Parks and recreation classes for December |

Parks and recreation classes for December

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

Ballet. Students age 3 and older learn ballet and develop concentration, imagination, coordination, self-discipline and confidence. Classes at World Gym. Call recreation department for schedule and cost.

Yoga focuses on the body, mind and spirit with concentration on control, stretching and breathing. Class is 9:30-11 a.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Dec. 3-31 at the recreation annex building. Bring an exercise mat. Cost, $40.

Beginning Tai Chi. Learn this soft martial arts form with warm-ups, exercises and repetitions. The ongoing class is held on Saturdays in various locations. Cost is $5 per month.

Weapon certification. Course meets and exceeds Nevada State concealed weapon certification requirements for handguns. Class is 6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and Dec. 18 at the recreation annex and Dec. 19 at the Douglas County Shooting Range. Cost is $90 plus an additional $10 insurance fee.

Teen Dance for grades 6-8 includes DJ music and food, 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Building. Cost of $10 includes slice of pizza and a drink.

Adventure Camp Winter Break. Activities for kindergarten through sixth grade include field trips, arts and crafts, games, Monday through Friday, Dec. 21-31, at Jacks Valley and Scarselli elementary schools. Cost is $22 per day. Spaces are limited, pre-registration required.

Winter Wonderland. Children ages 5 -12 enjoy a day making holiday arts and crafts, playing games and watching movies. Event sponsored by the Sierra Nevada 20/30 Club and is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at Carson Valley Middle School. Cost is $15. Spaces are limited, pre-registration is required.

North Pole Calling. Children ages 3-6 receive a phone call from Santa from the North Pole. Complete hotline form at the Recreation Department to help Santa with his call. Volunteer Santas needed. Information, 782-9828.