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RECREATION GUIDE

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Welcome Welcome to the Summer 2018 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Youth/Teen Programs . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Nature Education . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Library Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Facility Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Hours of Operation Monday – Friday 9 am to 9 pm Saturday 9 am to 4 pm Sunday Closed Holiday Closings Memorial Day Independence Day

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Save the date Rockin’ 4th of July July 3 Coffee & Crayons Aug. 30 Summer Slam Pickleball Tournament Sept. 8 Music Alley Festival Sept. 8 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 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 Facility Rentals 817-728-3680 Follow us on Twitter

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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+

Family Daily Guest Pass

$10

$17

$35

$50

$3/day

$6/day

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 cards 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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REntals

city officials

MAC RENTALS Current MAC members 21Y+ may rent rooms or the gymnasium 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. Some rental types may require an additional deposit or an off-duty police officer for security. 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

MAC Facility Rental Fees

Resident/Non-Resident

Kitchen (available with Cypress or Pecan/Cypress)

$15/$20

Full-court Gym (after hours only)

$60/$70

Half-court Gym

$30/$35

Bounce House or Gaga Ball Pit

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 Harold Bell President Wendy Collini Vice President Lindsay Cadenhead Dee Davey Bob Kowalski Sandra Hightower Neal Shaw City of Mansfield Management Team

$50/rental

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

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.

Coco Garcia Activities Center Manager

amphitheater Located at Town Park

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

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

Greg Guse Recreation Services Supervisor

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 Ann Beck Marketing & Communications Manager Andrew Binz Recreation Superintendent James Fish Senior Park Planner Toby Fojtik Park Superintendent

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.

Tiffany Chrzanowski Nature Education Supervisor Angie Henley Special Event Manager Mary Jones Program Coordinator Lisandra Keller Administrative Assistant Suzanne Newman Senior Coordinator Chris Ray Park Planner

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.

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PARKS & rec news

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Barks & Rec The fur was flying at Katherine Rose Memorial Park this March for the first Barks & Rec 5k and Festival. The unique event paired runners in the fun run with dogs from area animal shelters—more than 100 pups to be exact—to give both the people and the pups a fun morning in the park. Best of all, nearly half the dogs, which were brought from not only Mansfield but three other area shelters, found new homes that day. The festivities included shopping, food, dog agility demonstrations and fun for all ages. Barks & Rec will return next spring, with another couch-to-5k training class and 5k event, so keep an eye out to participate!

Pond Branch Grand Opening Community leaders gathered in Historic Downtown Mansfield on Feb. 12 for the grand opening of Pond Branch Linear Park. The nearly half-mile trail runs along Pond Branch creek and offers a walking and biking option for visitors to the vibrant downtown business district. Future extensions of the trail are planned to connect to Katherine Rose Memorial Park and the Walnut Creek Linear Trail.

Dog Park Mansfield mutts rejoice! The Parks & Recreation Department is actively working on proposals for the first dog park. After gathering feedback in an online survey and public meeting, Park Planning is now working with designers to create a concept on the proposed site, the former homestead of Mansfield founder Ralph Man.

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The home would be fenced separately for historical preservation, but the tract still includes seven plus acres of wooded land that could someday become the playground of doggy dreams! Concepts will be finalized and presented to MPFDC and City Council later this summer, with hopes of completion in mid-2019.

Chandler Splash Pad Are you ready for summer fun? The splash pad at Clayton W. Chandler Park will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting May 26 and remain open daily until Sept. 3.

Athletic Field Master Plan Park Planning is now at work on an Athletic Field Master Plan, which encompasses all Mansfield sports complexes, parks and fields. Staff gathered public input at a series of open meetings in Fall 2017, and is using that feedback plus data on current usage and trends to develop a plan that will address the city’s youth sports needs for the next 20 years. Options include redevelopment of current properties and/or construction of new fields, depending on what works best for time, budget and demand. Consultants working with the city hope to have preliminary master plan concepts to evaluate by Fall 2018.

New Fitness Equipment Take your workout to the next level with new fitness equipment along the trails at Katherine Rose Memorial Park. The four stations use built-in adjustable resistance dials to offer flexible workouts for all ages and

abilities, and are a great way to add strength training to your daily routine! Similar fitness equipment was installed at Clayton W. Chandler Park with the Phase II construction updates.

Downtown Construction Historic Downtown Mansfield is getting a bit of a face lift starting this summer, as Main Street undergoes significant construction. The plan for the north section, from Pleasant Ridge Drive to Oak Street, will create a walkable, ridable trail connection from Town Park as an extension of the Walnut Creek Linear Trail system. Construction of south Main Street, from Broad Street to Hunt Street, will be a complete street section with sidewalks, on-street parking and enhanced landscaping to make the entire downtown more pedestrian-friendly and easily accessible. Both projects are expected to start late spring/summer 2018 and be finished by mid-2019.

Administration Building Construction began this spring on a new building for the Parks & Recreation and Convention and Visitors Bureau administration staff. The facility, located off Matlock Road near Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park, will house nearly 20 staff members as well as a community meeting space for public forums, board meetings and educational programs during inclement weather. The new building will allow for future growth of the department as well as muchneeded space for current staff to continue providing award-winning facilities and services for Mansfield residents. Construction is expected to be complete in Winter 2018-2019. summer 2018 4


Special

events SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT Mansfield Parks & Recreation depends on the support from community leaders to provide year-round family-friendly special events and programming to our residents. This month’s Spotlight Sponsor is Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. In addition to being a top-tier Gold Sponsor, they are the title sponsor for the Red, White & Rockin’ Kids Tri, Hometown Holidays Parade and Barks & Rec 5k, where their therapy dogs were on hand to kick off the race. Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is celebrating 11 years of service in Mansfield, continually advancing its care to meet the community’s growing needs. Methodist Mansfield’s exceptional safety scores have outperformed others in key quality measures, and the hospital has achieved Magnet® designation for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest honor an organization can receive. The dedicated health care professionals and physicians on the medical staff represent more than 60 specialties and are trained in some of the latest in medical technology and innovative treatments. The hospital has become a preferred provider in the area: Methodist Mansfield has been voted Best Medical Facility, Best Maternity Ward and Best Emergency Department in the surrounding communities. Mansfield Parks & Recreation is proud to have Methodist Mansfield as one of our Gold Sponsors! For more information about parks & rec sponsorships, visit mansfieldparks.com

Thursday,Aug. 30 5-8 pm Our teachers take care of the kids all year; the MAC is here to take care of them! Just $5/teacher to fill a box full of school supplies to stock your classroom and enjoy refreshments and conversation with your fellow educators as you prepare for the new school year. Bring room supplies/décor that you’re done with and trade with others for a fresh new look without spending big bucks. Registration is limited to the first 150 people. Save $1 with a current MAC card. 9212

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5-8 PM

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$5

Tuesday, July 3 7-10pm Big League Dreams Mansfield

Sunday, July 3rd 7:00pm-10:00pm

Mansfield’s most popular event all year is coming back with a bang! Enjoy this free, familyfriendly night celebrating our nation in your favorite hometown, complete with bounce houses, games, food vendors, live music and of course, our awe-inspiring fireworks display! Schedule of shuttle Events (7-10from p.m.) Free parking and service Newsom Stadium and hotel discounts are available for * Free admission visiting guests. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, sunscreen and patriotic spirit! Coolers, * 7:45p.m. - Music by pets and personal fireworks not allowed; food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Hotel Code: Rockin 4th

* Free family activities homerun derby,

bounce houses, ice slide and asmash car schedule of events and parking/transportation For more details including maps, detailed * Military appreciation information, please visit the event page online: mansfieldtexas.gov/rockin4th

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* 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks

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MANSFIELD’S 6TH ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY

Disco Party “Shake Your Groove Thang” (55Y+) Friday,Aug. 17 9 am- 1 pm

We’re taking Pickleball to the next level with a huge two-day tournament at FieldhouseUSA Mansfield! Hundreds of players from across the state will be gathering for this event, which includes mens, womens and coed doubles by age bracket. Tournament includes a Friday night social and lunch each registered day. Register before June 1 to save $10. 9207 09/08-09/09

Sa-Su

$35

Step into your best 70’s disco gear for a super groovy day of fun, friends and cheer. • Groovy Lunch • Slammin Snacks • Outta Sight Bingo • Dy-no-mite Door Prizes • Off the Hook Health & Wellness Expo • Far Out Lip Sync Battle Free to all seniors. Must register by Aug. 7 to guarantee a complimentary box lunch. Be there or be square! You won’t want to miss this totally rad party!

Come join us for a fun family movie in Historic Downtown Mansfield at the 100-year old Farr Best Theatre (109 N Main St.) Doors open at 9 am and seats are limited; first come, first served. Movie starts at 10 am. Concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is $1 per person for ages 2Y+, cash only.

June 4 . . . . . . . . Despicable Me 3 July 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coco Aug. 9 . . . . . . . . The Emoji Movie

Music Alley Downtown Music & Arts Festival Saturday, Sept. 8 4-10 pm Our popular new festival is back for a second season, and Historic Downtown Mansfield is ready to rock & roll again! Enjoy multiple stages of live music, interactive art exhibits, shopping, food and more at this FREE family-friendly downtown festival. Our headliners, The Landsharks, are bringing the tropical tunes of Jimmy Buffet to The Lot for the main event, but come early to enjoy a full day of fun and discover new music from reggae to country, swing to salsa and more. See a full list of artists, musicians and more at visitmansfieldtexas.com.

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Preschool Programs Athletics/Fitness

Tiny Tumbling Tots (3-5Y) M

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. Classes held at Philip Thompson Soccer Complex (1701 N Holland Road).

Ages 2-3.5Y 9255 06/02-06/23 9-9:30 AM 9256 07/07-07/28 9-9:30 AM 9257 08/04-08/25 9-9:30 AM

Sa $44/$49 Sa $44/$49 Sa $44/$49

Ages 3-4Y 9261 06/02-06/23 9:35-10:05 AM Sa $44/$49 9260 07/07-07/28 9:35-10:05 AM Sa $44/$49 9259 08/04-08/25 9:35-10:05 AM Sa $44/$49

Ages 4-5Y 9265 06/02-06/23 10:10-10:55 AM Sa $44/$49 9264 07/07-07/28 10:10-10:55 AM Sa $44/$49 9263 08/04-08/25 10:10-10:55 AM Sa $44/$49

NEW Tumbling Tykes (5-7Y) M Boys and girls will build strength, coordination and flexibility as they learn beginner tumbling techniques such as forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, hand stands, back bends, walk overs, crab walks and much more. Wear comfortable tight fitting clothing. Children participate in bare feet. 9581 06/04-06/25 5:30-6:30 PM M $49/$54 9582 07/02-07/30 5:30-6:30 PM M $62/$67 9583 08/06-08/27 5:30-6:30 PM M $49/$54

Mrs. Shannon’s Tiny Tumbling Tots class incorporates structure and body awareness into learning basic tumbling and beam skills. Tiny Tots are always excited to experience the world of tumbling in a group setting that simultaneously improves hand-eye coordination and balance. 9571 06/04-06/25 1:30-2 PM 9570 07/02-07/23 1:30-2 PM

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$35/$40 $35/$40

TGA Golf & Tennis (3-5Y) M TGA makes it fun and convenient for your child to learn both lifelong sports 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 Drive). No MAC Card required. 9642 06/02-07/07 12-12:30 PM 9643 07/14-08/18 12-12:30 PM

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Ballet & Tap Combo (3-6Y) M This popular combination class is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. One full hour of dance instruction includes 30 minutes of French classical beginner ballet terminology and technique and 30 minutes of beginner tap terminology and technique using a custom curriculum, various props, special effects and rewards. Ballet and tap shoes required; leotard and tutu optional. 9577 06/04-06/25 9578 07/02-07/30 9579 08/06-08/27

6:30-7:30 PM M $54/$59 6:30-7:30 PM M $68/$73 6:30-7:30 PM M $54/$59

$80/$85 $80/$85

Arts/Crafts Kidcreate Studio (3-6Y) Kidcreate Studio’s award-winning art classes allow kids to explore an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridgeworthy masterpieces while experimenting with different art materials. Age appropriate curriculum is designed to inspire and create self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it!” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio.

Sesame Street Gang 9647 06/05-06/26 10-11 AM

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$36/$41

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$36/$41

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$27/$32

All About Me! 9646 07/03-07/24 10-11 AM

Super-Duper Messy Art 9648 07/31-08/14 10-11 AM

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Celebrate with Us!

Thursday, May 17 • 9 am-9 pm It’s the Mansfield Activities Center’s 17th birthday and we’re giving YOU the present! Come in the MAC for treats and celebration, plus a very special 10% off all program registrations. Or visit us online and take 15% off.

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Youth & Teen Programs Arts/Crafts

Athletics/Fitness

Kidcreate Studio (7-12Y)

Junior Intellect Hoops Basketball (3-6Y) M

Kidcreate Studio’s award-winning art classes allow kids to explore an environment full of giggles and grins. Kids create fridge-worthy masterpieces while experimenting with different art materials. The curriculum is designed to inspire and create a self-esteem building atmosphere full of “I did it!” moments. Making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio.

Messiest Art Class Ever 9652 06/06-06/27

5-6 PM

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$59/$64

5-6 PM

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$59/$64

Party with Picasso 9650 07/11-08/01

Pop-Out Art 9651 08/08-08/29

5-6 PM

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$59/$64

Yoga Connections (8-12Y) M

Have some fun while we learn and play basketball. Adjustable hoops and appropriately sized basketballs are used to always provide just the right amount of challenge. Our focus will include: dribbling, shooting, footwork, life skills, and more! 9627 06/07-06/28 9628 07/05-07/26 9629 08/02-08/23

6-7 PM 6-7 PM 6-7 PM

Th Th Th

$40/$45 $30/$35 $30/$35

Namaste! Yoga Connections will help your child explore a variety of yoga techniques that will help them develop life skills to use on and off the mat. Breathing and meditation techniques will teach students to focus, relax, and practice self-control and body awareness. When class is over, students will walk away with a feeling of inner-strength and confidence. 9618 06/05-06/26 5:30-6:15 PM 9617 07/10-07/31 5:30-6:15 PM 9619 08/07-08/28 5:30-6:15 PM

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

Soccer Sparks Skills Academy (6-9Y) 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. Classes held at Philip Thompson Soccer Complex (1701 N Holland Road). 9269 06/02-06/23 11-11:45 AM 9268 07/07-07/28 11-11:45 AM 9267 08/04-08/25 11-11:45 AM

Sa Sa Sa

$44/$49 $44/$49 $44/$49

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.

i9 Basketball (4-12Y) i9 Sports offers organized co-ed, 5 on 5 youth basketball focusing on fun, age-appropriate skills and safe play. All skill levels are welcome and 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. Summer league runs June 16 through July 28; season includes seven weeks of game play and a jersey. Games are scheduled 9 am to 4 pm. For registration visit i9sports.com.

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Youth & Teen Programs Shaolin-Do Kung Fu (6-12Y) M

Tae Kwon Do (5-17Y) M

TGA Junior Golf (5-14Y) 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, but challenging 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.

Tae Kwon Do will teach your child to overcome peer pressure and succeed in a competitive world. We will train students to keep their mind and body 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

Beginner

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 Parkway). No MAC Card required.

9602 06/05-06/28 6:30-7:15 PM T/Th $50/$55 9601 07/05-07/31 6:30-7:15 PM T/Th $50/$55 9603 08/02-08/30 6:30-7:15 PM T/Th $50/$55

9246 06/04-06/25 5:45-6:30 PM M 9245 07/09-07/30 5:45-6:30 PM M 9247 08/06-08/27 5:45-6:30 PM M

Intermediate/Advanced

9249 06/05-06/28 5:30-6:20 PM T/Th $65/$70 9248 07/05-07/31 5:30-6:20 PM T/Th $65/$70 9250 08/02-08/30 5:30-6:20 PM T/Th $65/$70

9606 06/05-06/28 7:15-8 PM 9605 07/05-07/31 7:15-8 PM 9607 08/02-08/30 7:15-8 PM

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

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

9637 06/02-07/07 1-2 PM 9638 07/14-08/18 1-2 PM

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

9639 06/05-07/17 5:30-6:30 PM 9640 07/24-08/28 5:30-6:30 PM

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$125/$130 $125/$130

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

Advanced 9239 06/05-06/28 6:25-7:15 PM 9238 07/05-07/31 6:25-7:15 PM 9240 08/02-08/30 6:25-7:15 PM

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

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 TGA Tennis (5-14Y) M 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 Drive). No MAC Card required. 9632 06/02-07/07 3-4 PM 9633 07/14-08/18 3-4 PM

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

9634 06/07-07/12 5:30-6:30 PM Th $125/$130 9635 07/19-08/23 5:30-6:30 PM Th $125/$130

Special Interest

Instructors Wanted!

AHA HeartSaver CPR Course (13Y+) Learn the confidence and skills needed 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. This course teaches AHA standards for CPR, First Aid, and use of an AED. Certifications are good for two years. 9566 06/09 9567 07/14 9568 08/11

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

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The MAC is looking for a few good teachers! Do you have a skill to share with preschool or youth students? We’d love to have you on our team. Schedules are flexible and it’s a great way to make money and help your community. Contact the MAC for more information, (817) 728-3680.

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

YOUTH REC SPORTS Celebrate with Us!

Thursday, May 17 • 9 am-9 pm It’s the Mansfield Activities Center’s 17th birthday and we’re giving YOU the present! Come in the MAC for treats and celebration, plus a very special 10% off all program registrations. Or visit us online and take 15% off.

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Mansfield Parks & Recreation offers a variety of sports classes and lessons at the MAC. Outside organizations utilize city facilities to offer team sports such as Soccer, Baseball, Football and Softball. Different programs are offered at various times throughout the year. These groups are not run by, or affiliated with, the city beyond their use of facilities. For information about any of these recreational sports programs or leagues, please contact the organization directly. Mansfield Youth Baseball Association

myba.com

Mansfield Soccer Association

mansfieldsoccer.org

Mansfield Pee Wee Football Association

mansfieldpwfa.com

Mansfield Girls Softball Association

mgsa.com

Mansfield Area Tennis Association

matatx.com

FieldhouseUSA Youth Basketball & Volleyball

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Summer camps Junior Golf Camp (6-15Y)

Kids Zone Summer Camp (6-11Y)

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Join us for a fun-filled way for kids to learn and improve their golf game in a fun and safe environment. The staff are experts at teaching the game to young golfers and are committed to providing the tools to enjoy the great game for a lifetime. Camp will be held at Mansfield National Golf Club (3750 National Parkway). No MAC Card required.

Join us for fun field trips, crafts, classes, speakers and more. Register early; spots fill quickly. See the MAC front desk for agendas. Offered weekly May 29 through Aug. 10 ($145/week) and daily May 24-25 and Aug 13-14 ($33/day) from 7:30 AM-6 PM. Sibling discounts available. SOLD OUT! Go online or contact the MAC to be added to our wait list.

Hip Hoppin’ Karaoke Camp (5-12Y)

Soccer Shots Camp (4-10Y)

This coed dance camp is high energy funk and fun! Learn hip hop combinations, musicality and self-expression. Camp will incorporate the use of fun props, lighting, and karaoke. Camp is held at Farr Best Theater (109 N Main Street). Campers should dress comfortably in loose clothing and tennis shoes.

The best four day soccer camp available! Our expert-approved curriculum is age appropriate and exceeds education standards. Let our instructors focus on your child’s character development through positive communication between teammates and coaches. Camp is held at Hardy Allmon Soccer Complex (310 North Walnut Creek Drive). No MAC Card required.

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9169 06/11-06/15 9:30-11:30 AM M-F $50/$55 9170 07/09-07/13 9:30-11:30 AM M-F $50/$55

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$78/$83

Mixed Media Art Camp (10-18Y)

Volleyball Camp (6-18Y)

During this 4-day intensive camp, we will explore the basics of color and design. We will experiment with several types of material and produce a finished work worthy of hanging. Bring your creativity, wear your paint clothes, roll up your sleeves and come ready to have fun and get messy! A different project will be completed each week. 9563 07/16-07/19 9564 07/23-07/26

2-4 PM 2-4 PM

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M-Th M-Th

$95/$100 $95/$100

Our volleyball camp is focused on passing, hitting, serving, setting, and defense training. Every player will have fun and gain the technical knowledge needed to execute proper footwork, ball control, and volleyball IQ. This is a great camp for all levels to learn the game and improve their skills! 9174 06/11-06/15 1-4 PM

M-F

$75/$80

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

TGA Tennis Camp (5-14Y) TGA offers an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, daily matches and exciting activities that keep them active all day. With a low camper to instructor ratio and group pairings by age and skill, TGA camps provide ample individual attention and proper instruction for your child. Tennis Racket included with registration. Class held at Chandler Park (1530 N Walnut Creek Drive). No MAC Card required. 9178 9179 9180 9181 9182 9183

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Nature Camps

TGA Golf Camp (6-15Y) TGA Premier Junior Golf Camps offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction and exciting activities that keep students engaged all day. TGA camps provide ample individual attention and proper instruction for your child. Each day of camp will include: Station-based instruction (full swing, chipping and putting), Rules & etiquette and character development lesson, Fun games and contests, On Course Experience, Lunch, and a set of TGA Golf Clubs. Camp held at Mansfield National Golf Club (3750 National Parkway). No MAC Card required. 9185 9186 9187 9188

06/04-06/08 9 AM-5 PM 06/18-06/22 9 AM-5 PM 07/16-07/20 9 AM-5 PM 08/06-08/10 9 AM-5 PM

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$450/$455 $450/$455 $450/$455 $450/$455

Basketball Camp (7-15Y) 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! 9172 06/04-06/08 9 AM-12 PM 9176 07/09-07/13 9 AM-12 PM

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M-F $85/$90 M-F $85/$90

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Adventure Camp (7-14Y)

Science Starter Pack (9-14Y)

Looking to have an outdoor adventure close to home this summer? Come to Adventure Camp to try out your new outdoor skills! We will learn about fishing, wildlife ID, hiking, and more. The camper’s immediate family will be invited to stay for an evening of fun on Friday during class, when campers will demonstrate to their siblings the skills they have learned throughout the week. The evening will end with a campfire and s’mores. Oliver Nature Park T-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. Pre-registration is required by 9 am the Friday prior.

Are you interested in science? Enjoy a science starter pack and learn about a different field of science each day! We will learn about topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Then, we will put our new knowledge to use with experiments and hands-on demonstrations. We will also take hikes through Oliver Nature Park to make observations of scientific principles in nature. Oliver Nature Park T-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. Pre-registration is required by 9 am the Friday prior.

Ages 7-10Y

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9193 06/04-06/08 6-9 PM

M-F

$80/$82

M-F

$80/$82

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6-9 PM

Bug’s Life (5-8Y) Campers will learn all about insects and their allies. During the week we will investigate life cycles, learn scientific names, and even catch a few bug friends. Oliver Nature Park T-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. Pre-registration is required by 9 am the Friday prior. 9198 06/11-06/15

9 AM-12 PM M-F $80/$82

Back to Nature (9-14Y) Do you love technology but want to get back to nature? Join us for this 3 hour camp and try different apps that you can enjoy outdoors! We will explore apps including geocaching, iNaturalist, Pokemon Go, eBird, and Skyview. Oliver Nature Park T-shirt is included in registration fee. Pre-registration is required by 9 am the Friday prior. 9204 08/04

6-9 PM

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$25/$27

9 AM-1 PM M-F $100/$102

Eco Explorers (5-8Y) In this exploration camp, students will learn all about the different ecosystems at Oliver Nature Park. Throughout the week we will discover how the plants, animals, and insects interact with the living and non-living environment within the ponds, forest, and prairie. Oliver Nature Park T-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. Preregistration is required by 9 am the Friday prior. 9196 06/25-06/29 9 AM-12 PM M-F $80/$82

Nature’s Artists (5-8Y) Join us for an art-based nature camp at Oliver Nature Park. Students will complete many art crafts throughout the week based around the beauty of nature. They will learn where our materials come from, why each material is important to our surroundings, and what materials we would not want to use from the forest. A few of the crafts students will create include paper, paintbrushes, animals from natural materials, and so much more! Oliver Nature Park T-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. Pre-registration required by 9 am the Friday prior. 9200 07/09-07/13 9 AM-12 PM M-F $80/$82

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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It’s a little bit tennis, a little bit ping pong and a whole lot of fun! Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, especially among active adults, and it’s found a huge following right here in Mansfield thanks to programs at the Mansfield Activities Center. So huge, in fact, that Mansfield Parks & Recreation is hosting a tournament this September at FieldhouseUSA, where hundreds of players are expected to gather for competitive play.

Make a Racket with Pickleball Currently, the MAC hosts open court for pickleball three times each week, Mondays 2-5 p.m., Wednesdays 5-8 p.m., and Fridays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Anywhere from 10-30 players gather each day for camaraderie and competition, and welcome players of all skill level. “As much as our regulars take their matches seriously,” said Greg Guse, MAC recreation services supervisor, “they also really love introducing new players to the game. They’re quick to welcome newcomers and

show them the basics, because it really is pretty easy to pick up and the more players we keep coming, the more competition there is.” Competition at the upcoming tournament is expected to be more serious, with players coming from around the state. The Summer Slam Pickleball Tournament Sept. 8-9 will be held at FieldhouseUSA Mansfield to accommodate the larger crowds. It will feature men’s and women’s doubles in a double-elimination competition. Cost is $35 per player, with lunch and snacks provided. Registration before June 1 qualifies for an early-bird $10 discount. “We’ve seen how fast Pickleball has grown in popularity here in Mansfield,” Guse said. “We’re excited to be able to offer a larger competition in a new, state-of-theart facility to give our members a

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better challenge and even reach other players from around the area who might not have given Mansfield a try yet.” Hotel discounts are available to out-of-town guests, and organizers will also offer a free shuttle service to the Music Alley music & arts festival, happening in Historic Downtown Mansfield that Saturday, Sept. 8 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Awards will be given in each division and age category. Competition is expected to be fierce with the added teams. But as many Mansfield players have learned, often the prize at the end of the game is more than points or medals. “My wife and I are new to the area so we don’t know a lot of people,” said Mansfield resident Jim Burk, “but I can come here to play Pickleball and we’re all friends.”

Mansfield Summer Slam Pickleball Tournament Saturday & Sunday Sept. 8-9 FieldhouseUSA Mansfield 650 U.S. Highway 287 N For more information contact the MAC (817) 728-3680 Or register online at mansfieldtexas.gov/summerslam 817.728.3680


Adult Programs Leagues

Fitness

Pickleball Open Court (14Y+) M

Flow Yoga (18Y+) 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.

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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Volleyball League (16Y+) M Come join the fun in this coed league with games played on Tuesday nights. Teams consist of 6 players on the court (at least 2 females) and includes 6 games plus playoffs. League website, schedule and photos can be found at www.quickscores. com/mansfield. Register by 5/22. 9630 06/05-08/07

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Celebrate with Us!

Thursday, May 17 • 9 am-9 pm It’s the Mansfield Activities Center’s 17th birthday and we’re giving YOU the present! Come in the MAC for treats and celebration, plus a very special 10% off all program registrations. Or visit us online and take 15% off.

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Fitness in the Park (8Y+) FREE

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Shaolin Total Fitness (12Y+) M 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 and want something that won’t get boring, then Shaolin Total Fitness is right for you. 9610 06/02-06/27 6:45-7:45 PM M/W $35/$40 and 10:30-11:30 AM Sa 9609 07/02-07/30 6:45-7:45 PM M/W $35/$40 and 10:30-11:30 AM Sa 9611 08/01-08/29 6:45-7:45 PM M/W $35/$40 and 10:30-11:30 AM Sa

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Need a new workout routine? Break a sweat and get your heart pumping at the park! Whether you add a stroll around the park or take the kids to the playground, taking advantage of these classes each week is a something we can all enjoy. No registration required; simply show up and enjoy the workout under the large pavilions of our beautiful parks!

Boot Camp @ Rose Park 9670 9671 9672 9673 9674 9675 9676 9677

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8:45-9:45 AM 8:45-9:45 AM 8:45-9:45 AM 8:45-9:45 AM 8:45-9:45 AM 8:45-9:45 AM 8:45-9:45 AM 8:45-9:30 AM

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Cardio Stretchology @ Chandler Park 9710 9711 9712 9713 9714 9715 9716

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Adult Programs Shaolin Do Kung Fu (18Y+) M

Zumba (14Y+) M

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

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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9274 06/04-06/28 6-7 PM 9273 07/02-07/31 6-7 PM 9275 08/02-08/28 6-7 PM

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

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. 9235 06/05-06/28 7:20-8:10 PM T/Th $65/$70 9234 07/05-07/31 7:20-8:10 PM T/Th $65/$70 9236 08/02-08/30 7:20-8:10 PM T/Th $65/$70

Tai Chi (18Y+) 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 9614 06/02-06/28 8-9 PM and 9-10:30 AM 9613 07/05-07/26 8-9 PM and 9-10:30 AM 9615 08/02-08/30 8-9 PM and 9-10:30 AM

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$40/$45 $35/$40 $35/$40

Dance/Music 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. 9282 06/20-07/25 7:30-8:30 PM 9283 08/08-09/05 7:30-8:30 PM

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Country Line Dance (18Y+) M If you like the Nashville new country sound, come join us and move to the beat of some of the latest hits and more. Put on your cowboy boots and give it a try! You may even meet great people from all over the world by practicing in honky tonks or during social times. You’ll soon be addicted to it! Open to all dance levels. No partner required. Sa Sa Sa

Put on your cowboy boots and join us for a country line dancing workshop! Move to the beat of some of the latest hits and more. You’ll enjoy this breakdown of line dancing moves for all levels. Take your moves over to the honky tonk later! No partner required. 9668 08/11

1-4 PM

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$20/$25

Special Interest Mansfield Competitive Duplicate Bridge

Beginning Ballroom Dancing (18Y+) M

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Country Line Dance Workshop (18-55Y) M

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

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. 9419 9418 9420

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AHA HeartSaver CPR Course (13Y+) Learn the confidence and skills needed 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. This course teaches AHA standards for CPR, First Aid, and use of an AED. Certifications are good for two years. 9566 06/09 9567 07/14 9568 08/11

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

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Despite the great benefits of educational apps and programming, electronic devices are often “empty calories” to a growing preschooler’s brain; they occupy space but don’t add the same deep value found in hands-on creative play. And yet, our tech-savvy toddlers have grown up with screens and often need a little extra guidance learning how to play with no cords attached. Mansfield Nature Education programmers say they noticed this growing need and launched a new program this spring designed specifically to fill those gaps.

Nature Education

Imagination Grows Here Nature Play, which began in Apr., invites parents and preschoolers to come to the park for a few hours of device-free fun in the great outdoors. Staff supplies the materials, which includes everything from rocks and

sticks to bamboo and slices of trees. They’ll also be on hand to guide the playtime as needed, offering suggestions or getting games started. But the real goal is to simply set the stage and let the little ones take over. “Preschoolers generally have no shortage of creativity,” said Tiffany Chrzanowski, nature education specialist. “We’re hoping to create a space where they feel encouraged to really expand those ideas, no matter how silly, and engage their parents and friends to join in.” Yes, parents are encouraged to play along, whether that means climbing into the bamboo rod teepee or playing air guitar in the log-andstick rock band. “When parents join in and show they can be silly too, it helps strengthen the bond with their children and also helps the kids feel more confident in stepping outside the usual box to really expand their brains,” said Chrzanowski.

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Nature Play is scheduled for multiple occurrences throughout the spring and summer, all of which are completely free for parents and kids to attend. All classes also occur at Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park, which, according to Chrzanowski just adds to the fun. “The park is the perfect place to expand your imagination and get your creative juices flowing, no matter what your age. The colors, the creatures, even the fresh air and sunshine itself. Nature is always growing and changing and surprising us with exciting new ideas, and we’re hoping this program will encourage our littlest visitors to do the same.”

Nature Play Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park 1650 Matlock Road FREE program, no preregistration required. Open to all ages but geared towards ages 2-8Y.

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2-3 PM

Tuesday, May 29

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

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nature Programs Hike with a Naturalist (All Ages)

Kayaking at Britton Park (7Y+)

Come enjoy Oliver Nature Park while hiking with a naturalist! Participants will learn all about the wonders of nature on a guided hike through the park. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. All participants age 2 and over must pre-register for this program. Each child/family must have at least one adult attending and registered for the program. We encourage the nature walks for the whole family!

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. Each child ages 7-17 years must be accompanied by an adult on the tour. Pre-registration is required.

Night Hike Summer Scavenger Hunt Hike

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07/21 08/11

8:30-10 PM 9-10:30 AM

Sa Sa

$8/$10 $8/$10

Little Naturalists (3-5Y) Come learn about nature through exploration. We will read, sing, create a craft, meet live animals, and have a hands-on exploration all about nature. Students will enjoy 20 minutes of Nature Play during each class to use their imagination while playing in a bamboo teepee, making tree cookie homes for animals, or making a bamboo car. Pre-registration is required. Butterflies Playful Prairie Nature Artistry Kid Camping Fossils Pond Pals

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Junior Geologists (5-14Y) Visitors to Oliver Nature Park are often focused on the plants and animals that live there. But what lies beneath our feet when we visit? Join a naturalist for a geology-related lesson and a walk to explore the inorganic side of nature. Pre-registration is required.

Ages 5-8Y Fossil Finders

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10:30-11:30 AM

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Ages 9-14Y Paleontology

Junior Physicists (5-14Y)

The days are getting longer, and the heat is on! Join us at Oliver Nature Park to investigate the chemistry of summer. We will make exploding summer slime and other hands-on chemistry experiments! Pre-registration is required.

Physics is the study of the laws of nature. Every action has a reaction, and what goes up must come down. Join us at Oliver Nature Park to investigate air and gas pressure. How far can a balloon racer travel? Can invisible gases blow the lid off a container? Get these answers and more through hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Pre-registration is required.

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9-10 AM

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10:30-11:30 AM

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07/31

Ages 5-8Y 9511

07/14

10:30-11:30 AM

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06/02 06/16 07/07 07/28 08/03 08/25

9-10:30 AM 9-10:30 AM 8:30-10 AM 8:30-10 AM 8:30-10 AM 8:30-10 AM

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$22/$24 $22/$24 $22/$24 $22/$24 $22/$24 $22/$24

Junior Angler (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 classes are to: 1) provide young anglers with confidence in their basic fishing knowledge and skills, 2) promote ethical behavior in fishing and towards aquatic habitats, and 3) instill in young anglers the desire to get out and go fishing. Pre-registration required. 9545 9544

Summer Chemistry (5-14Y)

Ages 5-8Y

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4:30-7:30 PM 9 AM-12 PM

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$25/$27 $25/$27

Celebrate with Us!

Thursday, May 17 • 9 am-9 pm It’s the Mansfield Activities Center’s 17th birthday and we’re giving YOU the present! Come in the MAC for treats and celebration, plus a very special 10% off all program registrations. Or visit us online and take 15% off.

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nature Programs Intro to Fishing (3-16Y)

Nature Play (All Ages)

Preschool Picassos (1-5Y)

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

Come bring your family to play outside with natural items. This is a time for children and their parents to use their imaginations. Families can build a fort out of bamboo, make a tree cookie bridge, create a bamboo car, and so much more! Your imagination is the limit! All play items will be provided. Pre-registration is not required for this FREE program.

Make a memory with your toddler at our Preschool Picasso class. This summer, our little artists will create a flower and butterfly themed painting with mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa. One adult must be registered for each child. Only adults need to register for this program. Pre-registration is required.

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06/02 06/22 07/06 07/15 08/08 08/25

9-10 AM 7-8 PM 9-10 AM 7-8 PM 10:30-11:30 AM 7-8 PM

Nature Camps

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

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07/17

9-10:30 AM

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All programs held at Oliver Nature Park unless otherwise stated.

Save $2 with MAC Card.

Pre-registration is required by 9 AM the Friday prior to each camp.

Nature’s Artists (5-8Y)

Back to Nature (9-14Y)

Science Starter Pack (9-14Y)

Join us for an art-based nature camp at Oliver Nature Park. Students will complete many art crafts throughout the week based around the beauty of nature. They will learn where our materials come from, why each material is important to our surroundings, and what materials we would not want to use from the forest. A few of the crafts students will create include paper, paintbrushes, animals from natural materials, and so much more! Oliver Nature Park T-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee.

Do you love technology but want to get back to nature? Join us for this 3 hour camp and try different apps that you can enjoy outdoors! We will explore apps including geocaching, iNaturalist, Pokemon Go, eBird, and Skyview. Oliver Nature Park T-shirt is included in registration fee.

Are you interested in science? Enjoy a science starter pack and learn about a different field of science each day! We will learn about topics in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Then, we will put our new knowledge to use with experiments and hands-on demonstrations. We will also take hikes through Oliver Nature Park to make observations of scientific principles in nature. Oliver Nature Park T-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee.

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9 AM-12 PM

M-F $80/$82

Eco Explorers (5-8Y) In this exploration camp, students will learn all about the different ecosystems at Oliver Nature Park. Throughout the week we will discover how the plants, animals, and insects interact with the living and non-living environment within the ponds, forest, and prairie. Oliver Nature Park T-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. 9196 06/25-06/29 9 AM-12 PM

M-F $80/$82

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$25/$27

Adventure Camp (7-14Y) Looking to have an outdoor adventure close to home this summer? Come to Adventure Camp to try out your new outdoor skills! We will learn about fishing, wildlife ID, hiking, and more. The camper’s immediate family will be invited to stay for an evening of fun on Friday during class, when campers will demonstrate to their siblings the skills they have learned throughout the week. The evening will end with a campfire and s’mores. Oliver Nature Park T-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee.

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9202 6/18-6/22

Bug’s Life (5-8Y) Campers will learn all about insects and their allies. During the week we will investigate life cycles, learn scientific names, and even catch a few bug friends. Oliver Nature Park T-shirt and daily snack is included in registration fee. 9198 06/11-06/15

6-9 PM

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$80/$82

6-9 PM

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$80/$82

9 AM-1 PM M-F $100/$102

9 AM-12 PM M-F $80/$82

Ages 10-14Y 9192 07/23-07/27

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Regular exercise has welldocumented and rarely disputed health benefits, but starting a fitness routine can still be such a daunting task that many put it off. Many Mansfield area senior citizens are learning, however, that it’s truly never too late to start making healthier choices thanks to easy and fun programs with Senior Lifestyles at the Mansfield Activities Center. “I enjoy walking in the gym because it’s safe from tripping hazards or weather worries and you can always find someone to talk to,” said senior

Get fit at any age Betty Corona. Walk & Talk is a designated gym time three days a week for senior citizens to walk at their own pace as they socialize. The camaraderie of sports is often what keeps people engaged, regardless of age. The newest Senior Lifestyles activity, Chair Volleyball, is just as much about the social interactions as it is the fitness benefits.

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“I love chair volleyball. We’re actually working together instead of just sitting around,” said Suzie McQueen. Wanda Lewis agrees. “It’s so much fun; there is a lot of participation and tons of laughter,” she said. “You will often hear the group laughing during the game and the laughter is contagious. You can’t help but smile whether you’re playing along or just watching.”

In addition to those programs, Senior Lifestyles also offers Light & Easy Exercise, a bi-weekly seated workout class that gets the blood flowing and muscles working in a low-impact format. All senior fitness classes are offered multiple times a week and participation is free. And even though they don’t keep score in the volleyball games, every senior who finds a way to make healthier choices is a winner.

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Senior

Lifestyles Arts & Crafts

Line Dancing (55Y+)

C’mon Get Crafty (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 lead by senior staff and volunteers who will help walk you through each step as you create fabulous DIY crafts. Space is limited so signup today. Cost includes all supplies.

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The Mansfield Senior Lifestyles program offers a wide variety of services as well as active, wellness and enrichment experiences for those 55 and over. 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.

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Crafter’s Workshop (55Y+) Work independently or learn from the instructor or other crafters the art of stepping stones, ceramics, and stained glass. 9303 06/04-06/28 9 AM-12 PM M/T/Th $10/$15 9302 07/02-07/31 9 AM-12 PM M/T/Th $10/$15 9304 08/02-08/30 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. 9313 06/06-06/27 9-11:30 AM 9312 07/11-07/25 9-11:30 AM 9314 08/01-08/29 9-11:30 AM

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Dance/Music Do you love to sing? If so, come join ‘A Choired Talent.’ You don’t need a background in music or prior experience singing in the choir. This group will practice every week and perform frequently out in the community. 9288

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Special Interest BBQ Bingo Night Fundraiser Take a break from the kitchen and come in for a delicious BBQ dinner plate (BBQ beef brisket sandwich, chips, pickle, dessert & drink) or pick up one to take home. While you’re here, bid on items in the Silent Auction and enjoy a friendly game of Bingo. All proceeds benefit the Mansfield Senior Advisory Council (for the Senior Lifestyles Program.) 9140

A Choired Talent (55Y+)

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

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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.

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Celebrate with Us!

Thursday, May 17 • 9 am-9 pm It’s the Mansfield Activities Center’s 17th birthday and we’re giving YOU the present! Come in the MAC for treats and celebration, plus a very special 10% off all program registrations. Or visit us online and take 15% off.

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Smart Driver (55Y+) Do you want to lower your insurance? This is a defensive driving class designed 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 guest day pass required. You must pre-register in person at the MAC. Show your AARP Card for a $5 discount.

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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.

9:00 Crafter’s Workshop, Walk & Talk, Open Card Playing, Drop-in Fellowship 10:00 Chair Volleyball 11:30 Bingo 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Basic Beginner Line Dancing 2:00 Beginner Improver Line Dancing

Chair Volleyball

tuesday 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

9:00 Walk & Talk, Open Card Playing, Fine Arts Continuing Education, Drop-in Fellowship 10:00 Chair Volleyball 11:30 Bingo 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Bridge 1:00 Beginner Line Dancing, Bridge 2:00 Basic Beginner Line Dancing

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9:30 AM-2 PM

Wellness

Daily Activities Schedule

9:00

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Enjoy a pickup game of a senior favorite: chair volleyball. This is a great form of (fun) exercise that aids upper body mobility and joint flexibility. It enhances muscle tone, reflexes, hand-to-eye coordination and endurance. We play with a light weight beach ball and a 3 foot net. Remember, no standing - your cheeks remain on the chair! Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am for an hour of play.

Health For Me - Self Management (55Y+) Are you or a loved one dealing with a chronic health concern? HealthForMe can help you take charge of your life. These evidence-based workshops help individuals with chronic health concerns such as asthma, arthritis, congestive heart failure, depression, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and COPD. Family members and care givers can also participate. 9076

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thursday 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

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 Tuesday and Thursday at 11 am for a 20-minute session to get your blood flowing.

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Walk & Talk

9:00

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

Schedule subject to change.

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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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Regular Activities 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.

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 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.

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. 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.

Open Card Playing 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.

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Senior trips & Special Events Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum & Lula Jones Café (55Y+) The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame is a State memorial dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Texas Ranger service. The Hall of Fame commemorates 31 Texas Rangers who made significant contributions to the development of the service or gave their lives in the line of duty under extraordinary circumstances. Inductees are selected by a committee of serving and retired Rangers. After visiting the museum we will enjoy lunch at Lula Jones Cafe. Fee is for transportation only. 9695

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Dr Pepper Museum (55Y+) To quote the famous commercial: “If you look around these days, there seems to be a Dr Pepper Craze.” Whether you’re a fan of Texas’ own soda pop or you just love excellent museums, you will enjoy this Waco museum that offers a fascinating look at the history of America’s favorite soft drinks. As you make your way through the “Home of Dr Pepper,” you will encounter rare memorabilia, incredible live displays and demos, and unique photo opportunities. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant. The fee is transportation only. The Dr Pepper Museum charges $8 for senior admission. 9699

Scottish Rite Hospital Tour (55Y+) Texas Scottish Rite Hospital has been helping children for 90 years. Tour the hospital and learn about its history, services, advances in research, and patient stories. After the tour, we will eat lunch (on your own) in the hospital cafeteria. Fee is for transportation only. 9401

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Come shop with us at the Dallas Farmers Market. Honey, herbs, eggs, jams, freshly baked bread, and Texas-grown organic fruits and vegetables will overflow from tables and crates. There will be plenty of fresh locally grown items to choose from. Remember to bring your own bags. Fee is for transportation only. 08/03

9:30 AM-1 PM

Disco Party “Shake Your Groove Thang” (55Y+) Step into your best 70’s disco gear for a super groovy day of fun, friends and cheer.

Dallas Farmers Market (55Y+)

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Use our handy key to determine the activity level of our senior trips so you can be prepared. Easy Moderate Active

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library Programs

Family Place Playtime (18mo-3Y)

104 S. Wisteria Mansfield, TX 76063

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.

10am-6pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-8pm Tuesday, Thursday 10am-4pm Saturday Closed Sunday

Fridays Saturday 07/14, 07/21

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11 AM-1 PM 10:30 AM

Free Free

Come discover a wide array of amazing animals from around the world with the Creature Teacher! Come early because seats fill up fast!

Children 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. 10:30 AM

Free

Bilingual Story Time (3-6Y) Children age 3-6, 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. Thursdays

10:30 AM

Free

Toddlers 18 months to age 3 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. Story Time for Tots is every Tuesday at 10:30 am and some Saturday’s, please check library calendar for specific dates. 10:30 AM 10:30 AM

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Pipdilly’s: The Musical Trickolini! Pipdilly’s is a fantastical comedy show with original songs, amazing magic, and lots of audience participation. Don’t miss their mysterious guest, the musical trickiolini! 07/25

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Deecee Cornish Storyteller Enjoy the award winning storytelling of “the urban Aesop”, Mr. DeeCee Cornish. Families will love his educational, multicultural, and engaging storytelling. 06/13

10:30-11:30 AM

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Carolina Storyteller Enjoy the enchanting bilingual storytelling of Carolina Quiroga-Stultz. Carolina tells wonderful multicultural stories with lots of audience participation. 06/20

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Come join us with award winning entertainer Brett Roberts presents Rockin’ Bubbles, an outrageous bubble show sure to excite children of all ages! Brett will present a whole show full of bubble tricks sure to amaze. 06/27

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Professor Brainius Professor Brainius is not your typical mad scientist! Come enjoy the Professor’s wild and wacky science show to spark the curiosity of the next generation of scientists and students. 07/11

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10:30-11:30 AM

Professor Pop Bubble Show

Story Time for Tots (18mo-3Y)

Tuedays Saturday 06/09, 06/23, 06/30

Super spy magician James Wand’s magical show includes clues, secret codes, and lots of magic as the children help him on a top secret mission. This event will be taking place at the Farr Best Theater, 109 N Main Street, Mansfield, TX 76063. 07/18

Creature Teacher

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James Wand Secret Agent Magic Show

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Tweens and Teens X-box Gaming (9-17Y) Come out and join other teens in interactive Xbox One Gaming at the Mansfield Public Library. This is a come and go event. 06/16 06/30 07/21

1-3 PM 1-3 PM 1-3 PM

Sa Sa Sa

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Mansfield Rocks (9-17Y)*

Come create unique painted rocks to hide around Mansfield. All supplies are provided. Registration is required. Visit www. morelibrary.org to register. 06/05

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Perot Tech Truck (9-17Y)*

This colorful vehicle will inspire youth to Tinker, Engineer, Create, and Hack by exploring both low and high-tech, hands-on projects. Registration is required. Please visit www.morelibrary.org to register. 06/07

2-3 PM

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James Wand Magic Class (9-17Y)*

06/14

2-3 PM

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As the Page Turns Book Club (18Y+)

Free

Get ready to make some music! Join us for creative and fun instrument making out of recycled materials. Registration is required. Please visit www.morelibrary.org to register. 2-3 PM

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Live-Action Angry Birds Team up to knock down the hungry green pigs’ defense and save those eggs! 06/26

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Teen Photography (9-17Y)*

Want to up your selfie game? Learn the best tips and tricks to improve your phone photography skills from a local photographer. Registration required. Please visit www. morelibrary.org to register. 07/12

2-3 PM

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Teen Get Crafty (9-17Y)*

Let your creativity shine during Teen Get Crafty! Every month has a new craft project. All supplies are provided. Registration is required. Please visit www.morelibrary.org to register. 06/28 07/26

2-3:30 PM 2-3:30 PM

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STEM Club (9-17Y)*

Come explore STEM subjects with hands on projects. Registration is required for each week. Visit www.morelibrary.org to register. 06/06 06/13 06/20 06/27 07/11 07/18 07/25

2-3:30 PM 2-3:30 PM 2-3:30 PM 2-3:30 PM 2-3:30 PM 2-3:30 PM 2-3:30 PM

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New to computers and the internet? Let us help! This class is for beginners and will help you learn the basics. Come in with your questions and we will work to help you learn. Laptops will be available for use. Please bring a flash drive if you would like to save any work. No library card is required. 3 PM

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Drop-In E-book and Overdrive Help (18Y+) 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.

This program is for non-native Spanish speakers who want to learn basic Spanish skills. To find out exact class schedule, contact the library or checkout the library calendar. Tueday

5-6 PM

Free

Texas Master Gardener, Vegetable Gardening (18Y+)*

Join Mansfield Public Library in conjunction with Texas Master Gardeners to learn about creating your best vegetable garden. Registration is required, please visit www.morelibrary.org. 06/14

6-7 PM

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Speaker Series June: AARP, Fraud Watch (18Y+)*

A representative from AARP will be discussing the right steps to take to learn how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. Helpful resources will be provided courtesy of AARP. Registration is required, please visit www.morelibrary.org. 06/21

6-7 PM

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GED/HSE Prep Class (18Y+)*

This program is for non-native English speakers who want to enhance their spoken English skills and increase their confidence in using conversational English.

Mansfield Public Library is pleased to offer GED/HSE prep classes in partnership with Fort Worth ISD. Our classes will prepare you to take the GED or HSE test as it will cover all the main test subjects. Please note that orientation and testing is mandatory to start classes. Classes will meet regularly on Monday’s from 10am-1pm except the week of orientation and testing.

Tuesdays

07/09

Mondays

4 PM

Free

English Conversation Circle (18Y+)

6 PM

Free

Microsoft Excel for Beginners (18Y+)* 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 and registration is required, please come into the library or call 817-728-3690 to register.

Murder and Mayhem Book Discussion (18Y+)

Last Wednesdays

10:30 AM

to each program. Please visit the library or morelibrary.org.

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Magic and Mystery Show (18Y+) Mansfield’s premier sleight of hand artist leaves you breathless as you are taken on a fast-paced, fascinating and MIND BLOWING journey! Enjoy a unique combination of close-up magic, parlor magic, storytelling and improvisational comedy! Event will be taking place at the Farr Best Theater, 109 N Main Street, Mansfield, TX 76063. 07/19

Enjoy reading different mysteries or thrillers? The Murder and Mayhem book club will cover a different mystery title each month. Titles for each month can be found at Mansfield Public Library or www.morelibrary.org.

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration opens two weeks prior www.mansfieldparks.com

Free

Basic Computers Class (18Y+)

Mondays

Gets your garden growing! Join us for flower pot painting, filling, and seed planting. Materials are provided. Registration is required. Please visit www.morelibrary.org to register. 2-3 PM

6:30-7:30 PM

Free

Flower Pot Painting (9-17Y)*

07/10

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 the Mansfield Public Library. Third Tuesdays

Instrument Making (9-17Y)*

06/21

Spanish for Beginners (18Y+)

Adults

Teens will be amazed as James performs magic tricks that he uses to entertain and baffle audiences around the world! After performing each trick, James teaches how it’s done! Registration is required. Please visit www.morelibrary.org to register.

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Medicare 101 (18Y+)*

Free

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. Registration is required, please visit www.morelibrary.org. 06/05 07/10

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library Programs

Yoga in the Library (18Y+) 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. Please make sure to bring your own yoga mats. 06/07 07/12

6-7 PM 6-7 PM

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Card Making for Adults (18Y+)*

Join our card making expert to learn how to design and create some unique handmade but professional looking cards. All supplies and materials will be provided. Registration is required. Please register on www.morelibrary.org. 06/26 07/24

6-7 PM 6-7 PM

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Family Game Time Family Game Time...fun for the whole family. Stop by the library, play some games and make new friends. Scrabble, Uno, Memory, Dominos, Chess, Quick-ups, Candy Land, and Jenga are just a few of the games that you and your family can enjoy playing. Family Game Time is a come and go event and is open to all ages. Games provided by the library. Tuesdays

5-7 PM

Free

Kids…celebrate father’s day with the favorite guy in your life. We’ll have games to play and crafts to make. Donuts, juice, and coffee will be provided. Registration is required. Please visit or call the Mansfield Public Library at 817-728-3690. 06/16

10:30 AM-12 PM

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07/24

2-3 PM

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Chess Club Learn how to play or just brush up on your skills. All ages and levels welcome. 06/09 06/23 07/14

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration opens two weeks prior to each program. Please visit the library or morelibrary.org.

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Join us for a movie matinee at Mansfield Public Library. No registration is required. Popcorn will be provided.

Justice League 06/08

3-5 PM

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Wonder 06/15

Jumanji 06/22

Coco 06/29

Thor Ragnarok

Donuts with Dad*

Get ready to test your knowledge and join us during this musical trivia. Gather your team or join one of ours to compete in the several rounds to test your skills. Registration is required. Please visit or call the Mansfield Public Library at 817-728-3690.

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. Classes are FREE and registration is required, please visit www.morelibrary.org. 6-7:30 PM 6-7:30 PM

Movie Matinee

Music Trivia*

Get Crafty (18Y+)*

06/28 07/26

Family Programs

Sa Sa Sa

Free Free Free

07/13

3-5 PM

Paddington 2 07/20

3-5 PM

Minute to Win It*

Do you think you have what it takes to win the minute to win it challenges? Come with a team or join one of ours to win one of these fun tasks in less than 60 seconds. Registration is required, visit morelibrary.org. 06/12 07/17

2-3 PM 2-3 PM

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Escape Room*

Join us for puzzles and fun as you pit yourself against the library escape room! Groups and individuals are welcome. Please visit or call the Mansfield Public Library at 817-728-3690 to reserve your time slot for this event. Registration will be open two weeks prior to the program. Choose between easy and moderate puzzle levels. 06/19 07/19

12-3 PM 12-3 PM

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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

14 Mansfield National Golf Club

3750 National Parkway

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

21 Pond Branch Linear Park

199 East Broad Street

Splash Pad open Memorial Day-Labor Day

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

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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 winter 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!

“Stroller Strides Mamas rocking their workout on the Walnut Creek Linear Trails.” -Fit4Mom Mansfield

“I love that this photo at Oliver Nature Park perfectly depicts our family!”

-Amanda Ybarra

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Table of contents Parks & Rec News . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Preschool Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Youth/Teen Programs . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Nature Education . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Library Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Facility Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

“We had the best time and hope Barks and Rec is an annual event. Loved seeing all the dogs find homes. While we didn’t adopt Freckles (have our hands full already), we know she had a great day and got lots of love from us. Looking forward to next year.”

“I love Mansfield parks they are fun to play at and find cool rocks . Also the swings are my favorite to play on. And I love to walk the trails.”

-The Tonjes Family

-The McGinnis Family

2018 Summer Mansfield Recreation Guide  
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