E-Newsletter 2/8/17

Adult Basketball Registration

Republic Parks & Recreation is accepting team registrations for the Fall Men’s Basketball League through Friday, October 6th. The league is set to begin on October 18th; all games will be played on Wednesday evenings in the Republic Activities Building. The league will consist of seven games with the top four teams making the tournament. The fee is $275.00 per team with a maximum of nine teams. Payment is due at the time of registration. To register, pick up a team registration packet at the Republic Community Center located at 711 E. Miller Road.  

Beauty and the Beast at The Amp

Beauty and the Beast Showing at The Amp October 14

Join us at The Amp on October 14 for a Disney-themed "Kids Take the Mic Night" and Beauty and the Beast on the big screen! The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with kids karaoke and games.  Beauty and the Beast will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. This is a FREE event. Concessions will be available to purchase.

The Amp, located within J.R. Martin Park (300 E. Hines in Republic), features permanent seating for 500+, lawn and mulch viewing areas, a 20’ x 65’ performance stage, a 15’ tall   on-stage truss system, a 16’ x 10’ movie screen, and much more.  

For more information or to see the full event schedule, visit www.theamprepublic.com.

BOOgie Bash

BOOgie Bash & Treat Yourself in Republic

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department will be offering two great events leading up to and on Halloween night! The 9th Annual BOOgie Bash will be held on Friday, October 27 and the 21st Annual Treat Yourself in Republic event will be held on Tuesday, October 31! 

BOOgie Bash, scheduled for Friday, October 27, is a FREE, family-friendly event held at The Amp (300 E. Hines in Republic).  Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. and include several Halloween-themed games, balloon art by The Balloon Lady, hayrides, a bounce house, face painting, science with The Discovery Center, a costume contest, and more!  The costume contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. with separate age divisions for kids ages 0-12.  Each age division will have costume categories, and the first place winner in each category will receive a prize!   The activities and costume contest will be followed by a showing of the short film It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at approximately 7:15 p.m. for our younger audience and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (rated PG) at approximately 8:00 p.m. on our giant outdoor movie screen!  Bring blankets, cushions, or lawn chairs for the amphitheater seating.  Concession items will be available for purchase. 

Treat Yourself in Republic, scheduled for Halloween night (Tuesday, October 31) is an annual event in which local businesses, churches, and organizations provide a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for children in Republic and our surrounding communities by handing out candy; some locations even offer additional activities and give-a-ways for the trick-or-treaters!  This event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and is FREE!  A map of all participating locations will be available beginning October 24 and will be available at the Republic Community Center, on Facebook, and online at www.republicmo.com

If you are a local business, church, or organization and would like to be on the Treat Yourself in Republic map or would like to sponsor/participate in the BOOgie Bash event, contact the Republic Parks & Recreation Department at (417) 732-3500.


Toddler Programs

Republic Parks & Recreation offers several programs for toddlers throughout the week.

Toddler Open Gym is offered for toddlers ages 0-5 every Monday that Republic Schools are in session from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Age appropriate toys and activities will be set up so toddlers can run off their energy! Our inflatable tiger bounce is also up for the last hour of the program! A parent/guardian is required to stay and is encouraged to interact with their child. The fee for Toddler Open Gym is $3 per toddler and registration is not required.

NEW! - Wiggle, Shake, Move is a class for toddlers to help get their wiggles out! The class includes a mix of dance, yoga,and playtime to encourage kids to have fun in a structured environment. The class is offered to toddlers ages 2-5 and is for all skill levels. One parent will be required to participate in the class with their toddler. Wiggle, Shake, Move is held on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. throughout October and each class is $5.

Toddler Tumbling is a basic tumbling class for toddlers ages 2-5. Basic tumbling, movement, balance and flexibility will be covered in each session. Music and props will be incorporated into the class. One parent will be required to participate in the class with their toddler. Toddler Tumbling is held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in October and each class is $5.

NEW! - Doodlebugs is a fun, guided arts and crafts time for toddlers to explore their creativity in a variety of ways. Parents can enjoy creating crafts with their child without worrying about the mess. The class will be offered to toddlers ages 2-5. One parent will be required to participate in the class with their toddler. Doodlebugs is held on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. throughout October and cost $5 per class.

NEW! - Munchkin Movie Day is held the first Friday of each month and offers families a unique opportunity to go to a movie without the worry of your child sitting still. Family friendly movies will be shown and popcorn will be available to purchase for $1.00 per bag. The next Munchkin Movie Day will be Friday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m. and Monsters, Inc. will be shown.

Tot Academy includes themed lessons, a story, activities/crafts and a snack. A new theme will accompany each four week session. Past themes have included the ocean, the four seasons, and science. The next session will be October 27 - November 17 (Theme: Fairy Tales) on Fridays at 9:00 a.m. The registration fee is $20 per toddler for each four week session.

Homeschool Theater

Homeschool Programs

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department is offering several NEW homeschool programs.

Homeschool Gym will be held every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with a drop-in fee of $3.00 per class. This program is also open to grades 1-12. Homeschool Gym classes will be based around a particular sport each month and includes one hour of structured class followed by one hour of free play.

Homeschool Theater will be held every Wednesday starting October 11 at 1:30 p.m. This is a drop in style class offered to homeschool students in grades 1-12 with a focus on learning the basics of theater and drama and encouraging social interaction while having fun. Each class is $3 per student and registration is not required. 

Homeschool Art will be held every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. This drop-in style class is open to homeschool students in grades 1-12 and is a structured arts and crafts time dedicated to helping teach kids art techniques. Attendees will learn the fundamentals and different approaches to art and the joy of creating. The drop-in fee is $5.00 per class with no registration necessary.

No registration is required. Homeschool programs will not be held on days Republic Schools are out of session or cancelled due to inclement weather. 

Republic Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial Bricks on Sale Through 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 375 bricks have been placed within the memorial along the walkways. 

Bricks are once again on sale and all bricks purchased by November 30th, 2017 will be placed within the memorial in the spring of 2018.  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.  

Want more information about a program?

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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