So much is happening in January with Parks and Recreation! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:27
Davenport Parks and Recreation Newsletter
January 2013

Winter  session begins January 7th.....
Sign up now, spaces fill  fast!
FREE SKATE RENTAL at The River's Edge
During the month of January!
Recreation Programs

Davenport Junior Theater

DJT is one of our most popular programs!  Don't wait until January toregister or your class will be full!  We have Dance and Theatre classes for kids ages 3 - 18. Theatre classes include Acting, Improv, Broadway, Creative Theatre Fun (3-4 year olds), and more!  Dance classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Poms Dance Team and Lyrical.  Classes begin the week of January, 7.  For more information, visit the DJT website

or call 563-326-7862 or 563-328-PARK (7275).

Family Friday Nights

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with the whole family on Friday Nights? Well Davenport  Parks and Recreation has the answer for you.  Our Family Friday Night series includes pizza, lemonade and activities (Popcorn also included at Movie Night)!  Best of all, if you register early it is only $2.50 per person ($4.00 per person at the door).  Click here to pre-register. []

6:00pm - 9:00pm

January 11 - Movie Night "Jurassic Park": Davenport Junior Theatre

January 25- Friday Night Jam : Roosevelt Community Center

School Out Days

Need something FUN for your kids to do when school is not in session? We have school out days for all ages. Elementary age students can attend either the River's Edge or Roosevelt Community Center. Days will be filled with playing games, doing crafts,
taking field trips and spending time with friends. Intermediate age students will attend Collins House and days will be focused on exploring future career options and helping engage youth in volunteerism. Program will run from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. Each student should bring a water bottle and sack lunch, wear socks and gym shoes, and bring warm clothes to skate! Afternoon snacks will be provided.

Click here for more information and to register []

Wine 101

Learn the basics of wine at this fun tasting class. We will sample a dozen different styles of wines from sweet to dry while discussing wine fundamentals including terminology; choosing, storing, and serving a wine; food parings and more. Don't be intimidated. This class is all about learning to trust your own taste buds.

Class includes cheese, crackers and other palate cleansers so have a light dinner before class. You can do all this for $20.

Class will be held at Camp McClellan Cellars - 2302 E 11th Street, Davenport.  You must be 21 years old to participate.

Snowshoe Fun

Come join a winter morning of walking in the snow in Duck Creek  Park on January 26th. This park offers a great opportunity to explore along the recreation trail in winter. If there is no snow a nature walk will still take place. Bring a pair of binoculars or borrow one of ours to view some wildlife. Program has a $2 fee, but call Parks and Recreation, 328-7275, to reserve snowshoes. Meet at the shelter at the bottom of the hill. Wear shoes and avoid large/wide boots.

Walk with the Eagles

View the most majestic bird this winter, the Bald Eagle, on January 5th, 2013 at 9am. Meet at the Credit Island Lodge to start our adventure. Bring your binoculars or borrow one of ours to see the eagles and other wildlife. Bring the whole family for some winter fun! For more information contact Davenport  Parks and Recreation at 563-328-7275.  There is a $2 fee.

Adaptive and Inclusive Programs

The programs below provide recreation opportunities for person with special needs, including those with physical, mental or emotional disabilities.  Adaptive and Inclusive programs are offered in structured, success-oriented environments in the areas of
sports and fitness, arts, independent living skills, social activities and special events.

Garden Basics:

Through this class you will learn all about the basic elements that plants need to survive, how to care for them, and help them grow better. We will also have a look at tools, techniques and exciting garden projects. Tues evenings 6pm. prepare to learn, grow and get a little dirty. Meet at the Vander Veer Enabling Garden. Program starts Tuesday January 8th  from 6-7pm.
Fun With Art! - Drawing

Come spend your afternoon perfecting your drawing skills with good friends! This one time class will take place on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. The fee will be $20 and will include all required items.

Ju Jitsu for Adults-WINTER-Tues & Thurs 6-8pm  RCC

Ju-Jitsu is a mixed martial arts class with a focus on the wrestling side.  This program is dedicated to providing quality, safe developmental instruction to meet needs of various levels of participants while improving the participants health and overall wellness.  Class strives to teach ideals that will help in work  and home life:  courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. All instruction is well supervised with the student's safety and enjoyment foremost in mind.  This class is for 18 and up.  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER TO TAKE PART IN THE CLASS AND SIGN A RELEASE.


Indoor Soccer League: Womens WINTER

Womens Adult League is aimed at athletes over 18 who enjoy soccer, and want to get in some healthy competiton while getting exercise. Try to win it all while having fun!

Game Play is 7 v 7. Games will be on Wednesday evenings from approximately 6pm to 11pm. *The fee is for the entire team, only the captain needs to register*

Indoor Soccer League: High School Boys WINTER

This league is for boys currently in high school. Athletes will play using the whole turf field for full sided games. The games will field 7v7 competition with a cap of 15 per roster. Games will be played on Friday Evenings starting at 5:30 pm.

Tai Chi 101

Tai Chi Ch'uan translates as "The Grand Ultimate."  The Grand Ultimate is the study of "Chi" otherwise defined as inner strength or energy; both your own and others. The study of Tai Chi generate a natural state of euphoria without the use of drugs, alcohol, hypnosis or other unnatural and unhealthy means.  With this particular study of Tai Chi, one will learn what affects the individual Chi, how to gain more of it, how to use one's Chi and how to balance it.
Duck Creek Golf Course

Duck Creek Golf Course remains open throughout the winter season. When there is snow on the ground, the course is open for cross country skiing. No snow means the fairways are open for golf. Check with the clubhouse for the status of the course.
Call 563-326-7824.

Indoor Golf Range at The River's Edge
Don't forget our indoor golf range is now open! A large bucket of balls is only $5, and hours are  generally:
Mon - Fri, 7:00am -  3:00pm
We will be closed  New Year's Day, and the golf range will close at 11:30am while school is  out. Call The River's Edge  at 563-328-PARK (7275) for more information.

Get ready for golf this spring with 10% off

Our  re-loadable Player Card, which can be used for green fees and cart fees has a 10% bonus. Load the card in multiples of $100, and get an  extra 10%.

Just  come down to the Parks and Recreation office at the River's Edge to buy your Player Card or to re-load your existing one. River's Edge is open 6am - 10pm, 7 days a week for your convenience.
From our partners in Bettendorf
Davenport Parks and Recreation has partnered with our sister organization in Bettendorf to offer you even more!  See their highlighted programs below:

Adult  Men's & Co-Ed Softball Packets are available Monday, Jan 21st 2013  (online or at the Bettendorf Life Fitness Center)

Deadline for the Packets: Friday, Feb  22nd 2013  (Packets, Money, and Rosters are all due to be considered  into the leagues)

Teams will be notified Friday, Mar 8th if they made it into the league / Leagues start  week of April 15th

Captain's Mtg on Wednesday, Mar  13th:   Men's @5:45pm  Co-Ed @6:30pm

Men's  League: $430 p/team + $26 ASA fee

10  week/20 game season (play dbl headers)

Single elimination tourney

Co-Ed: $330  p/team +$26 ASA fee

15 week/15 game season (single games)

Single elimination tourney

Start the year off right with free skate rental during all public skates during the month of January.  You only pay the $5 fee to skate and the skate rental is free! Save $3 every time you skate!
Winter Session
begins January 7
Sign up now . . .
Spaces fill up fast!

Parks and Recreation Winter Programs begin the week of January 7!

Don't wait until the last minute to register! Nothing kills a program  quicker than everyone waiting until the last minute.

We offer many courses geared toward youth including:

* Learn to  Skate
* Junior  Theater
* Nature  programs
* Yoga for  kids
* Tae Kwon  Do
* Tumbling
* Dance  programs
* And much  more!

Click  below to browse our online catalog and to register for any of our programs

Online Catalog and  Registration []

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