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ACTIVITY GUIDE

JANUARY - APRIL

Winter 2018

Sports for Youth & Adults Music and Art Curiosities And More!


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MISSION STATEMENT Parks, facilities and recreation programs for the citizens of South Whidbey Island. CONTACT INFO SRPRD Recreation Center & Offices Location/Mail

5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260

Office Phone

(360) 221-5484

Fax

(360) 221-7323

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

DISCLAIMERS

The SWPRD Board of Commissioners meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation Center, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, Room 111. Commissioners are:

This schedule of classes is published for information purposes only. We strive to produce the most accurate brochure possible. However, some program information may have changed after this brochure has gone to print. We will make every effort to notify participants of the changes.

E-mail swparks@whidbey.com

Dennis Hunter • Bob Hezel Josh Coleman Don Wood • Mark Helpenstell • Matt Simms

Website www.swparks.org Office Hours

Mon-Thu, 8:30am–5pm Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm

Office Closed

December 25, January 1, January 15, February 19

STAFF Parks & Recreation Director Doug Coutts, (360) 221-6488 dirswprd@whidbey.com Recreation Supervisor Carrie Monforte, (360) 221-6788 programs@whidbey.com Office Manager Peggy Nelson, (360) 221-5484 swparks@whidbey.com

RECREATION TRENDS Do you have ideas or suggestions for new program directions? Is there something you’d like to see us try? Email us your ideas at programs@whidbey.com. We want to hear from you!

INCLEMENT WEATHER & POWER OUTAGES Programs may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or power outages. We encourage you to call our voice messaging system at (360) 221-5484 or check our Facebook page before leaving home to determine program status.

Facilities & Grounds Supervisor Tom Fallon, (360) 221-7181 trfallon@hotmail.com

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Participants in South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District (SWPRD) programs agree to hold harmless the SWPRD, Island County, and South Whidbey School District, and their officials, employees and agents for any and all claims for personal injury and damage in which damage and injury is or appears to be proximately caused by their participation or the participation of the child for whom they are responsible in SWPRD’s recreation programs. Furthermore, they consent that images (photographs, video recordings, etc.) of them or their child engaged in above activities may be used for promotional purposes. South Whidbey Parks and Recreation programs are NOT sponsored by the South Whidbey School District or the Coupeville School District, and the South Whidbey School District and Coupeville School Districts assume no responsibility for the conduct or safety of the activity. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the South Whidbey School District and the Coupeville School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.

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Sometimes programs are canceled because people wait too long to sign up. All programs have minimum attendance. By registering at least 2 weeks in advance of a program, you ensure we our program minimum, and give us adequate time to prepare for you. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

REFUNDS & CREDITS 1. Full refunds will be given for all classes canceled by SWPRD. 2. Refunds requested and submitted in writing using the Refund Request Form before the early fee deadline date (or at least 5 business days before start of program if no early fee deadline) will be subject to a 10% service fee, with a minimum service fee of $10. 3. SWPRD account credits requested and submitted in writing using the Refund Request Form before the early fee deadline date (or at least 5 business days before start of program if no early fee deadline) will be good for one calendar year from issue date, for the full fee paid and will not be subject to service fee.

GENERAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION INFO § Symbol indicates contracted programs that have their own refund policies. Contact the contractor directly to inquire about their specific policy. Advance registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. It is best if you register at least two weeks in advance of any program start date. All fees are due at the time of registration. We cannot “hold” a space for you without full payment and registration. All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment. We request that you register early to ensure class minimums are met. We reserve the right to cancel a program if minimums are not met. There is a $25 service charge on all returned checks and declined credit cards. Registration forms are available online at www.swparks.org

HOW TO REGISTER Online

For your convenience, you may register online for many of our programs, with no additional fees. Check out this service at www.swparks.org.

By Mail

4. Refunds or credits will not be issued if cancelled after deadline date or within 5 business days of program start.

Send completed registration form and full payment to: SWPRD, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260

5. To request a refund, a Refund Request Form must be submitted to the SWPRD office in writing. Verbal requests will not be honored. Forms are available at the SWPRD office or online. Please be aware that refund requests may take up to 45 days to process.

By Fax or Email

6. Refunds will not be issued from an account credit.

In Person

7. Refunds will not be issued for programs costing $10 or less (unless cancelled by SWPRD).

Fax or email completed registration form with credit card authorization. Fax to (360)221-7323 or scan and email to swparks@whidbey.com. Always call the office at (360)221-5484 to confirm receipt. Walk in to our SWPRD office at 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, during our regular business hours. We take cash, check or credit cards at the office.

8. One day classes, trips, or special events are not covered under this policy (no refunds or credits available).

STAY INFORMED

9. Certain contract programs, indicated with this symbol: §, have their own refund policies. Contact the contractor directly to inquire about their specific policy.

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HIYI YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Healthy Island Youth Initiative (HIYI) Committee solicits donations to support ongoing efforts to keep organized healthy activities affordable for all local youth in Island County. The HIYI Scholarship Fund addresses these needs by helping cover the cost of registration fees, equipment and/or other expenses so that youth in Island County can participate in organized physical activities, regardless of their family’s economic status. The South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is the fiscal agent for HIYI, and receives, holds and distributes funds upon direction from the HIYI committee. Donations to this fund may now be tax deductible. Donations to the scholarship fund should be made payable to South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, and should be mailed to PO Box 157, Freeland, WA 98249, with a note on the memo line directing it to the “HIYI Scholarship Fund”. Any Whidbey Island youth may apply for assistance to participate in any organized sport or physical activity. The needs-based scholarships are awarded based on financial criteria and commitment to the activity. Those interested in receiving financial assistance should call Carrie at (360) 221-6788 or visit https://www. islandcountywa.gov/Health/AHC/Pages/HIYIScholarship.aspx.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS There are several needs-based resources available to enable youth to participate in programs with SWPRD. Call (360) 221-6788 for info.

ACCESSIBILITY & ACCOMODATION Individuals with or without disabilities may register for all programs offered by South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District provided program safety can be met. The District provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Contact the SWPRD office three weeks in advance of the program start date to discuss accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


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Baby it’s cold outside! Warm up with a FREE Coffee Drink On Us! Courtesy of Whidbey Coffee, the first 50 people who register in-person at the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation office for winter activities listed in this program, will receive a voucher for one

FREE WHIDBEY COFFEE DRINK! Take your completed registration form into the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation office located at 5475 Maxwelton Road in Langley.

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HELP WANTED • YOUTH SPORTS & FITNESS

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HELP WANTED Employment info is available online at swparks.org/about/jobsemployment BANDS FOR CONCERTS IN THE PARK

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District is seeking bids for performers for this summer’s Concerts in the Park series in July and August. Interested persons should complete and submit a bid application by January 15. Bids will be evaluated by quality of performance, professionalism and cost, weighed with the desire to provide a variety of offerings to the community. Quality promotional materials like photos and links to songs are helpful. Bands will be finalized in April. Contact Carrie at (360)221-6788 or programs@ whidbey.com for more information. Bid applications available online at swparks. org/about/jobsemployment/ and at the SWPRD office.

OPEN GYM YOUTH IN GRADES 4-8 Join us for an opportunity to shoot some hoops by yourself or get involved in a pickup game or maybe play a game of HORSE. Program is subject to cancellation based on school activities; there will be no make-up days. If we get enough interest, we may add dodgeball or other games in another gym. Register once for a great deal and drop in whenever you wish. Location: LMS Main Gym

BASKETBALL REFEREES

SWPRD is seeking referees for the Youth Basketball League. Referees are paid for their time working on the court, in addition to the intangible reward of impacting youth lives. The Basketball Referee is responsible for officiating scheduled games and supervising at local gyms. A high level of judgment is necessary. Applicants must successfully pass a criminal background check. Job is seasonal, part time, paying up to $15/ hour, DOE. Apply by December 28. Referee training clinic is scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 9am-noon, with on-court practice opportunities the following week (evenings). Contact Carrie at (360)2216788 or visit www.swparks.org for info. Applications available online at swparks. org/about/jobsemployment/ and at the SWPRD office.

good kind), and sportsmanship! Sports covered will be fun and scaled down to your child’s size and ability, but the true focus will be on moving our bodies. Fun tools like parachutes and obstacles courses will be incorporated. Burn off some energy with us this winter while developing kinesthetic awareness, balance and coordination. Instructor: Coach Everson is looking forward to sharing his passion for sports with your youngsters, sports@whidbey.com Location: LMS Auxiliary Gym

Sat | Jan 27–Mar 3 | 9:30–10:15am | $60

Coordinator: Skye Dunn

Wed | Apr 11–May 16* | 6–7:30pm | $25 or $5 drop-in* *Youth must be registered in advance by a parent/guardian

PLAY GYM Start Smart Sports

AGES 3-4, ACCOMPANIED BY A PARTICIPATING GROWN-UP This fun sports development program introduces children to the world of sports. Parent and child work together to learn throwing, catching, kicking, hitting (the

RUNNING CLUB GRADES 5-6 The goal of Road Runners Club of America is to see a youth running club in every school and community in the U.S. Each meeting we will have short discussions regarding health and fitness followed by physical activity. We will focus on proper form, running etiquette, stretching, warming up, cooling, down and fun. Every day we’ll head out on the trails and fields of Community Park. Be prepared to participate rain or shine, and help create a supportive environment for your teammates. Coach can meet students at the SW South Campus flagpole after school, and

SUMMER PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS

Do you have experience teaching outdoor programs, fitness, youth programs or sports? Do you have a great idea, hobby or something new to add to our list of life-enriching activities? If you answered yes and have something you’d like to add to the schedule, give us a call! Contact Carrie at (360)221-6788 or email programs@whidbey.com for information. The proposal deadline for Summer (MayAugust) programs is February 15. Program Proposal Packet is available online at swparks.org/about/jobsemployment/ and at the SWPRD office.

escort them to the program. Runners should be able to walk/jog a mile in 12 minutes. Great conditioning for other sports! Coach: Shannon Lind, USATF, RRCA certified coach, lind@whidbeyisland.com Location: SWPRD Building Room 111

Tue/Thu | Jan 9–Feb 15 | 2:30–3:30pm* | $50 Tue/Thu | Feb 20–Mar 29 | 2:30–3:30pm* | $50 *Program will meet at 11:30am on SWSD early release days.

INDOOR SOCCER SCRIMMAGE AGES 7-11 Join us for an exciting session of indoor soccer, the fast-paced game, where kids and now parents too, can have lots of fun developing skills, touches and teamwork whilst playing soccer. Lots of running is going to be involved and therefore it’s a great way to keep active as winter sets in. Instructor: Martin Coombe, martin@ marcon.com

Schedule TBD, check website.


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THE ZOOKEEPER’S GUIDE TO FITNESS Achieve your goals with operant conditioning!

ADULTS AND YOUTH AGES 16+ Achieve your fitness goals by learning and applying the principles zookeepers useOperant Conditioning, Enrichment, and Conservation. Set your goals, develop a plan, reward yourself, have fun, and create a positive impact on the planet. Learn more about Operant Conditioning here: earthfitnow.com Instructor: Pattie Beaven was a zookeeper for 15 years, is CrossFit Level 1 Certified and has a Personal Trainer Certificate. pattie@ earthconservant.com Location: SWPRD Room 111

Mon | Feb 5–26 | 5:30–6:30pm | $25

PICK-UP VOLLEYBALL ADULTS AGES 18+ Join us for a game of volleyball with a great group of people. Enjoy a fun 2-hour workout while playing volleyball, and improving your skills. Participation is at–your–own–risk, and by participating you consent to our standard waiver/release of liability (see registration form). Coordinator Info: Mike & Amber O’Brien, (360) 661-4545 Location: LMS Main Gym*

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Tue | Check Website for Schedule* | Free** *Location & schedule frequently varies. Please check with coordinator for schedule updates. **Donations to the Park’s youth scholarship fund are welcome and encouraged.

PICK-UP BASKETBALL ADULTS AGES 18+ Come out and play a pick-up game of basketball with your peers. Refine your skills, get in shape, and Hoop It Up! These programs are free, but donations are appreciated and support our Youth Basketball Scholarship fund. Participation is at-your-own-risk, and by participating you consent to our standard waiver/release of liability (see registration form). Location: SW High School Main Gym* 18+ Coordinator: Nick, (360) 320-1187 & Louis, louismuniz@windermere.com 35+ Coordinator: Greg, (360) 661-1560

SLOTH ARMY RUNNERS MUSIC TOGETHER CHILDREN BIRTH TO 5 YEARS, ACCOMPANIED BY A GROWN-UP

A Running Meet-Up

ADULTS & YOUTH 16+ For those of us who hate running but want to get a great and quick cardio workout. Join the Sloth Army – marathoners need not apply. We’ll run along some of the beautiful trails in Whidbey’s parks. We’re slower than a herd of sloths stampeding through peanut butter, but we are running! Instructor: Pattie Beaven, Personal Trainer Certificate and CrossFit Level 1 Certified. www.earthfitnow.com, pattie@ earthconservant.com Location: Day 1: Picnic Shelter at Community Park

Thu/Sun | Mar 15–May 31* | 8am | $25 *No meet-up April 1.

PICKLEBALL

Schedule TBD, see website | Free**

ADULTS

*Schedule frequently varies. Please check with coordinator for schedule updates.

Pick up a paddle and try a new sport! Due to popular demand, we’re bringing you one of the fastest growing sports in the nation, Pickleball. This fun and social game was created on Bainbridge Island, and is described as a combination of pingpong, tennis, and badminton. Played on a badminton-sized court with a low net, it uses whiffle balls and paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast paced, competitive game for experienced players. Pickleball is FUN. Stay active this winter indoors, it is a great work out.

**Donations to the Park’s youth scholarship fund are welcome and encouraged.

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Location: SW Community Center Gym

Music Together® is based on the premise that all children are musical and caregivers play a crucial role in activating and nurturing their child’s musical development. Research shows early musical development supports all areas of early childhood learning. Classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Activities are playful, nonperformance-oriented musical experiences - developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers, regardless of their own musical ability. Best of all, it’s fun! Classes fill quickly, register early. Instructor: Bekah Zachritz holds a BA in Theater. She works as a local singersongwriter, music teacher and mama in Langley. She has been teaching for over 17 years from theater after-school classes to Waldorf Early Childhood classrooms to running a Nature School in Bellingham. Her love for teaching has led her to music education which she is grateful to share with families of young children in our community. bekah.zachritz@gmail.com Location: SWPRD Room 111

Sat | Jan 20–Mar 24 | 10:30–11:15am | $120* Mon | Jan 22–Mar 26 | 10–10:45am | $120* *Additional siblings 9 months–5 years: $90 (please register in person). Additional registration fee of $50 per family is due at first class and paid directly to director. Checks made payable to MTWI. Class materials include a CD, access online resources, music activity book, and parent guide. Scholarships may be available - contact instructor for info.

Tue/Thu | Jan 23–Mar 1 | 11am–Noon | $65

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ADULTS & YOUTH 16+* If you have been considering playing guitar and are ready to take a test run, this workshop is for you! During this introductory session, you will learn some basic chords and strums and be playing simple songs by the end of the workshop. In addition, you will learn some basic music theory. No note reading required! Introduction to guitar is geared toward folks who have no guitar playing experience whatsoever and would like to sample playing guitar with a thorough, encouraging and patient instructor. This also makes a great refresher for those with some playing experience. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar. *Kids ages 7-16 welcome with parents! This is a great opportunity to nurture your child’s creativity! Please bring a 6-string acoustic guitar, contact instructor if a loaner is needed. Location: SWPRD Room 111

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If you have been considering playing ukulele and are ready to take a test run, this workshop is for you! During this introductory session, you will learn some basic chords and strums, and be playing simple songs by the end of the workshop. In addition, you will learn some basic music theory. No note reading required! Introduction to ukulele is geared toward folks who have no playing experience whatsoever and would like to sample playing ukulele with a thorough, encouraging and patient instructor. This also makes a great refresher for those with some playing experience. *Kids ages


www.swparks.org 7-16 welcome with parents! This is a great opportunity to nurture your child’s creativity! Supply list: Please bring a 4-string Ukulele (free Loaners are available upon request) and the recommended text “Ukulele from Scratch” available online or from instructor. Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick. For more info about the instructor visit www. quinnfitzpatrick.com Location: SWPRD Room 111

Wed | Jan 10 | 5–7pm | $60

BEGINNING DRAWING WITH ZENTANGLE Create a piece of art today!

ADULTS & YOUTH 16+* Think you can’t draw or aren’t good at visual art? Need a way to release stress and relax daily? Then this class is for you! If greater creativity and balance are among your goals for the New Year, look no further than Zentangle — a type of meditation achieved through pattern-making, created by artist Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Each

MUSIC & ART • CURIOSITIES 9 pattern is built one line at a time, organically combining simple patterns into complex Zentangles in unplanned, unexpected ways that grow, change and unfold on the page. You will learn the fundamentals of art and basic drawing techniques including line, contour, value, texture, form and shapes. The skills you will learn in this class set a solid foundation for other mediums. Drawing reduces stress, improves brain function, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Anyone can draw and create a Zentangle! *Kids ages 7-16 welcome with parent! Supply List: Pens (fine point graphic arts pens .01, .05, .001), pencils (HB, 2B) Strathmore 400 Series 6X6 artist tiles or heavy weight white/off-white paper 60lb+, erasers, tortillions, ruler. Supplies available for $15 fee. Location: SWPRD Room 111 Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick has been teaching drawing for 17 years and graduated from the University of Washington’s Natural Science Illustration program. www.quinnfitzpatrick.com

Sun | Jan 7 | 4–6pm | $60

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ARCHERY The Spring Break Session

SESSIONS FOR ADULTS AND YOUTH 9+ Whidbey Islanders have the opportunity to learn archery from a national level coach! This Spring Break clinic will cover proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, training and plenty of hands-on fun. This clinic is designed to present the lifetime recreational activity of archery in a broad perspective for future use as a recreational pursuit. Archery will go rain or shine, so students should come prepared for the weather. Participants must be able to stay focused for the entire session.

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10 CURIOSITIES Instructor: Bill Stinson has been a professional archery coach and sports educator for 30 years. He holds certification from USA Archery (Level 3), National Archery in the Schools trainer and NFAA Elite Coach and has coached national levels competitions. gapi2nwa@hotmail.com Location: Community Park field at the north entrance and/or South Whidbey Primary School Covered Area

AGES 9-12 Mon–Thu | Apr 2–5 | 1:30–3pm | $65 AGES 13-17 Mon–Thu | Apr 2–5 | 3:30–5pm | $65 ADULTS Mon–Thu | Apr 2–5 | 5:30–7pm | $65

OYSTER GARDENING Learn to cultivate these seafood gems!

ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 16+ Discover the fun and satisfaction of cultivating your own oyster garden on your

beach. Learn about suitable beaches, gear, oyster types, and health and environmental considerations. You will assemble gear for your garden and receive oyster seed to begin growing oysters. The 3-day class will include a visit to an oyster garden and classroom time. Gardening experience is very helpful and will help you understand the attention required to maintain your oyster garden. Participants should have access to a private beach suitable (details online) for oyster growing, either through ownership or agreement with the owner. Instructor: Kurt Johnson has spent over 30 years in the shellfish farming industry from owning a mussel and oyster farm to developing nursery and grow-out systems for mussels, oysters, scallops and geoducks in the US, Mexico and Canada. Email: kwjohn@whidbey.com Location: A private residence in Freeland and SWPRD Room 111

Sat | May 5 (2–5pm); May 12 (9am–12pm); and Jun 2 (1–3pm) | $25* *Fee is per household. Additional materials fee of $170, to be collected after determining suitability of your beach for an oyster garden.

Materials fee provides oyster bags, oyster seed, and gear for securing bags to the beach.

BECOME A MAGICIAN! Discover Magic on Early Release Days!

AGES 8-12, BEGINNERS Abracadabra! Spend your early release days with us! The club will feature custom created props, top secret private files for each child and special bonus material the kids can unlock with a secret code after class. Discover Magic, is an innovative national education program specially designed to teach key life skills to 8-12 year olds through the process of learning to perform magic.

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www.swparks.org Kids will be engrossed in learning magic while developing communication skills, self-discipline, and confidence. Visit www. discovermagic.com for more info. The tricks are designed for first time learners and will not only fool adults, but will develop and unlock exciting possibilities in every child.

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Location: SWPRD Room 111 Instructor: JR Russell, Professional Magician, Seattle Magician of the Year 2012, President Society of American Magician Seattle Assembly, Northwest Regional Vice President, Society of American Magicians, Youth Leader of Society of Young Magician Assembly #145, Member of Kidabra Family Entertainers Society, Member of International Brotherhood of Magician, jr@ jrrussellmagic.com, (360) 682-6648

Wed | SWSD Early Release Days* | 1–2:30pm | $100** *Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 7, Mar 21, Apr 4 (Spring Break), Apr 25, May 2, May 16. Not Jun 6. **Additional $50 materials fee for custom magic props, folders, secret files, custom tricks, secret video links.

CLAM DIGGING 101 Diggin’ for Dinner

ADULTS Get out of your shell at this informational and hands-on workshop on clamming in our area. Learn about gear, harvesting regulations, where to go, and practical instructions. Sample steamed clams and enjoy the beach at low tide. You’ll take home your clam harvest (health conditions permitting), a clam measuring tool, and yummy recipes for serving up your finds. Each person will need to bring shoes that can get wet and sandy, a 2+ gallon

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12 CURIOSITIES • SPORTS FOR DOGS watertight container, and a small shovel or hand cultivator for each person wanting to harvest clams. Participants will be encouraged to bring an appetizer to share and we’ll cook up a clam dish and enjoy a little meal together!

Fri | Dec 15 | 6–9pm | $30*

Limited space available, and class fills up, so register early!

SPORTS FOR DOGS

Coordinator: Carrie Monforte programs@ whidbey.com (360)221-6788

K9 Nosework

Location: A South Whidbey Beach, TBA upon registration.

Sat | May 19 | 2–5pm | $20* *Youth with a participating adult are welcome. No charge for children under the age of 5 years, max 2 per adult. We will apply for a free one-day group fishing license. In the event we are not awarded this license, you will need to purchase a clam license.

KIDS’ MAGICAL NIGHT OUT Parents’ Night Off

AGES 8–12 Enjoy an evening off while your child enjoys a night filled with games, prizes, pizza, tricks, and magic shows! Location: SWPRD Room 125 Instructor: JR Russell, Professional Magician, Seattle Magician of the Year 2012, President Society of American Magician Seattle Assembly, Northwest Regional Vice President, Society of American Magicians, Youth Leader of Society of Young Magician Assembly #145, Member of Kidabra Family Entertainers Society, Member of International Brotherhood of Magician, jr@ jrrussellmagic.com, (360) 682-6648

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* Discounts: $10 off additional siblings. Kids who are Discover Magic Graduates only pay $10!

HUMANS, 16+; DOGS, 4+ MONTHS (OR ALL VACCINATIONS COMPLETED) This fast–growing dog sport teaches you how to encourage and develop your dog’s amazing natural scenting ability by using its desire to hunt and its love of food, toys, and exercise. This exciting detection style activity is appropriate for dogs of any age, breed, or physical ability and handlers of all ages and abilities. Each dog works separately, one at a time, so this is a class for dogs unsuited for a group setting. Classes are offered at all levels, from beginning to advanced dog handler teams. Instructor: Georgia Edwards is a nationallyCertified NoseWork Instructor. A retired cancer physician, she first became interested in canine scent discrimination 25 years ago when her hospital therapy dog was able to identify patients with metastatic breast cancer. k9nosework@whidbey.net Location: Varies; classes meet in classrooms and outdoors; advanced classes may be held off-site on “field-trips.” Schedule: 6-week sessions are held Sundays OR Wednesdays. Times vary by level. See www.swparks.org for detailed schedule.

K9 NOSEWORK 1 Sun | Jan 7–Feb 11 | 4–5:30pm | $150* Wed | Jan 10–Feb 14 | 4–5:30pm | $150*

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www.swparks.org K9 NOSEWORK 2A Wed | Jan 10–Feb 14 |10–11:30am | $150* Wed | Jan 10–Feb 14 |4–5:30pm | $150* K9 NOSEWORK 2B Sun | Jan 7–Feb 11 | 12–1:30pm | $150* K9 NOSEWORK 2B+ Sun | Jan 7–Feb 11 | 2–3:30pm | $150* Wed | Jan 10–Feb 14 |12–1:30 pm | $150* K9 NOSEWORK 3 Sun | Jan 7–Feb 11 | 10–11:30am | $150* Wed | Jan 10–Feb 14 | 2–3:30 pm | $150* *Fee is per dog. Additional $10 materials fee paid directly to instructor provides odor kit containing 4-6 tins of the target odors, rare-earth magnets, gloves. Drop-ins by appointment $25.

CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER Old dogs, new tricks.

HUMANS, 16+; DOGS, 6+ MONTHS*, BEGINNERS Dogs, like people, love to learn new things at any age of their lives, with all the same benefits: mental stimulation, physical exercise, increased confidence and the joys of cooperating with a valued partner. This is the golden age of dog sports with more ways than ever before to deepen your bond, have fun, and earn titles and ribbons. This class will give you a taste of Parkour, Rally, Agility, Barn hunt, Tracking and Tricks training. Activities will be safe foundation behaviors suitable for dogs and people at all levels of physical fitness. Included for each sport will be information on how to follow up on your new interests.


www.swparks.org Must provide evidence of basic vaccinations. Mixed breeds and rescues are welcome. No previous obedience training required but dogs will sometimes be working near each other. You must be able to control your dog on leash and get its attention with food. Class will be tailored to weather conditions and dog temperament. Depending upon the activity, dogs may be worked one at a time. Bring to Class: Treats, a buckle collar and a 6-foot leash are required. A harness and portable crate or mat are recommended and will be discussed in class. Toys will be used. Location: Outdoors at Community Park, and indoors at the Crow’s Nest. Instructor: Victoria Farrington took her unruly terrier to a seminar in 1995 and became an early adopter, explorer and explainer of positive reinforcement dog training. She has volunteered in shelters, done rescue and foster work, and taught classes at large clubs, small facilities and as private lessons. She wrote for and later became editor of The Clicker Journal, earning the respect of the field’s top professional dog trainers. Her dogs have earned titles in 10 dog sports at all stages of life.

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CANINE GOOD CITIZEN Charm school for your dog! Do you wish your dog were more courteous? Or better behaved in public? Learn how to teach your dog good manners using the power of positive reinforcement and games you’ll both enjoy. We’ll work on polite greetings, loose leash walking, being handled, and meeting strangers, with an emphasis on self-control, patience and cooperation. Prepare your dog to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, learn how to address problem behaviors and teach a few cute tricks along the way. This class is for dogs who are rude or uneducated, not for those who are aggressive or fearful. Dogs will sometimes be working near each other, so you must be able to physically control your dog on leash and get its attention with food.

Bring to Class: Treats, buckle collar, and 6-ft leash required. A harness and portable crate or mat are recommended and will be discussed in class. Toys will be used. Location: Outdoors at Community Park, the Crow’s Nest, and nearby locations Instructor: Victoria Farrington took her unruly terrier to a seminar in 1995 and became an early adopter, explorer and explainer of positive reinforcement dog training. She has volunteered in shelters, done rescue and foster work, and taught classes at large clubs, small facilities and as private lessons. She wrote for and later became editor of The Clicker Journal, earning the respect of the field’s top professional dog trainers.

Tue | Feb 6–Mar 13 | 10–11am | $100* Sat | Feb 10–Mar 17 | 10–11am | $100* *Fee is per dog.

Tue | Feb 6–Mar 13 | 11am–12:30pm | $100* Sat | Feb 10–Mar 17 | 11am–12:30pm | $100* *Fee is per dog.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3 7:00-8:30PM Saturday, March 1, 2014

(If space is available.)

Tickets for additional daughters: $15 each. Scholarships available, apply early. All-inclusive ticket includes refreshments, digital photo (available online 3 weeks after the dance), and a raffle ticket for a chance at door prizes! Purchase tickets in advance at www.swparks.org. We broaden “dads” to include other adult escorts of the girls’ choice. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.


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BARN HUNT WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS HUMANS, 16+; DOGS, 6+ MONTHS*, BEGINNERS Introduce your dog to the popular new sport of Barn Hunt. One at a time and in a fully fenced area, dogs use their instincts to search bales of straw for tubes containing rats. The dogs love it, the rats are unharmed and unruffled and you learn how to become your dog’s hunting partner. This 4-hour workshop* will cover all the basics to give you and your dog a good head start in what might become your new favorite sport. Limited space, register early. Learn more at www.barnhunt.com. No previous training required. Must provide evidence of basic vaccinations. Dogs must be able to jump on and off straw bales. Dogs must wear a non-restrictive collar. The workshop will be in a covered area but outside, so dress for the weather. Location: TBA Instructor: Victoria Farrington took her unruly terrier to a seminar in 1995 and became an early adopter, explorer and explainer of positive reinforcement dog training. She has volunteered in shelters, done rescue and foster work, and taught classes at large clubs, small facilities and as private lessons. She wrote for and later became editor of The Clicker Journal, earning the respect of the field’s top professional dog trainers. Her dogs have earned titles in 10 dog sports and at all stages of life; at the age of 14, her dog Hotspur was the first terrier in the country to earn the Master Barn Hunt title.

Sat | Mar 17 | 1–5pm* | $25** *Class may be shorter **Fee is per dog.


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SCHEDULE OF FUN

March 3 & 4, 2018

Saturday is a family friendly mountain bike ride with 3 courses sponsored by WIBC, Course is open from 10am to 1:30pm Start and Finish located in Coupeville

DECEMBER Dec 15 Kids’ Magical Night Out Dec 25 SWPRD Office Closed (Parks Open)

Sunday is a Mountain Bike Race, sponsored by BuDu racing.

JANUARY Jan 1 SWPRD Office Closed (Parks Open) Jan 1 Polar Bear Dive Jan 6 Referee Training Jan 7 Beginning Drawing with Zentangle Jan 7 K9 Nosework Jan 9 Running Club Jan 10 Play Guitar Today! Jan 10 K9 Nosework Jan 10 Play Ukulele Today! Jan 15 SWPRD Office Closed (Parks Open) Jan 15 Band Bids Due for Concerts in the Park Jan 20 Music Together Jan 22 Music Together Jan 23 Pickleball Jan 27 Play Gym

FEBRUARY Feb 5 Feb 6 Feb 6 Feb 7 Feb 10 Feb 10 Feb 15 Feb 19 Feb 20

The Zookeeper’s Guide to Fitness Canine Sports Sampler Canine Good Citizen Become a Magician! Canine Sports Sampler Canine Good Citizen Summer Program Proposals Due SWPRD Office Closed (Parks Open) Running Club

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Dancing on Whidbey Island Classes For All Ages! Adult Discounts

MARCH Mar 3 Daddy & Daughter Ball Mar 15 Sloth Army Runners Mar 17 Canine Sports: Barn Hunt Workshop

APRIL Apr 2 Archery for Youth & Adults Apr 11 Open Gym

MAY May 5 Oyster Gardening May 19 Clam Digging 101 Check the website for: Indoor Soccer Scrimmage Mother-Son Event • Pick-Up Volleyball Pick-Up Basketball

Enrolling for Winter Classes BALLET & POINTE • LYRICAL • MODERN • TAP & JAZZ • HIP HOP • CREATIVE • PRE-DANCE WEST AFRICAN DANCE • INTERNATIONAL LATIN DANCE • TUMBLING GYMNASTICS • YOUNG CHILDREN’S CLASSES AVAILABLE • BALLET FOR MEN ADULT CLASSES AVAILABLE - JAZZ • TAP • OPEN BALLET

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