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Arts and Crafts Summer Series Announced!
EDW Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that the Arts & Crafts Summer Series is now available.  The Summer Series begins June 13 - 16, and runs for 6 weeks, with July 4th week off.  Each week offers a different class, and kids may sign up for 1 or more weeks.  Here is how the age groups and times break down:

Ages 4 - 7 Class time is from 9:00 - 9:50am
Ages 8 - 11 Class time is from 10:00 - 10:50am
Ages 12 - 14 Class time is from 1:30 - 2:20pm
Ages 15 - 18 Class time is from 2:30 - 3:20pm

All classes will originate in the Edwardsville Community Center. 

Here is a quick breakdown of classes offered:

June 13 - 16 ART IS SIMPLE
This week, we will discover how easy it can be to create art using simple lines.  Morning classes will create a life size portrait for their final project, while the afternoon classes will create an acrylic painted canvas.

June 20 - 23 WATERCOLOR
Different techniques will highlight the week on the use of watercolors.  Students will finish a self-chosen project by the end of the week.

June 27 - 30 WOOD YOU LIKE TO MAKE ART
Introduction to textures used in art!  Morning students will create an awesome sculpture to take home, while the afternoon classes will create a 3-D art project.

July 4 - 7 NO CLASS

July 11 - 14  I FEEL THE NEED, THE NEED TO WEAVE
This class offers weaving basics and will enhance fine motor skills and challenge the imagination!  Morning classes will create friendship bracelets, while the afternoon classes will create a petite wall hanging for display!

July 18 - 21 HOT AND COLD
The basics of colors and dividing warm and cool colors.  AM classes will create a salt art sea creature portrait, while the PM classes will create an image that follows the works of Pablo Picasso!

July 25 - 28 ART + MUSIC= WHOA
Looking at the famous FANTASIA movies, we will learn how to pair sounds with music/color.  Canvas creations that exhibit your interpretation of music will be the featured project!

Class prices are:

Ages 4 - 7 and 8 - 11, each class is $8.00.  Each class runs 4 days in length, and includes all supplies.
Ages 12 - 14 and 15 - 18, each class is $10.00.  Each class runs 4 days in length and includes all supplies.

Remember, there is a free lunch program at the EDW Community Center that begins at 10:45am and runs until 1:00pm. 

Register early, as classes are limited to 12 kids per age group.

You can register by
Clicking HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike at 816 - 260 - 0016 or mmartin@edwardsvilleks.org





Willie Wilson Added to Gold Glove Week 2016!

EDW Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the addition of Willie Wilson to Gold Glove Week.  Willie will be conducting a charity autograph signing on Saturday, June 11th from 12 - 2pm at Edwardsville City Park.  Tickets are on sale now.  CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket.  All proceeds from the signing will be donated to Children's Mercy Hospital.

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EDW Parks & Rec Soccer Partners w/T-Bones:  Stadium Series Announced!
Edwardsville Parks & Rec is excited to announce a partnership with the Kansas City T-Bones Baseball Club that will bring the T-Bones Stadium Series at Community America Park to the soccer program in the fall of 2015!  Teams from the Edwardsville, Basehor, Piper and Turner soccer leagues will play a league game on the Community America Park outfield that will hold 2 soccer fields that play simultaneously.  Edwardsville Parks & Rec has been working on this event since November of 2014, and was just finalized today, Monday, March 31, 2015.  The Parks & Rec staff would like to thank  the Kansas City T-Bones Baseball Club, GM Chris Browne and Stephen Hardwick, Assistant Director of Group Sales for their perseverance and  flexibility in bringing this event to fruition.  


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