By Mickey Harnage
“Try it, you’ll like it” might be the hash tag for Northeast Community Center’s new-for- fall youth classes. Free introductory classes are being offered for three of the classes.
PE and Me is a child-and-parent class offered in four-week sessions on Mondays from 9-9:45 a.m. One participant must be three to five years old; the other must be an adult. PE and Me gives both parent and child time to run, jump, skip, throw, shoot and move their way to a healthy Monday morning. The free introductory class will take place September 9, with required pre-registration at the NECC front desk.
Also offering a free introductory class is the new Saturday Sports Sampler. These four- week sessions offer children 5-8 years old the opportunity to try a new sport each week, which may include basketball, soccer, kickball, T-ball or fun tag games.
Children 5-6 years old meet from 11-11:45 a.m. Children 7-8 years old meet from 9:45-10:45 a.m. The free introductory class will take place September 14 with required pre-registration at the NECC front desk.
Another offering with a free introductory class is the Volleyball Skills Class held Wednesday afternoons with separate classes for 8-9 year-olds (5:45-6:45 p.m.) and 10-11 year-olds (7-8 p.m.). The free introductory class will take place September 11 with required pre-registration at the NECC front desk.
A non-sports offering, Cartooning with Carina, will help young artists, ages 9-13, turn those doodles into recognizable cartoons. Look for an exhibition in NECC’s lobby.
Youth aquatics activities in the warm-water indoor pool will feature small group and private lessons, swim club and Flick-N-Float movies. Upcoming movies:
Friday, November 1, 5:30 p.m.: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Friday, November 29, 5:30 p.m.: Toy Story
Looking ahead to Thanksgiving weekend: Parents who want to shop for bargains at the mall or watch sports games, might consider letting their children take part in NECC’s Black Friday Frenzy. Kids, ages 6 through 13, will play games, swim, shoot hoops and do crafts from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, November 29.