*In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders, participants in all Happy Valley Parks and Recreation programs will be asked to practice physical distancing, use hand sanitizer or wash their hands frequently, and stay home when they are sick.
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Fall & Winter Classes
Success Through Chess
Jan. 13 – Feb. 24, 3:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Ever wanted to get better at playing chess? This is the class for you! Curriculum designed by National Champion, Andrew Svehaug, you will learn not just how the game is played, but notation, tactics, and strategies to make the best moves possible in each game you play. This class is online and conducted via Zoom.
Video Game Design
Jan. 13 – Feb. 24, 3:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Welcome to the world of coding! Using block-based learning, students will learn how to create their own video games! If you have taken our classes before, we differentiate our lessons and allow students, both new and advanced, to get the most out of our classes. The class is online and conducted via Zoom.
All classes online via ZOOM
Engineering For Kids – Virtual Classes
Junior Mechanical Engineering – Let’s Make Toys
Jan. 12 – Mar. 02, 2:30p.m.-3:30p.m.
Our youngest engineers will be introduced to fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Students will explore and construct six different toys throughout this unit, including spinners, magical boomerang cans, wind-up whirligigs, and more. All materials needed for class will be provided and available for delivery or pickup at Happy Valley City Hall. This class is online and conducted via Zoom.
Educational Minecraft – Medieval Redstone Machinations
Jan. 12 – Mar. 02, 3:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Students need to purchase the Minecraft Java Edition if you do not have one already. The purchase link can be found here
Educational Minecraft is an expansive game that lets players design and create unique worlds with amazing structures. One of the more complicated aspects of Educational Minecraft is Redstone, which is Educational Minecraft’s version of electrical circuitry. This class will introduce students to the many uses of Redstone through a Medieval themed adventure of creation, exploration, and castle besieging, with students making mine cart tracks to help them gather resources, working together to build their kingdom, and designing traps to defend their castle, all with the use of Redstone. The class is online and conducted via Zoom.
Join The Kid’s Winter Movement Challenge!
HTC Race Series is excited to engage and empower kids to set and achieve awesome goals! When they put their minds to it, we believe that kids can do some pretty incredible things. Through goal-setting, determination, and lots of fun, kids have the opportunity to run, or walk, a total of 13.1 miles- a half marathon! Participants are encouraged to spread out their miles over days, or weeks, to achieve the total 13.1 mile goal. The Kid’s Movement Challenge provides the platform for kids to set goals, track mileage, and receive a medal for their incredible work. We hope to inspire kids to recognize and embrace their magnificent strength through movement!
DATE: Opening again for round 2 Winter 2020!
RACE COURSE: Work up to a Half Marathon, Run or Walk
HOW IT WORKS:
- Register with an adult’s email address
- Download and print your Mile Log
- Set your goals
- Go for your goals!
- Log back in and click ‘complete’
- Celebrate and show off your medal!
*Medals will be shipped on a weekly basis
Meals on Wheels are nutritious meals that are delivered Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These meals are intended for seniors over the age of 60, homebound and cannot physically or cognitively prepare their own meals. We serve seniors who live in the City of Happy Valley. Meals on Wheels volunteers have received background checks and training prior to delivery.
- The cost of each meal is $7.39.
- Participants are asked to contribute to the cost of the meal.
- Participants must be at home to receive meals.
- Please request meals when you are ready to receive them.
How to request Meals on Wheels service:
Complete the form below. The City of Happy Valley Parks and Recreation staff will contact you to review your eligibility in the program. To discuss your eligibility or for more information, please call 503-783-3819.
NOTE: To request a call to discuss the home-delivered meals program, please fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Happy Valley Park reservations open on February 15th each year. There are four covered areas available for reservations: Area A, B, C, and D (the gazebo). Reservations shall be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be confirmed by phone.
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