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MISSION STATEMENT The Department strives to: Improve the quality of life through the provision of well-balanced, high-quality recreation programs for the residents of McAllen to enjoy during their leisure time. Facilitate wholesome and constructive programs with a measurable value to the community. Provide attractive and well-maintained major parks and recreation facilities in each sector of the city. These facilities should be within a reasonable distance of every surrounding neighborhood and offer safe opportunities for athletic competition, facility gatherings, and other passive and active recreation activities. Promote environmental conservation, eco and cultural tourism and socially oriented special events.

WALK-IN REGISTRATION

Walk-in registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, pending space availability at the following locations:

NORTH McALLEN

Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave · 956-681-3340 Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CENTRAL McALLEN

Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N. 25th Street · 956-681-3350 Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

We constantly strive to provide you with the highest quality recreation programs. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with a class or activity, please tell us so we can respond to your concerns. In addition to using your feedback to help us improve, for nearly all of our programs, we will arrange one of the following: TRANSFERS between classes will be allowed only prior to the second class meeting, at no charge. After the second class meeting, transfers may be made, pending space availability, with a charge of $5 per class. REFUNDS for classes will be allowed only prior to the second class meeting and will carry a $10 fee per class. Refunds will take 30 to 60 days to process.

Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd · 956-681-3360 Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Requests for transfers and refunds must be in writing. Some of our programs, such as adult leagues, contract programs and facility rentals, have different, specific policies which apply. The McAllen Parks and Recreation Department retains the privilege of canceling any scheduled activity that fails to generate minimum interest.

FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED: CASH, CHECK, VISA & MASTERCARD

MEDICAL POLICY

SOUTH McALLEN

WALK IN REGISTRATION IS NOT ACCEPTED AT THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE LOCATED ON WARE RD. Registration is not accepted at program sites. Advance registration required. Participants may be asked for a proof of residency.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Visit https://webtrac.mcallen.net to register online. You must create a username and password, as well as enter all pertinent household information before the website will allow you to register online. Online forms of payment include Visa and Mastercard. Please call the administration office at 956-6813333 if you need assistance.

RETURNED CHECK POLICY

A $20 service charge will be assessed for all returned checks, and students will be removed from classes until finances are settled.

The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department will not prohibit any person from participating in an activity due to a medical condition or handicap, unless such condition is likely to cause injury to that individual or other participants in the activity. A participant who has been notified by a qualified medical professional that he/she has a medical condition that is likely to cause injury to themselves or other participants, is obligated to inform the Parks and Recreation Department, at the time of registration, of the condition and willingly withdraw from the program or activity if requested by the Department. It is recommended that all participants receive medical authorization before participating in these programs.

INCLUSION PROCESS

The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation welcomes the opportunity to accommodate our patrons with special needs so that full participation in leisure and recreation programs may be enjoyed by all. Reasonable modifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis taking the appropriate steps to ensuring a safe and enjoyable leisure experience. Patrons with special needs are encouraged to bring a companion with them for assistance at no extra charge in lieu of an additional staff member. The initial request for accommodation should be made on the program registration form.

SPECIAL EVENTS 3

It’s a fun swim party for your and your dog! Bring your pooch and favorite toys for a dip in the pool. Proof of current vaccinations required for entry. DATE: TIME: PLACE: FEE:

Saturday, September 14 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Los Encinos Pool, 3300 Sarah Ave. $1.00 per dog (2 dogs max per owner)

CONTACT 956-681-3333 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Saturday, September 28 Dinner 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. • Dance 8:00 p.m. to Midnight Palm View Community Center • 3401 Jordan Rd. McAllen 14 to 16 years $95 includes Quinceanera & 10 Guests Additional Guests $10 each (limit may apply)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 CONTACT 956-681-3360 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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4 SPECIAL EVENTS Includes timed run & family walk events. Beware of the dark on this Halloween-themed night run. Participants will encounter spooky scenes as they make their way through the route. Wear a Halloween costume at the event and receive a special gift on race day! Enjoy food, games, contests and music at the post-race Halloween party. DATE: Saturday, October 19 TIME: 7:30 Race Start PLACE: Westside Park, 1000 S. Ware Rd AGES: All Ages - Kids 6 & Under FREE! TIMED RUN ADVANCE REGISTRATION: $15 350513.Y1 ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $30 FAMILY WALK ADVANCE REGISTRATION: $10 350513.Y2 ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $20 *FIRST 400 REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS GET A FREE EVENT T-SHIRT, GLOW IN THE DARK SURVIVOR MEDAL & GOODIE BAG!

Thursday, October 31 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Municipal Park & Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. Fun for everyone! Halloween festival includes candy, games, arts & crafts, activities, contests, music and a haunted house. Experience the unique canoe tours through the haunted pool, if you dare! Small admission fee may apply for some activities.

A truly unique experience for Mom to spend some quality time together with her son. Enjoy a 4 delicious BBQ dinner, camo face painting, archery hunting themed games & more!

DATE: Saturday, November mber 9th pm TIME: 6:30 - 10:000 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave. McAllen

AGE: 4 years & Up FEE: $35 per Mother & Son Pair plus $5 per each additional son DEADLINE: Monday, November 4

SPECIAL EVENTS 5 Saturday, December 7 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. • Lighted Parade 7 p.m. Archer Park • 101 N. Main Street McAllen

This city-wide holiday celebration features a traditional Mexican posada, a lighted parade and live nativity. Other activities include live music and entertainment on three stages, food booths, children’s area and holiday vendors Enjoy the lighted parade featuring floats , marching bands, and entries from local non-profit and civic groups.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 • 7:00 A.M. McALLEN DE LEON SOCCER COMPLEX MARATHON • 26.2 MILES HALF MARATHON • 13.1 MILES FOUR PERSON RELAY • 6.55 MILES EACH

FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.MCALLENMARATHON.COM REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.ACTIVE.COM REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

From Texas for a Christmas Night Holiday Concert in the Park Thursday, December 19 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. $5 per person Quinta Mazatlan 600 Sunset Dr. McAllen

6 YOUTH SPORTS VOLLEYBALL SKILLS & DRILLS

FOOTBALL SKILLS

Learn basic football skills including throwing, kicking, blocking & punting.

Basic introduction to skills and techniques including running, dribbling and kicking. Activity takes place indoors and outdoors.

PLACE: DATE: AGE:

Lark Community Center Tuesday & Thursday Session 1: September 9 - October 10 Session 2: October 14 - November 21 3 - 4 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. R $18 NR $23 5 - 6 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. R $18 NR $23 7+ 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. R $23 NR $28

PLACE: DATE: AGE:

Palm View Community Center Monday & Wednesday Session 1: September 9 - October 10 Session 2: October 14 - November 21 5 - 6 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. R $18 NR $23 7 - 8 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. R $23 NR $28

“BUMPERS” BEGINNER - INTERMEDIATE

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PLACE: DATE: AGE:

Lark Community Center Monday & Wednesday Session 1: September 9 - October 10 Session 2: October 14 - November 21 3 - 4 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. R $18 NR $23 5 - 6 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. R $18 NR $23 7+ 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. R $23 NR $28

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Monday & Wednesday 5:45 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. 6 & Up $50 per session *CLASS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REFUNDS.

Session 1: Sep. 2 – Sep. 25 Session 2: Sep. 30 – Oct. 23 Session 3: Oct. 28 – Nov. 20 Session 4: Nov. 25 – Dec. 18

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“DIGGERS” INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED

DATE: TIME: PLACE: AGE: FEE:

Monday & Wednesday 6:50 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. 6 & Up $50 per session *CLASS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REFUNDS.

Session 1: Sep. 2 – Sep. 25 Session 2: Sep. 30 – Oct. 23 Session 3: Oct. 28 – Nov. 20 Session 4: Nov. 25 – Dec. 18

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HOOP STARZ

Intro to basketball skills. Learn the fundamental form of dribbling, passing & shooting. PLACE: DATE: AGE:

Lark Community Center Monday & Wednesday Session 1: September 9 - October 10 Session 2: October 14 - November 21 3 - 4 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. R $18 NR $23 5 - 6 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. R $18 NR $23 7+ 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. R $23 NR $28

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NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK FOOTBALL SKILLS CHALLENGE

Sponsored by the National Football League (NFL) and Pepsi, boys and girls compete separately in five age divisions in punting, passing, and kicking. Local winners will advance to the Sectional Competition. Proof of age (Birth Certificate or Baptismal Record) required.

DATE: Saturday, August 21 at 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Westside Park, 1000 S. Ware Rd.

AGE: FEE:

Boys & Girls, 6 - 15 years FREE Register on-site or in advance

McALLEN TRACK CLUB

Under the direction of Coach Tony Trejo, continue your track & field training to get ahead of the competition. Stay in shape and improve your technique, strength & stamina! DATE: TIME: PLACE: AGE: FEE:

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SOCCER SKILLS

Learn and develop the skills to play recreationally or competitive in a comfortable and enjoyable environment. Instructed by Dr. Chavez who holds a PhD in Educational Counseling, a Masters in Education and Kinesiology. She has accumulated 17 years of experience playing volleyball internationally and as a physical education teacher. Dr. Chavez is also a member of (AVCA) American Volleyball Coach Association.

Tuesday & Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Jackson Elementary Park, 501 W. Harvey 5 - 18 years $40 per session

Session 1: September 10 - 25 Session 2: October 1 - 30 Session 3: November 5 - 27

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McALLEN YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION (MYSA)

4311 N. 10th St. Suite A McAllen TX 78504 (956) 631-0431 Fax (956) 631-9514 mcallenyouthsoccer@hotmail.com www.mysasoccer.com

EARLY REGISTRATION: June 17 - August 24 LATE REGISTRATION: August 26 plus $10 fee FALL SEASON: Saturday, September 21 - November 16 FEE:$140 for 2 seasons Fall & Spring (uniform included) If paid separately $90 Fall & $60 Spring New players need to bring birth certificate, passport or immunization record. DYNAMO JUNIORS TRAINING ACADEMY The developmental program focuses on skills and team concepts. All classes are age appropriate and emphasize teaching children how to think on the field while having fun. Sessions contain both basic technique and small sided games. TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. PLACE: De Leon Soccer Complex. 2001 Fern Ave. AGE: 3 -11 years (Boys & Girls) FEE: $30 per session (includes t-shirt) Players need to bring: Size #3 soccer ball/water/soccer shoes/shin guards Session 1: Sept. 9- 30 Session 4: Oct. 9 - 30 Session 2: Sept. 11 - Oct. 2 Session 5: Nov. 4 - Dec. 2 Session 3: Oct. 7 - 28 Session 6: Nov. 6 - Dec. 4

TO REGISTER CONTACT MYSA AT 956-631-0431

7 ATHLETICS ADULT SPORTS ADULT OPEN GYM

Here’s a chance to practice your skills or play a friendly pick-up game at your local community center gym. Program is offered pending space availability. BASKETBALL DATE: Tuesday & Thursday 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGE: Adults 18 & Over FEE: $1.00 per day DATE: Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center AGE: Adults 18 & Over FEE: $1.00 per day VOLLEYBALL DATE: Monday & Wednesday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center AGE: Adults 18 & Over FEE: $1.00 per day

FRIGHT NITE 5K

Includes timed run & family walk events. Beware of the dark on this Halloweenthemed night run. Participants will encounter spooky scenes as they make their way through the route. Wear a Halloween costume at the event and receive a special gift on race day! Enjoy food, games, contests and music at the post-race Halloween party. DATE: Saturday, October 19 TIME: 7:30 Race Start PLACE: Westside Park, 1000 S. Ware Rd AGES: All Ages - Kids 6 & Under FREE! TIMED RUN* ADVANCE REGISTRATION: $15 ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $30 ACTIVITY #350513.Y1 FAMILY WALK* ADVANCE REGISTRATION: $10 ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $20 ACTIVITY #350513.Y2

*FIRST 400 REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS GET A FREE EVENT T-SHIRT, GLOW IN THE DARK SURVIVOR MEDAL & GOODIE BAG!

CHRISTMAS CRUSH

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Men’s D Class Division

DATE: December 14 -15 PLACE: Westside Park 1000 S. Ware Rd. FEE: $175 per team ASA Rules Apply

ADULT ATHLETIC LEAGUES

The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department athletic leagues play under the rules and regulations of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF).

ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day play DATE: September 12 - November 21. PLACE: Los Encinos Park , 2900 Sarah Ave. FEE: $225 per team

MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m.

ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE AGE No younger than 18 of the first day of play DATE: September 10 - October 10 TIME: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center , 2601 Lark Ave. Palm View Community Center, 3401 Jordan Rd FEE: $275 per team

ADULT A.S.A. SOFTBALL LEAGUE Divisions: B, C, D, E and Co-Rec

AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day of play DATE: Monday - Friday, September 9 - November 15 PLACE: Westside Softball Complex,1000 S. Ware Rd. FEE: $350 per team MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.

ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day of play DATE: September 11 - November 13 PLACE: Palm View Community Center, 3401 Jordan Rd FEE: $225 per team MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m.

MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Lark Community Center on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m.

ADULT 3 ON 3 SAND VOLLEYBALL AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day of play DATE: September 9 - November 11 PLACE: Los Encinos Park, 2900 Sarah Ave. FEE: $225 per team MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Registration is accepted in person on a first-come, first-serve basis August 26 - 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Palm View Community Center located at 3401 Jordan Rd. Softball registration will take place on the corresponding day of play (i.e.Co-Rec leagues, register on Monday, Tuesday leagues register on Tuesday, etc.) For more information contact Athletics Superintendent Victor Ayala at 956-681-3333.

8 YOUTH PROGRAMS MIS QUINCE - MY 15

Want to have a Quinceanera? We can help! The cake, the dinner, invitations and 5X7 picture included. Come and join our Second Annual Mis Quince Event with all the decorations and great music for enjoyment of all your guests. Space is limited so register soon! For more information contact 956-681-3360. DATE: TIME:

Saturday, September 28 Dinner 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dance 8:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd.

AGE: 14 - 16 years Boys & Girls FEE: $95 (includes Mis Quince & 10 guests) 770999.13 $10 per additional guest (limit applies) 770999.03 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Saturday, Sept. 7

MOMMY & SON DATE NIGHT

A truly unique experience for Mom to spend some quality time together with her son. Enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner, camo-face painting, archery, hunting themed games and more! For more information contact 956-681-3340. DATE: Saturday, November 9 TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave.

AGE: 4 years & Up FEE: $35 per Mother & Son Pair 781613.01 $5 per each additional son 781613.02 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, Nov. 4

LAS PALMAS PERFORMING BALLET FOLKLORICO

Perform a variety of traditional Mexican folklorico as well as popular hispanic dances at a variety of community events throughout the year. Audition and instructor approval required prior to registration. For more information contact Las Palmas Community Center at 956-681-3350.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Supervised after school play and homework help are held at the following elementary locations : Alvarez Elementary Bonham Elementary Escandon Elementary Fields Elementary Jackson Elementary Lark Community Center McAuliffe Elementary Navarro Elementary Sam Houston Elementary Wilson Elementary

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DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. FEE: $90 Fall Session/ $90 Spring Session per each participant (up to two children). Subsequent children are at no fee. Fee may be waiver if child is able to provide proof of participation in Medicaid, CHIPS or other assistance program. *The Afterschool Program is only available during regular class days. The program observes all early release days and school holidays.

For more information contact McAllen Parks and Recreation at 956-681-3333.

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5101 N. 10th Street McAllen, TX 78504 (956) 631- 9600

9 YOUTH EVENING CLASSES YOUTH CAMPS ADULT SPORTS PROGRAM PLACE DAY Hands on Art LPCC M & W Just Dance LPCC M & W Ballet LPCC M & W Youth & Yarn LPCC T & TH Acoustic Guitar LPCC T & TH Spotlight Theatre LPCC T & TH Tumbling LPCC T & TH Folklorico LPCC T & TH Peewee Cooks PVCC M & W Soccer Skills PVCC M & W Science Funomenon PVCC M & W Jazz PVCC M & W T & TH Twinkle Toes PVCC M & W T & TH Mini Masterpieces PVCC T & TH Matcercise PVCC T & TH Fantastic Cheer LCC M & W Ballet LCC M & W Soccer Skills LCC M & W Hoop Starz LCC M & W Arts Explosion LCC M & W Painting & Drawing LCC T & TH Hip Hop Dance LCC T & TH Fitness Kidz LCC T & TH Football Skills LCC T & TH

AGE 3 - 6 7 - 12 3 - 6 7 - 12 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 12 7 - 12 7 - 12 3-6 7 - 12 3 - 4 5 - 6 5-6 7 - 10 5 - 6 7 - 8 5 - 6 7-9 5 - 6 7 - 10 11 - 13 3 - 4 2 years 3 - 4 5 - 6 2 years 3 - 4 5-6 7 - 10 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 9 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 2 years 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 2 - 3 4 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up

TIME 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:40 - 7:10 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 6:10 - 6:40 p.m. 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 6:15 - 7: 00 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 6:10 - 6:40 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:20 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:15 - 7:45 p.m. 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 5:25 - 5:55 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:40 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:40 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 7:10 - 7:40 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:40 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:40 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:40 p.m. 6:05 - 6:30 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m.

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CLASS DATES

Session 1 September 9 - October 10 Session 2 October 14 - November 21* *NO CLASS HELD OCT. 28 - 31

CLASS LOCATIONS

LPCC Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N. 25th St. PVCC Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd. LCC Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave.

CLASS FEES

30 minute $18 Resident/ $23 Non-Resident 45 minute $23 Resident/ $28 Non-Resident

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Acoustic Guitar - Learn proper techniques to play, including strumming and chords. Acoustic guitar required. Arts & Crafts - Create wonderful crafts and artistic pieces. Ballet - Introduction to the graceful art form of ballet. Learn positions, balance and coordination. Fantastic Cheer - Introduction to cheer skills and techniques. Include cheer, jumps and dances. Fitness Kidz - Get your heart and body in shape with fun exercise using music as motivation! Enjoy an intro to dance steps with a variety of music! Folklorico - Learn the many different styles of traditional Mexican dance and choreography. Football Skills - Learn basic football skills including throwing, kicking, blocking and punting. Hands on Art - Get creative and get your hands busy with paint, glitter and glue and create fun seasonal crafts. Hip Hop Dance - Learn to move and dance to hip hop music. Hoop Starz - Intro to basketball skills. Learn the fundamental form of dribbling, passing, and shooting Jazz - Smile, shake, and strut! An intro to dance steps with a variety of music from across the decades. Just Dance - It’s a mix of a little Hip Hop, Jazz and Free Style dance techniques. Matcercise - Learn basic tumbling skills from forward rolls, tiny toe touches and proper stretching. Mini Masterpieces - Work with a variety of materials from paint to beads and create your own art by hand. Painting & Drawing - Use a variety of art media to create your very own masterpiece. Learn basic perspectives of color and dimension. Peewee Cooks - Snacks without stoves. Introduce kids to a variety of foods with no heat needed, kitchen safety, and the importance of clean hands. Science Funomenon - Welcome to the world of science experiments! Learn something new while having fun! Soccer Skills - Basic introduction to skills and techniques including running, dribbling and kicking. Tennis shoes required. Activity takes place indoors and outdoors. Spotlight Theatre - Steal the Spotlight with the basic acting techniques you will learn in this fun class. Tumbling - Learn basic tumbling skills from forward rolls, cartwheels and basic back handsprings. Twinkle Toes - Twirl in tights learning the basic steps of ballet. Youth & Yarn - Learn basic knitting and crocheting technique to create your very own craft or accessories. Needles and yard will be provided!

10 NATURE PROGRAMS QUINTA MAZATLAN McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS BUCKETS OF FUN

Amazing how many ways there are to use a bucket! A different animal “host” will introduce a new element of nature each week, using a simple bucket, a song, and a forest full of wonders.

600 Sunset Drive in McAllen • 956-681-3370 www.quintamazatlan.com OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Thursday Family Nights until dark DIREC TIONS: Take Exp. 83 to 10th St. exit. Travel South on 10th St. Turn East on Sunset (Hotel on corner). Proceed along Sunset to Quinta Mazatlan. Gates with parking out front.

SCHOOL SCIENCE SERIES

Educational programs are designed to meet TEKS Science and Social Study objectives.

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Thursdays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Kinder and up (max 60 students per tour) $5 per student (Teachers free!) Advance registration, payment & preparation required!

Pre-K: Nature Treasure Hunt Kinder: Using Our Senses to Explore the Outdoors 1st Grade: Exploring Living and Non-living Things 2nd Grade: Budding Botanist 3rd Grade: Adaptations Everywhere 4th Grade: Exploring Soil & Leaves 5th Grade: Let’s Explore as an Ornithologist 5th & 6th Grade:Pond and Beyond 7th & 8th: Exploring Your Home Biome All Grade Levels: Endangered Species of Texas

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CHACHALACA MORNINGS

Projects include bird feeding, watering gardens, weeding, planting shrubs and trees, trail maintenance, trail building, invasive plant removal, cleaning, and more! You will learn about our unique South Texas plants and wildlife, enjoy a few hours with other generous people, and leave with the satisfaction that you made a difference for wildlife habitat in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Wednesdays & Saturdays (October - April) 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

RSVP: If bringing a large group, please let us know so we can prepare projects accordingly. Otherwise – no need to RSVP, just show up dressed with protective wear for outdoor work!

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SCOUT SATURDAYS

Scouts and Youth Groups are invited to enjoy a hands-on program including classroom investigations, eco-art and trail walk. Each program gives scouts an opportunity to meet badge requirements! DATE: TIME: FEE:

3rd Saturday of the Month Younger 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Older 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. $5 per student (includes supplies)

SEPTEMBER 21 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Learning Petals 720001.01 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Forester/Flowers 720001.02 OCTOBER 19 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Bugs 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Animal Habitats NOVEMBER 16 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Letterboxes 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Geocaching

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SCOUT PROGRAMS: BY APPOINTMENT

Explore and investigate habitat and wildlife to meet the needs of merit badge requirements. Scouts will also create fun eco-projects, listen to stories and complete interactive activities.

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Saturdays 3 hour programs-call for reservations 6 and up $5 per scout Advance registration, payment & preparation required!

GIRL SCOUT BADGES Daisy: Learning Petals Brownie: Bug & Letterboxes Junior: Geocacher BOY SCOUT BADGES Webelos: Forester & Naturalist Boy Scouts: Bird Study & High-Tech Treasure Hunt

Thursdays (September - April) 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Born in the last 5 years. $1 for children & $2 for adults No reservations required.

SEPTEMBER: BUCKETS OF LEAVES! 5 Walker Walkingstick & His Funny Sticky Leaves! 12 Henrietta Hummingbird & Her Tickle Leaves! 19 Javi Javelina & His Toothy Tooth Leaves! 26 Leila Ladybug & Her Spotty Leaves! OCTOBER: BUCKETS OF GIGGLES! 3 Yikey Yikes - Rattles In My Bucket! 10 Creepy Crazy Crawly Critter-buckets! 17 Witches and Switches in the Woods! 24 Do the Spider Spin! 31 Kids Go Batty! NOVEMBER: BUCKETS OF THANKS! 7 Where’s the Turkey? 14 Setting the Table for the Forest Feast! 21 Crunch Munch Chomp and Chew! DECEMBER: BUCKETS OF CHEER! 5 Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle-Bucket Rocks! 12 Ollie Owl’s Buckets of Ornaments! 19 Holiday Wishes in the Woods!

NATURE PROGRAMS 11 ADULT PROGRAMS TOUR THE MANSION & GARDENS

No reservations required. For groups of 15 or more, please call to reserve a private tour! Tours are included in General Admission $1 Seniors (65+) & $2 Adults THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: BIRD WATCHING Explore the wonders of McAllen’s big backyard on a guided walk along the half-mile of nature trails surrounding the historic 1930s adobe mansion. DATE: Tuesdays and Saturdays (October- April) TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. GARDEN TALK & TEA Stroll through the gardens and forest while learning about the edible and medicinal plants of south Texas. Guests will be treated to a tea sampling in the grand hall of the home. DATE: Wednesday mornings (October- April) TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. FOREST SCULPTURE TRAIL WALK Explore the enchanted Forest Sculpture trail as your guide introduces you to native animals of the Thornforest as represented by bronze sculptures by renowned artist Douglas Clark. DATE: Thursday mornings (October- April) TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. STROLL THROUGH HISTORY TOUR Enjoy the stories about the home, families, architecture, gardens and forest. The adobe home was built in the 1930’s and is recognized as one of the largest adobe homes in Texas. DATE: Friday mornings (October- April) TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. WALK WITH A GUEST NATURALIST Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and native trails with an expert in the monthly topic! Space is limited to 20 people per walk. DATE: 1st Saturday of the Month (October-April) TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. October 5 November 2 December 7

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BRIDGING GENERATIONS OUTDOORS Designed for families & adults who enjoy discovering the great outdoors! NATIONAL HUMMINGBIRD DAY Discover the amazing world of nature’s flying jewels and how to attract them.

DATE: Saturday, September 7 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FEE: $2 for adults, $1 for seniors & children BIG SIT “BIRDER TAILGATE PARTY” Join the thousands of other birders around the world for this “tailgate party for birders.”

DATE: Saturday, October 12 TIME: 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (drop in any time) FEE: $2 for adults, $1 for seniors & children BIRDING 101 Interactive class includes workshop followed by a hike on the trails identifying our local and migratory birds.

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PROJECT FEEDER WATCH Learn about feeding birds and participate in this citizen science program from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Build your own hanging mesquite feeder to take home to your backyard!

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Friday, November 15 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $5 per participant (includes supplies) ACTIVITY# 720100.02

CELEBRATE URBAN BIRDS Join in on some fun learning activities as we Celebrate Urban Birds in the Rio Grande Valley.

DATE: Saturday, December 7 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FEE: $2 for adults, $1 for seniors & children GEOCACHING: HIGH-TECH TREASURE HUNT Have fun finding “hidden treasure” in the forest and around the globe! Search for clues and points using GPS.

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Saturday, December 14 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $5 per participant (includes supplies) ACTIVITY# 720100.03

BACKYARD HABITAT STEWARD

Over 6 weeks, you will gain knowledge and resources to create a wildlife habitat in your own backyard. Six classes cover native trees, attracting wildlife, butterfly gardening, healthy soils with compost & mulch, designing your backyard and make new friends. DATE: TIME: FEE:

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NATURE SPEAKER SERIES

Explore nature Thursday evenings with great speakers about everything from birds and butterflies to culture and art of the Rio Grande Valley. The educational series is brought to you by the generous sponsorship of Thurmond Eye Associates. DATE: Thursdays, October 2012 - April 2013 TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. AGES: Adults FEE: $2 for adults, $1 for seniors OCTOBER 2013 3 Cultivating and Cooking Cactus: Cris Sifuentez 10 Native Plants (talk & plant sale): Mike Heep 17 Imperial Woodpecker: Tim Gallagher, Cornell Lab of Ornithology 24 Autumn Arrival of Mariposas: Carol Goolsby 31 Ghost Bird: film screening & dress like an Ivory-billed Woodpecker NOVEMBER 2013 7 Birds of the Netherlands: Han Zevenhuizen 14 Extreme Raptor Show: Jonathan Wood 21 The World’s Worst Invasives: Dr. John Goolsby DECEMBER 2013 5 Is There an Ichthyologist in the House? Dr. Robert Edwards, UTPA 12 Natural Holiday Treasures 19 Texas Holiday Concert in the Park:Tish Hinojosa

12 LEARN TO SWIM LAP SWIMMING

AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 25 MORNING LAPS DATE: Tuesday - Friday TIME: 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person AFTERNOON LAPS DATE: Tuesday - Friday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person EVENING LAPS DATE: Tuesday - Friday TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. PLACE: Boys & Girls Club Pool 607 S. 27 Street FEE: $1 per person WEEKEND LAPS DATE: Saturday & Sunday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12: 45 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person

SPECIAL EVENTS DOGGIE DAY AT THE POOL It’s a fun swim party for your dog! Bring the dog toys for some fun in the sun! DATE: Saturday, September 14 TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PLACE: Los Encinos Pool, 3300 Sarah Ave. FEE: $1.00 per dog (max of 2 dogs per owner) POOLS GONE WILD Experience an exciting twist to public swim with games, contests, prizes, music & tons of fun DATE: Saturday, September 28 TIME: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Pool, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd FEE: $2.50 per person HAUNTED POOL Fun for the entire family! Halloween festival featuring games, candy, contests and haunted house. Experience the unique canoe tours through the haunted pool, if you dare! DATE: Thursday, October 31 TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Park ,1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd FEE: $1 per person entry to Haunted Pool

WATER AEROBICS

AUGUST 26 - OCTOBER 25 MORNING LAPS DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person AFTERNOON LAPS DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person EVENING LAPS DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. PLACE: Boys & Girls Club Pool 607 S. 27 Street FEE: $1 per person WEEKEND LAPS DATE: Saturday & Sunday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12: 45 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person

This program will consist of light warmup exercises in shallow water, working up to more vigorous aerobic actions. Ability to swim is not required. AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 25 DATE: Tuesday - Friday TIME: 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. PLACE: Boys & Girls Club Pool 607 S. 27 Street FEE: $1 per person AUGUST 26 - OCTOBER 25 DATE: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday TIME: 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. PLACE: Boys & Girls Club Pool 607 S. 27 Street FEE: $1 per person

PUBLIC SWIMMING

McALLEN MAKOS

This non-competitive swim team focuses on technique & conditioning. Participants are required to swim 25 yards continuously. To determine levels, all new participants must be present on the first day of class. DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Beginner 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Intermediate 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Advanced PLACE: Boys & Girls Club Pool, 617 S. 27th Street AGE: 5 years & up FEE: $20 Resident/ $30 Non-Resident Session 1: September 3 - 26 Session 2: October 1 - 24

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KIDS JUST TRI-IT CAMP

All swimmers must wear appropriate swim attire: No cut offs, gym shorts or leotards. Board shorts with drawstrings are allowed. Swim diapers or swimming suits are necessary for infants. No diapers or disposable swim diapers (i.e Little Swimmers) allowed. Children age 3 and under are free with an adult. MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 25 DATE: Tuesday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. FEE: $2.50 per person AUGUST 26 - SEPTEMBER 29 DATE: Saturday & Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. FEE: $2.50 per person LOS ENCINOS SWIMMING POOL AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 25 DATE: FEE:

Tuesday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday - Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. $1.50 per person

KIDS JUST TRI-IT TRIATHLON

Designed to introduce young athletes to multi-sport training in techniques for cycling, swimming and running.

Put your cycling, swimming and running to the test! Custom medals awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

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Tuesday & Thursday, Aug. 29 - Sept. 26 5:15 p.m. - 6:25 p.m. Los Encinos Pool, 3300 Sarah Ave. 7 - 10 $75 per person 740968.01

Sunday, September 29 Los Encinos Pool & Park, 3300 Sarah Ave. $40 per person 7 - 10 years 8:00 a.m. 740969.01 11 - 13 years 7:15 a.m. 740969.02

LEARN TO SWIM 13 GUS & GOLDIE LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM Join Gus & Goldie to learn important water safety skills. Each participant will receive an official Gus & Goldie t-shirt and certificate of achievement. Advance registration is required and space is limited. PARENT & BABY INFANT (6-18 MONTHS) Designed to teach parents how to work safely and effectively with their infant to help develop water adjustment skills and learn to have fun in the water. One parent per child is allowed in the water at a time. Swim diapers and swim suits are necessary for infants. No diapers or disposable swim diapers are allowed. PARENT & BABY TODDLER (18-48 MONTHS) Reinforces skills learned in the infant level class and progresses to learn more advanced skills age appropriate for a toddler. One parent per child is allowed in the water at a time. Swim diapers and swim suits are necessary for infants. No diapers or disposable swim diapers are allowed. PRE-SCHOOL (4-5 YEARS) Learn basic water adjustment skills with an emphasis on play to prepare children for comfort in the water for Level 1 & 2. It is designed to teach swimmer independence with initial play in the wading pool and progression to the main pool when students are ready.

ADVANCED PRE-SCHOOL (4-5 YEARS) The advanced preschool is like the preschool class, but will have students start to work on level 1 material at an earlier age. Students must have taken the preschool class to enroll. YOUTH LEVEL 1 & 2 (6-13 YEARS) Swimmers will start to learn basic water exploration and swimming skills. This class covers submersion under the water, floating & gliding on front & back, rhythmic breathing, safety skills, and front & back crawls at a beginner level. YOUTH LEVEL 3 (6-13 YEARS) Designed to build upon skills learned at Levels 1 & 2. The back crawl will be expanded and the front crawl will be perfected. Students will also learn to tread water. YOUTH LEVEL 4 (6-13 YEARS) Designed to build upon the skills mastered at Level 3. Students develop more endurance to swim greater distances. Breaststroke and sidestroke are also taught. ADULT & TEEN For adults/teens who either want to overcome their fear of the water or for adults that are comfortable in the water, but would like to improve their strokes.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

LEARN TO SWIM SCHEDULE

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Tuesday - Friday Session 2: September 10 - September 20 Session 3: September 23 - October 4 PLACE: Municipal Pool, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd FEE: $25 Resident / $35 Non-Resident PARENT & INFANT 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PARENT & TODDLER 7:10 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. PRE-SCHOOL 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 7:10 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.

GUS & GOLDIE LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM PROUD SPONSORS

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YOUTH 6:30 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. 7:20 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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ADULT & TEEN 7:20 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Thursday & Friday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. PLACE: TBA AGE: 15 year & Up FEE: $100 ($50 NON-REFUNDABLE)*

*In the event a participant fails to complete the prerequisite test, he/she may request a refund of half the registration fee or request to transfer to a later training course date.

Session 1: September 12 - 15 Session 2: October 10 - 13 Session 3: November 7 - 10

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AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 25

AUGUST 26 - OCTOBER 25

DATE: Tuesday - Friday TIME: 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person

MORNING LAPS

MORNING LAPS

AFTERNOON LAPS

AFTERNOON LAPS

DATE: Tuesday - Friday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person

EVENING LAPS

EVENING LAPS

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Tuesday - Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Boys & Girls Club Pool, 607 S. 27 St. $1 per person

COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS

Become computer literate with our step-by-step computer classes. Participants will become more comfortable with the mouse and its uses, plus gain an overall knowledge of the system. Monday & Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Palm View Community Center $20 Resident / $25 Non-Resident

Session 1: Internet Session 2: Word & Excel

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Monday - Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Boys & Girls Club Pool, 607 S. 27 St. $1 per person

WEEKEND LAPS

WEEKEND LAPS

DATE: Saturday & Sunday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12: 45 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person

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DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person

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DATE: Saturday & Sunday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12: 45 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1 per person

ADULT NUTRITION CLASS

Sponsored in part by the Hidalgo County Agri Life Extension Office, learn to create healthy meals for you and your family. Attend all 5 classes and receive a certificate of completion. DATE: Tuesday, September 10 - October 8 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: FREE! Advance Registration Required. Contact Palm View Community Center for more information.

WATER AEROBICS

This program will consist of light warmup exercises in shallow water, working up to more vigorous aerobic actions. Ability to swim is not required. AUGUST 5 - AUGUST 25 DATE: Tuesday - Friday TIME: 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. PLACE: Boys & Girls Club Pool, 607 S. 27 St. FEE: $1 per person AUGUST 26 - OCTOBER 25 DATE: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday TIME: 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. PLACE: Boys & Girls Club Pool, 607 S. 27 St. FEE: $1 per person

ADULT & TEEN SWIM LESSONS

DATE: Tuesday - Friday TIME: 7:20 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $25 Residents / $35 Residents

Session 1: August 27 - September 6 Session 2: September 10 - September 20 Session 3: September 23 - October 4

AMERICAN VOLKSPORTING

Want to join the millions of people involved in Volksporting? Volksporting started in Germany and is a personal fitness sports and recreation program offering non-competitive walks. McAllen Parks and Recreation has four distinct routes of varying distance for active people to get out and walk. Two walks are located at Quinta Mazatlan and two are offered at Bentsen State Park in Mission. As a Volksporter, sign in for your walk, pay a small fee and you’re on your way with map and walk details in hand. A fun and healthy experience for the novice or experienced hiker. Bring the entire family!

It’s time again for puffy sleeves and sequin, cumberbuns and bow ties. Experience Prom NOW! This is not a reunion party, but a chance to have PROM now with your current friends and PROM Date! Ages 21 and over welcome!

ADULT PROGRAMS 15 OUTDOOR COOKING CLASS

Learn a unique and fun way to prepare delicious meals and desserts. See how easy it is to prepare crowd-pleasing meals around the campfire. You’ll even enjoy sampling the menu! DATE: TIME: AGE: FEE:

First Saturday of the Month 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Adults and Seniors $7 per person

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January 4 February 1 March 1

FARMERS MARKET

Purchase a variety of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables from local growers and farms. Vendors also sell handmade soaps, jams, jellies and more! Sponsored by the Hidalgo County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office. For more information contact (956) 383-1026. DATE: Saturdays TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Firemen’s Park Pavilion 201 N. 1st Street Near corner of Business 83 & 2nd Street/Col. Rowe Blvd. FEE: Prices vary for products

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Performances are held on Tuesdays beginning at 7:30 p.m. Venue is the Trinity Worship Center located at 4801 N. Cage Blvd in Pharr. Ticket fee is $5 per person. Pre-sale tickets available at any McAllen Community Center, Weslaco Chamber of Commerce, All Valley Wilder R.V. Resorts, Aladdin Villas in Mission and at the door on the concert night if available. For more information call (956) 781-0481 or visit www.mcallentownband.org

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16 SENIOR PROGRAMS The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation is proud to offer a wide variety of activities for members of the senior community ages 50 and over. Each member is encouraged to learn something new or take part in a favorite activity. Special events and presentations held throughout the month include birthday celebrations, volunteer opportunities, coffee club and day trips. Programs are FREE unless otherwise noted.

SENIOR NEWSLETTER

HEALTH & FITNESS

HEALTHIER YOU

SENIOR AEROBICS

DATE: Wednesday TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

Stay flexible and limber for many years to come with 30 minutes of stretching and light movement with hand weights.

WALKING CLUB

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center

Contact Lark, Las Palmas or Palm View Community Centers to register or for menu information.

Date: Monday - Friday TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center

Low impact and self paced exercise to your favorite music including Tejano, Salsa and Rock-N-Roll.

SENIOR MONTHLY DANCE

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

Increase mobility and flexibility while gaining strength.

Check out what’s going on in the senior community! Pick up your senior newsletter and calendar at Lark, Las Palmas and Palm View Community Centers each month.

DAILY NUTRITION PROGRAM

Hot nutritional meals provided for seniors ages 60 and older. Participants must register in advance. DATE: TIME: FEE:

Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $0.25 minimum donation

Come and dance to the sounds of a live Spanish music band. Move and groove with new and old friends. DATE: August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18 TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: $1.50 per person

SENIOR MONTHLY TRIP

Take a day trip and visit interesting places and special events throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Location, date, time and fee vary. Ask your local community center for more information.

A great way to have fun and stay in shape. Low impact movements to get your heart pumping.

Walk indoors around the gym, outdoors around the building or in the park. Stay in shape while having fun getting fit.

YOGA

Learn relaxation techniques which include centering and breathing to find inner peace to release stress, tension and anxiety. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center

SENIOR STRETCH

DANCE FITNESS

STRETCH & FIT

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 12:35 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

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Sponsored in part by the Hidalgo County Agri Life Extension Office, learn to create healthy meals for you and your family. Attend all 5 classes and receive a certificate of completion.

DATE: Tuesday, September 10 - October 8 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: FREE! Advance Registration Required. Contact Palm View Community Center for more information.

ARTS & CRAFTS

SENIOR CROCHET DATE: Wednesday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center CERAMICS Select your piece from many designs and create a unique gift or piece of home décor. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: Cost for materials DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: Cost of materials CINE DE LARK FILMS DATE: Friday TIME: 12:15 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center CONJUNTO LAS PALMAS DATE: Thursday TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center SENIOR KEYBOARDING DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

ARTS & CRAFTS DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

SPORTS & GAMES

DRAWING & PAINTING Everything you know about drawing and painting will be enhanced and nurtured to produce wonderful artwork.

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

DATE: Monday, Wednesday & Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: Cost of materials GOLDEN LARKS DATE: Tuesday TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center

BILLIARDS For fun or competition, relax & play all variations of pool.

BINGO/CHALUPA DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center DATE: Every Other Friday TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: $0.25

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

BOARD & CARD GAMES DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center Palm View Community Center

SENIOR FOLKLORICO DATE: TBA TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

BRIDGE DATE: Monday & Friday TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

SENIOR LINE DANCING DATE: Monday, Wednesday & Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

DOMINOES DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center Las Palmas Community Center

SENIOR ZUPER DANCE DATE: Monday & Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

POKER & CARD GAMES DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center PICKLEBALL DATE: Monday - Thursday TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: $1 per visit

Events held January - March Registration begins November 2013 500 CARD GAME BAKE-OFF BASKETBALL SKILLS BRIDGE (CONTRACT) BIKE & BIRDING TOUR BILLIARDS 8-BALL BRIDGE (DUPLICATE) CROSSWORD PUZZLE SERIES BILLIARDS 9-BALL CRIBBAGE MINIATURE GOLF BOWLING EUCHRE RACEWAY THUNDER GOLF HEARTS THE GREAT CHASE HORSESHOES PINOCHLE WALK & TALK PÉTANQUE TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER WASHERS PICKLEBALL

SHUFFLEBOARD SWIMMING RACE WALK TABLE TENNIS VOLLEYBALL PARK VS. PARK17 COMPETITION & MORE!

18 PARK & PAVILION RENTALS

PARK PAVILIONS Airport Park Pavilion 2201 S. 26th Street Cascade Park Pavilion 1000 S. Bales Road Firemen’s Park Pavilion 201 N. 1st Street Idela Park Pavilion 3500 Idela Street La Vista Park Pavilion 100 La Vista Avenue Lion’s Park Pavilion 1201 N. 12th Street Palm View Splash Park 3401 Jordan Road. Ramiro Guerra Pavilion 1000 S. Ware Road Westside Park Pavilions 1000 S. Ware Road Zinnia Park Pavilion 5201 N. 29th Street

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SWIMMING POOLS Boys & Girls Club Pool Cascade Pool Los Encinos Pool Municipal Pool

617 S. 27th Street 1000 Bales Road 3300 Sarah Avenue 1921 N. Bicentennial

COMMUNITY CENTERS Lark Community Center Las Palmas Community Center Palm View Community Center

2601 Lark Avenue 1921 N. 25th Street 3401 Jordan Road

Reservation are accepted in person during regular business hours at the following locations: Lark Community Center Las Palmas Community Center & Palm View Community Center. Utility bill required to show proof of McAllen residency. Rental fee and deposit must be paid in full at time of reservation. For more information on pricing and availability please contact or visit your nearest community center.

GENERAL INFO 19 CITY OF McALLEN ELECTED OFFICIALS Jim Darling, Mayor Hilda Salinas , Mayor Pro-Tem & Commissioner District 3 Aida Ramirez, Mayor Pro-Tem & Commissioner District 4 Scott Crane, Commissioner District 1 Trey Pebley, Commissioner District 2 John Ingram, Commissioner District 5 Veronica Vela-Whitacre, Commissioner District 6

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Brian Lewis, Chair Joe Brown, Vice Chair Alfredo Alvarado Rolando Ayala Joe (Jose G) Gonzalez Kay Jancik Raymond Moreno

Shannon Ortiz Armando Salinas Floyd Seale Mark Wilkins Joaquin Zamora

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT STAFF ADMINISTRATION Director, Sally Gavlik Management Assistant, Shane Stockton Supervisor of Accounts, Gracie Garza RECREATION Deputy Director, Mike Hernandez Superintendent of Recreation, Rick Krauss Superintendent of Athletics, Victor Ayala Superintendent of Aquatics, Ana Romero Marketing & Events Coordinator, Leslie A. Howland OPERATIONS Deputy Director, Dave Melaas Horticulture Manager, Brad Bentsen Park Manager, Jesse Ybarra Water Manager, Robert Duran Building Maintenance Manager, Richard Martinez

LARK COMMUNITY CENTER Manager, Denny A. Meline Supervisor of Recreation, Jesus Franco LAS PALMAS COMMUNITY CENTER Manager, Samm Mercado Supervisor of Recreation, Megan Gerling Supervisor of Recreation, Assalia Belmares PALM VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER Manager, Sarai Garcia Supervisor of Recreation, Wayne Carter Supervisor of Recreation, Kori Waters QUINTA MAZATLAN Manager, Colleen Hook Supervisor of Recreation, Christine Williams Supervisor of Recreation, Carol Goolsby

DIRECTORY OFFICES & SITES

McAllen Parks & Recreation Administration 1000 S. Ware Road (956) 681-3333 Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Avenue

(956) 681-3340

Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N. 25th Street

(956) 681-3350

Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Road

(956) 681-3360

Quinta Mazatlan Nature Center 600 Sunset Drive

(956) 681-3370

McAllen Convention Center 700 Convention Center Blvd.

(956) 681-3800

International Museum of Arts & Science 1900 Nolana (956) 682-1564 McAllen Memorial Library 4100 N. 23rd Street

(956) 681-3000

Palm View Golf Course 2701 S. Ware Road

(956) 681-3444

McAllen Boys & Girls Clubs 2620 W. Galveston Avenue 4501 N. 34th Street

(956) 682-3581 (956) 687-3910

McAllen Youth Soccer Association 4313 N. 10th Avenue (956) 631-0431 McAllen Chamber of Commerce 1200 Ash Avenue

(956) 682-2871

McAllen Independent School District 2000 N. 23rd Street (956) 618-6000 Metro McAllen 1501 W. Highway 83

(956) 681-3500

McAllen City Hall 1300 Houston

(956) 681-1000

AQUATIC FACILITIES Municipal Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd

(956) 681-3387

Boys Club Municipal Pool 617 S. 27th Street

(956) 681-3386

Cascade Pool 1000 Bales Road

(956) 681-3385

Los Encinos Pool 3300 Sarah Avenue

(956) 681-3384

Reserve your advertisement space now for sponsorship of the fall, spring and summer editions of the City of McAllen Recreation Activity Guide. This is the McAllen area family go-to guide for fun leisure activities and enrichment programs. Call 956.681.3333 for more information on sponsorship levels, availability and discount oers.


McFUN Activity Guide Fall 2013