RPR E-News 11.9.16
Star Wars Rescheduled

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rescheduled for November 18 at the Republic Community Center

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department invites you to attend a rescheduled showing of Star Wars:  The Force Awakens on Friday, November 18 at the Republic Community Center!  The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. for a meet and greet with Darth Vader!  The movie will be held in the gym; bring blankets or cushions for seating.  Lawn chairs are allowed; however, they cannot be placed directly on the gym floor (a small covered area will be available). This is a FREE event! Concessions will be available to purchase.

Due to technical issues, we were unable to play this movie in its entirety on October 15 and hope you can join us, along with Darth Vader, for this new date!  Concession items will be available to purchase.  For more information, please visit www.theamprepublic.com.


Boys Basketball

Boys' Basketball & Pee Wee Hoops Registration

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department is currently taking individual and team registrations for K-6th Grade Boys' Basketball and Pee Wee Hoops. Registration will be open through Friday, November 18. 

The eight-game Boys' Basketball season is set to begin the week of January 2, 2017 with game days as follows: 

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade – Saturdays
3rd Grade – Fridays
4th Grade – Thursdays
5th Grade – Tuesdays
6th Grade – Mondays


All games will be played at the Republic Community Center. The league fee is $275.00 per team ($25.00 discount for resident teams).

Pee Wee Hoops is a non-competitive, co-ed basketball league for 4 & 5 year olds (5 year-olds not enrolled in Kindergarten). The eight-game season begins January 7, 2017; all games will be played on Saturdays at the Republic Community Center – Activities Building. Games will include thirty minutes of practice time to work on fundamentals such as passing, dribbling, and shooting followed by a scrimmage game for the last thirty minutes. The league fee is $175.00 per team ($25.00 discount for resident teams). 

For more information on Boys' Basketball or Pee Wee Hoops or to register an individual, contact the Republic Parks & Recreation Department at (417) 732-3500. Both programs will rely on volunteer coaches to make them successful.

  


Senior Citizen Holiday Trip

Senior Citizen Holiday Trip

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department will be taking a Senior Citizen Trip to see the Christmas show at The Showboat Branson Belle on Tuesday, December 13th!  The vans will depart from the Republic Community Center at 1:45 p.m. and arrive back at the Community Center around 8:30 p.m. 

The cost for this trip is $55.00 per person.  The price includes transportation, show, dinner, and we’ll stop at a Christmas light display on the way home.  Registration will run through Friday, November 25th or until the trip is full (limited to the first 22 registered participants).  There must be at least nine people registered in order to take the trip.  Registration can be done at the Republic Community Center front desk and payment will be due at the time of registration.  All participants must be able to step into a 15-passenger van with little to no assistance.  If you need special accommodations to transport assistive equipment, please let the front desk staff know when registering to make sure there is enough room in the vans.  


Republic Tigers Lacrosse

Registration Open for Republic Tigers Lacrosse

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the 2017 season of the Republic Tigers Lacrosse program!  Leagues are available for boys in grades 5-12 and girls in grades 9-12 in the Southwest Missouri area.  Practice begins in January 2017; games will begin in late February 2017.

Two leagues will be offered for boy’s lacrosse.  The NEW Jr. High league (grades 5-8) is $200.00 per player.  The High School league (grades 9-12) is $275.00 per player.  Fees include equipment rental, uniform, and US Lacrosse Membership.  All equipment and uniform items must be returned at the end of the season. 

The girl’s league (High School, grades 9-12) is $150.00 per player and includes equipment rental, uniform, and US Lacrosse Membership.  All equipment and uniform items must be returned at the end of the season. 

Registration is currently underway and will be open through December 30, 2016.  Payment is due at the time of registration. 


Republic Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial Brick Deadline is November 30

In July of 2014, The City of Republic officially opened and dedicated the Republic Veterans Memorial to all those men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces.  The memorial is located within J.R. Martin Park at the entrance of The Amp (300 E. Hines, Republic, MO).  The main fundraiser for the memorial was through the sale of honorary bricks which allowed citizens the opportunity to contribute to the Republic Veterans Memorial construction fund while honoring a veteran.  To date, just over 350 bricks have been placed within the memorial along the walkways. 

Bricks are once again on sale and all bricks purchased by November 30th, 2016 will be placed within the memorial in the spring of 2017.  Citizens may purchase 4” x 8” bricks as an everlasting tribute to a past, present, or future veteran dear to you.  The $100.00 donation will purchase a brick that can be engraved with three lines of text with twenty characters per line.  If you would like to include the symbol from the veteran’s branch of service to the right of his or her information, the brick can be engraved with three lines of text with twelve characters per line.  Every person who orders a brick also receives a mini replica of their brick as a keepsake.  Additional funds raised by the sale of bricks will be used to further improve the memorial.

The official Republic Veterans Memorial Brick Order Form is available at the Republic Community Center or online at www.theamprepublic.com.  


Early Bird RAC Passes

Early Bird RAC Passes

The Republic Aquatic Center will be offering discounted “Early Bird” Season Passes for the 2017 season.  The “Early Bird” passes will go on sale beginning November 21, 2016 and remain available to the public until March 17, 2017.  Pricing information is as follows:


2017 Resident Season Pass (Single/Initial Family Member)
Regular Price: $100.00; 'Early Bird' Price: $85.00, Savings: $15.00

2017 Resident Season Pass (Each Additional Family Member)
Regular Price: $20.00; 'Early Bird' Price: $15.00; Savings: $5.00

2017 Non-Resident Season Pass (Single/Initial Family Member)
Regular Price: $120.00; 'Early Bird' Price: $105.00; Savings: $15.00

2017 Non-Resident Season Pass (Each Additional Family Member)
Regular Price: $25.00; 'Early Bird' Price: $20.00; Savings: $5.00


Season passes make great gifts for the kids!  “Early Bird” passes can be purchased at the Republic Community Center front desk.  Please note that “The Huna” is not included in the price of a season pass; those wishing to ride this specialty attraction must pay a $2.00 daily fee. 


Reindeer Run & Breakfast with Santa

Save the Date for the Reindeer Run 5K and Breakfast with Santa

Be sure to mark your calendar for Republic Parks & Recreation's Reindeer Run 5K and Breakfast with Santa.

The Reindeer Run 5K will be held on Friday, December 2 at J.R. Martin Park starting at 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration (through December 1) is $20 or $12 with the donation of an unwrapped children's gift. Race day registration is $25 or $17 with the donation of an unwrapped children's gift. All gifts will be donated to Republic's People Helping People to assist with their Christmas assistance program, providing gifts to families that otherwise could not afford them. Gifts can be for ages infant - teen. Online registration can be completed at www.actnowracing.comFor more information, visit www.republicmo.com.

Come and celebrate the holiday season with the Republic Parks & Recreation Department and Santa Claus! Breakfast with Santa is a pancake and sausage breakfast for families in the community and will be held in the Republic Activities Building next to the Republic Community Center on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The morning features great food, fun, holiday crafts and pictures with Santa. The event will run from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. No registration is necessary. For more information, visit www.republicmo.com.




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For more information about any of our programs, call us at 732-3500, visit us online at www.republicmo.com, or like us on Facebook!


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