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04 | Events 08 | Gym Memberships 10 | Group Exercise 12 | Childcare 13 | Adapted Rec 14 | Programs 16 | Outdoor Rec 18 | Sports 26 | Aquatics 30 | Training 31 | Book, Rent, & Reserve 34 | Senior Centers CUSTOMER SERVICE

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All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

Denton Civic Center 321 E. McKinney St. (940) 349-7275 Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

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DENTON PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR Emerson Vorel, (940) 349-7460 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR D’Lee Williams, (940) 349-8786

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS Mayor Chris Watts Gerard Hudspeth, District 1 Keely Briggs, District 2 Don Duff, District 3 John Ryan, District 4 Dalton Gregory, At Large Place 5 Sara Bagheri, At Large Place 6 PARKS, RECREATION, AND BEAUTIFICATION BOARD Paul Leslie, Russ Stukel, Gary Barber Frances Punch, Kent Boring

CANCELLATIONS Programs or activities that don't meet minimum registration will be cancelled and notifications will be sent prior to the start date. REFUNDS A registration fee refund or credit can be provided long as the participant withdraws by the deadline. DENTON RESIDENCY Customers who pay City of Denton property taxes are considered residents. To confirm, visit www.dentoncad.com. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES Denton Parks and Rec welcomes all families and individuals to participate in programs and facilities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. TDD access is available for the hearing impaired through Relay Texas, (800) 735-2989.

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UNITE. GROW. PLAY. Groundbreaking ceremony for new sprayground.

REC FACILITIES REC PASSES REC CENTERS Denia Rec Center, 1001 Parvin St. (940) 349-8285 MLK Jr. Rec Center, 1300 Wilson St. (940) 349-8575 North Lakes Rec Center 2001 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8287 North Lakes Annex, 1117 Riney Rd. (940) 349-8287 Tennis Center, 2005 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8526 North Lakes Driving Range 2009 W. Windsor Dr. (940) 349-8545 SENIOR CENTERS Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. (940) 349-8720 American Legion Hall, 629 Lakey St. (940) 349-8298 AQUATIC FACILITIES Civic Center Pool, 515 N. Bell St. (940) 349-8279 Denton NAT, 2400 Long Rd. (940) 349-8800 Water Works Park, 2400 Long Rd. (940) 349-8800

Gain unlimited access to the rec centers with the following privileges: • Access to rec center gymnasiums for open sports • Access to game rooms, pool tables, ping pong tables, video games, and public computers • Access to the Civic Center indoor track open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rec passes are included with gym memberships, but gym memberships are not included with a rec pass. Each center offers different amenities. Rec passes are scanned for facility use and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Fee-based activities do not require a rec pass.

$10 per resident, ages 8+ $15 per nonresident, ages 8+ $2 per replacement pass NEW Sprayground scheduled to open September 2017 at Carl Gene Young Sr. Park


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Saturday, Sept. 30 9-11 a.m. at South Lakes Pond

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$8 per team; one adult and up to two kids, ages 5 to 12 REEL in the FUN is a catch and release team tournament with awards presented to the top game fish in each category.

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Check in begins at 8 a.m. and winners will be awarded at 11:30 a.m. Preregistration is required.

in the park FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK "THE BOSS BABY"

Friday, Sept. 22 at Quakertown Park 7 p.m. Marshmallow roast, plus arts and crafts 8 p.m. Movie begins

Oct. 13, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 12, Feb. 2 7-10:30 p.m. at Denton Civic Center $10 per kid, grades 1-5

FREE TEEN MOVIE IN THE PARK "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"

Each month, kids enjoy a night out while parents enjoy the night off. Our experienced staff plan each month around a unique theme, then create play stations that include games and activities, mini-sports tournaments, unique inflatable fun, ping-pong, and video games on a large screen. Of course, it's never a party without a DJ and dance contests! No need to buy dinner on the way because we sell concessions, as well as glow products. To make check-in fast and not furious, register in advance.

Friday, Oct. 20 at Quakertown Park 7 p.m. Marshmallow roast 7:30 p.m. Movie trivia contest 8 p.m. Movie begins

FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST"

Friday, Oct. 27 at Halloween Harvest 7 p.m. Glow-in-the-dark cotton candy 8 p.m. Movie begins FREE Movies in the Park are like fresh-air flicks and the best way to watch them is on a blanket under the stars. Save your change for popcorn, drinks, snacks, and fun glow-in-the-dark cotton candy. The open fire marshmallow roast and arts and crafts are free. 4

KIDS ROCK ON FRIDAY NIGHTS


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PUMPKIN PATCH DAY KIDS' DAY OUT

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HALLOWEEN HARVEST FREE FAMILY FUN!

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL FREE FAMILY FUN!

Monday, Oct. 16 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Civic Center $30 per kid, ages 5-12

Friday, Oct. 27 6-8 p.m. at Denia Rec Center Free family event

Saturday, Oct. 28 10 a.m.-noon at MLK Jr. Rec Center Free family event

Kids start the day at the Civic Center with board games and a Halloween craft, then visit a local pumpkin patch to enjoy a hayride, bounce house, petting zoo, Halloween maze, pick a pumpkin, and enjoy good old fashioned arts and crafts.

Come one, come all to the Halloween Harvest and enjoy carnival games, bounce house, DJ music, a traditional hayride, $1 rock climbing, and costume contest for the entire family.

It's the sweetest time of year, so rally your kids for trick-or-treating fun! Enjoy free carnival games, goodie bags, face painting, bounce houses, low-priced concessions, and a costume contest.

Costumes are not required, although we love seeing families get in the spirit of fun. To enter the contest, register at the door by 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best baby, best toddler, best youth, best family, and overall most creative costumes. Low-priced concessions will be for sale and we'll be accepting canned food donations at the door.

Costume judging will begin at 10:30 a.m., and awards will be presented at 11:30 a.m. for the categories of best baby, best youth, and best adult costume. Bring a camera for your own pictures in the Haunted Courtyard.

Lunch includes hot dogs, drinks, and chips. Kids must be checked in by 9 a.m. and picked up by 6 p.m.

HAUNTED HOUSE, SATURDAY, OCT. 28 6-9 p.m. at MLK Jr. Rec Center $3/person; $2 each time after

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Sweet HOLIDAY EVENTS INFLATABLE INFERNO | ONE "CRAZY-FUN" RUN

Saturday, Nov. 11 at Quakertown Park

Run, slide, dive, climb, and duck this dynamic one mile inflatable course! Waves of people are released every 30 minutes and you choose your wave between 9 a.m. and noon. If that's not enough, deflate at the inflatable Midway inside the Civic Center.

$35/person, Now-Sept. 15 | $40/person, Sept. 16-Oct. 15 | $45/person, Oct. 16-Nov. 3 Fee includes: Long sleeve tech shirt; fruit, snacks, and beverages at the end of the run.

LETTERS FROM SANTA | NORTH POLE POSTMARKED

Orders must be received by Monday, Dec. 4

Add a little extra magic to your children’s Christmas with a letter from the Santa himself. A few days before the big night, girls and boys will receive a personalized letter postmarked from the North Pole. Spread the joy and add a friend or relative's child to the list.

$2/letter, Aug.-Dec. 4

REINDEER ROMP | 4.2 MILE RUN AND 2.5 MILE WALK

Friday, Dec. 8, South Lakes Park

Experience this unique evening run through Forrestridge neighborhood and enjoy holiday decorations and Christmas lights. Free kids activities will be from 7-8:30 p.m. with a giant bounce house, face painting, and crafts. If temperatures fall below 38 degrees, we will not host the fun zone.

$25/person, Aug. 1-Nov. 23 | $30/person, Nov. 24-Dec. 1 | no race day registration Fee includes: Long sleeve tech shirt; fruit, snacks, and beverages at the end of the run 6:30 p.m. check-in; 7:30 p.m., race begins

SANTA’S SNAP SHOTS | PHOTOS AND FUN

Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-noon at MLK Jr. Rec Center Nothing marks the holidays like pictures with Santa. Kids of all ages can visit with him, snap a photo, then stay a while for games and activities.

$5/person | $2 for each additional extra photo | pay at the door

KIDS' GINGERBREAD HOUSE PARTY | SWEET FUN

Saturday, Dec. 16, 9-11 a.m. at Denton Civic Center

Treat your kids to a delightful fun-filled gingerbread house making party! Using their creative imaginations, kids will build and decorate their own take-home house, then play off their sugar rush bouncing on inflatables. Parents, our gift to you is that everything is included in the fee and once done you get to go home while we clean up the mess.

$20 per person | Register by Dec. 13 6 6

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.


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COMMUNITY EVENTS MLK JR. DAY | #MLKDAY

Monday, Jan. 15 at MLK Jr. Rec Center THEME: FREEDOM COMES FROM THE STRENGTH WITHIN US 11 a.m. Flag football begin at MLK Jr. Rec Center 3 p.m. Rally begins at the UNT Union Building 4:30 p.m. March begins at UNT 5 p.m. Meet Denton community at Fred Moore Park to continue to MLK Jr. Rec Center. Program will begin immediately following the march.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH | #UNITEDWESTAND

Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at MLK Jr. Rec Center THEME: UNITED WE STAND

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration that includes an art competition, program with guests speakers, gospel, fellowship, and a free community health fair. Local artists, grades K-12, are invited to participate in the art competition focusing on the theme, United We Stand. Art will be accepted and displayed at MLK Jr. Rec Center through Feb. 4, and judging will take place Feb. 13-14. Winners will be notified and honored during the celebration on Feb. 17.

MY LITTLE VALENTINE FAMILY DANCE

Friday, Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m. Denton Civic Center

THEME: A FAMILY AFFAIR This dance party is a family affair where moms, dads, siblings, and grandparents are all welcome to attend! We'll celebrate the night with live DJ music and dance games. Boys and girls up to age 12 are welcome to attend with at least one adult family member. Light refreshments will be served and photos, roses, and glow products will be available for purchase. Tickets are $7 per person through 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9; $10 per person at the door.

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MLK JR. REC CENTER

DENIA REC CENTER

SENIOR CENTER

MEMBERSHIPS RATES $15 ONE MONTH $35 THREE MONTH $100 ONE YEAR

MEMBERSHIPS RATES $15 ONE MONTH $35 THREE MONTH $100 ONE YEAR

MEMBERSHIPS RATES $15 ONE MONTH $35 THREE MONTH $100 ONE YEAR

Join for access to free weights, treadmills, weight machines, ellipticals, bikes, and more.

Join for access to free weights, treadmills, weight machines, ellipticals, bikes, and more.

PERSONAL TRAINING

PERSONAL TRAINING

Join the state-of-the-art fitness room with treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, legextension, and bicep-curl machine, chest press, shoulder press, triceps press, hip abductor/adductor, ab crunch, and free weights. Members must be 50 years or older.

60-MINUTE PACKAGES

60-MINUTE PACKAGES

1300 Wilson St. (940) 349-8575 Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed Sunday

Get motivation, accountability, guidance, and training tailored for your fitness goals.

$40 $60 $195 $270 $325 $400

One session (individual) One session (pair) Six sessions (individual) Six sessions (pair) 12 sessions (individual) 12 sessions (pair)

FREE WEIGHT ROOM ORIENTATIONS Equipment orientations are free Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 8

1001 Parvin St. (940) 349-8285 Mon-Wed, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs-Fri, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; closed Sunday

Get motivation, accountability, guidance, and training tailored for your fitness goals.

$40 $60 $195 $270

One session (individual) One session (pair) Six sessions (individual) Six sessions (pair)

FREE WEIGHT ROOM ORIENTATIONS Equipment orientations are free and by appointment for Denia gym members. Call (940) 349-8285.

509 N. Bell Ave. (940) 349-8720 Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed Sunday

ALL-ACCESS GYM MEMBERSHIP ONE MEMBERSHIP, FOUR GYMS $25, one month $50, three month $150, one year FOUR GYMS + THE NAT $35, one month $75, three month $225, one year


DENTON PARKS AND REC CENTERS Gym memberships for ages 16 and older; ages 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE FIT YOUR BUDGET FIT YOUR LOCATION

LIFT | RUN | PLAY | SWIM | DANCE | BURN | SMILE!

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MLK JR. | DENIA | NORTH LAKES | SENIOR CENTER

NORTH LAKES REC CENTER

2001 W. Windsor Dr., (940) 349-8287 Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.; Closed Sunday

MEMBERSHIPS RATES $20 ONE MONTH $40 THREE MONTH $120 ONE YEAR Join for access to certified staff, Olympic free weights and benches, cable crossover, weight machines, recumbent bikes, ellipticals, stair stepper, and treadmills.

PERSONAL TRAINING

FITNESS ASSESSMENTS

Our personal trainers provide customized fitness programs for one-on-one training.

A fitness assessment is the recommended starting point for any fitness or weight-loss program. It is used to gauge your current fitness level, identify any health problems that may manifest during exercise, and set benchmark “before� measurements to compare against future measurements as you progress.

All ages (14+) and all fitness levels Packages start at $200 per month

In addition to exercise prescription and instruction, our trainers motivate clients by setting goals, providing feedback, and encouraging accountability. Services include weight loss programs, building lean muscle mass, post-physical therapy rehab, increasing bone density, restoring range of motion, senior fitness, and more.

$50 per member $53 non-members

If you choose to purchase a personal training session package, the results of this assessment will assist your personal trainer in developing your customized workout plan.

WEIGHT ROOM ORIENTATIONS

Packages consist of half-hour or one-hour personal training sessions that meet one, two, or three days per week based on fitness goals and motivational levels.

A certified personal trainer will administer a short questionnaire to help establish your goals, expectations, as well as discuss any health issues that need special attention.

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Upon completion, you may purchase another or choose single-session assessments to track progress and set new targets.

After the questionnaire has been completed and reviewed, your personal trainer will take measurements such as body weight, body fat percentage, muscle mass, basal metabolic rate, metabolic age, visceral fat, resting heart rate, circumference measurements, cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, and sub-maximal strength tests.

Equipment orientations are $10 by appointment.

Monday-Friday, 8-11 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 8-11 a.m.

Members, $10 per month Nonmembers, $2 per child, drop-in

Packages start at $200 per month and vary by trainer and type of package selected. A North Lakes Rec Center gym membership or all-access gym membership is required.

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

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TRIKONA YOGA

CYCLE YOGA

Every Monday and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. $50 per month at North Lakes Rec Center

Every Monday, 6:30 p.m. $20 per session at North Lakes Rec Center

Essential Yoga classes are powerful learning experiences in which you re-discover your body, how it works, and what it can do. Learn the basic poses, alignment, breathing practices, moving with the breath, relaxation techniques, and more. Gain an understanding of body mechanics, and how to apply yoga to your life and physical and spiritual needs. Register by the week before the start of each month to avoid program cancellations.

BOOT CAMP

ZUMBA®

Every Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $20 per month at Denia Rec Center

It's the perfect balance of cardio, flexibility, and strength. This class combines a 40-minute high energy cardio workout with a 20-minute practice of yoga. You'll improve it all while burning 550 to 750 calories per class. All fitness levels are welcome.

The toughest workout you'll ever love! This one-of-a-kind and innovative class is designed to include the challenging movements of active yoga and functional weight training that is based on human movement in all planes of motion. It’s an intense focus on the core.

Everybody and every body! Zumba® is designed to bring people together by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This total workout combines many elements of fitness-cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious does of awesome. First class is free for new participants. Drop-ins are welcome, $5 per visit.

Boot Camp is for the strong, the weak, the fit, and the not so fit. There is no discrimination, as long as you have the will to finish what you started. This high powered 60-minute workout combines high intensity intervals of strength training, mixed with bursts of cardio and elements of HIIT, tabata, and dynamic core training. All fitness levels are welcome and workouts are indoor and outdoor.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5:45 a.m. $40 per month at North Lakes Rec Center

Monday and Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., plus second and fourth Saturday, noon-1 p.m. $30 per 10 classes at MLK Jr. Rec Center

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Chris Diomampo

#BootCampInstructor

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TWISTED BODIES™ ESSENTIAL YOGA

LES MILLS GRIT™

Expect non-stop action! LES MILLS GRIT™ is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups. We take cutting edge HIIT and combine it with powerful music and inspirational coaches who will be down on the floor with you, motivating you to go harder to get fit, fast. All sessions include an additional Saturday morning workout from 7:30 to 8 a.m. If you're not ready to commit, then drop-in and join us on Saturdays for $5 per workout.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. $50 per month at North Lakes Rec Center

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30+ classes a week

BODYJAM is the cardio workout where you are free to feel the sensation of dance. An addictive fusion of the latest dance styles and hottest pop, hip hop, house, and electronic dance music puts as much emphasis on having fun as on breaking a sweat. Funky instructors teach you to move with attitude through this 60-minute fitness-dance class. Open to all bodies of any fitness level. 55 min.

BODYPUMP is the fastest way to lose body fat. It’s a muscle toning and conditioning class using a barbell with weights making it a great starting point to develop strength and confidence. Using your choice of weights, great music and motivating instructors will inspire you to achieve the results you want. 60 min.

We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® is often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. 60 min.

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Ideal for anyone and everyone, this class is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life. An inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. You’ll leave feeling calm and centered. 60 min.

BODYCOMBAT works your legs, tones your arms, back and shoulders and provides phenomenal core training. You destroy calories, develop coordination, agility and speed, and feel empowered. This high-energy martial-arts inspired workout is totally non-contact and there are no complex moves to master. 60 min.

A stronger core makes you better at all things you do, from everyday life to your favorite sports. Trained instructors guide you through correct technique as you work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers. 30 min.

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SENIOR YOGA: Gain balance, flexibility,

range of motion, and hip-joint mobility. Choose chair support or free standing for a series of mat and standing yoga poses modified to all levels. M 8am 60 min.

SENIOR FIT: Improve bone density, flexibility,

cardio fitness, joint mobility, and strength using hand weights, tubing, and low-impact aerobics for all levels. Tu 10am Th 10 am 60 min.

Th 9am Th 6:45pm

PUNCH AND KICK YOUR WAY INTO KNOCKOUT SHAPE!

INDOOR CYCLING

The calorie-torching qualities of indoor cycling are hard to beat—that is, if you're making the most out of your session. This low-impact cardiovascular workout is set to music that simulates an outdoor ride and is designed to improve your strength and endurance. __________________________________________________________

Tu 8am

Th 8am 30 min. Sa 8:15 am 45 min.

W 5:30pm

SO MUCH MORE THAN DANCE!

THE CORE IS THE GLUE THAT HOLDS EVERYTHING TOGETHER.

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GROUP EXERCISE + GYM MEMBERSHIP

$5, drop-in $30, one month $80, three month $299, one year

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PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE

PRESCHOOLS Enrollment is limited to 12, ages 3 to 5. Admission requires a deposit equal to one month's tuition. Licensed by the Texas Dept. Family and Protective Services, we are also a Child Care Management Service program of the Texas Workforce Commission dedicated to help eligible parents with the cost of child care.

NORTH LAKES PART-TIME PRESCHOOL

Students will learn, laugh, and grow in a safe, fun, and caring environment. Instructors teach numbers, letters, colors, and shapes through music, arts and crafts, physical education, stories, and occasional field trips. North Lakes Preschool is located in the North Lakes Annex at 1117 Riney Rd. For more information, call (940) 349-8287.

5 days, $380 per month | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mon.-Fri. 3 days, $260 per month | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mon., Wed., Fri. 2 days, $180 per month | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tues., Thurs.

FULL-TIME LICENSED PRESCHOOLS

Our preschools are safe environments that emphasize hands-on learning, motor skill development, and creativity. We teach literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, and technology using the Mother Goose Time curriculum. Our students also experience and learn social responsibility fostered through a variety of games, center-based activities, and field trips.

Denia Preschool, 1001 Parvin St., (940) 349-8285 MLK JR. Preschool, 1300 Wilson St., (940) 349-8575 $460 per month | Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 12 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE | GRADES K-5

We're the perfect balance between extended learning and fun. In addition to homework supervision, we offer recreational activities, intramural leagues, arts and crafts, field trips, “brainy bowl� and more. Site supervisors and staff receive in-service and defensive driving training and are required to pass drugs tests and criminal background checks. Each day we pick up students from school and take them to the rec center per site the list below:

MLK JR: Cross Oaks, Hodge, Lee, Pecan Creek, Providence, Rivera, Stephens DENIA: Borman, Hawk, Houston, LA Nelson, McNair, Ryan NORTH LAKES: Evers, Ginnings, Rayzor, Wilson

Aug. 16 - May 24; DISD calendar school year 3-6:30 p.m., every school day $160 per student, per month

KID'S DAY OFF | GRADES K-6

Whether it's a holiday, winter break, or teacher work day, we've got you covered! We jam-packed each day with physical activity, creativity, and play through a variety of fun, enriching activities and field trips. Kids must be dropped of by 9 a.m. each day and need to pack drinks, snacks, and a lunch. The fee includes all activities, field trips, and transportation. Preregistration is required two days prior to each date to avoid cancellations due to a lack of minimum enrollment.

Oct. 13, Nov. 20-22, Dec. 21-.22, Dec. 26-29, Jan. 2-3, Feb, 19 $30 per student, per day at the Civic Center 7 a.m. drop-off and 6 p.m. pick-up

KID'S DAY OFF | TEENS, AGES 12-16

With the purchase of a REC pass teens can be dropped off as early as 7 a.m. and picked up as late as closing. No direct supervision until scheduled time of activities. Registration deadline is three business days before outdoor activity. Bring a sack lunch.

Archery Monday, Dec. 18 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $35 per teen; meet at Denia Rec Center

Horseback Riding Tuesday, Dec. 19 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $55 per teen; meet at Denia Rec Center


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NORTH LAKES REC CENTER | (940) 349-8287 ACTIVITIES, AGES 16+

ART CLASSES

We believe there's an artist in everyone! Come and explore the use and feel of different mediums that stimulate the senses and work on fine motor skills. You'll have a blast creating a masterpiece while learning a bit about art history.

Every Monday and Thursday, 10:15-11:15 a.m. $5 per visit

BLACKLIGHT SENSORY ROOM

Make your way through this room designed to stimulate the senses! Black lights, neon carpet, disco lights, and lasers will dazzle with hands on elements that provide different textures. Join us weekly or call to schedule a private session for your group.

Every Tuesday, 10:15-11:15 a.m. $5 per visit

GAME DAY FUN

Let's get moving! Join us for an hour of combined open play and instructor led games and activities that promote physical fitness and social development.

Every Wednesday, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Free with a rec pass

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

Take the time to make new friends while experiencing fun activities. We maximize this time by providing opportunities that bring adults with disabilities together. It's a good time whether it's dinner on the town, watching a sporting event, going to the movies, or simply hanging out together. Dates, times, and fees differ by the activity and will be updated online in time to make plans.

ZUMBAÂŽ FOR ALL AGES

Zumba works the whole body in a fun, encouraging atmosphere and participants with various mobility challenges can often easily adapt the movements to fit their ability and range of motion. This 60-minute, modified class includes cardio dance routines that are adapted to suit the needs of those with physical and developmental challenges. The class is open to all abilities, all ages.

Every Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Free with a rec pass

DANCES, AGES 16+

Join us each month for a fun-themed dance complete with music, a disco dance floor, food, a photo booth, and fellowship.

Second Friday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 Totally Awesome 80s Oct. 13 Monster Bash Nov. 10 Sock Hop Dec. 8 Let it Snow Jan. 12 Ringing in the New Year Free with a rec pass

FITNESS EQUIPMENT ORIENTATION

One-on-one orientations led by an adapted physical education specialist provides individuals an opportunity to learn about independent accessibility, learn how to use machines, participate in group exercise, develop fitness goals, and be introduced to other aspects of the gym. Orientations are 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the individual.

For an appointment, please contact: Heather Katz, zumbastarsdenton@gmail.com or Linda Hilgenbrinck, lhilgenbrinck@dentonisd.org

Sweetheart Ball

Saturday, Feb. 10 Denton Civic Center, 6-10 p.m. Bring your sweetheart or find one at the semi-formal Valentine dinner and dance. A catered dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and a dance will begin at 7 p.m. that will include light refreshments, DJ, and photo booth. Please purchase dinner and dance tickets in advance to avoid cancelling due to a lack of minimum enrollment.

DINNER & DANCE TICKETS Now- Jan. 27 | $20 per person Now- Jan. 27 | $35 per couple Jan. 28-Feb. 2 | $25 per person DINNER ONLY TICKETS $10 per person, in advance or at the door

Adapted Rec provides a comprehensive recreational program for participants of all ages who have physical and/or developmental disabilities. In addition to specialized activities, adapted rec provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to become integrated into programs that are available to the majority of the public. The entire community is invited to join in the fun! For specific questions, call (940) 349-8287. All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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the arts

DANCE | BALLET | CERAMICS | TUMBLING | HIP HOP | MORE

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

ART, CERAMICS, KING'S TOTS SPOOKY SCIENCE, 3-5

TUMBLING, BALLET, HIP HOP TODDLER TIME, AGES 2-5

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10-11 a.m. $7 per scientist at North Lakes Rec Center

Kids burn energy and build social skills in this hour of indoor free play and gross motor movements, followed by songs, stories, and preschool learning activities. Parent participation is required.

Every Monday, 10-11 a.m. $20 per session at North Lakes Rec Center

ROLL! PLAY!, AGES 3-5

Kids learn basic tumbling and rolls while incorporating improv and role play in a creative environment.

Every Friday, 10-11 a.m. $20 per month at Denia Rec Center

TINY TUTUS BALLET, AGES 2-3

Kids learn the fundamentals of ballet in a nurturing environment through imaginative play and steps that can be practiced at home.

Every Saturday, 9:35-10:05 a.m. $30 per month at Denia Rec Center

BEGINNER BALLET, AGES 4-6

Kids learn to develop grace, strength, balance, and basic techniques and progress to beginner barre through imaginative play,

Every Saturday, 10:05-10:35 a.m. $30 per month at Denia Rec Center

HIP HOP CLASSES, AGES 9+

Beginners and dance enthusiasts learn fun hip-hop combinations using the latest dance moves and the trendiest music with a cardio workout at the same time. 14

Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $40 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center

KINDERDANCE® KINDERDANCE®, AGES 3-5

Kids love this dance, motor skills,movement, and fitness class that teaches the basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement while also teaching numbers, colors, shapes, words and songs.

Every Tuesday, 5-5:40 p.m. $40 per month at North Lakes Rec Center Every Saturday, 9-9:40 a.m. $40 per month at North Lakes Rec Center

KINDERGYM® YOGA, AGES 3-5

Kids love this floor gymnastics and yoga movements class that teaches with an emphasis on social and gross motor skills, physical fitness, and movement education, while also teaching kids to quiet their nervous system to self-regulate and focus.

Every Saturday, 9:45-10:15 a.m. $35 per month at North Lakes Rec Center

ADULT DANCE COUNTRY WESTERN, AGES 15+

Country Western Two-Step or simply the “Two-Step,” and Waltz are essential skills on Texas dance floors and you can learn with or without a partner.

Kids explore spooky science experiments and create Halloween crafts. Parents are encouraged to participate in the fun.

BUDDY & ME CERAMICS, AGES 5-16 Learn different glazing techniques in this introductory course. Parents can work and learn alongside their kids.

Every Wednesday; Jan. 10-31, 6-8 p.m. $40 per person at MLK Jr. Rec Center

KING'S TOT DROP, AGES 3-6

Parents, take some personal time while we provide fun, supervised activities. Kids must bring snacks and/or a lunch and must be potty trained. Registration closes the Wednesday before each class.

Every first and third Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $10 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center

YOUNG REMBRANDTS

All materials are provided and new lessons are introduced weekly.

BEGINNER DRAWING, AGES 4-6

Designed to help kids develop their vocabulary by drawing familiar images, and gain fine motor skills, listening skills, and spatial organization.

Every Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. $35 per month at Denia Rec Center

Every Monday, 4-4:45 p.m. beginning Sept. 11 $52 per session North Lakes Rec Center

LATIN DANCE WITH JO, AGES 17+

INTERMEDIATE DRAWING, AGES 6-13

Learn to be a well-rounded Latin dancer with Bachata and Salsa dance classes. Register for both and save $10.

Salsa | Every Monday, 7-7:45 p.m. $35 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center Bachata | Every Monday, 8-8:45 p.m. $35 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center

Designed to teach drawing skills, art techniques, and vocabulary. Skills are taught to express creativity and increase abilities, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Each session includes season drawings, art history, and cartooning.

Every Monday, 5-6 p.m. beginning Sept. 11 $52 per session at North Lakes Rec Center


AERIAL SKILLS | FREE TUTORING | OUTDOOR EDUCATION AERIAL ARTS AERIAL SKILLS INTRO, AGES 17+

This Twisted Bodies™ class is an athletic, circus art discipline most often associated with Cirque du Soleil that involves paired lengths of fabric hung from above that are climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create drops, poses, and movement above the ground. Learn basic skills, safety of aerial silks, how to safely tie footlocks, invert, drop, and more. Each class will combine elements of gymnastics and dance with use of the silk to get off the ground and into the air. Participation builds strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Classes are taught by Level 1 Certified Aerial Silks instructors and are Born To Fly™ Certified. Whether you are building your aerial foundation or working on more complex movements, this class is a must!

Every Wednesday | Sept. 6-Oct. 11, 6-7 p.m. Every Wednesday | Oct. 18-Nov. 29, 6-7 p.m. Every Wednesday | Jan. 10-Feb. 14, 6-7 p.m. $75 per session at Denia Rec Center

FREE REC CENTER PROGRAMS FREE TUTORING, ALL GRADES Ensure your kid’s success with the Student in Touch Tutoring Program. There is assistance for homework, computer lab access, sports and fitness, and life skills seminars.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Free with a rec pass at MLK Jr. Rec Center

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES OUTDOOR EDUCATION PRESCHOOL JR. MASTER NATURALISTS AGES 3-5 WITH ADULT

OUTDOOR EDUCATION PRESCHOOL JR. MASTER GARDENER AGES 3-5 WITH ADULT

$8 per class at Denia Rec Center, unless otherwise noted; Register the Wednesday day before each class

$8 per class at Denia Rec Center Register the Tuesday day before each class

Grasshoppers | Fri., Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-noon Meet by the pond at Cross Timbers Park

Gardening | Thurs., Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-noon Plant Fun | Thurs., Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon

Grasshoppers | Sat., Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-noon

Bad Plants & Berries Thurs., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-noon

Elm Fork Texas Master Naturalists and staff invite kids and their parents or adult guardians to join us in the exciting world of nature. Each class incorporates handson activities, arts and crafts, literature, and a nature hike to encourage kids to explore by using their senses. Siblings under the age of 8 are welcome to register.

Animal Tracks | Fri., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-noon Meet by the pond at Cross Timbers Park Animal Tracks |Sat., Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-noon Birds | Fri., Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-noon Birds | Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-noon Rocks, Minerals, Fossils | Fri., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon Rocks, Minerals, Fossils | Sat., Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-noon

XBOX MADNESS, AGES 8+

Deer | Fri., Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-noon Deer | Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-noon

Every Tuesday and Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free with a rec pass at MLK Jr. Rec Center

Weather & Climate | Fri., Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-noon Weather & Climate | Sat., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-noon

Kids are welcome to join us after school for XBOX gaming madness!

Denton County Master Gardeners and staff invite kids and their parents or adult guardians to garden and explore their world through meaningful horticultural and environmental science activities. Each class incorporates hands-on activities, arts and crafts, and literature to encourage exploring using all of their senses.

Good Bugs | Thurs., Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-noon Fruits & Nuts | Thurs., Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-noon Dirt & Water | Thurs., Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-noon

Expect to create your account in CivicRec prior to registration.

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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HIKING | HORSEBACK RIDING | KAYAKING | FLY FISHING | BOXING ACTIVE ADULT ADVENTURES! KAYAKING, AGES 50+

RECREATION + EDUCATION NIGHT HIKE, AGES 8+

KAYAK ADVENTURES KAYAKING, AGES 5+

Saturday, Oct. 21 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. $8 per person; meet at Clear Creek

The course is open to all skill levels and paddling experience is not required. Bring a sack lunch and a bottle of water. Fee includes transportation, instructors and guides, sit on top kayaks, paddles, life jackets, and kayak instruction. Kids, ages 5-11, must be accompanied by an adult on a tandem kayak; ages 12+ use a single kayak.

Join Elm Fork Master Naturalist and staff for a program about night sounds followed by a night hike on beautiful Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area trails. Clear Creek is located at 3310 Collins Rd. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 18.

FLY FISHING CLINIC, 8+

Learn the art of fly fishing with a Texas Parks and Wildlife certified angler from the Dallas Fly Fishers. This clinic covers equipment, basic casting, knot tying, fly tying, fish behavior, aquatic ecosystems and biology. Course completion includes a Texas Parks and Wildlife Basic Fly Fishing Certification and a TPWD Fly Fishing pin. Wear a hat and bring a sack lunch and water on this adventure. Kids, ages 8-11, must be accompanied by a parent.

Saturday, Jan. 20 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $8 per person at Denia Rec Center

HORSEBACK RIDING, AGES 10+

Join Black Mustang Ranch on a 90-minute guided horseback adventure on the trails of Jordan State Park. This beautiful varied terrain is the home of more than 300 species of plants including, oak woodlands and prairie grasslands. Bring a sack lunch.

Saturday, Feb. 10 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m $55 per person; meet at Denia Rec Center

NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

Perfect for Intergenerational Adventures! Join American Canoe Association assessed instructor and American Red Cross lifeguard certified staff on a kayak adventure that tours a beautiful local waterway.

Saturday, Sept. 23 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet at Denia Rec Center at 10 a.m. $20 per person, per trip

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Saturday, Sept. 9 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 per person; meet at Denton Senior Center

GREENBELT BIKE RIDE, AGES 50+

Enjoy a leisurely 6.5 mile, 13 mile, or 20 mile bicycle tour along the Ray Roberts Greenbelt corridor. This rich and diverse area is the home of more than 300 species of plants, including oak woodlands and prairie grasslands. Bring a picnic lunch.

Friday, Oct. 6 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $15 per person; meet at Denton Senior Center

GROUP KAYAK TRIPS

Connect with qualified staff for a two to three hour adventure on a beautiful local waterway Ideal for youth groups, teen birthday parties, or family reunions. Kids, ages 5-11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult on a tandem kayak. Kids 12+ are welcome to paddle a single kayak. Each trip requires a minimum registration of 10 people. Each adventure starts and ends at Denia Rec Center. Participants of all abilities are welcome.

Outdoor adventures are led by knowledgeable, ACA-assessed and American Red Cross lifeguard-certified staff. Fees include instruction, equipment, and transportation when applicable. Water and weather appropriate clothing, including closed toe shoes that can get wet, sunscreen, insect repellent, and hat, are required. No pets allowed.

Join American Canoe Association assessed instructor and lifeguard certified staff on a kayak adventure. Paddling experience is not required. Fee includes transportation, instructors and guides, sit on top kayaks, life jackets, paddles and kayak instruction. Bring sunscreen, sack lunch, and water.

HORSEBACK RIDING, AGES, 50+

Join Black Mustang Ranch on a guided one and a half hour horseback riding adventure on the trails of Jordan State Park. Terrain varies from rugged stony hills to sandy loam. Riders will be matched with an ideal horse based riding skills from beginner to experienced. Water, sunscreen, long pants, and sturdy shoes are required. Dutch-treat lunch after the ride.

Saturday, Oct. 28 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m $55 per person; meet at Denton Senior Center

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PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES ISSHINRYU KARATE ARCHERY | MARTIAL ARTS | BOXING ARCHERY

BEGINNING ARCHERY, AGES 8-15 NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS Kids learn the basics of international-style archery on a legal indoor range with a USA Archery and National Archery in Schools Program certified instructor, with plenty of target practice. Archery aids in the development of micro and macro abilities, as well as listening and observation skills. Closed-toe shoes are required. Register by the Friday before each session.

Every Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. $40 per month at Denia Rec Center

BEGINNING ARCHERY, AGES 8+

Kids learn the basics of international-style archery on a legal indoor range with a USA Archery and National Archery in Schools Program certified instructor, with plenty of target practice. Archery aids in the development of micro and macro abilities as well as listening and observation skills.

Every Tuesday, 5-6 p.m. $40 per month at Denia Rec Center

INTRO TO ARCHERY, AGES 10+

Learn the fundamentals of international style archery with National Archery in School Program and/or USA Archery certified instructor on a legal range.

Saturday, Dec. 2 | 1-3 p.m. $8 per person at Denia Rec Center

BOXING AGES 10-ADULT

INDOOR CLIMBING WALL

ROCK THE WALL, COED 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.

Every Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. $30 per month at Denia Rec Center

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING WALL

Denia Rec Center's 20-foot wall uses top-rope 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 without requiring staff belay.

SAFETY COURSE Safety Course: $10 per adult, $5 per kid To schedule, call (940) 349-8285

CLIMBING WITH SAFETY COURSE COMPLETION $.50 cents per day, ages 15 and under $2 per day, ages 16 and older CLIMBING WITHOUT SAFETY COURSE $5 per hour; an appointment is required for staff to belay.

Karate is more than punching and kicking. Age appropriate classes develop character values and skills for success at home, at school, or at work, and in the dojo. Adults also find stress relief and a way to stay young. Classes for the whole family improve focus, confidence, discipline, fitness, and self-defense. With an emphasis on traditional values through the study of traditional martial arts, students improve balance, coordination, and body strength. Students can earn patches, belts, stripes, and other distinctions. First trial class is free.

Every Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:15 p.m. | Ages 5-7 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Ages 8-teen 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Ages teen-adult $50 per month at Denia Rec Center

RED TIGER KARATE Red Tiger offers a complete white through black belt program. The junior program develops self-esteem, bully defense, respect for others, and more. Teen and adult classes focus on street self-defense, fitness, and personal development. A white uniform is required and may be purchased in class. For more information, call (817) 845-1557.

NORTH LAKES REC CENTER Every Friday, 6-7 p.m. | Ages 5-7 Every Friday, 7-8 p.m. | Ages 8-12 Every Friday, 8-9 p.m. | Ages 13+ Sept. 8- Nov. 3; $60 per person Nov. 10 – Dec. 15; $35 per person Jan. 26- March 30; $60 per person MLK JR. REC CENTER Every Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. | Ages 5+ Sept. 5-Nov. 7; $60 per person Nov. 14-Dec. 12; $35 per person Jan. 23-March 27; $60 per person

Learn proper stance, boxing techniques, punching combinations, and more. This course does not involve physical combat, but uses speed bags and punching bags. Bring boxing gloves, hand wraps, and a speed rope.

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youth sports

INSTRUCTION TODDLER SPORTS | SOCCER | BLASTBALL | GOLF | BITTY BASKETBALL TODDLER SPORTS

TODDLER SPORTS INSTRUCTION AGES 21-35 MONTHS

These are parent and child programs in which parents have the option to watch and/or participate. Register by Sept. 7.

TODDLER TUMBLING

Now is a great time to teach toddlers hand-eye coordination, body movement awareness, and overall fitness. Through fun and interactive activities, we'll teach toddlers the fundamentals of tumbling, a form of gymnastics performed without props or equipment.

Every Saturday | Sept. 9-30, 9-9:30 a.m. $35 per player at McMath Middle School

TODDLER SOCCER

This is the perfect time to introduce your toddler to soccer through various funinspired games. They will learn the basics of dribbling, throwing, and ball handling in an instructional, non-competitive setting.

Every Saturday | Sept. 9-30, 9:45-10:15 a.m. $35 per player at McMath Middle School

TODDLER BASEBALL & BASKETBALL

Basketball and baseball are introduced to toddlers with games and fun-inspired activities before they have to worry about winning or losing. We teach the essentials of each sport so they'll achieve the core skills of dribbling, passing and shooting, and hitting, throwing, and base running.

Every Saturday | Sept. 9-30, 10:30-11 a.m. $35 per player at McMath Middle School

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BLASTBALL AND GOLF

BLASTBALL LEAGUE, AGES 3-4

Blastball is a simplified version of baseball, designed to keep kids engaged by reducing wait times and increasing movement. In the game, batters run to first base to honk a horn before the fielders hold the ball in the air and yell, “Blast!� The fee includes six games, practices, a T-shirt and cap, and awards for all players. Practices are on weekdays at Denia Sports Complex, and games are played Saturday mornings.

Fall League Weekday practices begin the week of Sept. 5 and Saturday morning games begin Sept. 9. Registration ends Aug. 25, call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Spring League Register now thru Feb. 20; late registration, Feb. 21-23 add $15. Practices begin the week of March 12 and games begin March 17. $55 per player at Denia Sports Complex

LITTLE ROOKIES GOLF, AGES 3-5

Kids learn good sportsmanship and player safety, while learning to grip, putt, chip, and swing. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Space is limited to five rookies. The fee includes a T-shirt.

September and October sessions only Every Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m. $60 per month at North Lakes Driving Range

SOCCER INSTRUCTION

SOCCER SPARKS ACADEMY, AGES 2-9

Designed to introduce and teach proper skills and sound principles of soccer. Players will learn ball control and awareness, dribbling, proper passing techniques, shielding, shooting, heading and team play from coaches with USSF National Soccer Coaching licenses. Register by the Wednesday before each session.

Every Saturday; no class Nov. 25 Ages 2-3 | 9:30-10 a.m. Ages 3-4 | 10-10:30 a.m. Every Friday; no class Nov. 24 Ages 4-5 | 5-5:45 p.m. Ages 6-9 | 5:45-6:30 p.m. $39 per month at Denia Rec Center

START SMART SOCCER, AGES 3-5

Prepare your kid for organized soccer in this fun, non-competitive environment. They learn to trap, throw-in, dribble, and pass. The fee includes a T-shirt and a soccer kit with a Koosh and Kwik soccer ball, shin guards, and four soccer cones. Register by Sept. 7.

Every Saturday | Sept. 9-30, 8-8:45 a.m. $55 per player at McMath Middle School

TINY TYKES SOCCER, AGES 2-6

This innovative program introduces toddlers to the basic skills of soccer and is coached by fully trained and qualified British and Brazilian coaches. New players receive a ball and a T-shirt. Returning players receive a bag and a stuffed animal. Register by the Monday before each session.

Every Friday | Sept. 15-Oct. 20, 5:45-6:30 p.m. $85 per player at MLK Jr. Rec Center


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BITTY BASKETBALL | HOMESCHOOL ATHLETICS BASKETBALL AND MORE

HOMESCHOOL ATHLETICS

BITTY BASKETBALL, AGES 3-4

JUNIOR TENNIS, AGES 6+

Players learn basic strokes, scoring, and the history of tennis in this comprehensive program suited for players of all ages and ability levels. Players are taught by a USTA certified tennis pro.

Players learn the fundamentals of basketball and teamwork through instructional practices that teach them to dribble, shoot, and pass. In the end, players get to demonstrate their new found skills in a scrimmage for parents to enjoy. The fee includes a jersey and individual awards.

Every Wednesday | Sept. 20-Nov. 8, 1:30-2:45 p.m. $99 per player at Goldfield Tennis Center

Tuesday and Thursday | Nov. 9-30, 6-6:45 a.m. $40 per player at McMath MS

SPORTS SAMPLER, AGES 5-8

Kids learn fundamentals and develop coordination, basic sports skills and social interaction of soccer, basketball, volleyball, and flag football. Each week is a different sport. The fee includes a T-shirt and awards.

Every Tues./Thurs. | Nov. 9-30, 7:15-8:15 p.m. $45 per player at McMath Middle School

OPEN GYM TIME, MLK JR. REC CENTER Enjoy dedicated open gym time for homeschool sports.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, noon-1 p.m. Free at MLK Jr. Rec Center

SWIM LESSONS, AGES 4-17

Add physical education to your homeschool curriculum with swim lessons. Children will be divided according to their skill levels on the first day to fit individual needs. Class ratio of participant to instructor is 8:1.

Every Tues./Thurs. | Sept. 12-Oct. 5, 2-2:50 p.m. Every Tues./Thurs. | Oct. 10-Nov. 2, 2-2:50 p.m. Every Tues./Thurs. | Jan. 9-Feb. 1, 2-2:50 p.m. Every Tues./Thurs. | Feb. 5-March 1, 2-2:50 p.m. $85 per session at Denton NAT

WHERE TO FIND MORE DENTON YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS The following local associations are cosponsored by City of Denton, but self-managed. For league or registration details, contact them directly or visit them online. Denton Boys Baseball, Inc. (940) 383-7669; www.dbbi.org Denton Soccer Association (940) 566-2085 www.dentonsoccerassociation.com Denton Youth Football and Cheerleading www.dayfl.org

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION Martial Arts, page 17 Archery, page 17 Jr. Golf Academy, page 23 Tennis Lessons, page 25 Swim Lessons, page 28

PICK, CLICK, AND PLAY! All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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youth sports LEAGUES

VOLLEYBALL | SOFTBALL | FLAG FOOTBALL | BASKETBALL | SOCCER VOLLEYBALL, AGES 7-14

An exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. The league includes eight Saturday games and awards are given to all players. Shirts and practice space are included for individual players. Team registrations can add $150 for practice space, if needed. Teams must register with their own coach and have shirts with numbers on the front and back.

Fall League Practices begin the week Aug. 28 and games begin Sept. 9. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Spring League Practices begin the week of Feb. 26 and Saturday games begin March 10. Individual Registration: $75 per player Register by Feb. 6; late Feb. 7-9, add $15 Age Divisions: 7-8 | 9-10 | 11-12 | 13-14 UNT and McMath MS Team Registration: $350 per team Register by Feb. 6; late Feb. 7-9, add $50 For practice space, add $150 Age Divisions: 7-8 | 9-10 | 11-12 | 13-14 UNT and McMath MS

GIRLS’ SOFTBALL, AGES 5-14

Girls' softball fosters sportsmanship, individual and team skills development, and encourages friendship, via a fun and positive athletic experience. The league includes eight games, umpires, one practice per week, and governing body registration for applicable divisions. The fees includes a shirt 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.

Fall League Practices begin the week Aug. 21 and games begin Sept. 11. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Spring League Register by Feb 13; late Feb. 14-16, add $15. Practices begin the week of March 12 and games begin March 26. Individual Registration: Ages 5-6 | Girls T-ball, $55 Ages 7-8 | Girls Coach Pitch, $65 Ages 9-10 | Girls Fast Pitch, $75 Ages 11-12 | Girls Fast Pitch, $75 Ages 13-14 | Girls Fast Pitch, $75

NFL FLAG FOOTBALL, AGES 5-12

As the official youth football development partner of the NFL, USA Football not only makes a better, safer game, but helps unify the football community and create consistency throughout football leagues. By inspiring player participation and creating fun playing experiences, players learn the fundamentals of football, multiple positions, responsibility, and accountability. The league includes eight games and practices. The fee includes an NFL jersey and awards for all players, but players must provide and wear a mouthpiece.

Fall League Register by Aug. 15. Practices begin the week Sept. 11 and games begin Sept. 16. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Winter League Register by Jan. 16; late Jan. 17-19, add $15. Practices begin the week of Feb. 5 and games begin Feb. 10. Individual Registration: Age Divisions: 5-6 | 7-8 | 9-10 | 11-12 $75 per player Denia and North Lakes Sports Complex

COMBINING AGE GROUPS

BIRTH CERTIFICATES & WAIVERS

AGE DETERMINATION

If we do not receive enough players to make a division, we will consider combining age groups.

Birth certificates and waivers are required for leagues, excluding Blastball, Little Dribblers, and Little Hoopers. They are due two weeks prior to the start of practice.

SOFTBALL: Dec. 31 of 2017 for spring 2018. BASKETBALL: Sept. 1 for winter league. FLAG FOOTBALL , OUTDOOR SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL: Sept. 1 for winter/spring league. All other leagues, age determination is based on the date of the first game.

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Volunteering as a sports coach can transform a child's life and your own. If you enjoy sports and are confident you can serve as a role model, then we're ready to extend the honor. To get started, call (940) 349-8523. BASKETBALL LEAGUES

BASKETBALL LEAGUE, AGES 5-12

Youth basketball is a great way for kids to fine-tune their skills, dribbling, shooting, and guarding. The league includes eight games, and the fee includes a jersey and awards for all players. Coach look, Nov. 18 for ages 7-12.

Winter League Register by Nov. 7; late Nov. 8-10, add $15 Practices begin the week of Dec. 4 and games begin Dec. 9. Individual Registration: Age Divisions: 5-6 | 7-8 | 9-10 | 11-12 $75 per player at McMath MS

LITTLE DRIBBLERS, AGES 5-8

In this mini-league, kids learn basketball skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship with Monday or Wednesday practices and Friday games.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept. 11-Oct. 20 6-8 p.m. at MLK Jr. Rec Center: $35 per person

LITTLE HOOPERS, AGES 9-12

In this mini-league, kids learn basketball skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship with Monday or Wednesday practices and Friday games.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Jan. 29-March 9 6-8 p.m. at MLK Jr. Rec Center: $35 per person

SPORTS CLINICS

These clinics are great for both the beginner looking to gain a basic understanding of the sport, and the veteran needing to focus on skills. The fee includes a T-shirt or jersey. Register by the Wednesday before each clinic.

BASKETBALL, AGES 5-12 Saturday | Nov. 11, 1-4 p.m. $30 per player at McMath MS

VOLLEYBALL, AGES 7-9 Saturday | Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-noon $30 per player at McMath MS

VOLLEYBALL, AGES 10-12 Saturday | Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m. $30 per player at McMath MS

BASKETBALL CLINICS, AGES 5-12

PICK, CLICK, AND PLAY! SOCCER LEAGUES

OUTDOOR SOCCER, AGES 5-10

Recreational outdoor soccer is a sport in which every child can have fun while learning about teamwork, developing individual skills, and maintaining physical fitness. Players are required to provide and wear shin guards. The league includes eight games and practices, a jersey, and awards for all players.

Fall League Register by Aug. 15. Practices begin the week Sept. 11 and games begin Sept. 16. Call (940) 349-8523 for availability. Spring League Register by Jan. 25-March 6 Late registration March 7-9, add $15 Practices begin the week of March 26 and games begin May 31.

Kids receive hands-on instruction on a variety of basketball skills and techniques. Register one week before clinic begins.

Individual Registration: Age Div: 5-6 | 7-8 | 9-10 $65 per player; Mack Park and North Lakes Park

Registration, ages 5-8 Every Tues. and Thurs. | Nov. 7-16, 6-7 p.m. $15 per person at MLK Jr. Rec Center

INDOOR SOCCER, AGES 4-11

Registration, ages 9-12 Every Tues. and Thurs. | Nov. 27-Dec. 7, 6-7 p.m. $15 per person at MLK Jr. Rec Center

Recreational indoor soccer emphasizes teamwork, individual sportsmanship, and skill development. All players are required to wear shin guards and rubber-soled gym shoes. The fee includes a jersey and awards for all players.

SIBLING DISCOUNT

BUDDY REQUESTS

Winter League Register by Jan. 10; late Jan. 11-12, add $15 Practices begin the week of Jan. 22 and Saturday games begin Jan. 27.

A $10 discount can be applied for additional siblings living at the same address for all leagues, excluding Little Dribblers and Little Hoopers; not applicable during late registration.

We accept one buddy request per registrant, no guarantees.

Individual Registration: Age Divisions: 4-5 | 6-8 | 9-11 $75 per player at McMath MS

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

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ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES VOLLEYBALL | SOFTBALL | FLAG FOOTBALL | BASKETBALL | KICKBALL KICKBALL COED LEAGUE

VOLLEYBALL COED LEAGUE

BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Fall league begins Sept. 12; $200 per team Register by Aug. 29; late Aug. 30-Sept. 1, add $50 Tuesdays at North Lakes Sports Complex

Fall league begins Sept. 11; $200 per team Register by Aug. 22; Late Aug. 23-25, add $50

Fall league begins Sept. 13; $325 per team Register by Aug. 22; late Aug. 23-25, add $50 Wednesdays at McMath

The league includes eight games, including playoffs. A maximum of 20 players are allowed per roster. If there are enough teams, there will be a recreational and a competitive division.

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

Spring league begins March 27; $200 per team Register by Feb. 27; late Feb. 28-March 2, add $50 Tuesdays at North Lakes Sports Complex

Winter league begins Feb, 12; $200 per team Competitive and Recreational Divisions Register by Jan. 23; late Jan. 24-26, add $50 Mondays at Denia Rec Center and McMath MS

SOFTBALL LEAGUE

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE, 8V8

Softball is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. For division league schedules, visit www.quickscores.com/denton. Games are played at North Lakes Sports Complex as early as 7 p.m. on weekdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, and 5 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Rain make up games may be scheduled on any day. The spring and fall league includes eight games, plus single elimination playoffs. Coed for Fun includes only eight total games.

Fall league begins Aug. 21 $380 per team; $250 Coed for Fun Late registration thru Aug. 4, add $50 If registration has ended, call (940) 349-8525

League includes eight games, including playoffs, with games played as early as noon on Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Playoffs or rain out make up days may be earlier. A maximum of 20 players are allowed per roster. Players must provide and wear a mouth piece.

Fall league begins Sept. 16; $350 per team Register by Aug. 29; late Aug. 30-Sept. 1, add $50 Saturdays at North Lakes Sports Complex Winter league begins Feb. 17; $350 per team Register by Jan. 30; late Jan. 31-Feb. 2, add $50 Saturdays at North Lakes Sports Complex

Spring league begins March 19 $380 per team; $250 Coed for Fun Register by Feb. 23; late Feb. 24-March 2, add $50

www.dentonparks.com 22 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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

Winter league begins Feb, 14; $325 per team Register by Jan. 23; late Jan. 24-26, add $50 Wednesdays at McMath MS

HOLIDAY CLASSIC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

Have a little fun over the holidays and shoot hoops in a friendly competition of 3 v 3. Fee includes trophy and T-shirts.

MEN'S TOURNAMENT Register by Dec.4; $50 per team Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Register by Dec.4; $50 per team Saturday, Dec. 9 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

OPEN REC VOLLEYBALL, AGES 8+ Every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. MLK Jr. Rec Center; free with rec pass

OPEN REC PICKLEBALL

Currently not a league, but available for open play for all levels and ages. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3pm Free with rec pass at North Lakes Rec Center


JR. GOLF ACADEMY AGES 6-16

Jr. golfers learn from the best, an experienced PGA golf professional. Golfers start at Level 1 and advance via a challenge test. They must wear appropriate golf clothing, tennis or golf shoes, and bring golf clubs. The academy has a limited number of clubs to borrow. Each month includes eight 45-minute lessons in Level 1-4. Register by the 25th of each month before the start of the next session.

LEVEL 1: FULL SWING INTRO

NORTH LAKES

DRIVING RANGE 2009 W. Windsor Dr., (940) 349-8545

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. DRIVING RANGE & CLUB HOUSE

The driving range is night time lit and has 36 hitting areas, a chipping green, and a putting green with 18 holes. A small bucket of golf balls costs $6 and a large bucket of golf balls costs $12. Loaner clubs may be checked out. For inclement weather, call (940) 349-8545. The Club House sells drinks, snacks, and tees with an inside TV lounge and free Wi-Fi. The Club House also features a large deck with patio seating, and ADA accessible entry.

PRIVATE AND GROUP LESSONS

We offer both group and private lessons with golf pros, and a youth program.

Kids will learn grip, stance, posture, aim, half swing, safety, and caring.

Tues. 5:15-6 p.m. and Sat. noon-12:45 p.m. $165 per month

LEVEL 2: SHORT GAME INTRO

Kids will learn putting, fundamentals, chipping, and etiquette.

Tues. 6-6:45 p.m. and Sat. 12:45-1:30 p.m. $165 per month

LEVEL 3: BEGINNER

Kids will work on check list, back swing, full swing follow through, and fairness.

Thurs. 5:15-6 p.m. and Sat. 1:30-2:15 p.m. $165 per month

LITTLE ROOKIES GOLF, AGES 3-5

Kids learn good sportsmanship and player safety, while learning to grip, putt, chip, and swing. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate. Space is limited to five rookies. Fee includes a T-shirt.

September and October sessions only Every Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m. $60 per month at North Lakes Driving Range

LADIES GOLF ENHANCEMENT

New and beginner golfers, learn the base knowledge of the game and proper fundamentals including grip, aim and set up, basic swing, and a balanced finished.

Every Wed. 6-7 p.m. and Sat. 10-11a.m. $125 per month

LEVEL 4: BEG. TO ADVANCED

Kids will work on short putt technique, long putt control, chipping low, and clubs.

Thurs. 6-6:45 p.m. and Sat. 2:15-3 p.m. $165 per month

LEVEL 5: INTERMEDIATE

Kids will work on preshot routine, swing plane, back swing checkpoints, and swing balance.

LEVEL 6: ADVANCED

Kids will learn about irons, punch shots, rules, scoring, driving, shots, draws and hooks.

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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GOLDFIELD GOLDFIELD TENNIS CENTER 2005 W. WINDSOR DR. (940) 349-8526 MONDAY-THURSDAY, 3-9 P.M. FRIDAY, 3-8 P.M. SATURDAY, 9 A.M.-5 P.M.

TENNIS CENTER

ANNUAL TENNIS PASS

$75 per person Standard reservation policies apply.

COURT RESERVATIONS

Reservations are available for $3 per person for 90 minutes or $5 per 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.

PRO SHOP

PRO SHOP

PRIVATE

We sell tennis balls, grip tape, and racquets.

PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE TENNIS 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.

LESSONS

A 24 hour advance notice is required to cancel a lesson, or you are responsible for payment.

BALL MACHINE RENTALS

The tennis center may close during rainy weather or if the wind chill or temperature is below 38 degrees. Call (940) 349-8526 for cancellations and closings.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

BALL MACHINE RENTAL

A computerized ball machine may be reserved for $6 per half hour or $10 per hour. Plus applicable court rental fees will apply. Balls are provided.

ADULT BEGINNER TENNIS

Players will be introduced to proper grips and how to hit a forehand, backhand, serve, and volley. Racquets are available to borrow. TIMES:

Monday, 7-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10-11 a.m. SESSIONS:

Aug. 28-Sept. 23 | Sept. 25-Oct. 21 Oct. 23-Nov. 18 | Nov. 27-Dec. 16 Jan. 17-Feb. 10 | Feb. 12-March 10 REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

1 day per week; $59 per player 2 days per week; $89 per player Shorter sessions have reduced rates.

CARDIO TENNIS

Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness class that combines the best features of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. Players not only get a great workout, but also improve tennis skills. It's a fun group activity for anyone, at any playing level, looking for a fun way to burn calories. TIMES:

Monday and Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. and Saturday 9-10 a.m. SESSIONS:

Aug. 28-Sept. 23 | Sept. 25-Oct. 21 Oct. 23-Nov. 18 | Nov. 27-Dec. 16 Jan. 17-Feb. 10 | Feb. 12-March 10 REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

Court reservations at your fingertips,

visit www.dentonparks.com. 24 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

1 day per week; $59 per player 2 days per week; $89 per player 3 days per week; $109 per player Shorter sessions have reduced rates. Drop-in, $15 per class


LEARN FROM USPTA CERTIFIED PROS YOUTH & ADULT TENNIS PEE WEE, AGES 4-6

Developed by the USTA, this kid-friendly format adapts the court dimensions, scoring, balls and rackets to the age and size of the child for increased fun and quicker success.

JUNIOR, AGES 10+

Just right for players at different levels of development. Beginner students learn basic strokes and intermediate players begin playing points and keeping score.

TIMES:

TIMES:

Monday, 5-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10-11 a.m.

Monday/Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. and Saturday 10-11 a.m.

SESSIONS:

Aug. 28-Sept. 23 | Sept. 25-Oct. 21 Oct. 23-Nov. 18 | Nov. 27-Dec. 16 Jan. 17-Feb. 10 | Feb. 12-March 10 REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

1 day per week; $65 per player 2 days per week; $95 per player

ELEMENTARY, AGES 7-9

Students will have a blast learning the basic strokes. Intermediate players will begin playing points and keeping score. TIMES:

Monday and Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. and Saturday 10-11 a.m. SESSIONS:

Aug. 28-Sept. 23 | Sept. 25-Oct. 21 Oct. 23-Nov. 18 | Nov. 27-Dec. 16 Jan. 17-Feb. 10 | Feb. 12-March 10 REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

1 day per week; $65 per player 2 days per week; $95 per player 3 days per week; $115 per player

SESSIONS:

Aug. 28-Sept. 23 | Sept. 25-Oct. 21 Oct. 23-Nov. 18 | Nov. 27-Dec. 16 Jan. 17-Feb. 10 | Feb. 12-March 10 REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

1 day per week; $65 per player 2 days per week; $95 per player 3 days per week; $115 per player

ACADEMY

Entry and advanced players who are in junior high and high school. Players must receive permission from the their coach to enroll. TIMES:

Monday and Wednesday, 5:45-7:15 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SESSIONS:

Aug. 28-Sept. 23 | Sept. 25-Oct. 21 Oct. 23-Nov. 18 | Nov. 27-Dec. 16 Jan. 17-Feb. 10 | Feb. 12-March 10 REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

1 day per week; $69 per player 2 days per week; $99 per player 3 days per week; $119 per player Drop-in, $25 per class

With progressive instruction in all aspects of tennis, we provide developmental steps for beginners up to state-ranked juniors. Players begin in their appropriate age group but may be bumped to a different level. We may combine age groups if a minimum of four students are not registered. No class Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving week, and MLK Day. Shorter sessions have reduced rates. 25


WWP TRIATHLON

DENTON NAT

Sunday, May 20, 2018

PURCHASE OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE ADMISSION AND MEMBERSHIPS

MONDAY-FRIDAY 5:30-7 a.m.

Lap swim, water walking

7-9 a.m.

Water walking, leisure pool swim

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Lap swim, water walking, classes

3:30-5 p.m.

Water walking, leisure pool swim

DAILY ADMISSION Ages 2 and under free Ages 3-15 $3; nonresidents add $1 Ages 16+ $4; nonresidents add $1

PURCHASE ONLINE

NAT MEMBERSHIPS

ONE-MONTH MEMBERSHIP

Passes are sold individually. Nonresidents add $5 per pass.

Purchase 1-3, $20 each Purchase 4+, $15 each

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

12-MONTH MEMBERSHIP

THREE-MONTH MEMBERSHIP

4:30-8 p.m.

Leisure pool with slide open

Purchase 1-3, $120 each Purchase 4+, $90 each

Purchase 1-3, $45 each Purchase 4+, $36 each

4:30-7 p.m.

Leisure pool with slide open

PUNCH PASSES

5-8 p.m.

Adult lap swim until Sept. 1

5-7 p.m.

Adult lap swim beginning Sept. 8

MONDAY-THURSDAY 5-8 p.m.

Adult lap swim

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

A punch pass is valid six months from the date of purchase and includes NAT admission and NAT water aerobics classes. One punch equals one visit. Nonresidents add $5 per pass. Punch Pass:

10 Punch

$25 $30

10 a.m.-noon

Adult lap swim, classes

Ages 3-15 Ages 16+

noon-6 p.m.

Open swim

ALL-ACCESS AQUATIC MEMBERSHIP

SUNDAY noon-6 p.m.

Open swim until Sept. 3

1-5 p.m.

Open swim beginning Sept. 10

DISCOUNT NIGHTS

Buy one admission, get one of equal or lesser value for free every Friday from 4-7 p.m..

One-year membership to the NAT, Water Works Park, and Civic Center Pool

PURCHASE ONLINE

Purchase 1-3, $150 each Purchase 4+, $120 each

Nonresidents add $5 per pass.

SILVERSNEAKERS® MEMBERSHIP

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 NAT water exercise classes. To view accepted insurance plans, visit www.silversneakers.com. Enroll in person at North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287.

Generally, the competition pool is 81 degrees, and the leisure pool is 88 degrees. 26 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.


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 Denton Parks and Rec. DISD uses the facility for swim meets, practices, and water polo matches.

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES DEEP CHALLENGE

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

DENTON DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM

Swimmers, ages 6+, must demonstrate on the first day of practice they can swim 25 yards freestyle with continuous side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. Swimmers who can't perform will be issued a refund or credit.

Monday-Thursday, 7-7:55 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday, Sept. 12-Dec. 14 Swim team RED 5-6 p.m. $168 registration WHITE 6-7 p.m. $168 will not open BLUE 6:30-8 p.m. $210 until online GOLD 6:30-8 p.m. $210 registration Tuesday & Thursday, Jan. 10-May 4 is 72 hours RED 5-6 p.m. $192 active. WHITE 6-7 p.m. $192 Watch for BLUE 6:30-8 p.m. $240 Facebook GOLD 6:30-8 p.m. $240 announcements.

SENIOR WATER EXERCISE, ALL AGES

ISLAND DIVERS SCUBA CLASSES

Monday and Wednesday, 6:05-7 p.m.

SHALLOW WATER WORKOUT

This low-impact, cross training class in the leisure pool combines kick boxing, water walking, yoga, pilates, and tai chi to improve cardio fitness, strength, and flexibility. Water shoes are recommended.

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 competition pool during the colder months and in the water park lazy river during the summer months. Strength training is free to members and is a land class.

STRENGTH TRAINING Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-9:55 a.m. WATER EXERCISE Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

AQUATIC THERAPY

Water therapy, aka aquatic therapy, is offered through Denton Sports and Physical Therapy. For assistance, call (940) 566-5714.

Scuba classes are offered through Island Divers and taught using the PADI System, aka the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI courses are designed to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile with instructors who are trained and held to diving’s highest standards, backed up by a solid, proactive quality management system. Dive in and call (940) 383-3483.

DENTON AREA MASTERS SWIM CLUB

The DASC Masters Swim Club is rapidly growing with swimmers of all abilities including novice swimmers looking to feel more comfortable in the water, triathletes wanting to have a faster swim time, and competitive swimmers preparing for the next swim meet. Our goal is to provide members 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.

TO BOOK A PARTY,

CALL (940) 349-8806 NAT BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE, $160

• One hour in a decorated party room • An experienced party host • Admission to the NAT for 15 guests • Online invitations and paper goods • Candy Haven cake and drinks • Ice cream sandwiches • Pizza is available for an additional fee The price is limited to 15 guests; there is a $4 fee for each additional swimmer, but no charge for non-swimmers. Group rate discounts are available for additional guests of ten or more. NAT GROUP PARTY PACKAGE $225

• One hour in a decorated party room • An experienced party host • Admission to the NAT for 25 guests • Online invitations and paper goods • Candy Haven Cake • Ice cream sandwiches and drinks • Pizza is available for an additional fee The price is limited to 25 guests; there is a $4 fee for each additional swimmer, but no charge for non-swimmers. Group rate discounts are available for additional guests of ten or more. NAT AFTER HOUR RENTALS

To book an after hours rental, call (940) 349-8802.

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS | LEARN-TO-SWIM The Learn-to-Swim program teaches ages 6 months and older the opportunity to learn to swim in a safe environment. The program is designed to allow students to learn at their own pace and master the skills at each level before attempting the next challenge. Lessons for all skill levels are provided at each class during each session. Levels 1-4 have a participant to teacher class ratio of 6:1. No class Oct. 28 and Jan. 15; make-up days are Nov. 4 Jan. 19.

The registration deadline is always the Friday before the first day of class. SELECT A FOUR-WEEK SESSION

SESSION TIMES

CLASS DAYS

CLASS FEE

SWIM LESSON DESCRIPTIONS Parent and child aquatics builds swimming readiness through games and songs. Parents learn how to teach their children various skills to increase their child's confidence, coordination, and safety in the water. Class ratio is 10:1.

WATER TOTS AGES 6 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS Sept. 11-Oct. 4, Oct. 10-Nov. 2 Jan. 8-31, Feb. 5-28

5:30-6:05 p.m. 6:15 p.m.-6:50 p.m.

Meets every $65, resident Mon. and Wed. $70, nonresident

Sept. 9-30, Oct. 7-28 Jan. 6-27, Feb. 3-24

10:15-10:50 a.m. 11-11:35 a.m.

Meets every Saturday

$41, resident $46, nonresident

PRESCHOOL, AGES 3-4

Preschool, ages 3-4

Sept. 11-Oct. 4, Oct. 10-Nov. 2 Jan. 8-31, Feb. 5-28

5:30-6:05 p.m. 6:15 p.m.-6:50 p.m.

Meets every $65, resident Mon. and Wed. $70, nonresident

Sept. 9-30, Oct. 7-28 Jan. 6-27, Feb. 3-24

10:15-10:50 a.m. 11-11:35 a.m.

Meets every Saturday

$41, resident $46, nonresident

LEVEL 1: INTRO TO WATER AND LEVEL 2: FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS, AGES 5+ Sept. 11-Oct. 4, Oct. 10-Nov. 2 Jan. 8-31, Feb. 5-28

5:30-6:05 p.m. 6:15 p.m.-6:50 p.m. 7-7:35 p.m.

Meets every $65, resident Mon. and Wed. $70, nonresidentt

Sept. 9-30, Oct. 7-28 Jan. 6-27, Feb. 3-24

10:15-10:50 a.m. 11-11:35 a.m.

Meets every Saturday

$41, resident $46, nonresident

LEVEL 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT, AGES 6+ Sept. 11-Oct. 4, Oct. 10-Nov. 2 Jan. 8-31, Feb. 5-28

5:30-6:05 p.m. 6:15 p.m.-6:50 p.m. 7-7:35 p.m.

Meets every $65, resident Mon. and Wed. $70, nonresident

Sept. 9-30, Oct. 7-28 Jan. 6-27, Feb. 3-24

10:15-10:50 a.m. 11-11:35 a.m.

Meets every Saturday

$41, resident $46, nonresident

LEVEL 4: STROKE DEVELOPMENT, AGES 6+ Sept. 11-Oct. 4, Oct. 10-Nov. 2 Jan. 8-31, Feb. 5-28

5:30-6:05 p.m. 7-7:35 p.m.

Meets every $65, resident Mon. and Wed. $70, nonresident

Sept. 9-30, Oct. 7-28 Jan. 6-27, Feb. 3-24

10:15-10:50 a.m. 11-11:35 a.m.

Meets every Saturday

Private and Semi-Private swim lessons, ages 3-adult

$41, resident $46, nonresident

Private individualized lessons are designed to meet your personal goals and needs and are taught by American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors. To register, call the Learn to Swim Coordinator at (940) 349-8814.

Private (1-on-1) (4) 30-minute $100 (8) 30-minute $160

Water Tots, ages 6 months to 3 years

Semi-Private (2-on-1) (4) 30-minute $80/person (8) 30-minute $130/person

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

This level is a fun introduction to water with an emphasis on comfort, safety, and basic water skills. Preschoolers learn floating, kicking, alternating arm action, bubble blowing, and safety rules. Class ratio is 5:1.

Level 1: Intro to Water, ages 5+

This level builds from beginner skills through the introduction of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke while providing a greater sense of confidence and independence in the water. Class ratio is 6:1.

Level 2: Fundamental Skills, ages 5+

This level builds from Level 1, and teaches alternating arm action, rhythmic bobbing, front and back glides, and safety. Prerequisites include the ability to walk five yards in chest-deep water, retrieve an object underwater, and float supported or unsupported. Class ratio is 6:1.

Level 3: Stroke Development, ages 6+

This level teaches rotary breathing, dolphin kick, and safety, as well as freestyle and elementary backstroke. Prerequisites include the ability to float (front and back) unsupported, perform front and back glides unsupported, and demonstrate alternating arm action. Class ratio is 6:1.

Level 4: Stroke Development, ages 6+

This level increases endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front and back crawl) for greater distances. Participants add arms to the scissors kick for sidestroke and begin learning back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly. Class ratio is 6:1.


All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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REGISTER ONLINE

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING RED CROSS TRAINING | SELF DEFENSE | DOG OBEDIENCE | CPR/FIRST AID AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING, AGES 15+

COURSE CONTENT: Learn skills needed

to prevent and respond to pool and water park emergencies. Prerequisites will be conducted on the first day of class.

COURSE CERTIFICATIONS:

• Waterpark Lifeguard Training • Lifeguard Training • Bloodbourne Pathogen Training • Oxygen Administration • First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

• 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 legs only

COURSE DATES: Bring a lunch each day. Wed.-Fri., Dec. 27-29, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. $150 per person at Denton NAT

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR TRAINING, AGES 17+

Become an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor. Online course work is due prior to Dec. 18. Information will be sent out to all registered participants prior to the first day of training.

COURSE DATES: Bring a lunch each day. Mon.-Wed., Dec. 18-20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $250 per person at Denton NAT

AMERICAN RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR, AGES 16+ COURSE CONTENT: Learn to teach

Water Safety, Basic Water Rescue, Learn-to-Swim (all six levels) and Parent and Child Aquatics courses.

COURSE CERTIFICATIONS:

• Water Safety Instructor • Basic Water Rescue

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

• • • •

16 years old (by last day of class) Demonstrate swimming skills consistent with the Stroke Performance Charts, Level 4, by swimming 25 yards of each stroke: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and butterfly (15 yards) Float in deep water for one minute Tread water for one minute

FAMILY MANNERS LEVEL I DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS, AGES 12+ Dogs, ages nine weeks and older

Instructor Angie Dickinson takes you through the step-by-step process of teaching your canine friend commands such as “sit,” “come,” “down,” “wait,” and many more. Ms. Dickinson has over 35 years of dog training experience and is an American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Only one dog handler allowed per household per six week course. First class is for humans only. Contact Ms. Dickinson at (940) 206-7156 for additional information.

Every Wednesday | Sept. 13- Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m. Every Wednesday | Nov. 8- Dec. 20 7-8 p.m. Every Wednesday | Jan. 3- Feb. 7, 7-8 p.m. $100 per session at North Lakes Rec Center

COURSE DATES: Bring a lunch each day. Wed.-Fri., Dec. 27-30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $250 per person at Denton NAT

Every Thursday | Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Every Thursday | Nov. 30- Jan. 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Every Thursday | Jan. 18- Feb. 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $100 per session at North Lakes Rec Center

WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE, AGES 14+

HEARTSAVER® PEDIATRIC, AGES 12+

Level 1 Self Defense will empower you in both passive and aggressive threats and includes proper striking techniques, kicking tactics, locks, chokes, and restraints. As you improve, advanced topics will be introduced to include defenses against weapons attacks. Please wear light and comfortable clothing.

Every Monday | Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. Every Monday | Oct. 23-Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m. Every Monday | Jan. 8-Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m. $60 per session at North Lakes Rec Center

This course meets the regulatory requirements for child care workers and teaches first aid, CPR, and AED skills. The American Heart Association ebook must be purchased prior to the class at www.ebook.heart.org.

First Tuesday of each month, 5-7:30 p.m. $40 per month at MLK Jr. Rec Center

DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING BEGINS SEPT. 13 30 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.


BOOK, RENT, AND RESERVE ONLINE SOFTBALL PRACTICE FIELDS | PARK PAVILIONS | SKATE PARK | DISC GOLF ATHLETIC FIELD RENTALS

We only accept online field rentals for practices. For assistance booking games, tournaments, or leagues email heather.gray@cityofdenton.com.

$15/hour (practice without lights) $25/hour (practice with lights)

REC CENTER RENTALS

Secure your space online! Denia Rec Center MLK Jr. Rec Center North Lakes Rec Center Senior Center Rentals American Legion Hall Denton Senior Center

PAVILION RENTALS

Secure your space online! North Lakes Park Pavilion 1 North Lakes Park Pavilion 2 North Lakes Park Pavilion 3 South Lakes Park Pavilion 1 South Lakes Park Pavilion 2 McKenna Park Pavilion 1 McKenna Park Pavilion 2 Fred Moore Park Pavilion 1 Fred Moore Park Pavilion 2 Avondale Park Pavilion Denia Park Pavilion Mack Park Pavilion Joe Skiles Park Pavilion Briercliff Park Pavilion Owsley Park Pavilion Nette Schultz Park Pavilion Milam Park Pavilion Lake Forest Park Pavilion

INDOOR CLIMBING WALL

Denia Rec Center's 20-foot climbing wall uses top-rope 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 without requiring staff belay.

SAFETY COURSE Safety Course: $10 per adult, $5 per kid To schedule, call (940) 349-8285 CLIMBING WITH SAFETY COURSE COMPLETION $.50 cents per day, ages 15 and under $2 per day, ages 16 and older CLIMBING WITHOUT SAFETY COURSE $5 per hour; an appointment is required for staff to belay.

SKATE PARK (FREE) 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Located at 2400 Long Rd., adjacent to Water Works Park. The skate park is a public park and features a series of ramps and rails at varying heights, including a corner bowl, 3 foot and 5 foot half pipes, a fun box with a half pyramid, and a covered picnic area. The park is open daily from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

DISC GOLF COURSE 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

North Lakes Disc Golf Course is located at the corner of Bonnie Brae Street and Windsor Drive. The course is free and open to the public daily, but may close during tournaments. For assistance booking tournaments, email heather.gray@cityofdenton.com.

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BOOK, RENT, AND RESERVE Historic Denton Civic Center was designed by renowned Texas Architect O'Neil Ford. It’s centrally located near downtown Denton in beautiful Quakertown Park and is perfect for wedding receptions, banquets, community events, trade shows, and Quinceaùeras.

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CIVIC CENTER FEATURES

Alcohol permitted 9,000 square foot indoor rotunda 4,000 square foot outdoor, covered plaza Tables and chairs for 200 guests Two meeting rooms and a catering kitchen

To book an event, call (940) 349-7275. Denton Civic Center is located at 321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX

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DENIA REC CENTER, (940) 349-8285

• One hour of gym time • 30 minutes in a decorated party room • Party for 15 kids • Paper goods and balloons • Digital Invitation $90, Rock Star Karaoke (all ages) $90, Playhouse (ages 2-6) $110, Sports Party $175, Black Light Indoor Rock Climbing (ages 7+) $200, Black Light Sports Zone I (ages 7+) $250, Black Light Sports Zone II (ages 7+) Add cupcake decorating, pudding painting, a pie-eating contest, or theme decorations for additional fees.

PACKAGES

MLK JR. REC CENTER, (940) 349-8575

• One hour of gym time • 30 minutes in a decorated party room • Party for 15 kids • Paper goods and balloons • Digital Invitation $85, Basic Party (all ages) $90, Game Room (ages 7+) $110, Sports (ages 5+) $110, Princess (ages 4-10) $110, Super Hero (ages 4-10) $120, Kings and Queens Bounce House (ages 4+) Add the bounce house for an additional $50.

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NORTH LAKES REC CENTER, (940) 349-8287 • 45 min. in a decorated party room • 45 min. of instructor led activity • Party for 15 kids • Paper goods and balloons • Cake and drinks • Punchbowl Invitations $150, Sports Fanatic (ages 3-10) $150, Leap, Bounce, and Pounce (ages 3-8) $150, Star Wars Blacklight Experience (ages 6-12) $150 Nerf Capture the Flag (ages 6-12) Add themed decorations, pizza, or bounce house for additional fees. Maximum kids, 24.

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5. There is a $4 fee for each additional child.

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livin' the good life

Matter of Balance and Living with Diabetes Classes

AMERICAN LEGION HALL

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday closed 629 Lakey St., (940) 349-8298 Drop-In Activities

MATTER OF BALANCE

Conquer the fear of falling and replace that fear with confidence. Join us and learn constructive ideas and techniques. Trained instructors teach these courses that include regular exercise beginning on the third class meeting. Preregistration is required; ages 60+.

Every Monday and Wednesday Jan. 22-Feb. 14, 9-11 a.m. Denia Rec Center; free with a rec pass

LIVING WITH DIABETES: SELF-MANAGEMENT

Dealing with diabetes can be difficult. Enhance your knowledge and empower yourself and others through the nationally recognized Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program. Certified instructors from Texas Health Resources will lead these six-week programs that address the challenges and obstacles in self managing this chronic disease. Preregistration is required; ages 18+.

Every Monday, Sept. 11-Oct. 16 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Denia Rec Center Free with a rec pass 34 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

Sewing machine, sewing, exercise machines, internet, spades, jigsaw puzzles, Big Wiz pool

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Table games

Monday-Friday, noon-2 p.m. Artwork and sewing

Monday, 10 a.m.-noon Bingo

Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jewelry making

Wednesday, 11:15 a.m.-noon For Your Health Seminars

Professionals will discuss a variety of health-related topics.

Every third Thursday, 1-2 p.m. FREE Health Screenings Certified RN checks blood pressure and blood sugar.

Every second Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon Stretch ‘n’ Tone

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

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:30-11:15 a.m. ALH Senior Advisory Committee Every fourth Tuesday, 1 p.m.

Birthday Socials

Last Friday of every month from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy free cake and socializing, followed by table games.

VALENTINE'S DINNER

Celebrate the National Day of Love and join us for dinner, dancing, door prizes and good times! Advance registration is required online or call (940) 349-8575.

Thursday, Feb. 8; $5 per person MLK Jr. Rec Center, 6-8:30 p.m.

DOMINO TOURNAMENTS

Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.

$3 per player; prizes awarded Span Noon Weekday Meals

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 those 60 and older; individuals younger than 60 may eat for $3.50.

ALH Senior Road Trips

Each day trip is $10 per person, Dutch-treat lunch, and includes transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register online or call (940) 349-8298.

Wednesday, Sept. 20 WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK Wednesday, Oct. 18 State Fair of Texas in Dallas, TX Wednesday, Feb. 21 Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, OK


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DENTON SENIOR CENTER

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509 N. Bell Ave., (940) 349-8720; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Gym Membership

Join our state-of-the-art fitness room with ellipticals, treadmills, bikes, a leg-extension machine, a bicep-curl machine, leg press, hip abductor and adductor, chest press, shoulder press, tricep press, ab crunch, and free weights.

$3 per day pass $15 per month $35 per three months $100 annually

FREE Fitness Room Orientation Join the personal trainer for a free orientation every third Thursday per month. Register at the desk.

SPAN Noon Meals, weekdays

Balanced daily meals are coordinated by SPAN (Special Programs for Aging Needs). Lunches may be reserved up to one week 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.

Monthly Newsletter

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.

Open Rec Pickleball, all levels

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. North Lakes Rec Center; free with rec pass

Drop-In Activities

Rec pass required. $10 per year for residents; non residents add $5. Pool, games, shuffleboard Library Garden Courtyard Senior Center Chorus New Horizons (beginner) New Horizons (advanced) Reminiscence Writing Young at Heart Rehearsal Needlework Group Card Workshop Karaoke Duplicate Bridge Literary Critique Group Party Bridge Karaoke Pot Luck/Bingo Friday with Friends Hand & Foot Canasta Movie Night Bingo Triangle Squares

Monday-Saturday, open hours Monday-Saturday, open hours Monday-Saturday, open hours Monday, 1 p.m. Monday, 2:45 p.m. Monday, 3:45 p.m. 2nd and 4th Monday, 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. 2nd Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. 2nd Thursday, 6-8 p.m. 3rd Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. 1st and 3rd Friday, 6 p.m. 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 9 a.m. 1st and 3rd Friday, 7:30 p.m.

FREE Blood Pressure and Sugar Readings

Every 1st & 3rd Friday, 10 a.m.; provided by Denton Fire Dept. Every 2nd & 4th Friday, 10 a.m.; provided by Active Home Health

Ed Bonk Woodshop, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-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. Monday is ladies day.

Aletha’s Craft Store, open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Buy and sell hand-made items or display crafts.

Benefits Counseling, every third Thursday, 1:30-4 p.m.

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.

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

FITNESS AND DANCE CLASSES @ DENTON SENIOR CENTER

CARDIO DRUMBA

DRUMBA is an exercise format that combines regular or weighted drum sticks with lower body dance steps to create a fast paced, intense workout for both the upper and lower body. DRUMBA can be done seated or standing to provide a fun cardiovascular workout for all abilities. It combines music and fitness in a way beyond your imagination!

Tuesday | Beginning Sept. 5, 6-7 p.m. $20 per person, per month

DRUMBA

This modified class is specifically designed with less intense moves and a slightly slower beat, but still provides a high cardiovascular workout and strength building for both upper and lower body. DRUMBA can be done seated or standing to provide a fun cardiovascular workout for all abilities!

Friday | Beginning Sept. 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $20 per person, per month

TOTAL FIT

Challenge the body with this class that focuses on cardio endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Taught intense enough for a teenager, yet tailored to the 50+ exerciser. Modifications and self-pacing are encouraged.

Tuesday and Thursday | Beginning Sept. 5, 7-8 p.m. $24 per person, per month

TAI CHI

Tai Chi is a martial art that uses slow, fluid movements of the limbs and torso to move energy. Students learn slow motion warm-up, breathing exercises, and 24 basic movements. Benefits include stress reduction, mental awareness, and physical fluidity.

Tuesday | Sept. 5-Oct. 10, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday | Oct. 17-Nov. 21, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday | Nov. 28-Jan 9, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday | Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 4-5 p.m. $30 per person, per session

FREE STRETCH ‘N’ TONE

Specifically designed for seniors to increase strength and mobility. Rec pass required.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 11 a.m.

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ZUMBA GOLD®

Perfect for older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class with lowerintensity moves that will get you moving to Latin and international music. This class choreography focuses on the elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance. All dance routines are designed for beginners and older adults who may have limited capabilities. Register for two or more classes and receive 25% off the second class. Eligible Silver & Fit members may attend Zumba Gold classes. EVENING CLASSES

Monday | Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 6-7 p.m. Monday | Oct. 30-Dec. 4, 6-7 p.m. Monday | Dec. 11-Feb. 5, 6-7 p.m.. Monday | Feb. 12-March 26, 6-7 p.m. Thursday | Sept. 7-Oct. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday | Oct. 19-Dec. 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday | Dec. 14-Jan. 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday | Feb. 1-March 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $30 per person, per session MORNING CLASSES Tuesday | Beginning Sept. 5, 9-10 a.m. $30 per person, per month Thursday | Beginning Sept. 7, 9-10 a.m. $30 per person, per month

SENIOR YOGA

A more gentle class with a focus on breath work and stretches. Bring and use a mat if you have one or use a provided chair if you need one. Start at your current skill level and develop more skills. The first class of the session is free. Take both Yoga classes each session and receive 25% off each class.

$30 per person, per session Tuesday | Sept. 5-Oct. 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday | Oct. 17-Nov. 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday | Jan 16-Feb. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday | Feb. 27-April 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $30 per person, per session Thursday | Sept. 7-Oct. 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday | Oct. 19-Nov. 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday | Jan 18-Feb. 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday | March 1-April 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

SOCIAL DANCE $36 PER CLASS

BEGINNER SALSA Wednesday | Sept. 6-27, 6:50-7:50 p.m. CHA CHA Wednesday | Sept. 6-27, 7:55-8:55 p.m. BEGINNER THREE-STEP Wednesday | Oct. 4-25, 6:50-7:50 p.m. NIGHT CLUB TWO-STEP Wednesday | Oct. 4-25, 7:55-8:55 p.m. INTERMEDIATE THREE-STEP Wednesday | Nov. 1-22, 6:50-7:50 p.m. INTERMEDIATE NIGHT CLUB TWO-STEP Wednesday | Nov. 1-22, 7:55-8:55 p.m. BEGINNER WALTZ Wednesday | Jan. 10-31, 6:50-7:50 p.m. BEGINNER SLOW DANCE Wednesday | Jan. 10-31, 7:55-8:55 p.m. INTERMEDIATE WALTZ Wednesday | Feb. 7-28, 6:50-7:50 p.m. INTERMEDIATE SLOW DANCE Wednesday | Feb. 7-28, 6:50-7:50 p.m.

DANCE CLASSES, $30 PER CLASS

BEGINNER TAP DANCE Friday | Sept. 8-Oct. 13, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday | Oct. 20-Dec. 1, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday | Jan. 19-March 2, 8:30-9:30 a.m. INTERMEDIATE TAP DANCE Friday | Sept. 8-Oct. 13, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday | Oct. 20-Dec. 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday | Jan. 19-March 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. TAP DANCE, ALL LEVELS Wednesday | Sept. 6-Oct. 11, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesday | Oct. 18-Nov. 29, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Wednesday | Jan. 17-Feb. 21, 5:45-6:45 p.m. MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE Monday | Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Monday | Oct. 30-Dec. 4 7:15-8:15 p.m. Monday | Jan. 22-Feb. 26, 7:15-8:15 p.m. BEGINNER LINE DANCE Tuesday | Oct. 3-Nov. 7, 2-3 p.m. Tuesday | Nov. 14-Dec. 19, 2-3 p.m. Tuesday | Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 2-3 p.m. IMPROVERS LINE DANCE Tuesday | Oct. 3-Nov. 7, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday | Nov. 14-Dec. 19, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday | Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 3-4 p.m.


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PAINTING, COOKING, BRAIDING AND MORE

@ DENTON SENIOR CENTER LEARN TO WATERCOLOR

Learn professional watercolor painting techniques with an experienced and degreed art teacher who teaches with a soft manner, in a no pressure for perfection environment. This class is suited for novice and experienced artists. Supply list provided at the front desk.

Every Monday | Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Every Monday | Nov. 6-Dec. 11, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Every Monday | Jan. 22-Feb. 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m. $40 per person, per session

PAINTING WITH JESSI

Utilizing acrylic paints and fun techniques, Jessi, a degreed art instructor, will guide you through to completion of a painted project in two hours. Projects could include canvases, totes, frames, etc. Students will leave with a different project each class. No experience necessary and supplies are furnished.

Tuesday | Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday | Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday | Jan. 16, 1-3 p.m. Thursday | Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m. Thursday | Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m. Thursday | Jan. 4, 6-8 p.m. $25 per person, per class

CERAMICS/POTTERY

GOURD CRAFTING

Every Thurs. | Beginning Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. One Month, $20 per person Two Months, $30 per person

Every Monday | Oct. 9-23, 1:30-3 p.m. Every Monday | Feb. 12-26, 1:30-3 p.m. Every Monday | April 9-23, 1:30-3 p.m. $20 per person, per session

Learn new glaze techniques in ceramics, learn to hand build or work on the pottery wheel. Create your own unique art piece. Price includes instruction, clear glaze, and firings. Relaxed atmosphere for both the beginner and experienced ceramic artist.

Learn how to turn gourds into centerpieces, purses, decorations and much more. Using leather dyes, woodburning tools, acrylics, feathers and beads, crafters will transform fall plants to treasures in this fascinating class. All gourds and supplies are furnished.

INTRO TO KUMIHIMO BRAIDING

Learn the ancient art of Japanese braiding by making a simple key chain in this interactive class. The instructor will also show advanced braids and discuss techniques for achieving the various results. Participants will receive a disk and instructions for continued learning.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-noon; $10 per person Wednesday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m.-noon; $10 per person

INTERMEDIATE KUMIHIMO BRAIDING Learn more braiding techniques with the Kumihimo disk and continue learning how to braid with beads. A student kit contains instructions, beads, thread, findings, glue and eight bobbins. Intro to Kumihimo is a prerequiste. Bring your own braiding disk.

DELECTABLY HEALTHY COOKING CLASS Learn to cook incredible food that just happens to be GREAT for you! Recipes are healthy, tasteful, and utilize seasonal food! Students will take home several recipes and get to eat everything they make. Ingredients are included in registration. No experience necessary and ingredients are furnished.

Saturday | Sept. 16, 1-5 p.m. Saturday | Jan. 20, 1-5 p.m. $65 per person, per class

Every Wed.| Oct. 15 and Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-noon Every Wed.| Jan. 24 and Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-noon $20 per person, per session

PAINT PARTY!

Join the party and paint a masterpiece on 16"x20" canvas with music in the background and fun instruction. Grab your friends and bring snacks! No experience necessary and supplies are furnished.

Friday | Sept. 29, 6-9 p.m. Friday | Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m. Friday | Jan. 26, 6-9 p.m. $25 per person, per party

SENIOR AND MULTIGENERATIONAL OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TRIPS

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Escapes

SID RICHARDSON MUSEUM AND SUNDANCE SQUARE; FORT WORTH, TX Thursday | Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $22 per person; Dutch lunch Expect a lot of walking.

OKTOBERFEST, MUENSTER MUENSTER, TX Saturday | Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $25 per person; Dutch lunch Expect a lot of walking.

31ST ANNUAL GRAPEFEST GRAPEVINE, TX Friday | Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $22 per person; Dutch lunch Expect a lot of walking.

DECORATOR’S WAREHOUSE AND ROSE TEA ROOM; ARLINGTON, TX Wednesday | Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $22 per person; Dutch lunch Expect some walking.

DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN Wednesday | Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $29 per person; Dutch lunch Expect a lot of walking.

HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES AND LUNCH AT CHESTNUT SQUARE; MCKINNEY, TX Wednesday | Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $39 per person; lunch included Expect some walking.

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS, DAY TRIP Thursday | Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $20 per person; Dutch meal Expect a lot of walking.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST GRANBURY OPERA HOUSE INTERGENERATIONAL TRIP Saturday | Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. $35 per person; Dutch lunch Expect some walking.

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS, NIGHT TRIP Thursday | Oct. 5, 2-10:30 p.m. $20 per person; Dutch meal Charter bus leaves from North Lakes Park between the softball and soccer fields. Expect a lot of walking. 38 All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

OPEN TO ALL SENIORS, AGES 50 AND OLDER! Trips can be booked in person at any rec center, online, or by phone (940) 349-8720. Trips are available online and in the Great Escapes newsletter. Stop by the front desk and request to be added to the mailing list. Participants requiring assistance will need to be accompanied by a caregiver. All trips leave from the senior center unless otherwise stated.

BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING FORT WORTH, TX Tuesday | Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $20 per person; Dutch lunch Alert: No food, water, cameras, backpacks, large purses, totes, knives, or firearms. Expect some walking. FRISCO MERCANTILE; ARTS, ANTIQUES AND CHIC BOUTIQUES! Saturday | Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $17 per person; Dutch lunch Expect some walking.

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KIMBELL ART MUSEUM “CASANOVA: THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE” This exhibit follows Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) across 18th century Europe and the Ottoman Empire, where he met Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg. Items from a private collection include paintings, sculptures, furnishings, porcelains, silver and period costumes of his experiences.

Tuesday | Sept. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 per person; expect lots of walking THE MEADOWS MUSEUM “ZURBARAN MASTERPIECES ON LOAN FROM AUCKLAND CASTLE” A touring exhibition, on loan from Auckland Castle in England, of life-size paintings by Spanish Golden Age artist, Francisco de Zurbaran (1598-1664). This is the most significant collection of the artist’s work outside of Spain, and it will be the first time these works will be shown in the United States.

Friday | Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $30 per person; expect lots of walking We move to motivate you through art by visiting museums, galleries, and art studios. We'll offer a brief overview of the exhibits and the artists prior to each adventure. Cost includes transportation and admission to each venue; Dutchtreat lunch. The registration deadline is one week prior to each trip. We'll meet at 9 a.m. in the orange room at the senior center.

SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit If you are eligible for the SilverSneakers® program through your insurance plan, you are eligible to access the following:

If you are eligible for the Silver&Fit through your insurance plan, you are eligible to access the following:

North Lakes Rec Center cardio room, weight room, and group exercise classes per the schedule.

North Lakes Rec Center cardio room, weight room, and group exercise classes per the schedule.

Denton Natatorium aquatic exercise classes, water walking, and lap swimming during open public hours.

Denton Natatorium water walking and lap swimming only, during open public hours.

Denia Rec Center fitness center and SilverSneakers® specific classes

Denia Rec Center fitness center and Matter of Balance classes

Senior Center fitness center, SilverSneakers® specific classes

Senior Center fitness center and Senior Center Zumba Gold®

MLK Jr. Rec Center fitness center

MLK Jr. Rec Center fitness center

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. A chair is provided for support if needed. All levels are welcome.

Every Tuesday and Thursday 10:35-11:35 a.m. at Denton Senior Center

SilverSneakers® Yoga

This class takes you through a series of seated and standing yoga poses to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. A chair is provided for support if needed. Breathing techniques promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Every Tuesday and Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Denia Rec Center Every Monday and Wednesday 1:30-2:15 p.m. at Denton Senior Center

All fees are for residents; nonresidents add $5.

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