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TEENS

Youth Reps

Are you a local high school student who is involved in activities, sports or student government in school or at church? Would you like to know more about local events and activities? Are you interested in helping to bridge the gap between student government and local government? Then you might want to apply to serve as a Youth Representative on the Reedley Parks and Recreation Commission. Youth Reps attend all regular Parks and Recreation Commission meetings and volunteer at 3-4 Community Services events.

Applications are available at:

www.reedley.com/commissions/parks_and_recreation_commission

or at the Reedley Community Center.

For more information, contact Sarah Reid at 637-4203 or the current reps – Jennifer Ito and Alexa Becerra.

SWIM LESSONS

Swim lesson registration is available now at the Community Center. Three 2-week 30 minute lessons are available from June 23-August 1 at Sierra View Homes. Lesson times from 10:45am – 2:00pm Monday – Friday. Group ($45), Semi Private ($65) and Private ($75) lessons available.

YOUTH SPORTS

Jr. Giants Baseball

This free program is open to all children ages 5-12. Players will receive a hat and t-shirt. In addition to the fundamentals of baseball, this program that is associated with the San Francisco Giants, stresses self-esteem, education, reading, teamwork and leadership.

Registration: May 1-30, 2014

Season: June – August

Register Online: jrgiants.org

Or if you don’t have internet access you may come to the Boys & Girls Club at the Reedley Community Center on Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED!

YOUTH ENRICHMENTS

Summer Day Camp

Enjoy 6 theme weeks filled with activities, that include sports, games, drama, walking trips, guest speakers, arts & crafts and many other great activities.

Season: June 23 – August 1, 2014 (closed on 7/4)

Days/Time: Mon – Fri 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $40/week or $10/day

Themes: Week 1 – Crazy Dayz

Week 2 – Game Show Mania

Week 3 – Performing Arts

Week 4 – Gettin’ Dirty

Week 5 – Bubbles & Balloons

Week 6 – Road Trip to the Beach

Jr. Leader

Are you too old for Day Camp, but too young to get a job? Are you looking for work experience and something fun to do this summer? If so, you might be interested in applying for an intern opportunity in our Summer Day Camp. Space is limited.

Application deadline: May 30, 2014

Fee: $40 (includes 2 camp shirts)

Interview: June 6

Session: June 23 – August 1 (Mon-Fri 10am-3pm)

Applications are available at:

Reedley Community Center

Or online: www.reedley.com/departments/community_services/recreation_programs/youth/activities_events

Ballet

Instructor – Rosalie George

Three classes available:

Creative Dance (Mommy & Me) – ages 2-3 2:00 – 2:45 pm

Tiny Tots – ages 3-5 3:00 – 3:45 pm

Developing Dancer – ages 6+ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Fee: $60/8 weeks

Session starts: Monday, June 23, 2014

End of Session Party: August 18, 2014 – Alice in Wonderland

Tumbling

Instructor – Heather Ferguson

Two classes available:

Beginning Tumbling – ages 4+ 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Tumbling 4:30 – 5:30 pm

(for those students who have completed beginning tumbling)

Fee: $60/8 weeks

Session starts: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

PreSchool and PreKindergarten Open House & Registration

Those who attend this event can register that night for the 2014-15 school year. Parents must bring immunization record, birth certificate and first month’s fee to be eligible to register.

What to expect – The instructor will give a brief talk about the program at 6:00 pm, followed by questions and answers, refreshments and registration.

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Reedley Community Center PreSchool Room

Open registration begins the next day – July 31, 2014.

FAMILY EVENTS

Movie in the Park

You won’t want to miss this one! Special guest appearance by Elsa and Anna from Frozen. Photos available with the princesses from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Don’t miss the singing performance starting at 8:00 pm. Movie will start at 8:30. Bring your camera, blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this family-friendly movie provided by City of Reedley and Kidzone.

Date: Friday, June 27

Where: Pioneer Park

Movie: Frozen

Save the Date for the next Movie in the Park – July 25, 2014 – The Lego Movie.

WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED

City of Reedley Website: www.reedley.com Most of our events are listed under Departments/Community Services, but you can also find information under Commissions and the Home Page.

Facebook: Become a fan! The Reedley Community Services page alerts you to upcoming activities and deadline dates. https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Reedley-Community-Services-Department/198207871570

Check out our other pages, too: Reedley Community Center (for facility rental information and pictures); and Reedley Volunteer Opportunities (for a listing of volunteer opportunities in Reedley – feel free to post your own volunteer requests here).

Email Blast: Periodically we will email everyone on our list about upcoming activities, prices, dates, etc. To get on the email list, call our office or email Jessica.esquibel@reedley.ca.gov and ask to be added. We never share email information or allow outside advertising.

Fall Leisure Guides are available both online and in our office with a full listing of all our activities and programs from July-December. Fliers are available in our office and are distributed to KCUSD schools regularly.


Reedley Peace Center

P. O. Box 103, Reedley, CA 93654

Meets at the Fellowship Hall of First Mennonite Church,

Located on L Street between 12th and 13th Streets in Reedley

Map available at www.reedleypeacecenter.org

Contact: (dfriesen0@gmail.com)

Friday, June 6, 6:30-8:30

Speaker: Melissa Hofstetter. Topic: The Pasadena Gun Buyback Campaign

Summer Film schedule

Friday, June 13, 6:30-8:30
Documentary: Heist: Who Stole the American Dream. (2011 — 90 minutes)
Who stole the American Dream and strategically shrunk the middle class? Filmmakers Frances Causey and Donald Goldmacher point the finger at money-hungry corporations, which they say helped plan the biggest heist in U.S. history.

Friday, June 20, 6:30-9:00
Documentary: A Fierce Green Fire. (2012 — 101 minutes)
This engaging documentary profiles the evolution of environmental movements over the past five decades, from early efforts at conservation and protests against pollution to the radical tactics of Greenpeace and concerns over global climate change.

Friday, June 27 (No meeting)

Friday, July 4, 6:30-8:30

Documentary: Transcendent Man (2009 — 83 minutes)
Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is the subject of this documentary that follows him on a world speaking tour in which he expounds on his ideas about the merging of man and machine, which he predicts will occur in the not-so-distant future. The visionary who invented the first text-to-speech synthesizer and much more raises eyebrows here with his wildly optimistic views of a technology-enhanced future.

Friday July 11, 6:30-8:30

Documentary: Bully (2011 — 99 minutes)
Exploring the subject of school bullying from a personal angle, this eye-opening documentary tracks the stories of five different families whose children are struggling to defend themselves on a near-daily basis.

Friday, July 18, 6:30-9:00
Movie: Promised Land (2012 — 108 minutes— rated R)
Taking advantage of hard economic times, two salespeople for a natural gas company come to a small town to buy drilling rights from the residents. To their surprise, a local schoolteacher mobilizes a campaign aimed at blocking the company’s plans. Rated R for language. Cast: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Hal Holbrook.

Friday, July 25, 6:30-8:30

Documentary: Garbage Warrior (2007 — 86 minutes)
Oliver Hodge’s award-winning documentary chronicles the life and work of visionary Michael Reynolds, the radical architect-engineer who has been designing and building self-sustaining, eco-friendly homes out of disposable materials for 30 years. Battling opposition from bureaucrats, politicians and big business, Reynolds strives to show the entire world that “Earthship Biotecture” is the key to preserving mankind’s future on earth.

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