Winter/Spring 2022 LIFE in Allen Activity Guide - Allen Parks and Recreation

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WINTER/SPRING 2022 CITY OF ALLEN PA R KS & R E C R E AT I O N ACTIVITY GUIDE

JANUARY 1-APRIL 30 R EG I ST R AT I O N Resident: December 6 Non-Resident: December 8


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Welcome to the As we turn the page on another year, I'm struck by just how much we have to celebrate. Allen’s longstanding tenure as one of the safest, most livable and most financially stable communities in Texas continued this year, and we are working hard to ensure that Allen remains the best place to live for decades to come!

Ken Fulk, Mayor CITY OF ALLEN

One way we do this is by looking for ways to improve the resident experience. Upgrades such as smart water meters, new community engagement and volunteer opportunities, and investments in public-private partnerships—such as the naming rights agreement at Credit Union of Texas Event Center—are just a few of the initiatives that come to mind. You can learn about each one of these topics in Allen In Focus, located at the back of this publication. Of course, one of the best ways to get plugged into your community is by having fun! In the following pages you’ll find a wide assortment of activities and events to help you and your family thrive, from fitness classes to sports leagues to special events like the ever-popular Eggcellent Family Adventure (page 19). With so much to see and do, there truly is no place like Allen!

Letter from the Mayor

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A L L E N PA R KS & R E C R E AT I O N

Who We Are MISSION

Enhancing lives and enriching the community through Parks and Recreation experiences.

VISION

Deliver innovative and responsive service to create experiences which engage interests, encourage play, inspire learning, improve wellness, provide entertainment and foster economic growth for all of Allen. CITY COUNCIL

Mayor Ken Fulk, Mayor Pro Tem Baine Brooks, Daren Meis, Carl Clemencich, Dave Cornette, Chris Schulmeister, Dave Shafer

C I TY STA F F

Eric Ellwanger, City Manager Eric Strong, Deputy City Manager Tim Dentler, Assistant City Manager Rebecca Vice, Assistant City Manager

PA R KS & R E C R E AT I O N BOARD

Geoben Johnson III - Chair John Holley - Vice Chair Luke Hollingsworth, LaReeda Rentie, Karen Simpson, Victoria States, Terrance Thomas

301 Century Parkway Allen, Texas 75013 214.509.4700 LifeInAllen@cityofallen.org Allen Parks and Recreation Department is a recipient of the 2016 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management presented by the National Recreation and Park Association.

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PA R KS & R E C R E AT I O N LEADERSHIP TEAM Kate Meacham - Director Brian Bristow - Assistant Director Carrie Cessna - Assistant Director Jennifer Robinson - Strategic Projects Manager Robert Townsend - Business Services Manager Anthony Hill - Resource Development Manager Travis Cunniff - Recreation Services Manager Matt McComb - Park Planning & Development Manager Jeff Holt - Golf Services Manager William Herman - General Manager, Credit Union of Texas Event Center Michael Martin - Assistant General Manager, Credit Union of Texas Event Center Ross Girouard - Assistant General Manager, Credit Union of Texas Event Center Joey Ramos - Site Services Superintendent Zach Francis - Facility Services Superintendent

In 2019, City of Allen joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).


WH AT ’ S I N S I D E

Letter from the Mayor 3 Who We Are 4 Table of Contents 5 Facilities Allen Community Ice Rink 6 Allen Senior Recreation Center 8 Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium 10 Joe Farmer Recreation Center 12 The Courses at Watters Creek 14 The Edge 16 Special Events 18 Programming Young Children 22 Youth 26 Aquatics 31 Camps 34 SNAP 43 Teens & Adults 44 Seniors 53 Adult Leagues 58 Rentals Pavilion Rentals 60 Facility Rentals 62 Registration 64 Special Insert: Parks & Trails Map 37-40

C L A S S LO CAT I O N K EY ACIR ASRC DRN JFRC TCWC TE

IN THIS GUIDE

Allen Community Ice Rink Allen Senior Recreation Center Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium Joe Farmer Recreation Center The Courses at Watters Creek The Edge

ALLEN IN FOCUS Flip to the back cover to start reading Allen In Focus, a publication featuring City news and updates. In this issue: • • • •

Smart water meters coming to Allen Learn CPR with Allen Fire Department New name for the Event Center Volunteer opportunities for all ages and interests

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Allen Community Ice Rink Ice skating and hockey aren’t just winter sports! Open year-round, Allen Community Ice Rink offers a diverse range of events and provides opportunities to skate in costumes, with clubs and for charitable causes. Whether you’re a rookie or veteran, come put on some skates and hit the ice!

Facility Hours Facility and open skate hours will vary depending on season and programming. Call ACIR front desk at 972.912.1097 for more information.

Admission Fees OPEN SKATE FREESTYLE STICK TIMES SKATE RENTALS

$5 (All Ages/All Levels) $10/Hour; $2.50/15 minutes $10 $3

Punch Cards for Skating & Hockey FREESTYLE

Available for 10, 100 and 150 Hours

STICK TIMES

10 Sessions for $90 or 5 Sessions for $45

OPEN SKATE

Available with and without skate rental

For savings, purchase punch cards at ACIR Front Desk.

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Location 200 E. Stacy Rd. #1350 Allen, TX 75002 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY WITHIN

ALLEN EVENT CENTER

Contact 972.912.1097

Center Supervisor: Timmy Vessakosol

Activities SPECIAL EVENTS Retro Skate Valentine's Day Skate Star Wars Skate Easter Skate ICE RINK WITH 28 FT CORNER RADIUS

SKATING LESSONS Introduction to Skating Homeschool Skating Advanced Figure Skating OPEN SKATES General Public Open Skates For full schedule, visit LifeInAllen.org/ACIR HOCKEY Introduction to Hockey Learn to Play Hockey Institute of Allen Stick Time Adult Skills

Rentals See pages 62-63 for information. Find ACIR programming Throughout the guide in Special Events, Young Children, Youth and Teens & Adults sections!

LEAGUES Jr. Americans Adult Instructional Adult D & D2 Over 35 Women's Elite

Amenities Locker Rooms Skate Sharpening Pro Shop Meeting Rooms Off-Ice Training Areas Skate Rentals

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Allen Senior Recreation Center Offering unique programs, classes and trips, Allen Senior Recreation Center is the perfect reminder that at age 50 and better, life’s just getting started! Make new friends while playing billiards and ping pong. Learn new skills or improve on current ones. Avoid crowded gyms by utilizing the fullyfurnished fitness room.

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Facility Hours M-F 7:00AM-5:00PM

SA/SU Closed

Facility hours may vary based on current conditions. Visit LifeinAllen.org/ASRC for any operational changes.

Daily Lunch We're proud to provide freshly-prepared meals for members at the cost of $4 per meal and $3 for a garden salad. Please visit LifeInAllen.org/ ASRC for availability and menu.

CENTER-LINK NEWSLETTER

STAY CONNECTED WITH WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ASRC! Your connection to all things ASRC! Featuring all upcoming programs, events and trips. View a copy of the newsletter at ASRC's Front Desk or online at LifeInAllen.org/ASRC.


Membership RESIDENT*

NON-RESIDENT

$5

$24

*Resident rates include Allen residents and employees working for businesses, corporations and organizations in the city limits.

Location 451 St. Mary Dr. Allen, TX 75002

Contact 214.509.4820

Rentals

Center Supervisor: Julie Olles

See pages 62-63 for information.

ASRC is for people

Find Senior programs and activities on pages 53-56!

50+

years of age including spouses Annual membership is

$5

for residents Most programs are

FITNESS

EDUCATION

Free or Low-Cost ASRC features a

Fitness Room

with Cardio

Equipment and a

6,000 ARTS & CRAFTS

SOCIAL

Square Foot Multi-Purpose Room

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium Swimming the lazy river and playing in one of Allen’s largest indoor pools are exciting aquatic experiences that all ages can enjoy at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium! Children can make friends on the play structure and flume slide. Adults can improve fitness in group classes.

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Facility Hours M-TH 5:00AM-9:00PM F 5:00AM-8:00PM

SA SU

Open/Public Swim Hours Leisure Pool, Lazy River, Adult/Member Lap Lane (Competition Pool) M/W T/TH F SA/SU

1:00PM-8:45PM Closed* 1:00PM-7:45PM 1:00PM-5:45PM

*Closed on T/TH but open during AISD Holiday Schedule.

8:00AM-6:00PM 1:00PM-6:00PM

Indoor Rock Climbing Wall The rock climbing wall is 24 feet high and 18 feet wide. The sandstonetextured wall challenges climbers of all skill levels.

Rentals

MEMBERS: FREE

See pages 62-63 for information.

NON-MEMBERS: $5


Annual & Seasonal Memberships

Location

RESIDENT*

NON-RESIDENT

Adults (18+)

$170

$245

Senior (50+)

$135

$205

Youth (14-17)

$135

$205

Youth (3-13)

$85

$155

Youth (2 & under) Free $60

$85

6 Months (14)

$100

$145

Family

$550

$575

Adults (18+)

$5

Senior (50+)

$3

Youth (2 & under) Free Youth (3-17)

$4

Children 6 and younger must have an adult in the water with them at all times. Children 10 and older may be dropped off by parents.

214.509.4770

Activities

Membership also includes the use of JFRC. *Resident rates include Allen residents and employees working for businesses, corporations and organizations in the city limits.

Daily Swim Admission

Contact Center Supervisor: Bryan Kelley

Free

3 Months (14)

110 Rivercrest Blvd. Allen, TX 75002

SPECIAL EVENTS Snack, Paint, Swim Duck Derby Under the Sea Adventure WATER EDUCATION Lifeguard Training CPR/First Aid Water Safety Instructor LEARN TO SWIM Minnows (Ages 3-5) Sharks (Ages 6-12) Parent/Child Aquatics Adapted Aquatics Adult Aquatics WATER FITNESS Total Fitness Shallow Functional Fitness Moving Matters River Robics SilverSneakers® Power Splash LAND FITNESS Body Blast Body Sculpt Core Endurance Nutrition Consultations Partner Workouts Personal Training Pilates SilverSneakers®

Find Aquatics programming on pages 31-33! IN ALLEN

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center Sounds of basketballs dribbling, weights clanking and laughter at the foosball table are heard daily at Joe Farmer Recreation Center. Programs offer chances to learn new leisure and social skills, develop healthy lifestyles and experience unique recreation activities. Join the community and make fitness a new routine!

Facility Hours M-TH 6:00AM-10:00PM F 6:00AM-9:00PM

SA SU

10:00AM-6:00PM 1:00PM-6:00PM

LIFE INTERESTS

FITNESS

CAMPS

SPORTS

Find JFRC programming throughout the guide in the Special Events, Young Children, Youth, Camps and Teens & Adults sections!

Rentals See pages 62-63 for information.

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Annual & Seasonal Memberships

Location

RESIDENT*

NON-RESIDENT

Adults (18+)

$55

$90

Youth (14-17)

$25

$47

Child (7-13)

$14

$20

Child (6 & under) Free

1201 E. Bethany Dr. Allen, TX 75002

Contact 214.509.4750

Center Supervisor: Ryan Patterson

Free

Senior (50+)

$25

$47

Family

$175

$185

4 Months

$35

$45

Daily Admission With Member

*Resident rates include Allen residents and employees working for businesses, corporations and organizations in the city limits.

$5

Without Member $7 Children 17 and younger must be registered for the daily admission pass by an adult 18+.

SQUARE FOOT FACILITY

Official Height Basketball Goals

Lane Indoor Track

17 Laps = 1 Mile

Racquetball & Handball Courts

Game Room with Table Tennis, Air Hockey & Foosball

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Rates with Carts* THE TRADITIONS COURSE (18 HOLES) Weekday (M-TH) Friday Weekend (SA-SU/HOLIDAYS)

The Courses at Watters Creek offers 33 holes on multiple courses that are designed for players of all abilities. Bring the family for a round on the friendly six-hole course or end your day on the lighted driving range. Special programs are available for men, women and juniors. *Fees Subject To Change

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$25-$45 $25-$49 $25-$59

THE PLAYERS COURSE (9 HOLES) M-SU (up to 18 holes) Seniors/Allen Residents (up to 18 holes)

$25 $21

THE FUTURES COURSE (6 HOLES) Daily Rates (M-SU) Junior Rates (12 years & under)

$12 $8

PERFORMANCE PLUS PROGRAM

AT THE COURSES AT WATTERS CREEK Rewards members with unlimited access to DFW's #1 Practice Facility!

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:

• Unlimited play on The Futures Course • Unlimited practice in the Short Game area, including chipping and putting • Unlimited range balls on the driving range • 10% off green fees on The Traditions Course anytime


33 Holes

Location 7201 Chase Oaks Blvd. Plano, TX 75025

Contact 214.509.GOLF (4653)

Golf Services Manager: Jeff Holt - Member, PGA of America

The Traditions Course This stunning 18-hole course is great for just about any golfer at any skill level. The championship course has been significantly upgraded hosting multiple AJGA, TGA and NTPGA tournaments.

The Players Course Modified in 2013 to appeal to juniors, women, beginners and anyone who wants to “get in a quick 9-holes” of great golf. The Players Course is perfect for the experienced golfer, too.

BOOK A ROUND TODAY!

The Futures Course The 6-hole short course is laid out for players to perfect their short games and for new players to ease into the game of golf with a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Visit the website or scan the QR Code below using your phone's camera

LifeInAllen.org/ TeeTime

Find Golf programming in the Youth and Teen & Adults sections!

Online WattersCreekGolf.com Course and range hours vary; please check website.

Activities & Amenities GOLF INSTRUCTION The Plane Truth Golf Instruction Group Lessons & Clinics Jr. Development & Camps Adult Clinics Women's Clinics Senior Clinics Demo Days Get Golf Ready PERFORMANCE CENTER FootGolf Course Lighted Driving Range Performance Plus Program The Futures (Short) Course Short Game Area CLUBHOUSE Grill 33 Pavilion Pro Shop SERVICES Custom Club Fitting Club Repair RENTALS See pages 62-63 for information.

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The Edge Riding a skateboard, scooter, BMX bike and in-line skates on handrails and a picnic table is encouraged at The Edge, one of Texas’ largest outdoor skate parks. When taking a break, hang out with other extreme sports enthusiasts in the visitor center’s media room, game room and snack bar. Take advantage of the high-flying fun year-round!

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The Edge Facility Hours M-F 3:00PM-8:00PM SA 12:00PM-8:00PM SU 1:00PM-6:00PM *Open at noon during AISD school holidays.

Skate Park, BMX Track & In-Line Hockey Rink Hours M-SU 8:00AM-11:00PM

Activities EDUCATION Art & Drawing Programs Karate/Kung Fu Classes Roller Skate Basics Sports Programs

Rentals See pages 62-63 for information.

All outdoor activities at The Edge are considered high risk activities. Safety equipment including but not limited to helmets, and knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended. Fees are not charged for the use of the outdoor amenities or the main lobby area of The Visitor Center. BMX Track, In-Line Hockey Rink and Skate Park rules and regulations available at LifeInAllen.org.


Media Room Annual Membership Youth (10-17)

Location

RESIDENT*

NON-RESIDENT

$10

$20

*Resident rates include Allen residents and employees working for businesses, corporations and organizations in the city limits.

Skate Park

201 St. Mary Dr. Allen, TX 75002

Contact 214.509.4760

Center Supervisor: Billy Diaz

Skate Park Admission

BMX Track In-Line Hockey

Fees are not charged for the use of the outdoor amenities or the main lobby area of The Visitor Center.

Guest Admission With Member

$3

Must be within the facility age range.

FEET OF DIRT TRACK

SQUARE FEET OF STREET FIXTURES, BOWLS AND TRANSITIONS

LIGHTED & SUITABLE FOR YOUTH AND ADULT PLAY

Find The Edge's programming throughout the guide in the Special Events, Young Children, Youth and Teen & Adult sections!

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Special Events Eggcellent Family Adventure Offered by Allen Parks & Recreation

RETRO SKATE

Come skate to the sounds of the 70's & 80's. Donate a non-perishable food item and receive a free rental skate. AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/ $3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SA, 1/08, 11:45AM-1:45PM

SNACK, PAINT, SWIM

Do you like to paint? Come to the Natatorium and enjoy snacks while creating your masterpiece! After you are finish painting, go for a swim while your artwork dries. Supplies and snacks provided. AGE: 4-12 | COST: $10 LOCATION: Party Rooms/DRN & Leisure Pool/DRN 22657, SA, 1/22, 12:00PM-2:00PM

VALENTINE’S DAY SKATE

Donate a non-perishable seasoning, condiment, or sauce to benefit All Community Outreach and receive a free skate rental. AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/ $3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SA, 2/12, 11:45AM-1:45PM

SPECIAL EVENTS See the full list of Special Events by visiting the link or scanning the QR Code using your phone's camera

DUCK DERBY

Think you have the fastest duck in Allen? Purchase your "Racing Duck" from the Nat, decorate and return it to the Nat for judging by 5:00PM on 2/11. The races will be in the Lazy River, and awards will be given to the fastest and best decorated ducks. AGE: All Ages | COST: $8 LOCATION: Lazy River/DRN 22335, SA, 2/12, 10:00AM-12:00PM

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Scan the QR Code using your phone's camera

LifeInAllen.org/ Events


SPECIAL EVENTS ART EXTRAVAGANZA

Submit artwork to a family-friendly juried competition. Artwork will be displayed in an exhibit, giving the community a chance to observe art produced by talented artists like YOU! Two pieces of art per artist limit. Submission begins 2/21-2/24.

AGE: 6-19 | COST: FREE LOCATION: JFRC 22343, F-SU, 2/25-2/27, 8:00AM-4:00PM (TIMES VARY PER DAY)

INDOOR TRIATHLON

The indoor triathlon consists of a 15 minute swim, 15 minute cycle on an upright bike and 15 minute run with five minute transitions into each segment. Registration closes 2/26. (DRN Fitness Staff) AGE: 16+ | COST: $25 per person LOCATION: Leisure Pool & Fitness Center/ DRN SU, 2/27, 7:30AM-11:30AM 22524 (HEAT 1), 22525 (HEAT 2), 22526 (HEAT 3), 22533 (HEAT 4), 22527 (HEAT 5), 22528 (HEAT 6), 22529 (HEAT 7), 22530 (HEAT 8), 22531 (HEAT 9), 22532 (HEAT 10)

STAR WARS SKATE

Donate a non-perishable seasoning, condiment, or sauce to benefit All Community Outreach and receive a free skate rental. Costumes welcome! AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/ $3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SA, 3/05, 11:45AM-1:45PM

FREE EVENT

EGGCELLENT

FAMILY

ADVENTURE SATURDAY,

APRIL 9

9:00AM-12:00PM

AT ALLEN CIVIC PLAZA Bounce into spring with Allen Parks & Recreation! • Bring your Easter Baskets for eggs, candy and treats • Activities include games, crafts, face painting and a bounce house • The Eggcellent Egg Drop returns! The STEAM event is back, limited spots available. For details, call 214.509.4707.

EVENT DETAILS:

LifeInAllen.org/ Eggcellent

REV UP YOUR SPRING BREAK: BOOTCAMP

Meet in the park and REV up your heart rate during the Let’s Play Recreation Enrichment Vehicle's Spring Break Bootcamp! No equipment necessary. AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE LOCATION: Various Parks in Allen 22334, M/W/F, 3/07-3/11, 9:00AM-10:00AM

DRIVE-IN MOVIE

Come experience a movie with family and friends from the comfort of your car at the drive-in movie! AGE: All Ages | COST: $25/Vehicle LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC 22304, SA, 3/12, 6:30PM-9:30PM

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or novice, this day is for you! You and your family will learn and enjoy new ways to experience the great outdoors right here in Allen. Let the adventure begin! AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC 22301, SA, 3/26, 9:00AM-1:00PM

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SPECIAL EVENTS FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT AND MOVIE

VOLUNTEER

GET INVOLVED,

VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Allen Parks & Recreation is currently seeking energetic and dedicated individuals to serve a wide range of volunteer roles! • • • •

Adult Volunteers (18+ yrs) Youth Volunteers (13-17 yrs) Practicum Students Court Appointed Workers (18+ yrs)

LifeInAllen.org/ GetInvolved COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Sell those items you were thinking of throwing away or discover a variety of treasures at bargain prices! Become a vendor by registering today. Each space is 17'x10', vendors must provide their own tables and chairs. Browsing is free to the public. AGE: 18+ | COST: $25 (one space) /$40 (two spaces) / $55 (three spaces) LOCATION: Parking Lot/JFRC 22303, SA, 4/09, 7:00AM-12:00PM

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY

Bring your camera to join the Easter Bunny for breakfast and pictures! Have fun socializing with your friends while you create fun spring crafts, enjoy a visit with our furry friend and playtime at Tiny Tots. AGE: All Ages | COST: $6-$13 LOCATION: JFRC 21975, T, 4/12, 9:00AM-11:30AM

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Come experience hunting for eggs after the sun goes down and while the moon is shining bright. Bring your flashlight and basket to gather eggs with your family and friends. After the egg hunt, stick around for a movie in the amphitheater. AGE: 3-13 | COST: $5 (Pre-Registration) / $7 (Day-of Registration) LOCATION: JFRC AGE: 3-6 13845, TH, 4/14, 7:30PM-7:45PM AGE: 7-9 22349, TH, 4/14, 7:55PM-8:10PM AGE: 10-13 22350, TH, 4/14, 8:20PM-8:35PM

UNDER THE SEA EASTER ADVENTURE

Collect as many eggs as possible in the time allowed. Sign up by age and arrive 15 minutes early. Swim attire required. Age 6 and under must have parent in the water. Bags provided to collect eggs. Pre-registration required by 4/14. AGE: 1-12 | COST: $10 LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN AGE: 1-6 22336, SA, 4/16, 10:00AM-10:15AM 22337, SA, 4/16, 10:15AM-10:30AM 22338, SA, 4/16, 10:30AM-10:45AM AGE: 7-8 22339, SA, 4/16, 10:45AM-11:00AM 22340, SA, 4/16, 11:00AM-11:15AM AGE: 9-10 22341, SA, 4/16, 11:15AM-11:30AM AGE: 11-12 22342, SA, 4/16, 11:30AM-11:45AM

EASTER SKATE

Join the fun with Easter-themed activities including skating with the Easter Bunny! All on-ice participants must wear skates. Donate a seasoning, condiment or sauce to benefit All Community Outreach and receive a free skate rental. AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/ $3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SA, 4/16, 1:00PM-4:00PM


ALLEN EVENT CENTER IS NOW

While our name has changed, we still provide the same great atmosphere and experience you’ve come to expect!

Home of Allen Americans Hockey Dallas Sidekicks Soccer • Concerts • Events

CONNECT WITH US AND VIEW UPCOMING EVENTS AT: CUTXEventCenter.com

@CUTXEventCenter


Young Children Infant-Age 5 Tiny Tots Program Offered by Joe Farmer Recreation

Parent & Me PARENT/CHILD AQUATICS

Designed to help infants and toddlers become comfortable in and around water. This class is great preparation for the Minnows Learn to Swim program, which is geared for ages 3-5. (DRN Staff) AGE: 6 months-3 | COST: $30 (Members/ $40 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN 22509, SA, 2/05-2/26, 9:00AM-9:30AM 22510, SA, 4/02-4/23, 9:00AM-9:30AM

KINDERMUSIK: LEVEL 1 VILLAGE

During the first six weeks children will engage in rituals and playful activities with your child in a farm setting. The second six weeks will focus on motor skills through moving to songs about flowers. $70 supply fee due to the instructor. (C. Beskok) AGE: Newborn-17 months | COST: $163 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 22063, M, 1/31-4/25, 11:30AM-12:15PM* *NO CLASS ON 3/07

KINDERMUSIK: LEVEL 2 "AWAY WE GO"

Hop on the train, get in the car, board the plane and Away We Go! This class will focus on transportation, a favorite topic for toddlers who are on the go, go, go. $70 supply fee due to the instructor. (C. Beskok) AGE: 18 months-3.5 | COST: $163 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 22064, M, 1/31-4/25, 10:30AM-11:15AM* *NO CLASS ON 3/07

KINDERMUSIK: LEVEL 3 "TOYS I MAKE"

Preschoolers will use rhythm and songs to go with the theme of a toy shop. By doing this, students will learn to use every imaginary tool to build a sequence of events to help make ideas become a reality. $70 supply fee due to the instructor. (C. Beskok) AGE: 3.5-5 | COST: $163 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 22065, M, 1/31-4/25, 9:30AM-10:15AM* *NO CLASS ON 3/07

See the full list of programs for ages 0-5 by visiting the link or scanning the QR Code using your phone's camera

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YOUNG CHILDREN SOCCER SPARKS: KICKIN’ WITH THE PARENTS

Designed for those first experiencing soccer, this class teaches the sound principles and techniques such as dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. Parent participation is required. (D. Parvanov) AGE: 2-3 | COST: $79 LOCATION: Ball Field/JFRC 22277, SA, 3/19-4/23, 9:00AM-9:30AM

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OFFERED BY ALLEN PARKS & RECREATION

TINY TOTS

Children will have fun socializing with others in a gym full of age-appropriate, safe play equipment and a bounce house! Enjoy Parents Corner and Tiny Works on the second and third Tuesday of each month. Parents must be in attendance during playtime.

AGE: 6 months-7 | COST: FREE (Members)/ $3 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 22015, T, 1/11, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22016, T, 1/18, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22017, T, 1/25, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22018, T, 2/01, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22019, T, 2/08, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22020, T, 2/15, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22021, T, 2/22, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22022, T, 3/01, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22023, T, 3/15, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22024, T, 3/22, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22025, T, 3/29, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22026, T, 4/05, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22027, T, 4/12, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22028, T, 4/19, 10:00AM-11:30AM 22029, T, 4/26, 10:00AM-11:30AM

ZUMBINI

Happy hour for parents and little ones! Sing, dance, and play together while developing your little one's social, cognitive, emotional, language and motor skills. It's the ultimate bonding experience. (B. Zemaripa) AGE: 6 weeks-4 | COST: $108 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 22048, TH, 1/13-2/24, 10:00AM-10:35AM 22049, TH, 3/17-4/28, 10:00AM-10:35AM

PROGRAM OVERVIEW Allen Parks and Recreation Department offers financial assistance for City of Allen residents. Financial assistance is available for most recreational programs, classes and memberships offered at: • • • • • •

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium The Edge Visitor Center & Skate Park Allen Senior Recreation Center Allen Community Ice Rink Athletic Programs

It does not include league fees and some classes and programs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Request an application by contacting the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office at 214.509.4700.

Performing Arts ZUMBA KIDS JR.

Children will have fun jamming out to music and socializing with their friends. Each class is a high-energy dance party packed with kid-friendly dance routines, games, activities and cultural exploration. (B. Zemaripa) AGE: 4-7 | COST: $108 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 22050, TH, 1/13-2/24, 3:30PM-4:15PM 22051, TH, 3/17-4/28, 3:30PM-4:15PM

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YOUNG CHILDREN SKYHAWKS: MINI-HAWK SOCCER Using the progressive curriculum, children will gain technical skills and sport knowledge required for the next step into soccer. Designed for beginner and intermediate players, this class focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting and ball control. (Skyhawks) AGE: 5-6 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Hockey Rink/TE 22111, SA, 1/08-1/29, 9:35AM-10:15AM 22112, SA, 2/05-2/26, 9:35AM-10:15AM 22113, SA, 3/05-4/02, 9:35AM-10:15AM* 22114, SA, 4/09-4/30, 9:35AM-10:15AM *NO CLASS 3/12

SKYHAWKS: TINY-HAWK SOCCER Young Children's Basketball Class Offered by Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Sports ALL THINGS BASKETBALL

This class is designed to be fast paced to help build confidence and selfesteem while having fun and enjoying a positive basketball experience. Learn and practice fundamental basketball skills: dribbling, passing, pivoting and shooting. (K. McIntosh) AGE: 4-8 | COST: $78 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 22309, SU, 1/09-1/30, 1:30PM-2:45PM 22310, SU, 2/06-2/27, 1:30PM-2:45PM 22311, SU, 3/06-3/27, 1:30PM-2:45PM 22312, SU, 4/03-4/24, 1:30PM-2:45PM* *NO CLASS 4/17

MINI-HAWK MULTI SPORT

This Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to several different sports. It is designed to give children a positive first step into athletics. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials through skill-based games. (Skyhawks) AGE: 5-6 | COST: $63-$83 LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC COST: $63 (4 weeks) 22002, F, 1/07-1/28, 5:05PM-5:45PM 22357, TH, 2/03-2/24, 5:05PM-5:45PM COST: $83 (6 weeks) 22358, F, 3/18-4/29, 5:05PM-5:45PM* *NO CLASS 4/15

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Using the progressive curriculum, children will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for the next step into soccer. Designed for beginner and intermediate players, this class focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting and ball control. (Skyhawks) AGE: 3-4 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Hockey Rink/TE 22115, SA, 1/08-1/29, 9:00AM-9:30AM 22116, SA, 2/05-2/26, 9:00AM-9:30AM 22117, SA, 3/05-4/02, 9:00AM-9:30AM* 22118, SA, 4/09-4/30, 9:00AM-9:30AM *NO CLASS 3/12

SOCCER SPARKS: KICK THE BALL

Designed to spark the passion for the game in young players, this class teaches the sound principles and techniques such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork. This class transitions the child from parent to individual participation. (D. Parvanov) AGE: 3-4 | COST: $79 LOCATION: Ball Field/JFRC 22007, W, 1/22-2/26, 10:00AM-10:30AM 22281, W, 3/16-4/20, 5:00PM-5:30PM 22279, W, 3/19-4/23, 9:35AM-10:05AM

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INTRODUCTION TO

ICE SKATING AT ALLEN COMMUNITY ICE RINK

Skyhawks: Mini-Hawk Soccer Offered by Joe Farmer Recreation Center Photo Credit - Skyhawks Sports Academy Facebook Page

SOCCER SPARKS: DRIBBLE, KICK & PASS

Designed to spark the passion for the game in young players, this class teaches the sound principles and techniques such as dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. This class focuses on instruction and playing with a group at a faster pace. (D. Parvanov) AGE: 4-5 | COST: $79 LOCATION: Ball Field/JFRC 22006, SA, 1/22-2/26, 10:35AM-11:20AM 22282, W, 3/16-4/20, 5:35PM-6:20PM 22278, SA, 3/19-4/23, 10:10AM-10:55AM

TINY-HAWK MULTI-SPORTS

Tiny-Hawk Multi-Sports gives participants a positive first-step into athletics in a safe and structed environment. Participants will begin developing athletic body movements through a variety of activities. (Skyhawks) AGE: 3-4 | COST: $63-$83 LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC COST: $63 (4 weeks) 22030, F, 1/07-1/28, 4:30PM-5:00PM 22552, TH, 2/03-2/24, 4:30PM-5:00PM COST: $83 (6 weeks) 22553, F, 3/18-4/29, 4:30PM-5:00PM *NO CLASS 4/15

Introductory skating lessons teach participants of all ages forward and backward skating, proper falling, dips and stops. This is a 30-minute class that includes skate rental and additional open skating passes. COST: $77 (Winter) / $88 (Spring 1) LOCATION: ACIR

AGES 3-4 (TOT 1):

WINTER: 7 WEEKS T, 1/04-2/15, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 1/06-2/17, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 1/08-2/19, 10:00AM-10:30AM SPRING 1: 8 WEEKS T, 2/22-4/19, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 2/24-4/21, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 2/26-4/23, 10:00AM-10:30AM

AGES 5-7:

WINTER: 7 WEEKS T, 1/04-2/15, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 1/06-2/17, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 1/08-2/19, 10:00AM-10:30AM SPRING 1: 8 WEEKS T, 2/22-4/19, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 2/24-4/21, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 2/26-4/23, 10:00AM-10:30AM

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Youth Ages 6-12

Young Rembrandts: Elementary Drawing/Cartooning Offered by The Edge Skate Park & Visitor Center

Arts & Crafts

Education

ART GROUP I

SUPERHERO VS. SUPER VILLAIN SCIENCE

Art classes by Coloristaa give your child a creative journey, teaching discipline and bringing confidence through oil and acrylic paintings. (A. Vadlapudi) AGE: 5-10 | COST: $103 LOCATION: Amenities Building/JFRC 22284, SA, 1/08-1/28, 10:15AM-11:15AM 22344, SA, 2/05-2/26, 10:15AM-11:15AM 22345, SA, 3/05-3/26, 10:15AM-11:15AM

YOUNG REMBRANDTS: ELEMENTARY DRAWING/ CARTOONING

The Young Rembrandts elementary program provides the tools needed to succeed at drawing. This class provides innovative guided instruction, topics kids love and relate to and instructors who know how to reach this group. (Young Rembrandts Staff) AGE: 6-13 | COST: $70 LOCATION: TE 22123, M, 1/10-2/07, 6:00PM-7:00PM 22124, M, 2/21-3/28, 6:00PM-7:00PM* 22125, M, 4/04-5/02, 6:00PM-7:00PM * NO CLASS ON 3/07

Combing elementary science, we teach our kids how to apply what they learn through creating characters and putting those characters into situations where they use the science to story tell. Supply fee of $25 due to the instructor on the first day of class. (C. Fox) AGE: 5-10 | COST: $100 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 22139, M, 1/03-2/21, 5:30PM-6:30PM 22140, M, 3/28-5/23, 5:30PM-6:30PM* *NO CLASS ON 4/18

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YOUTH

THE KNIGHT SCHOOL

VARSITY CHESS AT JOE FARMER RECREATION CENTER

LET'S GROW & GLOW KIDS YOGA

Yoga, relaxation and mindfulness for children. Interactive adventures that build strength, confidence and balance. (T. Akana) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 22285, T, 1/04-1/25, 5:00PM-5:55PM 22286, T, 2/01-2/22, 5:00PM-5:55PM 22287, T, 3/01-3/29, 5:00PM-5:55PM* 22288, T, 4/05-4/26, 5:00PM-5:55PM *NO CLASS 3/08

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE KARATE PHOTO CREDIT: THE KNIGHT SCHOOL

Become devastatingly good at chess! Laughter, longer clocks and compelling teaching approaches make this class the week's highlight. $30 supply fee due to instructor. (W. Burnes) AGE: 6-17 | COST: $96 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Shotokan Karate is physically rigorous, improves health and develops the mind. Instructor has trained in Japan as well as competed nationally and internationally at the highest level. (K. Chumak) AGE: 6+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Member/$51 Non-Member) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN T/TH, 5:00PM-6:00PM

Performing Arts

22046, TH, 1/13-4/21, 6:00PM-7:00PM

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Fitness BOWMEN HOMESCHOOL PE

Designed for sport exploration in a short time. Students enjoy active play with dynamic warm-up, agility and sport specific drills, game rules and fundamentals. Enjoy classic games: kickball, dodgeball, wiffleball and capture the flag! (Bowmen Sports) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $37-$49 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC COST: $37 (3 weeks) 22219, M, 3/14-3/28, 10:00AM-11:00AM COST: $49 (4 weeks) 22217, M, 1/10-1/31, 10:00AM-11:00AM 22218, M, 2/07-2/28, 10:00AM-11:00AM 21974, M, 4/04-4/25, 10:00AM-11:00AM

DJ SCHOOL - THE BEAT PROGRAM

Join our weekly instruction to learn the basics of being a DJ. We will beat match, mix and blend on professional DJ equipment. 8-week program, equipment provided. Additional fee paid directly to the instructor of $25. (C. Fox) AGE: 8-14 | COST: $100 LOCATION: Amenities Building/JFRC 22044, TH, 1/06-2/24, 5:30PM-6:30PM 22045, TH, 3/31-5/19, 5:30PM-6:30PM

ZUMBA KIDS

Zumba Kids helps develop a healthy lifestyle by making fitness fun! Kids have fun dancing and playing while learning developmental skills such as teamwork, confidence, memory, creativity, coordination and cultural awareness. (B. Zamarina) AGE: 7-11 | COST: $108 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 22052, TH, 1/13-2/24, 4:30PM-5:15PM 22053, TH, 3/17-4/28, 4:30PM-5:15PM

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YOUTH

Sports ALL THINGS BASKETBALL 2

This fast-paced class helps build confidence and self-esteem while having fun and enjoying a positive basketball experience. Learn and practice fundamental basketball skills: dribbling, passing, pivoting and shooting. (K. McIntosh) AGE: 8-13 | COST: $78-$103 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC COST: $78 (3 weeks) 22408, SU, 3/13-3/27, 3:00PM-4:15PM 22409, SU, 4/03-4/24, 3:00PM-4:15PM* COST: $103 (4 weeks) 22406, SU, 1/09-1/30, 3:00PM-4:15PM 22407, SU, 2/06-2/27, 3:00PM-4:15PM * NO CLASS 4/17

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

Designed for the new archer, this class guides participants through the fun of picking up a bow for the first time. Students gain confidence through introduction and are provided the resources to explore the sport. All equipment is included. (C. Torres) AGE: 5-13 | COST: $65 LOCATION: Hillside Amphitheater/JFRC 22316, SA, 1/08-1/29, 10:30AM-11:30AM 22317, SA, 2/05-2/26, 10:30AM-11:30AM 22318, SA, 3/05-3/26, 10:30AM-11:30AM 22319, SA, 4/02-4/30, 10:30AM-11:30AM* *NO CLASS 4/16

ARCHERY INTERMEDIATE

Designed for the experienced archer, this class guides participants through the advanced methods of archery tactics. Student must have prior experience in the beginner course. All equipment is included. (C. Torres) AGE: 8-13 | COST: $65 LOCATION: Hillside Amphitheater/JFRC 22320, SA, 1/08-1/29, 11:45AM-12:45PM 22321, SA, 2/05-2/26, 11:45AM-12:45PM 22322, SA, 3/05-3/26, 11:45AM-12:45PM 22323, SA, 4/02-4/30, 11:45AM-12:45PM* *NO CLASS 4/16

ARCHERY – ADVANCED

Students gain confidence through advanced methods and are provided the resources to explore the sport. Completion of the Archery Intermediate class and approval from instructor is required. All equipment is included. (C. Torres) AGE: 8-16 | COST: $65 LOCATION: Hillside Amphitheater/JFRC 22324, SA, 1/08-1/29, 1:00PM-2:00PM 22325, SA, 2/05-2/26, 1:00PM-2:00PM 22326, SA, 3/05-3/26, 1:00PM-2:00PM 22327, SA, 4/02-4/30, 1:00PM-2:00PM* *NO CLASS 4/16

HOMESCHOOL INTRODUCTION TO SKATING CLASS Introductory skating lessons teach participants of all ages forward and backward skating, proper falling, dips and stops. This is a 30-minute class that includes skate rental and additional open skating passes. AGE: 5-14 | COST: $44 LOCATION: ACIR F, 1/07-1/28, 2:15PM-2:45PM F, 2/04-2/25, 2:15PM-2:45PM F, 3/04-3/25, 2:15PM-2:45PM* F, 4/08-4/30, 2:15PM-2:45PM *NO CLASSES 3/11

INTRODUCTION TO ICE HOCKEY

Learn beginning hockey skating skills, such as forward and backward c-cuts, two-foot and one-foot jumps, tight turns, swizzles and snowplow stops. 30-minute class includes skate rental and open skating passes. Prerequisite: Pre-Alpha. AGE: 5-15 | COST: $77 (Winter) / $88 (Spring 1) LOCATION: ACIR WINTER: 7 WEEKS T, 1/04-2/15, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 1/06-2/15, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 1/08-2/19, 10:00AM-10:30AM SPRING 1: 8 WEEKS T, 2/22-4/19, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 2/24-4/21, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 2/26-4/23, 10:00AM-10:30AM

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YOUTH INTRODUCTION TO ICE SKATING (8-14 YEARS)

Introductory skating lessons teach participants of all ages forward and backward skating, proper falling, dips and stops. This is a 30-minute class that includes skate rental and additional open skating passes. AGE: 8-14 | COST: $77 (Winter) / $88 (Spring 1) LOCATION: ACIR WINTER: 7 WEEKS T, 1/04-2/15, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 1/06-2/17, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 1/08-2/19, 10:00AM-10:30AM SPRING 1: 8 WEEKS T, 2/22-4/19, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 2/24-4/21, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 2/26-4/23, 10:00AM-10:30AM

INTRODUCTION TO ICE SKATING SPRING BREAK CLASS

Spend your spring break learning to ice skate. Skate rental, 30-minute instruction and 90-minute open skate included. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Learn more by calling 972.912.1097 or stop by during customer service hours. AGE: 3+ | COST: $15 LOCATION: ACIR M, 3/07, 12:00PM-12:30PM T, 3/08, 12:00PM-12:30PM W, 3/09, 12:00PM-12:30PM

MARTIAL ARTS: ISMA (YOUTH)

ISMA’s fun and challenging style develops self-confidence and physical abilities through martial arts skills, practical self-defense, discipline and structure as focused students learn to achieve goals. $55 supply fee: uniform, mouthpiece and annual AAU membership.(C. Bales)

AGE: 6-12 | COST: $83 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 21930, M/TH, 1/03-1/31, 6:00PM-6:45PM* 21931, M/TH, 2/03-2/28, 6:00PM-6:45PM 21932, M/TH, 3/03-3/31, 6:00PM-6:45PM* 21933, M/TH, 4/04-4/28, 6:00PM-6:45PM *NO CLASS 1/17, 3/10

NEXT BALL BETTER

Whether you are new to golf, hope to play on a high school or college team or simply want to improve your game, this proven program will help you hit the next ball better! Our client success stories include PGA tournament winners, Ryder Cup and President’s Cup players and junior players ranked in the top 10 worldwide. (Plane Truth Dallas) AGE: 7+ | COST: Prices vary by instructor LOCATION: TCWC CONTACT: Andy Traynor (469.999.1191 / andytraynor@planetruthgolf.com) WEBSITE: planetruthgolfdallas.com

THE PLANE TRUTH GOLF INSTRUCTION

Get expert coaching for all levels of players at The Courses at Watters Creek. Private individual and group lessons are available. (Plane Truth Dallas) AGE: 7+ | COST: Prices vary by instructor LOCATION: TCWC WEBSITE: WattersCreekGolf.com/Lessons

SKYHAWKS FLAG FOOTBALL

Athletes will learn skills on both sides of the ball. They will learn the components of offense and defense and learn how to catch and throw the football. The rules of the game will also be discussed all in a fun and positive environment. (Skyhawks) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $63 LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC 22001, T, 1/04-1/25, 4:45PM-5:45PM 22400, T, 2/01-2/22, 4:45PM-5:45PM 22401, T, 3/01-3/29, 4:45PM-5:45PM* 22402, T, 4/05-4/26, 4:45PM-5:45PM *NO CLASS 3/08

SKYHAWKS TRACK & FIELD

Using special equipment, coaches cover the fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques. Improve your personal development, fundamental techniques, and safety with a focus on fun! (Skyhawks) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $63 LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC 22396, TH, 1/06-1/27, 4:45PM-5:45PM 22397, TH, 2/03-2/24, 4:45PM-5:45PM 22398, TH, 3/03-3/31, 4:45PM-5:45PM* 22399, TH, 4/07-4/28, 4:45PM-5:45PM *NO CLASS 3/10

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YOUTH SKYHAWKS VOLLEYBALL

Skyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it into a great class. All fundamentals of the game are taught through drills and exercises such as passing, setting, hitting, and serving. (Skyhawks) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $63-$83 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC COST: $63 (4 weeks) 22356, W, 4/06-4/27, 5:00PM-6:00PM COST: $83 (6 weeks) 22005, W, 1/05-2/09, 5:00PM-6:00PM 22354, W, 2/16-3/30, 5:00PM-6:00PM* *NO CLASS 3/09

SKYHAWKS: SOCCER

Using the progressive curriculum, children will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for the next step into soccer. Designed for beginner and intermediate players, this class focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting and ball control. (Skyhawks) AGE: 6-12 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Hockey Rink/TE 22119, SA, 1/08-1/29, 10:20AM-11:20AM 22120, SA, 2/05-2/26, 10:20AM-11:20AM 22121, SA, 3/05-4/02, 10:20AM-11:20AM* 22121, SA, 4/09-4/30, 10:20AM-11:20AM *NO CLASS 3/12

SOCCER SPARKS: YOUTH SOCCER

Designed to spark the passion for the game in young players, this class teaches the sound principles and techniques of soccer such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork while having fun and getting great physical exercise. (Skyhawks) AGE: 6-9 | COST: $79 LOCATION: Ball Field/JFRC 22280, SA, 1/22-2/26, 11:25AM-12:10PM 22422, W, 3/16-4/20, 6:25PM-7:10PM 22009, SA, 3/19-4/23, 11:00AM-11:45AM

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TENNIS: QUICK START (5-7 YEARS)

This quick start class is designed to teach racket skills and the fundamentals of the sport through a variety of fun activities. Participants will learn strokes needed to play tennis. (Schkade/Waters) AGE: 5-7 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park 22369, SA, 1/29-2/19, 9:00AM-10:00AM 22370, SA, 3/12-4/02, 9:00AM-10:00AM 22371, SA, 4/23-5/14,9:00AM-10:00AM

TENNIS: QUICK START (8-11 YEARS)

This quick start class is designed to teach the fundamentals of tennis. Players will learn the proper technique for the forehand, backhand, serve and volley. A variety of activities will reinforce skills. (Schkade/Waters) AGE: 8-11 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park 22378, SA, 1/29-2/19, 10:00AM-11:00AM 22379, M, 1/31-2/21, 5:00PM-6:00PM 22380, W, 2/02-2/23, 5:00PM-6:00PM 22381, SA, 3/12-4/02, 10:00AM-11:00AM 22382, M, 3/14-4/04, 5:00PM-6:00PM 22383, W, 3/16-4/06, 5:00PM-6:00PM 22384, M, 4/18-5/09, 5:00PM-6:00PM 22385, W, 4/20-5/11, 5:00PM-6:00PM 22386, SA, 4/23-5/14, 10:00AM-11:00AM

TENNIS: YOUTH DRILL & PLAY

Players will work on stroke development and start league play. Students have the opportunity to play matches while working on the mechanics of tennis based on individual needs. Participants should be able to rally balls with forehands and backhands. (Schkade/Waters) AGE: 9-15 | COST: $80 LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park & Ford Pool 22387, SA, 1/29-2/19, 11:00AM-12:30PM 22388, M, 1/31-2/21, 6:00PM-7:30PM 22389, W, 2/02-2/23, 6:00PM-7:30PM 22390, SA, 3/12-4/02, 11:00AM-12:30PM 22391, M, 3/14-4/04, 6:00PM-7:30PM 22392, W, 3/16-4/06, 6:00PM-7:30PM 22393, M, 4/18-5/09, 6:00PM-7 :30PM 22394, W, 4/20-5/11, 6:00PM-7:30PM 22395, SA, 4/23-5/14, 11:00AM -12:30PM


Aquatics Ages 6 months and older City of Allen Swim Team (COAST) Offered by Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Competitive Stroke Clinic BEGINNER STROKE CLINIC

Swimmers will work on developing proper technique through a variety of drills for each of the four competitive strokes. Pre-requisite: 25-yard freestyle; 25-yard backstroke; 25-yard breaststroke; 25-yard butterfly. (DRN Staff) AGE: 6-17 | COST: $40 (Members) / $50 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 22489, T/TH, 1/11-1/27, 7:30PM-8:00PM 22490, T/TH, 2/01-2/24, 7:30PM-8:00PM 22491, T/TH, 3/01-3/24, 7:30PM-8:00PM 22492, T/TH, 3/29-4/21, 7:30PM-8:00PM

INTERMEDIATE STROKE CLINIC

Swimmers will continue to develop their technique for all four strokes. Flip turns and block starts are also introduced. Pre-requisite: 50-yard freestyle, 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard breaststroke, 50-yard butterfly. (DRN Staff) AGE: 6-17 | COST: $50 (Members) / $60 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 22493, T/TH, 1/11-1/27, 8:00PM-8:45PM 22494, T/TH, 2/01-2/24, 8:00PM-8:45PM 22495, T/TH, 3/01-3/24, 8:00PM-8:45PM 22496, T/TH, 3/29-4/21, 8:00PM-8:45PM

ADVANCED STROKE CLINIC

This course is for advanced swimmers and will refine stroke technique with an emphasis on interval training and endurance. Pre-requisite: 150-yard freestyle; 100-yard backstroke; 100-yard breaststroke; 75-yard butterfly. (DRN Staff) AGE: 6-17 | COST: $60 (Members) / $70 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 22497, T/TH, 1/11-1/27, 7:30PM-8:45PM 22498, T/TH, 2/01-2/24, 7:30PM-8:45PM 22499, T/TH, 3/01-3/24, 7:30PM-8:45PM 22500, T/TH, 3/29-4/21, 7:30PM-8:45PM

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LEARN TO SWIM

CLASSES

AT DON RODENBAUGH NATATORIUM Your child can learn to swim with our certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Students will be evaluated on the first day of class then placed with an appropriate group based on their American Red Cross level. (DRN Staff) AGE GROUPS

SESSION 1: 1/11-1/27 MINNOWS

SHARKS

22423, T/TH, 4:30PM 22424, T/TH, 5:05PM 22425, T/TH, 5:40PM 22426, T/TH, 6:15PM 22427, T/TH, 6:50PM 22428, T/TH, 7:30PM

22456, T/TH, 4:30PM 22457, T/TH, 5:05PM 22458, T/TH, 5:40PM 22459, T/TH, 6:15PM 22460, T/TH, 6:50PM 22461, T/TH, 7:30PM

MINNOWS: 3-5 years SHARKS: 6-12 years

SESSION 2: 2/01-2/24 & SA: 2/05-2/26 MINNOWS

SHARKS

LOCATION

22432, T/TH, 4:30PM 22433, T/TH, 5:05PM 22434, T/TH, 5:40PM 22435, T/TH, 6:15PM 22436, T/TH, 6:50PM 22437, T/TH, 7:30PM 22429, SA, 9:50AM 22430, SA, 10:25AM 22431, SA, 11:00AM

22465, T/TH, 4:30PM 22466, T/TH, 5:05PM 22467, T/TH, 5:40PM 22468, T/TH, 6:15PM 22469, T/TH, 6:50PM 22470, T/TH, 7:30PM 22462, SA, 9:50AM 22463, SA, 10:25AM 22464, SA, 11:00AM

Leisure Pool/DRN

COST 8 CLASSES:

4 CLASSES:

$65 Members $30 Members $80 Non-Members $40 Non-Members

SESSION 3: 3/01-3/24

SESSION DATES

MINNOWS

SHARKS

SESSION 1: January 11-27

22438, T/TH, 4:30PM 22439, T/TH, 5:05PM 22440, T/TH, 5:40PM 22441, T/TH, 6:15PM 22442, T/TH, 6:50PM 22443, T/TH, 7:30PM

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(No Saturday Lessons)

SESSION 2: February 1-24 &

Sat. Class: February 5-26

SESSION 3: March 1-24

(No Saturday Lessons)

SESSION 4: March 29-April 21 &

Sat. Class: April 2-23

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SESSION 4: 3/29-4/21 & SA: 04/02-04/23 MINNOWS

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22477, T/TH, 4:30PM 22478, T/TH, 5:05PM 22479, T/TH, 5:40PM 22480, T/TH, 6:15PM 22481, T/TH, 6:50PM 22482, T/TH, 7:30PM 22483, SA, 9:50AM 22484, SA, 10:25AM 22485, SA, 11:00AM


AQ UAT I CS

Miscellaneous Aqua ADULT AQUATICS

Improve your water confidence and stroke technique with certified water safety instructors. The improvement of aquatic comfort level is mastered through small group focus on personal achievements. All skills levels are welcome. (DRN Staff)

NOW HIRING:

JOIN OUR TEAM!

AGE: 13+ | COST: $50 (Members)/ $60 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN 22501, SA, 2/05-2/26, 9:00AM-9:45AM 22502, SA, 2/05-2/26, 11:40AM-12:25PM 22503, SA, 4/02-4/23, 9:00AM-9:45AM 22504, SA, 4/02-4/23, 11:40AM-12:25PM

COMPETITIVE DIVING STARTS

Dive off a starting block like an Olympic swimmer! Students are introduced to different competitive starts used in stroke clinic and swim team such as the track, relay, and backstroke start. Pre-requisite: headfirst dive and swim unassisted to wall. (DRN Staff) AGE: 6-17 | COST: $30 (Members)/ $40 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 22511, SA, 2/05-2/26, 11:40AM-12:10PM 22512, SA, 4/02-4/23, 11:40AM-12:10PM

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Individualized one-on-one instruction for participants of all ages and levels. Instructors will design a specific plan to meet your needs. Call 214.509.4770 to learn more. (DRN Staff) AGE: All Ages | COST: $35 LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN

Sports CITY OF ALLEN SWIM TEAM

City of Allen Swim Team (COAST) Spring Training is focused on teaching techniques and building up stamina for the 2022 COAST Summer season. This program is compliant with TAAF off-season practice regulations. Pre-requisite: 25- yard swim. (T. Mcvey) AGE: 4+ | COST: $105 (Members)/ $125 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 22513, M/W, 1/10-4/20, 6:00PM-6:45PM 22514, M/W, 1/10-4/20, 7:00PM-7:45PM

Allen Parks and Recreation is hiring across the board, whether you are a teen looking a fun first job or a skilled employee looking for a new opportunity on an amazing team! WE HIRE: • Seasonal Employees • Part-time Employees • Full-time Employees VIEW JOB OPENINGS AT:

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Camps Ages 5-15

Camp S.T.A.R. Offered by Joe Farmer Recreation Center

BOWMEN BASKETBALL CAMP

This high energy clinic is designed for players of all skills and abilities. This is a skill-based program which utilizes drills and games to reinforce dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding. Part of each class will be used for game scrimmages. (N. Barrows) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $93 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 22305, M-TH, 3/07-3/10, 9:00AM-12:00PM

BUILDING BALLERINAS WORKSHOP

Experience popular "Building Ballerinas" as a one-week camp! Thematic ballet lessons and engaging stories introduce students to their first steps in ballet. Crafts and a parent provided snack round out the fun! (C. Mooney) AGE: 3-7 | COST: $75 LOCATION: JFRC 22275, M-TH, 3/07-3/11, 10:00AM-11:30AM

BUILDING BALLERINAS II

CAMP S.T.A.R. - SPRING BREAK

AGE: 6-10 | COST: $75 LOCATION: JFRC 22276, M-TH, 3/07-3/11, 12:00PM-1:30PM

AGE: 5-12 | COST: $115 (Members)/ $125 (Non-Members) LOCATION: JFRC 22330, M-F, 3/07-3/11, 7:30AM-5:30PM

Designed for the experienced young dancer, ages 6-10, this workshop will focus on building the technical skills needed for success in ballet class using the structure of the story ballet. (C. Mooney)

Campers will indulge in a variety of indoor and outdoor games as well as arts and crafts throughout the day. Please bring a sack lunch daily; snack provided daily.

See the full list of camps for ages 5-15 by visiting the link or scanning the QR Code using your phone's camera

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CAMPS DJ SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK EDITION

Join our half-day Spring Break Camp to learn the basics of being a DJ. We will beat match, mix, and blend on professional DJ equipment. Equipment provided. (C. Fox) AGE: 8-14 | COST: $170 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 22067, M-TH, 3/07-3/10, 1:00PM-4:00PM

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

PURPLE WAND MAGIC CAMP

Learn to read people's minds and make money appear out of nowhere. The tricks taught are specially designed for first-time learners and students will get bonus material to unlock with a secret code after class. $38 supply fee due to the instructor. (D. Sanders) AGE: 6-12 | COST: $188 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 22134, M-F, 3/07-3/11, 9:00AM-11:00AM

SKYHAWKS: SPRING BREAK SOCCER CAMP

Using our progression-based curriculum, your young athletes will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for that next step into soccer. (Skyhawks) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $139 LOCATION: TE 22136, M-TH, 3/07-3/10, 9:00AM-12:00PM

SPRING BREAK ART CAMP

Art camp that teaches fine art, not simple crafts! Students complete eight fine art masterpieces. Paint two paintings each day using heavy acrylics, watercolors, oil pastels and charcoal with beautiful subjects including animals, seascapes and landscapes. $60 supply fee due to the instructor. Please bring a roll of paper towels, old t-shirt, comfortable clothing and shoes. (R. Garden) AGE: 5-13 | COST: $63 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 22047, M-TH, 3/07-3/10, 9:00AM-11:35AM

SKYHAWKS MULTI-SPORT SPRING BREAK CAMP Our Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to several different sports. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials through skill-based games. (Skyhawks) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $143 LOCATION: Ball Field/JFRC 22306, M-TH, 3/07-3/10, 1:00PM-4:00PM

OFFERED BY ALLEN PARKS & RECREATION MISSION To provide recreational opportunities through financial support to qualified Allen residents in order to promote citizen involvement, build a strong sense of community and increase social and physical well-being. PROGRAM OVERVIEW Allen Parks and Recreation Department offers financial assistance for City of Allen residents. Financial assistance is available for most recreational programs, classes and memberships offered at: • • • • • •

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium The Edge Visitor Center & Skate Park Allen Senior Recreation Center Allen Community Ice Rink Athletic Programs

It does not include league fees and some classes and programs.

FO R MO RE I NFO : Request an application packet by contacting the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office at 214.509.4700.

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ALLEN HERITAGE GUILD PRESERVING AND PROMOTING ALLEN’S HERITAGE AND SPIRIT

SAM BASS/RAILROAD HISTORY DAY FEBRUARY 26, 2022 • 10:00AM-2:00PM ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT AT THE ALLEN DEPOT MUSEUM SECOND & FOURTH SATURDAYS (10AM-2PM):

Tour the Depot Museum

THIRD SUNDAYS (2-4PM):

Visit the Village

Interested in becoming an Allen Heritage Guild Member or Volunteer? For more information, visit: AllenHeritage.org.

PARK AMBASSADOR

PROGRAM The Allen Parks Foundation and the Allen Parks and Recreation Department recognize the importance of citizen involvement in the parks system as a way of fostering community pride and responsibility. The primary role of a Park Ambassador is to serve as a liaison between the Parks and Recreation Department and the parks and trails users. Learn more about the Allen Parks Foundation or how to become a Park Ambassador at:

AllenParksFoundation.org


1,364 Acres of park land

Allen enjoys a thriving local park system that provides residents with the ability to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle.

OUR GOALS

• Develop outdoor recreation space that is accessible by all residents • Ensure a balanced park and open space system still preserving quality natural open spaces and protecting the valuable ecosystems

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78.69 Miles of hike and bike trails

Master Plan: All residents will be

within one-half mile of a park

Recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation every year since 2002

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Find out about park classifications at LifeInAllen.org/ParkClassifications.

PARKS & TRAILS PROJECTS Coming Soon

Under Construction

Recently Completed

Playground at Twin Creeks Park

PLAYGROUND REPLACEMENTS Several new playground replacements around the City are in the works. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022.

NEW TRAIL COMING SOON ALONG RIDGEVIEW DRIVE New and attractive features are coming along Ridgeview Drive. Explore the new loop trail, widen and meandering trail, and boardwalk to be constructed this fall.

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PLAYGROUND SHADE STRUCTURES New shade structures were recently installed over four playgrounds: Bethany Lakes Park, Greenville Heights, Hillside Park and Twin Creeks Park.


ALLEN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PROJECT FEATURE

VISIT THE NEW RIDGEVIEW BOARDWALK TRAIL

PROJECT OVERVIEW: New trail segments located near the Allen ISD STEAM Center and Spirit Park use elevated boardwalks to minimize the number of trees removed during construction. The trail provides future connection points to Watters and Ridgeview trails, along with the future Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center. Allen Community Development Corporation Members: Tommy Baril (President), Antoinette Vincent (Vice President), Shahmeen Khan (Secretary), Matthew Foster, Ron Alexander, Stacy Gonzales, Chris Schulmeister

For more information about Allen CDC, please visit: CityofAllen.org/CDC This project made possible by Allen Community Development Corporation project funding.

CHECK OUT Project LIFE! Tune in to the monthly video series from Allen City Television (ACTV), highlighting the latest project updates from Allen Parks and Recreation.

ACTV Always Allen. Always On.

Allen City Television (ACTV) 47,100 subscribers

WATCH PROJECT LIFE:

YouTube.com/AllenCityTV


From hula hoops to yoga mats, to a portable volleyball net and multi-sport equipment, this all-in-one "recreation center on wheels" brings fun events and activities around Allen all year long! FOLLOW ALONG TO FIND OUT WHERE REV WILL BE NEXT!

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SNAP

SPECIAL NEEDS & ADAPTED PROGRAMS

Ages 4 and older SNAP Dances Offered by Allen Parks & Recreation

Aquatics

Dances

ADAPTED AQUATICS

SNAP DANCES

AGE: 3-18 | COST: $65 Members/ $80 Non-Members (8 Classes) | $30 Members/$40 Non-Members (4 Classes) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN 22505, T/TH, 1/11-1/27, 5:40PM-6:10PM 22506, SA, 2/05-2/26, 8:25AM-8:55AM 22507, T/TH, 3/01-3/24, 5:40PM-6:10PM 22508, SA, 4/02-4/23, 8:25AM-8:55AM

AGE: 18+ | COST: $15 LOCATION: ASRC JANUARY DANCE THEME: DISCO 22417, F, 1/14,7:00PM-10:00AM FEBRUARY DANCE THEME: VALENTINE'S 22421, F, 2/04, 7:00PM-10:00AM MARCH DANCE THEME: MARDI GRAS 22418, F, 3/11, 7:00PM-10:00AM APRIL DANCE THEME: 50'S SOCK HOP 22416, F, 4/08, 7:00PM-10:00AM

Swimming instruction for participants with special needs; class instruction will include basic water skills to increase water adjustment. An adult must be in the water. Call 214.509.4770 to learn more. (DRN Staff)

SNAP your fingers and shuffle your feet at this Special Needs and Adapted Program! Enjoy music, a fun theme and snacks with your family and friends. Contact David.Ruiz@cityofallen.org for more information.

See the full list of SNAP programs for ages 4 and older by visiting the link or scanning the QR Code using your phone's camera

LifeInAllen.org/SNAP

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Teens & Adults Ages 13 and older Teen & Adults Fitness Class Offered by Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Activities

Arts & Crafts

ROLLER SKATE BASICS

ART GROUP II

In this beginner level course, students will learn maintenance tips, balance, footwork and basics like crossing and transitions (front to back). Students will need to provide their own skates. (L. Harris) AGE: 5+ | COST: $60 LOCATION: Skate Park/TE 22130, SA, 3/05-3/26, 10:00AM-10:45AM 22131, SA, 4/09-4/30, 10:00AM-10:45AM

ROLLER SKATE DANCE

In this advanced course, students will learn footwork and choreography for a variety of dance routines. Students will need to provide their own skates and be comfortable balancing on skates. (L. Harris) AGE: 5+ | COST: $60 LOCATION: Skate Park/TE 22132, SA, 3/05-3/26, 11:00AM-11:45AM 22133, SA, 4/09-4/30, 11:00AM-11:45AM

Art classes by Coloristaa. Class presents art as a creative journey that teaches discipline and brings confidence with oil and acrylic paintings. (A. Vadlapudi) AGE: 10+ | COST: $110 LOCATION: Amenities Building/JFRC 22346, SA, 1/08-1/29, 11:15AM-12:15PM 22289, SA, 2/05-2/26, 11:15AM-12:15PM 22347, SA, 3/05-3/26, 11:15AM-12:15PM

Education AMERICAN RED CROSS CPR & FIRST AID

This course will teach American Red Cross adult, child and infant CPR, as well as first aid and AED. Participants receive a certification upon successful completion through email. AGE: 12+ | COST: $55 (Members)/ $65 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Conference Room/DRN 22522, SA, 2/12, 9:00AM-5:00PM 22523, SA, 4/23, 9:00AM-5:00PM

See the full list of programs for ages 13 and older by visiting the link or scanning the QR Code using your phone's camera

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T E E N & A D U LT S AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD REVIEW

Refresh your knowledge and get re-certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, bloodborne pathogens, emergency oxygen, CPR/First Aid and AED. Pre-requisite: 300-meter swim, retrieval of brick in 7-10ft of water and 2 minutes treading water. AGE: 16+ | COST: $105 (Members)/ $125 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 22519, SA, 1/08, 8:00AM-6:00PM 22520, SA, 3/12, 8:00AM-6:00PM 22521, SA, 4/16, 8:00AM-6:00PM

AMERICAN RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR

This course trains participants to teach swimming lessons through the American Red Cross with a focus on critiquing and evaluating a student's progress. Participants will receive a certificate via email upon successful completion of the course. (DRN Staff) AGE: 16+ | COST: $180 (Members)/ $190 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Conference Room/DRN 22487, F/SU, 1/14-1/16: (1/14: 5:00PM8:00PM, 1/15: 9:00AM-5:00PM, 1/16: 9:00AM-5:00 PM) 22488, F/SU, 4/08-4/10: (4/08: 5:00PM8:00PM, 4/09: 9:00AM-5:00PM, 4/10: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM)

RED CROSS BLENDED LEARNING LIFEGUARD CLASS

This blended learning course trains participants the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Skills & CPR/AED/First-Aid training. Pre-requisite: Completion of online portion, 300-meter swim, retrieval of brick in 7-10ft of water and 2 minutes treading water. AGE: 15+ | COST: $205 (Members)/ $225 (Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 22515, F-SU, 2/25-2/27 (2/25: 5:00PM9:00PM | 2/26-2/27: 8:00AM-5:00PM) 22516, T-TH, 3/08-3/10, 9:00AM-6:00PM 22517, F-SU, 4/08-4/10 (4/08: 5:00PM9:00PM | 4/09-4/10: 8:00AM-5:00PM) 22518, F-SU, 4/22-4/24 (4/22: 5:00PM9:00PM | 4/23-4/24: 8:00AM-5:00PM)

DRN AEROBIC PUNCH CARD AT DON RODENBAUGH NATATORIUM

Love group exercise but don’t want to join the gym? Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium offers Aerobic Punch Cards that allow you to participate in any 12 water or land fitness classes of your choice and they never expire! Membership is not required. AGE: 16+ COST: $39 Members ($3.25/class) $51 Non-Members ($4.25/class)

Fitness ADULT SKATE

Have fun and experience skating with other adult enthusiasts. Adult Skate is open every Friday for recreational practice. Skate rental is included. Please check monthly schedule for any possible changes. AGE: 17+ | COST: $5 LOCATION: ACIR F, 1/07-4/29, 12:15PM-1:15PM

BODY BLAST

Experience a dynamite strength training in all major muscle groups. Each body part is blasted for five minutes using weights, tubing, and weighted bars. (L. Hough) AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN M/W/F, 10:15AM-11:15AM

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T E E N & A D U LT S

NUTRITION

CONSULTATIONS AT DON RODENBAUGH NATATORIUM

BODY SCULPT

This high energy, fully packed session will work the upper and lower body using weights, bands, steps and floor exercises. (A.Webster)

AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN M/W 6:15PM-7:00PM

CLARITY YOGA

Practice slow flow yoga through calm and peaceful state moving meditation. Yoga mats are available for use in the aerobics room. (J. Gallagher)

AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN T/TH, 9:00AM-10:00AM

CORE ENDURANCE Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium (DRN) is now offering a NEW fitness program, Nutrition Consultations! Discuss how to enhance your health and achieve your wellness goals through a proper diet that works for you! Appointments available on weekdays only. AGE: 16+ COST: $35 (One session) $145 (Five sessions) LOCATION: Conference Room/DRN

For more information about this new program, contact DRN's Fitness Coordinator at 214.509.4775. If you are ready to get started today, visit the website or scan the QR Code below!

LifeInAllen.org/ Nutrition

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High impact exercise on the mat that develop long, lean muscles. A focus on position and alignment will get you big results in limited time! (R. Roberts)

AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN SA, 10:15AM-11:00AM

GENTLE FLOW YOGA (JFRC)

Build strength, increase flexibility, engage your senses with mindful movement and breathwork in this gentle yoga flow. (T. Akana) AGE: 16+ | COST: $60 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 22290, W, 1/05-1/26, 7:35PM-8:35PM 22291, W, 2/02-2/23, 7:35PM-8:35PM 22292, W, 3/02-3/30, 7:35PM-8 :35PM* 22293, W, 4/06-4/27, 7:35PM-8:35PM *NO CLASS 3/09

HOMESCHOOL OPEN SKATE

Have fun and experience a new lifelong interest. Open skate is open to homeschool students every Friday. Skate rental is included. Please check monthly schedule for any possible changes. AGE: 4-18 | COST: $5 LOCATION: ACIR F, 1/07-4/29, 1:15PM-2:45PM


T E E N & A D U LT S PILATES

Increase torso strength and stabilization with mat exercises aimed at lengthening muscles rather than creating bulk. Flexibility will also improve as you focus and breathe in the balanced regimen. (L. Hough) AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN M/W/F, 11:30AM-12:15PM Teen & Adult Yoga Classes Offered by Joe Farmer Recreation Center

PARTNER WORKOUT

Achieve your personal fitness goals with a partner in a shared training session. Learn proper form and create healthy habits. Two people per session. For more information, call the DRN Fitness Desk at 214.509.4777. (R. Roberts, A. Webster, L. Hartter) AGE: 16+ | COST: $75 (1 session)/ $350 (5 sessions)/$700 (10 sessions) LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN

PERSONAL TRAINING (DRN)

The Natatorium offers personal training with nationally certified professional fitness trainers. With professional instruction and accountability for you to lose weight the healthy way. For more information, call the DRN Fitness Desk at 214.509.4777. (R. Roberts, A. Webster, L. Hartter) AGE: 16+ | COST: $65 (1 session)/ $310 (5 sessions)/$585 (10 sessions)/ $975 (20 sessions) LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN

PERSONAL TRAINING (JFRC)

Get advice on current training regimens, learn the basics of cardiovascular training and get a customized exercise program. Time and days are arranged between trainer and client. Call 214.509.4754 for more information about Joe Farmer Recreation Center’s personal trainers. (L. Hartter) AGE: 16+ | COST: $50 per hour LOCATION: Weight Room/JFRC

PREPARED PRENATAL YOGA

Prepare your body for labor with stretching and movement intended to build strength and flexibility. Guided cues relax with beneficial breath work. Class is led by certified yoga instructor and DONA trained Labor Doula. (T. Akana) AGE: 16+ | COST: $60 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 22294, W, 1/05-1/26, 6:30PM-7:30PM 22295, W, 2/02-2/23, 6:30PM-7:30PM

STRONG FOUNDATIONS YOGA FOR TEENS

Need to relax? Take a moment to release muscle tension and reduce stress with healing movements. Feel free to bring blanket, bolster and/or blocks. (T. Akana) AGE: 14-19 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 22297, T, 1/04-1/25, 6:00PM-7:00PM 22298, T, 2/01-2/22, 6:00PM-7:00PM 22299, T, 3/01-3/29, 6:00PM-7:00PM* 22300, T, 4/05-4/26, 6:00PM-7:00PM *NO CLASS 3/08

TAI CHI 64-MOVE FORM REVIEW

A series of beautiful slow movements will help you focus on breathing and bring you a sense of calmness. Moving to quiet music helps with focus on keeping the mind tranquil. These forms also ensure to increase strength, balance and stability. $10 fan fee. (C. Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: $45 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 22056, M, 1/10-1/31, 7:00PM-8:00PM 22057, M, 2/07-2/28, 7:00PM-8:00PM 22058, M, 3/07-3/28, 7:00PM-8:00PM 22059, M, 4/04-4/25, 7:00PM-8:00PM

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Sports ALLEN ADULT HOCKEY LEAGUE – INSTRUCTIONAL

Teen & Adult Tai Chi Classes Offered by Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Designed for men and women with minimal experience wanting to develop hockey skills in a team environment. Players will learn the basic skills & concepts of hockey. Games will emphasize fair play & sportsmanship. Call for dates/times. Pre-requisite: Adult Learn to Play Hockey. AGE: 18+ | COST: $249 per player LOCATION: ACIR

TAI CHI FOR TODAY INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI (JFRC)

Learn to apply ancient Qigong Chinese exercises to everyday experiences for balance and stability. Exercises help relieve pain, inflammation, while helping with healing and well-being. All moves are done with soothing music for a peaceful experience. (C. Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: $45 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 22060, W, 2/02-2/23, 6:30PM-7:30PM 22061, W, 3/02-3/23, 6:30PM-7:30PM 22062, W, 4/06-4/27, 6:30PM-7:30PM

TAI CHI FORM (DRN)

Develop control and focus as your breath synchronizes with each precise movement that corresponds to the symbols of change with a sense of calmness and peace. (C. Booth)

AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN T, 10:15AM-11:00AM

TAI CHI INTRO (DRN)

Beginner class, designed for individuals who suffer from arthritis or associated pain discomfort. Enjoy these slow movements to focus the mind to promote a state of mental clarity and stress management. (C. Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN TH, 10:15AM-11:00AM

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GET GOLF READY LESSONS

These lessons are the perfect way to improve your golf skills in a group environment. Each lesson will focus on a specific aspect of the game from hitting a driver to putting. Get Golf Ready prepares you to PLAY golf. Not only will you get to make learning fun in a small group setting, but no equipment or previous experience is needed! (J. McCormack) AGE: 18+ | COST: $125 per session LOCATION: TCWC WEBSITE: WattersCreekGolf.com/GGR

INTRODUCTION TO ICE SKATING (15 YEARS-ADULT)

Introductory skating lessons teach participants of all ages forward and backward skating, proper falling, dips and stops. This is a 30-minute class that includes skate rental and additional open skating passes. AGE: 15+ | COST: $77 (Winter) / $88 (Spring 1) LOCATION: ACIR WINTER: 7 WEEKS T, 1/04-2/15, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 1/06-2/17, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 1/08-2/19, 11:00AM-11:30AM SPRING 1: 8 WEEKS T, 2/22-4/19, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 2/24-4/21, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 2/26-4/23, 11:00AM-11:30AM


T E E N & A D U LT S

FITNESS CHALLENGES AT DON RODENBAUGH NATATORIUM

AGE: 16+ | COST: FREE | LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN

FITNESS CHALLENGE OF 2022

Patrons who participate in six or more fitness assessments throughout the year of 2022 will receive a t-shirt and go into a drawing where one is selected to receive a FREE DRN membership for 2023. Visit or call the DRN Fitness Desk at 214.509.4777 to schedule fitness assessment.

MONTHLY CHALLENGES

Stay active this Spring season by participating in a monthly fitness challenge! JANUARY

FEBRURARY

MARCH

APRIL

STEP TO IT CHALLENGE

PRECOR CARDIO CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE YOUR PARTNER

PULL UP CHALLENGE

For more information about the Fitness Challenges, call 214.509.4770 or visit the Fitness Center at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

KARATE/KUNG FU CLASS

Students learn self-discipline, patience, respect, good work ethic and selfdefense techniques unique to this martial arts discipline. (A. Cherian) AGE: 5+ | COST: $100 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 22126, M/W/SA, 1/03-1/31* 22127, M/W/SA, 2/02-2/28* 22128, M/W/SA, 3/02-3/30* 22129, M/W/SA, 4/02-4/30* *M/W 5:30PM-8:00PM | SA 10:00AM12:00PM

MARTIAL ARTS: ISMA (TEEN & ADULTS)

ISMA’s style focuses on realistic street applicable self-defense against one to multiple attackers. Martial arts skills, conditioning, belt ranking and more. $63 supply fee: uniform, mouthpiece and annual AAU membership. AGE: 13+ | COST: $83 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 21934, M/TH, 1/03-1/31, 7:00PM-8:00PM* 21935, M/TH, 2/03-2/28, 7:00PM-8:00PM 21936, M/TH, 3/03-3/31, 7:00PM-8:00PM 21937, M/TH, 4/04-4/28, 7:00PM-8:00PM* *NO CLASS ON: 1/17, 3/10

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T E E N & A D U LT S NEXT BALL BETTER

Whether you are new to golf, hope to play on a high school or college team or simply want to improve your game, this proven program will help you hit the next ball better! Our client success stories include PGA tournament winners, Ryder Cup and President’s Cup players and junior players ranked in the top 10 worldwide. (Plane Truth Dallas) AGE: 7+ | COST: Prices vary by instructor LOCATION: TCWC CONTACT: Andy Traynor (469.999.1191 | andytraynor@planetruthgolf.com) WEBSITE: planetruthgolfdallas.com

The Plane Truth Golf Instruction Offered by The Courses at Watters Creek

PERFORMANCE PLUS PROGRAM Join the Performance Plus Program at The Courses at Watters Creek and receive unlimited access to DFW's #1 practice facility! Members enjoy unlimited play on The Futures Course; unlimited practice in the Short Game area, including chipping and putting; unlimited range balls on the driving range and 10% off green fees on The Traditions Course anytime! AGE: 7+ | COST: $59 per month (6-month minimum) LOCATION: TCWC DETAILS: Call 214.509.4653 WEBSITE: WattersCreekGolf.com

TENNIS: ADULT DRILL & PLAY

Get off the couch, find the racket in the closet and get back into the sport! Beginner and intermediate adults will refine skills via drills for 30 minutes and play singles or doubles for 45 minutes. (Schkade/Waters) AGE: 16+ | COST: $65 LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park & Ford Pool 22360, M, 2/07-2/28, 7:30PM-8:45PM 22361, M, 3/14-4/04, 7:30PM-8:45PM 22362, M, 4/18-5/09, 7:30PM-8:45PM

THE PLANE TRUTH GOLF INSTRUCTION

Get expert coaching for all levels of players at The Courses at Watters Creek. Private individual and group lessons are available. (Plane Truth Dallas) AGE: 7+ | COST: Prices vary based on instructor LOCATION: TCWC DETAILS: Call 214.509.4653 WEBSITE: WattersCreekGolf.com

Water Fitness AQUA FITNESS

This full body workout targets core strength, cardiovascular endurance, muscular toning and balance. Buoyancy belts are used for flotation and safety. (H. Chahar) AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN M/W, 7:00PM-8:00PM

DEEP WATER ENERGY

This is a perfect class to improve flexibility, range of motion and strengthen muscle to build stamina while also performing high intensity cardio. (J. Bergstein)

AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN M/W/F, 12:45PM-1:30PM

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T E E N & A D U LT S DEEP WATER MIX

This fun filled deep water class includes the use of flotation belts and water noodles. You will hop, run, leap and bicycle. (L. Hough) AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN M/W/F, 9:00AM-9:50AM

DRN AEROBIC PUNCH CARD AT DON RODENBAUGH NATATORIUM

A fun shallow water class for beginners to improve flexibility and overall conditioning. (L. Stinnett)

Love group exercise but don’t want to join the gym? Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium offers Aerobic Punch Cards that allow you to participate in any 12 water or land fitness classes of your choice and they never expire! Membership is not required.

MOVING MATTERS

AGE: 16+ COST: $39 Members ($3.25/class) $51 Non-Members ($4.25/class)

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN T/TH, 11:45AM-12:30PM

A low to moderate intensity water class to improve strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. Benefits those who experience arthritis, join pain, autoimmune disease and injury recovery. (H. Chahar) AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) | DRN Drop-In Fee | FREE to SilverSneakers, Optum, DRN, JFRC, ASRC members LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN T/TH, 9:30AM-10:30AM

POWER SPLASH

This advanced, deep water class features more intense cardio work than our regular classes. Strength training is emphasized with the use of resistance equipment. Build strength with low impact! (H. Chahar) AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN T/TH, 9:30AM-10:30AM

RIVER ROBICS

This class utilizes the force and resistance of the lazy river for a challenging cardio and body toning workout. Use equipment such as noodles and buoys to enhance your work out. Participants are encouraged to wear water shoes. (G. Dixon) AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Lazy River/DRN T/TH, 6:30PM-7:30PM

TOTAL FITNESS SHALLOW

Build cardiovascular endurance as you use resistance of the water in the leisure pool. All fitness levels welcome. (L. Stinnett) AGE: 16+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) or DRN Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN SA, 8:10AM-8:50AM

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Seniors Ages 50 and older

Arts & Crafts CERAMICS

Learn to clean green ware, glaze and paint designs. For beginners to intermediates, with a basic knowledge of painting needed, this class will help you to create beautiful ceramics. Teacher instruction provided on the first and third Tuesdays. (S. Cantlon) AGE: 50+ | COST: $29 LOCATION: Craft Room/ASRC 22252, T, 1/04-1/25, 9:00AM-12:00PM 22253, T, 2/01-2/22, 9:00AM-12:00PM 22254, T, 3/01-3/29, 9:00AM-12:00PM 22255, T, 4/05-4/26, 9:00AM-12:00PM

COLOR TIME

Adult coloring presents a creative venture without the need for artistic flair. Like meditation, coloring pages for adults help them de-stress, take them back to childhood and activate both parts of the brain.

Arts & Crafts Class Offered by Allen Senior Recreation Center

GENEALOGY CLUB

Members of this club enjoy tracing their roots. Join experienced genealogists and beginners alike, new members are welcomed anytime. (C. Law) AGE: 50+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Classroom A&B/ASRC 22251, M, 1/31, 1:00PM-2:00PM 22256, M, 2/28, 1:00PM-2:00PM 22258, M, 3/28, 1:00PM-2:00PM 22257, M, 4/25, 1:00PM-2:00PM

WATERCOLOR DOODLE

Unleash your creativity with a watercolor painting session by Twist Squiggle and Doodle. You will create a one of a kind 11x15 watercolor work of art. The image is on the watercolor paper and ready to paint. (C. Samuel) AGE: 50+ | COST: $15 LOCATION: Craft Room/ASRC 22238, F, 1/07, 2:00PM-3:30PM 22239, F, 2/04, 2:00PM-3:30PM 22242, F, 3/04, 2:00PM-3:30PM 22243, F, 4/01, 2:00PM-3:30PM

AGE: 50+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Craft Room/ASRC 22245, M/F, 1/03-1/31, 11:00AM-12:00PM 22246, M/F, 2/04-2/28, 11:00AM-12:00PM 22247, M/F, 3/04-3/28, 11:00AM-12:00PM 22248, M/F, 4/01-4/29, 11:00AM-12:00PM

See the full list of fitness classes by visiting the link or scanning the QR Code using your phone's camera

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SENIORS

Dance BEGINNER/HIGH BEGINNER LINE DANCE LESSONS Learn current popular dances in a fun social atmosphere. Students Should have three months dance experience. Class agenda given weekly along with links to videos and step sheets. (N. Simpson) AGE: 50+ | COST: $26/$31.75 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 22177, W, 1/05-1/26, 4:00PM-4:50PM 22178, W, 2/02-2/23, 4:00PM-4:50PM 22179, W, 3/02-3/30, 4:00PM-4:50PM 22180, W, 4/06-4/27, 4:00PM-4:50PM

IMPROVER/INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCE LESSONS

For experienced line dancers who know the names of step moves. Learn new dances on Tuesdays and practice on Thursdays. Current popular line dances taught to Country Western, Blues, Jazz, Salsa and Hip Hop. Please note, no online registration available - register in person at ASRC. (G. Donaldson) AGE: 50+ | COST: ASRC Punch Card ($28/16 Punches) LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 22197, T/TH, 1/04-1/27, 12:30PM-1:30PM 22198, T/TH, 2/01-2/24, 12:30PM-1:30PM 22199, T/TH, 3/01-3/31, 12:30PM-1:30PM 22200, T/TH, 4/05-4/28, 12:30PM-1:30PM

Education MENTAL AEROBICS

This class is designed to help you maintain your cognitive skills. These skills are associated with lower incidence of dementia and increased functional independence. Enjoy this time as a group with different types of brain exercises. (M. Cooper & B. Lawrence) AGE: 50+ | COST: $26/$31.75 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 22260, T, 1/04-1/25, 11:00AM-11:45AM 22261, T, 2/01-2/22, 11 :00AM-11:45AM 22262, T, 3/01-3/29, 11:00AM-11:45AM 22263, T, 4/05-4/26, 11:00AM-11:45AM

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ASRC PUNCH CARD AT ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER

Allen Senior Recreation Center (ASRC) offers Punch Cards for Improver/ Intermediate Line Dancing classes. Must purchase at the ASRC Front Desk and give the Punch Card to the instructor before each class you attend. Cards are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Lost cards will not be replaced. All card will include a six-month expiration from the date of purchase.

Fitness CHAIR VOLLEYBALL

More fun than you can stand–while seated! Chair volleyball is great for upper-body mobility, reflexes, handeye coordination and endurance, but more importantly, it’s FUN and there are always a few laughs! The game is played with a beach ball and net. (C. Carter) AGE: 50+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Multi-Purpose A/ASRC WEDNESDAYS: 11:00AM-12:00PM | FRIDAYS: 9:00AM-11:00AM 22181, W/F, 1/05-1/28 22182, W/F, 2/02-2/25 22183, W/F, 3/02-3/30 22184, W/F, 4/01-4/29


SENIORS CHAIR YOGA (ASRC)

Gentle yoga that will move the body through seated and standing yoga poses and stretches. Flexibility, balance and range of movement will be increased. Restorative breathing and meditation practice will take place at the end of each class. (T. Thompson) AGE: 50+ | COST: $23/$28 or $7 per class LOCATION: Multi-Purpose A&B/ASRC 22185, T, 1/04-1/25, 11:00AM-12:00PM 22186, T, 2/01-2/22, 11:00AM-12:00PM 22187, T, 3/01-3/29, 11:00AM-12:00PM 22188, T, 4/05-4/26, 11:00AM-12:00PM

GENTLE FLOW YOGA (ASRC)

Gentle Flow Yoga will teach Vinyasa style, slow flow yoga, joining yoga postures together with the breath and body movement, to develop a stronger mindbody connection. A mat is required, and a yoga block and small pillow are recommended. (T. Thompson) AGE: 50+ | COST: $23/$28 or $7 per class LOCATION: Classroom A&B/ASRC 22189, T, 1/04-1/25, 9:30AM-10:20AM 22190, T, 2/01-2/22, 9:30AM-10:20AM 22191, T, 3/01-3/29, 9:30AM-10:20AM 22192, T, 4/05-4/26, 9:30AM-10:20AM

GROW STRONGER TOGETHER

Progressive strength training program that incorporates core and major muscle groups through stretching and balance proactive. Hand weights, bands, balls and chairs provided for assistance, while mat work on the floor is optional. (T. Thompson) AGE: 50+ | COST: $23/$28 or $7 per class LOCATION: Classroom A&B/ASRC 22193, TH, 1/06-1/27, 9:00AM-10:00AM 22194, TH, 2/03-2/24, 9:00AM-10:00AM 22195, TH, 3/03-3/31, 9:00AM-10:00AM 22196, TH, 4/07-4/28, 9:00AM-10:00AM

INTERMEDIATE TAI CHI (ASRC)

Tai Chi and Qigong are ideal for seniors. These low-impact exercises calm the mind and improve overall wellness, balance, muscle strength, coordination and flexibility. (C. Pruett) AGE: 50+ | COST: $12 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 22201, M/W, 1/03-1/31, 11:15AM-12:15PM 22202, M/W, 2/02-2/28, 11:15AM-12:15PM 22203, M/W, 3/02-3/30, 11:15AM-12:15PM 22204, M/W, 4/04-4/27, 11:15AM-12:15PM

RESTORATIVE YOGA

This class restores the body through gentle stretching and holding poses. Benefits include increased flexibility and strength, better balance and posture, and a sense of well-being. A yoga mat is required. Other yoga supplies (blocks, straps, etc.) may be used but are not required. (T. Thompson) AGE: 50+ | COST: $23/$28 or $7 per class LOCATION: Classroom A&B/ASRC 22205, TH, 1/06-1/27, 10:00AM-10:50AM 22206, TH, 2/03-2/24, 10:00AM-10:50AM 22207, TH, 3/03-3/31, 10:00AM-10:50AM 22208, TH, 4/07-4/28, 10:00AM-10:50AM

SILVERSNEAKERS® BOOM MUSCLE (DRN)

Participants will challenge their muscular strength and endurance alternating between cardio and resistance training. (R. Roberts)

AGE: 50+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 NonMembers) | DRN Drop-In Fee | FREE to SilverSneakers®Members LOCATION: Classroom A&B/ASRC T/TH, 11:15AM-12:00PM

SILVERSNEAKERS® CLASSIC (ASRC)

Increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance with this high-energy circuit workout. Use handheld weights, elastic tubing and a ball to increase upper-body strength. The multi-level, equipmentbased workout is alternated with nonimpact aerobics. Please note, no online registration available - register in person at ASRC. (B. Jordan)

AGE: 50+ | COST: FREE for SilverSneakers® Members, $13/$16.25 for NonSilverSneakers® Members LOCATION: Multi-Purpose A/ASRC 22229, T, 1/04-1/25, 1:00PM-1:45PM 22233, TH, 1/06-1/27, 1:00PM-1:45PM 22230, T, 2/01-2/22, 1:00PM-1:45PM 22234, TH, 2/03-2/24, 1:00PM-1:45PM 22226, M, 2/07-2/28, 11:00AM-11:45AM 22231, T, 3/01-3/29, 1:00PM-1:45PM 22235, TH, 3/03-3/31, 1:00PM-1:45PM 22227, M, 3/28-3/28, 11:00AM-11:45AM 22232, T, 4/05-4/26, 1:00PM-1:45PM 22236, TH, 4/07-4/28, 1:00PM-1:45PM 22228, M, 4/04-4/25, 11:00AM-11:45AM

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SENIORS SILVERSNEAKERS® CLASSIC (DRN)

Enjoy the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. (J. Bergstein) AGE: 50+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Member/$51 NonMember) | DRN Drop-In Fee | FREE to SilverSneakers®Members LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M/W/F, 9:00AM-10:00AM

YANG STYLE TAI CHI

Yang Style is gentle and slow moving to provide increased balance, improved flexibility and stress reduction. No experience necessary and suitable for those with limited range of motion. Wear loose fitting clothes and flat-bottomed shoes. (L. Johnson) AGE: 50+ | COST: $21/$25.50 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 22213, TH, 1/06-1/27, 11:00AM-11:45AM 22214, TH, 2/03-2/24, 11:00AM-11:45AM 22215, TH, 3/03-3/31, 11:00AM-11:45AM 22216, TH, 4/07-4/28, 11:00AM-11:45AM

Stay connected with what's happening at ASRC The Center-Link is a newsletter featuring all upcoming programs, classes, events and trips offered by Allen Senior Recreation Center. The Center-Link is available at ASRC's Front Desk and online at LifeInAllen.org/ASRC.

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ZUMBA® GOLD (ASRC)

ZUMBA® Gold is a fun fitness program based on Latin and international dance styles with lower-intensity, easy-to-follow choreography focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. No dance experience required and all levels welcome. (T. Neve) AGE: 50+ | COST: $51/$57 or $8 per class LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 22209, W/F, 1/05-1/28, 9:30AM-10:30AM 22210, W/F, 2/02-2/25, 9:30AM-10:30AM 22211, W/F, 3/02-3/30, 9:30AM-10:30AM 22212, W/F, 4/01-4/29, 9:30AM-10:30AM

Water Fitness SILVERSNEAKERS® SPLASH (DRN)

This class utilizes the physical properties of the water to enhance agility, range of motion and cardio conditioning. Instructor will choreograph "water moves" with Silver Sneakers kickboard to develop strength, balance and coordination. (J.Bergstein)

AGE: 50+ | COST: DRN Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 NonMembers) | DRN Drop-In Fee | FREE to SilverSneakers®Members LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M/W/F, 10:15AM-11:00AM M/W/F, 11:15AM-12:00PM


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Adult Leagues Ages 18 and older

SPRING 2022 SPORTS

BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL

FLAG FOOTBALL, SOCCER, & ULTIMATE FRISBEE

KICKBALL & SOFTBALL

REGISTRATION DATE EARLY 1/04-1/10

REGULAR 1/11-1/17

LATE 1/18-1/24 EARLY 1/04-1/10

REGULAR 1/11-1/24

LATE 1/25-1/31 EARLY 1/04-1/10 LATE 2/08-2/14

LEAGUE REGISTRATION DATES

Summer 2022

REGULAR 1/11-2/07

START DATE WE E K O F MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14

WE E K O F MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21

WE E K O F MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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Registration for Summer 2022 Adult Leagues season coming soon!

RAINOUT LINE

• Basketball & Volleyball: 4/04-5/09 • Flag Football, Soccer & Ultimate Frisbee: 4/04-5/09 • Kickball & Softball: 4/04-5/16

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A D U LT L E A G U E S SPRING 2022 SPORTS

START DATE

TEAM REGISTRATION COST EARLY $425

MEN'S BASKETBALL

MEN'S 5-ON-5 FLAG FOOTBALL

MEN'S 8-ON-8 FLAG FOOTBALL

WEEK OF 2/ 15

WEEK OF 2/21

WEEK OF 2/22

CO-REC KICKBALL

WEEK OF 3/04

MEN’S & CO-REC SOCCER

WEEK OF 2/21

MEN’S, WOMEN’S & CO-REC SOFTBALL (USSSA)

WEEK OF 2/28

MEN’S & CO-REC SOFTBALL (ASA)

WEEK OF 2/28

CO-REC ULTIMATE FRISBEE

WOMEN'S & CO-REC VOLLEYBALL

WEEK OF 2/24

WEEK OF 2/ 14

REGULAR $450 8 Game Season + Playoffs

LATE $475 EARLY $375

REGULAR $385

LATE $400 EARLY $475

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LATE $500 EARLY $350

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LATE $375 EARLY $600

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LATE $650 EARLY $510

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LATE $545 EARLY $385

REGULAR $395

LATE $410 EARLY $305

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LATE $305 EARLY $330 LATE $355

SEASON FORMAT

REGULAR $340

12 Game Season (Doubleheaders) + Playoffs

12 Game Season (Doubleheaders)+ Playoffs

12 Game Season (Doubleheaders) + Playoffs

8 Game Season + Playoffs

14 Game Season (Doubleheaders)+ Playoffs

8 Game Season + Playoffs

12 Game Season (Doubleheaders) + Playoffs

12 Game Season (Doubleheaders) + Playoffs

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R E N TA LS

Pavilion Rentals

Reservations A number of pavilions are available for rent through Allen Parks and Recreation. All pavilions are available on a first come, first served basis. A $50 deposit plus hourly fees are required. A complete list of Pavilion Rental Rules and Regulations will be provided upon reservation confirmation.

Bounce House Bounce houses are welcome in City of Allen parks and require an additional $25 fee charged upon notifying the Parks and Recreation department of your plans. Once confirmed, staff will then mark a safe spot (away from buried electrical lines, irrigation, etc.) for bounce house set up. Proof of insurance must be provided by bounce house vendor.

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RESERVE A PAVILION ONLINE TODAY! Scan the QR Code using your phone's camera

LifeInAllen.org/Pavilion PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:

• None of the pavilions have patron accessible electricity. • There is a $50 refundable damage deposit for each rental. • No tobacco products or alcoholic beverages are allowed on premises, and all firearm possession must follow state law. • There is a two-hour minimum for each rental.

For more information, please call 214.509.4700.


R E N TA LS

ADDRESS

RESIDENT

NONRESIDENT

REST ROOMS

AMENITIES @ JFRC

1201 E. Bethany

$40/hour

$80/hour

YES

BETHANY LAKES

745 S. Allen Heights

$25/hour

$50/hour

YES

BETHANY RIDGE

1218 E. Bethany

$15/hour

$30/hour

NO

B R I D G EWAT E R CROSSING

1919 Deer Creek

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

701 Angel

$40/hour

$80/hour

YES

701 Angel

$40/hour

$80/hour

YES

622 Rainforest

$15/hour

$30/hour

904 Comanche

$40/hour

$80/hour

FORD EAST

705 Whitman

$25/hour

$50/hour

YES

FORD WEST

630 Park Place

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

GLENDOVER

1290 Scottsman

$15/hour

$30/hour

NO

GREEN

1305 Comanche

$15/hour

$30/hour

NO

LOST CREEK

1525 Charleston

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

LO ST C R E E K AT BRADFORD CROSSING

1405 Bradford

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

LOST CREEK THE BLUFFS

1608 Allen Heights

$15/hour

$30/hour

NO

O R C H A R D S PA R K

1705 Lake Travis

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

QUAIL RUN

920 Pelican

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

SPRING MEADOW

1405 Summerplace

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

STACY R I D G E

1900 Country Brook

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

STORY

1540 Edelweiss

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

SUNCREEK

601 Alma

$15/hour

$30/hour

NO

WAT T E R S CROSSING

Bel Air at Newport

$15/hour

$30/hour

NO

PAVI L I O N

C E L E B R AT I O N A C E L E B R AT I O N B D AYS P R I N G A D AYS P R I N G B

NO

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R E N TA LS

Facility Rentals Rental packages range f rom $20-$325 per hour. Contact individual facilities for details!

Allen Community Ice Rink

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Host a memorable birthday party, broomball or unique group event at Allen Community Ice Rink! You can choose from private ice rental to party space with skates included. Customize your event package from 12 to 100+ guests, and make it unforgettable with options including skating coaches and catering. No outside food and beverage allowed. MORE INFORMATION: 972.912.1097

Boasting one of the largest indoor pools in Allen, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is the perfect place for a celebration. Rent the entire facility or just the leisure pool, competition pool or rock wall. Two multipurpose rooms that hold 25 to 50 people can be used for parties. Also, patio rentals are available for outdoor gatherings. MORE INFORMATION: 214.509.4770

Allen Senior Recreation Center Allen Senior Recreation Center’s multipurpose rooms are the ideal location for your next event! With tables and chairs available for up to 250 people, the room includes a stage that can be used for performances and wood floors perfect for dances. An A/V system with audio, a projector and a screen are provided at no extra cost. Table and chair setup and takedown is available for an additional fee. MORE INFORMATION: 214.509.4820

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Community Room The Community Room is located at the Municipal Courts and Parks and Recreation building. This space is equipped with a projection screen and AV capabilities. The rental includes 95 chairs and 18, six-foot rectangle tables. No outside food and beverages allowed. MORE INFORMATION: 214.509.4700

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

The Courses at Watters Creek

Whether you want a special place for a birthday party, meeting, family reunion or other celebration, Joe Farmer Recreation Center has amenities for all occasions. A gymnasium with six basketball goals and racquetball courts, and a game room with table tennis, air hockey and foosball provides a variety of opportunities. MORE INFORMATION: 214.509.4750

Have your special occasion, corporate meeting, club gathering or reunion at The Courses at Watters Creek! A beautifully furnished banquet facility and full-service professional catering staff will pamper you with casual to formal dining packages. MORE INFORMATION: 214.509.3486

Lakeside Clubhouse

The Edge

Plan your next small gathering at Lakeside Clubhouse! This climate controlled indoor facility has a beautiful balcony, overlooking Bethany Lakes Park. There's even a fireplace for the cold days! The rental includes 40 chairs and eight, six-foot rectangle tables. MORE INFORMATION: 214.509.4750

There’s no better place to host an extreme birthday party or social gathering than The Edge Visitor Center which is one of the largest outdoor facilities of its kind in Texas, has a variety of bowls and street fixtures, providing fun skating opportunities for all ages and skill levels. MORE INFORMATION: 214.509.4760

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R EG I ST R AT I O N

WINTER/SPRING 2022 REGISTRATION DATES Most classes and programs open for registration at 8:00AM on the designated day listed below. RESIDENT

Dec. 6

NONRESIDENT

Dec. 8

HOW TO R EG I STER

Are you ready to jump right in and see what Allen Parks & Recreation has to offer? We've made registering easy! You can register for a class, program or activity one of two ways.

ONLINE

Available 24-hours a day, seven days a week at LifeInAllen.org!

WALK-UP

Available during regular facility hours.

REGISTERING ONLINE & FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD? If you previously registered for a class, program or activity with Allen Parks & Recreation, you may have created an account already! Learn how to find your username and password by visiting LifeinAllen.org/LoginHelp or scanning this QR code with your phone's camera.

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Fees REGISTRATION FEES

All program fees are set according to the cost of the instructor, supplies and minimum class enrollment. All fees collected help support and finance programs.

ADDITIONAL FEES

Some programs may require additional fees or supply fees and may be offered at member and non-member rates. These fees are generally identified in the program description and are to be paid directly to the instructor.

Wait Lists WAITING LISTS

Is your class full? If so, we can place you on a waiting list. We will notify you if a space becomes available or a new class is formed. Payment is not required until you are registered for an open class position.

Policies TRANSFER POLICY

Participants may transfer to another available class before it begins without charge but only if the enrollment for the class transferred from will not drop below the minimum.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

By registering for a class there is an assumption of risk by the participant. The Allen Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing safe facilities and equipment for all participants, as well as qualified staff and instructors. In the event of a serious accident or illness, it is City policy to contact: • The Allen Fire Department Emergency Services to perform First Aid and when necessary, recommend transport to a hospital. • Each parent or legal guardian as soon as the situation allows.

SIBLING POLICY

Due to the structure of child/parent classes, only children who are of the appropriate age for the class will be permitted to register and attend the program. No younger or older siblings will be allowed in the classroom to sit and watch or be left unattended in the lobby.

PARENT POLICY

Please refrain from entering the teaching area during class to eliminate interruptions between the instructor and participants. There will be special days to view your child’s progress.

PHOTO POLICY

Staff or hired photographers may take photos of class participants. The photos may be used for City of Allen promotional purposes in the Activity Guide, brochures, flyers, news releases or the website.

Refunds REFUNDS

Customer service is our top priority! If you are not satisfied with a class, please let us know immediately so we can correct the situation. If you need to request a refund, please contact an Allen Parks & Recreation Department facility.

FULL REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IF:

• Participation is not possible due to class cancellation or a change in day, time or location. Refunds will not be subject to any administrative charges.

PARTIAL REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IF: • Participation is canceled after the class starts due to unusual circumstances (e.g. sickness or injury). The refund will be prorated minus charges for furnished supplies. All partial refunds are subject to a $10 administrative fee. • Participation is canceled regardless of reason with notification of five (5) or more calendar days before the class starts. • Participation in any program is canceled with less than five (5) calendar days notice and we are able to fill the vacancy prior to the start of the program.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IF:

Participation is canceled with notification less than five (5) calendar days before the class starts and we are unable to fill that vacancy.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions prior to registration, please call 214.509.4750 or 214.509.4770. Questions related to senior programs please call 214.509.4820. For questions related to ice rink programming, please call 972.912.1097.

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FLIP ME OVER! (I'm also Allen In Focus.)

(I'm also LIFE in Allen.)

FLIP ME OVER!


EVENT CENTER RENAMED

CUTX EVENT CENTER DEBUTS The next time you head to a concert, Allen Americans hockey or Dallas Sidekicks soccer game, you’ll notice a new name on your ticket stub: Credit Union of Texas Event Center. The new title for Allen’s 7,000-seat arena officially debuted in October. The seven-year deal represents significant new revenue for Allen’s Parks and Recreation Department, which operates the arena. Credit Union of Texas (CUTX) moved its corporate headquarters to Allen in 2019 and quickly became involved with Allen Parks and Recreation by sponsoring the Holly Jolly Celebration, Eggcellent Family Adventure, Arbor Day Celebration and Summer Sounds Concert Series. These partnerships will continue under the new agreement.

EXPLORE UPCOMING EVENTS:

CUTXEVENTCENTER.COM

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UPGRADE UNDERWAY

SMART WATER METERS A major overhaul of Allen’s water meter system is expected to get underway in 2022. A vendor will soon be selected to convert water meters at every Allen home and business to Advance Meter Infrastructure (AMI), commonly known as smart meters. The upgrade will allow for consistent billing cycles and near real-time tracking of water use. Once a vendor is chosen, it will take approximately 18 months for contractors to install new meters and communication infrastructure citywide. Customers will be notified directly ahead of meter installation at their address. After new meters are installed, hourly meter readings will be available to customers through an online portal, allowing citizens to track their own consumption within 24 hours of water use. Utility billing account information and payment processes will not change at any time during the transition to AMI.

TRACK THE PROGRESS:

CITYOFALLEN.ORG/SMARTMETERS 2

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1 YEAR AND COUNTING!

MYALLEN APP MILESTONE The City of Allen is celebrating one year of improved service with its MyAllen app. MyAllen launched in Fall 2020 as a tool for residents to submit work orders, sign up for trash collection reminders and report maintenance issues around the city. MyAllen replaced a previous service app which offered fewer features and a less user-friendly interface. Available for iOS and Android, the MyAllen app was downloaded more than 4,800 times and used to submit more than 5,200 reports during its first 12 months.

Scan to download!

MOST COMMON REQUESTS

29.3% Trash/Recycling 17.4% Property Maintenance 13.5% Building Maintenance (Internal) 7.1% Animal Issues 6.4% Streets 4.7% Park/Trail Issue 4.2% Vehicles 3.8% Sidewalk 3.3% Water Leaks 2.3% HHW Pickup Request 2% All others

iPhone App Store

Google Play Store

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KEEP ALLEN BEAUTIFUL VOLUNTEERS

GET INVOLVED IN ALLEN

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES If you’re looking for ways to invest in your community, serve your neighbors and meet new people, volunteering with the City of Allen is the perfect place to start! ALLEN PARKS & RECREATION: A revamped volunteer program launched in 2021 with opportunities for adults, students, practicum students and groups to serve at a single event or in an ongoing capacity. KEEP ALLEN BEAUTIFUL: Help protect the natural environment and keep Allen looking its best with one-time litter cleanups, “Adopt-a-Spot” programs, community event support and more. ALLEN POLICE VOLUNTEERS: Graduates of the 8-week Citizen Police Academy can pursue additional volunteer roles in APD’s Citizens on Patrol (COPs) or Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) programs. COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT): Train in fire safety, search and rescue, and disaster medical operations to help your neighborhood or workplace in case of a large-scale emergency. GET DETAILS ON THESE PROGRAMS & EXPLORE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

CITYOFALLEN.ORG/VOLUNTEER 4

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NEW OFFERING @ APL!

BLUEBIRD LANGUAGES

CLOUDLIBRARY

NEWSSTAND

COMICSPLUS

TUMBLEBOOK

PHOTO CREDIT: CLOUDLIBRARY

APL EXPANDS DIGITAL OFFERINGS

SAY ¡HOLA! TO BLUEBIRD LANGUAGE A brand new offering from Allen Public Library (APL) is helping patrons learn a new language from anywhere! Bluebird Languages offers a library of 12.5 million lessons in 164 different languages available from the convenience of a mobile app. Researchbased audio lessons and interactive quizzes help you speak the language of your dreams quickly and retain what you learn indefinitely. It's one of many digital services offered by APL, including e-books and e-audiobooks from cloudLibrary, magazines from NewsStand and graphic novels from ComicsPlus. Even the youngest readers can enjoy APL’s collection on the go with animated, talking picture books from TumbleBook Library. EXPLORE APL’S COLLECTION OF DIGITAL MATERIALS & SERVICES:

ALLENLIBRARY.ORG/DIGITALLIBRARY

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CITY OF ALLEN - COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT

BUILDING BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS

FOR THE ALLEN COMMUNITY The City of Allen’s Community Enhancement Department is on a mission to support and strengthen Allen’s neighborhoods. Formed in 2020, part of Community Enhancement’s mission is to help enhance and stabilize existing neighborhoods, and ultimately empower residents with the knowledge, resources and ability to be the City’s partners in maintaining the places they call home. This year, the team has been meeting with residents to identify areas of their neighborhoods that could use a helping hand and coordinating work efforts to turn these areas into a source of neighborly pride. Along with these enhancement efforts, the new Let’s Party Neighborhood Block Party Trailer will soon offer residents the resources to gather and celebrate their community, meet their neighbors or simply throw a fun block party. Looking toward 2022, the Community Enhancement team has plans to expand its enhancement programs into more neighborhoods across Allen, leaving a trail of beautiful landscaping, repaired entryway signs and happy Allen residents in its wake.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS DEPARTMENT:

CITYOFALLEN.ORG/COMMUNITYENHANCEMENT 6

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COMMUNITY CPR CLASS

FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING

SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS

LEARN FROM ALLEN FIRE DEPARTMENT

FIRE & LIFE SAFETY TRAINING From CPR training to fire station tours, Allen Fire Department (AFD) is preparing to resume many public outreach programs temporarily paused due to COVID-19. Led by experienced AFD staff, these educational opportunities prepare residents of all ages to do the right thing in an emergency— whether dialing 9-1-1, using a fire extinguisher, applying a tourniquet or giving CPR. A Citizens Fire Academy (for ages 18+) and Summer Fire Academy (for students entering 5th or 6th grade) offer extended opportunities for hands-on learning. In addition to hosted trainings, AFD visits schools, employers, religious centers and other community groups to offer customized fire and life safety programs. Visit the website or call 214.509.4413 to learn more.

LEARN MORE ABOUT UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

ALLENFIRE.ORG/COMMUNITYEDUCATION

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MICROCHIPS & REGISTRATION

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PET Give beloved furry family members the best protection against getting lost. Allen Animal Shelter offers affordable, no-appointment microchipping at the shelter (770 S. Allen Heights Drive) during normal business hours. Residents who complete required pet registration receive extra benefits, including a durable pet registration tag and PetData online profile. More than 96% of lost animals who wear them are returned to their owners within 24 hours – many without ever entering a shelter!

PROTECT YOUR PET TODAY:

CITYOFALLEN.ORG/ANIMALSERVICES

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