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4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT THE WAVE POOL!

LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

FUN TIMES By the Bay. JULY - SEPT 2018

PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH JULY 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS LA PORTE KID’ S RODEO

SAVE THE DATE OCTOBER 20 SEARCH FOR LAFITTE'S GOLD

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

NEW MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM

MAIN STREET TRADE DAYS

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JULY PARKS & REC MONTH

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WHO TO CALL: Rental Information • General Inquiries: 281-470-7275 Fitness Center • Activity Information: 281-470-9891 Senior Services Information • Home-bound • Meals on Wheels: 281-470-9897 Special Olympics Information: 281-470-1579 E-mail: parksandrec@laportetx.gov Registration: https://secure.rec1.com/TX/la-porte-tx/catalog

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RECREATION. BY THE BAY.

NEW MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM

The City of La Porte is announcing its new online recreation system, REC1, which allows residents to easily search and sign up for upcoming classes, pool memberships, reservations and facilities rentals.

START SMART FOOTBALL START SMART LACROSSE Start Smart Football teaches children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized football while they work oneon-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children and their parents’ skills in throwing, catching, hand-eye coordination and running/agility without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. This is a parent interactive program. Please be prepared to participate with the children. WHERE: Jennie Riley Community Center DATE: Wednesday, August 8 – September 12, 2018 TIME: 5:30PM- 6:30PM AGES: 3 - 5 years FEE: $15 REGISTRATIONDEADLINE: Monday, August 6, 2018 by 4:00PM MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 10 Registration Info & Deadline: Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/la-porte-tx/catalog or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S. Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571 by March 26, 2018 at 4:00PM. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information!

Start Smart Lacrosse is a developmentally appropriate introductory lacrosse program for children 3-5 years old. Start Smart prepares children and their parents for beginner lacrosse. This is a parent interactive program. Please be prepared to participate with the children. WHERE: Jennie Riley Community Center DATE: Wednesday, September 19 – October 24, 2018 TIME: 5:30PM- 6:30PM AGES: 3 - 5 years FEE: $15 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 17, 2018 by 4:00PM MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 10 Registration Info & Deadline: Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/la-porte-tx/catalog or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571 by March 26, 2018 at 4PM. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information!

JULY PARKS & REC MONTH This July, the La Porte Parks & Recreation Department is celebrating Parks and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From Providing us places to get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential serves and improve quality of life.  The City of La Porte offers three community centers, a senior center, SPORT gym, recreation & fitness center, five city swimming pools, three splash parks, over thirteen miles of trails, and twenty-three park facilities to explore!  Follow along with the calendar of activities that you can print out online from their newsletter at laportetx.gov/funtimesbythebay and share your photos and love of parks using the hashtag  #discoverlaporte.

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RECREATION. BY THE BAY. KARATE Sign your kids up for karate instruction sponsored by American Society of Karate. INSTRUCTOR: David Lange WHERE: Evelyn Kennedy Community Center DATE: Mondays, June 4 – August 13, 2018 Beginner Children: 6:30PM - 7:30PM (Ages 5-11) Advanced Belt Children: 6:30PM - 7:30PM (Ages 5-11) Teen & Adults: 7:30PM - 9:00PM (Ages 11 and Up) FEE: $50 Registration + $30 Uniform REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: For more information or to enroll, contact Bill Gray at (281) 482-3004 or David Lange (281)850-4702.

PUBLIC SAFETY POOL PARTY Join us as we enjoy swimming, hot dogs drinks. and the company of our own City of La Porte Parks and Recreation, Fire and EMS Departments! This event gives patrons an opportunity to interact with public safety officers in a nonthreatening environment. Admission is FREE and giveaways and door prizes will be given out at each event!  This event is sponsored by: Noltex LLC. and LEPC. WHERE:  Northwest Pool on July 12th                  10210 North P Street                  San Jacinto Pool on July 26th                  504  East G Street TIME:  5:00PM - 7:00PM 

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. program enables 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. Contact: recreation@laportetx.gov for more information.

CITY UNIVERSITY Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of your City. We want our citizens to have input on the direction we are taking as a City, and this program will give you a direct line of communication with both your elected leaders and City Staff. At the end of the ten week session,  a graduation will be held at a City Council meeting on November 12th.  Hope to see you soon! WHERE:  Various facilities throughout the City DATES:  September 6 - November 8, 2018 TIME:  Thursday 6:00PM - 9:00PM FEE: Free REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Monday, September 3rd at the Recreation & Fitness Center, 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571.  To find out more call (281) 470-9891 for additional information.

PICKUP PICKLEBALL & VOLLEYBALL Reserve a Volleyball or Pickleball court at the Recreation & Fitness Center by calling (281) 470-9891 at least 24 hours in advance. A minimum of six players is required for Volleyball. Membership or day pass needed for admission.

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SWIM LESSONS. BY THE BAY. SWIMMING LESSONS Classes are limited to 10 participants per session and will last for 45 minutes. WHERE: Various outdoor pools DATE: Monday – Thursday TIME: Various AGE: 6 months + FEE: $25 per session REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Register online at www.laportetx.gov/registertoday or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571 each Monday prior to first day of lessons by 4:00PM

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

ISR INFANT SURVIVAL SWIMMING LESSONS

Private swim lessons offer one on one instruction from our most experienced certified instructors. These private lessons. Offer 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 + FEE: $60 per session REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: You must be paired with a swim instructor to schedule private lessons prior to registering. Please contact (281) 470-9891 for additional information!

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 our Facebook page ISR La Porte. Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | July - September

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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 Join us this fall 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 first time registration; Package Deal – Any 3 classes for $55 per participant REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: .  Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/la-porte-tx/catalog or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571.

BABY BALLET

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.

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.

HIP HOP

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. Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | July - September

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DANCE. BY THE BAY. 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.

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This class focuses on the technique, skills and performance necessary for a Cheer and or Drill Team such as high kicks, jumps, leaps, turns etc. Cheer and Drill class is for dancers 12 years old and up who are preparing to audition for a school or competitive team.

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SUMMER INTENSIVE

Have you ever wanted to try all of the Next Level Dance offerings at once? If so, Angel Goines, Next Level Dance Owner, has put together summer workshops you’re not going to want to miss!  Summer Workshops include multiple dance disciplines taught by experienced instructors in a weekly format. WHERE: Recreation & Fitness Aerobics Room DATE: Monday - Friday (6 and older) Tuesday & Thursday (18 mos - 5 years) SESSION: July 16 -20, 2018 SESSION: July 23 - 27, 2018 TIME: 4:00PM – 8:00PM AGE: 18 months+ FEE: $30 - $50 depending on class REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Stay tuned for additional registration details coming this Spring!

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CENTERS. BY THE BAY. BROOKGLEN COMMUNITY CENTER

CHARLES WALKER COMMUNITY CENTER

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

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

MONARCH BUTTERFLY WAYSTATION

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

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 FEE: Free  For more information contact (281) 470-9891 or recreation@laportetx.gov

This program is designed to help young students in our community continue to learn through the summer as well as work on what they have already learned in school to better equip students for the upcoming school year. Activities include: writing, reading and math skills using fun games and activities.  Books will be provided to students to read on a weekly basis. WHERE: Jennie Riley Civic Center DATE: Tuesdays & Thursdays SESSION 3: July 3, 2018 *No Class on July 5, 2018 SESSION 4: July 10 & 12, 2018 SESSION 5: July 17 & 19, 2018 SESSION 6: July 24 & 26, 2018 TIME:  1:00PM – 3:00PM AGE: Incoming kindergartners to incoming 3rd grade FEE: FREE REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/la-porte-tx/catalog or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571.  Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information!  Walk-ins are permitted if program minimum is reached.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM Monday - Friday May 28 - August 17, 2018 *No Food Program on July 4, 2018 BREAKFAST 8:00AM - 9:00PM LUNCH 11:00AM - 1:00PM SNACK 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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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

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SENIOR WATER AEROBICS 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 Pool DATE: Session 1: July 16 – September 7, 2018 (M, W, F) Session 1: July 17 – September 6, 2018 (T &TH) Session 2: September 17 – November 9, 2018 (M,W,F) Session 2: September 18 – November 8, 2018 (T & TH) TIME: 10:0AM (M,W,F) and 9:00AM (T & TH) AGE: 55 + FEE: Free for Residents | Non- Residents must have membership at Recreation & Fitness Center. Sign up at Seniors Center REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: July 9, 2018 (M, W, F) July 10, 2018 (T & TH) and Session 2: September 5, 2018 (M,W,F) September 6, 2018 (T & TH) Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | July - September

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 1: June 25 -July 20 , 2018 Session 2: July 31-Aug 24, 2018 Session 3: Sept 4 - Sept 28, 2018 TIME: 7:00AM or 8:15AM (M, W, F) 5:30PM (M,T,TH) AGES: 16+ FEE: $30 per member | $35 per non-members WALK IN: $6 per class REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Available on-site.

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FITNESS. BY THE BAY. REFIT

JAZZERCISE ®

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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: Tuesday and Wednesday Monthly TIME: 6:45PM – 7:45PM AGE: 16+ FEE: $35 per month members | $40 per month non-members Walk-in $7 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Contact thePAC@fitPACstudios.com

JIU-JITSU

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Kids (ages 6-17), Adult (18+). Extra sparring and open mat available, please see instructor. Facility: Recreation & Fitness Center Room #2 TIME: Kids 5:45PM—6:30PM, Adults 7:00PM—8:00PM, (M,W) Kids 6:45PM—7:30PM (T,Th), Adult 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 

PILATES

This class is a basic mat class, it will help you improve your posture flexibility, also, your core. Enroll in a class today! Facility: Recreation & Fitness Center Room #1 Date: Tuesday & Thursday Session: July 3 — July 26, 2018 Session: July 31 – August 23, 2018 Season : August 28 — September 20, 2018 Session: September 25 — October 18, 2018 Time: 6:00PM — 6:30PM Fee: $25 member | $30 non-member Walk In $10 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Available on-site. Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | July - September

Jazzercise is a combination of aerobic exercise, dance fitness and strength training that is available for all teens-adults from beginner to advanced fitness levels. WHERE: Recreation & Fitness Center Aerobics Room DATE: Monday - Thursday & Saturday TIME: Monday - Thursday 5:30PM - 6:30PM 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: http://local.jazzercise.com/la-porte-fitness-center10993/La-Porte-TX/

BARRE FITNESS

Barre Fitness focuses on a combination of creative and basic Ballet technique, barre choreography and cardio segments in order to define and challenge the body in an innovative way. Focusing on strength, flexibility, and balance, you will be guided through functional combinations of well-coordinated movements and isometric holds. Barre class is taught with upbeat, high energy music to motivate and push you along! Where: Recreation & Fitness Center Room #1 Date: Tuesday & Thursday Session 1: June 26 - July 19 Session 2: July 24—August 16, 2018 Session 3: August 21—September 13, 2018 Session 4: September 18—October 2, 2018 Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM Age: 16+ Fee: $40 for members/$45 for non-members per session Registration Deadline: Mondays before each session by 4:00PM Minimum: 3 Maximum: 15

CAMP GLADIATOR

Camp Gladiator is adult outdoor group fitness for all ages and all fitness levels! Sessions are offered in four week cycles with a total of 10 camps each year. WHERE: Pecan Park DATE: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays July 2, 2018 – September 27, 2018 TIME: 8:30AM AGE: All ages FEE: $69/session REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Registration is available at any time but is more beneficial at the start of our four week camp cycle. For more information visit campgladiator.com or contact Kristin Parker at (281) 635-7696.

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SENIORS. BY THE BAY. NORMAN L. MALONE SENIOR CENTER MONTHLY ACTIVITIES SENIOR MEALS 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, July 10, 2018 and September 11, 2018 TIME: 9:00AM FEE: $3 Purchase tickets at Senior Center Front Desk REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 9, 2018 and September 10, 2018

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

POTLUCK DINNER

Bring your favorite dish and join us for dinner. WHERE: Normal L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Thursdays, July 12, 2018, August 9, 2018, and September 13, 2018 TIME: 5:00PM FEE: Free

RED HAT SOCIETY OUTINGS Senior Red Hat Society is a group where senior women of all walks of life will gather and enjoy each others company through various programs and events. This group is designed for pure enjoyment!  Our goal for all our Senior Red Hat Society members is to create valuable relationships with other women while living life to its fullest.   WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Tuesdays of the month July 10, 2018, August 7, 2018 & September 4, 2018 TIME: 11:00AM AGE: 55+ FEE: Lunch will not be provided REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: June 26, 2018, July 31, 2018 & August 28, 2018

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SENIOR EVENTS. BY THE BAY. CHRISTMAS IN JULY Christmas in July is a fundraiser held at the Bay Area Community Center, which gives seniors and local residents an opportunity to do holiday shopping indoor and outdoor with over 40 vendors. Sack lunch will be provided. WHERE: Bay Area Community Center, Seabrook, Texas DATE: Friday, July 13, 2018 TIME: 9:00AM - 2:00PM, Bus leaves at 9AM AGE: 55+ FEE: N/A MINIMUM:  12 MAXIMUM: 14 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Residents July 2, 2018 | Non-Residents July 3, 2018

BELLVILLE, TEXAS TRIP Mike Newman is the creative force behind both the castle and the bakery bearing his name. Since exploring Europe in his early 20’s, he had the dream to build his own castle, and has made that a reality in the Bellville countryside. Exhibiting the same hard work and determination that built his successful bakery of nearly three decades, Mike broke ground on his mighty fortress in 1998. Please join us for a guided tour and lunch. WHERE: Newman’s Castle DATE: Friday, August 10, 2018 TIME: 9:00AM - 2:00PM, Bus leaves at 9AM AGE: 55+ FEE: $3 transportation fee + $20.00 lunch is included MINIMUM:  16 MAXIMUM: 32 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Residents July 23, 2018 | Non-Residents July 24, 2018

TOMBALL, TEXAS TRIP Join us for a day of fun! We will attend a narrated glass blowing demonstration and enjoy shopping at the gift shop. You provide own lunch. WHERE: Three Dimensional Visions Tomball, Texas DATE: Thursday, July 19, 2018 TIME: Bus leaves at 9:00AM AGE: 55+ FEE: $3 transportation fee + $15 entrance fee MINIMUM: 15 MAXIMUM: 32 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Residents July 2, 2018 | Non-Residents July 3, 2018

GALVESTON, TEXAS

Join us for a guided tour on the DUKW (popularly pronounced DUCK), is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck that was originally designed inside General Motors Corporation during World War II for transporting goods and troops over land and water and for use approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks. After the tour we will have lunch at the Sunflower Bakery and then shopping on The Strand. You provide your own lunch. WHERE: Galveston, Texas DATE:Friday, September 21, 2018 TIME: TBD AGE: 55+ FEE: $3 transportation fee + $20.00 lunch MINIMUM: 20 MAXIMUM: 32 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Residents August 27, 2018 | Non-Residents August 28, 2018

ALVIN, TEXAS Join us for a day of shopping at the Antique Mall, Second Chance Resale, Frobergs Farm with lunch at The Caboose BBQ. WHERE: Alvin, Texas DATE: Friday, August 31, 2018 TIME: Bus leaves at 9:30AM AGE: 55+ FEE: $3.00 transportation + lunch MINIMUM:  16 MAXIMUM: 32 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Residents August 13, 2018 Non-Residents August 14, 2018

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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.                             

CAMP UNITY

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

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. Space is Limited. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Monday - Friday | July 30 – August 3, 2018 TIME: 9:00AM - 3:00PM AGES: 13-60 FEE: $40 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday prior by 5:00PM at La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center.

AREA 22 SOFTBALL COMPETITION

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The softball competition will be held at the Stratton Ridge Sportsplex in Clute, TX. WHERE: Stratton Ridge Sportsplex DATE: Saturday, September 15, 2018 TIME: 8:00AM - 5:00PM REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: You must be a participant to register.  For more information call 281-470-1579.

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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. Space is Limited. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Monday - Friday | July 9 - July 13, 2018 TIME: 9:00AM - 3:00PM AGES: 12-15 FEE: $60 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday prior by 5:00PM at La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center.

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. Space is Limited. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Monday - Friday | July 16 – July 20, 2018 TIME: 9:00AM - 3:00PM AGES: 5-12 FEE: $60 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday prior by 5:00PM at La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center.

CAMP DEVELOP

This camp is designed for the participant with special needs who requires one on one assistance during activities or with their personal or behavioral needs. Activities will include arts and crafts, swimming, sports, games, and life skills activities. If your camper weighs over 60LBS an attendant will be required to come daily. Space is Limited. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Monday - Friday | August 6 – August 10, 2018 TIME: 9:00AM - 3:00PM AGES: 5-60 FEE: $40 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday prior by 5:00PM at La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center. Fun Times. Times. By By the the Bay Bay || 2018 2017 || October - December Fun July - September

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EVENTS. BY THE BAY.

SWEETS BY SYD COOKIE DECORATING

NEW

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM | 1322 Broadway, Norman L. Malone Senior Centere, La Porte, TX. 77571 Have you ever wondered how cookie artists decorate shortbread cookies? Well Sydni from Sweets by Syd is offering a one of a kind cookie decorating class just for you to test out your artistic ability! AGE: AGE: 7+ (Children under 12 Yrs. Old must be accompanied by an adult) FEE: $50 per person REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/la-porte-tx/catalog or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571 Monday, June 16th by 4:00PM. MINIMUM: 7 MAXIMUM: 30

MARCH TO THE PARK | LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU PARK Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM | 600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive, La Porte, TX. 77571 Help us celebrate the new playground at Little Cedar Bayou Park! The La Porte Parks and Recreation Department will provide games, activities, prize giveaways, popcorn and more.

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM | Parade: 10:00AM | Fireworks: 9:30PM Parade: Broadway St. | Fireworks: Sylvan Beach , La Porte TX 77571 Join us in downtown La Porte on the 4th of July as we celebrate America’s Independence! In the morning, enjoy one of La Porte’s longest standing parades as they travel through downtown passing out candy and goodies. Later that evening, find a spot around Sylvan Beach Park and watch one of the best firework shows you’ll ever see! Please contact Jeff Martin@713-614-2671 for parade entry.

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 on the First Saturday of each month from 10:00AM - 2:00PM.

SAVE THE DATE! Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | July - September

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EVENTS. BY THE BAY. LA PORTE KID’S RODEO Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 12:00PM – 5:00PM | 1508 Lomax School Road | Lomax Rodeo Arena, La Porte TX 77571 Calling all amateur cowboys and cowgirls, the City of La Porte is planning a rodeo you won’t want to miss! Arena events for all ages and fun for the whole family are sure to be had here. Don’t miss out on the free activities like face painting, a petting zoo and more. Pre-registration is required for each arena event and space is limited so don’t delay. Let’s rodeo La Porte! FEE: $5.00 per child/per event | Tickets can be purchased at www.laportekidsrodeo.eventbrite.com

PER-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Please arrive at least 30 minutes early for your event.

STICK HORSE DECORATIN' | 5 YRS. AND YOUNGER STICK HORSE RACIN' | 5 YRS. AND YOUNGER MUTTON BUSTIN' | 75LBS. OR LESS GOAT RIBBON PULLIN' | 9 YRS. AND YOUNGER CALF SCRAMBLE | 10-13 YRS. CALF SCRAMBLE | 14-17 YRS.

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | July - September

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EVENTS. BY THE BAY. GEOCACHING 101

NEW

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Baytown Bert will teach you everything you need to know before you begin your own geocaching adventure! INSTRUCTOR: Baytown Bert Marshall WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Saturday, July 14, 2018; August 11, 2018; September 8, 2018 & October 6, 2018 TIME: 9:30AM – 11:00AM AGE: All Ages FEE: Free REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Each registrant is required to download the geocaching.com app and create a profile before coming to class.  Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/la-porte-tx/catalog or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571 Monday, May 18th by 4:00PM.

FLICKS AT FIVE POINTS Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and join us downtown every Friday this summer for an outdoor movie at Five Points on our giant outdoor blow up screen! Showings will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. WHERE: Five Points Plaza DATE: Fridays TIME: 8:30PM 7/6 Leap! 7/13 Coco 7/20 Cars 3 7/27 The Lego Ninjago Movie 8/3 Sherlock Gnomes 8/10 Peter Rabbit Flick & Float *8/17 Moana August 17 movie be held at the Little Cedar Bayou Wave Pool

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | July - September

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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 persons MAX SEATING: 150 persons AMENITIES: 26 • 8' Rectangle & 7 • 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: 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 | 2018 | July - September

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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RENTALS. BY THE BAY. FIELD RENTAL INFORMATION LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU DEOTIS GAY SR. SOCCER FIELDS "NORTHSIDE" BALLFIELD

600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY - THURSDAY                                8:00AM - 11:00PM                                 FRIDAY & SATURDAY                                 8:00AM - 12:00AM RATES: $10/hr (with lights) • $7.50/hr (without lights)

322 North 4th Street RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY - THURSDAY                              8:00AM - 11:00PM                                FRIDAY & SATURDAY                                8:00AM - 12:00AM RATES: $10/hr (with lights) • $7.50/hr (without lights)

FARRINGTON BALLFIELDS 3540 Farrington RENTAL DATES: MONDAY- THURSDAY                                8:00AM - 11:00PM RATES: $10/hr (with lights) • $7.50/hr (without lights)

SPLASH PARKS CLOSE OCTOBER 31 BROOKGLEN DR. MLK, JR. SPLASH PARK SPLASH PARK 3324 Somerton

322 North 4th Street

Hours: 7:00AM-10:00PM

Hours: 7:00AM-10:00PM

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

PROPER SWIMWEAR REQUIRED WAVE POOL HOURS Monday - Thursday | 11:00AM - 7:00PM Friday - Sunday | 11:00AM - 6:00PM Residents $3 | Non-Resident $5 | Seniors $1 | 2 and under Free

NEIGHBORHOOD POOLS Monday - Sunday | Noon - 7:00PM Admission Fee - $1 Fairmont Park Pool - Free Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | July - September

POOL RENTALS

WAVE POOL

600 LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU DRIVE Monday - Thursday 7:30PM - Midnight Friday - Sunday - 6:30PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $125/hr (2-hr minimum) Max Occupancy: 600 people Security Fees: $40 per hour, per officer (3-hr min.) Alcohol Permit (REQUIRED): $25. No glass containers allowed.

SAN JACINTO POOL

504 EAST G STREET Monday - Sunday 7:00PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $50/hr (2-hr minimum) Max Occupancy: 100 people Security Fees: $40 per hour per officer (3-hr min.)

NORTHWEST POOL 10210 NORTH P STREET Monday - Sunday 7:00PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $50/hr (2-hr minimum) Max Occupancy: 100 people Security Fees: $40 per hour, per officer (3-hr min.)

FAIRMONT POOL 10216 HILLRIDGE Monday - Sunday 7:00PM - Midnight Deposit: $100 Rates: $50/hr (2-hr minimum) Max Occupancy: 100 people Security Fees: $40 per hour, per officer (3-hr min.)

SEASONAL POOL CLOSURES Fairmont, San Jacinto & Northwest: August 5, 2018 Wave Pool: August 12, 2018 - Open Weekends Only Through Labor Day Page 19


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PARKS. BY THE BAY.

1. BAY OAKS

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

2. BROOKGLEN

6. FIVE POINTS PLAZA 100 Broadway 1 acre Pavilion

7. FOURTEENTH STREET

500 North 14th Street 3324 Somerton 2.4 acres 2 acres Playground Equipment Playground Equipment • 1 Practice Backstop • Brookglen Recreation 801 Valley Brook Center • Splash Park • Picnic Area 8.13 acres 1/2 Mile Walking Trail • Playground Equipment • 4 Practice Backstops 618 San Jacinto Street Basketball Court 4.6 acres Roller Hockey Rink • Picnic Area • 604 Park Drive Basketball Court • Swimming Pool .75 acres Evelyn Kennedy Civic Center • Society Museum • Original Library Bicycle Rest Stop on San Jacinto Museum and Centennial Statue Pathway • Playground

8. GLEN MEADOWS

3. CENTRAL

9. HERITAGE PARK

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

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

10. 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

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

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | July - September

12. DR. MLK JR. PARK

322 North 4th Street 2.7 acres Baseball Field • Open Air Basketball Pavilion • Jennie Riley Community Center • Playground Equipment • Splash Park

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

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

15. PECAN PARK 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 PARK 1300 Bayshore Drive 3.8 acres Fishing Pier • Playground Equipment • Covered Pavilion

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

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

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

Fun Times. By the Bay.  

La Porte Parks and Recreation Program Guide July, August, September 2018

Fun Times. By the Bay.  

La Porte Parks and Recreation Program Guide July, August, September 2018

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