• Parks classes this week: Stand-up Paddling and Creating a Nature Journal

    See below for details on these programs. For full information about MPRPD activities, go to mprpd.org or see the Let’s Go Outdoors! fall/winter guide.

    WhasSUP! Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    Kowabunga! Work out and have a blast at the same time! Throw in the beautiful waters of Monterey Bay and you have yourself “Stand-Up Paddle Boarding.” Tips, techniques and all gear included. Just bring a willing attitude and enthusiasm for an amazing time on the water. Instructor: Monterey Bay Kayaks.

    Ages: 13-adult, Sat., Feb. 11, 10 AM-12 noon, Monterey Bay Kayaks, 693 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, $20 (district resident), $22 (non-district resident).

    The Nature Journal

    Reflect on your experiences in nature with words and sketches in your own personalized journal. Join a local author and artist for a short and easy walk in Jacks Peak Park followed by a hands-on workshop to make your own nature journal. Make your first entries while enjoying lunch under the Monterey Pines. Bring nature and your experiences home wit you. Instructor: Patrice Vecchione.

    Ages 7-adult, those 13 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult, Sat., Feb. 11, 11 AM-2 PM, Jacks Peak County Park, 25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, $15 (district resident), $17 (non–district resident), plus $10 materials fee.

    To register online, go to mprpd.org and register with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Walk-in registrations are accepted Tue.-Fri. from 11 AM – 1 PM at the MPRPD office, 60 Garden Court, Suite 325, Monterey (checks, money orders and credit cards accepted). Pre-registration is strongly recommended. There will be an additional charge of $5 to register on the day of class (space permitting). On-site registration will begin 20 minutes prior to the start of class. All check-in and registration closes 5 minutes before the class begins. For more information, please call Joseph at 372-3196, ext. 102, or send an e-mail to narvaez@mprpd.org.

     

    posted to Cedar Street Times on February 9, 2012

    Topics: Front PG News

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