Cooler temperatures are on the horizon which has us all in smiles. This fall try a new class, discover a hidden talent or just enjoy all that nature has to offer. W
e've gathered the best fall-tastic activities to get you out of your house and into fun. Read on for inspiring ways to make the most of your September.
Take A Break
School just started, but before you know it your kids will be home for fall break. Chandler Parks & Recreation offers students, ages 5 to 13, the opportunity to break away and enjoy well-deserved vacation activities over fall intersession. From art and sports to nature and science, you're sure to find something exciting for every child in your family. Fall Break Camp includes flexible options with your choice of all day, half day and specific weeks. Check out one of our five camp locations for fall curriculum.
Find your fit and stay motivated to reach your goals by sweating it out at FitDC. Presented by Banner Health, FitDCcombines the camaraderie of community and group workouts with the best outdoor space in the City. Enjoy a variety of workout formats, programmed for all levels and fitness abilities. The free fitness series launches next month giving you the opportunity to experience Downtown Chandler in a totally new way: as a gym. Join us alongside notable fitness instructors, Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park-Stage Plaza (East side of the park).
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Cool off Labor Day weekend at one of Chandler Aquatics five aquatic centers (Folley Closed). From sea to shining sea, families can enjoy open swim and water activities. Check your local pool for more details.
Uncover, discover and explore the wonderful world around you! A nature-based, academic atmosphere, Building Blocks at the EEC introduces pint-size explorers to education while applying environmental concepts. Exploration and education activities like mixing and matching and recycling foster critical thinking in young students as they examine rocks, fur, leaves and animals from our desert habitat. Encourage your little explorers' curiosity and love of Mother Nature.
Discover the world of Amazing Science and explore the reasons behind the seemingly impossible. Through hands-on activities that pop, fizz and explode, young scientists will be able to define, hypothesize and find the answers to common scientific questions.
Follow the leader and turn fall break downtime into leadership opportunities with Chandler's award-winning Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program. Teens between the ages of 14 and 17 can gain valuable work experience as an L.I.T. Application deadline is September 14. Take the lead and learn more by contacting Trevor Groth at 480-782-2730.
A traditional dance of Middle Eastern culture, Belly Dancing features a variety of hip movements for a great total body workout. Combining the playing of finger cymbals with synchronized shakes and shimmies,dancers will learn the art of belly dancing. Learn the significance of music and costume during this moderate intensity dance class that builds upon basic steps, sequences and rhythms.
Bring on the peanuts and Cracker Jacks; baseball season is in full swing and Chandler Active Adults takes you out to the ballgame. Enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark as the Diamondbacks take on the Rockies. The day is sure to be a home run!
Fall is a great time to escape outside. Join us for an evening of entertaining outdoor games and delicious food at our Fall BBQ and Games social. Bring a side dish to share.