Marietta Parks, Recreation & Facilities FALL 2019 Event & program guide

October Special Events

Chalktoberfest: October 12-13, Marietta Square, 10:00am - 9:00pm https://www.chalktoberfest.com/

Harvestfest: October 19, Glover Park & Marietta Square, 9:00am - 5:00pm www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

November Special Events

Cobb Heart Walk: November 2, Glover Park & Marietta Square, 8:00am www2.heart.org

Veteran's Day Parade: November 11, Glover Park & Marietta Square, 11:00am http://www.mariettakiwanis.org

Salvation Army Red Kettle Kick-off: November 23, Glover Park, 11:00am

MUST Ministries Gobble Jog: November 28, Marietta Square, 8:00 a.m., www.gobblejog.org

December Special Events

Christmas Tree Lighting: December 5 , Glover Park, 4:00 p.m. www.mariettaga.gov

Historic Marietta Square Winter Wonderland: December 6 - December 24, Glover Park www.winterwonderlandmarietta.com

Marietta Pilgrimage/Tour of Homes: December 7 & 8, www.mariettapilgrimage.com

Nativity on the Square: December 12 - 14, Glover Park, www.mariettasquarenativity.com

Community Caroling: December 22, Glover Park, 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. https://www.stjamesmarietta.com/

Menorah Lighting: December 28, Glover Park, 6:30 p.m.

Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center 'Sports & Athletics'

Tumbling: Learn how to perform forward & backward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, roundoffs, back handsprings, front handsprings, standing back flips, front flips, rebounding flips, combination flips, twisting flips, and double backs. Beginner and Intermediate level classes available. Ages 6 to 14. Available at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center. Daily and Monthly rates available. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Pickleball:Private, semi-private lessons and drills are available at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center. Participants may develop both tactical and technical skills to be successful in the game of Pickleball. Private lessons are $30. Semi-private lessons are $15.00. Group Drills are $10. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Pickleball Ladder League: This league is held on Mondays from 10:00AM-2:00PM for $5, and offers Pickleballers recorded and ranked play with similarly skilled players. Participants play one round of four games, rest, then may move up or down the ladder for another round of four games. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Brazilian Futsal Academy: Program focuses on individual skills and covers every aspect of Futsal. Drills emphasizes dribbling, passing, and shooting as well as 1 vs 1 moves. Futsal utilizes smaller, harder, and low-bounce soccer balls while playing on a hard court indoors. Participants will learn ball control and passing in small spaces all while increasing their skill level through creativity and technique. Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:45PM-8:45PM. Ages 6-16, boys and girls. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

NAYS Start Smart: A developmental program that will teach children the basic mechanics of throwing, catching, kicking, batting, and dribbling which are important skills for most sports. Thursdays, October 10-November 14 at 6:00PM-7:00PM. Ages 4 to 8, and $15 for the entire session. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Youth Basketball League: This league teaches basic from beginning to advanced skills, sportsmanship and teamwork, through practices and actual league play. All practices and games are conducted at Marietta City Schools and City of Marietta Gymnasiums. Skills Assessments and Practices will begin mid-October, games begin mid-November. Boys, ages 6 to 15 and Girls, ages 6 to 14. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Youth Basketball Training with Tony Delk: Training sessions will present parents with an opportunity to hone their child’s basketball skills before, during, and even after Marietta's Youth Basketball Season. Tony Delk, winner of a National Championship with the University of Kentucky, played in 10 NBA seasons, and coach on the collegiate level, will focus on individual areas of weakness and develop a game plan to help your child excel. Training will emphasize and teach skills, techniques, and fundamentals on the following dates: Tuesdays, 3:30PM-4:30PM and 4:30PM-5:30PM; Wednesdays, 3:30PM-4:30PM and 4:30-5:30PM; Saturdays, 11:00AM-12:00PM, 12:00PM-1:00PM and 1:00PM-2:00PM. Ages 8 to15, boys and girls. $40 per 1-hour session. Participants receive $30 discount when registering for the week. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center 'Community Recreation'

American Sign Language:ASL will allow you to communicate using the third most common language used in the United States. ASL is now recognized as a foreign language at the collegiate level and is now being offered in more high schools as a foreign language. Available at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center for $85 per 6-week session. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Line Dancing for Fun, Fitness, and Friendship:Learning new and old-time favorites will peel you off the wall at any party and event with more fun, confidence on any dance floor! Dance Resolution coach also enriches this stress relieving hour with multi-style choreographed dances as well as some tips and stretches to help you dance and feel your best. Ages 12 and older. Wednesdays, October 2-November 20, 6:30PM-7:30PM. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Dancing for All: Have more fun out of life, relief stress, burn calories and gain confidence on any size dance floor at weddings, summer concerts, parties, formal and informal events alike, and more! Each class includes at least 1 or two party/ line dances as well as one slow and one fast partner dance. Ages 12 and older. Wednesdays, October 2–November 20, 7:30PM-8:30PM. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Table Talk: This FREE class will empower young adults ages 18 and up with the knowledge they will need to make smart lifestyle choices. Participants will also be engaging in discussions about current events and trends going on in our society. Will be held on Sundays beginning November 3, from 6:00PM-7:00PM. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Cookies with Claus: Snacks with your favorite holiday character, arts and crafts, personal photos in an up close and intimate setting, and photos with St. Nicholas. Friday, December 13. 6:00PM-8:00PM. Ages 3 and up. $10 per person for City of Marietta residents. $12 per person for Non-City of Marietta residents. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center 'Fitness & Wellness'

F.I.T.T. Orientations: F.I.T.T. (Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type) principle outlines how to manipulate workouts to get in shape & get better results. Meet with a Recreation Specialist to learn how to use the exercise machines, get a circuit workout plan and ask nationally certified personal trainers for advice. Orientations are FREE. Schedule your appointment in person at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center or email Tonya at tashley@mariettaga.gov.

Personal Training: Nationally certified personal trainers are ready to be a part of your wellness journey. Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center's diverse trainers specialize in general health & fitness, Senior Adult strength & conditioning, sports-specific training, and more. City of Marietta residents can purchase two sessions a week for $75. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Yoga: Yoga is a spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Ages 15 and older. Wednesday & Thursday, 6:30pm - 7:30pm. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Fit4Baby® Prenatal: fitness program that teaches women how to exercise safely and effectively throughout their pregnancy. Wednesdays, 7:00PM-8:00PM. marietta.fit4mom.com

Stroller Strides®: is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Monday through Thursdays, 10:00AM-11:00AM. marietta.fit4mom.com

Cardio Monday: Burn tons of calories in this high energy cardio session fused with fresh, upbeat sounds and great group participation. All fitness levels are welcome. Mondays, 6:00PM-7:00PM. $10 per class at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center. Monthly package rates available. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Turn Up Tuesday: We will be turning up the heat to promote muscle growth, strength and definition through weightlifting and other muscle building exercises. Tuesdays, 6:00PM-7:00PM. $10 per class at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center. Monthly package rates available. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Serious Circuit Wednesday: You will not want to miss this class where we will wake up your whole body through high rep/low resistance circuit training. Wednesdays, 5:30PM-6:30PM. $10 per class at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center. Monthly package rates available. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Stayfit Saturday: Jump start your morning with General Grant's heart pumping bootcamp! You will leave these sessions energized and ready for the weekend. Saturdays, 8:30AM-9:30AM. $10 per class at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center. Monthly package rates available. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Stayfit Active Senior Series: Have loads of FUN exercising to upbeat music while improving flexibility, balance, endurance and muscular strength. No two sessions are the same as we incorporate hand weights, resistance bands, and a variety of exercises. Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30PM-3:00PM. $5 per class at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center. Monthly package rates available. www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center 'Martial Arts Programs'

Youth Martial Arts:Martial arts is a fun and active activity that incorporates an active lifestyle with mental and spiritual development. Participants will develop skills in self-defense, self-control, teamwork, self-confidence, and respect. Ages 5 to 12. Pricing packages vary. Available at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center www.mariettaga.gov/parksrec

Adult Martial Arts:Nexus Kenpo and Tai Chi Chuan Experience the thrill of gaining confidence in your self-defense skills. Ages 13 and older. Price packages vary. Available at Custer Park Sports & Fitness Center. www.nexuskenpo.com.