Parks & Recreation January schedule |

Parks & Recreation January schedule

Scarselli Elementary School third-grader Mira Kumagai during the Jump Rope for Heart kickoff on March 1. A jump rope for fitness class is Wednesdays at Meneley Elementary School or Thursdays at Pinon Hills Elementary School.
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Beginning Irish Dance

Ages 5-17 can learn the basic techniques and steps of traditional Irish dance and have the opportunity to participate in the local events. Class held 6:15-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7-28 at the Dance Workshop. Cost is $55.

Introduction to the Violin

Grades 3-6 will have the opportunity to discover the violin. Students will learn the proper way to hold the instrument and bow and will learn to play a few simple melodies. All materials and the use of a violin are included. Class held 3:30-4:15 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16 to Feb. 6 at Piñon Hills Elementary School. Cost is $25.

Jump Rope for Fun & Fitness

Participants ages 8 and older can learn jump rope skills. Class held 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Meneley Elementary School, or Thursdays at Piñon Hills Elementary School, Jan. 15- Feb. 13. Cost is $35.

Beginner’s Tai Chi

Learn this soft martial arts form that will include warm ups, exercises and repetitions. Class will be held on Saturdays and is on-going. Cost is $5 per month.

Ballroom Dancing

This is a chance to learn and practice the fundamentals of many popular dances. Class will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 10-31. Cost is $80 per couple or $45 for single.

All Day Scrapbooking Workshop

Instructor Jackie Gordon will share ideas, and have tools available for use. Class is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the senior center. Cost is $10 which includes a snack and water.

Dog Obedience

Learn to establish good conduct and curb bad habits and help you teach basic commands. Class held 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 26 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Building. Cost is $80.

Concealed Weapon Certification

This course will cover the requirements for Nevada State CCW and can be taken by CCW applicants or anyone wanting to learn to shoot handguns. Class will be taught 6-9:30 p.m. Jan. 15 and 17 at the recreation annex building, and 8-11 a.m. Jan. 18 at Douglas County Shooting Range. Cost is $90, plus an additional $10 insurance fee payable to the instructor. Spouses are half price.

Winter Scenes in Watercolor Workshop

Create your very own winter scene using watercolors. Supply list available at time of registration. Class will be 10 a.m.-2:20 p.m. Jan. 18 at the recreation annex building. Cost is $55.

Photographic Composition

Learn how to see great photo designs and composition and become skilled using lenses to accomplish the scene you want. Class will be held 6-9 p.m. Jan. 22 at the recreation annex building. Cost is $15.

Point and Shoot Photographic

Whether you use a cell phone or a point and shoot camera, this class is for you. Class will cover the similar techniques when photographing as well as composition and lighting. Class will be 6-9 p.m. Jan. 8 at the recreation annex building. Cost is $15.

Pre-registration is required for all classes through the Recreation Department. For more information call the Recreation Division at 782-9828.