) Location Vistancia Elementary School Course # 79531 When April 1, 3:50 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.; Tues. (7 classes) Location Parkridge Elementary School Course # 79532 When April 1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.; Tues. (7 classes) Location Apache School Course # 79527 When April 2, 3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.; Wed. (7 classes) Location Lake Pleasant School Course # 79529 When April 2, 3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.; Wed. (7 classes) Location Coyote Hills School Course # 79534 When April 2, 3:50 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.; Wed. (7 classes) Location Zuni Hills

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Special Interest Classes - Youth/Teen/Adult Fencing - Intermediate (Youth/Adult) Take your fencing skills to the next level in this intermediate class, geared for all ages who have completed the Intro Fencing class. We’ll learn more advanced skills and maneuvers and build on what we learned in the beginner class. $10 supply fee due to instructor at first class for fencing glove (or you may bring your own.) Fee $68 Res. / $77 Non-Res. Course # 79437 When March 21, 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.; Fri. (8 classes) Age 10 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Fencing for Beginners Teen/Adult

Guitar for All Ages - Level I Do you want to become the next Segovia, Atkins, or Van Halen? This 8-week course for beginners will teach you how to read music and tab, how to tune your guitar, and basic chords and strums. Bring your own guitar to class. Once you master the basics, you’ll be ready to progress to the Level II class, offered next session! $7 materials fee due to instructor on first day of class - includes takehome practice book. Instructor Gene Moore has over 40 years of teaching guitar and performing experience. (Electric guitars ok - no amp.) Fee $69 Res. / $78 Non-Res. Course # 79446 When March 20, 5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Thur. (8 classes) Age 12 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Guitar for All Ages - Level II

Explore the western martial art of Fencing, a competitive sport featured at the Olympic Games! The art and sport of fencing involves individual play, strategic problemsolving, and physical fitness. You’ll learn basic fencing techniques, swordsmanship, how to duel, fundamental footwork, and more! Enjoy a great workout while learning this unique sport! $10 supply fee due to instructor at first class for fencing glove.

Take your basic guitar skills to the next level as you build on the skills learned in the Level I class. Learn even more chords and strums, Barre chords, power chords, and begin reading tab at more advanced level. Instructor Gene Moore has over 40 years of teaching guitar and performing experience. Students must have completed Gene Moore’s Level I class prior to registering for this Level II class. Electric guitars ok - no amp.

Fee $68 Res. / $77 Non-Res. Course # 79438 When March 19, 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.; Wed. (8 classes) Age 12 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Fee $69 Res. / $78 Non-Res. Course # 79447 When March 20, 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Thur. (8 classes) Age 12 & up Location Rio Vista Recreation Center

Guitar For All Ages

Learn the “New” CPR CCC/AED Training

Even if you have never picked-up a guitar or you can only strum a few chords, this beginner class is for you! Learn various chords, simple melodies and how to strum different rhythms. You do not need to be able to read music for this class. $5 supply fee due to instructor at first class. Bring a guitar, pick, and 3- ring notebook (guitars may be rented from instructor for $20 for the six weeks). Classes now held at the newly remodelled Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson. Fee $55 Res. / $64 Non-Res. Course # 79445 When March 22, 11 a.m. - noon, Sat. (6 classes) Age 10 & up Location Peoria Community Center

Be a ‘lifesaver!’ Learn the new CPR technique called ‘Continuous Chest Compression’ (CCC). Unlike the ‘old’ CPR, it’s easy and requires no mouth-to-mouth contact. Learn how to respond to a cardiac emergency, perform chest compressions and use an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator.) This is a non-certification class. Fee FREE Res. / $10 Non-Res. Course # 79466 When April 12, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Sat. (1 class) Age 12 & up Location Peoria Community Center

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT RecConnect www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation To Register (623) 773-7137

Heather Duffett Special Interest Classes Supervisor Heather.Duffett@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8625 Andrea Traganza Recreation Coordinator Andrea.Traganza@peoriaaz.gov (623) 773-8623


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Lake Pleasant Regional Park About Us

Park Programs

Welcome to Lake Pleasant Regional Park. One of the most scenic water recreation areas in the “Valley of the Sun,” this northwest Valley park is a recreationist’s dream! The park offers many activities, such as:

Lake Pleasant Regional Park provides several park programs on an on-going basis. Wildlife and history presentations, nature and exercise hikes, kayaking tours, outdoor skill demonstrations, fishing clinics, stargazing, and fun group programs are just a few of the regular programs. Below you’ll find program offerings for March through May. For additional program information and descriptions, visit www.maricopa.gov/parks/eventsdetailpublishers.aspx.

• camping • kayaking • hiking • interpretive programs

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Dept. Lake Pleasant Regional Park 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd. Morristown, AZ 85342 (928) 501-1710 www.maricopa.gov/parks Park Hours Open 24 hours - 365 days Nature Center Hours Mon. - Sun.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Park Fees Day-use vehicle entry fee: $6 Per motorized watercraft: $4 Per non-motorized watercraft: $2 Developed campsites: $25/night Semi-developed campsites: $17/night Shoreline camping: $10/night Online Reservations www.maricopacountyparks.org Directions From central Phoenix, take I-17 north to Carefree Highway (SR74). Exit Carefree Hwy, and travel west 15-miles to Castle Hot Spring Rd. at mile-post 19. Travel north to Lake Pleasant Regional Park entrance.

• boating • scuba diving • picnicking • archery classes

• fishing • swimming • wildlife viewing • stargazing

March 7 March 7 March 8 March 8 March 13

MARCH EVENTS Hike & Talk – Hohokam Indians Evidence of Native Ones Pleasant Paddlers Program – Paul’s Hideaway AZ wildlife, Live! (Presented by Adobe Mountain Wildlife) Monsoons and Stormwater Awareness

March 15

Dam Good Run, Walk , Hike (Special Event)

March 21 March 21 March 22 March 22 March 28 March 29 March 29

Desert Gatherings – A walk in the Desert with the Ranger Fun with Petroglyphs Learn Archery - Archery 101 Learn Archery – Archery 101 Map and Compass Orienteering Spring Hike along Pipeline Canyon Trail Stargazing with Telescopes

9 a.m. 3 p.m. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Open Forum 1 p.m. Registration required* 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Additional fees for event apply 10 a.m. 3 p.m. 10 a.m. Registration required 1 p.m. Registration required 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 7:30 p.m.

April 6 April 12 April 19 April 19 April 19

APRIL EVENTS Wildflower Hike Paddlefest (Special Event) Learn Archery - Archery 101 Learn Archery - Archery 101 Archery Fun Shoot (for all Archery 101 Grads.)

10 a.m. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 8 a.m. Registration required 10 a.m. Registration required 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

May 14 May 17

MAY EVENTS Sunset & Full Moon Hike Adventure Day (Special Event)

7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 To register for an archery course, contact Ranger Terry at (602) 372-7460 ext. 202 and leave a message. * To receive the early-bird registration discounts, visit www.maricopa.gov/lake_pleasant. Registration on the day of the event is $30 plus park entry fee - discounts NOT available.

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Student Artwork

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Celebrate the history and culture of Peoria along with displays of the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art work and all forms of art performances from band, jazz, steel drums, vocal and strings. For more information, call (623) 773-7137 or visit www.peoriaaz.gov/specialevents


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City of Peoria COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Registration & General Information Information Line (623) 773-7137

Class Locations

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

CC

Peoria Community Center 8335 W. Jefferson

9875 N. 85th Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345 Mon. to Thur., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Have registration and credit card information.

RVP

Rio Vista Park 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd.

The Community Services Department guarantees 100% satisfaction for all recreation programs

RVRC

Rio Vista Recreation Center 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd. (Loop 101 & Thunderbird Rd.)

If you are not completely satisfied with the activities and programs offered, we will assist you in the following ways:

SFC

Sunrise Family Center 21303 N. 86th Dr.

SRB

Sunrise Retention Basin 21200 N. 86th Dr. (South of Sunrise Family Center off 86th Dr)

SRML

Sunrise Library 21109 N 98th Ave.

WC

Women’s Club 10381 W. 84th Ave.

For all schools and park addresses, see map.

Transfer you to another activity or class immediately. Credit

your account in the computer immediately which then can be used by any family member for any recreation program in the future.

Refund your money. If you paid by credit or debit card, the amount will be credited to your account. There will be no cash refunds. If you paid by cash or check, refunds take approximately three to four weeks to process and will be mailed to the address on the registration form. Refund checks will be made payable to the head of the household unless otherwise directed. NO refunds, credits or transfer will be issued after the program or session has concluded. Refunds will be given for registration fees only.

Notice to Persons with Disabilities The City of Peoria Community Services Department strives to make its programs, services and facilities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request modification that would allow you or a family member with a disability to participate successfully in a program, contact the Community Services Department at (623) 7737137 and request that an application for modification be mailed to you. The city requires two weeks to implement a reasonable modification. Participation in a desired program may not begin until the request for modification has been thoroughly reviewed. Therefore, complete an application two or more weeks prior to a desired start date.

Resident Rate If where you permanently reside or live is located within the corporate limits of the City of Peoria and you pay property taxes to the City, you are eligible for the resident rate. Proof of residency is required at the time of registration.  Acceptable proof is a copy of your property tax statement showing the physical location of your residence or we can look this up at www.maricopa.gov.


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Seniors General Policies

Class General Policies

Registration for trips is on a first come, first served basis. PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION. Times, and occasionally prices, are subject to change. Cancellations: For events where a ticket has been purchased or space booked from an outside agency (theater, travel company, etc.) we cannot issue a full refund, we can only try to resell your ticket, or you may sell it yourself. In some cases, a partial refund will be mailed to you in approximately 3 - 4 weeks. Transportation is by school bus, City van or charter bus. All trips require a minimum number of registrations. Arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time.

• Assume you are registered and attend the first class. • NO confirmations will be sent. • Other than Parent Tot classes, parents remain outside the classroom. • Non-registered individuals are not allowed to attend classes.

Ramada and Field Rentals Park ramadas, softball fields and multi-purpose fields are available to rent. Call (623) 773-7137 for more information.

Five Easy Ways to Register! • Visit RecConnect at www.peoriaaz.gov/recreation - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with credit or debit card • Walk in to the Community Services Department offices at 9875 N. 85th Ave., Mon. to Thur., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Call the Community Services Department at (623) 773-7137, Mon. to Thur., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Mail in registration form below to the Community Services Department, 9875 N. 85th Ave, Peoria, 85345 • Fax in registration form below to the Community Services Department, (623) 773-7180

Registration Form Last Name (main contact)_________________________________ First Name_____________________________ Family E-mail_ __________________________________________ Phone #_______________________________ Address _______________________________________________ City _ _____________________ Zip_________ Participant Name

Birth date

Sex

Course #

Activity

Fee

Special Request

Total Fee Total Fees enclosed ________________________________ Check # ______________ Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express ______________________________________________________________ Waiver of Liability I/we hereby release and forever discharge the City of Peoria an Arizona municipal corporation, its elected and appointed officials, directors officers, boards commissions, agents representatives, servants, and employees, and any and all other persons, firms, or corporations who are or might be liable, from any and all claims of any kind of character which I/we have or may have against them due to my participation, or my child’s participation in a City of Peoria recreation program. This waiver includes all damages, looses, costs, expense and injuries that allegedly occur during the course of this recreation program IN that regard, I/we consent to indemnify, defend and hold harmless to the fullest extent permitted by law the foregoing persons and entities from any loss or damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees and litigation expenses, which may be incurred by them in the event any such claims are asserted against them or any of them. I/we understand that medical claims are my/our responsibility. This waiver does not extend to any such claim or liability that is caused by the sole and exclusive intentional acts or gross negligence of the City of Peoria or its officers.

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City of Peoria Youth Scholarship Program Community Services Department How Can My Child Participate in the Scholarship Program? Overview The City of Peoria Community Services Department offers recreation programs which are supported by user fees paid by participants for each program in which they register. The Community Services Department is committed to making its programs accessible and affordable to all the citizens of Peoria. The Youth Scholarship Program enables the Community Services Department to fulfill this commitment. Eligibility Requirements To qualify for reduced fees, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the participant must meet the following guidelines: 1. Participate in a state or federal assistance program: • Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) • Supplemental Security Disability • Insurance (SSDI) • Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) • Reduced Lunch Program/Free Lunch Program • Subsidized Housing (HUD) • Department of Economic Security (DES) • State Foster Care Program OR 2. Annual Income within federal HUD low-income guidelines.

Guidelines •  Four requests per youth per calendar year or $150 per youth per calendar year. • Scholarships are for youth, ages 18 and younger. • The Youth Scholarship Program is limited to City of Peoria residents only. Proof of residency is required (water bill, utility bill, lease agreement, etc.). • All participants in the Youth Scholarship Program must pay a minimum of $5 per program to be registered. • Scholarships are issued for registration fees only, all supplies and other costs are the participant’s responsibility. • Parents whose annual income falls within federal HUD low income guidelines will be considered for scholarships in the following increments: 20%, 40%, 60% & 80% • Documentation of guardianship, participation in a state or federal assistance program and/or annual income must be supplied before a scholarship may be awarded. Documentation for annual income must be from the previous year’s Federal and State income with attached W-2 wage statement tax forms. Documentation is valid for one calendar year (Jan. - Dec.). • Peoria Youth Scholarships are not available for DES funded programs such as the AM/ PM Program and Summer Camp. Contact DES at (602) 771-0014 to find out more information on how to apply for assistance through their agency. • Special cases will be reviewed on an individual basis. • Programs/classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. In addition, there is limited availability in some programs/classes due to registration levels.

Youth Scholarship Application RELATIONSHIP TO CHILD PARENT OR GUARDIAN’S ADDRESS STATE

PHONE (HOME)

ZIP

FAMILY’S MONTHLY GROSS INCOME (ALL SOURCES) REQUESTED SCHOLARSHIP

NUMBER OF ADULTS IN HOUSEHOLD

PHONE (WORK) NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN HOUSEHOLD

Have you used this program in the past? q Yes q no PARTICIPANT’S NAME

PARTICIPANT’S NAME ACTIVITY

FEE

PARTICIPANT’S NAME

ACTIVITY

FEE

PARTICIPANT’S NAME

ACTIVITY

FEE

ACTIVITY

FEE

PARENT/GUARDIAN’S SIGNATURE

DATE

For Office Use Only Total amount of requested Scholarship $________

Type of documentation provided:

Fee Structure:

q Aid to families with dependent children (AFDC)

q State Foster Care Papers

q $5

q 20%

q Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

q Tax Return – Year __________

q 40%

q 60%

q Supplemental Security Disability

q Guardianship Papers

q 80%

q Insurance (SSDI)

Amount granted by Department $____________

q Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Amount to be paid by Participant $____________

q Reduced Lunch Program/Fee Lunch Program

APPROVED BY___________________________

q Subsidized Housing (HUD)

DATE___________________________________

q Department of Economic Security (DES)


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