ROCKing Recreation at Home
ROCKS are very important to mankind because they are one of the best sources of fuel and power. Well, there is no greater resource in the City of Irwindale then the ROCKS that surround us everyday. Let’s use that fuel and power to get thru these unprecedented times – TOGETHER!
Irwindale Recreation is excited to present ROCKing Recreation @ Home! This is your place for fun, education and resources through these wild and turbulent times. We are committed to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships and continue to have extraordinary experiences.
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Fall Lap Swimming Extension
The LEARNING LAB
Learning Lab A space to support remote learning. Monday - Friday 7:30am - 12:30pm. Staff will be on site to supervise and assist. NO INSTRUCTION/TUTORING will be provided. Staff is only available to assist your child in accessing and logging into their school platforms and learning sessions. Program will take place at the Dan Diaz Recreation Center.
HALLOWEEN HOME AND LAWN DECORATING CONTEST
Home and Lawn Decorating Contest Get creative and show us your best Halloween Decorations. Enter the City of Irwindale's first annual Halloween yard & lawn decorating contest. Houses will be judged in these 3 catagories: Scariest, Most Creative & Best Overall
FAMILY PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST
Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest Get creative with your family this Halloween and enter our first ever Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest!!
REVERSE TRICK OR TREAT
Reverse Trick or Treat It's that time of year again, time to showcase your Halloween costumes! This Halloween night, Rocky will be driving by delivering Halloween bags filled with lots of ghoulish treats! You must be pre-registered to receive a treat bag.
Virtual Cheer Clinic Are you ready to stand up and cheer the summer away?! Youth ages 7-13 will have the opportunity to learn basic skills in our 2020 Summer Cheer Clinic. Participants should dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. Don't forget to keep your water handy!
Virtual Munchkin Cheer Clinic Are you ready to stand up and cheer the summer away?! Youth ages 4-6 will have the opportunity to learn basic skills in our 2020 Summer Cheer Clinic. Participants should dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. Don't forget to keep your water handy!
Virtual Canvas Kids Our Canvas Kids will have the opportunity to create a one of a kind art piece on canvas each month. Watch their skills grow and flourish by the end of this course. Children ages 7-12 are welcome to join the class. Class will be instructed via Zoom. Participants must have access to a computer, laptop or smart phone with audio/visual capabilities.
Virtual Pint Sized Picassos Our Pint Sized Picasso's will create their own masterpieces using a wide range of quality art materials. Watch their art skills grow and flourish by the end of this course. Children ages 3-6 are welcome to join this class. THIS IS A PARENT AND ME CLASS. Students in our Kidzone program will be able to participate with staff. This class will be run instructed Zoom. Participants must have access to a computer, laptop or smart phone with audio/visual capabilities.
Virtual Cupcake Cuties Children will have fun while learning the art of decorating mouth watering cupcakes. Students can then eat and enjoy their creations at home. Open to children ages 6-13 years old. This class is instructed via Zoom. Participants should have a computer, laptop or smart phone with audio/visual capabilities.
Virtual Silly Science Science fun for kids! Kids will get the opportunity to be scientists in their own home. A list of ingredients and other necessary items will be distributed to all registered students. Participants will be responsible for getting their own science materials. Class will be instructed via Zoom. Participants must have access to a laptop, computer or phone with video and audio capabilities.
Virtual Fitness Class Exercise in the comfort of your own home. Monday - Thursday June 15th - August 13th @ 4:30pm - 5:20pm.
Virtual iSign for adults and teens Interested in learning Sign Language? Sign up today for this Free Class for teens and adults ages 13yrs and up. Wednesdays, June 17th - August 5th @ 3pm - 3:45pm.
Stay Camp 2020 This year’s Summer Day Camp with a twist. Sign up and receive fun activities to do at home.
Lines of Positivity - Community Services Collaboration
Lines of Positivity - Submit a line of positivity that you would like to share with the community via email to LibraryStaff@IrwindaleCA.gov The submitted lines will be compiled into a community poem/piece of writing and displayed in the library windows for viewing. This project is open to ALL AGES.
Rocky Birthday Drive By
Residents of all ages are welcome to request a very special guest drive by on their birthday. Drive by’s will take place between 5:30p and 6:30p. Anyone interested can email Recreation Supervisor Delfina Osterheim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails must be received one week in advance of request. Emails should include name and contact number of requestor, name of celebrant and their age, as well as the address.
As our daily lives are filled with more indoor time, there are many ways to stay healthy and active.
Take a Virtual Fitness Class - There are plenty of FREE options online. Here are just a few:
Do Yoga with Me - Free yoga videos
Fitness Blender - Variety of free videos
Nike Training Club - App filled with free fitness videos
For the Kids
Fitness Blender for Kids - Free fitness videos
Cosmic Kids Yoga - Kid friendly videos
Exercise Game and Activities for Kids - 25 ideas
Virtual iSign - Free virtual sign language class for kids ages 8 - 12.
Did you know that although several non essential businesses are closed, you are still able to "engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with the Social Distancing Requirements...such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking and running." Here’s a few ideas (don’t forget your Social Distance rules!).
Walk/run around your neighborhood and say hi (from a distance) to all of your neighbors who are getting outside too.
Go for a drive.
Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day.
Call a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.
Write a letter.
Support a local restaurant - Many restaurants are still open for take out or delivery orders. Support your favorite joints and order food for pick up or try out Doordash, Postmates or UberEats and have it brought to you.
Volunteer - There are many opportunities to volunteer to help those in our community. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is in need of extra help during this period of high demand. Sign-up for a shift on the food bank’s website. You can also see if Shepards Pantry right here in Irwindale is accepting volunteers or donations. Register on their site.
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. Dust off the old puzzles or coloring books and focus your mind on something else. You can download free coloring pages too.
Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind.
Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Work on Mindfulness - Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
Exercise your Brain
Take an online class at the local community college or tune in to some great Podcasts. There are tons of options to choose from.
For the Kids (or kids at heart)
Hold a virtual play date through Facetime.
Teach a young person how to write and send a letter.
Daily Doodle lessons by Mo Williams
Arts and Craft Activities
FreeKidsCrafts - Lots of categories of idea, templates and print outs.
Switcheroo Zoo – watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals
Nat Geo for Kids – learn all about geography and fascinating animals
Suessville – read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Suess and his friends
ABC YA – practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games
Fun Brain – play games while practicing math and reading skills
PBS Kids – hang out with your favorite characters all while learning
Star Fall – practice your phonic skills with these read along stories
Highlights Kids – read, play games and conduct cool science experiments
Virtual School Activities – a menu of options including virtual tours, trips, and other fun academic sites
Take a Virtual Vacation - Explore the world using Google Earth! Use Street View to see places like you’re actually there. The possibilities are endless. You can even create your own passport to keep track of the places you virtually visited.
Head to the Monterey Bay Aquarium through their live stream.
Experience Theater in the comfort of home by listening to cast members on You Tube
Explore America's National Parks and discover our most treasured places.
Be in the Know. Visit these sites for the latest local information regarding COVID-19.
Los Angeles County Health Services Agency - This is the lead Agency in Los Angeles county directing our community’s response to COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control - CDC’s COVID-19 site.
Visit these sites for information on food resources.
Shepherd’s Pantry - Food programs for all
CVUSD’s Student Meal Program - Obtain breakfast and lunch for your child while school is out
Irwindale Senior Center - Meal delivery for older adults