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Spring/Summer 2014 Activity Guide

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

 
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 24 & runs through the end of the school year
                       Tuesdays & Thursdays
                       10:30am - 12:00pm
Where:           Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:                Pre-registration not needed!
                       $2.00 Per Child / Children under 1 & parents are FREE!
Form:              Information Flyer


MINI MUNCHKINS

Join us for some creative play time designed for 2 to 5 year-olds!  Each session will include story time, crafts, a snack and play time, all based on a fun preschool theme.  Mini Munchkins is designed to promote socialization and sharing.  Dress to get messy.  A parent/adult will need to stay with the child and enjoy the fun!  *Pre-Registration is required and space is limited!
Ages:         2 to 5 Years
Sessions:   1. Outer Space ~ Wednesday, March 12
                      6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Grain Valley Community Center
                  2. All About Me ~ Wednesday, April 9
                      6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Grain Valley Community Center
                  3. Everything Nature ~ Wednesday, May 7
                     6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ Armstrong Park Shelter 1
                  4. Castles & Dragons ~ Wednesday, June 11
                      10:00am - 11:00am ~ Armstrong Park Shelter 1
                  5. It's A Jungle Out There ~ Wednesday, July 9
                      10:00am - 11:00am ~ Armstrong Park Shelter 1
                  6. Weather ~ Wednesday, August 6
                      10:00am - 11:00am ~ Armstrong Park Shelter 1
Fee:        $6.00 Per Child/Per Session
Form:      Information Flyer / Registration Form


YOUTH TENNIS (BOYS & GIRLS)
Ages:     Pee Wee:  6 to 8 Years
              Beginner:  9 to 12 Years
              Junior/Beginner:  13 Years & Older
When:    Session I:  June 2 - June 12 (8 Classes)
              Session II:  June 16 - June 26 (8 Classes)
Where:   High School Tennis Courts
Fee:       $45.00 Per Child (8, 1-hour Lessons)
Form:     Information Flyer / Registration Form


CALEDONIA SOCCER CAMP
Ages:     5 to 12 Years
When:   June 9 - 12
              6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:  Armstrong Park Multipurpose Field (Behind Community Center)
Fee:       $60.00 Per Child  *T-Shirt Included
Registration:   Register Through Caledonia Soccer Camp (Link Coming Soon)


POPSICLES IN THE PARK
Parents - bring your little ones for family fun time in the park!  We will make new friends, hear a special story, and enjoy free popsicles!  After, feel free to stay and play as long as you would like!
Ages:     Family (Story will be geared toward younger ages: 2 to 7)
When:   Tuesday, June 17 @ 6:30
              Thursday, August 7 @ 6:30
Where:   Armstrong Park Gazebo
Fee:       FREE (Pre-registration not needed)
Form:     Information Flyer



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:   Tuesday, July 29
              6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where:  Grain Valley Community Center
Fee:       $10.00 Per Child
Form:     Information Flyer / Registration Form



NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK
Punt, Pass & Kick is a free skills competition for boys and girls ages 6 to 15.  This 1-day event emphasizes the fun element in football and allows youngsters to showcase their punting, passing, and kicking abilities.  Competitors have the opportunity to advance through 4 levels of competition:  Local, Sectionals, Team Championships, and the National Finals.
Ages:             Boys & Girls 6 to 15
When:            Saturday, August 16
                      Anytime between 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where:           Armstrong Park Multipurpose Field (Behind Community Center)
Fee:               FREE
Registration:  On-Site (a photocopy of the participants birth certificate will be required)
Form:             Information Flyer




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

Fall / Winter: FALL KARATE, PRESCHOOL PUMPKINS, PRINCESS PARTY, BOX CAR DRIVE-IN

Spring / Summer: AQUAFINA PITCH, HIT & RUN, BABYSITTING CLINIC




SPECIAL EVENTS



STORYBOOK TRAIL
Enjoy reading, exercising and family time all in one!  Families are encouraged to get out and go read with Mother Nature.  This is a great event for all to enjoy. During each Storybook Trail time frame, a fun story will be displayed along a trail.  As you walk/bike/run along the trail, you can stop at each page to find out what happens next!  This program is absolutely FREE & FUN!  Stories will be posted for one week - so make sure not to miss out!  Big THANK YOU to Vital Signs of Blue Springs for sponsoring this event!
When:     April 11 - 20
               June 6 - 15
Where:    Armstrong Park Trail/Track
Fee:        FREE 


UNDERWATER EGG HUNT
Whoever said egg hunting is only fun on Easter?!  Well with GVPR...you will have the chance to refresh your egg hunting skills - IN JULY - IN THE POOL!  We have hidden eggs everywhere - even at the bottom of the deep end!  Prizes will be given and pool admission is included in fee, so make sure to stick around for open swim at 12:00pm!  Don't miss out!  Pre-registration is required by July 15, and spots will fill quickly!!!  Parents - make sure to wear flip flops or shoes you don't mind to get wet and bring a bag or bucket for your little hunter's collection!
Ages:     3 to 12 Years
When:   Saturday, July 19
             11:30am - 12:00pm
Where:  Grain Valley Aquatic Center
Fee:       $7.00 Per Child
Form:     Information Flyer / Registration Form


MOVIE IN THE PARK
Here is your chance to kick back, relax, and enjoy TWO FREE shows!  This year, GVPR will offer TWO movies in the park!  Concession stand will be open at both events!  *Please note, only the August movie will have games/activities before the show.
May Movie:      Despicable Me 2
                        Friday, May 16
                        Movie will begin at dark (Approx. 8:00pm)
August Movie:  Movie Title TBD
                        Friday, August 1
                        Free Family Fun will begin at 7:30pm
                        Movie will begin at dark (Approx. 8:30pm)
Where:             Armstrong Park Pavilion
Fee:                 Both movies are FREE for the whole family!


"FEED THE NEED" SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Proceeds will go to the Grain Valley Assistance Council
When:     Saturday, August 9
               Games will start at 9:00am
Where:    Monkey Mountain Sports Complex
Fee:        Call the Grain Valley Community Center at (816) 847-6230
Form:      Information Flyer / Registration Form Coming Soon


DOG PADDLE DAY
The Grain Valley Aquatic Center has gone to the dogs!  Here's an opportunity for your pooch to beat the heat, ride the slide and just have a 'dog gone' good time.  Dogs will follow their owners' rules and be accompanied by an adult!  Dogs are allowed to go off of the diving board and slides.  No more than one dog per person.  This program is only held once a year, the night before the pool is drained - so don't miss out!
When:     Tuesday, September 2
                6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where:    Grain Valley Aquatic Center
Fee:         $5.00 Per Dog
Form:       Information Flyer
 


Be sure to check out these other GREAT special events offered by GVPR!
Dates, Times & Info Are TBA:
Fall / Winter: THE VALLEY 5K RUN/WALK, SPECTACULAR SCARECROW CONTEST, STORYBOOK TRAIL, HALLOWEEN CANDY SCRAMBLE, HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW, MAYOR'S TREE LIGHTING & HOLIDAY FESTIVAL, SANTA CLAUS CALLS, CANDY CANE HUNT, FATHER/DAUGHTER VALENTINE DANCE

Spring / Summer:
SPRING INDOOR CRAFT SHOW



YOUTH LEAGUES

The Grain Valley Athletic Association (GVAA) administers youth baseball, softball, 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 BASEBALL                                                   YOUTH SOCCER
When:            March - June                                               (Provided by Metro East Soccer League)
Where:           Monkey Mountain & Armstrong Parks            When:             March - May
Ages:              Boys & Girls 5 - 14                                      Where:           Oak Grove & Grain Valley Soccer Fields
Registration:   On-line at www.gvaasports.org                      Ages:              Pre-K - High School
Fee:                See Website                                               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 FLYER / REGISTRATION FORM
Zumba Fitness Mondays
5:30pm - 6:25pm 
March 3 - April 21
Yoga Fusion Tuesdays
6:30pm - 7:25pm 
April 29 - June 3
Classical Mat Pilates Saturdays
9:30am - 10:20am 
April 26 - May 31











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 
















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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