Northwest NEWS

January 21, 2002


Bothell Rec offers winter activities

The following activities are available from Bothell Parks and Recreation. Registration forms may be obtained from the Web site at, or by phone at (425) 486-7430 for information: €Tae Kwon-Do, €First Aid/CPR, € Yoga, €Juggling for Fun, €Parent and Pee Wee Singing and Movement (2-3 years old), €Pre-School Singing & Movement (4-5 years) € Acting Out: The Harry Potter Prelude.
   Learn self-defense as well as developing mental and physical coordination. Flexibility, agility, coordination and strength are part of the physical conditioning. Concentration, patience and respect are learned as part of the mental conditioning. Sessions will run continuously with payment due each month. New students go through a series of short one-on-one training sessions to learn basics prior to joining full class.
   The ongoing classes, for ages 7-12, are held at Kenmore Junior High on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:15-7 p.m. Cost is $40 for Bothell residents and $44 for nonresidents per month.
   First Aid/CPR
   This winter, the CPR class will be teaching the revised American Heart Association curriculum. The class is to be held at the Downtown Fire House (Station 42). Only one session under each category is needed to receive a two-year certification card for that category. All classes will be taught by Bothell FIre and EMS.
   Heartsaver CPR for Children: Downtown Fire House (10726 Beardslee Blvd.) - Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7-10 p.m. Cost for Bothell residents is $25; non-Bothell residents are $28.
   Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning wholeness; it is the integration of body, mind, and spirit. Class members rediscover the wholeness that is in everyone through movement, breathing, deep relaxation and positive visualization. Improve your physical health, flexibility, poise and well-being through gentle focused exercise. Learn ways to relax at work and handle stress with ease and grace. Classes begin Northshore Senior Center on Wednesdays, Jan. 23 - March 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The session is for ages18+. Bothell residents are $70; nonresident are $77.
   Juggling for Fun
   Develop your hand-eye coordination and impress your friends by learning the art of juggling. Hands-on class covers the basics of juggling balls, scarves, clubs and rings. If you already know how to juggle, hone your skills and learn new tricks from the pros. New participants will receive a set of juggling balls. Class will be held in the Canyon Park Junior High School cafeteria on Wednesdays, Jan. 23 - March 27 from 7-8:30 p.m.
   Acting Out: The Harry Potter Prelude
   Ever wonder where Harry Potter came from? How did Hogwarts start? What are Harry's parents really like? In this acting class, members will write their own script of how Harry came into being and play with characters from the Potter series books, putting them into an original play built by the class ensemble. This process will help develop how to work as a group, find out what play structure is, how to create characters, and how to refine it all in rehearsals. At the last class there will be a presentation for an audience of family and friends.
   Classes will be held at the Canyon Park Junior High Little Theatre on Thursdays, Jan. 24 - March 7, from 6-7:15 p.m. Class is for ages 7-10 years old. Cost is $42 for residents and $46 for nonresidents.
   Parent and Pee Wee Singing and Movement (2-3 years old)
   Come participate with your child in a special time filled with singing, dancing, clapping and rhythm instruments. Learn to play with songs and music. Your child will come away singing.
   Classes will be held at the Bothell United Methodist Church on Mondays, Jan. 28 - March 18, from 10 - 11 a.m. and on Thursdays, Jan. 31 - March 21 from 10 - 11 a.m.
   Pre-School Singing & Movement (4-5 years)
   Your child will enjoy the magic of music through singing, dancing, rhythm instruments and scarves. Learn new songs and make new friends at the Bothell United Methodist Church on Mondays, Jan. 28 - March 18, from 11:15 - 12:15 p.m.
   Cost for either of the singing and movement classes is $38 for residents and $42 for nonresidents.
   Contact Bothell Parks & Recreation for further information at (425) 486-7430, or you can visit the Web site at: