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Spring/Summer 2014 Activity Guide

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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


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



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
Attention: Punt, Pass & Kick has been cancelled! 
Due to the fact that we have had less than 5 children participate in our Punt, Pass & Kick program for the past 3 years, we have decided to cancel this year's event.  We will review the program again next summer and determine whether we feel there is enough interest to start it up again.  If your child is still interested in participating, please visit www.nflppk.com to find a nearby local competition that they are able to attend.  Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience!



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



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

                        Movie will begin at dark (Approx. 8:00pm)
August Movie:  The Smurfs 2
                        Friday, August 1
                        Free Family Fun will begin at 7:30pm
                        Movie will begin at dark (Approx. 8:30pm)
                        BIG THANK YOU TO ELITE PARTY RENTAL FOR SPONSORING THIS EVENT
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


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
 

GVPR YOUTH BASEBALL - FALL 2014
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. 
When:            Program Duration - August 18, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Where:           Monkey Mountain Sports Complex
Fee:                Individual Registration Fee: $65.00
                       T-ball Team Registration Fee: $375.00
                       Machine Pitch, 10U, 12U, 14U Team Registration Fee: $500.00
Form:              Information Flyer / Registration Form
Registration:   Regular Registration: July 14, 2014 - August 8, 2014
                       Registration can be completed on-line at www.gvteamsports.com, or by filling out the attached
                       registration form and submitting it to the GV Community Center 
 



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 FLYER / REGISTRATION FORM
Zumba Fitness Mondays
5:30pm - 6:25pm 
Thursdays
6:30pm - 7:25pm 
June 19 - August 21
Yoga Fusion Tuesdays
6:30pm - 7:25pm 
June 10 - July 15
Classical Mat Pilates Saturdays
9:30am - 10:20am 
June 21 - August 2











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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