Inside! Preschool/Youth – Amazing Tots, Sporties for Shorties, Navigate in Nature, Fitness4Kids, Flashing Fantastics Adults – Bourbon Mixology, Outdoor Yoga and Fitness, The Origin of Blues Music, Door Hanger Workshop, Grilling 101, Walking Tours 50-Plus – Artists Hour, iPad Series, Korean History Series, SilverSneakers® Fitness Class, The Big Bands Era REGISTRATION – NEW TIME • SEPTEMBER 2 @ 8 am
PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
We hope this finds you safe and well during these challenging times. As we all navigate through the ever-changing environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our department is proud to be able to continue providing much needed recreation and leisure services. At the onset of the pandemic, we took a phased approach in our cancellation of events and programs as dates approached, in the hope that some level of our services could continue. As time passed and the brevity of the situation became clear, it was ultimately necessary for the Parks & Recreation Department to cancel all programs and close facilities through May, for the protection of our customers and employees. As the community began adjusting to the “new normal,” we saw a tremendous increase in the casual use of our parks and sidewalks, as families sought outdoor activities. It was great to see our parks being utilized as the valued community assets for which they were intended. Our initial COVID-19 response included an outreach service for the community’s older adults, expanding upon the Fire Division’s CARES Program. A 30-person call team consisting of community volunteers, City Council members and employees conducted routine calls to over 1,600 households with older adults. Callers ensured that these residents had access to food, household items and prescriptions, since many residents were hesitant to leave their home. A collaboration of agencies including Neighborhood Bridges, the UA Commission on Aging and UA Community Foundation were instrumental in serving our senior population. As time progressed, and as residents developed support systems for their daily needs, such as
grocery deliveries, we found that many of our phone calls addressed isolation and boredom. A volunteer program through the Commission on Aging is in the works to continue these much-needed social conversations. As the Ohio Department of Health began releasing its Responsible RestartOhio requirements, our department developed detailed plans to reopen facilities and programs. Our priorities continued to be the health and welfare of our residents and employees, maintaining a high level of services, providing traditional services during uncertain times, and enhancing the quality of life in Upper Arlington. Our staff were diligent in their efforts to provide services, undertaking all the necessary changes and modifications to adhere to health and safety requirements. We were leaders in the region and State by providing summer camp, enabling parents to return to work, and by opening swimming pools and tennis courts as a welcome break from stay-at-home orders. Recreation programs, organized sports, facility rentals and use of playgrounds progressed through a series of regulations. Several safety precautions were implemented which in some cases drastically changed the structure of our operations. However, at this time we are still unable to provide a few highly sought after services due to continued state- mandated closures – these include the Senior Center and community events. Senior programs have transitioned to virtual online or outdoor, socially distanced formats for the safety of our members. Movies & Music in the Parks became drive-in style and the Cultural Arts Division is finalizing plans to celebrate art this Labor Day weekend in place of our traditional event.
I cannot underscore enough the magnitude of work and coordination our department employees put forth to make these opportunities possible. I am humbled and grateful to work with a talented and dedicated team that were determined to serve the community. Additionally, the encouragement and support from our City Council, Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Cultural Arts Commission, City Manager, City Administration and all other City departments provided the freedom to be creative in exploring options. Finally, our residents were grateful to have recreation opportunities available and adapted to many new requirements. In most cases, change from tradition can be difficult, this year we have seen where a common vision in serving and being served resulted in uncommon services. Our department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and now more than ever, we have seen how relevant leisure services are to a community’s quality of life. As the majority of our focus was on addressing COVID-19 and its impact on operations, we were able to continue working on several projects. Please see articles inside for updates on completed park improvements and those in planning stages so you can be involved. The Community Center Feasibility Task Force (CCFTF) completed Phase I of their study. In this first phase, the Task Force was seeking answers to three questions: What kind of community center makes sense for UA? Do we want a community center? Do we need a community center? In late June of 2020, the Task Force reported to City Council that the community does appear to want and need a community center, therefore they are proceeding to
Phase 2 of the study process, drilling into details such as what facilities to include, where a community center might be located, and the costs for construction, operations and ongoing maintenance. Please check for updates this fall, as this next phase in the process—which will include additional community engagement and surveying activities—gets underway. Just as much of the year has brought with it great change, this edition of the Activity Guide is no different. In order to maintain greater flexibility in our programming and scheduling during this time of change and uncertainty, this edition of the Activity Guide is only available in its online format, at upperarlingtonoh.gov/parks-recreation/. In addition to being able to make quick updates as/ when we need to make program adjustments, we will also be sharing regular updates with the community via our Activity Link e-newsletter and on our social media platforms. We appreciate everyone that entrusted us to serve you this summer and we were pleased that you were able to include UA recreation as part of your lifestyle. We are all anxious to see more of you as we are able to reopen facilities and resume programs and events. In the meantime, be safe and healthy. Take care,
Debbie McLaughlin Director, Parks & Recreation Department
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Featured Activity Beginning Dog Obedience Training
Featured Activity History of Guitar and Bass Instrument Designer/ Builders
Featured Activity Fishing Fanatics
Preschool 8 Sports & Fitness 11 Arts & Enrichment 12 All Aboard! The Polar Express 12 Santa’s Mailbox Youth 13 Sports & Fitness 15 Nature 16 Enrichment 17 Winter Break Day Camps
Adult 18 Enrichment & Education 21 Writing & Language 22 Nature 22 Health & Wellness 24 Music & Dance 26 Fine Arts & Crafts 28 Food & Drink 30 Sports & Fitness
50+ 36 Welcome 37 Special Events 37 Health & Wellness 38 Fitness & Sports 40 Music & Dance 41 Arts 41 Enrichment & Education 45 Computers & Technology 47 Travel 49 UA Commission on Aging 49 Community
Tennis 50 Season Pass Information 50 Tennis Facilities 52 Amelita Mirolo Barn 53 Facility Rentals 53 Dogs In Parks 54 UA Parks Map & Facilities Registration 51 Registration Info & Policies
Special Events 11 Fall Fest & Winter Festival Information 24 Farmers Market 24 alt-Labor Day Arts Festival 26 Concourse Gallery 32 Cycle UA Other 34 Parks & Recreation Turns 50! 56 Class Location Addresses
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Message Just as much of the year has brought with it great change, this edition of the Activity Guide is no different. In order to maintain greater flexibility in our programming and scheduling during this time of change and uncertainty, this edition of the Activity Guide is only available in its online format, at upperarlingtonoh.gov/ parks-recreation/. In addition to being able to make quick updates as/when we need to make program adjustments, we will also be sharing regular updates with the community via our Activity Link e-newsletter and on our social media platforms. We appreciate everyone that entrusted us to serve you this summer and we were pleased that you were able to include UA recreation as part of your lifestyle. We are all anxious to see more of you as we are able to reopen facilities and resume programs and events. In the meantime, be safe and healthy. @CityofUAPR
Due to COVID-19, many of our classes are offered online using ZOOM. Look for this symbol for these classes.
Thank You We would like to thank the Upper Arlington Community Foundation for funding over $3,800 in pool pass fees this summer. This generous contribution allowed families to receive discounted admission to our pools. Thank you to those who contributed to the fund! To make a donation visit uacommunityfoundation.com/ donate and contribute to the UACF Recreation Scholarship Fund.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is comprised of seven members who meet to review and make recommendations to City Council on the City’s parks, recreational programs and facilities in the community. The Board typically meets the second Wednesday of even numbered months at 6:30 pm. Residents may attend meetings and speak on the agenda items (available at upperarlingtonoh.gov). Residents may also contact the Department Director regarding suggestions for future Board agenda items or to discuss any suggestions, concerns or ideas regarding the parks and
recreation programs, facilities or services, at email@example.com or 614-583-5307.
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This year has been challenging for our community, the nation, and the world. Sometimes it’s comforting to enjoy the simple things, so we are happy to bring you colorful flowers! Spring is a critical time for garden work, and our horticulture team was able to plant spring annuals at Five Points. The flowers were given to us at no charge from our hanging basket contractor, Bildsten Landscape Co. They would have gone to waste as Bildsten lost many clients this spring due to Covid-19. Bildsten has done a remarkable job this year with our planters and hanging baskets at the Mallway, Northam Centennial Plaza, and the Tremont Road Streetscape. The hanging baskets are spectacular. We just completed a small garden next to the new Reed Road playground and installed a fun, child-inspired colored pencil fence. The area will be complete with a bike rack. We are making improvements to one of two bioswales in the Northam parking lot near the library where we have had problems with erosion. We were given free wildflower seed provided by Green Columbus and the Ohio Prairie Network. Look for a new rain garden installation this fall at Northwest Kiwanis Park. This is a student project/partnership with the Kiwanis and we were fortunate to receive a Franklin Park Community Garden grant.
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Parks Capital Improvements
The City recently completed installation of a shared-use path along Northam Road (Tremont Road to Andover Road) on the south side of Northam Park. The old sidewalk was narrow and uneven in several locations. This project replaced the existing sidewalk with a new eight-foot-wide shared-use path to better serve pedestrian and cycling needs. Through a careful alignment of the path, the construction was able to keep most of the existing trees and the City’s Forestry section will be planting additional trees along the path in the fall of 2020. The replacement trees will result in a net gain from those removed. Crosswalks and safety improvements will be made by adding new diagonal crosswalk markings, high visibility signage and removing some parking spaces adjacent to crosswalks. Another exciting project that was recently completed was the replacement of the Reed Road Park playground. The playground was designed thanks to extensive public input that included a survey on playground styles, an open house allowing residents to discuss proposed improvements and final design options, and a follow up survey for residents to help select the final design. The playground features a large climber, slides, monkey bars and a rope bridge. To provide more shade, a large shade umbrella was installed near the center of one of the playground elements–in addition to the existing trees surrounding the playground–to help keep equipment cool on hot, sunny days. In addition to the playground equipment, new benches, picnic tables, trash cans, and bike racks are being installed near the shelter and a small decorative garden has been planted adjacent to the playground.
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NEW Amazing Tots Amazing Athletes Staff
Amazing Tots is a guided, discovery-based program helping children engage in structured physical activities tailored specifically to toddlers. Amazing Tots uses age-appropriate developmental milestones and works with individual toddler based on his or her attention span and physical abilities. During each 30-minute weekly class, toddlers learn about one of four sports through our discovery lessons. Classes also balance a combination of structured physical challenges and organized physical exploration activities specifically designed with little ones in mind. Reading and developmental properties are incorporated into our physical activities, combining fitness, learning and fun all in one. 211410 A 10-10:30 am Tu 9/15-10/13 18 mos-2.5 yrs 211410 B 10-10:30 am Tu 10/20-11/17 18 mos-2.5 yrs Municipal Services Center $94 R | $110 NR 5 sessions Lower Level Rec Rooms
SPORTS & FITNESS
Due to COVID-19, many of our classes are offered online using ZOOM. Look for the Virtual Recreation symbol for these classes.
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NEW Crazy Kids Obstacle Course Justin Credible
Big Sporties for Shorties Justin Credible
Test your physical skills at our Crazy Kids Obstacle Course! Kids learn to push their limits as our coaches walk them through different fitness activities and teach proper techniques that prepare them to tackle several challenging obstacle courses. Come each day prepared to take on different course challenges because you never know what fun and exciting obstacles we have in store! Participants should dress to be very active and bring a water bottle each day. 232420 A 6-6:30 pm W 9/16-10/21 18 mos-2 yrs 232420 B 6:30-7:15 pm W 9/16-10/21 18 mos-2 yrs 232420 C 7:15-8 pm W 9/16-10/21 18 mos-2 yrs Sunny 95 Park, Amelita Mirolo Barn $62 R | $74 NR 6 sessions NEW Fitness4Kids with Coach Shellie Shellie Edington Join Coach Shellie Edington founder of Tumblin4Kids and CrossFit Masters World Champion for a class that helps your child develop full-body strength using only their bodyweight. All classes are offered live on Zoom. Drills to develop flexibility, strengthen the core, upper body, balance, control, fun, fast- paced, and easily modified to meet your child’s needs. All your child needs is a viewing device, a yoga mat or any kind of mat and a wall or door that they can walk up into a handstand/plank position. 231366 A 10-10:30 am Tu 9/22-10/20 4-5 yrs 231366 B 4:30-5 pm Tu 9/22-10/20 4-5 yrs 231366 C 10-10:30 am Tu 11/3-12/1 4-5 yrs 231366 D 4:30-5 pm Tu 11/3-12/1 4-5 yrs ZOOM-Virtual Recreation $39 R | $45 NR 5 sessions Little Sporties for Shorties Justin Credible Your little cub needs to get out and get moving and you need a sports program just right for their size. This child-centered sports program caters to toddlers and preschoolers. Classes begin with kid-friendly warm ups and exercises. We then introduce the shorties to individual skills, equipment and the simple rules of a different sport every week. Coaches praise and encourage children while helping them develop coordination, teamwork and confidence. Each session concludes with games, obstacle courses and cool downs to keep kids engaged and moving throughout the session. Adult/parent participation is required for anyone who wishes to remain in the class and for all children under age 3. 231301 A 6-6:30 pm M 9/14-10/19 18mos-2 years 231301 B 6:30-7:15 pm M 9/14-10/19 3 yrs Sunny 95 Park, Amelita Mirolo Barn $64 R | $76 NR 6 sessions
Your little cub needs to get out and get moving and you need a sports program just right for their size. This child-centered sports program caters to toddlers and preschoolers. Each week, class begins with kid-friendly warm ups and exercises. We then introduce the shorties to individual skills, equipment and the simple rules of a different sport every week. Coaches praise and encourage children while helping them develop coordination, teamwork and confidence. Each session concludes with games, obstacle courses and cool downs to keep kids engaged and moving throughout the session. 231302 A 7:15-8 pm M 9/14-10/19 4-5 yrs Sunny 95 Park, Amelita Mirolo Barn $64 R | $76 NR 6 sessions Little Sluggers T-Ball Bally Sports Group Bally Sports Group Little Sluggers is a great introduction to the game of baseball for young children. Using age-appropriate activities, players are introduced to the fundamentals of baseball in an atmosphere that is supportive, fun and prevents children from feeling pressured. Each week, the program includes an instructional portion that introduces players to batting, base running, fielding, throwing and catching. A modified game is also played each week. Parent participation is strongly encouraged to allow the program to run smoother. The Little Sluggers T-Ball Program provides your child with a fun and positive T-ball experience that encourages future participation! 231304 A 9:30-10:30 am Sa 9/12-10/10 3-4 yrs Thompson Park, Diamond 3 & 4 $70 R | $84 NR 5 sessions Minor League Coach Pitch Baseball Bally Sports Group Bally Sports Group’s Minor League Baseball is a great introduction to coach-pitch baseball for beginning baseball players. The instructional portion of the program utilizes developmentally-appropriate drills with modifications and/ or progressions implemented when necessary, helping every child improve their baseball skills. Skills taught include batting, fielding, throwing and catching. The program also includes a modified, non-competitive game each week. As the weeks progress, new aspects of the game/game scenarios are added to allow children to learn within the context of the game. Children may use a Tee during the game if they are having difficulty hitting a pitched ball. Parent participation is welcomed in this program. 231305 A 10:30-11:45 am Sa 9/12-10/10 5-6 yrs Thompson Park, Diamond 3 & 4 $70 R | $84 NR 5 sessions
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Soccer Shots Classic Soccer Shots Staff
Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session, such as respect, teamwork and appreciation. A 6:15-6:45 pm M/W 9/14-10/14 3.5 to 5 yrs Miller Park $120 10 sessions B 1:45-2:15 pm Su 9/13-11/1 3.5 to 5 yrs Miller Park $100 8 sessions C 12:45-1:15 pm Tu 9/1-10/20 3.5 to 5 yrs Northam Park $100 8 sessions D 6:15-6:45 pm Th 9/3-10/22 3.5 to 5 yrs Northam Park $100 8 sessions E 10:30-11 am Sa 9/12-10/31 3.5 to 5 yrs Northam Park $100 8 sessions F 11:15-11:45 am Sa 9/12-10/31 3.5 to 5 yrs Northam Park $100 8 sessions G 10:45-11:15 am Sa 9/12-10/31 3.5 to 5 yrs Northam Park $100 8 sessions Soccer Shots Premier Soccer Shots Staff Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children are also introduced to competition in a developmentally- appropriate manner. *To register for the Premier program you must have completed a previous Soccer Shots season and/or other soccer programming. A 2:30-3 pm Su 9/13-11/1 4-6 yrs Miller Park $100 8 sessions B Noon-12:30 pm Sa 9/12-10/31 4-6 yrs Northam Park $100 8 sessions C 11:30 am-Noon Sa 9/12-10/31 4-6 yrs Thompson Park $100 8 sessions
Soccer Shots – Fall Soccer Shots offers three different programs to meet the developmental needs of young children. All registration for Soccer Shots programs runs through the Soccer Shots website at https://www.soccershots.org/columbus. Soccer Shots has an annual fee of $30 for an official Soccer Shots Jersey! Soccer Shots Mini Soccer Shots Staff Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. A 5:30-6 pm M/W 9/14-10/14 2- 3.5 yrs Miller Park $120 10 sessions B 1-1:30 pm Su 9/13-11/1 2- 3.5 yrs Miller Park $100 8 sessions C Noon-12:30 pm Tu 9/1-10/20 2- 3.5 yrs Northam Park $100 8 sessions D 5:30-6 pm Th 9/3-10/22 2- 3.5 yrs Northam Park $100 8 sessions E 9-9:30 am Sa 9/12-10/31 2- 3.5 yrs Northam Park $100 8 sessions F 9:45-10:15 am Sa 9/12-10/31 2- 3.5 yrs Northam Park $100 8 sessions G 10-10:30 am Sa 9/12-10/31 2- 3.5 yrs Thompson Park $100 8 sessions
Registration Opens - NEWTIME Wednesday, September 2 at 8 am parks.uaoh.net
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Mini Parkour 614 Parkour
This Pre-K class trains your tiniest ninjas! Let your little ones get a feel for Parkour in a play and story-based environment. Classes help teach movement, build coordination and basic athleticism, in addition to stressing safety at all times. Fun and enjoyable, let your littles ones expend some energy while becoming master movers! 231401 A 9-9:45 am Sa 9/19-10/17 (skip 10/3) 3-5 yrs 231401 B 9-9:45 am Sa 10/31-11/28 (skip11/7) 3-5 yrs Thompson Park North Shelter $49 R | $58 NR 4 sessions Mother Daughter Yoga Kim Crigger Designed to stretch muscles and enhance balance, Mother/ Daughter Yoga also nurtures the bond that only a mother and daughter can share. Postures in this class include traditional, partner and group poses to build confidence, trust, communication, connection and FUN! Together you learn from each other and share valuable quality time. Price includes both mother and daughter. Bring a yoga mat or towel. 232100 A 11:30 am-12:15 pm Sa 9/19-10/24 4-7 yrs Municipal Services Center $80 R | $96 NR 6 sessions Lower Level Rec Room
ARTS & ENRICHMENT
Dino Dig Recreation Staff
Can you dig it? Be a paleontologist for a day. At our hands-on archeology “dig site,” little ones enjoy the thrill of discovery as they jump right in and dig up dinosaur bones and fossils that may be thousands of years old. Dino Diggers also enjoy dinosaur crafts and activities. Enjoy a day of all things dinosaur!
Dress for some mess! 231100 A 10-11:30 am Reed Road Park Volleyball Courts
$10 R | $14 NR
French for Parents & Tots Cultured Kids Club Staff
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The French Parent & Tot classes are a great opportunity for a parent or caregiver to engage and learn French with their child. These classes allow the parent and children to interact while learning new words and simple phrases together! Every two weeks, we feature a new learning topic such as zoo animals, clothing, foods or body parts. Every week, students learn the topic words and phrases through age-appropriate fun and engaging songs, games, play-based activities, snack and craft projects. We focus on verbal communication for this age group to achieve native pronunciation skills. 231610 A 9-10 am Tu 9/22-11/10 18 mos-3 yrs Municipal Services Center $124 R | $136 NR 8 sessions Lower Level Rec Room
We know how much families enjoy our seasonal events, and we hope to host both Fall Fest and Winter Festival activities, pending evolving COVID-19 health and safety requirement updates from the state. Follow our social media platforms or register for our Activity Link e-newsletter for updates.
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All Aboard! The Polar Express Recreation Staff LL ABOARD! THE POLAR EXPRESS Calling all BELIEVERS! Put on your PJs and get ready for the story of the Polar Express. Board the boxcar, explore the train depot and wander to the café for a cozy cup of cocoa and a cookie. Participants enjoying the animated film are transported to the North Pole with the magic of the Christmas season. After all, the bell still rings for all who truly believe. Please register all family members planning to attend. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the movie will be shown outside, portable heaters and fire pits will be provided for participants to keep warm. Bring a lawn chair and blankets. 232950 A 6:30-9 pm F 12/11 3+ yrs 232950 B 6:30-9 pm F 12/18 3 + yrs The Depot $10 R | $12 NR
French for Preschoolers Cultured Kids Club Staff Our French Preschooler classes are designed for independent learners! Students in this class build verbal confidence by socializing and engaging in French with teachers and classmates. Every week, students learn topic words and phrases through fun and engaging songs, games, activities and craft projects. Every two weeks, we feature a new descriptive theme such as pets, clothing, foods, body parts or numbers. We include weekly at-home worksheets, videos and songs through our online Student Corner webpage, specific for your class. 231611 A 10:05 am-11:05 pm Tu 9/22-11/10 3-5 yrs Municipal Services Center $124 R | $136 NR 8 sessions Lower Level Rec Room Spanish for Parent & Tots Cultured Kids Club Staff The Spanish Parent & Tot classes are a great opportunity for a parent or caregiver to engage and learn Spanish with their child. These classes allow the parent and children to interact while learning new words and simple phrases together! Every two weeks, we feature a new learning topic such as zoo animals, clothing, foods or body parts. Every week, students learn the topic words and phrases through age-appropriate fun and engaging songs, games, play-based activities, snack and craft projects. We focus on verbal communication for this age group to achieve native pronunciation skills. 231612 A 9-10 am M 9/21-11/9 18 mos-3 yrs Municipal Services Center $124 R | $136 NR 8 sessions Lower Level Rec Room Spanish for Preschools Cultured Kids Club Staff Our Spanish Preschooler classes are designed for independent learners! Students in this class build verbal confidence by socializing and engaging in Spanish with teachers and classmates. Every week, students learn topic words and phrases through fun and engaging songs, games, activities and craft projects. Every two weeks, we feature a new descriptive theme such as pets, clothing, foods, body parts or numbers. We include weekly at-home worksheets, videos and songs through our online Student Corner webpage, specific for your class. 231613 A 10:05 am-11:05 pm M 9/21-11/9 3-5 yrs Municipal Services Center $124 R | $136 NR 8 sessions Lower Level Rec Room
NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 16 Municipal Services Center Kenny Road Parking Lot Children placing a letter in Santa’s special UA mailbox will receive a reply from Santa. To guarantee delivery, include child’s full name, complete address with zip code and unaffixed postage stamp. Only one child’s letter per envelope, please.
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Mother Daughter Yoga Kim Crigger
Designed to stretch muscles and enhance balance, Mother/ Daughter Yoga also nurtures the bond that only a mother and daughter can share. Postures in this class include traditional, partner and group poses to build confidence, trust, communication, connection and FUN! Together, you learn from each other and share valuable quality time. Price includes both mother and daughter. Bring a yoga mat or towel. 232100 B 12:15-1 pm Sa 9/19-10/24 8-12 yrs Municipal Services Center $80 R | $96 NR 6 sessions Lower Level Rec Room Learn to Volley - Outdoor Volleyball Bally Sports Group LLC Have a great time learning the sport of volleyball in the Bally Sports Group Volleyball Program! Throughout the duration of the program, participants learn a variety of skills, including passing, setting, blocking and serving. Older players also work on spiking. Each week includes modified games that help players learn spacing on the volleyball court, communication with teammates and moving to the ball. The positive atmosphere makes for a fun learning experience catered to all skill abilities! 232382 A 5:45-7 pm Th 9/10-10/15 8-12 yrs Reed Road Park Sand Volleyball Court $78 R | $93 NR 6 sessions
SPORTS & FITNESS
Registration Opens - NEWTIME Wednesday, September 2 at 8 am parks.uaoh.net
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Archery Sunbury Archery
Youth Parkour 614 Parkour
In our beginner class students become familiar with safety, equipment and basic form. Our USA Archery Certified instructors use the latest techniques to teach proper form and games to reinforce it. Students come out hitting the target and having fun. This program leads directly into our intermediate course as well, which is offered at both our main facility (year round) and UA Parks and Rec in the Spring. 232305 A 9-10:30 am M 9/14-10/12 8-18 yrs 232305 B Noon-1:30 pm M 9/14-10/12 8-18 yrs 232305 C 6-7 pm W 9/23-10/21 8-18 yrs 232305 D 9-10:30 am M 10/19-11/16 8-18 yrs 232305 E Noon-1:30 pm M 10/19-11/16 8-18 yrs 232305 F 6-7 pm W 10/28-11/25 8-18 yrs Thompson Park North Shelter $130 R | $140 NR 5 sessions NEW Fitness4Kids with Coach Shellie Shellie Edington Join Coach Shellie Edington, founder of Tumblin4Kids and Crossfit Masters World Champion, for a class that helps your child develop full-body strength using only their bodyweight. All classes are offered via Zoom live. Drills to develop flexibility, strengthen the core, upper body, balance, control, are fun, fast- paced and easily modified to meet your child’s needs. All your child needs is a viewing device, a yoga mat or any kind of mat, and a wall or door that they can walk up into a handstand/plank position. 232267 A 10:45-11:15 am Tu 9/22-10/20 6-10 yrs 232267 B 5:15-5:45 pm Tu 9/22-10/20 6-10 yrs 232267 C 10:45-11:15 am Tu 11/3-12/1 6-10 yrs 232267 D 5:15-5:45 pm Tu 11/3-12/1 6-10 yrs ZOOM-Virtual $39 R | $45 NR 5 sessions Fencing for Fun Profencing LLC This course teaches rules and basic techniques of foil fencing. Learn to lunge, parry, riposte and disengage, while applying your newly learned skills during actual fencing bouts. Wear clothing suitable for physical activity and athletic shoes. All fencing equipment provided. 232335 A 4:30-5:30 pm W 9/23-10/28 8-15 yrs Sunny 95 Park, Amelita Mirolo Barn $135 R | $145 NR 6 sessions Advanced Fencing - Foil and Saber Profencing, LLC In this level, the fencer learns how to play the fencing game. Students learn new actions and refine the ones already learned in the intro level. Wear clothing suitable for physical activity and athletic shoes. All fencing equipment provided. 232336 A 6-7 pm F 9/25-11/06 (skip 10/9) 8-15 yrs Sunny 95 Park, Amelita Mirolo Barn $135 R | $145 NR 6 sessions
This is a great opportunity to get your kids moving. Parkour is the sport of overcoming obstacles. It’s a fun, dynamic and rewarding activity that challenges kids through a range of fundamental skills such as jumping, running, climbing, vaulting and balancing. Kids leave the class with a better foundation for all sports. They learn how to move safely and are inspired to stay physically active. Parkour is great for girls and boys, and encourages self-reliance and cooperation in a supportive, non- competitive atmosphere. You only compete to become a better version of yourself! 232310 A 10-11 am Sa 9/19-10/10 6-11 yrs 232310 B 10-11 am Sa 10/17-11/7 6-11 yrs Thompson Park North Shelter $59 R | $70 NR 4 sessions Kids and Tae Kwon Do Mark Isbister Learn traditional Tae Kwon Do. Children develop coordination, discipline, respect and self-esteem, as well as confidence when encountered by bullies. Participants learn basic kicking, punching and blocking techniques, good team work skills and social skills. 232383 A 6-6:45 pm M 9/21-10/26 6-12 yrs 232383 B 6:30-7:30 pm M 9/21-10/26 13-17 yrs 232383 C 6-6:45 pm W 9/23-10/28 6-12 yrs 232383 D 6:30-7:30 pm W 9/23-10/28 13-17 yrs Trinity United Methodist Church $71 R | $85 NR 6 sessions NEW Beginner & Intermediate Chess Kyle Jones Students learn the chess rules, tournament etiquette and procedures, to be able to participate in a casual and/or competitive game with family and friends. This is the perfect class for a new or novice player seeking more confidence in their play. Students meet via Zoom while the instructor shares his virtual chessboard. In the first half of each class, world champion openings, ideas in the middle game, end game patterns, tactical motifs and elements are examined and discussed. Students use their own boards to follow along, record notes, screenshot notes or simply watch the board being shared to their devices! The second half of the class is featured on lichess.org. Once enrolled, students are given access to our private club room to participate in weekly tournament games. The tournament is an arena format that allows students to play as many games as possible within a 45-minute time limit. In real life tournaments, children must wait until everyone has finished their games and are only given a set number of games to play. This opportunity provides students with the means to play as soon as a new match is made available. Less waiting and more playing! Additionally, games are recorded by the computer allowing students to review moves and tactics afterward. 232855 A 3-3:45 pm Tu 9/22-10/20 6-11 yrs 232855 B 3-3:45 pm Tu 10/27-11/24 6-11 yrs ZOOM-Virtual $114 R | $135 NR
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Pollinators! McKnight Outdoor Education Center Staff
Kyle Jones Students who have already mastered the rules, participated in a school chess club, tournament or students who simply desire a challenge will love this class! Classes meet on Zoom while the instructor screen shares his virtual chessboard. The first half of each class examines world champion openings, middle game concepts and ideas, end game patterns, tactical motifs and elements. Students use their own boards to follow along, record notes, screenshot notes, and/or simply watch the board being sharing to their devices! The second half of the class is featured on lichess.org. Once enrolled, students are given access to our private club room to participate in weekly tournament games. The tournament is an arena format that allows students to play as many games as possible within the 45-minute time limit. In real life tournaments, players must wait until everyone has finished their games and are only given a set number of games to play. This opportunity provides students with the means to play as soon as a new match is made available. Less waiting and more playing! Additionally, games are recorded by the computer allowing students to review them afterward. There is a pre-requisite of two years playing experience to register for this class. 232865 A 3-3:45 pm Th 9/22-10/20 8-17 yrs 232865 B 3-3:45 pm Th 10/29-12/3 (skip 11/26)8-17 yrs ZOOM-Virtual $114 R | $135 NR
Search the pollinator gardens for butterflies, moths, bees and beetles. Become an expert at using a butterfly net while we catch and release butterflies to get a closer look. Go on a pollinator habitat scavenger hunt and figure out what you can do at home to make your garden more pollinator-friendly. Participants can take home seeds to plant at home. 232153 A 5-6 pm Tu 9/8 6-12 yrs 232153 B 5-6 pm Tu 9/15 6-12 yrs McKnight Outdoor Education Center $10 R | $12 NR Navigate in Nature McKnight Outdoor Education Center Staff Take a hike in search of hidden items called geocache, using GPS units and clues–participants discover something new at each spot. Explore geocaches hidden at the park through the official Geocaching app. This free app allows uses smartphone technology to go geocaching at any park around the City of Columbus and beyond. 232154 A 4:30-6 pm M 9/28 6-12 yrs McKnight Outdoor Education Center $10 R | $12 NR Explore the Great Outdoors Recreation Staff It’s time to get outside for some unstructured play in the woods. Kids run, explore, build, splash and get curious in nature’s playground. Let their creativity run wild in nature. 232152 A 3:30-5 pm Th 9/24 6-12 yrs 232152 B 3:30-5 pm Th 10/22 6-12 yrs Smith Nature Park $10 R | $12 NR Hiking in the Hills Recreation Staff Get away from the city as we take a trip to a few Metro Parks around Franklin County! The Franklin County Metro Parks has some amazing hiking trails and sights to see such as waterfalls, caves and spectacular views. Please pack a lunch and water and get ready to explore! Tennis Shoes or hiking boots required. 222132 A 9 am-4 pm Tu 11/3 6-12 yrs Municipal Services Center $40 R | $48 NR Front Parking Lot Fishing Fanatics Recreation Staff Don’t go home and sit on your couch, come out and fish at Sunny 95 pond! The young anglers learn everything “FISH”- from ecosystem to knots and lures! Sign up for your chance to reel in a big one! Anglers must be a self-sufficient in all aspects of fishing to participate. This helps with social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines. 232360 A 3:30-5 pm W 9/16-10/7 8-12 yrs 232360 B 3:30-5 pm W 10/21-11/11 8-12 yrs Sunny 95 Park Pond $40 R | $48 NR 4 sessions
Family Paddling McKnight Outdoor Education Center Staff
Join us to build your canoeing skills and paddle along Griggs Reservoir. This 2-hour beginning canoeing course gives you the skills needed to have a fun, safe paddling experience on flat water. All equipment provided. Please register all family members. 232155 A 4:30-6:30 pm M 9/14 8+ years 232155 B 4:30-6:30 pm Th 9/17 8+ years 232155 C 4:30-6:30 pm M 9/21 8+ years 232155 D 4:30-6:30 pm Th 9/24 8+ years McKnight Outdoor Education Center $15 R | $12 NR
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NEW LEGO® Robotics 101 Sylvan Learning Center Staff
Children enjoy hands-on projects involving building and animating LEGO® robots. Students are introduced to STEM concepts in a creative, engaging and challenging way. Each day, students build a different type of animal/robot and use WeDo programing software to animate and give commands to the creations. 232878 A 4:30-5:30 pm Tu 9/15-10/13 6-10 yrs Municipal Services Center $106 R | $126 NR 5 sessions Lower Level Rec Room NEW LEGO® Robotics 101 Holiday Camp Sylvan Learning Center Staff Children enjoy hands-on projects involving building and animating LEGO® robots. Students are introduced to STEM concepts in a creative, engaging and challenging way. Each day, students build a different type of animal/robot and use WeDo programing software to animate and give commands to the creations. 232880 A 1-4 pm M-W 12/28-12/30 6-12 yrs Municipal Services Center $175 R | $192 NR 3 sessions Lower Level Rec Room NEW Solve This! Math Camp Sylvan Learning Center Staff Students become analytical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are challenged to solve a variety of 4th-7th grade mathematical problems. This class allows students to learn and practice some key skills to feel more confident in math. 232882 A 5:30-6:30 pm Tu 9/15-10/13 10-13 yrs Municipal Services Center $117 R | $139 NR 5 sessions Council Committee Room NEW LEGO® Machine Lab Sylvan Learning Center Staff In LEGO® Machine Lab, students learn about the different types of simple machines. Each week, use LEGO® pieces to build and operate machines that demonstrate gears, wheels, levers, pulleys and inclined planes. Then rebuild to see how a different build changes how the simple machine works. Students have a blast while being exposed to critical STEM skills! 232884 A 5:30-7 pm Tu 9/15-10/13 8-12 yrs Municipal Services Center $148 R | $139 NR 5 sessions Lower Level Rec Room
Enriching Kidz Staff Would your son or daughter know what to do if the child they were babysitting started to choke? Would they know what to do if they were taking care of several children and someone came to the door? Does your child babysit younger siblings? Why not enroll your child in a Better Babysitters course. Students learn the responsibilities of having a job, the rights of a babysitter, Heimlich maneuver, CPR for a child and infant, basic first aid, growth and development and appropriate toys and activities for kids. They also learn diaper changing, infant care and how to feed a toddler. The most important component of the Better Babysitters course is that it’s fun! Your child receives a certificate after completion of the class. 232130 A 4-5:30 pm Tu 10/6-10/27 10-18 yrs ZOOM - Virtual Recreation $104 R | $124 NR 4 sessions Kidz Home Alone Enriching Kidz Staff Are you ready to educate your child about the responsibilities of being home alone? Our goal is to assist every student to feel more comfortable while home alone. This interactive course teaches topics such as first aid, self-Heimlich maneuver, reasons to call 911, fire escape plans, microwave safety and how to problem solve out of the ordinary situations. A parent guide is included in the student manual which provides helpful discussion points between parent and child. This is a virtual class conducted through ZOOM. 232602 A 7-8 pm Tu 9/22-9/29 9-12 yrs ZOOM - Virtual Recreation $60 R | $72 NR 2 sessions
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LATE PICK-UP POLICY - applies to all camps & classes In the event you are unable to pick up your child on or before the scheduled program end time, late charges are billed to the primary guardian according to the chart below. Persistent late pick-up may result in dismissal from the program at the discretion of the program supervisor. 1-15 minutes late - $15 16-30 minutes late - $35 31-45 minutes late - $60 46-60 minutes late - $100 61-120 minutes late - $200 121 minutes or more - Children’s Services will be called
Winter Break Day Camp Recreation Staff
The Winter Break Day Camp runs concurrently with the Upper Arlington Schools Winter Break, providing a valuable service for those families in which both parents work. Children enjoy a variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, quiet recreation, movies, library visits and field trips. Qualified leaders at an approximate ratio of 15:1 staff the program. Participants should bring a packed lunch daily and an afternoon snack. Winter Break Day Camp fees (registration & daily) are non- refundable, non-transferrable and cannot be credited to a household account. Program is subject to cancellation if there is insufficient participation by December 5. You must register for each day your child wishes to attend. Register early as camp does reach the maximum! WBDC follows all Ohio Department of Health mandates that relate to COVID-19 operations, which may affect location, maximum participation number and the feasibility of WBDC. 212203 A 7:15 am-6 pm W 12/23 6-12 yrs 212203 B 7:15 am-6 pm M 12/28 6-12 yrs 212203 C 7:15 am-6 pm Tu 12/29 6-12 yrs 212203 D 7:15 am-6 pm W 12/30 6-12 yrs 212203 E 7:15 am-2 pm Th 12/31 6-12 yrs 212203 F 7:15 am-6 pm M 1/4 6-12 yrs Thompson Park North Shelter $42 R | $47 NR
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9-11 Northam Park, 2070 Northam Rd Enjoy a family-friendly community bike ride through Upper Arlington. Self-paced course lengths: five-miles, 10-miles and 15-miles Register by September 11 to receive a t-shirt. Start and finish the tour at Northam Park, anytime over three days, on this fun cycle through UA! Cycle UA details on page 32.
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ADULT RECREATION - 18 YEARS & UP Welcome to the Adult section of the Activity Guide , providing a wide-range of fun, educational and recreational programs for adults of all ages. Our calendar is bursting with returning favorites and lots of great new offerings to keep you active and engaged this season. Treat yourself to a few new experiences and pick out a class (or two!) to attend with a friend. Reserve your spot today!
Intro to Voiceovers Robin Brooke, Voice Artist & Actor, Such a Voice
Begin using your voice across various formats in a business that can be handled on your own terms, turf, timeframe and with little overhead cost all from a veteran of the industry. Robin has lead a long career in versatile voice acting that includes dubbing leading Telemundo Telenovela villains to English, voicing training modules for the Military of Singapore or Norwegian Cruise Lines and voice acting in audible books and video games. Take advantage of her professional insight in this interactive class and learn insider tips on a unique, out-of- the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative careers out there! 443121 A 10 am-Noon Sa 10/10 ZOOM - Virtual Recreation $40 R | $48 NR
ENRICHMENT & EDUCATION
Due to COVID-19, many of our classes are offered online using ZOOM. Look for the Virtual Recreation symbol for these online classes.
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Finding Your Female Ancestors Jayne Davis, Former President, Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society Because our cultural background is based on English common law, many genealogists face great difficulty in determining the maiden names and parentage of female ancestors. Explore research sources created for and about women that can help to overcome the seemingly difficult brick wall of connecting your married female ancestors to their maiden name and parents. 443290 A 6:30-7:30 pm Th 10/15 Municipal Services Center $22 R | $26 NR Lower Level Meeting Room Side Hustle Success in the Age of Coronavirus Tina Falasca, Business Consultant Achieve your financial goals with a side hustle: a second “job” that you can work flexibly around your regular employment! This class explores numerous side hustle ideas, including lots of virtual, contact-free options relevant to today’s atmosphere in the age of COVID-19. While some strategies offer a quick fix for earning money, others may take a sizable investment of your time, but most ideas won’t require a huge initial investment or even a highly specialized skill-set. Start to earn money in your spare time with your very own side-hustle, despite the economic impacts of COVID-19. 443295 A 6:30-8:30 pm Th 10/29 Municipal Services Center $22 R | $26 NR Lower Level Meeting Room The Most Powerful Women in Movies Johnny DiLoretto, WCBE Radio Celebrate Women’s History month and revel in the work of some of the most accomplished actresses of all time! WCBE’s Cinema Classics co-host, Johnny DiLoretto, surveys women in film through time, starting with Greta Garbo and Aubrey Hepburn, to blockbusters such as Alien and Silence of the Lambs and ending with modern films of the last few decades. From Marilyn Monroe to Meryl Streep, this class won’t disappoint! 443296 A 6:30-8:30 pm W 9/16-9/30 ZOOM - Virtual Recreation $45 3 sessions
Walking Tour Series Downtown History & Lights Walking Tour Columbus City Adventures
Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit and history of downtown with a stroll along the riverfront through Central Ohio’s twinkling winter landscape! Downtown comes alive with festive energy of hundreds of thousands of lights, including the Grand Illumination along the Scioto Mile, the Festival of Lights at Columbus Commons, plus we explore some history with a visit to Columbus’s first skyscraper–our most iconic building–and stop by the Ohio Statehouse, home of Ohio’s government to learn about Ohio’s most important building. This is a walking tour; location announced closer to the event and directions provided. 443297 A 6:30-8:30 pm Tu 12/8 To Be Announced $27 R | $32 NR Spooky Tales of the Arena District Walking Tour Columbus City Adventures Today the Arena District (home to Huntington Park, Nationwide Arena and the North Market) is a destination for sports, concerts and fun. However, many who live and work in this vibrant area just north of downtown are unaware of its long, dark history of crime, scandal, violence and untimely demise. Join us as we reveal these stories while strolling among the remnants of the Ohio Penitentiary, Old North Cemetery, Union Station and much more. This is a walking tour; location announced closer to the
event and directions provided. 443298 A 6:30-8:30 pm W
To Be Announced
$27 R | $32 NR
Registration Opens - NEWTIME Wednesday, September 2 at 8 am parks.uaoh.net