Leisure Ledger January - April 2018

Educational Programs 38 Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Teen Biltmore Hills Sewing TEENS Age: 11-18yrs. These sewing lessons are specifically for teens in middle and high school. Biltmore Hills Community Center – Course Fee: $30 #215763 Jan 6-27 Sa 10:00-11:00am #215767 Feb 7-28 W 11:00am-12:00pm Teambuilding For Teens Age: 12-19yrs. Let the Teen Program custom design a team-building workshop to help meet your group’s needs and challenges. Initiative activities are used to enhance problem-solving, team-building, conflict resolution and other life skills through experiential learning and will be tailored to your group. These programs are great for schools, church groups, student councils, drop-out prevention programs and established youth groups. Courses will be held at the site of your choice and will be scheduled according to staff availability. Please contact the Teen Program at least one month in advance of desired program date. Cost: $25 per staff hour of program with a minimum of two hours. We require a staff member to student ratio of 1:10. Call the Teen Program at 919-996-2140 for more information. Adult Biltmore Hills Sewing Age: 18yrs and up. These classes are designed for individuals of all levels who are interested in sewing. Classes include patterns, needles, fabric, how to use a sewing machine and how to construct an item, from simple pattern to completing an item of your choice. Biltmore Hills Community Center Sewing for Beginners – Course Fee: $30 #215707 Jan 6-27 Sa 11:00am-12:00pm Sewing 101 – Course Fee: $40 #215762 Feb 3-24 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Birds – Raleigh-Durham Caged Bird Society Age: 18yrs and up. The Raleigh-Durham Caged Bird Society educates the public on the care of caged birds, addresses avicultural concerns and encourages the conservation of avian species. The society meets the 3rd Sunday of each month at Glen Eden Pilot Park, 1500 Glen Eden Drive. No registration necessary. Glen Eden Park #213892 Jan 21 Su 1:00-5:00pm #213893 Feb 18 Su 1:00-5:00pm #213894 Mar 18 Su 1:00-5:00pm #213895 Apr 15 Su 1:00-5:00pm Distraction Proofing for Your Dog Age: 16yrs and up. This class is for dogs of any age that know the basics until they go outside. With all the tempting alternatives and distractions, your dog suddenly #215803 Jan 8-29 M 11:00-11:30am #215804 Jan 8-29 M 11:30am-12:00pm #215805 Feb 5-26 M 11:00-11:30am #215806 Feb 5-26 M 11:30am-12:00pm #215807 Mar 5-26 M 11:00-11:30am #215808 Mar 5-26 M 11:30am-12:00pm #215809 Apr 2-23 M 11:00-11:30am #215810 Apr 2-23 M 11:30am-12:00pm Saturday Morning Sciences Age: 9-14yrs. Saturday Morning Sciences is a series of public lectures aimed at bringing the joy and variety of science to students and their families. City of Raleigh staff and speakers from elsewhere will talk about aspects of science and mathematics that they find fascinating or useful. Sgt. Courtney T. Johnson Center – Course Fee: $10 #217006 Feb 3 Sa 11:30am-12:30pm #217007 Mar 3 Sa 11:30am-12:30pm #217008 Apr 7 Sa 11:30am-12:30pm Science Fun Hour Age: 5-12yrs. This program encourages youth to learn more about science through hands-on activities that are educational and fun! Sanderford Road Park #216620 Apr 27 F 5:00-6:00pm Tech-Reation Age: 5-11yrs. Combine your child’s passion for technology with the developmental benefits of recreation in this unique and exciting class! Participants will take part in digital treasure hunts and obstacle courses enhanced by gadgets as the class emphasizes the important place of technology and recreation in our day-to-day lives! Abbotts Creek Community Center – Course Fee: $40 #213220 Jan 8-29 M 6:00-7:00pm #213221 Feb 5-26 M 6:00-7:00pm #213222 Mar 5-26 M 6:00-7:00pm #213223 Apr 2-23 M 6:00-7:00pm Tuskegee Airmen Youth Aviation Academy Age: 12-13yrs. Aviation is an explosive industry with tremendous growth projected over the next several decades. This program helps make youth aware of the many careers and life experiences available in aviation. Participants will discuss the history of Tuskegee Airmen, complete a community service project, build model planes, apply math to aviation problems, fly flight simulators and visit aviation museums and airports. Program open to boys and girls ages 7-10. Program will take place the first Saturday of each month from January through June. Consistent monthly participation is required. Sanderford Road Park #216542 Jan 6-Jun 2 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm seems to know nothing. This class will improve your ability to control your dog in unexpected situations by regaining its focus. We’ll work on getting your dog’s attention without food in your hands! By adding distractions and practicing commands off leash, we’ll help your dog improve self-control and make your public outings more fun. Part two will be held outdoors at six different locations. No class will be held on March 27. For more, see www. dreamdogsnc.com . Jaycee Community Center – Course Fee: $125 #214136 Mar 13-Apr 24 T 8:00-9:00pm Dog – Basic Dog Obedience 101 Age: 16yrs and up. We will teach you the importance of your role as leader and teach your dog the ability to have self-control. These two things together will allow your pup to learn to sit, down, wait, come, stay and walk on a loose leash without pulling. In addition, your dog will learn to wait at doorways, wait without lunging out of the car, sit for supper and leave it. We’ll also focus on proper body language and communicating clearly with your dog. The result will be improved behavior in public as well as at home and a closer bond between you and your dog. Class is limited to six dogs, so there is plenty of time for individual attention. This course is for dogs older than 3 months. All classes are held indoors. No class held on March 27. For more, see www.dreamdogsnc.com . Jaycee Community Center – Course Fee: $125 #214138 Jan 16-Feb 20 T 7:00-8:00pm #214139 Mar 13-Apr 24 T 7:00-8:00pm Dog Obedience Age: 13yrs and up. This course offers instruction in basic commands and controlling your dog. The Raleigh Kennel Club provides this class as a community service. An AKC Canine Good Citizen test will conclude the class, with passing dogs earning their AKC CGC title. This test evaluates the ability of a dog to display good public manners. Dogs should be no younger than 6 months old. Millbrook Exchange Community Center Course Fee: $40 #215942 Mar 21-May 9 W 7:30-8:30pm English as a Second Language (ESL) – Clases de Ingles Age: 18yrs and up. These beginner-level classes are designed for people who use a primary language other than English and are interested in learning important skills to communicate in English. Estas clases se ofrecen a niveles básicos. Las clases est·n diseñadas para gente que no habla inglés como su primer idioma y que est·n interesadas en aprender términos básicos continued from page 37 —