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SUMMER PARTY ON MAIN!

LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

APRIL - JUNE 2019

FUN TIMES By the Bay.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUMMER CAMPS TAAF TRACK & FIELD

BREAKFAST WITH THE NEW EASTER BUNNY

NEW LA PORTE ROCKS

SUMMER PARTY ON MAIN NEW POOLS OPEN MAY 25 281-470-7275 | WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LAPORTETXPR

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WHERE TO LOOK RECREATION 03 CAMPS 04 SWIM LESSONS 05 SPORTS 06 RECREATION 07 NEXT LEVEL DANCE 09 COMMUNITY CENTERS

FITNESS 10 FITNESS PROGRAMS

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY APRIL 13 JOIN US FOR A HOPPING GOOD TIME !

POOLS OPEN MAY 25TH

SENIORS 12

SENIOR PROGRAMS

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SENIOR EVENTS

SPECIAL PROGRAMS 14

S.P.O.R.T. PROGRAMS

EVENTS 16

COMMUNITY EVENTS

RENTALS 18

FACILITY RENTALS

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SPLASH PARKS/POOLS

PARKS

SPLASH PARKS ARE OPEN!

20 PARK INFORMATION

WHO TO CALL: Rental Information • General Inquiries: 281-470-7275 Fitness Center • Activity Information: 281-470-9891 Senior Services Information: 281-470-9897 Special Services Information: 281-470-1579 E-mail: parksandrec@laportetx.gov Registration: laportetx.gov/register

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CAMPS. BY THE BAY.

CAMP VOYAGE

CAMP BREEZE

Camp Breeze offers kids a safe summer camp atmosphere to have fun, make new friends, and create a summer experience they will never forget! Themed activities include field trips, swimming, games, crafts, songs, dances, and more! Campers must bring a sack lunch, drink, 2 snacks, and swimwear each day, unless instructed otherwise. WHERE: Evelyn Kennedy Civic Center, 618 San Jacinto Street DATES: Monday – Friday for 10 weeks (Week 5 is Mon-Wed only) (1)  June 3–7: Superhero Adventure (2)  June 10–14: Game Show Mania (3)  June 17–21: *This week’s camp will be combined with Camp Believe. It will be held at the Special Programs Center located at 1302 South Broadway. This camp will be an inclusion camp for ages 5 to 8. It is open to kids with or without an impairment (may include a hearing, mobility or vision impairment or a developmental disability) and able to function in a group setting with minimal instructions. Max for this week is 35 kids. (4)  June 24–28: Pack your Passport (5)  July 1–3: Stars and Stripes (6)  July 8–12: Space is the Place (7)  July 15–19: Camp’s Got Talent (8)  July 22–26: Sports Spectacular (9)  July 29–Aug 2: Under the Big Top (10)  August 5–9: Color Wars TIME: 7:30AM – 5:30PM AGES: 5–8 *Child must have completed Kindergarten to attend* FEE: $60 per week (Week 5 is $40) MAXIMUM: 20 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Register online at www.laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Register by the Monday prior to the first day of camp (at least one week in advance).

Come embark on an adventure with us this summer! As a voyager, you will get the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of weekly themed games, events, and field trips, while making lasting memories with your new mates. Campers must bring a sack lunch, drink, 2 snacks, and swimwear each day, unless instructed otherwise. WHERE: Jennie Riley Community Center, 322 North 4th Street DATES: Monday – Friday for 10 weeks (Week 5 is Mon-Wed only) (1)  June 3–7: Superhero Adventure (2)  June 10–14: Game Show Mania (3)  June 17–21: It’s a Pirate’s Life (4)  June 24–28: Pack your Passport (5)  July 1–3: Stars and Stripes (6)  July 8–12: Space is the Place (7)  July 15–19: Camp’s Got Talent (8)  July 22–26: Sports Spectacular (9)  July 29–Aug 2: Under the Big Top (10)  August 5–9: Color Wars TIME: 7:30AM – 5:30PM AGES: 9–12 *Children that have completed 6th Grade and Under* FEE: $60 per week (Week 5 is $40) MAXIMUM: 24 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Register online at www.laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Register by the Monday prior to the first day of camp (at least one week in advance).

CAMP BELIEVE/BREEZE This camp combines our annual Camp Believe with Week 3 of Camp Breeze. It will be held at the Special Programs Center located at 1302 South Broadway. This camp will be an inclusion camp for ages 5 to 8. It is open to kids with or without an impairment (which may include a hearing, mobility or vision impairment, or a developmental disability) and able to function in a group setting with minimal instructions. A sack lunch, drink, and two snacks must be brought each day. Swimwear must be brought on pool days and field trip day. Max for this week is 35 campers. Any campers ages 9 to 12 WITH A DISABILITY must contact our SPORT office for registration. This week's field trip: Pirate's Bay Water Park WHERE: La Porte Special Programs Center DATES: June 17 - 21, 2019 TIME: 7:30AM – 5:30PM AGES: 5 - 8 FEE: $60 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Register online at www.laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Register by the Monday prior to the first day of camp (at least one week in advance). Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information.

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SWIM LESSONS. BY THE BAY.

ISR INFANT SURVIVAL SWIMMING LESSONS

ISR’s unique results are resource achieved through fully customized, safe and effective, one-on-one lessons with only your child and the Instructor. What your child will learn, and the way he or she will learn it, is what makes ISR so different from traditional swimming lessons. Always putting safety first, ISR emphasizes competence which leads to confidence, and provides the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in and around the water. INSTRUCTOR: Karen Littlejohn WHERE: Recreation & Fitness Center Pool DATE: By Appointment Only TIME: By Appointment Only AGE: 6 months – 6 years; private lessons FEE: $100 weekly REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: For more information or to register, please visit isrlaporte.com or email k.littlejohn@infantswim.com. Visit her Facebook page ISR La Porte.

SWIMMING LESSONS Classes are limited to 8 participants and will last for 45 minutes. WHERE: Various outdoor pools DATE: Monday – Thursday TIME: Various AGE: 6 months and older FEE: $25 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Participants must be registered at least one week prior (the Monday before) to the first scheduled lesson.  Please contact (281) 470-9891 for additional information!.

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TOT TIME SWIM HOURS Take your kiddos to tot time at San Jacinto Pool where parents with children who are five and under can play with others of similar age and mobility before public swim hours. WHERE: San Jacinto Pool DATE: Monday – Friday TIME: 11:00AM – 12:00PM AGE: 5 and under *must be accompanied by parent or adult FEE: Regular admission rates apply

PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS Private swim lessons offer one on one instruction from our most experienced certified instructors. It also offers the most flexibility by allowing you to choose the time that best fits your schedule. WHERE: Various outdoor pools DATE: Monday – Thursday TIME: Scheduled with instructor; four 30 minute sessions AGE: 6 months and older FEE: $60 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Participants must be registered at least one week prior to the first scheduled lesson.  Please contact (281) 470-9891 for additional information and to be paired with an instructor by the aquatics department.  Online registration is not available for private swim lessons.

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SPORTS. BY THE BAY.

TAAF YOUTH TRACK & FIELD Come join us this season as we compete at local, regional, and state level track and field events. This program is all about having fun and competing against other quality track teams in the region. Coaching will be provided as well as track shirts/jerseys! Meets will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Practice times will vary with each age group, which will be provided in the parent handbook upon registration. WHERE: La Porte High School Track DATES: Monday – Thursday, June 3 – July 25 TIME: Mornings Only (Practice times vary) AGES: 6–18 years FEE: $40 Early Registration; 55 Late Registration MAXIMUM: 200 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Early registration runs April 1 – May 13. Late registration deadline is May 27. Register online at www.laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information.

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KARATE Sign your kids up for karate instruction sponsored by American Society of Karate. INSTRUCTOR: David Lange WHERE: Evelyn Kennedy Community Center DATE: Mondays, April 1 – May 20 & June 3 – August 5 Beginner Children: 6pm-7:00pm (Ages 5-11) Advanced Belt Children: 7:00PM-8:00PM (Ages 5-11) Teens/ Adults: 8:00PM - 9:30PM (Ages 11 and up) FEE: $50 Registration + $30 Uniform REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Contact David Lange at 281-850-4702 to register.

PICKUP VOLLEYBALL/ PICKLEBALL/RACQUETBALL Reserve a court for pickup volleyball, pickleball, and racquetball. Nets and equipment will be available with a reservation and membership/guest pass. Reserve a court by calling the Fitness Center, (281) 470-9891 at least 24 hours in advance. Membership or day pass needed for admission.

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RECREATION. BY THE BAY.

LA PORTE ROCKS

NEW

Are you looking for a way to express your creativity and get outdoors? Join the painted rock movement! What is it? A rock is painted with a picture or inspirational message and placed outdoors for others to find and move to a new location or replace with their own creation! This painted rock project promotes creativity and physical activity in nature. The goal is to get the La Porte community involved in creating their own rocks and placing them in our parks for the community to find! When you discover or hide a rock, post your pictures using the #LaPorteRocks hashtag and stay involved through our La Porte Rocks Facebook Page. When creating your own rocks, please write "#LaPorteRocks" on the back of your artwork. We encourage you to take rocks to other towns, states or countries to hide and share for others to find and enjoy! General Guidelines • If you find a painted rock that you wish to keep, simply replace it with your own creation! • Coat rocks with a sealer for longevity. • Do not glue accessories on the rocks. These decorations can fall off and become litter and a danger to wildlife. • Be sensitive to the natural environment. Stay on trails and respect the natural surroundings. • Do not hide rocks indoors or on private property without permission. • Please keep your artwork appropriate for all ages. Share a picture of your findings on social media with the hashtag #laporterocks

STORYTIME IN THE PARK Storytime in the Park is a terrific way to get children outside and more connected to nature. Join us in your neighborhood park where we explore nature with a book, activities, and games!  All children must be accompanied by a parent or childcare provider who will participate in the program. INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Baez WHERE: Brookglen Park, 3324 Somerton Drive DATES: 2nd Wednesday of the Month: April 10, May 8, June 12 TIME: 10:30AM – 11:30AM AGES: 5 & Under FEE: Free! REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: No registration necessary. However, as a courtesy, please call (281) 2455266 to confirm attendance for planning purposes for larger groups such as daycares.

FAMILY PLAY MONDAY Finding quality family time can be difficult with everyone’s hectic schedule. Bring your family to a Family Play Monday at our Brookglen Community Center and we will have the activities scheduled for your family to enjoy.  Activities include crafts, games, cooking and more! WHERE: Brookglen Community Center, 3324 Somerton Drive DATES: 1st Monday of the Month: April 1, May 6, June 3 TIME: 6:00PM – 7:00PM AGES: All Ages Welcome! Parent/Guardian attendance is highly encouraged! FEE: Free! REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: No registration necessary. However, as a courtesy, please call (281) 245-5266 to confirm attendance for planning purposes.

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DANCE. BY THE BAY.

JOIN US FOR YOUTH DANCE! Package Deal: Any 3 Classes for $55 per participant

NEXT LEVEL DANCE SESSION 1: APRIL 1ST – 26TH SESSION 2:  MAY 6TH – 31ST SESSION 3:  JUNE 3RD – 28TH Join us this Spring for beginner and intermediate level ballet, jazz & contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics, teen contemporary (13+ONLY) and cheer and drill (12 and older only).  AGE: 18 months – 2 years (Ballet Only) and 3 & Older FEE: $20 tuition + $25 annual registration fee; Package Deal – Any 3 classes for $55 per participant REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: .  Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571.

BABY BALLET

HIP HOP

For 18 months-2 years old, this class focuses on the basics of ballet, balance, and creative movement. The use of a gym mat, small fun props and a ballet barre will be utilized in Baby Ballet.

Hip Hop class encourages dancers to express themselves through smooth, urban, and jazzy-funk movements while focusing on staging, visuals, performance and style. The most important part of this class is to ALWAYS HAVE FUN! Advanced classes are for more experienced dancers; instructors will recommend dancers be in beginner or advanced classes at their discretion.

BALLET Dancers will learn the correct form of body alignment, technique, musicality, and line and grace while also educating them on the terms, language and vocabulary of this discipline.

ACROBATICS Acrobatics focuses on strengthening and conditioning the body for tumbling and tricks, or skills, used in dance. The instructor will assist each student individually until the dancer can perform the skill safely and effectively without assistance.

JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY During this class Jazz and Contemporary are fused together to focus on diverse training of technique, body isolation, strength building and performance.

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DANCE. BY THE BAY.

NEXT LEVEL DANCE SCHEDULE

TEEN CONTEMPORARY This class focuses on all forms of dance and works for all levels and for ages 13-17! Intermediate classes are for more experienced dancers; instructors will recommend dancers be in beginner or intermediate classes at their discretion.

LADIES NIGHT Whether you have never danced before, just started or want some extra training with your regular dance education, this class focuses on all forms of dance! WHERE: Aerobics Room DATE: Fridays SESSION 1: April 12, 2019 TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM AGE: 18+ FEE: $15 registration NEW REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571

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CENTERS. BY THE BAY.

BROOKGLEN COMMUNITY CENTER 3324 Somerton, La Porte TX 77571 HOURS Monday - Friday School Year: 3:00PM - 7:30PM Summer Hours 10:00AM - 8:00PM AMENITIES: Computers • WiFi • Pool Table • Ping Pong Table • Air Hockey Table • Video Games • Board Games • Books

CHARLES WALKER COMMUNITY CENTER 322 North 4th Street, La Porte TX 77571 HOURS Monday - Friday School Year: 11:30AM - 8:00PM Summer Hours 10:00AM - 8:00PM AMENITIES: Computers • WiFi • Pool Tables • Ping Pong Table • Foosball Table Video Games • Board Games

MONARCH BUTTERFLY WAYSTATION Did you know? The Monarch Butterfly was name the Texas state insect in 1995 by the state legislature.  The Monarch butterfly is a pollinator that plays a vital role in the food chain for humans and other animals.  Without pollinators, we'd have limited supply of fresh produce, which we rely on daily.  Monarch butterflies are migratory creatures.  Millions of monarch butterflies pass through Texas every fall to overwintering areas in Mexico and venture through Texas the following spring as they journey to northern United States for the summer.  Many people are enamored by the monarch butterfly migration cycle but the species is dwindling due to development and widespread use of herbicides in croplands, pastures and roadsides.  Subdivisions, factories, shopping centers, etc. consume 6,000 acres of natural monarch and wildlife habitat per day in the U.S.  However, many cities across the nation are taking notice, including the City of La Porte, and are making a positive impact by raising awareness of the declining population, teaching youth about monarch conservation and creating monarch butterfly habitats in the community.  The La Porte Parks and Recreation Department has instituted its first nationally recognized certified Monarch Waystation.  WHERE: Brookglen Community Center                 3324 Sommerton, La Porte, TX 77571 For more information contact (281) 470-9891 or email recreation@laportetx.gov

V.I.P.A.R. PROGRAM (Volunteers In Parks And Recreation) The City of La Porte is looking for the next generation of responsible candidates to assist with recreational programs, camps and events! If you’re 13-18 and would like to get involved or need community service hours for school contact us today. The V.I.P.A.R. (Volunteer in Parks and Recreation) program enable youth to build a foundation of knowledge, positive attitude, and skills that are needed to be a responsible volunteer. The V.I.P.A.R. will spend their time productively by assisting in recreational programs, events, recreation centers, athletics, and more. Check in once a week at Charles Walker to gather assignments. Ongoing Registration Age: 13-18 years Fee: Free Registration deadline: Ongoing For more information email: broughtonD@laportetx.gov or call the Charles Walker Center at 281-470-7545.

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FITNESS. BY THE BAY.

THREE LANE LAP POOL • FULL COURT GYMNASIUM • RACQUETBALL COURT WEIGHT & CARDIO ROOM • AEROBICS ROOM • SAUNA • STEAM ROOM FULL SERVICE MEN'S & WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOMS HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY 5:15AM - 9:00PM | SATURDAY 8:00AM - 5:00PM | SUNDAY 11:00AM - 5:00PM

WATER AEROBICS This class targets all muscle groups with minimum impact on the joints and improves heart function, balance and circulation. WHERE: Recreation & Fitness Center Pool DATE: M, W & F or M, T & TH SESSION 4: April 22 - May 24, 2019 SESSION 5: June 3 —June 28, 2019 TIME:  7:00AM or 8:15AM – Monday, Wednesday, Friday             5:30PM – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday AGE: 16+ FEE:  $30 Member | $35 Non-Member | Walk In $6 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Register in person at the Recreation & Fitness Center located at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571 Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2019 | April - June

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FITNESS. BY THE BAY.

JAZZERCISE ® Jazzercise is a combination of aerobic exercise, dance fitness and strength training that is available for all teensadults from beginner to advanced fitness levels. WHERE: Recreation & Fitness Center Aerobics Room DATE: Monday - Thursday & Saturday TIME: Monday - Thursday 5:30PM - 6:30PM Friday 4:00PM - 5:30PM Saturdays 8:30AM - 9:30AM Tuesday & Thursday 9:00AM - 10:00AM AGES: 13+ FEE: Varies REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: For more information or to register visit: https://jcls.jazzercise.com/facility/jazzercisela-porte-recreation-center

FLOW JIU JITSU HOUSTON Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Available for kids (ages 6-17) and adult (18+). Extra sparring and open mat available, please see instructor. Facility: Recreation & Fitness Center Room #2 TIME: Kids (M,W) 5:45PM — 6:30PM           Kids (T,Th) 6:45PM — 7:30PM            Adults (M,W) 7:00PM — 8:00PM            Adult (T,Th) 7:30PM — 8:30PM FEE: $50 | One Time Enrollment Fee Kids Member $90 | Kids Non-Member $95 Adult Member  $100 | Adult Non-Member $105 *Family Pricing: 20% Off Base Price 

REFIT WITH FITPAC STUDIOS REFIT combines powerful movements with positive music that will change your body, but your body is only the beginning, its a great workout that you'll feel great about. WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Monthly, Tuesdays and Thursdays TIME: 6:30PM – 7:30PM AGE: 16+ FEE: $35 per month members | $40 per month non-members Walk-in $7 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Contact thePAC@fitPACstudios.com

REFIT PAC NIGHT The PAC will help you build a foundation, structure, and a support system that will fuel your personal journey for a lifetime. We are about building friendships, trying new things and celebrating milestones. If you're looking to experience new and exciting activities with friends, join us the 2nd Thursday of every month for #PACnight! WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Every 2nd Thursday of the month SESSION 1: April 14, 2019 SESSION 2: May 11, 2019 SESSION 3: June 13 2019 TIME: 6:30PM - 7:30PM AGE: All ages welcome FEE: $5 for non-REFIT members  REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Contact thePAC@fitPacstudios.com for additional information.

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SENIORS. BY THE BAY.

NORMAN L. MALONE SENIOR CENTER SENIOR MEALS MONTHLY ACTIVITIES Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 12:00PM for participants 60+ years of age. Registration is required at least 2 days in advance per our food vendor. Monetary donations are appreciated. Homebound seniors may request an assessment for qualification for home delivered meals by calling (281) 470-9897. Meals are delivered Monday - Friday. Monetary donations are appreciated.

SENIOR BREAKFAST Stop by for a home cooked hot breakfast! Funds raised will benefit the senior site council. WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 TIME: 9:00AM FEE: Purchase tickets for $3 at Senior Center Front Desk REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 29, 2019

POTLUCK DINNER

Bring your favorite dish and join us for dinner. WHERE: Normal L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Thursdays, April 11, 2019, May 9, 2019, and June 13, 2019 TIME: 5:00PM AGE: N/A FEE: N/A REGISTRATION: Sign up at Senior Center Front Desk

SENIOR WATER AEROBICS

Gym Walking - Daily • 8:30AM - 9:15AM Bible Study - Tuesdays • 10:00AM Dominoes (42)  - 1st & 3rd Tuesdays • 12:30PM Bean Bag Baseball - Wednesdays • 12:30PM Bingo - Thursdays • 11:00AM Line Dancing - Thursdays •  10:30AM Pot Luck Dinner - 2nd Thursdays • 5:00PM, except February Afternoon Game  - 2nd Fridays • 12:30PM Chair Volleyball – Tuesdays – 12:30AM & Wednesdays – 10:00AM Quilter’s Class – Mondays – 10:00AM Yarn – Ologist Class – Thursdays – 10:00AM Bridge, Karaoke, Red Hat Group meetings & luncheons, Senior Olympics, Holiday Parties, Picnics & Dances

RED HAT SOCIETY OUTINGS Senior Red Hat Society is a group which empowers each other to pursue their passions and discover all that life has in store. Members support one another through all of life’s challenges and celebrations. The RHS is comprised of women from all walks of life who are committed to joyful living, growing, exploring new interests, having fun and creating new friendships, where women while live life to its fullest. WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Friday, April 5, 2019 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Tuesday, June 4, 2019 TIME: TBA AGE: 55+ FEE: Lunch will not be provided REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: May 1, 2019, and May 28, 2019

This class is for Norman L. Malone Senior Center members only and is a full body workout targeting all muscle groups with minimal impact. WHERE: Recreation & Fitness Center DATE: SESSION 1: May 20, 2019 – July 5, 2019 (M, W, F) SESSION 1: May 21, 2019 – July 2, 2019 (T & TH) TIME: 10:00AM (M,W,F) and 9:00AM (T & TH) AGE: 55 + Years FEE: Free for Residents | Non- Residents must have membership at Fitness Center REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: SESSION 1: May 13, 2019 (M, W,F) May 14, 2019 (T & TH)

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SENIOR EVENTS. BY THE BAY.

A LITTLE DAY MUSIC

A Little Day Music is a series of free concerts presented in the Garden Foyer of the Wortham Center. Pack your lunch and join us! Where: Downtown Houston When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 and May 1, 2019 Time: Bus leaves at 10:00AM - Show starts at 12:00PM Age: 55+ Minimum: 10 Maximum: 14 Fee: Free/ Bring a sack lunch. Registration:  Residents April 24, 2019 | Non- residents April 25, 2019. Please register at Norman L. Malone Senior Center Front Desk

BLACK COWBOY MUESUM The Black Cowboy Museum in Rosenberg Texas is an amazing collection of stories and memorabilia dedicated to the history of the Black Cowboy in Texas History and Today. WHERE: Rosenberg, TX DATE: Friday, May 17, 2019 TIME: 8:45AM AGE: 55+ FEE: $5 Entry Fee & $3 Transportation Fee + lunch MINIMUM:  16 MAXIMUM: 28 REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Residents May 2, 2019 | NonResidents May 3, 2019

ASTROS GAME Join us for a day of fun as the Houston Astros face the Pittsburgh Pirates. WHERE: Minute Maid Park Houston, TX DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2019 TIME: 11:00AM AGE: 55+ FEE: TBA + $3 transportation fee MINIMUM:  16 MAXIMUM: 28 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Residents April 1, 2019 | Non-Residents April 2, 2019

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MOTHER'S DAY TEA May is for Mother's Day! Stop by and join us for a Mother’s Day celebration luncheon, WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Wednesday, May, 15, 2019 TIME: 10:00AM AGE: 55+ FEE: Free REGISTRATION DEADLINE: N/A

SENIORS SPRING PICNIC Join us for a day of fun at the park WHERE: Pecan Park DATE: Friday, May 24, 2019 TIME: 9:00AM to 1:00PM AGE: 55+ FEE: N/A REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: May 6, 2019

FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION Help us celebrate all the Fathers & Grandfathers in June! Stop by and join us for coffee and donuts. WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Monday. June 17, 2019 TIME: 9:30AM AGE: 55+ FEE: N/A REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Monday, June 10, 2019

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS. BY THE BAY. The Special Programs Center is located at 1302 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. This is a year round program offering day camps in the summer and after school/work programs throughout the year.  We also offer an adult day program for independently functioning adults.  The main objective of the S.P.O.R.T. (Special Populations Organized Recreation Therapy) program is to provide recreational activities, enhance fine and gross motor skills and create lasting friendships in a safe and structured environment for those with mental or physical disabilities.  For more information call (281) 470-1579.                             

DAILY ACTIVITIES Mondays- Life Skills and Recreation Activities Tuesdays- Library, Life Skills and Special Olympics Wednesdays- Life Skills and Recreation Activities Thursdays- Life Skills, Recreation Activities and Special Olympics Fridays- Field Trips

AREA 22 SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPRING GAMES On Saturday, April 27th, the Area 22 Special Olympics Spring Games will be held from 8:00AM-5:00PM at Dickinson High School. We will be traveling there with 15-20 athletes to compete in the sport of track & field. Come support as we try and bring home the gold! WHERE: Dickinson High School DATE: Saturday, April 27, 2019 TIME: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BANQUET We will be having our annual Special Olympics banquet at the Special Programs Center in La Porte. The event will honor our athletes for all of their hard work during the year. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Thursday, May 9, 2019 TIME: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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LA PORTE SPECIAL OLYMPICS SHRIMP BOIL

We will be holding our annual Shrimp Boil to benefit our La Porte Special Olympics team. The plates are $12.00 and will include shrimp, potatoes, corn, dessert and drink. There will also be raffle tickets sold to win prizes. WHERE: Normal L. Malone Senior Center DATE:  Saturday, April 6, 2019 TIME:  11:00AM - 1:00PM FEE: $12.00 per plate Tickets can be purchased at the La Porte Senior Center or at the La Porte Special Programs Center.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES

We will be traveling to Arlington to compete in the sport of basketball at the Special Olympics Summer Games. We will be taking 10-15 athletes from our Special Olympics Program. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: May 16 – 19, 2019 TIME: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS. BY THE BAY.

CAMP REACH

CAMP UNITY

This camp is designed for the preschool aged participant (ages 3-5) who has not competed kindergarten yet. This camp is designed for children with or without a physical or mental impairment. Campers without impairments must be sensitive to the needs of those with impairments. Activities will include arts and crafts, swimming, sports, games and life skills activities. ALL campers must be potty-trained. The camp will be held at the Special Programs Center from 9:00AM-3:00PM. The max for this camp is 12 participants. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2019 TIME: 9:00AM-3:00PM Ages: 3-5 FEE: $60 Call (281) 470-1579 for additional information.

This camp is designed for the junior high aged participant with or without a physical impairment (which may include hearing impairment, mobility impairment, or vision impairment). To attend this camp the child must be on grade level and able to function in a group setting with minimal instructions. Campers without impairments must be sensitive to the needs of those with impairments.  Activities will include arts and crafts, swimming, sports, games and life skills activities. The max for this camp is 15 participants. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12, 2019 TIME: 9:00AM - 3:00PM AGES: 12-15 FEE: $60 Call (281) 470-1579 for additional information.

CAMP CREATIVITY This camp is designed for the elementary aged participant who is autistic or has a cognitive impairment. This camp is for the child who is in a life skills setting or inclusion classes during school. Activities will include arts and crafts, swimming, sports, games and life skills activities. The max for this camp is 10 participants. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Monday - Friday | July 15 – July 19, 2019 TIME: 9:00AM - 3:00PM AGES: 5-12 FEE: $60 Call (281) 470-1579 for additional information.

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2019 | April - June

CAMP WAVE This camp is designed for the teen or adult aged participant with a mental or physical impairment. The participant should be able to function independently in a group setting with minimal instructions.  Activities will include arts and crafts, swimming, sports, games, and life skills activities. The max for this camp is 20 participants. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Monday - Friday | July 29 – August 2, 2019 TIME: 9:00AM - 3:00PM AGES: 13-60 FEE: $40 Call (281) 470-1579 for additional information.

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CITY OF LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

EVENTS. BY THE BAY.

MAIN STREET TRADE DAYS

1st Saturday of Each Month | 10:00AM - 2:00PM | 200 Block of Main Street Enjoy a day out with friends while browsing antiques, collectibles, re-purposed furniture, artisan vendors and the many eclectic shops and eateries along the 200 Block of West Main Street

SUMMER FAMILY POOL EVENTS Free Entry, Free Food, Games, Bounce House, Swimming, and More! 1. Come join us to celebrate our brand new Northwest Pool renovations with a family friendly pool party! We'll have free food, games, bounce house, Kona Ice, DJ, and more! Friday, June 7, from 6:00PM - 9:00PM, 10210 North P Street 2. Flick & Float: Friday, July 12, from 8:00PM - 11:00PM @ Wave Pool 3. End of Summer Bash: Friday, August 9, from 6:00PM - 9:00PM @ San Jacinto Pool

ARBOR DAY TREE & SEED BALL GIVEAWAY Friday April 26, 2019 | 9:00AM – 2:00PM | Behind the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center Come by the Recreation & Fitness Center and pick up a free tree and free seed balls: each seed ball is loaded with seeds that can be used to start your own pollinator garden! Supplies are limited so come early. Sponsored by Trees For Houston and the City Of La Porte.

SYLVAN BEACH TRIATHLON Sunday June 9, 2019 | 7:00AM | 636 N. Bayshore, Sylvan Beach Park, La Porte TX 77571 The Sylvan Beach Triathlon is coming back to La Porte with a new addition, the Olympic Triathlon! Find more detailed information about the Triathlon/Duathlon at: https://www.bayoucitytriseries.com/sylvan Fee: See website for more information Registration: https://www.bayoucitytriseries.com/sylvan

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION Friday. June 14 - 17, 2019 | La Porte TX 77571 Juneteenth Celebration proudly sponsored by The La Porte Community Civic Club. Celebration includes: community reunion, parade, free food, beauty pageant, live music, baseball game and much more activities!. Let's support and participate to make this year's activities..... La Porte Community Reunion | Friday, June 14, 2019 | 6:00PM - 10:00PM | Jennie Riley Center, 322 North 4th Annual Parade and Celebration | Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10:00AM Sylvan Beach Activities | Saturday, June 15, 2019 | Following Parade Religious Service | Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 3:30PM | Jennie Riley Center, 322 North 4th Annual Softball Game | Monday, June 17, 2019 | 5:00PM | Deotis Gay Sr. Northside Ballfield, 322 North 4th Street

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2019 | April - June

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CITY OF LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

RENTALS. BY THE BAY.

EVELYN KENNEDY CENTER 618 SAN JACINTO STREET

RENTAL DATES: MONDAY - THURSDAY | 8:00AM - 10:00PM FRIDAY - SUNDAY | 8:00AM - 12:00AM RATES: $25 per hour (2 hour minimum); $200 Deposit MAX OCCUPANCY: 200 pe MAX SEATING: 150 persons AMENITIES: 48 X 48 square feet, 25 • 8' Rectangle & 11 • 6' Round Tables; Full Kitchen & Stage | Including Outdoor Space

JENNIE RILEY CENTER 322 NORTH 4TH STREET RENTAL DATES: MONDAY - THURSDAY | 8:00AM - 10:00PM FRIDAY - SUNDAY | 8:00AM - 12:00AM RATES: $25 per hour (2 hour minimum); $200 Deposit MAX OCCUPANCY: 150 persons MAX SEATING: 125 persons AMENITIES: 60 X 35 square feet, 20 • 8' Rectangle & 14 • 6' Round Tables & Full Kitchen

BROOKGLEN CENTER 3324 SOMERTON RENTAL DATES: SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY | 8:00AM - 12:00AM RATES: $25 per hour (2 hour minimum); $200 Deposit MAX OCCUPANCY: 50 persons MAX SEATING: 50 persons AMENITIES: 6 • 8' Rectangle Tables

SECURITY GUIDELINES

2 Security Officers are required for any event where alcohol is present. 1 Security Officer is required for any event hosting 61+ guests. Security is NOT required for events hosting 1-60 guests without alcohol. Security Fees: $40 per hour, per officer (3-hr min.) Alcohol Permit (REQUIRED): $25.

Fun Times. By the Bay | 2019 | April - June

LOMAX RODEO ARENA

1508 LOMAX SCHOOL ROAD RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY - SATURDAY | 8:00AM - 12:00AM RATES: MONDAY - THURSDAY • $150 per day; $200 Deposit FRIDAY - SUNDAY • $200 per day; $200 Deposit Electrical Box • $20 per box per night Electrical Box includes: 1 • 50 amp, 1 • 30 amp, & 20 amp duplex. (11 total boxes) MAX OCCUPANCY: 80 Persons MAX SEATING: 50 Persons AMENITIES: 10 • 8' Rectangle Tables *Concession stand is NOT included in any rental of the Lomax Rodeo Arena. For information regarding the usage of the Concession stand, please contact the La Porte Livestock Show & Rodeo Association at 832-309-0436.

LOMAX ARENA OPEN RIDING RULES:

ORDINANCE 2016-3620 • Open riding is available during arena operational hours of 7:00AM and 11:00PM, with the exceptions of those dates and times that the arena is leased. • Those wanting exclusive time in the arena shall be required to rent the facility. • No paid, private instruction is allowed for any person during open riding, in accordance with section 50-3(3), unless the person has rented the arena. • Use of bucking chutes for rough stock is not allowed during open riding. • No glass bottles are allowed on any portion of the Livestock/Rodeo Arena grounds. • Certificates of Insurance are required in connection with all rentals of the arena where the lessee brings an animal or animals to the facility. • Rentals will be posted on the bulletin board by the concession stand on a weekly basis.

SECURITY GUIDELINES Outdoor facilities such as Rodeo arena events, permitting alcohol are required to have 1 Security Officer per every 100 persons, with a minimum of 2 Security Officers.

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CITY OF LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

RENTALS. BY THE BAY.

FIELD RENTAL INFORMATION LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU SOCCER FIELDS 600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY - THURSDAY                                8:00AM - 11:00PM                                 FRIDAY & SATURDAY                                 8:00AM - 12:00AM

FARRINGTON BALLFIELDS 3540 Farrington RENTAL DATES: MONDAY- THURSDAY                                8:00AM - 11:00PM

DEOTIS GAY, SR. "NORTHSIDE" BALLFIELD 322 North 4th Street RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY - THURSDAY                              8:00AM - 11:00PM                                FRIDAY & SATURDAY                                8:00AM - 12:00AM RATES FOR ALL FIELDS: $10/hr (with light) · $7.50/hr (without lights)

SPLASH PARKS OPEN

BROOKGLEN SPLASH PARK

600 LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU DRIVE

Monday - Thursday 7:30PM - Midnight Friday - Sunday 6:30PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $125/hr (2hr minimum) Max Occupancy: 600 Guest Security Fees: $40 per hour, per officer Alcohol Permit (REQUIRED): $25. No glass containers allowed.

10210 NORTH P STREET Monday - Sunday 7:00PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $50/hr (2hr minimum) Max Occupancy: 100 people Security Fees: $40 per hour, per officer

SAN JACINTO POOL

FAIRMONT POOL

504 EAST G STREET

10216 HILLRIDGE

Monday - Sunday 7:00PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $50/hr (2hr minimum) Max Occupancy: 100 people Security Fees: $40 per hour, per officer

Monday - Sunday 7:00PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $50/hr (2hr minimum) Max Occupancy: 100 people Security Fees: $40 per hour, per officer

Pools reservations begin April 25, 2019 for La Porte Residents & April 29, 2019 for Non-residents. The first available rental date for all pools is June 3, 2019.

POOL INFORMATION

DR. MLK, JR. WAVE POOL SPLASH PARK

600 LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU DRIVE

322 North 4th Street

3324 Somerton Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

POOL RENTALS OPEN WAVE POOL NORTHWEST POOL

Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

FAIRMONT PARK SPLASH PARK 10216 Hillridge Road Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

Fees:                Res = $3                 Non = $5                 Senior Citizen = $1                 Under 2 yrs free

NORTHWEST POOL 10210 NORTH P STREET Fees: $1

FAIRMONT POOL 10216 HILLRIDGE Fees: Free

SAN JACINTO POOL 504 EAST G STREET Fees: $1

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2019 | April - June

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CITY OF LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

PARKS. BY THE BAY.

1. BAY OAKS

6. FAIRMONT

254 Dwire Drive 1.2 Acres Picnic area • Gazebo • Playground Equipment

3540 Farrington 17.7 acres Baseball Fields • Swimming Pool • Playground Equipment • Basketball Court • Splash Park

2. BROOKGLEN

7. FIVE POINTS PLAZA

3324 Somerton 2 acres Playground Equipment • 1 Practice Backstop • Brookglen Recreation Center • Splash Park • Picnic Area

3. CENTRAL

100 Broadway 1 acre Pavilion

2.4 acres Playground Equipment

9. GLEN MEADOWS

700 Willow Creek 3.5 acres Baseball Field • Basketball Court • Playground Equipment • 1/4 Mile Walking Trail

5. DR. MLK JR. 322 North 4th Street 2.7 acres Baseball Field - Open Air Basketball Pavilion - Jennie Riley Community Center - Playground Equipment - Splash Park

1508 Lomax School Road 10 acres Covered Rodeo Arena • Playground Equipment

13. NORTHWEST 10210 North P Street 35 acres 7 Soccer Fields • Basketball Court • Swimming Pool • Playground

8. FOURTEENTH STREET 14. OHIO STREET 500 North 14th Street

618 San Jacinto Street 4.6 acres Roller Hockey Rink • Picnic Area • Basketball Court • Swimming Pool Evelyn Kennedy Civic Center • Bicycle Rest Stop on San Jacinto Pathway • Playground

4. CREEKMONT

12. LOMAX

801 Valley Brook 8.13 acres 1/2 Mile Walking Trail • Playground Equipment • 4 Practice Backstops Basketball Court

10. HERITAGE

604 Park Drive .75 acres Society Museum • Original Library Museum and Centennial Statue

11. LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU

600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive 48.7 acres 4 Softball Fields • 2 Soccer Fields • Wave Pool • Picnic Area • Playground Equipment • Nature Trail • Mile Bicycle Path • 2 Tennis Courts

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2019 | April - June

300 South Ohio Street .93 acres Playground Equipment • Picnic Area

15. PECAN 3600 Canada Road 34 acres Baseball Complex • Walking Trail • Playground Equipment • Picnic Area

16. PETE GILLIAM 200 North Holmes 1.2 acres Practice Backstop • Picnic Area

17. PFEIFFER

900 South Virginia 1.2 acres Playground Equipment • Basketball Court • Picnic Area

18. PINE BLUFF 1 Bayshore Drive .11 acres Picnic Shelter with BBQ Pit • Bay View

19. SEABREEZE 1300 Bayshore Drive 3.8 acres Fishing Pier • Playground Equipment • Covered Pavilion

20. SPENWICK 9225 Carlow .5 acres Playground Equipment • Picnic Table

21. TOM BROWN 300 South Lobit .57 acres Playground Equipment • Picnic Area • Basketball Court

22. WOODFALLS 3801 1/2 Driftwood 8 acres Fishing Pond • Picnic Area • BBQ Pits • Jogging Trail Page 20

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City of La Porte Parks and Recreation Program Guide for April, May, June 2019.