May 2016
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5/21  Pool Pass Photo Day

5/21 Kids Yard Sale

5/22 Summer Youth Track Meet

NOW - Pool Pass Sales

NOW - Summer Camp Registration! 

In the event of inclement weather that may result in cancelled classes or programs, please call CRPR before 5 PM,
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CRPR has wonderful ways that you can help this giving season! From volunteer  opportunities to donation programs, and more, we've got you covered. 

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Did you know that there are only 25 days until Welch and Park Forest Pools open? That definitely means that summer is right around the corner! Don't forget to buy your pools passes or to register for summer camp. And of course, make sure to check out our awesome list of summer special events! 
                                                                The CRPR Staff
Rescheduled for JUNE 18!
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Annual CRPR Touch A Truck Expo will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 1-4 PM at the Mount Nittany Middle School Parking Lot. 

Come out to enjoy all sorts of amazing trucks, from 18-wheelers to dump trucks, buses and more amazing machines!  Bring the kids out for a exciting afternoon of fun!

For more information, click here.

Event sponsored by Glenn O Hawbaker, Inc.  

Large-Scale Composting: Bins & Beyond
For more ambitious gardeners, especially those growing food, you will require more compost and produce more organic matter to be composted. This requires a larger set up, tools you probably already have, more careful monitoring of temperature and moisture, and other steps to make high quality compost. This workshop is designed for gardeners who want to begin larger-scale composting to support a larger garden or ornamental landscape. We cover two setups: the “Three-Bin System” and an open pile or window. Led by Dr. Gene Bazan of Neo-Terra.
Tuesday, May 17
6:30-7:30 pm
$10R/$15N per person
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center 

Backyard Composting 
Learn how to turn your kitchen and yard waste into black gold! Backyard composting in an easy, inexpensive and natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable, nutrient rich food for your garden while keeping organic waste out of our landfills. Join us to learn the basics of backyard composting: why it’s important to compost, what to add and not to add to a compost pile, how to maintain a compost pile, and how to use finished compost. Attendees will receive an Earth Machine composter compliments of the Centre Region Council of Governments Refuse and Recycling Program. Led by Mimi cooper from Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority.
                                       Tuesday, May 24
                                           6:30-7:30 pm
                       $20R/$30N (includes 1 composter)
                          Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
For more information CLICK HERE!
Summer Fitness Programs at Welch & Park Forest Pools!

Fitness Inspired Sculpt at Park Forest Pool
Sculpt your body with resistance and body weight exercises to have you more lean & fit by the end of the summer! Instructor: Kiersten Gelfand from Fitness Inspired.

Tues & Thurs, June 14–July 28  
9:00-9:45 am

Outdoor Fitness Classes at Welch Pool
New for Summer 2016! Check out these new fitness classes offered by instructor Vanessa McLaughlin. No season pass or daily admission is required.

June 14-July 28 (omit Tues July 5)
Morning Meditation (Tues. & Thurs., 7-7:50 am)
PiYO (Tues. & Thurs., 8-8:50 am)
Vinyasa Flow (Tues, & Thurs., 9-9:50 am)

AM Aquafit for Adults at Welch Pool
Wake up at Welch Pool with one of several water workouts. Three workout options are coordinated by an experienced aquatic coach or instructor (details on website).

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 14-July 28
6:00-7:00 am

For full program details including
 descriptions, ages, and fees click here!

Join us for the Centre Region Senior Center BINGO Fundraising Event! It’s the perfect outing for those who love this classic game of chance, socializing with friends, and helping the Senior Center raise funds! Try your luck at 10 rounds of Bingo and enjoy prizes and lunch.

Time: 10:30 am-1:00 pm
Ages: 55+
Fee: $20R/$30N

For more information, call 814-231-3076! 
Pitch, Hit & Run
Sunday, May 8
6 pm 

Scotts & Major League Baseball’s PITCH, HIT & RUN is a FREE, national program that offers boys and girls ages 7-14 the chance to showcase their baseball & softball abilities. This free event is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the fun element of the sport.

Boys and girls compete together in four age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Age is determined as of July 17, 2016. A Birth Certificate is required for age verification.

For more info contact Jeff Hall at CRPR (231-3071).

The CRPRA, part of the Centre Region COG, serves residents in State College Borough, and the Townships of Patton, Harris, College and Ferguson.

Centre Region Parks & Recreation
         2643 Gateway Drive #1
         State College, PA 16801
                (814) 231-3071