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Posted on: August 23, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Fall Rec Guide Offers More than “Fun and Games”

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Besides having fun, getting exercise and enjoying social activities, many of the activities listed in the new Fall Recreation Guide offer additional benefits.

Research shows that, regardless of age, when a person learns new things by doing, they actually grow brain cells. It’s called “experiential learning”. Watch the video about Recreation’s tot dance class to hear parents and the instructor describe the effect of the six-week class on the children.

The Fall Guide lists dance classes for all ages and abilities, as well as dozens of other “experiential learning” opportunities from September to December including water and land fitness classes, sports leagues, Wii bowling, gymnastics, biking, martial arts, skiing, swimming, and fun the whole family can enjoy. Many activities are free and scholarships are available.

The 64-page Guide is now available “virtually” at Get a paper Guide at City Community Centers, Pools, Libraries and many other public offices around town. It will be delivered in the next week to those who have requested to receive it by mail.

Registration is now underway for most activities. For information on how to “Get Rec” electronically, by subscription, or for a complete list of distribution locations, go to: or call 541-682-6864.

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