Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Mackle Park Indoor Programs Move to Family Church

Photo by Samantha Husted

Photo by Samantha Husted

By Maureen Chodaba

The fence is up, the PODS are packed, and the building is going down! The curtain has closed on Mackle Park’s Community Center, the longtime hub of recreation on Marco Island. But the show will go on! Although the outdoor activities will remain much the same throughout the demolition and new construction at the park, the indoor activities have been relocated to the Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Drive.

“So far everyone has been very receptive to our new location,” said Lola Dial, recreation manager, noting that the facilities at the Family Church are very nice. “Many programs are already taking place at the church and there will be more to follow in the upcoming months.”

Here’s what’s happening now:

Canasta– Tuesdays, 12:30-3:30 PM

Island Knitters– Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 PM. All knitters, novice to expert, are welcome!

Mah Jonng– Thursdays, 12:30-3:30 PM

Duplicate Bridge– Fridays, 12:30-4 PM

Beginning in October:

Be Fit Over 50– Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:40- 9 AM. The popular exercise class that focuses on increased strength, muscle tone and flexibility. Weight bearing exercises help to combat osteoporosis while improving heart and respiratory functions and lowering blood pressure.

Essentrics With Judy– Mondays/Thursdays, 9-10 AM, Wednesdays, 5-6 PM. A dynamic workout using movements from Tai Chi and ballet, activating muscles while freeing your joints with increased flexibility.

Back To Basics– Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM. A fun exercise class for everyone regardless of age or physical ability.

Connect With Your Spirit: Meditation, Mindfulness and Spiritual Practices– Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM. A one-hour retreat of stress management and life transforming wisdom.

Because space is limited at the Family Church, be sure to arrive early if you are a “walk-in” for an exercise class.

Mark your calendars for Line Dancing with Marsha Dickenson beginning on December 6 on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 AM and Santa’s Workshop for children from kindergarten through 5th grade on December 10 from 9 AM to 12 PM.

As you can see, the Family Church will be a busy place! To make sure you find the fun, take the Auburndale Avenue entrance to the Family Church parking lot. You will see the Parks and Recreation sign outside the facility.

For more information, please call Mackle Park at 239-642-0575.

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