Northwest NEWS

January 4, 1999


City of Woodinville Parks & Recreation winter programs

Woodinville's Ski & Snowboard Bus

   Dates for the Ski & Snowboard bus to Stevens Pass are Feb. 27, March 6, March 13 (Saturdays); Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 (Sundays); Jan. 18, Feb. 16 (school holidays). Cost for each trip is $16 per person with a discount of $2 per trip applied for four or more trips. Minimum age for riders is 14 years; however, younger children are allowed on the bus with parent or otherwise-assigned supervision.

   The Ski & Snowboard bus is an Access Only bus transportation program. No supervision is provided on the ski hill. Parks & Recreation staff will be on the bus to provide bus supervision only. The bus is a deluxe motor coach equipped with reclining seats, reading lights, restrooms, and a VCR for movies.

   The bus will pick up riders at City Hall at 7:30 a.m. and return them back to City Hall at approximately 5:30 p.m. All participants must have a signed release form with a parent or guardian signature. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Call (489-2700).

Programs for adults and families

   Registration has begun for Open Kayaking Night for Families at Northshore Pool, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles will be provided. Klub Kayak instructors will familiarize participants with this activity and teach safety and paddling tips. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Cost is $20 per adults and $2.50 for children 6-15 years with a paying adult. Children 18 months to 5 years are free with paying adult.

   A River and Sea Kayak Roll session will be held March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Northshore Pool. Ages 15 to adult may bring their own boats or rent one of Klub Kayak's boats. To reserve a rental boat, call Klub Kayak at 1-888-76KAYAK. Rental cost is $16 for the two hour session.

Youth programs

   Toy Sports will teach kids, ages 7 to 12, the latest tricks for yo-yos, hacky sacks, and spin tops. These sports are fun and increase children's eye-hand coordination and quickness. The teacher is a certified hacky sack instructor and a former spin top champion. Classes will be held at Leota Jr. High School and at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall beginning Jan. 25. Cost is $25 for the 6-week class. Register.

Art Classes

   Registration has already begun for a variety of art classes for ages 3 to 12. Classes will be held at the Mountain View Community Center, located next to Leota Jr. High.

   Kids Draw: Children ages 3 to 11 will learn various drawing techniques that will make their pictures come alive and give them the confidence to explore art in a new and exciting way. The Tuesday classes begin Jan. 19. Cost for the six-week program is $42.

   Recycled Art: Children ages 3 to 6 years will design and create decorative mirrors, stationary, pencil holders, and more with recycled materials. The Tuesday classes begin March 9. Cost is $42 for 6 weeks.

   Junior Piccasso Watercolor Painting Class: Students, ages 7 to 12 years, will learn how to draw and paint a variety of still life settings made up of toys. Brushstroke techniques and use of paints and colors will also be covered. The six-week program begins on March 9. Cost is $42.

Kindermusik Classes

   Three levels of Kindermusik curriculum are offered. Classes are held in City Hall or at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall. Classes are held on Mondays and begin Feb. 1.

   Kindermusik Village: This class, for newborns through 18 month (with parent) celebrates the magical moments that happen through music, movement, quiet time, touch, sounds, and exercise/balance activities. The class stimulates development in every area of the brain during the first 18 months and provides a bonding time between parent and child. The eight-week class will be held at 10:15 a.m. Cost is $70 plus a material fee.

   Kindermusik Beginnings: This class for children ages 18 months to three years provides 30 minutes of musical activities for parent and child. Children will explore music by singing, playing instruments, and taking part in a variety of musical movement activities. Cost for the 15-week class is $112 plus material fee.

   Growing With Kindermusik: Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years meet for 45 minutes each class with parent joining the child for the last 10 minutes of class. This program helps children understand and create music at a pace set by the child. Children will sing, play many instruments, and pattern after music that boosts the child's ability to think musically and provide a bridge between receptive and expressive learning. Cost for the 15-week class is $136 plus a material fee.

Drama and Puppetry Classes

   Connie Bauer, professional actress, teacher, and director, will direct this new program.

   Joyful Puppets Plus: Children, ages 6 to 8, will bring a variety of puppets to life while enjoying theater games and acting out improvised themes and stories. The five-week class begins March 15 and will be held at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall. Cost is $30.

   Theatricks for Puppeteers: Ages 7-11 will learn the basics of puppeteering and acting in this class which begins March 15 at the Grange Hall. The final class meets April 15 in Council Chambers for a puppet show presentation for parents. Cost is $53 for six weeks.

   Theatricks (for ages 9-12 years): In this acting skill-building class, children will use their imagination, voice, and body to create characters in many settings that utilize endless themes and ideas. The class is a non-competitive, nurturing experience that focuses on fun and imagination. The Monday class begins Jan. 11 at Wellington Elementary School. Cost is $36 for four weeks.

Nature Programs

   Pollywogs and Nurse Logs: Children ages 6 to 12 will explore nature through games, storytelling, and a variety of make-it and take-it art projects. Students will take nature walks with a qualified naturalist to discover how the plants and animals prepare for spring. The instructor is a full-time naturalist and biologist with over 10 years experience teaching children about the wonders of nature. This two-day class will be held Feb. 16 and 17 (Northshore School District vacation break) from 9 a.m. to noon at Leota Junior High School. Cost is $26.

Skyhawks Afterschool Sports Programs

   This program will emphasize fundamental skill development by using small group activities in a fun and positive environment. With a coach to participant ratio of 8:1, each child will receive personal attention. Classes will be held at Sorenson gym, located behind City Hall. Cost is $50 for eight weeks.

   Soccer for ages 5 to 8 begins Jan. 27 and runs through March 24 on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

   Basketball for ages 5 to 8 runs from Jan. 28 through April 1 on Thurdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

   A Skyhawks Sports Camp will be held during the Northshore School District mid-winter break in February for four days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost will be $79.

Teen Programs

   Friday Skateboard Nights: Transportation will be provided from Woodinville City Hall to the Bellevue Indoor Skateboard Center Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12 and April 9. The bus leaves at 9:30 p.m. and returns at approximately 12:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required.

Information & Registraion

   For information on any of these programs or to register, call the Woodinville Parks & Recreation Department at (425) 489-2700.