Cure for the Wintertime Blues at Cabin Fever Day

2014-01-03T02:00:00Z Cure for the Wintertime Blues at Cabin Fever DayBy Tetona Dunlap - tdunlap@magicvalley.com Twin Falls Times-News

TWIN FALLS • Now that the holidays are over, how do you chase away those post-vacation blues? You jump, paint, swim and dribble your way across Twin Falls.

Twin Falls Parks and Recreation is holding its 14th annual Cabin Fever Day Saturday with 16 different activities at Twin Falls businesses.

If you plan to take the family on this day-long excursion at some of the most entertaining spots in town, you might want to plan ahead. Class sizes may be limited and will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Robin Dober, owner of Hands On, said her store has participated in the event for 10 years. In the past, about 300-400 people have visited Hands On in three hours, Dober said.

This year, Hands On will offer two, 90 minute classes. The maximum capacity for each class is 45 people. In previous years the event was more of a free-for-all, Dober said, and now it will be a bit more educational by showing participants different techniques using stickers, stamps, sponges and tape.

“They will get a little more of out it. It give us more of an opportunity to spend time with customers,” Dober said.

Have you had a chance to check out JumpTime?

If you haven’t, this will be the perfect weekend to do so. JumpTime opened Oct. 11 and it features 18,000-square-feet of trampolines, foam pits, slam-dunk basketball, inflatables, dodge ball, video games and more for the whole family.

“There are massage chairs for parents and the foam pit is for all ages. Jumping into a foam pit is lots of fun and you get to learn lots of tricks,” said Kenny Reed, assistant manager at JumpTime.

Reed hopes Cabin Fever Day will let even more families know about everything JumpTime has to offer.

“It’s a very family friendly place. All ages can jump, we don’t have any age restrictions. It’s good for everyone,” Reed said.

Ever wanted to learn how to break a board? Success Martial Arts has two sessions that will not only teach you how, but will also build focus, self control, courage and confidence. Participants will also get to practice their quickness and teamwork with “Noodle Samurai.” There is also a session that teaches teenagers and mothers how to defend themselves if threatened or attacked. Instructor Brian Higgins from Success Martial Arts said participants need to bring clothes that are comfortable to move around in.

“Our plan for the day is to give participants a preview of the Success Martial Arts culture of respect and ambition, while they learn some very basic self defense education and get some fun exercise,” Higgins said.

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