ADULT PROGRAMS

Karate Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running
Adult Softball
Kite Festival
Special Olympics Yoga
Square Dancing Adult Volleyball
Beginner & Intermediate/Advanced Running Program Tennis
Adult Basketball
Spring Sprint 5K Race & 1-Mile Walk
Pottery Classes Photography Classes
Sewing Classes
Golf Lessons

Refund Policy for Programs

Refunds may be given up to five (5) working days prior to the beginning of each program. If your cancellation causes the program number to fall below the required minimum, the refund will be contingent upon the vacancy being filled. After classes begin, refunds will be made for the following reasons only: 1) Illness or Injury 2) Moving from the Blount County area 3) Cancellation of the program by Parks & Rec. Refunds will be prorated according to the number of classes already held. All refunds are subject to a $5.00 administrative cost charge, unless the program has been cancelled by Parks & Rec.

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.



Tennis Lessons

Classes will resume in the spring with dates to be announced as soon as determined.



Co-ed 50+ Senior Tennis Play Days

A group of senior tennis players meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Caroline Haynes Tennis Courts at John Sevier Park throughout the year. Senior tennis 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.

Dates:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Time:
9:00-11:00 AM
*Start times change to 8:00 or 10:00AM based on season
Location:
Caroline Hayes Tennis Courts at John Sevier Park
Cost:
Free!
Player Level:
Any level
Equipment Needed:
Participants must provide their own racquet and
1 can of balls.
Instructors:
Jerry Tuggle (865-789-6165)

Wagon Wheelers Western Square Dance for All Ages


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. Class begins every September. If you are interested in learning Western Square Dance or are an experienced dancer, please contact Betty Bowers at 865-805-8291 for more information.

 

Adult Karate Instruction

Parks & Rec. has partnered with Maryville Isshinryu Karate School to offer the following classes to both youth and adults. They are the oldest martial arts school in Blount County and are accredited by the International Isshinryu Karate Association. Participants will learn self defense, sparring techniques, kata and much more. Benefits of Karate include confidence, flexibility, concentration, balance, discipline and respect.

Adult Classes - Ages 12 & Up

Dates: Mondays & Thursdays - Classes are on-going with new students accepted at any time.
Time: 7:30-9:00 PM
Location: Springbrook Recreation Center
1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701
Cost: $120.00 per quarter (3 months) – Family rates available.
Registration:
Taken on-site at the first of each month.
For more information, please contact Mike Lewis at 984-0413 or email at mlewis@renasant.com or
Pete Simmons at 970-7035 or email at pete@promediatn.com
Instructors: Bruce Guillaume, Mike Lewis, Jim Cobb, Pete Simmons, Shane Lenoir, Angie Higginbotham, Robbie Meisner, Scott DeWaard, Adam Tilley, Daniel Wilder and Jeff Grindstaff


Beginner & Intermediate/Advanced

Running Program

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For Ages 18 & up and youth Ages 10 & 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. 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 in 10 weeks at the Spring Sprint on April 11th (which is totally optional). This 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/Advanced 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 you running journey in a supportive environment. In No Boundaries II, 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: Mondays, February 2 – April 6
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Springbrook Park Pavilion and Trail
Coach: Shahin Hadian, Fleet Feet Sports
Cost:
$50 for the 10-week session
Each participant receives:
- Discount of $5 entry fee for the Spring Sprint 5K
- Detailed weekly training schedule
- Weekly email with a focus topic and handouts
- Guidance and advice from an experienced coach
- New Balance technical t-shirt

2015 Annual

Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running

Triple Crown Rules

This event consists of the Spring Sprint (April 11), the Scholars Run (August 8) and the Reindeer Run (December 6).  To be eligible for the Triple Crown cash awards and a special memento, participants must compete in all three races.  To be eligible to win door prizes valued at a minimum of $100, participation in two races is required. Both runners and walkers at each event are eligible for great door prizes.

Spring Sprint 5K Road Race

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This is the first event of the 2015 Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running and is a 5K (3.1 miles) road race & 1-mile fun run/walk in Alcoa. A portion of the proceeds benefit Blount County‘s Area 15 Special Olympics.

Date:
Saturday, April 11
Time:
Check-in 7:15-8:00 AM at Springbrook Rec. Center
5K Race 8:30 AM
1-Mile Fun Run/Walk 8:35 AM
Location:
Springbrook Recreation Center
Cost:
If pre-registered at Parks & Rec. or online by 3:00 PM April 9 at www.parksrec.com:
Adults $18.00 Students (18 & under) $15.00
Fee includes a race T-shirt. Add $1.50 for XXL shirt.
Day of race: Adults $25.00 Students $20.00






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 Level

Dates: Current Session: Wednesdays, January 7 - February 11
Next Session:
Wednesdays, February 18 - March 25
New participants may join class at any time during a session - cost prorated.
Classes will continue every 6 weeks if minimum enrollment is met.

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Everett Senior Center
Cost: $54.00 for 6-week session
$100.00 if combined with Get Fit class 

Discount for participants taking both Gentle Flow class and Get Fit class!

Get Fit Yoga

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

Dates:
Current Session: Mondays, January 5 - February 9
Next Session: Mondays, February 16 - March 23
New participants may join class at any time during a session - cost prorated.
Classes will continue every 6 weeks if minimum enrollment is met.

Time:
6:00-7:00 PM
Location:
Everett Senior Center
Cost:
$54.00 per 6-week session
$100.00 if combined with Gentle Flow class



Pottery Classes
"Introduction to Throwing"

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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; the second firing will make the pottery safe for food and drink, as well as use in the microwave and dishwasher. We use only health-approved clays and glaze-materials. Course fee includes clay and all firing and glaze materials.

Dates: Session 1: Tuesdays, February 3-24
Session 2: Tuesdays, March 3-31 (No class March 17)
Session 3: Tuesdays, April 7-28
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Studio 212, 217 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN
Cost: $80.00 per 4-week session (includes all materials)
Instructor:
Leanne Moe



Photography Classes

For Ages 15 & Up

Photography for Beginners – DSLR and/or Advanced Point & Shoot (compact) Cameras

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Would you like to take better pictures with your digital camera? Or at least know what all those settings mean? If you have a DSLR or advanced point & shoot (compact) digital camera then you will love this class! We’ll discuss fundamentals of your camera controls, and you will learn about balancing lighting, ISO and exposure controls, and creative photo composition. You’ll be ready to take better pictures of friends and family at those special events!

For maximum learning, you will need to bring your DSLR or advanced point & shoot digital camera (or both, if you have them). Class size is limited – be sure to sign up quickly.

Two different sessions cover the same material – you can choose either one Saturday or 4 weeknights:

Dates: Saturday, February 28
Time: 9:00 AM –1:00 PM
Location: Everett Senior Center – Computer Room
Cost: $42.00 for 4-week session
Instructor:
Owen Poveda

Dates: Tuesdays, March 24 – April 14
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Everett Senior Center – Computer Room
Cost: $42.00 for 4-week session
Instructor:
Owen Poveda


Sewing Classes

NEW! Make a Simple Skirt

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Learning the basics of sewing a simple skirt is ideal for showcasing fun fabrics or adding flair with contrasting pockets, trim, or embellishing with embroidery and appliqué! Once you learn how to sew a perfect adorable skirt pattern, you’ll be addicted to making your own versions of this sassy skirt, too! Choose from a simple A-line for adults or a simple gathered skirt for children. Note: You are welcome to bring your own machine or borrow one from the instructor.

This class is offered at different times and locations for your convenience:

Date: Saturday, February 21
Due to purchase of materials, registration ends Feb. 18.
Time: 12:30-3:30 PM
Location: Springbrook Recreation Center – Room 102
Cost: $45.00 + materials
A list of needed materials will be provided prior to class.
Instructor:
Aimee Davis

Date: Wednesday, March 25
Due to purchase of materials, registration ends March 23.
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Everett Recreation Center
Cost: $45.00 + materials
A list of needed materials will be provided prior to class.
Instructor:
Aimee Davis

Date: Tuesday, May 12
Due to purchase of materials, registration ends May 8.
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Location: Springbrook Recreation Center – Room 102
Cost: $45.00 + materials
A list of needed materials will be provided prior to class.
Instructor:
Aimee Davis

NEW! How to Read a Pattern

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You’ve learned how to use your sewing machine, so you pick up a pattern. It says "very easy,” but when you open the instructions you quickly realize that this is going to take more than an hour just to figure out what in the world they are talking about! In this class, we will walk through every step of pattern preliminaries from understanding pattern lingo and layouts, grain and many more inside secrets to making your next garment project look great! Note: We will not be making an actual garment, but you are welcome to bring patterns of your own and ask questions about them.

This class is offered at different times and locations for your convenience:

Date: Saturday, March 28
Due to purchase of materials, registration ends March 25.
Time: 12:30-2:00 PM
Location: Springbrook Recreation Center – Room 102
Cost: $35.00
Instructor:
Aimee Davis

Date: Tuesday, April 14
Due to purchase of materials, registration ends April 10.
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: Springbrook Recreation Center – Room 102
Cost: $35.00
Instructor:
Aimee Davis

Date: Wednesday, May 6
Due to purchase of materials, registration ends May 4.
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM
Location: Everett Recreation Center
Cost: $35.00
Instructor:
Aimee Davis

NEW! Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

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Is your sewing machine sitting in the back of a closet gathering dust? Do you wish you remembered how to thread it? Do you want to learn to sew? Bring your sewing machine and all of its accessories (power cord, manual, bobbins, presser feet, needles, etc.) to this 2½ hour workshop. You will learn how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine. You will leave familiarized with the most useful stitches, and we’ll even sew a quick project together to get you started. You’ll leave feeling confident that you can sew on your own.

Two different sessions cover the same material – you can choose the day class or the evening class, to best fit your schedule!

Date: Saturday, April 11
Due to purchase of materials, registration ends April 8.
Time: 12:30-3:00 PM
Location: Springbrook Recreation Center – Room 102
Cost: $45.00 + $10 materials fee
Instructor:
Aimee Davis

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Due to purchase of materials, registration ends April 30.
Time: 5:30-8:00 PM
Location: Springbrook Recreation Center – Room 102
Cost: $45.00 + $10 materials fee
Instructor:
Aimee Davis


Golf Lessons

Get Golf Ready – This program is designed to provide participants with a complete overview of the game of golf. Including the history of the sport, an introduction to the fundamentals including how to dress and act on the course, the purpose of each club, the art of chipping, pitching and hitting out of the green-side bunkers. You will be introduced to the fairway and how to use your irons, making and repairing divots, how to tee off, which metal-woods to use, scorekeeping, basic rules, and much more.

Date: Session 1: April 21, 23, 28, 30
Session 2: September 22, 24, 29, October 1
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: Green Meadow Pro Shop
1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa
Cost: $80.00 per session
Instructor:
Scott Wilson, Class A-PGA Professional and Staff