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YOUTH PROGRAMS

 
LIL EAGLES DAY CAMP
Give yourself a day out and your kids a fun, safe place to learn and be active!  We will offer supervised, structured activities (please see information flyer for details)!
Ages:     2 to 5 Years (Pre-K)
When:    Every Friday
               11:00am - 3:00pm
Where:   Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:        $25.00 For 1st Child's Early Registration (must be registered by 12pm the Wednesday of the same week)
               $20.00 For Each Additional Child
               $7.50 Per Hour For Walk-Ins / Hourly Rate
Forms:   
Information Flyer / Registration Form  ~  Medical Release Form  ~  Emergency Contact Form


TOT TIME
Tot Time provides a fun and interactive environment where moms, dads and grandparents can bring their kids for unstructured play.  The program is held in the community center gymnasium where children can pick from a wide assortment of toys, games and activities in a setting that encourages kids to create, socialize, explore and learn together.
Ages:     0 Years to Pre-K
When:    Starts September 23 and runs through the end of the school year
             Tuesdays & Thursdays
             10:30am - 12:00pm
Where:   Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:       $2.00 Per Child (Children Under 1 & Parents Are FREE)
              Pre-registration is not needed!
Form:     Information Flyer


STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUS
Make this season extra special by stopping by the Holiday Village for storytime!  Mrs. Claus will entertain children big and small with her favorite Christmas stories and will gladly take photos with guests (so parents - be sure to bring your camera for this great photo opportunity)!
Ages:     All Ages Welcome (stories will be geared for ages 9 and younger)
When:    Mondays, December 1 & 15
              6:00pm, 6:30pm, or 7:00pm
Where:   Holiday Village in Armstrong Park
Fee:       $2.00 Per Child - Pre-registration is required and space is limited at each time slot!
Form:     Information Flyer / Registration Form



TEDDY BEAR SLEEPOVER
Bring your furry friend (does not have to be a bear) to the GVCC where we will be doing a craft, having a snack, and reading a story before it's time to say goodbye to your teddy for the night.  Come back on Saturday morning to pick up your animal friend and enjoy donuts and juice while looking at pictures of what your pal did during their special sleepover!  Pre-registration is required & the last day to sign up is Wednesday, January 7!
Ages:
    3 to 9 Years
When:    Teddy Drop off Date/Time:  Friday, January 9 ~ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
              Teddy Pick Up Date/Time:  Saturday, January 10 ~ 9:00am - 10:00am
Where:   Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:       $8.00 Per Teddy
Form:    Information Flyer / Registration Form



PRINCESS PARTY
Calling all princesses between the ages of 3-9 years!  You are cordially invited to be our royal guest.  Royal games, magical crafts, a delicious snack and enchanting stories will be on our royal agenda!  Dressing like a princess is optional but encouraged.  Parents - make sure to bring your cameras!  Sign up early to ensure your spot; the last day to register will be Monday, January 19.
Ages:
    3 to 9 Years
When:    Saturday, January 24
              1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where:   Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:       $11.00 Per Child
Form:     Information Flyer / Registration Form



SUPERHERO PARTY
Calling all little hero's between the ages of 3 to 9 years!  You are invited to be our super guest.  Spend an afternoon filled with games, crafts, a super snack, and a super special guest.  Dressing like your favorite superhero is optional but encouraged.  Parents - make sure to bring your cameras!  Sign up early to ensure your spot; the last day to register will be Monday, February 16.
Ages:
    3 to 9 Years
When:    Saturday, February 21
              1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where:   Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:       $11.00 Per Child
Form:     Information Flyer / Registration Form



ZUMBA KIDS

Zumba Kids takes the energy, passion and happiness of music and dance and fuses it with exercise programs specifically designed for children ages 4 to 11 years!  Children should wear comfortable clothes and bring water!
Ages:     4 to 11 Years
When:   Please call 847-6230 for current class information.
Where:  Grain Valley Community Center





Be sure to check out these other GREAT youth programs offered by GVPR!
Dates, Times & Info Are TBA:

Fall / Winter: TOT TIME, LIL EAGLES DAY CAMP, FALL KARATE, PRESCHOOL PUMPKINS, STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUS, TEDDY BEAR SLEEPOVER, PRINCESS PARTY, SUPERHERO PARTY

Spring / Summer: TOT TIME, AQUAFINA PITCH, HIT & RUN, YOUTH TENNIS, MINI MUNCHKINS, SOCCER CAMP, POPSICLES IN THE PARK, DUCT TAPE CREATIONS, NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK, BABYSITTING CLINIC




SPECIAL EVENTS



HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
*The Tradition Continues*  Please join us for this fantastic, FREE community event that offers something for everyone in the family!
When:     Thursday, November 20
               6:00pm
Where:    Armstrong Park
Fee:        FREE for the whole family!
Form:      Information Flyer



HOLIDAY CRAFT & PRODUCT SHOW

When:     Saturday, December 6
              10:00am - 4:00pm
Where:    Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:        FREE to the public!
Form(s):  Information Flyer / Vendor Registration Form



SANTA CLAUS CALLS
Here is your child's opportunity to tell Santa what he or she wants for Christmas.  All parents have to do is complete and turn in the telephone registration form at the Grain Valley Community Center.
Ages:     K - 2nd Grade
When:    December 9 & 11
              Evening Calls Made
Fee:        FREE
Form(s): Information Flyer / Registration Form


CANDY CANE HUNT
Santa's elves have been busy hiding hundreds of candy canes in Armstrong Park!  Make sure to dress warm for this fantastic outdoor event!  Special prizes will be awarded for finding the "special" candy canes!  We will also have candy cane crafts and of course hot chocolate!  The last day to register will be Monday, December 8!
Ages:      1 to 10 Years
When:     Saturday, December 13
               10:00am - 11:00am
Where:    The hunt will be held in Armstrong Park, but please check in at the Grain Valley Community Center first
Fee:        $5.00 Per Child
Form:      Information Flyer / Registration Form



DUCT TAPE CREATIONS
Who says duct tape is only good for fixing things?  Duct tape has now even become fashionable, being made into everything from wallets to purses to prom dresses!  Duct tape is available in a rainbow of colors and a mixture of patterns.  Learn how to create unique items in this hands-on workshop.  Be sure to bring a roll of a patterned/colored duct tape of your choice, and we will provide the silver!
Ages:     8 to 13 Years
When:    Thursday, December 18
              6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:   Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:       $10.00 Per Child
Form:     Information Flyer / Registration Form



FATHER/DAUGHTER VALENTINE DANCE
Little girls and their daddies or grandpas will enjoy an evening full of fun.  Dancing, refreshments and prizes will make this date one to remember.  Each couple will also receive a special keepsake picture.  Pre-purchase your tickets; there are a limited number available.  Registration will begin in January at the GVCC.
Ages:     Daughters K - 12th Grades
When:    Saturday, February 7
             7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where:   Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:       $18.00 Per Couple
             $7.00 for each additional daughter
Form:     Information Flyer / Registration Form Coming Soon




Be sure to check out these other GREAT special events offered by GVPR!
Dates, Times & Info Are TBA:
Fall / Winter: MOVIE IN THE PARK, HALLOWEEN CANDY SCRAMBLE, TRAIL OR TREAT, MAYOR'S TREE LIGHTING & HOLIDAY FESTIVAL, HOLIDAY CRAFT & PRODUCT SHOW, SANTA CLAUS CALLS, CANDY CANE HUNT, FATHER/DAUGHTER VALENTINE DANCE

Spring / Summer:
SPRING INDOOR CRAFT SHOW, STORYBOOK TRAIL, UNDERWATER EGG HUNT, MOVIE IN THE PARK, "FEED THE NEED" SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT, DOG PADDLE DAY



YOUTH LEAGUES
 

GVPR YOUTH BASEBALL - FALL 2014 *Please check back for Fall 2015 Youth Baseball Information*
The Fall Baseball program is a preparatory league getting kids geared-up for the following spring baseball season.  Participants/Teams need to register in the division he/she will be playing in for the 2015 spring/summer season.  The age cut-off date is May 1st, so the age of each child on May 1, 2015 determines what division he/she will be playing in.  We are offering boys baseball from t-ball up to 14U.  We are also offering girl's t-ball.  In the event that we do not get enough girls registered we may have to combine the girls with the boys in t-ball.
Individual Registration
Individual registrants will be placed on a team in 1 of 2 ways: 1) When we receive enough individual registrants, those individual players will be combined to form a team; 2) An individual registrant may be placed on an established team who is looking to increase their roster.
There is a possibility, due to low registrations, that we may be unable to find or form a team for individual registrants.  League payment does not need to be made until your child has been placed on a team.
Team Registration 
Teams are responsible for their own uniforms. 
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO VIEW THE 2014 FALL GAME SCHEDULES
T-Ball Game Schedule
Machine Pitch Game Schedule 
10U Game Schedule
12U Game Schedule
14 U Game Schedule
 



The Grain Valley Athletic Association (GVAA) administers youth football, basketball, and cheerleading in Grain Valley.  The GVAA is responsible for registration, practice & game schedules, equipment & uniforms, and general league administration.  The Grain Valley Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining and preparing athletic fields, operation of concessions, and background screenings of all coaches & volunteers.  For more information about the GVAA and to register for a youth league program please visit www.gvaasports.org.


YOUTH SOCCER
(Provided by Metro East Soccer League)
When:             March - May
Where:           Oak Grove & Grain Valley Soccer Fields
Ages:              Pre-K - High School
Registration:   On-line at www.metroeastsoccer.org
                       Or E-Mail Us at
                       info@metroeastsoccer.org
Fee:                See Website


Youth Flag Football  YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL
  When:             August - November
  Where:           Grain Valley Football Complex
  Ages:              K - 1st Grade
  Registration:   On-line at www.gvaasports.org
  Fee:                See Website


YOUTH TACKLE FOOTBALL                                
YOUTH CHEERLEADING
When:             August - November                                       When:            August - November
Where:           Grain Valley Football Complex                        Where:           Grain Valley Football Complex
Ages:              2nd - 7th Grade                                             Ages:               K - 7th Grade
Registration:   On-line at www.gvaasports.org                       Registration:   On-line at www.gvaasports.org
Fee:                See Website                                                 Fee:                See Website



ADULT PROGRAMS & LEAGUES


FITNESS CLASSES
CLASS DAY / TIMES INFORMATION / REGISTRATION 
Zumba Fitness Thursdays
6:30pm - 7:25pm 
Please call 847-6230 for
current session information. 
Yoga Fusion Tuesdays
6:30pm - 7:25pm 
Please call 847-6230 for
current session information. 
Body Blast Mondays & Wednesdays
6:30pm - 7:20pm
Please call 847-6230 for
current session information. 
Pilates Saturdays
9:30am - 10:20am 
Please call 847-6230 for
current session information. 



THURSDAY NIGHT ADULT BASKETBALL         NSA ADULT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS
Ages:              18 Years & Older                                         When:            Select Saturdays April - October
When:            Weekly: Year-Round                                     Where:           Monkey Mountain Park

Where:           Grain Valley Community Center                     Registration & Fee:  Please visit www.playnsa.com
Registration:   Walk-In (20 People Max)                              Coordinator:   Rick Connolly, NSA KC Director
Fee:                $4.00 before 7:30pm                                                           (816) 589-0102
                       $3.00 after 7:30pm


SENIOR CITIZEN PROGRAMS

The City of Grain Valley recognizes senior citizens as valued residents of our city.  All Grain Valley senior citizens, 65 years of age or older, who live in the city limits, qualify for a free lifetime membership to the Grain Valley Community Center Fitness Facility.  We take great pride in the well being of our senior citizens, and offer many events and activities for our senior population.

FITNESS CENTER
Grain Valley resident's 65 years of age and older
receive a
FREE lifetime membership to the Community Center Fitness Facility.  Non-residents can receive a discount for a lifetime membership or it is FREE to SilverSneakers members!  The fitness center offers
treadmills, stationary bikes, free weights, weight machines and televisions.
Fitness Center Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday  5:30am - 10:00pm
Friday                     5:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday                 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday                   9:00am - 6:00pm


SILVERSNEAKERS FITNESS                                         
SENIOR LUNCHEON/BINGO
A class designed for improving flexibility, balance,                          A tradition since 1987.  Lunch served by city &
coordination and strength building.  Classes are                             business leaders.  Meals prepared by the
free to seniors that have insurance health plans that                       Grain Valley School District.
cover SilverSneakers fitness activities.  Contact                             When:          1st Wednesday of the Month
your insurance provider for details.                                                                     
Luncheon:  11:30am - 1:30pm
When:
          Weekly: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays                                   
Bingo:  1:30pm - 4:00pm
                     9:30am - 10:30am                                                   Where:          Grain Valley Community Center
Where:         Grain Valley Community Center                                Fee:              Donations Accepted
Fee:              $2.00 or Free for SilverSneakers Members                                     ($3.00 minimum recommended)


SENIOR COFFEE                                                                
THURSDAY BRIDGE
Time to visit with friends & make new ones,                                    Come visit the Community Center, and play bridge
with coffee.                                                                                  with your friends & neighbors of Grain Valley.
When:          Weekly: Mondays                                                    When:          Weekly: Thursdays
                    9:00am - 11:00am                                                                        12:30pm - 4:00pm
Where:        Grain Valley Community Center                                  Where:        Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:             No Cost                                                                   Fee:             Donations



SENIOR LINE DANCING
A fun way to exercise & learn something you always wanted to do.
When:          Weekly: Tuesdays & Thursdays
                    Beginners:  9:00am - 9:30am
                    Advanced:  9:30am - 10:30am
Where:        Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:             $2.00 or Free for SilverSneakers' Members


PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS, ACRYLICS & PASTELS
Come share and learn techniques with others.  Bring your own supplies.  No instructor.
When:     Tuesdays
                9:30am - 11:30am
Where:    Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:         $2.00 


PICKLEBALL

Try out the fastest-growing sport around.  Similar to ping pong, badminton, and tennis, Pickleball is a fun, active game that can be mastered by anyone from youth to senior citizens.  It is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, and uses a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.  We will demonstrate how to play and teach you the rules!  We have paddles and balls to use and players do not need to have their own partner.  New players will be taught by the Pickleball Supervisor and the court is open to both novice and experienced players!
When:     Weekly: Tuesdays & Thursdays
               1:00pm - 3:00pm
Where:    Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:        $2.00 for walk-ins
               FREE for SilverSneakers Members






For More Information & Questions Please Contact:
Grain Valley Community Center
713 Main Street
Grain Valley, MO 64029
816-847-6230

PARKS & RECREATION STAFF:
Shannon Davies Director of Parks & Recreation sdavies@cityofgrainvalley.org
Melissa Strader
Recreation Supervisor
mstrader@cityofgrainvalley.org
Jim Meyer Communtiy Center Manager jmeyer@cityofgrainvalley.org

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