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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!

Community Chorus 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.

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
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

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) 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, 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

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)


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 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.


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.
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.)

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.

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


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: 9:00am – 4:00pm
FEE: $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

Photography Class with Keith Farrar
Keith is an award-winning photographer and has some amazing work. He loves what he does and is constantly experimenting with different processes. This class is to teach you the basics for your camera, smart phone, etc. If you want to find out what your camera can do and how to do it, this is the class for you. You have a choice of Mondays, April 13-27 OR Tuesdays, April 21-May 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery on Chestnut Street behind City Hall/Police Station. $10 per class with a one time $5 supply fee. Can't beat the price or the instructor! For reservations, contact Cultural Arts/Special Events at 334/595-0851.


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

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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