The cold weather might be keeping everyone cooped up indoors a little more than usual, but that’s not stopping us from enjoying tons of fun indoor activities this winter. We’re thrilled to be offering art and dance classes, as well as sports and fitness activities for all ages all winter long.

Dance - Our brand new dance classes just began in early February, but the eightweek program goes through the end of March so it’s not too late to sign up if you missed out. The classes are on Saturdays and include Adult Zumba; Baby Ballerinas and Tiny Tappers for ages 3 to 4; Fairytale Ballet and Fairytale Tap for ages 5 to 7; and Hip Hop classes for pre-teens and teens.

Painting - Two eight-week painting classes kicked off on Jan. 30, as well – one for kids and one for adults. Kids are learning the artistic stylings of “The Masters,” while an adult beginner class teaches the fundamentals of paint - ing beginning with a snowscape. All painting supplies are provided for our art programs, which will continue this spring.

Basketball - The second installment of the Lil Indians Basketball Program has been in full swing since Jan. 13. Following the Fundamental Skills program, the Basket - ball Program helps kids ages 6 to 14 get more comfortable playing the game through drills and scrimmages. If you missed this round of Lil Indians Basketball, you can catch the Team Play program in March, where players par - ticipate in games with a run - ning clock.

Fitness – Our fitness center is open year-round, but it’s a great way to stay active indoors this winter. Our fitness center has elliptical machines, treadmills, circuit workout equipment, free weights and much, much more. It’s the full fitness experience, and non-members can drop in any time for just $5. We’ll thaw out soon enough, but until then, we hope you can get involved and stay involved as we continue to roll out programs through 2018. And if you missed out on these class - es and programs, be sure to watch for information about our spring programs either online at www.marengo - parkdistrict.org, at facebook. com/MarengoParkDistrict or by calling us at 815-568- 5126.

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