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A divison of Glendale Parks, Recreation & Library Services
We MOVED! The Parks & Recreation office moved to the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St., and will no longer be at Glendale City Hall.
Summer Aquatics Information is Here! We will be offering recreation swimming, swim lessons, private swim lessons, junior lifeguard programs, water aerobics, a family fun night and more! Click here to download the 2013 Splashbook!
Swim Lesson Registration Currently Being Accepted! Both group and private swim lessons will be offered at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., and the Rose Lane Aquatics Center, 5003 W. Marlette Ave. For details, click here to download the 2013 Splashbook.
Glen Lakes Junior Golf Academy 2 to 3 p.m., Saturdays, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1 at
Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course, 5450 W. Northern Ave. The Junior Golf Academy is a fun, interactive approach to growing junior participation in golf, with PGA professionals at the forefront of the experience. The objective is to develop core golfers, ages 7-17, who will continue to play socially or competitively, based on individual desires. Clubs provided if needed. Class is $50 (non-resident $60). For more information, call 623-930-4613. Click here to register.
Bread Baking 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 12 at the
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Enjoy a wonderful experience of baking bread. In this class, students learn to make a cool-rise technique wheat bread, jumbo cinnamon rolls and pizza dough. Recipes will be distributed at class. A $5 supply fee collected at class. Class registration is $40 (non-resident $48). For more information, call 623-930-4613. Click here to register.
Dog Behavior Training Class 7 to 8:15 p.m., Tuesdays, May 14, 21, 28 and June 4 at
Acoma Park, 5251 W. Acoma Dr. Train your dog using friendly, nonviolent techniques. Sit; stay; come; down; walking on a leash; behavior topics; solving problems such as chewing, barking, biting, jumping and more are covered. Bring your dog, leash, treats in small pieces, water bowl, water, your dog’s favorite toy and training equipment already in use. Manual and training aid included. Handlers age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs must be at least five months old and have proof of shots. The four-week class is $59 (non-resident $71). For more information, call 623-930-4613. Click here to register.
Basic Estate Planning – An Introduction 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15 at the
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Establish or refine your financial and estate planning goals. Learn to avoid probate; the ins and outs of wills, trusts, living wills and powers of attorney; how to protect your assets and more. Class is for ages 18 and older and is $19 per person or couple (non-residents $23). For more information, call 623-930-4613. Click here to register.
Gallery Glendale Opens! 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 17 at
Gallery Glendale at Westgate, 9380 W. Westgate Blvd.
This grand opening will feature a sampling of Glendale’s art collection, working artists, art exhibits, interactive art, refreshments and live music. Art exhibits, events and classes will be held at the Gallery. For details, click here.
Child Care & Babysitting Workshop 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at the
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Ages 12-18 can get training on safe and fun ways to babysit and care for children. Class covers CPR, first aid, techniques for working with active children and how to have a successful babysitting adventure. Build confidence, self-esteem and skills necessary to care for infants and children on a daily basis and in emergency situations. Bring a sack lunch. The workshop is $65 (non-resident $78). For more information, call 623-930-4613. Click here to register.
36th Annual Public Star Party 7 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at
Thunderbird Conservation Park, 67th Avenue and Patrick Lane
Members of the Saguaro Astronomy Club will have telescopes, both large and small, set up and available for public viewing. They will show a variety of astronomical objects including the Moon, planets, stars and deep sky wonders. Members will be glad to answer questions you may have about the heavens and astronomy in general. Please join us for a night under the stars! Hosted by the Saguaro Astronomy Club.
Social Dance 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, May 24 at the
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Experience Ballroom, Jazz and more. Highlights include an instruction session and dance performances. Admission is $7 at the door (non-resident $9). For more information, call 623-930-4613.
Bowling Bonanza Saturdays, 9–11 a.m., May 25 - July 20
A program specially designed for individuals ages 8+ with physical, mental, emotional or social disabilities. Make new friends, improve your game and enjoy the support of other participants! Bowling ramps are available to registered bowlers. Instruction is not provided. Glenfair Lanes Bowling Alley, 6110 N. 59th Ave. • $23 (non-resident $30). Includes a bowling ball and shoes. Click here to register.
Aquatics Centers Open for Summer June 1 to August 3, Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.,
and Rose Lane Aquatics Center, 5003 W. Marlette Ave. Recreation swim is available at the two aquatics centers, which boast fun-filled slides, lap pools, play structures and more! What a fun way to cool off this summer! Admission is free for ages 2 and under, $2.50 for ages 3-17 ($3.50 non-residents), $5 for adults ($6 for non-residents) and $3 for ages 55 and older ($5 for non-residents). For days and times the centers are open, click here.
Pet CPR and First Aid Training 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, June 1 at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Discuss the immediate care and temporary assistance that can be given to an injured or suddenly ill pet until competent veterinary care is available. This program is endorsed by the ASPCA. Class is $42 (non-resident $50). Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, click here.
Points-Based Poker League 6:30 to 9 p.m., Mondays for 7 weeks, beginning June 3 at the
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. This is a fun, recreational and education program for ages 18 and older looking for a relaxed environment to play and learn Texas Hold ‘Em. No prize money is involved. The league is six regular-season games followed by an end-of-season tournament. No prior poker experience needed. The league is $17 ($21 for non-residents). Daily drop-in admission is $5 ($6 for non-residents). For more information, call 623-930-4610. Click here to register.
Adventures in History Youth Summer Camp 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday-Thursday, June 10-13 at the
Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave. Children ages 6-10 can experience history through games, activities and crafts at this camp. Activities take place instie the Ranch’s historic buildings and throughout the 17-acre historic area. Daily themes include “Dirty Work,” “Movin’ & Grovin’” and “Old Time Technology,” The camp is $35 ($42 for non-residents). Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 623-930-2820.
Adult Softball League Organizational Meeting 6 p.m. or 7 p.m., Monday, June 10 at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. Glendale’s organizational meeting for the summer adult softball leagues will be held at 6 p.m. for teams returning to Glendale’s program and at 7 p.m. for new teams. Meeting will cover league format, rule changes and registration. Men’s and coed leagues are available and held at Sahuaro Ranch Softball Complex and Foothills Softball Complex. Teams play a double-header format one night a week for 14 weeks and a single-elimination tournament. Click here for details.
Foothills Family Swim Night 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20 at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. An evening for families to enjoy this mini water park that features slides, lap pools, play structures and more. This is a popular event and only the first 400 people will be admitted. Price is $4 per person ($6 for non-residents) and includes a hot dog and lemonade. The concession stand will be open for additional purchases. For more information, call 623-930-4610.
Hawaiian/Tahitian Dance Class 9 to 10 a.m., Saturdays for 8 weeks, beginning June 29 at the
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. Learn the various types of Hawaiian dances, Hula Kahiko and Hula Auana, along with the different costumes used and basic foot and hand motions. Price is $67 ($80 for non-residents). Click here for more information.
NOW HIRING LIFEGUARDS!
We will be hiring a number of lifeguards for the 2013 summer season. Individuals will be placed at the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center (5600 W. Union Hills Dr.) or the Rose Lane Aquatics Center (5003 W. Marlette Ave.). Click here for more information.
Sights & Sounds of the
2013 Folk & Heritage Festival in Glendale
Though the event may be over, you can still enjoy the sights and sounds of this favorite event full of
music, folk entertainment, food and fun. Click here to watch our exclusive video now. Plus: meet the musicians who range from bluegrass, county, cowboy poetry and more - click here for an up-close look.
Time to Hit the Trails! The weather is perfect to hike, jog and bike Glendale's trails. For trail information, click here. Check out the Thunderbird Conservation Park video about the trails here.
Experience Nature at Thunderbird Conservation Park
Come discover the peace, serenity and beauty at the Thunderbird Conservation Park wildlife viewing blinds located at 59th Avenue and Melinda Lane in Glendale. Check out the video now.
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