For a fun, healthy and budget-friendly way to improve skills, interact with others and enhance your overall quality of life, look no further than the Sparks Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Activity Guide. Set to be mailed out to Spark residents in mid-September, the activity guide is filled with information on local recreation.
“Residents can use this guide as a go-to source for all the fun programs, activities and events offered in the City of Sparks,” said Andre Stigall, Sparks Parks and Recreation/Admin Supervisor. “Inside, you’ll find everything related to recreation in Sparks — aquatic options, sports for youth and adults, kids out-of-school programs, a broad range of community classes, arts, and special events, plus a complete list and map of Sparks parks and facilities.”
Popular programs for the cool-weather months include the long-running Youth Basketball League for boys and girls in third through sixth grade. Now in its 33rd year, this mainstay basketball program has been enjoyed by generations of residents.
“For adult sports enthusiasts, the Fall Softball League for ages 18 and older continues to grow and was filled to capacity last year,” Stigall said. “For our four-legged friends and their owners, the dog obedience class is another longstanding favorite.”
Brand-new options for the upcoming season include a hip-hop dance class for tweens ages 9 to 12, tennis programs for children and adults, and a community class for adults ages 18 and older called “Emotional Pitch: The Art of Music Theory.”
“This innovative course is for all musicians, beginner through advanced, with basic knowledge of guitar or keyboard recommended,” Stigall said. “Students will learn how songs work on an artistic level and learn how to blend musical notes to compose their own music.”
Online registration at www.cityofsparks.us is an easy option for most classes, and the city’s youth scholarship fund is available to give children and teens access to programs that would not otherwise be possible due to financial constraints.
Check your mailbox soon for the Sparks Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Activity Guide, or go online to view it at www.cityofsparks.us. Copies of the guide also will be available at Sparks City Hall, any Sparks Parks and Recreation facility, and the Sparks and Spanish Springs libraries.