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Rideout Communit: West Shore’s ticket to sports, classes, table games and more

Christine McMorrow

Rideout Community Center is a place to play, relax, workout and learn. Who keeps it going? From left: Rhonda Kreidler, Rideout program coordinator; Layne Van Noy, recreation superintendent; Bob Bolton, TCPUD director of parks and recreation; Ashley Hall, recreation coordinator/ kidz club director; Amy Norman, parks and recreation secretary.

Community center (n): a building or group of buildings for a community’s educational and recreational activities (Meriam Webster dictionary on line)

Having a community center where one can drop in for games, classes, sports and leisure can be a rarity in a small community. Fortunately, the Tahoe City PUD saw an opportunity to create a center such as this at the vacant Rideout School on the West Shore. With birthday parties, drop in and organized adult sports, Wi-Fi, comfy couches and all your favorite table games ” ping pong, foosball, air hockey and pool ” Rideout Community Center is bustling with activity.

The Rideout Community Center is supported by a citizen-based advisory committee that meets monthly to work with staff to help develop new programs, access new resources, and provide feedback on the center’s operations. The committee is in the process of setting goals for the community center and working toward objectives to meet the goals. the committee recognizes in order to build a vibrant and thriving center programs must appeal to the interests and needs of the community.

Our entire community can support the success of Rideout Community Center in many ways; teach a class, take a class; drop in to use the gym or fitness room; give us your ideas!

Come by and see what there is here for you”and most likely there will be something. Program offerings have tripled in the last year. Many new programs are hosted by experts and enthusiasts who enjoy sharing their knowledge, while others are run by PUD staff.

If you’re curious about Rideout, come by! The staff is friendly and tours are free.

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Visit Tahoecitypud.com, or call 583-3440 ext. 10 for class listings, information and other news about Rideout.

Drop-in activities

$2 per person, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. -to 5 p.m.

The Lounge: Billiards, x-box, table tennis, air hockey and foosball, cubby play house for toddlers, free Wi-Fi and computer lab.

Exercise studio and open gym

Got Game?

Ki Gong: Controlled breathing, meditation, soft movement. Drop-in Saturdays, 10 a.m., $5 ages 16 to adult.

Vinyassa Flow Yoga: Wednesday mornings at 7:15 a.m. and Monday nights at 6 p.m., $5 ages 16 to adult.

Winter Adult Basketball League: Gather your friends or put together a workplace team. Starts in February 2209. Games are Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. ages 18 to adult.

Winter Adult Volleyball: Gather your friends or put together a workplace team. Starts in February 2009. Games are on Wednesdays, 6 to 10 p.m. ages 18 to adult.

Little Lakers Basketball: Little Lakers is a great way, for children ages 3 to 5 to learn the beginning principles and fundamentals of sports while having fun. Mondays, Dec. 1 to 22, 2008.

The Holidays are Upon Us

There are lots of fun activities planned at Rideout this holiday season. Rideout will kick off the holidays the day after Thanksgiving and will offer drop-in recreation. We are inviting participants to help craft ornaments and decorate the center’s holiday tree. Throughout the season there are lots of fun ways to get into the spirit, including classes for making homemade gifts, a craft bazaar and a babysitting afternoon so parents can get some of their shopping done. For more information, call 583-3440 ext. 10.

Holiday Craft Bazaar

Rideout Community Center is hosting its first annual Holiday Craft Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission for everyone. Come and shop for seasonal treasures and holiday gifts from up to 20 local vendors. Bring a friend. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact the Rideout Community Center.

Holiday Babysitting Afternoon

Drop off the little ones at Rideout for a supervised, fun-filled afternoon where they will watch a holiday movie, make gifts and play games, while you get your holiday shopping done. All Fired Up pottery studio will be on hand for your children to paint gifts for friends and families at an extra charge. We encourage everyone to get out and shop locally. Space is limited so reserve early. Sunday Dec. 14, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $25, $20 for residents.