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Spring 2010 Activities Brochure n li n e REO GISTRA TION!

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2010 Spring Programs The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department Mission Statement “The mission of the City of Casa Grande Community Services Department is to provide services for well-rounded quality educational and recreational opportunities that reflect the interest of our diverse community. We strive to improve the quality of life through parks, open space and trails, equal access to a diversity of materials through library services and a variety of recreational programs and activities for the community.” The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department is happy to present the 2010 Spring Activities Brochure. As in the past, the department has put a great deal of time and effort into the development of these programs, and we sincerely hope there is something of interest for everyone. If there is a program you’d like us to offer or if you have a subject you’d like to instruct, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The goal of the Casa Grande Community Services Department is to provide well-rounded leisure experiences for all. We strive to make our programs, parks, activities and facilities accessible to all. Please let us know what accommodations you require to make your participation more enjoyable. The City of Casa Grande does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, activities or services, in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504.

PARK RESERVATIONS

Local groups may reserve a city park by notifying the Parks & Recreation Department no less than seven days prior to date of use, although the more notice we can be given, the better your chances are of securing a park. There are restroom requirements for larger groups of people. Depending on the activity, groups may need to go through the Special Event Permit Application process. For further information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department.

GET E-MAIL UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF CASA GRANDE Parks & Recreation

Would you like to receive e-mails from the City of Casa Grande about activities and events upcoming in the community? E-mails are sent only to citizens that “sign up” for our mailing lists on the City Web site: www.casagrandeaz.gov.

General Information

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Administration 2 Registration Information & Forms 3-5 Quick Guide 32

Facilities Information Facilities List & Map

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Programs & Services Adult Special Interest Classes 8-9 Children’s Special Interest Classes 10-11 Creative Arts for Youth/ Teens Dance Classes 12-13 Childrens’ After School Program 13 Len Colla Recreation Center 14-15 Casa Grande Teen Center 16 Adaptive Leisure Programs 17 Casa Grande Public Libraries 18-21 Adult Sport Leagues and Special Events 22 Summer Club for Kids 23 Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center 24-25 Youth Sports 26 Special Events 27-29 Winter Celebration Events for Senior Adults 30 Keep Casa Grande Beautiful 31

City of Casa Grande TDD Machine – 520-421-8623

FACILITY Locations and Abbreviations

Boys and Girls Club Carr McNatt Park Casa Grande Public Library – Main Casa Grande Public Library – Vista Casa Grande Middle School Central Arizona College Dave White Municipal Golf Course Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center Evergreen Elementary Len Colla Recreation Center Parks & Recreation Office Paul Mason Sportsplex A Leash On Life Dog Park Peart Center Peart Park Teen Center Villago Park Vista Grande High School Woman’s Club

FACILITY HOURS

798 N. Picacho St. 1115 N. Brown St. 449 N. Dry Lake St. 421-8710 1556 N. Arizola Rd. 421-8652 300 W. McMurray Blvd. 8470 E. Overfield Rd. 2121 N. Thornton Rd. 836-9216 405 E. 6th St. 421-8760 1000 N. Amarillo St. 1105 E. 4th St. 421-8655 404 E. Florence Blvd. 421-8677 2525 N. Pinal Ave. 2525 N. Pinal Ave. 350 E. 6th St. 421-8760 350 E. 6th St. 540 N. Camino Mercado 374-2764 3368 N. Pinal Ave. 1556 N. Arizola Rd. 407 N. Sacaton St.

BG Club Carr McNatt Main Vista CMS Gym CAC DWGC DPSAC Evergreen LC P&R PMS PMSDP Peart PP TC VP VG WC

The Parks & Recreation office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Other facility hours are listed in this brochure.

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Administration Casa Grande City Council Robert Jackson, Mayor Mary Kortsen, Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Herman, Member Steve Miller, Member Karl Montoya, Member Dick Powell, Member Ralph Varela, Member

City Manager Jim Thompson

Deputy City Manager Larry Rains

Community Services Director Mary Johnson

Library Advisory Board Patricia M. Fay Edward Barbour Richard Flechtner Taran Homol Carmen Mena Joseph A. Oladokun Shannon Valdez Barbara Wright

Golf Course Advisory Board Terry Strain, Chairperson Rick Gibson Mike Mashore Tom Ramsdell Klyle Stall, Jr.

Golf Course Staff

Bob Bauer, Director of Golf Bruce Gemmell, Course Superintendent Joe Goellner, Pro Shop Assistant Rick Berry George (Ed) Davis Jimmie Medrano

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Kent Taylor, Chairman Ernie Mason Donna McBride Kent Van Vleet Gary Wheatley

Recreation Staff

Library Staff – Main Library Cara Cameron, Library Manager Julie Lash, Youth Services Librarian Kevin Fahey, Adult Services Librarian Julie Yen, Adult Services Librarian Jackie Calvert, Sr. Library Assistant Susan Miller, Sr. Library Assistant Nancy Downing, Circulation Supervisor Charlotte Barr, Library Assistant Elizabeth Gingles, Library Assistant Mary Ann Solano, Library Assistant Laura Forney, Library Assistant (P/T) Shasta McKinney, Library Assistant (P/T) Susan Bott, Library Assistant (P/T) Shirley Ward, Library Page (P/T) Sarah Sisco, Library Page (P/T) Bethany Towne, Library Page (P/T)

Library Staff – Vista Grande

Cara Cameron, Library Manager Celeste Langellier, Adult Services Librarian Jenn Lopez, Youth Services Librarian Susan Dunbar, School/Young Adult Librarian Deanna Davis, Library Assistant, School Liaison Michelle Mata, Library Assistant Shannon Rennells, Library Assistant Maria Chairez, Library Assistant 2

Judy Vianna, Library Page (P/T) Lily Whitson, Library Page (P/T) Linda Click, Library Page (P/T)

Caryl Chase, Recreation Superintendent Shayla Gunn, Recreation Coordinator Jeff Molner, Recreation Coordinator Erica Perez, Recreation Coordinator Chad Price, Recreation Programmer Nick Russo, Recreation Coordinator Lydia Cordova, Administrative Assistant Anita Avila, Management Analyst

Parks Maintenance Staff Rod Wood, Parks Superintendent Jerry Dasti Mike Edwards Claudio Garcia Oscar Garcia Arthur Hicks Raul Marquez, Jr. Shawn McCarville Henry Mejia Joe Montiel Jason Morales George Plumb Carlos Reyes Gilbert Ross Carol Sites Martha Spelbring Gerald West Michael Withrow

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Registration Registration Information

SIGN UP NOW! It’s Fast and Easy Online

www.casagrandeaz.gov Click on Department, Community Services, Parks & Rec. Registration Icon Just follow the easy to use online instructions! Pay with VISA or MasterCard or American Express Available up to 2 days prior to start of class.

In Person

Use the form included with the brochure or download a form from our Web site. Take your completed form to one of the sites listed below: Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Office 404 E. Florence Blvd. M-F 8:00 am-5:00 pm Dorothy Powell Senior Center 405 E. 6th St. M-F 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Mail

Complete the registration form and send it with your payment to: Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Office, 404 E. Florence Blvd. Casa Grande, AZ 85122 Pay with VISA, MasterCard, American Express, check or money order payable to the City of Casa Grande

Pay with VISA, MasterCard, American Express, cash, check or money order payable to the City of Casa Grande

Online Registration FAQs What is online registration? Online registration allows customers to register via the Internet for most of our classes and programs the system is available to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except during times the system will be down for maintenance. How do I use online registration? Individuals wishing to use our online registration technology must have an approved online account, which includes a login name and password. You must also have an account in good standing with the Community Services Department. If you have an account established, please follow the registration steps. How do I request an online account? Please go to www.casagrandeaz.gov/communityservices and click on the Parks & Recreation icon. This will take you to the online registration page. Click on “My Account” at the top of the screen. This will bring you to the “customer login” screen. Click on “click here to set up a new account for online registration.” All fields must be completely filled out in order for us to approve your account. Submit your application. The Community Services Department will approve or deny accounts Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Once your account is approved you will receive an e-mail informing you of your customer I.D. number and password. If your account is denied you will also receive an e-mail explaining the reason for the denial. If your account is approved, you are ready to log on and register. What Web site address do I access to register online? www.casagrandeaz.gov What if I forgot my login name or password? Call 520-421-8677 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm or e-mail us at parksrecreg@casagrandeaz.gov and we will be happy to assist you. Please plan ahead and call before registration starts so that we may assist you promptly. If you wait until registration opens on Tuesday, August 18, we may not be able to assist you before the start of registration. What if I do not have an e-mail address or home computer? You may visit any of the two Casa Grande public libraries to set up

your free personal e-mail account. A reference librarian can assist you. For more information on how to establish a free e-mail address, call 520-421-8677 or 520-421-8710. Do I need a credit card to use online registration? Yes. In order to complete your online transaction(s) and confirm your enrollment you must pay by credit card. The City of Casa Grande currently accepts VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Why doesn’t my registration work online? There could be a number of reasons: • The class is not open for registration at the time you are trying to register. • Some classes require special registration data and therefore are not available for online registration. Classes that are not available for online registration will have a symbol of a crossed-out computer by the class description. • You have not properly logged into your account. • The system is temporarily unavailable due to a large number of users at the same time or system maintenance. The City of Casa Grande addresses maintenance issues from 5:30-8:30 pm. • You or your child does not meet the minimum age requirement for the class. He/she is either too young or too old for the class. Do I need to sign a liability waiver? Yes. You will be asked to review the waiver and agree or disagree before you complete your transaction. What should I do if my e-mail address has changed? Please notify us if you have changed your e-mail address. Call 520421-8677, or send an e-mail to parksrecreg@casagrandeaz.gov with your new address. What if I am trying to register and its says, “Payee is not the correct age”? There may be a couple of reasons for this: • Your birth date is incomplete or you have left it blank and it needs to be added/corrected. • You are outside the age specified in the class description. Remember online registration is age specific.

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Registration WATCH FOR OUR UPCOMING COMMUNITY SERVICES ACTIVITIES BROCHURES 2010 SUMMER ACTIVITIES BROCHURE... Mailed to Casa Grande Residents Week of April 19, 2010 VISIT OUR WEB SITE: www.casagrandeaz.gov

2010 FALL ACTIVITIES BROCHURE ... Tuesday, August 17, 2010 (In the Casa Grande Dispatch)

Registration, including online registration begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 22, 2009. Online registrations are processed in real time, as you use the system. After you sign up, you will receive a printed confirmation of your class/activity. Online you will receive a screen receipt that can be printed, if you did not receive a confirmation prior to your class/activity, call 520-421-8677. Your confirmation will serve as notice for you to attend on the specific start date. You will not be able to attend if your name is not on the class/activity roster. All classes and activities are subject to change depending upon instructor availability and minimum/maximum enrollment and are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment. NOTE: WHEN A CLASS SESSION OCCURS OVER A HOLIDAY, THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON THAT PARTICULAR DAY AND NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS WILL BE ISSUED (i.e., MARTIN LUTHER KING, PRESIDENTS, MEMORIAL DAY, etc.) In the event of a cancellation you will be notified by phone and may request a transfer or refund. REFUND POLICY There will be a $3 service charge per person, per class on all refunds. IF A PERSON CANCELS AFTER THE CLASS BEGINS, NO REFUND OR CREDIT WILL BE ISSUED. A full refund will be granted if the City of Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Department cancels a class. The Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel, postpone and combine classes, change rooms or change instructors as needed. Please allow four (4) weeks for a refund check to be mailed. Early registration is encouraged to help prevent course cancellation due to an apparent lack of interest. All information is subject to change without notice. Some fees do not include materials or supplies costs. Estimated cost of the materials or supplies will vary with quality and quantity used. For assistance call 520-421-8677. The City of Casa Grande does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, activities or services, in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504. Park Reservations Local groups may reserve a city park by notifying the Parks & Recreation Department no less than seven days prior to date of use, although the more notice we can be given, the better chances are of securing a park. There are restroom requirements for larger groups of people. For further information please contact Parks & Recreation Department.

HOW TO INTERPRET OUR CLASS DESCRIPTIONS title of activity BELLY DANCING FOR FUN & FITNESS Learn the ancient art form commonly known as Belly Dancing. With emphasis on posture, the basics of one slow and one fast movement will be taught each week. Elements of costuming, history and culture, and choreography will also be included. All ability levels are welcome. Instructor: Lois Sanders. Fee: $30 18803

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Peart-MP location of class (See page 1 for facility information)

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Need additional forms? Simply make a copy of this one or print one from our Web site at www.casagrandeaz.gov

Registration

VISIT OUR WEB SITE: www.casagrandeaz.gov

Registration Form –

Please fill out completely

Community Services Department ■ 404 E. Florence Blvd. ■ Casa Grande, AZ 85122 ■ 520-421-8677 ■ Fax 520-421-8678

(One form per family – Please read registration information before registering!) IF A PERSON CANCELS AFTER THE CLASS BEGINS, NO REFUND OR CREDIT WILL BE ISSUED.

Parent/Guardian information

(please print)

LAST NAME

FIRST

MAILING ADDRESS

CITY

HOME PHONE #

ZIP

WORK #

EMERGENCY #

Please be sure to DOUBLE CHECK Class Code to ensure you are registered for the correct activity.

Check here if this is a new address.

Check here if you would like to be added to the City of Casa Grande Recreation online notification: E-Mail Address _________________________________________

How did you hear about our programs

CLASS CODE

PARTICIPANT’S NAME First School

M/F

PROGRAM DAY/DATE

TIME

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Friend Other ________

FEE

OFFICE USE ONLY

Birthdate / / Last

M/F

First School

Brochure City Web Page Newspaper

Last

First School

PROGRAM NAME

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Birthdate / / Last

M/F

Birthdate / /

Speed up your registration by providing all the necessary information. Please check that all appropriate spaces are filled in.

COMPLETE PAYMENT METHOD Check Cash Gift Certificate

MasterCard Visa

Credit Card Number Expiration Date Authorized Signature

In consideration of your acceptance of this registration, I, and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, agree to waive any claim against the City of Casa Grande, its employees or its agents for injuries that may occur as a result of my participation in this/these program(s). I understand the risks involved in the activity and agree that I will exercise caution and take all steps necessary to avoid injury. I agree, without any right of payment or of editing, to the use of images of me and/or my children, including reproductions of photos, video film, audio or other reproduction, by the City of Casa Grande for dissemination in all types of media for public relations purposes. I have also read and understand the Registration and Refund information. / REQUIRED: Participant Signature AND Printed Name (Parent or Legal Guardian Signature for Participants under 18 years)

FORM OF PAYMENT: Check #

Cash

Money Order

Date

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Credit Card TOTAL ENCLOSED $ _________________

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City of Casa Grande Park Facilities •

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PARKS 1) Elliott Park...............................150 S. Florence St. 2) Nutt Park.................................340 E. Ash St. 3) Ward Park...............................1119 N. Walnut Dr. 4) Albert Cruz Park......................1491 N. Crane St. 5) Burruss Park...........................1750 N. Palm Parke Blvd. 6) College Park............................250 E. Viola Dr. 6A) Colony Park.............................223 N. Peart Rd. 7) Eastland Park..........................1105 E. 4th St. 8) Gilbert Park.............................1140 E. Trinity Pl. 9) Ivy Park...................................1616 E. McMurray Blvd. 10) Mosley Park............................210 N. Pueblo Dr. 11) Mountain View Park................1304 E. Rodeo Rd. 12) Rancho Grande Park..............2540 N. Pueblo Dr. 13) Rotary Park.............................2220 N. Trekell Rd. 14) Sierra Ranch...........................1847 E. Sierra Parkway 15) West Park................................611 W. 11th St. 16) Western Manor Park...............815 N. Garden Ave. 17) Carr McNatt Park.....................1115 N. Brown Ave. 18) Ed Hooper Rodeo Park...........2525 N. Pinal Ave.

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19) O’Neil Park.....................................1645 N. Casa Grande Ave. 20) Peart Park......................................350 E. 6th St. 21) Casa Grande Mountain Park (Not shown)....................................2766 S. Isom Rd. 22) Dave White Regional Park................2121 N. Thornton Rd. 23) North Mountain Park (Not shown)........................................4200 N. Cox Rd. 24) Little League Complex/ Troy Glaus Field (8.34 acres).........900 N. Amarillo St. 24A) Villago Park (16.7 acres)...............3368 N. Pinal Ave. FACILITIES 25) Parks & Recreation Office..............404 E. Florence Blvd. 26) Casa Grande Public Library...........449 N. Dry Lake St. 27) Palm Island Family Aquatics Park........1115 N. Brown Ave. 28) Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center.....405 E. 6th St. 29) Peart Center...................................350 E. 6th St. 30) Len Colla Recreation Center..........1105 E. 4th St. 31) Paul Mason Sportsplex..................2525 N. Pinal Ave. 32) Woman’s Club................................407 N. Sacaton St. 33) Vista Grande Library......................1556 N. Arizola Rd.

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City of Casa Grande Park Facilities Mini-Parks:

ELLIOTT PARK (1 acre) 150 S. Florence St. NUTT PARK (.3 acre) 340 E. Ash Ave. WARD PARK (.5 acre) 1119 N. Walnut Dr.

Neighborhood Parks:

ALBERT CRUZ PARK (3 acres) 1491 N. Crane St. BURRUSS PARK (3.8 acres) 1750 N. Palm Parke Blvd. COLLEGE PARK (5 acres) 250 E. Viola Dr. COLONY PARK (7.5 acres) 223 N. Peart Rd. EASTLAND PARK (1.4 acres) 1105 E. 4th St. GILBERT PARK (3.5 acres) 1140 E. Trinity Pl. IVY PARK (7 acres) 1616 E. McMurray Blvd. MOSLEY PARK (2 acres) 210 N. Pueblo Dr. MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK (7.5 acres) 1304 E. Rodeo Rd. RANCHO GRANDE PARK (2 acres) 2540 N. Pueblo Dr. ROTARY PARK (1 acre) 2220 N. Trekell Rd. SIERRA RANCH (3 acres) 1847 E. Sierra Parkway WEST PARK (1.25 acres) 611 W. 11th St. WESTERN MANOR PARK (1 acre) 815 N. Garden Ave.

Community Parks:

CARR McNATT PARK (20 acres) 1115 N. Brown Ave. ED HOOPER RODEO PARK (160 acres) 2525 N. Pinal Ave. O’NEIL PARK (10 acres) 1645 N. Casa Grande Ave. PEART PARK (4 acres) 350 E. 6th St. VILLAGO PARK (16.7 acres) 3368 N. Pinal Ave.

Regional Parks:

Children’s playground equipment, basketball (1/2 court), B.B.Q. grill, benches. Children’s playground equipment, B.B.Q. grill, ramada, picnic tables. Children’s playground equipment, picnic tables.

Children’s playground equipment, lighted basketball court, B.B.Q. grills, ramada, picnic tables, drinking fountain. Children’s playground equipment, two lighted tennis courts, one sand volleyball court w/net, ramada, picnic tables, B.B.Q. grill. Children’s playground equipment, B.B.Q. grill, picnic tables. Walking trail, grassed open space. Youth Recreation Center, volleyball area, lighted basketball court, playground equipment, picnic tables. Children’s playground equipment, two lighted sand volleyball courts w/nets, picnic tables, B.B.Q. grill, ramada, water fountain. Open space. Children’s playground equipment, basketball court, volleyball area, horseshoe pit, B.B.Q. grills, ramada, drinking fountain, picnic tables. Children’s playground equipment, open space, benches. Children’s playground equipment, one lighted basketball (1/2 court), B.B.Q. grill, ramada, picnic tables, drinking fountain, lighted sand volleyball court, horseshoe pit. Children’s playground equipment, ramada, basketball court, B.B.Q. grill, picnic tables. Open space, children’s playground equipment. Open space, children’s playground equipment, ramada, basketball (1/2 court), B.B.Q. grill, picnic tables. Children’s playground equipment, B.B.Q. grill, picnic tables, youth multi-purpose field, basketball court. Palm Island Family Aquatics Park with 120’ water slide, five ramadas, B.B.Q. grills, picnic tables, children’s playground equipment, basketball court, sand volleyball court, skate park, lighted baseball field, track, multi-purpose field, football field, restrooms, concession area, water fountain. Paul Mason Sportsplex, children’s playground equipment, picnic tables, B.B.Q. grills, restrooms, two ramadas, rodeo facilities, outdoor amphitheater, archery range, dog park. Children’s playground equipment, picnic tables, B.B.Q. grill, ramada, two lighted softball fields, two volleyball areas, concession stand, restrooms. Children’s playground equipment, two ramadas, B.B.Q. grills, restrooms, Peart Center, picnic tables, amphitheater. Adjacent to park: Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center and Casa Grande Public Library. Children’s playground, two lighted basketball courts, four ramadas, two lighted tennis courts, amphitheater, two restrooms, B.B.Q. grills, picnic tables. South of park is a lake accessible via concrete walking path.

CASA GRANDE MOUNTAIN PARK 2766 S. Isom Rd. (1065 acres)

Elzy Pearson shooting range, open 7:00 am to dusk.

DAVE WHITE REGIONAL PARK 2121 N. Thornton Rd. (170 acres)

18-hole golf course, clubhouse, driving range, chipping and putting green, jogging trail, fitness course, fishing in lake (15 years and younger), children’s playground equipment, four ramadas, B.B.Q. grills, picnic tables, three lighted tennis courts, four lighted volleyball courts (two grass, two sand), two basketball courts (one lighted), open space, horseshoe pits, four lighted racquetball courts, two restrooms.

NORTH MOUNTAIN PARK 4200 N. Cox Rd. (320 acres)

16 mini picnic ramadas, three large ramadas, restrooms, B.B.Q. grills, one mile hiking trail, camping.

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Adult Special Interest Classes Special Interest Classes are offered throughout the year to provide an opportunity to experience new activities or further expand current knowledge and abilities. For additional Adult Programs, see the Library section of this brochure or contact them at 421-8710. For further information on Adult Special Interest Classes, contact Nick Russo at 421-8677, ext. 4540. Registration Policy Pre-registration is important. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Classes that do not meet the minimum registration requirement two business days prior to the start of the class will be cancelled. Registration may be made online, in person, faxed or mailed to the City of Casa Grande Community Services Department, 404 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, AZ 85122. Belly Dancing Basics This ancient art form improves posture and flexibility, increases selfconfidence and tones and strengthens the muscles. Learn a variety of moves and combinations. All ability levels are welcome, so grab a hip scarf and let’s shimmy! Instructor: Erin May Fee: $30 17796 17797

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BODYWORKS BodyWorks is a 10 week healthy eating and activity program developed by the Office of Women’s Health to help parents and caregivers of adolescent girls to improve family eating and exercise habits. Adults will learn how to maintain a healthy home, while their daughters team up with other girls between the ages 9 and 16 to practice new and fun physical activities. A tool kit provides families with information, tools, and strategies on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Classes begin February 11 and run through April 15. Classes meet Thursday night every week for 90 minutes for a 10 week period at the Parks & Recreation Office, 404 E. Florence Blvd. To register or for more information contact Ester at the University of Arizona Pinal County Extension Office, 836-5221, ext. 211 or rhester@ag.arizona. edu. This program is presented by AZOC and the University of Arizona, Pinal County Extension Office and The City of Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Departments. Fee: FREE

9-16

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P&R

Getting Paid to Talk – Intro to Professional Voice-Overs This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo, how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our Voicecoaches.com producer! Instructor: Voice Coaches Fee: $20 17799

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3/11

6:30-9:00 pm

P&R

instant guitar for hopelessly busy people Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Class limited to 20 students. Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to form the three main types of chords, how to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to buy a good guitar (things to avoid), and how to play along with simple tunes. Required materials fee of $28 + tax will be collected in class by the instructor for workbook and practice DVD. Instructor: Craig Coffman Fee: $25 17800

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instant piano for hopelessly busy people Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song, any style, any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it, how to form the three main types of chords, how to handle different keys and time signatures, how to avoid ‘counting’ and how to simplify over 12,000 complex chords. As seen on the PBS television program — ‘Piano in a Flash.’ Materials fee of $28 plus tax will be collected in class by the instructor for workbook and 60-minute practice CD. Instructor: Craig Coffman Fee: $25 17846

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introduction to dancING for adults Have you ever thought you might like to learn how to social dance? In 3 weeks, 2 sessions each week, you can go from knowing nothing at all about social dancing to learning enough to dance to most music styles including the Country 2-Step, the Waltz, the Rhumba, the Swing and much, much more. Couples are welcome. Singles of all ages are also welcome. Come watch our first Monday class, then decide if our class is for you. (The instructor is donating his services for this class.) Instructor: Andy Calvery Fee: $10 17847 17848 18596

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Adult Special Interest Classes It’s Fun to Run (5k Challenge) This class is for runners of a beginner or intermediate level. The class will meet 3 times per week for 6 weeks leading up to the Walk in the Wild 5K at the Phoenix Zoo on February 27. Proper technique, motivation, and general information will be covered. Workouts will be at Villago Park at 9:00 am. The cost of the 5K event is $20 and is not included in the class fee. Instructor: Megan Schwerdt Fee: $30

Lifeguard Training Class This course teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and help prevent drownings and injuries. After successfully completing this course candidates will receive certification in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, and AED. Fee: $57 For college credit, please register at CAC 17753

18498 18+ M,W,F 1/18-2/25 9:00 am

JAZZERCISE Jazzercise is a 60 minute group fitness class combining cardio, strength, and stretch moves from hip-hop, yoga, pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training. All adults 18+ of any fitness level are welcome so come join us today! You’ll burn up to 500 calories in a 60 minute Jazzercise class! Participants may attend as many classes per week as they want. NOTE: Participants must show receipt to get into class. Fee: $95 for 10 weeks 18098 18+ M 1/4-3/8 T 1/5-3/9 W 1/6-3/10 Th 1/7-3/11 F 1/8-3/12 S 1/9-3/13 18246 18+ M 3/22-5/24 T 3/23-5/25 W 3/24-5/26 Th 3/25-5/27 F 3/26-5/28 S 3/27-5/29

8:15 am 6:15 pm 9:15 am 8:15 am 6:15 pm 9:15 am 8:15 am 8:15 am 8:15 am 6:15 pm 9:15 am 8:15 am 6:15 pm 9:15 am 8:15 am 8:15 am

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CAC/P&R

Villago Park Ramada A

Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center Jazzercise Fitness Center

Jazzercise Fitness Center is located at: 1355 E. Florence Blvd.

Mother daughter bellyrobics This class offers a new way of doing Aerobics. It combines Aerobics and Bellydance moves for a whole body work out. Class will consist of stretching and moves with a dance beat that all will enjoy. This is a great way to bring Mother and Daughters closer by doing something fun together. Please wear loose clothing. Instructor: Erin May Fee: $45 (per couple) 17868

7+

Th

1/14-2/18

7:00-8:00 pm

Peart

MOTHER DAUGHTER SPA NIGHT Mom and daughter can bond with a special night out. We’ll do facials – all homemade natural ingredients, a manicure and a pedicure. Then we will do some make and take recipes for other beauty products. Instructor: Sharon Smith Fee: $40 (per couple) 17869

8-16

M

3/15

6:30-9:00 pm

Peart

Tai Chi This is an ancient form of exercise that improves and maintains health. It relaxes and strengthens the mind and body and focuses on personal fitness and all aspects of health. Tai Chi is easy to learn and suitable for everyone (we can also adapt for those with special needs). Don’t forget your water and a towel. Instructor: Chioko Starkel Fee: $30 17849 17850

18+ 18+

F F

1/15-2/19 3/5-4/9

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7:00-8:00 pm 7:00-8:00 pm

Peart Peart

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Children’s Special Interest Classes We love our parents, but ... if the class does not state Parent/Tot, parents are asked to remain outside the classroom or pool area. Our instructors have found that parent and/or sibling distractions, interruptions and various other concerns, which interfere with class instruction, have often affected the quality of instruction. We also feel it is most beneficial for children to have recreational time interacting with their peers. One to two "room parents" may stay to assist with bathroom breaks, keeping kids in line and helping with any one-on-one children but they may not help with the instruction, i.e. tumbling, dance, arts and crafts, etc. For more information concerning these programs contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 421-8677. Registration Policy: Pre-registration is very important. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Pre-registration dates for Special Interest Classes begin Tuesday, December 22 to the start of class. Each class requires a minimum number of participants in order for the class to be offered. If we do not have the necessary number registered two business days prior to the start of class, it will be cancelled. When a class occurs on a holiday (i.e., Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.) there will be no class on that particular day and no refunds or credits will be issued. Registration may be made in person or by mail at Casa Grande Parks & Recreation, 404 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande, AZ 85122 or by fax, (520) 421-8678 or online at www.casagrandeaz.gov. Please use the registration form on page 5. BODYWORKS BodyWorks is a 10 week healthy eating and activity program developed by the Office of Women’s Health to help parents and caregivers of adolescent girls improve family eating and exercise habits. Adults will learn how to maintain a healthy home, while their daughters team up with other girls between the ages 9 and 16 to practice new and fun physical activities. A toolkit provides families with information, tools, and strategies on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Classes begin February 11 and run through April 15. Classes meet Thursday night every week for 90 minutes for a 10 week period at the Parks & Recreation Office, 404 E. Florence Blvd. To register or for more information contact Ester at the University of Arizona Pinal County Extension Office, 836-5221, ext. 211 or rhester@ag.arizona.edu. This program is presented by AZOC and the University of Arizona, Pinal County Extension Office and The City of Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Departments. Fee: FREE

9-16

Th 2/11-4/15

6:30-8:00 pm

P&R

introduction to karate (Ages 4-6) This is an introduction to basic karate techniques that serve as a foundation for important life and safety skills such as: Home Safety, Stranger Awareness, Traffic Safety, Balance, Cooperation, Discipline and Respect. Students can begin at any session and participate for as many sessions as desired. (Ages 7-12) This is a more formal, continuous Martial Arts program focusing on technique, self-defense, fitness and character values for beginner to intermediate levels. Students can begin at any session and participate for as many sessions as desired. Returning students will build upon skills learned in previous sessions. Instructor: Angie Madsen Fee: $40 17855 17856 17857 17858 17859 17860

4-6 7-12 4-6 7-12 4-6 7-12

T,Th T,Th T,Th T,Th T,Th T,Th

2/2-2/25 2/2-2/25 3/2-3/25 3/2-3/25 4/6-4/29 4/6-4/29

3:30-4:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 3:30-4:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 3:30-4:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm

WC WC WC WC WC WC

Beginning Gymnastics This 10-week program is a combination of basic movements and gymnastics skills, designed for children ages 5-10. Children will learn basic tumbling along with activities that develop their coordination and motor skills. It will include learning somersaults, cartwheels and handsprings, along with mini-trampoline, beam and bar skills. Lead instructor is certified through USA Gymnastics. Space is limited, so register early! Instructor: Cathie White Fee: $90 17500

5-10

M

1/25-4/12

5:30-6:25 pm

P&R

Intermediate Gymnastics This 10-week program will build on the basic skills mastered in Beginning Gymnastics. Children will learn limbers, walkovers, handsprings and combination tumbling. It will include mini-trampoline, balance beam and bar work. Lead instructor is certified through USA Gymnastics. Space is limited, so register early! Instructor: Cathie White Fee: $120 17501

5-13

M

1/25-4/12

6:30-7:55 pm

P&R

Advanced Gymnastics This 10-week program will build on the skills mastered in Intermediate Gymnastics. Children will learn walkover combinations, ariels, and handsprings. Basic routines will be practiced on the mats, beam and bar. Lead instructor is certified through USA Gymnastics. Space is limited, so register early! Instructor: Cathie White Fee: $120 17502

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6-13

M

1/25-4/12

4:00-5:25 pm

AGES 9 AND UNDER Saturday, April 3 Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Paul Mason Sports Complex, 2525 N. Pinal Ave. Call Parks and Recreation 421-8677 for details!

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Children’s Special Interest Classes Lifeguard Training Class This course teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and help prevent drownings and injuries. After successfully completing this course candidates will receive certification in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, and AED. Fee: $57 For college credit, please register at CAC

Spring Break baseball training Camp Boys and girls 5-12 years old are invited to get a jump on the upcoming baseball/softball season at this camp. The camp will feature instruction in the fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting, base running and more. Instructor: Recreation Staff Fee: $12 17496

17753

15+ yrs

S

4/24

8:00 am-5:00 pm

MESSY MARVIN ART In this class, preschoolers age 3-6 will explore the concept of messy media. They will be working on projects such as finger painting with pudding, shaving cream sculptures, jello art, string painting, food stamping prints and spray bottle painting to name a few. Children must be potty trained and should wear old clothes or be covered with large t-shirts. Clothing, including shoes, may become stained. Class limit is 12. Instructor: Dorothy Bridges-Johnson Fee: $25 18996 3-6 W 1/27-3/3* *No class on February 10.

10:00-11:00 am

P&R

Mommy & Me Tumbling Mom and toddler will learn basic tumbling skills while exploring the gymnastic equipment (mats, beam and mini trampoline). Stretching and agility will be emphasized as well as nursery rhymes, songs and games. Parent participation is required. Instructor: Cathie White Fee: $50 17498

2-31/2 1/25-4/12

10:30-11:20 am

P&R

Mother daughter bellyrobics This class offers a new way of doing Aerobics. It combines Aerobics and Bellydance moves for a whole body work out. Class will consist of stretching and moves with a dance beat that all will enjoy. This is a great way to bring Mother and Daughters closer by doing something fun together. Please wear loose clothing. Instructor: Erin May Fee: $45 (per couple) 17868

7+

Th

1/14-2/18

7:00-8:00 pm

Peart

MOTHER DAUGHTER SPA NIGHT Mom and daughter can bond with a special night out. We’ll do facials – all homemade natural ingredients, a manicure and a pedicure. Then we will do some make and take recipes for other beauty products. Instructor: Sharon Smith Fee: $40 (per couple) 17869

8-16

M

3/15

6:30-9:00 pm

5-12

T-Th

3/16-3/18

10:00 am-12:00 pm

LLC

CAC STAMPING FUN This all ages monthly class will meet on the third Saturday of each month. Participants will make 3 to 5 projects that range from hand stamped greeting cards, hand stamped tile trivets and so much more. There will be a $5 materials fee collected in class. Instructor: Vickie Eakins Fee: $10 17851 7+ S 2/20 10:00 am-12:00 pm WC 17852 7+ S 3/20 10:00 am-12:00 pm WC Beginning Tennis At the Beginner and Advanced Beginner levels, you’ll receive extensive instruction in fundamental stroke production and basic strategies. A thorough understanding of the basics is necessary to continue steady improvement. You’ll reinforce the fundamentals in drills, fun games, and in singles and doubles competition. A limited number of racquets may be available for those in need. Instructor: Manuel Villareal Fee: $20 17998

5-13

M

3/8-3/29

6:00-7:00 pm

Burrus Park

Intermediate Tennis Children ages 5-13 who have taken the beginning tennis class may participate in the intermediate tennis class. This class will expand on the basics learned in the beginning class and will involve more matchplay. Students are asked to bring a can of balls and a tennis racquet. Also, children should bring a water bottle and wear a hat to class each day. A limited number of racquets may be available for those in need. Instructor: Manuel Villareal Fee: $20 17999

5-13

M

3/8-3/29

7:00-8:00 pm

Burrus Park

junior tumbling Child will learn basic tumbling skills while exploring gymnastics equipment, stretching and agility will be emphasized. Instructor: Cathie White Fee: $70 17499

31/2-5

M

1/25-4/5

11:30 am-12:25 pm

P&R

Peart

Songs and Games for Tots In this class, children ages 3 to 5 will learn to sing the classics like Row Row Row Your Boat and have fun expressing themselves through song. They will also practice social skills as they engage in singing games like musical chairs. Parent participation is welcome. Instructor: Cathie Davis Fee: $20 17896

3-5

Th

2/18-3/18

2:00-3:00 pm

P&R

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Creative Arts for Youth/Teens Dance Classes If the class does not state Adult/Child, parents are asked to remain outside the classroom area. Our instructors have found the quality of instruction has often been affected by parent and/or sibling distractions, interruptions and various other concerns, which interfere with class instruction. We also feel it is most beneficial for children to have recreational time interacting with their peers. One to two “room parents” may stay, if needed, to assist with restroom breaks, keeping kids in line and helping with any one-on-one interaction, etc., but they may not help with the instruction. All classes will be held at the Peart Center. Classes will begin the week of January 25 and continue for 12 weeks. No classes will be held on President’s Day (February 15) and the week of Spring Break (March 15 - 19). Modestly priced costumes will be required, more information to come! For more information on children’s dance classes, please call Shayla Gunn at 421-8677, ext. 4550. A RECITAL WILL BE HELD AT THE END OF THIS SESSION. THE DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED. COSTUMES WILL BE REQUIRED. COSTUME FITTINGS WILL BE DONE DURING THE FIRST CLASS IN JANUARY. THE PAYMENT FOR COSTUMES IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE CLASS. CHILDREN MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THIS CLASS IN ORDER TO BE ASSURED OF THEIR COSTUME ARRIVING IN TIME. (COSTUMES TAKE APPROXIMATELY 12 WEEKS TO ARRIVE SO IT IS IMPERATIVE YOUR CHILD IS AT THE FIRST CLASS FOR THEIR COSTUME FITTING.) Dance Class Fees: $65 for 12 weeks of instruction **THE CLASS FEE INCLUDES $40 FOR 12 WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION AND $25 FOR COSTUME COST** CREATIVE MOVEMENT 1 — Afternoon Classes will consist of basic stretches and dance movements from ballet, tap and jazz. Exercises will be performed to classical and children’s music. The goal of this class is to improve students’ coordination, musicality, and self-confidence. Emphasis in these classes will be placed on having fun through dance. Maximum 15 students. Dress Code: Leotards, tights, and ballet shoes. Ballet skirts are optional. Instructor: Lexie Sweeney Experience: None 18897 4-5yrs T 1/26-4/20 4:15-5:00 pm Peart CREATIVE MOVEMENT 1 — Morning Classes will consist of basic stretches and dance movements from ballet, tap and jazz. Exercises will be performed to classical and children’s music. The goal of this class is to improve students’ coordination, musicality, and self-confidence. Emphasis in these classes will be placed on having fun through dance. Maximum 15 students. Dress Code: Leotards, tights, and ballet shoes. Ballet skirts are optional. Instructor: Demorea Epps Experience: None 18946 4-5yrs T 1/26-4/20 11:00-11:45 am Peart CREATIVE MOVEMENT 2 Class will incorporate more stretches and introduce more dance movements. The students will begin learning small dances and rhythm combinations may be introduced. The goals for this class are the same as Creative Movement 1. Maximum of 15 students. Dress Code: Leotards, tights, and ballet shoes. Ballet skirts are optional. Instructor: Lexie Sweeney Experience: None 18898

6-7yrs

T

1/26-4/20

5:15-6:00 pm

Peart

BALLET Class will consist of learning the correct postural stance of a dancer, learning the basic positions and exercises (plies, tendus, releves, eleves, battement, passe, turns, leaps and jumps). Maximum 15 students. Dress Code: Leotards, tights, and ballet shoes. Ballet skirts are optional. Instructor: Lexie Sweeney Experience: Creative Movement 2 or previous dance experience 18896 6-10yrs W 1/27-4/21 4:15-5:00 pm Peart HIP HOP Children will be taught a variety of dance moves in this new class. Classes will begin with stretching and warm ups leading into a combination of jazz and hip hop techniques. Maximum of 15 students. Dress Code: Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Instructor: Demorea Epps Experience: None 18900

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8-14yrs

W

1/27-4/21

5:30-6:30 pm

Peart

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Creative Arts for Youth/Teens Dance Classes JAZZ Class will consist of teaching children a variety of dance moves consisting of ballet as well as modern techniques. Class will consist of putting together a routine that will be performed to various types of music. Maximum of 15 students. Dress Code: Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Instructor: Demorea Epps Experience: None 18901

8-14yrs

Th

1/28-4/22

5:30-6:30 pm

Peart

STRETCH FOR DANCERS Flexibility is extremely important to a dancer’s ability to perform advanced movements and tricks. Some people are born naturally flexible; however, most are not. The only way to increase one’s flexibility is through continuous and extensive stretching. This class will teach young dancers how to stretch effectively and safely to improve their flexibility. Dress Code: Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Instructor: Lexie Sweeney Experience: None 18899

8-14yrs

F

1/29-4/23

5:00-5:45 pm

Peart

TAP I Class will consist of teaching children a variety of tap rhythms at the barre and across the floor. It will begin with stretching and warm ups leading into various tap techniques. Maximum of 15 students. Dress Code: Leotard, Tights, and Tap Shoes Instructor: Yonne DeLouth Experience: None 18947 5-10yrs M *Class will not meet on February 15 and March 15.

1/25-4/26*

5:30pm-6:15 pm

Peart

Childrens’ After School Program For more information concerning the After School Program, contact Shayla Gunn at 421-8677, ext. 4550. The City of Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Department sponsors an After School Program for grades K-6. Evergreen Elementary School will be our program site. The program will run from school dismissal until 6:00 pm. Activities for this program include sports, games, homework time, arts and crafts and much more. Transportation to the program is provided by the school district. Each parent must make bussing arrangements with the school. Transportation from the program is not provided. Space is limited to 100 children and registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Fees effective for the 20092010 school year are as follows: Registration Fee: $22 per child ($66 maximum per family) FULL TIME FEES $35.00 per week (1st child) attending $31.50 per week for each additional child (10% discount off full rate) PART TIME FEES (Part time fees are based on the number of days a child attends the program, not the number of hours.) 1 day – $7.50 (1st child), $6.75 each additional child (10% discount) 2 days – $15.00 (1st child), $13.50 each additional child (10% discount) 3 days – $22.50 (1st child), $20.25 each additional child (10% discount) 4 days – $30.00 (1st child), $27.00 each additional child (10% discount) D.E.S. subsidies are available to eligible families by calling 836-0093. You will need to see the registration packet for more detailed information on fees. The City of Casa Grande, Casa Grande Elementary School District, and the Department of Economic Security have made this program possible. INTEGRATED AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM K-6 grade children with developmental disabilities or mild mental retardation may be integrated into the existing After School Program. Children must be able to take care of their own basic daily living skills (i.e., toileting, eating, etc.). Clients will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All other After School Program rules and fees apply. Contact Shayla Gunn at 421-8677, ext. 4550 for more information or to register your child.

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Len Colla Recreation Center 1105 E. 4th Street, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 — 421-8655 For further information regarding programs at Len Colla Recreation Center, contact Shayla Gunn at 421-8677, ext. 4550. HOURS Monday through Friday 3:00-6:00 pm Elementary School Early Release Days 1:00-5:00 pm Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm *The Len Colla Recreation Center will be closed in recognition of the following Holidays observed by the City of Casa Grande: Friday, January 1; Monday, January 18; Monday, February 15; and Monday, May 31. AFTER SCHOOL RECREATION This program is held daily Monday through Friday beginning January 4 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. This free supervised program includes arts and crafts, sports, computer software, educational games and programs, drama and dance all of which are geared at motivating the imagination and creativity of participating children.

FOOD DEMONSTRATIONS – HEALTHY CHOICES Staff will perform food demonstrations and educational workshops for all participants free of charge each week. This program is made possible with funding by: The City of Casa Grande, Arizona Nutrition Network, USDA, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Office, and Arizona Department of Health Services. Check the menu calendar for what is being served each month.

HOMEWORK HELP Monday through Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm all activity at the center will be directed toward school homework, reading or class projects.

JANUARY ART MONTH

This month we will be concentrating on learning about the different types and times of art in our world. Come create your masterpiece using the different forms of art including painting, drawing and sculpting. CAVE PAINTINGS Saturday, January 9 We will be looking at different cave paintings from the past and creating our own … with our hands! UNITY MARCH Friday, January 15 Join the students from Villago Middle School as they march from Mosley Park/Len Colla to City Hall. The theme for this year’s march is “It’s Time to Totally Fulfill the Dream of Dr. King.” For more information on this event contact Shayla Gunn at 421-8677, ext. 4550.

3-D ART Saturday, January 23 Let’s make some art that has some dimension! PERSONAL MASTERPIECE Saturday, January 30 Now it’s your time to shine. We will provide the materials and all you have to do is create your masterpiece. Use paint, crayon, marker, or colored pencil. You can glue, glitter, cut, or paste. It’s your project lets see what you can do!

ANCIENT EGYPT Saturday, January 16 The Egyptians used hieroglyphs as their written language. Come learn about hieroglyphs and make some of your own.

FEBRUARY

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

This will be a month of African American activities: coloring contest, arts and crafts, trivia, and much more. AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE Friday, February 5 We will be watching a film about the African American Culture in order to learn and understand more about African American Heritage.

VALENTINES DANCE Friday, February 12 6:00-8:00 pm This event is for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who like music and who like to dance! We will have a DJ and cookies and drinks. The cost is only $1!

SUNDAY CELEBRATION Sunday, February 7 The 19th Annual Len Colla Recreation Center Sunday Celebration will be held from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. This is a celebration to honor the late Len Colla who the center is named after. Len Colla was a teacher at Palo Verde school who used to donate his time at the center to tutor kids after school. Activities will include games, music, food and an open house with details regarding the construction project, current timelines, etc. Families are encouraged to attend!

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Len Colla Recreation Center MARCH

SPORTS MONTH

Let’s get physical! Every week this month we will be learning, celebrating and participating in our favorite sports. (Sports activities will take place at Mosley Park.) KICKBALL March 3 Join us as the staff challenge the youth in this fun backyard game.

BASKETBALL March 17 On Thursday we will go over the rules and history of basketball and on Friday we will have a mini-basketball tournament. We will also be coloring our own personal basketballs to hang up in the center.

FOOTBALL March 10 Do you know how to throw a football? If so, come show us! After we go over the history of football and some of its stars we will play a game of 500!

SOCCER March 24 No hands! Let’s have fun passing and shooting for the goal. Do you know what country soccer originated in? Well, if you don’t, you will if you come to the center for soccer day. Plus we will have a goal-shooting contest where everyone is a winner!

APRIL

THE DEEP SEA MONTH

Ever wondered what lives in the deep dark ocean? This month we will be learning about and creating deep-sea creatures. We will also be watching videos on Fridays that are ocean themed. EASTER EGG HUNT Friday, April 2 2:00 pm (Center open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm) Join the Easter egg hunt at Len Colla Recreation Center and try to find one of the golden eggs! We will also have cookies and candy for everyone who participates. Bring your own basket or use one of ours!

SPRING FLING Friday, April 16 6:00-8:00 pm This is the third annual Spring Fling Dance for grades 6th, 7th, and 8th. There will be a DJ, dancing, snacks and fun! Cost is $2.

MAY

MEXICAN AMERICAN CELEBRATION MONTH

All this month we will be doing different Mexican American events: coloring contest, arts and crafts, videos and much more. TASTE OF MEXICO Wednesday, May 5 4:00 pm Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us and lots of food and fun!

MOTHER’S DAY ACTIVITIES Friday, May 7 Let your mother know how much she is appreciated by making a special gift just for her at the Len Colla Recreation Center.

Father and Daughter Dance Friday, January 8, 2010 • 6-8 pm Teen Center, 540 N. Camino Mercado (In Palm Center Plaza next to Central Arizona College)

All Ages Welcome $20 for every couple ($5 for every additional daughter) Dads, come create memories with your daughters and join us for our Holiday Father & Daughter Dance. Activities will include dancing, games, crafts, food and fun. Each couple will take home a keepsake photograph, and memories that will last a lifetime. Questions? Call Jeff at 421-8677, ext. 4560. SPRING 2010 • THE CITY OF CASA GRANDE COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

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Casa Grande Teen Center 540 N. Camino Mercado (in Palm Center Plaza behind Cracker Barrel next to CAC) (520) 374-2764 The Teen Center is open to all Casa Grande teens in grades 6th through 12th. You can register at the Teen Center. Teens must show proof of residency during registration. For more information regarding programs at the Casa Grande Teen Center, contact Jeff Molner at 421-8677, ext. 4560. Teen Center Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Wednesday Saturday

3:00-7:00 pm 3:00-6:00 pm 4:00-8:00 pm

The Teen Center will be closed in recognition of the following holidays observed by the City of Casa Grande: Friday, January 1; Monday, January 18; Monday, February 15; and Monday, May 31. Any changes will be posted on the Teen Center’s monthly calendar at www.casagrandeaz.gov/web/guest/teencenter Transportation to the Teen Center will be available starting in January. For more information contact Jeff Molner at 4218677, ext. 4560.

Special Events JANUARY

MOVIE NIGHT Every Saturday in January starting on the 9th will be movie night at the Teen Center. Come hang out with your friends at the Teen Center and watch a movie on our big screen. Popcorn and soda will be provided. Other concessions will be available for a cheap price.

FEBRUARY SWEETFEST February 13 Saturday, February 13th, the Teen Center will be hosting its first ever Sweetfest. Bake a dessert to be displayed at the Teen Center and have a chance to win prizes. Or if you want, come taste test all of the desserts and then vote on the sweetest.

MARCH PROM FASHION SHOW March 6 Get ready for Prom at the Teen Center’s Prom Fashion Show and Can Food Drive. The fashion show will take place on March 6th. The entry fee is 1 donated can food per person.

ANNIVERSARY PARTY March 27 Celebrate the Teen Center’s 2 year anniversary at the Anniversary Party on March 27.

APRIL

TOURNAMENT MONTH April is Tournament month at the Teen Center. Each Saturday we will be holding a different tournament for prizes.

MAY MUSIC NIGHT The Teen Center will be hosting a Music Night in May. Day and time will be listed on the Teen Center monthly calendar, or call Jeff for more details at 4218677, etx. 4560. BBQ May 8 The Teen Center will be holding an End of the School Year Barbeque on May 8th. Come with your family and friends to enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, soda and a dessert. After your done challenge your friends to a game of ping pong, pool, fooseball, air hockey, guitar hero, etc.

LOCK IN March 12 The Teen Center will be hosting a Spring Break Lock in on March 12. There will be tournaments, movies and games all night long. There will also be FREE food!

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Adaptive Leisure Programs Programs for developmentally disabled children or physically disabled participants may be offered upon interest. Flyers are sent out regularly with specific information on adaptive leisure programs. For further information or to get on our mailing list please contact Erica Perez at 421-8760, etx. 4420.

THUNDEROUS THURSDAYS Thunderous Thursdays is a social club for developmentally disabled teens and adults. The group meets once a month to participate in social activities and enjoy each other’s company within the Casa Grande area. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 421-8677 to register. All of the activities are free of charge. 17749 17750 17751 17752

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Bingo Valentine Crafts Wii Game Night Movie Night

4:00-5:30 4:00-5:30 4:00-5:30 4:00-5:30

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5th Annual Cactus Pedal Bike Challenge Saturday, March 13

7:00 am registration • 8:00 am start Paul Mason Sportsplex (2525 N. Pinal Avenue) T-shirt • Breakfast For more information contact Nick Russo at 421-8677, ext. 4540

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Casa Grande Public Libraries Vista Grande Library

Main Library

1556 N. Arizola Rd. Casa Grande, AZ 85122 (520) 421-8652 http://cglibrary.org

449 N. Dry Lake Street Casa Grande, AZ 85122 (520) 421-8710 http://cglibrary.org Hours:

Monday through Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9:00 9:00 9:00 1:00

am-7:00 pm am-5:00 pm am-1:00 pm pm-5:00 pm

Hours:

Monday through Friday Saturday Sunday

8:00 am-5:00 pm 1:00 pm-5:00 pm CLOSED

“The mission of the Casa Grande Public Library is to provide a diversity of material that reflects the interests of the community and our commitment to provide equal access to information: the freedom to read is essential to our democracy.” This Mission Statement was crafted and adopted by the Casa Grande Public Library Advisory Board in November of 2002. All library programs are offered free of charge. Please make note of all registration and age restrictions. Out of consideration for performers and others in attendance, we ask that you be on time for all programs. All programs are subject to change without notice.

YOUTH PROGRAMS For more information on Youth Programs at the Main Library, please contact Youth Librarian, Julie Lash, at 421-8710, ext. 5140. For more information on Youth Programs at Vista Grande Library, please contact Youth Librarian, Jenn Lopez, at 421-8652, ext. 5021. MAYOR’S READING CLUB The Mayor’s Reading Club needs you! Once a month, the Mayor’s Readers fan out amongst the classrooms of Casa Grande’s elementary schools and St. Anthony’s to let our kids hear adults reading for fun and learn about lots of interesting career choices! Interested? For more information or to register to be a reader, please contact Youth Librarian, Julie Lash, at 421-8710, ext. 5140. 17448 17449 17450 17451

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1/20 2/17 3/24 4/21

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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Please join the Youth Librarian for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and a simple craft or snack! All children are welcome; however, this program is generally suitable for ages 3-5. Parents and/or guardians are required. Registration is not required but attendance is limited, so please be on time. 17447 18749

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EASTER STORYTIME Please join Youth Librarian, Julie Lash, for a very special Easter Storytime. Preschool and Lapsit Storytimes will be combined this week, and there will be no Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, March 30. 18748

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LAPSIT STORYTIME Please join the Youth Librarian for 20 minutes of stories, songs, puppet shows, rhymes, and fingerplays. All children are welcome; however, this program is generally suitable for ages 6 months to 2 years. Parents and/or guardians are required. No registration is required but attendance is limited, so please be on time. 6m-2y 6m-2y

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To make it a happy experience for everyone, please observe the following guidelines: 1. Young children tend to listen when they are secure in their parent’s lap. If you cannot have your child in your lap, arrange to sit on the floor right next to him or her. Help your child to stay focused on the storyteller and participate in the songs and activities. 2. Please plan to arrive at Storytime a few minutes early. One and two year olds are easily distracted, and latecomers become the focus of attention. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may not be allowed to enter the room due to distractions and/or overcrowding. 3. If your child becomes very restless, loud or uncooperative, please step outside the Storytime room. We want everyone to be able to hear and to concentrate on the Storytime program. Your child may be ready to come back to Storytime after a few minutes. The main goal is for everyone to have a good time. With your help, we can develop and nurture your toddler’s love of books and the library. MARCH MOVIE MANIA Spring Break is here! Come to the Library during Spring Break to watch some movies and eat some popcorn. Bring your friends! 17454 18646

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM

“MAKE A SPLASH @ YOUR LIBRARY: READ” The 2010 Arizona Reading Program for youth begins in June. Watch for details in the Summer Brochure!

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Casa Grande Public Libraries TEEN PROGRAMS TEEN GAMING Come and join the Casa Grande Public Library for a gaming program. Those who like Rock Band, or who want to play other games using Xbox and Wii, can come to either the Main Library or Vista Grande Library and find an array of games and tournaments. Registration is not required, but please be on time. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis. 17596 18454 17597 18455 17598 18456 17599 18457 17600 18458 17601 18459 17602 18460 17603 18461

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S.P.A.R.C. (Students Participating in an Advisory Reading Committee) This group of young adults meets every week to discuss books, brainstorm ways in which to improve the library, and suggest programs for the public. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17 and would like to join S.P.A.R.C., please stop by either library to fill out an application. For more information, please call Julie Lash at 421-8710, ext. 5140, or Susie Dunbar at 421-8652, ext. 5014. 17452 18648

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SPRING BREAK SHOWTIME! If you find yourself staying in town over Spring Break, cruise on over to the Vista Grande Library to watch movies, throw back some popcorn, and hang out with friends. We will have at least one hot new release so you can brag that you saw it first! 18348

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ADULT PROGRAMS FILM NIGHT The Casa Grande Public Library offers a series of Independent Films to the Casa Grande community that are otherwise unavailable on the local theatre screen. These films are chosen carefully to create a diverse series of thought-provoking and award-winning films. Come join us every month to watch a quality film and then join in our discussion. Selections in the series include: The Window, a film by Carlos Sorin (1/27); The Drummer, a film by Kenneth Bi (2/24); For My Father, a film by Dror Zahavi (3/24); and Gigante, a film by Adrian Biniez (4/28). 17304 17606 17607 17608

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BOOK CLUB KITS “TO GO” Create your own Book Club with neighbors and friends. Each Book Club Kit comes with five copies of the book and a set of book discussion questions. Please contact Julie Yen at 421-8710, ext. 5013, or jyen@casagrandeaz.gov for available titles at the Main Library. For Book Club Kits at Vista Grande Library, contact Celeste Langellier at 421-8652 or clangellier@casagrandeaz.gov.

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2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at 12 noon

DATES — Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 11, Mar. 25, Apr. 8, Apr. 22

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Casa Grande Public Libraries TECHNOLOGY CLASSES Are you just learning how to use your computer, or do you feel you need some refresher courses on the many functions of a computer? Well, come to the library for our Technology Classes. A variety of classes are available at both the Main Library and Vista Grande Library. Come and get acquainted with your computer at the library! To register for these classes, or for more information, please contact Kevin Fahey, Adult Services Librarian at the Main Library, at 421-8710, ext. 5240, or Celeste Langellier, Adult Services Librarian at Vista Grande Library, at 421-8652, ext. 5160. You may also register using the form on page 5 of this brochure or by sending an email to cglibrary@ casagrandeaz.gov. All classes are free of charge. You do not have to be a library cardholder to participate. Registration for all classes begins one month prior to the start date. BASIC COMPUTERS I In this class, participants will learn how to use typing skills with Microsoft Word, and how to interface with their Windows computer. 17396 18697 17397 18696 17398 18698 17399 18699

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P U O A R R G N G D A E N BOOK DISCUSSIO VIST DATES — Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14

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Casa Grande Public Libraries CAMERA TO COMPUTER Learn to transfer your photos from your digital camera to a computer and the Internet. Share your photos with your friends and family, or the world. Please bring your digital camera and cords. 17415 17414 17416 17417

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BEGINNING FACEBOOK Have you heard of Facebook, but don’t know what it is? Or perhaps you have friends and family you want to look up on Facebook, but you don’t know how? Come to the library to learn about Facebook, the fastest growing social network on the Internet. 18296 18297 18298 18299

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GENEALOGY Are you building a family tree, but struggling with finding birth certificates? Have you been curious about genealogy, but are unsure how to start? Come to our Genealogy class and learn about the resources the library has for you. 17404 17405 17406 17407

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Read YouR WaY to the aRizona State Centennial in 2012 with ONEBOOKAZ

Learn more about the winning titles and find out about ONEBOOKAZ events happening in your community at www.onebookaz.org

Interested in VOLUNTEERING at the Library? Stop by and pick up an application. Casa Grande Public Library 449 N. Dry Lake Street Vista Grande Public Library 1556 N. Arizola Rd. SPRING 2010 • THE CITY OF CASA GRANDE COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

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Adult Sport Leagues and Special Events CACTUS PEDAL The 5th Annual Cactus Pedal Bike Challenge through the Sacaton Mountains is set for Saturday, March 13 beginning and ending at the Paul Mason Sportsplex (2525 N. Pinal Avenue). The ride will start at 8:00 am and on site registration will begin at 7:00 am. During this ride you will enjoy the beautiful scenery that spring offers in the desert plus a trip up the backside of the ‘hill.’ All entrants will receive a t-shirt and breakfast. The entry fee is $35. For more information contact Nick Russo at 421-8677 ext. 4540. Fee: $35 18096

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coed softball league Registration for the coed slowpitch doubleheader league will open Monday, January 4. Games will begin on Monday, February 22. The season consists of 7 weeks of doubleheaders followed by a single elimination playoff. The cost is $380 per team and the league is limited to the first 16 teams. Coaches meeting, February 17, 5:30 pm. Fee: $380 17949

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MEN’S SINGLEHEADER SOFTBALL LEAGUE (Tuesday) Registration for the men’s slowpitch singleheader league will open Monday, January 4. Games will begin on Tuesday, February 23. The season consists of 7 weeks of singleheaders followed by a single elimination playoff. The cost is $280 per team and the league is limited to the first 16 teams. Coaches meeting, February 17, 5:30 pm. Fee: $280 17997

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4th Annual Winter Slugfest Softball Tournament The 4th Annual Winter Slugfest Tournament will be held at the Paul Mason Sportsplex on Saturday, January 23. The tournament is USSSA sanctioned and open to all D and E level teams in Arizona. Tournament format is double elimination and prizes will be awarded to the winners of the tournament. Fee: $225 18546

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Adult Coed Drop in Volleyball Coed drop in volleyball will run throughout the Spring season. This program will run from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Cactus Middle School. The fee is $2 per player (each session). Players will call their own points. Fee: $2 18396 18+ 2/3-3/31* *No Volleyball on 3/17

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MEN’S DOUBLEHEADER SOFTBALL LEAGUE (Thursday) Registration for the men’s slowpitch doubleheader league will open Monday, January 4. Games will begin on Thursday, February 25. The season consists of 7 weeks of doubleheaders followed by a single elimination playoff. The cost is $380 per team and the league is limited to the first 16 teams. Coaches meeting, February 17, 5:30 pm. Fee: $380 17996

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Summer Club for Kids SUPER, SILLY, SUMMER CLUB for KIDS! The City of Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Department will sponsor this supervised summer recreation program for 5-12 years olds (12 year olds must be entering the 6th grade in the fall). Participants are free to arrive and depart the program at any time during the program hours. This program will run Tuesday, June 1 until one week prior to the start of the next school year from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch are available most days and a nutritious snack will be served each day. Activities include sports, games, cooking, arts and crafts and much more. Each Tuesday will include a field trip and each Thursday is a swimming day at the Palm Island Family Aquatics Park. A $40 registration fee is required per child ($80 maximum per family), $35 ($70 maximum per family) for those currently registered in the Evergreen After School Program. Space is limited and registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for this program begins Monday, April 19. Please call Shayla Gunn at 421-8677, ext. 4550 for more information. Registration forms will be available at the Parks & Recreation Office. Location: Peart Center, 350 E. Sixth Street Participants must register and submit weekly payment for a minimum of 3 days per week. PROGRAM FEES: (7:30 am – 6:00 pm) 5 days – $70 (1st child), $56 each additional child (20% discount) 4 days – $65 (1st child), $52 each additional child (20% discount) 3 days – $50 (1st child), $40 each additional child (20% discount) This program does not qualify as Child Care for DES Assistance Purposes.

Catfish Rodeo

Saturday, March 20

Dave White Regional Park 6:00 to 10:00 am Ages 15 and under Prizes • Food • Beverages • Bait $3 per child For more information, call Chad Price at 421-8677, ext. 4530.

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Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center 405 E. 6th Street, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 General Information - 421-8760 Senior Meals Program & Transportation - 421-8765 Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center provides area residents the opportunity to experience recreational, cultural and educational programming in a friendly atmosphere. Tours and an explanation of our programs are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm. For further information regarding programs at the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center, contact Erica Perez at 421-8760. For information regarding our Meals and Transportation program contact Mike Bentley at 421-8765. THE CACTUS CHRONICLE ... is a monthly publication distributed by the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center and the City of Casa Grande Community Services Department. It will keep you up to date on all center activities and classes as well as community events. Stop by the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center or the Parks & Recreation Department at the beginning of each month and pick up your copy or call 421-8760 to be put on the mailing list for a small fee. SITE COUNCIL The Site Council serves as a liaison between patrons of the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center and staff. The council plans trips, activities and fundraisers for the senior center. If you would like to become a member or would like more information please contact 421-8760. SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST Our Site Council will be cookin’ up some breakfast the first Saturday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 am. The menu varies each month but includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, juice and coffee. The cost is $3.50 per person. Proceeds go toward funding of future Site Council activities. Please stop by or see our Cactus Chronicle for more details. GIFT SHOP Located in the lobby, there are a variety of items that have been made or donated for you to purchase. All proceeds go toward funding of future Site Council activities. Gift Shop hours are 9:3011:30 am Monday through Friday. FRIDAY BREAKFAST The Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center staff will be offering breakfast every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month through May. The menu varies each month but may include pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, french toast, fried potatoes, juice and coffee. Cost for the breakfast is $3.50 or $4 for To-Go orders. All proceeds will benefit our Meals on Wheels program. LUNCH PROGRAM 11:30 am – MONDAY-FRIDAY Nutritious lunches available. For participants ages 60 and older, the suggested contribution is $3; a charge of $5 for those under 60. Menus are available. Reservations must be made in person one week in advance. Meals prepared by Isaac Davis. TRANSPORTATION Transportation for individuals age 60 and older is available to and from the senior center. Rides are also available to and from doctor appointments, etc. Donations are appreciated! Call 421-8765, ext. 4430 if you are in need of transportation.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE A paralegal from Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens is available once a month (days vary). Appointments are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call or stop by for specific days and/or to make an appointment.

ADULT CENTER CLASSES, CLUBS AND MORE CERAMICS Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center offers an ongoing open ceramics program in the Peart Center Activity Room. Our center has a variety of molds to pour at a reasonable cost. The public, if experienced in pouring procedures, is invited to use the facilities during open ceramic hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. All ceramic hobbyists are welcomed. Assistance will be available if you have questions. Prices for this activity are based on the size of mold used and how many firings are needed. Please see the instructor for questions on costs. LAPIDARY AND SILVERSMITHING Persons interested in Lapidary and Silversmithing will enjoy our open hours this spring. The public is welcome to come and use the facility. The facility is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am to 12 noon for Lapidary and on Monday from 12:30-3:00 pm for Silversmithing. Check the Cactus Chronicle for times. The Lapidary/ Silversmithing Supervisor is on hand to answer your questions and help out with the equipment. A $4/$5 per session usage fee allows for economical recreation and a rewarding, useful hobby or you may purchase a punch card for $40. This is good for 11 visits. SENIOR HANDS & CARING HEARTS CRAFT CLUB Join us each Tuesday morning at 9:30 am in the Rainbow Room. Senior Hands & Caring Hearts craft group has a variety of crafts; crafts made are used for various center decoration and community outreach projects. BOOK EXCHANGE Our book exchange is held the first Tuesday of each month from 9:00 am-12:00 noon. Bring in books to share and take some from our collection/exchange. INFORMAL ART GROUP For beginner or intermediate levels, volunteers are on hand to assist as needed. This group meets every Monday from 1:00-3:30 pm in the dining room. Bring your own supplies, no cost to attend. open computer lab Free use of equipment, sign up is required. Practice computer basics. Internet is available. Open hours Monday through Friday.

The lunch and transportation programs are a collaborative effort funded by Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens – Area Agency on Aging, United Way of Pinal County, Older Americans Act, Humana MarketPoint and the City of Casa Grande Community Services Department.

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Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center 55 ALIVE The City of Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Department and AARP are co-sponsoring the "55 Alive" Program. This innovative classroom driver-retraining program is designed to help older persons improve their driving skills through a four-hour refresher course. This is the nation’s first curriculum specifically designed for drivers ages 50 and over. Pre-registration is required, you must call Mike Bergman at 4941185 to register. CARD PARTY Come on down to the center on Monday and Friday afternoons at 1:00 pm for a game of cards. Games will vary from day to day including: Hand & Foot, Mexican Train Dominoes and more. Join the Bridge players on Mondays and every other Wednesday. Euchre Card Club meets each Tuesday to play cards. Tables will be set up for both beginners and those who already know the game. Everyone is welcome. Please inquire with the front desk or pick up a Cactus Chronicle for more details. SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES We have a variety of special interest classes such as belly dancing, exercise classes and more. Check out the "Adult Special Interest Classes" section of this brochure or stop by the center to pick up a Parks & Recreation Department Activities Brochure.

EXERCISE & FITNESS SENIOR CHAIR EXERCISE This program is for seniors of all physical ability levels. It will involve exercises that increase flexibility (stretching), muscle strength (light weights), and vascular conditioning (movement). The group meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Dorothy Powell Senior Center from 9:00 to 10:00 am. No fee to participate. FITNESS EQUIPMENT Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (most days) Treadmills, exercise bicycles, cardio glides and elliptical machines are available. Cost is free. Proper shoes required. Must sign up at the front desk. If you are a first time user and would like an orientation please see the front desk staff. Yes Wii Can! Video games aren’t just for the young, but for those “young at heart.” Drop in every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. to play a variety of interactive video games. Wii games include bowling, baseball, golf and more. No fee to participate. Dress comfortably and wear walking shoes. Staff will be available upon request.

GAMES & ACTIVITIES COFFEE HOUR Come to the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center each Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 am for coffee and donuts. Meet others who live in the area or are here visiting for the winter. Talk about where you’ve been, where you’re going and why you are here as well as keep up on the latest current events both local and nationwide. We’ll see you there! BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK Blood pressure checks will be available each month, various Tuesday mornings at approximately 9:30 am. Please call or stop by for specific days.

SUNDAY SOCIAL POTLUCKS All Casa Grande Valley Area Senior Adults are invited to join us at the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center on the third Sunday of each month September through May for a social gathering. We’ll get together at 1:00 pm and the activities will vary each month. You must sign up in advance and bring a dish to share that will serve eight. Watch the Cactus Chronicle for these Sunday happenings. wood-carvers All wood-carvers are welcome to come by on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm to meet with other carvers and exchange ideas while you work on your own personal projects or learn something new. This is a great way to meet others that share your hobby as well as broaden your knowledge about carving. The wood carvers will have a showing of their work in February; check the Cactus Chronicle for more information. We look forward to seeing you there. PLAY BILLIARDS There is no cost to play. The table is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up at the front desk. SHUFFLEBOARD Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. There is no cost to play. Table is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up at the front desk. BINGO Held most Fridays, immediately after lunch. No cost to play. Donation of prizes always welcome!

DAY TRIPS & TAG ALONGS Our Site Council plans a variety of monthly trips. Trips vary in cost and leave from the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center. Pre-registration is REQUIRED; complete details will be listed in the Cactus Chronicle monthly newsletter. Watch for more details.

DANCE Satin Slippers – Ballroom Dance Club Those 21 and over are welcome to join. If you are an experienced ballroom dancer you’ll have the opportunity to support and promote our club. If you are a beginner, you’ll have the opportunity to learn. All skill levels will benefit. A modest annual membership fee of $25 will enable your participation. All fees collected will be used to provide music and other miscellaneous costs associated with monthly club dances and lessons. Dances are held monthly; cost $5/$7 for non-members. Please call or stop by for more details. LINE DANCING Classes are held Thursday and Friday mornings: Thursday for Intermediate students, Friday for Beginner students. The cost is FREE. Classes are held at the Womans Club or the Boys and Girls Club. MONTHLY DANCES Dances are held the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:30 pm. Cost is $5. Monthly dances are co-sponsored by our Site Council. Entertainment is provided at each dance along with refreshments. AFTERNOON DANCES For those of you who don’t like to travel in the evening, or would just like an afternoon out, we offer afternoon dances the third Tuesday of each month, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Live music most dances. Cost is $2.

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Youth Sports HERSHEY TRACK AND FIELD This nationally sponsored youth track program is scheduled for Saturday, March 27, beginning at 9:00 am at the Carr McNatt Football Stadium (Old Cougar Stadium). Check-in begins at 8:30 am. The meet is open to youth ages 7-14 and will include running events, long jump and softball throw. The event is FREE to all participants who pre-register by Friday, March 26. All ON SITE registrations will be charged $1 per event. Winners in each event per age and gender category will advance to the next level of competition. Fee: Free (Pre-registration only) Fee: $1 on site per event 17497

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Junior Golf Clinic Youth ages 7-17 can learn the fundamentals of the three major areas of golf. Particpants will learn full swing mechanics, short game fundamentals, and putting technique. There will also be a rules and etiquette lesson on the final day of class. Fee: $25 18046

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MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT The City of Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a Middle School Basketball Tournament for boys and girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The tournament will be held over Spring Break on March 18, 19 and 20. The cost of the tournament is $10 per player. The registration deadline is February 19. There will be an evaluation day that players must attend. We are looking for volunteers who would like to coach. Fee: $10 17698

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PITCH, HIT, AND RUN COMPETITION The City of Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Department will host its Annual Major League Baseball Youth Pitch, Hit and Run Skills Competition at the Little League fields. You may stop by anytime between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. The MLB skills competition is a program intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the “FUN” element of baseball competition. Since there is no registration fee for this program, every boy and girl, ages 7-14, will have a chance to compete. Participants will compete in three important aspects of baseball: batting, pitching and base running. Champions of each skill event along with the “All-Around” high scores in each age group at local competitions will advance to an assigned sectional competition. You may register on site but it is preferred that you pre-register at the Parks & Recreation Department. Fee: Free 17697

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Spring Break baseball training Camp Boys and girls 5-12 years old are invited to get a jump on the upcoming baseball/softball season at this camp. The camp will feature instruction in the fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting, base running and more. Instructor: Recreation Staff Fee: $12 17496

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Special Events

“PARTY IN THE PARK” CONCERT SERIES The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department is once again pleased to offer a series of concerts to be held at Peart Park this spring. This ultimate music series will be held the 3rd Friday of each month in March, April, May and June. All concerts will be free of charge and will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and start your weekend off right with an evening in the park. Fun for the whole family! Please call 421-8760 for more information.

Our concerts will feature: March 19 – Knee Deep Experience (Funk/Hip Hop/R&B)

April 16 – Swing Fever (Swing/Jazz)

May 21 – Mary Hoffman (Country/Folk Rock/Pop)

June 18 – Stephanie Eason (Country)

Summer Registration

Summer Registration Monday, May 3, 2010 Monday, May 3, 2010 Starts at 8 am Starts and at 8:00 am Parks Recreation Office ParksE.and Recreation 404 Florence Blvd.Office 404 E. Florence Blvd.

Save Time and Energy Register onand Online at Save Time Energy www.casagrandeaz.gov Register for Summer Recreation Classes Starting at 8:00 am Online at www.casagrandeaz.gov

Need to set up an account? Have Questions? Need to setRecreation up an account? Parks and Office Have421-8677 Questions? Call Parks and Recreation Office Call 421-8677

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Special Events UNITY MARCH AND CELEBRATION The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department and Villago Middle School with the support of the Casa Grande Police Department would like to invite you to join the youth from Villago Middle School as they march from the Mosley Park/Len Colla Recreation Center to City Hall in recognition of our national leaders on Friday, January 15. The walk will begin at approximately 12:30 pm and end on the front lawn at City Hall. The theme of this year’s march will be “It’s Time to Totally Fulfill the Dream of Dr. King.” There will be music, motivational speakers, and more. Winning photos and essays will be on display. Please contact Shayla Gunn for more information at 421-8677, ext. 4550. MUTT SHOW Join us for a tail waggin’ good time as we invite all dogs and owners to the annual Mutt Show. This event is co-sponsored by the Kiwanis/ Key Clubs, Casa Grande Animal Control Department, Kukawski’s Picka-Pet and Powell’s Feed and Supply. The sponsors, as well as Shawna’s Top Notch Grooming and Cheryl’s Place photography, provide prizes. The Mutt Show is scheduled for Saturday, February 6 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at A Leash On Life Dog Park at Ed Hooper Rodeo Park. The Mutt Show is free to enter and categories include: Biggest Dog, Smallest Dog, Cutest Puppy, Fluffiest Dog, Longest Ears, Shortest Tail, Best Dancer, Most Unusual, Most Beautiful, Most Handsome, Curliest Tail, Best Dressed and the Grand Prize, Mutt of the Year. Licenses and vaccinations will be available and “hot dogs” will be sold at special prices throughout the event. Coloring Contest flyers for the Mutt Show will be available on January 4 and due back to P & R on January 22. For more information, call Shayla Gunn at 421-8677, ext. 4550. PHOTO CONTEST All Casa Grande Valley amateur photographers are invited to enter their quality photographs in the 2010 Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Department and Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc. Entries will be accepted February 8-19 at the Parks & Recreation Office. Photos must have been taken since our last contest (March 2009-February 2010). Categories will include color as well as black and white, with subject matter being People, Animals, Landscapes, Scenes of Casa Grande, Miscellaneous and Special Effects. A fee of $1 per photo will be charged with a limit of eight photos per person. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to winners in each category. The contest is scheduled to be on display at the Vista Grande Library starting at 5:00 pm Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 26. There will be an open house with snacks on Monday, March 1 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information call Jeff Molner at 421-8677, ext. 4560.

8th ANNUAL “LIL” SWEETHEARTS FASHION SHOW Join us on Tuesday, February 9 for the “Lil” Sweethearts of Casa Grande Fashion Show. Children ages 2 to 6 years old will be modeling clothes from various department stores. If you would like your child to participate please call Erica Perez at 421-8760, ext. 4420. This is a free event and too cute to miss! It will be held at the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center beginning at 10:00 am. CACTUS PEDAL The 5th Annual Cactus Pedal Bike Challenge through the Sacaton Mountains is set for Saturday, March 13 beginning and ending at the Paul Mason Sportsplex (2525 N. Pinal Avenue). The ride will start at 8:00 am and on site registration will begin at 7:00 am. During this ride you will enjoy the beautiful scenery that spring offers in the desert plus a trip up the backside of the ‘hill.’ All entrants will receive a t-shirt and breakfast. The entry fee is $35. For more information contact Nick Russo at 421-8677 ext. 4540.

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CATFISH RODEO The 29th Annual Catfish Rodeo, co-sponsored by the Optimist Club of Casa Grande, is scheduled for Saturday, March 20 at Dave White Regional Park. Fishing is open to youth ages 15 and under from 6:00 to 10:00 am with the awards beginning immediately after. Participants can compete for prizes in seven different categories. Participants are expected to provide their own bait and tackle. Food, beverages, and some bait will be sold during the event. Admission is $3 per child. For more information call Chad Price at 421-8677, ext. 4530. CASA GRANDE FAMILY EASTER CELEBRATION Bring your family to the Paul Mason Sportsplex on Saturday, April 3 for the 3rd Annual Easter Celebration. Gates open at 8:30 am. There will be egg decorating, Easter crafts, egg hunts for children ages 1 to 9 and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Please contact Nick Russo for more information at 421-8677, ext. 4540. PARTY IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department is once again pleased to offer a series of concerts held at Peart Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This ultimate music series will be held the 3rd Friday of each month beginning in March. All concerts will be free of charge. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and start your weekend off right with an evening in the park. Please call 421-8760, ext. 4420 for more information. Concert Information: March 19 – Knee Deep Experience (Funk/Hip Hop/R&B) April 16 – Swing Fever (Swing/Jazz) May 21 – Mary Hoffman (Country/Folk Rock/Pop) June 18 – Stephanie Eason (Country)

TEEN CENTER ART CONTEST

The Teen Center will be displaying art work from students around the city from

December 14, 2009 to January 15, 2010. Viewings are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm; Wednesday 3:00 to 6:00 pm; and Saturday 4:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information, contact Jeff Molner at 421-8677, ext. 4560.

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Special Events CITY CELEBRATION – BOOGIE FOR YOUR BONES DANCE CONTEST Casa Grande—Does your family want to get healthy?—and have fun while doing it? Then join us at the Annual City Celebration, Friday, May 21 at Peart Park for the Boogie for Your Bones Dance Competition. The fun starts at 5:00 pm with the concert starting at 6:00 pm. There will be fun for the whole family. Vendor booths include: the City Departments and local area agencies, food, a Kids Fun Zone with games and crafts, face painting, a dance contest and music will be provided by Mary Hoffman (Country). This year the Parks & Recreation Department in their “Steps to a Healthier Casa Grande” has focused on “Play” and “Building Better Bones.” The City of Casa Grande Community Services Department has been delighted to assist the Pinal Coalition in providing BodyWorks, a program designed to improve bone health, as well as overall family nutrition and physical activity. Led by the HHS’ Office on Women’s Health’s (OWH), The Arizona Osteoporosis Coalition and University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Pinal County, this program is part of the national Best Bones Forever! campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the key bone-building years and encouraging bone-healthy habits among girls ages 9-14. Girls between the ages of 9 and 14 are at a critical stage for building life-long healthy habits. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

(HHS), girls develop close to 90 percent of their bone mass by the time they turn 18. However, many adolescent girls do not get the recommended daily amounts of physical activity, calcium and vitamin D that are essential for good health and strong bones. Many tend to skip breakfast, have non-nutritious lunches and do not eat dinner with their families. The BodyWorks classes are free and will start in February. To bring attention to this topic, the Community Service Department would like to host a Boogie For Your Bones Dance Contest. This is a new dance workout, Boogie for Your Bones, designed to help people maintain healthier bones. It has been launched by the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Individuals and groups are encouraged to develop a dance to show how they maintain healthier bones. You can catch this latest dance craze on You Tube. Groups can pick up an informational packet at the Parks & Recreation Office by calling 4218677, ext. 4500. This packet includes: copy of the rules, a recorded copy of the music instrumental and with directions and a copy of the dance steps. HURRY SPACE IS LIMITED! For more information about these classes, the event and the “Boogie For Your Bones” Dance Contest contact Caryl Chase at 421-8677, ext 4500.

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Winter Celebration Events for Senior Adults Winter Celebration Events are held January through March for all seniors in the Casa Grande area. These are sponsored by several community agencies such as the Chamber of Commerce, Central Arizona College, Casa Grande Main Street, Casa Grande Dispatch and the City of Casa Grande Community Services Department. The events are held in and around the Casa Grande area. For further information regarding events, contact Erica Perez at 421-8760. SATIN SLIPPERS BALLROOM DANCE CLUB – NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION All senior adults are welcome to come and dance to ring in the New Year a little early with our New Year celebration on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. The cost is $5/$7 for non-members. Music will be provided and refreshments will be served. HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN DISTRICT & “ART IN THE ALLEY” This is a great “downtown social” with artists, musicians, poets, food and a Car Show. Florence Street will be closed off and all the shops and restaurants will be open with special promotions. This event is held the first Tuesday of each month September through June from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. The March event will include the “Art Walk” between downtown galleries and museums. The location is at “The Alley” which is off Florence Street between 2nd and 4th Streets. For more information, contact Lynn FitzGerald at 836-8744 or visit www. cgmainstreet.org. DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR This will be the 10th Annual Street Fair and Car Show with 150 exhibitors selling art, pottery, jewelry, clothing, sculptures, food, entertainment and more. 180 unique cars will be featured in the Car Show. The Paramount Theatre will showcase special activities. Live entertainment will be performed on both days. The Street Fair will be held on Saturday, January 16 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, January 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Car Show will be Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information contact Lynn FitzGerald at 520-8368744 or visit www.cgmainstreet.com. ICE CREAM SOCIAL & CRAFT FAIR The Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center will be hosting an Ice Cream Social & Craft Fair on Saturday, January 23 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Peart Park. Free ice cream sundaes will be served and entertainment will be provided. HOME, HEALTH & SAFETY EXPO The Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce presents this popular annual community event, Saturday, January 23. It will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Pinal County Fairgrounds. Admission is free. More than 50 exhibitors will be on hand with information, and/or products that create the exceptional lifestyle we enjoy in the Casa Grande area. This year we will have a car and motorcycle show. All of this and much more will be available at the Expo. For more information, please contact Linda at the Chamber at 836-2125 or visit www. casagrandechamber.org.

8th ANNUAL “LIL” SWEETHEARTS FASHION SHOW Join us on Tuesday, February 9 for the “Lil” Sweethearts of Casa Grande Fashion Show. Children ages 2 to 6 years old will be modeling clothes from various department stores. If you would like your child to participate please call Erica at 4218760, ext. 4420. This is a free event and too cute to miss! It will be held at the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center beginning at 10:00 am. SENIOR FAIR The 35th Annual Senior Fair and Bazaar co-sponsored by Central Arizona College, the City of Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Department and Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens/Area Agency on Aging – Region 5 will be held at Central Arizona College on Saturday, February 27 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring the entire family for a festive and entertaining day. This year’s fair will include entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, baked goods, health screenings for senior adults and much more! Be sure to join us! For further information contact Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens at 836-2758 or the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center at 421-8760. CASA GRANDE ART EXPLOSION The 3rd Annual Fine Arts event will be held downtown at Peart Park, Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14. Partners are Casa Grande Valley Fine Arts Association (CGVFAA), Southwestern Premier Artists (SPA) and Casa Grande Main Street. The hours will be Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, contact Mark White at 836-5742, Judith Durr at 480-595-2443 or visit www.southwesternpremierartists1.50megs.com. SENIOR PROM All senior adults and winter visitors are invited to attend the Senior Prom on Friday, March 26. The night will include dinner, music and dancing. You may also nominate your favorite couple or yourselves to be chosen as the Cactus King and Queen of the Senior Prom. Registrations will take place at the event. One lucky couple will be chosen from entries to reign over the prom and will receive the Grand Prize Package. Three other couples will also be drawn from the entries to receive prize packages. Entries will be drawn at random and winners must be present at the time of the drawing to claim their prize package. Entertainment will be provided. Tickets will go on sale beginning March 1. The price will be $12 per person in advance. This event is sponsored by the City of Casa Grande Community Services Department and the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center.

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Keep Casa Grande Beautiful SPRING CITY WIDE CLEAN-UP All city residents, businesses, churches and schools are invited to Adopt-a-Street or Park within the City of Casa Grande. These groups are invited to come out and help clean up their adopted area on Saturday, April 17 from 8:00 to 11:00 am. For more information about adopting a park or street or to reserve vests and trash bags call Chad Price at the Parks & Recreation Office, 421-8677. LITTER PREVENTION POSTER CONTEST The Casa Grande Clean & Beautiful Board is asking 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to help spread the word about litter prevention. Prizes are provided for the first, second, and third place contestants in each grade. Posters will be distributed throughout all Casa Grande Elementary Schools. The contest will begin March 1 and all posters must be submitted to the Parks & Recreation Office by March 31 at 5:00 pm. For further information, call Chad Price at 421-8677.

Satin Slippers – Ballroom Dance Club Those 21 and over are welcome to join. If you are an experienced ballroom dancer you’ll have the opportunity to support and promote our club. If you are a beginner, you’ll have the opportunity to learn. All skill levels will benefit. A modest annual class fee of $25 will enable your participation. All fees collected will be used to provide music and other miscellaneous costs associated with monthly club dances and lessons. For more information, contact Erica Perez at the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center, 421-8760, ext. 4420.

October 24, 2009, the 19th annual Day

• Golf lessons from experienced golf instructors are available by appointment • Come and check out our expanded golf merchandise • Gift Certificates always a great gift

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Quick Guide to organizations serving the community of Casa Grande: Name of Organization

Address /Contact

Phone

Web Site

Against Abuse 119 N. Florence St. 836-1239 Animal Control - City 202 E. 1st Ave. (520) 426-9300 www.casagrandeaz.gov Animal Control - County 764 S. Eleven Mile Corner Rd. 866-7600 Boy Scouts of America 2969 N. Greenfield Rd., Phx 1-602-955-7747 www.grandcanyonbsa.org Casa Grande Boys and Girls Club 798 N. Picacho St. 876-5437 www.cgkids.org Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce 575 N. Marshall St. 836-2125 www.casagrandechamber.org Casa Grande Dispatch 200 W. 2nd St. 836-7461 www.trivalleycentral.com Casa Grande Elementary School District 220 W. Kortsen 836-2111 www.cgelemk12.az.us Casa Grande Food Bank 235 E. 4th St. 836-1347 Casa Grande Main Street Program 110 W. 2nd St. 836-8744 www.cgmainstreet.org Casa Grande Regional Medical Center 1800 E. Florence Blvd. 426-6300 www.casagrandehospital.com Casa Grande Union High School 2730 N. Trekell Rd. 836-8500 www.cguhs.org Casa Grande Valley Historical Society 110 E. Florence Blvd. 836-2223 www.cgvhs.org Central Arizona College 8470 W. Overfield Rd. 494-5444 www.centralaz.edu City of Casa Grande 510 E. Florence Blvd. 421-8600 www.casagrandeaz.gov Community Information & Referral 1-800-352-3792 http://www.cirs.org/ Department of Economic Security 2510 N. Trekell Rd. 836-2351 Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center 405 E. 6th St. 421-8760 www.casagrandeaz.gov Friends of the Casa Grande 449 N. Dry Lake St. 421-8710 friendsofcglib@hotmail.com Public Library Girl Scouts - Saquaro Council 4300 E. Broadway, Tucson 1-800-331-6782 www.sahuaroGSC.org Little League 421-3253 www.eteamz.com/casagrandell Meals on Wheels Program 405 E. 6th St. 421-8765 www.casagrandeaz.gov Motor Vehicle Division 240 W. Cottonwood Lane 836-8551 www.dot.state.az.us O’Odham Tash Inc. 1201 N. Pinal Ave., Apt. E 836-4723 Pinal County Fairgrounds 11 Mile Corner Rd. 723-5242 www.pinalcountyaz.gov Pinal County Government 31 N. Pinal St., Florence 868-6000 www.pinalcountyaz.gov Pinal County Health Dept. 820 E. Cottonwood Lane 836-5931 www.pinalcountyaz.gov Pinal Gila Community Child Services - Head Start 1750 S. Arizona Blvd. 723-5321 www.pgccs.org Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens 8969 W. McCartney Rd. 836-2758 www.pgcsc.org American Red Cross 6135 N. Black Canyon Highway - Phx 836-0879 www.arizonaredcross.org Pinal County Sheriffs Office 820 E. Cottonwood Lane 836-8226 www.co.pinal.az.us United Way of Pinal County 1201 N. Pinal Ave. 836-0736 www.unitedwayofpc.org Valley Humane Society 15669 W. Aniceto Rd. 836-0904 Vista Grande High School 1556 N. Arizola Rd. 876-9400 www.cguhs.org Youth Football - Cyclones David/Debbi Miers www.casagrandecyclones.com Youth Football - Cougars Aaron Lopez www.casagrandeyouthfootballleague.com Youth Soccer Matt Lemberg 876-5437 www.cgkids.org Youth Swimming (AZ Seals) Laura Logan www.azseals.net

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Boogie For Your Bones Dance Contest The City of Casa Grande Parks and Recreation Department, AZOC and the University of Arizona, Pinal County Extension Office would like to invite you to

“Boogie Your Way to the Top” at the Annual City Celebration This is a new dance workout, Boogie for Your Bones, designed to help people maintain healthier bones. It has been launched by the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Individuals and groups are encouraged to develop a dance to show how they maintain healthier bones. You can catch this latest dance craze on You Tube, search Boogie For Your Bones.

Final Dance Off will be held: Friday, May 21, 2010 • 7:00 p.m. at Peart Park stage Groups can pick up an informational packet at the Parks and Recreation Office by calling 4 421-8677, ext. 4500. This packet includes: copy of the rules, a recorded copy of this music instrumental and d with directions and a copy of the dance steps.

Hurry Space Is Limited! Free, No Cost to Enter! For more information and to register for this Dance Contest, contact Caryl Chase at 520-421-8677, ext. 4500.

Prizes for the Top Performer in each Category Priz ry


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Unity March and Celebration Friday, January 15 City Hall • 1:00 pm

8th Annual “Lil” Sweethearts Fashion Show Tuesday, February 9 10:00 am Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center Mutt Show Saturday, February 6 A Leash On Life Dog Park Ed Hooper Rodeo Park 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

City Celebration Friday, May 21 Peart Park T H I S B R O C H U R E W A S P R I N T E D B Y C A S A G R A N D E V A L L E Y N E W S PA P E R S I N C .

Spring 2010 Casa Grande Activities Brochure  

Spring 2010 Casa Grande Activities Brochure