|Recreation centers across the city are gearing up for the holidays with special activities and events. Check out one of the fun activities near you:
Veterans Recreation Center will feature a Gingerbread House Workshop on December 11. Participants will decorate a home baked gingerbread house using icing and over 40 different kinds of toppings. A Holiday Treats class for ages 5-16 to bake homemade candies and cookies will be held on Thursday, December 18. Both classes will be held from 4-6 p.m. Registration fee is $16 for residents and $19 for non-residents, plus a $20 supply fee. Call (619) 691-5260 to register.
In addition to these activities, Kid’s Night Out, for ages 5-12, is an opportunity for parents to finish up their holiday shopping while their kids have an evening of fun, including holiday crafts, activities, and treats. It is scheduled for Friday, December 19 from 6-10 p.m. and the fee is $10 for residents and $13 for non-residents. Winter Camp, for ages 6-12, will be held Monday through Friday, January 5-9, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and will include a fieldtrip to the El Cajon Boardwalk, arts and crafts, games, and special events. The fee is $130 for residents and $163 for non-residents; morning and afternoon extended care is available for an additional fee. Call (619) 691-5260 to register.
Heritage Recreation Center will host Gingerbread House Workshop on Saturday, December 13, from 1-3 p.m. In addition, a Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt, in which participants ages 2-6 will make arts and crafts, play games, learn the secret of the candy cane and search the park for the candy canes, will be held on Friday, December 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. Remember to bring a flashlight, and a bag to put your sweet treats in. The registration fee is $10 for residents and $13 for non-residents and advanced registration is required. Call (619) 421-7032 for more information.
Loma Verde Center will host Santa is Coming to Loma Verde Center on Friday, December 12, from 3-4 p.m. Candy canes will be free for everyone and parents, don’t forget your cameras! For more details, call (619) 691-5082. Once again, Loma Verde Center will be distributing toys for the Toys for Tots program on Dec. 12 from 5-7 p.m. Every year the center takes applications in October through the first week of November from local families and local Family Resource Centers. This year there are 231 local children registered to receive toys.
Otay Recreation Center will again be hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 13, from 9-10:30 a.m. Come enjoy a warm breakfast of pancakes and sausages with the entire family as well as make holiday crafts together. A special appearance will be made by Santa himself, so don't forget to bring your camera! Space is limited and registration is required, $4 for adults $2 for children. Call (619) 476-5325.