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Community Education Spring To Do’s

Golf Lessons – Hudsonville Community Education and the After-School Golf Academy are teaming up to offer kids in K – 8th grade the opportunity to learn the skills of golf or further develop existing skills.

Our instructor will explain the game of golf, grip, stance, and swing fundamentals.  As well as the long game (iron & driver) and short game (putting, chipping & pitching).

•  Introduces golf to children who may not otherwise get the opportunity.
•  Bolsters your school’s varsity program.
•  Teaches children a game they can play forever.
•  Encourages physical fitness.
•  Teaches to each student’s ability level.
•  Proven teaching method emphasizes repetition.

Each child (during class) will be supplied with their own thick, floor protecting mat, top-of-the-line junior clubs (all sizes) and safe, indoor foam balls.

Who: Boys & Girls in grades K – 8
When: Thursdays, April 11 – May 2, 2013
Location: Freshman Campus Gym, 5535 School Ave.
Times: K-4th:  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
5th-8th:  7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $54 for the four week session

To register online, please click here.


Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes – ALL NEW CARTOON LESSONS!
Does your child have a great sense of humor to compliment his or her artistic skills? If so, your child will LOVE a Young Rembrandts Cartoon class. Our students will learn how to personify inanimate objects, as they breathe life into the sun and moon, transforming them into fully realized cartoon characters. A humorous bird feeding sequence will teach your child visual and sequential story telling.  We’ll also create drawings that feature colorful and expressive forest animals.  Give your child the gift of learning and artistry. Enroll your student today!

Park Elementary – 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Mondays, April 15 – May 13
Jamestown Elementary – 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, April 16 – May 14
Bauer Elementary – 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, April 16 – May 14
Georgetown Elementary – 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Wednesdays, April 17 – May 15
Forest Grove Elementary – 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Thursdays, April 18 – May 16
Cost:  $60 for 5 week session

To register online, click here.


Boater Safety Classes – Hudsonville Community Education, in cooperation with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, is offering Boater Safety Classes.
Students will learn about the following:
•Legal Requirements •Getting Underway •Local Watercraft Regulations
•Accident Prevention •All About Boats & First Aid •Navigation Rules
Participants in the one day safety course will acquire a certificate upon successful completion of the class. Please bring a pen, highlighter, and a sack lunch to class.

Ages: 12 & up
When: Choose One Day Only
Saturday, April 13, 2013 OR
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Hudsonville High School, room #101
Enter through side doors by the pool
Cost: $10 per person

To register online, click here.


HEAT Spring Stroke School – Do you want to get a jump-start on the new swim team season? Looking for ways to improve your swimming
strokes and endurance? Come join the HEAT swim coaches for our stroke clinics. Each day we will provide participants with drills and techniques on how to improve all four of the competitive strokes and
IM. In our sessions we will also work on starts, turns and finishes. Please sign-up early, space for this wonderful opportunity is limited.

Who: Intermediate & Advanced Swimmers Ages 8 & up
When: Session 1 – April 15, 16, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 May 1, 3
Session 2 – May 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
What: 2 – Freestyle Workouts, 2 – Backstroke Workouts
2 – Breaststroke Workouts, 2 – Butterfly Workouts
1 – IM Day
Where: Hudsonville High School Pool
Cost: $40 per session

To register online, click here.


Kickboxing for Adults – Hudsonville Community Education and Certified personal trainer and instructor, Shane Johnson, are pleased to offer a Kickboxing class that is sure to get you motivated to help you reach your fitness goals!
This workout will challenge your entire body all while teaching you practical punching, kicking, and blocking techniques.
This is not your Grandma’s Aerobic Class! Don’t get nervous though, this Kickboxing class was designed with you in mind. You will work at your own level of intensity that you are comfortable with. Join your friends, have fun, and get fit!
It’s safe, fun to learn, and guaranteed to make you look and feel better than ever!

When: Thursdays, April 18 – June 6, 2013
Where: Alward El. Gym, 3811 Port Sheldon
Time: 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 for 8 weeks of fitness fun!

To register online, click here.


Learn to Ice Skate The skills learned in our lessons are easily applied to either figure skating or hockey.

Snowplow Sam – Ages 3 – 5
Any child 3-5 years old who has never taken lessons will begin with the Snowplow Sam Class.
Your child will work on the following skills:
Sit on the ice and stand up, march in place, march forward, march then glide, dip in place, march then glide, dip while moving, rocking horse, forward swizzles, two foot hop, backward wiggles.

Basic Class – Ages 6 and up
Any child 6 and up years old who has never taken lessons begins with the Basic Class.
Your child will work on the following skills:
Sit on the ice and stand up, skate forward across the rink, glide on two feet, dip while moving, forward swizzles, forward snowplow stop, backward wiggles, forward one foot glide, up to advanced skills such as waltz jump and two foot spin.

When: Saturdays – April 20 – June 1, 2013 (no class on May 25)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. (arrive 20 min. early to get fitted for skates)
Who: Boys & Girls ages 3 & up
Cost: $89 – fee includes 25 min. of instruction and 25 min. of practice time each week.  Fee does not include skate rental.
Where: Georgetown Ice Center, 8500 – 48th Ave., Hudsonville
Info: All Skaters must wear helmets (hockey or bike)
Dress warmly (layered clothing)
Wear mittens or gloves
Wear one pair of thin socks

To register online, click here.


Parking Lot Self Defense/Awareness – Hudsonville Community Education and Martial Arts Instructor Shane Johnson are offering a Parking Lot Self Defense/Awareness class for adults (participants as young as 14 are welcome to attend but please be aware that the topics of rape and assault will be discussed.) This class is for anyone who would like to be able to protect themselves, should the need arise.

A note from the instructor: Before I tell you what is in store for you, I want to say “Welcome!”
Welcome to the truth about self defense. The time we will spend together will include some brutally honest facts about self defense and what you can do to truly defend yourself. During this time it will be informative and fun. We will talk about situations, weapons, and self defense. You will learn when and how to use it. When you come to class, be prepared for facts, fun and honesty.
• Please wear workout clothes, tennis shoes, and bring the shoes you wear to work every day.

When: April 22, 24, 29 (class meets three times)
(Monday, Wednesday, Monday)
Where: Georgetown El. Gymnasium, 3909 Baldwin St., Hudsonville
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20

To register online, click here.


Hudsonville Recreation Softball

Entry Fees & Important Dates:
$390 = Men’s Slow Pitch
$390 = Women’s Slow Pitch
$390 = Co-ed Slow Pitch
1.  Slow pitch season begins on May 28th (some leagues)
2.  Balls will be furnished for all games.
3.  Champion in each league will receive thirteen (13) tee shirts.
4.  Men’s, Women’s, and Co-ed slow pitch will play eight (8) games plus a single elimination tournament.  Your tournament will be on the same night of your league games.

ENTRY FEES are due by Thursday, May 9th – Payment may be made online,
in person, or by mail.  To register and pay online, please click here.

Schedules & Rosters 

Schedules will be EMAILED and posted ONLINE Thursday, May 23rd.
To view schedule, visit www.hudsonvillepublicschools.org & click on the Community Ed. link.
No rosters needed. This will be an open roster league.

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