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Ann Arbor Public Schools • Community Education & Recreation • spring 2011 Catalog

REC&ED Over 500 Classes and Activities

Adults • Youth • Preschool • Families Phone in Registration begins on Monday, April 4! Call 734-994-2300, x53275

u Enjoy the convenience of Online classes, 4-5 u Get in shape through Fitness, Sports, Dance and Health and Wellness classes, 6-17 u Try tasty Cooking classes with a fresh spring twist, 30-36 u

Play and create with your preschooler, 41-43

u Enrich your child's life with after school Language, Dance or Sports classes, 44-54

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What’s New? Phone-In Registration begins on April 4! See page 58.

Online classes for K-12 teachers......................... 5 Stroller Strides................................................... 7 Metabolic Makeover........................................... 8 Slow Flow & RestoreYoga................................... 9 First Swing Golf.................................................. 9 Adult Self-Defense............................................. 9 Health & Wellness...................................... 10 -11 Latin with Tim Constant................................... 16 Art Classes.................................................. 18- 19 Art with Susan ................................................ 20 Movie Night: Animation Fascination................ 22 Writing Japanese Haiku................................... 23 Cooking..................................................... 26 - 30 DIY..............................................................32-33 Therapy Dog Workshop.................................... 37

Register Now for Spring Classes! People of all ages achieve their own lifelong learning goals by taking classes that include computers, the arts, health and wellness, fitness, finance, languages, cooking and more. Throughout this catalog you will find a variety of high quality classes to help you brush up your skills, become and stay active, and just have fun! In REC & ED Youth and Preschool programs you get the creative benefits of the arts, the health benefits of exercise, the social benefits of playing and teamwork and the enrichment benefits of skill development along with the fun learning new things.

Don't miss out on the fun of your favorite sport Calling all sports fans! Registration has begun for REC & ED adult softball, kickball and baseball teams. Call Sean Williams at 734-994-2300, ext. 53214 to sign up or email williams@aaps.k12.mi.us The Youth Team Sports mailing list sign-up is on the back cover of the catalog. New this summer T-Ball for Kindergartners!

Class fees are now the same for residents and non-residents!

REC & ED 2011 Summer Camps: A Great Experience

Rec & Ed would like to welcome non-residents of the AAPS district to participate at the same low fee as residents.  Take as many classes as you like at one of the locations that is convenient to you.

www.facebook.com/aareced Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aareced Cover photo: REC & ED Acrylic Painting art class with instructor Mary Thiefuls, on the far left. The REC & ED office is located in Pioneer High School. Look for the bright blue sign on the side of the building. Our address is 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Issue No. 30 Spring 2011 The Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation Catalog is published 4 times a year in Ann Arbor, MI. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for our community through education and recreation.

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Campers can choose to explore a wide variety of interesting, fun and exciting topics. There are dozens of creative and academic enrichment camps, literature camps and sports camps. There are full-day themed camp programs with outoor activities and field trips to some unexpected locations. Save Time and Money Enroll one camper in 5 or more weeks of full-day camps in one transaction and save 10% off each week! The Early Bird Discount ends May 8th. Enroll Today! The Summmer camps catalog is available at your school, in your local library or online at www.aareced.com You can also pick up a copy from our lobby 24/7 or call 734-994-2300 to request one by mail.

REC & ED office Location & hours 1515 S. Seventh St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734- 994-2300 www.aareced.com Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

REC & ED Office will be closed Good Friday 4/22 and Memorial Day 5/30

Robert Allen, Interim Superintendent, Ann Arbor Public Schools Sara Aeschbach, Director, Community Education & Recreation


Contents April – June Spring 2011 Classes, Workshops & Activities

Adult Classes REC & ED Online Classes Over 20 online Spring courses..................4-5

Health & Wellness Fitness................................................................6-8 Yoga....................................................................8-9 Health & Wellness.....................................10-11

Instructional Sports Golf.........................................................................9 Self-Defense........................................................9 Martial Arts....................................................... 12 Swimming......................................................... 12 Water Polo......................................................... 14 Scuba & Snorkeling........................................ 13 Tennis.................................................................. 14

Arts Couples Dance..........................................15-16 Dance........................................................... 16-17 Art..................................................................18-20 Ceramics & Jewelry........................................ 19 Jewelry & Glass................................................ 19 Woodworking.................................................. 21 Sewing................................................................ 21 Drama & Literary Arts..............................22-23 Music................................................................... 23

Life Enrichment Computers/ Digital Cameras...................... 24 Technology....................................................... 25 Cooking ......................................................26-30 Finance & Income.....................................31-32 Home & Garden.............................................. 33 Languages, ESL.........................................34-35 Games................................................................. 35 Personal Enrichment..................................... 36 Dog Training & Agility................................... 37

Preschool

Birth - Age 6

First Steps Washtenaw..........................39-40 Art...................................................................... 41 Dance..........................................................41-42 Language........................................................ 42 Sports/Martial Arts....................................... 43 Swimming (Parent/Child).......................... 55

Youth Classes Grades K-12

The Arts Art...................................................................... 44 Dance..........................................................45-46 Music................................................................. 47 Sewing.............................................................. 47 Build a Fairy Garden.................................... 47

Enrichment LEGO................................................................. 48 Chess................................................................. 49 Language........................................................ 50 Study Skills...................................................... 51

Adapted Rec Adaptive Recreational Scuba..................... 14 Swimming......................................................... 38 Cooking Cooperatively................................. 38 Dinner & A Movie........................................... 38 Strike Force Bowling...................................... 38

Registration 5 Ways to Register........................................ 58 REC & ED Policies.......................................... 59 Spring Registration Forms...................60-61 Class Locations & Map..........................62-63

REC&ED Resources Adult Team Sports Information..................2 Class Discounts............................................. 32 List of Parent Child Classes........................ 37 Tuition Preschool.......................................... 43 REC & ED Birthday Parties.......................... 45 School Age Child Care................................ 46

Instructional Sports & Fitness Martial Arts..................................................... 52 Yoga................................................................... 52 After School Sports...................................... 53 Trampoline and Space Ball........................ 54 Baton Twirling................................................ 54 Gymnastics..................................................... 54 Water Polo....................................................... 54 Swim...........................................................55-56 Tennis................................................................ 57 Youth Team Sports Info..............Back cover

After school classes are on pages 44-54.

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Online Certificates and Courses with REC&ED About Online Learning Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with and get to know with the instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

eMarketing eMarketing Essentials Certificate

Get a fundamental introduction to eMarketing, in­cluding improving email promotions and ways to increase your web site traffic. Includes readings and the three classes listed below. ID# 2902.701 4/4 – 7/1 FEE: $495 ID# 2902.801 6/6 – 9/2 FEE: $495

How the Course Works

Improving Email Promotion

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to use to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Boosting Your Website Traffic

Participate When You Want

Participants can participate as much as you want, any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. To get a certificate, enroll in the certificate section which automatically enrolls you in the courses required to complete the certificate or you enroll in each course individually. Sorry, no discounts accepted at this time.

Social Media Social Media for Business Certificate

Discover when to email, what to email, and testing email copy. ID# 2902.702 4/4 – 4/29 FEE: $195 ID# 2902.802 6/6 – 7/1 FEE: $195 Redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results. ID#2902.703 5/2 – 5/27 FEE: $195 ID#2902.803 7/5 – 7/29 FEE: $195

Online Advertising

Make online advertising work to target local audiences. ID# 2902.704 6/6 – 4/7 FEE: $195 ID# 2902.804 8/8 – 9/2 FEE: $195

Online Teaching Certificate in Online Teaching

Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients. Includes exam, certificate and three courses listed below. ID# 2901.701 4/4 – 7/1 FEE: $495 ID# 2901.801 6/6 – 9/2 FEE: $495

Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. En­gage in online discussion with other teachers. Three one-week courses includes books and Online certificate. ID# 2904.801 Certificate 5/9 – 8/26 FEE: $495

Introduction to Social Media

Become a Certified Online Instructor (COI)

Learn what social media are and their role in your business and personal life. Find out how businesses are us­ing the sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment and serving cus­tomers and clients. ID# 2901.702 4/4 – 4/29 FEE: $195 ID# 2901.802 6/6 – 7/1 FEE: $195

Marketing Using Social Media

Develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social media. Let your instructor guide you in exploring major social media, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging. ID# 2901.703 5/2 – 5/27 FEE: $195 ID# 2901.803 7/5 – 7/29 FEE: $195

Integrating Social Media in Your Organization

Learn how to create your own private social media and move your web site to an interactive Web 2.0 site. ID# 2901.704 6/6 – 7/1 FEE: $195 ID# 2901.804 8/8 – 9/2 FEE: $195

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This program will give you the fundamentals of teaching online, and the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. ID# 2904.802 Certificate 5/9 – 8/26 FEE: $795

Building Online Learning Communities

Find out the importance of an online learning community. Learn about dialogue as inquiry, negotiating discussion guide­lines, and intergroup and other forms of collaboration. ID# 2904.803 7/18 – 7/22 FEE: $195

Advanced Teaching Online

Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. ID# 2904.704 4/18 – 4/22 FEE: $195 ID# 2904.804 8/22 – 8/26 FEE: $195

Designing Online Instruction

Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Not available during summer, next class will be in November. ID# 2904.705 5/9 – 5/13 FEE: $195


Individual Online Classes

Management Supervisory & Leadership Certificate

Learn about effective delegation, performance management, and writing performance reviews, and strategies for improving your overall effectiveness as a leader. Two-month program. ID# 2905.701 4/4 – 5/27 FEE: $395 ID# 2905.801 6/6 – 7/31 FEE: $395

Digital Brochures

Find out how you can use this low-cost new eMarketing tool to support and enhance your current marketing efforts. ID# 2911.701 5/2 – 5/27 FEE: $195 ID# 2911.801 6/6 – 7/1 FEE: $195

Entrepreneur Boot Camp

This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. ID# 2912.701 4/4 – 4/29 FEE: $195 ID# 2912.801 6/6 – 7/1 FEE: $195

Green Building LEED Green Associate Exam

Green Buildings and Preparing for the LEED Green Associate Exam LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. This is a two-month program. ID# 2909.701 4/4 – 5/29 FEE: $695 ID# 2909.801 6/6 - 7/31 FEE: $695

Extraordinary Customer Service

Learn how to translate your good service intentions into a work­ able plan and deliver great service. The payoff is enormous. ID# 2913.701 4/4 – 4/29 FEE: $145 ID# 2913.801 6/6 – 7/1 FEE: $145

Green Workplace

Business Skills Business Research Certificate

Get the skills needed to effectively communicate research results to a specific audience for maximum impact. Includes certificate for successful completion of all 3 classes. ID# 2903.701 4/4 – 7/1 FEE: $495

Introduction to Business Research: 4/4 – 4/29 Business Statistics: 5/2 – 5/27 Qualitative Business Research: 6/6 – 7/1 ID# 2903.801

6/6 – 9/2

FEE: $495

Introduction to Business Research: 6/6 – 7/1 Business Statistics: 7/5 – 7/29 Qualitative Business Research: 8/8 – 9/2

Teachers

A greener workplace can provide substantial benefits to your or­ ganization’s triple bottom line – people, planet and profits. Dis­ cover the keys to make your workplace green. ID# 2914.701 4/4 – 4/29 FEE: $195 ID# 2914.801 6/6 – 7/1 FEE: $195

Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace

Develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Two one-month courses. ID# 2915.701 4/4 – 6/3 FEE: $295 ID# 2915.801 6/6 – 7/29 FEE: $295

Practical Math for the Workplace

For anyone interested in acquiring the skills needed to under­ stand and perform common business activities such as payroll, banking, invoicing, and purchasing. ID# 2916.701 4/4 – 4/29 FEE: $145 ID# 2916.801 6/6 – 7/1 FEE: $145

Your Company, Your Employees & The Law

NEW!

One month courses for K-12 Teachers

1 graduate credit available for each of these 4 courses though University of South Dakota. $40 fee paid at a later date

This one month course will provide a roadmap for effectively handing em­ployee-related problems and workplace compliance issues that affect employers of all sizes and work industries. ID# 2917.701 5/2 – 5/27 FEE: $395 ID# 2917.801 7/5 – 7/29 FEE: $395

Gender in the Classroom K-12 Teachers ID# 2918.801

6/6 – 7/1

FEE: $245

Online Learning & Technology for K-12 Teachers ID# 2918.802

6/6 – 7/1

FEE: $245

Generational Learning Styles for K-12 Teachers ID# 2918.803

7/5 – 7/29

FEE: $245

Social Media for K-12 Teachers ID# 2918.804

7/5 – 7/29

FEE: $245

Complete course descriptions are online at www.aareced.com/reced.onlineclasses Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53219

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Fitness

Register at www.aareced.com

734-994-2300, ext. 53149 or 53233

fitness MULTI-Class Discount! Enroll in any 2 fitness classes, get fit and save $5. Enroll in 3 or more fitness classes, get fit and save $10. (Metabolic Makeover, Spinning and Power Kick excluded) Fitness classes are for grade 10-adult, men and women. It is recommended that you have a physical examination by a physician before beginning an exercise program if you are over 35, pregnant or if you haven’t been physically active for the past several months. All instructors are certified fitness instructors. No classes 4/22, 4/23, 5/28, 5/31. Fitness Class Levels

1 = Beginning 2 = Advanced Beg. 3 = Intermediate 4 = Intermediate Adv. 5 = Advanced

NIA Fitness Level 1-3. Explore soulful movement through this mind body form of fitness done barefoot to music. NIA fits all body types and works for all ages. It's great for cardiovascular conditioning and overall agility. Please bring a water bottle. Instructor: Teresa Myers. 7 weeks. No class 5/16, 5/30. ID# 3114.701 4/18 – 6/13 Monday FEE: $55 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Community, Gym

Cardio Dance and Pilates Level 1-4. Work toward your lifetime fitness goals while experiencing the joy of music, dance and camaraderie. You'll get a combination of low impact aerobics for cardiovascular work and Pilates for strength and flexibility. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Instructors: Jenine “Chip” Grover, M.Ed, over 20 years experience (702, 704) Joy Morris (701, 703).   8 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 3108.701 4/18 – 6/13 Monday FEE: $59 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thurston, Gym ID# 3108.702 FEE: $59

4/19 – 6/7 Tuesday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eberwhite, Gym

ID# 3108.703 FEE: $59

4/20 – 6/8 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

ID# 3108.704 FEE: $59

4/21 – 6/9 Thursday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eberwhite, Gym

Wednesday Thurston, Gym

“Joy’s class is lots of fun and great for all ages & fitness levels!” class participant

Cardio Interval Mix Level 1-4. Do you like to have fun while working out? You will get a great workout in a motivating group atmosphere. Cardio Kickboxing moves are mixed with interval training and light weight training. Please bring your own mat, water bottle and light hand weights. Instructor: Amy Leighton. 7-8 weeks. No class 5/18, 5/30. ID# 3102.701 4/18 – 6/13 Monday FEE: $59 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Scarlett, Cafeteria ID# 3102.702 FEE: $55

4/20 – 6/8 Wednesday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Scarlett, Cafeteria

“Amy Leighton has great energy and makes working out enjoyable!” class participant 6 Rec & ED Spring 2011

World Dance Workout  Level 2-5. Join us for a fun and invigorating total body workout. You'll sweat to original world-beat music while combining dance moves from around the world, including West African dance. You’ll practice other exercises to tone, strengthen, stretch and release. Please bring water bottle, mat and light hand weights. Instructor: Sandy Pierani. 8 weeks. ID# 3105.701 FEE: $59

4/20 – 6/8 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday Bryant, Gym

Cardio Boot Camp

Level 3-5. Experience a high intensity, military style workout with movements from kickboxing, dance and more. You’ll challenge your strength, speed and stamina with interval training techniques. Bring your own mat, water bottle and light hand weights. Instructor: Donna Kujat, CPT, over 20 years of experience. 7-8 weeks. No class 4/28. ID# 3106.701 FEE: $59

4/19 – 6/7 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday AA Open- Mack, Gym

ID# 3106.702 FEE: $55

4/21 – 6/9 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday AA Open- Mack, Gym

Pilates Matwork

Are you looking for a mind-body workout that will strengthen, lengthen, stretch and tone your body? Improve your muscular endurance and flexibility with an emphasis on core body mat work. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Instructor: Stephanie Riegle. 7 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 3112.701 4/25 – 6/13 Monday: Level 3-5 FEE: $55 6:05 PM – 7:05 PM Bach, Gym ID# 3112.702 FEE: $55

Monday: Level 1-3 Bach, Gym

4/25 – 6/13 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Yoga Pilates Level 2-5. Looking for an intense mind body practice done to music that will challenge your whole body while calming your mind? This is it! Weight training through the use of your own body weight will increase your lean body mass while improving your strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Prior yoga or Pilates experience is recommended. Practiced barefoot. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Wednesday is a Flow style class. Instructor: Victoria Cendrowski, M.Ed, over 35 years experience. 7-8 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 3110.701 4/18 – 6/13 Monday FEE: $75 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM CAB, Dance Studio ID# 3110.702 FEE: $75

4/20 – 6/8 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Wednesday: Flow Style CAB, Dance Studio

ID# 3110.703 FEE: $69

4/29 – 6/10 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Friday CAB, Dance Studio

Power Yoga Pilates Level 2-5. Get a well balanced workout for your whole body while keeping your mind focused with this invigorating mind-body practice done to music. Flowing poses improve cardio, strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Various level options will be shown, so you can easily create your own practice. Any yoga or Pilates experience is recommended. Bring a yoga sticky mat and water bottle. Practiced barefoot. Instructor: Chelsea Cendrowski. 7-8 weeks. No class 5/5, 5/31. ID# 3130.701 FEE: $75

4/19 – 6/14 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday Community, Gym

ID# 3130.702 FEE: $69

4/21 – 6/9 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday Community, Gym DAYTIME CLASS


Circuit & Pilates Level 2-5. Get 2 workouts in 1. Timed circuits using machines and free weights for cardio and strength followed by a Pilates-based workout focusing on core muscle strength and flexibility. Please bring a Pilates mat, water bottle, and wear fitness shoes. Instructor: Cheryl Gulbranson, CPT, over 25 years experience. 8 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 3116.701 FEE: $75

4/18 – 6/13 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Monday Community, Weight Room

Circuit & Yoga Level 2-5. Get 2 workouts in 1. Timed circuits using machines and free weights for cardio and strength, followed by a power yoga workout to enhance cardio, strength and flexibility. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and fitness shoes. Instructor: Cheryl Gulbranson, CPT, over 25 years of experience. 7-8 weeks. No class 5/28, 6/1.

ID# 3126.701 FEE: $75

4/20 – 6/15 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

ID# 3126.702 FEE: $69

4/30 – 6/18 Saturday 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Huron, Weight Room

Wednesday Community, Weight Room

Weight Training Level 1-5. You’ll tone up, trim down and build strength when you learn the basic weight training principles. Flexibility and core body work done in each class. Instructor: Cheryl Gulbranson, CPT, over 25 years of experience. 7-8 weeks. No class 5/28, 5/31, 6/2. ID# 3124.701 FEE: $59

4/19 – 6/14 Tuesday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Skyline, Weight Room

ID# 3124.702 FEE: $59

4/21 – 6/16 Thursday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Skyline, Weight Room

ID# 3124.703 FEE: $55

4/30 – 6/18 Saturday 9:20 AM – 10:20 AM Huron, Weight Room

Personal Training Level 1-4. Do you want personal attention to help you meet your fitness goals? Whether you need to lose weight, train for an athletic event or just get into better shape, this is for you! Private, semi-private and small group (3-4 people) sessions are available. Classes meet at Community High School weight room. Certified Personal Trainer: Mark A. Harris, CPT. 3 classes. Mondays. FEE: $149. Class ID#

Time

Dates

3123.701

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

4/18 – 5/2

3123.702

5:05 PM – 6:05 PM

4/18 – 5/2

3123.703

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

5/9 – 5/23

3123.704

5:05 PM – 6:05 PM

5/9 – 5/23

Nordic Walking Workshop Level 1-5. This activity is based on cross-country skiing, but without snow. Learn and experience proper technique while engaging both upper and lower body muscles. Stretching techniques are also taught. This is very effective for burning calories and building cardiovascular fitness for all ages and levels of ability. Bring your own water bottle. Training poles are provided by the instructor or bring your own. Instructor: Inge Gaiser. ID# 3103.701 FEE: $25

5/7 Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Huron, Parking Lot

Stroller Strides

NEW!

Do you want to exercise while spending time with your child!  Stroller Strides provides a total body workout for moms of stroller-age children (approx. 6-weeks to 4 years). The workout is appropriate for parents of all fitness levels and combines a power walk with intervals of toning and cardio. You’ll use exercise tubing, the environment (e.g., benches and stairs), and the stroller for a fun and social exercise program. Children remain in their strollers, but are involved in the workout with songs and creative drills.  Please bring a towel or mat and water bottle.  Any sturdy stroller is acceptable, please, no umbrella strollers. Instructor: Taryn Gal. 8 weeks. ID# 3117.701 FEE: $ 59

4/21 - 6/9 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday Forsythe, Parking Lot

Deep Water Aerobics                                                                   Level 1-4. Aerobic and deep water conditioning are emphasized along with stretching and strengthening. Various flotation devices (water noodles) provided or bring your own. Must be comfortable in deep water. Instructor: Amy Grover. 8 weeks. ID# 3122.701 FEE: $59 

4/19 – 6/7                  Tuesday 7:05 PM – 8:05 PM        Scarlett, Pool

ID# 3122.702 FEE: $59 

4/21 – 6/9                 Thursday 7:05 PM – 8:05 PM Scarlett, Pool

Water Aerobics                        Level 1-4. You'll experience the fun of a water exercise program including low-impact aerobic conditioning, stretching and strengthening. Everyone is welcome. Participants need to be able to enter and exit the pool without assistance (for swimmers and non-swimmers). Instructors: Donna Kujat (702, 704), Amy Grover (701, 703). 6-8 weeks. No class 5/28. ID# 3120.701 FEE:  $59

4/19 – 6/7 Tuesday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Scarlett, Pool

ID# 3120.702 FEE:  $59

4/20 – 6/8 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

ID# 3120.703 FEE:  $59         

4/21 – 6/9 Thursday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Scarlett, Pool

ID# 3120.704 FEE:  $49

4/30 – 6/11 Saturday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Scarlett, Pool

Wednesday Forsythe, Pool

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Power Kick Level 1-5. Are you looking for a total body workout that totally kicks butt? How about a way to increase your stamina, flexibility, and strength while listening to your favorite dance music? You'll use basic kickboxing, martial arts and self-defense moves with professional heavy bags to get a great fat-burning, muscle toning workout done to music. Please bring water. Kick-boxing gloves are recommended to protect knuckles. Instructors: Jibril Naeem. 8 weeks. ID# 3113.701 FEE: $75

4/21 – 6/9 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday Balance Point Fitness

Zumba Level 1-4. Ditch the workout, join the party! If you like Latin dance and international zest, you'll love Zumba! Interval and resistance training are combined to give you a great cardiovascular workout. Wear fitness shoes and bring a water bottle. Instructors: Sandy Pierani (701),Mesha Terrell (702), Doris Farrugia (703). 7-8 weeks. No class 5/28, 5/30. ID# 3140.701 FEE: $59

4/18 – 6/13 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Monday Bryant, Gym

ID# 3140.702 FEE: $55

4/27 – 6/8 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Wednesday    Wines, Gym

ID# 3140.703 FEE: $55

4/30 – 6/18 Saturday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM  Scarlett, Cafeteria

See Bollyfit on page 17.

Yoga

Metabolic Makeover

NEW!

Are you looking for that extra something in a class? This awesome boot camp style workout has a new, metabolism-boosting nutritional goal each week. Taking small steps leads to long-term success! All fitness levels welcome, Exercises will be modified as necessary. Taught by Lynda Gronlund, ACE certified personal trainer. 8 weeks. ID# 3118.701 FEE: $ 75

4/21 - 6/9 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Thursday BalancePoint Fitness

Spinning® Ages 13 and up. Level 1-5. If you can sit on a bicycle, you can do this. Spinning® is a cardiovascular workout on specially designed stationary bikes. A certified instructor uses music, imagery, and goal setting to simulate a ride on the open road and guides you through changing terrain. All levels welcome. Instructors: Elmo Morales (701), Carolyn Gersh (702), Susan Morales (703) Lisa Steele (704). 8 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 3115.701 FEE: $69

4/16 – 6/4 Saturday: Level 1-3 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Bodies in Balance Studio

ID# 3115.702 FEE: $69

4/18– 6/13 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

ID# 3115.703 FEE: $69

4/19 – 6/7 Tuesday: Level 1-5 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Bodies in Balance Studio

ID# 3115.704 FEE: $69

4/29 – 6/17 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

Monday: Level 1-5 Bodies in Balance Studio

Friday: Level 1-5 Bodies in Balance Studio

Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Yoga classes are for adult men and women. It helps you become more aware of your body’s posture, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment. This is one of the foremost reasons why people want to start Practice Yoga to feel fitter, and be more energetic, happier and peaceful. It is recommended that you have permission from your physician to do yoga, if you are pregnant or have potential health conditions, as a precaution to starting an exercise regimen.

Iyengar Yoga

Better Back Yoga

Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of BKS Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of well-being, reduce stress, and release tension through physical activity and meditation. To participate in this class you need to be able to get down to and up from the floor. Wear comfortable clothing and removable footwear (yoga is practiced with bare feet). The use of yoga props (provided or bring your own) and individualized teaching are emphasized so students of varying experience, ages, flexibility and strength can participate together. Instructor: David Rosenberg, certified Iyengar Yoga with over 16 years experience. 8 weeks.

Soothe tension throughout your body and strengthen and maintain the health of your spine and back muscles using classic yoga postures and technique. You will learn yoga techniques that will help increase flexibility in tight and restricted muscles and joints that inhibit the use of the spine and back. Please bring a yoga mat. Teacher: Sondra O’Donnell, ERYT 500, Sun Moon Yoga Director. 8 weeks. No class 5/30.

ID# 3706.701 FEE: $95

4/21 – 6/9 Thursday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Stone School, Commons

ID# 3706.702 FEE: $95

4/23 – 6/11 Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Stone School, Commons

Basic Yoga Re-balance your body and increase your energy through basic yoga. You will use standing and seated poses, along with breath work to release tension from the body and mind. Basic Yoga is recommended for everybody. Please bring a yoga mat. Teacher: Sondra O’Donnell, ERYT 500, Sun Moon Yoga Director. 8 weeks. ID# 3708.701 FEE: $99

4/19 – 6/7 Tuesday 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Sun Moon Yoga Studio

ID# 3710.701 FEE: $99

4/18 – 6/13 Monday 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM Sun Moon Yoga Studio

ID# 3710.702 FEE: $99

4/21 – 6/2 Thursday 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Sun Moon Yoga Studio

Yoga For Strength Do you want a lively, invigorating yoga practice that builds strength while increasing flexibility and releasing tension then this is for you. This well-rounded Vinyasa style yoga promotes strength, flexibility and clarity of mind. Focusing on breath and movement through postures fills you with energy and helps you mentally to feel totally alive. Please bring a yoga mat.Teacher: Sondra O’Donnell, ERYT 500, Sun Moon Yoga Director. 8 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 3712.701 FEE: $99

4/18 – 6/13 Monday 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM Sun Moon Yoga Studio

ID# 3712.702 FEE: $99

4/21 – 6/2 Thursday 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Sun Moon Yoga Studio

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More Yoga classes are on page 11.


Yoga Continued

yoga with Ita Reyes

Restorative Yoga

NEW!

Renew and heal your body through restorative yoga.  This is a therapeutic style of yoga that integrates functions of the mind, body, and breath into one practice. Through this gentle approach, you will focus on stimulating and relaxing your body with modified yoga twists, forward and backward bends, stretches, and inversions.  Each class ends with meditation, allowing for complete relaxation. All skill levels are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.  Please bring a yoga mat and blanket to class. Instructor: Lauren Gunzel 8 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 3716.701 FEE: $65

4/18 – 6/13 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Monday Lakewood, Gym

Vinyasa Flow This flowing form of Hatha Yoga is the most popular yoga in the U.S.!  Vinyasa Flow is a gentle yoga for all levels, perfect for beginners.   It integrates the mind, body and breath into one practice.  You move through fluid transitional movements, using synchronized breathing, to connect the sustained postures to create heat.  This is a challenging and empowering yoga that emphasizes breath connection, core strength and body awareness. Please bring a yoga mat.  Teacher: Lauren Gunzel.  8 weeks.   ID# 3715.701 FEE: $65

Golf

4/19 – 6/7 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday Lakewood, Gym

*Enroll in 2 classes taught by Ita Reyes CYI, save $19. Enroll in 3 classes, save $38. Ita Yoga Studio is located inside Plymouth Road Mall.

Yoga Flow* Yoga Flow is a wonderful way to let go of stress and relax. Yoga Flow sequences encourage your body to heat up, increase your heart rate and help your mind connect to the breath and movement of the poses. Any previous yoga experience is recommended in this moderate to intermediate level class. Please bring a yoga mat. 7 weeks. ID# 3702.701 FEE: $89

4/28 – 6/9 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Thursday Ita Yoga Studio

Slow Flow & Restore Yoga*

NEW!

Are you looking for a slower paced approach to Yoga Flow? If you need a gentler approach, you will experience the benefits of this class. You will learn to let go of unnecessary thoughts while focusing on the breath and the movement of yoga. This is followed with a series of deeper stretches and tension releasing poses. It is recommended that you have yoga experience. Please bring a yoga mat. 7 weeks. ID# 3704.701 FEE: $89

5/1 – 6/12 Sunday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Ita Yoga Studio

Gentle Yoga* Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

First Swing Golf

NEW!

Are you new to the game of golf, or interested in learning a new lifetime sport? You'll learn everything you need to start playing the great game of golf and having fun. You'll learn the basics of the game; putting, chipping, pitching; bunker play, fall swing, rules/etiquetie and fitness. Please bring your clubs and water. Instructor: Debbie WilliamsHoak, Former LPGA Tour Player, Head Teaching Professional LakeForest Golf Club, Director of Lake Forest Golf Academy. 7 weeks. ID# 3480.701 4/19 – 5/31 FEE: $139 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Tuesday Lake Forest Golf Club

Self-Defense Adult Self-Defense

Gentle Yoga is a great way to learn the poses and increase flexibility at a calmer pace. You’ll focus on relaxation, breathing exercises (pranayama) and gentle poses (asanas) to return flexibility to your body. Whether you are brand new to yoga or looking for a more gentle approach, you will experience the benefits of this class. Please bring a yoga mat. 7 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 3714.701 FEE: $89

4/25 – 6/13 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday Ita Yoga Studio

ID# 3714.702 FEE: $89

4/26 – 6/7 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Ita Yoga Studio

ID# 3714.703 FEE: $89

4/27 – 6/8 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Wednesday Ita Yoga Studio

ID# 3714.704 FEE: $89

4/28 – 6/9 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Ita Yoga Studio

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

NEW!

Are you looking for an exciting and informative self-defense class that prepares you for almost anything? You’ll learn how to prevent violence and defend yourself and your children and spouse from bare hands attacks, guns and knives. Men and women welcome, no experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Instructor: Joel Pitti, 4th degree black belt and over 15 years of teaching experience. 8 weeks. Class ID #

day

time

dates

location

fee

3314.701

Wednesday

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

4/20 – 6/8

PKSA Karate

$79

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Health & Wellness Couples Massage Sign up with a friend, partner or Mom for a massage workshop that’s both relaxing and energizing. Learn to give and receive a therapeutic massage using techniques from an experienced massage therapist. Wear comfortable clothing and bring 2 pillows and a blanket or mat. Fee enrolls 2 people. Instructor: Jim McGinity, Certified Massage Therapist. 1 class. ID# 1880.701 FEE: $59

5/7 Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Scarlett, Media Center

Great Gift for Mom!

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Lose it Fast, Lose it Forever™ Do you dream about changing your life? Carmen and Steve lost 130 lbs of fat in 6 months and gained renewed confidence. Chris and Ellen lost 80 pounds in 6 months and gained boundless energy. Frank and Keith each lost 40lbs in 10 weeks. By applying the principles taught by Biggest Loser Contestant Pete Thomas, you can lose weight and gain so much more. You are personally taught by Pete as he guides you through his life-changing weight loss course. Classes are seminar style and focus on Mastering Your Mind, Managing Your Mouth and Multiplying Your Muscle. Additional support systems are available to you online and outside of class to ensure your success. (For details go to: www.loseitfastloseitforever.com) Materials fee of $25 due to instructor at first class. 10 weeks. ID# 1853.701 FEE: $195

4/18 – 6/27 12 Noon – 1:00 PM

ID# 1853.702 4/18 – 6/27 FEE: $195 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Holistic Health Classes Gary Merel, M.S.L.Ac. offers these popular one-day classes in holistic health

Monday Rec & Ed, Conf. Room Monday A2 Preschool, Family Room

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and thyroid. Four powerful hormones that have a wide ranging effect on reproduction, menopause, blood pressure, weight loss, healthy sexual function, bone loss and many other essential functions of life. Explore ways to safely balance these hormones using holistic, sustainable and natural methods. 1 class. ID# 1833.701 FEE: $19

5/11 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D212

Understanding Food Allergies Heal Your Digestive System You’ve heard the expression, “You are what you eat.” Sixty percent of your body’s immune system lives in your digestive tract. Problems like inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, eczema, Crohns disease, sinus and asthma are directly influenced by a compromised digestive system. Explore basic holistic strategies for healing your digestive and immune system. 1 class. ID# 1832.701 FEE: $19

4/20 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Wednesday Pioneer, Room D212

NEW!

It is estimated that as many as 1-in-4 people has a food allergy or sensitivity. Symptoms of a food allergy can include migraines, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, asthma, sinus problems, weight gain, autoimmune conditions, as well as chronic skin problems. Often testing for a food allergy can be problematic. Review the 8 most common allergies including Gluten, eggs, milk, soy and peanut allergies. Topics of discussion will include the use of digestive enzymes, elimination diets, restoring the immune system, as well as supplements to heal the digestive tract. If you have a food allergy, you can still have a healthy and happy eating lifestyle. 1 class. ID# 1828.701 FEE: $19

6/8 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D212


3 New Spring Health Classes Brain Rescue

Meet the New Instructor Dr. Dan Geck Dr. Geck received his degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has spent 12 years studying in the fields of Clinical Nutrition and Chiropractic. In his practice he focuses on finding the underlying causes to the chronic symptom patterns people deal with in their daily lives.

NEW!

Do you know where your keys are? If you are becoming more forgetful, less organized, less focused, more stressed and feel like you are losing your wits, help is on the way. Discover how you can reduce brain stress and put some joy back in your life. Instructor: Dr. Dan Geck. 1 class. ID# 1835.701 FEE: $19

5/3 Tuesday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pioneer, Room D212

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

NEW!

This serious illness has become an epidemic in our country. It is the underlying cause of many symptoms such as fatigue, hair loss in women, vascular disease, chronic pain and more. If you find yourself at risk for, or suffering from this disease, join us to discover how you might avoid or reverse its affects through clinical nutrition. Instructor: Dr. Dan Geck. 1 class. ID# 1831.701 FEE: $19

5/12 Thursday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pioneer, Room D205

Beginning Insight Meditation In these days of hectic activity and disturbing news, meditation can be a valuable tool to calm your mind, improve your focus and lead you to new ways of experiencing your life. Often students report a new sense of satisfaction. Some even call it happiness. Instructor: Mary Grannon 6 weeks (1816.701) and Erica Dutton. 5 weeks – 4/23, 4/30, 5/14, 5/21, 6/14 (1815.701). ID# 1816.701 FEE: $59

4/19 – 5/24 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

ID# 1816.702 FEE: $59

4/23 – 6/4 Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Deep Spring Center

Tuesday Deep Spring Center

6 Patterns of Thyroid Dysfunction

NEW!

Have you been taking medication for thyroid problems but find it is no longer working for you? It may be time to take a deeper look. There are many underlying causes of thyroid dysfunction. It is important to target and treat the right causes. Explore the 6 patterns of thyroid dysfunction and discuss causes and treatments. Instructor: Dr. Dan Geck. 1 class. ID# 1834.701 5/24 Tuesday FEE: $19 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pioneer, Room D212

Tai Chi Chuan with Master Young Yang style Tai Chi is taught as a vehicle to motivate you to integrate your mind, body, and spirit in a way that improves your overall health and interactive quality with the world around you. Through movement, meditation, and breathwork you learn to cultivate energy as you work through the poses of Tai Chi. Instructor: Wasentha Young. 8 weeks. ID# 1821.701 4/18 – 6/13 Monday: Beginning FEE: $95 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Peaceful Dragon ID# 1823.701 FEE: $95

4/20 – 6/8 Wed.: Continuing 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Peaceful Dragon

The first REC & ED class to graduate at the Peaceful Dragon School! Wasentha Young has over 40 years of experience in her field. She is a Master and scholar in the art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Kung, has received formal instruction in Taoist and Buddhist meditation, achieved certification in Acupressure (Institute of Acupressure in Berkeley, CA), received a certificate as a Wellness Counselor in Mind/Body Consciousness (Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, CA), and holds a Masters degree in Transpersonal Studies.

DAYTIME CLASS

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Martial Arts Aikido

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Ages 14-Adult. Learn to fly -- and land without getting hurt! Aikido is a form of Japanese Budo based on the philosophy and martial arts of the Japanese Samurai. Aikido, the way of harmony, involves redirecting an attack using throws and pins in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. Beginning Basic throws, pins and break falls are introduced. Continuing You continue to work on beginning skills and add  more advanced break falls and weapons techniques. Loose workout clothing is recommended. Instructor: Wade Davis, Aikido Yoshokai Assoc. of North America. 8 weeks. No class 5/30. Class ID #

level

day

time

dates

location

fee

3310.701

Beginning

Monday

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

4/18 – 6/13

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$75

3310.702

Beginning

Thursday

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

4/21 – 6/9

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$75

3310.703

Continuing

Monday

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

4/18 – 6/13

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$95

3310.704

Continuing

Thursday

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

4/21 – 6/9

Scarlett, Upper Gym

$95

Sanchin Ryu Karate for Families and Individuals

&E

EC

R

level

day

time

dates

location

fee

Parent/Child

Tuesday

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

4/19 – 6/7

Forsythe, Gym Annex

$65

3318.702

Family

Tuesday

7:30 PM – 8:15 PM

4/19 – 6/7

Forsythe, Gym Annex

$65

3318.703

Individual

Tuesday

8:15 PM – 9:00 PM

4/19 – 6/7

Forsythe, Gym Annex

$35

Fun!

Class ID #

3318.701

y

Famil Parent/child: Ages 3-Grade 2, Families: 3rd grade and up, fee is per family of 2 or more. Individual: Grade 9 and up.  This D program is set in a non-competitive and informative atmosphere that allows parents and children to learn together.  Through Sanchin Ryu Karate, you will build self-confidence, understand stress management and increase composure and self-defense awareness. You will learn to use your whole body, so size is not important. Physical techniques are taught with drills and exercises for a positive self-defense education.  Individual  Grade 9-up. Training is designed to empower today’s adults with knowledge that can save your life.  You will learn a broad range of techniques, strikes, how to get out of grabs and more!  Both courses can be repeated to increase your knowledge and technique. Instruction by certified Sanchin-Ryu instructors, who hold a rank of at least 1st Degree Black Belt with bi-monthly certification. 8 weeks.

Youth Martial Arts classes are on page 52.

Swimming

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53232 Email: recedswim@aaps.k12.mi.us

Instructional Swim

Grades 6-Adult. Skill Levels: Beginner Work on the basics of swimming. Advanced Beginner Prerequisites: Swim comfortably on your back and 10 yards on your front using basic arm stroke. The goal of this class is to get comfortable in deep water. Intermediate Prerequisite: Comfortable in deep water. You continue to improve your strokes and learn basic swim workouts. advanced Prerequisites: Swim 50 yards of front stroke, back stroke, and breast stroke, as well as tread water. Coach will tailor workouts to meet your specific needs. Perfect for tri-athletes or those looking for fitness swimming. 8 weeks. ID# 3520.701 4/20 – 6/8 Wednesday: Beginner FEE: $85 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Forsythe, Pool ID# 3520.702 4/20 – 6/8 Wednesday: Adv. Begin. FEE: $85 7:50 PM – 8:35 PM Forsythe,Pool ID# 3520.703 FEE: $85 ID# 3520.704 FEE: $85

4/20 – 6/8 7:50 PM – 8:35 PM 4/20 – 6/8 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Wednesday: Intermed. Forsythe, Pool Wednesday: Advanced Forsythe, Pool

Open Therapeutic Swim

Grades 10-Adult. High Point pool is a therapeutic pool (water temperature between 88 – 96 degrees) that is beneficial if you have any type of arthritis or other physical ailment/impairment. Kick boards and noodles will be available; you can also bring your own equipment. The pool space will be kept open, no lane lines. Registrations are not accepted on site. 7 weeks. ID# 3530.701 4/29 – 6/10 Friday FEE: $39 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM High Point, Pool

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private (2 or 3 people) lessons are $120 for four 30-minute private sessions or $80 per participant for four 30-minute semi-private sessions. Various pools, times, and instructors are available. Call the Rec & Ed Swim program at 734-994-2300 ext. 53232, for more information and to schedule convenient times. Due to the large volume of calls we receive, you may need to leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

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Scuba & Snorkeling Huron Scuba, Snorkel & Adventure Travel

Divers Incorporated

For information and registration 734-994-3483. www.huronscuba.com

For information and registration 734-971-7770. www.diversinc.com

National Geographic™ or PADI Open Water Diver Programs

PADI Open Water Diver Course: Pool and Classroom

Ages 10 & Up. Beginners enjoy an adventure in scuba diving, with three evenings of pool diving & games and three shorter evenings of classroom discussions. Weekend and private course scheduling is available. Certification dives can be completed locally or during one of our adventure travel group trips around the world. 1-3 weeks.

Ages 10 & Up. This is a comprehensive and stress free way to learn to scuba dive.  The classroom and pool portions of this program are completed during five 4-hour sessions usually one night per week for five weeks. Each evening allows beginners to learn about scuba diving in the classroom followed by pool diving in a relaxing, un-hurried atmosphere. This program prepares you to complete your open water certification dives, which can be done locally or at any PADI Dive center worldwide.  Course costs start at $249.  

Introductory Scuba Diving Evening: Taste Test of Scuba Ages 8 & Up. Huron Scuba’s teachers invite you to attend an exciting evening of scuba diving in a local pool. No prior experience or certification is necessary. This opportunity for family fun is a great way to spend an evening together and provides an excellent head start towards becoming a certified scuba diver. You bring smiles and swimsuits, Huron Scuba will provide the rest.

Huron Scuba’s S3 Program Secrets to Successful Snorkeling Ages 6 & Up. This is an entertaining and informative program where you will learn and apply personal water sport safety techniques and snorkeling skills. Designed to be fun for beginners as well as informative for experienced snorkeler. Upon completion you are ready for snorkeling around the world with added confidence and success. Private classes are available.

Adaptive Scuba Recreational Scuba Diving for Individuals with Challenges. Ages 10 & Up. This adventure in scuba diving takes people with physical or mental challenges anywhere from a Discover Scuba experience up to a full certification for scuba diving. Your adventure could include certification as diver with PADI and/or Handicapped Scuba Association. As the name says, we can adapt to almost anything! This exciting opportunity will open up a whole new weightless world of recreational activities and opportunities that you can enjoy with family and friends.  Each course will be built to your needs.

NEW!

PADI eLearning National Geographic Open Water Diver Course Ages 10 & Up.  You start online at www.diversinc.com/elearning working at your own pace and continue with an instructor learning to scuba dive in the pool. This course can be completed in as little as 2 days and it can get you ready within almost any schedule.  This all-inclusive course takes you from start to finish and starts, on average, every two weeks regardless of the number of participants.  Pricing starts at $120 per person. Call for details.                                                              

PADI National Geographic Open Water Diver Programs Ages 10 & Up. The most complete way to learn to scuba dive the PADI National Geographic Way. You join an elite group of explorers, adventurers and conservationists. This all-inclusive course takes you from start to finish and starts, on average, every 3 weeks regardless of the number of participants.

PADI Snorkeling Course Ages 8 & Up. Get more out of your snorkeling experience on your next travel adventure! The PADI snorkeling course is an easy way for you to get a private session with a certified PADI Instructor. We will even provide you with the equipment. Offered almost every week, 1 evening class. Course cost $85

PADI Digital Water Photography Course

NEW!

Ages 8 & Up. Whether you scuba dive or a snorkel, you learn the basics of shooting pictures underwater in this course.  We provide the camera, instruction and equipment.  You provide your enthusiasm and creativity towards this enjoyable pastime. This course is offered once a month,1 class. Course cost $75

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience Ages 8 & Up.   This one night program allows you and your friends an opportunity to try scuba.   On the evening of the program, an instructor will teach you a little about the equipment, some techniques for success and then we will give you the opportunity to learn to dive in the pool.  We provide all the equipment and when you show up on time, we give you a coupon good for $50 towards the price of the full scuba course just for participating.  Program includes a lecture, video presentation, equipment fitting, and pool session where you learn to breathe underwater. Offered at least once a month. Cost: $25.

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Tennis

Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53243 Email: shadigiv@aaps.k12.mi.us

High School Age Players

Adult Tennis Levels Please read the player level descriptions below carefully to place yourself in the correct class. Registered participants may check out a loaner tennis racquet from the Rec &Ed office one week prior to the start of class. Varsity Tennis Center classes participants must wear tennis court shoes with non-marking soles. For all classes, no running shoes, please. REC & ED teams follow the USTA Code of Conduct. Beginner Little or no experience; will learn basic stroke mechanics of forehand, backhand, volley, serve; footwork, rules, and scoring. Advanced Beginner Can briefly rally the ball with forehand and backhand, can serve over net; will review and improve groundstrokes, volleys, serve, footwork and learn overheads and approach shots. Intermediate Can rally from the baseline fairly consistently, feels comfortable at net hitting volleys and overheads, serves consistently; will work on perfecting all strokes, improving confidence, consistency, strategy and tactics. Advanced Can consistently rally the ball deep, hit with direction and spin, have dependable shots, serve with control; advanced practice drills, games, strategy, tactics and match play. Cardio Tennis (Advanced Beginner to Advanced, NTRP 2.5 – 5.0) Improve your fitness and footwork moving and grooving on court while hitting hundreds of tennis balls! This intense, fun, fast-paced aerobic tennis workout is for players at the advanced beginner level and higher(no beginners please). Not recommended for players with beginner fitness levels or mobility limitations.Check out www.cardiotennis.com. Women's Clinic (Advanced Beginner/Intermediate, NTRP 3.0) For advanced beginner to intermediate players. Continue developing your game through instructional drilling, coaching, live ball feeding games and doubles match play. Great for NTRP 3.0 league players! Instructor’s permission required. Players Clinic I (Intermediate-Coed, NTRP 3.0-3.5) For developing intermediate players with NTRP level 3.0-3.5. Classes include speciality drills, play-based games, and match play. Instructor's permission required. Players Clinic II (Intermediate/Advanced-Coed, NTRP 3.5-4.0) For intermediate to advanced players with NTRP level 3.5 and up. Classes include speciality drills, play-based games, and match play. Instructor's permission required.

Beginner and advanced beginner high school players up to age 15 should attend youth instructional classes, and those 16 and older attend adult instructional classes before proceeding to Team Tennis. Experienced high school players (intermediate to advanced), please refer to Gold Team, listed online at www.aareced. com, under category “youth tennis”. See youth Tennis on page 57.

Sunday Outdoor Program at Pioneer See Player Level Descriptions for correct class placement. Classes are located at Pioneer on the 4 courts near the flagpole entrance. No class 5/29. 5 classes. ID# 3602.701 5/1 – 6/5 Sunday: Beginner FEE: $79 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pioneer, Court ID# 3602.702 5/1 – 6/5 Sunday: Advanced Beginner FEE: $79 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Pioneer, Court ID# 3602.703 5/1 – 6/5 Sunday: Intermediate FEE: $89 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Pioneer, Court

Morning Clinics at Varsity Tennis Center Clinics at Varsity Tennis Center are taught by our Head Tennis Professional, Fode Camara. See course descriptions. Players must wear tennis court shoes with non-marking soles. class ID#

SESSION I

Day

Time

Dates

WKS

fee

3602.711

Women’s Clinic (NTRP 3.0)

Mon.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

4/18 - 5/16

5

$109

3602.712

Women’s Clinic (NTRP 2.5)

Wed.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

4/13 - 5/18

6

$129

3604.701

Players Clinic I

Tues.

10:00 AM – 12 Noon

4/12 - 5/17

6

$159

3604.702

Players Clinic II

Thurs.

10:00 AM – 12 Noon

4/14 - 5/19

6

$159

3606.701

Cardio Tennis

Tues.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

4/12 - 5/17

6

$99

3606.702

Cardio Tennis

Thurs.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

4/14 - 5/19

6

$99

Water Polo

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Water Polo

Water Polo: High School Boys

High School, Collegiate & Masters Water Polo. You will improve your game through scrimmages and individual skill development, plus get swim conditioning. This is a great opportunity to continue playing the game you love. Head Coaches: Evan Koorhan and Justin Thoresen, Huron Water Polo. 8 weeks.

Grades 9-12. You will improve you game through swim and dry land conditioning and scrimmages. This is a great opportunity for beginners and for returning players. Head Coaches: Evan Koorhan and Justin Thoresen, Huron Water Polo. 8 weeks. No class 5/30.

ID# 3599.701 FEE: $49

4/20 – 6/8 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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Wednesday Huron, Pool

ID# 3598.701 FEE: $99

4/18 – 6/9 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday-Thursday Huron, Pool

See youth Water Polo on page 54.


Couples Dance

Students (16 & older) are welcome to enroll in Couples Dance classes. The fee is per individual.

American Social Ballroom Classes with Sue Bareis Sue Bareis has over 26 years of experience teaching dance. Partner required. Fee is per individual. 5 weeks. Slow Dance You will learn the Night Club Two Step. It is simple, attractive, and romantic and may be used in a variety of settings such as night clubs, weddings, and holiday parties. You’ll dance to soft contemporary rock music. tango The Tango is a Latin Dance that is characterized by gliding steps and poses and has quick stacatto action. Swing/Foxtrot Sign up for this combo class to learn both of these popular dances. East Coast Swing consists of a rock step and is a rotational dance which does not travel. Foxtrot is done to 4/4 timing and is a smooth dance traveling around the dance floor. Intermediate Polish up your style and technique of ballroom dance. Dancers may learn new steps of the prerequisite dances or new dances may be introduced. Prerequisite must know the basics of Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing. class ID#

Dance

Day

Time

Dates

Fees

Location

2262.701

Slow Dance

Monday

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

4/25 – 5/23

$45

Forsythe, Cafeteria

2262.702

Tango

Monday

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

4/25 – 5/23

$45

Forsythe, Cafeteria

2262.703

Swing/Foxtrot

Wednesday

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

4/27 – 5/25

$45

Clague, Upper Gym

2262.704

Intermediate

Wednesday

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

4/27 – 5/25

$45

Clague, Upper Gym

Ballroom and Latin Classes with Dorian Deaver Join Dorian Deaver, member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, to learn the international styles of Ballroom and Latin dances in a supportive and patient atmosphere. Level I Dorian teaches you a few dances which may include Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba, or others not listed. Dances differ each term. No experience necessary. Level II is for those who are comfortable with dances taught in Level I and would like to continue learning new dance patterns. One dance is selected and focused on for the entire session. 6 weeks. No class 5/29. Fee is per individual. class ID#

Dance

Day

Time

Dates

Location

fee

2284.701

Level I: Singles

Sunday

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

5/1 – 6/12

CAB, Room D

$55

2284.702

Level I: Partner Required

Sunday

5:05 PM – 6:05 PM

5/1 – 6/12

CAB, Room D

$55

2284.703 Level II: Partner Required

Sunday

6:10 PM – 7:10 PM

5/1 – 6/12

CAB, Room D

$55

“Dorian and Jennifer were fantastic to learn from, they made everyone feel comfortable including us beginners.” A Class Participant

Wedding Dance Prepare for that special day! Learn steps that can be used in your bridal dance, at the reception, and at other social gatherings. Foxtrot, Rumba, and Swing are a few of the dances taught. This class is fun for the entire bridal party and friends. Partner Required. Fee is per individual. Instructor: Dorian Deaver, Member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. 6 weeks. No class 5/29. ID# 2284.701 FEE: $55

5/1 – 6/12 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Sunday CAB, Room D

“Dorian and Jennifer made it fun and low pressure.” Stephanie Grainger

Ballroom for High Schoolers

NEW!

Dance the night away at your prom or next high school dance! Learning to dance is fun with instructor Dorian Deaver. This is a couple-style class in which you learn 3 styles of dancing: Ballroom, Latin, and Hustle. For you whether you are just starting out or have taken lessons before, this class is just right for you. Partner required. Fee is per individual. Instructor: Dorian Deaver. 6 weeks. No class 5/27. ID# 2284.706 FEE: $55

4/29 – 6/10 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday Pioneer, Aux. Gym

Ballroom Hustle Ballroom Hustle is a fun dance that can be danced in a variety of social settings. Steps are rhythmic and can be danced to fast and slow music. You and your partner will look great doing this dance on the dance floor. Partner required. Fee is per individual. Instructor: Dorian Deaver, member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. 6 weeks. No class 5/28. ID#2284.705 FEE: $55

4/30 – 6/11 Saturday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Dorian’s Studio

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Couples Dance Continued

Classes with Louise Tamres Instructor Louise Tamres has been teaching dance for 18 years. Partner required. Fee: is per individual. 6 weeks. No class 5/17. Social Dance 101 A few easy dance steps are all you need to get on the dance floor. Louise gently introduces you to the basics of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Tango, Waltz, Night Club, Slow Dancing, and Disco in just 9 lessons. Swing is a versatile dance that can be danced to a wide variety of music: Big Band, Motown, Oldies and Rock 'n Roll-all the way to today's top music hits. Learn this fun and simple dance so that you can bop and boogie away at the next party! The simple East Coast Swing is the style taught in this class. Salsa can be hot, and this dance is hot! You start with simple forward and back steps that are danced to energetic Latin music. Then you learn the turns and arm styling that give you the overall look and feel of Latin dancing. Location: Forsythe, Cafeteria. class ID# Dance Day Time Dates fee 2274.701

Salsa

Tuesday

6:30 PM – 7:25 PM

4/26 – 6/7

$55

2274.702

Social Dance 101

Tuesday

7:30 PM – 8:25 PM

4/26 – 6/7

$55

2274.703

Swing

Tuesday

8:30 PM – 9:25 PM

4/26 – 6/7

$55

“The instructor is positive, approachable and encouraging.” A Class Participant.

Latin with Tim Constant

NEW!

Latin Beginner The waiting is over and Tim Constant has returned to Rec & Ed to teach you this energetic and sexy style of dance. Learn the basic moves, turns, spins and patterns for the fun American Style Cha Cha and Salsa. Latin Intermediate Tim Constant teaches you more challenging steps for the Salsa and American Style Cha Cha. No partner required. Fee is per individual. 5 weeks. No class 5/27.

More Dance Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Friday: Beginner Clague, Cafeteria

ID# 2280.702 FEE: $45

5/6 – 6/10 7:00 PM – 7:55 PM

Friday: Intermediate Clague, Cafeteria

Break a sweat dancing to the latest beats! Local and popular dancer Maurice Archer brings his energy to Rec & Ed to teach you break dance moves in a friendly and fun environment.  Improve  kinetics, increase flexibility, and develop coordination through the rhythmic self expression of  America's premier dance form. 7 weeks. ID# 2276.701 FEE: $65

Hip Hop Grades 8-Adult. Don’t be shy! Come move to the groove and dance to the latest hip-hop and pop beats. Learn challenging choreography filled with style and energy. Get a great workout and learn one of today’s most popular forms of dance. Company Instructor recommendation is required. Artistic Director: Gina Danene Thompson. 6-7 weeks. No class 5/30.

ID # 2288.702 FEE: $55

5/6 – 6/10 6:00 PM – 6:55 PM

Break Dance

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ID# 2288.701 FEE: $65

ID# 2280.701 FEE: $45

4/26 – 6/7 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 4/25 – 6/6 7:05 PM – 8:05 PM

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Tuesday: Hip Hop CAB, Room D Monday: Company CAB, Room D

4/28 – 6/9 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Thursday Stone School, Gym

Line Dance What are you waiting for? Come out and dance like no one is watching! This dance class is for everyone at any level. You learn line dances and move to a variety of popular music from Toby Keith and Elvis to the Pussycat Dolls and Gwen Stefani. Line dancing provides a fun way to workout and is great exercise. Instructor: Earleen Wolford. 6 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 2234.701 FEE $55

4/25 – 6/6 Monday 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM Scarlett, Cafeteria


Irish Dance Grades 8-Adult. Top o’ the mornin’ to you! Since the mid 1990’s, Irish dance has grown in popularity, largely due to the worldwide success of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Level I Focus is on both the technical and performance aspects of Irish dance. You learn soft shoe jigs and reels, as well as one or two choreographed routines to be performed at the end of the class. Level II You will focus on hard shoe and soft shoe dances. More advanced reel and jig steps will be taught and you work on complex movements such as rocks and butterflies. Prerequisite: Students should be proficient in the fundamentals of Irish dance. Instructor recommendation required. See receipt for shoe recommendation. Instructor: Anna Zielinski is a dancer for the Liem Irish Dance Group, University of Michigan. 6-7 weeks. No class 5/27. ID# 2202.701 FEE: $55

4/29 – 6/10 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday: Level I CAB, Room D

ID# 2202.702 FEE: $55

4/25 – 6/6 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Monday: Level II CAB, Room D

Jazz Fusion In this popular class, artistic director Gina Thompson brings her unique style and choreography to teach you the latest moves in dance. Classic techniques in jazz, funk, and hip hop are taught. A high energy warmup featuring strengthening, core work, and yoga stretches offers you a great workout. 7 weeks. ID# 2282.701 Fee: $65

4/26 – 6/7 7:35 PM – 8:35 PM

Tuesday CAB, Room D

Ballet Grade 7-Adult. The timeless movements of ballet can be yours! Each class includes working at the barre, center work, and basic choreography. The curriculum is based on the Cecchetti method, which is a progressive approach in learning ballet. Level II class is for you if you have had two years of previous ballet or with instructor recommendation. Pointe Practice class includes barre warm-ups and center floor practice. Cecchetti Practice is for levels 1-3. Pointe shoes required for Pointe classes only. Instructor: Dianna Edmonson. 6-7 weeks. No class 5/28, 5/30. ID# 2298.701 FEE: $55

4/25 – 6/6 5:20 PM – 6:15 PM

Monday: Level I CAB, Room D

ID# 2298.702

4/28 – 6/9

Thursday: Level II

FEE: $65

6:35 PM – 7:35 PM

CAB, Room D

ID# 2298.703 FEE: $55

4/30 – 6/11 Saturday: Pointe Practice 3:25 PM – 4:25 PM CAB, Room D

Tap Many adults find that tap dancing helps to enhance their memory and mind/body connection. In Level I you are introduced to basic tap steps and a variety of combinations danced to a wide selection of music. In Level II you further develop your tap skills, while dancing to a variety of music styles. Level II is for you if you have mastered the basics and would like to learn more. Tap shoes required. Instructor: Yung-Lien Chang. 7 weeks. ID# 2268.701 FEE: $65

4/27 – 6/8 6:00 PM – 6:55 PM

Wednesday: Tap I CAB, Room B

ID# 2268.702 FEE: $65

4/27 – 6/8 7:00 PM – 7:55 PM

Wednesday: Tap II CAB, Room B

DAYTIME CLASS

BollyFit Fitness that’s Fun! Do you dream of an energizing fitness class that’s a spa experience not an exercise to be dreaded? Bolly Fit is the fitness through dance sensation that is dazzling Michigan. BollyFit combines artistic elements of Bollywood, classical, and Bhangra styles in a dynamic dance experience. It  brings together beginner dancers and grandmothers who haven’t danced in years. You will experience increased athleticism and aliveness!  No dance experience necessary, come sweat gracefully! Instructor Anuja Rajendra is Creator, CEO and Artistic Director of BollyFit. 7 weeks.  ID# 2193.701 FEE: $79

4/26 – 6/7 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Tuesday CAB, Room D

Belly Dance Belly Dance, known as a Near Eastern dance or “Dance Orientale,” is a beautiful and expressive art form and great exercise. It is enjoyed by people of every age and body type. Beginner I Learn basic movements, step combinations and a simple choreography with emphasis on posture and safe body mechanics. Beginner II You expand and perfect the basic movements learned in Beginning I with emphasis on technique. Instructor: Mary Weed (701, 702 ); Nancy Goings (703, 704) 6-7 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 2294.701 FEE: $55

4/25 – 6/6 Monday: Beginner I 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CAB, Room D

ID# 2294.702 FEE: $65

4/27 – 6/8 8:05 PM – 9:05 PM

ID# 2294.703 FEE: $55

4/25 – 6/6 Monday: Beginner II 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM CAB, Room D

ID# 2294.704 FEE: $65

4/28 – 619/ 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Wednesday: Beginner I CAB, Room D

Thursday: Beginner II CAB, Room D

See youth Dance section page 46, for Cecchetti Practice Class for grades 3-adult Like Bollyfit? See more Dance Fitness classes on pages 6-8: Cardio Dance Pilates, World Dance Workout, NIA Fitness and Zumba! spring 2011 Rec & ED

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Art Classes

Portraiture

NEW!

Artists through the ages have taken advantage of the readiness of the self portrait to explore artistic techniques. Learn the basics of facial anatomy and different approaches to the art of portraiture. Select the 2-D medium you are most comfortable working in (pastel, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, acrylic). Bring a mirror, sketch book, pencil and your choice of materials to the first class. Easels are available on site. Instructor: Jennifer Wolf. 4 weeks. ID# 2179.701 FEE: $89

4/26 – 5/17 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday CAB, Room B

Learn to Draw

Acrylic Painting Beginner and Continuing Acrylic paint was introduced in the 1950s and, since then, has dominated the arts. It has been accepted by artists as a viable alternative to oil paint. It is extremely versatile and fast-drying  This class is for both beginners and continuing students. Beginner students will learn basic painting techniques, color theory, and color mixing. Continuing students will further understand  mixed media applications, abstract painting techniques, mixing colors, and advanced color theory.   Instructor: Mary Thiefels.  You can see Mary’s website at treetownmurals. com. 6 weeks.  No class 5/30.  ID# 2188.701 FEE: $115

4/25 – 6/6 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Monday CAB, Room B

Painting with Oil Pastels You can achieve beautiful effects with oil pastel by mixing, blending, and layering colors. Oil pastels have a wide range of beautiful colors to work with. Compared with traditional pastels, which are harder and have a chalk-like consistency, oil pastels are soft, oily and are a more “painterly” medium. Learn Oil Pastel techniques and apply them to painting landscapes, animals, and portraits. Materials cost of $15 will be payable to instructor at class. Instructor: Andrea Inostroza, www. andreainostroza.com 7 weeks. ID# 2152.701 FEE: $95

4/28 – 6/9 Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pioneer, ERoom 105

Creative Drawing with Colored Pencil Join Barbara Goodsitt, professional illustrator and member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, as she shows you how to create stunning paintings from the point of a pencil. You learn basic techniques and explore the creative possibilities of colored pencils when blended with mixed media. Colored pencil can be combined with watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and colored inks on various surfaces. Have fun with this versatile medium. The instructor will give demonstrations and individual support to students of every skill level. See Barbara’s website at www.barbaragoodsitt.com. 6 weeks. No class 5/31. ID# 2118.701 FEE: $85

4/26 – 6/7 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Tuesday CAB, Room B

“Instructor is sensitive to personal preferences, flexible and encouraging.” A class participant 18 Rec & ED Spring 2011

Beginning and Continuing Instructor Crystal Westfield, Pioneer High School art teacher, gently introduces you to basic drawing techniques. You will explore line, shape, tone, texture, perspective, and composition. Some lessons from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain are incorporated. All skill levels are welcome. Continuing students work on how to draw light, shadows, and texture in portraits, interiors, and landscapes. 6 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 2186.701 Fee: $85

4/25 – 6/6 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday Pioneer, Room E105

Watercolor Outdoors Get outside and celebrate spring! Enjoy painting in watercolor landscapes, flowers, insects, and buildings. Students who know basic watercolor techniques and understand composition, value, and perspective will benefit from this class. Tips for working in the field will be covered. Class will meet in easily accessible locations in the Ann Arbor area. Attendance at the first class is important. We will meet at the Cultural Arts Building to discuss locations, driving directions, weather contingencies, and supplies. Instructor: Jennifer Wolf. 7 weeks. ID# 2182.701 FEE: $95

4/28 – 6/9 10:00 AM – 12 Noon

Thursday CAB, Room B

Watercolor– Continuing Join other watercolor students as you work on independent projects in a supportive, encouraging environment. Instructor offers guidance as needed, including technical help, problem solving, and goal setting. Short demonstrations of various techniques are included in each class. Participants must have completed one semester of beginning instruction or the equivalent. Instructor: Jennifer Wolf. 6 weeks. ID# 2182.702 FEE: $85

5/5 – 6/9 Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CAB, Room B

“Jennifer does a great job instructing to each of our needs.” A class participant

Cover Art for the Ann Arbor Observer

NEW!

The Ann Arbor Observer is known for its original cover art depicting scenes from Ann Arbor. Have you wondered who does the cover art? It could be you! This class is for continuing watercolor painters who would like to create a painting to submit to the Ann Arbor Observer for consideration as a cover. The instructor will discuss guidelines for submission, as you work from your own photos of Ann Arbor scenes. Bring your art supplies and photos of Ann Arbor to the first class. This class meets with the Watercolor Continuing class. 6 weeks. ID# 2182.703 FEE: $85

5/5 – 6/9 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday CAB, Room B


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Students (15 & older) are welcome to enroll in Adult Art classes

Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Digital Silk Painting

NEW!

A 3,000-year-old tradition meets 21st century technology!  Broaden your creativity by combining silk painting and digital art.  Print and paint onto lustrous silk.  Experiment with physical and virtual layering.  Learn to mount and mat your work for framing.  No silk painting experience is needed; however, intermediate skills in digital image processing (photo shop or similar software) are necessary.  A laptop is helpful for class; otherwise bring copies of your images on a CD.  Materials fee of $45 is payable to the instructor at the first class. 3 classes. No class 5/8 ID# 2171.702 FEE: $95

5/1 – 5/22 Sunday 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM CAB, Room B

“Nancy’s laid back approach helped everyone achieve success.” A Class Participant

Sumptuous Silk Scarves Witness the magic of fine French dyes flowing over the surface of silk. Learn fun and easy ways to create 3 stunning scarves. Pattern them with Shibori (Japanese tie dye), Shaving Cream, and a few other surprise ingredients. Your friends will marvel at your artistic ability. Great gift idea for Mother’s Day. Wear old clothes. $25 materials fee payable to instructor at first class includes 3 oblong scarves. Bring a can of shaving cream. Instructor Nancy Mckay is a well-known local artist with a strong knowledge in silk painting and Textile Art. 3 classes. ID# 2171.701 FEE: $79

5/10 – 5/24 Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pattengill, Cafetorium

Ceramics

Stained Glass

Grade 7-Adult. Learn classical techniques of tile making, slab construction, sculpture, press molding, wheel throwing, coiling, extrusions, and glazes. Rec & Ed furnishes all tools and equipment. You will receive individual instruction and work in a comfortable and supportive ceramics studio. Students may create 5-6 medium to large pieces. Beginning and continuing students welcome in any class. Open studio on Fridays 7:00 PM-9:00 PM is available for any currently enrolled student to finish projects started in class. Scholarship recipients pay $55 (adult); $50 (youth); Seniors and 50% scholarship recipients pay $173. Instructor: William Schultz. 10 weeks.

Would you like to make a stained glass panel for your home? You are introduced to the copper foil technique of stained glass and learn basic steps to create your own work of art. During the first class you build a sun catcher and, over the following weeks, a stained glass panel. No prior experience necessary. Materials and tools will be provided. No scholarships or discounts accepted for this class, with the exception of BOE’s. Instructor: Connie Carello. 4 weeks.

ID#2198.701 FEE: $295

4/17 – 6/19 Sunday 12 Noon – 3:00 PM CAB, Room A

ID# 2198.702 FEE: $295

4/19 – 6/21 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday CAB, Room A

ID # 2198.703 FEE: $295

4/21 – 6/23 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday CAB, Room A

ID # 2198.704 FEE: $295

4/22 – 6/24 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Friday CAB, Room A

See “Exploring Clay Together” on page 44 Ceramics for grades K-6 and their grown-up!

Introduction to Furnace Glass Blowing Get a real taste of what it’s like to study furnace glass working in this introductory class designed exclusively for Rec & Ed participants. Using a steel rod, you learn to draw molten glass from a furnace, add color and manipulate the shape to form beautiful paperweights, drawer pulls, bottle stoppers and small vessels. You can expect to make 2 to 8 pieces per week depending on complexity. Instructor Annette Baron has 20 years of experience creating glass art. No scholarships or discounts accepted for this class, with the exception of BOE’s. 4 weeks. ID# 2138.701 FEE: $299

4/30 – 5/21 Saturday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Baron Glassworks

ID# 2138.702 FEE: $299

6/4 – 6/25 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

ID# 2180.701 Fee: $189

4/26 – 5/17 Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Pioneer, Room E 101

Jewelry & Metal Working beginning & Continuing Jewelry Designer and Metalsmith Idelle Hammond Sass will teach you to make jewelry that is polished, riveted or  textured by etching and roller printing. You will be introduced to jewelry tools such as the flex shaft, disc cutters, a hydraulic press, torches and hammers. Using brass, copper and silver, you will design and make several pieces including a formed cuff bracelet in copper.  Continuing students will be introduced to new techniques such as sweat soldering and stone setting. Bring a notebook and pencil to class and some graphic images you can use to photocopy onto metal. Students can drop in for up to two hours of open studio time per week during scheduled times or by prior arrangement. Fee includes a $15 materials kit. Additional materials will be available for purchase. See instructor’s website at www.idellehammond-sass.com Studio is not wheel chair accessible. No scholarships or discounts accepted for this class, with the exception of BOE’s. 6 weeks. ID# 2166.701 FEE: $209

4/27 – 6/1 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Idelle’s Studio

ID# 2166.702 FEE: $209

4/28 – 6/2 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday Idelle’s Studio

“At the end of this class, I have multiple pieces that I can wear. It is so fun telling people that I made it!” Rondi Russell

Saturday Baron Glassworks

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Art

with Susan Wright

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Girls Nite Out Join the fun and laughter in this congenial group setting and create unique works of art. Try something different each week! Explore finger painting, beading, Dipsy Doodles, block printing, mosaic, dye transfer on fabric and more. New projects are introduced each term. Scholarship recipients pay $29. Senior discount and 50% scholarship recipients pay $62. Instructor: Susan C. Wright. 7 weeks. ID# 2128.701 FEE: $99

4/27 – 6/8 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Wright Studio

Yarn Play: Knit or Crochet Do you need a refresher for turning yarn into a functional object or do you want to learn the basic techniques? Learn how to knit or crochet, read a pattern, expand your stitch repertoire, practice increase and decrease methods, or simply get the instruction that will assist you with your chosen project. The instructor’s extensive reference library and collection of current publications will be available for you and provide inspiration for the project of your choice. Work at your own pace. See receipt for list of materials. Instructor: Susan C. Wright. 7 weeks. ID# 2161.701 FEE: $85

4/26 – 6/7 Tuesday 6:30PM – 8:30PM Wright Studio

ID# 2161.702 FEE: $85

4/28 – 6/9 Thursday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wright Studio

Potholders

NEW!

Making crocheted potholders is an easy and portable project, and a fun way to keep entertained. Potholders are functional, practical and make fabulous gifts that are quick, inexpensive and your friends will love to receive. You will make a thick double-sided potholder that protects your hands from hot dishes and doubles as a hot pad to protect table surfaces. Fiber artist Susan Wright will teach you a very simple pattern that you can learn in minutes and use for a lifetime of relaxing crochet time. You must know the basic foundation chain and single crochet stitch. Bring a G hook, yarn will be provided. Scholarship recipients pay $10. Senior discount and 50% scholarship recipients pay $22. 1 class. ID# 2181.701 FEE: $39

4/30 Saturday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Wright Studio

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Mosaic Mania Immerse yourself in the artist’s studio where “tons” of colorful ceramic, glass, and granite fragments await your hand to transform them into a mirror, wall hanging or flower pot. You work with ceramic tiles, marble, granite, pottery, dishes and glass, embedding the tesserae directly into mortar, then grouting to fill in the gaps. All tools, materials and supplies ($49 value) plus open studio time included. Scholarship recipients pay $54. Senior discount and 50% scholarship recipients pay $107. Instructor: Susan C. Wright. 7 weeks. ID#2132.701 FEE: $165

4/25 – 6/6 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday Wright Studio

ID#2132.702 FEE: $165

4/28 – 6/9 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Wright Studio

ID#2132.703 FEE: $165

4/30 – 6/11 10:00 AM – 12 Noon

Saturday Wright Studio

ID#2132.704 FEE: $165

5/1 – 6/12 Sunday 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Wright Studio

Mosaic Switch Plate Covers

NEW!

Rid yourself of those dreadful beige plastic covers and awaken your room with a bit of color and whimsy. With just the right artistic touch, a switch plate can transform any room into the envy of your friends and neighbors. Imagine your switch plate covered with bits of colored glass, mirror, beads or pieces of old jewelry. You will be using a quickset method, which involves no grouting. This will enable you to complete 2 switch plates and take them home the same day. No experience necessary and all materials provided. You may bring old jewelry, buttons, or trinkets. Scholarship recipients pay $20. Senior discount and 50% scholarship recipients pay $37. Instructor: Susan Wright. 1 class. ID# 2181.702 FEE: $59

5/14 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Address Plaque

Saturday Wright Studio

NEW!

Grace the entrance to your home with this one-of-a-kind mosaic address plaque that you create from a variety of materials including glass tiles, ceramics, stained glass, millefiori, pottery, beads, glass nuggets and all manner of tesserae. In the first session, you design and layout your project. The second day, you grout your address plaque, which provides unity and protects it from the elements. Your finished artwork is then ready to take home and hang. This is a unique opportunity to explore mosaics and complete an advanced level project in a very short amount of time in a professional mosaic studio. The 6” x 12” wood plaque and all materials will be provided. Instructor Susan Wright has extensive experience teaching Scholarship recipients pay $30. Senior discount and 50% scholarship recipients pay $60. 2 classes. ID# 2181.703 5/28 Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM FEE: $95 5/29 Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 PM Wright Studio

Garden Stepping Stones Pave the pathways of your garden with hand-cast concrete stepping stones and make your garden a favorite place for strolling and relaxing. You will make 3 personalized pieces of amazing garden art that can be functional or highly decorative. Make them into a variety of shapes and embellish them with a variety of decorative materials including glass tiles, ceramic shards, broken dishes or pottery, and rocks. All molds and materials will be provided. Dress for mess! See receipt for further information. Scholarship recipients pay $15. Senior discount and 50% scholarship recipients pay $33. 1 class. ID# 2181.704 FEE: $55

6/4 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday Wright Studio


Handicrafts Sewing

“The instructor has a great way of breaking instructions down so we can understand them.”     B. Neering

Sew It Up! Beginners gain basic sewing skills. Continuing students are welcome to enroll and build on their basic skills. Create simple projects and learn to read patterns. Sewing machines provided. You provide the fabric, scissors, pins and pattern. Instructor: Anne Reinstein, owner of All Sewn Up! 8 weeks. ID# 1749.701 FEE: $149

4/21 – 6/9 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday Tappan,

Room 374

www.aareced.com 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Woodworking Woodworking 101 Have you always wanted to try working with wood but were intimidated by the power tools you have to use? This class is an introduction to woodworking and the safe use of various power tools used in the creation of wood projects. Start with a simple tool box and move on to a small table. All the tools and safety goggles will be provided. Students should bring wood remnants to the first class. Instructor: Mark Williams. 8 weeks. ID# 1711.701 FEE: $149

4/20 – 6/8 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Tappan Room 191

Woodworking Open Lab This class provides supervised access to the woodworking lab for experienced students. You will work independently on a project of your choice. Bring all of your own materials to class. A working knowledge of power tools is expected and Woodworking 101 is recommended for those new to the woodshop. Supervisor: Joe Kyle, experienced woodcrafter. 8 weeks. ID# 1713.701 FEE: $79

4/21 – 6/9 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Thursday Tappan, Room 191

Hand Woodworking New project – longer class! Imagine woodworking without the noise and intimidation of power tools. Create a furniture quality bench using tenon joints. Learn traditional layout techniques employing gauges and dividers. Finish your piece with a traditional milk paint and wax for a beautiful heirloom piece. Use the tools provided or bring your own. Materials fee of $60 due to instructor at the first class. Instructor: Jamey Amrine, member of SE Michigan Woodworkers Club. 8 weeks. ID# 1709.701 FEE: $115

4/19 – 6/7 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday Tappan, Room 191

See page 47 for youth Sewing for grades 6-8.

Basket Weaving Weaving baskets can be a relaxing and a satisfying hobby. Take time to relax on your Saturday afternoon and join Susan Ball as she teaches you to weave different styles of baskets using round and flat reeds. Choose from a variety of colors to decorate your baskets. Enjoy looking at samples of baskets and plan to make 4-6 baskets. Wear old clothes. $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. See receipt for additional supply list. 6 weeks. No class 5/28. ID# 2160.701 FEE: $69

DAYTIME CLASS

4/23 – 6/4 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Saturday CAB, Room B

Meet the Hand Woodworking Instructor Jamey Amrine

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Drama

www.aareced.com

734-994-2300, ext. 53228

“This class enabled me to see how I could write some of my own material. The presentation was exciting and well organized.” Susan Hamady

Stand-Up Comedy 101 and 102 Stand-Up Comedy 101 This is by far one of the most exciting classes Rec & Ed has to offer this season! Unique individuals with a good sense of humor, an itch in their funny bone, an open mind and a desire to learn the art of stand-up comedy will appreciate this new class. Student yucksters will learn how to write jokes, where to find material, stage presence, and get inside tips, valuable techniques and endless tricks of the trade. No experience necessary to join this class of wild n' crazies. You will walk away from this experience ready to step on any comedy stage or at least be the funniest person at the water cooler. Taught by seasoned professional stand-up comedian and actor Russell Rabb. 6 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 2314.701 FEE: $105

4/25 – 6/6 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Monday: Comedy 101 Rec & Ed, Conference

Stand-Up Comedy 102 is designed to polish the ruff lump of coal, known as a sense of humor, into a polished sparkling diamond called a comedian. Every level is welcome from those furthering their comedy knowledge to the wise guy who thinks he's too smart for Stand-Up 101. This class gives a more in depth, hands on look at the world of comedy. Russell Rabb provides the necessary tools to achieve excellence on stage, write killer material, and the glue to put them both together. Unlock your hidden talent in an atmosphere that is supportive and more fun than a barrel of laughing Monkeys! 6 weeks. No class 5/30. ID#2314.702 FEE: $115

4/25 – 6/6 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Movie Night: Animation Fascination

NEW!

You may have enjoyed Saturday morning cartoons growing up, or even the latest wonder from Pixar, but animation has an even larger global tradition that illuminates cultural history. You’ll explore anime, handdrawn, stop-motion and computer animation as you watch artists at work from Asia, Europe and the United States through their acclaimed films. Each week the instructor will provide background, screen a select film and host a discussion about story, technique and meaning. Instructor: Mark Ziemba, winner of Detroit Area Film Teachers film competition and Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts film festival. 6 weeks. ID# 2315.701 FEE: $85

4/26 – 5/31 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D203

Cinema Club Mad about movies? Join our friendly film discussion group and share your enthusiasm! You’ll see contemporary dramas, comedies and even documentaries -- including foreign films and independent American movies -- and participate in illuminating discussions led by  your instructor. No need to be an expert, everyone is welcome! Explore story, technique and meaning. Class fee includes cost of tickets. Scholarship recipients pay $45; Seniors pay $73. Instructor: Mark Ziemba, former editor of Current arts and culture magazine. 6 weeks. ID# 2308.701 FEE: $105

4/27 – 6/1 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Wednesday Michigan Theater

“Good Entertainment that is also thought provoking.” Lorna Hurl Meet the Instructor Mark Ziemba

Monday: Comedy 102 Rec & Ed, Conference

Dig out your tie dye t-shirts, it’s the late 1960’s... Ann Arbor Civic Chorus presents

Music From the ‘Revolution

Sunday, May 1

3pm

Forsythe Auditorium

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As long as Mark Ziemba can remember, he has appreciated the the power of stories to transport people to new places. Mark was inspired to make his first film when he was 11. He shifted from films to art, literature, theater, music and photography, but was ultimately moved by the tales of everyday life to work as a journalist, editor and photographer. A Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts and Detroit Area Film Teachers award-winning filmmaker, Mark has taught film appreciation through Rec & Ed's Cinema Club modern film discussion group since 2008. He is pleased to be helping host Movie Night, a new ongoing film series in a classroom setting that will highlight the magic of all kinds of cinema from across the globe. Follow the excitement of these journeys at http://twitter.com/a2cinemaclub and check out Rec & Ed's film activities.


Literary Arts

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Your Life As Story

Writing Japanese Haiku

Your written story validates and celebrates who you are. Discover where to begin, what to write about, and when to include dialogue. Explore if, when and how to publish your life story. This is a wonderful class whether you have never written or are looking for a creative boost. Instructor: Pat Kuessner, teacher, writer, editor, publisher. 4 weeks.

Haiku is the smallest poetic form and yet involves the largest number of rules. Explore translated haiku from both Japanese masters such as Basho, Buson, Issa and Shiki as well as haiku written in English. Learn how to write your own haiku in proper format. Instructor: Dwight L. Wilson, author of three haiku books. His poetry and essays have been published around the world. 4 weeks.

ID# 1708.701 FEE: $79

5/4 – 5/25 Wednesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CAB, Room B

Creative Writing Workshop Every person is a writer with a story to tell through prose, poetry, or creative fiction. You are invited to use your imagination, perception, and experience to write without fear. Share your unique voice with other like-minded writers to generate new ideas or support your work in progress. Inspiration is contagious! Instructor: Susan Ashmore. 8 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 1726.701 FEE: $95

4/18 – 6/13 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Music

Monday Rec & Ed, Lounge

ID# 1715.701 FEE: $79

4/21 – 5/12 6:30 PM –8:30 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Rm D212

Writing from Your Dreams Your dreams provide a wealth of potential material to enhance your writing. Translate your dreams into stories, poetry or plays.  Discover ways you can induce a dreamlike state when awake to spark your creativity. In-class writing exercises, discussions and sharing will help you add new dimensions to your craft. Instructor: Irena Nagler, Hopwood Award winner. 8 weeks. ID# 1710.701 4/20 – 6/8 FEE: $95 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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Wednesday Northside, Community Center

See youth Music classes on page 47.

Fundamentals of Singing

MusIQ Club: Beginning Piano

Are you a singer who would like to improve your voice? Do you run out of breath, strain on high notes, or feel you don’t have enough control? Breath, resonance, pitch, and diction will be studied and applied to a variety of musical genres. Kelly helps you meet your individual vocal goals in a small-group, supportive atmosphere. The advanced class is performance oriented. Singers prepare a song to perform for the class each week for critique. Materials fee of $15 due to instructor at first class. Instructor Kelly Close, MA, VMTR, has over 25 years experience performing and teaching a wide variety of genres. 8 weeks.

Grades 9 – Adult. Discover a fun, new, innovative approach to learning to play piano! Try this individualized instruction in a group setting using computer technology connected to electronic piano keyboards. You progress from level to level at your own pace, learning to play the piano with both hands, read music, improvise and compose. An experienced music teacher will guide you through the training in a small group class. This class is fun, self-paced, and open to students with little or no musical background. Instructor: Warren McArthur, M.A. 7 weeks. No class 5/3.

ID# 1740.701 4/19 – 6/7 FEE: $129 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Tuesday: Beginning A2Open @ Mack, Music Room

ID# 1740.702 4/19 – 6/7 FEE: $129 7:40 PM – 9:10 PM

Tuesday: Advanced A2Open @ Mack, Music Room

Beginning Guitar Grades 6-Adult. This popular group class returns! Want to play the guitar? No previous musical experience required. Learn chords, charts, tablature and strumming patterns. You will leave this class knowing a few chords and able to play a few songs. Bring your guitar to the first class. Guitar rental is available. Instructor: Alex Johnson. 4 weeks. ID# 1754.701 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM ID# 1754.702 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM FEE: $79 Saturday 4/30– 5/21

DAYTIME CLASS

Grades 6 – 12 Grades 9-Adult Ann Arbor Music Center

ID# 1736.701 FEE: $195

4/26 – 6/14 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday Bach, Media Center

Instant Piano Grades 9 - Adult. In just 3 hours you can learn to play the piano! You quickly learn chords, so after just one session you will know enough to play several simple pop tunes. Take home a practice CD and workbook so you can continue to perfect the technique at home. If you can find middle C on the piano keyboard, you are ready to take this class. Materials fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for workbook and practice CD. Instructor: Michael Glenn, Just Once Classes. 1 class. ID# 1750.701 4/26 Tuesday FEE: $35 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Rec & Ed, Conference

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Digital Cameras

Private Mac Lessons with Jim Monkiewicz

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Photos: From Camera to Computer They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Using the free program Picasa, get hands-on experience organizing photos. Learn to adjust color and brightness, crop, rotate, remove red eye and work with special effects. Explore options for printing and sharing your photos, and discuss some of the latest photo products available online. Bring your digital camera and connecting cords. Instructor: Patricia Na. 3 weeks. ID# 1222.701 FEE: $59

5/9 – 5/23 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday WISD, Computer Lab

Fundamentals of Photography Whether you use a digital or film camera your pictures can benefit from learning the basic fundamentals of photography. You are introduced to elements of composition, technical skills, film processing, digital image processing, and common accessories. Expect hands-on experience with the lecturer and introduction to critiquing prints. Bring your camera to class. Instructor: Matt Eddy. 6 weeks. ID# 1716.701 FEE: $95

4/26 – 5/31 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, Room E105

Intro to Digital Cameras Are you new to digital cameras? Wonder what all the buttons do on your camera? Review your digital camera and all the controls you can manipulate. Learn how to take, review, and delete photographs. Topics discussed: automatic settings, white balance, histogram, exposure, memory, printing and saving pictures, and simple editing on the computer. Bring your camera, manual, and charged batteries. Instructor: Troy Wollenslegel, professional photographer. 3 weeks. ID# 1253.701 FEE: $69

4/18 – 5/2 Monday 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Pioneer, Room D212

"Troy was able to touch on all aspects of a variety of digital cameras as well as general photographic concepts."   J. Meredith

Digital Camera: SLR Digital cameras have changed the way photographers create images. This course reviews the basics of your digital SLR camera and expands on manual settings for the camera. Discuss manual settings, white balance, exposure, flash & lighting, aperture, depth of field, and shutter speed. Discover the best practices when using your camera, camera accessories, photography techniques and digital editing. Bring your camera, manual, and charged batteries. Instructor: Troy Wollenslegel, professional photographer. 4 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 1254.701 FEE: $79

5/16 – 6/13 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Monday Pioneer, Room D212

Private Lessons for Mac Need more help with Mac applications like iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Keynote, and more? Jim Monkiewicz can teach you everything you need to know about Macs in your own home, on your own computer. Lessons start at $145 for a 3 hour block. Jim will call you after you register to set up a meeting time that fits your schedule. Sorry no discounts accepted. ID# 1233.701 ID# 1233.702

FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) FEE: $49 (additional hours)

Meet the Instructor Troy Wollenslegel Troy is a Senior IT Security Specialist for Detroit Edison. He holds a degree in Business Management and an Associate’s degree in photography. He has owned Neko Photography for 10 years. He brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to his classroom.


Technology

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Facebook: Get Connected

Want to get on Facebook but don’t know where to start?  Wondering what all the buzz is about?  Find out how to create an account, set up your profile, and find your friends.  Then learn about the features of Facebook that allow you to keep in touch with friends, join groups that share your interests, promote your business and play games.  We will discuss photos, networks, groups, causes, privacy settings and more.  Prerequisites:  Ability to use the Internet and e-mail unassisted. Instructor: Patricia Na. 3 weeks. ID# 1235.701 FEE: $59

iWhat?

4/18 – 5/2 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Private Computer Lessons with Patricia Na Patricia Na is available for private computer lessons in the following areas. Get 1-1 training in your home, on your own computer. Use the ID# below to register for the desired training. The instructor will call to set up your training time. Sorry, no discounts accepted.

Monday WISD, Computer Lab

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iPads, iPhones & iPod Touch – do you own one of these hot products but don’t know how to use it? Maybe you’re thinking of getting one but don’t know if it’s for you. Learn how to navigate your way around these popular Apple products. Discover how to load your music, download apps, set up your e-mail and much more. If you have a laptop and an iPad or iPhone, feel free to bring them with you, but they are NOT required for class. Prerequisites: ability to use the Internet and e-mail unassisted.  3 weeks. ID# 1244.701 FEE: $59

5/12 – 5/26 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D113

Windows Basics I

ID# 1203.701 FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) ID# 1299.701 FEE: $49 (additional hours)

Windows Basics II

ID# 1204.701 FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) ID# 1299.701 FEE: $49 (additional hours)

MS Word

ID# 1206.701 FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) ID# 1299.701 FEE: $49 (additional hours)

Technology Update for Non-Techies

MS Excel

Are you feeling “technologically challenged?” Ready to catch up with your grandkids? Discover Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Skype, Google, sharing photos, instant messaging, text messaging, Smart phones, MP3 players, and iPods. They are not just for kids anymore! Instructor: Patricia Na. 3 weeks.

ID# 1215.701 FEE: $59

4/21– 5/5 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D213

ID# 1211.701 FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) ID# 1299.701 FEE: $49 (additional hours)

MS PowerPoint

ID# 1213.701 FEE: $145 (3 hours instruction) ID# 1299.701 FEE: $49 (additional hours)

You can make a difference in someone’s life... with a scholarship fund donation of $1 or more. The REC & ED Scholarship Fund helps incomechallenged participants receive a discount on their REC & ED classes. It also allows us to offer full scholarships for our teens, school age youth and preschoolers. There is a box on the Registration Form (pages 60-61) to donate $1 along with your class fees. Or you can give the joy of life-long learning with a REC & ED Gift Certificate that allows recipients to sign up for any activity we offer. They can be purchased at the REC & ED office, 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48103. For more information call 734-994-2300, ext. 53223.

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Vegan Cooking with Phillis

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Delicious dishes entirely from plant-based ingredients! Save $5 off each class when the same person registers for 4 or more cooking classes. Scholarship recipients pay $20 per class

Soups & Focaccia Bread

Meet the New Instructor Phillis Englebert

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A good soup, especially when paired with fresh-baked bread, satisfies the appetite and comforts the soul. Experience the variety of rich, fresh vegetable flavors in Borscht topped with a vegan version of sour cream. Also learn how to make a thick and hearty Split Pea Soup. Clean out your bowl with a hunk of easy-to-make, fresh-baked Sun-dried tomato Focaccia. 1 class. ID# 1622.701 FEE: $39

Vegan Brunch

4/27 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Wednesday Big George’s Kitchen

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Treat your Mom to an exploration of flavors and textures of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and spices. Honor the time-old tradition of brunch by trading in the bacon and eggs for mouth-watering vegan dishes. Discover and enjoy a marinated gingered Tempeh-Swiss chard Skillet, Twice-baked Potatoes, and an Apple Crumb-top Coffee Cake. 1 class. ID# 1624.701 FEE: $39

5/9 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Gnocchi Dinner Party

Monday Whole Foods Kitchen

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Impress your friends with a filling and flavorful three-course vegan meal. Start out with a Caesar Salad of romaine, chickpeas and kalamata olives with a tangy dressing and homemade croutons. Move on to a main course of Potato & Red Pepper Gnocchi with Alfredo Sauce. Send your guests home smiling after a dessert of aromatic, Chewy Cookies made with orange, carrot, dried cherries, ginger, walnut and toasted coconut. 1 class. ID# 1626.701 FEE: $39

Phillis Englebert is a partner in the Lunch Room which offers vegan meals 2-3 times a month. This summer the Lunch Room will operate a food cart in downtown Ann Arbor. “One of the greatest joys of vegan cooking is the exploration of flavors and textures of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and spices - singly and in combinations.”

5/16 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Monday Big George’s Kitchen

Sandwiches & Wraps

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Looking for a healthy alternative to lunch meat and cheese? Enter the delightful world of vegan sandwiches and wraps. Phillis demonstrates three very different concoctions: a complex, flavorful Roasted Red Pepper & Eggplant Hoagie with olive tapenade; a mélange of Curry Potato and Chickpeas in coconut milk sauce with homemade tortillas; and Sundried-Tomato Hummus with vegetable toppings. 1 class. ID# 1628.701 FEE: $39

6/15 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Wednesday Big George’s Kitchen

Tea Basics

Coffee: Bean to Cup

This class would make a great gift for Mom! Black tea, green tea, white tea, herbal, rooibos, oolong... What is the difference? Sample them all and discover the unique character of each one. Learn how to store and brew them properly so they always taste perfect! You will also discuss tea selections, food pairings and make some delicious tea-infused deserts to round out your fabulous tea-filled afternoon. Scholarship recipients pay $15. Instructor: Natalie Park, owner Coffee House Creamery. 1 class.

HANDS-ON If you love coffee you shouldn’t miss this opportunity to explore authentic European methods for making espresso drinks from an experienced barista, teaching in her own coffee shop. Have fun in this hands-on workshop and discover how to taste the difference! You will learn everything there is to know about good coffee, from the bean to the cup. Scholarship recipients pay $15. Instructor: Natalie Park, owner Coffee House Creamery. 1 class.

ID# 1669.701 FEE: $35

5/15 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Sunday Coffee House Creamery

ID# 1668.701 FEE: $35

4/10 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday Coffee House Creamery


From Italy to You Save $5 off each class when the same person registers for 4 or more qualifying cooking classes. Scholarship recipients pay $20 per class

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Meet the Instructor Francesca

Italian Appetizers – New Recipes Antipasti- perfect for a light meal or party. Francesca shares three simple yet elegant dishes you are sure to want to try. Recipes include: Wild Mushrooom and Cheese Puff Pastry, a Bruschetta topped with sauteed Mussels and drizzled with a spicy chili olive oil, and Crostini topped with sauteed Radicchio and Gorgonzola cheese. 1 class. ID# 1677.701 FEE: $39

4/18 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Ancient Roman Meal

Wednesday Big George’s Kitchen

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Pollo al Mattone, literally means a chicken cooked under a brick. This ancient Tuscan cooking method produces a chicken that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Paired with Potato Croquetts filled with mozzarella and parmsean cheeses and Roasted Bell Peppers au gratin, you have the perfect meal. Let Francesca show you how simple it is to make this delicious meal. 1 class. ID# 1671.701 FEE: $39

5/2 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday Whole Foods Kitchen

Homemade Italian Sausage

Pasta – New Recipes When you think Italian, do you think pasta? Try three different pastas topped with exquisite sauces sure to shake you loose from your spaghetti rut. Recipes include: Penne pasta tossed in a Walnut Cream Sauce, Orecchietta pasta tossed with sauteed Artichoke Hearts and Fresh Sausage, and a Pappardelle pasta topped with a Wild Boar Ragu. Pasta presented as only Francesca can. 1 class. ID# 1672.701 FEE: $39

5/31 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Raised in Naples, Italy, Francesca Giarraffa started cooking with her aunt and mother at a young age. She enjoys sharing traditional recipes made from fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection.

Tuesday Whole Foods Kitchen

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Sausage is the base ingredient for many delicious Italian recipes. Jump into the kitchen with Francesca as she teaches you how to make sausage the Neopolitan way. First help create a spicy sausage that will be sauteed in white wine and served over spaghetti tossed with olive oil and garlic. The mild sausage you make with fennel seeds will be cooked in a tomato sauce and served with pasta. Here is your chance for a hands-on Italian experience. 1 class. ID# 1630.701 FEE: $39

5/23 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Monday Big George’s Kitchen

Butternut Squash Gnocchi Would you like to travel to Italy on a Food and Wine Tour with Francesca as your guide? Fill out our zoomerang survey online at www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BYW3CF46E and tell us what you would most like to do.

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Here is another opportunity to get in the kitchen with Francesca and learn the authentic way to make gnocchi. Discover how good that gnocchi tastes covered with a White Cream and Truffle oil sauce. Next learn how to properly clean an artichoke and enjoy it in a Florentinestyle recipe stuffed with Italian spiced ground meat, then baked. Finish off the evening with a Panna Cotta, a Piedmontese creamy pudding topped with raspberries and cognac sauce. 1 class. ID# 1664.701 FEE: $39

6/7 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Whole Foods Kitchen

Calamarati & Chocolate Tiramisu

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Seafood dishes are popular along the coast of Italy from areas surrounding Naples. Calamarata is a calamari shaped pasta combined with shrimp and calamari, then tossed with garlic, grape tomatoes, and olive oil. Francesca pairs it with a Raw Artichoke Salad tossed in lemon vinaigrette, with shaved parmesean cheese and capers. Who can resist a chocolate tiramisu to finish off the meal? 1 class. ID# 1675.701 FEE: $39

6/13 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday Whole Foods Kitchen

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More Cooking

Meet the Instructor Jyothi Matthews

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Mutton Curry

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Kadai Chicken

Thursday Huron, Room 6219

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Kadai refers to the large, heavy pan (similar to a wok) that is used to cook this spicy chicken dish from northern India. It is a little dry in nature with a rich aroma given by the ginger and curry leaves. Serve it with Chaval, the traditional white basmati rice. Discover how to cook it properly for just the right authentic texture. Sweeten your taste buds to finish the meal with Gulab Jamun. It is made from a dough, consisting mainly of milk solids, rolled into a ball and then deep fried. It is served in a sugary syrup, flavored with cardamom seeds and rosewater. Instructor: Jyothi Mathews. 1 class. 6/2 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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HANDS-ON/VEGETARIAN Red beans are not native to India and were brought over from Mexico. However they have become a popular vegetarian dish in the Punjabi region. This thick curry is easy to make and very filling. Now join Jyothi in the kitchen and learn how to make your own Chapati bread by frying it in a dry flat pan. It’s simple and fun, and something you are sure to want to repeat at home with your family and friends. Instructor: Jyothi Mathews. 1 class. ID# 1665.701 FEE: $39

5/26 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Dosa & Sambar

Thursday Huron, Room 6219

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HANDS-ON/VEGETARIAN Enjoy the fun of creating your own Dosa, a fermented crepe made from a batter of rice and black lentils. Use it to sop up a Sambar Dal Stew: vegetables and lentils in a rich broth featuring the citrus tang of tamarind. Let Jyothi introduce you to these traditional foods from her home in southern India. Instructor: Jyothi Mathews. 1 class. ID# 1670.701 FEE: $39

6/16 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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Thursday Huron, Room 6219

ID# 1684.701 FEE: $75

4/26 – 5/17 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Huron, Rm 6219

Spring Cupcakes

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parent & child Cupcakes are all the rage! Learn how to use piping, fondant accents and other techniques to make beautiful cupcakes for birthdays and special occasions. Easy and fun designs for spring will transform your cupcakes into works of art. You'll go home with your gorgeous decorated cupcakes and some delicious recipes to try at home. Bring a dozen plain, medium-sized cupcakes. We provide tools and icing. Scholarship recipients pay $15. Fee registers adult and one child. Instructor: Jyothi Mathews. 1 class. ID# 1690.701 FEE: $39

4/21 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Additional Child: $10

Thursday A2 Preschool

Fun!

Rajma Masala & Chapati

Thursday Big George’s Kitchen

Want to know the secret to making a cake that looks as if it were professionally decorated? Learn the basic techniques of cake decoration using a piping set and a spatula with butter cream icing. In addition to learning about making the frosting and icing the cake, you practice several decorating techniques such as shell borders, figure piping, making roses and other flowers. Also receive tips on baking better tasting cakes and producing cakes with the perfect shape and texture. Get materials list at first class. Scholarship recipients pay $25. Instructor: Jyothi Matthews, certified Wilton cake decorator. 4 weeks.

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ID# 1673.701 FEE: $39

Basic Cake Decorating

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4/20 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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ID# 1678.701 FEE: $39

Jyothi Matthews Abraham is a native of Kerala, India. In addition to teaching Indian cooking classes she is also a certified Wilton cake decorator.

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This spicy curry is made with goat or lamb meat and remains one of the most popular choices on Indian restaurant menus. Jyothi pairs it perfectly with Cinnamon Rice, which is surprisingly savory, made with whole spices and fried onions. Enjoy an authentic Indian meal experience. Instructor: Jyothi. Mathews. 1 class.


Cook Healthy – Eat Right

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At St. Joe’s - You Do The Cooking! – All Classes taught by Registered Dieticians at the SJMHS Ellen Thompson Women’s Health Center Save $5 off each class when the same person registers for 4 or more qualifying cooking classes. Scholarship recipients pay $20 per class Would you like to volunteer to help at a future St. Joe’s Cooking class? Call 734-712-5476.

Around the World in Healthy Ways – African

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Explore the tastes of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia in this new class. African cooking can be healthy, delicious and easy to incorporate into your regular cooking. Recipes include: Moroccan Whitefish with Mango Salsa, Moroccan Stew, Roasted Vegetable Couscous, Tunisian Beet and Potato Salad, and Algerian Almond Cookies! 1 class. ID# 1654.701 FEE: $45

4/21 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday WHC Kitchen

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Think Spanish food is the same as Mexican? Not true! Spanish cooking uses a unique blend of spices, legumes, grains and peppers. Recipes include: Castilian Garlic Soup, Beef Empanaditas with Roasted Yellow Pepper Sauce, Polenta Rounds with Black-eyed Peas, Moorish Pork Kabobs and Sweet Potato Cookies. 1 class. ID# 1658.701 FEE: $45

5/19 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday WHC Kitchen

Fantastic Fish 1

The Joy of Soy The health benefits of incorporating soy foods into your daily food plan is well documented. Are you confused about how to use soy foods? Explore cooking with different types of soy products to make flavorful, healthy meals. Recipes include: Sweet and Sour Soy, Sesame Lime Glazed Tofu, Tempeh Wraps and Chocolate Pecan Pie. 1 class. ID# 1657.701 FEE: $45

Around the World in Healthy Ways – Spanish

5/5 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday WHC Kitchen

Basic Sushi Rolls

Selecting and cooking fish can be easy! Fish are rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, too! Discover a variety of techniques for preparing delicious fish: Crisp Crusted Catfish, Fisherman’s Stew, Poached Salmon with White Wine and Dill, Shrimp Salad with Spinach, and Herbed Halibut Fillets. This class is a great choice for people with high blood pressure or high cholesterol. 1 class. ID# 1659.701 FEE: $45

6/2 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday WHC Kitchen

Meet the New Chef Andy Kwon

Sushi rolls refer to a popular westernized version of Japanese vinegar seasoned rice combined with vegetables and seafood and rolled in a seaweed wrapper. Learn how to prepare the ingredients to make a uniform roll. Discover popular recipes for sushi dressings. Explore tips and techniques for making excellent sushi taught by an experienced sushi chef. Take home all the sushi rolls you make and your own bamboo rolling mat. Scholarship recipients pay $20. 1 class. ID# 1695.701 FEE: $45

4/28 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Huron, Room 6219

ID# 1695.702 FEE: $45

5/12 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Huron, Room 6219

Bi Bim Bap Bi Bim Bap, meaning to "mix rice," is a popular Korean dish. You start with a foundation of rice topped with marinated meat, various vegetables and a fried egg. All ingredients are mixed together with a spicy and slightly sweet sauce for a unique combination of flavors. Learn how to make this popular restaurant dish at home. It’s both nutritious and delicious. Scholarship recipients pay $20. 1 class. ID# 1663.701 FEE: $45

5/5 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday Big Georges Kitchen

ID# 1663.702 FEE: $45

5/19 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday Big Georges Kitchen

Andy Kwon (Byong Hyon Kwon) has been in the restaurant business for 15 years and owns two sushi restaurants, Biwako Sushi in Ann Arbor and Saline. spring 2011 Rec & ED

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Seafood ABC’s

The Greatest Sandwiches Bread Can Hold

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Tired of eating the same old sandwich every day for lunch? Explore different varieties from around the world that are both fun to make and delicious to eat. Discover cold, grilled, open faced, or au jus sandwiches. Lunch will never be the same again. Instructor: Bill Loomis. 1 class. ID# 1651.701 FEE: $39

5/4 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Whole Foods Kitchen

There are few things as simple yet delicious as an Oven Roasted Chicken au jus with fresh herbs. Bill will guide you step by step through the basics of making a great roast chicken. Included will be classic side dishes, such as a Potato Pave, Creamed Spinach and Baked Apple Tart. Instructor: Bill Loomis. 1 class. 5/11 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

If your experience with seafood ends at frozen fish sticks you need to take this class! Explore the basics of cooking a variety of seafood dishes, whether its pan-fried, baked. broiled or steamed. You can cook delicious seafood dishes at home. Learn how to prepare and enjoy Mussels, Scallops with mushrooms, sauteed Trout, and Swordfish with tomatoes. Instructor: Bill Loomis. 1 class. ID# 1655.701 FEE: $39

5/24 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

French Desserts

Oven Roasted Chicken

ID# 1692.701 FEE: $39

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Wednesday Big George’s Kitchen

Tuesday Whole Foods Kitchen

NEW!

France is famous for rich desserts. Explore several, some simple and some fancy, and discover new ideas to crown your next meal.  Recipes include Blackberry Mousse, Chocolate Soufflé, Crème Caramel, Dessert Crepes, Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries and Fancy Tarts. Instructor: Bill Loomis. 1 class. ID# 1633.701 FEE: $39

6/9 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday Big George’s Kitchen

"Bill is great! So many of his recipes are my favorites now and delight my guests." M. Hortsch

Thank You Burns Park Players For Making a Difference in our Community!

"All the dishes were spectacular - it would be hard to pick my favorite. Many thanks." J. Bertoni "Simple, quick recipes; easily accessed ingredients and ideas for substitutions." L. Hurl

REC & ED appreciates the Burns Park Players for their generous contribution to the REC & ED Scholarship Fund. Their support provides scholarships for low income children to participate in REC & ED Performing Arts classes. If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, check the box to donate $1 on the registration form. A single $1 donation helps income-challenged participants receive a discount on their REC & ED classes. With your support, we also offer full scholarships for teens, school-age youth and preschoolers. Call 734-994-2300, ext 0.

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Cooking Instructor Bill Loomis


Finance & Income

Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Finance & Income ClasSes Savings Sign up with a partner for only $10 more

Naked Retirement Stripping It Down to the Core – Retirement planning can no longer focus exclusively on the financial aspects. It must include mental, social and health planning as well. Create a one-page Naked Retirement plan in class. Explore the history of retirement and how it is impacting your retirement savings. Create a retirement curious list and answer the three most powerful questions that will change your retirement forever. First 10 people to register receive a FREE copy of the book, Naked Retirement. Instructor: Robert Laura, retirementproject.org ID# 1934.701 FEE: $25

5/12 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Pioneer, D213

Fixed Income Investing Not all “Safe and Guaranteed” investments are built the same. Don’t invest in another CD, bond, bond fund or annuity until you attend this class. Discover what you need to know, ask and do before investing in these products. Learn the best strategies and techniques for conservative investors living on a fixed income. Attendees receive a FREE copy of 5 Secrets to Higher CD Rates. Instructor: Robert Laura, retirementproject.org ID# 1933.701 FEE: $25

5/17 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Pioneer, D213

Social Security Disability Need advice on how to apply for Social Security Disability? Should you apply on your own or select a representative? Gain insight and discover helpful hints to improve your chances of success. There will be an opportunity for you to ask individual questions. Instructor: Lou Weir, attorney has represented claimants for over 15 years. 1 class. ID# 1903.701 FEE: $25

4/20 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Build Guarantees into your Retirement Plan Reduce wide market swings, decrease your risk, and increase your peace of mind. There are ways to guarantee returns, take advantage of market growth, and control volatility in structuring retirement income. If you are within 5 years of retirement and your appetite for risk has decreased, come learn about these attractive and little known ideas to get the growth you need. Instructor: Barbara Tucker, Insight Financial Group. 2 classes. ID# 1929.701 FEE: $29

4/27 – 5/4 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D213

Women’s Guide to Investing Most women will be making their own financial decisions at some point in their lives – often under urgent circumstances such as death, disability, or divorce. Learn to apply the basics of good money management for the current market climate and for your long-term financial security. Get valuable information straight, without confusing industry jargon. Instructor: Barbara Tucker, Insight Financial Group. 2 classes. ID# 1927.701 FEE: $29

5/11 – 5/18 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D213

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D207

Estate Planning Basics

THANKS!

RAC

The Recreational Advisory Commission (RAC) is a citizen’s advisory group that helps Rec & Ed deliver the best programs possible for our residents. RAC Members Shannon Kos, Chair Tom George, Vice-Chair Tim Berla, PAC Liaison Annie-Norah Beveridge Sheila Calhoun

Rick Dekeon Joe Erhardt Colleen Greene Arjun Kalra Joanne Kimata Betty Wier

For comments, suggestions, concerns, etc., contact RAC via email at rec_advisory@aaps.k12.mi.us or mail to RAC, Rec&Ed, 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Probate, health care and estate tax laws have recently changed! Prevent your assets from going through probate. Protect them from estate and capital gains taxes. Retain control of your affairs and learn how to protect yourself against the cost of long term care. Attorneys from Estate Planning Services, P.C., will teach you about medical and financial powers of attorney, wills, and living trusts. Receive a free personal affairs organizer. 1 class. ID# 1915.701 FEE: $25

5/12 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D207

Protect Your Assets The average cost of nursing home care in Michigan is $6,191 per month. Neither health insurance nor Medicare pay for such care. Learn how you can avoid losing your life savings to long-term care costs. Instructor: Attorneys from Estate Planning Services, P.C., members of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. 1 class. ID# 1916.701 FEE: $25

4/26 Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pioneer, Room D212

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Finance & Income New Class! NEW!

DIY Retirement Planning Spend an evening with a professional Retirement Planner and learn the inside secrets to set up a successful stock portfolio. Discover how to select stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds like a professional. Establish investment goals as well as guidelines for when to get in and when to get out of the market. Includes FREE resources for building your own retirement plan as well as secrets for buying and selling dividend paying stocks. Instructor: Robert Laura, www.retirementproject.org ID# 1939.701 5/5 : Individual Thursday FEE: $99 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pioneer, Room D213 ID# 1939.702 5/5: Couples Thursday FEE: $150 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pioneer, Room D213

Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

How to Buy a Home Buying your first home is a major investment and an exciting time. Receive a broad overview of all aspects involved in purchasing a home. Determine your price range. Review conventional and alternate financing, working with realtors, negotiating sales agreements and logistics of actual purchase. Instructor: Maria Gilbert, Charles Reinhart Co. 2 classes. ID# 1922.701 FEE: $29 FEE: $10

5/10 – 5/17 Tuesday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pioneer, Room D212 Additional person

Insight to Mortgage Financing Gain the knowledge and tools you need to negotiate the best rates and closing costs for your next mortgage. Explore a number of different loan programs, including how to pay off your loan faster and pay less interest. Discover how bank owned and foreclosure properties work. Mortgage financing manual is included for free. Instructor: Mike Hyman, vice president, Goldstar Mortgage. 2 classes. ID# 1921.701 FEE: $29 FEE: $10

5/2 – 5/9 Monday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pioneer, Room D213 Additional person

Selling on eBay

$ave with these discounts! Pages 6 - 8 Enroll in any 2 fitness classes, and save $5. Enroll in 3 or more fitness classes, get fit and save $10 Page 9 Enroll in 2 classes taught by Ita Reyes, CYI, save $19. Ernoll in 3 classes, save $38

Listing items on eBay is easy - but mistakes made by beginners can be costly. Learn to avoid the pitfalls and improve your online sales. A $14 materials fee will be collected the first night of class for the student guide handbook. Instructor: Bruce Koldys, Certified eBay Specialist. 1 class. This class is not held in a computer lab. ID# 1913.701 FEE: $49

5/14 Saturday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Rec&Ed, Conference

Can you teach a class in one of these areas? Wellness, Enrichment, Language Call 994-2300, ext. 53203

Pages 26 - 30 Save $5 off each class when the same person registers for 4 or more cooking classes.

Aquatics, Fitness, Sports, Tennis Call 994-2300, ext. 53233

Page 31 Finance and Income classes savings: sign up with a partner for only $10 more.

Dancing, Art, Drawing Call 994-2300, ext. 53228

Page 33 Register for all 3 Home Repair classes and save $5 off each class. Page 36 Register for all 3 classes with Jennifer Bailey and receive $5 off each class.

Youth Enrichment Classes Call 994-2300, ext. 53248 Call REC&ED for Income Earning Opportunities

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DAYTIME CLASS


Home & Garden

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

1,000+ Reasons to Go Native!

Bicycle Maintenance 101

Are you planning to do some landscaping this spring? Discover why native plants are so important for a healthy ecosystem to thrive. Learn simple, economical ways to bring native plants into your yard. Remember, a healthy human community ultimately depends on a healthy ecosystem. Expand your knowledge about the native plant movement that is sweeping the nation and yes, the 1,000+ reasons to go native will be revealed! Instructor: Amanda Klain. 1 class.

hands-on Spring is almost here. Dust off your bike and get it tuned up to keep it rolling smoothly. Understand how to adjust and maintain your bike in this fun hands-on workshop. Learn how to diagnose problems, fix a flat tire, adjust brakes and gears and true a wheel. Bring your bike to work on, and any tools you may have. Instructor Clark McCall has over 40 years experience fixing bikes. 3 weeks.

ID# 1611.701 FEE: $25

5/18 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D212

ID# 1641.701 FEE: $49

4/20 – 5/4 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Slauson, Rec Room

Become a Master Composter

Paint Like a Pro

The typical American household throws away over 5 pounds of compostable garbage daily! Take that garbage and turn it in to something you can use to enrich your flowers, vegetables, and lawn. Discover the basics of home composting in this fun class taught by Master Composters eager to share their experience with you. After attending this course, passing the open book exam, and clocking 10 hours of hands-on community experience, you will become a certified Washtenaw Coutny Master Composter. Fee includes manual. Instructors: Lisa Perschke, Advanced Master Gardener, Christopher Simmons, City of Ypsilanti, Nancy Stone, City of Ann Arbor, and other featured presenters. 6 weeks. No class 5/30.

Hands-on Painting is the most common home improvement project. Receive hands on experience as you discover the right way to use the tools of the trade. A painting contractor with over 20 years of experience will teach you how to repair walls, caulk, tape, and choose the correct materials and tools. Save money by doing it yourself and take pride in completing a professional job. Students will paint a room for a nonprofit organization. Instructor: Gene Firn, DIY Painting Instructors. 4 weeks.

ID# 1645.701 FEE: $49

ID# 1643.701 FEE: $79

4/25 – 5/16 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday TBA

4/25 – 6/6 Monday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Pioneer, Room E107

Register for all 3 and save $5 off each class

Install Electrical Fixtures

NEW!

HANDS-ON Save money by installing your own simple electrical fixtures. Understand how electrical circuits are created. Learn how to safely remove and install light fixtures, outlets, switches, dimmers and more. Discover the right tools to use for each job. Receive hands-on experience so you can leave this workshop feeling confident to tackle your own electrical projects at home. 1 class. ID# 1647.701 FEE: $49

5/7 Saturday 9:00 AM – 12 Noon Rec & Ed Conference Room

Patch & Repair Your Walls HANDS-ON Discover how the pros do it. Learn to fix cracks, small holes, nail pops and more. Understand what products to choose and how to apply them. Receive hands-on experience using the instructors "portable wall" classroom. All tools and materials supplied. 1 class. ID# 1648.701 FEE: $49

5/14 Saturday 9:00 AM – 12 Noon Rec & Ed Conference Room

Plumbing Repairs

NEW!

HANDS-ON Gain confidence that you can do your own home plumbing repairs and save money. Discover how you can install and repair toilets, sinks, garbage disposals and shower heads and other plumbing projects around the house. Understand the choice and use of the right tools for each job. Receive hands-on experience and learn from an experienced professional. 1 class. ID# 1646.701 FEE: $49

5/21 Saturday 9:00 AM – 12 Noon Rec & Ed Conference Room

Instructor Carl Newmeyer, owner of At Your Service Home maintenance with 12 years of experience. spring 2011 Rec & ED

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Languages

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Persons ages 15 & up are welcome to enroll unless otherwise stated. Classes are 8 weeks unless otherwise stated. No classes 5/30.

Instructor: Brooke Germansky, MS American School for Deaf Text: Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II by Tom L. Humphries and Carol A. Padden. ID# 1542.701 FEE: $119

Level 1 4/19 –6/7 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

ID# 1542.702 FEE: $119

Level 2 4/19 –6/7 Tuesday 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM Pioneer, Room D 205

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D 205

Chinese - Mandarin Instructor: Alice Chang, native speaker. Text: $10 available from instructor in class ID# 1504.701 Level 1 4/18 – 6/13 Monday FEE: $119 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Pioneer, Room D205 ID# 1504.702 Level 2 4/20 – 6/8 Wednesday FEE: $119 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Pioneer, Room D205

Level 1 4/19 –6/7 Tuesday Level 2 4/21 –6/9 Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Pioneer, Room D115

Spanish Ages 18-Adult. Instructor: Clara I. Gonzalez. Text: Level 1 & 2: La Cartilla - $15 available from instructor in class. ID# 1509.701 FEE: $119

Level 1 4/26 – 6/14 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Tuesday CAB, Room C

ID# 1509.702 FEE: $119

Level 2 4/27 – 6/15 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Wednesday CAB, Room C

ID# 1510.701 FEE: $119

Level 1 4/19 – 6/7 Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Pioneer, Room D211

ID# 1510.702 FEE: $119

Level 2 4/20 – 6/8 Wednesday 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Pioneer, Room D211

Spanish Review & Conversation

French Instructor: Marian Laughlin. Text: 30 Days to Great French (Level 1 & 2 only). Level 1 4/18 – 6/13 Monday 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Pioneer, Room D207

ID# 1512.702 Level 2 4/19 – 6/7 Tuesday FEE: $119 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Pioneer, Room D207 ID# 1512.703 Level 3 4/19 – 6/7 Tuesday FEE: $119 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM Pioneer, Room D207

Ages 18-Adult. Concentrate on speaking and listening skills including vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. This class is a good bridge between Level 2 & Level 3. Pre-requisite: Level 2 or Teacher permission. Instructor: Clara I. Gonzalez. ID# 1508.701 FEE: $119

4/28 – 6/16 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

ID# 1508.702 FEE: $119

4/21 – 6/9 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Thursday CAB, Room B Thursday Pioneer, Room D211

La Tertulia

German Instructor: Kathleen Keller Text: Barron’s Learn German the Fast & Fun Way, 3rd Edition. ID# 1525.701 Level 1 4/19 – 6/7 Tuesday FEE: $119 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Pioneer, Room D111 ID# 1525.702 Level 2 4/21 – 6/9 Thursday FEE: $119 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Pioneer, Room D111 ID# 1525.703 Level 3 4/21 – 6/9 Thursday FEE: $119 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM Pioneer, Room D111

Japanese Instructor: Kiyoe Ise, native speaker. Text: Japanese for Busy People Revised Edition. ID# 1514.701

Level 1 4/18 – 6/13

ID# 1514.702 FEE: $119

Level 2 4/19 – 6/7 Tuesday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Pioneer, Room D113

Monday

Private Japanese lessons available for advanced levels ID# 1514.703 ID# 1514.704

Instructor: Heidi Benson. Text: 30 Days to Great Italian. ID# 1516.701 ID# 1516.702 FEE: $119

American Sign Language

ID# 1512.701 FEE: $119

Italian

4 hours Additional hour

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FEE: $159 FEE: $40 each

Ages 18-Adult. Read and discuss literature in Spanish. Prerequisite: Level 3 or teacher permission. Book: TBA. Instructor: Clara I. Gonzalez. ID# 1511.701 FEE: $119

4/21 – 6/9 Thursday 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM Pioneer, Room D211

"Clara taught to a variety of different levels at once. The workbook was excellent."   C. Goodman


ESL

Students receive a certificate at the end of the class

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

4 Skills

Beginning through intermediate level students improve their English through speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Text: TBA in class. Instructor: Stephanie Wichmann, MA. 5 weeks. No class 5/30. Class Id

Level

Dates

Time

Days

Location

fee

1538.701

Beginning

5/2 – 6/6

9:30 AM – 10:30 PM

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

CAB, Room C

$119

1538.702

Intermediate

5/2 – 6/1

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Monday, Wednesday

CAB, Room C

$119

1539.701

Beginning

5/3 – 6/2

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Pioneer, Room 117

$119

Conversation Practice

American English Pronunciation

NEW!

Improve your speaking and listening skills through conversation practice. Students will be paired with other students and native Englishspeaking volunteers. Beginners through intermediate level students are welcome. Instructor: Stephanie Wichmann, MA. 5 weeks. ID# 1531.701 FEE: $59

5/6 – 6/3 Friday 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM CAB, Room C

English Writing & Grammar

Work on your American English pronunciation to improve your spoken communication in daily-life situations. This new skill will build your confidence in the workplace, social situations and on the telephone. Sounds, rhythm, and intonation of spoken English are practiced. Students with beginning and intermediate English speaking skills are welcome. Instructor: Stephanie Wichmann, MA. 5 weeks. ID# 1535.701 FEE: $59

5/5 – 6/2 Thursday 7:35 PM – 9:05PM Pioneer, Room D117

Hone your writing skills as you learn about word choice and practice writing grammatically correct sentences. Instructor: Stephanie Wichmann, MA. 5 weeks. ID# 1533.701 FEE: $59

5/3 – 5/31 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM

ID# 1533.702 FEE: $59

5/4 – 6/1 Wednesday: Intermediate 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM Pioneer, Room D117

Games

Tuesday: Beginning Pioneer, Room D117

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Mah-Jongg

Chess for Beginners Grades 10 – Adult. Chess is a game of strategy that sharpens your mind and concentration. Schools are introducing chess to students as young as 5.  When parents and grandparents also play, this makes for a great family activity.  $13 materials fee due to instructor at first class. Instructor: All the Kings Men. 6 weeks. ID# 1637.701 FEE: $95

5/5 – 6/9 Thursday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Rec & Ed Lounge

Chess: Strategies Grades 10 – Adult. Students already familiar with the basic game of chess delve deeper into specific openings, tactics, short- and longrange strategies, and endgames.  Use of the chess clock will also be introduced. $10 materials fee due to instructor at first class. Instructor: All the Kings Men. 6 weeks. ID# 1638.701 FEE: $95

DAYTIME CLASS

5/5 – 6/9 7:35 PM – 9:05 PM

Thursday Rec & Ed Lounge

Grades 10-Adult. This game is so much fun, it is addictive! Discover a simplified version of this ancient Chinese game that resembles gin rummy but uses colorful tiles instead of cards. The game requires skill, strategy, and calculations. Instructor: Stuart Baggaley. 4 weeks. ID# 1625.701 FEE: $49

5/4 – 5/25 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Rec & Ed, Lounge

Bridge 2 Bridge is a game of skill, communication and infinite possibilities. This class is a continuation of Level 1 and is suitable for more experienced players wishing to improve their skills. Emphasis is on the play of the hand. Knowledge of basic bidding and rules is necessary. Teaching materials developed by American Contract Bridge League. Text: Play of the Hand in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant, 3rd Edition. Instructor: Ray Gentz. 10 weeks. ID# 1634.701 FEE: $109

4/19 – 6/21 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday Rec & Ed Lounge

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Personal Enrichment

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Keys to Successful Dating

Jennifer Bailey Money Saving Multi-Class Discount! Register for all 3 classes and receive $5 off each class.

Are you single or single again and suddenly find yourself navigating the scary game of dating? Learn to understand the key elements of mate selection. Discover how your habits & attitudes may undermine relationships. Determine what you really want in a relationship. Instructor: Marcea Carter. 1 class. ID# 1656.701 FEE: $29

4/30 Saturday 10:00 AM – 12 Noon Rec&Ed, Conference

Improvisation for Non-Actors Improvisation is not only for comedians and actors. This skill is used in music, teaching, business presentations and more. Experience a variety of improvisational games and exercises in a supportive atmosphere that are designed to encourage creativity and innovation. Hone your skill and just have fun! Instructor: Mike Fedel, MA. 6 weeks. ID# 1631.701 FEE: $79

Entrepreneurship: Pragmatic to Pitfalls

ID# 1682.701 4/25 Monday FEE: $29 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pioneer, Room D213 NEW!

Which of these statements best describes how you feel about your ability to be successful: “Every day I learn in leaps in bounds” or “I don’t have enough experience?” Discover how you can retell your story and avoid the stumbling blocks to living your best life. Don’t let your limiting beliefs become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Instructor: Jennifer Bailey, Life Coach & Speaker. 1 class. ID# 1679.701 5/10 FEE: $29 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Unstoppable You: Setting Goals

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Wednesday A2 Open, Music Room

Understand and learn to apply Ekhart Tolle's writings to your own life through rich discussions and new exercises. Recognize the voice of Ego. Become aware of compulsive thinking and how it affects your life. Discover techniques for "plugging into" the present moment. Content based on "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle. Instructor: Denise Zdunczyk MA, CPC. 2 classes. ID# 1699.701 FEE: $39

5/4 – 5/11 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday Pioneer, Room D111

Spring Clean Your Clutter It’s time for that annual ritual of spring cleaning. Bogged down with all the clutter? Don't know where to start? Discover four simple steps to approach your projects and tackle clutter anywhere. Benefit from Carolyn's years of experience helping people declutter. Instructor: Carolyn Anderson-Fermann, Simply Organized Life. 1 class. ID# 1615.701 FEE: $25

5/13 10:00 AM – 12 Noon

Friday Rec&Ed, Conference

Tuesday Pioneer, Room D213

NEW!

What are your goals? It has been said that a goal is just a dream with a deadline. But wishing and dreaming won’t get you there. Don’t waste another day without goals for clarity, direction and focus. Vague goals produce vague results and the absence of goals is nearly an insurmountable obstacle to living your best life. Instructor: Jennifer Bailey, Life Coach and Speaker. 1 class. ID# 1649.701 6/2 FEE: $29 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Embrace The Power of Now

NEW!

So you want to be an entrepreneur? Discover the good, the bad and the ugly in this information-packed session. Explore everything from the nuts and bolts of starting your own business, to the emotional peaks and valleys that accompany hanging our your shingle. Instructor: Jennifer Bailey, Life Coach & Speaker. 1 class.

Obstacles to Success

4/27 – 6/1 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Pioneer, Room D213

DAYTIME CLASS

Your Business Can Support the Ann Arbor Public School’s REC & ED Program Serving the Greater Community of Ann Arbor! If you would like to be a REC&ED marketing partner call Karen Fox at 734-994-2300, ext.53176 or email foxka@aaps.k12.mi.us for information.


Dog Training Dog Agility Training Have some fun and enhance your relationship with your dog. Experience an introduction to the performance and handling of all equipment and obstacles used in dog agility. Safety of dog and handler and a positive reinforcement environment are maintained. Class work will be appropriate to the experience level of each participant. Dogs will remain on leash in this class. Dogs must be at least 3 months old, socialized with other dogs, and have all veterinary recommended vaccinations to attend. Please state breed, age, and name of dog at time of registration. Instructor: Debbie Harrison, Agility Synergy, LLC. 6 weeks. ID#1612.701 FEE: $85

5/5 – 6/9 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thursday Copper Leaf Crossing

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Dog Training Fundamentals Whether your dog is 10 weeks old or 10 years old, a well-trained dog makes a pleasant companion. This unique class combines puppies and adult dogs to teach obedience using positive reinforcement clicker training methods. All dogs must be comfortable around strange dogs and people. There will be off leash playtime for puppies at the end of each class. See receipt for more information. Level 2 requires successful completion of DTF Level 1. Instructor: Michelle McCarthy, K9 Home Schooling. ID#1601.701 FEE: $125

6:15PM – 7:15PM: Level 1 4/20 – 5/25

Wednesday Abbot, Gym

ID#1601.702 FEE: $95

7:30PM – 8:30PM: Level 2 4/27 – 5/18

Wednesday Abbot, Gym

NEW!

Therapy Dog Workshop

This workshop is for HUMANS only. Does your dog have the right personality and temperament to become a therapy dog? Would you like to work with your dog in hospitals and schools bringing comfort and joy to patients and children? Even though a dog may be a wonderful, well-trained family pet that does not mean they will make a good therapy dog. Find out how to choose and train a therapy dog and what it takes for you and your dog to pass the test. Instructor: Michelle McCarthy, owner of K9 Homeschooling is a Certified Therapy Animal Consultant and developed the first Therapy Dog Training Program in southeast Michigan. 1 class.

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Famil Fun!

FAMILY FUN FOR EVERYONE!

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Parent/Child Spring Classes

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ID#1605.701 4/30 Saturday FEE: FREE 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Westarbor Animal Hospital

new! Stroller Strides.............................................................7

Dance Together.................................................................... 42

Sanchin Ryu Karate............................................................. 12

Exploring Clay Together.................................................... 44

Spring Cupcakes.................................................................. 28

Finding the College that Fits .......................................... 51

First Steps classes................................................................ 40

Paying for the College that Fits ..................................... 51

Art & Me.................................................................................. 41

The Art of Writing a Winning College Essay............... 51

Paint & Me ............................................................................. 41

Infant/Tot swim class.......................................................... 55

new! Little Treasures & Me............................................. 41

Preschool swim class.......................................................... 55

new! Nursery Rhymes Together.................................... 41

Family Open Swim............................................................. 55

DAYTIME CLASS

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Adapted Recreation Register online at www.aareced.com

These classes are for adults and children with mental or physical challenges.

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53203 or 53232

Private Adaptive Swim Sessions Fee: $120 for four 30-minute private lessons. Register by calling 734-994-2300, ext. 53232 Grades 1-Adult. CREATED FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL CHALLENGES. You receive private instruction or therapeutic swim sessions. One instructor per student. Rec & Ed will reserve space at High Point pool on Friday evenings for those looking to take private adaptive swim sessions. Individual registration numbers will be assigned at the time these sessions are scheduled. Due to the large volume of calls we receive, you may need to leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible. Group home staff, family or friends are responsible for the personal care of their participant in the locker room (toiletry, changing clothes, showering, etc) and may be asked to assist participant in and out of the pool. 4 weeks.

Strike Force Bowling Grades 11 - Adult. Bowling is a great way to meet friends and get exercise. Fee includes up to two games per week and an official Strike Force t-shirt. Staff and volunteers will assist you in ball selection and a good time. Receive a personalized trophy or medal at the last class party. Scholarship recipients pay $65 if you rent bowling shoes, $53 if you have your own shoes. Please indicate your t-shirt size when you register. Instructors: Tom Ellison and Nan Nelson. 12 weeks. No class 5/30, 7/4. ID# 6112.701 4/25 – 7/25 Monday: Rent shoes FEE: $139 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Colonial Lanes ID# 6112.702 FEE: $129

4/25 – 7/25 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Monday: Have shoes Colonial Lanes

Cooking Cooperatively

Grades 11-Adult. Increase your independence! Learn basic kitchen safety and measuring techniques while creating simple meals. Food safety and cleanliness will be emphasized. A wonderful opportunity for those in independent living situations. Enjoy eating the meal you learn to cook each week. At the end of the session take home a booklet of the recipes used to recreate at home. Scholarship recipients pay $45. 8 weeks. Instructor: Nan Nelson. ID# 6102.701 4/20 – 6/8 Wednesday FEE: $95 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM High Point, YA Kitchen

Dinner & A Movie

Grades 11-Adult. Enjoy movies? Like to eat? Join us for a fun evening where you make simple meals and watch a new flick each week. Classic movies to new releases are shown. Afterwards, you become the critic during the “Thumbs Up or Down” discussion! Scholarship recipients pay $45. Instructors: Marie Tisdale and Joan Clauss. 8 weeks. ID# 6118.701 4/21– 6/9 Thursday FEE: $125 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM High Point, YA Kitchen

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First Steps Washtenaw Did you know a child’s brain is 85% developed in the first 5 years of life? Every experience helps develop this foundation. First Steps is based on Parents as Teachers and is open to all families with children from birth until kindergarten. Our mission is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

First Steps is more than classes! Family Membership Includes: FUN AND EXCITING CLASSES to help children socialize with others. The fee includes one adult/child class per week, per family. Additional classes may be added for $79 for the 10-week session. Check out our evening and Saturday classes! PARENT EDUCATORS who provide an introductory visit for all new families, are available to share age-appropriate child development and parenting information and address your parenting concerns. SCREENINGS for your child using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire. This tool helps you observe your child’s developing skills. NEWSLETTERS are found on our website. You will find news about First Steps and helpful parenting tips for you!

3 easy steps to Enroll 1. Attend an orientation (listed below) 2. Fill out paperwork and choose a class at the orientation 3. Pay your fee for Spring 2011

RESOURCE NETWORK that links your family to other community services and supports.

The fee for all these supports (including classes) is just $112 for our 10-week Spring Session. Partial and full scholarships are available through AAPS Rec & Ed. Go to www.reced.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.home/scholarships to download application directions and form.

Attend the First Steps Orientation & Registration Learn about our program and class sites followed by a question and answer session. You can register at the orientation, which takes about an hour. Check out more details online at www.aaps.k12.mi.us/firststeps.home/joining. If you are a continuing First Steps family, check with Sherri for your registration procedures.

Spring Classes April 9 – June 17 No classes 5/31

Spring Orientation Dates Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 30 at 4:30 PM Orientation Location The AAPS Preschool & Family Center 2775 Boardwalk Dr. (N. of Eisenhower Parkway)

Call 734-994-2300, ext 53186 Families living outside the Ann Arbor School District are welcome to participate although they are not eligible for our scholarship program.

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First Steps Classes for Babies, Preschoolers... & their Parents!

Baby & Me Together Time

6 week-crawling. 1 hour class. Learning begins at birth. Discover ways to interact with your baby through music, movement and games. Class includes discussing practical developmental information. It’s a great way to meet other families and connect with your baby.

Babies and Tots

NEW!

5 to 18 months. 1 hour class. This evening class is especially for working families. It features gross motor play, circletime and weekly discussions about various parenting topics. Each week you and your baby or toddler will enjoy different play equipment that encourages all areas of development. Babies will love to bounce and sway while toddlers march and move to our songs.

Curious WiggleWorms

Crawling-walking. 1 hour class. Encourage your child’s natural curiosity and practice emerging skills together with fun-filled explorations of tunnels, puppets, songs, musical activities and more. Also participate in discussions covering a variety of developmental topics.

Fun-at-One

Walking-24 months. 1 hour class. There will be new experiences with gross motor skills using simple apparatus and group activities. Join us for freeplay with large motor equipment followed by appealing teacher-directed activities using songs, movement and books.

Movement and More

24 to 36 months. 1 hour class. Build on skills learned in Fun at 1 with additional songs, imaginative play and lots of movement and musical activities. Free play on exciting equipment and fun with parachutes, windwands, balls and puppets.

Ready, Set, Go

2½--5 years. 1 hour class. Ready to do a group art activity? RSG offers more new musical and movement activities along with pretend play, art projects and a story time. Listening skills and body awareness grow as you help your child create roles and explore our room.

Kids-in-Motion

2-5 years. 1 hour class. This class offers a combination of free choice and teacher-created activities. Children work on motor skills, including jumping and climbing, and utilize a variety of wonderful gym equipment. There is a different focus each week and activities are repeated as we add new ones. Be prepared to MOVE! Siblings are welcome.

Exploring Science & Nature

3 to 5 years. 1 hour class. Children discover the natural world through themed free play, stories, songs and activities. Each week is different, covering everything from dinosaurs and archaeology to insects and backyard animals. Create a nature notebook to take home! A $7 materials fee, collected at the first class, helps provide high quality materials.

Exploration Zone

Birth-5 years. 1½ hour class. Afternoon, evening and Saturday classes are now called Family Fun! A wide variety of activities to explore: art projects, dramatic play, puzzles, blocks, climbing and plenty of time to work on social skills. A simple snack is offered and it ends with a circletime of songs, fingerplays and a story. Wonderful practice for preschool. Siblings are always welcome!

First Steps to Reading

2½- 5 years. 1 hour class. Children, with an adult, learn pre-literacy skills through hands-on projects, stories, group activities and more. Families may take part one time only as the class is repeated every session. First Steps to Reading is held at Bryant Elementary School and is funded by a grant from Target stores.

Family Fun!

NEW!

Birth to 5 years. 1½ hour class. Looking for something relaxing to do in the evening or on Saturday? Try this new twist on an ExZone class. Multi-age fun for the whole family. Lots of different activities offered each week so children can decide what to do: art projects, easel painting, playdough, puzzles and games. We always end with a circletime filled with movement, music and stories.

Movers & Shakers

Birth-5 years. 1 hour class. Using movement and music, this musical class encourages you and your child(ren) to get moving together. We begin with 15 minutes of freeplay and move to 45 minutes of comfortable teacher-led activities. While this class is great for siblings, it also works for 1 child. Be prepared for lots of action while you help your child practice listening, following directions and taking turns during this fun-filled class. New Saturday section!

Sing Along with Jen

1-5 years. 45 min. class. Think circle time on a fabulous scale! We’ll read books, sing songs, move, dance, rhyme and have a wonderful time. Class begins and ends with familiar songs & finger plays. The middle will be filled with stories & songs on a new theme each week. If you love circle time, this class is for you!

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For more information go to www.aaps.k12.mi.us/firststeps.home and choose class schedule


Preschool Art

Painter’s Palette Ages 3-5. Does your child love to play with paint? Leave the clean-up to us, and you too will love to see your child painting. Mixing colors, various painting techniques and fun unique projects are the focus of this class. Your child’s creativity and imagination flow as they create their own works of art. This class is an independent experience. Instructor: Debbie Walters. 6 weeks. No class 5/30.

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

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“This class is such fun time! My daughter looks forward to it ever week.” Caroline Eglebert

Little Treasures & Me

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Ages 2-5 & Adult. A new treasure awaits your child each week! Together you and your child paint and decorate a pre-made item. This may be a ceramic piggy bank, bobble head, treasure box, animal shapes, or a surprise. You and your child will have fun embellishing your “treasure” with paint, ribbon, glitter and sequins. End each class by decorating a gift bag, box, or pretty paper to carry home your creation. Instructor: Debbie Walters. 7 weeks ID# 2150.701 4/28 – 6 /9 Thursday FEE: $85 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM CAB, Room B R

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Ages 2-4 & Adult. Have fun painting together! Work side-by-side mixing colors and exploring different ways of painting. Your child has fun as he/she develops fine motor skills and learns about color and painting techniques. Instructor: Debbie Walters. 7 weeks. ID# 2151.701 FEE: $65

Ages 3-5. Children’s creativity shines in this class! Your child makes new and unique art projects each term. This class is an independent experience. Instructor: Debbie Walters. 7 weeks. ID# 2107.701 4/26 – 6/7 Tuesday FEE: $65 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM CAB, Room B

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Monday CAB, Room B

“The kids seem to really enjoy themselves & come home with great, interesting paintings.” Jessie Richmond

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Ages 2-4 & Adult. Creating together can be fun in this delightful art class! Children and parent/caregiver work together to complete a variety of unique and creative art projects using a wide selection of materials such as paints, glue, glitter, and beads. Projects are age appropriate and help in the development of fine motor skills. Each term new projects are introduced. Instructor: Debbie Walters. 6 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 2103.701 4/25 – 6 /6 Monday FEE: $55 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM CAB, Room B Additional Child $35

4/25 – 6/6 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

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ID# 2109.701 FEE: $55

“My son can’t wait for the next class. The projects are fun and engaging.” Lena W

Movement & Art Fairytale Kingdom

Nursery Rhymes Together

Ages 3-5. It’s a little art, a little dance, and a lot of fun! Traditional fairytales come to life as your child participates in songs, movement, and fun art projects. A new fairytale is explored each week.  Tales such as The Three Bears, Three Little Pigs, and The Little Red Hen help build your child’s vocabulary, comprehension, sequencing, and story recall. Projects and stories are different each term. Be prepared to hear your child retell these fun stories! This class is an independent experience. 7 weeks.

Ages 2-4 & Adult. Enjoy nursery rhyme fun together! A new nursery rhyme is explored each week with fun art projects, movement activities, and songs. Enjoy Humpty Dumpty, Itsy Bitsy Spider and more. Both you and your child will enjoy these activities together as you travel down memory lane into the world of nursery rhymes. 6 weeks. No class 5/28.

4/27 – 6/8 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

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4/30 – 6/11 Saturday 11:00 AM – 12 Noon CAB, Room B

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Preschool Dance

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Creative Dancer

Tiny Tappers

Ages 3–5. This is a great class for boys and girls where your little ones move to the rhythm of the music. Your child discovers a new way to dance through role playing and free movement exercises. A variety of props and popular children’s music makes this class extra special. This class is an independent experience. Instructors: Stephanie Carlson (701); Kelly Hunter-Bryner (702). 6-7 weeks. No class 5/28.

Ages 3–5. Creating sounds with their feet delights children! Your child will enjoy making tap sounds while being introduced to basic tap. Tap steps are combined in a routine to demonstrate to parents/caregivers at the last class. This class is an independent experience. Tap shoes required. Instructors: Annie Pilbeam. 7 weeks.

ID# 2217.701 Fee: $49

4/30 – 6/11 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Saturday CAB, Room D

ID# 2217.702 Fee: $55

4/28 – 6/9 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Thursday CAB, Room D

ID# 2217.703 Fee: $55

4/27 – 6/8 4:25 PM – 5:10 PM

Wednesday CAB, Room D

ID# 2219.701 Fee: $55

4/27 – 6/8 5:15 PM – 5:55 PM

Wednesday CAB, Room D

PreBallet Ages 4-5. Learning ballet helps children develop balance, coordination, and stamina. In this traditional-style class created for the older preschooler, students begin to develop basic ballet skills and utilize them in a choreographed routine. Students perfect their movements through repetition, which prepares them to progress to the next level. Instructor: Dianna Edmonson. 6-7 weeks. No class 5/28.

“We love it.” Caroline Eglebert

Hello Toes Ballet Age 3. Does your child pretend to be a ballerina? Then he or she will love this introduction to the graceful movements of ballet! Children explore the basic movements of dance designed to teach balance and coordination. Hops, skips, and gallops are introduced in across the floor exercises. Students perform a routine at the last class. This class is an independent experience and a structured introduction to ballet class. Instructor: Dianna Edmonson. 6-7 weeks. No class 5/28, 5/30.

ID# 2213.701 FEE: $49 ID# 2213.702 FEE: $49

4/25 – 6/6 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Monday CAB, Room D

ID# 2213.703 FEE: $55

4/26 – 6/7 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Tuesday CAB, Room D

ID# 2212.701 FEE: $49

4/30 – 6/11 Saturday 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM CAB, Room D

ID# 2212.702 FEE: $55

4/28 – 6/9 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Thursday CAB, Room D

4/30 – 6/11 Saturday 11:40 AM – 12:25 PM CAB, Room D

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Ages 2-4 & Adult. You and your child explore a variety of creative movement activities designed to develop gross and fine motor skills! Children are encouraged to use their imagination as they move to the rhythm and beat of fun, popular children’s music. New musical games and movements are introduced each week that will have your child looking forward to the next week. Lots of amazing props and parachute time add to your child’s enjoyment. Instructors: Stephanie Carlson (701, 703); Kelly Hunter-Bryner (702). 6-7 weeks. No class 5/28. ID#2209.701 FEE: $49 ID# 2209.702 FEE: $55

4/30 – 6/11 Saturday 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CAB, Room B Additional Child: $29 4/28 – 6/9 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Additional Child: $35

Thursday CAB, Room D

ID# 2209.703 4/29 – 6/10 FEE: $55 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Additional Child: $35

Friday Northside Comm Ctr

Preschool Language

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

Preschool & Kindergarten Spanish Ages 3 ½ -6. Young children love to learn Spanish while playing, singing, and moving their bodies. They enjoy jumping while counting numbers, playing “follow the leader” and creating simple craft projects. Toys, colorful flashcards and lots of music are part of this fun and interactive class. Scholarship recipients pay $10. Instructor: Language Adventure staff. 5 weeks.

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ID# 1407.701 FEE: $65

4/25 – 5/23 Monday 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Eberwhite, Room 116


Preschool Sports

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Little Ninjas Karate                        Ages 4-K. Focus, memory, teamwork, discipline, self-control, fitness, balance, and coordination are the focus of this introductory karate class. This is taught through exciting and fun games and activities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Instructor: Professional Karate Schools of America instructor All classes to be held at PKSA Karate:  3770 Plaza drive, Ann Arbor. 6 weeks. No class 5/27, 5/28. class ID#

day

time

dates

location

fee

3313.701

Friday

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

4/29 – 6/10

PKSA, Dojang

$29

3313.702

Saturday

12 Noon – 12:30 PM 4/30 – 6/11

PKSA, Dojang

$29

Preschool Soccer Ages 3-5, must be 3 by start of class. A great preschool starter soccer program. Come and learn the very basics of soccer using FUNdamental games and exercises.  Players will develop motor skills, balance and movement in a soccer environment. Please wear appropriate shoes (no sandals) and bring a ball (Size 3). Instructors: British Elite Soccer Training staff. 5 weeks. class ID#

day

time

dates

location

fee

3407.701

Tuesday

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

5/3 – 5/31

Allmendinger Park

$69

3407.702

Tuesday

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

5/3 - 5/31

Allmendinger Park

$69

3407.703

Wednesday

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

5/4 – 6/1

Allmendinger Park

$69

3407.704

Wednesday

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

5/4 – 6/1

Allmendinger Park

$69

3407.705

Thursday

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

5/5 – 6/2

Allmendinger Park

$69

3407.706

Thursday

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

5/5 – 6/2

Allmendinger Park

$69

3407.707

Friday

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

5/6 – 6/3

Allmendinger Park

$69

3407.708

Friday

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

5/6 – 6/3

Allmendinger Park

$69

3407.709

Saturday

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

4/30 – 6/4

Scarlett, Field

$69

See page 12 for adult Martial Arts classes, and Sanchin Ryu Karate for families! Youth Martial Arts classes are on page 52.

Looking for a Science class to take with your preschooler? See page 40 for Exploring Science & Nature with First Steps Washtenaw.

“America’s future walks through the doors of our schools each day.” – Mary Jean LeTendre, U.S. Educator and government official

Ann Arbor Public Schools Tuition Pre-School Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to offer an early childhood education program open to 4 year olds in the district. The programs are available at Thurston Elementary, 2300 Prairie, and Allen Elementary, 2650 Towner. To download our brochure and application form, go to aareced.com and click on “childcare”. spring 2011 Rec & ED

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ID# 2111.701 FEE: $65

4/26 – 6/7: Gr. 2-6 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Tuesday: Cartooning I CAB, Room C

ID# 2111.702 FEE: $69

4/26 – 6/7 Gr. 3-6 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday: Cartooning II CAB, Room C

Drawing and Painting: Middle & High School Artist Andrea Inostroza will help you develop your artistic and creative ability. The options are endless as students can choose to draw and/ or paint using mediums such as charcoals, pastels, or watercolors. Students receive individual support in a group setting and are helped to complete projects while exploring the basics of drawing and painting. 6 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 2149.701 FEE: $59

ID#2155.701 FEE: $65

4/27 – 6/8 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Exploring Clay Together

Wednesday CAB, Room B

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Cartooning I Does your child enjoy drawing cartoons and reading comics? This is a wonderful opportunity to create a cast of imaginary characters and unique stories. Instructor David Cowan teaches students how to create memorable protagonists, dynamic frame compositions, and exciting plot lines while having extreme fun in a sharing, interactive environment. Cartooning II is an advanced class in which students will work on publishing their comics. Instructor recommendation required to enroll. $15 materials fee is paid to instructor at first class. 7 weeks.

Grades K-3. More than just drawing and painting, everyone is an artist in this class where kids create a variety of art projects. Your child is introduced to various techniques of drawing and painting, and gets to experiment with a variety of paints, such as watercolor, tempera, and pastels. In addition, your young artist will create amazing 3D art. Instructor: Andrea Inostroza. 7 weeks.

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Grades K-6 & Adult. Fee is per pair. Your child and you explore joint and individual projects. Parents and children learn classical techniques of tile making, slab construction, sculpture, press molding, coiling, and glazes. Fee includes glazing and firing of 3-6 medium to large pieces. Fee includes material costs. Scholarship recipients pay $50 per child. Scholarship 50% recipients pay $133 per child. Instructor: William Schultz. 10 weeks.

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ID # 2199.701 FEE: $215

4/17 – 6/19 Sunday 10:00 AM – 12 Noon CAB, Room A

Additional Child Fee $175

ID# 2199.702 FEE: $215

4/17 – 6/19 Sunday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CAB, Room A

Additional Child Fee $175

4/25 – 6/6 Monday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CAB, Room A

Youth Art After School Drawing and Painting Learn the basics of drawing and painting. Experiment with a variety of paints such as watercolor, tempera, and pastels. Instructor: Andrea Inostroza 6-7 weeks. No class 5/30. class ID#

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Time

Dates

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2153.701

Bryant, Art Room

K-2

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/25 – 6/6

6

$59

2153.702

Abbot, Art Room

1-5

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/26 – 6/7

7

$69

2153.703

Bach, Art Room

1-5

Wednesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/27 – 6/8

7

$69

2153.704

Angel, Art Room

1-5

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/28 – 6/9

7

$69

2153.705

Logan, Art Room

1-5

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/29 – 6/10 7

$69

Cartooning and Comic Strips Grades 3-5. Does you child enjoy drawing cartoons and reading comics? This is a wonderful opportunity to create a cast of imaginary characters and unique stories. Instructor David Cowan teaches students how to create memorable protagonists, dynamic frame compositions, and exciting plot lines while having extreme fun in a sharing, interactive environment. Scholarship recipients pay $15. 7 weeks. ID# 2111.703 FEE: $69

4/26 – 6/7 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

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Tuesday; Grades 2-5 Angell, Art Room


Youth Dance After School Dance Pop Dance class is a great way for your child to develop flexibility, endurance, and self-confidence. This class was created for fans of the latest dance music. Our dance instructors teach your child the latest dance moves and jazz steps. Each week your child learns to combine movements into a choreographed routine that will be performed for parents at the last class. Instructors: Amy Thurlow (702, 705, 706, 708, 711); Gina Thompson (703, 709); Vicki Moss ( 704, 707, 710). 6-7 weeks. No class 5/30. No class at Bryant 5/16, 5/26. class ID

Location

Dates

GR

Fee

Day

Times

2218.702

Pattengill, Gym

4/25 – 6/6

1-4

$55

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

2218.703

King, MPR

4/25 – 6/6

2-5

$49

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

2218.704

Logan, Gym

4/25 – 6/6

1-4

$49

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

2218.705

Bach, Gym

4/26 – 6/7

1-4

$65

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

2218.706

Dicken, Gym

4/27 – 6/8

1-4

$65

Wednesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

2218.707

Thurston, Gym

4/27 – 6/8

1-4

$55

Wednesday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

2218.708

Bryant, Gym

4/21 – 6/9

K-2

$55

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

2218.709

Wines, Gym

4/28 – 6/9

2-5

$55

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

2218.710

Abbot, Gym

4/29 – 6/10 1-4

$55

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

2218.711

Angell, Gym

4/3 – 6/10

$65

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

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Instructor Amy Thurlow with dancers

Amy Thurlow has been dancing her whole life. She is currently attending WCC and specializes in Jazz, Modern, Lyrical and Ballet, with a little Hip Hop and African thrown in for flavor. Amy is a popular instructor at Quest Summer Camp.

Break Dance Grades 1-5. Popular Break Dance instructor Maurice Archer is fun, enthusiastic, and energetic. He will teach your child America’s most popular dance. Your child learns break dance moves in a safe, friendly, and fun atmosphere.  Don’t miss out on this exciting class.  6-7 weeks. No class 5/30. Class ID#

Location

Dates

Fee

Day

Time

2253.702

Allen Gym

4/25 – 6/6

$49

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

2253.703

Burns Park Gym 4/27 – 6/8

$55

Wednesday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

2253.704

Northside Gym

4/28 – 6/9

$55

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

2253.705

Eberwhite Gym

4/26 – 6/7

$69

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:35 PM

Celebrate with REC & ED! We offer themed parties to fit your child’s interest: • Pirates • Princess • Fairies • Webkinz • Dance • Art .....and more!

“Natalie had so much fun. She wants to do it again.” Margie Henderson

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Dance

www.aareced.com

734-994-2300, ext. 53228

Ballet

Ballet is the backbone to all dance. Your child explores the fundamentals of ballet in this traditional-style class. Correct body placement and center and across the floor work build a graceful and poised dancer. Students work toward a routine that will be demonstrated at the last class. Cecchetti Class gives students have the opportunity to train with the instructor to test before the Cecchetti Council of America and receive certificate upon passing. Several sessions are required before taking exam. Instructor: Dianna Edmonson. 6-7 weeks. No class 5/28. Class ID#

Level

Dates

Day

Time

Location

Fee

2223.701

Grades K-3

4/30 – 6/11

Saturday

1:20 PM – 2:15 PM

CAB, Room D

$55

2223.702

Grades 4-6

4/26 – 6/7

Tuesday

4:20 PM – 5:15 PM

CAB, Room D

$65

2223.703

Cecchetti Primary 1 & 2 (Ages 4-6)

4/28 – 6/9

Thursday

4:35 PM – 5:30 PM

CAB, Room D

$65

2223.704

Cecchetti Primary 3 Grade 1 (Grade K-6)

4/28 – 6/9

Thursday

5:35 PM – 6:30 PM

CAB, Room D

$65

2223.705

Cecchetti Practice (Grade 3-Adult)

4/28 – 6/11

Saturday

2:20 PM – 3:20 PM

CAB, Room D

$55

Hip Hop with Gina Grades 4-7. Artistic director Gina DaneneThompson brings her extensive training and unique individual style to teaching routines filled with style and energy. This exciting dance program features Hip Hop and Jazz moves and includes warm up, learning combinations, and fun challenging routines. Your child will enjoy a wide range of appropriate music from popular old school funk and jazz to popular, current R&B and hip hop. Class culminates with a performance for parents/caregivers. 6 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 2231.701 FEE: $49

4/25 – 6/6 6:20 PM – 7:05 PM

Monday CAB, Room D

Dance Pop Grades K-3. Dance class is a great way for your child to develop flexibility, endurance, and self-confidence. This class was created for fans of the latest dance music. Amy Thurlow teaches your child the latest dance moves and jazz steps. Each week your child learns to combine movements into a choreographed routine that will be performed for parents at the last class. 6 weeks. No class 5/29. ID# 2218.701 5/1 – 6/12 Sunday FEE: $49 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM CAB, Room D

Break Dance Grades 1-5. Popular Break Dance instructor Maurice Archer is fun, enthusiastic, and energetic! Your child learns break dance moves in a safe, friendly, and fun atmosphere.  Don’t miss out on this exciting class.  6 weeks. No class 5/29. ID# 2253.701 FEE: $49

5/1 – 6/12 Sunday 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM CAB, Room D

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3 Easy Ways to Register Your Family 1. Download forms online at www.aareced.com/childcare 2. Pick up a registration packet at your child’s school office 3. Stop by the REC & ED Child Care Office and register at 1515 S. Seventh St, Ann Arbor, MI The quality care you are looking for is available right at your child’s own school. We provide academic, creative, social and physical enrichment activities that enhance the before and after school hours. For more information call 734-994-2300. 46 Rec & ED Spring 2011


Youth Music Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

MusIQ Club: Children’s Music Journey Grades K-5. Interactive animated computer software with electronic piano keyboards are used to teach students with little or no piano playing experience. Students progress from level to level at their own pace learning to play piano with both hands, read music, improvise and compose. They learn concepts of Rhythm, Ear Training, and the Musical Alphabet. The emphasis is always on having fun, no matter what the student’s abilities or musical background. Instructor: MusIQ Club staff. 7 weeks. No class 5/3. ID# 1312.701 FEE: $169

4/26 – 6/14 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Tuesday Bach, Media Center

ID# 1312.702 FEE: $169

4/26 – 6/14 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday Bach, Media Center

Little Bands Keyboard Lab II Grades K-5. For students who have already completed Little Bands Keyboard Lab I or have already developed some basic piano skills.  In this intermediate piano class, students will delve further into the Little Bands School curriculum, exploring more chords and two part harmonies. As always, classes will be fun and exciting, students will write their own music and the semester will culminate in a performance, giving students a chance to demonstrate the skills and songs they have learned. Instructor: Little Bands School staff. 7 weeks. No class 5/30. class ID#

GRADES

LOCATION

DAY

TIME

DATES

fee

1312.703

K-2

Angell, Art Room

Wednesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

5/4 – 6/15

$169

1312.704

K-2

Eberwhite, Room 202

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/26 – 6/7

$169

1312.705

K-2

Haisley, Media Center

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/29 – 6/10

$169

1312.706

K-2

Lakewood, Media Center

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/25 – 6/13

$169

1312.707

3-5

Pattengill, Media Center

Thursday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/28 – 6/9

$169

Youth Enrichment Sewing for Teens

4/19 – 6/7 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

734-994-2300, ext. 53203

Build a Fairy Garden

NEW!

Grades 6-8. Thanks to the popularity of reality shows like "Project Runway," sewing has become popular again. Beginners gain basic sewing skills, and continuing students are welcome to enroll and build on their basic skills. Create simple projects and learn to read patterns. Sewing machinesprovided. You provide the fabric and notions. See your receipt for a list of materials to bring to the first class. Instructor: Anne Reinstein, owner of All Sewn Up! 8 weeks. ID# 1748.701 FEE: $149

Register at www.aareced.com

Tuesday Tappan, Room 374

NEW!

Grades 3-8. Create your own Fairy dish garden. You will plant and landscape your garden with succulents, herbs and other fairy favorites. Make accessories for your garden using materials you find in nature. Students are encouraged to bring any additional, stones, shells or baubles from home to embellish their work of art. Dress for mess. The class will be held in an unheated barn. Parents are welcome to bring a book and enjoy the shade of a nearby tree. Materials fee of $15 is due to instructors at class. Instructors: Merrill Crockett and Rita Hermann of Old Friends Farm in Chelsea. 1 class. ID# 1712.701 FEE: $25

5/21 Saturday 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Old Friends Farm

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Youth Lego Classes

Register online at www.aareced.com

Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

LEGO Classes Think outside the box! Challenge your minds! Be prepared for the world of technology! Instructor: Brain Monkeys staff 6 weeks. No class 5/30. Intro to Robotics for Young Inventors Grades K-2. A great introduction to robotics for younger minds. Taking this class helps students develop higher level thinking skills.  Hands-on exercises with the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot kits helps your child understand robotics and computer programming.  The picture-based software uses icons to build multi-step program that is downloaded to their robot.  Once students download the program, their robot is ready for action. Students quickly develop a sense of how to make their robot move and exhibit “intelligent” behavior. class ID#

LOCATION

1313.701 Dicken, Room 112

TOPIC

DAY

TIME

DATES

fee

Intro to Robotics for Young Inventors

Friday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/29 – 6/3

$105

SUMO Battle Bots Grades 3-5. Students use the Mindstorms NXT computer controlled robots to design and build their own Sumo Battle Bots. In the ultimate test of the arena, Robots battle in a 4 ft. diameter ring until one is pushed out of the ring. Students are introduced to "outcomes driven" design. Both mechanical (speed vs. power) and software (smart vs. simple) innovations are tested and refined. Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms Grades 3-5. Using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot kits, students will become familiar with the fundamentals of computer programming. Then with drag and drop computer language, students program their robots to follow multi-step programs. Integrating “vision”, touch and sound sensors along with individualized challenges teaches students to think outside the box, challenges their minds and prepares them for the world of technology. LEGO Physics Grades 3-5. Using Science and Technology LEGO Engineering kits, students work in pairs; each student assembling part of the model. Students then joined their parts to complete the building project. LEGO = fun = learning! class ID#

LOCATION

TOPIC

DAY

TIME

dates

fee

1313.703

Dicken, Room 112

Sumo Battle Bots

Monday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/25 – 6/6

$105

1313.704

Lakewood, Art Room

Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms

Wednesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/27 – 6/1

$105

1313.705

Pattengill, Cafetorium

Sumo Battle Bots

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/26 – 5/31

$105

1313.706

Wines, Room 100

LEGO Physics

Tuesday

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

4/26 – 5/31

$105

Why Families and Kids Love the REC & ED Summer Camp Experience All of our summer camps are designed to provide a maximum experience for campers at every level. The projects are always new, fresh and innovative and provide a memorable and fun summer experience. Everyone plays in our sports camps and learns how to improve their skill level and team participation. REC & ED camp counselors and directors are awesome and the staff loves working with kids. Register online at www.aareced.com or for more information call 734-994-2300. See page 50 for summer camp savings and early bird registration discounts. 48 Rec & ED Spring 2011


Youth Chess www.aareced.com

Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

Youth Chess with Mr. Garrison Mr. Garrison has been teaching chess to children since 1996.  His teams, King, Logan and Clague won state championship titles in 2009  and 2010.  (King has won the K-3 state team championship two years in a row and the K-5 team championship four years in a row.) He is ranked #1 out of more than 20,000 players at www.littlegolem.net. He is also the #1 ranked player in the world at the strategy game “Breakthrough”. 6-7 weeks. No class 4/22. Beginning: Grades K-6. Students will learn opening strategies and important ending techniques and will be introduced to the backs tactics (fork, pin, discovery). No experience is required. Beginning/Intermediate: Grades K-8. For students with no or some experience in chess. Students are introduced to the basic history of chess, opening principles, tactics, basic endgame techniques, and tournament preparedness. Intermediate: Grades K-9. For students who are familiar with forks, pins, discovery and understand checkmate. Students are prepared for tournament play and learn some of the finer points of chess.

class ID#

CLASS LEVEL

DAY

Intermediate/Advanced: Grades K-9. For students who are familiar with forks, pins, discovery and understand checkmate. Players review Grandmaster chess games and continue to work on tactics and endings. Advanced: Grades K-9. This class is for truly advanced players. Students should have a USCF rating of 100 times their age. Students will learn how to analyze games and will learn the finer points of chess opening theory. Students will learn how to study chess for self-improvement.

TIME

DATES

LOCATION

Wks

FEE

1317.701

Intermediate/Advanced

Tuesday

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

4/12 – 5/24

King, MPR

7

$95

1317.702

Beginning/Intermediate

Wednesday

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

4/27 – 6/1

Wines, Media Center

6

$85

1317.703

Beginning/Intermediate

Friday

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

4/15 – 6/3

Thurston, Media Center

7

$95

1317.704

Beginning

Tuesday

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

4/19 – 5/31

Logan, Art Room

7

$95

1317.705

Advanced

Tuesday

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

4/19 – 5/31

Logan, Art Room

7

$95

1317.706

Intermediate

Thursday

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

4/14 – 5/26

Logan, Art Room

7

$95

1317.707

Intermediate/Advanced

Thursday

7:15 PM – 8:30 PM

4/21 – 5/26

Northside, Media Center

6

$85

New students are required to purchase a "Chess Tactics Workbook" on the first day of class for $14.

After School Youth Chess and Brain Games with All The King’s Men Grades K-5. Time: 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM Beginning/Intermediate Chess rules and basic tactics are reviewed. Students then delve deeper into more advanced tactics, short and long range strategies, and preparation for tournament play. Intermediate/Advanced Experienced students explore tactical play, short and long-term planning, mating patterns, and game analysis. Students learn tournament play using USCF rules. 6-7 weeks. class ID#

CLASS LEVEL

DAY

DATES

LOCATION

WKS

FEE

1321.701

Beginning/Intermediate

Thursday

4/28 – 6/9

Angell, Media Center

7

$85

1321.702

Intermediate/Advanced

Friday

5/6 – 6/10

Angell, Art Room

6

$75

1321.703

Beginning/Intermediate

Tuesday

4/26 – 6/7

Burns Park, Auditorium

7

$85

1321.704

Beginning/Intermediate

Wednesday

5/11 – 6/15

*Bryant, Media Center

6

$75

1321.705

Beginning/Intermediate

Thursday

4/28 – 6/9

Dicken, Media Center

7

$85

1321.706

Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesday

5/4 – 6/15

Dicken, Room 112

7

$85

1321.707

Beginning/Intermediate

Monday

5/2 – 6/13

Haisley, MPR

6

$75

1321.708

Beginning/Intermediate

Friday

5/6 – 6/10

Lawton, Media Center

6

$75

*Bryant class is for Grades K-2. Students are required to purchase a workbook for $14 on the first day of class.

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Youth Language

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

Chinese Language Grades K-5. Students learn Chinese language and culture through games, songs, rhymes, character writing and daily conversation based on a highly interactive curriculum. From greetings to school life, time, weather, hobbies transportation and travel, students will head off on an awesome Chinese language learning journey. Continuing students will further develop their language and communication skills with new materials. 7 weeks. No class 5/30. class ID#

LOCATION

DAY

DATES

TIME

INSTRUCTOR

fee

1408.701

Allen, Room 109

Monday

4/25-6/13

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Fan Wu

$95

1408.702

Ann Arbor Open, Art Room

Thursday

4/28-6/9

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Alice Chang

$95

1408.703

Dicken, Music Room

Friday

4/29-6/10

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Alice Chang

$95

1408.704

Eberwhite, Room 202

Thursday

4/28-6/9

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Fan Wu

$95

1408.705

Northside, Art Room

Tuesday

4/26-6/7

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Alice Chang

$95

Beginning and Intermediate Spanish and French Grades K-5. Students will learn useful Spanish or French words and phrases. They will enjoy practicing conversation while “shopping at the store” and “packing for a trip.” The class also includes celebration of Cinco de mayo or Poisson D’Avril with a fun craft project. A Spanish or French snack will be provided on the last class! Instructor: Language Adventure staff. Scholarship recipients pay $10. 5 weeks. Supervision starts at 3:45 PM*. class ID#

Location

LANGUAGE

DAY

DATES

TIME

fee

1401.701

Angell, Cafeteria

Spanish

Monday

4/25-5/23

3:50 PM – 5:00 PM

$79

1401.702

Bach, Media Center

Spanish

Thursday

4/28-5/26

3:50 PM – 5:00 PM

$79

1401.704

Dicken, Music Room

Spanish

Tuesday

4/26-5/24

3:50 PM – 5:00 PM

$79

1401.705

Eberwhite, Room 202

Spanish

Wednesday

4/27-5/25

3:50 PM – 5:00 PM

$79

1401.706

King, Media Center

Spanish

Monday

4/25-5/23

3:50 PM – 5:00 PM

$79

1401.707

Lawton, Room 114

Spanish

Tuesday

4/26-5/24

3:50 PM – 5:00 PM

$79

1401.708

Wines, Media Center

Spanish

Thursday

4/28-5/26

3:50 PM – 5:00 PM

$79

1403.701

Burns Park, Auditorium

French

Wednesday

4/27-5/25

4:00 PM – 5:10 PM*

$79

Plan your child’s summer fun while saving time and money with multi-week discounts and Early Bird fees! Enroll one camper in 5 or more weeks of full-day camps in one transaction and save 10% off each week! Early Bird Discount ends May 8th. 50 Rec & ED Spring 2011


Youth Study Skills

Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

SAT/ACT Essay Workshop

Finding for the College that Fits

Grades 10-12. Learn how to organize and write a persuasive essay within the allotted time. The scorer’s rubric will be analyzed so you will understand exactly what is expected within your essay. You will practice writing an essay and receive instructor feedback about ways to improve your writing for the test. Scholarship recipients pay $20. Instructor: Great Lakes Educational Group staff. 1 class.

Parents & Students (Grades 9-12) together. Parents and students are faced with a myriad of choices about college. Let John help you and your student find and identify the resources in your family's search for the right college. Discussion will include what your student needs and wants from school, location, admissions possibilities and finances. This class is intended for parents and students to attend together. Instructor: John B. Boshoven, M.A., M.S.W. 1 class.

ID# 1335.701 FEE: $75

6/1 Wednesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pioneer, Room D111

ID# 1337.701 FEE: $29

ACT Preparation Workshop Grades 10-12. Enrolling in the ACT Preparation Workshop helps you prepare to successfully take the ACT test. This workshop is for students taking the ACT during the remainder of the calendar year. The best method for scoring well on the ACT and replacing anxiety with confidence is to be knowledgeable and well prepared. Information and strategies for each section of the test are included. Bring a CALCULATOR and a WATCH WITH A SECOND HAND. A manual is provided for each participant as part of the fee. Scholarship recipients pay $20. Instructor: Great Lakes Educational Group staff. 1 class. ID# 1329.701 FEE: $79

6/8 Wednesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pioneer, Room D111

The Art of Writing a Winning College Application Essay

Parents and Students Grades 9-12. College admissions officers spend minutes reading an essay, so how can yours be as impressive as Mt. Everest—strong and memorable—and not an anonymous anthill? Learn what admissions officers are looking for, how to bring out your unique writing voice, and engaging ways to emphasize your strengths without bragging. Discuss and take home samples of winning essays. Come to class with a notebook and optional essay drafts for feedback. Expect to leave class energized, with a jumpstart on your essay. Instructor: Debbie Eisenberg Merion. 1 class. 5/26 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday Community, Room 213

Paying for the College that Fits Parents & Students (Grades 9-12) together. Find out where money for college comes from and how to get your fair share. Families will learn about sources of aid, the FAFSA, the College Scholarship Search Profile (CSS), and scholarship searches. Instructor provides resources to help find financial assistance for college. Instructor: John B. Boshoven, M.A., M.S.W. 1 class. ID# 1341.701 FEE: $29

5/9 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Monday Community, Room 213

Prepare Now to Craft Your Best College Essays and Applications  

ID# 1339.701 FEE: $35

4/25 Monday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Community, Room 213

Grades 9-11 (Parents welcome!)  Before the busy fall application season, start now to think about what your college essays and applications will say about you. With the competition for college admission tougher than ever, well-composed essays and applications can make a difference.  What you do this summer also has a bearing on your applications and essays.  The instructor has helped students gain admission to UM, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, and many others. With actual examples of successful essays, find out what makes a compelling essay and application and how to strengthen yours. This class will get you thinking about possible essay topics to highlight  your own characteristics as well as tips to make your applications the best they can be.  Liza Atreya, editor and consultant. 1 class. ID# 1338.701 5/24 FEE: $35 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Tuesday Rec & Ed, Large Conference Room

Meet the Instructors Liza Atreya is a writer and editor with over 20 years of experience.  She is also a former Huron H.S. parent.  Liza is the founder of www.essayandapp.com and has successfully advised numerous students in getting into the colleges of their choice. Through individual attention, she has guided students in choosing their best essay topics, in contemplating things they may not have considered, and in strengthening their essays and applications for admission.

John B. Boshoven, M.A., M.S.W., L.P.C. is an immediate Past Director for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Past President of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) and Past President of the Washtenaw Counseling Association. He serves as Counselor for Continuing Education at Community High School in Ann Arbor, Director of College Counseling at the Frankel Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit in West Bloomfield and has a private college counseling practice. He is a popular school and conference presenter and was awarded the "Counselor That Changes Lives" award in 2010 at NACAC's annual conference in St. Louis. spring 2011 Rec & ED

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Youth Martial Arts

Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Aikido

Grades 1-8. Learn to fly–and land without getting hurt! Aikido is a form of Japanese Budo based on the philosophy and martial arts of the Japanese Samurai. Aikido, the way of harmony, involves redirecting an attack by using throws and pins in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. You will learn to fall safely, plus thowing and locking techniques. You’ll practice movements that improve flexibility, focus and self-control. Instructor: Wade Davis, Aikido Yoshokai Assoc. of North America. 7 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 3311.701 4/18 – 6/6 Monday FEE: $55 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Scarlett, Upper Gym

Sanchin-Ryu’s Karate & Self-Defense Kids Power Karate                                 Grades 1-6. This traditional training emphasizes self-defense, physical fitness, conflict resolution, team work and anti-kidnapping techniques. Designed for children to learn prevention first, along with respecting themselves and others. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Instructor: Professional Karate Schools of America. 6 weeks. No class 5/27, 5/28. ID# 3312.701 4/29 – 6/10 Friday FEE: $35 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM PKSA Dojang ID# 3312.702 FEE: $35

Grades K-8. Get two crucial courses in one: Sanchin-Ryu Karate & SelfDefense and Project: Secure Child (child safety). Children will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are necessary for kids to protect themselves from attackers. Class is set in a fun, yet structured environment. Children will achieve great self-confidence and leadership skills through the physical techniques, mental strategies, drills and exercises. Children focus on healthy attitudes rather than perfection! An ongoing course, you work at your own pace. Instruction is by certified Sanchin- Ryu instructors, who hold a ranking of at least 1st Degree Black Belt. 8 weeks. ID# 3319.701 FEE: $39

4/30 – 6/11 Saturday 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM PKSA Dojang

4/19 – 6/7 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM

Tuesday Forsythe, Gym Annex

Youth Yoga Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53248

Kids Yoga Grades K-5. Yoga provides a positive channel to excessive energy and emotional overload. Using fun yoga postures, music and sound therapy, children develop flexibility and strength. Mats provided or bring your own. Instructor: Lauren Gunzel. 7-8 weeks. class ID#

LOCATION

DAY

times

dates

wks

DATES

no class

3705.701

Ann Arbor Open, Auditorium

Wednesday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4/20- 6/8

7

$45

5/4

3705.702

Lawton, Room 114

Monday

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM

4/18- 6/13

8

$55

5/30

3705.703

Northside, Gym

Tuesday

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM

4/19- 6/7

7

$45

5/3

3705.704

Pattengill, MPR

Thursday

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM

4/21- 6/9

8

$55

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After School Instructional Sports Classes meet from 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM.

8 weeks: $79 Friday* classes 7 weeks: $69

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

After School Hoops – Basketball

FEE: $79

Grades 1-5. Do you love to play Basketball? Want to be a better Basketball player? Then join the coaches from One on One Basketball as they run practice drills in the proper technique of passing, dribbling, shooting and defensive skills. Offensive and defense strategies, teamwork skills, and scrimmages are also covered. All levels welcome. New players will learn fundamentals and skills. Continuing players will increase skills and work on game play. 8 weeks. No class 5/30. Class ID#

Location

Day

Dates

3402.701

Allen

Tuesday

4/19 – 6/7

3402.702

Angell

Monday

4/18 – 6/13

3402.703

Bach

Monday

4/18 – 6/13

3402.704

Dicken

Thursday

4/21– 6/9

3402.705

Haisley

Wednesday

4/20– 6/8

3402.706

Lakewood

Friday*

4/29 – 6/10

After School Kicks – Soccer

FEE: $79

Grades K-5. Do you love to play Soccer? Do you want to learn new skills or improve the ones you have? You’ll run practice drills in the proper techniques of ball control, shooting, passing while playing skill games, learning teamwork (sportsmanship), and most importantly having fun! No matter your skill level, One on One Soccer Coaches adjust their lesson plans to fit each child. 8 weeks. No class 5/30. Class ID#

Location

Day

Dates

Allen

Thursday

4/21 – 6/9

3402.707

Lawton

Wednesday

4/20– 6/8

3401.701

3402.708

Logan

Tuesday

4/19 – 6/7

3401.702

Bach

Friday*

4/29 – 6/10

3402.709

Northside

Wednesday

4/20 – 6/8

3401.703

Bryant

Tuesday

4/19 – 6/7

Dicken

Monday

4/18 – 6/13

3402.710

Pattengill

Wednesday

4/20– 6/8

3401.704

3402.711

Thurston

Tuesday

4/19 – 6/7

3401.705

Haisley

Tuesday

4/19 – 6/7

4/20– 6/8

3401.706

Lakewood

Wednesday

4/20 – 6/8

3401.707

Lawton

Monday

4/18 – 6/13

3401.708

Thurston

Thursday

4/21 – 6/9

3402.712

Wines

Wednesday

After School – Golf FEE: $79

Grades 1-5. Do you want to learn how to play golf or fine tune your skills? We’ll bring the game to you. You will learn the game based on the core values of respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and confidence. No matter your skill level, our lessons will be tailored to each player. Each class will work on the building a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the golf swing, to improving your play. One On One Sports provides all equipment. 8 weeks. No class 5/30.

After School – Lacrosse

FEE: $79

Girls and Boys, Grades 1-5. Do you want to learn how to play Lacrosse? Do you want to improve your skills? Then join the coaches from One on One as they run practice drills in the proper technique of passing, catching, shooting and dodging skills. Offensive and defense strategies, teamwork skills, and scrimmages are also covered. All levels welcome: New players will catch on to the fundamentals quickly. Lesson plans are adjusted accordingly to each player skill level so every child improves! 8 weeks. No class 5/30. Class ID#

Location

Day

Dates

3403.701

Abbot

Monday

4/18 – 6/13

3403.702

Bach

Thursday

4/21 – 6/9

Class ID#

Location

Day

Dates

3403.703

Burns Park

Monday

4/18 – 6/13

3405.701

Abbot

Wednesday

4/20 – 6/8

3403.704

Eberwhite

Wednesday

4/20 – 6/8

3405.702

Angell

Wednesday

4/20 – 6/8

3403.705

Lakewood

Thursday

4/21– 6/9

3405.703

Eberwhite

Monday

4/18 – 6/13

3403.706

Pittsfield

Wednesday

4/20 – 6/8

3405.704

Lawton

Friday*

4/29 – 6/10

3405.705

Wines

Tuesday

4/19– 6/7

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Youth Instructional Sports Register online at www.aareced.com Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233 or 53248

Trampoline and Space Ball

Baton Twirling

Girls and Boys, grades 3-8. Do you love to jump on a trampoline and want to learn tricks? Come to experience the joy of jumping, while learning the proper safety and skill progressions of trampoline. Progress at your own rate. Enjoy time playing Space Ball (a combination of jumping on a trampoline and shooting). Safety and fun are emphasized. All levels welcome. Instructor: Don Botsford, coach of local, state and world champions. 8 weeks. Class held at Gymkhana (Botsford Recreational Preserve), 3015 Miller, Ann Arbor.

Girls and Boys. Grades K-8. New or experienced twirlers. Do you want to learn a new way to express your school spirit? Individual and group routines with marching and twirling are taught. Perform for family and friends! You will have the opportunity to participate in an annual recital/awards presentation and parades (not included with the class). If you need a baton, batons are measured the first day and a $27 fee paid to the coach. Instructor: Jenney Gordon, owner Jenney Lynn's Baton Twirling Academy. 6 weeks.

ID# 3408.701 FEE: $69

4/19 – 6/7 Tuesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Gymkhana

ID# 3430.701 FEE: $49

4/19 – 5/24 Tuesday: Gr. 3-8 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM Pattengill, Gym

ID# 3408.702 FEE: $69

4/20 – 6/8 Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Gymkhana

ID# 3430.702 FEE: $49

4/21 – 5/26 3:50 PM – 4:50 PM

Thursday: Gr. K-5 Burns Park, Gym

ID# 3408.703 FEE: $69

4/21 – 6/9 Thursday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Gymkhana

ID# 3430.703 FEE: $49

4/21 – 5/26 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday: Gr. K-8 Bach, Gym

Youth Gymnastics

Register at www.aareced.com Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53233

Gymnastics

FEE: $55 Boys and Girls, ages 4-Kindergarten (must be 4 by start of class) and Grades 1-5. Gymnastics incorporates strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, discipline and self-esteem into a fun skill building activity. All classes include a combination of floor exercises, vaulting, balance beam, uneven bars and wedge mat. Your child will progress at his/her own rate. Age 4-K Your child will practice skills appropriate for age and experience level. Level I (Grades 1-5) No experience necessary. Level II (Grades 1-5) Prerequisite: Perform a Cartwheel. Level III (Grades 1-5) Prerequisite: Perform a Back Walkover. Parent/Guardian is asked to attend the first class and a group "recital" at the last class. Instructors: Tumble Tot Gymnastics staff. 6 weeks. No class 5/28. class ID#

Level

Day

Time

Dates

Location

3201.701

Ages 4-K

Saturday

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

4/30 – 6/11

Scarlett

3201.702

Level I

Saturday

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM

4/30 – 6/11

Scarlett

3201.703

Level I and II

Saturday

1:10 PM – 2:10 PM

4/30 – 6/11

Scarlett

3201.704

Level II and III

Saturday

12 Noon – 1:00 PM

4/30 – 6/11

Scarlett

Youth Water Polo Water Polo: Youth Boys and Girls, Grades 5-8. Beginning to advanced players welcome. You’ll have a great time learning or improving your water polo game through instruction on individual skills, team fundamentals and scrimmaging. Head Coaches: Evan Koohan and Justin Thoresen, Huron Water Polo. 7 weeks. No class 5/30.

ID# 3597.701 FEE: $39

4/18 – 6/6 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday Huron, Pool

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“Very impressed with how class is run, how active they are during class, how organized the class is and how much fun they have.” k Gracie’s Dad

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734-994-2300, ext. 53232 recedswim@aaps.k12.mi.us


Youth Swim

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53232 Email: recedswim@aaps.k12.mi.us

Pre-K Swim

Ages 3-4 years only. Your preschool-age child will focus on blowing bubbles, splashing, and other basic movements through the use of songs and games. His or her enjoyment of the water will greatly increase and your child will be better prepared for our Learn To Swim levels. This is an independent experience, designed for young children who are already comfortable in the water without a parent. 7 weeks. No class 5/30. ID# 3501.714 FEE: $55

4/18 – 6/6 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Parent/Child Classes

Due to the popularity of this program and the small class size, classes fill quickly. Please list several alternative time choices on your registration, if possible.

Monday High Point, Pool

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Fee per child. These classes require at least one adult to accompany each child E in water. Please Note: If your child is not 100% toilet-trained they will need to wear a swim diaper. 7 or 8 weeks. No class 5/30. INFANT/TOT Parent/child class. Children, from 6 months to 3 years of age, will learn water adjustment, kicking, and getting their face splashed. Parents and children bond with songs and rhymes that help children feel comfortable in the water. PRESCHOOL Parent/child class for 3-5 yr olds. Children will practice basic water adjustment skills and preliminary aquatic skills, and gain independence through the use of games and songs. Children work on skills that prepare them for participation in instructor-led levels. Emphasis is on building confidence and independence from the parent. Class ID#

LEVEL

LOCATION

DAY

TIME

DATES

FEE

3506.703

Infant/Tot

Scarlett

Saturday

10:05 AM – 10:40 AM

4/30 – 6/11

$55

3501.701

Infant/Tot

High Point

Monday

6:30 PM – 7:05 PM

4/18 – 6/6

$55

3506.704

Preschool

Forsythe

Tuesday

5:30 PM – 6:05 PM

4/19 – 6/7

$59

Private and Semi-private Swim Lessons Classes are $120 for four 30-minute private sessions or $80 per participant for four 30-minute semi-private sessions. Various pools, times, and instructors are available. Call the Rec&Ed Swim program at 734-994-2300 ext. 53232, for more information and to schedule convenient times. Due to the large volume of calls we receive, you may need to leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

Pool Water Depths: Forsythe Pool: 3’ 6” to 10’ Scarlett Pool: 3’6” to 10’ High Point Pool: 2’10” to 6’

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Fee per person in the water; each swimmer must D Famil E enroll. Enjoy time in the water with your child. You might practice some newly learned skills or just have fun. An adult must accompany each child in water. Please Note: If your child is not 100% toilet-trained, he or she will need to wear a swim diaper. 6 weeks. No class 5/13. CLASS ID#

LOCATION

DAY

TIME

DATES

FEE

3501.709

Forsythe

Friday

6:10 PM – 7:00 PM

4/29 – 6/10

$19

3501.710

Forsythe

Friday

7:10 PM – 8:00 PM

4/29 – 6/10

$19

Diving Classes Students need to be able to swim one full length of the pool and tread water for one minute in the deep end to take any of these classes. A test of these skills will be given on the first day. If this test is not passed, a refund credit for the class will placed on your account. Beginning diving You will focus on diving fundamentals and will be introduced to diving from the edge of the pool, working up to a front lineup and a one-step hurdle off the board. Stretches and dry-land exercises will be practiced as well. No prior diving experience necessary. 7 weeks Advanced beginning diving You will continue lo work on diving skills. Dives taught will include an up-and-over dive, tuck jump, and a back line-up off the board. Comfort with a line-up and one-step hurdle is necessary prior to attending this class. Stretches and dry-land exercises will be practiced as well. 7 weeks. NEW!

this session! Intermediate Diving You will be coached in the basics of the back dive, front tuck, and front pike. A front flip and an inward dive may also be taught, depending on the comfort and interest of the students. Comfort with a one-step hurdle, front line-up, up-andover dive, and supported back line-up is necessary prior to attending this class. Stretches and dry-land exercises will be practiced as well. 7 weeks. CLASS ID#

Diving LEVEL

LOCATION

DAY

TIME

DATES

FEE

3501.711

Beginning

Skyline

Saturday

12 Noon – 12:45 PM

4/30 – 6/11

$75

3501.712

Advanced Beginning

Skyline

Saturday

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

4/30 – 6/11

$75

3501.713

Intermediate

Skyline

Saturday

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

4/30 – 6/11

$75

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Youth Swim Due to the popularity of this program and the small class size, classes fill quickly. Please list several alternative time choices on your registration, if possible. Classes are for children 6 months and older. If your child is 7 years or older, please have your child use the same-sex locker room. 7 or 8 weeks. No class 5/30.

Learn to Swim Levels Please read the swim level descriptions below carefully for correct class placement. Participants must have the required skill to participate in the selected class. If you have questions regarding swim levels please call 734-994-2300 ext. 53232.

Level 1 Age: 4-6 Requirement: must be comfortable in water without a parent Goal: to become comfortable with head or face in water. Level 1.5 Age: 7-10 Requirement must be comfortable in water without a parent Goal: to become comfortable with head or face in water and take 1-2 independent strokes. Level 2 Age: 4+ Requirement must be comfortable with head or face in water and have overcome their fear of water. Goal: to front and back float independently and take 1-2 strokes by themselves. Level 3 Age: 5+ Requirement: must be able to front and back float independently and take 1-2 strokes by themselves. Goal: to swim independently half the width of the pool (5yds) using both front and back stroke and begin to breathe to the side. Level 4 Age: 6+ Requirement: must be able to swim independently half the width of the pool (5yds) while using side breathing. Goal: to swim independently the full width of the pool using both front and back stroke with good side breathing. Level 5 Age: 7+ Requirement must be able to swim independently the full width of the pool with proper front and backstroke technique. Goal: to swim independently the full width of the pool using breaststroke, backstroke, and front stroke with proper side breathing. Level 6 Age: 7+ Requirement must be able to swim independently the full width of the pool with proper technique, and be comfortable swimming in the deep end. Goal: to swim independently half the length of the pool (15 yds) using front and back stroke, as well as breaststroke, and butterfly full width of the pool. Level 7 Age: 8+ Requirement must be able to swim half the length of the pool using 3 major strokes, and butterfly width of the pool Goal: to be able to swim the full length of the pool (25 yds) using front and back crawl as well as breaststroke, and butterfly half the length of the pool. Level 8 Age: 8+ Requirement must be able to swim the full length of the pool using 3 major strokes, and butterfly half the length of the pool Goal: to be able to swim 2 lengths of the pool (50 yds) using front and back crawl as well as breaststroke, and butterfly 1 full length of the pool, while demonstrating good technique. Level 9 Age: 9+ Requirement must be able to swim 2 full lengths (50 yds) of 3 major strokes, and 1 full length of butterfly with good technique, and have endurance to swim continuously for 1 hour. Goal: to increase endurance (4 full lengths of all 4 major strokes) and learn proper technique for starts and turns.

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Scarlett

Saturday 4/30 – 6/11 7 classes.

FEE: $55

Class ID#

Level

Time

3516.701

Level 1

11:20 AM – 11:55 AM

3516.702

Level 1

12:40 PM – 1:15 PM

3526.701

Level 2

10:40 AM – 11:15 AM

3526.702

Level 2

12 Noon – 12:35 PM

3526.703

Level 2

1:20 PM – 1:55 PM

3536.701

Level 3

11:20 AM – 11:55 AM

3536.702

Level 3

12:40 PM – 1:15 PM

3536.703

Level 3

1:20 PM – 1:55 PM

3546.701

Level 4

12 Noon – 12:35 PM

3556.701

Level 5

10:40 AM – 11:15 AM

3566.701

Level 6

10:05 AM – 10:40 AM

Scarlett

Monday 4/18 – 6/6 No class 5/30. 7 classes. FEE: $55

CLASS ID#

Level

Time

3511.702

Level 1

6:40 PM – 7:15 PM

3511.701

Level 1.5

7:20 PM - 7:55 PM

3521.701

Level 2

6:00 PM - 6:35 PM

3531.701

Level 3

6:00 PM - 6:35 PM

3541.701

Level 4

6:40 PM - 7:15 PM

3551.701

Level 5

7:20 PM - 7:55 PM

Scarlett

Wednesday 4/20 – 6/8 8 classes.

CLASS ID#

Level

TIME

3515.706

Level 1

5:55 PM - 6:30 PM

3525.706

Level 2

5:15 PM – 5:50 PM

3525.716

Level 2

6:35 PM – 7:15 PM

3535.706

Level 3

5:55 PM – 6:30 PM

3545.706

Level 4

5:15 PM – 5:50 PM

3555.706

Level 5

7:15 PM – 7:50 PM

3565.706

Level 6

7:15 PM – 7:50 PM

3585.706

Level 8

6:35 PM – 7:10 PM

Forsythe

FEE: $59

Tuesday & Thursday First Session 4/19 – 5/12. Second Session 5/19 – 6/14

8 classes. Fee: $59

1st SESSION

2nd SESSION

LEVEL

TIME

3516.705

3516.715

Level 1

6:50 PM – 7:25 PM

3526.705

3526.715

Level 2

6:10 PM - 6:45 PM

3536.705

3536.715

Level 3

6:50 PM - 7:25 PM

3546.705

3546.715

Level 4

6:10 PM - 6:45 PM

3576.705

3576.715

Level 7

5:30 PM – 6:05 PM

Competitive Swim – Session 1&2 Fee: $75 3596.705

3596.715

Level 9

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Youth Tennis

Register online at www.aareced.com

Questions? Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53243 Email: shadigiv@aaps.k12.mi.us

Youth Tennis

Classes include instruction, drills, fun games, fitness, agility and team building exercises. Please read the player level descriptions and age levels below carefully for correct class placement. Registered participants ages 8+ may check out a free loaner tennis racquet from the office one week prior to the start of class.

Player Level Descriptions Mighty Mite (Ages 5-7) Learn basic stroke fundamentals and improve hand-eye coordination in a fun games-based approach to tennis. “Short” racquets provided by instructors on-court. Instructors incorporate new USTA QuickStart curriculum. Beginner (Ages 8-10 and 11-15) (Offered in Spring, Summer, Fall) Little or no experience; will learn basic stroke mechanics of forehand, backhand, volley, serve, as well as scoring and basic rules. Advanced Beginner (Ages 9-15) Prerequisite: Beginner or equivalent - can rally the ball using both forehand and backhand from mid to backcourt, hit volleys and serve (inconsistently); will review and improve all strokes, learn more about rules by playing interactive live ball games. Intermediate (Ages 9-15) Prerequisite: Advanced Beginner - can rally from the baseline fairly consistently, feels comfortable at net hitting volleys and overheads, serves fairly consistently from baseline; will work on perfecting all strokes, confidence and consistency, begin match play, and strategy.

Instructional Classes Participants must wear athletic shoes with non-marking soles. 7 classes. Class ID#

Level

Day

Time

Dates

Location

Fee

3603.701

Mighty Mite (Ages 5-7)

Mon/Wed

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

5/2 – 5/23

Clague

$75

3601.701

Beginner (Ages 8-10)

Mon/Wed

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

5/2 – 5/23

Clague

$89

3601.702

Beginner (Ages 8-10)

Tue/Thurs

4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

5/3 – 5/24

Tappan

$89

3601.703

Beginner (Ages 11-15)

Tue/Thurs

5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

5/3 – 5/24

Tappan

$89

3601.704

Adv Beg/Interm (Ages 9-15)

Mon/Wed

4:15 PM -5:30 PM

5/2 – 5/23

Forsythe

$89

Team Tennis First practice includes a skills assessment for proper team placement. Practices are outdoor with no indoor back-up. Players must wear athletic (tennis) court shoes with non-marking soles if practice is at Varsity Tennis Center. Purple Team (Ages 9-14, Intermediate) Prerequisite: Intermediate instructional class or equivalent. Players can serve and rally full court fairly consistently. Purple Team players drill, incorporate net play, match etiquette, strategy and play singles and doubles matches. Great tennis experience for intermediate skill level, middle school/upper elementary players. Red Team (Ages 10-14, Advanced) Prerequisite: Purple Team experience or equivalent. Players consistently serve and rally from the baseline, have proficient net skills, and can comfortably play singles and doubles matches. Participants eligible to play competitively indoors in the late fall and winter on our 14&Under USTA Junior Tennis travel team (Ann Arbor Aces). Gold Team (Ages 13-17, Intermediate-Advanced) Prerequisite: Red Team, JV tennis experience, or equivalent. Participants are encouraged to play competitively on our 18 & Under USTA Junior travel tennis team indoors in the late fall and winter. With Gold Team practice and competitive match play, participants should feel confident playing JV high school tennis. class ID#

Level

Day

Time

Dates

Location

classes

fee

3608.701

Purple Team (Intermediate)

Sunday Tuesday

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

4/26 – 5/22 4/26 – 5/22

Huron Forsythe

8

$135

3608.702

Red Team (Advanced)

Sunday Wednesday

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

4/27 – 5/22 4/27 – 5/22

Huron UM Varsity

8

$145

3608.703

Gold Team (Intermediate/Advanced)

Sunday Thursday

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

4/28 – 5/22 4/28 – 5/22

Pioneer UM Varsity

8

$145

Free intramural tennis for 6th graders offered each spring at AAPS Middle Schools by Ann Arbor Area Community Tennis Association (AAACTA). Program begins the week of April 25. Instruction is provided by adult and high school players. Contact your intramural coordinator or go to www.aaacta.org for more information. spring 2011 Rec & ED

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5 Easy Ways to Register for Spring!

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2.

Online

By mail

Starting now at www.aareced.com First Time? Set up your online account and registration is easy!

Processing begins April 4 Mail your form to REC & ED 1515 S. Seventh St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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5.

By Phone

BY FAX

in person

Starting April 4 Call 734-994-2300, ext. 53275 Pay by credit card

Starting April 4 Fax your form to to 734-994-1454 Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM

Starting April 4 Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM or use the 24 hour Drop Box in our Lobby

For information call 734-994-2300 Registration forms are on pages 60-61 1. Register Online

First Time Online Registration All first time online adult customers must set up an online account in order to register for classes. • Set up your account at www.aareced.com Complete directions are available online. • Online registration is not available for participants who wish to use scholarship or senior discounts.

Online Account Benefits Whether or not you use online registration, setting up your online account allows you to: • See your schedule of REC & ED activities • View transactions regarding classes • Check your account balance • Change your personal information • Print your class receipt at any time

NEW!

2. Mail Your Registration Mail your completed registration form and payment to REC & ED, 1515 S. Seventh, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

3. Phone in Your Registration • During busy registration times or outside of work hours, you will be asked to leave a message with your registration information. • Credit card payment required • Phone in registration is only for classes and activities listed in this catalog • Sorry, no scholarship discounts can be accepted by phone at this time • After April 11 you may enroll in swim classes by calling ext. 53232, subject to availability

4. Fax Your Registration When paying by credit card, you can fax your completed registration form to 734-994-1454, Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Click on the “Register Online” logo

5. Drop Off Your Registration

Browse through all the classes or go directly to an activity and register. • We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards.

Bring your completed registration form and payment to our office and drop it in the secure 24-hour payment drop box located inside the lobby of the REC & ED office located at 1515 S. Seventh, (in the E Wing of Pioneer High School, enter off Seventh Street). The light will come on when the lobby door is opened.

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Rec & Ed Classes & Camps Policies & Information Weather & Facility cancellations

Rec & Ed activities may be cancelled when the Civil Preparedness office issues a severe weather or tornado WARNING. When a school is closed due to power loss or other facility problems, the REC & ED activities in that school are cancelled. Dial 734-994-2300 followed by the appropriate extension. Department-wide, ext. 53114

Fitness, ext. 53132

Instructional /Sports Camps, ext. 53119

Tennis, ext. 53117

Swimming, ext. 53116

Team Sports, ext. 53115

Scholarship Program

REC & ED is proud to offer scholarships. For more information call 994-2300 ext. 53223 or check our website: www.aareced.com. • Fee waivers (scholarships) are available to permanent residents of the Ann Arbor Public School District in need of financial asistance. Scholarship applicants should submit a completed application with residency and income verification at least two weeks before any program registration period. • Each family member may take 1 class or activity each fall, winter and spring term and 2 classes/activities each summer term. • All adults 18 years and older who are scholarship recipients are required to pay a minimum co-pay of $5 for each class plus any materials fee. • Scholarship may not apply to co-sponsored classes, material/ supply charges, field trips or tickets to performances. • A limited number of scholarship registrations can be accepted in some classes. • Each person is required to notify our department, three days before the first class meeting, if a class must be dropped. Failure to notify or attend classes may result in revoking future use of the scholarship program unless good cause is shown. • You can make a donation to our scholarship fund by checking the box in the payment section on the registration form. • Scholarships discount registrations must be mailed or dropped off.

Senior Adult Discounts

• Residents of the Ann Arbor Public School District age 65 and older are eligible for a 50% discount on one class per term. • Date of birth must be provided on the registration form. • The discount does not apply to co-sponsored classes, material and supplies charges, field trips or tickets to performances. • Online registration is not available for Senior discounts.

Allergies

REC & ED Staff will follow the Ann Arbor Public Schools’ No Nut Snack and Nutrition policy. If you receive a message or see a sign indicat-

ing that a building, or area in a building, is nut or dairy-free, please be respectful of that rule. If your child has any allergies or medical conditions of which we should be aware, please indicate on the registration form. If your child has an allergy action plan, please let us

know at least two weeks in advance of your child’s participation in the camp. Call 734-994-2300 ext. 53219.

Cancellation/Credit Policy

Please let us know as soon as possible if you do not plan to participate in a class or activity so we can contact someone on the wait list. You’re entitled to a credit on your Rec & Ed account if: • You let us know at least three business days prior to the first day of the class or activity and • You submit your request in writing by e-mail to: refunds@aaps.k12.mi.us or by mail to: REC & ED Refund Request 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Cancellation requests received less than three days prior to the first day of class will only be approved for extraordinary circumstances and will be charged a $10 cancellation fee. Refunds will be paid in full when classes are cancelled by Rec & Ed. If a class or activity is cancelled due to weather, mechanical failure, or other unexpected problems, an effort will be made to schedule a make-up session. If it is not possible to provide a make-up time, no partial refunds will be given. There is no refund, credit or reduction of fees for classes missed by a student. Camp cancellations Written requests for full credits for camp cancellations must be received 15 days before the start of camp. Requests received less than 15 days before the start of camp will be proportionately reduced. A $25 administrative fee will be charged for each refund request. Full camp cancellation/credit policy can be found online at aareced.com under “camps”.

Wait List Policy

Participants who register after a class or camp has reached its maximum enrollment will be placed on a wait list for that class. • A wait list confirmation will be mailed. • You will be contacted when an opening is available. • Please do not attend the class for which you are wait listed until you are notified by our office. If an opening does not occur, payment made with an individual check will be returned to the payer. Payment made with a single check for multiple registrations will be credited to the payor’s account. This credit may be used for future registrations or will be refunded upon receipt of a written request. Credit cards are not charged for classes that are wait listed.

Class Transfers

Transfers within a program area (example, swim class–to–swim class) are subject to class availability, and must be requested before the second scheduled class.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Everyone is welcome to enroll in all of the classes offered in this catalog. If you need special accommodations to participate, we will be happy to work with you. We also offer classes that are specifically designed for adults and teens with mental or physical challenges.  Please call at least two weeks in advance if you are requesting special accommodations, whether you enroll online or by mail. For more information call 734-994-2300, ext. 53219.

Registration and PaymenT • • •

Make your check or money order payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS). If you wish to pay in cash, bring it to the office during office hours (see page 2). We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please complete that section on the registration form. Scholarships discounts can not be processed through online at this time. spring 2011 Rec & ED

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spring 2011 registration Form

Office Use

Please print and fill out completely. Use separate form for each payor

______ of _______

Residency: Is your primary residence within the Ann Arbor Public School District? Yes q No q Do you have a current REC & ED scholarship? Yes q No q Pending q ID#________________ Change in address or phone for registrant since last registration? Yes q No q Change in address or phone for payor since last registration? Yes q No q

class class & & Camp Camp Selections Selections class/camp ID#

#2 #1 Participant Participant Information Information

Class/camp title

Batch # _________ Trans # _________

Office Use

Fee firST NAME _______________________________________________

q CK q CA Last NAME ________________________________________________

q CC q CR

address_______________________________City ________________ # _____________ ST ______ ZIP ______________ Phone __________________________ Birthdate_______________ Gender: M q F q GRADE ___________ School child will attend in Fall 11 ______________________________ REQUIRED INFORMATION: for youth enrolling in class or camp

Total $__________ Disc. ___________

emergency contact Name _________________________________________________________________ PHONE: (__________) __________________________________ Does your child have any allergies or medical conditions? q No q Yes (EXPLAIN) _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ DATE ___________________________ SIGNATURE ______________________________________________

class & Camp Selections class/camp ID#

#2 Participant Information

Class/camp title

Office Use

Fee firST NAME _______________________________________________ Last NAME ________________________________________________

q CK q CA q CC q CR

address_______________________________City ________________

# _____________

ST ______ ZIP ______________ Phone __________________________

Total $__________

Birthdate_______________ Gender: M q F q GRADE ___________

Disc. ___________

School child will attend in Fall 11 ______________________________ REQUIRED INFORMATION: for youth enrolling in class or camp

Payor Name

(Person paying for classes(es) activities

emergency contact Name _________________________________________________________________ PHONE: (__________) __________________________________ Does your child have any allergies or medical conditions? q No q Yes (EXPLAIN) _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ DATE ___________________________ SIGNATURE ______________________________________________

First Name _____________________________________ Last Name____________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street

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Include payment: Credit from REC & ED account:

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Home Phone (_______) ________________________________ Work Phone (_________)__________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________________ Birthdate________________ Gender: M q F q

payment METHOD:

Credit cards

City

Make check payable to: AAPS (Ann Arbor Public Schools) Do not send cash

q Check q credit card q Scholarship # __________________ q Credit on REC & ED Account

Name _________________________________________________________________________________________ Print your name exactly as it appears on the credit card q VISA q Mastercard q AM EXPRESS

Total Fee (Required) $ ________________________________________

Sorry we cannot accept debit cards at this time Card # _____________________________________________ Exp. Date _____________ CVV# ________________ 3-digit security code

Signature (required) __________________________________________________________________________ I agree to pay above total amount according to the card issuers agreement and the REC & ED Refund/Credit policy as listed in this catalog.

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Amount Paid: $_______________

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spring 2011 registration Form

Office Use

Please print and fill out completely. Use separate form for each payor

______ of _______

Residency: Is your primary residence within the Ann Arbor Public School District? Yes q No q Do you have a current REC & ED scholarship? Yes q No q Pending q ID#________________ Change in address or phone for registrant since last registration? Yes q No q Change in address or phone for payor since last registration? Yes q No q

class class & & Camp Camp Selections Selections class/camp ID#

#2 #1 Participant Participant Information Information

Class/camp title

Batch # _________ Trans # _________

Office Use

Fee firST NAME _______________________________________________ Last NAME ________________________________________________

q CK q CA q CC q CR

address_______________________________City ________________ # _____________ ST ______ ZIP ______________ Phone __________________________ Birthdate_______________ Gender: M q F q GRADE ___________ School child will attend in Fall 11 ______________________________

REQUIRED INFORMATION: for youth enrolling in class or camp

Total $__________ Disc. ___________

emergency contact Name _________________________________________________________________ PHONE: (__________) __________________________________ Does your child have any allergies or medical conditions? q No q Yes (EXPLAIN) _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ DATE ___________________________ SIGNATURE ______________________________________________

class & Camp Selections class/camp ID#

#2 Participant Information

Class/camp title

Office Use

Fee firST NAME _______________________________________________ Last NAME ________________________________________________

q CK q CA q CC q CR

address_______________________________City ________________

# _____________

ST ______ ZIP ______________ Phone __________________________

Total $__________

Birthdate_______________ Gender: M q F q GRADE ___________

Disc. ___________

School child will attend in Fall 11 ______________________________ REQUIRED INFORMATION: for youth enrolling in class or camp

emergency contact Name _________________________________________________________________ PHONE: (__________) __________________________________ Does your child have any allergies or medical conditions? q No q Yes (EXPLAIN) _____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ DATE ___________________________ SIGNATURE ______________________________________________

Payor Name

(Person paying for classes(es) activities

First Name _____________________________________ Last Name____________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street

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Make check payable to: AAPS (Ann Arbor Public Schools) Do not send cash

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Include payment: Credit from REC & ED account:

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Home Phone (_______) ________________________________ Work Phone (_________)__________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________________ Birthdate________________ Gender: M q F q

payment METHOD:

Credit cards

City

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q Check q credit card q Scholarship # __________________ q Credit on REC & ED Account

Name _________________________________________________________________________________________ Print your name exactly as it appears on the credit card q VISA q Mastercard q AM EXPRESS

Total Fee (Required) $ ________________________________________

Sorry we cannot accept debit cards at this time Card # _____________________________________________ Exp. Date _____________ CVV# ________________ 3-digit security code

Signature (required) __________________________________________________________________________

$ ___________________ q $1 donation to the REC & ED Scholarship Fund

Amount Paid: $_______________

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Mail entire form to: REC & ED spring 2011 1515 S. Seventh St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103

I agree to pay above total amount according to the card issuers agreement and the REC & ED Refund/Credit policy as listed in this catalog.

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REC & ED Class Map Key Use the letters above and the numbers along the right side of the map to find the locations.

REC & ED Locations REC & ED Office/Conference Room, Classrooms and Lounge 1515 S. Seventh, E Wing, Pioneer Enter at Pioneer High Dr. off 7th Street Ann Arbor Preschool & Family Center 2775 Boardwalk CAB- Eberbach Cultural Arts Building 1220 S. Forest St, at corner of Wells Street High Point 1735 S. Wagner Road WISD-Washtenaw Intermediate School District 1819 S. Wagner Road

Elementary Schools

Abbot 2670 Sequoia Parkway Allen 2560 Towner Boulevard Angell 1608 S. University Bach 600 W. Jefferson Bryant 2150 Santa Rosa Drive Burns Park 1414 Wells Street Carpenter 4250 Central Boulevard Dicken 2135 Runnymede Eberwhite 800 Soule Haisley 825 Duncan King 3800 Waldenwood Drive Lakewood 344 Gralake Lawton 2250 S. Seventh Logan 2685 Traver Ann Arbor Open @ Mack 920 Miller Mitchell 3550 Pittsview Northside 912 Barton Drive Pattengill 2100 Crestland Drive Pittsfield 2543 Pittsfield Boulevard Thurston 2300 Prairie Wines 1701 Newport Road

Middle Schools Clague Forsythe Scarlett Slauson Tappan

High Schools Community Huron Pioneer Roberto Clemente Skyline Stone School

2616 Nixon Road 1655 Newport Road 3300 Lorraine 1019 W. Washington 2251 E. Stadium Boulevard

Other REC & ED Class Sites (E-7) (G-9) (G-7) (A-7) (A-8)

(B-4) (I-9) (H-6) (F-5) (I-10) (H-7) (N-9) (C-7) (E-6) (C-4) (M-5) (B-5) (D-8) (J-2) (F-4) (K-10) (H-3) (I-8) (L-9) (K-2) (D-3)

(K-2) (E-3) (K-10) (D-5) (I-7)

401 N. Division (F-5) 2727 Fuller Road (K-5) 601 W. Stadium Boulevard (E-7) 4377 Textile Road (N-12) 2552 N. Maple Road (B-3) 2800 Stone School Road (I-9)

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A. Balance Point Fitness (E-11) 3770 Plaza Drive, Suite 1 B. Big George’s Home Appliance Mart (C-6) 2019 W. Stadium Boulevard C. Bodies in Balance (E-5) 211 E. Ann Street D. Colonial Lanes Bowling (H-8) 1950 S. Industrial Highway E. Quality 16 Movie Theatre (A-4) 3696 Jackson Road F. Harmony Yoga (C-7) 1955 Pailine, Suite 100B G. Ita Yoga Studio (K-3) 2745 Plymouth Road H. Frame Factory (L-8) 3540 W. Washtenaw Avenue I Northside Community Center (H-4) 809 Taylor J. Peaceful Dragon School (C-7) 1945 Pauline, Suite B K. Sun Moon Yoga Studio (E-6) 404 W. Huron M. Coffee House Creamery (A-4) 3790 Jackson Road N. Whole Foods Market (K-8) 3135 Washtenaw Avenue 0. Westarbor Animal Hospital (A-4) 6011 Jackson Road P. Wright’s Studio ( H-8 ) 1386 Coler R. Matthaei Botanical Gardens (O-4) 1800 N. Dixboro Road S. Nichols Arboretum (H-5) 1610 Washington Heights T. PKSA Dojang (E-11) 3770 Plaza Dr., Suite 2 U. Copper Leaf Crossing/Creature Conservancy (A-12) 4940 Ann Arbor Saline Road V. Gymkhana (B-3) 3015 Miller Ave. (Botsford Recreational Preserve) X. WHC: Ellen Thompson Women’s Health Center (O-8) 5420 Elliott Dr., campus St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Z. University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center (G-9) 2250 S. State Street other LOCATIONS (not on map) Baron Glassworks, 838 Railroad Street The Chippewa Club, 2525 Golfside Road Old Friends Farm, 11131 Scio Church Road, Chelsea


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Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation 1515 S. Seventh St • Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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! Get on the mailing list now for the REC & ED Youth Team Sports your kids want to play this year! Our teams are well-coached by fair and enthusiastic volunteers who strive to give all of the participants a well-rounded and enjoyable team-building and learning experience.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for any of the following sports for boys and girls, complete this form and mail or fax it to REC & ED Youth Sports. If your child participated in a youth sport last season, you are automatically on the mailing list for that sport.

Check all sports that apply:

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YOUTH #1 name _________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________ City_______________________________________ ZIP __________________________ Phone __________________________________________________________________

c Winter Youth Futsal - Boys & Girls, grades 1-5

Birthdate__________________________ grade __________ Gender: M q F q

c Winter Youth Basketball - Boys & Girls, grades 4-8

email ___________________________________________________________________

c Winter High School Basketball - Boys & Girls, grades 9-12 c Spring Youth Flag Football - Boys & Girls, grades 3-8 c Spring Youth Field Hockey - Boys & Girls, grades 3-8 c Spring Youth Soccer - Boys & Girls, grades K-8 c Summer Kindergarten T-Ball, Boys & Girls, grade K c Summer Baseball - Boys & Girls, grades 1-8

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YOUTH #2 name _________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________ City_______________________________________ ZIP __________________________

c Summer Softball - Girls, grades 1-8

Phone __________________________________________________________________

c Summer High School Volleyball - Girls, grades 9-12

Birthdate__________________________ grade __________ Gender: M q F q

c Fall Youth Volleyball - Boys & Girls, grades 4-9

email ___________________________________________________________________

c Fall Youth Field Hockey - Boys & Girls, grades 3-6 c Fall Youth Lacrosse - Boys & Girls, grades 3-9 c Fall Youth Soccer - Boys & Girls, grades K-8 c Fall Youth Basketball - Boys & Girls, grades 2-4

Mail to: REC & ED Youth Sports FAX TO: 1515 S. Seventh St. 734-994-1454 64 Ann Rec & ED Arbor, Spring 2011 MI 48103 (8AM-5PM only)

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YOUTH #3 name _________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________ City_______________________________________ ZIP __________________________ Phone __________________________________________________________________ Birthdate__________________________ grade __________ Gender: M q F q email ___________________________________________________________________


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