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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 361-3640. You may also download the Registration Formpdf. Be sure to check the SPORTS pages for those programs.

For All Ages


Join the Prattville Autauga Humane Shelter (PAHS) for their annual Pet Palooza event. There will be a Chinese Raffle, Bake Sale, Pet Costume Contests, Adoptable Pets, Grilled Concessions, Children's Games, and much more. For more information, please call (334) 358-2882.
WHEN: Saturday, October 17th (Rain out date, Sunday Oct. 18th)
WHERE: Pratt Park
TIME: 11am- 3pm

Prattauga Art Guild Fall Art Show Opening Reception

The 11th Annual Fall Art Show and competition will feature fine art by local and regional artists in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. For more information about the show or how to participate as a Purchase Award Sponsor, contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0851.
WHEN: Sunday, October 11th
WHERE: Creative Arts Center (beside PPD)
TIME: 2pm

176th Year Celebration Concert

WHEN: Saturday, September 12
WHERE: Heritage Park Fountain
TIME: 6:00-10:00pm
Join us as we rock downtown to celebrate Prattville's 176th year! Hometown favorites The Bryan Jackson Band will be performing. Food vendors will be onsite and downtown restaurants will be open. This 2nd annual event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (334) 595-0800.

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Annual Back-to-School Street Dance

WHEN: Friday, August 7
WHERE: Creek Walk Behind City Hall
TIME: 6:00-10:00pm
Celebrate the end of summer and school starting back with this annual event, featuring music, food and dancing for the entire family. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0851.


Farmers' Market


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:
Individuals: $10.00 per person
Couples: $15.00 (two)
Family 5 or more $6.00 per person
Ages 6 & up
Min/Max: 20/60

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

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) August 7th for the Saturday, September 19th sale.
The set-up for the September 19th sale is Friday, September 18th from 3-7pm

Registration begins (no sooner than) October 16th for the Saturday, November 14th sale.
The set-up for the November 14th sale is Friday, November 13th 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.

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 14-October 19.
where: Doster Center (Class is 6 weeks)
Fee: $80 per dog, or $40 for repeats (same dog)

For Youth & Children

Fall Break Camp K-6th Grades

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: October 9th and 12th
WHERE: Doster Center
TIME: 7:00am-6:00pm
FEE: $20 per day
Deadline to register: Wednesday, October 7th
Fee must be paid in full no later than 3 working days before the week of camp (Must have 15 paid participants registered to have the camp)
MIN/MAX: 15/50

Fall Homeschool Art Class with Julianne Hansen

Children ages 5-17 will work on age specific (but related) art projects. Projects will include clay sculpture, basic elements of drawing and painting. Students will work toward exhibiting at least one piece of their art in an upcoming Youth Art Show. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and there is a choice of the morning class from 9:00-10:30 a.m. or the afternoon class from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per student, plus a $10 supply fee. Space is limited and preregistration is required. To register or for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0851.
WHEN: September 9 – October 21

Halloween Candy Walk

WHEN: Thursday, October 29
WHERE: Downtown Main Street
TIME: 4:00-6:00pm
Fairies, princesses, firemen and soldiers will converge on City Hall in Downtown Prattville for the City of Prattville's Annual Candy Walk. This free fun filled event is for all children through 3rd grade. The shops of Downtown Prattville will take part and children will be able to trick-or-treat in a safe and fun environment. The event is free but we ask that you make a donation of a
non-perishable food item for the Autauga Interfaith Care Center food bank. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0851.

After School Program

Action-packed, fun-filled after school program: games, homework time and more!

When: Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00 pm
Starts: August 12
Where: Doster Community Center
Grades: K-6
Transportation provided.
Registration fee: $20 per child. Weekly fee $35 per child.

After School Program Parent Handbookpdf


Great exercise, meet new friends and play with your old friends, stay active and have lots of fun.
Boys & Girls: Ages 5 – 14
FEE: $25.00 (includes T-Shirt)
DATE/TIME: TBA (depending on the majority of interested participant's availability)
We need your help to start this program! If you are interested in volunteering to help with this NEW program, call 595-0800.

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 pre-register at the Doster Community Center)

For Adults 18+

4th Tuesday Studio Session - Drawing from Life

This non-instructional studio time with a live model or still life is designed for all skill levels age 16 and older. Drawing from life is one of the most fundamental exercises for an artist regardless of skill level. Cost is $10 per class. Held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:15-8:30 p.m. There will be NO nude models. Attendees are responsible for their supplies. Coordinator: Julianne Hansen. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0851.
WHEN: Every 4th Tueday; beginning August 25th
TIME: 6:15-8:30pm
WHERE: Creative Arts Center

Cards By You

Taught by: Julie O'Banion
This is a beginner's hands-on class that teaches you the basics of card-making so you can make beautiful, personalized greeting cards that are sure to impress. Have you ever stood in the card aisle of your favorite store looking for that perfect card and either you don't find it, or worse, finding it and it costs $10.00
AGE RANGE: 16 & up
TIME: 6:30pm-8:30pm
FEE: $35.00 per person (4 classes)
Sept 29th, Oct. 13th, 27th and November 10th
10 min/15 max.
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Scissors and a ruler

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.

Family Workshops

Instructor SEKERIA VOLECE BOSSIE is a Licensed Bachelor level Social Worker. She has a Master's and EdS Degree in Community Agency Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Certified Anger Management Specialist, and a Certified Autism Specialist.

DATE: Saturday, August 22 • FEE: $75.00
"What is anger and what is conflict"

Statistics related to anger and conflicts in homes and with children. Group discussion question, "What are some purposes of anger?" Cognitive Distortions of Anger/Restructured Thinking
Principle in defusing anger, hostility and conflict Neuroscience of Anger & The Brain: Emotional Brain & Thinking Brain Definitions of anger and conflict, Dangers of untreated anger, State
anger vs. Trait anger, Anger triggers, Group discussion on "Fight Words", Anger styles/Anger Personalities, The origin of peer conflicts.
TIME: 8:30am – 4:00pm (break for lunch)
WHERE: Doster Community Center

DATE: Friday, September 18 • FEE: $75.00

Empowering Foster Families Objectives. Identify common deficiencies in foster parents. Explore opportunities to increase/improve training efforts with foster parents. Explore the concepts of closely monitoring foster parents. Discuss ways to be supportive and encouraging foster parents to exhibit parental responsibility. Discuss current trends in foster care, discuss the impact
of frequent movements/disruptions, Discuss ways to assist youth in coping with instability and grief, the roles of professionals in understanding the cycle of disruption and ways to intervene.
TIME: 8:30am – 4:00pm (break for lunch)
WHERE: Doster Community Center

Painting with Sarita Gish

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 lesson for non-members, plus $5 per month supply fee. To register or for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0851.
WHEN: Tuedays; 1:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Creative Arts Center

Photography Class

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 or $30 for all four classes in the session, plus a $5 supply fee. To register or for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0851.
WHEN: Mondays and Tuedays; 6:00-8:00pm
WHERE: Creative Arts Center

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

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 361-3640.


Character Trait for October

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Knowing what factors will diminish the effectiveness of my work or words if neglected.

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