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2 MISSION STATEMENT The Department strives to: Improve the quality of life through the provision of well-balanced, high-quality recreation programs for the residents of McAllen to enjoy during their leisure time. Facilitate wholesome and constructive programs with a measurable value to the community. Provide attractive and well-maintained major parks and recreation facilities in each sector of the city. These facilities should be within a reasonable distance of every surrounding neighborhood and offer safe opportunities for athletic competition, facility gatherings, and other passive and active recreation activities. Promote environmental conservation, eco and cultural tourism and socially oriented special events.

WALK-IN REGISTRATION

Walk-in registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, pending space availability at the following locations:

NORTH McALLEN

Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave 路 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.

CENTRAL McALLEN

Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N. 25th Street 路 956-681-3350 Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

We constantly strive to provide you with the highest quality recreation programs. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with a class or activity, please tell us so we can respond to your concerns. In addition to using your feedback to help us improve, for nearly all of our programs, we will arrange one of the following: TRANSFERS between classes will be allowed only prior to the second class meeting, at no charge. After the second class meeting, transfers may be made, pending space availability, with a charge of $5 per class. REFUNDS for classes will be allowed only prior to the second class meeting and will carry a $10 fee per class. Refunds will take 30 to 60 days to process.

Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd 路 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.

Requests for transfers and refunds must be in writing. Some of our programs, such as adult leagues, contract programs and facility rentals, have different, specific policies which apply. The McAllen Parks and Recreation Department retains the privilege of canceling any scheduled activity that fails to generate minimum interest.

FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED: CASH, CHECK, VISA & MASTERCARD

MEDICAL POLICY

SOUTH McALLEN

WALK IN REGISTRATION IS NOT ACCEPTED AT THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE LOCATED ON WARE RD. Registration is not accepted at program sites. Advance registration required. Participants may be asked for a proof of residency.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Visit https://webtrac.mcallen.net to register online. You must create a username and password, as well as enter all pertinent household information before the website will allow you to register online. Online forms of payment include Visa and Mastercard. Please call the administration office at 956-6813333 if you need assistance.

RETURNED CHECK POLICY

A $20 service charge will be assessed for all returned checks, and students will be removed from classes until finances are settled.

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.

INCLUSION PROCESS

The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation welcomes the opportunity to accommodate our patrons with special needs so that full participation in leisure and recreation programs may be enjoyed by all. Reasonable modifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis taking the appropriate steps to ensuring a safe and enjoyable leisure experience. Patrons with special needs are encouraged to bring a companion with them for assistance at no extra charge in lieu of an additional staff member. The initial request for accommodation should be made on the program registration form.


SPECIAL EVENTS 3 Experience a unique date night or get together with your favorite group of friends. Pack a picnic and enjoy a movie under the stars. Adults age 21 & over Adult beverages allowed. Saturday, September 20 - Movie starts at 8:00 p.m. Palm View Community Center - 3401 Jordan Road For more information contact (956) 681-3360

This pool party is off the leash! Bring your dog and favorite toys for a dip in the pool. Proof of current vaccinations required for entry. DATE: TIME: PLACE: FEE:

Saturday, September 27 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Los Encinos Pool, 3300 Sarah Ave. $1.50 per dog (2 dogs max per owner)

Costumes Welcome Spooky Suprises Family Fun

Saturday, October 18 7:30 p.m. Westside Park

Saturday, October 18 7:30 p.m. DATE: Saturday, October 18 Westside Park TIME: 7:30 Race Start

Includes timed run & family walk events. PLACE: Westside Park, 1000 S. Ware Rd Beware of the dark on this Costumes Welcome TIMED RUNSuprises ADVANCE REGISTRATION: $15 757200.01 Halloween-themed night run. Participants Spooky ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $30 will encounter spooky scenes as they make Family Fun FAMILY WALK ADVANCE REGISTRATION: $10 757200.02 their way through the route. Wear a ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $20 Halloween costume at the event and receive a special gift on race day! Enjoy food, games, *FIRST 400 REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS GET A FREE EVENT T-SHIRT, GLOW IN THE DARK SURVIVOR MEDAL & GOODIE BAG! contests and music at the post-race Halloween party.

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4 SPECIAL EVENTS Thursday, October 31 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Municipal Park & Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. MUNICIPAL PARK & POOL 1921 N. BICENTENNIAL BLVD.

Fun for everyone! Halloween festival includes candy, games, arts & crafts, activities, contests, music and a haunted house. Experience the unique canoe tours through the haunted pool, if you dare! Small admission fee may apply for some activities.

A truly unique experience for Mom to spend some quality time together with her son. Enjoy a delicious Renaissance dinner, archery, shield making, medieval theme games & more! DATE: Saturday, November 8 TIME: 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT (956)681-3340

AGE: 4 years & Up FEE: $40 per Mother & Son Pair 781613.03 $5 per each additional son 781613.04 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

DATE: Saturday, November 15 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. AGE: 2-5 years FEE: $7 per child REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Saturday, November 1


SPECIAL EVENTS 5

Encourage healthy exercise habits in our youth and beat the cycle of childhood obesity in the Rio Grande Valley

FUN RUN

SET A NEW PERSONAL RECORD ON OUR BOSTON-CERTIFIED, FUN, FLAT & FAST COURSE!

Saturday, December 13 3:00 p.m. McAllen Sports Park $10 per participant Event Shirt & Finisher Medal Included

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT www.mcallenmarathon.com

Celebrate your 15th birthday without all the hassle of spending thousands of dollars and countless hours of planning. Your special guests will enjoy spectacularly decorated theme party space, dinner and dessert. Space is limited and advance reservations required. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1ST. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT 956-681-3350.

Saturday, December 20th 6:00 p.m. - Midnight Las Palmas Community Center Ages 14 - 16 years $95 includes Quinceanera & 10 Guests Additional Guests $10 each (limit may apply)


SATURDAY & SUNDAY 12PM - 5PM. $5.00 PER PERSON KIDS 36 INCHES & UNDER RIDE FOR FREE!

PURCHASE POPCORN, SNACKS, WATER, SODAS & MORE !

FISHING POLE RENTAL $5.00 • BASIC BAIT, TACKLE & SUPPLIES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT H2O HUT.

OUTDOOR COOKING, FARMER’S MARKET, VOLLEYBALL FAMILY FISH CAMP & MORE!

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family fun begins

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YOUTH SPORTS 7 VOLLEYBALL SKILLS & DRILLS

SOCCER SKILLS

Learn and develop the skills to play recreationally or competitively in a comfortable and enjoyable environment.

Basic introduction to skills and techniques including running, dribbling and kicking. Activity takes place indoors and outdoors.

Instructed by Dr. Chavez who holds a PhD in Educational Counseling, a Masters in Education and Kinesiology. She has accumulated 17 years of experience playing volleyball internationally and as a physical education teacher. Dr. Chavez is also a member of (AVCA) American Volleyball Coach Association and National Alliance for Youth Sports (NYSCA).

PLACE: DATE: AGE:

Palm View Community Center Monday & Wednesday Session 1: September 8 - October 10 Session 2: October 13 - November 21 5 - 6 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. R $18 NR $23 7 - 8 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. R $23 NR $28

AGE 5 - 6 7 - 8

PLACE: DATE: AGE:

Lark Community Center Tuesday & Thursday Session 1: September 9 - October 10 Session 2: October 14 - November 21 3 - 4 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. R $18 NR $23 5 - 6 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. R $18 NR $23 7+ 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. R $23 NR $28

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“BUMPERS” BEGINNER - INTERMEDIATE

DATE: Wednesday TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. AGE: 9 years & Up FEE: $60 per session (8 Classes per session) *CLASS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REFUNDS. Session 1: September 3 - September 29 Session 2: October 1 - October 27 Session 3: October 29 - November 24 Session 4: November 26 - December 22

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“DIGGERS” INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED

DATE: Monday TIME: 6:05 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. AGE: 11 & Up FEE: $60 per session (8 Classes per session) *CLASS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REFUNDS. Session 1: September 3 - September 29 Session 2: October 1 - October 27 Session 3: October 29 - November 24 Session 4: November 26 - December 22

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HOOP STARZ

Introduction to basic basketball skills. Learn the fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting. PLACE: DATE: AGE:

Lark Community Center Monday & Wednesday Session 1: September 8 - October 10 Session 2: October 13 - November 21 3 - 4 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. R $18 NR $23 5 - 6 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. R $18 NR $23 7&Up 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. R $23 NR $28

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RGV JAVELINAS FOOTBALL CAMP

Designed to accomplish two goals: have fun and become a better player. Participants will receive professional instruction of football fundamentals, skills and techniques. Participants will be able to transfer individual skills taught in the camp to simulated game-play experiences.

DATE: TIME: PLACE: AGE: FEE:

Saturday, September 27 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. 5 - 12 years $60 per participant 783902.01 *CLASS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REFUNDS.

SNAG GOLF

Starting New At Golf (SNAG) is an exciting way for beginners to learn how to play golf. Modified equipment and simplified terminology will teach the participants the fundamentals of golf.

DATE: Saturday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center AGE: 4 - 7 years FEE: $25 Resident/$30 Non-Resident Session 1: September 13 - October 11 Session 2: October 18 - November 22

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McALLEN TRACK CLUB

Under the direction of Coach Tony Trejo, continue your track & field training to stay ahead of the competition. Keep in shape while improving your technique, strength and stamina! DATE: TIME: PLACE: AGE: FEE:

Monday & Tuesday 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Jackson Elementary Park, 501 W. Harvey Dr. 5 - 18 years $40 per session

Session 1: September 8 - 30 Session 2: October 6 - 28 Session 3: November 3 - 25

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FLOOR HOCKEY

Intro to indoor floor hockey. Learn basic stick handling, passing and shooting. DATE: TIME: PLACE: AGE: FEE:

Monday & Wednesday 5:45 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N. 25th Street 5 - 6 years Resident $18 / Non-Resident $23

Session 1: September 9 - October 10 Session 2: October 14 - November 21

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YOUTH ARCHERY - BEGINNER

The Beginner Archery series of classes concentrates on range and safety rules, range courtesy, fundamentals of archery, and is taught using compound equipment.

DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. AGE: 8 - 14 years FEE: $60 session Session 1: September 9 - October 10 783650.01 Session 2: October 14 - November 21 783650.02


8 YOUTH PROGRAMS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Supervised after school play and homework help are held at the following locations : Alvarez Elementary 2606 Gumwood Bonham Elementary 2400 Jordan Escandon Elementary 2901 Colbath Fields Elementary 500 Dallas Jackson Elementary 501 Harvey Lark Community Center 2601 Lark McAuliffe Elementary 3000 Daffodil Navarro Elementary 2100 Hackberry Sam Houston Elementary 3221 Olga Wilson Elementary 1200 W Hackberry DATE: TIME: FEE:

Monday - Friday 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. $40 per child per school semester

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

TEEN TIME Have some fun afterschool participating in sports, games, creative projects, crafts, cooking, homework help and more! DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd. AGE: 6th Grade - 16 years TEEN DIY (DO IT YOURSELF) Here’s your chance to cook, craft and create! DATE: Monday & Wednesday PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center, 1921 N. 25th St. TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. AGE: 6th Grade - 16 years FEE: $10 per session September Homecoming Mum/Garter & Pizza 793500.01 October Halloween Costume & Treats 793500.02 November Christmas Gifts & Fun Food 793500.03 TEEN DANCE DATE: Friday, October 3 TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center AGE: 6th Grade - 8th Grade, SCHOOL ID REQUIRED FEE: $2 per person. Concessions available on-site

For more information contact McAllen Parks and Recreation at 956-681-3333.

LAS PALMAS PERFORMING BALLET FOLKLORICO

Perform a variety of traditional Mexican folklorico as well as popular Hispanic dances at a variety of community events throughout the year. Audition and instructor approval required prior to registration. For more information contact Las Palmas Community Center at (956) 681-3350.

Enjoy fun games, sports, arts & crafts each day! Participants should bring a sack lunch and a drink to camp each day. DATE: SESSION 1: DECEMBER 22, 23 & 26, SESSION 2: DECEMBER 29, 30, 31 & Jan. 2 *PROGRAM OBSERVES HOLIDAYS DECEMBER 24, 25 & JANUARY 1 PLACE: LARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 2601 LARK AVE. FEE:

FULL DAY SESSION $60 R/$78 NR PER SESSION HALF DAY SESSION $30 R/$39 NR PER SESSION

TIME: FULL DAY HALF DAY AM HALF DAY PM AGES FULL DAY HALF DAY AM HALF DAY PM

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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9 YOUTH EVENING CLASSES YOUTH CAMPS ADULT SPORTS PROGRAM PLACE DAY Peewee Cooks PVCC M & W Soccer Skills PVCC M & W Science Funomenon PVCC M & W Jazz PVCC M & W T & TH Twinkle Toes (Ballet) PVCC M & W T & TH Mini Masterpieces PVCC T & TH Matcercise PVCC T & TH Hoop Starz LCC M & W Drawing LCC M & W Tumbling LCC M & W Cheer LCC M & W Painting LCC T & TH Ballet LCC T & TH Soccer Skills LCC T & TH Hands on Art LPCC M & W Just Dance LPCC M & W Ballet LPCC M & W Floor Hockey LPCC M & W Acoustic Guitar LPCC T & TH Tumbling LPCC T &TH Folklorico LPCC T & TH M & W

AGE 5-6 7 - 10 5 - 6 7 - 8 5 - 6 7-9 5 - 6 7 - 10 11 - 13 3 - 4 2 years 3 - 4 5 - 6 2 years 3 - 4 5-6 7 - 10 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 9 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 2 years 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 & Up 3 - 6 3 - 6 7 - 12 3 - 4 5-6 5 - 6 7 - 12 3 - 6 7 - 12 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 13

TIME 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:20 p.m. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. 6:40 - 7:10 p.m. 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:15 - 7:45 p.m. 6:05 - 6:35 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 5:25 - 5:55 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 -7:55 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 7:10 - 7:55 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:20 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 5:45 - 6:20 p.m. 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. 6:55 - 7:25 p.m. 6:05 - 6:50 p.m. 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. 6:35 - 7:05 p.m. 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

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CLASS DATES

Session 1 September 8 - October 10 Session 2 October 13 - November 21* *NO CLASS HELD OCT. 27 - 31

CLASS LOCATIONS

LPCC Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N. 25th St. PVCC Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd. LCC Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave.

CLASS FEES

30 minute $18 Resident/ $23 Non-Resident 45 minute $23 Resident/ $28 Non-Resident

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Acoustic Guitar - Learn proper techniques to play, including strumming and chords. Acoustic guitar required. Ballet - Introduction to the graceful art form of ballet. Learn positions, balance and coordination. Cheer - Introduction to cheer skills and techniques. Include cheer, jumps and dances. Get Fit with Wii - Get your heart and body in shape with fun exercise using music as motivation! Enjoy an intro to dance steps with a variety of music! Floor Hockey - Intro to indoor floor hockey learn stick handling, safety, passing and shooting. Folklorico - Learn the many different styles of traditional Mexican dance and choreography. Football Skills - Learn basic football skills including throwing, kicking, blocking and punting. Hands on Art - Get creative and get your hands busy with paint, glitter and glue and create fun seasonal crafts. Hoop Starz - Intro to basketball skills. Learn the fundamental form of dribbling, passing, and shooting Jazz - Smile, shake, and strut! An intro to dance steps with a variety of music from across the decades. Just Dance - It’s a mix of a little Hip Hop, Jazz and Free Style dance techniques. Matcercise - Learn basic tumbling skills from forward rolls, tiny toe touches and proper stretching. Mini Masterpieces - Work with a variety of materials from paint to beads and create your own art by hand. Painting & Drawing - Use a variety of art media to create your very own masterpiece. Learn basic perspectives of color and dimension. Soccer Skills - Basic introduction to skills and techniques including running, dribbling and kicking. Tennis shoes required. Activity takes place indoors and outdoors. Tumbling - Learn basic tumbling skills from forward rolls, cartwheels and basic back handsprings.


10 NATURE PROGRAMS QUINTA MAZATLAN McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center 600 Sunset Drive in McAllen • 956-681-3370 www.quintamazatlan.com OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Thursday Family Nights until dark DIREC TIONS: Take Exp. 83 to 10th St. exit. Travel South on 10th St. Turn East on Sunset (Hotel on corner). Proceed along Sunset to Quinta Mazatlan. Gates with parking out front.

OUTDOOR CHALLENGE COURSE

The Outdoor Challenge Course offers programs designed to address the needs of your group from scouts, school, community organizations and corporate. Our Team Building & Leadership Development program activities are the foundation for building effective teamwork. Throughout the program, certified facilitators guide groups through a sequence of events that address problem solving initiatives, and low rope course elements. During the program, time is taken to discuss the experiences and relate the learning outcomes back to “real world” situations. Take the challenge!

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! MINIMUM AGE: 12 YEARS. PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR YOUTH, ADULTS & CORPORATE GROUPS.

CALL (956) 681-3370 TO MAKE A RESERVATION

TIME 8-16 people 17-32 people 2 - 3 hours $150 $300 4 hours $200 $400 6 hours $300 $600 8 hours $400 $800

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS BUCKETS OF FUN!

Preschool children and their parents will have BUCKETS OF FUN with hands-on, nature-inspired lessons filled with song, discovery, socializing, movement and exploration! Adults and children must dress for outdoor activities.

DATE: TIME: AGES: FEE:

Thursdays (September - April) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 2 - 5 years $2 for children & $3 for adults Large groups, please register in advance.

SEPTEMBER 18 Fun with Flowers 25 Fun with Sticks! OCTOBER 2 Fun with Beans! 9 Fun with Water 16 Fun with Rocks 23 Fun with Dirt & Crawlers! 30 Fun with Hollows! NOVEMBER 6 Fun with Leaves 13 Fun with Feathers 20 Thanksgiving Forest Feast DECEMBER 4 Decorate the Nature Tree 11 Forest of Holiday Gifts!


NATURE PROGRAMS 11 ADULT PROGRAMS TOUR THE MANSION & GARDENS No reservations required. For groups of 15 or more, please call to reserve a private tour! Tours are included in General Admission $2 Seniors (65+) & $3 Adults

SONGBIRD STROLL Join an expert birder on a one hour bird walk for all skill levels! Over 200 species have been seen in the park since 2006! No experience necessary, and loaner binoculars are available.

DATE: Tuesday & Saturday (YEAR ROUND) TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 am GARDEN WALK & TALK With seasonal changes in our gardens and wildlife migrating, enjoy a season themed informative walk & talk. Learn from our themed gardens about what habitat provides food, water, protective cover, beauty, and places for animals to raise their young. Each month the topic will change based on the season in the Rio Grande Valley!

DATE: Wednesday (YEAR ROUND) TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. HISTORY OF QUINTA MAZALTAN TOUR

Learn about the history of the property beginning with Native Americans, learning about the builders of the home, and finally on to the World Birding Center and our latest addition – the Ann Moore Folk Art Room! DATE: Friday (October- April) TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

INTRO TO BIRDING & BEHAVIOR

Over six weeks learn the skills to begin a lifelong hobby! Topics include binoculars, field guides, identification, migration, what birds eat, and birding hot spots in the Rio Grande Valley.

FALL SERIES DATE: Saturday (Oct.11, 18, 25 & Nov. 1, 15, 22) TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FEE: $60. Advance Registration Required. ACTIVITY# 767100.14 WINTER SERIES DATE: Wednesday (Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, & Feb. 4, 11) TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FEE: $60. Advance Registration Required. ACTIVITY# 167100.15

BACKYARD HABITAT STEWARD

Over 6 weeks, you will gain knowledge and resources to create a wildlife habitat in your own backyard. Six classes cover native trees, attracting wildlife, butterfly gardening, healthy soils with compost & mulch, designing your backyard and make new friends. DATE: Tuesday (Oct. 14, 21, 28 & Nov. 4, 11, 18) TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FEE: $60. Advance Registration Required. ACTIVITY# 767200.14

NATURE SPEAKER SERIES

Explore nature Thursday evenings with great speakers about everything from birds and butterflies to culture and art of the Rio Grande Valley. The educational series is brought to you by the generous sponsorship of Thurmond Eye Associates. DATE: Thursday, October 2014 - April 2015 TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. AGES: Adults FEE: $3 per person OCTOBER 2014 2 Native Plant Talk & Sale, Betty Perez Ranch 9 Butterflies of the RGV, Javier de Leon, TPWD 16 Fossil Trail Grand Opening, Dinosaur George 23 Mexican Folk Art, Virginia and George Gause 30 All About Bats, Martha and Katharine Jones NOVEMBER 2014 6 Movie Night: Central Park Effect 13 Birds of the Northwoods, Erik Bruhnke 20 Tower Gardening, Donna Wright DECEMBER 2014 4 Reusable Canvas Bag Painting* 11 Wells Fargo Home for the Holidays Concert* *$5 admission per person

GROUP RESERVATIONS Reserve a program for your community group, friends, co-workers, youth or scout group. Programs available with advance registration and payment.

ADULT AND SENIOR TOURS

- Songbird Stroll - History of Quinta Mazatlan FEE: $5 per person with a $50 minimum

YOUTH AND SCOUT GROUPS

- Birding - Geocaching - Trees - Animal Habitats - Flowers & Bugs FEE: $5 per person with a $50 minimum

SPECIAL EVENTS VALLEY NATIVE PLANT DAY

Activities include a native tree walk, a butterfly garden demonstration, and more! Learn how to plant, propagate, and care for native plants. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase native plants to put in their own backyard! GO NATIVE!

DATE: Saturday, October 25th TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FEE: Included in general admission

VOLUNTEER MORNINGS Join our volunteer coordinator for a fun morning of hands on work and learning in our native gardens! Students, earn your service hours at Quinta Mazatlan! We are also a site certified for Texas Master Naturalist hours.

DATE: Wednesday & Saturday (YEAR ROUND) TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AGES: All ages welcome (14 and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian only). FEE: Free! Note: Large groups, please call in advance so staff can prepare. And dress for outside work!


12 LEARN TO SWIM PUBLIC SWIMMING

All swimmers must wear appropriate swim attire: No cut offs, gym shorts or leotards. Board shorts with drawstrings are allowed. Swim diapers or swimming suits are necessary for infants. No diapers or disposable swim diapers (i.e Little Swimmers) allowed. Children age 3 and under are free with an adult. MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL 1921 N. BICENTENNIAL BLVD. AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 28 DATE: Saturday & Sunday 1:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. FEE: $2.50 per person LOS ENCINOS SWIMMING POOL 3300 SARAH AVE. AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 21 DATE: Saturday & Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. FEE: $1.50 per person

LAP SWIMMING

WATER AEROBICS

AUGUST 30 - DECEMBER 31 MORNING LAPS DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 5:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1.00 per person NOON LAPS DATE: Monday - Sunday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1.00 per person EVENING LAPS DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. PLACE: Nikki Rowe Natatorium 607 S. 27th Street FEE: $1.00 per person

This program will consist of light warmup exercises in shallow water, working up to more vigorous aerobic actions. Ability to swim is not required. AUGUST 30 - OCTOBER 24 DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PLACE: Boys & Girls Club Pool 607 S. 27th Street FEE: $1.00 per person

DISCOUNT PASSES AVAILABLE FOR LAP SWIMMING, WATER AEROBICS, AND PUBLIC SWIMMING AT THE McALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE LOCATED AT 1000 S. WARE RD. CALL (956) 681-3333 FOR MORE INFORMATION. McALLEN MAKOS

This non-competitive swim team focuses on technique & conditioning. Participants are required to swim 25 yards continuously. To determine levels, all new participants must be present on the first day of class.

DATE: TIME: PLACE: AGE: FEE:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Beginner 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Intermediate 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Advanced Boys & Girls Club Pool, 617 S. 27th Street 5 years & up $20 Resident/ $30 Non-Resident

Session 1: September 2 - September 25 Session 2: September 29 - October 24 Session 2: November 3 - November 25

POOLS GONE WILD Experience a fun twist to public swim with games, contests, prizes, crafts, music & fun! September 28, 2013 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Municipal Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. Fee: $2.50

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LEARN TO SWIM 13 GUS & GOLDIE LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM Join Gus & Goldie to learn important water safety skills. Each participant will receive an official Gus & Goldie t-shirt and certificate of achievement. Advance registration is required and space is limited. PARENT & BABY INFANT (6-18 MONTHS) Designed to teach parents how to work safely and effectively with their infant to help develop water adjustment skills and learn to have fun in the water. One parent per child is allowed in the water at a time. Swim diapers and swim suits are necessary for infants. No diapers or disposable swim diapers are allowed. PARENT & BABY TODDLER (18-48 MONTHS) Reinforces skills learned in the infant level class and progresses to learn more advanced skills age appropriate for a toddler. One parent per child is allowed in the water at a time. Swim diapers and swim suits are necessary for infants. No diapers or disposable swim diapers are allowed. PRE-SCHOOL (4-5 YEARS) Learn basic water adjustment skills with an emphasis on play to prepare children 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. YOUTH LEVEL 1 & 2 (6-13 YEARS) Swimmers will start to learn basic water exploration and swimming skills. This class covers submersion under the water, floating & gliding on front & back, rhythmic breathing, safety skills, and front & back crawls at a beginner level. YOUTH LEVEL 3 (6-13 YEARS) 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. YOUTH LEVEL 4 (6-13 YEARS) Designed to build upon the skills mastered at Level 3. Students develop more endurance to swim greater distances. Breaststroke and sidestroke are also taught. ADULT & TEEN For adults/teens who either want to overcome their fear of the water or for adults that are comfortable in the water, but would like to improve their strokes.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

LEARN TO SWIM SCHEDULE

Train to become a certified American Red Cross lifeguard and learn valuable skills including injury prevention, facility safety , patron surveillance, emergency preparation, rescue skills, victim assessment, First Aid, CPR/AED and care for head, neck and spinal injuries.

DATE: Tuesday - Friday Session 1: September 2 - 12 Session 2: September 16 - 26

Tuesday & Thursday Session 3: September 30 - October 23

PLACE: Municipal Pool, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd FEE: $30 Resident / $40 Non-Resident SESSION 1

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

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YOUTH 6:30 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. 7:20 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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PARENT & INFANT 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PARENT & TODDLER 7:10 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: Participant must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, complete a timed retrieval of a 10lb object from a depth of 6 ft., tread water with no hands for 2 minutes in deep water. DATE: Thursday & Friday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. PLACE: TBA AGE: 15 year & Up FEE: $100 ($50 NON-REFUNDABLE)*

*In the event a participant fails to complete the prerequisite test, he/she may request a refund of half the registration fee or request to transfer to a later training course date.

Session 1: September 11 - 14 Session 2: October 9 - 12 Session 3: November 6 - 9

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14 ADULT PROGRAMS ZUMBA DANCE FITNESS

Come join the fun with Zumba Dance Fitness. You will learn different dance rhythms while working out. DATE: TIME: PLACE: FEE:

Monday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. $25 per session

Session 1: September 3 - September 29 Session 2: October 1 - October 27 Session 3: October 29 - November 24 Session 4: November 26 - December 22

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STEP AEROBICS

Get your heart rate pumping with step aerobics classes combined with our strength training class using free weights and bands . DATE: TIME: PLACE: FEE:

Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. $25 per session

Session 1: September 2 - September 25 Session 2: September 30 - October 23 Session 3: October 28 - November 20 Session 4: November 25 - December 22

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COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS

Become computer literate with our step-by-step computer classes. Participants will become more comfortable with the mouse and its uses, plus gain an overall knowledge of the system. DATE: TIME: PLACE: FEE:

Monday & Wednesday Session 1: September 8 - October 8 Session 2: October 13 - November 12 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Palm View Community Center, 3401 Jordan Rd. $20 Resident / $25 Non-Resident

Session 1: Internet Session 2: Word & Excel

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RE-CRE-ATE ART CLASS

Discover your creativity and imagination learning the different techniques in art representation with acrylics and oil paints. Learn the basics to create your very own piece of canvas art. DATE: TIME: PLACE: FEE:

Monday - Thursday 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Palm View Community Center, 3401 Jordan Rd. $180 per session (16 Classes)

DATE: TIME: PLACE: FEE:

Monday & Wednesday 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Palm View Community Center, 3401 Jordan Rd. $120 per session (8 Classes)

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SESSION DATES CONTACT (956) 681-3360.

ADULT LEARN TO SWIM

For adults/teens who either want to overcome their fear of the water or for adults that are comfortable in the water, but would like to improve their strokes. DATE: PLACE: FEE:

Tuesday - Friday Session 1: September 2 - 12 Session 2: September 16 - 26 Municipal Pool, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd $30 Resident / $40 Non-Resident

Session 1 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 7:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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WATER AEROBICS

This program will consist of light warmup exercises in shallow water, working up to more vigorous aerobic actions. Ability to swim is not required. AUGUST 30 - OCTOBER 24 DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PLACE: Boys & Girls Club Pool 607 S. 27th Street FEE: $1.00 per person

LAP SWIMMING

AUGUST 30 - DECEMBER 31 MORNING LAPS DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 5:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1.00 per person NOON LAPS DATE: Monday - Sunday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd. FEE: $1.00 per person EVENING LAPS DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. PLACE: Nikki Rowe Natatorium 607 S. 27th Street FEE: $1.00 per person


15 ADULT SPORTS ADULT SPORTS ADULT ATHLETIC LEAGUES

Registration is accepted in person on a first-come, first-serve basis August 25 - 28 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Palm View Community Center located at 3401 Jordan Rd. Softball registration will take place on the corresponding day of play (i.e.Co-Rec leagues, register on Monday, Tuesday leagues register on Tuesday, etc.) For more information contact Athletics Superintendent Victor Ayala at (956) 681-3333.

ADULT OPEN GYM

Here’s a chance to practice your skills or play a friendly pick-up game at your local community center gym. *Program is offered pending space availability.

ADULT CO-ED CHICAGO STYLE SOFBTALL LEAGUE

BASKETBALL DATE: Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday* 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center AGE: Adults 18 & Over FEE: $1.00 per day

MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m.

DATE: Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday* 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGE: Adults 18 & Over FEE: $1.00 per day

AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day of play DATE: September 9 - November 11 PLACE: Cascade Park, 1000 Bales Rd. FEE: $290 per team

ADULT A.S.A. SOFTBALL LEAGUE Divisions: B, C, D, E and Co-Rec

AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day of play DATE: September 8 - November 14 PLACE: Westside Softball Complex,1000 S. Ware Rd. FEE: $350 per team MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m.

ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day of play DATE: September 10 - November 12 PLACE: Palm View Community Center, 3401 Jordan Rd FEE: $230 per team MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Tuesday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m.

ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day play DATE: September 11 - November 13 PLACE: Los Encinos Park , 2900 Sarah Ave. FEE: $225 per team

MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m.

ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE AGE No younger than 18 of the first day of play DATE: September 9 - October 9 TIME: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center , 2601 Lark Ave. Palm View Community Center, 3401 Jordan Rd FEE: $275 per team MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Lark Community Center on Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL DATE: Monday & Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center AGE: Adults 18 & Over FEE: $1.00 per day SAND VOLLEYBALL DATE: Tuesday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Town Lake at Firemen’s Park AGE: Adults 18 & Over FEE: $1.00 per day PICKLEBALL DATE: Monday - Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center AGE: Adults 18 & Over FEE: $1 per day

FRIGHT NITE 5K

Includes timed run & family walk events. Beware of the dark on this Halloweenthemed night run. Participants will encounter spooky scenes as they make their way through the route. Wear a Halloween costume at the event and receive a special gift on race day! Enjoy food, games, contests and music at the post-race Halloween party. DATE: Saturday, October 18 TIME: 7:30 p.m. Race Start PLACE: Westside Park, 1000 S. Ware Rd AGES: All Ages - Kids 6 & Under FREE! TIMED RUN* ADVANCE REGISTRATION: $15 ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $30 ACTIVITY #757200.01 FAMILY WALK* ADVANCE REGISTRATION: $10 ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $20 ACTIVITY #787200.02

*FIRST 400 REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS GET A FREE EVENT T-SHIRT, GLOW IN THE DARK SURVIVOR MEDAL & GOODIE BAG!

VOLKSSPORT ROUTES

Volkssporting started in Germany and simply defined, is a personal fitness sports and recreation program offering noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, swims, and in some regions crosscountry skiing. Walking – also called “volksmarching” – is the most popular of all the volkssporting activities. McAllen Routes: - Bentsen State Park, 2800 S Bentsen Palm Dr. in Mission/Entry Fee $5 per person - Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr. in McAllen/Entry Fee $3 Adults - $2 Seniors Ask front desk for “Walk Box” which includes the map route and directions to complete the 10k or 5k route.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLKSSPORT VISIT WWW.AVA.ORG


16 SENIOR PROGRAMS The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation is proud to offer a wide variety of activities for members of the senior community ages 50 and over. Each member is encouraged to learn something new or take part in a favorite activity. Special events and presentations held throughout the month include birthday celebrations, volunteer opportunities, coffee club and day trips. Programs are FREE unless otherwise noted. 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.

DAILY NUTRITION PROGRAM

Hot nutritional meals provided for seniors ages 60 and older. Participants must register in advance. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FEE: $0.25 minimum donation Contact Lark, Las Palmas or Palm View Community Centers to register or for menu information.

SENIOR MONTHLY DANCE

HEALTH & FITNESS SENIOR AEROBICS

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

WALKING CLUB

Date: Monday - Friday TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center

DATE: September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17 TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: $1.50 per person

YOGA

DATE: Tuesday - Thursday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

EVENTS HELD JANUARY - MARCH 2015 REGISTRATION BEGINS NOVEMBER 2014

500 CARD GAME BRIDGE (CONTRACT) BRIDGE (DUPLICATE) CRIBBAGE EUCHRE HEARTS PINOCHLE TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center

DANCE FITNESS

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

EDUCATION

Learn relaxation techniques which include centering and breathing to find inner peace to release stress, tension and anxiety. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center

Stay flexible and limber for many years to come with 30 minutes of stretching and light movement with hand weights.

Low impact and self paced exercise to your favorite music including Tejano, Salsa and Rock-N-Roll.

DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

Take a day trip and visit interesting places and special events throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Location, date, time and fee vary. Ask your local community center for more information.

SENIOR STRETCH

Walk indoors around the gym, outdoors around the building or in the park. Stay in shape while having fun getting fit.

Come and dance to the sounds of a live Spanish music band. Move and groove with new and old friends.

SENIOR MONTHLY TRIP

HEALTHIER YOU

DATE: Wednesday TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

BASIC COMPUTERS DATE: Monday & Tuesday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center CINE DE LARK FILMS DATE: 2nd and 4th Friday of each month TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center

BAKE-OFF BIKE & BIRDING TOUR CROSSWORD PUZZLE SERIES MINIATURE GOLF RACEWAY THUNDER THE GREAT CHASE WALK & TALK WASHERS

BASKETBALL SKILLS BILLIARDS 8-BALL BILLIARDS 9-BALL BOWLING GOLF HORSESHOES PÉTANQUE PICKLEBALL

SHUFFLEBOARD SWIMMING RACE WALK TABLE TENNIS VOLLEYBALL & MORE!


17 SENIOR YOUTH PROGRAMS CAMPS ARTS & CRAFTS

CERAMICS Select your piece from many designs and create a unique gift or piece of home dĂŠcor. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: Cost for materials

Saturday, October 11, 2014 Palm View Community Center 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Black Tie & Formal Attire Concessions Available On-Site Questions? Contact (956) 681-3360.

DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: Cost of materials ARTS & CRAFTS DATE: Monday, Wednesday & Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DRAWING & PAINTING Everything you know about drawing and painting will be enhanced and nurtured to produce wonderful artwork. DATE: Monday, Wednesday & Friday TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: Cost of materials SENIOR CROCHET DATE: Thursday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center CLUB DE ESTAMBRE KNITTING CLUB DATE: Tuesday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

MUSIC

CONJUNTO LAS PALMAS DATE: Thursday TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center SENIOR KEYBOARDING DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center GOLDEN LARKS CHOIR DATE: Tuesday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center DANCE INTERNATIONAL DANCE DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center SENIOR LINE DANCING DATE: Monday, Wednesday & Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center DATE: Wednesday & Friday TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

SPORTS & GAMES

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/CHALUPA DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center BOARD & CARD GAMES DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center Palm View Community Center DOMINOES DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center Las Palmas Community Center POKER & CARD GAMES DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center PICKLEBALL DATE: Monday - Thursday TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: $1 per visit


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Experience a spectacular evening of dinner, dessert, fun activities and dancing with your daughter.

April 2015

Contact (956) 681-3340 for more information. Sponsorships available

Join us for a unique glow in the dark pool party! Enjoy glow sticks, DJ music, games, contests and more at this fun-family event. Municipal Pool $2.50 per person

DAY CAMPS • OPEN SWIM POOLS GONE WILD & MORE FUN! STAY TUNED...


GENERAL INFO 19 CITY OF McALLEN ELECTED OFFICIALS

DIRECTORY OFFICES & SITES Parks & Recreation Administration - 1000 S. Ware Rd... (956) 681-3333 Lark Community Center - 2601 Lark Ave....................... (956) 681-3340 Las Palmas Community Center - 1921 N. 25th St.......... (956) 681-3350 Palm View Community Center - 3401 Jordan Rd............(956) 681-3360 Quinta Mazatlan Nature Center - 600 Sunset Drive....... (956) 681-3370 McAllen Memorial Library - 4100 N. 23rd St..................(956) 681-3000 Palm View Golf Course - 2701 S. Ware Rd.......................(956) 681-3444 Town Lake at Firemen’s Park - 201 N. 1st St....................(956) 681-3382

Jim Darling MAYOR

Hilda Salinas MAYOR PRO-TEM COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3

Aida Ramirez MAYOR PRO-TEM COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 4

McAllen Youth Soccer Association - 4313 N. 10th St.......(956) 631-0431 McAllen Chamber of Commerce -1200 Ash Ave..............(956) 682-2871 McAllen I.S.D - 2000 N. 23rd St.......................................(956) 618-6000 Metro McAllen - 1501 W. Highway 83............................(956) 681-3500 McAllen City Hall - 1300 Houston Ave............................(956) 681-1000 McAllen Boys & Girls Clubs Othal E. Brand Center - 2620 W. Galveston Ave................(956) 682-3581 Glen E. & Rita K. Roney Center - 4501 N. 34th St............(956) 687-3910 McAllen Convention Center............................................(956) 681-3800 700 Convention Center Blvd. International Museum of Arts & Science........................(956) 682-1564 1900 Nolana Ave.

Scott Crane

Trey Pebley

John Ingram

Veronica Whitacre

COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1

COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2

COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5

COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 6

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Brian Lewis, Chair Cesar Aguirre Alfredo Alvarado Dora Brown Chris Henderson

Troy Gearhart Raymond Moreno Shannon Ortiz Ronnie Ozuna Daniel Santos

RECREATION Superintendent of Recreation, Rick Krauss Superintendent of Athletics, Victor Ayala Superintendent of Aquatics, Ana Romero Marketing & Events Coordinator, Leslie A. Howland Supervisor of Recreation, Kori Waters OPERATIONS Horticulture Manager, Brad Bentsen Park Manager, Jesse Ybarra Water Manager, Robert Duran Building Maintenance Manager, Richard Martinez

Municipal Pool - 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd....................(956) 681-3381 Boys Club Municipal Pool - 617 S. 27th St......................(956) 681-3383 Los Encinos Pool - 3300 Sarah Ave.................................(956) 681-3384

Floyd Seale Robert Swanson Mark Wilkins Luis Vela Joaquin Zamora

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT STAFF ADMINISTRATION Director, Sally Gavlik Deputy Director, Mike Hernandez Deputy Director, Dave Melaas Management Assistant, Shane Stockton Supervisor of Accounts, Gracie Garza

AQUATIC FACILITIES

LARK COMMUNITY CENTER Manager, Denny A. Meline Supervisor of Recreation, Jesus Franco Supervisor of Recreation, Megan Gerling LAS PALMAS COMMUNITY CENTER Manager, Sarai Garcia Supervisor of Recreation, Olaak Vargas PALM VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER Manager, Samm Mercado Supervisor of Recreation, Ilea O’Donnell QUINTA MAZATLAN Manager, Colleen Hook Supervisor of Recreation, Tiffany Kersten Supervisor of Recreation, Carol Goolsby

Cascade Pool - 1000 Bales Rd.........................................(956) 681-3385

PAVILION, POOL & CENTER RENTALS

Reserve a park pavilion, pool or community center for your next special event! Perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, weddings, anniversaries and baby showers. Reservations are accepted in person during regular business hours at the following locations: - Lark Community Center (956) 681-3340 - Las Palmas Community Center (956) 681-3350 - Palm View Community Center (956) 681-3360 SEE PAGE 2 FOR ADDRESS AND BUSINESS HOURS. Utility bill is required to show proof of McAllen residency. Rental fee and deposit must be paid in full at time of reservation. For more information on pricing and availability of dates please contact your nearest community center. Information can also be found online at www.mcallen.net.

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Reserve your advertisement space now for sponsorship of the fall, spring and summer editions of the City of McAllen Recreation Activity Guide. This is the McAllen area family go-to guide for fun leisure activities and enrichment programs. Call (956) 681-3333 for more information on sponsorship levels, availability and discount offers.


PARK PAVILIONS Airport Park Pavilion 2201 S. 26th Street Cascade Park Pavilion 1000 S. Bales Road Firemen’s Park Pavilion 201 N. 1st Street Idela Park Pavilion 3500 Idela Street La Vista Park Pavilion 100 La Vista Avenue Lion’s Park Pavilion 1201 N. 12th Street Palm View Splash Park 3401 Jordan Road. Ramiro Guerra Pavilion 1000 S. Ware Road Westside Park Pavilions 1000 S. Ware Road Zinnia Park Pavilion 5201 N. 29th Street SWIMMING POOLS Boys & Girls Club Pool Cascade Pool Los Encinos Pool Municipal Pool

617 S. 27th Street 1000 Bales Road 3300 Sarah Avenue 1921 N. Bicentennial

COMMUNITY CENTERS Lark Community Center Las Palmas Community Center Palm View Community Center

2601 Lark Avenue 1921 N. 25th Street 3401 Jordan Road

Reservation are accepted in person during regular business hours at the following locations: Lark Community Center Las Palmas Community Center & Palm View Community Center. Utility bill required to show proof of McAllen residency. Rental fee and deposit must be paid in full at time of reservation. For more information on pricing and availability please contact or visit your nearest community center. https://webtrac.mcallen.net


McFun Activity Guide Fall 2014