Community Classes & Programs


The Parks & Recreation Department provides a wide range of activities which appeal to all ages. For information concerning programs, fees charged and registration, check the calendar, navigate these pages or call 595-0800. You may also download the Registration Formpdf. Be sure to check the SPORTS pages for those programs.

For All Ages

Canoe, Kayak Safety Training

TAUGHT BY: Marine Patrol State Trooper Maddox
Boating safety and laws for canoes & kayaks will be covered. Volunteers with the Autauga Creek Trails will demonstrate the various strokes for each vessel. Bring your Universal or Coast Guard Approved life jacket to be inspected by the Marine Police. Bring your own canoe or kayak if you plan to be in the water. (Note: If you’re planning future night trips bring your flashlight to be evaluated for legal brightness.) Call to Register (334) 595-0800. All ages welcome.
WHEN: Saturday, May 27th ; 10:00am
WHERE: Autauga Creek Walk behind City Hall.

FREE!

Canoe Trail Fun Run

Spend some time with family and friends and try out Prattville’s Autauga Creek canoe trail (at your own risk). You must provide your own equipment, (canoe, kayak, paddle board, life jackets, sunglasses, drinking water, sunblock, etc.) No glass or alcoholic beverages allowed. After dropping off your canoe at the starting point and taking your vehicle to the ending point, a bus will be waiting to shuttle you back to the starting point. The last shuttle will be at 9:45am. Suggested: Canoes need to be manned by experienced canoers due to the sharp turns of the creek.
WHEN: Saturday, June 3
WHERE: Starts at Creak Walk behind the PPD; Ends at Co. Rd. 4 take out on Reuben Road
TIME: 10:00am- until (weather permitting)

Computer Classes

Call 595-0840 for details or to register, Space is limited. Each class is $25 per person.

• Getting Started with the Computer
• Internet 101
• Computer Maintenance
• Intro to the PC (personal computer)
• Troubleshooting

when: Mondays & Fridays
time: 12:00 noon - 4:00pm
where: Gillespie Senior Center

Creekwalk Concert Series

The City of Prattville will present the popular Creek Walk Concert Series on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of June and July. These concerts will feature local and regional bands performing by the beautiful Autauga Creek behind City Hall and the Police Station. These concerts are free and open to the public. Some food vendors will be available, but concert goers can visit some of the local restaurants or bring picnic baskets. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a FREE concert beside the Creek with the magnificent Prattville sunsets. Concerts start at 6pm. For more information, contact the Special Events office at 334-595-0854.
WHEN: June 13, June 27, July 11 and July 25
WHERE: Creekwalk behind City Hall

Dog Obedience

Instructor, Janice Plessner
Basic household obedience for dogs 5 months and up. First class, come without your dog, but bring health records. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Registration required before date of class.
when: Mondays 7:00 - 8:00pm, May 15-June 19 (each class is 6 weeks)
where: Doster Center 
Fee: $80 per dog, or $40 for repeats (same dog)

Farmers' Market

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Finding Your Family Roots

Beginner Genealogy Class - June 17th; 9-4pm (will break 30 minutes for lunch) @ Doster Center.
Instructor: Caroline Horton – President of Autauga Genealogy Society.
Ever wanted to know where you came from and who your ancestors are but didn’t know where to start? This is the class for you. Needed for class – a list of birth, death and marriage information about yourself, your parents, and grandparents and so on. If there is someone you can ask be sure to do so. Supplies for class: Bring paper and pencil; forms for recording information will be supplied by AGS. Call now to pre-register at 595-0800.

Min/Max: 10/30

Gigantic Flea Market

Clean up your closets and sheds and get rid of your unwanted, but good items. Guns, weapons, tobacco & alcohol CANNOT be sold. One booth per household. One booth per person. To register, come by the Doster Community Center to reserve booth. Limited space available. For info call 595-0800.

Registration begins March 31st for the May 13th sale (set up is Friday, May 12th, 3-7pm)
Registration begins May 26th for the July 15th sale (set up is Friday, July 14th, 3-7pm)

WHERE: Doster Community Center
TIME:  6am-Noon

(24) - 12x15 Auditorium booths, $15 each
(7) - 10x10 Dining Room booths, $10 each
(6) - 12x15 outdoor booths, no tables provided, $5 each

Come by Doster to rent your booth, they sell out fast! A ten day cancellation required or booth rental is not refundable. Limit 1 booth per household.

Growing & Cooking with Herbs

Learn how to grow and cook with herbs. Know which herbs to use with different meats and vegetables. Free!
WHEN: June 3rd
TIME: 9am – 11AM
WHERE: Doster Community Center
Pre-register by calling 595-0800.

For Youth & Children

Challenger Soccer Camp

2017 British Soccer Camp June 12th – June 16th
At Upper Kingston Park
Register before April 28th to receive a free jersey
Any questions, please contact Ross Lawrence, 678-540-1587

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Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live (5th and 6th grade students)
WHEN: May 26th
TIME: 7:00-10:00p.m.
WHERE: Doster Community Center
FEE: $5.00 per child
Friday Night Live dances are for 5th & 6th grades and Friday Night Jam dances are for 7th & 8th grades who are students of Autauga County Schools. Every child must be on the school roster in order to attend. We encourage all interested parents to chaperone along with Parks and Recreation staff. If you are interested in chaperoning, you must register by calling the office the day before the dance. Children will not be allowed to leave until their parent or guardian arrives to pick them up. This is for your child's safety.

Junior Theatre Camp

Junior Theatre Camp

DATES: June 5th - 10th
Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre will hold a theatre camp geared toward K-6th grade with a production of The Weird Wild and Wonderful Days of School, by D. M. Larson, of www.Freedrama.net. This week-long theatre camp will begin on Monday, June 5, and will culminate with a performance on Saturday, June 10. Times are from 9am-1:30pm Monday-Friday, with performances on Saturday at 1 and 3pm. Cost for the week-long theatre camp is $75 per student. Students will bring their lunch. For more information or
to register for the camp, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.

Registration Form for both camps pdf

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Senior Theatre Camp

Registration Form for both camps pdf

Senior Theatre Camp

DATES: June 19th - 24th
Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre will holds its annual Senior Theatre Camp on June 19-24. This camp is geared for 7-12th graders with a production of The Hysterical History of the Trojan War, by D.M. Larson, provided by Freedrama.net. This week-long camp will begin on Monday, June 19, and will end with performances on Saturday, June 24. Times are from 9am-1:30pm Monday-Friday, with performances on Saturday at 1 and 3pm. Cost for this week-long camp is $75. Students will bring their lunches. For more information or to register for the camp, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.

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Summer Art Camp

Registration Formpdf

DATES: June 12th - 16th
The Prattauga Art Guild will hold its annual Art Camp June 12-16 for ages 7-12. This art camp will present students with fun and creative projects which will use several different art media, such as painting, drawing, collage, clay, and more. The camp will end with an exhibit of the works created during this week-long camp at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery on Saturday, June 17, from 10am-2pm. Cost for this week-long camp is $75 and includes supplies. Students will bring lunches. For more information or to register your student for art camp, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.

DATES: July 10th - 15th
The Prattauga Art Guild will hold its annual Art Camp July 10-15 for ages 7-12. This art camp will present students with fun and creative projects which will use several different art media, such as painting, drawing, collage, clay, and more. The camp will end with an exhibit of the works created during this week-long camp at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery on Saturday, July 15, from 10am-2pm. Cost for this week-long camp is $75 and includes supplies. Students will bring lunches. For more information or to register your student for art camp, contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.

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Summer Reading Programs

WHEN: JUNE 6TH - JULY 13TH
REGISTRATION: BEGINS MONDAY, MAY 1ST, BOTH ONLINE AND AT THE LIBRARY.
Kids game day every Monday afternoon.
Special events every Tuesday morning.
Adult events every Tuesday night in June.
Toddler Time every Wednesday morning.
Book Club for elementary grades every Thursday afternoon.
Teen Writing Club every Thursday afternoon.
Teen events every Friday night.
For more information, please visit our website – www.appl.info, email us at , call 365-3396 ex 3, message us on Facebook at Autauga Prattville Public Library or stop by the library at 254 Doster Street, Prattville, AL 36067.

Summer Youth Camp

Let the FUN Begin – Make this summer one to remember at the Parks and Recreation Summer Camp! For ages Pre-K (4 & 5 year olds that are getting ready to start Kindergarten), thru 6th grade (just completed). Swimming at Pratt Pool, fun at the Splash Pad, Camp Butter and Egg, Skarezone 2000, Georgia Animal Safari, going to the movies, playing organized games, and much more!
WHEN: May 30th - until school starts
WHERE: PKS GYM/ Doster Community Center
CAMP HOURS: 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
REGISTRATION: $75.00 (INCLUDES FIELD TRIP SHIRTS; non-refundable)
FEE: $75.00 PER WEEK (WEEKLY FEE REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF ATTENDANCE); ALSO ONE WEEK VACATION WITH ADVANCE NOTICE FROM PROGRAM FOR NON-PAYMENT.
PARENT ORIENTATION: MAY 23rd AT 6PM; DOSTER COMMUNITY CENTER

Tennis Just 4 Kids

Instructors: Glenn Campbell & Anthony Yarbrough, USPTA and PTR certified coaches.
Class is designed to teach beginners and advanced students using the quick start developmental system. With the progressive court system your child can be serving and rallying within the first few lessons regardless of age.
WHEN: Mondays; 5:00–6:00pm, weather permitting
WHERE: Newton Park Tennis Courts
FEE: $45.00 per month (Must preregister at the Doster Community Center)

Vacation Club Days

Spend your break from school while enjoying games, fun activities, arts-n-crafts, play time @ park, & entertainment. Child must bring lunch & snack unless otherwise instructed.
WHEN:  August 7-8
WHERE: Doster Center
TIME: 7:00am-6:00pm
FEE: $20 per day / $10 per day for members (Questions? Please call 595-0800)
MIN/MAX: 15/50

Youth Swimming Lessons

pdfSwimming Lessons Registration Form

Youth Swimming Lessons
Ages 3 and up
$50 per child (additional $10 for residents outside of city limits) There will be no refunds once a session begins. Days lost to inclement weather will not be made up.

Times:

10:15 am - 11 am
11:15 am - 12 pm
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

1st session: May 30th - June 9
2nd session: June 12 - June 23
3rd session: June 26 - July 7 (no lesson on July 4th)
4th session: July 10 - July 21

If you are 18 or older and are interested in taking Adult Swim Lessons, please call 595-0800.

For Adults 18+

Co-Ed Step Aerobics Class

Neta Certified Instructors.
This class will be high energy with a cardio workout as well as toning. You will have a choice to come five days of the week or a few days as you like, to work out for this low price.
Ages: 18 & up.
When:

Mondays, Tuesdays (toning) & Thursdays; 6:15-7:15 p.m.
1st & 3rd Sunday; 5-6 p.m.

Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $25 per month
Min/Max: 10/25
Must pre-register at the Doster Community Center.

Family Workshops

SPEAKER: SEKERIA BOSSIE is a Licensed Bachelor level Social Worker. She has a Master’s and EdS Degree in Community Agency Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Certified Anger Management Specialist, and a Certified Autism Specialist. Ms. Bossie has worked with children and families for over 15 years. Her experience includes residential facilities for youth with Autism and Developmental Disabilities, working in mental health environments with both youths and adults and the elderly.

Ethical Considerations with Involuntary Clients
Objectives: Understanding legal and ethical concerns that arise, discussing informed consent requirements, concepts of confidentially, limitations and privileged communication,
assessing risk for violence, report mandate, reporting DV and subpoenas. CEUs: 3.0 clock hours (NBCC and ABSWE approved)
DATE: May 12th
TIME: 8:30am - 12:30pm
WHERE: Doster Community Center
COST: 50.00 (snacks and beverages provided)
This program has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Number of CEU’s 6.00/.60 (for the whole day)

Taoist Tai Chi

Taoist Tai Chi® is a gentle and low impact form of ancient Chinese exercise that is fun to do. Many medical studies have shown that Tai Chi offers significant health benefits to include improved balance, circulation and posture; increased strength and flexibility; and reduced stress. It is the perfect exercise for life. This is a 4 week mini-course that covers the first 17 movements of the Taoist Tai Chi® set. All of the instructors are nationally accredited by the Taoist Tai Chi® Society.

Time: 9:30 -11 a.m.
When: Wednesdays & Fridays
Where: Upper Kingston Center
Fee: $30 per person per month
Min/Max: 10/25






Photo Policy: Photos are periodically taken of participants in our classes, programs, and at the various park locations and facilities. These photos are for Department use only and may be used in our flyers and brochures or on our website. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the office at 595-0800.
 


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