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PMRC is the "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center at Truxtun Park located at 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403
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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020!
 
To Note:  Zumba® is canceled tomorrow Friday, January 3 and Monday, January 8 at the Stanton Center.
 
Auditions for The Wiz continue next week on Wed Jan 8, Thu Jan 9 and Sat Jan 11. Details are below in the Programs and Events section.
 
Thank you to the 2019 sponsors that made this year's Breakfast with Santa such a hit for all the kids and families that attended – Koons Annapolis Toyota, Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Seeds of Change Ministries and Annapolis Pickleball Club. Check out the pictures from the event!
Programs and Events
girl kicking soccer ball
Seleção Futebol for girls age 4-13 starts January 9!
Sign up now for winter programs starting next week! The winter 2020 program guide is online. Registering for Programs:
  • New Program Registration and payments must be done in person at the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center (PMRC). You MUST bring a valid ID and proof of residency if you live within City of Annapolis limits.
  • Already Enrolled Participants may pay for program registration and childcare over the phone using a credit card as long as no paperwork is needed to complete the transaction.
  • Online Registration is NOW available!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Brown or Ke'Asia Smith.
 
Winter Indoor Soccer Programs for youth age 4 to 13! Held for 8 weeks in the PMRC Aux Gym. Refer to page 10 in the winter program guide for specific details.
  • Christos Youth Soccerstarts Tue Jan 7
    • Age 4-6, 5:30-6:30 pm, #1718
    • Age 7-10, 6:30-7:30 pm, #1719
    • Age 11-13, 7:30-8:30 pm, #1720
  • NEW  Seleção Futebol Girls Soccer Clinicstarts Thu Jan 9
    • Age 4-6, 5:30-6:30 pm, #1721
    • Age 7-10, 6:30-7:30 pm, #1722
    • Age 11-13, 7:30-8:30 pm, #1723
Youth Indoor Tennis for age 4-12
Instruction by Annapolis Area Tennis School. Held for six weeks on the PMRC courts (indoors). Register directly with AATS:
  • Pee Wee for age 4-7, Thursdays, 5-6 pm, starts January 9
  • Beginner for age 8-12, Thursdays, 6-7 pm, starts January 9
Youth Dance Classes
Annapolis Recreation and Parks has partnered with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland to provide professional dance instruction for people of all ages in the Annapolis communities! 2020 will mark a year of change and growth for our dance classes – and we now provide instruction for teens!  Classes begin the week of January 13. Classes meet 2 times per week. The final week each class will have a recital. Held in PMRC Studio A. R $160 / NR $187
 
Ballet, Tap & Jazz Age 3-17
Ballet warm-up, followed by either jazz or ballet movement center floor, ending with tap technique. This class also touches on creative exploration through imagery and props. Students need dance clothes and ballet and tap shoes. Classes begin the week of January 13.
Day                      Time                    Age   Code
Mon/Wed              4:30-5:15 pm        3-4     #1700
Tue/Thu                5:30-6:15 pm        8-10   #1701
Wed/Sat      Wed   5:30-6:15 pm        5-7     #1704
                    Sat     12-12:45 pm
Tue/Sat       Tue    6:45-7:30 pm        14-17  #1705
                    Sat     1-1:45 pm
 
Ballet, Tap & Tumbling Age 3-5
Students will do a ballet warm-up, followed by basic tumbling skills, ending with beginner tap steps. This class will also explore creative movement through various props. Students need dance clothes and ballet and tap shoes. Classes begin the week of January 13.
Day             Time                   Age   Code
Tue/Thu      10-10:45 am         3-4     #1698
Tue/Thu       11-11:45 am         3-5     #1699
 
NEW Sweetheart DanceFriday, February 7, 6:30-8:30 pm
You are cordially invited to the NEW Sweetheart Dance! Formerly the Daddy Daughter Dance, this year we are inviting everyone! This new annual family-friendly Valentine’s Day celebration is open to all parents/caregivers and their children. Come out for an evening of dancing and delicious treats. A special keepsake photograph will be given to each family included in the registration price. Advanced registration required. Each additional child is $15. Dress attire is semi-formal.
City of Annapolis Resident $30 per pair / Non-Resident $35 per pair / $15 each additional child
Held at PMRC in the Meeting Rooms
Register with #1732
 
The Annapolis REACH program seeks youth talent and all aged volunteers to help with its production of The Wiz! Help is wanted for young talent – elementary to high school age – for roles in the upcoming The Wiz musical, as well as volunteers of all ages to help with set design, construction, costumes and general stagehand needs. The performance will be held Saturday, March 14 in Annapolis.
Auditions for performers continues next week at the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center:
  • Wednesday, January 8 at 6 pm
  • Thursday, January 9 at 6 pm
  • Saturday, January 11 at noon
Please bring a monologue from any movie or play and/or a song and dance. Be yourself and have fun! For more information, please email Ron-Shaye Clark or call 302-983-5221.
 
Scholarship Program  for all City Residents (youth and adults)
The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) maintains a Scholarship Fund for youth and adults who are City of Annapolis residents who do not have the financial means to participate in fee-based ARPD recreational programs, memberships and pool passes as long as applicable and approved. (Scholarship funds cannot be used for facility rentals, before/after school child care and “co-sponsored” programs.) Scholarships are awarded by means of account credit, and may or may not cover the entire cost of the program(s). Details about the ARPD Scholarship Program and how to apply can be found online. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Jennings.
Pickleball Fitness picture at PMRC

Pickleball Fitness class held Thursdays at noon!

Two new fitness classesMovement for Motion and Pickleball Fitness!
  • Movement for Motion – Do you struggle to keep up with the kids, sweat walking the dog or wonder if today is going to be the day I fall? This program is designed especially for people with Parkinson's disease, other movement disorders or people who fear falling. Taught by a certified therapist who works on rewiring the mechanisms of the brain so better healthy movement is possible!
    • Instructor Sheri Barnes
    • Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 pm in Studio A
  • Pickleball Fitness – We all know how infectious and just plain fun pickleball is! Join us for a fitness class aimed at agility, speed, strength and endurance as you can get the most out of your pickleball game whatever your level or goals.
    • Instructor Darcy Scaringe
    • Held Thursdays, 12-1 pm in Aux Gym
Studio B is closed for repairs indefinitely. Fitness classes now take place in new locations (Studio A, Aux Gym or Meeting Room 1). With the rain in recent days, the City of Annapolis Public Works Department is determining that the repaired leak is thoroughly fixed before proceeding to the reconstruction of the flooring.
 
Fitness Class Schedule – The fitness class schedule now indicates which room each class is being held. Next to each class time, you will see an A, Aux, C, Track or 1 to indicate the class location being held in Studio A, Aux Gym, Cycling Studio, Indoor Track or Meeting Room 1, respectively. Fitness class descriptions are on the second page of the schedule. For more information about fitness classes, contact Jennifer Jennings. Also, learn about Fitness and Personal Training at PMRC.
 
Rock Wall  Open Climb Hours:
Regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 7 pm
Please check postings at the rock wall for up-to-date information. Cancellations are posted at the Front Desk.
Youth Recreation Programs – please contact Chris Beck if you would like to learn more.
 
Volunteers Needed for the After-School Homework Club! Stanton staff are seeking volunteers to help with the homework club held Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 pm. For more information, please contact Paulette Carroll.
 
Fitness Classes Yoga and Zumba® classes now offered at the Stanton Community Center! For more information, please contact Paulette Carroll.
 
Yoga Combine breath work and deep full body stretching; suitable for all ages and levels. Instructor: Aimee Seal
  • Mondays, 9:30-10:30 am
  • Wednesdays, 12-1 pm
Zumba® Combine high energy and motivating music with moves and combinations to dance away your workout! Fun and easy way to stick to a fitness program to achieve long-term health benefits. Instructor: Betty Lougee
  • Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 am
  • Fridays, 9:30-10:30 am
To Note:  Zumba® is canceled on these upcoming dates:
  • Fri Jan 3
  • Mon Jan 8
Volunteers Needed for the After-School Homework Club! Stanton staff are seeking volunteers to help with the homework club held Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 pm. For more information, please contact Paulette Carroll.
 
Stanton recreation programs are on pages 13 and 14 of the fall 2019 Annapolis Recreation and Parks program guide.
 
Facility Offerings – please contact Debbie Odum for more information about rentals and the following:
Job Readiness Center – This OIC Job Readiness Center provides free Basic Computer Classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm. This is an ongoing course offered every three months. Please call OIC at 443.433.5894 for the next course start date.
Adult Basic Skills Classes are offered at the Stanton Community Center. They are held Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. The fall classes begin this month. For test preparation classes, please call 410.777.1823 or go to Adult Basic Skills Classes. To be eligible for free ABS classes, students must be 16 years or older and officially withdrawn from high school.
AAMC Dental Clinic  443-481.3613. Wednesdays 1 to 4 pm and Fridays 8 am to noon
Youth Services Bureau  410.626.1800
We Care and Friends  410.263.2874. Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm. Contact Larry Griffin for more information.
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GreenScape 2020
Saturday, April 25th!
GreenScape 2020 Meetings
Join us for a City of Annapolis and community investment of beautification, clean-up, and planting in public spaces on Saturday, April 25, 2020! Two organizational meetings will be held at the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center in Meeting Room 3. Plant material order forms are due by the second meeting on Wednesday, March 4. For more information, please e-mail Marisa Wittlinger.
  • First Meeting Wednesday, February 5 at 6 pm
  • Second Meeting Wednesday, March 4 at 6 pm
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