Dec. 28 through

Jan. 17

Newton Recreation Commission — Located at 415 N. Poplar St.; phone: 283-7330. Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Wellness Center only.


Dec. 28 through

Jan. 17

Newton Recreation Commission — Located at 415 N. Poplar St.; phone: 283-7330. Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Wellness Center only.

Enroll for Fitness Boot Camp — 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The six-week program begins Jan. 4. Call 283-7330 for more details.

NRC offers land and water fitness classes — First session is free for all water or land fitness classes taught by NRC instructors. Everyone is invited to try a class.

Wellness Center memberships — Special prices In January. For more information, call 283-7330.

Cooking-4-Kids — 4: to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 29 through Jan. 19. Learn to make simple but tasty meals and snacks for the whole family to enjoy. For ages 7 through 9 years old.

Pre-School Arts and Crafts — 4 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 5 and 12. Three- to 5-year-olds have great imaginations which will come alive in this arts and crafts extravaganza. Using different themes each day we will use paint, glitter, paste, dough and more to create artwork. Parents are welcome to participate also. You can sign your child up for one day or all days. Registration deadline is Friday prior to each class for individual classes. Class space is limited.

Jazz/Hip Hop Dance — 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 5 through 26. Join Lexi Coffey for this program. Classes will concentrate on introductory skills and fundamentals. No experience is required. Prepare to have fun. For ages 7 and older. Registration deadline is Dec. 30.

Let’s Get Messy — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 6 through 27. Toddlers have great imaginations, which will come alive in this arts and crafts extravaganza. Using different themes each day, participants will use paint, glitter, paste, noodles and more to create artwork. For ages 18 months through 3 years.

Line Dancing (Linercise) — 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 6 through Feb. 24. Join the NRC and Knox Rhine. Knox has been dancing for many years both recreationally and competitively. He has been an instructor and choreographer almost as long as he’s been dancing, and he has been a judge at several national competitions. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best.

Couples Two Step-West Coast Swing — 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 6 through Feb. 10. Grab a partner and join Knox Rhine in this six-week class. Couples will learn basic steps for West Coast Swing. Registration deadline is Jan. 4.

Community CPR (Renew/Refresher) — 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 7. Update your CPR to the new protocols. American Safety and Health Institute certifications offered. Certificate valid for one year. Registration Deadline is today.

Music and Rhyme Station — 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 7 through Jan. 28. Come join the four-week toddler class. Each class will focus on different songs about your toddler’s body, movements, shapes and more.

Scrapbooking Crop — 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13. These sessions are when you can get your scrapbooking work done. Bring any projects and photos you want to work on. Cutters and other tools will be available for your use. You will find plenty of help to get you going and sticking to your projects. For ages 16 and older.

Family Fun Night — 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15. Join the NRC for a night full of games prizes and fun. There will be program demonstrations, inflatable bounce houses and raffle drawings. There will be a balloon drop at 8:45 p.m. Mi Mama’s Recipes will be there serving food from 6 to 9 p.m.

American Red Cross Baby-Sitting Clinic — 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16. This course gives young people ages 11 through 15 the skills and confidence to care for infants through school-aged children. This is an interactive and activity-based program that builds self-confidence and competence by practicing decision-making and managing real-life situations. Topics include safety issues, preventing injuries and illnesses, basic child care, first aid, care for choking, and age-appropriate behavior and play. Registration deadline is Jan. 12. Class space is limited.

Women’s Self Defense Class — Noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 16. Learn how to defend yourself when someone is trying to attack you. With guidance of NRC Tae Kwon Do instructor Dany Monares, you will gain self-confidence and learn effective techniques to defend yourself against an attacker. Registration deadline Jan. 12.

Community Garage Sale — 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 17. If you are looking to get rid of some old stuff, rent a booth at our sale and leave all the advertising to us.