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Douglas County Parks & Recreation classes offered this month

Record Courier Staff Reports

Douglas County Parks & Recreation offers classes and events each month. Spaces are limited for all classes. To register call 782-9828 or visit the office at 1327 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

— Ballroom dancing – March 23 through April 27, Fridays, 7-8 p.m., adults, Dance Workshop, $75 a couple – Learn the fundamentals of the fox trot, swing, waltz and Latin dances.

— Ballroom dancing 2 – March 23 through April 27, Fridays, 8-9 p.m., adults, Dance Workshop, $75 a couple – Learn a few more complicated dance moves. Prerequisite: Ballroom dancing 1.

— Beginner’s Tai Chi – March 10-31, Saturdays, 8-10 a.m., adults, Carson Valley Middle School, $5 – Tai Chi is a soft martial art or exercise form which originated in China.

— Dog obedience – March 28 through May 2, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., ages 8 and older, Douglas County Fairgrounds, $75 – If you need help in establishing good conduct and curbing bad habits, this course is for you.

— Easter pottery – March 12-26: Mondays, March 12 3:40-5:10 p.m.; March 19 3:40-4:40 p.m.; March 26 3:40-4:10 p.m., ages 7-12, recreation annex, $28 – Your child will create an Easter project that will make memories for years.

— Empowerment workshop – March 20, Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., ages 16 and older, recreation annex, $50 – oin this class to celebrate your best possibilities and your decision to create the most from any situation you encounter.

— Hip hop – March 7-28, Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m., ages 10-13, Dance Workshop, $45 – Here’s your chance to learn the latest moves for this popular dance style.

— Martial Arts Expo II – Saturday, March 17, noon to 4 p.m., ages 7 and older, Douglas County Fairgrounds, $5 – Join us for an afternoon of fun. This family event is a fundraiser for the Family Support Council of Douglas County.

— Parents night out – Saturday, March 17, 5:30-10 p.m., ages 4-12, Tumbleweeds Gymnastics, $25 – Take the opportunity to enjoy a night out while your children are having a blast.

— Practical pistol course – Saturday, March 17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ages 21 and older, Douglas County Shooting Range, $125 – This one-day course covers immediate action response drills, using active and moving targets. An additional $10 insurance fee is payable to the instructor.

— Renaissance swordsmanship – March 7-28, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., ages 11 and older, Gardnerville Elementary School, $20 – Students will learn basics of Renaissance swordsmanship.

— Scrapbooking – Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., adults, Gardnerville Elementary School, $10 – Enjoy an uninterrupted day of scrap booking on your own 6-foot table. Snacks, water, tools and support are available.

— Senior ballroom dancing – March 23 through April 27, Fridays, 2-3 p.m., ages 55 and older, Dance Workshop, $75 a couple – This is a chance to learn new dance skills or just tune up existing skills.

— “Snowshoe” Thompson tour – Saturday, March 10, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., adults, recreation annex, $35 or $25 with own equipment – Learn about the historical facts adventures of Snowshoe Thopson. This information tour sponsored by Hope Valley Outdoors Center will include equipment rental and tour.

— Spanish at Gardnerville Elementary School – March 8-29, Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m., grades first through sixth, $40 – This class is for students who wish to continue learning Spanish based on the Douglas County Elementary Spanish Curriculum.

— Tiny Tumblers – March 7-30, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-9:45 a.m., 6 months to 2 years, Tumbleweeds Gymnastics, $55 – This parent participation class promotes independent learning in sport, self-esteem and first friendships.

— Wine tour – Sunday, March 18, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., adults, recreation division, $40 – Spend the day in beautiful El Dorado County and Amador Couty exploring the rich vineyards and learning the art of wine tasting.

— Teen dance – Friday, March 16, 7-9:30 p.m., grades six through eight, Douglas County Fairgrounds, $5

— Battle of the Bands – Saturday, March 24, 4-10 p.m., 12-20 participating bands, Douglas County Fairgrounds, $5