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Franklin Therapeutics Activities

All programs listed below take place at the Franklin Recreation Complex. For questions, please contact Jayne McFadden at 615-790-5719 ext. 2033 or jayne.mcfadden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

Therapeutics Open Swim 
This swim time is geared towards patrons with developmental disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities and their families/caregivers. Therapeutics Open Swim is offered every Saturday from 1pm-2pm at the Franklin Recreation Complex indoor pool. The cost is $2/person or patrons can scan their WCPR pass. This swim time is drop-in, no registration is required. Please note: Lap swimming is also allowed during this time. 

Swim, Pizza, and Movie
Meet us at the Franklin Rec Center and enjoy an afternoon with friends! Participants will swim first (please remember a towel and change of clothes) followed by a pizza lunch and a movie on the big screen. This program is geared towards young adult and up is offered on a Friday from 11am-2pm. Registration is required.
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

February 24 (Registration Code 25437)
April 14 (Registration Code 26541)

Bingo

Please join us for a delicious dinner and bring a friend to our monthly Bingo night! Enjoy dinner and a festive atmosphere...add an hour of exciting Bingo and you have a fun-filled evening! Dinner, drinks, dessert, and prizes are provided. This program is geared towards teens and up, and is offered the one Thursday each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We currently offer this special event at the Franklin Recreation Complex.
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

February 9 (Registration Code 25433)
March 2 (Registration Code 26437)
April 13 (Registration Code 26438)

Friendsday Wednesday
Wednesday should always be Friendsday! Come hang out with us as we create a fun craft or project and make a yummy snack to enjoy to together. The theme for each month will change. This program meets on a Wednesday from 10am-11:30am* and is for young adults and up. Registration required.
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).  

*Please note: Starting in December, the time for Friendsday Wednesday is changing to 10:30am-12pm. 

February 15: Valentine's Day Theme (Registration Code 25735)
March 22: St. Patrick's Day Theme (Registration Code 26459)
April 19: Earth Day Theme (Registration Code 26460)
May 17: Summer Theme (Registration Code 26461)

Culinary Creations
Come enjoy cooking with friends! Participants will have an opportunity to cook a variety of different foods that are tasty and easy to make at home. This class meets one Wednesday each month from 10:30am-12pm. Registration is required. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support). 

February 8 : Asian Dishes (Registration Code 25504)
March 1: Fettuccini (Registration Code 26434)

April 5: Paninis (Registration Code 26435)
May 10: Tacos & Quesadillas (Registration Code 26436)

Meal Prep 101
During this new class, participants will get to make a meal for two to take home and eat or freeze for another day. Participants will also get to try the finished meal that the instructor prepares. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

March 29: Sliders & Chocolate Eclair Cake (Registration Code 26539)
May 5: Enchilada Casserole (Registration Code 26540)

Strange Science & Sensory

In this class, participants will participate and interact in strange science experiments and also enjoy a variety of sensory activities. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support). 

March 31 (Registration Code 26542)
May 2 (Registration Code 26543)


Open Crafts Studio
 
Open Craft Studio will offer several craft options for participants to choose from, and all projects will be able to be taken home at the end of the program. Open Craft Studio meets on either a Monday or Friday afternoon, and the time varies. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support). 

February 27 (Registration Code 25528)
March 6 (Registration Code 26530)

March 15 (Registration Code 26533)
April 17 (Registration Code 26531)
May 8 (Registration Code 26532)

Open Paint Studio
Open Paint Studio will offer all the supplies needed to complete a painting of your choice. Canvases and paint supplies (water colors, acrylics, and oil paints) will be provided. Open Paint Studio meets on either a Monday or Friday afternoon, and time varies.  
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support). 

March 20 (Registration Code 26534)
April 3 (Registration Code 27157)
May 15 (Registration Code 26536)

Friday Crafternoon
In this fun craft class, participants will start and finish a craft project to take home at the end of class. Friday Crafternoon meets on a Friday from 1pm-2:30pm.
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

April 28 (Registration Code 26537)
May 19 (Registration Code 26538)

Valentine's Chocolate & Treat Making
In this fun and festive activity, participants will be making chocolates and other Valentine's Day themed treats. Participants will have treats to take home and share. 

PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

February 10 (Registration Code 25525)

Valentine's Day Card Making

Come out and make some special Valentine's Day cards. Participants will be able to use a variety of materials to make their card fantastic.
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

February 13 (Registration Code 25524)

Spa Day
In this activity, participants can get pampered for awhile. We will do manicures, facials, and maybe a new hairdo. We will serve light spa snacks. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

April 6 (Registration Code 26544)

Recreation Night
This teens and older program offers different activities each month, such as dinner and movie, socials, karaoke night, and dances. Dinner is also included with this activity. This program meets one Thursday each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Registration is required. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support)

February 23: Dinner Out (Registration Code 25571) *For this Recreation Night, we will meet at Old Chicago Pizza at 5:30pm and participants need to be picked up at 7:30pm. Dinner is Dutch treat. 
March 23: Karaoke Party (Registration Code 26439)
April 27: Minute to Win It Games (Registration Code 26440)
May 18: Outdoor Games and Cookout (Registration Code 26441)

Fitness Fun 
Want to have fun while staying healthy? Then, join us for Fitness Fun. This therapeutic recreation program for teens and up will help improve strength, balance and overall health. We start with stretching, followed by a variety of exercises using resistance bands, light hand weights and stability balls. We complete our workout with a 20-25 minute walk. Please note: Weather permitting, we will walk outside on the walking trail. If there is inclement weather, we will walk on the indoor walking track. Participants must be independent and can follow directions within a small group.  This program meets on Wednesdays at the Franklin Recreation Complex from 4pm-4:50pm.

February 1, 8, 15, and 22 (Registration Code 25436)
March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 (Registration Code 26527)
April 5, 12, 19, and 26 (Registration Code 26528)
May 3, 10, and 17 (Registration Code 26529)
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