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Fall into your new favorite activity with Tempe

Register for fall 2014 classes!

Post Date:08/14/2014 5:15 PM

Contact: Denise Rentschler
480-350-5209 Denise_Rentschler@tempe.gov

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TEMPE, Ariz. – The City of Tempe invites individuals and families to try a new activity, re-visit an old hobby, start a fitness routine or spend time with friends and loved ones this summer through a multitude of activities and classes offered during the Community Services Department’s Fall 2014 programming session. Course topics include: Adapted Recreation, Aquatics, Arts and Crafts, Boating, Books and Reading, Business and Computers, Dance, Music and Theater, Family Activities, Health and Fitness, Special Interest and Sports. Tempe’s quality programs are available for all ages and abilities at convenient times, locations and affordable prices.

The Fall 2014 Tempe Opportunities Brochure, complete with course descriptions and schedules, can be picked up at city facilities or viewed online at www.Tempe.gov/Brochure. Registration for Tempe residents is now available, and non-Tempe residents may begin registering for classes at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 18. Registration can be completed in-person at a City of Tempe recreation facility, via mail, by fax or online with a major credit card.

Most classes begin the first week of September, 2014. Here are just a few of Tempe’s new and continuing offerings:


Let’s Get Up and Move®
Foster a lifelong love of movement and play with the Let’s Get Up and Move® program. A variety of classes are offered for ages 1 month to 5 yrs. that use warm-ups, tumbling, gym equipment, parachutes, props, bubbles, songs, dance and more to exercise both mind and body. Try Fun-N-Fit Kids Music, Movement and Tumbling, Wee Play Cruisers, Wee Play Gymsters and Wee Play Runners.

NEW! Holiday Fun; Parent/Child
Celebrate the holidays around the world in this exciting series of one-day parent/child workshops designed for ages 2 to 4-years-old. Create fun holiday décor and gifts inspired by the places you “visit,” while further experiencing the culture through song and dance. Discover Diwali Day in India, have Turkey Time Fun for Thanksgiving, celebrate St. Lucia in Sweden, find out what it’s like to have Christmas in Germany, spend Christmas in France and explore the traditions of Christmas in America.


NEW! Horsemanship; Introduction to Horsemanship
Calling all cowgirls, cowboys and animal-lovers! Our new Horsemanship program gives you the chance to get up-close and personal with real horses. Learn grooming, leading, handling, tacking-up, as well as how to ride a horse. Further explore these beautiful creatures through art projects and hands-on activities. Classes are offered for ages 3 to 6 and 7 to 12-years-old. Gain the confidence to properly handle and care for horses, all while having a great time.

Flag Football
Is your young athlete ready for some football? The Flag Football; Small Ball Flag Leagues allow boys and girls in grades K-5 the opportunity to learn the fundamental concepts of the game. The first two weeks of the program will cover proper technique, offensive/defensive drills, teamwork, terminology and more, while the remaining five weeks will consist of practices and 10-minute four-quarter games.


NEW! Gymnastics; Trampoline and Tumbling for Teens
Get ready to twist, turn and fly high in the new Gymnastics; Trampoline and Tumbling for Teens. Aspiring gymnasts, athletes and teens of all skill levels are invited to learn the fundamentals of tumbling including rolls, handstands, round-offs and more. Teens ages 13 to 15-years-old will develop strength, flexibility, proper body alignment and muscle memory.

Photography; DSLR Basics for Teens
Say cheese! This DSLR Basics class for teens ages 15 years and older is perfect for photography novices and those looking to refresh their skills. Review your camera’s functions, care and maintenance. Learn about different types of photography and factors that affect your photos such as shutter speed, exposure, lighting, focal point and more.

Adults 18+ 

NEW! Pin This!
Are your online boards full of great pins and projects you want to try but just haven’t found the time? In our Pin This! one-day workshops, we provide the supplies for DIY’ers ages 18 and older to tackle the latest online trends. Choose from Wooden Signs, Stamped Jewelry, Party Themes, Crayon Art, Mason Jars and More, and Holiday Wreath. At just $20 per workshop, it’s easy to practice to perfection and make completed projects!

Retirement and Estate Planning
You’re never too young to start planning for the future and your retirement. In Retirement and Estate Planning, adults ages 18 and older will learn how to identify and evaluate their retirement plan to make it as effective as possible. In addition, learn how to supplement retirement income with other retirement plan investments such as IRAs.

Health and Fitness
Tempe’s fall Health and Fitness classes offer a wide variety of options for all skill levels to help keep you healthy and active. Whether you’re looking to continue a routine or try something new, we’ve got the perfect class for you. Pilates; Sampler gives students ages 16 and older the chance to try a variety of Pilates styles, movements and equipment for a full body workout. Functional Fitness Bootcamp for ages 18 and older incorporates conditioning, endurance, agility, flexibility and much more.

Adults 50+

Technology Classes
There’s a wealth of information and entertainment online, and we want you to be a part of it! Tempe offers an assortment of technology-based classes for users of all skill levels, ages 50 and older. Try Apps for Seniors – a free class that utilizes the Tempe Public Library’s new Outreach iPad Lab for the hands-on exploration of Apps, or Blogging made Easy where we show you how to share thoughts, writing, photos and more online by creating your own blog.

Cooking with Trena: A Cooking Series for Adults 50+
Impress your friends, family and yourself with new culinary skills acquired in our Cooking with Trena one-day workshops! Practice basic skills, explore culinary methodology and learn new ways to enhance your favorite recipes. Workshop themes include: Oktoberfest, Protein Possibilities, The Fall Harvest, Made with Milk, and Health Benefits of Herbs & Spices.


Sewing Programs
Whether you are new to sewing, are a sewing master or want some sewing mommy and me time, we have you covered with sewing classes for the family! Learn the basics and spend time practicing your skills in Sewing; Mommy and Me for ages 8 years and older. Spend quality time designing and creating projects with your teen in Sewing; Patterns or Sewing; Alterations for ages 15 and older.

Exercise; Family Yogi’s at Play!
Parents and kids alike will find joy in this active yoga class designed for ages 7 years and older! Class utilizes circus partner yoga, pop culture music and games to create a fun and comfortable environment. Yoga helps improve strength, flexibility, concentration and coordination for family members of all skill levels.

Adapted Recreation

Tempe’s Adapted Recreation Program provides a variety of classes, leagues and social events for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Adapted Sportball
Adapted Recreation is excited to continue its partnership with the Sportball franchise to provide an array of skill-building opportunities for participants with additional needs. Adapted Sportball improves physical and social skills, self-image and self-concept, while developing attention and listening skills for athletes with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.


Swimmers of all ages looking to learn how to swim or brush-up on their technique can find just the right lesson in Tempe. Children as young as 8-months-old can learn to swim in Parent-Assisted Lessons, and little swimmers ages 3 and older who are ready to learn independently can participate in Swim School or Stroke School Lessons. Swim lessons and water fitness classes including Shallow Water Exercise, Transitional Water Exercise and Aqua Zumba, as well as Aquatics High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) are available for adults, ages 15 and older.


Cardio Tennis
Tempe’s fast-paced tennis aerobics class will hone your skills and get you moving! Class incorporates tennis drills and games set to music, creating a fantastic workout for all ability levels. Classes meet for six-week sessions. Additional Tennis programs are available for Juniors (ages 4-15 yrs.) and Adults (ages 16 yrs.+) that introduce beginning players to the basic elements of the sport.

Ready to register? Here’s how:

1. Online at www.Tempe.gov/Brochure 
2. In-person at one of the following City of Tempe facilities:
    Recreation Services Office
    Edna Vihel Activities Center
    Pyle Adult Recreation Center
    Kiwanis Recreation Center
    Escalante Multi-Generational Center
    North Tempe Multi-Generational Center 
3. Fax in a registration form with credit card number to 480-350-5058.
4. Mail your registration to: Class Registration, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ, 85282.


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