Franklin Recreation Complex
The Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd., offers activities for all ages including classes for adults like watercolor or piano lessons. For kids, try the Sticky Fingers Preschool Art program or home school art classes.
Go beyond broccoli and green beans in this informative class. Learn more about other delicious vegetables, their dietary benefits and how to purchase, store and cook them. Beyond Broccoli meets Tuesday, November 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd. To register, go to www.wcparksandrec.com (#10820). $20 per person.
Color Wheels-Homeschool Art Class
Each week, students in this ongoing art class will explore art history, techniques, styles and artists from the past and present. A variety of media will be used to create rich experiences for each child. Instructor: Shelly Egly. Color Wheels for homeschoolers meets Fridays, December 1-15 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd. For ages 5-11. The fee is $42 for the three–class session. Register on line at www.wcparksandrec.com (activity # 10501).
Sticky Fingers Preschool Art Club
Enhance and celebrate you preschooler’s creativity by enrolling them in the Sticky Fingers Preschool Art Club at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd. Ms. Shelly offers educational art experiences geared to young children (ages 3 to 6, potty-trained), with 2 to 3 works of art completed in each class. Choose Fridays, December 1-15 ($36 for 3 classes, #10493) or Mondays, December 4-18 ($36 for 3 classes, #10490). Both classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register on line at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Mommy & Me Movement
Bring the kids, ages 0-4 months for a fun and energetic 30-minute movement class. Moms and kids will dance, sing, bond and make memories. Dads, grandparents and caregivers are welcome. Mommy & Me Movement meets on Mondays, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd. General admission fees apply. (Class is free to all premium family pass holders.)
Basic Watercolor & Pencil Techniques
Try watercolor—learn painting and brush techniques, color mixing, special effects and more. This new class will also teach pencil techniques, design, composition and creating mood. Professional artist and instructor Tim Pafford will teach this class for teens and adults at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd. No experience is necessary. The current session meets on Tuesday evenings (can be joined in progress) and the next session will be December 5-February 6, ($240, 8 weeks, #10631) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Register on-line at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Color Wheels-After School Art
Join the fun as students explore art history, techniques, styles, and famous artists from past to present. This class is for kids 5 to 11 years, and meets Wednesdays, December 6-20 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The fee is $43. Registration is online at www.wcparksandrec.com (#10498). This class meets at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd.
Preschool Musical Theatre
Theatre professional Julia Nolan leads this fun Preschool Musical Theatre class for ages 3-5 years. Learn songs and dances along with theatre games to perform for parents, family and friends. Class meets Wednesdays, December 6-20 at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd. from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The course fee is $36 and registration is open at www.wcparksandrec.com (activity # 10804).
Private piano lessons are offered on Fridays in 30-minute time slots. Learn note reading skills, music theory and artistic technique. For ages 4 through adults. Contact instructor James Weinberg to set up lesson times: 615-268-2296.The Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd., 615-790-5719.
A fun interactive class that trains 12-16 year olds to be the best babysitter in the neighborhood. This one-day course teaches sitters how to handle common problems, how to be safe, first aid techniques, and playtime ideas. Includes a Smart Kids workbook. Class meets Saturday, December 30 from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd. To register, go to www.smartkids101.com-Programs. $60 per child.
Color Wheels-School’s Out Art Workshop
Beat the boredom during Winter Break with an art class (ages 5 to 11 yrs). There will be two afternoons of art fun and projects. Instructor: Shelly Egly. Color Wheels-School’s Out Art Workshop meets Wednesday and Thursday, January 3 & 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd. The fee is $60. Register on line at www.wcparksandrec.com (activity # 10496).
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is a public organization, here to benefit the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.