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Winter 2014

Activity Brochure Community Center • Griswold Center

Did you know...

Kidstuff Preschool Programs page 12

Parks & Recreation

New for 2014–2015 school year: longer afternoon program!

The All Children’s Playground was renovated with the help of more than 20 volunteers from the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club

Community Center

500 attendees visited with the 73 vendors at the Worthington Weddings Bridal Show in November 2013

Griswold Center programs pages 28–38

Griswold Center

Every year the Griswold Center helps as many as 1000 letters to Santa find their way to the North Pole

Parks

The Department recycled 10 truck loads of playground equipment during the All Children’s Playground renovation

Fitness Programs pages 22–26

worthington.org

All Children’s Playground Renovation Worthington Parks map page 39


Facility Information Table of Contents Assisted Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Aquatics—Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Aquatics—Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–9 Child Care Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Fitness & Wellness Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . .22–26 Griswold Center Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28–38 Membership Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Park Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Registration Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5 Rental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Preschool Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–13 SilverSneakers®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 23, 27, 31 Special Events/Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21 Teen/Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17–19, 22 Youth Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–16

Parks and Recreation Staff Darren Hurley, Director Community Center Holly Keller, Recreation Superintendent Celia Tincher, Project Supervisor Julie Stoltz, Customer Service Coordinator Melissa Hindman, Marketing & Outreach Supervisor Julie Sergent, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Nancy Haynes, Recreation Supervisor Michael Burgdorfer, Recreation Supervisor Kevin Timmons, Recreation Supervisor—Aquatics Brandi Williams, Recreation Supervisor—Fitness Randy Hannigan, Building Maintenance Technician David Vandergrift, Building Maintenance Technician Griswold Center Colleen Light, Center Manager Ryan Cooper, Customer Service Coordinator Mary Kay Scott, Recreation Supervisor—Senior Jeff Fickell, Recreation Supervisor—Senior Fitness Parks Division Alan Little, Parks Manager Shawn Daugherty, Parks Supervisor Paul Rasor, Parks Technician Kevin Potter, Parks Technician Wade Lallathin, Parks Technician Jamie Britt, Parks Technician D. Scott Brown, Parks Technician City of Worthington Matt Greeson, City Manager Robyn Stewart, Assistant City Manager Worthington City Council Dr. Robert Chosy Ms. Rachael Dorothy Ms. Bonnie Michael Mr. Scott Myers

Mr. David Norstrom Mr. Doug Smith Mr. Michael Troper

Parks and Recreation Commission Robert Wendling, Chair Laura Ball, Vice Chair Dan Armitage David Kessler Robert Burpee Michele Miller Peter Calamari Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at the Community Center at 6:00 PM. Scheduled Winter meeting dates are:

December 17 January 21

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February 18 March 18

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Worthington Parks and Recreation Department to enhance the quality of life in the Worthington community through the proactive development and operation of comprehensive facilities and program services.

Goals

• To teach skills • To provide successful experiences

• To enhance children’s character development • To provide safe and well-maintained facilities

Community Center

345 East Wilson Bridge Road • Worthington, OH 43085 • Phone: (614) 436-2743 • Fax: (614) 786-7367 Regular Hours Monday – Friday: ............................. 5:30 AM–9:30 PM Saturday: ........................................ 8:00 AM–8:00 PM Sunday: ........................................ 10:00 AM–6:00 PM Please note that the Customer Service Desk closes for business one half hour prior to the building closing. Pool schedules may be downloaded from our website or picked up at the Customer Service Desk.

Holiday Hours December 24 (Christmas Eve).............. 5:30 AM–NOON December 25 (Christmas Day)..........................CLOSED December 31 (New Year’s Eve).......... 5:30 AM–4:00 PM January 1 (New Year’s Day)............... 8:00 AM–2:00 PM

Open Gym

Child Care Hours Monday – Friday: .................................8:00 AM–NOON Monday – Thursday: .........................4:00 PM–7:30 PM Saturday: ............................................9:00 AM–NOON Sunday: ..........................................................CLOSED Child Care is intended for children age 1 through 9 years old (child must be able to walk independently without stumbling). The playroom is furnished with child-sized tables and chairs, fun toys, computers, and a television with videos. A child-sized bathroom facility is attached to the playroom. Hours may be adjusted based on use of the facility.

Fees for Child Care are as follows:

Monthly Membership: .....................................$15 for first child $10 each additional child Punch Card: .....................................................$25 for 10 hours Drop-In: ....................................................$3 per child, per hour

The North Gym is available for basketball to Worthington residents with proper ID and Community Center Members when the gym is not being used for programs or rentals. There is a $4.00 fee for Non-Residents and Non-Members. All participants must check in at the Front Desk to receive a wristband before entering the gym.

Griswold Center

777 High Street • Worthington, OH 43085 • Phone: (614) 842-6320 • Fax: (614) 842-6323 Business Hours Monday – Friday: ............................. 8:00 AM–5:00 PM Registrations can only be processed until 4:00 PM

Holiday Hours December 24 (Christmas Eve)..............8:00 AM–NOON December 25 (Christmas Day)..........................CLOSED December 31 (New Year’s Eve)..............8:00 AM–NOON January 1 (New Year’s Day)...............................CLOSED January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)............CLOSED February 17 (President’s Day)...........................CLOSED

Fitness Room Hours Monday: ...............8:00 AM–NOON, 4:30 PM–6:30 PM Tuesday:................8:00 AM–NOON, 4:30 PM–6:30 PM Wednesday:...........8:00 AM–NOON, 4:30 PM–6:30 PM Thursday:...............8:00 AM–NOON, 4:30 PM–6:30 PM Friday:............................................. 8:00 AM–2:00 PM Saturday:........................................8:00 AM–11:00 AM

Find Worthington Parks & Recreation Online! City Website: http://www.worthington.org Online Registration http://online.activecommunities.com/worthington Sport Leagues: http://leaguelineup.com/wprd

Inclement Weather Policy

Social Media Follow us for information about program registration, cancellations, special events and more! /WorthingtonOH

@WorthingtonOhio

Sports Line (weather info): (614) 786-7366

During inclement weather Worthington Parks and Recreation facilities will maintain normal operating hours for general recreation unless directed otherwise by the City Manager. We know you and your families need a place to play, so we maintain facility and program operations as long as instructors and staff are available. Program cancellation decisions are made independent of Worthington school closures. When possible, cancellations will be posted on Worthington’s Facebook page and on the WPRD sports line beginning at 8:30 AM for morning classes and 2:00 PM for afternoon and evening classes. Should weather conditions worsen after the indicated times, cancellation decisions will be made and communications handled in the best possible way according to the situation and staff resources. In the event of a weather related closure, programs and permit groups will be rescheduled, accounts credited or refunded. This Worthington Parks and Recreation brochure is printed on recycled paper.


Facility Information Worthington Residency Throughout this brochure, different fees are listed for Residents (R) and Non-Residents (NR). Resident fees apply to those who live or work in the city limits of Worthington, including spouses and school-aged children of those households. These households and companies pay taxes that support the Worthington Parks and Recreation Department and therefore pay the resident rate for memberships, programs, and rentals. All others pay the listed non-resident rate. Two proofs of residency are required at the time of registration to receive the resident rate. Examples of proof are a valid driver’s license, check with address, utility bill, or bank statement. Working Residents must work a minimum 20 hours per week for a company in the City limits of Worthington. Verification of payment of Worthington City taxes is required at the time of registration to receive the resident discount price. Acceptable verification is an original pay stub, dated within 30 days, that specifically denotes Worthington taxes being withheld.

Facility Memberships Community Center Member Benefits

• Members have access to the pools, fitness equipment and the walking/running track. • Members who are non-residents may register for programs one day earlier, and receive the lowest pricing on all group fitness classes, Spinning®, Yoga, and Pilates. • Through the Member Referral Program, members may earn WPRD Gift Certificates by referring new members to the Community Center. • Please ask for all Membership details at the Community Center Customer Service Desk.

Annual Membership Rates

Annual Memberships are valid for one year from date of purchase. Monthly payment options, debited directly from your bank account, are available for the purchase of annual memberships for a small additional fee. See Customer Service for complete details. Resident Non-Resident Youth (3–13 yrs) $100 $125 Individual $250 $325 Family* of Two $410 $535 Family* of Three $520 $675 Family* of Four $595 $775 Family* of Five $670 $870 Additional Person $25 each $25 each Senior Citizen** $175 $250 * A “Family” is defined as up to three adults in the same household, and their dependents up to and including age 22, residing on the premises.

Monthly Membership Rates

Monthly Memberships are valid for 30 days from date of purchase. The cost of a Monthly Membership can be applied to an Annual Membership if converted before the Monthly Membership expires. Resident Non-Resident Individual $40 $50 Senior Citizen** $30 $40 Ask us about our Monthly Family Memberships!

Membership Refund Policies

• Annual and Monthly Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable, except in cases of hardship. • Refunds for hardship cases (Military Duty, medical reasons, or out of area moves) may be requested by sending email to Julie Stoltz at jstoltz@ci.worthington.oh.us. Proof of hardship is required.

Corporate Membership Packages

Corporate memberships are now available! There are many benefits to employers whose employees exercise regularly: lowers health care costs, reduces stress, improves productivity, concentration and morale, and reduces the number of absences. Please contact Julie Stoltz for rates or more information at jstoltz@ci.worthington.oh.us or by calling (614) 436-2743.

Griswold Center Daily Pass Rates

Valid for the day that it is issued and is not transferable. Child (age 3–17) $5 Senior Citizen** $6 Adult $8 Military $5 **A Senior Citizen is defined as someone 60 years of age or older.

Purchase an electronic punch card for multiple day passes at a discounted rate! Day Pass Card $56.00 Discounted price when card is used: Child (age 3–17) $3.50 Adult $7.00

Healthways SilverSneakers® and PRIME® Fitness Programs The Worthington Parks & Recreation Department now offers the SilverSneakers and PRIME fitness programs. Providing a comprehensive yet easy-to-use fitness program is proving to be a viable solution for health plans, their members and participating locations. SilverSneakers and PRIME members of a sponsoring health plan receive a no-cost basic membership. Eligibility can be confirmed at the Community Center or Griswold Center customer service desks.

Member Benefits

• The Griswold Center is a Parks and Recreation facility dedicated to providing quality programs and services to adults who are 55 years of age and older. We invite you to visit us for a tour. • Membership to the Griswold Center entitles you to three days of priority registration for Griswold Center programs and trips each month. • As a member you have the option to receive the quarterly brochures by mail which showcase current information about a wide variety of free and fee based programs available. Annual Membership Rates

Annual Memberships are valid for one year from date of purchase. Age 55 and over Age 54 and younger

Resident $10 $20

Non-Resident $15 $25

Refund Policies

• Annual Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

For more detailed information about the SilverSneakers program, please see page 23.

Facility Rentals The Worthington Parks & Recreation Department has many opportunities for facility rentals, including the Community Center, Griswold Center, Selby Shelter, and sport fields in our parks. Rooms, fields, and equipment are available for meetings, seminars, private parties, or other purposes that do not compete with any of our programs. • Please be aware that no alcohol is allowed on the premises of any of our rental sites. • Groups are responsible for providing their own supplies, decorations, table coverings, food, etc. • Groups are responsible for all setup and cleanup, and time for this must be included in the time of the rental. • The individual reserving the facility must be present during the entire permitted time. Payment is due at the time of the reservation.

For complete details on all rentable facilities, including rates and all policies, please see worthington.org or ask at the Customer Service desk at the Community Center or Griswold Center for a “Facility Rentals” booklet.

Community Center Facilities can be reserved on the Mondays listed below: December 2, 2013 for January–March 2014 March 3, 2014 for April–May 2014 May 5, 2014 for June–August 2014 August 4, 2014 for September–December 2014 December 1, 2014 for January–March 2015 Reservations must be made in person a minimum of 3 days prior to the rental. Griswold Center Facilities can be reserved on the Mondays listed below: December 2, 2013 for January–March 2014 March 3, 2014 for April–June 2014 May 5, 2014 for July–September 2014 August 4, 2014 for October–December 2014 December 1, 2014 for January–March 2015 Inquiries and requests may be made by calling or in person at least 2 weeks prior to the rental.

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Registration Information General Registration Information Please Register Early!

Community Center Registration The Worthington Community Center offers a wide variety of free and fee based programs along with state of the art facilities. Membership is not necessary to participate in any of our programs or events.

Classes and trips with insufficient registration may be cancelled one week prior to the first class meeting.

Winter Registration Dates

Waiting List Procedures

Fall Programs & Aquatics Session I

Waiting lists are taken when programs are filled and efforts are made to accommodate those individuals. Those waitlisted for a program will be notified by phone if a spot becomes available. If notified, customers are encouraged to call back as soon as possible so that the spot may be reserved for them. If confirmation is not received within 24 hours, the next available person on the waiting list may be called.

Program Refund Policies • If your course is cancelled by Worthington Parks and Recreation, you will be notified by a phone call informing you that your money was automatically put on your WPRD account. You may receive a check upon request. • If you request a refund one week prior to the course start date, you will receive a full refund with the exception of an $8 processing fee. Choosing to leave the money as a credit on your account will eliminate the processing fee. • Missing any portion of a course or event due to vacation, schedule conflict, or other nonemergency situation does not justify receiving a refund or proration. • Convenience fees applied to online registrations are paid to the company hosting our site and are non-refundable. • Please allow four weeks for refunds to be processed.

Make Up Classes

In most cases, missed classes can not be made up. Classes are planned for a specific participant/ instructor ratio to allow maximum participation and individual attention.

Assisted Recreation

The Worthington Community Center is a provider and accepts payment from the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Franklin County Family & Children First Council. We are not currently equipped to bill or accept payment from Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Payment arrangements must be made prior to registration. Please contact Celia Tincher at (614) 436-2743 or ctincher@ci.worthington.oh.us.

(Aquatic Program Session I dates: January 13–February 15)

Monday, December 16 Tuesday, December 17 Wednesday, December 18

Residents Working Residents / Members* Non-Residents

Aquatics Session II

(Aquatic Session II Program dates: February 24–March 29)

Monday, February 17 Tuesday, February 18 Wednesday, February 19

Residents Working Residents / Members* Non-Residents

*Course participant must be a member to qualify for priority registration.

*Course participant must be a member to qualify for priority registration.

Registration Procedures

Aquatics Registration Information

• There are no restrictions when registering for Parent/ Register Online Child or beginning level classes. These classes • Online registration begins at midnight for each include: Tiny Tots, Little Nemos, Flounder, Guppy I, respective registration date. Guppy II, and PM Pee Wee Pool Time. • Register online at: • If you are planning to register for an advanced class, http://online.activecommunities.com/worthington you must meet the prerequisites in order to register • If you are new to the Community Center or have online. Advanced classes include: Tadpole I, Tadpole never participated in any of our activities, you will II, Jr. Turtle, Turtle, Minnow, Porpoise, and Whale. need to have an account created prior to registering • If you have never taken a swim class at the Worthington online. You can create a new account on our online Community Center, you may be required to come in registration site (listed above). Please be advised and be tested by someone on our aquatic staff. that all accounts created online will default to non• There are no make up classes, so please schedule resident pricing until the account has been verified accordingly. by WPRD staff. Your account will be updated within 24 to 48 hours to reflect actual residency (proof may be required). Please be aware that all non-resident Program Age Requirements fees paid prior to verification are non-refundable, In order to support the success and safety of all individuals it including transaction fees assessed based on nonis important that participants are indeed “Program Ready.” resident pricing. • A non-refundable “convenience fee” is charged for all This means that the participant is: • Age appropriate (is the age/grade listed with the online registration. program description by the start date of the program) Register In Person • Able to use the restroom independently or with • In-person registration begins at 5:30 AM. minimal verbal prompting • Payment is due at the time of registration. We accept • Able to take direction and instruction from a staff Cash, Check, MasterCard, and Visa. person • Participants may register for three additional • Comfortable with, and able to interact in, a group households other than their own. environment Register By Mail • Interacts and participates in the program in a manner that is physically and emotionally safe for • Mail a completed registration form and your check themselves and others made payable to: Worthington Parks and Recreation Department. • Able to participate in the program independently or with reasonable accommodations • A printable PDF version of our registration form may be (For accommodations, please call Celia Tincher at found on our web site under Registration Information. (614) 436-2743 at least two weeks prior to the start • Please note any mailed or dropped off registration of the program) forms will be processed after 6:00 PM on your • Can function in a program with an approximate staff respective registration day. to participant ratio of: Age 3: 1 staff to 7 participants Ages 4–6: 1 staff to 8 participants Ages 7+: 1 staff to 15 participants Those interested in registering for a program who don’t meet the age/grade requirement may fill out a Registration Request Form for consideration by the program supervisor. Priority will be given to age appropriate participants first. If space is available, supervisors can then choose to add those participants that are younger or older, if appropriate.

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Registration Information Griswold Center Registration The Griswold Center is a Parks and Recreation facility dedicated to providing quality programs and services to adults 55 years of age and older. After member registration, programs are available on a first come, first served basis to adults 18 years of age and older. We invite you to visit the Griswold Center and take a tour. Registration for Griswold programs is held on a monthly basis. Priority registration is given to Griswold Center Members. A membership is required to participate in any free, drop-in and ongoing programs. Anyone may register for trips or paid programs. Registration dates are listed below.

January Programs

February Programs

March Programs

Member Registration Dates Wednesday, December 18 – Residents Thursday, December 19 – Working Residents Friday, December 20 – Non-Residents

Member Registration Dates Wednesday, January 29 – Residents Thursday, January 30 – Working Residents Friday, January 31 – Non-Residents

Member Registration Dates Wednesday, February 26 – Residents Thursday, February 27 – Working Residents Friday, February 28 – Non-Residents

Non-Member Registration Saturday, December 21 – Open Registration

Non-Member Registration Saturday, February 1 – Open Registration

Non-Member Registration Saturday, March 1 – Open Registration

To Register for Programs

• On or after the day you are eligible to register, sign up for programs at the Griswold Center between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. • Make checks payable to Worthington Parks and Recreation Department. Use the resident discount fee if you live or work within the corporate city limits. • After the third day of registration, non-members may sign up for available programs. You may also register by mailing or dropping off your registration. The form will be held and processed at the end of the appropriate registration day. If an activity fills up before a “held registration” is processed, you will be enrolled on the waiting list and notified of your position. • Online registration for Griswold Center programs opens at 9:00 AM the day you are eligible to register. You can register online at http://online.activecommunities.com/worthington. You will need a barcode and PIN number, which can be obtained by calling or stopping by the Griswold Center. There is a non-refundable “convenience fee” for all online registration.

Transportation Policy

All Griswold Trips will depart from the Griswold Center at the time listed in the brochure. Transportation to the Griswold Center is available for all Worthington residents, including Melbourne, Stafford and The Residences of Worthington, upon request. Pick-ups for those needing transportation to the Griswold Center will begin 30 minutes before the departure time listed. Requests for transportation to Griswold Center events may be made at the time of registration. A minimum of 5 requests is required for event transportation. Please call the Griswold Center if you have any transportation questions.

WPRD Photograph Policy Photographs/videos are occasionally taken of participants of activities and visitors to facilities of the Worthington Parks and Recreation Department. These photographs/videos are used to promote Parks and Recreation programming and facilities in future Activity Brochures and a variety of other City of Worthington publications and social media. If you prefer that you or your child not be photographed during a registered program, you must “opt-out” on or before the first day of each listed course by completing an “opt-out” form at the Department’s registration desk. For any non-registered activities or visits to our parks or facilities, please notify the photographer if you prefer that you or your child not be photographed.

Other Griswold Information Griswold Gazette

Pick up a copy of the monthly Griswold Gazette at the Griswold Center for timely information, new program listings and schedules, announcements, and funnies. Check it out!

Mailing List

Members of the Griswold Center who do not receive the The Bag can sign up for the mailing list by contacting the front desk at the Griswold Center. The mailing list is only available to Griswold Center members.

Library

Enjoy a good book or magazine in our cozy library. Books may be checked out; procedures are posted in the library. You can help with the jigsaw puzzle in progress or enjoy a board game with a friend—we have cribbage, backgammon, and Scrabble available.

Magnasight

Medicare and Insurance Claim Assistance

A trained OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) volunteer is available to provide counseling and information about insurance and assistance with doctor and hospital bills. Call the Griswold Center at (614) 842-6320 for more information.

Vial of Life

The Worthington Division of Fire and EMS, in cooperation with the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, is providing the Vial of Life program for residents of the community. This program allows your Emergency Healthcare providers to have quick and easy access to your medical history, current medications, and other vital information. Call Firefighter Ted Heineman or Inspector Craig Hall at (614) 885-7640 (Worthington Division of Fire) during business hours of 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM for more information about this free service. Packets may also be picked up at the Griswold Center.

Thanks to the generous donation from the Ohio Lions foundation and the Worthington Lions Club, this easy-touse magnifier is located in the Tuller Lounge/Library to assist those with visual impairment. Try it to read (or sign) documents, personal mail, magazines, books, and to help with writing. Please ask at the office if you need help using this equipment.

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

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Aquatics/Swimming Lessons Parent/Child Aquatic Programs Tiny Tots

Little Nemos

This class is also referred to as Parent Child Aquatics Level 1. A parent is required in the water with the child. The Tiny Tot swim class introduces basic skills to both the parents and the children. Parents will learn to work with their child including how to support and hold their child and prepare the child to try the skills on their own. Children are introduced to basic skills such as blowing bubbles, kicking their legs, floating on front and back, underwater exploration and much more.

This class is also referred to as Parent and Child Aquatics Level 2. A parent is required in the water with the child. This class is for those children ready to move up from the Tiny Tots (Parent & Child Aquatics Level 1) but are not yet old enough or ready for Flounder or Guppy I. Here the children improve on the skills learned in Tiny Tots. Children should be comfortable in the water and be able to move around by themselves with a parent or adult nearby.

Age: 6M–36M • Leisure Pool

Session I 5 wks.

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R $33 | NR $42

1:00PM–1:45PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 6:15PM–7:00PM 1:00PM–1:45PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 5:15PM–6:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM 10:00AM–10:45AM

R $33 | NR $42

1:00PM–1:45PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 6:15PM–7:00PM 1:00PM–1:45PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 5:15PM–6:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM 10:00AM–10:45AM

Min. 3 | Max. 16 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15 Jan 18–Feb 15

Min. 3 | Max. 16 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29 Mar 1–Mar 29

Age: 2Y–3Y • Leisure Pool

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R $33 | NR $42

10:00AM–10:45AM 1:00PM–1:45PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 1:00PM–1:45PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 11:00AM–11:45AM

R $33 | NR $42

10:00AM–10:45AM 1:00PM–1:45PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 1:00PM–1:45PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 11:00AM–11:45AM

Min. 3 | Max. 14 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15 Jan 18–Feb 15

Min. 3 | Max. 14 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29 Mar 1–Mar 29

See page 10 for all Parent/Child Preschool programs! Age: 6M–5Y • Leisure Pool

Want to wear out the kids before bedtime? Come join us for some playtime in the pool. We will splash around, play with the toys, play some games and maybe even go down the “big’’ slide. There will be lots of splashing and fun! Just a reminder that all the children must be accompanied by an adult.

Session II

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7:15PM–8:00PM R $33 | NR $42

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 6 | Max. 25

7:15PM–8:00PM R $33 | NR $42

Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 6 | Max. 25

Pool policy requires one person, age 14 or older, in the water with each child age 4 or younger. A responsible person age 14 or older must be present in the pool area for swimming groups of children ages 5–7.

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This class is a combination of Parent & Child Aquatics Level 2 and Preschool Aquatics 1. We kindly ask that parents come dressed and ready to be in the water with the child IF NEEDED the first couple of classes. Our goal will be to have the children in the water by themselves as soon as possible. The Flounder class is for preschool age children who may not be comfortable in the water. We will play games and do various activities to help the children become more comfortable in the water.

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Session II 5 wks.

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Min. 3 | Max. 8

R $33 | NR $42

Min. 3 | Max. 8

1:00PM–1:45PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 5:15PM–6:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM

1:00PM–1:45PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 5:15PM–6:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM

Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15

Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29

Flotation Devices:

Swimming Age Policies

Youth ages 8 and older may be unattended in the pool area.

Age: 30M–5Y • Leisure Pool

The Family Changing Rooms will be closed 12:15–1:15 PM for cleaning on a daily basis.

PM Peewee Pool Time

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Flounder

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We offer many options for you to have fun with your little one!

Session I

Children not yet potty trained must wear a swim diaper.

Most types of flotation devices are permitted in the pool area. The only flotation devices that are NOT permitted are the cubes where the block is in the back and there is a belt around the child’s waist. Please remember that any child using a flotation device (regardless of their age) must have an adult or responsible person, 14 years or older, in the water supervising them. If you have a question about a specific flotation device, you may contact aquatics staff at (614) 436-2743.

Register for Winter Aquatics Session I on December 16, 17, 18. See page 4 for details.


Aquatics/Swimming Lessons Progressive Aquatic Lessons Guppy I

Tadpole I

This class is also referred to as Preschool Aquatics Level 1. Prerequisites: Children should be comfortable in the water by themselves. Parents are not permitted in the water with the children in this class. This class is for preschool children who are beginning swimmers and are comfortable in the water by themselves. They will learn to enter and exit the water, submerge, and begin floating and swimming on their front and back.

This class is also referred to as Preschool Aquatics Level 2. Prerequisites: Completion of Preschool Aquatics 1 or Learn To Swim Level 1 (Introduction To Water Skills) or, demonstrate the following skills: Enter the water on their own, travel 5 yards and bob 3 times and return and exit the pool. Swim on front with face in water for 2 body lengths, float on back for 3 seconds. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills. We will enter and exit the pool in slightly deeper water and they will learn to swim farther on their front and learn to swim on their back. Treading water motions will also be introduced.

Age: 3Y–5Y • Leisure Pool

Session I 5 wks.

#23845 #23846 #23847 #23848 #23849 #23850 #23851 #23852 #23853 #23854 #23855 #23856 #23857

Mon Mon Mon Tue Tue Tue Wed Wed Wed Thu Thu Sat Sat

Session II 5 wks.

#23866 #23867 #23868 #23869 #23870 #23871 #23872 #23873 #23874 #23875 #23876 #23877 #23878

Mon Mon Mon Tue Tue Tue Wed Wed Wed Thu Thu Sat Sat

R $33 | NR $42

10:00AM–10:45AM 1:00PM–1:45PM 2:00PM–2:45PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 1:00PM–1:45PM 2:00PM–2:45PM 1:00PM–1:45PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM 10:00AM–10:45AM

R $33 | NR $42

10:00AM–10:45AM 1:00PM–1:45PM 2:00PM–2:45PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 1:00PM–1:45PM 2:00PM–2:45PM 1:00PM–1:45PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM 10:00AM–10:45AM

Min. 3 | Max. 6 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15 Jan 18–Feb 15

Min. 3 | Max. 6 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29 Mar 1–Mar 29

Age: 3Y–5Y • Leisure Pool

Session I 5 wks.

#23943 #23944 #23945 #23946 #23947 #23948 #23949 #23950 #23951 #23952 #23953 #23954

Mon Mon Tue Tue Tue Tue Wed Wed Thu Thu Sat Sat

Session II 5 wks.

#23905 #23906 #23907 #23908 #23909 #23910 #23911 #23912 #23913 #23914 #23915 #23916

Mon Mon Tue Tue Tue Tue Wed Wed Thu Thu Sat Sat

R $33 | NR $42

Min. 3 | Max. 8

R $33 | NR $42

Min. 3 | Max. 8

1:00PM–1:45PM 2:00PM–2:45PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 1:00PM–1:45PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 1:00PM–1:45PM 2:00PM–2:45PM 1:00PM–1:45PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM 11:00AM–11:45AM

1:00PM–1:45PM 2:00PM–2:45PM 10:00AM–10:45AM 1:00PM–1:45PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 1:00PM–1:45PM 2:00PM–2:45PM 1:00PM–1:45PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM 11:00AM–11:45AM

Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29 Mar 1–Mar 29

Guppy II

Tadpole II

Also referred to as Learn To Swim Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills. Prerequisites: Children should be comfortable in the water. This class is designed for school age children who are beginning swimmers and are comfortable in the water by themselves. In this level, we will help the children become more comfortable in the water. They will learn to enter and exit the water, submerge, and begin floating and swimming on their front and back.

This class is also referred to as Learn To Swim Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Prerequisites: Completion of Preschool Aquatics Level 1 or Learn To Swim Level 1 (Introduction To Water Skills) or demonstrate the following skills: Enter the water on their own and travel 5 yards, bob 3 times and return to the side and exit the pool, Swim on front with face in the water for 2 body lengths and float on back without support for 3 seconds.

Session I 5 wks.

#23940 Wed #23941 Thu #23942 Sat

Session II 5 wks.

#23879 Wed #23880 Thu #23881 Sat

R $33 | NR $42

Min. 3 | Max. 8

R $33 | NR $42

Min. 3 | Max. 8

3:30PM–4:15PM 6:00PM–6:45PM 11:00AM–11:45AM

3:30PM–4:15PM 6:00PM–6:45PM 11:00AM–11:45AM

Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15

Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29

Age: 6Y–14Y • Slide Area

Session I 5 wks.

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Tue Thu Thu Sat

Session II 5 wks.

#23917 #23918 #23919 #23920

Register for Winter Aquatics Session II on February 17, 18, 19. See page 4 for details.

Tue Thu Thu Sat

R $33 | NR $42

Min. 3 | Max. 8

R $33 | NR $42

Min. 3 | Max. 8

3:30PM–4:15PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 10:00AM–10:45AM

3:30PM–4:15PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 10:00AM–10:45AM

When registering for any aquatics course that is Tadpole I (Preschool Aquatics Level 2) or higher, you are agreeing that your child meets the necessary requirements. The WPRD staff reserves the right to withdraw or transfer your child from the registered course if he or she does not meet the prerequisites.

Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15 Jan 18–Feb 15

We offer programs for preschoolers to have fun in the pool outside of swim lessons! Dash & Splash and Gym & Swim both include pool time with our Recreation Staff! See page 12 for program details.

Age: 6Y–14Y • Slide Area

Progressive Lesson Requirements

Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15

School’s Out! Our pools will be open 9:00 AM–9:00 PM on the following days off school in the Worthington district (regular Day Pass rates apply):

February 14 February 17 Also be on the lookout for special pool schedules for both Winter and Spring Break weeks!

Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29

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Aquatics/Swimming Lessons Progressive Aquatic Lessons

Swim Level Testing

Jr. Turtles

Turtle

Also referred to as Preschool Aquatics Level 3. Prerequisites: Completion of Preschool Aquatics Level 2 (Tadpole 1) or Learn To Swim Level 2 (Fundamental Aquatic Skills), or demonstrate the following skills: Enter in water chest deep and glide 2 body lengths, roll over and float for 5 seconds and return to a standing position. Must do each of these skills on front and back. Also, swim 5 body lengths on front and back. In this level, we will provide additional guided practice at slightly more proficient performance levels and greater distances and times. This class is for younger children who have passed level 2 but may not be old enough or ready for the Turtle class in the lap pool.

This class is also referred to as Learn To Swim Level 3: Stroke Development. Prerequisites: Preschool Aquatics 2, Learn To Swim Level 2 (Fundamental Aquatic Skills) or demonstrate the following skills: Enter in chest deep water and glide 2 body lengths, roll over and float 5 seconds, and then return to standing position. Must do each of these skills on their front and back. Swim on front and back for 5 body lengths. In this level, participants will learn to swim the front crawl with rotary breathing and the elementary backstroke. We will also learn to survival float, the scissors kick for the sidestroke, and the dolphin kick for the butterfly and we will also build on treading water.

Age: 3Y–6Y • Leisure Pool

Session I 5 wks.

#23959 #23960 #23961 #23962 #23963 #23964 #24209

Mon Tue Tue Tue Thu Thu Sat

Session II 5 wks.

#23882 #23883 #23884 #23885 #23886 #23887 #24210

Mon Tue Tue Tue Thu Thu Sat

R $33 | NR $42 3:30PM–4:15PM 2:00PM–2:45PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM

R $33 | NR $42 3:30PM–4:15PM 2:00PM–2:45PM 5:15PM–6:00PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 6:15PM–7:00PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM

Min. 3 | Max. 8 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15

Min. 3 | Max. 8 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29

Age: 6Y–14Y • Lap Pool

Session I 5 wks.

#23965 #23966 #23967 #23968 #23969 #23970 #23971

Mon Tue Tue Wed Thu Sat Thu

Session II 5 wks.

#23931 #23932 #23933 #23934 #23935 #23936 #23937

Mon Tue Tue Wed Thu Thu Sat

R $33 | NR $42

3:30PM–4:15PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 4:15PM–5:00PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 11:00AM–11:45AM 7:15PM–8:00PM

R $33 | NR $42

3:30PM–4:15PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 4:15PM–5:00PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 7:15PM–8:00PM 11:00AM–11:45AM

Min. 3 | Max. 8 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15 Jan 16–Feb 13

Min. 3 | Max. 8 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29

Children may be tested during our open swim hours in order to determine their appropriate swim level. Minnow

Age: 6Y–14Y • Lap Pool

This class is also referred to as Learn To Swim Level 4: Stroke Improvement. Prerequisites: Completion of Learn To Swim Level 3 (Stroke Development) or demonstrate the following skills: Jump into deep water and swim front crawl with rotary breathing for 15 yards, tread water for 30 seconds, and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards. In this level, participants improve their skills and increase endurance by swimming front crawl and elementary backstroke further distances. We will also add arms to the scissors kick and learn the sidestroke. We will also learn back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, and basics for turning at the wall.

Session I 5 wks.

#23972 #23973 #23974 #23975 #23976

Mon Tue Wed Thu Sat

Session II 5 wks.

#23896 #23897 #23898 #23899 #23900

Mon Tue Wed Thu Sat

R $33 | NR $42

Min. 3 | Max. 8

R $33 | NR $42

Min. 3 | Max. 8

3:30PM–4:15PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 4:15PM–5:00PM 11:00AM–11:45AM

3:30PM–4:15PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 3:30PM–4:15PM 4:15PM–5:00PM 11:00AM–11:45AM

Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15

Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29

The Family Changing Rooms will be closed 12:15–1:15 PM for cleaning on a daily basis. Porpoise

Whale

Also referred to as Learn To Swim Level 5: Stroke Refinement. Prerequisites: Learn To Swim Level 4 (Stroke Improvement) or demonstrate the following skills: Feet first entry in deep water and swim front crawl for 25 yards, change direction and position and swim elementary backstroke 25 yards. Also swim backstroke 25 yards, Swim breaststroke for 15 yards and change direction and position and swim back crawl 15 yards.

This class is also referred to as Learn To Swim Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency. Prerequisites: Learn to Swim Level 5 (Stroke Refinement) or demonstrate the following skills: Feet first entry in deep water and swim front crawl 50 yards, change position and direction and swim elementary backstroke 50 yards. Swim breaststroke 25 yards, change position and direction and swim back crawl 25 yards.

Age: 6Y–14Y • Lap Pool

Session I #23977 #23978

Thu 5 wks. Sat 5 wks.

Session II #23902 #23903

Thu 5 wks. Sat 5 wks.

3:30PM–4:15PM R $33 | NR $42 10:00AM–10:45AM R $33 | NR $42

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 3 | Max. 8 Jan 18–Feb 15 Min. 3 | Max. 8

3:30PM–4:15PM R $33 | NR $42 10:00AM–10:45AM R $33 | NR $42

Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 3 | Max. 8 Mar 1–Mar 29 Min. 3 | Max. 8

Age: 6Y–14Y • Lap Pool

Session I #23979 #23980

Thu 5 wks. Sat 5 wks.

3:30PM–4:15PM R $33 | NR $42 10:00AM–10:45AM R $33 | NR $42

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 3 | Max. 8 Jan 18–Feb 15 Min. 3 | Max. 5

#23938 #23939

Thu 5 wks. Sat 5 wks.

3:30PM–4:15PM R $33 | NR $42 10:00AM–10:45AM R $33 | NR $42

Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 3 | Max. 8 Mar 1–Mar 29 Min. 3 | Max. 5

Session II

If your kids want more fun in the pool outside of swim lessons, consider registering for Gym, Snack & Swim or Supervised Swim! See pages 14 & 15 for program details.

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Register for Winter Aquatics Session I on December 16, 17, 18. See page 4 for details.


Aquatics/Swimming Lessons Other Aquatic Programs American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

School’s Out!

Age: 15Y and up • Conference Room | Lap Pool

This course will include all of the materials and information needed to become a certified lifeguard through the American Red Cross including First Aid, and CPR/AED for Lifeguards. All students must meet the following prerequisites before being allowed in class: • Must be 15 years of age on or before the completion of the class. • Swim 300 yards continuously using these strokes in the following order: • 100 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing and propellant kick • 100 yards breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick and glide sequence • 100 yards using either the front crawl or breaststroke • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive in 7–10 feet of water and retrieve a 10 pound object, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using the ladder or steps within 1:40 • Finally, tread water for 2 minutes. Unsuccessful completion of the prerequisites will result in a refund minus $25. #24196 Mon–Fri 4:00PM–9:30PM 1 wk. Fee: $250

Splash Mob

Our pools will be open 9:00 AM–9:00 PM on the following days off school in the Worthington district (regular Day Pass rates apply):

February 14 February 17 Also be on the lookout for special pool schedules for both Winter and Spring Break weeks!

Feb 17–Feb 21 Min. 3 | Max. 10

New!

Age: 18Y and up • Lap Pool Have you ever wanted to be in a FLASH MOB? Now is your chance to be, while strengthening and toning in the water. We will have fun learning choreographed routines performed to music. This will be a great way to have fun, get your blood pumping and meet new friends. No swimming ability is required. This class includes lunch for everyone on the last day. This program is FREE for all Community Center Members (please register)! All others may register at the rates listed below. #24208 Tue, Thu 2:15PM–3:00PM Jan 14–Feb 20 6 wks. R $15 | NR $20 | M $0 Min. 6 | Max. 99

Our Thank You for Learning to Swim It may be break week from swim lessons, but that does not mean that your swimmer should not be in the water! At the end of each Winter Swim Lesson Session we want you to swim during break and play with the aquatic staff in the pool. This would be a perfect time for you to splash around with your swimmer, get to know the staff and reinforce the skills that they have learned through the session. Upon completion of the each session you will be given a pass from your instructor good for one adult and the participant to swim and play on the day designated on the card. Additional guests may swim at regular guest pass rates. Winter 1 Thank You Swim Thursday, February 20 | 6:00–8:00 PM Winter 2 Thank You Swim Thursday, April 3 | 6:00–8:00 PM For more information please contact Aquatics Supervisor Kevin Timmons at 614-436-2743 or ktimmons@ci.worthington.oh.us

Weekly Hot Tub Cleaning To keep your hot tub as healthy and spotless as possible we will be draining, scrubbing and refilling it weekly. Beginning Tuesday, December 3, 2013 and each following Tuesday, the hot tub will be unavailable to patrons Noon–2:00 PM during the cleaning process.

Teen/Adult Swimming Lessons Age: 14Y and up • Lap Pool

This class is designed for older teens and adults from beginning to advanced levels. The instructor will develop a program for each participant based on their skills and needs.

Session I #23982 #23981

Thu 5 wks. Sat 5 wks.

Session II #23921 #23922

Thu 5 wks. Sat 5 wks.

7:15PM–8:00PM R $33 | NR $42 11:00AM–11:45AM R $33 | NR $42

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 3 | Max. 12 Jan 18–Feb 15 Min. 3 | Max. 8

7:15PM–8:00PM R $33 | NR $42 11:00AM–11:45AM R $33 | NR $42

Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 3 | Max. 12 Mar 1–Mar 29 Min. 3 | Max. 8

Swim Stroke Clinic

The Aqua Gym

Age: 8Y–16Y • Lap Pool Imagine the thrill of pulling on a pair of fins, a mask and SCUBA equipment and learning how to breathe and play... UNDERWATER. The AQUAGYM is a program for kids 8–16 years of age enjoy a variety of underwater activities and challenges under the care and guidance of a certified scuba instructor. For more information, visit theaquagym.com. #24197 #24198 #24199

Sun 1 wk. Sun 1 wk. Sun 1 wk.

6:00PM–8:00PM R $40 | NR $52 6:00PM–8:00PM R$40 | NR$52 6:00PM–8:00PM R$40 | NR$52

Jan 19 Min. 6 | Max. 12 Feb 16 Min. 6 | Max. 12 Mar 16 Min. 6 | Max. 12

All Ages • Lap Pool

This program is for children who may have been on a summer swim team or have completed Level 4 of the learn to swim program. In this class, we will take the 4 competitive strokes and work on technique and endurance. At the end of the session we will try and arrange a mini swim meet with another recreation department with programs similar to ours.

Session I

#23983 M, W, F 5 wks.

Session II

#23904 M, W, F 5 wks.

Register for Winter Aquatics Session II on February 17, 18, 19. See page 4 for details.

4:30PM–5:15PM R $98 | NR $127

Jan 13–Feb 14 Min. 3 | Max. 8

4:30PM–5:15PM R $98 | NR $127

Feb 24–Mar 28 Min. 3 | Max. 8

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Preschool Programs Parent/Child Programs Between You and Me

Let’s Create Together

See Me Run

Have fun creating art with your child/grandchild. You will experiment with lots of glue and get messy with paint and clay. Treasure the special moments along with the special masterpieces you create together. Instructor: Michelle Brevick

Have fun experimenting with messy paint, globs of glue and even chunks of clay. Enjoy creating treasures and special moments with your child. This will be a messy class so please dress accordingly. Instructor: Michelle Brevick

Once children learn to walk it’s hard to slow them down! Join your child in this busy parent/child class designed to encourage learning through play. There will be singing and circle time, simple crafts and games. These activities along with open play will help to enhance their listening and thinking skills, imagination, coordination, language skills, and more, all while having fun! Please, no older or younger siblings/children in class. Instructor: Peggy Dignan

Age: 18M–36M • Art Studio

#23735 #23736

Tue 5 wks. Tue 5 wks.

9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33 10:30AM–11:30AM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Age: 18M–36M • Art Studio

#23751 #23752

Tue 5 wks. Tue 5 wks.

9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33 10:30AM–11:30AM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Preschool Playtime

Age: 12M–6Y • South Gym

Join your child for an hour of parent/child playtime fun. Waiting for you each week will be a wide variety of toys and equipment that will allow you and your child(ren) a chance to ride, run, slide and have fun. Siblings of registered participants who are 11 months and younger may attend at no charge. Instructor: Peggy Dignan #23500 #23501

Impov, Acting, Life Skills and Fun for Toddlers

Mon 5 wks. Mon 5 wks.

9:15AM–10:15AM R $20 | NR $36 9:15AM–10:15AM R $20 | NR $26

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 10 | Max. 45 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 10 | Max. 45

New!

Age: 18M–36M • Community Room

Parents, come play with your young ones and encourage them to grow while gaining valuable life skills like: literacy, communication, social and emotional development, gross and fine motor skills, creative expression and an appreciation of the arts, cognitive development, self-help skills and much, much more! Each lesson, children will have a blast with dramatic play activities, original music, sign language, imagination exercises and even Spanish activities. With your help, your child will gain valuable life skills that will prepare them for school, for the playground and for just about anything life throws their way! Instructor: Angie LeRoy #23472 #23481

Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks.

9:30AM–10:10AM R $50 | NR $65 9:30AM–10:10AM R $50 | NR $65

This class is designed to introduce your son or daughter to the wonderful world of ballet and movement using a variety of classical and contemporary music. With the focus on fun, we will use ribbons, wands and hula hoops to discover the different ways music makes us feel and move. Since this is not a parent/child class, please make sure your child is comfortable being dropped off while you relax or view the class through the window. Comfortable clothes and smooth soled shoes will allow for ease of movement. Instructor: Ms. Keenie

Calling all boys and girls who want to ‘get their wiggles out’! We will dance, use our imagination and a variety of props to discover different ways to move and interact with the focus on gross motor skills. We will sing silly songs, play fun games and get our ‘wiggles’ out. Since this is not a parent/child class, please make sure your child is comfortable being dropped off while you relax or view the class from the window. Please wear comfy clothes with extra wiggle room! Instructor: Ms. Keenie

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Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 12 Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 12 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 4 | Max. 12 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 4 | Max. 12

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 8 | Max. 24 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 8 | Max. 24

Tumbling for Two

Age: 18M–36M • Community Room

Have fun with your little one in this child/parent tumbling class. We will stretch, tumble and play our way through this half hour of fun. We will help your toddlers develop their coordination and balance and also teach them safe tumbling skills. Tumbling for two means fun for your toddler and you. Instructor: Taylor Lindsey #23495 #23492 #23493 #23494

#23800 #23801

Wiggle Worm & Learn

9:30AM–10:00AM R $21 | NR $27 10:30AM–11:00AM R $21 | NR $27 9:30AM–10:00AM R $21 | NR $27 10:30AM–11:00AM R $21 | NR $27

9:15AM–10:15AM R $23 | NR $30 9:15AM–10:15AM R $23 | NR $30

Tue 5 wks. Tue 5 wks. Tue 5 wks. Tue 5 wks.

10:30AM–11:00AM R $20 | NR $26 11:15AM–11:45AM R $20 | NR $26 10:30AM–11:00AM R $20 | NR $26 11:15AM–11:45AM R $20 | NR $26

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 4 | Max. 8

This rockin’, high energy fitness party is packed with fun for kids and their caregivers. Combining exciting, motivating music with fun moves, this class boosts fitness, focus, selfconfidence, and coordination. Come have so much fun, no one will even know it is a workout! Instructor: Ser Jackson

Tiny Dancers

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks.

Age: 4Y–11Y • Fitness Studio

Dance

#23438 #23439 #23440 #23441

#23505 #23506

Zumba® Kids

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 6 | Max. 10 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 10

Age: 24M–48M • Community Room

Age: 18M–36M • South Gym

Age: 3Y–6Y • Community Room

#23442 #23443

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

11:30AM–NOON R $21 | NR $27 11:30AM–NOON R $21 | NR $27

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 12 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 4 | Max. 12

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

4:30PM–5:15PM R $25 | NR $33 4:30PM–5:15PM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 5 | Max. 25 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 5 | Max. 25

Keenie Fassbender has over 20 years of dance experience in a variety of disciplines, instructing adults and children. She was awarded a “Pass Plus” upon examination from the Royal Academy of Dance, London, England.

Big Kid Ballet

Age: 4Y–6Y • Community Room

Is your son or daughter ready for dancing fun? We will learn ballet basics, such as arm and foot positions as well as experiment moving our bodies to a variety of musical styles. This is a great way to loosen up after morning kindergarten or preschool. Students need to be 4 years old by the start of class. Since this is not a parent/child class, please make sure your child is comfortable being dropped off while you relax or view the class from the window. Ballet attire or heavy socks are suggested clothing. Instructor: Ms. Keenie #23444 #23445

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

12:30PM–1:15PM R $25 | NR $32 12:30PM–1:15PM R $25 | NR $32

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 12 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 4 | Max. 12

Register for Winter programs on December 16, 17, 18. See page 4 for details.


Preschool Programs Active Programs

JumpBunch for Toddlers

Little Dunkers

Sporties for Shorties

This class will stress lead-up games and activities to teach the fundamental skills of basketball. These skills will be taught in a fun environment to give your child a positive first experience with basketball. Instructor: Recreation Staff

This class is great for the youngster who wants to learn a little bit about a lot of different sports. Besides learning the basics of soccer, basketball and T-ball, we may also learn about sports like hockey, track & field and football. Instructors: Recreation Staff

Age: 4Y–7Y • South Gym

#23712 Tue 5 wks.

1:00PM–1:45PM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 8 | Max. 16

Pee-Wee Football

Age: 4Y–7Y • North Gym

In this class we will teach your child the basics of football in a fun and encouraging environment. We will throw, kick and run throughout the gym with the football. We will play games and use drills to help make your child’s experience with football one which will keep them coming back for more. Instructor: Recreation Staff #23698 #23699

Thu 5 wks. Mon 5 wks.

10:30AM–11:15AM R $25 | NR $33 1:00PM–1:45PM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 8 | Max. 14 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 8 | Max. 14

Age: 18M–36M • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Age: 4Y–7Y • South Gym

#23511 #23512

Tue 5 wks. Fri 5 wks.

1:00PM–2:00PM R $25 | NR $33 9:30AM–10:30AM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 10 | Max. 24 Feb 28–Mar 28 Min. 10 | Max. 24

T-Ball for Tots

Age: 4Y–6Y • North Gym

This preschool class is designed to teach boys and girls the beginning basics of T-Ball. The class will use child-friendly, soft koosh balls. Your child will learn how to hit, throw and slide. We will play fun games to teach the different positions and run bases. No gloves are needed. Instructor: Recreation Staff #23460 Thu 5 wks.

10:30AM–11:15AM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 6 | Max. 14

Run and Play

Tiny Tot Tennis & Volleyball

Run and Play is a great introductory class for your little one! We will begin with free play time and then play fun group games like Duck, Duck, Goose; Red Light, Green Light; obstacle courses and parachute. Give your child a head start on following simple directions, socialization with others, and private time with peers. Run and play is an active addition to your day. Instructor: Recreation Staff

This combination class is designed to teach your child the basics of tennis and volleyball. Each week we will learn fundamentals of each sport through drills and fun games. Tennis racquets are provided. Instructor: Recreation Staff

Age: 4Y–7Y • North Gym

#24213 #24214

Mon 4 wks. Mon 5 wks.

No class on January 20

10:30AM–11:30AM R $20 | NR $26 10:30AM–11:30AM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 6 | Max. 12 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 6 | Max. 12

Jump Start Sports

Registration is offered online at www.jumpstartsports.com If you have questions,please contact Aaron Bally at abally@jumpstartsports.com or by phone at 614-505-6532.

Hummingbird Soccer

Age: 4Y–6Y • North Gym

#23695 Mon 3 wks.

1:00PM–1:45PM R $15 | NR $20

Jan 27–Feb 10 Min. 4 | Max. 10

Winter Break Preschool Open Gym Join us in the gym for fun, play, and interaction. A wide variety of large and fine motor equipment is available. There is something for everyone! This is a drop-in program so no pre-registration is required. Every child or family of children must be accompanied by an adult. Infants under the age of 1 year may attend for free with a paid sibling. Fee is $2/day, payable at the Customer Service Desk. December 23 December 30 December 31

10:30AM–NOON 10:30AM–NOON 10:30AM–NOON

#23691 #23692

Sat 6 wks. Sat 6 wks.

9:30AM–10:00AM R $42 | NR $55 9:30AM–10:00AM R $42 | NR $55

Jan 11–Feb 15 Min. 4 | Max. 10 Feb 22–Mar 29 Min. 4 | Max. 10

JumpBunch

Age: 3Y–5Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Introduce your child to healthy habits in JumpBunch sports and fitness classes. This program provides fun, age appropriate fitness and sports activities designed to build coordination, balance and motor skills. Classes feature warm ups and sport skills development with a new activity each week. #23693 #23694

Sat 6 wks. Sat 6 wks.

10:00AM–10:45AM R $45 | NR $60 10:00AM–10:45AM R $45 | NR $60

Jan 11–Feb 15 Min. 4 | Max. 10 Feb 22–Mar 29 Min. 4 | Max. 10

For more information about JumpBunch, check our their website at www.jumpbunch.com or call (614) 403-7681.

Tiny Tots Soccer

Age: 4Y–7Y • North Gym

This class will focus on teaching your child the basics of soccer. We’ll cover passing, dribbling, shooting goals and goaltending. We will also scrimmage and participate in fun drills. Instructor: Recreation Staff

Age: 1Y–6Y • North Gym

Mon Mon Tue

JumpBunch helps children build healthy habits through weekly fitness activities. Coaches will engage students with age appropriate lessons and different activity/ sport each week. Children will be eager to participate in our positive, active, safe and non-competitive environment. While enjoying each lesson, participants will build balance, coordination, agility, fitness and an interest in sports.

$2 $2 $2

#23711 Wed 5 wks.

10:30AM–11:15AM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 6 | Max. 12

Tumble Tykes

Age: 3Y–6Y • Community Room

Tumble over to the Community Center to learn the basics of gymnastics in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Preschoolers will learn movements and skills that increase flexibility, coordination, strength and balance through instruction and game play. Your child will not only learn new skills, but will gain self-confidence and body control. Tumble in for lots of fun! Instructor: Taylor Lindsey #23489 #23490

Tue 5 wks. Tue 5 wks.

9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33 9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 4 | Max. 12 Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 4 | Max. 12

Age: 3Y–6Y • South Gym

Children who are 3–6 years old have fun and learn the basics of soccer: dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, defense, and positioning in this program. Each session consists of instruction in each aspect of the game, participation in fun drills that are designed to teach fundamental skills to young children, and low-key, noncompetitive games. All coaching will be conducted by Jump Start Sports staff, but parents may assist. Registration fee includes a team trophy and end of season award. Wed 6 wks.

5:30PM–6:30PM R $65 | NR $85*

Jan 16–Feb 20 Min. 10 | Max. 40

*Register online for R $55 | NR $72 plus a nominal convenience fee. Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

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Preschool Programs Combo Programs

Combo Programs

Jedi® Academy

Wacky Wednesdays

Join us for a fun day at our Jedi® academy. In the academy will make light sabers, complete a Jedi® obstacle course and make a treat. We will also participate in other Jedi® related activities. Instructor: Michael Burgdorfer

Wednesdays are wacky at the Community Center! There’s a lot of fun to be had in two hours! We will play games, do art, make music, go nutty for nature, become scientists and chefs and even swim in the pool! Every Wednesday will be new and exciting! A schedule will be mailed out a week before class begins. Children must be potty trained and comfortable in the water. Instructor: Recreation Staff

Age: 4Y–6Y • Art Studio

#23696 Mon 1 wk.

1:00PM–2:30PM R $10 | NR $13

Jan 13 Min. 6 | Max. 12

See Me Run...All By Myself!

Age: 3Y–6Y • Art Studio

#23713 Wed 5 wks.

Age: 3Y–4Y • South Gym

10:00AM–NOON R $40 | NR $52

Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 12

You’ve turned three and you’re ready to venture out on your own. This class will begin with open play. Then we will come together for songs and finger plays, simple games and crafts. The format will be similar to our popular child/parent class; only these big kids stay by themselves! Instructors: Peggy Dignan #23503 #23504

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33 9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33

Residents

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Returning Students Working Residents Members*

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Open Registration

*Course participant must be a member to qualify for priority registration.

Registration for this program must be made in person at the Community Center and will be ongoing until the program is full. A monthly payment plan is available for this program. The first month’s payment is due at the time of registration to hold a spot for Fall.

Kidstuff

Age: 3Y–4Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Kidstuff is a recreational preschool program full of fun and exciting activities. Your child will participate in art, music, games, large muscle activities, small group, fine motor play, calendar and sharing. Most of all, we encourage children to socialize with others and to feel comfortable in social situations with their peers. Children need to be 3 on or before September 30, 2014 and need to be potty trained. #23482 Tue, Fri 34 wks.

10:30AM–12:30PM Sep 5–May 19 R $576 | NR $648 Min. 14 | Max. 21 8 Payments: R $72 | NR $81

Kidstuff Superstars

Age: 4Y–6Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

The Superstars program offers the same variety of activities offered in our Kidstuff program. In addition, we will introduce the basic fundamentals needed to help make their transitions to kindergarten a little easier. Some of these skills include letter, number and name recognition, writing of names, counting, listening skills and social encouragement. Children need to be 4 on or before September 30, 2014. Morning Superstars — 2 hour program

Afternoon Superstars — 2.5 hour program The afternoon program has a longer time for the 2014–2015 school year!

Age: 3Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Is your child ready for preschool but not quite old enough? In this program children will participate in art, music, large muscle activities and group play. For many, this will be the first class experience on their own. Our goals will be to introduce independence, sharing, social interaction and most important...fun! This program runs 30 weeks through the school year beginning September 16–December 12, 2014 and will resume January 6–May 8, 2015. Children must be turning 3 by December 31, 2014 to enroll in this program. A two payment plan is available for this program. Instructors: Judy Hunter, Tonya Malench #23485 Tue, Fri 30 wks.

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Dash and splash your way through winter. Each week we will complete different activities including dashing to the gym, completing art projects, and other themed activities! We will also splash around in the pool, playing fun water games. Each class will be a new activity for you and your friends. A tentative schedule will be mailed out to all participants. Instructors: Recreation Staff Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

1:00PM–3:00PM R $40 | NR $52 1:00PM–3:00PM R $40 | NR $52

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 10 | Max. 20 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 10 | Max. 20

Age: 4Y–7Y • South Gym

#23483 M, W, Th 10:30AM–12:30PM Sep 4–May 21 34 wks. R $704 | NR $776 Min. 16 | Max. 24 8 Payments: R $88 | NR $97

Youngstars

Age: 4Y–7Y • South Gym

Gym & Swim

Kidstuff Preschool Programs Monday, February 3, 2014

Dash & Splash

#23448 #22735

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 8 | Max. 14 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 8 | Max. 14

Registration for 2014–2015 Preschool Programs

with Lunch Bunch option

Have fun this winter at the Community Center! We will spend an hour in the gym playing with our pre-school toys and bikes followed by active games! The final hour will be spent in the pool trying out all of its fun features. Please have your child wear a bathing suit under their clothes and bring a towel. Instructors: Recreation Staff #23452 #23453

Fri 5 wks. Fri 5 wks.

1:00PM–3:00PM R $40 | NR $52 1:00PM–3:00PM R $40 | NR $52

Jan 17–Feb 14 Min. 10 | Max. 20 Feb 28–Mar 28 Min. 10 | Max. 20

Lunch Bunch

Age: 4Y–7Y • Fishbowl

Have lunch with your friends each week prior to Dash & Splash or Gym & Swim. Pack your lunch and enjoy dining with your friends. If your chid is in the morning Kidstuff program, we will transport them to the Lunch Bunch and eat prior to these afternoon programs. Instructors: Recreation Staff

Dash & Splash Lunch Bunch #23450 #23451

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

12:30PM–1:00PM R $10 | NR $13 12:30PM–1:00PM R $10 | NR $13

Gym & Swim Lunch Bunch #23454 #23455

Fri 5 wks. Fri 5 wks.

12:30PM–1:00PM R $10 | NR $13 12:30PM–1:00PM R $10 | NR $13

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 18 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 5 | Max. 16 Jan 17–Feb 14 Min. 5 | Max. 16 Feb 28–Mar 28 Min. 5 | Max. 16

New!

#23484 M, W, Th 1:15PM–3:45PM Sep 4–May 21 34 wks. R $768 | NR $840 Min. 6 | Max. 17 8 Payments: R $96 | NR $105

9:00AM–10:15AM Sep 16–May 8 R $290 | NR $340 Min. 8 | Max. 12 2 Payments: R $145 | NR $170

Register for Winter programs on December 16, 17, 18. See page 4 for details.


Preschool Programs Creative Programs Art Kraze

Family Heroics

Time Travelers

Do you like to experiment with different kinds of art? Well....we will make a colorful wonderland in snow, build with clay, paint and stuff a snowman that won’t melt and design marshmallow snowflakes and tasty snowmen. Instructor: Michelle Brevick

How did these family members become heroes? You might just be surprised! Mom has unique pets and is a quick thinker. Dad likes to tinker in the garage and is an inventor. How about Grandma and Granddad? You’ll just have to come and be amazed. Two things they all have in common, they are all family and they are all heroes. Instructor: Michelle Brevick

The time machine has been programmed to take us to different places in time. We’ll visit dinosaurs, cave people, pirates and even some aliens in outer space! Let’s hope the time machine doesn’t break down. We’ll also enjoy some stories along the way. Instructor: Michelle Brevick

Age: 3Y–6Y • Art Studio

#23739 Thu 5 wks.

10:30AM–11:30AM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Chocolate Chips & Kisses

Age: 4Y–6Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Chocolate is the perfect ingredient for most of our recipes. A couple of our specialties will be Secret Kiss Cupcakes, Hershey’s Kisses® Treats and a very special Valentine Pound Cake. Join me in the bakery (kitchen) where we will whip up some mouth watering and delicious temptations. Head Baker: Michelle Brevick #23731 Mon 5 wks.

9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Clay Kritters

Age: 3Y–6Y • Pottery Studio

Just a little pinch here and a little roll there and end with a twist to transform an ordinary ball of clay into clay kritters and pinch pot animals. Cleverly mold a clay tube into an imaginary kritter and much more. Instructor: Michelle Brevick #23749 #23750

Mon 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

1:00AM–2:00PM R $25 | NR $33 1:00PM–2:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Do you have a sweet tooth? If you like to help mix and stir your help is needed in creating our delicious delights. While our creations are baking and cooling we will clean up the bakery and play games. Then the best part comes when we get to taste test our yummy creations. Two recipes to come will be Orange Kiss-Me cupcakes and I cannot tell a lie tarts...Yum. Instructor: Michelle Brevick Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Do you love dinosaurs? What would it be like to live with dinosaurs? We will discover how dinos lived and possibly became extinct. We will make lots of dinosaurs and even some volcanos and fossils. Lots of creative art fun included! Instructor: Michelle Brevick Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Enchanted Friends

Age: 3Y–6Y • Art Studio

In the enchanted forest you’ll meet all kinds of faerie folk. There will also be leprechauns and witches. You might also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some enchanted unicorns or a friendly dragon. Our art projects will be made with flowers, wood, clay, paint, and imaginations of course. Instructor: Michelle Brevick #23753 Tue 5 wks.

1:00PM–2:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Impov, Acting, Life Skills and Fun for Preschoolers Age: 3Y–6Y • Community Room

New!

Let your children disperse their energy and have a blast with dramatic play activities! These activities encourage personal and social growth while teaching valuable life skills like: literacy, communication, social and emotional development, gross and fine motor skills, creative expression and an appreciation of the arts, cognitive development, self-help skills and much, much more! Each lesson, children will participate in dramatic play activities with imagination exercises, original music, sign language and even Spanish! By participating in these activities, your child will gain valuable life skills that will prepare them for school, for the playground and for just about anything life throws their way! Instructor: Angie LeRoy #23468 #23479

Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks.

10:15AM–11:00AM R $50 | NR $65 10:15AM–11:00AM R $50 | NR $65

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 6 | Max. 10 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 10

Have you ever heard of parents living in a pig pen...while the farm animals take over the house? Maybe you would like to have a boa constrictor for a pet or a tadpole who really isn’t. Then there’s the dog who, well I’m not sure what he thinks! Everything is just plain krazy. Lots of laughs and art fun to be had in this class! Instructor: Michelle Brevick #23754 Thu 5 wks.

9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Age: 3Y–6Y • Art Studio

Age: 3Y–6Y • Art Studio

1:00PM–2:00PM R $25 | NR $33

9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33

Magical Realm

Dinosaur Discoveries

#24104 Wed 5 wks.

Wed 5 wks.

Age: 3Y–6Y • Art Studio

Age: 4Y–6Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33

#23747

Just Plain Krazy

Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts

#23748 Mon 5 wks.

Age: 3Y–6Y • Art Studio

Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Enter into the realm of magic where you might find an elusive unicorn and a friendly warty toad. You may stumble upon a wizard practicing spells in his tower. Continue on your magical journey and discover the mighty majestic dragon protecting his kingdom. Bring your imaginations! Instructor: Michelle Brevick #23737 Tue 5 wks.

1:00PM–2:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Age: 3Y–6Y • Art Studio

#23738 Wed 5 wks.

1:00PM–2:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Winter Clay Creations

Age: 3Y–6Y • Pottery Studio

Create special winter clay pieces by rolling, pinching and coiling. We will create snowmen that will melt your heart, a special Valentine for someone you love and much more. Instructor: Michelle Brevick #23732 #23733

Mon 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

1:00PM–2:00PM R $25 | NR $33 1:00PM–2:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Age: 3Y–6Y • Pottery Studio

Who do you like to visit at the zoo? The silly penguins playing follow the leader? The monkeys with their game of tag? How about the flamingos with their ultimate challenge of who can stand on one leg the longest? We will make and sometimes be some of the animals in the zoo. Lots of fun to be found in zany zoo-opolis! Instructor: Michelle Brevick #24103 Wed 5 wks.

9:15AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33

Registration is open now!

Preschool Holiday Workshops Age: 4Y–6Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

The holidays are around the corner but there is still time for some last minute holiday fun. Join us for one or all of these exciting workshops. We’ll make some treasures that you’d be proud to share and have some holiday fun that is sure to get you in the spirit. Instructors: Michelle Brevick, Courtney Keller, Olivia Mellon

Cookie Making #23255 Mon 1 wk.

9:15AM–11:15AM R $12 | NR $15

Dec 16 Min. 4 | Max. 8

#23256 Tue 1 wk.

9:15AM–11:15AM R $12 | NR $15

Dec 17 Min. 4 | Max. 8

#23257 Wed 1 wk.

1:00PM–3:00PM R $12 | NR $15

Dec 18 Min. 4 | Max. 8

#23258 Thu 1 wk.

1:00PM–3:00PM R $12 | NR $15

Dec 19 Min. 4 | Max. 8

#23259 #23262

Mon 1 wk. Thu 1 wk.

1:00PM–3:00PM R $12 | NR $15 9:15AM–11:15AM R $12 | NR $15

Dec 16 Min. 6 | Max. 12 Dec 19 Min. 6 | Max. 12

#23260 #23261

Tue 1 wk. Wed 1 wk.

1:00PM–3:00PM R $12 | NR $15 9:15AM–11:15AM R $12 | NR $15

Dec 17 Min. 6 | Max. 12 Dec 18 Min. 6 | Max. 12

Holiday Decorations

Graham Cracker Houses

This class will focus on singing songs, listening to stories, and taking turns sharing something from home, all related to a different theme each week. We’ll add in some other musical activities, as well, and even make an instrument. So, “If you’re happy and you know it—join this class!” Clap clap! Instructor: Jennifer Button

Holiday Crafts & Games

Fri 5 wks. Fri 5 wks.

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

9:30AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33 9:30AM–10:15AM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 17–Feb 14 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 28–Mar 28 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 4 | Max. 8

One Day Holiday Workshops

Gift Making

#23765 #23766

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Zoo-opolis

Songs, Stories, Show & Tell Age: 3Y–6Y • Art Studio

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Holiday Fun & Games

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Youth Programs Active Programs

Girls Softball

Arena Football

Gym, Snack and Swim

Arena Football brings football indoors for fast paced excitement. Each week we will learn pass patterns, kick field goals and compete in various drills. We will also make teams and play indoor flag football. Instructor: Recreation Staff

We will spend an hour in the gym playing active games and then jump in the pool for an hour of splashing around! In between, we will have a snack attack. Try the giant slide, current channel and vortex! Please have your child wear a bathing suit under their clothes and bring a towel and a snack/drink. Instructor: Jeremy Dean

Grade: 1–6 • South Gym

#23702 Gr. 1–3 #23703 Gr. 4–6

Tue 5 wks. Tue 5 wks.

3:30PM–4:30PM R $25 | NR $33 4:30PM–5:30PM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 8 | Max. 16 Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 8 | Max. 16

Grade: K–6 • South Gym

#23704 #23705

Mon 4 wks. Mon 5 wks.

3:30PM–4:30PM R $32 | NR $42 3:30PM–4:30PM R $40 | NR $52

Introduction to Wrestling Grade: 1–6 • North Gym

No class January 20 Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 10 | Max. 20 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 10 | Max. 20

New!

This class is designed for the novice or person who has little or no experience in wrestling. Come and learn the basic fundamentals and terminology. The areas to be covered may include stance and motion, set ups, changing levels, attacking, pinning, escapes, and reversals. This class will keep you on the move. Instructor: Tony Banks #23768 Thu 5 wks.

4:00PM–5:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Girls Softball Clinic

Grade: 1–3 • North Gym

Our softball clinic will cover the basics of girls’ fastpitch softball. These basics may include fielding, pitching, catching, base running and hitting. This is a great chance to get ready for the upcoming summer season. Instructor: Emily Adams #23796 Gr. 1–3 #23797 Gr. 4–6 #23798 Gr. 1–3 #23799 Gr. 4–6

Fri 5 wks. Fri 5 wks. Fri 5 wks. Fri 5 wks.

3:30PM–4:30PM R $25 | NR $33 4:30PM–5:30PM R $25 | NR $33 3:30PM–4:30PM R $25 | NR $33 4:30PM–5:30PM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 17–Feb 14 Min. 6 | Max. 14 Jan 17–Feb 14 Min. 6 | Max. 14 Feb 28–Mar 28 Min. 6 | Max. 14 Feb 28–Mar 28 Min. 6 | Max. 14

Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 6 | Max. 10

Junior Hoops

Grade: 1–3 • North Gym

This class will consist of teaching basketball skills through drills and games. These skills will be taught in a fun environment to give your child a positive experience. We will use adjustable backboards to meet your child’s comfort level. Instructor: Recreation Staff

Basketball Clinic

Grade: 4–6 • North Gym

This clinic is designed for anyone who would like to learn more about organized basketball. We will cover dribbling, passing, shooting, offense and defense. Fundamentals will be covered the first weeks and then we will break up into teams and scrimmage. Instructor: Recreation Staff #23710 Tue 5 wks.

4:30PM–5:30PM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 8 | Max. 20

Dodge Ball

Grade: 3–6 • South Gym

Duck-Dive-Dodge-Throw! Who will be the last one standing during our dodge ball games? Each week we will introduce new varieties of dodge ball games using soft and safe balls. Instructor: Recreation Staff #23714 Thu 5 wks.

4:00PM–5:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 10 | Max. 24

Winter Break Elementary Open Gym

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10:30AM–NOON 10:30AM–NOON 10:30AM–NOON

Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 8 | Max. 20

Junior Tennis

Grade: K–6 • South Gym (K–3) | North Gym (4–6)

Girls Summer Softball Leagues

#23507 Gr. K–3 #23508 Gr. 4–6 #23509 Gr. K–3 #23510 Gr. 4–6

Our recreational league is divided into 5 divisions: T-Ball, Mini, Junior, Intermediate, and Seniors. Each team plays 1 or 2 games per week. Practices will begin in early May, and games will start June 7 and run through July 26. Registration for the league begins March 3 and ends March 21. Registration must be done at the Community Center as additional player information and medical release forms need to be completed. Detailed registration information will be in the Spring 2014 Activity Brochure, and registration packets will be available online and in the Community Center lobby in late February.

This class is designed to teach the basics of tennis and eye-hand coordination. This will be done in a fun fashion with stretching and warm-up exercises followed by drills and games. The basics include forehand, backhand, forehand and backhand volley and the serve. Tennis racquets are provided. Instructors: Recreation Staff Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks.

4:00PM–5:00PM R $25 | NR $33 4:00PM–5:00PM R $25 | NR $33 4:00PM–5:00PM R $25 | NR $33 4:00PM–5:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 4 | Max. 16 Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 4 | Max. 16 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Grade: K–12 • McCord Park

Grade: 3–6 • South Gym

The Gym will be open for fun and games during the Holiday break from school. Activities include group games, sports, races, free play and fun. This supervised, drop in activity is $4 per child per day payable at the Customer Service desk. December 23 December 30 December 31

3:30PM–4:30PM R $25 | NR $33

NERF® Dart Games

Age: Grades 1–6 • South Gym

Mon Mon Tue

#23709 Tue 5 wks.

$4 $4 $4

Get out of the house and bring your NERF® dart shooter to the Community Center for a showdown with your friends. We will engage in a variety of activities including shooting at targets and breaking into teams for an all out showdown. We will set up barriers in the gym and build forts. Participants must bring their own NERF® dart shooter and darts. Please make sure all your equipment is labeled. Instructor: Mike Burgdorfer #23458 #23459

Fri 1 wk. Fri 1 wk.

4:00PM–5:30PM R $10 | NR $13 4:00PM–5:30PM R $10 | NR $13

Jan 24 Min. 8 | Max. 20 Mar 7 Min. 8 | Max. 20

Register for Winter programs on December 16, 17, 18. See page 4 for details.


Youth Programs Active Programs

Spring Break Camp

Supervised Swim

Volleyball: Beginner

Children will have an hour and a half to enjoy our leisure pool under the supervision of Community Center staff. Children will check in and spend time in the pool interacting with their friends while our staff makes sure they are safe and secure. You may pack a snack to eat during rest period. Children will be required to check out with a parent at the 5:00 rest break. Instructor: Recreation Staff

Learn about volleyball and have a lot of fun in this beginner volleyball class. Volleyball is a fast paced sport that all ages can enjoy! We will learn how to bump, set, serve, and play a variety of games. We will use two courts divided by age and skill. Come over to the Community Center and learn a new sport! Instructor: Recreation Staff

Grade: K–6 • Fishbowl

#23456 #23457

Fri 5 wks. Fri 5 wks.

3:30PM–5:00PM R $25 | NR $33 3:30PM–5:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 17–Feb 14 Min. 10 | Max. 25 Feb 28–Mar 28 Min. 10 | Max. 25

Grade: 1–4 • South Gym

#23707 Tue 5 wks.

3:30PM–4:30PM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 12 | Max. 24

Spring Break Camp

Volleyball: Intermediate

Grade: K–4 • North Gym & McCord Park

Grade: 4–8 • South Gym

Have you been playing a little volleyball and are ready for more? This class is for you! We will continue learning new skills but will focus more on game situations and court strategy. Learn new offensive and defensive formations and play, play, and play. We will use two courts divided by age and skill. Instructor: Recreation Staff #23708 Tue 5 wks.

4:30PM–5:30PM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 12 | Max. 24

Youth Fitness

New!

Age: 10Y–12Y • Fitness Area

You don’t have to be on the soccer team or dancing in recitals to be fit and healthy. The Community Center’s Youth Fitness program will keep you active for 60-minutes! You’ll develop skills and healthy habits for life in this non-competitive class. Instructor: #23729 Thu 4:30PM–5:30PM 6 wks. R $25 | NR $32 | M $19

Dance Belly Dance

Age: 12Y and up • Fitness Studio

Learn beautiful belly dance moves while working your body out like you never have before. Hip, chest, arm, and shoulder moves will grow into movement combinations that will develop into a choreography. Show off your moves at the last day of class party! Open to people of all ages and body types. No previous dance experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Karen Bradford #23715 #23716

Mon 5 wks. Mon 5 wks.

7:30PM–8:30PM R $40 | NR $52 7:30PM–8:30PM R $40 | NR $52

Belly Dance Troupe Time

Age: 12Y and up • Fitness Studio

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 5 | Max. 10 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 5 | Max. 10

New!

During this time those participants from the Belly Dance class who would like to perform routines outside of the Community Center will practice choreography. #23995 #23996

Mon 5 wks. Mon 5 wks.

8:30PM–9:00PM R $20 | NR $26 8:30PM–9:00PM R $20 | NR $26

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 5 | Max. 10 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 5 | Max. 10

Hipfit Dance Class

This beginning hip hop dance class offers the variety you are looking for. Learn a little break dance, pop & lock, and contemporary hip hop. This class is open to teens for fun or fitness. Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes are required. No experience necessary. Instructor: Michelle Montgomery 11:30AM–12:30PM R $80 | NR $104

Feb 13–Mar 20 Min. 4 | Max. 10

Youth memberships are available for ages 3–13 at a special low rate. See page 3 for membership details.

Kids in grades K–4 will have a blast with the highly qualified staff from Jump Start Sports in this week-long camp. During the structured camp hours of 9AM–3PM, kids will play various sports such as baseball, basketball, lacrosse, flag football, soccer and ultimate Frisbee in the morning. Every afternoon the campers will go swimming, followed by traditional “camp games” such as capture the flag, dodge ball and kickball! Jump Start Sports camps provide children with an opportunity to play and learn about sports in a fun, well-supervised environment. There are optional before-camp hours from 8–9AM and after-camp hours from 3–5PM where children will be involved in additional supervised activities. All children must bring a water bottle, morning and afternoon snack, and a packed lunch daily. Mon–Fri 1 wk.

9:00AM–3:00PM Min. 10 | Max. 40

Mar 31–Apr 4

Fees*:

Week ..................................... $115 Week with Extended Care ...... $135 1 Day .................................... $30 1 Day with Extended Care ..... $40

*Save on all registrations by registering online. You may also fill out a paper registration but there is a $10 processing fee to do so.

Active for All Ages Badminton Clinic: For All Levels

Kids In Karate—And Adults Too!

Come and experience the world’s fastest racket sport. Badminton is no longer just a backyard game. It has been recognized as a full medal sport by The IOC (International Olympic Committee) since 1992. Badminton is a full-body workout sport that builds quick reflexes, aerobic endurance, and rapid hand-eye coordination. The class covers the basic strategies for doubles and single players, proper hand grips, service, basic footwork, and how to execute various net shots such as clears, drives, smashes, and drops. It is a fun sport for all ages. A $12 material fee will be due to instructor at the first class. Instructor: Derek Lee (ckdlee01@hotmail.com)

This program is under the direction of Grandmaster Jon M. Stephens (over 35 yrs. Exp.). Students will develop & improve coordination, agility, strength, poise, self-confidence, control & discipline. Other skills learned includes: social interaction in dealing with a bully, leadership, and good old-fashioned common courtesy. Our Kids In Karate—And Adults Too allows the family to train together. We have students reach their goals of becoming Black Belts with our curriculum and direction.

Age: 7Y and up • South Gym

#23740 Sat 6 wks.

1:00PM–2:00PM R $46 | NR $59

Age: 7Y and up • Community Room

#23717 #23718

Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks.

7:00PM–8:30PM R $65 | NR $85 7:00PM–8:30PM R $65 | NR $85

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 10 | Max. 40 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 10 | Max. 40

No class February 1 Jan 18–Mar 8 Min. 6 | Max. 12

Badminton Leagues

Age: 13Y–16Y • Community Room

#24109 Sat 10 wks.

Registration is offered online at www.jumpstartsports.com If you have questions,please contact Aaron Bally at abally@jumpstartsports.com or by phone at 614-505-6532.

Age: 7Y and up • South Gym

Both junior (age 7–15Y) and adult (age 16Y and up) leagues are available. Please see page 22 for complete league details.

Jan 18–Mar 22 Min. 13 | Max. 16

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

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Youth Programs Creative & Educational Programs ANIMATRONICS: T-Rex Grade: 4–6 • Art Studio

New!

During this 3-week session each participant will create a T-Rex out of paper and glue, make a paper mechanism and assemble it with their T Rex. The last session you will have a chance to put your hands on a micro-controller and operate it in-class using their mechanical paper T-Rex. #24203 Tue 3 wks.

6:30PM–7:30PM R $39 | NR $51

Jan 14–Jan 28 Min. 4 | Max. 20

American Red Cross Babysitting Clinic Age: 11Y and up • Conference Room

In this class, boys and girls learn to handle many problems encountered while babysitting. We will cover such topics as infant and toddler care, safety, emergency situations, both disciplining and entertaining children, basic first aid, ageappropriate toys and games, your responsibilities as a sitter and more. Topics will be covered in the form of movies, discussion, demonstrations, work sheets and practice. Please do not sign up if you know you cannot attend all three sessions. Participants must be 11 years old by the last day of class. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack and drink to class. Instructor: Deb Pound #23767 Wed 3 wks.

4:00PM–6:00PM R $45 | NR $59

Art Inspired by Literature Age: 8Y–12Y • Art Studio

Feb 12–Feb 26 Min. 5 | Max. 8

New!

Do you love to read? Are you familiar with illustrators such as Dr. Suess, Leo Lionni, and Eric Carle? Then this class is for you! Our first order of business every week is, of course, to read a book by our illustrator, and then to create a piece of art inspired by him (or her!). Combining art and literature is the focus of this class! Instructor: Jen Walkington #23757 #23758

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

7:30PM–8:30PM R $46 | NR $60 7:30PM–8:30PM R $46 | NR $60

Cultures and Crafts from Around the World

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 10 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 4 | Max. 10

New!

Age: 8Y–12Y • Art Studio

Each week we’ll explore a different culture or country from around the world, including Asia, Australia, Africa, Native Americans, and much more! Each class will incorporate fun information, as well as a craft designed to highlight what we’ve learned. Education and creativity combined into one class! Instructor: Jen Walkington #23755 #23756

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

6:00PM–7:00PM R $46 | NR $60 6:00PM–7:00PM R $46 | NR $60

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 10 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 4 | Max. 10

LEGO® Maniacs

If you like building with and using your imagination, then join us and dig into our big boxes of LEGO® bricks and build, build, build. Each week, builders will be given a theme at the beginning of class, and then build a LEGO® creation of their own design. At the end of each class, participants place their work in the main hall display case for all to see. Instructor: Recreation Staff

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Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

4:00PM–5:00PM R $25 | NR $33 4:00PM–5:00PM R $25 | NR $33

New!

Age: 7Y–11Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Come and play with drama and improvisational games that can help you gain valuable life skills! Whether you’re using memorization to ace a test, teamwork to win a game, creativity to win a contest, or confidence to speak in front of a group, drama games will equip you with important life skills that can help you in all your future endeavors! Plus, it’s just a whole lotta fun! Instructor: Angie LeRoy #23470 #23478

Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks.

5:30PM–6:30PM R $50 | NR $65 5:30PM–6:30PM R $50 | NR $65

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 6 | Max. 16 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 16

One Day Holiday Workshops Registration is open now!

Elementary Holiday Workshops Grade: K–6 • Art Studio

The holidays are around the corner but there is still time for some last minute holiday fun. Join us for one or all of these exciting workshops. We’ll make some treasures that you’d be proud to share and play have some holiday fun that’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Instructors: Michelle Brevick, Courtney Keller, Olivia Mellon

Candle Making & More #23263 Mon 1 wk.

4:00PM–6:30PM R $12 | NR $15

Dec 16 Min. 4 | Max. 8

#23264 Tue 1 wk.

4:00PM–6:30PM R $12 | NR $15

Dec 17 Min. 4 | Max. 8

#23265 Wed 1 wk.

4:00PM–6:30PM R $12 | NR $15

Dec 18 Min. 4 | Max. 8

#23266 #23268

4:00PM–5:15PM R $12 | NR $15 4:00PM–5:30PM R $12 | NR $15

Dec 16 Min. 6 | Max. 12 Dec 18 Min. 6 | Max. 12

Soap Making & More Tree Decorating

Holiday Fun & Games

Kids ‘n Clay

Holiday Gym & Swim

Grade: 1–6 • Pottery Studio

You can create all kinds of projects with a little clay and a lot of imagination. We will use balloons, tubes, slabs and more. The possibilities are endless! Please wear old clothes, this is a very messy class. Instructor: Michelle Brevick #23743 #23744 #23745 #23746

Mon 5 wks. Tue 5 wks. Mon 5 wks. Tue 5 wks.

4:00PM–5:15PM R $35 | NR $46 4:15PM–5:30PM R $35 | NR $46 4:00PM–5:15PM R $35 | NR $46 4:15PM–5:30PM R $35 | NR $46

Mon 1 wk. Wed 1 wk.

#23267 Tue 1 wk.

4:00PM–5:30PM Dec 17 R $12 | NR $15 Min. 6 | Max. 12 Totally T-shirts (please bring your own shirt) #23269 Thu 4:00PM–6:30PM Dec 19 1 wk. R $12 | NR $15 Min. 6 | Max. 12

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Drama Programs Drama: Snow Queen

Age: 5Y–10Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

“On winter nights when we are asleep, she flies silently through the streets and alleyways.” Yes the wicked Snow Queen casts her icy spell on the world, turns young Kay’s heart to ice in her Frozen Palace at the very top of the world. Gerda faces many dangers of terrifying nonsense: talking ravens, a prince and princess, a band of robbers and the wild robber-girl, and the brave reindeer who carries Gerda across the arctic wastes. Miss Candace went to Denmark, Hans Christen Andersen’s home, to help you retell the Frozen Fairy Tale Production. Instructor: Candace Mazur-Darman #23446 Thu 7 wks.

Grade: 1–3 • Art Studio

#23700 #23701

Impov, Acting, Life Skills and Fun for Elementary

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 4 | Max. 8

5:45PM–6:45PM R $60 | NR $78

Jan 16–Feb 27 Min. 6 | Max. 20

Drama: Hamlet at Elsinore

Age: 11Y–16Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Hamlet, son of the king of Denmark, is summoned home for his father’s funeral and his mother’s wedding to his uncle. In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, whom he hates anyway, murdered his father. This incredibly convoluted plot is the most complicated and interesting in all literature. Miss Candace traveled Hamlet’s Castle at Elsinore in Denmark. Instructor: Candace Mazur-Darman #23447 Thu 7 wks.

7:00PM–8:00PM R $60 | NR $78

Jan 16–Feb 27 Min. 6 | Max. 20

Register for Winter programs on December 16, 17, 18. See page 4 for details.


Teen/Adult Programs Assisted Recreation Friday Night Fun

Saturday Night Live

Join us for these fun activities for young adults who need some level of support. These events offer the opportunity for social experiences out in the community. Activities are held on Friday evenings (times vary). Participants who require special health care or those who need one-on-one assistance will be required to provide their own attendant and pay all activity fees for the attendant. Transportation for the activities is provided by a lift bus to accommodate 2 wheelchairs. There is a separate program number if you will be participating in a wheelchair (program #23764 listed below). The program fee covers the cost of transportation and supervision. All activity fees are paid directly to the staff the night of the activity. A flyer with complete details of each event will be sent home prior to each activity. Instructors: Amanda Chiles, Sue Hoffmannbeck. For questions you can contact Amanda Chiles (614)266-5592 or AmandaChiles@ymail.com

Join us for fun activities for adults who need some level of support. These events offer the opportunity for social experiences out in the community. Activities are held on 6 Saturdays (times vary). Participants who require special health care or those who need one on one assistance will be required to provide their own attendant and pay all activity fees for the attendant. Transportation for the activities is provided by a lift bus to accommodate 2 wheelchairs. There is a separate program number if you will be participating in a wheelchair (program #23762 listed below).The program fee covers the cost of transportation and supervision. All activity fees are paid directly to the staff the night of the activity. A flyer with complete details of each event will be sent home prior to each event. Dates are between September 21–December 7. Instructors: Amanda Chiles, Sue Hoffmannbeck. For questions you can contact Amanda Chiles (614)266-5592 or AmandaChiles@ymail.com

Age: 13Y–26Y • Lobby

#23763 Fri 6 wks.

5:00PM–10:00PM R $115 | NR $140

Jan 10–Mar 21 Min. 8 | Max. 14

#23764 Fri 6 wks.

5:00PM–10:00PM R $115 | NR $140

Jan 10–Mar 21 Min. 2 | Max. 2

Wheelchair Participant

Age: 29Y and up • Lobby

#23761 Sat 6 wks.

6:00PM–11:00PM R $115 | NR $140

Jan 11–Mar 22 Min. 8 | Max. 14

#23762 Sat 6 wks.

6:00PM–11:00PM R $115 | NR $140

Jan 11–Mar 22 Min. 2 | Max. 2

Wheelchair Participant

Assisted Recreation Payments The Worthington Community Center is a provider and accepts payment from the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Franklin County Family & Children First Council. We are not currently equipped to accept payment from Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Payment arrangements must be made prior to registration. Please contact Celia Tincher at (614) 436-2743 or ctincher@ci.worthington.oh.us.

Educational Programs Impov, Acting, Life Skills and Fun for Teens

New!

Age: 12Y–18Y • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Looking for a way to train your brain? Whether you’re trying to grow your memorization skills to ace a test, your teamwork abilities to win a game, your creativity skills to win a contest, or your confidence levels to speak in front of a group, drama games will equip you with important life skills that can help you in all your future endeavors! Plus, it’s just a whole lotta fun! Instructor: Angie LeRoy #23471 #23480

Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks.

6:30PM–7:30PM R $50 | NR $65 6:30PM–7:30PM R $50 | NR $65

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 20

Impov, Acting, Life Skills and Fun for Adults

New!

Age: 18Y and up • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Ever wanted to star on, “Saturday Night Live” or play a game on, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Well now you can! Learn how to gain valuable leadership and teamwork skills for the job market, to build self-confidence while public speaking, to train your brain to deepen your memory, observation and communication skills and to strengthen your ability to ‘think on your feet’ in emergency situations with this fun and inspirational class! Come for the laughs and develop creativity and important life skills that can help you excel at work, at home and in life in the process! Instructor: Angie LeRoy #23469 #23477

Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks.

7:30PM–8:30PM R $50 | NR $65 7:30PM–8:30PM R $50 | NR $65

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 20

CPR Training

Spanish I

Age: 14Y and up • Worthington Fire Department

Age: 16Y and up • Conference Room

Spanish I is an introduction to the Spanish language. You will have a Spanish name and learn basic vocabulary, numbers, colors, days of the week, etc. Come learn Spanish and have fun with different activities. Buy one time work book for $15.00 that can be used for Spanish I, II & III. Hasta La Vista!! Instructor: Soledad Rojas-Kooi #23496 #23497

Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks.

6:15PM–7:15PM R $66 | NR $86 6:15PM–7:15PM R $66 | NR $86

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 6 | Max. 10 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 10

Spanish II

Age: 16Y and up • Conference Room

Spanish II is a continuation of Spanish I. We will use the vocabulary we know, new vocabulary and verbs. Games and fun will be our motto. Continuing students may use the same book. New students can purchase a book from the instructor for $15.00. Instructor Soledad Rojas-Kooi #23498 #23499

Wed 5 wks. Wed 5 wks.

7:15PM–8:15PM R $66 | NR $86 7:15PM–8:15PM R $66 | NR $86

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 4 | Max. 10 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 4 | Max. 10

The Griswold Center offers a variety of adult education programs to those age 18 and older.

The Worthington Fire Department is offering CPR Training through the American Heart Association. Course manuals are not included in the fee and must be purchased before the class.* Classes are held at the Worthington Fire Department.

CPR Training: Healthcare Provider

This is a certified course for the Healthcare Provider covering one and two-person CPR for infant, child and adults, choking emergencies and the use of barrier devices and the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). #23775 #23776

Sat 1 wk. Sat 1 wk.

9:00AM–NOON Fee: $45 9:00AM–NOON Fee: $45

Jan 4 Min. 1 | Max. 9 Mar 1 Min. 1 | Max. 9

CPR Training: Heartsaver AED

This is a certified course for the lay-person covering one-person CPR for infant, child and adults, choking emergencies and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). #23777 Sat 1 wk.

9:00AM–NOON Fee: $25

Feb 1 Min. 1 | Max. 9

*Go to the following link for approved book vendors: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/ F indaCour se/Distr ibutor s-BuyPr oduc t s/ Distributors---Buy-Products_UCM_001366_ SubHomePage.jsp

See pages 28–38 for program listings.

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

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Teen/Adult Programs Free Workshops Dirty Dozen Life and Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Four Cornerstones of Your Financial Future Plan for Retirement Age: 16Y and up • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Age: 18Y and up • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Proper life and estate planning can offer you and your loved ones peace of mind. The Dirty Dozen Life and Estate Planning Mistakes is an entertaining and interactive program discussing planning for your life and the legacy you wish to leave behind. During this program we will explore common mistakes people make in planning and how you can avoid them. We will discuss planning for your future, preparing for unforeseen disability, instructions for end of life decisions, and instructions for asset distribution. You will learn how to achieve peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Presented by Logan Philipps, J.D., M.A. with Resch and Root, LLC #24204 #24205

Tue 1 wk. Tue 1 wk.

6:30PM–8:30PM No Fee 6:30PM–8:30PM No Fee

Jan 14 Min. 3 | Max. 20 Mar 13 Min. 3 | Max. 20

During this complimentary seminar, you’ll learn: • Strategies you can use that can help you feel more confident about reaching your financial goals. • Tips on how aligning four key concepts —cash management, protection, investing, and tax planning—can help you bring your dreams and goals more within reach. • Ways you can identify and correct critical gaps in your current financial plan. This is an informational seminar. There is no cost or obligation. Presented by Jared M. Hoffman, CFP with Ameriprise Financial #23819 Tue 1 wk.

6:30PM–7:30PM No Fee

Feb 4 Min. 5 | Max. 30

Age: 16Y and up • Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Challenge your concerns and take control. With the markets and economy changing all the time, you may feel less than confident about reaching your retirement goals. This seminar will offer tips and strategies that can help you: • Plan to bring your retirement dreams and goals more within reach. • Determine how much you’ll need to save to reach your dreams, and find smart and sensible ways to save more. • Learn ways to generate dependable income that could last through your whole retirement. This is an educational seminar. There is no cost or obligation. Presented by Jared M. Hoffman, CFP with Ameriprise Financial #23858 Tue 1 wk.

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6:30PM–7:30PM No Fee

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Mar 18 Min. 5 | Max. 30

@WorthingtonOhio

Creative Programs Art Jewelry Enameling

Stained Glass

Enameling is the art of fusing glass to metal to create one of a kind jewelry, small sculpture, and other small items. Learn basic metal working techniques to create jewelry using copper and sterling silver. Instructor: Jen Townsend

If you want to learn how to craft stained glass art, or work on a project with available equipment, hands-on assistance and enjoy camaraderie of other artisans, this class is for you. You will learn or sharpen skills of glass cutting and shaping, copper foiling, soldering, use of patinas, and have use of the equipment you need to design and complete your desired project. Tools and studio workspace are provided. Students will need to purchase some of their own supplies. Each person creates a project of their choosing and work at their own pace. Instructor: Susan Scritchfield

Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

#23473 #23474

Tue 5 wks. Tue 5 wks.

6:00PM–8:30PM R $50 | NR $65 6:00PM–8:30PM R $50 | NR $65

Age: 16Y and up • Art Studio

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 4 | Max. 6 Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 4 | Max. 6

Fusion Glass Fun

#23772 Wed 5 wks.

Age: 16Y and up • Art Studio

6:30PM–9:00PM R $50 | NR $65

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 4 | Max. 12

Find your medium of expression in this ancient process of Glass Fusing. Join us to explore this art using special glass to create projects of colored beauty. Glass cuttings and the use of powders, frits and rods will help you finish your project. Please wear old clothes, this is a messy class. Supplies are extra, and are available for purchase at class, online, or locally. New students please attend the first class for lecture information. Instructor: Jordan Smith #23466 Mon 8 wks.

6:30PM–8:30PM R $90 | NR $115

Feb 3–Mar 24 Min. 6 | Max. 10

New Photoshop Classes by Joe Wagenhals!

New!

Photoshop Elements

Photoshop: Working with Layers

The world of digital photography is continually creating new and amazing ways to take, enhance, process, and distribute the images we take. The images we get often times need help from Photoshop Elements to make them pictures we want to share. We will spend time with the Organizer creating keyword tags, saving and finding files, and dealing with program changes to begin our class. We will move on to different ways to make adjustments to photographs and begin to explore Layers and their power. Files for this class will be provided; bring your own laptop with Photoshop Elements installed. Instructor: Joe Wagenhals

Layers is the most important Photoshop tool. Layers are a nondestructive method of editing images. This three hour workshop will teach you how to utilize the amazing power of layers through making selections, creating layers and layer masks, exploring blend modes, and using adjustment layers to gain an overall understanding of image manipulations using layers. This is a ‘hands-on’ workshop. Bring your own laptop with any version of Photoshop CS or Elements and the class files will be available to you. Instructor: Joe Wagenhals

Age 18Y and up • Griswold Center Case Room

#24146 Thu 6:00PM–9:00PM #24147 Thu 6:00PM–9:00PM R $67 | NR $87

Jan 23–Jan 30 Mar 6–Mar 13

Age 18Y and up • Griswold Center Thompson Room

#24148 Thu 6:00PM–9:00PM #24149 Thu 6:00PM–9:00PM R $34 | NR $44

Feb 6 Mar 20

Stained Glass Studio Day Age: 16Y and up • Art Studio

This studio session is for stained glass crafters who want a longer session in the studio to dedicate time to work on a project they have underway. The cost includes: assistance & instruction, use of all needed tools and studio space. Also included is a creative and collegial atmosphere. #24190 Sat 1 wks.

10:00AM–4:00PM R $24 | NR $31

Mar 22 Min. 4 | Max. 12

These programs are held at the Griswold Center. Please see page 5 for details on registration procedures.

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Register for Winter programs on December 16, 17, 18. See page 4 for details.


Teen/Adult Programs Pottery Programs Pottery: Centered in Clay Saturdays

Pottery: End of the Day Clay

Whimsical Clay Creations

The instructional focus will be your personal progress and individual goals on the potter’s wheel, with tips, info, and demonstrations designed to help you build your skills. This can be your personal lesson plan on the wheel, or work on handbuilding, trimming or glazing. Basic Wheel-Throwing is the pre-requisite. Instructor: Lynn Wheeler

Enjoy the therapeutic relaxation of creating with clay. Work on the potter’s wheel with individualized instruction or create your own direction in handbuilding projects. Basic Wheel-Throwing is the pre-requisite to this class. Instructor: Lynn Wheeler

Join this light hearted class where we use our imaginations to create whimsical clay creations using hand building and sculpting techniques. Instructor: Michelle Brevick

Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

#23590 #23591

Sat 4 wks. Sat 4 wks.

10:00AM–1:30PM R $84 | NR $109 10:00AM–1:30PM R $84 | NR $109

No class March 8 Jan 18–Feb 8 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Mar 1–Mar 29 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

#23593 #23594

Wed 4 wks. Wed 4 wks.

6:00PM–9:00PM R $72 | NR $93 6:00PM–9:00PM R $72 | NR $93

No class March 5 Jan 22–Feb 12 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Pottery Workshops Pottery Workshop: Nesting Bowls

Pottery Workshop: Honey Pots

Maximize your throwing skills, as well as your kitchen cabinet space, when you make a set of nesting bowls designed to your own vision and style, with a little help from this workshop’s tips and inspiration. You’ll enjoy a healthy sense of accomplishment with this project. Basic Wheel-Throwing is the pre-requisite.

Did you know that bees pollinate more than 60% of the crops which produce the world’s food? Refine your wheel-throwing skills by making a lidded honey pot with an eye for details including the choices for placement of the honey dipper, the gallery, and the overall size, shape and interaction of the components of this handy pot. Basic Wheel-Throwing is the pre-requisite.

Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

#23583 Thu 1 wk.

6:00PM–9:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Jan 9 Min. 4 | Max. 6

Pottery Workshop: Clay Time Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

Unwind and enjoy the engaging experience of working in clay in our cheerful, naturally-lit pottery studio. You can start, practice, or finish up those pottery projects (wheel-thrown or handbuilt) calling for your attention in this relaxed and unstructured workshop. 1 wk. R $25 | NR $33 Min. 4 | Max. 8 #23584 Sun #23585 Thu #23586 Fri

1:00PM–4:00PM 6:00PM–9:00PM 6:00PM–9:00PM

Jan 12 Feb 20 Mar 14

Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

#23592 Fri 1 wk.

6:00PM–9:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Pottery Workshop: Trimming (Really) Matters

Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

#23595 Sun 1 wk.

For ALL level potters (beginners or experienced) who wish to learn or strengthen wheel-throwing techniques at your level. The class will emphasize basic wheel-throwing processes and reinforce specific skills including wedging, centering, pulling up walls and shaping. New to the potter’s wheel? Bring some friends or family members and join us in this easy way to give wheel-throwing a try. This class is the pre-requisite to the other wheel-throwing workshops. Advance sign-up of 1 week is needed for the class. 1 wk. R $28 | NR $36 Min. 3 | Max. 6

Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

#23587 Wed #23588 Sat #23589 Fri

5:30PM–9:00PM 11:00AM–2:30PM 5:30PM–9:00PM

Jan 15 Feb 22 Mar 28

Jan 17 Min. 4 | Max. 6

New!

You can tell so much about a potter’s skills by examining the foot of a pot. In this workshop we will use your leatherhard pots to practice and refine some of the multiple types, contours, techniques and tools used in trimming pots, and explore the importance of choosing a foot that appropriately completes your pot for strength, function and aesthetics. Basic Wheel-Throwing is a pre-requisite.

Pottery Workshop: Basic Wheel Throwing—Give It a Try! Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

New!

1:00PM–4:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

#23475 #23476

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

6:30PM–8:30PM R $60 | NR $78 6:30PM–8:30PM R $60 | NR $78

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 4 | Max. 8 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Instructor Lynn Wheeler’s workshops emphasize learning and improving your wheel-throwing skills. Instruction is directed to your personal skill level in each workshop, so repeat participants are welcome.

Pottery Workshop: Get a Handle on It Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

For ALL potters. NO pre-requisite. Handles: pulled, coiled, extruded, rolled, thrown, textured, sculpted, or patterned and more! Learn many new ways to add interest, function, decoration and style to your wheel-thrown or handbuilt pottery and get in that needed practice. #23598 Sun 1 wk.

1:00PM–4:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 23 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Jan 26 Min. 4 | Max. 7

Pottery Workshop: Dry Trowing An amazing technique that can expand the limits and possibilities of pots thrown on the wheel. For confident wheelthrowers. Basic Wheel-Throwing is the pre-requisite. #23596 Sun 1 wk.

1:00PM–4:30PM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 9 Min. 4 | Max. 6

Pottery Workshop: Glazing—Science & Art Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

NO pre-requisite. This glazing work session will include instruction and assistance as we share information, tips, basic techniques, safety and troubleshooting when using commercial glazes and the multitude of variables to consider when glazing your work. Student provides bisqueware to glaze. Repeat as often as you like. #23597 Sat 1 wk.

NOON–3:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Feb 15 Min. 4 | Max. 8

Pottery Workshop: Baking Dishes Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

New!

We’ll throw the dish, alter the shape to oval, square or rectangular, add sturdy handles, look at functionality, and pay attention to important construction details. We’ll even learn how to add lids to match the altered shapes. Basic WheelThrowing is the pre-requisite. #23599 Fri 1 wk.

6:00PM–9:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Pottery Workshop: Coffee Mug Twist

Feb 28 Min. 4 | Max. 6

New!

Age: 16Y and up • Pottery Studio

Advance Registration is appreciated and will ensure that the workshops you want will take place.

Give this standard piece a new twist when we apply altering techniques including fluting, incising, faceting, stamping, paddling, swirling, darting and more, and enjoy a fresh, new appearance to your coffee mug form. Basic Wheel-Throwing is the pre-requisite. #23600 Sun 1 wk.

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

1:00PM–4:00PM R $25 | NR $33

Mar 23 Min. 4 | Max. 6

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Community Center Highlights

Family Nights

Friday is a special night at the Community Center! FREE weekly features include art and crafts, one gymnasium for little tykes and the other for athletes of all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult and vice versa.

FRIDAYS 6:30–9:00PM January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21 March 7, 14, 21 Select Family Nights include special $3 admission to the pool in addition to the regular free activities. The dates that include the special rate for swimming are:

January 10 February 7 March 7

The Fountain Frog will be visiting the Family Night Swims on January 10 and March 7!

The Great Blizzard Build-off! January 1–February 28

In Ohio, you never know when we’ll have a chance of snow! When it happens, go outside and let your imagination be your guide. Build a creation of any size, either at home or in one of Worthington’s Parks, then send us a picture of your snow sculpture for the chance to win a prize! Pictures may be submitted January 1–February 28, 2014 and must be from a current snowfall. Pictures can be sent by email to mhindman@ci.worthington.oh.us from January 1– February 28, 2014. By sending your digital picture, you are agreeing to the WPRD Photo Policy (see page 5). Pictures received will be posted to the City of Worthington Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WorthingtonOH) to be voted on in March.

Read Across America! February 28 | 6:30–8:30 PM

The Worthington Education Association cordially invites you to a kick-off celebration for the NEA’s Read Across America. The night will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and promote early literacy with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and their Reach Out and Read book drive on at the Worthington Community Center. Please join us as we encourage families to participate in an evening of athletics, the arts and literacy! Please feel free to bring your family and friends and donate a new preschool book/person to swim for FREE* during the event! *Cost to swim without a book donation is $5/child and $8/adult.

Save the date for the Egg Hunt! Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 AM The Egg Hunt is rain or shine! Other activities are weather permitting. More details will be available in the WPRD Spring Activity Brochure. 20


Griswold Travel Moose Safari & Mountains

A unique tour to Maine and New Hampshire June 15–21, 2014 Tour Highlights: • Roundtrip transportation aboard deluxe highway motorcoach • Hotel accommodations in Ogunquit, ME, Bethel, ME and Lincoln, NH • Six breakfasts and four dinners, including one lobster choice dinner and one Lafayette dinner train • Guided tours of Kennebunkport and the Maine Balsam Fir Factory • Admission to the Museum at Portland Head Lighthouse, the Bethel Historical Society and the Weather Discover Center • Guided sightseeing and “moosin’ tour” through Bethel area and Grafton Notch State Park

Trip Preview on January 7, see page 30 for details.

Griswold’s Amazing Race

Join us as we “race” down south on a 921 mile journey to fun and exiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras!

January 8

Kickoff Event at 12:30 PM

January 13–March 22 Race start to finish

March 26

Celebration Event at 12:30 PM See page 33 for more details.

Niagara on the Lake May 12–14, 2014 Trip Highlights • Transportation aboard deluxe highway motorcoach • Two nights accommodations at Pillar and Post • Two performances at the world renowned Shaw Festival • Behind the scenes tour of the Festival Theatre • Visit to Niagara Falls

Alaska Yukon by Land & Sea July 29–August 10, 2014 Tour Highlights: • Transportation to and from the Columbus airport as well as round trip air fare to Anchorage and from Vancouver • Seven nights land tour in Alaska-Denali • Four nights cruise on Holland America “Zuiderdam” • Yukon River cruise aboard the nostalgic paddle-wheeler Klondike Spirit • White Pass Yukon Rail to Skagway from Whitehorse • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver

Historic Gettysburg Tour October 7–9, 2014 Trip Highlights • 2 each breakfasts and dinners • Transportation aboard deluxe motor coach • Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center • Licensed local guide for battlefield tour • Seminary Ridge Museum • Eisenhower’s Farm Tour Trip Preview on March 26, see page 30 for details.

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Teen/Adult Programs Sports

Adult Sport Leagues

Adult Tennis Lessons

Badminton Clinic: For All Levels

This beginner class is designed for adults looking to learn the game of tennis. Players are taught the forehand, backhand, volleys and serve. Hitting tossed balls and gradually progressing into basic rally and game play. Classes are held in the north gym which is lined for tennis. Instructor: Bart Greene

Experience the world’s fastest racket sport. Badminton is no longer just a backyard game. It has been recognized as a full medal sport by The IOC (International Olympic Committee) since 1992. Badminton is a full-body workout sport that builds quick reflexes, aerobic endurance, and rapid hand-eye coordination. The class covers the basic strategies for doubles and single players, proper hand grips, service, basic footwork, and how to execute various net shots such as clears, drives, smashes, and drops. It is a fun sport for all ages. A $12 material fee will be due to instructor at the first class. Instructor: Derek Lee (ckdlee01@hotmail.com)

Age: 15Y and up • North Gym

#23770 #23771

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

7:00PM–8:00PM R $30 | NR $39 8:00PM–9:00PM R $30 | NR $39

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 5 | Max. 8 Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 5 | Max. 8

Age: 7Y and up • South Gym

#23740 Sat 6 wks.

1:00PM–2:00PM R $46 | NR $59

No class February 1 Jan 18–Mar 8 Min. 6 | Max. 12

Badminton Leagues

Age: 7Y and up • South Gym

Smash it! Come and experience the speed! Badminton is a full-body workout sport that builds quick reflexes, aerobic endurance, and rapid hand-eye coordination. Basic knowledge of badminton rules is required. Badminton Clinic is also available for beginners. Player evaluations and division assignments will take place on the first day of the league. Instructor: Derek Lee (ckdlee01@hotmail.com)

No league on February 1

Adult Badminton League (age 16Y and up) #23741

Sat 10 wks.

2:15PM–6:15PM R $68 | NR $88

Jan 18–Mar 29 Min. 12 | Max. 32

#23742 Sat 10 wks.

2:15PM–6:15PM R $68 | NR $88

Jan 18–Mar 22 Min. 6 | Max. 12

Junior Badminton League (age 7Y–15Y)

Men’s Open Basketball

Age: 18Y and up • South Gym

The open basketball program is an opportunity for individuals to play organized pick-up games. We will play full court or 4 on 4 on the side courts depending on the amount of participants. Walk-in participants will only be accepted if space is available at a cost of $6. Instructor: Breck Brown #23486 #23487

Mon 6 wks. Mon 6 wks.

7:15PM–9:15PM R $24 | NR $31 7:15PM–9:15PM R $24 | NR $31

Jan 13–Feb 17 Min. 10 | Max. 24 Feb 24–Mar 31 Min. 10 | Max. 24

The Worthington Community Center offers a variety of adult sport leagues. The sports offered during each season are listed below. All league information is also available at

leaguelineup.com/wprd

Winter Co-rec Volleyball Men’s Basketball Spring/Summer Adult Softball Men’s Golf League Team Tennis League Fall Co-rec Volleyball Year-round Adult Badminton For more information please contact League Supervisor Mike Burgdorfer at burgdorfer@ci.worthington.oh.us or (614) 436-2743.

Volleyball: Open Adult

Age: 18Y and up • South Gym

Adult Open Volleyball is held in our South Gym. Recreational volleyball is designed for those individuals interested in fun, fitness oriented, noncompetitive play. If space is available, walk-ins will be accepted. Walk-in fee is $5. Instructor: Breck Brown #23488 Wed 11 wks.

7:15PM–9:15PM R $33 | NR $43

Jan 15–Mar 26 Min. 8 | Max. 28

Fitness/Wellness Programs Personal Training Our sessions provide one-on-one assistance that will help you improve your exercise capacity, as well as muscular strength and endurance. Our services include individualized programs based on personal goals, evaluation of current exercise routine, and instruction of proper technique.

Fees:

30 Minute Session................................................ $35 1 Hour Session..................................................... $55 (3) 30 Minute Sessions......................................... $90 (3) 1 Hour Sessions............................................. $125 (10) 1 Hour Sessions........................................... $375 Group Training*................................... $35 per person *Limit 2 per group. Both individuals must be present for Group Training Rates to apply.

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Fitness Floor Guidelines

Fitness Assessment & Program Design

Our Fitness Assessments include two appointments with one of our Certified Personal Trainers. Your first session will include a discussion of your medical history, exercise testing, and goal setting. Your second session will include thorough instruction of the program that has been designed for you based on your needs and goals. 2 sessions.............................................................$95

6-Week Shape Up

Meet with a Personal Trainer once a week, for six weeks, to jump start your workout routine. Fitness Assessment + 6 training sessions............$265 Please see Customer Service or a Fitness Attendant for more details about these Personal Training options.

• Children in Grade 7 and up may use the fitness

equipment, but we recommend they complete an Equipment Orientation with a Fitness Attendant. • Patrons may not bring a private Personal Trainer into the Fitness Center. • Sign up for the cardiovascular equipment prior to your use. • Limit your time on the cardiovascular equipment to 30 minutes. • Return the free weights and accessories to their storage areas after use. • Wipe off the equipment after use. • Appropriate attire must be worn at all times, including shirts and athletic shoes. • Food and drink are prohibited with the exception of water bottles.

Register for Winter programs on December 16, 17, 18. See page 4 for details.


Fitness/Wellness Programs Member Pricing for Fitness Programs

Members receive the lowest pricing on all group fitness classes, including Spinning®, Yoga, and Pilates! Please stop by the Customer Service Desk for group fitness schedules and more information about annual and monthly memberships.

SPINNING® SPINNING®

SPINNING® Express

The SPINNING® program is the original and most popular group cycling class. With no complicated moves to learn, a motivating group environment, top-notch instructors and music that begs your legs to pedal, you’ll find yourself having a blast while you ride your way to a leaner, stronger body. Participants should arrive 15-minutes before class to set up their bike. Participants are also encouraged to bring a water bottle and towel. 5 wks. R $30 | NR $39 | M $25 Min. 6 | Max. 13

Are you short on time? This 30-minute cycling class is the answer! Participants should arrive 15 minutes before class to set up their bike. Participants are also encouraged to bring a water bottle and towel. Instructor: Danielle Repko 5 wks. R $25 | NR $33 | M $20 Min. 5 | Max. 13

Age: 16Y and up • Fitness Studio

#23521 #23522 #23523 #23525 #23527 #23534 #23552 #23553 #23554 #23555 #23556 #23557 #23558 #23559 #23560

Tue Tue Thu Thu Sat Wed Sun Mon Mon Tue Tue Wed Thu Sat Sun

6:00AM–6:45AM 12:15PM–1:00PM 12:15PM–1:00PM 6:00AM–6:45AM 9:00AM–9:45AM 6:00AM–6:45AM 10:15AM–11:00AM 6:00AM–6:45AM 6:00AM–6:45AM 6:00AM–6:45AM 12:15PM–1:00PM 6:00AM–6:45AM 12:15PM–1:00PM 9:00AM–9:45AM 10:15AM–11:00AM

Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 18–Feb 15 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 19–Feb 16 Jan 13–Feb 10 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 27–Mar 27 Mar 1–Mar 29 Mar 2–Mar 30

Age: 16Y and up • Fitness Studio

#23575 #23576 #23577 #23578

Mon Mon Sat Sat

5:30PM–6:00PM 5:30PM–6:00PM 8:15AM–8:45AM 8:15AM–8:45AM

Jan 13–Feb 10 Feb 24–Mar 24 Jan 18–Feb 15 Mar 1–Mar 29

SPIN® & Power Core

Age: 16Y and up • Fitness Studio

Get a cardio blast with SPINNING® followed by power Pilates and Yoga movements all in 60-minutes with this hybrid class. Preserve joints while building muscle, improve cardiovascular thresholds, and find clarity all in one great class that is never boring! Instructor: Aprille Pullins 5 wks. R $35 | NR $45 | M $30 Min. 4 | Max. 13 #23571 #23572 #23573 #23574

Tue Fri Tue Fri

5:45PM–6:45PM 9:30AM–10:30AM 5:30PM–6:30PM 9:30AM–10:30AM

SPIN® & Pump

Age: 16Y and up • Fitness Studio

Get SPINNING® and weight training in this 60-minute class. Start off on the bike and finish with an intense weight training session that will get you in shape in no time! 5 wks. R $35 | NR $45 | M $30 Min. 4 | Max. 13 #23561 #23562 #23563 #23564 #23565 #23566 #23567 #23568 #23569 #23570

Mon Mon Wed Wed Fri Mon Mon Wed Wed Fri

9:30AM–10:30AM 6:15PM–7:15PM 9:30AM–10:30AM 7:00PM–8:00PM 6:00AM–7:00AM 9:30AM–10:30AM 6:15PM–7:15PM 9:30AM–10:30AM 7:00PM–8:00PM 6:00AM–7:00AM

Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 17–Feb 14 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 28–Mar 28

Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is the nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for older adults. This comprehensive program addresses the physical, mental and social needs of Medicare-eligible members (usually 65-plus). Adults over age 65 who adopt a physically active lifestyle can substantially improve their health to get more out of life. PRIME is available to adults ages 18–64 whose health insurance includes this program as a wellness benefit.

Group Training Program Pure Strength

Age: 18Y and up • North Gym

We will focus on total body strength with an emphasis on correct form. We will use a variety of equipment including body bars, free weights, bands, BOSUs and more! Come ready to work hard! Bring a towel and water bottle to class. Participants will be given a personal strength training plan at the end of the session. Instructor: Chris Szabo #23579 5 wks. #23580 5 wks.

Mon 7:00PM–8:00PM R $60 | NR $78 | M $50 Mon 7:00PM–8:00PM R $60 | NR $78 | M $50

Providing a comprehensive yet easy-to-use fitness program is proving to be a viable solution for health plans, their members and participating locations. SilverSneakers and PRIME members of a sponsoring health plan receive a no-cost basic membership. For SilverSneakers participants this also includes the opportunity to participate in the signature SilverSneakers group exercise classes.

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 7 | Max. 15 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 7 | Max. 15

Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 17–Feb 14 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 28–Mar 28

New!

SilverSneakers® Classic

Age: 65Y and up SilverSneakers® group exercise classes offer you the best opportunity to stay on track toward your health and fitness goals. Our signature classes are designed specifically for older adults and taught by specially trained, certified instructors. You are sure to find a class that suits your need and abilities. Classes are offered at both the Community Center and Griswold Center. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. Community Center Mon Fri

9:00AM–10:00AM No Fee* 9:00AM–10:00AM No Fee*

Griswold Center Tue Thu

10:15AM–11:00AM No Fee* 10:15AM–11:00AM No Fee*

Jan 6–Mar 31 Min. 5 | Max. 30 Jan 10–Mar 28 Min. 5 | Max. 30 Jan 7–Mar 25 Min. 5 | Max. 30 Jan 9–Mar 27 Min. 5 | Max. 30

*These programs are offered only to members of SilverSneakers®. SilverSneakers® Splash (page 27) and SilverSneakers® Circuit (page 31) are also available!

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

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Fitness/Wellness Programs Group Fitness Cardio N Weights

Step and Sculpt

Group Fitness Pricing

This workout will consist of 30-minutes of strength training highlighting a different muscle group each week. We will finish the class with 30-minutes of fun step patterns. Instructor: Holly Keller

A moderate intensity workout that alternates between step and strength training. Basic step patterns are included in between strength training segments to maintain your heart rate while working those muscles! Instructor: Jennie Lynch

Fees*:

Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

#23601 5 wks. #23602 5 wks.

Fri 8:15AM–9:15AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Fri 8:15AM–9:15AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10

Jan 17–Feb 14 Min. 8 | Max. 20 Feb 28–Mar 28 Min. 8 | Max. 20

Interval

Looking to shed those extra pounds? This step class alternates short spurts of intense cardio with strength training exercises for all body parts. Hand weights, body bars, and stability balls will be used along with heart pumping cardio exercises that will have you sweating in no time. Instructor: Tina Jank Mon 8:15AM–9:15AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Mon 8:15AM–9:15AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10

#23646 5 wks. #23647 5 wks.

Thu 5:45PM–6:45PM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Thu 5:45PM–6:45PM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 8 | Max. 20 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 8 | Max. 20

Super Sculpt

Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

#23603 5 wks. #23604 5 wks.

Age: 13Y and up • North Gym

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 8 | Max. 20 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 8 | Max. 20

Age: 13Y and up • North Gym

This resistance class has the energy of an aerobic workout packed into a strength training routine. You will strengthen, tone, and define all major muscle groups and start burning fat in no time! Instructor: Jennie Lynch #23648 5 wks. #23649 5 wks.

Tue 5:45PM–6:45PM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Tue 5:45PM–6:45PM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 8 | Max. 20 Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 8 | Max. 20

Zumba® exercise classes are “fitness-parties” that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration *Maximum class size is limited to 39 participants. Please register in order to save your spot.* Instructors: Lara Phelps (Mon Lunch); Ser Jackson (Mon PM, Tues AM, Fri PM); Kari Sexton (Tues PM, Weds PM); Bev Tabb (Weds Lunch); Keenie Fassbender (Fri Lunch); Sony Mallory (Thurs PM); Courtney Jolley (Thurs AM, Sun PM); Rachel Halversen (Sat AM), Jeff Hixon (Thurs PM)

This class consists of toning, firming, stretching, and low impact aerobics. Routines will be easy to follow and emphasis will be placed on repetition of movements. Come have fun and firm up to a wide variety of music. Great for beginners and seniors too! Instructor: Judy Hunter Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 8 | Max. 30 Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 8 | Max. 30 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 8 | Max. 30 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 8 | Max. 30

Session I 5 wks.

#23615 #24164 #23633 #23632 #23630 #23616 #23620 #23643 #23617 #23618 #23626 #23619 #23627

Muscle Mix

Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

This class will have a strong emphasis on sculpting all major muscle groups with short burst of fat burning cardio. We will keep the choreography simple with a focus on proper form. We will enjoy using a large variety of equipment to ward off boredom. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels. Instructor: Tina Jank #23609 5 wks. #23610 5 wks. #23611 5 wks. #23612 5 wks.

Tue 8:15AM–9:15AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Thu 8:15AM–9:15AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Tue 8:15AM–9:15AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Thu 8:15AM–9:15AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 8 | Max. 20 Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 8 | Max. 20 Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 8 | Max. 20 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 8 | Max. 20

Step and Abs

Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

Get a great aerobic workout and tone your abs! We’ll begin with a short warm-up followed by a 40-minute step routine. After a short cool down, we will focus on firming up the core. Instructor: Holly Keller #23613 5 wks. #23614 5 wks.

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Wed 8:15AM–9:15AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Wed 8:15AM–9:15AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10

Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 8 | Max. 20 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 8 | Max. 20

*These fees only apply to group fitness programs listed on this page.

Age: 16Y and up • Fitness Studio

Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

Mon 5:45PM–6:45PM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Thu 1:15PM–2:15PM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Mon 5:45PM–6:45PM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Thu 1:15PM–2:15PM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10

One Class Drop In Pass............................ $6 8 Class Punch Card Resident | Member................................ $32 Non-Resident 8 Class Punch Card.......... $40 16 Class Punch Card Resident | Member................................ $64 Non-Resident........................................ $80 Unlimited Quarterly Pass Resident | Member............................... $90 Non-Resident.......................................$115

Zumba®

Low Impact Workout

#24160 5 wks. #23606 5 wks. #24161 5 wks. #23607 5 wks.

Register for classes, save your spot, and save money! Punch Cards are still available for those who want the flexibility to drop in to classes.

Total Body Bootcamp

Looking to take your workout to the next level? Join us for Bootcamp—a challenging hour of intensive cardiovascular and strength exercises that will whip you into shape. We will use a variety of equipment including the BOSU, weights, and bands. Please bring a water bottle and towel to class. Instructors: Danielle Repko (Tue, Thu); Chris Szabo (Wed, Sat) Tue 6:00AM–7:00AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Wed 5:45PM–6:45PM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Thu 6:00AM–7:00AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Sat 8:30AM– 9:30AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Tue 6:00AM–7:00AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Wed 5:45PM–6:45PM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Thu 6:00AM–7:00AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Sat 8:30AM–9:30AM R $15 | NR $20 | M $10

Mon Mon Tue Tue Wed Wed Thu Thu Thu Fri Fri Sat Sun

12:15PM–1:00PM 5:45PM–6:45PM 9:45AM–10:45AM 7:00PM–8:00PM 12:15PM–1:00PM 5:45PM–6:45PM 9:45AM–10:45AM 5:45PM–6:45PM 7:00PM–8:00PM 12:15PM–1:00PM 5:45PM–6:45PM 10:00AM–11:00AM 2:00PM–3:00PM

Session II

Age: 13Y and up • North Gym

#23654 5 wks. #23650 5 wks. #23655 5 wks. #23652 5 wks. #23656 5 wks. #23651 5 wks. #23657 5 wks. #23653 5 wks.

R $15 | NR $20 | M $10

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 8 | Max. 27 Jan 15–Feb 12 Min. 8 | Max. 27 Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 8 | Max. 27 Jan 18–Feb 15 Min. 8 | Max. 27 Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 8 | Max. 27 Feb 26–Mar 26 Min. 8 | Max. 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 8 | Max. 27 Mar 1–Mar 29 Min. 8 | Max. 27

5 wks.

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R $15 | NR $20 | M $10 Mon Mon Tue Tue Wed Wed Thu Thu Thu Thu Fri Fri Sat Sun

12:15PM–1:00PM 5:45PM–6:45PM 9:45AM–10:45AM 7:00PM–8:00PM 12:15PM–1:00PM 5:45PM–6:45PM 9:45AM–10:45AM 9:45AM–10:45AM 7:00PM–8:00PM 5:45PM–6:45PM 12:15PM–1:00PM 5:45PM–6:45PM 10:00AM–11:00AM 2:00PM–3:00PM

Min. 8 | Max. 39 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 13–Feb 10 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 14–Feb 11 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 15–Feb 12 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 16–Feb 13 Jan 17–Feb 14 Jan 17–Feb 14 Jan 18–Feb 15 Jan 19–Feb 16

Min. 8 | Max. 39 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 24–Mar 24 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 25–Mar 25 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 26–Mar 26 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 27–Mar 27 Feb 28–Mar 28 Feb 28–Mar 28 Mar 1–Mar 29 Mar 2–Mar 30

Register for Winter programs on December 16, 17, 18. See page 4 for details.


Fitness/Wellness Programs Fitness Workshops Resolution Solution

Foam Rolling Clinic

Beginning Running Training

Start 2014 out on the right foot with this 2-hour variety group fitness class! You will enjoy samples of different class formats such as Kickboxing, Zumba, Boot Camp, Strength, and MORE with the WPRD group fitness team.

Myofascial release in foam roll classes is based on the fact that loosening up the connective tissues increases muscle flexibility, in addition to reducing pain. The cylinder shaped foam rollers are made of varying densities, which can be used to vary the pressure applied. In this foam rolling class, you will learn a variety of different ways to use the foam roller. You will practice rolling it over your muscles slowly, stopping and holding on sore trigger points until the tension is released, usually in about 30 to 60 seconds. Applying sustained pressure with a foam roller can release tension in the muscles and tissues, and minimize constriction. Fees include Foam Roller. Instructor: Matt Longfellow

Have you always wanted to run a 5K? Then this class is for you! This 8-week program will provide a running coach, group runs, and weekly running homework to allow you to achieve your race goal! Instructor: Brandi Williams, Jason Fox, Matt Longfellow

Age: 13Y and up• North Gym

#23994 Mon 1 wk.

6:00PM–8:00PM Fee: $5

Jan 6 Min. 10 | Max. 60

Cardio Hip Hop

Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

This class is structured to offer a cardiovascular workout, in addition to teaching students basic Hip Hop movements and technique. The class is ideal for students looking to tone muscles, achieve weight loss and/or increase stamina, all while indulging in a fun-filled dance activity that avoids the monotony of traditional cardio training. Instructor: Brandi Williams #23725 Mon 1 wk.

6:00PM–7:30PM Fee: $10

Feb 17 Min. 5 | Max. 25

Age: 16Y and up • Meeting Room 1

#23727 Sat 9:00AM–10:15AM 1 wk. R $22 | NR $29 | M $15

Feb 22 Min. 4 | Max. 10

Spring Fling

Age: 13Y–100Y • Fitness Studio

Put some spring in your step and join the Community Center Group Fitness team for another 2-hour variety workout. Try new class formats that will make this workout fly by! #23726 Sat 1 wk.

7:00AM–9:00AM Fee: $5

Age: 16Y and up • Fitness Area

#23728 Wed 5:30PM–6:30PM 8 wks. R $40 | NR $52 | M $30

Feb 12–Apr 2 Min. 4 | Max. 10

Running Form Workshop

Age: 16Y and up• Fitness Area

If you are new to running or want to become a better runner this class will be perfect for you. Learn proper foot striking techniques to avoid injury and to improve your running technique. Instructor: Brandi Williams and Jason Fox #23730 Tue Gait Analysis #23817 Thu Speedwork

6:30PM–7:30PM Fee: $10 6:30PM–7:30PM Fee: $10

Feb 18 Min. 4 | Max. 10 Feb 20 Min. 4 | Max. 10

Mar 1 Min. 10 | Max. 40

Fitness Dance Belly Dance

Line Dancing: Level 1

Line Dancing: Level 4

Learn beautiful belly dance moves while working your body out like you never have before. Hip, chest, arm, and shoulder moves will grow into movement combinations that will develop into a choreography. Show off your moves at the last day of class party! Open to people of all ages and body types. No previous dance experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Karen Bradford

Introduction to the exciting world of line dancing around the world! Come learn the Electric Slide and Cupid Shuffle and see how they are just the first steps in a great lifelong sport where you can enjoy new music, movement and friends. No experience necessary. Wear smooth soled shoes and light clothing. Instructor: Edie Driskill, NTA Certified Instructor

Advanced beginner dances will introduce you to turns and triples letting you enjoy the exciting world of line dancing even more. We’ll mix up the music while you begin to master your moves! Online resources will let you practice in between class and make-up missed classed. Successful completion of Level III is required to register. Instructor: Edie Driskill, NTA Certified Instructor

Age: 12Y and up • Fitness Studio

#23715 #23716

Mon 5 wks. Mon 5 wks.

7:30PM–8:30PM R $40 | NR $52 7:30PM–8:30PM R $40 | NR $52

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 5 | Max. 10 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 5 | Max. 10

Belly Dance Troupe Time

New!

Age: 12Y and up • Fitness Studio

During this time those participants from the Belly Dance class who would like to perform routines outside of the Community Center will practice choreography. #23995 #23996

Mon 5 wks. Mon 5 wks.

8:30PM–9:00PM R $20 | NR $26 8:30PM–9:00PM R $20 | NR $26

Jan 13–Feb 10 Min. 5 | Max. 10 Feb 24–Mar 24 Min. 5 | Max. 10

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Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

#23723 #23804

Sat 1 wk. Fri 1 wk.

2:00PM–3:00PM R $5 | NR $7 2:00PM–3:00PM R $5 | NR $7

Feb 8 Min. 5 | Max. 40 Apr 4 Min. 5 | Max. 40

Line Dancing: Level 2

Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

#23813 #23814

Sat 6 wks. Sat 6 wks.

12:30PM–1:30PM R $30 | NR $42 12:30PM–1:30PM R $30 | NR $42

No Class March 1 Jan 11–Feb 15 Min. 5 | Max. 30 Feb 22–Mar 29 Min. 5 | Max. 30

Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

Learn four easy Party Dances that will keep you on the floor at the next wedding or office party! Take your line dancing fun to the next level...bring a group of friends and make it your own party! No experience necessary. Wear smooth soled shoes and light clothing. Instructor: Edie Driskill, NTA Certified Instructor #23809 #23810

Sat 1 wk. Sat 1 wk.

2:00PM–4:00PM R $10 | NR $14 2:00PM–4:00PM R $10 | NR $14

Feb 15 Min. 5 | Max. 40 Apr 5 Min. 5 | Max. 40

Line Dancing: Level 3

Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

Beginning techniques and terminology are covered in this class while you learn easy dances to the waltz, cha cha, polka and country rhythms. Wear smooth soled shoes and light clothing. No experience necessary. Instructor: Edie Driskill, NTA Certified Instructor #23811 #23812

Sat 6 wks. Sat 6 wks.

11:15AM–12:15PM R $30 | NR $42 11:15AM–12:15PM R $30 | NR $42

No Class March 1 Jan 11–Feb 15 Min. 5 | Max. 30 Feb 22–Mar 29 Min. 5 | Max. 30

Line Dancing: Level 5

Age: 13Y and up • Fitness Studio

Join the international line dancing community with rhythms and moves from the dance worlds of swing, ballroom, hip hop, Latin, and country/modern. Level 5 adds more interesting turns and moves and choreography that features the latest music. You’ll be ready to travel to regional line dance conferences and take your place in the line! Must have completed two six-week sessions of Level 4 or comparable training to enroll. Instructor: Edie Driskill, NTA Certified Instructor #23815 #23816

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

Wed 5 wks. Wed 6 wks.

8:15PM–9:15PM R $25 | NR $33 8:15PM–9:15PM R $30 | NR $42

Jan 22–Feb 19 Min. 5 | Max. 30 Mar 5–Apr 9 Min. 5 | Max. 30

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Fitness/Wellness Programs Yoga & Pilates Arupa Yoga

Gentle Hatha Yoga

Pilates / Yoga Fusion: Level 1–2

Your body changes every day and your yoga should be flexible enough to match its moods. Arupa’s unique approach provides a framework that will guide you through postures, while giving you the tools and the freedom to personalize your practice. Befriend your body and awaken the insight that will bloom into your authentic expression – in yoga and in life. No beginners please. Instructor: Thatcher Ross

Welcome to a gentle morning yoga class geared for the student with little or no experience in yoga. This class consists of an introduction to the basic poses and learning the yogic breath. Instructor: Janet Shumaker

Enjoy one hour of the best of both worlds with our Yoga/Pilates Fusion class. You will find strength, balance, and flexibility all drawn together using deep breathing techniques. Plan to leave feeling strengthened and refreshed! Please note: This multi-level class will be moderately paced (in between Level 1 & Level 2). New beginners are welcome. Instructor: Janet Braden

Age: 16Y and up • Community Room

#23658 6 wks. #23660 6 wks.

Tue 7:35PM–9:00PM R $54 | NR $72 | M $48 Tue 7:35PM–9:00PM R $54 | NR $72 | M $48

Jan 7–Feb 11 Min. 8 | Max. 25 Feb 18–Mar 25 Min. 8 | Max. 25

Essential Yoga

Age: 16Y and up • Community Room

Education is always beneficial. Understanding yoga’s fundamentals will make your practice safer and more effective. Receive a practical working knowledge of the primary postures that basic asana instruction can’t provide. Hands-on assisting will teach you what it feels like to be in safe, stable, comfortable alignments, so they become the norm. Start your practice off right or find out what you’ve been missing with these essential lessons. Instructor: Thatcher Ross #24192 Tue 6:00PM- 7:25PM 12 wks. R $108 | NR $133 | M $96

Jan 7–Mar 25 Min. 8 | Max. 25

Join the WPRD Group Fitness Team for exciting class specials January 1—12! We will kick off the New Year with a 2-Hour Zumba® Party on January 1 at noon and will continue the first two weeks of 2014 with NEW classes: 80s Zumba®, Cardio Line Dance, FREE Kid Fit Party, Zumba® Flare, and Intro to Turbokick®, just to name a few! And don’t forget to mark your calendar for a very special workout class on January 6 that will combine many of these new formats—Resolution Solution is a fitness party you won’t want to miss! (See page 25 for details.) Many of these classes are included in our cost saving punch cards! Let the WPRD Group Fitness Team help you take the first steps to better health in 2014! For more information contact Brandi at bwilliams@ci.worthington.oh.us

Age: 16Y and up • Fitness Studio

#23665 Fri 10:45AM–12:15PM 12 wks. R $108 | NR $133 | M $96

Jan 11–Mar 21 Min. 8 | Max. 20

#23677 Wed 10:45AM–11:45AM 10 wks. R $70 | NR $91 | M $60

You may pay a drop-in fee of $10 for any single yoga or pilates class.

Age: 16Y and up • Community Room

Hatha Yoga with Janet & Kathleen

Age: 16Y and up • Griswold Center Town Hall

This is a program of gentle stretches and relaxation techniques designed to increase flexibility and strength, as well as reduce stress and tension. Bring a mat or blanket, empty stomach, comfortable clothes, and bare feet. Listen to your body and respect your own limits. Some AcuYoga, acupressure points, and reflexology will be incorporated. Instructors: Kathleen Lewis / Janet Shumaker Sat 8:30AM– 9:45AM R $90 | NR $115 | M $80 Sat 10:00AM–11:15AM R $90 | NR $115 | M $80

Pilates mat work with a quicker transition from exercise to exercise in order to increase the challenge and create a ‘flow’. Strengthen, lengthen and tone in just 45 minutes! Toning balls and flex-bands may be incorporated into class. This class is suitable for those with previous Pilates experience. Please note: This class moves at a quicker pace and is geared towards those with a good foundation in Pilates. Props may be incorporated for added challenge. No new beginners, please. Instructor: Janet Braden #23679 Mon 10:45AM–11:30AM 10 wks. R $70 | NR $91 | M $60

Age: 16Y and up • Community Room

Vinyasa flow yoga links rhythmic breath with movement allowing for fluid transition from posture to posture. This is a moderately paced class that will develop strength, flexibility ,and balance as well as create a relaxed state of being. Modifications will be offered though some yoga experience is recommended. Please bring a towel and dress comfortably for ease of movement. Instructor: Janet Braden Jan 16–Mar 20 Min. 8 | Max. 25

Pilates Mat Class

Age: 16Y and up • Fitness Studio

Mat Pilates works the core muscles of the spine and abdominals to achieve lean muscle mass, efficient movement and improve alignment. This non-impact approach works as well for the seasoned athlete as it does for the average workout enthusiast or beginner. Level 1 (Thursday 5:45): Build a strong core while building a good foundation and understanding of Pilates mat work. The principles of Pilates will be taught and reinforced each week as new mat exercises are learned. Modifications to exercises as well as use of props will be covered. This class is geared specifically for new beginners and for those who prefer a more relaxed pace. Level 1/2 (Sunday 4:30): This multi-level class will be moderately paced (in between Level 1 & Level 2). New beginners are welcome. Level 2 (Tuesday 7:00): This class moves at a quicker pace and is geared towards those with a good foundation in Pilates. Props may be incorporated for added challenge. No new beginners, please. Instructor: Janet Braden #23682 10 wks. #24098 10 wks. #23685 10 wks.

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Jan 13–Mar 17 Min. 8 | Max. 20

Jan 11–Mar 22 Min. 10 | Max. 25 Jan 11–Mar 22 Min. 10 | Max. 25

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

#23671 Thu 7:00PM–8:00PM 10 wks. R $70 | NR $91 | M $60

Jan 15–Mar 19 Min. 8 | Max. 25

Pilates Flow Express: Level 2

Drop-in fee must be paid at the Customer Service desk the same day prior to the class time.

#23667 10 wks. #23668 10 wks.

Age: 16Y and up • Fitness Studio

Tue 7:00PM–8:00PM R $70 | NR $91 | M $60 Thu 5:45PM–6:45PM R $70 | NR $91 | M $60 Sun 11:15AM–12:15PM R $70 | NR $91 | M $60

Jan 14–Mar 18 Min. 8 | Max. 25 Jan 16–Mar 20 Min. 8 | Max. 25 Jan 19–Mar 23 Min. 8 | Max. 25

Register for Winter programs on December 16, 17, 18. See page 4 for details.


Fitness/Wellness Programs Aquatic Fitness

Registration Information

Water Aerobics: Arthritis Aquatics

Water Aerobics: Low Impact

Do you have arthritis or fibromyalgia? Have you had or are your scheduled for a knee or hip replacement? Or, do you just want to maintain your strength and mobility? If so, this class is for YOU! (Participants must be able to enter and exit the pool independently). No swimming ability is required. Exercises are performed in a ‘group’ setting; however, each individual must be able to stand and move independently. The exercises are performed slowly and gently, and they focus on range-ofmotion, flexibility, and endurance. The buoyancy of the water glides us through the movements without injury to our joints. The exercises, and the instructor, are certified through the Arthritis Foundation.

This class will concentrate on an ease of motion and flexibility and the use of water resistance. A great workout for those who want to improve range of motion and flexibility with a cardiovascular workout.

Age: 16Y and up • Lap Pool

#24111 #24112

Tue, Thu 5 wks. Tue, Thu 5 wks.

2:00PM–3:00PM R $35 | NR $46 2:00PM–3:00PM R $35 | NR $46

Feb 25–Mar 27 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Jan 14–Feb 13 Min. 6 | Max. 20

Water Aerobics: Complete Aquatic Workout Age: 16Y and up • Leisure Pool

An interval training class combining all components for a full body workout. The class will focus on exercises using resistance of the water for each part of the body. The final segment will be stretching to increase range of motion and strengthening of the core. This segment will take place in the warm water of the leisure pool. Instructor: Karen Dawson #24113 #24114

Tue 5 wks. Tue 5 wks.

8:00PM–9:00PM R $18 | NR $23 8:00PM–9:00PM R $18 | NR $23

Jan 14–Feb 11 Min. 6 | Max. 14 Feb 25–Mar 25 Min. 6 | Max. 14

Water Aerobics: Complete Aquatic Workout w/Yoga Age: 16Y and up • Lap Pool

This class will be divided equally between an aerobic workout as described in Complete Aquatic Workout and yoga stretching and relaxation in the warm water of the leisure pool. We will incorporate basic yoga poses adapted for the water to provide dynamic strengthening, stretching, balance and relaxation. What a great way to end the day and get a good night’s sleep. Instructor: Karen Dawson #24115 #24116

Thu 5 wks. Thu 5 wks.

8:00PM–9:00PM R $18 | NR $23 8:00PM–9:00PM R $18 | NR $23

Jan 16–Feb 13 Min. 6 | Max. 10 Feb 27–Mar 27 Min. 6 | Max. 10

Water Aerobics: Lets Do It All Age: 16Y and up • Lap Pool

This water aerobic class will do a little of everything. It will include shallow water, deep water, weight resistance, aerobic activity, flexibility and even spend some time walking, jogging, and running in the Lazy River. This fun class will have a variety of activities and the participants will truly ‘do it all’. #24117 #24118 #24119 #24120 #24121 #24122

M, W, F 5 wks. M, W, F 5 wks. Sat 5 wks. M, W, F 5 wks. M, W, F 5 wks. Sat 5 wks.

6:15AM–7:15AM R $53 | NR $68 9:15AM–10:15AM R $53 | NR $68 9:45AM–10:45AM R $18 | NR $23 6:15AM–7:15AM R $53 | NR $68 9:15AM–10:15AM R $53 | NR $68 9:45AM–10:45AM R $18 | NR $23

Jan 13–Feb 14 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Jan 13–Feb 14 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Jan 18–Feb 15 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Feb 24–Mar 28 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Feb 24–Mar 28 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Mar 1–Mar 29 Min. 6 | Max. 20

Age: 16Y and up • Leisure Pool

#24123 #24124

Tue, Thu 5 wks. Tue, Thu 5 wks.

9:00AM–10:00AM R $35 | NR $46 9:00AM–10:00AM R $35 | NR $46

Jan 14–Feb 13 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Feb 25–Mar 27 Min. 6 | Max. 20

Water Aerobics: Multi Move Age: 16Y and up • Lap Pool

Want a water aerobic class that incorporates many different components? Then this class is for you! We begin by warming our muscles and then do some stretching to prepare us for the cardio portion of our workout. Exercises include skiing, jumping jacks, twist, frogs, and much more. After the cardio segment, we grab noodles or barbells and head to the deeper water for a toning segment. If you are not comfortable in the deep water, you may perform these movements at the shallow end of the pool. Finally, we end our class with ‘cool down’ movements which include stretching and strengthening exercises. #24125 #24126

Tue, Thu 5 wks. Tue, Thu 5 wks.

1:00PM–2:00PM R $35 | NR $46 1:00PM–2:00PM R $35 | NR $46

Jan 14–Feb 13 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Feb 25–Mar 27 Min. 6 | Max. 20

Water Aerobics: River Run Age: 16Y and up • Lazy River

Join us in the Lazy River for fitness and fun. A typical class begins with a brief warm-up of walking, jogging and running with the current. We will then do some stretching to get ready for the cardio segment. The use of buoyant equipment adds variety and increases the intensity of our workout and the level of laughter. We may travel to other areas of the pool to further enhance our workout. We end our session with abdominal work and more stretching. Get a great water workout with us in the river. It’s fun. It’s different. This is a high level intensity class and is not recommended for people that are just beginning or who have not participated in a high level water aerobics class before. Also, water shoes are required for class. #24127 #24128 #24129 #24130

M, W 5 wks. Sat 5 wks. M, W 5 wks. Sat 5 wks.

8:00PM–9:00PM R $35 | NR $46 11:00AM–NOON R $18 | NR $23 8:00PM–9:00PM R $35 | NR $46 11:00AM–NOON R $18 | NR $23

Jan 13–Feb 12 Min. 6 | Max. 12 Jan 18–Feb 15 Min. 6 | Max. 12 Feb 24–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 12 Mar 1–Mar 29 Min. 6 | Max. 12

SilverSneakers® Splash

Age: 65Y and up • Lap Pool Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required, and a SilverSneakers® kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination. Mon Wed

10:30AM–11:15AM No Fee* 10:30AM–11:15AM No Fee*

Jan 13–Mar 31 Min. 6 | Max. 20 Jan 15–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 20

*These programs are offered only to members of SilverSneakers®.

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

You may register for BOTH sessions of Water Aerobics during the Winter Session I Registration dates!

December 16 Residents December 17 Working Residents | Members December 18 Open Registration Water Aerobics: Step Into Aquatic Fitness Age: 16Y and up • Lap Pool

This program is designed for people who can’t stand still! Each class will vary by using different equipment and techniques to provide a full body workout. With the use of aqua steps, core strengthening, cardio kickboxing, barbells, noodles and variety of other water exercises, the participants will increase muscular endurance while providing cardio toning and flexibility. #24131 #24132

M, W, F 5 wks. M, W, F 5 wks.

8:15AM–9:15AM R $53 | NR $68 8:15AM–9:15AM R $53 | NR $68

Jan 13–Feb 14 Min. 6 | Max. 16 Feb 24–Mar 28 Min. 6 | Max. 16

Water Aerobics: Aqua Fitness Medley Age: 16Y and up • Lap Pool

Boost your energy level and experience increased strength and flexibility with ‘Aqua Fitness Medley’. This class combines the benefits of aerobic conditioning with resistance training through use of noodles, hand bells, boards and balls. Deepwater work will also be incorporated into the medley, but you have the option of remaining in the shallow end for your segment of the deep-water work. Class suitability can be adjusted to all ages and abilities. Be prepared to see your strength and endurance grow. Enjoy the class camaraderie as you work your muscles in easy-to-follow patterns. This workout can be as challenging as you wish to make it. #24133 #24134 #24135 #24136

M, W 5 wks. M, W 5 wks. M, W 5 wks. M, W 5 wks.

7:00PM–8:00PM R $35 | NR $46 8:00PM–9:00PM R $35 | NR $46 7:00PM–8:00PM R $35 | NR $46 8:00PM–9:00PM R $35 | NR $46

Jan 13–Feb 12 Min. 6 | Max. 16 Jan 13–Feb 12 Min. 6 | Max. 16 Feb 24–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 16 Feb 24–Mar 26 Min. 6 | Max. 16

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Griswold Center Programs The Griswold Center is a Parks and Recreation facility dedicated to providing quality programs and services to adults 55 years of age and older. After member registration, programs are available on a first come, first served basis to adults 18 years of age and older. We invite you to visit the Griswold Center at 777 High Street in Worthington and take a tour. Members of the Griswold Center who do not receive The Bag can sign up for the mailing list by contacting the front desk. The mailing list is only available to members of the Griswold Center. Registration for Griswold programs is held on a monthly basis. Priority registration is given to Griswold Center Members. A membership is required to participate in any free, drop-in and ongoing programs. Please see page 3 for more information on memberships or page 5 for more information on registration.

Events Lunch and Learn Series Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Enjoy a light lunch and interesting topic to learn about. January: Long term care, costs, Medicaid and asset protection. Presented and sponsored by Centric Financial Group February: Dental Health presented and sponsored by The Gentle Dentist March: Aging in Place presented and sponsored by RBA Therapy and Homewell Senior Care. #24082 #24083 #24084

Wed Wed Wed No Fee

12:30PM–2:00PM 12:30PM–2:00PM 12:30PM–2:00PM

Jan 15 Feb 12 Mar 12

Senior Safety Panel and Discussion

Bessie Stringfield, The Motorcycle Queen of Miami Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Sandra Quick, MAEd, Professional Teaching Artist will make history come alive again as she returns to the Griswold Center. She will visit as Bessie Stringfield, the first African-American woman to ride across the US solo, and during World War II she served as one of the few motorcycle dispatch riders for the United States military. She eventually traveled across the 48 lower states, Europe, Brazil, and Haiti. She earned money from performing motorcycle stunts in carnival shows. Menu will include salad and pasta. This program is sponsored by The Laurels of Worthington and The Laurels of Norworth. #24184 Wed No Fee

12:30PM- 2:30PM

Feb 19

Age 18Y and up Community Center Fishbowl & North Gym

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Stay safe! Representatives from the Ohio Attorney General’s office, the Franklin County Office on Aging, Worthington SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) and SHIP (Senior Home Information Program) will offer advice. This is a joint program with Worthington Libraries. #23997 Sat No Fee

12:30PM–2:30PM

We don’t play by the rules at this kickball event. Run the bases from third to first, kick with your opposite foot and kickballs of all sizes, this nontraditional game will be sure to kick the winter blahs! After a pizza lunch, enjoy a low intensity kickball game with lots of laughs, amusement and prizes to enjoy.

Jan 18

#24163 Wed 12:30PM–1:30PM R $5 | NR $7

Worthington Pizza Challenge

#24186 Wed 12:30PM–2:00PM R $5 | NR $7

Jan 29

Hearing Issues and New Technology Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Learn about how to handle hearing issues with new technology advancements. Refreshments will be served. Presented by Zounds Hearing #24145 Tue No Fee

9:30AM–10:30AM

Feb 11

Get started on your family tree! Check out the Cornerstones of Genealogy program on page 37 to get acquainted with all the best resources to get you going today!

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Feb 26

Social Security: 12 Keys To Optimizing Benefits

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

PIZZA!!! Have you noticed the pizza boom in Worthington? Have you had the chance to try them all? Well now is the time to put them to the test and vote on your favorite. Try pizza from Jet’s, Dewey’s, Pies and Pints, Rotolo’s Italian Pizzeria, Pizza House, Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and more! Sample pepperoni, veggie, or cheese pizzas. Beverage and dessert included.

Kick the Winter Blahs

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Learn about the 12 keys to optimizing your Social Security benefits. Refreshments will be served. Presented by American Senior Coordinators, LLC #24144 Tue No Fee

Gardening & Beyond

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Sustainable Gardening for Nature (and you) February 20 “Growing Caterpillars: Birds, Plants & Conservation” — We love the sight of butterflies and moths, but the caterpillars they come from are often under appreciated. Jim McCormac will teach us more about these amazing creatures. March 20 “Square-Foot Gardening” — Whether you have limited space or just don’t want to contend with a large garden, gardener Dave Kulikowski will present tips on getting the most out of small spaces with intensive techniques. Thu

7:00PM–9:00PM No Fee

Feb 20, Mar 20

10:00AM–11:00AM

Mar 4

Medicare Checkup

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Ron Koncal with OSHIIP will go over basic Medicare and highlight changes for 2014. Wed

1:30PM–2:30PM No Fee

Mar 19

Need your taxes done? For Free? Certified volunteers from AARP will be at the Griswold every Friday starting in February to prepare taxes. See page 37 for more information on how to make an appointment.

Register for Griswold Center programs on a monthly basis! See page 5 for all registration dates and information!


Griswold Center Programs Trips Carpe Diem String Quartet and Mozart’s Cafe & Bakery Age 18Y and up

We’ll take advantage of Carpe Diem’s Family Fun Concert at Harrison Park Community Center. This demonstration is meant to be informative, hands-on and entertaining for all ages! Before the concert we’ll have brunch together at Mozart’s Café and Bakery (OYO). Mozart’s strives to bring the flavors and traditions of Austrian pastries and cafes to Columbus! #24150 Sun 11:15AM–3:30PM R $10 | NR $13

Jan 12

BalletMet: Alice in Wonderland Age 18Y and up

Please use the January Registration Form! This BalletMet dress rehearsal takes place in the Capitol theatre in the Riffe Center. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a world where tea with the Mad Hatter, croquet with the Queen, and square-dancing with lobsters is simply par for the course. Whether you’re big or you’re small—or sometimes you’re both—you’ll find that logic is no match for madness among the delirious denizens of Wonderland. Lunch will follow, on your own, at MCL Kingsdale. Program price includes ticket and transportation.

Pulled Glass Flower

#24178

Visit the Ohio Glass Museum in Lancaster to create a “Pulled” Glass Flower. With the instructors guidance pick the colors to be applied to the glass and use glass working tools to shape the glass into a flower including the pulling of the stem. A unique experience, this glass studio lets you do the work! Lunch will follow in Lancaster, on your own. Program price includes glass class and transportation.

Chocolate and History in Coshocton

Age 18Y and up

#24174

Tue 9:00AM–2:30PM R $63 | NR $82

Jan 21

Early TV Museum & Starliner Diner Age 18Y and up

Enjoy lunch at Starliner Diner in Hilliard, on your own, an eclectic cuisine family diner. The menu is varied an the food is good. Visit the Early Television Museum in Hilliard. See the over 150 TV sets on display. Displays include mechanical TV’s from the 1920’s and 30’s; to early color sets from the 1953–57. Some of the prewar, rare postwar, and early color sets can be operated by visitors using push-buttons located throughout the museum. Admission is $5, on your own. Please have correct change. Program price includes transportation. #24175

Thu 11:00AM–3:30PM R $7 | NR $9

Jan 23

Der Dutchman and Yutzy’s Market Age 18Y and up

Beat the winter blues with this Saturday morning trip to the country! We’ll have breakfast together at Der Dutchman (OYO) choosing between their hearty Country Breakfast Buffet and their home cooked menu selections. There will be plenty of time to browse the gift shop and bakery before heading over to Yutzy’s Market. Stock up on bulk foods, deli meats and cheeses before heading back to Worthington. #24151

Sat 9:00AM–1:00PM R $9 | NR $12

Jan 25

Winter Hike

Age 18Y and up

Go Outside and Enjoy Nature! January 28: Highbanks Metro Park—We will hike the 1 mile easy Big Meadows Path and if time allows we will walk along the .6 mile scenic river path. March 25: Blendon Woods Metro Park—Visit the Walden Waterfowl Refuge, a .3 mile hike. The refuge provides a sanctuary for hundreds of birds and other wildlife. There are two elevated observation shelters with spotting scopes for viewing. Hike the .75 mile Brookside trail that crosses Ripple Rock Creek and passes through the woods. #24172 #24173

Tue 1:00PM–3:30PM Tue 1:00PM–3:30PM R $6 | NR $8

Fri 10:15AM–3:30PM R $24 | NR $31

Feb 7

Age 18Y and up

We’ll begin our visit at the Johnson-Humerickhouse Museum which opened to the public in 1931. The collections housed here originated from a bequest by Coshocton native brothers who settled on the West Coast and traveled abroad collecting American Indian, European and Asian artifacts. These collections have grown through donations and as local historical pieces have been found. Our docent will lead us through the five extensive galleries. Lunch will be enjoyed at English Ivy (OYO), housed in an old Victorian home and specializing in made from scratch soups, salads and sandwiches. Our last stop will be at the 19th Annual “Chocolate Extravaganza” that benefits the Pomerene Center for the Arts in Coshocton. There will be a large selection of delicious homemade chocolate treats such as torts, cheesecakes, brownies, candies and cookies to choose from. What you can’t eat…you can take home! Cost includes museum, Extravaganza dessert choices and transportation. #24152 Sat 9:30AM–5:30PM R $24 | NR $30

Feb 8

Davis-Shai House Victorian Valentine Tea Age 18Y and up

Please use the January Registration Form! The Davis-Shai house is an 1861 beautiful Gothic Revival mansion. Enjoy the lovely Victorian tea with a Valentine theme. Sure to include chocolate! Program price includes Victorian tea and transportation. #24180 Tue NOON–4:00PM R $20 | NR $26

Feb 11

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Show Age 18Y and up

Spend a fun Valentine’s Day at Villa Milano for a dinner and show with Michael Rose. Michael Rose sings from the heart; hear sixty years of memorable love songs and hit dance tunes from oldies rock n’ roll to swing; classic country to popular standards... and, of course, Elvis! Sure to be an evening full of fun, music and laughter. Dance if you want or tap your toes to the music! Program price includes transportation, dinner and show. #24179

Fri 5:45PM–11:00PM R $35 | NR $45

Jan 28 Mar 25

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

Feb 14

Mystery Brunch Age 18Y and up

Who doesn’t love brunch? This restaurant is another new one to the area. The menu has a sense of humor and the dishes look amazing! #24171

Tue 9:30AM–NOON R $6 | NR $8

Feb 18

Mystery Lunch Age 18Y and up

January: A new chain to the area—according to a review “satisfying and real, something basic and good, something affordable and fresh.” March: Again, a new chain to the area, featuring wines and delicious food—a mouth-watering menu. #24169 Tue 11:00AM–1:30PM #24170 Tue 11:15AM–1:30PM R $6 | NR $8

Jan 14 Mar 11

Exploring Urbana: Aviation, Abe Lincoln & Johnny Appleseed Age 18Y and up

The Champaign Aviation Museum is working on restoring a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, also known as the Champaign Lady. She is currently being rebuilt using parts from 5 separate B-17s that have seen various forms of service. We’ll learn about the rebuilding process as well as see an array of other vintage planes. All have a unique history and story to tell. We’ll stop for lunch at Café Paradiso (OYO), a quaint Italian Bistro located downtown before enjoying the exhibits at Urbana University. “Abraham Lincoln: The Civil War and the Constitution” is a traveling exhibit that explores the struggle to resolve the basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in our Nation’s history. The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center and Museum holds the largest collection of memorabilia and written information about the life of John Chapman known to exist in the world. We’ll be sure to learn something new today! Cost includes admissions and transportation. #24153 Sat 9:45AM–5:00PM R $18 | NR $23

Feb 22

10 Miles of Desserts Tour Age 18Y and up

Arranged through A La Carte Food Tours, this tour will include sampling stops at United Dairy Store, Cakes and More, Peet’s Coffee Shop, Groovy Spoon, Happy Cow Cafe, Portia’s Vegan Cafe, Acropolis and Sassafras Bakery. We will learn some of the history behind our samples, meet some of the owners and bakers, and have a lot of fun along the way. Sheila Campbell of A La Carte will join us on the Griswold Bus to guide us along the way and share interesting tidbits about our tasting. Program price includes sampling program and transportation. Stop by the Griswold Center for a more detailed itinerary. #24176

Tue 1:00PM–3:30PM R $30 | NR $39

Feb 25

TWHS Winter Dinner Theatre Age 18Y and up

Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared and served by Thomas Worthington Life Science classes. See the dress rehearsal of Singin’ in the Rain. This musical is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film. A hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make this the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals. #24181 Thu Fee: $8

4:45PM–9:00PM

Feb 27

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Griswold Center Programs Trips

Trip Previews

Adena Mansion Statehood Drama

Columbus Blue Jackets Game

For the third year in a row, Adena Mansion and Gardens will be presenting a special Statehood Drama covering the period from December 1801 to March 1803. Actors of all ages will be dressed in period costume and stationed throughout the Mansion to bring to life the story of Ohio’s struggle for Statehood. We’ll stop for lunch on the way at Carl’s Townhouse (OYO), a local fixture since 1951 specializing in burger baskets and hot sandwiches.

Please Use the February Registration Form by February 14! Come cheer on your Columbus Blue Jackets at the electric Nationwide Arena as they take on the Carolina Hurricanes.

Age 18Y and up

#24154 Sat 10:15AM–4:30PM R $15 | NR $19

Mar 1

Lily Chapel—Ashley Age 18Y and up

Visit Lily Chapel and enjoy lunch (made from scratch) and listen to lovely music. Homemade pies and breads are their specialties. Some are available for purchase to take home. Lunch is at 2PM, entertainment is at 1:30PM. Price for the meal is $4, on your own. #24188 Wed 11:45AM–4:30PM R $7 | NR $9

Mar 5

Playing by Air at the Midland Theatre Age 18Y and up

Playing By Air captivates audiences with a joyful fusion of music, juggling and circus in which traditional theatricality meets absurd comedy. The award-winning performers share their sense of playfulness and breathtaking feats in a production enjoyed by all ages. If you’re looking for a hearty laugh than this is a show for you! Cost includes admission and transportation. #24155 Fri 5:30PM–9:30PM R $19 | NR $24

Mar 7

Age 18Y and up

#24043 Tue 6:00PM–10:00PM R $50 | NR $65

Mar 18

BalletMet: Symphony In C Age 18Y and up

This dress rehearsal will take place in the beautiful Ohio Theatre. Performed in collaboration with Cincinnati Ballet, George Balanchine’s Symphony in C was the first major work to showcase his trademark lean, high energy classicism. Set to Georges Bizet’s exuberant score, the ballet has four movements with each featuring a different ballerina, danseur and corps de ballet. Also on the program is Maurice Ravel’s famous “Bolero” in a dance setting by Cincinnati Ballet’s Artistic Director and CEO, Victoria Morgan. Lunch will follow, on your own at MCL Kingsdale. Program price includes ticket and transportation. #24183 Fri 10:15AM–3:30PM R $24 | NR $31

Mar 21

“Moose Safari” and “Alaska Yukon by Land & Sea” Trip Previews Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

A representative from World of Travel will be here to tell us all the exciting details about two wonderful trips: a unique indepth tour of Alaska by land & train and a relaxing four night cruise through Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage, and a “moosin’ tour” to Maine and New Hampshire. Alaska Yukon by Land & Sea (July 29–August 10, 2014) Tue 10:00AM–11:00AM Jan 7 Moose Safari (June 15–21, 2014) Tue 11:00AM–11:45AM Jan 7 No Fee

Historic Gettysburg Tour Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Join us to hear all the details about our Historic Gettysburg Tour on October 7–9, 2014. TBI tours will highlight all that we will be seeing on this exciting tour. #24193 Wed No Fee

1:30PM–2:30PM

Mar 26

CAPA: Steel Magnolias Age 18Y and up

Please use the March Registration Form! Enjoy this talk of a group of gossipy Southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, who are tougher than they appear. Performed in Studio One, Riffe Center. Lunch will follow, on your own, at the Columbus Fish Market. Due to ticket purchase must register by March 3, 3014. Program price includes ticket and transportation. #24187 Wed 10:15AM–3:30PM R $20 | NR $26

Apr 9

Ski Trips Ski Trips

Snow Trails

Age: 18Y and up

Ski all eight outings or choose the sessions you want to attend for a full day of fun on the slopes. If you don’t know how to ski, come along and take lessons. Bus seating is limited to 18. Pay for transportation fees to all outings up front for a discount R $42 | NR $55. Otherwise, transportation fee when pre-registering is R $6 | NR $8. Fee for registering day of is R $8 | NR $10. Lift ticket fees will continue to be collected before leaving on the trip; please bring exact change. To participate, you must be a member of the Griswold Center and register for each outing that you wish to attend. Thu #23984 #23985 #23986 #23987 #23988 #23989 #23990 #23991 #23992

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9:00AM–4:30PM Snow Trails R $6 | NR $8 Mad River R $6 | NR $8 Snow Trails R $6 | NR $8 Mad River R $6 | NR $8 Clearfork R $6 | NR $8 Mad River R $6 | NR $8 Snow Trails R $6 | NR $8 Mad River R $6 | NR $8 All Outings R $42 | NR $55

Jan 9

January 9, 23, February 20 Lift Tickets Age 61 and under Age 62–69 Age 70–74 Age 75+ Equipment Rental Group Lessons

Mad River Mountain

January 16, 30, February 13, 27 Lift Tickets

Jan 30

Age 64 and under Age 65–74 Age 75+ Equipment Rental Group Lessons

Feb 6

Clearfork

Jan 16 Jan 23

Feb 13 Feb 20 Feb 27

$30 $22 $7 Free $17 $10

February 6 Lift Tickets

Age 64 and under Age 65–69 Age 70+ Equipment Rental

$35 $25 Free $30 $15

$28 $25 Free $25

Jan 9–Feb 27 Register for Griswold Center programs on a monthly basis! See page 5 for all registration dates and information!


Griswold Center Programs Fitness Room The Griswold Center has a variety of cardiovascular equipment as well as Life Fitness Strength training systems. Participants can expect increased aerobic capacity, lean muscle mass, range of motion and joint stability, as well as a decrease in body fat and resting heart rate. A fitness leader is available for questions and exercise-related concerns.

Fitness Room Hours

Requirements: • Complete a Health Status Questionnaire and Liability Waiver form (Consulting a physician is recommended before beginning any exercise program). • An orientation session is available during Fitness Room Hours once the Health Status Questionnaire and Liability Waiver form has been completed

Fitness Room Rates

Monday–Thursday Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday

Fitness Assessment & Program Design 8:00AM–NOON 4:30PM–6:30PM 8:00AM–2:00PM 8:00AM–11:00AM

Resident Non-Resident 20 Sessions $40 $52 Free unlimited use for SilverSneakers® members

This program consists of two 1 hour sessions designed for those who might be a first time exerciser or for those who might need a jump start or change in their current workout. The first session will go over exercise history, goal setting, and exercise testing. The second session will include a walkthrough of a personalized program based on your first session results. Schedule an appointment with Jeff Fickell. Resident

Non-Resident

$42

$55

Fitness Assessment & Program Design

Personal Training

Fitness Room Dual Membership

One-on-one assistance will help you with your fitness goals and wellness needs. Correct techniques and postures for exercises will be demonstrated and explained, as well as an evaluation of your current exercise routine. Schedule an appointment with Jeff Fickell. Resident Non-Resident 30 Minute Session $14 $18 1 Hour Session $22 $29 3 (1 hour) Sessions $59 $77

If you are a member of both the Worthington Community Center and Griswold Center, you can work out at either facility during open hours. The Griswold Fitness Room punch card is no longer necessary to purchase in addition to your Griswold Center Membership, as long as you are a member of both facilities. For those that choose to continue to purchase their punch cards, that option will remain the same. Stop by the Customer Service Desk at either location for further information.

Fitness Programs

Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is the nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for older adults. This comprehensive program addresses the physical, mental and social needs of Medicare-eligible members (usually 65-plus). Adults over age 65 who adopt a physically active lifestyle can substantially improve their health to get more out of life. PRIME® is available to adults ages 18–64 whose health insurance includes this program as a wellness benefit.

Providing a comprehensive yet easy-to-use fitness program is proving to be a viable solution for health plans, their members and participating locations. SilverSneakers and PRIME members of a sponsoring health plan receive a no-cost basic membership. For SilverSneakers participants this also includes the opportunity to participate in the signature SilverSneakers group exercise classes.

SilverSneakers® Circuit SilverSneakers Circuit offers standing low-impact choreography alternated with standing upper body work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and the SilverSneakers ball. Circuit focuses on the benefits of a circuit format to improve cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength and endurance without increasing risk. The chair is used for standing support and to increase the effectiveness of the circuit workout. Instructor: Carol Groseclose 9:15AM–10:00AM No Fee*

Age: 65Y and up SilverSneakers® group exercise classes offer you the best opportunity to stay on track toward your health and fitness goals. Our signature classes are designed specifically for older adults and taught by specially trained, certified instructors. You are sure to find a class that suits your need and abilities. Classes are offered at both the Community Center and Griswold Center. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. Community Center Mon Fri

9:00AM–10:00AM No Fee* 9:00AM–10:00AM No Fee*

Griswold Center

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Tue

SilverSneakers® Classic

New!

Tue Thu

10:15AM–11:00AM No Fee* 10:15AM–11:00AM No Fee*

Jan 6–Mar 31 Min. 5 | Max. 30 Jan 10–Mar 28 Min. 5 | Max. 30 Jan 7–Mar 25 Min. 5 | Max. 30 Jan 9–Mar 27 Min. 5 | Max. 30

*These programs are offered only to members of SilverSneakers®.

The Alexander Technique

Age 18Y and up • Topping Room

Do you wish you could stand and walk for a longer period of time? Are you having chronic headaches, back or neck pain? The Alexander Technique can help you! Come find out what you can do to move with more freedom, ease, balance and less pain and limitations. Start moving in a way that is more functional and satisfying for your body. Instructor: Donna Doellinger #23778 Thu 9:00AM–10:00AM R $43 | NR $56

Jan 9–Mar 13

Balance & Flex

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

The focus of this class is on joint flexibility, muscle strengthening, and balance techniques to decrease the risk of falling. We will help you become more aware of your posture and give you the ability to walk more freely and with greater confidence. Instructor: Gail Dickson #23779 Fri 11:15AM–11:45AM R $20 | NR $26

Jan 3–Mar 7

Chair Volleyball

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Come have a great time while getting healthier! Even from a chair, this game helps develop good hand-eye coordination, develops upper body strength and most importantly is a fun, stress reducing activity. Enjoy an afternoon with friends, laughing, playing and having a great time! Leader: Colleen Light #24000 Thu No Fee

1:15PM–3:00PM

Ongoing

SilverSneakers® Splash (page 27) is also available!

Jan 7–Mar 25

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

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Griswold Center Programs Fitness Programs Circuit Training Strength Class Age 18Y and up • Fitness Room

Circuit training is an excellent way to simultaneously improve mobility, strength and stamina in a short period of time. Under the direction of an instructor, choose stations that alternate between different strength exercises. The exercises are separated by brief, timed rest intervals, and each circuit is separated by a longer rest period. Don’t miss the first session, as we will go over each exercise in detail, learning proper posture and technique as well as equipment adjustments. Great for any fitness level! Instructor: Jeff Fickell #23780 Tue 12:15PM–1:00PM R $34 | NR $45

Jan 7–Mar 4

Line Dancing

Feldenkrais Method®— Awareness Through Movement®

18Y and up • Town Hall

Age 18Y and up • Topping Room

Feldenkrais lessons may be done standing, sitting or lying down. They explore basic movements in great detail, in a gentle manner that evokes in adults the quick, spontaneous learning of young children. This “reprograms” the brain for better posture and self-image, greater ease and pleasure in movement, and fuller relaxation in rest. Chronic tension, pain, anxiety, disability, and effects of aging are not confronted directly, but are simply left behind in a natural process of learning and improvement. Students are often surprised to find that the smallest and most gentle work produces the most profound changes. This method was developed by the late Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais. Teachers and teacher trainings are certified by the Feldenkrais Guild. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Instructor: Melinda Murphy #23821 Tue 11:15AM–NOON R $35 | NR $45

Feb 4–Mar 11

Age 18Y and up • Topping Room

#23792 #23793

Tue 11:15PM–NOON FREE DEMO Tue 11:15PM–NOON R $25 | NR $33

Jan 7

Jan 14–Mar 18

Fearless Falling

Age 18Y and up • Community Room

The fear of falling is one of our strongest phobias, and injuries from accidental falls have become epidemic, but little has been done to help people actually learn how to fall. There are basic movements you can learn at any age that will greatly reduce your chance of serious injury from a fall. Learning how to fall safely is the primary purpose of the Fearless Falling classes. Based on Tai-Chi kung fu, you will also learn how to move smoothly, avoid falls, improve your balance and awareness, and pick up some basic self-defense skills. Fearless Falling is open to all adults, but you should be physically able to get up from floor level by yourself. Black-belt instructor Mike Grigsby has been teaching kung fu and falling skills for over twenty-five years. #23794 Mon 3:00PM–4:00PM #23795 Mon 4:00PM–5:00PM R $40 | NR $52

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Jan 6–Feb 24 Jan 6–Feb 24

Line Dance for Beginners 18Y and up • Town Hall

Line dancing can be intimidating if you have never tried it. Learn the fundamentals and very basic steps in this class and feel confident dancing with the intermediate and advanced classes. Instructor: Mary Williams Thu 12:15PM–1:00PM No Fee

Ongoing

Line Dancing—Advanced Have fun while burning calories and building muscles. Learn the latest line dances in the night club scene to music from all eras. Instructor: Mary Ervin

Table Tennis

Fun and Fitness

Have a good time playing while exercising all two thousand body parts. Play singles or doubles with men and women of all skill levels. Paddles and balls are provided or bring your own.

Feb 7–Mar 28

Tue 5:00PM–6:15PM No Fee

An ongoing drop-in program. Includes sitting and standing exercises done to music. Mon, Wed, Fri No Fee

Walking Group

No Class January 1, 20 or February 17 9:15AM–10:00AM

Ongoing

Jazzy Tap with a New York Flair! Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

New!

Always wanted to tap when you were young? Well this is the class for you. Learn the basic steps along with routines of different eras! #24102 Tue 1:15PM–2:00PM R $24 | NR $31

Jan 7–Mar 11

Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing

Age 18Y and up

Our walkers stride at their own pace at area parks or malls. Start your day on the right foot—meeting new friends while experiencing a low impact and healthy exercise. Earn the most miles for prizes and join us once a month for our breakfast outings. For more details, please pick up a quarterly walking schedule located at the front desk. Please let Jeff know if you would like to be picked up at the Griswold Center by calling (614)842–6320.

No Class January 1, 20 or February 17

Pickleball

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Commonly called “indoor tennis,” pickleball is rapidly growing. The rules of the game allow for both fast and slow play and can be played by single players or teams of two. Drop in, no registration needed.

No Class January 20 or February 17

Mon 12:30PM–2:30PM No Fee

Ongoing

Strength Class

Age: 18Y and up • Town Hall

Use light, medium and heavy dumbbells to build muscle, increase strength and bone density, improve muscle and skin tone and improve self-confidence. This class includes stretching, proper breathing technique and lifting form. A convenient strength class punch card is available to purchase in either 12 punch or 24 punch increments and can be simply renewed when you run out of punches, with no expiration. Mon, Fri 24 Punch Card 12 Punch Card

Ongoing

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Tue 2:15PM–5:00PM Thu 3:15PM–5:00PM Fri 3:00PM–4:45PM No Fee

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

NEW TIME! Delay the Disease™ is an evidenced-based fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms, created by David Zid, BA, ACE, APG. Delay the Disease™ is the #1 PD exercise program and the foundation for this interactive class, geared specifically to counteract the situational movement challenges experienced by people living with PD. The Class uses a specialized fitness agenda to treat specific symptoms of PD. You will have more confidence, be inspired and motivated to: Maintain independence, Decrease fall risk, Reduce rigidity, Minimize fatigue, Return arm swing and improve gait and mobility. Free Demo on January 7. Instructor: Gail Dickson

10:15AM–10:45AM 10:45AM–11:45AM

Build strength and firm your body with this new and fun style of strength conditioning. This class will use slastic tubing which is more comfortable and safer than the traditional “naked” tubing. The tubing hooks into a “Fit-Stik” bar which adds variety and fun to the exercises. All levels of fitness welcome. Instructor: Jeff Fickell #23790 Fri 9:15AM–10:00AM R $31 | NR $42

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Wed Easy Intermediate Wed Intermediate No Fee

18Y and up • Town Hall

Fit-Stik & Tubing Strength Class

Delay the Disease™

Join the line dance classes and do the latest steps. You don’t need a partner. Instructor: Judy Hunter

10:15AM–11:00AM R $48 | NR $63 R $28 | NR $37

Mon, Wed 8:30AM–10:00AM No Fee

Ongoing

ZUMBA GOLD® at the Griswold Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

NEW TIME! Zumba Gold Fitness! Come join this fun and very beneficial exercise class. Learn the Zumba steps while getting an aerobic workout and burn fat. Build muscle and increase flexibility with weights and stretching. Instructor: Mary Bova-Ervin #24101

Tue 12:15PM–1:00PM R $24 | NR $31

Jan 7–Mar 11

Ongoing

Register for Griswold Center programs on a monthly basis! See page 5 for all registration dates and information!


Griswold Center Programs Tai Chi for Arthritis—Beginners Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

ADDED CLASSES! Tai Chi for Arthritis is a group exercise program designed to provide people of all ages and a wide range of physical abilities with a “joint friendly” exercise alternative. The program uses Sun-style tai chi, which includes gentle movements and relaxed breathing. Participants learn 12 basic movements plus special warm-up, cool-down, and breathing exercises. With its emphasis on slow, flowing movements, Tai Chi for Arthritis can lead to improved balance, increased flexibility, and decreased pain and stiffness. The exercises, and the instructor, are certified through the Arthritis Foundation. Instructor: Connie Kobalka #24058 Thu 9:00AM–10:00AM R $34 | NR $44

Fitness: Yoga & Pilates Hatha Yoga with Janet & Kathleen Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

This is a program of gentle stretches and relaxation techniques designed to increase flexibility and strength, as well as reduce stress and tension. Bring a mat or blanket, empty stomach, comfortable clothes, and bare feet. Listen to your body and respect your own limits. Some AcuYoga, acupressure points, and reflexology will be incorporated. Instructors: Kathleen Lewis / Janet Shumaker #23667 Sat 8:30AM–9:45AM #23668 Sat 10:00AM–11:15AM R $90 | NR $115

Jan 9–Mar 13

Did you know you can purchase a “Drop-In” pass for the Saturday morning Hatha Yoga classes for $10/each?

Tai Chi—Advanced

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Know the basic 12 moves of Tai Chi for Arthritis and ready to learn more? Explore repulse monkeys, lightlytie-the-coat, and others. Deepen your knowledge of this style of tai chi, known for its smooth, flowing movements. Its gentle poses and high stances make it ideal to improve balance, posture, and flexibility.

No Class January 20 or February 17

#24060 Mon 11:15AM–12:15PM R $34 | NR $44

Jan 6–Mar 24

Jan 11–Mar 22 Jan 11–Mar 22

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Help prepare yourself for possible family emergencies. Learn or brush up on the American Heart Association’s basic CPR skills class including all current AHA updates. We will cover lifethreatening emergencies, techniques to help choking victims, and CPR for adults. This is purely an informative workshop. Although we have plenty of practice opportunities, there will be no formal exams for certification. Mar 5

Age 18Y and up • Tuller Lounge

Each month, Ashley Denton, R.D.N., L.D. Lifecare Alliance Community Nutrition Coordinator, presents a different nutrition topic. At the end of each class, participants are given the opportunity to sample the healthy recipe of the month, which corresponds to the monthly topic. January 17: National Soup Month February 21: Heart Health March 21: National Nutrition Month 10:00AM–11:00AM No Fee

#24093 Thu 11:15AM–NOON #24189 Thu 11:15AM-NOON R $29 | NR $38

Jan 2–Jan 30 Feb 6–Mar 27

Age 18Y and up • Topping Room

This gentle class is good for beginners. You will relax and stretch and breathe. Bring a blanket and/or yoga mat and dress comfortably. Instructor: Robbin Blackburn #24057 Fri 10:30AM–11:30AM R $74 | NR $96

Jan 10–Mar 14

Foot Care Clinic and Cholesterol Screenings

Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21

Laugh it off! Come to the World Laughter Tour and laugh your way to reduced stress and muscle tension. See page 37 for more information on this wonderful program with countless health benefits.

The Amazing Race

Age 18Y and up • Buttles Conference Room

Jane Hummer, BSN, RN, Community Wellness Coordinator for Life Care Alliance will be available once a month for foot care, including nail trimming and callus reduction, evaluation of the feet and review of healthy foot care protocols, and improving foot comfort. She will also conduct cholesterol screenings and fasting blood sugar evaluations with interpretation of results. Call (614) 437–2831 for further information or to make an appointment. Fee of $25, payable to Life Care Alliance. Thu Fri

Eat Better, Feel Better

Fri

This 45 minute class offers all of the benefits of Pilates— strengthening the body (particularly the core), improving posture and increasing flexibility. Yoga postures and breath will also be explored during the session with balance work incorporated weekly. Each class will end with a final relaxationan opportunity to connect with the breath and rejuvenate the body. Get ready for a stronger, more relaxed you! Instructor: Janet Braden

Griswold’s Amazing Race

CPR for Family and Friends

12:30PM–3:00PM

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Yoga—Hatha

Health & Wellness

#24157 Wed No Fee

Pilates Mat Work with Yoga: Strength, Balance and Relaxation

By Appointment By Appointment

Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 6 Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7

Massage Appointments— Now twice a month!

Age 18Y and up • Buttles Conference Room

Massage improves circulation and muscle tone, as well as soothes muscles. Appointments are taken between 1PM and 4:30PM. Cost: $27 for 25 minutes and $48 for 50 minute appointments. Our licensed massage therapist is Linda Fontana. Make checks payable to the massage therapist. Mon

By Appointment

Age 18Y and up Join us for our fourth annual fun-filled, ten week adventure as this year, we “race” down south to the fun and exiting city of New Orleans, LA for Mardi Gras. This 921 mile journey will take you through many challenges, roadblocks and detours. Earn beads by completing fitness challenges. Don’t be deceived by the shorter distance this year as point values will be adjusted accordingly to make it challenging. By the finish you will have a better understanding of a healthier lifestyle for the new year!

January 8: Kickoff Event at 12:30 PM Passport pickup, lunch and guest speaker, TBA. January 13–March 22: Race start to finish March 26: Celebration Event at 12:30 PM Lunch, awards and guest speaker, TBA.

Jan 6, 13, Feb 3, 10, Mar 3, 17

Reflexology/Reiki/Massage

Age 18Y and up • Buttles Conference Room

Reflexology approaches the body as a whole system , using the application of pressure to specific points in the feet to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. reiki is a gentle, noninvasive, ancient healing technique that channels energy through light touch and/or working just above the body of a fully clothed subject. Cost is $25 for 30 minutes or $50 for an hour. Make checks payable to Miguel Alvarez. Wed

By Appointment

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12

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Griswold Center Programs Support Groups Alzheimer’s Association—Young Onset Support Group Age: 18Y and up • Case Room

A support group for individuals diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65 years, and their caregivers/family members. The group members meet together for a light dinner and conversation and then the group separates. The caregivers meet with a leader to discuss their issues, and those with dementia meet with a staff member to talk about their situations and participate in activities. Interested individuals must call the Alzheimer’s Association at (614)457-6003 for meeting times and dates (pre-screening is required to attend). Please call Alzheimer’s Association for dates and times No Fee

Low Vision Support Group—Winter

Stroke Support Group

These educational and social meetings are co-sponsored by Northwest Counseling Services and Mayfair Village for seniors experiencing low vision. To register, please call Northwest Counseling Services at 457–7876 ext.351. Transportation is available for the City of Worthington residents by contacting the Griswold Center at 614–842–6320 (please call by the Friday before to arrange transportation). January & February: No Meetings March 24: Open Discussion Leader: Maxine Gilgoff, LISW

This program offers socialization, education, support and information about community resources. Sponsored by OSU Medical Center. Leader: Dr. Wanda McEntyre

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Mon

2:00PM–3:30PM No Fee

Mar 24

The Griswold Center turns 20 in 2014! Be on the lookout for information on all the festivities coming this June to commemorate two decades of fun.

Age 18Y and up • Tuller Lounge

Fri NOON–1:00PM No Fee

Ongoing

Worthington Widowhood Support Group Age 18Y and up • Tuller Lounge

Sponsored by Northwest Counseling Services, this is a monthly support group for men and women widowed for five years or less. Group offers support, socialization and help with adjustment to widowhood. Register for each meeting at least one day in advance by calling Northwest Counseling at 457–7876 ext.351. Meeting topics TBA. Leader: Mia Hall Thu

2:00PM–3:30PM No Fee

No Meeting in February Jan 16, Mar 20

Cards and Games Bridge

Pool and Darts

Join this group for an afternoon of card playing fun. New players always welcome. No registration required.

Drop in and play pool and darts at the Griswold Center. These times are set aside for pool and dart players. In addition, pool and darts can be played any time the room is not scheduled for another program. No registration needed.

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Wed 12:30PM–3:30PM No Fee

Age 18Y and up • Topping Room

No Class January 1 Ongoing

No Class January 1, 20 or February 17

Mon 9:00AM–NOON Wed 8:30AM–10:30AM No Fee

Bunco Party

Age 18Y and up • Topping Room

In some form or another, the dice game Bunco has been around since the late nineteenth century. Bunco is enjoying a big surge in popularity. So, what is it and how do you play? Come find out! It’s a light-hearted game, and the only skill needed is rolling the dice! Enjoy a fun afternoon of dice tossing, laughter, and socializing! Come and win a prize! Light refreshments provided. Please remember to register. $2 payable at the door. #24051 Fri #24052 Fri #24053 Fri

1:00PM–3:00PM 1:00PM–3:00PM 1:00PM–3:00PM

Jan 17 Feb 21 Mar 21

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

Age 18Y and up • Topping Room

Bring your poker face and learn how to play this exciting, new, fun style of poker played in many casinos, and seen on the Travel Channel’s World Poker Tour and ESPN’s World Series of Poker. Poker chips and cards will be provided. No money involved- but lots of fun. No registration required. Wed 1:00PM–3:00PM No Fee

Duplicate Bridge

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Card Party

Age 18Y and up • Topping Room • Thompson Room

Join our party and play Euchre or Bridge. Bridge starts at 5:30PM and Euchre starts at 6:30PM. There is a $1 donation for refreshments paid at the door. New players are always welcome. Please arrive by 6:30PM for Euchre. Leader: Linda Crannell

No Card Party December 24 & 31

Tue 5:30PM–9:00PM

Ongoing

Double Deck Pinochle

Duplicate or tournament bridge is also known as comparison bridge. The serious play never overshadows the atmosphere of friendship and sociability. It is best to arrive at the game with a partner. Singles are welcome but cannot be guaranteed a partner. No registration required. Leader: Dave Broek Thu 12:15PM–4:00PM No Fee

Ongoing

Ongoing

Wii Bowling League

Age 18Y and up • Topping Room

Do you miss the sounds of the bowling alley? Find them on the virtual lanes of the Wii. It’s an every-man-for-himself competition... That means there will be no teams and everyone competes on an individual basis. Lots of fun and could not be any easier! Mon

Mah-Jongg—National

No Class January 1

No Class January 20 or February 17

1:00PM–2:30PM No Fee

Jan 6–Mar 17

Age 18Y and up • Tuller Lounge

Age 18Y and up • Topping Room

This exciting card game combines all the fun of Euchre, Bridge, Hearts, Spades and even the children’s game, War. In other words, it is a trick-taking game. New players welcome. Thu NOON–3:30PM No Fee

Ongoing Ongoing

Ongoing

Now playing National Rules and looking for new players! Join us in the fascinating and challenging game popular in the U.S. since the 1920s.

No Class January 20 or February 17

Mon 9:30AM–NOON No Fee

Ongoing

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Register for Griswold Center programs on a monthly basis! See page 5 for all registration dates and information!


Griswold Center Programs Creative Arts Adventures in Writing

Living Better with Poetry

Project Linus Blankets

We write, we share and we listen. The muse (sometimes called Mr. Whatever) guides us to stories, poems, fact or fiction, serious or funny. Bring pen and paper then be warmed by a totally accepting environment and lots of wonderful.

This POETRY APPRECIATION class will meet weekly for discussion of both classical tradition and modern poetry. This class will require no written work, just attentive presence, basic respect for the topic and an open mind. (Note: although we’ll look at some traditional work, not every fine poem includes rhyme!) Class will be led by Dr. Joy Ellis McLemore, who has over 30 years of experience teaching college and university classes.

The Griswold Center will host Project Linus blanket workshops to be donated through the Columbus chapter. Decide what kind of blanket you would like to work on—crocheted, knitted, fleece and quilted are all accepted types of blankets by the project. Come and share your knowledge or learn a new skill while helping the children who need it most.

Age 18Y and up • Case Room

Tue 1:00PM–3:00PM No Fee

Ongoing

Bear Hugs

Age 18Y and up • Case Room

Have fun learning a new skill and making new friends while helping to brighten a child’s life. Learn the basics of making cloth teddy bears that will be donated to Children’s Hospital. You will learn how to sew, cut, stuff, and much more. We use assembly line production in this class so if you only want to do one part of creating these adorable bears that’s all you have to do. #24019 Thu No Fee

10:00AM–NOON

Jan 16–Mar 6

Creative Paper Collage

Age 18Y and up • Case Room

Join us for this creative and fun paper collage class using simple tools of paper, magazines and glue sticks. Jo Ann Dickinson, MA, has been teaching paper collage for several years as well as “The Artists Way”. She specializes in Adult Education Creative Arts and is excited to share her passion with you! Students are asked to bring a pack of construction paper and a glue stick. See the collage display on the 2nd Floor to preview her work and call Jo Ann Dickinson with questions, 888–7677. Fri 1:00PM–3:00PM No Fee

Ongoing

Cross-Stitch & Needlework Age 18Y and up • Case Room

Work on current projects! Share ideas, techniques, hints and support.

No Class January 20 or February 17

Mon 9:30AM–11:30AM No Fee

Ongoing

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

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Tue 1:30PM- 3:00PM FREE DEMO Tue 1:30PM- 3:00PM Tue 1:30PM- 3:00PM R $28 | NR $37

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Our Griswold Center chorus has become an outreach service to the community. When the Harmonaires are not rehearsing on Friday afternoons, we are going to sing in retirement villages, nursing homes, schools and other venues. A Griswold Center bus takes us to and from our engagements. We enjoy singing classic standards from the Hit Parade, musical theatre and novelty songs. If you enjoy singing in a casual, low-key environment, give the Harmonaires a try. We have a good time together! Instructor: Lori Hagerman Fri 1:30PM–2:30PM No Fee

No Class on January 20 or February 17 1:00PM–3:00PM

Jan 13–Mar 17

Jan 14–Feb 11 Feb 18–Mar 18

Age 18Y and up • Case Room

Open studio environment for all levels and media (acrylic, oil, watercolor, etc.) Free to work independently on own compositions, or can exercise option to join others in weekly sessions of more focused painting or drawing (still life, life drawing-clothed, portraits, etc.) Informal critique of work when mood and time allow. Tue 9:00AM–NOON No Fee

Ongoing

Paper Piecing

New!

Age 18Y and up • Case Room

Paper piecing is a popular quilt making technique. Paper pieced quilts are made by sewing pieces of fabric onto a foundation, but not always paper. Think of the paper as a temporary backing that’s pulled away - its drawn lines show you exactly where to stitch. Paper piecing is simple, and once you’ve made one pieced quilt you’ll know how to assemble them all. You will need to bring your own sewing machine. We will have a safe place to keep it during the 4 week class. Some basic supplies will be included. Additional supply list will be at the front desk. Instructor: Linda Crannell

No Class February 19 Feb 12–Mar 12

Age 18Y and up • Buttles Conference Room

For anyone who loves literature and good writing. Come and join our play reading group. There will be something for everyone- comedy, drama, romance and mystery! We will read scripts from many different styles, then discuss the themes and characters. Leader: Mary Williams Thu 10:00AM–NOON No Fee

Tee Shirt Quilt Making

New!

Age 18Y and up • Case Room

Have you ever wanted to make something with all those Tee Shirts you have saved? Well this is the time to get them out! We will be cutting them and making them into a quilt. Also combining a process called photo transfer, where you can incorporate favorite photos into the quilt as well. You will need to have some basic machine sewing skills. Some basic supplies will be included. Additional supply list will be at the front desk. Instructor: Linda Crannell

No Class January 22

#24100 Wed 9:00AM–11:30AM R $15 | NR $20

Jan 8–Feb 5

Theatre Class

Age 18Y and up • Case Room

Play Reading Group

Ongoing

This class is for anyone who has an interest in the theatre, including theatre games, improvisation, basic acting technique, storytelling, play reading and more. We will use scenes from plays (both comic and dramatic) as well as material from our own lives in improvisational exercises. Please feel free to bring written material that interests you and any improvisational themes you would like to explore! Instructor: Mary Williams Wed 1:45PM–3:15PM No Fee

No Class January 1 Ongoing

Ongoing

Knit Wits and Crochet Hooks Age 18Y and up • Tuller Lounge

All are invited to join the Knit Wits & Crochet Hooks group, who enjoy knitting, sharing stories, laughing and having fun! Come together to share patterns and skills of both knitting and crocheting while making gifts for family and friends. The KnitWits have sent over 100 children’s’ sweaters to World Vision and continue to work on prayer shawls for local churches. If you would like to learn the art of knitting, we’ll do our best to help you. Wed 10:00AM–NOON No Fee

#24068 Mon No Fee

Open Art for All Media and Levels

#24099 Wed 9:00AM–11:30AM R $15 | NR $20

Harmonaires

Jan 7

Age 18Y and up • Case Room

No Class January 1

The Community Center offers many creative programs like stained glass and pottery! See pages 18–19 for all program listings.

Ongoing

Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

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Griswold Center Programs Computer Programs Computers: Microsoft Word Basics

Computers: Microsoft Excel Basics

Participants will learn how to create new documents, edit documents, change font sizes, shapes, alignment, and more. Participants will also learn to save and retrieve Word documents effectively. These two sessions will provide participants an opportunity to create and save multiple documents, providing time for review and practice. This class is perfect for the person who has been hesitant to get started in Microsoft Word. Bring your own laptop with MS Word or use one of ours. All participants will receive a booklet outlining class materials. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent knowledge.

Whether it’s balancing your check book, putting together the family budget or generating charts for work, Microsoft Excel is the program for you. Improve the way you turn your data into information using powerful tools to analyze, communicate and share your results. Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that will enable users to track & manage data, addresses, financials, and more. Participants will learn how to create simple spread sheets, perform detailed calculations, and sort data. Basic computer knowledge is needed.

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

#24044 Thu 9:00AM–11:00AM R $40 | NR $52

Jan 9, Jan 16

Computers: Microsoft Word Beyond Basics Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

These sessions will provide hands on experience while participants expand upon the basics of Microsoft Word. Participants will continue learning by inserting pictures and borders into documents to create professional looking fliers. Participants will also learn to insert and manage bullets and numbers to create lists of items. Saving and retrieving documents will be reviewed. Finally, participants will learn keyboard shortcuts and mouse tricks to copy and paste text quickly and easily within a document or between documents. All participants will receive a booklet outlining class materials. Prerequisite: Intro to Word or equivalent knowledge. #24045 Thu 9:00AM–11:00AM R $40 | NR $52

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

#24046 Thu 9:00AM–11:00AM R $40 | NR $52

Feb 6, Feb 13

Build on the new skills that you gained in the Microsoft Excel Basics class. In this session we will learn how to create a monthly expenses spreadsheet. You will practice, entering data, using formulas to make calculations, sorting and learn about workbook and worksheet management. You will also learn about best practices and the many shortcuts available in Excel. Should have Excel basics or equivalent knowledge. #24047 Thu 9:00AM–11:00AM R $40 | NR $52

Feb 20, Feb 27

#24048 Thu 9:00AM–11:00AM R $20 | NR $26

Mar 6

Microsoft PowerPoint enables users to create exciting slide show presentations that can be used personally or for business. The programs can be used to accent your presentation in business meetings, family reunions, weddings or in school. Participants will learn to create, save and edit their own slide show using text, graphics, pictures, and animation. All participants will receive a booklet outlining class materials. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or equivalent knowledge.

Age 18Y and up

Topping Room

Mar 13, Mar 20

Computers: Removable Storage and Online Backup

Jan 23, Jan 30

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

New!

The world of digital photography is continually creating new and amazing ways to take, enhance, process, and distribute the images we take. The images we get often times need help from Photoshop Elements to make them pictures we want to share. We will spend time with the Organizer creating keyword tags, saving and finding files, and dealing with program changes to begin our class. We will move on to different ways to make adjustments to photographs and begin to explore Layers and their power. Files for this class will be provided; bring your own laptop with Photoshop Elements installed. Instructor: Joe Wagenhals

Layers is the most important Photoshop tool. Layers are a nondestructive method of editing images. This three hour workshop will teach you how to utilize the amazing power of layers through making selections, creating layers and layer masks, exploring blend modes, and using adjustment layers to gain an overall understanding of image manipulations using layers. This is a ‘hands-on’ workshop. Bring your own laptop with any version of Photoshop CS or Elements and the class files will be available to you. Instructor: Joe Wagenhals

Age 18Y and up • Case Room

Jan 23–Jan 30 Mar 6–Mar 13

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

#24148 Thu 6:00PM–9:00PM #24149 Thu 6:00PM–9:00PM R $34 | NR $44

Feb 6 Mar 20

Foreign Language Conversational Spanish

Speaking French

Brush up on your Spanish conversational skills in this new program. Leader: Guillermo Arango

Come together with speakers of French to maintain your conversational skills.

Age: 18Y and up • Topping Room

Ongoing

German Club

Age: 18Y and up • Buttles Conference Room

Join the German Club for discussion on German events, reading and translating of text, along with German conversation.

No Class January 20 or February 17

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This class will demonstrate how to use the combination of Microsoft Word & Microsoft Excel to easily make and print labels and how to keep and edit a list of names for future labels. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word & Excel Basics or equivalent knowledge

#24049 Thu 9:00AM–11:00AM R $40 | NR $52

Photoshop: Working with Layers

Mon 10:30AM–12:30PM No Fee

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Photoshop Elements

Fri 1:00PM–2:00PM No Fee

Computers: MailMerge: Labels Made Easy

Computers: Microsoft Excel Beyond Basics Computers: PowerPoint Basics

New Photoshop Classes by Joe Wagenhals!

#24146 Thu 6:00PM–9:00PM #24147 Thu 6:00PM–9:00PM R $67 | NR $87

Computer classes are instructed by Computer Gnome, Inc.

Age: 18Y and up • Buttles Conference Room Tue 1:30PM–3:45PM No Fee

Ongoing

Burning CD’s used to be the standard way to back up and store information or pictures. Now the flash drive has become the favorite device to quickly save, copy, and transfer information to an easy to use, portable memory. For really large amounts of backup we learn about External Hard Drives. Discuss the basics of cloud based storage for back up of your important files too. This class will help you decide which option to use as well as how to get it done. Learn the easiest ways to save data & pictures on any removable storage device as well as the correct way to install and remove that drive from your computer. Students may bring a flash drive, External Hard Drive and/or computer or use ones provided. #24050 Thu 9:00AM–11:00AM R $20 | NR $26

Mar 27

During Inclement Weather… Please remember that the Griswold Center closures and program cancellation decisions are made independent of the Worthington School District. This means that even though the schools may be closed, the Griswold Center may remain open and may hold programs as scheduled. Please see page 2 for the full Inclement Weather policy. If you have any questions on whether or not the Griswold Center is open or if your program is being held, please call the center at (614) 842-6320.

Ongoing

Register for Griswold Center programs on a monthly basis! See page 5 for all registration dates and information!


Griswold Center Programs General Interest

Shopping Trips

Armchair Travel

Cookie Baking

Join us for exciting presentations by our world travelers. Slide presentations, videos, and travel tips will entertain and inform you. Share in discussions with experienced travel buffs. January 22: “Traveling High and Low in India: Agra to Sikkim” by Barbara Gessaman February 19: “The Best Sights to See in New Mexico” by Jeff and June Hall March 19: “Wild New Zealand” by Linda Gabel

We need a team of bakers to help make cookies for program refreshments and bake sales at the Center. All ingredients will be provided-we just need extra hands. Please sign up.

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

#24054 #24055 #24056

Wed Wed Wed No Fee

10:00AM–11:30AM 10:00AM–11:30AM 10:00AM–11:30AM

Jan 22 Feb 19 Mar 19

Book Discussion

Age 18Y and up • Tuller Lounge

Meet with this group to discuss plot, characters and authors. Share your viewpoints, discover a variety of books, and recommend your favorites. January 14: The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates by Wes Moore February 11: Special selection by each member—Individual Choice (Limited discussion so all readers can share their “special” book) March 11: I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had by Tony Danza Tue

1:30PM–3:00PM No Fee

Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11

Soup On Fridays

Enjoy a delicious bowl of made from scratch soup, fresh from the Griswold Kitchen. The meal includes bread and something sweet. Check the bulletin board for the monthly menu. Program price of $4 per person is good until the Wednesday before each soup day. Registration day of or at the door will cost $5 per person. “There is nothing like a bowl of hot soup, it’s wisp of aromatic steam making the nostrils quiver with anticipation, to dispel the depressing effects of a grueling day... rain or snow in the streets, or bad news in the papers.” Louis P. DeGouy, The Soup Book 1949 #24069 #24070 #24071 #24072 #24073 #24074 #24075 #24076 #24077 #24078 #24079 #24080 #24081

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#24156 Wed No Fee

Jan 3 Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 7 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 7 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28

12:30PM–2:30PM

Sign-up to go grocery shopping. Once a quarter we will visit Polaris Fashion Place Mall. #24029 #24030 #24031 #24032 #24033 #24034 #24035 #24036 #24037 #24038 #24039 #24040 #24041

Feb 5

Cornerstones of Genealogy

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

This course establishes the foundation for all further genealogical research. It provides the beginning genealogist or family historian with the scope, understanding, and sources of information used to prepare a family tree or family history. Describes the uses and sources of Vital Statistics, Census Records, Land Records, and Probate Files. Includes topics such as military records, church records, identifying female ancestors, importance of source documentation, newspapers, family portraits, obscure sources, and record preservation. Summarizes special types of records available to add body to the basic information. #24191

Tue 10:00AM–NOON R $10 | NR $13

Mar 18

Investor Workshops

Age 18Y and up • Tuller Lounge

Participate in or listen to group discussions on topics that YOU would like covered. Topics could include: long term care insurance or health care expenses, CD’s, estate planning, stocks, mutual funds, annuities, etc. Instructor: Doug Smith Mon

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

18Y and up

Age 18Y and up • Kitchen

1:00PM–2:15PM No Fee

Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10

Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 22 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 19 Feb 24 Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 19 Mar 26

Tax Assistance

Age: 18Y and up • Thompson Room

This free Tax Assistance Program is co-sponsored by AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) and the Internal Revenue Service. Tax assistance is offered at the Griswold Center for anyone over the age of 60. Trained volunteers will assist you in filing State and Federal returns. Please bring the following information with you: 2013 W-2s, 1099s, Social Security income statement, dividend and capital gains statements, cost information regarding any stocks or mutual funds sold during 2013, and copies of 2012 State and Federal Tax returns. To schedule an appointment call (614)842-6320. Fri

By Appointment No Fee

Feb 7–Apr 11

World Laughter Tour

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Sing-Along with Lori

Age 18Y and up • Town Hall

Do you love to sing? Join the very talented Lori Hagerman as she leads an enjoyable sing-along featuring oldies but goodies. For March, put on your festive greens, surround yourself with friends, and sing-along with Lori while we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style! #24158 Fri No Fee

Meijer Walmart Kroger (Wed) Anderson’s / Trader Joe’s Meijer Walmart Kroger (Wed) Anderson’s /Trader Joe’s Tuttle Mall (Return @ 2PM) Anderson’s /Trader Joe’s Meijer Walmart Kroger

12:45PM–1:15PM

Mar 14

Did you know? Laughter reduces cortisol, which is a hormone that causes stress, and increases endorphins, which are the body’s own natural opiates—they make you happy. Laughter eases muscle tension, enhances blood oxygen levels and boosts circulation, increases pain tolerance, and more! This is not a comedy program, however we will laugh and have fun. Find out what everyone is laughing about! Certified Laughter Leader: Mary Kay Scott #24065 #24066 #24067

Wed Wed Wed No Fee

10:00AM–11:00AM 10:00AM–11:00AM 10:00AM–11:00AM

Jan 8 Feb 12 Mar 12

History and World Events Civil War Round Table

U.S. Presidents Study Group

Calling all history buffs! Come listen to and discuss a variety of topics relating to the Civil War as the Civil War Round Table commemorates the Civil War’s sesquicentennial. January 13: “Abraham Lincoln: Flip-Flopper in Chief” by Walt Kobalka February 24: “Was Lincoln a Great President?” by Koki Asakura March 10: “Food of the Civil War” by Jan Province

The President may be the Chief Executive, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, and the only person to get free prime-time network coverage whenever he wants, but the President is also human. Learn about the lives of the Presidents and the policy decisions that characterized their terms of office. January 27: “The History of the American Newspapers” by Ginger Price February 3: “How to Interpret the Vietnam War” by Robert Cook February 10: “How Women Got the Right to Vote” by Rita Gregorek March 17: “Tinian Island and the Enola Gay” by Norman Smith

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Mon

10:00AM–11:30AM No Fee

Jan 13, Feb 24, Mar 10

Current Events

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Join us and discuss the world and financial events and discuss the people and events that helped create them. Leader: Doug Smith Tue 11:00AM–NOON No Fee Visit us online at worthington.org for up-to-date information about WPRD programs & events!

Age 18Y and up • Thompson Room

Mon

10:00AM–11:30AM No Fee

Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Mar 17

Ongoing

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Griswold Center Programs Partnerships SALT—Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Safeguarding the rights and well-being of seniors is a key responsibility of Ohio’s criminal justice community. By working together, law enforcement and organizations that serve older adults can accomplish much more than they ever could achieve alone. Supported by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is now a Triad, or partnership involving law enforcement, seniors and community groups that work to prevent crimes targeting the elderly. Worthington’s SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) council work with Triad to present education and prevention programs and implement strategies to reduce or prevent crime. The Worthington area SALT council meets quarterly at the Griswold Center and is a great networking opportunity for seniors to share neighborhood information as well as hear from local law enforcement on recent trends. For more information call (614) 842-6320.

Westbridge Camera Club 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of each month 7:00–9:30 PM (September–May) Griswold members are invited to attend all Camera Club meetings. This club has been in existence for many years and has both experienced and beginning photographers. The first meeting of the month is devoted to educational programs with guest speakers in all disciplines of photography. The second meeting is for membership competition with over 150 photos displayed for judging. You do not have to enter competition to attend! Town Hall

Griswold Index Programs

Adventures in Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Alexander Technique, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Alzheimer’s Association Support Group . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Amazing Race, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Armchair Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Balance & Flex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Bear Hugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Book Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Bunco Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Card Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Chair Volleyball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Circuit Training Strength Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Civil War Round Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Computer Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Conversational Spanish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Cookie Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Cornerstones of Genealogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 CPR for Family & Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Creative Paper Collage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Cross-Stitch & Needlework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Current Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Delay the Disease™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Double Deck Pinochle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Duplicate Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Eat Better, Feel Better. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Fearless Falling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Feldenkrais Method®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Fitness Room Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Fit-Stik & Tubing Strength Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Foot Care Clinic & Cholesterol Screenings. . . . . . . . . 33 Fun and Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 German Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Hatha Yoga with Janet & Kathleen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Harmonaires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Investor Workshops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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Programs Continued

Jazzy Tap with a New York Flair!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Knit Wits and Crochet Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Line Dancing Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Living Better with Poetry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Vision Support Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mah-Jongg—National . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Massage Appointments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Open Art for All Media and Levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paper Piecing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photoshop Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pickleball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilates Mat work with Yoga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Play Reading Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pool and Darts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Linus Blankets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reflexology/Reiki/Massage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shopping Trips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SilverSneakers® Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sing-Along with Lori . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soup on Fridays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speaking French . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strength Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stroke Support Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Table Tennis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tai Chi for Arthritis—Beginners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tai Chi—Advanced. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tax Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tee Shirt Quilt Making. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Hold ‘Em Poker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theatre Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U.S. Presidents Study Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walking Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wii Bowling League. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . World Laughter Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Worthington Widowhood Support Group . . . . . . . . . . Yoga—Hatha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ZUMBA GOLD® at the Griswold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Events

Bessie Stringfield, Motorcycle Queen of Miami. . . . . Gardening & Beyond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearing Issues and New Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kick the Winter Blahs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lunch and Learn Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medicare Checkup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Safety Panel & Discussion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Security: 12 Keys to Optimizing Benefits . . . . Worthington Pizza Challenge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Trips

10 Miles of Desserts Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Adena Mansion Statehood Drama. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 BalletMet: Alice in Wonderland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 BalletMet: Symphony in C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 CAPA: Steel Magnolias. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Carpe Diem String Quartet & Mozart’s Cafe. . . . . . . . 29 Chocolate and History in Coshocton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Columbus Blue Jackets Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Davis-Shai House Victorian Valentine Tea. . . . . . . . . .29 Der Dutchman and Yutzy’s Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Early TV Museum & Starliner Diner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Exploring Urbana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Lily Chapel—Ashley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Mystery Brunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Mystery Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Playing by Air at the Midland Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Pulled Glass Flower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Ski Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 TWHS Winter Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Winter Hike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Trip Previews

Moose Safari & Alaska Yukon Trips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Historic Gettysburg Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30


Park Information Worthington Parks Improvement Fund Wilson Brid

The Worthington Parks Improvement Fund was created to preserve and enhance the city’s sixteen neighborhood parks. This fund allows gift donations to be used for a variety of needs ranging from plants to park structures.

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Citizens and friends of Worthington interested in donating are invited to read our informative donation brochure. For additional information please contact Celia Tincher at the Community Center at ctincher@ci.worthington.oh.us or (614) 436-2743.

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Non-profit community organizations with events in Worthington may apply for a permit to post a sign on the Village Green. Permits and more information are available on our website www.worthington.org and at the Community Center front desk. This is a free service.

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Available Facilities

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Community Center/All Children’s Playground: 345 East Wilson Bridge Rd. East Granville Rd. Park: 245 E. Granville Rd. Godown Park: 6099 Godown Rd. Heischman Park: 6744 Worthington-Galena Rd. Huntley Bowl Park: 6199 Huntley Rd. Indianola Park: 5500 Indianola Ave. Linworth Park: 5971 Linworth Rd. McCord Park: 333 East Wilson Bridge Rd. Olentangy River Parklands: 600 W. Wilson Bridge Rd. 9a: Whitney Playground 9b: Highgate Playground Park Boulevard Park: 125 Park Blvd. Perry Park: 2300 Collins Dr. Pingree Park: 374 Pingree Dr. Selby Park: 358 Selby Blvd. South Shaker Square Park: 888 Middlebury Ct. Snouffer Road Park: 2341 Snouffer Rd. Village Green: Corners of High St. & Dublin-Granville Rd. Wilson Hill Park: 1025 Ridgedale Dr. East Winding Adventures Skate Park: 600 W. Wilson Bridge Rd.

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Incorporate physical activity into your daily routine like household chores or after dinner walks. Allow time for free play. Take advantage of playgrounds and athletic fields. Take turns choosing fitness activities. Invest in simple equipment (balls, hula hoops, jump ropes). Don’t let the weather stop you! Build a snowman or take a winter hike. Cook a healthy meal together. Be sure to wear appropriate protective equipment. Everyone can play! Adapt activities for different levels of physical abilities. Staying fit improves self-esteem, helps maintain a healthy weight and decreases the risk of illnesses.

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Community Center Winter Programs & Aquatics Session I December 16, 17, 18 Aquatics Session II February 17, 18, 19

Griswold Center December 18, 19, 20 January 29, 30, 31 February 26, 27, 28

WPRD Winter 2014 Activity Brochure  

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