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Recreation update: OCPR holiday art workshop, wrestling, youth basketball

Osage City Parks and Recreation has scheduled a holiday art workshop, and has opened signup for youth basketball programs as follows:

Youth Basketball (4-year-old and kindergarten)

This is an instructional basketball program designed to teach basketball fundamentals, shooting, dribbling, passing, and good sportsmanship through team practice and game play.

  • Kindergarten practice dates and location – Sundays – Jan. 12-Feb. 23 – 5-6 p.m. – OCES gym.
  • Kindergarten basketball instructors – Kate and Lucas Boss.
  • Players receive a team shirt and participation award.
  • Cost is $20 per player.
  • Kindergarten signup deadline – Jan. 6.

Youth Basketball (1st and 2nd grade)

1st and 2nd grade practice dates, time, and location – Mondays or Wednesdays – 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. Starting the week of Dec. 2 – OCES gym.

  • Team games start the week of Jan. 13.
  • Teams play 6 games – one game per week.
  • Games are played on Monday or Wednesday nights, 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m.
  • Players receive a team shirt and participation award.
  • Cost is $20 per player.
  • 1st and 2nd grade sign up deadline Nov. 15.
  • OCPR coach-player discount available and OCPR scholarship forms available.
  • Both signup forms are available through OCES, at Osage City Hall or online at


Holiday Art Workshop – Dec. 14.

Workshop instructor, Becky Weaver (USD 420 OCES art teacher).

  • K-2nd grade (9-10:30 a.m.) and 3rd-8th grade (10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
  • Location, OCES art room (Enter through the west doors by the OCES library.)
  • Cost: $20 per person.
  • Projects may include: Painting a Christmas inspired picture or decoration; creating an ornament for the tree; and making holiday cards to share with friends and family.
  • All projects will be available to take when the child leaves the workshop.
  • Reminder, art is messy, please dress accordingly.
  • Signup forms will be sent through Osage City Elementary School, are available at Osage City Hall, and are online at

For more workshop information, contact Becky Weaver,; or Corey Linton, 785-528-4610,


OC Youth Wrestling Club

Youth wrestlers must have turned 4 by Aug. 31, 2013, and cannot turn 19 by Aug. 31, 2014.

  • Practice location, OCPR Building, 517 South First St.
  • Wrestling club head coach, Jamy Dumbar. This is Jamy’s 6th season as the OC youth wrestling club head coach.
  • Practice dates and times: Novice practice – Tuesday/Thursday – 5-6 p.m. – Nov. 4-March 3. Advanced practice – Tuesday/Thursday – 6-7:30 p.m. – Nov. 4 – March 3.
  • Wrestling gear: Head gear and a team singlet for each wrestler is provided for their tournament. Practice clothes: Wrestlers need to wear comfortable clothes, T-shirt/sweat shirt, shorts/sweats, and wrestling shoes/socked feet on the mat.
  • Wrestling tournament schedule: The wrestling club participates in novice and open wrestling tournaments during January and February. Additional tournament information will be provided to the club by Jamy.
  • Club wrestler and parent meeting:  6-7 p.m., Nov. 4, OC school cafeteria.
  • The meeting will cover wrestlers signup, sportsmanship contract, and OC Wrestling Club bylaws.
  • Program fee: Negotiable up to $50, this includes a wrestling club T-shirt and registration with USA Wrestling. All OC Wrestling Club wrestlers register with USA Wrestling and compete in the Kansas branch of USA Wrestling.
  • Make checks out to Osage City Wrestling Club.
  • Signup deadline – Nov. 4.
  • Signup forms are available through the Osage City Elementary School, at Osage City Hall or online at

For more wrestling information, contact Jamy Dunbar at 785-528-3990 or email

See  OCPR online at Click City Departments, then Parks & Recreation for program information, printable sign-up forms, schedules, and more! Or for more information, contact Corey Linton, recreation director, at 785-528-4610, email, or at the OCPR office, 530 S. First St., Osage City.

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