A Parks AND Recreation, Library Guide WINTER/SPRING 2020
New Recreation & Library Programs Upcoming Community Events Fun Spring Break Activities
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WAYS TO REGISTER
Memberships & Rentals
Recreation Center Programs
Youth & Adult Athletics
Zula B. Wylie Library Park Information
ONLINE Visit cedarhilltx.com/online to register.
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Parks & Recreation Department Administrative Offices 285 Uptown Blvd. (2nd Floor) (972) 291-5130 Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center 310 E. Parkerville Rd. (972) 293-5288 Monday-Friday 5:30 am-9:30 pm Saturday 8 am-6 pm Sunday 1-7 pm Senior Center 1740 Mansfield Rd. (972) 291-5353 Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm Closed Saturday & Sunday
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225 Cedar St. (972) 291-7323 Renewal Line: (972) 230-5792 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 am-9 pm Wednesday, Friday 10 am-6 pm Saturday 10 am-5 pm Closed Sunday
BEGIN JANUARY 1
The Recreation Center, Senior Center Library, and Admin offices will be closed on the following holidays:
New facility, rental and program fees will be implemented January 1, 2020
New Years Day - Wednesday, January 1
For full details visit cedarhilltx.com/pardfees
MLK Day - Monday, January 20 Good Friday - Friday, April 10 Easter - Sunday, April 12
MEMBERSHIPS & RENTALS Memberships
Multipurpose Room Rentals
The Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center is the perfect place to maintain your healthy lifestyle in our fitness area, learn something new participating in one of our programs, host a special event in one of our multipurpose room rentals or play a game of basketball with your family and friends. Memberships are available to both Cedar Hill residents and non-residents at the same rate. Visit cedarhilltx.com/pard to read more about the benefits of having a membership with us!
With over 5,400 square feet available for rent, the Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center is ideal for meetings, receptions, birthday parties and weddings. Guests have the option of using the entire space or splitting it up into 4 separate rooms. For additional information and to check availability visit cedarhilltx.com/pard or call (972) 293-5288.
Age Annual 3-Month 1-Month
Adult (18-54 yrs) $150
Youth (7-17 yrs)
$115/hr $125/hr $140/hr $150/hr
Senior (55 yrs+)
Family (Up to 4) $300
Three Rooms $250
Four Rooms $300
Please take a moment to look over the Recreation Center policies and guidelines at cedarhilltx.com/pard.
Renew Active is a program that provides plan holders of Medicare Advantage Plan insured by United Healthcare Insurance access to the Alan E. Sims Recreation Center at no cost. Eligible members have access to all our services and privileges that are normally part of our standard membership. Visit us at the front desk to get started today!
Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center is an approved Silver Sneakers location. If you are a Tivity Health Silver Sneakers member, you qualify for a FREE membership at the Rec. Center. Simply bring in your Silver Sneakers card and fill out a quick registration form to get started! Not sure if you qualify for Silver Sneaker benefits through your insurance? Verify your eligibility at silversneakers.com/check.
SENIOR PROGRAMS The Cedar Hill Senior Center provides activities and trips for seniors age 50+. Memberships to the center are free of charge and can be completed at the Senior Center. For additional program information, visit cedarhilltx.com/pard. To access our monthly calendar, visit cedarhilltx.com/seniors
Senior Center Travel Club You can sign up to receive information and notices about our upcoming trips! We also have surveys you can fill out to help us plan future trips. To sign up visit the Senior Center or email email@example.com.
FITNESS Gold Toning Registration Required Tone your body and stay active through aerobic movement. T 8:30 and 9:30 am Th 8:30 and 9:30 am Yoga for Seniors Registration Required Learn how to breathe through basic Yoga movements. M/Th 1-2 pm and 2-3 pm Mat Yoga Registration Required Basic yoga poses with vinyasa flow. T 2-3 pm Zumba Gold Registration Required Move to the rhythm of the music with basic Latin dance moves. M 8:30-9:30 am T/Th/F 10:30-11:30 am
SPECIAL INTEREST Queen Beaders
GAMES Social Bridge
DANCE Line Dancing
Enjoy the game of bridge with other members. W 11 am-3 pm
Intermediate Social Bridge M
11:30 am-3 pm
Pay $1.00 per card and win food! W 10 am-12 pm
Learn the art of making beautiful and fun jewelry. Th 10 am-12 pm
Quilting is a major part of history. This class will help you enhance your personal legacy as you make your mark on history. Th 12:30-2:30 pm
Learn how to make your own gloves, scarves, and hats with the loom. W 12:30-2:30 pm
Paint and design pieces from greenware. Class participants must provide their own supplies and firing is included. This class is self-instructed. M 10 am-12 pm
Registration Required Learn fun dances choreographed to country music. T 1-2 pm
Registration Required Learn various line dances while getting fit. M 11 am-12 pm
RECREATION PROGRAMS Fitness & Athletic Programs AIKIA Karate
Flip Mode Tumbling
*Each session includes Sat. tournament practice (12-2 pm).
Beginner Code Session 7217 1/8-1/29 7218 2/5-2/26 7219 3/4-3/25 7220 4/1-4/29
Days W W W W
Times 6-7 pm 6-7 pm 6-7 pm 6-7 pm
Intermediate Code Session 7221 1/8-1/29 7222 2/5-2/26 7223 3/4-3/25 7224 4/1-4/29
Days W W W W
Times 7-8 pm 7-8 pm 7-8 pm 7-8 pm
Advanced Code Session 7225 1/4-1/25 7226 2/1-2/29 7227 3/7-3/28 7228 4/4-4/25
Days Sat Sat Sat Sat
Times 10-11 am 10-11 am 10-11 am 10-11 am
Age: 5 yrs+ Fee: $30/session Location: Recreation Center Channel your energy through a combined style of American Tae-Kwon-Do and American Kenpo while learning self-discipline, respect for others, and self-defense.
7087 1/4-1/27 7088 2/1-2/29 7089 3/2-3/28 7090 4/1-4/27
M/W Sat M/W Sat M/W Sat M/W Sat
5:30-9 pm 12-2 pm 5:30-9 pm 12-2 pm 5:30-9 pm 12-2 pm 5:30-9 pm 12-2 pm
NEW! Perfectly Imperfect Fit
Age: 18 yrs+ Fee: $10/session Location: Recreation Center Kickstart your month, shake up your Sunday and shake off those pounds! This mashup cardio dance mix is guaranteed to get you moving in all the right places. Find YOUR fit one shake, shimmy, or squat at a time! All fitness levels welcome. Code 7244 7245 7247 7248
Session 1/5 2/2 3/1 4/5
Days Sun Sun Sun Sun
Times 4-5:30 pm 4-5:30 pm 4-5:30 pm 4-5:30 pm
Age: 4-17 yrs Fee: $55/session Location: Recreation Center We offer 60-minute beginner, intermediate, and advanced level classes that teach skills such as forward/backward rolls, handstands, round offs, bridges, back walkover, and front walkover.
The Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center offers individual training services from certified personal trainers with various specializations to help meet your health and fitness goals. Visit the front desk or cedarhilltx.com/pard for a list of trainers.
Steady Warriors Yoga
Age: 12 yrs+ Fee: $40/session, FREE to all veterans and first responders - Courtesy of Warrior Spirit Project Location: Recreation Center Bring strength, resilience, and flexibility into your body and your life. This traditional Hatha Yoga class offers basic postures, breathing techniques, and meditation suitable for everyone. A one team approach ensures that every student will have the opportunity for a positive experience. Code 7103 7107 7108 7104 7109 7105 7106 7110
Session 1/3-1/31 1/6-1/27 2/3-2/24 2/5-2/28 3/2-3/30 3/4-3/27 4/1-4/29 4/6-4/27
Days W/F M M W/F M W/F W/F M
Times 10-11 am 7-8 pm 7-8 pm 10-11 am 7-8 pm 10-11 am 10-11 am 7-8 pm
Volleyball-Adult Coed League Age: 16 yrs+ Fee: $116 per team Location: Recreation Center Code Session Days 7199 1/6-3/16 M 7200 3/23-6/1 M
NEW! Technique & Tumble
Age: 3-5 yrs and 6 yrs+ Fee: $60/session Location: Recreation Center This class focuses on training students who are interested in learning acrobatic tumbling skills that could be used in dance, cheer, or gymnastics. Beginner & Intermediate Age: 3-5 yrs Code 7233 7234 7235 7236
Session 1/7-1/28 2/4-2/25 3/3-3/31 4/7-4/28
Days T T T T
Times 4:45-5:45 pm 4:45-5:45 pm 4:45-5:45 pm 4:45-5:45 pm
Advanced Age: 6 yrs+ Code Session 7229 1/7-1/28 7230 2/4-2/25 7231 3/3-3/31 7232 4/7-4/28
Days T T T T
Times 6-7 pm 6-7 pm 6-7 pm 6-7 pm
NEW! Table Tennis Times 7-9:30 pm 7-9:30 pm
Visit cedarhilltx.com/online to register.
Age: 11yrs+ Fee: FREE Location: Recreation Center All levels are welcome from beginners to ranked players. Come and learn the proper skills of table tennis or get ready for tournament play. Code 7135
Times 3-6 pm
Age: 12 yrs+ Fee: Unlimited-$40 3x/week-$30 2x/week-$26 Location: Recreation Center Dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Burn up to 900 calories an hour while having a blast working out to rhythms like Salsa, Reggaeton, Merengue, Cumbia and Hip-Hop. Code Session Days 7209 1/2-1/30 M/T/Th/Sat 7210 2/1-2/29 M/T/Th/Sat 7211 3/2-3/31 M/T/Th/Sat 7212 4/2-4/30 M/T/Th/Sat
Times 9-10 am 6:30-7:30 pm 9-10 am 6:30-7:30 pm 9-10 am 6:30-7:30 pm 9-10 am 6:30-7:30 pm
NEW! Waisted Spin Class
Age: 18 yrs+ Fee: 2x/week-$18 3x/week-$25 Drop-In $10 Location: Recreation Center Join this spin class for a fun way to burn calories and sweat! Code 7205 7206 7207 7208
Session 1/1-1/29 2/3-2/26 3/2-3/31 4/1-4/29
Days M/T/W M/T/W M/T/W M/T/W
Times 8:30-9 pm 8:30-9 pm 8:30-9 pm 8:30-9 pm
RECREATION PROGRAMS Cultural Arts LP’s Dance for Kids
Age: 3-15 yrs Fee: $60/session Location: Recreation Center This course brings the elegance of ballet to students. Learn basic ballet technique and French terminology. Gain poise, grace, rhythm and balance.
SIGN UP FOR SWIM LESSONS AND POOL MEMBERSHIPS TODAY! LAP SWIM, SENIOR, INDIVIDUAL, AND FAMILY OF 4 PASSES AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFO VISIT CEDARHILLTX.COM/AQUATICS
USE COUPON CODE “FAMILY20” FOR 20% OFF FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS MARCH 7-MAY 9
Age: 3-7 yrs Code Session 7126 1/6-1/29 7127 2/3-2/26 7128 3/2-3/30 7129 4/1-4/29
Days M/W M/W M/W M/W
Times 7-8 pm 7-8 pm 7-8 pm 7-8 pm
Age: 8-15 yrs Code Session 7131 1/2-1/31 7132 2/6-2/28 7133 3/5-3/27 7134 4/2-4/30
Days Th/F Th/F Th/F Th/F
Times 5-6:30 pm 5-6:30 pm 5-6:30 pm 5-6:30 pm
Teen Hip Hop
Age: 8-16 yrs Fee: $40/session Location: Recreation Center Teens can enjoy a fun and energetic dance class learning the latest moves. Code 7201 7202 7203 7204
Session 1/3-1/31 2/7-2/28 3/6-3/27 4/3-4/24
Days F F F F
Times 6:30-7:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm
Jay’s Swing Camp
Age: 16 yrs+ Fee: $25/session Location: Recreation Center Teaches swing dance from an 8-count premise and focuses on building the person from the inside out. We teach self-confidence, posture, balance, timing, musicality of dance, and much more. This class also teaches dance choreography for public performance and swing dance competitions. Code 7091 7092 7093 7094
Session 1/2-1/30 2/6-2/27 3/5-3/26 4/2-4/30
Days Th Th Th Th
Times 7-9 pm 7-9 pm 7-9 pm 7-9 pm
Age: 50 yrs+ Fee: $10/session Drop-in Fee: $3/class Location: Recreation Center Come join the fun! Dance individually and add your own flavor. Not only will you have fun, you will stay active and learn set patterns. This program is proven to help improve memory and coordination. Code Session Days Times 7099 1/6-1/27 M 10-11 am 7100 2/3-2/24 M 10-11 am 7101 3/2-3/30 M 10-11 am 7102 4/6-4/27 M 10-11 am
Special Interests NEW! SQ Kids & Teens Modeling & Acting
Age: 4-8 yrs and 9-13 yrs Fee: $60/session Location: Recreation Center The course teaches young students both modeling for print, runway, and acting for television and film. Students will learn ABCâ€™s of modeling and acting to prepare students who want to work in these ever-changing sought-after, industries. Students will also grow in selfconfidence, discipline, and communication. Age: 4-8 yrs Code Session 7122 1/6-1/28 7123 2/3-2/25 7124 3/2-3/31 7125 4/6-4/28
Days M/T M/T M/T M/T
Times 5:30-6:30 pm 5:30-6:30 pm 5:30-6:30 pm 5:30-6:30 pm
Age: 9-13 yrs Code Session 7116 1/6-1/28 7117 2/3-2/25 7118 3/2-3/31 7119 4/6-4/28
Days M/T M/T M/T M/T
Times 6:30-7:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm 6:30-7:30 pm
Visit cedarhilltx.com/online to register. Family Nights
Age: All ages Fee: $45/session Location: Recreation Center Play piano like a pro in no time! Learn great techniques, ear training, the number system, and how to read music. To schedule a lesson, contact the instructor, Greg Preston, at 469-644-9774. Code 7095 7096 7097 7098
Session 1/2-1/31 2/4-2/28 3/3-3/31 4/1-4/30
Days T/W/Th/Fr T/W/Th/Fr T/W/Th/Fr T/W/Th/Fr
Times Contact Instructor Contact Instructor Contact Instructor Contact Instructor
Prepping for Peace Childbirth
Age: Expectant mothers and their partners Fee: $65/session Location: Recreation Center Childbirth class includes, but is not limited to, anatomy common concerns, stages of labor, and interventions. Upon completion, women and their support person(s) will feel prepared for their upcoming labor and delivery. Code 7213 7214 7215 7216
Session 1/26 2/23 3/29 4/26
Days Sat Sat Sat Sat
Coming soon! Join the Rec. Center for quarterly Family Nights. Enjoy a variety of fun activities including dodgeball, movies, board games, and nerf wars. Refreshments will be served. Check our social media for dates and details.
Times 2:30-6:30 pm 2:30-6:30 pm 2:30-6:30 pm 2:30-6:30 pm
Village Tech 4-in-1
Age: 6-17 yrs Fee: $70/session Location: Recreation Center Half day program for Village Tech students. Students will take 4 enrichment classes for the price of 1. Programs include performing arts, cooking and karate/basketball to enhance personal and social growth in various life skills. Code 7112 7113 7114 7115
Session 1/8-1/29 2/5-2/26 3/4-3/25 4/1-4/29
Days W W W W
Times 1-5 pm 1-5 pm 1-5 pm 1-5 pm
NEW! Academic Coaching
Age: Students in K-5th grade Fee: $20/session Location: Recreation Center Academic coaching for students who are struggling in core academic subjects. A certified teacher with over 15 years of experience in education will assist with homework and building foundational skills. Code 7239 7240 7241
Session 1/6-1/27 2/3-2/24 3/2-3/30
Days M M M
Times 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm
FREE youth mentoring group that enhances self-esteem, healthier relationships, and lifestyle choices. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 pm. Online registration available at cedarhilltx.com/online.
ATHLETIC PROGRAMS Adult Athletics Information Registration can be completed at cedarhilltx.com/pard or in person at the Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center or Parks and Recreation administrative offices. For more information visit teamsideline.com/cedarhilltx Adult Softball
Age: 16 yrs+ Last Day to Register: Spring-February 26 Season: Spring-March 9 Minimum: 5 teams per league Location: Virginia Weaver Softball Complex (631 Somerset Dr.) Fee Per Team: $325 Fee Per Individual: $30 Join us for the adult softball league. Each team will play eight games and the top four per division qualify to play in a single elimination city tournament. Teams will register under USSSA and play under USSSA rules. Individuals may register for Arena Ball and be placed on a team. Come on out and let’s “Play Ball!” Code 7165 7184 7180 7182 7185 7183
League Fee Per Team Adult Men’s (Monday) $325 NEW! Adult Men’s Arena (Monday) $325 Adult Coed (Friday) $325 NEW! Adult Coed Arena (Friday) $325 NEW! Individual Adult Men’s Arena (Monday) $30 NEW! Individual Adult Coed Arena (Friday) $30
Associations DFW Adult Baseball Association (DFW ABA) Age: 18 yrs+ www.dfw-aba.com DFW Adult Baseball Association is an adult baseball league for adults to play America’s game, regardless of age or playing experience. Skills range from entry level to advanced. DFW ABA is a family oriented organization which emphasizes good sportsmanship as well as good competition. Contact: JD Magee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainout Lines Sports: (972) 480-5868
Special Event: (214) 855-9758
Youth Athletics Information Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the following associations to provide exceptional youth athletics in our community. Each association is operated by volunteers dedicated to providing a positive team experience for each participant. For information regarding registration, schedules, and practices please contact the association directly. Cedar Hill Youth Basketball Association (CHYBA) Age: 4-14 yrs Season: Winter Registration: October Contact: email@example.com or call Rodney at (469) 766-9057 sports.bluesombrero.com/cedarhillbasketball Cedar Hill Youth Basketball Association provides basketball of all skill levels, ranging from beginner, intermediate and select to the youth boys and girls of Cedar Hill. Cedar Hill Soccer Association (CHSA) Age: 3-18 yrs Season: Spring/Fall Registration: November-January, July Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cedarhillsoccer.org Cedar Hill Soccer Association provides quality soccer training for boys and girls in Cedar Hill Independent School District boundaries at all skill levels, ranging from recreation, club and academy.
Cedar Hill Baseball Association (CHBA)
Age: 3-14 yrs Season: Spring/Fall Registration: January & July Contact: Clint at email@example.com www.cedarhillbaseball.com Cedar Hill Baseball Association provides baseball of all skill levels, ranging from recreation, select and tournament teams to the youth boys of Cedar Hill. Cedar Hill Girls Softball Association (CHGSA) Age: 4-16 yrs Registration: February & April-May & August Season: Recreational-Spring/Fall, Competitive-Summer Contact: Marvin at (469) 337-8934 or firstname.lastname@example.org sports.bluesombrero.com/chgsa Cedar Hill Girls Softball Association offers recreational, select and high school level softball for the girls of Cedar Hill. Youth Football of Cedar Hill (YFCH) Age: 5-13 yrs Season: Fall Registration: January-July Contact: Larry at (469) 272-6825 or email@example.com Youth Football of Cedar Hill provides the opportunity for every child to play organized football & cheerleading in a family oriented environment.
Tennis Lessons Age: 6-14 yrs Fee: $35/session Instructor: Martha Franklin, USPTA Development Coach, (469) 360-4045 Young champions develop hand-eye coordination as they learn tennis fundmentals in a fun and encouraging environment. Lessons at Crawford Park are for varying skill levels, from beginner to competition. Each session includes 4 lessons. Tennis balls are provided. Register online at cedarhilltx.com/pard, in person at Alan E. Sims Cedar Hill Recreation Center or at the Parks & Recreation administrative offices. 8U 7166 7169 7172 7174 7177
Date 1/7-1/28 2/4-2/25 3/3-3/31 4/7-4/28 5/5-5/26
Day Times T 5:30-6:30 pm T 5:30-6:30 pm T 5:30-6:30 pm T 5:30-6:30 pm T 5:30-6:30 pm
10U 7168 7171 7186 7176 7179
Date 1/9-1/30 2/6-2/27 3/5-4/2 4/9-4/30 5/7-5/28
Day Times Th 5:30-6:30 pm Th 5:30-6:30 pm Th 5:30-6:30 pm Th 5:30-6:30 pm Th 5:30-6:30 pm
14U 7167 7170 7173 7175 7178
Date 1/8-1/29 2/5-2/26 3/4-4/1 4/8-4/29 5/6-5/27
Day Times W 5:30-6:30 pm W 5:30-6:30 pm W 5:30-6:30 pm W 5:30-6:30 pm W 5:30-6:30 pm
A Community Resource The Zula B. Wylie Public Library is a community place dedicated to enriching the lives of our patrons with a wide variety of materials, services, and events. Our goal is to be your third place in the community, after home or work, and a virtual resource anywhere you go. All are invited to read, learn, and have fun with us here at the library!
Text ZULA to 70138 Ready 4K is an evidence-based text messaging program for parents of newborns and 1-5 year olds. Each week, parents receive fun facts, easy tips and encouraging messges to support their children’s learning. Ready 4K activities build on the things that parents already do with their children – like getting dressed, meal time, and bath time – to make supporting child developments fast, fun, and easy. Ready 4K text messages cover early literacy, early math, and social and emotional skills. Available in both English and Spanish. For information, call us at (972) 291-7323 ext. 1323.
ZULA B. WYLIE PUBLIC LIBRARY Library Services Library Cards
Zula B. Wylie Public Library cards are FREE to residents of Texas. You can borrow books, videos, DVDs, ebooks, audio books and magazines. Virtual electronic cards are also available to access online databases and resources. Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Duncanville residents can receive a partnership card FREE of charge.
Ask a Librarian
This service on our library website allows you to get information on research, websites, library collections, databases, and other library services via e-mail or phone. Someone will respond to you within 24 hours. You can also call the library during business hours at (972) 291-7323 ext. 1300.
Sending faxes, making copies, black & white and/or color printing are available for a small fee. Mobile printing is available through our website. Scanning documents is free of change.
Technology & Digital Resources
Hotspots, laptops, electronic tablets, Roku streaming sticks, and virtual reality goggles are available for checkout. Digital items such as eBooks, movies, audiobooks and magazines are also available for checkout. Research and educational databases including Lynda.com are free of charge with your library card.
The meeting room is available for use by non-profit organizations. Please visit our website to access the meeting room policy and application.
Outdoor Music & Discovery Garden
The Traphene Hickman Outdoor Music and Discovery Garden is an interactive play area adjacent to the library which allows individuals of all ages to explore a musical experience while affording children the benefits of outdoor play and music.
Library Events Date Event
Chinese New Year Celebration
2/7 Black History Month Celebration Dinner 3/9 Family Fun Night 3/17 St. Patrickâ€™s Day Celebration
3/31 4/13 4/16
Womenâ€™s History Month Celebration
Family Fun Night
Poetry Cafe: National Poetry Month Celebration
1/26 MLK Community Peace March & Celebration 3 pm
6:30 pm 6:30 pm
4/19-25 National Library Week 4/20
Earth Fest: An Earth & Arbor Day Celebration 5-7:30 pm
Rock the Library on the Square
FREE Tax Help FREE to everyone. First come, first serve. Held in the meeting room on Tuesdays, 11 am-3 pm February 4-April 14.
YOUTH LIBRARY PROGRAMS Children Storytime Sessions: Baby Storytime - Mondays at 10:30 am. Babies 0-36 months are invited to enjoy an engaging session of songs, movement and stories to develop the motor, social and pre-literacy skills for this age all while having fun! This class will be combined with our Family Place Playgroups during the following sessions: March 23 and 30, April 6, 13, and 20. In addition to our storytime activities, our Family Place Playgroup includes opportunities for parents and caregivers to engage with Community Resource Professionals to learn about resources and understand their role as their child’s first teacher. Siblings up to age 5 are also invited to these sessions. Preschool Storytime - Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Designed for children ages 3-6, this fun and engaging class will help preschoolers develop all important literacy skills. Songs, fingerplays and after storytime activities will focus on the skills needed for the first year of kindergarten. Toddler Storytime - Fridays at 10:30 am. Stories, dance and action rhymes will engage toddlers ages 2-3 in developing pre-reading skills in this fun and active storytime class. Bilingual Storytime - January 18, 10:30 am. Join us for stories in English and Spanish followed by a fun activity. “Craft inspired by the books and art of Herve Tullet.”
Teddy Bear Picnic April 4, 11 am Bring your favorite teddy bear and dress up as your favorite book character for our first ever Teddy Bear Picnic! We will provide the picnic, stories, entertainment and more!
“At the Drive-in Movie” Storytime - January 24, 10:30 am. Bring your own box to decorate and we will provide the rest! (Boxes should be no larger than 20 x 24 in) We will be showing Disney’s “Cars” and serving popcorn and snacks!
Ongoing Activities: Youth Tellers - Children in grades 3-6 are invited to learn the art of storytelling every Thursday at 5 pm. Homework Help - Children in grades 3-6 can receive guided assistance with homework every Wednesday at 5 pm. Sessions are facilitated by a certified teacher. Space is limited. Register weekly by calling (972) 291-7323 ext. 1305. Paws & Reading Tutors - 2nd Saturday of every month at 1:30 pm. Children of all ages are invited to read with trained therapy dogs from Therapy Dogs International and Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
January Winter Break Activities Legos in the Library-Thursday, January 2, 1 pm Build your own Lego creation or try one of our Lego Challenges! Movie Day - Friday, January 3, 1 pm We’ll be showing, “Small Foot,” a story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery when a young Yeti comes across something the Yeti world didn’t know existed - a human! Rated PG. Popcorn provided. Crafternoon - Monday, January 6, 1 pm All ages are invited to join us in making a fun and creative craft. All children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tweens Tween programs are designed for ages 8-12. Held on Mondays from 5-6 pm. Some programs require registration - call (972) 291-7323 ext. 1305.
January: Game Days
Teens The Hang Out: Activities for teens are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm. Snacks are provided. For ages 13-18 only. Space is limited. To register call (972) 291-7323 ext. 1314.
Join us as we play games and have snacks! January 6 & 13.
January 2: Movie Day (2-4 pm)
February: Learn to Code
January 16: Gaming Day
Learn to code through fun activities all month long! February 3, 10, & 17.
February 6: DIY
March: Tween Book Club
February 20: Creative Writing Tips
We’ll be disussing our book for the month. Snacks provided. March 2, 9, 16 & 30.
April: Disc Golf
Get active at the library as we play disc golf! April 6, 13 & 20.
Spring Break Activities: March 9-13 Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Crafternoon - Monday, March 9, 1 pm Outdoor Games & Activities - Tuesday, March 10, 1 pm Technology Petting Zoo - Wednesday, March 11, 1 pm Special Performer - Thursday, March 12, 10:30 am Movie Day - Friday, March 13, 1 pm
March 9-13: Spring Break Start-Up Business Boot Camp (Time TBD) April 2: Board Games April 16: Career Readiness The World of Teens - A radio broadcast with a live teen audience! Let your voice be heard as the world of teens discuss topics such as relationships, entertainment, politics and more. Tune in at XperienceRadio.com. Held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. at 6 pm.
Children’s Book Week We will kick off Children’s Book Week on May 4. Join us for a week of fun and exciting literacy based activities for the entire family!
ADULT LIBRARY PROGRAMS Adult Ongoing Programs Readers on the Hill Book Club - Every 1st Monday at 7 pm, January 6, February 3, March 2 and April 6. TheÂ Readers on the Hill book discussion club is open to everyone. Participants read and discuss a different book each month. Visit www.cedarhilllibrary.org for a list of books and information. Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) - Every 2nd Tuesday at 7 pm, January 14, February 11, March 10 and April 14. Dallas Area Writers Group meetings are open to all writers who want to improve writing skills, meet other writers, and get published. There is no charge to attend. Living with Diabetes - January 27, February 24, March 23 and April 27 at 6 pm. Learn life skills, tips and suggestions to live with diabetes. Sit and Sew - Every Thursday at 10 am. A group for adults who love to sew and want to learn how to sew. Space is limited. Call (972) 291-7323 ext. 1313 for more information. Make It @ Your Library - Event featuring invention and creativity. A celebration of the Maker movement. Saturdays, January 11, February 8, March 14 and April 11 at 1:30 pm. Discover the Artist Within You - Bring your creative skills to work independently in a gathering of artists to sketch, draw, paint, etc. Participants must bring their own materials . No instructor is provided. Held every Monday from 1-3 pm. Computer Classes - We offer FREE weekly computer classes for adults. These classes cover a broad range of topics that will provide you with the skills necessary to be computer savvy. Call (972) 291-7323 ext. 1311 to register and visit www.cedarhilllibrary.org for a schedule of topics that will be covered. Cedar Hill Genealogical Society - January 9, February 13, March 12 and April 9 at 6 pm. This society provides educational programs and training in genealogical research during their monthly meetings, which are open to the public.
Adult Featured Programs: Date
January 4, 11 am
Business 101 Workshop
January 10, 12:30 pm
Senior Tech Fair
January 17, 6:30 pm
Indie Authors Meet & Greet
February 18, 6:30 pm
Exploring Shona African Sculptures
March 20, 6:30 pm
The Art of Cooking Healthy
April 17, 6:30 pm
Discover the Arts After Dark
Visit cedarhilllibrary.org for more information on library services, classes, and events.
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CEDAR HILL PARKS Park Pavilion Rentals City parks are a great place to celebrate, whether it be a birthday party, family reunion or just a picnic in the park. There are 15 covered pavilions that can be rented at various parks throughout the city along with the Amphitheater at Valley Ridge Park. All fees are due at the time of the reservation and you are required to reserve the pavilion for the entire time you occupy it. Contact the Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices at (972) 291-5130 to check availability and all reservations must be completed in person.
PARKS & PRESERVES
Alan E. Sims Recreation Center Park 310 E. Parkerville Rd.
Bear Creek Park 620 Midlake Dr.
Bradford Park 401 W. Wintergreen
Calf Pasture Park 335 N. Joe Wilson Rd. D
Calabria Nature Preserve 750 W. FM 1382
Cedar Hill State Park 1570 FM 1382
Cedar Mountain Nature Preserve 1300 W. FM 1382
Cedar Trails Greenbelt 940 Black Walnut Trail
Community Center Park 1740 Mansfield Rd.
David Rush Park
Dogwood Canyon Audubon
Dot Thomas Park
South Park 14 Highlands 225 Cannady Dr.
J.W. Williams Park
Lester Lorch Nature Preserve
Pioneer Park w/Amphitheater
Prairie View Park
South Hills Greenbelt
The Meadows Park
Valley Ridge Park w/Amphitheater
Virginia Weaver Park
Oaks 28 Waterford 320 N. Waterford Oaks Dr.
Oaks Greenbelt 29 Waterford 638 Oak Creek Dr.
Windmill Hill Greenbelt
Wooded Creek Greenbelt
10 401 Straus Rd.
11 Waterford Oaks East 12 1206 W. FM 1382 13 1401 S. Clark Rd.
15 1605 High Pointe Ln. 16 1528 Sharon Dr.
17 1823 Texas Plume Rd. 18 301 Capricorn Dr. 19 425 E. Parkerville Rd. 20 501 W. Parkerville Rd. 21 600 Cedar St.
22 2600 Prairie View Blvd. 23 1313 High Pointe Rd. 24 1109 S. Clark Rd.
25 1555 Hamilton Dr.
26 2850 Park Ridge Dr. 27 631 Somerset Dr.
30 2415 S. Lakeview Dr. 31 1310 Watercourse Way 32 200 Lakeside Dr. 33 955 Wooded Creek Dr.
Soccer/ Tennis Football
City of Cedar Hill 285 Uptown Blvd., Bldg. 100 Cedar Hill, TX 75104
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