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September-December 2009

City of Boca Raton... “A City Within A Park”

Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District

• Cultural programs & events

• Special interest classes & activities

• Facility rental options

• Youth & adult sports

• Golf & aquatics opportunities

• Library experiences

• Connections to nature

• Playgrounds & parks

R e D i S C o v e R t h e B e n e f i t S o f P A R k S & R e C R e A t i o n

Fall 2009 THE RECREATOR

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What’s Inside

ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ....................................................................28-33

Sugar Sand Park Field House................................................................ .............30-33

BOCA RATON BEACHES ....................................................................... 47

BOCA RATON DOG PARK ..................................................................... 43

BOCA RATON LIBRARIES ................................................................10-13

Boca Raton Public Library ..................................................................... ............10-12

Spanish River Library ...........................................................................................12-13

COMMUNITY CENTERS ................................................4-8, 14-18, 34-36

Boca Raton Community Center.............................................................. .. ............4-8

James A Rutherford Community Center .......................................................14-18

Sugar Sand Park Community Center ..............................................................34-36

GAP PROGRAM ...................................................................................... 8

GOLF COURSES .................................................................................... 24

Municipal Golf Course................................................................................. .............. 24

Red Reef Executive Golf Course................................................................ ............. 24

GUMBO LIMBO NATURE CENTER ...................................................44-47

PERMITS and FEE SCHEDULES .......................................................48-49

Beach Parking (Permits, Daily Fees).................................................... .................. 48

Boat Launch & Recovery Permit Fees........................................................ ........... 49

Dog Park Permits........................................................................................ ................. 43

Field Rental Fees........................................................................................ .................. 49

Job Opportunities........................................................................................ ............... 48

Pavilion and Shelter Rentals....................................................................... ............. 48

Special Events Permits............................................................................... ................ 48

POOL FACILITIES .............................................................................40-42

Meadows Park Pool............................................................................... ...................... 40

The Swim Center........................................................................................ .................. 41

RECREATION MAP/FACILITIES ........................................................25-27

SHUFFLEBOARD COURTS .................................................................... 29

SPECIAL EVENTS/SUPPORT GROUPS ............................................50-52

SPECIAL POPULATIONS/SPECIAL NEEDS ........................................... 33

SUGAR SAND PARK .........................................................................30-39

Children’s Science Explorium................................................................ ............38-39

Carousel..................................................................................................... ..................... 39

Community Center................................................................................................34-36

Field House............................................................................................ ..................30-33

Willow Theatre....................................................................................... .................37-38

TEEN CENTER ......................................................................................... 9

TENNIS FACILITIES ..........................................................................19-23

Boca Raton Tennis Center.................................................................... ..................... 19

Patch Reef Park Tennis Center............................................................ ...............20-21

The Racquet Center ............................................................................. ................22-23

TIM HUXHOLD SKATE PARK ................................................................ 29

Message from the Director

Mickey A. Gomez, CPRP

This issue of the RECREATOR is the fall

program showcase of all the varied

classes and events we will facilitate for

the remainder of 2009. While the RECREATOR

is indeed the City’s program booklet, it also

describes one who chooses to participate in socially

acceptable activities to derive benefits. I

have discussed in my messages, over the years,

the various benefits that can be gained from

recreating, along with the fact that the benefits

are, indeed, ENDLESS. A realistic take many park and recreation professionals

have on the word RECREATE is RE-CREATE. This is, after all, a most

descriptive use of the word, and it also hits home with this edition’s theme:

RE-DISCOVER the BENEFITS OF PARKS & RECREATION.

What new challenge have you thought to take? Did you master Tai-Chi?

The next level belt in Karate? The bidding process in bridge? Volunteer at

Gumbo Limbo to teach a class? Wasn’t going to that next play at the Sugar

Sand Willow Theater on your “to do” list?

Take that next step to RE- DISCOVER a benefit you haven’t yet received.

You’ll probably be surprised.

This is somewhat ironic, as staff look at the fall as a new beginning. The

recreation programs take on new sessions in September, and the City

budget cycle begins anew in October. It gets to be confusing, with the

2009 year ending for some, and the budget and program life of Recreation

Services being the beginning of a new year. Like staff starting over with

budget and program years, the thought of new challenges can be yours.

RE-DISCOVER the BENEFITS OF PARKS & RECREATION. ...you’ll be glad

you did !

CITY COUNCIL • BOCA RATON CITY HALL

201 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432

(561) 393-7708

MAYOR Susan Whelchel

DEPuTY MAYOR Susan Haynie

COuNCIL MEMBERS Anthony Majhess, Michael Mullaugh,

Constance Scott

CITY MANAGER Leif J. Ahnell, CPA, CGFO

GREATER BOCA RATON BEACH & PARK DISTRICT

300 South Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486

(561) 417-4599

CHAIRMAN Robert K Rollins, Jr.

VICE CHAIRMAN Dirk S. Smith

COMMISSIONERS Dr. Dennis Frisch

Elaine Kleinman, Earl L. Starkoff

EXECuTIVE DIRECTOR Robert T. Langford

The RECREATOR is published in Boca Raton, Florida, Boca Raton Community Center three times yearly.

Emily M. Lilly, Editor

The City of Boca Raton is an equal opportunity agency and offers all persons the benefits of participating in each of its programs and competing in all

areas of employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or non-merit factors.

For additional information, please feel free to call Recreation Services at (561) 393-7806, or visit the city’s website www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us

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RECREATION SERVICES STAFF

• Recreation Services Director

Mickey A. Gomez, CPRP

201 W Palmetto Park Road

(561) 393-7810

• Deputy Recreation Services Director

John A. “Buddy” Parks, CPRP

201 W Palmetto Park Road

(561) 393-7849

• Deputy Recreation Services Director

Joseph N. Cogley, CPRP

201 W Palmetto Park Road

(561) 393-7813

• Recreation Superintendent

J.D. Varney, CPRP

150 Crawford Blvd.

(561) 393-7812

• Parks Superintendent

Keith J. Noelk, CPRP

201 W Palmetto Park Road

(561) 393-7799

• Golf Course Manager

Gregory Jerolaman

8111 Golf Course Road

(561) 483-6317

• Manager of Library Services

Catherine O’Connell

200 N W Boca Raton Blvd

(561) 393-7916

• Financial Manager

Diane M. Yeager

201 W Palmetto Park Road

(561) 393-7847

• Community Centers Administrator

Joseph Briggs

150 Crawford Blvd

(561) 393-7824

• Chief Park Ranger

Tom Cargill

3939 N Ocean Blvd

(561) 393-7815

Program Questions

and General Information

(561) 393-7806

TDD Unit for the Hearing Impaired

(561) 391-0993

BOCA RATON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

The City of Boca Raton, in cooperation with the Palm Beach County

School Board, has developed community schools to serve the residents

of the Greater Boca Raton area. The Community Schools offer a wide

variety of indoor and outdoor leisure programs for all age groups. Meeting

rooms are also available for local service clubs and civic organizations

by contacting the assistant principal for each school listed below. For

a schedule of programs offered at the schools, call the school Monday

through Thursday between 2:00 and 10:00 pm.

Boca Raton Community High School

1501 NW 15th St., Boca Raton 33486

(561) 338-1420

Dr. Geoff McKee, Principal

Dr. Cheryl Lombard, Assistant Principal

Boca Raton Community Middle School

1251 NW 8th St., Boca Raton 33432

(561) 416-8700

Jack Thompson, Principal

Janice McCray, Assistant Principal

• Spanish River Community High School

5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton 33434

(561) 241-2205

Susan Atherley, Principal

Todd Bolar, Assistant Principal

PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY: Boca Raton

Recreation Services, Greater Boca Raton Beach and

Park District, Palm Beach County School Board

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD

Jerome Alfano, Elizabeth Grinnan,

Donald Homer, Robert Huckshorn,

Robert Keltie, Florence Mangus,

Kathleen Murdoch

PARKS & RECREATION BOARD

Ron Betters, Peter Boylan,

Dr. Dennis Frisch, Gordon Gilbert,

Joseph Good, Hank Kreh, Dr. Trudi Stevens

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Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Boulevard Boca Raton 33432 • (561) 393-7807 TDD Line (561) 391-0993

Julia Pinkocze, Recreation Center Supervisor III

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm • Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm

Class registrations begin 2 weeks prior to start of class. Fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable.

Payment may be made by cash or checks, VISA, MasterCard or American Express.

Children under 18 years may be registered ONLY by Parents or Legal Guardians.

ADULT CLASSES

GARDENING CLASSES

Session 1 Learn Landscape Design Techniques Used by Professionals:

Take some photos (optional) of one area of your front or back yard and

bring them to class. At the end of the 3rd class, you will take home some

great ideas, a landscape design specifically for you and a Plan of Action.

Class also includes plant selection (sun,shade,Florida-friendly, and easy

care).

Session 2 When Your Garden Misbehaves: Have the bugs flourishing in

your garden invited their “extended families”? Is your grass giving you attitude?

Would seeing the variety of fascinating weeds on your property be

a good “field trip” for budding horticulture students? Any answer close to

“yes” means you need this class.

Material in Session 1 and 2 will be different. Min-5;max-36

Instructor: Janet Brosan , Mgr-Interior Plants, Boca Raton Resort

Days: Mondays Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Session 1 September 14 – October 5 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 October 19 – November 2 Registration begins 10/5

Cost: Per 3-week session Resident $38 Non-resident $48

No class 9/28

ADULT COOKING

NEW!

The holidays will be upon us very soon! Our cooking workshops will focus

on holiday cooking and baking---inexpensive, yet elegant dishes and

baked goods. Forget the Honey Baked Ham, we’ll teach you how to make

one better! Learn to make Cornish Hens, chocolate truffles, sweet potato

soufflé, fresh cranberry sauce, potato pancakes, Tzimmes, chocolate ganache,

colorful dishes and more! Whether you’re entertaining at home,

invited to an office party or a “special gathering”, we’ll help get you ready

and create it all without a lot of fuss. Classes are “hands on,” so roll up your

sleeves and get ready to have some home cooked fun! *Please note that

you will be registering for all 3 dates listed below, and you must register 5

days prior to 9/23. Min-6

Instructor: Diane Ziegler-Hoffman

Days: Wednesday Time: 6:45-8:15pm

September 23, October 21, November 18

Location: Train Depot –747 S. Dixie Hwy

Cost: Individual Resident $108 Non-resident $135

Couple Resident $186 Non-resident $232.50

Note: 1) There is a $12 material fee per person per class due to instructor

at the start of each class. 2) You will be asked about allergies at the time

of registration 3) You are registered for all three dates listed above, no refunds

will be given for missed classes

LEARN TO SEW

Make clothes for yourself or family. All levels taught. Also learn how to alter

clothes professionally, Must bring own sewing machine. Come prepared

to work on first day with fabric, pattern, scissors, pins, thread, ext. Learn

and have fun!! Min-5;max-10

Instructor: Muriel Mendoza

Days: Wednesdays Time: 9:00am-Noon or 1-4:00pm

Session 1 September 30 – November 25 Registration begins 9/17

Cost: Per 8-week session Resident $50 Non-resident $62.50

ACTING – SHOWCASE THEATER CLASS

This is an on-your-feet class with students (must be over 18) learning the

skills of acting and/or musical theater while having fun and building confidence.

Students will learn about characterization, projection, timing, stage

movement, and stage production. The 2½ hour class includes instruction

in a selected topic, rehearsing scenes and monologues, and performing

for the group. A public performance will be scheduled for early December

based on class content and level of student participation. Min-11;max-25

Instructor: Fred Bonner

Days: Saturdays Time: 10:30am-1:00pm

Session 1 September 5 – December 12 Registration begins 8/22

Location: Boca Raton Community Center

Cost: Per 12-week session Resident $80 Non-resident $100

Note: Please present registration receipt to instructor on first day

of class. All materials provided by instructor.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES

Always a happy, friendly atmosphere appealing to all ages! Dancers of all

levels benefit from Lee’s experience and detailed instruction. FOXTROT,

WALTZ, SWING, TANGO, HuSTLE, CHACHA, MAMBO/SALSA, MERENGuE,

SAMBA, AND RuMBA. Much attention is given to leading and following

techniques plus styling. Singles and couples welcome.

Instructor: Lee Fox

Days: Fridays Time: 7:30-9:00pm

Session 1 September 11 – October 9 Registration begins 8/28

Dance Style: Tango

Session 2 October 16 - November 13 Registration begins 10/2

Dance Style: Hustle

Session 3 November 20 – December 18 Registration begins 11/6

Dance Style: Ballroom Blitz

Note: Session 3 will entail learning the basics of several ballroom

and latin dances and concludes with a special holiday party to be

able to practice all the dances learned in a social setting

Cost: Per 5-week session Resident $60 Non-resident $75

Per 4-week session Resident $49 Non-resident $61

No class 11/27

JOY OF PAINTING - OILS, ACRYLICS, PASTELS

Advanced or beginner, you have much to gain in the way of personal

growth. Painting never leaves us where it finds us. You will find an increase

in perceptual, analytical, and inner spiritual growth. Art is of the soul. Practice

makes perfect and this class will bring you along to a deeper realization

color, form and understanding of making a better painting through

the unique abilities of a teacher who has been re-inventing it all for over 20

years. Please choose only one medium (oil, acrylic, or pastel) to work in. For

specific class information please call (561) 338-5436. Min-4;max-13

Instructor: Joan Lindsley

Day: Tuesdays Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Session 1 September 1 – October 6 Registration begins 8/18

Session 2 *October 13 – November 3 Registration begins 9/29

Session 3 **December 1 – December 15 Registration begins 11/17

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $150 Non-resident $187.50

*Per 4-week session Resident $100 Non-resident $125

**Per 3-week session Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

Note: Material fee not included: please pick up a materials list at the front

desk of Boca Raton Community Center. Choose one medium…but you

will need the things on the drawing sheet. Come prepared.

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NEW!

GETTING A JOB IN A LOUSY MARKET

This is an intensive four-hour, interactive session offering strategic job

search techniques presented by two highly experienced corporate recruiting

professionals with a collective 50+ years of experience in a wide variety

of industries, both domestic and international. The program is broken

down into eleven modules containing the essential elements of successful

job search with examples of internet resources, effective marketing tools,

resumes and cover letters and advice on how to overcome obstacles. Participants

may ask questions giving it the additional elements of real-time,

personalized consultation on job search issues and pitfalls. Handouts are

provided containing valuable resources. This seminar is highly recommended

for job seekers at all levels - from recent college grads to experienced

professional and managers. Min - max-50

Instructors: Benton Howie - former Director of Staffing/H.R. for Siemens

Carol Horner - former Manager of Staffing/H.R. for Siemens

Days: September 16 or 30 Time: 2:00-6:00pm

October 7 or 13

November 10 or 17

December 2 or 9

Cost: Per date Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

*Note: Session content will be the same for all sessions

DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

For all puppies 10 weeks up to 5 months. Get your pup off to a great start

with puppy playtime for socialization while learning the basics of how to

raise a well-behaved dog. Class includes housebreaking, discouraging

play biting, chewing and leash pulling using gentle methods. Training is

indoors. PROOF OF VACCINATIONS must be brought to the first class.

Please bring chew bones or non-squeak toys and soft treats each week.

Min-6;max-12

Instructor: Debbie Burgess

Days: Wednesdays Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Session 1 September 2 – October 7 Registration begins 8/19

Session 2 October 14 – December 2 Registration begins 9/30

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $85 Non-resident $106

Location: Classes are held inside at Train Depot (747 S Dixie Hwy). Call

Boca Raton Community Center for information.

NOTE: Families are welcome, however, we ask that children under the

age of 7 not attend class so as to focus attention on participating dogs

and owners.

No class 11/11, 11/25

BEGINNER DOG CLASSES

Learn what your dog is thinking and why they behave the way they do.

Teach your canine companion to SIT, DOWN, COME, STAY, WALK BESIDE

YOu ON A LEASH, NOT TO PICK uP OBJECTS, TRICKS and much more. Focus

is on developing a relationship of trust and obedience using positive

reinforcement. Health care and safety tips are also discussed. A must for

every dog owner!

Instructor: Debbie Burgess

Days: Mondays Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Session 1 September 28 – November 2 Registration begins 9/14

Session 2 November 9 – December 14 Registration begins 10/26

Location: Classes are held outside on basketball court behind Community

Center and are cancelled in inclement weather. Call Community Center

for information. No class 5/25, 9/7

Days: Wednesdays Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Session 1 September 2 – October 7 Registration begins 8/19

Session 2 October 14 – December 2 Registration begins 9/30

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $85 Non-resident $106

Location: Classes are held outside at Train Depot (747 S Dixie Hwy) and

are cancelled in inclement weather. Call Community Center for information.

No class 11/11, 11/25

INTERMEDIATE DOG CLASSES

A trained dog is a happy dog and a happy owner! This class is designed

to challenge and fine –tune what you have learned from basic training.

Strengthen your dog’s ability to respond to your commands while being

distracted. Classes include games, prizes and an introduction to AGILITY.

Come and have fun while spending quality time with your canine companion.

Your dog will love it!

Instructor: Debbie Burgess

Days: Mondays Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Session 1 September 28 – November 2 Registration begins 9/14

Session 2 November 9 – December 14 Registration begins 10/26

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $85 Non-resident $106

Location: Classes are held outside on basketball court behind Community

Center and are cancelled in inclement weather. Call Community

Center for information.

DOG PARK ETIQUETTE

Would you enjoy taking your dog to the dog park but aren’t sure

how he or she may react? Learn the warning signs and how you

may be encouraging inappropriate behavior from your dog and

other pets. Class will teach you how to deal with dominance and

inappropriate behaviors while your dog socializes using the “Dog

Whisperer” techniques. (This class is not for dogs that are extremely

aggressive). For specific class information please contact the instructor

at (561) 791-7033.

Instructor: Debbie Burgess

Days: Saturdays Time: 10:00-11:00am

Session 1 October 3 – November 7 Registration begins 9/19

Cost: Per 6-weeks Resident $85 Non-resident $106

Location: Classes will be held in the Boca Raton City Hall Parking

lot, east side of the Boca Raton Community Center

FITNESS / MARTIAL ARTS

YOGA AT THE BEACH

NEW!

Experience Yoga as nature intended – in a relaxing and natural environment!

The sights and sounds of the water stimulate the meditative portion

of the conscious mind providing for one of the best Yoga platforms available.

A balanced exercise regime is one that brings together the physical

body, mental being, and the inner and outer spirit. Yoga is one of the most

enlightening exercise classes you’ll ever attend. Participants should expect

to experience a moderate workout and feel comfortable, stretched,

and relaxed after any of these classes. Please make sure to check: www.

yoga-at-the-beach.com for the most up-to-date schedule.

Instructors: Veronica Fowler and Marc Kozlin

Location: Spanish River Park (Beach Side)

Days: Monday Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:00-9:00am

Location: Red Reef West (Intracoastal Side)

Saturday & Sunday Time: 10:00-11:00am

Cost: 1 class Resident $15 Non-resident $19

5 classes Resident $65 Non-resident $81.25

10 classes Resident $130 Non-resident $162.50

15 classes Resident $195 Non-resident $244

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ZUMBA

Let’s face it, working out can be healthy, rewarding and beneficial…working

out can be a lot of things, but it’s never been known to be much fun…

uNTIL NOW! ZuMBA fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow

moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away. Each

1-hour session of calorie-burning, heart-racing, muscle-pumping, bodyenergizing

movements meant to engage and captivate. Routines feature

interval-training where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are

combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. For specific class

information please call instructor at (954) 471-6425 or via email: nicole@

Mizfitinc.com Min-5

Instructor: Nicole Rosen, AFAA Certified Aerobics Inst.

Day: Saturdays Time: 9:30-10:30am

Cost: Per 8 weeks Resident $80 Non-resident $100

Per 4 weeks Resident $50 Non-resident $63

Per class Residents $15 Non-Resident $18.75

JUDO (All ages)

Classes consist of warm-up exercises, instruction, practice and tournament

training. Occasionally, Ju-Jitsu techniques or games are added. Wear only

loose clothing or judogi, no jewelry. uSJA membership, promotions and

tournament fees extra. On-going registration. Spectators welcome. Min-

4;max-35

Instructor: Mike Szrejter, 7th Degree Black Belt

Days: Wednesdays

Mixed ages and ranks Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Advanced 8:00-9:00pm

Saturdays

Mixed ages and ranks Time: 10:00-Noon

Advanced 10:00am-Noon

Cost: Per month Resident $21.50 Non-resident $27

TAI CHI

This unique instruction adapted from the Yang family of Tai Chi Chuan emphasizes

moving meditation for focus, concentration, release of stress and

attention skills. Learn to enhance your performance through effectively

learning athletic movements and self-defense techniques. Ongoing sessions.

Min-5;max-30

Instructor: Bill Rich

Days: Tuesdays Time: Advanced 5:45-6:45pm

Wednesdays Beginners 6:10-7:10pm

Intermediate 7:10-8:10pm

Cost: 8 classes Resident $48 Non-resident $60

12 classes Resident $66 Non-resident $82

YOGA

The breathing, yoga postures and relaxation in this class will create flexibility,

strength, and balance while reducing stress. These exercises can help

to create a sense of inner well-being. Beginner and advanced students can

benefit from improved overall health. Instruction is given for beginners as

well as more advanced students. FIRST CLASS FREE! Min-4;max-25

Instructor: Merrill Katz

Location: Train Depot 747 South Dixie Hwy

Days: Tuesdays,Thursdays Time: 9:30-11:00am

Saturdays 9:00-10:30am

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm

Location: Boca Raton Community Center

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:30-11:00am

Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: 5 classes Resident $65 Non-resident $81.25

10 classes Resident $110 Non-resident $137.50

20 classes Resident $200 Non-resident $250

Note: Class registration/waiver must be presented to instructor prior to

participation. All patrons are required to register at the Boca Raton Community

Center prior to attending class.

No class 9/7, 10/12, 11/11, 11/26, 12/

TRIM WEIGHT CONTROL PROGRAM

Featured on NBC’s “Today Show” and “Woman’s Day” magazine and has

received Consumer Guide’s highest rating for safety and effectiveness.

Involves no menu planning, calorie counting, exercising or special foods.

Visit a class without obligation, classes run continuously. For more information,

brochures are available at the Boca Raton Community Center

front desk. Min-3;max-40

Instructor: Alice Dolgin MSW

Days: Thursdays Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Cost: 1st 6 weeks Resident $97.50 Non-resident $122

Additional 6 weeks (until goal is met)

Resident $69.50 Non-resident $87

Maintenance program (one time flat fee)

Resident $55 Non-resident $69

No class 11/26

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

YOUTH ARCHERY Ages 8-14

Looking for something different for your children to do? Archery is a sport

most people fail to consider when looking for that alternative to soccer

and baseball. This program will introduce your child to the Olympic sport

of archery through skill development and paper target practice. Participants

will become proficient in range safety, proper shooting form, and

scoring. The program is taught by a certified instructor utilizing a national

curriculum designed by the National Field Archery Association. Participants

will have the opportunity to earn skill level patches and pins, showing

that they have mastered vital skills. Archery allows children of all ages

and abilities to participate in a non-competitive atmosphere that builds

discipline, technique and a sense of accomplishment.

For specific class information please call (561) 367-7081.

Days: Thursdays Time: 4:30-5:45pm

Session 1 October 8 - November 12 Registration begins 9/24

Location: Meadows Park Tennis Court

Cost: Per 6-weeks Resident $60 Non-Resident $75

MUSIC, MOMMY & ME with BRAVO ACADEMY

Enjoy special time with your child! This fun and exciting program for children

ages 2-3 years, was developed by Elena Migunov, (Miss Elena), director

of Bravo! Academy of Performing Arts, and successfully taught thousands

of children In California, New York and Florida. These classes will

develop your child’s musical abilities. Your child will delight in acting out

music by great composers. The two of you will sing, dance, play percussion

instruments and piano. Very soon your child will be ready to explore the

magic of music on his/her own in the Music Workshop classes. For specific

class information please call (561) 447-4417 or visit www.BravoAcademy.

com . Min-6;max-13

Instructors: Miss Elena and Bravo Academy Staff

Days: Tuesdays Time: 10:00-10:30am

Session 1 September 15 – October 27 Registration begins 9/1

Session 2 November 3 – December 15 Registration begins10/14

Cost: Per 7-wk session Resident $91 Non-Resident $113.75

YOGA FOR KIDS

By combining yoga, music, movement, this program helps children: develop

strong and flexible bodies, increase concentration and focus, build

self-esteem and confidence, manage stress, express creativity, improve

balance and coordination, develop language and social skills in a fun, noncompetitive

atmosphere. You must pre-register for this class! For class

information, contact the instructor at 561-302-9327. Min-5;max-12

Instructor: Robin Deitch, M.S. R.Y.T.

Days: Mondays Time: 6 yrs & under 3:00-4:00pm

7 yrs & up 4:15-5:15pm

Session 1 September 14 – October 5 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 October 19 – November 9 Registration begins 10/5

Session 3 November 16 – December 7 Registration begins 11/2

Cost: Per 4 weeks Resident $48 Non-resident $60

Note: Please bring a towel or Yoga mat

No class 10/12

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A DAY OF YOGA FUN AND GAMES Ages 7+

Life has become a little too serious for the 7 and older crowd and they have

missed the days when everything seemed like a game. This workshop will

offer a day of beneficial, much earned play that can also be used at home.

Participants will play yoga games such as breathing snake, yoga charades,

1,2,3, yogi says, etc., and a meditation game. Workshops will end with a

guided visualization and foot massage; children will leave with a game list

and a complete summary

of instructions. under 7 years accepted at the discretion of instructor.

Instructor: Robin Deitch

Day: Saturdays Time: 11:15-12:45pm

Session 1 September 26 Registration begins 9/12

Session 2 October 24 Registration begins 10/10

Session 3 November 21 Registration begins 11/7

Session 4 December 19 Registration begins 12/5

Cost: Per session Resident $15 Non-resident $19

Note: Please bring a yoga mat and water to class

FUN WITH FOOD Ages 7-13

CALLING ALL JuNIOR CHEFS! Time to put on your aprons and get cookin’.

The Junior Chef’s classes are designed to help you learn how to be creative

in the kitchen, explore your artistic talents and learn exciting ways to

present food. During this six-week session, we will be making an array of

pizzas, pasta dishes, warm chocolate vinaigrette salads, paninis, holiday

dishes and specialty desserts. This class is sure to please every child’s palette!

All classes are intended for “hands on” participation and tasting of

all goodies prepared. All classes include: food, paper goods, and recipes.

Min- 6

Instructor: Diane Ziegler-Hoffman

Days: Wednesdays Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Session 1 September 2 – October 14 Registration begins 8/19

Session 2 October 28 – December 9 Registration begins 10/14

Cost: Per 6 weeks Resident $138 Non-resident $172.50

Location: Train Depot 747 South Dixie Hwy

*Note: 1) There is a $12 material fee due to the instructor on the 1st day of

the session 2)You will be asked about food allergies at time of registration,

please make sure you provide this information. The instructor will provide

all material and food for classes

No class 9/23, 11/11

BATON TWIRLING, POM POMS and

TUMBLING with STAR-LITE EXPRESS

This exciting program is designed to enhance self-esteem, character, coordination

and physical fitness. Each class consists of ½ hour of baton and ½

hour of poms and tumbling. All classes can participate in shows, parades

and special events. Intermediate and advanced levels march annually in

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom parade. Come in for a FREE TRIAL

CLASS! (Signed waiver form necessary for free trial class.) All students that

complete the year will receive a trophy at the end-of-the-year award banquet.

A StarLite packet is available at front desk. Parents are not allowed in

the classroom during class unless the teacher requests that parents come

in and watch.

Instructor: Joann Hanrahan and Star-lite Express staff

Days: Mondays

Time: Tiny Tot (5&6 year olds) 5:00 – 5:30pm min/max 5/15

Beginners (7 and up) 5:30 - 6:30pm min/max 8/20

Intermediate I 6:30 - 7:30pm

Advanced 7:30-8:30pm

Cost: Tiny Tots Resident $21.50 Non-resident $27

Beginner Resident $32 Non-resident $40

Interm/Adv Resident $32 Non-resident $40

No class 9/7, 10/12

PRESCHOOL MUSICAL Ages 4-6

Learn simple routines to Annie, Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, Wizard

of Oz and more! Fun songs will be acted out and props will embellish the

creative side in all students. For specific class information please contact

Joy Deco Enterprises, Inc. at (954) 971-9917. Min-5;max-25

Instructor: Joy Deco and Staff

Days: Mondays Time: 4:30-5:10pm

Session 1 September 14 – October 26 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 November 2 – December 14 Registration begins 10/19

Cost: Per 6-weeks Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

Per 7-weeks Resident $87.50 Non-resident $109.50

No class 10/12

DANCE PROGRAM

Your child’s confidence, creativity, rhythm, coordination, strength and

expression will develop in these classes. Student must be 3 years as of

12/01/08 to enroll in the 3-4 year old class. Class size and space is limited.

Student must be enrolled in Session 2 to qualify for recital portion.

Instructor: Miss Irene

Days: Tuesday

Session 1 September 15 – November 3 Registration begins 9/1

Session 2 November 17 – June 5/6 Registration begins 11/3

Tap & Ballet

Ages: 3-4 years Time: 1:00-1:40pm Min/Max 6/16

3-4 years 1:45-2:25pm 6/16

4 ½ -5 years 2:30-3:10pm 6/14

5 ½ -6 years 3:15-3:55pm 6/14

7-9 years 4:45-5:25pm 6/12

Tap & Jazz

6-8 years 4:00-4:40pm 6/12

Days: Wednesdays

Session 1 September 16 – November 4 Registration begins 9/2

Session 2 November 18 – June 5/6 Registration begins 11/4

Tap & Ballet

3-4 years 2:00-2:40pm 6/16

4 ½ -5 years 3:00-3:40pm 6/14

Tap & Jazz

8-11 years 3:45-4:25pm 6/12

*Tap 10 years & up 4:35-5:15pm 6/12

*Jazz 12 years & up 5:20-6:00pm 6/12

*Must have 2 years prior dance experience

Cost: Per 8 weeks Resident $90 Non-resident $112.50

Per 26 weeks Resident $292.50 Non-resident $366

No class 12/22, 12/23,12/29, 12/30, 3/30, 3/31

DRAMA

Practice small scripts while perfecting your theater terminology. Perform

drama games and monologues to build on acting techniques. Movement

routines will be taught for rhythm and coordination. Learn audition techniques

and build on public speaking and performance. For more specific

class information please contact: Joy Deco Enterprises, Inc. at (954) 971-

9917. Min-5;max-25

Days: Mondays Time: Ages 5-8 5:15-6:00pm

Ages 9-12 6:00-6:45pm

Session 1 September 14 – October 26 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 November 2 – December 14 Registration begins 10/19

Cost: Per 6-weeks Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

Per 7-weeks Resident $87.50 Non-resident $109.50

No class 10/12

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MUSICAL THEATER & HIP HOP DANCE Ages 9-13

If you like to dance, act and sing this class is for you. Warm ups that include

stretching and isolations will be worked on, bringing about body awareness

for the stage. Cool, clean conservative routines will be learned to the

music of Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Jonas Brothers plus more

favorites. Class will vote on the songs they perform. Classes are for boys

and girls. Comfortable clothing and sneakers should be worn. For specific

class information please contact Joy Deco Enterprises, Inc. at (954) 971-

9917. Min-5;max-25

Days: Mondays Time: 6:45-7:30pm

Session 1 September 14 – October 26 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 November 2– December 14 Registration begins 10/19

Cost: Per 6-weeks Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

Per 7-weeks Resident $87.50 Non-resident $109.50

No class 10/12

ME and MOMMY YOGA

This blend of movement, music and yoga is a 45-minute class open to

children 18mos to 3 years and their caregivers. The class will focus on

developing the child’s imitation skills necessary for motor and language

development. It is a perfect introduction for children who have little or no

experience in social settings. This class will increase positive and playful

interactions between the children and their caretakers.

Instructor: Robin Deitch, M.S.R.Y.T

Days: Mondays Time: 10:30-11:15am

Session 1 September 14- October 5 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 October 19 - November 9 Registration begins 10/5

Session 3 November 16 - December 7 Registration begins 11/2

Cost: Per 4 weeks Resident $48 Non-resident $60

Note: Please bring a towel or yoga mat

No class 9/7,10/12

TOUR OF BOCA

BOCA RATON BICYCLE CLUB

Come join the fun with the annual Tour of Boca rides hosted by the

Boca Raton Bicycle Club and the Recreation Services Department.

Tour beautiful Boca Raton with an easy paced, police escorted

bicycle ride beginning at Patch Reef Park on Yamato Road (just

west of Military Trail). Boca Raton Bicycle Club members acting as

marshals help beginners feel comfortable on the open road and

give advice to improve cycling skills. Promote safe cycling while

spending a pleasant afternoon with family and friends.

2009-2010 DATES

Sundays • November 8, December 13,

January 10, February 14, March 9

Registration at 12:30pm • Patch Reef Park, Yamato Road, just west

of Military Trail

Rides begin at 1:00 pm • 14-15 miles at approximately 9-10 mph

Rest stop at Rutherford Park (Mile 9) for beverages and snacks.

Fee: $2 for each rider

Children must be at least 10 years old and must be accompanied

by an adult if under 14. HEADPHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED.

All riders are REQuIRED to wear helmets.

For additional information contact: Boca Raton Bicycle Club Help

Line (561) 391-6109 • www.BocaRatonBicycleClub.com

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

Featuring local artists, these monthly exhibitions are free to

the public and may be viewed during regular Boca Raton

Community Center hours.

SEPTEMBER – PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

A non-profit organization of over 200 members, the society’s

purpose is to encourage and support water media painting.

The public is invited, free of charge, to meetings held at the

Boca Raton Community Center featuring exciting water media

demonstrations by renowned artists.

OCTOBER – JERRY SAXON Photography

Jerry, a Deerfield Beach resident, has been working with

unique forms of photography for the past 40 years. He has

been recognized in many national magazines with published

articles and photos, and has won many awards (one being the

best picture taken of the city of Chicago).

NOVEMBER – VAUGHN TUCKER Oil & Water Color Paintings

Jamaican artist Vaughn Tucker has received many awards

and has been commissioned to do paintings for several high

profile Jamaican corporations. He was a silver medalist in the

National Festival Fine Arts Competition.

SINGLES DISCUSSION GROUP

Join your over-50 peers in a supportive, singles group discussion about real

life experiences in a warm, friendly, and nurturing environment. The focus of

the discussions is promoting hope, zest for life, and well-being. Our sensitive

and compassionate group leader is a Certified Master Peer Counselor. Ongoing.

Refreshments served.

Facilitator: Ann Marie Roy

Day: Mondays Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm Cost: No fee

GAP PROGRAM

For Children Grades Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Days filled with “fun-tastic” activities during school holidays

and teacher workdays!

BOCA RATON COMMUNITY CENTER

7:30am – 5:30pm

2009-2010 Dates

September 28 • October 16

November 25 & 27 • December 21-24, 28-31

January 4 • February 26

March 26, 29-April 2 • June 4,10 & 11

Registration

City/Beach & Park District Residents – 2 weeks prior to program date

Non-residents – 1 week prior to program date

Fees

Resident - $30 per day per child • Non-resident - $43 per day per child

Fees are subject to change

Schedule available 2 weeks prior to program

For more information contact Amanda Liebl at

(561) 393-7888 or aliebl@ci.boca-raton.fl.us

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Mainstream Teen Center

260 Crawford Boulevard Boca Raton 33432 • Phone (561) 368-4099

Amanda Liebl, Youth Programs Director

REGULAR HOURS: Tuesday - Friday 3:30 - 10:00pm • Saturday 1:00 - 10:00pm

The Teen Center is committed to provide entertaining alternatives in an alcohol and drug free environment. The Center is a drop-in facility for

all Boca Raton youth grades 6 – 12. Come challenge the Playstation 2, Playstation 3, X-Box, Gamecube, X-Box 360 and Nintendo Wii. Join a

friend for a game of bocce, ping-pong, pool, air hockey, foosball and outdoor recreation. A 52” projection television & stereo provide awesome

entertainment. A variety of current magazines are available for reading pleasure.

SPECIAL EVENTS

QUIET WATERS SKI RIXEN

Saturday, September 26

Learn how to Water Ski and Wake Board

or improve your current skills!

1:00-4:00pm

NEXUS DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Saturday, October 10

Come play numerous 3D Game Stations, PC gaming

and other popular arcade games!

2:00-5:00pm

GLACIER ICE AND SNOW ARENA

Friday, December 11

Enjoy a 40,000 square-foot ice-skating and entertain-

ment facility. Bring a long-sleeve shirt to stay warm!

7:30-10:00pm

All events and times are subject to change

Sign up at the Mainstream Teen Center for all

special events. Teen Center Membership ID card

required. For more information on membership,

call 561-393-7888.

SPECIAL EVENT

TEEN FALL FESTIVAL &

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Saturday, November 20

5:00-9:00pm

Take part in our annual festival

and support local teen bands!

For more information and

band auditions,

please call 393-7888

If you would like to earn services hours for school,

participate in programs or receive our

monthly calendar of events by email, please call

(561) 393-7888 or aliebl@myboca.us

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Boca Raton Libraries

General Information/Adult Information (561) 393-7852 • Youth Services Information (561) 393-7968

Catherine O’Connell, Manager of Library Services

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm • Friday & Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm • Sunday Noon-6:00pm

ADULT LITERACY “Each One Teach One”

This Program is available for all adults…18 or older. The program covers

basic and critical reading skills, reading comprehension, basic grammar,

and writing skills with one-to-one tutoring available for adult learners.

ELLIS, ISSUES IN ENGLISH, & CONNECTED SPEECH are new software

programs for English as a Second Language learners. These are available

by appointment. Call Joan-Marie Mueller at (561) 367-7020 for appointments

and information.

Volunteer…help a person learn to read today, and open their world to a

new tomorrow.

REFERENCE & INFORMATION SERVICES

Everyone should take advantage of the Boca Raton Public Library’s many

online resources. To access these resources, go to the Library’s Website

(www.bocalibrary.org) and select “Online Library Resources” from the

menu. These online resources contain current and reliable information on

a variety of topics including health, investments, science, literature, history,

biography, and current events.

Most of these online resources are available not only on the Library’s computers,

but also remotely from your home, school, or office computer, if

you have a current Boca Raton Public Library card. For more information,

call (561) 393-7906 or visit the Library’s Reference Desk.

CHECK IT OUT!

The library now offers VIDEO GAMES for

rent! For $5 for 2 weeks you can take home

games for your Wii, Playstations 2 & 3, and

Xbox 360 consoles.

PLAYAWAYS are also now

available! As the first

self-playing audio book,

Playaways bring pages to life at the push of a

button. Weighing only two ounces, Playaways

are small enough to go anywhere you do!

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

“Helping the library serve our community”

What can your membership do? The Friends produce the Speaker

Series, the Music Series, the Spanish River Library Art Gallery,

and two Book Clubs. We sponsor programs for children, tweens

and teens, and award scholarships for library staff. Join today...

membership applications are available at each library, and at www.

bocalibraryfriends.org.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Music Series • Spanish River Library • 2nd Sunday at 3:00pm • TBA

Speaker Series • Spanish River Library • 4th Sunday at 3:00pm • TBA

Art Gallery • Spanish River Library • New exhibit opens bi-monthly

Book Club • Spanish River Library • 4th Thursday at 7:00pm

Book Club • Downtown Library • 2nd Tuesday at 10:30am

FRIENDS OF LIBRARY USED BOOK STORE

Located on the 2nd Floor of the Downtown Library

200 NW Boca Raton Blvd

Bookstore Hours: Wednesday Noon – 6:00pm

Thursday 10:30am – 6:00pm

Friday & Saturday Noon – 5:30pm

Come visit and find some tremendous bargains! We have books on

religion, philosophy, politics, history, cooking, and many more! Interested

in best sellers, classics & children’s books? We have them!

All proceeds go to the Friends for the benefit of library programs

and services.

Want to volunteer at the Book Store? We need Sellers to open &

close each day, greet customers, & sell books. Also need Sorters to

sort & shelve donated books. Call 544-8596

OCTOBER IS TEEN READ MONTH!

Come in to either library and register for a chance to win great

prizes. Each day you visit the library during October is an entry into

the drawing, plus get additional entries for each teen program you

attend during the month!!

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DOWNTOWN LIBRARY

200 NW Boca Raton Boulevard,

Boca Raton 33432

Youth Services information 393-7968

www.bocalibrary.org

Story Times

No registration is required for Drop-in Story Times.

Monday - Drop-in Story Time

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult

Music, stories, fun finger plays, action songs stimulate learning and a love

for books and literature for children. No registration required.

Age: Children of all ages accompanied by an adult

Day: Monday Time: 7 - 7:30pm

Place: Youth Services Cost: Free

Thursday – Drop-in Story Time

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult

Music, stories, fun finger plays, action songs stimulate learning and a love

for books and literature for children of all ages. No registration required

Age: Children of all ages accompanied by an adult

Day: Thursday Time: 10 - 10:30am

Place: Youth Services Cost: Free

Saturday Stories & Spanish Bi-lingual Story time

Children of all ages accompanied by an adult

Music, stories, fun finger plays, action songs stimulate learning and a love

for books and literature for children. No registration required.

Age: Children of all ages accompanied by an adult

Day: Saturday Time: 10 - 10:30am

Spanish Bi-lingual Stories

Day: First Saturday of the month

Place: Youth Services Cost: Free

Registration

Library card holders will be given preference to register for programs.

Please present your valid library card when registering. Non-library card

holders will be put on a wait list and will be called if space is available.

3 Great Thursday Programs just for 6 to 8 year olds

Your child will enjoy interaction with others while participating in fun activities

especially designed for this age. Limited space available

Program Dates: September 3 Registration beginning 8/24

October 8 Registration beginning 9/28

November 12 Registration beginning 11/05

Time: 3:30 to 4:15pm Place: Youth Services

Cost: Free

BOCA RATON DOWNTOWN LIBRARY &

present

Three 45-minute story time & activity programs

For children 1st through 5th grades

Thursday, October 15, 22 & 29 • 3:30pm

Held at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Register at the Library beginning Monday, September 28

DOWNTOWN LIBRARY

SPECIAL PROGRAMS – FOR ALL AGES

FREE • HELD IN THE YOUTH SERVICES SECTION

Fridays • 3:30pm

All children 8 yrs and younger must be accompanied by an

adult. No registration required.

September 11 • Ronald McDonald’s Reading Challenge Show

For all ages

October 16 • Going Green @ the Library

Presented by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

For all ages

October 30 • Make Believe & Magic Show

Children’s Costume Parade

For all ages

November 20 • A Turkey’s Tale Puppet Show

For all ages

December 4 • “Make & Take” a Holiday Craft

Anytime between 3:30pm to 5:00pm

For age 3 to 12yrs.

CHESS CLUB

Sponsored by the Boca Raton Education Advisory Board

(Ages 7 to 17)

Day: Saturday Time: 10 - 11:30am

Place: Youth Services Downtown Library Cost: Free

Enjoy the challenge of chess while having fun learning the rules and

basic strategies.

Registration required: Registration begins Friday, October 2

Club meets: Saturday, October 17, 24, 31 November 7 & 14.

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Downtown Library

Tween & Teen Programs

Teens (ages 13-17)

Movie Club (with FREE pizza & soda!)

1st Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00pm

September 3 – Hotel for Dogs (PG)

October 1 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

November 5 – Confessions of a Shopaholic (PG)

December 3 – Kicking and Screaming (PG)

Anime Club

3rd Saturday of each month • 2:00-4:00pm

Enjoy manga readings, anime viewings, cultural discussions and more…

Free snacks!

Book Club

2nd Tuesday of each month • 6:30-8:00pm

Come hang out with us as we discuss fun and exciting books and graphic

novels. You will receive a free copy of the book at the time of required

registration.

September 8- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Registration begins Monday, August 24

October 13- How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Registration begins September 8

November 10- Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman

Alexie Registration begins October 13

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Ray Dominguez & the Write Side Poets present:

Speak Up For Your Block • Thursday, October 15 • 6:00-8:00pm

Learn to speak up for your community and make a difference through this

positive and encouraging rap session! No registration required. Free snacks.

Scrapbooking Workshop

Thursday, October 22 • 6:00-8:00pm

Bring 6-8 pictures that can be cut, trimmed, glued, etc. to design your own

scrapbook page! Registration is required beginning Monday, October 12.

October is Teen Read Month!

Come in to either library and register for a chance to win great prizes.

Each day you visit the library during October is an entry into the

drawing, plus get additional entries for each teen program you attend

during the month!!

Tweens (ages 9-12)

Movie Mania (with FREE pizza & drinks!)

1st Saturday of each month • Noon – 2:00pm

September 5 –Hotel for Dogs (PG)

October 3 – Bolt (PG)

November 7 – Bedtime Stories (PG)

December 5 – Tale of Despereaux (G)

Book Discussions

2nd Thursday of each month • 6:30-7:30pm

Discuss another exciting book each month. For October & November discussions

you will receive a free copy of the book at time of required registration.

September 10 – Discuss your favorite book read over the summer; no

registration required.

October 8 – Phillip’s Great Adventures: Spies, Root Beer & Alligators by

Sally Ling ---Discussion & activities will be with the author! Registration

begins September 10

November 12 – The Giver by Lois Lowry; registration begins October 8

Thursday Night Specials

3rd Thursday of each month • 6:30 – 8:00pm

Registration is required and will begin 10 days prior to event.

September 17 – Scrapbooking Workshop (Bring 6-8 pictures that can be

cut, trimmed & glued. Oh, and don’t forget your imagination!)

November 19 – Beaded Bookmark Craft

SPANISH RIVER LIBRARY

& COMMUNITY CENTER

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd., 33431

Youth Services information 544-8584

www.bocalibrary.org

Registration Registration for Programs

Library card holders will be given preference to register for programs.

Please present your valid library card when registering. Non-library card

holders will be put on a wait list and will be called if space is available. Registration

is required for all Story Time programs. Minimum class size 10

Session 1 (5 weeks)

Registration Friday, August 14

Programs start Monday, August 24; ends Thursday, September 17

Session 2 (5 weeks)

Registration Friday, October 2

Programs start Tuesday, October 13; ends Thursday, November 12

Monday – My Rhyme Time Adult & pre-school children

This pre-school multi-age program is filled with lots of rhymes, rhythm,

flannel boards, puppets and stories. Siblings are welcome too!

30-minute class for 5 weeks; registration required for each 5-wk session.

Day: Monday Time: 10 - 10:30am

Place: Meeting Room Cost: Free

Tuesday – Tiny Tots Adult & child walkers to 23 months

A program full of stories, songs, rhymes and finger/hand plays specially

designed for active toddlers.

30-minute class for 5 weeks; registration required for each 5-wk session.

Day: Tuesday Time: 10:00 to 10:30am

Place: Youth Services Cost: Free

Tuesday - Terrific 4 & 5’s Child attends independently

This special story time serves as an introduction to story sharing in a group

setting. Stories will tickle, finger plays delight, and puppets will amuse

youngsters in this age group. Includes a simple craft.

30 minute class for 5 weeks; registration required for each 5 wk session.

Day: Tuesday Time: 3:30 - 4:00pm

Place: Youth Services Cost: Free

Wednesday - Baby Bookworm Adult with child 3 mos. to walking

Are you a new mom or dad and need to get out of the house? Join us at

the Baby Bookworm class. It’s a great way to discover different ways to

interact with your baby and meet other babies and their mommies and

daddies at the same time. Gentle play, listening to music and moving with

your baby will comprise the class.

30 minute class for 5 weeks; registration required for each 5 wk session.

Day: Wednesday Time: 10 - 10:30am

Place: Meeting Room Cost: Free

Thursday – Terrific 2’s & 3’s Adult & child ages 2 & 3

Age-appropriate stories, flannel boards, puppets and a simple craft continues

to bring the love of books to children.

30 minute class for 5 weeks; registration required for each 5 wk session.

Day: Thursday Time: 10:00 to 10:30am

Place: Youth Services Cost: Free

3 Great Monday Programs just for 6 to 8 year olds

Your child will enjoy interaction with others while participating in fun activities

especially designed for this age. Limited space available

Class Date: August 31 – Meeting Room

Registration starts August 24

Class Date: October 5 – Story Room

Registration starts September 28

Class Date: November 9 – Meeting Room

Registration starts November 2

Time: 3:30 - 4:15pm Place: Youth Services Cost: Free

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IMAGINE YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY IN OUR

UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE!

Whether you’re planning a small gathering of close family and

friends or a magnificent holiday party for hundreds, one of our settings

is certain to be the perfect location for your celebrations. The

Rooftop Terrace is the ideal location for sharing some holiday cheer.

The views of Pondhawk Nature Preserve are framed by the colors of

nightly sunsets. The Lakeside Patio offers a magnificent space for

any size event. The views of the lake and surrounding nature make

it the perfect backdrop for dinner, drinks and merriment. Dance

the night away beneath the stars. Our Mezzanine is located inside

with views that overlook our Library and floor–to-ceiling windows

that frame our beautiful outdoor amenities. It will hold your holiday

gala with ease. Our Meeting Room may be transformed into a

child’s winter wonderland party or any theme you can dream up.

Our rooms’ versatility and flexibility will enable your holiday party

ideas to come true. For reservations call Pam Nees at (561)367-7016

or complete a room request form at www.bocalibrary.org

SPANISH RIVER LIBRARY

SPECIAL PROGRAMS – FOR ALL AGES

FREE • HELD IN THE MEETING ROOM

FRIDAYS • 3:30 pm

All children 8 yrs and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required

September 4 • Ronald McDonald’s Reading Challenge Show

For all ages

October 9 • Going Green @ the Library

Presented by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

For all ages

October 30 • Make Believe & Magic Show

Children’s Costume Parade

For all ages

November 13 • A Turkey’s Tale Puppet Show

For all ages

December 4 • “Make & Take” a Holiday Craft

Anytime between 3:30 to 5:00pm

For age 3 to 12yrs.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Check out Todd’s Library Café! Located in the Spanish River Library

NOW UNDER NEW MAGAGEMENT and serving GOURMET COFFEE!!!

The Library Café is a locally owned and operated business dedicated to

providing quality food at a reasonable price. The Café’ with its unique airy,

light-filled lakeside view, is located on the west side of the library. The Café

offers a wide variety of specialty foods -- sandwiches, soups, garden salads,

muffins, ice cream, and cookies. Lunch specials are available each day. The

Café will also be offering Nathan’s hot dogs as well as many other national

brand products including gourmet coffee. The new management company

has operated in Boca Raton since 1997 and offers an excellent

catering service.

If you’re planning a special occasion or a business

meeting, let Todd’s Library Café cater it!

Please call Todd’s Library Café for information

regarding catering at (561) 544-8594.

Café Hours:

Monday – Saturday • 9:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday • Noon to 6:00pm

Spanish River Library

Tween & Teen Programs

Teens (ages 13-17)

Guitar Hero

1st Tuesday of each month • 4:30-5:30pm

Strap on your guitar and get ready to rock the Library!! Free snacks.

Food For Thought

2nd Tuesday of each month • 4:30-5:30pm

Enjoy a different food theme each month with games, trivia and other

activities

Rock on with ROCK BAND

3rd Tuesday of each month • 4:30-5:30pm

Get ready to rock the Library with ROCK BAND!! Free snacks.

Movie Club

4th Tuesday of each month • 4:30-6:30pm

Enjoy a great movie, plus pizza and soda…all for FREE!

Tweens (ages 9-12)

Wacky Wednesdays

1st Wednesday of each month • 4:30-5:30pm

Invite your friends to do something a little different each month.

September 2 – Play With Your Food & Feast On Poetry

October 7 – DDR

November 4 – Tile Coaster Craft

December 2 – It’s Cookie Decorating Time!

Book Discussions

2nd Wednesday of each month • 4:30-5:30pm.

Discuss another exciting book each month.

September 9 – Discuss your favorite book read over the summer; no registration

required

October 14 – Phillip’s Great Adventures: Spies, Root Beer & Alligators by

Sally Ling ---Discussion & activities will be with the author! Register beginning

September 9 and receive a free copy of the book

Anime Club

3rd Wednesday of each month • 4:30-5:30pm

Enjoy manga readings, anime viewings, cultural discussions and more…

Free snacks!

Game Days

4th Wednesday of each month • 4:30-5:30pm

Come join us to play different kinds of games each month.

September 23 – BINGO

October 28 – Board Games

SPECIAL PROGRAM

Fun for the entire Family

JIM WEISS

Renowned storyteller for over 25 years

Monday, November 16 • 7:00pm

Spanish River Library & Community Center Library Mezzanine

Jim’s production company, Greathall Productions, has produced

over 42 storytelling recordings and has been the recipient of more

than 80 major national awards.

Jim has even performed at THE WHITE HOuSE Annual Easter Event!

Generously sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Library

No registration required • Free

For information 561-544-8584

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James A. Rutherford Community Center

This Park has been designated

a Non-Smoking Park

Located in PATCH REEF PARK • 2000 Yamato Road, Boca Raton 33431 • (561) 367-7035

Sharon Duke, CPRP, Recreation Center Supervisor II • Debbie Shockey, Recreation Center Supervisor I

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-10:00 pm • Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm • Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration is two weeks prior to a new session. REGISTRATION IS FIRST COME-FIRST SERVED

Fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable.

Payment may be made by cash, checks, American Express, VISA, or Mastercard.

Children under 18 years may be registered ONLY by Parents or Legal Guardians.

ADULT DANCE CLASSES

BELLY DANCE WITH MAJA

Everyone, all ages and shapes are welcome to learn this ancient form of

dance. Classes will help tone and firm muscles, improve flexibility, coordination

and balance. Express the joy of dancing. It’s fun and relaxing.

Min-5;max-35

Instructor: Maja Yasmina

Days: Wednesdays

Time: Beginners: 5:30-6:30pm Intermediate: 6:45-7:45pm

Session 1 September 9-October 14 Registration begins 8/26

Session 2 October 21-December 9 Registration begins 10/7

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $65 Non-resident $81.25

No class 11/11, 12/2

HULA - The Graceful Dance of Hawaii

Come learn the basic steps such as Vamps, Amis (hip circle) and hand

movements. This exercise is very beneficial to hips and waist and there

are no age barriers.” Hele muai, Kakau e a” olKa Hula” or come join us and

learn the Hula. Min-4;max-25

Instructor: Donna Flynn

Days: Mondays Time: 9:30-10:30am

Session 1 October 19-November 23 Registration begins 10/5

Session 2 December 7-January 25 Registration begins 11/23

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $45 Non-resident $56.25

No class 12/28, 1/18

TAHITIAN WORKSHOP

Tahitian dance is a strenuous-hypnotic dance, but also good for the figure

and a great deal of fun. Movements are from the waist down, while the

waist remains stationary. Tahitian beginning steps are amis, hits and double

hits. Min-4;max 25

Instructor: Donna Flynn

Days: Tuesdays Time: 2:00-2:45pm

Session 1 November 17-December 8 Registration begins 11/3

Cost: Per 4-week session Resident $40 Non-resident $50

LINE DANCING WITH NORMA

(Intermediate/advanced level)

It’s time to get off the couch and on your feet! Learn the newest line dancing

routines Rock ‘n Roll, Mony Mony, Be Bop a Lu La, Waltz, King of the

Road, Cha Cha Cha and the old favorite Electric Slide. Wear comfortable

clothes, shoes and a smile. No partner needed. Min-4;max- 25

IF YOu HAVE DONE LINE DANCING IN THE PAST, THEN THIS CLASS IS FOR

YOu!

Instructor: Norma Schneider

Days: Tuesdays Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Session 1 October 6-November 10 Registration begins 9/22

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $36 Non-resident $45

Session 2 November 24-December 22 Registration begins 11/10

Cost: Per 5-week session Resident $30 Non-resident $37.50

LINE DANCE - (Beginner level)

No partner necessary! It’s time to get off the couch and on your feet! Learn

the newest line dancing routines: Elvira, Country Boogie, Boot Scoot Boogie,

Red Neck Girl, and the old favorite Electric Slide. Enjoy the exercise

and the great music! Wear low-heel leather sole shoes. Min-4;max-25

Instructor: Norma Schneider

Days:Wednesdays Time: 11:00am-Noon

Session 1 October 7-November 18 Registration begins 9/23

Session 2 December 9-January 20 Registration begins 11/25

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $36 Non-resident $45

No class 11/11, 12/30

ADULT HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS

NEW!

High Energy! Fun! This new hip-hop dance course is taught in easy to follow

step-by-step instruction. Set to popular music (Beyonce, JLo, Janet

J.), this course will satisfy the beginner, as well as those who want to get a

good workout! Each week a new routine is taught as participants develop

rhythm and coordination—at their own pace! Comfortable clothing and

sneakers is all that is required. Trial class of session is free! Min-6;max-10

Instructor: Monique A. Betty

Days: Fridays Time: 10-11:00am

11:15am-12:15pm

Session 1 September 4-September 25 Registration begins 8/21

Session 2 October 9-October 30 Registration begins 9/25

Session 3 November 20-December 18 Registration begins 11/6

Cost: Per 4-week session Resident $36 Non-resident $45

FIRST CLASS OF SESSION FREE!

No class 12/4

INTRODUCTION TO FLAMENCO DANCING

This course will provide you with basic Flamenco technique including posture,

footwork, hand and arm movement. You will also learn to dance Sevillanas,

one of the most popular dances of Andalusia, and a funny Rumba

Flamenca choreography that can be performed solo, with a partner or in a

group; all done in a great and joyful atmosphere. No partner is necessary.

Min-5;max 20

Instructor: Silvia Sanchez

Days: Fridays Time: 6:00-7:15pm

Session 1 October 2-October 30 Registration begins 9/18

Cost: Per 5-week session Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

FLAMENCO DANCE and CHOREOGRAPHING

This course will provide you with Flamenco technique and repertoire

including posture, hand and arm movement and footwork. The session

focus will be one of the Flamenco forms “Palos Flamencos”. No partner is

necessary. Min- 5;max-20

Instructor: Silvia Sanchez

Days: Fridays Time: 7:15-8:30pm

Session 1 October 2-October 30 Registration begins 9/18

Cost: Per 5-week session Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

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ADULT SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES

TAE KWON DO Adult & Children ages 6 & up

Learn the art of self-defense, discipline, self-confidence, self-respect, and

respect for others and get a great workout. Stay in shape with this Korean

martial art. Instructor has over 20 years teaching experience within the

City. Min-5;max-40 **Students attend the Introduction class for one

session only, then move to the Basic/Intermediate level.

Instructor: Kathy Hussey

Days:

Introduction: Tuesdays/Thursdays Time: 5:45-6:45pm

Basic/Intermediate: Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm

Saturdays 9:30-11:00am

Advanced/Black Belt Tuesdays 8:15-9:15pm

Session 1 October 13-December 8 Registration begins 9/29

Session 2 December 22-February 9 Registration begins 12/8

Cost: Per 8-week session Resident: $95 Non-resident $118.75

No class 11/7,11/24, 11/26, 11/28,12/1, 12/3, 12/5, 12/24, 12/31

MEMORIES, MILESTONES & MEMOIRS

NEW!

A creative non-fiction FuN Writer’s Workshop! For writers who want feedback,

support, and discipline, those who want to improve craft, for those

who simply want to tell their personal story or “merely let it all hang out”…

Vignettes and personal essays work here too! Feedback is given by the

instructor via email. Students receive weekly handouts. Questions? Call

(561) 477-8727 for more information. Min-11;max-19

Instructor: Emily Rosen, M.A., M.S.

Days: Thursdays Time: 10am-12:30pm

Session 1 October 8-November 12 Registration begins 9/24

Cost: Per 6 week session Resident $108 Non-resident $135

BRIDGE DUPLICATE- Saturday

Sanctioned A.C.B.L. duplicate bridge game for the experienced player.

Light lunch. Partners are available for singles. On-going sessions year

round, except for special events and holidays. Min-12;max-100

Certified Director: Richard Miller

Days: Saturdays Time: 12:30-4:00pm

Cost: $8 per person For reservations call (561)-385-8666

No play 12/5

BRIDGE DUPLICATE- Sunday

Sanctioned A.C.B.L. duplicate bridge game for the experienced player.

Light lunch. Partners are available for singles. On-going sessions year

round, except for special events and holidays. Min-12;max-100

Certified Director: Dean Kogut

Days: Sundays Time: 12:30-4:00pm

Cost: $10 per person For reservations call (561) 338-2995

ISABEL’S KITCHEN

NEW!

Why pay high prices for meals in fancy restaurants or catered meals at

home, when you can learn how to make delicious, sophisticated meals in

your own home. By using clear, simple instructions, Isabel will show you

how easy it is to make dishes such as Coquilles St. Jacques, Beef Stroganoff,

crab cakes, soufflés, specialty breads and much more. Samples will

be provided. Her cooking style utilizes cooking techniques developed by

world famous chefs. No materials are required. Min-4;max-8

Instructor: Isabel Moskowitz

Days: Tuesdays Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Session 1 October 13-November 3 Registration begins 9/29

Session 2 November 17-December 8 Registration begins 11/3

Cost: Per 4-week session Resident $56 Non-resident $70

REALISTIC DRAWING & PAINTING INSTRUCTION

Learn the basic techniques essential to quality, realistic paintings. Classes

will include subjects such as: theory of light & shade, composition, proportion,

and perspective. Students will be able to work in the medium of their

choice: acrylics, oils, watercolor or pastels. Instruction will also include the

color wheel, colors mixing and application of paint. Min-5;max-15

Instructor: Arnold Moskowitz (561) 443-0450

Days: Saturdays Time: 12:30-2:30pm

Session 1 September 19-October 10 Registration begins 9/5

Session 2 October 24-November 14 Registration begins 10/10

Cost: Per 4-week session Resident $65 Non-resident $81.25

ADULT SELF HELP & FITNESS CLASSES

PAST LIFE REGRESSION

This 2½-hour experience begins with an orientation regarding what regressions

are all about. Participants will do a past life regression, followed

by a period of open discussion to share what was experienced. Bring a

towel or blanket to lie on & cover with, along with a writing instrument

and tablet. Electronic devices (such as laptop, recorder, pager, cell-phone

or beepers) are not allowed in class. Min-6;max-10

Instructor: Dr. Dorothy Mihalyfi

Days: Tuesday Time: 6:30-9:00pm

Session 1 November 3 Registration begins 10/20

Cost: Per class Residents $45 Non-resident $56.25

SELF-HEALING & PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT

Participants will learn about the body’s innate power to heal. Self-healing

techniques will be introduced and applied. Techniques may include diaphragmatic

breathing, self-hypnosis, self-acupressure and/or other interventions

depending on the interests of the participants & progression of

the class. Electronic devices such as lap top, recorder, cell-phone, pager or

beepers are not allowed in class.

Min-6;max-10

Instructor: Dr. Dorothy Mihalyfi

Days: Wednesdays Time: 6:30–8:30pm

Session 1 October 7 - 21 Registration begins 9/23

Cost: Per 3-week session Resident $40 Non-resident $50

LOSE TO WIN TODAY!

This community weight loss challenge is a great way to lose weight and

get healthier. Win prizes if you are one of the top achievers in your challenge.

You will receive an evaluation, a healthy meal plan, and weekly information

on weight loss and nutrition. Your personal coach cheers you

on while you have the support of the whole group! Min-8;max-25

For more information, contact Ana Hentze at 561-283-1510 or visit www.

losetowintoday.com

Instructor: Ana Hentze

Days: Fridays Time: 11:00-11:45am

Session 1 September 11-October 16 Registration begins 8/28

Session 2 October 30-December 18 Registration begins 10/16

Cost: Per 6 week session Resident $35 Non-resident $43.75

No class 11/27, 12/4

ANGER MANAGEMENT

NEW!

Discover how to deal with anger. This three week class is an interactive

and experiential workshop designed to introduce the student to stress reduction

techniques and skills for responding to other people’s anger. The

instructor will cover anxiety provoking situations of all natures including

occupational and social conflicts that may be actual or potential. Electronic

devices such as laptop, recorder, pager, cell-phone or beepers are not

allowed in class. Instructor is Anger Management Certified by the Florida

Association for Corrective Training. Min-6;max-10

Instructor: Dr. Dorothy Mihalyfi

Days: Wednesdays Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Session 1 September 9-September 23 Registration begins 8/26

Cost: Per 3-week session Residents $40 Non-resident $50

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STROLLER STRIDES

Stroller Strides® is a pre & post natal fitness program designed for moms

with stroller age children. The total body workout combines a fitness walk

with the stroller, and body toning intervals using the stroller and exercise

tubing (provided). This stroller based workout addresses new mom’s exercise

needs in a fun and refreshing format and is a great way to get back in

shape while having fun with your baby and meeting new moms. Stroller

Strides® is designed for all fitness levels. All strollers except umbrella strollers

will work fine. Please bring a towel or mat for floor work, water, sunglasses/sunscreen

and a toy/book for your baby. Try your first class free.

For more information please call 800-861-1527. Min-3;max 25

Instructor: Ivie Claudio

Days: Ongoing each Wednesday & Friday

Session: September 9-December 4 Registration begins 8/26

Time: 9:00-10:00am

Cost: 4-Block pass Resident $55 Non-resident $68.75

10-block pass Resident $120 Non-resident $150

(Expires 3 months after first use)

All class Pass unlimited classes in 3 months

Resident $225 Non-resident $281.25

STRETCHING THE MIND, STRETCHING THE BODY

Are you interested in reducing stress, the pain of Arthritis, Fibromyalgia,

Lymphedema and your back pain? Would you like to increase flexibility, reduce

osteoporosis symptoms, lose weight, enhance breathing, and develop

better balance? The class consists of light Tai Chi & Yoga stretches, deep

breathing exercises and progressive relaxation. You will be lead through a

unique integrated approach to both mind and body wellness. Moves will

be done on your towel or mat, standing up or sitting in a chair. MAKE THIS

YOuR FIRST STEP ON THE ROAD TO WELLNESS! Facilitator has over 20 years

experience in Life Coaching, gentle stretching instruction and is a trained

mediator.

Facilitator: Inge Erickson (561)477-8814

Days: Wednesdays Time: 1:00–2:30pm

Sessions September 2-December 30 Registration is weekly

Cost: $5 per week

No class 11/11,12/2

CHILDREN, TEEN and FAMILY CLASSES

KANGAROO BABIES (a Mommy & Me program)

A special bonding time for you and your baby! Enhance your relationship

with your tiny tot by sharing songs, parenting discussions, story time, and

motor skills development activities. This class will keep you hopping! Instructor

has a degree in early childhood development and over 17 years

experience in working with children. Min-5;max-15

Instructor: Miss Lili

Days: Mondays (15 mos-2 yrs) Time: 9:00-9:30am

Session 1 September 14-October 26 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 November 9-December 14 Registration begins 10/26

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $65 Non-resident $81.25

Note: 20% discount for second child. No class 10/12

KANGAROO KIDS (a Mommy & Me Program)

In this class we’ll hop from one fun activity to the next while preparing

your child for preschool. Highlights include painting, gluing, clay and design

ART PROJECTS, interactive singing & movement SONGS, imaginative

acting & role playing DRAMATICS and STORY TIME. Instructor has a degree

in early childhood education and has spent over 17 years refining this

developmentally appropriate educational program. A favorite of Moms

& kids alike! Min-5;max-15.

Instructor: Miss Lili

Days: Mondays (2yrs) Time: 9:45-10:30am

(3-4 yrs) 10:45-11:30am

Session 1 September 14-October 26 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 November 9-December 14 Registration begins 10/26

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

Material Fee of $10 per session is to be paid to instructor at first class.

Note: 20% discount for second child. No class 10/12

TAP & BALLET

Your child’s confidence, creativity, rhythm, coordination, strength, expression

and discipline will develop in these classes. Student must be 3 years

as of 12/31/09 to enroll in the 3-4 year old class. Session 1 prepares students

with basic groundwork for the recital routines taught in session 2.

Min-6;max for age 3-4 (18),4-5 (16) and 6-8 yrs.(14)

Instructor: Miss Irene

Days: Thursdays Time: 3 1/2–4yrs 10:15-10:55am

4 1/2 –5 yrs 3:30-4:10pm

6-8yrs 4:15-4:55pm

Session 1 September 17 – November 12 Registration begins 9/3

Cost: Per 9-week session Resident $101.25 Non-resident $127

Session 2 November 19 – June 6, 2010 Registration begins 11/6

Cost: Per 26-week session Resident $292.50 Non-resident $366

Classes held at the Boca Raton Community Center on 12/3

No class: 12/24, 12/31, 4/1

G.L.A.M. (Girls Learning About Manners)

G.L.A.M. is a unique and entertaining etiquette program designed for girls

ages 7-12. This program teaches manners, poise and effective communication

that empowers children to achieve their maximum potential. Through

child-friendly themes and interactive activities, participants will be able to

learn etiquette and manners in a fun and creative way. Instructor is a Licensed

Clinical Psychotherapist with more than 12 years of post-graduate

experience working with children and adolescents. Min-6;max-20

Instructor: Shantelle Moxie, LCSW

Days: Thursdays Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Session October 8-November 12 Registration begins 9/24

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

MIND LAB (Education is Child’s Play)

Mind Lab offers children from the age of 4-14 the opportunity to discover

and develop essential skills. The process begins with game playing! using

specially selected strategy games from around the world, the carefully

planned, yet fun-packed classes captures children’s attention and systematically

helps them to develop crucial thinking skills, life skills and personal

qualities. Taught in a series of three stages, the Mind Lab Method has been

used in over 25 countries to improve thinking skills. Fundamentals such as

strategy, problem solving, decision making, teamwork, losing, communication

and the art of graceful winning are taught. Min-6;max-16

Instructor: Dori Larea & Mind Lab staff

Days: Mondays Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Session 1 September 14-November 9 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 November 16-December 28 Registration begins 11/2

Cost: Per 7-week session Resident $140 Non-resident $175.

No class 9/28, 10/12

ITALIAN FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Ages 3 and up (including parents)

This class is designed for families who would like to learn basic Italian.

Topics covered are the alphabet, numbers, colors, and introductions, bits

of culture, children’s songs, basic vocabulary, and some simple conversational

skills. Learning Italian as a family unit is a fun way to connect with

or keep in touch with your Italian heritage. There is a $25 materials fee

payable to the instructor any time before the first class for an Italian workbook

and supplies. Please call 954-571-1709 with any questions. Min-5

families;max-12 families

Instructor: Tina Voci

Days: Mondays Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Session 1 September 21-November 30 Registration begins 9/7

Cost: Per session - 6 classes, every other week

Resident $125 Non-resident $156.

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NEW!


HIP HOP DANCE & TUMBLING Ages 5-9

Learn cartwheels, handstands, bridges, special rolls while perfecting your

balance and coordination. Cool, clean conservative routines including

Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Jonas Brothers plus many more favorites

will be taught. Warm ups that include stretching and isolations will

be worked on bringing about body awareness for Hip Hop Dance. Class is

for boys and girls. Comfortable clothing and sneakers is all that is required.

For further information please call Joy (954) 971-9917. Min-5;max-18

Instructor: Joy Deco and staff

Days: Mondays Time: 5:30-6:15pm

Session 1 September 14-October 26 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 November 9-December 14 Registration begins 10/26

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

No class 10/12

TUMBLE BEARS Ages 3-5

Class combines tumbling skills and balancing. Creative movement dances

and fun props like parachutes, ribbons, and bean bags are part of this

moving and high energy class. For further information please call Joy at

(954)971-9917. Min-5;max-18

Days: Mondays Time: 6:15-6:50pm

Session 1 September 14-October 26 Registration begins 8/31

Session 2 November 9-December 14 Registration begins 10/26

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $75 Non-resident $93.75

No class 10/12

SING & SIGN WITH TINA AND BeeBO TM ,

THE BABY SIGNSTM NEW!

BEAR

Bring your baby (Newborn-18 months) to meet BeeBo the Baby Signs Bear

for some relaxed family time fun! This special time together provides quality

time for parents and their children, while encouraging communications,

motor skills, social development and early literacy. The class theme

changes monthly, so please be sure to get a copy of the “home props”

checklist to bring to class. The materials fee is payable to the instructor at

any time prior to the start of the class. Feel free to bring snacks to class for

your child. Please call 954-571-1709 with any questions. Min-6 families;

max-12 families

Instructor: Tina Voci, Baby Signs®certified

Session 1 Sunday, November 22 Registration begins 11/8

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Cost: Per session Resident $20 Non-resident $25

Materials fee: $10

REALISTIC ART FOR CHILDREN Ages 7-12

Drawing & Painting

Students learn to work in graphite pencil from basic geometric shapes.

Focus will be on the theory of light & shade. Other subjects covered will

include: perspective, composition & proportion. Students will be able to

work in the painting medium of their choice. Painting instruction will include

the color wheel and application of paint.Min-3;max-8

Instructor: Arnold Moskowitz (561) 443-0450

Days: Saturdays Time: 2:30-4:30pm

Session 1 September 19-October 10 Registration begins 9/5

Session 2 October 24-November 14 Registration begins 10/10

Cost: Per 4-week session Resident $40. Non-resident $50

TAE KWON DO Adult & Children ages 6 & up

Your child will learn the art of self-defense, discipline, self-confidence, self

respect, respect for others, and get a great workout. Stay in shape with

this Korean martial art. Instructor has over 20 years teaching experience

with the City of Boca Raton. Min-5;max-40

**Students attend the Introduction class for one session only, then

move to the Basic/Intermediate level.

Instructor: Kathy Hussey

Days & Times:

**Introduction: Tuesdays/Thursdays Time: 5:45-6:45pm

Basic/Intermediate: Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:00-8:00pm

Saturdays 9:30-11:00am

Advanced/Black Belt Tuesdays 8:15-9:15pm

Session 1 October 13-December 8 Registration begins 9/29

Session 2 December 22–February 9 Registration begins 12/8

Cost: Per 8-week session Resident: $95 Non-resident $118.75.

No class 11/7,11/24, 11/26, 11/28,12/1, 12/3,12/5, 12/24, 12/31

KINDERDANCE Ages 2-5

Kinderdance is a developmental dance and fitness program, blended with

academics, that places special emphasis on children’s self-esteem. Preschoolers

learn the basics of ballet, tap, creative movement and gymnastics,

while learning colors, shapes, numbers, songs and more. Children are

educated while they learn how to dance! The Kinderdance Program is not

a parent-child interactive class. Adults wait outside the classroom. Kindertots

Min-6;max-8; Kinderdance Min-6;max-12

Instructor: Miss Kim and staff

Days: Tuesdays

Session 1 September 8-December 1 Registration begins 8/25

Kindertots Age 2 Time: 4:30-5:00pm

Kinderdance Age 3-5 Time: 3:15-4:15pm

Cost: Per 12-week session

Kindertots: Resident $120 Non-resident $150

Kinderdance: Resident $168 Non-resident $210

No class 10/6

Days: Thursdays

Session 1 September 10-December 10 Registration begins 8/27

Kindertots Age 2 Time: 9:30-10:00am

Kindertots Age 2 Time: 10:15am- 10:45am

Kinderdance Age 3-5 Time: 11:00am-noon

Cost: Per 12-week session

Kindertots: Resident $120 Non-resident $150

Kinderdance: Resident $168 Non-resident $210

No class 11/26, 12/3

Days: Fridays

Session 1 September 11-December 11 Registration begins 8/28

Kindertots Age 2 Time: 9:30-10:00pm

Kindertots Age 2 Time: 10:15-10:45am

Cost: Per 12- week session

Resident $120 Non-resident $150.

No class 11/27, 12/4

BABY SIGNS® PARENT WORKSHOP

Join the thousands of families who have already discovered the magic of

communicating with their pre-verbal babies before they can talk! This parent/child

workshop is a hands-on specially designed for parents/caregivers

and their children from birth to 24 months. Each 45-minute session

will teach you how to implement the Baby Signs® program at home and

you will have a chance to practice with your child in class. There is a materials

fee for the workshop (payable to the instructor at any time prior to

the start of class) includes a Parent Kit with DVDs, a signs dictionary, a flip

chart, and a parent guide. Both parent and their child are welcome in this

class. Questions? Call (954)- 571-1709. Snacks are allowed in class. Min-6

families;max-12 families. Min-5;max-15

Instructor: Tina Voci, Baby Signs® Certified

Session 1 Sunday November 15 Registration begins 11/1

Time: 1:00-3.00pm

Cost: Per session Resident $50. Non-resident $62.50

Materials fee: $35 cash (Only one materials fee is required per family)

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KINDERMUSIK

Kindermusik International offers quality musical experiences for newborn

thru 4 years old. Children and parents alike delight in singing, echoing

back tones, chants and rhythm. Come explore dance movements, instruments

and cultures from all over the world. Very academic, fun and interactive.

Min-6;max-14

Instructor: Maestro Cathy

Days: Fridays

Village (12mos-16 mos) Time: 9:30-10:15am

Our Time (17mos-30 mos) 10:30-11:15am

Imagine That (30 mos – 4 yrs) 11:30am-12:15pm

Young Village (0 – 12 mos) 12:30-1:15pm

Session 1 September 11-December 18 Registration begins 8/28

Cost: Per 13-week session Resident $195 Non-resident $243.75

Material fee of $55-$65 paid directly to instructor at first class

Note: 20 % discount for second child

No class 11/27,12/4

SING-A-LONG WITH MS. MAGA

NEW!

An innovative and interactive experience where children and their parents/caregivers

will discover the benefits of learning another language

while having fun. The class will take place in a very creative, colorful and

happy atmosphere where you and your child will lean basic Spanish

through music, songs, dance movement, games, props and instruments.

Boredom won’t be allowed. Go for it! Parents/caregivers must be present

in class. Min.-6;max-10

Instructor: Miss Maga,

Days: Sundays Ages 2 - 3½ Time: 10:15-11:00am

Ages 3½ - 5) Time: 11:15-12:15pm

Session 1 September 13-October 18 Registration begins 8/30

Session 2 November 1-December 13 Registration begins 10/18

Cost: Per 6-week session Resident $72 Non-resident $90

Materials fee of $10 per session payable to instructor the first day of class.

No class 11/29

PLAYBALL

Playball is a unique and original sports and life-skills development program

developed in the early 1980’s for both boys and girls. Classes are

age specific, limited in size, and are non-competitive in nature. Kids love

coming to classes because they are fun, but behind every activity taught

is a lot of educational and developmental science. Playball covers a wide

variety of sports skills including soccer, basketball, hockey, tennis, baseball

and volleyball. Registration is on a “first come basis” only.

Coach: Playball certified coach

Days: Sundays

Age 3 Min-6;max-8 Time: 10:00-10:30am

Age 4 – 5yrs Min-6;max-10 Time: 10:30-11:15am

Session 1 October 18-December 6 Registration begins 10/4

Session 2 December 20-February 7 Registration begins 12/6

Cost: Per 8-week session Resident $110 Non-resident $137.50

A $10 material fee that includes a Playball T-shirt is due on the first day of

class

SPECIAL EVENTS

Previously Owned Treasure Sale

A Bargain Hunter’s Delight

Saturday, November 7 • 7:00am-11:00am

Registration begins September 8

Join the fun by shopping or selling those garage sale items that are too

good to pass up. There’s something for everyone. Come to shop.

Rain or Shine. Entrance to the park is free! The park also offers a children’s

playground, fitness trail, tennis center, and picnic shelters.

To reserve a table, please register in person at the

James A. Rutherford Community Center.

Tables: Indoor $20 • Outdoor $15.

For more information please call (561) 367-7035

WINTER CHILDREN’S FAIR at Patch Reef Park

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29 • 10:00am-3:00pm

Enjoy the Winter Fair extravaganza while taking a break from school.

Free entrance to the park, entertainment and arts & crafts.

Lots of fun for children ages 2-12

Individual ride tickets $3.00 each or purchase a bracelet for $15 and enjoy

unlimited rides all day. Refreshments will be available for sale.

For information call (561) 367-7035 Inclement Weather Date Wednesday,

December 30

A DAY TRIP - Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tuesday, November 10 • 9:30am-4:00pm Cost: $45 per person

Registration begins September 10

Bring a friend or meet a new friend as you explore this lovely botanical

garden. Located in Coral Gables, the 83-acre garden will provide you with an

unforgettable garden experience as you view the extensive collection of rare

tropical plants, cycads, flowering trees, tropical fruit trees and succulents.

Enjoy an educational tram ride through the gardens and visit the gift shop at

your leisure. Trip includes travel to and from Patch Reef Park by motor coach

bus, admission to the garden, tram tour, and lunch in the Garden’s Café.

Please arrive at Patch Reef Park for check-in no later than 9:00am.

Art in Public Places

Featuring local artists, these monthly exhibitions are free to the public and

may be viewed during regular community center hours.

September-Teresa Kirk

Teresa, is a Boca Raton Museum of Art instructor and a signature member

of Florida Watercolor and Gold Coast Watercolor Societies. The history and

rhythms of life have always intrigued her and she looks for this in everything

around her. (954) 436-2858

September-Patricia “Potter” Metcalf

Pat began her career in art while raising her children and visiting the local

art galleries. After studying at a Massachusetts college, her travels took her

to Europe where she was introduced to the master of Van Gogh, Picasso &

Rembrandt. Pat currently resides in Florida. (954) 295-1878

October-Jean Ellery

Jean, a signature member of Gold Coast Watercolor Society and a member

of Palm Beach and Florida Watercolor Societies, enjoys working in all art

mediums but favors watercolor for plein air painting. She renders favorite

places and things for commissioned paintings. “I can’t imagine not creating.

It is so energizing!” She is also a professional speaker and gives communication

workshops. (561) 391-1962

October-Gold Coast Quilters

The Guild, a member of the Sunshine State Quilters Association, meets

monthly for “contemporary quilting bee” sessions. Each quilt is made of individual

squares and then joined together to make the larger quilt. The quilts

on display are not for sale.

November-Southern Handcraft Society

The Society features some of southern Florida’s most talented artists and

craftspeople. During November a sampling of the guild’s many talents may

be seen as a preview to the Show & Sale. For further information on the

Southern Handcraft Society, please call (954) 782-6583

November- Carol Thaw

Carol, a native New Yorker, later moving to Florida, has been painting &

sketching all her life. Through the use of color and design, her paintings

reflect her zest for life and colorful personality. She describes her work as

positive, bright, full of joy and emotion. (954) 389-0374

December-Ellie Morganstein

Ellie’s oil paintings are about the love of color, the changes that occur when

colors overlap, react and create something new. Her inspiration comes from

floral, tropical still life and landscape. She may be reached at (561) 558-1328

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Boca Raton Tennis Center

271 N.W. Boca Raton Boulevard (N.W. 2nd Avenue), Boca Raton 33432 • Phone: (561) 393-7978 • Fax: (561) 338-3571

Bob Howell – Tennis Center Supervisor

GENERAL INFORMATION

10 lighted Courts Pro Shop

6 Clay, 4 Plexicushion Full Racquet Service

Annual Permits Available 2 Ball Machines

Recipient: uSTA Outstanding Facility of the Year Award

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday 7:30am - 10:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm

Saturday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Sunday 7:30am - 4:00pm

(Clay courts closed daily from 12:30-2:30pm for maintenance)

RESERVATIONS – call (561) 393-7978

Permit Holders

Beginning 1:00pm 2 days in advance

Non-Permit Holders

Beginning 7:30am day of play

FEES (tax included)

COURT RATES

Hard Court:

Resident Non-resident

Adults $5.00 $12.00

Junior

Clay Court:

$4.00 $10.00

Adults $6.00 $14.00

Juniors $5.00 $10.00

ANNUAL- PERMIT RATES (Oct 1, 2009 - Sept 30, 2010)

Resident Non-resident

Adult $210 $575

Family $275 $760

Junior $55 $155

*Note – Juniors 17 years and under

Resident – Must reside in the City of Boca Raton

Programs and fees subject to change.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Boca Raton Championships

Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles

October 24 & 25 • A, B & C Divisions

Great Fun & Prizes!!!

Holiday Junior Tennis Camp

Two 4-day sessions For Ages 7 – 16

Session 1 • December 21, 22, 23, 24

Session 2 • December 28, 29, 30, 31

For information (561) 393-7978

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

Our uSPTA certified and friendly instructors offer a wide range of lessons

based on age and ability. Private and group lessons are available for beginners

through tournament players.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS

Rafael Acuna, Tara Dunne, & Jimmy Deboo

CLASS SCHEDULING

Registration begins two weeks prior to the beginning of each session and

continues until classes are filled. Call for the start of session date.

LESSONS

Private and semi-private lessons available by appointment.

Children’s classes available after school and are now registering.

Private Lesson

Resident $25 per ½ hr; $45 per 1 hr

Non-resident $31.25 per ½ hr; $56.25 per hr

Semi-Private (rates per person

Resident $14 per ½ hr; $25 per 1 hr

Non-resident $17.50 per ½ hr; $31.25 per hr

Three and Me (rates per person)

Resident $18 per hr Non-resident $22.50 per hr

Four and Me (rates per person)

Resident $14 per hr Non-resident $17.50 per hr

ADULT PLAYER DEVELOPMENT(APD)

Class size: 6 players per class; may reserve up to 4 classes in advance;

Cost: Resident $15 Non-resident $18.75

Walk-ins are not guaranteed

Days:

Monday Beginners 10:30 – 11:30am

Beginners 7:00 - 8:00pm

Tuesday Intermediate/advanced 7:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday Cardio Tennis 8:00 - 9:00am

Advanced Beginner 9:00 - 10:00am

Advanced Beginner 7:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday Intermediate/Advanced 9:00 - 10:00am

Beginner play day 10:30 – Noon

Intermed/Advanced play day 7:00 - 8:00pm

Friday Intermediate/Advanced 10:30 – Noon

Saturday Beginner 9:00am – 10:00am

Intermediate 10:00 - 11:00am

Advanced 11:00 – Noon

QUICKSTART TENNIS Ages 4-10

QuickStart is the first and vital stage in the progressive development of

a high performance player. QuickStart features age/size appropriate nets,

courts, and equipment.

Session: 4-week session; one class per week

Days: Monday Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm

Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30pm

Session rate Resident $50 Non-resident $62.50

Walk-in rate Resident $12 Non-resident $15

JUNIOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT (JPD)

Player level is determined by pro; 4:1 ratio

Session: One class per week/4 weeks per session

Days: Tuesday Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm (Ages 7 - 16)

Thursday 4:30 – 6:00pm (Ages 7 - 16)

Session Rate Resident $70 Non-resident $87.50

Walk-in rate Resident $15 Non-resident $18.75

JPD Junior Round Robin Ages 7 – 16

Days: Friday Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEN’S SINGLE LEAGUE

Levels: 3.5 & up Starts Wednesday, August 12

7-week League First 8 players to register!

Cost: Resident $35; Non-resident $43.75

Resident-Resides in the City of Boca Raton

Fees are non-refundable after first class

Programs, operating hours, and/or prices subject to change

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Patch Reef Park Tennis Center

2000 Yamato Road, Boca Raton 33431 • Just west of Military Trail • Phone (561) 367-7090 • FAX (561) 997-0818

Jim Tierney, Tennis Centers Administrator • Leslie Martorano, Tennis Center Supervisor

GENERAL INFORMATION

• 17 lighted Plexicushion courts

• Annual permits available

• 4 practice walls

• Pro shop

• Full racquet service

• Ball machines

• Lockers & showers

• Children’s playground

• Recipient: USTA Outstanding Facility of the Year Award

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-10:00pm

Friday 7:30am- 9:00pm

Saturday 7:30am- 6:00pm

Sunday 7:30am- 5:00pm

RESERVATIONS

Permit Holders

Beginning 12:30pm 2 days in advance

Non-Permit Holders

Beginning 8:00am day of play

FEES (tax included)

COURT RATES Resident Non-resident

Adults $4.50 $5.75

Juniors (17 and under) $3.25 $4.50

ANNUAL PERMIT RATES

(October 1- September 30)

Resident Non-resident

Adults $160 $256

Family $43 $86

Juniors (17 and under) $213 $384

Programs and fees subject to change.

Resident – Resides in Palm Beach County

Fees are non-refundable after first class

PLAN YOuR NEXT BIRTHDAY PARTY AT

PATCH REEF PARK TENNIS CENTER

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CALL (561) 367-7090

This Park has been designated

a Non-Smoking Park

SPECIAL EVENTS

USTA JR. TOURNAMENT

September 26 - 28

Boys and Girls 16 & 18 Singles

wth consolation

USTA ADULT TOURNAMENT

Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

Boca Raton NTRP Classic

Men & Women 3.5-4.5 Singles/Doubles

JUNIOR HOLIDAY CAMP Ages 6-16

Two 4-day sessions 9:00am – 3:30pm

Week 1 December 21-24

Week 2 December 28-31

GAMES-PRIZES-FUN

Family discounts • Attendance options

Sign-up and information (561) 367-7090

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SINGLES LADDER

10 WEEKS • September 14 – November 20

Intermediate & above

(Deadline Sept. 9)

Please call Pro Shop for information

(561)367-7090

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DOUBLES LADDER

10 WEEKS • September 14 – November 20

Intermediate & above

(Deadline Sept. 9)

Please call Pro Shop for information (561)367-7090

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LEAGUES

WOMEN: Daytime leagues: Levels: 1, 2A, 2B, 3, 5 & 8

Senior Ladies, Night Leagues: 3.5-5.0 divisions

MEN: Thursday Night Leagues: 3.5-5.0 divisions

Tuesday Night Leagues: 3.0-3.5 division

USTA - MEN & WOMEN NIGHT LEAGUES

Please call Pro Shop for Information (561) 367-7090

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INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

Our certified staff can accommodate all levels of play, young and not so

young. There are several scheduling options available to fit your needs.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF (USPTA, PTR)

Tom Pappalardo, Paige Cangialosi, Dina Lavoe, Nicole Roth, Pam Wilkinson,

Kari A. Yerg (2007 Touring Coach of the Year)

LESSONS

Private and semi-private lessons available by appointment.

Private lesson

Resident $25 per ½ hr $45 per hr

Non-resident $31.35 per ½ hr $56.25 per hr

Semi-Private (Rates per person)

Resident $14 per ½ hr $25 per hr

Non-resident $17.50 per ½ hr $31.25 per hr

Three and Me (Rates per person)

Resident $18 per hr

Non-resident $22.50 per hr

Four and Me (Rates per person)

Resident $14 per hr

Non-resident $17.50 per hr

ADULT CLINICS

Cost: Per 1 hour class Resident $15 Non-resident $18.75

Per 1 ½ hour class Resident $20 Non-resident $25

Beginner Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am

Saturdays 10:00-10:00am

Advanced Beginner Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm

Thursdays 10:00-11:00am

Intermediate Wednesdays 9:00-10:30am

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm

Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm

Saturdays 8:00-9:30am

High Intermediate Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm

Advanced Saturdays 9:30-11:00am

DOUBLES STRATEGY

Day: Thursdays- Intermediate 9:00-10:30am

Cost: Per class Resident $20 Non Resident $25

SUCCESSFUL DOUBLES

Day: Friday 9:00-10:30am

Cost: Per class Resident $20 Non Resident $25

STROKE OF THE WEEK

Day: Fridays Time: 9:00-10:00am

Cost: Per class Resident $15 Non Resident $18.75

STROKE OF THE WEEKEND

Day: Sundays Time: 10:00-11:00am

Cost: Per class Resident $15 Non Resident $18.75

ROUND ROBIN PLAY

Men’s doubles Mondays 6:30-9:00pm

Mixed doubles Fridays 7:00-9:00pm

Sundays 9:00-11:00am

Cost: $3 (non-permit holder plus court fee)

ELITE WHEELCHAIR TENNIS CLINIC

Day: Tuesdays Time: 5:30-8:00pm

Cost: No Charge

TENNIS-IZE (CARDIO TENNIS)

Day: Sundays Time: 8:30-10:00am

Cost: Per class Resident $20 Non Resident $25

MEN’S NIGHT-Instructional plus match play.

Day: Wednesday Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Cost: Per class Resident $20 Non Resident $25

LADIES NIGHT- Instruction plus match play.

Day: Tuesday Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Cost: Per class Resident $20 Non-resident $25

NOVICE CLUB LEAGUE

Day: Mondays Time: 9:00-10:30am

Cost: Per Class Resident $20 Non-resident $25

JUNIOR CLINICS

Cost: Per 1 hour class

Resident $14 Non-resident $17.50

Per 1 ½ hour class

Resident $20 Non-resident $25.00

Pee Wee Only- 4 week Session

Per session Resident $50 Non-resident $62.50

SATURDAYS

Quick Start Little Tennis Ages 3-5 9:00-9:45am

Racqueteers Ages 5-7 Beginners 9:00-10:00am

Future Stars Ages 7-& up Beginners 10:00-11:00am

Junior Aces Adv-Beg /Intermediate 10:00-11:00am

Junior Davis Advanced 11:00am-Noon

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Quick Start Little Tennis Ages 3-5

Wednesdays 3:45-4:30pm

Pee Wee Ages 5-7 Beginners

Mondays,Thursdays 3:30-4:00pm

Skill Builders Ages 8 & up Beginners

Mondays, Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm

Advancers Advanced Beginners

Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm

Smashers Intermediate (by instructor´s approval )

Mondays, Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm

NET Academy (No Excuse Tennis Academy)

TOuRNAMENT PREPARATION & TRAINING

*By instructor’s approval only

Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Time: 5:00--6:30pm

Cost: Per class Resident $20 Non-resident $25

Resident – Resides in Palm Beach County

Fees are non-refundable after first class

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The Racquet Center

21626 St. Andrews Boulevard, Boca Raton 33433 Phone (561) 367-7095 Fax (561) 347-5185

Susan Taylor – Tennis Center Supervisor

GENERAL INFORMATION

• 26 Clay Courts (12 Lighted)

• Annual Permits Available

• Pro Shop

• Full Racquet Service

• Ball Machine

• Showers (Available during pool operating hours)

• Leagues and Singles Ladders

• Recipient: USTA Outstanding Facility of the Year Award

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 10:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 8:00pm

Saturday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Sunday 7:30am - 5:00pm

RESERVATIONS

Permit holders may use a lottery reservation slip to request a court up to

one month in advance, with courts reserved two (2) days in advance. Nonpermit

holders may reserve courts one (1) days in advance by calling after

1:00 pm. Walk-ins are welcome on a “court available” basis.

FEES (tax included)

DAILY RATES are based on 1½ hours of play for singles or doubles. Proof

of residency is required.

Resident Non-resident

Adults $10.00 $12.75

Juniors $ 5.00 $10.00

ANNUAL PERMIT RATES

(October 1 – September 30, 2010)

Proof of residency required

Resident Non-resident

Adult $373 $1119

Family $533 $1598

Junior (17 and under) $107 $320

Resident – Resides in the City of Boca Raton or

Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District

Resident I.D. required for all programs

Programs and Prices Subject to Change

Fees are non-refundable after first class

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS

The Racquet Center teaching staff is certified uSPTA professionals. Our

goal is to give each player the competitive edge by arming them with the

skills and strategy to fully enjoy their game.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS (USPTA)

Karen Hausman, Brian Thomas, Martin Carenko

Luiz Lobo, Jimmy Deboo, Jerome Subtil, Pam Wilkinson

LESSONS

Private and semi-private lessons available by appointment through the

Pro Shop. I.D. required for resident rate

Private lesson

Resident $55 per hr; $30 per ½ hr

Non-resident $68.75 per hr; $37.50 per ½ hr

Semi-Private (Rates per person)

Resident $30 per hr Non-resident $37.50 per hr

Three and Pro (Rates per person)

Resident $20 per hr Non-resident $25 per hr

Four and Pro (Rates per person)

Resident $15 per hr Non-resident $18.75 per hr)

ADULT CLINICS PROGRAMS

(Beginner to Advanced)

Cost: Resident $16 Non-resident $20

Class size: 6 students per class

Note: May reserve up to 4 classes in advance; walk-ins are not guaranteed

Monday Nights Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Advanced – Serious Tennis Workout

Tuesday Nights Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Low Intermediate – Tune up Your Tennis

Wednesday Nights Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Beginner Basics for the Beginners

Advanced Beginner Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Friday Mornings Time: 9:00-10:00am

All Levels – Stroke of the Week

Saturday Mornings

Doubles Strategy Time: 10:00 – 11:00am

Beginners Time: 11:00 – Noon

Sunday Mornings from low to advanced

Times: 8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11am-Noon

JUNIORS – AFTER SCHOOL CLINICS

Enroll your junior player into a sport that they will enjoy for a lifetime. Student

level is determined by the pro staff.

Session: One class per week; 4 weeks per session

Session Start Dates: September 8, October 5, November 2, November 30,

January 4

Note: Make up rain day - Fridays same class time

Session Rate: Resident $50 hr class/ $15 walk-in

Non-resident $62.50 hr class/ $18.75 walk-in

Resident $75.00 1 ½ hr class/ $22.50 walk in

Non-resident $93.75 1 ½ hr class/ $28.13

Walk-ins: on space availability; no guarantee for a spot

Eight (8) students to a pro.

USPTA LITTLE TENNIS Quick Start (Ages 4-6)

using the “Quick Start” Teaching Method

Days: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 3:00-4:00pm

ACES (Beginners)

Basic strokes, playing point, scoring, match preparation.

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Time: Beginner Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Low Beginner Time: 4:30-5:30pm

This Park has been designated

a Non-Smoking Park

SMASHERS (Intermediate / Advanced Intermediate)

Emphasis on stroking skills, introduction of playing and mental skills, specialty

shots

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm

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RIPPERS (Advanced)

Improvement of all skills for competition. Develop strokes

for control, accuracy, power, master pace and spins, sound footwork conditioning

Days: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm

QUICK START CLINIC FOR JUNIORS

Days: Saturdays Ages 4 – 6 11:00am-Noon

Ages 7 – 11 Noon – 1:00pm

Cost: Per student Resident $15 Non-resident $18.75

Reservations suggested

TOURNAMENT TOUGH TRAINING FOR JUNIORS

This program is for the advanced Jr. Player who wish to get uSTA tournament

ready. Level of player must be pre-approved by Coach Brian. Call

for details on this outstanding clinic geared to get your junior player

ready for the tournament circuit

JUNIOR HOLIDAY CAMP (Ages 6 – 16)

All levels

The perfect environment for your child to

Smash and Splash the holiday vacation

Sign ups begin November 1st

Week 1 December 21-24 • Week 2 December 28-31

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm • Rain or Shine

Drills • Matches • Swimming • Lunch • Arts & Crafts

Tee Shirts • Pizza Party Carnival Day • Prizes

4 Day Week Resident $170 Non-resident $212.50

Daily Resident $55 Non-resident $68.75

Half day Resident $35 Non-resident $43.75

RESERVATIONS A MUST • SPACE IS LIMITED

Walk-ins are not guaranteed

USTA TURKEY BOWL

November 25 – 29

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OPEN

Prize Money Tournament • Singles and Doubles

Plus: Men’s and Women’s 35’s, 45’s, 55’s

GOLF COUPON

18 HOLE

CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE

Buy 3 rounds, get 1 free!

A $35 value; Foursomes only

Valid only before 11am on weekdays and 1pm weekends and holidays

Advanced Tee times: (561) 347-5200 or www.bocacitygolf.com

Same Day Tee Times: (561) 483-5235

Expires November 14, 2009

(Not valid with other discount specials)

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

FUN FRIDAY NIGHT ROUND ROBIN

6 to 8pm

Warm up with the pro • sodas • prizes

Permit holder $6 Resident $10 Non-resident $12

SUNDAY MIXED UP DOUBLES ROUND ROBIN

10 – 11:30am

Two Divisions - Intermediate to Intermediate +

Meet & Greet, then Hit & Giggle

Reservations required

Prizes • soft drinks

Permit holder $3 Resident $10 Non-resident $12.75

LOOK WHAT’S NEW!!

MOMMY & ME BEGINNER CLASS

Ages 6 to 10 and Moms of any age!!

Double the fun with a pro!

Sessions start the first Monday or

Wednesday of each month...One hour class

Space is limited

Call the pro shop to get all the info

Free introductory clinics - sign up today

Registration required

All details available at the Racquet Center - 367-7095

MEN’S NIGHT Every Monday

Intermediate to Advanced ++

Sign in at 7pm ● Play 7:30-9:30pm

Permit Holders $6 Resident $10 Non-resident $12

LEAGUES–DAY AND NIGHT / SINGLES LADDERS

Classes and Fees are subject to change

Check with Pro Shop for more details on

These great programs

See you on the courts!!

GOLF COUPON

EXECUTIVE

COURSES

Buy 3 get 1 free

Good Anytime at Municipal or Red Reef Executive

Municipal Exec Tee Times: (561) 347-5200 or

www.bocacitygolf.com

Red Reef Tee Times: (561) 391-5014

Expires November 14, 2009

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Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course

8111 Golf Course Road Boca Raton 33434 • ¼ Mile west of the Turnpike bridge on the north side of Glades Road

Greg Jerolaman, PGA, Golf Course Manager

Doreen Richard, Assistant Golf Course Manager

Michael J. Martin, Golf Course Superintendent • Mike DiRoberto, Assistant Superintendent

Peter Castellano, Golf Operations Supervisor • Terrell Strickland, Golf Operations Assistant

Susan Rosselli, Golf Administrative Specialist • Bob Impaglia, PGA, Director of Golf

Advance Tee Times (561) 347-5200 or visit: www.bocacitygolf.com • Day of Play Tee times and Course Info (561) 483-5235

Golf Professional (561) 483-6278

Boca Raton’s golf courses are situated in a 210-acre park setting of beautifully manicured greens, fairways, trees and winding lakes. Our 18-hole

Championship course is a 6,513 yard, par 72 (rated a “must play” by the Sun-Sentinel) and the Executive course is a 9-hole, par 30. Both courses provide

great challenge while being fun and fair and we take great pride in assuring patrons our course conditioning is always at its best (and our pace of play

program keeps you on schedule)! Amenities include fully stocked pro shop, driving range, putting & chipping greens and snack bar serving breakfast

and lunch daily.

CALL ABOUT OUR AFTERNOON AND TWILIGHT SPECIALS!! (561) 483-5226

CHARITY CARD RATE $25. WEEKDAYS ANYTIME AND AFTER 11:00 AM WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS

SUMMER DAILY FEES (ALL FEES INCLUDE TAX): APRIL 15, 2009–NOVEMBER 14, 2009

Summer CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE MUNICIPAL OR RED REEF EXECUTIVE

Ride Walk Ride Walk

Resident 18 holes $28.50 $20.00 $17.00 $10.50

Non-Resident 18 holes $35.50 $25.25 $22.00 $14.00

Resident 9 holes $21.00 $14.00 $14.50 $8.50

Non-Resident 9 holes $25.00 $16.75 $18.00 $10.50

Junior Resident 18 holes $21.00 $12.50 $13.00 $6.50

Junior Non-Resident 18 holes $25.50 $15.25 $16.00 $8.00

Junior Resident 9 holes $16.50 $9.50 $11.50 $5.50

Junior Non-Resident 9 holes $19.00 $10.75 $14.00 $6.50

Pull Cart Rental - $4.00 • Practice Range Balls per bucket: Large $6.00; Medium $4.00; Small $2.00

All fees include 6.5% Florida Sales Tax. Fees are subject to change or alteration.

Above fees include a $2.00 per 9 or 18 hole round Capital Improvement fee for all golfers using the golf courses.

A daily green fee is charged for all membership/permit play.

Individual adult and junior golf lessons and clinics are available year’round.

Call Teaching Professionals Scott Lampariello or Rusty Bacigalupi at (561) 483-6278.

SEE OUR DISCOUNT COUPONS ON PAGE 23

Red Reef Oceanfront Executive Golf Course

1221 N. State Road A1A Boca Raton 33432

Advanced Tee times (561) 347-5200 or www.bocacitygolf.com • Day of Play Tee Times and Course Info (561) 391-5014

Doreen Strand, Assistant Golf Course Manager • Marvin Szehner, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

• Francis Sanatan, Golf Operations Assistant

Playing this oceanfront gem is a one-of-a-kind golf experience. Red Reef provides

breathtaking, panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean!

PLEASE REFER TO THE RATES ABOVE FOR RED REEF DAILY PLAY RATES. ALL RATES FOR THE RED REEF EXECuTIVE COuRSE ARE IDENTICAL TO THE RATES

FOR THE MuNICIPAL EXECuTIVE COuRSE.

For City of Boca Raton & Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District residents, renewals and new permit or ID card ($20 good for 2 years) applicants must

provide proof of residency. Proof of residency shall include both a driver’s license or photo ID and current tax bill or utility bill with your name and

address. Other acceptable proofs of residency are: Vehicle Registration (current), Lease Agreement, Declaration of Domicile,

Mortgage Statement, Property Tax Receipt or a letter from the Director of Campus Housing

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City of Boca Raton/Greater Boca Raton Beach

and Park District Parks and Recreation Facilities

Serving you is a job we enjoy!

1. Blazing Star Preserve

2. Boca Isles Park

3. Boca Raton Blvd. Pocket Park

4. Boca Raton Dog Park – Mizner Bark

5. Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course

6. Boca Raton Public Library

7. Boca Tierra Park

8. Camino Villas Park

9. Count deHoernle Train Depot

10. El Rio Trail

11. Florida Atlantic University Soccer Fields

12. George Snow Park

13. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

14. Hidden Lakes Park

15. Hillsboro El Rio Park

16. Hughes Park

17. James A. Rutherford Park

18. J. Patrick Lynch Golden Fig Park

19. Lake Wyman Park

20. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

21. Meadows Park

22. Memorial Park

23. Mizner Park

24. NW 11th Avenue Park

25. Palmetto Dune Park

26. Palmetto Pk. Rd. Pocket Parks

27. Patch Reef Park

28. Patch Reef Trail

29. Pine Breeze Park

30. Por La Mar Park

31. Red Reef Park

32. Red Reef Executive Golf Course

33. Sanborn Square

34. Sand Pine Park

35. Serenoa Glade Preserve

36. Silver Palm Park

37. Spanish River Park

38. South Beach Park

39. Spanish River Library & Community Ctr.

40. Sugar Sand Park

41. Swim & Racquet Center

42. University Woodlands Park

43. Yale Newman Park

44. Yamato Scrub Natural Area

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

45. Boca Raton Elementary School

46. Boca Raton Community High School

47. Boca Raton Community Middle School

48. Don Estridge High Tech Middle School

49. Omni Middle School

50. Spanish River Community High School

51. Verde Elementary School

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580 W. Camino Real & El Rio Canal

747 S. Dixie Hwy.

Along El Rio Canal (Glades Rd. & 40th St.)

Florida Atlantic Blvd.

1101 NW 15th Street

1801 N. Ocean Blvd.

NW 4th Ave. & Country Club Blvd.

499 SW 18th Street

200 NE 14th Street

600 NE 24th Street

600 NW 7th Street

1500 NE 5th Avenue

222 Glades Rd.

1300 NW 8th Street

150 Crawford Blvd.

Federal Highway and Mizner Blvd.

620 NW 11th Avenue

601 W. Palmetto Park Rd.

1199 & 1201 NW Palmetto Park Rd.

2000 Yamato Road

Along E4 Canal (Glades Rd. to Yamato Rd.)

1100 SW 20th Street

Spanish River Trail & Park Drive W

1400 N. State Road A1A

1221 N. State Road A1A

72 N. Federal Highway

300 Newcastle Street

1101 NW 15th Street

600 E. Palmetto Park Road

3001 N. State Road A1A

400 N. State Road A1A

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd

300. S. Military Trail

21626 St. Andrews Blvd

2501 St. Andrews Blvd

470 NW 35th Street

601 Clint Moore Road

103 SW 1st Avenue

1501 NW 15th Street

1251 NW 8th Street

1798 NW Spanish River Blvd.

5775 Jog Road

5100 Jog Road

6590 Verde Trail

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Picnic Tables

Pavillions

Grills

Playground

Fitness Trail

Tennis Court

Baseball/Softball

Football/Soccer

Basketball/Volleyball

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nature trails

park benches

passive park, park bench

park benches & water fountains

restaurant, pro-shop, driving range

passive park, park bench

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park benches, nature trail

boardwalk, tower, exhibits,

boardwalk, trails

park benches, playground, �shing desk

sand volleyball

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linear park, fountains, park benches

passive park, park bench

passive park, park benches. �shing deck

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concession, press box

shared-used bikepath, park benches, �shing

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boardwalk, nature center

9 hole ocean front golf course

park benches, outdoor stage

4 racquetball courts (L)

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City of Boca Raton/Greater Boca Raton Beach

and Park District Parks and Recreation Facilities

1. Blazing Star Preserve

2. Boca Isles Park Park

3. Boca Raton Blvd. Pocket Park

4. Boca Raton Dog Park – Mizner Bark

5. Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course

6. Boca Raton Public Library

7. Boca Tierra Park

8. Camino Villas Park

9. Count deHoernle Train Depot

10. El Rio Trail

11. Florida Atlantic University Soccer Fields

12. George Snow Park

13. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

14. Hidden Lakes Park

15. Hillsboro El Rio Park

16. Hughes Park

17. James A. Rutherford Park

18. J. Patrick Lynch Golden Fig Park

19. Lake Wyman Park

20. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

21. Meadows Park

22. Memorial Park

23. Mizner Park

24. NW 11th Avenue Park

25. Palmetto Dune Park

26. Palmetto Pk. Rd. Pocket Parks

27. Patch Reef Park

28. Patch Reef Trail

29. Pine Breeze Park

30. Por La Mar Park

31. Red Reef Park

32. Red Reef Executive Golf Course

33. Sanborn Square

34. Sand Pine Park

35. Serenoa Glade Preserve

36. Silver Palm Park

37. Spanish River Park

38. South Beach Park

39. Spanish River Library & Community Center

40. Sugar Sand Park

41. Swim & Racquet Center

42. University Woodlands Park

43. Yale Newman Park

44. Yamato Scrub Natural Area

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

45. Boca Raton Elementary School

46. Boca Raton Community High School

47. Boca Raton Community Middle School

48. Don Estridge High Tech Middle School

49. Omni Middle School

50. Spanish River Community High School

51. Verde Elementary School

Non-Smoking Parks/Facilities:

Don Estridge Middle School

Gumbo Limbo Environmental

Complex

Mizner Bark Park

Patch Reef Park

Red Reef Park

South Beach Park

South Beach Pavilion

Spanish River Park

Sugar Sand Park

Swim & Racquet Center

The following parks/recreational

facilities have appropriate

signage to designate smoking /

non–smoking areas. Non-smoking

areas include playground areas,

athletic field sport facilities including

seating areas, building entrance and

restroom areas:

Boca Isles Park

Boca Tierra Park

George Snow Park

Hidden Lakes Park

Hillsboro El Rio Park

Hughes Park

James A. Rutherford Park

Golden Fig Park

Lake Wyman Park

Meadows Park

Memorial Park

NW 11th Avenue Park

Palmetto Dune Park

Pine Breeze Park

Sanborn Square

Sand Pine Park

Silver Palm Park

university Woodlands Park

Yale Newman Park

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Athletic Programs

Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Boulevard Boca Raton 33432

League Information and upcoming Registrations (561) 393-7806 selection #3

Greg Stevens, CPRP, Athletic Programs Administrator

Ryan Reckley, James Thomas, Athletic Supervisors • Shannon J. Lotito, Athletic Program Coordinator

T-BALL MODIFIED COACH PITCH

City of Boca Raton

Registration: Boca Raton Community Center

November 21 & December 5 9:00am – Noon

Season: Early-March –Mid-May(approx 10 wks)

Age: 5-6 yrs (age as of 4/30 of year playing)

Time Commitment: 1 weeknight practice & 1 Saturday game

Phone: (561) 367-7039

Email: rreckley@ci.boca-raton.fl.us

FOR PARTICIPATION IN ALL YOuTH PROGRAMS, A

BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND PROOF OF RESIDENCY

ARE NECESSARY AT TIME OF REGISTRATION

Special Needs Basketball and Soccer

Refer to Page 33

The following programs are offered by independent, non-profit, volunteer-supported organizations.

BASEBALL

Boca Raton Youth Baseball

Chartered with Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken Baseball

Registration: Boca Raton Community Center

November 21 & December 5 9:00am – Noon

Online Registration – October 15, January 6

Season: February – late May

Age: 7-16 yrs. (age 7 as of 4/30 of year playing)

Time Commitment:

1 weeknight practice, 1 weeknight game & 1 Saturday game

Phone: (561) 368-0317 Website: www.bryb.org

Boca Raton Little League

Chartered with Little League

Registration: Boca Raton Community Center

November 14 & December 12 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Online registration on a continuous basis.

Season: February- May

Age: 7-13(age 7 as of 4/30 of year playing)

Time Commitment:

1 weeknight practice, 1 weeknight game & 1 Saturday game

Phone: (561) 750-8755

Website: www.bocalittleleague.com

SOFTBALL

Boca Raton Softball Association

Registration: Boca Raton Community Center

November 14 9:00 – 12:00pm

November 21 9:00- 12:00pm

December 5 9:00am – 12:00pm

December 12 9:00am - 12:00pm

Season: February – May

Age: 6-16 yrs (age as of 1/01 of year playing)

Time Commitment:

1 weeknight practice, 1 weeknight game & 1 Saturday game

Phone: (561) 361-8477

Website: www.bocasoftball.com

TACKLE FOOTBALL/ CHEERLEADER

Boca Jets

Season: July – November

Age: 6 – 15 (age as of 12/31 of year playing)

Time Commitment: 4 weeknight practice & Saturday games

Phone: (561) 361-7060 Website: www.eteamz.com/bocajets

T-BALL / BASEBALL

Boca Raton Youth Athletic Association (BRYAA)

“A Sunday Sports League”

Registration: Memorial Park North Field (concession stand)

October 18, November 15, December 6 9:00am – 12:00pm

Late Registration: Will continue from December 15 – December 31

Online at www.i9Sports.com

Season: February–May

Age: 3-14 (as of 5/1 of year playing )

Time Commitment: 1 weeknight practice & 1 Sunday game

Phone: (561) 482-3035

Website: www.i9sports.com

BASKETBALL

Boca Hoops

Season: August – November

Age: 7-15 years (age as of 9/1 of year playing)

Time Commitment: 1 weeknight practice 1 weekend game.

Phone: (561) 395-7372

Website: www.bocahoops.com

SOCCER

Soccer Association of Boca Raton

Season: November–February

Age: Girls 4 – 17 yrs (age on 7/31/10)

Boys 4 – 17 yrs (age on 7/31/10)

Time Commitment:

1 week night practice & 1 weekend game

Phone: (561) 988-0010

Website: www.bocasoccer.com

NON-RESIDENT YOUTH ATHLETIC PERMIT

Non-residents (those living outside of the Greater Boca Raton Beach &

Park District and the City of Boca Raton) must purchase a $30 athletic

permit before becoming eligible to register for any independent youth

sports association that accepts non-residents. For more information

please call the Athletics Office at (561) 347-3916.

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2010 ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

2010 Leagues Played On Games Fees/Per Team Play Begins

Adult D Monday Nights 10 Res $375 NR$450 January

*Adult D Tuesday Nights 10 Res $425 NR $510 January

Adult C Wednesday Nights 10 Res $375 NR $450 January

*Adult C Thursday Nights 10 Res $425 NR $510 January

Co-Ed Friday Nights 10 Res $425 NR $480 January

Religious Saturday Nights 10 Res$325 NR $390 January

Adult C Sunday Mornings 14 Res $500 NR $600 January

Leagues include scorekeepers.

All leagues will have 1 umpire for the entire season and during playoffs.

REGISTRATION

Registration for RETURNING TEAMS will be held the week of November 2,

6-10pm at Patch Reef Park Softball Press Box.

Registration for NEW TEAMS will be held Tuesday, November 9, 7-8pm at

the Patch Reef Community Center located at 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton.

PALM BEACH COuNTY RECREATION 966-6600

BOCA HOOPS 395-7372

Information about the following leagues may be

obtained by calling the following numbers:

B.R. YOuTH ATHLETIC ASSOC. 482-3035

BOCA JETS (Football & Cheerleading) 361-7060

BOCA RATON YOuTH BASEBALL

(Babe Ruth Sanctioned) 368-0317

BOCA RATON SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION 361-8477

SOCCER ASSOCIATION OF BOCA RATON 988-0010

BOCA STARZ TRAVEL BASEBALL 954-816-6895

MEN’S RECREATIONAL SOCCER 477-0856

WOMEN’S RECREATIONAL SOCCER 670-5503

ADuLT BASEBALL 305-663-2521

Field condition information (561) 367-7068

IMPORTANT! Registration packets will be available beginning Monday,

September 21, at the Athletics Offices in Boca Raton Community Center

and James A. Rutherford Community Center at Patch Reef Park; Monday

through Friday, 9:00am-9:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00am-1:00 pm.

Registration will be taken on a first come basis. Space is limited! Programs, operating hours, and/or prices subject to change

Tim Huxhold Skate Park & Shuffleboard Courts

400 Crawford Boulevard, Boca Raton 33432 • (561) 393-7818 or (561) 367-7001

Jim Thomas, Athletic Supervisor

Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:00-9:00pm •Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-9:00pm • Saturday 1:00-9:00pm • Sunday 1:00-6:00pm

Note: The facility will open at 1 pm. on the following dates: November 25, 27, December 21,22,23, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2009, January 1, 4, 2010

SKATE PARK FEES

Residents

Daily $3

Semi-Annual Individual* $31

Semi-Annual Family* $41

Annual Individual $61

Annual Family $81

Non-Residents

Daily $6

Semi-Annual Individual* $61

Semi-Annual Family* $81

Annual Individual $121

Annual Family $ 161

* Semi-Annual pass is for April 1 – September 30

THE TIM HUXHOLD SKATE PARK WILL BE CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAIN-

TENEANCE ON JANUARY 5 & 6

SHUFFLEBOARD COURT FEES

Resident Non-Resident

Daily $1.00 $2.25

Annual Individual $11.25 $24.75

Annual Family $16.25 $36.75

TO REGISTER FOR THE SKATE PARK:

• Participant must be a least 5 years of age at the time of registration.

• Individuals under 18 years of age must be registered

by his/her parent or legal guardian.

• All individuals must provide proof of date of birth.

• If claiming resident status, proof must be shown.

• Waiver of liability must be signed.

• All skaters must have on a securely strapped helmet while on the skating

surface

• Wrist guards, elbow pads, and a mouth guard are highly recommended.

In-Line / Skateboard

Competition

November 14

Live DJ, pizza parties and video nights

Call (561) 393-7818 for information

or (561) 367-7001

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Sugar Sand Park Field House

300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton • (561) 347-3950

Kevin Beckman, Athletic Supervisor II • Jim Henegar Athletic Supervisor I

Athletic Assistants: Jack Thompson, Michael Speier

Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:00 am -10:30 pm • Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES IS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO A NEW SESSION UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE

Registration fees must be paid in advance and are non-refundable

YOUTH ROLLER HOCKEY

SESSION 1 November - February

Registration: Saturday Sept 12, 9am-12 Noon (late fee applied),

Wednesday Sept 16, 6pm-7pm (late fee applied)

SESSION 2 March - May

Registration: Sugar Sand Park Field House

December 5 & December 12 / 9:00am-Noon

Age: 5-16 years Proof of date of birth required

Time Commitment: 1 weeknight practice, 1 weekend game

Cost: Resident: $90 Non-Residents $108

Phone: Kevin Beckman (561) 347-3908

YOUTH BASKETBALL

SESSION 2

Sugar Sand Park Field House

Saturday, August 1st & 15th • 9:00am – Noon

Proof of date of birth required

Play Location: Sugar Sand Park Field House

League Play: November - February

Age: 5-6 (as of 11/30 of year playing)

Cost: Resident $70 Non-resident $84

Phone: Jim Henegar (561) 347-3916

2009 ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUES

2009 Leagues 18+ A, B

Played On Tuesday Nights • Games 10

Fee Resident team $500 Non-Resident team $600

Play Begins November 17

REGISTRATION

Registration for basketball leagues will begin Tuesday, October 20 , 7:00-8:00 pm at the Sugar Sand Park Field House.

IMPORTANT!

• Teams must pick up and complete the Roster/Waiver Form prior to registration! Each player’s signature (see the Reg-

istration Packet) is required.

• Registration packets are available beginning Monday, September 21st at Sugar Sand Park Field House, Monday-Sat-

urday 8am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm.

• Registration will be taken on a first come basis. Space is limited!

• For additional information: (561) 347-3916.

This Park has been designated

a Non-Smoking Park

FIELD HOUSE SCHEDULING INFORMATION

Open play schedule for basketball and volleyball

will be posted on the 3rd Monday of the

prior month. All Open Play programs

are free to residents of the Greater Boca

Raton Beach & Park District and the

City of Boca Raton. Proof of residency

is required. The weekly open play

schedule can be obtained by calling

(561) 347-3915. Non-residents will be

charged $5.00 for Open Play.

NOTE: The Sugar Sand Park Field House will be closed from Thursday,

September 3 - Monday, September 7, due to the resurfacing of the gymnasium

floor. During this time there will be no activities scheduled. The

office will be open during its normal operating hours from 8:00 am – 10:30

pm, Thursday through Saturday and from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Activities will resume on Tuesday, September 8, at 8:00 AM.

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ADULT FITNESS CLASSES

Classes run continuously and must be used within a 10-week period

(based on purchase date). Class cards will be issued.

MOM / CHILD CLASSES

The Sugar Sand Park field House in cooperation with One Family Place,

Maternity & Pediatrics Boca Raton Community Hospital, offer the following

Prenatal and Postnatal classes under the direction of Barbara

Colby, NSCA-CPT. www.fitforyou.biz (561) 756-1290

MOM-TO-BE (PRENATAL EXERCISE)

Expectant moms – join this class to stretch and strengthen your way

through your pregnancy. Basic stretching, flexibility, balance and breathing

techniques will be introduced. Proper guidelines will be stressed to

help you throughout your pregnancy. Doctors written release is required

at registration. Join us for a free class!

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 9:00-9:45 am

Cost: 8 classes Resident $66 Non-resident $79.20

16 classes Resident $118 Non-resident $141.60

MOM & ME (POSTNATAL EXERCISE)

Combine cardiovascular low-impact aerobic work with muscle toning and

stretching in this fun class for mother and baby. This is perfect for the new

mother looking to shed those unwanted “baby” pounds. Join us for a free

class and have fun meeting new mothers and their babies. Babies from

birth to age 4 are welcome. Doctors written release is required at registration

if the birth was (1) natural and the baby is less than 6 weeks old and

(2) if a cesarean birth and the baby is less than 8 weeks old.

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 10:10-11:00am

Cost: 8 classes Resident $66 Non-resident $79.20

16 classes Resident $118 Non-resident $141.60

KIDS & CORE

New class for moms to work their core muscles using stability balls, bands

and Pilate’s techniques. This is a half hour of intense work for the entire

abdominal area and butts. Kids can play in bounce house and on “kid

friendly” equipment. Start anytime!

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 11-11:30am

Cost: 8 classes Resident $33 Non-resident $39.60

16 classes Resident $59 Non-resident $70.80

PARKINSON’S EXERCISE CLASS

This program is designed for people with Parkinson’s. Components of this

program provide exercises that work to improve one’s balance, flexibility

and muscle strength. This program is available to people of all ages and

runs continuous. For more information contact The South Florida Chapter

of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) or visit www.apdaflorida.org

Days: Monday Time: 11:30-12:30pm

Wednesday Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Cost: 8 classes Resident $35 Non- resident $42

16 classes Resident $64 Non-resident $76.80

JAZZERCISE

Classes run continuously and must be used within a 10-week period

(based on purchase date). Class cards will be issued.

JAZZERCISE / BODY SCULPTING

Sculpted arms, a strong core, tight glutes, and firm legs are the focus of

this challenging 55-minutes muscle toning workout that features a creative

combination of weight training and stretching. First class free. Tumble67531@aol.com

or jazzfitcenter@aol.com

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Time: 8:45 – 9:35am

Cost: 8-week session Resident $56 Non-resident $67.20

16-week session Resident $96 Non-resident $115.20

JAZZERCISE / LITE

Fitness that’s invigorating, not intimidating! This 55-minutes class pairs

moderate aerobics with exercises designed to improve strength, balance,

and flexibility. Whether you’re a senior, newcomer, pregnant, or otherwise

physically restricted, you can’t go wrong with this popular light version of

the original Jazzercise program. Fresh moves, new music, pure motivation.

First class free. Tumble67531@aol.com

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Time: 9:40 – 10:30am

Cost: 8-week session Resident $56 Non-resident $67.20

16-week session Resident $96 Non-resident $115.20

“NEW” ADULT HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS

A new class is starting at Sugar Sand Park Field House. It’s High Energy!

Fun! This new hip-hop dance course is taught in easy to follow step-bystep

instruction. Set to popular music (Beyonce, JLo, Janet J.), this course

will satisfy the beginner, as well as those who want to get a good workout!

Each week a new routine is taught as participants develop rhythm and

coordination – at their own pace! Comfortable clothing and sneakers are

all that is required. Min-6;max-10

Instructor: Monique A. Betty

Date: Fridays August 7 –28 4 weeks Time: 11am-Noon

September 4 –25 4 weeks

October 2 –30 5 weeks

November 6 –20 3 weeks

December 4 –18 3 weeks

January 8 –29 4 weeks

Cost: 3 weeks Resident $36 Non-resident $43.20

4 weeks Resident $48 Non-resident $57.60

5 weeks Resident $60 Non-resident $72

CHILDREN’S FITNESS CLASSES

TAE KWON DO Ages 6 –15

Tae Kwon Do is an eclectic martial arts program that includes art, sport

and self-defense, offering a complete curriculum for beginning and advanced

students. Components of this program also include Aikido and

extensive mat work. Minimum - 10 per class. Registration begins 2 weeks

prior to start of class.

Instructor: Richard Moseley

Days: Mondays Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Fridays Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Classes will resume in December. For more information call instructor,

Richard Moseley at (561) 305-4433.

Cost: Per 9-week session Resident $100 Non-resident $120

GYMNASTICS CLASS

Pre-school/Open Gym

Come and have fun with your child using our equipment in a supervised,

non-instructional setting. Pay by the day. All children who participate

must be registered. Program is on-going. No classes.

Day: Wednesdays Time: 11:15am-12:40pm

Cost: Per day Resident $7 Non-residentt $8.40

GYMNASTICS CLASS MINI STARS

Mini Stars is a class for 3 or 4 year olds who have shown great proficiency in

beginner 3 & 4 year old classes, but are not yet old enough to take part in

a traditional intermediate class. The emphasis of this class will be on basic

skills, technique and form correction, body positions and more advanced

skills. This class is by invitation only.

Day: Wednesdays Time: 10:15 – 11:10am

Session 1 September 2 – October 21

Cost: 8 55-min classes Resident $96 Non-resident $115.20

Session 2 October 28 – December 23 (No class 11/11)

Cost: 8 55-min classes Resident $96 Non-resident $115.20

Session 3 January 6 – February 24

Cost: 8 55-min classes Resident $96 Non-resident $115.20

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GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics is a great way to build confidence and coordination. Beginner

1 is for all new students. Beginner 2 is for students who have been in

the program. Every spring the gymnastics program invites all students

to participate in our end of the year recital. Space is limited. Minimum-3.

Residents can start registering 3 weeks prior to start of session and

non-residents may start registering 2 weeks prior to session.

Parents are not allowed in the classroom during class unless it is Parent

Observance Day or the instructor requests that parents come in and

watch.

Instructors by All American Academy (USAG and/or AAU Registered)

MONDAYS

Session 1 September 7 – October 26 (No class 10/12)

Cost: 7 40-min classes Resident $63 Non-resident $75.60

7 55-min classes Resident $84 Non-resident $100.80

Session 2 November 2 – December 21

Cost: 8 40-min classes Resident $72 Non-resident $96.40

8 55-min classes Resident $96 Non-resident $115.20

Session 3 January 4 – February 22 (no class 1/18, 2/15)

Cost: 6 40-min classes Resident $54 Non-resident $64.80

6 55-min classes Resident $72 Non-resident $86.40

AGE

3-4 Beginner 9:30 – 10:10am

3-4 Beginner 10:15 – 10:55am

2-3 Parent/Child 11:15 – 11:55am

3-4 Beginner 12:00 – 12:40pm

3-4 Beginner 1:15 – 1:55pm

3-4 Beginner 2:00 – 2:40pm

5-6 Beginner 1 & 2 2:45 – 3:40pm

5-6 Beginner 1 & 2 3:45 – 4:40pm

5-6 Beginner 1 & 2 4:45 – 5:40pm

7+ Beginner 1 & 2 3:45 – 4:40pm

7+ Beginner 1 & 2 4:45 – 5:40pm

WEDNESDAYS

Session 1 September 2 – October 21

Cost : 8 40-min classes Resident $72 Non-resident $96.40

8 55-min classes Resident $96 Non-resident $115.20

Session 2 October 28 – December 23 (No class 11/11)

Cost : 8 40-min classes Resident $72 Non-resident $96.40

8 55-min classes Resident $96 Non-resident $115.20

Session 3 January 6 – February 24

Cost : 8 40-min classes Resident $72 Non-resident $96.40

8 55-min classes Resident $96 Non-resident $115.20

AGE

3-4 Beginner 9:30 – 10:10am

3-4 Mini Stars (see description 10:15 – 11:10am

1-5 Open Gym (see description) 11:15 – 12:40pm

3-4 Beginner 1:15 – 1:55pm

3-4 Beginner 2:00 – 2:40pm

5-6 Beginner 1 & 2 2:45 – 3:40pm

5-6 Beginner 1 & 2 3:45 – 4:40pm

5-6 Beginner 1 & 2 4:45 – 5:40pm

7+ Beginner 1 & 2 3:45 – 4:40pm

7+ Beginner 4:45 – 5:40pm

U.S. CHEERLEADING ASSOCIATION

united States Cheerleading Association presents FALL SEASON Pro Cheer

classes! Come join in our fun, exciting program that is designed to enhance

self-esteem, character and social skills. Each class is designed to promote

teamwork, coordination and athletic ability while bringing out the best

in each of our students. All areas are approached--Cheers, Chants, Partner

Stunts, Jumps, Tumbling and Dances-- with a focus on perfection before

progression and developing correct safety and spotting techniques.

Awards are presented to every participant at the end of each session. All

students perform in our session-end SHOWCASE. No classes in the summer.

Fall Session begins Tuesday September 8.

Instructors: Elite Pro Staff

Days: Tuesdays

Time: Ages 4-6 Level I 4:30-5:30pm uSCA Tiny Stars Cheer

Ages 7-11 Level II 5:30-6:30pm uSCA Rising Stars Cheer

Session 1 September 8 – October 20 (7 weeks)

Session 2 October 27 – December 8 (7 weeks)

Cost: Per 7-week session Resident $70 Non-resident $82

START SMART BASKETBALL Ages 3-5

This program teaches children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized

basketball while they work one-on-one and spend quality time

with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children and their

parents basic sports mechanics without the threat of competition or the

fear of getting hurt. Residents can start registering 3 weeks prior to

start of session and non-residents may start registering 2 weeks prior

to session. Space is limited.

Date: Tuesdays October 20 – December 1 Time: 3:30 – 4:15pm

Sundays October 25 – December 13 Time: 10 – 10:45am

No class 11/29

Cost: Resident $60 Non-resident $72

START SMART FOOTBALL

This program teaches children (ages 4-5) the basic motor skills necessary

to play organized football while they work one-on-one and spend quality

time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children and

their parents basic sports mechanics without the threat of competition or

the fear of getting hurt. Residents can start registering 3 weeks prior to

start of session and non-residents may start registering 2 weeks prior

to session. Space is limited.

Date: Thursdays October 22 – December 10 Time: 3:30 – 4:15pm

No class 11/26

Cost: Resident $60 Non-resident $72

KIDOKINETICS

The “Fun Way to Fitness” – your child will learn a new sport each week. They

will be introduced to the basics of each sport in a fun and non-competitive

atmosphere. Activities include soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball,

frisbee, golf, hula hoops, obstacle courses, T-ball and more.

All classes are led by experienced coaches who will provide a fun and safe

environment for learning. Kidokinetics focuses on individual achievement

to improve the child’s self confidence. For more information contact (954)

385-8511 or www.kidokinetics.com. T-shirt can be purchased for an additional

$10

FALL SCHEDULE

Time: Ages 2-3 4:30 – 5:15pm • Ages 3-5 3:45 – 4:30pm

Tuesday September 15 – October 27 (7 weeks)

Tuesday November 3 – December 15 (7 weeks)

Tuesday January 12 – March 2, 2010 (8 weeks)

Time: Ages 3-5 3:30 – 4:15pm

Thursday September 10 – October 22 (7 weeks)

Thursday October 29-December 17 (7 weeks - No class 11/26)

Thursday January 7 – February 25, 2010 (8 weeks)

Cost: 7-week session Resident $77 Non-resident $92.40

8-week session Resident $88 Non-resident $105.60

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FENCING / EPEE CLASSES

Have you ever wanted to challenge a friend to a duel? Then try out our After

School classes. A fun and exciting introduction to the sport of fencing,

kids will learn fencing skills, forge new friendships and have a blast. Fencing

can improve self- esteem, increase concentration, build confidence

and character and enhance balance, coordination & flexibility. jelevepee@

yahool.com,www.Fifencingacademy.net

Beginner Class Ages 11 - Adult is an introduction to the sport of fencing.

This course will cover all of the basics of fencing

Days: Monday & Thursday

Time: 8:00 – 9:30pm

Cost: Resident $90 Non-resident $108

Kids Ages 7 - 10

Thursdays & Fridays

Time: 4:15 – 5:30pm

Cost: Resident $90 Non-resident $108

Club Members

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Time: 8:00 – 10:00pm

Cost: Resident $50 Non-resident $60

Private Lessons

Four (4) lessons @ 15 minutes) Must be a club member paid in full.

Cost: Resident $75 Non-resident $90

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

This class is especially designed for females. Extremely popular in Europe,

and is a fascinating combination of ballet, acrobatics and theatrical prop

handling. Its oriented toward developing grace, smoothness and connection

with musical accompaniment. Rhythmic Gymnastics involves two

kinds of techniques; body movement and apparatus handling. In this

class children will learn the basic techniques with rope, hoop and ribbon,

while improving their balance, flexibility, strength, agility and hand-eye

coordination. This class is structured to enhance overall self-confidence.

Space is limited.

MONDAYS: Advanced (Instructor approval required)

Dates: August 3 – August 24 (4 weeks)

August 31 – October 26 (8 weeks No class 9/7)

November 2 – December 14 (7 weeks)

January 4 – February 22 (8 weeks)

Time: 3:15 – 5:15pm (120 min)

WEDNESDAYS

Dates: August 5 – August 26 (4 weeks)

September 9 – October 28 (8 weeks)

November 4 – December 16 (7 weeks)

January 6 – February 24 (8 weeks)

Time: 3:15 – 4:10pm (55 min) 5 & 6 year old girls

4:15 – 5:10pm (55 min) 6+ girls

FRIDAYS

Dates: August 7 – August 28 (4 weeks)

September 11 – October 30 (8 weeks)

November 6 – December 18 (7 weeks)

January 8 – February 26 (8 weeks)

Time: 1:45 – 2:35pm (50 min) 3 & 4 year old girls

2:45 – 3:40pm (55 min) 4 & 5 year old girls

3:45 – 5:15pm (90 min) 7+ girls

Cost: Per 4-week sessions

50 min. class Resident $48 Non-resident $57.60

55 min. class Resident $52 Non-resident $62.40

90 min. class Resident $76 Non-resident $91.20

120 min. class Resident $88 Non-resident $105.60

Cost: Per 7-week sessions

50 min. class Resident $84 Non-resident $100.80

55 min. class Resident $91 Non-resident $109.20

90 min. class Resident $133 Non-resident $159.60

120 min. class Resident $154 Non-resident $184.80

Cost: Per 8-week sessions

50 min. class Resident $96 Non-resident $115.20

55 min. class Resident $104 Non-resident $124.80

90 min. class Resident $152 Non-resident $182.40

120 min. class Resident $176 Non-resident $211.20

TAYLORED ATHLETES – Basketball Training Classes

The TA Basketball Fundamentals and Elite Training program is designed

to bring high-quality instruction to aspiring young professional athletes.

We focus primarily on enhancing each athlete’s Fundamentals Skills, Basketball

IQ, and Self Empowerment all while reinforcing the fundamentals

of basketball. All aspects of basketball will be taught including, shooting,

passing, ball handling, defense, team offense and team defense. For more

information call (561) 347-3950 or www.tayloredathletes.com (1-800-816-

0721).

Thursday classes TA Elite Training

Ages: 9 - 14 Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Session 1 December 3 – December 17 (3 wk)

Session 2 January 7 – January 28 (4 wks)

Cost: 4 weeks Resident $50 Non-resident $60

3 weeks Resident $37.50 Non-resident $45

Friday classes TA Basketball Fundamentals

Ages: 5 - 8 Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Session 1 December 4 – December 18 (3 weeks)

Session 2 January 8 – January 29 (4 wk)

Cost: 4 weeks Resident $50 Non-resident $60

3 weeks Resident $37.50 Non-resident $45

SPECIAL POPULATIONS / SPECIAL NEEDS

The City of Boca Raton Recreation Services Department is committed

to supporting and complying with the American with Disabilities

Act. All city facilities are accessible to all populations and

those with special needs. If any participant requires specialized

accommodations for our programs, please contact our staff at the

appropriate facility so they may arrange for you to have a successful

recreational experience.

HIGH 5 BASKETBALL Ages 8-22

Sponsored by BOCA HOOPS www.high5basketball.org

The program consists of one-half hour of warm-up and skill drills,

followed by a one-half hour game, every week. Every team has

an assigned coach and each child is assigned a “B-Ball Buddy” to

individually encourage and assist the child as needed throughout

the drills and game. All participating children receive an award

after each weekly game. HIGH 5 is played on Sunday afternoons

at the Sugar Sand Park Field House.

Season August - November

Registration End of April

Phone: (561) 395-7372 ext 114

TOPSOCCER AGES 5-19

Sponsored by SABR (Soccer Association of Boca Raton)

www.bocasoccer.com

TOPSoccer is an outreach program of SABR and the u.S. Youth Soccer

Association for young athletes with disabilities. The community-based

program is a modified version of the game, designed

to provide opportunities for special needs athletes to enjoy the

game. Each player has a volunteer “Soccer Buddy” to assist them

at practices and games. TOPSoccer is played Saturday afternoons

at university Woodlands Park.

Season: January - March (8-Week Program)

Registration: Linda MacLaren

Phone: For information call (561) 395-1000

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Sugar Sand Park Community Center

300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton 33486 • (561) 347-3900 • www.sugarsandpark.org

Tiffany Lucia, Recreation Center Manager • Briann Harms, Recreation Center Supervisor III

COMMuNITY CENTER HOuRS

Monday-Friday 8:00am-10:00pm • Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm • Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

Class registrations begin 2 weeks prior to start of new session with the exception of where otherwise indicated.

FEES MuST BE PAID IN ADVANCE AND ARE NON-REFuNDABLE.

Programs, operating hours, and/or prices subject to change

ADULT PROGRAMS

ONCE UPON A RHYME AGES 19 AND UP

The Magic of Writing Children’s Books

How do you turn a favorite rhyme or fairy tale into a fun new children’s

book? By focusing on rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. Spend five weeks rethinking

once upon a times, happily ever afters, and long, long agos. Plan

to use writing exercises and book discussions to help give your story idea

a fresh twist. Learn more about what works in kid’s books with this creative

writing course taught by Gloria Rothstein, author of the popular children’s

book Sheep Asleep. Min-5;max-25

Instructor: Gloria Rothstein

Days: Tuesdays Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Session1: Nov. 3—Dec. 8 (No class on 11/24) Registration begins 10/20

Cost: 5 classes Resident $115 Non-resident $143.75

INTRODUCTION TO FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

AGES 16 AND UP NEW!

Learn a new way of seeing through your camera’s lens. This Fine Art

Photography class emphasizes the development of a strong artistic eye

through the study of light, space, mood and design. By using a high level

of group involvement, each student will develop a personal artistic expression

through the use of visualization, selective focus, creative composition

and solid camera basics. Classes taught by Becky Anderson--member of

the Boca Raton Artists’ Guild, and winner of the 2009 Bonnet House Exhibition.

Bring your film or digital camera. Min-6; max-15

Instructor: Becky Anderson

Days: Wednesdays Time: 6:00-8:30pm

Session 1 Nov. 18—Dec. 18 (Last class on Friday) Registration begins 11/4

Cost: 6 classes Resident $120 Non-resident $150

No class on 12/23; makeup on 12/18

THURSDAY MOVIE CLASSICS

Days: Thursdays Time: 7:30pm

Movies: September 10- “Singin’ in the Rain”

November 12-“Dinner at Eight”

December 10 - “Meet Me in St. Louis”

Tickets: $1 per person (price includes popcorn & drink)

Limited seating. Please call the box office at (561)347-3948 to purchase

tickets in advance.

NEW!

SENSES OF CINEMA PRESENTS

Film For Foodies Ages 18 and up

Food has provided a perfect metaphor in many classic and contemporary

international films. Like a great dish, it takes a complex recipe and mastery

of ingredients to bring a memorable film to the screen. Join Shelly Isaacs,

founder and host of Café Cinematheque International, when he presents

a survey of classic foreign cinema exploring the relationship of food and

film. Each session will feature a screening of an award winning film accompanied

by a discussion of major concepts exploring the social, economic,

aesthetic and historical implications, as well as production techniques.

Screenings will be followed by lecture and Q&A. Min-5;max-25

Instructor: Shelly Isaacs

Days: Wednesdays Time: 10:00am-Noon

Session 1 November 18-December 9 Registration begins 11/4

Cost: 4 classes Resident $60 Non-resident $75

This Park has been designated

a Non-Smoking Park

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR AGES 16 AND UP

NEW!

Want to learn watercolor painting but don’t know how to get started? This

class is designed for the beginner artist. Contrary to what you may have

heard, watercolor is one of the easiest mediums to learn since its components

can be concentrated on separately. Join us in this highly structured

program as we cover the elements and principles of art in individual lessons

that include an introduction, a demonstration, ‘hands on’ painting,

and a critique of the day’s work. Classes taught by Mr. Claire Dorst--former

Chair of the Art Department at Florida Atlantic university (1966-1985). Students

responsible for purchasing own materials; Materials List provided at

time of registration. Min-6;max 16

Instructor: Claire V. Dorst

Days: Wednesdays Time: 1:00-3:30pm

Session 1 November 12-December 30 (First class on Thursday)

Registration begins 10/28

Cost: 8 classes Resident $168 Non-resident $210

ADVANCED WATERCOLOR AGES 16 AND UP

NEW!

Want to further your skills as a watercolorist? This class is designed for

watercolorists with some experience who have found a direction they are

interested in pursuing and feel the need for help in achieving their goals.

The class will be taught on a personal ‘one-on-one’ basis, where their work

in progress is viewed by the instructor for suggestions on improvement

and technical short cuts offered to advance the quality of their paintings.

Brief demonstrations are offered when called for. Students must bring

their own supplies. Min-6;max-16

Instructor: Claire V. Dorst

Days: Tuesdays Time: 12:00-3:00pm

Session 1 November 10-December 29 Registration begins 10/29

Cost: 8 classes Resident $200 Non-resident $250

INSTANT GUITAR for Hopelessly Busy People

Ages 14 and up

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find

the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar

to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take

private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords

and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your

acoustic guitar. $26 Materials Fee paid to the instructor.. Min-5;max 10

Instructor: Jerry Tyler

Days: Mondays Time: 6:30-9:00pm

Session 1 November 9 Registration begins 10/26

Session 2 December 14 Registration begins 11/30

Cost: 1 class Resident $25 Non-resident $31.25

CHILDREN AND TEEN PROGRAMS

CARTOONING, DRAWING AND COLORING

Ages 7-15 Learn basic cartooning techniques, drawing the cartoon face &

figure and try to create our own funny cartoon. Learn simple line drawing

and shading. Bring pencil and paper. Min-4;max-15

Instructor: Paul Markison

Days: Tuesdays Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Session 1 November 10 – December 22 (No class 11/24)

Registration begins 10/27

Cost: 6 classes Resident $52 Non-resident $65

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NEW!

PICASSO’S CHILDREN

Young Artist Program Ages 3-9 yrs

Picasso’s Children is an inspiring first introduction to art appreciation for

young children. Our young artist program is the foundation for a lifetime

love of fine art and for appreciating the world through an artist’s perspective.

First, children are inspired like a master! In each class, we learn about

a master artist in a fresh and fun new way. In a typical day we play interactive

games, such as “I Spy” with a masterpiece! We make artwork relatable

in a way where children innately “get it.” What was the weather like in this

painting? Why were they wearing those clothes? Let’s enjoy the artist’s favorite

snack! Next, it’s time for our young artists to create! Children work

on age-appropriate projects in “the style” of the master they just learned

about, and are encouraged to express themselves and feel free and comfortable.

Our goal: happy children, at ease with art. Finally, it’s time to feel

proud at an end of the season art show! Min-6;max-16

Instructor: Lauren Barkan

Day: Mondays Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Session 1 November 9-December 28 (Ages 3-5)

Registration begins 10/26

Day: Tuesdays Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Session 2 November 10-December 29 (Ages 6-9)

Registration begins 10/27

Cost: 8 classes Resident $230 Non-resident $287.50

KINDERMUSIK WITH MS. CATHY

Through interactive music classes, children explore rhythm, melody, and

other musical building blocks. Children learn by singing, playing instruments,

and dancing. Classes feature a variety of musical styles for a fun and

positive experience for both parents and children. Ms. Cathy ranks in the

top 5% of educators around the world in reaching children and families

with Kindermusik! Materials Fee paid to the instructor. Min- 5;max-14

Instructor: Cathy Hazard

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 0-15 mo. 9:30-10:15am “Village”

16 mos-2.5 yrs 10:30-11:15am “Our Time”

2.5 yrs-5 yrs 11:30-12:15pm “Imagine That”

Session 1 September 9–December 16

(No class on 10/28, 11/11, and 11/25; makeup on 11/10)

Registration begins 8/26

Cost: 13 classes Resident $195 Non-resident $243.75

Day: Thursdays

Time: 16 mos-2.5yrs 9:30-10:15am “Our Time”

16 mos-2.5 yrs 10:30-11:15am “Our Time”

0 mo-16mos 11:30-12:15pm “Village”

Session 1 September 10- December 17 Registration begins 8/27

(No class on 10/29 and 11/26)

Cost: 13 classes Resident $195 Non-resident $243.75

IMAGINE THAT! Ages 2.5 - 5yrs

Imagine That! Takes you and your child on a musical journey of discovery

and exploration…a journey limited only by the power of imagination. Pretend

play activities are integrated with music, vocal development, storytelling,

movement and literature to capture your child’s potential to learn

and to encourage cognitive and literacy skills, creativity and individuality.

Ms. Cathy ranks in the top 5% of educators around the world in reaching

children and families with Ki ndermusik! Materials Fee paid to the instructor.

Min- 5;max-14

Instructor: Cathy Hazard

Days: Thursdays Time: 4:00-4:45pm

Session: September 10–December 17 (No class 10/29, 11/27)

Registration begins 8/27

Cost: 13 classes Resident $195 Non-resident $243.75

SUGAR SAND’S SING SONG STORY TIME

Come join us for interactive stories with positive self-esteem enhancing

themes. Singing, puppets and dancing are all part of the great adventures

we will discover. Parents must accompany children.

Instructor: Carol Ann Birtwell

Days: Mondays Time: 10:00-11:00am

Dates: September 14, November 9, December 7 Cost: No fee

Sunday MORNING MOVIE MADNESS

Spend your Sunday watching one of these classics the whole family can

enjoy. Limited Seating. Please call the box office at (561) 347-3948 to purchase

tickets in advance. An adult must accompany children under 12.

Days: Sundays Time: 11:00am

Movies: September 13- “Meet the Robinsons”

November 15- “Ratatouille”

December 13- “Pinocchio”

Tickets: $1 per person (includes popcorn & drink)

SPECIAL EVENTS

SHRIEK WEEK

October 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

ADVANCE DISCOuNTED TICKETS ARE STRONGLY

RECOMMENDED • SPACE IS LIMITED!

CROOKED CREEK HAUNTED GHOST TOWN TOURS

Strongly recommended for ages 7-12

Ladeees and Gentlemen, Step Right Up…The Crooked Creek Carnival

has rolled into town. Enter a maze of sideshow tents and funhouse

freaks sure to razzle, bedazzle, and frighten even the most courageous

strongman.

DATES & TIMES: Ghost Town Tours

Tues.-Thurs., October 27, 28, 29 Time: 6:00-8:30 pm

Friday, October 30 Time: 6:00-9:30 pm

Saturday, October 31 Time: 11:00- 3:30 pm

COST: $5 per person in advance, $7 beginning October 27.

Tickets on sale beginning Monday, September 14 through the box

office.

SHRIEK WEEK WILD WEST ROUNDUP

Family friendly activities including arts and crafts, games, souvenir

photos, concessions, and Holiday Magic show!

Halloween Magic Show

Christopher the Magician and his feathered friends will spook and

amaze audiences with floating objects that appear and disappear,

and present BRAND NEW illusions not to be missed.

Halloween Magic will be performed on October 27, 28, 29 at 5:30,

6:30, and 7:30 pm in the Willow Theatre.

DATES & TIMES: Roundup

Round-up opens at 5:00 pm Tues.-Friday, 11:00 am Saturday. Tickets

required and can be purchased on site. Cash recommended.

Look for Gary Goodman’s GHOULISH COMEDY MAGIC AND FRIGHT-

FUL ILLUSION SHOW in the Willow Theatre pages.

SHOUT IT OUT…SCHOOL’S OUT!

Holiday Fun-tacular

KIDS DAY IN…PARENTS DAY OUT Ages 7-10

Parents can drop your kids off at Sugar Sand and take some time for yourself.

Kids will enjoy Explorium activities, pizza, and a storytelling show.

Registration required in person by Friday, December 18 by a parent or legal

guardian. Min-5; Max- 20

Date: Monday, December 21 Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Cost: Resident $10 Non-resident $12.50

WINTER STORIES with Mij Byram

Miss Mij and her friends celebrate winter with stories, songs and cheer. Big

kids and small kids interact with stories they’ll love to hear!

Date: Monday, December 21 Time: 10:00 am (ages 3-5)

Time: 11:30 am (ages 6-10)

Cost: $4 adults, $2 children 12 and under

Purchase tickets at the Willow Theatre box office.

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SWEET TREATS Ages 4-10

Sweeten up your holiday (even more) with special edibles for the whole

family. Registration required in person by a legal guardian.

Date: Tuesday, December 22 Time: 11:00 am

Cost: Resident $10 Non-resident $12.50

MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE Ages 4-10

This fun family activity uses graham crackers and lots of chewy, gooey and

colorful candy to decorate. An adult must accompany children 8 & under.

Registration required in person by a legal guardian by Saturday, December

26. Min-25; Max- 50

Date: Tuesday, December 29 Time: 11:00 am

Cost: Resident $10 Non-resident $12.50

CRAFTS, CARTOONS & COOKIES Ages 4 -10

Kids make an assortment of crafts at creation stations; plus enjoy cartoons

and refreshments. No registration required.

Date: Wednesday, December 23 & Thursday, December 31

Cost: $5 at the door Time: 10 am- Noon, ongoing

DISNEY’S PETE’S DRAGON MOVIE

Young orphan Pete runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend-

-a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott!

Date: Thursday, December 24 Time: 11:00 am

Cost: $1 includes movie, popcorn and a drink.

Purchase tickets at the Willow Theatre Box Office.

HOLIDAY MAGIC SHOW

Join us for a magical holiday show full of fun and Illusion. Be amazed as

birds appear, silks vanish, and snow flutters. This show is sure to bring joy

to your holiday season.

Date: Monday, December 28 Time: 11:00 am

Cost: $4 adults $2 children 12 and under

Purchase tickets at the Willow Theatre box office.

CHARACTER BREAKFAST with Mr. Brian & the Boppets

The Mr. Brian and the Boppets show is a high energy rock concert for kids.

This interactive show will have everyone boppin’ in their seats and rockin’

on their feet. A must see for rockers young and old. Remember, why wiggle

when you can rock!!!

TOOJAY’S DELI will cater a hot buffet-style breakfast

Date: Wednesday December 30 Time: 10:00 am

Cost: $13 adults $10 children 12 and under

Purchase tickets at the Willow Theatre box office. Limited seating

PLAYGROUND PLAYDATES

Each month meet us by the playground for free activities, giveaways,

and the latest updates about upcoming programs and events.

Dates & Times:

Thursday, September 24 at 1:00 pm

Friday, October 16 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 pm

Saturday, December 19 at 1:00 pm

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER TECH CITY

Boca Raton Museum of Art-The Artists’ Guild

Tech City is a juried visual fine art exhibition by the associate and signature

members of The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The

artwork will be in all mediums, relating to technology and architecture,

to compliment the Children’s Science Explorium traveling exhibit, “Tech

City.”

Dates: Sept. 2-Nov. 1 Time: Community Center hours

Cost: Free

Meet the Artist

Date: Saturday, October 3 Time: 11:00 am

Cost: Free

NOVEMBER- MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBITION

National League of American Penwomen

The Boca Raton Branch

The National League of American Pen Women was founded in 1897 to

promote the development of creative women in the arts. The Boca Raton

Branch is the largest branch in Florida, and one of the largest in the nation.

The branch has been active in the community for over 30 years, routinely

reaching out with writing programs and contests, as well as public art

shows. This show will feature collected works of photography, watercolor,

oil, digital, and collage.

Dates: Nov. 4-Nov. 29 Time: Community Center hours

Cost: Free

Meet the Artist

Date: Saturday, November 7 Time: 11:00 am

Cost: Free

DECEMBER- FOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS:

VISIONS AND ABSTRACTS

Joel Cossrow, Michael Gora, Timothy Rivers, and Rich Smukler are photographers

whose camera lens distinguishes their personal stories. From

abstracts to architectural, black and white to painterly, and landscapes to

everyday objects, their work represents a range of view as vast as the human

emotional canvas.

EVOLUTION OF AN ART

Melissa Tracy

Art is a miracle of life; the beautiful gift of a unique perspective on the

world. My creations are just that-bringing to illumination the simplest

forms of nature.

Dates: December 2- January 1 Time: Community Center hours

Cost: Free

Meet the Artist

Date: December 5 Time: 11:00 am

Cost: Free

MEET THE ARTIST SERIES

The Meet the Artist series is an opportunity for the public view the

current exhibition with the artists present to offer insight into their

work. This informal gathering may also include a guided tour, demonstration,

sale of additional work, or other presentation chosen by

the featured artists. Refreshments are provided. Please call ahead for

details about each program.

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Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park

300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486 • (561) 347-3948

The Willow Theatre, nestled inside Sugar Sand Park in the heart of Boca Raton, provides a unique theatre experience in South

Florida. This inviting 155-seat theatre gives each audience member a close-up view of outstanding, professional entertainment,

in a setting almost as personal as your own home. Tickets for all the performances are available for purchase at the Willow Theatre

Box Office. Please stop by Sugar Sand Park Community Center to pick up the Willow Theatre’s Fall 2009 Cultural Arts Brochure.

Mainstage Production

Hello, Dolly!

Presented by Curtain Call Playhouse

HELLO, DOLLY! is the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi’s efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder,

the well-known half-a-millionaire, and send his money circulating

among the people like rainwater the way her late husband, Ephraim

Levi, taught her. Along the way she also succeeds in matching up a few of

the characters, including herself, with suitable partners.

Dates: October 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 Time: 8:00 pm

October 10, 11, 17, 18 Time: 2:00 pm

Cost: $17 advance; $18 beginning October 3;

$10 on Thursdays; $10 for Students w/ valid ID

Love Letters

Presented by Boca Raton Theatre Guild

A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters chronicles the relationship between a man and

a woman solely through their correspondence. The play tells the story of

Andrew Makepeace Ladd and Melissa Gardner, whose poignantly funny

friendship and ill-fated romance takes them from second grade through

adolescence, maturity, and into middle age.

Dates: December 4, 5 Time: 8:00 pm

December 5, 6 Time: 2:00 pm

Cost: $10 per person

Concert Series

$17 Single Tickets

$45 Series Package Discount

Orquesta Nostalgia

Orquesta Nostalgia is back with their spicy flavor of Big Band Latin Jazz. The

Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero, and Merengue…all played by the finest musicians

in South Florida. The Willow Theatre is the perfect intimate setting

for a live Latin Jazz experience seldom heard in this area.

Date: October 4 Time: 2:00 pm

Cost: $17 single ticket; $15 w/ series package

The Joey Gilmore Band

Returning to the Willow Theatre Stage is 2008 Blewzzy Award winner Joey

Gilmore and his talented band. Join us for this one-day event where The

Joey Gilmore Band will have you out of your seat and on your feet dancing

to a variety of music including songs from Motown, R&B, and the top 40.

Date: November 8 Time: 2:00 pm

Cost: $17 single ticket; $15 w/ series package

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

This Park has been designated

a Non-Smoking Park

General Information: The Box Office at the Willow Theatre is located on the northern end of Sugar Sand Park Community Center. Ticket purchases

for the performances can be made either in person during box office hours or over the phone with a major credit card.

Box Office Telephone: (561) 347-3948

Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-1pm & 5pm-8pm, Saturday 1-5pm, and one (1) hour prior to show times.

Payment Options: Payment for tickets to performances at the Willow Theatre can be made in cash, check, or by credit card. The Willow Theatre

accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Special Needs: The Willow Theatre is equipped with four (4) wheel-chair accessible spaces. Seating for companions is located directly next to

these spaces. Please request this seating arrangement when purchasing tickets. Listening device available upon request.

Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International

university, has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one

of today’s exceptional string quartets. Having performed in Japan, Canada,

Germany, Switzerland, Korea, Mexico, and Romania, the Amernet String

Quartet brings their ‘extraordinary beauty of sound’ and ‘seamless blend of

power and grace’ for their debut on the Willow Theatre stage.

Date: December 13 Time: 2:00 pm

Cost: $17 single ticket; $15 w/ series package

Music and Variety

Holiday Harmony

Presented by The Boca Raton Singers

The Boca Raton Singers will present a varied Holiday Program featuring

Choruses and Solos from Part I of Handel’s Messiah with Chamber Orchestra.

Also featured on the program, the delightful Night Before Christmas, as

well as traditional holiday music that captures the spirit of the season.

Dates: December 19 Time: 8:00 pm

December 19, 20 Time: 2:00 pm

Cost: $18 per person

The Brave Tin Soldier

Presented by Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth

The toy room comes to life in Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. A toy

soldier with a damaged leg falls in love with a music box ballerina. He must

overcome his limitations to save her from the Evil Renegade Rat, who wants

her as his bride. This original “TOY STORY” is a perfect holiday show for all

ages.

Dates: November 28 Time: 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Cost: $7 adults; $5 children 12 and under

COMMUNITY CABARET

Be the STAR you know you are….calling all singers, dancers, musicians, and

stand-up comedians !! Now is your time to participate in the new Community

Cabaret !! This performance allows 20 singers, dancers, and comedians

to have their 5 minutes of fame on the Willow Theater Stage. Participants:

pre-registration required at the front desk of the Community Center.

Show Dates:

September 9 Registration: Resident 8/5- 9/2 Non-resident 8/19-9/2

November 18 Registration: Resident 10/14-11/11 Non-resident 10/28-11/11

Cost: Tickets $2 per person; tickets will go on sale one week prior to show

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Turn Out & Throw Down!

Teen Dance Showcase

The Willow Theatre presents a unique evening of dance featuring teen

dancers and choreographers showcasing a myriad of movement styles;

from ballet to hip-hop, modern to salsa, and all styles in between. Dancers

aged 13-19 may audition for an opportunity to perform live at this community

event. Audition information is available online or at the community

center.

Date: December 12 Time: 8:00 pm

Cost: $5 teens and under; $7 adults

Tickets will go on sale November 16.

Shriek Week

Gary Goodman’s

GHOULISH COMEDY MAGIC AND FRIGHTFUL ILLUSION SHOW

Gary Goodman, master illusionist, and his assistant, perform magic and

grand illusions set to spooky music and special effects. Volunteers from

the audience help to make the magic happen! Don’t miss this annual Halloween

tradition. Shows are suitable for ages 5 and up.

Date: October 30 Time: 6:00 & 8:00 pm

Date: October 31 Time:12:00 & 2:00 pm

Cost: $9.00 adults; $7.00 children 12 and under

See Special Events pages for Shriek Week information

Tellabration

A Worldwide Celebration of Storytelling

Come enjoy an evening of stories for adult audiences guaranteed to engage

the imagination, touch the heart and open the mind. For the fifth

year, local and regional storytellers will celebrate the international storytelling

event known as Tellabration at the Willow Theater with a performance

of traditional and real-life stories. Tellabration is sponsored by

the Palm Beach County Storytelling Guild, in conjunction with the South

Florida Storytelling Project at Florida Atlantic university.

Date: November 21 Time: 7:30 pm

Cost: $7 per person

Stories for the Little Ones

In honor of Tellabration, the worldwide celebration of storytelling, Palm Beach

County storytellers Mij Byram and Linda Spitzer will share amusing, entertaining

and interactive stories using puppets and props. It’s a program sure to

delight children of all ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: November 22 Time: 11:00 am Cost: $1 per person

Cultural Feast

A Bite of the Big Apple: New York Stories with Regina Ress

Years of being a passionate resident of Greenwich Village have given

Regina Ress a sharp eye for New York character, place, and history. From

the Bronx to Battery Park, you¹ll relive the sights and sounds of America¹s

most exciting city in her engaging, true--life tales. Regina Ress is an awardwinning

storyteller, educator and writer who teaches storytelling at New

York university. She has performed and taught for 40 years in the uS and

abroad, in venues as diverse as prisons and homeless centers, Broadway,

Carnegie Hall and the White House.

Date: November 14

Time: Lunch is served at 12:30 pm, followed by the performance at 2:00 pm

Cost: $25 per person

Lunch is provided by Catering by Culinary 7. If you have dietary restrictions

please review the menu in advance, as we cannot make substitutions. A

Cultural Feast is presented in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University

School of Communication & Multimedia Studies and the School of the Arts.

Children’s Science Explorium

300 South Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida 33486 (561) 347-3913 • www.ScienceExplorium.org

Jennifer Yates, Science Center Coordinator

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibits, Camps, and Programs Designed for 5 – 12 Year Old Explorers

Advanced reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Residency requirements apply.

Please call (561) 347-3906 to schedule your group’s visit! (School groups, please call 561-347-3909.)

The Children’s Science Explorium offers fascinating, interactive exhibits,

programs, and camps designed to enhance 5 – 12 year old explorers’ understanding

of everyday physical sciences. The Explorium is located inside

the Sugar Sand Park Community Center. Admission is a suggested $2.00

donation per person.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS:

• Register for programs at the front desk of the Sugar Sand Park Community

Center.

• Parents must register their own children and show a copy of each child’s

birth certificate.

• Call Sugar Sand Park Community Center at (561) 347-3900 for specific registration

dates and information. Generally, residents may register four (4)

weeks in advance; non-residents may register two (2) weeks in advance.

• Participants must pre-register at least two (2) days in advance of the

chosen program.

• All children must be checked in and promptly picked up at the end of

each program.

This Park has been designated

a Non-Smoking Park

EXPLORIUM FOR EVERYONE

The Explorium is a fun place to visit, and staff have paid special attention

to making it accessible for all.

While anyone is welcome during our normal operating hours, we

have set aside one morning each month just for families and groups

who have members with special needs.

Call 561-347-3906 for additional information and to make a reservation.

EARLY AFTERNOON SCIENCE CLASSES

These monthly classes are taught at 1:00 p.m. for ages 6 – 9, and 2:00 p.m.

for ages 10 – 12.

Tuesday, September 8: What is a Scientist?

Tuesday, October 6: Atoms & Molecules

Tuesday, November 10: Magnetism

Tuesday, December 8: Cell Structure

Please visit www.ScienceExplorium.org or call 561-347-3909 for more information

on these programs.

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TRAVELING EXHIBITS

Many aspects of our lives are designed & maintained by engineers, from

buildings to traffic lights, and even the Internet.

Tech City features 12 highly interactive exhibit stations that illustrate realworld

engineering challenges. Each challenge has goals and constraints

that are solved using engineering techniques and includes opportunities

for designing, building, testing, & modifying.

This exhibition was developed by Sciencenter and Cornell university, Ithaca,

New York, with major funding from the National Science Foundation.

Tech City will be open October 1, 2009 – January 2010.

Join the Edventure team to stay informed on Explorium events.

Visit www.ScienceExplorium.org for more information.

AFTER SCHOOL SCIENCE SERIES!

September – Tech City Science

Many aspects of our daily lives are designed and maintained by engineers,

from the buildings we live in to the traffic on the Internet. Our newest exhibit,

Tech City, explores how engineers affect our daily lives and in this

series, we’ll design and build our own engineering marvels.

Dates & Ages:

Ages 5 – 6 (with parent): Tuesdays, Sept 15, 22, 29 (min 3; max 12)

Ages 7 – 9: Wednesdays, Sept 16, 23, 30 (min 5; max 20)

Ages 10 – 12: Thursdays, Sept 17, 24, & Oct 1 (min 5; max 20)

Time: All programs 4-5:00 pm

Cost: Resident $22 Non-resident$27.50

October – Tricky Science

Trick or treat? We’ll explore some of our favorite tricks (and maybe even a

few treats!).

Dates & Ages:

Ages 5 – 6 (with parent): Tuesdays, Oct 6 & 13 (min 3; max 12)

Ages 7 – 9: Wednesdays, Oct 7 & 14 (min 5; max 20)

Ages 10 – 12: Thursdays, Oct 8 & 15 (min 5; max 20)

Times: All programs 4-5:00 pm

Cost: Resident $15 Non-resident$18.75

November – Incredible Edibles

The eating season is upon us, and did you know that cooking and baking

are all about chemistry? We’ll perform our own kitchen chemistry experiments

and will even send home the recipes so the entire family can enjoy

these fun treats.

Dates & Ages:

Ages 5 – 6 (with parent): Tuesdays, Nov 3, 10, & 17 (min 3; max 12)

Ages 7 – 9: Wednesdays, Nov 4, 11, & 18 (min 5; max 20)

Ages 10 – 12: Thursdays, Nov 5, 12, & 19 (min 5; max 20)

Times: All programs 4-5:00 p.m.

Cost: Resident $30 Non-resident$37.50

December – Crystal Science

Crystals are all around us. We rarely see snow and ice crystals in southern

Florida, so we’ll make our own in this class. We’ll also check out other types

of crystals, and discover how to grow our own crystal gardens.

Dates & Ages:

Ages 5 – 6 (with parent): Tuesdays, Dec 8 & 15 (min 3; max 12)

Ages 7 – 9: Wednesdays, Dec 9 & 16 (min 5; max 20)

Ages 10 – 12: Thursdays, Dec 10 & 17 (min 5; max 20)

Times: All programs 4-5:00 pm

Cost: Resident $15 Non-resident$18.75

Come visit Sugar Sand Park’s Carousel!

The Carousel is open 365 days a year and costs just $1.00 per ride.

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri:10:00am - 7:00pm

Sat, Sun, & Holidays:10:00am - 5:00pm

Hours subject to change based on weather and attendance.

WEEKEND PROGRAMS

September: Musical Science Series

How does sound work? Why do we like music? How do instruments create

sound? Discover the answers to these questions and more as we design

and create our own musical instruments.

Ages, Dates, and Times:

Ages 5 – 6: Saturdays, Sept 19 & 26, 9–10:00 am (min 5; max 20)

Ages 7 – 9: Sundays, Sept 20 & 27, 10–11:00 am (min 5; max 20)

Cost: Resident $15 Non-resident$18.75

November: Flight Science Series

It has been more than 100 years since the Wright brothers made their historic

flight. Before you fly away for the holidays, discover how airplanes,

helicopters, and even birds stay up in the air.

Dates, Times, and Ages:

Ages 5 – 6: Saturdays, Nov 7 & 14, 9-10:00 am (min 5; max 20)

Ages 7 – 9: Sundays, Nov 8 & 15, 10-11:00 am. (min 5; max 20)

Cost: Resident $15 Non-resident$18.75

December: Toy Science

Kids learn to play, but they also play to learn. We’ll help you discover some

fun and safe science activities you can do with your toys!

Dates, Times, and Ages:

Ages 5 – 6: Saturdays, Dec 5 & 12, 9-10:00 a.m. (min 5; max 20)

Ages 7 – 9: Sundays, Dec 6 & 13, 10-11:00 am (min 5; max 20)

Cost: Resident $15 Non-resident$18.75

JOIN THE SUGAR SAND PARK COMMUNITY

CENTER’S HOLIDAY FUNTACULAR FOR

KIDS DAY IN…PARENTS DAY OUT

Parents can drop your kids off at Sugar Sand and take some time for

yourselves. Kids will enjoy Explorium activities, pizza, and a storytelling

show. Registration required in person by Friday, December 18, by

a parent or legal guardian.

Ages: 7 – 10 (min 5; max 20)

Date & Time: Monday, December 21, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Resident $10 Non-resident$12.50

ASTRONOMY PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Eyes to the Skies Recommended for Ages 8+

Join us for our telescope nights! These free, informal events are held

in the parking lot behind the Explorium (weather permitting).

We’ll explore the skies with our professional-grade 16-inch Meade LX

Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

No registration required – just show up! The telescope will be out for

at least one hour after the scheduled start time. Note: Stars must be

visible for the telescope to align.

September 11 at 8:45 p.m. October 9 at 7:30 p.m.

November 13 at 7:00 p.m. December 11 at 7:00 p.m.

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Meadows Park Pool

1300 Northwest 8th Street, Boca Raton 33486 • (561) 393-7851

Maureen R. McNichol, Aquatics Administrator • Mary T. McMahon, Aquatics Lieutenant

Meadows Park Pool’s highly qualified staff is certified through the American Red Cross in Lifeguarding/First Aid

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Water Safety Instruction, Special Needs Water Instruction, and Administering Emergency Oxygen.

Programs, operating hours, and prices are subject to change.

POOL AMENITIES

• 8 lanes, 25 yards x 25 meters

• The pool has two 1-meter diving boards

• Men’s and ladies’ rest rooms have coin operated lockers. 50 cents/per

use and meet ADA guidelines

• Geo-thermal heat pumps for seasonal warming and cooling. Pool temp

is approx 80 – 83 degrees

• Tables, chairs, umbrellas, awnings, charcoal grills

• Visa, Master Card, & American Express are accepted

• Portable Aquatic Lift (PAL) provides a 300-pound lifting capacity and a

240° turning radius for safe transfers away from pool edge. It is truly the

easiest way to get everyone into the water at any depth they choose.

Meets all ADA Guidelines for pool lifts.

RECREATION SWIMMING HOURS

*Mondays and Saturdays 10:00 am - 5:45 pm

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:45 pm

* The pool will be closed for super chlorination on the first Monday of each

month.

POOL FEES

Proof residency required daily

Daily Residents Non-Residents

Child $2.00 $5.00

Adult $4.00 $10.00

DUAL ANNUAL PERMIT (Oct 1st, 2009 – Sept 30th, 2010)

Permits are valid at both Meadows Park Pool & the Swim Center

Resident Non-Resident

Child $ 30 $ 80

Adult $ 95 $270

Couples $120 $340

Family $140 $400

DUAL Child: MONTHLY refers to PERMITS persons under 18

Permits Adult: are refers valid to at persons both Meadows 18 and over Park Pool & the Swim Center.

Resident: Resides Resident within the City Non-Resident

of Boca Raton or the Greater Boca

Child Raton Beach & Park $6 District. $12

Adult Non-Resident: Resides $15 outside the $30City

of Boca Raton and Greater

Couple Boca Raton Beach $20 & Park District. $40

Family $25 $50

AGE GROUP FITNESS SWIM TEAM

For children ages 7 to 14 who are able to swim 25 yards of crawl stroke and

are comfortable in the water.

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays, every month from August thru April

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Cost: Per month Resident $65 Non-resident $81.25

MEADOWS 2009 SWIM LESSON DATES

Registration is currently open for all 2009 swim lessons at both Aquatics facilities.

Patrons may register in person or over the phone at either facility.

Cost per session: Resident $50 Non-Resident $58.00

Classes to choose from are:

Saturday mornings for 8 weeks (8 classes) or

Wednesday & Thursday afternoons for 4 weeks (8 classes)

Dates: Wednesdays & Thursdays August 19 – September 10

Saturdays August 29 – October 17

MEADOWS 2009 SWIM LESSON TIMES

Level Days of the Week Time

Parent & Child – Level 2 Saturdays 3:00 – 3:00pm

Parent & Child – Level 2 Wed & Thur 3:00 – 3:00pm

Preschool – Level 1 Saturdays 3:00 – 3:00pm

Preschool – Level 1 Wed & Thur 3:00 – 3:00pm

Level 1 Saturdays 2:00 – 2:45pm

Adult Saturdays 12:00 – 12:45pm

SWIM LESSON LEVELS

Description of swim lesson levels is detailed on page 42.

2010 SWIM LESSONS

Registration for all 2010 swim lessons will begin on December 14, 2009.

Patrons may register in person or over the phone.

Saturday, December 12 at 7:00am

1,000-yard Swim and 5K Run

Adults $30 • Kids (17 & under) $20

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DEEP WATER FITNESS CLASS

Begin your day with a refreshing and enjoyable exercise that will improve

cardiovascular, body weight, muscle tone, strength and flexibility. Please

pay one week in advance.

Days: *Mondays and Thursdays Time: 10 - 11:00am

*First Monday of the month the class is held at the Swim Center. All other

days it will be at Meadows Park Pool

Cost: Resident $50 Non-resident $62.50

MORNING MASTERS

Enjoy the physical and social benefits of friendly competition. Various levels

of workouts provided at every practice. Program is for ages 19 and older.

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays Times: 5:30 - 7:00am

Cost: Per quarter Resident $90 Non-resident $112.50

Insurance: $40 per year

Quarter 4: July, August, & September

Quarter 1: October, November, & December

EVENING MASTERS

Enjoy the physical and social benefits of friendly competition. Various levels

of workouts provided at every practice. Program is for ages 19 and older.

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays Times: 5:30 - 7:00pm

Cost: Per quarter Resident $90 Non-resident $112.50

Insurance: $40 per year

Quarter 4: July, August, & September

Quarter 1: October, November, & December

The Swim Center

21618 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton 33433 • (561) 544-8540

David A. Dovell, Aquatics Captain • Mia Turner, Aquatics Lieutenant

The Swim Center’s highly qualified staff is certified through the American Red Cross in Lifeguarding/First Aid CPR/AED for

the Professional Rescuer, Water Safety Instruction, Special Needs Water Instruction, and Administering Emergency Oxygen.

GENERAL INFORMATION

POOL HOURS

Daily* 7:30am – 5:00pm

* The Swim Center will be closed on the third Monday of every month for

super-chlorination.

The 25-yard long, 6-lane wide pool is heated during the winter months and

cooled during the summer months to maintain a temperature between 80-

83 degrees year round. The Swim Center also has a spa and a wading pool.

A chair lift meeting ADA regulations is accessible to all patrons requiring assistance.

POOL FEES

Proof of residency or membership is required daily.

DAILY Resident Non-resident

Adult $3.00 $6.50

Child $1.50 $3.50

ANNUAL PERMIT (Oct 1, 2009 – Sept 30, 2010)

Permits are valid at both Meadows Park Pool & the Swim Center.

Adult $85 $187

Couples $108 $238

Family $127 $279

Child $25 $55

Memberships are valid at both the Swim Center and Meadows Park Pool

(1300 NW 8 St).

Child - refers to persons under 18

Adult - refers to persons 18 and over

Resident - Resides within the City of Boca Raton or Greater Boca

Raton Beach & Park District.

Non-Resident - Resides outside the City of Boca Raton and Greater

Boca Raton Beach & Park District.

LABOR DAY SPLASH

Monday, September 7 • 12:00-3:00pm

Ride the Giant Water See-Saw!

Slide on the Wet Banana!

Enjoy Burgers and Dogs (while supplies last)

Present Membership or Pay Daily Fee for Admission

SWIM CENTER 2009 SWIM LESSON DATES

Registration is currently open for all 2009 swim lessons at both Aquatics facilities.

Patrons may register in person or over the phone at either facility.

Cost per session: Resident $50 Non-resident $62.50

Classes to choose from are on:

Saturday mornings for 8 weeks (8 classes) or

Tuesday & Thursday afternoons for 4 weeks (8 classes)

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays September 1 – 24

Tuesdays & Thursdays October 6 – 29

Saturdays September 5 – October 24

SWIM CENTER 2009 SWIM LESSON TIMES

Times are for all 2009 lessons.

Level Days of the Week Time

Parent & Child – Level 2 Saturdays 9:00 – 9:30am

Parent & Child – Level 2 Tue & Thur 3:00 – 3:30pm

Preschool – Level 1 Saturdays 9:00 – 9:30am

Preschool – Level 1 Tue & Thur 3:00 – 3:30pm

Preschool – Level 2 Saturdays 10:00 – 10:30am

Level 1 Saturdays 10:00 – 10:45am

Level 1 Tue & Thur 4:00 – 4:45pm

Level 2 Saturdays 11:00 – 11:45am

Level 2 Tue & Thur 4:00 – 4:45pm

Level 3 Saturdays 11:00 – 11:45am

Level 4 Saturdays 12:00 – 12:45pm

Adult Saturdays 12:00 – 12:45pm

SWIM LESSON LEVELS

Description of swim lesson levels is detailed on page 42,

This Park has been designated

a Non-Smoking Park

MONSTER MASH

Saturday, October 31 • 11:00am-1:00pm

For Ages 6 and Up

Come in costume, bring a swim suit, or both.

Activities will be held both in and out of the water.

Trick-or-treating, bounce house, face painting, popcorn, and more.

Admission is Free!

2010 SWIM LESSONS

Registration for all 2010 swim lessons will begin on December 14, 2009. Patrons

may register in person or over the phone.

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SWIM LESSON INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTION OF LEVELS

If you are unsure of what level of swim lessons your child should be in, call the pool office and set up a water assessment evaluation.

Proof of residency (Current Driver’s License or Voter’s Registration Card) is required to receive the resident rate.

Classes are not made up due to thunder or lightning.

Parent & Child Aquatics – Level 1 (Ages 6 months to 3 years)

• Parent is in the water with child

• Explore submerging to the mouth, nose, eyes and completely

• Explore buoyancy on the front and back position

• Change body position in the water

• Learn how to play safely

• Experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket

• Class size is 3 to 10 students.

Parent & Child Aquatics – Level 2 (Ages 6 months to 3 years)

• Parent is in the water with child

• Explore submerging in a rhythmic pattern

• Glide on the front and back with assistance

• Perform combined stroke on front and back with assistance

• Change body position in the water

• Experience wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket in the water

• Class size is 3 to 10 students.

Preschool Aquatics – Level 1 (Ages 4 to 5)

• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side

• Blow bubbles through mouth and nose

• Submerge mouth, nose and eyes

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

• Front and back glides and recover to a vertical position

• Back float and recover to a vertical position

• Roll from front to back and back to front

• Tread with arm and hand actions

• Leg actions on front and back

• Arm actions on front and back

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

• Class size is 3 to 4 students.

Preschool Aquatics – Level 2 (Ages 4 to 5)

• Child must be able to perform all Preschool Level 1 skills to enroll

• Enter water by stepping in

• Exit water using ladder, steps or side

• Bobbing

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

• Front and back floats and glides

• Recover from a front or back float or glide to a vertical position

• Roll from front to back and back to front

• Tread water using arm and leg actions

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

• Finning arm action on back

• Class size is 3 to 6 students.

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills (Ages 6 and up)

• Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side

• Blow bubbles through mouth and nose

• Bobbing

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged object

• Front and back glides and floats

• Recover to vertical position

• Roll from front to back and back to front

• Tread water using arm and hand actions

• Leg actions on front and back

• Arm actions on front and back

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

• Class size is 3 to 6 students.

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills (Ages 6 and up)

• Child must be able to perform all Level 1 skills to enroll

• Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side

• Fully submerge and hold breath

• Bobbing

• Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects

• Front, jellyfish and tuck floats

• Front and back glides and floats

• Recover to vertical position

• Roll from front to back and back to front

• Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back

• Tread water using arm and leg actions

• Combined arm and leg actions on front and back

• Finning arm action

• Class size is 3 to 6 students.

Level 3 – Stroke Development (Ages 6 and up)

• Child must be able to perform all Level 2 skills to enroll

• Enter water by jumping from the side

• Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions

• Bobbing while moving forward safely

• Rotary breathing

• Survival float

• Back float

• Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back

• Tread water

• Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front

• Front crawl and elementary backstroke

• Class size is 3 to 6 students.

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement (Ages 6 and up)

• Child must be able to perform all Level 3 skills to enroll

• Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions

• Swim under water

• Feetfirst surface dive

• Survival swimming

• Front crawl and backstroke open turns

• Tread water using 2 different kicks

• Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke

and butterfly

• Flutter and dolphin kicks on back

• Class size is 3 to 6 students.

Level 5 – Stroke Refinement (Ages 6 and up)

• Child must be able to perform all Level 4 skills to enroll

• Shallow-angle dive from the side then glide and begin a front stroke

• Tuck and pike surface dives, submerge completely

• Front flip turn and backstroke flip turn while swimming

• Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke

and butterfly

• Sculling

• Class size is 3 to 10 students.

Adults (Ages 18 and up)

• Adults will be taught basic swimming skills leading up to and including

the crawl stroke with rhythmic breathing, back floating, back crawl, and

flip-turns.

• Class size is 3 to 6 students.

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Mizner Bark

The Boca Raton Dog Park

751 Banyan Trail Boca Raton, FL 33432

Hours: Daily (except Wednesday) 7:30am-Dusk ● Wednesday Noon-Dusk

The Dog Park is comprised of 6 acres located in the Countess de Hoernle Park

GENERAL PARK INFORMATION

• Dogs are allowed to run off-leash, double-gated entry

• Park divided into 3 areas:

Small dogs (under 20 lb)

Medium dogs (20-50 lbs),

Large dogs (over 50 lbs)

• Doggie Bags for Waste – available throughout the park

• Water Fountains

• Wash Stations

• Handicap Access

• Trash Cans

• No Smoking

Be advised that this dog park is an unsupervised recreational area of the City of Boca Raton’s Recreation Services Department.

The use of the dog park is at your own risk.

This Park has been designated

a Non-Smoking Park

PARK PERMIT INFORMATION

Residents:City and Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District residents

may obtain a Parking Permit at no charge at any one of the City’s Community

Centers. Proof of residency and vehicle ownership required. (See

page 47 for additional permit- related information regarding locations

& proof of residency.)

Non-residents: Annual Permits: $265 per vehicle

Monthly Permits: $25 per month/per vehicle

Dog owners are responsible for, and liable with respect to, the actions of their dogs and any damage or injury to person or property caused by same.

Dogs and/or their owners who violate these rules are subject to removal from the park and possible suspension of the right to utilize the park. The City

of Boca Raton reserves the right to refuse entry to dogs and/or their owners into Mizner Bark for the reasons of health, safety, and prior offenses or for the

comfort of all patrons and/or their pets.

Patrons of the park who engage in activities (i.e., playing ball, using remote controlled toys, etc.) not related to the dog park’s purpose or who violate any

other guideline are liable for any damage or injury to persons, dogs, or property

GUIDELINES FOR USE

• Be polite. Scoop up the poop! Bag stations and trashcans are available throughout the dog park.

• Remain in the dog park and in full view of your dog at all times.

• Leash your dog prior to entering and upon leaving the dog park.

• Aggressive behavior must be addressed immediately. Either move your dog to another part of the park or leave the park.

• For safety reasons, children must be at least 4 feet tall and supervised by an adult to use the dog park. Children must behave in a

responsible manner: no running, chasing dogs, or petting dogs without the owner’s permission.

• No more than two dogs per person on any one visit.

• Dog toys, leashes, etc. left in the park will be disposed of at the end of the day. The City accepts no responsibility or liability for

such items.

• Female dogs in heat or sick dogs cannot be brought into the park.

• Dogs should be under voice control (i.e., come when called).

• Dogs must be vaccinated and display current licenses on their collars.

• Puppies under four (4) months of age are prohibited.

• Spayed/neutered animals are recommended.

• No food, treats, alcoholic beverages (soft drinks and water are allowed), strollers, bicycles, or children’s toys are allowed in the dog

park. This is a recreation park for dogs accompanied by their owners.

• Playing catch (i.e., football, baseball, etc.) or using remote controlled toys, which can cause harm to the dogs in the park, is not

allowed.

• Choke, prong, pinch, and spike collars must be removed inside park area.

• Professional dog trainers are not permitted to use this facility for training.

• Persons in violation of these rules may be required to leave the dog park.

• Use of this facility shall be for a dog park; any other use is prohibited.

• All incidents and injuries must be reported to the Recreation Services Department by calling (561) 393-7810 weekdays; 8:00am

– 5:00pm. On weekends and holidays, please call Park Ranger Headquarters (561) 393-7815.

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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

1801 North Ocean Boulevard Boca Raton 33432 • (561) 338-1473 Fax (561) 338-1483 • www.gumbolimbo.org

Jim Duquesnel, Environmental Education & Conservation Manager

John Hargis, School Program Manager • Kirt Rusenko, PhD, Marine Conservationist

Debra Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator • Kimberly Mohlenhoff, Exhibits Coordinator

Susan Elliott, Kristin Child, Environmental Program Coordinators

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm • Sunday Noon-4pm

Reservations required for all programs. Programs, operating hours, and/or prices subject to change.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a distinctive part of the city’s parks system.

The Center is surrounded by a rare remnant of coastal hammock, located

on Boca Raton’s barrier island. A boardwalk provides access to this unique

tropical forest. From a 40-foot observation tower, view Gumbo Limbo

trees, migrating birds, Indian middens, the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Outdoor saltwater tanks provide habitats for sea turtles, sharks

and other marine life. An informal garden attracts butterflies throughout

the year. Indoor displays feature wildlife indigenous to South Florida and a

panorama of stained glass windows depicting the coastal island as it may

have appeared in the 1500’s. Florida Atlantic university maintains an onsite

marine biology research laboratory. A gallery above the lab allows

the public to see projects conducted by university scientists. Visit our gift

shop for educational and fun nature books, toys, puzzles, t-shirts, jewelry

and much more. Gumbo Limbo will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

and Christmas Day.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

SPECIAL EVENTS

Celebrating 25 Years of

Marine and Coastal Education

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center will celebrate 25 years of marine

and coastal conservation, education, and research this

November. We will honor members of the community who

have been instrumental in the founding and operation of

GLNC over the past 25 years as well as announce plans for the

future. Please join us for these series of events:

“Seacoast Toast” Cocktail Party

Spanish River Library and Community Center

Thursday, October 29 • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$35 per person prepaid; $40 at door

Program Showcase

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Come and sample the best of GLNC’s public programs running

continuously throughout the day.

Saturday, November 7 • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Suggested donation of $5 per person.

25th Anniversary Open House

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Sunday November 15 • Noon – 4:00 pm

Gordon Gilbert Tribute

Future project ribbon cutting

This Park has been designated

a Non-Smoking Park

NATURE PROGRAM SCHEDULE

The following list describes several of our programs. The complete schedule

of events is available at the Center and online at www.gumbolimbo.

org. Reservations are required for all programs: 561-338-1473. Please

note that many of our programs are family oriented. An adult must participate

with children unless otherwise specified. A member is someone

with a paid membership to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Inc. Please visit

www.gumbolimbo.org for information.

Please note: We now require prepayment for all programs. We accept

cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. No refunds unless class cancelled by

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

Bird Walk Ages 7 - adult

An adult must sign-up and participate with children. Visit a South

Florida habitat in search of South Florida’s resident and migrating birds.

Meet at Gumbo Limbo; depending on what bird species are in the area,

we may stay on Gumbo Limbo property, or we may travel by van to offsite

locations. If you have field guides or binoculars, you may find them helpful

to bring along. Binoculars are available to borrow. Comfortable shoes, a

hat and drinking water are recommended. Reservations and prepayment

required (561) 338-1473.

Dates: Wednesdays and Saturdays; October 14, October 24, November

11, November 21, December 9, December 19

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Cost: Per person Members $12 Non-members $18 per person

Boca Beachcombing Open to all ages

An adult must sign-up and participate with children. Limpets, lightning

whelks and topsnails are just a few of the shells you can find on Florida’s

beaches. Meet at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for an introductory

talk about seashells and the animals that make them. Then we will caravan

over to Red Reef Park where we will walk the beach in search of ocean

treasures. Reservations and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Dates: Thursday, September 17; Wednesday, October 14; Thursday, November

19 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Date: Tuesday, December 29 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Cost: Per person Members $5 Non-members $8

Boca Beach Kids Ages 7 - 12

Adults must sign-in children, but do not have to stay. What makes our

beaches so special? Come and explore our shoreline and its’ critters. See

why we are so lucky to be surrounded by such great beaches. Meet at

Gumbo Limbo; pick-up will be at Red Reef Park (weather permitting). Reservations

and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Date: Wednesday, November 25 Time: 10:30 am - Noon

Cost: Per child Members $9 Non-members $14

Boca Nature Trails for Adults Only

Join our naturalist for a hike through sandy scrub or pine flatwoods, from

ocean to Intracoastal, all within the nature preserves of Boca Raton. Come

prepared with outdoor clothing, sneakers or hiking shoes, insect repellent,

sun protection and drinking water. Meet at Gumbo Limbo and caravan to

the “site of the month” (some trails A.D.A. accessible; call to inquire). Reservations

and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 28, November 25, Decem 23

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am

Cost: Per person Members $5 Non-members $8

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Boca Nature Trails for Families

Ages 5 and up with adult sign-up and participation. Join our naturalist

for a hike through sandy scrub or pine flatwoods, from ocean to Intracoastal,

all within the nature preserves of Boca Raton. Come prepared with

outdoor clothing, sneakers or hiking shoes, insect repellent, sun protection

and drinking water. Meet at Gumbo Limbo and caravan to the “site of

the month” (some trails A.D.A. accessible; call to inquire). Family hikes take

place in parks with restrooms. Reservations and prepayment required

(561) 338-1473.

Date: Tuesday, October 13 Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Dates: Tuesdays, November 10, December 8 Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Cost: Per person Members $5 Non-members $8

Canoeing the Mangroves Ages 7 and up

An adult must sign-up and participate with EACH child. Enjoy a naturalist

guided tour from the boardwalk at Rutherford Park, followed by a

paddle through the mangrove trails and back along the shoreline of the

Intracoastal. Experience is necessary. Wear clothes and shoes that can get

wet and dirty! Sun protection, water and bug spray recommended. Meet

at James A. Rutherford Park. Reservations and prepayment required (561)

338-1473.

Date: Tuesday, October 20 Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Date: Wednesday, November 4 Time: 10:15am - 12:15pm

Date: Saturday, November 21 Time: Noon - 2:00pm

Date: Saturday, December 19 Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Date: Tuesday, December 22 Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm

Cost: Per person Members $15 Non-members $22

Daily Tank Feedings Open to all ages

Children must be accompanied by adult. Ever wonder what a ten pound

lobster eats? Whatever he wants! Come see our resident crustaceans as

well as our turtles, sharks and other fish during their feeding frenzy. Watch

and listen as our naturalists explain a little about each of our salt water

tanks while they feed the animals. A must see! No reservation required.

Days: Sunday – Friday Time: 2:30 pm

Saturday 11:30 am

Cost: No fee

Gifts from the Garden

For adults and children ages 10 and up with an adult. Prepare for holiday

gifts and decorations using natural materials from the garden! Pressed

flowers, herbs and plants can be used in endless, personalized projects.

Reservations and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 11 Time: Noon – 1:30 pm

Cost: Per person Members $15 Non-members $22

Go Green and Stay Clean Adults only

Great tips on how to have a greener home using herbal remedies around

the house! Ideas for easy recycling, reusing, and reducing. Enjoy a natural

snack & take home a sample of herbs to start your way to a greener, cleaner

and safer home. Reservations and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Date: Sunday, October 4 Time: Noon – 1:30 pm

Cost: Per person Members $15 Non-members: $22

Guided Hammock Walk Open to all ages

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for a guided walk

on our elevated quarter-mile long boardwalk every Wednesday morning

and select Sunday afternoons. Explore this rare remnant of coastal hardwood

hammock, and get a glimpse of the past. Reservations are not required

for this program.

Date: Every Wednesday Time: 10:00 am - Noon

Date: Sundays Sept. 13, 27, Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 8, 22 Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Cost: No fee

Gyotaku Open to all ages

One adult must attend for each child. Before cameras were invented,

fisherman documented their catch by making fish prints. Recreate this

traditional art on your own pre-washed shirt or pre-washed canvas bag.

The fee below includes your first project (you supply one t-shirt, bag or

pillowcase). If you would like to make additional prints, there will be an

additional fee of $4 per project (with your prewashed fabric item). Reservations

and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Date: Tuesday, December 22 Time: 10 am – Noon

Cost: Members $ 9 for first project

Non-members $14 for first project

Holiday Nature Craft Ages 7-12

Adults must sign-in children, but do not have to stay. Join us for a

nature walk around Gumbo Limbo to collect ideas for your nature craft.

Supplies will be ready and waiting to help get your creative juices flowing

to make a holiday project to decorate your home or give as a gift. Reservations

and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Date: Monday, December 21 Time: 10:30 am – Noon

Cost: Per child Members $12 Non-members $18

International Coastal Clean-up

All ages with adult participation. Join thousands of people all over the

world for this coastal clean-up sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy!

Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. is coordinating local efforts and

will provide gloves, trash bags and event visors (while supplies last). Adults

MuST participate with children under the age of 18; no drop-offs! Community

service hours will be awarded. Groups welcome, but must have

someone in charge of the group; this person must register and be able to

provide details to the group before the event. We will NOT be meeting at

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Pre-registration is required, at which time

you will be given additional information. Space is limited. Email Kristin

Child at kchild@myboca.us to register.

Date: Saturday, September 19 Time: 8:00 am

Cost: No fee

Junior Naturalists Ages 8-10

Adults must sign-in children, but do not have to stay.

Spend some time outside this fall during this four week program. It’s a

great time of year to be a junior birdwatcher looking for birds that have

recently migrated from all around the world, or planting fall flowers in the

garden while observing the insects nearby. A healthy snack will be provided

each week. Reservations and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Dates: Four Saturdays: Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec.19

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: Per child Members $60 Non-members $75

Kinder Turtles Ages 5 - 6 with an adult

Spend some one-on-one time with your little one learning about sea turtles.

Decorate a paper plate sea turtle to take home. Please make this

time special for you and your child; do not bring siblings. Reservations

and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Dates: Saturdays, September 5, October 3

Time: 10:30 – 11:15 am

Cost: Per child Members $4 Non-members $6

Life on the Rocks Ages 10 - adult

An adult must sign-up and participate with children. The submerged

rocks at Red Reef Park provide a habitat for a variety of species of animals

like fish, crabs and snails. Join us at low tide to explore the rocks and sea

life at Red Reef Park. Bring your beachwear! Meet at Gumbo Limbo Nature

Center. Reservations and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Dates: Thursday, September 3; Monday, October 5;

Wednesday, November 4 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Date: Thursday, December 31 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Cost: Per person Members $5 Non-members $8

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Night Explorers Ages 7 - adult

An adult must sign-up and participate with children. Owls, stars, bugs,

things that go bump, some that glow and much more to know! Hike with

creatures of the night along the flashlight illuminated boardwalk. See the

tanks under a different light. Peek at the night sky through a telescope in

the company of an astronomer, courtesy of the Palm Beach County Astronomical

Society. Explore the nightlife at Gumbo Limbo with a naturalist

in tow, family fun in a natural setting. Please do not bring flashlights; your

guide will light your way. The October 23 program will feature a haunted

trail and ghostly guides. Reservations and prepayment required (561)

338-1473.

Dates: Friday, October 23 Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Dates: Fridays, Novem 20, Decem 18 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Cost: Per person Members $7 Non-members $10

Ornaments Naturally Ages 7 - adult

An adult must sign-up and participate with children. Create ornaments

and decorations with holiday themes using shells, sea beans, pine

cones and unusual natural materials. Materials are provided. Boost your

creativity and join in the wealth of ideas. Reservations and prepayment

required (561) 338-1473.

Date: Saturday, December 12 Time: 10:00 am - Noon

Cost: Per person Members $15 Non-members $22

Rain Barrel Workshop

Looking for relief? How about a lower water bill, freedom from water

restrictions, and that environmentally conscious gold star you’ve

always wanted? Reintroducing… rain barrels. The ancient idea of

harvesting rainwater for dry seasons is gaining popularity with tightening

water restrictions statewide. Learn about this water catchment

system designed to collect and store the rainwater that is normally diverted

to storm drains, lost to evaporation, or restricted to a localized

area. It is estimated that a rain barrel can save ~1,300 gallons of free

water during summer months that can be used for a variety of purposes,

from watering gardens and landscaping to washing your pets

and vehicles. Join RainLife Rain Barrels for this exciting, free workshop

at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Reservations are encouraged, but

not required (561) 338-1473.

Date: Saturday, October 24 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Sayonara, Sea Turtles Open to all ages

Children must be accompanied by adult. How is this sea turtle nesting

season going? Are the loggerheads doing better than last year? Have the

leatherbacks and greens broken any more records? Come meet a Marine

Turtle Specialist and find out! Reservations not required for this program.

Dates: Every Sunday in September Time:12:30 – 1:00 pm Cost: No fee

Seining the Lagoon Ages 10 - adult

An adult must sign-up and participate with children. Explore the grasses

and flats of the Intracoastal Waterway behind Gumbo Limbo. Handheld

dip nets and large seine nets allow us to catch and release a variety of

fish, shrimp, crabs and other marine life. Wear clothes that can get wet and

old sneakers or wading shoes (no flip flops), and bring a change of clothes

and shoes. Reservations and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Dates: Friday, September 18; Thursday, October 15;

Friday, November 20 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, December 30 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Cost: Per person Members $5 Non-members $8

Signs of Autumn Ages 7-12

Adults must sign-in children, but do not have to stay. Many people

say our southern location does not reveal signs of the fall season. Look

closely – in the sky, in the hammock, in the ocean - and you’ll learn subtle

signs that are all around you. Make your own wave bottle to bring home!

Reservations and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Date: Monday, Sept. 28 Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: Per child Members $ 9 Non-members $ 14

Solar Science Ages 7 - adult

An adult must sign-up and participate with children. We live in the sunshine

state, yet what do you really know about the sun? Meet at Gumbo

Limbo, and travel by van to Florida Atlantic university for a science lecture.

Then climb the stairs up to the observatory and see our active star up close

for yourself. Reservations and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Dates: Fridays, September 4, October 2, December 4

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Cost: Per person Members $ 7 Non-members $ 10

South Florida’s Native Americans Ages 7 - 12

Adults must sign-in children, but do not have to stay. Native Americans

have lived in this area for thousands of years. Investigate the Indian

middens at Gumbo Limbo and identify the common tools and food of

these native people. Then make a craft to take home. Reservations and

prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Date: Wednesday, November 11 Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Cost: Per child Members $ 12 Non-members $ 18

Story TELLABRATION! Open to all ages

Children must be accompanied by adult. Join in the worldwide celebration

and appreciation of storytelling. TELLABRATION! brings together celebrated

storytellers to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with

their tales. Storytelling is enjoyable for all ages so bring the family and relax

as you listen to folk tales from the ocean and nature. Gumbo Limbo will

host the Palm Beach County Storytelling Guild in our beautiful outdoor

amphitheater. Reservations are not required for this program.

Date: Saturday, November 21 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Cost: No fee

Tiny Turtles Ages 3 - 4 with an adult

Spend some one-on-one time with your little one learning how sea turtles

are similar to us. Decorate a paper plate sea turtle to take home. Visit

the turtles that call Gumbo Limbo home. Please make this time special

for your preschooler; do not bring siblings. Reservations and prepayment

required (561) 338-1473.

Dates: Saturdays, September 5, October 3

Time: 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Cost: Per child Members $ 4 Non-members $ 6

Volunteer Training Ages 14 – adult

Have you ever considered taking an active part in a nature center? Volunteering

at Gumbo Limbo will give you the opportunity to become knowledgeable

about a variety of nature indigenous to south Florida, while interacting

with visitors from around the world. We offer a variety of classes

for volunteers to learn more about the coastal island, hardwood hammock,

and sea turtle conservation. The gift store is looking for volunteers

who enjoy retail and have experience with computers. Volunteers with

carpentry skills are needed to assist with boardwalk repairs. Volunteers

are required to attend two 3-hour training sessions. A fee of $25 covers

training handbook and volunteer shirt. Call our Volunteer Coordinator to

learn more or to setup an interview (561)338-1588.

Wetlands Walk

Ages 7 & up with adult participation. Wakodahatchee is a man-made

wetland which has become a favorite for birders and photographers.

Bring your binoculars and join us for a ¾ mile guided boardwalk tour to

learn more about Florida’s wetland ecosystems. Meet at the boardwalk’s

entrance, located on Jog Rd., one mile north of Atlantic Ave. in Delray

Beach. Reservations required (561) 338-1473.

Dates: Tuesdays; October 6, November 3, December 1

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Date: Thursday; October 22 Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Dates: Thursdays; November 19, December 17 Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Cost: No fee

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Discover Florida’s

Nature Coast

The Crystal River and

Surrounding Areas

Thursday, December 3 –

Sunday, December 6

Gumbo Limbo nature explorers

will study this area, just 70 miles

north of Tampa, with biologists

and local guides, with the opportunity

to snorkel with manatees in

Crystal River, kayak Rainbow River,

walk trails at the Archaeological

Park. At Homosassa Springs State

Wildlife Park, explorers will see

and hear about many of Florida’s

native animals, such as the panther,

manatee, and whooping

crane.

For more information please call

561-416-1820. This adult program

is limited to 18 participants.

Day Tripping with Gumbo Limbo

Boca Raton’s History & Coastal Land

Historical Society and Spanish River Park

Friday, September 11 • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A primer on local history is a visit to the old city hall in Boca Raton. The building, restored to show off its original

architecture, is filled with a wealth of documentary photographs, early maps, newspapers and books.

The museum’s curator will share these remarkable stories and give us a glimpse into the museum’s archives.

In the afternoon, join us for a walk through one of Boca’s renowned coastal public preserves, Spanish River

Park. This park is an important part of Boca’s ongoing history.

Meet at the Historical Museum located at 71 North Federal Hwy. Pack your lunch for a picnic in Spanish River

Park. We’ll provide water and snacks. Adults only. Reservations and prepayment required (561) 338-1473.

Cost: Per person Members $10 Non-members $15

Hollywood by Boat & Boardwalk

West Lake Park and Anne Kolb Nature Center

Thursday, October 22 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

East of downtown Hollywood, the Anne Kolb Nature Center is on a spit of dry land connected to the swamp

by a boardwalk meandering through the mangroves. It teems with often unseen - and often noisy - wildlife.

The day starts aboard a shaded passenger boat for a naturalist-guided adventure through this valuable

Florida ecosystem. Later we’ll walk among the mangroves for a closer encounter and climb - or take an elevator

- to the top of an observation tower for a view of scenic Hollywood.

Meet at Sugar Sand Park (300 South Military Trail, just south of Palmetto Park Rd) to carpool; park in the lot

next to the Carousel. Pack your lunch for a picnic. We’ll provide water and snacks. Adults only. Reservations

and prepayment required (561) 338-1473. Cost: Per person Members $15 Non-members $22

Boca Raton Beaches

OCEAN RESCUE / PARK RANGER HEADQUARTERS

3939 N. Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton 33432 • (561) 393-7820

Grant E. McCosh, Ocean Rescue Chief

GENERAL INFORMATION

The residents of Boca Raton are proud of the two miles of lifeguard protected

beaches which are provided for their recreational use. There are

four guarded sections of beach: South Beach, South Beach Park, Red Reef

Park and Spanish River Park.

LIFEGUARD HOURS

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

7 days a week, year-round

DESIGNATED SURFING AREAS

South Beach Park - South End

Red Reef Park - South End

Spanish River Park - North End

(Areas adjusted according to surf conditions)

DAILY BEACH CONDITIONS

(561) 393-7989 or

http://www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/OceanRescue/ocean.htm

SOUTH BEACH WEB CAM

http://www.video-monitoring.com/boca/default.htm

RECOMMENDED CANOE/KAYAK

OCEAN LAUNCH AREA

South end of Spanish River Park.

RECOMMENDED SNORKELING AREA

Red Reef Park - South End

VOLLEYBALL COURTS

Spanish River Park - North End

A BEACH WHEEL CHAIR IS AVAILABLE

from 10am-4pm. Inquire at the Spanish River Gatehouse when you enter

the Park. You must submit a valid driver’s license as a deposit for use of

the chair.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Man-of-War

What is it? Man-of-War are most prevalent during the months of

November through April. When the Man-of-War present a hazard to

the public, the purple flag will be flying from the lifeguard towers.

Man-of-War on the beach are also dangerous and capable of stinging;

therefore, they should be avoided.

Symptoms: Extreme pain from the Man-of-War sting usually lasts

from 1-3 hours. Serious symptoms from a sting could be any combination

of the following: tightness in the chest, respiratory difficulty,

stomach cramps, vomiting, allergic reaction or severe pain. Those

who suffer any of these symptoms should seek immediate

medical attention.

Treatment: Any Man-of-War sting should be treated by an ocean

lifeguard, who will apply a solution to the affected area. It is very

important that the victim use the callous portion of the fingertips to

peel off tentacles. Do not rub the affected area.

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Beach Permit Information

Beach permit stickers may be purchased at the following locations:

James A. Rutherford Community Center

2000 Yamato Road • (561) 367-7035

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sugar Sand Community Center

300 S. Military Trail • (561) 347-3900

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. • (561) 393-7806 #2

Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Special Events Permit

If you wish to conduct a Special Event in a City park; that is, an event with

more than 100 people or equipment brought into a park or wedding or

photo shoot or art show/exhibit, a Special Permit is required. Special Event

Permit forms are available at the Boca Raton Community Center, office of

the Community Centers Administrator. and must be submitted with an

original Certificate of Liability Insurance to:

Boca Raton Community Center

Attention: Community Centers Administrator

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432

For further information (561) 393-7824

Special Populations/

Special Needs

Anyone requiring specialized accommodations for our programs should

contact staff at the appropriate facililty so they may arrange for you to

have a successful recreational experience.

City Job Opportunities

The City of Boca Raton has several great career opportunities available!

The City offers excellent benefit packages, inclusive of insurance benefits,

paid leave, and pension for all full time employees. Check out the current

job listings at www.myboca.us or call our Job Hotline at (561) 393-7981.

EOE/DFWP.

Proof of residency and car registration required.

Stickers are valid from October 1 through

September 30 annually.

City Residents - Ownership of South Beach, Red Reef and Spanish

River Parks is held by the City. City residents are allowed use of all three

parks for one permit cost ($37 inc. tax).

• Beach and Park District Residents - Ownership of South Beach, Red

Reef and Spanish River Parks is held by the City. District residents may

purchase a permit that allows use of all three parks ($37 inc. tax).

• County Residents - Residents of Palm Beach County may purchase a

permit for South Beach Park through an agreement between the City

and County. The City is responsible for all operation and maintenance,

with the provision that County residents be allowed usage of the Park at

the same rate as City residents ($37 inc. tax).

(Fees subject to change)

Beach Parking Fees

Daily Parking Fees - including tax (Fees subject to change)

Red Reef Park South Beach

Spanish River Park Park

Class 1 (cars,motorscooters,motorbikes,motorcycles)

Weekends and legal holidays $18 $17

All other days

Class 2 (other motor vehicles)

$16 $15

Weekends and legal holidays $61 $61

All other days

Annual Parking Fees – Beach Permit Please refer to Beach Permit Information above.

$33 $33

Pavilion and

Shelter Rentals

Picnic pavilions and shelters may be reserved at several locations as noted

below. Reservations may be made up to

three months in advance. Applicant must provide necessary residency requirements

and pay fees at time oermit is issued.

For additional information, please refer to phone numbers as listed below

or www.myboca.us/parkpavilionsrental

Sugar Sand Park

(561) 347-3900

Located at 300 South Military Trail

Available only to residents of City f Boca Raton/Greater Boca Raton Beach

& Park District

Patch Reef Park

(561) 367-7035

Located at 2000 Yamato Road

James A. Rutherford Park

(561) 393-7815

Located at 600 NE 24th Street

Spanish River Park

(561) 393-7815

Located at 3001 N. State Road A1A

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Boat Launch

and Recovery Permit

Silver Palm Park Boat Ramp

Vehicles entering Silver Palm Park towing a watercraft trailer are required to obtain a BOAT LAuNCH and RECOVERY PERMIT or a ONE DAY

VISITOR PERMIT. Permits are valid for a one year period (October 1 throughSeptember 30) and are not prorated.un-permitted vehicles with

watercraft trailers are subject to a $25 fine and towing at owner’s expenses.

Permits may be purchased at Boca Raton Community Center, Boca Raton City Hall, James A. Rutherford Community Center,Sugar Sand Community

Center. (See Beach Permit Information on page 48 for hours and location.) Permits are not transferable and must be permanently affixed to the bottom

left front of the interior windshield glass ofthe vehicle in order to be admitted into the park. Any transfer of the permit will result in revocation. Vehicles

without permits properly affixed to the windshield glass will not be allowed to enter the park until permits are properly affixed. Permit CANNOT be

taped to windshield glass or placed on paper or transparencies.

A ONE-DAY visit will require the boater to obtain a daily permit at one of the above locations prior to launching water-craft. Permit must be placed in the

lower left-hand corner on the dashboard, visible for review. A ONE-DAY visitor permit expires 24 hours after issuance.

FEES (tax included): ANNUAL FEE DAILY FEE

Palm Beach County Resident $37 $15

Non-Palm Beach County Resident $395 $45

HOW TO OBTAIN PERMIT:

Applicants are required to provide a document from both #1 & 2:

1. Present their official state motor vehicle registration, or title, or current bill of sale, or rental/lease agreement (with applicant’s name) for each vehicle.

2. Prove residency in Palm Beach County by providing one of the following current documents showing resident’s name and Palm Beach County

address: current driver’s license, city/county tax bill, unpaid telephone bill, water deposit receipt, Florida power/light bill, rental or lease agreement,

notarized letter from condo association.

3. university students and faculty residing on campus in Palm Beach County may establish proof of residency by submitting a signed letter by the Director

of Housing, certifying campus residency.

Field Rental Fees

The following fees will be charged for issuing a permit for any adult group requesting useage of an athletic field owned by the City of Boca Raton.

Fees and inventory of fields available for rental subject to change.

Resident Non-Resident

• Baseball/Softball Field $20 per hour $110 per hour

• Soccer/Football Field $25 per hour $140 per hour

• Basketball Courts(Woodlands Park)

Volleyball Courts(Meadows Park – Sand Court): $13 per hour $70 per hour

• Batting Cage $10.25 per hour $30.75 per hour

For miscellaneous additional services (drag, line, paint fields), please call for rates.

1.For up to 2 uses per month,permit will be based on single person residency status.

2.Game, league, tournament, multiple or continuous usage residency status will be determined by roster submitted with residency being based on 66%

3.Refunds will be made for permits cancelled by the Athletics Department due to inclement weather causing field closure prior to reserved time.

4.Resident– Resides in the City of Boca Raton or Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District.

Athletic Department Office hours are Monday - Friday, Noon to 6:00pm

For additional information, call (561) 393-7826

For field condition information, call (561) 367-7068

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Club Meetings/Support Groups

• AARP 55 DRIVE ALIVE

447-0094

• ALANON

278-3481 Every Friday 7:00 pm

• ALANON FRIDAY HOPE

750-1180 Fridays 12:15 - 1:15 pm

• BOCA RATON BICYCLE CLUB

742-3605 4TH Thursday 6:30 pm

• BOCA CENTRAL MEN’S GROUP

(954) 596-8572 Every Tuesday 6:30 pm

• BOCA RATON AIRPORT AUTHORITY

391-2202 6:00 pm

• BOCA RATON DOG CLUB

392-5656 4th Tuesday 7:30 pm

• BOCA RATON LITERARY GUILD

736-7059 2nd Monday 10:00 am

• BOCA RATON PILOT’S ASSOCIATION

988-2502 1st Wednesday 7:00 pm

• BOCA RATON SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

394-5303 1st Monday 7:30 pm

• A.F.S.C.M.E

3rd Wednesday 7:35pm

• ALL ABOARD

364-6200 Monday & Friday 7:00pm

• BOCA RATON “NOON” TOASTMASTERS

417-7732 Tuesday 12 Noon

• BOCA RATON TOASTMASTERS

(954) 592-8653 Tuesday 7:00 pm

• AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING

1- 888-227-7669

• ALANON

638-0934 Every Friday 7:00pm

• AMERICAN SEWING GUILD

994-8250 2nd Wednesday 7:00pm

• BALTIMORE CLUB

637-0237 2nd Wednesday 3:15 pm

• BICYCLE CLUB

742-3605 2nd Sunday, Nov-March

• BOCA COMPUTER SOCIETY

(GENERAL MEETING)

735-5601 1st Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm

• BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY NATIONAL WOMEN

451-8498 1st Monday 9:30 am

• BRANDEIS WOMEN OF DELRAY

BOARD MEETING

638-2298 2nd Tuesday 10:00 am

BOCA RATON COMMUNITY CENTER

• CAMERA CLUB

bocaratoncameraclub.org 2nd Wednesday

7:00 pm

• CANINE COMPANIONS

2nd Thursday 7:00 pm

• COMMUNITY APPEARANCE BOARD (CAB)

393-7743 Every Tuesday 7:00 pm

* DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLOUTION (DAR)

1st Monday 10:00am

• FEDERATION OF BOCA RATON HOMEOWNERS

998-3247 1st Tuesday 8:15 am

• GOLD COAST QUILTERS GUILD

241-2483 3rd Tuesday 7:00 pm

• LES PETITS COLLECTEURS OF SO. FLOR

391-5019 1st Wednesday 7:00 pm

• LIGHTHOUSE BONSAI SOCIETY

436-1501 4th Saturday 9:30 am

• NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

(N.A.R.F.E.)

2nd Thursday 1:00 pm

COUNT de HOERNLE PAVILION (TRAIN DEPOT)

747 South Dixie Highway

• CODA

504-1064 Thursday 7:00 pm

• FLORIDA DEPT. OF REVENUE

(954) 346 2996

• JUVENILE MEDIATION GROUP

212-2974 Wednesday 6:30 pm

• KIWANIS CLUB OF BOCA RATON SUNRISE

395-8446 Every Thursday 7:30 am

• PALM BEACH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

997-6151 2nd Thursday 7:00 pm

• PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

393-7810 1st Tuesday 5:15 pm

• PINOCHLE CLUB

392-6283 Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 pm

* RECOVERY, INC

3rd Saturday 10:00am

• ROYALE WOMEN’S CLUB

883-0919 1st Monday 11:30 am

• SINGLES ISSUES in Association with AMERICAN

HEALTH ASSOCIATION

361-9091 Mondays 7:00 pm

• TOY DOG CLUB OF PALM BEACHES

367-0798 3rd Wednesday 6:30 pm

• TROPICAL FLOWERING TREE SOCIETY

338-5239 2nd Wednesday 7:00 pm

* LATIN AMERICAN REPUBLICANS

251-4993 2nd Monday 6:30pm

• MEN ON TRACK - AA

368-4063 Monday 12 Noon

• NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL

(954) 422-5757

• RECOVERY, INC

731-1991 Thursday 7:00 pm

JAMES A RUTHERFORD COMMUNITY CENTER

• CARRIAGE HOMES OF WOODFIELD

995-5266 2nd Tuesday 7:30pm

• FAMILIES ANONYMOUS

Every Tuesday 6:00pm

• GLEN OAKS HOMEOWNERS ASSOC

239-0194 1st Wednesday 6:30pm

• ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB

499-3265 1st Monday 12:15 pm

• JEWISH COUPLES OF THE PALM BEACHES

495-5188 2nd Tuesday 9:30am

• MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY MEETING

364-2252 3rd Thursday 1:30-3:30 pm

• NIFTY FIFTIES BOARD MEETING

470-0337 1st Tuesday 10:00am

• ORT AMERICA POINTES OF BOCA TRAIL

482-0189 4th Monday 10:00 am

• OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Every Friday 2:00-3:00 pm

• RED HAT SOCIETY –Southern Belles Boca

477-1245 1st Wednesday 12:00 noon

• SOUTHERN HANDCRAFT SOCIETY

736-8002 1st Monday 7:00 pm

• UNITED ORDER TRUE SISTERS

(GENERAL MEETING-guests welcome)

1st Thursday 11:45 am

• WOMEN’S AMERICAN ORT BOCA REY

637-0424 2nd Thursday 11:30 am

• WOMEN’S AMERICAN ORT LAKESIDE

(GENERAL MEETING)

276-3627 4th Monday 12:00 noon

• WOMEN’S AMERICAN ORT LAKESIDE

(BOARD MEETING)

276-3627 2nd Monday 10:00am

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Thursday, September 24

“MEET ME DOWNTOWN….FOR JAZZ”

Perry Joslin Project (smooth jazz pianist)

and Band Art Walk featuring

art galleries adjacent to concert venue

6:30pm

SE 1st Avenue & Palmetto Pk Rd

Contact: (561) 393-7807

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CITY OF BOCA RATON

Friday, October 2

“CINEMA IN THE PARK” SERIES

FEATURE FILM - “Nim’s Island”

Dusk - Mizner Park Amphitheater

Located on Federal Highway, just south of Glades Road

Contact: (561) 393-7806 selection 2

Saturday, October 10, 17, 24, 31

BOCA RATON GREENMARKET

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM EVENT

Grand Opening on October 10 will feature Italian foods &

activities to commemorate Columbus Day

Local produce, plants, prepared foods, soaps, doggie treats,

specialty arts & crafts, food tastings, food vendors, community

not-for-profit organizations, fresh cut flowers, food &

health information, live music

8:00 am - 1:00 pm – S. Federal Hwy and South Mizner Blvd

Contact (561) 368-6875

ALL CITY-SPONSORED EVENTS ARE FREE

Saturday, November 7

PREVIOUSLY-OWNED

TREASURE SALE (POTS)

Be a buyer (lots to choose

from) or a seller (vendor

table space available for

purchase)

7:00-11:00am

Patch Reef Park

Located on Yamato Road, just

west of Military Trail

Cost: Free entry; table space

available for purchase

Contact: (561)367-7035

Saturday, November 7, 14, 21, 28

BOCA RATON GREENMARKET

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM EVENT

Local produce, plants, prepared foods, soaps, doggie treats,

specialty arts & crafts, food tastings, food vendors, community

not-for-profit organizations, fresh cut flowers, food &

health information, live music

8:00 am - 1:00 pm – S. Federal Hwy and South Mizner Blvd

Contact (561) 368-6875

Wednesday, November 11

VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY

TRIBUTE TO VETERANS

9:00 am – Boca Raton Cemetery

Located at 449 SW 4th Avenue

Contact: (561) 393-7806 selection 2

Wednesday, November 11

MUSIC IN THE PARK - VETERAN’S DAY CONCERT

US AIR FORCE BAND AIRMEN OF NOTE

TRIBUTE TO VETERANS

7:00pm – Mizner Park Amphitheater

Located on Federal Hwy, just south of Glades Road

Contact: (561) 393-7806 selection 2

Friday, November 13

“CINEMA IN THE PARK” SERIES

FEATURE FILM - “Kung Fu Panda”

Dusk - Mizner Park Amphitheater

Located on Federal Highway, just south of

Glades Road

Contact: (561) 393-7806 selection 2

Friday, November 27

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

Official start of the Holiday Season in Boca Raton

Mayor “turns on” thousands of twinkling lights, visit from

Santa, arts and crafts, gift items, fun, food, on-going entertainment,

Snow Village

5:00 - 8:00 pm - Mizner Park Amphitheater

Located on Federal Highway, just south of Glades Road

Contact: (561) 393-7806 selection 2

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Recreation Services/Recreator

City of Boca Raton

201 W. Palmetto Park Rd.

Boca Raton, FL 33432-9846

CITY OF BOCA RATON

Saturday, December 5

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

(Children’s Museum Event)

8:30 – 11:30 am – Boca Raton Children’s Museum

Located at 498 Crawford Blvd

Cost: Tickets required

Contact: Children’s Musuem (561) 368-6875

Saturday, December 5, 12, 19

BOCA RATON GREENMARKET

(Children’s Museum Event)

Local produce, plants, prepared foods, soaps, doggie

treats, specialty arts & crafts, food tastings, food vendors,

community not-for-profit organizations, fresh cut

flowers, food & health information, live music

8:00 am - 1:00 pm – South Federal Hwy and South

Mizner Blvd

Contact (561) 368-6875

Wednesday, December 9

39th Annual HOLIDAY STREET PARADE

Theme: “ HOLIDAY HOEDOWN”

7:30 pm - Federal Highway from S.E. 8th Street, north

to Mizner Park

Contact: For applications & information

(561) 393-7827

ALL CITY-SPONSORED EVENTS ARE FREE

Tuesday, December 29

CHILDREN’S WINTER FAIR

Games, arts & crafts, food, walkabout entertainment,

picturetaking, rides, contests, sweet treats, facepainting,

community service groups

10:00 am – 3:00 pm - Patch Reef Park

Located on Yamato Road, just west of Military Trail

Contact: (561) 367-7035

Saturday, December 19

33rd Annual HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE

6:30 pm - Intracoastal Waterway beginning at C-15 Canal

(Boca Raton-Delray border)

• Public viewing (bleachers) at

Red Reef Park and Silver Palm Park

• Incredible traveling fireworks

display leading the parade!

• Waterfront “Toys for Tots” Drive by

u.S. Marines

It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the holiday season,

show your community support or promote your organization

to a tremendous and appreciative audience.

ENTRY IS FREE! OVER $6,000 IN PRIZES AND MONIES!

If you would like more information, please call (561) 393-7827

or email elilly@myboca.us or www.myboca.us and simply print

the application & mail it to us at the address provided.

(561) 338-5777 (561) 626-7001

Boca Raton News

SPECIAL EVENT HOTLINE (561) 393-7806 selection 2 • www.myboca.us / special events

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