July activities at Parks & Rec

Staff Reports

Douglas County Parks & Recreation offers activities and classes for children to seniors. Registration is required for all classes. Information at the office, 1327 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, or 782-9828.

Summer adventure camp activities include games, arts and crafts. Snack included. Cost is $22. Calendars available at the recreation department.

Introduction to horses. Students ages 6-18 learn basic horsemanship, general horse safety and basic riding skills, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays July 6-27, at Mountain View Equestrian Center. Cost is $80. Children under 9 must have parental supervision.

Beginning Riding I and II and horse management.

Students ages 9-18 learn basic English riding and horse management. Beginning riding I is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday - Friday, July 12-16. Beginning riding II is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 26-30. Cost is $275. Both sessions at Mountain View Equestrian Center.

Air brushing on ceramics. Students 13 and older airbrush three greenware pieces with non-toxic paints, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 31, 9-10 a.m. Aug. 7, and 1:30-2 p.m. Aug. 14. Cost is $80.

Introduction to violin. Third- to sixth-grade students get acquainted with the violin. Class is 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. July 19 - 23 at the recreation annex building. Cost is $35.

Youth and adult tennis clinics. Students learn the basics of serving, footwork, volley and ground strokes in weekly beginning and advanced clinics held through summer. Call parks and rec for class times and cost.

Beginning tai chi. Warm-ups, exercises and repetitions, Saturdays at Lampe Park by the senior center. Cost, $5 per month.

Concealed weapon certification. Course meets and exceeds Nevada State concealed weapon certification requirements for handguns. Class is 6-9:30 p.m. July 14 and July 16 at the recreation annex and July 17 at the Douglas County Shooting Range. Cost is $90 plus a $10 insurance fee.

Natural health approaches. Receive a complete personal health evaluation and learn natural ways to support and heal your body with foods, herbs, supplements and remedies. Class is 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays, July 6-27, at the recreation annex building. Cost, $40.

Yoga focuses on the body, mind and spirit with concentration on control, stretching and breathing. Class is 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, July 1-29, at the recreation annex building. Bring exercise mat. Cost, $40.


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