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 Bragg, Shane Lenoir, Bill McCarter, Pete Simmons, 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.

Date

Saturday, April 25, 2020  CANCELLED

Time

 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location

Springbrook Rec Center, Room 102

1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701

Cost

$20.00 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

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Time

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location

Alcoa Duck Pond, Pavilion #1

Springbrook Road, Alcoa, TN 37701

Cost

$10.00 per session with all equipment included

Instructors

Members of the Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited

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.

 

New hikes are being planned for Fall 2020.  Dates will be announced as soon as determined.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES (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, April 7-28, 2020  CANCELLED

Time:

6:00-7:00 PM

Location:

Springbrook Recreation Center, 1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa

Cost:

$50.00 for 4-week session

Instructor:

Brad Coulter

PICKLEBALL FOR BEGINNERS (Ages 18 & Up)

 

Have you been wanting to learn more about the game of pickleball?  Join us for this 6-week class and learn the game from a certified instructor, practice some drills to improve your skills, then play against others that have signed up for the class.

Dates:

Tuesdays, July 28 – September 1, 2020 (Rain Date:  Sept. 8)  NEW DATES & TIME!

Time:

7:00–8:30 PM

Location:

Pickleball Courts at John Sevier Park

Cost:

 $45.00

Equipment:

Bring your own pickleball racquet and water bottle.  Balls will be provided and each person will take a ball home at the end of the session.  (If you have no access to a racquet, please contact us).

Attire:

Weather appropriate athletic clothing and tennis shoes.

For more Pickleball information, contact Ole Olson at 865-724-8033, 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.

Classes being planned for May 2020.  Dates will be announced once determined.

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 cool down. 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 Scholars Run on August 1 (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, May 26 – July 28 , 2020

Time

7:00-8:00 PM

Location

Pearson Springs Park Pavilion and Maryville Greenway

Registration

$55.00 for the 10-week session

Each participant receives:

  • $5 Discount off entry fee for the Scholars 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 every Tuesday 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

Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 7, 9, 14, 16, 2020  (Rain Date: April 21)

SESSION 1 CANCELLED

Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 12, 14, 19, 21, 2020  (Rain Date: May 26)

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES FOR SESSION 2

Session 3: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 9, 11, 16, 18, 2020  (Rain Date: June 23)

April & May

Session Times

 

June

Session Times

9:00-10:00 AM

 

 

6:00-7:00 PM

Cost

$60.00 per 4-hour session

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

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, January 8 – February 19, 2020 (No class Jan. 29)

Session: Wednesdays, February 26 – April 1, 2020

Session: Wednesdays, April 8 – May 13, 2020  CANCELLED

Session: Wednesdays, May 20 – July 1, 2020 (No class May 29)

Session: Wednesdays, July 8 – August 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, January 6 – February 17, 2020 (No class Jan. 27)

Session: Mondays, February 24 – March 30, 2020

Session: Mondays, April 6 – May 11, 2020  CANCELLED

Session: Mondays, May 18 – June 29, 2020 (No class May 25)

Session: Mondays, July 6 – August 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, May 11 – June 15, 2020 (Rain Date: June 22 ) PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES!

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

Saturday, April 4, 2020  CANCELLED

 

Registration taken 2 weeks prior to 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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WRITER’S TOOLBOX – FICTION WRITING TECHNIQUES

(For Ages 18 & up)

Join us for this fun and informative class where we work on writing techniques to inspire your best writing practices. Bring a pen and paper and be prepared to write.  Instructor Kate Clabough is a freelance writer, researcher, genealogist, and historian. She has been writing professionally for more than 20 years. She is currently the director of the Loudon Public Library.

Dates

POSTPONED  Thursdays, March 19 – April 9, 2020  (No class March 26)  NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Time

6:30-8:30 PM  New Time!

Location

Everett Senior Center, Art Room

Cost

$65.00 for 4-week session

Instructor

Kate Clabough

Supplies needed

Pen and paper

MEMOIR AND FAMILY HISTORY WRITING COURSE

(For Ages 16 & up)

In this fun and informative class, you will start on or add to your family history legacy writing. Bring a pen and paper and be prepared to write. Instructor Kate Clabough is a freelance writer, researcher, genealogist, and historian. She has been writing professionally for more than 20 years. She is currently the director of the Loudon Public Library.

Dates

POSTPONED Thursdays, April 16 – May 7, 2020  NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Time

7:00-8:30 PM

Location

Everett Senior Center, Art Room

Cost

$65.00 for 4-week session

Instructor

Kate Clabough

Supplies needed

Pen and paper

CANOEING DAY TRIPS

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

Dates are being planned for Fall 2020 and will be announced as soon as determined.

Time

To be announced.

Location

To be announced.

Cost

To be announced.

Guides

To be announced.

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