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Registration is underway for our 1st & 2nd Grade Basketball Clinic.  Visit here for details and registration form or register online by using the link below.









Click here to join the challenge or register for an account.







Register now for the third session of YOUTH GYMNASTICS!  Classes begin in January.  Don't delay...classes fill quickly.  Visit here for more information.  Click below to register online.










Have a college student or family back in town for the holidays?  Looking for an inexpensive gift for that 'hard to buy for' person on your Christmas list?  Want to try out the Civic Center before buying a membership?  Then our STOCKING STUFFER deal is for you!

Purchase a Civic Center "Stocking Stuffer" punch card for $15 and you'll get 5 daily visits to the Civic Center...plus if the cardholder purchases a new Civic Center membership by 2/1/17...we will waive the initiation fee ($25 value)!  Stocking Stuffers available at the front desk...available until 12/23.







Celebrate Good Times!...C'mon!
Celebrate with us!  We can help make your next group party memorable!
Click here for more information or contact Amber at 443-4174 to find out more about our Group Party Packages.








Scroll down for the newest "Fit Bits" from Civic Center trainer, April Kassebaum.








EMERALD ASH BORER IS HERE - WHAT NOW?


With the recent confirmation by the State of Nebraska Department of Agriculture of the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in Omaha as well as a second confirmation in Cass County (Greenwood)...Wahoo property owners are strongly encouraged to become well-informed about this invasive pest and the tremendous impact it is expected to have on the City of Wahoo's community forestry.

A recent survey of Wahoo's 'public' trees which includes trees on public property and in the street right-of-way, indicates that ash species comprise the largest single species of trees on public space in our community...nearly 325 trees!  Also keep in mind, this does not include the dozens of ash trees on private property.  Clearly, EAB will have a tremendous impact on Wahoo and our tree canopy.  Now is the time to learn as much as possible about EAB and it's impact so that you can make appropriate decisions regarding your ash trees.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find pertinent EAB information and links as well information about the Wahoo Community Forestry program.  Please take the time to review and become an informed property owner.








"Fit Bits"...by April Kassebaum, Certified Personal Trainer
A periodic feature offering timely fitness advice relevant to your Civic Center workout experience.



Looking for a thrilling and challenging way to ignite your "Core 44" muscles?

Try using the Civic Center's "Skittles" (Fitness Balls) located in the weight room to improve your core's stability,
balance, posture, and strength!  The specific exercises shown below are just a sampling of the many fitness ball
exercises available to help you improve your overall health and fitness.  Contact April Kassebaum for more details.

Before you get started, here's a few training tips when using fitness balls:


1)  Pick and choose the size of fitness ball that accompanies your height and more importantly...feels safest.  All of the fitness balls at the Civic Center are labeled with the recommended user height...see photo left (top).

2)  Always perform fitness ball exercises by a wall.

3)  Perform fitness ball exercises after doing 10-45 minutes of cardio.

4)  Never do a core workout on an empty stomach.  Drink at least 20 oz. of water before your core workout.

5)  Perform these exercises with 1-3 sets of 30 repetitions.

6)  Do a 30-second spine stretch between sets...see photo left (bottom).

STANDING LUNGE
 
WALL SQUAT
 

JACK KNIVES


ALTERNATING ROW



BICEP CURLS
USE A FITNESS BALL
AT WORK AS THE
CHAIR AT YOUR DESK

(She's pretend typing...)
TRICEP EXTENSION



Be stronger than your excuses!

April Kassebaum is available for fitness consultations at the Civic Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Visit her website to contact her directly at:  www.FitByApril.com









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Need a place to tan?...We've got you covered!  Click here for more details.
Please note:  We would encourage you to call ahead and make an appointment.






Nebraska Forest Service - EAB Site

Emerald Ash Borer Information Network

Map - EAB Treatment Consideration Zone
 & Current Quarantined Areas


EAB - Guidelines for Nebraska Homeowners

Selecting Trees for EAB Treatments

Omaha World-Herald Article:
EAB - Homeowner's Guide



Wahoo Community Forestry Information

Wahoo Community Forestry Ordinance - A Property Owner's Guide
Application for Tree Planting Permit
Street Tree List
ReTree Nebraska's 16 for 2016
Tree Selection and Planting - Best Practices
Recognizing Tree Hazards - Part 1
Recognizing Tree Hazards - Part 2



Wahoo Parks and Recreation
310 N. Linden St.
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
(402) 443-4174
Fax: (402) 443-4179
Email: WahooCivicCenter

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