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City of Denton Parks and Recreation

MISSION

Our mission is to enrich lives and build community through the stewardship of public parks and open space, and diverse recreational opportunities that foster lifelong wellness, creativity, and learning.

Three easy and convenient ways to register Register online at www.dentonparks.com Visit www.dentonparks.com and click “online registration.� We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. To register online, a family or individual account must be created and can take 48 hours to verify. A few of our programs require phone or in-person registration.

Register in person Denton Civic Center, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Denia Rec Center, Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm MLK Jr. Rec Center, Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm North Lakes Rec Center, Monday-Friday, 6am-9:30pm Denton Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm (Weekend rec center hours are listed on the next page.) Please note, some programs require site-specific registration. Please call ahead using the numbers listed on the next page.

Register by phone (940) 349-PARK Please have your information and credit card ready. Some programs such as child care do not offer telephone registration. Call (940) 349-PARK (7275).

General Registration Information Rec Passes

All drop-in customers, ages 8 and older, must show their rec pass and have a current liability waiver on file. The rec pass is scanned for facility use and is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Fee-based activities do not require a rec pass. Resident passes cost $5 per year with a max of $20 per family, and nonresident passes cost $10 per year with a max of $40 per family. Replacement cards cost $2.

Resident/Nonresident

You are considered a resident if you pay City of Denton property taxes, not just Denton County taxes. To confirm your taxing jurisdiction, visit www.dentoncad.com to perform a property search.

Cancellations

We reserve the right to cancel a class or activity that does not meet minimum registration requirements.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

The Denton Parks and Recreation Department welcomes and encourages all individuals and families from our community to participate in programs and facilities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. If you or someone you know has a disability and would like more information or support for accessibility of programs and facilities, please call us at (940) 349-7462. TDD access is available for the hearing impaired through Relay Texas, 1 (800) 735-2989.

Credits

In the event that a participant becomes ill before a class begins or a class is canceled, a credit equal to the class fee will be given to the participant for future registrations for themselves or another member on the account, unless otherwise noted.

Need assistance, call (940) 349-PARK (7275)


at a glance... Special Events.............................4-5

Easter family fun, Family Campout, Mud VB, 3P Challenge, Juneteenth, Cinco de Mayo, Liberty Run, Fourth of July Jubilee, and more

Youth + Adult Programs

Congrats!

State Games of Texas and State TAAF track champs, water park photo contest winner, and City Softball Tournament Champs!

Program and Facility Contact Information Program Contacts at a Glance Adult Sports After School Care Art Classes Ballet-Tap @ DRC Ballet-Tap @ NLR Facility Rentals Group Ex @ DRC Group Ex @ MLK Group Ex @ NLR Outdoor Recreation Preschool @ DRC Preschool @ MLK Preschool @ NLR Rock Climbing Senior Classes SilverSneakers Skateboard Programs Swim Lessons Tennis @ Goldfield Therapeutic Recreation Youth Sports

(940) 349-8525 (940) 349-8731 (940) 349-8287 (940) 349-8285 (940) 349-8287 (940) 349-7275 (940) 349-8285 (940) 349-8575 (940) 349-7764 (940) 349-8136 (940) 349-8285 (940) 349-8575 (940) 349-8287 (940) 349-8285 (940) 349-8720 (940) 349-8287 (940) 349-8523 (940) 349-8800 (940) 349-8525 (940) 349-7757 (940) 349-8523

Aquatic Facilities

Civic Center Pool (seasonal) 515 N. Bell St., (940) 349-8279 Denton Natatorium (year round, indoor) 2400 Long Rd., (940) 349-8800 Water Works Park (seasonal) 2400 Long Rd., (940) 349-8810 American Legion Hall, 629 Lakey St. (940) 349-8298; M-F, 10am-3pm; Th, 6-9pm Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Rentals and events, (940) 349-8733 Indoor walking track, M-F, 6:45am-7pm

Aquatics and pool fun!

Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. (940) 349-8285; M-W, 7am-9pm Th-F, 7am-8pm; Sa, 9:30am-3:30pm Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell St. (940) 349-8720; M-F, 8am-9pm; Sa, 9am-1pm

Emerson Vorel James Mays John Schubert Amanda Green Cathy Avery D’Lee Covey Kathy Schaeffer

Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center 1300 Wilson St., (940) 349-8575 M-F, 9am-9pm; Sa, 9:30am-6:30pm

City Council Members Mark A. Burroughs Pete Kamp James King Kevin Roden Dalton Gregory Jim Engelbrecht Joey Hawkins

Mayor Mayor Pro Tem At-Large District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4

Denton Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board

Vicki Byrd, Paul Leslie, Alex Lieban, Maria Renner, Dave Rowley, Janet Shelton, Russ Stukel

Summer Camp Fun!

Fitness-Recreation Facilities

Goldfield Tennis Center 2005 W. Windsor Dr., (940) 349-8526 M-Th, 3-9pm; F, 3-8pm; Sa, 9am-5pm

Director of Parks & Recreation Superintendent of Planning Superintendent of Parks Business Manager Aquatics Manager Program/Center Manager YTS/Athletics Manager

See page 27 for computer classes trainings, homeschool, and more

All-day camps...............................13 Half-day and Specialty camps...14-15 Summer Sports Camps..............16-17 Summer Teen Fun.......................18 All-day teen camp, one-day adventures

Administration

City Hall East, 601 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX (940) 349-7275; fax, (940) 349-8166

Preschools and Programs..........6 After School Programs...............7 Child Care, Kids Rock The Art of Learning ....................... 8 Young Rembrandts, Spanish classes, engineering classes, and more Outdoor Education.......................9 Dance (youth and adult).............10-11 Ballet, tap, jazz, country dance, and more Martial Arts...................................11 Spring Break Camps...................12

North Lakes Rec Center, 2001 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8287; M-Th, 5:30am-10pm F, 5:30am-9:30pm; Sa, 7:30am-3:15pm

Guide Abbreviations DCC DGC DRC DSC GTC MLK MMS MRC NAT NLP NLR RRGC SKP

Denton Civic Center North Lakes Disc Golf Course Denia Rec Center Denia Softball Complex Goldfield Tennis Center MLK Jr. Rec Center McMath Middle School Mack/Roberts Complex Denton Natatorium North Lakes Park North Lakes Rec Center Robson Ranch Golf Course Skate Park

Civic Center Pool..........................19 Swim team, swim lessons, and more Water Works Park................. 20-21 Season passes, rentals, and more Natatorium...................................22-23 Indoor pool passes, water exercise, party rentals, swim clinics, and more Swim Lessons..............................24-25 Trainings and Certifications.......26-27 Homeschool.................................27

Athletic Leagues & Instruction Youth Sports.................................28-31 Instruction and leagues Adult Sports..................................32-33 Leagues, tournaments, rentals, and more Tennis (Youth and Adult)............34-35

Gyms & Rec Centers......... 36-37 Gym memberships, rec passes, and more

Group Exercise.............................38-39 Les Mills™, Zumba®, yoga, boot camps, running programs, and more Senior Centers.............................40-45 Fitness, trips, classes, activities, and more Rentals..........................................46 Birthday party and group rentals

Denton Civic Center.............47


Events

Family Campout

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny (infants-grade 5)

Little Miss Pretty Pageant (ages 1-13)

Hop in and enjoy breakfast with the Easter bunny. The fee includes a photo and eggs, sausage, and pancakes with your choice of orange juice or milk. Each additional photo costs $1.

Photo Pageant: Friday, April 25 5-7pm Photo check-in 8pm Photo awards ceremony

Saturday, April 12 10-noon at MLK Jr. Rec Center $5/person; 41640

FREE Teen Twilight Egg Hunt (ages 11-16) Wednesday, April 16 8pm at Denia Rec Center

Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 MLK Jr. Rec Center (No late check-ins) $25/kid; 41812

Little Miss Pretty Pageant: Saturday, April 26 10-11am Pageant check-in 11-2pm Pageant and awards ceremony 2-3pm Reception

Teens need to bring a flashlight to participate.

This pageant has four age divisions and includes various prizes and awards for the first, second, and third place winners in each division. All pageant contestants will receive a certificate at the cake and punch reception following the pageant. Register by April 23.

FREE Easter Eggstravaganza

Cinco de Mayo

After the sun goes down, egg hunt to win door prizes and enjoy a fun night with friends.

(toddlers-grade 5)

Saturday, April 19 at Quakertown Park and Denton Civic Center 9:30am Bounce house and arts and crafts 10:45am Magic show 11:30am Easter Egg Hunt The park will be divided by age groups for the egg hunt, and signs will guide participants to the designated areas. Concessions will be sold.

Saturday, May 3 at Quakertown Park and Denton Civic Center, 10am-6pm Enjoy the celebration with a mariachi band, parade, performers, kids’s activities, and more than 50 food and art vendors.

Visit www.dentonparks.com for Starrise, Movies in the Park, and Concerts on the Square!

Come out and enjoy the seasons!

Join us for a family campout, pageantry fun, Easter festivities, Mud Volleyball, Juneteenth softball, celebrations and more! 4


Rockin’ Lock-In (ages 5-12) May 23-24 at Denton Civic Center Friday, 7pm to Saturday, 8am $15/kid; 41224

Rock in the summer with an overnight adventure! Kids venture outside for a treasure scavenger hunt, bounce around a giant obstacle course and slide, make fun crafts, play Wii Rock Band and Xbox Kinect on the giant screen, play flash light tag, and roast marshmallows. To slow the night down, kids enjoy root beer floats and popcorn while watching a movie on the giant screen. The event is supervised, and boys and girls sleep in separate areas. Drop off is Friday at 7pm and pick up is Saturday at 8am. Kids need to bring a sleeping bag, a pillow, and toiletries. Dinner will not be provided, and a free breakfast snack will be offered. Register by May 22.

Juneteenth

Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 Fred Moore Park Join us as we celebrate this historic and oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in America. Friday, June 13 at Fred Moore Park 5pm Vendor booths open. 7pm Gospel Night begins. Saturday, June 14 at Fred Moore Park 9am Parade begins at Denton Civic Center and ends at Fred Moore Park. 9am Adult coed softball tournament begins at Fred Moore Park softball field. 10am Free kid’s games begin. 11am Vendor booths open, live DJ, and entertainment begins. Call (940) 349-8575 for vendor space and to register for the softball tournament ($100/team).

Liberty Run 5k Run/1 Mile Walk July 4 at North Lakes Rec Center 6:30am check-in; 7:30am, race begins $15 per person by July 2; 41226

The entry fee includes a T-shirt (sizes S-XL; $2 extra for XXL). Fruit, snacks, and beverages will be given to participants at the end of the event. Race day registration is $20 per person.

4th of July Yankee Doodle Parade July 4, Downtown Denton 8:30am judging, 9am, parade begins

Staging will begin at 8am on South Locust Street between Walnut Street and Sycamore Street. Visit www.dentonparks.com for entry forms.

4th of July Family Fun Jubilee

Quakertown Park and Denton Civic Center 9am Registration begins for the 9:30am Adult Lucky Horseshoe Tournament 9:30am Flag ceremony begins when the parade arrives at City Hall. 9:30am Live entertainment 9:30am Entry drop-off begins for the kid’s arts & crafts show. Entries will be displayed from 11am-noon in the Civic Center. 10am FREE kid’s carnival begins and lasts until noon in the Civic Center. 11am Good ol’ fashion family fun begins 11am $3 admission to Senior Center luncheon with music by the Young at Heart band. Noon-6pm $1 admission at Civic Center Pool only.

Frank Buck Zoo’s Critterman® (ages 1-14)

Monday, Aug. 4 10:30-11:30am at North Lakes Rec Center $6/kid (free for guardian); 40983 Satisfy your kid’s curiosity with these exciting, educational presentations that incorporate showand-tell, fun skits, and lots of audience participation.

PADDLE, POUND, & PEDAL Saturday, March 22 Denton Greenbelt This adventure race includes running, biking and canoeing on Denton’s Greenbelt. Teams will canoe 3.8 miles down the Trinity River spillway that flows through the Greenbelt, then complete a 2.5-mile run and end with a 12-mile bike ride. Early registration ends March 7 Late registration is March 8-14, add $25 Register online at www.dentonparks.com $90/two-person team; 41876 $135/four-person team; 41879 $180/six-person team; 41881

NORTH LAKES TOURNAMENT Saturday, May 17 Check-in at 8am, games begin at 9am $130/team by May 9; 37921 $150/team by May 11-15; 37921

Participate in a six-on-six, double-elimination battle to determine the best coed mud volleyball team in the area! Medals will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams. Teams may have a maximum of 10 players per roster, but a minimum of two female players must be on the court at all times. Participants must be at least 16 years old. A mandatory captains’ meeting is at 7pm on Friday, May 16 at North Lakes Rec Center. Spectators welcome. Concessions will be sold. 5


PRESCHOOLS

and preschool-age programs Kindergarten Prep, ages 3½-5 Full-Time Preschools (ages 3-5) Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm Denia Preschool

1001 Parvin St., (940) 349-8285

MLK Preschool

1300 Wilson St., (940) 349-8575 Students will learn, laugh, and grow in a safe, fun, and caring environment. Using Mother Goose Time curriculum the instructors teach numbers, letters, colors, and shapes through music, arts and crafts, physical education, stories, and field trips. These are full-time preschools, licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and a Child Care Management Services (CCMS) vendor. Preschoolers must be potty trained and bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks each day. Tuition is $355 per month, and admission requires an $85 deposit and a $25 annual supply fee. Enrollment is limited to 12 students per preschool.

Students will learn from the same Mother Goose Time curriculum as the full-time preschools. Instructors focus on numbers, colors, and shapes through music, arts, physical education, stories, and field trips. Students must be potty trained and bring their own lunch, snacks, and drinks every day. The program is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Register by the Friday before each session. For more information, call (940) 349-8287.

Mar 3-26 Mar 31-Apr 23 Apr 28- May 21 May 28-June 18 June 23-July 16 July 21-Aug 13 Mar 4-27 Apr 1-24 Apr 29-May 22 May 27-June 19 June 24-July 17 July 22-Aug 14

M/W 9am-1pm M/W 9am-1pm M/W 9am-1pm M/W 9am-1pm M/W 9am-1pm M/W 9am-1pm Tu/Th 9am-1pm Tu/Th 9am-1pm Tu/Th 9am-1pm Tu/Th 9am-1pm Tu/Th 9am-1pm Tu/Th 9am-1pm

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$125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125

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Hop ‘til You Drop, ages 2-4

This is a great parent/toddler engagement opportunity with supervised and structured playtime. Toddlers will learn through music, storytime, and more. Register two days prior to each session.

Mar 31-Apr 21 Apr 28-May 19 June 2-23 June 30-July 21 July 28-Aug 18 Aug 25-Sept 22

M M M M M M

10:30-11:15am 10:30-11:15am 10:30-11:15am 10:30-11:15am 10:30-11:15am 10:30-11:15am

NLR $15 NLR $15 NLR $15 NLR $15 NLR $15 NLR $15

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Preschool Naturalists, ages 3-5

Elm Fork Texas Master Naturalists and Denia Rec Center staff invite preschoolers and their adult companions to join us in the exciting world of nature. Each class uses hands-on activities, arts and crafts, and a nature hike to encourage kids to explore by using their senses. Register by the Wednesday before each class.

Clear Creek Preschool Naturalists

Meet at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area, 3310 Collins Rd.

Hummingbirds Check out dance, martial arts, summer camps, tennis, youth sports, sport instruction, and swim lessons for more preschool-age programs. 6

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

Mar 14 F 10am-noon $8 39087

Cross Timbers Preschool Naturalists

Meet by the pond at Cross Timbers Park, 7112 Montecito Dr.

Seed Need Butterflies

Apr 11 F 10am-noon $8 39071 May 9 F 10am-noon $8 39070


Come hang with us after school and on Friday nights! After School Child Care, grades K-5

2:45-6:30pm, every school day $140/student/month. Aug./Sept. combined $180 $40 non-refundable registration fee Spring registration is on-going, and fall registration begins July 14. Register in person at Denton Civic Center, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. Play hard after school! We offer a variety of recreational activities, including intramural leagues, arts and crafts, field trips, rock climbing, “Brainy Bowl,” bounce houses, and skating. Our focus is not just recreation but for students to also have homework/tutorial time. Students are picked up from school and transported to the recreation centers below. All van drivers are City employees and have received defensive driving. Students must be picked up no later than 6:30pm from the corresponding center. Transportation is provided to the following rec centers from these schools listed: • Denia Rec Center: Borman, Hawk, Houston, LA Nelson, McNair, Ryan • North Lakes Rec Center: Evers, Ginnings, Rayzor, Wilson • MLK Jr. Rec Center: Cross Oaks, Hodge, Lee, Pecan Creek, Providence, Rivera, Stephens

Affordable Child Care high standards, high quality experienced staff homework assistance three convenient locations field trips, sports, and activities

Kids’ Day Off, June 6; grades K-6

open on no-school days

$28/kid/day; 7am drop-off & 6pm pick-up Denton Civic Center

We provide fun, supervised activities and field trips on school holidays and in-service days. Kids must bring snacks and a lunch. Register at least two days prior to each holiday or in-service day. Call (940) 349-PARK to determine space availability and field trips.

Call (940) 349-7275

Kids Rock on Friday Nights! Kids Rock, grades 1-5 April 4, May 2; 7-10:30pm Denton Civic Center; $10/kid

Kids Rock features a DJ, basketball and soccer tournaments, a bounce house, a special inflatable, Xbox, Kinect on the giant screen, dance contests, ping pong, foosball, and more. Glow products and concessions will be for sale.

Look for the school flier every month! Next up: Feb. 14, April 4, and May 2 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. 7


the art

of learning

Find a class and register online at www.dentonparks.com, in-person, or call (940) 349-PARK Young Rembrandts Art Classes

Polyglottime Spanish Classes

Engineering for Kids Classes

Preschool Drawing, ages 3-6

Beginning Level 1, ages 7-12

Junior LEGO® Robotics, ages 6-9

North Lakes Rec Center Register by the Friday before each session. Students will develop image vocabulary by drawing familiar images with nurturing instructors who focus on developing fine motor and listening skills, patience, focus, and spatial organization.

Mar 17-Apr 14 M Apr 21-May 19 M June 16-July 7 M July 14-Aug 4 M

4-4:45pm $65 40950 4-4:45pm $65 40958 2-2:45pm $52 40960 2-2:45pm $52 40963

Elementary Drawing, ages 6½-12

Students will learn basic to advanced drawing techniques and image vocabulary while learning the necessary skills that allow them to express their imaginations. Each session includes seasonal drawings, art history, and cartooning.

Mar 17-Apr 14 M Apr 21-May 19 M June 16-July 7 M July 14-Aug 4 M

5-6pm 5-6pm 3-4pm 3-4pm

$65 40951 $65 40959 $52 40961 $52 40964

Elementary Cartooning, ages 7-13

Students will learn to create silly characters, funny expressions, and draw sequences that tell jokes. They learn with an innovative, step-by-step drawing method with light-hearted subject matters that engages their sense of humor and vivid imaginations.

June 16-July 7 M 4:10-5:10pm $52 40962 July 14-Aug 4 M 4:10-5:10pm $52 40965 Ooey, Gooey Arts & Crafts, ages 3-9 North Lakes Rec Center

Kids will have a blast creating art and messes without the clean-up! Parents are asked to stay and assist younger participants.

June 13 June 27 July 11 July 18 Aug 1 Aug 8

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10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am

$5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

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8 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

North Lakes Rec Center Register one week before classes begin. Kids will learn basic conversational phrases through song and play and be introduced to common verbs, feelings, likes and dislikes, greetings, question and answer phrases, days, months, numbers, and shapes.

Mar 27-Apr 4 Th 6-6:45pm May 1-29 Th 6-6:45pm June 12-July 10 Th 6-6:45pm July 17-Aug 14 Th 6-6:45pm

$65 $65 $65 $65

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Beginning Level 2, ages 7-12

Kids will learn through active learning with their peers and learn to communicate using questions and answers, basic salutations, feelings, likes and dislikes.

June 11-July 9 W 6-6:45pm July 16-Aug 14 W 6-6:45pm

$65 41439 $65 41440

Adult Conversational, ages 18+

Adults will see how easy it is to learn conversational Spanish, common vocabulary, and basic verbs. Course manual is $23 and should be purchased from the instructor on the first day of class. Level 1

Mar 27-May 29 Th 7:30-8:50pm $155 41443 June 12-Aug 14 Th 7:30-8:50pm $155 41444 Level 2

Mar 26-May 28 W 7:30-8:50pm $155 41445 June 11-Aug 13 W 7:30-8:50pm $155 41446

Write Life

MLK Jr. Rec Center No classes March 15.

Kids will be introduced to the concepts of robotics, and are given a chance to build and program their WeDO robots using laptops. They can build various animals, mechanisms, and soccer-themed gadgets.

Mar 1-29 Sa 10-11am $85 41805 LEGO® Robotic Battles, ages 10-14

Kids will be introduced to the concepts of robotics, and are given a chance to build and do advanced programing to their NXT robots. The robots will compete in battles and challenges.

Mar 1-29 Sa 11:30am-12:30pm $85 41806 Industrial Engineering, ages 6-14

Kids will learn about simple machines, how assembly lines work by making their own ice cream, how a windmill works, and much more all with hands-on activities.

Apr 5-26 Sa 11am-noon $85 41807

Write Life, ages 13-18

MLK Jr. Rec Center This writing workshop is a great chance to improve storytelling tools. Writers will discuss fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, and have constructive critiques.

Mar 10-Apr 28 M 5-7pm $60 41813 May 5-June 23 M 5-7pm $60 41814

NEW for students, ages 13-18


outdoor

adventures

Experience is NOT required. For adventure or trip specific questions, please call (940) 349-8136 Hiking Clear Creek, all ages Bring binoculars/field guides if you have them. Learn about your surroundings with Elm Fork Master Naturalists and Denia Staff. Kids able to keep up are welcome. Other dates may be arranged for special groups with topics geared to their interests. Register the Wednesday before each trip. Meet at Clear Creek, 3310 Collins Rd.

Introductory Hike

Discover the diverse habitats of grasslands and forests. This is a wonderful way to learn the area and see beautiful scenery.

Mar 8 Apr 3

Sa 10am-noon $3 41304 Sa 10am-noon $3 41303

Wildflower Viewing

View and identify wildflowers in the prairie area of Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center.

Apr 19 June 7

Sa 10am-noon $3 41783 Sa 9-11am $3 41785

Wetlands and Rookery

Observe and discover a variety of natural habitats in a hike through forest, wetlands and a rookery.

July 12

Sa 9-11am

$3 41786

Night Hike

Learn about the world that wakes up at night, then see and hear it firsthand with Elm Fork Master Naturalists.

May 17 Sa 7:30-9:30pm $3 41379

Mountain Biking, ages 16-adult Bikes and helmets provided; meet at Denia Rec Center.

Intro to Mountain Biking

Bike four miles of flat, single-track trail in wetlands, grasslands, and forests to discover the natural beauty of Clear Creek. Participants need to bring a sack lunch. Register by April 2.

April 5 Sa 10am-1pm $15 41360 Mountain Biking

Bike at Johnson Branch State Park to experience a cyclists’ mecca! This branch of Ray Roberts Lake has been transformed for riders of all levels and now features a combination of jeep roads and single-track looping through the hills. Participants need to bring a sack lunch. Register the Wednesday before the trip.

Apr 26 Sa 9am-3pm $20 41361 June 21 Sa 9am-3pm $20 41362 July 19 Sa 9am-3pm $20 41363 Angler Education, ages 7-adult

Learn how to fish with TPWD-certified angler educators. The class will cover safety, species, tackle, casting, and fishing. Each student will receive a certificate and Junior Angler pin. Ages 7-10 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the south pond in South Lakes Park by the dock. Register by March 12.

Junior Angler-South Lakes Park Mar 15 Sa 9am-noon $8

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Our indoor and outdoor adventures are led by knowledgeable, ACA-assessed and American Red Cross lifeguard-certified staff; therefore, experience is not required. Fees include instruction, equipment, and transportation when applicable. Outdoor requirements: sunscreen, insect repellent, water, hiking boots, long pants, a hat, and weather-appropriate clothing, including closed-toe shoes that can get wet. No pets allowed.

Horseback Riding, ages 10-adult

Join Black Mustang Ranch on a 1.5-hour, guided horseback adventure on the trails at Lantana Lodge. The terrain varies from rugged, stony hills to sand with spectacular views of Lake Ray Roberts. Participants will be paired with their ideal horse. Ages 13-17 may attend without a guardian but must provide a signed waiver. Meet at Denia Rec Center. Register the Wednesday before the trip.

March 1 Sa 10am-2pm $45 41301 May 18 Su 10am-2pm $45 41801 June 14 Sa 9am-1pm $45 41802

Kayaking, ages 5-adult Intro to Kayaking

Introduce yourself to safe, sit-on-top kayaks on the calm, open water of North Lakes Park with knowledgeable staff and lifeguards. Meet at North Lakes Park Pond, south of the intersection at Bonnie Brae and W. Windsor. Register by March 19.

Mar 22 Sa 10am-noon $15 41326 Kayak Clear Creek

Paddle up Elm Fork to the confluence at Clear Creek by using sit-on-top kayaks. Ages 5-9 must be accompanied by an adult to share a tandem kayak, and ages 12-17 may attend without a guardian but must provide a signed waiver. Participants need to bring a sack lunch. Meet at Denia Rec Center. Register the Wednesday before the trip.

Apr 12 Sa 10am-3pm $20 May 10 Sa 10am-3pm $20 June 14 Sa 10am-3pm $20 June 30 M 10am-3pm $20 July 11 SF 10am-3pm $20

ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages ages

5-9 41324 10+ 41323 5-9 41327 10+ 41325 5-9 41320 10+ 41319 5-9 41800 10+ 41799 5-9 41322 10+ 41321

For outdoor adventures for active older adults only, see page 43 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. 9


Dance Class

Ballet and tap; register at www.dentonparks.com Tiny Tutus, ages 2-3

Dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet in a nurturing environment through imaginative play and steps that can be practiced at home. North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287

Mar 11-Apr 15 Tu 4-4:30pm Mar 13-Apr 17 Th 4:30-5pm Mar 22-Apr 12 Sa 9:15-9:45am Apr 22-May 13 Tu 4-4:30pm Apr 24-May 15 Th 4:30-5pm Apr 26-May 17 Sa 9:15-9:45am June 3-17 Tu 4-4:30pm June 5-19 Th 4:30-5pm May 31-June 21 Sa 9:15-9:45am July 1-22 Tu 4-4:30pm July 3-24 Th 4:30-5pm July 12-Aug 2 Sa 9:15-9:45am Aug 5-26 Tu 4-4:30pm Aug 7-28 Th 4:30-5pm Aug 9-30 Sa 9:15-9:45am

$30 39306 $30 39307 $30 39316 $30 39308 $30 39309 $30 39317 $23 39310 $23 39311 $30 39318 $30 39312 $30 39313 $30 39319 $30 39314 $30 39315 $23 39320

Denia Rec Center, (940) 349-8285

Mar 14-Apr 4 F Apr 25-May 16 F May 30-June 20 F July 11-Aug 1 F Aug 8-29 F

5:30-6pm 5:30-6pm 5:30-6pm 5:30-6pm 5:30-6pm

$30 41718 $30 41719 $30 41720 $30 41721 $30 41722

Bigger Ballerinas, ages 4-6

Dancers will learn basic techniques through imaginative play and progress to beginner barre. North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287

Mar 11-Apr 15 Tu 5:20-5:50pm $30 41493 Mar 13-Apr 17 Th 5:10-5:40pm $30 41494 Mar 22-Apr 12 Sa 10:35-11:05am$30 41470 Apr 22-May 13 Tu 5:20-5:50pm $30 41490 Apr 24-May 15 Th 5:10-5:40pm $30 41495 Apr 26-May 17 Sa 10:35-11:05am$30 41471 June 3-17 Tu 5:20-5:50pm $23 41496 June 5-19 Th 5:10-5:40pm $23 41497 May 31-June 21 Sa 10:35-11:05am$30 41472 July 1-22 Tu 5:20-5:50pm $30 41498 July 3-24 Th 5:10-5:40pm $30 41499 July 12-Aug 2 Sa 10:35-11:05am$30 41473 Aug 5-26 Tu 5:20-5:50pm $30 41491 Aug 7-28 Th 5:10-5:40pm $30 41492 Aug 9-30 Sa 10:35-11:05am$30 41474 Denia Rec Center, (940) 349-8285

Mar 14-Apr 4 F Apr 25-May 16 F May 30-June 20 F July 11-Aug 1 F Aug 8-29 F

6-6:30pm 6-6:30pm 6-6:30pm 6-6:30pm 6-6:30pm

$30 41675 $30 41676 $30 41677 $30 41678 $30 41679

Ballet 1, ages 7+

Dancers will learn fundamentals at the barre and in the center. Combinations will develop motor skills, memory, and coordination. North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287

Mar 22-Apr 12 Sa Apr 26-May 17 Sa May 31-June 21 Sa July 12-Aug 2 Sa Aug 9-30 Sa

11:15am-12:15pm $40 41510 11:15am-12:15pm $40 41511 11:15am-12:15pm $40 41512 11:15am-12:15pm $40 41513 11:15am-12:15pm $30 41514

Children’s Tap, ages 3-6

Dancers will learn step touch, heel together, shuffle step, shuffle hop step, boogie woogie, shim shake, out and in, and ball change. North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287

Mar 11-Apr 15 Tu 4:40-5:10pm Mar 22-Apr 12 Sa 9:55-10:25am Apr 22-May 13 Tu 4:40-5:10pm Apr 26-May 17 Sa 9:55-10:25am June 3-17 Tu 4:40-5:10pm May 31-June 21 Sa 9:55-10:25am July 1-22 Tu 4:40-5:10pm July 12-26 Sa 9:55-10:25am Aug 5-26 Tu 4:40-5:10pm Aug 9-30 Sa 9:55-10:25am

$30 41500 $30 41505 $30 41501 $30 41506 $23 41502 $30 41507 $30 41503 $30 41508 $30 41504 $23 41509

Jazz and hip-hop; register at www.dentonparks.com

Jazz, ages 6-12

This upbeat style of American theatrical dance fuses ballet techniques and the rhythm of tap to express athleticism, personality and style. Each class offers a thorough warm-up including technique exercises, isolations, and stretching. Dancers will learn kicks, turns, and leaps, as well as combinations and vocabulary. Denia Rec Center, (940) 349-8285

Mar 14-Apr 4 F Apr 25-May 16 F May 30-June 20 F July 11-Aug 1 F Aug 8-29 F

4:30-5:30pm $30 4:30-5:30pm $30 4:30-5:30pm $30 4:30-5:30pm $30 4:30-5:30pm $30

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10 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

Hip Hop, ages 9+

Lil’ Hip Hop, ages 5+

In this high-energy class, dancers will learn a variety of fun hip-hop combinations using the fundamentals of dance and will develop rhythm and performance in a nurturing environment. Denia Rec Center, (940) 349-8285

Mar 14-Apr 4 F Apr 25-May 16 F May 30-June 20 F July 11-Aug 1 F Aug 8-29 F

6:30-7pm 6:30-7pm 6:30-7pm 6:30-7pm 6:30-7pm

$30 $30 $30 $30 $30

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Beginners and dance enthusiasts will learn fun hip-hop combinations using the latest dance moves and the hottest music! In addition to having a blast, dancers will receive a cardio workout. Bring knee pads and gloves. MLK Jr. Rec Center, (940) 349-8285

Mar 5-26 Apr 2-23 May 7-28 June 4-25 July 2-23 Aug 6-27

W W W W W W

7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm

$40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40

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Martial Arts Wolf Tae Kwon Do, age 5-adult

Students will be led through a fully interactive approach to the ancient art of Tae Kwon Do, a version of unarmed combat designed for self defense meant to discourage violence. Information on testing fees and uniforms can be answered by the instructor. Register in advance.

Mar 4-27 Apr 1-29 May 1-29 June 3-26 July 1-31 Aug 5-28

Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th

6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

MLK MLK MLK MLK MLK MLK

$55 $55 $55 $55 $55 $55

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Texas Isshinryu Karate, age 5-adult

Country g n i c n Da

Adult dance classes are offered at Denia Rec Center. To register call (940) 349-8285, or visit us online at www.dentonparks.com Basic Progressive Country

This is your chance to learn the country dance with the most spins, neck wraps, and waist wraps. The fee is per person and a partner is needed.

Feb. 25-Apr 1 Apr 15-May 20 June 10-July 15 July 29-Sept 2

Tu 6-7pm Tu 6-7pm Tu 6-7pm Tu 6-7pm

$25 $25 $25 $25

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This advanced class builds on the basic dance moves of progressive country dancing and will introduce more patterns, routines, and spins. Students must have completed the Basic classic, or obtained instructor approval. The fee is per person and a partner is needed.

7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm

$25 $25 $25 $25

Ages 5-7

Mar 4-27 Apr 1-29 May 1-29 June 3-26 July 1-31 Aug 5-28

Tu/Th 4:30-5:15pm Tu/Th 4:30-5:15pm Tu/Th 4:30-5:15pm Tu/Th 4:30-5:15pm Tu/Th 4:30-5:15pm Tu/Th 4:30-5:15pm Age 8-adult Mar 4-27 Tu/Th 5:30-6:30pm Apr 1-29 Tu/Th 5:30-6:30pm May 1-29 Tu/Th 5:30-6:30pm June 3-26 Tu/Th 5:30-6:30pm July 3-31 Tu/Th 5:30-6:30pm Aug 5-28 Tu/Th 5:30-6:30pm

DRC DRC DRC DRC DRC DRC

$45 $45 $45 $45 $45 $45

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$45 $45 $45 $45 $45 $45

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Red Tiger Karate, age 5-adult

This karate class offers a complete white-through-black-belt program taught in an upbeat atmosphere. A white uniform is required and may be purchased in class. Register at North Lakes Rec Center on the first night of class. For more information, call (817) 845-1557.

Juniors, ages 5-12

Interm. Progressive Country

Feb. 25-Apr 1 Tu Apr 15-May 20 Tu June 10-July 15 Tu July 29-Sept 2 Tu

Isshinryu karate is an authentic martial art stemming from Okinawa, the birthplace of karate. This fun class, taught by world champion and hall-of-fame black belt instructors, focuses on discipline, confidence, coordination, physical fitness, and practical self-defense. A white uniform is required and may be purchased in class. The first class of each month is free.

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Learn American Karate in a year-round program that develops self-esteem, positive behavior, bully-defense, abduction awareness, and academic achievement.

New students Mar 21-May 23 June 13-Aug 15 Returning students Mar 21-May 23 June 13-Aug 15

F 6-7pm NLR F 6-7pm NLR F 7-8pm NLR F 7-8pm NLR

$60 $60 $60 $60

Teen and Adult, age 13-adult

Join us to learn street self-defense, meet new people, and get in shape. The benefits of this program will reach beyond the class by improving everyday focus, reducing daily stress, and improving quality of life.

Mar 21-May 23 F 8-9pm NLR $60 June 13-Aug 15 F 8-9pm NLR $60 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. 11


SPRING BREAK all-day camps M10: Monday, March 10 M11: Tuesday, March 11 M12: Wednesday, March 12 M13: Thursday, March 13 M14: Friday, March 14 Unless otherwise noted, campers need to bring a lunch, snacks, and drinks each day.

Denia Rec Center, ages 5-12

Denton Civic Center, ages 5-12

MLK Jr. Rec Center, ages 9-12

M10: Going Bonkers

M10: Mountains of Fun!

M10: Hometown Movie Moments

Spring into the break with unlimited go-karts, mini golf, rides, and more at Mountasia.

Enjoy a movie at Movie Tavern then explore one of Denton’s coolest playgrounds, Eureka!

M11: Main Event

M11: Lemurs, Bobcats, and Bears!

M11: Jump Around

See exotic animals at Sharakarosa, and visit three animal habitats up close with a Safari Tram ride.

Who knew trampolines could be so fun? Travel to Cosmic Jump to find out.

M12: Cinemarchery

M12: Pump Up the Madness!

M12: Wave Crashers

Play at Pump It Up with rooms of inflatables, bungee runs, obstacle courses, and more.

Enjoy Denton Natatorium’s two indoor pools with a giant slide and a diving board.

M13: High Jump

M13: Rodeo Round-Up!

M13: Life in the Fast Lane

At Rodeo Zone be a cowboy for a day and ride the mechanical bull, play redneck bowling, and more.

Skate into the fast lane at Interskate, a giant indoor skating rink.

M14: Rectacular

M14: Nothing Like Them Cowboys!

M14: Take it to the Limit

$28/kid per day (field trip fees included) 7am drop-off, 6pm pick-up For details call (940) 349-8285

Run, jump, swing, and slide for this fun day at Going Bonkers, a giant indoor play center. Dive into games at Denia Rec Center, then hit Main Event for bowling and arcade games. Focus on the target by learning archery, playing games, and doing crafts. Then head to a movie. Jump out of this world at Cosmic Jump, a popular indoor trampoline park. Explore blacklight rock climbing, dodgeball, and basketball, then cool off at the Natatorium.

$28/kid per day (field trip fees included) 7am drop-off, 6pm pick-up For details call (940) 349-7275

Tour the Dallas Cowboy AT&T Stadium, then enjoy a delicious lunch at Bobby V’s.

Teen Adventures

$28/kid per day (field trip fees included) 7:30am drop-off, 6:30pm pick-up For details call (940) 349-8575

Go crazy at Main Event with bowling and all the arcade games anyone could want.

For skateboard camp, see page 29

Teen Spring Break Adventures, ages 12-16. All camps will start and finish at Denia Rec Center. Bring a sack lunch, water, sunscreen, and wear appropriate outdoor clothing and closed-toe shoes.

Kayaking, register by March 5

Join ACA-assessed and American Red Cross lifeguard-certified staff on a paddle up Elm Fork to the confluence at Clear Creek. Life jackets, paddles, and kayaks are provided.

Mar 10 M 10am-3pm $25 41347 Horseback Riding, register by March 6 Join Black Mustang Ranch on a guided, 1.5-hour horseback adventure on the trails at Lantana Lodge. Terrain varies from rugged, stony hills to sand with spectacular views of the lake.

Mar 11 Tu 10am-2pm $45 41349

12 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

Rock Climbing, register by March 7

Climb on natural rock formations at Lake Mineral Wells, then enjoy an optional dip in the lake during lunch. All equipment is provided.

Mar 12 W 9-4pm $40 41350 Mountain Biking, register by March 10

Bike four miles of flat, single-track trails in wetlands, grasslands, and forests and discover the beauty of Clear Creek. Bikes and helmets provided.

Mar 13 Th 10-3pm $25 41351

Kayaks, life jackets, paddles, bikes, helmets, and rock climbing equipment are provided!


SUMMEr all-day camps Themed activities include outdoor adventures, field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, and more.

Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm S1 June 9-13 S2 June 16-20 S3 June 23-27 S4 June 30-July 3 S5 July 7-11

Little Campers, ages 3½-6

Camp Voyage, ages 5-8 & 9-12

Licensed by the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services, kids will enjoy a safe, day care-like setting with the fun atmosphere of a summer camp. Themed activities include field trips, swimming, games, arts and crafts, bounce houses, face painting, songs and dance, story time, and karaoke. Must be potty trained. S1 Artful Antics S2 Rainforest Round UP S3 Jungle Jetters S4 Hoops and Luaus S5 Texas Tycoons S6 Water Safari S7 Wild Things S8 Magical Wonderland S9 Rocket to the Stars S10 Way, Way, Away (may be at Denton Civic Center) S11 Magnificent Water (may be at Denton Civic Center)

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11

McMath Middle School

Camp Exploration, ages 5-11 Denton Civic Center S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11

Summer Oasis Sports Spectacular Aloha Adventure Camp Conquerors Wave-A-Rama Reel it Hollywood Raging Rockets Gaming to the Max Water Adventureland Blast into the Past End of Summer Blast

Denia Rec Center

Summer Lift Off Wide World of Water EnviroKids Rockin’ It Havin’ a Ball Wild and Crazy Kids Friday Night Lights Out of Control Fun in the Sun It’s in the Games End of Summer Sensation

King’s Kids Camp, ages 6-12 MLK Jr. Rec Center S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11

Amazing Olympians Wilderness 101 International Food Adventures The Great American Road Trip Hawaiian Hullaboo Space Invaders Game On! Artful Antics An American Sky Tour Time Travelers Summer Summation Sensation

Super Kids, ages 6-12 McMath Middle School S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11

Blast off to Fun Water Everywhere Rolling Rockstars Bouncing Bonanza Aqualand Ooey Gooey Scientists Splash-N-Dash Game Impossible Treasure Hunters Music Madness (may be at Denton Civic Center) Summerland Fun (may be at Denton Civic Center)

S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11

July 14-19 July 21-25 July 28-Aug 1 Aug 4-8 Aug 11-15 Aug 18-22

Summer Camp Registration

Fees include all activities, field trips, and supplies. Fees: $105 per session (nonresidents add $5) $85 for S4; no camp on July 4 T-Shirt: $8 (one-time, required fee) Deposit: $10 (details below) The first session must be paid in full upon registration. The $10 deposit (applied to fee) is required for all reserved sessions. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable; credits or refunds are not provided for days missed. For sessions paid in full, a one-week notice must be give to receive credit toward another session. Regardless of being registered for the free lunch program, kids must bring two snacks and a drink each day. The free lunch program is available on non-field trip days, June 9 - Aug. 15.

Free Full-Day Summer Camp

City of Denton Kids Camp, ages 5-11 Denia Rec Center, 9am-5pm June 9 - Aug. 23 Kids will experience field trips, swimming, entertainment, arts and crafts, and more. Lunch is provided except on field trip days and the last week of camp.

REGISTRATION AND ELIGIBILITY Beginning April 14, register in person at Denton Civic Center, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. A mandatory, non-refundable fee of $10 is due at registration to reserve a camper’s spot. Camp qualification is based on family income. Guardians, single or joint, must either be working full time, enrolled in a job training program, or enrolled full time in the summer school semester. Guardians must provide the following at registration: completed 2013 income tax forms for income verification, current pay stubs from one month, proof of residency within Denton city limits, and participants’ birth certificates for age verification. Additional information on required documentation is available online. For more information, call (940) 349-7275.

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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SPECIALTY & INTERACTIVE half-day and mini camps

Half-day and mini camps at North Lakes Rec Center

Half-day and mini camps offered at Denton Civic Center Themed Half-Day Camps

Denton Civic Center $75 per kid, per week Monday-Friday, 9am-noon Campers must be potty trained. Little Rookies Sports & Fitness, ages 3-4 Kids will learn the world of sports and fitness in this fun camp with track and field events, karate, baseball, tennis, lacrosse, basketball, golf, t-ball, soccer, fitness activities, and tons of crafts and games.

June 16-20; 41862 Little Scientists, ages 3-5 Kids will fizzle, swizzle, and twizzle the day away while learning about magnets, air, water, and more. Features demos and hands-on activities.

June 23-27; 41334 Super Hero Adventures, ages 3-5 Superman, Spiderman, and Batman, oh my! Kids will explore the world of super heros through stories, activities, games, and crafts. Kids may wear their favorite super hero costume!

July 7-11; 41335 Knight & Princess Camp, ages 3-5 Kids will live out dreams of being a knight or a princess with stories, activities, games, and crafts that will make the fairy tale come alive. Kids may wear their favorite knight or princess costume!

July 14-18; 41336 Under the Big Top, ages 3-5 Kids will love watching the circus come to life with carnival games, face painting, juggling, spin art, magic, clowning, and much more.

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Themed Mini Camps

Read Now! ages 4-6 Jumpstart your kid to the world of literature, and help develop their confidence, self-esteem, and academic motivation. Game time, story time, and a controlled vocabulary make this great fun.

July 21-25 2-4pm

$100 41868

Camp Barbie, ages 4-8 A certified teacher will teach self-esteem development with the help of Barbie. Kids will learn how to make friends, manage money, dream up careers, cook, the importance of school work, and more. The activities and adventures enrich all girls.

July 21-25 11:30-1:30pm $100 41867 Fashion Designer! ages 8-12 Kids will learn basic sketching techniques, color theory, mixing texture and patterns, fashion history, and more. Designs will come to life with ribbons, sequins, and oodles of accessories. No sewing in class.

July 21-25 9-11am $100 41866 Play-Doh’s World of Discovery, ages 4-7 Explore the past, present, and the future with Play-Doh. Kids will learn about transportation, dinosaurs, volcanoes, and more in a moldable environment!

Aug 4-8 11:30-1:30pm $100 41863 Creative Conquerors, 4-12 Kids will plan, create, and construct a series of projects and create lasting memories such as a scrapbook, comic strip, artwork, jewelry, and clothing. Great for kids who love to think!

Ages 4-7 Aug 4-8 2-4pm $100 41859 Ages 8-12 Aug 4-8 2-4pm $100 41860 Hot Wheels Rock! ages 4-7 Endless tracks, obstacle courses, and more! Hot Wheel lovers will learn about momentum, force, friction, and other concepts while they have fun with hundreds of Hot Wheel cars.

Aug 4-8 9-11am $100 41865

Play-Well Teknologies LEGO®

Pre-Engineering, ages 5-7 Imaginations will run wild with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®! In this fun-filled, creative class kids learn building techniques by creating boats, bridges, mazes, and motorized cars. This class encourages creativity while teaching basic physic concepts.

Mar 10-14 M-F 9am-noon $179 40878 June 16-20 M-F 9am-noon $179 40880 Engineering Fundamentals, ages 7-12 Power-up your kids’ engineering skills and apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture. Kids will be provided tools for motorized, architectural, and creative fun projects!

Mar 10-14 M-F 1-4pm June 16-20 M-F 1-4pm

$179 40879 $179 40881

Construction Vehicles & Machines, ages 5-7 Kids will dig into big trucks, construction vehicles, super machines, and explore the engineering concepts and vocabulary behind large scale machines like steamrollers, bulldozers, wrecking balls, tower cranes, and more.

July 21-25 M-F 9am-noon $179 40882 Eco-Engineering, ages 8-12 Kids will design and race solar cars, build a windpowered electrical generation facility, then enter the human powered vehicle competition and invent a machine powered by stored elastic strain energy. Guidance will be provided, but famililiarity with LEGO® Technic is desirable.

July 21-25 M-F 1-4pm

$179 40883

Young Rembrandts Jr. Art Camp, ages 5-8 On the first two days, kids will draw as much as they can in the first hour, then select and complete their favorite pieces. On the last day, they will compile what they have learned in one large, final scene.

June 25-27 W-F 1-2:30pm $63 40966 July 30- Aug 1 W-F 1-2:30pm $63 40967 Jr. Art Camp, ages 8-13 Geared toward older kids, each week will focus on different methods, including pencil, marker, and pastels.

June 25-27 W-F 2:45-4:15pm $63 40968 July 30-Aug 1 W-F 2:45-4:15pm $63 40969 14

No camp on July 4. All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.


LEGO® engineering, art, web design, gaming, animation, design, movie making, and more! Register online at www.dentonparks.com Half-day computer and building camps at MLK Jr. Center Youth Tech Inc. Camps

Animation, ages 10-17 The basics of animation and digital design will be taught to students using Adobe Flash software.

June 9-12 M-Th

9am-noon $165 41815

Video Game Design, ages 10-17 While students study video game design they will produce several video games to share with friends!

June 9-12 M-Th July 28-31 M-Th

1-4pm $175 41816 9am-noon $175 41817

The Gaming Academy, ages 10-17 Students focus on 2D and 3D game design then create video games using top software.

June 30-July 3 M-Th 9am-4pm $325 41818 Web Design, ages 10-17 Students will learn about web design, and build a website using top tools. The website will have free hosting for one year.

July 28-31 M-Th

1-4pm

$165 41819

Movie Makers, ages 10-17 Learn digital video design and production with extras like green screens and special effects. Film, direct, and edit a video.

Aug 4-7

M-Th

9am-noon $160 41820

ULTIMATE CAMPOUT Turner Falls Park, July 14-18 $150/camper (grades 1-5); 41294

The first day of camp will be spent at McMath Middle School in preparation of four, fun-filled days of camping, fishing, hiking, paddle boats, outdoor games, campfires, and swimming! During the three nights of camping, we will stay in cabins at Turner Falls Park. Campers must register in person at the Civic Center by June 30. The fee must be paid in full upon registration. After June 1, credits or refunds will not be provided.

Engineering for Kids Camps

Robotics Olympics Camp, ages 7-12 Kids will be introduced to the concepts of building and programing LEGO® robots to perform sports specific functions. $30 supply fee required.

June 16-19 M-Th 1-4pm

$120 41809

Robotics Rescue Robots, ages 7-12 Kids will learn how to build and program LEGO® robots and explore how they’re used in different disaster situations. $30 supply fee required.

July 7-10 M-Th 1-4pm

$120 41811

Momentum Madness, ages 7-12 Kids will work with their Pit Crew to design and build vehicles like dragsters and hovering levitrons. Kids will learn about industrial, electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering. $30 supply fee required.

July 7-10 M-Th 9am-noon $120 41810

Super Fun! Online registration is available for half-day and specialty camps beginning March 1. To register by phone, call (940) 349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com.

June 16-19 M-Th 9am-noon $120 41808

More to explore... Sports Camps, page 16 Tennis Camps, page 17 Teen Camps, page 18 Teen Trips, page 18 Kayaking Camps, page 21

FREE SUMMER LUNCHES

Jr Master Naturalist, ages 6-11 Clear Creek

How Amusing! ages 7-12 Kids will form teams and compete in amusement park themed challenges related to engineering with the goal of creating the most fantastic and thrilling experience. $30 supply fee required.

June 9 - Aug. 15, ages 1-18 Monday-Friday locations/serving times vary: Ashli Oaks Mobile Home Park, Denia Rec Center, Mack Park, MLK Jr. Rec Center, Fred Moore Park, Owsley Neighborhood, Village East Apts, Quakertown Park, 1920 Apts The free lunch program is made possible by a grant. Lunches are provided upon request and are subject to availability. For more information, call (940) 3498731. Youth eligible to participate in the program must not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or political belief. Anyone who believes that they have been discriminated against should write to USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272. USDA is an equal-opportunity provider and employer. Note: Discrimination complaints based on religion or political beliefs must be referred only to the director, Civil Rights Division, Texas Dept. of Agriculture.

Kids will enjoy unique outdoor fun at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area with Elm Fork Master Naturalists and Master Gardenercertified staff. Each day will include a nature study, arts and crafts, and an exploration hike. Register by May 31.

June 9-13 M-F 9am-noon $60 41378

Aquatic Explorer, ages 7-14 Denton Natatorium

Explore the world of water through kayaking, water polo, snorkeling, and basic water safety.

June 16-20 June 23-27 July 7-11 July 14-18 July 21-25

M-Th 1-4pm M-Th 1-4pm M-Th 1-4pm M-Th 1-4pm M-Th 1-4pm

$85 $85 $85 $85 $85

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No camp on July 4. All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. 15


Sport camps Skateboard Camp Tennis Camp Softball Camp Volleyball Camp Lacrosse Camp Golf Camp and more

Bring a snack and drink each day. For outdoor camps, please supply your child with sunscreen. Register online at www.dentonparks.com or call (940) 349-PARK.

Skateboard Camps, ages 5+

These camps teach everything kids need to know in a fast, fun environment. On the first day, kids will be assessed so lessons may be adapted to their abilities. A guardian must be present the first day to complete a waiver. Each day, kids need to bring a helmet, a skateboard, sunscreen, water, and a snack. Camps will meet regardless of weather; the rain-out location is the Natatorium so kids need to bring a swim suit and a towel each day. The fee includes a T-shirt. Register by the Thursday before each camp.

Skateboard Camp, ages 6+

This camp is perfect for beginner to intermediate skaters, as instruction is adapted to each skater’s ability.

June 9-13 M-F 8:30-11:30am SKP $75 40895 July 7-11 M-F 8:30-11:30am SKP $75 40898 July 28-Aug 1 M-F 8:30-11:30am SKP $75 40901 Mini Skateboard Camp, ages 5-7

A great camp designed for beginning skateboarders.

June 16-20 M-F 9-11am July 14-18 M-F 9-11am

SKP $50 40896 SKP $50 40899

Intermediate Skateboard Camp, ages 6+

This camp is perfect for improving skills; previous camp enrollment is not required.

June 23-27 M-F 8:30-11:30am SKP $75 40897 July 21-25 M-F 8:30-11:30am SKP $75 40900

Golf Camp, ages 7+

This instructional camp stresses proper fundamentals while making golf fun. In addition to the rules of the game, kids will receive instruction in course etiquette. Kids will also practice grip, stance, and swing on the driving range, putting green, and chipping green. The fee includes a T-shirt, and clubs are available for use. Kids need to bring water and a snack each day.

June 9-12 M-Th Aug 4-7 M-Th

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9-11am RRGC $150 41221 9-11am RRGC $150 41222

No camp on July 4. All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

Sports Specific Camps and Clinics, ages 5-16

These camps are great for both the beginner looking to gain a basic understanding of the sport and the veteran wanting to improve. The fee includes a T-shirt, except for the free lacrosse clinic. Kids need to bring a snack and drink each day.

FREE Lacrosse Clinic, ages 9-16

Ages 9-16 April 26

Sa 9am-noon

Hinkle FREE 40957

Softball, ages 5-12

Ages 5-8 June 9-12 M-Th 8:30-11:30am DSC Ages 9-12 June 16-19 M-Th 8:30-11:30am DSC Volleyball, ages 7-12

Ages 7-9 June 23-26 M-Th 1-4pm Ages 10-12 July 7-10 M-Th 1-4pm

NLR NLR

$75 40954 $75 40955

July 14-17 M-Th 8:30-11:30am DRC

$75 40956

Soccer, ages 5-8

Ages 5-8

$75 40952 $75 40953

Tennis Program, ages 6-14

Goldfield Tennis Center is offering ongoing classes outside the standard summer camp schedule. This is to provide additional tennis training in a class like setting. Students may attend one or both days. Session 1

June 11-July 2 W 6-7pm GTC $69 41084 June 7-28 Sa 9:30-10:30 GTC $69 41369 June 7-July 2 W/Sa (as above) GTC $99 41370 Session 2

July 9-30 W 6-7pm GTC $69 41372 June 12-Aug 2 Sa 9:30-10:30 GTC $69 41373 July 9-Aug 2 W/Sa (as above) GTC $99 41371

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In addition to sports camps, we offer summer leagues and instruction for kickball, basketball, track, soccer, flag football, Soccer Sparks Academy, and much more. See pages 28-31.


Tennis camps

Kids will receive a tennis prize. Multiple-sized junior racquets are available for use. Bring a snack and drink each day. Register online at www.dentonparks.com

Pee Wee Tennis Camp, ages 3-5

Campers will use smaller nets and graduated racquets to develop basic strokes. Special equipment and targets are used to create a carnival-like atmosphere and fun learning environment.

Morning Camps @ GTC

June 9-12 M-Th June 16-19 M-Th June 23-26 M-Th June 30-July 3 M-Th July 7-10 M-Th July 14-17 M-Th July 21-24 M-Th July 28-31 M-Th Aug 4-7 M-Th Aug 11-14 M-Th

9-10am 9-10am 9-10am 9-10am 9-10am 9-10am 9-10am 9-10am 9-10am 9-10am

$59 $59 $59 $59 $59 $59 $59 $59 $59 $59

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Evening Camps @ South Lakes Park

June 16-19 July 7-10 July 28-31

M-Th M-Th M-Th

6:30-7:30pm $59 40936 6:30-7:30pm $59 40937 6:30-7:30pm $59 40944

Superstar Tennis Camp, ages 6-9

Campers will have a blast learning the basic of tennis, including strokes, grips, and footwork. The camp combines fundamentals and fun by using a “skill of the day� format.

Morning Camps @ GTC

June 9-12 June 16-19 June 23-26 June 30-July 3 July 7-10 July 14-17 July 21-24 July 28-31 Aug 4-7 Aug 11-14

M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41028 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41029 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41030 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41031 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41032 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41033 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41034 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41035 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41036 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41037

Morning Half-Day Camps @ GTC

Extended version of our regular camps, kids will also learn about singles and doubles play, ball machine practice, and enjoy a Thursday pizza party.

June 9-12 June 23-26 July 14-17 Aug 4-7

M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon

$99 $99 $99 $99

Evening Camps @ South Lakes Park

June 16-19 July 7-10 July 28-31

M-Th M-Th M-Th

6-7:30pm 6-7:30pm 6-7:30pm

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$69 41047 $69 41048 $69 41049

Championship Tennis Camp, ages 10+

Beginners will learn the basics of tennis, and intermediate players will begin playing and keeping score. Racquets are available for use.

Morning Camps @ GTC

June 9-12 June 16-19 June 23-26 June 30-July 3 July 7-10 July 14-17 July 21-24 July 28-31 Aug 4-7 Aug 11-14

M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41063 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41064 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41065 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41066 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41067 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41068 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41069 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41070 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41071 M-Th 9-10:30am $69 41072

Morning Half-Day Camps @ GTC

Extended version of our regular camps, kids will focus on singles and doubles play, then ball machine practice in the second half. Thursday will be a pizza party.

June 9-12 June 23-26 July 14-17 Aug 4-7

M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon 9am-noon

$99 $99 $99 $99

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Evening Camps @ South Lakes Park

June 16-19 July 7-10 July 28-31

M-Th M-Th M-Th

6-7:30pm 6-7:30pm 6-7:30pm

$69 41081 $69 41082 $69 41083

Advanced Camps, Jr. High and High School

Jr. High level is for those on middle school teams, or younger players with extensive tournament experience. High School level is for grades 9-12. Camp Times: Monday: 10:30am-noon, Tuesday: 7-8:30pm,

Wednesday: 10:30-noon, Friday: 10:30-noon Weekly Camp Options:

June 9-13 June 16-20 June 23-27 June 30-July 3 July 7-11 July 14-18 July 21-25 July 28-Aug 1 Aug 4-8 Aug 11-15

M-W, F M-W, F M-W, F M-W, F M-W, F M-W, F M-W, F M-W, F M-W, F M-W, F

$75 $75 $75 $55 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75

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Attend weekly, the entire summer, or go one or two days a week. No makeup dates for the daily or all-summer options.

Daily Camp Options:

Once a week, or 10 classes $149 41099 Twice a week, or 20 classes $279 41100 All-Summer Option:

June 9-Aug 15 M-W, F

$399 41101 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. 17


r e m m Su s p m a Teen C Summer Day Camp, ages 11-15

Each day begins at 7am and ends at 6pm at Denton Civic Center. Teens will enjoy exciting field trips with activities such as laser tag, go-karts, and so much more. Teens will never be bored with at least one field trip scheduled each day! Details and field trips will be available online at www.dentonparks.com. S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11

June 9-13 June 16-20 June 23-27 June 30-July 3 July 7-11 July 14-19 July 21-25 July 28-Aug 1 Aug 4-8 Aug 11-15 Aug 18-22

Wild ‘n Out Hawaiian Hustle Gamesapalooza All Stars-Arama Water Wonderland Amusement Mania Paintball Frenzy Mega Park Madness Tropical Adventures Arcade Crazed and Dazed Jumpin’ Jammers

Beginning April 14, register in person at Denton Civic Center, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. There must be a minimum of 20 campers to hold a session. $115 per session; $95 for session 4 (no camp on July 4) The first session must be paid in full upon registration. The $10 deposit (applied to fee) is required for all reserved sessions. Deposits are nonrefundable and non-transferrable; credits or refunds are not provided for days missed. For sessions paid in full, a one-week notice must be given to receive credit toward another session. Fees include all activities and field trips. Teens need to bring a sack lunch, a snack, & drinks each day.

Field trips & adventures

every single day!

Take a look! Interactive Computer Camps, page 15 18 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

Outdoor Adventures Camp, ages 12-16

Each camp begins with an introduction to the activity and progresses in difficulty during the week. No experience is needed, just a desire to be outside and have fun. All camps will start and finish at Denia Rec Center. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, and wear appropriate outdoor clothing including closed-toe shoes. Register the Wednesday prior to each week. For trip-specific questions, call (940) 349-8136.

Hike & Bike

Bike and hike miles of flat, single-track trails in wetlands, grasslands, and forests to discover the natural beauty of Clear Creek and Ray Roberts Lake State Park. Bikes, helmets, and guidance are provided.

July 7-10

M-Th 9am-3pm $100 41359

Kayaking

Join ACA assessed and American Red Cross lifeguard certified staff while basic kayaking skills are taught, then tackle creeks and lakes during the week. Life jackets, paddles and canoes are provided.

June 9-12 M-Th 9am-3pm $100 41356 July 14-17 M-Th 9am-3pm $100 41744 Aug 4-7 M-Th 9am-3pm $100 41745 Rock Climbing

Begin the week with the rock wall at Denia Rec Center then graduate to the actual thing at Lake Mineral Wells State Park. All equipment is provided.

June 16-19 M-Th 9am-3pm $100 41357 Aug 11-14 M-Th 9am-3pm $100 41746 Archery

Join certified instructors from National Archery in Schools to learn the fundamentals of international style archery. Indoor and outdoor archery will be practiced. Closed-toe shoes are a must.

June 23-26 M-Th 9am-3pm $100 41358 Aug 18-21 M-Th 9am-3pm $100 41747


Civic Center Pool

New! All Access Annual Aquatic Pass* NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool Individual, $140, Family $390

515 N. Bell St., (940) 349-8279

We’re ready to get your party started!

Available beginning May 28, this $110 package includes one hour under the shaded party area, invitations, paper goods, cake, and drinks. Hot dogs and chips are available for additional $2.50/person. The price is limited to 15 guests; each additional guest pays daily admission. To book your summer party, call (940) 349-8806.

After hours, private rentals

The pool is available for private rentals on week days beginning at 7:30pm and on weekends beginning at 6:30pm. Lifeguards are provided. All rental fees must be paid in full at the time of reservation booking. To book, call (940) 349-8802.

Swim Team, Camp, Swim Lessons Denton Dolphins Swim Team

Participants (ages 6+) are required to swim 25 yards continuously. To determine their levels, new participants will tryout May 20, 21, or 22, from 5-8pm at the Natatorium. Call (940) 349-8800 to reserve a tryout time. The parent-interest meeting is May 15, 7pm at Denton Natatorium. Morning practices begin June 9.

May 27-July 11 M-F 7-11:30am $155 40350 May 27-July 11 M-F 6-7pm $155 40351

Denton Dolphins Summer Camp

This camp focuses on similar activities found on a traditional swim team. Campers will have wacky relay races, stroke clinics, play water polo and more. Campers must be able to swim one full length of the pool unassisted.

July 15-31 Tu/Th

8:30-10am $45

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Summer Swim Lessons

Structured lessons are divided by age and skill level and taught by certified instructors. Schedule on pages 24-25.

Adult Water Aerobics

A fun, low impact, cross training class combines kick boxing, water walking, yoga, pilates, and tai chi to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexbility.

June 10-July 3 Tu/Th 6-6:50pm $30 July 7-31 Tu/Th 6-6:50pm $30

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Enjoy the summer with a season pass** Individual, $50 (nonresidents add $10) Family, $110 (nonresidents add $15)

Daily Admission

Ages 18 and older, $3 Ages 2-17, $2.25; under age 2, free

Pool Hours and Season Dates Monday-Saturday, noon-6pm Sunday, 1-6pm

Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26 Preseason Weekend, May 31 - June 1 Open daily, June 7 - Aug. 24 Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1

Special Events

Father’s Day Fun Sunday, June 15, dads are FREE with a paid admission. Independence Day Friday, July 4, families enjoy $1 admission and fun and games. * Season passes are available for purchase at Denton Civic Center and Denton Natatorium. Season passes may be used for admission to Denton Natatorium on CCP rain-out days. Families are considered to be up to two adults and up to four dependent children living in the same household; each additional child, $25. “Dependent” implies tax dependent or dependent through marriage. ** Individual nonresidents add $5 and family nonresidents add $15 19


2014 Hours of Operation

Sneak Peek Weekend, May 17-18 Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26 Preseason Weekend, May 31 - June 1 Open daily, beginning June 7 - Aug. 24 Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1

Daily Admission

48 inches and taller, $11 (nonresidents add $2) Under 48 inches, $7 (nonresidents add $2) 2 and under, FREE; Non-swimmers, $5

Discount season passes are available through May 18

Individual, $65; nonresidents add $5 Family, $200*; nonresidents add $15

Season Passes after May 18 Individual, $75; nonresidents add $5 Family, $225*; nonresidents add $15

Monthly Passes Individual, $30; nonresidents add $5 Family, $85; nonresidents add $15

New! All Access Annual Pass** NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool Individual, $140, Family $390

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* Families are considered to be up to two adults and up to four dependent children living in the same household; each additional child, $25. “Dependent” implies tax dependent or dependent through marriage. ** Individual nonresidents add $5 and family nonresidents add $15.

Save $25 on family season passes, NOW until May 18! Call (940) 349-8800

Get unlimited access with a season pass: Four giant, outdoor slides One giant, indoor slide Children’s water playground Lazy river, sand volleyball Low-priced NEW concessions pass holder perks!

plus

For more information, call (940) 349-8800 or visit www.dentonwaterworks.com. City of Denton Water Works Park 2400 Long Rd., (940) 349-8810


Awesome Bang for your Buck!

tickets • 15 guests and Park • to Water Works party paper goods • cake + drinks • ice cream picture • party souvenir toy • party souvenir rties Save $30 on all pa pass! with your season

To book a party, call (940) 349-8806! Birthday parties, team parties, family reunions, company parties, and more. First party kicks off Saturday, May 17!

Water Works Park Birthday Party Package

The $230* package includes one hour in the party room or pavilion, admission to the water park, invitations, paper goods, cake, drinks, ice cream, a souvenir picture, and a water toy for the birthday kid. Pizza and chips are available for an additional $4 per person. The price is limited to 15 guests; there is a $12 fee for each additional swimmer and $5 fee for each additional non-swimming guest, or a group-rate discount is available for additional guests of ten or more. To book, call (940) 349-8806. *WWP season pass holders receive a $30 discount.

After hours, private rentals

The water park is available for private rentals on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning at 7:30pm. All rental fees must be paid in full at the time of reservation booking. To book, call (940) 349-8802.

Kayak the lazy river!

Kayaking-Intro to Paddling, ages 8+

New in 2014! • • • •

Price reduction for birthday parties Price reduction for nonresidents New concessions and menu $30 party discount for season pass holders

Back by popular demand! • • • •

Lazy river toddler tubes Kayaking the lazy river Pass holder perks and discounts Exciting events such as KSCS LIVE remote day, and special activity days June 20, July 18, and Aug. 15

Do you have a young adventurous explorer? Check out Aquatic Explorer Camp for kids ages 7-14 on page 14!

In this course, participants will learn basic boat orientation, safety skills, and stroke technique. Fun for the whole family, participants will use kayaks to practice basic river maneuvers in a controlled environment. Kayaks, personal floatation devices, and paddles are provided.

June 9-12 June 16-19 July 7-10 July 14-17 July 28-31

M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am 8:30-10:30am

$60 $60 $60 $60 $60

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Kayaking-Roll, ages 12+

In this course, participants will expand their knowledge of paddling through the addition of rolling a kayak. Skills presented will include wet exits, hip snaps, bracing, and paddle rolling.

June 23-26 July 21-24

M-Th 8:30-10:30am $60 40361 M-Th 8:30-10:30am $60 40362

Workout using the lazy river! River Robics, ages 16+

Enjoy a unique, shallow-water class in our lazy river. A water-walking cardio segment, step aerobics, and upper-body noodle resistance use the water to maximize your muscle strength and endurance.

June 9-July 3 M/Tu/Th 7:30-8:25pm $65 40699 July 7-31 M/Tu/Th 7:30-8:25pm $65 40700 Aug 4-21 M/Tu/Th 7:30-8:25pm $50 40701

Family savings at the water park Discount Twilight Nights, $3 Off

Receive $3 off regular admission rates M-Th after 4pm.

Friday Night Fun - Buy One, Get One Free

Buy one admission and receive one of equal or lesser value for free every Friday after 4pm. Enjoy special themes and activities on June 20, July 18, and Aug. 15.

FREE Splish Splash Storytime! Fridays at 10am, June 13-July 25

Join Water Works Park and Children’s Librarians from the Denton Public Library for story time by the pool, then enjoy splash time. Admission is free, but participants must leave by 10:45am or pay park admission. All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. 21


THE NAT

Denton Natatorium is located at 2400 Long Rd., off Sherman Dr. near Loop 288; (940) 349-8800 The NAT is a joint-use facility between Denton Independent School District and City of Denton Parks and Recreation. DISD uses the facility for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches.

New! All Access Aquatic Annual Pass* NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool Individual Pass $140, Family Pass $390

Hours of Operation

Admission, Passes and Punch Cards

For schedule updates, including pool closings and extended open swim hours during spring break, visit www.dentonparks.com. Monday-Friday 5:30-7am Lap swim, water walking 7-9am Water walking, leisure pool swim 9am-3:30pm Lap swim, water walking, classes 3:30-5pm Water walking, leisure pool swim Monday-Thursday 5-8pm Lap swim Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-8pm Leisure pool with slide open Friday 4:30-7pm Leisure pool with slide open 5-7pm Lap swim Saturday 10am-12:30pm Lap swim, water walking, classes 12:30-6pm Open swim (slide, diving board open) Sunday 1-5pm Open swim (slide, diving board open) Beg. May 18, Sunday hours are noon-6pm

Daily Admission Ages 16+ Ages 3-15 Ages 2 and under

Spring, Feb. 1 - June 6

NAT Daily Admission

Resident $4 $3 free

NAT Monthly/Annual Passes Monthly Passes Individual Family* Four Month Pass Individual Family* Annual Pass Individual Family

Resident $20 $40 Resident $60 $120 Resident $120 $250

Nonresident $5 $4 free Nonresident $25 $45 Nonresident $70 $130 Nonresident $135 $265

NAT Punch Cards (valid six months from purchase date) 10/20 Punch Cards Resident Age 16+ 10/$30, 20/$60 Ages 3-15 10/$25, 20/$50

Nonresident 10/$35, 20/$65 10/$30, 20/$55

Hours of Operation

Aquatic Therapy, Scuba, and USMS

Monday-Friday, 5:30am-noon Lap swim, water walking, classes Monday-Friday, noon-5pm Open swim (slide, diving board open) Monday-Friday, 5-8pm Lap swim, classes Saturday, 10am-12:30pm Lap swim, water walking, classes Saturday, 12:30-6pm Open swim (slide, diving board open) Sunday, noon-6pm Open swim (slide, diving board open)

We offer water therapy through Denton Sports and Physical Therapy. For more information, call (940) 566-5714.

Summer, June 7 - Aug. 24

Island Divers Scuba Classes

We offer scuba classes in conjunction with Island Divers. Classes are taught through the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, or PADI, system. Students will learn to dive safely, become comfortable in the water, and have fun. Call (940) 383-3483.

Masters Swim Club

Fun Discount Nights Every Friday from 4-7pm, pay one daily admission fee, you receive a second of equal or lesser value. 22 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

Aquatic Therapy

The DASC Masters Swim Club is rapidly growing in Denton and surrounding areas. We have swimmers of all abilities including novice swimmers looking to feel more comfortable in the water, triathletes wanting to have a faster swim time, and collegiate/ competitive swimmers preparing for the next swim meet. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve their skills and achieve success while having a great time! For membership information, call (940) 239-7770 or email coach.michael@daswimclub.com There’s more- check out page 14 for Aquatic Explorer Camp, page 19 for swim team, and page 26 for certification trainings (lifeguard training, etc)!

*Individual nonresidents add $5 and family nonresidents add $15.


WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE OF THE NAT POOL?

Generally, the competition pool is 81 degrees, and the leisure pool is 88 degrees.

year round

POOL PARTY rentals

NAT After Hour Rentals

Water Exercise for All Levels Purchase a water exercise punch card at the NAT and use it interchangeably for any water exercise class. Punch cards and water exercise passes include admission to the NAT for lap swim or open swim at no additional cost. All levels are welcome.

Drop-in $7 per person One Month Pass $36; nonres add $5 Four Month Pass $132; nonres add $15 Annual Pass $396; nonres add $30 10-Class Punch Card $40; nonres add $10 (valid for six months) 20-Class Punch Card $70; nonres add $10 (valid for six months) Aquatic Boot Camp, Wednesday, 6-6:55pm

This is a fun class designed to be high-energy offering both aerobic exercise and strength training. Water shoes are highly recommended.

Deep Challenge, Monday-Thursday, 6-6:55pm (June 13 - Aug. 29, Monday-Friday, 6-6:55pm)

This is a non-impact but vigorous deep-water aerobics class held in the competition pool. The class includes interval and circuit training, strength resistance training, and stretching. Deep-water flotation devices and resistance equipment provided.

Shallow Water Workout, Monday-Thursday, 7-7:55pm This low-impact, cross training class combines kick boxing, water walking, yoga, pilates, and tai chi to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. Water shoes are highly recommended. Class is held in the leisure pool.

Senior Water Exercise, all ages

Strength Training: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-9:55am Water Exercise: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:15-11:15am

Not limited to seniors, these classes are designed for those who need to work out at a slightly slower pace compared to our other classes. The class is held in the comp pool during the colder months and in the water park lazy river during the summer months. Strength training is free to all pass holders.

SilverSneakers®

If you are eligible for the SilverSneakers® fitness program through your insurance plan, you receive access to the NAT, fitness rooms at the centers, and SilverSneakers® and water exercise classes. To view currently accepted insurance plans, visit www.silversneakers. com. Enroll in person at North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287.

To book a private rental for after hours, please call (940) 349-8802.

NAT Birthday Party Package

The $160 package includes one hour in a decorated party room, admission to the indoor pool, invitations, cake, ice cream sandwiches, drinks, a souvenir picture, paper goods, a party host, and 15 passes for your guests to revisit the Natatorium. Pizza and chips are available for an additional $4/person beginning May 17. The price is for 15 swimmers; there is $4 fee for each additional swimmer, but there is no charge for non-swimming guests. Call (940) 349-8806.

NAT Group Party Package

The $275 package includes one hour in a decorated party room, admission to the indoor pool, nine large single-topping pizzas, cake, ice cream sandwiches, drinks, invitations, paper goods, a souvenir group picture, a party host, and 25 passes for your guests to revisit the Natatorium. The price is for 25 swimmers; there is $4 fee for each additional swimmer, but there is no charge for non-swimming guests. Call (940) 349-8806.

SWIM LESSONS

For NAT and Civic Center Pool swim lessons, see pages 24-25. Private and Semi-Private, ages 3-adult Private swim lessons are designed to meet a person’s specific needs and are created for those who need individualized attention to enhance learning ability. To register, call the Learn to Swim Coordinator at (940) 349-8814.

Private (1-on-1) (1) 30-minute $25 (4) 30-minute $80 (8) 30-minute $140

Semi-Private (2-on-1)

(1) 30-minute $20/person (4) 30-minute $65/person (8) 30-minute $115/person

All are feesfor areresidents; for residents; nonresidentsadd add $5. $5. 23 All fees nonresidents


2014 Swim Lessons Lessons for all skill levels are provided at each class during each session. All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. Levels 1-4 have a participant to teacher class ratio of 6:1. The registration deadline for ALL swim lessons is at closing on the Friday before the first day of class. *No class during the week of Spring break, March 10-15.

Water Tots Swim Lessons

For ages 6 months to 3 years, this parent and kid class builds readiness through games and songs. Parents will learn how to teach their kid various skills to increase their kid’s confidence, coordination, and safety in the water.

Lessons offered at Denton Natatorium *Mar 3-Apr 2 *Mar 3-Apr 2 Apr 7-30 Apr 7-30 May 12-22 May 12-22 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 21-31 July 21-31 July 21-31 July 21-31 July 21-31 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14

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5:30-6:05pm $60 6:15-6:50pm $60 5:30-6:05pm $60 6:15-6:50pm $60 5:30-6:05pm $60 6:15-6:50pm $60 9:30-10:05am $60 10:15-10:50am $60 11-11:35am $60 5:30-6:05pm $60 6:15-6:50pm $60 9:30-10:05am $60 10:15-10:50am $60 11-11:35am $60 5:30-6:05pm $60 6:15-6:50pm $60 9:30-10:05am $60 10:15-110:50am $60 11-11:35am $60 5:30-6:05pm $60 6:15-6:50pm $60 9:30-10:05am $60 10:15-10:50am $60 11-11:35am $60 5:30-6:05pm $60 6:15-6:50pm $60 9:30-10:05am $60 10:15-10:50 $60 11-11:35am $60 5:30-6:05pm $60 6:15-6:50pm $60

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June 9-19 June 9-19 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 July 7-17 July 7-17

M-Th M-Th M-F M-F M-Th M-Th

10:15-10:50am $60 6:15-6:50pm $60 10:15-10:50am $60 6:15-6:50pm $60 10:15-10:50am $60 6:15-6:50pm $60

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*Mar 8-Apr 5 *Mar 8-Apr 5 Apr 12-May 3 Apr 12-May 3 June 7-28 June 7-28 July 12-Aug 2 July 12-Aug 2

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

10:15-10:50am $36 11-11:35am $36 10:15-10:50am $36 11-11:35am $36 10:15-10:50am $36 11-11:35am $36 10:15-10:50am $36 11-11:35am $36

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Lessons offered at Civic Center Pool

Saturday lessons at Denton Natatorium

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Preschool Swim Lessons

For ages 3-4, this class introduces water skills that will help your kid feel comfortable and enjoy water safely. They learn floating, kicking, alternating arm action, bubble blowing, and safety rules. Kids are divided according to skill level. The class ratio of participant to instructor is 5:1.

Level 1: Introduction to Water

For this class, kids learn skills ranging from beginning to introduction to freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. The class ratio of participant to instructor is 6:1.

Lessons offered at Denton Natatorium

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Lessons offered at Civic Center Pool

Saturday lessons at Denton Natatorium

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Lessons offered at Civic Center Pool

Saturday lessons at Denton Natatorium


Level 2: Fundamental Skills

Level 3: Stroke Development

Lessons offered at Denton Natatorium

For this class, kids must be able to float (front and back) unsupported, perform front and back glides unsupported, and demonstrate alternating arm action. They will learn freestyle, elementary backstroke, learn rotary breathing, dolphin kick and safety. The class ratio of participant to instructor is 6:1.

Lessons offered at Civic Center Pool

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For this class, kids must be able to walk five yards in chest-deep water, retrieve an object underwater, and float supported or unsupported. They will learn alternating arm action, rhythmic bobbing, front/back glides, and safety. The class ratio of participant to instructor is 6:1. *Mar 3-Apr 2 *Mar 3-Apr 2 *Mar 3-Apr 2 Apr 7-30 Apr 7-30 Apr 7-30 May 12-22 May 12-22 May 12-22 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 21-31 July 21-31 July 21-31 July 21-31 July 21-31 July 21-31 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14

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*Mar 8-Apr 5 *Mar 8-Apr 5 Apr 12-May 3 Apr 12-May 3 June 7-28 June 7-28 June 7-28 July 12-Aug 2 July 12-Aug 2 July 12-Aug 2

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

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Saturday lessons at Denton Natatorium

Saturday lessons at Denton Natatorium

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. The registration deadline for ALL swim lessons is at closing on the Friday before the first day of class. Levels 1-4 have a participant to instructor ratio of 6:1. *No class spring break, March 10-15.

Level 4: Stroke Development

For this class, kids will increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front and back crawl) for greater distances. They will add arms to the scissors kick for sidestroke and start to learn back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly. The class ratio of participant to instructor is 6:1.

Lessons offered at Denton Natatorium *Mar 3-Apr 2 *Mar 3-Apr 2 Apr 7-30 Apr 7-30 May 12-22 May 12-22 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 9-19 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 June 23-July 3 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 7-17 July 21-31 July 21-31 July 21-31 July 21-31 July 21-31 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14 Aug 4-14

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Saturday lessons at Denton Natatorium

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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TRAINING courses Water Park Lifeguard, ages 15+

Lifeguard Prep

• Minimum age of 15 • Swim 300 yards continuously • Start in the water and swim 20 yards of front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the starting point with the object, and exit without using a ladder or steps- all within one minute and 40 seconds • Tread water for 2 min. using only your legs

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This American Red Cross course certifies participants in Lifeguard Training, Waterpark Lifeguard Training, First Aid, Bloodbourne Pathogen Training, Oxygen Administration, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. The purpose of this course is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in pools and water parks. Prerequisites will be conducted the first day of class:

Some course material will need to be downloaded from the Red Cross website. The instructor will send information to participants before the first day of class. A valid email is required. Four-day option @ Denton Natatorium Course meets Thursday and Friday from 5-10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am-6pm. Bring a lunch each day.

Mar 6-9 Th-Su Mar 13-16 Th-Su Mar 20-23 Th-Su Mar 27-30 Th-Su Apr 3-6 Th-Su Apr 10-13 Th-Su Apr 24-27 Th-Su May 1-4 Th-Su May 8-11 Th-Su May 15-18 Th-Su May 22-25 Th-Su May 29-June 1 Th-Su

$225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225

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Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid, CPR This course meets the regulatory requirements for child care workers and teaches first aid, CPR, and AED skills for kids. $12 workbook must be purchased; register one week prior to course. Classes @ MLK JR. Rec Center

Mar 4 Apr 1 May 6 June 3 July 1 Aug 5 26 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

Tu 5-7:30pm Tu 5-7:30pm Tu 5-7:30pm Tu 5-7:30pm Tu 5-7:30pm Tu 5-7:30pm

$40 $40 $40 $40 $40 $40

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This course is designed to help participants prepare to complete the prerequisites for the Waterpark Lifeguard Class and is taught by an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard Instructor. Offered @ Denton Natatorium

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4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm 4-5pm

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Water Safety Instructor, ages 16+

This course trains candidates to teach Water Safety, including the Basic Water Rescue course, the six levels of the Learn to Swim program, and Parent and Child Aquatics from the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: • 16 years old (by last day of class) • Successful completion of the precourse session on the first night of class which includes the ability to perform the following strokes for 25 yards each at a Level 4 or better skill level: front crawl, back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly (15 yards) • Float in deep water & tread water for one minute

Mar 7-9 F 5:30-10pm $250 40720 Sat/Sun 9am-6pm

Junior Lifeguarding, ages 11-14

This class is the ideal transition between the learn-to-swim program and the lifeguard training course. Participants must be able to continuously swim 25 yards of freestyle, tread water for one minute, and swim ten yards under water. Trainings offered at Civic Center Pool

June 16-26 M-Th 5:30-7:15pm $70 40355 July 14-24 M-Th 5:30-7:15pm $70 40356


25+ years of dog training experience! Basic Dog Obedience, ages 12+

The instructor will take you through the process of teaching your dog to respond to common requests. Puppies, nine weeks and older, are welcome. The first class is an orientation so do not bring your canine friend; bring shot records to first class. Register two days before each session. For more information, call (940) 206-7156. Classes @ Denia Rec Center

Mar 18-Apr 22 Tu 7:30-8:30pm $80 41671 Apr 29-June 3 Tu 7:30-8:30pm $80 41672 Aug 26-Sept 30 Tu 7:30-8:30pm $80 41673 Classes @ North Lakes Rec Center

Apr 17-May 22 Th 7:30-8:30pm $80 41156 Aug 14-Sept 18 Th 7:30-8:30pm $80 41157

Adv. Dog Obedience, ages 12+

Each dog and handler must have a working knowledge and an understanding of the basics to enroll in this preparatory class for American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test, held May 21, 2014. Register two days prior to each session. For questions and prerequisites, call (940) 206-7156. Canine Good Citizen Test, May 21 Classes @ North Lakes Rec Center

Apr 9-May 14 W 7:30-8:30pm $80 41160

Intro to Nosework, ages 12+

Based on the training principles of drug and explosives detection, the course is modified into a sport. Any dog can do this, regardless of age, breed/mix, or physical impairments. It’s wonderful for high-drive dogs who have a lot of energy, as well as for shy and reactive dogs because only one dog is working at a time. For more information, call (469) 243-3438. Classes @ North Lakes Rec Center

May 28-July 16 M 7:30-8:30pm $80 41232

Women’s Self Defense ages 13+

This class empowers women in both passive and aggressive threats by teaching proper striking techniques, various kicking tactics, locks, chokes, and restraints. As women improve, advanced topics will be introduced, including defenses against weapon attacks. Participants need to wear light and comfortable clothing. Register by the Friday before each session. Classes @ North Lakes Rec Center

Homeschool

Athletics

Junior Tennis, ages 5-16

Students will learn the sport of a lifetime, including basic strokes, scoring, and the history of tennis. Offered @ Goldfield Tennis Center

Mar 24-Apr 2 M 6:15-7:15pm $45 41171 June 2-July 30 M 6:15-7:15pm $45 41172

Mar 5-Apr 16 W 1:30-2:45pm $75 41796 Apr 23-May 28 W 1:30-2:45pm $75 41797 Both Sessions W 1:30-2:45pm $139 41798

Child Care and Babysitting ages 10-17

Swim Lessons, ages 4+

This Cross Lifeline four-hour course builds confidence and skills necessary to care for infants and kids on a daily basis and in emergency situations. Participants will learn CPR, First Aid, and choking for an infant or a kid, diaper changing, burping, feeding, etc. The fee includes a workbook and completion card. Register by the Tuesday before each course. Classes @ North Lakes Rec Center

A great addition to your homeschool curriculum, students will be divided by skill levels on the first day to meet individual needs. Class ratio is 6:1. Offered @ Denton Natatorium

Mar 4-Apr 3 Tu/Th 2:30-3:05pm $60 40353 Apr 8-May 1 Tu/Th 2:30-3:05pm $60 40354

Coed Sports, grades 6-12

Apr 5 Sa 9am-1pm $58 41165 June 14 Sa 9am-1pm $58 41166 Aug 9 Sa 9am-1pm $58 41167

Students learn the value of teamwork, the rules of the game, and strategies for group play. These classes are excellent ways to earn physical education credits while having fun and making friends. To register, call (940) 349-8575.

Basic Computer, ages 12+

Coed Basketball

Learn basic computer skills and how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Classes are in three day sessions. Register one week in advance of each session. Classes @ MLK JR. Rec Center

Mar 24-26 M-W 5-6pm $25 41821 May 26-28 M-W 5-6pm $25 41822

Mar 19-Apr 18 Tu/Th MLK $35 39418 Middle School: noon-1pm; High School: 1-2pm Coed Volleyball

Apr 30-May 30 Tu/Th MLK $35 39419 Middle School: noon-1pm; High School: 1-2pm

Lifeguarding and babysitting are great summer jobs. Be prepared and register today at www.dentonparks.com. All fees are for residents; nonresidents addadd $5.$5.2727 All fees are for residents; nonresidents


Youth Sports leagues and instruction

REGISTRATION: Register at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, or online at www.dentonparks.com. SIBLING DISCOUNT: For Blastball, softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, flag football leagues, kickball, and track apply a $10 discount for each additional sibling living at the same address (not applicable during late registration). COMBINING AGE GROUPS OR DIVISIONS: If we do not receive enough players to make a division, we will consider combining age groups. Once registration for a league ends, credits or refunds are not provided. VOLUNTEER COACHES: If you enjoy sports and being a mentor to kids, we need you! Call (940) 349-8523.

Toddler Sports Mania, ages 21-35 months

Toddlers will develop motor skills while learning basic fundamentals in tumbling, basketball, baseball, and soccer through exciting games and activities. Parents are required to participate. Register by April 3.

Apr 5-26

Sa 9-9:30am MMS $30 41311

Start Smart Sports Instruction, ages 3-4

Four-week classes, each specifically designed for preschoolers, demonstrate the basics of sports in a fun and safe environment. Register by April 3.

Soccer

Kids will learn the basics of soccer such as dribbling, passing, throw-ins, agility, and trapping. The fee includes a T-shirt and a soccer kit with a Koosh and Kwik soccer ball, shin guards, and four soccer cones.

Apr 5-26 Baseball

Sa 8-8:45am

MMS $55 41299

Apr 5-26 Golf

Sa 9:45-10:30am MMS $55 41312

Apr 5-26

Sa 10:45-11:30am MMS $55 41300

Kids will learn the basics of baseball such as batting, catching, and throwing. The fee includes a T-shirt and a baseball kit with a bat-and-ball set, a glove, and a Koosh baseball.

Bitty Basketball, ages 3-4

This introductory basketball class for boys and girls teaches the basics of basketball such as dribbling, shooting, and passing. The class concludes with a scrimmage for parents to enjoy. The registration fee includes a jersey and individual awards. Register by the Friday before each session.

Kids will learn the basics of golf such as putting, chipping, pitching, and the full swing. We will provide all equipment, and the fee includes a T-shirt. The class will conclude with a golf challenge course.

Apr 29-May 22 Tu/Th 6-6:45pm Aug 4-27 M/W 6-6:45pm

Pee Wee Sports Instruction, ages 3½-4

MMS $55 40948 MMS $55 40949

Blastball League, coed, ages 3-4

This introductory T-Ball league teaches basic concepts such as throwing, fielding, batting, and running. In the game, batters run to first base to honk a horn before the fielders hold the ball in the air and yell, “Blast!” A foam bat and ball are used, and gloves are not required. Practices are on weekdays at Denia Park, and games are played Saturday mornings. The fee includes six games, practices, a T-shirt and cap, and awards for all players.

Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Register one day prior to each session.

Sports Sampler

This sampler class concentrates on developmental skills in soccer, T-Ball, and basketball. We will have two lessons on each sport.

Apr 12-May 17 Sa 10:30-11:30am May 31-July 12 Sa 10:30-11:30am July 26-Sept 6 Sa 10:30-11:30am Basketball

NLR $35 41342 NLR $35 41343 NLR $35 41344

Kids will learn skills such as dribbling, shooting, and passing.

Spring games begin March 22 Registration ended in February. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability.

Apr 12-May 17 Sa 11:40am-12:40pm NLR $35 41353 T-Ball

Fall games begin Sept. 13

May 31-July 12 Sa 11:40am-12:40pm NLR $35 41354 Soccer

Register June 30-Aug 19; late Aug 20-22, add $10 Ages 3-4 DSC $50 40970

Kids will learn skills such as throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and running bases.

Kids will learn skills such as dribbling, passing, kicking, and goal tending.

July 26-Sept 6 Sa 11:40am-12:40pm NLR $35 41352 28

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. Register online at www.dentonparks.com


Spring Break Skateboard Camps, ages 6+

Our camps teach everything kids need to know in a fast and fun environment. On the first day, they will be assessed so lessons can be adapted to their abilities. A guardian must be present the first day to complete a waiver. Each day, kids need to bring a helmet, a skateboard, sunscreen, water, and a snack. Camps will meet regardless of the weather; the rain-out location is the Natatorium so participants also need to bring a swim suit and a towel each day. The fee includes a T-shirt. Register by the Thursday before each camp.

Mar 10-14 M-F 9am-noon SKP $75 40893 Mar 10-14 M-F 1-4pm SKP $75 40894 Skateboard Clinics, ages 4+

Participants need to bring a skateboard, a helmet, water, and a snack for each clinic. Register by the Thursday before each clinic.

Mini Skateboard, ages 4-7

This class is designed for young beginners.

Mar 22 Sa 8:30-10:30am SKP $20 40887 Apr 19 Sa 8:30-10:30am SKP $20 41206 Intro to Skateboarding, ages 6+

This class is for the true beginner and includes basics on riding a skateboard and introduction to the equipment.

Feb 22 Sa Mar 29 Sa

8:30-10:30am SKP $20 40888 8:30-10:30am SKP $20 41207

Students will learn beginning street skateboard techniques and ramp maneuvers.

Sa 8:30-10:30am SKP $20 40889 Sa 8:30-10:30am SKP $20 40890

Intermediate Skateboarding, ages 6+

Students will learn street and ramp skills such as grinds, dropping in, and kick turns from roll over.

Mar 8 Sa 8:30-10:30am SKP $20 40891 Apr 12 Sa 8:30-10:30am SKP $20 40892

This boot camp teaches the basics of nutrition and exercise. Improve activity levels, eat healthier, and make friends!

$40 MLK $40 MLK $40 MLK $40 MLK $40 MLK $40 MLK

Ages 4-5 Apr 4-May 23 F June 6-Aug 1 F Aug 15-Oct 3 F Ages 6-9 Apr 4-May 23 F June 6-Aug 1 F Aug 15-Oct 3 F

5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm 5-5:45pm 5:45-6:30pm 5:45-6:30pm 5:45-6:30pm

DRC DRC DRC DRC DRC DRC

$80 41908 $80 41909 $80 41910 $80 41911 $80 41912 $80 41913

Rock The Wall, ages 7-15

In this introductory course to rock climbing, kids will receive one-on-one time with an instructor and learn rock wall safety. Equipment is provided. Register by the Friday before each session.

Mar 4-25 Apr 1-22 May 6-27 June 3-24 July 1-22 Aug 5-26

Tu Tu Tu Tu Tu Tu

6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

DRC DRC DRC DRC DRC DRC

$30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30

41337 41338 41339 41340 41341 41345

Each kid will receive instruction on basic golf techniques as well as safety tips, rules, and course etiquette. Kids will practice on the driving range, the putting green, and the chipping green. If needed, clubs are provided for use during class. Register by the Friday before each session.

Apr 1-22 Tu May 6-27 Tu June 3-24 Tu July 8-29 Tu Aug 5-26 Tu

6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 6-7pm

$70 $70 $70 $70 $70

RRGC RRGC RRGC RRGC RRGC

41216 41217 41218 41219 41220

Archery, ages 7-15

Youth Boot Camp, ages 11-14 Mar 4-27 Tu/Th 6-7:30pm Apr 1-29 Tu/Th 6-7:30pm May 6-29 Tu/Th 6-7:30pm June 3-26 Tu/Th 6-7:30pm July 1-31 Tu/Th 6-7:30pm Aug 5-28 Tu/Th 6-7:30pm

Taught by coaches with USSF National Soccer Coaching licenses, the class uses advanced “all-ball� training techniques to help kids meet their maximum potential while emphasizing fair play and enjoyment of the game. Register by the Wednesday before each session.

Golf Instruction, ages 7+

Beginner Skateboarding, ages 6+ Mar 1 Apr 5

Soccer Sparks Academy, ages 4-9

41788 41789 41790 41791 41792 41793

Archery is experiencing a revival! Learn the fundamentals of archery with USA Archery and National Field Archery Association certified instructors, on a legal indoor range. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Mar 6-27 Th Apr 3-24 Th May 1-22 Th June 5-26 Th July 3-24 Th Aug 7-28 Th

4:30-5:30pm 4:30-5:30pm 4:30-5:30pm 4:30-5:30pm 4:30-5:30pm 4:30-5:30pm

$30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30

DRC DRC DRC DRC DRC DRC

41234 41235 41236 41237 41238 41244

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. Register online at www.dentonparks.com

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Youth Sports

indoor and outdoor leagues Youth Sports Associations

The following sports associations are cosponsored by City of Denton but self-managed. For more information, call the corresponding numbers: Denton Boys Baseball, Inc., (940) 383-7669 Denton Soccer Association, (940) 566-2085 Denton Youth Football and Cheerleading, (940) 566-3293

Girls’ Volleyball League, ages 7-14

Games are played on Saturday with an occasional Friday night game, if needed. The league includes eight games. Awards are given to all players. Shirts and practice space are included for individual players. Teams must provide their own coach and shirts with numbers on front and back, and turn in their roster, waivers, and copies of players’ birth certificates one week prior to games starting. The age determination for the spring and summer 2014 league is Sept. 1, 2013, and for the fall 2014 league is Sept. 1, 2014. Spring games begin March 7 & 8; registration has ended, call (940) 349-7275 for availability. Summer games begin May 30 & 31; practice begins week of May 26

Register Mar 31-May 6; late May 7-9, add $10/player or $50/team Mandatory coaches meeting: May 22, 6:30pm at the Civic Center Teams (for a practice space, add $100) Ages 7-8 UNT/MMS $325 40914 Ages 9-10 UNT/MMS $325 40915 Ages 11-12 UNT/MMS $325 40916 Ages 13-14 UNT/MMS $325 40917 Individuals Ages 7-8 UNT/MMS $70 40906 Ages 9-10 UNT/MMS $70 40907 Ages 11-12 UNT/MMS $70 40908 Ages 13-14 UNT/MMS $70 40909 Fall games begin Sept. 5 & 6; practice begins week of Sept. 1

Register July 28-Aug 12; late Aug 13-15, add $10/player or $50/team Mandatory coaches meeting: Aug 28, 6:30pm at the Civic Center Teams (for a practice space, add $100) Ages 7-8 UNT/MMS $325 41663 Ages 9-10 UNT/MMS $325 41664 Ages 11-12 UNT/MMS $325 41665 Ages 13-14 UNT/MMS $325 41666 Individuals Ages 7-8 UNT/MMS $70 41667 Ages 9-10 UNT/MMS $70 41668 Ages 11-12 UNT/MMS $70 41669 Ages 13-14 UNT/MMS $70 41670 30

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. Register online at www.dentonparks.com

REGISTRATION: Register at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, or online at www.dentonparks.com. SIBLING DISCOUNT: For BlastBall, softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, flag football leagues, kickball, and track apply $10 discount for each additional sibling living at the same address (not applicable during late registration). COMBINING AGE GROUPS OR DIVISIONS: If we do not receive enough players to make a division, we will consider combining age groups. Once registration for a league ends, credits or refunds are not provided. VOLUNTEER COACHES: If you enjoy sports and being a mentor to kids, we need you! Call (940) 349-8523.

Girls’ Softball League, ages 5-14

The league includes eight games, umpires, one practice per week, and ASA and TAAF registration for applicable divisions. Fees include a shirt and shorts and awards for all players. Practices are on weekdays, and games are played on weekdays with an occasional Saturday game, if needed. Home games are played at Denia Park, and out-of-town games are played at locations such as Krum, Ponder, and Sanger. Ages are determined as of Dec. 31, 2013 for the spring league and fall league. Spring games begin week of April 7; registration has ended, call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Fall games begin week of Sept. 8; practice begins week of Aug. 18 at Denia Softball Complex

Register June 30-July Girls T-Ball Girls Coach Pitch Girls Fast Pitch Girls Fast Pitch Girls Fast Pitch

29; late July 30-Aug 1, add $15 ages 5-6 $50 40977 ages 7-8 $60 40978 ages 9-10 $70 40979 ages 11-12 $70 40980 ages 13-14 $70 40981

Girls’ High School Softball League

Players currently enrolled in a high school softball program can participate in this league to gain extra practice games. The league includes 12 games, umpires, field preparation, online schedule hosting, and ASA team registration. The fee does not include individual insurance cards or uniforms. Each game night, teams will play two games with 55-minute stop times. Score is not kept. Fall games begin Sept. 17

Register May 1-Sept 3, add $10 High School Division W $525/team 41803

Track, ages 6-18

TAAF Games of Texas, an Olympic-style competition, brings an exciting conclusion to the season for qualifiers. For more information visit www.taafregion4.org. Circuit meets will be on Saturdays in June; dates and locations are TBA. There is a regional meet for qualifiers. The state meet for qualifiers is July 31-Aug. 4 in College Station. The fee includes a team shirt, TAAF reg., practices, and coaching. Meet entry fees are to be paid by the participant. Practice will be held at North Lakes Park for the first three weeks, then at the Denton High School track. Age is determined as of Dec. 31, 2014.

Register Mar 1-April 28; April 29, add $10 Apr 29-July 22 Tu/Th 6:30-8pm $60 DHS 40921


Youth Kickball League, coed-ages 5-14

The league includes eight games and practices. The fee includes a jersey and award for all players. The age determination for the league is Sept. 1, 2013. Games are played on Tuesday nights. Summer games begin June 10

Register Mar Ages 5-7 Ages 8-10 Ages 11-14

1-May 13; late May 14-16, add $15 NLP $60 40922 NLP $60 40923 NLP $60 40924

Basketball League, coed-ages 5-10

The league includes eight games and practices. The fee includes a jersey and award for all players. The age determination for the league is Sept. 1, 2013. Games are played on Saturdays. Summer games begin June 7

Register Mar Ages 5-6 Ages 7-8 Ages 9-10

1-May 13; late May MMS $70 MMS $70 MMS $70

14-16, add $15 40918 40919 40920

Select Basketball League, coed-ages 12-16

This six-week Denton County league is designed to sharpen team players and help maintain condition and skills during off-seasons. Games are played at MLK Jr. Rec Center on Saturdays. League games will be played on Saturday afternoon from 1-4pm. For more info, call (940) 349-8575. Summer games league runs July 5-Aug. 9

NFL Flag Football League, ages 5-12

Players will learn the value of teamwork and fundamental football skills while engaging in a non-contact league. The league includes eight games and practices. Players must provide and wear a mouthpiece, but the fee includes an NFL jersey and awards for all players. Winter games begin Feb. 5 Registration ended in January. Call (940) 349-7275 for availability. Fall games begin Sept. 20

Register June Ages 5-6 Ages 7-8 Ages 9-10 Ages 11-12

30-Aug DRC DRC DRC DRC

26; late Aug 27-29, add $15 $75 41211 $75 41208 $75 41209 $75 41210

Outdoor Soccer League, coed-ages 5-10

Games are played at the Mack Park soccer field on Saturdays. Players are required to provide and wear shin guards. The league includes eight games and practices, a jersey, and awards for all players. Spring games begin March 29

Register Feb Ages 5-6 Ages 7-8 Ages 9-10

17-Mar MRC MRC MRC

4; late $60 $60 $60

Mar 5-7, add $10 40884 40885 40886

Register now-June 13; no late registrations accepted Mandatory coaches meeting: June 27, 6pm at MLK Jr. Rec Center Drafted individual players MLK $50 41804

Outdoor Soccer, coed-ages 5-12

Little Dribblers, coed-ages 5-9

Apr 3-May 2 ages 5-8 5-6:30pm MLK $25 41661 July 10-Aug 8 ages 9-12 5-6:30pm MLK $25 41662

Kids will learn and play basketball in a min-league. The first day is reserved for a parent, player, and coach meet and greet. For more information, call (940) 349-8579.

Register by March 28. Apr 7-May 9 M/W/F 6-8pm MLK $35 41575 Register by July 25. Aug 4-29 M/W/F 6-8pm MLK $35 41576

Little Hoopers, coed-ages 10-13

This pre-teen league provides a fun atmosphere while teaching teamwork and sportsmanship. For more information, call (940) 349-8579.

Register by May 16 May 26-June 27 M/W/F 6-8pm Register by Aug. 29 Sept 8-Oct 3 M/W/F 6-8pm

MLK $35/player 41577 MLK $175/team 41577 MLK $35/player 41578 MLK $175/team 41578

This introduction to soccer teaches the basics of team work, passing, offense, and defense. Practices are held on Thursdays and game days are Fridays. Register a week before the clinic begins.

Indoor Soccer League, coed-ages 4-11

Practices will begin the week of May 28, and games are played on Saturdays. All kids are required to wear shin guards and rubbersoled shoes, and the fee includes a jersey and awards for all players. Summer games begin May 27

Register now-May 7; late May Ages 4-5 MMS $70 Ages 6-8 MMS $70 Ages 9-11 MMS $70

8-9, add $15 41290 41291 41292

www.dentonparks.com All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. Register online at www.dentonparks.com

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ADULT SPORTS leagues and tournaments

athletic leagues Adult Flag Football League, 8v8

The league includes eight games, including playoffs, with games played as early as 1pm. A maximum of 20 players is allowed per roster. Every player must provide and wear a mouth guard.

Winter games begin Feb. 15

The league includes eight games, including playoffs. A maximum of 20 players is allowed per roster.

Spring games begin March 25

Registration ended in January. Call (940) 349-7275 for availability.

Register now-Feb 28; late Mar 3-7, add $35 Recreation Division Tu NLP $200/team 39444

Fall games begin Sept. 20

Fall games begin Sept. 16

Register Aug 1-Sept 2; late Sept 3-5 add $35 Open Division Sa DRC $350/team 40877

Register Aug 1-Sept 2; late Sept 3-5, add $35 Recreation Division Tu NLP $200/team 41009

Adult Volleyball League, coed 6v6

Adult Softball League

The league includes eight games, including playoffs, with games played as early as 6:30pm. A maximum of 12 players is allowed per roster.

Winter games begin Feb. 17

Registration ended in January. Call (940) 349-7275 for availability.

Summer games begin May 12

Register now-Apr 22; late Apr 23-25, add $25 Recreation Division M DRC $200/team 41005 Competitive Division M MMS $200/team 41004

Games are played at North Lakes Park as early as 7pm on weekdays and 2pm on Sundays. The league includes eight games, plus single elimination playoffs; Coed for Fun includes only eight total games. Coed for Fun is designed for teams that enjoy softball as a form of recreation and are not concerned with win/loss record. This division is offered at a reduced rate with one umpire, and it does not include playoffs or awards. Men’s Competitive is the highest level of play for the men’s teams; Men’s C is intermediate, and Men’s D is lowest level of play. All leagues fall under ASA guidelines unless otherwise noted.

Register Aug 1-19; late Aug 20-22, add $25 Recreation Division M DRC $200/team 41006 Competitive Division M MMS $200/team 41007

Division game days: M Men’s Comp, Men’s C, Men’s D, Coed Rec Tu Men’s Church, Coed Church W Men’s C, Men’s D, Coed Rec, Coed for Fun Th Men’s C, Men’s D, Coed Comp, Coed Rec Su Men’s D, Coed Rec, Coed for Fun

Adult Basketball League

Spring games begin March 17

The league includes eight games, including playoffs, with games played as early as 6:30pm. A maximum of 12 players is allowed per roster.

Register Jan 2-Feb 21; late Feb 24-28 Coed for Fun $250/team late, add $50 All other divisions $380/team late, add $45

Winter games begin Feb. 19

Summer games begin the week of June 9

Fall games begin Sept. 8

Registration ended in January. Call (940) 349-7275 for availability.

Summer games begin May 14

Register now-Apr 22; late Apr 23-25, add $30 Open Division W MMS $325/team 41002 Fall games begin Sept. 10

Register Aug 1-19; late Aug 20-22, add $30 Open Division W MMS $325/team 41003 32

Adult Kickball League, coed

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

Register Apr 28-May 16; late May 19-23 Coed for Fun $250/team late, add $50 All other divisions $380/team late, add $45 Fall games begin the week of Aug. 25

Register July 1-Aug 1; late Aug 4-8 Coed for Fun $250/team late, add $50 All other divisions $380/team late, add $45


Register online at www.dentonparks.com

tournaments Denton City Golf Championship Individual Stroke Play/Flighted Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7 Tee times start at 10am; $90/player; 41223

Players must check in 45 minutes before their tee times. To confirm your tee time, call (940) 246-1001 between noon and 6pm on Sept. 12. The tournament is individual stroke play with flights. Awards and prizes will be given to the top three players in each division. The fee includes green fees for 18 holes, souvenirs, use of the driving range, and a box lunch. Cart fees are to be paid upon check-in. Players must check in 45 minutes before their tee times. Register by noon, Sept. 3. Men’s Championship Flight (gross winner) Men’s A Flight (gross and net winner) Senior Championship (gross and net winner) Women’s Championship (gross and net winner)

Disc Golf Tournaments

In these amateur team tournaments, teams will be paired off to play all 18 holes and keep each other’s scores. Prizes will be awarded to first place. Check-in begins at 9:15am. Register by the Saturday before each tournament. No game day registration. $5/person

Spring Open, Saturday, March 29

Early registration ends March 22; 41011

Summer Open, Saturday, May 31 Early registration ends May 24; 41010

Men’s Softball City Championship

These tournaments are open to teams that have competed in either a ASA C or D league during 2014. There is a three game guarantee. Pool Play into a single elimination tournament. Champion wins a trophy and new softball bat. Men’s C, Saturday, June 7

Register April 1-May 30; $180/team; 41012

Athletic Field Rentals

Field rentals are available at North Lakes, Denia, Mack, Roberts, Evers, and Fred Moore. All competition fields must be reserved for play. Fields can be rented for practices or tournaments, pending availability. All reservations must be made and fees paid at the Denton Civic Center. Tournament field reservations may be made up to six months in advance and must be paid in full at least two business days prior. For reservations, call (940) 349-7275. A $200 deposit is required. $15/hour (practice without lights); $25/hour (practice with lights)

Athletic Facilities

Indoor Rock Climbing Wall

Located within Denia Rec Center at 1001 Parvin St., the 20-foot wall uses toprope climbing and offers five courses, each varying in degree of difficulty. With the completion of the annual safety course, guests can access the wall during open hours (see page 24); the wall may close during Rock the Wall, a climbing course for ages 7 to 15 (see page 27). For climbing fees call (940) 349-8285. Ages 7 to adult welcome.

Skate Park

Located at 2400 Long Rd., next to Water Works Park, the free skate park features a series of ramps and rails at varying heights, including a corner bowl, 3’ and 5’ half pipes, a fun box with a ½ pyramid, a separate beginner area, and a covered picnic area. The park is open daily to the public from 6am-10pm but will close when clinics and camps are in session (see pages 21).

Outdoor Sports Equipment

Check out outdoor equipment at North Lakes Rec Center for only $3/two hours or $10/day with a $50 refundable deposit. Equipment for rent includes croquet, horseshoes, sand volleyball (net and ball only), disc golf, and shuffleboard.

North Lakes Disc Golf Course

Located at the corner of Bonnie Brae Street and Windsor Drive, behind North Lakes Rec Center, the course is free and open to the public daily from 6am-10pm but may close when tournaments are in play. The course must be rented for tournaments or organized play.

North Lakes Driving Range

Work is in progress on our new and improved golf driving range! Improvements will include new tee boxes, a chipping green, a putting green, and a remodeled club house with a deck. For updates, email jason.barrow@cityofdenton.com

NEW! Check out the NEW Mack Park bike polo court.

Men’s D, Saturday, Aug. 23

Register July 1-Aug. 8; $180/team; 41833 33


GOLDFIELD

tennis center ADULT Goldfield Tennis Center 2005 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8526

Monday-Thursday, 3-9pm Friday, 3-8pm Saturday, 9am-1pm (June-Aug) Saturday, 9am-5pm (Sept-May)

Summer Sizzler Family Fun!

Saturday, July 19 from 7-8:30pm $7/player; $5/kids 12 & under; 41425 Join us for tennis, food, and lots of fun. There will be activities for all ages with games and prizes. Each court will have a special theme like “Radar Gun Court,” “Target Court,” and more

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Goldfield pros are USPTA certified and available for private and semi-private lessons. For pricing and a listing of pros who offer private lesson packages, call (940) 349-8526. A 24 hour advance notice is required to cancel a lesson, or you are responsible for payment.

Court Reservations

Reservations are available for $3/person for 90 minutes or $5/person with lights. Reservations may be made up to 48 hours in advance but will void if not claimed after ten minutes of start time.

Adult Tennis Leagues

Monday Classes June 9-30 M 6:30-7:30pm $45 41398 July 7-28 M 6:30-7:30pm $45 41399 Thursday Classes Mar 6-Apr 3 Th 6-7pm $45 41409 Apr 10-May 1 Th 6-7pm $45 41407 May 8-May 29 Th 6-7pm $45 41394 Saturday Classes Mar 8-Apr 5 Sa 10-11am $45 41395 Apr 12-May 3 Sa 10-11am $45 41396 May 10-31 Sa 10-11am $34 41397

Coed Singles Mar 4-Apr 29 May 6-June 24 Coed Doubles Mar 6-May 1 May 8-June 26

Players will be introduced to proper grips and how to hit a forehand, backhand, serve, and volley. Racquets are available for borrow, or new racquets may be purchased for $20.

Tennis 201: Intermediate Drill

In this class designed for 2.5 to 3.5 USTA level players or those who have completed beginner courses, players will continue to work on strokes and will be introduced to singles and doubles strategies. ($13/drop-in)

A computerized ball machine may be reserved for $6 per half hour or $10 per hour. Balls are provided.

Mar 5-Apr 2 W Apr 9-30 W May 7-28 W June 11-July 2 W July 9-30 W

Annual Tennis Passes

Tennis 301: Advanced Drill

Ball Machine Rental

$70/person or $150/family (Standard reservation policies apply.)

Inclement Weather

The tennis center may close during unusually cold or rainy weather. If inclement weather occurs, call (940) 349-8526 for class and league cancellations and closing information.

Pro Shop & Services

We provide stringing services and carry tennis balls, grip tape, and racquets.

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Tennis 101: Beginner Drill

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

6-7:15pm 6-7:15pm 6-7:15pm 7-8:15pm 7-8:15pm

$45 41410 $45 41411 $45 41412 $45 41413 $45 41414

This class is designed to improve the skills of 3.5 and higher USTA level players. ($13/drop-in)

Mar 8-Apr 5 Sa 11am-12:15pm $45 41415 Apr 12-May 3 Sa 11am-12:15pm $45 41416 May 10-31 Sa 11am-12:15pm $34 41417 Spring Doubles Mixer

Saturday, April 12 from 6-8:30pm $12/player; $20/doubles; 41422 Join us for doubles play, food, games, and prizes as we kick off the spring season! We will follow a rotating format so players do not need to sign up with a partner.

Leagues follow a round-robin rotation schedule that last six weeks, pending weather conditions. Each night, players will rotate and play two rounds. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers. If a player is also registered for Tennis 101-301, the fee is reduced to $15. Register one week prior to each league to allow for scheduling.

Tu 6:30-8pm $29 41420 Tu 6:30-8pm $29 41421 Th 6:30-8pm $29 41423 Th 6:30-8pm $29 41424

Cardio Tennis

This is a total body workout with fun, groupbased drills, allowing all levels to burn up to 600 calories in one hour. ($13/drop-in)

Monday Classes Mar 3-31 Apr 7-28 May 5-19 June 9-30 July 7-28 Saturday Classes Mar 8-Apr 5 Apr 12-May 3 May 10-31 June 14-28 July 12-Aug 2

M M M M M

6-7pm $45 6-7pm $45 6-7pm $34 7:30-8:30pm $45 7:30-8:30pm $45

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9-10am $45 9-10am $34 9-10am $34 8:30-9:30am $34 8:30-9:30am $45

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Adult Tennis Camps

This new camp is scheduled immediately following our Junior Camps (pg. 17) so the entire family can learn this sport of a lifetime! Camp is at South Lakes Park.

June 16-19 M-Th 7:30-8:30pm $59 41829 July 7-10 M-Th 7:30-8:30pm $59 41830 July 28-31 M-Th 7:30-8:30pm $59 41831


YOUTH

With progressive instruction in all aspects of tennis, we provide developmental steps for beginners up to state-ranked Juniors. Kids begin in their appropriate age group but may be bumped to a different level. Preregister for all classes. We may combine age groups if a minimum of four students are not registered. There are no classes spring break, Memorial Day, or July 4.

Pee Wee Instruction, ages 4-6

Students will use smaller nets and graduated racquets to develop motor skills through fun and games. Class times offered: M/W/Th 4:30-5:15pm Saturdays 10-10:45am

Mar 3-Apr 5 Apr 7-May 3 May 5-31

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day/week days/week days/week days/week day/week days/week days/week days/week day/week days/week days/week days/week

$49 40938 $75 40939 $95 40940 $109 41019 $49 40941 $75 40942 $95 40943 $109 40120 $49 40945 $75 40946 $95 40947 $100 41021

Superstars, ages 7-9

Students will have a blast learning the basic strokes. Intermediate players will begin playing points and keeping score. Class times offered: M/W/Th 4:30-5:30pm M/W/Th 6-7pm Saturdays 10-11am

Mar 3-Apr 5 Apr 7-May 3 May 5-31

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day/week days/week days/week days/week day/week days/week days/week days/week day/week days/week days/week days/week

$49 41022 $75 41023 $95 41024 $109 41055 $49 41025 $75 41026 $95 41027 $109 41056 $49 41038 $75 41039 $95 41040 $100 41057

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Championship, ages 10+

Beginning students will learn the basic strokes. Intermediate players will begin playing points and keeping score. Class times offered: M/W/Th 6-7pm Saturdays 10-11am

Mar 3-Apr 5 Apr 7-May 3 May 5-31

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day/week days/week days/week days/week day/week days/week days/week days/week day/week days/week days/week days/week

$49 41058 $75 41059 $95 41060 $109 41089 $49 41061 $75 41062 $95 41074 $109 41090 $49 41075 $75 41076 $95 41077 $100 41091

Entry-Level Tournament

Players must receive permission from the coach to enroll. ($25/drop-in) Class times offered: M/W/Th 5:45-7:15pm Saturdays 11-12:30am

Mar 3-Apr 5 1 day/week $69 41108 2 days/week $89 41109 3 days/week $105 41110 4 days/week $119 41129 Apr 7-May 3 1 day/week $69 41102 2 days/week $89 41103 3 days/week $105 41104 4 days/week $119 41130 May 5-31 1 day/week $69 41105 2 days/week $89 41106 3 days/week $105 41107 4 days/week $110 41131

Academy (Adv. Tourn. Players, Champ, Super Qualified)

Players must receive permission from the coach to enroll. ($25/drop-in) Class times offered: M/W/Th 5:45-7:15pm Saturdays 11-12:30am

Mar 3-Apr 5 Apr 7-May 3 May 5-31

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day/week $69 41111 days/week $89 41112 days/week $105 41113 days/week $119 41364 day/week $69 41114 days/week $89 41115 days/week $105 41116 days/week $119 41365 day/week $69 41128 days/week $89 41117 days/week $105 41118 days/week $110 41366

USTA Junior Team Tennis, ages 8-18

Sunday spring league, $59/player; 39684 Team tennis is for youth ages 8-18 and for all levels of play from beginner to advanced. The league runs 6-8 weeks on Sunday afternoons. USTA Jr. Team Tennis is a national youth tennis league with a unique team format that consists of singles, doubles, and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes values, cooperation, and teamwork; while improving tennis skills and match play experience. Registration fee includes a team tennis party at the end of the season. Students must join the USTA to participate in Team Tennis. Call (940) 349-8526 to confirm the spring start date.

Middle School Tournament

Saturday, May 17; $6/player; 41757 Players currently finishing grades 5-8 are eligible. Novice and Advanced Divisions, players guaranteed at least two matches. Register by May 14.

Summer camps, page 17 and homeschool lessons, page 27 All fees are for residents; a $5 nonresident fee may apply. 35


local GYM

memberships Denia Rec Center

1001 Parvin St. (940) 349-8285 Mon-Wed, 7am-9pm Thurs-Fri, 7am-8pm Sat, 9:30am-3:30pm; closed Sunday Join for access to free weights, treadmills, weight machines, ellipticals, bikes, and more. Equipment orientations are available by appointment only; $10 fee will apply. 12 months $100 3 months $35 1 month $15 Day pass $3

MLK Jr. Rec Center 1300 Wilson St. (940) 349-8575 Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm Sat, 9:30am-6:30pm Closed Sunday

Join for access to free weights, treadmills, weight machines, ellipticals, bikes, and more. Equipment orientation is FREE on Thursdays at 6:30pm or $10 by appointment. 12 months $100 3 months $35 1 month $15 Day pass $3

Child Care While You Workout Child care for ages 3-7 is provided Mondays-Thursdays, from 5:30-7pm. Drop-in, $2/child; Monthly, $20/child

great personal benefits no contracts affordable rates personable staff convenient locations 36 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

all access Enjoy access to all four gyms for one low price! 12 months, $150 3 months, $50 1 month, $25

savings

Senior Center (ages 50+)

509 N. Bell St. (940) 349-8720 Mon-Fri, 8am-9pm Sat, 9am-1pm Closed Sunday Join our state-of-the-art fitness room with treadmills, bikes, a leg-extension machine, a bicep-curl machine, chest press, shoulder press, triceps press, ab crunch, elliptical, and free weights. 12 months $100 3 months $35 1 month $15 Day pass $3


Start training today

with a certified personal trainer!

For just $5 per year, you can have unlimited daily access to all three rec centers with the following privileges: • access to gymnasiums for open sports • access to game rooms that include pool tables, ping pong tables, and video games, and public computers • access to the Civic Center indoor track Monday-Friday from 6:45am-7pm Rec center passes are separate from gym memberships and must be renewed annually for $5; nonresidents pay $10.

2001 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8287 Mon-Thurs, 5:30am-10pm Fri, 5:30am-9:30pm Sat, 7:30am-3:15pm; closed Sunday

Join for access to a certified staff, Olympic free weights and benches, weight machines and cable crossover, Airdyne bikes, recumbent bikes, ellipticals, stair stepper, and treadmills. After completing an orientation, ages 12-15 require parental supervision.

Child Care While You Workout

Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-10:30am and 5:30-7:30pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-10am and 5:30-7:30pm; Fridays, 8-10am Drop-in $2/child, $1/each additional Monthly $12/family, unlimited

Fitness Assessments, $45

An assessment is recommended before beginning any strengthening or weight-loss program to better gauge your fitness needs. Testing includes body fat percentage, muscle mass, blood pressure, metabolic age/rate, flexibility, endurance, and maximum strength.

Metabolic Testing, $25 plus $10 reusable mouth piece

The one basic truth to weight loss is that you must burn more than you consume. This test determines how many calories your body burns and calculates how many calories you should eat to lose or maintain weight.

VO2 Testing, $50

By measuring your heart rate and oxygen consumption (VO2), we determine how many calories you burn during exercise and your true target workout zone.

Rec Center FUN! Rec Center Events/Activities

North Lakes Rec Center

Equipment orientations are FREE on Tuesdays at 6:30pm or $10 by appointment. 12 months $120 (add family member, $100) 3 months $40 1 month $20 Day pass $3

Affordable

PERSONAL TRAINING

Open Rec Volleyball, ages 8+

(1) hour session $40 or $60/pair (6) hour sessions $195 or $270/pair (12) hour sessions $325 or $400/pair

Pool + Ping Pong Tournaments

Our trainers provide guidance, motivation, accountability, and a program tailored for your fitness goals.

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Hire a personal trainer and get TRX® for no additional cost! The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and body weight to perform hundreds of exercises.

Sport-Specific Training

Reach your full potential by improving endurance, speed, agility, flexibility, strength, and endurance. By following a customized plan, you will increase your competitive edge whether you play recreation sports, are an off-season athlete, or are just interested in crossfit-style training.

(1) half-hour session $25 ($50/hour) (6) half-hour sessions $125 ($250/hour) (12) half-hour sessions $190 ($375/hour)

Functional Training

Train your body to better perform daily activities. Offered by a trainer certified in cancer exercise and inclusive fitness. This program is ideal for adaptive populations and post-rehab patients. (1) half-hour session $10 (6) half-hour sessions $50 (12) half-hour sessions $95

All fees are for residents; a $5 nonresident fee may apply.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8-9:45pm at North Lakes Rec Center and 7:30-8:30pm at MLK Jr. Rec Center. Rec pass required.

Show off your pool and ping pong skills, in the same tournament! Register one week out and call (940) 349-8575 for rules and regulations. Rec pass NOT required. Apr 10 F 6-8pm MLK $4 41628 June 12 F 6-8pm MLK $4 41629 Aug 14 F 6-8pm MLK $4 41630

Free Friday King Row Movies “Lights, Camera, Action”

Bring the entire family to MLK Jr. Rec Center for popcorn and a movie on a giant screen, beginning at 3:30pm. Rec pass NOT required.

Apr 24 Family movie June 26 Sports movie Aug 28 Action movie Free Wii and Xbox Gamer Madness, ages 8+

MLK Jr. Rec Center offers this fun activity to keep your kids safe after school, every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-7pm. Rec pass required.

Therapeutic Recreation, all ages North Lakes Rec Center (all ages) $5/person Rec pass NOT required, call (940) 349-7757.

Lights Out Sensory: An interactive program with black lights, disco lights, neon carpet, and lasers to dazzle your group. Hands on items provide different textures to stimulate the sense of touch. Art: A creative arena without boundaries for individuals with physical and or mental disabilities . Monthly Dances: Every third Friday 6:30-8:30pm Join us for themed dances and light refreshments 37


On the cutting edge of fitness Boot Camp, Boxing, and Archery Boot Camp Fitness @ MLK Jr.

This class works the entire body and mind at optimal performance. It includes cardio and strength assessments, body fat and composition assessments, and mandatory food logs. Register one week prior to class start date. $25 per week

Group Ex + Gym Membership

ONLY at North Lakes Rec Center

Unlimited access to the cardio and weight rooms, and more than 30 classes per week. To view our schedule, visit www.dentonparks.com

Les Mills BODYPUMP™ This 60-minute resistance training

workout is the fastest way to tone up and lose body fat! The proven formula, THE REP EFFECT™, is a breakthrough in resistance workout training, focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements. Using the best weight room exercises such as squats, presses, lifts, and curls, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning.

Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™ This 60-minute, fiercely energetic

cardio workout draws from a wide array of disciplines such as Karate, boxing, Taekwondo, and Muay Thai. Supported by driving music and powerful instructors, you will punch, kick, and kata your way through calories to superior cardiovascular fitness.

Les Mills BODYFLOW™ This 60-minute workout combines yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates to build flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration, and a carefully structured series of stretches and poses create a holistic workout that will bring you into a state of harmony and balance.

Core Training This 15-minute, yet effective, workout will

strengthen your abdominal, oblique, back, and pelvic muscles.

Indoor Cycling Come burn massive amounts of calories

while enjoying the ride of your life. Cycling strengthens core and lower body muscles while improving cardiovascular health.

Zumba® This 60-minute, low-impact cardio workout uses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow, calorie-burning moves that will tone your core and sculpt your body.

Mar 3-21 Apr 7-25 May 5-23 June 2-20 July 7-25 Aug 4-22

M/W/F M/W/F M/W/F M/W/F M/W/F M/W/F

9:30-11am 9:30-11am 9:30-11am 9:30-11am 9:30-11am 9:30-11am

$75 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75

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Camp Gladiator @ South Lakes Park

This boot camp class promises a motivating and challenging workout for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. For rates and to register, call (469) 855-3434 and mention Denton Parks and Recreation.

Weekly

M/W

6:30-7:30pm

Boxing @ MLK Jr.

This boxing class is designed to teach proper stance, boxing techniques, punching combinations, and more. This class does not have physical combat, but uses speed bags and punching bags. Bring boxing gloves, hand wraps, and a speed rope.

Mar 4-27 Apr 1-24 May 6-29 June 3-26 July 1-24 Aug 5-28

Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th Tu/Th

7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm 7-8pm

$35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35

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Shadow Boxing @ MLK Jr.

Start punching for power from all angles, for a challenging core and total body workout. This class will increase endurance, strength, speed, balance, agility, flexibility, and coordination. Bring boxing gloves and towel; mitts and pads provided. Register one week prior to each session or $8/day.

Mar 8-29 Apr 5-26 May 10-31 June 7-28 July 5-26 Aug 9-30

Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat

noon-1pm noon-1pm noon-1pm noon-1pm noon-1pm noon-1pm

$32 $32 $32 $32 $32 $32

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Beginning Archery @ Denia

Boot Camp No guts, no glory! This 60-minute, high-powered

Learn the fundamentals of international style archery on a legal range with a National Archery in Schools certified instructor, with plenty of target practice. Youth Archery, page 31.

For more information, call North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287. Membership rates (group exercise membership + gym membership): 12 months, $320 (add family member $290); 3 months, $90 1 month, $36; Drop-in, $5

Mar 6-27 Apr 3-24 May 1-22 June 5-26 July 3-24 Aug 7-28

workout features cardiovascular, athletic-conditioning, and strength-training drills that will enhance your agility, speed, and power.

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Th Th Th Th Th Th

5:45-6:45pm $30 41239 5:45-6:45pm $30 41240 5:45-6:45pm $30 41241 5:45-6:45pm $30 41242 5:45-6:45pm $30 41243 5:45-6:45pm $30 41245


Yoga, Pilates, & Zumba® Classes Cycle Yoga @ North Lakes

Burn calories and relieve stress all in one workout. Combine a 40-minute high energy cardio workout with a 20-minute practice of yoga. Improve cardio endurance, strength, and flexibility, while burning 550 to 750 calories per class! All fitness levels welcome. Space is limited, register early.

Mar 17-Apr 21 M 6:30-7:30pm Mar 19-Apr 23 W 6:30-7:30pm May 5-June 16 M 6:30-7:30pm May 7-June 11 W 6:30-7:30pm June 23-July 28 M 6:30-7:30pm June 25-July 20 W 6:30-7:30pm Aug 11-Sept 15 M 6:30-7:30pm Aug 13-Sept 17 W 6:30-7:30pm

$20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20 $20

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Hatha Flow Yoga @ Denia

This stress-relieving hatha flow class is created for all levels to bring enlightenment to the body and soul, promote a feeling of well-being, and to improve strength, flexibility, nervous system function, weight loss, and peace of mind.

M/W 7-8pm $30/month or $5 drop-in fee Pilates and Yoga @ MLK Jr.

Relax while pushing your body to new limits. Yoga and pilates can be great low impact workouts that stretch, tone, and improve muscle strength. $75/five classes, $100/ten classes, or $15/class

Mar 3-26 Apr 7-30 May 5-28 June 2-25 July 7-30 Aug 4-27

M/W M/W M/W M/W M/W M/W

10-11am 10-11am 10-11am 10-11am 10-11am 10-11am

Zumba® Denia and MLK Jr.

Zumba uses international music to create a fun yet effective cardio class. The routines feature aerobic interval training, while combining fast and slow rhythms to tone the body. First class is free. Ages 15+. Classes @ Denia Rec Center ®

LES MILLS GRIT™ @ North Lakes

GRIT™is a series of highly challenging workouts suitable for those who are serious about taking their fitness up a notch. Power through 30-minute high-intensity plyometric, cardio, and strength training workouts designed to burn fat, transform muscle fiber, and produce a lean, athletic shape. With the personal attention of small group training lead by a highlycharged certified coach you will finally achieve the results you are training for!

Saturday Classes- 7:30-8am; $5/each Mar 3-26 M/W 7:30-8pm $50 Mar 4-27 Tu/Th 5-5:30pm $50 *Mar 31-Apr 30 M/W 7:30-8pm $50 *Apr 1-May 1 Tu/Th 5-5:30pm $50 May 5-28 M/W 7:30-8pm $50 May 6-27 Tu/Th 5-5:30pm $50 June 2-25 M/W 7:30-8pm $50 June 3-26 Tu/Th 5-5:30pm $50 June 10-26 Tu/Th 12:15-12:45pm $50 July 7-30 M/W 7:30-8pm $50 July 8-31 Tu/Th 5-5:30pm $50 July 8-31 Tu/Th 12:15-12:45pm $50 Aug 4-27 M/W 7:30-8pm $50 Aug 5-28 Tu/Th 5-5:30pm $50 Aug 5-28 Tu/Th 12:15-12:45pm $50 *Buy 4 weeks, get 1 week FREE!

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Running and Performance Training -----------------------Couch to 5K Running @ North Lakes

Run your first 5K race in just six weeks! This instructional course is designed for beginner fitness levels with little to no running experience. Go from ground zero through the finish line with a knowledgeable coach guiding you through a safe, effective training program. The May 27 session includes registration for the July 4 Liberty Run 5K and T-shirt.

Mar 25-May 1 Tu/Th 5:30-6:30pm $25 May 27-July 3 Tu/Th 5:30-6:30am $40

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10K Running Program @ North Lakes --------------------------------------------

Instructional course for beginner and intermediate runners ready to go beyond a 5K. This program is the perfect stepping stone before tackling a half marathon. An experienced instructor will coach you through the necessary steps to safely complete your first 10K race.

Mar 24-May 14 M/W 5:30-6:30pm $50

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Classes @ MLK Jr. Rec Center

Participants will learn the dynamics of proper exercise, how to maintain a workout regimen, and how to increase athletic performance. Nutritional guidance is included. Bring a mat, towel, and journal. Register one week prior to each session. Call (972) 841-2518.

$30/ten classes or $5/drop-in Weekly M/W 6-7pm Weekly Sa 10-11am

Apr 1-24 June 3-26 Aug 5-28

$5/drop-in W

6-7pm

Tu/Th 9:30-11am Tu/Th 9:30-11am Tu/Th 9:30-11am

$45 $45 $45

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All fees are for residents; a $5 nonresident fee may apply.

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Denton Senior Center 509 N. Bell St., (940) 349-8720 Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm Saturday, 9am-1pm

Drop-In Activities

To enhance your safety in our facilities, an ID card system is used for drop-in activities. The card costs $5 per year for residents and $10 a year for nonresidents. Pool, games, library, shuffleboard Monday-Saturday, open hours Garden Courtyard Monday-Saturday, open hours Senior Center Chorus Mondays, 1:30pm New Horizons (beginner) Mondays, 4pm New Horizons (advanced) Mondays, 5pm Reminiscence Writing 2nd and 4th Monday, 9:45am Needlework Group Tuesdays, 9am Card Workshop 1st Tuesday, 9am Duplicate Bridge Wednesdays, 12:30pm Movie Night Wednesdays, 6pm Red Hats Club 1st Wednesday, 11am Literary Critique Group Thursdays, 9:30am Young at Heart Rehearsal Tuesdays, 8:30am Party Bridge Thursdays, 12:30pm Friday with Friends Fridays, 9am Hand & Foot Canasta Fridays, 10am Grandfriends 1st Fridays, 9:30am Triangle Squares 1st and 3rd Friday, 7:30pm Bingo 1st and 3rd Friday, 12:45pm FREE Blood Pressure and Sugar Readings Every 1st & 3rd Friday, 10am; provided by Denton Fire Dept. Every 1st Wednesday, 10am; provided by Heaven at Home Every 3rd Wednesday, 10am; provided by Integra Home Health Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 10am; provided by Select Rehab of Denton and First Choice Home Health SPAN Noon Meals, weekdays Balanced daily meals are coordinated by SPAN (Services for Aging Needs). Lunches may be reserved up to two days in advance but no later than noon the day before. The suggested donation is $2 for those 60 and older; individuals younger than 60 may eat for $5. Ed Bonk Woodshop, Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-noon The shop is fully equipped with a table saw, surface planer, drill press, scroll saw, lathe, combination sander, band saw, and radial arm saw. Costs $6 per year and $1 per visit. Aletha’s Craft Store, open Monday-Saturday, 9am-1pm Buy and sell hand-made items or display crafts. Benefits Counseling, every third Thursday of month, 1-4pm The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging offers personal counseling for disabilities, specifically information about health insurance and public benefits, such as Medicare. By appointment only. Call (940) 349-8720. 40 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5

Come Dancing!

Friday night dances are open to all adults, ages 18 and older. Special Events

Community Dances, open to all ages every 2nd & 4th Friday, 7-9:30pm Enjoy live music, dancing, and complimentary refreshments. Admission is $6 per guest. March 14- Pete & Patti- Oldies/Classic Mix March 28- Gary Lee Band- Ballroom April 11- High Caliber- Country & Western May 9- Nobles of Notes- Big Band May 23- Steve Stanley- County & Western June 13- Pete & Patti- Oldies/Classic Mix June 27- Young at Heart- Ballroom

More events to come include Mother’s Day, Men’s Day, and a 4th of July Luncheon. Check the center for more information.

Monthly Senior Newsletter

Subscribed and stay connected!

Class dates are available online at www.dentonparks.com and in the monthly Senior Center newsletter. You may pick up a copy for $1 per issue; or for an annual subscription of only $8, the newsletter is mailed to your home.

Quarterly Great Escapes

Subscribed and hit the road!

Senior trips are available online at www.dentonparks.com and in the quarterly Great Escapes newsletter. Stop by the front desk and request to be added to the mailing list. Don’t get left behind!


New bean bag baseball league, Zumba Gold®, SilverSneakers®, and MORE! Gym Membership

Join our state-of-the-art fitness room with ellipticals, treadmills, bikes, a leg-extension machine, a bicep-curl machine, chest press, shoulder press, triceps press, ab crunch, and free weights. Day pass $3 1 month $15 3 months $35 12 months $100

Weight Room Orientation

Join the personal trainer for a FREE fitness room orientation every third Monday of the month from 9:45-10:45am. Sign up at the front desk.

Personal Training

Focus on what you want with customized plans. (1) hour session (6) hour sessions

$40 or $60/pair $195 or $270/pair

SilverSneakers®

Eligibility is through insurance plans. There are available fitness rooms at North Lakes Rec Center, the Senior Center, and the Natatorium. View currently accepted insurance plans at www.silversneakers.com, or call (940) 349-8287. Chairs and modifications are available in all classes.

SilverSneakers® Classic

Have fun and move to the music with a variety of exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement, and daily living skills. For all levels. Tu/Th 10:35-11:35am Senior Center Tu/Th 10-11am North Lakes Rec Center Tu/Th noon-1pm North Lakes Rec Center

SilverSneakers® Yoga

This class takes you through a series of seated and standing yoga poses to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Breathing techniques promote stress reduction and mental clarity. M/F 11:15am-noon North Lakes Rec Center

Indoor Leagues

Monthly Fitness Classes Tai Chi

This class is designed to improve breathing, blood pressure, and other medical conditions through ancient relaxation techniques. Mar 18-Apr 22 Tu 4-5pm $30 40790 Apr 29-June 3 Tu 4-5pm $30 40791 June 10-July 15 Tu 4-5pm $30 40792

Senior Yoga

This class is designed to regulate the body’s energy level, center the mind, and relax the muscles. Take both classes and receive a 25% discount on each class. No class June 19 or June 26. Mar 11-Apr 15 Tu 10:30-11:30am $30 40782 Mar 13-Apr 17 Th 10:30-11:30am $30 41905 Mar 15-Apr 19 Sa 9:30-10:30am $30 40784 Apr 22-May 27 Tu 10:30-11:30am $30 40783 Apr 24-May 29 Th 10:30-11:30am $30 41906 Apr 26-June 7 Sa 9:30-10:30am $30 40785 June 3-July 15 Tu 10:30-11:30am $30 40786 June 5-July 24 Th 10:30-11:30am $30 41907 June 14-July 26 Sa 9:30-10:30am $30 40788

Zumba Gold®

Designed for seniors, this low-impact cardio class features elements of Zumba®, such as the fun Latin music and invigorating atmosphere, but modifies the moves and pacing. Take both classes and receive a 25% discount on each class. Mar 17-Apr 21 M 6-7pm $30 41457 Apr 3-May 8 Th 5:30-6:30pm $30 41459 Apr 28-Jun 2 M 6-7pm $30 41458 May 15-June 19 Th 5:30-6:30pm $30 41463 June 9-July 14 M 6-7pm $30 41460 June 26-July 31 Th 5:30-6:30pm $30 41464 July 21-Aug25 M 6-7pm $30 41461 Aug 7-Sept 11 Th 5:30-6:30pm $30 41467

Couch to 5K

Run your first race in just six weeks with a program aimed at beginners. Knowledgable coaching guides you through the safe and effective program. Mar 3-April 9 M/W 5:30-6:30pm $25 41537 April 14-May21 M/W 5:30-6:30pm $25 41538

Stretch ‘n’ Tone; Mon, Wed, and Fri, 11am

We offer a variety of leagues that are played with special accommodations so they are perfect for everyone. Call (940) 349-8720 for league dates and details.

This free class is specifically designed for seniors to increase strength and mobility. Rec pass required.

Bean Bag Baseball- Summer League

This class is designed to help seniors improve range of motion, muscle strength, bone density, cardiovascular fitness, and overall fitness levels. Apr 7- May 16 M/W/F 10-11am $40 41144 May 19-June 27 M/W/F 10-11am $40 41145 June 30-Aug 8 M/W/F 10-11am $40 41146 Aug 11-Sept 19 M/W/F 10-11am $40 41147

Toss the bean bag and “hit” a grand slam! High fives will be given for RBIs. Register by April 18; 41190

Free Play every Monday, 9-10:30am

Each month a different sport is featured, like bowling, bean bag baseball, and so much more. Get out and have fun!

Seniorcize @ North Lakes Rec Center

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5

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Dance Classes Tap Dance Learn the secrets to the perfect shuffle and more as you tip tap your way through this fun class. Evening Feb 19- Apr 2 W 5:45-6:45pm $30 40809 Apr 9-May 14 W 5:45-6:45pm $30 40810 May 21-June 14 W 5:45-6:45pm $30 40811 Beginner Feb 21-Apr 4 F 8:30-9:30am $30 40803 Apr 11-May 16 F 8:30-9:30am $30 40804 May 23-Jun 27 F 8:30-9:30am $30 40805 Intermediate Feb 21-Apr 4 F 9:30-10:30am $30 40806 Apr 11-May 16 F 9:30-10:30am $30 40807 May 23-June 27 F 9:30-10:30am $30 40808

Country Western Line Dance Do Si Do around the dance floor as you improve your balance, memory, and boost your spirits! Beginner Mar 4-Apr 8 Tu Apr 15-May 20 Tu May 27-Jul 1 Tu Jul 8-Aug 12 Tu

5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm 5:30-6:30pm

$30 $30 $30 $30

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Intermediate Mar 4-Apr 8 Tu Apr 15-May 20 Tu May 27-Jul 1 Tu Jul 8-Aug 12 Tu

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Middle Eastern Dance Tone your body while mastering the art of belly dancing. Mar 17-Apr 21 M 7:15-8:15pm $30 41541 May 5-June 16 M 7:15-8:15pm $30 41542 June 30-Aug 4 M 7:15-8:15pm $30 41543

Social Dance The second class is the intermediate level. Take both classes and pay half price for the second. No partner needed. Foxtrot Mar 5-26 W 6:50-7:50pm $36 Mar 5-26 W 7:55-8:55pm $36 Two Step Apr 2-23 W 6:50-7:50pm $36 Apr 2-23 W 7:55-8:55pm $36 Progressive Country Double 2 May 7-28 W 6:50-7:50pm $36 May 7-28 W 7:55-8:55pm $36 Polka June 4-25 W 6:50-7:50pm $36 June 4-25 W 7:55-8:55pm $36 Rumba July 9-30 W 6:30-7:30pm $36 July 9-30 W 7:35-8:35pm $36 East Coast Swing Aug 6-27 W 6:30-7:30pm $36 Aug 6-27 W 7:35-8:35pm $36

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Dance, art, crafting, and classes are open to all ages and all levels. For more information, call Denton Senior Center, (940) 349-8720. Classes/Workshops

Classes/Workshops

Never-Ever Painted Before Watercolor For the true beginner looking to learn the beautiful art of watercolor. The class focuses on equipment and tools, and how to use them to your advantage. A simple painting will be created. Apr 8 Tu 9:30-4pm $30 41451

You may choose a $10 four-class pass or a $20 eight-class pass for any two-month session. First-timer orientation is the first Thursday of the month at 9:30am.

Beginning Drawing Learn to draw, or build upon basic skills. The class focuses on materials, lines, shapes, shading, patterns, and composition. Mar 18 Tu 9:30-4pm $30 41450

Kumihimo Braiding Kumihimo is the ancient art of Japanese braiding. In the introductory class you will learn to load cord onto the braiding disk and braid a key chain. Learn various techniques and receive instructions to continue the fun at home. In the intermediate class, you will learn to braid with beads. Complete a bracelet in the first session and a necklace in the second session. Introduction Mar 5 W 10am-noon $6 41753 June 11 W 10am-noon $6 41754 Intermediate Mar 19, Apr 9 W 10am-noon $20 41755 July 9, 23 W 10am-noon $20 41756 Gourd Crafting Decorate with gourds and create birdhouses centerpieces, purses, decorations, and more, using dyes, woodburning tools, acrylics, feathers, beads, stencils, and designs. Gourds/supplies included. Mar 10-24 M 1-3pm $20 41539 July 7-21 M 1-3pm $20 41540

Get creative with gourd

crafting, painting, and more!

Ceramics/Pottery On Thursdays from 10am-2pm, learn new techniques in ceramics and pottery to create unique art such as jewelry, glass bowls, wreaths, mosaics, and green-ware alterations. The fee includes basic supplies and firing.

Four-pass class options Mar 5-26 Th 10am-2pm $10 Apr 3-24 Th 10am-2pm $10 May 1-29 Th 10am-2pm $10 June 5-26 Th 10am-2pm $10 July 3-31 Th 10am-2pm $10 Aug 7-28 Th 10am-2pm $10 Eight-pass class options Mar 5-Apr 24 Th 10am-2pm $20 May 1-June 26 Th 10am-2pm $20 July 3-Aug 28 Th 10am-2pm $20

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Watercolor/Acrylic Painting Paint beautiful pictures with watercolor or acrylic in these workshops. Be the next Monet! Bring your own paint supplies and lunch; lunchtime will include a critique. Still Life- Use of Color May 13 Tu 9:30am-4pm Floral- Wet and Dry Technique June 10 Tu 9:30am-4pm Landscape- Composition July 8 Tu 9:30am-4pm

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Register online at www.dentonparks.com, in person at Denton Senior Center, or by calling (940) 349-8720. Spanish Classes

Outdoor Adventures, ages 50+

Beginner Spanish ¡Hola! Learn phrases that will help you communicate and adapt to many places. This class will focus on the basics of conversation and speaking the language.

Fort Worth Nature Center Hike The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge reveals the natural beauty of North Texas. Replete with native flora and fauna, everyone can enjoy this piece of nature on a leisurely hike. Bring water and dress for the weather. Mar 8 Sa 11:30am-4:30pm $15 41544

Brazos River 2-Day Kayak Adventure Kayak the Brazos River and primitive camp overnight. Mandatory pre-trip meeting April 23 at 7pm. Fee includes transportation, kayaks, life jackets, paddles, primitive camping site, all trail meals, and most camping equipment. May 3-4 Sa/Su 9am-7pm $95 41549

Intermediate Spanish ¿Hablas español? Enhance your Spanish speaking skills while learning more about proper grammar through literature. Check skill set with instructor.

Ranger Guided Greenbelt Bike Tour Enjoy a 5 mile bicycle tour guided by a Texas Parks and Wildlife Ranger as we explore the bottomland hardwood forest along the Greenbelt Corridor. Bikes, helmets, and transportation are provided. Mar 22 Sa 9am-1pm $12 41545

Horseback Riding Ride Lantana Lodge trails and explore sandy shores guided by Black Mustang Ranch work staff. Horses and riders are matched based on skill and temperament. Bring sunscreen and water. After riding, lunch will be Dutch treat. May 17 Sa 9am-1pm $45 41554

Sharpen your mind and broaden your horizons when you learn from a native speaker from Peru. Classes are one hour.

Mar 31-May 7 M/W 9:45am $60 40832 May 19-June 25 M/W 9:45am $60 40833 Aug 25-Oct 6 M/W 9:45am $60 40834

Mar 31-May 7 M/W 12:45pm $60 40835 May 19- June 25 M/W 12:45pm $60 40836 Aug 25-Oct 6 M/W 12:45pm $60 40837

Art on the Go! Meadows Art MuseumSorolla and America

Leaves from Senior Center; Dutch Lunch This special exhibit will explore Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida’s relationship with the United States.

Mar 4 Tu 9am-4:30pm $25 41227

Dallas Museum of Art Crow Collection of Asian Art Alexander Hogue: An American Visionary

Leaves from Civic Center; Dutch Lunch Visit both museums on this trip. Alexander Hogue’s art was inspired by the dustbowl of the 1930s. The Crow Museum is a short walk from the DMA and has beautiful Asian art. Apr 4

F 9am-4:30pm $25 41230

AT&T Stadium & Arlington Museum of Art Jul 25 F 9am-4:30pm $25 41231

Leaves from Civic Center; Dutch Lunch At the Arlington Museum of Art see Ansel Adams: Masterworks collection. Then go to the AT&T Stadium, aka Cowboy Stadium, to view more art installations.

Kayak Clear Creek Join ACA assessed instructor and lifeguard certified staff paddling to the confluence of Clear Creek and Elm Fork. Water and weather appropriate clothing, including closed-toe shoes, are recommended. Experience not required. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen and water. Equipment provided. Apr 5 Sa 10am-2pm $20 41546 Fly Tying A Texas Parks and Wildlife certified angler educator from the Dallas Fly Fishers will teach the art of fly tying. Learn to tie two or three beginner flies. All supplies provided. Apr 16 W 1-3pm $5 41794 Kayak Pecan Creek Join ACA assessed instructor and lifeguard certified staff and paddle sit-on-top kayaks in a crystal clear waterway. Water and weather appropriate clothing, including closed-toe shoes, are recommended. Experience not required. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen and water. Equipment provided. Apr 19 Sa 10am-2pm $20 41547

Beginning Archery Archery is experiencing a revival thanks to its appearance in popular culture in the past years. Learn the fundamentals of archery with USA Archery and National Field Archery Association certified instructors, on a legal indoor range. Closed-toe shoes are required. June 14 Sa 1-3pm $8 41555 Cinnamon Creek Ranch Indoor Archery Range This premier archery facility features indoor, air conditioned shooting ranges. The beginning archery class offered June 14 is reccommened before this trip. Closedtoe shoes are required. After shooting, lunch will be Dutch treat. June 28 Sa 10am-2pm $20 41556 Fly Fishing Clinic Learn to fly fish with Texas Parks and Wildlife certified angler educators, from Dallas Fly Fishers. Receive a certification and pin after learning about knot tying, fly tying, fish behavior and biology, safety, and ethics of fly fishing. Bring a sack lunch and water. Comfy shoes, long pants, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent are suggested. July 12 Sa 9am-1pm $8 41557 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. 43


Ready to hit the road? More trips will be announced in the Senior Center Newsletter such as trips to the Texas Rangers, the zoo, and the circus!

Road trips leave from Denton Senior Center, unless otherwise noted. Fees include transportation, parking, and admission. To stay connected, download our free Great Escapes travel brochure at www.dentonparks.com. Register at www.dentonparks.com, in-person at Denton Senior Center, or by calling (940) 349-8720.

Carrollton A-Train Shopping & Lunch Leaves from DDTC Station; Dutch lunch We will travel as a group to Carrollton, where you can shop at your leisure and have lunch on your own. There are a variety of stores including a quilt shop, a consignment shop, and more.

Mar 13 Th 9:30am-5pm $7 40925 Winstar Casino

Leaves from Civic Center; Free Breakfast Try your luck at the tables and the slot machines! The casino has a free breakfast buffet for everyone. Please give the front desk your birth date when registering. Photo I.D. is required for the trip. Give the bus driver $20 as you board for $15 in Rewards play.

Mar 27 Th 8am-4:30pm $6+$20 board fee 40990

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Sid Richardson Museum

Leaves from Senior Center; Dutch lunch Enjoy the Old West through an art tour at the Sid Richardson Museum. See original paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and more. Lunch is your choice in Fort Worth’s historic Stockyards.

Apr 3 Th 10am-4pm $17 41133 Frisco RoughRiders

Leaves from Senior Center; Dutch dinner Cheer on the RoughRiders as they play baseball against the Arkansas Travelers. A baseball cap is included in admission.

M-Line Trolley in Dallas Uptown

Leaves from Senior Center; Dutch lunch After arriving in Dallas, we will board the M-Line trolley and travel through the Uptown area. You may continue to explore the area to shop and have lunch.

June 5 Th 9am-3pm $16 41191 Grapevine Opry

Leaves from Senior Center; Dutch dinner Enjoy a Fourth of July celebration with live music at the Grapevine Opry. Dinner will be at the restaurant of your choice on Main Street in historical downtown Grapevine.

Apr 7 M 5:15-11:15pm $17 41170

June 28 S 5-11pm $28 41137

Main Street Days in Grapevine

Mary Kay Museum

Leaves from Civic Center; Dutch lunch Enjoy arts and crafts, street dances, food vendors, and exciting rides on the midway at the festival. Four non-stop stages will feature entertainment.

May 16 F 9am-3pm $18 41134 Runway Theater

Leaves from Senior Center; Dutch dinner Watch “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” in Grapevine. This performance will be the last dress rehearsal before opening night. We will have dinner before the play.

May 29 Th 5-11pm $15 41135

Leaves from Senior Center; Dutch lunch Visit the Mary Kay Museum in Addison to learn more about Mary Kay Ash, a Texas legend. Her entrepreneurial enterprise redefined beauty for women and greatly impacted women across the globe. Lunch will be at the museum restaurant.

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Leaves from Senior Center; Dutch dinner Watch “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” in Grapevine. This performance will be the last dress rehearsal before opening night. We will have dinner before the play.

July 24 Th 5-11pm $15 41149 Tuesday Morning Warehouse and Farmer’s Market

Leaves from Senior Center; Dutch lunch Visit the Tuesday Morning Warehouse Store and purchase a market basket for the Farmers Market. After lunch, we will go to the Dallas Farmers Market for wonderful local produce.

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American Legion Hall Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm Thursday, 6-9pm Saturday-Sunday, closed

ALH Senior Road Trips

Drop-in Activities

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To enhance your safety in our recreation facilities, a facility ID card system is used for drop-in activities. The card costs $5 per year for City of Denton residents and $10 a year for nonresidents. Sewing machine Monday-Friday, 10am-noon Exercise machines Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm Internet access Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm Jigsaw puzzles Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm Spades Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm Biz Wiz, pool Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm Table games Monday-Friday, noon-2pm Artwork, sewing Monday, 10am-noon Bingo Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30-11:30am Jewelry making Wednesday, 11:15am-noon

SPAN noon meals, weekdays at noon

Balanced daily meals are coordinated by SPAN (Services for Aging Needs). Lunches may be reserved up to two days in advance but no later than noon the day before. The suggested donation is $1.50 for age 60 and older; individuals younger than 60 may eat for $3.50.

ALH Senior Advisory Committee Every fourth Tuesday, 1pm

Birthday Socials

Last Friday of every month, noon-1:30pm Enjoy free cake and socializing, followed by table games.

Domino Tournaments Thursdays, 6-9pm $3 per player; prizes awarded.

Senior trips are $10/person, unless otherwise noted. We will enjoy a Dutch-treat lunch on day trips. To register, call (940) 349-8298. Wednesday, March 19, 9am-3pm

Grapevine Mills Mall & Tour of Downtown Grapevine Wednesday, April 16, 9am-3pm

Gainsville Pie Factory

Wednesday, May 21, 9am-3pm

West End in Dallas via DCTA A-train

Wednesday, July 16, 9am-3pm

Overnight Trip to Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, TX

We will leave Thursday, Aug. 21 at 9am and return on Friday, Aug. 22 at 6pm. We need a minimum of four registrants for this trip to make. $25/person

Healthy Opportunities FREE Health Discussions

Every third Thursday, 1-2pm Professionals will discuss a variety of health-related topics.

FREE Health Screenings

Every second Tuesday, 10am-noon A certified RN checks blood pressure and blood sugar.

Stretch ‘n’ Tone

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30-11:15am This free class is designed to increase strength and mobility. Rec pass required.

A great place for fellowship & fun!

All fees are for residents; a $5 nonresident fee may apply.

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Birthday Parties and Rentals Water park party rentals, page 21 Natatorium party rentals, page 23

North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287

Each two-hour party includes a decorated party room, an instructor-lead activity, cake, fruit punch, goodie bags or novelties, invitations, paper goods, and balloons. For additional fees, themed decorations, pizza, bounce house, and other extras are available. Prices include 15 kids; there is a $4 fee for each additional kid (24 max). A $40 non-refundable deposit is due at booking, and the balance is due one week before the party is scheduled. Available themes: $100

Make A Wish (basic party for all ages, does not include an activity, all ages)

$130

Busy Babies (45 minutes of mat playtime; ages 9 months - 2 years)

$130

Hawaiian Luau Summer Dance Party (2 hours of dancing; ages 6-10)

$150

Black Light Dance Party (2 hours of dancing; ages 8-14)

$150 Sports Fanatic (45 minutes of dodgeball, kickball, soccer, or basketball; ages 3-10) $170 Leap, Bounce, and Pounce (1 hour with the bounce house; ages 3-8) $180

Star Wars Black Light Experience (45 minutes of activities; ages 4-10)

MLK Jr. Rec Center, (940) 349-8575

Each party includes one hour of gym time, a half hour in a party room, invitations, paper goods, and balloons. For an additional $50, a bounce house is available. Prices are for 15 kids; there is a $4 fee for each additional kid. A $40 non-refundable deposit is due at booking, and the balance is due one week before the party is scheduled. Available themes: $85

Basic Party (all ages)

$90

Game Room (arcade games, air hockey, ping pong, foosball, and pool tables; ages 7+)

$100

Kings and Queens Bounce House (ages 4+)

$110 Movie Party (ages 4-10) $110 Princess (ages 4-10) $110

Super Hero (ages 4-10)

$110

Sports (basketball, dodgeball, hockey, or volleyball; ages 5+)

Denia Rec Center, (940) 349-8285

Each party includes one hour of activity and half-hour use of a party room, invitations, paper goods, and balloons. For additional fees, al a carte options are available, including cupcake decorating, pudding finger painting, a pie-eating contest, and theme decorations. Prices are for 15 kids; there is a fee for each additional kid. A $40 non-refundable deposit is due at booking, and the balance is due one week before the party is scheduled. Each kid must have a waiver on file for rock climbing. Available themes: $90

Rock Star Karaoke (all ages)

$90

Denia Playhouse (bounce house included; ages 2-6)

$175

Black Light Indoor Rock Climbing (ages 7+)

$200 Black Light Sports Zone I (basketball, dodgeball, or volleyball; ages 7+) $250 Black Light Sports Zone II (basketball and rock climbing; ages 7+)

Recreation Center Rentals

Between our centers, we offer a variety of rental spaces, including gymnasiums, game rooms, full kitchens, and multi-purpose rooms that can accommodate up to 250 guests. Additional information is available at www.dentonparks.com Denia Rec Center, (940) 349-8285 MLK Jr. Rec Center, (940) 349-8575 North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287 American Legion Hall, (940) 349-8298 Denton Senior Center, (940) 349-8720 Park Pavilions, (940) 349-7275 46 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

For information about blacklight parties, call (940) 349-8285.


Denton Civic Center

For information or to book an event, call (940) 349-8733. Located near historic downtown Denton with access to beautiful Quakertown Park, the Civic Center is the perfect venue for both public and private events, ranging from banquets and wedding receptions to business meetings and exhibits. Reservations may be made up to 12 months in advance.

Rental Information at a Glance

• 9,000-square-foot, indoor rotunda (includes tables and chairs for the first 200 guests) • 4,000-square-foot, outdoor, covered plaza • Full catering kitchen • Three meeting rooms • Updated lighting and acoustics • Alcohol permitted

Indoor Walking Track

The Civic Center indoor track is open for adult walkers Monday-Friday from 6:45am-7pm. Walkers must purchase a $5 annual rec pass; the pass costs $10 for nonresidents.

Denton Civic Center is a unique and affordable option for your next special event! small meetings large meetings weddings receptions quinceañeras family reunions training events expo shows

AND MUCH MORE

Downtown Fun!

Join us at Quakertown Park beginning Friday May 9, for free movies in the park! FREE Friday Night Starrise at Denton Civic Center

Enjoy Friday nights indoors at Denton Civic Center this June and July. Performances by local talent will begin at 8:15pm inside the center. For more information, call (940) 349-8733. Beginning June 6.

FREE Concerts on the Square at Denton County Courthouse

Spread your blankets and enjoy the talent of local musicians on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse on the Square! The rain-out location is the Civic Center. The free concerts are presented in part by the Fort Worth Professional Musicians Union, Local 72-147 of the American Federation of Musicians. Concerts are every Wednesday in May and June from noon-1pm. For more information, call (940) 349-8733. Beginning May 7. 47


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