Lots of great programs starting in the next few weeks!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
September 24th, 2013

Are you the parent of a preschooler?  The Sunrise Music for Youth Children programs starts on Tuesday, October 1 at 9:30am.  This preschool program for children ages 3 & 4 (and their parent or caregiver) is a 10 week program that introduces singing, rhythm, games and crafts.  The curriculum develops the children’s listening awareness, fine motor skills, social interactions, confidence and attention span.  All books, materials, instruments and a CD are included. 

Volleyball  at RSS has been given the “green light” to start up on Thursday October 10, at 7:30pm.  The program will run until December 12 and then take a break for the Christmas holidays.  The program requires clean, indoor running shoes and a full water bottle.  Fees are $2.00 drop in or $5.00 for the year, payable to the Coordinator. 

Pickleball is also starting up next week, 6:00pm on Wednesday night at RSS.   Pickleball is a racquet sport that uses a hard paddle and a polymer whiffle ball and combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.  The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court, but the net is mounted two inches lower and the playing area is smaller.  Robert Boyd is the coordinator for Pickleball and will bring two complete sets of equipment, for new players to use.   The program fee is $2.00, drop in. 

The Recreation Department is working with a new Instructor to start offering the Stretch and Strength Aerobics class again.  We’re still working out the details but we’re hoping to start the program on October 8.  Preregistration will be necessary.  Please call our office to inquire about dates and fees. 

The Art classes start next week!  Preschool Animal Art class starts on Tuesday October 1st at 9:00am in the Arena Lounge.  This parent participation class is an opportunity for you and your child to create art projects based on animals, using art supplies they might not have at home.  This is a great opportunity to be messy and creative, but not in your own home!  The Sculpture Kids Class is a four week program where kids will work on one, four step project.  It will involve planning, making an armature, covering it with paper mache, painting it and then adding details.   Class dates are October 7, 21, 28 and November 4, on Mondays from 4:00-5:00pm.  The Kids Art Class on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm starts on October 2 and runs until the end of November.  This is a general art class that allows kids to explore a variety of art techniques and mediums.  Kids will be taught basic drawing skills, including shading and adding colour, acrylic painting, brush strokes, colour mixing, sculpture techniques and printmaking through a theme of their choice.  Media Arts runs on Wednesdays from October 2 to November 27 from 5:15-6:15pm.  this is a computer based course, creating flipbooks, stop action movies and live action clips.  Kids will work through the film process….developing an idea, creating props, filming and editing.  Part of the process will include considering backgrounds and working with green screen. 

Are you Homeschooling children between the ages of 5-10 years?  The Art Instructor is offering a Home School Art Class starting Tuesday, October 8 from 12:00-1:30pm.  This course teaches basic, fundamental art skills that they can use throughout their life.  This class will be a combination of exercises, projects and art history using a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking. 

The children’s Co-Ed Recreation Hockey program starts on Thursday October 10 at 3:45pm and runs until February 2014.  For families with financial difficulties, an anonymous donor has provided the funds for two lucky participants.  Please register with the Recreation Department first and then enter to win the draw for children who could benefit from assistance.  The entry forms can be filled out at the Rossland News office. The draw takes place on October 8th. 

The Home Alone course has been postponed to allow for more registrations.  This course provides children with the skills they need to feel safe and confident in stressful situations, household mishaps and in the event of an emergency. 

Karate has been postponed while the Rec Department and the Instructor are investigating options for Insurance coverage.  We’ll update the participants and the community about a start date as soon as possible. 

On Friday September 27 at the Miners’ Union Hall, Cod Gone Wild is playing at this all age’s concert.  The show starts at 7:00pm with tickets being sold at the Alpine Grind, in Rossland.  Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.  For more information, check out their website at;  www.codgonewild.com

Check out the Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running.  From Storytime for toddlers to Teen Movie nigh, the Library has some excellent opportunities to connect with others and to further a love of literacy.

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