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Community Classes & Programs

The Parks & Recreation Department provides a wide range of activities which appeal to all ages. For information concerning programs, fees charged and registration, check the calendar, navigate these pages or call 595-0800. You may also download the Registration Formpdf. Be sure to check the SPORTS pages for those programs.

For All Ages

Stepping in Shape

“Stepping In Shape”
Instructor: Fredriatta Brown-Greene – has been teaching Line Dance for 7 years.
Don’t be the one sitting at dances and events while friends and family are up showing off their moves. Learn the steps and get up and dance. Learn line dance moves while stepping away the pounds, and getting in better shape. Its great entertainment & fellowship.
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month
Where: Doster Center
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Starts: July 7th
Fee per class: $10 per class (must pre-register)
Ages 6 & up

Gigantic Flea Market

Clean up your closets and sheds and get rid of your unwanted, but good items. Guns, weapons, tobacco & alcohol CANNOT be sold. One booth per household. One booth per person. To register, come by the Doster Community Center to reserve booth. Limited space available. For info call 595-0800.

Registration begins (no sooner than) July 29th for the Saturday, September 17th sale.
Set-up is Friday, September 16th from 3-7pm

Registration begins (no sooner than) October 14th for the Saturday, November 12th sale.
Set-up is Friday, November 11th from 3-7pm

WHERE: Doster Community Center

(24) - 12x15 Auditorium booths, $15 each
(7) - 10x10 Dining Room booths, $10 each
(6) - 12x15 outdoor booths, no tables provided, $5 each

Come by Doster to rent your booth, they sell out fast! A ten day cancellation required or booth rental is not refundable. Limit 1 booth per household.

Farmers' Market


Dog Obedience

Instructor, Janice Plessner
Basic household obedience for dogs 5 months and up. First class, come without your dog, but bring health records. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Registration required before date of class.
when: Mondays 7:00 - 8:00pm, September 12-October 17.
where: Doster Center (Class is 6 weeks)
Fee: $80 per dog, or $40 for repeats (same dog)

Computer Classes

Call 595-0840 for details or to register, Space is limited. Each class is $25 per person.

• Getting Started with the Computer
• Internet 101
• Computer Maintenance
• Intro to the PC (personal computer)
• Troubleshooting

when: Mondays & Fridays
time: 12:00 noon - 4:00pm
where: Gillespie Senior Center

For Youth & Children

After School Program

Action-packed, fun-filled after school program, includes snacks, organized games, homework time, and play at the park. Transportation provided.
GRADE: Kindergarten – 6th grade
PROGRAM BEGINS: Wednesday, August 10th
WHEN: Monday - Friday: 3:00 – 6:00pm
WHERE: Doster Community Center
FEE: Registration $20.00
WEEKLY: $35.00 per week

After School Program Parent Handbookpdf

Tennis Just 4 Kids

Instructors: Glenn Campbell & Anthony Yarbrough, USPTA and PTR certified coaches.
Class is designed to teach beginners and advanced students using the quick start developmental system. With the progressive court system your child can be serving and rallying within the first few lessons regardless of age.
WHEN: Mondays; 5:00–6:00pm, weather permitting
WHERE: Newton Park Tennis Courts
FEE: $45.00 per month (Must preregister at the Doster Community Center)

Vacation Club Days

Spend your break from school while enjoying games, fun activities, arts-n-crafts, play time @ park, & entertainment. Child must bring lunch & snack unless otherwise instructed.
WHEN: August 8th and 9th, October 10th and 11th, October 24th
WHERE: Doster Center
TIME: 7:30am-6:00pm
FEE: $20 per day
MIN/MAX: 15/50

Youth Soccer

Youth Fall Soccer


Register online here


If you want to register in person, here is the Registration Formpdf

AGE GROUPS: 3 years old, 5 & under, 7 & under, 9 & under, 11 & under, 13 & under, 18 & under
FEE: $50.00 per child (inside the city limits) $60.00 per child (outside the city limits) - includes jersey
Ages 3, 5, 7 & under -Tuesday, August 16th, 6:00pm, Doster Center.
Ages 9, 11, 13, 18 & under - Thursday, August 18th, 6:00pm, Doster Center.
PRACTICES START: Week of August 22nd
GAMES START: Week of September 17th
PLAY DAYS: Saturdays with a possibility of some weeknight games

For Adults 18+

Adult Painting Class

This class is a relaxed class for all levels of ability from beginner to advanced. One-on-one instruction in all painting/drawing media. Cost is $45 per month for Prattauga Art Guild members or $55 per month for non-members. To register or for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0851.
WHEN: Tuedays; 1:00-4:00pm (beginning September 6th)
WHERE: Creative Arts Center

Belly Dancing/Latin Dance Class for Beginners

“Give Belly Dance a Chance”
Instructor: Maya Salm - 23 years of Belly and Latin Dancing experience. No experience with dancing necessary to start the classes. Join us for brand new Basics of Belly Dancing Class and dance your beads off! Learn the ancient art of belly dancing and improve your posture, confidence, flexibility, and balance. Tone your muscles, reduce stress, and have lots of fun! There is no need to show your belly in class. Participants can simply wear regular workout clothing, but Maya’s encourages everyone to wear a belly dancing hip scarf around your hips, some bracelets, earrings, lipstick, and even high heels for the Latin class.

When: Starts August 5th, Fridays at 6pm-7pm
Where: Upper Kingston Community Center
Fee: $65/month (includes a music CD)

LATIN DANCE: Experience the “Latin Flavor” with Maya “Hot and Steamy SALSA and SAMBA” Learn to dance with style and grace to these sexy and energetic rhythms. You do not need a partner to join this class.
WHEN: Starts August 4th, Thursdays 11am-12pm or Fridays, 7:15-8:15pm
WHERE: Upper Kingston Community Center
FEE: $65 / Month (includes music CD)

Co-Ed Step Aerobics Class

Neta Certified Instructors.
This class will be high energy with a cardio workout as well as toning. You will have a choice to come five days of the week or a few days as you like, to work out for this low price.
Ages: 18 & up.

Mondays, Tuesdays (toning) & Thursdays; 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Every other Sunday; 5-6 p.m.

Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $25 per month
Min/Max: 10/25
Must pre-register at the Doster Community Center.

Photography Class

Basic Photography Class with Keith Farrar

Keith shares his knowledge of digital and standard photography as well as old processes. Students bring their favorite equipment for taking photographs--cameras, smart phones, note pads, etc. Take photos in and around the Prattville Creative Arts Center, art garden and Autauga Creek Walk and learn how to process those shots. Cost is $10 per class. To register or for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0851.
WHEN: Mondays, September 12, 19, 26 at 6pm-7:30pm
WHERE: Creative Arts Center
COST:  $30

Advanced Photography with Keith Farrar

Advanced photography classes with Keith Farrar will return on Tuesdays, September 20 through October 4. These classes will pick up where the basic classes left off and they are good for students who are familiar with their cameras and want to learn more. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.
WHEN:  September 20, 27 & October 4
WHERE:  Creative Arts Center and Gallery
COST:  $30

Stepping in Shape

The class goal is simple: Have fun while you step away the pounds, get in shape and learn all the newest dance moves!
WHEN: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays; 7:00-8:00pm
FEE: $10.00 per class (must pre-register)
WHERE: Doster Community Center
AGES: 6 and up
Instructor: Fredriatta Brown-Greene

Taoist Tai Chi

Taoist Tai Chi® is a gentle and low impact form of ancient Chinese exercise that is fun to do. Many medical studies have shown that Tai Chi offers significant health benefits to include improved balance, circulation and posture; increased strength and flexibility; and reduced stress. It is the perfect exercise for life. This is a 4 week mini-course that covers the first 17 movements of the Taoist Tai Chi® set. All of the instructors are nationally accredited by the Taoist Tai Chi® Society.

Time: 9:30 -11 a.m.
When: Wednesdays & Fridays
Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $30 per person per month
Min/Max: 10/25

Family Workshops

SPEAKER: SEKERIA BOSSIE is a Licensed Bachelor level Social Worker. She has a Master’s and EdS Degree in Community Agency Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Certified Anger Management Specialist, and a Certified Autism Specialist. Ms. Bossie has worked with children and families for over 13 years.

CONCEPTUALIZING FAMILIES  topics are to define the conceptualization process, discussion on the elements of case conceptualizations, common strategies to conceptualize cases, systemic assessments, and how to use the findings of conceptualizing. To identify questions to consider when
conceptualizing families. Review importance of understanding the clients perspectives. Check in at 8:30am. Class begins 9 am – 12 noon (break for lunch) (3 CEU’s)

FACILITATION CHANGE  Topics are to discuss difference between a change model and therapy model, trans theoretical model and its use, the 10 components of change within the trans theoretical model, and the 6 stages of change within the trans theoretical model. To demonstrate how to matching interventions to the motivational stage of client. Class begins 1pm – 4pm (3 CEU’s).

Preregister at the Doster Community Center (424 So. Northington Street) or call 595-0800 for more information.
WHEN: Friday, September 9,
WHERE: Doster Community Center
FEE: $75.00 for the day or $50.00 for half a day.


Photo Policy: Photos are periodically taken of participants in our classes, programs, and at the various park locations and facilities. These photos are for Department use only and may be used in our flyers and brochures or on our website. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the office at 595-0800.


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