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Youth gymnastics, dance classes begin Monday

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Youth gymnastic and dance classes will start a new session April 16.

Classes are available for children 3 years and older. Gymnastic costs are $28 for members, $33 for all others. Dance fees are $30 for members, $35 for all others. Call the Ernsthausen Community Center for more information on dates and times at (419) 663-6775 ext. 24.

The W.E.L.L. presents: Women's Creative Art Group. A Creative Arts Group for busy women of all ages.

Art Therapist Dawn Freeman leads this fun and unique four-week program. No artistic talent required, just come ready to relax and rejuvenate. Women ages 18 years and older are invited to participate in this program from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sundays. The class will be starting Sunday and be held at the Clubhouse at Veterans Memorial Lake Park. Cost is $40 per participant. Register at the Ernsthausen Community Center by Friday.

Do you enjoy flowers and creating bouquets for your own home enjoyment? Take your interest to the next level and learn how to prepare flowers for exhibiting in floral shows. The Master Gardener Association of Huron County will be offering a program, "Entering Flower Shows" from 1 to 3 p.m. April 21 at Ernsthausen Community Center. Register by April 19. Cost is $4 per person.

God's Little Critters presents: Wildlife Awareness class April 28. Come take a walk on the 'wild side' with wildlife rehabilitator Maribeth Taylor. See some of our area's native critters up-close and personal. Learn what a real wildlife rehabilitator does to rescue and care for sick, injured and orphaned animals. Families are welcome to join us from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Lake Park clubhouse at the reservoir. Cost is $2 per person at the door. Pre-register by phone for the event by April 25.

QIGONG Qigong is an ancient Chinese art form for strengthening the body's vital energy. It works to improve recovery time, energy levels, and immune function using a variety of methods. The ancient practitioners of Chinese Medicine observed that a primordial life force energy animated all people. This energy (Qi) is the light, which powers every organ and cell to function. When it is in abundance we are healthy. A person practices Qigong to develop this energy. Check out the introductory classes from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. April 18 and 25 at the Ernsthausen Community Center. Classes are free. Pre-registration by phone is required by Monday.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is April 28. Join instructor, Tom Lesniewski, in recognition of the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong. Get in touch with your mind and body and learn the many benefits of practicing these two ancient Chinese arts. Participants are welcome to join our event held at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Lake Park clubhouse/shelter (rain or shine). This program is free. Mark your calendars for this day of world recognition. Preregistration is required by phone by April 25.

Spring archery classes will be starting April 23. The sport of archery has been enjoyed by all ages for decades through hunting or recreational use. It is a lifetime sport that helps one build muscle endurance, hand-eye coordination , and grip and body strength. Join nationally renowned Brian Marcum as he teaches you how to properly and safely perform the skills of archery and help you improve the ones you may already have. Don't miss out on your chance to learn from one of the best. Children ages 8 to 15 years are welcome to register. Cost is $22 for members, $27 for all others. The class session will be held from 4 to 4:30, 4:30 to 5 or 5 to 5:30 p.m. April 23 to May 9. All classes will be held behind Ernsthausen Community Center.

Check out the two new youth classes:

Youth Yoga this class will help your child acquire a general knowledge of the body, learn about correct posture, strength, and flexibility. Children of all physical abilities are welcome. At the end of each class, children will learn relaxation, concentration, and practice being quiet and still. Sign up for the introductory class from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. April 17. Cost is $3 members, $4 all others.Pre-register by Monday.

Kidfit Healthy lifestyles are hard to attain in the age of video games and the Internet. This exercise class will get your child moving with a variety of activities from aerobics, toning, calisthenics and other exercise tools. This class will promote healthy living through fitness as well as simple nutrition tidbits. The sooner your child starts a healthy lifestyle, the easier it will be to make good health a lifelong habit. Parents, take advantage of this great opportunity for your children to get exercise at the same time you are. Children ages 5 to 10 years are welcome. Classes will be held from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. starting April 21 to May 19. Cost is $16 for members, $20 for all others. Preregistration is required by April 19.

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