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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

Boater Safety & Operator Certificate

Ages: 12 and up
Taught by: 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." At the end of class you have passed and will receive a certificate in the mail.
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Place: Doster Community Center
Min./Max. 10/75 Call now 595-0800 to sign up for the class.

Fee:  FREE!

Fountain City Arts Festival

WHEN: Saturday, March 28th
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
WHERE: Pratt Park
ADMISSION: Free
The 10th Annual Fountain City Arts Festival will feature an Artist Village, Children's creative pavilion, entertainment, art demonstrations, children's play areas, and food. This festival is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0854.

Fountain City Arts Festival Dinner

WHEN: Saturday, March 14th
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - Silent Auction; 7:00p.m. - Black Tie Dinner
WHERE: Marriott Legends
Honoree Dinner honoring The Swampers of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. The world famous recording studio and musicians have recorded with some of the most noted musicians of all times, including Aretha Franklin, Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Traffic, just to name a few! For ticket or sponsor information, contact the Special Events office at (334)595-0854.

Community Chorus Spring Dinner Concert

ANNUAL SPRING DINNER CONCERT
Thursday, April 23, or Friday, April 24
This annual dinner concert will feature a performance by the Prattville Community Chorus with music by the Prattville Pops. Dinner starts at 6:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.

March Madness Concert

March 29th

MARCH MADNESS CONCERT BY PRATTVILLE POPS. This fun, musical event begins at 2pm at the Amphitheatre at Pratt Park and will feature all marches. Free. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.

The Odd Couple: Female Version

Prattville's Way Off Broadway Theatre has announced that it will present Neil Simon's The Odd Couple: Female Version beginning March 13 and running weekends through the end of March at our theatre, 203 W. 4th Street.

The play takes place in New York City in 1985. Unger and Madison are at it again—Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Simon's contemporary comic classic female version. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Costazuela brothers—but the hilarity remains the same.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854 or email wobt@prattvilleal.gov

Singing Valentines

February 13th COMMUNITY CHORUS SINGING VALENTINES
This annual event has become one of our community's favorite way to say I love you! $25 buys 2 love songs, a rose and a card delivered by the Community Chorus. For more information or to reserve your slot, call the Special Events office at 595-0854.

Who Am I Exhibit

February 1st-28th

WHO AM I: Growing Up in the Foster System, an art exhibit in conjunction with Black History Month, featuring paintings by artist, Onicas Gaddis, with photography and social commentary by Lauren Wade. Prattville Creative Arts Center on Chestnut St. Reception Sunday, February 1st, 2-4pm. Free. For more information, call the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.

Intro to Fly Fishing

For anglers ages 14 and older. Anglers 16-64 will need a freshwater fishing license.
SPONSORED BY: Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division and Prattville Bass Pro Shop. Casting a fly rod is different than casting other fishing rods. Anglers will learn the traditional forward cast and the roll cast. Participants will get into Autauga Creek to learn about aquatic ecology and stream fishing and have an opportunity to tie their own fly.Clothing and shoes to get wet will be needed on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Space limited, so register early. MINI/MAX: 8/12
WHEN/TIME/PLACE:
Friday, May 1st 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Doster Center Saturday, May 2nd 8:30am–11:30am & 1:00pm – 2:30pm at the Doster Center Sunday, May 3rd 1:30pm-4:30pm Pratt Park Pavilion (by pool)
FEE: $5.00 per person

16th Annual Black History Program

Come join us as we celebrate Black History! Free entertainment for the entire family.
WHEN: Friday, February 20th; 6:00pm
WHERE: Doster Community Center
ADMISSION: FREE
Guest speaker: Jason Wallace. He is a native of Prattville, where he played and coached football at Prattville High School. Prior to moving to Florence, AL, Jason served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for PHS from 2005-2011. He is now the head coach for the Florence Falcons football team.

Mardi Gras Parade

The City of Prattville will kick off the Mardi Gras season on Saturday, January 31, with the Annual Mardi Gras Parade. There will be fun activities for the kids, lots of food, music and arts and crafts. The fun starts at 11:00 a.m. with children's activities and great food, then at 2:00 p.m. the parade will roll through Downtown Prattville. There will be beads and candy, floats, antique cars, horses and more. Bring out the family and laissez les bons temps rouler! For a parade application or more information, contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0854.
WHEN: Saturday, January 31st; 2:00pm
WHERE: Downtown Prattville

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) January 30th for the Saturday, March 21st sale.
The set-up for the March 21st sale is Friday, March 20th from 3-7pm

Registration begins (no sooner than) April 24th for the Saturday, May 23rd sale.
The set-up for the May 23rd sale is Friday, May 22nd 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, January 12-February 16; March 16-April 20; May 11-June 15.
where: Doster Center (Class is 6 weeks)
Fee: $80 per dog, or $40 for repeats (same dog)

For Youth & Children

Free Children's Art Event

February 7th, 10am-Noon
In conjunction with Black History month; Children will create artwork and learn about various artists throughout history. Ages 6-15. This workshop is free, but space is limited and registration is required. For information or to register, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.

Youth League Wrestling

Children will be offered instruction in the rules and techniques of collegiate style wrestling. The youth league will teach sportsmanship, discussions and techniques to improve self-confidence and the opportunity to compete against other youth of the same age group and weight class.
AGES: K-6th Grade
REGISTRATION: Begins Nov 3rd. First practice is Nov. 10th. Register at Doster Community Center
COST: $45 per child
PRACTICE TIMES: Mon. and Thurs.; 6:30-7:30pm
PRACTICE LOCATION: Prattville High School Wrestling Building

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)

Youth CoEd Basketball

AGES: 5-14 (age on or before September 1)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 21
PRACTICE STARTS: The first week of December
PRACTICE DATES: Two days per week (no Wednesdays)
GAMES START: Saturday, January 10, 2015
GAMES END: Saturday, February 28, 2015
FEE: $45.00 per child ($10.00 additional non-city limit residents)
COACHES MEETING: Tuesday, November 25, 6 pm; Doster Community Center

Kickball

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.

Friday Night Jam/Live

Friday Night Jam (7th and 8th grade students)
When: February 13th


Friday Night Live (5th and 6th grade students)
WHEN: April 17th
TIME: 7:00-10:00p.m.
WHERE: Doster Community Center
FEE: $5.00 per child
Friday Night Live dances are for 5th & 6th grades and Friday Night Jam dances are for 7th & 8th grades who are 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.

Kindermusik

Parent involvement required. This wonderful 35 minute music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing and playing instruments with you and their new friends and you'll love helping them practice a wide variety of abilities and skills. Child safe instruments encourage creativity-movement activities. Get-up-and-move with group dances and fun musical activities. The children will experience activities, turns, motor skills and social skills. Ages 1-3 yr. olds.
WHEN: One day a week.
MONDAYS- 10:00am – 10:35am 1-3 year olds,
(No class Feb.16th, Presidents Day & March 30th, Spring Break)
TUESDAYS- 9:15am-9:50am for 1-3 year olds (no class March 31st, Spring Break),
WEDNESDAYS- 10:00am – 10:35am 1- 3 year olds (no class April 1st, for Spring Break) & April 8th.
WHERE: Doster Community Center
FEE: $10.00 per child, per class; monthly sign-ups encouraged.

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 18
Where: Doster Community Center
Grades: K-6
Transportation provided.
Registration fee: $20 per child. Weekly fee $35 per child; $30 for additional child. Daily fee: $20.

After School Program Parent Handbookpdf

Summer Youth Camp

Let the FUN Begin – Spend your summer with us going on exciting field trips, playing organized games, crafts and swimming.
REGISTRATION STARTS: April 1st
PARENT ORIENTATION: Tuesday, May 26th
WHEN: June 1st – until school starts
WHERE: Prattville Kindergarten Gym/ Doster Community Center
TIME: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION: $75.00 (includes field trip shirts) (non-refundable)
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.)

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: Jan 5th (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

Spring Break Camp

K-6th grades. Field trips, games activities & arts-n-crafts. Child must bring lunch and 2 snacks unless otherwise instructed. Fee must be paid in full no later than 3 working days before the week of camp.
WHEN: March 30th – April 3rd
WHERE: Doster Center
TIME: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
FEE: $50 for the week or $20 per day
AGES: K- 6 grade
MIN/MAX: 15/50

For Adults 18+

Adult Painting Class

WITH ARTIST, DONNA PATE. Beginner to intermediate oil class using a limited palette.
Tuesdays, April 7th-28th, 6-8pm. Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery on Chestnut Street behind City Hall/Police Station.
For more information or to register for this class, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.

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 (toning) & 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.

Family Workshops

WITH INSTRUCTOR SEKERIA BOSSIE

March 14th - Parental Expectations and Its Effects on the Parent Child Relationship
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 11th
TRAINING OBJECTIVES: Understand parental expectations, how it changes over time and the various concepts that impact it. Be familiar with the ways that parental expectations affect parents and the child separately as well as the family unit Explore how social workers and counselors can assist parent(s), the child, and the family unit.

APRIL 18TH - HELPING PARENTING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN COPE
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 15th
TRAINING OBJECTIVES: Define "special needs children" and identify common types of special needs. Discuss the manifestations of characteristics or behaviors the impact parents. Discuss the role of parent education. Provide awareness of what clinicians can do to be effective with this population.

TIME FOR EACH: 9:00am – 4:00pm
FEE FOR EACH: $75.00 per person per class (includes lunch)
WHERE: Doster Community Center
CEU statement: NBCC and ABSWE approved for 6.0 contact hours (per workshop).
MINI/MAX: 10/50

Painting with Sarita Gish

Tuesdays from 1-4pm. Adult painting class with artist Sarita Gish. Classes are $50 month, plus a $10 supply fee. Special discount for Prattauga Art Guild members. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.

Photography Class

Get out your cameras, smart phones, tablets, Brownie cameras or whatever you like to use for your photos and sign up for the new photography class with instructor Keith Farrar. Mr. Farrar is an accomplished and award-winning photographer and is offering a workshop that will be great for anyone who wants to know more about what their camera can do and what they can do to improve their photography.

The workshop is open to photographers and students ages 15 and over and will be held on Tuesdays beginning on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery on Chestnut Street behind City Hall/Police Station. The cost is just $10 per class or $40 for all five classes if paid in advance, plus a small supply fee of $5. Classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays (2 separate sessions, as noted below).

To reserve your space or for more information, please contact the Cultural Arts and Special Events Office at 334/595-0854. Space is limited and reservations are required.

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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: Every Wednesday & Friday
Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $30 per person per month
Min/Max: 10/25






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