E-Newsletter 2/8/17
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

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball & Pee Wee Hoops Registration Begins Monday

Republic Parks & Recreation will begin taking individual and team registrations for K-6th Grade Boys Basketball and Pee Wee Hoops on Monday, October 23. Registration will be open through Friday, November 17. 

Boys Basketball is an eight-game season and is set to begin the week of January 1, 2018 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 located at 711 E. Miller Road. 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 6, 2018; 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 either program or to register a team or individual, contact the Republic Parks & Recreation Department at (417) 732-3500. Both programs will rely on volunteer coaches to make them successful.

October Senior Movie

October Senior Movie

The Republic Parks and Recreation Department’s next Senior Movie Day will be held on Thursday, October 26 at the Republic Community Center. The featured movie will be The Lost City of Z. The movie is FREE and will begin at 3:00 p.m. Popcorn and coffee will be available free of charge. No registration is necessary for the movie. 

Tot Academy

Toddler Programs

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 is $5 per class.

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.

Republic Tigers Lacrosse

Republic Tigers Lacrosse

The Republic Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2018 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 2018; games will begin in late February 2018.

Two leagues will be offered for boy’s lacrosse – Jr. High and High School. The 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 $160.00 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 will be open through December 29. Payment is due at the time of registration.  

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 30 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.  

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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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