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Summer Fun Guide 2012

Summer Fun Guide 2012

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 A special publication of:Wednesday, April 25, 2012
 
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Wednesday,
 April 25, 2012
Aiken Standard,
 Aiken, South Carolina
 Summer Fun Guide!
 Festivals & Special Events
HOPELANDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Hopelands will be alive with music again this summer,every Monday from May - August, on the Roland H.Windham Performing Arts Stage. Performances vary andwill include instrumental, dance and vocal concerts. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food is welcome butalcohol is prohibited. In case of inclement weather, pleasecall 643-4661; tune in to Channel 4; or go to www.facebook/ExperienceAiken. Age: All (children must be accompanied byan adult) Cost: Free Mondays, May - August, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.Hopelands GardensCall 642-7631 for more information or in regards to theconcert schedule below.
CONCERT SCHEDULE
Date: Performers:May 7 ..........................Aiken Concert BandMay 14 ........................Aiken Youth OrchestraMay 21 ........................Aiken Community Playhousepresents Broadway Re-BoundMay 28 ........................Aiken Civic BalletJune 4 ..........................Southern Thunder CloggersJune 11 ........................Maureen Simpson /Aiken Choral SocietyJune 18 ........................Mike Frost JazzJune 25 ........................Aiken BrassJuly 2 ...........................Parris Island Marine BandJuly 9 ...........................To Be AnnouncedJuly 16 .........................Black Bottom BiscuitsJuly 23 .........................4 Cats in the Dog HouseJuly 30 .........................Aiken Big BandAugust 6 ......................Veronika JacksonAugust 13 ....................Ft. Gordon - The SemifoursTrombone QuartetAugust 20 ....................To Be AnnouncedAugust 27 ....................Aiken Concert Band
OUT OF SCHOOL BASH
Middle and High School students have the opportunity tocelebrate their last day of school. The celebration will includea musical performance by Fort Gordon’s Youth Band SignalDistortion, games, and inflatables. Age: Middle and HighSchool Students Cost: Free (students must present ID’s whenentering)Thursday, May 31, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Price Avenue Shelter Call 642-7631 for more information.
DADDY, WANNA’ DANCE?
Celebrate Father’s Day with the best man in your life atthe 8th Annual Father/Daughter dance. Grandfathers, Uncles,etc. may attend if Daddy cannot. There will be fun music andrefreshments! Photography will also be available. Age: 4 - 14and a “Daddy date” Cost: $25 per couple / $5 per additionaldaughter Friday, June 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Aiken Center for the Arts,Brown PavilionCall 642-7631 for more information. 
COMMUNITY BASKETBALL GAME
Come out and cheer on your community. New andexperienced basketball players are welcome. RegistrationEnds: June 28 Age: 20 and up Cost: $3 per player Thursday,July 5, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, GymCall 642-7634 for more information.
TOUCH-A-TRUCK DAY
Come out and see what it’s like to be in the big trucks!Children (and parents) can climb, sit and play on a bulldozer, police car, ambulance and various other vehicles. Age: AllCost: Free Saturday, July 21, 9:00 - 12:00 noon Weeks Center,Soccer FieldCall 642-7631 for more information.
Youth and Adult Enrichment Programs
STORYTIME AT SMITH-HAZEL
A time for stories, games, prizes, books and refreshments.Stories read by senior adults, volunteers and sorority members.Each child will receive a book to take home. (If interested in becoming a volunteer reader, please contact 642-7634.)Age: 10 and under (4 and under must be accompanied by anadult) Cost: Free Wednesday, May 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Smith-Hazel, Activity RoomCall 642-7634 for more information.
STORYTIME IN THE GARDENS
Join us this spring as local senior adults read aloud storiesfrom children’s books. Each child in attendance receives a free book to take home. Bring a blanket or chair for sitting. Drinksand snacks are welcomed. Age: 8 and under (accompanied by an adult) Cost: Free Tuesdays, May, 4:00 p.m. HopelandsGardens (behind the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame)(In case of inclement weather, please call 643-4661; tune into Channel 4; or go to www.facebook.com/ExperienceAiken)Call 642-7631 for more information.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
Provides activities such as homework help, games, fieldtrips, awards for academic achievement and a light snack daily.Registration: OngoingAge: 5 - 13 Cost: $20 / Non-resident fees apply Monday- Friday: Until May 31, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Smith-HazelRecreation Center, Activity Room.Call 642-7634 for more information.
SUMMER ADVENTURES DAY CAMP
Activities include sports, swimming, games, arts and crafts,theme days, and special guests. Campers must bring a snack, bag lunch, and drink daily.Registration: open until sessions are full. A 50% deposit (per child, per session) is required at the time of registration.Ages: 5 - 12 (children must be these ages at the STARTof the camp session) Cost: $60 per week / Non-resident feesapply Monday - Friday, June 4 - August 17, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Extended camp is available from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.for an additional cost. Weeks Center Call 642-7631 for more information.
City of Aiken Events and activities
 
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Wednesday,
 April 25, 2012
Aiken Standard,
 Aiken, South Carolina
 Summer Fun Guide!
City of Aiken Events and activities
KARATE
Traditional Karate instruction includes physical exercise,mental discipline, and development of strength, coordinationand agility. Age: 5 - 17 Cost: $30 per month / Non-residentfees apply.Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.Weeks Center, Rooms 6 & 7Call 642-7631 for more information.
NUTRITION & AEROBICS CLASS
Getting fit for life with moderate paced aerobic and floor exercise.Age: 15 and up Cost: $17 monthly / Non-resident fees applyTuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Smith-HazelRecreation Center, Gym.Call 642-7634 for more information.
CROP NIGHT
Bring your photos and scrapbooking supplies to finish past-due projects or inspire some new. Includes a make-and-take project and small goodie bag!Age: 18 and up Cost: $5 per session First Friday of eachmonth. 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Weeks Center, Room 3Call 642-7631 for more information.Summer Adventures Day Camp.
TODDLER TIME
Use the gym space to run, chase and release a lot of energy! This program allows for kids to interact with othersof the same age, and gives parents a chance to socialize withone another. Equipment and toys such as balls, scooters,mats, hoola-hoops, parachutes and more will be provided tostimulate free play. Personal toys are welcomed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sibling policy: Only enrolled participants ages 5 and under may participate in the activity.Infants in strollers who are not yet walking are welcometo attend. Siblings older than 5 may be present but muststay seated on the bleachers at all times. Age: 5 and under (accompanied by an adult) Cost: $2 per visit or $16 per 5-visit pass Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. WeeksCenter, Gym 2Call 642-7631 for more information.
DOGA: YOGA WITH YOUR DOG
Doga is a playful four class series incorporating classicalyoga postures and your dog. The series is designed to providea gentle stretch and quality bonding for dog owners and their  pets. No prior yoga experience is required. All participatingdogs require up to date vaccinations. One dog permitted per  participant. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket. Age: 18and up Cost: $20 per person / Non-resident fees applySundays, May 13 - June 10 (no class 5/27), 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.Weeks Center, Room 2Call 642-7631 for more information.
CERAMICS SUMMER CLASSES
Take this 3-month course and enjoy creating, painting,glazing and firing a variety of objects. Fees include one class per week (a.m. or p.m.). Classes last up to 3 hours. Age: 14and up Cost: $90 per person / Non-resident fees applyChoose one of the following times: Mondays, 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. Weeks Ceramics Center Call 642-7631 for more information.
CERAMICS CENTER KIDS WORKSHOPS
 
Sign up for various workshops throughout the summer! Kidswill be able to “make and take” paint a pre-chosen ceramic piece. More information to be provided soon!Weeks Ceramics Center.Call 642-7631 for more information.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THECERAMICS CENTER
Rent the Ceramics Center for your child’s next BirthdayParty! The ceramics instructor will help the kids paint a pre-chosen ceramic piece. There are a variety of choices for kidsof all ages. Age: All Cost: Varies Weeks Ceramics Center Call 642-7631 for more information.
PUPPY CLASS
This class is a six-week course of instruction for puppies tenweeks to twenty weeks of age. The puppy class is designedto provide owners with information on how to handle a new puppy. Puppies will learn a variety of skills and commands,and will take the S.T.A.R. Puppy Test at the end of the course.Puppies must have record of 2 sets of shots. Age: All Cost:$67 per session / Non-resident fees applyWednesdays, May 2 - June 14; August 1 - September 5,5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Weeks Center, Rooms 1 & 2Call 642-7631 for more information.
BASIC DOG TRAINING
The Basic Dog Training class is for dogs that are fivemonths old or older. This class runs for six weeks. Your dogwill learn the basic commands of come, sit, down, stay, wait,stand, etc. Topics will include basic care of dogs and whatto expect as the training progresses. Dogs must be registeredwith the City if residing within the City of Aiken and you must provide a copy of your dog’s rabies certificate. Age: All Cost:$67 per session / Non-resident fees applyWednesdays, May 2 - June 14; August 1 - September 5,7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Weeks Center, Rooms 1 & 2Call 642-7631 for more information.Ceramics Center 
SUMMER FUN DAY CAMP - SMITH-HAZEL
Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming,special guests and field trips. Registration: Open until space isfull. Age: 5 - 14 Cost: $50 per week / Non-resident fees applyMonday - Friday, June 4 - August 17, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Smith-Hazel Recreation Center Call 642-7634 for more information.
YOUTH ARCHERY CAMP
Sign up for a week of Archery Camp! Learn archerysafety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. Participants will shoot at a bullseye target placed before an arrow resistant net. Equipment used is state-of-the-art and designed to fit every participant. Camp canaccommodate up to 20 participants. Equipment is provided.Age: 5 - 17 Cost: $52 per session / Non-resident fees applyMonday - Friday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Session 1: June 18 - 22Session 2: July 16 - 20 Weeks Center, Gym 2Call 642-7631 for more information.
SKATE PARK HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturdays (The firstSaturday of each month is a free skate day.), 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.; Sundays, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.Fees Apply for the following: Daily Pass, 5 Day Pass,Yearly Pass. Individual Membership and Family MembershipAvailable. Payment must be made at the Weeks Center. Skatersare not allowed to share a daily, 5-day or yearly pass.Call 642-7631 for more information.Session hours will vary throughout the year and are subjectto change without notice. Session hours may be changed or cancelled due to inclement weather.
SLAM-JAM SKATE CONTEST
Ramps, rails, and pipes will be transformed from ordinaryobjects to items used to show off skills and creativity duringthis fun skate contest. Winners will receive great prizessuch as wheels, bearings, t-shirts, skateboards, and more!Age: All Cost: $5 advance / $10 day of Wednesday, May 2,2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Aiken Skate Park Call 642-7631for more information.

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