Arlington Community Center, 2201 Salisbury Street, will offer a variety of programs during the fall and winter seasons.
3 on 3 Basketball is a free program for 12-16 year olds on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. beginning on November 6. This is a co-ed program and each child will be put on a team, playing a 15 minute running clock game.
Arts & Crafts is for 5-12 year olds on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The ongoing free program is not the typical arts & crafts program, they will be creating paper quilts to hang on the wall, holiday wooden baskets and some bead work.
The arts & crafts program for 13-17 year olds is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30. The free program is more advanced including seed bead work in making earrings, necklaces, bracelets, key chains and more.
An adult class on beading is in the planning stages. The program will explore the craft of making flowers with tiny glass beads and thread, weaving these elements together with off-loom stitches to create three dimensional flowers, leaves and garden creatures. Participants will purchase their own supplies.
Pee Wee Sports for 4-8 year olds takes place on Fridays from 6-7 p.m. The continuous free program changes to a different sport every six weeks: flag football, basketball, soccer, tee-ball and more.
Traveling Basketball teams for ages 10-12 and 13-14 are now taking sign-ups. Try outs will be held for the program. Once teams are established, they will compete against other community centers within the city.
Quilting for ages 13 and up will begin in November, dates and times to be determined. Participants will have to buy their own supplies, but there are sewing machines on site. This is a beginner class to get participants feeling comfortable with the techniques of making a pattern; purchasing the right color combinations of fabric; cutting the fabric; sewing with a machine and ultimately completing a quilt.
Any child participant will need a parent or guardian’s written permission to use the sewing machines.
Tatting for beginners will start on November 11 for ages 13 and up. Tatting is a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops. Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars and other decorative pieces. Participants will have to purchase their own supplies.
Zumba classes will be coming to the Arlington Community Center if there is interest from the community. Classes could begin in November. Sign up soon, there is limited space.