The Worthington Community Center – Your Cure for the Winter Blues

Winter has arrived and with it, the need for fun, indoor activities. Thankfully, the Worthington Community Center has just what you’re looking for. Their Winter Activity Brochure is packed full of great classes the entire family will love. Here’s a sampling of what you'll find:

Family Events: In addition to the already popular Family Nights on select Friday nights, don't forget to mark your calendar for these special events:

·      Princess Tea – Don’t miss this magical mommy-and-me event at the Griswold Center on January 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come dressed in your favorite gown for an enchanted afternoon of tea, crafts, songs, stories and of course – princesses.

·      The Big Game Tailgate Party – Need to burn off some energy before your Super Bowl party? Head over to the Community Center on February 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an afternoon of swimming, inflatable games, crafts and football-themed games.

Youth Programming: From swimming and sports to dance and arts and crafts, the Community Center offers an extensive lineup of activities for kids of all ages, including:

·      Winter Clay Creations (ages 3 to 6) – This six-week class is a wonderful way to introduce preschoolers to the art of pottery. They'll learn how to roll, coil and pinch clay to create beautiful winter-themed crafts.

·      Open Gym and Open Swim (grades K through 6) – Need a fun, safe place for your kids to hang out after school? Sign them up for supervised Open Gym on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Supervised Open Swim on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

·      Kids Cardio Drumming (ages 8 to 11)  – A win-win for the kid who loves both music and fitness. In this four-week class, students will use a stability ball and sticks to learn different drum beats and dance moves.

·      Junior Tennis (grades 1 through 6) – Give your child the opportunity to learn the basics of tennis—at a price you can afford. These six-week sessions will focus on hand-eye coordination, drills and stretching.

·      Youth Safety Classes – The Community Center offers a variety of youth safety classes, including the American Red Cross Babysitter Clinic and Lifeguard Training Course, the American Heart Association's CPR Training Course and the Kidz Home Alone Class offered by Enriching Kidz.   

Adult Programing: If you think the kids' classes are fantastic, take a look at what they have in store for adults:

·      Basic Wheel Throwing – Both beginners and folks with varying levels of experience will enjoy honing their skills and learning new techniques in this instructional wheel throwing pottery class.

·      Paddleboard Yoga – This new twist on yoga integrates stretching, poses and balance—all while standing on a paddleboard in the pool.

·      Griswold Ski Club – Whether you’re just starting out or you've been navigating the slopes for years, a day at Snow Trails or Mad River Mountain is the perfect winter activity. The best part? Transportation is provided.

·      The Baby Wearing Workout – In this class, parents can exercise and meet new friends while carrying their baby in a front pack carrier. Great exercise, and no babysitter required.  

·      Resolution Solution – Start the new year on the right foot with a two-hour group fitness class on January 1 from 10:15 to12:15 p.m. The class will introduce you to a wide variety of class formats, like Zumba, boot camp, kickboxing, strength training and more.

·      Belly Dance – Try your hand (or your hips) at belly dancing. The Community Center offers three different styles of classes, including a hip hop-inspired version, a traditional veil class and a Belly Dance Performance Troupe.

It Pays to be a Member

If you’re not already a Worthington Community Center member, now’s the time to join. In addition to fantastic perks like pre-registration and reduced pricing, you’ll also gain access to exclusive classes, events and promotions throughout the year.

The Worthington Community Center is located at 345 East Wilson Bridge Road. Stop in for a tour or visit