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Winter/Spring 2017 CITY OF ALLEN P A R K S & R E C R E AT I O N ACTIVITY GUIDE

JANUARY 2-APRIL 30 R E G I S T R AT I O N Resident: December 6 Non-Resident: December 8


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.

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Welcome to the Thank you for picking up the 2017 Winter/Spring Guide to Allen Parks and Recreation!

I hope you’ve already had the opportunity to get to know the Allen Parks and Recreation Department in one way or another. You might have learned how to play guitar at Joe Farmer or how to swim at the Natatorium. Maybe you skated at Tim Dentler, Director the Ice Rink or at The Edge. You could have PARKS AND RECREATION danced to your favorite band at Allen Event Center or line danced at Allen Senior Recreation Center. Maybe you walked a few holes at The Courses at Watters Creek or ran a few miles on the hike and bike trails. And hopefully, you were able to connect with your neighbors at Allen USA Celebration or in one of the beautiful parks around the city. Whatever your experience has been with us, I just hope Parks and Recreation has positively affected your life in some way. Speaking of life, you might have noticed a new look to this Guide. The old guide was called STUFF. It started to get dated and didn’t fully communicate everything we offer. So now we are leaving . STUFF behind and moving on with

Letter from the Director

Our goals in life are simple: to give you opportunities to learn, engage your interests, improve your health through fitness and wellness options and entertain you at events. So this is life in Allen – a guide filled with information about your parks, trails, events, facilities and classes. Thank you again for experiencing life in Allen!

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Who We Are Mission To establish a Parks and Recreation system for our citizens that provides them with a source of pleasure, promotes economic development, minimizes demands on valuable City resources and instills pride in those who make it happen. CITY COUNCIL

Mayor Stephen Terrell, Mayor Pro Tem Gary L. Caplinger, Kurt Kizer, Ross Obermeyer, Joey Herald, Robin L. Sedlacek, Baine Brooks

C I T Y S TA F F

Peter H. Vargas, City Manager

A D M I N I S T 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. Brandy O’Keefe, Marketing Mgr. Robert Townsend, Admin. Services Mgr. Jennifer Robinson, Support Specialist Keith Marchand, Reservations Coordinator Lisa Potvin, Special Events Coordinator Jennifer Stewart, Senior Admin. Assistant Cury Santiago, Admin. Assistant

P A R K S & R E C R E AT I O N BOARD

Tom Cowart, Paul Davidson, Brittani Hayes, John Holley, Geoben Johnson III, Tricia Losavio, Rodrigo Vizcaino

PLANNING SERVICES

Matt McComb, Landscape Architect Laura Demos, Park Planner Randy Thompson, Park Planner Kelly McGinnis, Project/Grant Coordinator Robert Ferron, Parks Development Inspector

S I T E A N D FA C I L I T Y S E R V I C E S

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

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


W H AT ’ S I N S I D E

Letter from the Director 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 21 Youth 24 Teens & Adults 30 Seniors 41 Aquatics 46 Ice Rink 54 Camps 56 Adult Athletics 58 Golf 61 Rentals Outdoor Pavilions 64 Facility Rentals 66 Registration 68 Special Parks & Trails Insert

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C L A S S L O C AT I O N K E Y AEC Allen Event Center ACIR Allen Community Ice Rink AHS Allen High School ASRC Allen Senior Recreation Center DRN Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium JFRC Joe Farmer Recreation Center TCWC The Courses at Watters Creek TE The Edge IN ALLEN

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Allen Community Ice Rink

Facility Hours* M-F

SA SU

6-10AM 3-8PM

8AM-5PM 12-5PM

*Facility and open skate hours vary depending on season and programming. Call front desk for information.

Ice skating and hockey aren’t just winter sports in Allen! 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! 6

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Admission Fees OPEN SKATE FREESTYLE STICK TIMES SKATE RENTALS

$5 (all ages and levels) $10/hour; $2.50/15 minutes $10 $3

Punch Cards For Skating & Hockey FREESTYLE

Available for 10 Hours, 100 hours and 150 hours

STICK TIME

10 Sessions for $90 or 5 Sessions available for $45

Savings start at $10! Purchase punch cards at ACIR front desk.

Rentals See pages 66-67 for information.


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Location 200 E Stacy Rd. #1350 Allen, TX 75002

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972.912.1097

Center Supervisor: Timmy Vessakosol

Activities Special Events It's Great to Skate Valentine's Open Skate Spring Break Open Skate Easter Open Skate

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Skating Lessons Intro to Skating Learn to Skate Homeschool Skating Advanced Figure Skating Open Skates Adult Skate Homeschool Skate Hockey Intro to Hockey Learn to Play Little Rookies Stick Time Hockey 1 Adult Hockey 2 Leagues Jr. Americans Adult Instructional Adult D & D2

Amenities Find Ice Rink programming on pages 54-55!

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

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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 old ones. Avoid crowded gyms by utilizing the fullyfurnished fitness room.

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Facility Hours M/W/F

7AM-5PM

T/TH

7AM-8PM

Closed SA/SU

Daily Lunch Freshly prepared meals are served MondayFriday from 12-1PM for members at the cost of $4 per meal and $3 for a garden salad. Preregistration is required no later than 9:30AM on the same day.

Find Senior programming on pages 41-44!

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.


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 E. St. Mary Dr. Allen, TX 75002

Contact 214.509.4820

See pages 66-67 for information.

Activities Special Events Happy Fall Fest Health & Wellness Fair Member Appreciation Volunteer Reception Open House Caregiver Expo Travel London Tuscany Palo Duro Canyon Pigeon Forge Hot Springs Waco Tyler Lunch Breaks Day Trips Fitness Line Dancing Yoga Pilates SilverSneakersÂŽ Wii Bowling Full Body Conditioning Pole Walking Chair Volleyball

Arts & Crafts Painting ArtSparks Ceramics Jewelry Making Drawing Education Seminars Lunch & Learns AARP Driver Safety Memory Cafe Social Dances Daily Lunch Card Games Stitching Time Book Swap Sudoku Billiards Ping Pong Clubs

ASRC is for people

50+

years of age including spouses Annual membership is

$5

for residents Most programs are

Free or Low-Cost ASRC features:

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Facility Hours 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.

M-TH 5AM-9PM F 5AM-8PM

8AM-6PM 1-6PM

Open/Public Swim Hours Leisure Pool (School Year) M/W T/TH F SA/SU

1–8:45PM Closed* 1–7:45PM 1–5:45PM

*Open 1-5:45PM during AISD Summer Schedule

Adult/Member Lap Lane (Competition Pool) M-TH F SA SU

5:30AM–8:45PM 5:30AM–7:45PM 8AM–5:45PM 1–5:45PM

Leisure Pool/Lazy River M/W/F T/TH SA

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SA SU

5:30–11AM; 12–1PM 5:30AM–6PM; 7:30–8:45PM 8AM–12PM

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

110 E. Rivercrest Blvd. Allen, TX 75002

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.

Special Events Dive-in Movies Duck Derby Under the Sea Easter Adventure

Daily Swim Admission

Water Education Lifeguard Training CPR/First Aid

Adults (18+)

$5

Senior (50+)

$3

Youth (2 & under)

Free

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

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 Pilates Roden-Barre Small Group Training Yoga Zumba Cardio Drumming Core Endurance Personal Training

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Facility Hours 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 for children and adults 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!

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M-TH 6AM-10PM F 6AM-9PM

SA SU

10AM-6PM 1-6PM

Activities Special Events Community Garage Sale Saturday Night Rec N Roll Outdoor Adventure Fest Lunch w/ Easter Bunny

Life Interests Dog Obedience Fishing Computers

Personal Fitness Pilates Tai-Chi Yoga Zumba Walking

Performing Arts Music & Dance Lessons

Sports Archery Fencing Martial Arts Baseball/Softball Multi-Sport Volleyball Basketball Soccer Disc Golf

See pages 66-67 for information.

Camps Holiday Spring Break Summer

Rentals

Find JFRC programming throughout the guide in the Special Events, Young Children, Youth and Teen & Adult sections!


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

1201 E. Bethany Dr. Allen, TX 75002

Contact 214.509.4750 Center Supervisor: Heidi Miller

Daily Admission

*Resident rates include Allen residents and employees working for businesses, corporations and organizations in the city limits. All memberships include free use of Ford Pool during the summer season.

With Member

$5

Without Member $7

22,484 6 2 2 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY

Official Height Basketball Goals

Lane Indoor Track 17 Laps = 1 Mile

Racquetball & Handball Courts

Game Room with Table Tennis, Billiards & Foosball

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Rates with Carts 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.

The Traditions Course (18 Holes) WEEKDAY

Weekday Prime (M-Th, 7-11:59AM) Weekday Twilight (M-Th, 12-2:59PM) Weekday Twilight (M-Th, 3PM-Close) Seniors/Allen Residents Weekday (M-TH)

$45 $35 $20 $32

WEEKEND

Friday Prime (F, 7-11:59AM) Friday Twilight (F, 12-2:59PM) Friday Twilight (F, 3PM-Close) Weekend Prime (SA-SU, 7-11:59AM) Weekend Twilight (SA-SU, 12-2:59PM) Weekend Twilight (SA-SU, 3PM-Close) Senior Friday / Allen Residents (F) Senior Weekend / Allen Residents (SA-SU)

$49 $39 $25 $59 $39 $25 $39 $47

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 $6

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33 Holes

Location 7201 Chase Oaks Blvd. Plano, TX 75025

Contact 214.509.GOLF (4653) Golf Services Manager: Jeff Holt

Online

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

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

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

FootGolf Course The Courses at Watters Creek now offers a 9-hole Foot Golf course! Foot Golf is a combination of soccer and golf. Find more information on page 61.

Find Golf programming on pages 61-63!

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

Activities & Amenities Golf Instruction The Plane Truth Golf Instruction Group Lessons & Clinics Jr. Development & Camps Adult Clinics Women's Clinics Seniors Clinics Demo Days Venue Practice Lighted Driving Range The Futures (Short) Course Short Game Area Clubhouse Grill 33 Banquet Hall 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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Visitor Center Hours M-F SA SU

3-8PM* 12-8PM 1-6PM

*Open at noon during school holidays.

Skate Park, BMX Track & In-Line Hockey Rink Hours M-SU

8AM–11PM

Activities Special Events ISA Pro/Am Scooter Competition Family Night Overnight Lock-In Education Young Rembrandts Drawing & Cartooning Computer Programming Computer Gaming Engineering Courses Science Courses Scooter Basics

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 AllenParks.org.


Media Room Annual Memberships 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. All memberships include free use of Ford Pool during the summer season.

201 E St Mary Dr. Allen, TX 75002

Contact 214.509.4760 Center Supervisor: Billy Diaz

Skate Park

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 66-67 for information.

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

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Special Events 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, the fee increases to $15 at 5 p.m. the Wednesday prior to each dance. For more information, contact Lisa Potvin at lpotvin@cityofallen.org or 214.509.4707. AGE: 18+ | COST: $10 LOCATION: ASRC 54486, F, 1/13, 7:00PM-10:00PM (DISCO) 54487, F, 2/10, 7:00PM-10:00PM (VALENTINE’S) 54488, F, 3/10, 7:00PM-10:00PM (MARDI GRAS) 54489, F, 4/14, 7:00PM-10:00PM (1950'S SOCK HOP)

DIVE-IN MOVIE Grab your friends, swimsuit and towel, and join us for a Dive-In Movie. While you and your friends swim and float in the pool, you’ll enjoy a great movie experience! Concessions, noodles and tubes are available for an additional cost. Attendees may bring their own tubes and noodles. AGE: 3+ | COST: $5 (3-17)/$6 (18+) LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 53839, SA, 1/21, 6:30PM-9:00PM 53841, SA, 3/25, 6:30PM-9:00PM

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VOLUNTEER KICK-OFF MEETING Join the Allen Senior Recreation Center at the annual meeting for both new and returning volunteers. Learn about new opportunities to serve at the Center and in the Allen community. We will have guest speakers, loads of fun, refreshments and door prizes. Open volunteer enrollment is available during January and February. COST: Free LOCATION: ASRC 54441, F, 1/27, 10:00AM-12:00PM

IT’S GREAT TO SKATE Come try ice skating for free! During a 30-minute group lesson, skaters will learn the basics of ice skating such as skating forward and backward, falling safely, dips and stopping. After the class skaters can practice their new skills during a 90minute open skate. Pre-registration is required. AGE: 4+ | COST: Free LOCATION: ACIR SA, 2/04, 4:00PM-6:00PM


SPECIAL EVENTS DUCK DERBY Think you have the fastest duck in Allen? Purchase your ‘Racing Duck’ from the Natatorium, decorate it and return to the Natatorium for judging by Friday, February 10 at 5 p.m. The race will take place on Saturday morning in the lazy river and awards will be given to the fastest and best decorated ducks. AGE: 1-12 | COST: $5 (Duck Decorating Contest only); $8 (Duck Decorating Contest and Derby Race) 53842, SAT, 2/11, 10:00AM-12:00PM

ALLEN 5-STAR COMPETITION Gather your team for the Allen 5-Star Competition! The event will be held at multiple Allen Parks & Recreation facilities. This fun-filled competition includes – Archery, Canoe Battleship, Chair Volleyball, Dodgeball and Fowling. All equipment will be provided. Prizes will be awarded.

AGE: 21+ | COST: $75 per team (4-6 members) LOCATION: Multiple PARD Facilities 54559, SAT, 3/18, 2:00PM-6:00PM

VALENTINE’S OPEN SKATE Come join the ACIR for their Valentine's Open Skate. Entry will be buy one get one free, so you and your date can have a fun filled day.

AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/$3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SU, 2/12, 1:00PM-3:00PM

SPRING BREAK INTRODUCTION TO ICE SKATING CLASS Spend your holiday break learning to ice skate. Participants receive 30 minutes of instruction followed by 90-minute open skate. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 972.912.1097 or stop by during customer service hours. AGE: 3-15 | COST: $15 LOCATION: ACIR M, 3/06, 12:00PM-2:00PM W, 3/08, 12:00PM-2:00PM

SPRING BREAK OPEN SKATE Come join the ACIR to have a fun time before heading back to school. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Allen Community Outreach and receive free skate rental.

AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/$3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SA, 3/11, 11:15AM-1:45PM

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FEST Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or novice, this day is for you! You and your family will learn and enjoy new ways to experience the great outdoors right here at Bethany Lakes Park. Let the adventure begin! AGE: 5+ | COST: $10 per individual/$35 for a group of four LOCATION: Bethany Lakes Park/JFRC 54558, SA, 3/25, 9:00AM-3:00PM

EGGCELLENT FAMILY ADVENTURE Bring your Easter basket and come stroll through Allen Civic Plaza. Kids can visit tables hosted by civic organizations and local businesses to receive eggs, candy and other goodies. The event would not be complete of course without a visit from the Easter Bunny. There is a lot more to enjoy too with great activities like games, crafts, face painters and a bounce house. For more information contact Lisa Potvin at lpotvin@cityofallen.org or 214.509.4707. AGE: All Ages | COST: Free LOCATION: Allen Civic Plaza SA, 4/08, 9:00AM-12:00PM

LUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY Come join the Easter Bunny for lunch and pictures! Have fun socializing with your friends while you create fun spring crafts and enjoy story time with our furry friend! AGE: 3-6 | COST: $10 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 54143, W, 4/12, 9:30AM-11:00AM

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SPECIAL EVENTS UNDER THE SEA EASTER ADVENTURE Egg Hunters will collect as many eggs as possible in the time allowed. Please be aware of the age group selected when registering. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign in. Swim attire is required. Children 6 years and under must be accompanied by a parent in the water. Mesh bags provided for each hunter to collect eggs. Have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny before or after the hunt. Treats are given to all participants. Pre-registration is required by April 13. AGE: 1-12 | COST: $10 LOCATION: DRN AGE: 1-6 53832, SA, 4/15, 10:00AM 53833, SA, 4/15, 10:15AM 53834, SA, 4/15, 10:30AM AGE: 7-8 53835, SA, 4/15, 10:45AM 53836, SA, 4/15, 11:00AM AGE: 9-10 53837, SA, 4/15, 11:15AM AGE: 11-12 53838, SA, 4/15, 11:30AM

EASTER OPEN SKATE Come join the ACIR for Easter Open Skate. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Allen Community Outreach and receive free skate rental. There will be activities and an opportunity to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. AGE: All Ages | COST: $5 entry/$3 skate rental LOCATION: ACIR SU, 4/16, 1:00PM-3:00PM

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; spaces are 17’x10’ and vendors must provide their own tables and chairs. Browsing is free to the public. AGE: 17+ | COST: $20 one space/$35 two spaces/$50 three spaces LOCATION: Parking Lot/JFRC 54032, SA, 4/22, 7:00AM-12:00PM

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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 Travis Cunniff, Recreation Services Manager at 214.509.4700.


Young Children Activities

Parent & Me

TINY TOTS GYM Children will have fun socializing with others in a gym full of age-appropriate, safe play equipment and bounce house! Parents must be in attendance during playtime. The Tiny Tots program runs during the Allen ISD school calendar year.

CITIES, BUSY PLACES & FRIENDLY FACES Your child’s imagination will transport them to a Kindermusik city where ordinary sounds and sights on the street make a musical ensemble. A $65 supply fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Prorated fees available. (Kindermusik Instructors)

AGE: 6 mo.-6 | COST: Free Member/ $3 Non-Member LOCATION: Gym/JFRC T, 1/03-5/23, 9:30AM-11:00AM

SPRING BREAK MULTI-SPORT CAMP This camp is full of games, skills, drills and scrimmages in soccer, basketball, t-ball and flag football helping young athletes have fun with team building and sportsmanship. Participants will be split into age groups. (Skyhawks Instructors) AGE: 4-12 | COST: $103 LOCATION: Amphitheater/JFRC 54006, M-F, 3/06-3/10, 9:00AM-12:00PM

AGE: 3.5-5 | COST: $163 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 53946, M, 1/30-4/24, 9:30AM-10:15AM

FIDDLE DEE DEE Meet many animal characters in our songs, books, and activities – each specifically chosen for your toddler’s emerging interests and physical skills. A $65 supply fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Prorated fees available. (Kindermusik Instructors) AGE: 18 months-3.5 | COST: $163 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 53949, M, 1/30-4/24, 10:30AM-11:15AM

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YOUNG CHILDREN HICKORY DICKORY, TICKLE & BOUNCE Bring more rhythm and routine to your baby’s day. Learn how and why music can help your little one build strong body and mind network for learning. A $65 supply fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Prorated fees available. (Kindermusik Instructors) AGE: Newborn-17 mo. | COST: $163 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 53951, M, 1/30-4/24, 11:30AM-12:15PM

Performing Arts BEGINNER VIOLIN GROUP Learn how to hold the violin bow, clap rhythms and sing melodies to early Suzuki book one pieces. No violin needed; only a violin bow. For more information, contact Lea Marshall at LeaMarshall1@ gmail.com. (Marshall) AGE: 4+ | COST: $128 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 54520, F, 1/20-5/05, 5:00PM-5:45PM (8+ CLASSES PER SEMESTER)

BUILDING BALLERINAS Young students will dance their first steps in Ballet to a compilation of music from classical to contemporary while imagining the world of fairies and forest friends. Emphasis is on fun while learning correct positions and basic steps. (Ensemble Dance Productions Instructor) AGE: 3-5 | COST: $55 LOCATION: Racquetball Court 1/JFRC 53913, TH, 1/05-1/26, 2:30PM-3:30PM 53914, TH, 2/02-2/23, 2:30PM-3:30PM 53915, TH, 3/02-3/30, 2:30PM-3:30PM 53916, TH, 4/06-4/27, 2:30PM-3:30PM

DANCING STARS BALLET Heels together, turned out toes, that’s how first position goes! Class is designed to teach ballet technique, posture, and stage presence; everything you would learn at a studio without studio pricing! The last class will be a recital show. (Velasquez) AGE: 3-6 | COST: $165 LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/JFRC 54113, W, 1/18-4/12, 5:15PM-6:00PM

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MUSIC EXPLORERS Sing, dance to the violin and play Simon Says on a giant music staff on the floor. Build a foundation for musical understanding & successful instrumental lessons. Students must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Questions: LeaMarshall1@gmail.com. (Marshall) AGE: 2-13 | COST: $128 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 53874, F, 1/20-5/05, 5:45PM-6:30PM (8+ CLASSES PER SEMESTER)

TWINKLE TOES BALLET, JAZZ & TAP Students will learn the basics of ballet, jazz & tap. They will gain skills of posture, form, balance, rhythm and discipline. Two recitals per year, which are optional. Free tutu after 3 consecutive months. A onetime $18 fee due first class. (Jones) AGE: 2-5 | COST: $40 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 54053, T, 1/10-1/31, 11:00AM-11:30AM 54054, T, 2/07-2/28, 11:00AM-11:30AM 54055, T, 3/14-3/28, 11:00AM-11:30AM* 54056, T, 4/11-4/25, 11:00AM-11:30AM* (*PRORATED FOR 3 WEEKS)

VIOLIN I, II & III Open by audition only, this class will focus on ensemble skills for the Suzuki Violin student. Students must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Questions: LeaMarshall1@gmail.com or text 972.998.7566. (Marshall) AGE: 2-10 | COST: $128 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 53875, F, 1/06-5/19, 6:30PM-8:45PM


YOUNG CHILDREN SMALL FRY BASKETBALL Join us for 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. (Brenham) AGE: 4-6 | COST: $63 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 53942, SU, 1/08-1/29, 1:30PM-2:30PM 53943, SU, 2/05-2/26, 1:30PM-2:30PM 53944, SU, 3/05-3/26, 1:30PM-2:30PM 53945, SU, 4/02-4/30, 1:30PM-2:30PM

Sports ALL STAR CHEER, GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING Learn the basic techniques for cheerleading, gymnastics and tumbling that encourage balance, coordination, and fun! A one-time fee of $18 is due the first class. Students in class for 3 consecutive months get pom-poms and a t-shirt. (Jones) AGE: 2-5 | COST: $40 LOCATION: JFRC 54045, W, 1/04-1/25, 11:00AM-11:30AM 54046, W, 2/01-2/22, 11:00AM-11:30AM 54047, W, 3/01-3/22, 11:00AM-11:30AM 54048, W, 4/12-4/26, 11:00AM-11:30AM* (*PRORATED FOR 3 WEEKS)

MINI-HAWK Experience the first step into athletics through games and activities to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination and skill development. This camp teaches the essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer in a safe and structured environment. (Skyhawks Instructors)

SOCCER SPARKS Soccer Sparks Skills classes are designed to spark the passion for the game in young players and teach them sound principles and techniques of soccer such as dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. (Parvanov)

AGE: 2-5 | COST: $68 LOCATION: Ball Field/JFRC (2-3 years) 53907, SA, 1/21-2/25, 10:00AM-10:30AM 53908, SA, 3/18-4/22, 10:00AM-10:30AM (4-5 years) 53909, SA, 1/21-2/25, 10:30AM-11:15AM 53910, SA, 3/18-4/22, 10:30AM-11:15AM

TENNIS - QUICK START 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: 5-7 | COST: $54 LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park 54560, SA, 2/04-2/25, 9:00AM-10:00AM 54561, SA, 3/18-4/08, 9:00AM-10:00AM 54562, SA, 4/29-5/20, 9:00AM-10:00AM

AGE: 4-7 | COST: $42 LOCATION: Hillside Amphitheater/JFRC 53996, T, 4/04-4/25, 6:00PM-7:00PM

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Youth Activities ELEMENTARY PAPER SCULPTURE This class will explore origami and students will work on projects such as paper masks, paper weaving, etc. Each class will focus on new project and all supplies are included. (C. Boughton) AGE: 6-10 | COST: $75 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 54620, T, 2/07-3/07, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54621, T, 3/21-4/11, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54622, T, 4/18-5/09, 6:00PM-7:30PM

NIGHT HIKE Enjoy some time off the beaten path while experiencing outdoor life at night. On this hike, participants will learn about nocturnal animals and how senses change with fading light. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by a registered adult. AGE: 4+ | COST: $5 LOCATION: Offsite 54133, SA, 3/18, 8:00PM-9:30PM 54134, SA, 4/08, 8:00PM-9:30PM

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POKEMON PARTY Join our team of Pokemon fans as we play group games that challenge your motor skills. We will be making a Pokemon figurine to take home in each session. Pizza is included. (Brainopolis Staff) AGE: 5-13 | COST: $20 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 54464, F, 2/10, 6:00PM-8:00PM 54465, F, 4/07, 6:00PM-8:00PM

POKEMON STEAM If you like Pokemon you will enjoy this class, as we will create wooden figurines of Pokemon characters and learn the science related to their skills. You will create a different take-home character in each class. New projects each session. (Brainopolis Staff) AGE: 6-11 | COST: $93 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 54462, SA, 1/28-3/11, 11:00AM-12:00PM 54463, SA, 4/01-5/13, 11:00AM-12:00PM


YOUTH POKEMON PROGRAMMING Time to help Pikachu out of a maze, Charmander find a ride to a Pokestop and other challenges you can program yourself. No previous programming skills are required. Each session will include new challenges and a finished project. (Brainopolis Staff) AGE: 7-13 | COST: $93 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 54466, SA, 1/28-3/11, 10:00AM-11:00AM 54467, SA, 4/01-5/13, 10:00AM-11:00AM

SATURDAY NIGHT REC N ROLL Students in 3rd-6th grade enjoy music, dodgeball, gym games, theme nights, prizes and more! Supervision provided and concessions available. A SNRNR membership (one-time, annual $5 fee) is required. For more information, call 214.509.4750. AGE: 8-13 | COST: $8 pre-registered/$10 at the door LOCATION: JFRC 53953, SA, 1/14, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53954, SA, 1/28, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53955, SA, 2/11, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53956, SA, 2/25, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53957, SA, 3/11, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53958, SA, 3/25, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53959, SA, 4/08, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53960, SA, 4/22, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53961, SA, 5/06, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53962, SA, 5/20, 7:00PM-11:00PM

SATURDAY NIGHT REC N ROLL PARTY PACK The ‘Party Pack’ includes entry and $5 worth of concessions for $4 (a 20% savings). A SNRNR membership (onetime, annual $5 fee) is required. For more information, call 214.509.4750. AGE: 8-13 | COST: $12 pre-registered/ $14 at the door LOCATION: JFRC 53964, SA, 1/14, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53965, SA, 1/28, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53966, SA, 2/11, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53967, SA, 2/25, 7:00PM-11:00PM 45738, SA, 3/11, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53969, SA, 3/25, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53970, SA, 4/08, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53971, SA, 4/22, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53972, SA, 5/06, 7:00PM-11:00PM 53973, SA, 5/20, 7:00PM-11:00PM

VISITOR CENTER LOCK IN This fun-filled night is not to be missed! From video game tournament to dodgeball and movies, activities run all night long! Concessions will be available and meals will be provided. AGE: 8-19 | COST: $20 Member/ $25 Non-Member LOCATION: Great Room/TE 54472, F, 3/10, 11:00PM-7:00AM

Arts & Crafts ACRYLIC PAINTING Your young artist will create a beautiful acrylic painting while learning about different brush strokes and perspectives, color mixing and more! Instruction and art supplies are included in the registration fee. (Elkins) AGE: 6-13 | COST: $35 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 54511, SA, 1/14, 1:30PM-3:00PM 54512, SA, 2/11, 1:30PM-3:00PM 54513, SA, 3/18, 1:30PM-3:00PM 54514, SA, 4/29, 1:30PM-3:00PM

ELEMENTARY PAPER SCULPTURE This class will explore origami and students will work on projects such as paper masks, paper weaving, etc. Each class will focus on new project and all supplies are included. (C. Boughton) AGE: 6-10 | COST: $75 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 54620, T, 2/07-3/07, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54621, T, 3/21-4/11, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54622, T, 4/18-5/09, 6:00PM-7:30PM

YOUNG REMBRANDTS: ELEMENTARY DRAWING / CARTOONING The Young Rembrandts elementary program provides the tools this age -group 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: 5-16 | COST: $65 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 54457, M, 2/06-3/06, 6:00PM-7:00PM 54458, M, 3/20-4/17, 6:00PM-7:00PM

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YOUTH YOUNG REMBRANDTS: PRESCHOOL DRAWING This pre-school program will use subjects such as animals and toys, as well as their favorite learning tools, pictures and stories, to enhance social and conflict resolution skills while improving listening, fine-motor skills and time-on-task. (Young Rembrandts Staff) AGE: 5-8 | COST: $65 LOCATION: Computer Room/TE 54454, M, 2/06-3/06 5:00PM-5:45PM 54455, M, 3/20-4/17, 5:00PM-5:45PM

Education ELEMENTARY ENGINEERING W/ LEGO Students will gain a fundamental understanding of STEM concepts as they build working models to investigate the principles of simple machines, mechanisms, and structures and experiment with forces and friction, measure distance and much more! (B3 Instructor) AGE: 8-12 | COST: $120 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 53877, 1/20-3/10, 5:30PM-6:30PM

CHESS ACADEMY Chess is often called the game of life as it harnesses one’s concentration while improving reading, writing and math skills. Learn and enjoy this classic game. (Olfet) AGE: 5-13 | COST: $75 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 53879, W, 3/08-3/29, 7:30PM-8:30PM

CONQUER CURSIVE WRITING A Certified Texas teacher will help participants master the art of cursive hand writing in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Come and learn this dying art. (Clemmer) AGE: 7-13 | COST: $28 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 54033, TH, 3/09, 9:00AM-12:00PM

HUNTER EDUCATION TRAINING COURSE The State of Texas requires every hunter born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, to successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Must bring SS# and DL (if driving age) to the first class. DO NOT BRING GUNS TO CLASS. Class fee includes text book. (Shaw) AGE: 9+ | COST: $25 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 54039, SA, 3/25, 8:30AM-5:30PM

MULTIPLICATION MAGIC This class targets students wanting to master the art of multiplication. Have fun with hands-on math while developing math skills and discovering its relevance in today’s world. (Clemmer) AGE: 7-13 | COST: $28 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 54036, F, 3/10, 9:00AM-12:00PM

SCOOTER CLINICS BY CUSTOM SCOOTERS The Custom Scooters team will cover equipment maintenance, safety, park etiquette and tricks. Students learn park tricks and flat ground tricks that can be practiced at home. Team Riders will demonstrate tricks and help students as they practice. (Custom Scooters Team) AGE: 5-30 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Skate Park/TE 54468, M, 3/13-4/03, 6:30PM-7:30PM 54469, M, 4/10-5/01, 6:30PM-7:30PM

VALENTINES HAPPY HEARTS TREAT FEAST Nothing says I love you more than coming to our Valentine’s Happy Hearts Treat Feast where young chefs create different holiday pastries, chocolates, fruits and indulgences. A $12 supply fee is due to the instructor. (Horwitz) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $19 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 54523, SA, 2/04, 4:00PM-5:45PM

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YOUTH WEDO ROBOTICS Class will be introduced to building and programming Robots with LEGO WeDo Robotics. Projects include four fun themes; Amazing Mechanisms, Wild Animals, Play Soccer, Adventure Stories. There will be building challenges at the end of each class. (B3 Instructor) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $150 LOCATION: Lakeside Clubhouse/JFRC 53880, 1/20-3/10, 6:30PM-7:30PM

Fitness CROSSFIT KIDS Build a foundation to make health and fitness a way of life by creatively incorporating cardiovascular and respiratory endurance. Flexibility, coordination, agility and balance are taught with attention to form. Participants are grouped by age. (CrossFit Staff) AGE: 5-18 | COST: $98 LOCATION: CrossFit/Offsite 54043, T/TH, 1/03-2/23, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54044, T/TH, 2/28-4/20, 5:00PM-6:00PM

 

Performing Arts BALLET I Designed for children with little or no dance training, this Ballet class will study the fundamental elements of the technique using a modern approach. Students will learn basic positions and combinations with an emphasis on musicality and placement. (Ensemble Dance Productions Instructor) AGE: 6-9 | COST: $55 LOCATION: Racquetball Court 1/JFRC 53925, TH, 1/05-1/26, 3:30PM-4:30PM 53926, TH, 2/02-2/23, 3:30PM-4:30PM 53927, TH, 3/02-3/30, 3:30PM-4:30PM 53928, TH, 4/06-4/27, 3:30PM-4:30PM

BEGINNER VIOLIN GROUP Learn how to hold the violin bow, clap rhythms and sing melodies to early Suzuki book one pieces. No violin needed; only a violin bow. For more information, contact Lea Marshall at LeaMarshall1@ gmail.com. (Marshall) AGE: 4+ | COST: $128 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 54520, F, 1/20-5/05, 5:00PM-5:45PM (8+ CLASSES PER SEMESTER)

MUSIC EXPLORERS Sing, dance to the violin and play Simon Says on a giant music staff on the floor. Build a foundation for musical understanding & successful instrumental lessons. Students must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Questions: LeaMarshall1@gmail.com. (Marshall) AGE: 2-13 | COST: $128 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 53874, F, 1/20-5/05, 5:45PM-6:30PM (8+ CLASSES PER SEMESTER)

TWINKLE TOES YOUTH DANCE COMBO Students will learn body movements with different variations of styles. Develop poise, balance, terminology and technique. Two recitals per year, which are optional. Free tutu after 3 consecutive months. A one-time $18 fee due first class. (Jones) AGE: 5-17 | COST: $45 LOCATION: Amenity Building/JFRC (5-11 years) 54057, TH, 1/05-1/26, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54058, TH, 2/02-2/23, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54059, TH, 3/02-3/23, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54060, TH, 4/13-4/27, 5:00PM-6:00PM* (12-17 years) 54541, TH, 1/05-1/26, 6:00PM-7:00PM 54542, TH, 2/02-2/23, 6:00PM-7:00PM 54543, TH, 3/02-3/23, 6:00PM-7:00PM 54544, TH, 4/13-4/27, 6:00PM-7:00PM* (*PRORATED FOR 3 WEEKS)

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YOUTH VIOLIN I, II & III Open by audition only, this class will focus on ensemble skills for the Suzuki Violin student. Students must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Questions: LeaMarshall1@gmail.com or text 972.998.7566. (Marshall) AGE: 2-10 | COST: $128 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 53875, F, 1/06-5/19, 6:30PM-8:45PM

Sports ALL STAR CHEER, GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING Learn the basic techniques for cheerleading, gymnastics and tumbling that encourage balance, coordination, and fun! A one-time fee of $18 is due the first class. Students in class for 3 consecutive months get pom-poms and a t-shirt. (Jones) AGE: 6-17 | COST: $50 LOCATION: JFRC 54049, TH, 1/05-1/26, 7:15PM-8:15PM 54050, TH, 2/02-2/23, 7:15PM-8:15PM 54051, TH, 3/02-3/23, 7:15PM-8:15PM 54052, TH, 4/13-4/27, 7:15PM-8:15PM* (*PRORATED FOR 3 WEEKS)

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. (Torres)

AGE: 5-13 | COST: $43-$63 LOCATION: Hillside Amphitheater/JFRC (5-7 years, $43) 54503, SA, 1/07-1/28, 10:30AM-11:30AM 54504, SA, 2/04-2/25, 10:30AM-11:30AM 54505, SA, 3/04-3/25, 10:30AM-11:30AM 54506, SA, 4/01-4/22, 10:30AM-11:30AM (8-13 years, $63) 54507, SA, 1/07-1/28, 11:45AM-12:45PM 54508, SA, 2/04-2/25, 11:45AM-12:45PM 54509, SA, 3/04-3/25, 11:45AM-12:45PM 54510, SA, 4/01-4/22, 11:45AM-12:45PM

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FENCING Learn the art and sport of Olympic style fencing - great for athletes and thinkers alike. All ages, families and fitness levels welcome. A $20 equipment fee is due the first day of class. For more information, call 817.946.1720. (Khamis) AGE: 6+ | COST: $68 LOCATION: North Texas Fencing Alliance 53975, F, 1/06-1/27, 7:15PM-8:15PM 53976, F, 2/03-2/24, 7:15PM-8:15PM 53977, F, 3/03-3/24, 7:15PM-8:15PM 53978, F, 4/07-4/28, 7:15PM-8:15PM

MARTIAL ARTS – ISMA This fun & challenging martial arts program teaches self-esteem, confidence and physical conditioning through discipline, realistic self-defense techniques and structure. $48 fee is due at the first class for the uniform, mouthpiece & AAU membership. (Bales) AGE: 5-12 | COST: $58 LOCATION: Meeting A+B/JFRC (NEW STUDENTS – YELLOW STRIPE BELT) 53889, M/TH, 1/09-1/30, 4:30PM-5:30PM 53883, M/TH, 2/02-2/27, 4:30PM-5:30PM 53887, M/TH, 3/02-3/30, 4:30PM-5:30PM 53886, M/TH, 4/03-4/27, 4:30PM-5:30PM (APPROVED ISMA YELLOW STRIPE BELTS AND HIGHER) 53890, M/TH, 1/09-1/30, 5:30PM-6:30PM 53884, M/TH, 2/02-2/27, 5:30PM-6:30PM 53888, M/TH, 3/02-3/30, 5:30PM-6:30PM 53885, M/TH, 4/03-4/27, 5:30PM-6:30PM

MULTI-SPORT Soccer, basketball, t-ball and flag football are each tailored to your child’s age and skill level while teaching life lessons such as respect and teamwork. Participants will learn the rules and skills of each sport through games and scrimmages. (Skyhawks Instructors) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $42 LOCATION: Hillside Amphitheater/JFRC 54004, T, 4/04-4/25, 7:00PM-8:00PM


YOUTH TENNIS - YOUTH DRILL & PLAY Players will work on stroke development and start league play with this course. Students play matches and work on the mechanics of tennis based on individual needs. Participants should be able to rally balls with forehands and backhands. (Schkade/Waters)

SOCCER SPARKS Soccer Sparks Skills classes are designed to spark the passion for the game in young players and teach them sound principles and techniques of soccer such as dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. (Parvanov) AGE: 6-9 | COST: $68 53911, SA, 1/21-2/25, 11:15AM-12:00PM 53912, SA, 3/18-4/22, 11:15AM-12:00PM

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. (Brenham) AGE: 7-14 | COST: $63 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 53938, 1/08-1/29, 1:30PM-3:00PM 53939, 2/05-2/26, 1:30PM-3:00PM 53940, 3/05-3/26, 1:30PM-3:00PM 53941, 4/02-4/30, 1:30PM-3:00PM

TENNIS - QUICK START 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: $54 LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park 54564, SA, 2/04-2/25, 10:00AM-11:00AM 54565, M, 2/06-2/27, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54566, W, 2/08-3/01, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54567, M, 3/13-4/03, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54568, W, 3/15-4/05, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54569, SA, 3/18-4/08, 10:00AM-11:00AM 54570, M, 4/24-5/15, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54571, W, 4/26-5/17, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54572, SA, 4/29-5/20, 10:00AM-11:00AM

AGE: 9-13 | COST: $64 LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park 54576, SA, 2/04-2/25, 11:00AM-12:30PM 54577, M, 2/06-2/27, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54578, W, 2/08-3/01, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54579, M, 3/13-4/03, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54580, W, 3/15-4/05, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54581, SA, 3/18-4/08, 11:00AM-12:30PM 54582, M, 4/24-5/15, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54583, W, 4/26-5/17, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54584, SA, 4/29-5/20, 11:00AM-12:30PM

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Registration Dates

All class and program registration begins at 8 a.m. online and at Joe Farmer Recreation Center or Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

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Teens & Adults Activities

Education

NIGHT HIKE Enjoy some time off the beaten path while experiencing outdoor life at night. On this hike, participants will learn about nocturnal animals and how senses change with fading light. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by a registered adult.

ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR MINORS Approved by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, this program educates on laws relating to possession, consumption and purchase of alcoholic beverages, minors driving under the influence and the effects of alcohol. (Hughes)

AGE: 4+ | COST: $5 LOCATION: Offsite 54133, SA, 3/18, 8:00PM-9:30PM 54134, SA, 4/08, 8:00PM-9:30PM

SCOOTER CLINICS BY CUSTOM SCOOTERS The Custom Scooters team will cover equipment maintenance, safety, park etiquette and tricks. Students learn park tricks and flat ground tricks that can be practiced at home. Team Riders will demonstrate tricks and help students as they practice. (Custom Scooters Team) AGE: 5-30 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Skate Park/TE 54468, M, 3/13-4/03, 6:30PM-7:30PM 54469, M, 4/10-5/01, 6:30PM-7:30PM

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AGE: 12-21 | COST: $50 LOCATION: Amenity Building/JFRC 54554, SA/SU, 2/04-2/05, 12:30PM-3:30PM 54555, SA/SU, 4/01-4/03, 12:30PM-3:30PM

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 Member/ $65 Non-Member LOCATION: Conference Room/DRN 54428, SA, 1/28, 9:00AM-3:00PM 54429, SA, 4/22, 9:00AM-3:00PM


T E E N S & A D U LT S AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CLASS This online blended learning class satisfies the requirement for American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. The online portion must be completed before the first class. Participants receive a certification upon successful completion through email. Pre-requisite: Students are required to pass a pretest which consists of a 300 meter swim, retrieval of a brick in 7-10ft of water, and two minutes of treading water. AGE: 15+ | COST: $205 Member/ $225 Non-Member LOCATION: COMPETITION POOL/DRN 54433, F-SU, 2/3-2/5, (2/3: 5:00PM9:00PM) (2/4-2/5: 8:00AM-8:00PM) 54434, SA- M, 3/4-3/6 9:00AM-5:00PM 54435, F- SU, 3/17-3/19, (3/17: 5:00PM9:00PM) (3/18-3/19: 8:00AM-8:00PM) 54436, F- SU, 4/7-4/9, (4/7: 5:00PM9:00PM) (4/8-4/9: 8:00AM-8:00PM) 54437, F- SU, 4/28-4/30, (4/28: 5:00PM9:00PM) (4/29-4/30: 8:00AM-8:00PM)

CHILDCARE AND BABYSITTING EDUCATION Build confidence and self-esteem by learning the necessary skills to care for infants and children on a daily basis and in emergency situations. For more information, visit corecprsolutions.com. (Cross) AGE: 11-15 | COST: $68 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 54001, T, 3/07, 9:00AM-1:00PM 54002, SA, 4/15, 10:00AM-2:00PM

DWI EDUCATION This 12-hour class meets all Texas court mandated requirements regarding first offense ‘Driving While Intoxicated’ convictions. Certificate of completion is issued upon successful completion of course. (Hughes) AGE: 16+ | COST: $60 LOCATION: Amenity Building/JFRC 54556, F-SU, 3/17-3/19, 6:00PM-10:00PM (F) /8:30AM-12:30PM (SA & SU)

HUNTER EDUCATION TRAINING COURSE The State of Texas requires every hunter born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, to successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Must bring SS# and DL (if driving age) to the first class. DO NOT BRING GUNS TO CLASS. Class fee includes text book. (Shaw) AGE: 9+ | COST: $25 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 54039, SA, 3/25, 8:30AM-5:30PM

SCOOTER CLINICS BY CUSTOM SCOOTERS The Custom Scooters team will cover equipment maintenance, safety, park etiquette and tricks. Students learn park tricks and flat ground tricks that can be practiced at home. Team Riders will demonstrate tricks and help students as they practice. (Custom Scooters Team) AGE: 5-30 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Skate Park/TE 54468, M, 3/13-4/03, 6:30PM-7:30PM 54469, M, 4/10-5/01, 6:30PM-7:30PM

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION/THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR Course trains how to teach the Swimming and Water Safety program, showing how to use course materials, conduct training and evaluate progress. Certification awarded by email upon successful completion. Pre-requisite: Ability to swim front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke and side stroke 25 yards each; butterfly 15 yards; float for 1 minute; tread water for 1 minute AGE: 16+ | COST: $205 Member/ $225 Non-Member LOCATION: Conference Room/DRN 54438, F-SU, 2/17-2/19, SA-SU, 2/252/26, (2/17: 5:00PM-9:00PM) (2/18-2/19: 9:00AM-5:00PM)(2/25-2/26: 9:00AM5:00PM) 54439, F-SU, 3/24-3/26, SA-SU, 4/1-4/2, (3/24: 5:00PM-9:00PM) (3/25-3/26: 9:00AM-5:00PM)(4/1-4/2: 9:00AM5:00PM 

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T E E N S & A D U LT S

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 Member/$51 Non-Member LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M/W/F, 10:15AM-11:15AM

BODY SCULPT A high energy, fully packed 60 minute workout that will work your upper and lower body using weights, resistance bands, steps and floor exercises. (Carter) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Member/$51 Non-Member LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M, 6:00PM-6:50PM

CARDIO-DRUMBA – JFRC With a combination of aerobic step, music and keeping tempo, cardio fitness is achieved and stress is relieved. This class uses rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience. For info call, call 214.509.4753. (Scott) AGE: 16+ | COST: $23 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 53983, W, 1/04-1/25, 6:30AM-7:15AM 53984, W, 2/01-2/22, 6:30AM-7:15AM 53985, W, 3/01-3/22, 6:30AM-7:15AM 53986, W, 4/05-4/26, 6:30AM-7:15AM

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

CROSSFIT KIDS Build a foundation to make health and fitness a way of life by creatively incorporating cardiovascular and respiratory endurance. Flexibility, coordination, agility and balance are taught with attention to form. Participants are grouped by age. (CrossFit Staff) AGE: 4-18 | COST: $98 LOCATION: CrossFit 54043, T/TH, 1/03-2/23, 5:00PM-6:00PM 54044, T/TH, 2/28-4/20, 5:00PM-6:00PM

DRUMBA EXPRESS This class uses rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience. With a combination of aerobic step, music and keeping tempo, cardio fitness is achieved and stress is relieved. (Scott) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Member/$51 Non-Member LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN TH, 5:00PM-5:35PM

FITLINXX FitLinxx is an easy-to-read, touch screen display that tracks your daily workout. A computerized system attached directly to our fitness equipment will add an extraordinarily “intelligent” dimension to your workout experience. (Fitness Specialist) AGE: 16+ | COST: Free to Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium members LOCATION: DRN

LEAN & STRONG Use free weights and body weight to develop long, lean muscles. Exercises are easy to learn and can be adjusted to your ability level. This is a friendly, fun environment and perfect for anyone that is new to fitness. (Napper) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Member/$51 Non-Member LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN F, 6:00AM-7:00AM

ONE-ON-ONE PERSONAL TRAINING Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium offers personal training with a nationally certified professional fitness trainer. With professional instruction and accountability you can lose weight the right way. (Napper) AGE: 14+ | COST: $65 - session/ $585-10 sessions/$975-20 sessions LOCATION: DRN

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T E E N S & A D U LT S PERSONAL TRAINING – JFRC Get advice on current training regimens, the basics of cardiovascular training and get a customized exercise program. Call 214.509.4753 for information on individual, partner and group sessions. Time and days are arranged with trainer and client. AGE: 16+ | COST: $45 per hour/per individual LOCATION: Fitness Room/JFRC

PILATES Our Pilates mat classes will help you develop long, lean muscles, improved flexibility, and increased muscular strength. Participants will benefit from core and stability training with enhanced breathing techniques. (Hough) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Member/$51 Non-Member LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M/W, 11:15AM-12:00PM

PILATES – JFRC Learn the importance of core stabilization, gain core strength, flexibility and muscle tone. This ‘gentle on the body yet challenging workout’ will work your entire body and help develop a long, lean look. Open to all fitness levels. (Rupp)

AGE: 16+ | COST: $23 once a week (Tue only)/ $38 twice a week LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 53979, T/TH, 1/03-1/26, 5:25PM-6:25PM 53980, T/TH, 1/31-2/23, 5:25PM-6:25PM 53981, T/TH, 2/28-3/30, 5:25PM-6:25PM 53982, T/TH, 4/04-4/20, 5:25PM-6:25PM* (*PRORATED FOR 3 WEEKS)

RODEN-BARRE This total body workout combines yoga, pilates, and ballet techniques that focus on conditioning and toning using light weights and props. (Pai) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Member/$51 Non-Member LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN T, 10:15AM-11:15AM

SMALL GROUP TRAINING Take the camaraderie of group training, add the individualized attention of personal training and you’ve got Small Group Training. A certified professional trainer will blend the benefits of working out with a group. (Napper) AGE: 16+ | COST: $140-$160/month LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN 50644, M/W, 1/04-1/27, 6:10AM-7:00AM 50643, T/TH, 1/05-1/28, 6:30PM-7:30PM 50645, M/W, 2/01-2/29, 6:10AM-7:00AM 50646, T/TH, 2/02-2/25, 6:30PM-7:30PM 50648, T/TH, 3/01-3/31, 6:30PM-7:30PM 50647, M/W, 3/02-3/30, 6:10AM-7:00AM 50649, M/W, 4/04-4/27, 6:10AM-7:00AM 50650, T/TH, 4/05-4/28, 6:30PM-7:30PM

T’AI CHI: INTRODUCTION T’ai Chi (‘Moving Meditation’) helps quiet chatter of the mind while its unique slow movements help to reduce pain and strengthen organs and muscles while increasing energy and vitality. For more info, email: info@taichiplayers.com. (Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: $39 LOCATION: Lakeside Club House/JFRC 53998, M, 2/01-2/22, 6:30PM-7:30PM 53999, M, 3/01-3/22, 6:30PM-7:30PM 54000, M, 3/29-4/19, 6:30PM-7:30PM

T’AI CHI: 64-MOVE FORM, PART 1 Class will teach the first five parts of the 64-Move Tai Chi Form, Lu-Yang style.. Class is open to those who completed Intro to Tai Chi class or have previous Tai Chi experience. For more info, email info@taichiplayers.com. (Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: $39 LOCATION: Lakeside Club House/JFRC 54007, M, 1/09-1/30, 7:00PM-8:00PM 54008, M, 2/06-2/27, 7:00PM-8:00PM 54009, M, 3/06-3/27, 7:00PM-8:00PM 54010, M, 4/03-4/17, 7:00PM-8:00PM* (*PRORATED FOR 3 WEEKS)

Aerobic Punch Card Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium offers Aerobic Punch Cards that allow you to participate in 12 water or land aerobics classes of your choice at whatever times you chose and they never expire! Membership is not required. AGE: 16+ | COST: $39 MEMBERS ($3.25/CLASS)/$51 NON-MEMBERS ($4.25/CLASS)

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T E E N S & A D U LT S T’AI CHI: 64-MOVE FORM, PART 2 This class is for those wanting to enhance their 64-Move, Lu-Yang style Tai Chi Form. Class is open to those who have already completed the 64-Move Form class or have previous Tai Chi experience. For more info, email: info@taichiplayers.com. (Booth) AGE: 16+ | COST: $39 LOCATION: Lakeside Club House/JFRC 54013, W, 1/04-1/25, 7:40PM-8:40PM 54014, W, 2/01-2/22, 7:40PM-8:40PM 54015, W, 3/01-3/22, 7:40PM-8:40PM 54016, W, 3/29-4/19, 7:40PM-8:40PM

TGIF YOGA This hatha yoga class is the perfect way to start your weekend practicing slow-flow poses of moderate intensity. Expect to build muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and concentration. (Freis) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Member/$51 Non-Member LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN F, 12:15PM-1:15PM

TOTAL BODY STRENGTH TRAINING Utilize weighted bars, dumbbells, resistance tubing and other tools for sculpting your body in this group weight lifting class. Learn how to safely execute proper form and thus achieve results. All fitness levels, both men and women, welcome. (Rupp) AGE: 16+ | COST: $20 Member/ $25 Non-Member LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 53988, W, 1/04-1/25, 6:00PM-7:00PM 53989, W, 2/01-2/22, 6:00PM-7:00PM 53990, W, 3/01-3/22, 6:00PM-7:00PM 53991, W, 4/05-4/19, 6:00PM-7:00PM* (*PRORATED FOR 3 WEEKS)

WEIGHT ROOM ORIENTATION – JFRC Get an orientation of the JFRC fitness room while learning about proper weight lifting techniques and correct usage of weight room equipment. Call JFRC at 214.509.4753 for dates and times. (Patterson) AGE: 14+ | COST: Free

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

YOGA FOR EVERY BODY Tap into your inner joy by achieving poses and breath work that create flexibility and relaxation designed to suit your needs. Modifications and gentle adjustments are offered, making this class accessible to all. (Yu) AGE: 18+ | COST: $28 Member/ $33 Non-Member LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 53992, T, 1/03-1/31, 6:30PM-7:30PM* 53993, T, 2/07-2/28, 6:30PM-7:30PM 53994, T, 3/07-3/28, 6:30PM-7:30PM 53995, T, 4/04-4/25, 6:30PM-7:30PM (*5 WEEKS; HIGHER PRICE)

YOGA FOR LIFE 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. (Carter)

AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Member/$51 Non-Member 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/Scott) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Member/$51 Non-Member LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M, 12:15PM-1:15PM T, 5:30PM-6:15PM F, 11:15AM-12:00PM SA, 11:15AM-12:00PM

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1,185 67 62.3 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

Parks & facilities

Miles of hike and bike trails

Master Plan: All residents will be

within one-half mile of a park

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The City’s park system is classified into four main park types depending on size and use: NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

COMMUNITY PARKS

SPECIAL USE PARKS

Approximately five to ten acres with a service area radius of one-half mile (includes pocket and wellness parks)

Approximately 40 to 150 acres with a service area radius of two miles

A broad range of parks and recreation facilities that focus on one or two specific recreational uses; typically sports fields

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Linear parks that are typically developed around a natural resource such as a creek, river or utility easement


T E E N S & A D U LT S

Performing Arts MODERN SQUARE DANCING Grab a partner and come out to this modern square dancing class! You will learn all the basics of square dancing and get fit doing it. Square up! (Covington) AGE: 17+ | COST: $60 LOCATION: Recreation Hall/Offsite 54540, M, 1/09-5/08, 7:00PM-9:00PM

SIMPLY DANCE BALLROOM Dancing isn’t just about the steps and music; it’s a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. In this class, you will learn the basics of four major ballroom dances. This is a couples only dance class. (Glenn) AGE: 16+ | COST: $95 per person LOCATION: Recreation Hall/Offsite 54539, T, 1/10-2/28, 7:30PM-8:30PM 54623, T, 3/14-5/02, 7:30PM-8:30PM

Sports FENCING Learn the art and sport of Olympic style fencing - great for athletes and thinkers alike. All ages, families and fitness levels welcome. A $20 equipment fee is due the first day of class. For more information, call 817.946.1720. (Khamis) AGE: 6+ | COST: $68 LOCATION: North Texas Fencing Alliance 53975, F, 1/06-1/27, 7:15PM-8:15PM 53976, F, 2/03-2/24, 7:15PM-8:15PM 53977, F, 3/03-3/24, 7:15PM-8:15PM 53978, F, 4/07-4/28, 7:15PM-8:15PM

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

MARTIAL ARTS – ISMA Focus on street applicable defense against single to multiple attackers. Self-defense, strikes, weaponry, reflexes and more. Progress is through belt/sash ranks. $48 youth/$60 adult fee is due at first class for uniform, mouthpiece & AAU membership. (Bales)

AGE: 13+ | COST: $58 LOCATION: Meeting Room A+B/JFRC 53898, M/TH, 1/09-1/30, 6:30PM-7:30PM 53899, M/TH, 2/02-2/27, 6:30PM-7:30PM 53900, M/TH, 3/02-3/30, 6:30PM-7:30PM 53901, M/TH, 4/03-4/27, 6:30PM-7:30PM

PICKLEBALL – JFRC Come play one of the fastest growing sports in North America. This sport is a mixture of tennis and badminton and can be played by all ages. Come stop by to try this sport out Limited equipment is available for check-out at JFRC. AGE: 14+ | COST: FREE for members LOCATION: Gym/JFRC M/W, 9:00AM-11:00AM

TENNIS - YOUTH DRILL & PLAY Players will work on stroke development and start league play with this course. Students play matches and work on the mechanics of tennis based on individual needs. Participants should be able to rally balls with forehands and backhands. (Schkade/Waters) AGE: 9-13 | COST: $64 LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park 54576, SA, 2/04-2/25, 11:00AM-12:30PM 54577, M, 2/06-2/27, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54578, W, 2/08-3/01, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54579, M, 3/13-4/03, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54580, W, 3/15-4/05, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54581, SA, 3/18-4/08, 11:00AM-12:30PM 54582, M, 4/24-5/15, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54583, W, 4/26-5/17, 6:00PM-7:30PM 54584, SA, 4/29-5/20, 11:00AM-12:30PM

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: $60 LOCATION: Tennis Courts/Ford Park 54588, M, 2/06-2/27, 7:30PM-8:45PM 54589, M, 3/13-4/03, 7:30PM-8:45PM 54590, M, 4/24-5/15, 7:30PM-8:45PM

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VOLUNTEER TODAY!

C.A.R.E.

City of Allen Financial Assistance Program

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the Allen Parks and Recreation Department.

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.

We are currently seeking highly energetic and dedicated individuals to serve in a wide range of volunteer roles. Whether looking to assist at events or help answer phones at a recreation center, the Allen Parks and Recreation Department has an opportunity for you.

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.

Contact LifeInAllen@cityofallen.org or 214.509.4700 for more information.

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Request an application packet by contacting Travis Cunniff, Recreation Services Manager at 214.509.4700.


Seniors Arts & Crafts

Dance

MINDFUL COLORING AND MEDITATIVE DRAWING SOCIAL CLASS This creative class will be fun, lighthearted, and encouraging for those who want coloring and drawing time together. New to drawing? Cher will bring samples for you to try. Already drawing? Bring your supplies and coloring books. (Kaufmann)

OPEN LINE DANCE Join this monthly evening of line dance for all dance levels. No lessons will be given during this time. This is a chance for participants to use what they have learned in the beginner and intermediate classes. (Donaldson)

AGE: 50+ | COST: $15 LOCATION: Craft Room/ASRC 54068, W, 1/11, 10:30AM-12:00PM 54067, W, 2/08, 10:30AM-12:00PM 54066, W, 3/08, 10:30AM-12:00PM 54065, W, 4/12, 10:30AM-12:00PM

AGE: 50+ | COST: $3 Member/ $6 Non-Member LOCATION: Multi-Purpose ABC/ASRC 54073, T, 1/03, 5:25-7:55PM 54074, T, 2/07, 5:25-7:55PM 54075, T, 3/07, 5:25-7:55PM 54076, F, 4/04, 5:25-7:55PM

YES, YOU CAN PAINT! Never held a paint brush? You’ll be amazed at the beautiful oil painting you can complete in one fun lesson! Learn basics of color mixing, brushstrokes, while completing a professional looking oil painting. Bring paper towels and wear old clothes. (Elkins, a Robert Garden certified instructor) AGE: 50+ | COST: $42 LOCATION: Craft Room/ASRC 54061, F, 1/06, 9:30AM-12:00PM 54062, F, 2/10, 9:30AM-12:00PM 54063, F, 3/10, 9:30AM-12:00PM 54064, F, 4/21, 9:30AM-12:00PM

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SENIORS

Education AARP DRIVER SAFETY Nation’s largest refresher course for drivers 50 years +. Learn defensive driving techniques and strategies to keep you safe on the roads and reduce your and car insurance costs. Fee is payable to instructor by cash or check on the day of class. COST: $15 AARP Members/$20 Non-Members LOCATION: Classroom A & B/ASRC 54078, M, 1/16, 12:30PM-5:00PM 54079, M, 3/20, 12:30PM-5:00PM

MEMORY CAFÉ Meet similar individuals with memory loss and their caregivers in this safe and engaging environment. The Memory Cafe encourages friendship and acceptance as you laugh, learn, and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey. COST: Free LOCATION: Classroom B/ASRC 54080, M, 1/09, 10:15AM-12:00PM 54081, M, 2/13, 10:15AM-12:00PM 54082, M, 3/13, 10:15AM-12:00PM 54083, M, 4/10, 10:15AM-12:00PM

SILVERSNEAKERS®: CARDIO Get up and go with an aerobics class that’s safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. The workout includes easyto-follow low-impact movement and upper-body strength, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle. (Dickerson) COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Members/ $51 Non-members/Free to SilverSneakers® Members LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN TH, 8:00AM-8:45AM

SILVERSNEAKERS®: CIRCUIT Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power. Upper-body strength work is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises. (Dickerson) COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Members/$51 Non-members/Free to SilverSneakers® Members LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN T, 8:00AM-8:45AM

SILVERSNEAKERS®: CLASSIC Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers® ball are offered for resistance. (Graham/Hoefler)

COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Members/ $51 Non-members/Free to Silver Sneakers® Members LOCATION: Aerobic Room/DRN M/W/F, 9:00AM-10:00AM

Fitness MOVING REALLY MATTERS A low-to-moderate intensity water class improving strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. This class will benefit those experiencing arthritis, chronic joint/muscle pain, autoimmune diseases, injury recovery/rehab, or other physical challenges. (Phillips)

COST: Free to DRN, ASRC and SilverSneakers® Members or $3 Drop-In Fee LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN T/TH, 11:30AM-12:30PM

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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 SilverSneakers® kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used. (Tonn/Hoefler) COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Members/ $51 Non-members/Free to SilverSneakers® Members LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN M/W/F, 10:15AM-11:00AM


SENIORS CARDIO DRUMBA Gain an increased awareness of your body, coordination and kinesthetic development through this exciting drumming class. Drumming is its own playful reward, people know what they are doing is achievable and they feel relaxed, involved and focused. (Scott) AGE: 50+ | COST: $16/$20 LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room B/ASRC 54069, T, 1/03-1/31, 10:30AM-11:15AM 54070, T, 2/07-2/28, 10:30AM-11:15AM 54071, T, 3/07-3/28, 10:30AM-11:15AM 54072, T, 4/04-4/25, 10:30AM-11:15AM

CHAIR VOLLEYBALL More fun than you can possibly stand while seated! Chair volleyball is great for upper body, muscle tone, reflexes, coordination, but more importantly camaraderie. The game is played with a beach ball and a 5 ½ foot net. Remember cheeks in chairs! (Bergesen) AGE: 50+ | COST: Free LOCATION: Multi-Purpose A/ASRC WEDNESDAYS 11:00AM-12:00PM FRIDAYS 9:00AM-11:00AM 54088, W/F, 1/04-1/27 54089, W/F, 2/01-2/24 54090, W/F, 3/01-3/31 54091, W/F, 4/05-4/28

PILATES This class is a mind body exercise which will promote good posture, increase flexibility, improve balance, build core strength, and help in creating lean strong muscles without adding bulk. (Pai)

AGE: 50+ | COST: Punch Card $63/12 punches LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room B/ASRC 54092, M/TH, 1/05-2/06, 10:15AM-11:00AM 54093, M/TH, 2/02-2/27, 10:15AM-11:00AM 54094, M/TH, 3/02-3/30, 10:15AM-11:00AM 54095, M/TH, 3/06-3/30, 10:15AM-11:00AM

POLE WALKING Let’s take a pole - Who wants to try Nordic walking?! Pole walking is a form of exercise in which you walk with a specifically designed pole in order to engage a greater number of muscles than simply walking. You will experience a full body workout! (Hinkle) AGE: 50+ | COST: $10 LOCATION: ASRC LOBBY/ALLEN WALKING TRAILS (BORROWING POLES) 54096, T, 1/03-1/31, 9:30AM-11:00AM 54097, T, 2/07-2/28, 9:30AM-11:00AM 54098, T, 3/07-3/28, 9:30AM-11:00AM 54099, T, 4/04-4/25, 9:30AM-11:00AM (BRINGING POLES) 54100, T, 1/03-1/31, 9:30AM-11:00AM 54101, T, 2/07-2/28, 9:30AM-11:00AM 54102, T, 3/07-3/28, 9:30AM-11:00AM 54103, T, 4/04-4/25, 9:30AM-11:00AM

SILVERSNEAKERS®: CLASSIC Increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance with this high-energy circuit workout. Use hand held weights, elastic tubing and a ball to increase upper-body strength. The multi-level, equipment-based workout is alternated with non-impact aerobics. (Toon)

COST: Free for SilverSneakers® Members/$16.25/5 classes for Non-SilverSneakers® Members LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room A/ASRC 54105, T, 1/03-1/31, 9:00AM-9:45AM 54106, TH, 1/05-1/26, 1:30PM-2:15PM 54108, TH, 2/02-2/23, 1:30PM-2:15PM 54107, T, 2/07-2/28, 9:00AM-9:45AM 54110, TH, 3/02-3/30, 1:30PM-2:15PM 54109, T, 3/07-3/28, 9:00AM-9:45AM 54111, T, 4/04-4/25, 9:00AM-9:45AM 54112, TH, 4/06-4/27, 1:30PM-2:15PM

ASRC Punch Cards Allen Senior Recreation Center offers Punch Cards that allow you to participate in 12 Pilates, Yoga or Zumba classes at whatever times you chose and they never expire! Must purchase at the front desk and give to instructor before each class you attend. Cards are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Lost cards will not be replaced.

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SENIORS STRENGTH-CORE-BALANCE Restore balance, develop core strength and build lean muscle through a progressive method and full body workout with balance postures, chairs, mats, hand weights, resistance bands and stability balls. Bring a yoga mat. All levels will benefit. (Stallo) AGE: 50+ | COST: $31/$38 LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room B/ASRC 54135, T, 1/03-1/31, 10:00AM-10:45AM 54136, F, 1/06-1/27, 9:00AM- 9:45AM 54138, F, 2/03-2/24, 9:00AM- 9:45AM 54137, T, 2/07-2/28, 10:00AM-10:45AM 54140, F, 3/03-3/31, 9:00AM- 9:45AM 54139, T, 3/07-3/28, 10:00AM-10:45AM 54141, T, 4/04-4/25, 10:00AM-10:45AM 54142, F, 4/07-4/28, 9:00AM- 9:45AM

STRENGTH-CORE-BALANCE-PLUS! More focus on stomach, back, chest, and hip exercises. Restore balance, develop core strength and build lean muscle through a full body workout with balance postures, chairs, mats, hand weights, resistance bands and stability balls. Bring a yoga mat. (Stallo) AGE: 50+ | COST: $35/$43 LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room B/ASRC 54272, TH, 1/05-1/26, 9:00AM-10:00AM 54273, TH, 2/02-2/23, 9:00AM-10:00AM 54274, TH, 3/02-3/30, 9:00AM-10:00AM 54275, TH, 4/06-4/27, 9:00AM-10:00AM

YOGA Practice slow-flow yoga through a calm and peaceful state of moving meditation. Flow yoga links breaths with movement while increasing wellness. All levels are welcome and modifications are shown to meet different abilities. Bring a yoga mat. (Pai) COST: Punch Card $75/12 Punches LOCATION: Classroom AB/ASRC M/W/F, 9:00AM-10:00AM

ZUMBA Let’s Party...Zumba Style! ZUMBA is a dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music. No dance experience is required and men and women of all fitness levels can benefit from this exciting and effective workout. (Labbe) COST: Punch Card $36/12 Punches LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room B/ASRC W, 10:00AM-10:45AM F, 11:00AM-11:45AM

Trips ASRC AND COLLETTE PRESENT SPOTLIGHT ON TUSCANY NOVEMBER 7-15, 2017 Book before March 3rd and save $100! The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to vineyards, charming medieval towns and enchanting cities steeped in history. Discover them for yourself on this relaxing journey to the Italian countryside. Join us for a detailed presentation with Collette. PRESENTATION OF TUSCANY: 54479, W, 1/11/17, 10-11:30AM

54478, T-W, 11/07/17-11/15/17, $3399/ DOUBLE, $3799/SINGLE, FINAL PAYMENT, TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017

CANYONS, COWBOYS & HEROES Palo Duro Canyon, the 2nd largest in the country, is one of our nation’s most magnificent natural attractions. This tour features Texas the Musical, Panhandle-Plains Museum, Kwahadi Indian dinner & dance, Route 66, Cadillac Ranch, and more! COST: $550 Double, $725 Single LOCATION: ASRC 54476, T-F, 6/06-6/09, 9 AM DEPARTURE TIME, $550/DOUBLE $725/SINGLE 54477, PRE-TRIP MEETING, 5/18, 10:30AM11:30AM, FREE

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A Q U AT I C S

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 Member/$65 Non-Member LOCATION: Conference Room/DRN 54428, SA, 1/28, 9:00AM-3:00PM 54429, SA, 4/22, 9:00AM-3:00PM

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CLASS This online blended learning class satisfies the requirement for American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. The online portion must be completed before the first class. Participants receive a certification upon successful completion through email. Pre-requisite: Students are required to pass a pretest which consists of a 300 meter swim, retrieval of a brick in 7-10ft of water, and two minutes of treading water. AGE: 15+ | COST: $205 Member/ $225 Non-Member LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 54433, F-SU, 2/03-2/05, (2/03: 5:00PM9:00PM) (2/04-2/05: 8:00AM-8:00PM) 54434, SA-M, 3/04-3/06 8:00AM-5:00PM 54435, F-SU, 3/17-3/19, (3/17: 5:00PM9:00PM) (3/18-3/19: 8:00AM-8:00PM) 54436, F-SU, 4/07-4/09, (4/07: 5:00PM9:00PM) (4/08-4/09: 8:00AM-8:00PM) 54437, F-SU, 4/28-4/30, (4/28: 5:00PM9:00PM) (4/29-4/30: 8:00AM-8:00PM)

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WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION/THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR Course trains how to teach the Swimming and Water Safety program, showing how to use course materials, conduct training and evaluate progress. Certification awarded by email upon successful completion. Pre-requisite: Ability to swim front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke and side stroke 25 yards each; butterfly 15 yards; float for 1 minute; tread water for 1 minute AGE: 16+ | COST: $205 Member/ $225 Non-Member LOCATION: Conference Room/DRN 54438, F-SU, 2/17-2/19, SA-SU, 2/252/26, (2/17: 5:00PM-9:00PM) (2/18-2/19: 9:00AM-5:00PM)(2/25-2/26: 9:00AM5:00PM) 54439, F-SU, 3/24-3/26, SA-SU, 4/1-4/2, (3/24: 5:00PM-9:00PM) (3/25-3/26: 9:00AM-5:00PM)(4/1-4/2: 9:00AM5:00PM


A Q U AT I C S

Learn to Swim YOUTH SWIM LESSONS

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 similar in skill and stroke quality. MINNOWS: 3-5 YEARS SHARKS: 6-12 YEARS COST: (8 classes) $60 Member/ $75 Non-Member (4 classes) $30 Member/ $40 Non-Member LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN

See chart on pages 48-49 for schedule. 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. Class is once a week on Saturdays only. AGE: 6 months-4 | COST: (4 classes) $30 Members/$40 Non-members LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN 54151, SA, 1/07-1/28, 8:00AM-8:30AM 54152, SA, 1/07-1/28, 8:35AM-9:05AM 54153, SA, 2/04-2/25, 8:00AM-8:30AM 54154, SA, 2/04-2/25, 8:35AM-9:05AM 54155, SA, 4/01-4/29, 8:00AM-8:30AM 54156, SA, 4/01-4/29, 8:35AM-9:05AM

ADULT AQUATICS Improvement of aquatic comfort level is mastered through small group focus on personal achievements. All skill levels are welcome. AGE: 13+ | COST: (4 classes) $45 Member/ $55 Non-Member LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN 54171, SA, 1/07-1/28, 12:00PM-12:45PM 54172, SA, 2/04-2/25, 12:00PM-12:45PM 54173, SA, 4/01-4/29, 12:00PM-12:45PM

Special Aqua GROUP ADAPTED AQUATICS Swimming instruction for participants with special needs; Class instruction will include basic water skills to increase water adjustment. An adult is required to assist with the participant in the water. Call 214.509.4770 to learn more. COST: $60 Members (8 classes)/ $75 Non-members $30 Members (4 classes)/ $40 Non-members LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN 54159, T/TH, 1/03-1/26, 6:45PM 54162, T/TH, 1/31-2/23, 6:45PM 54165, T/TH, 2/28-3/30, 6:45PM 54168, T/TH, 4/04-4/27, 6:45PM 54160, SA, 1/07-1/28, 9:35AM 54163, SA, 2/04-2/25, 9:35AM 54169, SA, 4/01-4/29, 9:35AM 54161, SA, 1/07-1/28, 10:45AM 54164, SA, 2/04-2/25, 10:45AM 54170, SA, 4/01-4/29, 10:45AM

DIVING FOR BEGINNERS With a participant to instructor ratio of 6:1, divers learn skills such as take-off, hurdle, jump, forward and back dives. Pre-requisite: Student must be able to demonstrate safe head first entry from poolside in water 12 feet deep, swim to surface and swim unassisted to wall or ladder. AGE: 6-16 | COST: (4 classes) $30 Members/ $40 Non-Members LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 54147, SA, 1/07-1/28, 12:00PM-12:45PM 54148, SA, 2/04-2/25, 12:00PM-12:45PM 54149, SA, 4/01-4/29, 12:00PM-12:45PM

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SESSION 1

SESSION 2

T/TH: Jan. 3 - 26 SA: Jan. 7 - 28

Learn to Swim AGE: 3-5

MINNOWS

T/TH: Jan. 31 - Feb. 23 SA: Feb. 4 - 25 (3 week pro-rated)

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T/TH: Jan. 3 - 26 SA: Jan. 7 - 28

Learn to Swim AGE: 6-12

SHARKS

T/TH: Jan. 31 - Feb. 23 SA: Feb. 4 - 25 (3 week pro-rated)

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SESSION 3

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T/TH: Feb. 28 - Mar. 30 No March Saturday Classes

T/TH: Apr. 4 - 27 SA: Apr. 1 – 29

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Course description and pricing on page 45.

SESSION 3

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T/TH: Feb. 28 - Mar. 30 No March Saturday Classes

T/TH: Apr. 4 - 27 SA: Apr. 1 – 29

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Competitive Stroke Clinic This program prepares swimmers for competitive swim team environments. A free skills assessment (times available at DRN) must be completed before registering. Swimmers new to stroke clinic are preferred to register on Monday/Wednesday. BEGINNER Swimmers will work on developing proper freestyle and backstroke technique through a variety of drills. Breaststroke and butterfly are introduced. Pre-requisite: 25 yard free style; 25 yard backstroke; 25 yard breaststroke; 25 yard butterfly

INTERMEDIATE Swimmers will continue to master freestyle and breast stroke technique and will also incorporate back stroke and butterfly. Pre-requisite: 50 yard choice warmup; 50 yard free style; 50 yard backstroke; 50 yard breast stroke; 50 yard butterfly AGE: 6-16 | COST: (8 classes) $45 Members/ $55 Non-members (8 classes) | (4 classes) $22.50 Members/$27.50 Non-members LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN SEE CHART BELOW FOR SCHEDULE.

ADVANCED This level is for those who have mastered all the competitive strokes and need practice to continue building speed and endurance. All four competitive strokes will be practiced through a variety of drills, focusing on preparation for competitive swim team. Pre-requisite: 100 yard choice warmup; 100 yard free style; 100 yard backstroke; 100 yard breast stroke;100 yard butterfly AGE: 6-16 | COST: (8 classes) $55 Members/ $65 Non-members | (4 classes) $27.50 Members/$32.50 Non-members LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN SEE CHART BELOW FOR SCHEDULE.

AGE: 6-16 | COST: (8 classes) $35 Members/ $45 Non-members | (4 classes) $17.50 Members/$22.5 Non-members LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN SEE CHART BELOW FOR SCHEDULE.

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

M-TH: Jan. 2 - Jan. 26 SA: Jan. 7 - 28

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INTERMEDIATE

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A Q U AT I C S 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/Tonn/Hough) COMPETITIVE STROKE CLINIC BOOT CAMP The Boot Camp will help swimmers gain a thorough understanding of competitive swimming, Topics covered include: Importance of proper technique, proper diet and exercise, and how to effectively train to be faster. AGE: 6-16 | COST: $60 Members/$75 Non-members LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN 54440, M-W, 3/6-3/8, 8:00AM-12:00PM

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

SESSION 3

M-TH: Feb. 27 - Mar. 30 No MARCH Saturday Classes

AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Members/$51 Non-members LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN M/W/F, 12:15PM-1:00PM

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

SESSION 4

M-TH: Apr. 3 - Apr. 27 SA: Apr. 1 – 29

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Aerobic Punch Card Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium offers Aerobic Punch Cards that allow you to participate in 12 water or land aerobics classes of your choice at whatever times you chose and they never expire! Membership is not required. AGE: 16+ | COST: $39 Members ($3.25/ class)/$51 Non-Members ($4.25/class)

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 REALLY MATTERS A low-to-moderate intensity water class improving strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. If you are experiencing arthritis, chronic joint/muscle pain, autoimmune diseases, or injury recovery/rehab this class will benefit you. (Phillips)

COST: Free to DRN, ASRC and SilverSneakers® Members or $3 Drop-in Fee LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN T/TH, 11:30AM-12:30PM

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

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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/Coleman) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Members/$51 Non-Members LOCATION: Lazy River/DRN TUE, 8:15AM-9:15AM T/TH, 6:30PM-7:30PM

SHALLOW WATER WORKS Come in and try jogging, lunges, frog hops, jumping jacks, and cowboy kicks in moving water. The class is geared for the young at heart! (Stinnett/Hoefler) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Members/$51 Non-Members LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN M/W/F, 8:15AM-9:00AM

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. (Tonn) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Members/$51 Non-Members LOCATION: Leisure Pool/DRN SA, 9:00AM-9:55AM

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. (Tonn) AGE: 16+ | COST: Aerobic Punch Card $39 Members/$51 Non-Members LOCATION: Competition Pool/DRN SA, 10:00AM-11:00AM


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A Q U AT I C S

Ice Rink Hockey

Skating

INTRO TO ICE HOCKEY Introductory hockey skating class designed to teach skills such as c-cuts, 2 foot jumps, tight turns, swizzles and snowplow stops. 30 minute class which includes skate rental and additional open skating passes. Gloves and helmet recommended. Prerequisite: Pre-Alpha.

ADULT SKATE Have fun and experience skating with other adult enthusiasts. This session is open to all adult skaters every Friday for recreational practice. Skate rental is included. Please check monthly schedule for any possible changes.

AGE: 5+ | COST: $88/8 weeks LOCATION: ACIR WINTER: 8 WEEKS T, 1/10-2/28, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 1/12-3/02, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 1/14-3/04, 10:00AM-10:30AM SPRING: 8 WEEKS T, 3/14-5/02, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 3/16-5/04, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 3/18-5/06, 10:00AM-10:30AM

AGE: 18+ | COST: $5 LOCATION: ACIR F, 1/13-6/02, 12:15PM-1:15PM

HOMESCHOOL OPEN SKATE Have fun and experience a new life-long interest. Open skate is open to home school students every Friday. Skate Rental is included. Please check monthly schedule for any possible changes. AGE: 5-18 | COST: $5 LOCATION: ACIR F, 1/13-6/02, 1:15PM-2:45PM

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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: $88/8 weeks

Tot I (3-4 years) WINTER: 8 WEEKS T, 1/10-2/28, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 1/12-3/02, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 1/14-3/04, 10:00AM-10:30AM SA, 1/14-3/04, 10:30AM-11:00AM SPRING: 8 WEEKS T, 3/14-5/02, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 3/16-5/04, 5:45PM-6:15PM SA, 3/18-5/06, 10:00AM-10:30AM SA, 3/18-5/06, 10:30AM-11:00AM

5-7 years WINTER: 8 WEEKS TUE, 1/10-2/28, 5:45PM-6:15PM TUE, 1/10-2/28, 6:45PM-7:15PM THU, 1/12-3/02, 5:45PM -6:15PM THU, 1/12-3/02, 6:45PM-7:15PM SAT, 1/14-3/04, 10:00AM-10:30AM SAT, 1/14-3/04, 11:00AM-11:30AM SPRING: 8 WEEKS TUE, 3/14-5/02, 5:45PM-6:15PM TUE, 3/14-5/02, 6:45PM-7:15PM THU, 3/16-5/04, 5:45PM-6:15PM THU, 3/16-5/04, 6:45PM-7:15PM SAT, 3/18-5/06, 10:00AM-10:30AM SAT, 3/18-5/06, 11:00AM-11:30AM

8-14 years WINTER: 8 WEEKS T, 1/10-2/28, 5:45PM-6:15PM T, 1/10-2/28, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 1/12-3/02, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 1/12-3/02, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 1/14-3/04, 10:00AM-10:30AM SA, 1/14-3/04, 11:00AM-11:30AM SPRING: 8 WEEKS T, 3/14-5/02, 5:45PM-6:15PM T, 3/14-5/02, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 3/16-5/04, 5:45PM-6:15PM TH, 3/16-5/04, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 3/18-5/06, 10:00AM-10:30AM SA, 3/18-5/06, 11:00AM-11:30AM

15 years-Adult WINTER: 8 WEEKS T, 1/10-2/28, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 1/12-3/02, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 1/14-3/04, 11:00AM-11:30AM SPRING: 8 WEEKS T, 3/14-5/02, 6:45PM-7:15PM TH, 3/16-5/04, 6:45PM-7:15PM SA, 3/18-5/06, 11:00AM-11:30AM

HOMESCHOOL INTRODUCTION TO SKATING CLASS

AGE: 14+ | COST: $44 (4 weeks)/ LOCATION: ACIR WINTER 1: F, 1/13-2/03, 1:15PM-1:45PM WINTER 2: F, 2/10-3/03, 1:15PM-1:45PM SPRING 1: F, 3/17-4/07, 1:15PM-1:45PM SPRING 2: F, 4/14-5/05, 1:15PM-1:45PM SUMMER 1: F, 5/12-6/02, 1:15PM-1:45PM

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Camps DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Get introduced to the art of photography. Learn aspects of digital photography including composition, lighting, lenses and editing. Express creativity by taking great photos for social media and life. A $10 supply fee due the first day of class. (RARE Learning Instructors) AGE: 9-15 | COST: $148 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 54349, M-F, 3/06-3/10, 9:00AM-12:00PM

FILM MAKING – THE ART AND SCIENCE Learn digital video filming, editing and production techniques. Gain on-air confidence, writing and editing while producing a short film. RARE Learning will provide all equipment. A $10 supply fee is due on the first day of class. (RARE Learning Instructors) AGE: 9-15 | COST: $149 LOCATION: Meeting Room B/JFRC 54494, M-F, 3/06-3/10, 12:30PM-3:30PM

HORSEBACK RIDING CAMP – SPRING BREAK Enjoy a fun filled week with riding time on well-trained horses. Learn how to groom, tack up, safely handle and ride horses. Campers will be grouped by beginner (no experience necessary), intermediate or experienced. Bring a sack lunch and a helmet. (Woodhaven Stables/Offsite) AGE: 6-13 | COST: $303 53934, M-F, 3/06-3/10, 8:00AM-5:00PM 53935, M-F, 3/13-3/17, 8:00AM-5:00PM

SPRING BREAK ART CAMP Children will learn real fine art techniques and creative thinking, not crafts, expressing their artistic vision using 5 different mediums; heavy/light acrylics, watercolor, charcoal and oil pastels. $60 supply fee due to instructor at first class. (Robert Garden Certified Instructors) AGE: 5-13 | COST: $60 LOCATION: Lakeside Club House/JFRC 54519, M-TH, 3/06-3/09, 9:00AM-11:45AM

Looking for enjoyable, safe and economical space to host an event? Check out the Rentals section on pages 64-67! 56 A L L E N P A R K S . O R G


CAMPS

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 Travis Cunniff, Recreation Services Manager at 214.509.4700.

SPRING BREAK COOKING CAMP Learn about all kinds of food that celebrate the spring! Your young chef will learn cooking techniques, ingredients and flavor combinations as well as healthy eating habits. A $25 supply fee is due to the instructor the first day of class. (Horwitz) AGE: 7-12 | COST: $119 LOCATION: Meeting Room A/JFRC 54521, M-F, 3/06-3/10, 1:00PM-4:00PM

SPRING BREAK DAY CAMP Campers indulge in one week of fun with a variety of indoor/outdoor activities, arts and crafts and a field trip throughout the week. They will need to bring a lunch each day and at minimum, must be in Kindergarten and may not exceed the 6th grade. AGE: 5-12 | COST: $95 members / $110 non-members LOCATION: Amenity Building/JFRC 54453, M-F, 3/06-3/10, 7:30AM-5:30PM

SPRING BREAK MULTI-SPORT CAMP This camp is full of games, skills, drills and scrimmages in soccer, basketball, t-ball and flag football helping young athletes have fun with team building and sportsmanship. Participants will be split into age groups. (Skyhawks Instructors) AGE: 4-12 | COST: $103 LOCATION: Amphitheater/JFRC 54006, M-F, 3/06-3/10, 9:00AM-12:00PM

SPRING BREAK VOLLEYBALL CAMP Develop fundamental skills of passing, setting, hitting and serving through drills and daily scrimmages. Designed for beginner to intermediate players, this camp teaches teamwork and sportsmanship. Participants will be split into age groups. (Skyhawks Instructors) AGE: 8-14 | COST: $103 LOCATION: Gym/JFRC 54011, M-F, 3/06-3/10, 9:00AM-12:00PM

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SURVIVAL CAMP The Zombie Apocalypse is coming! Let us teach you how to build shelters, create fires with minimal tools, fish using found items, archery skills, and so much more! The undead won’t stand a chance. (JFRC Staff) AGE: 9-13 | COST: $100 LOCATION: Amenity Pavilion/JFRC 53936, M-F, 3/06-3/10, 9:00AM-1:00PM

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Adult Athletics When it comes to playing team sports, why should kids have all the fun? The Allen Parks and Recreation athletics division is committed to offering competitive sports leagues for adults year-round. Leagues provide an exciting way to stay active and offer the chance to build new relationships in the community.

Athletics Supervisor: Joey Ramos

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Registration Dates SPRING (INDOOR)

S P R I N G L AT E (INDOOR)

SPRING (OUTDOOR)

S P R I N G L AT E (OUTDOOR)

SUMMER

S U M M E R L AT E

Jan. 3–23 Jan. 3–Feb. 6 Apr. 3–May 8

Jan. 24-30 Feb. 7-13

May 9–15

AT H L E T I C S W E B S I T E

teamsideline.com/allen AT H L E T I C S I N F O H O T L I N E

214.509.4810

AT H L E T I C S F I E L D H O T L I N E

214.509.4809

Registration packets, league schedules, standings and free agent information can be found on the website.


Adult Sport Leagues S TA RT DAT E

CO S T

L AT E CO S T

FOR M AT

$345

$370

8 Game Season + Playoffs

$325

$350

10 Game Season + Playoffs

$225

$250

8 Game Season + Playoffs

$350

$375

8 Game Season + Playoffs

$425

$450

8 Game Season + Single Elimination Tournament

$515

$540

8 Game Season + Playoffs

$20/ Player

X

12 Game Season + Playoffs

$235

$260

8 Game Season + Single Elimination Tournament

S P R IN G

ME N ’S & CO - REC S O F T BAL L

2/27

S U MME R

5/30

S P R IN G

CO-REC K ICK BAL L

3/03

S U MME R

6/02

S P R IN G

MEN ’S 5- O N - 5 FLAG FO OT BAL L

ME N ’S & CO - REC 8- ON - 8 F L AG FO OT BAL L

2/27

S U MME R

6/05

S P R IN G

2/27

S U MME R

5/30

S P R IN G

ME N ’S & CO - REC BAS K E T BAL L

M E N ’S , WOM E N ’S & CO-REC S O CCE R

2/14

S U MME R

5/30

S P R IN G

2/27

S P R IN G

CO-REC ULT IM AT E F RIS BE E

WOM E N ’S & CO - REC VO L L E YBAL L

3/02

S U MME R

6/01

S P R IN G

2/13

S U MME R

5/30

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Be Allen’s Best Ambassador! Know someone planning a meeting, convention or event? Send them our way!

Whether you’re looking for a small, intimate space, a large arena or something in-between, we’ve got the perfect place for you to host your next meeting or convention. Contact Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information. 214.509.4669.

visitAllenTexas.com


Golf JUNIOR GOLF DEVELOPMENT The Junior Development Program is a year-round golf education program that teaches and develops the necessary skills to play golf at a competitive level. The program is designed to create a love of the game by developing athlete’s first and specific golf skills second. There are six (6) stages the Junior Golfer will progress through, including Fundamental Movement Skills and Fundamental Golf Skills. This is a year-round program, and you can join at any time during the year. (David Sherman & Staff) AGE: 6-14 | COST: $145/month LOCATION: TCWC TO REGISTER CALL 972.510.7072 OR DSHERMANPGA@ME.COM

OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED BY JDPGOLF: • Drive, Chip, & Putt Clinics • Advanced Clinics • After School Program • Summer Clinics (Camps) • Golfercise

Book your tee time at WattersCreekGolf.com!

FootGolf

SOCCER AND GOLF! FootGolf is perfect for families, teams, corporate outings and a group of friends at lunch or happy hour! This new sport is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups.

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GOLF

The Plane Truth Golf

At Plane Truth Golf, we don’t take golf improvement ligh qualifications with years of experience and strive to mak program has produced tour winners, Olympic medalists

The junior program at The Courses Watters Creek has be many winners of local junior events. Our junior players c AJGA events. FUTURES TEAM: LEVELS 1-3 (BOYS & GIRLS) The Futures Team is designed for young athletes interested in starting the game of golf. Practices are a mixture of golf skill development, contests and challenges, rules and etiquette lessons, and of course fun. 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. BOYS TEAM: LEVELS 4-6 The Boys 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. 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.

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ELITE TEAM: LEVELS 7-9 The Elite Team is designed for accomplished players who are dedicated to taking their games to the highest level possible. Members of this team are striving to play collegiate golf. This program includes TrackMan combines, development of detailed practice plans, individual instruction and oncourse coaching.


GOLF

htly. All of our coaches have world leading ke every student a better player. Our world class and Fed-Ex Cup Champions.

een running for 4 years and has already produced compete in US Kids Golf, NTPGA, Texas Junior Tour &

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 fullswing will all be covered. The goal of every session is to have fun and learn a new skill. $25 PER SESSION OR $150 FOR 8 SESSIONS

Contact 906.298.1458 or joebrown@planetruthgolf.com

Adult Weekly Clinics GAIN MORE FROM YOUR PRACTICE Learn to practice better to help make the transfer of skill acquisition from the driving range to the golf course more seamless. $35

SHORT GAME CLINIC Learn how hit every shot around the green—chipping, pitching, bunker play, low spinning wedges and soft landing lob shots. Add them all to your arsenal. $35

DROP IN CLINIC Primarily aimed at those people who are looking to hit the ball better while learning with likeminded students. $35

Contact 469.999.1191 or andytraynor@planetruthgolf.com

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R E N TA L S

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 Houses

Please keep in mind: • None of the pavilions have patron accessible electricity. • There is a $50 deposit for each rental. • No tobacco products, firearms or alcoholic beverages are allowed on premises. • 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. The City of Allen has a list of preapproved vendors for bounce house rentals. These vendors have insurance policies on file with the Allen Parks and Recreation Department.

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R E N TA L S

Available Facilities ADDRESS

RESIDENT

NONRESIDENT

R E S TROOMS

1201 E. Bethany

$40/hour

$80/hour

YES

BETHANY LAKES

745 S. Allen Heights

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

BETHANY RIDGE

1218 E. Bethany

$15/hour

$30/hour

NO

BRADFORD CROSSING

1405 Bradford Trace

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

B R I D G E W AT E R CROSSING

1919 Deer Creek

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

701 Angel 701 Angel

$40/hour $40/hour

$80/hour $80/hour

YES YES

622 Rainforest 904 Comanche

$15/hour $40/hour

$30/hour $80/hour

NO

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

QUAIL RUN

920 Pelican

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

1900 Country Brook

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

1540 Edelweiss

$25/hour

$50/hour

NO

SUN CREEK

601 Alma

$15/hour

$30/hour

NO

LOST CREEK THE BLUFFS

1608 Allen Heights

$15/hour

$30/hour

NO

W AT E R S CROSSING

Belaire at Newport

$15/hour

$30/hour

NO

PAV I L I O N AMENITIES @ JFRC

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

S TA C Y R I D G E STORY

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R E N TA L S

Facility Rentals Allen Community Ice Rink

Host a memorable birthday party 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

Allen Senior Recreation Center

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

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

Allen Senior Recreation Center’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 L S

Rental packages range from $20-$325/hour. Contact individual facilities for details! Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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, billiards and foosball provide a variety of opportunities. Tiny Tots equipment is also available so little ones can enjoy a bounce house!

The Courses at Watters Creek

Have your special occasion, corporate meeting, club gathering or reunion at The Courses at Watters Creek, and we'll ensure it's a success! A beautifully furnished banquet facility and fullservice professional catering staff will pamper you with casual to formal dining packages. For a fun party experience, get a group together and play FootGolf. MORE INFORMATION: 214.509.4653

MORE INFORMATION: 214.509.4750

Lakeside Clubhouse

Plan your next small gathering at Lakeside Clubhouse! Lakeside Clubhouse is a climate controlled indoor facility with a beautiful balcony, overlooking one of the lakes in Bethany Lakes Park. There's even a fireplace for the cold days! Holding up to 40 people, the rental includes 40 chairs and eight, six-foot rectangle tables. MORE INFORMATION: 214.509.4700

The Edge

There’s no better place to host an extreme birthday party or social gathering than The Edge Visitor Center. The 1,600-foot lobby has billiards and foosball, tables and seating and televisions. The skate park, 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 E G I S T R AT I O N W I N T E R /S P R I N G 2 0 1 7

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

Registration Methods

RESIDENT

NONRESIDENT

Dec. 6

Dec. 8

WA L K- U P

Walk-in registration accepted during regular facility hours.

FA X - I N

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Account PIN and Login ID

ONLINE

To obtain this information, call 214.509.4750 or 214.509.4770.

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

PAYMENTS ACCEPTED: Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card A $1 convenience fee will be added to each online transaction and are non-refundable.

A completed registration form that includes your credit card information can be faxed to 214.509.4759 or 214.509.4789.

AllenParks.org

M A I L- I N

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. Find registration forms online at AllenParks.org

MAIL TO: Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium ATTN: Class Registration 110 E. Rivercrest, Allen, TX 75002

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OR

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


R E G I S T 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. Some programs may require additional fees or supplies and may be offered at member and non-member rates. In most cases, programs will not be held on holidays recognized by the City of Allen. All fees collected support and finance these programs.

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 Recycles! Allen Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $29,385 grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to begin a recycling program in the city’s newest park, located at Bray Central Drive and Ridgeview Drive. The recycling program includes purchase and installation of recycling receptacles and construction of a shared-use container enclosure.

Twenty-six recycling receptacles will be placed alongside each of the trash receptacles in the park’s softball complex, playground area and pedestrian trails. The new receptacles will give park visitors the opportunity to “do the right thing” by recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Goals of this recycling program include the diversion of 20% of trash generated in the park from the local landfill to the recycling stream.


Allen Residents, thank you for your support of parks and recreation.

The Gold Medal belongs to you.


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