Mercer Island

Fall 2016 / Winter 2017

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Guide

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14 Fall 2016/Winter 2017 YOUTH/TEENS After School Art For Kids NEW! Kids will create fun projects and explore creativity using pen and ink, charcoal, soft and oil pastels and acrylics (all supplies are furnished). Dress to get messy! To learn more about this program, and to see examples of students' work, visit www.artforkidsschool.com. Ages: 5 - 7 Day: Thr Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm Instructor: Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center Course # Date Resident/Non-Resident Fee 16609 Sep 8 - Dec 15* $166/$198 16613 Jan 12 - Apr 6 $166/$198 *No Class Oct 13, Nov 24 Ballet Dancers begin to develop classical ballet lines and basic technique with barre and floor exercises. Improvisation and choreography are encouraged. Flexibility, coordination, strength, grace, and creativity increase in a nurturing and developmentally appropriate atmosphere. Opportunities for creativity and informal performance are provided. Participants are encouraged to wear leotards with tights and ballet shoes. Parents may join the last class to watch and take pictures. For more information visit www.emeraldballet.org. Age: 5 - 8 Time: 4:40pm - 5:40pm Instructor: Emerald Ballet Theatre Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center Dance Room Course # Day Date Resident/Non- Resident Fee 16628 Tue Sep 27 - Dec 13 $154/$184 16629 Tue Jan 10 - Mar 28 $154/$184 Birthday Parties On Us! We are providing scholarship birthday parties for kids 18 years and under! If you are a parent or guardian in need of financial assistance, contact Cheryl Manriquez in the Youth & Family Services Department, at Cheryl. Manriquez@mercergov.org or (206) 275-7869. Upon qualification, your party is on us at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center! Cheryl will connect you with Parks & Recreation staff to book your party at a discounted rate or for FREE! We book one scholarship birthday party per month, first-come, first-served. Limit one party per family, per year. Super Sitters This program is designed to train young people in basic babysitting and home-alone skills. Students completing this course will be better prepared to provide a safer and more positive infant/child care experience. Taught by a hospital- qualified instructor, this class includes parent expectations, basic first aid, home and fire safety, Heimlich maneuver, telephone tips, toys and activities and infant care. Participants receive a Babysitting 101 handbook and a course completion certificate upon completion of the class. Bring a morning snack, sack lunch, and a drink. Fee: $49 Resident $58 Non-Resident Instructor: Super Sitters LLC Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center Course # Age Day Date Time 16633 11 - 15 Sat Dec 3 9am - 2pm 16634 11 - 15 Sat Feb 4 9am - 2pm Sing With Our Kids, Family Sing Alongs Bring your whole family to join Nancy Stewart in a good old- fashioned sing along! Lyrics and chords will be provided, so dust off that guitar, ukulele or other instrument of choice and play along too! Ages: All Day: Thr Dates: Oct 20 - Nov 10 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Fee: FREE Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center Mother Goose Guitar For adults who want to play simple songs with young children (parents, grandparents, teachers, etc.). Instructor Nancy Stewart, in partnership with Sing with Our Kids Early Learning Project, will teach you how to play songs your children will love. Loaner guitars available upon request. Please email nancystewartmusic@gmail.com. Ages: All Day: Thr Dates: Sep 22 - Oct 13 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Fee: $30 Material fee paid to instructor (includes cuorse book and CD) Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center

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