What to do After School: Extracurriculars in the Community

painting   Obviously the most important after school activity is homework, but after the traditional snack followed by homework, what is a kid to do? Check out this list of extracurricular activities for kids to get involved in this fall: 1.) Eugene Parks & Recreation This September-December Eugene Parks & Rec has an abundance of activities for kids 5-12 as well as teens. Read up on everything from karate, lego architecture classes, fencing, fashion design, hip hop dance, and more! Dates and rates vary for each activity. Visit  https://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=132 for access to the Fall 2015 Recreation Guide. 2.) Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley  Eugene’s own Boys & Girls Club offers mentoring programs, various athletics, and even the arts, which includes an opportunity for youth to enter their work in a national photography contest. Visit  http://www.bgcev.net/what-we-offer/ to find out more about what the emerald valley Boys & Girls Club has to offer. 3.) Eugene Family YMCA  Youth sports are plentiful at the Eugene Family YMCA. Kids from a wide range of ages can participate in youth basketball during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Junior sports camps are also available for kindergartners and first graders. Visit http://www.eugeneymca.org/youth-sports for more information about sports programs available in the area. 4.) Willamalane Park & Recreation  The Willamalane Sports & Recreation Center in Springfield has a variety of activities for children of all ages to enjoy. Activities include the Willamalane Running Club for K-5, the Two50 club for 6th-8th graders, early-release Friday field trips, no school day activities, and more. Visit http://willamalane.org/ for the complete Fall 2015 Recreation Guide.

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