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Make the most of your winter with Tempe’s upcoming classes and programs

Snow  covered trees in winter.

Photo by Per Ola Wiberg

TEMPE, Ariz. – During the winter 2011 program session, toddlers, retirees and everyone in between can make the most of the winter months with fun and educational classes that improve the mind and body.

Tempe residents can register on Monday, Dec. 6. Registration for non-Tempe residents starts the following Monday, Dec. 13.

Hundreds of new and continuing programs are featured in the winter 2011 Tempe Opportunities brochure, which can be viewed online at You can also pick up a copy of the brochure at City of Tempe facilities and Tempe Fry’s Food Stores beginning Friday, Dec. 3. Visit to find a location near you.

New and continuing offerings include:

Reading and Eating Vegetables– Children 2-4 years old and their parents will read a great book and taste different delicious vegetables. Age-appropriate books encourage letter recognition and help improve word and grammar skills through the process of creating art.

Lady Hawks Youth Softball- Lady Hawks is a fun, instructional program designed for girls in kindergarten through eighth grades. All skill and experience levels are welcome.

Pre-Season Junior Learn to Row- Boys and girls ages 12-17 will have the chance to learn some of the basics of rowing before joining a team. Aspects of boating safety, kayak strokes, boat handling and navigation will be discussed. Equipment will be provided.

Pets; Good Dog Manners- Does your dog jump, bark, pull, growl or tremble when he sees other dogs, people and objects? Learn how to correct these behaviors while setting-up your dog for success. All skill levels and ages of dogs are welcome. Proof of vaccination is required at first class.

Introduction to Wood-Burning- Participants ages 50 and older will learn the basics of wood-burning and wood-burning as an art form from instructor Walt Blackmore. Wood-burning techniques include pattern transferring, outlining, stippling and shading on basswood.

Once you find a class you want to sign up for, you have a variety of options for registration:
1. Online at
2. In person at the Recreation Administration Office, Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, Pyle Adult Recreation Center, Kiwanis Recreation Center, Escalante Community Center or North Tempe Multi-Generational Center.
3. Fax in a registration form with credit card number to 480-350-5058.
4. Mail your registration to: Class Registration, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282.

For more information, visit or call the Recreation Administration Office at 480-350-5200.

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