ADULT PROGRAMS

Pre-Registration is Required for Most Programs. Watch for new programs and events throughout the year! As always recommended, please consult with your physician before starting any exercise program. Refer to our refund policy for information on class withdrawals and cancellations.

NEWS AND IMPORTANT UPDATES

 

ADULT KARATE INSTRUCTION (Ages 12 & Up)

Parks & Rec has partnered with Maryville Isshin-Ryu Karate School to offer the following classes to both youth and adults. MIKS was established in 1967, and is the oldest martial arts school in Blount County. It is accredited by the International Isshin-Ryu Karate Association. There are no contracts or hidden fees. Participants will learn effective self-defense, street fighting techniques, traditional kata, and much more.  Benefits include great workouts, stress management techniques, increased concentration, boosted confidence, flexibility, balance, discipline and respect. For more information, visit the school’s website at maryvilleisshinryu.com

Dates

Mondays & Thursdays - Classes ongoing, new students accepted at anytime.

Location

Springbrook Recreation Center

1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701

Time

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Cost

$120.00 per quarter (3 months) - family rates available

Registration

For more information, call 865-980-8109 or email Mike Lewis at mlewis@renasant.com or Pete Simmons at pete.simmons@charter.net

Instructors

Bruce Guillaume, Mike Lewis, Angie Higginbotham, Shane Lenoir, Bill McCarter, Pete Simmons, Adam Tilley, Scott DeWaard, Adam Budnar

INTRODUCTION TO FLY TYING (Ages 12 & Up)

This class will include instruction on fly tying tools, materials, and techniques. Four types of flies will be tied: dry fly, wet fly, streamer, and terrestrial.  All tools and materials are provided.

Dates

Saturdays, August 10-31, 2019

Time

 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Location

Springbrook Rec Center, Room 102

1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701

Cost

$65.00 for 4-week session with all materials included

Instructors

Members of the Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited

BASIC FLY ROD CASTING (Ages 12 & Up)

This class will include instruction on fly fishing rods and equipment, fly rod casting, line management, and casting techniques for the Smoky Mountains area. Fly rods provided.

Dates

Saturdays, September 14-28, 2019

Time

 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Location

Springbrook Rec Center, Room 102

1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701

Cost

$30.00 for 3-week session with all equipment included

Instructors

Members of the Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited

GOLF LESSONS FOR BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS

(Ages 16 & Up)

Come learn how to start (or improve upon your) chipping, putting, and your long and short game.  Instructor, Alexander Feliciano, has over 10 years experience in the golf business and is currently in the PGA PGM program.  This program is designed for beginner to beginner-intermediate players.

Dates

Wednesdays, September 18 – October 16, 2019  (No class Oct. 9 Fall Break / Rain Date:  Fri., Oct. 18)

Time

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Location

Egwani Golf Course, 3920 S. Singleton Station Road, Rockford, TN 37853

Cost

$110.00 for 4 lessons or $30.00/class

Equipment

Bring appropriate size golf clubs or notify us if you need to borrow clubs from the instructor for the lesson.

HIKING IN THE SMOKIES

For individuals or families of all ages - minimum Age 5.  Hal Hubbs, one of the authors of Family Hiking in the Smokies: Time Well Spent and Waterfalls of the Smokies, will lead a series of family friendly hikes in the Smokies this fall.  Hikes will take place on some of the park’s classic trails, with some often overlooked gems also being explored. During the hikes, Hal will share stories of the Smokies’ history and natural splendor. Hikes will be family-oriented on easy to moderate difficulty trails.  Cost: $5.00 per person per hike.

 

Pre-registration is required with limited space available for each hike.

 

Participants will meet at 8:00 AM at the Everett Senior Center located at 702 Burchfield Street in Maryville on the day of each hike.

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 – John Oliver Cabin   This 2.5 mile round trip takes you to the home site of one of Cades Cove’s first settlers. This cabin was inhabited up until the creation of the Park in the 1930s. This easy hike gives families the opportunity to step back in time to see what early life in the Smokies looked like.

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019 – Chestnut Top Trail  This hike, with its continuous climb, weaves hikers through some of the best fall colors the Smokies have to offer. Starting from the Townsend “Y”, hikers will get to explore the rich flora found as the trail meanders near the Park boundary.

NEW! INTRODUCTION TO METAL DETECTING

(Ages 8 & up)

Interested in exploring the world around you for hidden treasures? In this class, participants will learn about the hobby of metal detecting including how to properly use equipment, techniques to help you become a successful detectorist, the proper and respectful way to dig and recover targets, geological clues and areas to concentrate on to maximize finds, how to research areas with historical significance, and state metal detecting laws.

Dates

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Location

Springbrook Park, 1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701

Time

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Cost

$40.00

Ed Huffman

Instructor

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PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS (Ages 15 & Up)

DSLR and/or Advanced Digital Cameras

Would you like to take better pictures with your digital camera but don’t know where to start? In this class, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your camera and take great photos of your favorite people and places.

 

You’ll learn the answers to questions like:

“What are all these buttons and settings on my camera and why should I use them?”

“What is photo composition and why should I care?"

“I took some great pictures! What’s the best way to put them online for everyone to see or print them and hang them on my wall?”

 

Be sure to bring your camera to class. This isn’t a “listen to the teacher talk” class. We’ll be learning hands on.

 

Class size is limited so sign up quickly!

Dates:

Tuesdays, September 3-24, 2019

Time:

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Location:

Springbrook Recreation Center, 1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701

Cost:

$50.00 for 4-week session

Instructor:

Brad Coulter

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball, the fastest growing adult sport in the country, is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball-sized ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The game is popular with seniors but can be enjoyed by all. Tennis, racquetball and ping-pong players love the competitive nature of the sport and regularly participate in competitive tournaments.

 

For more information, contact Ole Olson at 865-724-3616, cololeolson@bellsouth.net or visit the USA Pickleball Association.

ADULT POTTERY CLASSES

Introduction to Throwing

This class is a fun and total hands-on foundation course on throwing on the wheel.  Students are guided in a step-by-step process and will learn how to center, pull a pot and trim.  Students will learn to throw various shapes leading to successful bowls, mugs, cups, vessels, etc. to take home to their families to enjoy.  All work goes through two kiln firings; ᅠthe second firing will make the pottery safe for food and drink, ᅠas well as use in the microwave and dishwasher.  We use only health-approved clays and glaze-materials. ᅠCourse fee includes clay and all firing and glaze materials.

Session 1: Tuesdays, September 3-24, 2019

Session 2: Tuesdays, October 1-29, 2019 (No class Oct. 18)

Session 3: Tuesdays, November 5-26, 2019

Session 4: Tuesdays, February 4-25, 2020

Session 5: Tuesdays, March 3-31, 2020 (No class March 17)

Dates

Studio 212, 934 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville 37804

Location

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Time

$80.00 per 4-week session (includes all materials)

Cost

Instructor

Leanne Moe

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RUN 4 FUN RUNNING PROGRAM

For Ages 18 & up, and youth Ages 12 & up are welcome as long as accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the course. Participants should dress weather appropriate and bring a water bottle. Class includes running education, running, core work, stretching, and cooldown. As always recommended, please consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.

 

Beginner Level: This 10-week training program is structured to help you cross the finish line of your first 5K at the Reindeer Run on December 8 (which is totally optional).  The program focuses on beginners, but all levels of walkers and runners are welcome.  Along the way, we’ll provide you with motivation to keep you moving, guidance and advice, weekly group training runs or walks, and educational clinics on topics such as proper nutrition, choosing the right gear, and avoiding injury.  Plus, you’ll have the camaraderie of others just like you.

 

Intermediate Level: This program is designed for graduates of our Beginner program or for those who are able to run 3 miles at a steady pace with limited walking breaks.  This 10-week training program is designed to teach you more advanced running techniques and to help you continue on your running journey in a supportive environment.  In Run 4 Fun, we want to help you beat your previous personal records and set new goals for yourself, while providing guidance, motivation, weekly group training runs, and more advanced educational clinics.  We’ll also cover topics designed to help you improve your 5K time such as proper pacing and good form, as well as building on previous topics like nutrition, choosing the right gear, and injury prevention.

 

Dates

Tuesdays, September 24 – December 3, 2019  (No class Oct. 8)

Time

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Location

Springbrook Park Pavilion and Trail

Registration

$55.00 for the 10-week session

Each participant receives:

  • $5 Discount off entry fee for the Reindeer Run 5K
  • Detailed weekly training schedule
  • Weekly email with a focus topic and handouts
  • Guidance and advice from an experienced coach
  • Shirt
  • Great feeling of accomplishment and team spirit

Instructors

Tim Spicer & Running Coaches

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WAGON WHEELERS WESTERN SQUARE DANCE

This group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:30 PM; 7-8 PM (Class) and 8:00-9:30 PM (Club) in the upstairs Dance Room at the Springbrook Recreation Center in Alcoa. If you are interested in learning Western Square Dance or are an experienced dancer, please contact Gary Ringler at 865-233-7744 for more information.

ADULT TENNIS INSTRUCTION & LEAGUES

Rain Policy: All participants are responsible for calling Parks & Rec. at 865-983-9244 in the afternoon in the event of inclement weather. Occasionally, decisions will need to be made at the courts. A make-up class will be held for each class canceled with the make-up date determined by the instructor.

 

Items needed for all tennis classes: Tennis racquet, athletic attire, water bottle, tennis shoes

Tennis in No Time

This class is designed for new players.  Bring a friend and learn the basics in four classes.

Dates

Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 15, 17, 22, 24, 2019  (Rain Date: Oct. 29)

Times

9:00 - 10:00 AM or

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Cost

$60.00

NEW! Location

Caroline Haynes Tennis Courts at John Sevier Park

Instructor

LuAnne Zelasko

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Adult Co-ed Tennis Group

A group of tennis players meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at Sandy Springs Park Tennis Courts throughout the year.  Players are welcome to join in at anytime by showing up at the courts for some fun and relaxed games of tennis.  For more information, contact Jerry Tuggle at 865-789-6165 or email at jtug96@gmail.com.

Experience

Any level

Dates

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

NEW! Location

Caroline Haynes Tennis Courts at John Sevier Park

Time

9:00 - 11:00 AM March-June and September-November

8:00 - 10:00 AM July-August

10:00 AM - Noon December-February

*Start times based on season

Equipment

Participants must provide their own racquet and 1 can of balls

Cost

Free! Just show up.

Coordinator

 Jerry Tuggle

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YOGA CLASSES

A series of on-going Vinyasa style Yoga classes for Ages 12 & up are offered with emphasis on poses designed to increase strength, flexibility, and balance.  Attention is also placed on breathing and how to better use our lungs, as well as creating a mental calmness and cultivating a quiet and peaceful mind.

 

Supplies needed for all Yoga classes: Yoga mat, blanket, comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

Gentle Flow for All Levels

Dates

Session: Wednesdays, August 21 – October 2, 2019 (No class Sept. 25)

Session: Wednesdays, October 9 – November 13, 2019

Session: Wednesdays, November 20, 2019 – January 1, 2020 (No class Dec. 25)

Session: Mondays, January 8 – February 12, 2020

 

New participants may join class at any time during a session - cost prorated

Classes will continue every 6 weeks if minimum enrollment is met.

Location

Everett Senior Center

Time

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Cost

$54.00 per 6-week session

$100 per 6-week session if combined with Gentle Flow class

Instructor

Tammy Lindsay

Get Fit Yoga

This class combines the basic aspects of beginner-advanced yoga and adds strength training through core exercise and more.

Dates

Session: Mondays, August 19 – September 30, 2019 (No class Sept. 23)

Session: Mondays, October 7 – November 11, 2019

Session: Mondays, November 18 – December 30, 2019 (No class Dec. 23)

Session: Mondays, January 6 – February 10, 2020

 

New participants may join class at any time during a session - cost prorated

Classes will continue every 6 weeks if minimum enrollment is met.

Location

Everett Senior Center

Time

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Cost

$54.00 per 6-week session

$100 per 6-week session if combined with Gentle Flow class

Instructor

Tammy Lindsay

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SMALL GROUP BOOT CAMP FITNESS TRAINING (Ages 15 & Up)

Need a change of routine, or a workout to take you to the next level?  Do you need to squeeze in a high energy class and don’t have a lot of time? This class utilizes a circuit format, coupled with the most progressive, innovative, and creative exercises in fitness.  Workouts will include cardiovascular and strength training, speed and agility drills, medicine ball drills, plyometrics, etc. With a little bit of effort and commitment, you will see a toned, leaner body, increased strength, endurance, and self-confidence, a new appreciation for working out, and maybe some new friends in fitness.  Workouts will be challenging, but fun with high energy.  Workouts can be modified, but this class is best suited for intermediate and advanced participants.  Participants need to bring their own mat and one set of medium based weights.  As always recommended, please consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.

Dates

Mondays, October 14 – November 18, 2019 (Rain Date: Nov. 25)

Location

Greenbelt Pavilion and park area near Amphitheater

Time

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Cost

$60.00 for 6-week session

Instructor

Tammye Wright-Certified Personal Trainer, Masters in Exercise Science

Supplies Needed

Comfortable athletic clothing, tennis shoes, water bottle, Yoga/stretching mat, one set of medium weights

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WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN

"SISTERHOOD BOOT CAMP" (Ages 15 & Up)

Need to get started on a fitness routine, or need a change of routine or a workout to take you to the next level?   Do you need to squeeze in a high energy class and don’t have a lot of time? This class utilizes a circuit format, coupled with the most progressive, innovative, and creative exercises in fitness.  Workouts will include cardiovascular and toning exercises, speed and agility drills, plyometrics, etc. With a little bit of effort and commitment, you will learn how to work toward a more toned, leaner body, increase your strength, endurance, and self-confidence, have a new appreciation for working out, and maybe gain some new friends in fitness.  Workouts will be challenging, but fun with high energy.  Workouts can be modified, but this class is best suited for experienced beginner and intermediate participants. As always recommended, please consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.

Dates

Session 1: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Session 2: Saturday, October 12, 2019

 

Registration taken 2 weeks prior to each session.

Time

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Location

Greenbelt Pavilion near Amphitheater

Cost

Free! Pre-registration required at www.parksrec.com or at Parks & Rec.

Instructors

Tammye Wright and Other Certified Fitness Instructors

Supplies Needed

Comfortable athletic clothing, tennis shoes, water bottle, Yoga/stretching mat

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NEW! “It’s all in the Telling”

MEMOIR AND FAMILY HISTORY WRITING COURSE

(For Ages 16 & up)

How many times have you thought, "I wish I would have asked my grandmother/dad/aunt about their lives?" Only to have that generation pass away with untold stories. Now you ARE that generation. So let's get started! In this 4-week course, you will begin writing your own or your family's history using fiction, non-fiction, research, and writing techniques that will help you leave a legacy for generations to come.  Instructor Kate Clabough is a writer/researcher with more than 20 years of experience writing for magazines, newspapers, websites and other "out of the box" projects.

Dates

Mondays, September 9-30, 2019

Time

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Location

Everett Senior Center, Art Room

Cost

$65.00 for 4-week session

Instructor

Kate Clabough

Supplies needed

Pen and paper or laptop

With all the beautiful lakes in Blount County and the surrounding areas, what better way to get out and explore these places than on a guided canoe trip? Led by staff with years of canoe touring and trip leading experience. All canoe gear will be provided, so all you need to do is register and show up and our staff will do the rest. These trips are geared for all skill levels. Whether you are interested in trying canoeing for the first time, are looking for an opportunity to learn new trip locations, or just looking for a group of people to canoe with, our staff will provide you with an enriching and enjoyable experience. These guided trips will give you the chance to get out and explore some of the many beautiful waterways right here in our community.  So bring a lunch, and let our guides (with all the gear you’ll need) help you discover the beauty of this local waterway.  For Ages 5 & up.  Any participant under 18 must be accompanied by a parent also registered for the trip.

Date

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location

Fort Loudon State Historic Park

Cost

$50.00 per boat (up to 3 people per boat), includes all gear needed.

$40.00 if you want to bring your own boat and gear and join in the guided trip.

Guides

Camp Wesley Woods Staff

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CANOEING DAY TRIPS

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