Summer 2018 Programs



Charles E. Fairman Community Pool

Opens:  June 11th
Closes:  August 17th

(Pool will be closed July 4th).

For a full schedule and pool fees, click here or call the pool at (231)796-7798

COST: $3 per participant
TIMES:Tuesdays - 9 am - 11 am - Thursdays 5 pm - 7 pm
DATES:May 2nd - September 30th
LOCATION:Ferris State Racquet Center

No need to have a paddle, all new players are welcome! All players must wear tennis shoes in the facility.

Coordinator:  Gary Lenon


Farmer's Market  
May 15th - September 25th
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

May 11th - October 26th

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

City Hall Parking Lot



Saturday, June 2nd
Registration:  8:00 am - 9:00 am
Event Begins:  9:45 am
Race Begins:  10:00 am

Cost: $5 Registration Fee
(GOTR participants and coaches - FREE)

Bandhsell, located behind Big Rapids Middle School



May 14th - July 25th
Mondays & Wednesdays
12:00 pm—1:00 pm

Cost: $2 per participant

Hemlock Park

(No class July 9th - July 20th)

Instructor: Mary Loesch, Certified International Instructor

An ancient form of exercise originally developed in China
as a martial art. This exercise has benefits to allow
participants to improve muscle tone, flexibility, balance and
coordination. New comers are always welcome!!



May 15th - July 26th
(No Class the week of July 2nd)

Cost: $2 per participant
Instructor: Diane Jones

Come join choreographed line dancing
while increasing your heart rate for a great
cardio workout! You can select the class
that best fits your needs.


Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:00 am - 9:00 am (Step Instruction)
9:00 am—10:00 am (Beginner)
10:00 am—11:00 am (Intermediate)

Learn coordinated steps to a variety of music.  A social and aerobic activity.  Bring a friend.

Artworks, Dance Studio


9:00 am—10:00 am

Easy movements coordinated with music to help range of motion as well as keeping active.  Community is welcome.

The Brook Retirement Community



May 15th - July 26th
Tuesday: 4:00 pm—5:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00 pm—4:00 pm

Cost: $2 per participant

Style Station (1619 Catherine Street)

Instructor: DeMar Hatchew, Certified in Senior Fitness

A senior fitness class geared to get those in need of a low
impact routine emphasizing cardio, balance and muscle
stretching. The class will get you feeling energized and
active! Bring a mat, water bottle and personal weights.



Saturday, June 16th
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Hemlock Park Bandshell

Instructor: Janitza Sawyer, AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor

Shake your GROOVE thang! Experience the joy and
celebrate the magic of National Dance Day—created by “So
You Think You Can Dance” producer, Nigel Lythgoe.
This event encourages individuals to embrace dance as a fun
and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity.
No dance experience necessary. Bring a friend!

Delay The Disease - Fitness for Parkinson's 

COST: $2 per participant.
LOCATION: Style Station (1619 Catherine Street)
DATES: May 15th - July 26th
TIME: Thursdays - 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
INSTRUCTOR: DeMar Hatchew, Continuing Education in Parkinson's Disease Training Methods

A fitness class designed to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. No matter what stage of the disease you are battling—it’s never too late to start exercising! The class will incorporate a variety of chair exercises, stretching, balance work, strength training, and vocal and facial exercises. Caregivers are welcome to join participants.


Women's Volleyball

$300 per team - No team will be scheduled to play without the downpayment of $100 turned in by Sunday, September 16th.  The other $200 must be paid by November 4th for your team to be entered into the playoff tournament at the end of the season.
DAYS:  Sundays (Scirmmages begin September 9th)
TIME - 1:00 pm to as late as 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Big Rapids Middle School Gym

Click Here for the Registration Form