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 PROGRAM Location(s)  Date/Time Cost Activity#  Ages
ACTING ADVENTURES  Hazel Parker Playground  Tuesdays
3:30pm-4:30pm
$120/session 480199 6-9 
In this engaging and fun-filled class, students learn theatre fundamentals through interactive games while developing improv skills. The class is designed for the child who is curious about theatre, beginning theatre or has a little theatre background. The class culminates with a showcase for invited friends and family. Classes will take place September 12 - November 14 (no class on October 31 and showcase on November 14). 
           
AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM Playground locations


Shaw Community Center


St. Julian Devine Community Center
Mon-Fri 3:00pm-6:00pm

Mon-Fri
2:30pm-5:30pm

Mon-Fri
2:30pm-6:00pm
FREE  N/A 5-12
Adult supervision and homework help will be provided in addition to games, arts and crafts, sports, and more. Please call Norrell Grant at (843) 901-3838 for exact playground locations that offer this program. 
           
ART IN THE PARK! All staffed playgrounds 1st Monday of each month
4:30pm
FREE N/A All ages
Each month, participants will have the opportunity to explore the arts. Staff will provide basic art supplies and instruction for children to create their own art. 
           
ART WITH THE MASTERS Bees Landing Recreation Center Thursdays
6:30pm-7:30pm
 $8/class
$32/session
571203 6+
Each week, this intermediate art class will focus on exploring the famous artists of our past. Children will then apply the ideas into their own creative pieces through drawings and paintings. Each session is 4 weeks.
           
BACKPACK JOURNALISTS Arthur W. Christopher Community Center

Bees Landing Recreation Center

St. Julian Devine Community Center
Wednesdays
3:45pm-5:30pm

Fridays
3:45pm-5:30pm

Mon & Wed
3:00pm-5:00pm
$5/day
$20/month

570411


571204


180103
4th- 8th grade
Love to take photos and write stories? Become a "backpack journalist" and learn how to investigate, create a story, and publish your work. This afterschool program includes cost for snacks and field trips. To become a mentor, you must be in high school with parent's permission. Some scholarship opportunities are available. 
           
BASIC DRAWING St. Julian Devine Community Center Mondays & Tuesdays
4:30pm-5:30pm
$25/month 581313 10-15
Learn to draw still life and photographs. Participants will gain an understanding of techniques using pencils, charcoal, and pastels. 

CAROLINA STUDIOS/MUSIC EDUCATION Shaw Community Center Monday-Friday
3:00pm-7:00pm
FREE 599602 7-17
Through the use of specialized equipment, high-quality microphones, and studio isolation booths, you will be able to edit, produce, and burn your own CD. Try using computer programs and editing software that musicians and artists use to create beats. For more information, visit www.carolinastudios.org. 
           
CHESS CLUB Arthur W. Christopher Community Center Saturdays
10:00am-12:00pm
FREE 570603 All ages
Learn to play the game of chess and practice against others!
           
DOUBLE DUTCH St. Julian Devine Community Center Monday -Friday
4:30pm-6:30pm
FREE 591301 5-12
The Jazzy Jumpers are the City of Charleston Recreation Department's champion double dutch team! This program will teach basic skills in jumping compulsory, speed, and freestyle. 
           
EDIBLE HOUR Hazel Parker Playground Tuesdays
3:30pm-4:30pm

1) Jan 10-Feb 28
2)Sept 5-Oct 24
$120/8
week session
480133 4-13
This fun program, offered by Palmetto Kids Cooking, will get your kids interested in the kitchen. Our curriculum is designed for ages 4-13, and will empower your child to be more self-sufficient in the kitchen. Each class is 60 minutes of guided hands-on cooking, nutrition education, and so much more!
 
         
ENGINEERING FOR KIDS Bees Landing Recreation Center Wednesdays
5:00-6:30pm 
$90/6-week session  471805  10-13 
Kids will build their natural curiosity of science, technology engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on learning in topics ranging from Civil Engineering to Game Design and Robotics. This program delivers a mix of artistic creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication to help students develop a wide range of skills required to succeed in the 21st century. Each session is 6 weeks and will have a different theme. Check out our flyer here for more information and for the monthly themes! 
           
FUN WITH FLOSS  Bees Landing Recreation Center  Mondays
4:00pm 
$32/4-week session 571208  8-16
Cross-stitching is a time-honored needle craft that has been popular for hundreds of years. Learn to stitch like a pro in this fun-filled class that is built for people of all ages and experience levels. Whether you're new to cross-stitching or you've been doing it for years, this class is perfect for you! Participants will work on various projects like ornaments, coasters and cards. When you're finished, you'll be able to take your masterpiece with you. Classes will run September 18-October 9.  
           
FUTURE CHAMPIONS BOXING CLUB Shaw Community Center Monday-Thursday
4:00pm-8:00pm
FREE N/A 8+
Children are invited to learn boxing techniques and train alongside Charleston's great Gerard "Kid" Norton. Boxers will gain confidence and improve skills as they learn lessons inside and outside the ring. Check out our flyer here
           
HOMEWORK HELP Arthur W. Christopher Community Center



Shaw Community Center


Monday-Thursday
3:00pm-4:30pm

Monday-Friday
2:45pm-3:45pm (ages 5-12)
4:30pm-5:15pm (ages 13-18)

$125/year




FREE


570410






K-6th




5-18
Staff and tutors assist children with homework during the school year. To participate in the AWCCC homework help program, you must participate in other AWCCC programming. Volunteers for homework help can contact AWCCC or SCC. 
           
?ISSHINRYU KARATE
Bees Landing Recreation Center Wednesdays
5:30pm-6:30pm
$40/month 571300 8-16
Join us for our Isshinryu Karate class that will help you master self-defense techniques, boost your self-esteem and confidence, improve mental and physical health, and increase academic performance by raising your level of energy, focus, and concentration. Classes are held monthly and the next session is September 7-28.  
           
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN St. Julian Devine Community Center Wednesdays
4:30pm-5:30pm
Free 581342 5-12
Children will be given the opportunity to learn about cooking and kitchen safety. They will be instructed on how to make healthy, delicious snacks and be able to share those recipes at home. 
           
KINDERMUSIK Hazel Parker Playground Thursdays
9:00am-9:45am

1)Mar 2-Apr 27
2)Sept 28-Nov 16
$170/8
weeks
(includes materials)
1) 280153
2) 480151
18 months-4 years
Kindermusik Our Time encourages your child to uncover an engaging musical world that helps build confidence, self-control, and communication skills. Instrument exploration will pique your child's curiosity while exploring textures and sounds. 
           
"LET'S CREATE" DAYS! Hazel Parker Playground Once a month
(see dates below)
3:30pm-4:30pm
Free
All ages
Children and families will utilize open art studio time and use different materials each month. Use your creativity to create your own artwork! All materials will be provided. Please call Hazel Parker for monthly theme. 
Dates: January 9, March 13, April 3, May 8, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 6, December 11
           
"LET'S PLAY" DAYS! Hazel Parker Playground Once a month
(see dates below)
3:30pm-4:30pm
Free
All ages
Children and families will try new sports and activities in a fun, relaxing setting. All equipment will be provided. Please call Hazel Parker for monthly theme. 
Dates: January 23, February 28, March 27, April 24, May 22, August 28, September 25, October 25, November 20, December 18





MACARONI & PLEASE 
Hazel Parker Playground
 
Thursdays
3:30pm-4:30pm

1) Jan 19-Feb 9
2) Oct 5-26 
$65/child
280133 6-9
Macaroni & Please is a new program designed by International Etiquette Consultant, Aly Murphy, owner of Murphy's Manners. The classes are fun and include interactive activities aimed to help strengthen social and emotional learning focusing on self-presentation, introductions, body language, self-control, empathy, forgiveness, resilience, gratitude, dining etiquette, and manners in school, home and in public. 

MODERN MASTERS  James Island Recreation Complex  Tuesdays
5:30pm-7:00pm 
$60/session 572209  6-12
Study the works of famous artists in history and create artwork in the styles of these masters. Participants will experiment with different mediums and study a new artist each month. Supplies are included in the cost.

MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC
 McMahon Playground
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:00pm-5:00pm
$25/month    12 and under 
Join the staff at McMahon Playground and learn how to read music notes and play your favorite musical instrument. Children must provide their own instrument. 

         
PRE-SCHOOL BALLET

Hazel Parker Playground

Tuesdays 
(ages 2-4)
10:30am-11:15am

Wednesdays 
(ages 3-5)
See dates below

$96/8-weeks

280131

2-5

Children will learn ballet steps and terminology, as well as explore movement to enhance creativity and confidence. 
1) January 7-March 7
2) March 14-May 9
3) September 12-October 31
4) November 7-December 19


     
BUSY BEES BALLET

Bees Landing Recreation Center

Mondays 
12:00pm

$45/
participant


$120/
10-week session
371004 3-6
With instructor Jodie Caplea, students will enjoy a fun atmosphere of creative movement activities while also being introduced to technique and style. Check out our flyer here or call BLRC at 402-4571 for more information. 
           
SEWING CLASS
James Island Recreation Complex

Saturdays
10:00am-12:00pm

$125/4-week session

 372913
6-13

Come learn to sew! Participants will learn the basics of sewing by hand. Each week will add skills and make a project that students will take home at the end of the session. Classes will run from February 25-March 18.
           
STORYTREE THEATER
Bees Landing Recreation Center Wednesdays
4:00pm-5:30pm 
$120/8-week session    6-12 
In this engaging and fun-filled class, students learn theatre fundamentals through interactive games while developing improv skills. The class is designed for the child who is curious about theatre, beginning theatre or has a little theatre background. There will be a showcase for invited friends and family to end the session. This class will take place from September 6-October 25.
           
TODDLER TIME

Arthur W. Christopher Community Center

Bees Landing Recreation Center

James Island Recreation Complex

Mon & Tues
11:00am-12:00pm

Tues & Thurs
10:00am-12:00pm

Mon & Fri 
10:00am-12:00pm

$2/child


$1/child


$2/child

  1-5


1-4


1-5

 Come see us for toddler play time with hula hoops, a jump castle, balls, puzzles, and scooters! Parent supervision is required. 
           
           
Bees Landing Recreation Center
280131
$60/session
6-12
280133