Adult Programs


Fall Registration opens after Labor Day for the following programs:

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Family Nature Club

Session I: Sept. 14, Session II: Oct. 12, Session III: Nov. 9

1 – 2:30 p.m.
Sanborn Park
All Ages (projects geared for preschool and school-aged children)

This fun new program is brought to us by The Friends of the St. Clair River organization. We will have fun exploring wildlife close to home while nurturing a love of nature. As this is a family event, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Program is entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. In case of inclement weather (lightning, high winds, heavy rain), programs will be cancelled. Families will be contacted by afternoon the day before if class is cancelled.
Registration closes 2 days prior to each date.

Per Session: Resident: $5 per person, Non-Resident: $10 per person
All 3 Sessions: Resident: $15 per person, Non-Resident: $30 per person

A Mile in my Shoes

Session I: Mondays, October 7 – 28
Session II: Mondays, November 4 – 25
1 – 2 p.m.
All Ages
Starts at Palmer Park

A walking club, offering the guidance and direction to start walking into shape! A recreation instructor will lead each walk providing information and assistance. Walks are one mile. Walking routes will vary. We will be walking outside so please bundle up.
Walks are weather permitting.
Resident: $5 per session, Non-Resident: $10 per session

Beach Pebble Art Class

Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16
4 – 5 p.m.
Ages 7 & up

During the first class, collect treasures at Lighthouse Beach for creating your own unique pebble art! We will assemble our pictures onto frames for our second class. For the final class we will complete our artwork and set up a fun gallery so friends and family can come view our masterpieces! First class meets at Lighthouse Beach, other classes meet at Palmer Park. (Locations may change due to inclement weather). Registration Deadline: September 25
Resident: $22, Non-Resident: $40

Beginners Belly Dance Fitness

Mondays, September 30 – November 25
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Ages 18 & up
Palmer Park

Formatted for all student levels, this belly dance fitness class will introduce the basic movements and foundations for belly dance. Demonstrations will be given while using the movements in drills to learn techniques. Explanations will aid students in incorporating speed, levels, and direction-changes into their combinations. Drills increase the heart rate, create strength and stamina, and are lots of fun!
Instructed by American native, Riksar (Anne Elizabeth) who first began learning Egyptian belly dance at age fourteen in Sarnia, Ontario.
Resident: $65, Non-Resident: $85

CPR Certification

Saturday, October 12
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ages 15 & up
Palmer Park

American Red Cross CPR classes take just a few short hours, but the skills you’ll learn during the process can make all the difference to someone in need. Whether you are a medical professional who needs recertification or you simply want to learn how to respond in the event of an emergency, this class is for you! Our in-person CPR course is led by knowledgeable instructors and combines lecture with hands-on skills sessions.
Resident: $50, Non-Resident: $100

Dance Classes

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are lacking a dance instructor for this year. Because of this, we are unable to offer a dance program. We hope to offer dance again in the future. If you or someone you know is interested in being a dance instructor for the recreation department, please contact our office at 810-984-9760.
Drums Alive

Session I: Tues & Thurs, October 1 – October 24
Session II: Tues & Thurs, October 29 – November 28
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Ages 16 & up
Palmer Park

Feel and experience the pulsating rhythms, dynamic movements and powerful percussions of this new and unique high-energy dance rhythmical workout. Power Beats combines movement with the power of drumming. It’s a program for everyone! Anyone, of any age and ability can do Drums Alive® Power Beats. It’s a workout for the entire body as well as a powerful tool for stress reduction and mental balance. Come and experience the joy of music, movement, and rhythm and feel like a rock star! Break the rules, open the door and enter a new dimension of fitness!
(No class on Halloween)
Resident: $40, Non-Resident: $60

Fitness Senior

Thursday, October 3 – November 21
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Ages 55 & up
Palmer Park

Come meet new friends and enjoy this easy-to-follow workout designed for seniors that will increase your energy and stamina. Move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and skills required for daily living.
Resident: $40, Non-Resident: $80

Game Day

Recreational Activities for People with Developmental Disabilities
Sessions: Saturdays, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jan. 18

Sept. 21: Cornhole
Oct. 19: Scavenger hunt
Nov. 16: Hockey
Dec. No Game Day
Jan. 18: Snow Shoeing

10 a.m. – 12 p.m
Ages 20 & up
Palmer Park

Enjoy physical activity and social interaction while developing new skills or improving existing. Each month will feature a different activity! Parents/caregivers are welcome to attend and participate.
Program will be held weather-permitting.
Resident: $5 per session, Non-Resident: $10 per session

Modern Fencing

Mondays, October 14 – December 2
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ages 12 & up
Landmark Academy

In conjunction with the Blue Water Fencing Club, classes will teach weapon-handling, main fencing positions, straight hits, hits with disengagements, attacks, and counter attacks. The course is taught in foil with an explanation of epee and saber. Program will provide masks, gloves and practice foils. Students must wear athletic shoes and comfortable shorts and pants.
Resident: $55, Non-Resident: $75

Self Defense Class

Thursday, October 3
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Ages 16 & up
Palmer Park

Brought to you by Professional Karate Schools of America Port Huron, this class teaches safety strategies and physical techniques which enable someone to successfully escape and resist violent attacks.
Resident: $20, Non-Resident: $40

Stop the Bleed offered by Tri Hospital EMS

Tuesday, October 15 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 19 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Ages 14 & up
Palmer Park

Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they can provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives. This class will teach the civilian population how to provide vital initial-response. During many emergencies, there is a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian-intervention, preventable deaths can occur. Rhonda Adams, EMT-P and Field Training Officer for Tri-Hospital EMS will instruct the class. All participants who attend will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. Free course.

Uke I

Mondays, October 14 – November 18
6:30 – 7 p.m.
Ages 6 – 10yrs
Palmer Park

If you own a ukulele and would like to learn the basics of playing, then this popular six week class is returning to help you! Classes include correct handling, chord strumming, and basic music chart reading. The first half of each class works on technique, the second half focuses on learning songs. Instructed by professional musician: Micki LePla.
Resident: $40, Non-Resident: $55
Registration Deadline: October 9

Uke II

Mondays, October 14 – November 18
7:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Ages 11 & up
Palmer Park

If you own a ukulele and would like to learn the basics of playing, then this popular six week class is returning to help you! Classes include correct handling, chord strumming, and basic music chart reading. The first half of each class works on technique, the second half focuses on learning songs. Instructed by professional musician: Micki LePla.
Resident: $40, Non-Resident: $55
Registration Deadline: October 9

Winter Wreath Workshop

Thursdays, November 14 & 21
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Ages 15 & up
Palmer Park

Make this beautiful pine cone wreath to adorn your front door throughout the holiday and winter season. Your first class includes planning your wreath and painting your pine cones. Second class will involve putting it all together.
Registration Deadline: November 8
Resident: $15, Non-Resident: $25


Mondays & Wednesdays, October 21 – November 27
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Ages 16 & up
Palmer Park

Escape from your day and enjoy the calm of Yoga. Classes blend stretching, gentle movement, and restorative poses with a focus on letting go of tension and thought, allowing you to reach a state of stillness and peace. Essential oils combined with a focus on our breath helps make this class relaxing and healing. All are welcome. No experience needed just come, wear something comfortable, and enjoy the benefits of nurturing your mind, body and spirit.
Instructed by Happy Dog Yoga.
Resident: $72 for all 12 sessions or $8 Drop-In
Non-Resident: $85 for 12 all sessions or $10 Drop-In