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Welcome As you and your family prepare for winter we encourage you take part in some of the wonderful events during the upcoming months. Our staff is working hard to provide you the best recreation opportunities by creating a mix of your old favorites with new events and leagues. Our mission is to provide unique, fun, and exciting events for your whole family. I encourage everyone to get out and visit any of our Park or Recreation facilities. We strive to provide Abilene’s residents with outstanding programs and quality customer service. We look forward to serving you and your families this winter. Sincerely,

Lesli Andrews

Director of Community Services

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Lesli Andrews, Director of Community Services Jeff White, Recreation/Senior Services Administrator Richard Rodgers, Parks Division Manager Donnie Hart, Recreation Supervisor Jennifer Pacheco, Multimedia Specialist

PARKS & RECREATION BOARD Gary Grubbs, Chair Terry Johnson Marc Orner Jeff Goodin Leigh Black Robyn Wertheim Michael Homer, Jr

SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD Leroy King, Chair Harriet Conner Maxine Williams James Francies

Cynthia Cooke Joe Lopez Johnny Whisenhunt Sydnye Moore

What’s Inside

Trout Derby...........................4 Daddy Daughter Date Night..5 Krewe of Barkus..................6 Winter Break Camp..............7 Rose Tennis Center.......8 D o g O b e d ie n ce. . ..........9 D a n ce Less o n s. . ........10 Racq u etba ll Co u r ts.....11 Aikido......................11 C h ess C lu b. . . . . . . .........11 Ac tive Ad u lt s. . . . . ........12 Ad a p tive Re c reati o n ...14 O n lin e Re g istrat i o n ....15 Co m in g th is Fa ll.........15 Pa r ks B u c ks. . . . . . .........16

Stay C onnected

www. abilene tx . com/ par ksandr ec Commu nity Servi c es 633 Walnut 325- 676 - 6217 parksandrec@ abilen e tx .co m

Fol l ow us on S o c i a l Me di a! My Abi l ene Par ks and Re c reatio n

ASSOCIATIONS

The City of Abilene Recreation Division is a proud member of the following organizations: National Recreation & Park Association Texas Recreation & Park Society Texas Association on Aging Program Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Texas Public Pool Council

Hol id ay C l osi ngs Friday, December 23 Monday, December 26 Monday, J anuary 2 Monday, J anuary 16

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Purchase your tickets today at www.abilenetx.com/signup #discoveryournextadventure

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KID CAMPS

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R ose Park Te n n is Ce nter 810 Portl and 32 5-676 -6292

SHOP HOURS 9 - 9pm Monday through Thursday 9 - 6pm Friday 9 - 5pm Saturday and 1pm - 5pm Sunday

MEMBERSHIPS Juniors: $75 Adult: $100 Family: $150 Benefits include: No Court Fees, ($2.50 per person for non-members); 10% discount on Pro Shop merchandise; 3 Day Advance reservation by phone and more.

Junior Classes and Times This group is for all High School and Middle School players. Drills, footwork, and some form of match play will be done everyday. Players will be seperated based on skill levels. Monday-Wednesday-Thursday 5:30 - 7:30pm Pricing: We will now offer a package rate as well as a daily rate.

Member Package

5 days 10 days 15 days

$70 $135 $195

Daily Rate- $15/day mem.

PRIVATE TENNIS LESSON To reserve lesson times please call 676-6292. Lessons Per Hour Chris Redman $45/mem. $50/non Casey Chapa $40/mem. $45/non Mike Boles $40/mem. $45/non Adam Ewing $40/mem. $45/non Felipe Cruz $40/mem. $45/non Rayce Roberson $40/mem. $45/non BALL MACHINE RENTAL The ball machine rents for $10 hour for members and $15 hour for non-members. Annual ball machine membership is $100 for members and $150 for non-members. To reserve the machine, please call 325-676-6292.

Non-Member Package $82.50 $160 $232.50 $17.50/day non-mem

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ACTIVE ADULTS Rose Park Senior Center

2625 South 7th 325-734-5300 8:30-4pm Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30-8pm Tue 8:30-4pm, 5:30pm-10pm Thur Janet Whisenhunt, Program Supervisor Julie Sartor, Program Supervisor Laura Holbrook, Recreation Specialist Rick Jones, Building Maintenance Specialist

Cobb Recreation Center Daniels Recreation Center Sears Recreation Center

325-676-6447 325-676-6443 325-676-6440

MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION 325-673-4694

THURSDAY NIGHT DANCES Join us on from 7-10pm each Thursday night for a dance featuring live entertainment at the Rose Park Senior Center. Cost is $5 per person. 2 STEP DANCE CLASSES Date/Time Wed at 12:45pm

Location Rose Park

LONE STAR STEPPERS

Date/Time Tue at 8:30am

HULA DANCING

Date/Time Mon at 12:45pm

OPEN LINE DANCE

Date/Time Thu at 1pm

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Location Rose Park Location Rose Park Location Rose Park

The City of Abilene Senior Division offers Medical transportation for citizens 60 and older. The fee is donation based. Participants must be able to walk to and from the car without assistance. Stops include medical, errands, prescriptions and more. Service is available Monday through Thursday from 9am to 1:30pm. For more information, please call 325-6734694.

DAILY MEAL

A delicious and nutritious meal that exceeds 1/3 the minimum daily requirement is served Monday through Friday at all four Senior Centers from 11:30am to 12:15pm. For individuals 60 or over, or that are married to an individual 60 or over, are eligible to eat on a donation basis. The suggested donation is $2.50. Meal tickets for those under 60 are $3.50 and must be paid for at each senior center. Monthly menu is posted on our website at www.abilenetx.com.

TRANSPORTATION

City of Abilene offers transportation by donation for senior citizens 60 and older. Transportation is offered to and from one of the four Senior Centers. Senior Citizens will be picked up from their home and brought to the Senior Center for activities and lunch. They will be returned home following lunch. Twice a month, after lunch, transportation is provided to a local grocery store. City bus drivers will assist in loading and unloading your purchases. This service is free of charge, however donations are accepted. Please call 325-734-5300 to schedule transportation.


FUN ACTIVITIES BINGO

Date/Time Thur at 10am Fri at 10am Fri at 10:30am

Location Rose Daniels, Sears Cobb

COMPUTER CLASSES

See staff for more information

GOSPEL SINGING

Date Mon at 10am Tue at 10am

KARAOKE

Date/Time Tue at 5pm Thu at 1pm

BUNCO

Date/Time Wed at 12:45pm

GAME NIGHT

Date/Time Thu at 5:30pm Tue at 4pm 3rd Thu at 6pm Thu at 6:30pm

MOVIE TIME

Date/Time 2nd/4th Fri at 1pm

DOMINOES

Date/Time Wed at 10am

Location Sears Rose Location Rose Rose Location Rose

Location Rose Rose Cobb Daniels Location Rose Location Cobb

ART ACTIVITIES

FITNESS ACTIVITIES BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS

ARTS AND CRAFTS Date/Time Tue at 10am Wed at 9:30am

CERAMIC CLASS

Date/Time Fri at 9:30am

ART CLASSES

Date/Time Tue at 1pm

Location Daniels Rose

Date/Time

Location

1st/3rd Mon at 10am Sears Mon at 10am Rose 2nd/4th Wed at 1pam Daniels Tue at 10:30am Cobb

Location Rose

STRETCH N FLEX

Date/Time

Location

Mon, Wed, Fri at 9am Rose

Location Rose

Mon, Thu at 10:30am Cobb, Daniels

Cost: $55/residents $59/non-residents

STRENGTH AND BALANCE

CROCHET CLASS

Mon, Wed, Fri at 10am Rose Tue, Thu at 10:30am Sears

Wed at 1pm Rose Cost: $55/residents $59/non-residents

Date/Time Tue, Thu at 9am

SEWING CLASS

Date/Time Mon at 1pm

QUILTING

Date/Time Mon at 1pm

LEATHER CLASS

Date/Time Mon at 9:30am $10/per project

Location Rose Location Rose Location Rose Location Rose

Date/Time

AEROBICS

Date/Time

Location

Location

Mon, Wed, Fri at 9:40am Rose

WALK FOR FUN

Date/Time Location Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30am Rose Mon-Fri at 10am Daniels, Sears Mon at 10am Cobb

MOVE A LITTLE

Date/Time

Location

Mon, Wed, Fri at 10:45am Rose

CARDIO TRAINING

Date/Time Mon-Fri at 9am Mon-Fri at 9:30am Mon-Fri at 8:30am

TAI CHI

Date/Time Mon,Fri at 12:45am

Location Daniels Sears Rose Location Rose

CELEBRATION CLASS

Date/Time Tue, Thu at 10am

Location Rose

Date/Time Mon, Fri at 1:30pm Wed at 2pm

Location Rose Rose

QIGONG

All classes are free unless otherwise noted. For more information on Senior Services visit our website: www.abilenetx.com/seniors

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ADAPTIVE RECREATION SERVICES Adaptive Recreation Services 2609 South 7th 325-676-6575 9-3:00pm Monday through Friday Candice Barber, Center Supervisor Kay Cooper, Recreation Specialist

GOAL The Adaptive Recreation Services (ARS) mission is to provide specialized leisure and adaptive recreational activities for persons with disabilities. FEE The program fee is $32 per month. ACTIVITIES The ARS Program offers a wide variety of activities that include Classes, Special Olympics, Dances, Free Lunch Program, Field Trips, Fitness Classes, Arts and Crafts, and more. ELIGIBILITY Participants must be school age, and adults that have a diagnosis of cognitive and/or physically challenged. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARS is looking for volunteers interested in assisting individuals with disabilities in recreation programs. MONTHLY CALENDARS ARS publicizes a monthly calendar of activities for individuals with disabilities of all ages. Please call 325676-6575 and have your name added to our mailing list. SPECIAL OLYMPIC OPPORTUNITIES ARS offers programs for Special Olympic athletes. For volunteer information, please contact the ARS Staff.

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Co m i ng Sp r i ng 2 0 1 7 ! INSTRUCTORS

The Recreation Division is on the lookout to add new classes. For more details, please email parksandrec@abilenetx.com  

WORKERS NEEDED

Workers are needed to supervise the Recreation Centers during facility rentals. Work hours are on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Must be 18 and older. Pay is $10 per hour. If you are interested, please email parksandrec@abilenetx.com

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FACILITY RENTALS

The City of Abilene has several facilities that are available for rent. For more information, call 325676-6217 or email parksandrec@abilenetx.com.

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Winter '16-'17 Adventure Guide