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Garden City Recreation Department News: October 8, 2010

Peewee Sports Sampler

The very popular Peewee Sports Sampler program is being offered this fall at St. Paul’s. In this six-week program, your child will get a taste of a different sport each week as the Recreation staff takes them through some fun skills and drills. Children, ages 4-5, who are residents of the Village of Garden City are invited to register for this fun program. The cost of each six-week session will be $75. Classes will be offered according to the following schedule:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

To register for this program, please visit the Recreation offices at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please note – children must be 4 years old by the start of the class in order to attend.

Recreation Dept’s Youth Tennis Team Tryouts Announced

Garden City Recreation will have tryouts for our USTA sponsored tennis teams on Saturday, Oct.16 and Sunday, Oct. 17 at the Community Park Tennis Facility.  Times will be announced next week. This program is for children who are residents of the Village of Garden City, ages 10 -18, who want to play tennis at the competitive level.  In order to make a team, the child must be able to serve, sustain a rally, and keep score.  Any child on the team is expected to attend weekly weekend practices, and travel to play in matches at other facilities.  The program runs from late October through April.  The cost of the program is $275. For further information please contact Sue Tarzian at 483-2525.

Childrens’ Yoga Classes

Due to the popularity of summer yoga camp, Connie McKnight, a certified yoga instructor, has designed children’s yoga classes with all levels in mind. All classes are held in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s and began the week of Sept. 20. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City, ages 6 to 18, is invited to join these relaxing classes.

The course schedule is as follows:

Children’s Yoga (ages 6 – 11) Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m.

Tween/Teen Yoga (ages 10-18) Fridays at 6:45 p.m.

All classes are 55 minutes, run for 10 weeks, and cost $60 per session. To register for either of these classes, visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Adult Tennis Interest Forms Are Available

The Garden City Recreation Department’s Fall Adult Tennis Lesson Applications are now available. In order to create sessions geared to the needs of our residents, we are asking any adult who is a resident in the Inc. Village of Garden City and is interested in our tennis lessons to visit the Recreation Department’s Administrative Offices at 108 Rockaway Ave. and pick up an application. Please follow the directions listed when filling out the application.

Choose the days and times you are available to play. Self-rate your tennis ability. Either drop off or mail your application to the Recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. by Sept. 28. Classes will then be made by grouping people of similar abilities according to the dates they are available. The 10-week, one-hour class will cost $249 and will start in early October. For further information, call 465-4075.

Youth Tennis Registration

The Recreation Department’s Fall Session of youth tennis instruction at the Community Park Tennis Center began on Monday, Sept. 27. Classes are available for ages 5–18. Limited openings are available. To register, pick up an application at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Recreation Department Platform Court Membership Application for Residents

The Community Park Platform Tennis resident membership covers anyone interested in playing platform tennis on a regular basis from Sept. 15, 2010 to April 15, 2011. This membership is open to any individual who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City. It covers unlimited play for the membership holder only under the rules and regulations set forth by the Garden City Recreation Department. It does not cover any programs or special events that the Recreation Department itself chooses to run, nor does it cover guests. Said events would require an additional fee if applicable. The fee for membership will be $225. To register for membership, visit the Recreation Administrative Offices at 108 Rockaway Ave. Checks should be made payable to the “Village of Garden City.”

Dance Conservatory Program

The Recreation Department’s Dance Conservatory Program began on Monday, Sept. 20. Creative Movement, Hip-hop, ballet, and tap for ages 4–18 are offered. Any child that is a Garden City resident may register for classes. The cost for this 25-week program is $225. There are limited openings available in the classes at this time. Visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave., for a list of open classes or to register.