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Fall 2019 CITY OF ALLEN PA R KS & R E C R E AT I O N ACTIVITY GUIDE

AUGU ST 26- DEC E MB E R 2 3 R EG I ST R AT I O N Resident: August 5 Non-Resident: August 7


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Welcome to the Here in Allen, fall holds one exciting tradition after another. From cool evening strolls to warm sips of cocoa, tree planting to pumpkin carving, this season is full of opportunities to recreate beloved experiences and make new memories with family and friends.

Stephen Terrell, Mayor CITY OF ALLEN

With this LIFE in Allen activity guide, planning fall fun couldn’t be easier. In addition to a packed schedule of classes and camps, you’ll find information on sports leagues, special events and even a map on pages 37-40 to help you explore Allen’s many parks and trails. One tradition I’m especially looking forward to is our Holly Jolly Celebration, featuring the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Now with additional festivities, food and entertainment, this magical event is something all ages will enjoy. I hope you’ll join us to celebrate the season in true Allen fashion.

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 Stephen Terrell, Mayor Pro Tem Gary L. Caplinger, Kurt Kizer, Carl Clemencich, Lauren Doherty, Chris Schulmeister, Baine Brooks

C I TY STA F F

Eric Ellwanger, City Manager

A D M I N I ST R AT I O N

Tim Dentler, Director Dave Angeles, Assistant Director Brian Bristow, Assistant Director Carrie Cessna, Assistant Director Travis Cunniff, Recreation Services Mgr. Anthony Hill, Resource Development Mgr. Matt Cobb, Marketing Mgr. Robert Townsend, Admin. Services Mgr. Jennifer Robinson, Support Specialist Keith Marchand, Reservations Coordinator Anna-Marie Underwood, Special Events Coordinator Donna Ludwig, Senior Admin. Assistant Cury Santiago, Admin. Assistant

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

Tom Cowart, Paul Davidson, Michael Smiddy, John Holley, Geoben Johnson III, Tricia Losavio, LaReeda Rentie

PLANNING SERVICES

Matt McComb, Park Planning & Development Mgr. Laura Cuellar, Landscape Architect Kelly McGinnis, Project/Grant Coordinator Robert Ferron, Parks Development Inspector

SITE AND FACILITY SERVICES

Parks/Athletic Fields/Irrigation Kim Spearman, Site Superintendent Buildings/Construction/Contracted Services Zach Francis, Facility Superintendent Nathan Ragsdale, Operations Supervisor Bobby Trevino, Operations Supervisor Forestry/Horticulture Jesse Simmons, City Forester Stacy Adams, Admin. Assistant

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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LIFEINALLEN.ORG

301 Century Parkway Allen, Texas 75013 214.509.4700 LifeInAllen@cityofallen.org


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 Camps 32 SNAP 34 Teens & Adults 42 Seniors 51 Aquatics 57 Adult Athletics 62 Ice Rink 64 Golf 66 Rentals Pavilion Rentals 68 Facility Rentals 70 Registration 72 Special Insert: Parks & Trails Map 37-40

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

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

ON THE COVER The holiday season is sprinting into Allen with a variety of festive events! Learn how you can participate in the annual Rudolph Run 5K and Donner Dash on page 21.

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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* M-F 6:00AM-9:30AM SA 8:00AM-5:00PM 3:00PM-8:00PM SU 12:00PM-5:00PM *Facility and open skate hours vary depending on season and programming. Call front desk for 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 available for $45

For savings, purchase punch cards at ACIR Front Desk.

Rentals See pages 68-71 for information.

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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 Faith and Family Skate Halloween Skate Annual Great Turkey Skate Drop & Shop Holiday Skate ICE RINK WITH 28 FT CORNER RADIUS

SKATING LESSONS Introduction to Skating Learn to Skate Homeschool Skating Advanced Figure Skating OPEN SKATES Adult Skate Homeschool Skate HOCKEY Introduction to Hockey Learn to Play Hockey Institute of Allen Stick Time Hockey 1 Adult Skills LEAGUES Jr. Americans Adult Instructional Adult D & D2 Over 35 Women's Elite

Amenities Find Ice Rink programming on pages 64-65!

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/W/F T/TH SA/SU

7:00AM-5:00PM 7:00AM-8:00PM Closed

Daily Lunch Freshly prepared meals are served MondayFriday from 12:00PM1:00PM for members at the cost of $4 per meal and $3 for a garden salad. Pre-registration is required no later than 9:30AM on the same day.

Find Senior programming on pages 51-55!

Want to find out more about ASRC? The CenterLink is a bimonthly newsletter featuring all upcoming programs, events and trips. The CenterLink is available at ASRC and 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.

Rentals

Location 451 St. Mary Dr. Allen, TX 75002

Contact 214.509.4820

Center Supervisor: Julie Olles

See pages 68-71 for information.

Activities SPECIAL EVENTS Happy Fall Fest Veterans Day Celebration TRAVEL Scotland Overnight Trips Local Day Trips FITNESS Barre Line Dancing Yoga Pilates SilverSneakers® Chair Yoga Chair Volleyball Tai Chi Zumba Gold

50+

ASRC is for people ARTS & CRAFTS Painting Art Appreciation Ceramics Color Time Holiday Crafts

years of age including spouses

EDUCATION Seminars Lunch & Learns AARP Driver Safety Mental Aerobics

Annual membership is

SOCIAL Daily Lunch Card Games Stitching Time Billiards Ping Pong Clubs Garden Group Genealogy Club

for residents

$5

Most programs are

Free or Low-Cost ASRC features a

Fitness Room

with Cardio

Equipment and a

6,000

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.

Rentals See pages 68-71 for information.

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. MEMBERS: FREE 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

Free

3 Months (14)

$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.

Contact 214.509.4770

Center Supervisor: Jonathan McCloskey

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

110 Rivercrest Blvd. Allen, TX 75002

SPECIAL EVENTS Cardboard Boat Race Pumpkin Splash Patch Dark Side of the Rainbow Swim with Santa 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 Lessons WATER FITNESS Deep Water Courses Power Splash River Robics Shallow Water Works Total Fitness SilverSneakersÂŽ LAND FITNESS Chair Yoga Pilates Yoga Zumba Core Endurance Personal Training

Find Aquatics programming on pages 57-61! 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

Activities SPECIAL EVENTS Tinkers & Thinkers Saturday Night Hoops Community Garage Sale Family Night: Campout & Movie Trunk or Treat Drive-in Movie Howl-O-Ween Barkin’ Bash The Great Turkey Drive Letters to Santa North Pole

CAMPS Camp S.T.A.R.

PERFORMING ARTS Music Dance

LIFE INTERESTS Digital Photography Parenting Skills

PERSONAL FITNESS Personal Training Pilates Tai-Chi Yoga SPORTS Archery Basketball Martial Arts Soccer

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

Rentals See pages 68-71 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

Free

Senior (50+)

$25

$47

Family

$175

$185

4 Months

$35

$45

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

1201 E. Bethany Dr. Allen, TX 75002

Contact 214.509.4750

Center Supervisor: Xierra Alexis

Daily Admission With Member

$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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The Courses at Watters Creek 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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Rates with Carts* THE TRADITIONS COURSE (18 HOLES) Weekday (M-TH) Friday Weekend (SA-SU/HOLIDAYS)

$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)

Online

The Traditions Course

The Players Course

This stunning 18-hole course is great for just about any golfer at any skill level. The championship course has been significantly upgraded aesthetically with increased playability.

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.

The Futures Course

FootGolf 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.

The Courses at Watters Creek offers a FootGolf course! FootGolf is a combination of soccer and golf.

Find Golf programming on pages 66-67!

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 VENUE PRACTICE Lighted Driving Range The Futures (Short) Course Short Game Area CLUBHOUSE Grill 33 Pavilion Pro Shop SERVICES Custom Club Fitting Club Repair

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The Edge Riding a skateboard, scooter, BMX bike and inline 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 SPECIAL EVENTS Holiday Bash EDUCATION Young Rembrandts Drawing & Cartooning Computer Programming Computer Gaming Engineering Courses Science Courses Scooter Basics Sports Programs

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.

Rentals

FEET OF DIRT TRACK

SQUARE FEET OF STREET FIXTURES, BOWLS AND TRANSITIONS

LIGHTED & SUITABLE FOR YOUTH AND ADULT PLAY

See pages 68-71 for information. Find The Edge's programming throughout the guide in the Special Events, Camps, Young Children, Youth and Teen & Adult sections!

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Special Events TINKERS & THINKERS

Is your child a daydreamer, problem solver or future engineer? Let your child's imagination and hands-on skill flourish at Joe Farmer Recreation Center. Enjoy STEM activities, a panel discussion and portable planetarium. AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE LOCATION: JFRC 9809, SA, 9/07, 11:00AM-3:00PM

HAPPY FALL FEST

Celebrate fall with a day of fun for the entire family! Stroll a classic car show, shop a craft and gift market (over 40 DFW vendors), enjoy tasty concessions and tour Allen Heritage Village. Vendor registration: scenter@cityofallen.org. Car show entry: Charles Chewning, 214.507.5856. AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE LOCATION: ASRC SA, 9/14, 9:00AM-3:00PM

SATURDAY NIGHT HOOPS

Can’t get enough basketball at JFRC? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get those extra shots in. The night will include a three-point contest & full-court games. You won’t want to miss out. AGE: 14-17 | COST: $20 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 11871, SA, 9/14, 7:00PM-11:00PM 11872, SA, 11/09, 7:00PM-11:00PM

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FAITH AND FAMILY SKATE

Join Allen Community Ice Rink as we host our Faith and Family Skate. Donate two non-perishable food items and receive a free skate rental. All on-ice participants must wear skates. Adult supervision is required for children 8 years and younger. AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/$3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SA, 9/28, 11:45AM-1:45PM

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: 17+ | COST: $25 One space/ $40 Two spaces/$55 Three spaces LOCATION: Parking Lot/JFRC 11867, SA, 9/28, 7:00AM-12:00PM

Find SNAP Dances and additional SNAP programming on pages 34-35!


SPECIAL EVENTS CARDBOARD BOAT RACE

Cardboard boat races are coming to the Nat! Teams must construct a boat or raft made entirely of cardboard. Teams include a captain and first mate. Judging based on creativity, team spirit and speed. Awards given to the fastest boats. AGE: 7-17 | COST: $10 LOCATION: DRN 11598, SA, 9/28, 1:00PM-2:30PM

FAMILY NIGHT: CAMPOUT & MOVIE

Families are invited to camp out under the stars and enjoy an evening full of nighttime fun with camp traditions. After setting up camp, enjoy your own picnic, play in the park and watch a movie on the amphitheater starting at dusk. (JFRC Staff) AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE 0-2/ $10 per family member LOCATION: Hillside Amphitheater/JFRC 11865, SA/SU, 10/12-10/13, 3:00PM-9:00AM

PUMPKIN SPLASH PATCH

Come to the Natatorium and pick your Halloween pumpkin from our floating pumpkin patch! Swim and choose your pumpkin and stay to decorate it for Halloween. Children six years and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water. AGE: 3-12 | COST: $5 LOCATION: DRN 11593, SA, 10/19, 12:00PM-2:30PM

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

Join the City of Allen for the annual Arbor Day Celebration! Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Tree plantings, educational arts and crafts, chainsaw carvings and local vendors are part of celebration festivities. AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE LOCATION: Glendover Park SA, 10/26, 9:00AM-12:00PM

HALLOWEEN SKATE

Get in the spirit of Halloween at Allen Community Ice Rink’s Halloween Skate. There will be candy, raffles and much more. All on-ice participants must wear skates. Those who dress up in their costumes will receive a free skate rental. AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/$3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SA, 10/26, 11:45AM-1:45PM

TRUNK OR TREAT DRIVE-IN MOVIE Decorate your vehicle and bring your favorite candy to pass out at the Trunk or Treat Drive-in Movie. Afterwards, enjoy a spooky film from the comfort of your vehicle! Trick or treating will take place before the start of the movie (approximately 7:00PM). AGE: All Ages | COST: $20/Vehicle LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC 11868, SA, 10/26, 6:30PM-9:30PM

HOWL-O-WEEN BARKIN’ BASH

Dress up your dog and join the fun at Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash! You and your furry friends will be treated to games, arfs and crafts, and more! Free In-N-Out Burger® for the first 200 who attend. AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC 11685, SU, 10/27, 1:30PM-3:30PM

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

At ASRC, Veterans Day is a special occasion, open to the public and a tribute to all veterans. Enjoy patriotic music, inspiration from guest speaker RD Foster, and a special tribute to the veterans who are present. Call 214.509.4820 for details. AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC F, 11/08, 11:00AM-12:00PM

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SPECIAL EVENTS DARK SIDE OF THE RAINBOW

The classic "The Wizard of Oz" synched to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"! Enjoy both while floating in our pool. Awards to the best Male/Female “OZ” costumes. Concessions available. Attendees may bring their own tubes and noodles. AGE: All Ages | COST: $7 LOCATION: DRN 11596, SA, 11/09, 7:00PM-10:30PM

THE GREAT TURKEY DRIVE

Receive a free daily pass to Joe Farmer Recreation Center by bringing two non-perishable food items per person per visit. Items are donated to the local food pantry so all can enjoy the holidays. Guests 18 and under must have an adult to check-in. AGE: 7+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: JFRC M-SU, 11/18-11/24

HOLIDAY BASH

Come out to the skate park for a fun-filled day of BMX, skateboard and scooter competitions. This event will include street course and spine bowl competitions with beginner and advanced skill divisions. (TE Staff) AGE: 6-25 | COST: FREE LOCATION: Skate Park/TE 12253, SA, 12/14, 10:00AM-6:00PM

THE 8TH ANNUAL GREAT TURKEY SKATE

Join the fun on the ice for various Thanksgiving-themed, on-ice games and activities, including Turkey Bowling. All on-ice participants must wear skates. Donate two non-perishable items and receive a free skate rental. AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/$3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SA, 11/30, 1:00PM-4:00PM

LETTERS TO SANTA

Your child can write a letter to Santa and drop it in one of his mailboxes located at JFRC or DRN. Letters will be delivered to Santa, and he will send a postcard to your home! Letters must be received by Dec. 10. AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE LOCATION: JFRC/DRN 11686, SA-T, 11/30-12/10

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NORTH POLE

Santa is setting up his workshop at JFRC. Stop by the North Pole to meet Santa and create toys as an honorary elf. Participants can also purchase gifts from Santa’s toy shop, enjoy breakfast with Santa, and a take a picture with Santa. AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE LOCATION: JFRC 11687, SA, 12/14, 9:30AM-2:30PM

HOLIDAYS ON ICE SHOW

Join Allen Community Ice Rink as they celebrate “Holidays on Ice,” featuring the Allen Academy of Skating and Allen Community Ice Rink Skaters. Bring a non-perishable food item and admission is free. AGE: All Ages | COST: FREE LOCATION: AEC SU, 12/15, 4:00PM-6:00PM

SWIM WITH SANTA

Join Santa for a swim and tell him what you would like for Christmas. Santa is available for pictures for those with their own cameras. Parents swim free with each paid child. Children six and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water. AGE: 1-12 | COST: $10 LOCATION: DRN 11594, F, 12/20, 5:45PM-7:45PM

DROP & SHOP HOLIDAY SKATE

Enjoy on-ice games and activities, including pictures with Santa and more. Donate two non-perishable food items and receive a free skate rental. All on-ice participants must wear skates. Adult supervision is required for children 8 years and younger. AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/$3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SA, 12/21, 1:00PM-4:00PM


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 ∙ 5:00PM LOCATED AT THE CIRCLE OF NORTH ALLEN DRIVE & ST. MARY DRIVE

Join the City of Allen for the grand lighting of its 46-foot Christmas tree featuring more than 20,000 lights. Expect surprises, live entertainment and even a visit from Santa and his elves. All ages are welcome to this FREE family-friendly community event! For more information about the event, visit:

LifeInAllen.org

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 DOWNTOWN ALLEN, TEXAS

A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT OPEN TO ALL AGES & SKILL LEVELS. DONNER DASH: Runners can decide between a 1-Mile Fun Run or a .5K (long sprint/short walk). COST: $15 (pre-register through 11/17, includes race shirt) | $15 (register 11/18-12/06) $20 (register on 12/07)

12192, SA, 12/07, 8:05AM

RUDOLPH RUN: A USATF registered, timed 5K. Medals and prizes to be awarded to the top runners for each gender and age division. COST: $25 (pre-register through 11/17, includes race shirt) | $25 (register 11/18-12/06) $30 (register on 12/07)

12193, SA, 12/07, 8:30AM

For event information and to register, visit:

LifeInAllen.org


Young Children Arts & Crafts ABRAKADOODLE LITTLE KIDS ON CANVAS Adventure through time. This series takes you through time and the world to find astounding artists. Discover Chinese storytelling, fresco painting, Renaissance portraits, modern art and more! (Abrakadoodle Staff) AGE: 3-5 | COST: $78 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12266, TH, 9/05-10/03, 5:30PM-6:30PM 12267, TH, 10/10-11/07, 5:30PM-6:30PM

Parent & Me ABRAKADOODLE: ART FROM THE HEART

Work on fine motor and gross motor skills while creating art with your toddler. Children will explore their world of understanding with printing, painting, puppets, collage and much more! (S. Reed) AGE: 20 months-3 | COST: $82 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 12094, TH, 9/05-10/03, 10:00AM-11:00AM 12095, TH, 10/10-11/07, 10:00AM-11:00AM

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KINDERMUSIK: FOUNDATIONS – FEATHER/DO-SI

Help your baby develop an early appreciation and accelerated aptitude for language, music and movement with musical poems of Woody Guthrie, bird songs and nature sounds. $70 supply fee due to instructor. (J. Roemer) AGE: Newborn-17 months | COST: $163 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 12077, M, 9/16-12/09, 11:30AM-12:15PM

KINDERMUSIK: LEVEL 2 – WIGGLES & GIGGLES Parents and children will enjoy 30 songs, 15 dances and 8 different instruments to create musical activities. Designed to reflect the importance of movement in the life of your toddler. $70 supply fee due to instructor. (J. Roemer) AGE: 18 months-3.5 | COST: $163 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 12078, M, 9/16-12/09, 10:30AM-11:15AM

KINDERMUSIK: LEVEL 3 – SEE WHAT I SAW

Toddlers will use their experience playing in the park to create imaginative storytelling scenarios with music. Each week will have one uninterrupted session of imaginative play that's guided. $70 supply fee due to instructor. (J. Roemer) AGE: 3.5-5 | COST: $163 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 12079, M, 9/16-12/09, 9:30AM-10:15AM


YOUNG CHILDREN SOCCER SPARKS: 2-3.5 YEARS

PARENT & ME YOGA

AGE: 2-3.5 | COST: $75 LOCATION: Ball Field/JFRC 12040, W, 9/11-10/16, 3:40PM-4:20PM 12041, W, 10/30-12/11, 2:15PM-2:55PM 12014, SA, 9/07-10/12, 9:00AM-9:30AM 12015, SA,10/26-12/07, 9:00AM-9:30AM

AGE: 18 months-5 | COST: $43 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 12088, F, 8/30-9/13, 10:00AM-10:45AM 12089, F, 9/20-10/18, 10:00AM-10:45AM 12090, F, 10/25-11/18, 10:00AM-10:45AM 12091, F, 11/22-12/20, 10:00AM-10:45AM

Designed for those first experiencing the sport or soccer, this class teaches the sound principles and techniques such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork. Parent participation is required. (D. Parvanov)

SUZUKI BEGINNER MUSIC CLASS Build a foundation for musical & successful instrumental lessons. Sing, dance to the violin, play Simon Says on a giant music staff. Parent must be present. (L. Marshall) AGE: 3-6 | COST: $103 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 12134, F, 9/06-12/06, 5:30PM-6:15PM

TINY TOTS – OPEN GYM

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-6 | COST: FREE Member/ $3 Non-Member LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 11670, T, 9/03, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11671, T, 9/10, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11672, T, 9/17, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11673, T, 9/24, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11674, T, 10/01, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11675, T, 10/08, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11676, T, 10/22, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11677, T, 10/29, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11678, T, 11/05, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11679, T, 11/12, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11680, T, 11/19, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11681, T, 12/03, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11682, T, 12/10, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11683, T, 12/17, 10:00AM-11:30AM

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Introduce your child to the practice of yoga through books, games, music and activities in a fun, safe and nurturing setting. Each class contains elements of movement, mindfulness, breath awareness and storytelling. (G. Bunte)

ZUMBINI

Happy hour for you and your little one! Child and caretaker will bond through singing, dancing and movement activities while developing cognitive, social-emotional, language and motor skills. $40 supply fee due to instructor. (B. Zamaripa) AGE: 6 weeks-4 | COST: $93 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 12074, TH, 9/05-10/10, 10:00AM-10:45AM 12075, TH, 10/17-11/21, 10:00AM-10:45AM

Sports MINI-HAWK T-BALL

T-Ball gives children a positive first step into baseball. The class focuses on teaching through games and activities. Participants will work on their balance, hand and eye coordination, and overall skill development. (Skyhawks) AGE: 5-6 | COST: $78 LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC 12051, W, 9/04-10/09, 5:00PM-5:40PM 12052, W, 10/16-11/20, 5:00PM-5:40PM

MINI-HAWK P.E.

Give your children a positive first step into competitive sports. Mini-Hawk P.E. activities explore balance, movement, and hand and eye coordination. Participation is encouraged by focusing on the idea of fun! (Skyhawks) AGE: 3-5 | COST: $103 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 12055, T, 8/29-10/17, 10:00AM-10:45AM 12056, T, 10/24-12/19, 10:00AM-10:45AM

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YOUNG CHILDREN SMALL FRY BASKETBALL

Come experience a wonderful opportunity for the Small Fry of the house to work on building confidence and self-esteem while having fun gaining early basketball skills. (S. Brenham) AGE: 4-6 | COST: $63 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 12022, SU, 9/08-9/29, 1:30PM-2:30PM 12023, SU, 10/06-10/27, 1:30PM-2:30PM 12024, SU, 11/03-11/17, 1:30PM-2:30PM 12025, SU, 12/01-12/15, 1:30PM-2:30PM

SOCCER SPARKS: 3-4 YEARS

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: $75 LOCATION: Ball Field/JFRC 12042, W, 9/11-10/16, 4:25PM-5:05PM 12043, W, 10/30-12/11, 3:00PM-3:40PM 12016, SA, 9/07-10/12, 9:35AM-10:05AM 12017, SA, 10/26-12/07, 9:35AM-10:05AM

SOCCER SPARKS: 4-5 YEARS

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: $75 LOCATION: Ball Field/JFRC 12044, W, 9/11-10/16, 5:10PM-6:00PM 12045, W, 10/30-12/11, 3:45PM-4:35PM 12018, SA, 9/07-10/12, 10:10AM-10:55AM 12019, SA, 10/26-12/07, 10:10AM-10:55AM

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Youth Activities

Arts & Crafts

ROCK WALL CLIMBING

ABRAKADOODLE KIDS ON CANVAS

Have you ever dreamed of climbing in the great outdoors? Learn rock wall climbing basics in this fun and informative class. We'll have you climbing in no time!

AGE: 5+ | COST: $35 LOCATION: Rock Wall/DRN 11688, T/TH, 9/17-9/26, 7:30PM-8:30PM 11689, T/TH, 11/05-11/14, 7:30PM-8:30PM

YOGA FOR CHILDREN

Introduce your child to the practice of yoga through books, games, music and activities in a fun, safe and nurturing setting. Each class contains elements of movement, mindfulness, breath awareness and storytelling. (G. Bunte) AGE: 6-10 | COST: $43 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 12157, T, 8/27-9/10, 5:00PM-6:00PM 12158, T, 9/17-10/15, 5:00PM-6:00PM 12159, T, 10/22-11/12, 5:00PM-6:00PM 12160, T, 11/19-12/17, 5:00PM-6:00PM

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Create paintings on an art adventure through history. Get your hands messy as you shine light on ancient cave paintings. Make beautiful patterned African art, explode with Pop Art and create vibrant landscapes and more! (Abrakadoodle Staff) AGE: 6-12 | COST: $78 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12268, TH, 9/05-10/03, 6:30PM-7:30PM 12269, TH, 10/10-11/07, 6:30PM-7:30PM

To prevent class or program cancellations, please register at least one week prior to start date.


YOUTH YOUNG REMBRANDTS: ELEMENTARY DRAWING/ CARTOONING

The Young Rembrandts elementary program provides the tools this agegroup needs 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: $56 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12261, M, 9/30-10/28, 6:00PM-7:00PM 12262, M, 11/04-12/09, 6:00PM-7:00PM

Education B3 BEAKERS ELEMENTARY ENTOMOLOGY BUGS!

This hands-on camp features a variety of fun observations and experiments with live bugs including ants, crickets and ladybugs. Simulations, games, songs, crafts and projects add to the fun and learning for your junior entomologist! (B3 Staff) AGE: 5-10 | COST: $100 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12247, SA, 9/07-10/26, 10:00AM-11:00AM

B3 BEAKERS GROSS OUT 1 – CRAZY CHEMISTRY

Boom, splat, slime, ooze, fizz – have a blast and make a mess exploring the science behind chemical reactions! Create a quicksand simulation, slime, flubber, a foam machine, a mad scientist bubble lab and more! (B3 Staff) AGE: 8-12 | COST: $100 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12248, SA, 9/07-10/26, 11:00AM-12:00PM

B3 SPORTS SCIENCE

Whether it’s a gravity defying slam dunk or a gymnast’s landing that “nails it”, athletes are using science all the time. Learn the science behind sports such as baseball, football, basketball, soccer and tennis. Perform fun science experiments to explore concepts of force, energy, momentum and friction. (B3 Staff) AGE: 8-12 | COST: $100 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12249, SA, 11/02-12/21, 10:00AM-11:00AM

B3 ZANY ZOOLOGY – AMAZING ANIMALS

Learn about amazing animals from around the world through games, experiments and simulations about Polar Bears, Chameleons, Poison Dart Frogs, Monotremes and more. (B3 Staff) AGE: 5-10 | COST: $100 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12250, SA, 11/02-12/21, 11:00AM-12:00PM

PLAY-WELL: CELEBRATE MINIATURE GOLF DAY W/ LEGO

Join Play-Well TEKnologies to celebrate Miniature Golf Day by creating your own LEGO golfer and designing epic miniature golf courses, while also learning about the engineering concepts that make it all work. (Play-Well Staff) AGE: 5-10 | COST: $33 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12251, SA, 9/21, 10:00AM-12:00PM

PLAY-WELL: CELEBRATE THE 1ST THANKSGIVING W/ LEGO

Learn about Native cultures and build your own totem pole out of LEGO materials. Then work together to build the majestic Mayflower ship and journey across the ocean to celebrate the first Thanksgiving! (Play-Well Staff) AGE: 6-12 | COST: $40 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12252, SA, 11/30, 9:00AM-12:00PM

PLAY-WELL: SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN WORKSHOP W/ LEGO

Build spooky ghosts and other moving decorations, learning about gear drives and other engineering concepts along the way. With tens of thousands of LEGO bricks, we know your Halloween display will be simply “gourd-geous”! (Play-Well Staff) AGE: 6-12 | COST: $33 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12256, SA, 10/19, 10:00AM-12:00PM

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YOUTH SCOOTER CLINICS BY CUSTOM SCOOTERS

The Custom Scooters team will cover equipment maintenance, safety equipment, park etiquette and tricks. Students learn park tricks and flat ground tricks that can be practiced at home. Team Riders demonstrate all tricks and help students practice. (Custom Scooters Team) AGE: 5-30 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Skate Park/TE 12245, M, 10/07-10/28, 6:30PM-7:30PM 12246, M, 11/04-12/02, 6:30PM-7:30PM

Performing Arts BEGINNER DRUMMING: 7-12 YEARS

Introduce your child to drumming and learn the fundamentals of percussion. Enjoy professional, quality equipment by leading brands such as Ludwig, Paiste, Meinl and Prologix Percussion. (J. Chontos) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $83 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 12143, M, 9/09-9/30, 3:30PM-4:15PM 12144, M, 10/07-10/28, 3:30PM-4:15PM

DANCING STARS: BALLET

Dance class is tutu much fun! You will learn ballet technique, posture, and stage presence; everything you would learn at a studio without studio pricing! The last class will be a recital show. $40 fee due to instructor. (T. Velasquez) AGE: 3-8 | COST: $68 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 12096, W, 9/11-12/11, 5:30PM-6:15PM 12136, W, 10/23-12/11, 5:30PM-6:15PM

DANCING STARS: HIP HOP COMBO Class is designed to teach ballet and hip-hop fusion; everything you would learn at a studio without studio pricing! The last class will be a recital show. $40 costume fee due to the instructor. (T. Velasquez) AGE: 3-8 | COST: $68 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 12097, T, 9/10-12/10, 11:30AM-12:15PM 12137, T, 10/22-12/10, 11:30AM-12:15PM

GROUP PIANO

Learn how to play simple songs using the easiest instrument. Students will learn beginning piano, and the fundamentals to making music. $10 supply fee due on first class day. (C. Booker) AGE: 6-10 | COST: $68 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 11891, W, 9/04-9/25, 6:45PM-7:15PM 11892, W, 10/02-10/23, 6:45PM-7:15PM 11893, W, 11/06-12/04, 6:45PM-7:15PM

SUZUKI VIOLIN

This class will focus on ensemble skills for the Suzuki Violin student. Audition required to determine placement into appropriate level. (L. Marshall) AGE: 6-18 | COST: $103 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 12135, F, 9/06-12/06, 6:30PM-8:30PM

To prevent class or program cancellations, please register at LifeInAllen.org at least one week prior to start date.

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YOUTH

Sports ARCHERY

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: $53-$63 LOCATION: Hillside Amphitheater/JFRC AGE: 5-7, $53 11817, SA, 9/14-9/28, 10:30AM-11:30AM 11818, SA, 10/05-10/26, 10:30AM-11:30AM 11819, SA, 11/02-11/23, 10:30AM-11:30AM 11820, SA, 12/07-12/28, 10:30AM-11:30AM AGE: 8-13, $63 11821, SA, 9/14-9/28, 11:45AM-12:45PM 11822, SA, 10/05-10/26, 11:45AM-12:45PM 11823, SA, 11/02-11/23, 11:45AM-12:45PM 11824, SA, 12/07-12/28, 11:45AM-12:45PM

BASKETBALL PERSONAL TRAINING

Develop your fundamentals and take your game to the next level with our small group personal training sessions. Participants will work on all aspects of the game including speed and agility. (D. Rockwell) AGE: 10-18 | COST: $125 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 12103, M, 9/09-9/30, 6:00PM-7:00PM 12104, M, 10/07-10/28, 6:00PM-7:00PM 12105, M, 11/04-11/18, 6:00PM-7:00PM 12106, M, 12/02-12/16, 6:00PM-7:00PM

BOWMEN HOMESCHOOL PE

Designed for sport exploration in a short time. Students enjoy ACTIVE play with dynamic warm-up, agility and sport specific drills, and game rules and fundamentals. Enjoy classic games: kickball, dodgeball, wiffleball and capture the flag! (Bowmen Sports) AGE: 5-13 | COST: $47 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 11826, M, 9/09-9/30, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11827, M, 10/07-10/28, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11828, M, 11/04-11/18, 10:00AM-11:30AM 11829, M, 12/02-12/16, 10:00AM-11:30AM

COAST WINTER PROGRAM

COAST is a swim team that prepares individuals for being on a competitive swim team program. The winter COAST program prepares swimmers for the TAAF Winter State games taking place in Pearland, Texas. AGE: 6+ | COST: $105 Members/ $125 Non-Members LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 12115, M/W/F, 8/26-12/20, 7:00PM-7:45PM 12116, M/W/F, 8/26-12/20, (M/W: 8:00PM8:45PM | F: 7:00PM-7:45PM)

MARTIAL ARTS: ISMA

ISMA’s fun & challenging style develops confidence & physical abilities through martial arts skills, practical self-defense, discipline and structure as students learn to achieve goals for belt ranking. $48 start-up fee due first day of class. (C. Bales) AGE: 5-12 | COST: $58 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 11725, M/TH, 9/05-9/30, 5:00PM-6:00PM 11726, M/TH, 9/05-9/30, 6:00PM-7:00PM 11728, M/TH, 10/03-10/28, 5:00PM-6:00PM 11729, M/TH, 10/03-10/28, 6:00PM-7:00PM 11731, M/TH, 11/04-11/25, 5:00PM-6:00PM 11732, M/TH, 11/04-11/25, 6:00PM-7:00PM 11733, M/TH, 12/02-12/23, 5:00PM-6:00PM 11734, M/TH, 12/02-12/23, 6:00PM-7:00PM

SKYHAWKS BASEBALL

Learn the fundamentals of baseball in a fun and positive environment. Athletes will learn new baseball skills along with sportsmanship lessons such as respect, teamwork, and responsibly. (Skyhawks) AGE: 7-10 | COST: $78 LOCATION: Bethany Lakes/JFRC 12062, W, 9/04-10/09, 5:45PM-6:30PM 12063, W, 10/16-11/20, 5:45PM-6:30PM

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YOUTH SKYHAWKS FLAG FOOTBALL

SKYHAWKS TRACK & FIELD

AGE: 6-10 | COST: $78 LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC 12070, T, 9/03-10/08, 5:00PM-6:00PM 12071, T, 10/15-11/19, 5:00PM-6:00PM

AGE: 6-10 | COST: $53-$103 LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC COST: $103 (8-Weeks) 12053, TH, 9/05-10/24, 5:00PM-6:00PM COST: $53 (4-Weeks) 12054, TH, 10/31-11/21, 5:00PM-6:00PM

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)

SKYHAWKS: LACROSSE

Lacrosse combines basic skills used in soccer, basketball and hockey into one fast-paced game. Players learn fundamentals like stickhandling, cradling, passing and shooting in a fun, non-competitive environment. (Skyhawks Staff) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $90 LOCATION: Hockey Rink/TE 12257, T, 9/03-10/08, 6:00PM-7:00PM 12258, T, 10/15-11/20, 6:00PM-7:00PM

SKYHAWKS: MULTI-SPORT CAMP

This multi-sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based activities and games. (Skyhawks Staff) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $105 LOCATION: Hockey Rink/TE 12265, M-W, 11/25-11/27, 9:00AM-3:00PM

SKYHAWKS: MINI-HAWK SOCCER

Using our progressive curriculum, children will gain the technical skills and sport knowledge required for that next step into soccer. (Skyhawks Staff) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $75 LOCATION: Hockey Rink/TE 12263, SA, 9/07-10/12, 8:00AM-8:40AM 12264, SA, 10/19-11/23, 8:00AM-8:40AM

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)

SKYHAWKS VOLLEYBALLL

Develop your fundamental skills of volleyball taught through game-speed drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing participants into better athletes. (Skyhawks) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $52-$78 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC COST: $78 (6-Weeks) 12048, W, 8/28-10/02, 5:00PM-6:00PM 12049, W, 10/09-11/13, 5:00PM-6:00PM COST: $52 (4-Weeks) 12050, W, 11/20-12/18, 5:00PM-6:00PM

SOCCER SPARKS: 6-9 YEARS

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! (D. Parvanov) AGE: 6-9 | COST: $75 LOCATION: Ball Field/JFRC 12046, W, 9/11-10/16, 6:10PM-7:00PM 12047, W, 10/30-12/11, 4:40PM-5:30PM 12020, SA, 9/07-10/12, 11:00AM-11:45AM 12021, SA, 10/26-12/07, 11:00AM-11:45AM

START SMART BASKETBALL

This class is designed to help build confidence and self-esteem while having fun and enjoying a positive early basketball experience. Fundamentals of the game are taught while emphasizing the concept of teamwork. (S. Brenham) AGE: 7-14 | COST: $63 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 12026, SU, 9/08-9/29, 1:30PM-3:00PM 12027, SU, 10/06-10/27, 1:30PM-3:00PM 12028, SU, 11/03-11/17, 1:30PM-3:00PM 12029, SU, 12/01-12/15, 1:30PM-3:00PM

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YOUTH 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. Activities are geared toward teaching younger players. (Schkade/Waters) AGE: 5-7 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park 12167, SA, 9/07-9/28, 9:00AM-10:00AM 12168, M, 9/09-9/30, 4:00PM-5:00PM 12169, SA, 10/12-11/02, 9:00AM-10:00AM 12170, M, 10/14-11/04, 4:00PM-5:00PM 12171, M, 11/11-12/09, 4:00PM-5:00PM* 12172, SA, 11/16-12/14, 9:00AM-10:00AM* *NO CLASSES HELD DURING THE WEEK OF 11/24-11/30

TENNIS: QUICK START (8-11 YEARS) This class uses the quick start program 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 12173, W, 9/04-9/25, 5:00PM-6:00PM 12174, SA, 9/07-9/28, 10:00AM-11:00AM 12175, M, 9/09-9/30, 5:00PM-6:00PM 12176, W, 10/09-10/30, 5:00PM-6:00PM 12177, SA, 10/12-11/02, 10:00AM-11:00AM 12178, M, 10/14-11/04, 5:00PM-6:00PM 12179, M, 11/11-12/09, 5:00PM-6:00PM* 12180, W, 11/13-12/11, 5:00PM-6:00PM* 12181, SA, 11/16-12/14, 10:00AM-11:00AM* *NO CLASSES HELD DURING THE WEEK OF 11/24-11/30

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: $60 for 55-minute classes/$80 for 90-minute classes LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park 12182, W, 9/04-9/25, 6:00PM-7:30PM 12183, SA, 9/07-9/28, 11:00AM-12:30PM 12184, W, 10/09-10/30, 6:00PM-7:30PM 12185, SA, 10/12-11/02, 11:00AM-12:30PM 12186, W, 11/13-12/11, 6:00PM-7:30PM* 12187, SA, 11/16-12/14, 11:00AM-12:30PM* *NO CLASSES HELD DURING THE WEEK OF 11/24-11/30

C.A.R.E.

City of Allen Financial Assistance Program Mission of C.A.R.E. (Citizen Assistance for Recreation Experiences): 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. Allen Parks and Recreation Department offers financial assistance for qualified residents. Financial assistance is available for most recreational programs, classes and memberships offered at JFRC, DRN, TE, ASRC and Athletic Programs. It does not include league fees.

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Camps B3: REFRACTION ACTION – RAINBOW STEAM

Color your break awesome! Learn about the science of rainbows, light and refraction. You’ll do lots of colorful science experiments, make an art-bot that can color a rainbow, code a rainbow and more! $20 supply fee due on first class day. (R. Tatineni) AGE: 5-10 | COST: $95 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 11894, M-W, 11/25-11/27, 9:00AM-12:00PM

B3: SCIENCE DETECTIVES

You're on the case with Kid Science Detectives, Fossey and Doyle, in the Case of the Gasping Garbage. Set up a science lab to perform experiments, craft the case and solve an escape room mystery. $25 supply fee due to instructor. (R. Tatineni) AGE: 5-12 | COST: $150 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 11895, M-F, 12/30-1/03, 9:00AM-12:00PM

BOWMEN MULTI-SPORTS CAMP

This camp is a mash-up of our basketball and dodgeball summer camps. This super-fun camp includes basketball instruction, improving skills-drills, and scrimmages. Participants will also play variants of Dodgeball plus capture the flag! (N. Barrows) AGE: 6-12 | COST: $75 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 11825, M-W, 11/25-11/27, 9:00AM-12:00PM

CAMP S.T.A.R. – HOLIDAY DAY CAMP

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. AGE: 5-12 | COST: $70-$90 Members/ $75-$95 Non-Members LOCATION: JFRC 11695, M/TH/F, 12/23-12/27, 7:30AM-5:30PM (8:00AM START TIME ON 12/26) 11696, M/T/TH/F, 12/30-1/04, 7:30AM5:30PM (NO CAMP 1/01)

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CAMPS DRUMMING CAMP

Introduce your child to drumming and learn the fundamentals of percussion. Enjoy professional, quality equipment by leading brands such as Ludwig, Paiste, Meinl and Prologix Percussion. (J. Chontos) AGE: 6-12 | COST: $103 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 12166, M-W, 11/25-11/27, 1:00PM-4:00PM

THANKSGIVING ART CAMP

Children will learn real fine art techniques and creative thinking by expressing their artistic visions using 5 different mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal and oil pastels. $45 supply fee due to instructor at first class. (S. Garden) AGE: 5-13 | COST: $48 LOCATION: Lakeside Club House/JFRC 11684, M-W, 11/25-11/27, 9:00AM-11:45AM

PLAY-WELL®: LEGO® EV3 ROBOTICS

Build and program robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 or NXT system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops and conditional statements to control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. (Play-Well) AGE: 9-17 | COST: $43 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 12098, M-F, 12/30-1/03, 1:00PM-4:00PM

PLAY-WELL®: LEGO® STEM CHALLENGE

Level up your engineering skills with LEGO®. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-design projects. (Play-Well). AGE: 7-12 | COST: $43 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 12099, M-W, 11/25-11/27, 1:00PM-4:00PM

Register for camps at LifeInAllen.org!

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Programming Give your brain a workout with Allen Parks and Recreation STEAM programming! STEAM programming is designated with this brain icon throughout the Young Children, Youth, Camps and Teen & Adults sections. I N A L L E N 33


SNAP

SPECIAL NEEDS & ADAPTED PROGRAMS

Aquatics

Arts & Crafts

GROUP ADAPTED AQUATICS

SNAP INTO ART

Swimming instruction for participants with special needs; class instruction will include basic water skills to increase water adjustment. An adult is required to be in the water. Call 214.509.4770 to learn more. Register at DRN.

AGE: 5+ | COST: $65 Members/ $80 Non-Members (8 classes) | $30 Members/$40 Non-Members (4 classes) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN 11935, T/TH, 8/27-9/26, 5:40PM-6:10PM 11936, SA, 8/31-9/28, 8:25AM-8:55AM 11937, SA, 8/31-9/28, 9:05AM-9:35AM 11938, T/TH, 10/01-10/24, 5:40PM-6:10PM 11939, SA, 10/05-10/26, 8:25AM-8:55AM 11940, SA, 10/05-10/26, 9:05AM-9:35AM 11941, T/TH, 10/29-11/21, 5:40PM-6:10PM 11942, SA, 11/02-11/23, 8:25AM-8:55AM 11943, SA, 11/02-11/23, 9:05AM-9:35AM 11944, T/TH, 12/03-12/19, 5:40PM-6:10PM

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SNAP it, color it, paint it, create it! Enjoy creating art projects with all your friends. This class is programmed for individuals with special needs and will be modified to fit everyone’s needs. AGE: 18+ | COST: $10 LOCATION: Amenities Building/JFRC 12032, W, 9/11, 6:00PM-7:00PM 12033, W, 10/09, 6:00PM-7:00PM 12034, W, 11/13, 6:00PM-7:00PM 12035, W, 12/11, 6:00PM-7:00PM

Education SNAP INTO SNAK (SPECIAL NEEDS ADAPTED KITCHEN) Learn about kitchen and food safety while preparing delicious and nutritious food. This class is designed to increase independence by adapting to various limitations. AGE: 18+ | COST: $10 LOCATION: Amenities Building/JFRC 12036, TH, 9/12, 6:30PM-7:30PM 12037, TH, 10/10, 6:30PM-7:30PM 12038, TH, 11/14, 6:30PM-7:30PM 12039, TH, 12/12, 6:30PM-7:30PM


SNAP PROGRAMMING

SNAP

Special Needs Adapted Programs

Dance SNAP DANCE

SNAP your fingers and shuffle your feet at this Special Needs and Adapted Program! Enjoy music, a fun theme and snacks. Register early to avoid a fee increase. For more info, contact Julio Rodriguez at jurodriguez@cityofallen.org or 214.509.4754. AGE: 18+ | COST: $10 Pre-Registration | $15 (at the door) after 3:00PM on the day of the SNAP Dance. LOCATION: ASRC 11861, F, 9/20, 7:00PM-10:00PM (HOLLYWOOD) 11862, F, 10/11, 7:00PM-10:00PM (HALLOWEEN) 11863, F, 11/08, 7:00PM-10:00PM (TEXAS COUNTRY) 11864, F, 12/13, 7:00PM-10:00PM (HOLIDAY PARTY)

Fitness SNAP INTO GYM

Come participate in an assortment of modified games, sports, and physical activities while meeting new friends. This class is programmed for individuals with special needs and will be modified to fit everyone’s needs. AGE: 18+ | COST: FREE Members/ $3 Non-Members LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 11908, W, 9/04, 10:30AM-11:30AM 11909, W, 9/18, 10:30AM-11:30AM 11910, W, 10/02, 10:30AM-11:30AM 11911, W, 10/16, 10:30AM-11:30AM 11912, W, 11/06, 10:30AM-11:30AM 11913, W, 11/20, 10:30AM-11:30AM 11914, W, 12/04, 10:30AM-11:30AM 11915, W, 12/18, 10:30AM-11:30AM

Throughout the year, the City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for people with disabilities. Allen's Special Needs and Adapted Programs (SNAP) are unique in that time is dedicated to skill development and social interaction during each class and event. SNAP’s goal is to offer everyone with special needs a fulfilling experience in a fun and supportive environment. All of our facilities feature handicap-designated parking and are wheelchair accessible. Most have automatic front doors and several have extra-wide parking spaces for ramped accessible vehicles. For more information about SNAP Programming, visit LifeInAllen.org/SNAP

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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 volunteer is to serve as an ambassador for all parks and trails users. Learn more about the Allen Parks Foundation or how to become a Park Ambassador at:

AllenParksFoundation.org

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

FALL 2019 SPECIAL EVENTS SEPTEMBER 14

FALL FEST OPEN HOUSE

SEPTEMBER 28 • 6-10PM

FARM HOUSE FUNDRAISER

SECOND & FOURTH SATURDAYS (10AM-2PM):

Tour the Depot Museum

DECEMBER 15

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

THIRD SUNDAYS (2PM-4PM):

Visit the Village!

For more information, please visit: AllenHeritage.org.


1,196 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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Parks & Facilities

68.81 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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OUTDOOR

Park & Facility Listing 1

ALLEN CITY HALL/PLAZA F

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47 COLLIN SQUARE G

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RECREATION HALL F

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LIBERTY GARDEN SU

48 MOLSEN FARM U 49 THE COURSES AT WATTERS

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ALLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY F

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REED PARK WEST N

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ROLLING HILLS PARK P

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REED PARK EAST N

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ALLEN COMMUNITY ICE RINK F

28 WALDEN PARK P

50 LOWER WATTERS BRANCH

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SPRING MEADOW PARK N

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ALLEN HISTORIC DAM G

30 “THE BLUFFS” AT LOST CREEK G

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DON RODENBAUGH NATATORIUM F

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ALLEN STATION PARK R

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HYDROUS F/SC

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THE EDGE F/SC

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ALLEN SENIOR CENTER F

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ALLEN HERITAGE VILLAGE SU

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ALLEN HERITAGE DEPOT F

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ALLEN CEMETERY SU

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ALLENWOOD PARK N

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JUPITER PARK SC

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FORD PARK NORTH U

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FORD PARK WEST C

20 FORD POOL F

GREENVILLE HEIGHTS G

CREEK R

PROPERTY U

SUNCREEK PARK N

52 THE TRAIL AT THE WOODS G

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LOST CREEK PARK N

53 WATTERS CROSSING PARK N

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STACY RIDGE PARK N

54 BOLIN PARK SC

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BRADFORD CROSSING PARK N

34 COUNTRY MEADOWS PARK N 35

CELEBRATION PARK C

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STORY PARK N

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ORCHARDS PARK N

55 RAINTREE U 56 GREEN PARK N 57 DAYSPRING NATURE PRESERVE NP

58 TWIN CREEKS PARK N

38 FOX HOLLOW U

59 CUSTER MEADOWS G

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60 BRIDGEWATER CROSSING G

SHADOW LAKES PARK G

40 BETHANY LAKES PARK N 41

JOE FARMER RECREATION CENTER F

42 BETHANY RIDGE PARK C 43 MORGAN CROSSING PARK N

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FORD PARK EAST C

44 HERITAGE PARK G

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HILLSIDE PLAY AREA P

45 COTTONWOOD BEND PARK N

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HILLSIDE PARK W

46 WINDRIDGE PARK P

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WEST ROWLETT CREEK PROPERTY U

62 EXCHANGE PARKWAY

RECREATION CENTER U

63 GLENDOVER PARK N 64 WATERFORD PARK N 65 SPIRIT PARK C 66 RIDGEVIEW CROSSING PARK N 67 QUAIL RUN PARK N

PARK CLASSIFICATIONS

C: COMMUNITY F: FACILITY G: GREENBELT NP: NATURE PRESERVE N: NEIGHBORHOOD P: POCKET PARK R: REGIONAL SU: SPECIAL USE SC: SPORTS COMPLEX U: UNDEVELOPED W: WELLNESS

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

PARKS & TRAILS PROJECTS Recently Completed

RIDGEVIEW CROSSING PARK Allen’s newest neighborhood park stands out with a brightly colored playground and pavilions, loop trail and plenty of open space to run around and play in.

SPIRIT PARK Allen's new 75-acre community park has a lighted softball complex, playground called "The Hideout," pollinator garden, 25 acres of natural wooded area, trail loop and more!

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Check This Out

HISTORIC WATER STATION Experience the history behind what put Allen on the map through interpretive panels overlooking the scenic Historic Dam and Water Station.


Turn the sidewalks of Allen Event Center into a canvas of color this fall at Chalk the Walk! Show off your finest chalk drawing or just doodle for fun. There will be prizes, Allen Americans ticket discounts and more! Event and registration details coming soon:

AllenEventCenter.com/ChalkTheWalk ALLEN EVENT CENTER

200 E. Stacy Road #1350 • Allen, TX 75002


Teens & Adults Activities ROCK WALL CLIMBING

Have you ever dreamed of climbing in the great outdoors? Learn rock wall climbing basics in this fun and informative class. We'll have you climbing in no time!

AGE: 5+ | COST: $35 LOCATION: Rock Wall/DRN 11688, T/TH, 9/17-9/26, 7:30PM-8:30PM 11689, T/TH, 11/05-11/14, 7:30PM-8:30PM

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 11907, SA, 10/12, 9:00AM-3:00PM 11901, SA, 12/07, 9:00AM-3:00PM

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AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD REVIEW

Refresh lifeguard knowledge and get re-certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Blood Borne 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 11907, SA, 12/28, 8:00AM-8:00PM

ASHI CHILDCARE & BABYSITTING

Gain the confidence to keep you and the children you care for safe. Build your selfesteem and skills necessary to care for infants and children on a daily basis or in an emergency situation. (Core CPR Solution) AGE: 10-17 | COST: $68 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 12072, SA, 9/21, 10:30AM-2:30PM

Find SNAP Dances and additional SNAP programming on pages 34-35!


T E E N & A D U LT S 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 11906, F-SU, 9/06-9/08, (9/06: 5:00PM9:00PM | 9/07-9/08: 8:00AM-5:00PM) 11903, F-SU, 11/15-11/17, (11/15: 5:00PM9:00PM | 11/16-11/17: 8:00AM-5:00PM)

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

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 11741, F-SU, 10/18-10/20, SA-SU, 10/2610/27, (10/18: 5:00PM-8:00PM | 10/19-10/20: 9:00AM-5:00PM | 10/26-10/27: 9:00AM5:00PM) 11742, F-SU, 12/06-12/08, SA-SU, 12/1412/15, (12/06: 5:00PM-8:00PM | 12/07-12/08: 9:00AM-5:00PM | 12/14-12/15: 9:00AM5:00PM)

Fitness BODY BLAST

This full-body conditioning class utilizes steps and weighted bars to focus on dynamic strength, cardiovascular and endurance work, core conditioning and balance. (Hough) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M/W/F, 10:15AM-11:15AM

BODY SCULPT

A high energy, fully packed workout that will work your upper and lower body using weights, resistance bands, steps and floor exercises. (G. Carter/N. Carter) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M/TH, 6:00PM-6:50PM

CHAIR YOGA – DRN

Register for programs and classes at LifeInAllen.org!

A gentle form of yoga that is practiced with support from a chair to reconnect with strength, stamina and mobility. Participants will practice breathing techniques and poses that will relax and alleviate any symptoms within the body. (Parker) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN T, 10:15AM-11:15AM

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T E E N & A D U LT S CHALLENGE OF THE YEAR

For every monthly challenge you participate in, you’ll receive a ticket entry into a drawing to receive a free membership at DRN. Shirts will be given to all who participate. One (1) winner will receive FREE membership. AGE: 14+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN SA-SU, 9/01-12/31, 5:00AM-9:00PM

CORE ENDURANCE

Combining Pilates, yoga, ballet and dance principles to stretch, tone and lengthen muscles like never before. (G. Carter) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN SA, 10:15AM-11:00AM

FALL INTO FITNESS CHALLENGE

Record the 10 exercises completed from the list found on the challenge flyer at DRN. Every record sheet turned in will equal a ticket to a drawing to win a prize! Three (3) winners will be selected receive one free personal training session! AGE: 14+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN SA-SU, 11/01-11/30, 5:00AM-9:00PM

GENTLE YOGA

Therapeutic yoga practiced for injuries, that improves range of motion by encouraging mindful movement through posture and breathing techniques. (Fries) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M, 2:00PM-3:00PM

GROUP EXERCISE BINGO

Participate in 5 group exercise classes using an aerobic bingo card found at the DRN. Each bingo card turned in equals a ticket entry to a drawing to win a punch card! Five winners will be selected. AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) | $7 Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN SA-SU, 9/01-9/30, 5:00AM-9:00PM

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AEROBIC PUNCH CARD 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)

PARTNER WORKOUTS

Achieve your personal fitness goals with a partner in a shared training session. Learn proper form and create healthy habits. Two people per session. (M.Coleman/Morefield/Parker/Webster) AGE: 14+ | COST: $220 per person for 4 sessions/$440 per person for 8 sessions LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN

PERSONAL TRAINING – DRN

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium offers personal training with a nationally certified professional fitness trainer. With professional instruction and accountability for you to lose weight the healthy way. Ask about receiving a FREE fitness assessment. (M.Coleman/Morefield/Parker/Webster) AGE: 16+ | COST: $65 single session/$310 for 5 sessions/$585 for 10 sessions/$975 for 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 JFRC’s personal trainers. (L. Hartter) AGE: 16+ | COST: $45 Per Hour, Per Individual LOCATION: Fitness Room/JFRC


T E E N & A D U LT S PILATES

SWEET CHALLENGE

AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M/W, 11:15AM-12:00PM

AGE: 14+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN SA-SU, 10/01-10/31, 5:00AM-9:00PM

Pilates mat classes will help develop long, lean muscles, improved flexibility, and increased muscular strength. Participants will benefit from core and stability training with enhanced breathing techniques. (Hough)

SANTA’S WELLNESS CHECK LIST CHALLENGE

Complete 4 activities from each list segment: Fitness, Nutrition, Well-being, Community! Record activities and return the record sheet to the DRN to be entered into a drawing to receive three FREE guest passes. One winner will be selected. AGE: 14+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN SA-SU, 12/01-12/31, 5:00AM-9:00PM

SLOW FLOW YOGA

All levels are accessible to this unique form of yoga that combines 45 minutes of slow flow and then 15 minutes of meditation. Build a stronger body while releasing tension and flow your way into a more blissful state. (Brownlee)

Consume the least amount of sweets in the month of October, but if you do, that’s okay! Redeem yourself by exercising to lower your point! Every record sheet turned in equals an entry to a drawing to receive a prize! One (1) winner will be selected.

TAI CHI – DRN

Designed for individuals who suffer from arthritis or associated pain discomfort. Enjoy slow movements that help focus the mind to help to bring a state of mental clarity with stress management and health benefits. (Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN TH, 10:15AM-11:10AM

TAI CHI: INTRODUCTION

Known as moving meditation, this is an introduction to the gentle, slow body movements that help relieve pain, inflammation, poor balance and stress. While moving to quiet music, work with weight shifts and gentle turns to gain strength and balance. (C. Booth)

AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN SU, 4:00PM-5:00PM

AGE: 16+ | COST: $39 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 11851, T, 9/03-9/24, 6:30PM-7:30PM 11852, T, 10/08-10/29, 6:30PM-7:30PM

SMALL GROUP TRAINING

TAI CHI: 24-MOVE FORM – ADVANCED FORM

In a small group setting, receive more feedback and attention from your trainer, while having fun with the small group you and your friends create. (4-8 people per group). (M.Coleman/Morefield/Parker/Webster) AGE: 16+ | COST: $17.50 per person single session/$140 per person for a month meeting twice a week LOCATION: Fitness Center/DRN

A continuing event for learning advanced Tai Chi Forms. Completion of the 64-Move Form is required. Course includes review of the 24-Move Form, plus review of the Plum Blossom Fan and 64-Move Form. (C. Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: $39 LOCATION: Lakeside Club House/JFRC 11848, T, 9/03-9/24, 7:40PM-8:40PM 11849, T, 10/08-10/29, 7:40PM-8:40PM 11850, T, 11/05-11/19, 7:40PM-8:40PM

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T E E N & A D U LT S TAI CHI: 64-MOVE (DRN)

Learn this beautiful pattern of many famous movements practiced around the world, for strengthening body, mind and spirit. this is a very slow, beautiful exercise where you will gain peace. (Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN TH, 11:15AM-12:15PM

TAI CHI: 64-MOVE FORM MONDAY

Learn beautiful patterns of moving with Tai Chi energy to gain balance while strengthening the body, mind and spirit. Work on your breathing to reduce stress and pain to bring spiritual calm. Some Tai Chi experience is required. (C. Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: $39 LOCATION: Lakeside Club House/JFRC 11840, M, 9/09-9/23, 6:30PM-7:30PM 11841, M, 10/07-10/28, 6:30PM-7:30PM 11842, M, 11/04-11/18, 6:30PM-7:30PM 11843, M, 12/02-12/16, 6:30PM-7:30PM 11836, T, 9/09-9/23, 7:40PM-8:40PM 11837, T, 10/07-10/28, 7:40PM-8:40PM 11838, T, 11/04-11/18, 7:40PM-8:40PM 11839, T, 12/02-12/16, 7:40PM-8:40PM

TAI CHI: FAN FORM

Fan Form is also known as the Plum Blossom Fan Form. On-going class for practicing Fan Form and learning the 24Move Form. This is an advanced class for those who completed the 64-Move Form or have previous Tai Chi experience. (C. Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: $39 LOCATION: Lakeside Club House/JFRC 11857, W, 9/04-9/25, 7:00PM-8:00PM 11858, W, 10/09-10/30, 7:00PM-8:00PM 11859, W, 11/06-11/20, 7:00PM-8:00PM 11860, W, 12/04-12/18, 7:00PM-8:00PM

WEIGHT ROOM ORIENTATION – JFRC

Get an orientation of the JFRC fitness room while learning about proper weightlifting techniques and correct usage of weight room equipment. Call JFRC at 214.509.4754 for dates and times. (J. Rodriguez) AGE: 14+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Weight Room/JFRC

YOGA FOR CLARITY

Improve your balance and concentration in a non-competitive atmosphere. Relaxation and breathing techniques will help reduce stress and promote wellbeing. (Pai) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN T/TH, 9:00AM-10:00AM

TGIF YOGA

This hatha yoga class is the perfect way to start your weekend practicing slow-flow yoga poses. Expect to build muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and concentration. Learn relaxation techniques to help with stress and promote well-being. (Freis) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN F, 12:15PM-1:15PM

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Register for classes and programs online at LifeInAllen.org!


T E E N & A D U LT S

Sports ARCHERY

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: 8-13 | COST: $63 LOCATION: Hillside Amphitheater/JFRC 11821, SA, 9/14-09/28, 11:45AM-12:45PM 11822, SA, 10/05-10/26, 11:45AM-12:45PM 11823, SA, 11/02-11/30, 11:45AM-12:45PM 11824, SA, 12/07-12/28, 11:45AM-12:45PM

YOGA FOR FOCUS

Focusing on form to promote physical and mental strength through vinyasa style poses will leave you feeling invigorated with uplifted spirits. Modifications can be made to meet individual goals. (Parker) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN SA, 8:30AM-9:30AM

YOGA FOR STRENGTH

Decompress at the end of a hard day with this evening yoga class. You can expect to sweat as you build strength and muscular endurance. Attention is placed on breath work as balance, flexibility and concentration improve. (G. Carter) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN W, 6:00PM-6:50PM

ZUMBA

Zumba incorporates high energy Latin and international music with unique dance moves and combinations. The routines feature aerobic and fitness interval training with fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. (Hough)

COAST WINTER PROGRAM

COAST is a swim team that prepares individuals for being on a competitive swim team program. The winter COAST program prepares swimmmers for the TAAF Winter State games taking place in Pearland, Texas. AGE: 6+ | COST: $105 Members/ $125 Non-Members LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 12115, M/W/F, 8/26-12/20, 7:00PM-7:45PM 12116, M/W/F, 8/26-12/20, (M/W: 8:00PM8:45PM | F: 7:00PM-7:45PM)

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: 14-30 | COST: $100 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 12254 M/W, 9/02-9/25, 5:30PM-8:00PM SA, 9/07-9/28, 10:00AM-12:00PM 12255 M/W, 9/30-10/23, 5:30PM-8:00PM SA, 10/05-10/26, 10:00AM-12:00PM

AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M, 12:15PM-1:15PM F, 11:15AM-12:00PM

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T E E N & A D U LT S MARTIAL ARTS: ISMA

ISMA’s style focuses on realistic street applicable self-defense against one to multiple attackers. Martial arts skills, conditioning, belt ranking & more. $48 youth/$60 adult start-up fee: uniform, mouthpiece, annual AAU membership. Beginners welcome! (C. Bales) AGE: 13+ | COST: $58 LOCATION: Meeting Room A&B/JFRC 11727, M/TH, 9/05-9/30, 7:00PM-8:00PM 11730, M/TH, 10/03-10/28, 7:00PM-8:00PM 11735, M/TH, 11/04-11/25, 7:00PM-8:00PM 11736, M/TH, 12/02-12/23, 7:00PM-8:00PM

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 12189, M, 9/09-9/30, 7:30PM-8:45PM 12190, M, 10/14-11/04, 7:30PM-8:45PM 12191, M, 11/11-12/09, 7:30PM-8:45PM* *NO CLASSES HELD DURING THE WEEK OF 11/24-11/30

Water Fitness DEEP WATER CHALLENGE

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

DEEP WATER LUNCH

This is the perfect class for those looking for a high-intensity cardio lunch express workout. Class is filled with a variety of exercises sure to get your adrenaline going! (Coleman/Hough) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN M/W, 12:00PM-1:00PM F, 12:15PM-1:15PM

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AEROBIC PUNCH CARD 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)

DEEP WATER MIX

You will hop, run, leap, and bicycle kick to upbeat music while adding strength training with buoys and noodles that will add resistance to give you a total body workout! Includes the use of flotation belts and water noodles. (Hough) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN M/W/F, 9:00AM-9:50AM

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

Perfect for beginners looking for a fun, shallow water class that will introduce you to a variety of exercises adapted to a low-impact water environment to improve your flexibility and overall conditioning. (Stinnett) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN M/W/F, 9:20AM-10:10AM

MAKING WAVES

Start your day with this energizing workout emphasizing core stability, muscle strength and flexibility, cardio endurance and balance. Exercises and activities may be adjusted to support individual fitness levels and physical issues. (Phillips) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN M/W/F, 7:30AM-8:30AM


T E E N & A D U LT S MORNING MIX-UP

Wake up with this energized total body workout! This class uses the unique properties of the lazy river, shallow, and deep water to build core strength, cardio endurance, muscle tone and balance. Buoyancy belts used for workouts. (Phillips) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN M/W/F, 6:00AM-7:00AM

MOVING MATTERS

A low-to-moderate intensity water class improving strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. For those with arthritis, chronic joint/muscle pain, autoimmune diseases, injury recovery/rehab or other physical challenges, this class will benefit you. (Phillips) AGE: 16+ | COST: FREE to DRN, ASRC and Silver Sneakers Members/$3 Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN T/TH, 11:45AM-12:45PM

POWER SPLASH

This advanced, deep water class features more intense cardio work than our regular classes while building strength with low impact. Strength training is emphasized with the use of resistance equipment. (L.Coleman) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN T/TH, 11:30AM-12:30PM

RIVER ROBICS

Using our popular lazy river for its force and resistance you will get a challenging cardio and body-toning workout. Use equipment such as noodles and buoys to enhance your workout. All fitness levels will enjoy this workout. (Dixon) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Lazy River/DRN T/TH, 6:30PM-7:30PM

SILVERSNEAKERSÂŽ: SPLASH

Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability required, a SilverSneakers kickboard may be used. (L. Coleman) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members)/FREE to SilverSneakersÂŽ Members LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN M/W/F, 10:15AM-11:00AM

TOTAL FITNESS DEEP

Designed to accommodate intermediate to advanced individuals seeking to target core stabilization, muscular balance and endurance. Class includes cardio and strength interval training while wearing flotation belts. (L.Coleman/Jordan) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN SA, 10:00AM-11:00AM SU, 2:30PM-3:30PM

TOTAL FITNESS SHALLOW

Build cardiovascular endurance as you splash around in the Leisure Pool. Perfect for anyone who doesn't like deep water! All ability levels welcome. (L. Coleman) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN SA, 9:00AM-9:55AM

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 To read more about this year’s Arbor Day Celebration, please see page 19.

C.A.R.E.

City of Allen Financial Assistance Program Mission of C.A.R.E. (Citizen Assistance for Recreation Experiences): 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. Allen Parks and Recreation Department offers financial assistance for qualified residents. Financial assistance is available for most recreational programs, classes and memberships offered at JFRC, DRN, TE, ASRC and Athletic Programs. It does not include league fees.

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


Seniors Arts & Crafts

Dance

CERAMICS

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER LINE DANCE LESSONS

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 Mondays. (S. Cantlon) AGE: 50+ | COST: $29 LOCATION: Craft Room/ASRC 11832, M, 9/09-9/30, 9:30AM-12:30PM 11833, M, 10/07-10/28, 9:30AM-12:30PM 11834, M, 11/04-11/25, 9:30AM-12:30PM 11835, M, 12/02-12/30, 9:30AM-12:30PM

Learn line dance fundamentals while socializing and making friendships. For very beginners with no dance experience. Move to Cha Cha, Rumba, Country, Waltz, Tango, Rock and Funk. Start slowly with basic dance steps, positions, counting and more. (N. Simpson) AGE: 50+ | COST: $17.25/$23/$28.75 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 12065, TH, 9/05-9/26, 5:30PM-6:30PM 12066, TH, 10/03-10/31, 5:30PM-6:30PM 12067, TH, 11/07-11/21, 5:30PM-6:30PM 12068, TH, 12/05-12/19, 5:30PM-6:30PM

BEGINNER/HIGH BEGINNER LINE DANCE LESSONS

To prevent class or program cancellations, please register at least one week prior to start date.

Learn popular line dances to a variety of music from country to pop. Students need three months of line dancing experience. A dance list is provided for the month. New dances are instructed weekly, going over step directions and danced at least twice. (G. Donaldson) AGE: 50+ | COST: $17.25/$23/$28.75 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 12206, W, 9/04-9/25, 1:00PM-2:00PM 12207, W, 10/02-10/30, 1:00PM-2:00PM 12208, W, 11/06-11/27, 1:00PM-2:00PM 12209, W, 12/04-12/18, 1:00PM-2:00PM

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SENIORS 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. (G. Donaldson)

MENTAL AEROBICS

Mental Aerobics is a class designed to help you maintain your cognitive skills. These skills are associated with lower incidences of dementia and increased functional independence. The goal is fun with a purpose! (L. Starks)

AGE: 50+ | COST: ASRC Punch Card ($28/16 Punches) LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC T/TH, 12:30PM-1:30PM

AGE: 50+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Classroom A/ASRC 11844, M, 9/09 & 9/23, 11:15AM-12:15PM 11845, M, 10/14 & 10/28, 11:15AM-12:15PM 11846, M, 11/11 & 11/25, 11:15AM-12:15PM 11847, M, 12/09 & 12/23, 11:15AM-12:15PM

Education

Fitness

AARP DRIVER SAFETY

BARRE

AGE: 50+ | COST: $15 AARP Members/ $20 Non-Members LOCATION: Classroom A&B/ASRC 11853, M, 9/16, 12:30PM-5:00PM 11854, M, 11/18, 12:30PM-5:00PM

AGE: 50+ | COST: $16/$20 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 11701, T, 9/03-9/24, 5:15PM-6:05PM 11702, T, 10/01-10/29, 5:15PM-6:05PM 11703, T, 11/05-11/26, 5:15PM-6:05PM 11704, T, 12/03-12/31, 5:15PM-6:05PM

The AARP Driver Safety Program is for drivers 50 years old and over. Learn defensive driving techniques for safety and to reduce maintenance and car insurance costs. Fee is payable to the instructor by cash or check on the day of class. (J. Converso)

AARP SMART DRIVER TECHNOLOGY

Learn how to get the most out of vehicle safety technology! The newest car technology makes driving safer and more enjoyable. Register for a fun, 90-minute Smart DriverTEK workshop to learn the benefits of and how to use the smartest safety features! (J. Converso) AGE: 50+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Classroom A&B/ASRC 11855, M, 10/21, 1:00PM-2:30PM 11856, M, 12/09, 1:00PM-2:30PM

Based on methods of Pilates, ballet and yoga moves, Barre will meet the goal to achieve sculpted, lean muscles without the impact and injuries. The class will use mild cardio intervals while incorporating weights, resistance bands, and sliding disk. (P. Parker)

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. AGE: 50+ | COST: FREE LOCATION: Multi-Purpose A/ASRC W, 11:00AM-12:00PM | F, 9:00AM-10:00AM 10212, W/F, 9/04-9/27 10213, W/F, 10/02-10/30 10214, W/F, 11/01-11-29 10215, W/F, 12/04-12/27

Register for classes and programs online at LifeInAllen.org.

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SENIORS CHAIR YOGA – ASRC

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced from a seated position in a chair. The asanas, or yoga postures, are modified to fit a seated posture. Guided meditation at the end of class leaves you with a relaxed disposition. (P. Parker) AGE: 50+ | COST: $16/$20 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose A/ASRC 11706, T, 9/09-9/24, 11:30AM-12:30PM 11707, T, 10/01-10/29, 11:30AM-12:30PM 11708, T, 11/05-11/26, 11:30AM-12:30PM 11709, T, 12/03-12/31, 11:30AM-12:30PM

PERSONAL TRAINING WITH KERRY STALLO

Begins with a 30-minute assessment where Kerry Stallo, certified personal trainer, will review medical history, fitness goals and assess current physical condition. Membership required. AGE: 50+ | COST: Per person: $50/50 minutes | Two people: $60/50 minutes LOCATION: ASRC

PILATES – ASRC

This class is a mind-body exercise, which will promote good posture, increase flexibility, improve balance, build core strength and help create lean strong muscles without adding bulk. (S. Pai) AGE: 50+ | COST: ASRC Punch Card ($63/12 punches) LOCATION: Classroom A&B/ASRC M/TH/F, 10:15AM-11:00AM

SILVERSNEAKERS®: CARDIO

Get up and go with an aerobics class that’s safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. The workout includes easy-tofollow low-impact movement and upperbody strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises. (Jordan) AGE: 50+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members)/ FREE to SilverSneakers® Members LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN T, 8:00AM-8:50AM

ASRC PUNCH CARD Allen Senior Recreation Center offers Punch Cards for Improver/Intermediate Line Dancing, Pilates, Yoga and Zumba 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 cards will include a six-month expiration from the date of purchase.

SILVERSNEAKERS®: CIRCUIT

Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper-body strength work is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support. (Dickerson) AGE: 50+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members)/ FREE to SilverSneakers® Members LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN TH, 8:00AM-8:50AM

SILVERSNEAKERS®: CLASSIC

Have fun and move to music with a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily life. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed. (Hoefler/Jordan) AGE: 50+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members)/ FREE to SilverSneakers® Members LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M/W/F, 9:00AM-10:00AM

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SENIORS SILVER SNEAKERS: CLASSIC

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. (M. Tonn T/TH, B. Jordan M) AGE: 50+ | COST: FREE for Silver Sneakers Members | $9.75/$13/$16.25 for Non-Silver Sneakers Members LOCATION: Multi-Purpose A/ASRC 11711, M, 9/09-9/30, 11:00AM-11:45AM 11712, M, 10/07-10/28, 11:00AM-11:45AM 11713, M, 11/04-11/25, 11:00AM-11:45AM 11714, M, 12/02-12/30, 11:00AM-11:45AM 11716, T, 9/03-9/24, 9:00AM-9:45AM 11717, T, 10/01-10/29, 9:00AM-9:45AM 11718, T, 11/05-11/26, 9:00AM-9:45AM 11719, T, 12/03-12/31, 9:00AM-9:45AM 11721, TH, 9/05-9/26, 1:00PM-1:45PM 11722, TH, 10/03-10/31, 1:00PM-1:45PM 11723, TH, 11/07-11/21, 1:00PM-1:45PM 17724, TH, 12/05-12/26, 1:00PM-1:45PM

STRENGTH-CORE-BALANCE

Restore balance, develop core strength and build lean muscle while minimizing injuries through a progressive instruction method and full-body workout with balance postures, chairs, mats, hand weights, bands and stability balls. All levels benefit. (K. Stallo) AGE: 50+ | COST: $31/$38 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 11877, T, 9/03-9/24, 10:00AM-10:45AM 11878, T, 10/01-10/29, 10:00AM-10:45AM 11879, T, 11/05-11/26, 10:00AM-10:45AM 11880, T, 12/03-12/31, 10:00AM-10:45AM 11882, F, 9/06-9/27, 9:00AM-9:45AM 11883, F, 10/04-10/25, 9:00AM-9:45AM 11884, F, 11/01-11/22, 9:00AM-9:45AM 11885, F, 12/06-12/27, 9:00AM-9:45AM

STRENGTH CORE BALANCE PLUS!

Focus on stomach, back, chest and hip exercises. Restore balance, develop core strength and build muscle while minimizing injuries with a full-body workout incorporating balance postures, chairs, mats, weights, bands and stability balls. (K. Stallo) AGE: 50+ | COST: $27/$35/$43 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose B/ASRC 11887, TH, 9/05-9/26, 9:00AM-10:00AM 11888, TH, 10/03-10/31, 9:00AM-10:00AM 11889, TH, 11/07-11/21, 9:00AM-10:00AM 11890, TH, 12/05-12/26, 9:00AM-10:00AM

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TAI CHI – YANG STYLE

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: $16.50/$21/$25.50 LOCATION: Multi-Purpose A/ASRC 12058, TH, 9/05-9/26, 10:00AM-10:50AM 12059, TH, 10/03-10/31, 10:00AM-10:50AM 12060, TH, 11/07-11/21, 10:00AM-10:50AM 12061, TH, 12/05-12/26, 10:00AM-10:50AM

TAI CHI INTERMEDIATE

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 11975, M/W/F, 9/04-9/30, 11:15AM-12:00PM 11976, M/W/F, 10/02-10/30, 11:15AM-12:00PM 11977, M/W/F, 11/01-11/29, 11:15AM-12:00PM 11978, M/W/F, 12/02-12/30, 11:15AM-12:00PM

YOGA – ASRC

Practice slow-flow style, Vinyasa yoga with a calm and peaceful state of moving meditation. Flow yoga links breath and movement while increasing wellness. All levels welcome. Modifications are shown for different abilities. (S. Pai) AGE: 50+ | COST: ASRC Punch Card ($75/12 Punches) LOCATION: Classroom A&B/ASRC M/W/F, 9:00AM-10:00AM

ZUMBA® GOLD

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. (N. Brown) AGE: 50+ | COST: ASRC Punch Card ($38/12 Punches) LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room B/ASRC M/W/F, 10:00AM-11:00AM


SENIORS

Trips ASRC AND COLLETTE TOURS: DISCOVER SCOTLAND

Discover Scotland on a 10 day/9 night trip! Play the bagpipes, and cruise on Loch Ness. Marvel at Isle of Skye, the Highlands landscapes, and Cairngorms National Park. Explore Orkney Islands’ Skara Brae and Ring of Brodgar. Visit Dunrobin Castle and sample Scotch whiskey. Airfare is included in the price. Insurance is an additional $315. Deposit: $500 due at registration. Final Payment due 2/01/20.

VOLUNTEER TODAY!

AGE: 50+ | COST: $4,249 Double occupancy, $5,199 Single occupancy (Airfare included) 11556, M-W, 4/06/20-4/15/20

Water Fitness MOVING MATTERS

A low-to-moderate intensity water class improving strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. For those with arthritis, chronic joint/muscle pain, autoimmune diseases, injury recovery/rehab or other physical challenges, this class will benefit you. (Phillips) AGE: 16+ | COST: FREE to DRN, ASRC and Silver Sneakers Members/$3 Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN T/TH, 11:45AM-12:45PM

SILVERSNEAKERS®: SPLASH

Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used. (L. Coleman) AGE: 50+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card ($39 Members/$51 Non-Members)/FREE to SilverSneakers® Members LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN M/W/F, 10:15AM-11:00AM

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the Allen Parks and Recreation Department. We are currently seeking energetic and dedicated individuals to serve in a wide range of volunteer roles. Whether looking to assist at events, be a parks ambassador or lend a hand at the Allen Senior Recreation Center, the Allen Parks and Recreation Department has an opportunity for you. For more information, please contact LifeInAllen@cityofallen.org or call 214.509.4700.

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Aquatics 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 11907, SA, 10/12, 9:00AM-3:00PM 11901, SA, 12/07, 9:00AM-3:00PM

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 11906, F-SU, 9/06-9/08, (9/06: 5:00PM9:00PM | 9/07-9/08: 8:00AM-5:00PM) 11903, F-SU, 11/15-11/17, (11/15: 5:00PM9:00PM | 11/16-11/17: 8:00AM-5:00PM)

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD REVIEW

Refresh lifeguard knowledge and get re-certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Blood Borne 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 11907, SA, 12/28, 8:00AM-8:00PM

Find Water Fitness programming on pages 48-49!

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AQ UAT I CS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

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 11741, F-SU, 10/18-10/20, SA-SU, 10/2610/27, (10/18: 5:00PM-8:00PM | 10/19-10/20: 9:00AM-5:00PM | 10/26-10/27: 9:00AM5:00PM) 11742, F-SU, 12/06-12/08, SA-SU, 12/1412/15, (12/06: 5:00PM-8:00PM | 12/07-12/08: 9:00AM-5:00PM | 12/14-12/15: 9:00AM5:00PM)

Miscellaneous Aqua BEGINNER ADULT AQUATICS

Improve your water confidence and stroke technique with our certified Water Safety Instructors. The improvement of aquatic comfort level is mastered through small group focus on personal achievements. All skill levels are welcome. AGE: 13+ | COST: $50 Members/ $60 Non-Members (4 classes) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN 11929, SA, 8/31-9/28, 9:00AM-9:45AM 11930, SA, 8/31-9/28, 11:45AM-12:30PM 11931, SA, 10/05-10/26, 9:00AM-9:45AM 11932, SA, 10/05-10/26, 11:45AM-12:30PM 11933, SA, 11/02-11/23, 9:00AM-9:45AM 11934, SA, 11/02-11/23, 11:45AM-12:30PM

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: 6-16 | COST: $30 Members/ $40 Non-Members (4 classes) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 11920, SA, 8/31-9/28, 9:05AM-9:35AM 11922, SA, 10/05-10/26, 9:05AM-9:35AM 11924, SA, 11/02-11/23, 9:05AM-9:35AM

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PARENT/CHILD AQUATICS

This class is to help infants and toddlers become comfortable in and around the water. This is a great class if you want to be in the water with your child to prepare them for our Minnows program. AGE: 6 months-3 | COST: $30 Members/ $40 Non-Members (4 classes) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN 11926, SA, 8/31-9/28, 10:25AM-10:55AM 11927, SA, 10/05-10/26, 10:25AM-10:55AM 11928, SA, 11/02-11/23, 10:25AM-10:55AM

PRIVATE 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. AGE: 3+ | COST: $35 LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN

SPRINGBOARD DIVING

Students will learn skills from a 1-meter diving board such as take-off, hurdle, jump, forward and back dives. Prerequisite: Student must demonstrate safe headfirst entry and swim unassisted to wall or ladder. AGE: 6-16 | COST: $30 Members/ $40 Non-Members (4 classes) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 11921, SA, 8/31-9/28, 11:45AM-12:30PM 11923, SA, 10/05-10/26, 11:45AM-12:30PM 11925, SA, 11/02-11/23, 11:45AM-12:30PM

SWIM TEAM PREP

Ready to prepare for stroke clinic or swim team? This individualized course will refine technique and build endurance for all competitive strokes. Pre-requisite: Child must have passed Learn to Swim Level 4 within last 2 months. AGE: 6+ | COST: $40 Members/ $50 Non-Members (4 classes) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN 11945, SA, 8/31-9/28, 11:45AM-12:45PM 11946, SA, 10/05-10/26, 11:45AM-12:45PM 11947, SA, 11/02-11/23, 11:45AM-12:45PM

Register for programs and classes at LifeInAllen.org!


AQ UAT I CS

Competitive Stroke Clinic This program prepares swimmers for competitive swim team environments. A FREE skills assessment (times are available at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium) must be completed before registering. Swimmers new to stroke clinic are preferred to register on Monday/Wednesday.

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. AGE: 6-17 | COST: $40 Members/ $50 Non-Members (8 classes) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 11948, M/W, 8/26-9/25, 7:30PM-8:00PM 11949, T/TH, 8/27-9/26, 7:30PM-8:00PM 11950, M/W, 9/30-10/23, 7:30PM-8:00PM 11951, T/TH, 10/01-10/24, 7:30PM-8:00PM 11952, M/W, 10/28-11/20, 7:30PM-8:00PM 11953, T/TH, 10/29-11/21, 7:30PM-8:00PM 11954, M/W, 12/02-12/18, 7:30PM-8:00PM 11955, T/TH, 12/03-12/19, 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 (8 classes) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 11956, M/W, 8/26-9/25, 8:00PM-8:45PM 11957, T/TH, 8/27-9/26, 8:00PM-8:45PM 11958, M/W, 9/30-10/23, 8:00PM-8:45PM 11959, T/TH, 10/01-10/24, 8:00PM-8:45PM 11960, M/W, 10/28-11/20, 8:00PM-8:45PM 11961, T/TH, 10/29-11/21, 8:00PM-8:45PM 11962, M/W, 12/02-12/18, 8:00PM-8:45PM 11963, T/TH, 12/03-12/19, 8:00PM-8:45PM

ADVANCED STROKE CLINIC

INTRODUCTION TO STROKE CLINIC This program prepares swimmers for stroke clinic by refining all four competitive strokes and building endurance. Topics covered include proper training techniques and proper diet. Pre-requisite: Child must have passed Learn to Swim Level 3. AGE: 6-17 | COST: $30 Members/ $40 Non-Members LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 11972, M-W, 11/25-11/27, 10:00AM-12:00PM

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 (8 classes) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 11964, M/W, 8/26-9/25, 7:30PM-8:45PM 11965, T/TH, 8/27-9/26, 7:30PM-8:45PM 11966, M/W, 9/30-10/23, 7:30PM-8:45PM 11967, T/TH, 10/01-10/24, 7:30PM-8:45PM 11968, M/W, 10/28-11/20, 7:30PM-8:45PM 11969, T/TH, 10/29-11/21, 7:30PM-8:45PM 11970, M/W, 12/02-12/18, 7:30PM-8:45PM 11971, T/TH, 12/03-12/19, 7:30PM-8:45PM

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AQ UAT I CS

Learn to Swim

DO SESSION 1

MINNOWS

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)

T/TH: August 27-September 26 SA: August 31-September 28

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

SHARKS

COST: $65 Members/ $80 Non-Members (8 classes) | $30 Members/$40 Non-Members (4 classes) LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN

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SESSION

T/TH: Octob SA: Octobe

T/TH

4:30PM

#11743

T/TH

T/TH

5:05PM

#11744

T/TH

T/TH

5:40PM

#11745

T/TH

T/TH

6:15PM

#11746

T/TH

T/TH

6:50PM

#11747

T/TH

T/TH

7:30PM

#17748

T/TH

T/TH

8:05PM

#11749

T/TH

SA

9:50AM

#11750

SA

SA

10:25AM

#11751

SA

SA

11:00AM

#11752

SA

T/TH

4:30PM

#11780

T/TH

T/TH

5:05PM

#11781

T/TH

T/TH

5:40PM

#11782

T/TH

T/TH

6:15PM

#11783

T/TH

T/TH

6:50PM

#11784

T/TH

T/TH

7:30PM

#11785

T/TH

T/TH

8:05PM

#11786

T/TH

SA

9:50AM

#11787

SA

SA

10:25AM

#11788

SA

SA

11:00AM

#11789

SA


AQ UAT I CS

ON RODENBAUGH NATATORIUM

N2

SESSION 3

ber 1-24 er 5-26

T/TH: October 29-November 21 SA: November 2-23

SESSION 4

T/TH: December 3-19 (No December Saturday Classes)

T/TH

4:30PM

#11763

T/TH

4:30PM

#11773

5:05PM

#11754

T/TH

5:05PM

#11764

T/TH

5:05PM

#11774

5:40PM

#11755

T/TH

5:40PM

#11765

T/TH

5:40PM

#11775

6:15PM

#11756

T/TH

6:15PM

#11766

T/TH

6:15PM

#11776

6:50PM

#11757

T/TH

6:50PM

#11767

T/TH

6:50PM

#11777

7:30PM

#11758

T/TH

7:30PM

#11768

T/TH

7:30PM

#11778

8:05PM

#11759

T/TH

8:05PM

#11769

T/TH

8:05PM

#11779

9:50AM

#11760

SA

9:50AM

#11770

10:25AM

#11761

SA

10:25AM

#11771

11:00AM

#11762

SA

11:00AM

#11772

4:30PM

#11790

T/TH

4:30PM

#11800

T/TH

4:30PM

#11810

5:05PM

#11791

T/TH

5:05PM

#11801

T/TH

5:05PM

#11811

5:40PM

#11792

T/TH

5:40PM

#11802

T/TH

5:40PM

#11812

6:15PM

#11793

T/TH

6:15PM

#11803

T/TH

6:15PM

#11813

6:50PM

#11794

T/TH

6:50PM

#11804

T/TH

6:50PM

#11814

7:30PM

#11795

T/TH

7:30PM

#11805

T/TH

7:30PM

#11815

8:05PM

#11796

T/TH

8:05PM

#11806

T/TH

8:05PM

#11816

9:50AM

#11797

SA

9:50AM

#11807

10:25AM

#11798

SA

10:25AM

#11808

11:00AM

#11799

SA

11:00AM

#11809

AGE: 6-12

#11753

AGE: 3-5

4:30PM

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Adult Athletics SPORT LEAGUE FA LL BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL

FA LL FLAG FOOTBALL, KICKBALL, SOCCER & ULTIMATE FRISBEE

FA LL SOFTBALL

REGISTRATION DATE EARLY 7/29-8/04

REGULAR 8/05-8/19

LATE 8/20-8/26 EARLY 6/24-7/01

REGULAR 7/02-7/15

LATE 7/16-7/22 EARLY 6/24-7/01 LATE 7/16-7/22

AT H L E T I CS WE B S I T E

teamsideline.com/allen Registration packets, league schedules, standings and free agent information can be found on the Athletics website.

Athletics Supervisor: Joey Ramos

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REGULAR 7/02-7/15

LEAGUE START WE E K O F MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

WE E K O F MONDAY, AUGUST 5

WE E K O F SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

I N FO R M AT I O N H OT L I N E

214.509.4810

FIELD HOTLINE

214.509.4809


A D U LT A T H L E T I C S

Fall 2019 - Sport Leagues SPORT LEAGUE

FALL MEN'S BASKETBALL

FALL MEN'S 5-ON-5 FLAG FOOTBALL

FALL MEN'S 8-ON-8 FLAG FOOTBALL

FALL CO-REC KICKBALL

FALL MEN'S & CO-REC SOCCER

FALL MEN'S & CO-REC SOFTBALL

FALL CO-REC ULTIMATE FRISBEE

FALL WOMEN'S & CO-REC VOLLEYBALL

START DATE

TEAM REGISTRATION COST EARLY $425

9/ 10

8/05

REGULAR $370/$470

REGULAR $20/Player

LATE $20/Player EARLY $260

9/09

REGULAR $575

LATE $385/$485 EARLY $20/Player

8/08

REGULAR $335

LATE $585 EARLY $360/$450

8/04

REGULAR $385/$460

LATE $350 EARLY $550

8/05

REGULAR $335

LATE $400/$475 EARLY $325

8/09

8 Game Season + Playoffs

LATE $350 EARLY $375/$450

8/06

REGULAR $450

LATE $475 EARLY $325

LATE $285

SEASON FORMAT

REGULAR $270

10 Game Season (Doubleheaders) + Playoffs

8 Game Season + Playoffs/ 10 Game Season (Doubleheaders) + Playoffs

10 Game Season + Playoffs

8 Game Season + Playoffs

8 Game Season + Playoffs/ 12 Game Season (Doubleheaders) + Playoffs

12 Game Season (Doubleheaders) + Playoffs

8 Game Season + Playoffs

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Ice Rink Hockey

Skating

ALLEN ADULT HOCKEY LEAGUE INSTRUCTIONAL

ADULT SKATE

Designed for men & 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

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: $88 LOCATION: ACIR FALL: 8 WEEKS T, 8/27-10/15, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 8/29/-10/17, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 8/31-10/19, 10:00AM-10:30AM PRE-WINTER: 8 WEEKS (NO CLASSES: 11/25-11/30) T, 10/22-12/17, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 10/24-12/19, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 10/26-12/21, 10:00AM-10:30AM

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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, 8/30-12/13, 12:15PM-1:15PM

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, 8/30-12/13, 1:15PM-2:45PM (NO CLASSES: 11/25-11/30)

SPECIAL EVENTS

AT ALLEN COMMUNITY ICE RINK Read more about the Fall 2019 special events at Allen Community Ice Rink on pages 18-20.


ICE RINK

Introduction to Ice Skating Introductory skating lessons are designed to 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: $88 (Fall, 8 weeks) | $88 (Pre-Winter, 8 weeks) LOCATION: ACIR REGISTRATION: Call the ACIR Front Desk at 972.912.1097 or register in person at Allen Community Ice Rink. TOT 1 (3-4 YEARS)

FALL: 8 WEEKS T, 8/27-10/15, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 8/29-10/17, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 8/31-10/19, 10:00AM-10:30AM SA, 8/31-10/19, 10:30AM-11:00AM PRE-WINTER: 8 WEEKS (NO CLASSES: 11/25-11/30) T, 10/22-12/17, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 10/24-12/19, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 10/26-12/21, 10:00AM-10:30AM SA, 10/26-12/21, 10:30AM-11:00AM

5-7 YEARS

FALL: 8 WEEKS T, 8/27-10/15, 5:45PM-6:15PM T, 8/27-10/15, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 8/29-10/17, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 8/29-10/17, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 8/31-10/19, 10:00AM-10:30AM SA, 8/31-10/19, 11:00AM-11:30AM PRE-WINTER: 8 WEEKS (NO CLASSES: 11/25-11/30) T, 10/22-12/17, 5:45PM-6:15PM T, 10/22-12/17, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 10/24-12/19, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 10/24-12/19, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 10/26-12/21, 10:00AM-10:30AM SA, 10/26-12/21, 11:00AM-11:30AM

8-14 YEARS

FALL: 8 WEEKS T, 8/27-10/15, 5:45PM-6:15PM T, 8/27-10/15, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 8/29-10/17, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 8/29-10/17, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 8/31-10/19, 10:00AM-10:30AM SA, 8/31-10/19, 11:00AM-11:30AM PRE-WINTER: 8 WEEKS (NO CLASSES: 11/25-11/30) T, 10/22-12/17 5:45PM-6:15PM T, 10/22-12/17, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 10/24-12/19, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 10/24-12/19, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 10/26-12/21, 10:00AM-10:30AM SA, 10/26-12/21, 11:00AM-11:30AM

15 YEARS-ADULT

FALL: 8 WEEKS T, 8/27-10/15, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 8/29-10/17, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 8/31-10/19, 11:00AM-11:30AM PRE-WINTER: 8 WEEKS (NO CLASSES: 11/25-11/30) T, 10/22-12/17, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 10/24-12/19, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 10/26-12/21, 11:00AM-11:30AM

HOMESCHOOL INTRODUCTION TO SKATING CLASS

AGE: 5-14 | COST: $44 (4-week semesters) LOCATION: ACIR FALL 1: F, 9/06-9/27, 1:15PM-1:45PM FALL 2: F, 10/04-10/25, 1:15PM-1:45PM PRE-WINTER 1: F, 11/01-11/22, 1:15PM-1:45PM PRE-WINTER 2: F, 12/06-12/20, 1:15PM1:45PM (3 WEEKS)

INTRODUCTION TO ICE SKATING HOLIDAY CLASS

Spend your holiday 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 (One-day class) LOCATION: ACIR M, 12/23, 12:30PM-1:00PM TH, 12/26, 12:30PM-1:00PM F, 12/27, 12:30PM-1:00PM M, 12/30, 12:30PM-1:00PM TH, 1/02, 12:30PM-1:00PM F, 1/03, 12:30PM-1:00PM

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Golf The Plane Truth Golf The Plane Truth Golf instructor group is one of the most prominent in the golf industry today. Our world-class program has produced tour winners, Olympic medalists, and Fed-Ex Cup Champions. Our team offers instruction to all ability levels from PGA Tour professionals to recreational players. Over the past five years, The Plane Truth Junior Program at The Courses at Watters Creek has produced numerous winners of local junior events. Our students regularly compete in PGA Tour, Asian Tour, International Juniors, US Kids Golf, NTPGA, TJGT, & AJGA tournaments. Visit PlaneTruthWattersCreek.com for more details.

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OFF CAMPUS SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAM

This program is designed specifically for players, with little experience, who have the goal to play high school golf. Players will receive a dedicated practice program that includes individual and group coaching sessions, on course playing lessons, short game skill improvement and overall game development. (15 hours of instruction and practice per week is required).

CONTACT 469.999.1191 OR ANDYTRAYNOR@PLANETRUTHGOLF.COM

LADIES CLINICS

The "Plane Truth Ladies Clinics" cover all the basic golf skills you need to learn in order to become more comfortable and confident on the course. On-course etiquette, chipping, pitching, putting, bunker play and full-swing will all be covered. The goal of every session is to have fun and learn a new skill. Limited spots available. $25 PER SESSION OR $150 FOR 8 SESSIONS CONTACT 906.298.1458 OR JOEBROWN@PLANETRUTHGOLF.COM


GOLF JUNIOR PROGRAMS

(The Plane Truth Golf continued)

FUTURES TEAM: LEVELS 1-3 (BOYS & GIRLS)

The Futures Team is designed for young athletes interested in starting the game of golf. Team members will play regularly on our six-hole par three and nine-hole golf courses. Each participant will graduate from this team with an improved skillset and friendships for a lifetime.

DEVELOPMENTAL AND ELITE TEAMS: LEVELS 4-9

The Developmental Team is designed for players starting to participate in tournament golf. Players in this program have progressed through The Futures Team and have shown a desire to reach their potential. The Elite Team is designed for accomplished players who are dedicated to taking their games to the highest level possible. This program includes TrackMan usage combines individual instruction and on-course coaching. PRACTICE & PLAY PACKAGES: • Bronze • Silver • Gold

GIRLS TEAM: LEVELS 4-9

The Girls Team is designed to create an environment to grow passion and love for the game, have fun and build friendships with golf and improve golf skills.

CONTACT 224.343.6801 OR JAKE@PLANETRUTHGOLF.COM FOR INFORMATION ON THE PLANE TRUTH GOLF PROGRAMS.

PERFORMANCE PLUS PROGRAM Rewards members with unlimited access to DFW's #1 Practice Facility! MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:

• 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

Sign up today at The Courses at Watters Creek! For more information, visit the Golf Shop or call 214.509.4653.

THE PLANE TRUTH GOLF INSTRUCTION AT THE COURSES AT WATTERS CREEK

Private individual and group lessons are available at The Courses at Watters Creek. Instruction Staff offers coaching to all levels of players. Prices will vary based on instructor. For more information about lessons at The Courses at Watters Creek, visit WattersCreekGolf.com

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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

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 214.509.4714.

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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R E N TA LS

Available Facilities 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

ORCHARDS PA R K

1705 Lake Travis

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

QUAIL RUN

920 Pelican

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

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

STACY R I D G E

NO

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R E N TA LS

Facility Rentals 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 multi-purpose 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 room is 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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R E N TA LS

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: 214.509.4700

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 FALL 2019

Registration Dates All class and program registration begins at 8:00AM online or at Joe Farmer Recreation Center or Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

RESIDENT

NONRESIDENT

Aug. 5

Aug. 7

WA L K- U P

Registration Methods

Walk-in registration accepted during regular facility hours.

ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM:

ONLINE

You will need a Login and Password

Online registration is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week!

Been a customer within the past year? Your account may have already been created in the ACTIVE Net system. Use your email on file as your login and click "Forgot Your Password?" OR If you do not have an account, click "Create New Account". If you have questions or to receive more information, call 214.509.4750 or 214.509.4770.

PAYMENTS ACCEPTED: Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card

LifeInAllen.org

MAIL-IN

Mail-in registrations are accepted up to one-week prior to a class start date. Indicate credit card information on the registration form or include a check or money order payable to the City of Allen. FI ND REGI STRATI ON FORM S ONLI NE AT LIF EINA LLEN.ORG .

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium ATTN: Class Registration 110 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002

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OR

Joe Farmer Recreation Center ATTN: Class Registration 1201 E. Bethany Dr, Allen, TX 75002


R EG I ST R AT I O N

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. For questions related to senior programs please call 214.509.4820.

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ALLEN ACADEMY OF SKATING AT ALLEN COMMUNITY ICE RINK

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 For more details about the Holidays on Ice Show, please see page 20.


Learning Interests Fitness Events Allen Parks and Recreation serves to give you opportunities to learn, engage your interests, improve your health through fitness and wellness options and entertain you at events. LIFEINALLEN.ORG


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CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE CITY OF ALLEN!

THERE TRULY IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN ALLEN! Allen Parks and Recreation is proud to offer a number of great celebrations, festivities and holiday happenings.

For more details, see pages 18-21 or visit the merriest of websites, LifeInAllen.org!

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