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The purpose of the Freedom Area Recreation Council is to build a public recreation program using public school buildings, grounds, parks and facilities, volunteers and local organizations, both public and private to stimulate interest in promoting and furthering the cause of recreation.

The current elected Officers and Board Members of FARC:

President Ken Whalen, Vice President Steve Delman, Secretary Tracy Cox, Treasurer John O’Donoghue

Members at Large:

Sue Podobnik, Curt Weise, Chris Pluta, Kirk Engle, Selena LaVeck

The Freedom Area Recreation Council is comprised of Elected Officers, Board Members, Program Representatives and interested individuals who share a common interest in recreational activities in the South Carroll area. All members are volunteers except for the Community Coordinator who serves as a liaison with the Carroll County Bureau of Recreation. The Freedom Area Recreation Council works in cooperation with the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks.

      Current FARC Information Flier June – August 2015

Download the FARC June – August 2015 Flier

The Freedom Area Recreation Council oversees the general operation of all programs sponsored by or affiliated with the Council. The Community Coordinator schedules all school and athletic fields for our recreational use.

Program fliers are distributed in Carroll County Public Schools in September, December, April and June. Copies are available in the Eldersburg Library or by e-mail by sending a request to FreedomRecCoordinator@gmail.com 

Freedom Area Recreation Council reminds you to park only in designated areas and obey “NO PARKING ZONES” at all school and park facilities.

To All Parents of children participating in FARC events and programs. Please remember that use of school/public facilities is a privilege allowed us by the individual school principal. Please ensure that your children are supervised at all times, especially siblings of program participants. All children must be escorted into and out of the building.

Carroll County Commissioners No Smoking policy states that the use of tobacco products is prohibited, within 50 yards of the playing field or site, immediately before, during, or immediately after a recreation council sponsored youth activity. No smoking is allowed inside or on school property. Your cooperation will assure our continued use of school/public property.

Programs are held in the community at the following locations:

Carrolltowne Elementary, Eldersburg Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Piney Ridge Elementary, Linton Spring Elementary & Community Room, Oklahoma Road Middle School, Sykesville Middle School, Liberty High School, Century High School, South Carroll Senior Center and Community Center, Carrolltown Mall, Fairhaven Park, Freedom Park, Hodges Park, Old Liberty Road Park

The Freedom Area Recreation Council meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00PM at the South Carroll Senior Center & Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Rd., Eldersburg

    • Future FARC meeting dates: June 18th, July 16th, August 20th

ADA STATEMENT: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Madeline M. Morey, The Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 410.386.3800, 1.888.302.8978, MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 or email mmorey@ccg.carr.org as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

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Soccer Summer Sessions

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Please see the following soccer summer sessions:

Green Terror Soccer

July13-16, Ages 4-6, 9:30 -11AM, Ages 7-14, 9AM- 1PM. Located in Westminster at Dutterer Family Park/West Middle School. For registration form go to: http://gowcrc.com/files/2015_Green_Terror_ Youth_Soccer_Camp.pdf

   

UK Elite Summer

July 6 – July 10, July 20- July 24 or Aug. 10 -Aug. 14, Freedom Park, 1111 Raincliff Road.

‘Soccer Training’ for 5- 8yrs and 7-14yrs from 9AM-12N. Full Day Soccer Training for 7 – 14 yr olds only from 9AM-3PM.

Go to our website:  www.ukelite.com to register.

 

Stankovic Soccer Academy

June 15 – June 19 or Aug. 3 – Aug. 7, 9AM-12N, Eldersburg Elem. For more information visit www.mikestankovicsocceracademy.com  

 

Soccer Source 360

-July 27-31, 9AM-12N, Eldersburg Elem. For more information log onto:

 www.mdsoccer.com

Soccer, Summer Programs

Crabtoberfest – Shrimp & Crab Feast October 5th

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Join the Freedom Area Recreation Council for its 7th annual Crabtoberfest—Shrimp & Crab Feast on Sat., Oct. 5, 6:30-10:30PM at the Optimist Hall on Rt. 32 in Eldersburg (next to Pizza Hut).

Proceeds benefit all FARC programs.

Good food, music, dancing, money wheel, 50/50 raffle.

To order tickets go to:

https://farc.sportssignup.com  

Limited tickets available, don’t delay!

Special Events

Eldersburg Library Summer Reading Program

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Join the Carroll County Public Library for great reading, fun programs and special events this summer. Our summer reading themes:

The Birth – 5th grade

Every Hero Has a Story

Teen

Unmask!

Adult

Escape the Ordinary

The summer program runs Jun. 1, – Aug. 8, 2015. For more information stop by your local library or check out our programs online at:

http://library.carr.org

You can read magazines, newspapers, books from a school reading list, or any book that you like! The main thing is … READ! If someone can’t read yet, they’re never too young to join in the fun! Good listening counts for children who have not yet learned to read, and there are fun activities too. You can’t be too old, either, as there are programs for teens and adults. And it is free!

Go to your area branch or look online http://library.carr.org/  for program dates, kick-off events, signup information, and the many shows, crafts, events and programs to add to your summer fun.

Reading, Summer Information, Summer Programs

Tennis – Drop In Doubles New Program!

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Tennis players of all levels are wanted for Drop-in Doubles. We will mix and match players to have fun, social tennis play. We are planning to have a weekday morning time and/or weekday afternoon/evening time at local courts. Also, the possibility of weekend play.

Playing days and times will be decided based on input from interested players (and court availability).

Who: Tennis Players

 

Where: Eldersburg Area Courts

 

When: Weekdays – mornings, afternoons or evenings, weather permitting. Possibility of weekend play.

 Cost: $5 per year

Registration: https://farc.sportssignup.com  

 

For more info email:

ROLinville+tennis@gmail.com

Summer Programs, Tennis

Freedom Fitness Summer Schedule

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Here is a listing of our summer classes:

 

Mon.                                                                                   

8:00 AM Breakfast Yoga with Tracy C

9:15 AM Zumba Fitness with Tracy C

10:15 AM Barre

with Heather

5 PM Zumba Toning

with Breanna

6 PM Pilates

with Kim

7 PM Zumba Step

with Tracy B

8 PM Yoga

with Tracy B

 

Tues.

9:15 AM Step Blast

with Breanna

10:15 AM Muscle Pump with Breanna

5 PM Booty Camp Cardio with Megan

6 PM Zumba Fitness

with Tracy C

7 PM Zumba Sentao

with Jan

8 PM Kettlebell AMPD

with Jan

 

Wed.

8:00 AM Breakfast Yoga

with Tracy C

9:15 AM Zumba Fitness

with Tracy C

10:15 AM Barre

with Heather

5 PM Zumba Toning

with Breanna

6 PM Pilates

with Kim

7 PM Zumba Step

with Tracy B

8 PM Yoga

with Tracy B

 

Thurs.

9:15 AM Step Blast

with Breanna

10:15 AM Muscle Pump

with Breanna

5 PM Booty Camp Cardio

with Megan

6 PM Zumba Fitness

with Tracy C

7 PM Piloxing 

with Nicole

8 PM Kettlebell AMPD

with Nicole

 

Fri.

9:15 AM Zumba in the Circuit with Breanna

10:15 AM Piloxing

with Heather

 

Sat.

8:30 AM Step Blast

with Breanna

9:30 AM Muscle Pump

with Breanna

10:45 AM Zumba Fitness

with Jan

 

Sun.

8:30 AM Zumba Toning

with Tracy B

9:30 AM Yoga

with Tracy B

Try the two weeks for $9.99 offer at: www.freedomfitness.info

pre-registration is required for all classes.

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Fitness, Summer Programs

Freedom Optimist Fall Soccer

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Late Registration for Freedom Optimist Soccer Still accepting players Fall 2015 Season thru July 31, 2015 for boys and girls from age three to seniors in high school. Everyone can play regardless of skill level.

Register online at: https://farc.sportssignup.com  For additional information check out our website at

www.eteamz.com/fosoccer  or email us at:

freedomoptsoccer@gmail.com  

FO Soccer Referees

New and experienced – must be in at least 7th grade. Training sessions in mid to late August. Register at:

https://farc.sportssignup.com

and we will contact you in early Aug. Any questions email us at:

fosreferees@gmail.com  

COED Adult Outdoor Soccer

Did you enjoy playing soccer as a kid and would like to play outdoors? FDO Soccer is looking for interested parties who would like to play in a COED Adult Outdoor Soccer league on Sunday mornings in the fall. Interested parties please email us at:

freedomoptsoccer@gmail.com

Soccer

Janie Konigsberg 21st Annual Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament

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Join this excellent opportunity to hit with youth of your own age and speed. This no pressure, relaxed tournament is for youth age 10-16, advance beginner and intermediate playing level.

Sat., June 13 (Raindate June 20) Liberty High tennis courts, 9AM.

Cost is $5.00 per participant. Registration forms available at www.freedomarearec.com  or the Eldersburg Library.

For information call 410-795-3292, or tbrecker@hotmail.com  

Don’t miss this opportunity to come and have FUN and test your skill!

 

Download the 21st Annual Junior Tennis Tournament Flier

 

Special Events, Tennis

Freedom Fighters Youth Rugby Club

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Join the Freedom Fighters Youth Touch Rugby Club. With 7’s Rugby becoming the newest Olympic sport, the time has never been better to learn the game. Youth ages 7-15 (on or before June 1) will learn rugby in a friendly supportive environment with teams participating in a two hand touch format.

Co-ed teams are divided into U-9, U-11, U-13 and U-15 and our brand new U-19 high school division.

Join us for an introduction to Youth Touch 7’s Rugby at the Spring Clinic, Sun., May 17, 4-6PM at Hodges Park (REAR of 5630 Hodges Road).

Practices will be held every Tues/Thurs. evening from 6:30-8PM starting May 29 at Hodges Park.

Registration fee is $65 per player, with a $10 sibling discount. Register at:

https://farc.sportssignup.com  

For information:

chriscarroll@remax.net

www.FreedomRugby.com

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Painting Party

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For adults 21+. A little art therapy is good for the heart and soul. Bring your favorite libation or non-alcoholic drink, and we’ll provide some fun, conversation and help you unwind with friends! All painting materials are included.

When: April 18, May 1, May 16, May 29

Cost: FARC participants pay only $30 (regularly $39) Register online: https://farc.sportssignup.com  

For additional painting event dates visit:

www.tutoringart.com  

Cut out this section, and mail along with a check for $30 (no credit cards, sorry) payable to FARC to:

FARC Painting Parties, P.O. Box 999, Sykesville, MD 21784

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