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City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation

City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for the Cartoon Basketball League thru Feb. 18. (Free) Division Boys ages 9-12, 15-17. Girls ages 13-14. Register at Jackson Medical Mall. All teams welcome. Summer Adult Softball registration March 17-April 18. Register after Feb. 28 for children's spring break educational/recreational program on March 21-25. Golf Channel's "Drive, Chip & Putt" march 15, 3:30 p.m. Sonny Guy Golf Course. Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Battlefield Park March 26, 12 p.m. Free RSVP at 960-0663 for ages 2-10. Youth Baseball Registration April 4-June 3, ages 9-15. Basketball team registration April 4-June 3, ages 9-18. Girls Softball Registration April 4-June 3, ages 8-16. 9-week Summer Enrichment Program $45, June 6-Aug 5, registration begins 4/25, ages 7-16. For monthly activities/classes call 960-0471. 960-0422.

February 18, 2005 – Cartoon Basketball Registration Ends

Boys, ages 9-12 and 15-17, and girls, ages 9-12 and 13-14, may register by team. Teams must have a cartoon or other mascot nickname. For example, previous teams have been the T-Devils, Hot Wheels, Raptors and the Bulldogs.

All games are played on Saturdays and the season culminates with a city championship and league tournament.

Register at the Jackson Medical Mall, Parks and Recreation Department (350 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 311-C). There are limited team slots available.

For more information, please call Sam Miller at 960-0422.

February 21, 2005 – Summer Softball Registration Begins

Summer Adult Softball Leagues offered: Men's Open, Women's Open, Co-ed, Church, Corporate and Men and Women's –Over 40 League
Cost of team registration: $305.00
Deadline for registration: March 17, 2005
Leagues will start play: April 18, 2005 at Legion Complex on South Drive.
For additional information, contact 960-0471 or 960-0631, or come by the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office located in the Jackson Medical Mall, 350 West Woodrow Wilson, Suite 311-C. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

February 28, 2005 – Spring Break Enhancement Program Registration Begins

The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation announces that several of its city facilities will be open during spring break week for a Spring Break Enhancement Program for youth ages 7-12. Similar to the city's popular Summer Enhancement Program, this program will require registration, as there are a limited number of openings at each of the centers. Registration is free and will be conducted at the Jackson Medical Mall between the hours of 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. beginning February 28th until slots are filled:

The program will run from March 21-25, and children may report to any of the above facilities from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parents must bring children before 9:00 a.m. Participants must bring their own lunch and snacks.

Various supervised educational and recreational activities will be planned throughout the day.

Each of these centers also provides after-school enrichment programs throughout the school year. For more information, call 960-0471.

March 12, 2005 – Cartoon Basketball League Play Begins

March 15, 2005 – The Golf Channel is hosting "Drive, Chip & Putt" at Sonny Guy Golf Course – 3:30 p.m.

March 17, 2005 – Summer Softball Registration Ends

March 21-25, 2005 – Spring Break Enhancement Program

March 26, 2005 – Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Battlefield Park

The City of Jackson Parks and Recreation Programming Division announces that the 2005 Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 26, 2005 at Battlefield Park (953 Porter Street).

In past years the Annual Easter Egg hunt has drawn several thousand children and parents. "This is one of our most popular events," said Alonzo Banks, Recreation Coordinator for the City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation, "It seems to get bigger and bigger every year."

The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation will host this year's egg hunt free of charge for children ages 2-10. The Hunt will begin for all ages at promptly 12:00 noon. Registration is required.

For more information, please call Alonzo Banks at 960-0663

April 4, 2005 – Battlefield Baseball League Registration Begins

Registration for youth ages 9-12 AND 13-15.
(CANNOT TURN 13 OR 16 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2005)
Teal or individual registration.

Register at Parks And Recreation Administrative Offices
(350 W. Woodrow Wilson)

League begins June 13, 2005.
Call 960-0422 for more information.

April 4, 2005 – Slammin-N-Jammin Basketball Registration Begins

Register from April 4, 2005 – June 3, 2005

Ages 9-12, 13-15, and 16-18 (boys teams and girls teams)
Players cannot turn 13, 16, Or 19 before September 1, 2005.

Team Registration Only!!!!!

League Begins On June 20, 2005

Registration I sfree.

Registration Site:
Parks and Recreation
Administrative Offices
(350 West Woodrow Wilson)

For more information, call 960-0422.


April 4, 2005 – Metro Jackson Girls Softball Registration Begins

Register from April 4, 2005 – June 3, 2005

Ages 8-10, 11-13, and 14-16
Players cannot turn 10, 13, or 16 before September 1, 2005.

Free team or individual registration

League Begins On June 21, 2005

Registration Site:
Parks and Recreation
Administrative Offices
(350 West Woodrow Wilson)

For more information, call 960-0422.

April 18, 2005 – Summer Softball League Play Begins

April 20, 2005 – Summer Enrichment Program Registration for Jackson Residents Begins

The Summer Enhancement Program is a low-cost program that runs the duration of the summer (June 6 – August 5, 2005) during work hours (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) – a double bonus for parents. A favorite among children as well, they get to experience guest speakers, stimulating and educational activities, arts and crafts and recreational projects, and receive a daily lunch and snack – all at a very low cost of $45 for the nine week program! Similar programs around the metro area cost up to $50 a week for only 3 hours of programming a day, no meals included.

Jackson residents ages 7-12 and 13-16 may register at the Jackson Medical Mall (350 West Woodrow Wilson), Center Court. Participants must bring proof of residence (i.e. utility bill or driver's license) and a copy of your child's 121 Immunization Compliance Form. On April 25th, registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to the general public (including non-residents) until all programs are filled.


April 25, 2005 – Summer Enrichment Program Registration for Non-Jackson Residents


Activities that are offered monthly (all year)
Call 601-960-0471 for information on any of the activities listed.

Activity Location Days Offered Times Offered
Aerobics Battlefield Community Center Mon., Tues., Thurs. 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sewing Classes Grove Park Community Center Mon., Wed., Fri. 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Tae Kwon Do Sykes Gymnasium Tues. & Thurs. 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Karate Champion Gymnasium Tues. & Thurs. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ceramic Classes Grove Park Community Center Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Martial Arts
Brazilian Style Medgar Evers Gymnasium Mon. & Tues. 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dominoes Sykes Gymnasium Saturday 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Volleyball Sykes Gymnasium Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Advanced Judo/
Self Defense Grove Park Community Center Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

African/Drum
Dance Ensemble Medgar Evers Gymnasium Friday 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

FreeStyle Basketball Sykes Gym daily Call for times

Freestyle Basketball Medgar Ever Gymnasium Mon. & Thurs. Call for times

Freestyle Basketball Champion Gymnasium Mon. & Wed. Call for times

Instructional Judo Grove Park Community Center Wed. & Fri. 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wheelchair Basketball Champion Gymnasium Call for times Call for times

Youth Night Sykes Gymnasium Friday Call for times

Youth Night Champion Gymnasium Friday Call for times

Youth Night Battlefield Community Center Friday Call for times

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