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Tai Chi Instructor Certification Workshop

Tai Chi Instructor Certification Workshop

The Jacksonville Community Center will host a Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1 Instructor Certification Workshop on the week-end of July 14 & 15, 2012.

This Tai Chi Program is approved and supported by the Arthritis Foundation.  It is also approved for CEUs for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, RNs, LPNs, and Mental Health Technicians and approved by ACSM for CECs for fitness instructors and personal trainers. 

Tai Chi is a low-impact, weight-bearing, safe, fun, and easy to learn fitness/wellness exercise program.

The cost of this 2-day Workshop is $245 including the instructional DVD for the course.

To register for the workshop contact:

Joanne Zeitler, Senior Trainer Tai Chi for Health Institute, (501)825-8126, jz4taichi@yahoo.com

**Tai Chi Classes are offered at the Jacksonville Community Center **

Hershey’s Track & Field Games in Jacksonville

Hershey’s Track & Field Games in Jacksonville

Thursday, May 3, 2012, Jacksonville Parks & Recreation and Hershey’s Track & Field Games are sponsoring a Track & Field Event at Jacksonville High School at 4:30pm.

If you are a kid between 9 and 14 who loves to run, jump and throw, these games are for you! Come on out and join in the fun by competing in basic track and field events and have a chance of a lifetime to receive an all expense paid trip to compete in the annual North American Final Meet held in Hershey, PA each year.

Beginners and track enthusiasts all welcome. Everyone's a winner because you are making the choice to get fit! Visit ww.hersheystrackandfield.com for details. In case of rain, the Track & Field Games will be moved to May 10, 2012.

Jacksonville High School is located at 2400 Linda Lane, Jacksonville, AR. 72076

World Tai Chi/Qigong Day

World Tai Chi/Qigong Day

 

2012 WORLD TAI CHI/QIGONG DAY

The Tai Chi Classes from the Jacksonville Community Center, Jacksonville, AR, invite you to join them in their celebration of World Tai Chi/Qigong Day on Friday, April 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m., on the lawn of Jacksonville City Hall.

World Tai Chi/Qigong Day is a spectacular global healing event celebrated on 6 continents, in 70 nations, and all 50 U.S. states and is recognized by the World Health Organization for its’ healing work.

Activities Include:

  • Opening Statement from Jacksonville Mayor Gary Fletcher
  • Qigong Exercises – focusing on abdominal breathing, releasing tension in the body, and promoting circulation of energy.
  • “Playing” Tai Chi Forms – including the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi for Arthritis Program and traditional Tai Chi Forms.

Participants & Spectators Welcome – FREE - No Experience Necessary!

 

Pool to reopen

Pool to reopen

The Jacksonville Community Center will be having an all-day event to celebrate the re-opening of the indoor pool on Monday, April 9. The event will include food, prizes, membership promotions and aquatic classes that begin at 9:00 a.m.

The Jacksonville Community Center is located at 5 Municipal Drive in Jacksonville, for more information call (501) 982-4171.

Jacksonville Easter Egg Hunt

Jacksonville Easter Egg Hunt

Everyone is invited to Jacksonville’s largest Easter egg hunt, Saturday, March 31, 2012!  Children ages walking to 10 years old can participate in this holiday tradition in a fun and safe environment. 2000 eggs per age group. The Easter bunny will make a special appearance, too. 

Participants must arrive at Excell Park fifteen (15) minutes prior to their scheduled egg hunt time. In case of rain, all ages will meet at the Jacksonville Community Center at 10:00 a.m.  Admission is free.

Children will be split up by age group. Walkers-3 year olds are in field #2 at 10:15 a.m., 4-5 year olds are in field #2 at 10:45, 6-7 year olds are in field #3 at 10:30 a.m., and 8-10 year olds are in field #3 at 11 a.m. 

For info: 982-0818 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

Gymnasts compete in Emerald Classic

Gymnasts compete in Emerald Classic

Jacksonville Gymnastics is hosting its Emerald Classic Competitive Gymnastics Meet this weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 9 – 11) at the Cabot High School Gymnasium.

This meet, held annually in early March, is one of the largest gymnastics meets held in the state.  There will be 650 gymnasts from twenty-seven teams from Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma who will be competing in this meet.  Gymnasts, who range in age from four years to eighteen years, will compete Levels Two through Ten.  Gymnasts will compete vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor routines.

Laurel Adams, head coach for Jax Gym, and the Jacksonville Gymnastics Coaches have been hosting meets since 1998.  From 2000 to 2008, the meet was known as the Sweetheart Invitational and became the Emerald Classic in 2009.