Leisure Ledger January - April 2018

Specialized Recreation 78 Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Next Step Age: 17yrs and up. Graduation is over. For many, Social Security, Medicaid, guardianship and other services are in place for an adult child with disabilities. Now what? Moving away from home is often the next step! Join this group as guest speakers from the community help us: (1) examine residential options in the Triangle area and (2) explore ways we can continue to be involved to enhance our adult child’s life after the move into a new home. Meetings are 9:30-11:00am every third Saturday of the month at Millbrook Exchange Community Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road. Meetings are free, and light refreshments will be available. No reservations are necessary. For more information, contact Dave Curro at davecurro11@gmail.com. Millbrook Exchange Community Center #213490 Jan 20 Sa #213491 Feb 17 Sa 9:30-11:30am #213492 Mar 17 Sa 9:30-11:30am #213493 Apr 21 Sa 9:30-11:30am Open Mic Night Age: 18yrs and up. If you love to sing or perform, then it is your time to shine! Grab your friends and join us on the 3rd Friday of each month for karaoke open mic! We have thousands of songs to choose from in an encouraging, family-friendly atmosphere. We provide a staff to facilitate and supervise performers. If performers require a higher level of support, assistants are welcome to attend. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 919-996-2147. Chavis Community Center #213396 Jan 19 F 6:00-8:30pm #213397 Feb 16 F 6:00-8:30pm #213398 Mar 16 F 6:00-8:30pm #213399 Apr 20 F 6:00-8:30pm Quest Adult Day Program Age: 22yrs and up. This program is designed for participants with developmental and/or physical disabilities who are interested in daytime recreation, healthy living and community engagement. Participants must be able to work in a small group setting, manage personal care with minimal assistance and follow basic rules of safety and interaction. Individuals who require more support may attend with a personal assistant. Personal assistants must complete additional paperwork and a background check before attending. Registration and additional participant information forms are required at least two weeks before each monthly program start date. Please call 919-996-2147 or email SRIS@raleighnc.gov for more information. Five Points Center for Active Adults Course Fee: $100 #216989 Jan 9-30 T 9:15am-2:15pm #216990 Feb 6-27 T 9:15am-2:15pm #216992 Mar 6-27 T 9:15am-2:15pm #216995 Apr 3-24 T 9:15am-2:15pm 18, City website, or contact Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services at 919- 996-2147. Registration required at least 2 weeks in advance. HIP Bowling Age: 3yrs and up. If you are deaf or hard of hearing or a family member or friend of someone who is, join us on the second Saturday of every month for a couple of frames of bowling! This fun atmosphere will provide an opportunity for all to socialize in a relaxed setting. Two games are included in your registration fee. Please bring money for food and drinks. Preregistration is required through SRIS. For more information, please contact us at 919-996-2147 or SRIS@raleighnc.gov. AMF South Hills – Course Fee: $10 #216793 Jan 13 Sa 2:00-4:00pm #216794 Feb 10 Sa 2:00-4:00pm #216795 Mar 10 Sa 2:00-4:00pm #216796 Apr 14 Sa 2:00-4:00pm HIP Outings Age: All ages. These programs and outings are designed for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Preregistration is required for all programs. Opportunities are advertised on a bi-monthly flyer. Please see individual program descriptions for details. For more information, please contact us at 919-996- 2147 or SRIS@raleighnc.gov . HIP Silent Supper Age: All ages. Silent Suppers are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. All are welcome. This program is designed for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their family members. It provides an opportunity for beginner and advanced signers to socialize in a fun and relaxed setting. Preregistration is encouraged but not required. All attendees must sign in with staff upon arrival. For more information, please contact us at 919-996-2147 or SRIS@ raleighnc.gov. Cary Towne Center #213404 Jan 16 T 7:30-9:00pm #213406 Mar 20 T 5:30-8:30pm Crabtree Valley Mall #213405 Feb 20 T 5:30-8:30pm #213407 Apr 17 T 7:30-9:00pm Jr. Thunder Wheelchair Basketball Age: 6-20yrs. This program is a collaboration of Bridge II Sports and the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department and is designed for youth with a physical disability. We have two divisions: Prep and JV. Practices are held weekly from late August to March. In practices, we work on sports skills, building confidence, goal-setting and independence. The team travels for tournaments in and out of state. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please visit www. bridge2sports.org or call 866-880-2742. Laurel Hills Community Center Buddy Basketball Age: 5-14yrs. Buddy Basketball is an instructional program for people with developmental and physical disabilities focused on developing basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, guarding and shooting. Each participant must attend with a buddy (sibling, friend, assistant, parent). Only the participant must register for the program; there is no charge for the buddy. For more information, please call 919-996-2147. Method Road Community Center – Course Fee: $30 #216846 Jan 20-Feb 24 Sa 10:00-11:00am Cooking for Adults Age: 18yrs and up. This program is designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental or physical disabilities. We will teach the basics of menu planning, kitchen safety and personal hygiene, how to read a recipe and basic kitchen skills needed to prepare various dishes. Please notify us of any food allergy or dietary restriction at the time of registration. Participants must be able to follow simple instructions and step-by-step directions. No one-on-one assistance is provided. Individuals requiring a higher level of assistance should attend with an approved personal assistant. For more information, call 919-996-2147 or email SRIS@raleighnc.gov . Marsh Creek Park – Course Fee: $48 #213366 Jan 9-30 T 6:00-8:00pm #213367 Feb 20-Mar 13 T 6:00-8:00pm #213368 Apr 3-24 T 6:00-8:00pm Fitness Fun Age: 15yrs and up. This program will demonstrate how much fun fitness can be. Participants will explore different types of exercise and equipment and how to use the indoor and outdoor environments around them. This program is designed to meet the needs of participants with developmental disabilities and will be facilitated at a 1 to 6 ratio. One-on-one assistance is not provided, but personal assistants are welcome. For more information, please call 919-996-2147. Five Points Center for Active Adults Course Fee: $20 #216848 Jan 4-25 Th 6:30-7:30pm #216910 Feb 1-22 Th 6:30-7:30pm #216913 Mar 1-22 Th 6:30-7:30pm #216915 Apr 5-26 Th 6:30-7:30pm Friendly Track Out Stay active during Track Out 4 for structured recreational, leisure, and social activities specifically designed for students with developmental disabilities. Participants must be able to work successfully on a 1 staff to 3 participant ratio, but Personal Assistants are welcome to attend for more individualized support. Friendly Track Out is offered at 2 locations: Lake Lynn Community Center and Marsh Creek Community Center. For more information, please refer to the School Based Programs Brochure 2017- continued from page 77 —

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