Just for Fun

Registration Begins Tuesday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m.

Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available. All classes are subject to 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.

NEW! PREPARING FOR PORTRAITS
Do you have some family photos coming up, or how about some senior pictures, and you’re not quite sure what to bring, wear and how to prepare for those upcoming portrait shots? Well this 1-day workshop is just for you! Alethiea & Jerome with Wildfire Studios will cover some of the basic ins and outs of preparing for a photoshoot, whether it be Family, Senior, Pregnancy, Newborn, Engagement, Wedding, or just because Photos. This workshop is co-sponsored by Wildfire Studios and the Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center. Participants that enroll in this workshop, will receive a 5% discount on a photoshoot with Wildfire Studios (Some rules and conditions apply). Ages 16 and up.
Activity #319050
Session A: Tuesday, September 28
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Session B: Thursday, October 21
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Session C: Saturday, November 6
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Session D: Thursday, December 9
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Instructors: Alethiea & Jerome Wild
Fee: $20.00
Preregister by: 3 days before session begins
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

NEW! COOK WITHOUT A BOOK
Come join us to gain confidence cooking outside the confines of a recipe as we learn to reconstruct our own. Each week will include experimenting or taste testing. Group discussions, participation & assignments to use what we learn will be included each week. This 5-week class is for recipe perfectionists and free birds alike. (Please Note: Dairy, Wheat, and Meat products will be used.) Ages 14 and up.
Activity #310650
Session A: Thursdays, September 23 - October 21
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Session B: Tuesdays, November 2 - 30
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ci Droege
Fee: $49.00 plus $5.00 Supply Fee (Payable to the instructor)
Preregister by: 3 days before session begins
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/15

UNLOCK THE POWER OF THE EARTH TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH: UTILIZING ESSENTIAL OILS Cancelled due to Instructor Schedule Conflict
Learn scientific and practical approaches to mental health and emotional processing with the use of aromatherapy, sensory integration techniques and multi-use of essential oils. With Registered Clinical Master Aroma Therapist, Yoga Therapist and PhD Functional Nutritionist, Ruth Gough. Discover: 1.) Where the body’s main neural processing centers are located, and how essential oils can support and magnify their function and capacity. 2.) Simple, effective sensory methods for immediate and lasting shifts in mood. 3.) Essential oils’ capability to lift, cleanse, ground and calm the body’s nervous system and sensory pathways. 4.) How different plant families – and their volatile chemical compounds – impact emotional states at the cellular level. Supply fee will include all materials to create three custom essential oil synergies to promote: “Liquid Calm,” “Liquid Joy,” and “Gut Love” and will include access to a recording of the class, all class slides, digital recipe sheet, and technique e-book. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #310010
Date: Tuesday, October 5
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ruth Gough
Fee: $10.00 plus $25.00 supply fee (Payable to Instructor)
Preregister by: September 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 10/20


UNLOCKING THE POWER OF YOUR MIND FOR OPTIMAL BRAIN HEALTH
This class will focus on mindfulness techniques to take back control and claim your joy, with Registered Clinical Master Aroma Therapist, Yoga Therapist and PhD Functional Nutritionist, Ruth Gough. Whether you want to be able to have more connection, focus or relief from stress, mindfulness techniques can help unlock the pathways to lasting optimal brain health. Supply fee will include mindfulness resourcing, a custom synergy perfect for your unique body chemistry, access to a recording of the class, digital recipe sheet, and technique e-book.
Ages 16 and up.
Activity #310015
Date: Tuesday, October 12
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ruth Gough
Fee: $10.00 plus $25.00 supply fee (Payable to Instructor)
Preregister by: October 7
Min/Max Enrollment: 10/20

FEELING YOUNGER, LONGER MIND BODY AND SPIRIT
Chair Yoga class, with Registered Clinical Master Aroma Therapist, Yoga Therapist and PhD Functional Nutritionist, Ruth Gough. This is a perfect practice for anyone, anywhere. In this session, we build upon the breath, build some hear, and build flexibility in body and mind! Class participants will also be able to discover and make their own custom synergy perfect to use during this chair yoga practice and beyond. Supply fee will include all materials, a custom synergy perfect for your unique body chemistry and includes access to a recording of the class to use and share, digital chair yoga guide and technique e-book. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #332400
Date: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ruth Gough
Fee: $10.00 plus $25.00 supply fee (Payable to Instructor)
Preregister by: October 14
Min/Max Enrollment: 10/20

NEW! FIGHT BACK SELF-DEFENSE
This 6-week class will focus on practical hands-on applications for real-life situations. Participants will gain self-confidence as they begin to recognize and put to use basic survival instincts and natural reactions in potentially threatening situations. Participants should wear clothes suitable for low impact exercise. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #338500
Dates: Saturdays, October 9 – November 13
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Hamson
Fee: $60.00
Preregister by: October 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20

WOMEN, FOOD, AND HORMONES
This 5-week class is based upon the book Women, Food and Hormones written by Dr. Sara Gottfried. The book lays out a health plan that integrates an evidenced based approach to the ketogenic diet for women that has been proven to help women lose weight, sleep better and have more energy.
Ages 40-90.
Activity #317300
Dates: Tuesdays, November 2 - 30
Time: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Janene Papendick
Fee: $35.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: October 27
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/16

VISUAL ARTS PRIVATE LESSON
Private, semi-private, and group lessons from professionally trained advanced level artists and educators, will be offered in Acrylics, Drawing, Oil Painting, Pottery, Sculpture, Watercolor, and many other artistic media. Lessons will be held in designated ARCC studios, during business hours when space is available. Private lessons are available for participants ages 16 and up pending chosen field of study, and ages 18 and up for Glasswork, Electroforming and Metal Work. Participant may be under 16, pending instructor approval and availability. If there is an artistic media not listed that you are interested in or have further questions, please call the ARCC at (605) 626-7081.
Fee: $30.00 per one-hour private lesson (for groups of 2+ please add $7.50 per each additional person) Fees may vary pending chosen field of study, does not include supplies.
Registration: Call the ARCC at (605) 626-7081.

OPEN STUDIO
The ARCC offers room to spread out to work on your own projects in an open studio setting with other artists. On each Thursday of the month, space will be set aside for those who would like to come in on work on projects. All supplies are to be provided by participants; however, some equipment such as paper cutters, glue guns and other items may be used upon permission. Open studio meets from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. each Thursday. Participants must check in with the front desk on studio location each week. Open studio participants must schedule an appointment for orientation prior to working in the studio.
Dates: Thursdays, September 23 - December 16
Times: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: No Charge

ART BREAK - GUIDED OPEN STUDIO
Take an Art Break! Come to the ARCC for weekly gatherings to wind down through art. Try out art journaling, coloring, creative drawing from pattern recognition, zentangle art, and creative writing. Bring your own projects from home to work in a relaxing, stress free atmosphere. Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own! Ages 18+
Dates: Thursdays, September 23 - December 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $10.00 (One installment + tax for the Fall/Winter season)

  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center


    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989


How to Register:


  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081