Performers from Sol Children Theatre Troupe.
Now that we’re into back-to-school mode – well, once this rain clears! - it’s time to start scheduling those extra-curricular activities, as well.
Fall is a busy season to sign up for sports and year-round activities and clubs.
If you are looking for some new interests for your kids, here is a sampling of the options you can still get into this season:
Soccer season is coming soon. The deadline for registering with the Soccer Association of Boca Raton is Sept. 15. Practices are one night a week with a weekend game. For ages 4 to 18. Registration is $120 a player, including uniform (but not cleats). Register online at www.sabrsoccer.net.
There are still spaces available for East Boca Tackle football cheerleading. Registration continues until Sept. 1 for girls age 6-12. Practice two nights a week, plus one or two games a week. $175 includes uniforms.
The United States Cheerleading Association offers several cheerleading programs at the Sugar Sand Park Field House, starting in September. Get the details in The Recreator.
Several local drama programs are registering students for fall. Sol Children Theatre Troupe is a nonprofit organization that offers weekly classes in improv, acting, musical theater and more for ages 5 to 12 and older. Last call for registration is Sept. 21. Course descriptions at solchildren.org.
The nonprofit Sunflower Creative Arts is revamping and adding some new drama programs, beginning this week. There are classes for ages 4-6, 7-10, 10-14, and an improv class for ages 13-18. Sunflower is also adding a theater class for kids on the autism spectrum, age 7-10. Get details at sunflowercreativearts.org. (More on other new Sunflower programs below).
Showtime Performing Arts Theatre offers group classes in theater (as well as voice, dance and some musical instruments) for ages 4-adult, starting this week. The first show of the season will be Mary Poppins. Get details and register at showtimeboca.com.
Mommy & Me
The city offers several classes for parents with their babies and toddlers, which will be starting again in the next few weeks. Get the details in The Recreator.
Sunflower Creative Arts is expanding its Little Sprouts Mommy & Me class (for toddlers 18 months to 3 years with an adult) to include Saturdays – great for working parents. And it’s starting a new class called Sunflower Babies for infants up to 8 months with an adult. Get times and other details at the Sunflower website.
BocaParent Guru contributor Karen Deerwester is the Mommy & Me director at B’nai Torah Congregation, where classes begin in September. There is still space available for all ages. Get the info at the B’nai Torah website.
Sunflower will also resume its Roots & Shoots chapter this fall. Membership is free. Roots & Shoots is an international service organization for kids. Sunflower offers it for two age groups: 5-9 and 10-16. Members do local service projects that show caring for the environment, animals and people. Registration info at the Sunflower website. You can read about some of the group’s past activities in the BocaParent blog.
Find many, many more options for classes and activities for all ages offered by the city, parks and libraries in the latest edition of The Recreator..
Just remember: Don’t overdo it. Kids need down time, too. And so does the mom taxi.
- CHARLENE PACENTI