Leisure Programs

The Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center offers many leisure and enrichment programs for preschoolers, youth, teens, and adults. We have something for everyone! 

Please check out the Connections magazine for an listing of class dates, times and fees, click here to view and register online, or call (734) 466-2900 for more information.


  • Ballet
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Fencing
  • Jazz
  • Joy of Painting the Bob Ross Way
  • Karate
  • Kung Fu
  • Medieval Longsword
  • Messy Play Crafting Class
  • Nerf Nights
  • Safety Courses (Hunter, Boater, ORV, Snowmobile)
  • Snapology Workshops
  • Sports and Games Toddler Classes
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Tap
  • Tai Chi

Women practicing Tai Chi

KidCreate Studio

KidCreate Studio's award-winning art classes allow kids to explore art in an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge-worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts and experimenting with different art materials. The curriculum is age-appropriate and designed to inspire. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem-building atmosphere full of "I did it" moments. Making a mess is the best with KidCreate Studio! Click here for details and registration on the following programs:

KidCreate StudioAgesDayDateTime
Slime-tastic Art Sibling Camp4-10Mon-Thu.June 27-301-4 p.m.
Dino Discovery18m-6yTue.June 2811:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Oh My, Glitter! Sibling Camp4-10Mon-Thu.July 25-281-4 p.m.
Everyday Hero - Firefighter18m-6yTue.July 2611:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
End of Summer Bash Sibling Camp4-10Mon-Thu.Aug. 15-181-4 p.m.
Nemo's World18m-6yTue.Aug. 1611:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Our Littlest Fan’s Favorites Art Class18m-6yMon. x4Sept. 19-Oct. 109:30-10:30 a.m.
Encanto5-12Mon. x4Sept. 26-Oct. 175:30-6:30 p.m.
Keepsake Halloween Craft18m-6yMon.Oct. 249:30-10:30 a.m.
Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Scene4-10Sat.Oct. 291-4 p.m.
Dino Dress UP18m-6yMon.Nov. 79:30-10:30 a.m.
Candylicious Thanksgiving Craft4-10Sat.Nov. 191-4 p.m.
Gobble Gobble!18m-6yMon.Nov. 219:30-10:30 a.m.
Ornament Making18m-6yMon.Dec. 59:30-10:30 a.m.
The Grinch’s BFF4-10Sat.Dec. 171-4 p.m.
S is for Santa18m-6yMon.Dec. 199:30-10:30 a.m.
A Very Messy Art Camp – Winter Break4-10Tue-Thu.Dec. 27-291-4 p.m.

Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion is dedicated to providing the highest-quality programs to inspire and educate elementary school-aged children in a fun, interesting and hands-on approach. Click here for details and registration on the following programs:

Minds in MotionAgesDayDateTime
CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Mini Camp
7-12Mon-Fri.July 11-151-4 p.m.
Future Engineers Mini Camp7-12Mon-Fri.Aug. 1-51-4 p.m.
Cybercrawler Robot7-12Sat. x2Oct. 1, 89 a.m. to noon
Electricity and Magnetmania7-12Mon. x6Nov. 7-Dec. 125:30-6:30 p.m.

Everybody’s Birthday

Saturdays from noon-5 p.m. Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17. More details coming soon!

2022-2-27 Medieval Longsword Training Opens in new window

2022-2-24 Tae Kwon Do