Fall boasts full slate of programs

If you sell greeting cards, calendars, vacations or work in recreation, the day-to-day is always balanced by planning months ahead. So while most people have been looking forward to summer vacations my colleagues and I have been planning fall programs.

If you sell greeting cards, calendars, vacations or work in recreation, the day-to-day is always balanced by planning months ahead. So while most people have been looking forward to summer vacations my colleagues and I have been planning fall programs.

So what do you have to look forward to? In a word: lots.

The new pool is back to running its full complement of swim lessons along with advanced aquatic lessons, REACT, learn to dive, SCUBA and many more.

For preschoolers and children we have programs to keep them active and engaged as the weather turns and the leaves fall. Try one of our popular Friday one-day-wonder programs, ballet, tennis or skating lessons, robotics and learn to draw classes.

For active youth there is belly dancing, free Friday night gym time, curling, hip hop, teen yoga and pottery, drawing and acting programs for creative types.

Adults can try a week of select programs for free Sept. 10-17 and a free Fitness Room Sept. 3-17 (closed Sept. 5).  In our regular programs there is lots to choose from: vegetarian cooking classes, Zumba fitness, Natural Soap Making, Tai Chi, Kayak Wine and Cheese, Chi Gong, Pottery Making, Early Bird Paddles of Okanagan or Skaha Lake and plenty more.

We have a very special guest, and honourary Pentictonite, coming to the Community Centre Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. Astronaut Benjamin Alvin Drew will speak about flying the Space Shuttle Discovery for its final mission, life in space and his story, when a little boy, of dreaming to be an astronaut and how it came true.

If you saw Col. Drew the first time he visited us you know what an interesting and entertaining evening it is. If you didn’t — do you really want to miss out again? Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children or $10 at the door for everyone (cash purchases only).

Winter is a time to hibernate, spring a time to emerge, summer a time to relax and fall a time to explore, energize and live. Make it your best season of all with the fall Recreation Guide and the Penticton Community Centre.

The fall Recreation Guide, with complete program and schedule information, comes out in Friday’s Penticton Western News. Online registration starts the same day at www.recreation.ca; in person and phone (250-490-2426) registration starts Monday, Aug. 22.

 

 

 

Bob Pope is planning to spend his fall in Naramata.