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

For All Ages

Annual Black History Program

Celebration of Black History! Entertainment for the entire family.
WHEN: Friday, February 19th
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
GUEST SPEAKER: Oscar Berry
WHERE: Doster Community Center
ADMISSION: Free
Celebration of Black History that’s entertainment for the entire family! This year’s guest speaker will be Oscar Berry. Since 2009, Oscar has cultivated vital
relationships with federal, state, and local entities to address the critical needs of Alabama communities, advocating on behalf of over 1.3 million constituents across 28 counties and 2 Congressional Districts.

Community Chorus Spring Dinner Concert

This annual event features a concert and a wonderful meal for one low price. Your choice of either Thursday, April 14, or Friday, April 15. The cost is $20 per person and tickets can be purchased on line or by calling the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854. Space is limited, so make your reservations early.
DATES: April 14th and 15th
LOCATION: Doster Community Center
FEE: $20 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

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 9 - June 13.
where: Doster Center (Class is 6 weeks)
Fee: $80 per dog, or $40 for repeats (same dog)

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 29th for the Saturday, March 12th sale.
The set-up for the March 12th sale is Friday, March 11th from 3-7pm

Registration begins (no sooner than) April 29th for the Saturday, May 21st sale.
The set-up for the May 21st sale is Friday, May 20th 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.

Prattville Pops Spring Concert

This annual concert is fast becoming a favorite of music enthusiasts, with the theme of all marches. The concert starts at 2:00pm and is free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert with your family and friends. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854 or visit the website at pops.prattvilleal.gov.
DATE: March 13th
LOCATION: Pratt Park Amphitheatre.

Stepping in Shape

“Stepping In Shape”
Instructor: Fredriatta Brown-Greene – has been teaching Line Dance for 7 years.
Don’t be the one sitting at dances and events while friends and family are up showing off their moves. Learn the steps and get up and dance. Learn line dance moves while stepping away the pounds, and getting in better shape. Its great entertainment & fellowship.
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month
Where: Doster Center
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Starts: July 7th
Fee per class: $10 per class (must pre-register)
Ages 6 & up

For Youth & Children

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 12
Where: Doster Community Center
Grades: K-6
Transportation provided.
Registration fee: $20 per child. Weekly fee $35 per child.

After School Program Parent Handbookpdf

Etiquette Class

Essential manners and Concepts, Dinner and Table Etiquette, Social media Etiquette and Safety, Essentials of being a lady/gentleman, Etiquette with other adult, Social Etiquette and Conflict Resolution are the topics they will cover. There will be hands on activities where they will be practicing and demonstrate the skills they are learning.
AGES: 10 – 15
DATE: Feb 20, 27 & March 5
TIME: 9am – 12noon
PLACE: Doster Community Center
FEE: $50.00 for pre-registration, $65.00 after 10 (work days) prior to event.

Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live (5th and 6th grade students)
WHEN: February 12th
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 21-25
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, going on exciting field trips to Splash Adventure, Camp Chandler, Planetarium, Lanark, Montgomery Zoo, Harriot II Riverboat, playing at the Splashpad, going to the movies, playing organized games, and much more!
WHEN: May 31st - until school starts
WHERE: PKS GYM/ Doster Community Center
CAMP HOURS: 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
REGISTRATION: Starts April 1st, $75.00 (INCLUDES FIELD TRIP SHIRTS)
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 pre-register at the Doster Community Center)

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: February 15 and February 16
Time: 7:00am-6:00pm
Where: Doster Community Center
Fee: $20 per day
Ages: K-6 grade
Min/Max: 15/50

Youth Art Show

Submit artwork for the 2016 Youth Art Show sponsored by the Prattauga Art Guild. Youth in grades K-12 in Autauga County or taking classes in Prattville may submit artwork for this fun art exhibit for students. The art show will be held in conjunction with Prattville City Fest on May 7, with a reception and awards presentation. Work will hang at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery through May 20. For more information contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.
DATES: April 22nd and 23rd
LOCATION: Prattville Creative Arts Center

Youth CoEd Basketball

AGES: 5-14 (age on or before September 1)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 30
GAMES START: Saturday, January 9, 2015
FEE: $45.00 per child ($10.00 additional non-city limit residents) includes jersey
COACHES MEETING: December 3rd, 6 pm; PKS Gym

Youth Money Management & Budgeting

History and value of money, basic money skills, need vs wants, earning and spending money, saving and budgeting, writing checks, checking accounts and check book/registers, how to make change and other practice skills. There will be hands on practicing skills on learning to earn money, budget money and do the math. Calculators are allowed.
AGES: 10 – 15
DATE: Feb 20, 27 & March 5
TIME: 1pm – 4pm
PLACE: Doster Community Center
FEE: $50.00 for pre-registration, $65.00 after 10 (work days) prior to event.

Youth Soccer

Youth Spring Soccer

Online registration!!!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 29th
COACHES MEETING: Ages 3, 5, 7, and 9 & under will be Tuesday, March 8th @ 6:00 pm; Doster Center Ages 11, 13, and 18 & under will be Thursday, March 10th @ 6:00 pm; Doster Center
PRACTICES START: The week of March 14th
GAMES START: April 2nd
PLAY DAYS: Saturdays, with a possibility of some weeknight games
AGE GROUP: 3 yrs. old, 5 & under, 7 & under, 9 & under, 11 & under, 13 & under, 18 & under
FEE: $50.00 per child (additional $10.00 non-city limit resident)

If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our Athletic Director Russ Sanders at (334) 595-0800 or

For Adults 18+

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.
First and Third 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.

Painting with Sarita Gish

This class is a relaxed class for all levels of ability from beginner to advanced. One-on-one instruction in all painting/drawing media. Cost is $45 per month for Prattauga Art Guild members or $55 per lesson for non-members, plus $5 per month supply fee. To register or for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0851.
WHEN: Tuedays; 1:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Creative Arts Center

Photography Class

Photography Class with Keith Farrar

Keith shares his knowledge of digital and standard photography as well as old processes. Students bring their favorite equipment for taking photographs--cameras, smart phones, note pads, etc. Take photos in and around the Prattville Creative Arts Center, art garden and Autauga Creek Walk and learn how to process those shots. Cost is $10 per class or $30 for all four classes in the session, plus a $5 supply fee. To register or for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (334) 595-0851.
WHEN: Mondays and Tuedays; 6:00-8:00pm
WHERE: Creative Arts Center

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: Wednesdays & Fridays
Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $30 per person per month
Min/Max: 10/25

Family Workshops

SPEAKER: SEKERIA BOSSIE
MARCH 14
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR ADOLESCENTS
8:30-9 REGISTER / 9-12:30 TRAINING
OBJECTIVES
• Discuss common conflicts
• Discuss decision making steps
• Discuss confidentiality, privileged communication, parental consent, informed consent, competency, limits of confidentiality and parents’ rights
• Discuss the importance of consultation
FEE: $50.00

MAY 6
COUNSELING THE HOPELESS
8:30-9 REGISTER / 9-4:30 TRAINING
OBJECTIVES
• Discuss types and symptoms of depression
• Discuss the biopsychosocial impact of depression
• Discuss counseling techniques of depression
• Understand how to use assessment tools to gauge progress
• Discuss overall benefits of counseling

REACTIVITY IN FAMILIES
8:30-9 REGISTER / 9-4:30 TRAINING
OBJECTIVES
• Define reactivity
• Discuss reactivity – couples, parent child relationships
• Review reactivity assessment tool
• Discuss how to address reactivity in families with counseling
FEE: $75.00

LOCATION: 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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Concentrating on the person or task before me.

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