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Valley Community Center updates hours

VALLEY — Earlier this week, the Valley Community Center announced new opening hours. On Monday through Friday, it’s open from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m., when it closes for cleaning.

It reopens at 11:30 a.m. and remains open until 3:30 p.m. when it closes for more sanitation. It’s then open from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The center is open on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

“We are slowly picking up participation,” Valley Parks & Recreation Director Laurie Blount told the city council at Tuesday’s meeting. “Everyone must practice social distancing and stay six feet apart at all times. We are asking anyone who has a fever or feeling ill not to come in. Hand sanitizer is available, and we are asking everyone to use it. Masks are encouraged.”

The fitness room is open. Participants are asked to be at least six feet apart at all times, limit their stay to an hour and to not share equipment.

“We are looking at having baseball and softball this summer,” Blount said. “We could start by June 15. We are waiting to see what numbers we come up with. We are hoping to put something together so they can play.”

The basketball and racquetball courts will open as soon as possible, Blount said.

The Community Center pool is open from noon until 3 p.m. EST on Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The walking track is now open.

There’s a full class schedule according to the following times: AM Fit Mix, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; Noon Bootcamp, 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.; Evening Bootcamp, 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday;  Dance2Fit. 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; SilverSneakers Cardio, 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and SilverSplash, 9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

“We had a good turnout last Friday at the Farmers Market,” Blount said. “The seniors have gotten their coupons and that could be a factor. If it’s raining, we are asking people to stay in their cars. A staff member will go to your car to get your order. They will go to one of the booths, get what you want and return it to you.”

Blount said good produce has been coming to the market the past couple of Fridays.

“We’ve had some good vegetables the past couple of weeks,” Blount said.