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SPECIAL EVENTS

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Help support senior recreation programs while dining on three delicious buttermilk pancakes, two scrumptious sausage links, yummy scrambled eggs, hot coffee or orange juice. Enjoy a wide variety of entertainment while your eat. Bring your friends and family for this tastey treat! DINE-IN OR DRIVE-THRU Saturday, January 28 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd. (956) 681-3360

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

Experience a night full of food, laughter and suspense. Watch closely, listen carefully and put all the clues together to solve this small town Western murder mystery thriller.

DATE: TIME: FEE:

Saturday, March 24 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. $25 per person 180999.01 Advance Registration Required PLACE: TBA

Purchase tickets in advance at Lark, Las Palmas and Palm View Community Centers.

$4.00 DONATION PER PLATE

McALLEN SYMPHONIC BAND

Incorporated in 1974, the McAllen Symphonic Band is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide cultural entertainment while providing an outlet for musicians throughout the Rio Grande Valley who enjoy rehearsing and performing a variety of music.

DADDY DAUGHTER DINNER & DANCE Treat your daughter like a star during this red carpet event! Enjoy dinner, dessert, dancing and a take home picture of your special night together. DATE: Saturday, April 7 TIME: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. PLACE: Lark CC FEE: Register in Advance

See YOUTH PROGRAMS for more information.

McAllen Parks & Recreation

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Feb. 14 “Hollywood Goes to War” Mar. 27 “People’s Choice” TIME: 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Trinity Worship Center 4801 N. Cage Blvd. Pharr FEE: $5 per ticket. Purchase tickets at Lark, Las Palmas and Palm View Community Centers, Texas Wilder RV Resorts and at the door concert night. Call (956) 781-0481 for more information.

UNDERWATER EGG HUNT

Bring the kids for some spring time fun. Enjoy food, prizes, music and special appearances by everyone’s favorite learn to swim program mascots Gus & Goldie! Open swim from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. DATE: AGES:

Sunday, April 8 TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 4 to 6, 7 to 9 & 10 to 12

PLACE: Municipal Pool FEE: $2.50 per person

32nd Annual Golden Age Olympics Olympic-style event for participants age 50 and over. The competition features individual and team events in a number of categories, including card games, athletics and recreation. DATE: January - March 2012 FEE: $8 first event/$6 each event thereafter


FOR KIDS NATUREPROGRAMS PROGRAMS

QUINTA MAZATLAN WORLD BIRDING CENTER

600 Sunset Dr. (one block south of La Plaza Mall off 10th Street) • (956) 681-3370 • www.quintamazatlan.com Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Thursdays open until dark • Admission $2 Adults $1 Kids & Seniors (65+)

TOUR THE HOUSE & GARDENS Featuring the home’s history & families, architecture, art gallery and nature trails, the mansion was built in the 1930s and is one of the largest adobe homes in Texas. FEE: Included in General Admission Large groups schedule a private tour! TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Garden of Eatin’ Stroll through History Woodland Walkabout

Wednesdays (through April) Fridays (through April) Saturdays

WALK WITH A NATURALIST Each month a guest naturalist will share seasonal aspects of nature along the woodland trail. DATE: 3rd Saturday of the Month TIME: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. FEE: Included in General Admission Jan 21

“New Year” Jesus Franco, Texas Parks and Widlife Feb. 18 Thornforest Reptiles & Amphibians Mayra Oyervides, local herpetologist Mar. 17 Spring Birds John Yochum, Texas Parks and Wildlife BACKYARD HABITAT STEWARD Learn to create great spaces for wildlife in your own backyard and receive 15 hours (over 6 weeks) of classroom and hands-on training from local experts from around the Rio Grande Valley. Topics will include: South Texas Backyard Wildlife, Planting Natives for Wildlife, Water Features, Green Backyard Techniques, Shelter for Wildlife, Feeding, and more! DATE: TIME: FEE:

Saturdays February 4 - March 10 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. $60 per person Activity# 160305.00

ADULT PROGRAMS

YOUTH PROGRAMS

THURSDAY TREE WALKS Arrive early for the Nature Speaker Series and enjoy a brief walk & talk on the trails with a naturalist. Each week a new tree will be featured! Tour from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

WILD THINGS SERIES Scout and Youth Groups will enjoy a hands-on program including classroom lab, eco-art and trail walks. AGE: Recommend 2nd to 5th grade DATE: 3rd Saturday of the Month TIME: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm FEE: $5 per student (includes supplies) Advance Registration Required WINTER WILD THINGS Jan. 21 Naturalist (ages 8- 11) Feb. 11 Wings Over the Valley (ages 11-18) SPRING WILD THINGS Mar. 22 Bugs (ages 7-10) Apr. 21 Vida Verde, Earth Day Festival Apr. 28 Forestry (ages 11-18) SUMMER WILD THINGS May 12 Amazing Daisy (ages 5-7) May 19 Love Water (ages 7-10)

NATURE SPEAKER SERIES Sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates DATE: Thursdays (Through April 2012) TIME: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. FEE: Included in General Admission JANUARY 5 Create Sensational Pots and Planting Ouina Rutledge, UTPA Sustainability Office 12 Celebrate a Texas Poet Laureate’s Journey Jan Seale, Poet & Author 19 Nature in Chinese Culture Pu Chen, Biologist and Photographer 26 Birding “Texas Style” – Voice & Visual ID Tips Luciano Guerra, Photographer & Birder FEBRUARY 2 Survival in the Brushlands Arturo Longoria, Author 9 “Jason & Marcia,” the Renaissance Couple Presented by the Seale & Gause Families 16 Ten Best Trees to Plant in Your Backyard Assalia Belmares, Quinta Mazatlan 23 Butterfly Gardening for the RGV Gil Quintanilla, Butterfly Enthusiast & Photographer MARCH 1 Want Hummers in Your Backyard? Mark Klym, Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept 8 Nature in Motion Larry Ditto, Wildlife Photographer 15 My Botanical Garden through Sketching Sue Sill, Career in Botanical Gardening 22 “Moon over Mazatlan” Fundraiser Purchase Tickets in Advance for Event 29 Owls and Howls of South Texas Cliff Shackelford, Texas Parks and Wildlife APRIL 5 Starting a Herb Garden Debbie Cox, Farmer’s Market Favorites 12 Cook Local! Drink Local! Chef James from Alhambra Restuarant 19 Bringing Birds to Your Backyard Christine Williams, Quinta Mazatlan

SCHOOL SCIENCE SERIES Curriculum driven programs designed to meet TEKS Science & Social Study objectives. AGE: Kinder & up (60 students per tour max) DATE: Thursdays & Fridays TIME: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. FEE: $5 per student (teachers/parents free) Advance payment & preparation required! Pre-K Kinder Kinder-5th 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th & 7th 8th Grade +

Nature Treasure Hunt Using our Senses Endangered Species of Texas Living & Non-Living Things Budding Botanists Adaptations Everywhere Exploring: Soil to Leaves Let’s Explore as Ornithologists Investigating Interactions Exploring Home Biomes

Bring your own lunch & have a picnic outdoors! SCOUT PROGRAMS AGES: 6 & up DATE: Saturdays TIME: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. FEE: $5 per scout Advance registration & payment required! GIRL SCOUTS Daisies (5-6) Learning Petals Brownies (6-8) Bugs, Love Water Juniors (9-11) Gardener, Geo-cacher, Flowers Cadettes (11+) Forestry Seniors (11+) Voices for Animals, Adventure Ambassadors (15+) Water BOY SCOUTS Cub (6-9) Sharing Your World Wildlife Webelos (9-11) Forester & Naturalist Boy Scouts (11+) Bird Study

VIDA VERDE EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Saturday, April 21 • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Adults $2.00 & Kids $1.00

ENJOY ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Live Birds of Prey Show, Reptile Adventures Show, Organic Cooking Demonstrations, Music & Entertainment, Green Expo with Vendors, Eco-Arts & Crafts, Food Court & Much More!


AQUATICS PROGRAMS PLEASE EXCUSE OUR PROGRESS

PROGRAM TIMES & LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FACILITY RENOVATIONS. CAMP CASCADE DATE: Monday - Friday March 12-16 TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Cascade Pool AGES: 8 - 15 FEE: $35 Resident/$50 Non-Resident 140956.01 UNDERWATER EGG HUNT DATE: Sunday, April 8 TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Pool AGES: 4 to 6, 7 to 9, & 10 to 12 FEE: $2.50 per person BARK ‘N’ SPLASH DATE: Saturday, March 31 TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. PLACE: Cascade Pool FEE: $1.50 per dog (2 dogs max per owner) Proof of current vaccination required AQUA ZUMBA DATE: Monday – Friday March 12-16 TIME: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Cascade Pool AGES: 18+ FEE: $1.25 LAP SWIMMING FEE: $1.00 per visit MORNING LAPS DATE: TIME: PLACE:

Swim Pass: $20 Monday – Friday 5:00 – 7:00 a.m. Municipal Pool

NOON LAPS Jan. 9 – April 6

DATE: Monday – Sunday TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Pool

April 7 – May 13

DATE: Monday – Friday TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Pool

May 14

DATE: Saturday & Sunday TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Pool

DATE: Saturday & Sunday TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Pool

EVENING LAPS

DATE: Monday – Thursday TIME: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Boys Club Pool

DATE: Monday – Friday TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Boys Club Pool

GUS & GOLDIE LEARN TO SWIM SESSION 1: April 9 – April 19 Pre-School 6:10 – 6:40 p.m. 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Youth 6:00 – 6:40 p.m. 6:50 – 7:30 p.m.. Parent & Baby 6:10 – 6:40 p.m. Adult & Teen 6:50 – 6:30 p.m.

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LEARN TO SWIM CLASS DESCRIPTIONS PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES Pre-School (4-5 years) - Students in this class will learn basic water adjustment skills with an emphasis on play to prepare them for comfort in the water for Level 1 & 2. It is designed to teach swimmer independence with initial play in the wading pool and progression to the main pool when students are ready. Advanced Pre-School (4-5 years) - The advanced preschool is like the preschool class, but will have students start to work on level 1 material at an earlier age. Students must have taken the preschool class to enroll.

ADULT & TEEN This class is for adults who either want to overcome their fear of the water or are comfortable in the water, but would like to improve their strokes. PARENT & BABY Infant (6-18 months) - This class is designed to teach parents how to work safely and effectively with their infant to provide a safe environment, so they can develop water adjustment skills and have fun in the water. Toddler (18-48 months) - The focus of this class is to teach skills learned in the infant level and progress to more advanced skills that are age appropriate for a toddler. Again, parent and child will be working together in the water.

YOUTH CLASSES Level 1 & 2 (6-13 years) - Swimmers will start to learn basic THANK YOU PARTNERS water exploration and swimming skills. This class covers submersion in the water, floating & gliding on front & back, rhythmic breathing, safety skills, and front & back crawls at a beginner level. Level 3 (6-13 years) - This class is designed to build upon skills learned at Levels 1 & 2. The back crawl will be expanded and the front crawl will be perfected. Students will also learn to tread water. Level 4 (6-13 years) - This class is designed to build upon the skills mastered at Level 3. Students develop more endurance to swim greater distances. Breaststroke and sidestroke are also taught. SWIM LESSONS FOR HOME SCHOOL PROGRAMS This is a great physical education addition to your home-school curriculum. Students are divided according to their skill levels. Call Parks and Recreation for more information on scheduling classes! WEEKEND LESSONS DATE: Saturday SESSION 1: February 4 – 25 10:00 – 10:30 Pre-School 140222.01 Advance Pre-School 140223.01 Youth Level 1 140236.01 Youth Level 2 140237.01 Youth Level 3 140238.01 Youth Level 4 140239.01

FEE: $30 Residents/ $40 Non-Residents 10:40 – 11:15 11:20 – 11:55 PLACE: Boys Club Pool 140222.02 140222.03 140223.02 140223.03 140236.02 140236.03 140237.02 140237.03 140238.02 140238.03 140239.02 140239.03

SESSION 2: March 3 – 31 Pre-School Advance Pre-School Youth Level 1 Youth Level 2 Youth Level 3 Youth Level 4

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PLACE: Los Encinos Pool

SESSION 3: April 7 – 28 Pre-School Advance Pre-School Youth Level 1 Youth Level 2 Youth Level 3 Youth Level 4

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PLACE: Boys Club Pool

CUSTOM LESSONS* SESSION 1 Parent & Baby Pre-School Youth Level 1

DATE: Monday, Wednesday & Friday PLACE: Boys Club Pool

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SESSION 2: April 23 – May 3 Pre-School 6:10 – 6:40 p.m. 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. 7:40 – 8:20 p.m. Youth 6:00 – 6:40 p.m. 6:50 – 7:30 p.m. 7:40 – 8:30 p.m.

SESSION 2 Parent & Baby Adv. Pre-School Youth Level 2

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TIME: 1:20 – 2:20 p.m. FEE: $30 Resident/$40 Non-Resident

Mar. 19 – Apr. 6 SESSION 3 140511.02 Toddler 140523.01 Adv. Pre-School 140537.01 Youth Level 1 Parent & Baby Adult & Teen

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6:10 – 6:40 p.m. 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. 6:50 – 6:30 p.m.

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DATE: Monday - Thursday PLACE: Los Encinos Pool FEE: $25 Resident/$35 Non-Resident


ATHLETICS PROGRAMS RUN WILD 5K Kick off your training for the summer 5K series on the second annual spring run held in conjunction with the Vida Verde Earth Day Festival at Quinta Mazatlan. Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each age group. DATE: Saturday, April 21 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Quinta Mazatlan AGES: Kids 2K & Adult 5K FEE: ADULT $10 (prior to 4/20) $15 (day of race) CHILD $5 (prior to 4/20) $10 (day of race) 5K 350512.W1 2K 350512.W2 AQUAFINA PITCH, HIT AND RUN-LOCAL COMPETITION Official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Boys and girls compete separately in pitching, hitting and running. Winners will advance to sectional competition. Divisions: Boys and Girls AGES: 7-14 DATE: Saturday, April 28 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Westside Park FEE: FREE Activity#150011.12 REGISTER IN ADVANCE OR ON-SITE

BILLY GARZA QUARTERBACK CAMP Get a head start on spring training learning tips and techniques from RGV Magic Quarterback Billy Garza. DATE: Monday & Tuesday March 12 -13 TIME: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PLACE: TBA FEE: $40 Resident/$50 Non-Resident ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED Activity# 150013.12

Equip your kids with the physical training and goal setting mentality to accomplish their running goals. Participants will compete in a 5K at the conclusion of the program. DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center AGES: 8 - 13 FEE: FREE CO-ED ADULT KICKBALL FEE: $225 League Dates: February 22 – April 25 Registration: February 6 - 8 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Manager’s Meeting: Wednesday, February 15 7:00 p.m. Palm View Community Center CO-ED ADULT INDOOR VOLLEYBALL FEE: $225 Divisions: Competitive & Recreational League Dates: February 23 – April 26 Registration: February 6 - 8 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Manager’s Meeting: Tuesday, February 14 7:00p.m. Palm View Community Center ADULT BASKETBALL FEE: $275 Divisions: Men’s Open Tuesday nights Lark CC Men’s Rec Tuesday nights Palm View CC Women’s Open Monday nights Lark CC League Dates: February 23 – April 26 Registration: February 6 - 8 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Manager’s Meeting: Monday, February 13 7:00p.m. Lark Community Center

ADULT SOFTBALL FEE:$350 Divisions: Men’s B, C, D, E, CO-ED Women’s Slow Pitch (Wednesdays) League Dates: February 22 – April 27 Registration: January 17 - February 11 Manager’s Meeting: Thursday, February 16 7:00 p.m. Palm View Community Center

PROUD PARTNER OF McALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION

AQUATICS PROGRAMS LIFEGUARD TRAINING DATE: Thursday & Friday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. AGES: 15+ FEE: $100 ($50 Non-Refundable) SESSION 1 March 8 – 11 Los Encinos Pool 140987.01 SESSION 2 March 22 – 25 Boys Club Pool 140987.02 SESSION 3 April 12 - 15 Boys Club Pool 140987.03 SESSION 4 April 19 - 22 Boys Club Pool 140987.04 SESSION 5 May 3 - 6 Boys Club Pool 140987.05 SESSION 6 May 10 - 13 Boys Club Pool 140987.06 SESSION 7 May 17 - 20 Boys Club Pool 140987.07

SPRING TAAF - MCALLEN GREAT WHITE SHARKS Participants must be at least 5 years old and are required to swim 25 yards continuously. This is a competitive swim team for the City of McAllen. Athletes will train for summer swim meets and state competition if they qualify. DATE: Monday – Thursday May 7 – 31 PLACE: Boys Club Pool FEE: $25 Resident/ $35 Non-Resident #140966.00 TIME: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Red Group 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. White Group 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sharks Group Evaluations: May 2-4 • Wednesday – Friday • 5:00–7:00 p.m

WATER EXERCISE Designed for those who need to work out at a slightly slower pace compared to our other classes. DATE: Monday, Wednesday & Friday TIME: 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. PLACE: Boys Club Pool FEE: $1.00

McALLEN MAKOS Participants must be at least 5 years old and are required to swim 25 yards continuously. To determine levels, all new participants must attend evaluations. This is a noncompetitive swim team; focusing on technique and conditioning. DATE: Monday & Wednesday PLACE: Boys Club Pool FEE: $20 Resident/ $30 Non-Resident TIME LEVEL 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Beginner 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Intermediate 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Advance SESSION 1 February 20 – March 5 140965.01 SESSION 2 March 19 – April 2 140965.02 SESSION 3 April 23 – May 2 140965.03

SHALLOW WATER WORKOUT A mixture of water walking, kick boxing, abdominal, and cardiovascular fitness. Water shoes are recommended. DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Boys Club Pool FEE: $1.00 DEEP WATER WORKOUT This is a non-impact, but vigorous deep water aerobics class. This class includes circuit training, strength resistance training, and stretching. Deep water flotation devices and water equipment are provided. DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Boys Club Pool FEE: $1.00

PARTICIPANT EVALUATION SCHEDULE SESSION 1 Feb. 8 – 10 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. SESSION 2 Mar. 17 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. SESSION 3 Apr. 4 – 6 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

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PUBLIC SWIM Take a dip and cool off in one of McAllen’s public pools. Spring Break

March 12 – 17 Monday – Saturday TIME: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. PLACE: Cascade Pool FEE: $1.25

Beginning April 7

Saturday & Sunday TIME: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Pool FEE: $2.50

Beginning May 5

Saturday & Sunday TIME: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Los Encinos Pool FEE: $1.25


YOUTH PROGRAMS PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS Private piano lesson covers technique & music theory. Students meet one day a week for one hour. DATE: Wednesday or Thursday TIME: 5:45 - 7:45 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGES: 5 - 12 FEE: $250 per session Session 1 January 11 - January 26 182003.01 Session 2 February 1 - February 29 182003.02 Session 3 March 1 - March 29 182003.03 Session 4 April 4 - April 26 182003.04 Session 5 May 2 - May 31 182003.05 PARENT’S “DATE” OUT Treat yourself to a night out and treat your kids to an evening of supervised activities including crafts, snacks and games. DATE: Fridays - Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Mar. 16, Apr. 20 & May 18 TIME: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGES: 5 - 12 FEE: $15 Resident/$30 Non-Resident Jan. 17 180000.01 Feb. 10 180000.02 Apr. 20 180000.04 May 18 180000.03

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“SPRING DAYS AT LARK” CAMP Experience fun-filled spring break with arts & crafts, games and sports. Participants must bring a sack lunch and drink each day. DATE: Monday - Friday (March 12 - 16) TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGES: 5 - 12 FEE: $60 Resident/$120 Non-Resident Ages 5-6 180906.01 Ages 7-8 180906.02 Ages 9-12 180906.03 DADDY DAUGHTER DINNER DANCE Treat your daughter like a star during this red carpet event! Enjoy dinner, dessert, dancing and a take home picture of your special night together. DATE: Saturday, April 7 TIME: 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED $50 per pair/$10 ea add. child through March 17 $60 per pair/$15 ea add. child after March 17 Activity# 180000.01 Add Sibling #180000.02 ZUMBA KIDZ Kids will enjoy learning to lead a healthy lifestyle with Zumba’s fusion of Latin dance. Zumba promotes coordination and helps kids develop friendships while exploring the world of dance. DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGES: 4 - 12 FEE: $38 Resident/ $46 Non-Resident Session 1 January 9 - February 3 182010.01 Session 2 February 6 - March 2 182010.02 Session 3 March 5 – March 30 182010.03 Session 4 April 2 – April 27 182010.04 Session 5 April 30 - May 25 182010.05 YOUTH OPEN GYM Shoot hoops or play a game of basketball. DATE: Monday & Wednesday 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: $1.00 per visit Passes available at the front desk.

CHINESE LANGUAGE Explore Chinese language and culture. Participants will learn to listen, speak, read and write using a system training approach in the Chinese language. We will also learn about China Kung Fu, Opera, Music, Food and Calligraphy. ADVANCE CHINESE DATE: Monday, Wednesday & Friday TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGES: 6 - 12 FEE: $150 per session Session 1 January 9 - February 3 Session 2 February 6 - March 2 Session 3 March 5 – March 30 Session 4 April 2 – April 27 Session 5 April 30 - May 25 BEGINNER CHINESE DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGES: 6 - 12 FEE: $120 per session Session 1 January 9 - February 3 Session 2 February 6 - March 2 Session 3 March 5 – March 30 Session 4 April 2 – April 27 Session 5 April 30 - May 25

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MARTIAL ARTS Gong Fu Fan is an assimilated essence of Gong Fu. It combines Tai chi and Gong Fu. The class will lean martial arts skills, life skill, health, self-esteem and confidence at end of session there will be a performance. DATE: Saturday TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGES: 8 - 18 FEE: $60 per 4 week session Session 1 January 9 - February 3 182009.01 Session 2 February 6 - March 2 182009.02 Session 3 March 5 – March 30 182009.03 Session 4 April 2 – April 27 182009.04 Session 5 April 30 - May 25 182009.05 TINY-TOTS “Let’s Move!” Introduce your child to fun songs while encouraging them to move to the beat! Kids will develop new skills and self confidence with music and movement. DATE: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 2 years 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3 - 4 years PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: $30 Resident/$48 Non-Resident AGE WINTER 2 yr M&W 170160.01 TU&TH 170160.03 3-4 yr M&W170161.01 TU&TH170161.03

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Equip your kids with the physical training and goal setting mentality to accomplish their running goals. Participants will compete in a 5K at the conclusion of the program. Medals will be awarded in several ages groups. DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center AGES: 8 - 13 FEE: FREE BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION Provides knowledge and confidence to care for infants and school-age children. Course covers responding to emergencies and illnesses with first aid, rescue breathing and other appropriate care, making decisions under pressure and recognizing safety and hygiene issues. DATE: Saturday TIME: 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGES: 11 - 15 FEE: $80 Resident/ $90 Non-Resident Session 1 February 11 180897.01 Session 2 March 3 180897.02 Session 3 April 28 180897.03 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM In cooperation with the McAllen Independent School District, supervised play and homework help are offered at the following elementary schools. Alvarez Elementary Bonham Elementary Escandon Elementary Fields Elementary Jackson Elementary Lark Community Center McAuliffe Elementary Navarro Elementary Sam Houston Elementary Wilson Elementary

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DATE: Monday - Friday*

TIME: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

*The Afterschool Program is only available during regular class days. The program observes all early release days and school holidays.

Want see the Vipers games for FREE? What about taking part in FREE youth clinics or exciting field trips to Academy Sports + Outdoors, the museum, Fantasy Skate Center, Shipley’s Donuts, Exotic Tropical Petworld, McAllen Parks and Recreation and much more. Here’s your chance to get free gifts and meet the players. Become a member of Jr. Vipers kids club presented by Kidiatric Therapy Services. Register today online at www.rgvipers.com, stop by the Pro Shop or call (956) 972-1144. PLACE: DATE: AGE: FEE:

Vipers Pro-Shop 4500 N. • 10th Street Suite 315 2011-2012 season 5 - 15 $25


YOUTH PROGRAMS EVENING PROGRAMS Winter Session: February 6 - March 9 Spring Session: March 19 - April 20 FEE: 30 Minute Class $20 Resident/$30 Non-Resident 45 Minute Class $30 Resident/$45 Non-Resident LOCATIONS: LCC Lark Community Center LPCC Las Palmas Community Center PVCC Palm View Community Center Classes not meeting the minimum enrollment by the first day are subject to cancellation or combination with another age group. CLASS DESCRIPTIONS ALL-STAR SPORTS - Learn fundamental skills set needed to succeed and grow in a variety of sports. BALLET - Perfect for the beginner ballerina. Learn to twirl & pirouette. BASKETBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS - Designed to teach you the basics of basketball (dribbling, passing, shooting, and footwork). BEGINNER BILLIARDS - Learn how to play the game of pool including techniques and rules. CHEERLEADING SQUAD - Learn cheers, jumps, splits, stunts & dances.

DRAWING - Lessons include line drawing, shading, perspective, technique & space. FOLKLORICO - Introduction to traditional Mexican dance. FOLKLORICO (PERFORMANCE GROUP) - Program supervisor approval needed for advanced folklorico dance class. Requires experience, commitment, and multiple costume purchases/rental. LPCC registration only. $50 Fee HANDS ON ART - Create art with your hands. Includes drawing, painting, arts & crafts. HIP HOP KIDS - Pop, lock & rock it to today’s hip hop hits. HIP HOP CRAZE - Learn footwork, coordination & rhythm. JAZZ - Strut and dance to music from across the decades. JAZZ-MA-TAZZ - Fun-filled intro to jazz is perfect for young children, introduces flexibility & technique. KICKLINE - Learn a combination of dance styles including pom, prop, lyrical, jazz, high-kick and hip-hop. KIDS DRAMA - Acting skills for beginners & intermediate. KITCHEN KIDS - Learn to create easy afterschool snacks. MAT-CERCISE - Learn basic tumbling skills from forward rolls, tiny toe touches and proper stretching techniques. MINI-MASTERPIECES - Work with a variety of materials from paint to beads and create your art by hand. MODELING - Learn the basics of poise, etiquette with affordable and fashionable outfits. MUSIC MANIA - Beginner music class with introduction to notes, instruments, and voice.

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7 - 10

7:00 - 8:00

PAINTING - Learn how to paint with different art media creating your own masterpiece. PEPSQUAD - Cheer and dance routines for the beginner. SCIENCE FUNONMENON - Learn more about the fun of science with experiments and activities. SPIRIT ANGELS - Introduction to cheerleading including jumps, cheers & dances. TUMBLING - Basics of floor and mat excercises. TWINKLE TOES - Learn the basic steps of ballet. Build confidence & coordination. URBAN STEPZ - Introduction to basic hip-hop and dance team choreography.

PROGRAM

PLACE

DAYS

AGES

TIME

WINTER

SPRING

Mini-Masterpieces

PVCC

M&W

3-4

6:00 - 6:30

170227.01

170227.02

170323.02

5-6

6:30 - 7:00

170228.01

170228.02

170324.01

170324.02

7 - 10

7:00 - 7:45

170229.01

170229.02

Ballet

LPCC

TU&TH

3-6

6:30 - 7:00

190032.01

190032.02

3-4

6:00 - 6:30

170230.01

170230.02

Basketball Skills

LCC

M&W

6-7

6:00 - 6:30

180343.01

180343.02

5-6

6:30 - 7:00

170231.01

170231.02

8 - 12

6:30 - 7:15

180346.01

180346.02

7 - 10

7:00 - 7:45

170232.01

170232.02

3-6

6:00 - 6:30

180513.01

180513.02

7+

6:45 - 7:15

180514.01

180514.02

TU&TH

Modeling

LCC

TU&TH

Beginner Billiards

LPCC

M&W

10+

6:15 - 7:00

190230.01

-

Cheerleading Squad

LCC

M&W

3-5

6:00 - 6:30

180362.01

180362.02

6+

6:30 - 7:15

180363.01

180363.02

Music Mania

LPCC

TU&TH

7+

5:30 - 6:15

190546.01

-

5-6

6:00 - 6:30

180213.01

180213.02

Painting

LCC

TU&TH

5-6

6:00 - 6:30

180223.01

180223.02

7+

6:30 - 7:15

180224.01

180224.02

Drawing

Folklorico

Folklorico Performing

LCC

LPCC

LPCC

M&W

TU&TH

M&W

7+

6:30 - 7:15

180214.01

180241.02

3-6

5:30 - 6:00

190042.01

190042.02

Pep Sqaud

LPCC

M&W

3-6

5:30 - 6:00

-

190362.02

LPCC

M&W

5-6

5:30 - 6:00

-

190924.02

PVCC

TU&TH

3-4

5:30 - 6:00

170362.01

170362.03

3-4

6:00 - 6:30

170362.02

170362.04

5-6

6:30 - 7:00

170363.01

170363.02

7-9

7:00 - 7:45

170364.01

170364.02

7+

6:00 - 6:45

190046.01

190046.02

Science Funomenom

7 - 17

5:30 - 6:30

190056.01

190056.02

Spirit Angels

Hands on Art

LPCC

TU&TH

3-6

6:00 - 6:30

190227.01

190227.02

Hip Hop Kids

LPCC

TU&TH

7+

6:00 - 6:45

190026.01

-

Hip Hop Craze

LCC

TU&TH

6+

6:00 - 6:45

180023.01

180023.02

3-5

6:45 - 7:15

180022.01

180222.02

Jazz

LPCC

TU&TH

3-6

6:00 - 6:30

190022.01

190022.02

Jazz-Ma-Tazz

PVCC

TU&TH

3-4

5:30 - 6:00

170022.01

170022.03

3-4

6:00 - 6:30

170022.02

170022.04

5-6

6:30 - 7:00

170023.01

170023.02

7-9

7:00 - 7:45

170024.01

170024.02

Tumbling

LPCC

M&W

3-6

6:00 - 6:30

-

190353.02

Twinkle Toes

PVCC

M&W

2

5:30 - 6:00

170031.01

170031.03

6:00 -6:30

170031.02

170031.04

6:30 - 7:00

170032.01

170032.03

3-4

7:00 - 7:30

170032.02

170032.04

5-6

7:30 - 8:00

170033.01

170033.02

2

5:30 - 6:00

170034.01

170034.03

Kickline

LPCC

TU&TH

7+

6:00 - 6:45

-

190059.02

2

6:00 - 6:30

170034.02

170034.04

Kids Drama

LPCC

TU&TH

7+

5:30 - 6:15

-

190526.02

3-4

6:30 - 7:00

170035.01

170035.03

Kitchen Kids

LPCC

M&W

7+

5:30 - 6:15

190276.01

-

3-4

7:00 - 7:30

170035.02

170035.04

Mat-cercise

PVCC

M&W

3-4

5:30 - 6:00

170352.01

170352.03

5-6

7:30 - 8:00

170036.01

170036.02

3-4

6:00 - 6:30

170352.02

170352.04

3-4

5:30 - 6:00

170052.01

170052.02

5-6

6:30 - 7:00

170353.01

170353.02

5-6

6:00 - 6:30

170053.01

170053.02

170354.02

7 - 10

6:30 - 7:15

170054.01

170054.02

11 - 13

7:15 - 8:00

170056.01

170056.02

7-9

7:00 - 7:45

170354.01

TU&TH

2 3-4

Urban Stepz

PVCC

M&W


SENIOR PROGRAMS DAILY NUTRITION PROGRAM Hot nutritional meals provided for seniors ages 60 and older. Participants must register in advance. Contact your local community center to register or for menu information. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark, Las Palmas & Palm View Community Ctrs.

FITNESS & HEALTHY LIVING

Programs are free unless otherwise noted. ARTS & CRAFTS ARTS & CRAFTS Create fun seasonal decorations for your home or join the crochet class and learn basic crochet knots and loops. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center CERAMICS Choose from various designs of green ware and begin with applying colors. Items can be taken home or used as gifts. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: Cost of Materials CLUB DE ESTAMBRE Create unqiue handmade items from yarn. DATE: Tuesday & Wednesday TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center CONJUNTO LAS PALMAS This is the perfect outlet for senior musicians and singers. Sing and play during the monthly Senior Birthday parties at Las Palmas Community Center and Special Events. Most songs are sung in Spanish! DATE: Thursday TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DRAWING & PAINTING Create your own masterpiece. Learn different techniques to draw and paint. Prefect for all levels of experience. DATE: Monday - Thursday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGES: 50+ FEE: Cost of Materials GOLDEN LARKS CITY SINGERS Do you like to harmonize with fellow singers? Perform old standards & your favorite tunes. Get into the swing of things as you enjoy a lifelong love with new friends. Singers practice and sing at different functions in our community. DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center SILVER NOTE CHOIR This is the perfect outlet for senior singers! Sing during the monthly Senior Birthday parties at Las Palmas Community Center and Special Events! Most songs are sung in English! DATE: Tuesday TIME: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

SENIOR AEROBICS Work those muscules DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center SENIOR DANCE FITNESS Freestyle dance class for registered Senior Participants. Enjoy the latest in Tejano, 50’s, Salsa and Mexican music! This class also serves as a fun low impact class that allows for you to go at your own pace. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center SENIOR FITNESS Exercise class to help participants maintain flexibility and strength. Class length is 30 minutes. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center HEALTHIER YOU! Monthly Health discussion/presentations on current health topics. DATE: Wednesday TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center SENIOR STRETCH Want to stay in shape and be flexible, but don’t like all the jumping around? Then this is the class for you. Thirty minutes of stretching and light movement with weights will help keep you limber and active for years to come. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center WALKING CLUB Walk indoors around the gym or outdoors on the trails at Las Palmas Park. Stay in shape and have fun. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center (Indoor) DATE: TIME: PLACE:

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Palm View Community Center (Indoor & Outdoor)

DATE: TIME: PLACE:

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Las Palmas Community Center (Indoor & Outdoor)

SENIOR YOGA Learn breathing techniques to help you relax and lower stressors in your life. Come join us in reaching a healthy and relaxing state of mind and body. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center

SPORTS & GAMES BASIC COMPUTERS Perfect for seniors! Learn to use a desktop computer, navigate the internet and use email. DATE: Monday & Tuesday TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BILLIARDS For fun or competition, relax & play all variations of pool. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center BINGO Try your luck and you just might win a fun prize! DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 11:00 - 11:15 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center BOARD & CARD GAMES Join in the leisure play of a variety of board or card games from Chess to Dominoes to Bridge. Grab a partner and play. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PLACE: Lark, Las Palmas & Palm View Community Ctr. PICKLE BALL This combination of Ping-Pong, tennis, and badminton has been enjoyed for over 45 years by people of all ages. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: $1.00 per day POKER Test your skills during a friendly game of Texas Hold’em. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center SENIOR LINE DANCING It’s both fun and exciting! Dance to old time favorites and today’s line dancing hits. DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

SPECIAL EVENTS DANCE OF THE MONTH Come and dance to the sounds of a live Band where you can meet and dance with other people from throughout the Valley. DATE: Third Wednesday of the Month Jan 18, Feb 15, April 18 & May 16 TIME: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: $1.50 per person SENIOR MONTHLY TRIP Each month seniors involved in the daily programs at each center get together and take a day trip. Participants may register at any of the three community centers. Advance registration required. Space is limited. SENIOR NEWSLETTER Check out what’s going on in the senior community! Pick up your senior newsletter and calendar at Lark, Las Palmas and Palm View Community Centers each month.


ADULT PROGRAMS Winter Session: February 6 - March 9 Spring Session: March 19 - April 20 FITNESS & HEALTHY LIVING STEP AEROBICS Tone your abs, legs, glut and lower back with resistant stretch exercises and aerobic dance movements using steps and music while strengthening the upper body. DATE: Monday - Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: $35 Residents/$70 Non-Residents per month TAI CHI This ancient art uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve health. Beginner Class DATE: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: $55 per session Session 1 January 9 - February 3 182005.01 Session 2 February 6 - March 2 182005.02 Session 3 March 5 – March 30 182005.03 Session 4 April 2 – April 27 182005.04 Session 5 April 30 - May 25 182005.05 Advance Class DATE: Monday, Wednesday & Friday Tuesday & Thursday Saturday PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: Session 1 January 9 - February 3 Session 2 February 6 - March 2 Session 3 March 5 – March 30 Session 4 April 2 – April 27 Session 5 April 30 - May 25

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $100 per session 182006.01 182006.02 182006.03 182006.04 182006.05

ZUMBA® Improve both your cardiovascular and respiratory systems with a variety of dances such as Merengue, Reggaton, Salsa, Cumbia, Flamenco, Belling, Tango and many more. DATE: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: $35 per session Session 1 January 9 - February 3 182007.01 Session 2 February 6 - March 2 182007.02 Session 3 March 5 – March 30 182007.03 Session 4 April 2 – April 27 182007.04 Session 5 April 30 - May 25 182007.05 BODY STRETCH & ZUMBA®GOLD-TONING A combination of spicy dance rhythms increases strength with conditioning balls, elastic stretch bands and weights. DATE: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Friday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Comunity Center FEE: $35 per session Session 1 January 9 - February 3 182000.01 Session 2 February 6 - March 2 182000.02 Session 3 March 5 – March 30 182000.03 Session 4 April 2 – April 27 182000.04 Session 5 April 30 - May 25 182000.05 OPEN GYM* Adult Basketball Tuesday Thursday Saturday

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

PVCC LCC LCC PVCC LCC PVCC PVCC

Adult Volleyball Thursday Saturday *Dates and times subject to change. FEE: $1.00 per visit

YOGA/PILATES/CORE BODY STRENGTHENING Designed to improve joint flexibility and range of motion. Reduces stress levels and helps build strength, confidence, and body balance. DATE: Monday TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: $20 per session Session 1 January 9 - February 3 182008.01 Session 2 February 6 - March 2 182008.02 Session 3 March 5 – March 30 182008.03 Session 4 April 2 – April 27 182008.04 Session 5 April 30 - May 25 182008.05

ARTS & CRAFTS CERAMICS Select from various designs and begin selecting and applying colors. Items can be taken home or used as gifts. DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center COST: Price per piece and supplies WINTER 190178.01 SPRING 190178.02 SALSA DANCING Learn basic steps & techniques of the popular dance form. DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: $20 WINTER 190926.01 SPRING 190926.02 CAKE DECORATING Learn tips and techniques for making beautiful cakes. DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: $20 WINTER 190927.01 SPRING 190927.02 ACTING CLASS Improve acting skills and techniques using improvisation. DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: $20 WINTER 190928.01 SPRING 190928.02 BOOT SCOOTIN’ COUNTRY DANCING Learn basic turns, leading and following techniques, twostepping and simple variations. DATE: Tuesday (February 6 - March 9) TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: $20 Singles 177247.01 $30 Couples 177247.02

EDUCATIONAL & ENRICHMENT LANDSCAPING & GARDENING BEAUTIFICATION Learn proven techniques for keeping your lawn or garden looking green and beautiful year round. DATE: Saturday, Feb. 11 177248.01 TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: $10 DOG-IN-TRAINING COURSE Learn basic commands, plus on and off-leash training. Dogs must be at least 6 months old, with proof of first shots before entering class. A leash is required. Bring your pups’s favorite soft treats & toys! DATE: Saturdays (Feb. 6 - March 9) TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Small Dogs 177249.01 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Large Dogs 177249.02 PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: $10 PREVENTIVE AUTO MAINTENANCE CLINIC Learn to “Do It Yourself” basic auto fluid checks and change a flat tire. This will be a hands on class and will require for you to wear clothing that may be stained by oil or other car fluids! Oil, Gauges and Flats, Oh My! DATE: Saturday, March 31 190929.01 TIME: 9:00 to 11:00 am PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center COST: $20 Resident/$30 Non-Resident BASIC COMPUTER CLASS Become more comfortable with the mouse and its uses, plus gain an overall knowledge of the system. DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 p. m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: $20 Residents/ $30 Non-Residents WINTER 170708.01 SPRING 170708.02 BASIC COMPUTER TRAINING Learn to compose e-mails and use the internet and more. DATE: Monday & Wednesday or Saturday & Sunday PLACE: NEW McAllen Public Library 4001 N. 23rd St. FEE: $40 per session SESSION Jan. 30 - Feb. 29 Mar. 3 - Apr. 4 Apr. 9 - May 9 M&W 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. 160200.01 160200.02 160200.03 M&W 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 160201.01 160201.02 160201.03 SA&SU 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 160202.01 160202.02 160202.03 SA&SU 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 160203.01 160203.02 160203.03 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA Learn to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with friends and family. DATE: Monday & Wednesday or Saturday & Sunday PLACE: New McAllen Public Library 4001 N. 23rd St. FEE: $40 per session SESSION Jan. 30 - Feb. 29 Mar. 3 - Apr. 4 Apr. 9 - May 9 M&W 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 160204.01 160204.02 160204.03 M&W 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. 160205.01 160205.02 160205.02 SA&SU 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. 160206.01 160206.02 160206.03 SA&SU 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. 160207.01 160207.02 160207.03

INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT

Ms. Lianhong Chen (Mary C. Shingler) Ms. Chen is a graduate of Chongqing Normal University and Shenzhen University in China. She is a professional dancer in the Opera Bian Lian where she performed the spectacular Face Change Dance. She has performed in New York, Houston, Dallas and throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Ms. Chen is the recipent of numerous awards for her skills and talents. Ms. Chen is a certified instructor for Tai Chi and Zumba and also teaches Chinese Mandarin language. She teaches a variety of classes at Lark Community Center.


OTHER PROGRAMS TOUR McALLEN’S NATURAL & HISTORICAL TREASURES NATURE TOUR

Explore the unique habitat of the oldest and largest tract of native forest remaining in the McAllen metropolitan area. Witness the variety of plant and wildlife on a guided tour. DATE: TIME: PLACE: FEE:

First Saturday of the Month (Nov. to Mar.) February 4 & March 3 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center $5.00 per person

HISTORY TOUR

Discover McAllen’s rich heritage on a tour of historic sites and landmarks. Enjoy a guided tour of the McAllen Heritage Center located in Downtown’s La Placita. Learn about other local landmarks including the Casa de Palmas Hotel, Las Palmas Historic District, Cine El Rey and others on a guided driving tour throughout the city.

Outdoor concert series brought to you by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the DATE: Third Saturday of the Month (Nov. - Mar.) February 18 & March 17 City of McAllen. DATE: First Friday during ArtWalk February 3, March 2, April 6 & May 4 TIME: 7:00 p.m. PLACE: Archer Park - 101 N. Main Street FEE: FREE!

TIME: 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center FEE: $5.00 per person

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today at Quinta Mazatlan or Lark, Las Palmas and Palm View Community Centers

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PARK & PAVILION RENTALS Reserve a park pavilion, pool or community center for your next special event! Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Anniversaries Weddings & So Much More! PARK PAVILIONS

Airport Park Pavilion Cascade Park Pavilion Idela Park Pavilion La Vista Park Pavilion Lion’s Park Pavilion Ramiro Guerra Pavilion Westside Park Pavilions Zinnia Park Pavilion

SWIMMING POOLS

Boys Club Pool Cascade Pool Los Encinos Pool Municipal Pool

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Lark Community Center Las Palmas Community Center Palm View Community Center

Lion’s Park 2201 S. 26th Street 1000 S. Bales Road 3500 Idela Street 100 La Vista Avenue 1201 N. 12th Street 1000 S. Ware Road 1000 S. Ware Road 5201 N. 29th Street 617 S. 27th Street 1000 S. Bales Road 3300 Sarah Avenue 1921 N. Bicentennial 2601 Lark Avenue 1921 N. 25th Street 3401 Jordan Road

To make a reservation or for more infomation on pricing and availability please contact or visit your nearest McAllen community center.

Idela Park

Boys Club Pool

Zinnia Park


REGISTER TODAY! ONLINE REGISTRATION Register online at https://webtrac.mcallen.net. You must log-in with your username and password. If this is the first time you register online, please create a username and password and enter all pertinent household information. All new users will be automatically charged non-resident fees until your residency can be verified. Bring a utility bill with your household information to your local McAllen Community Center to validate your residency. Only VISA and MASTERCARD credit card payments are accepted. WALK-IN REGISTRATION Walk-in registration is accepted at Lark, Las Palmas and Palm View Community Centers during regular business hours. Proof of residency is required (Photo ID & Utility Bill) when registering. Walk-in registration is not accepted at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office located at 1000 S. Ware Rd. Forms of payment accepted include CASH, CHECK, VISA and MASTERCARD. MAIL-IN REGISTRATION Mail completed registration forms along with payment to: City of McAllen Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 220 McAllen, TX 78502 Please make checks payable to City of McAllen. Include your phone number and Driver’s Liscense/ID state and number. Please allow for at least two weeks for adequate mailing time. Registration forms received after the program start date will be returned. REGISTRATION POLICIES Registration is acceped on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advance registration is required for all activities unless otherwise noted.

RETURNED CHECK POLICY A $25 service charge will be assessed for all returned checks, and students will be removed from classes until finances are settled. MEDICAL POLICY The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department will not prohibit any person from participating in an activity due to a medical condition or handicap, unless such condition is likely to cause injury to that individual or other participants in the activity. A participant who has been notified by a qualified medical professional that he/she has a medical condition that is likely to cause injury to themselves or other participants, is obligated to inform the Parks and Recreation Department, at the time of registration, of the condition and willingly withdraw from the program or activity if requested by the Department. It is recommended that all participants receive medical authorization before participating in these programs.

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REFUNDS Refunds for classes will be allowed only prior to the third class meeting and will carry a $5 fee per class.

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OPERATIONS Deputy Director, Mike Hernandez Horticulture Manager, Brad Bentsen Park Manager, Ken Krause Water Manager, Robert Duran Superintendent of Building Maintenance, Richard Martinez RECREATION Deputy Director, Dave Melaas Superintendent of Recreation, Rick Krauss Superintendent of Athletics, Victor Ayala Superintendent of Aquatics, Marco De Leon Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, Leslie A. Howland

LAS PALMAS COMMUNITY CENTER 1921 N. 25th St............................................(956) 681-3350 Monday - Thursday...........................8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday.....................................................8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday.........................................................................Closed LARK COMMUNITY CENTER 2601 Lark Ave...............................................(956) 681-3340 Monday - Thursday...........................8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday.....................................................8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday...............................................9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

PALM VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER 3401 Jordan Rd...........................................(956) 681-3360 Monday - Thursday...........................8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday.....................................................8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday...............................................9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. BRANCH LIBRARY....................................(956) 681-3322 Monday - Thursday.......................10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday.............................10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday..................................................1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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McALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION STAFF ADMINISTRATION Director, Sally Gavlik Management Assistant, Shane Stockton Supervisor of Accounts, Gracie Garza

QUINTA MAZATLAN WORLD BIRDING CENTER 600 Sunset Dr..............................................(956) 681-3370 Tuesday - Saturday...........................8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday Family Night................................Open till Dark Admission: $2 Adults $1 Children & Seniors (65+)

BRANCH LIBRARY....................................(956) 688-3320 Monday - Thursday.......................10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday.............................10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday..................................................1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

REQUESTS FOR TRANSFERS/REFUNDS Requests for transfers, credits and refunds must be in writing and are accepted at any McAllen Community Center. Refunds are issued within 30 days following a written request. Refunds are issued as a check, if original payment was made with cash or check or as a credit, if payment was made using a VISA or MASTERCARD. TRANSFERS Transfers between classes will be allowed only prior to the third class meeting, at no charge. After the third class meeting, transfers may be made, pending space availability, with a charge of $5 per class.

PARKS & RECREATION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 1000 S. Ware Rd...........................................(956) 681-3333 Monday - Friday.................................7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Email.......................................................parks@mcallen.net Mailing Address..........P.O. Box 220 McAllen, TX 78502

LARK COMMUNITY CENTER Manager, Rosemary Fuentes Supervisor of Recreation, Wayne Carter LAS PALMAS COMMUNITY CENTER Manager, Samm Mercado Supervisor of Recreation, Sarai Garcia PALM VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER Manager, Ana Romero Supervisor of Recreation, Denny A. Meline QUINTA MAZATLAN WORLD BIRDING CENTER Manager, Colleen Hook Supervisor of Recreation, Assalia Belmares Supervisor of Recreation, Christine Williams

MAIN LIBRARY 4001 N. 23rd St............................................(956) 681-3300 Monday - Thursday...........................9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday................................9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday..................................................1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. MUNICIPAL POOL 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd........................(956) 681-3387 BOYS CLUB MUNICIPAL POOL 617 S. 27th St...............................................(956) 681-3386 CASCADE POOL 1000 S. Bales Rd..........................................(956) 681-3385 LOS ENCINOS POOL 3300 Sarah Ave...........................................(956) 681-3384

Having a birthday party, wedding or other special event? Rent one of our park pavilions, pools or meeting rooms. Please contact or visit Lark, Las Palmas or Palm View Community Centers.


McFun Activity Guide Spring 2012