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Tahoe’s Rideout Community Center: Movie nights, woodshop class, athletics

FAMILY FUN: Ryan Williams reclines in his stoller, Tommy Williams is ready to play ball and Tanner Quenneville worked up a sweat at Rideout Community Center.

Sarah Williams can frequently be found on a cold winters day with her two toddlers in tow at The Rideout Community Center, dropping in to play in the Cubby Toddler Space and gym. Sarah and her husband Mike (coach for the North Tahoe High School varsity basketball team), along with their three children, Tanner, age 10; Tommy, 22 months and Ryan, 10 months, have lived in Tahoe for seven years and reside on the West Shore in Tahoma. When asked what Sarah likes best about Rideout, she is quick to reply Its close and really the only place to bring the kids to play where it is safe and big enough to meet up with other moms and still have the room to run around indoors.Besides utilizing the centers drop-in play space, Tanner participates in the winter Les Miller basketball league and Sarah plays volleyball in the adult league for Lawrence Reality. Both are programs offered at Rideout.

Movies begin at 7:15 p.m.Viewers are invited to bring picnic dinners (no alcohol), low back chairs and blankets and enjoy a unique family night at our local community center. There will be beverages and microwave popcorn available for purchase. Kids feel free to wear your pajamas! Saturday, Jan. 31, E.T.One of the best family films of all times, E.T. continues to bring joy and inspiration to each new generation of children who see it. Rated GFriday, Feb. 20, Princess Bride. A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather). Rated PGFriday, March 27, Everyones Hero. Set in Depression-era New York, the film follows 10-year-old Yankee baseball fan, Irving, who finds Babe Ruths lost bat and sets out to return it no matter what. Rated G

Make it a green outing and ride the Free Night Rider Shuttle Bus to Rideout. The shuttle drops passengers off right at the doors, and departs hourly from all tart bus stops. Check out http://www.laketahoetransit.com.

Classes begin in February; call 583-3440 ext. 10 for days and times. Jazzercise is a 60-minute class of cardio, strength and stretch moves for a total body workout. Weve taken moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kick-boxing, and resistance training and bundled them into one hour. You’ll burn up to 500 calories in a 60-minute Jazzercise class!

Join us for some fun during your February break. Feb. 17 to 20, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., preregistration required. For more information and to enroll call 583-3440 ext. 10. Tuesday: skiing/snowboard at Homewood. Wednesday: movie and lunch in Reno. Thursday: Coconut Bowl in Reno. Friday: Granlibakken sledding.

The word Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement. In other words, the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This technique is sometimes also called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth way the poses run together and become like a dance. Wednesday mornings, 7:15 to 9 a.m. Drop in fee, only $5.

Students learn practical wood-working skills with an emphasis on safety. Students choose from a wide array of projects supplied by the teacher and are encouraged to invent and design projects. Children develop abstract reasoning capabilities and fine motor skills. They also learn about fractions and geometry. Dates: Jan. 28 to March 11 Wednesdays: 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. kindergarten; 3:30 to 4:45 andamp; 4:45 to 6:05 p.m. first through fifth grade. Call 583-3440 ext. 10 to register.

A good beginning never ends! Kindermusik is a unique, developmentally appropriate music program specifically designed for the young child. Kindermusik uses imaginative play, expressive language, active and passive listening, vocal expression, dance and ensemble to reach the whole child through music. Thursdays, 4:30 to 5 p.m., six-week session begins Feb. 5. Fee $100 resident; $110 non-resident.

Build self-esteem, an understanding of fair play, physical fitness and knowledge of sports in the TCPUD Little Lakers program for young athletes, ages 3 to 5. Fee: $30 residents; $37 non-residents per session, each child. Soccer: Mondays, Jan. 26 to Feb. 23; Football: Mondays, March 2 to 23; Golf: Thursdays March 5 to 26.

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