Parks And Recreation Events


Summer recreation center

Youth who have completed fourth through 10th grades are invited to attend the recreation center at Rim Country Middle School. The center offers basketball, volleyball, ping-pong, billiards, and a variety of other activities. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 14-July 16. Program is free.

Concert Under the Stars

Bring your lawn chair and picnic baskets and enjoy live entertainment for free. A variety of musical entertainment will entice people of all ages. This Saturday, enjoy the blues stylings of Common Ground Blues, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Green Valley Park amphitheater.

July 4th, fireworks and family fun day

This year's event will feature a larger fireworks show and more entertainment. The family fun will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Green Valley Park amphitheater. There will be games, gunnysack races, tug-o-war, and other activities for all ages. Bring a picnic basket and blanket, or grab some food from one of the vendors that will be on hand, so you can sit back after a day of fun and enjoy live family entertainment by Young Country from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. A grand patriotic traditional fireworks display over Green Valley Lake will follow to live music from the 108th Army National Band. This is a free event. Shuttles will be provided from Rumsey Park to Green Valley Park.

Scrapbooking for Kids

This class will teach kids (ages 8-14) simple and quick scrapbooking ideas. Participants will actually complete a scrapbook, using techniques that are fun, creative, and easy. Supplies for completing a scrapbook are included in the cost of this class (included is: one 8 1/2 x 11 album, photo splits, paper, black zig pen, stickers & other miscellaneous items). Participants will need to bring their own pair of scissors and 12-15 photos to class. This class is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., June 15 to 18, in the Parks & Recreation office conference room. Cost is $30 per child (space is limited to the first ten children to sign up). Registration runs until full.

Crafty Kids

This class is for ages 3-12. Participants will create handmade crafts, including a souvenir. Each one-week class will be held in Ramada 1 in Rumsey Park, Monday-Friday. Registration is $25 per session at the Parks & Recreation office. Each session is limited to 10 participants. Registration is ongoing until full. Session II (June 21-25), 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for ages 6-8 & 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages 9-12; Session III (July 5-9), 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for Mom & Tots (ages 3-5) & 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for ages 6-10.

Barrel and Pole Bending Series

Parks & Recreation will be sponsoring a Thursday night barrel and pole bending saddle series in June and July, beginning June 3. The books will open at 6 p.m. with competition starting at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per run. Awards will be presented July 29 and will be based on a point system. Complete rules and regulations are available at the recreation office. For more info call Charlene Hunt at (928) 474-5242, ext. 358.

Drop-in tennis doubles

Stop by Rumsey Park tennis courts for drop-in doubles from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday nights in June, July, and August. There is no charge for this program, and adult players of all abilities are welcome.

Discover Scuba

This is a beginning scuba program for ages 10 and over. Class will be offered on the following Tuesdays: June 22, July 6, July 8, July 27, and Aug. 3. The cost is $15 per session. Each session is 90 minutes of instruction and begins at 6:30 p.m. Class size is limited to 8 participants. Registration will take place from May 10 until full.

Bubble Makers

This is a beginning scuba program for kids ages 8 and 9. The class shows youngsters how to breathe under water. This class will be offered Thursday, June 24. The cost is $15. Each session is 90 minutes of instruction and begins at 6:30 p.m. Class size is limited to 8 participants. Registration will take place from May 10 until full.

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