Health & Wellness courses now open in Silver Creek

Special to The OBSERVER

SILVER CREEK — Several wellness and exercise classes for adults and children are being offered to the public via the Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District from April through June 2019.

These opportunities are open to the public and the community is encouraged to come sweat it out on campus.

Mommy/Daddy & Me Swim

Looking to get your child ready for the water this summer? This course, geared toward parents with children ages birth through and including preschool, will help you do that. A six-class course will take place Wednesdays from May 1 to June 5, from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the pool. Registration fee is $25; two children may enroll for $40. Class will be led by Jean Mahaney, certified swim instructor.

Learn how to:

Make your child feel comfortable in the water.

Properly supervise children and maintain safe behavior in and around the water.

Enter and exit the water with a child.

Establish — and strictly enforce — a rule that a child must get adult permission before entering the water.

Use holding and supporting techniques and when to use them.

Demonstrate your child’s readiness to try basic skills.

Proper submersion techniques.

Help children learn and practice skills appropriate for their age, level and ability.

Play and the importance of play as a way to learn.

Parents will be working with instructors and may choose to participate or not participate in any of the activities they and their child are comfortable with and ready to try. More than one parent may accompany child. Older siblings are welcome to come as helpers for no extra charge. Swim pants must be worn for infants and toddlers not yet potty trained.

Sit & Fit

All ages can benefit from this light and easy class, which will include simple chair exercises and stretching. We will include the use of stretch bands and light weights if you choose to bring this equipment to class with you. Some meditation will conclude the class. Come and have fun while you stay fit with instructor Betty Bates.

A 20-class session got underway April 2 and continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. until June 13 in Room 145. Registration fee is $40, but late-comers are welcome at a pro-rated fee.

Pound Fitness

Get ready to channel your inner rock star with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. This is an exhilarating (but easily modifiable) full-body workout that combines cardio conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Bring a yoga mat, water, and towel. Ripstix will be provided. Instructor: Shannon Aures Karcz, Certified Pound Pro. Pre-registration required.

Option 1: Five classes happening Tuesdays from May 14 through June 11 from 6 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. in the high school gym. Registration fee: $5/single class or $20/6-class Pound Pass, which expires June 27.

Option 2: Nine classes happening Thursdays from May 2 to June 27 from 6 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. in the high school gym. Registration fee: $5/single class or $25/6-class Pound Pass, which expires June 27.

Option 3: Seventeen classes happening Mondays and Wednesdays from April 29 to June 26 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Crowe Common. Registration fee: $5/single class or $25/6-class Pound Pass, which expires June 27.

Yoga Meets the Arts

Learn how meditation helps you tap into your creativity. In the Orient, artists, before they conceptualize their visions, perform gentle yoga and meditation. Instructor Sondra Holland learned this art technique when she was a student of TANKA, or Tibetan, artistic ways. She would enjoy very much sharing this lovely expression with future artists in Silver Creek and the surrounding area. Enrollees will gather for six total classes on Tuesdays from May 7 through June 11 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 415/elementary chorus room. Registration fee is $30.

Wee Folk Yoga & the Arts

All children 2 months – 12 years of age are welcome to participate in Wee Folk Yoga & the Arts. Children of all abilities, including special needs, are welcome and need to be accompanied by an adult, 18 years or older. Music, creative movement, story- telling, and drama will be partnered with Eastern yoga techniques. Instructor is Sondra Holland, NY State certified vocal teacher. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. The course consists of six classes held Tuesdays from May 7 through June 11 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 415/elementary chorus room. Registration fee is $30.

Men’s Basketball

Are you finding yourself spending too much time sitting around? Come out one night a week and get some exercise in a fun environment. Hone your skills. Enjoy some friendly competition with instructor Dwayne Haskins. Please note: Every person on their first visit must sign a waiver. Gather to play for 16 sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 8 to June 12 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the elementary gym. Fee: $20 or $2 per class.

Walking the Halls

There is no pre-registration for the walking program. There will be a sign-up sheet in the high school lobby Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please carry photo ID when walking.

How to register

Please visit for a registration form under “Community.”

Mail completed form to: Silver Creek Central School, P.O. Box 270 Dickinson St., Silver Creek, NY 14136, Attention: Donna Roof, Director of Community Education. Or call 951-8111 and leave a message with your name, number, and the name of your course(s). You WILL NOT receive a confirmation call. If the course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be called. Send in your money promptly, with this registration form and your course fees. (Include separate checks for each person.)

NOTE: You are not permanently registered until we receive your course fee. Enroll early. Money must be received before the class begins. Checks or Money Orders can be made out to: Silver Creek CS Community Ed. Those age 65 and older receive a 15% discount. Classes will not meet when school is not in session or due to inclement weather. If you have any questions, please contact your instructor regarding cancellations. Please register even if no payment is required.

To get to your classroom, please use the Band Room entrance, the Pool entrance, or the main HS lobby entrance.