Proudly serving residents for 100 years CITY OF ABILENE RECREATION & SENIOR SERVICES MARCH 2014-MAY 2014
Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade Page 7
Steam N Wheels Bike Race
Mayors 5K/10K Race
Evening Easter Egg Hunt
Youth Camps Page 5 & 7
WELCOME/TABLE OF CONTENTS INSIDE THIS ISSUE
As you and your family prepare for the warmer weather, we hope that you will take part in some of the wonderful events during the upcoming months.
Staff Contacts 3 Recreation Facilities 3 After-School Program 3 Special Events 4-8
Our staff is working hard to provide you the best recreation opportunities by creating a mix of your old favorites with new events and leagues. Our goal is to have something exciting for every member of the family. Please be sure to visit any of our Recreation/Senior facilities or one of the City’s 31 Parks.
Adult Classes 9-10 Athletics and Leagues
Active Adult 12-13 Rose Park Tennis Center
Adaptive Recreation Services
We strive to provide Abilene’s residents with outstanding programs and quality customer service. We look forward to serving you and your families this spring.
Parks Bucks 16
•Registration fees must be paid in advance to ensure enrollment in the class or activity.
•Registration can be completed the first day of the class unless there is a pre-registration date listed.
James W. Childers Director of Community Services
•In person registration at the Community Services
Office (633 Walnut) or online at www.abilenetx.com
•If a class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
Refunds will be issued if staff is notified prior to the 2nd day of class. A $5.00 service charge will apply.
The City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Division is a proud member of the following organizations:
National Recreation & Park Association Texas Recreation & Park Society Texas Association on Aging Program Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Texas Public Pool Council
The City of Abilene has several facilities that are available for rent. For more information, please call 325-676-6217. Reservations can be made at the Community Services Office.
$$$ EXTRA MONEY $$$
The Recreation Division is always on the lookout for individuals who are interested in teaching a class. If you have a particular skill/talent and would like to earn extra money then please contact Donnie at 325-676-6431.
All Senior and Recreation Centers will be closed on the following dates: Memorial Day Monday, May 26
FACILITIES/CONTACT INFORMATION RECREATION FACILITIES
Community Services Offices 633 Walnut St. 325-676-6217 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday
James W. Childers, Director Community Services Lesli Andrews, Asst Director Community Services Jeff White, Recreation & Senior Administrator Richard Rodgers, Parks Division Manager Donnie Hart, Recreation Supervisor Anita Vigil, Programs Supervisor
PARKS & RECREATION BOARD
G.V. Daniels Recreation Center 541 North 8th 325-676-6443 9am-9pm Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-6pm Wed, Fri Justin Whiteley, Recreation Coordinator Jennifer Silvas, Recreation Specialist
SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD
Cobb Park Recreation Center 2302 State Street 325-676-6447 9am-9pm Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-6pm Wed, Fri Betty Lindsay, Recreation Coordinator Blake Goss, Recreation Specialist
Gail Russey, Chair Leroy King Jeff Goodin Robyn Wertheim
Gary Grubbs Julie Napier Leigh Black
Leroy King, Chair Harriet Conner Myrle Raley Linda Rutledge Jane Vancil
Cynthia Cooke Joe Lopez Eddie Hodges Emory Walton
Rose Park Recreation Center 2605 South 7th 325-676-6445 2pm-9pm Mon, Tue, Thu 2pm-6pm Wed, Fri Al Flores, Recreation Coordinator Tammie Morton, Recreation Specialist Rose Park Tennis Center 2609 South 7th 325-676-6292 Chris Redmon, Tennis Professional
Workers are needed to supervise the Recreation Centers during facility rentals. Work hours are on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Pay is $8 per hour. If you are interested, please call Donnie Hart at (325) 676-6431.
Rose Park Senior Center 2625 South 7th 325-734-5300 8:30am-4pm Monday-Friday Janet Whisenhunt, Program Supervisor Julie Sartor, Program Supervisor Laura Holbrook, Program Worker Sears Recreation Center 2250 Ambler 325-676-6440 9am-9pm Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-6pm Wed, Fri Steve Miller, Recreation Coordinator Jazmyn Gindratt, Recreation Specialist
The After-School Program operates Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm. It is FREE and open to ages 6 to 13. The After-School Program is held at Rose Park Recreation Center, Cobb Recreation Center, South Park Recreation Center, Sears Recreation Center, and Daniels Recreation Center.
Cesar Chavez South Park Recreation Center 1002 Cherry 325-676-6442 9am-9pm Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-6pm Wed, Fri Ann Hall, Recreation Coordinator Lucas Schmidt, Recreation Specialist
Staff is available to assist with homework, plan gym games, lead arts & crafts projects, contests, take field trips, and more.
Adaptive Recreation Services 2609 South 7th 325-676-6575 9am-3pm Monday through Friday Barbara Liggett, Center Supervisor Kay Cooper, Recreation Specialist John Martinez, Program Worker
For more information please call (325) 676-6217
evening egg hunt
DATE Saturday, April 5 at 7pm
Join us for our evening Easter Egg Hunt that will feature over 5,000 eggs to hunt.
LOCATION Action Zone 1633 Cottonwood Abilene, TX 79601
Following the egg hunt, enjoy a tour of the facility and the Easter Bunny will make a special apprearance for pictures. Please bring your own cameras and baskets.
For more information please call 325-676-6217
summer playground camp
DATES & TIMES
Mon-Fri 7:30am to 5:30pm
Session I June 9 through June 27 Option 1 $78 (pay as you go field trips, snowcones & swimming) Option 2 $108 (includes cost of field trips, snowcones & swimming) *No refunds/credits for Option 2
Session II June 30 through July 25 Option 1 $97 (pay as you go field trips, snowcones & swimming) Option 2 $137 (includes cost of field trips, snowcones & swimming) *No refunds/credits for Option 2
Session III July 27 through August 15 Option 1 $78 (pay as you go field trips, snowcones & swimming) Option 2 $108 (includes cost of field trips, snowcones & swimming)
Summer Playground Program is a fun filled camp that has structured games, arts and crafts activities, gym games, and more. REGISTRATION INFORMATION Begins on Wednesday, April 16 at 9am. Register online at www.abilenetx.com. Please contact the Community Services Office at 325-676-6217 prior to April 15 to receive your username and password. Register in person at the Community Services Office, located at 633 Walnut.
*No refunds/credits for Option 2
TOP 5 REASONS FOR CHILDREN TO ATTEND THE SUMMER PLAYGROUND CAMP!
Cost includes 1 (one) t-shirt per child Afternoon snack Free breakfast & lunch (provided by AISD) PARTICIPANTS Open to ages 6 through 13.
1. Spend their day being physically active 2. Experience new things
3. Unplug from technology
South Park Recreation Center Cobb Recreation Center G.V. Daniels Recreation Center Rose Recreation Center Sears Recreation Center Jackson Elementary (Session I & II Only) www.facebook.com/myabileneparksandrec
4. Develop life-long skills 5. Make new friends
steam n wheels bike race
DATE Saturday, March 22 at 8am LOCATION Nelson Park COST $25/person before March 22 $30/person day of race
This is a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy a scenic bike ride tour of the Big Country. Distances will consist of 12 mile, 32 mile and 48 mile. Prizes will be awarded to different age groups in each distance category.
REGISTRATION Online at www.abilenetx.com or in-person at the Community Services Office, located at 633 Walnut. First 200 to register will receive a complimentary T-Shirt.
For more information, please call 325-676-6217 or 325-734-5301.
spring break camp
This camp will thrill and challenge youngsters with a variety of activities. Lunch, refreshments, arts and crafts, gym games, and a field trip are included in the price. For more information please call 325-676-6217 DATES Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14 LOCATION Rose Park Recreation Center COST $50/participant from 7:30am to 5:30pm. $60/participant from 7am to 6pm REGISTRATION Registration will begin on Monday, February 3, at the Community Services Office, located at 633 Walnut. PARTICPANTS Open to children ages 6 through 13
krewe of barkus
The Krewe of Barkus is a Mardi Gras Dog Parade. Everyone is encouraged to dress in Mardi Gras attire.
Saturday, March 1 at 10am
Camp Barkeley at Nelson Park
CONTESTS Pet Owner Look-A-Like Most Creative Costume Best Float (wagon size or smaller) King and Queen
Free to dogs and their owners www.facebook.com/myabileneparksandrec
mayorâ€™s 5k/10k race
DATE Saturday, April 12 at 8am
8am: 5K & 10K Run/Walk 8:50am: 1 Mile Family Fun Run Pre-registration deadline is April 10.
LOCATION Civic Center
To register please go to www.active.com or find us on Facebook under Mayors 5K Abilene. Registration forms are available at City Hall. For more information, please call 325-734-5301.
Adult $25/person (ages 13 & up) Youth $10/person (ages 12 & under) Family $60 (up to 4) Team $60 (up to 4)
Proceeds benefit the Mayorâ€™s Council on Physical Fitness.
Late or day of registration will cost an additional fees $30/individual $20 Youth $70 Team/Family
Nelson Splash Pad opens on Saturday, April 19
Photo courtesy of Abilene Reporter News
CLASS INFORMATION DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES
All classes are held at Cobb Recreation Center and will be taught by Stephanie DeYoung. The class minimum is 5 participants. A supply list will be provided at the first class. Children are welcome to participate with parental supervision and assistance.
This class will focus on basic obedience using positive reinforcement techniques. Puppies ages 10 weeks to 5 months are eligible. Tue, Mar 18 through Tue, May 6 $65/residents $68/non-residents
6:30pm to 7:30pm
BEGINNING DOG OBEDIENCE
Join us for a Latin and international dance fitness class with a little bit of hip hop. You can burn from 500 to over 1000 calories based on your intensity. Classes begin on the 1st Monday of the month. Classes will be held at Rose Park Recreation Center Mon, Tue, Thu 6:30pm to 7:30pm $40/residents $43/non-residents Drop-in: $7 per class
Students will learn to blend with an attack to re-direct the force, use throws and joint locking techniques to neutralize an attacker. Class starts on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Instructor: Ken Mills. Class minimum is 3. Classes will be held at South Park Recreation Center.
This class will focus on basic obedience for dogs 5 months and older. Class focuses on basic obedience and a variety of common training problems.
Tue & Thu 6:30pm to 8:30pm $33/residents $36/non-residents
Tue, Mar 18 through Tue, May 6 $65/residents $68/non-residents
Join us for a FREE indoor fit camp, sponsored by Herbalife 24 Fit. This camp is a 4 week challenge which features a variety of exercises, full body analysis, a personalized diet plan, Fitness Evaluation and more. All fitness levels are welcome.
7:45pm to 8:45pm
NOVICE RALLY DOG OBEDIENCE
This class will explore the fun dog sports of Rally Obedience and K9 Nosework. Must have taken at least one prior dog obedience class.
Thu, Mar 20 through Thu, May 8 $65/residents $68/non-residents
7pm to 8pm
No dogs on the first night of class. Please bring proof of required shots No classes the week of April 14 - 19.
Classes at Daniels Recreation Center Tue & Thu 5:30am to 6:30am Sat 9:30am
6pm to 7pm
Classes at Rose Park Recreation Center Mon, Wed, Fri 5:30am to 6:30am 6:30pm to 7:30pm
YOUTH FITNESS FOR HOME-SCHOOL
Home-schooled children will discover fitness in fun and creative ways. Classes will have games, flexibility, balance and more. Class meet on a monthly basis at Chavez South Park Recreation Center.
Ages 5 to 9
Wed, Mar 5 1:15pm to 2pm $14/residents $17/non-residents Ages 9 to 17 Wed, Mar 5 1:15pm to 2pm $14 month $14/residents $17/non-residents
You are invited to the Gospel Concert that will highlight several groups performing classic gospel songs. Concert will be at G.V. Daniels Recreation Center
Fri, Apr 25
6pm to 8pm
CLASS INFORMATION COUNTRY & WESTERN DANCE
Students will learn the Texas Two-Step, Waltz, Polka, Schottische, Cotton-Eyed Joe and more. Class lasts for 7 weeks. Instructor: Dave Barber. Class minimum is 10. Monday class is held at Cobb Recreation Center Thursday class is held at Chavez Recreation Center
Beginner Class Mon, Mar 10 through Mon, Apr 21 6:30pm to 8pm Residents $33/single $45/couple Non-residents $36/single $51/couple Advanced Class Thu, Mar 13 through Thu, Apr 24 6:30pm to 8pm Residents $33/single $45/couple Non-residents $36/single $51/couple
Students will learn the jitterbug and similar dance moves. Class goes for 4 weeks. Instructor: Dave Barber. Class minimum is 10. Class is held at Cobb Recreation Center
Mon, Apr 28 through Mon, May 19 6:30pm to 8pm Residents $20/single $30/couple Non-residents $23/single $36/couple
Students will learn the Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing and Latin Dances. Class will go for 4 weeks. Instructor: Virginia Zak. Class minimum is 5. Class is held at Cobb Recreation Center Thu, Mar 20 through Apr 10 6:30pm to 8pm Residents $45/single $70/couple Non-residents $48/single $76/couple Sat, Mar 29 through Apr 26 1:30pm to 3pm No class on Sat, Apr 19 Residents $45/single $70/couple Non-residents $48/single $76/couple
This class is designed to teach the art of playing guitar, basic chords, chord progressions, ear training and much more. This class is open to all levels. Class will consist of 4 weeks and start the 1st Tuesday of each month. Instructor: Juan Martinez. Classes will be held at Adaptive Recreation Services
Tue 4pm to 5pm $60/residents $63/non-residents (With own Guitar) $75/residents $78non-residents (Without Guitar)
MEDICAL CODING CLASSES
All classes are held at Cobb Recreation Center and will be taught by Virginia Zak. Class minimum is 5 participants. Want more information about these classes or a career in Medical Coding? Then please attend a open house on Saturday, March 8 or March 15 from 10:30am to 12pm at Abilene Country Club Library. For more information, please call Virginia at 325-698-8898
INTRO TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
This class will teach participants the definition and formation of medical terms. It is intended for those interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. Sat, Mar 22 9:30am to 3:30pm $100/residents $103/non-residents
INTRO TO CPT MEDICAL CODING
This is an introductory workshop to familiarize you with CPT Coding of procedures. Sat, Mar 29 9:30am to 12:30pm $55/residents $58/non-residents
INTRO TO ICD-9 MEDICAL CODING
This class will teach the basics of ICD-9, the coding of diseases. Fee includes all materials. Certificates of completion will be awarded to participants. Sat, Apr 5 9:30am toâ€‰12:30pm $55/residents $58/non-residents
INTRO TO E AND V CODING
This class will teach these various codes are and why they are used. Certificates of completion will be awarded to participants. Sat, Apr 12 9:30am toâ€‰12:30pm $55/residents $58/non-residents
INTRO TO MEDICAL BILLING
This class will familiarize you with the different kinds of billing for medical insurance. Certificates of completion will be awarded to participants. Sat, Apr 26 9:30am to 12:30pm $55/residents $58/non-residents
CLASS REGISTRATIONS To register for any classes, please visit the Community Services Office, located at 633 Walnut. For more information please call 325-676-6217
ATHLETIC LEAGUE INFORMATION For questions regarding athletic leagues, please call Donnie Hart at (325) 676-6431 or email@example.com WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Open to women 18 and older. Cost is $400 per team. Registration deadline is March 17.
This class is designed to teach drills that can be helpful to the beginning or advanced golfer. The class will begin on the first Saturday of each month. Cost of range balls is not included in class. Open to students ages 6 and up. Sat, Mar 1 Sat, Apr 5 Sat, May 3 10am to 11am $20/residents $23/non-residents
Sears Recreation Center has two racquetball courts that are free to use during operational hours. To reserve a court, please call 325-676-6440.
OPEN BASKETBALL & VOLLEYBALL NIGHTS
Please contact each Recreation Center for open nights and times.
Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in Texas. Come and learn how to play this fun and exciting game. Classes are held at Chavez Recreation Center Mon, (ages 7 to 13) Mon, (ages 14 and up)
6pm to 7pm 7pm to 8pm
BATTLE OF THE TRENCHES DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT
Join us for the Battle of the Trenches Dodge Ball Tournament. This event is open to students in Junior High through High School. Teams need at least 5, but no more than 8 on a team. Tournament will be held at Daniels Recreation Center. Thu, Mar 13 1pm
SAVE THE DATES Summer Playground Camp Registrations begin April 16
RACQUETBALL FUN NIGHT
Join us for a Friday night of Racquetball. Event will take place at Sears Recreation Center. Refreshments and various contests will be held. Fri, Apr 4 8pm to 10:30pm FREE
BEGINNER BASKETBALL CLINIC
This clinic is designed to teach youth (ages 10-13) the fundamentals and basics of basketball. Clinic instructor is Jazmyn Gindratt. This clinic will be at Sears Recreation Center.
Tue, Mar 18 through Tue, Apr 15 6pm to 7:30pm $35/residents $40/non-residents Tue, Apr 22 through Tue, May 20 $35/residents $40/non-residents
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED BASKETBALL CLINIC
This clinic will introduce the player (ages 14-18) to the competitive realm of basketball. This clinic will enhance the player’s skill level by using advanced drills, game-like situations, and strategies. Clinic instructor is Jazmyn Gindratt. The clinic will be at Sears Recreation Center. Tue, Mar 18 through Tue, Apr 15 $35/residents $40/non-residents
7:30pm to 9pm
Tue, Apr 22 through Tue, May 20 $35/residents $40/non-residents
7:30pm to 9pm
Movies in the Park June 6, July 12, August 8
Did you know that 1 hour of racquetball will burn about 500 calories
Rose Park 100th Birthday Party Saturday, July 12 Swimming Pools Open Saturday, May 24 www.facebook.com/myabileneparksandrec
6pm to 7:30pm
SENIOR CITIZEN ACTIVITIES FUN ACTIVITIES BINGO
Date/Time Thu at 10am Fri at 10am Fri at 10am Fri at 10:30am
Location Rose Park Daniels , Sears Chavez Cobb
See staff for information
Date Location Mon at 10am Sears Tue at 10am Rose Park
Date/Time Tue at 5pm
Date/Time Wed at 12:45pm
Date/Time Thu at 5:30pm 3rd Thu at 6pm
Date/Time 1st/3rd Mon at 1pm 2nd/4th Wed at 1pm 3rd Fri at 1pm
Date/Time Mon at 10:30am Thu at 6:30pm
Location Rose Park Location Rose Park Location Rose Chavez
ARTS AND CRAFTS
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
Date/Time Tue at 10am Wed at 10am
Location Daniels Chavez
CERAMIC CLASS Date/Time Fri at 9:45am
Location Rose Park
Date/Time Tue at 1pm
STRETCH N FLEX
Location Rose Park
Cost: $55/residents $59/non-residents
Wed at 1pm Rose Park Cost: $55/residents $59/non-residents
WOOD CARVING Date/Time Tue, Thu at 1pm
CROCHET CLASS Date/Time Tue, Thu at 9am
1st/3rd Mon at 10am Sears 1st/3rd Tue at 10am Chavez Tue at 10am Rose 1st/3rd Wed at 10:30am Daniels 2nd Thu at 10:30am Cobb
Thu at 9:30am
Mon, Wed, Fri at 9am Rose Park
STRENGTH AND BALANCE Date/Time
Mon, Wed, Fri at 10am Rose Park
Tue, Thu at 10:30am Sears Location Chavez
Mon, Wed, Fri at 9:40am Rose Park
Location Rose Park
WALK FOR FUN
Date/Time Tue, Thu at 9:50am
MOVE A LITTLE Date/Time
Location Rose Park Location
Mon, Wed, Fri at 10:30am Rose Park
Location Daniels Cobb Rose
Date/Time Location Mon-Fri at 10am Daniels, Sears Mon at 10am Chavez
Location Chavez Daniels
STRETCH CLASS Date/Time
Mon, Thu at 10am Cobb, Daniels
CARDIO TRAINING Date/Time Mon-Fri at 9am Mon-Fri at 9:30am Mon-Fri at 8:30am
Date/Time Mon,Fri at 12:45am
Location Daniels Sears Rose Location Rose
ALL CLASSES AND EVENTS ARE FREE, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
SENIOR CITIZEN ACTIVITIES THURSDAY NIGHT DANCES
Date/Time Location Cost Thu at 7pm Rose Park $5
1st Thursday: Mitch & Betty w/Country Classics 2nd Thursday: Cross Country/Silver Linings 3rd Thursday: Midnight Blue 4th Thursday: Muddy Creek 5th Thursday: To Be Determined 2 STEP DANCE CLASSES
Date/Time Location Wed at 12:45pm Rose Park
LONE STAR STEPPERS
Date/Time Location Tue, Thu at 8:30am Rose Park
Date/Time Location Mon at 1:45pm Rose Park
INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCE
Date/Time Location Thu at 1pm Rose Park
MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION 325-673-4694
The City of Abilene Senior Division offers Medical transportation for citizens 60 and older. The fee is donation based. Participants must be able to walk to and from the car without assistance. Stops include medical, errands, prescriptions and more. Service is available Monday through Thursday from 9am to 1:30pm. For more information, please call 325-6734694.
A delicious and nutritious meal that exceeds 1/3 the minimum daily requirement is served Monday through Friday at all five Senior Centers from 11:30am to 12:15pm. Special or therapeutic diets are available with a physicianâ€™s order. For individuals 60 or over, or that are married to an individual 60 or over, are eligible to eat on a donation basis. The suggested donation is $2.50. Meal tickets for those under 60 are $3.50 and must be paid for at each senior center. Monthly menu is posted on our website at www.abilenetx.com.
City of Abilene offers transportation by donation for senior citizens 60 and older. Transportation is offered to and from one of the five Senior Centers. Senior Citizens will be picked up from their home and brought to the Senior Center for activities and lunch. They will be returned home following lunch.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 8:30AM TO 12PM ROSE PARK SENIOR CENTER 325-734-5300
Twice a month, after lunch, transportation is provided to a local grocery store. City bus drivers will assist in loading and unloading your purchases. This service is free of charge, however donations are accepted. Please call 325-734-5300 to schedule transportation.
8:30am Jamboree begins 10:30am Guest speaker, Dr. Sandra Hazlip The event will feature vendors booths, door prizes, refreshments, and valuable information. Lunch will not be served on this day!
ROSE PARK TENNIS CENTER Rose Park Tennis Center 810 Portland 325-676-6292 MEMBERSHIPS Juniors: $75 Adult: $100 Family: $150 Benefits include: No Court Fees, ($2.50 per person for non-members); 10% discount on Pro Shop merchandise; 3 Day Advance reservation by phone and more. SHOP HOURS 9am to 9pm Monday through Thursday 9am to 6pm Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 1pm to 5pm Sunday PRIVATE TENNIS LESSON To reserve lesson times please call 676-6292. BALL MACHINE RENTAL The ball machine rents for $10 hour for members and $15 hour for non-members. One year ball machine membership is $100 for members and $150 for non-members. To reserve the machine, please call 325-676-6292. CLASSES All classes are held at Rose Park Tennis Center. Fees are paid weekly AGES 5 TO 8 TATER TOT GROUP CLASSES Tue, Thur 4:15pm to 5:15pm $10/members $12.50/non-members Tue, Thu 5:15pm to 6:15pm $10/members $12.50/non-members TIER 1 (BEGINNER CLASS) Mon, Thu 5:30pm to 7pm Contact Tennis Center for pricing TIER 2 & 3 (INTERMEDIATE & TOURNAMENT PLAYERS) Tue, Wed, Thu 5:30pm to 7pm Contact Tennis Center for pricing 2.5 AND 3.0 WOMENâ€™S DRILL Call the Tennis Center for availability ADULT USTA LEAGUE PLAY AND TOURNAMENTS Call the Pro Shop at 325-676-6292 for more information.
Rose Park Tennis Center
ADAPTIVE RECREATION SERVICES Adaptive Recreation Services 2609 South 7th Hours: 9am to 3:30pm 325-676-6575 GOAL The Adaptive Recreation Services (ARS) mission is to provide specialized leisure and adaptive recreational activities for persons with disabilities. FEE The program fee is $32 per month. ACTIVITIES The ARS Program offers a wide variety of activities that include Classes, Special Olympics, Dances, Free Lunch Program, Field Trips, Fitness Classes, Arts and Crafts, and more. ELIGIBILITY Participants must be school age, and adults that have a diagnosis of cognitive and/or physically challenged. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARS is looking for volunteers interested in assisting individuals with disabilities in recreation programs. MONTHLY CALENDARS ARS publicizes a monthly calendar of activities for individuals with disabilities of all ages. Please call 325-676-6575 and have your name added to our mailing list. SPECIAL OLYMPIC OPPORTUNITIES ARS offers programs for Special Olympic athletes. Sports and months are as follows: January & February: Basketball March & April: Track & Field July through September: Bocce August through October: Bowling
These programs are designed to create a safe and fun environment for teens, ages 11 to 18. These teen groups meet to discuss upcoming fundraisers, community projects, and enjoy free time to socialize. Daniels Recreation Center Tue 6pm to 9pm Sears Recreation Center Tue 6pm to 8pm Cesar Chavez South Park Recreation Center Cesar Chavez Youth Council 2nd & 4th Tue 6pm to 8pm Cobb Recreation Center Cobb Park Crew 2nd & 4th Tue 6pm to 7:30pm
PARK BUCKS Did you know that Park Bucks help support your Parks and Recreation system by providing funds that are specifically earmarked for improvements to the Cityâ€™s Parks and Recreation Centers? Since 1987, your donations to the Park Bucks program have paid for nearly $700,000 worth of park improvements! To contribute $1.00 each month on your water bill, please provide your name and the water billing address you want the donation applied to below and return this form with your water payment. You also have the options of mailing this completed form without a payment to P.O. Box 3479 Abilene, TX 79604 or sending it to us electronically to CommServices@abilenetx.com. Name:
Account Number: Zip Code: