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Youth Activities

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: Friday, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

9060.119        Friday                         May 31                         10:15- 11:15 AM

 9051.119        Friday                         June 14                        10:15-11:15 AM

 9051.219        Friday                         June 28                        10:15-11:15 AM

 9052.219        Friday                         July 12                         10:15-11:15 AM

9053.219         Friday                         July 26                         10:15-11:15 AM

9054.219         Friday                         August 9                       10:15-11:15 AM

9055.219         Friday                         August 23                     10:15-11:15 AM

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.

9024.119                    Tuesday                    June 25                    10:00-11:00 AM

9024.219                    Tuesday                    July 30                      10:00-11:00 AM

9025.219                    Tuesday                    August 27                 10:00-11:00 AM

Yo-Play-Ga

Ages 2 -5. Reaching to our toddler toes and back up like the flower grows, we'll use music to stretch or imaginations and mini-muscles while laughing and having fun! Bring your water. Max 12. Registration opens 7 days prior to each class date. Call 704.920.5604 for availability. No fee.

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

Sun Catchers - Summer is here! It's the perfect time to pose like butterflies and salute the sun!
9202.119                    Tuesday                      June 11                    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Fireworks - We'll make fun firework meditation jars and pose like stars to shine our own light!
9203.219                    Tuesday                      July 2                        11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Sandy Beach - This time our yogis are taking a trip to the beach! Saluting the sun, posing like sea turtles, and more!
9204.219                    Tuesday                      July 30                      11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Forest Fairies & Friends - We'll stand tall like trees and follow our fairy friends through a forest adventure!
9205.219                    Tuesday                      August 20                 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

 

COOKING CLASSES 

BIG BOOKS & LITTLE COOKS

Ages 2 -5.  Join us for a story and fun in the kitchen!  We'll play games and make themed snacks.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Max. 10.  Pre-registration is required

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

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

Smiley Shark - Smiley shark is the smiliest fish in the ocean!  When the other fish wont let him in on their games, he gets less smiley.  Will he get his smile back?

9131.119          Thursday                    June 13; register or cancel by June 12          10:00 - 11:00 AM

Green Eggs & Ham - Do YOU like green eggs and ham?  Join us for a colorful feast!

9131.219          Thursday                    July 18; register or cancel by July 17             10:00 - 11:00 AM

Should I share My Ice Cream? - Will Gerald share his "awesome, yummy, sweet, super, great, tasty, nice, cool ice cream" cone with his best friend Piggie?

9132.19             Thursday                    August 8; register or cancel by August 7        10:00 - 11:00 AM

 

GOOD FOOD, GOOD MOOD

Ages 6 & up, plus an adult, ages 18 & up. These healthy food swaps will have you doing a happy dance! Join our fun family classes as we make tasty - and healthy - recipes. Classes are designed for children and adults to work together. Class price is per person, youth or adult. Classes can vary from 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Max. 8. Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per Participant: $8 City Resident; $13 Non-Resident

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

Great Greek - High in protein, you'll be surprised by how many ways greek yogurt can be used in the kitchen.
9094.219                    Thursday                    July 18 6:00 PM

Gadzoodles - Everyone loves noodles, but have you ever had zoodles?!                                                                                 9095.219                    Thursday                    August 8 6:00 PM 

 

COOKING ACADEMY: STEAM

Ages 6- 12. These STEAM activities include a specialized lesson, two recipes, and a movement activity. We'll be going bananas over healthy dishes! Min. 2; Max 8. Pre-registration is required.

Instructor: Mia Burkhaulter is a Healthy Hands Certified Instructor

Fee Per Class: $40 City Resident; $45 Non-Resident

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

What's Really In That Cake? - What's on a food label? We'll bake muffins with cookie dough protein balls after we find out!
9178.119                    Saturday                     June 15; register or cancel by June 13                  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sprout A House - Help us build a house of sponges to grow sprouts and enjoy a garden fresh salad.
9177.219                   Saturday                     June 29; register or cancel by June 27                  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Measuring Mania - Learn how to measure in the kitchen while creating a peach cobbler smoothie!
9178.219                   Saturday                     July 13; register or cancel by July 11                       9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fingerprint Family - We are creating a family tree and black bean tortillas!
9180.219                   Saturday                     August 10; register or cancel by August 8             9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Birds Of A Feather - Make a homemade birdfeeder and banana breakfast wraps with the birds singing outside!
9181.219                   Saturday                     August 17; register or cancel by August 15           9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

 

CRAZY COOKING

Ages 8 - 16.  Head to the kitchen to make super fun and tasty treats! Compete to see who can create the best dish!  Impress your friends and family with your cooking skills!  Max. 10.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Salsa Surprise - We'll make a handful of salsas, chips, and quesadillas using homemade tortillas.

9090.219                Thursday                    July 11; register or cancel by July 9                    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM                                         9091.219                Thursday                    July 11: register or cancel by July 9                     5:30 - 7:30 PM

Scrambled Breakfast - Mix it up with breakfast scrambles and all the fixins!

9092.219                Thursday                    August 1; register or cancel by July 30              10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

9093.219                Thursday                    August 1; register or cancel by July 30               5:30 - 7:00 PM

 

Battling Bakers

Ages 8 - 16.  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

Citrus Delight - Sweet or sour?  You decide.

9191.119              Thursday                     June 6: register or cancel by June 4                    1:00 - 3:00 PM

Fireside Fun - Fireside flavors without the fire!

9192.219              Thursday                     August 29; register or cancel by August 27         1:00 - 3:00 PM

 

 

YOUTH ART 

SILLY SUMMER DAYS

Ages 5 -10.  Run, jump, play and be super silly in the park!  Wear play clothes and bring a water bottle.  Max 12.  Pre-registration is required.

Fee per class: $5 City Resident; $10 Non-Resident

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

Bubble Trouble - Paint and craft with loads of bubbles! At Dorton Park

9021.219          Wednesday                    June 26; register or cancel by June 25          10:00 - 11:00 AM

 

The Big Freeze - Cool down with chilly activities!  At David Phillips Activity Center

 9022.219          Wednesday                    July 24; register or cancel by July 23           10:00 - 11:00 AM

 

Out Of This World - Travel to a different planet with these space themed activities! At Dorton Park

 9023.219          Wednesday                    August 7; register or cancel by August 6      10:00 - 11:00 AM

 

 

SHAPING SUMMER

Ages 6 - 12.  Getting crafty and exploring different media while making amazing art to share with all of our friends.  Min. 5 Max 10.  Pre-registration is required. 

Instructor: Jessica Floeter, teaches drawing, sculpture, AP Art and Art Clubs with Cabarrus County Schools.

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

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


Styrofoam Printmaking - Using Styrofoam and bright colors, we'll paint cheery designs and transfers. 

 9102.219          Thursday                         July 11; register or cancel by July 9          10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Mixed Media Collage Animals- Cutting pieces of this 'n that, we'll masterfully create an animal collage from snipbits.

 9103.219          Thursday                         July 25; register or cancel by July 23          10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Painted Selfie - Painting you has never been so easy.  A selfie must be submitted to the instructor prior to the class.

 9104.219          Thursday                         August 8; register or cancel by August 6      10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

CYANOTYPE

Ages 6 - 12.  Using the power of light from the sun, we'll create images with special paper without ever needing a camera.  Parents are encouraged to participate.  Min. 4; Max. 10.  Pre-registration is required.

Instructor:  Laurie Schorr is a photographic artist and educator who has been instructing photography for over 14 years.

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

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

9117.219          Saturday                         June 22; register or cancel by June 20           9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 

ART-VENTURES

Ages 8 - 12.  Combine the outdoors with adventure and art.  We'll collect our art supplies on our walk in the great outdoors.  Wear clothes for messy activities.  Max. 12.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

 

Everything Sticks - Sticks are awesome and we're on the hunt!  Create your sculptures from your collection and decorate them with sparkles and paint!

 9080.219          Monday                         June 24: register or cancel by June 21               11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Nature Tie Dye - Bring a white T-shirt and we will hunt for nature items to use as natural stencils in our spray tie dye process!

 9081.219          Monday                         July 22; register or cancel by July 19                 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Rockin' Art - Rocks are beautiful in nature but lets see how we can make them more wacky and fun!

 9082.219          Monday                          August 19; register or cancel by August 16        11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ART JUST FOR TEENS

Ages 13- 18.  Trying out a variety of art and see for yourself just how talented and creative you are!  Min. 5; Max. 10.  Pre-registration is required.

Instructor:  Jessica Floeter teaches drawing, sculpture, AP Art and Art Clubs with the Cabarrus County Schools.

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

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

Screen Printing - Forming art from paint, mesh and our stencils.

 9105.219          Thursday                         July 11; register or cancel by July 9                   1:00 - 3:00 PM

 

Pet Portraits - Bring in a picture of your favorite pet or animal to transform into a painted masterpiece!

 9106.219          Thursday                         July 25; register or cancel by July 23                  1:00 - 3:00 PM

 

Yarn Coiled Bowls - Make a multi-colored coiled bowl as a great summer keepsake!

 9107.219          Thursday                         August 8; register or cancel by August 6              1:00 - 3:00 PM

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

Surfboards - Nothing gives you that beachy summer feeling like a pair or surfboards!

5109.119       Tuesday                             June 1; register or cancel by June 10                          5:30 - 7:00 PM

Pretty Pineapple - Use your favorite colors when you paint this textured pineapple.

5110.219       Tuesday                             June 25; register of cancel by June 24                        5:30 - 7:00 PM

Moonlight - Paint the moonlight's reflection on the water for a calming decor in any room.

5111.219       Tuesday                               July 9; register or cancel by July 8                               5:30 - 7:00 PM                                   

Sandy Feet - You can just feel the sand between your toes with this beachy painting!

5112.219        Tuesday                            July 23; register or cancel by July 22                            5:30 - 7:00 PM

Watermelon Wedge - What is summer without watermelon?!

 5113.219        Tuesday                          August 6; register or cancel by August 5                      5:30 - 7:00 PM

 Sunset Wave - Always think of summer with these whimsical waves.

 5114.219         Tuesday                         August 20; register or cancel by August 19                  5:30 - 7:00 PM

 

DECO DIVAS

Ages 18 and up.  Showcase your home's entrance for the summer season with themed door decor painted by YOU!  Max 10.  Pre-registration is required. 

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

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

Flip Flop Welcome - Arrange your color choice of flip-flops to make a door wreath that welcomes in summer!

5009.219          Monday                       June 10; register or cancel by June 7                              10:00 - 11:30 AM

Beach Time - Painted clothespins and seashells are all you will need to make a perfect beach themed wreath! 

5012.219          Monday                      July 8; register or cancel by July 5                                    10:00 - 11:30 AM

Home Sweet Home - We provide the supplies and your provide the creativity.  This one is completely up to you!

5001.219        Monday                        August 5; register or cancel by August 2                         10:00 - 11:30 AM

 

FIBER ART

Ages 18 and up.  Optimize techniques in machine applique and stitching.  Contact Susan for a materials and shopping 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

Bird Dance - Embellish with hand embroidery stitches, bits of lace, rick rack and more after doing machine appliques on your block.  Inspired by Sue Spargo's Bird Dance.

5221.119       Tuesday                       June 4; register or cancel by May 31                               10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

5221.219       Tuesday                       July 30; register or cancel by July 26                               10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Making Faces In Fabric - Making Faces in Fabric by Melissa Averinos will inspire our creativity!

5222.219        Wednesday                 June 5; register or cancel by June 3                                10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Machine Quilting & More - We'll cover the basics of quilting while making placemat-size quilt samples using quilt doodles, fill stitches, border motifs and more design.  Learn about threads, batting and more!

5223.219         Wednesday                June 18; register or cancel by June 17                            10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

5224.219         Thursday                    August 1; register or cancel by July 30                            10:30 AM - 3:00 PM         

 

FIBER ART II

Ages 18 & up.  Optimize techniques in machine qpplique 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:  $28 City Resident; $33 Non-Resident

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

Binding Everything With Confidence - Need to finish that quilt?  Or maybe it's time to perfect your binding?  Learn the trick for making square corners and unique color combinations with bias binding. 

5225.219         Wednesday              June 26; register or cancel by June 24                             10:30 AM - 1:00 PM     

 

KNITTERS & KNOTTERS

Ages 18 & up.  Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting with others?  All experience levels are welcome to drop in, grab a cup of complementary coffee and craft your favorite project.  Bring your own supplies.  For more information call 704.920.5604.

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

Tuesday                    June 18, July 16, August 20                                              10:00 - 11:00 AM 

 

 

 

​PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES 

PHOTOGRAPH LIKE A PRO

Ages 6 - 12. 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. 10. Pre-registration is required.

Instructor: Laurie Schorr is a photographic artist and educator who has been instructing photography for over 14 years.

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

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

9116.219                    Saturday                    July 20; register or cancel by July 18                    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

MINI CAMPS

CAMP OF CHAMPIONS:  GAME ON

Ages 8 - 12.  Take the challenge to compete against your friends and other participants in this ultimate game camp.  Gaga dodgeball, Archery Attack and other awesome team building games are ready for you to learn and play again and again!  Accept the challenge and GAME ON!  Max.  12.  Pre-registration is required.

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

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

 9216.219             Tu, W, & Th                     July 16, 17 & 18; register or cancel by July 12       10:00 - 11:30 AM

 

BONJOUR, CIAO, YASSOU, OR HELLO!

Ages 6 - 12.  Fill your passport as we travel the world without ever boarding a plane!  Explore far away countries and their cultures through food, stories, crafts and more!  Max. 12.  Pre-registration is required.

Fee:  $20 City Resident; $20 Non-Resident

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

9222.219           Tu, W, & Th                       July 9, 10, &11;  register or cancel by July 5           10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

BIG BOOKS AND BITTY BEAUTIES

Ages 3 - 6.  Treat yourself!  Join us for three days of pampering for the little one.  We'll paint nails, read books and do lots of relaxing.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Max. 10.  Pre-registration is required. 

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

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

 9220.219            Tu, W, & Th                     July 23, 24 & 25; register or cancel by July 19         10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

JUST EAT IT

Ages 8 - 16.  Join us in the kitchen for three days of food fun!  We'll create recipe books, kitchen accessories and of course cook!  Max. 8. Pre-registration is required.

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

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

Taking Whisks - Whisk it good as we master the art of the stovetop!  We'll whip up all kinds of things on our burners!

9202.219           Tu, W, and Th                  June 18, 19 & 20; register or cancel by June 14    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Life's What You Bake It - Bake it off!  We'll focus on all things oven!  We'll bake sweets, breads and more!

 9214.219          Tu, W and Th                   August 13, 14 & 15; register or cancel by August 9th            10:00 AM - 12:30

 

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

9000.219        Thursday                             June 13; register by June 12                                     10:00 - 10:45 AM

9001.219        Thursday                             July 25; register by July 24                                         10:00 - 10:45 AM

9003.219        Thursday                             August 22; register by August 21                              10:00 - 10:45 AM

 

EXERCISE & MOVEMENT

Ages Middle School & Up.  Yoga, Dumbbells, Tai Chi and More!  Teens and Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can maintain good health and mobility while exploring a variety of exercise and movement modalities!  Max. 15.  Call 704.920.5604 for availability.  No fee.

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

9004.219        Monday                              July 1; register by June 30                                          5:00 - 5:45 PM

9005.219        Monday                              July 29; register by July 28                                          5:00 - 5:45 PM

 

GARDEN CLUB

Ages 18 & Up.  This series involves learning about pants, arts & crafts and socializing with friends!  All experience levels are welcome!  We'll be outside so bring your water bottle to stay hydrated.  And prepare to get a little messy!  Max 10.  Pre-registration is required.

Fee Per program:  $5 City Resident; $10 Non-Resident

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

The Seeds We Eat

Learn about the seeds that grow foods we eat every day!  We will tend our garden and plant seeds for you to take home to start your own garden!  Dress for the mess and bring a water to stay hydrated!

9012.219      Wednesday                       July 3; register or cancel by July 2                                9:30 - 10:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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