Winter 2011 - City of Shawnee

Winter 2011 - City of Shawnee

Winter 2011

December - March

It's SNOW Secret that Shawnee has the Best Snow Covered Hills!

Winter 2010


Cinderella's Ball 3

Baseball/Softball Field Rentals 4

Sports Field Rentals 5

Shelter Reservation 5

T.A.K.E. Defense Training 6

Aquatics 6


Sports 7-9

Fitness 9

Dance 9

Arts & Crafts 10

Personal Enrichment 11-12


Sports 12

Fitness 13-15

Dance 15-16

Arts & Crafts 16

Personal Enrichment 17

Culinary 18

Computers & Internet 18

Senior Programs 19 - 20

Shawnee Town 21

Registration Form 22

Recreation Scholarships Fund

Shawnee Parks and Recreation and Pepsi have teamed up to offer

recreation scholarships for Shawnee residents. The City is committed

to providing quality recreational opportunities to all residents regardless

of their economic condition. Shawnee residents who qualify for

fi nancial assistance may apply for limited scholarship funds to offset the

registration cost of many of our classes, programs and memberships. A

maximum of $100 per family is available during

a 12 month period. A maximum of 50% funding

is available per class, program or activity. To

learn more about the program or to apply for

assistance please contact Tonya Lecuru at 631-

5200 or stop by the Shawnee Civic Centre.

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 2


Neil Holman


Tonya Lecuru

Deputy Director

Judy Gresco

Civic Centre Coordinator

Eric Ely

Recreation Specialist - Programs

Sean Keenan

Recreation Specialist - Aquatics

Ramie DeGraeve

Manager of Parks and Facilities

Gay Clemenson

Museum Director

Sharron Uhler

Curator of Education

Shannon Hsu

Curator of Collections


Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Day

Saturday, December 25, 2010

New Year's Holiday

Friday, December 31

New Year’s Day

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 17, 2011

Presidents' Day

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cinderella’s Ball

Daddy & Daughter Date Night

Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to present the 11th annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night

at Cinderella’s Ball.

After a decade of Cinderella's Ball this is going to be our biggest and best year yet! Dads grab your best

girl and treat her to a night she’ll never forget! Choose between Friday or Saturday night for dinner, dancing

and fun at Prince Charming’s castle (Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive). New surprises will ensure

a wonderful time for all.

Enjoy a delightful meal and then dance the night away to music provided by a D.J. Each couple will have

their picture taken at Cinderella’s castle for a memento of the special night. “Substitute” daddies are welcome

(grandpa, uncle, etc.). $40 per couple. Suggested ages 5 - 13. Space is limited, sign up today, registration begins

November 1st !

Date, Time and Place

th • 189101-01 Friday, February 4 or


• 189101-02 Saturday, February 5

• 6:30 p.m. till 9:30 p.m.

• Will be held at Prince Charming’s Castle

(Shawnee Civic Centre)

$40 per couple includes:

• Corsages for the girls

• Dinner

• Dance music provided by a D.J.

• Memento photo for each couple

Additional guest - $20 per girl

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 3

Baseball/Softball Field Rentals

New in 2011, the Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department will issue permits for baseball/softball fi elds based on the

results of a lottery draw. Shawnee teams who are interested in reserving space on a weekly basis can register for the

lottery beginning January 3, 2011. To register, eligible coaches must submit a complete roster with names, address and

ages and a $5 permit. (Eligible teams must have a minimum of 50% Shawnee players.) Lottery registration will close on

Friday, February 11th at Noon and the lottery will be processed at 4:00 p.m. Coaches will be notifi ed on the results and

reservations will then be processed based on the results of the lottery on Friday, February 18th Good TIMES

. Times will be assigned

according to the number drawn in the lottery.

Dates to Remember:

January 3, 2011 8:00 a.m. Lottery Registration Begins

February 11, 2011 12 Noon Lottery Registration Closes

4:00 p.m. Lottery Draw Processed

5:00 p.m. Coaches are notifi ed of results of the lottery via email

February 18, 2011 7:00 a.m. Reservations Begin based on lottery results


• Teams may reserve one weekday and one weekend day

per approved roster

• Fields open for the season on February 28, 2011

• Fields are reserved in 1 ½ hour increments

• Fee is $7.50 per practice

• Teams must have a minimum of 50% Shawnee residents

to be eligible to reserve fi elds on February 18th . All fi elds

not reserved by March 15th will be open to all teams

New in 2011

Inclement Weather Vouchers – If a

fi eld is completely closed by the City

due to inclement weather a credit

voucher will be issued to be used

towards another fi eld during 2011.

No cash refunds will be issued.

Making a Change? – Once your

roster has been approved and an

initial permit has been issued you

may make changes or additions by

phone with a Visa or MasterCard.

What’s Available? – Check out

fi eld availability online prior to

making your reservations. An online

calendar will tell you exactly

what is available on a daily basis!

Available Days & Times

Monday – Friday

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 4

Field Inventory & Restrictions

Garrett Park, 47 th & Aminda

Field 1

Gum Springs, 65 th & Quivira

Field A

Field B

Field C - Restricted to teams

11 years of age and older

Field D

Stump Park, 47 th & Woodland

Field 1

Field 2 – Restricted to teams

8 years of age or younger

Field 3

Field 4

Field 5

Field 6

Swarner Park, 63 rd & Lackman

Field 1

Listowel Park, 71 st & Quivira

Field – Restricted to teams

10 years of age or younger

Water District Park, 49 th & Garnett

Field – Restricted to teams

10 years of age or younger

Starts Here.

City of Shawnee has 19 wonderful park shelters available for your next outdoor gathering for family

and friends. Shelters offer a variety of amenities and can accommodate from 8 to 56 persons. Shelter

reservations will be accepted for 2011 beginning on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Shawnee Civic Centre,

13817 Johnson Drive. Check out the City's website at for specifi c information on

each shelter facility as well as download an application.

T he

Sports Field Rentals

New in 2011, the Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department will issue permits for sports fi eld usage beginning on

Tuesday, March 1 st . Sports fi elds are suitable for soccer, football, lacrosse and other fi eld sports.


• Teams may reserve one weekday and one weekend day

per approved roster

• Fields open for the season on March 1, 2011

• Fields are reserved in 1 hour increments

• Fee is $5.00 per practice

• Teams must have a minimum of 50% Shawnee residents

to be eligible to reserve fi elds on February 18th . All fi elds

not reserved by March 15th will be open to all teams.

Monday – Friday

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Available Availa la l ble Days & Times

Saturday – Sunday

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Winter 20 2011 ♦ Page 5

Field Inventory

Garrett Park, 47 th & Aminda

Field 1

Field 2

Field 3

Herman Laird Park, Johnson Dr. & Cody

Field 1

Field 2

Field 3

Listowel Park, 71 st & Quivira

Field 1

Quivira Glen Park, 51 st & Summit

Field 1

West Flanders Park, 55 th & Nieman

Field 1

Field 2

T.A.K.E. Defense Training

It's more than Girl Power

T.A.K.E. Defense was established in 2004 by the Kemp

family in partnership with Johnson County Park and Recreation

District and in cooperation with Blue Valley Recreation

Commission and Leawood Park and Recreation. Over

30,000 girls and women ages 12 and older have been trained

with free hands-on self-defense training. T.A.K.E. Defense

carries its message and training across the United States

It's You Power. Whether it's going to the bookstore, soccer

practice or home, you have the right to feel safe wherever you

go. But we know that's not always the case. So we'll provide

you with hands-on, self-defense training. Training to give

you the knowledge, confi dence and empowerment you'll

need if ever in a situation compromising to your safety. Start

taking action today. Take part in T.A.K.E Defense Training

at the Shawnee Civic Centre on Saturday, January 8 th from

10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon. "You have it in you". To register

for this free class contact the Shawnee Parks and Recreation

Department at 913-631-5200. Donations will be accepted

189201-01 1/8 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

Summer Employment

The Shawnee Parks & Recreation Department

is looking for youth to work at the swimming pools

this summer. We have positions for Swim Instructor

candidates (age 16 & over), Lifeguards (age 16 & over),

and Concession Worker/Pool Attendant (age 14 & over).

Applications will be available at the Civic Centre and

on-line starting January 3 rd . Positions are limited, so apply



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Waterpark Lifeguard Training

Participants will learn the lifesaving skills and knowledge

necessary to respond to aquatic related emergencies. Upon

completion of this course students will receive the American

Red Cross certifi cation in Waterpark Lifeguarding, CPR/

AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration.


• Minimum 15 years of age at completion of course

• Swim 300 yards continuously (Testing on 3/12)

Retrieve a 10 lb brick in 9 ft within a designated time

period (Testing on 3/12)

Certifi cation Fee - $180.00

181102-01 3/14 M - F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Super Kids (ages 4 - 6)

This introduction to Tae Kwon-Do encourages selfdiscipline

and respect in a group setting. Children learn

basic skills in a fun environment, which emphasizes

courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and an

indomitable spirit. This class develops self-confi dence,

increases attention span and improves gross motor skills.

Note: Additional family members may join for ½ price.

Half Session - $11

182101-01 12/2 Th 6:00 p.m.

Monthly Fee - $22

182101-02 1/6 Th 6:00 p.m.

182101-03 2/3 Th 6:00 p.m.

182101-04 3/3 Th 6:00 p.m.

Jr. Tae Kwon Do (ages 6 - 10)

Jr. TaeKwon-Do is a program designed to allow for

advancement of young students who are ready for a more

structured program and advancements but not yet ready to

be immersed in an adult curriculum or adult expectations.

Students participate in a modifi ed curriculum which will

allow them to progress to the level of junior black belt. It

is a great lead up and sets a strong foundation for the adult

program if a student chooses to continue in the art. There

is a strong emphasis on courtesy, integrity, perseverance,

self-control, indomitable spirit and the understanding that

each individual makes a difference in the world. Instructor

Suzan Crochet is a 7 th degree black belt. Note: Additional

family members in JR TKD and TKD may join for ½


Half Session - $22

182110-01 12/7 T 5:30 p.m.

Monthly Fee - $42

182110-02 1/4 T 5:30 p.m.

182110-03 2/1 T 5:30 p.m.

182110-04 3/1 T 5:30 p.m.

Youth Sports

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 7

Smart Hoops (ages 3 - 6)

Join us as your coaches lead your children

through a 5 week clinic teaching basketball

fundamentals. Players will be grouped into

teams and compete against each other the last

2 weeks. The program will allow parents to

participate one-on-one with your child to help

ease into the sport. Location: Civic Centre

1 - 5 week Clinic - $40

182102-01 1/5 ages 3 - 4 W 6:10 p.m.

182102-02 1/5 ages 5 - 6 W 7:00 p.m.

Sr. Hoops (ages 7 - 9)

During this clinic we will focus on dribbling, passing,

rebounding, shooting, defensive moves, and other

fundamentals. We will do more scrimmaging as we

progress weekly. Location: Civic Centre

1 - 5 week Clinic - $40

182102-03 1/5 W 7:50 p.m.

Start Smart Soccer (ages 3 - 5)

Start Smart Soccer is a developmentally appropriate

introductory program for boys and girls. Start Smart

Soccer prepares children for organized soccer in a fun, nonthreatening

environment. The program allows children

the opportunity to work one-on-one with a parent. The

clinic teaches children a variety of soccer skills including:

dribbling, kicking and passing, trapping, throw-ins and

agility. The soccer exercises will become increasingly

more diffi cult as the class progresses and children show

improvement. Parents and children attend. Location:

Riverview Elementary. No class 3/15

6 - 40 minute lessons - $40

182103-01 3/8 T 7:15 p.m.

Start Smart Sports Development (ages 3 - 5)

Parents and children will participate together in this fun six

week program. Start Smart sports development program

helps prepare children for organized sports without the

threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. This

program will focus on a variety of general skills including:

throwing, catching, kicking and batting. Your child will

practice the motor skill tasks that will gradually build

confi dence while spending one-on-one quality time with

you. Parents and children attend. Location: Riverview

Elementary. No class 3/15

6 - 40 minute lessons - $40

182104-01 3/8 T 6:30 p.m.

Quick Start Tennis (ages 5 - 8)

This program is a new format to help kids eight and under

learn and play the game of tennis. To make it easier for

them, we’ve changed a few things. The court size. The

racquet size. The balls. The scoring system. Even the net

height. Now children between the ages of fi ve and eight

can start playing tennis immediately - even if they have

never picked up a racket! Location: Shawnee Civic Centre.

No class 3/17

5 - 40 minute lessons - $55

182109-01 2/9 W 6:00 p.m.

Little Sluggers T-ball Clinics (ages 4 - 6)

This T-ball clinic will allow your little one to have fun and

learn the critical skills to play baseball. We will focus on the

very basic fundamentals of the sport, base running, hitting,

catching, throwing, and most importantly sportsmanship.

Parent participation will be included. Instructor: Dana

Parsons. No class 3/19

4- 45 minute workouts - $35

182105-01 1/6 Th 11:00 a.m.

First Kickers Soccer Clinic (ages 4 - 6)

We will be playing fun and silly games to explain the rules

and fundamentals of soccer. Lots of running, kicking,

and learning good sportsmanship will be demonstrated.

This program is perfect for the beginner to any sport.

Parent participation will be included periodically.

Instructor: Dana Parsons. No class 3/19

Youth Sports

Football and Training Camp (ages 7 - 17)

An extreme football experience with Coach Kevin

Porter, former Chiefs Player and head coach of the

Kansas City Brigade, and staff will instruct you on skills,

drills, scrimmaging tricks and more. We will focus on

agility training, speed drills, and other position areas.

This clinic is perfect for serious players and those who

want to get more serious. Instructor: Kevin Porter.

Location: Civic Centre

4 - 3 hour camps - $120

182107-01 12/27 M - Th 9:00 a.m.

182107-02 3/14 M - Th 9:00 a.m.

Football Clinic with Kevin Porter (ages 7 - 13)

Former Chiefs Player and head coach of the Kansas City

Brigade, Kevin Porter and staff will instruct you on skills,

drills, scrimmaging tricks and more. We will focus on

agility training, speed drills, and other position areas. This

clinic is perfect for serious players and those who want to

get more serious. Location: Civic Centre

5 - 60 minute classes - $80

182108-01 1/5 W 6:15 p.m.

Volley School (K, 1 st and 2 nd grade)

Volley school introduces volleyball to K - 2nd grade.

Players will be instructed in modern volleyball techniques

and will learn teamwork and cooperation with fellow

teammates. Serving, setting, spiking and other skills will

be covered. Simplifi ed game play that takes a step by step

pathway towards power volleyball will be taught as well.

Instructor: Volley School Staff.

4 - 45 minute workouts - $35

5 - 45 minute classes - $52

182106-01 2/10 Th 11:00 a.m. 182112-01 2/16 W 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 8

Youth Fitness/Dance

Youth Volley School (3 rd - 5 th grade)

Youth volley school focuses on continued skill

development to help participants use volleyball skills in

a game setting. Serving, setting, spiking and other skills

will be covered. Simplifi ed game play will be taught

that will help participants incorporate the pass-set-spike

philosophy. Instructor: Volley School Staff.

5 - 45 minute class - $58

182112-02 2/16 W 7:00 p.m.

Junior Volley School (6 th - 8 th grade)

Junior volley school focuses on continued skill development

to help participants use volleyball skills in a game setting.

Serving, setting, spiking and other skills will be covered.

Mini-Volleyball will be taught as the primary skill teacher.

Mini-Volleyball is a European based game that simplifi es

traditional volleyball into a game that teaches pass-setspike

in an accelerated manner. Participants will learn the

basics of game play and competition. The primary aim is

to encourage participants to have fun while learning the

game. Instructor: Volley School Staff.

5 - 60 minute classes - $58

182113-03 2/16 W 8:00 p.m.

After School Archery (ages 11 - 16)

Bull’s Eye, the perfect class for those who want to

learn a cool outdoor sport! We will spend each class

learning the techniques and styles of archery. This

sport has been around even before Robin Hood.

Archery instructor Butch Moberly will be meeting

you each week to zero in on the target. You will surly

improve your skills quickly in the clinic. We will

learn classic terms, stances, and other techniques

that will allow you to gain confi dence, and accuracy.

Location: Civic Centre Pfl umm/Bichelmeyer Park

3 - 60 minute workshops - $26

182111-01 1/26 W/Th/M 4:30 p.m.

182111-02 3/23 W/Th/M 4:30 p.m.


Gym Tyme Indoor Playground

Bring your preschooler to the Shawnee Civic Centre for

a little exercise, a little sports and a lot of FUN! This

unstructured play time will allow you and your child the

opportunity to get out of the house, play and run off some

excess energy. A variety of play items will be provided

each week which may include balls, crawl thru tunnels,

climbing obstacles and more. No Gym Tyme on 3/16

Weekly 2 hour playgroup - $2 drop-in fee per child

183101-01 11/3 W 10:00 a.m.

Beginning Tumbling Skills (ages 3 - 5)

A fun way for beginning tumblers to gain experience,

confi dence, and much more. Basic tumbling skills such

as somersaults, cartwheels, head stands, handstands,

backbends and so forth. Our curriculum improves

balance, agility, coordination and fl exibility. Please wear

comfortable tight fi tting clothing like leotard. (Wear hair

in Ponytail) Instructor: Kelly Hill. No class 3/16

6 - 45 minute classes - $48

183104-01 1/4 T 2:00 p.m.

183104-02 2/15 T 2:00 p.m.


Tap/Jazz/Ballet Combo (beginners ages 3 - 6)

This class is perfect for the beginner with no previous dance

training. We will learn fundamentals and basic tap, ballet

and jazz techniques. This class may also have opportunities

throughout the year to perform, in costume, after attending

on a regular basis. Pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes

are required, and may be purchased ahead at the studio.

Any color leotard and tights are suggested. Instructor:

Academy of the Arts Studio. Location: Shawnee Civic

Centre. Min. 4 - Max. 8. No class 3/16

8 - 50 minute lessons - $72

184101-01 1/4 ages 3 - 6 T 11:00 a.m.

184101-02 1/4 ages 3 - 4 T 5:30 p.m.

184101-03 1/4 ages 3 - 4 T 6:30 p.m.

Do you have a special talent or skill you would like

to share? Shawnee is always looking for new and

creative instructors, call Eric Ely at 742-6403 for

more information.







ages 3 - 6

ages 3 - 4

ages 3 - 4




11:00 a.m.

5:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 9

Youth Arts and Crafts

B.A.D. (Boys Athletic Dance) (ages 6 - 10)

Have fun in this high energy Hip Hop class! We will

discover Hip Hop and breakdancing/ street dancing. Step

on in and learn some moves in a fun and high energy

fi lled environment. Instructor: Academy of the Arts

Studio. Location: 7451 Quivira.

8 - 55 minute lessons - $72

384103-01 1/4 T 6:30 p.m.


After School Painting Club (ages 5 - 10)

Each painting is created on a quality canvas board which

is easily framed to be treasured forever. A step-by-step

individualized process using different techniques is used.

All washable paints. This class is a must! Instructor:

Jessica Nichols. Sign up for all eight classes and save!

1 - 60 minute class - $15 (all Supplies Included)


185101-01 12/2 Th 6:30 p.m.

“Snowman on Starry Night”

185101-02 12/9 Th 6:30 p.m.

“Cardinal in the Snow”

185101-03 12/16 Th 6:30 p.m.

“Perky Penguin”

185101-04 1/13 Th 6:30 p.m.

“My Favorite Candybar!”

185101-05 1/20 Th 6:30 p.m.

“P U Striped Skunk”

185101-06 1/27 Th 6:30 p.m.


185101-07 2/3 Th 6:30 p.m.

“Valentine’s Day Treats (Still Life)”

185101-08 2/10 Th 6:30 p.m.

“Club Art Package”

8 - 60 minute class - $108

185101-09 Th 6:30 p.m.

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Mommy and Me Make and Take (ages 3 - 5)

Join in for a fun workshop of fun stories and great crafting

for you and your young one! Each class you will learn about

a new story and craft. Enjoy watching your child develop

mentally, and socially. Instructor: Janell Peterson

Monkey’s Workshop

Monkeys everywhere! We will read about a silly monkey

that gets into everything! Then we will make a craft using

all kinds of fun material to fi t the day’s theme!

1- 45 minute workshops - $25

185102-01 1/13 Th 10:30 a.m.

Happy Little Mouse

Have you seen the happy little mouse? We will read about

the little mouse that makes lots of friends and gets into all

kinds of trouble. We will make a take home craft so you

can have fun with the happy little mouse all of the time.

1 - 45 minute workshops - $25

185102-02 2/3 Th 10:30 a.m.


Come and learn about who lives in the coolest castle in the

world! Hear about a great story that you won’t forget! We

will read about lots of fairytales that had castles and then

we will make your very own castle!

1 - 45 minute workshops - $25

185102-03 3/3 Th 10:30 a.m.

Creative Kids Pottery (ages 2 - 5)

This series of classes are designed to give your child

the ability and time to be creative. Each class allows

you and your child to pick an art piece to paint and let

your imaginations run wild. Pottery $6 and up are to be

chosen an paid in class. Parent and child participation.

Location: Walls of Clay, 16625 Midland Drive.

1 - 60 minute session - $8

Santa’s Cookie Plate

185104-01 12/11 Sa 10:00 a.m.

Valentine Picasso Mugs

185104-02 2/5 Sa 10:00 a.m.

Easter Bunny Figures

185104-03 3/26 Sa 10:00 a.m.

Youth Personal Enrichment


The Ultimate Super Sitter (ages 11 and up)

Hey Kids! You want to make tons of money? Come and join

us for incredibly fun and information packed classes that

will turn you into a safe, smart super sitter! You will learn

some really cool stuff like: baby-sitting basics, do’s and

don’ts, being prepared, what to do in an emergency, basic

fi rst aid, help with problems and everything you wanted

to know to feel confi dent about starting your own Super

Sitter business! Quick, tell Mom or Dad these classes fi ll

up fast! Bring a snack! Instructor: Carol Payson

2 - 3 hour sessions - $26

186101-01 12/27 M/T 10:00 a.m.

186101-02 3/14 M/T 10:00 a.m.

Pinocchio - Holiday Drama Camp (ages 5 - 10)

Join director/playwright Jo Ho during this holiday

break camp! Spend afternoons full of drama games

and exercises to develop skills in voice, movement,

characterization and imagination. Each day participants

will rehearse an original adaptation of Pinocchio written

by Jo Ho. Final performance will be Dec. 30 th at 5:00 p.m.

Instructor: Jo Ho

4 - 3 hour workshops - $70

186102-01 12/27 M - Th 1:00 p.m.

Gingerbread House Mommy and Me (ages 3 - 6)

Join us in the fun hands-on class were our baker Brooke

Rieke will teach your little one how to create a Gingerbread

house! Allow your child to pick out the perfect decorations

and colors for their unique house. This is a great way to

get into the holiday mood and have some great bonding

time with your little one. Instructor: Brooke Rieke

1- 90 minute workshop - $20

186103-01 12/7 T 10:00 a.m.

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Robotics I Camp (ages 7 - 12)

This full day camp will introduce the basic principles

of robotics! Students will receive hands of training

in designing and programming the Lego Mindstorms

NXT robots and work in a team to complete a series

of Challenges. We work on lots of problem solving,

teamwork, robotics, and engineering! Bring a sack lunch.

Instructor: Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1 - 8 hour camp - $90

186105-01 12/27 M 8:30 a.m.

186105-02 3/14 M 8:30 a.m.

Robotics II Camp (ages 7 - 12)

We will expand on the basic principles of robotics.

Students will receive advanced training using gears.

This full day camp will introduce the basic principles

of robotics! Students will receive hands of training

in designing and programming the Lego Mindstorms

NXT robots and work in a team to complete a series

of Challenges. We work on lots of problem solving,

teamwork, robotics, and engineering! Bring a sack lunch.

Instructor: Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1 - 8 hour camp - $90

186107-01 12/28 T 8:30 a.m.

186107-02 3/15 T 8:30 a.m.

Positively Magnetics (ages 7 - 12)

Lots of hands-on experiments that will . Students will learn

about the Earth’s magnetism, polarity and will brainstorm

magnetic to current problems. The course will conclude

with students making and racing a magnetic levitation

vehicle! This class is loved by all! Instructor: Academy

of Arts and Sciences. (Lunch Option- if you are signed up

for both Positively Magnetics and Electronics workshops

then you may stay at the Civic Centre during lunch)

1 - 4 hour Workshop - $45

186109-01 12/29 W 8:30 a.m.

186109-02 3/16 W 8:30 a.m.

Electronics (ages 7 - 12)

Discover the basic electronic principles in a way that

students can relate to their everyday lives. They will

learn how circuits perform functions solutions such as

opening a garage door or turning on a thermostat. Learn

functions of basic components used to build a circuit.

Workshop concludes with wiring your own DC circuit.

Instructor: Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1 - 4 hour Workshop - $45

186110-01 12/29 W 1:00 p.m.

186110-02 3/16 W 1:00 p.m.

Forensics Science Lab (ages 10 - 13)

Join the Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department and

real detectives during this awesome and informative lab

and workshop. We will learn about fi ngerprint dusting,

footprint and tire molding, black lighting, and computer

data recovery. We will also investigate a mock crime

scene and fi gure out how to look at clues. Lunch will be


1 - 3½ hour lab - $30

186111-01 12/30 Th 9:00 a.m.

Adult Sports

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 12


Drop-In Volleyball

Join the fun on Mondays at the Shawnee Civic Centre for

an evening of volleyball. No registration, no teams and

no supplies needed. Just the desire to play and have fun.

Space is limited; fi rst come, fi rst play. Closed on 1/17 &


Recreational play: 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Competitive play: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

$2 fee - payable at the door

182201-01 11/22 M

Tae Kwon-Do (ages 7 and up)

Tae Kwon-Do is both an art of self-defense and an

international sport. This basic class is designed to

teach self-defense while developing courtesy, integrity,

perseverance, self-control and an indomitable spirit. This

class develops self-confi dence, increases attention span,

improves gross motor skills and teaches respect and selfdiscipline.

Class is designed for individuals and families.

Instructor: Suzan Crochet, 7 th Degree Black Belt. Note:

Additional family members may join for ½ price.

Half Session - $22

182202-01 12/2 T/Th 7:00 p.m.

Monthly Fee - $45

182202-02 1/4 T/Th 7:00 p.m.

182202-03 2/1 T/Th 7:00 p.m.

182202-04 3/1 T/Th 7:00 p.m.


Tai Chi

Tai Chi may boost your immune system resistance to

viral infection by 50%. Another UCLA study showed that

it improved sleep quality. Other research shows it may

treat heart disease and Type II diabetes, lessen anxiety,

depression, and mood disturbance, and build bone mass.

Instructor: Best selling author Bill Douglas. Instructor:

Bill Douglas.

4 - 90 minute workouts - $40

183201-01 11/27 Sa 9:30 a.m.

8 - 90 minute workouts - $80

183201-02 1/8 Sa 9:30 a.m.

183201-03 3/12 Sa 9:30 a.m.

Yoga / Pilates (PIYO)

Focus on your breathing management, stabilization, body

tension release and much more. Strengthen and tone your

stomach, legs, arms, and back. The class is designed for

almost all physical levels. Bring a mat, towel, and your

will to get toned. The instructor will go at each individuals

pace. This workout will give you better fl exibility,

strength, and concentration for your everyday functioning.

Instructor: Kathy Ray

10 - 60 minute workouts - $40

183202-01 11/30 T/Th 8:00 a.m.

12 - 60 minute workouts - $48

183202-02 1/4 T/Th 8:00 a.m.

183202-03 2/15 T/Th 8:00 a.m.

Adult Fitness

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 13

Morning Mix

Start your day off right with this energizing fi tness class

that offers a mix of styles that benefi t the whole body.

Challenger yourself and enjoy the benefi ts of a healthy

lifestyle. It all begins here. Instructor: Lori Meyer.

No class 12/24, 12/31, 1/17, 2/21

Monthly Fee - $35

183205-01 12/1 M/W/F 8:00 a.m.

183205-02 1/3 M/W/F 8:00 a.m.

183205-03 2/2 M/W/F 8:00 a.m.

183205-04 3/2 M/W/F 8:00 a.m.

Aerobic Fun Mix

Much like a step and sculpt class, but with an extra little

twist! Step, toning, and other energy building exercises

that will shape you up and all around. Don’t wait until

tomorrow…sign up Now! Instructor: Dawnah Durkee

10 - 60 minute workouts - $40

183206-01 11/29 M/W 4:30 p.m.

11 - 60 minute workouts - $44

183206-02 1/3 M/W 4:30 p.m.

183206-03 2/14 M/W 4:30 p.m.

Step Aerobics

Step aerobics is a great workout for the overall body.

Simple to follow combinations make this a fun

fi tness program. Individuals of all fi tness levels will

benefi t from this course. Instructor: Leslie Rushton.

No class 12/23, 12/30

8 - 60 minute workouts - $32

183207-01 11/30 T/Th 7:30 p.m.

12 - 60 minute workouts - $48

183207-02 1/4 T/Th 7:30 p.m.

183207-03 2/15 T/Th 7:30 p.m.

Boot Camp

Looking for a great way to get fi t, lose fat, and gain

muscle, Boot Camp is the answer! During this class we

will do full body workouts that will increase your stamina,

make you tone, lean, and probably help you sleep better!

Each participant will be encouraged to get in a great hour

of workout and conditioning. This class is as tough as

you make it, so bring it on. Don’t wait for tomorrow…

do it now! No previous dance exercise required.

Instructor: TBA

5 - 60 minute workouts - $20

183208-01 12/2 Th 5:30 p.m.

6 - 60 minute workouts - $24

183208-02 1/6 Th 5:30 p.m.

183208-03 2/17 Th 5:30 p.m.

Step & Sculpt

Don’t have time to lift weights and do cardio? This

intense class will fulfi ll both needs. With intervals of

calorie blasting peaks on the step then alternating with

a period of weight training, this class will whip you into

shape and has the perfect balance of weight training

and cardio. Instructor: Leslie Rushton/Ronnie Ward.

No class 1/17, 2/21

10 - 60 minute workouts - $40

183209-01 11/29 M/W 5:30 p.m.

11 - 60 minute workouts - $44

183209-02 1/3 M/W 5:30 p.m.

183209-03 2/14 M/W 5:30 p.m.

Power Pump

Do you need a fun, energy packed, toning class that

targets all the muscles you never knew you had? This hour

long class will burn your muscles to fatigue, and get you

toned in all the right places. The moves can be modifi ed

to every level and accommodate people of all ages!

Instructor: Leslie Rushton

3 - 60 minute workouts - $12

183211-01 12/2 Th 6:30 p.m.

Adult Fitness

6 - 60 minute workouts - $24

183211-02 1/6 Th 6:30 p.m.

183211-03 2/17 Th 6:30 p.m.

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Each class consists of stretching, yoga poses, breath work

and deep relaxation. Advantages of yoga include increased

fl exibility, upper and lower body strengthening and greater

mental and physical balance. Yoga improves circulation,

relieves stress and cultivates awareness and serenity. Each

student will be supported at their own level. Please bring a

towel and a mat. No class 1/17, 2/21

5 - 60 minute lessons - $35

183212-01 11/29 M 6:00 p.m.

183212-02 1/3 M 6:00 p.m.

183212-03 2/14 M 6:00 p.m.

Totally Abs

You are ready for this great tummy toning class. This class

will be a very satisfying workout to help you fl atten your

midsection as well as bring out those hidden muscles.

At the end of class we will also give you a few ab tips

that allow you to progress at home. We will also focus

on leg exercises to balance out the night. Great ready to

do a full body core workout! A yoga mat may come in

handy during this class. Instructor: Dawnah Durkee.

No class 1/17, 2/21

5 - 60 minute workouts - $20

183213-01 12/1 W 6:35 p.m.

183213-02 1/5 W 6:35 p.m.

183213-03 2/23 W 6:35 p.m.

Adult Fitness/Dance


A 60 minute aerobic workout-dance program featuring a

variety of rhythms from all over Latin America. You’ll get

a taste of everything including merengue, salsa, fl amenco,

samba, tango, reggae, cumbia, calypso, cha cha, and belly

dance. Instructor: Casa de Fitness

3 - 60 minute workouts - $18

183214-01 12/4 Sa 8:30 a.m.

6 - 60 minute workouts - $36

183214-02 1/8 Sa 8:30 a.m.

183214-03 2/19 Sa 8:30 a.m.

Tai Chi for Stress & Wellness Workshop

Tai Chi is one of the most powerful natural health practices

according to research, and it can help you sleep better and

lessen anxiety in your life. The calming aspect of Tai Chi

can resonate out into all aspects of our lives at a time when

life is becoming more intense for everyone.

Bill Douglas is a leading world authority on Tai Chi, but he

is offering this workshop right here in Shawnee. His book

has been a #1 best selling Tai Chi book in many nations

for years, and he’s been a Tai Chi source for The Wall

Street Journal, BBC Radio, and media worldwide. Bill

has taught for many of the world’s largest corporations

employees and executive staffs, and now he can teach you.

Instructor: Bill Douglas

1 hour workshop - $10

183215-01 1/8 Sa 11:15 a.m.

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 15

Belly Dance Bootcamp

Looking for a new and different type of workout? Belly

dancing is a popular trend in exercise! In this aerobicsformat

belly dance class, you’ll get a total body workout.

You’ll raise your heart rate, burn fat, and tone your muscles.

No experience is necessary for this beginner-level class!

Wear workout shoes and comfortable clothing that allows

for ease of movement. Bring water and be ready to sweat!

Instructor: The Maya Zahira School of Belly Dance

6 - 60 minute workouts - $72

183216-01 1/5 W 7:35 p.m.

183216-02 2/23 W 7:35 p.m.


Country Dance Lessons

Do you enjoy all types of country dance? Join other dance

enthusiast every Sunday at the Shawnee Civic Centre for

lessons and practice from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Line

dances will be taught. No registration is necessary. Pay at

the door.

1 - 2½ hour class - $4

184201-01 11/28 Sunday 6:00 p.m.

Country Dance Party

Dance the night away in a smoke and alcohol-free

environment (we provide pop and water at no charge). A

great opportunity for families to participate together! Party

held at Shawnee Civic Centre. No advance registration

is required. Pay at the door. Instructor: Bob & Ginger

Bowsher and Judy & Joe Kilburn.

1 - 3 ½ hour party - $5

184202-01 12/17 F 7:30 p.m.

184202-02 1/21 F 7:30 p.m.

184202-03 2/18 F 7:30 p.m.

184202-04 3/18 F 7:30 p.m.

Adult Arts and Crafts

Ballroom I - Smooth Dance

Want to meet new friends and learn dances like the

East Coast Swing, Fox Trot, Waltz and Rumba? Learn

the fundamentals of Ballroom Dancing and have fun

at the same time. Learn a new step in this class, then

go out and use it that night! (Partners are encouraged)

Location: Academy of the Arts, 7451 Quivira.

Instructor: Tonya Ebner

6 - 50 minute lessons - $54

184204-01 1/7 F 7:00 p.m.

Ballroom II - Latin Dance

Enjoy the sizzle of the Latin beat in this 6 week ballroom

class. Students will learn the Tango, Samba, Mambo, Cha

- Cha and the Merengue. Ballroom I is not a prerequisite!

(Partners are encouraged). Location: Academy of the

Arts, 7451 Quivira. Instructor: Tonya Ebner

6 - 50 minute lessons - $54

184205-01 3/25 F 7:00 p.m.


Beginning Knitting

In this class you will make a quick-knit project for

yourself or for a gift. Learn basic knitting techniques,

including knit and purl stitches, cast on, bind off, and

ribbing, and fi nd out about yarns, gauge and pattern

reading. If you’ve never knitted or need to refresh your

skills, this is the class for you! Please request a supply list

when registering and bring all supplies to the fi rst session.

Instructor: Cheryl Murray. No class 1/18

3 - 2 hour workshops - $30

185201-01 2/28 M 6:30 p.m.

Heart Lace Neckwarmer!

This quick & cowl will introduce you to a simple lace

pattern & knitting in the round. Finish it in time for

Valentine’s Day or share some knitted love any time! You

should know how to cast on & work knit & purl stitches

before enrolling in this class. Please request the supply list

when registering. Instructor: Cheryl Murray

2 - 2 hour workshops - $30

185202-01 1/31 M 6:30 p.m.

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Painting with Watercolor

Explore the exciting world of painting with watercolors.

Beginning and intermediate painters are welcomed.

Instruction begins with a demonstration and includes

various techniques, colors mixing, and fundamentals of

design and composition. Students produce paintings in a

wide range of subjects based on the material presented in

class. The fall/winter sessions will focus on seasonal and

holiday subjects. New students may bring the supplies they

already have to the fi rst class, or may contact the instructor

for a supply list. Instructor: Valda Robinson

7 - 2 hour classes - $52

185209-01 1/13 Th 10:00 a.m.

185209-02 1/13 Th 1:00 p.m.

185209-03 3/24 Th 10:00 a.m.

185209-04 3/24 Th 1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Polymer Clay Jewelry Making

Polymer clay is a unique and versatile arts and crafts

medium that can be used in a variety of applications. This

class will introduce you to the clay as well as familiarize

you with the different brands available and their unique

properties. You will also receive instruction and create

your own stunning clay pendant to dazzle your friends or

to give as a gift.

1 - 90 minute workshop - $28

185203-01 12/8 W 6:00 p.m.

Polymer Clay Swirls and Wire Wrapping

Learn to make colorful and unique swirled designs using

polymer clay that will turn your jewelry into a conversation

piece. Also experiment with incorporating wire wrapping

techniques to embellish and fi nish your polymer clay

works of art!

1 - 90 minute workshop - $28

185204-01 1/5 W 6:00 p.m.

Adult Personal Enrichment


Hunter Education On-line!

To meet state requirements this online class is designed

to allow the qualifi ed participant (age 11 years and up)

to complete the online chapters and quizzes online. All

students must print off their answers to each chapter quiz

and bring them to the class. Participants must successfully

pass a quiz at the beginning of the in-classroom portion

in order to continue the with the instructional class where

there will be a demonstration and a fi nal written test.

1 - 7 hour workshop - $12

186202 -01 1/22 Sa 9:00 a.m. (Open Lunch)

186202-02 2/19 Sa 9:00 a.m. (Open Lunch)

186202-03 3/19 Sa 9:00 a.m. (Open Lunch)

Shawnee Rain Barrel Workshop

Learn how to capture the rain from your rooftop and use

it for your garden. We will discuss the purpose of the

rain barrel as well as actually build one during class. All

supplies will be available an are included in the class fee.

Instructor: Shawnee Staff. Location: Park Maintenance

Facility, 12321 Johnson Drive.

1 - 90 minute workshop - $45

186203 -01 3/26 Sa 10:00 a.m.

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 17

Digital Photography 101

New to the world of DSLR cameras? Get out of auto

and learn what those mysterious Av, Tv and other

advanced settings really do. This introductory course

is for people who are new to DSLR cameras as well

as compact cameras. Students should bring their own

fully charged camera body, lens(es), memory cards and

manual. We will tell you how these things really work!

Instructor: Julie Smith

1- 90 minute workshop - $20

186210-01 1/22 Sa 9:00 a.m.

DSLR 201

So, you have a DSLR camera and already know the basics,

such as shooting in Auto and how to zoom and focus, but

would like to learn how to take it out of Auto and get the

most of your camera….then this class is for you. Learn

how to use each of the modes and how the can be used to

take your photography to the next level. DSLR cameras

are required for the full class experience. Please bring your

camera body, lens (es), manual, memory card and charged

battery. Instructor: Julie Smith

1- 90 minute workshop - $20

186205-01 2/12 Sa 9 a.m.

Digital Photo Card & Gift Class

Do you want to make the most of your digital photos

this holiday season? See how to create your own

personalized holiday picture card with several of your

favorite photos using Picasa 3.5. Cards can be made

with multiple photos and text at the fraction of the cost.

Instructor: Ronda Mullin

1 - 90 minute workshop - $20

186211-01 12/8 W 6:30 p.m.

Adult CSI Forensic Lab

You have seen it on television, is it real? Join us during

this informal Crime lab workshop where we will look at

real evidence, counterfeit checks, crime sense situations,

and other CSI tactics. We will also investigate a mock

crime scene to test your skills. You will be amazed in how

a scene can tell the story.

1 - 2 hour workshop - $28

186204-01 2/17 Th 6:30 p.m.

Culinary & Computers


BBQ Competition Chicken and Ribs

Learn everything you need to know to select, prep, season,

and cook championship quality ribs and chicken in your

own backyard. Also learn what adjustments to make

depending on your smoker, the elements, and all about

different fuel sources. Your new “Pitmaster” skills will

make you envey of your friends and family. Don’t miss

this great opportunity to meet a great BBQ competitor and

steal some secretes. Instructor: Rod Gray

1 - workshop - $50

186212-01 3/30 W 6:00 p.m.

Serious Brisket and Pork

Having trouble working with Brisket or Pork? Join Paul

Boone of The Pick Smoke N Grill for an education of

great BBQ! We will cover various techniques of smoking

brisket and pork, injections, marinades, and lots of other

tips for simply delicious BBQ. Discover how to make

amazing pulled pork and brisket that will make your

friends jealous. Instructor: Paul Boone. Location: The

Pick Smoke N Grill, 5354 Roberts St.

1 – 3 hour workshop - $42

186206-01 2/13 Su 2:00 p.m.

Truffl es the How to Class

Grab your spouse or your friends! Join pastry chef Brooke

Rieke while she instructs you on how to prepare a great

treat for your guests. You will learn a few tricks from this

experienced pro. During this fun and informative class

we will explore a variety of truffl es and quick and tasty

ways to create them. A portion of this class is hands-on.

Instructor: Brooke Rieke

Custard's Last Stand

Grab your friends and join pastry chef Debora Yates while

she instructs you on how to prepare a great treat for your

guests. During this fun and informative class we will

explore different home kitchen items that you may use as

tools for your creations. A portion of this class is hands-on.

Instructor: Debora Yates

1 - 90 minute workshop - $30

186209-01 12/1 W 6:30 p.m.

Cake Construction Zone

Put on your hardhats! Pastry chef Debora Yates will be in

construction mode while she demonstrates how to make

cakes, layer cakes for weddings or birthday parties, creating

themes, and lots of other cake tricks. You will walk out of

this class with plenty of cake knowledge. A portion of this

class is hands-on. Instructor: Debora Yates

1 – 90 minute workshop - $

186208-01 2/2 W 6:30 p.m.


Ebay the Easy Way - Introduction

What is this Ebay thing and why should I care ? What does

it cost? Do you have to be a computer guru? What could I

sell? How do I buy something? How do I fi nd something

to buy? Is it safe? Can you really make any money? Is it

any fun? Come to this session and get all of these questions

answered and many more. This session requires no prior

skills or knowledge. Instructor: Sam Ruggles

1 - 90 minute workshop - $15

186213-01 12/1 W 6:30 p.m.

186213-02 2/2 W 6:30 p.m.

Ebay Hands on

Time to get serious! During this live demonstration our

instructor will take you through each step of choosing

items, taking proper photos, pricing, appraising, and

selling! If you already have an eBay account, bring an

item or two and we will help you take the proper steps in

making your items sell. Instructor: Sam Ruggles

1 - 90 minute workshop - $15

1 - 90 minute workshop - $30

186214-01 1/12 W 6:30 p.m.

186207-01 12/8 W 6:30 p.m. 186214-02 3/2 W 6:30 p.m.

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 18

Senior Programs


Progressive Bridge

Join us weekly for a fun get-together and play bridge. You

do not need a partner and space is available on a fi rst come,

fi rst serve basis. No bridge on 1/18 and 2/15

Weekly - .50 cent donation

186301-01 On-going M 12:30 p.m.

Walk Across Kansas Indoors

Did you know that you can walk across Kansas inside of

the Civic Centre? Walking around the Civic Centre 13

times equals 1 mile? Did you know that the State of Kansas

is 417 miles east to west? Join other Shawnee residents in

this great free low-impact exercise that can ease you into a

higher level of fi tness and health. If you want to log your

miles with us you might get some cool prizes!


182302-01 11/22 M - F 8:00 a.m.

Fit After Fifty

A low impact aerobics class designed to help you feel better,

look better and can help prevent many health problems

common with the mature adult. You are encouraged

to work at your own pace. Instructor: Debbie Shearer.

No class 1/18, 2/15

11 - 60 minute workouts - $33

183301-01 11/29 M/W/F 8:00 a.m.

17 - 60 minute workouts - $51

183301-02 1/3 M/W/F 8:00 a.m.

183301-03 2/14 M/W/F 8:00 a.m.

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 19

Senior Tai Chi

Tai Chi consists of breathing exercises and a series of

postures that fl ow into one another through connecting

transition moves. These slow, graceful, precise body

movements are said to improve body awareness and

enhance strength and coordination while helping

the participant achieve inner peace. Watch your

strength, fl exibility, and mental awareness increase.

Instructor: Debbie Shearer.

4 - 60 minute workouts - $12

183302-01 12/2 Th 10:00 a.m.

6 - 90 minute workouts - $21

183302-02 1/6 Th 10:00 a.m.

183302-03 2/17 Th 10:00 a.m.

183302-04 1/6 Beg. Th 9:00 a.m.

183302-05 2/17 Beg. Th 9:00 a.m.

Senior Programs

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

This is an exercise program specifi cally designed for

people with arthritis and fi bromyalgia, and is endorsed

by the Arthritis Foundation. You will use gentle activities

to help increase joint fl exibility and range of motion.

Let this class help you maintain muscle strength and

increases overall stamina. Participants must have their

doctor’s consent before beginning this exercise program.

Instructor: Debbie Shearer.

8 - 60 minute workouts - $24

183303-01 11/30 T/Th 11:00 a.m.

12 - 60 minute workouts - $36

183303-02 1/4 T/Th 11:00 a.m.

183303-03 2/15 T/Th 11:00 a.m.

Wii Workout

What do you do when it’s cold outside? Join us at the

Shawnee Civic Centre for the fi rst ever Wii introduction

gathering! We will teach you how to bowl, play tennis, and

much more on the hottest game system on the market. Hot

coffee and other surprises await you in the Civic Centre


1 - 90 minute class - Free!

183304-01 1/14 F 10:00 a.m.

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 20

Senior Wii Bowling Team

Join us on Friday mornings for some exercise and

socializing! We will have a weekly bowling session right

in the Civic Centre, and then we make it to the tournament.

We will be bowling against the City of Lenexa and a few

other Wii bowling groups! We will be using the popular,

new Nintendo Wii game system to bowl! If you can

swing your arm, you can play the Wii! Players can sign

up individually or as a team. The fi rst week will be an

introductory session with recreation staff to assist you

in learning this great, yet easy and fun new pastime.

No bowling 3/18

6 - 90 minute sessions - $15

182301-01 2/11 F 10:00 a.m.

In the Know with the JO

Join us for a cup of coffee and some great information on

the last Friday of each month at the Shawnee Civic Centre.

Each sixty minute presentation will cover something

new every month. Bring your friends or make some new

friends! Do you need a ride? Check out the Shawnee City

Ride and let the Johnson County Jo deliver you safely.

Call (913) 397-7300 to schedule a ride.

186302-01 2/25 F 12 Noon

186302-02 3/25 F 12 Noon

Shawnee Town

Follow Our Progress

View news, updates and photos of the Shawnee Town's

transformation from a prairie town to a 1920s farm

community at


Teachers, home schoolers and scout leaders: Introduce

young learners to what life in a small farm community

was like during the 1920s. Shawnee Town Living History

Museum has several interactive, curriculum-related

programs available for educational school and youth

group visits from March - May and Sept. - Oct. For more

information on registering for a school or youth group visit or call 248-2360.

Join Friends of Shawnee Town

Friends membership supports Shawnee Town and

its plans for the future. Visit www.shawneetown.

org/volunteer/friends.html for details.

Winter 2011 ♦ Page 21


Interested in helping out Shawnee Town, a living history

museum that interprets life in a farm community in the

1920s? Contact Susan Tolleson, Shawnee Town Volunteer

Coordinator, at or

(913) 248-2360

Historic Interpreters - Help school children learn about

day-to-day life in a farm town in the 1920s. Interpreters

dress in period clothing and help students experience life

in a farmer’s market, one-room schoolhouse, dry goods

store, front porch "laundry room," and vegetable garden

during their fi eld trip. School programs take place on

weekday mornings March through May and September

through October. Townsfolk shifts run 2.5 - 3 hours (9:00

a.m. to 11:30 a.m./12 Noon). Volunteers may choose to

help on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, but should be willing

to commit to at least one morning per week. Activities

are both inside and outside. Orientation & training is


Sewers - Stitch-in-Time sewing volunteers sew and

knit clothing for Shawnee Town Museum’s historical

interpreters who recreate life in Shawnee from 1929.

Volunteers work with historic patterns with few instructions

so a good knowledge of sewing, problem-solving skills,

and creativity are needed. Experienced sewers particularly

enjoy this challenging opportunity! Patterns, fabric, and

notions will be provided. Volunteers will need their own

sewing machine.

Event volunteers:

Christmas Around Town - December 4, 2010

Help with Santa's visit, face painting and carriage rides

Old Shawnee Days - June 4 - 5, 2011

Volunteer jobs include:

• Box City - help families build a miniature community

• Ticket to Fun - help visitors with hands-on history

activities such as doing laundry, making crafts, or

fi nding a needle in a haystack

• Crowd Management, - set-up, take-down

Several shifts available on Saturday and Sunday between

10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Registration is Easy!


Mail In:

Shawnee Parks & Recreation

C/O Shawnee City Hall

11110 Johnson Drive

Shawnee, Kansas 66203

Walk In:

Shawnee Civic Centre

13817 Johnson Drive

Shawnee, Kansas 66216

(Corner of Johnson Drive & Pfl umm)

Fax In:

(913) 631-4651


Call (913) 631-5200

Credit Cards:

We accept Visa and MasterCard.


Shawnee Parks & Recreation Department Mailing Address:

Shawnee Civic Centre 11110 Johnson Drive

13817 Johnson Drive (913) 631-5200 Shawnee, KS 66203

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Open Gym Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday Evenings

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday Evenings

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Call 631-5200 to confi rm availability.

Days and times subject to change without prior notice.

Waiver & Consent Statement:

The undersigned agrees to hold harmless and release the City of Shawnee, its agents and employees from any liability which may be suffered by the above named

individual(s) registered in this program arising out of or in anyway connected with participation in this program. The undersigned and the participant(s) authorize the

Shawnee Parks & Recreation Department to use at its discretion, any photograph(s) (black/white or color) taken of the participant(s) while participating in the program

and waive any and all claims that the participant(s), the undersigned or their heirs or assigns may have or claim to have resulting from such photograph(s) or reproduction


The City of Shawnee does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability in the operation of any program, activity or


Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel from a class, call (913) 631-5200 at least five (5) business days before the program begins.You may transfer to another program

or receive a full refund. You will be notified if a program is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. No refunds will be issued after the start of a class.

Shawnee Parks & Recreation is committed to making reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans With Disabilities Act. Requests must be made one week

prior to the start of the program. Please indicate below what accommodations are needed. I have read & understand the waiver statement and cancellation policies.


Signature of person registering participants Home Phone # Work Phone # Cell Phone #

Street City State Zip

E-mail Address:

Staff Use Only

Amount Paid

Receipt #


(PRINT) Participants Name Birthdate Class Title/Code Date Day Time Fee

Make Checks Payable to : City of Shawnee MasterCard/Visa:

Expiration Date: CVS:

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