Just for Fun

Registration Begins Tuesday, January 2 at 8:00 a.m.

Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available. All classes are subject to sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.

A basic introduction to music production and audio engineering. Participants will learn songwriting, making beats, recording, and editing music using a basic Digital Audio Workstation (DAWs). Also covering essential terminology, basic gear needed and how to use it. Ages 14 and up.
Activity #162700
Session A: Mondays, January 22 – February 12
Session B: Wednesdays, March 6 – 27
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $75.00 plus $30.00 Lab fee
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/12

Join Maleah Eschenbaum, Miss Siouxland, and an American Sign Language Interpreter as she introduces basic sign language skills. Maleah will introduce participants to the ASL alphabet, numbers, basic introductions, and basic vocabulary. This class is designed for participants with no or minimal knowledge of ASL. All fees collected will be donated to the Miss South Dakota Scholarship Foundation. Ages 14 and up.
Activity #117532
Dates: Tuesdays, February 6 – 27
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Maleah Eschenbaum
Fee: $40.00
Preregister by: February 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

In this class you will learn some basics of welding, focusing on MIG and Flux; safety, PPE, setting the machine, tacking, and running a bead. While learning these skills, you will create rustic garden art to add some pizazz to your yard. Ages 18 and up. Activity #116900
Date: Thursday, February 15
Session A: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Session B: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $20.00 plus $50.00 supply fee
Preregister by: February 12
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/2

Join Janet on a lovely Saturday while she uses over 20 years of canning experience to teach participants safe canning practices with a water bath, pressure canning, and dehydration. Participant will need to bring wide-mouth pint jars and produce they want to can. Youth ages 10 – 12 can sign up, but must have a parent or guardian enrolled with them. Ages 13 and up. Activity #110100
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Janet Wright
Fee: $28.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: March 11
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

This new class will walk you through the process of making fun and unique projects out of concrete and cement. Participants will be able to create indoor and outdoor sculptures, planters, steppingstones and more. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #117910
Session A: Tuesdays, March 26 – April 9
         Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Session B: Wednesdays, April 3 – 17
         Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $30.00 plus $20.00 supply fee
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/6

Learn the intricate process of fusing copper onto another medium where a low voltage charge is passed through the materials to create a relief that becomes a separate part in its own rite, allowing artists to create thicker copper structures, layered over other materials in this 3-week class. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #116688
Session A: Tuesdays, January 23 – February 6
         Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session B: Thursdays, March 7 – 21
         Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $42.00 plus $30.00 supply fee
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4

In this class Perry Carlson, who taught over 13 years with IEC, and 9 years with Career Development along with holding a SD electrical contractor permit, will use his 50 years of knowledge as an electrician to go over some homeowner electrical and basic electrical how-to information. Participants will cover topics such as the breaker box, fuses, wire sizing, changing light fixtures, outlets, switches. Learn how different types of switches work, differences in motors, generators, Basic ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), and most importantly Electrical safety. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #130700
Session A: Mondays, January 22 – February 5
         Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Session B: Wednesdays, February 14 – 28
         Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Session C: Saturdays, March 2 – 16
         Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session D: Thursdays, April 4 – 18
         Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Perry Carlson
Fee: $48.00
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/10

Spend a Thursday night with Robin Niewenhuis, owner and baker of Sweet Pea Cakery. Learn how to make beautiful, delicious sourdough bread using a simple, tried and true method that she has mastered. This class will be hands on and each participant will go home with a small loaf to bake, a sourdough starter, and a booklet with the recipe and instructions.
Ages 16 and up.
Activity #110705
Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Robin Niewenhuis
Fee: $25.00 plus $15.00 supply fee payable to instructor
Preregister by: April 4
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/40

Have you seen all the wonderful things made with resin posted all over on reels and whatnot? Do you want to give it a go, but not sure where to start? Well then, this class is just what you’re looking for. We’ll cover all the basics to get you started with resin: supplies and safety.
Ages 18 and up.
Activity #116582
Dates: Tuesdays, March 19 – 26
Session A: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session B: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $30.00 plus $75.00 supply fee
Preregister by: March 13
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8

Did you know you can see a galaxy 2 ½ million light-years away with your unaided eyes? Craters on the Moon with binoculars? Countless wonders await you any clear night. The first step in astronomy for beginners is simply look up and ask “What’s that?” This class will introduce you to a lifetime of enjoyment viewing the night sky. Bring your binoculars, telescope or nothing. People wishing to participate should put their names on the interest list at the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Office by March 7 by calling 626-7015.
Activity #136500
Dates: Tuesdays, March 12 - 19
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: ARCC
Fee: Free

Brains, we’ve all got one, but how much do we really know about them? Tiffany Hoeft, owner of Minds Matter and a neurocognitive therapist, will educate you on the basics of how your brain works as well as how to make better decisions to help your brain’s future. Ages 18 and up. Activity #139000
Session A: Wednesday, January 31
         Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session B: Wednesday, February 7
         Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $25.00
Instructor: Tiffany Hoeft
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/20
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts

  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Fax: 605-626-7989

How to Register:

  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081