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Fall 2019 A Publication of the Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Programming and Civic Outreach

Registration Begins Monday, August 26 Register Online at www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet

F a ll 2019 Fall


Rio Rancho Parks & Recreation Registration Information

Program Age Range

Community Center

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Registration for programs will begin on Monday, August 26. Registration is ongoing at the

Program

Parks & Recreation Office, 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Suite 100. Registration deadlines are listed with each program. Programs fill up quickly so please register early!

Adult 6 vs 6 Flag Football

Ages 18 and Up

Rio Rancho Sports Complex

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Adult Ballet

Ages 16 and Up

Sabana Grande Recreation Center

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Adult Softball League

Ages 18 and Up

Rio Rancho Sports Complex

9

Adult Tennis

Ages 18 and Up

High Resort Park

9

Aquatics

All Ages

Rio Rancho Aquatics Center

All registration or participation fees shall be paid at the time of registration and prior to participation in any program or activity. Phone registrations cannot be done for the first one to three days after registration begins. Please review the Aquatic Center schedule for evening and weekend registration. For your convenience we accept VISA, Master Card, Discover, American Express, cash, money orders, and cashiers checks. Any check returned as unpaid will be charged a $35 service fee. The City of Rio Rancho assumes no liability for any claims that may arise from participation in any program or activity listed in this brochure.

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Archery

Ages 6 and Sabana Grande Recreation Up Center

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Athletes in Action

Ages 7-13

Haynes Park Roskos Field

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Babes in Artland

Ages 2-5

Cabezon Community Center

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Inclusion for special needs populations will be a standard for all Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department programs. If special accommodations are required, please inform staff upon registration.

Beyond the Bell Teen Homework Club

Grades 6th-8th

Star Heights Recreation Center

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Breakfast with Santa

All Ages

Sabana Grande Recreation Center

14

Refund Policy

Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch

All Ages

Santa Ana Star Center

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Great Goblin Get Together

All Ages

Star Heights Recreation Center

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Ages 3-13

Sabana and Star Heights Recreation

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Sabana Grande Recreation Center

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Inclusion

Refunds are granted if the request is prior to the registration deadline and the withdrawal is not detrimental to the program. There will be a $15 administrative fee. If a refund is requested after the registration deadline and it is determined that the refund will be detrimental to the program (i.e. group rates based upon registration numbers), then no refund may be given.

Gymnastics Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival

All Ages

Home School P.E

Ages 6-15

Haynes Park Roskos Field

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Kidszone

Ages 3-5

Sabana Grande Recreation Center

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Kourt Kids

Ages 4-9

Haynes Park Basketball Courts

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Little Chippers

Ages 4-9

Haynes Park Roskos Field

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Little Dinosaurs

Ages 2-5

Cabezon Community Center

10

Little Farmers

Ages 2-5

Cabezon Community Center

10

Little Jungle Adventurer

Ages 2-5

Cabezon Community Center

10

Little Kickers

Ages 4-9

Haynes Park Roskos Field

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Little Ocean Explorer

Ages 2-5

Cabezon Community Center

10

Little Rackets

Ages 4-9

Haynes Park Tennis Courts

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Little Safari Adventure

Ages 2-5

Cabezon Community Center

10

Little Seusses

Ages 2-5

Cabezon Community Center

10

Middle School Tennis

Grades 6th-8th

Rio Rancho

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Mommy & Me Yoga

Ages 2-5

Cabezon Community Center

10

Pigskin Players

Ages 4-9

Haynes Park

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Pooch Plunge

All Ages

Haynes Park and Pool

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Table of Contents

Red Cross Baby-sitting

Ages 12 and Up

Sabana Grande Recreation Center

12

City Addresses & Phone Numbers........................ Page 4

Salsa Dancing

Ages 16 and Up

Star Heights Recreation Center

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Santa for Seniors

Cabezon Community Center

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SilverSneakers

Star Heights Recreation Center

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Sabana Grande Recreation Center

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If refunds are requested prior to the service starting and there are participants willing to take the space of the person requesting the refund, then a refund may be processed with a $15 administrative fee. If a refund request is made after the start of the service, a pro-rated fee may be refunded and the new person filling the vacancy may pay a pro-rated registration fee.

Aquatics..................................................................Pages 5 - 6 Athletics Youth Programs.......................................................Page 7 - 8 Adult Programs.............................................................Page 9

Thimbleweed Quilters

All Ages

Tumbling

Ages 10-17

Star Heights Recreation Center

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Winter Break Escape

Ages 6-14

Sabana Grande Recreation Center

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Classes & Programs Children’s............................................................Page 10 - 12 Children/Teen......................................................Page 12 - 13 Teen/Adult..................................................................Page 13 Family Fun..................................................................Page 14

Winterfest Celebration

All Ages

Rio Rancho Civic Center

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Yoga

Ages 16 and Up

Star Heights Recreation Center

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Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful............................................Page 17

Youth Basketball League

Grades 3rd-6th

Rio Rancho

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Map of Parks & Facilities................................................Page 3

Youth/Teen Tennis

Senior Services.................................................Pages 18 - 19

Zumba

Ages 11-16 Haynes Park, Tennis Courts Ages 16 and Up

Sabana Grande Recreation Center

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Special Events...................................................Page 15 Public Libraries.................................................Page 16

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Parks, Recreation and Community Services


Map of Parks & Facilities

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to accurately depict the mapped area, errors and omissions may occur. A map is like any other illustration or model and can only be an approximation. This map is not a survey, nor is it a zone map. It is intended for use as a land use management and planning tool. Therefore, no guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, is given as to the fitness of this data for any other purpose.

Mountain View Park Vista Grande E.S. Vista Grande Park

Enchanted Hills Park

Mountain View M.S.

Los Montoyas Park Cielo Azul E.S. King Meadows Park

Sandia Vista E.S. Sports Complex North

Havasu Park

Clayton Meadows Park

City Hall

Zia Park

V. Sue Cleveland H.S.

Cielo Grande Park

Bosque Trail

Colinas del Norte E.S.

North Hills Park High Range Park Big Brothers Big Sisters Park

Canyon Park

Rio Vista Park

Rio Rancho M.S.

Sierra Norte II Park Trailhead Park

Enchanted Hills E.S.

E. Stapleton E.S. Shining Stars P.S.

Eagle Ridge M.S.

Loma Colorado Library Aquatics Center

Olympus Park

Loma Colorado Park Los Milagros Park

Vista Hills Park

Vista Sandia Park

R.R. Sports Complex

Lincoln M.S. Cielo Vista Park

Veja Baja Park

Star Heights Recreation Sugar Park and Learning Center

Rainbow Park Rainbow Pool and Community Center

Leon Grande Park Rio Rancho E.S.

Snead Park Star Heights Park

Veteran's Monument Park Nicklaus Park

Puesta del Sol E.S.

M. Cordova E.S.

Roadrunner Park

R.R. Cyber Academy Meadowlark Senior Center

Alpine Xeric Park

Ann Park Chianti Park Cabezon Pool and Community Center

A Park Above Gateway Park

Esther Bone Sabana Grande Recreation and Art Centers Library Sabana Heights Park

M.L.K. Jr. E.S.

Cabezon Park

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Clearview Park

Haynes Park

Haynes Recreation Center and Pool

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o DISCLAIMER: All information in this map is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. This map is not a survey and should only be used for graphical purposes only.

Parks City Facilities Schools City Boundary

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General Information Message from the Director: Welcome to Rio Rancho’s Parks and Recreation Department! Our job is to provide recreational opportunities for the community by offering enrichment classes, youth sports, adult sports, opportunities to exercise, aquatics, senior programs, community events, great parks, and a lot of open space. We have partnerships with the Rio Rancho School District, Silver Sneakers, Cibola and Sunset Little League, the Rio Rancho Libraries, YAFL, Sandoval

County, charitable organizations, and local businesses to increase our reach in the community. Please browse through features of our brochure and get involved by signing up for a recreation class, receiving Facebook notifications, or getting to know your Parks and Recreation Commission. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please contact our department at 505-891-5015, or email us at parksandrec@rrnm.gov.

Mission Statement opportunities for all age groups from pre-school to older adults. Please take advantage of the programs we offer, the events we host, and the parks and the open spaces. Thanks for browsing our brochure and I look forward to seeing you in the community. For more information on upcoming events, please visit www.santaanastarcenter.com

Sincerely,

How to Watch a Good Program Die Nothing kills a recreation program faster than residents who wait until the last minute to register. There is a point when a program must be cancelled or modified if there is insufficient registration. All programs require a high level of coordination often including facility scheduling, staffing, volunteer recruitment and purchasing of supplies.

Connie Peterson Director

We offer recreation

Online Registration System

Photo Policy Participants permit the taking of photos and videos of themselves and their children during Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department activities, programs, and special events for publication and use as the department deems necessary.

You are able to register for programs offered through the Parks and Recreation Department online by going to the following website: www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet. In addition to registering for classes online, you will still be able to register for programs by calling Rio Rancho City Hall at (505) 891-5015 or by visiting either of the following locations: • •

“To create and maintain spaces and activities that grow a greater sense of community and enhance the quality of life for its residents.”

Volunteers

City Hall - 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Suite 100, Rio Rancho, NM 87144 Aquatic Center - 745 Loma Colorado Blvd. NE Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Please call (505) 891-5015 with questions about the Active Net online registration system.

Many of our programs depend on volunteer help. If you wish to put your expertise to use in a program or would like to find out what volunteer opportunities are available, please call us at (505) 891-5015.

Sponsorship Parks, Recreation and Community Services Telephone Numbers & Addresses Parks, Recreation and Community Services .............. ...........................................................................891-5015 Fax ...........................................................................891-5205 3200 Civic Center Circle NE Suite 100 Rio Rancho, 87144 Cabezon Pool .......................................................892-4499 2307 Cabezon Blvd. NE Cabezon Community Center..........................892-4499 Facility Coordinator - Madeline Torrez 2307 Cabezon Blvd. NE Haynes Pool ..........................................................892-8232 2006 Grande Blvd. Haynes Community Center.............................891-7240 Facility Coordinator - Lorenzo Green 2006 Grande Blvd.

City of Rio Rancho Departments/Divisions Administration (Mayor & City Manager) ....891-5002 Animal Control ....................................................891-5075 City Clerk ...............................................................891-5004 City Hall ..................................................................891-5000 City Hall - (TTY) ...................................................891-1365 Convention & Visitors Bureau.........................891-7258 Development Services .....................................891-5005 Esther Bone Memorial Branch Library ........891-5012 Financial Services ...............................................891-5010 Fire Department .................................................891-5840 Human Resources ..............................................891-5011 Loma Colorado Main Library ..........................891-5013 Motor Vehicle Division Office .........................891-5014 Municipal Court ..................................................891-5980 Police Department .............................................891-5900 Public Works .........................................................891-5016 Rio Metro ...............................................................994-1608 Rio Metro - (TTY) ................................................891-7257 Senior Services ....................................................891-5018 Utilities Division ..................................................891-5020

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center .............................891-5230 Aquatic Manager - Bianca Baca 745 Loma Colorado Blvd. Rio Rancho Sports Complex 3501 High Resort Blvd. Sabana Grande Recreation Center ...............891-7255 Facility Coordinator - Jenniffer Harvey 4110 Sabana Grande Ave.

Boy Scouts of America ......................................345-8603 Boys & Girls Club .................................................892-3191 Chamber of Commerce ....................................892-1533 Cibola Little League ...........................................307-2106 Congressman Ben R. Lujan..............................994-0499 Girl Scouts of Chaparral Council ...................343-1040 Rio Rancho Public Schools ..............................896-0667 Special Olympics ................................................892-8744 Sunset Little League ..........................................249-0838 YAFL (Young America Football League) .....881-1984 www.nmyafl.com

Star Heights Recreation Center .....................891-7230 Facility Coordinator - Krista Peralta 800 Polaris Blvd.

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Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department

Governing Body of Rio Rancho Greggory D. Hull, Mayor Councilor Jim Owen District One Councilor Jeremy Lenentine District Two Councilor Bob Tyler District Three Councilor Marlene Feuer District Four Councilor Jennifer Flor District Five Councilor David Bency District Six

Parks & Recreation Commission

Community Information Rainbow Pool .......................................................891-7265 301 Southern Blvd.

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has many opportunities for sponsorships. We offer only first-class, quality programs and special events. If you are interested in how we can help you reach your customers and promote your business, contact Connie Peterson at (505) 891-5015.

Commissioner Tischa Becker - District One Vacant - District Two Commissioner Ellen Herea - District Three Commissioner Christopher Marsh - District Four Commissioner Patricia French Barger - District Five Commissioner Lisa Leiding - District Six Commissioner Talal Saint-Lot - At Large

Regular Parks & Recreation Commission meetings are on the third Monday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 PM. The meetings are televised on Cable One Rio Vision (channel 15) and available online at www.rrnm.gov. The public is encouraged to attend.

www.rrnm.gov/ParksandRec or (505) 891-5015


Aquatics

745 Loma Colorado Blvd. • Rio Rancho, NM 87124 • (505) 891-5230

Aquatic Center Closures

Special Announcements

Monday, September 2 Monday, October 14 Monday, November 11 Thursday, November 28 Friday, November 29 Tuesday, December 24 Wednesday, December 25 Wednesday, January 1

The Aquatic Center will not be open to the public until 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 14 due to the Patriot Triathlon. The Aquatic Center will be closed December 7 and 14, and February 1 due to Swim Meets.

RRAC Hours Through May 25, 2020

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center Winter Break Hours

(Subject to change)

Recreation Swim For everyone Lap Swim *Adults only please.

Friday

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday

12:00 NOON to 6:00 PM

Monday to Thursday

6:00 AM to 11:00 AM 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Friday

6:00 AM to 11:00 AM 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

*Number of available lanes varies throughout the day.

Diving Boards

Saturday & Sunday

12:00 NOON to 6:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday

12:00 NOON to 6:00 PM

*Must demonstrate the ability to swim one length of the pool The Aquatic Center will be closed the first Monday of every month until 2:00 PM for pool maintenance.

December 26 to January 3 • Monday to Thursday Noon to 5:00 PM • Friday Noon to 7:00 PM • Saturday and Sunday Noon to 6:00 PM

Admission Fees Children - $3 Teens - $4 Adult - $4 Seniors - $3

s Passe ble Availa

Indoor Cycling Whether you’re an experienced outdoor cyclist or your feet haven’t touched the pedals since you were a kid, indoor group cycling has something for you. Cycling provides you with a fantastic cardiovascular workout, which is the key to a healthy body and strong heart. Padded cycling shorts and heart rate monitors are recommended but not required. All fitness levels are welcome. • • • •

9:00 AM: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00 PM: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM: Saturdays Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

Yoga Enjoy a gentle flow in motion followed by a substantial and soothing sequence of seated poses that leave you feeling complete and nourished. • •

10:00 AM: Mondays and Fridays Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

*All classes are subject to change. Please visit www.rrnm.gov to view the most up to date schedule of classes.

Aquacise Class Times

Class Descriptions

Monday 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Aqua Circuit 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Deep Water

Aqua Fitness: Low-impact, high/low intensity, upright, shallow water workout set to music held in the recreation pool.

Tuesday 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Aqua Therapy 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Aqua Zumba 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Aqua Fitness Wednesday 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Aqua Fitness 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Aqua Circuit 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Aqua Fitness Thursday 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Aqua Therapy 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Aqua Zumba Friday 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Aqua Fitness/Deep Water Combo 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Aqua Circuit

Fitness Class Information • • • • •

$30 per month - unlimited land and water classes $5 - Drop-in Fee Ages 15 and up First come first served Pool passes and pricing apply to water classes only

Aqua Therapy: Low-impact, low-intensity workout that emphasizes range of motion, strength training, and stretching held in either the recreation or exit pool. Aqua Zumba: Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting, and hollering is often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, the Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, and water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief. Aqua Circuit: Tone and sculpt your body with no impact to your joints. This water aerobics workout is a blend of cardio and resistance training, and may incorporate resistance tools such as buoyant water weights, resistance bands, and noodles.

Piyo A hybrid class that combines the practice of yoga and Pilates, as well as the principles of stretch, strength training, conditioning and dynamic movement. In this hour long class you will get the benefits of muscle sculpting, core firming, and fat burning from this low impact workout. • • •

10:00 AM: Wednesdays 5:00 PM: Thursdays Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

Circuit City This class is the perfect combination of heart-pumping cardio and intense resistance training. You’ll hit every muscle group as you burn calories zipping through stations of different fitness equipment that may include TRX suspension ropes, kettle bells, medicine balls, jump ropes, and weights. This class is ideal for both men and women of all fitness levels who want total body results in a limited amount of time. • • •

9:00 AM: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 PM: Mondays and Wednesdays Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

No land or water classes December 16 thru January 1

Register for programs online by visiting: www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet

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Aquatics

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9

Session 10

Session 11

9/7 - 10/12

10/19 - 11/16

1/4 - 2/8**

9/3 - 9/24

9/4 - 9/25

10/1 - 10/22

Saturday only

T&Th

M&W

10/29 11/21**

1/7 - 1/28

Sat. only

10/28 11/20**

1/6 - 1/29**

Saturday only**

9/30 10/23**

M&W

T&Th

M&W

T&Th

8:30 AM

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9:20 AM

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10:10 AM

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11:00 AM

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Time

T&Th

M&W

**No classes due to special events and closures on 09/14, 10/14, 10/31 11/11, 11/25 through 11/30, 1/20, and 2/1**

4:50 PM

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About the Learn to Swim Program Registration Swim lesson registration will be ongoing online, at the Parks & Recreation Office in City Hall and the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center. During the Week Session .................$42 Saturday Only ......................................$30 Please read the following descriptions to determine what class best fits your child’s abilities. Staff will make any necessary adjustments during the classes to ensure your child has the best experience. *Participants must fall in the age range and have successfully completed each previous level to advance to next class.

1. Parent & Tot (Ages 6 months -3 years) Parent must accompany child in the water. Goals include water adjustment, getting in/out, doggie paddle, and safety skills. Max: 10

4. Sea Horses (Beginner - Ages 4 to 7) Students learn beginning techniques of front crawl stroke, how to use a kick board, jumping in, safety skills, and rules. Max: 6

2. Tadpoles (Preschool - Ages 3 to 5) Students learn basic water skills, water acclimation, submerging, breath control, and safety skills/rules on their own. Max: 6

5. Sunfish (Beginner Intermediate Ages 5 to 9) Students work on front crawl stroke emphasizing kicking, breathing, and arm stroke technique. Safety skills, recovery after falling in deep water and water safety tips. Max: 6

3. Sea Shells (Early beginners - Ages 4 to 7) Students learn basic water skills, floating, submerging, breath holding, safety skills, and rules. Max: 6

Home School Swim Team This is a great opportunity to get some exercise and meet some new friends. This is a non-competitive team where you will learn the four proper swim strokes. Participants must be able to complete one length of the pool as a prerequisite for the class and will be grouped by ability. There will be an inter-squad swim meet at the conclusion of the class on October 16 and December 4. Registration Deadline: On-going • Session 1 - September 9 to October ber 16 (No practice October 14) Session 2 - October 21 to December mber 4 (No practice November 11 and Novem November 25 and 27) • Monday and Wednesday • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM • Rio Rancho Aquatic Center • Min: 10 Max: 20 • $50 - Mondays & Wednesdays $25 - Wednesdays only • Ages 7 to 15

6. Sting Rays (Intermediate - Ages 6 to 10) Students review and improve on front crawl and learn backstroke. Introduced to deeper water, safety skills, and rules. Max: 6

7. Barracudas (Advanced Intermediate - Ages 7 to 12) Students review backstroke and front crawl skills. Heavy emphasis on safety, how to start dive, and by the end of class the ability should be achieved to swim 25 yards of front crawl. Max: 8 8. Dolphins (Pre-Swim Team - Ages 8 and up) Students review strokes, learn rescue backstroke, breaststroke, and underwater swimming. Max: 8 9. The Adult Class is designed for adults who want to learn to swim for the first time and would like to learn basic swimming techniques. The class will be tailored for each individual and is right for any adult who has the desire to learn, even those who may have a fear of the water. Safety skills are also included. Max: 6

If you feel your child needs an individual evaluation to advance to the next level, please contact Ashlynn by email at asteffensen@rrnm.gov or by phone at (505) 891-5232.

Patriot Triathlon Join us for the annual Patriot Triathlon. The event includes a 400-yard seeded swim, a 15-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run in that order. Proceeds from the event will benefit the City of Rio Rancho Fire & Rescue and Police departments. This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event. More information available at www.fitfundamentals.com. Registration Deadline: September 6 (11:59 PM) • Friday, September 13 (Kids Triathlon) • 6:00 PM • Saturday, September 14 (Adult Triathlon) • 8:00 AM - Seeded Start • Rio Rancho Aquatic Center • Max: 400 • $55 Adult Fee $75 Adult Fee (after July 17) $40 Junior Fee (under 18) & Hero’s Division* $50 Junior Fee & Hero’s Division (after July 17) $130 Adult Team Fee $160 (After July 17) $75 Junior Team, all team members must be Juniors. (Under 18) $90 Hero’s Team Fee, all team members must be Hero. $100 Junior Fee (after July 17) $130 Hero Fee (after July 17) $15 kids race (ages 5 to 15), $20 after July 17, $25 after September 8 • All ages *Hero means those who are police, firefighter, EMS or military personnel. **All participants must be USAT members or pay a $12 (Juniors - $10) USAT one-day fee. For details and information on how to register visit: www.fitfundamentals.com

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Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department

www.rrnm.gov/ParksandRec or (505) 891-5015


Youth Athletics Gymnastics 2

Tumbling

Little Kickers

Children will be introduced to fundamental tumbling skills, balance, coordination, and flexibility.

This class will focus on floor tumbling skills and techniques. Designed for beginning or intermediate level gymnasts or cheerleaders, tumblers will learn the basic skills to further their experience with cartwheels, handstands, round offs, back handsprings, and more.

This class is for little ones who are interested in the sport of soccer, but are not quite ready for a commitment to an organized team or league. Each week, children will focus on different skills and drills. Skill development and fun is our goal. The session will end with an organized scrimmage among the players.

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Session 1 - September 11 to October 9 Session 2 - October 16 to November 13 Wednesdays 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM Sabana Grande Recreation Center Min: 8 Max: 12 $40 per session Ages 3 to 5

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Session 1 - September 3 to October 1 Session 2 - October 22 to November 19 Tuesdays 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM Star Heights Recreation Center Min: 6 Max: 12 $40 per session Ages 10 to 17

Kourt Kids Kids will learn valuable skills in dribbling, passing, shooting, and how to play a real game of basketball. • • • • • • •

Gymnastics 3 Children will build on their fundamental gymnastics skills by learning an advanced skillset of gymnastics techniques. • • • • • • • •

Session 1 - September 11 to October 9 Session 2 - October 16 to November 13 Wednesdays 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM Sabana Grande Recreation Center Min: 8 Max: 12 $40 per session Ages 6 to 12

Gymnastics - Beginning This is a beginning recreation gymnastics class geared toward school age children. Participants will be introduced to basic skills that will increase their flexibility, strength, and build self-confidence. Call Star Heights at (505) 891-3938 for more information. • • • • • • • •

Session 1 - September 3 to October 1 Session 2 - October 22 to November 19 Tuesdays or Thursdays 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM Star Heights Recreation Center Min: 6 Max: 12 $40 per session Ages 5 to 13

Gymnastics - Intermediate Participants must have previous experience in gymnastics and be able to do a complete backward roll, cartwheel, and handstand to register for this class. This class will focus on more advanced gymnastic skills. • • • • • • • •

Session 1 - September 5 to October 3 Session 2 - October 24 to November 21 Thursdays 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM Star Heights Recreation Center Min: 6 Max: 12 $40 per session Ages 7 to 13

September 11 to October 9 Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM Haynes Park, Basketball Courts Min: 8 Max: 12 $45 Ages 4 to 9

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September 4 to October 2 Wednesdays 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM Haynes Park, Roskos Field Min: 8 Max: 14 $45 Ages 4 to 9

Pigskin Players Pigskin Players is designed to introduce younger children to the basic fundamentals of football. The class is for kids who are not ready to commit to an organization or team, but are looking to have fun while developing basic skills and athletic ability. • • • • • • •

September 3 to October 1 Tuesdays 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM Haynes Park, Roskos Field Min: 8 Max: 12 $45 Ages 4 to 9

Little Rackets Designed to introduce your child to the sport of tennis by utilizing the new United States Tennis Association standards. Learn with the “red” ball which moves slower through the air. We will work on hand-eye coordination, forehands and backhands. • • • • • • •

Little Chippers This class is designed to introduce children to the game of golf at their level. The class will focus on grip, stance, swing, and game play. All equipment will be provided.

September 10 to October 8 Tuesdays 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM Haynes Park, Tennis Courts rts Min: 4 Max: 14 $45 Ages 4 to 6

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September 5 to October 3 Thursdays 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM Haynes Park, Roskos Field Min: 8 Max: 15 $45 Ages 4 to 9

Youth/Teen Tennis Let your kids learn the sport of a lifetime when we introduce them to the new United States Tennis Association standards. Progress through the colored ball system while learning how to hit the ball properly. Beginning - Learn the basics of the forehand, backhand and the serve. Your kids will learn how to move on the court and how to score a game. Intermediate – Continue to improve your strokes, learn how to volley, improve footwork and play a match. Previous tennis class required to register for intermediate level. • • • • • • • •

Session 1 - September 10 to October 29 Tuesdays Class 1 - Beginning: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Class 2 - Intermediate: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Haynes Park, Tennis Courts Min: 4 Max: 12 $67 per session Ages 7 to 10

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Session 2 - September 7 to October 26 Saturdays Class 1 - Beginning: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Class 2 - Intermediate: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Haynes Park, Tennis Courts Min: 4 Max: 12 $67 per session Ages 11 to 16

Register for programs online by visiting: www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet

Athletes In Action Don’t be tied down to one sport, try them all. Each week we do a different sport and learn a new skill. • • • • • • •

September 9 to October 7 Mondays 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM Haynes Park, Roskos Field Min: 10 Max: 20 $45 Ages 7 to 13

Home School P.E. As part of the physical education classes, students will do calisthenics, be introduced to traditional sports and cooperative games, and will have time for socialization with other home-schooled children. •

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Session 1 - September 4 to November 6 (No class on October 14) Mondays and Wednesdays Session 2 - September 3 to November 7 Tuesdays and Thursdays Class 1 - 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM Class 2 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM Haynes Park, Roskos Field Min: 8 Max: 20 $70 per session Ages 6 to 15

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Youth Athletics Rio Rancho Youth Basketball Recreational/Competitive League This league is designed to allow boys and girls in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades the opportunity to compete against teams from other Rio Rancho schools in the same grade level. Starting in November, each Rio Rancho elementary school will have one or more coed teams, each consisting of 3rd and 4th graders. 5th grade boys will have their own division. Rio Rancho middle schools will suit up two or more teams of 6th graders. There will be a boys team and a girls team. Students attending private school, home school, or those that live outside the Rio Rancho Public School District will be placed on the team at the school they would be attending. All players will be accepted through the online registration deadline. The method of placing players on a team will be random, but with consideration on a case-by-case basis if there is a special circumstance. While we want your kids to have fun and play alongside their friends, allowing parents or coaches to pick teams poses challenges. The City needs to do its best to avoid the appearance of “team stacking”. • •

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Practices begin the week of October 14 Games begin November 9 Games will be on Saturday on a rotating schedule from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Locations to be determined $115 -- includes jersey / shorts Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Registration Requirements: Registration for Youth Basketball will begin on August 26, 2019 through the Active Net online registration system at: www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet. In addition to being able to register online you are also able to register for Youth Basketball by calling 505-891-5015 or 505-891-7240.

Disclaimer I certify that the information given in regards to my child’s age is true to the best of my knowledge. At any time during the season the City of Rio Rancho Parks and Recreation staff have the right to verify a players age by requesting a birth certificate. I understand and acknowledge that if the information stated about my child’s age on this application is proven to be inaccurate, my child will not be allowed to participate in this activity for the remainder of the season. Furthermore, an activity transfer or refund will not be provided.

Volunteers Needed Volunteer Youth Basketball Coaches needed! Background checks are required and are processed by the City of Rio Rancho. Apply online under “volunteer forms” under the Parks, Recreation page at www.rrnm.gov. Mandatory Coaches Meeting: Haynes Park at 8:00 AM on October 12, 2019. For more information call Coach Ray at 505-891-7215 or email rkantowski@rrnm.gov.

Homeschool Archery

Explore Archery Club

Basics of archery will be taught in this class including safety, equipment, rules and form. Classes are taught by certified USA NTS Instructor. This class is designed for the beginner homeschool archer who wants something different in their physical education class. The max distance shot in this beginner class is 9 meters.

After you have completed the requirements, join this fun club to hone your skills for the next level of shooting. You will need to see the instructor to be signed off.

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Session 1 - September 3 to October 15 (No class on September 24 or October 1) Session 2 - October 22 to November 19 Tuesdays Class 1 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Class 2 - 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Sabana Grande Recreation Center Min: 5 Max: 20 $75 per session Ages 6 to 14

Consistency in shot and form are needed for this fast paced program. Opportunity to earn ranking tags in form, accuracy, skill level and more. New challenges will be addressed each week along with competitions to push you to the next level. We prefer students to have their own equipment, but some equipment is available for class time. • • • • • • •

September 3 to December 3 (No class September 24 or October 1) Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Sabana Recreation Center Min: 5 Max: 20 $175 Ages 9 and up

Rio Rancho Middle School Tennis This is a great way to learn the sport of tennis and get ready for high school play. Meet new friends and learn the sport of a lifetime in a team format. Contact the Haynes Community Center at (505) 891-7240 for more information.

Registration Deadline: September 6

Beginner Archery 1 Basics of archery will be taught in this class including safety, equipment, rules and form. Classes are taught by certified USA NTS Instructor. The max distance shot in this beginner class is 9 meters. • • • • • • •

September 3 to October 15 (No class September 24 or October 1) Tuesdays 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Sabana Grande Recreation Center Min: 5 Max: 20 $75 Ages 6 to 14

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Practices start September 10 Practices will take place on Tuesdays Matches will take place on Thursdays Match schedule with locations TBA 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Practice and matches) Transportation to practices/matches not provided Players may borrow used City rackets

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Eagle Ridge Middle School students: at Eagle Ridge Mountain View Middle School students: at Mountain View Lincoln Middle School students: at Rio Rancho High School or Eagle Ridge Rio Rancho Middle School students at: Rio Rancho Middle School Fee: $50 Covers: (Player USTA Temporary Membership, School, Organizational USTA Membership, School T-shirt, Balls)

Beginner Archery 2 A continuation of the Basics of archery will be taught in this class including safety, equipment, rules, and form. Classes are taught by certified USA NTS Instructor. The max distance shot in this beginner class is 12 meters. Increased learning of form and execution of shot will be studied. • • • • • • •

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October 22 to November 19 Tuesdays 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM Sabana Grande Recreation Center Min: 5 Max: 20 $75 Ages 8 and up

Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department

www.rrnm.gov/ParksandRec or (505) 891-5015


Adult Athletics Adult Tennis It’s never too late to learn tennis. You will learn the basic strokes including the forehand, backhand, serve and maybe even an awesome volley. Learn what “love” really means in tennis and how to score the game. This is truly the sport of a lifetime. Intermediate – Advance your basic skills, play short games, learn how to move better on the court and meet new friends. Wednesday Beginner and Intermediate Option: • September 4 to October 30 • Wednesdays • Option 1 - Beginner - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at High Resort Park • Option 2 - Intermediate - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at High Resort Park Monday Intermediate Option: • September 9 to October 28 • Mondays • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at High Resort Park • Min: 4 Max: 12 • $67 per session • Ages 18 and up

6 vs 6 Adult Flag Football: Sundays Get your cleats and jerseys ready for some action!! Come and enjoy a season of flag football at the Rio Rancho Sports Complex. Rio Rancho provides a two-referee system and all game equipment. Schedules are subject to change. Register online at: www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet or call (505) 891-7240 for more information. • • • • • • •

Games start on September 1 8 game season plus post season games Sundays Games start: 9:00 AM Rio Rancho Sports Complex on Parson’s Field $500 per team Ages 18 and up

8 vs 8 Adult Flag Football: Thursday Nights Come and enjoy a season of flag football at the Rio Rancho Sports Complex. Experience an under the lights action packed league that provides a three-man referee system and all game equipment. For more information call the Haynes Community Center at (505) 891-7240 or call Lorenzo at (505) 891-7810.

Adult Softball Fall League Rio Rancho Softball provides umpires and score keepers for all games. Schedules are subject to change. Online team standings and schedules at www.rrnm.gov/adultsoftball. Contact the Cabezon Community Center at (505) 892-4499 for more information. • •

Registration Opens: August 2, 2019. Season starts on Friday September ber 6, 2019. Registration Deadline: August 23, 2019. 10 game season + post season games (Double headers).

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Monday - Women’s - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Max: 12 teams) Tuesday - Coed- 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Max: 12 teams) Tuesday - Men’s- 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Max: 12 teams) Wednesday - Men’s- 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Max: 12 teams) Thursday - Men’s- 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Max: 12 teams) Friday - Men’s - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Max: 12 teams) Sunday - Coed- 12:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Max: 16 teams) Sunday - Men’s- 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Max: 16 teams)

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Rio Rancho Sports Complex $550 per team (Plus $50 USSSA Sanction fee) Ages 18 and up

All adult softball teams need to be USSSA sanctioned once a year in order to play. All teams must be USSSA sanctioned prior to the first game of the season.

Register for programs online by visiting: www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet

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Children’s Programs Little Ocean Explorers

Little Safari Adventurer

Your little ones will participate and create fun projects, while learning about different animals that are found in the ocean. This class will help develop eye/ hand coordination, sensory skills, and motor skills with coloring, cutting and pasting. This class is filled with lots of learning about ocean animals through different types of crafts. Come explore the ocean with us!

Your little ones will participate and create fun projects, while learning about different animals that are found in the savanna. This class will help develop eye/hand coordination, sensory skills, and motor skills with coloring, cutting, and, pasting. This class is filled with lots of learning about savanna animals through different types of crafts. Come explore the savanna with us!

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Session 1 - September 9 to October 21 Session 2 - October 28 to December 16 (No class November 25) Mondays 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Cabezon Community Center Min: 4 Max: 12 $20 per session Ages 2 to 5 years

Session 1 - September 10 to October 22 Session 2 - October 29 to December 17 (No class November 26) Tuesdsays 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Cabezon Community Center Min: 4 Max: 12 $20 per session Ages 2 to 5 years

Little Jungle Adventurer Your little ones will participate and create fun projects, while learning about different animals that are found in the jungle. This class will help develop eye/ hand coordination, sensory skills, and motor skills with coloring, cutting and pasting. This class is filled with lots of learning about jungle animals through different types of crafts. Come explore the jungle with us!

Little Seusses Your little ones will participate and create fun projects, while learning about different characters that are found in the books of Dr. Seuss. This class will help develop eye/hand coordination, sensory skills, and motor skills with coloring, cutting and pasting. This class is filled with lots of learning, reading and creating through different types of crafts. Come explore the world of Dr. Seuss with us! • • • • • • • •

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Session 1 - September 9 to October 21 Session 2 - October 28 to December 16 (No class November 25) Mondays 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Cabezon Community Center Min: 4 Max: 12 $20 per session Ages 2 to 5 years

Mommy & Me Yoga Come on, Mommy, get yourself and your toddler moving! Vinyasa style yoga is a gentle flow class that will help you and your child to relax and focus, while working on hand/eye coordination, motor skills, and balance through various fun activities. Come out and enjoy the fun. • • • • • • • •

Session 1 - September 12 to October 24 Session 2 - October 31 to December 19 (No ( class November 28)) Thursdays 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Cabezon Community Center Min: 4 Max: 12 $25 per session Ages 2 to 5 years

Session 1 - September 10 to October 22 Session 2 - October 29 to December 17 (No class November 26) Tuesdays 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Cabezon Community Center Min: 4 Max: 12 $20 per session Ages 2 to 5 years

Babes in Artland Little ones will participate in fun projects that develop their motor skills, sensory skills, eye/hand coordination, build self-esteem, and uncover their creative side. This class is full of fun! Come cut, paste, color, and have lots of fun creating! • •

Session 1 - September 11 to October 23 Session 2 - October 30 to December 18 (No class November 27) Wednesdays 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Cabezon Community Center Min: 4 Max: 12 $20 per session Ages 2 to 5 years

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Little Dinosaurs Little Farmers Your little ones will participate and create fun projects, while learning about different animals that are found around the farm. This class will help develop eye/hand coordination, sensory skills, and motor skills with coloring, cutting, and pasting. This class is filled with lots of learning about farm animals through different types of crafts. Come explore the farm with us! • • • • • • • •

Session 1 - September 11 to October 23 Session 2 - October 30 to December 18 (No class November 27) Wednesdays 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Cabezon Community Center Min: 4 Max: 12 $20 per session Ages 2 to 5 years

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Your little ones will participate and create fun projects, while learning about different dinosaurs. This class will help develop eye/hand coordination, sensory skills, and motor skills with coloring, cutting, and pasting. This class is filled with lots of learning about dinosaurs through different types of crafts. Come explore with us! • • • • • • • •

Session 1 - September 12 to October 24 Session 2 - October 31 to December 19 (No class November 28) Thursdays 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Cabezon Community Center ter Min: 4 Max: 12 $20 per session Ages 2 to 5 years

www.rrnm.gov/ParksandRec or (505) 891-5015


Kidszone Preschool Our Kidszone Program is specifically designed to meet the learning needs of 3-to 5-year old children. Our goal is to introduce ac vi es and experiences that will ensure your child will make a successful transi on to kindergarten.

Why should you check us out? • Wide range of ac vi es and themed curriculum • Excellent teacher to child ra os • Well trained and highly qualified staff • Safe and secure learning environment • Compe

ve tui on rates

Open House The 2019-2020 Kidszone Preschool school year begins on Monday, August 19, 2019. Join us on August 3rd for our Kidszone Preschool registra on day and open house. Meet the teachers, check out classrooms and register for the upcoming school year.

Registration Please bring the following to register for the 2019-2020 school year: Pl • Immuniza on Records. • Emergency contact and authorized pick up contact informa on. • Medical Informa on. • $50 nonrefundable deposit for each month you would like to a end during the school year. The deposit does count toward the monthly registra on fee. • Please contact Jen at (505) 891-6196 or Arilyn at (505) 891-7205 to begin the registra on process if you are NEW to Kidszone Preschool. • If you have already gone through the ini al registra on process you can register for Kidszone Preschool online by visi ng www.rrnm.gov/Ac veNet. • Class 1: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM • Class 2: Monday through Thursday from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM • Session 1: August 19 through August 29, $100 • Session 2: September 3 through September 30, $195 • Session 3: October 1 through October 31 (No class 10/14), $195 • Session 4: November 4 through November 26 (No class 11/11), $195 • Session 5: December 2 through December 19, $145 • Session 6: January 7 through January 30 (No class 01/20), $195 • Session 7: February 3 through February 27, $195 • Session 8: March 2 through March 31, $195 • Session 9: April 1 through April 30, $195 • Session 10: May 4 through May 14, $100 • Sabana Grande Recrea on Center • Min:

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• Ages 3 to 5 Register for programs online by visiting: www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet

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Children/Teen Programs Winter Break Escape

Red Cross Baby-sitting Class

Join Rio Rancho Parks and Recreation for a Winter Break full of fun. A variety of field trips, games and arts and crafts in a fun, safe and supervised environment are sure to keep the kids busy. Children are required to bring a sack lunch, snack and water daily. Please note that field trips are subject to change.

Be more confident when taking care of your child or someone else’s child. Learn the basics of CPR and First Aid for child care.

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December 23 to January 6 (No camp December 24, 25 or January 1) Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sabana Grande Recreation Center Min: 15 Max: 50 $200 Ages 6 to 14

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October 25 Friday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sabana Grande Recreation Center Min: 6 Max: 12 $60 Ages 12 and up

Beyond the Bell - After School Teen Homework Club Often when middle schoolers get around to starting their homework, distractions from television, video games, and social media make studying a challenge, especially when parents are at work and not available to assist with homework. Beyond the Bell is a fun, safe place for teens to go after school. We offer a perfect combination of structured homework time with trained tutors, followed by time to just hang out and socialize with friends. Transportation is provided from all RRPS middle schools to the Star Heights Community Center. Middle schoolers enjoy a snack and a few minutes of free time before jumping into their homework where trained tutors are available to assist with homework. Computers and printers are available for students to access PowerSchool. Staff does not have access to PowerSchool, nor do they follow up with teachers on assignments. Once their homework is done, students can play board games, play in the park, or compete in friendly sports activities. Middle-schoolers in this program receive general academic help and/or homework assistance. Students are expected to be fully prepared and bring the following items to the Homework Club including homework, textbooks, calculator (if needed), notebook, writing utensils, etc. Our tutors/staff will provide assistance, explanation, and clarification. Tutors will NOT do the homework for the student, write their paper or give them the answers. Parents and students must understand and agree that tutoring will not necessarily result in perfect work and does not guarantee an “A” or a passing grade. Success at school is dependent on the student implementing sound study strategies and putting in the needed effort, not on the tutor. We’re just here to help. • • • • • • •

Fall session starts August 19 to December 13 (No class during City of Rio Rancho holidays and RRPS closures) Monday through Friday after school til 6:00 PM Star Heights Recreation Center $50 per week transportation provided $40 per week no transportation provided Grades 6th to 8th

Please call (505) 891-3938 for more information about this program. Scholarships are available for low income households, please call (505) 891-3938 for more information. We are always looking for qualified tutors please call (505) 891-3938 for more information.

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www.rrnm.gov/ParksandRec or (505) 891-5015


Teen/Adult Programs Beginner and Intermediate Adult Ballet

Yoga

Have you always wanted to try ballet? Maybe you have danced before, and you would like to get back into it? This class is a fun, low-pressure environment to either learn the basics or to practice what you've learned before with the option of adding difficulty. Taught by a classically trained instructor with a degree in Modern Dance.

Vinyasa style yoga is a gentle flow class, for all levels. Customized instruction will be offered to each individual, in order to guide them in adapting their practice to fit their own individualized abilities and intentions.

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Session 1 - September 9 to October 21 (No class October 14) Session 2 - October 28 to December 16 (No class November 11 or November 25) Mondays 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM Sabana Grande Recreation Center Min: 8 Max: 20 $40 Ages 16 and up

Monday Offering’s: • Session 1 - August 5, 12, 19, 26 - $24 for the month • Session 2 - September 9, 16, 23, 30 - $24 for the month • Session 3 - October 7, 21, 28 - $18 for the month • Session 4 - November 4, 18, 25 - $18 for the month • Session 5 - December 2, 9,16 - $18 for the month • Mondays • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM • Star Heights Recreation Center • Ages 16 and up Tuesday Offering’s: • Session 1 - September 3, 10, 17, 24 - $24 for the month • Session 2 - October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - $30 for the month • Session 3 - November 5, 12, 19, 26 - $24 for the month • Session 4 - December 3, 10, 17 - $18 for the month • Tuesdays • 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM • Star Heights Recreation Center • Ages 16 and up

Salsa Dancing In this class, participants will learn basic merengue, rumba, and cha-cha. This is a great low-impact form of exercise. Dance partners are not required to take this course. • • • • • • • •

Thursday Offering’s: • Session 1 - September 5, 12, 19, 26 - $24 for the month • Session 2 - October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - $30 for the month • Session 3 - November 7, 14, 21 - $18 for the month • Session 4 - December 5, 12, 19 - $18 for the month • Thursdays • 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM • Star Heights Recreation Center • Ages 16 and up

Session 1 - September 4 to October 2 Session 2 - October 23 to November 20 Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Star Heights Recreation Center Min: 8 Max: 25 $35 per person Ages 16 and up

SilverSneakers Zumba A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Fun choreography set to Latin and hip hop music. All levels of dance experience welcomed. • • • • • • • •

Session 1 - September 11 to Ocotber 16 Session 2 - October 30 to December 11 (No class November 27) Wednesdays 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM Sabana Grande Recreation Center Min: 8 Max: 20 $40 per session Ages 16 and up

Register for programs online by visiting: www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet

Get more active with people just like you. A part of the Lovelace, Humana, Presbyterian Senior Plan insurance program, SilverSneakers includes exercise and conditioning classes, social events, health workshops, and screenings as well as volunteer opportunities. If your health plan includes the SilverSneakers Fitness Program as part of your benefit package, you can participate at the YMCA at no additional cost to your monthly health plan premium. To enroll, provide your health membership card or come by to visit us when class is in session. Classes offered year-round. For more information call (505) 892-0966. • • •

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Star Heights Recreation Center

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Family Fun Breakfast With Santa

Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch

Kick off the holiday season by joining Santa for his favorite breakfast: pancakes and sausage. Pre-registration for this event is highly encouraged, walk ups will be accepted if space is available.

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December 7 Saturday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Sabana Grande Center Min: 25 Max: 125 $5 per person in advance, $7 at the door the day of the event. All ages welcome

October 1 to October 31 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Closing at noon on October 31) Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle, Rio Rancho, NM Adults $7 Children, seniors, militray and first responders $5 2 and under are free

Enjoy family-friendly fun, such as the Petting Zoo, Paintball Target Range, Corn Pit, Mud Pie Kitchen, Harvest Maze, Tractor Races, Putt-Putt Golf, Duck Races, and…of course, PUMPKINS! Select your very own pumpkin to purchase from our displays of HUNDREDS of sizes and shapes! The PAINTBALL TARGET RANGE and the PETTING ZOO are open weekends from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM ($3 per person). FIELD TRIPS are available and can be scheduled on our website - www.ggyr.org or by contacting info@ggyr.org.

Thimbleweed Quilters Are you looking for a new hobby or do you want to meet some new friends? Thimbleweed Quilters is the perfect place to do both. Members meet twice a month and work on a variety of projects. Learn new techniques or brush up on some old ones. Take a break from your normal routine to learn about this great art. Stop by for a visit to see what we are all about - no obligation. • • •

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM Sabana Grande Center $29 per fiscal year (renewed on July 1) Newsletter sent out via e-mail monthly $16 Semi-Annually (July-December and/or January-June) Newsletter sent out via e-mail monthly All ages are welcome.

Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch LLC is a local, family owned business focused on providing the greatest family oriented Pumpkin Patch in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area. We have been bringing pure joy to families for over 12 years.

Great Goblin Get Together Pooch Plunge, Adopt-a-thon, & Food Drive The City of Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, Pet Food Gone Wild, and various other rescue groups have come together again this year to mark the final days of summer! Bring your dog (s) out to Haynes Pool for one last swim before the outdoor pools close for the season. There will also be various animal rescue groups and shelters there trying to find good homes for some loving animals who are looking for a best friend to go home with. To help these shelters, we are also holding a pet food drive. Donations include: pet food, cat litter, gently used pet beds, kennels, towels, blankets, and clean toys. Pets without current vaccination papers and tags will NOT BE ADMITTED into the pool area. All dogs must be leashed and handled by an owner 16 and older if not in the pool area. NO EXCEPTIONS!! • • • • • •

September 7 Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Haynes Park and Pool Min: 10 Max: 100 $5 per dog

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Little goblins and ghouls are welcome to our annual community event at Star Heights Recreation Center where we host a school type carnival with table games, cupcake walk, piñata bust, Halloween themed arts and crafts and costume contest. There will be prizes and treats for everyone. This is a fun, safe alternative to trick or treating. Parents bring your little one(s) for a great goblin night. • • • • • • • • • • • •

October 26 Saturday 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Star Heights Recreation Center $5 - ages 1 to 12 (1 and under are free) Parents entry is free. Ages 12 and under (Participants must be accompanied by an adult). The following are the costume contest times: 5:30 PM 0 – 2 years 6:00 PM 3 – 5 years 6:30 PM 6 – 8 years 7:00 PM 9 – 12 years

www.rrnm.gov/ParksandRec or (505) 891-5015


Special Events Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

Winterfest Celebration

Join us as we celebrate our Veterans and as we remember their selfless service. Come and watch the parade, listen to music honoring our great country, and give a hand to those who have served and protected the freedoms our forefathers fought for.

Take a break from the holiday crowds with family activities celebrating the winter season at Rio Rancho’s City Center! Winterfest Celebration is a fun way to kick off the holidays. There will be a parade, a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, ice skating, and a craft show at the Santa Ana Star Center. This year’s theme is “Seussville”.

If you don’t wish to enter a float or group in the parade, be a spectator, cheer from side-lines and enjoy the beautiful floats, marching bands, veterans groups, and more. Make signs, wave your flags, and show your support!

At 5:00 PM the City Center plays host to one of New Mexico’s largest nighttime holiday parades. Attracting nearly 100 entries and hundreds of spectators, the parade will feature marching bands and beautifully decorated lighted floats. The route will take the parade from the Santa Ana Star Center and circle in front of City Hall, up King Boulevard, and in front of HP. This is truly a special event, and one that shouldn’t be missed! Call the City of Rio Rancho Parks and Recreation office at (505) 891-5015 for more information.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade, you don’t have to be a veteran or a veteran-related organization to march in the parade. The fee to enter a float in the parade is $15. You can enter into the parade by visiting www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet or by calling (505) 891-5015. Line-up starts at 8:00 AM along the Westside of Country Club and on Oakmount. The parade will kick off at 10:00 a.m. and travel east on Southern Boulevard where it will conclude at Veteran’s Park, near the intersection of Southern Boulevard and Pinetree. Immediately following the parade participants and spectators can take part in the Veterans Day Memorial Service starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park (adjacent Ester Bone Library). • • • • • • •

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November 11 Monday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Veterans Memorial Park $15 per parade entry Free admission to spectators All Ages

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December 14 Saturday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rio Rancho Civic Center Free admission to spectators $15 per parade entry All ages

Holiday Pet Food Drive The City of Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation & Community Services is asking for your help in making this a happy holiday for seniors & their pets by donating cat, dog, and bird food. They are also in need of cat litter. To many seniors, their pets are considered companions, best friends, and often family; sometimes their ONLY family. Let’s all help seniors by chipping in and donating what pet items we can. Help make a difference for a senior and their pet this holiday season. All donations collected will be divided between St. Felix Pantry and Storehouse West to aid their “Seniors in Need Program.” Helping Senior Citizens keep their companion pets at home and out of shelters! This is often the last resort for Seniors with pets. Help us ensure that no pet goes hungry or to shelters because their senior owner can’t feed them! • • •

Collection is from November 4 through December 16 Donations can be dropped off at Cabezon Community Center For additional information please call (505) 892-4499

Santa for Seniors Make the season bright by volunteering to become a Santa for a senior. For those who live in assisted living/nursing homes, the holidays can be a lonely time of year. Many seniors miss out on the companionship of family due to various circumstances. Signing up to become a Santa is easy! Come to Cabezon Community Center starting November 14th to pick a gift request from a local senior. Purchase and return the gift to Cabezon Community Center wrapped NO LATER than December 22nd. The gifts will be taken to their facility on December 23rd, so that they may receive their gifts on December 24th.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival Kick off the holiday season by joining us for our annual arts and crafts festival. With over 30 vendors to choose from you’ll be able to find the perfect gifts for family and friends or something for yourself. • • • • • •

November 16 Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sabana Grande Recreation Center Free Admission All ages

Craft Vendors 8’ x 8’ booth spaces are available to rent for the show. Each booth space is $45 and includes 1 6’ table and two chairs. Set up for the show will be on Friday, November 15 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and at 7:00 AM on Saturday. Booth spaces will be assigned by staff for the show. For more information please call (505) 891-7255. To register as a show vendor please visit www.rrnm.gov/Activenet.

You and your family will bring smiles to those who need it most this holiday season. • • •

Collection is from November 4 through December 19 Donations can be dropped off at Cabezon Community Center For additional information please call (505) 892-4499

Register for programs online by visiting: www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet

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AT LOMA COLORADO

AT ESTHER BONE

ALL AGES Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho Book Sale 2nd Saturday of each month

YOUTH PROGRAMS Storytime (3 to 6 years) Thursdays, 10:00 AM

Winter Open House All are invited to an evening celebrating community and giving back. Enjoy crafts for all ages, refreshments, and a festive atmosphere of good cheer. Wednesday, December 4, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Jiggle & Jam (0 to 5 years) Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 AM

YOUTH PROGRAMS Toddler Time (18 to 36 months) Mondays, 10:30 AM

READ to the Dogs (early readers) 3rd Saturday of each month, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

CoderDojo (7 to 17 years) 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month, 5:30 PM Jiggle & Jam (0 to 5 years) Tuesdays, 10:30 AM Sensory Friendly Evening Open House 1st & 4th Tuesdays of each month, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Art Factory (5th to 8th grade) 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 5:00 PM Preschool Storytime (3 to 6 years) Wednesdays, 10:30 AM Wacky Wednesday (7 to 12 years) Wednesdays, 3:00 PM Bumblebees Storytime (0 to 18 months) Thursdays, 10:30 AM READ to the Dogs (early readers) 2nd Saturday of each month, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Lego Club (all ages) 2nd Saturday of each month, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

REGULAR ADULT PROGRAM AARP Smart Driver Training Learn about defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, and new traffic laws. Registration is required. 1st Thursday of each month, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

AT LOMA COLORADO AND ESTHER BONE 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Ongoing Sign up your baby, toddler, and/or preschooler for this fun program designed to promote literacy and encourage family bonding through the magical experience of reading.

TEEN PROGRAMS Dungeons & Dragons (late teens to late 20s) Are you looking for a new D&D group? Meet other players and join the adventure. New players are always welcome. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Teen Advisory Group (TAG) (all teens 13 and up) This is your chance to help plan programs for teens and recommend new library materials. 4th Wednesday of the month, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM REGULAR ADULT PROGRAMS Literary Musings Book Discussion Group Literary Musings is a book group that looks at an author or subject instead of a specific book. 2nd Monday of each month, 1:00 to 2:00 PM AARP Smart Driver Course Learn about defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, and new traffic laws. Registration is required. 3rd Tuesday of each month, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM Art and Music Experience the passion of local artists and musicians at monthly art and music programs. 1st Thursday of each month, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Crafting for a Cause Make some new friends and create special items that will warm the hearts, heads, and hands of people in need. 2nd Thursday of each month, 3:00 PM 16 Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department

Loma Colorado Main Library 755 Loma Colorado Blvd. NE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-5013 Esther Bone Memorial Library 950 Pinetree Rd. SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-5012 www.riorancholibraries.org Most programs run from late August to early December. Please contact the library for additional program information.

www.rrnm.gov/ParksandRec or (505) 891-5015


Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful (KRRB) Toss No Mas Saturday, September 7 Do something good for Rio Rancho! Help us preserve the beauty of our community by participating in the fall community cleanup. This statewide cleanup is aimed at raising public awareness of the impact litter has on our city and on New Mexico. KRRB is coordinating a Rio Rancho cleanup and is looking for volunteers to help remove litter from our roadsides, parks and open spaces from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To register for the cleanup, please contact Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful at 891-5015.

Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful Board Would you like take part in improving our community? Do you care about the environment and helping stop litter? We have an active advisory board that is looking for residents to become involved! You can have the opportunity to develop and work on projects that will improve our community’s environment! Please call 896-8389 for more information.

Special Collection The City of Rio Rancho and Waste Management bring you the “At Your Door” Collection Services. Old electronics, paint, motor oil, pool chemicals, batteries and other household hazardous waste can now be picked up at your door for Waste Management customers. It’s easy… 1. Just call 1-800-449-7587 (Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM) or visit www.wmatyourdoor.com to schedule your pickup. 2. You will be mailed a collection kit with instructions. 3. Gather and place your items outside your garage or in the front of your home by 7:00 AM on pickup day.

Volunteer to be a Rio Rancho Tree Steward! September 21, 25, & 28 Tree Stewards receive tools, training and ongoing support to help our city care for trees in our local parks. Tree stewards visit their parks and report tree and park concerns; help with light pruning and tree wells; and assist with community education and outreach programs. Tree stewards are encouraged to participate in workshops, urban forestry seminars, and other Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful community events. Volunteers are asked to complete 18 hours of training over the course of three training days, spend six hours in their park per quarter (six hours over the span of three months), and commit to one Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful event, as well as one park workshop per year. This fun and interactive program will consist of presentations and workshops with urban forestry experts and will allow volunteers to interact with other community members who share a common interest: the city’s urban canopy! We invite you, your friends, and neighbors to join our team and attend our training on Saturday, September 21 & 28, and Wednesday, September 25 at Rio Rancho City Hall. The cost of the training is $100, and includes volunteer tools, shirts, training, and volunteers’ first renewal fee. Volunteers are asked to pay a $10 renewal fee to assist the program in additional supplies, trainings and social events.

Acceptable Materials Include: • • • • • • • • •

Automotive products like motor oil, oil filters, and batteries Garden chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, and weed killers Paint products like oil-based and latex-based paints, spray paint, and wood stains Household cleaners Swimming pool chemicals Electronics like computers, televisions, monitors, and more Household batteries Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) Mercury containing thermometers and thermostats

There is no additional charge for this service; it is included in your trash bills.

For more information on how to become a Tree Steward and to register, contact Koryn Misbach at 505-896-8389. Seating is limited so call today!

Love your community? Want to “Adopt-A-Spot”? Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful is currently seeking applications for its Adopt-A-Spot program! Schools, civic groups, businesses, and neighborhoods are welcome to adopt a street, median, right-of-way, open space or park. Groups pledge to a yearlong commitment and perform three cleanups per year. In return, a sign will be placed in the area recognizing the adopters and all cleanup supplies will be issued to the group by Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful. For more information please contact Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful at (505) 896-8729.

America Recycles Day Friday, November 15 America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Each year, on and in the weeks leading up to Nov. 15, thousands of communities across the country participate by promoting environmental citizenship and taking action to increase and improve recycling in America. Commit to recycling by taking the “#BeRecycled” Pledge by visiting www.americarecyclesday.org/pledge/ and stay tuned to find out how you can participate in Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful’s 2019 event!

Register for programs online by visiting: www.rrnm.gov/ActiveNet

Tree-cycling December 30 thru January 10 After the holidays, remove all decorations, tree spikes, and stands from your cut Christmas tree and take it to the Rio Rancho Sports Complex on High Resort Boulevard. This program is sponsored by PNM. They will mulch the trees and provide free mulch to Rio Rancho residents on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Educational Programs Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful strives to provide quality educational experiences to inspire everyone to take pride and ownership in recycling, litter prevention, and beautification. We have many resources available, experiential learning activities, and tailored, engaging presentations. Schedule a presentation or activity for your school or group! Please call (505) 891-5015 for more information.

Dex Telephone Book Recycling December 30 thru March 6 Recycle that old telephone book! Collection sites include - City Hall, Senior Center, Loma Colorado Library, Esther Bone Memorial Library. Phone books can also be recycled in your curb side Waste Management recycling bin.

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MEADOWLARK SENIOR CENTER Registration Information Registration is required for some MSC programs. On the first Thursday of each month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM, members can register in the MSC dining room. Afterward, members may also sign up for MSC classes in person after 11:00 AM at the front desk, or by phone after 1:00 PM. For more information about programs or registration, contact or visit the Senior Center at 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, (505) 891-5018.

Senior Services The mission of Meadowlark Senior Center (MSC) is to promote positive aging. MSC provides opportunities for adults 55+ to participate in a variety of programs, trips and special events. MSC offers programming aimed at improving health and wellness, promoting lifelong learning, exploring art and cultural enrichment, and creating opportunities for intergenerational programs and civic engagement. Membership is required for participation, but there is no charge to join the Center. The monthly MSC activity and event schedule is available by mail for a nominal fee or online at no cost.

Support Services

Something for Everyone

Come and join this expressive group to share or just listen to creative poetry and lyrics. Look for Poetry Cafe in the “Meadowlark Notes”, where you can experience poetry and refreshments on a lovely Friday afternoon.

Loss comes in many forms—the demise of dreams or hopes, the loss of friends or family through divorce or death, loss of relationships or a beloved animal—all of which can bring grief. Enter this supportive environment to discuss and learn to cope with sad times.

Poetry & Lyrics Society

Life After Loss

Exercise and nurture your creative potential. Whether you are a seasoned or amateur artist, or simply interested in exploring the possibilities, MSC offers a variety of art and craft classes.

Emotional health and physical well-being are intrinsically linked. At any given time, individuals face a variety of challenges. Support groups can help relieve the stress and pain of these challenges and offer coping mechanisms. Groups are free of charge and are led by trained professionals.

Alzheimer’s Support Group The Sandoval County Senior Program Rio Rancho Meal Site A meal site is located at MSC and provides nutritious lunches five days a week. Meals are available for those 60 and older for a suggested donation of $2. Home-delivered meals for those seniors assessed as being home bound are also available. Call (505) 896-8313 for details. Menu information is available at the City’s website: www.rrnm.gov

Photo Policy Please be informed that, from time to time, staff will be taking photos and videos for a variety of publications. By participating in classes, activities, clubs, trips and other programs with the Senior Services Division, members are agreeing to permit photos and videos to be taken.

Sponsorships MSC seeks sponsorships for its special activities. Those who are interested in supporting the activities of the Senior Center may call the Programs Office at (505) 891-5018.

Refund Policy If a refund is requested prior to the beginning of a class, activity, program, or trip and there is a member on the waiting list to fill the cancellation, a refund may be received.

Guide to Senior Services The Guide to Senior Services in Sandoval County is produced by the City of Rio Rancho, Division of Senior Services and is designed to assist in locating many of the governmental and non-profit resources needed by older adults. Pick up a copy at the Meadowlark Senior Center, or find it under the Senior Services section of the City website: www.rrnm.gov

The New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Support Group meets monthly at MSC to offer in-person support to caregivers of loved ones with any form of dementia. The group is facilitated by a trained Alzheimer’s Association member, who is also a primary caregiver.

Be Safer with Silver Alert Silver Alert is a notification system sent out statewide when a person 50 years or older with dementia goes missing. The individual’s basic information and photo are downloaded to a flash drive and given to that person’s caregiver for safe keeping. In the event the registered person is missing, the flash drive is given to the Rio Rancho Police Department and a Silver Alert is issued. The program is sponsored by the Rio Rancho Police Department, the Sandoval County Sheriff ’s Office, and the Meadowlark Senior Center. Contact the front desk at (505) 891-5018 for an appointment. No Fee.

Diabetes Support Group If you or someone you love has diabetes, meeting with others who face the same challenges can ease fears, provide answers to questions, and make living with the illness more manageable. Learn about healthy nutrition, symptoms, prevention and caring for someone with diabetes.

Recreational Bicycling A seasoned bicycling leader will guide two separate groups of riders through local neighborhoods and open spaces. One group will ride at a leisurely level, while the other group of more experienced riders, at an energetic level on a different day. Enjoy the fresh air, beautiful scenery and especially the camaraderie with the knowledge that an active lifestyle results in many health benefits.

Tuesday Morning Acoustic Jam Sesh Looking to jam? Join this group of musicians to play, have fun and improve your skills. No amps please. All instruments welcome!

Between the Lines: A Coloring Adventure Coloring is a great way to exercise the brain, improve hand dexterity, relax and have fun. Learn about using colored pencils, pens and inks. Bring a coloring book and your preferred supplies. Staying in the lines is not required!

Share Your Memoirs Dig into your past to capture your treasured memories, record your stories, and bring them to share with the group. The memoir group invites you to share your life experiences and listen to those of others.

Billiards Meadowlark Senior Center has an amazing four-table billiards room complete with cool pool memorabilia. Hone your skills in this welcoming place open to all members.

In addition to the annual stamp show, Meadowlark hosts the Rio Rancho stamp club the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Whether you are a philatelic expert or just came across old stamps under the bed, you’ll be amazed at what you can learn.

Have your blood pressure checked by our volunteers who are retired medical personnel. You’ll receive a record card for tracking your blood pressure and heart rate. Monday through Friday - contingent upon volunteer availability. 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the Conference Room. No fee.

Stamp Club

Blood Pressure Screening

www.rrnm.gov or (505) 891-5018

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Upcoming Events NewMexPex Stamp Show Regional stamp clubs and dealers will share fascinating displays of stamps from around the world at NewMexPex (New Mexico Philatelic Exhibition) 2019, the 14th annual stamp show to take place at Meadowlark Senior Center. Open to all ages. The show features philatelic supplies, door prizes, a youth table, a United States Postal Service table, a special educational World War I exhibit and more. This year’s show will be held October 26 and 27.

Rio Grande Players Come and enjoy radio’s Golden Age at this live performance at MSC! This acting troupe specializes in recreating the best episodes, commercials, and more that were heard on the radio.

Costume Carnivale Halloween Party Calling all witches, wizards, goblins and ghouls! Celebrate Halloween at Meadowlark with music, dancing, tricks, and treats! Come in costume to show your Halloween spirit and dance among the restless spirits at this terrifyingly terrific event!

Veterans Day Ceremony To all those who have served our great nation, we thank you. Allow Meadowlark to honor you at our annual Veterans Day Ceremony that features special performances, special guests, and red, white and blue pie!

Senior Services The following are some of the ongoing activities at MSC that do not require registration. For more information about all classes, activities and trips, see the MSC activites and events schedule online at www.rrnm.gov or contact the Senior Center at (505) 891-5018.

Ongoing Activities

Nostalgia Music, TV & Movies

Book Club

Mexican Train Dominoes

Billiards

Meadowlark Matriarchs

Bid Whist & Spades

Mah Jongg

Between the Lines: Coloring

Line Dance (High Beginner)

Basket Weaving

Line Dance (Beginning / Easy)

Arts & Crafts Connection

Pinochle (Intermediate, Single Deck)

Canasta (Royale 1)

Pinochle (Double Deck

Canasta (Hand & Foot)

Ping Pong Fun Play

Canasta

Photo Composition Group

Bridge (Party)

Open Discussion

Bridge (Intermediate)

Open Computer Lab

Bridge (Duplicate)

Open Art Studio

Bridge (Contract)

Rio Rancho Stamp Club

Creative Writers

Quilting

Country & Western Music

Poker

Chess

Poetry & Lyrics Society

Ceramics

Spanish (Beginning)

Fishing Club / Fly Tying

Sign Language (Beginning)

Euchre

Share Your Memoirs

Drawing and Painting

Scrapbooking

Diabetes Support Group

Scrabble Players Unite

Cribbage

Woodcarvers

iPad & Mac Users Group

Spanish (Elementary)

Guitar Ensemble

Spanish (Conversational)

Genealogy

Knitting & Crocheting

Speakers & Presentations

Deck the Halls We need your help decking the halls at Meadowlark this holiday season! Come and enjoy hot cocoa, treats, and music while we string lights, decorate trees, and bring the holiday cheer to Meadowlark! Enjoy hot cocoa, treats, and music while we string lights, decorate trees and kick off a festive holiday season!

Arts & Crafts Show Finish your holiday shopping at Meadowlark’s very own arts and crafts show! Open to the public. Artists that are interested in displaying and selling their work must attend a meeting beforehand at MSC to learn about requirements. Find more information in upcoming editions of the “Meadowlark Notes” or call Meadowlark Senior Center (505) 891-5018. For more information on upcoming events, review the “Meadowlark Notes” at https://rrnm.gov/73/Senior-Services 19 www.rrnm.gov or (505) 891-5018

Educational enrichment and life-long learning opportunities are available through a variety of guest presenters. Topics include health and wellness, history, science, nature, art, music, and current events. Check the activities and events schedule online for a list of speakers each month.

Fun, Fitness, and Tech Trips and Outings Whether it’s a hike or an outing to a museum, dining spot or the theatre, you will find a trip that works for you. Relax, sit back, and let us do the driving.

Health and Wellness A variety of classes are offered throughout the year. Members of Meadowlark enjoy staying active with classes such as Latin Dance, High Energy and Low Intensity exercise classes. Meadowlark also offers yoga classes and massages from licensed therapists.

Monte’s Meadowlark Mid-Week Mixer Come relive those high school mixer days and dance your feet off to favorite tunes from back in the day and new ones of today. D.J. Monte Higgins will spin.

Volunteer Opportunities The MSC Volunteer Program promotes the skills and talents of its participants. Volunteers serve as leaders and teachers and assist with the daily operations of the Center. Please contact Emery at (505) 891-5018 for more information.

Get Computer Savvy Computers have become our present rather than our future, and older adults are the fastest growing group of computer users. Computers offer a way to keep in touch with family, friends and current events. The Meadowlark Senior Center Computer Lab is available to all MSC members. Classes are offered to those who are interested in learning more about technology.

Senior Services


www.rrnm.gov or (505) 891-5018

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