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DAWSON COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION

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WINTER/SPRING

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This guide contains Information for January thru May 2019 View our online flip-book at www.dawsoncounty.org


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General Information Our Mission

Dawson County Parks & Recreation’s primary mission is to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for which people of all ages can grow, benefit, and enjoy the quality of life through diverse recreational and leisure opportunities.

Directory..............................................................4 Parks and Facilities.......................................... 5-8 Athletic Programs.......................................... 9-16 Camps and Clinics.............................................17 Classes and Instructional Activities.............. 18-19

Fitness and Wellness................................... 20-22 Special Events...................................................23 Dawson County Senior Center............................24 Dawson Transit..................................................25

Parks & Recreation Hours of Operation Veterans Memorial Park

Park Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM Lloyd Crane Center Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM / CLOSED Sunday

Rock Creek Park Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM Recreation Center Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:00AM-9:00PM / Sunday 1:00-9:00PM ALL INFORMATION “Open Gym” Hours: Sunday 1:00-9:00PM

War Hill Park Park Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM

River Park Park Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00AM-10:00PM

CONTAINED IN THIS GUIDE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Visit www.dawsoncounty.org/ departments/recreation for updated information.

Holiday closings are available at www.dawsoncounty.org/departments/recreation


Directory Dawson County Parks & Recreation Mailing Address: P.O. Box 808 Dawsonville, GA 30534 Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Phone: (706) 344-3646 Fax: (706) 344-3647 Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Rock Creek Sports Complex 445 Martin Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 Veterans Memorial Park 186 Recreation Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 War Hill Park 4081 War Hill Park Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 River Park Hwy 9 South Dawsonville, GA 30534

Parks & Rec Staff

Matt Payne, Director Joseph Conowal, Athletic Assistant Ronnie Cronan, Maintenance Daniel Flake, Maintenance Buffie Hamil, Programs & Facilities Coordinator Parker Kincaid, Athletic Assistant Greg Lawrence, Athletic Assistant Felecia Padgett, Support Staff James Rodriguez, Maintenance Stanton Rogers, Athletic Director Kris Rowan, Administrative Assistant Ronda Watson, Finance Tech Brett Whalen, Maintenance Tom Whalen, Maintenance Parks & Recreation Board Chad Cofield | Chris Conowal | Tony Kellar Heather Tierney | Spencer Wright Board meets the 2nd Monday of odd numbered months 5:30PM | at Rock Creek Dawson County Manager David Headley | (706) 344-3501 Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chairman: Billy Thurmond | Sharon Fausett, Dist. 1 Chris Gaines, Dist. 2 | Tim Satterfield, Dist. 3 Julie Hughes-Nix, Dist. 4

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KENNETH H. KURTZ Certified Public Accountant We support excellence in academics and athletics. “Don’t Procrastinate” 329 Kelly Mill Road - Cumming, GA 30040 770-888-1467 4

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Parks & Facilities River Park Canoe Launch

Open year-round | 7 days a week 7:00AM-10:00PM Covered pavilion (not available for rent; no fee for public use) | Portable restroom on-site | No fee for put-in ($3 fee applies to take-out at Kelly Bridge) The Etowah River passes gently through the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area with only a couple of easy Class I-II rapids. From River Park Canoe Launch to Kelly Bridge Road take-out, travel is approximately 9.5 miles. Travel time will vary 3-5 hours, depending on water level.

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Parks & Facilities Rock Creek Sports Complex Small Pavilion Outdoor covered pavilion | Seating for approx. 25 people $35 residents / $55 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Large Pavilion Outdoor covered pavilion | Seating for approx. 50 people $65 residents / $85 non-residents (5-hour maximum) TV Room Inside Rec. Center | Tables/chairs for approx. 20 people $25 residents / $45 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Classroom Inside Rec. Center | Tables/chairs for approx. 40 people $50 residents / $70 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Community Room Inside Rec. Center | Tables/chairs for approx. 100 people $100 residents / $120 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Gymnasiums Inside Rec. Center | $75 residents / $95 non-residents (5-hour maximum) | No fee for “Open Gym� public use Weight Room 9 pieces of equipment | $25 residents / $45 non-residents for 3-month membership (per household of up to 5 members) Baseball | Softball Fields 4 - 125 ft | 4 - 220 ft | 2 - 300 ft $100 residents / $120 non-residents per day per field (no lights) | Lights available at additional cost Soccer Fields 3 regulation-size fields | Not available for rent Outdoor Basketball Courts $65 residents / $85 non-residents per court per day for event use | No fee for public use Tennis Courts $65 residents / $85 non-residents per court per day for event use | No fee for public use Walking Trail 1.1 mile | 6 ft. wide asphalt | Lights on timer | $65 residents / $85 non-residents per day for event use Rotary Island Splash Pad Open Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day, Monday-Sunday, 10:00am-8:00pm | No fee for public use | Not available for rent

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Parks & Facilities Veterans Memorial Park Small Pavilion Outdoor covered pavilion | Seating for approx. 25 people | $35 residents / $55 non-residents (5-hour maximum) Large Pavilion Outdoor covered pavilion | Seating for approx. 50 people | $65 residents / $85 non-residents (5-hour maximum) *Large Pavilion at VMP is undergoing reconstruction in early 2019 and will not be available for use for an undetermined amount of time. Please call (706) 344-3646 for additional information and updates. Gymnasium Inside Lloyd Crane Rec. Center | $75 residents / $95 non-residents (5-hour maximum) | No fee for “Open Gym” public use Baseball | Softball Fields 1 - 185 ft | 1 - 200 ft | 2 - 220 ft $100 residents / $120 non-residents per day per field (no lights) | Lights available at additional cost Football Field Not available for rent Outdoor Basketball Court Half-court only | No fee for public use Tennis Courts $65 residents / $85 non-residents per court per day for event use | No fee for public use Multi-use Trail .8 mile | LifeTrail® stations | Bike lane | Lights on timer | $65 residents / $85 non-residents per day for event use | No fee for public use Track 1 lap= ¼ mile | Minimal light | $65 resident / $85 non-resident (per day for event use) | No fee for public use Pool Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day | Daily Public Swim and Pool Parties | Individual and Family passes available

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Parks & Facilities War Hill Park Boat Ramps & Day Use Areas Open Year-round 4 ramps (availability based on lake water levels) | Picnic areas lake-side | Pier | Beach | Volleyball | $3 per day | Annual Pass: $30 resident / $50 non-resident (purchase online or at the main office at Rock Creek) Campsites Open March 1 - October 31 14 primitive campsites (no hook-ups or dump station) | $16 per night | Reservations available online only at www.dawsoncounty.org Host on-site | Restrooms/showers on-site

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War Hill Park cam psite rese available ONLINE rvations are ONLY. On-site, cash rese rvations no longer accepted are . Reserve online at www.dawsoncoun ty.org/departments/ recreation. For updates or mo re information, ple ase contact the main office at Rock Creek during regular busin at (706) 344-3646 ess ho (weekdays 8AM-5P urs M).

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Athletic Programs Baseball (spring)

Coordinator: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

Online: January 2-February 11, 2019 Walk-in: February 4-11, 2019 at Rock Creek

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A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Ages 7-14 • Fee: $75 resident/$95 non-resident • Fee includes jersey, pants, hat, belt • Practices begin late-February • Games begin mid-March The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines eligibility of the participant. A player may move up one year but may never play down. Leagues resulting in 3 or fewer teams are subject to travelling or cancellation. Admission fees may be charged at some events associated with this activity.

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Athletic Programs Soccer (spring) Coordinated by: United Futbol Academy Website: Mountains.UnitedFA.Org | Email: Mountains@UnitedFA.Org | Phone: 1-844-GO TO UFA, Ext 3 (1-844-468-6832), Ext 3 Dawson County Parks & Recreation and UFA Mountains (United Futbol Academy) partner to provide Dawson County Residents quality soccer programs for beginners through advanced players at Rock Creek Sports Complex in Dawsonville. UFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focusing on “Skills for Soccer, Skills for Life.” Programs (based on January 1st birth date): Recreational (Spring Feb/Mar-May, Fall: Aug/Sep-Nov) • U04 Mini League: six Friday Night Interactive Sessions (includes T-shirt and Mini-League Ball) • U06 to U08: one scheduled 1-hour practice per week with weekend games • U10 to U19: two 1-hour practices per week with weekend games Academy & Select (Aug to May) • U08 Future Academy: two 1½-hour practices a week with weekend games • U09 to U12 Academy: two 1½-hour practices a week with weekend games • U13 to U19 Select: two 1½-hour practices a week with weekend games Camps • Challenge: five (Summer) or six (Winter) 2-hour sessions for Recreational Players • Middle & High School Prep: to be determined as desired Adult • Weekend games at Polo Fields, Cumming

Registration:

ONLINE only at Mountains.UnitedFA.Org, Click LOGIN

Recreational • Fall: May 1 to Jul 20 • Spring: Nov 1 to Jan 20 Academy & Select Tryouts • Opens May 1 • Tryouts: May/Jun Camps • Winter: Opens Nov 1 • Summer: Opens May 1

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Athletic Programs SOFTBALL (spring youth fast-pitch) Coordinated by: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Registration

Online: January 2-February 11, 2019 Walk-in: February 4-11, 2019 at Rock Creek

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A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Ages 7-14 • Fee: $75 resident/$95 non-resident • Fee includes jersey, visor, belt, socks, and pants • Practices begin late-February • Games begin mid-March The age control date for this activity is January 1st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines eligibility of the participant. A player may move up one year but may never play down. Leagues resulting in 3 or fewer teams are subject to travelling or cancellation. Admission fees may be charged at some events associated with this activity.

Softball (spring adult slow-pitch) Coordinated by: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Team Registration

March 1-30, 2019 (Online through midnight; Walk-in M-F 8am-5pm at Rock Creek)

A late fee of $50 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Ages 16+ • Fee: : $475 per team • Open Men’s League: Mondays* • Church Co-ed League: Tuesdays* • Open Women’s League: Wednesdays* • Open Co-ed League: Thursdays* *Days of the week that each league will play are tentative and subject to change depending on field availability and number of teams per league A minimum of 4 teams per league is required. Leagues not reaching this minimum will be refunded in full or given the option to be added into another similar league. Open Co-ed and Church Co-ed leagues will be separate if minimum of 4 teams per league is met; if minimum is not met, leagues may be combined for teams wishing to do so; all other teams will be given a full refund.

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Athletic Programs Instructional League T-Ball (Spring) Coordinated by: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

Online: January 2-February 11, 2019 Walk-in: February 4-11, 2019

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• Ages 3-4 • Fee: $10 resident / $30 non-resident • Fee includes t-shirt • Session begins: late-March The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines eligibility of the participant. A player must be 3 or 4 on this date in order to participate.

T-Ball (spring) Coordinated by: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

Online: January 2-February 11, 2019 Walk-in: February 4-11, 2019 at Rock Creek

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A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. • Ages 5-6 • Fee: $75 resident/$95 non-resident Fee includes jersey, pants, hat/visor, socks • Practices begin late-February • Games begin mid-March The age control date for this activity is April 30th of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines eligibility of the participant. A player may move up one year but may never play down. Leagues resulting in 3 or fewer teams are subject to travelling or cancellation. Admission fees may be charged at some events associated with this activity.

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Athletic Programs Weekda y Walk 8am-5pm -in:

Track & Field (Spring)

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Coordinated by: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

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Online: January 2-February 11, 2019 Walk-in: February 4-11, 2019 at Rock Creek

Ages: 7-14 • Fee: $50 resident / $70 non-resident Fee includes singlet and shorts. Registration fee does not include regular season meet fees, which will be the responsibility of the athlete. • Practices begin: late-February • Meets begin: late-March A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. The age control date for this activity is September 1st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines eligibility of the participant. Travelling outside Dawson County will be necessary for this activity. Admission fees may be charged at events associated with this activity

at Rock Creek

Swim Team (SUMMER) Coordinated by: Dawsonville Racers Swim Team Contact: Stephanie Morgan Phone: (770) 654-6793 Email: tstmorgan@gmail.com

Registration:

Friday, February 8, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm at Rock Creek Friday, May 3, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm at Rock Creek

The Parks & Recreation youth swim team in Dawson County is an outsourced program, coordinated and operated by Dawsonville Racers Swim Team. The Dawsonville Racers purpose is to provide a structured summer athletic activity for the children of our community. The Racers provide opportunities for each participant to develop a positive self image. Opportunities are provided to participate in competitive swimming through venues of dual meets, North Georgia Swim League (NGSL) meets and Divisional/State Meets. • Ages 5-18 • At Veterans Memorial Park • Registration Fee: $150 • Practices begin in May: Monday-Thursday mornings • Meets begin in June: Saturdays and 1 weekday meet • District Meet is 1st week of July • State Meet is 3rd weekend of July Some travelling will be necessary for this activity. Admission fees will be charged at some events associated with this activity Information contained in this guide is subject to change | (706) 344-3646 | www.dawsoncounty.org

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Athletic Programs CHEERLEADING (FALL)

Coordinated by: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

Walk-in ONLY: April 29-May 6, 2019 at Rock Creek (NO ONLINE REGISTRATION)

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A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline. Uniform Measurement Day: May 6th 3:00-6:00pm at Rock Creek • Ages 5 years - 7th Grade • Fee: $125 | Fee includes shell, skirt, briefs, and poms • Practices begin mid July • Games begin late-August The age control date for this activity is May 1st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines eligibility of participation. Visit www.dawsoncounty.org or contact the Dawson County Parks & Recreation office at (706) 344-3646 for a list of eligibility requirements for this activity. Additional league information can be found on the Mountain Football League website at www.mtnfootball.org. Some travelling will be necessary for the game season. Admission fees will be charged at some events associated with this activity.

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Athletic Programs FOOTBALL (fall)

Coordinated by: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org

Registration:

Online: April 1-May 6, 2019 Walk-in: April 29-May 6 , 2019 at Rock Creek

A late fee of $20 will be applied to all registrations accepted after the designated registration deadline.

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• Ages 5-10 years* • Fee: $160 Fee includes game jersey, game pants, helmet, full pads, practice pants; Fee does not include required sports physical *Ages 11 (6th grade) and up are coordinated by the school football program • Equipment Distribution in June • Conditioning begins mid July • Practices begin late July • Games begin late-August The age control date for this activity is May 1st of the same year of play. The age of the participant as of this date determines the age group in which he/she is eligible to play Visit www.dawsoncounty.org or contact the Dawson County Parks & Recreation office at (706) 344-3646 for a list of eligibility requirements for this activity. Additional league information can be found on the Mountain Football League website at www. mtnfootball.org Some travelling will be necessary for the game season. Admission fees will be charged at some events associated with this activity.

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Athletic Programs Travel Teams Coordinated by: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Dawson County Parks & Recreation accepts registration for travel teams to utilize facilities at Veterans Memorial Park and Rock Creek Sports Complex. Parks & Recreation accepts team registrations only. The actual formation of teams is to be organized, implemented, and monitored by team representative/coach Practices and games will be scheduled around regular Parks & Recreation-hosted activities and events. Contact Buffie Hamil at (706) 344-3646 or email bhamil@dawsoncounty.org for more information on travel team registration.

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Camps & Clinics Soccer Camps Coordinated by: United Futbol Academy Website: Mountains.UnitedFA.Org | Email: Mountains@UnitedFA.Org | Phone: 1-844-GO TO UFA, Ext 3 (1-844-468-6832), Ext 3 Dawson County Parks & Recreation and UFA Mountains (United Futbol Academy) partner to provide Dawson County Residents quality soccer programs for beginners through advanced players at Rock Creek Sports Complex in Dawsonville. UFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focusing on “Skills for Soccer, Skills for Life.” Camps • Challenge: five (Summer) or six (Winter) 2-hour sessions for Recreational Players • Middle & High School Prep: to be determined as desired • Winter Camp Registration: Opens Nov 1 • Summer Camp Registration: Opens May

Sneak Peak to Summer Camps All Sports Day Camp 1: June 3-7, 2019 Youth Basketball Camp 1: June 10-14, 2019 All Sports Day Camp 2: June 17-21, 2019 Youth Basketball Camp (boys): June 24-28, 2019 Volleyball Camp: July 9-11, 2019 Cheer Camp: July 15-17, 2019 Creative Movement and Dance Camp: Dates TBD

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Classes & Instructional Activities Contact: Creative Movement and Dance Phone: (470) 375-2179 Email: CMD_TinyDancer@comcast.net Website: www.CreativeMovementandDance.com Creative Movement and Dance is excited to be providing dance classes at Rock Creek Park. CMD is the premiere on-site dance instruction company in the Southeast. We are committed to providing quality dance training, taught by the most talented dance instructors in the South. There will be an annual Holiday Celebration performance and a Spring Recital held in May. School-term session begins in August and ends in May, staying in line with the Dawson County School schedule. The Summer session lasts 7 weeks and begins in June. There are no performance or costume fees for recitals or performances. Find more information and Register online at www.CreativeMovementandDance.com School-Term Session • Classes are held on MONDAYS • August 13, 2018-May 20, 2019 • at Rock Creek • Ages 2.5 & up • Offering Pre-Ballet, Tap-Ballet, Jazz • Annual registration fee: $35 • Monthly tuition: $54 (multi-sibling discount available)

Summer 2019 Session information coming soon! Visit www.CreativeMovementandDance.com for updates.

Preschool ARTS Coordinated by: ABC Easel Contact Angela Kirby, Art Enrichment Coordinator Phone: (678) 478-3002 Email: abceasel@gmail.com ABC Easel offers a unique art curriculum that incorporates historical artists, holidays and cultural events around the world and an exciting storybook art approach that compliments many wonderful children’s books. We encourage self exploration and discovery through books, photos and discussion, and we encourage new ideas. Our goal is to share an enthusiasm for knowledge while exploring creativity and experimenting with a variety of art forms and engineering concepts - thus, making it a complete enrichment experience.. • Art & Cultural Enrichment, Engineering & Yoga Ages 3-6 • January 7, 2019 - May 24, 2019 (Closed: Jan 21st, Feb 18th and April 1st-5th ) • 10:00am-2:00pm • Monthly enrollment • Healthy lunch & labeled non-spill water bottle required Monthly Program Fees: • 2 days per week T/TH = $240 • 3 days per week M/W/F = $360 • 5 days per week M-F = $600 18

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Classes & Instructional Activities Tennis Apprentice Program

The Northeast Georgia Tennis Association is a USTA community tennis association offering activities in all seasons. NEGTA is a non-profit association whose purpose is to promote, grow, and support the sport of tennis. NEGTA also serves Hall, Habersham, Banks, White, Lumpkin, and Stephens counties. Sessions are scheduled year-round at Rock Creek. Please visit www.dawsoncounty.org for details and updates. Or contact Sharon Ross/NEGTA at rosssharond@gmail.com or 706-499-7310.

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Individual and Family Health Insurance

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Fitness & wellness Boot Camp

“Where the faithful become fit & the fit remain faithful.” Information: Faithfully Fit Fitness Contact: Tiffany Bryson, Instructor | Phone: (678) 283-8878 Email: tiffany.bryson@hotmail.com Enjoy the great outdoors while increasing your cardiovascular system and sculpting lean muscle. We use the natural environment to shape up! This class requires you to bring a set of hand weights, a mat or beach towel, and water.

Classes offered year-round

Tuesday & Thursdays

@ Rock Creek

3 Class Options (class times are subject to change seasonally): - Tues/Thurs 7:00-8:00AM - Tues/Thurs 5:45-6:45PM - Tues/Thurs 7:00-8:00PM • Monthly sessions offered year-round • $60/month (pay by the 5th of each month to avoid $12 late fee) • Receive a 15% discount by paying for 3+ months in advance ALL participants MUST complete a medical history form prior to participating. Forms are available on location at first day of class, at Rock Creek main office, and online. Please pre-register through Faithfully Fit via phone or email prior to attending class. Sessions not reaching the minimum of 8 participants by the designated registration deadline are subject to cancellation.

IGNITE “Where the faithful become fit & the fit remain faithful.” Information: Faithfully Fit Fitness Contact: Tiffany Bryson, Instructor | Phone: (678) 283-8878 Email: tiffany.bryson@hotmail.com Faithfully Fit Fitness Signature Circuits class lead by Exercise Physiologist, Tiffany Bryson. This 1 hour class will challenge all fitness levels and will leave you energized and ready to tackle the rest of your day. Each circuit is strategically thought out to awaken every muscle. All classes will include cardiovascular training, strength and endurance training, balance, core and functional movement patterns. If you like a good pump with a variety of stations to stimulate you physically and mentally, this class is for you! Work to rest ratios will vary.

Classes offered year-round

Saturdays

@ Rock Creek

• Saturdays 8:00-9:00AM • Drop-in rates for members $8/class; non-members $12/class Members are those who are currently registered for other Faithfully Fit Fitness training classes. All athletes must complete FFF waivers and be physically cleared to participate in physical activity.

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Fitness & wellness Tai Chi Instructor: Sifu Kenneth Jones, 3rd Black Sash Phone: 706-429-8087 Email: dawsonville@tccnga.com Website: www.tccnga.com You will learn the individual movements of Tai Chi Chuan and learn to flow each posture into the next without pause; ensuring that your body is in constant motion. You will get the health benefits from learning proper body structure and movement. You will also be shown the martial aspects of the movements so that they may contain more meaning in your personal practice.

Classes offered year-round

at Rock Creek

Mondays & Thursdays 6:00-7:00PM

*Beginners may attend classes for 1 month for an introductory rate of $50. • Ages 18+ • Fee: $60 per month (family discounts available) Cash and check accepted Monthly fee includes all Monday & Thursday classes for the month. Completed registration forms and first payment due at beginning of first class each month. Participants should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of drinking water, and a towel. Contact Sifu Kenneth Jones for pricing details, copies of the above forms, or additional information.

Weight Room

Information: Dawson County Parks & Recreation | Phone: (706) 344-3646 Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org | Website www.dawsoncounty.org • Up to 5 members per membership (must reside in the same household • $25 resident / $45 non-resident for 3-month membership • Open Monday thru Saturday 8:00AM-9:00PM / Sunday 1:00-9:00PM Under 16 years of old must be accompanied by parent/guardian • 9 pieces of equipment: • 3 treadmills • 2 ellipticals • recumbent bike • abs/torso/back machine • lat/mid-row machine • chest press machine • leg extension/curl machine Weight Room memberships may be purchased year-round at the main office at Rock Creek Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM. Online registration is also available at www.dawsoncounty.org. For online registrations, the membership card will be available to pick up at the front desk at Rock Creek on the next business day after the online transaction is complete.

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Fitness & wellness Yoga

Information: Tonya Buell Brooks Phone: 706-344-9587 Email: tbuell30@yahoo.com

ALL participants MUST complete a medical history form prior to participating. Forms are available on location at first day of class, at Rock Creek main office, and online. Minimum: 3 participants / Maximum: 25 participants. If the minimum requirement is not met, class is subject to cancellation. Full refunds will be issued for cancelled sessions.

Classes offered year-round

at Rock Creek

The Blend

Tuesdays & Thursdays Yoga Stretch, Build, Relax

A great mix of Cardio, Hand Weights and Relaxation! The Blend is a whole body workout on the lighter side. From pushups to low lunges with weights, crunches to squats and a lot in between. Attendees start with pushups on their knees to full plank pushups in a very short time. • Tuesdays • 7:00-8:10pm • $6 per class

Every class starts with relaxing, breathing and slow warming moves and eases into Sun Salutations. Gradually increasing movement, we begin to lengthen and build each muscle group, using just our body weight and our breath. Coming back down to restore the body to lengthen, stretch and balance. Finally refocusing our minds and bringing us back to center, we end in Final Relaxation with soothing, calming music as the instructor leads you peacefully into relaxing the mind and body. • Thursdays • 7:00-8:10pm • $6 per class

FUNCTIONAL INTERVAL TRAINING

Contact: Tonya Jones, Instructor | Phone: 706-429-7583 | Email: tijones@windstream.net Website: www. attainablefitness.net ALL participants MUST complete a medical history form prior to participating. Forms are available on location at first day of class, at Rock Creek main office, and online. Minimum: 8 participants. If the minimum requirement is not met, class is subject to cancellation. Full refunds will be issued for cancelled sessions

Classes offered year-round

at Veterans Memorial Park

Tuesdays & Thursdays

F.I.T. is a strength/cardio fitness class guaranteed to deliver a total body workout. A perfect alternative to the gym setting! This class combines upper and lower body exercises with core and cardio throughout to leave you burning the maximum amount of calories all day. Get ready to discover new exercises to challenge yourself using just your body weight and small weights. All exercises are provided with modifications. If you are new to exercise or an elite athlete, join F.I.T. classes to see and feel the difference. Participants should bring small to medium dumbbells, yoga mat, water. • 6:30-7:30pm • $60/4-week session OR $12/drop-in

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Special Events Spring Sports Opening Day Coordinated by: Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Opening Day is the big kick-off day for Spring Sports, where all teams are invited to come out to enjoy the wide variety of concessions, games, and activities. Spring Sports participants, ranging from the 4-year-olds playing soccer to the 14-year-olds playing baseball are recognized for their involvement in our biggest youth sports season of the year.

March 23, 2019 | at Rock Creek Sports Complex • Fun, food, and games for the whole family! • Admission is FREE! • Concessions & souvenirs available for purchase • Sorry, no pets (service animals only).

K.A.R.E. for Kids Community Egg Hunt Coordinated by: K.A.R.E. for Kids & Dawson County Parks & Recreation Phone: (706) 344-3646 | Email: recreation@dawsoncounty.org Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Bring the family out for a day of fun, Easter Bunny photos, egg hunt, and more! Pre-hunt activities begin at 11:30AM and will include children’s activities, face painting, train rides, bike raffle, Easter Bunny photos, concessions, and hot dog eating contest. The egg hunt begins promptly at 2:30PM and will consist of over 20,000 eggs Those wishing to only participate in the egg hunt should plan to arrive no later than 2:00PM in order to find parking and arrive at event site in time for the start of the egg hunt. The egg hunt portion of the event lasts approximately 2-5 minutes. Due to the quick nature of the egg hunt portion of the event, arriving after 2:00PM could result in missing the egg hunt completely.

April 20, 2019 | at Veterans Memorial Park • Egg hunt will be divided into 5 age groups: 0-2 years/handicap (1 parent may assist), 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-9 years, and 10-12 years. • General admission for this event is FREE; however, a cost is associated with some activities/ concessions. • Sorry, no pets (service animals only). • All proceeds will be donated to K.A.R.E. for Kids Visit www.dawsoncounty.org/departments/recreation for updates. Information contained in this guide is subject to change | (706) 344-3646 | www.dawsoncounty.org

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Dawson County Senior Services General Information

Center Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM Office/Center closings are available at www.dawsoncounty.org. Directory 201 Recreation Road | Dawsonville, GA 30534 (located inside Veterans Memorial Park) Phone: (706) 344-3700 | Fax: (706) 344-3702 Email: dpruett@dawsoncounty.org | Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Staff Directory Dawn Pruett, Director Michelle Crane, Food Service Coordinator Krista West, Senior Advocate Tammy Loggins, Finance Liaison Dedri Bruce, Nurse Meals on Wheels Drivers:

dpruett@dawsoncounty.org mcrane@dawsoncounty.org kwest@dawsoncounty.org tloggins@dawsoncounty.org dbruce@dawsoncounty.org Lary Souther, Joan Walden, Eddie Lynn

Programs, Activities, & Services Available for Dawson County Residents Age 55+

LifeTrail®

• Located at the Large Pavilion at VMP beside the Senior Center • LifeTrail is specifically designed to provide older adults with the opportunity to walk outdoors, and to stretch and strengthen their body • Five LifeTrail wellness stations provide a variety of exercise options prior to, during or after a normal walking routine • The stations are part of the multi-purpose trail at VMP ®

• SilverSneakers® Classic • SilverSneakers® Cardio Circuit • SilverSplash®: Begins in June - Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 10:15-11:15 am at Veterans Memorial Park pool (Call 706-344-3700 for dates and additional information) Visit our website or contact the Senior Center for our monthly calendar and additional information.

We welcome and appreciate our volunteers! Do you have a talent or skill that you would like to share?

Volunteers are needed for all areas: Sewing | Decorating | Reading | Exercise | Crafts | Delivery for Meals on Wheels for the homebound Planning or Coordinating Special Events | Working at the Reception or Welcome Desk Office Work (typing, filing, answering phones) | Setting up/cleaning for classes and events Teaching Classes | Packing Home Delivered Meals | Friendly Visiting | Program Fundraising

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Dawson Transit General Information

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM Holiday closings are available at www.dawsoncounty.org. Directory (located inside Veterans Memorial Park) 201 Recreation Road / P.O. Box 598 | Dawsonville, GA 30534 Phone: (706) 344-3603 | Fax: (706) 344-3703 Email: dawsontransit@dawsoncounty.org | Website: www.dawsoncounty.org Staff Directory Dawn Pruett, Transit Director | Lee Adkins, Transit Coordinator Drivers: Paul Moran, Nita Manterfield, Eddie Lynn, Bill Cain, Marshelle Savage

Information & Services

Welcome aboard! Dawson Transit is the public transportation service in Dawson County. This service is available to all residents of Dawson County. Where We Can Take You Dawson Transit provides transportation to doctor’s offices, grocery stores, pharmacies, parks and places all throughout Dawson County! Transportation service is also available for medical appointments outside of the county. When We Operate The hours of service are Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM. How to Schedule a Ride Dawson Transit operates on an advanced reservation basis. To schedule a trip, call 706 344-3603 MondayFriday 8:00AM-4:00PM. Please call at least 24 hours prior to your requested trip. Requests for service made the same day will be taken if possible.

Accessible Service

Wheelchair-accessible service is available. When you call to schedule your trip, please let us know of any assistance you may need in boarding or disembarking from the vehicle. For the safety of all passengers, our policy requires that wheelchairs be secured to the vehicle. Persons using respirators or portable oxygen are permitted on vehicles. Service animals accompanying individuals with disabilities are permitted.

Fares

The fare for service depends on the distance of your trip. The charge for each one-way trip is: $2.00 ……within Dawson County $4.00 ……Cumming & Dahlonega $6.00 ……Gainesville

Days of service Dawson County Dahlonega Cumming Gainesville

Monday-Friday Monday-Friday Tuesday & Thursday Tuesday & Thursday

Please have exact fare when boarding. Drivers are not able to make change. Dawson Transit’s services are available to Dawson County residents only. Information contained in this guide is subject to change | (706) 344-3646 | www.dawsoncounty.org

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Dawson County 2019 Winter/Spring Activity Guide  
Dawson County 2019 Winter/Spring Activity Guide