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CHRISTMAS ON MAIN DECEMBER 6!

LA PORTE PARKS & RECREATION

FUN TIMES By the Bay.

UPCOMING

OCT - DEC 2018

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

EVENTS

SENIOR TRIPS

SEARCH FOR LAFITTE'S GOLD

FLORAL DESIGN COURSE

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WHERE TO LOOK RECREATION 03

SPORT

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NEXT LEVEL DANCE

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RECREATION

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COMMUNITY CENTERS

FITNESS 09 WATER AEROBICS 10 FITNESS PROGRAMS

SENIORS

SEARCH FOR LAFITTE'S GOLD!

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ITS A PIRATE PARTY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY . DON'T FORGET YOUR COSTUME!

12 SENIOR EVENTS

SPECIAL PROGRAMS 13

S.P.O.R.T. PROGRAMS

EVENTS 14

CHRISTMAS ON MAIN! VIEW THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR A LISTING OF HOLIDAY EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

RENTALS 18

FACILITY RENTAL

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FIELD RENTAL/SPLASH PARKS /POOLS

PARKS 20 PARK INFORMATION

SPLASH PARKS

CLOSE FOR THE SEASON ON OCTOBER 31ST

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: laportetx.gov/register

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | October - December

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SPORTS. BY THE BAY.

TAAF YOUTH BASKETBALL TAAF COACHES CLINIC Enroll your child into youth basketball at the Recreation Fitness Center! Youth sports provide children with physical exercise, interpersonal development, teamwork experience, and much more! Practices will be held once a week with one game each Saturday for six weeks. All participants will play within the recreational league in one of the following COED divisions: U12, U10, U8 and U6. The league will abide by TAAF Youth Basketball Rules.  Uniforms will be provided. Coaches are needed!! WHERE: Recreation Fitness Center DATE: Saturday, January 19 – February 23, 2019 TIME: Practice dates and times will be chosen by volunteer coaches after registration.  Games will be held on Saturdays beginning January 19th starting at 8:00AM. AGE: 5-12 years FEE: $40 child; $55 Late Fee Registration REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 17, 2018 LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2018 by 4:00PM MINIMUM: 24/age group MAXIMUM: NA 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. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information

ILLUSION INSTITUTE TAAF LEAGUE PREP TAAF League Prep clinic for youth designed to help players transition into the upcoming league smoothly. Players will be taught fundamental basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, and basic defensive concepts. INSTRUCTOR: Joseph Harris WHERE: Recreation Fitness Center DATE: Monday & Wednesday, December 3-19, 2018 TIME & AGE: 5:00PM - 5:50PM, ages 5-7, 6:00PM - 6:50PM, ages 8-10, 7:00PM - 7:50PM, ages 11-12 FEE: $20 a week or $60 session      REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2018 by 4:00PM Minimum: 4 participates per age group Maximum: N/A 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. Call (281) 470-4575 for additional information!

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | October - December

Our TAAF Youth Basketball League is putting on a coach’s clinic for our volunteer coaches. This is an opportunity for coaches to learn the fundamentals of basketball by our own head high school’s basketball coaches. The clinic will consist of particular defenses, offenses, drills, and game preparation strategies. This will give coaches the knowledge of how to conduct practices along with teaching the game of basketball. Coaches are needed!! WHERE: La Porte High School Gym DATE: Saturday, January 5, 2019 TIME: 8:00AM -9:30AM  AGE: N/A   FEE: Free       REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2018 by 4:00PM Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571.  Call (281) 470-4575 for additional information!

START SMART SOCCER Start Smart is aimed at helping kids get ready for team sports and focuses on throwing, catching, hitting and kicking. Start Smart builds confidence and self-esteem gives children fun and positive early experience in sports, helps prepare kids for future athletic participation, and allows quality time between parents and children. WHERE: Jennie Riley Community Center DATES; Wednesday, November 7 - December 19, 2018 – Soccer (No Class 11/22) TIME: 5:30PM – 6:30PM AGE: 3-5 years FEE $15 Registration Deadline: November 5, 2018 by 4:00PM Minimum: 5 Maximum: 10 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. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information!

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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: OCTOBER 1ST – 30TH SESSION 2:  NOVEMBER 1ST – 30TH SESSION 3:  DECEMBER 3RD – 20TH 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 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

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.

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.

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | October - December

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DANCE. BY THE BAY.

NEXT LEVEL DANCE SCHEDULE

LADIES NIGHT

NEW

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: September 14 SESSION 2: October 26 SESSION 3: November 30 TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm AGE: 18+ FEE: $15 registration 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

STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY

NEW

Strength and Flexibility class helps improve core strength, turnout, and flexibility throughout the whole body in order for dancers to become aware of the lines created in dance. Instead of a quick warm up and stretch, this class focuses on "finetuning" the body that is necessary for any and all dance disciplines.

CHEER & DRILL 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.

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | October - December

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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, September 10, 2018 – December 3, 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.

PICKUP VOLLEYBALL & PICKLEBALL

Reserve a court for pickup volleyball and pickleball. 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.

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.

HOLIDAY CAMPS School is out for the holidays and we have amazing activities for the students to stay active and busy during the upcoming holiday breaks. Come in and sign students up for one of our fun-filled holiday camps. We have games, crafts and trips planned to keep them engaged during their days off. Camps are held at the Evelyn Kennedy Civic Center during Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.  Go to laportetx.gov/register for more information. WHERE: Evelyn Kennedy Civic Center DATES: Camp Turkey Monday-Wednesday, November 19-21, 2018 Camp Snowflake Thursday-Friday, December 28-29, 2018 Camp Blizzard Wednesday-Friday, January 2-4, 2018 AGES: 6-12 FEE: $60 per participant MINIMUM:  5 MAXIMUM:  10 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Reserve your spot by the Monday before the first day of camp by 4:00PM.  Register at laportetx.gov/register

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | October - December

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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 AMENITIES: Computers • WiFi • Pool Table • Ping Pong Table • Air Hockey Table • Video Games • Crafts • Board Games • Books

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

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | October - December

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

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. Facility: Charles Walker Recreation Center Date: Ongoing Time: 3:00PM - 8:00PM Age: 13-18 years Fee: Free Registration deadline: Ongoing Minimum: 2 Maximum: 30 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. Call (281) 470-9891 for additional information!

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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

SENIOR WATER AEROBICS

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 DATES: SESSION 1: September 17 – January 4, 2019 (M, W, F) SESSION 2: September 18, 2018 – January 3, 2019 (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: SESSION 1: September 10, 2018 (M, W, F) September 11 2018 (T & TH)

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: October 8 – October 30, 2018 SESSION 2:  October 31 – November 21, 2018 SESSION 3:  November 26 – December 19, 2018 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

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FITNESS. BY THE BAY.

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

JAZZERCISE ® 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: https://jcls.jazzercise.com/facility/jazzercise-la-porterecreation-center

FLOW JIU JITSU HOUSTON

PILATES

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 

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 #2 Date: Tuesday & Thursday Session 1: October 23 - November 8, 2018 Session 2: November 13 - December 6, 2018 Session 3: December 1, 2018 — January 3, 2019 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 | October - December

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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, November 13, 2018 TIME: 9:00AM FEE: $3 Purchase tickets at Senior Center Front Desk REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 12, 2018

POTLUCK DINNER Bring your favorite dish and join us for dinner. WHERE: Normal L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Thursdays, October 11, 2018 November 8, 2018 TIME: 5:00PM AGE: N/A FEE: N/A REGISTRATION: Sign up at Senior Center Front Desk

Fun Times. By the Bay | 2018 | October - December

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

RED HAT SOCIETY OUTINGS Senior Red Hat Society is a group which empower 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. omen while living life to its fullest. WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 TIME: 10:30AM AGE: 55+ FEE: Lunch will not be provided REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: October 1, 2018, November 7, 2018, December 5, 2018

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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: Wortham Theater Center, Downtown Houston , Texas DATES: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 TIME: Bus leaves at 10:00AM, Show starts at 12:00 PM AGE: 55+ FEE: Free, Bring a snack MINIMUM: 10 MAXIMUM: 14 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Residents July 2, 2018 | Non-Residents July 3, 2018

WINGS OVER HOUSTON Join us for a special private air show with up close seating and a special greeting. Where: Ellington Airport Date: October 19, 2018 Time: Bus Leaves at 8:15 AM Age: 55+ Fee: $3 + Lunch Minimum:  16 Maximum: 35 Registration:  Resident October 2, 2018 | Non resident October 3, 2018

HALLOWEEN PARTY Stop by in your best costume and join in on some great community and Halloween Fun WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM AGE: N/A FEE: Bring a snack to share REGISTRATION DEADLINE: N/A

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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: Friday, November 2, 2018 TIME: Bus leaves at 8:00AM, Return 5:00PM AGE: 55+ FEE: $18 + lunch MINIMUM: 16 MAXIMUM: 32 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Residents October 22, 2018 | Non-Residents October 23, 2018

ALPACA PEEKA RANCH, BURTON, TEXAS Join us for a guided tour of the Peeka Ranch to enjoy 60 acres of hay meadows and beautiful large oak trees. The ranch is home to 60 alpacas. WHERE: Peeka Ranch DATE:  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 TIME:  8:30AM AGE: 55 + FEE: TBA MINIMUM: 16 MAXIMUM: 25 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Residents Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Non-Residents Friday, November 16, 2018

SENIOR CHRISTMAS PARTY Stop by and join us for some Christmas JOY!! WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Friday, December 14, 2018 TIME: NOON AGE: 55+ FEE: Bring a side dish to share. We will have turkey & ham. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, December 10, 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.                             

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

2018 SPECIAL OLYMPICS FALL CLASSIC La Porte Special Olympics will be traveling to College Station to compete in the 2018 Fall Classic. We will be taking 17 athletes to compete in the sport of bocce. The classification for the competition will be on the 18th from 1:00-4:00PM and the competition will be on October 19th from 8:00AM-5:00PM. WHERE: College Station Veterans Park in College Station DATE: Thursday & Friday | October 18-19, 2018 TIME: Thursday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Fun Times. Times. By By the the Bay Bay || 2018 2017 || October Fun October -- December December

2018 AREA 22 VOLLEYBALL COMPETITION

La Porte Special Olympics will be competing in the 2018 Area 22 Volleyball Competition at Texas City High School. We will be taking 20-25 athletes and the competition will last from 8:00AM5:00PM. WHERE: Texas City High School DATE:Saturday, November 3, 2018 TIME: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

2018 AREA 22 BOWLING COMPETITION La Porte Special Olympics will be competing in the 2018 Area 22 Bowling Competition. We will be taking approximately 16 athletes to compete. The competition will be held at the AMF Alpha Lanes in Webster, TX and will be from 8:00AM-8:00PM. WHERE: AMF Alpha Lanes in Webster, Texas DATE: Saturday, December 1, 2018 TIME: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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

GEOCACHING 101 Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 9:30AM – 11:00AM | Norman L. Malone Senior Center, La Porte, TX. 77571 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.  REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Each registrant is required to download the geocaching.com app and create a profile before coming to class.  Register online at www.laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571, Thursday, October 4, 2018 by 4:00PM.

FAMILY FRIGHT NIGHT

Saturday, October 13, 2018 | Little Cedar Bayou Park, La Porte, TX. 77571 Join us for a haunted night of fun at Little Cedar Bayou Park! Activities will include: overnight camping, tent decorating, a hayride, marshmallow roasting, and Coco on our giant outdoor movie screen! Bring your own tent, camping gear and decorations and we’ll supply dinner, breakfast and sweet treats! Costumes are optional. *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED* Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. $10 (Age 18+); $5 (Age 17and younger). Check–in 3:00PM Activities begin at 5PM on Saturday , Activities end 7AM on Sunday.

THE SEARCH FOR LAFITTE’S GOLD

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | Main Street, La Porte, TX. 77571 It’s a Pirate Party! The Search for Lafitte's Gold is October 20th beginning at 4pm along historic Main Street.  The day includes live music, food trucks, craft and artisan vendors, beer, exotic bird shows, street entertainers, airbrush tattoo artist, inflatable slides, a mechanical shark, art and pirate games for kids. The event is FREE for the entire family. Grab your best pirate costume and join in on the hunt!

FLORAL DESIGN COURSE

NEW

Saturday, November 10 & December 8, 2018 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM | 1322 Broadway, La Porte, TX. 77571 Fresh floral centerpiece teaching course, designed by you! This class offers a hands-on experience by a professional floral designer with Garden of Eden Floral that teaches you the basics of designing a fall centerpiece perfect for your table this season! We provide the tools, flowers and apron to make your very own masterpiece.  AGES: 10 & Older FEE: $45 Registration 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 Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2018 | October - December

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EVENTS. BY THE BAY.

LA PORTE BY THE BAY HALF MARATHON Sylvan Beach Park | Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 7:30AM The La Porte By the Bay Half Marathon starts from Sylvan Beach Park by the water, proceeding through La Porte streets and on to the Fred Hartman Bridge, one of the most beautiful and unique structures in Texas. Supported by two sets of diamond-shaped reinforced steel towers that reach 440 feet into the sky with distinctive yellow cables that seem to glow in the sun, the effect is almost like running through a magnificent open air cathedral. After looping back to take on the bridge for a second crossing, the race finishes at Five Points Plaza where the post-race party awaits with amazing food and cold beer, awards and good times with family, fellow runners and friends. All finishers will receive a medal. To register for this event please go to, https://laportebythebayhalfmarathon.org/.

CHRISTMAS ON MAIN Five Point Town Plaza & Main Street | Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM We will host our traditional Christmas. On Main. event on Thursday, December 6th featuring mega slides, tree lighting, pictures with Santa, and performances by La Porte Independent School District! Activities include; LPISD Choirs and Bands, Tree Lighting, Christmas Vendors, Free Face Painting, a Trackless Train, and more!

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Norman L. Malone Senior Center | Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 9:00AM - 11:00AM Join us for Breakfast with Santa! Santa Clause will be available for free photo opportunities. In addition, we will write out Christmas wish lists and make reindeer food. Tickets are $10 each and preregistration is required. This event will sell out, so get your tickets now! Registration closes on December 3. Call 281-470-7275 for more information or laportetx.gov/register.

NORTH POLE CALLING

Monday, December 10 - 14, 2018 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Save the date! This year your child can receive a call from the North Pole!  The program is free and our way to promote the holiday spirit.  Parents can register for the program by obtaining a registration form from the participating schools.  For more information on North Pole Calling or ways to volunteer contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (281) 470-5142.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM | Special Programs Center We will be having our annual Christmas Program at the Special Programs Center at 6:30PM in La Porte. The event will be full of music, poems, and skits by the participants of our program.

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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 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.

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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 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 31ST

BROOKGLEN SPLASH PARK

FAIRMONT PARK SPLASH PARK

3324 Somerton

10216 Hillridge Road

Hours: 7:00AM-10:00PM

Hours: 7:00AM-10:00PM

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DR. MLK, JR. SPLASH PARK 322 North 4th Street Hours: 7:00AM-10:00PM

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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 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

5. 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

100 Broadway 1 acre Pavilion

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

2.4 acres Playground Equipment

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

9. GLEN MEADOWS

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

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

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

3. CENTRAL

4. CREEKMONT

12. LOMAX

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

10. HERITAGE PARK

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

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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

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

17. PFEIFFER

21. TOM BROWN PARK

18. PINE BLUFF

22. WOODFALLS PARK

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

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

300 South Lobit .57 acres Playground Equipment • Picnic Area • Basketball Court 3801 1/2 Driftwood 8 acres Fishing Pond • Picnic Area • BBQ Pits • Jogging Trail Page 20

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La Porte Parks and Recreation Program Guide

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La Porte Parks and Recreation Program Guide

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