Monday, June 29, 2009

Clayton Parks & Recreation Update

Summer Playground Program
The Clayton Parks & Recreation’s Summer Playground Program will be held June 15 through August 7 from 8am until 5pm Monday through Friday at the Clayton Municipal Park Picnic Shelter for ages 6-12. The cost is $30/week/child for residents and $60/week/child for non-residents (a resident is classified as anyone living within the Clayton town limits—a Clayton address does not necessarily classify as a resident). Payments are made by the week. Missed days are not refundable. Campers will need to bring a lunch, two drinks (if they want anything other than water) and two snacks. Activities include field games in the morning, followed by lunch, and various activities in the afternoon.

July 4th Celebration
The Clayton Parks & Recreation will be hosting the annual July 4th Celebration on Saturday, July 4 at the Municipal Park starting at 4pm and ending with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:15pm. Family activities will include field events at 4:00, and children's games from 5:00-8:30. Other activities consist of Basketball and Horseshoe Tournaments at 4:00, Clayton Fire Department Spray Down, Youth Tennis Clinic for ages 10 and under, and free watermelon at 5:00, Kung Fu Demonstration and Bingo at 6:00, free ice cream and The Main Event Band performing at 7:00 and a raffle drawing at 9:00. All proceeds go to the Clayton Community Recreation Foundation improve our park facilities.

Tennis Classes
The Parks & Recreation Department is offering Tennis classes on Wednesdays beginning July 1 at 6pm for beginners and 7pm for intermediates at Clayton Community Park. The cost for each four week session is $35/residents and $40/non-residents. Class size is limited. Register at the Parks & Recreation office. The instructor will be Scott White or Cliff Joyner.

Senior Bingo
If you are 55 and over, come join us for our monthly Bingo. The Recreation Department sponsors Bingo every third Monday at Heritage Court Apartments at 11am and every third Friday at the Clayton Senior Center at 10am Prizes are awarded to the winners.

Adult Singles Tennis Ladder
Adult Singles Tennis Ladders offer a great opportunity to meet and enjoy friendly competition with players of similar ability where good sportsmanship is encouraged and expected. There are two divisions, 3.0-4.0 and 4.5 -up for both men and women. Players arrange their own match times and location and must be over 18 as of 6/18/08. The fee is $5/resident and $10/non-resident. Register at the Parks & Recreation office (340 McCullers Street) or call 553-1550 for additional information.

Bocce Anyone?
Want to meet others who play Bocce? Call the Clayton Parks & Recreation Department for free play times, clinics or leagues. The Bocce courts are located at Clayton Community Park Bocce Courts off of Guy Road between the apartments and cedar trees next to Clayton Middle School. Equipment is available at the Parks & Recreation office. If interested call 553-1550.

Pottery Class
The Clayton Parks & Recreation Department will be offering seven weeks of hand building and wheel classes at The Clayton Center, Room 303 beginning. Beginner Classes are held Wednesdays from 5-9pm, Advanced Classes are held Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am-1pm or 5-9pm. Class fees are $90/resident and $95/non-resident per class plus a $25 supply fee. Call 553-1555 or visit for more information. Ted Kuehne, instructor.

Tae Kwon Do Class
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department is offering Tae Kwon Do classes at The Clayton Center, Room 300 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for ages 7-12 at 5:45pm and ages 13 & up at 7:15pm. The fee is $30/month for residents and $35/month for non-residents (A resident is classified as anyone living within the Clayton town limits. A Clayton address does not necessarily classify you as a resident). Joey Reeder and Ken Farrell, Instructors. New students can register ten minutes before class.

Tai Chi Classes
Tai Chi Classes are being offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. The fee is $45/month/resident and $50/month/non-resident. New participants can register ten minutes before class and join at any time.Clayton

Buy-A-Brick Program
Now is your chance to support Clayton Community Park with a one-time donation of $100 that lasts a lifetime. Your donation includes a lapel pin and a brick engraved to your specification to be placed in a visible area near the three athletic fields. Buy one or more bricks for yourself, in honor of a loved one, or for your company or client and become a permanent part of Clayton Community Park. Bricks will be ordered in lots of 100 and will be laid accordingly. When your brick is placed, you will be notified by mail of the approximate location of the brick.

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