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GPRD Summer Programs

Monday, June 7, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- With the warm weather and the kids out of school, summer is the busiest time of year for the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Program.

For all programs requiring free registration or a fee, the form can either be mailed to Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department, 1 North Locust St., Greencastle, IN 46135 or dropped off at Greencastle City Hall, 1 North Locust St.

Forms are available at cityofgreencastle.com then go to the Parks and Recreation Department tab or at City Hall, Bright Futures, Putnam County Library, Putnam County Museum, or Dr. John Hennette's office.

For more information call GPRD Assistant Director Troy Scott at 653-2295 or tscott@cityofgreencastle.com.

Louisville Slugger Museum and baseball bus trip

Will leave the Greencastle Aquatic Center parking lot at approximately 10 a.m., stop at Edinburgh Outlet Mall for lunch and a little shopping. In Louisville, the group will tour the Louisville Slugger Museum, see how bats are made and see some famous bats. After a walk down the road a couple blocks to tour Slugger Field, the tour will see the Indianapolis Indians play the Louisville Bats and return around 1 a.m.

S.P.A.R.K. begins

Summer Program of Awareness & Recreation for Kids (S.P.A.R.K.) is a summer recreation program just for kids that begins today.

This fun and exciting program will include large group activities, structured games, local field trips, small group arts and crafts, team building activities and daily swimming. They will swim every day, weather permitting. Parents should consider swim suits under participants' clothes in the morning, it makes for more swim time.

For your child's safety, NO FLIP FLOPS, we will be walking all morning.

Pre-registration is requested.

The group will meet at the Robe-Ann Park Band Shell Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through July 16, with the exception of July 2. Program runs 9 a.m.-noon and is for boys and girls entering first through sixth grades.

Sprouting Up!

In this program for pre schoolers and their caregivers, participants will play, learn and find out what makes plants grow.

5K Run

Start your Independence Day Celebration with a "Bang!" and an early morning jaunt through the streets of Greencastle. Named in honor of long-time councilman, supporter, sponsor and friend, this year's Mike Rokicki Memorial Road Run will be the 19th Annual Castle Classic 5K event and is sponsored by the Rokicki Foundation. Registration forms are available at Greencastle City Hall, Bright Futures, Putnam County Library, Putnam County Health Department, Greencastle Aquatics Center and the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department in Robe-Ann Park.

Registration forms will be accepted the morning of the race. The first 50 participants with paid registration will receive a race T-shirt in memory of Rokicki.

Play in Clay

This program is for students who have completed grades K through 7 interested in working with clay and creating a ceramic work of art. Children will learn about the basics of ceramics. Where does clay come from? What can we do with it?

The program will take place in the Ridpath art room on June 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25.

The groups will be split up as follows:

Group 1: Completed K, 1, and 2. These students, accompanied by a parent, will create basic forms from clay. Will meet 1-3 p.m.

Group 2: Completed 3 or 4. These students will create ceramic hot plates with their own unique designs carved onto them. 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Group 3: Completed 5, 6, or 7. These students will build and carve a vessel from clay that will be food and microwave safe. 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost is $15 per student in group 1 and $20 per student in groups 2 and 3.

Stuff It!

I sew, you sew, we all can sew! Have you ever wanted to learn how to hand sew? Now your pre-teen or teen can learn how to make their very own stuffed animal. Participants will go from picking the material, making a pattern, stitching the pieces and stuffing the life into your very own creation.

Parents, want an alternative to that expensive stuffed animal? Register them for this summer workshop now. For youth who have completed the 4th through 7th grades.

Program will meet from to 3 p.m. June 28 and 30 and July 2, 5, 7 and 9 at Robe-Ann Park Shelter No. 1.

Greencastle Volleyball Clinic

In partnership with the Greencastle Community Schools, the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is offering an opportunity for incoming 6th through 8th grade girls of Putnam County. The Greencastle Volleyball Clinic will provide the chance to learn the basics, run the drills, and play volleyball.

The clinic will be conducted by GHS Coach Liz Spencer. It will take place July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at GMS.

Cost is $25 per person and includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration deadline is June 11.

Police boot camp

The Greencastle Police Department, the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Excise Police, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and DePauw Public Safety announce police boot camp for youth entering the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

Want to know what police training is like? Then join and learn physical fitness training, marching and flag ceremonies. Participate in a K-9 demonstration, a rescue dive and more. T-shirt, hat, shorts, water bottle, snack and drinks will be provided.

Pre-registration is required by June 23. Cost is $35.

The program will be in the Greencastle Aquatic Center parking lot from June 28 to July 2 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Greencastle Summer Running Club

This partnership between DePauw University, Greencastle Community Schools, and the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is entering its fourth year and is offering this unique opportunity for runners of all ages.

The Summer Running Club will provide the chance to meet and run with other local runners, consultation periods with running coaches, monitor personal progress, all in a great outdoor setting.

Coaches are Kori and Stacie Stoffregen and Pat and Cindy Babington. The club meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the DePauw Nature Park. Fee is $15 per person and includes a club T-shirt and water bottle. Registration is ongoing.

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