2018 Summer ISSUE SUMMER / 2018
Sherman Parks & Recreation IN THIS ISSUE ~ Parks
Special Events 4 - 5
1002 N. Music St. Sherman, TX 75090 Phone: 903-892-7344 Fax: 903-813-0815
STAFF Theresa Hutchinson
- Parks and Recreation Manager
- Athletic Coordinator
- Recreation Coordinator
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Swim Schedule 16 - 17 Library
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- Parks Maintenance Superintendent
- Senior Center Activities Coordinator
- Senior Center Activities Assistant
- Recreation Specialist / Athletics
- Recreation Specialist / Aquatics
- Administrative Specialist
Youth Sports Associations ~ Sherman Youth Sports (SYSA) baseball, softball, football, and cheer shermanyouthsportsassociation.siplay.com Texoma Soccer Association (TSA) - Soccer texomasoccer.org Texoma Lacrosse- Lacrosse texomalacrosse.com Social Media ~ Facebook.com/shermanparksrec Twitter.com/shermanparksrec Instagram.com/shermanparksrec
Summer 2018 PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES ~ ▶ Austin St. Playground
-Austin Street North of Center
▶ Herman Baker Park
-2500 W. Center St.
▶ Binkley Park
-101 Binkley Park Dr.
▶ Hillcrest Park
▶ Center St. Park
-1401 W. Center St.
▶ Lucy Kidd
-405 N. Rusk
▶ Cherry St. Park
-401 Cherry Park Dr.
▶ Martin Luther King Jr. Park
-922 N. East St.
▶ Ely Park
-919 S. Austin St.
▶ Old Settlers Park
-1609 N. Harrison
▶ Fairview Park
-1121 W. Taylor St.
▶ Pecan Grove East
-2300 Pecan Grove Rd.
▶ Fielder Park
-1100 E. Pecan
▶ Pecan Grove West
-3200 Canyon Creek Dr.
▶ Glennie O’ Ham
-1002 N. Music St.
▶ Rosedale Park
-1400 S. Gribble
▶ Hawn Park
-1202 S. Dewey
▶ Taylor St. Gym
-1424 Taylor St.
JULY IS NATIONAL PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9
Popsicles in the Park- Center St. Park Movie in the Park-Sing- Pecan Grove West Water Balloon Fight- Fairview Park Belly Dancing- Activity Center Jazzercise- Activity Center Skating For Fitness- Pecan Grove West Dance Fitness- Glennie O’ Ham Sherman Kids Park Club Shutterbug Club- Scavenger Hunt- Senior Center Sticky Fingers- Activity Center iMar- Glennie O’ Ham Money- Glennie O’ Ham Literati Book Club- H is for Hawk Senior Center Texoma Genealogy- Glennie O’ Ham
Tennis- Tennis Courts at Fairview NTL Soccer Speed Camp- Fairview Field 6 Page 12 Men’s Foul Balls Softball Tournament- Fairview Park Page 13 Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament- Fairview Park Ultimate Frisbee- Center St. Park Page 14 Shark Day- Splash Lifeguard Appreciation and Demonstration- Splash Star Spangled Pool- Splash Page 16-17 Swim Lessons- Splash Page 21 Senior Swap til you Drop- Senior Center Senior Ice Cream Social- Senior Center Page 23 Hot Summer Nights- Lucy Kidd Key Park Christmas in July- Downtown around the square Hot Summer Nights- Lucy Kidd Key Park Lights On The Lake- Pecan Grove West
Check out our new website: shermanparks.com
Sherman Parks & Recreation SPECIAL EVENTS MOVIE IN THE PARK- WONDER
MOVIE IN THE PARK- SING
Grab the blankets and lawn chairs for our feature presentation of Wonder. This positive message movie is great for the entire family. We will be presenting this movie for free, so bring the kids and the rest of the family out. Concessions will be for sale at the park before and during the movie. For the first time, we will have food trucks on site for you to buy dinner while you watch the movie.
Grab the blankets and lawn chairs for our feature presentation of Sing. This movie is perfect for the entire family. We will be presenting this movie for free, so bring the kids and the rest of the family out. Concessions will be for sale at the park before and during the movie. We will have food trucks on site for you to buy dinner while you watch the movie.
Date: May 18 Time: 8:30PM (after sunset) Location: Pecan Grove West Price: Free
Date: July 20 Time: 9:00 PM (after sunset) Location: Pecan Grove West Price: Free
POPSICLES IN THE PARK
Don’t be out singing the summer blues. Monday Madness brings in educational entertainers for you and your kids. Each summer The Parks and Recreation Department along with the Sherman Library host fantastic shows to engage your children and brighten up their week. This year we have brought back a couple of crowd favorites, but we are also introducing some new acts that we are sure you are going to love. All acts will be free for everyone, however, we will have concessions on sight for a nominal charge. Dates and acts: June 4- Pipdillys- The Musical Trickolini June 11- Critterman- Explore and play with critters from all over June 18- Professor Brainius Show- You will be so entertained you will forget that you are learning science. June 25- Baba Kwasi- The oldest drumbeat in the world Time: 2PM Location: Municipal Ball Room Age: Designed for 8 and younger, but open to all ages Price: Free
Summers can get hot, that’s why we have stocked up our freezer full of popsicles for you and your family to cool off this summer. Don’t let the heat be the reason that you are not outside enjoying the park. Come cool off with a tasty cold treat and hit the park again. We will have three different locations this summer with special games to play at the park.
Dates: June 8- Fairview Park July 13- Center St Park August 3- Hawn Park Time: 6PM-8PM Price: Free
Summer 2018 WATER BALLOON FIGHT We are bringing back an old school summer activity of the Water Balloon Fight. Fill up your own water balloons and bring them with you. When we announce go, an all-out war will begin as you get to chunk water balloons at your friends, family, neighbors, and even strangers. Leave the park that night soaking wet and full of fun memories. Date: July 28 Time: 5:00PM Location: Fairview Park in open field north of Splash Pool Price: Free (just bring your filled water balloons)
FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Baxter’s Back to School Birthday Bash
Wanting to have a family night, but don’t know what to do? We have you covered. Come out to the Parks and Recreation Department, where we will have board games, fun activities, music, and movies and fresh popcorn for the family to enjoy. All this is free from 6PM- 9PM. Have dinner plans already? That’s ok. You can always come after to this come and go event.
Baxter is have a birthday and wants to invite all his friends! At this birthday celebration, you can meet Baxter and all of his other mascot friends as they play field day games, play on bounce houses, and get you excited to return back to school for a new year! You can even win cool prizes to get you ready to go back to school prepared like new notebooks and pens and pencils. Come celebrate his birthday with us at Fairview Park from 9AM-12PM. A Special thanks to Knight Family Chiropractic for partnering in this event.
Date: August 10 Time: 6PM-9PM (come and go) Location: Parks and Recreation Offices Price: FREE
Date: August 4 Time: 9AM- 12PM Location: Fairview Park Price: Free
HAWN PARK RIBBON CUTTING
The Sprayground is a perfect way to beat the heat this summer. The water features will be turned on from 9AM-8PM this Spring, Summer, and Fall. We will turn the water off when the weather changes and becomes too cold to play in the water. When you go out to play, simply bump the top of the red bumper located in front of the rainbow sprayer. The play features are on a timer, so you might have to push the bumper again to continue playing in the water.
Celebrate with us the newest addition to Hawn Park. With the generous financial support of the Sherman Rotary Club, we were able to build a new playground on the southwest corner of Hawn Park. With their donation, several kids now have a brand new playground in the middle of their neighborhood. Join us as Sherman Parks and Recreation and Sherman Rotary Club cut the ribbon on this new playground. Date: TBA Time: 5:30PM Location: Hawn Park South West Corner
Sherman Parks & Recreation CLASSES JAZZERCISE Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Every Jazzercise group dance fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today!
ATS BELLY DANCING You can expect an engaging, fun, supportive and challenging atmosphere in class. ATS is a low-impact weight bearing form of exercise that works with the body’s natural inclinations to strengthen and condition the body. Using both slow movements and fast steps, we will have you dancing in your first class! This class has plenty of review built in; therefore, you may drop in at any time. Students should wear yoga pants and a comfortable tee shirt. Date: Wednesdays / May 16 – June 20 Wednesdays / July 11 – August 15
Dates: Morning Mon-Fri 8:15AM-9:15AM Evenings Mon-Thur 5:30PM-6:30PM Location: Parks and Recreation Activity Center Price: $38 per month + $30 one time joining fee
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Level 1 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Level 2 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Level 3 Location: Activity Center Age: 16+ Price: $60 six-week session $12 drop-in fee
SKATING FOR FITNESS
SHIMMY IN THE PARK
Skating is the perfect form of exercise and fun. Lindsey Manley, a former Roller Derby skater, is here to teach you all the basics and to be your coach in skating for fitness. Her class uses different techniques to work out your entire body. Through this class you will learn proper techniques for falling and gliding. This class is free for everyone, but you must provide your own quad skates (no inline), pads, and helmet.
Calling all belly dancers, past and present, dance enthusiast, and those looking for an afternoon of fun. Come join us as we dance the afternoon away. This is your chance to see American Tribal Style Belly Dance® up close and personal. Feel free to ask questions, join in and have fun with us.
Dates: Wednesdays beginning June 7 Time: 6PM-7:30PM Location: Pecan Grove West Price: Free
Date: Wednesday / June 27 Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Pecan Grove Park – West 3200 Canyon Creek Drive Sherman, TX 75092 Age: All ages are welcome Price: Free
DANCE FITNESS Breaking the mode of your typical dance fitness class, Sarah Pierce is incorporating 6 plus years of Group X Instructing, Zumba, U-Jam, Yoga Stretch, Bootcamp, R.I.P.P.E.D, TRX, and more, to create a fusion of techniques from these different styles. Mondays and Tuesdays will focus on Dance, and H.I.I.T. fitness with a high calorie burn. Thursdays will focus on yoga stretch, core focused, and barre poses to strengthen the core. Dates: Mondays and Tuesdays Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM Location: Parks and Recreation- Glennie Oâ€™ Ham Price: $30 per month or $5 per class Photo Credit - Southern Scape Photography
Sherman Parks & Recreation ...CLASSES THE ART OF MAGIC
The mystery of magic has always been intriguing to people. It has the ability to impress and confuse people at the same time. The Art of Magic is being taught by a true professional within our community. Practicing magic for over 13 years Rudy Reynoso will grow your magic skills quickly. This eight week class will go over the history, evolution, and performance of magic. Each student will leave the class learning several magic tricks and the art of showmanship. Each student will need to bring their own normal deck of bicycle cards to class.
Get creative and start capturing what your eyes see. Join us in this free club that meets the fourth Monday of the month. Each month there is a photography assignment. We will discuss pictures that are submitted and learn from each other how to take better photographs. The upcoming assignments are:
Level 1 - Dates: Mondays May 7- June 25 Level 2 - Dates: Tuesdays May 8- June 26 Time: 6:30PM-7:30PM Location: Parks and Recreation- Glennie Oâ€™ Ham Price: $40/ 8 week class
May 21- Keys June 25- Smoke Stacks July 23- Scavenger Hunt August 27- Books Time: 7PM Location: Senior Center Price: Free Photo Credit - Steve Marum
SHERMAN KIDS PARK CLUB
What kid doesnâ€™t love getting a little messy? Bring the little ones to work on craft projects that they can be proud to bring home. Each class will have a specifically designed project to inspire the young ones to get creative.
Love playing on the playground? So do we! There are more things to do at a park than just playing on the playground. During the summer, we will be out at different parks throughout the city playing games and exploring other fun activities. Register early, and get a T-shirt as part of the Sherman Kids Park Club.
Dates: Every other Tuesday June 5- July 31 (not meeting July 3rd) Time: 10:30AM-11:30AM Location: Parks and Recreation - Activity Center Age: 4-7 Price: $20 for the entire session or $5 per class
Dates and Locations: June 7- Hillcrest Park June 21- Hawn Park Sprayground July 5- Cherry Street Park July 19- Fielder Park August 2- Martin Luther King Jr. Park August 16- Pecan Grove East Park Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM Price: $15 Age: 6-12
Summer 2018 IMAR LEARNING SOLUTIONS AND CRITICAL THINKING ACADEMY
MONEY: YOU HAVE IT BUT YOU WANT MORE
Feel like you are stuck in your job? Or are you looking for a better way to show the skills that you do possess? iMar can help make that transition for you. Derrick Wesley can be your coach to developing those skills that are inside of you and what employers are looking for. In this class Derrick will help develop the “Big 6” skill that employers are looking for: Creative Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking, Collaboration, Leadership Skills, Communication Skills, and Social & Emotional Intelligence.
Money can be challenging, especially if you do not have the right resources to help. You might feel like you are always behind on your bills, or you want to save money, but you just don’t know where to start. In this class taught by Stephen Newton, a local finance guru, you will learn the secret to successful money matters. He will cover topics such as Paying Yourself First, Paying off Debt, Becoming an Owner and Not a Loaner, and many more. He is offering his class at a reduced price because he wants Sherman to be healthy with their finances. If you want to finally get financially smart, then this is the class for you.
Session 1 - Dates: Mon. Tues. Thurs. July 9- 19 Session 2 - Dates: Mon. Tue. Thurs. July 23- August 2 Session 3 - Dates: Mon. Tue. Thurs. August 6- August 16 Times: 5:00PM- 6:00PM Location: Parks and Recreation- Glennie O’ Ham Price: $20 / session
Dates: Mondays May 7-28 June 4- 25 July 9- 30 August 6-27 Time: 7PM-8PM Location: Activity Center Room 3 (1002 N. Music St) Price: $10/ 4 week session Age: 16+
LITERATI BOOK CLUB
Enjoy reading? So do we! We would love to get to connect with you and read the things that you are interested in. Be a part of the Literati Book Club and read books with other people and discuss themes of the books. The Club meets the second Monday of the Month. The upcoming books are:
How much do you really know about your family or where you come from? Texoma Genealogy is here to help give you some direction and guidance on the journey of your heritage. The group meets at Glennie O’ Ham once a month to discuss topics relating to ancestry. If you have ever thought about learning more about your history, this class will give you helpful hints and tools to do just that.
May 14- The Girls of Atomic City by Denis Kiernan June 11- A Man Called Over by Fredrik Backman July 9- H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald August 13- Into the Water by Paula Hawkins September 10- Florence Gordon by Brian Morton Time: 7PM Location: Senior Center Price: Free
Dates: 2nd Wednesday of every month Time: 1:00PM- 3:00PM Location: Glennie O’ Ham Price: Free
Sherman Parks & Recreation ...CLASSES NLT ALL-SPORT (REGULAR) -SPEED CAMP
NLT FOOTBALL -SPEED CAMP
Speed is needed in every game. If your kids are into sports, and they need to get faster, this is the exact program for them. This camp will not be sport specific; the techniques learned in this program will be beneficial for all sports and getting your child faster.
Football season is rapidly approachingâ€Ś Will your child be ready to put on the pads? This camp will help develop fundamentals like carrying the ball properly, defeating blocks, taking proper angles with and without the ball, as well as overall speed on the field.
Dates: June 4- 7 Times: 9:30AM- 12:30PM for ages 7-11 Times: 1:30PM-4:30PM for ages 12+ Location: Fairview Park (Wilkes Pitch/ Field 6) Price: $147 or $497 for all NTL Summer Camps
NLT STRENGTH -SPEED CAMP What is strength without speed? Kids at this camp will develop a routine to increase strength in not only their legs, but their entire body. Strength and speed go hand in hand and kids need both to be at the elite level in all sports. Dates: June 18-21 Times: 1:30PM-4:30PM for ages 7-11 Dates: June 25- 28 Times: 1:30PM-4:30PM for ages 12+ Location: Fairview Park (Wilkes Pitch/ Field 6) Price: $147 or $497 for all NTL Summer Camps
Dates: June 11-14 Times: 9:30AM-12:30PM for ages 7-11 Times: 1:30PM-4:30PM for ages 12+ Location: Fairview Park (Wilkes Pitch/ Field 6) Price: $147 or $497 for all NTL Summer Camps
YOUTH VOLLEYBALL By popular demand, youth volleyball is back! This league offers girls aged 10-12 the opportunity to learn the basics of volleyball and will prepare them to play at the middle school level. Teams are coached by volunteers with the assistance of our staff. If interested in coaching, please contact the Sherman Parks and Recreation Department. Dates: Register between May 8 and June 7 Practices will start June 12 Games will start 2 weeks after and be played on week nights. Location: Taylor St. Gym Age: Girls age 10-12 Price: $55 per player (includes a T-Shirt)
NLT SOCCER -SPEED CAMP
NTL BASKETBALL -SPEED CAMP
Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports, and here in Sherman it is no surprise we are keeping up with that trend. Drills learned in this camp will focus on ball handling, speed, and will improve overall performance on the soccer field.
Dribbling up and down the court can be so boring, but with this camp kids will do fun drills that will develop their speed with and without the ball. Being able to beat your opponent to a spot will make you a better player.
Dates: July 9- 12 Times: 9:30AM-12:30PM for ages 7-11 1:30PM- 4:30PM for ages 12+ Location: Fairview Park (Wilkes Pitch/ Field 6) Price: $147 or $497 for all NTL Summer Camps
Dates: July 30- August 2 Times: 9:30AM-12:30PM for ages 7-11 1:30PM- 4:30PM for ages 12+ Location: Taylor St. Gym Price: $147 or $497 for all NTL Summer Camps
TENNIS Itâ€™s time that people take Sherman Tennis serious. The only way that is going to happen is for our kids to get better at tennis. We have a tennis pro working with our youth to see that they are ready to compete at that next level. Getting practice for your kids early will greatly increase their chances of higher level competition. Dates: June 11-13 June 25-27 July 23-25 August 6-8 Times: 9:00AM-10:00AM for ages 6-10 10:00AM- 11:00AM for ages 11-14 (middle school) 11:00AM- 12:30PM for ages 15-18 (high school) Price: $42 per session for ages 6-14 $56 per session for ages 15-18
Sherman Parks & Recreation ATHLETICS
YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Girls age 10-12 Register between May 8 and June 7 $55 per player All players will get a T shirt Practices will start June 12 Games start 2 weeks after and played on week nights. If interested in coaching please contact us
Did you know we have a major level disc golf course right here in Sherman? Pecan Grove West is home to an 18-hole disc golf course. If you can throw a Frisbee, you can play disc golf. You will forget you are in Sherman when you play a round here. The Parks and Recreation office has discs for rent for people who want to try out the sport.
MEN’S SUMMER SIZZLER Slow-pitch league
Deadline to Register May 18 $100 deposit due by deadline/League total will be $325 Coaches Meeting is May 22 at 6PM @ Glennie O’Ham Games will start on May 29
Foul Balls Men’s Tournament Deadline to registration July 11 Tournament will be played July 14 Entry Fee is $150 per team
MIXED SUMMER SHENANIGANS Slow-pitch league
MIXED SUMMER CHURCH Slow-pitch league
Deadline to Register May 18 $100 deposit due by deadline/League total will be $325 Coaches Meeting is May 24 at 6PM @ Glennie O’Ham Games will start on May 31
$100 deposit per due by deadline/League total will be $325 Coaches Meeting is May 25 at 6PM @ Glennie O’Ham Games will start on June 1
SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Date: July 28 Deadline to register: July 26 Location: Fairview Sand Volleyball Court Team: Coed (2 Men and 2 Women) Price: $80/ Team
Currently being played now – October 15 Free Play will be held Mondays from 7:30PM-9:30PM Played at Center Street
SKATE PARK RENOVATIONS
This fun game uses the skills of table tennis on a full size court. Opponents can compete in pairs using a paddle and a whiffle ball. Don’t have your own paddle? Don’t worry we have a couple you can borrow to try the sport out.
We are excited that the City of Sherman will have a new Skate Park by the end of the year! After having a community meeting with the design firm, construction will start this summer at Hawn Park.
Mondays & Thursdays 6PM-9PM Tuesdays & Thursdays 9AM-12PM Sherman Residents: $2/ time slot Non- Residents: $3/ time slot
On May 3 SPA will come back to Sherman to give their design of the new skate park. This will be your first opportunity to see the new skate design and give any last minute input. The meeting will be from 6PM7:30PM. The current skate park will be torn down, and the new park will be built in the same location. Please be patient with the construction. To follow updates on the build, please join our Facebook group listed under the Parks and Recreation Facebook Page.
Sherman Parks & Recreation THE SPLASH SUPERHERO SATURDAY- JUNE 9
FATHER’S DAY- JUNE 17
Lifeguards aren’t the only ones being heroes today. We will have live superheroes to take pictures and play games with. Dress up as your favorite superhero and receive a discount on your entry. All capes must be taken off before entering the water.
Dads, we know how hard you work, and we want to reward you for all that you do. So bring your kids to the pool and get in free. What could be more relaxing than sitting by the pool side and soaking up the sun? Free entry for fathers is only available with the purchase of one entry.
STAR SPANGLED POOL- JULY 4
SHARK DAY- JULY 14
Fourth of July Star Spangled Celebration at Fairview Park features discounted $2 pool admission. Freedom activities will be going on throughout the entire day. We will have an ample supply of cold fresh watermelon for you and your family to enjoy as we all celebrate Independence Day.
To celebrate Shark week, The Splash is having their own shark day! Don’t worry, no real sharks will be in the pool on this day, but we will have lots of shark themed games to be play for everyone. Come swim with the sharks!
LIFEGUARD APPRECIATION AND DEMONSTRATION- JULY 25
FLOAT YOUR BOAT CARDBOARD RACES- AUGUST. 8
Lifeguards do more than just sit outside and get great tans. Here at Sherman we hire the best lifeguards, and they want to show off their skills. If you or your kids have ever thought about becoming a lifeguard, this is a perfect opportunity to see exactly what that means. The day will be filled with live CPR and rescue demonstrations.
Make your very own boat and sail it across the seas of the Splash. This two man team event will take place at 9AM. Your boat can only consist of cardboard and duct tape. Register before Aug. 5 to make sure your boat can sail with us. Kids younger than 6 can bring their own plastic boats to play with. Deadline to Register- August 5 Price: $12 Age Groups: 6-8, 9-12, 13-17, or 18+
LAST DAY OF THE SPLASHAUGUST 12 This is always a sad moment for us, but all things must come to an end. The perfect way to end a summer is of course with free snacks. This summer, before you go back to school, come out to Splash For Cash. Tokens will be placed throughout the pool, and if you get one, you can redeem it for a free snack in the concession stand.
SOGGIE DOGGIE- AUGUST 18 Summers can be hot for your favorite pooch too. Let’s not forget about him this summer. Bring your dog out to this splash this summer to help us close down for the season. Each dog that enters must have a valid and upto-date shot record from the vet (rabies tags alone will not suffice). Owners will be allowed in water no deeper than their knees. You can pre-register at the Parks and Recreation office. Owners must pay a $5 fee per dog. Your dog must be at least 6 months old.
Summer 2018 SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE P. 16 Âť
OPEN SWIM HOURS Lap Swim Only Monday-Thursday 9:30-11:30am (June 5-Aug. 4)
Early Summer Hours May 23 2:00-6:00pm May 24 2:00-6:00pm May 25 2:00-6:00pm Regular Hours begin May 26 Monday, Wednesday & Friday Tuesday & Thursday Saturday Sunday
Rentals Available Friday-Sunday 6:30-8:30pm 12:00-6:00pm 12:00-8:00pm 10:00am-6:00pm 1:00-6:00pm
The pool will close for the summer on August 12.
FEES Open Swim Daily Fees Up to 15 years $4 16 & Up $5 2 years and younger are free per each paying adult. Season Passes Individual $75/resident $100 non-resident Family $110/resident* $140 non-resident* *for first two pass holders, $25 each additional pass holder
Punch Card $30/resident
Rentals $400/resident $600/non-resident Party Cabana $40/resident
Resident Discounts Residents of the City of Sherman will be offered a discount rate for passes and rentals. A resident is defined as one who either resides, or owns real estate within the City of Sherman. In order to receive the resident discount, please bring proof of residency when purchasing passes or reserving The Splash or the Party Cabana.
Sherman Parks & Recreation LEARN TO SWIM CLASS SCHEDULE LEVEL
THE SPLASH -
MORNING 1 JUNE 18-28
MORNING 2 JULY 9-19
JULY 23-AUG 2
9 month 3yrs.
4 -5 YEARS
PRE1M1 9:30-10:00AM PRE1M2 8:45-9:15AM PRE1M3 PRE1M1LATE 11:00-11:30AM PRE1M2LATE 10:15-10:45AM PRE1M3LATE
4 -5 YEARS
PRE2M1 8:45-9:15AM PRE2M2 9:30-10:00AM PRE2M3 PRE2M1LATE 10:15-10:45AM PRE2M2LATE 11:00-11:30AM PRE2M3LATE
6YRS & OLDER
6YRS & OLDER
Students’ strokes will be refined for distance. Backstroke, Breastroke, and Sidestroke will be taught. Students will be Introduced to the Dolphin kick and diving.
6YRS & OLDER
Further development of the strokes for each student. Treading water will be mastered. Students will master open turns. The Butterfly stroke will be introduced.
6YRS & OLDER
6YRS & OLDER
6YRS & OLDER
16YRS & OLDER
AM CLASS DESCRIPTONS
The child will become comfortable in the water with the parent/guardian in the water with them. Parents/Guardians will learn basic water safety practices. First time entry without a parent. Class topics focus on water adjustment, entry and exit from the water, floating on the front and back, arm and leg action, and breathe control. Students begin using arm and leg action on their front and back. Class topics focus on floating on their front and back independently, and gliding with support. Students begin using arm and leg action on their front and back. Class topics focus on floating on their front and back independently, and gliding with support.
Basic water safety skills are developed. Students begin using coordinated arm and leg effort. Students will learn to float without support. Students develop their simultaneous and alternating arm and leg movement on their front and back.
Students will increase strength and endurance for all strokes by refining and polishing their techniques. Flip Turns will be introduced in this class Students’ efficiency In all strokes will increase as forms and techniques are perfected. Students will retrieve objects from a depth of 10 ft. using Head first or Feet first surface dives.
Learn to swim in a comfortable atmosphere with other adults. This class is for beginner and intermediate swimmers and will cover floating, rhythmic breathing, and crawl stroke. Designed for kids ages 11-14, it helps build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. Junior Lifeguarding has a strong focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the Lifeguarding course prerequisite, The course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as In-water rescues, use of a rescue tube, first aid, CPR, and AED.
JR. LIFEGUARD 11-14 YEARS
THE SPLASH - EVENINGS
JULY 9-AUG 1
Students begin using arm and leg action on their front and back. Class topics focus on floating on their front and back independently, and gliding with support. Students begin using arm and leg action on their front and back. Class topics focus on floating on their front and back independently, and gliding with support.
Basic water safety skills are developed. Students begin using coordinated arm and leg effort.
PM CLASS DESCRIPTONS
The child will become comfortable in the water with the parent/guardian in the water with them. Parents/Guardians will learn basic water safety practices. First time entry without a parent. Class topics focus on water adjustment, entry and exit from the water, floating on the front and back, arm and leg action, and breathe control.
Students will learn to float without support. Students develop their simultaneous and alternating arm and leg movement on their front and back. Studentsâ€™ strokes will be refined for distance. Backstroke, Breastroke, and Sidestroke will be taught. Students will be Introduced to the Dolphin kick and diving.
Learn to swim in a comfortable atmosphere with other adults. This class is for beginner and intermediate swimmers and will cover floating, rhythmic breathing, and crawl stroke. Designed for kids ages 11-14, it helps build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. Junior Lifeguarding has a strong focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the Lifeguarding course prerequisite, The course also introduces participants to lifesaving skills, such as In-water rescues, use of a rescue tube, first aid, CPR. and AED.
Sherman Parks & Recreation SHERMAN LIBRARY Come see us at our temporary location at 1000 N. East St. A limited variety of books and materials are available at this site. Computers with internet, a printer, fax, and copy machine are also available. Books and materials can be delivered through a courier service to and from Grayson County Library and Denison Public Library. Renovation is underway at 421 N. Travis St. Like and follow us on Facebook (Sherman Public Library) and Twitter (@SPLFriends) to stay up to date about renovations and programs. You can check out our website (http://www.ci.sherman.tx.us/283/Library) or call us at 903892-7240 for more information.
BABY AND ME STORYTIME
SHERMAN LIBRARY STORYTIME
Enjoy a sweet time with your baby! Baby and Me offers your child and you a lot of time for cuddling, singing, and rhyming. Everything we do is designed for our youngest learners and you!
Our Storytime is full of books, music, puppets, and finger plays. Kids earn new paperbacks every 4th week. Older and younger children are welcome to attend: however, the free books are reserved for children 18 months-5 years old.
Dates: Every Monday from June 4th-July 9th Time: 10:00AM to 10:30AM Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Building, Room #3: 1003 N. East St. Ages: Birth to 18 Months
Dates: Every Tuesday and Wednesday from June 5th- July 11th Time 10:00AM to 10:45AM Location: Martin Luther King Building, Room #3: 1003 N. East St. Ages: 18 Months to 5 Years old
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Love to talk about stories you can’t get out of your head? Want to hear about some new ones? Come join our PreTeen book club. Snacks and Activities are included. You can call the library or email Ms. Melissa at melissas@ ci.sherman.tx.us to see what book the club is reading or just come and see all the fun we have!
Summer reading is here! Earn free books by reading throughout the summer and putting it on your reading log.
Dates: Every other Thursday; June 7th & 21st, July 12th Time 4:15PM to 5:00PM Location: Martin Luther King Building, Room #3: 1003 N. East St., Ages 9-12
Dates: June 4th-July 14th Location: 1000 N. East St. Ages: Birth-18 years
SPLAT! SHERMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY ADVISORY TEAM Teens ages 12 – 18 are invited to join SPLAT!. Meet for book talks and other activities. All SPLAT! members are required to fill out an application form that is found on the library’s website: https://www.ci.sherman.tx.us/269/teen-Programs or come by the library to pick up an application form. Dates: Every 3rd Thursday of the month - beginning June 14th, **no SPLAT! In July** Time: 5:00PM to 5:45PM Location: Glennie O. Ham Building 1003 N. Music St. Ages: 12 – 18
Sherman Parks & Recreation SENIORS We are excited to announce that our Senior Center will be experiencing some remodeling in the upcoming months. We hope to be able to offer all of our upcoming events, but unfortunately it may be necessary to reschedule or cancel some of them to accommodate our construction. We will make every effort to notify in advance of any reschedules or cancellations. Please feel free to contact the Senior Center office at 903-892-7316 to confirm any of our events. Thank you for your patience during this time.
MAY ~ MOTHER’S DAY TEA All ladies, age 50+, are invited to attend our annual Mother’s Day Tea. Light refreshments and a variety of hot teas will be available for our ladies to enjoy as well as door prizes to be given away. This year as an added extra we will be providing lotion hand treatments for you. For those wanting to do so, we will have supplies for a craft made with your teacup. You must register in the office no later than Wednesday, May 9th, to reserve your spot. Date: Time: Location: Cost:
Friday, May 11 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Community Room Free
SENIOR APPRECIATION DAY
May is Older Americans Month nationally so to honor our area seniors we will again be hosting our annual Senior Appreciation Day at the Senior Center. The afternoon will feature games, refreshments and door prizes for the seniors. All seniors age 50+ are invited so tell your friends and neighbors to come join the fun. Registration by Wednesday, May 17th, is appreciated but not required.
Grab a partner and join us for our annual Spades Tournament. Teams will be composed of two players (you must have your own partner when registering). Games will be played to 250, all tournament rules will be provided upon registration. Register your team in the center office by Friday, May 18th. Minimum of 8 people (4 teams) for event to occur.
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Saturday, May 19 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dining Area Free
Tuesday, May 22 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Game Room Free
Summer 2018 JUNE~ FATHER’S DAY POOL TOURNAMENT
DAY IN THE PARK
Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June and we will be hosting a pool tournament for the men. All men, father or not, are invited to enter this annual event. Everyone is encouraged to come join us for refreshments and cheer on your favorite pool player. Registration is required by Thursday, June 14th.
Summer is here, what better way to enjoy the day than at the park? Bring the grandchildren and join the Sherman Senior Center as we play outdoor games and enjoy a free lunch of hot dogs, chips and a drink. This year, grandparents will team up with their grandchildren while playing games to win prizes. Call or visit the center office by June 13 to register.
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Friday, June 15 12:30 p.m. Game Room Free
Date: Saturday, June 16 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: Pecan Grove West Park Pavilion 1 3200 Canyon Creek Drive Sherman, TX Cost: Free
JULY ~ ICE CREAM SOCIAL
SWAP ‘TIL YOU DROP
July is National Ice Cream Month so let’s celebrate with an Ice Cream Social with delicious ice cream and toppings. There will also be some games to play to win an ice cream related prize. Register in the office by Thursday, July 5th, to join the fun.
Cleaning house? Forget your house, think your wardrobe my dear. Accessories! Clear them out and exchange them for something else to make your day. Clean out those baubles, scarves, hats, handbags, belts, necklaces, anklets and Bling! Swap it for a new accessory to wear. Registration and donated items need to be brought to the office by Friday, July 20th.
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Friday, July 6 1:00 p.m. Dining Area Free
Date: Tuesday, July 24 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Community Room Cost: Bring 3 of your nicest unwanted items that are in good condition to donate and then go “shopping” for new items for free! Vintage is okay, tarnished is not.
Sherman Parks & Recreation ...SENIORS AUGUST~ SENIOR SOCK HOP
Remember poodle skirts, saddle oxfords, duck tails…when rock and roll was new? Let’s stroll down memory lane (or for those too young to recall, just come make a great memory) at our annual Senior Sock Hop with music provided by the talented 50s cover band, Tommy and the Dee Wops. Refreshments will be served, door prizes given away, and a photo booth available to capture your fun evening. Fifties attire is optional, but we will be awarding prizes for the best male and female 50s look. Registration is requested, but not required.
National Waffle Day will be celebrated at the Senior Center with homemade waffles and juice. Come join us for breakfast and fellowship with your friends. Registration is necessary for adequate amounts of food so please reserve your spot by Wednesday, August 22.
Date: Saturday, August 18 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: Municipal Ballroom 405 N. Rusk Sherman, TX Cost: Free
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Friday, August 24 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Dining Area Free
SHERMAN TOURISM SHERMAN ARTS FEST Get ready for The City of Sherman’s 36th Annual Arts Festival, RAIN or SHINE! It’s a fun-filled day for the entire family that kicks off with the Sherman Education Foundation’s 5K and Fun Run, then stick around to hear all of the awesome Musical Acts and Live Performances on Multiple Stages throughout the day! There will be tons of amazing Food and Beverage Vendors, a huge Kids’ Alley, a Car Show, Art History Displays, Woodcarving, Craft and Marketplace Vendors, Children’s and Adult Art Shows, Farmers’ Market, and more! The Sherman Parks and Recreation will be accepting youth art for the show in early September. Start planning and creating your art!
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Time: 9:00am-4:00pm Location: Municipal Grounds, Municipal Building, and Surrounding Areas Price: FREE to attend Age Group: ALL AGES
Summer 2018 HOT SUMMER NIGHTS HSN is a FREE summer concert series that takes place every Thursday evening in June & July (with the exception of July 5th) on the Municipal Grounds Lawn and Gazebo. Grab your friends, family, blankets, and lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy some awesome Hot Summer Nights in downtown Sherman! You are welcome to bring your coolers, or just show up and enjoy the variety of food, beverage, and cold treat vendors! Dates: June 7- Fuel June 14- Mark Chesnutt June 21- Memphis Soul June 28- Havana NRG July 12- Koe Wetzel July 19- Spazmatics July 26- Asia ft. John Payne Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: Lucy Kidd-Key Park/Sherman Municipal Grounds (405 N. Rusk) Price: FREE (Age Group: All Ages, but please have an adult accompany kids under 14)
MAIN STREET’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY Christmas in JULY returns to historic downtown Sherman with more kid-friendly activities than ever before! This children’s festival starts with a Bicycle Parade, and will have lots of free craft and activity booths to give families a day of fun during our hot Texas summer. Santa will be there on vacation to greet kids of all ages, downtown merchants are open with prizes and kid-friendly fun inside! There will even be a Hawaiian Shirt contest on the patio at Old Iron Post, and lots of other local businesses and non-profits hosting children’s games and activities. Date: Saturday, July 7th Time: 9:00am-1:00pm Location: Around the County Courthouse Square (100 W. Houston) (Age Group: Fun for all ages, but best for kiddos under 12)
LIGHTS ON THE LAKE AT PECAN GROVE WEST This is The City of Sherman’s annual Independence Day Celebration, the 9th Annual LIGHTS ON THE LAKE at Pecan Grove West Park! We have an amazing FREE concert by 38 Special that you will not want to miss! And stick around when the sun goes down for an incredible fireworks show, brought to you by Landmark Bank. Get there early and enjoy the food vendors and family-friendly Kids Alley! So round up your family and friends, grab your lawn chairs and enjoy this special event with us! Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Time: 4:00pm-10:00pm Location: Pecan Grove West Park Price: FREE (Age Group: All Ages, but please have an adult accompany kids under 14)
KEEP SHERMAN BEAUTIFUL3RD ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE AXE TRASH OFF Keep Sherman Beautiful will be partnering with Keep Denison Beautiful to fight the battle of litter for the 3rd Annual Battle of the Axe trash collection contest. The contest, scheduled for August 25th, will see the two programs battle for the axe trophy made from recycled material using the spirit of the high school competition to improve both cities and communities. Come help Keep Sherman Beautiful, and win the trophy axe, for the third consecutive year! Date: Saturday, August 25th Time: 8:00am-11:00am (Age Group: All Ages, but please have an adult accompany kids under 12) For more information on any of Tourism’s events, please go to their website, www.shermantx.org, check them out on Facebook or call the office (903) 892- 7230
LIGHTS ON THE LAKE
PECAN GROVE WEST JULY 3RD
Construction completing this fall!