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The Lake County Recreation Department has a variety of adult activities planned this spring. From team sports to individual activities, the Recreation Department has something for everyone!

Join Vikki Linder as she guides writers through writing a short memoir. A life story would fill a book, but a good way to start this long and demanding journey is with a short memoir (10-20 pages). This short dramatic piece can be based on an experience with a place, relationship, trauma, or journey that shaped participants’ unique self-definition. In this four-week course (with a two-week break), participants will do writing exercises and discuss ways to re-contact old memories, create an “I” character, write compelling scenes and to develop a story. The instructor will email short sample memoirs and suggest writing exercises and strategies to help participants get started. The final class will be a structured workshop where writers share their work with their classmates in a supportive environment. Classes will be held March 8 and 15 and April 5 and 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lake County Senior Center (LCSC). The cost is $35.

Have you ever looked at a camera menu and wondered what all those cool icons mean? Do you have an owner’s manual that might as well be in another language? This three-hour workshop led by award-winning photographer Steve Sunday will teach participants how to immediately begin harnessing the vast powers of their cameras. The focus will be on outdoor photography, but photography of people and pets will also be considered. The sessions will take place on March 13 or April 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Classes will be held at LCSC and the cost of each session is $30.

Not a beginner, but still want to learn more about cameras? Sunday will also be teaching a more advanced photography course for those who have taken one of his basic courses or those who know their cameras and just need a little guidance or a little more instruction. Participants in this three hour workshop will improve their knowledge of their cameras, their skills and how to harness the vast powers of their cameras. The focus will be on outdoor photography, but photography of people and pets will also be considered. This session will take place on May 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the LCSC. The cost of the session is $30.

Have you ever wondered which plants live best at this altitude? Join the Lake County Recreation Department (LCRD) for Gardening 101 starting April 4. During this four-week session, participants will learn about outdoor gardens, flower beds and indoor plants. Participants will also have hands-on work and plant a variety of plants each week. The cost of this course is $50.

Fancy team sports or fitness activities? Keep reading!

Join LCRD for the third season of mixed indoor soccer! The house rules will be used, with some possible modifications to be made during the captains’ meeting. All teams must be registered by March 7 and the league will start on March 13. The cost of this program is $300 per team.

Mixed dodge ball is also starting soon. Teams of six will compete for 30 minutes of play in the Spring League. This eight-week session will conclude with a double elimination tournament. Registration is limited to the first 10 teams and the registration deadline is March 9. The cost of this program is $150 per team.

Dance Fitness will resume Friday mornings from 7-8 a.m. beginning Friday, March 18 at Sixth Street Gym. What better way to end the week than dancing for fitness on Friday morning? LCRD will be offering a lively aerobics/dance class for anyone who wants to have fun, get in shape and stay in shape! The cost is $50 for the session and six participants must be registered for the course to run. If the course is running, LCRD will also offer a $10 walk-in rate.

Kim Pierron is back to teach Fit Happens on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. Pierron will be sure to get participants’ hearts racing with a mix of cardio, strength and stretching at Sixth Street Gym. The registration fee for this program is $6 and passes are also available.

Finally, join Sarah Street on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Sixth Street Gym for Community Hatha Yoga. All abilities and levels are welcome! Street classes focus on using breath and gentle movement to improve strength, posture, balance and flexibility. The fee for this program is $6 and passes are also available.

For questions about adult programs, contact Felicia at [email protected] or 719-486-7484.

Ready to register? Visit the LCRD online registration site at

Call 719-486-7484, 7486, 7494 or visit the LCRD website at for any questions about programs or facilities.

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