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Mansfield

RECREATION GUIDE

Parks & Recreation

Fall 2017

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Let’s Be Friends! New Downtown Music Festival No Age Limit on MAC Fun Classrooms without Walls Seniors on the Move


Welcome Welcome to the Fall 2017 Recreation Guide. We’ve got the inside scoop on camps, classes and events for everyone in the family, from toddlers to grandparents, and everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss a minute of fun. Table of contents Parks & Rec News . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Preschool Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Youth/Teen Programs . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Summer Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Nature Education . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Facility Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Library Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Hours of Operation Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday Closed Holiday Closings Sept 4

Labor Day Thanksgiving

Nov 23-26

Save the date Fall Discount Day Music Alley Arts & Music Festival Night on the Town Boo Bash

Aug 17 Sept 9 Oct 7 Oct 27

City facilities & departments Mansfield Activities Center 817-728-3680 Mansfield Public Library 817-728-3690 Mansfield City Hall 817-276-4200 Mansfield Public Safety 817-276-4700 Field Status Line 817-453-1467 (updated daily @ 3:00 PM) Parks & Public Grounds 817-473-1943 Big League Dreams (adult softball) 817-539-0700 FieldhouseUSA 682-307-5220 Hawaiian Falls 817-853-0050 Mansfield National Golf Club 817-477-3366 Follow us on817-728-3680 Twitter Facility Rentals

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REGISTRATION MEMBERSHIP A MAC Card is required for MAC facility use, rentals and registration for programs held at the MAC for all guests age 2 and up and is valid for one year from date of purchase. MAC Cards can be purchased online at mansfieldparks.com or in person at the Mansfield Activities Center. Residents receive a discounted rate and are defined as living in zip code 76063; proof of residency required (driver’s license or utility bill). Family membership covers up to six members of the family at the same address; additional family members $2 each. Annual MAC Card Fees

Age

Resident

Non-resident

Youth

2 – 17

$10

$17

Adult

18 – 54

$15

$22

Senior

55+

$10

$17

$35

$50

$3/day

$6/day

Family Daily Guest Pass

PROGRAM & Class Enrollment Visit the MAC to create an account and register for programs, or save 5% off all fees by going online to mansfieldparks.com and selecting online registration to create your online profile, purchase memberships and register for programs. NATURE EDUCATION REGISTRATION MAC membership fees are not required for registration in Nature Education programs. Register for Nature Education classes and events in person at the MAC or online at mansfieldparks.com and select online registration. Discounts are available on many Nature Education programs with a MAC membership. PAYMENT Payment is accepted by cash, check or major credit card and is due in full at the time of registration. Online registration accepts credit card only. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Register by 9pm at least 3 business days before any event or program begins to take advantage of our $5 early bird discount. Keep an eye out for Discount Day each quarter, where all program registrations are 10-15% off. (see guide for the upcoming date) SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available for children in families with limited financial resources to participate in MAC recreation programs and activities. Recipients will receive 80% off one program of their choice each guide. Applicants must be Mansfield residents under the age of 17 and meet certain income requirements; applications are available at mansfieldparks.com.

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MAC RENTALS Current MAC members 21Y+ may rent rooms or gymnasiums for parties and special events. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and all rental fees plus $100 deposit are due at the time of booking. All rentals are subject to approval; see website or MAC front desk for more details. Hourly Fee

Capacity

Pecan/Cypress Room

$50/$55

160

Cypress Room

$40/$45

111

Pecan Room

$30/$35

49

Oak Room

$30/$35

49

Magnolia Room

$30/$35

49

Kitchen (available with Cypress or Pecan/Cypress)

$15/$20

Full-court Gym (after hours only)

$60/$70

Half-court Gym

$30/$35

MAC Facility Rental Fees

Resident/Non-Resident

PARK RENTALS Park pavilions and athletic fields are available to rent by individuals 21Y+ of age (Mansfield residency not required). Reservations for park pavilions must be made at least 7 days in advance and all rental fees are due at the time of booking. Athletic fields are available on a limited basis and may not be rented for more than 14 days in advance. All rentals are subject to approval; see website or MAC front desk for more details. park rental Fees

Mansfield City Council 2017 David L. Cook Mayor Brent Newsom Place 2 Stephen Lindsey Place 3 Darryl Haynes Place 4 Cory Hoffman Place 5/Mayor Pro Tem Terry Moore Place 6 Larry Broseh Place 7 Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation 2017 Harold Bell President Wendy Collini Vice President Wayne Lee Treasurer Dee Davey Bob Kowalski Sandra Hightower Neal Shaw City of Mansfield Management Team 2017 Clayton Chandler City Manager Shelly Lanners Deputy City Manager Peter Phillis Deputy City Manager Joe Smolinski Deputy City Manager Bill Lane Director of Legal Services

Parks & Recreation Staff

Resident

Non-resident

Small Pavilions Located at Katherine Memorial Rose Park, McClendon Park West, McClendon Park East, McKnight Park West and Clayton W. Chandler Park

$10/hr. or $50 for 5+ hrs.

$15/hr. or $75 for 5+ hrs.

large Pavilions Located at Katherine Memorial Rose Park, Town Park and Clayton W. Chandler Park

$25/hr. or $125 for 5+ hrs.

$35/hr. or $175 for 5+ hrs.

Lisandra Keller Administrative Assistant

amphitheater Located at Town Park

$40/hr. or $200 for 5+ hrs.

$50/hr. or $250 for 5+ hrs.

Andrew Binz Recreation Superintendent

athletic Fields

$15/hr. per field; $25/hr. extra for lights per field

$20/hr. per field; $35/hr. extra for lights per field

Matt Young Parks and Recreation Director James Fish Senior Park Planner J. Christopher Ray Park Planner Toby Fojtik Park Superintendent Ann Beck Marketing & Communications Manager Angie Henley Special Event Manager Tiffany Gorrell Nature Education Supervisor Coco Garcia Activities Center Manager Greg Guse Recreation Services Supervisor Suzanne Newman Senior Coordinator

CANCELATIONS In the event a program is canceled by MAC staff or by participant four or more days before the start date, all refunds will be issued in full. Refunds requested less than 4 days prior to start date will be subject to withdrawal fees and/or pro-rated class fees. Medical refunds will be approved on a case-by-case basis when the request is submitted in a timely manner. All refunds must be either requested in person or submitted by email, online or fax. Refunds are processed weekly and returned according to payment type. See website or MAC front desk for full policies and details.

Sponsors

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Mary Jones Program Coordinator

Our Mission 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 while providing a consistently high level of customer service. fall 2017 2


PARKS & rec news

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You’ve Got a Friend in Parks You look forward to each quarter’s new Recreation Guide, pick up flyers at the MAC, and check the city website calendar when making big plans, right? Good news! We’ve made it even easier to keep up with the Mansfield Parks & Recreation Department, and the answer is probably already at your fingertips. Yes, your Facebook feed just got a whole lot sunnier, thanks to the brand new Mansfield Parks & Recreation page! Find us at Facebook.com/ MansfieldTxParks and follow our page for the latest updates on programs and events, sneak peeks at park projects and construction updates, and photos of your friends and neighbors enjoying our Gold Medal parks system and awardwinning recreation programs! Mansfield residents know our parks are second to none, and now we’re thrilled to share it with the rest of the world.

Online Registration Now Live We’ve all been there. You see a class in the Recreation Guide that looks amazing, and know your kids would love. Flag the page to go into the MAC the next day and sign up, and set the book aside. Pretty soon, two weeks have passed, your dream class is all booked up and you never even got an account set up. We understand, and we’re here to help! Now online accounts can be created, memberships purchased and most program registrations completed ALL online! No need to go into the MAC just to get a login or

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purchase an annual membership, simply visit MansfieldParks.com and select Online Registration to begin the process. Creating a free online account is a simple process with easy to follow steps. Once the account has been created, purchase a membership to enroll in MAC programs. The membership purchase must be completed (paid for) before the system will allow online program registration. Nature Education programs and MAC events held off site do not require MAC membership and can begin online enrollment immediately. Remember, online program registration always saves 5% over in person registration, so you’re not only saving time but money too! And best of all, no more missed classes or forgotten events…you can do it all from the comfort of your home!

Mansfield Rocks Special Events Our city’s largest and most popular events of the year, the Red, White & Rockin’ Kids Triathlon and Rockin’ 4th of July, were both huge successes this year, with record crowds of happy residents. The weather was perfect, the music popping, and the fireworks exploding as our tenth annual event wrapped up on July 3 at Big League Dreams Mansfield. Never content to take a break, our special events team is now busy working on the brand new music & arts festival coming to Historic Downtown Mansfield this September. Read more about this on page 5.

Park Updates Big & Small The last few months have seen updates to many of your neighborhood parks, from massive remodels to tiny additions, our crews are always working to improve your experience! Skinner Sports Complex was officially dedicated in April in the honor of longtime Mansfield Parks and Facilities Development Corporation board member Michael L. Skinner. Mr. Skinner’s work was instrumental in growing our parks to the Gold Medal quality system our residents know and love today, and he and his family were on hand to accept the well-deserved honor. Clayton W. Chandler Park has been under construction all year, but opened at the end of the summer to rave reviews. New features include Mansfield’s first splash pad and skate spot, making this the city’s hottest (or coolest!) destination. Guests can also enjoy the paved walking trail with fitness equipment, gorgeous pond with fishing docks and covered pavilions, great for event rentals. In smaller news, many of our parks have seen little updates; additions of equipment or repairs. The big remodels can’t come as often as we’d like, but our staff is constantly finding little ways to keep everything running in tip top shape and exactly as our residents need. That was certainly the case at Donald R. Barg Park, where Mansfield kindergartener Maggie Fortner wrote a letter requesting swings. The city listened and responded, and Maggie was on hand to cut the ribbon on her new equipment this June. A simple solution to a simple problem, but Mansfield’s response time is, of course, second to none.

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A little bit country, a little bit rock & roll… plus a little bit of salsa, a little bit of hip-hop and a whole lot of arts & culture! It might sound like a crazy mix, but it’s all coming together in perfect harmony for the City of Mansfield’s newest event. Music Alley is a one day free music & arts festival scheduled for Saturday, September 9, in Historic Downtown that will feature four stages of live music, artist exhibitions and displays, and plenty of food and drink to make for a fun, family-friendly hometown event celebrating all the arts our community has to offer. The festival is a joint effort between the city and the Mansfield Arts

theater and dance, to Mansfield and make it accessible for everyone. We’ve built such a great variety of options; there truly will be something for everyone.” Artists from around the area have been invited to participate in our live art exhibition, where each will create a painting or mixed media piece during the festival. Guests can watch the masterpiece unfold in real-time, and bid to purchase the finished product! The Artist Alley features our special guest Jimmy Don Holmes, a metal artist frequently featured on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, who will be on hand to meet fans and showcase his work.

Special Events

Music Alley Rocks Downtown

Commission, a new city board. “The art commission exists to promote, support, enhance, and expand arts and culture opportunities in Mansfield to improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors,” said Rosie Gilbert, Cultural Arts Coordinator for the Mansfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The long-term goal is to build Mansfield into a regionally recognized destination for cultural activities. This festival is a great way to bring a wide variety of art programming, including music, art,

Twinkle toes or two left feet? All are welcome to cut a rug on our 400 square foot dance floor. Instructors will be on hand throughout the festival to teach basic dance steps in a variety of styles including country, salsa and swing, just before each band takes that stage. Budding shutterbugs ages 5-100 can submit digital photographs to the Music Alley Photography Contest for a chance to win special prizes, as well as the recognition of having your work on display at the event. Photographs can be people, animals or landscapes; anything the artist feels represents Mansfield to them. Historic Downtown Mansfield is known for its unique collection of murals that make great photo backdrops. Music Alley takes it to the next level, with dozens of floating mural walls in and around the festival, adding a splash of art

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to every corner of the space and serving as the perfect ‘selfie station’ for guests to take a photo. A few of these murals made their debut at Mansfield’s Rockin 4th of July and guests were already in selfie mode before the night was through! Our littlest artists have not been forgotten! The Kids Alley is jam-packed with activities like magicians, puppets, an interactive drum circle, jugglers, kids’ karaoke, and a performance from School of Rock Mansfield. And of course, come hungry! Music Alley Mansfield features a full selection of food and drinks from food trucks, vendors and a complete beer and wine tent. Four Cool Stages, Six Hours of Great Music! The Lot

Mansfield Voice contest The Desparados (Eagles cover band) The Drifters

Farr Best Theatre Jay from Music Mentors Jason Ferg Scott & Steve Dance Alley Stage Country Aurora Bleu Latin Cinderblock Stage Northern National Ciity

More performers to be announced, follow Mansfield Parks on Facebook for updates.

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Special Events Family Dodgeball Night (8Y+)

Senior Art Show (55Y+) Wednesday, September 13 9 am-12 pm

Tuesday, September 12 6:30-8 pm Enjoy an evening of dodgeball with your friends and family. This popular sport is great for all ages and skill levels. All equipment provided. 7568

Music Alley Festival Saturday, September 9 4-10 pm

Music Alley is a one day music & arts festival in Historic Downtown with four stages of live music in a variety of styles, live artist exhibitions and displays, interactive art and music experiences for the whole family, and great selection of food & drink. Bands play on three stages from 4-8 pm, then the headliners, The Drifters, rock the entire crowd from The Lot Downtown at 8 pm Contact us soon to participate in our photography contest, live artist display, The Voice competition, and more! Get details and contact information at VisitMansfieldTexas.com.

09/12

6:30-8 PM

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$2

Local artists age 55+ may display paintings to be judged in categories including Portrait, Still Life, Landscape and Structure. First, second and third place ribbons are awarded in each category. There will also be an overall BEST OF SHOW awarded. Best of Show and First place winners will be displayed at City Hall for one week.

Boo Bash

7807

Friday, October 27 6-9 pm

Senior Health & Wellness Expo (55Y+)

Gather your little goblins for a hauntingly festive Halloween celebration at the MAC! Boo Bash is a carnival-style night of games, crafts, snacks and lots of candy, designed for safe and organized Halloween fun. The activities are geared toward children ages 2-6 years old, but all ages are welcome. Parents must attend with children, and anyone age 2Y+ must register. Register online and early to save; tickets will be limited at the door and are $10/person for all ages. Sign up today and get ready for some spooky, spectacular fun! 7532 10/27 6-9 PM

09/13

9 AM-12 PM

W

Free

Friday, October 13 9-11 am This event is open to seniors and their caregivers. Let local experts help you with career and volunteer placement programs, legal assistance, home care and lifestyle changes. In addition, we will offer many tests to help you stay healthy. Flu shot will be available. 10/13

9-11 AM

F

Free

$7 Ages 2-11Y $3 Ages 12+ $10 All Ages, Day of

Family Campout (All Ages)

Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 1 Coming this fall: Mansfield Parks & Recreation is excited to partner with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to offer a Texas Outdoor Family Workshop event! Join us for a two day, one night camping experience at Cedar Hill State Park that includes guided hikes, kayaking, s’mores and more. All gear and instruction is provided, only $25 per family of up to 6. 8020

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09/30-10/01

9 AM Sa-11 AM Su

$25/family

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MAC

R  ec Sports Score Big with Adults

Bump, set and spike your way to fun and fitness with adult leagues at the Mansfield Activities Center! While youth sports have been popular for years, there’s no reason the fun has to stop just because you grow up. The MAC is ready to help with a wide variety of activities and leagues aimed at adults aged young to young at heart. “The adult leagues are one of our most popular programs,” said Recreation Services Supervisor Greg Guse. “I know I personally still like to be active and especially in the group atmosphere, where getting some exercise doesn’t have to be

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such a chore. You’re not toiling away on a treadmill; you’re hanging out with your friends and having fun.”

“I get to exercise and spend time with my friends at the same time.”

-Sharla Williams

Participants agree, and flock to the MAC each season for the rotating schedule of leagues, which include volleyball (Winter and Summer), basketball (Spring and Fall) and year-round Pickleball open court, with tournaments in January and August. About 300 players participate in MAC sports each year, ensuring a good mix of competition and friendly play. As summer volleyball player Brian Craig said, the variety makes for better competition. “I’ve played rec sports at other places but I like the MAC league best because there are more teams so you don’t have to play the same team over and over again. It’s in a great location and provides a clean environment for anyone to play.”

Most MAC leagues run for six weeks plus playoffs, with all games scheduled on Tuesday evenings, making scheduling easy and consistent. Players regularly come from as far as Alvarado and Midlothian, but agree the convenience of the Mansfield Activities Center location and quality of friendly competition and overall organization make it worth the drive and keep teams returning season after season. Sharla Williams is on her fourth year in MAC sports, and said she first joined to meet new people. “I found the league in the Recreation Guide right after I’d first moved to the area and was looking for a way to get involved. Now, I’m still in it for the fun! I get to exercise and spend time with my friends at the same time.” For more information on MAC recreational leagues, see the Adult section of this issue, page 13, or call the MAC (817) 728-3680. The 5 on 5 Basketball League starts September 19, with registration now open.

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Preschool Programs Athletics/Fitness Soccer Sparks Skills Academy (2-5Y) M Dazzle with your footwork! The Soccer Sparks program fosters skill improvement and builds player confidence. Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot in a fun and encouraging environment. Soccer can improve muscle strength, cardiovascular health, agility, coordination, and balance. Saturday classes held at Philip Thompson Soccer Complex (1701 N Holland Rd)).

Ages 2-3.5Y 7866 09/09-10/07 9-9:30 AM 7867 10/28-12/02 9-9:30 AM

Sa $49/$54 Sa $49/$54

Ages 3-4Y 7871 09/09-10/07 9:35-10:05 AM Sa $49/$54 7872 10/28-12/02 9:35-10:05 AM Sa $49/$54 7873 09/13-10/11 7874 11/01-12/06

5:15-5:45 PM 5:15-5:45 PM

W $49/$54 W $49/$54

Ages 4-5Y 7878 09/09-10/07 10:10-10:55 AM Sa $49/$54 7879 10/28-12/02 10:10-10:55 AM Sa $49/$54 7880 09/13-10/11 7881 11/01-12/06

5:45-6:30 PM 5:45-6:30 PM

W $49/$54 W $49/$54

Early bird gets the worm! Register at least 3 business days before a class begins and save $5 off the registration fee. Prices are listed as early bird/regular fee.

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TGA Youth Golf & Tennis (3-5Y) M

Ballet/Tap Combo (4-6Y) M

TGA makes it fun and convenient for your child to learn both lifelong sports and help foster an enjoyment and appreciation while working on fitness and coordination. Equipment is age appropriate and each child will receive a prize at the end of class. Class held at Chandler Park (1530 N Walnut Creek Dr).

This fun and energetic class is a great introduction to the beginning steps of ballet and tap. Kids will learn basic ballet and tap steps with proper terms in a creative way, including dance routines to popular children’s songs.

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$80/$85 $80/$85

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. F F

$35/$40 $35/$40

Dance/Music NEW Mini Music (12M-4Y) Mini Music is designed to stimulate growth and development during the most formative years of life. Class supports music education and early childhood development with basic knowledge of music theory, the ability to find their singing voice and keep a steady beat, introducing music instruments, cultivating creativity through songwriting, and developing communication skills even before language is developed. 8055 09/11-11/13 8056 09/14-11/16 8057 09/16-11/18

M $47/$52 M $62/$67 M $62/$67

Creative Dance (2-3Y) M

Tiny Tumbling Tots (3-5Y) M

7891 09/01-09/22 9:05-9:35 AM 7890 10/06-10/27 9:05-9:35 AM

7860 09/11-09/25 5:50-6:50 PM 7859 10/02-10/23 5:50-6:50 PM 7858 11/06-11/27 5:50-6:50 PM

10-10:40 AM M $125/$130 10-10:40 AM Th $125/$130 10-10:40 AM Sa $125/$130

Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet and jazz in a creative and fun way. Dancers will learn how to chasse, bourree walk, sautĂŠ, and many other dance terms. Never a repeat lesson. Dancers at all levels are challenged. 7864 09/11-09/25 5:15-5:45 PM 7863 10/02-10/23 5:15-5:45 PM 7862 11/06-11/27 5:15-5:45 PM

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$37/$42 $49/$54 $49/$54

Special Interest 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, foam building blocks, gym balls, and our bounce house will be set out for play. Parents must attend with children. This program is free, but everyone age 2 and older (including parents) must purchase a MAC Card to attend (day passes are not issued for this program). 7892 09/05-11/30

9-11 AM

T/Th

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Youth & Teen Programs Arts/Crafts

Athletics/Fitness

NEW Home School Art (5-17Y)

Soccer Sparks Skills Academy (6-9Y) M

Students will be given individualized basic introductory art instruction and encouraged to grow within their chosen medium in this new MAC program designed for home schooling families. Younger students will be exposed to basic color and design elements, as well as mixing and blending colors. Using water-based paints and normal everyday items will enable them to continue their self-expression at home. For older students, basic design and color bending will be reinforced, while seeking to challenge students to move beyond their comfort zone.

Ages 5-9Y 7995 09/05-09/26 1-2 PM 7996 10/03-10/24 1-2 PM 7997 11/07-11/28 1-2 PM

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$45/$50 $45/$50 $45/$50

Ages 10-17Y 7999 09/05-09/26 2:15-3:15 PM 8000 10/03-10/24 2:15-3:15 PM 8001 11/07-11/28 2:15-3:15 PM

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$45/$50 $45/$50 $45/$50

Family Tennis Play Days (5Y+) M

Dazzle with your footwork! The Soccer Sparks program fosters skill improvement and builds player confidence. Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot in a fun and encouraging environment. Soccer can improve muscle strength, cardiovascular health, agility, coordination, and balance. Saturday classes held at Philip Thompson Soccer Complex (1701 N Holland Rd). 7885 09/09-10/07 11-11:45 AM 7886 10/28-12/02 11-11:45 AM

Sa $49/$54 Sa $49/$54

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W $49/$54 W $49/$54

6:30-7:15 PM 6:30-7:15 PM

NEW Drum Exercise (8Y+) M An exercise class everyone in the family will enjoy, this class incorporates drum sticks and a stability ball. The instructor will guide you through exercises that simulate movements of playing the drum and using the stability ball to develop core strength. Price listed is per family (register all participants). 8007 09/09-09/30 9:30-10:30 AM Sa $15/$20 8008 10/07-10/28 9:30-10:30 AM Sa $15/$20 8009 11/04-11/18 9:30-10:30 AM Sa $15/$20

i9 Basketball (4-12Y) M i9 Sports offer organized co-ed, 5 on 5 youth basketball focusing on fun, age-appropriate skills and safe play. All skill levels are welcome, there are no fundraisers or mandatory volunteering. Practices and games are held on Saturdays at the Mansfield Activities Center, all coordinated to be convenient and effective without overwhelming young athletes. This is a great way to introduce the sport or just enjoy a low-pressure, sportsmanship-centric experience. All registration is done through i9 Sports at www.i9sports.com. Fall league runs Sept 30 through November 11; season includes seven weeks of game play and a jersey. For registration visit i9sports.com

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Bring the family and join us for some tennis fun! Meets the first and third weekends September-November. A great time to learn tennis and spend time as a family. Class is held at the Chandler Park tennis courts (1530 N Walnut Creek Dr). Price listed is per family. 7591 09/02-11/18

10:30-12 PM

Sa $20/$25

Home School PE (5-18Y) M In this PE program your children will learn from former Olympic and professional soccer player, Steve Long. Your kids will get some exercise, learn the basics of most major team sports and have fun in an indoor atmosphere. For more course content information, feel free to contact Steve Long at 817-225-6272 or sdlong@sbcglobal.net or check his website at www.stevesambasoccer.com.

Ages 5-9Y 7681 09/06-09/27 12:30-1:45 PM 7680 10/04-10/25 12:30-1:45 PM 7682 11/01-11/29 12:30-1:45 PM

W $26/$31 W $35/$40 W $35/$40

Ages 10-18Y 7678 09/06-09/27 1:45-3 PM 7677 10/04-10/25 1:45-3 PM 7679 11/01-11/29 1:45-3 PM

W $26/$31 W $35/$40 W $35/$40

Hot Shots Tennis (5-10Y) M This is the perfect place to start and learn the game of tennis. All levels are welcome as we learn the skills of tennis and have fun. T-shirts are included with registration. Contact tgibbs@matatx.com for more information. 7596 10/10-11/21

4:30-5:30 PM T

$10/$15

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Youth & Teen Programs Intellect Hoops Basketball (7-14Y) M

TGA Premier Youth Tennis (5-14Y) M

NEW Turkey Burner (8Y+) M

Come develop and enhance your basketball skills as we focus on individual skills and mental toughness. Our focus will include: ball handling, shooting, defense, footwork, life skills, basketball IQ, off-ball movement, and more!

This is a perfect fit for any child looking to learn the game or sharpen their skills. TGA stands for Teach, Grow, Achieve and is the first and only National Tennis Enrichment Program in the U.S. Tennis skills will be taught and developed through physical activity, character development, and academic lessons. Class held at Chandler Park (1530 N Walnut Creek Dr).

Get ready for the big Thanksgiving meal! Have fun burning calories and making room for the turkey and stuffing. This full body cardio workout is easy for all levels and one the whole family will enjoy. Sign up for all 3 classes for $8.

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6-8 PM 6-8 PM 6-8 PM

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$70/$75 $52/$57 $52/$57

TGA Youth Tennis League (6-17Y) M This is a great next step for children who have already developed some of the fundamentals for tennis and would like to put them to use. This league brings children together to play against each other while promoting social skills and important life values including sportsmanship and self-confidence. This 8 week season includes 3 weeks of practice and 5 matches and is staffed with experienced instructors to help develop the players. The players will be broken up into age groups. Class held at Chandler Park (1530 N Walnut Creek Dr). 7601 09/10-10/29

2-5 PM

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fall Discount Day

$199/$204

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Sa $125/$130 Sa $125/$130

7609 09/07-10/12 5:30-6:30 PM Th $125/$130 7610 10/19-11/30 5:30-6:30 PM Th $125/$130

Yoga Connections (8-12Y) M Students will explore a variety of yoga techniques that will help them develop life skills to use on and off the mat. Through yoga poses, games, activities, music and stories, we will promote strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Breathing and meditation techniques will teach students to focus, relax and practice selfcontrol. Yoga helps promote inner-strength, confidence and self-esteem. When class is over, students will walk away with a feeling of well-being and respect for self and others. 7673 09/05-09/26 5:30-6:15 PM 7672 10/03-10/24 5:30-6:15 PM 7671 11/07-11/28 5:30-6:15 PM

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$40/$45 $40/$45 $40/$45

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10:15-11:15 AM 10:15-11:15 AM 10:15-11:15 AM

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$3 $3 $3

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. Additional belt test fees may apply.

Beginner 7960 09/05-09/28 6:30-7:15 PM T/Th $50/$55 7959 10/03-10/31 6:30-7:15 PM T/Th $50/$55 7958 11/02-11/28 6:30-7:15 PM T/Th $50/$55

Intermediate/Advanced 7963 09/05-09/28 7:15-8 PM 7962 10/03-10/31 7:15-8 PM 7961 11/02-11/28 7:15-8 PM

T/Th $50/$55 T/Th $50/$55 T/Th $50/$55

Thursday, August 17 9 am-9 pm Register for fall programs and classes on our quarterly discount day to save big!

10% off in-person 15% off online www.mansfieldparks.com

Early bird gets the worm! Register at least 3 business days before a class begins and save $5 off the registration fee. Prices are listed as early bird/regular fee.

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Youth & Teen Programs Tae Kwon Do (5-17Y) 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.

Youth Beginner 7656 09/11-09/25 5:45-6:30 PM M 7655 10/02-10/30 5:45-6:30 PM M 7654 11/06-11/27 5:45-6:30 PM M

$40/$45 $40/$45 $40/$45

7659 09/05-09/28 5:30-6:20 PM T/Th $65/$70 7658 10/03-10/31 5:30-6:20 PM T/Th $65/$70 7657 11/02-11/30 5:30-6:20 PM T/Th $65/$70 7662 09/06-09/27 5:30-6:20 PM W 7661 10/04-10/25 5:30-6:20 PM W 7660 11/01-11/29 5:30-6:20 PM W

$40/$45 $40/$45 $40/$45

Youth Advanced 7649 09/05-09/28 6:25-7:15 PM 7648 10/03-10/31 6:25-7:15 PM 7647 11/02-11/30 6:25-7:15 PM

T/Th $65/$70 T/Th $65/$70 T/Th $65/$70

TGA Junior Golf League (6-17Y) M Join this 9-hole league and show off your skills! This 6 week season includes skill evaluation, course play, and range balls each week. Players will be paired by age and play from appropriate tee boxes. Parents are required to caddie for children ages 10 and under, and are welcome to caddie for older children if they would like. Class held at Mansfield National Golf Club (3750 National Pkwy). 7605 09/08-10/20

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6-8 PM

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$199/$204

TGA Junior Competitive Golf (13-17Y) M

Volleyball Skills (8-18Y) M

This program is ideal for experienced golfers who are already competing or who want to take the next step towards competitive golf. This monthly program will include personalized fitness and practice routine for each student, video analysis of each student’s golf swing, golf course management and maximization of scoring opportunities. Participants will also receive 3 private group lessons per month. Class held at Mansfield National Golf Club (3750 National Pkwy). 7617 09/09-09/30 10-11 AM 7618 10/07-10/28 10-11 AM 7619 11/04-11/25 10-11 AM

Sa Sa Sa

$235/$240 $235/$240 $235/$240

TGA Premier Junior Golf (5-14Y) M The perfect fit for any child looking to learn the game or sharpen their skills. TGA stands for Teach, Grow, Achieve and is the first and only National Golf Enrichment Program in the U.S. Golf skills will be taught and developed through physical activity, character development, and academic lessons. Class held at Mansfield National Golf Club (3750 National Pkwy). 7614 08/26-10/07 1-2 PM 7615 10/14-11/18 1-2 PM

Sa $125/$130 Sa $125/$130

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Focus and train on passing, hitting, serving, setting, and defense. Every player will have fun and gain the technical knowledge of footwork, ball control, and volleyball IQ. This is a great class for all levels to learn the game and improve their skills. 7555 09/11-09/25 7:15-8:15 PM 7556 10/02-10/30 7:15-8:15 PM 7557 11/06-11/27 7:15-8:15 PM

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$30/$35 $50/$55 $40/$45

Special Interest AHA HeartSaver CPR Course (13Y+) Learn the confidence and skills needed to be able to help and assist during the first critical moments of an accident or medical emergency. Teens, adults, or other individuals who want or need training can benefit from the up-to-date skills that are required to obtain a HeartSaver course completion card which is good for 2 years. This course teaches AHA standards for CPR, First Aid, and use of an AED. 8033 09/16 8034 10/21 8035 11/04

9:15 AM-2:15 PM 9:15 AM-2:15 PM 9:15 AM-2:15 PM

Sa Sa Sa

$55/$60 $55/$60 $55/$60

$125/$130 $125/$130

Early bird gets the worm! Register at least 3 business days before a class begins and save $5 off the registration fee. Prices are listed as early bird/regular fee.

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fall & winter camps Basketball Camp (7-15Y)

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Camp (5-14Y)

A great way to spend your week! All levels are welcome as we focus on individual skills and mental toughness. Our focus will include: ball handling, shooting, defense, footwork, life skills, basketball IQ, off-ball movement and more! Registration ends the Friday before camp. Gatorade and snacks provided.

This is a perfect fit for any child looking to learn the game or sharpen their skills. TGA stands for Teach, Grow, Achieve and is the first and only National Tennis Enrichment Program in the U.S. Tennis skills will be taught and developed through physical activity, character development, and academic lessons. Register one week prior to receive a free tennis racket. Class held at Chandler Park (1530 N Walnut Creek Dr).

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M-W $50/$55 T-F $85/$90 T-F $85/$90

Volleyball Camp (6-18Y) Focus and train on passing, hitting, serving, setting, and defense. Every player will have fun and gain the technical knowledge of footwork, ball control, and volleyball IQ. This is a great camp for all levels to learn the game and improve their skills. 7579 11/20-11/22 1-4 PM 8288 01/02-01/05 1-4 PM

M-W $50/$55 T-F $60/$65

Save the Date!

ALL fall & winter camps and Kids Zones open for registration at 9 am on Sept 25. Spaces will fill quickly so mark your calendars now! www.mansfieldparks.com

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M-W T-F

$75/$80 $75/$80

TGA Youth Golf & Tennis Camp (5-14Y) TGA makes it fun and convenient for your child to learn both lifelong sports and help foster an enjoyment and appreciation while working on fitness and coordination. Equipment is age appropriate and camp will split between tennis and golf. Class held at Chandler Park (1530 N Walnut Creek Dr). 8011 8014 8015 8016 8297 8298 8299 8300

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Kids Zone Fall & Winter Breaks (6-11Y) Join us for fun field trips, crafts, classes, speakers, and more! Fall and Winter Kids Zones are scheduled by the day, so you can sign up for exactly what days work best for your family and not have the full week commitment. Register early; spots fill up quickly. See the MAC front desk for agendas and more information. Early drop off at 7:30 am is available for an additional $3/day. Multi-child discounts apply. 11/20-11/22 12/22 12/26-12/29 01/02-01/05 01/08

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$30/day $30/day $30/day $30/day $30/day

Soccer Shots Camp (4-10Y) Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. Camp held at Hardy Allmon Soccer Complex (310 North Walnut Creek Dr). Registration ends a week before camp. 7684 11/20-11/22 9:30-11:30 AM M-W $40/$45 8290 01/02-01/05 9:30-11:30 AM T-F $50/$55

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Adult Programs Leagues

Fitness

Basketball League (16Y+) M

Drum Exercise (8Y+) M

Lace up your sneakers and join the fun. This is a full court 5 on 5 league with games played on Tuesday nights. Team fee is for all players on the team and includes 6 games plus playoffs. League champions receive t-shirts. www.quickscores.com/mansfield

An exercise class everyone in the family will enjoy, this class incorporates drum sticks and a stability ball. The instructor will guide you through exercises that simulate movements of playing the drum and using the stability ball to develop core strength. Price listed is per family (register all participants).

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6-10 PM

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$350

Pickleball Open Court (14Y+) M A mix between badminton and tennis, this game is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. All levels welcome and current MAC Card members play for free. Pickleballs and nets are provided. Registration is required. 7572 7573 7571

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2-5 PM 5-7 PM 10 AM-1 PM

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Free Free Free

Tennis Mixed League (18Y+) M Experienced players welcome! Play close to home in our mixed league. Players will be contacted by MATA in regards to their team placement and match location. Check out game schedules at www.mata.tenniscores.com or for more info contact tgibbs@matatx.com. 7593

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2-4 PM

Su $20/$25

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Shaolin-Do Kung Fu (18Y+) M

Sa $15/$20 Sa $15/$20 Sa $15/$20

Prices are listed as early bird/regular fee.

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M/W $50/$55 M/W $50/$55 M/W $50/$55

Shaolin Total Fitness (12Y+) M

Flow Yoga (18Y+) 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.

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Family Tennis Play Days (5Y+) M Bring the family and join us for some tennis fun! Meets the first and third weekends September-November. A great time to learn tennis and spend time as a family. Class is held at the Chandler Park tennis courts (1530 N Walnut Creek Dr). Price listed is per family. 7591 09/02-11/18 10:30 AM-12 PM

Sa $20/$25

T/Th $50/$55 T/Th $50/$55 T/Th $50/$55

Lunchtime Yoga (14Y+) M

Register at least 3 business days before a class begins and save $5 off the registration fee.

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Shaolin Total Fitness is a program that is broad and inclusive, combining exercises from Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Yoga that build functional and core fitness. The exercises are scalable, making them perfect for any committed individual regardless of age, experience, or goals. Whether you are a “couch potato” or an athlete, if you are interested in improving your fitness level, want something that won’t get boring, and want something that will improve your strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility, then Shaolin Total Fitness is right for you.

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Early bird gets the worm!

Students practice open-hand forms, selfdefense, weapons, sparring, meditation, strength-training, and aerobic conditioning. This dynamic approach allows for rapid advancement in fighting skill, balance, dexterity, and endurance. Additional belt test fees may apply. www.ntshaolin.com

A great way to rejuvenate your day! Take a break from the busyness and recharge your body, mind, and soul. This class will help release tension and stress while offering words of encouragement and inspiration for the rest of your day. Join our 30 minute class and make a difference in your week.

Tae Kwon Do (17Y+) M Tae Kwon Do incorporates concentration, discipline, and confidence and will help get you into shape while you learn and de-stress. Master Yang is a 7th degree black belt and North Lake College Instructor. Additional fees may apply for belt tests. 7645 09/05-09/28 7:20-8:10 PM T/Th $65/$70 7644 10/03-10/31 7:20-8:10 PM T/Th $65/$70 7643 11/02-11/30 7:20-8:10 PM T/Th $65/$70

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Adult Programs Tai Chi (18Y+) M

Zumba (14Y+) M

Tai Chi is considered the ultimate fighting art. Learn relaxation, increased body awareness, balance, and flexibility while also learning to defend yourself with minimal use of effort by applying the concept of accommodation. www.ntshaolin.com

Come join the exhilarating, infectious, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning fitness party! Zumba® Fitness blends red-hot 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!

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$50/$55 $50/$55

Get ready for the big Thanksgiving meal! Have fun burning calories and making room for the turkey and stuffing. This full body cardio workout is easy for all levels and one the whole family will enjoy. Sign up for all 3 classes for $8. 10:15-11:15 AM 10:15-11:15 AM 10:15-11:15 AM

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$3 $3 $3

Water Fitness (18Y+) M Improve health and restore vitality with water exercise. All levels of fitness will 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. Cost is $4.50 per class and priced monthly. Monthly fees per day of the week range from $13.50 to $22.50. Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays

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$40/$45 $40/$45 $40/$45

Beginning Ballroom Dancing (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. 7668 08/24-09/21 7:30-8:30 PM 7669 10/05-11/02 7:30-8:30 PM

Th $30/$35 Th $30/$35

$50/$55

NEW Turkey Burner (8Y+) M

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Dance/Music

10-10:50 AM 11-11:50 AM 10-10:50 AM 5:30-6:20 PM 10-10:50 AM 10-10:50 AM 5:30-6:20 PM 10-10:50 AM 11-11:50 AM 10-10:50 AM

Arts/Crafts

Special Interest

NEW Intro to Mixed Media (18Y+)

AHA HeartSaver CPR Course (13Y+) M

This class is basic in nature, but all levels are welcome. Every effort will be made to raise the level of difficulty to meet the student population. Each student will be given individualized instruction and encouraged to explore their talents within the confines of their chosen medium. Basic design and color blending will be reinforced, while seeking to challenge students to move beyond their comfort zone. 8003 09/07-09/28 1:30-2:30 PM 8004 10/05-10/26 1:30-2:30 PM 8005 11/02-11/30 1:30-2:30 PM

Th $50/$55 Th $50/$55 Th $50/$55

Learn the confidence and skills needed to be able to help and assist during the first critical moments of an accident or medical emergency. Teens, adults, or other individuals who want or need training can benefit from the up-to-date skills that are required to obtain a HeartSaver course completion card which is good for 2 years. This course teaches AHA standards for CPR, First Aid, and use of an AED. 8033 09/16 8034 10/21 8035 11/04

9:15 AM-2:15 PM 9:15 AM-2:15 PM 9:15 AM-2:15 PM

Sa Sa Sa

$55/$60 $55/$60 $55/$60

Mansfield Competitive Duplicate Bridge

fall Discount Day Thursday, August 17 9 am-9 pm Register for fall programs and classes on our quarterly discount day to save big!

Are you a bridge player? Come join us for a fun afternoon of duplicate bridge. Meet other bridge players and learn the excitement of competitive bridge. ACBL newly sanctioned game. MAC card or day pass required. A daily drop in is available for $6. 7641 7640 7639

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1-5 PM 1-5 PM 1-5 PM

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$20/$25 $20/$25 $20/$25

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Nature Education

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Who needs bells and lockers to get a great education? Recent studies say approximately 300,000 kids across the State of Texas are educated outside the walls of a traditional school. Now, many Mansfield parents are finding great success in taking the home out of home school, at least for a few hours a day, and moving their classroom to a nearby park or activity center. Mansfield Parks & Recreation Department offers classes designed specifically for Home Schooled kids that can bring lessons to life and expand little minds, while also having a great time. Mansfield mom Amber has been bringing her two children, eight year old Sam and six year old Kayla to the Homeschool Science classes at Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park since last year after learning about the program from friends. “We love how hands-on all of the classes have been, they really get to explore different subjects and really make the lesson come alive,” said Amber. Each class, held twice a month at the park, includes a nature related lesson and a guided exploration with a trained Naturalist. “The instructors are amazing, and incredibly patient with the kids, asking lots of questions and making sure they understand before moving on. I also love that they will break into smaller groups by age if there’s a big range,

so that each child is getting the lesson exactly appropriate for their particular learning level.” Topics have ranged from animal behaviors and ecosystems to weather and chemical reactions. Lisa Dunn’s children Zane, eight, and Teagan, seven, have been attending Science classes for a little over a year. “We love the instructors. Love them. They’re so good with the

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Classrooms Without Walls kids, really educating them on the different topics, so that we always leave excited and wanting to learn more. And I appreciate the handouts they give, take home extension work or resources to continue the lessons at home and incorporate what they do in class to what we’re working on.” That concept seems to be exactly what most parents appreciate; the classes are not a replacement for their already prepared lessons, but rather an extension and enhancement. Parks & Recreation classes offer a further level of education that’s either different than what parents are able to replicate at home, or just simply more fun!

Steve Long, former Olympic and professional athlete, has a full gym each week for his Homeschool PE Classes at the MAC. The hour-long program covers general physical fitness, team sports basics, and of course, a great time for the kids to socialize and burn energy. “I’ve been teaching kids for years, but usually in more specialized athletics. These classes are great because it’s not about fine tuning one skill, but just getting moving, and having fun,” said Long. “Of course, we work a lot of information into those games, and they end up learning a lot of really great lifelong fitness skills. That’s the fun part for me; making what could be a chore into the highlight of their day.” New this fall, the MAC now also offers art classes to give home schoolers a new creative outlet and another way to enrich their daily studies. An out of the box approach to education, whether for calisthenics or chemistry, is often what most parents who choose home school are looking for, and Mansfield residents are getting some much needed assistance thanks to an attentive and enthusiastic parks and recreation department.

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nature Programs NEW Terrarium Workshops (5Y+)

Fall Scavenger Hunt (All Ages)

Step by step instruction on how to get creative and put together your very own mini ecosystem using succulents, cactus, and airplants. These themed workshops are super fun and stress relieving not just for adults, but for the littles too! All supplies are provided. Pre-registration required.

Come see Oliver Nature Park during fall to explore how nature changes and adapts to the season. Enjoy a naturalist-led walk with the purpose of searching, examining, learning, and checking off the unique fall finds on your scavenger hunt list. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. All participants over 2 years of age must pre-register for this program. Each child must have at least one adult attending and registered for the program. We encourage this program for the whole family!

Ages 5Y+ DIY Mini-Ecosystem Halloween Fun Sand Art

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11:30 AM-12 PM 3-3:30 PM 11-11:30 AM

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$17/$22 $17/$22 $20/$25

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$42/$47 $35/$40 $42/$47

Ages 18Y+ Zen Garden Fall Fun Terrarium Bar

Home School Nature Class (5-14Y) These programs are specifically geared toward a home school audience, but all are welcome! Join a naturalist for a nature related lesson, nature walk, and guided exploration of Oliver Nature Park. Learn about local ecosystems, watch how animals and plants interact, and sneak up on a few of the natural inhabitants of the park. Themes will vary each session. Pre-registration required.

Ages 5-8Y Chemistry 101 Junior Environmentalist Skulls & Teeth Creepy Crawlies Solar System Junior Geologists

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1-2 PM 1-2 PM 1-2 PM 1-2 PM 1-2 PM 1-2 PM

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$7/$9 $7/$9 $7/$9 $7/$9 $7/$9 $7/$9

Ages 9-14Y Chemistry 101 Junior Environmentalist Skulls & Teeth Creepy Crawlies Solar System Junior Geologists

$12/$14 $12/$14 $12/$14 $12/$14 $12/$14 $12/$14

Little Naturalists (3-5Y) Come learn about nature through discovery. We will read, sing, craft, and have a hands-on exploration all about nature. The themes of classes this fall will vary each week. Preregistration required. Little Scientist Nurture Nature Beautiful Bones Creepy Crawlies Star Search Fantastic Fossils

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$7/$9 $7/$9 $7/$9 $7/$9 $7/$9 $7/$9

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10/21

1-2:30 PM

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$8/$10

NEW Family Camping Event (All Ages) Spending time outdoors is fun, and it’s easier than you think! The City of Mansfield is partnering with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to offer a Texas Outdoor Family Workshop this fall. This fun, one-night camping experience at Cedar Hill State Park provides a campsite with nearby restrooms for each family or group (up to 6 people). Don’t have the gear? We do! Each group will have the use of equipment including a tent, cots for two adults, foam sleeping pads for children, lantern, camp stove, cooking pots/pans and utensils, and a coffee press. You will bring your own bedding, personal items, and food. We even provide camping recipes! Preregistration required by 09/02. 8020

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Intro to Fishing (3-16Y) Ready to cast your bait and reel in the big fish this fall, but not sure how or where to start? Join us for beginning fishing classes. We supply the equipment and bait! This class is for children ages 3-16. (All anglers over 16 years of age must have a valid Texas fishing license to fish in Mansfield Parks.) Pre-registration required. 7922 7923 7924 8053 7925

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10-11 AM 6-7 PM 9:30-11:30 AM 5:30-6:30 PM 5-6 PM

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nature Programs Painting at the Park (5Y+) Join us for a nature-themed painting class at Oliver Nature Park. An artist will guide you step-by-step as you create your masterpiece. To view the paintings, visit www.olivernaturepark. com and click on Painting at the Park. This class is geared toward ages 5 and up, with no prior experience required! All materials will be supplied. Pre-registration required. Frog Robin Pumpkins Skunk Great Blue Heron

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10:30 AM-12 PM 9:30-11 AM 10:30 AM-12 PM 9:30-11 AM 1-2:30 PM

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NEW Invasive Species (8Y+)

Kayaking (7Y+)

NEW Preschool Picassos (1-5Y)

Plants and animals that are not native to an area can spell trouble for the ecosystem. What are some of the invasive species that are unwelcome in the DFW area? How much damage can be done by small animals like mussels and beetles? Join a naturalist at Oliver Park to get the answers and learn what you can do to help keep Mansfield safe! Pre-registration required.

Take a break from the hiking trails and get on the water! We will go out in dual-seated kayaks along the creek on Joe Pool Lake. Participants will enjoy a scenic paddle looking for wildlife and plants with a naturalist, who will also instruct on safety and proper techniques. Delete Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Each child ages 7-17Y must be accompanied by an adult on the tour; pre-registration required for all participants.

Make a memory with your toddler at our Preschool Picasso class. This fall our little artists will give thanks and paint a handprint (or footprint) turkey with mom or dad. One adult must be registered for each child. Only adults need to register for this program. Pre-registration required.

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September 16th is National Collect Rocks Day! Have you noticed painted rocks throughout Mansfield? Join us at Oliver Nature Park and paint your own rocks to hide! Each registered participant will receive two rocks to paint. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration required.

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9-10 AM

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$7/$9

NEW Junior Anglers (6-16Y) Junior Angler classes provide activities that introduce youth (ages 6+) to the life-long sport of fishing. The classes accentuate active learning by following a hands-on format. Class participants will practice new skills, solve problems, and make decisions. The primary goals of the class is to provide young anglers with confidence in their basic fishing knowledge and skills, promote ethical behavior in fishing and towards aquatic habitats, and instill in young anglers the desire to get out and go fishing. Pre-registration required. 7930

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4-7 PM

Sa

$23/$28

Wild About Nature (2Y+) Join us as we learn about local wildlife that inhabits Oliver Nature Park. You will get an up-close look at animal specimens and meet our Wildlife Ambassadors. This program will take place in the amphitheater at Oliver Nature Park. Guests ages 2 years and older must pre-register for this program, including parents. 7993

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NEW Leave the Leaves (8Y+) Fall is here, and so are the leaves! Would you like to do something useful with all those leaves instead of packing them into big brown bags from the home improvement store? Join us to learn the basics of composting and mulching with your autumn leaves. Pre-registration required for all ages, including parents. 7975

11/18

9-10 AM

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$7/$9

Nature at Night (All Ages) Join us for an exciting evening exploring nature at night. Enjoy games, crafts, owl pellet dissection, and making s’mores by the campfire. We will also encounter live animals and glow-in-the-dark geology. On our night hikes with a naturalist, we will identify the sounds and sights of natural night life. Pre-registration is required for all ages, including parents. 7948

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10:30-11:30 AM

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NEW Rocks Rock (All Ages)

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9-10 AM

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NEW Fall Mini Bio Blitz (All Ages) Nature lovers join us for a Fall mini Bio Blitz where we will document the organisms at Oliver Nature Park. Whether you’re an experienced iNaturalist or just learning, we will be there to help you document and upload your finds! Bring your camera or smart phone to take pictures. No registration required. 10/21

9 AM-12 PM

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Free

Want to learn more about Oliver Nature Park while having fun exploring? Pick up a Trivia Guide at the Mansfield Activities Center and head over to the park for some investigation. There’s no time limit on the guide, so you can use it on several visits, then return your completed guide to the MAC for an ONP t-shirt! $5 per guide

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Senior Lifestyles

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The Senior Citizens’ program at the Mansfield Activities Center keeps members busy every day, with classes, games and special events from bridge to line dancing. But did you know they take the show on the road, with regular excursions both near and far? It’s just another way our Senior Lifestyles program is, like most things in Mansfield, second to none. “We love to plan trips with our members, whether it’s to a new restaurant in town or across the state,” said Senior Coordinator Suzanne Newman. “I think most people love a little change in scenery from time to time, regardless of their age. We’re proud to be able to offer these trips as a safe and easy way for our seniors to have a new experience without all the hassle of organizing it on their own.”

“I think most people love a little change of scenery from time to time, regardless of their age.”

-Senior Coordinator Suzanne Newman

Senior Lifestyles On the Move Some trips are simple, and involve little more than a bus ride to the destination, which could be a local restaurant, bowling alley or museum. “All of the trips are so much fun,” said regular participant Wanda Lewis. “I really like the fact that I don’t have to drive, enjoyed meeting new people on the bus and the driver was great!” Transportation tends to be one of the biggest hurdles seniors face in getting out of their neighborhood, and the buses that pick up members for daily activities are the perfect

option to get everyone safely to a new destination as well. Other trips take the adventure a little further, visiting the Magnolia Silos in Waco or world-famous State Fair of Texas. Even something as simple as a holiday light tour offers a new, exciting experience without the commitment or hassle of a long trip away. For those looking for something more adventurous, MAC seniors have had the opportunity to schedule cruise vacations and week-long trips to the plantations of Charleston, South Carolina. Something for everyone and the added variety of new options each quarter. Susie McQueen said her favorite excursion was to Ennis, Texas, to check out the bluebonnet fields. “I loved seeing the amazing fields of flowers and the restaurant for lunch was wonderful!” Whatever the destination, most agree the fun is in the journey, and the companions along for the ride.

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Senior

Lifestyles

The Mansfield Senior Lifestyles program offers a wide variety of services as well as active, wellness and enrichment experiences for those 55+ years of age. Senior programs include daily meals, fitness, crafts and card games, plus seasonal special events, trips and celebrations. We invite you to take advantage of all we offer and look to us to help you be your best! Membership to the Mansfield Activities Center is required for program participating unless otherwise stated. Transportation is available for members who reside within the city limits of Mansfield. For more information about any of these programs or to get involved as a volunteer, please contact Senior Coordinator Suzanne Newman, 817-728-3680.

Arts & Crafts

Dance/Music

C’mon Get Crafty (55Y+)

Line Dancing (55Y+)

C’mon Get Crafty offers amazing DIY crafts. You don’t have to be a crafty person to create these beautiful keepsakes or gifts. This class is led by senior staff and volunteers who will help walk you through each step as you create fabulous DIY crafts. So, keep your eyes open for new crafts being offered. Space is limited so signup today. Cost includes all supplies.

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. 7738 7737 7736

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Crafter’s Workshop (55Y+) Work independently or learn from our volunteer instructor or other crafters the art of stepping stones, ceramics, and stained glass. 7703 09/05-09/28 9 AM-12 PM M/T/Th $10/$15 7702 10/02-10/26 9 AM-12 PM M/T/Th $10/$15 7701 11/02-11/30 9 AM-12 PM M/T/Th $10/$15

Fine Arts Continuing Ed (55Y+) Discover the artist inside as you create your own masterpieces on canvas using the medium of your choice. Classes are for those with intermediate to advance artistic skills. Provide your own supplies. 7715 09/06-09/27 9-11:30 AM 7714 10/04-10/25 9-11:30 AM 7713 11/01-11/29 9-11:30 AM

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Beginner 7775 7774 7773

fall Discount Day Thursday, August 17 9 am-9 pm Register for fall programs and classes on our quarterly discount day to save big!

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Special Interest Smart Driver (55Y+) Do you want to lower your insurance? This is a defensive driving class designed for persons age 55+. Learn techniques to be a safer driver and get that discount on your insurance. Course will not erase a ticket! MAC card or guest day pass required. You must preregister in person at the MAC. Show your AARP Card for a $5 discount. 7801

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Senior Art Show (55Y+) Local artists may display paintings. Paintings will be judged. Categories include Portrait, Still Life, Landscape and Structure. First, second and third place ribbons are awarded in each category. There will also be an overall BEST OF SHOW awarded. Best of Show and First place winners will be displayed at City Hall for one week. 7807

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Senior Movie Matinee (55Y+)

Daily Lunch Program

Kick your feet up in a reclining luxury lounger as we take a walk down memory lane with some classics. We’ll first stop at a local restaurant (TBD) for lunch (on your own) and then head over to the Grand Prairie Cinemark for a relaxing movie experience. Fee includes transportation and movie ticket. Register at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee a seat.

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 as well. 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 817-728-3680 ext. 3687 or sign up in person by 10 am one day prior.

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Wellness Health & Wellness Expo (55Y+) This event is open to seniors and their caregivers. Let local experts help you with career and volunteer placement programs, legal assistance, home care and lifestyle changes. In addition, we will offer many tests to help you stay healthy. Flu shot will be available. 10/13

9-11 AM

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A Matter of Balance (55Y+) Feel more confident about managing falls, learn ways to reduce falls, and improve your strength and balance. In this highly interactive workshop, participants learn practical strategies to overcome their fears and reduce their risk of falling. This is an eight week workshop; advance registration required. 8057

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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 am, we play Bingo for a full hour. Senior volunteers are the callers and local merchants donate prizes. 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 817-728-3680 ext. 3687.

Canasta Every Thursday from 12:30-3:30 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.

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. Make plans to join in with your talent or merely sit back and enjoy.

Drop-in Fellowship Come in and join us Monday thru Friday for a cup of coffee and visit with lots of friendly folks. Enjoy a pick-up game of Skip-Bo, dominoes or any number of other card games.

Light & 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. You can join us Monday through Thursday at 11 am for a 20-minute session to get your blood flowing.

Enjoy your favorite games or learn a new one from one of our many game enthusiasts. Favorites are Pinochle, Skip-Bo, Rummy, Hand & Foot, Bridge, Canasta, Kings Corner, Uno, etc. Open card playing is offered every Monday-Thursday 9 am-12:30 pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-3:30 pm.

Walk & 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 9-10 am.

Blood Pressure Checks You can save a trip to the doctor’s office by letting our volunteer medical professional check your blood pressure on most Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 am.

Early bird gets the worm! Register at least 3 business days before a class begins and save $5 off the registration fee. Prices are listed as early bird/regular fee.

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Lifestyles

Devotional Singing

Open Card Playing

Regular Activities

Senior

Daily Activities Schedule monday 9:00 Crafter’s Workshop, Walk & Talk, Open Card Playing, Drop-in Fellowship 11:00 Light & Easy Exercise 11:30 Bingo 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Basic Beginner Line Dancing 2:00 Beginner Improver Line Dancing

tuesday 9:00 Crafter’s Workshop, Open Card Playing, Dominoes, Drop-in Fellowship 10:30 Blood Pressure Checks 11:00 Light & Easy Exercise 11:30 Devotional Singing 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Open Card Playing 1:00 Competitive Duplicate Bridge

wednesday 9:00 Walk & Talk, Open Card Playing, Fine Arts Continuing Education, Drop-in Fellowship 11:00 Light & Easy Exercise 11:30 Bingo 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Beginner Line Dancing, Bridge 2:00 Basic Beginner Line Dancing

thursday 9:00

Crafter’s Workshop, Open Card Playing, Drop-in Fellowship 9:30 Walmart Shopping Trip 11:00 Light & Easy Exercise 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Canasta, Open Card Playing

friday 9:00 Walk & Talk, Drop-in Fellowship 11:00 Bingo 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bridge

Schedule subject to change.

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Senior trips & Special Events Canton First Mondays Trade Days (55Y+)

State Fair of Texas (55Y+)

Autumn at the Arboretum (55Y+)

Join us for a full day of shop til you drop at this fantastic flea market. There are lots of covered shopping areas, so rain or shine, this trip will make. Fee is for transportation, admission is free.

We are going to the State Fair of Texas! Program fee includes transportation only. Lunch is on your own. State Fair admission tickets are purchased on the grounds; Seniors 60 and over are free and 59 and younger are $17.

Autumn at the Arboretum includes the popular, one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring artful arrangements of thousands of pumpkins, gourds, squash, bales of hay and cornstalks set amidst the 150,000 fall blooms such as chrysanthemums, ornamental grasses, copper plants and firebush. We will provide the transportation on this day trip for a picnic lunch (on your own) and a self-guided tour. Fee includes transportation only. Tickets are available at the gate for $12 (65 and up) & $15 (18-64).

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Grapefest - A Wine Experience (55Y+) GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Unique wines, fantastic finds, live entertainment and family-friendly fun. Cost is for transportation only. 8017

09/14

9:30 AM-3:30 PM

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Grapevine Mills Mall (55Y+)

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11/03

10 AM-4 PM

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$12/$17

Grapevine Mills Mall features hundreds of the best names in retail outlet stores, offering discounted prices on the latest fashions, gifts, electronics, and much more. There is definitely something for everyone at this super-regional mall! 7991

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Parks & Facilities 1 Hardy Allmon Soccer Complex

310 North Walnut Creek Drive

8 Philip Thompson Soccer Complex

2 Julian Feild Park - Serenity Gardens

1531 East Broad Street 3 McClendon Park West

799 West Broad Street 4 McClendon Park East

740 West Kimball Street 5 James McKnight Park West

302 North Wisteria Street 6 James McKnight Park East

700 U.S. Highway 287 North 7 Clayton W. Chandler Park

1530 North Walnut Creek Drive

1701 North Holland Road 9 Michael L. Skinner Sports Complex

920 North Holland Road

10 Katherine Rose Memorial Park

303 North Walnut Creek Drive

11 Town Park

500 North Main Street

12 The Parks at Woodland Estates Park

910 Killian Drive

13 Mansfield Activities Center

106 S. Wisteria Street

15 Hawaiian Falls Mansfield

490 Heritage Parkway South

16 Big League Dreams

500 Heritage Parkway

17 Donald R. Barg Park

1435 Whispering Water Lane

18 Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

1650 Matlock Road

19 Lucretia and Gary Mills Park

5112 Crestwater Drive

20 FieldhouseUSA Mansfield

650 US Highway 287 North

14 Mansfield National Golf Club

3750 National Parkway

For a detailed listing of park amenities and maps, visit mansfieldtexas.gov/parks-and-facilities.

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library Programs

104 S. Wisteria Mansfield, TX 76063 10am-6pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-8pm Tuesday, Thursday 10am-4pm Saturday Closed Sunday

Join Mansfield Public Library for the 1-2-3 Play with Me Workshop — a 5 week workshop for families with children between the ages 1-3 years old. Each week families can play in the Library Learning Center and have the chance to interact with a professional on the weekly topics. Attendance to all 5 weeks is required. Please visit the library to register. The order of the subjects may change.

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2-3 PM

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2-3 PM

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Child Development 10/17

Music 10/31

Free

Wednesdays & Fridays

12-2 PM

Free

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. Introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others. No registration required. Tuedays & Saturdays

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2-3 PM

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Baby Story Time (0-18mo) Babies 0-18 months with a caregiver can enjoy 20-30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays, sign language and rhymes, building early literacy and listening skills. No registration required.

Free

Tweens and Teens

Fridays

10:30 AM

Free

Get Crafty for Teens @ MPL. Enjoy making crafts? Come join us on each month and make a monthly themed craft. Each month will feature a different craft – call the library for information on the craft. Programs are limited to ages 13-17. 09/28 10/26 11/16

4-5:30 PM 4-5:30 PM 4-5:30 PM

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Saturdays

1-3 PM

Free

Homeschool Art Club (9-17Y)*

Come learn about an artist, their techniques and participate in a hands on art project. Open to all school age children. All supplies provided. Second Thursdays

12:30 PM

Free

Afterschool Art Club (9-17Y)*

Come learn about an artist, their techniques and participate in a hands on art project. Open to all school age children. Each program requires registration. Second Thursdays

Story Time for Tots (18mo-3Y)

Get Crafty for Teens (13-17)*

Nutrition 10/24

10:30 AM

Come in for open playtime in our Family Place Library area. Bring your young children to play with others while building skill through play. Parents are required to remain with children at all times. No registration required.

1-2-3 Play with Me! (1-3Y)*

10/10

Come out and join other teens in interactive Xbox One Gaming @ The Mansfield Public Library. This is a come and go event. No registration is required.

Family Place Playtime (18mo-3Y)

Children

2-3 PM

X-box Gaming (9-17Y)

Children 3-6 years old, both English and Spanish speakers with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays and rhymes in both English and Spanish. This story time fosters emergent literacy, reinforces group listening skills and allows children to become familiar with a second language. No registration required. Thursdays

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10/03

Bilingual Story Time (3-6Y)

4 PM

Free

Adults Yoga in the Library (Adults 18+) Have you ever wanted to try yoga but felt you didn’t know where to start? Well look no further we have an All-Levels Yoga class just for you! We will learn first how to breathe and then we will develop strength and flexibility by moving through gentle poses. This class will focus on alignment, balance, and mindfulness. No prior yoga experience is needed. No registration is required. Please make sure to bring your own yoga mats. 09/05 10/03 11/07

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*REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration opens two weeks before the program; please visit morelibrary.org or contact the library (817) 728-3690 for assistance.

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Senior Moments or Something More (Adults 18+)*

Medicare 101 (Adults 18+)*

09/07

09/26 10/24 11/24

Is your occasional lapse in memory a sign of Alzheimer’s disease, or is it just a part of growing older? James L. West Alzheimer’s Center will join Mansfield Public Library in providing a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 6-7:30 PM

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Free

Doggie Dog Safety and Nutrition (Teens and Adults)*

Join Mansfield Public Library in conjunction with Hollywood Feed (Mansfield) to learn about what steps need to be taken to make sure your fur baby is kept safe and healthy. Hollywood Feed will be discussing nutritional start-up for puppies to seniors and steps needed to take for training. 09/14

5:30-7 PM

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Speaker Series September: 5 Steps to Retirement (Adults 18+)*

A certified financial planner from AARP will be discussing the 5 steps to retirement. Giveaways and additional helpful resources will be provided courtesy of AARP. 09/21

6-7 PM

Th

Free

Speaker Series October: College Prep 101 (Teens and Adults)*

6-7 PM

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Free

6-7:30 PM 6-7:30 PM 6-7:30 PM

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Daily Planning to Maximize Time (Adults 18+)*

10/05

6-7:30 PM

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Free

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As the Page Turns Book Club (Adults) The library’s book club meets the third Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books ranging from fiction, non-fiction, etc. Book club lists for the year can be found at Mansfield Public Library. No registration is required. Third Tuesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Mondays

Tuesdays

Join us for Microsoft PowerPoint for beginners. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. Please bring a flash drive if you would like to save your work. Th

Do you have questions about your Nook, Kindle, or any other e-reader? Having trouble downloading content? Join us for an informal help session for free help with E-books and E-readers. A Mansfield Public Library Card is required to use Overdrive. Please bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad, smartphone, or other device. No registration is required. 4 PM

Free

This program is for non-native English speakers who want to enhance their spoken English skills and increase their confidence in using conversational English. No registration is required.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners (Adults 18+)*

6-7:30 PM

Drop-In E-book and Overdrive Help (Adults)

English Conversation Circle (Adults)

Are you running out of time and feeling unorganized? Utilizing a planner allows one to stay on task and accomplish goals. Come create a visual planner that can be made in various formats including: washi tape, stickers, and different printables to help you stay on task and maximize your time. All supplies will be provided.

11/02

The College Prep Presentation by InspireEd will be ideal for high school students and families. The presentation will look at the various steps students need to take in order to prepare for college including: financial aid, scholarships, and taking the ACT and/or SAT. 10/19

Do you have questions about Medicare and didn’t know what to ask or who to ask? Here’s your opportunity to ask those questions in a casual setting. Join a representative that will talk about will discuss your rights, options, and entitlements so you can make informed decisions about Medicare.

Free

6 PM

Free

Basic Computers and Intro to Microsoft Word (Adults) Please join us for an introduction to computers, Microsoft Word, and basic internet use. Laptops will be available for use. Please bring a flash drive if you would like to save your work. No registration or library card is required. Mondays

3 PM

Free

Microsoft Excel for Beginners (Adults)*

Need help or have questions about Microsoft Excel? Come join us at Mansfield Public Library for one-on-one sessions to learn how to use Excel or brush up on your existing skills. Classes are FREE. Call the library to register. First & Third Tuesdays

6:30 PM

Free

Speaker Series November: Elder Care (Adults 18+)*

This program will discuss the steps needed to be taken to care for an elderly family member or friend. 11/09

6-7 PM

Th

Free

Get Crafty (Adults 18+)*

Get Crafty @ MPL. Enjoy making crafts? Come join us on each month and make a monthly themed craft. Each month will feature a different craft – call the library for information on the craft. Programs are limited to 18 & up. 09/28 10/26 11/16

6-7:30 PM 6-7:30 PM 6-7:30 PM

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Free Free Free

Get back in the groove with a fun way to learn! Do you need help with different practice test, resume review, or even learning Adobe Photoshop? Mansfield Public Library has a resource for that! Explore the different databases the library has to offer with your library card. Children: Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten. The curriculum lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. Track your child’s progress as they move along through the database! Teen: Brainfuse offers Test prep, skills building, and practice tests for a broad range of academic and vocational exams. Start an online session with a tutor trained in homework help, paper review, and test prep. Adults: Learn something new at your own pace! Check out Lynda.com. If you’re new to the site, check out their tutorial on getting started. Lynda offers training in 3D, Animation, Audio, Business, Design, Developer, Home Computing, Photography, Video, Web + Interactive and Creative Inspirations.

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PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT No. 10 MANSFIELD, TX

www.mansfieldparks.com 817-728-3680 Mansfield Activities Center 106 S. Wisteria St. Mansfield, Texas 76063 Facebook.com/MansfieldTxParks

The Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department is a proud recipient of the Texas Recreation and Parks Society 2017 Gold Medal, an honor given to one city per division each year to recognize excellence in facilities, programs and staff. Check out our current activities and projects in this summer guide to find the perfect fit for your family, from outdoor adventure to athletic competition ... we’ve got something for everyone, all second to none!

July was National Parks & Recreation Month and Mansfield residents were proud to share on Facebook all the reasons they love our parks! Got a fun photo or story to share? Email it to parkpics@mansfieldtexas.gov or post it to Facebook.com/MansfieldTxParks Table of contents Parks & Rec News . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Preschool Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Youth/Teen Programs . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Summer Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Nature Education . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Facility Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Library Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

2017 Fall Mansfield Recreation Guide