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Garden City Recreation Department News: November 21, 2011

In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at www.gardencityrecreation.org to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements.

Second Session of Peewee Sports Sampler Announced

The second session of the Recreation Department’s Peewee Sports Sampler will begin the week of Dec. 12. This program is designed especially for the young child as a positive introductory experience to sports. Each session runs for six weeks and each class is 50 minutes long. Children participating must be 4 years old by the start of the session in order to attend. We will offer classes according to the following schedule:

Tuesdays at 12:30 pm or 1:45 pm
Wednesdays at 12:30 pm or 1:45 pm

The cost of each session will be $75. To register, please visit our Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Winter Floor Hockey Program

The Garden City Recreation Department is proud to announce it will once again offer a Floor Hockey Program this winter at Field House @ St. Paul’s. The program will be open to village residents between the ages of 5 and 12 on select Fridays according to the following schedule:

Ages 5-7: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Ages 8-12: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The cost of this program will be $25. All participants are required to wear the following equipment at all times: Hockey helmet with cage, hockey gloves, shin pads, hockey stick and sneakers.

To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download an application from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org.

Preschool Arts and Crafts

The Recreation Department will be running its popular Preschool Arts and Crafts classes began the week of Nov. 14. These 45-minute classes will run for five weeks and are open to any Garden City resident ages 3-½ to 5 years. Your child must be the appropriate age by the start of the class in order to participate. Classes will be held according to the following schedule:

Mondays from 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Fridays from 12:15 to 1 p.m.

The cost of each session will be $25. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Community Tennis Center Instructional Programs for Winter 2012

We are pleased to announce the start of registration for our Winter Indoor Tennis Program for Children at the Community Park Tennis Center. Registration for Session One lessons begins immediately for residents of the village.

A schedule of classes and a registration form is on the reverse side of this information sheet. Walk in residents and nonresident children attending Garden City Public Schools will be accepted beginning Dec. 19. Make checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

Winter Session — Classes begin Monday, January 23

Tots Ages 4-5

PeeWee - Ages 5 to 7: Introduction to Tennis, emphasizing basic movement and striking skills in a fun game-playing environment.

Novice - Ages 6 to 7: Continued development of basic movement and striking skills on a full size court. Serving and scorekeeping will be introduced. Past tennis experience required.

Junior - Ages 8 to 11: Extension of Novice Level program. Continued emphasis on striking concepts, movement, and skills related to tennis.

Junior Advanced - Ages 8 to 11: For the more serious, more advanced students. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour time slots. Experience required.

Senior - Ages 12 and older: Extension of Junior Program, continued emphasis on fundamentals and skills related to tennis play.

Senior Advanced - Ages 12 and older: For the more serious, more advanced student. These lessons are offered in 1 1/2 hour time slots. Experience required.

Ultimate Workout: For experienced Junior and Senior Level Tennis Players who want to hone their skills and get a good workout.

To register: by mail only, no walk-in registrations will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 19. We cannot be held responsible for delays in the mail. To register, pick up an application at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download the application from our website at www.garden cityrecreation.org. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade, the class for which you are registering with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

The classes offered are as follows:

Tots Cost $150 Ages 4 to 5 (preschool)
Tuesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTST
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSW
Friday 1:30 – 2:25 p.m.TOTSF1
Friday 2:30 - 3:25 p.m. TOTSF2
Friday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSF3
Saturday 12:30 – 1:25 p.m. TOTSS12

Pee Wee Cost - $150 Ages 5-7 (5 and in kindergarten) Beginners
Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWM3
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWM4
Tuesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWT3
Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWT4
Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWW3
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWW4
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWTH3
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWTH4
Friday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. PWF
Saturday 11:30-12:25 p.m. PWS11

Novice Cost - $210 Ages 6 -7 with tennis experience
Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVM3
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVM4
Monday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVM5
Tuesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVT3
Tuesday 4:30 -5:25 p.m. NVT4
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. NVW3
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVW4
Wednesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVW5
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVTH3
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVTH4
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVTH5
Friday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVF3
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVF4
Saturday 10-10:55 a.m. NVS10
Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. NVS1

Junior Cost - $240 Ages 8 to 11 Beginners
Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRM3
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRM4
Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRT
Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRW3
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRW4
Wednesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. JRW5
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRTH3
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRTH4
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. JRTH5
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRF
Saturday 11:30-12:25 p.m. JRS
Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. JRS1

Junior Advanced Cost - $320 Ages 8 – 11 with tennis experience
Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADM
Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADT
Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADW
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADF
Saturday 11-12:25 a.m. JRADS

Ultimate Workout Cost - $320 for children drills for the experienced player
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. Juniors ages 9-11 JUW1
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. Seniors ages 12 and up SUW1

Senior Cost - $240 Ages 12 and up Beginners
Tuesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTU
Wednesday 5:30-6: 25 p.m. SRW
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTH
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. SRF
Saturday 12:30-1:25 p.m. SRS

Senior/Advanced Cost - $320 Ages 12 and Up with tennis experience
Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADM
Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADT
Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADW
Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADF
Saturday 11a.m.-12:25 p.m.SRADS

Swimming Lesson Registration Begins

The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for Village residents at the Adelphi University Swimming Pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be 6 years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 11 week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. Classes are taught by Red Cross certified instructors. The cost is $75.

Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.

To register: by mail only, no walk in registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, Nov. 29. We cannot be held responsible for delays in the mail. To register, pick up an application at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download the application from the website at www.garden cityrecreation.org. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade, the class for which you are registering with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2 – For children who have taken a lesson but need to learn fundamental skills
Level 3 – Will build on fundamental skills by providing guided practices
Level 4 – Develops confidence in the strokes learned and improves other aquatic skills
Level 5 – Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes
Level 6P – Personal Water Safety - stresses survival floating, treading water, swimming in clothes, etc.
Level 6F – Water Fitness – sessions will cover learning training techniques, how to use fins, kickboards, pace, clock, etc.

Classes offered are as follows: CODE

10 a.m. Level 1 (10 maximum) 10-1
10 a.m. Level 3 (10 maximum) 10-3
10 a.m. Level 6F (12 maximum) 10-6F
Noon Level 2 (10 maximum) 12-2
Noon Level 4 (10 maximum) 12-4
Noon Level 5 (10 maximum) 12-5
Noon Level 6P (12 maximum) 12-6P
1 p.m. Level 1 (10 maximum) 1-1
1 p.m. Level 2 (10 maximum) 1-2
1 p.m. Level 4 (10 maximum) 1-4

Interview Dates for Summer Pool Employment

The Recreation Department is announcing the start of a series of interviews for summer jobs at the Garden City Pool. If you enjoy being outdoors and are willing to make a commitment to be a part of a team that works hard to provide quality facilities to our residents, we’d like to meet you!

If you are presently a high school senior (graduating in June 2012) or older, are available to start working June 12, 2012, and are looking for a great summer job, stop in the Recreation Office in Village Hall, pick up an application and make an appointment for an interview To register for an interview call 465-4075.

Reminder: Even if you were employed by the pool last year, you are still required to reapply and be interviewed for the upcoming season.

Interviews will be held in 15-minute interviews at Village Hall on the following dates (meeting room in parentheses):

Tuesday, December 27
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Cluett Hall)

Wednesday, December 28
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Main Rec. Office)

Thursday, December 29
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Cluett Hall)

Friday, December 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Cluett Hall)

Tuesday, January 3
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Cluett Hall)

Wednesday, January 4
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Cluett Hall)

Thursday, January 5
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Cluett Hall)

Saturday Men’s Basketball

The Recreation Department’s Saturday Men’s Baskeball program will begin on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Middle School South Gym. This free program is open to Adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Games are strictly “pickup” and game time is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The program is monitored by the Recreation Department’s staff. For further information, call the Recreation Office at 465-4075.