What’s happening at the Birch Bay Activity Center?

Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 offers a slew of ongoing classes at the Birch Bay Activity Center, 7511 Gemini Street. Here’s what’s on its ongoing schedule:

Badminton: Sundays, 3–6 p.m., Two courts are available for open play, $3 per class.

Ballroom Dance: Tuesdays, 7:30–8:30 p.m. The class features a different dance style each month and is taught by Wendy and Megan Bloom at $50 per person.

Let’s Get Fit: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8–8:45 a.m. This fitness class is geared toward all ages and encourages participants to build strength and endurance by use of hand weights, bands and steps; $3 per class.

Pickleball: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:30–11:30 a.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; Thursdays, 12:30–3:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. for $3 per class. Classes range in complexity and focus on recreational play.

Pound: Mondays, Wednesdays, 6–6:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 10:30–11:15 a.m. Participants learn about dance fusion and movement using weighted drumsticks, $5 per class.

Shotokan Karate: Tuesdays, 5–6 p.m.; Thursdays, 4:30 p.m.– 6 p.m. The course is instructed by Eric Henry. Monthly classes are $40 per person, $100 per family per month or $5 per class.

Total Barre Basics: Tuesdays, 8:45–9:30 a.m.; Thursdays, 9:30–10:15 a.m. Angela Biondolillo teaches the course, which is a mix of pilates, dance, cardio, strength training for $5 each class.

Qigong and Meditation: Tuesdays, 4–4:45 p.m. Maureen Kelly teaches the ancient practice of Qigong and how to meditate for $5 per class.

Yoga: Tuesdays, 9:45– 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays, 6:15– 7:15 p.m. Maureen Kelly guides participants through various breathing exercises and a short meditation for $5 per class.

Zumba Fitness: Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m.; Fridays, 9 p.m; Saturdays, 9 a.m. The class features a wide variety of dance styles and encourages movement for $3 per class.

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