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TODDLER TIME

TODDLING TOWARDS ART

Ages 18 months - 3 years. We'll combine arts and crafts with popular children's songs. Each toddler must be accompanied by an adult. No fee. Min. 4; Max. 15.
Pre-registration is required and opened 7 days prior to each class date.
Day: Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Rd.

SNOW WAY      Activity # 9061.419

January might be almost over, but we're still having lots of snowy fun!
Day: 1/29, Pre-register by 1/28

LA LA LOVE     Activity # 9062.419

Love is in the air! Join us for some lovely crafts. 
Day: 2/12, Pre-register by 2/11

GOING GREEN     Activity # 9063.419

Gather up the little leprechauns for some St. Patrick's day fun!
Day: 3/5, Pre-register by 3/4

APRIL FOOLS     Activity # 9064.119

No fools here! We'll create some silly crafts.
Day: 4/2, Pre-register by 4/1

BUTTERFLY AWAY     Activity # 9065.119

Flutter like a butterfly and fly away with us!
Day: 4/23, Pre-register by 4/22

ALL ABOUT MOM     Activity # 9066.119

Even though mother's day has passed, we're still celebrating mom!
Day: 5/14, Pre-register by 5/13

 

GIGGLES & WIGGLES

Ages 18 months - 3 years. Check out our NEW Imagination Playground! During this interactive playtime for toddlers, we will wiggle to music, giggle with friends, and have a whole lot of fun! All toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. No fee. Min. 4; Max. 15.
Pre-registration is required and opens 7 days prior to each class date.
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE
Day: Friday, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

1/25 Act # 9051.419

2/8 Act # 9052.419

2/22 Act # 9053.419

3/8 Act # 9054.419

3/22 Act # 9055.119

4/5 Act # 9056.119

5/3 Act # 9058.119

5/17 Act # 9059.119

5/31 Act # 9060.119

 

 

PRE-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

YO-PLAY-GA

Ages 2-5. Reaching to our toddler toes and back up like the flower grows. We'll use music to stretch our imaginations and mini muscles while laughing and having fun! Bring a yoga mat and water. No fee. Min. 4; Max. 15.
Pre-registration is required and opens 7 days prior to each class day.
Day: Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 noon
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

YOGI AND THE FROG      Activity # 9028.419

Celebrate valentine's day in a fun yogi way! We'll open our hearts and help the frog in love! We'll pose like flowers and different animals as we practice our OM meditations!
Day: 2/15, Pre-register by 2/14

CAN LITTLE YOGIES CATCH THE LEPRECHAUN?      Activity # 9029.419

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! We will follow the rainbow to a pot of gold, stopping along the way to pose like dancers, climb mountains, and fly with butterflies!
Day: 3/8, Pre-register by 3/7

BUNNY WANTS TO BE A YOGI      Activity # 9030.119

PJ doesn't want to be a bunny anymore! We'll slither like cobras, roar like bears, and pose like lots of animals to help PJ find a new animal family!
Day: 3/29, Pre-register by 3/28

WALKING THE TIGHTROPE      Activity # 9032.119

We are going to the circus today! Let's learn how to juggle, walk on the tightrope, and show off our best acrobatic moves!
Day: 5/3, Pre-register by 5/2

 

MOVE AND GROOVE 

 

Ages 2-5. NEW PROGRAM! Join us for singing, dancing, and Imagination Playground creativity! Children must be accompanied by an adult. No fee. Min. 4; Max. 15.
Pre-registration is required.
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE
Day: Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

2/26  Act # 9024.419

3/19 Act # 9025.419

4/30  Act # 9026.119

5/28 Act # 9027.119

 

BIG BOOKS & LITTLE PICASSOS

Ages 2-5. We'll read a story before the creativity begins! We'll paint like Picasso, so wear old clothing! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Min. 4; Max. 10.
Pre-registration is required. 
Day: Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fee per class: $10; $5 city resident discount

THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR      Activity # 9020.419

Will the mouse save his strawberry from the big hungry bear?
Day: 2/20, Pre-register by 2/18
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN      Activity # 9021.419

It's almost St Patrick's Day! Join us as we try our very hardest to catch a sneaky leprechaun.
Day: 3/27, Pre-register by 3/25
Location: Fire Station # 9, 1020 Ivey Cline Rd.

BUNNY EARS      Activity # 9066.318

Hopscotch likes to hop... but not clean his ears! Find out if his family will convince him to wash his ears. We'll make our own rabbit ears and other bunny crafts!
Day: 4/10, Pre-register by 4/8
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

THE CARROT SEED     Activity # 9066.318

Will our friend's confidence in his seed help it to grow? 
Day: 5/22, Pre-register by 5/20
Location: Fire Station # 9, 1020 Ivey Cline Rd.

 

BIG BOOKS & LITTLE COOKS

Ages 2-5. Joins us for a story and fun in the kitchen! We'll play games and make themed snacks! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Min. 4; Max. 10. 
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fee per class: $10; $5 city resident discount

IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE      Activity # 9119.419

Pig likes syrup with her pancake... what do you like with yours? We'll paint our pancakes with edible colors.
Day: 2/14, Pre-register by 2/12
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Rd.

IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN      Activity # 9120.419
Muffins make Moose feel at home. You'll feel at home with our banana muffins!
Day: 3/14; Pre-register by 3/12
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE      Activity # 9121.119

Mouse loves milk and cookies-do you? We'll make some quick and easy chocolate chip cookies.
Day: 4/18, Pre-register by 4/16
Location: Fire Station #9, 1020 Ivey Cline Rd.

IF YOU GIVE A CAT A CUPCAKE      Activity # 9122.119
Decorate a cupcake just like Cat! We'll eat our cute creations.
Day: 5/9; Pre-register by 5/7
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

GREENWAY ADVENTURES

Ages 3 & UP. Using the greenways as our classroom, we will explore critters and their habitats, adding in fun and creative activities. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun. Each program will meet at the designated trail for approximately 1 hour. No fee.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Monday & Wednesday
4:00 P.M.

A ROCK AND AN ART PLACE 

"Rock" out with us as we decorate rocks found on the greenway using natural and artistic materials. And, we’ll make crazy muddy creations.

Day: Monday, 3/11, Act # 9033.419

Location: McGee Park Shelter

Day: Wednesday, 3/13, Act # 9034.419

Location: Moss Creek at Hector Henry Greenway

SCALES AND TRAILS   

We'll see some real-life cold-blooded animals, then try to find some of our own!

Day: Monday, 3/25, Act # 9033.119

Location: McGee Park Shelter

Day: Wednesday, 3/27, Act # 9034.119

Location: Moss Creek at Hector Henry Greenway

FISH N' KIDS     
Using our (provided) nets, we'll scoop up fish (and some of their friends, too) as we check out what makes them such great swimmers.

Day: Monday, 4/8, Act # 9035.119

Location: McGee Park Shelter

Day: Wednesday, 4/10, Act # 9036.119

Location: Moss Creek at Hector Henry Greenway

HOLY ROLY POLY!     

Rollin on the greenway, we'll search for roly polys and find out what "role" they play in nature.

Day: Monday, 4/29, Act # 9037.119

Location: McGee Park Shelter

Day: Wednesday, 5/1, Act # 9038.119

Location: Moss Creek at Hector Henry Greenway

COLORFUL CRUSADERS       

Explore the colors of nature with us as we make nature rainbows out of colorful plants!

Day: Monday, 5/13, Act # 9039.119

Location: McGee Park Shelter

Day: Wednesday, 5/15, Act # 9040.119

Location: Moss Creek at Hector Henry Greenway


TRAILS AND TALES

Ages 3 & UP. This program is in collaboration with the Concord branch of Cabarrus County Public Library. Experience a children's book in real life on our greenway as we do activities and crafts! You can also get signed up for a library card! No fee. Pre-registration NOT required.
Day: Monday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

3/18 Lola Plants a Garden

4/15 Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer

5/20 The Tree Lady

Location: McGee Park, 219 Corban Ave E

NATURE SNAP KIDS!

Ages 6-10. A photography class designed just for kids! We'll provide cameras (or you can bring your own) to play photography games and capture nature! No fee. Min, 4; Max. 8. Pre-registration required.
Day: Thursday, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

4/18 Act # 9077.119

5/2 Act # 9078.119

5/16 Act # 9009.119

5/30 Act # 9080.119

Location: David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

ARTFUL ANTICS

Activity # 9030.419
Ages 5-10. The EARTH without ART is just EH! Make the world a more colorful place with this free after school arts & crafts class. Drop in every week to see what different, wacky, creative and amazing art projects we have to offer. Min. 2; Max. 10. No fee.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Wednesday, 1/23 - 5/15, No class: 1/30 
4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

YOUTH ART WITH JESSICA

Ages 6-12. Min. 5; Max. 10.
Pre-regsitration is required.
Day: Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

PRINTMAKING      Activity # 9102.419

Using styrofoam and bright colors we'll create cheery designs and transfers. 
Day: 2/5, Pre-register by 2/1
Fee: $20; $5 city resident discount

TISSUE PAPER STAINED GLASS        Activity # 9103.419

Make underwater creations capturing color and light.
Day: 2/19, Pre-register by 2/15
Fee: $20; $5 city resident discount 

3D BLINKING EYE        Activity # 9104.419

Make dragon's eyes that will look as though the dragon is looking right at YOU!
Day: 3/5, Pre-register by 3/1
Fee: $20; $5 city resident discount 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

GOING OLD SCHOOL: B&W PHOTOGRAPHY

Ages 6-12. Learn how to photograph with a plastic camera, the Holga! Images are made on black and white film, processed in chemicals, and then scanned to make prints.
Fee per two week session: $35; $5 city resident discount

Day: Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Session I: Act # 9105.419

2/21 & 2/28, Pre-register by 2/18

Session II:  Act # 9105.119

4/18 & 4/25, Pre-register by 4/15

SUNPRINTS  

Ages 6-12. Make camera-less photographs using light and special paper or fabric. Parents are encouraged to participate.
Fee per two week session: $15; $5 city resident discount

Day: Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
PILLOWCASE PRINTS: Act # 9106.419

3/7, Pre-register by 3/4

 COLLAGE PRINTS Act # 9106.119

5/2, Pre-register by 4/29

PHOTOGRAPH LIKE A PRO

Ages 13-18. Use your camera like a pro by understanding composition, light, exposure, camera controls, creative controls, and recognizing your personal vision. We will create a series of prints to be matted and displayed. Bring a camera.

Day: Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Fee per 4 week session: $60; $5 city resident discount
Session I: Act # 9115.419

1/24-2/14, Pre-register by 1/21

 Session II:  Act # 9116.119

3/21-4/11, Pre-register by 3/18

 

BONJOUR, CIAO, YASSOU OR HELLO!

Ages 6-12. Fill your passport and travel the world with us without ever having to board a plane! We'll explore far away countries and learn about their cultures through food, stories, crafts and more! Min. 4; Max. 12.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Monday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $10; $5 city resident discount
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

ICELAND      Activity  #9081.119
Day: 2/4, Pre-register by 1/31

MEXICO       Activity # 9082.419
Day: 2/18, Pre-register by 2/14

IRELAND    Activity #9083.419
Day: 3/4, Pre-register by 2/28

FRANCE      Activity #9084.419
Day: 3/18, Pre-register by 3/14

EGYPT         Activity #9085.119
Day: 4/1, Pre-register by 3/28

ENGLAND     Activity #9086.119
Day: 4/1, Pre-register by 4/11

SPAIN        Activity #9087.119
Day: 4/29, Pre-register by 4/25

CRAZY COOKING

Ages 8-15. Head to the kitchen to make super fun, super tasty treats! Compete to see who can create the best variation of our dish! Min. 4; Max. 8.
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Thursday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Fee per class: $15; $5 city resident discount
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

BREAD BASICS  Activity #  9090.419

Day: 2/7, Pre-register by 2/5

MUFIN TIN MEALS Activity #  9091.119

Day: 3/21, Pre-register by 3/19

PASTA PARTY Activity #  9092.119

Day: 4/11, Pre-register by 4/9

CHEESE, PLEASE Activity #  9093.119

Day: 5/2, Pre-register by 4/30

BATTLING BAKERS

Ages 8-15. Two teams will make two different sweets (our version of Cupcake Wars)! We supply the ingredients; you supply the creativity. Taste and decoration will determine the winner. Min. 4; Max. 8. Pre-registration is required.
Day: Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fee per class: $15; $5 city resident discount
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

VANILLA SURPRISE Activity #  9091.419

Day: 2/28, Pre-register by 2/26

 CHOCOLATE CRAZE Activity #  9094.119

Day: 3/28, Pre-register by 3/26

FRUITY FUN Activity #  9095.119

Day: 4/25, Pre-register by 4/23

SUPER SODA Activity #  9096.119

Day: 5/23, Pre-register by 5/21


 

 

TEEN ACTIVITIES

TEEN ART WITH JESSICA

Ages 13-18. Min. 5; Max. 10.
Pre-regsitration is required.
Day: Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING Activity # 9111.419

Use impressionist techniques to create a masterpiece of your chosen subject.
Day: 2/12 Pre-register by 2/8
Fee: $25; $5 city resident discount

FELT SPRING FLOWER JOURNAL       Activity # 9112.419

Design your own journal with a variety of techniques.
Day: 2/26, Pre-register by 2/22
Fee: $25; $5 city resident discount 

PAINT FILLED BALLOON FIGHT        Activity # 9113.419

Aim your balloons towards fresh canvas to create a thrilling piece of art.

Day: 3/12, Pre-register by 3/8
Fee: $25; $5 city resident discount 

WATERCOLOR GEOMETRIC COLLAGE        Activity # 9114.119

Watercolor paints and wacky shapes with be used to make unique wall art.
Day: 3/26, Pre-register by 3/22
Fee: $25; $5 city resident discount 

 

 

ADULT ART

DECO DIVAS

Ages 18 and up. Showcase your home's entrance with beautiful themed door decorations painted by YOU! Min. 2; Max. 8. Pre-Registration is required.

Day: Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Fee per class: $20; $5 city resident discount

Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

HEART OF LOVE Act # 5007.419

Paint a wreath of hearts!

Day: 2/5, Pre-register by 2/1

LUCKY CLOVER Act # 5008.419

Painted shamrocks and the word "luck" are accented with sparkling green ribbon.

Day: 3/5, Pre-register by 3/1

HELLO SPRING Act # 5009.119

Paint your "Hello Spring" plaque with pastel colors!

Day: 4/2, Pre-register by 3/29

LAZY DAISY Act # 5010.119

Attach silk hydrangeas and personalized wooden house numbers to a grapevine wreath!

Day: 5/7, Pre-register by 5/3


 

PAINTING TUTORIALS WITH ANNE PROPST

Anne has painted professionally for over 20 years, teaching many students in her studio over the years, is offering some of her most popular classes at our newest facility. Anne has won and placed in shows nationwide. To learn more, visit her website www.artannepropst.com
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

PAINTING TUTORIALS
Bring in your own work and materials in oils, acrylics, or pastels. Anne will guide you through the motions of your painting and assist you with colors and balance. 
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fee per class $50; $5 city resident discount

1/29 Act# 5207.419

2/19 Act # 5208.419

3/19 Act # 5209.419

4/16 Act # 5210.119

5/21 Act # 5211.119

ZENTANGLE WIH SANDRA RIGGINS

Sandra ia a certified Zentangle teacher. No previous art experience required. All materials are included. Min. 5; Max. 10.
Location: David W Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE

PAINTING TUTORIALS
Bring in your own work and materials in oils, acrylics, or pastels. Anne will guide you through the motions of your painting and assist you with colors and balance. 
Pre-registration is required.
Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee per class $30; $5 city resident discount

INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE (BEGINNER)

Day: 2/7, Pre-register by 2/5 Act# 5206.419

STRINGS AND TANGLES (BEGINNER)

Day: 2/14, Pre-register by 2/12 Act # 5208.419

COLOR & TANGLES (INTERMEDIATE)

Day: 3/7, Pre-register by 3/5 Act # 5217.419

NEW MEDIUMS & TANGLES (ADVANCED)

Day: 3/14, Pre-register by 3/12 Act # 5218.419

KNITTERS AND KNOTTERS 

Act. #5001.218 Ages 18 & up. 

Do you like knitting, crocheting, and exploring your creative side? Come chat over coffee while making cozy scarves, hats, or blankets for the winter! Knitting isn’t your thing? Come join us anyway and tie a fleece blanket! All experience levels welcome. For materials list call 704.920.5604. No fee. Min. 2; Max.10.

Day: Thursday, 9/6 – 12/13, NO class 11/22 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Burrage Road Activity Center, 946 Burrage Rd. NE 

 

 

ADULT BEGINNER SEWING Act # 5125.419

Ages 18 & up. Learn how to use a machine, select and read the proper size pattern, and discuss fabric choices. Bring your own machine. Other materials needed will be discussed during the first class. Min. 2/Max. 6 participants. 

Instructor: Bonnie Ray
Day: Monday, 1/28– 3/4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Fee $35; $5 city resident discount.
Location: Fire Station #7, 250 International Dr., NW

 

ADULT INTERMEDIATE SEWING  Act # 5126.419

Ages 18 & up. For the sewer who is familiar and comfortable with their sewing machines, has completed a few simple projects and is ready for more challenges! Bring a sewing machine and project to class and be ready to sew. Contact the instructor before class to discuss project. Min. 2/Max. 6 participants. 

Instructor: Bonnie Ray 
Day: Monday, 3/18– 4/22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 
Fee $35; $5 city resident discount. 
Location: Fire Station #7, 250 International Dr., NW


 

 

QUILTING 

DAY INSTRUCTION CLASS

Beginner and intermediate quilters, enjoy creating a lifetime keepsake. For a materials list call 704.920.5603. Instructor: Carolyn Sweet
Day: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
SESSION I: 2/5 – 3/26 Act. #5017.419

SESSION II: 4/2 – 5/21  Act. #5018.419
Fee per 8 week session: $40; $5 city resident discount
Location: Logan Multi-Purpose Center


EVENING CLASS Act. #5011.419
This class is self-instructed.
Day: Thursday, 1/10 – 5/30
        7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $20; $5 city resident discount
Location: Fire Station #7, 250 International Dr., NW

 

BRIDGE LESSONS

 

Ages 18 & up. For those who have never played bridge or have not played in a while, these lessons are for you! Min. 8; Max. 20.
Day: Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Fee: $35 per 6 week session; $5 city resident discount
Location: Hartsell Recreation Center


DUPLICATE LITE Act. #1009.318
10/23 – 12/4, Pre-register by 10/13

 

 

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