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TODDLER ACTIVITIES 

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: Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

9053.319      Oct 23 

9054.319       Nov 20

9055.319       Dec 18       

MOVE AND GROOVE

Ages 2-5. Join us for singing, dancing, and Imagination Playground creativity! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Max. 15. No Fee.

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

Day: Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

9024.319         Sep 3                

9025.319         Oct 8

9026.319         Nov 5      

TODDLING TOWARDS ART 
Ages 18 months- 3 years. We’ll combine arts & crafts with popular children’s songs. Each toddler must be accompanied by an adult. Registration opens 7 days prior to each class date. Max. 15. No FeePre-registration is required and opens 7 days prior to each class date.

Location: Fire Station #9

Day: Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 9063.319  Oct 1

9064.319   Oct 22 

9065.319   Dec 3 

BIG BOOK & LITTLE COOKS 

Ages 2-5. Join us for a story and fun, themed snacks! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Max. 8. Pre-registration is required. Per Class: $5 City Resident; $10 Non-Resident

Day: Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

9120.319     SPAGHETTI WITH THE YETI   Sep 26

9121.319     ANKLE SOUP                       Nov 14 

9122.319     THE BEARS’ CHRISTMAS     Dec 12

BIG BOOK & LITTLE PICASSOS 

Ages 2-5. We’ll read a story before the creativity begins! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Max. 15.
 
Per Class: $5 City Resident; $10 Non-Resident

Day: Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 9123.319 Sept 11; register or cancel by Sept 9 

 9124.319 Oct 30; register or cancel by Oct 28 

 9125.319  Dec 4; register or cancel by Dec 2

TRAILS & TALES 

Ages 3 & Up. We have collaborated with the Concord Library to bring you stories, crafts, and activities at the park! No Fee.

Location: McGee Park 

Day: Monday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m

GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO AUTUMN- Sept 9 

THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WAS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING- Oct 28 

CAMPING DAY- Nov 4 

THE BAD SEED- Dec 9 

COOKING CLASSES 

BATTLING BAKERS 

Ages 8 - 15.  Two teams will make different sweets (our version of Cupcake Wars)!  We supply the ingredients; you supply the creativity!  Taste and decoration will determine the winner!  Max 10.  Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Class;  $10 City Resident;  $15 Non-Resident

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

Day: Thursday, 5:00- 7:00 p.m.

SUPER CINNAMON - Sugar and spice and everything nice!
9191.319 Thursday Sept 12; register or cancel by Sept 10 

FUN FALL FLAVORS - Apple, pumpkin, cinnamon - oh my! Fall for these tasty flavors. 
9192.319 Thursday Oct 10; register or cancel by Oct 8

CRAZY COOKING 

Ages 8 - 15.  Head to the kitchen and make super fun, super tasty treats!  Max 10.  Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Class;  $10 City Resident;  $15 Non-Resident

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

Day: Thursday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

PECULIAR PIZZA - Not your normal pizza… 
9092.319    Oct 3; register or cancel by Oct 1 

TWISTED TACOS - Learn some wacky taco recipes. What will you put in yours?
9093.319    Dec 5; register or cancel by Dec 3 

COOKING ACADEMY

Ages 6 - 12. Healthy Hands Cooking Classes learn proper kitchen etiquette, tool skills and tasty recipes.  Max 8.  Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Class;  $35 City Resident;  $40 Non-Resident

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

Day: Saturday, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

GOING BANANAS FOR BREAKFAST! - Our menu includes fruit explosion breakfast crepes, easy veggie scramble and a mango lime smoothie. 
9180.319 Sept 7; register or cancel by Sept 5 

SAVORY SANDWICHES - Traveling with our taste buds we’ll make a tropical chicken wrap, grilled pizza pesto sandwich and smoothie to wash it all down.
9181.319  Sept 14; register or cancel by Sept 12 
 

MEATLESS MANIA - This mystery meal is all about vegetarian cooking and all its greatness!
9182.319 Oct 12; register or cancel by Oct 10 

LOW SUGAR HALLOWEEN PARTY - We’ll make a great pumpkin patch dip and other tasty treats without the “junk” in “junk food”.
9183.319  Oct 26; register or cancel by Oct 24 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING - Traditional Thanksgiving holiday cooking at its tastiest.
9184.319  Nov 9; register or cancel by Nov 7 

THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS - Don’t toss out the scraps! We’ll turn the leftovers into a turkey taco salad.
 9185.319  Nov 23; register or cancel by Nov 21 

WHAT'S NEW IN THE KITCHEN 

Ages 18+. Allowing groups of 2 to cook with new, healthier items in the kitchen. Min. 2; Max. 6. Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Class;  $20 City Resident;  $25 Non-Resident

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

Day: Wednesday, 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

WHAT’S THAT GRAIN? - Exploring and cooking different types of grains!
4182.319  Sept 18; register or cancel by Sept 11

MEATBALLZ - Preparing and taste testing a variety of meatballs and alternatives.
4183.319 Oct 2; register or cancel by Sept 25 

TOO MUCH DIP ON YOUR CHIP! - Creating healthy chip and dip alternatives!
4184.319  Oct 16; register or cancel by Oct 9 

HEALTHY BAKERY - Mixing simple cookie recipes with a twist!
4185.319  Oct 30; register or cancel by Oct 23 

WHAT’S THE DOUGH? - Tossing tasty pies with non-traditional ingredients.
4186.319  Nov 13; register or cancel by Nov 6 

SWEET POTATOES THREE WAYS - Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, our secret ingredient is… sweet potatoes.
4187.319 Dec 4; register or cancel by Nov 27 

FAMILY/ ADULT & YOUTH PROGRAMS 

DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS 

Ages 18+. Group setting, exploring the different Dimensions of Wellness, and ways to apply each dimension to everyday living. Max. 15. Pre-registration is required. No Fee.

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

Day: Thursday, 5:30- 6:30 p.m.

PHYSICAL WELLNESS - Learn to implement new skills of physical wellness in your daily routine.
4176.319 Sept 19 

EMOTIONAL WELLNESS - Attain the tools to evaluate and alter your own emotional state enhancing your life each day.
4177.319  Oct 3 

INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS - Running into mental road blocks? Learn techniques and exercises to expand your mind.
4178.319  Oct 17 

SOCIAL WELLNESS - With everything here and now, who has a chance to breathe? Take a breath as we observe social pressures.
4179.319  Nov 7 

SPIRITUAL WELLNESS - Practice exercises to find peace and contentment for you.
4180.319  Nov 14 

ENVIRONMENTAL/OCCUPATIONAL WELLNESS - Our surroundings affect from moment to moment, examine exercises to release these stressors.
4181.319 Dec 5 

DIY REC SHOP: BACKYARD GAMES 

Ages 18+. Its tailgate season and the best time to enjoy some activities for the whole family and friends outside. Learn the tools and skills it takes to build awesome backyard games. Complete a custom project to take home and enjoy. Max. 6. Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Class;  $20 City Resident;  $25 Non-Resident

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

Day: Thursday, 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

KUBB - Also known as “Viking Chess”, Kubb goes back centuries and is currently played in tournaments worldwide.
5224.319  Sept 19; register or cancel by Sept 17

CHIP SHOT - Take your golf game anywhere with this cornhole-style chip game. Clubs and balls are not included.
5225.319  Oct 17; register or cancel by Oct 15 

ROLLORZ - A new-age on the go version of horseshoes that is perfect for the backyard and beach!
5226.319  Nov 14; register or cancel by Nov 12 

RUFF TIMES 

Ages 18+ Craft with your canine friend at the Bark Park! No Fee.

Location:  Weddington Rd. Bark Park 

Day: Saturday, Oct 12 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

ART-VENTURES 

Ages 5-10. Crafts and activities combining outdoor adventure and art! Min. 2; Max. 10. Pre-registration is required.


Fee Per Class; 
 $5 City Resident;  $10 Non-Resident

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

Day: Thursday, 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

NATURE’S COLOR WHEEL - Fill your color wheel with what we find along our hike to create a piece of art.
9081.319  Sept 26; register or cancel by Sept 25 

THE GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT - Hunt for your favorite pumpkin to decorate and carve with various materials.
9082.319 Oct 24; register or cancel by Oct 23 

LEAF LANTERNS - Light up the night with natural and recycled materials.
9083.319  Nov 14; register or cancel by Nov 13 

TWINKLE TREE TOPPERS - Tree toppers made from nature and some added glitter!
9084.319  Dec 12; register or cancel by Dec 11 

F2 LITURGICAL DANCE 

Ages 5 & Up. Inspirational music and dance empowers young minds and builds on the foundation of positive collaboration. Min. 2; Max. 15. Pre-registration is required.

Instructor: Sherronda Banks

Fee Per 4 Week Session; $55 City Resident;  $60 Non-Resident

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

Day: Wednesday, 7:00- 8:00 p.m.

1187.319  Sept 4 - Sept 25 

1188.319 Oct 2 - Oct 23 

1189.319 Oct 30 - Nov 20 

GROSSOLOGY

Ages 6-12. Lets get GROSS with some spooky projects and activities. Max. 10. Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Class;  $5 City Resident;  $10 Non-Resident

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

Day: Monday, 4:30- 5:30 p.m

CRITTERS & CREEPY CRAWLERS - We will make spider slime and bugs of our own!
9029.319  Sept 30; register or cancel by Sept 27 

FRANKENSTEIN’S ANATOMY - Can you handle Frankenstein’s squishy brain?!
9030.319  Oct 7; register or cancel by Oct 4 

MUMMIFIED MADNESS - Race against the clock to turn your friends into mummies with crafts to follow.
9031.319  Oct 21; register or cancel by Oct 18 

SLOBBERING WEREWOLF - Make your own werewolf slobber with our homemade drool recipe.
9032.319  Oct 28; register or cancel by Oct 25 

ADULT ART 

JAVA N PAINT

 Ages 18 & Up.  Step by step instructions are given by our staff artist as you paint a 16" X 20" canvas.  Enjoy complementary coffee.  Max 10.  Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Class:  $20 City Resident; $25 Non-Resident

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

Day: Tuesday , 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

NIGHT OWL - Whooooooo wouldn’t be excited for this cute owl painting?! 
5112.319  Sept 24; register or cancel by Sept 23 

STACK-O-LANTERNS - Enjoy painting this spooky tower of pumpkins.
5113.319  Oct 8; register or cancel by Oct 7 

BEAUTIFUL REFLECTIONS - Get lost in the beauty of this treescape.
5114.319  Nov 5; register or cancel by Nov 4  

HOLIDAY TREES - This snowy night painting is the perfect holiday gift for someone you love.
5115.319  Dec 3; register or cancel by Dec 2 

PHOTOGRAPH LIKE A PRO

Ages 18+ Learn how to use your camera like a pro by understanding composition, light, exposure, camera controls, creative controls and recognizing your personal vision as a photographer. We will create a series of prints to be matted and displayed. Bring a camera. Min. 4; Max. 8. Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Class:  $55 City Resident; $60 Non-Resident

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

Day: Thursday , 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Laurie Schorr, Photographic artist and educator who has been instructing photography for over 14 years. 

 9116.319         Oct 10 - Nov 7; register or cancel by Oct 8                 NO CLASS Oct 24

NEXT LEVEL PHOTOGRAPHY 

Ages 18+ Take your knowledge of photography to the next level. Learn advanced techniques and create a series of prints to be matted and displayed. Bring a camera. Min. 4; Max. 8. Pre-registration is required

Fee Per Class:  $55 City Resident; $60 Non-Resident

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

Day: Thursday , 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Laurie Schorr, Photographic artist and educator who has been instructing photography over 14 years. 

 9117.319      Nov 14 - Dec 19; register

DECO DIVAS 

Ages 18+ Showcase your home inside and out with themed décor created by you! Min. 2; Max. 8. Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Class:  $15 City Resident; $20 Non-Resident

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

Day: Monday , 10:00- 11:30 a.m.

HALLOWEEN WREATH - Light up the night with this spooky decoration! 
5001.319  Sept 23; register or cancel by Sept 20 

SCARECROW HAT HANGER - Nothing says fall like a scarecrow.
5002.319  Oct 7; register or cancel by Oct 4 

THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE - These glass jar pieces will wow your family!
5003.319 Nov 4; register or cancel by Nov 1 

JOYFUL DOOR DÉCOR - Tis the season for joy!
5004.319  Dec 2; register or cancel by Nov 27 

FIBER ARTS  

Ages 18+ Optimize techniques in machine applique and stitching. Contact Susan for a materials and supply list 704-305-1984 or susanledmonson@gmail.com. Min. 2; Max. 6. Pre-registration is required.

Instructor: Susan Edmonson, www.susanedmonsondesigns.com

Fee Per Class:  $55 City Resident; $60 Non-Resident

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

Day: Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

BIRD DANCE WOOL APPLIQUE - Embelish with hand embroidery stitches, bits of lace, rick rack and more after doing machine applique on your block. Inspired by Sue Spargo’s Bird Dance. 

5221.319  Sept 19; register or cancel by Sept 17 
5021.319  Nov 7; register or cancel by Nov 5 

LUSCIOUS HAND EMBROIDERY - Learn a variety of stitches and material manipulations including Stumpwork Stitches with a mixture of fabrics and supplies.
5222.319  Oct 3; register or cancel by Oct 1

MACHINE QUILTING - The basics of quilting are covered while crafting placemat-size quilt samples using quilt doodles, fill stitches, border motifs and more design. Learn about threads, batting and more.
5223.319 Nov 21; register or cancel by Nov 19 

BINDING EVERYTHING WITH CONFIDENCE  

Ages 18+ Need to finish that quilt? Or maybe its time to perfect your binding? Learn the trick for making square corners and unique color combinations with bias binding. Contact Susan for a materials and supply list 704-305-1984 or susanledmonson@gmail.com. Min. 2; Max. 6. Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Class:  $28 City Resident; $33 Non-Resident

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

Day: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

5215.319  Dec 10; register or cancel by Dec 6 

FLORAL DESIGN   

Ages 18+ Craft a seasonal decoration or gift utilizing fun materials from silk leaves to fresh flowers. Learn techniques in color balance and arrangement construction. For a materials list and project inquiries contact Nancy at 607-759-8847 or nancyfankoski@yahoo. com. Supplies not included. Min. 2; Max. 8. Pre-registration is required.

Instructor: Nancy Frankoski, Over 20 years of floral design in New York with 7 top designers

Fee Per Class:  $20 City Resident; $25 Non-Resident

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

FALL WREATH - Silk multi-colored fall leaves, mums and fall daisies are finished off with a handcrafted ribbon bow.
5227.319 Wednesday Sept 11; register or cancel by Sept 9 10:00 - 11:30 AM

PUMPKIN POT - Fashion a mixture of mums, daisies, fall leaves and twigs, tied with a bow and placed in a ceramic pumpkin.
5228.319 Thursday Oct 24; register or cancel by Oct 22 5:30 - 7:00 PM

THANKSGIVING CANDLE - Create a centerpiece of mums, daisies, multi-colored leaves, pinecones and a candle. Great for a gift!
5229.319 Wednesday Nov 13; register or cancel by Nov 11 10:00 - 11:30 AM

HOLIDAY LANTERN - Decorate a lantern with holiday greens, ribbon, white and red flowers and seasonal berries.
5230.319 Tuesday Dec 10; register or cancel by Dec 6 5:30 - 7:00 PM

BASKET WEAVING   

Ages 18+ Learn weaving techniques while crafting a small “medicine” tote with cloth strapping handles. For more information and additional materials list contact Cindy at 704-806-4944. Min. 5; Max. 10. Pre-registration is required.

Instructor: Cindy Russell, Basket weaving for over 15 years, award winning artist.

Fee Per Class:  $25 City Resident; $30 Non-Resident

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

5234.319 Thursday Sept 19 & 26; register or cancel by Sept 17 6:00 - 8:00 PM

5235.319 Saturday Sept 21 & 28; register or cancel by Sept 19 9:00 - 11:00 AM

5236.319 Thursday Oct 10 & 17; register or cancel by Oct 8 6:00 - 8:00 PM

5237.319 Saturday Oct 12 & 19; register or cancel by Oct 10 9:00 - 11:00 AM

5238.319 Thursday Nov 7 & 14; register or cancel by Nov 5 6:00 - 8:00 PM

5239.319 Saturday Nov 9 & 16; register or cancel by Nov 7 9:00 - 11:00 AM

SANTA PAINTING  

Ages 18+ Paint an 8”x 10” portrait of Santa Claus, from start to finish. No experience necessary. All supplies in acrylics will be included. Min. 3; Max. 10. Pre-registration is required.

Instructor: Anne Propst, www.artannepropst.com

Fee Per Class:  $100

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

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

5104.319  Nov 2; register or cancel by Oct 30

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS 

EXPRESSIVE ART & MUSIC

Ages Elementary & Middle School.  Express yourself through a multitude of artistic pathways.  Each class challenges the imagination through art projects infused with music.  Max 8.  Call 704.920-5604 for availability.  No fee.

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

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

9013.319  Oct 23; register or cancel by Oct 22 

9014.319  Nov 20; register or cancel by Nov 19 

9015.319  Dec 18; register or cancel by Dec 17

WALKIN' & TALKIN'

Teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can maintain good health with fun discussions and walking exercises. Max. 15. No Fee.

Location:  McGee Park 

Day: Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

9008.319 Thursday Sept 19; register or cancel by Sept 18 4:00 - 4:45 PM

9009.319 Thursday Oct 24; register or cancel by Oct 23 4:00 - 4:45 PM

9010.319 Thursday Nov 21; register or cancel by Nov 20 4:00 - 4:45 PM

 YOUNG ATHLETES 

Ages 3-7. Inclusive program utilizing curriculum through special olymipcs. Min. 2; Max. 20. No Fee.

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

Day: Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

9003.319 Thursday Sept 12; register or cancel by Sept 9 5:00 - 6:00 PM

9004.319 Thursday Oct 10; register or cancel by Oct 7 5:00 - 6:00 PM

9005.319 Thursday Nov 14; register or cancel by Nov 13 5:00 - 6:00 PM

9006.319 Thursday Dec 12; register or cancel by Dec 9 5:00 - 6:00 PM

 

 

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