Centennial Recreation Center
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November  2017  



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Facility Hours
M-F 5am - 10pm
Sat. 6:30am - 8pm
Sun. 8am - 6pm
Kids' Club
M-F 8am - 8pm
Sat. 8am - 1:30pm
Sun. 8am - 1pm

Happy Fall!  Thanksgiving will be here before you know it.  This is a wonderful time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for.  Don't forget, the CRC will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

We have many fun and exciting programs and activities planned this winter and spring!! Mark your calendars for November 17th when the new Re c Guide is released.  Sign up online or at the Welcome Desk at the CRC. 

Produce Market-Wednesdays 9:15am-11:15am
Located in the Centennial Recreation Center Lobby.  Starting in November the Produce market will only be on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 
We're hiring!
Upcoming Events  
Member Appreciation  Saturday, November 4th  
Join us for our member appreciation breakfast, Saturday November 4th from 9am-11am at the CRC.  
Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop Thursday, November 16th  
The Youth Action Council is hosting a Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop for teens 13 - 19 years all at the Centennial Recreation Center on Thursday the 16 from 6pm - 8pm. Teens will learn more about recognizing the signs and how to help their peers. An app will be recommended to download in their smart phones as well.
If your teen group is interested in attending to this workshop, please contact Chiquy Mejia at chiquy.mejia@mhcrc.com or 408.310.4253. 


Course Spotlight!  
Jedi Engineering Workshop with Lego®

Get ready for the holidays while your children enjoy a fun filled morning with Lego® building Star-Wars themed projects! We will build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Play-Well's Jedi Instructors will lead projects like X-Wings and AT-AT Walkers while students tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering.  To register, visit: https://mhreconline.com and type in Activity Code: FSK003
Date: 12/9
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Ages: 5 to 9
Toy Drive  
November 1st-December 12th bring a new unwrapped toy to help those in our community have a wonderful holiday season. Collection bins will be located in the CRC lobby. 

 Teen Center
All teens ages 12-17! Come and learn basketball basics or brush up on your skills.  All teens will check in and out of teen center.  Afterwards, stay and hang out, grab a snack, play video games or get help with your homework. 
Winter/Spring 2017 Activity Guide
Mark your calendars!!!  The winter/spring Rec guide will be out Friday November 17th.

Recipe Share 
Thank you to the many members who have dropped off their favorite recipes.  All of the recipes that were dropped off will be available for pick up from Nov 6th - Dec 22nd in the fitness center. Their will be a varity of recipes shared each week.

Retail for Sale
We are excited to start selling our own CRC retail items. Look for members and staff sporting our new t-shirts, tank tops & trucker hats. Perfect to workout in or wear around town. You can purchase yours at the Front Desk. Limited supply, so get yours fast before they sell out.    
November Youth Calendar

MAGIC is Coming to Morgan Hill!
Introducing Magical Bridge Playground in Morgan Hill
All Abilities. All Ages. All Welcome!
We are pleased to announce the Magical Bridge Playground is coming to Morgan Hill's Community Park . Join us as we build a new kind of community playground, one where everyone can play. Regardless of ability, disability, size or age - everyone will now be able to play together like never before! With an underlying message of kindness, Magical Bridge addresses the unique play needs of children and adults living with physical and cognitive disabilities, the hearing and visually impaired, the autistic population, our aging community, and even those who are medically fragile.
It takes a village to build a Magical Bridge Playground. Won't you help fund the Magical Bridge Playground in Morgan Hill? Donations (in any amount) are welcome, appreciated and needed. Tax deductible donations of $300 and above will be recognized with a tile on the donor wall. Kindly donate here: http://www.magicalbridge.org/morgan-hill
If your company, business, or foundation is interested in larger sponsorship opportunities, kindly visit our sponsorship form: http://magicalbridge.org/assets-foundation/images/morgan-hill/MB Morgan Hill Donor Brochure Pages.pdf

Did you know...

The City of Morgan Hill partners with the YMCA to provide nutritious meals to the seniors in our community, sponsored by Santa Clara county grant and YMCA annual giving campaign...

Member Engagement
Theme Friday's         
Our monthly theme days are a fun way to break out of the routine and show your CRC spirit! Theme days are  held on the third Friday of each month. This  month will be CrAzY sOcKs DAY on Friday , November 17th. CRC members and staff are encouraged to dress according to the theme. 

                            Coffee at the CRC!
Look for Keurig coffee pods and supplies at the welcome desk.  You can purchase a coffee pod for $1.50 each.   
Women's Locker Room
The women's locker room will be closed the 1st Friday of each month from 12-2pm for facility maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
Senior Center News
 All CRC Members:
  • Produce Market-Wednesdays 9:15am-11:15am in the main Centennial Recreation Center Lobby.
50+ Older Adult Programming:
South County Lifelong Learning Classes-November Class
Life in an Extremely remote Tibetan Village
This class will cover the presenter's unexpected adventure in love and compassion at a children's community in Tibet.  Stories will include the grueling trip there and back, meeting the children and teachers and living with them each day, sharing meals and adventures, as well as personal stories of change and development in love and compassion.
Presenter: Lila Levinson
Wednesday, November 15th.  10am to Noon.
Community and Cultural Center
Fee:  $10 supports Older Adult Services in Morgan Hill
Register in person at the CCC or CRC or online at www.tibetan.brownpapertickets.com
Morgan Hill Senior Café
Did you know we provide delicious lunches to Older Adults Monday through Friday at 12:00pm. Please register by 11:30am, donation $3.00 for those over the age of 60, $8.00 for those under 60 years of age.
Upcoming Events at a glance:
November 6: Live Oak Adult Day presentation
November 8: Uber Wound Care presentation
November 9: VA presentation
November 9: Karaoke with Chris
November 10: Blood Pressure screening by EVA nursing students
November 10: Lunch with the Mayor
November 14: California Telephone Access Program presentation
November 15: Caremore Resource Table
November 15: SCLL, "My Life in an Extremely Remote Tibetan Village" at the CCC
November 16: Jim Farber on Piano
November 17: Medicare Workshop by Sourcewise
November 22: Thanksgiving Feast and Celebration
Other Support Services
Dementia Care Support Group-November 3rd, 2:00-3:30pm
This class is facilitated by Tiffany Mikles with the Alzheimer's Association and is held at the CRC Senior Center.
Senior Adult Legal Assistance (SALA):
Free appointments are available on November 9th and 30th.  You can make your appointment at the Senior Center Welcome Desk.
Case Management
You can schedule a free appointment at the Senior Center welcome desk at (408) 782-1284.
Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP):
Free appointments on November 3rd, 10th and 15th from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment only.  Please make an appointment at the Senior Center Welcome Desk. 

Kid's Club
Looking for a fun activity for your child? Here's a list of programs 
taking place this month in Kids Club: 

Kids Club Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sat - 8:00am - 2pm
Sun - 8:00am - 2pm

Jewelry Making Class
Date: 11/10  
Time: 6pm-7pm
Resident: $7/CRC Member $7
Non-Resident: $7/CRC Member &7
Children will be taught how to make beautiful jewelry including bracelet, necklaces, or bookmarks.
In session they will come away with unique treasure for themselves or as a gift for someone else. This is a drop off program.
Boys Club
Date: 11/17
Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm
Resident: $7/CRC Member $7
Non-Resident $7/CRC Member $7
This club is designed for boys between 7 and 12 years of age. In addition to making new friends and a creativity, we will learn about life skills and value, positive relationships, respecting yourself and others. One of the Developmental Assets will be covered at each session. This is a drop off program.
Cooking with Kids
Date: 11/18
Time: 12-1pm
Resident: $15/CRC Member $10
Non Resident: $20/ CRC Member $15
This class is designed to introduce children to healthy food choices and learn different cooking techniques. They will to have "fun" in the kitchen using various cooking supplies and create a yummy lunch. This is a drop off program
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Use of the Morgan Hill Dennis Kennedy Aquatics Center
is included with your CRC Membership.

Lap Swim
Monday - Friday:  5am to 9am, 11am to 1:30pm
Monday/Wednesday/Friday:  5pm to 8pm - starting November 6th
Saturday:  7am to 10am

New Master's Swim Coach Tina Hepper 
Tina has been involved in swimming as an active triathlete.  She believes that the success of a Master's team includes a variety of creative workouts and recognizing and evaluating the needs of each swimmer.
Tina strives to support everyone she coaches in meeting their goals and to try new things.  The Master's swim practice schedule is as follows:
Monday & Tuesday - 6:45pm to 8pm
Wednesday - 11am to 12pm
Saturday - 7:30am to 8:45am


Youth/Teen Corner
Youth Action Council (YAC) Socials
Teen Center

All YAC Socials are to be held every other month in the Teen Center from 6:30pm-8pm. Please check the Teen Center Calendar for the exact days. Free snacks and drink will be provided. Bring your friends.
YAC Monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month from September of the current year to July of next year from 5-7pm in the Teen Center.
For more information, please contact the YAC Advisor Chiquy Mejia at the Centennial Recreation at 408.310.4253.
Rentals at the Community and Cultural Center

Looking for a great place to host a party or special event? The Community and Cultural Center (CCC) is the perfect place! 
Call 408-782-0008 for prices and availability or visit our website for more details. 
Developmental Asset of the Month
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NOVEMBER Asset of the Month:
Young people feel comfortable with and proud of their identity, including but not limited to disabilities, ethnicity, faith/religion, family status, gender, language, and sexual orientation.
The Importance of Positive Cultural Identity  
It is important for youth to feel that they belong. Positive identity brings self-assurance, asense of belonging, a positive view of personal future, and better success in school. Developing a positive cultural identity -a critical element of personal identity -can be difficult for young people, especially when they may be bridging more than one culture. The way that youth are treated in regard to their ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender directly affects their ability to develop a positive personal identity. As adults, it's critical that we model recognition, understanding, and celebrating all cultural identities, including the cultures to which we and/or our children do not belong. Sharing and celebrating different cultural identities increases self-esteem and promotes cultural competence among all young people. The diversity of Silicon Valley is a benefit to our youth as they are exposed to many different cultures
The following discussion topics* can help families talk about their cultural identity:
*What is our cultural background?
*What are some things that you value aboutour culture?
*What are some things about our culture that you would like other people to know?
*Do you know anyone who's from a different culture? In what ways are your cultures similar and different? Do your cultural differences make it difficult to be friends? How can you share your cultural differences in a positive, non judgmental way?
This article was provided courtesy of Project Cornerstone's Asset-a-Month program. For more information, visit www.projectcornerstone.org.  

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Morgan Hill Community Asset Builders Meeting


Join us for our Morgan Hill Community Asset Builder Meetings on the 3rd Friday of each month starting at 12pm at the Community & Cultural Center. The purpose of these meetings is to provide opportunities for youth serving organizations and individuals to meet and collaborate on youth serving programs and initiatives and to educate our community on the Developmental Assets and other tools that can be used to help youth thrive.

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Jessica Redfield

Associate Executive Director 

Centennial Recreation Center


(408) 782-2128