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PA R K S & R E C R E AT I O N

Mansfield

N LO EW OK !

RECREATION GUIDE WINTER 2011

www.mansfieldparks.com • 817-453-5420


welcome table of contents Preschool

3-5

Youth & Teen

6-8

Adult

9-12

Senior Programs

14-16

Senior Trips & Tours

17

Facilities Map

18

mac holiday closings

Rental Info

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Nov. 23 Nov. 24-25 Dec. 23 Dec. 24-25 Dec. 31 Jan. 1

Policies & Regulations

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Special Events

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hours of operation Monday - Friday 9 am to 9 pm Saturday 9 am to 4 pm Sunday Closed

Closing at 5 pm Closed Closing at 5 pm Closed Closing at 6 pm Closed

The Mansfield Activities Center (MAC) provides a variety of activities for all ages. The MAC offers a full-size gymnasium with divider, a kitchen, and four multi-purpose rooms that are perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, showers, wedding receptions and more. For rental information, see page 19.

our mission is to provide a wide range of social, educational, wellness, and athletic activities for all ages that will enhance the quality of life for participants and meet the needs of the community.

sponsors

From 9 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday, the MAC is home to the Mansfield Senior Lifestyles Program servicing adults age 55 and up. Daily activities such as card-playing, nutrition program, day trips, speakers, health fairs and more are offered. For more senior information, see pages 14-17.

To become a Parks & Recreation sponsor, contact Theresa Cohagen at 817-804-5785 or email theresa.cohagen@mansfield-tx.gov.


information city facilities & departments Mansfield Activities Center

817-453-5420

Mansfield Public Library

817-473-4391

Mansfield City Hall

817-276-4200

Mansfield Public Safety

817-276-4700

Field Status Line (updated daily @ 3 PM)

817-453-1467

Parks & Public Grounds

817-473-1943

Big League Dreams (Adult Softball)

817-539-0700

Hawaiian Falls

817-853-0050

Mansfield National Golf Club

817-477-3366

parks & recreation staff Shelly Lanners

Director of Community Services

Hillary Bueker

Park Planner

Toby Fojtik

Park Superintendent

Margaret Josey

Administrative Assistant

Andrew Binz

Recreation Superintendent

Theresa Cohagen

Special Events Supervisor

Coco Garcia

Activities Center Supervisor

Jill Cannoles

Recreation Coordinator

Suzanne Newman

Senior Coordinator

For inquiries, please call 817-453-5420

youth associations Mansfield Youth Baseball Association 817-533-4270 www.myba.com Mansfield Girls Softball Association 817-473-6877 www.mgsa.com Mansfield Soccer Association 817-473-1177 www.mansfieldsoccer.org

Mansfield Pee Wee Football Association 817-539-0180 www.leaguelineup.com/mansfieldpwfa Mansfield Youth Basketball Association www.mansfieldbasketball.org Amy Blank 817-821-1936 mansfieldbasketball@yahoo.com

2012 Season (Walk-In) Registration Dates

youth recreation scholarships The City of Mansfield Youth Recreation Scholarship Program is designed to help children in families with limited financial resources participate in City of Mansfield recreation programs and activities. Recipients of a Youth Recreation Scholarship will receive 80% off the program of their choice for that brochure. To be eligible for a scholarship, the child must: • Be a resident of the City of Mansfield • Be age 17 or younger • Meet income eligibility guidelines Download an application at www.mansfieldparks.com or pick one up at the Mansfield Activities Center.

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Registration at: Alternate Education Center (AEC) 902 E. Broad St. Mansfield, TX 76063 All youth sports in the City of Mansfield are operated by separate volunteer associations. The City of Mansfield owns and operates the athletic fields and contracts those field to the associations during each season. Athletic fields are available for rental when fields are not under contract with local sports associations.

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membership membership fees

membership

Annual MAC Card Fees

A facility identification card (MAC Card) is required for use of the facility, registration in programs, and for rental use of the facility. Everyone age 2 and older must purchase a MAC Card to participate at the Mansfield Activities Center.

Type Age Resident* Youth 2-17 $5/yr Adult 18-54 $10/yr Senior 55+ $5/yr Family** $25/yr

NonResident $12/yr $17/yr $12 $32/yr

Patrons must check in and scan their MAC Card at the front desk on each visit to the center. A patron may use their MAC Card to check out gym equipment. An annual waiver must be signed each time a membership is purchased or renewed.

how to register: in person All memberships and facility and park rentals must be done in person at the Mansfield Activities Center.

*Residency is defined as living in zip code 76063. Proof of residency (current DL, utility bill) is required. **Family is defined by living at one address. The family fee is for up to 6 members. Additional family members are $2 each.

be informed Provide your email address at the MAC Front Desk, sign up at www. mansfieldparks.com, or send an email to mac@mansfield-tx.gov to sign up for our Parks & Recreation E-Newsletter. Didn’t get a brochure in the mail? Leave your address at the front desk or email mac@mansfield-tx.gov with your mailing address to be added to our brochure mailing list.

Denotes a class that is a Smart Choice for your health and wellness needs.

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You may register for courses and programs at the MAC Front Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware that certain classes do fill quickly, so please plan ahead. Additionally, we ask that you register at least 3 business days before the start of a program. There will be a $5 late fee for any registration made less than 3 business days out. Payment is accepted by cash, check, MasterCard and Visa (with appropriate ID). You will need a current MAC Card before registering and all fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. You may join a class that is already in session, but full payment is still due. Individuals are responsible for making informed decisions regarding the products, programs, and services presented in this brochure.

how to register: online www.mansfieldparks.com To register online, you need to have an active account with the MAC and a Visa or MasterCard. Not all programs require a MAC Card, but to receive your login information you must have an established account at the MAC. Browsing for activities does not require an account. Online membership renewal is not available at this time. If you have an account, you may obtain your login ID and account PIN by calling the MAC during business hours at (817) 453-5420 or if you have previously provided an email address you may retrieve your information from the My Account tab. To establish an account or renew your MAC Card membership, you will need to visit the MAC located at 106 S. Wisteria St.


preschool arts and crafts Young Rembrandts Art Class (3.5-5Y) M Young Rembrandts instructors provide a strong nurturing learning environment that expands pre-schoolers’ image vocabulary as they draw familiar images such as fish, teddy bears, rainbows, and cowboys. We concentrate on the skills of drawing and coloring while developing fine motor skills, focus, listening, patience and spatial organization. All supplies included. www.youngrembrandts.com 12020 12/06-12/27 5-5:45 PM Tu $50 12021 01/03-01/24

5-5:45 PM

Tu $50

12022 02/07-02/28

5-5:45 PM

Tu $50

athletics FUNtastic Fitness (2-5Y) M Get your little one’s legs and imagination going. We use music, games, and props to teach how fitness is FUN! Your child will gain motor development, balance and coordination through non-stop, structured activities for maximum effectiveness. Themes change weekly to keep your child engaged and motivated! www.stretch-n-grow.com 12175 01/04-01/25 5:30-6 PM W $35 12176 02/01-02/29

5:30-6 PM

W

$43

Soccer Sparks Skills Academy (4-6Y) M There are endless benefits from your child playing soccer for fun. A positive attitude and encouragement are #1 with our coaches. Soccer can improve muscle strength, cardiovascular health, agility, coordination, balance, and promote positive weight loss. www.soccersparks.com

12210 12/07-12/14

6-6:45 PM

W

$22

12197 01/04-01/25

6-6:45 PM

W

$44

12198 02/01-02/22

6-6:45 PM

W

$44

Tiny Tikes Tennis Camp (3-6Y) M Children will learn how to play tennis using age appropriate equipment and drills. Parents are encouraged to help and participate. Please bring a junior tennis racquet to class. 12103 12/20-12/22

4-4:30 PM

Tu-Th $30

12104 01/23-02/13

4:30-5 PM

M

$45

12105 01/23-02/13

5-5:30 PM

M

$45

“Coach Sam is awesome! He’s very patient and keeps the kids focused. My son loves the class.” – Tiny Tikes Tennis Camp participant

Sports Mix (3-6Y) M Boys and girls will have the chance to try out different sports while learning the general rules of the games and how to practice good sportsmanship. Simple balance and agility drills will give players a good base of knowledge and let them have fun while learning. Sports covered are determined by instructor. www.stretch-n-grow.com 12203 01/05-03/22

5:30-6 PM

Th $109

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preschool Tiny Tots Tumbling (3-5Y) M Let Mrs. Shannon introduce your child to the exciting world of tumbling. Children will learn basic tumbling and beam skills while improving hand-eye coordination, balance and body awareness.

11903 12/02-12/23

9-9:30 AM

F

$35

11904 01/06-01/27

9-9:30 AM

F

$35

11905 02/03-02/24

9-9:30 AM

F

$35

12187 01/07-03/10

10:15-11 AM

Sa $100

Creative Dance with Mrs. Rachel (2.5-6Y) M Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet and jazz in a creative and fun way. Dancers will learn how to chasse, bouree walk, soutea and learn many other dance terms. Mrs. Rachel has a BA in dance along with 16 years of teaching experience. 12169 01/09-01/30 9:30-10 AM M $46 12166 01/09-01/30

5:45-6:15 PM M

$46

12170 02/06-02/27

9:30-10 AM

M

$46

12167 02/06-02/27

5:45-6:15 PM M

$46

Princess Ballerina Camp (3-6Y) M Our princess ballerinas will have fun with fairytale magic as we dance to our favorite princess music and fairytale songs. Girls will learn pre-ballet techniques, position, and body alignment. All while enjoying being a princess. There will be a performance for parents the last day of the session.

performing arts Little Musicmaker (1M-4Y) Provide your child with the stimulating musical environment needed to nurture their ability to create music and learn. Children and parents will learn new songs together and have opportunities to express themselves through music and movement. Fee includes CD and other instructional materials.

12188 01/05-03/22

5:30-6 PM

Th $109

Tap Dance with Mrs. Rachel (2.5-6Y) M This fun class teaches heel digs, shuffle steps, balchanges, falaps, and more. Tap dancing strengthens balance, coordination, flexibility and

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preschool more. Mrs. Rachel, has a BA in dance along with 16 years of teaching experience. 12204 01/09-01/30

9-9:30 AM

M

$46

12205 01/09-01/30

5:15-5:45 PM

M

$46

12206 02/06-02/27

9-9:30 AM

M

$46

12207 02/06-02/27

5:15-5:45 PM

M

$46

There is a one-time registration fee due to the instructor. Come to your first class for FREE! www.strollerstrides.com.

special interests Toddler Time (1M-4Y) M Toddlers, accompanied by parents, can interact and learn with other children their age in this safe, climate-controlled playtime. On a rotational basis gym mats, tumbling blocks, low balance beams, foam building blocks, gym balls, and a bounce house will be set out for play. This program is free, but everyone age 2 and older (including parents) must purchase a MAC Card to attend. NO DAY PASSES ALLOWED.

12108 12/01-12/29 9:30-10:30 AM Tu,Th $50 12109 01/03-01/31 9:30-10:30 AM Tu,Th $50 12110 02/02-02/28 9:30-10:30 AM Tu,Th $50

Register for both 12091 12/01-02/28

9-11 AM

Tu,Th

$0

Stroller Strides (15Y+) M Taught at Rose Park by specially trained instructors, Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for moms at any fitness level that they can do with their babies. It includes power walking/jogging along with intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller.

Creative Dance and Tap Dance in the same month and receive $20 OFF one of the classes.

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youth/teen athletics Home School PE M Children will learn the basics of most major sports and how fitness can be fun from former Olympic and professional soccer player, Steve Long, in an indoor atmosphere. sdlong@sbcglobal.net. Home School PE (5-9Y) 12181 12/07-12/14 12:30-1:45 PM W $15 12182 01/04-01/25

12:30-1:45 PM W

$30

12183 02/01-02/29

12:30-1:45 PM W $37.50

Home School PE (10Y+) 12184 12/07-12/14 1:45-3 PM

W

$15

12185 01/04-01/25

1:45-3 PM

W

$30

12186 02/01-02/29

1:45-3 PM

W $37.50

Soccer Sparks Skills Academy (7-10Y) M There are endless benefits from your child playing soccer for fun. A positive attitude and encouragement are #1 with our coaches. Soccer can improve muscle strength, cardiovascular health, agility, coordination, balance, and promote positive weight loss. www.soccersparks.com 12211 12/07-12/14 6:45-7:30 PM W $22 12200 01/04-01/25

6:45-7:30 PM

W

$44

12201 02/01-02/22

6:45-7:30 PM

W

$44

Cheerleading Class (4-8Y) M Gain general knowledge of the sport and acquire the necessary skills to join the squad. We will learn proper technique, arm movements, jumps, and a variety of cheers and chants. Parents are

invited to our ‘Star Studded’ Pep Rally at the end of the session. T-Shirt and pom-poms included. 12009 01/04-03/21 6:15-6:45 PM W $109

performing arts Ballet, Jazz & Hip Hop (5-9Y) M Kids, come and have a blast advancing your dance techniques. This class involves ballet barre technique, across floor moves, and different choreography center combinations of all three styles. 12163 01/09-01/30 6:15-7:15 PM M $58 12164 02/06-02/27

6:15-7:15 PM

M

$58

NEW! Drill Team Prep (11-14Y) M Work on the technique and choreography dance aspects in a drill team style, including kicks, turns, leaps and more. Choreography will include pompom, military, jazz, lyrical, and prop. 12231 01/09-01/30 7:15-8:15 PM M $58 12232 02/06-02/27 7:15-8:15 PM M $58

arts & crafts Young Rembrandts Art Class (6-12Y) Our elementary age curriculum is designed to teach basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques, and vocabulary. We help children to express their creativity in a positive and nurturing environment. You will see increased art abilities, learning skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. All supplies included. www.youngrembrandts.com 12023 12/06-12/27 6-7 PM Tu $50 12024 01/03-01/24

6-7 PM

Tu $50

12025 02/07-02/28

6-7 PM

Tu $50

special interests Safe Sitters Babysitter’s Certification (11-13Y) Safesitter® teaches adolescent babysitters how to handle crises, keep their charges secure, and how

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youth/teen to nurture and guide young children. In the process, these 11-13 year olds emerge as confident, responsible and compassionate teens and adults. The December and February classes taught at the S. Cooper St. YMCA location. 12001 12/17 YMCA 9 AM-4 PM Sa $75 12002 01/21 12003 02/25

MAC

9 AM-4 PM

Sa $75

YMCA

9 AM-4 PM

Sa $75

Fencing (10Y+) M Fencing develops discipline, balance, coordination, sportsmanship, quicker reflexes and an ability to make lightning fast analyses of tactical situations. This course covers all stages of fencing, from introduction to the weapons and equipment, rules for bouting, fencing footwork, drills and fencing under instruction. There is a $20 supply fee due to the instructor the first day of class for use of the equipment. Beginner (10Y+) 12010 01/11-02/08

5-6 PM

W

$65

12011 02/15-03/14

5-6 PM

W

$65

Intermediate & Advanced (10Y+) 12012 01/11-02/08 6-7 PM

W

$65

12013 02/15-03/14

W

$65

6-7 PM

Beginner Ice Skating (3-14Y) M Skaters will learn how to safely march, stand, fall down, get up, and forward and backward glides, swizzles, and wiggles. Bring your own skates, or rent them for free the day of class. Taught at Ice at the Parks located inside The Parks at Arlington. No MAC Card required. 12100 01/10-01/31

4:30-5 PM

Tu $49

12101 02/07-02/28

4:30-5 PM

Tu $49

Beginner 12030 01/03-02/07

7-7:45 PM

Tu $65

12032 02/14-03/20

7-7:45 PM

Tu $65

Intermediate 12031 01/07-02/11

2-2:45 PM

Sa $65

12029 02/18-03/24

2-2:45 PM

Sa $65

Private Lessons 12090 12/02-02/29

Scheduled with Instructor

$45/hr

NEW! Singing Classes (8-13Y) Are you an aspiring singer or simply wonder what it would be like to perform outside of your shower? Find out at this fun-filled course for young vocalists! Students will learn the basics of proper technique, vocal health, stage presence, and selecting songs for your voice. Through age appropriate music, students will also work on ensemble singing and blending. 12191 01/04-01/25

7-7:45 PM

W

$75

12192 02/01-02/22

7-7:45 PM

W

$75

Youth Shaolin Do Kung Fu (6-12Y) M Shaolin-Do helps students develop their physical and mental attributes using the 2,000 year old art of Shaolin-Do Kung Fu. Shaolin provides a fun environment for students to increase their perseverance, self-esteem, discipline, and respect. Our goal is to help each student achieve their martial art, health, and fitness potential. www.ntshaolin.com. Beginner (White-Yellow Belts) 12078 12/01-12/20 5:45-6:30 PM Th,Tu $30 12079 01/03-01/31 5:45-6:30 PM Tu,Th $45 12080 02/02-02/28 5:45-6:30 PM Th,Tu $40

Youth Guitar (10-17Y) Beginners will be introduced to the basic chords, tuning, and reading music. In the Intermediate class, students will learn and take home the tips to play any song with ease. Unlock your true inner talent. Guitar required.

Intermediate (Blue-Green Belts) 12081 12/01-12/20 6:30-7:15 PM Th,Tu $30 12082 01/03-01/31 6:30-7:15 PM Tu,Th $45 12083 02/02-02/28 6:30-7:15 PM Th,Tu $40

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youth/teen instructor profile Master Yang The MAC proudly celebrates Master Seung Kyu Yang’s 10th anniversary teaching Tae Kwon Do self-defense.

Advanced (Brown Belts+) 12228 12/01-12/20 7:15-8 PM

Th,Tu $30

12229 01/03-01/31 7:15-8 PM

Tu,Th $45

12230 02/02-02/28 7:15-8 PM

Th,Tu $40

Tae Kwon Do (5-16Y) M Tae Kwon Do teaches students to overcome peer pressure and succeed in a competitive world. It trains your mind and body to be strong, while emphasizing respect, concentration and self-control. Master Yang has a 7th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has coached the U.S. Tae Kwon Do demonstration team. Additional fees may apply for belt tests. Beginner 12219 01/09-01/30 5:30-6:20 PM Tu,Th $58 12220 02/02-02/28 5:30-6:20 PM Tu,Th $58

His philosophy is to teach Tae Kwon Do in a way which instills selfconfidence, discipline, and respect in our children who he believes are the future leaders of America. Master Yang has practiced various forms of martial arts for 40 years and has been teaching them for over 26 years. He graduated from Yong In University in S. Korea with a BS degree in Tae Kwon Do. He is a member of the World TKD Champion Masters Association and has served as the vice president of the Texas TKD Association. His students have included children, adults, military troops, firemen and police officers. He also currently coaches the US National TKD Demonstration Team. He holds 7th degree Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do & Hap Ki Do, a 4th degree belt in Yu Do and 3rd degree belts in Kum Do and Kick Boxing. He currently lives in Mansfield with his wife and two sons and teaches at many other facilities throughout the Metroplex. To view his TKD demonstrations and movie clips, simply search “Master Seung Kyu Yang” on YouTube.

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12222 01/02-02/28 5:45-6:35 PM M

$35

12223 02/06-02/27 5:45-6:35 PM M

$35

Advanced 11733 01/05-01/31 6:25-7:15 PM Tu,Th $58 11734 02/02-02/28 6:25-7:15 PM Tu,Th $58

Kids Zone (6-11Y) NO school? NO problem. Join us for daily trips, games, movies, and more. Sack lunch required. Early drop off at 7:30 am available for $3/day.

11/21-11/23

8am-6pm

M,Tu,W

$35/day

Register at least one week in advance and save $5/day. 12/19-12/23*

8am-6pm

M,Tu,W,Th,F

12/26-12/30

8am-6pm

M,Tu,W,Th,F

$35/day $35/day

Register for the full week and save $10/day. *Program ends at 5 pm on 12/23. 12/21

6-9pm

W

$25

Need to do some Christmas shopping? Leave the kids ages 6-11Y with us for fun and games!


adult open gym volleyball and basketball Organized practices or personal training is not allowed during open gym times. Please see staff for rental opportunities. The gym will be open for dedicated free-play basketball several times during the week. The gym will generally be open each weekday afternoon during the hours just after school gets out. If programs or other activities in the gym cancel, then it will be open for free-play basketball. Bring your own ball or check out one of ours. MAC Card or Day Pass required. Download a gym schedule at www.mansfield-tx.gov/mac or pick one up at the front desk. No full court play. Open Gym Volleyball on Monday and Friday nights from 7 - 9 PM

arts & crafts

performing arts

Quilting 101 (18Y+) Have you always wanted to start quilting? It’s easier than you think! Come learn the basics about fabrics, folding, measuring, rotary cutting,

Guitar - Adult (18Y+) Beginners will be introduced to the basic chords, tuning, and reading music. In the Intermediate class, students will learn and take home the tips to play any song with ease. Unlock your true inner talent. Guitar required.

stiches and awesome tips of the trade. Sewing machine required. Instructor profile on page 11.

Beginner 12035 01/03-02/07

7:45-8:30 PM

Tu

$65

12036 02/14-03/20

7:45-8:30 PM

Tu

$65

12075 01/10-01/31 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Tu $47

Intermediate 12033 01/07-02/11

2:45-3:30 PM Sa

$65

12076 02/07-02/23 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Tu $47

12034 02/18-03/24

2:45-3:30 PM Sa

$65

12044 01/05-01/26 6-8 PM

Th $47

12045 02/07-02/28 6-8 PM

Th $47

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adult Private Lessons 12242 12/01-02/29

Scheduled with Instructor

$45/hr

special interests Ballroom Dancing - Beginning (18Y+) M Does ‘Dancing with the Stars’ get your feet moving, but you just don’t know where to start? If so, this class is for you. Learn ballroom dances like the Rumba and the Cha-Cha. Partner required. 12007 01/02-02/06 7:30-8:30 PM M $30 12008 02/13-03/19

7:30-8:30 PM

M

$30

MAC Camera Club (18Y+) Come fellowship and learn techniques and tips with fellow photography enthusiasts. $10 annual membership fee. 12173 01/10

7:15-9 PM

Tu

$0

12174 02/14 7:15-9 PM Tu $0 Tae Kwon Do - Adult (18Y+) M Tae Kwon Do incorporates concentration, discipline, and confidence and will help get you into shape while you learn and de-stress. Your instructor is a 7th degree black belt. Additional fees may occur for belt tests. 12225 01/05-01/31 7:20-8:10

Tu,Th $58

12226 02/02-02/28 7:20-8:10

Tu,Th $58

Shaolin Do Kung Fu - Adult (18Y+) M Students practice open-hand forms, self-defense, weapons, sparring, meditation, strength-training, and aerobic conditioning. This dynamic approach allows for rapid advancement in fighting skill, balance, dexterity, and endurance. www.ntshaolin.com. Beginner 12084 12/05-12/21 6:30-7:30 PM M,W $30 12085 01/02-01/30

6:30-7:30 PM M,W

$45

12086 02/01-02/29

6:30-7:30 PM M,W

$45

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Advanced 12087 12/05-12/21

7:30-9 PM

M,W

$30

12088 01/02-01/30

7:30-9 PM

M,W

$45

12089 02/01-02/29

7:30-9 PM

M,W

$45

wellness Flow Yoga (18+) M Open to all levels, our class focuses on an exploration of basic yoga poses and how to connect them through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Therapeutic in nature, you will learn techniques to help you gain flexibility and immerse yourself in a relaxing state. 12026 12/01-12/22 9-10 AM Tu,Th

$40

12027 01/03-01/31 9-10 AM Tu,Th

$50.50

12028 02/02-02/28 9-10 AM Tu,Th

$45

Glutes, Guts & Guns (15Y+) M Sweat off calories like crazy while building lean muscle and burning fat. All activities are


adult structured so that you can choose the appropriate intensity for your fitness level.

instructor profile

12178

12/07-12/14

7-8 PM

W

$14

Lori Tompkins

12179

01/04-01/25

7-8 PM

W

$28

12180

02/01-02/29

7-8 PM

W

$35

Lori Tompkins is one of the MAC’s newest instructors. She began teaching a quilting class in October. Lori was born in Marianna, FL and was raised all over as an Air Force Brat. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 1984 with a degree in Interior Design and worked for AAFES, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, as a Visual Merchandiser for about 16 years. Her husband, who was also an Air Force Brat, is currently working for the AAFES. Working with AAFES they have been fortunate enough to live all over the world and Lori says, “It has been very exciting!” They lived in Okinawa before moving to Midlothian in February 2010. She says she started quilting in 2004 because she wanted to “do something for me.” She taught quilting classes while in Okinawa and has taught at some of the local quilting shops since moving to Texas. She says, “I love to get others as excited about quilting as I am. When you make a quilt, it is a part of you! Seeing the quilt come together and the joy on the quilter’s face is priceless.” She has 3 little white dogs, Comet, Sumo and Samurai.

Martial Conditioning (16Y+) M Sifu Nathan Harman will guide you through exercises and routines practiced by the Shaolin Monks for centuries. These exercises use your own bodyweight to work the entire body as a unit, with a focus on the core muscles, abs, back and legs. 12095 12/03-12/17 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Sa $15 12096 01/07-01/28 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Sa $15 12097 02/04-02/18 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Sa $15

NEW! Pi-Yo (14Y+) M Come experience the NEWEST form of Pilates, done Standing as well as on the mat, mixed with your favorite Yoga asana for maximum stretching and toning. This class will be both familiar and new, and bring a fresh approach to your traditional Pilates and Yoga class. Come experience the fun, and feel the difference! 12098 01/03-02/07

6-7 PM

Tu

$50

12099 02/14-03/20

6-7 PM

Tu

$50

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adult Water Fitness (18Y+) M Improve health and restore vitality with water exercise! All levels of fitness can benefit from exercising with buoyancy equipment in the heated indoor pool at Physical Therapy of Mansfield, 1580 Hwy 287 North. The ability to swim is not necessary. No MAC card required. 12/05-02/27 10-10:50 AM

M $4.50/class date

Tai Chi (18Y+) M Tai Chi Chuan actually means ‘Grand Ultimate Fist’ in Chinese. It was the ultimate fighting art for one reason. Learn to improve yourself through relaxation, increased body awareness, balance and flexibility, while also learning to defend oneself with minmal use of effort by applying the concept of accomodation. For more info go to www.ntshaolin.com.

12/06-02/28 5:30-6:20 PM Tu $4.50/class date 12/07-02/29 10-10:50 AM

W $4.50/class date

12/07-02/29 11:15 AM-12 PM W $4.50/class date 12/01-02/23 5:30-06:20 PM Th $4.50/class date 12/02-02/24 10-10:50 AM

F $4.50/class date

12/03-02/11 10-10:50 AM Sa $4.50/class date Slow & Easy Water Fitness

M

12092 12/01-12/17

8-9 PM

Th, Sa

$30

12093 01/05-01/26

8-9 PM

Th, Sa

$35

12094 02/02-02/23

8-9 PM

Th, Sa

$35

12/07-02/29 11:15 AM-12 PM Sa $4.50/class date Zumba® Fitness (14Y+) M Come join the Party! Join an exhilarating, infectious, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorieburning fitness party. Zumba® Fitness blends redhot international dance music with contagious steps to form a get-healthy addiction. This program is offered for people of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Let the music move you! 12004 12/01-12/22

6-7 PM

M,Tu,Th $30

12005

01/03-01/31

6-7 PM

M,Tu,Th $35

12006

02/02-02/28

6-7 PM

M,Tu,Th $35

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Please register at least 3 business days before a program starts to avoid a $5 late fee. Spots fill quickly, so register today!


info

TAAF Female and Male Athletes of the Year On September 15th, the Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation recognized Alexus Wilhite and William Michael Jones II as the 2011 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Athletes of the Year in Mansfield. Alexus Wilhite and William Michael Jones II participate on the Mansfield Express Track and Field Team which is offered through the Mansfield Activities Center. On October 20, 2011, Alexus was named the TAAF Region 4 Female Athlete of the Year. She outshined approximately 2,000 other athletes to earn this award. Congratulations to Alexus and Michael! Pictured: Coach: Henry Anderson Alexus Wilhite William Michael Jones II Coach: Gina Anderson 9

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seniors arts & crafts Ceramics Share your skills and learn new talents about making ceramics. You may work independently or learn from other ceramic participants. You will provide your own supplies such as paints and molds and can fire your products made in class in the kilns. Class fee should be paid before the first class of each month. 11479 12/01-12/29 9 AM-12 PM

Tu, Th $5

11480 01/03-01/26 9 AM-12 PM

Tu, Th $5

11481 02/02-02/28 9 AM-12 PM

Tu, Th $5

11506 12/05-12/26 9 AM-12 PM

M

$5

11507 01/02-01/30 9 AM-12 PM

M

$5

11508 02/06-02/27 9 AM-12 PM

M

$5

performing arts A Choired Talent Do you love to sing? If so, come join ‘A Choired Talent’. ‘A Choired Talent’ is a choir group for individuals 55+. You don’t have to have a background in music or prior experience singing in the choir. This group will practice every week and perform frequently out in the community.

Porcelain Dolls Learn the fine technique of creating your very own porcelain doll. The finished product will take you through pouring and firing the doll and making ready to dress. 11502 12/01-12/29 9 AM-12 PM

Th

$5

11503 01/05-01/26 9 AM-12 PM

Th

$5

11504 02/02-02/23 9 AM-12 PM

Th

$5

Stepping Stones Learn to make stained glass stepping stones. Senior volunteers will guide you all the way to a finished product. After the first class, you will provide your own supplies.

11472 12/07-02/29 10-11 AM

W

$0

special interests Bingo Do you like to win? Come play Bingo on Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:30 am for a half hour. Every Friday at 11:00 am, we play Bingo for a full hour. You won’t want to miss this every week! Bridge Are you a Bridge-playing enthusiast? Six or seven tables are always up for an afternoon of challenging strategy at 12:30 pm on Wednesdays. A couple of tables usually play after lunch on Fridays just for fun. Advance notice required. Call 817-453-5420 ext. 2227.

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seniors Canasta Every Thursday at 12:30 pm, you can learn the fine art of the game of Canasta. The veteran players take time out from their serious playing time to teach the beginner who wants to gain a better understanding of Canasta. No advance reservation required. Daily Lunch Program You can enjoy not having to cook by coming to lunch for a hot, nutritious meal. Lunch is served daily at noon. A one-day advance reservation is required but many times drop-ins get to eat too. There is a requested donation of $2 per meal for persons 60 and over and $6 for persons 59 and under. To register please call 817-453-5420 ext. 2227 or signup in person by 10:00am one day prior. Devotional Singing Do you love to sing? Do you play an instrument? Our volunteers lead the singing and play the instruments. Every Tuesday at 11:30 am, they can be heard playing anything from old time gospel to those popular songs you grew up with. So make plans to join in with your talent or merely sit back and enjoy.

You must pre-register in person at the MAC. Show your AARP Card for a $2 discount. Drop in Fellowship Come in anytime from 9 am - 12 noon for a 10 cent cup of coffee and lots of friendly folks to visit with. Enjoy a pick-up game of skipbo, dominoes or any number of board games or cards. Line Dancing, Basic Beginner M Come learn basic step-by-step instructions that will have you dancing in no time. Line dancing is fun and can be a great workout. 12017 12/05-12/26 12:30-1:30 PM M $10 12018 01/02-01/30 12:30-1:30 PM M $10 12019 02/06-02/27 12:30-1:30 PM M $10 Line Dancing, Beginner M This class is for the beginner students. Students will learn line dance steps along with the dances to a variety of music. Come join us and learn to have fun and stay active. 11635 12/05-12/26 1:30-3 PM M $10 11636 01/02-01/30 1:30-3 PM

M

$10

11637 02/06-02/27 1:30-3 PM

M

$10

Line Dancing, Intermediate M This is an intermediate line dancing class. Students need to know basic line dance steps. Learn dances to go to Jamborees and really have fun.

Drivers Safety Program (55Y+) Do you want to lower your insurance? This is a defensive driving class for persons over 50. Learn techniques to be a safer driver and get that discount on your insurance. Course will not erase a ticket! MAC card or day pass required.

11638 12/07-12/28 1-3 PM W

$12

11639 01/04-01/25 1-3 PM W

$12

11640 02/01-02/29 1-3 PM W

$12

Mahjong Every Thursday at 1:00 pm, you can come join in a game of Mahjong. The players will take time to teach the beginner who wants to gain a better understanding. No advance reservation required.

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seniors special events Holiday Breakfast Come get into the holiday spirit with a delightful breakfast. There will be plenty of pancakes, sausage, fruit, danishes, coffee, juice and more. 11488 12/19 9-10:30am M

$0

Open Card Playing Enjoy your favorite card game or learn a new one from one of our many card game enthusiasts. Favorites are Pinochle, Skip-Bo, Bridge and Uno. Pinochle Class Come join in a morning game of pinochle Monday through Friday. Tax Appointments AARP will be providing a free tax return service to senior citizens. Call or stop by to schedule your appointment, 817453-5420.

wellness Blood Pressure Checks You can save a trip to the doctor’s office by letting our volunteer medical professional check your blood pressure. 11475

12/06-02/28

10:30-11:30 AM Tu

$0

Cardio Fitness M Do you want to get your heart rate going and burn some calories? Do you want to stay active and healthy? This is a low impact, non-contact cardiovascular workout. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Call 817-453-5420 ext 2227 for more information. Light and Easy Exercise You are never too old to exercise with this group! This routine takes place in a seated position incorporating some standing exercises as well. It is truly light and easy but also beneficial. Walk and Talk Grab a buddy and come walk around the indoor gymnasium and be protected from all the elements. Walk at your own pace, visit with a friend, and stay fit on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am - 10 am.

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trips & tours trips and tours

Winstar Casino Jackpots are plentiful at the new Winstar Casino just across the Oklahoma border. Ride the

Holiday Lights Tour The One Must See Event of the Season! We will eat at The Oasis (dutch) and then head over to the Prairie Lights. 11490

12/13

4:30-8:30 PM

Tu

$10

Choctaw Casino You can take it slow with their 5 cent gaming machines, or try to break the bank on a $25 machine! So whether your casino choice is large or small, come join us as we ride on a deluxe

motor coach from the MAC to the Casino. Must be 18 years old or older to attend. Purchase includes transportation plus any Choctaw promotions for that day. No MAC Card needed. Registration deadline is 9 pm the Monday prior to the trip. 11482

02/06

9 AM-7:30 PM

M

deluxe motor coach from the MAC to the Casino. Enjoy lots of time to gamble at the slot machines or off track racing. Fee includes transportation and whatever promotion Winstar is offering at that time. Registration deadline is 9 pm the Monday prior to the trip. 11510 01/12 8 AM-5 PM Th $15

$15

weekly calendar of senior activities MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

9 - 12:00 Stepping Stones Class

9 - 12:00 Ceramics Class

9 - 10:00 Walk & Talk

9 - 12:00 Ceramics Class

9 - 10:00 Walk & Talk

9 - 10:00 Walk & Talk

10:30 Blood Pressure Checks

10 - 11:00 A Choired Talent Group Choir

9 - 12:00 Porcelain Dolls Class

11:00 Bingo

11 - 11:20 Light ‘n Easy Exercise

10:30 - 11:00 Cardio Fitness

11 - 11:20 Light ‘n Easy Exercise

10:30 - 11:30 Shopping Trip

11:30 Bingo

11 - 11:20 Light ‘n Easy Exercise

12:00 Lunch

11:30 - 12:00 Devotional Singing

12:00 Lunch

11 - 11:20 Light ‘n Easy Exercise

1:00 Bunco

12:00 Lunch

12:30 - 3:00 Bridge

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Rummy

11:30 Bingo

10:30 - 11:00 Cardio Fitness

12:00 Lunch 12:30 Rummy 12:30 - 3:00 Bridge

12:30 Canasta 1:00 Mahjong 9

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facilities map

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facility rentals park rental fees To rent a pavilion at the park: • • • •

Renter must be 21+ years Requests made in person at least 2 weeks in advance 2 hour minimum Renter agrees to be on site for the duration of the rental (Mansfield residency not required)

MAC facility rental fees To rent a room at the MAC:

Facility

Hourly Fee/Max Fee

Located at:

Small Pavilion $10/hr $50 for 5+ hrs

Katherine Rose Park McClendon Park West McClendon Park East McKnight Park West

Large Pavilion $25/hr, $125 for 5+ hrs

Katherine Rose Park Town Park

Amphitheater

Town Park

$40/hr, $200 for 5+ hrs

All rental fees are due at the time of booking. All rentals subject to supervisor approval. Full policies available online or at the MAC Front Desk.

Athletic field rental fees Athletic fields are available for rent when fields are not under contract with local sports associations. $10/hr per field $18/hr extra for lights per field

Contact the Mansfield Activities Center at (817) 453-5420 to check availability.

• • • • •

Renter must be 21+ years Renter must have a current MAC Card (or purchase one) $100 refundable damage deposit (in addition to rental fees) Requests made in person at least 2 weeks in advance May be required to have an off duty officer

Room

Fee Capacity

A/B Room B Room A Room C Room Craft Room Kitchen (available with

$40 per hour $30 per hour $20 per hour $20 per hour $20 per hour $10 per hour B or A/B)

Full-Court Gym (after hours only)

$50 per hour

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Half-Court $25 per hour Gym All rental fees are due at booking. Deposit and MAC Card fees (if necessary) are due when the rental request is made. 3 hour minimum for after-hours rentals. Tables and chairs are available for use, but renter is responsible for set up and tear down and must include such time in their rental. Facility is available for rental 9 am to 9 pm daily. Renter agrees to be on site for the duration of the rental. Full policies available online or at the MAC Front Desk. All rentals subject to supervisor approval.

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rules & regulations MAC rules: • Everyone must present their MAC Card or purchase a $2 day pass upon entering the facility. If you forget your MAC Card, you can buy a day pass for $2 or a replacement card for $2.50. • A guest pass is available for $2. • Anyone 17 years of age or younger must have a parent or guardian 21 or older purchase their MAC Card or day pass. • Smoking is not allowed inside the facility or within 30 feet of any entrance. • Food and drink are allowed in designated areas only. • Profanity and/or fighting are prohibited. • Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 21 or older after 6 pm unless they are in an organized activity. • Children ages 7 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 21 or older at all times. • Organized sports practices and personal training are not allowed during open gym hours. • Roller blades, skateboards, and heelies are not allowed in the building. • Children who have been suspended or expelled from school may not be in the MAC during school hours unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Withdrawal, Cancellation and Refund Guidelines The withdrawal, cancellation and refund policy pertains to all Parks and Recreation Department programs unless otherwise noted in the program description. If you are not satisfied with a program, please speak with a supervisor so that we may correct the problem, if applicable. Withdrawal Request Received

Submit a Withdrawal Program Form* to...

Withdrawal Fees Charged

Program cancelled by MAC

No need to complete form

No Fees Charged

Four (4) days or more before the start date of the program...

• • •

MAC Front Desk Staff Email to mac@ mansfield-tx.gov Fax to the MAC at 817-453-8516

No Fees Charged

Three (3) day or less before the start date of the program...

• • •

MAC Front Desk Staff Email to mac@ mansfield-tx.gov Fax to the MAC at 817-453-8516

$5 Withdrawal Fee

On or after the start date of the program...

• • •

MAC Front Desk Staff Email to mac@ mansfield-tx.gov Fax to the MAC at 817-453-8516

$5 Withdrawal Fee + pro-rated fee per class and any incurred charges

After the last scheduled dated of the program...

• No requests accepted • (Instructors have been paid for all programs)

No money returned

* A Program Withdrawal Form must be filled out for any program withdrawal done at any time after the original registration date. The form may be found at the MAC Front Desk or online at www.mansfieldparks.com (see left column). Medical Refunds will be approved on a case by case basis when the Program Withdrawal Form is submitted in a timely manner. Refunds are processed weekly and returned according to payment type. Credit card refunds are sent back to the card that made payment; cash and check refunds are sent back by check to the address on file. Processing refunds can take up to 3-4 weeks via check and 7-10 days via credit card. You can also choose to leave a credit on your account for future use.


library The Mansfield Public Library, located at 104 S. Wisteria Street, is adjacent to and north of the Mansfield Activities Center. Library hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am - 6 pm Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 8 pm Saturday – 10 am - 4 pm

Online Catalog Access Mansfield Public Library’s online catalog via the library’s home page: www.mansfield-tx.gov/departments/library. Select “Online Library Catalog.” If you would like to reserve an item that is currently checked-out, you can access your account with your library barcode number. Resources Available @ Your Library Wi-Fi Access, Internet Computers and Online Research Databases Meeting and Study Rooms Books, Audiobooks, Newspapers and Magazines Mansfield Reads! The ninth annual Mansfield Reads! event will be in March. Check www.mansfieldreads.org for all the details.

Volunteers If you are at least 12 years old and interested in volunteering at the library, please contact (817) 473 4391. Check www.mansfield-tx.gov/ departments/library for updates.

Storytimes Storytime for Tots (Infants to 3 years) Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 to 6) Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Book Club “As the Page Turns” Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

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events

hometown holidays Friday, December 2 5 - 9 p.m. at City Hall • Snow hill • Fireworks after the tree lighting • 5:30 p.m. - Santa arrives • Food, children’s activities, entertainment • Fort Worth Zoo penguins • The Muppet Christmas Carol showing at the MAC. • Bring cash - no ATM on site

Saturday, December 3 • 8 a.m. - Kiwanis Falalala 5k (for more info, www.falalala5k.com or call 817-313-4363) • 2:30 p.m. - Hometown Holidays Parade in Historic Downtown Sponsored by • Parade applications at www.mansfield-tx.gov

For more info, visit www.mansfield-tx.gov or call 817-453-5420

Hometown Holidays parade map

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events winter walk

Winter Walk is a FREE annual event held in the Walnut Creek Linear Park that promotes physical activity and

Sponsored by

Saturday, January 28, 2012 Start: 10 a.m. at Katherine Rose Memorial Park End:

Town Park

Free Activities • • • • • • •

Blood pressure checks Balloon clowns Pet toy giveaways 5-minute massages Healthy snacks and drinks MISD student nutrition program Children’s entertainment

a healthy life style. Participants are encouraged to run, jog, walk or bike the Walnut Creek Linear Park. This year the route will begin at Rose Park. The walk ends at Town Park with FREE activities and snacks. Dogs on leashes and strollers welcome.

First 100 participants will receive a free gift. For more information, call the MAC at 817-453-5420.

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events november MAC Winter Open House Register for any winter program at 10% off, in-person or online at www.mansfieldparks.com.

Kids Zone MISD Thanksgiving Holiday Break 21st-23rd No school? No problem. Join us at the MAC for holiday fun and festivities. $35/child each day, 8 am - 6 pm

Kids Zone (6-11Y) MISD Holiday Break December 19-23rd No school? No problem. Join us at the MAC for holiday fun and festivities. $35/child each day or $125 for the whole week, 8 am - 6 pm

Kids Zone (6-11Y, evening session) Parents, GO SHOP! December 21st Parents, bring your 6 - 11 year old to the MAC to have fun while you finish your holiday shopping. $25/child, 6 - 9 pm

Kids Zone (6-11Y) MISD Holiday Break December 26th-30th No school? No problem. Join us at the MAC for holiday fun and festivities. $35/child each day or $125 for the whole week, 8 am - 6 pm

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december Hometown Holidays

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See ad on pg 22 for details.

Hometown Holidays Parade Starts at 2:30. See map and other details page 22.

3

january Winter Walk This city event is from 9 - Noon See page 23 for more details.

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february MAC Spring Open House Register for any spring program at 10% off, in-person or online a www.mansfieldparks.com

11th Annual Father-Daughter Little Sweetheart Dance Join us in 2012 for an “Enchantment Under the Sea� themed dance. Keepsake photos, snacks, dancing, games and more! $30/couple, $10 late fee applies starting on February 13th.

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Hometown Holidays

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