Recreational council offers variety of fall classes


August 28, 1998|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WOODBINE Recreation Council, in cooperation with Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks, will offer a variety of classes this fall.

Whether you're interested in shaping up, learning a skill, or simply having fun, the recreation council has something for all ages and skills. Below are a few of the classes being offered throughout Carroll County.

Horseback riding lessons

Instructional and recreational horseback riding lessons start Sept. 19 for Saturday classes and Sept. 20 for Sunday classes at Holinker Farm, 5220 Equestrian Drive, Eldersburg.

Participants can choose Saturday or Sunday classes that are held at 10 a.m. to noon or 12: 30 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. The class runs for six weeks. Limit is 15 people per class. The cost is $92. Information: 410-795-3332.

Tae kwon do and arnis

Martial arts classes taught by the Taekwondo-Arnis Academy for ages 7 through adult will run 12 weeks starting Sept. 15. Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels will be taught.

Tae kwon do is a Korean martial art that emphasizes physical fitness and the traditional values of courtesy, self-control and integrity. Arnis is a Filipino martial art oriented toward practical self-defense.

Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday at the Mount Airy Elementary School gym. Ages 7 to 12 beginner/intermediate are 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., cost $79. Ages 7 to 12 advanced are 7: 15 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m., cost $99. Teens and adults at all levels are 7: 15 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. The cost is $99.

Information: chief instructor Carl Minkel, 301-829-2348.

Tai chi instruction

Tai chi classes start Sept. 8 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mount Airy Senior Center, 705 Ridge Ave. This is an eight-week class. The cost is $40.

Tai chi is designed to develop coordination, balance and flexibility through harmonious motion and gentle exercise. Information: instructor Toni Minkel, 301-829-2340.

Ballet and tap classes

Ballet and tap dance classes will be offered to children ages 4 and older Mondays starting Sept. 14. The class will run 10 weeks.

The 4-year-olds class will be held from 10 a.m. to 10: 45 a.m. at Calvary Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy. The cost is $55.

The classes for ages 5 and older will be held at Mount Airy Senior Center, at 705 Ridge Ave. Age 5 meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; ages 6 and 7 meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; 8 years and older meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The cost for each of the three classes is $60. Information: instructor Janine Smarrelli, 301-607-6229.

Shape up

A "Shape Up Now" fitness class, featuring aerobics, workouts and toning for adults, will begin Sept. 22 and run for 12 weeks every Tuesday and Thursday from 7: 30 p.m. until 8: 30 p.m. in the Mount Airy Elementary School cafeteria. The cost is $84. Information: instructor Carole Asbury, 410-489-7277.

Open basketball for teens

Teens are invited to drop in at the Mount Airy Middle School gym for basketball games from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. every Tuesday starting Sept. 8. Group leader: Mac Kantruss. Information: Woodbine Recreation Council, 410-795-3332.

Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 8/28/98

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