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Recreation Classes

Recreation Department

310 North Dillard St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone: 407.656.4155
Fax: 407.656.6504

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Jackie Mathis, Recreation Supervisor
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5435

Eric Fischer, Recreation Supervisor
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5434

Sebrenia Brown-Jones, Recreation Specialist
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5438

Matt Bennett, Recreation Specialist
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 4301

Ramona Miles, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5436

Carol Lippold, Senior Citizen Program Specialist
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5439

Kamilla Udit, Facility Coordinator
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 5441


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Please be sure to register early to avoid class cancellation due to low enrollment or program closure due to maximum enrollment being met. All programs are held at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 North Dillard Street, unless otherwise noted.

Beginner Guitar Lessons
Individuals will learn proper hand positions, how to tune their guitar, strumming patterns, open chords, use of a pick, how to read chord charts and fundamentals of music. Students will be playing songs and studying guitar in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Date: Thursdays beginning Sept 20
Time: 6 – 6:30 pm
6:30 – 7 pm
7 - 7:30 pm
7:30 - 8pm
Ages: 12 and up
Fee: $90 City Resident / $110 Nonresident per 6 week session
(Six 30 minute lessons)

Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet
This unique program introduces basic dance ballet technique and movement through dance, games and song. Class focus is on gross motor skills, left/right, body awareness, ballet positions, and beginner ballet technique and language. Advanced registration required.

Date: October 6 – November 17
(no class 10/27)
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Ages: 2 – 4 years
Fee: $70 City Resident / $75 Nonresident per six-week session

CPR Certification Heart Saver / AED Classes
Instruction provided by Rural/Metro Ambulance, in support of the communities served by the Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department. Register in advance by calling 407.405.8176. Preregistration is required.

Date: September 15 and November 17
Time: 9 am – 1 pm or 2 – 6 pm
Fee: Free!

Join Ed Thralls, Residential Horticulture and Master Gardener Coordinator for the Orange County Master Gardener Program, as he provides expertise in general education classes on urban horticulture. Advanced registration required by calling 407.254.9200.

Dates: September 13; Fall Lawn Care
October 11; Palms for Central Florida
November 8; Cold Protection and Holiday Plant Care
December 13; Tomatoes – In Search of the Perfect Tomato
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm
Fee: $5 per class / per family

Kid’s Café
Hang out with friends, make cool art projects, play games and eat healthy! Kid’s Café is a unique, free dinner program designed for children of low-income families and is a joint program offered by the City of Winter Garden, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and the Orange County Community Action Division.

Date: Weekly, Monday - Thursday
Time: 3 - 5 pm
Fee: FREE to children 18 & under
Place: Maxey Community Center, 830 Klondike Street

Music with Mar
Learn while making music! This preschool class uses music to enhance the main areas of development: cognitive, social, motor and language. All classes are multi-age and family friendly with no sessions to commit to. Interact with puppets, pinch bubbles, parade with instruments, hear a story, use sign language, and move to the music.

Dates: Mondays, 9:30 – 10:15 am or 10:30 – 11:15 am & first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:15 – 7 pm
Age: 8 months – 5 years
Fee: $10 per class
$40 per five-class card

Have you always wanted to be able to sew on a button or make your own clothes? Now is the time to learn! Please bring your own fabric and patterns.

Dates: Mondays & Tuesdays
Time: 3 pm
Fee: Free!
Place: Maxey Community Center, 830 Klondike Street

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