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March 05, 2015 - March 12, 2015

  • Bricks 4 Kidz - Pirates Quest
  • When:

    Monday, March 02, 2015 at 12:00:00 PM - Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Four Mile Community Center

  • What:

    March 2, 9, 23 and 30 from 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m
    Registration ends February 26

    Registration is now open for “Bricks 4 Kidz,” a building series with an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands on learning experience. During each class, participants will build a LEGO model using Bricks 4 Kidz unique project kits and model plans. With a new model each week, these simple machines are sure to excite your budding builders as they spin, roll and turn. Everything is provided for this 60 minutes of learning, building and playing.

    Designed for ages K-5, the cost is $39 for our 4-week session and $29 for our 3-week session. Online registration is now open at www.dmparks.org. If you live in the 50317 zip code, a reduced rate is available, sponsored by the Black Tie Foundation. In order to receive the discount, registration must be completed in person at Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Boulevard) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker at 248-6330 or blbaker@dmgov.org

  • Banana Splits
  • When:

    Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Pioneer Columbus Community Center

  • What:

    This program focuses on enhancing your little ones confidence, balance and eye hand coordination. Participants learn how to be a better listener, improve motor skills and concentration. Children with the aid of their adult companion learn together. It’s for anyone 3 years and older that would benefit from developing better balance, rhythm, muscle coordination, social interaction, listening skills, patience and learning with new friends. Parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians are invited to bring their child to learn with others. Participants will use the following equipment balance beam, climbing wall, parachutes, tumbling mats, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment (extra large sized tinker toys coated foam shapes), nerf balls, etc. Banana Splits offers a great opportunity for developing your little ones life skills, in a fun and safe environment. Together you and your child will participate in structured 15 minute intervals of learning. You will see improvements in self confidence, patience, listening skills and coordination. The last Thursday of the month participate in making your own Banana Split treat at noon. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Cost is $2.50 per child

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker
    blbaker@dmgov.org
    248-6330

  • Imagination Playschool
  • When:

    Friday, March 06, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Pioneer Columbus Community Center

  • What:

    This program allows children and adults to get together and play. It’s for anyone with children that would benefit from social interaction and playing with new friends, parents, grandparents, siblings, guardians etc. Any age is invited that enjoys playing and interacting with others using our equipment. Participants may play in, on or around the following (staff may put out different items each day) castle with climbing wall, play house, parachutes, tumbling mats, roller coasters, teeter totter, agility equipment, Imagination playground equipment, nerf balls, kitchen play station, tricycles, big wheels, jeep, cars etc. Great opportunity for developing your little ones balance, rhythm, coordination, life skills, in a fun and safe environment. You will see improvements in self confidence and play interaction with your child and other participants. Our Bounce House is provided for participant’s enjoyment every Friday of the month. Participants must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Cost is $2.50 per child

  • Contact:

    Barb Baker
    blbaker@dmgov.org

  • ADA Training - Structural Access Including Recreation & Civic Responsibility
  • When:

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM

  • Where:

    Drake University Olmsted Center 2875 University Ave. 50311

  • What:

    Guest Speaker Ray Petty Ray Petty has been involved in the disability rights movement for over 35 years including Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns and in 1984 became Kansas Legislative Liaison. Ray continued his legislative work on federal legislation including the Civil Rights Restoration Act, the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), worker's compensation reform & accessibility standards. Having earlier helped plan the Great Plains ADA Center Ray has provided technical assistance, training, and consultation in
    Iowa, Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska. Ray is an active member of the Architectural Barriers Committee at KU and subcontracts to review architectural access at community colleges and high schools. He co-founded and is president of Kansas Accessible Sports, Inc, which promotes and organizes competitive wheelchair sports

  • Contact:

    RSVP to Sharon Neff at skneff@dmgov.org or 515-248-6350

  • Free ADA Training - Playgrounds, Employment, Recreation Programming, Public Accommodations Q&A
  • When:

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM - Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 12:00:00 PM

  • Where:

    Richard A Clark Municipal Service Center 1551 E. ML King Jr. Pkwy. 50317

  • What:

    Guest speaker Ray Petty has been involved in the disability rights movement for over 35 years including Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns and in 1984 became Kansas Legislative Liaison. Ray continued his legislative work on federal legislation including the Civil Rights Restoration Act, the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), worker's compensation reform & accessibility standards. Having earlier helped plan the Great Plains ADA Center Ray has provided technical assistance, training, and consultation in
    Iowa, Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska. Ray is an active member of the Architectural Barriers Committee at KU and subcontracts to review architectural access at community colleges and high schools. He co-founded and is president of Kansas Accessible Sports, Inc, which promotes and organizes competitive wheelchair sports

  • Contact:

    RSVP to Sharon Neff at skneff@dmgov.org or 515-248-6350

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