Special Events



Water Spray Parks

Improv 101

This class is the Center for Improv Advancement’s (CIA) introductory class to the world of improv! Whether your child is an actor looking to increase the in-demand skill of improvisation for professional commercial or theatrical work, or just someone who enjoys making people laugh and wants to have more fun and play in their life, this class will benefit EVERYBODY! In our classes, participants will work on the core skills of improvisation, building a foundation of acceptance, commitment, ensemble and FUN, culminating in a show for friends and family! All of our instructors are respected members of the improv community, locally, regionally, and some nationally! Come play with us, share the party, and brighten your future!

June 2 – July 14
KID Prov Classes
Ages 7-12
Every Friday: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
8 Weeks Classes: $90/$80 resident

Imrov 101
Ages 13-18
Every Friday: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
8 Weeks Classes: $90/$80 resident

Fruitvale Norris Rec. Building, 6221 Norris Road
Call for more information at Riverview Center: 392.2020


“YogaFit is a Hatha-based Vinyasa style of yoga. A fitness-inspired yoga program designed to build strength and flexibility. Students find it user-friendly, offering options for stronger or simpler poses and flows. It encourages us to be in the moment, to let the poses fit our own bodies and to let go of judgement, expectations and competition. YogaFit is for everyone!”

June 2 – July 21
Fridays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Ages 16 & up. $40/$35 resident

Greenacres Community Center, 2014 Calloway Drive, 392.2010

Design Your Own Board Game

Do you love games? What is your favorite – Monopoly? Risk? Chutes and Ladders? Each was designed by someone who loves games, just like you! In this course, you can play games with your friends, discuss what makes them fun, and then make your own! Want your game to be about elves protecting the forest? Cool! Or how about a game where astronauts explore Mars? Awesome! Or maybe a game where scientists come up with outrageous experiments? The sky is the limit! In this course, you will be able to design, illustrate, and organize your very own original game, and then you can take it home to play with your friends and family! Ages 8-12.

Monday – Friday
June 5 – 9
1:00pm – 2:30pm
$65/$55 resident for all 5 classes. All materials included.

Fruitvale Norris Rec Building, 6220 Norris Road
Call for information at Riverview Center at 392.2020

Write Your Own Fantasy

Do you love Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings? Do magical creatures or mysterious lands fill your imagination? Let the dragons, wizards, mermaids and warriors in your head come to life on the page! Learn the basics of creating your own fantasy story. Practice narrative arcs, develop detailed characters and settings, and even craft your own world maps. Leave class with a hand-bound book, written and illustrated by you! A great activity for kids of all writing abilities, with lots of art and personalized instruction. Ages 8-12.

Monday – Friday
June 12 – 16
1:00pm – 3:00pm
$75/$65 resident for all 5 classes. All materials included.

Fruitvale Norris Rec Building, 6220 Norris Road
Call for information at Riverview Center at 392.2020

Movies in the Park




Friday, June 30, 2017

Madison Grove Park, 10115 Norris Rd

Movie begins at dusk

Operation Just Keep Swimming

NOR is partnering with Dignity Health and other Kern County agencies to teach hands-only CPR, prevention tips and much more. This event is free for families and limited to the first 200 people. Refreshments will be provided at no cost to you, along with our Wibits and swimming for all. No outside food or drinks. All children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult 18 & older. NO water wings/floaties allowed. Coast Guard approved life jackets only.

Saturday, June 10th
11:00am – 1:00pm
NOR Pool, 401 Galaxy Ave

Sidewalk CPR Sessions
11:30am, 12:00pm and 12:30pm