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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 Form . Be sure to check the SPORTS pages for those programs.

For All Ages

Farmers' Market

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Professional Ethics Workshop

Instructor: Sekeria Volece 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. The primary objectives of this training are for participants to gain knowledge and practice skills related to ethical responsibilities to clients and the client relationship, ethical responsibilities to colleagues/relationships with other professionals, ethical responsibilities in professional settings, social work, and counselor professional responsibility and method to resolve ethical issues.
WHEN: June 17th
WHERE: Doster Community Center
TIME: 9:00am - 4:00pm (break for lunch)
FEE: $45.00 per person
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 13th

Canoe, Kayak & Stand-Up Paddle Board Safety

Taught by: Alabama Marine Police
Frank Cartwright
Boating safety and laws for canoes, kayaks & stand-up paddleboards will be covered. Volunteers with the Autauga Creek Trails will demonstrate the various strokes for each vessel. Bring your Universal or Coast Guard Approved life jacket to be inspected by the Alabama Marine Police. Bring your own canoe, kayak or paddleboard, some will be available to use for the demo. (Note: If you're planning future night trips bring your flashlight to be evaluated for legal brightness.) In case of rain, the event will be at the Doster Community Center. Call to register 334-595-0800. All ages
welcome.
WHEN: Saturday, June 14
TIME: 10am - 12noon
WHERE: Autauga Creek, behind City Hall
FREE!

Canoe Trail Fun Run

Spend some time with family and friends and try out Prattville’s Autauga Creek canoe trail (at your own risk). You must provide your own equipment, (canoe, kayak, paddleboard, life jackets sunglasses, drinking water, sunblock, etc.) No glass or alcoholic beverages allowed.
After dropping off your canoe at the starting point and taking your vehicle to the ending point, a bus will be waiting to shuttle you back to the starting point. The last shuttle will be at 9:45am.
WHEN: Saturday, June 7
WHERE: Starts at Creek Walk behind the PPD; Ends at Co. Rd. 4 take out on Rueben Road
TIME: 10:00am- until (weather permitting)
FREE!!!

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 a.m.
When: Starting February 5, Every Wednesday & Friday
Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $25 per person per month
Min/Max: 10/25

Computer Classes

Call 361-3697 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

Time to clean and get rid of unwanted but good items. Rent your booth and set up the evening before the sale. Guns, weapons, tobacco & alcohol CANNOT be sold on the premises.

(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.

Registration for May 17 begins April 25
when: Set up Friday, May 16, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Sale: Saturday, May 17, 6 a.m.-Noon
where: Doster Center

Registration for July 19 begins May 2
when: Set up Friday, July 18, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Sale: Saturday, July 19, 6 a.m.-Noon
where: Doster Center

Registration for September 20 begins July 29
when: Set up Friday, September 19, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Sale: Saturday, September 20, 6 a.m.-Noon
where: Doster Center

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, January 13-February 17; March 17-April 21
where: Doster Center (Class is 6 weeks)
Fee: $80 per dog, or $40 for repeats (same dog)

For Youth & Children

Missoula Summer Youth Theatre

Monday, July 21- Saturday, July 26. This week long theatre camp helps to develop life skills for children, focusing on creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills and self esteem. This professional touring group teaches all about the theatre from props and costumes to producing and directing and, of course, acting in a fun and informative style. Cost for this camp is $50 and children will bring a sack lunch. For more information about this fun summer theatre camp or to make your reservations, contact the Prattville Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.

Summer Art Camp

Dates: June 9-13; June 23-27; July 7-11 These week long camps will feature different art projects each day and will include projects in painting, mixed media, clay, and more. Students will have a fun time creating artwork and learning new processes. Cost is $150 a week and all supplies are furnished. Hours are from 9am-3pm. Students will bring a sack lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Space is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.

Summer Youth Camp

Let the FUN Begin – ...Again Spend your Summer going on exciting field trips, playing organized games, crafts and special entertainment.
REGISTRATION STARTS: TUESDAY, APRIL 1
WHEN: JUNE 2 – UNTIL SCHOOL STARTS
WHERE: PKS GYM/ DOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER
TIME: 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
REGISTRATION: $75.00 (INCLUDES FIELD TRIP SHIRTS)
FEE: $70.00 PER WEEK OR $20.00 PER DAY
Weekly and daily fee required regardless of attendance. Also, one week vacation with advance notice from program for non-payment.

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 19
Where: Doster Community Center
Grades: K-6
Afternoon snack & transportation provided.
Registration fee: $20 per child. Weekly fee $35 per child. Daily fee: $20.

After School Program Parent Handbookpdf

Vacation Club Days

When school is out and parents have to work...all day activities and some field trips! Payment deadline: Monday before the week of Vacation Club Day. Snack provided, bring lunch unless otherwise advised.
When: May 29 (must have 15 participants registered by the deadline of the Monday prior to each date listed.)
Time: 7:30am-5:30pm
Where: Doster Community Center
Fee: $20 per day
Ages: K-6 grade
Min/Max: 15/50

Remote Controlled Boat Demo

The Prattville Model Boat Club will be demonstrating remote control boats of various styles and sizes. Bring the family and a picnic lunch and enjoy the show.
date: May 17
time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
place: Pratt Park Pond
FREE!

Youth Swimming Lessons

Registration-SwimmingLessons.pdf

Youth Swimming Lessons

$50.00 per child (additional $10 for residents outside of the city limits) there will be no refunds once a session begins. Days lost to inclement weather will not be made up.

10:15 - 11 AM; 11:05 - 11:50 AM; 5:40 - 6:25 PM

1ST SESSION: JUNE 2- JUNE 13
2ND SESSION: JUNE 16- JUNE 27
3RD SESSION: JUNE 30- JULY 11
4TH SESSION: JULY 14- JULY 25

IF YOU ARE 18 OR OLDER AND INTERESTED IN TAKING ADULT SWIM LESSONS, PLEASE CALL 595-0808.

Spring Break Camp

K-6th grade. Field trips, games activities & arts-n-crafts. Child must bring lunch and 2 snacks unless otherwise instructed.
when: March 24-28; 7:30am-5:30pm
where: Doster Center
Fee: $50 for the week or $20 per day. Fee must be paid in full no later than 3 working days before the week of camp (Must have 15 participants registered).
Min/Max: 10/50.

For Adults 18+

Adult Water Aerobics

Come and stay cool while you get a cardio workout as well as toning.
TIME: 6:30pm - 7:15pm
WHEN: Tuesdays & Thursdays (in June and July)
WHERE: Pratt Pool
FEE: $25.00 per person per month
Min/max: 15/50
AGES: 18 and up

Family Workshops

WORKSHOPS:
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; $45.00 per person
WHERE: Doster Community Center
Instructor: Sekeria Volece Bossie

REUNIFYING AND STRENGTHENING FAMILIES
Learn about the history of social work, philosophy, values and purpose of family preservation and reunification services.
WHEN: March 18
Registration deadline: March 14

WORKING WITH ANGRY AND UNCOOPERATIVE CLIENTS
Become familiar with reason clients are angry, learn various strategies and additional intervention methods that facilitate personal growth
WHEN: April 15
Registration deadline: April 11

HELPING YOUTH CONTROL THEIR ANGER
Identify effective ways that youth can manage their stress, learn to communicate the concept of emotional intelligent and the importance of the role of empathy and the concept of assisting you in becoming motivated to change.
WHEN: May 14
Registration deadline: May 9

Prattville Area Cycling Enthusiasts - PACE

Join our group on Facebook and see the fun exciting rides we schedule. Rides consist of different degrees of difficulty, length and skill levels. Also, find a ride partner to keep you motivated and encouraged.

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.
When:

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays; 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Saturdays; 7-8 a.m.
Sundays; 5-6 p.m.

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






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.

 
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