11/6/2013 9:04:00 AM Parks & Rec Events: November 6, 2013
Ice Skating at Tim's
The cold weather of winter is coming on quick, so grab your skates and join Tim's Toyota Center for another entertaining season on the ice with friends and family. Ice skating sessions are open now and will run through March 2014. PV Parks and Rec has a wide range of sizes in both hockey and figure skates for rent. Use of a helmet is available for those who want one, and skate trainer aids are available for the youngsters (helmets and trainers are free to use but quantities are limited). Skate rentals will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Programs this season include Open Skate, Adult Open Hockey, and various theme nights. Admission Fees: Children 12 and under, $2; Ages 13 and up, $4; Adult Open Hockey, $5 with own skates; Adult Open Hockey, $7 with rental skates; Skate Rentals, $3; Skate Sharpening, $5. Dates and times for Open Skate sessions vary through the week. The monthly skating calendar (dates and times subject to change) and Open Skate session times can be viewed on the Town's website at www.pvaz.net/Index.aspx?page=436, or call the Skating Hotline at 928-775-3165 for times and dates.
Sign up now for Create-A-Tree
Join the Town of Prescott Valley starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Prescott Valley Civic Center to kick off the winter season with the lighting of the Civic Center and grounds, Festival of Lights Parade and the 12th annual Create-A-Tree display. Create-A-Trees do not have to be green and have traditional decorations. Show your creativity - build a tree out of non-traditional, non-denominational, and non-flammable materials. Displays have been created from ladders, picture frames and other business/organizational materials. This will be a showcase of community artistic talent, open for public viewing from Dec. 6 through Jan. 3, to complement the annual lighting display at the Civic Center. There is no fee to participate. Special notes: All entries must be made from non-flammable and non-denominational materials. Because the Library and Civic Center are open public buildings, security of trees cannot be guaranteed. Please do not use decorations that are of significant personal or financial value. Your tree display is limited to the tree itself, side displays will not be accepted. No fresh cut trees allowed. If you use lights, you must provide your own extension cord. Electrical outlets are limited, as applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, be sure to make note on your application form if electricity is needed. Download application from the Town's website at www.pvaz.net and return your application form by Tuesday, Nov. 19 to the Town of Prescott Valley's Parks and Recreation Department.
Ballet and Tap
The Parks and Recreation department presents Beginner Ballet (3-6 years), Intermediate Ballet (6-12 years), Tap (3-12 years) and Mom and Me (All ages) classes for boys and girls. These are fun classes to introduce children to the world of dance. The students will be taught proper terminology and basic moves to increase their self-esteem and coordination. Classes will take place on Thursdays at the Granville Elementary School gym. Beginner Tap, 3:30-4: 15 p.m.; Beginner Ballet, 4:15-5 p.m.; Intermediate Ballet, 5-5:45 p.m.; Mom and Me Tap: 5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Session runs from Dec. 5-29. Cost is $24 per session. Pre-registration is required one week prior to start of session.
This Martial Arts program is designed as a family oriented program so parents and children can train together if they choose. Martial Arts will encompass areas of self-discipline, respect, coordination, stranger awareness, self-defense, light sparring, forms and strengthening the body. Instructor, Kyoshi Gary Morris, has taught many award-winning students and captured several championship titles. Martial Arts is for ages 5 and up, and takes place from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Shinpu-Ren Family Karate, 6740 E. 6th St., Suite A, Prescott Valley.
Session is Dec. 3-19. Cost is $45 per student, per session. Pre-registration is required one week prior to start of session.
Be A Better Basketball Player
Increase your basketball skills at the Be a Better Basketball Player program with instructor Roy Jenkins. Jenkins has coached high school basketball, run basketball camps and conducted basketball 'shooting academies." This program is designed for children ages 7-16. Classes run Mondays and Wednesdays at Bradshaw Mountain High School East gym, with 7-11 year olds at 5-6:15 p.m. and 12-16 year olds from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Session 1 is Nov. 6-25 and Session 2 is Dec. 2-18. Cost is $24 per student, per session. Pre-registration is required one week prior to start of session.
The Town of Prescott Valley's Line Dancing class has been designed for people who would like to learn the techniques of line dancing. No partner needed. If you already have some skills try the advanced level. Leather soled shoes (or smooth equivalent) are recommended. Classes are for ages 12 and up, and take place on Thursdays at the Bradshaw Mountain School East cafeteria. Beginners, 5:30 - 6:25 p.m.; Advanced 6:30-7:25 p.m. Session is Dec. 5-19. Cost is $5 per person, per class. Pre-registration is required one week prior to start of session.
Learn Hawaiian culture, values and the dances of Hawaii with Native Hawaiian and Hula Master, Instructor Kehau Chrisman. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes. Bring your own lunch/snacks, water and a 3-ring binder with paper. Hula classes are for ages 14 and up, and will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 23 and Dec. 14, in the Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room. Cost is $40. Pre-registration is required one week prior to class date.
Hawaiian Language and Chant
This class is open to people 15 and older who have an interest in Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Chant. Since one cannot chant in Hawaiian without knowing the language first, the beginning sessions will concentrate on learning the Hawaiian language. Participants will learn the techniques for proper Hawaiian chanting. Please bring a notebook and pen, and an audio recorder if you desire. Classes will take place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Dec. 14 in the Prescott Valley Library, Crystal Room.
This is a play-based fitness development class that will use some Karate terms and will include light Karate skills. Parents assist their child in a family friendly environment that will build focus and improve overall fitness for their child. Children will work with parental and instructor assistance to improve balance and coordination, gross motor skills, running, jumping, rolling, skipping, stretching and strengthening, listening skills and following directions. Classes are for ages 5 and up, and will run from 9-9:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Shinpu-Ren Family Karate, 6740 E. 6th St., Suite A. Session is Dec. 3-19. Cost is $45 per student/per session. Pre-registration is required one week prior to start of session.
Mommy and Me Self Defense Class
An opportunity for moms to get in their own workout session with basic self-defense training. This is a moderate impact, high energy workout driven by martial arts, and draws from an array of fitness and defense principles using kick bags, partners and other equipment. Support instructors monitor the floor and correct technique is stressed to prevent injury. Women will build strength, firm up and learn numerous self-defense applications. Classes are for ages 18 and up and run from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Shinpu-Ren Family Karate, 67400 E. 6th St., Suite A, Prescott Valley. Session is Dec. 3-19. Cost is $45. Pre-registration is required one week prior to start of session.
Learn Piano with Miss Joan. She's back from Wisconsin and excited to be teaching piano classes in the Prescott Valley Civic Center, Room 331. Classes for all ages run for 45 minutes each, the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Once registered, piano students will set up class times with the instructor. Session is Dec. 3 and 17. Cost is $50.
AM & PM Yoga
Lose weight, increase strength, flexibility and relieve stress with morning and evening Yoga classes. Classes are from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Prescott Valley Civic Center, Room 331. Ages 18 and up. Morning Session 2 runs from Nov. 14-26. Session 3 is Dec. 10-19. Evening Session 2 is Nov. 13-27. Session 3 is Dec. 9-23. Cost is $6 per class, or $42 for 7 classes.
Learn Guitar and Ukelele
Pete West is offering guitar and ukulele lessons for all ages. Learn techniques so you can play your favorite song or lead from your favorite guitar idol on either acoustic or electric guitar. The ukulele is commonly associated with island breezes, surf and sandy beaches. This compact instrument can make big music. Each class is a half-hour, one-on-one lesson with the instructor. Once you have signed up for this class, you will be put in contact with the instructor to schedule your weekly class.
Classes are available on Mondays between 3:30 and 8 p.m. (Dec. 2-16), and Wednesdays between 5 and 8 p.m. (Dec. 4-18) at the Prescott Valley Civic Center, Room 406. Some classes still are available for November. Cost is $75 for 4 classes, $60 for 3 classes, and $40 for 2 classes.
Instant Piano for the Hopelessly Busy
In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn all the chords you'll need to play any song in just one class. Class is for all ages, and will be from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the Prescott Valley Civic Center, Room 331. Cost is $59.
Expressive Self Portraits: Holiday Break
Over the holiday break, teens 12-18 can create an expressive self-portrait with acrylic paints. This class is a great opportunity for teens to try a new creative outlet. Each participant will take a self-portrait and create their own masterpiece. Classes will be from 1-3:30 p.m. on Dec. 30, 31 and Jan. 2, 3 at the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Cost is $40.
For more information on the programs and services offered by the Town of Prescott Valley please visit the Prescott Valley Parks & Recreation office on the 4th floor of the Civic Center at 7501 E. Civic Circle. Questions can be directed to the Department at 928-759-3090; email firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax: 928-759-5505. Register online for classes at www.pvaz.net.