Fall/Winter Recreation Programs 2019/2020

We have a fit for you and your family!  Indoor programs are held at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park (532 N. Cannon Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740) unless otherwise noted in program description. Enroll online by clicking on the four-digit activity number listed below; hyperlinks take you to ActiveNet, our secure online registration portal. Registration is required for all series and one-day activities at least 24 hours in advance of program start date unless noted in program description; programs must meet minimum enrollment levels. Sign up early so we can be in touch with you regarding program-related updates. For assistance with enrollment or questions about program details, call our office, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (301)739-8577 x 170. Find a great fit for you here! 

Health & Wellness 

Barilla Healthy Pasta Cooking Demo
Thursday, Oct. 10
11:30 am-1:30 pm 
(Activity #6540)
Eating pasta can be healthy! Join Deb Lehr, RN, and Cindy Missling, from the Meritus Community Health team, as they present a healthy cooking demo at The Greens at Hamilton Run golf course clubhouse (2 S. Cleveland Ave.). Participate to receive recipe ideas and tasty samples. Free.  

Stepping Up Your Nutrition
Thursday, 1-3 pm
- Dec. 5
(activity #6604) 
Workshop helps participants understand the importance of balanced nutrition, increase awareness of malnutrition risk in adults with chronic health issues, and help create an action plan to improve nutritional health. Provided by Meritus Community Health at the Fit Room. Free.  
Living Well With Hypertension
Thursday, 9-11:30 am 
- Oct. 10
(activity #6395)
Learn about high blood pressure, how to manage it with diet and nutrition. Enhance awareness of salt/ sodium intake, how to read food labels, and learn about anti-hypertensive medication options. Provided by Meritus Community Health at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park. Free. 

Living Well With Chronic Illness 
Thursdays, 9- 11:30 a.m. 
- Oct. 17- Nov. 21 
(Activity #6391)
Learn how to manage chronic illness with this evidence-based, self-management workshop. Topics include: getting a good night’s sleep, eating healthy, preventing falls, relaxation, and managing pain & fatigue. Provided by Meritus Community Health at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park (532 N. Cannon Ave.). Free. 
Strategies to Reduce Stress Hypnosis
Mondays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
- Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16
(activity #6602)
This four-part series will help you learn techniques to reduce stress, take control, and practice relaxation and stress reducing strategies. Meets once weekly for 4 weeks. First session lasts one hour and a half, then one hour for each following session. Led by Marie Hawse of Hagerstown Hypnosis Center. $220.
Weight Management Hypnosis
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am, first date meets until Noon
- Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & Mar. 11
(activity #6601)
This five- part series will help you embrace and enjoy positive change as a catalyst for new experiences. Learn mental techniques to handle urges, visualize your success, and incorporate joy into your positive lifestyle adjustments. Meets once weekly for 4 weeks, followed by final session 3 weeks later. First session lasts 2 hours, then one hour + for each following session. Led by Marie Hawse of Hagerstown Hypnosis Center. $275. 

Cut Your Sugar Cravings
Thurs. Jan. 30, 7 pm (activity #6628)
Free introductory webinar - you'll learn why your body craves sugar and how to kick your cravings for better energy, less brain fog and less belly! It's easier than you think. FREE! 

21-Day Sugar Detox

Prep week starts: Feb. 15 
Feb. 24- Mar. 15 (activity #6627)
Ready to end your love affair with sugar? This 21-day, web-based program gives you the tools and support you need to kick that toxic relationship to the curb! Led by nutritionist, Cheryle McKee, this program includes meal plans, recipes, strategies, coaching webinars and group chat opportunities to successfully break up with sugar the day after Valentine’s Day. Register by Feb. 13. $50. 

Arts & Entertainment, Hobbies & Special Interests
Golf Clinic 
Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
October 3 - October 24 (Activity #6633)
Adult short game clinic comprised of four sessions of gold instruction by AB Golf School at The Greens at Hamilton Run. Each week will cover one of these areas: hazards, chipping, putting and pitches to the green. Clubs not provided, rentals are available. $45/person. 
Skateboarding Lessons
Saturdays, October 12 - November 16 (Activity #6624)
9:00 - 10:00 am (ages 6-14)
10:00 - 11:00 am (ages 15+)
This skateboarding program will provide beginner and/or intermediate instruction including assembling a skateboard, skateboard maintenance, and beginner or/intermediate tricks. Each class time will include instructional time and practice time. Students must provide your own skateboard and helmet. Our students are required to wear a helmet and encouraged to wear other safety gear such as elbow/knee pads and wrist guards. Max 5 participants per session. Location: Covenant Life Church, Dual Highway. $80; $15/drop-in.

Geocaching in the Parks - Saturdays and Sundays - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

October 27
Mills Park (Activity #6551)
November 9Pangborn Park (Activity #6552)
December 15Staley Park (Activity #6553)
January 4 Fit Room @ Fairgrounds Park (Activity #6554)
February 16Fit Room @ Fairgrounds Park (Activity #6555)
March 7Fit Room @ Fairgrounds Park (Activity #6556)

Explore the parks hidden treasures by GeoCache. Interact with your surroundings usinga GPS-enabled mobile device. Learn how to earn a free GeoCoin! Free. 

Star Party
Saturday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
November 2 (Activity #6603)
Tri-State Astronomers share their passion with a guided tour of the night sky! Enjoy looking at craters on the moon, planets, star clusters, and more. Learn how to use a telescope. All ages. FREE!
(Rain date: Saturday, March 28, 7:30-8:30 pm)
Deck the Halls Ornament Making
Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Citrus & Cookie Ornaments & Decor
November 16 (Activity #6625)
Paper & Tin Ornaments & Decor
November 23 (Activity #6626)
Begin your holiday by visiting the Hager House as we prepare for our German Christmas tours. Create your own hand-crafted colonial-style ornaments and learn how colonists decorated their homes for the holiday. In each activity, create three kinds of ornaments to take home for the holidays. Tour included. Ages 6+. $10. 
Princess Meet & Greet
Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
November 16 (Activity #6573)
Meet your favorite princesses and dance around to fairy tale soundtracks. Indulge in some chilly snacks, create your own snowflake and get your face painted! $10/includes child and one adult. 
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa 
Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
December 1 (Activity #6572)
Get your picture taken with Santa, munch on cookies and sip delightful hot cocoa. Write an early letter to send to the North Pole and take home reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve! Location: The Greens at Hamilton Run Golf Course. $10/includes child and one adult. 
Holiday Ham Drive
Saturday, 10:00 am - Noon
December 14 (Activity #6629)
Help to provide holiday hams to families with limited resources in the Wheaton Park area/Jonathan Street neighborhood. Register to donate before December 13. Also, volunteer to help with kids activities. Location: Bethel Gardens Community Center, 356 Henry Avenue. 
Photography Workshop
Sundays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
January 26 - February 9 (Activity #6589)
Three-class series. Intro to photography with college professor, entrepreneur, and media production professional, Rick Janssen, of R&E Creative. For all lovers of photography who aspire to hone skills and learn tricks of the trade. Bring your own camera. $75/3-class workshop. 
Easter Bunny Meet & Greet
Sunday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
March 15 (Activity #6574)
Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Check out the Bunny Patch, get your face painted and take home a sweet treat. Location: The Greens at Hamilton Run Golf Course. $10/includes child and one adult. 


Series & One-Day Activities
Aikido Basics
Thursdsays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

- September 5 - October 10 (Activity #6504)
Ukemi Waza- taking the fall & open-handed forms
- December 5 - January 16 (Activity #6505)
Aiki Jo- incorporate the short staff, Jo movements
- March 5 - April 9 (Activity #6506)
Aiki Bokken- incorporate the wooden ken, Bokken movements

This Japanese form of self-defense and martial arts teaches mind-body connection and physical activity. "Aikido" translates as the path to harmonious energy movement. Co-ed, ages 13 years & up. Led by Vernon Medeiros. $35/ 6-weeks. $10/drop-in.  
Art of Self Defense
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
- September 5 - October 10
 (Activity #6495)
- October 17 - November 21 (Activity #6496)
- December 5 - January 16 (Activity #6497)
(skip date: December 24)
- January 23 - February 27 (Activity #6498)
- March 5 - April 9 (Activity #6499)
This program consists of mental (conflict resolution) and physical practices (self-defense skills) to gain experience in order to make goof decisions when being confronted by an aggressor. The program is a good method of exercise for healthy mind and body. Co-ed classes, ages 13 years & up. Led by Vernon Medeiros. $35/ 6-weeks. $10, drop-in. 
Flying Fitness Level 0, 1 & 2
10 student max per class. Click activity number to enroll online & reserve your space. For help with enrollment, call Parks & Rec office: (301)739-8577 x 170. LEVEL 2 classes are for students who have taken 3 classes or more or have instructor permission. 
Drop-in, $15/class. $12/class for Hub City 100 Milers, or students who have attended at least 10 AntiGravity classes.
  Click here for more AntiGravity Fitness classes and dates!
AntiGravity Fitness  at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park
Saturdays, 11:45 am - 12:45 p.m.
- November 9, 23 (Activity #6608)
- December 7, 14 (Activity #6608)
- January 25 - February 29 (Activity #6610)
- March 21 - April 25 (Activity #6611)
Free Demo Class:
- Saturday, September 28, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (Activity #6575) FREE!
Experience a unique fusion of boxing, cardio, HIIT, hip-hop, world dance and body weight training. Led by Samantha Daugherty. Ages 16+. Series: $20/2-weeks; $30/3-weeks; $60/6-weeks; $10/drop-in. 
Belly Dance Technique
Mondays, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
- September 9 - October 7
 (Activity #6488) 
- October 28 - December 16 (Activity #6489)
- January 20 - March 9 (Activity #6490)
Belly Dancing is a great way to have fun, meet new people, and discover new muscles! This class will teach dance posture, isolations, shimmies, and traveling steps all combined into a short choreography. Belly dance improves flexibility and is gentle on the knees and ankles, making it appropriate for individuals of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. No previous dance experience is necessary; for ages 16 years and up. Ages 8 years and older may attend with a supervising adult age 21 years or over. Led by Aleesa Banzhoff. Series 5-week/$50;  8-week/$80; drop-in/$15. 
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Hip Hop Soul
Second Sunday of Each Month, 10:00 - 11:00 am
- October 13 (Activity #6576)
- November 10 (Activity #6577)
- December 8 (Activity #6578)
- January 12 (Activity #6579)
- February 9 (Activity #6580)
- March 8 (Activity #6581)
Soulful Sunday with hip hop flavor- low impact cardio to jump start your Sunday morning. Get your body moving with Chanda Thompson. Drop-in, $5/class. 
SharQui the Belly Dance Workout®
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
- October 29 - December 17 (Activity #6492)
- January 21 - March 10 (Activity #6493)
Get ready to "Shake Your Beauty!" Qetesh is a certified Sharqui instructor and will lead you through a belly dance based fitness routine that will get your body moving and your heart pumping. No previous dance experience is necessary! You do not need to bare your stomach. Hip scarves will be available for class use. 5-weeks/$40; 8-weeks/$60; drop-in/$10. 
Square Dance
Sundays, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

- October 13 (Activity #6590)
- October 27 (Activity #6591)
- November 10 (Activity #6592)
- November 24 (Activity #6593)
- December 8 (Activity #6594)
- January 12 (Activity #6595)
- January 26 (Activity #6596)
- February 9 (Activity #6597)
- February 23 (Activity #6598)
- March 8 (Activity #6599)
- March 29 (Activity #6600)
Square Dance fun at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park for dance lovers of all ages, experience, and ability levels. Bring a date or come solo, experienced square dance providers provided. Ages 9+. $5/per person. 
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Tai Chi Fundamentals
Mondays & Saturdays, 9- 10 am

- September 2 - October 12 (Activity #6481)
- October 14 - November 23 (Activity #6500)
- December 2 - January 4 (Activity #6501)
- January 6 - February 15 (Activity #6502)
- February 17 - March 28 (Activity #6503)
Improve balance and movement through this intro to Tai Chi principles and postures. Relieve tension and reconnect through low-impact mind-and-body exercise series. Led by Vernon Medieros. 6-week series: $35/once weekly; $45/twice weekly; drop-in, $10/class.  
Check out our Yoga program listings at: www.hagerstownmd.org/yoga 
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
- September 17 - November 12 (Activity #6582)
- November 19 - January 28 (Activity #6583)
- February 4 - March 24 (Activity #6584)

Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
- October 5 - November 23 (Activity #6585)
- November 30 - January 18 (Activity #6586)
- January 25 - March 14 (Activity #6587)
Legendary instructor, Chanda T., leads an hour of the fun, cardio, dancing workout ZUMBA! Move your body to the sounds of electric music with a Latino flare, featuring core rhythms like merengue, salsa, la cumbia, and reggaeton. $45/9-weeks, $5/drop-in.