Just for Fun

Registration Begins Tuesday, January 3 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 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.

ART BREAK – GUIDED OPEN STUDIO
Take an Art Break! Come to the ARCC for weekly gatherings to wind down through art. Try out art journaling, coloring, creative drawing from pattern recognition, zentangle art, and creative writing. Bring your own projects from home to work in a relaxing, stress-free atmosphere. Some supplies will be provided, or you can bring your own! Ages 18 and up.
Dates: Thursdays, January 12 – April 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

NEW! MINIMALIST HOME
Read a book and get great ideas! This class will be reading The Minimalist Home author Joshua Becker. In The Minimalist Home, Becker takes us drawer by drawer, closet by closet, room by room to make space for what we love the most. The class format will be group discussion of what we learn and how we might apply the ideas. Class participants will need their own copy or version of the book. Ages 20 and up.
Activity #117300
Dates: Tuesdays, January 10 – 31
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  
Instructor: Janene Papendick
Fee: $30.00 plus book
Preregister by: January 5
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

NEW! CANNING BASICS
Join Janet on a lovely Saturday while she uses over 20 years of canning experienced to teach participants safe canning practices with a water bath, pressure canning, and dehydration.
Ages 12 and up.
Activity #110100
Session A: Saturday, January 21
Session B: Saturday, February 18
Session C: Saturday, March 25
Session D: Saturday, April 15
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Janet Wright
Fee: $28.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: 3 days prior to start of session
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)
Join Maleah Eschenbaum, an American Sign Language Interpreter, as she introduces basic sign language skills. Maleah will teach participants the ASL alphabet, numbers, basic introductions, and basic vocabulary. This class is designed for participants with no or minimal knowledge of ASL. Ages 12 and up.
Activity #117532
Dates: Mondays, February 6 – March 6 (No Class February 20)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Maleah Eschenbaum
Fee: $40.00
Preregister by: February 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/15

NEW! HOMEOWNER ELECTRICAL
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 go over some homeowner electrical information and basic electrical how to’s. 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 20 and up.
Activity #130700
Session A: Saturdays, January 28 – February 11
         Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session B: Wednesdays, February 8 – 22
         Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Session C: Saturdays, March 4 - 18
         Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session D: Tuesdays, March 7 – 21
         Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Perry Carlson
Fee: $45.00
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/10

NEW! MELT SELF-CARE SERIES
Discover simple self-treatments you can do at home to experience lasting changes to how your body looks and feels. These techniques can help you relieve common issues like headaches, insomnia, and bloating. Learn all the moves to help you remain active, healthy and pain-free for life! Ages 15 and up.
Activity #118350
Dates: Thursdays, February 16 – March 23
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.    
Instructor: Amber Hanson
Fee: $50.00
Preregister by: February 13
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/12

NEW! MELT HAND & FOOT TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP
Erase pain & tension in your hands , feet, neck & low back brought on by everyday stress, overuse & age. This simple self-treatment can make your whole body feel better and provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Ages 15 and up.
Activity #118355
Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  
Instructor: Amber Hanson
Fee: $35.00
Preregister by: March 22
Min/Max Enrollment: 3/12

ELECTROFORMING
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 17 – 31
         Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session B: Thursdays, February 2 – 16
         Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Session C: Tuesdays, March 21 – April 4
         Time: 1:00 – 3:00 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

INTRO TO WELDING – GARDEN ART
In this class you will learn the 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 garden art to add some pizazz to your home. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #116900
Session A: Wednesday, January 11
         Time: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Session B: Wednesday, February 15
         Time: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Session C: Wednesday, March 22
         Time: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Session D: Wednesday, March 29
         Time: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $20.00 plus $25.00 supply fee
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 1/2

INTRO TO RESIN ART
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
Session A: Wednesdays, January 18 – 25
         Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Session B: Wednesdays, February 1 – 8
         Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Session C: Thursdays, March 23 – 30
         Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $30.00 plus $75.00 supply fee
Preregister by: 3 days before session starts
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/6

NEW! BASIC MOLD MAKING
Learn how to create your own molds and make casts from them. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #116010
Dates: Wednesdays, March 1 – 8
Time: 6:00– 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Harper
Fee: $20.00 plus $30.00 supply fee
Preregister by: February 23
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/8

NEW! YOLATES
A Yoga and Pilates combination, and everything in between. As a certified yoga instructor with Fit and Fire Studios, Karine will work with participants to accommodate all fitness levels making modifications as needed for every exercise. Your body and mind will be challenged with strength enduring sessions filled with joy and elevation. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #158070
Session A: Monday, January 9
Session B: Monday, January 23
Time: 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Instructor: Karine Pogosyan-Myrmoe
Fee: $25.00 per session
Preregister by: 3 days before session begins
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

FIGHT BACK SELF DEFENSE
This 6-week class will focus on practical hands-on applications for real life situations. Participants will gain self-confidence as they begin to recognize and put to use basic survival instincts and natural reactions in potentially threatening situations. Participants should wear clothes suitable for low impact exercise. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #138500
Session A: Thursdays, January 12 – February 16
Session B: Mondays, January 23 – March 6 (No class Feb 20)
Session C: Thursdays, February 23 – March 30
Session D: Mondays, March 13 – April 17
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Hamson
Fee: $60.00
Preregister by: 3 days before session begins
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

NEW! SALSA DANCING
An introduction in the fabulous world of Salsa Dancing. This class with start out with basic salsa steps and movements, building on each week with more advanced skills.
Ages 10 and up.
Activity #159760
Dates: Tuesdays, February 7 – March 28
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Adis Torres & Luna Isroel
Fee: $48.00 per person
Preregister by: February 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/20

COUNTRY TWO STEP
The two-step is a basic dance move done by singles, partners, and groups. This class will cover the basic two step as adapted to Country Music. Instruction will focus on the basic moves, footwork and turns. Get off your chair and onto the dance floor! Ages 15 and up.
Activity #159504
Dates: Mondays, March 6 – 27
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ray Payer & Karen Lane
Fee: $30.00 per person
Preregister by: March 1
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12

NEW! INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
An introduction to portrait photography. Learn the basic rules of photography when you are taking portait shots and how to benefit from different types of lighting, composition, as well as tricks and tips for different situations. Participants must have their own DSLR camera.
Ages 14 and up.
Activity #119010
Dates: Wednesdays, January 18 – February 8
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Instructors: Alethiea & Jerome Wild
Fee: $60.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: January 12
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

NEW! PHOTO EDITING WITH LIGHTROOM
An introduction on the basic rules of editing photographs utilizing Adobe Lightroom. Participants must have their own access to Adobe Lightroom. Ages 14 and up.
Activity #119013
Dates: Wednesdays, February 22 – March 15
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Instructors: Alethiea & Jerome Wild
Fee: $60.00 plus supplies
Preregister by: February 16
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/12

VISUAL ARTS PRIVATE LESSON
Private, semi-private, and group lessons from professionally trained advanced level artists and educators, will be offered in Acrylics, Drawing, Oil Painting, Pottery, Sculpture, Watercolor, and many other artistic media. Lessons will be held in designated ARCC studios, during business hours when space is available. Private lessons are available for participants ages 16 and up pending chosen field of study, and ages 18 and up for Glasswork, Electroforming and Metal Work. Participant may be under 16, pending instructor approval and availability. If there is an artistic media not listed that you are interested in or have further questions, please call the ARCC at (605) 626-7081
Fee: $30.00 per one-hour private lesson (for groups of 2+ please add $7.50 per each additional person) Fees may vary, pending chosen field of study, does not include supplies.
Registration: Call the ARCC at (605) 626-7081.

  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center


    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: : 605-626-7081
    Fax: : 605-626-7989


How to Register:


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