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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

Let's Fly a Kite

April is National Kite Month. Bring or build your own kite and come join in on the fun. Please call to get your name on the list, so we will know how many to expect.
DATE: Saturday, April 5
TIME: 10:00am until noon
PLACE: Cooter's Pond Upper Level

FREE event!

Fountain City Quilt Show

Quilts, wearable art and vintage quilts on display. Enter your quilt projects. Ribbons awarded.

Entry fee per quilt: TBA
Maximum charge: TBA;
When: Sat., Mar. 1: 9am - 5pm
Sun., Mar. 6: 1pm - 4pm
Where: Doster Community Center
Admission: $3.00 per person

Pine Needle Basketry Basics

Instructor: Talitha Norris
Learn the basics of pine needles basketry, an old craft with a long history. You will start with a wooden bottom and pine needles and complete the class with a basket of your own design. Depending on the size, you can go home with a completed basket. Fee includes all supplies.

When: Feb. 8
Registration deadline: Feb. 5 (must pre-register)
Where: Doster Community Center
Ages: 12 & up
Fee: $65.00/person
Min/Max: 8/10
Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Boater Safety & Operator Class

Boater Safety & Operator Certificate/License Class – FREE!!!!
Taught by: Officer Frank Cartwright and Officer Lee Maddox of the Alabama Marine Police.
Topics covered are..... Knowing Your Boat, Before Going out on a Boat, Boat Operation and Safety, The Legal Requirements of Boating," Boating Emergencies and What to Do," and Water Sports with a Boat." On the second day you will test and once you have passed you will receive a certificate in the mail. You will need to take the certificate to the probate office and get the "V" endorsement added to your license.
Ages: 12 and up
Date: March 25-26
Time: 6pm-9pm
Place: Doster Community Center
Min/Max: 10/75
Call now 595-0800 to sign up for the class

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 January 25 begins November 1
when: Set up Friday, January 24, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Sale: Saturday, January 25, 6 a.m.-Noon
where: Doster Center

Registration for March 15 begins February 21
when: Set up Friday, March 14, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Sale: Saturday, March 15, 6 a.m.-Noon
where: Doster Center

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

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)

Annual Black History Program

Celebration of Black History! Entertainment for the entire family.
Attorney Vicky Underwood Toles - grew up in Prattville, AL, in Autauga County. After graduating from Prattville High School, she completed the necessary studies at The University of Alabama and received her Juris Doctorate Degree in 1997. Attorney Toles has taught Law classes at Auburn University of Montgomery. She began practicing law in May, 1997 with the law firm of Chestnut, Sanders, Sanders & Pettiway in Selma, AL, and worked with the Montgomery County District Attorney from 1998 to 2002.
When: Friday, February 7th
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Doster Community Center
Speaker: Attorney Vicky Underwood Toles
Emcee: OJ Howard

Bark in the Park

The Parks and Recreation Department and the Prattville-Autauga Humane Society will host a fun-filled day for the whole family – bring your favorite furry friend or adopt one! (all pets must be up to date on their shots and on a leash). A variety of activities will be available for pets and family.
WHEN: Saturday, April 26, (rainout date April 27)
WHERE Cooters Pond Upper Level

For Youth & Children

Friday Night Live/Jam



Friday Night Live dances are for 5th & 6th grades and Friday Night Jam dances are for 7th & 8th grades. Students of Autauga County Schools. Every child must be on the school roster in order to attend. We encourage all interested parents to chaperone along with Parks and Recreation staff. If you are interested in chaperoning, you must register by calling the office the day before the dance. Children will not be allowed to leave until their parent or guardian arrives to pick them up. This is for your child’s safety.
TIME: 7:00-10:00P.M.

Summer Youth Camp

Let the FUN Begin – ...Again Spend your Summer going on exciting field trips, playing organized games, crafts and special entertainment.
TIME: 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
FEE: $70.00 PER WEEK OR $20.00 PER DAY
Weekly fee required regardless of attendance and the daily fee is required with for the number of specified days per week; 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

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+

Family Workshops

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

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

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

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

Belly Dancing Workshop

Instructor: Maya Salm is originally from Brazil. Learn the basics while you unveil the mystery of belly dance and start the New Year with this EMPOWERING workshop!
WHEN: Fridays, March 7 – April 11
WHERE: Upper Kingston Community Center (must pre-register at the Doster Community Center)
TIME: 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
FEE: 75.00 per person (Includes 2 free CD's)
AGES: 18 & up Min/Max: 10/25

Grant Writing & Non-Profit Class

Learn Grant writing skills that can land you funds. How to become a Non-Profit. Learn grant writing terminology, about various available funding sources. The class will write a grant and be taught how they are scored. Hands on Grant Workshop that has been proven to be a success. Register now limited slots.
Date: April 12
Where: Doster Community Center
Time: 10:00am – noon
Fee: $40.00
Min/Max: 10/25

Certified Medical Assistant

Taught by: Certified Allied Health Care-Instructor: LaShana Jones.

Ages 18 and up. You must have a copy of your high school diploma or GED. Upon completion of this 6 week course you will receive your National Certification. Job placement assistance will be available. All books, material and State Board Test included in fee.

Evening class: February 10-March 19; April 1-May 7
Days/Time: Tues. & Wed. 6pm-8pm

Morning class: February 10-March 19; April 1-May 7
Days/Time: Tues. & Wed. 9:00am-11am

Min/Max: 10/25
Fee: $850.00 per person
Call 595-0800 for more info.

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.

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.

Powder Puff Mechanics

Taught by City of Prattville Vehicle Maintenance Department
Ladies basic maintenance on a car. Class topics will cover changing tires, tire pressure and abnormal wear and how to air up tires. Oil change, checking fluids, checking belts, recognizing unusual noises of the vehicle. Abnormal smells and wiper blade replacement.
dates: Tuesday, January 28
time: 6pm
place: Doster Center
fee: $10 per person; minimum of 10 for class to make.
Must pre-register at Doster 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.

Character Trait for April

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Approaching a need, a task, or an idea from a new perspective.

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