Enrichment Programs


American Boating Course

Learn the essential information to operate a boat: boat handling, seamanship, necessary equipment, boat trailering, and much more. This course exceeds educational requirements in all states and a test is given at the conclusion of the course to qualify you for a boating education certificate. Bring a sack-lunch. Fee includes textbook interactive CD and all materials-students are responsible for picking up supplies. Instructors: Poverty Bay Power Squadron.
Sat Ages 12-Adult $40 Public Works/Parks Service Ctr
Date Time
Feb 10 8am-4pm
Mar 10 8am-4pm
Apr 21 8am-4pm
Jun 16 8am-4pm


Piloting is the first of the advanced navigational classes focusing on techniques for piloting a boat in coastal and inland conditions. The course emphasizes planning and checking along with the use of GPS for determining position, and introduces digital charting along with traditional charting, compass and dead reckoning skills. Instructor: Poverty Bay Power Squadron.
Wed $60 Public Works/Parks Service Ctr
Dates Time
Jan 3–Mar 14 7-9pm

Advanced Piloting

Advanced Piloting is the final part of the inland and coastal navigation series. This material continues to build on the base developed in Piloting, and includes practical use of additional electronic navigation systems and other advanced techniques for finding position. Instructor: Poverty Bay Power Squadron.
Tue $42 Public Works/Parks Service Ctr
Dates Time
Mar 21-May 30 7-9pm

Dog Obedience

Love your dog but all the chewing, jumping, barking and little “accidents” testing you? Dog Obedience should turn your little “terror” into a well-behaved pet. Proof of vaccination is required at first class. Instructor: Jan Magnuson, Animal Control Officer, Champion Trainer.
Thu Dogs 4+ months $95R/$105NR Field House
Dates Time
Jan 3-Feb 7 7:15-8:15pm
Feb 21-Mar 28 7:15-8:15pm

Kokondo Martial Arts

Learn basic karate including blocks, kicks, and strikes. Emphasis placed on effective street self-defense; students learn to defend themselves against punches, grabs, chokes, bear hugs and more. Instructor: Gerry Flock
Wed/Fri Age 12+ R/NR Field House
Jan 3-31 5-6:30pm $34/$39
Feb 2-28 5-6:30pm $30/$34
Mar 2-30 5-6:30pm $34/$39
Apr 4-27 5-6:30pm $30/$34