September 2018 Newsletter

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Superheroes in Training

Superheroes in Training is a class geared toward teaching 10 – 16 year olds the proper way to work out with the hopes of starting a lifelong passion in being fit and avoiding injuries. There will be no weights involved, mostly body weight exercises and resistance bands. Whether you’re a young athlete or just an adult wanting to get your kids moving right; this is the perfect approach.
Dates: Mondays & Wednesday (4 weeks) September 10th-October 3rd 3:15-4:15pm
Prices: $99 for Members & $125 for Non-Members
Ages: 10-16 
Register here.

Commit to Be Fit

Are you looking for a higher level of training than you find in most exercise classes?  Do you want more individualized attention without sacrificing the camaraderie you find in group workout?  Commit to Be Fit is a small group training program designed with differing levels in mind. In this class you’ll learn how to improve movement mechanics as well as challenge each other to push yourselves through various up-tempo full-body workouts in a friendly and encouraging environment. You will receive accountability, motivation, support experience and expert guidance to reach your fitness goals!
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays September 11th-November 1st (8 weeks) 7am-8am
Prices: $180 members, $230 non-members
Registration here

 

The Miller Center and Senior Helpers

bring you Rock Steady Boxing

Miller Center performance training room


Description: Come and condition yourself to defend against and overcome your No.1 adversary: Parkinson’s Disease. Train for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, balance, hand-eye coordination, and footwork . This program has shown that forced, intense exercise can reduce, reverse and delay Parkinson’s Symptoms. 
Dates: Tueesdays & Thursdays 10-11:30am September 11th-November 1st
Prices: In an effort to allow everyone to participate, we offer this program at a reduced cost as a community benefit.
$60 member, $75 non-member (extra $50 for gloves, gels, & participant tee-shirt: not necessary purchase can bring own equipment)
Register here


Other Parkinson’s programming

PWR! Moves for Parksinson’s disease
Description: PWR!Moves is a PD-specific skill training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements. Dr. Farley created PWR!Moves® as the EVOLUTION of her original LSVT BIG® exercise program.  The BASIC4 | PWR!Moves® offer a flexible and functional amplitude-focused exercise approach that targets multiple symptoms, and that allows for adaptation for disease severity. 
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12-1 PM from September 10 – October 5
Prices: In an effort to allow everyone to participate, we offer this program at a reduced cost as a community benefit. $55 members, $75 non-members. 
Register here
Pedaling for Parkinson’s
Description: Indoor group cycle class focused on delaying the effects of Parkinson’s using heart rate monitors. Cycling in high heart rates has proven to make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively.
Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays 9 – 10 AM from September 10 – October 31 
Prices: In an effort to allow everyone to participate, we offer this program at a reduced cost as a community benefit. Member: $75, Non-member: $90.
Register here.

Les Mills Bodyflow Training

Details: Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYFLOW® is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. During BODYFLOW an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered. Happy. BODYFLOW is available as either a 55, 45 or 30-minute workout.

Dates: September 29 & 30, 2018 

Want to become an instructor? See our Director of Fitness, Robin Barth, or email her here. 

Members please note that there will be NO Group Exercise Classes in the Group Fitness room the weekend of September 29 and 30. 

Basketball Training Series


M.S. Basketball Training Series
Tuesday Nights- Sept 4th to Oct 9th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
6th to 8th grade
$135 for all 6 sessions or $25 drop in fee
Register here

Elementary Training Series

Wednesday Nights- Sept 5th to Oct 10th
5:30 to 7 p.m.
1st to 5th grade
$105 for 6 sessions or $20 drop in fee
Register here


Doubles/Singles

Pickleball Tournament

Doubles/Singles Pickleball Tournament

September 8th
Mens & Womens Doubles Tournament – Start at 9 AM
Mixed Doubles/Singles Tournament – Start at 12 NOON 
Age Divisions (12-29; 30-49; 50+)
Mixed Doubles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Singles (Men’s and Women’s)
CASH PRIZES!

Register here



Tennis, anyone?

Brand new at The Miller Center!


Cardio Tennis
September 10th, 17th, 24th and October 1st
7 to 8:30 p.m.
$40 for 4 sessions or $15 drop in fee
18 and older
Register here.Kids Tennis Club
September 10th, 17th, 24th and October 1st
5 to 8 year olds (5 to 6 p.m.)
Register here
9 to 12 year olds (6 to 7 p.m.)
Register here

$40 for 4 sessions or $15 drop in fee


After School at

Need after-school care for your kids?
We can help!

We offer a fun, active and educational program that your kids will LOVE.


Featuring: 
  • Flexible pricing – pay by the year, month or day.
  • TONS of activity for your kids rain or shine.
  • Homework help, snacks and LASD bus stops right here at the Center.



Need more information? Ready to sign up? Visit our After School page here, or call Keith Jacobsen at 570-556-4191. Email Keith here


 

Sports Activities for preschool aged kids!

Little Stars (2-4) and Big Stars (5-7) Basketball and Sluggers Training
Little Stars Basketball Training (September 6 to October 11) 
5:15 to 6 p.m.
$55 per person
Register here
Big Stars Basketball Training (September 6 to October 11) 
6 to 7 p.m.
$55 per person
Register here
Little Sluggers Baseball Training (September 11 to October 16)
5:15 to 6 p.m.
$55 per person
Register here
Big Sluggers Baseball Training (September 11 to October 16)
6 to 7 PM 
$55 per person
Register here

4 v 4 Mens & Womens Volleyball

Men’s
Wednedays – September 12th to November 7th
7 to 9 p.m.
$30 per player
Register here.
Women’s
Wednesdays – September 12th to November 7th
6 to 9 p.m.
$30 per player
Register here



Special Events

We’re excited to bring you FREE community programs on our Courtyard at The Miller Center! Please join us for one of our upcoming events. All of our Courtyard events feature FREE giveaways and FREE refreshments. See you soon!
Date Time Event
Wed 9/5 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Kale & Beet Greens
Wed 9/12 6:30 PM Service 1st: Get Financially Fit
Wed 9/19 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Squash
Wed 9/26 6:30 PM Victory Sports: Safer, Stronger, Faster
Wed 10/3 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Cauliflower
Wed 10/10 6:30 PM Service 1st: Understanding Your Credit Score
Wed 10/17 7 PM Ard’s Farm: Pumpkins

Children’s Health Fair

More info here!


Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9 AM to noon. 
Evangelical Community Hospital, The Miller Center and dozens of local agencies are putting on a FREE health fair for kids! Drop in anytime between 9 AM – noon for demonstrations, giveaways and lots of activities & fun.

FitnessOnDemand™ is here!

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The Miller Center is proud to announce the addition of FitnessOnDemand™ to our already extensive list of offerings in our Fitness Center. Robin Barth, Director of Fitness Operations for The Miller Center, explained, “We’re known for having the most group fitness classes of any facility in the region. While we take a lot of pride in having so many to choose from, we can’t have live instructors on-site every hour of everyday. FitnessOnDemand™ will allow us to supplement our live classes with the market leader in virtual fitness technology.”

The FitnessOnDemand™ system at The Miller Center is included with Fitness Center membership fees at no additional charge. Classes in both the Group Cycle and Group Exercise rooms. Videos include yoga, martial arts, mind & body, Tabata, HIIT and many others. Group Cycle videos have workouts that are either instructor-led or scenic routes with just landscapes and music.

The system will be available during regular business hours, and open for use when a live class is not already scheduled. Members who wish to try FitnessOnDemand™ can see any Miller Center team member for help with the system.

July 2018 Member of the Month

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness would like to honor Marcy Shaeffer as our Member of the Month for July, 2018.

Marcy is not just a member; Marcy is an advocate. Sure, Marcy can be seen checking into the fitness center to stay well, but her real reasons for being here are much more personal. Her countless volunteer hours in our Parkinson’s programs are what really caught the eye of Cindy Murphy, and that’s why she nominated her for Member of the Month.

We asked Marcy why volunteering at The Miller Center is so important to her. “Several years ago, a relative was diagnosed with Parkinson ’s disease. Over the years, I observed his ups and downs with medications, and many changes in physical abilities. His children are extremely concerned about his health, as are many other family members. It’s heartbreaking watching him deal with such a lousy disease.” Marcy adds, “Several months ago, Terry (Stahley) told me how rewarding it was assisting with the Parkinson’s disease class. (I had no idea that the Miller Center offered such a class.) I couldn’t help but wonder if my relative could benefit from such a class. However, I couldn’t really discuss it with him without more information. A few days later, I asked Cindy about the class and immediately volunteered to assist with the next session.”

As for what it’s like to volunteer in a Parkinson’s class at The Miller Center, Marcy remarked, “Volunteering to assist with the PWR!Moves for Parkinson’s Disease classes is a great experience – definitely not a task! I’ve observed improvement in physical abilities, and people willing to try new activities and exercises. Recently, one of the participants commented, “I couldn’t do this exercise a year ago.” Wow, what a powerful statement! Terry was right, volunteering to assist with the Parkinson’s Disease class is very, very rewarding!”

As our honoree, Marcy will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot. Congratulations, Marcy, on being our July 2018 Member of the Month! We are SO thankful for your membership, volunteer hours and most of all, for your kindness to others.

New employee spotlight

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Rawle Clarke is the newest member of The Miller Center family. Rawle joins us as a Personal Trainer and is anxious to get involved in other aspects of our fitness operations.

Rawle comes to us with an impressive list of experience and credentials, most notably, a program he calls “Superman Training.” Rawle created the class which uses a mixture of sparring techniques, core training and full body weight training to transform clients into their best self. He’s also experienced in the use of resistance bands, kettlebells, dumbbells, Olympic bars, and more. Rawle has also developed individualized training plans utilizing HIIT and weight training and is always happy to explain programs in detail to his clients so they can achieve the best results. Rawle aims to maintain his own peak physical condition so he can better serve his clients, no matter their age or fitness level.

Rawle, a New York native, currently lives in Danville with his wife Simone and kids Jackson and Sydney. In addition to his work here at the Center, he also is employed in the finance department at Geisinger as an accountant. Welcome to the party, Rawle! It’s great to have you aboard.

July 2018 Employee of the Month

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The Miller Center is pleased to announce our July 2018 Employee of the Month, Group Fitness Instructor Heather Baranoski.

Heather Baranoski, is a group fitness instructor certified in teaching a variety of classes to meet one’s fitness needs. Heather brings with her a diverse professional background.  In her past, she has worked with cardiac rehabilitation patients, residents of a senior living community, at-risk youth and community health populations. As a certified wellness coach, she provides a multi-dimensional approach to health and wellness with an emphasis on the enjoyment of the experience. “Smiling through my class is key, as it convinces your brain that you are having fun-regardless of what your body is telling you”.

While Heather is certainly known for her work as a Group Fitness Instructor here at The Miller Center, she’s involved in a lot more than that. Heather is passionate about her senior class members, pitches in around the Center whenever and wherever she can, and lately has been helping Director of Fitness Operations Robin Barth with class coordination and planning.

When she is not working at the Miller Center, Heather is also an assistant Varsity Girls Soccer Coach for the Muncy High School Indians. Heather lives with her husband Matt, daughter Lexi and dog Callie.

Congratulations, Heather, and thank you for such a big part of what we do! For being named our July 2018 Member of the Month honoree, Heather will receive a gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen café and a reserved parking spot.

Register for Parkinson’s programs

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The Miller Center recently received a generous gift from Senior Helpers of Sunbury to add Rock Steady Boxing to our line-up of programs to assist those suffering from the effects of Parkinson’s disease. Read more about Senior Helpers, their gift, and Rock Steady Boxing here. To register for programs, use the links below.

If you do not already have a RecDesk account with The Miller Center, please set one up here.

Cycling for Parkinson’s
Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 to 10 AM
Class runs July 9 – August 29, 2018
Register here.

PWR! Moves for Parkinson’s
Mondays & Wednesdays from noon to 1 PM
Class runs July 9 – August 3, 2018
Register here.

**Next Session Enrolling NOW!** PWR! Moves for Parkinson’s
Mondays & Wednesdays from noon to 1 PM
Class runs August 6 to August 31, 2018
Register here.

Rock Steady Boxing – Powered by Senior Helpers
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 AM
Class runs July 10 – August 30, 2018
Register here

**Next Session Enrolling NOW!** Rock Steady Boxing – Powered by Senior Helpers
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 AM
Class runs September 11 to November 1, 2018
Register here.

Rock Steady Boxing at The Miller Center

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Rock Steady Boxing is coming to The Miller Center! A generous $5,167 gift from Senior Helpers of Sunbury makes this the first program in the region of its kind, which helps sufferers of Parkinson’s disease by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. The first class will be on July 10, 2018.

Bobbi Emanuel, owner of Senior Helpers, said, “When I visited The Miller Center, I noticed that many people inside the organization had been personally touched by Parkinson’s disease. It’s very rare to find an agency where everyone, from the board, to staff members, to volunteers, have the heart and drive to help those with Parkinson’s. In the case of The Miller Center, it extends throughout the entire team. That brings a compassion and empathy that can’t be taught.”

Emanuel, who operates the Sunbury-based location with co-owner John Emanuel, says they provide varying levels of care to elderly clients in the surrounding 5-county area. She elaborated on what this program means to Senior Helpers caregivers, clients and leadership. “The number one thing this brings to us is the opportunity to touch more people. We were told one member drives an hour and a half to come to the Miller Center to participate in a Parkinson’s class because there is nothing like this close to his home. The more we can help educate volunteers, family, professional caregivers, and most of all, the general community, the better it will be. 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year. Like most neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson’s Disease effects everyone associated with the person who has the disease. Through our work with the Miller Center, we hope to assist with education and support all involved.”

Cindy Murphy, Rock Steady Boxing certified instructor, added “I’m so honored and grateful for this gift from Senior Helpers. Their generosity will enable us to purchase equipment needed to offer Rock Steady Boxing classes and allow me to pursue my dream of bringing hope to those in our community who suffer from Parkinson’s. I have already seen the health benefits that our PWR!Moves for Parkinson’s classes have had on those participating. I’ve also witnessed the comradery, encouragement and new friendships built among the participants as well as their caregivers. Adding Rock Steady Boxing will give people with Parkinson’s another exercise option to choose from.”

A special media event will take place at 9 AM on July 10, 2018 just before the inaugural class kicks off at 10 AM. Interviews, photo opportunities and demonstrations will take place. RSVP for the July 10 media event to drew.kelly@millerrec.org.

Foreground is Cindy Murphy, Certified Personal Trainer at The Miller Center, and Rock Steady Boxing instructor. Background, from left to right, Robin Barth, Director of Fitness Operations for The Miller Center, Courtney Matrey, Community Care Coordinator for Senior Helpers, Brenda Buckles, Client Service Manager for Senior Helpers, Bobbi and John Emanuel, Owners of Senior Helpers (Sunbury location), and Matt Miller, Founder of The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness.
Foreground is Cindy Murphy, Certified Personal Trainer at The Miller Center, and Rock Steady Boxing instructor. Background, from left to right, Robin Barth, Director of Fitness Operations for The Miller Center, Courtney Matrey, Community Care Coordinator for Senior Helpers, Brenda Buckles, Client Service Manager for Senior Helpers, Bobbi and John Emanuel, Owners of Senior Helpers (Sunbury location), and Matt Miller, Founder of The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness.

The Miller Center announces new Executive Director 

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Director of Communications Drew Kelly to succeed James Mathias

 LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness announced today that Drew Kelly, currently Director of Sales, Communications and Marketing, will succeed James P. Mathias as Executive Director of their 96,000+ square foot facility in East Buffalo Township.  Mathias will remain involved through the completion of construction, and will join the board of directors in 2018.

Mathias, the Center’s founding Executive Director, began his involvement in October 2012 overseeing funding, construction and initial operational phases. He remarked, “I am so proud of what we have accomplished thus far and having Drew Kelly at the helm is a perfect fit for the organization moving forward. Joining such a talented group of individuals on the Board and helping to chart the course for the future of the Miller Center is very exciting to me.”

Kelly, who will immediately begin working with Mathias in a transitional capacity, said, “I’m extremely honored to lead this amazing facility and carry out the vision of a premier health and wellness resource for the region. Jim has done an incredible job making the center a reality.  I’m extremely grateful that I’ll continue to benefit from his knowledge and expertise in the interim.”

Family representative Matthew Miller said, “We cannot thank Jim enough for his involvement with this project. From day one, he treated this Center as if it were his own, exhibiting an attention to detail that ensured our success before we opened our doors. Jim’s involvement ensured this project became a reality.  We’re elated that he will continue as a board member.  We are equally as enthusiastic to have a talented and seasoned team member in Drew Kelly who can step in and keep us on a course of continued success.”

About the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness

The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is a 501(c)(3) a community-based resource that fuels a lifelong passion for health and fitness, enhancing community health and wellness through education, empowerment and partnerships. Our facilities include: A 6,000 sq/ft synthetic turf field with drop-down cages for baseball, softball, and golf practice; Four hard courts surfaced with Taraflex laminate flooring; An 18,000 sq/ft fitness center equipped with Technogym and Precor exercise equipment; A specialized performance fitness room, and separate group fitness & multi-use rooms; A 13,000 sq/ft outdoor courtyard; and coming soon, a café featuring whole, fresh and mindfully-sourced foods and drop-in childcare. The Center features hundreds of programs spanning multiple sports and ranging from kids activities to Silver Sneakers. Group fitness classes include LES MILLS™, BEACHBODY®, TRX® Training, Cardio, Mind, Body, Core, and Functional. Established community partnerships are in place with Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger, Next Level Strong, NUU Soccer, Victory Sports & Fitness and Bison Club Field Hockey.

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Athletic trainer now on site

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is proud to announce that athletic training services are now on site. Provided through an agreement with Evangelical Community Hospital, athletic trainer Tyler Hanson will be available to members most weeknights from 3 to 9 PM and also during some weekend hours.

Tyler is originally from Northwest Indiana where he attended Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer and played baseball for 4 years. After graduating from Saint Joe’s in 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science, he then obtained his his Masters from Bloomsburg University’s Athletic Training program. At Bloom, Tyler spent time in the University’s Concussion Clinic as a Research Assistant.

Tyler has co-authored several collaborative studies at Bloomsburg, along with presenting findings at several American Academy of Neurology symposiums. You may have also run in to Tyler as an athletic trainer at Bucknell University, Bloomsburg University, and Next Level Fitness.

Tyler is now operating out of The Miller Center’s Athletic Training room, located in the Center’s main corridor, where he is fully stocked with supplies as well as an ice machine. Tyler can assist not only members coming off teh courts & turf, but the fitness center as well.

If you see Tyler around, be sure to say hello and inquire how he can help you can achieve your fitness goals injury free.

Birthday parties now available

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Looking for a great way to celebrate a birthday this year? Don’t worry! Leave all the planning to the Miller Center party hosts.

We do the work while you & your guests have all the fun! All you need to do is bring a cake, gifts and celebrate your loved one. We provide almost every game you can think of! If you don’t see it listed or if you have a special request, please let us know. We would love to make it happen.

Activities Include:  Baseball/Softball (Batting Cage) – Basketball – Dodgeball – Football – Soccer – Volleyball – Newcombe – Futsal – Floor Hockey – Lacrosse – Wiffle Ball – Kickball

Other Activities Include: Nerf Gun Wars (Not supplied) – Obstacle Course  – Superhero Party – Parachute – Relay Races – Playground

 **All packages include a t-shirt and a $15 discount to one summer camp, clinic or league during the upcoming year for the birthday guest.

 For a kid’s party, adults are welcome to attend at no additional cost.

Additional Food can be brought at no additional cost if the Miller Center doesn’t provide it.

In order to book a party, you must create an account on our website. You will then be sent an invoice. Payment in full is due by the day before the birthday party.

Little Tots Party Package
Ages: 1-3
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 10 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: One Hard Court/Turf and Multipurpose Room
Food: Three 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: Parachute, Puzzles, Obstacle Course, Relay Races, Legos, Playground & Arts & Crafts
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Little Stars Party Package
Ages: 2-5
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: One Hard Court/Turf and Multipurpose Room
Food: Four 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: One or two sports “Little Stars” style. Choose from: Soccer, Basketball, Kickball, Hockey, Football, Wiffleball.
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Multi-Sport Party Package
This party package consists of a mix of sports and favorite kid games- like dodgeball, kickball or wiffleball
Ages: 5+
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: One Hard Court/Turf and Multipurpose Room
Food: Four 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: As many sports as you would like
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Sport Specific Party Package
This party package is designed for your child to spend the day learning and playing a specific sport. This package will include drills and competitive games that your coach will put them through.
Ages: 5+
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: One Hard Court/Turf and Multipurpose Room
Food: Four 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: As many sports as you would like
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Brain Games Party Package
This party package is designed for your child who loves to experiment with new things like arts & crafts, science lab and engineering (block building/legos).
Ages: 5+
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Mins Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: Multipurpose Room
Food: Four 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Potential Party Ideas: Painting, Jewelry making, Science Projects, Block Building and Paper Airplane Contest
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations
Cost: $250 (Art Supplies NOT included)
($100 additional for supplies) (Please provide at least 6 weeks’ notice for most supplies)

  • Add Ons to Any Party!
  • Extra Party Time (30 mins): $50
  • Additional Court/Turf ($50/hour)
  • Extra Coach ($50) (If party is more than 20 kids)
  • Extra Participants ($4 for every additional kid above 15)
  • Extra Pizza ($7/pizza)
  • Extra Juice or Water ($0.50 per drink)
  • Watermelon Bowl ($10) (Serves 5-10 people)
  • Carrots and Ranch ($10) (Serves 5-10 people)
  • Fruit Tray ($40) (Serves 15-20 people)
  • Veggie Tray ($30) (Serves 10-15 people)
  • Cheese/Cracker Tray ($50) (Serves 15-20 people)
  • Chips/Salsa ($25) (Serves 15-20 people)
  • House Salad ($40) (Serves 15-20 people)

Cancellation Policy
The Miller Center requires a 3-day cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival.

All party bookings within 72 hours must be paid in full. Themes may be limited.

Facility Use Policy
No smoking, alcoholic beverages or use of any illegal substances on the grounds.
No profanity or fighting will be tolerated.
No provocative clothing or clothing with offensive pictures, words or sayings.
No dangerous activities.
No defacing of the physical property including but not limited to: tape, staples or nails on any surfaces. (Decorations must be approved)
No firearms, explosives, fireworks or similar items will be permitted.
All children must be monitored at all times to keep them in the contracted spaces and maintain safety.

Contact Keith Jacobsen at keith.jacobsen@millerrec.org for more info!
We look forward to seeing you at one of our Miller Center Birthday Parties!

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Miller Center Café is coming together

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The Café here at the Miller Center is coming together quickly and we’ve got an update on what’s going on. Today, our state-of-the-art pizza oven arrived from Maryland. The oven, manufactured by Marra Forni, is gas-fired and has nearly 7 square feet of cooking surface, enough to cook four large pizzas at a time.

The Café will feature delicious, healthy meals, grab & go items, salads, smoothies, cappuccino beverages and more.

The Marra Forni has arrived!
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Miller Center now offering homeschool gym classes

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is now offering gym classes for kids that are part of a homeschool program. The program will set out to help create well-rounded children while they learn different sports and have fun. There will also be a focus on developing three major character traits: Respect, Responsibility and Safety.

Feature sports for Fall 2017 include basketball, soccer, kickball, wiffleball, volleyball and hockey.

Homeschool gym classes for Fall 2017 begin October 3rd so register now by visiting our online signup page here and typing “Homeschool” in the search box.

If you have additional questions about Homeschool Gym Class, or any other program at The Miller Center, call Kyle Snyder at 570-556-4191 or email him here.

 

The Miller Center announces partnerships with local organizations

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LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is pleased to announce its partnership with two well-known and established organizations, North Union United Soccer Club and Bison Field Hockey Club. Both programs will use the Miller Center as its home base during the winter months to run leagues, camps, clinics and tournaments. “We are excited to have two premiere organizations teaming with us to create a center that can provide a variety of sports to our community as well as quality instruction and development for each sport,” said Kyle Snyder, the Sports and Recreation Director.

Bison Field Hockey will have training for all ages and ability levels. You can sign up now at http://bvrec.org/bison-field-hockey/. These clinics and camps focus on very individualized training and attention. Training for field hockey will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Tournaments will be held at the Miller Center on December 17th and February 10th. The Bison Field Hockey Club is organized by Jeremy and Sandra Cook. Jeremy is currently serving as the Head Coach at Bucknell University and has played and coached at the international level for 25 years. Sandra served as an assistant coach at multiple universities and also played indoor for the United State Women’s National Team. “Jeremy and I are thrilled that the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness will be the new home for the Bison Field Hockey Club.  This state of the art venue will help to grow the game in our area of Central PA. Partnering with three non-profit community based organizations; like the United States Field Hockey Association, Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority and now the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness allows us to serve the community through the sport that we love.” Cook said.

North Union United Soccer Club will also be hosting a sanctioned league, tournament and clinics for coaches and players. The sanctioned league will be operating as the Tri-County Futsal League this winter. Games will be played from November to February. Tournaments will be held in the new year. The league is accepting new teams at www.nuunited.com/futsal. The president of NUU, Darsh Bhangdia, said, “NUU is proud to announce a partnership with the Miller Center to bring futsal to the area. Futsal is fast paced soccer on a hard court with a small ball that encourages foot skills and passing. It is a

 

wonderful opportunity to develop skills and have fun.  It is open to all NUU teams in addition to the surrounding town teams and clubs. It will begin in November and run through the end of January”.

 

About the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness

The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is a 501(c)(3) a community-based resource that fuels a lifelong passion for health and fitness, enhancing community health and wellness through education, empowerment and partnerships. Our facilities include: A 6,000 sq/ft synthetic turf field with drop-down cages for baseball, softball, and golf practice; Four hard courts surfaced with Teraflex laminate flooring; An 18,000 sq/ft fitness center equipped with Technogym and Precor exercise equipment; A specialized performance fitness room, and separate group fitness & multi-use rooms; A 13,000 sq/ft outdoor courtyard; and coming soon, a café featuring whole, fresh and mindfully-sourced foods and drop-in childcare. The Center features hundreds of programs spanning multiple sports and ranging from kids activities to Silver Sneakers. Group fitness classes include LES MILLS™, BEACHBODY®, TRX® Training, Cardio, Mind, Body, Core, and Functional. Established community partnerships are in place with Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger, Next Level Strong, NUU Soccer, Victory Sports & Fitness and Bison Club Field Hockey.