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Youth Recreation Programs

Smock It To Me! (parent-tot)


Come make a crafty mess and let us worry about the clean-up. Children are encouraged to wear smocks or clothes they can get dirty.

2 1/2 - 5 yr olds w/parent

Tuesdays | 10:30-11:15 am
$23rs/$28nr | Sports & Rec Center

Session 1: Sept 12 - Sept 26
Session 2: Oct 10 - Oct 24
Session 3: Nov 14 - Nov 28


"Take a Bow" Theatre Workshops

Basic techniques of acting and storytelling are taught in a fun and creative setting. Children act out scenes and share imaginative stories together.

4-7 yr olds
Saturdays | 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
$23rs/$28nr per workshop | Sports & Rec Center

Workshop Dates:
Sept 16 | Oct 28 | Dec 2

Shining Star Actors:Theatre Workshop

Basic techniques of acting and storytelling are taught in a fun and creative setting.
Children act out scenes and share imaginative stories together.

8-12 yr olds
Saturdays | 10:30am-12:30pm
Sports & Rec Center | $23rs/$28nr

Workshop dates:
Sept 30 | Nov 4 | Dec 16

Music Makes the World Go Round

Let's enjoy the wonder and joy of music as we learn some fun songs, dance to loved tunes from Moana and Frozen, play musical games and have a great time with all types of rhythm instruments.

3-6 yr olds
Thursday, Sept 28 | 1:30 - 3:00pm
$18rs/$23nr Sports & Rec Center

Moana and her Wonderful World

ALOHA! Let's celebrate Moana's very special world through stories, dance, creative drama and crafts. Please bring any Moana related items you wish to share or any costumes... If you have a favorite seashell, bring it along!

3-6 yr olds
Wednesday, Sept 20 | 1:30 - 3:00pm
$18rs/$23nr Sports & Rec Center

Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring along your favorite teddy, toy animal or doll as we have fun through dancing, singing, stories, creative movements and drama. We'll have a wonderful picnic with our favorite toy friends!

3 - 6 yr olds
Thursday, Nov 2 | 1:30 - 3:00 pm
$18rs/$23nr | Sports & Rec Center

Energetic Explorers (parent-tot)

Large motor skills are developed as we explore under parachutes, climb over obstacles, and more! Fun songs and music keep us jumping, dancing, marching, and tumbling.

2 1/2 - 4 yr olds w/parent |
Saturdays | 11:00-11:45am
Haish Gym | $50rs/$55nr

Session 1: Sept 16 - Oct 28
Session 2: Nov 4 - Dec 16

Pee Wee PE

Early childhood is the ideal time for acquiring fundamental movement skills. During this unique period, children build basic movement abilities that are the foundation for learning more complex movement skills later in life. This program develops large motor skills through fun and engaging age appropriate games that include running, jumping, climbing, skipping, hopping, dancing, throwing, catching and kicking!

3-5 yr olds | Saturdays | 10:00-10:45am
$50rs/$55nr | Haish Gym

Session 1: Sept 16 - Oct 28
Session 2: Nov 4 - Dec 16

Grandma, Grandpa & Me!

Let's have a party with our loved grandparents! We'll dance, sing, share stories, play games and have a great time together. Please bring along one or two of your grandparent's!

3 - 7 yr olds | 1:30 - 3:00 pm | $18rs/$23nr
Saturday, Oct 14
| Sports & Rec center


Princess Halloween Party

Princesses that we know and love come alive through stories, creative drama, dance, music, and crafts. Children can come dressed like a princess or wear a tiara if they desire. Imagination will provide the rest of the magic.

3 - 7 yr olds | 1:30 - 3:00 pm |$18rs/$23nr
Monday, Oct 30
| Sports & Rec center


Princess Holiday Party (with Elsa and Anna)

Celebrate the beauty of the holiday season with Elsa, Anna, Belle, Moana and all the princesses! We'll sing, dance, share stories, crafts and creative drama! Come dressed as your favorite princess or wear a tiara!

3 - 6 yr olds | 1:30 - 3:00 pm |$18rs/$23nr
Monday, Dec 11
| Sports & Rec center


Kids Sign Language

Children learn and become comfortable using basic American Sign Language (ASL) in a fun and engaging setting. The goal of this class is to assist individuals in gaining the signing skills necessary to have simple conversations in sign language.

5-13 yr olds Tuesdays | 5:30 - 6:15pm
Sports & Rec Conference Room | $47rs/$52nr

Part 1: Sept 12 - Oct 24
Part 2: Nov 7 - Dec 19


Parent-Child Blended Learning Sign Language

A great opportunity for parents and children to team up and learn sign language skills necessary for social signing interaction.

All Ages | Sports & Rec | Tuesdays
$60/$65nr per couple
*additional child $15 | 6:30 - 7:15pm

Session 1: Sept 12 - Oct 24
Session 2: Nov 7 - Dec 19

Let's Have a Doll Party

Fun with American Girl dolls and all doll types. We'll celebrate our dolls and dance and sing with them, exercise, play imaginative games and make a doll craft. We'd love to meet your favorite doll friend(s)!

6-10 yr olds | Sports & Rec Center
Saturday, Nov 18 | 10:30am - 12:30pm | $23rs/$28nr

Session 1: Jun 12 - Jun 13
Session 2: Jun 26 - Jun 27
Session 3: Jul 10 - Jul 11
Session 4: Jul 24 - Jul 25


Bake with Smallcakes Bakery

Learn how to be fancy with your baking! This class includes all supplies. Students are encouraged to wear an apron and closed-toed shoes. Students will learn to decorate their own layer cake with border and flower decorations on the outside, while the instructor demonstrates. Cake, icing, equipment use and boxes are included in the fee.

9 yrs & up | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
$45rs/$50nr | Small Cakes Bakery, 817 W. Lincoln Hwy. Unit G, DeKalb

Session 1: Thursday, Sept 21
Session 2: Tuesday, Nov 14


Music Programs by Dylan Schweitzer

Private Guitar Lessons (Youth & Adult) $15/$20 per lesson - Register at Haish Gym
Private Ukelele Lessons (Youth & Adult) $15/$20 per lesson - Register at Haish Gym
Private Voice Lessons (Youth & Adult) $15/$20 per lesson - Register at Haish Gym
Private Bass Guitar Lessons (Youth & Adult) $15/$20 per lesson - Register at Haish Gym


Birthday Parties at Haish Gym

Why do the work when we can help? Show up and enjoy the party?! Let our party coordinator help you choose a date and set up the perfect party for your child. Prices are based on 8 kids and a 2 hour rental.

Good Time Package: $125 ($10 per extra child)
Includes set up and clean up for a themed room, cupcakes and lemonade, and a small party favor bag.

Super Fun Package $165 ($9 per extra child)
Includes all of the above and a full gym to run and play in.

Ultra Fun Package $185 ($7 per extra child)
Includes everything in the "Super Fun" package plus a staff member on site to host games/activities for an hour of the rental.

To make a reservation, call (815)756-8560.