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CHRISTMAS ON MAIN DECEMBER 5!

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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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STAFF. BY THE BAY. RECREATION PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1322 S. BROADWAY LA PORTE, TX 77571 PHONE: 281-470-7275

Rosalyn Epting, CPRE Director of Parks and Recreation Lindsay French Recreation Superintendent

SPECIAL PROGRAMS PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1302 S. BROADWAY LA PORTE, TX 77571 PHONE: 281-470-1579

Scott Bradley Parks Superintendent Deborah Kuykendall Special Services Superintendent

Mission Statement

Your Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to the provision and management of superior parks and recreational facilities, innovative programs, and services which will provide our customers with pleasure and enrichment.

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RECREATION. BY THE BAY. TEXAS OUTDOOR FAMILY NEW CAMPING PROGRAM Camping at a state park can be intimidating to someone who’s never camped. Texas Outdoor Family is a new partnership with Texas State Parks coming this fall. This program is a one night camping event to introduce families to camping, nature, and your Texas State Parks. The activities this program offers will enable you and your family to comfortably and safely enjoy your Texas State Parks and provide skills for a lifetime of rewarding outdoor experiences. INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Baez WHERE: Brazos Bend State Park DATES: November 16 – 17, 2019 TIME: 9:00AM arrival on 11/16 AGE: All Ages FEE: $25 per family (accommodates up to 6 people) MINIMUM: 4 Families MAXIMUM: 15 Families REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: The deadline to register is October 30, 2019. 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.

STORYTIME IN THE PARK

LA PORTE ROCKS

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 & like our Facebook page "La Porte Rocks!".

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: Seabreeze Park – 1st Wednesday of the Month; Brookglen Park – 2nd Wednesday of the Month DATES: *NEW* Seabreeze Park – Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4; Brookglen Park – Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11 TIME: 10:30AM – 11:00AM 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.

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RECREATION. BY THE BAY. CAMP TURKEY

WINTER BREAK CAMPS

When school is out, camp is in! Join us for this 3-day camp that is packed with fun, games, crafts, field trips, and more. Campers must bring a sack lunch, drink, and 2 snacks each day. INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Baez WHERE: Jennie Riley Community Center 322 North 4th Street, La Porte, Texas DATES: November 25 – 27, 2019 TIME: 7:30AM – 5:30PM AGE: 5 – 12 (Kindergarten and Up) FEE: $40 MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 22 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: The deadline to register is November 18, 2019. However, registration fills up quickly so register early! 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.

Don’t let the winter blues keep your kiddos inside. Sign them up for our winter camps during their school break! These camps are filled with new friends, fun and games, field trips, and more. Campers must bring a sack lunch, drink, and 2 snacks each day. NSTRUCTOR: Kayla Baez WHERE: Jennie Riley Community Center 322 North 4th Street, La Porte, Texas DATES: Week 1 – December 23, 26 & 27; Week 2 – December 30 & 31, and January 2 & 3 TIME: 7:30AM – 5:30PM AGE: 5 – 12 (Kindergarten and Up) FEE: Week 1 – $40; Week 2 – $60 MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 22 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: The deadline to register is December 16, 2019. However, registration fills up quickly so register early! 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.

GEOCACHING

Join the world’s largest treasure hunt right here in La Porte! What is Geocaching? 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. The City of La Porte Parks and Recreation Department has hidden multiple geocaches throughout the city that are waiting to be discovered! Search and find the hidden objects by using GPS coordinates that are posted in the Geocache mobile app. Download the app to begin your search!

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SPORTS. BY THE BAY. START SMART Baseball Start Smart Baseball is an introductory baseball program for children 3-5 years old. The program prepares children for organized tee-ball, baseball and softball by teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility. The program builds confidence and self-esteem that gives children a fun and positive early experience in sports. It will help prepare kids for future athletic participation and allows for quality time between parents and children. Parent/Guardian participation is required. INSTRUCTOR: Mary Shelley WHERE: Jennie Riley Community Center, 322 North 4TH Street (Baseball Field) DATES: Wednesdays, October 30 – December 11, 2019 (No class Nov 27) TIME: 5:30PM – 6:30PM AGES: 3 – 5 years FEE: $15 MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 16 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration deadline is October 26, 2019. 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.

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.

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START SMART Basketball Start Smart Basketball is an introductory basketball program for children 3-5 years old. The program teaches children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents. The program focuses on teaching children basic skills in dribbling/ball-handling, passing/catching, shooting and running/agility in an encouraging environment. The program builds confidence and self-esteem that gives children a fun and positive early experience in sports. Parent/Guardian participation is required. INSTRUCTOR: Mary Shelley WHERE: Jennie Riley Community Center, 322 North 4TH Street DATES: Wednesdays, January 15 – February 19, 2020 TIME: 5:30PM – 6:30PM AGES: 3 – 5 years FEE: $15 MINIMUM: 5 MAXIMUM: 12 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Registration opens November 1, 2019. The deadline to register is January 8, 2020, however, classes fill up quickly! 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.

KARATE Sign your kids up for karate instruction sponsored by American Society of Karate. INSTRUCTOR: David Lange WHERE: Evelyn Kennedy Community Center DATES: Mondays, Sept. 9 – Dec. 9, 2019 ALL CHILDREN (BEGINNER/ ADVANCED (Ages 5-10): 6:30PM - 7:30PM TEENS / ADULTS (Ages 11 & up): 7:30PM – 9:00PM FEE: $50 Registration + $30 Uniform REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Contact David Lange at 281-850-4702 to register.

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SPORTS. BY THE BAY. TAAF Youth Basketball Join our growing recreational winter basketball league for both girls and boys! This recreational league is designed for youth ages 5 – 12 to increase physical activity, develop teamwork & interpersonal skills, learn the rules of basketball, practice & improve basketball skills, and most importantly, HAVE FUN! Practices will be held once a week with games on Saturdays for 7 straight weeks. Team jerseys are provided for each player! Volunteer coaches are needed for each team! The league will generally abide by TAAF Youth Basketball Rules and the following divisions will be offered: 6U COED 8U GIRLS *NEW 8U BOYS 10U GIRLS *NEW 10U BOYS 12U GIRLS *NEW 12U BOYS WHERE: La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center, 1322 S. Broadway DATES: Games played January 18 – February 29, 2020; Practices begin the week of January 6, 2020. TIMES: Practice day and time will be chosen by each volunteer head coach after registration is over and teams have been finalized. Weeknight practices may range between 5PM – 9PM. Saturday games may range between 9AM – 5PM. AGES: 5 – 12 years (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U) FEE: $45 Early Registration; $60 Late Registration REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Early registration runs October 14 – December 1. Late registration deadline is December 15. Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. For coaching questions or additional league information, please call (281) 470-9891.

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.

Adult Kickball La Porte Parks & Recreation is looking to start up a brand new adult kickball league (ages 16+) in 2020, and we want to hear from anyone interested in playing! Do you have enough interested players to form a whole team or partial team? Are you an individual player that would like to be placed on a team? What days or weeknights would work best for you? What time (season) of the year would you like to play? If you are interested in joining this new recreational league, please email Mary Shelley, Recreation Specialist, at ShelleyM@laportetx.gov, with the answers to the questions above. We look forward to hearing from you!

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LA PORTE youth SPORTS CONTACTS La Porte Boys Baseball Association www.lpbbatx.com La Porte Girls Softball Association www.lpgsa.org Quest Soccer Club www.questysc.org La Porte Texans, Darlings & Stars www.lptexansdarlings.com La Porte Cowboys, Cowgirls and Wranglerettes www.LaPorteCowboys.com

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DANCE. BY THE BAY. JOIN US FOR YOUTH DANCE! NEXT LEVEL DANCE Monthly Tuition 1 class - $25 per dancer 2 classes - $45 per dancer 3 classes - $60 per dancer Please like our Facebook page “Next Level Dance” and join our Facebook group “NLDanceFam” for important updates. Download the Remind 101 app, enter code @2h62c2 to receive text updates.

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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 • Board Games • Books

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 • Board Games

MEET OUR CENTER STAFF

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)

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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 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. Ongoing Registration Age: 13-18 years Fee: Free Registration deadline: Ongoing For more information email: shelleym@laportetx.gov or call the Charles Walker Center at 281-470-7545. Page 9


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FITNESS. BY THE BAY. HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY - FRIDAY 5:15AM - 9:00PM | SATURDAY 8:00AM - 5:00PM | SUNDAY 11:00AM - 5:00PM

AMENITIES 25 yard Lap Pool Full Court Gymnasium Racquetball Court Weight & Cardio Room Aerobics Room Sauna/Steam Room Full Service Men's & Women's Locker Rooms Wi-Fi Vending Machines Meeting Space

MEET OUR fitness center STAFF

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FITNESS. BY THE BAY. JAZZERCISE

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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 - 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) 6:00PM — 6:45PM           Kids (T,Th) 6:00PM - 6:45PM            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 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, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday TIME: 6:30PM – 7:30PM, Saturday 10:00AM - 11:00AM AGE: 16+ FEE: Solo Artist 1 - REFIT (T,Th)      $40.00 Solo Artist 2 - YOGA (W)        $30.00 Solo Artist  3 - POUND (S)   $30.00 Dynamic Duo - 2 Classes   $55.00  Triple Threat - 3 Classes     $75.00     Walk In                               $10.00 REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Contact thePAC@fitPACstudios.com, for additional information.

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 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.

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 10: September 16 - October 11, 2019 SESSION 11:  October 21 - November 15, 2019 SESSION 12:  November 25 - December 20, 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 Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2019 | 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 5, 2019 TIME: 9:00AM FEE: Purchase tickets at Senior Center Front Desk $3 or $4 at door REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 4, 2019

POTLUCK DINNER

Bring your favorite dish and join us for dinner. WHERE: Normal L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Thursdays, October 10, 2019 & November 14, 2019 TIME: 5:00PM AGE: N/A FEE: N/A REGISTRATION: Sign up at Senior Center Front Desk

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 DATE: SESSION 1: September 16 - December 30, 2019 (M, W, F) SESSION 1: September 17 - December 31, 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:

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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: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 TIME: 9:30AM AGE: 55+ FEE: Lunch will not be provided REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE:September 30, 2019, November 4, 2019, and November 18, 2019

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SENIOR. BY THE BAY.

A LITTLE DAY MUSIC

WINGS OVER HOUSTON

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 DATE:  Wednesday, October 2, 2019,  and November 6, 2019 TIME:  Bus leaves at 10:00 AM - Show starts at 12:00 PM AGE: 55 + FEE: N/A MINIMUM:  10 MAXIMUM: 14 REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Resident September 25, October 30, 2019 | Non resident September 26, October 31, 2019. Please register at Norman L. Malone Senior Center Front Desk

Join us for a special private air show. Up close seating and special greeting. WHERE: Ellington Airport DATE: October 18, 2019 TIME: Bus Leaves at 8:15AM AGE: 55+ MINIMUM: 16 MAXIMUM: 35 FEE: $3 + your lunch REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Resident October 2, 2019 Non resident October 3, 2019

GAME DAY & HALLOWEEN PARTY Stop by in your best costume and join in on some Halloween Fun & Games WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE:   Wednesday, October 31, 2019 TIME: 10:00AM - 2:00PM AGE: N/A FEE: Bring a snack to share REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: N/A

HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT A Little Day Music Holiday Jazz concerts presented in the Garden Foyer of the Wortham Center. Pack your lunch and join us! WHERE: Downtown Houston, Wortham Center DATE: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 TIME: 10:00AM AGE: 55+ MINIMUM: 25 MAXIMUM: 38 FEE: N/A REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Residents Thursday, November 21, 2019 Non-Residents Friday, November 22, 2019

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MERCER ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL GARDENS The gardens include an Azalea trail, hills, a Bald Cypress Pond, a Bamboo Garden, an Endangered Species Garden, an Herb Garden, a Hickory Bog, the Jake Roberts Maple Collection, the Post Oak Uplands, a Prehistoric Garden, a Rock Garden, the William D. Lee Iris Collection, Perennial Gardens, a Tropical Garden, a playground, picnic tables, walking paths. WHERE: Mercer Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Humble, Texas DATE: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 TIME: 10:00AM AGE: 55+ MINIMUM: 16 MAXIMUM: 32 FEE: TBA + your lunch REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Residents November 18th, 2019  | Non-Residents November 19th, 2019

SENIOR CHRISTMAS PARTY Please join us for some Christmas JOY and with live entertainment from The Note-Ables Choir. WHERE: Norman L. Malone Senior Center DATE: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 TIME: 10:00AM AGE: 55+ MINIMUM: 25 MAXIMUM: 38 FEE: N/A REGISTRATION INFO & DEADLINE: Residents Thursday, November 21, 2019 Non-Residents Friday, November 22, 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

SPECIAL PROGRAMS MONSTER MASH The Special Programs Center will be hosting a Monster Mash Halloween dance. Dress up in your favorite costume and come ready to dance. Food and drinks will be provided. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 TIME: 5:00PM – 7:00PM

SPECIAL OLYMPICS AREA 22 BOWLING La Porte Special Olympics will be competing in the 2019 Area 22 Bowling Competition. We will be taking approximately 18 athletes to compete in the event. The competition will be held at the AMF Alpha Lanes in Webster, TX WHERE: AMF Alpha Bowling Lanes DATE: Saturday, December 7, 2019 TIME: TBA

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FALL CLASSIC COMPETITION La Porte Special Olympics will be traveling to College Station to compete in the 2019 Special Olympics Fall Classic. We will be taking 16 athletes to compete in the sport of bocce. WHERE: College Station, TX DATE:  Thursday, October 3, and Friday, October 4, 2019 TIME:  8:00AM - 5:00PM

SPECIAL OLYMPICS AREA 22 VOLLEYBALL Come out and support our Special Olympics volleyball team as we try and bring home the gold! We will be taking 20-25 athletes to compete. WHERE: TBD DATE: Saturday, November 2, 2019 TIME: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

SPECIAL PROGRAMS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Come and celebrate the Christmas holiday at our Annual program at the Special Programs Center. The event will be full of music, poems, and skits by the participants of our program. WHERE: Special Programs Center DATE: Thursday, December 19, 2019 TIME: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

MEET OUR CENTER STAFF

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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.

FAMILY FRIGHT NIGHT Saturday, October 12, 2019 | Activities begin at 5:00PM on Saturday | Activities end 7:00AM on Sunday Join us for a haunted night of fun at Little Cedar Bayou Park! Activities will include overnight camping, tent decorating, hayride, pumpkin painting, and a movie on our giant outdoor movie screen! Bring your own tent, camping gear and decorations and we’ll supply dinner and sweet treats! Costumes are optional. Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED*  $8 Per Person, Check–in begins at 3:00PM.

LA PORTE BY THE BAY HALF MARATHON

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | Start Time 7:30AM | Sylvan Beach Park

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/.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 9:00AM – 11:00AM | SPORT Complex, 1302 S. Broadway La Porte, TX 77571 Join us for a hot breakfast with Santa as you write out your wish list, take a picture with Santa and make reindeer food to ensure Santa makes it to the right house! *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED* Fee: $10 per person

NORTH POLE CALLING Monday, December 9 – Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 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 their children by obtaining a ‘North Pole Calling Form’ from participating LPISD Elementary Schools or the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center.  For more information or to volunteer for North Pole Calling, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (281) 470-7275.

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2019 | October - December

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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: 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 | October - December

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 The rodeo arena events, permitting alcohol are required to have 1 Security Officer per every 100 persons, with a minimum of 2 Security Officers. *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.

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RENTALS. BY THE BAY. FIELD RENTAL INFORMATION

LITTLE CEDAR BAYOU SOCCER FIELDS

FARRINGTON BALLFIELDS

600 Little Cedar Bayou Drive RENTAL DATES: SUNDAY - THURSDAY                                8:00AM - 11:00PM                                 FRIDAY & SATURDAY                                 8:00AM - 12:00AM

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 lights) · $7.50/hr (without lights)

SPLASH PARKS CLOSE OCTOBER 31 BROOKGLEN SPLASH PARK

FAIRMONT PARK SPLASH PARK

DR. MLK, JR. SPLASH PARK

3324 Somerton

10216 Hillridge Road

322 North 4th Street

Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2019 | October - December

Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM

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TRAILS. BY THE BAY. HIKE & BIKE TRAIL The City of La Porte provides the perfect opportunity for adventures with more than thirteen miles of trails for walking, cycling, running, hiking, or simply relaxing. The main artery of the trail system winds its way parallel to Fairmont Parkway from Pasadena all the way to the bay. The paved path is ideal for cyclists looking for a long weekend ride. At the eastern end of the trail is Little Cedar Bayou Park, where runners can take a rest beneath the shady trees, while watching their furry little training partner play at the dog park. From the Little Cedar Bayou Dog Park, the trail splits into two separate personalities: one, continue along the paved well-manicured path, or two, step off-road for a little rugged retreat. Option two leads hikers down a dirt trail away from the park as it twists beside the bayou toward the open bay. The densely wooded surroundings swallow up the sounds of the city, and with every step further down the trail, stress and deadlines dissolve into distant memories. The trail ends with two unique bird-watching platforms where the sweeping views of the bay are just what the doctor ordered.

Fun Times. By the Bay. | 2019 | October - December

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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

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

2.4 acres Playground Equipment

9. GLEN MEADOWS 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 | October - December

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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Fun Times. By The Bay.  

City of La Porte Parks and Recreation Program Guide for October, November, December 2019.

Fun Times. By The Bay.  

City of La Porte Parks and Recreation Program Guide for October, November, December 2019.