Holiday Golf Gift Cards and Park Board Certificates

The perfect gift or easy stocking stuffer: Park Board Gift Certificates and Golf Gift Cards. Use Park Gift Certificates on activities like SPARC Sports, summer camps, tennis, ice hockey, figure skating, horseback riding and swim lessons, and even fitness memberships at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney and Doling, Cooper Tennis Complex and Springfield Skate Park! Golf Gift Cards are good at Bill & Payne Stewart, Horton Smith or Rivercut Golf Courses.

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Free Week Fitness Trial at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney or Doling Family Center

Come work out for free for a week with the Park Board Family Centers! Join Dec. 1, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018, and receive a FREE month of membership! Special incintives also for renewing members during this time. Some restrictions apply, see Centers for details!

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Wed., Nov. 30-Dec. 2 PGA Annual Golf Sale

Looking for great golf deals? Shop and save up to 75-percent off new and used golf products, as several area golf courses (including three Park Board courses) collaborate for their annual holiday PGA sale at 228 W. Sunshine, at the corner of Sunshine and Campbell, next to Whole Hog Cafe. Sale runs Thursday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Fri., Dec. 1 Kids' Night at Dan Kinney Family Center

Parents enjoy a night out while the kiddos watch The Muppet Christmas Carol, play games and do crafts at Dan Kinney Family Center, 5-8:30 p.m. For kids 5-12 yrs. $7/Members, $10/Non-Members.

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Fri., Dec. 1-Sun., Dec. 17 Candy Cane Lane (weekends only)

Drive through the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park and enjoy dazzling farm-themed holiday displays and more than 10,000 lights. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only, Dec. 1-17, 5-8 p.m. Hot cocoa and other treats available for purchase. $5/vehicle.

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Sat., Dec. 2 Little Elves Party at Doling Family Center

Need time to shop without the kids? Parents drop off your kids (5-10 yrs.) and we'll enjoy a night of crafts, cookie decorating, a movie, popcorn and more, 4-7:30 p.m. $7/Members, $10/Non-Members.

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Sat., Dec. 2 Christmas at the Farmstead

Join volunteers at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in the oldest house in Springfield. Decorate the tree with hand-made vintage ornaments. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and carols at Gray-Campbell Farmstead, 1-3 p.m. Free admission.

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Sun., Dec. 3, Sat., Dec. 23 and Mon., Dec. 25 Free Ice Skating

Free ice skating during the Festival of Lights at Mediacom Ice Park: Sun., Dec. 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Sat, Dec. 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; and Mon., Dec. 25, 5-6 p.m. Admission is free, rent skates for $3 or bring your own. And don't miss the holiday lights at Jordan Valley Park!

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Wed., Dec. 6 Tae Kwon Do begins at Chesterfield Family Center

Next Level Sport Karate offers Tae Kwon Do classes at Chesterfield Family Center. Beginner and advanced classes offered for all ages, teaching the discipline of Martial Arts and helping students develop motor skills, self-control and fitness. Dec. 6-28 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Beginner is at 6:30 p.m., Advanced at 7:30 p.m. $30/Member, $40/Non-Member.

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Sat., Dec. 9 Deadline for SPARC Intramural Basketball

Register for a fun six-week intramural basketball program this fall or this winter. Kids K-6th grade learn basic basketball skills and positive character traits. Season runs Jan. 20-Feb. 24. Games are played on Saturdays. Practices are scheduled by volunteer coaches on weekday evenings. Locations vary. Deadline to register is Dec. 9 $45/participant. Register online, or onsite Tues., Dec. 12 at Truman Elementary, or Thurs., Dec. 14 at Harrison Elementary, 4-6:30 p.m.

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Sat., Dec. 10 Create Wreaths and Centerpieces at Springfield Botanical Center

Create your own holiday wreath or centerpiece with fresh greenery and dried natural ornaments from the garden, 12-2 p.m. for anyone 12 yrs. and up. $25/Greenery item. Classes limited to 12, registration required. Or book your own group for a private decorating party anytime through the holidays!

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Mon., Dec. 11 Try Archery

Come try your hand at archery! This program allows beginners of all ages an opportunity to shoot a limited number of arrows, under instructor supervision. 6-7 p.m. Equipment is provided. Archery Range at the Davis House. $5/archer.

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Tues., Dec. 12 Lifestyle Academy

Learn Holiday Health Tips at 11:15 a.m. from wellness experts from the Health and Human Performance program. Free for members, daily fee for non-members.

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Fri., Dec. 22 SPARC Winter Break Program Kicks Off

Don't let your kids sit at home with the Winter Break Blues. Join the SPARC crew for fun-filled camp-style activities at Sequiota Elementary. Space is limited. Registration required. Winter Break Program is on Dec., 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 and Jan. 2., 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. For kids 5-12 yrs. $17/Child/Day

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Fri., Dec. 22 School's Out Christmas Gift and Decoration Making at Botanical Center

Make holiday decorations with dried materials from the garden. Choose from dried flowers, leaves, cones and pods to make ornaments, table decorations, wall hangings and more! Paint, ribbon and accessories included. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., all ages, $5/participant at Springfield Botanical Gardens.

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Sat., Dec. 23 Game of Skate and High Ollie Contest at the Skate Park

Shred it at the Springfield Skate Park and play a game of Skate (similar to HORSE) and see if you have what it takes to bring it to the High Ollie Contest. Prizes awarded to winner of each division. 7:30-9:30 p.m., free with the purchase of a skate session.

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