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BUDLONG POOL SWIM LESSON INFORMATION

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Arts and Crafts Program Registration Form Budlong Pool Swim Lessons Registration Form Living Arts Theater Registration Form Playground Program Activity Schedule 2018 * UPDATED APRIL 20* Playground Program Bus Schedule 2018 Playground Program Registration Form Summer Tennis Program Registration Form

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2018 SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE

The Department of Parks & Recreation maintains several recreational facilities for school sports, youth athletics, and resident usage. Permits, which may be obtained at the Recreation Office, 1090 Cranston Street, Hamilton Building, are available to residents and groups to guarantee the use of ball fields and tennis courts. Each and every other recreational facility is available to Cranston residents. Special rules and regulations are posted at each site to ensure a safe and fun environment for all.


WHAT'S GOING ON IN RECREATION?

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES BEGINS JUNE 28

“Music In Our Town” Concert Series at the WILLIAM HALL LIBRARY, 1825 BROAD STREET
Concerts start at 6:30 pm
Bring your chair, relax and enjoy great live music from local musicians on the lawn of the Hall Library.

JULY 5 – ROCKIN’ SOUL HORNS (8-PIECE PLAYING BLUES, SOUL, R&B)
JULY 12 – THE NEW 40 (PLAYING SOULFUL COVERS THAT MOVE AND GROOVE)
JULY 19 – 19TH NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE)
JULY 26 – JESSE LIAM BAND (PLAYING CLASSICS TO CONTEMPORARY)
AUGUST 2 – SH-BOP (MUSIC FROM THE BIRTH OF ROCK N’ ROLL)


KIDS CONCERTS AT WILLIAM HALL LIBRARY
FUN FOR KIDS AND KIDS-AT-HEART

JULY 10 @ 6:30PM
TOE JAM PUPPET BAND
WWW.TOEJAMPUPPETBAND.COM

JULY 17@ 6:30PM
JOHNNY THE K
WWW.JOHNNYTHEK.COM


REGISTRATION FOR ALL SUMMER PROGRAMS BEGINS IN APRIL
Parks and Recreation Department will hold registration for Playground Program, Arts & Crafts, Summer Tennis, Living Arts Theater, Challenger Soccer, & Budlong Swim Lessons at the Pastore Youth Center on April 23 & 26 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

For those that cannot attend the after hours registration sessions, beginning Monday, April 30, registration will be taken during normal business hours in the Recreation Office. Registration is accepted between 9am – 4pm Monday thru Friday. REGISTRATION FOR PLAYGROUND PROGRAM WILL CLOSE ON JUNE 15. WE WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE REGISTRATION FOR OTHER PROGRAMS

Forms are available for download by clicking the program name above.

Please bring the following when registering your child(ren): Child’s Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency (Driver’s License or Utility Bill), Health Insurance card. Payment MUST be by check or money order. No cash or credit/debit cards will be accepted. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE.

For Playground Program, please bring a 50% deposit at time of registration with payment due in full by June 15. For all other summer programs, payment is due in full at time of registration. NO REFUNDS.


PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
June 25 — August 17
Monday — Friday
8:30am — 4:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Due to an overwhelming response, we have closed registration for the Playground Program as of June 15, 2018. Thank you to all who have registered and made this program successful. Unfortunately, we will not be creating a waiting list as we find participants do not drop out.

This 8-week day camp program takes place rain or shine and is for ages 6-8 and 9-12. Fee includes all admissions. Busing provided to and from all camp sites by Cranston School Department buses. Participants MUST bring their own lunch and beverages. Participants MUST BE picked up by 4:00pm. Space is limited. Enrollment is strictly on a first come first serve basis.

A 50% deposit is expected at time of registration with payment due in full by June 15, 2018

Four playground sites: Doric Playground, Garden City Playground, Glen Hills Playground, Hope Highlands Playground.

Activity schedule is posted. Some days still need an activity. Once those are booked, the schedule will be updated. Look at the upper left corner in red lettering for the date of the most recent schedule.

Fees for the Summer Playground Program are the following:

*Attending all Summer (8 weeks)
$650 for first child, $425 each additional

*Attending Weekly
$100 per week for first child, $85 per week for each additional child

*Attending Same Day all summer (i.e. attending every Monday, every Tuesdays, etc.)
$160 for 8 same days for first child, $105 for 8 same days for each additional child

Please note, the Recreation Department staffs according to registration numbers. There will be strict enforcing of the registration format presented above. No exceptions, no substitutions.

NOTE: Fee does not qualify for Federal Child Tax Credit. The Tax ID number will not be given out for tax purposes.


ARTS & CRAFTS
June 25 — August 3
Monday - Friday
9:30 - 11:30am

Join Parks and Recreation as we explore a wide variety of art forms and materials. New projects made every day and a different theme each week. This program will be held in the Hope Highlands Elementary School Cafeteria. Classes are for boys and girls ages 6-11. Fee is $50 for a two-week session, $100 for a four-week session, and $150 for all 6 weeks.

Announcements on theme weeks forthcoming


SUMMER TENNIS
June 25 — August 3

Build your skill set or improve on the basics. Lessons take place weekday mornings for ages 6 to 18. The fee is $125 per person. Participants should report to the Cranston High School West Tennis Courts. Participants need to bring their own racket. NO LESSONS JULY 4

Beginner Lessons: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Advanced Lessons: 10:00 am - 11:00 am


LIVING ARTS THEATER
July 30—August 3
9:00am — 2:45pm

This unique week-long theater program teaches students Grades 3 through 12 the fundamentals of the theater - acting, dance, vocal work, scenery and costume design. This summer’s show is “SUESSICAL”! There will be a full production in the auditorium at the end of the week - please indicate Friday or Saturday night performance when registering. Fee is $100. Program held at Hope Highlands Middle School. Participants must bring lunch each day.

There is a limit of 25 participants for each performance.


CHALLENGER BRITISH SOCCER CAMP
July 23 – 27
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Chafee Athletic Complex

Register now HERE or through Parks and Recreation

This program is offered in cooperation with Challenger Sports. Camps takes place at Dorsey Field at the Chafee Complex on Hope Road.

Each day includes individual skill development, core techniques, one on one skills, freestyle soccer, small sided games and a Camp World Cup.

Ages 6-14 years old

Registration Fee: $120

For more information, contact Steven Hughes at 401-213-0463 or email: shughes@challengersports.com


BUDLONG POOL TO OPEN JUNE 25
Pool hours are 12:00pm to 6:00pm seven days a week. Seasonal Pool Passes can be bought at the pool house beginning June 18 from 12:00pm—4:00pm and during regular pool hours starting June 25. The pool will close for the season on August 17. POOL CLOSED JULY 4

Seasonal Pass Fees for Cranston Residents
Family Season Pass $50
Individual Season Pass (Age 16+) $25
Senior Season Pass (Age 55+) $20

Single Day Pass for Cranston Residents is $3 per person and $10 for non-residents

Family Pass includes both parents and all kids living at the same address.
For all passes, proof of residency and a Photo I.D. MUST be provided at the time of registration to get Cranston Resident rate.


BUDLONG POOL SWIM LESSONS
Lessons run Mondays/Fridays or Wednesdays/Saturdays from July 2 to August 3.

Choose from Session 1 (10:00am – 10:45am) or Session 2 (11:00am – 11:45am)

Space is limited to 10 participants per session. If there is not a minimum of 10 participants, your session could be changed. Lessons offered for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

More information on each level is available HERE

WOMEN'S FITNESS TO START SEPTEMBER 25

Cranston Parks and Recreation announces the return of the Women?s Fitness Class on Monday, September 25, 2017. The sessions will run as follows:

Session 1: September 25 - November 16, 2017
*No Class on October 9*

Session 2: November 27 - January 25, 2018
*No Class on December 25 & 28, January 1 & 15*

Session 3: January 29 - March 29, 2018
*No Class on February 19 & 22*

Session 4: April 2 - May 31, 2018
*No Class on April 16 & 19, May 28*


Classes will still run on Mondays & Wednesday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Peter Pastore Youth Center. The session fee is $40; if you choose to attend one night per week, the fee will be $20.

Participants can sign up at PPYC on Mondays or Wednesday prior to the start of class. Registration forms can be found on the Fall and Winter Programs page and will be available on site.


PETER PASTORE YOUTH CENTER RENTAL
If you or your organization are interested in using the PPYC for an event, practice, try-outs, etc, please fill out the building request form by clicking HERE. Submit the completed form to the Parks and Recreation Department and your request will be reviewed and responded to in approximately 5 - 7 business days. Rental fee for use of any part of the PPYC is $50 per hour.

A WORD ABOUT TAX ID # REQUESTS

It is coming up on tax filing time and The Parks and Recreation Department will be receiving numerous requests from Playground Program participants for the City's Tax ID number to apply for the Child and Dependent Care Credit. As stated on our application, our program does not qualify for the credit under the tax code.

On Page 6 of IRS Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses, under "Care of a Qualifying Person" it states, "Expenses are for the care of a qualifying person only if the main purpose is the person' well-being and protection." It further states, "Expenses for care DO NOT include amounts you pay for food, lodging, clothing, education, and entertainment." (Emphasis added)

Our Playground Program is field-trip and activity based. The majority of the fee for the summer PROGRAM (not a camp) is to cover the cost of the trips, performers, and clothing provided to the participants. Therefore the fee paid falls under the category of entertainment and clothing, not well-being and protection.

FOLLOW CRANSTON PARKS & RECREATION ON FACEBOOK
The Cranston Parks and Recreation Department is now on Facebook. We can now post real time updates on program information, cancelations, and up coming events. Follow us by clicking the link HERE.

CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY AS THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW PROGRAMMING INFORMATION.

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