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October at Widefield Parks & Recreation...

Important Dates:

October 1 - Winter Program Registration Opens
October 4 - Closed for WSD3 Fall Day
October 9 - Fall Fun Day Picnic 
October 30 - Halloween Hangout At The Pool
 

Celebrate With Us!

Boo at the Pool! Come trick or treat with us at our spooky open swim! Join us from 1 - 2:30pm on Saturday, October 30 for our Halloween Hangout! Make sure to enter the raffle for a slimy surprise! $2 special event admission fee. Please register your party for guaranteed entry! 
 

Create With Us!

Join us for a virtual art challenge! Each month there will be a new theme for the challenge. All entries will be posted on social media for the public to vote for a winner! Please submit a photo of your entry to reevesn@wsd3.org. 
October’s Theme: Pumpkin Carving or Decorating Contest. Contest entry deadline is October 24. Winner will be announced on October 29. 
 
This adult painting class on October 6 from 7 - 9pm is for beginners and seasoned painters alike. You'll be taken step by step through a fall pumpkin painting. Our art instructor directs you through the painting process to help bring out your inner artist.You'll learn mixing techniques and layer effects! Every student will walk away with a canvas painting. No need to bring anything with you, except your creativity! Fee: $20. Ages: 16+. Register by: October 3. 
 
Learn how to embroider and decorate your jeans or shirts in this beginners sewing class on October 15 from 9am - 12pm! Bring your jeans and/or t-shirts to add some fun designs to them! This class is for anyone, no sewing experience necessary. Fee: $20. Ages: 12 - 18.  Register by: October 12. 
Do you need a break and some time for just you? Join this Saturday morning simple sewing class on October 23 from 8am - 12pm, for beginner sewers (adults only, no childcare provided). There will be instruction, coffee, snacks, and good music all in the company of other moms. We will be making hot pot holders. Sewers will learn cutting and basic machine sewing skills. No experience needed for this class. We will have machines and everything you need. Come and enjoy! You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine. Fee: $30. Ages: 18+. Register by: October 19. 
 
Come to the M.I.L.L. October 26 - 28 from 5:30 - 7:30pm and learn how to cut, sand, and construct wood into your own Adirondack chair to take home. All materials and equipment provided. Fee: $150. Ages: 16+. Register by: October 20. 
Turn trash into treasure on November 11 from 1 - 2pm! Learn how to transform an ordinary egg carton into a beautiful seasonal wreath. Fee: $15. Ages: 8 - 15. Register by: November 4. 
 

Play With Us!

School is back in session, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over! Come join us for Open Swim! Baby Pools and Splash Park are closed for the season. Patrons must register each person in their party on SignUp prior to open swim. See our website for current Open Swim Hours
 
Tennis lessons are back October 11 - 14! Register now to reserve your spot. Register soon, only a few spots left! 
 
Introducing the 7th & 8th Grade 3v3 Basketball Tournament on November 20! Grab a few friends and come play with us! An adult will need to be designated as your team representative, register the team, join you on the sideline to help coach your team. We will communicate with the team representatives. It will be their responsibility to pass along information to the team. Tournament format will depend on the number of teams registered.
 
Get your team together and register for Fall Adult Volleyball Indoor Tournaments, the Halloween Tournament starting October 12, and the Turkey Tournament starting November 2.  Each tournament has a three game guarantee and prizes for the winners! Only $110/team - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
 
Come learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in America! We are now registering Adult Pickleball lessons starting October 11. The session is a total of 4 hours, Monday through Thursday. Only $20! Sounds like a great Dill!
 
Night Owlz is back! Enjoy a night out while the kids play with us! Your child will have the opportunity to splash around in the pool, play games, create arts and crafts, and enjoy a movie to end the night. Pizza and snacks provided. Ages: 7 - 14 Only $20 per child!
 

Move With Us!

Martial Arts November and December registration is open. With martial arts as a foundation, participants have the opportunity to develop self-awareness and self-confidence. GOJO-RYU KARATE is a comprehensive martial art derived from the Okinawan system of self-defense. Participants of all skill levels can benefit from this program by relieving stress, help with weight loss, coordination, balance, flexibility, stamina, and assist in self-control. Ages 7 and up. Mondays & Wednesdays from 6 - 7:30pm at North Preschool. Register by November 8. 
 
Yogi Kids - Session 2 starts November 3 from 5:15 - 6pm. Join this introductory class that focuses on relaxation, fun, and movement! Yoga is a great activity to start at a young age, it enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, body awareness, and confidence. Ages: 6 - 11. Register by October 27. 
 
Youth Dance The Dance Exploration Kids Enrichment Program offers dance classes for children from ages 3 to 12. All classes follow the Dance to Learn Curriculum and are designed to teach the whole child through the 5 Methods of Dance. The 5 pillars of dance include, Discovery, Movement, Acceptance, Creation, and Expression. 
 
We have a variety of fitness classes for all ages and levels. We have a new POUND class every Wednesday at 6 pm and a new shallow water aerobics class on Mondays at 5:30pm. View our current schedule or pick one up in the office. Drop in for only $3 per class!
 

Learn With Us!

Creative Kids & Terrific Tots Preschool
There are limited spots in our Preschool classes for the 2021/2022 school year! We offer separate programs for 3 and 4 year olds in order to meet the needs of each student, providing them the opportunity to love learning while preparing them for Kindergarten. Check the Preschool page on our website for details. Register now to secure your child's spot!

 
This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The classroom skills session is on October 23 from 9 - 11am. You will learn how to recognize and treat the following conditions and emergencies: unconsciousness, broken bones, head, neck, and back injuries, stroke, diabetic emergencies, seizures, fainting, poisoning, recognizing signals of heart attack, and more.The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion. Allow approximately 3 hours to complete the online portion. Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Fee: $65. Ages: 11+. Register by: October 17. 
 
Come to the M.I.L.L. November 8 - 10 from 5:30 - 7:30pm and learn the basics of plumbing, electric, and how to complete minor home repairs. Fee: $150. Ages: 16+. Register by: November 3. 
 
Registration opens up October 1 for December through February sessions! Our American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program welcomes children ages 3 - 15. See the chart of skills taught in each level. We offer Saturday morning classes as well as Tuesday and Thursday evening classes. Limited space available. 
Fee: $37.50 per 6 week session
 
Learn and experience archery, fly making, nature, plant identification and more over Thanksgiving break! On November 22 from 8am - 1pm, participants will be given lessons and have hands-on practice time with archery and fly making as well as play games and create crafts that teach them about plants and nature. Fee: $25. Ages: 8 - 14. Register by: November 17. 
Facility Expansion
We are excited to share with you some new possibilities because of our growth and prosperity. As a part of making our main campus located at 705 Aspen Drive a community hub and after soliciting feedback from a facility expansion committee and community meetings, we have completed conceptual plans for a new recreation center. We invite you to visit our Facility Expansion webpage to check out the plans. 
 

Join our Team

We are looking for enthusiastic, self driven, and motivated people to join our team. Currently we are accepting applications for the following positions: Seasonal Grounds, Golf Instructor, Sports Officials, Lifeguards, and Swim Lesson Instructors. Please visit our website for more information.
 
 
 

From the School District

Widefield School District 3 is hiring!
Substitute/Guest staff are a valuable resource in our schools and support our students when classroom Teachers or Educational assistants must be absent. All Substitute/Guest staff members are able to select the days and schools they would like to work.
 
The following positions are available: 
  • Guest Teacher
  • Guest Educational Assistants
  • Bus Drivers
 
Please contact the WSD3 Human Resources Office for information on how to apply and to see if you are qualified; 719-391-3015, humanresources@wsd3.org. Thank you for the consideration in supporting our students!