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Art and rec programs set for Weyburn's CU Spark Centre in February

Programs for every age and interest are being offered for Weyburn area residents to take in

WEYBURN – Weyburn’s Credit Union Spark Centre will be a busy place through the month of February, with many art and recreation programs ongoing, including during the February break on Feb. 21-25.

“We have two February break camps, Active and Art, running Feb. 21-25 for ages 6-11. These run at the same times as our PD day camps, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, except you register for the week,” said Ryan Dale, leisure services manager for the Spark Centre.

The active camp has the theme of “Sportsfest” for the week, and has a specialized focus on teaching physical literacy through games, recreation and sport in a child-centred environment.

The art camp will provide children with the opportunity to develop skills, create projects with seasonal interests.

During the remainder of February, there is an “Arts in Session” class for ages six to nine that runs from Tuesday, Feb. 8 to March 1, and for ages 9-13 running from Feb. 9 to March 2. Both classes are held one day a week, and program times are 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Date Night art project program will be held on Friday, Feb. 18 from 7-9 p.m.

The Sports Jam nights will be held on Fridays throughout February (Feb. 4, 11 and 18) for ages six to 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. This program will focus on a different activity or sport each night, such as soccer, handball, badminton, volleyball, basketball and other cooperative games.

There is an intro to volleyball program for ages six to 11, and it runs every Tuesday night from Feb. 1-22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Youth in Action program runs on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. from Feb. 7 to 17, and Feb. 24 to March 3 for ages 7-13.

The after-school program for children aged six to 11 will run from Jan. 31 to Feb. 18, skips the February break week, then goes from Feb. 28 to March 25. This is available Monday to Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This program lets children make their own choices and gives them exposure to both art and culture, and recreation and sport worlds.

The “Creating Together” program is for Pre-K children and adults, and runs for four weeks, from Wednesday, Feb. 9 to March 2 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

There will be an adult class for those aged 16 and up to make a clay mug on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

An introduction to wheel-throwing in the pottery studio is being offered on the weekend of Feb. 26-27, from 1-5 p.m. each day. This will teach students how to prepare and centre the clay, and to throw basic cylinders. Additional sessions will be offered to help people advance in their proficiency in throwing.

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