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Garden City Recreation Department News: February 21, 2012

2012 Garden City Pool Applications Now Available

Get a head start on the summer. 2012 Garden City Pool applications have been sent to all residents! Check out the ‘Splash,’ see all the great events planned, and join us for another summer of ‘Fun in the Sun’ at the GC Pool.” If you did not receive your application, please visit our website at or visit our Administrative Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Please note – our Swim Lesson Registration Form was inadvertently left out of the mailing. If you need this form you may download it from our website or visit our office for a copy. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade he/she will be entering in September and the session and class code for which you are registering with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment of $15 for each child with your pool application. A separate $15 check must be enclosed for each child. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

In case of inclement weather, the Recreation Department’s website will be updated to show program cancellations. Please visit the website at to see if any event is canceled or postponed due to the elements.
Preschool Time in St. Paul’s Field House

St. Paul’s Field House will have open time for parents to play with their children during the winter months. This program will run six weeks beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14 according to the following schedule:

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to noon

Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to noon

The gym will be monitored but parents are responsible for their child’s activities. Absolutely no bats, sticks, or riding toys of any kind will be allowed in the gym. This program will run through the end of March.

Registration for Winter Zumba Begins

Zumba is the newest adult activity we offer! If you enjoy exercise that keeps you moving while enjoying great music, these classes are for you. The following classes for adults will be offered by the Recreation Department:

Zumba Tuesdays at 8 p.m. 12 weeks $108

Zumba Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. 12 weeks $108

Zumba Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. 12 weeks $108

All classes are led by Felicia Lovaglio, director of the Dance Conservatory and adjunct professor at Adelphi. Each class is one hour long and will be held in Cluett Hall. All classes began the week of Feb. 7. To register for any of these classes, fill out the form below and return to the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue with a check made payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

Holiday Gym Program

During the February Recess, the Garden City Recreation Department will offer a gym program for children in the St. Paul’s Field House from Tuesday Feb. 21 through Friday, Feb. 24. This program is open to youngsters of the Inc. Village of Garden City only.

The schedule will be as follows:

Kindergarten and first grade: 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Second and third grades: 10:30 a.m. to noon

 Fourth, fifth, and sixth grades – noon to 2 p.m.

For grades seven to 12 – the field house will be open for supervised open play from 2 to 6 p.m. For further information, please call the Recreation Office at 465-4075.

Adult Art Classes at Cluett Hall

Beginning Feb. 17, the Recreation Department is offering an adult pastel class taught by Arleen Ruth Urban. This class is open to adult residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Our classes will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in Cluett Hall at St. Paul’s. The cost of the 10-week program will be $110 (Supplies are bought on your own — a supply list will be handed out at the first class).

This program will teach the beginner as well as advanced student the art of painting portraits and landscapes/still life in pastels from photographs. Students will be given the option of dividing each three-hour session between portrait or landscape, or they may concentrate solely on the subject of their choice.

Demonstrations will be available as needed throughout the program. Each student will receive the individual attention required to work at his or her own pace and level of expertise. Arleen Ruth Urban, the instructor for this program, is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A winner of numerous awards, her commissioned portraits hang in the many Garden City homes.

To register for our Pastel Class, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.