A.S.P.I.R.E. April Activities

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A.S.P.I.R.E. All Special People Involved in Recreational Experiences

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION DIVISION
ROCKDALE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION
For more information, call Tom McPike at 770-278-7249

Please register in advance as soon as possible to avoid cancellation of activities due to lack of sign up

APRIL ACTIVITIES

AMAZING SCIENCE NIGHT
Watch a volcano explode in front of you, make a lava lamp to take home, write messages with invisible ink. Make and play with your own magnetic slime! These are just a few of the fun science activities that we will be doing!
When:           Thursday, April 2
Time:             6:30-8:00 PM
Where:          Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Cost:               $8TENNIS  FOR  ALL
This class is for individuals who want to have fun learning or getting better at playing tennis. Whether you want to be a skilled player or just hit the ball with friends, this group is for you!
When:           Mondays  April 6 – May 25
Time:             5:30-6:30 pm
Where:          Rockdale Tennis Center
Cost:             Free to Special Olympians, $10 others

WHEELCHAIR  TENNIS
This class will develop and teach basic skills necessary to enjoy wheelchair tennis. Wheelchair tennis is the fastest growing adapted sport and for good reason – it’s a blast!! You can play at your neighborhood park or travel internationally for elite play. All you need is a racquet and balls and a desire to have a good time! Wheelchairs and racquets available to those who need them.
When:           Mondays  April 6 – May 25
Time:              5:30-6:30 pm
Where:          Rockdale Tennis Center
Cost:               Free to special Olympians, $10 others

STONE  MOUNTAIN  PARK  TRIP
Time for adventures and fun with friends, Adventure Passes allow us to enjoy the following activities:  Geyser Towers, SkyHike, Camp Highland Outpost, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – The 4-D Experience, Scenic Railroad, Mini-Golf, Summit Skyride, Antebellum Plantation, Discovering Stone Mountain Museum at Memorial Hall.  A minimum of 15 people are required to get this great price.
When:           Tuesday,  April 7
Time:             1:30pm –7:30 pm
Where:          Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Cost:               $18

CRAFTY  CREATIVE  CRAFTS
Tired of sitting home not having anything to do? Join us as we get creative and make cool crafts. We will have lots of fun as we use our imaginations to complete projects.
When:           Wednesdays April 8 & 15
Time:             10:00 – 11:30 am
Where:          Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Cost:               $10

HIKE AND PICNIC
We’ll work up a hearty appetite as we take in some beautiful outdoor scenery as we do a short hike. Halfway we’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in the out of doors.
When             Thursday April 9
Time:              10:30 – 1:30 pm
Where:          Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Cost:               $5

GIRL’S  CLUB – POTTERY
Participate with other girls 13 and older with special needs in exploring activities unique to women’s interests. We’ll get together and go to a local pottery place to paint our own items.
When:           Thursday April 16
Time:              6:00 – 8:30 pm
Where:          Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Cost:               $15

DR.  DINOSAUR  PUPPET  SHOW
Join Dr. Dinosaur on this exciting expedition of prehistoric proportions!  You’ll discover how Paleontologists learn interesting facts about Carnivores and Herbivores by examining the fossils and bones they left behind. Rock thru the ages and rock to the beat in this toe-tapping musical revue featuring rod puppets, hand puppets, original songs and of course, dinosaurs!
When:           Friday April 17
Time:              9:30 am
Where:          Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Cost:               $3 for children, adults free

GEORGIA TECH MEN’S TENNIS VS DUKE UNIVERSITY
Catch some future professional players competing against Duke University. For sure there will be plenty of action as we cheer on Tech!
When:           Sunday,  April 19
Time:             11:00 – 2:30 PM
Where:          Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Cost:               $4

LUNCH AND MOVIE
We’re going to Krystals for lunch and then to a first run movie. Get out of the house and join your friends for a relaxing good time in the afternoon.
When:           Tuesday April 21
Time:              11:15 – 3:30 pm
Where:          Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Cost:               $14

DINNER  CLUB  AND  MUSIC
How about a meal and live music? Spend a relaxing evening with us as we eat out and then listen to some live music.
When:           Friday April 24
Time:              6:00 – 9:00 pm
Where:          Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Cost:               $13

ROCKDALE  SPECIAL  OLYMPICS  TRACK  AND  FIELD MEET
This meet is open to all Rockdale County Special Olympians. Competition will be held in various running events and field events including long jump, softball throw, and others. Both standing and wheelchair divisions will be offered. Non-attached athletes interested in participating can sign up at 770-278-7249.
When:           April 16 and 17
Time:             9:30 Opening Ceremonies
10:00 Event begin
Where:          Salem High School stadium track
Cost:               Free

CAMP FIRE  DINNER  COOKING
Ever cooked out by the campfire? Everything tastes better in the out of doors. Enjoy a hearty meal with friends the way they used to do it. Maybe you’ll never go back to microwave cooking?
When:           Thursday, April 30
Time:             6:00 – 8:30 PM
Where:          Bus leaves from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers
Cost:               $8


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