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Children's Programs
Kidszone 
Join Kidszone, and have the peace of mind that your child will have fun as he/she develops socially, emotionally, physically,
and intellectually. Kidszone is a preschool located in the heart of Rio Rancho providing your child the tools to become self-assured and confident. In our loving and exciting atmosphere, our passionate teachers give your child endless opportunities to grow, learn, and imagine. Our Kidszone Program is specifically designed to meet the learning needs of 3 to 5 year-old children. Our goal is to introduce activities and experiences that will ensure your child will make a successful transition to kindergarten. 
Kidszone’s curriculum focuses on language and literacy, cognitive development, social-emotional skills, physical activity, and creativity.
Sabana Grande Recreation Center features two learning classrooms. These classrooms feature several learning centers equipped with inviting and developmentally appropriate materials. Our Kidszone teachers customize their curriculum to include several learning activities. Activities are designed to teach language and communication, cognitive skills, creativity, gross-and fine-motor skills, and personal and social skills.
Immunization Records are Required

Registration Deadline: Ongoing 
September 9 to December 18, September 10 to December 19 
(No Class: October 14, 15 & November 11, 12, 27, and 28) 
Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday 
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
Butterfly or Ladybug Rooms 
Min: 10 Max: 16 (Ladybug Room) or 11 (Butterfly Room) 
$65 per month, per child 
Ages 3 to 5

Mommy and Me Kidszone for 2 Year Olds 
Parent participation is mandatory for this new Mommy and Me Kidszone class where your child will be able to interact with other children their age with Mom or Dad close by. They will work on gross motor skills, do lots of arts and crafts and participate in cooperative play. 
Registration Deadline: Ongoing 
September 6 to November 22 
Friday 
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 
Ladybug Room 
Min: 8 Max: 15 
$22 per month per child 
Age 2

Little Guitarists 
This class is similar to our Group Guitar for Kids class, but is designed to appeal to your littlest ones. This class will teach youngsters how to develop basic techniques, chord accompaniment, and note reading of classical, folk and popular music. 
Registration Deadline: Session 2 - October 16 
Session 2 - October 23 to November 27 
Wednesday 
5:00 to 5:45 p.m. 
Min: 5 Max: 8 
$50 
Ages 7 to 9 (Supplies needed: acoustic guitar no amps)

Little Rembrandts: Arts & Crafts for PreSchoolers 
Does your child love to do arts & crafts? Here is an opportunity for your preschooler to express themselves through creativity. 
Registration Deadline: Session 3 and 6 - November 1 
Session 3 - November 8 to November 22 
Friday 
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. 
Min: 8 Max: 10 
$22 
Ages 3 to 5 
Session 6 - November 9 to November 23 
Saturday 
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. 
Min: 8 Max: 10 
$22 
Ages 5 to 7

Little Safari Club 
Is your child fascinated by butterflies, bees, caterpillars, insects, animals, seeds, plants, and flowers? Your child will explore and learn about the wonders of nature in this program. 
Registration Deadline: Session 3 - November 8 
Session 3 - November 15 to December 13 
(No class November 29) 
Friday 
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. 
Min: 8 Max: 10 
$24 per session 
Ages 3 to 5

Family Programs
Thimbleweed Quilters 
Are you looking for a new hobby or do you want to meet some new friends? Thimbleweed Quilters is the perfect place to do both. Members meet twice a month and work on a variety of projects. Learn new techniques or brush up on some old ones. Take a break from your normal routine to learn about this great art. Stop by for a visit to see what we are all about - no obligation. 
Registration Deadline: Ongoing 
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month 
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Sabana Grande Recreation Center 
$34 per fiscal year (renewed on July 1) Newsletter mailed monthly 
$29 per fiscal year (renewed on July 1) Newsletter emailed monthly 
$19 Semi-Annually (July-December and/or January-June) Newsletter mailed monthly 
$16 Semi-Annually (July-December and/or January-June) Newsletter emailed monthly 
All ages are welcome.

Special Events
Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival 
If you like to do your holiday shopping early then mark your calendar for the Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival.
Choose special, unique and extraordinary gifts to complete your holiday shopping list. 

November 23 
Saturday 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Free Admission 

Attention Crafters! 
Display spaces, 8’ x 8’, are available $35 for you to sell your crafts. Spaces are limited so register early for this great event.
You must provide your own table or rent one from the department for an additional $7. If electricity is needed there will be an additional $7 fee.

Santa’s Workshop 
Kids need to go holiday shopping too and this is the perfect time! All presents are $7 or less. There will be something for everyone on your child’s list. A little money will go a long way! While the kids are doing their shopping, mom and dad can shop at the Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival. 
For a little extra surprise we’ll have a visitor from the North Pole. Let your little one tell Santa his or her wish list and have his/her picture taken too! 
November 23 
Saturday 
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Kidszone Room 
Free Admission 
All ages are welcome

Breakfast With Santa 

Join Santa and his elves while they take a little breather from the hectic holiday season to have 
breakfast with you! Hope you like Santa’s favorite breakfast food - pancakes! 
Registration Deadline: November 22 
November 30 
Saturday 
9:00 to 11:00 a.m. 
$5 per person 
$15 per family of 4 
All ages welcome