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Bicycling Program: Bicycling 101

(#555021-49)
Tuesdays & Thursdays; July 7-August 27, 2020
3:30pm-5:00pm   |   UWL Rec Center North Entrance (1601 Badger St.)
Ages 11-14   Min: 3   Max: 12 
Registration Fee: $15;  Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $10  
**Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 3, 2020**
Skill development (safe starting, stopping, and turning) and safety (helmet fit, road riding practices and etiquette, appropriate clothing) will be an emphasis of this class.  Basic bicycle maintenance topics that will be covered include: adjusting tire pressure, changing a flat, fixing a slipped chain, and minor brake repair.  Riding will progress based on individual skill development and the ability to ride in small groups.  When registering please indicate if you need a bike and/or helmet (limited supplies available with advanced notice).  Chris Hanson is a nurse with a Master's Degree in Exercise Science.  He is a member of the Wisconsin Bike Patrol where he promotes safe environments for bicycle riding, provides medical and technical support to various events across the state, and educates others about bicycle safety.  Chris has also been a coach for 5 years with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) where he has supported bicycling programs with the Milwaukee Recreation Department and the La Crosse Mountain Bike Team.

Self-Defense for Kids

(#555021-34)
Saturdays, July 11 & July 18, 2020
2:00pm-3:30pm   |   Task Karate (1100 Kane Street)
Ages 4-12   Min: 5   Max: 20
Registration Fee: $15;  Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $10
**Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 2020**
Online and in real life, the threats our kids face are growing.  Where we do not want to scare our kids, it is our job to ensure we arm them with the tools necessary to keep themselves safe.  In this two session course, we will help kids learn how they can protect themselves by being observant, using their voices, seeking help, and when necessary...using their force to defend themselves.  These classes will be led by Randy Thomson (Mr. T) from Task Karate, La Crosse.  Mr. T has been teaching martial arts and self-defense for over 30 years.  This course will be co-taught by Ann Yehle, also a martial artist.  Hence, both the male and female perspective is addressed.  This course is accessible to kids of all abilities.  In addition, parents and guardians are welcomed to join the classes to take notes and/or provide support for their children.  Please contact Ann at 608.217.1114 with questions.

Mini Chefs Program: Jungle

(#555021-47)
Saturday, July 18, 2020
11:00am-12:30pm   |   Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 4-10   Min: 3   Max: 20
Registration Fee: $9; Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $6
**Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2020**
Welcome to the jungle!  Make delicious snacks that look like they came straight from the jungle.

Kids Club: Engineering

(#555021-43)
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
5:00pm-8:00pm   |   South Side Neighborhood Center
Ages 5-10   Min: 3   Max: 20
Registration Fee: $7; Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $5
**Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2020** 
Come take a crash course in engineering!  Get creative by planning and building architecture.

Mini Chefs Program: Outer Space

(#555021-48)
Saturday, August 8, 2020
11:00am-12:30pm   |   Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 4-10   Min: 3   Max: 20
Registration Fee: $9; Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $6
**Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 5, 2020**
These snacks will be out of this world!  You will not want to miss out on these fabulous Martian creations.

Kids Club: Olympics

(#555021-44)
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 
5:00pm-8:00pm   |   Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 5-10   Min: 3   Max: 20
Registration Fee: $7; Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $5
**Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 5, 2020** 
Create teams with their own flags and cheers!  Compete in different events to see who will get the GOLD! 

Kids Club: Carnival

(#555021-45)
Saturday, August 22, 2020
12:00pm-3:00pm   |   South Side Neighborhood Center
Ages 5-10   Min: 3   Max: 20
Registration Fee: $7; Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $5
**Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 19, 2020** 
Make your own games and decorations, and then participate in the amazing carnival you have created!

Mini Chefs Program: Under The Sea

(#555021-46)
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
6:00pm-7:30pm   |   Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Ages 4-10   Min: 3   Max: 20
Registration Fee: $9; Registration Fee w/Resident Discount: $6
**Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 19, 2020**

Water you doing that could be more fun than this!?  Come join us and create colorful sea themed snacks with friends.

Young Athletes Program

2020 Summer Session CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
*Next Session available in Sep-Dec Parks & Rec Connect
The Young Athletes Program (YAP) is designed to introduce children ages 2 to 10 of ALL abilities to the wonderful world of sports.  Develop skills while engaging in fun activities where you run, jump, balance, and so much more!  We will provide a healthy snack each week after an hour of fun.  Participants will receive a t-shirt and a certificate for completing the program.