Fitness center offers classes for adults, children
New Castle Family Fitness Center has some new classes, and wants you to think about some classes that have been previously offered. Call 984-3200 for detailsReShape is a serious weight loss program teaching how to step out of the yo-yo diet syndrome once and for all. ReShape combines education, counseling, peer support, and supervised fitness instruction in a fun, supportive class environment. ReShape meets three times per week, once for an hour of group and circuit training, and twice for half an hour each for circuit training only. A day group and an evening group are offered. Classes start June 3 for day sessions and June 5 for evening sessions. Get your metabolism moving and fast-forward your life. Summer is a good time to get your child involved in some organized physical fitness classes. If you are looking for a ballet class for your 5- to 8-year-old child, The Fitness Center offers ballet, Creative Dance for children aged 4-7, Outdoor Adventure for children aged 6-12, Romp and Stomp for children 3-5, Wiggles and Giggles for toddlers aged 18 months-3 years, Karate for those aged 4-12, and Love to Play for kids from 18 months – 3 years.Have a free cup of gourmet coffee or espresso with a muffin at the Fitness Center’s Cloud 9 Coffee Bar on Saturday, June 1, between 8 and 10 a.m.The choir and friends of the Congregational Church of the Valley will perform “Grand Ol’ Song Fest – 2002” on May 31 and June 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, at 161 North Sixth St. in New Castle. A cast of 30 will sing and dance through music and scenes from “Oklahoma!,” “Brigadoon,” the ’20s, the ’40s, plus there will be lots of comedy and hilarious surprises. Come and watch a popular New Castle couple in their public singing debut as they belt out selections from “Oklahoma!” It should be worth the price of admission.This event is a fund-raiser for the church’s new building fund. Advanced tickets are discounted – $8/adults, $5/children 6-12, $20/family. Tickets at the door are $10/adults, $8/children 6-12, $23/family. Refreshments will be served by the Ladies Aid group. Organizers encourage the community to arrive early for the best seats. For tickets and information please call Karen Wentzel at 984-2422. -Jeff Van Devender will perform a piano concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. Featured selections will be from his debut CD and well as from his upcoming CD release, “Bending Chords.” Both CDs are under the JavaMusiK label.Jeff holds a BA in music business from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman University) and earned his teacher certification in music education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He is currently teaching K-5 music at Bea Underwood Elementary in Parachute after 11 years of teaching K-12 in Iowa. On Sundays, he is the church pianist for St. John’s Episcopal and frequently plays at other churches throughout the valley.Get-well wishes are extended to longtime local Scherry Simonson, who is home from knee replacement surgery.There will be no CMC Senior Nutrition Luncheon on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.Please call Kay at 984-2308 if you have any New Castle news to share. Honor the military in some way on Memorial Day.
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