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Frank O’Brien Papen Center – Adult Programs 2017

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for new adult programs starting Aug. 21, at the following locations during regular business hours:

  • Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, noon – 7:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Activities held at the Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell unless otherwise noted.

Couch to 1 Mile

Get up and get going! Designed for total beginners, the Couch to 1 Mile program will guide you gently and at an achievable pace to being able to run or jog 1 mile. Offered three times a week, attend as many as you can.

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Session I: Sept. 5 – Sept. 30

Session II: Oct. 3 – Oct. 28

Session III: Oct. 31 – Dec. 2, no sessions week of Nov. 20

Times: Tues/Thurs 5:30–6:30 p.m., Sat 8:00 – 9:00

Cost: $30/ 4-week session

Ages: 16+

Toning Plus

Break a sweat! Join Frances in a total body workout using a variety of exercise equipment, including weights, bands and body weight exercises. Class is adaptable for all fitness levels.

When: Tuesday/Thursday, Sept. 12 – Dec. 7

Session I: Sept. 5 – Sept. 28

Session II: Oct. 3 – Oct. 26

Session III: Oct. 31 – Nov. 30

Time: 7–8 p.m.

Cost: $16/4-week session, $8/4-week session for seniors, 60+

Ages: 16+

Tai Chi

Designed for, but not limited to, seniors. This is an evidence-based intervention to help prevent falls and fall related injuries. Tai Chi is a balance retraining program and gateway to improved fitness, and is beneficial for all ages.

When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Session I: September 18 – Oct. 13

Session II: October 16 – Nov. 10

Session III: November 13 – Dec. 8, no class on Nov. 24

Time: 5:30– 6:30 p.m. Cost: $30/4-week session

Ages: 18 +

Art Class - Retablo

Learn to paint while exploring the rich history and practice of a truly New Mexican folk art. This unique genre of art, deeply rooted in European history, was brought to Mexico with the arrival of the Spanish and then ultimately adopted by New World mestizo natives to become what is known today at the Mexican folk retablo. It is a hybrid of centuries-old Western iconography and indigenous artistry, reflecting the historical, cultural and religious links between “old” and “new” worlds. It will be our vehicle to learning both traditional and modern oil painting techniques focusing on composition, color, indirect painting and the use of various oil painting mediums. All artistic levels are welcome.

When: Tuesday and Friday,

Session I: Oct. 3–Oct. 27

Session II: October 31 – December 1, no class the week of Nov. 20

Times: 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Cost: $50/4-week session, $25 /4-week session seniors age 60+

Ages: 18+

Total Body Workout – Beginner / Intermediate

Join Stephanie for a total body aerobic and toning workout! Offered at beginner and intermediate levels. Stephanie will combine techniques and movements to keep you challenged and engaged.

When: Wednesday/Friday

Session I: Sept. 6–Sept. 29

Session II: Oct. 4–Oct.27

Session III: Nov. 1–Dec.1, no classes week of Nov. 20

Times: Beginner – 5:30–6:30 p.m. Intermediate – 6:45–7:45 p.m.

Cost: 16/4-week session, $8/4-week session for seniors, 60+

Ages: 16 +

Make it and Take It

Each week will be a different project, focused on being creative, having fun and relaxing together. The projects will be made and ready to go home the same day! September will be a series of fall-themed wreaths. You can sign up for them individually, or do them all for a discounted rate! See the City of Las Cruces website under the “Play” tab, or check our Facebook page for examples of upcoming projects.

When: Saturday, Sept. 9–Sept. 30

Times: 1–3 p.m.

Cost: $50/4-week session/$20 individually

Ages: 16+

50 Plus Walking Program

The 50 Plus Walking Program/0-60 in 16 weeks, is designed to get you walking up to 60 minutes in 16 weeks! It begins with 20-minute walks, three times a week, and works up to 60 minutes. Distance is not the priority, movement is. No racing or competition, just a focus on health and well-being. Already an active walker? This is a great way to meet new people, walk and socialize! Participants walk at their own pace for a set time. Distance will be tracked every day to monitor individual improvement. Every fourth week will be an optional “Field Trip Walk” at another location.

When: Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Session I: Sept. 6–Sept. 29

Session II: Oct. 2–Oct. 30

Session II: Nov.1–Nov. 29

Times: 8-9 a.m.

Cost: $12/month per walker

Group Bike Rides

Perfect for people who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. Rides will be held at 9 a.m. on Fridays. Each ride will have a set distance and designation ranging from 10-20 miles. Rides may be cancelled due to weather. Routes will be local, utilizing city bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears (road and hybrid) are strongly recommended. Rides are planned for the 50+ community, but open to adults of any age.

When: Fridays, Sept. 8–Dec.1

Time: Start at 9 a.m.

Cost: $2/outing, $1/outing for seniors 60+

Ages: 18+

Registration available online at www.las-cruces.org/play. Registration will continue until the classes are filled. No telephone registrations accepted. For more information, call 575/541-2455 or by email at RecPrograms@las-cruces.org.