tennis, scrapbooking, and safe online shopping for seniors!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
April 3rd, 2013

Are you a Senior interested in becoming more computer literate?  There are two excellent courses coming up that will help you to feel more comfortable and confident.   CBAL (Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy) is offering two, FREE! Seniors Computer Workshops in April.  Workshop #1: Learn how to use Facebook:  In this hands-on workshop you can set up your own Facebook page, upload photos and find friends and more! This workshop is located at Rossland Public Library on Wednesday April 17 from 11:00am to 1:30pm.  

Workshop #2: Learn all about shopping safely online.  In this workshop you will learn safe online practices, get helpful tips, and much more.  Come and practice your shopping skills!  The course is located at the Rossland Public Library on Friday April 19 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.  Register now as seats are limited!  Only 10 seats per workshop.   To register, please contact Tiffaney- (Greater Trail Community Literacy Coordinator) at 250.921.7289.

The Stardust Table Runner course offered by Deyanne Davies is Saturday, April 6 from 9:00-4:00pm in her Studio on Malde Creek Road.  Deyanne has recently been invited to participate in this year’s Canadian Quilters Association, National Juried Show – a prestigious honour that will have Deyanne exhibiting her work amongst the country’s best.  The Stardust Quilting course requires basic quilting knowledge and a sewing machine in good working order.  To discuss the course or to ask questions, please contact Deyanne directly at 250-362-7727.

There’s an introductory Scrapbooking class this Saturday, April 6 from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the Arena Lounge.   The class shows you how to create beautiful pages for your photos using various techniques, tools and materials.  This class is also an opportunity for those who know what they’re doing to devote an entire day to their hobby…..free from other distractions!  The Instructor will also take some time to demonstrate digital scrapbooking and how to make calendars, cards and scrapbooks.  Participants need to bring some snacks and a lunch. 

If you have some spare time and are interested in volunteering, the Rossland Food Bank is holding their AGM on Tuesday, April 9 at 12:00pm, in the Food Bank, at 1807 Columbia Avenue. 

If you’re a homeschooler, the Library has a new Homeschoolers Support program at the Library, on Friday afternoons.  For more information and a schedule, contact Lynn at children@rossland.bclibrary.caor call 250-362-7611. 

If you’re thinking about becoming a Lifeguard and you’ve already taken your Bronze Medallion, there’s a Standard First Aid coming up in May, with the NLS right behind it.  Contact the Castlegar Community Complex to register for the two day Standard First Aid course which runs Saturday May 11 & Sunday May 12.  The National Lifeguard Service Award starts two weeks later and runs over a month.  The Castlegar Complex can be reached at 250-365-3386. 

The Pottery classes that were to start the first week of April have been moved back to begin the second week of April.  The Munchkins Get Dirty Pottery class for kids 5-6 years is full and starts on Tuesday, April 9 at 3:00pm.  The Kids Clay Arts class for kids 7-12 years has a few spaces left and now starts on Tuesday April 9 and runs from 4:15-5:15pm.  The Youth Wheel and Handbuilding class for kids ages 10+ also has a few spaces left and now starts on Tuesday April 9th at 5:30pm. 

The Early Spin and Strength class is running at the Out of Bounds Fitness Studio from 6:10-7:00am on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting Wednesday, April 3 until Friday, May 10.  You can register for six sessions, twelve sessions or pay drop in.  Morning Zumba, evening Zumba and Stretch & Strength have all resumed after a break over Spring Break.  Morning Zumba is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30am, Stretch and Strength is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30am and evening Zumba is on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00pm.

There are lots of other new programs starting soon!  Tennis for kids ages 6-12 years starts April 15 at the MacLean Elementary School Gym.  Sarah Zanussi is running a Lasagna Pan Pottery class on Sunday april 21 and Sunday, May 26 from 9:00-12:00pm. The Yellow Flower Wall Hanging course that incorporates quilting and painting is being offered on the weekend of April 19 & 20.  If you need your boating certificate, Mike Fairweather is teaching the Boating Basics course – the Canadian Coast Guard accredited boating proficiency course.  The all-day course is being held in the Arena Lounge on Saturday, April 13.  For little tykes, there’s Preschool T-Ball and Tumbalina with Pam Shirley and Creative Movements with Kootenay Danceworks.  For children ages 5-10 years, there’s Little Kids Rugby, REC Gymnastics, Bike Maintenance, Tennis, Mountain Biking Courses and Pottery.  For Youth, check out the Babysitters Course and some more advanced Mountain Biking courses.  There are also several exciting new Mountain Biking courses, including a Bike Maintenance course for women, offered by Revolution Cycles.

Give the Recreation Department a call to register, at 250-362-2327 or email us, at recreation@rossland.ca.


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