Virtual Programming

Orion Parks and Recreation Virtual Programming

Orion Parks and Recreation is dedicated to supporting all of Orion Township during this unprecedented time. In collaboration with our instructors, colleagues, and other area businesses, we're generating virtual programming that can be done in the safety of your home, but are still FUN, cost-effective, and will keep everyone active and mentally fit. 

Do you have any virtual programming ideas or any ideas that you would be willing to teach? Please fill out this form and we will work on making your ideas a reality!

Programs

Snapology of Troy-Macomb

Snapology helps children grow up with a thirst for knowledge. Snapology engages children in STEM activities using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. Check out their in-person and virtual summer camp options on our registration page!

ONLINE MAGIC CLASS WITH GARY KANTOR Session A
Professional magician Gary Kantor now teaches his popular magic class ONLINE. This 45-minute online class teaches children how to perform a number of mind-boggling tricks using everyday household items.  Gary will start by explaining the secrets to the tricks, and then both Gary and the children will practice everything in great detail. The children will have a blast as they learn exactly what to say and do when performing in front of an audience. And since this class is online, it can be taken whenever it is convenient for your schedule. And the videos can be watched again and again. Your entire family can even take this class together! Additionally, be sure to sign up for this class again since new tricks are taught each session. Class is for ages 5-12. (When you register, your registration receipt will include all the instructions and materials you will need for class be sure to retain your receipt.)

ONLINE BALLOON ANIMAL WORKSHOP Session A!
Professional balloon artist Gary Kantor introduces a 45 minute online class that teaches children the techniques needed to take plain balloons and transform them into incredible balloon animals (like dogs, butterflies, fish, etc.). By watching these online videos children will create their own balloon animals, with Gary walking them through each step in the process. And this class isn't just for the kids; parents will have a blast if they join the experience. Additionally, you can sign up again since each session makes different animals.  Ideal class age is 7 and above. (Note: you will need your own balloons and balloon pump. The pump and balloons cost about $13, your registration receipt will include complete instructions on what and where to purchase items. Be sure to retain your registration receipt.

TaikoFit Cardio Drumming Zoom Class- Thu, May 21 6:30 pm
Try TaikoFit Cardio Drumming for zip, zero, zilch! No strings attached! TaikoFit is a 60-minute drumming fitness class. Taiko is Japanese drumming. Japanese drumming uses big drums, big sticks and big moves. Combine the Taiko drumming style with high energy music and cardio and you have a really fun workout that reduces stress and is good for your mind, body and soul. No drumming experience is necessary.This class is taught by Cindi Carter who is affiliated with the Great Lakes Taiko Center in Novi. More Information

Orion Art Center Classes
Below are links the Orion Art Center is offering for free art lessons. These classes you should be able to complete with household materials, but if you want to you can purchase the kits for $5.00 each in the Orion Art Center web shop. How it works: Order online anytime Monday-Thursday (link below). Pick up your kit in person Friday & Saturday between 10 am & 1 pm at 115 S. Andrews St. Take home, create and have fun! After creating, snap a picture and tag the Orion Art Center and Orion Township Parks & Recreation. They also have other kits you can purchase and instructions and the video link will be emailed to you. Orion Art Center Web Shop

FREE Art Lessons:
Art Fun with Brenda - Georgs Seurat     https://youtu.be/l6SAkkWZyZM
Art Fun with Brenda - Wassily Kandinsky   https://youtu.be/we7lfLkc9dU
Art Fun with Brenda - Piet Mondrian https://youtu.be/pS4pLWxkHA0


Zumba Gold Zoom Class- Fri, Jun 19 9:30 am
Need some exercise and want to try something new? Give Zumba Gold a try. Class is held in the privacy of your home with our qualified instructor, Cyndy DuVal. Zumba Gold is geared for those 40+ or with limited mobility, but everyone is welcome!

Friday 6/19 9:30 AM Zumba (Zoom only)
Link to join:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82274129688
Meeting ID:  822 7412 9688

Challenger Sports Virtual Soccer
Looking for a progressive program for your soccer player? We understand that in this COVID-19 era the idea of coaching have changed. Therefore we have used our vast experience in the soccer coaching industy to (once again) set a new standard through our virtual training experience. Our Chanllenger Sports professionals and experienced staff will implement our tried and tested curriculum across our varied virtual offerings. These are intended to complement and not replace our physical training options. Visit challengersports.com to learn more about this program and use code Travers10%VIRTUAL to recieve a 10% discout.
Zoom Login: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84327101549
Meeting ID: 843 2710 1549


Heartfulness Virtual Meditation
The Heartfulness Meditation Program offers a simple set of relaxation and meditation exercises, which when practiced daily, help restore balance in life, manage stress, better your health, and most of all will lead you to inner calm and peace.Try a virtual meditation class in the comfort and safety of your own home. Registration is required by contacting Anjani Tiwari at anjani.tiwari@gmail.com Find more information about Heartfulness at https://detroitheartfulness.org/
Facebook Event Page- May 5

Broadway Dance- FREE Online Dance Classes
Do your kids love to dance? Try Family Tiny Tot Hip Hop, Twirl & Story Time and Jazz Try a free, online dance class with Broadway Dance Co. Email michelle@broadwaydanceco.com for the password and link. For more information click here.

50+ Virtual Spanish Club (Membership Required)
Orion Center members join in for a virtual Spanish Club meeting every Tuesday at 3:30 pm to learn how to speak Spanish. Please register and you will receive a link to the Zoom class in your email.
Register Here for Virtual Spanish Club 


Virtual 5K Your Race at Your Pace
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Anywhere | Sep 1-30 | Anytime | $33R/NR This is a great way to get healthy & fit in your own way, on your schedule. Run, walk, hike, bike, paddle, or even stroller your way through 3.1 miles or 5K in your neighborhood, local park or even in your house! Register now to get started on your way to good health and prepare for the upcoming Dragon Dash 5K. Registration fee includes a commemorative shirt, medal, and healthy new you. Let's get started!
Register Here

Virtual Italian Cooking (Private Group Classes)

Have a group of friends, family, or co-workers that might want to learn to cook an authentic Italian meal? Have a blast with your group learning how to make your favorite Italian foods virtually through Zoom with our instructor, Valentina. You'll select the meal from a long list of recipes and choose a time that works best for your group and Valentina. A flat fee of $50 will get you: 1.5 hours of private authentic Italian cooking lessons, up to 8 screens being able to join the lesson, and tons of memories with your friends, family, or co-workers! Call 248-391-0304x3505 to find out more information.

For more info Click Here or call 248-391-0304x3505 to schedule a time for your group.

FIT4MOM
FIT4MOM is the nation's leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. They are now offering their classes virtually. Your first class is always FREE. Click the link before to find out more about FIT4MOM classes

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DevYou Software Development
DevYou LLC is a metro Detroit based training company that focuses on teaching the fundamentals of software development. Classes are geared towards those who have never coded or are looking to learn a new programming language and are open to all ages.
C# Foundations 1:
Introduction into the C# language. Students will learn to:

  • Declare and intialize variables
  • Use arithmetic operators to perform calculations
  • Control the flow of an application
  • Use loop statements to repeat blocks of coded
  • At the end of the training, the learner will have created a complete Console application that can determine a budget when planning a trip to Mexico or Jamaica

For more information and to register
Mondays, April 27-June 1 5:30-7:30 pm

 

More Coming Soon!