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Garden City Recreation Department News: January, 3, 2012

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.

Adult Art Classes at Cluett Hall

Beginning Feb. 17, the Recreation Department will again offer an adult pastel class taught by Arleen Ruth Urban. This class is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Our classes will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s. The cost of the 10-week program will be $110 (Supplies are bought on your own—a supply list will be handed out at the first class).
This program will teach the beginner as well as advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/still life in pastels from photographs. Students will be given the option of dividing each 3-hour session between portrait or landscape, or they may concentrate solely on the subject of their choice.
Demonstrations will be available as needed throughout the program. Each student will receive the individual attention required to work at his or her own pace and level of expertise. Arleen Ruth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A winner of numerous awards, her commissioned portraits hang in the many Garden City homes.
To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Adult Beginner Tennis Lessons
Would you like to learn to play the game of tennis? If you are an adult who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City, here is your opportunity with our new learn and play tennis clinics. Our clinics will meet on Wednesdays from 12:30 – 2 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Jan. 11 and meet for nine weeks at a cost of $225. This program is for adults who are considered “ranked” beginners. If you are interested in joining, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to register.
This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Winter Preschool Arts and Crafts

The Garden City Recreation Department Preschool Arts & Crafts program is open to Garden City residents only, ages 3-½ to 5 yrs. Classes are 45 minutes long. The cost is $30.
Classes run for six weeks on:
Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. begins Jan. 17
Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. begins Jan. 18
For further information or to register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Adult Tennis Lesson Interest Form Now Available
Registration for the winter session of our Adult Tennis Lessons has now started. Classes will begin in January and are played at the Community Park Tennis Center. The department’s 10-week, one-hour class will cost $249. The Recreation Department offers lessons for adults of all ability levels. In order to create sessions geared to the needs of our residents, we are asking any adult who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City and is interested in our tennis lessons to fill out an interest form by visiting either our office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or downloading an application at www.gardencityrecreation.org. Please follow the directions listed.
Choose the days and times you are available to play and self-rate your tennis ability. Either drop off or mail your application with a check for $249 made payable to the Inc. Village of Garden City Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. by Dec. 30. Payment must accompany the form. Classes will then be made by grouping people of similar abilities according to the dates they are available. Your check will not be cashed until you are entered into a class.

Adult Yoga Registration Begins

Connie McKnight, our certified yoga instructor, has designed adult yoga classes with all ages in mind. Each class is one-hour long. All classes will begin in mid-January. Any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City is invited to join these relaxing classes. The session will run for 14 weeks at a cost of $91.
The course schedule is as follows:
Mondays at 7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 23 to be held in St. Paul’s Senior Center
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. beginning Jan. 11 to be held in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall
To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. or download and mail an application from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org.

After School Programs for Grades K-5

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter, the recreation staff will conduct a gym program for children in grades three to five.
This free program will consist of organized games and activities in a supervised setting. It will run from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. in St. Paul’s Field House now through Feb. 10, according to the following schedule:
Girls in grades three to five: Mondays from 3:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Grades K-two (All): Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Boys in grades three to five: Fridays from 3:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Sneakers must be worn for any activity in the field house.
Note: Once the children are in our facility, they will not be allowed to leave unless accompanied by an adult. Please come into the building to pick up your child and please be prompt. Again, this is a free program but a registration form is necessary, so please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to fill out a form.

After School Open Gym for Grades 7-12

The Garden City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that this winter we will sponsor an Open Gym program for basketball and volleyball for middle and high school aged students. This program will be conducted weekday afternoons after school in the St. Paul’s Field House.
The Winter Open Gym Program will provide the students an opportunity to participate in afterschool activities in a supervised setting. This program will begin on Dec. 6 and will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Please note: This is a time set aside for middle and high school students to enjoy our facility while having fun with their friends. No organized practices may take place at this time. Since the Recreation Department will provide supervision, no adults will be allowed in this field house at this time.

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 the information sheet. Walk-in residents and nonresident children attending Garden City Public Schools will be accepted beginning Dec. 19. Make checks payable to: 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.gardencityrecreation.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 a.m.-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 8-11 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 a.m.-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 a.m.-12:25 p.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 11 a.m.-12:25 p.m. SRADS

Saturday Men’s Basketball

The Recreation Department’s Saturday Men’s Baskeball program began 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, please call the Recreation Office at 465-4075.