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Recreation News

Published: November 4, 2012 4:03 AM

Polling site

 The Tallmadge Recreation Center will serve as a polling location for the Nov. 6 general election. Residents of Precincts 2-B, 2-C , 3-A, 3-B and 3-C will vote on Court 4 of the TRC. (The wrong precincts were listed in the Oct. 28 edition of the Express.)

TRC users are asked to be aware of the following considerations for Nov. 5 and 6:

* Nov. 5 -- SilverSneakers classes will be moved to Court 3; Zumba will also move to Court 3; and there will be no open gym basketball between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

* Nov. 6 --All courts will be closed until after voting has ended. There will be no open gym basketball or school team practice; SilverSneakers classes and BagBusters with Margo will be canceled; only the small 10-lap track will be utilized. Voters will enter through the door in the back of the building by Court 4.

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Home School Open Gym program -- two weeks left

 Home school open gyms for all home school students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be offered Thursdays from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. The current session will run through Nov. 15. Students will learn a variety of sports skills, key health and fitness concepts and how to establish personal fitness goals. No pre-registration is necessary and students may attend as often as they choose. Parents may choose to pay and play or pay to workout on their own. Cost is $3 for residents and $5 for non-residents. Each class begins with a half mile to 1 mile timed run. Upcoming schedule:

* Nov. 8 -- Basketball and soccer

* Nov. 15 -- Kickball & fun 'n stuff


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Beginner ballroom dance, intermediate swing dance classes

 Beginner ballroom and Latin dance and beginner salsa classes are being offered Wednesday evenings, Nov. 7 through Dec. 19 (no class Nov. 21). Intermediate swing dance class will be from 6 to 7 p.m. and will give students a more in-depth look at the steps, styles and patterns of swing dancing. Beginner ballroom and Latin dance will run from 7 to 8 p.m. and will teach participants the basics in waltz, swing, foxtrot, cha-cha and rumba. Partners are not necessary for either class. Cost is $60 per person. Register by Nov. 4 either at the TRC or online at www.tallmadgerecreation.org.

Both classes are led by instructor Joseph Rittenhouse, who has more than 20 years experience teaching dance and has received training from top dance professionals, including those from So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. Learn more about Rittenhouse on his website at www.josephballroomdancing.com.

Little Leapers with Renee

 Parents are invited to introduce their children to the world of gymnastics with Little Leapers. For the next session, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning classes will be available. The next sessions are Fridays, Nov. 9 through Dec. 21 or Saturdays, Nov. 10 through Dec. 22, with no classes Nov. 23 or 24. The Dynamic Duo class is designed for parents and children ages 18 months through 3 and will take place Fridays from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Parents of children ages 3 through 4 may sign up for the Puddle Jumpers class, offered Fridays from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Pond Hoppers is designed for children ages 4 1/2 through 6 and will be offered Fridays from 2:15 to 3 p.m. or Saturdays from 10:45 to 11:30 p.m. A new class for children ages 6 through 8, called Rising Stars, will be offered Fridays from 4:15 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Puddle Jumpers, Pond Hoppers and Rising Stars will introduce participants to beginning skills and progressions on floor, vault, beam and bars. Cost is $40 for Tallmadge residents and $45 for non-residents. Register at the TRC or online by Nov. 5.


Rockin' at the Rec

 Tallmadge middle school students are invited to the Rockin' at the Rec dance party Nov. 9 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. A DJ will keep the teens jumping all night long with games, contests, prizes and dancing. Inflatables, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, pizza and refreshments are also on the menu. Tickets will be sold at TMS during lunch hours the week of Nov. 5. Tickets are $7 pre-sale or $8 at the door.

Adult volleyball
open gyms

 A volleyball court has been set aside for recreational pick-up games on Thursdays from 8 to 10 p.m. through Feb. 7, 2013. These open gyms are designed for men and women, ages 16 and older, who want to get together and play volleyball in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Organized team practices are not permitted. Volleyball open gyms are free for TRC Blue and Gold members and $8 per person for non-members.

Trim the Fat before the Turkey

 TRC would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving as it invites everyone to visit the facility Thanksgiving Morning (Nov. 22) from 7 to 11 a.m. to get a jump start on everyone's calorie-burn for the day. All areas of the building will be open; however, no classes will be offered. All members may take an adult friend or family member with them on Thanksgiving morning free of charge. Members must be present with guests when they arrive and guests must take a valid photo ID.

American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Class

 An American Red Cross Babysitter's Training Class will be offered Nov. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The class, for ages 11 through 15, will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to safely and responsibly care for infants and children. The class covers topics like leadership development, the business of babysitting, safety, how to help children behave, basic child care and basic first aid. Children must attend both days of class to become certified in babysitting. Cost is $60 for TRC members and $65 for non-members. Register by Nov. 16.

Holiday Break Camp

 A Holiday Break Camp will be offered for children ages 5 through 13 Nov. 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The supervised day camp includes organized games, crafts, field trips, movies and use of the soccer field and basketball courts. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $13 per child per day for residents and $17 per child per day for non-residents. Each additional child, both resident and non-resident is $11 per day. Before and after camp activities are available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Children may be registered for before camp activities, after camp activities or both. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Cost for both before and after camp activities is $11 per child per day for residents and $13 per child per day for non-residents. Cost for either before camp activities or after camp activities is $8 per child per day for residents and $10 per child per day for non-residents. Registration requested by Nov. 13.

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