What's Happening Now In Recreation & Parks!
Current Topics of Interest!
YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES: The PCRPD/Optimist Youth Basketball Program is currently registering players for its 48th season of play. All area youths in six age groups (co-ed 8-9, boys 10-11, girls 10-12, boys 12-13, girls 13-15 and boys 14-16) are eligible to participate – age is determined as of 3/1/17 (birth certificate required). Around 400 youths participated on 39 teams last season, playing games at the Plant City Family YMCA gym or at the Marshall and Tomlin Middle School gyms. The season is played from early January through the end of February, with games mostly on Saturdays for the 8-9 year olds and weeknights for the older age groups. The registration fee of $35 covers all expenses, including jersey and supplemental accident insurance. Registrations will be accepted through Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 pm by mail or at the Recreation & Parks Department administrative office, 1904 South Park Road (813-659-4255). We will also be looking for a few coaches for all age groups! A registration form and more info are both available at the PCRPD web site, www.plantcitygov.com – search “youth basketball league”, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 813-659-4255.
PLANTEEN RECREATION CENTER: NEW ON THE PLANTEEN ROSTER OF ACTIVITES: Adult Painting Class, Club 52 - Adult Playing Card Club, Pint Size Picasso children’s art class, Walking With Friends, Holiday Craft Class – Grades 3-4-5, Toddler Craft Class, Adult Coloring Club, Personal Fitness and the Planteen Pokémon Club!
In addition to the new items listed above, various other programs are offered at the Planteen Recreation Center, 301 Dort Street, including Baton Twirling, Belly Dance, Country Line Dancing, Ladies Bible Study, Senior Aerobics, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga For Beginners and more. "Ask a Friend to Share their Talents" - That's right, they can earn some extra money by becoming an instructor or setting up a program at the Planteen! Contact Recreation Supervisor Maggie Morona at the Planteen at email@example.com or 813-659-4256 to get information about the activities at the center!
- Lessons – unless noted differently, normally register early-mid month for the lessons which start the first week of the following month.
- Youth Beginner Lessons – ages 8-16 – six classes over three weeks costs only $50 per person. Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
- Tots Beginner Lessons – ages 4-7 – six classes over three weeks costs only $25 per person. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
- Team Tennis for Intermediate/Advanced Juniors – $80 per person per month – twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
NEW! OTHER OCTOBER/NOVEMBER COMMUNITY EVENTS – click the link for more info:
- Fit-Family-Fun Walk Event – Plant City Family YMCA – Friday October 21 – 6:00 pm – Free event open to the community.
- Fall Plant Fest – Plant City Community Garden – Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Open to the community.
- Plant City Christmas Parade BBQ – Jarett-Scott Ford parking lot – Friday, October 28 – 10:30 am to 6:00 pm – fundraiser to support the annual Christmas Parade.
- Plant City Housing Fair – St Mary’s Community church – Saturday, October 29 – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm – Resources and information about housing and social services available locally.
- Community Trunk or Treat – Plant City Family YMCA – Saturday, October 29 – 5:00 to 7:00 pm – Free event open to the community.
- 39th Annual Pioneer Heritage Day – 1914 Plant City High School Community Center – Saturday, November 12 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – Entertainment, hayrides, food, bake sale, face painting, bounce house, crafts, vendors.
- 6th Annual Empty Bowls Project – Union Station Depot – Saturday, November 12 – 11:00 am to 1:30 pm – United Food Bank of Plant City fundraiser.
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Whatever Pops (cart only(These community events are independent programs and are not administered by the City of Plant City Recreation & Parks Department.)
Watch the video below, presented by the National Recreation & Parks Association.