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When online registration is an option, a link for Marion-Cogran is listed. Not all programs have the online registration option. Programs with a contracted instructor or a lower price point are not available through our online registration service.  

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NEW! Creative Kids Craft Club 

CHILDREN AGES 3–5

Come join and socialize with other kids your age as we create different seasonal, holiday, and general arts and crafts projects each date. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child. Some classes will have multiple crafts depending on the complexity of the project. This program is supported by the Marion Arts Council. Limit 15 participants. 

OPTION DAYS DATE TIMES LOCATION
October-AM Tuesday 10/22 10-11 a.m. Lowe
October-PM
Tuesday 10/22 6-7 p.m. Lowe
November-AM
Wednesday 11/16 10-11 a.m. Lowe
November-PM Wednesday 11/16 6-7 p.m. Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $10 per class   Registration Form    On-line not an option for this program
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 week prior to class  NOTES: A new recipe will be offered each month.

 


 

NEW! Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Club

CHILDREN AGES 3–5

Come ready to bake, cook, and have a great time with other kids your age. Children will create delicious snacks, treats, or meals to eat and/or take home with them. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child. Bring your appetite! Limit 15 participants.

OPTION DAYS DATE TIMES LOCATION
October-AM Tuesday 10/22 10-11a.m. Lowe
October-PM
Tuesday 10/22 6-7p.m. Lowe
November-AM Wednesday 11/6 10-11a.m. Lowe
November-PM Wednesday 11/6 6-7p.m. Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $10 per class  Registration Form   On-line not an option for this program
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 week prior to class NOTES: A new recipe will be offered each month.

 

 

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The Painted Pumpkin

CHILDREN AGES 3+

Painted pumpkins 2017No carving here! Help us decorate the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center for Halloween. Painters will receive one pumpkin with their registration to decorate to their liking. Paint and limited craft supplies will be provided. Pumpkins will be voted on by a combination of staff, public and Facebook “Likes”.  

OPTIONS              DAYS      DATES       TIMES            LOCATION
AM Group              Tues       10/8           10-11 a.m.          Lowe
PM Group              Tues       10/8           6-7 p.m.           Lowe
REGISTRATION FEE: $12 per child   Registration Form
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 27, 2019
NOTES: Pumpkins can be picked up beginning 10/24.

Halloween Boo Camp

CHILDREN GRADES K–5TH

Halloween, Boo, CampGhosts, goblins, goodies, and games! This is a night for the kids as we celebrate all things Halloween. Drop your kids off and let our recreation staff lead them through a night of spooky games, crafts, snacks and more. Limited number of spots available. 

Boo Camp      Friday       10/25   5-9 p.m.   at  Lowe

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per child (includes dinner)  Registration Form
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 27, 2019
NOTES: Bring a towel or blanket for movie time. 

 


Putt-Putt Indoor Golf

CHILDREN AGES 3–6

putt putt golf

An introduction to putting using the S.N.A.G. (Starting New At Golf) system. Children will learn proper stance and grip as well as proper stroke and pace. Kids will practice putting through a variety of obstacles and play rounds of "mini golf " to practice their skills. Limited number of spots available.

 

 OPTIONS  DAYS  DATES  TIMES  LOCATION
 3/4 Year Olds
 Tuesdays  11/5--11/26  5:30-6 p.m.  Lowe
 5/6 Year Olds
 Tuesdays  11/5--11/26  6:15-6:45 p.m.  Lowe

 

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per child (+$10 after deadline)   Registration Form    Marion-Cogran                             REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 4, 2019
NOTES: All equipment is provided. 

 


 

Candy Cane Hunt

CHILDREN AGES 3+

For everyone that still believes!  Santa's elves have left candy canes scattered around the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center. Come help us find them all! First, we’ll decorate some seasonal crafts and then the hunt is on to find every last candy cane. After the hunt, we’ll enjoy milk, juice and treats. Limited number of spots available.

Candy Cane Hunt      Saturday   12/7 9-10:30 a.m.   at Lowe
REGISTRATION FEE: $12 per child   Registration Form    On-line not available for this program.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 22, 2019
NOTES: Participants should dress appropriately to hunt outside.

 


 

Santa's Little Workshop

CHILDREN GRADES K–5TH

santas workshopSee what the elf culture is all about by bringing your kids to Santa’s Little Workshop for an afternoon filled with games, crafts, snacks, music, movies, and more. Drop your kids off and finish up some Christmas errands or present wrapping. Limited number of spots available.

Santa's Workshop Saturday  12/7 12:30-5 p.m. at  Lowe
REGISTRATION FEE: $25 per child    Registration Form

Online not an option for this program
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 22, 2019
NOTES: Bring a towel or blanket for movie time.


Little Stars Basketball (2020)

CHILDREN AGE 4

This parent-child program meets for 5 classes to work on very basic ball handling, shooting, and passing skills. Parents participate with their child or children for this program as recreation staff instructs and demonstrates the drills. 

Saturdays      2/1-2/29 (2020) morning  at Echo Hill
REGISTRATION FEE: $39 per child, includes camp shirt (+$10 after deadline)   Registration Form   Marion-Cogran  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 20, 2019
NOTES: Time on Saturday morning depends on participation numbers.

 


 

Shooting Stars Basketball (2020)

CHILDREN GRADES K–1ST (FALL 2019/20)

This instructional program works on the basic skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Players meet a total of 5 times with the first two meetings being team practices led by Parks and Recreation staff and games the remaining Saturdays. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED! 

K-1st Boys  & K-1st Girls    Saturdays           2/1-2/29 (2020)    morning                Bowman Woods & Echo Hill

REGISTRATION FEE: $39 per child, includes team shirt (+$10 after deadline)   Registration Form    Marion-Cogran REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 20, 2019
NOTES: Teams rotate times and locations on Saturday mornings. 

 


 

Indoor Blastball Camp (2020)

CHILDREN AGE 3

Blastball helps prepare players for organized baseball/softball in a fun, non-competitive environment. Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, and fielding while fostering the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Limited number of spots
available. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED! 

Saturdays     2/1-2/29 (2020) mornings at  Bowman Woods

REGISTRATION FEE: $33 per child, includes team shirt (+$10 after deadline) Registration Form   Marion-Cogran
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 20, 2019
NOTES: Teams are co-ed (boys & girls).

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