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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

Annual Black History Program

Come join this year’s celebration of Black History with guest speaker, Anthony Brock, Headmaster of Valiant Cross Academy and former Asst. Principal at Prattville Elementary and Principal of the Second Chance Alternative School.
WHEN: Friday, February 24th
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Doster Community Center
ADMISSION: Free

Bikers' Safety Class

Instructor:  Bruce Herbitter
March 4th; 9-11am @ Doster Center
Various bike topics discussed including laws, how to size and adjust a bike for comfort and many more. All ages welcome.
Registration deadline is March 1.

FREE!

Boaters' Safety & Operator Certificate/License Class

March 25th; 8am-4pm @ Doster Center.
Taught by: Trooper Lee Maddox of the Alabama Marine Patrol Division; Various boating topics covered. After passing test, you will receive a certificate in the mail. FREE!
Ages: 12 and up

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

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, March 13-April 17; May 15-June 19 (each class is 6 weeks)
where: Doster Center 
Fee: $80 per dog, or $40 for repeats (same dog)

Finding Your Family Roots

Beginner Genealogy Class - Feb 18th, 25th & March 4th; 12-2pm @ Doster Center.
Instructor: Caroline Horton – President of Autauga Genealogy Society.
This class helps you know where you came from and who your ancestors are. Needed for class – a list of birth, death and marriage information about yourself, your parents, and grandparents. Bring paper and pencil; forms for recording information will be supplied by AGS.
FREE! Registration required.

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 for January 21, 2017 Sale begins Friday, February 3, 2016
WHEN: Set up – Friday, March 10, 3pm – 7pm; Sale – Saturday, March 11, 6am – 12noon

 

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.

Growing Great Readers Workshop

Feb. 7th; 10-10:30am @ Doster Center.
Parents and children are welcome; hands on tools and activities that will help grow a great reader. FREE!
Registration required.

Helping Bullies & Their Victims

March 3rd; 8:30-4pm @ Doster Center.
Speaker: Sekeria Bossie.
Objectives: Understanding bullying behavior, being aware of the types of bullying, increase knowledge of how to deal with the Bullies, etc. CEUs: 6.0 clock hours (NBCC and ABSWE approved). Cost: $75 (lunch on your own).

Kindergarten Readiness Workshop

March 16th; 6-6:30pm @ Doster Center.
Focus on tips that parents can use to make it a successful first year of school for your child.
FREE!
For more information check out Parent to Parent-Montgomery, Alabama on Facebook or email .
Registration required.

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

Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live (5th and 6th grade students)
WHEN: March 31st & May 19th
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.

Spring Break Camp

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 20-24
WHERE: Doster Community Center
TIME: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
FEE: $75 for the week (includes field trip)
AGES: K- 6 grade
MIN/MAX: 10/50

Summer Youth Camp

Let the FUN Begin – Make this summer one to remember at the Parks and Recreation Summer Camp! For ages Pre-K (4 & 5 year olds that are getting ready to start Kindergarten), thru 6th grade (just completed). Swimming at Pratt Pool, fun at the Splash Pad, Camp Butter and Egg, Skarezone 2000, Georgia Animal Safari, going to the movies, playing organized games, and much more!
WHEN: May 30th - until school starts
WHERE: PKS GYM/ Doster Community Center
CAMP HOURS: 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
REGISTRATION: $75.00 (INCLUDES FIELD TRIP SHIRTS; non-refundable)
FEE: $75.00 PER WEEK (WEEKLY FEE REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF ATTENDANCE); ALSO ONE WEEK VACATION WITH ADVANCE NOTICE FROM PROGRAM FOR NON-PAYMENT.
PARENT ORIENTATION: MAY 23rd AT 6PM; DOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER

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:  Feb 20-21
WHERE: Doster Center
TIME: 7:00am-6:00pm
FEE: $20 per day
MIN/MAX: 15/50

For Adults 18+

Bird Watching Trip

The American Bald Eagle has made an overwhelming recovery in numbers since its disreputable low numbers of the 1980’s and increases in particular in the Blackbelt area of Alabama.

The numerous catfish ponds of the Blackbelt has become a magnate drawing Bald Eagles to the area.

At present there are in excess of 300 nesting pair of Bald Eagles in Alabama with the Blackbelt having its share of resident birds and the numbers swell during winter with migrants from Northern areas. On birding trips to the area it is not unlikely to see as many fifteen to twenty birds congregated at the catfish ponds of the Blackbelt.

The City of Prattville is planning a day field trip to the area to view nesting Bald Eagles, migrating waterfowl and long-legged wading birds. The trip will leave from The Doster Memorial Center promptly at 8:00 am on Thursday February 9th. We will be traveling in a 31 passenger bus at a cost of $5.00 each. Contact Betty Hall at (334) 595-0800, to reserve a seat. Lunch will be dutch treat.

We will have two experienced birders on the trip to answer your birding questions.

Charles Kennedy of Greenville, Alabama will join us in Selma. Charles is a long time birder, past president of the 300 member Alabama Ornithological Society, and founder and president of The Alabama Wildbird Conservation Association.

From Jefferson County Alabama and the Birmingham Audubon Society, Richard Cockfield will be along. Richard has birded the Blackbelt for over 25 years, leads a yearly Eagle watching trips to Reelfoot Tenseness, daily count of 150-200 Eagles, and has viewed more Bald Eagles in the Southeast than anyone in Alabama and probably the entire Country.

To better enjoy the trip please bring your binoculars and camera. This will be a relaxing fun trip with good chance to see the American Bald Eagle raising a family and many other migratory birds not normally seen in Autauga County.

bird watching

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.
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.

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: 10 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






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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Realizing that everyone is at varying levels of character development.

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