Pick­le­ball, judo of­fered at Ath­let­ics Cen­tre

The Peterborough Examiner - - Local - CARO­LINE MCCON­NELL Northcrest_­col­umn@ya­hoo.ca

Look­ing for some­thing dif­fer­ent to do to get into shape and have some fun? The Ath­let­ics Cen­tre at Trent Univer­sity is of­fer­ing drop-in pick­le­ball and adult judo start­ing next week and run­ning un­til June 29.

Pick­le­ball is a com­bi­na­tion of ta­ble ten­nis, badminton and ten­nis played on a badminton court with pad­dles and a whif­fle ball. Run by ath­letic cen­tre mem­bers, this drop-in ac­tiv­ity runs Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days from 11 a.m. un­til 1 p.m. Both new and ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers are wel­come.

The cost is 25 drop-in ses­sions for $103.75, or 15 for $67.50. A sin­gle drop-in costs $5.50. Mem­bers and Trent stu­dents play for free. Reg­is­ter at the Sales Cen­tre Wel­come Desk.

Adult Judo runs Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days from 7:30 un­til 9:30 p.m. (with no classes the week of June 4-8). This pro­gram will help de­velop re­spect, con­trol, calm­ness, will power, per­se­ver­ance and con­fi­dence while also de­vel­op­ing fit­ness, flex­i­bil­ity, bal­ance, en­durance and self-de­fence. The cost is $143.45 for mem­bers, $211.45 for non-mem­bers.

To reg­is­ter visit trentu.ca/ ath­let­ics/pro­grams/adult-reg­is­tered-pro­grams. To see all classes and ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able at the Ath­letic Cen­tre check out their new on­line spring brochure.

Gar­den Plots

Want to grow food this sum­mer, but don’t have the space? In­di­vid­ual com­mu­nity gar­den plots are avail­able at the Trent Veg­etable Gardens at Trent Univer­sity. The Gar­den­salso of­fer learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, work bees, work­shops, potlucks and more. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion email trentveg­etable­gar­dens@gmail.com.

Also, TVG is seek­ing new board mem­bers. If you are in­ter­ested in be­ing in­volved with the gover­nance of the TVG and de­vel­op­ing new skills email trentveg­etable­gar­dens@gmail.com with ques­tions or in­ter­est.

En­vi­ron­ment Day Camp

Reg­is­tra­tion is open for Camp Kawartha En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre day camps and spa­ces are fill­ing fast. Ses­sions are of­fered weekly through the sum­mer un­til Au­gust 24 for chil­dren ages 6-12. Ad­di­tion­ally, there is a Wild Clover Camp for kids ages 4-7 and a Lead­er­ship Camp for youth ages 12-15 of­fered July 30 to Au­gust 3.

The camp is lo­cated at 2505 Pi­o­neer Rd., near Trent Univer­sity. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter visit camp­kawartha.ca/ en­vi­ron­men­tal-ed­u­ca­tion-cen­tre/en­vi­ron­men­tal-day-camps/

Spring De­tox

Spring clean your body and mind with Ju­lia O’Byrne, Reg­is­tered Holis­tic Nutri­tion­ist at the Play Café at Brook­dale Plaza, Che­mong Rd., on Wed. April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Kick the sugar habit and crav­ings and im­prove your en­ergy, skin and body im­age. Par­tic­i­pants will de­tox from sugar to­gether for five days. Meal plans will be pro­vided.

The cost is $15 (plus tax) in ad­vance or $20 (plus tax) at the door. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. To reg­is­ter call 705-8743517 or email Sarah at play­cafeptbo@gmail.com. If you have ques­tions email Ju­lia at ju­li­a­cobyrne@gmail.com

Cal­en­dar

PETERBOROUGH OS­TEO­PORO­SIS GROUP MEET­ING: Thurs­day at 1 p.m. at Ac­tiv­ity Haven, 180 Barnardo Ave. Topic: Pro­tein, Vt K ‘Other’ Nu­tri­ents for Bone Health. Call Cathy Pearcy, Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment Co­or­di­na­tor, at 705-761-0223.

AC­TIV­ITY HAVEN LADIES NIGHT OUT: Wed­nes­day. Chicken and rice din­ner, Fash­ions by Lisa from Stone­house Gar­den & Gift. $12. Tick­ets must be pur­chased by to­mor­row at the of­fice, 180 Barnardo St. Call 705-8761670.

14Th AN­NUAL GEN­ERAL MEET­ING: P.R. Com­mu­nity and Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tion (Sadleir House) Wed­nes­day at 7 p.m. at Sadleir House, 751 Ge­orge St. N. All wel­come.

METROLAND ME­DIA FILE PHOTO

Pick­le­ball, a sport that draws from ten­nis and badminton, is grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity. Drop-in play is avail­able at the Trent Ath­let­ics Cen­tre.

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