At the Rec - City of Vandalia

 
At the Rec - City of Vandalia
at the Rec
January - April 2020
Program Guide

   VPRD provides quality and diverse programs. We offer            We will see
     opportunities that include: swim lessons, youth and
        adult athletics, fitness classes, youth, family and
                                                                   you on the
                 preschool programs and special events!            healthy side!
          Online & walk-in registration begins Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 am.
                                                 Visit www.vandaliareccenter.com
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Table of Contents
                                                                                                                    Level 3: Stroke Development...................................................................10
   general information
                                                                                                                    Homeschool Level 3: Stroke Development..............................................10
  Registering in Advance............................................................................... 4           Level 4: Stroke Improvement....................................................................10
  Online Registration..................................................................................... 4        Level 5: Stroke Refinement...................................................................... 10
  Winter Weather Policy ............................................................................... 4           Level 6: Skill Proficiency........................................................................... 11
  VRC Hours of Operation............................................................................. 4             Homeschool Levels 4, 5, & 6.................................................................... 11
  Vandalia Rec Center Specials.................................................................... 4                Lifeguard Pre-Screen Swim Evaluation.................................................... 11
  Contact Information.................................................................................... 5         Butler Youth Swim Camp.......................................................................... 11
  Celebrate your Birthday at the VRC!.......................................................... 5                   Lifeguard Training..................................................................................... 11
  Have your next Group Outing at the VRC!.................................................5
  Vandalia Rec Center Memberships............................................................ 5
                                                                                                                     fitness
  Refund Policy............................................................................................. 5
                                                                                                                    Personal Training at the Vandalia Rec Center..........................................12
                                                                                                                    Cardio Drumming..................................................................................... 12
   athletics
                                                                                                                    Free Wall Nights....................................................................................... 12
  Adult League Free Agent List..................................................................... 6               Senior Volleyball....................................................................................... 12
  Cornhole..................................................................................................... 6   Senior Pickleball....................................................................................... 12
  Baseball Clinics.......................................................................................... 6      TivityHealth™ SilverSneakers® Fitness Program....................................12
  Junior Aikido............................................................................................... 6
  2020 Boys Baseball and Girls Softball Registration...................................7                             adults
  Start Smart Baseball-Softball..................................................................... 7
  Men’s Summer Softball Leagues................................................................ 7                   Strollers In Motion..................................................................................... 13
  Coed Summer Softball............................................................................... 7             Adult Healthy Cooking Classes................................................................14
  Umpires Wanted......................................................................................... 7         “Parents, Teens and Money Matters”.......................................................14
  Volunteer Youth Sports Coaches................................................................ 7                  “Will Your Taxes Affect Your Retirement?”................................................14

   aquatics                                                                                                          youth
                                                                                                                    Kids Night Out.......................................................................................... 15
  Swim Instruction......................................................................................... 8
                                                                                                                    Underwater Easter Egg Hunt ................................................................... 15
  Swim Instruction......................................................................................... 8
                                                                                                                    Kids Home Alone Class............................................................................ 15
  Private Swim Lessons................................................................................ 8
                                                                                                                    Campfire Cookout..................................................................................... 15
  Adult Learn to Swim Program..................................................................... 8
                                                                                                                    Bees for Beginners................................................................................... 15
  Parent & Child Aquatics Level 1................................................................. 9
                                                                                                                    HHC Kids Cooking Classes...................................................................... 16
  Parent & Child Aquatics Level 2................................................................. 9
                                                                                                                    Rose for Mom........................................................................................... 17
  Preschool Aquatics Programs.................................................................... 9
                                                                                                                    Prince & Princess Spa Day......................................................................17
  Preschool Aquatics Level 1........................................................................ 9
                                                                                                                    CampREC................................................................................................ 17
  Preschool Aquatics Level 2........................................................................ 9
                                                                                                                    Camp Laffalot: Spring Break Camp..........................................................17
  Preschool Aquatics Level 3........................................................................ 9
  Combined Preschool Aquatics Level 2 and Level 3...................................9
  Learn to Swim Programs............................................................................ 9
  Level 1: Intro to Aquatic Skills................................................................... 10
  Homeschool Level 1: Intro to Aquatic Skills..............................................10
  Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills......................................................... 10
  Homeschool Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills....................................10                              Table of Contents Continued On Page 3

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Table of Contents Continued
   pre-school
  Zoom Around the Room........................................................................... 18
  Wildlife Encounter..................................................................................... 18
  Valentine’s Day Celebration..................................................................... 18
  Dr. Seuss Day Celebratio......................................................................... 18
  St. Patrick’s Day Slime............................................................................. 18
  Tiny Tikes Easter Egg Hunt...................................................................... 18
  Lil Busy Bees............................................................................................ 19
  Playful Picassos....................................................................................... 19
  HHC Sprouts Preschool “Parent/Grandparent & Me”...............................19
  Cooking Classes....................................................................................... 19

   special events
  Christmas Tree Throw Off........................................................................ 20
  Snow Creation Contest............................................................................. 20
  Tree City Vandalia Photo Challenge......................................................... 20
  Pic-N-Park................................................................................................ 20
  Homeschool Takeover.............................................................................. 21
  February Family Fun Night....................................................................... 21
  VRC March Madness............................................................................... 21
  Annual Vandalia Community Egg Hunt....................................................21

   senior center
  Membership Information........................................................................... 22
  Transportation.......................................................................................... 22
  Sinclair College for Lifelong Learning.......................................................22
  Card & Game Groups............................................................................... 22

  Weather Information
  Download the Rainout Line app
  Call 937.552.2200

  Like the Vandalia Recreation Center on Facebook
  Follow the Vandalia Recreation Center on Twitter

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general information
                                                                                    Vandalia Recreation Center Hours of Operation
  Registering in Advance                                                            October 1st - May 31st:
  Most programs require a minimum number of                                         Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:00pm
  participants. If a program minimum is not met by the                              Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
                                                                                    Sunday: 12:00noon - 6:00pm
  deadline date, the program is subject to cancellation.
  We kindly request that you register at least five days                            June 1st - September 30th
  prior to the activity or class.                                                   Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 9:00pm
                                                                                    Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
                This symbol indicates a drop-in program;                            Sunday: 12:00noon - 6:00pm

                you do not need to register prior to the 		                         Visit www.vandaliareccenter.com for operating schedules
                                                                                    of the individual areas.
                program and the program does not have a
                minimum participation count.                                        Vandalia Recreation Center
                                                                                    Closings & Holiday Hours
                                                                                    Sunday, January 1, 2020 - VRC CLOSED
  Save Time and Register Online                                                     Sunday, April 12, 2020- VRC CLOSED
  Have a username and password…sign up at https://webtrac.vandaliaohio.org.

  Don’t have a username and password…let us issue you one! Send your name,
  address, phone number and the name, birthdate, gender and                         Vandalia Rec Center Specials
  grade (if applicable) of those you want to register in your household to
  vrcinfo@vandaliaohio.org.                                                         Holiday Membership and Gift Card Special
                                                                                    Get a head start on your New Year’s Resolution and save 17% on VRC
  Register online by Friday, January 10, 2020 and save $5 by utilizing coupon       Memberships and Gift card purchases of $50 or more!
  code WINTER20 at checkout.                                                        Offer good, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020.
                                                                                    Special not valid on previous gift card or membership purchases.

  Did you know?                                                                     Community Gardens at Jeffers Park
  The Vandalia Recreation Center is a certified facility for: Silver Sneakers®,     On March 1, 2020 Residents of Vandalia can purchase a 15’x20’ garden
  Forever Fit®, Prime®, Silver&Fit®, Active&Fit®, OPTUM® & the Blue                 plot at Jeffers Park, 407 Halcyon Dr.
  Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Fitness Discount Program.
                                                                                    22 plots with a water source are available on a first come, first serve
                                                                                    basis. Contact the Parks Department at 937-415-2353 or
                                                                                    mweber@vandaliaohio.org for more information.
  Winter Weather Policy
  Rainout Line: (937) 552-2200
  Facebook: www.facebook.com/VandaliaRec
  During inclement weather the Recreation Center and its programs/classes
  will maintain normal operating hours unless directed otherwise by
  management and as long as instructors and staff are available. If a
  decision is made to cancel programs/classes or to close the facility, we
  will post it on the Rec Center’s Facebook page, and on the Rainout Line
  ASAP. Although we strive to give early notice of cancellations, various
  circumstances could affect our ability to notify the public in a timely manner.
  We only update our Rainout Line when cancellations have been made.

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  Have a question? Contact us…
  Athletics                                               Membership Accounts/                                 VRC Facility Manager
  John Myers                                              Front Desk Supervisor                                Alicia McCracken
  jmyers@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2333                      Sharon Hamby                                         amccracken@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2347
                                                          shamby@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2331
  Aquatics - 415-2338                                                                                          Recreation Superintendent
                                                          Recreation Center - 415-2340                         Jeff Kreill
  Swim Lessons
                                                          1111 Stonequarry Road                                jkreill@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2339
  Maddison Blackwell
                                                          Dayton, OH 45414
  mblackwell@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2348                                                                     Parks Superintendent
                                                          Parks Division - 415-2353                            Rudy Wells
  Camp & Youth Programs
                                                                                                               rwells@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2353
  Aaron Messenger                                         Senior Center - 898-1232
  amessenger@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2334                  21 Tionda Drive South                                Cassel Hills Golf General Manager & Golf Pro
                                                          Vandalia, OH 45377                                   Ben Lickliter
  Fitness
                                                                                                               blickliter@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2075
  Sarah Lavy                                              Cassel Hills Pool - 898-2123
  slavy@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2337                      1061 Taylorsview Drive                               Parks & Rec Director
                                                          Vandalia, OH 45377                                   Steven Clark
  Rentals & Birthday Parties
                                                                                                               sclark@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2336
  Jennifer Webb                                           Cassel Hills Golf Course - 898-1300
  jwebb@vandaliaohio.org | 415-2335                     201 Clubhouse Way
                                                          Vandalia, OH 45377

  Celebrate your Birthday at the VRC!                                                 Vandalia Rec Center Memberships
  The Vandalia Recreation Center offers three birthday party                          The Vandalia Recreation Center has a variety of membership options to
  packages to make your child’s day special! Each party                               accommodate your fitness goal or recreational needs. From the young-
  includes one and a half hours in the party room and two                             est to the oldest, we have healthy fun for everyone! A resident (residing
  hours in the VRC feature of your choice.                                            in City of Vandalia) family can obtain a membership for only $42.50 a
                                                                                      month! Children 4 years of age and younger do not require membership.
  Pricing, and additional information can be found at
                                                                                      Our nonresident dual membership allows two adults (residing in same
  http://vandaliaohio.org/recreation/reccenter/birthday-parties/.
                                                                                      household) to belong to the VRC for $48.50 per month. In addition, our
  Ready to request a date for your party? Complete our online
                                                                                      membership rates are discounted to those employed in Vandalia city limits.
  request form. Birthday party reservations will not be accepted by phone.
                                                                                      A business adult membership is priced at $32.50 per month. Please note
  Please direct additional questions to Jennifer at jwebb@vandaliaohio.org
                                                                                      that our monthly rates are available only as an automated checking or
  or 937-415-2335.
                                                                                      savings account payment.

                                                                                      Members enjoy use of our Gymnasium, Fitness Floor, Track and
  Have your next Group Outing at the VRC!                                             Aquatics Center. Our Climbing Wall, Drop-In Fitness classes, and child
  Did you know that The Vandalia Recreation Center hosts groups of all                care services are offered to our members at discounted rates.
  sizes? We have special rates for groups over 10 during regular operating
  hours. We also offer after-hour rentals for larger groups who want to utilize       The VRC now offers three month trial memberships and they are available
  the center by themselves. In addition, we have two rooms available for              for purchase throughout the year. Our punch cards are perfect for visitors
  meetings, business or informal gatherings. Additional information can be            and guests, offering ten or twenty daily visits for a discounted rate. Find
  found at http://vandaliaohio.org/recreation/reccenter/group-rates-rentals/.         out how affordable membership to the VRC can be by visiting our website:
  Contact at Jennifer at jwebb@vandaliaohio.org or 937-415-2335 with                  www.vandaliareccenter.com.
  additional questions.

                                                                                      Refund Policy
                                                                                      View our refund policy at http://vandaliaohio.org/recreation/reccenter/
                                                                                      rec-center-rules-and-regulations/.

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  Registering in Advance                                                         Junior Aikido
  All classes require a minimum number of participants. If a class               Aikido is a defensive, unarmed method of self-defense based on the
  minimum is not met by the deadline date, the activity is subject to            laws of physics and anatomy. It teaches students to move from the line
  cancellation. We kindly request that you register at least five days           of attack, and then use the attacker’s own momentum and strength to
  prior to the activity or class.                                                overcome him/her. Aikido encourages self-discipline and a non-violent
                                                                                 attitude. It develops rhythmic movement and physical fitness as well as
                                                                                 increase awareness, reaction, perception and coordination. By mastering
                                                                                 Aikido techniques students develop the ability to cope with the toughest
  For more information please contact John Myers at                              of situations, both physical and mental.
  jmyers@vandaliaohio.org or (937) 415-2333.                                     Registration must be completed prior to the start of each monthly
                                                                                 session. See Instructor regarding information on the Tomiki of the
  Adult League Free Agent List                                                   Americas membership.
  Are you interested in participating in an adult league with VPRD, but don’t    Ages: 8 - 17 years old
  have a team? Contact John at 415-2333 or jmyers@vandaliaohio.org to            Fees: $25 Resident / VRC Member; $30 Non-Resident
  be placed on the Free Agent list. This list will be available to any teams     Location: VRC Fitness Studio
  signing up looking for players or if there are enough people interested,       Instructor: Carol Apple, 6th degree black belt
  we will create a team.                                                         SPECIAL NOTE: See instructor regarding information on the Tomiki of the
  Please provide name, primary phone number, email address and the               Americas membership.
  league of interest.                                                            Assistants: Brand Allred (2nd degree black belt), Arikka Knisely
                                                                                 (1st degree black belt), Katherine Fischer (1st degree black belt), &
                                                                                 Lani Ritchie (1st degree black belt)
  Cornhole                                                                         Beginner Students
  Come on in and toss a few bean bags around with us! No partner is                Activity #     Day          Date                Time
  needed.                                                                          120005-01      SAT          1/4 - 1/25          10:30am - 12:30pm
  Ages: 18 & older                                                                 120005-03      SAT          2/1 - 2/29          10:30am - 12:30pm
  Fee: FREE VRC Member; $3 Drop-In; Senior Strength Punch Card                     120005-05      SAT          3/7 - 3/28          10:30am - 12:30pm
  accepted                                                                         120005-07      SAT          4/4 - 4/25          10:30am - 12:30pm
  Location: VRC Fitness Studio                                                     * No class on March 30
  Class Size: 30 maximum
                                                                                   Advanced Students
    Day              Date		                                 Time                   Activity #   Day            Date                Time
    MON / WED        1/6 - 4/29		                           1:00 - 3:00pm          120005-02    SAT            1/5 - 1/26          1:30 - 3:30pm
                                                                                   120005-04    SAT            2/2 - 2/23          1:30 - 3:30pm
                                                                                   120005-06    SAT            3/2 - 3/23          1:30 - 3:30pm
  Baseball Clinics                                                                 120005-08    SAT            4/6 - 4/27          1:30 - 3:30pm
  Join Butler High School Baseball staff and players for preseason
  instruction and development. Participants will receive quality instruction
  from coaches who are responsible for the success of the Butler program
  over the past seventeen seasons.
  The clinics will include the infield play, outfield play, pitching, catching
  mechanics, hitting mechanics, bunting and base running.
  Grades: 3rd - 8th Boys
  Fee: $15 Resident; $20 Non-Resident
  Location: Butler High School Central Gym
  Instructor: BHS Baseball Coaching Staff and Players

    Activity#        Day        Date                        Time
    180211-00        SUN        TBD                         5:00 - 8:00pm

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  2020 Boys Baseball and Girls Softball Registration                                Coed Summer Softball
  Is your child ready to play ball? Be sure to sign them up early to reserve        This league will run for 8-weeks with a single elimination tournament at the
  their spot in this year’s VPRD baseball/softball league.                          end of the season. All games will be played at Helke Park. Registration will
                                                                                    be held through Friday, April 17. Money is due at the time of registration.
  Registration Information                                                          If enough teams register, the league may divide into an upper and a lower
  Save $10 by registering on-line at www.vandaliareccenter.com.                     division. Team managers will be contacted before the season if this is an
  Online registration: December 5 - March 1. (After March 1, walk-in                option that needs to be pursued.
  registration is available until leagues are full.) Utilize coupon code            Ages: 18 & older / 2019 High School Graduate
  BASEBALL at checkout.                                                             Fees: $380 per team
  Fees: $70 Resident / VRC Member; $90 Non-Resident                                 Location: Helke Park
  IMPORTANT: Teams are drawn in mid-March and practice will begin in
  late March. Practices are held during weekdays, evenings and on                     Activity #       Day        Date                       Time
  Saturdays. Participants will be notified of team placement by the child’s           185300-02        FRI        May - July                 6:00 - 10:00pm
  specific coach. The first games are scheduled for late April and the last
  games are scheduled for July. Games are scheduled on Monday, Tuesday
  and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays.                                           Umpires Wanted
                                                                                    Looking to become an umpire? The VPRD is always looking for youth and
    Baseball                                                                        adult league umpires!
    Activity #        League         Ages by 06/01/19
    180101-01         T - Ball       5-6                                            Contact Steve Martin at 937.344.5174 for adult leagues
    180102-02         G - Ball       7-8                                            (must be 18 years old).
    180103-03         F - Minor      9 - 10                                         Contact Dave Posma at dposma@vandaliaohio.org for youth leagues
    180104-04         F - Major      11 - 12                                        (must be 14 years old).
    180105-05         E - Teener     13 - 15 (Travel required)
    180106-06         E - Senior     16 - 18 (Travel required)

    Softball                                                                        Volunteer Youth Sports Coaches
    Activity#         League         Ages by 01/01/19                               On behalf of the entire VPRD, I would like to thank our Volunteer Youth
    180201-01         T - Ball       5-6                                            Soccer & Flag Football Coaches from the 2019 fall youth sports season.
    180202-02         G - Ball       7-8                                            All of the time and effort these coaches put in to teaching our athletes the
    180203-03         B - Minor      9 - 10 (Modified Fast Pitch)                   fundamentals of the game and the rules of good sportsmanship are what
    180204-04         B - Major      11 - 12                                        make our program great!
    180205-05         A - Minor      13 - 14 (Travel required)                        Soccer
                                                                                      Aimee Billing           Greg Flick                Matt Meeks
                                                                                      Alicia Hawkings         Holly Estep               Megan Christy
  Start Smart Baseball-Softball                                                       Allen Paulus            Jamin Kline               Michael James
  This program is designed to teach boys and girls the basic fundamentals             Anna/Tim Thomas         Jared Krickenbarger       Nate Hutchison
  of baseball/softball: throwing, catching and hitting. Each week participants        Ashleigh Gomer          Jennifer Bauer            Robert Decker
  will practice skills and learn the rules of the game. All children 3 to 5 years     Ben Barok               Jesse Noble               Ryan Poppelman
  of age may register for this program at the same time as the Vandalia               Ben Scott               Jessica Odenweller        Scott Price
  Baseball/Softball Program.                                                          Bob Conry               Jim Odenweller            Scott Snyder
  Ages: 3 - 5 years old                                                               Brian Landrum           John Stump                Tessin Hunt
  Fee: $25 Resident / VRC Member; $30 Non-Resident                                    Dan Pierron             Lee Renfro                Dan Wolking
  Location: Vandalia Sports Complex North Fields                                      Marcus Morrow           Drew Mastrino             Matt/Michelle Kruesch
  SPECIAL NOTE: Balls and gloves are not required for this program, but if
  you have one please bring it.                                                       Flag Football
                                                                                      Andy Amlin              Boyd Ernsthausen          Bryan Bozarth
    Activity#         Day          Date                      Time                     Buck Williamson         David Papoola             Dean Nardecchia
    180002-00         WED          5/6 - 6/3                 6:15 - 7:15pm            Derik Ouellette         Jeff Tinney               John Kuhns
                                                                                      Matt White              Nathan Tirey              Pete Bardonaro
                                                                                      Ryan Lindsey            Ryan Pelfrey              Ryan Taylor
  Men’s Summer Softball Leagues                                                       Sonny Felton            Tyler Vanover
  The league runs for 8-weeks with a tournament at the end of the regular
  season. League registration will run through Friday, April 17. Money is
  due at the time of registration.
  Ages: 18 & older/2019 High School Graduate
  Fees: $380 per team                                                                  Save Time and Register Online!
  Location: Helke Park                                                                 Register online by Friday, January 10, 2020 and save
    Activity#         Day          Date                      Time                      $5 by utilizing coupon code WINTER20 at checkout.
    185301-01         MON          May - July                6:00 - 10:00pm

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  Registering in Advance                                                             Adult Learn to Swim Program
  All classes require a minimum number of participants. If a class                   This program uses a progressive approach to teach swimming skills. All
  minimum is not met by the deadline date, the activity is subject to                levels welcome.
  cancellation. We kindly request that you register at least five days               Ages: 14 & older
  prior to the activity or class.                                                    Class Size: 3 minimum / 10 maximum
                                                                                     Fee: $50 Resident / VRC Member; $60 Non-Resident

                                                                                       Activity#        Day               Date                 Time
                                                                                       160008-01        SAT               1/18 - 3/7           9:00 - 10:00am
  For more information on swim instruction please contact:                             160008-02        TUE, THR          1/14 - 2/6           8:30 - 9:30am
  Maddison Blackwell at mblackwell@vandaliaohio.org or                                 160008-04        TUE, THR          2/18 - 3/12          8:30 - 9:30am
  (937) 415-2348.                                                                      160008-06        TUE, THR          3/17 - 4/9           8:30 - 9:30am
  For more information on the Aquatics Center                                          160008-08        TUE, THR          4/21 - 5/14          8:30 - 9:30am
  please call (937) 415-2338.

  All aquatic programs will take place at the                                        Parent & Child Aquatics Level 1
  Vandalia Recreation Center.                                                        This water orientation class is designed to teach you how to work safely
                                                                                     and effectively with your infant or toddler in the water. This class also
  Swim Instruction                                                                   teaches the basic water safety and self-help skills. An adult must
  VPRD provides swim instruction using the American Red Cross aquatic                accompany the child in the water.
  program taught by qualified and dedicated instructors. The focus of                Ages: 6 months - 2 years
  the program is to teach water safety and swimming skills, using a                  Class Size: 5 minimum / 10 maximum
  progressive approach. With the exception of minimum age                            Fee: $40 Resident / VRC Member; $50 Non-Resident
  requirements, enrollment in the listed programs is determined by skill               Activity#        Day               Date                 Time
  performance, not necessarily age.                                                    160009-01        SAT               1/18 3/7             10:10 - 10:40am
                                                                                       160009-03        TUE, THR          1/14 - 2/6           5:05 - 5:35pm
  SPECIAL NOTE: Participants may only be registered for one section of                 160009-05        TUE, THR          2/18 - 3/12          5:05 - 5:35pm
  swim lessons at a time. Registration for consecutive sessions may result             160009-07        TUE, THR          3/17 - 4/9           5:05 - 5:35pm
  in the participant being enrolled in the inappropriate level and the inability       160009-09        TUE, THR          4/21 - 5/14          5:05 - 5:35pm
  to transfer the participant to the appropriate level - refunds/transfers will be
  subject to a $5 administrative charge.

  Private Swim Lessons
  This program is for anyone who wishes to have one-on-one lessons
  specific to their needs and schedules. All levels welcome. Half
  hour
  lessons will be taught by certified Water Safety Instructors.
  Lessons will be scheduled individually based on ar-
  ranged meeting time with the instructor and availability
  of pool space. Lessons will be paid one at a time
  at the front desk, and you will receive a laminated
  pass to give to the instructor on the pool deck.
  Lessons will not be scheduled during Learn to
  Swim Programming due to instructor availability.
  Scheduling will be arranged by contacting Mad-
  dison Blackwell at mblackwell@vandaliaohio.
  org or 415-2348.
  Ages: All ages welcome
  Class Size: 1 student per class
  Fee per lesson: $15 Resident/VRC Member;
  $17 Non-Resident

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  Parent & Child Aquatics Level 2                                                Preschool Aquatics Level 3
  This class introduces arm strokes, independent water movements, water          This class builds on and improves skills from Preschool Aquatics Level 2,
  adjustment and preparatory activities for swimming. An adult must accom-       adding combining arm strokes and rotary breathing and creating the front
  pany the child in the water.                                                   crawl. After completion, participants age 5+ may pass to Learn to Swim
  Ages: 2 - 4 years                                                              Level 2.
  Class Size: 5 minimum / 10 maximum                                             Prerequisite: Certificate of advancement from Preschool Aquatics Level 2.
  Fee: $40 Resident / VRC Member; $50 Non-Resident
                                                                                   Activity#        Day               Date                  Time
    Activity#        Day              Date                 Time                    160013-01        SAT               1/18 - 3/7            10:10 - 10:40am
    160010-01        SAT              1/18 - 3/7           10:45 - 11:15am         160013-03        TUE, THR          1/14 - 2/6            5:05 - 5:35pm
    160010-03        TUE, THR         1/14 - 2/6           5:40 - 6:10pm           160013-05        TUE, THR          2/18 - 3/12           5:05 - 5:35pm
    160010-05        TUE, THR         2/18 - 3/12          5:40 - 6:10pm           160013-07        TUE, THR          3/17 - 4/9            5:05 - 5:35pm
    160010-07        TUE, THR         3/17 - 4/9           5:40 - 6:10pm           160013-09        TUE, THR          4/21 - 5/14           5:05 - 5:35pm
    160010-09        TUE, THR         4/21 - 5/14          5:40 - 6:10pm

                                                                                 Combined Preschool Aquatics Level 2 and Level 3
  Preschool Aquatics Programs                                                    This class builds on and improves skills from Preschool Aquatics Level
  Ages: 3-5 years                                                                1, adding how to float without support in the prone and supine position,
  Class Size: 3 minimum / 6 maximum                                              beginning skills for the flutter kick, and introducing arm strokes and rotary
  Fee: $40 Resident / VRC Member; $50 Non-Resident                               breathing to begin the front crawl.
                                                                                 Prerequisite: Certificate of advancement from Preschool Aquatics Level 1
                                                                                 and/or Preschool Aquatics Level 2.
  Preschool Aquatics Level 1                                                     Ages: 3-5 years
  This class orients participants to the aquatic environment through gradual     Class Size: 3 minimum / 5 maximum
  water adaptation of elementary skills including buoyancy, breath control,      Fee: $40 Resident / VRC Member; $50 Non-Resident
  introduction to treading water, introduction to rollovers, opening eyes
  underwater, supported and unsupported floating, and safe water entry/exit.       Activity#        Day               Date                  Time
  Prerequisite: Age 3 by first day of class. NO EXCEPTIONS.                        162300-02        TUE, THR          1/14 - 2/6            09:35 - 10:05am
                                                                                   162300-04        TUE, THR          2/18 - 3/12           09:35 - 10:05am
    Activity#  Day                    Date                 Time                    162300-06        TUE, THR          3/17 - 4/9            09:35 - 10:05am
    160011-01  SAT                    1/18 - 3/7           9:00 - 9:30am           162300-08        TUE, THR          4/21 - 5/14           09:35 - 10:05am
    160011-02  TUE, THR               1/14 - 2/6           9:35 - 10:05am
    160011-03  TUE, THR               1/14 - 2/6           4:30 - 5:00pm
    160011-04  TUE, THR               2/18 - 3/12          9:35 - 10:05am        Learn to Swim Programs
    160011-05  TUE, THR               2/18 - 3/12          4:30 - 5:00pm         The Learn to Swim Programs are taught according to guidelines of the
    160011-06  TUE, THR               3/17 - 4/9           9:35 - 10:05am        American Red Cross. These classes provide children ages 5 and older a
    160011-07		TUE, THR               3/17 - 4/9           4:30 - 5:00pm         positive attitude towards swimming and water safety, while introducing and
    160011-08  TUE, THR               4/21 - 5/14          9:35 - 10:05am        strengthening proper swimming skills.
    160011-09  TUE, THR               4/21 - 5/14          4:30 - 5:00pm
                                                                                 LEVELS 1-2
                                                                                 Class Size: 3 minimum / 7 maximum
  Preschool Aquatics Level 2                                                     Fee: $40 Resident / VRC Member; $50 Non-Resident
  This class builds on and improves skills from Preschool Aquatics Level
  1, adding how to float without support in the prone and supine position,       LEVELS 3-6
  the beginning skills for the flutter kick, and combining arm and leg actions   Class Size: 3 minimum / 8 maximum
  together.                                                                      Fee: $45 Resident / VRC Member; $55 Non-Resident
  Prerequisite: Certificate of advancement from Preschool Aquatics Level 1.

    Activity#        Day              Date                 Time                  Level 1: Intro to Aquatic Skills
    160012-01        SAT              1/18 - 3/7           9:35 - 10:05am        This class teaches the skills of buoyancy, breath control, unsupported
    160012-03        TUE, THR         1/14 - 2/6           4:30 - 5:00pm         floating, water entry/exit, alternating arm actions, intro to combined arm
    160012-05        TUE, THR         2/18 - 3/12          4:30 - 5:00pm         and leg actions on front and back.
    160012-07        TUE, THR         3/17 - 4/9           4:30 - 5:00pm         Prerequisite: Age 5 by the first day of class. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    160012-09        TUE, THR         4/21 - 5/14          4:30 - 5:00pm
                                                                                   Activity#  Day                     Date                  Time
                                                                                   160001-01		SAT                     1/18 - 3/7            9:00 - 9:30am
                                                                                   160001-03  TUE, THR                1/14 - 2/6            4:30 - 5:00pm
                                                                                   160001-05  TUE, THR                2/18 - 3/12           4:30 - 5:00pm
                                                                                   160001-07  TUE, THR                3/17 - 4/9            4:30 - 5:00pm
                                                                                   160001-09  TUE, THR                4/21 - 5/14           4:30 - 5:00pm

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  Homeschool Level 1: Intro to Aquatic Skills
  Class Size: 3 minimum / 5 maximum
  Fee: $40 Resident / VRC Member; $50 Non-Resident

    Activity#        Day                Date                  Time
    160021-02        TUE, THR           1/14 - 2/6            10:10 - 10:40am
    160021-04        TUE, THR           2/18 - 3/12           10:10 - 10:40am
    160021-06        TUE, THR           3/17 - 4/9            10:10 - 10:40am
    160021-08        TUE, THR           4/21 - 5/14           10:10 - 10:40am

  Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  Skills for this class include opening eyes under water and retrieving
  objects, deep-water exploring, fully submerging, holding breath,
  unsupported front/back floating, rhythmic breathing, flutter kicking, treading
  water using arm and leg actions, combining arm and leg actions on front/
  back rolls, and changing direction of travel.
  Prerequisite: A Learn to Swim Level 1 certificate, a Preschool Aquatics
  Level 3 certificate, or demonstrated competency in Level 1 skills.
    Activity#        Day                Date                  Time
    160002-01        SAT                1/18 - 3/7            9:35 - 10:05am
    160002-03        TUE, THR           1/14 - 2/6            5:05 - 5:35pm        Homeschool Level 3: Stroke Development
    160002-05        TUE, THR           2/18 - 3/12           5:05 - 5:35pm        Class Size: 3 minimum / 5 maximum
    160002-07        TUE, THR           3/17 - 4/9            5:05 - 5:35pm        Fee: $45 Resident / VRC Member; $55 Non-Resident
    160002-09        TUE, THR           4/21 - 5/14           5:05 - 5:35pm
                                                                                     Activity#        Day               Date                 Time
                                                                                     160023-02        TUE, THR          1/14 - 2/6           10:45 - 11:30am
  Homeschool Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills                                     160023-04        TUE, THR          2/18 - 3/12          10:45 - 11:30am
  Class Size: 3 minimum / 5 maximum                                                  160023-06        TUE, THR          3/17 - 4/9           10:45 - 11:30am
  Fee: $40 Resident / VRC Member; $50 Non-Resident                                   160023-08        TUE, THR          4/21 - 5/14          10:45 - 11:30am

    Activity#        Day                Date                  Time
    160022-02        TUE, THR           1/14 - 2/6            10:10 - 10:40am      Level 4: Stroke Improvement
    160022-04        TUE, THR           2/18 - 3/12           10:10 - 10:40am      Skills for this class include survival swimming, front and back open
    160022-06        TUE, THR           3/17 - 4/9            10:10 - 10:40am      turning, rotary breathing, endurance building of front and back crawl
    160022-08        TUE, THR           4/21 - 5/14           10:10 - 10:40am      stroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.
                                                                                   Prerequisite: A Learn to Swim Level 3 certificate or demonstrated
                                                                                   competency in level 3 skills.
  Level 3: Stroke Development
  Skills for this class include bobbing while moving to safety, scissor kicking,     Activity#        Day               Date                 Time
  swimming the front crawl with rotary breathing, pushing off into a front           160004-01        SAT               1/18 - 3/7           10:45 - 11:30am
  streamline position, learning the fundamentals of elementary backstroke,           160004-03        TUE, THR          1/14 - 2/6           5:40 - 6:25pm
  and demonstrating exit skills for assessment.                                      160004-05        TUE, THR          2/18 - 3/12          5:40 - 6:25pm
  Prerequisite: A Learn to Swim Level 2 certificate or demonstrated                  160004-07        TUE, THR          3/17 - 4/9           5:40 - 6:25pm
  competency in Level 2 skills.                                                      160004-09        TUE, THR          4/21 - 5/14          5:40 - 6:25pm

    Activity#        Day                Date                  Time
    160003-01        SAT                1/18 - 3/7            10:45 - 11:30am      Level 5: Stroke Refinement
    160003-03        TUE, THR           1/14 - 2/6            5:40 - 6:25pm        This class builds on endurance and flow of the basic strokes. Safety topics
    160003-05        TUE, THR           2/18 - 3/12           5:40 - 6:25pm        include how to call for help and the importance of knowing first aid and
    160003-07        TUE, THR           3/17 - 4/9            5:40 - 6:25pm        CPR.
    160003-09        TUE, THR           4/21 - 5/14           5:40 - 6:25pm        Prerequisite: A Learn to Swim Level 4 certificate or demonstrated
                                                                                   competency in level 4 skills.

                                                                                     Activity#        Day               Date                 Time
  Save Time and Register Online!                                                     160005-01        SAT               1/18 - 3/7           10:45 - 11:30am
                                                                                     160005-03        TUE, THR          1/14 - 2/6           5:40 - 6:25pm
  Register online by Friday, January 10, 2020 and save                               160005-05        TUE, THR          2/18 - 3/12          5:40 - 6:25pm
  $5 by utilizing coupon code WINTER20 at checkout.                                  160005-07        TUE, THR          3/17 - 4/9           5:40 - 6:25pm
                                                                                     160005-09        TUE, THR          4/21 - 5/14          5:40 - 6:25pm

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aquatics
  Level 6: Skill Proficiency                                                       Butler Youth Swim Camp
  This class polishes strokes presented in the first five levels of the Learn to   Butler Youth Swim Camp is a 5-week clinic style camp for children ages 5
  Swim program and confirms participant swims with greater ease,                   - 18. The clinic focuses on building proper technique, safety, and efficiency
  efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.                        in the water for all strokes. The participants are divided up into the following
  Prerequisite: A Learn to Swim Level 5 certificate or demonstrated                groups: Yellow, Purple, Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The Yellow and Purple
  competency in level 5 skills.                                                    groups are the most novice and are typically reserved for very young swim-
                                                                                   mers or those swimmers brand new to the pool. The Bronze group consists
    Activity#         Day               Date                  Time
                                                                                   of swimmers who are mainly proficient in all four competitive strokes (often
    160006-01         SAT               1/18 - 3/7            10:45 - 11:30am
                                                                                   4th-8th graders). The Silver group is reserved for those swimmers who are
    160006-03         TUE, THR          1/14 - 2/06           5:40 - 6:25pm
                                                                                   advanced in all four competitive strokes (often 6th-12th graders). The Gold
    160006-05         TUE, THR          2/18 - 3/12           5:40 - 6:25pm
                                                                                   group is reserved for those needing the most advanced technical training
    160006-07         TUE, THR          3/17 - 4/09           5:40 - 6:25pm
                                                                                   (often 8th-12th graders).
    160006-09         TUE, THR          4/21 - 5/14           5:40 - 6:25pm
                                                                                   Ages: 5 - 18 years
                                                                                   Fee: $75 Resident / VRC Member; $85 Non-Resident
                                                                                   Registration: Ends April 22
  Homeschool Levels 4, 5, & 6
  For skill level information please see descriptions listed above. Class will     Activity # Pool Group      Dates                           Time
  be held when there is enough interest in one or more of the levels. Levels       160007-04  Yellow & Purple 4/20 - 5/22                     4:30 - 5:30pm
  may be taught simultaneously, depending upon participants’ abilities.            				                                                       MON, WED, FRI
  Prerequisite: A Learn to Swim Level 3, 4, or 5 certificate, respectively, or     160007-05  Bronze          4/20 - 5/22                     5:30 - 6:30pm
  demonstrated competency in level 3, 4, or 5 skills.                              				                                                       SUN
  Class Size: 3 minimum / 5 maximum                                                				                                                       4:30 - 5:30pm
  Fee: $45 Resident / VRC Member; $55 Non-Resident                                 				                                                       MON, WED, FRI
                                                                                   160007-06  Silver          4/20 - 5/22                     6:00 - 7:30pm
    Activity#         Day               Date                  Time
                                                                                   				                                                       SUN
    160055-02         TUE, THR          1/14 - 2/6            10:45 - 11:30am
                                                                                   				                                                       8:00 - 9:30pm
    160055-04         TUE, THR          2/18 - 3/12           10:45 - 11:30am
                                                                                   				                                                       MON, WED
    160055-06         TUE, THR          3/17 - 4/9            10:45 - 11:30am
                                                                                   160007-07  Gold            4/20 - 5/22                     6:00 - 7:30pm
    160055-08         TUE, THR          4/21 - 5/14           10:45 - 11:30am
                                                                                   				                                                       SUN
                                                                                   				                                                       8:00 - 9:30pm
                                                                                   				                                                       MON, WED
  Lifeguard Pre-Screen Swim Evaluation

  Before you may enroll in Lifeguard Training, you must pass this pre-screen
  swim evaluation.
                                                                                   Lifeguard Training
  • Tread water for two minutes using legs only.
                                                                                   This American Red Cross course teaches participants
  • Swim 300 yards continuously using rotary breathing and strong kick: 100
                                                                                   all the required skills to become a lifeguard.
  yards front crawl, 100 yards breaststroke, and 100 yards of your choice
                                                                                   Prerequisite: Lifeguard Pre-Screen Swim Evaluation
  (front crawl or breaststroke).
                                                                                   Ages: 15 and older on or before the end of the class
  • Retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the pool, swim 20 yards
                                                                                   Class Size: 6 minimum / 16 maximum
  with both hands on the brick, place brick on the deck and climb out in 1
                                                                                   Fee: $200 Resident / VRC Member; $210 Non-Resident
  minute 40 seconds.
  Ages: 15 and older                                                                  Activity#        Day                    Date              Time
  Class Size: 6 minimum / 10 maximum                                                  160050-01        MON, WED, FRI          03/23 - 04/06     4:00 - 9:00pm
  Fee: $5 Resident / VRC Member; $10 Non-Resident
  SPECIAL NOTE: Cost for this pre-screening is non-refundable.

    Activity#         Day               Date                  Time
    160030-01         MON               3/16                  6:00pm

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fitness
  Registering in Advance                                                           Free Wall Nights
  All classes require a minimum number of participants. If a class                 Climbing the Wall is an activity the entire family can enjoy! Everyone
  minimum is not met by the deadline date, the activity is subject to              climbs FREE!
  cancellation. We kindly request that you register at least five days             Ages: 6 & up
  prior to the activity or class.                                                  Dates: The 3rd Tuesday of every month
                                                                                   SPECIAL NOTE: Each climber must have a current waiver accurately
                                                                                   filled out before climbing. Don’t forget your closed toe shoes!

                                                                                     Day               Date           Time
  For more information please contact Sarah Lavy at                                  TUE               1/21           5:00pm -7:00pm
  slavy@vandaliaohio.org or (937) 415-2337.                                          TUE               2/18           5:00pm -7:00pm
                                                                                     TUE               3/17           5:00pm -7:00pm
  Visit our web page for our Group Fitness Schedule:                                 TUE               4/21           5:00pm -7:00pm
  www.vandaliareccenter.com

                                                                                   Senior Volleyball
  Group Fitness Classes                                                            Stay active while having fun in this non-competitive program!
  Come try out our fitness classes taught by our experienced, certified            No experience required.
  instructors! With a low drop-in cost you can’t go wrong trying them out until    Ages: 55 & up
  you find the perfect class that fits your needs. Be sure to visit our website    Fee: Free for Members / $3 Drop-In / Senior Strength Punch Cards also
  at www.vandaliaohio.org/recreation/reccenter/fitness for our Drop-In Fit-        accepted
  ness Schedule to view the variety of land and water classes we offer!            Location: VRC Gymnasium
                                                                                   SPECIAL NOTE: If Vandalia schools are cancelled, volleyball will be c
                                                                                   ancelled.
  Personal Training at the Vandalia Rec Center
  Whether you are just getting started on a workout program or ready to take         Day               Time
  your workouts to the next level, we have nationally certified VRC Preferred        TUE/THR           1:00pm - 3:30pm
  trainers that can help you reach your fitness goals. If you are interested
  in getting a personal trainer, please fill out and submit the VRC Preferred
  trainer request form located online at http://vandaliaohio.org/recreation/rec-   Senior Pickleball
  center/fitness/ or at the Rec Center Front Desk.                                 Come join the fun and get a good cardio work out while playing indoors on
                                                                                   our three Pickleball courts!
                                                                                   Ages: 55 & up
  Cardio Drumming                                                                  Fee: Free for VRC Members / $3 Drop-In / Senior Strength Punch Cards
  Join VRC Group Fitness Instructor Becky Dill for a fun, energizing way           also accepted
  to get a great cardio workout combining driving rhythms and drumming             Location: VRC Gymnasium
  routines. Great for all fitness levels! No experience needed. *Cardio            SPECIAL NOTE: If Vandalia schools are cancelled, Pickleball will be
  Drumming will be held in place of the scheduled Total Body class on dates        cancelled.
  listed below.
  Ages: 15 & up                                                                      Day               Time
  Fees: $5; Included in DIF class passes                                             MON/WED           7:00am - 9:00am; 11:30am - 2:00pm
  Location: VRC Fitness Studio                                                       FRI               11:30am - 2:00pm
  SPECIAL NOTE: Drum sticks will be provided by the instructor.
  No pre-registration necessary.
                                                                                   TivityHealth™ SilverSneakers®
    Day              Date            Time                                          Fitness Program
    SAT              1/18            1:30pm - 2:20pm                               Vandalia Parks and Recreation has
    SAT              2/15            1:30pm - 2:20pm                               collaborated with the TivityHealth™ SilverSneakers Fitness Program
    SAT              3/21            1:30pm - 2:20pm                               which is the nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for older
                                                                                   adults. This comprehensive program addresses the physical, mental and
                                                                                   social needs of Medicare-eligible members. Adults over age 65 who adopt
                                                                                   a physically active lifestyle can substantially improve their health to get
                                                                                   more out of life. SilverSneakers and ForeverFit members of a sponsor-
                                                                                   ing health plan receive a no-cost basic membership. For SilverSneakers
                                                                                   participants this also includes the opportunity to participate in the signature
                                                                                   SilverSneakers group exercise classes.

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  Registering in Advance                                                 Strollers In Motion
  All classes require a minimum number of participants. If a class       Strollers In Motion is a stroller-based workout community for moms and
  minimum is not met by the deadline date, the activity is subject to    caregivers. Each total body workout incorporates strolling, strength and
  cancellation. We kindly request that you register at least five days   resistance training, balance work and toning. Strollers In Motion is an
  prior to the activity or class.                                        awesome way for moms to get fit and meet other moms all while having
                                                                         fun with their little one!
                                                                         Classes from January 8 through March 18 will be held at the Vandalia
                                                                         Recreation Center in the gymnasium. Classes from April 1 through April 29
  For more information on the Adult programs please contact:             will be held outside at the Vandalia Sports Complex. If there is inclement
  Aaron Messenger at amessenger@vandaliaohio.org or (937) 415-2334.      weather, class will be held inside the gymnasium.
                                                                         Note: For outside classes, please meet at the Vandalia Sports Complex
                                                                         Baseball Concession Stands. Please pay at the Vandalia Recreation
                                                                         Center’s Front Desk or online first before going to the class. When you
                                                                         purchase a punch card or bulk session, you will receive 3 FREE Zoom
                                                                         Around the Room sessions. Check the Preschool Section to learn more
                                                                         about Zoom Around the Room.
                                                                         Session Fee: $30
                                                                         *A session is 5 weeks long*
                                                                         Punch Pass Fee: $35/5 classes
                                                                         *Good for classes in two consecutive sessions*
                                                                         Drop-In Fee: $7
                                                                         Program Questions? Contact Valerie Brickner at: (419)-277-1360 or
                                                                         valeriebrickner@yahoo.com

                                                                           Activity #      Day            Date		 Time
                                                                           Punch Card
                                                                           120040-A        WED            All Dates		 10:00 – 10:45am
                                                                           Bulk Sessions
                                                                           120040-01     WED              1/8, 1/15, 1/22		 10:00 - 10:45am
                                                                           		                             1/29, 2/5
                                                                           120040-02     WED              2/19, 2/26, 3/4		 10:00 - 10:45am
                                                                           		                             3/11, 3/18
                                                                           120040-03     WED              4/1, 4/8, 4/15,		 10:00 - 10:45am
                                                                           		                             4/22, 4/29
                                                                           Daily Sessions
                                                                           120040-04      WED             1/8		                 10:00 - 10:45am
                                                                           120040-05      WED             1/15		                10:00 - 10:45am
                                                                           120040-06      WED             1/22		                10:00 - 10:45am
  Save Time and Register Online!                                           120040-07      WED             1/29		                10:00 - 10:45am
  Have a username and password…sign up at                                  120040-08      WED             2/5		                 10:00 - 10:45am
                                                                           120040-09      WED             2/19		                10:00 - 10:45am
  https://webtrac.vandaliaohio.org.                                        120040-10      WED             2/26		                10:00 - 10:45am
                                                                           120040-11      WED             3/4		                 10:00 - 10:45am
  Don’t have a username and password…let us                                120040-12      WED             3/11		                10:00 - 10:45am
  issue you one! Send your name, address, phone                            120040-13      WED             3/18		                10:00 - 10:45am
  number and the name, birthdate, gender and grade                         120040-14      WED             4/1		                 10:00 - 10:45am
  (if applicable) of those you want to register in your                    120040-15      WED             4/8		                 10:00 - 10:45am
                                                                           120040-16      WED             4/15		                10:00 - 10:45am
  household to vrcinfo@vandaliaohio.org.                                   120040-17      WED             4/22		                10:00 - 10:45am
                                                                           120040-18      WED             4/29		                10:00 - 10:45am
  Register online by Friday, January 10, 2020 and
  save $5 by utilizing coupon code WINTER20 at
  checkout.

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adults
  Adult Healthy Cooking Classes                                                  “Parents, Teens and Money Matters”
  You don’t have to be a culinary master to create delicious, healthy meals!     Every day, kids are forming opinions about life- and
  These hands-on, healthy cooking classes will empower you to become             money. This interactive workshop helps parents of
  more confident and creative in the kitchen. Tracey Williams, owner of          middle-school aged children to talk to their kids about
  Thyme 2 Get Cooking, will introduce you to simple, healthful concepts that     influences and choices regarding money, as well as
  you can use at home. Classes focus on basic cutting skills and culinary        responsible money habits. The resource guide helps
  techniques while cooking with healthy, simple and fresh whole ingredients.     parents reflect on their values and understand their
  Bring your appetite and join us as we explore “Flavors Around the World”.      money attitudes to help determine what they want
  For food allergies, please contact Tracey@Thyme2GetCooking.com.                their kids to learn about sharing, saving and spending.
  Ages: 16 and Up                                                                Every teen receives a free gift: a financial resource kit
  Fee: $30 per class                                                             for life finances, such as balancing a checkbook, etc.
  Location: Vandalia Senior Center                                               Parents get the satisfaction of knowing they helped
                                                                                 teach their child a critically important skill
    Activity #       Day            Date               Time                      in life that they just don’t get at school.
    120035-00        THU            1/23               6:00 - 8:00pm             Advertisers feel comfortable talking to
    120035-01        TUE            2/18               6:00 - 8:00pm             your teen about money; you should too!
    120035-02        THU            3/19               6:00 - 8:00pm
    120035-03        TUE            4/21               6:00 - 8:00pm             Join us for a free
                                                                                 educational workshop!
  Mediterranean Cuisine                                                          Parents, Teens and Money Matters is
  Thursday, January 23 from 6:00 - 8:00pm                                        designed specifically for parents and
  Pack your bags as we discover the robust flavors of the Mediterranean.         their teens ages 11-15+. The free
  Grilled Beef Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki and Red Cabbage, Carrot & Mint         workshop can help you and your teen:
  Salad served on Lebanese Flatbread with a side of Israeli Couscous.            • Increase your understanding of
                                                                                 stewardship.
  Japanese Cuisine                                                               • Make intentional choices about
  Tuesday, February 18 from 6:00 - 8:00pm                                        sharing, saving and spending money.
  Did someone say sushi? We will learn the art of making this traditional        • Talk about money and values in
  Japanese dish. We’ll start by making our own sushi rice. Then we pull out      your family.
  our rolling mats to make California Rolls and Spicy Crab Rolls - no raw fish   When: Tuesday, January 21st, from 6:30-7:30pm
  tonight! Each student MUST bring their own sushi mat and chopsticks.           Where: Vandalia Recreation Center Special Events Room
                                                                                 Cost: FREE
  Indian Cuisine                                                                 Instructor: Kevin Larger: Thrivent Financial representative
  Thursday, March 19 from 6:00 - 8:00pm                                          Note: Refreshments will be served after the presentation
  Take your taste buds on an adventure across the ocean while we explore         If you will be attending this workshop or want more information, please
  the blend of ubiquitous Indian spices. Chicken Tikka Masala and Aloo           contact Kevin Larger at: (937) 572-9132 or kevin.larger@thrivent.com
  Gobi, a traditional Indian cauliflower and potato side dish. Served over
  fluffy, aromatic basmati rice and naan bread for dipping.
                                                                                 “Will Your Taxes Affect Your Retirement?”
  Italian Cuisine                                                                It’s critical to have a solid understanding of the tax status of your invest-
  Tuesday, April 21 from 6:00 - 8:00pm                                           ments to make informed decisions and avoid paying more than your fair
  Mama Mia! You’ll enjoy this tasty journey of Italy as we combine savory        share of taxes. In this free seminar, attendees learn:
  garlic, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes to create a creamy Tuscan                How the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act can benefit them
  Chicken served over linguine. Paired with Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes         • How future tax changes may create the potential for higher taxes
  and a crispy romaine salad topped with our homemade Italian vinaigrette        • Ways to create tax-free retirement income
  dressing.                                                                      • How to work efficiently within current tax brackets
                                                                                 This 90-minute workshop, recommended for those age 51 and older, will
                                                                                 be presented by Thrivent Financial representative Kevin Larger.
                                                                                 When: Tuesday, March 24th, from 6:30-8:00pm
                                                                                 Where: Vandalia Recreation Center Special Events Room
                                                                                 Cost: FREE
                                                                                 Instructor: Kevin Larger: Thrivent Financial representative
                                                                                 Note: Refreshments will be served after the presentation
                                                                                 If you will be attending this workshop or want more information, please
                                                                                 contact Kevin Larger at: (937) 572-9132 or kevin.larger@thrivent.com

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  Registering in Advance                                                        Kids Home Alone Class
  All classes require a minimum number of participants. If a class              Are you ready to educate your child on the responsibilities of being home
  minimum is not met by the deadline date, the activity is subject to           alone? Your child will learn these lifelong safety skills which include but are
  cancellation. We kindly request that you register at least five days          not limited to first aid, reasons to call 911, fire escape plans, kitchen safety,
  prior to the activity or class.                                               internet safety and how to problem solve out-of-the-ordinary situations. At
                                                                                the end of the session your child will feel more comfortable staying home
                                                                                alone. A pizza lunch will be provided. You must preregister for this class.
                                                                                Ages: 9 & older
  For more information on the Youth programs please contact:                    Fee: $20 Resident / VRC Member; $25 Non-Resident
  Aaron Messenger at amessenger@vandaliaohio.org or (937) 415-2334.             Location: Vandalia Senior Center
                                                                                Instructor: Vandalia Fire Department
  Kids Night Out                                                                   Activity #       Day             Date                 Time
  Kids, come on out and have a blast at Kids Night Out! You will enjoy all         120012-00        SAT             2/1                  9:00am - 1:00pm
  the activities the Vandalia Recreation Center has to offer, like swimming,
  climbing the rock wall and additional games and crafts. Remember to
  bring a bathing suit and towel and closed toed shoes for the climbing wall.   Campfire Cookout
  Preregistration is not required but is recommended to secure your spot.       Are you interested in learning how to cook and prepare for your future
  Ages: 6 - 12 years old                                                        campfires during the summer? This Campfire Cookout class has you
  Fee: $15 Resident / VRC Member; $18 Non-Resident                              covered! During this cookout, we will make a tasty pizza burrito for our
  Location: Vandalia Recreation Center                                          main course and we will top off our dinner with a delicious campfire
  Note: A snack will be provided for your child.                                dessert cone! Contact Aaron Messenger at amessenger@vandaliaohio.org
    Activity #       Day            Date               Time                     with any food sensitivities/allergies. You must preregister for this class.
    120000-01        FRI            2/7                6:00 - 9:45pm            Ages: 8 - 15 years old
    120000-02        FRI            3/13               6:00 - 9:45pm            Fee: $13 Resident / VRC Member; $15 Non-Resident
                                                                                Location: Vandalia Sports Complex, near the sand volleyball court
                                                                                Note: You must pay online or at the VRC Front Desk before attending the
  Underwater Easter Egg Hunt                                                    program.
  All egg hunters welcome! Search for eggs and turn in eggs for candy and          Activity #       Day             Date                 Time
  prizes. Stay and enjoy open swim after hunts are complete. Participants          120020-00        FRI             4/17                 6:00 - 7:30pm
  must be able to swim and must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistra-
  tion is not required but is recommended to secure your spot.
  Ages: 3 - 8 years old                                                         Bees for Beginners
  Fee: $8 Resident / VRC Member; $10 Non-Resident                               Come check out what the buzz is all
  Location: Vandalia Recreation Center Pool                                     about! This session will go into
    Activity#        Day            Date          Time              Age         detail about the impact bees have
    190026-01        SAT            4/4           9:00am            3 - 4yrs    with the food we consume, why
    190026-02        SAT            4/4           9:00am            5 - 6yrs    the bee population is decreasing,
    190026-03        SAT            4/4           9:00am            7 - 8yrs    the complexity of a bee hive and
                                                                                much more. You will also be able to
                                                                                plant your own bee-friendly plant and
                                                                                see a live observatory hive! You must
                                                                                preregister for this class.
                                                                                Ages: 8 - 17 years old
                                                                                Fee: $5 Resident / VRC Member; $8 Non-Resident
                                                                                Location: Vandalia Senior Center
                                                                                Instructor: Al Tuttle; Vandalia’s Bee City USA Liaison

                                                                                   Activity #       Day             Date                 Time
                                                                                   120027-00        SAT             4/25                 10:00 - 12:00pm

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                                                                                      HHC: Think & Eat Green St. Patty’s Day
  HHC Kids Cooking Classes                                                            Tuesday, March 17 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
  Cooking is a great way to introduce healthy foods to kids! These Healthy            We don’t need the “luck of the Irish” to enjoy all things GREEN! Kids will
  Hands Cooking® (HHC) classes below are taught by HHC Certified                      have fun learning why green foods are POWER foods while making some
  Instructor Tracey Williams, owner of Thyme 2 Get Cooking. HHC classes               delicious and nutritious green inspired recipes for themselves! You must
  help kids gain confidence in the kitchen, try new foods, and develop                preregister for this class.
  healthy habits through learning and hands-on cooking. Kids are introduced
  to kitchen safety, proper cutting technique and basic cooking skills while          HHC: Have a Souper Day
  creating healthy recipes using whole ingredients and simple appliances.             Thursday, April 23 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
  For food allergies, please contact Tracey@Thyme2GetCooking.com.                     It’s always a Souper Day when Soup in on the menu! We’ll discuss healthy
  Ages: 5 - 15 years old                                                              things we can add to soup and how to prepare different kinds of soup.
  Fee: $30 per class                                                                  Then we’ll make some favorite soup recipes that can be made again and
  Note: Happy Healthy Dog Treat Class is $25                                          again at home. You must preregister for this class.
  Location: Vandalia Senior Center

     Activity #       Day             Date                 Time
     120026-00        FRI             1/24                 6:00 - 8:00pm
     120026-01        FRI             2/14                 6:00 - 8:00pm
     120026-02        SAT             2/22                 2:00 - 3:30pm
     120026-03        THU             3/5                  6:00 - 8:00pm
     120026-04        TUE             3/17                 6:00 - 8:00pm
     120026-05        THU             4/23                 6:00 - 8:00pm

  HHC: Healthy Baking
  Friday, January 24 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
  Commercial and processed baked goods can be laden with unhealthy and
  unnatural ingredients. In this class, students will have a great time learning to
  make some delicious goodies using whole foods and healthier ingredients.
  You must preregister for this class.

  HHC: LOVE your Heart: Valentine’s Cooking Party!
  Friday, February 14 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
  It’s no secret! The foods we eat can have a HUGE effect on keeping our
  heart healthy! We will discuss the importance of making healthy food choices
  and learn to make some heart healthy foods in time for Valentine’s Day! You
  must preregister for this class.

  HHC: Happy Healthy Dog Treats!
  Saturday, February 22 from 2:00 - 3:30pm
  Pets are family too! So let’s celebrate National Dog Biscuit Day (Feb 23)
  and give your pooch something to bark about! We will make 2 kinds of
  tasty dog treats to share with your 4-legged furry family members! Our
  young chefs will also create a delicious smoothie to enjoy in class! You
  must preregister for this class.

  HHC: Healthy Lunch: Southwest Fiesta Bento Box
  Thursday, March 5 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
  Tired of packing the same boring lunch every day? Let’s spice things up
  a little. Say OLE! to this Fiesta themed Bento Box Lunch class! Bento
  lunches consist of a balance of food groups, colors and textures. This is
  “nacho” same old class! You must preregister for this class.

  Save Time and Register Online!
  Register online by Friday, January 10, 2020 and save
  $5 by utilizing coupon code WINTER20 at checkout.

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