Our office is busy planning and organizing our upcoming Winter-Spring activity guide! With that being said, we wanted to send a friendly reminder to all of our participants to submit quality and engaging pictures of our recreation classes to us. Not only could you see yourself in our new activity guide, but you will also get a Facebook post shout-out AND a $10 credit on your account to use towards another class if your picture is chosen! All you need to do is snap a picture and email it to wawmrec@wawmsd.org  with "Heard it from Rex" in the subject line. We look forward to seeing all of your picture entries!

Non School Day 
No School, No Problem! 

Reminder that the next Non School Day Camp will be held on October 26th, 2018 at Horace Mann. Students will be traveling to Apple Holler for a fun packed day. As we all know life can get busy and these days have a way of sneaking up on us. Don't delay sign up today!


Love to dance?
Not sure which class to sign up for this fall?
Poms, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics and Hawaiian, oh my!

Come join our dance staff and try each of the classes!
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
General Mitchell
Check-in : 9:30 am -9:50 am
Start : 10:00 am
Lunch : 12:00 pm -12:30 pm (Bring a bag lunch/beverage)
Presentation by students : 2:30 pm
Close : 3:00 pm
Fee: $15 residents/ $23 for Non-Residents
Register at 604-4900 or www.wawmrec.com . (Reg. #315500.01)
Sign up by Wednesday, October 3rd!

Adult Trips

Mystery Trip
Are you up for an adventure? Allow us to plan your trip! You will not know where we are going
but we will have your travel itinerary and your experience planned for you. What could the
Mystery be? Could it be a city? A festival? A Museum? A tour? Who knows but it will be a good time. We will travel by bus to wherever the Mystery is located. The bus will depart Nathan Hale at 9 am and return to Nathan Hale at approximately???? Are you ready to solve the Mystery?
Nathan Hale Commons (West Entrance)
Sa 11/10
$30 per person


Fall Dance
Join us Thursday October 18th for our Fall Packer Tailgate Dance for participants with disabilities! Snacks will be provided and there will be a contest for best outfit. Volunteers are needed and will be subject to a background check beforehand.
Nathan Hale
Th 6 - 8 pm
$10 / $15 NR
Early Childhood
Preschool Programs

Openings for  Preschool Adventures  
(3 year olds and up meeting one day a week)
Openings for Preschool Passageway
(3 ½ year olds and up meeting two days a week)
Tuesdays AND Thursdays
Both programs are held at Franklin Fieldhouse from 9 until 11:30 am. All children must be comfortable in a classroom
setting without a parent and must be able to use the restroom independently.
For more information call Linda Gritzmacher, Program Manager, at 604-4911 or the main office at 604-4900.

New sessions will be starting in mid OCTOBER for many classes in our early childhood program. Here are some of them:

Mondays - Mini Ballerinas and Tumble Bugs - Morning and evening sessions  
Tuesdays - Dr. Seuss and Music Fun in the mornings 
Tuesdays - Mini Ballerinas - evenings
Wednesdays - Pint Size Picassos and Mushy Gushy Sticky Icky Fun - mornings
Wednesdays - Bitty Sports evenings  
Thursdays - Zoom Zoom and Fairytale Playtime - mornings

We also have this class every Friday. Come to one, two or all the fun themed classes!
Mini Marvels
1½ - 3 years (adult optional)
These are one-day opportunities for your child to have fun and explore the day's theme through crafts, stories, games, and movement activities. Register for one or all themes. Dressing for the theme is encouraged! Instructor: Natasha Ergen
Franklin Fieldhouse
9:30 - 10:30 am

10/5 - Elephants and Animals
10/12 - Color of Fall
10/19 - Halloween
11/2 - Owls
11/9 - Bubble Trouble
11/16 - Thanksgiving
11/30 - Llama Llama
12/7 - Winter Wonder
$5 / $8 NR per date

Teen Ops
6th - 8th Grade
Trivia Night
Are you a smarty pants? Come alone or with a group of friends for our first Trivia Night of the year. Teams will compete in knowledgeable categories such as history, geography, current events, math, brainteasers and of course pop culture among others to earn the most points for the evening. Prizes will be awarded for the highest score. Register as an individual and teams will be formed at Trivia Night. Join us for laughs, knowledge and a good time!
Frank Lloyd Wright Cafeteria (Enter through North Main Entrance Doors)
F 11/9
6:30 - 8 pm
$5 / $8 NR

Teen Union
6th - 8th Grade
Looking for a fun, safe place to hang out on a Friday night? We will be hosting open gym and a place for you to socialize with your friends. Shoot around in the gym or join in on some organized activities like Dodgeball or Ga-Ga Ball. Once you've worked up a sweat, cool
down with your friends talking about your time here at Teen Union or crafting bracelets for you
or your friends.
Lane Intermediate Aux Gym and Cafeteria
F 10/19
F 11/16
6:30 - 8:30 pm
$5 / $8 NR

Youth Enrichment
Manga Characters
8 years & up
Do you have an interest in Anime? Join Nick Katzfey, graphic artist and cartoonist, in  learning how to draw manga-style in our multi-part workshop. You'll learn to draw from  the ground up including the basics of character drawing, character design, and all  sorts of fun tricks to help you draw cool characters! You'll also learn interesting ways to put together your own comics - characters, plot lines and more! Experienced artists and novices are all welcome. Bring along something to draw with and join the fun!
Horace Mann Rm 112
W 10/3 - 10/17
6:15 - 7:15 pm
$33 / $50 NR

American Red Cross Babysitting
Babysitting is one of the most important jobs a young person will ever have. Babysitting can be  a lot of fun but the responsibility of it should never be taken lightly. This course is open to boys and girls 10 years and above and will include instruction based around four themes: Leadership, Safety and Safe Play, Basic Care and First Aid (including rescue breathing). Each participant
should bring paper, pencil, cabbage patch size doll, snack and drink to class.
Instructor: Ramona KaiserRed Cross Certified
Mitchell, MPR
W 10/10 - 10/24
5:30 - 7:40 pm
$60 / $90 NR
Special One Day Session!!
Please bring a bag lunch for this session.
Horace Mann, IMC
8:30 am - 3 pm
Tu 11/6
$55 / $83 NR
Rock Climbing
Looking for a new adventure for your child this fall? Rock climbing will not only improve  your child's strength but will work to improve your child's intellectual, social, and emotional  well-being. We will guide your child through a fun and exhilarating adventure education  course using one of the school district's horizontal traverse climbing walls. That's right; your  child will be climbing horizontally not vertically. This course will provide your child an opportunity
to develop self-concept, self-trust, self-reliance, improved social connections, and relationship  building skills. Rock climbing isn't just about how high you can go, it's about the journey.
Horace Mann Elementary
Th 10/4 - 11/15 (No class 10/18)
K5 - 2nd grade
5:45 - 6:45 pm
3rd - 5th grade
7 - 8 pm
$50 / $75 NR

Adult Exercise 

Reminder we have many adult fitness classes going on Monday through Saturday. Please feel free to contact our office at 604-4900 or Linda Gritzmacher at 604-4911 for more information. It is never too late to join a class!!!


9:00-9:45 am       Senior Morning Stretch          Rec Center
5:45-6:45 pm       Spin/Yoga Fusion                  Rec Center
6:00-7:00 pm       Total Stretch                        Rec Center
6:00-7:00 pm       Zumba                                Lane Intermediate
6:00-7:00 pm       Cardio Kickboxing                 Franklin Fieldhouse
6:15-7:15 pm       Walk With Ease                    FLW Track
9:15-10:15 am     Forever Fit                            Rec Center
10:30-11:15 am   Chair Yoga for Healing            Rec Center
5:45-6:15 pm       Crunch Time                         Lane
6:00-7:00 pm       RIPPED                                 Rec Center
6:00-7:00 pm       Yoga Right Now                     Rec Center
6:00-7:00 pm       Belly Dancing                        Rec Center
6:00-7:00 pm       WERQ                                  Franklin Fieldhouse
6:15-7:15 pm       Cycling                                 Rec Center
6:30-7:15 pm       Beginner Yoga                       Lane
6:30-7:30 pm       Line Dancing                         Lane
9:00-9:45 am        Chair Yoga Seniors               Rec Center
6:00-7:00 pm       Total Stretch                        Rec Center
6:00-7:00 pm       Zumba                                 Rec Center
6:15-7:15 pm       Walk With Ease                    FLW
6:30-7:30 pm       Cycling                                Rec Center
8:45-9:30 am       Zumba Gold                         Rec Center
6:00-7:00 pm       RIPPED                               Rec Center
6:00-7:00 pm       Perfect Balance                    Rec Center
6:00-7:00 pm       Zumba                                Franklin School
6:00-7:00 pm       Define (butz/gutz)                Lane Intermediate
5:30-6:30 pm       Zumba                                Rec Center
9:00-9:45 am        Cycling                               Rec Center

Adult Sports

Thank you to all the players and umpires who have supported the WAWM RCS 55 + softball league this past season.  We appreciate each and every one of the over 200 players the participated in the leagues. Registration for the 2019 is open now for anyone 55 and over when the league starts.

Monday Standings
Jerry H. 11-4
Judy G. 10-5
Ron L. 7-8
Ron K. 2-13 

Tuesday Standings
Mike J. 9-3
Gary K. 8-4
Jerry K. 6-6
Mark V. 5-7 
Herb M. 2-10

Friday Standings
Kurt G. 11-4
Gary K. 8-7
Jack H. 8-7
Dan G. 3-12

Adult Enrichment 
Basics of Making a Baby Sweater
Planning on having a new family addition any time soon? The Greater Milwaukee Knitting  Guild will guide you in making a very personal gift for your little loved one. Advance your knitting skills by moving on to pattern reading, how to increase and decrease, make buttonholes and seaming while making a cute top down baby sweater.
Franklin Fieldhouse
M 10/15 - 11/5
6 - 8 pm
$30 / $45 NR

Medicine Busters
Afraid of the dreaded flu season ahead? Instead of using Tylenol Flu or Theraflu to fight the flu, Jill Wessel will share the best essential oils that will help you naturally. Don't be stuck relying on the over the counter drugs to stay healthy.
Franklin Fieldhouse
Tu 10/23
6:30 - 8:30 pm
$16 / $24 NR

The ABC's of Medicare
Are you getting closer to the age of 65 and feel like you don't know a thing about Medicare? Join Marsha Kowalski as she explains Medicare A, B, C, D as well as many important issues you need to know about. Previous attendees have said "I am so glad I attended this class!" "Best thing I did when it came to understanding my choices for Medicare." "I really learned a lot at this seminar. The presenter gave me the facts I needed to know and cleared up the misconceptions many people have about Medicare choices/options."
Nathan Hale Rm 118
Sa 10/20
9 - 10:30 am
$20 / $30 NR
Intelligent Investing for Retirement
Looking for a framework to manage your investments, such as in a 401K or IRA? Not sure what  is in your portfolio? Many investors, concerned with safely growing their assets, spend time  understanding the basics. Adam Ryback will share the fundamental principles of investing using the theories of Benjamin Graham, billionaire Warren Buffett's mentor. We will  use Benjamin Graham's classic book, The Intelligent Investor, which Warren Buffett calls the best book on investing ever written, as a guide.
Franklin Fieldhouse
6 - 7:30 pm
Tu 10/9
$6 / $9 NR
iPad/iPhone - Tips, Tricks & Techniques
This hands-on class is specific to Apple iPhone, iPad tablets and iPad Mini devices. C.T. Kruger will share some tips, tricks and techniques to navigate, organize, backup and add useful apps to your iPhone, iPad or iPad mini device.
Nathan Hale, Room 118
M 10/22
6:30 - 8:30 pm
$20 / $30 NR
You Have Pictures In Your Cameras - Now What
We have hundreds - if not thousands - of pictures in our cameras, smartphones and
computers. Now what...? C.T. Kruger will share techniques on how to save pictures from cameras and smartphones to your computer, to external devices and to "the Cloud." He will cover how to organize your pictures, viewing pictures from any device, printing options, and how to archive your pictures for the decades to come.
Nathan Hale, Room 118
M 10/29
6:30 - 8:30 pm
$20 / $30 NR
Jammin' for the Season
There's nothing like sweet homemade jams. Jeanine Becker , Master Food Preserver certified  and owner of Madam J's Finger Jams and Jellies, will share her knowledge of jammin'. Learn how to preserve fruits of the season to enjoy in the dark days of winter.
Nathan Hale Room 167
W 10/17
6 - 7:30 pm
$25 / $38 NR
Did You Know?
Our health is not just driven by what happens in a doctor's office, or by our habits and behaviors, but also by the conditions in which we live, grow, work and learn. Collectively these are referred to as social and environmental determinants of health and include education, income, employment, family and social support, community safety, air and water quality and housing and transit. Monica A. Judge, L. Ac., Dipl. Ac., MSOM, BS Nutrition , will help you reach your health goals.
Recreation Center
Tu 10/9
10 - 11:30 am
$8 / $12 NR

Creative Card Making
Tired of paying high prices for store-bought cards? Explore making your own greeting cards. Create at least three cards each class exploring a different technique each week. Suzanne Boulton will share techniques such as rubber stamps, dry embossing, dies, alcohol inks, alcohol markers and embossing folders. All skill levels invited. All papers will be supplied each class. Supplies needed for every class: ruler, sharp paper cutting scissors and double-sided sticky tape (Tombo Mono Permanent Adhesive suggested). Who needs Hallmark, when you can do it yourself?
Lane Intermediate Cafeteria
W 10/10 - 11/7 (No Class 10/31)
6 - 8 pm
$48 / $72 NR

1205 S. 70th Street, First Floor, West Allis, WI 53214 
(414) 604-4900