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  • For questions about our craft and skill programs, contact:
    Billie McKenzie, Coordinator of Leisure Services
    (309) 681-2854 • bmckenzie@peoriaparks.org

    Craft and Baking Cake Decorating

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS. REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 25!

     

     See details and register online for the classes below.

    Knitting for All Levels

    Code               Day-Date                 Time

    At Franciscan Rec Center:

    70820             W: 6/8-7/13             4-5:30 PM

    At Noble Center:

    70822            Sa: 5/14-6/18          9-10:30 am

    Students will learn basic knitting stitches such as knit and purl. At the end of the course, students will be able to read a pattern, execute basic stitches and finish a project. Helpful knitting hints will be shared.  You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration.
    Age: 9+

    Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

     

    Hooked on Crochet – Beginner

    Code           Day-Date             Time

    At Franciscan Recreation Complex:

    70819         Th: 6/9-7/14         4-5:30 pm

    At the Noble Center:

    70821        Sa: 5/14-6/18      11 am-12:30 pm

    Learn basic crochet stitches such as chain, single crochet and double crochet, and leave with an in-depth knowledge of crochet terms and helpful hints. If you wish to do additional work outside of class, you can create 7 x 9 inch rectangles to donate for a ‘Warm Up America’ afghan. You will receive a supply list for this course upon registration.

    Age: 9+

    Fee-R/NR: $41/$47

     

    Cake Decorating for Beginners

    Code          Day-Date                  Time

    70893        M: 6/6-7/11          5:30-8:00 pm

    70895        M: 8/1-8/29          5:30-8:00 pm

    In this beginner’s class you will improve your baking skills and learn recipes for great frosting. Learn to decorate your own cakes with borders, flowers, leaves, side drapes, roses, cartoon designs, script writing and more! And the best part: you take home your own finished cakes! A supply list will be handed out at the first class.
    Location: Franciscan Rec Complex
    Instructor: Lisa Williamson
    Age: 12+

    Fee-R/NR: $44/$52

    ASSORTED RECREATION CLASSES

    Magic I

    Led by professional magician Greg Joyce, you’ll learn how to perform a wide variety of magic with playing cards, money, rope, common items, mind-reading and special props made in class. Soon you’ll be amazing your friends and family! All supplies and an instruction handbook are included.

    Location: Noble Center     Age: 8-16

    Fee-R/NR: $29/$33

    Code              Day-Date                    Time

    68951           Tu-Th: 7/5-7/8          1:30-3:30 pm

    71545           M-Th: 7/18-7/21       1:30-3:30 pm

     

    Sailing Classes

    Junior Sailing Program

    Beginning instruction covers basic boat handling, safety, knot tying, terminology, self rescue, and introduction to racing. We will use prams, Zumas and progress to lasers and the JY 15s.

    Location: IVY Club       Age: 8-16

    Min/Max: 4-10    Fee: $138/$158

    Code                 Day-Date                         Time

    68875               M, Tu, Th: 6/6-6/23         1-4 pm

    Adult Sailing Program

    Beginning instruction covers basic boat handling, safety, knot tying, terminology, self rescue, and introduction to racing. We will use prams, Zumas and progress to lasers and the JY 15s.

    Location: IVY Club Age: 17+

    Min/Max: 4-10 Fee-R/NR: $138/$158

    Code               Day-Date                          Time

    68876             M, Tu, Th: 6/6-6/23         5-8 pm

     

    Basketball for Youth

    Learn and practice the basic skills of basketball and play a game each class. Taught by an experienced youth basketball instructor, lessons emphasize individual skill development in dribbling, passing and cutting and confidence and teamwork in game play. Suitable for beginning and intermediate players. During games, players are matched by height and ability. Bring your own basketball for skill instruction and shooting practice. A limited number of basketballs will be available at class.

    Location: United Presbyterian Church

    Age: 8-12     Fee-R/NR: $39/$45

    Code             Day-Date            Time

    68878          Tu: 6/21-8/9*      6:30-8:10 pm