Reynoldsburg News

Dancing, quilting among winter parks and rec fun

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Even as arctic winds blow through Reynoldsburg, parks and recreation activities abound at various venues around the city.

Donna Bauman, recreation supervisor for the city's parks and recreation department, said a variety of classes and activities are available for children and adults.

To register for classes, call the department at 614-322-6834, visit between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the Reynoldsburg Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St., or drop off or mail the registration form found in the parks and recreation brochure for November 2012 through February 2013.

Bauman said the brochure is available at ci.reynoldsburg. oh.us via the "parks and recreation" link, but registration is not yet available online.

She said visitors can check the status of a class, including if registration is still open or if a class has been canceled, via the "recreation, program and events" link on that page.

Registration closes Sunday, Jan. 27, for Daddy Daughter Date Night. Dads, grandfathers, uncles or male caregivers are invited to dress up and bring their little girls for music, pizza, desserts, party favors and surprises.

The event is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 for young girls in grades K-6 and their dads, at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive.

Fee is $28 per couple, plus $10 for each additional daughter.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, students in kindergarten through fifth grade will use a heart theme to create multimedia artwork at a class called Hearts & Art for Fun.

The class will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Central Ohio Art Academy, 7347 E. Main St. Fee is $66 for residents, $81 for nonresidents.

Students ages 11-15 learn essential baby-sitting skills at the Red Cross Baby-sitting Workshop, set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Municipal Building.

"Students may learn about basic care, safe play, first aid, professionalism and tips on finding baby-sitting jobs," Bauman said.

Fee is $50 for residents, $60 for nonresidents.

Parents may also enroll their children in a "Home Alone" course.

Bauman said the one-day course is for boys and girls ages 10-13 and teaches them how to safely stay home alone.

"Children will learn how to handle strangers at the door or on the phone, what to do in case of a fire or emergency and how to plan a course of action to help them respond to potentially dangerous situations," Bauman said.

The course is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Municipal Building. Fee is $25 for residents, $35 for nonresidents.

Adults might like to learn "a stitch in time" in the quilting class titled Brick by Brick.

Bauman said the class features a "very easy" contemporary design made from a set of 40 precut strips, plus border fabrics, to make a 57-by-73-inch quilt.

The quilting sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27 and March 6 at the Reynoldsburg Police Department, 7240 E. Main St.

Other classes, including children's drama classes at the Municipal Building, dance classes at Premiere Dance Studio and youth tumbling programs, may be found in the recreation brochure on the city's website.

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