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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

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
Guest speaker: To be announced

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

Watercolor Workshop with Barbara Simpson

Dive into this colorful workshop and make your watercolors swim across the paper for wonderful loose and juicy creations. Try a variety of techniques to create different textures to add more interest to your work. Learn new things or to be reintroduced to techniques you have not used in a while. Cost is $65 and most supplies are furnished, but bring your favorite watercolor brush. For more information or to register, contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0854.
WHEN: Saturday, January 17th; 9:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: Creative Arts House

Community Chorus & Prattville Pops Annual Christmas Concert

This annual concert is the perfect way to spend an evening with your family and friends and enjoy traditional holiday favorites and more beautiful music of the season. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.
WHEN: Friday, December 12; 7:00pm
WHERE: Doster Community Center

Holiday Open House

Holiday art and gift items will be featured in this exhibit sponsored by the Prattauga Art Guild. Offering one of a kind gifts that will thrill the receiver! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854.
WHEN: Saturday, December 6th; 2:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Creative Arts Center, Chestnut Street behind City Hall

Prattauga Art Guild Opening Reception

The Prattauga Art Guild will host a reception for their new exhibit, featuring members of the Prattauga Art Guild. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Special Events Office at (334)595-0854.
WHEN: Sunday, November 9th; 2:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Creative Arts Center, Chestnut Street behind City Hall

Christmas Parade

WHEN: Monday, December 1; 7:00pm
WHERE: Downtown Prattville
The event of the Holiday Season, this annual Christmas Parade will make it's way through Downtown Prattville with floats, candy, music, and more to delight both children and adults. Businesses, organizations, and individuals are welcome to take part in this parade. This year's theme is "A Christmas Carol." For information and parade applications, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Visit from Santa

WHEN: Tuesday, November 25; 6:00pm
WHERE: Heritage Park Downtown
The City of Prattville will ring in the Christmas Season with its annual Tree Lighting Event on Tuesday, November 25. This wonderful holiday event will feature the sounds of the Prattville Pops and dancers from local dance troupes. After the tree lighting, there will be a special visit by Santa at the Winter Wonderland by the Fountain. Join in singing your favorite Christmas Carols with the Prattville Community Chorus. These events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.

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

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 November 21 sale begins September 26
when: Set up Friday, January 23, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Sale: Saturday, January 24, 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, October 27-December 1; January 12-February 16
where: Doster Center (Class is 6 weeks)
Fee: $80 per dog, or $40 for repeats (same dog)

For Youth & Children

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 Camp

WHEN: Saturday, November 22
WHERE: Prattville Kindergarten Gym
TIME: 9am-11am
FEE: $10
AGES: 5-14
Camp instructor: Prattville High School Head Basketball Coach Earl Taylor. Enhance and learn basic basketball skills. Must have 20 registered participants by Wednesday, November 19th.

Youth CoEd Basketball

AGES: 5-14 (age on or before September 1)
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


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 Live

WHEN: Friday, December 5th; 7:00pm-10:00pm & Friday, January 16th ; 7:00pm- 10:00pm
WHERE: Doster Community Center
COST: $5 per student
For 5th and 6th grade students of Autauga County. Every child must be on the school roster in order to attend. We encourage all interested parents to chaperone. Children will not be allowed to leave until their parent or guardian arrives to pick them up. This is for your child's safety.

Children's Holiday Art Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, November 22; 10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-3:00pm
Saturday, December 6; 2:00-4:00pm
Saturday, December 13; 10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-3:00pm
WHERE: Creative Arts Center (Beside PPD)
The Holiday Art Season will open with this annual free Children's Art Workshop. Children will be able to create a piece of artwork to keep or to give as a gift to family or friends. This workshop is FREE, but space is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, please contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.


Wiggle & Grow - Jenny Carlson has been an instructor of this class for over 10 years and has most recently been an educator in Germany.

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, encourages creativity movement activities. The children will experience activities that promote
language and listening skills, taking-turns, motor skills and social skills. Parent involvement highly encouraged.

AGES: 1-3yr olds.
DAYS: Monday & Wednesdays (no class on Nov. 24, Dec. 22 or Jan. 19)
LOCATION: Doster Center
TIME: 10am – 10:35am
FEE: $10.00 per person per month

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

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: Nov 24th, 25th / Dec 22nd, 23rd, & Dec 29th & 30th / 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

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.

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

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

Help Parents of Special Needs Children Cope
WHEN: August 28

Help Parents of Special Needs Children Cope
WHEN: September 23

The Effects of Autism on a Family
WHEN: October 27

Ladies Self Defense

Don't be caught off guard! Be alert! Pay attention to your surroundings! This class will spark awareness & teach protection for any age women who may need to brush up on her self-defense
techniques. This class will be taught by a staff member of the Prattville Police Department.

WHEN: Saturday, December 13
TIME: 9am – noon
WHERE: Doster Community Center
MIN/MAX: 8/15
Must call 595-0800 to preregister by September 24

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: 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.

Character Trait for December

IACC Eagle LogoSensitivity
Using my senses to perceive the true attitudes and emotions of others.

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